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Montague resident part of a Canadian space legacy THIS WEEK

In Canada in 1962, the first medicare plan was launched in Saskatchewan, the Trans-Canada Highway opened, and thalidomide, a birth-defect causing drug, was banned. This year also saw Canada launch the Alouette 1, the country’s first satellite, and the first satellite constructed by a country

other than the USSR or the United States, a project Montague resident Don Page is very familiar with. “It was a big deal because we didn’t know anything about the space environment,” says Page at his Matheson Drive home. “It was all brand new.” Page was part of a team of approximately 30 designers and engineers who were tasked with designing and assembling the Alouette 1 in 1959. These space pioneers were honoured

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on Wednesday, May 12 at a ceremony at the Communications Research Centre in Ottawa, which celebrated Canada’s achievement in building the most complex satellite of its time. “It was a huge space triumph,” says Page. “We pioneered communication satellite technology. Its legacy has been important to the country: it shows a few of young guys can go off and get PhDs and make a difference.” The legacy of the group (in addition to the Alouette) was also the beginning of SPAR Aerospace, a project that sparked the Canadian space industry, says Page. Through contracts with RCA Victor and de Havilland Canada for the construction of the Alouette, these companies were eventually spun into one, unified group.

letters, Page was accepted to the prestigious institution, where he completed his PhD in 1959. Finishing the completion of his thesis, Page travelled back to Canada, to the nowtitled Communications Research Centre where, in 1959, a team was beginning to assemble in order to begin construction on the Alouette. DISCOVERING THE IONOSPHERE The Alouette was used to study the ionosphere, an area of the upper atmosphere located roughly 320 kilometres away from the ground, where many future satellites would be placed into orbit. “Canada has always been interested in communications because it’s a big country with a lot of people,” explains Page. “We needed to find out more about the science of the ionosphere.” The idea was to use this information in order to create a satellite which would be used for communication purposes, says Page. “In order to be able to communicate with a satellite above the ionosphere, we had to know about physics of the ionosphere, what it’s like and what it does,” explains Page. At the time, scientists understood the underside of the ionized layer.

THE PATH TO THE ALOUETTE Page was born in Hamilton, but moved to Cornwall at the age of 10, after his father lost work during the tail end of the Great Depression. He applied and received scholarships in order to attend Queen’s University, where he worked towards a bachelor’s degree in electric engineering. After graduating in 1951 from Queen’s, Page worked in Ottawa for three years at the Defence Research Board on sevPLEASE TURN TO PAGE 2 eral projects, including the microwave fuze for the missile to be used with the Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow air- 23RD ANNIVERSARY SALE craft. Chance to WIN $5,000 cash One of the men Page was worknow on at ing for happened to have worked with a professor of electrical engineering at the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, England, and after many 389353

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FROM THE FRONT PAGE It was the areas further up scientists were interested in exploring. “We wanted to know what the sphere was like all the way through,” says Page. “We wanted to find out what the ionosphere is like so we could design satellites.” Thus the birth and construction of the Alouette: construction on the satellite began in 1959. PROJECT SPECS The project was spearheaded by Dr. John Chapman; Page was part of team that conceived the engineering system for the Alouette, which wasn’t all smooth sailing. “Here we are, designing the most complicated satellite yet to be conceived in 1959,” says Page with a chuckle. “There was a huge mechanical problem that had to be solved.” Page’s main job was to design and develop radio frequency electronics, which was essentially at the heart of the system. MELISSA DI COSTANZO/THIS WEEK However, an antenna system would have to be rolled out following the launch of the Alouette, a feat Don Page flips through old articles about the Alouette. which hadn’t been accomplished. “It was hugely complex for this Contact us at: time,” says Page. “Because of this, Canada, the third country in space, 1702 9th Line Beckwith • RR#2 learned how to be able to put the Carleton Place, ON • K7C 3P2 first communication satellite in General Inquiries: space. This was a big achievement in the Alouette. It was a huge chal613-257-1539 or 1-800-535-4532 (613 area code) lenge.” Public Works: The trick to rolling out four antennae once the Alouette was 613-257-1810 or 1-800-535-4534 (613 area code) in space was in creating a motor, cmoyle@twp.beckwith.on.ca which, as Page says, was something that had never been created before.

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The result of this creation didn’t only help with the launch of the Alouette. “That’s why Canada has a background to do things like Canadarm,” explains Page. “This is what started it.” Canadarm 1 is a mechanical arm used on the Space Shuttle to maneuver a load from the load bay of the orbiter, to its deployment position and then release it. Alouette was launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in September 1962, when Page was just 32 years old. “It was a historic technological event,” he says. “It required defence department rockets at the California air force base.” Page, however, did not attend the California launch: instead, he was in Ottawa for the launch, receiving the first signals from the satellite. Alouette’s mission lasted for 10 years, until it was turned off because of improving technology. Alouette 2, which was built alongside the Alouette 1, was launched in 1965. It, too, was turned off 10 years later due to developing technology. A FARMING LIFE Page retired from the technological realm in 1982, and came to the Township of Montague to become a cattle farmer. But his farming life wasn’t strictly about physical labour: he also took up the task of becoming editor of the magazine Humanist in Canada for six years, the editor of Humanist International, which was run out of Holland for the same amount of time, and the editor of American Humanist for six months. He also ran for the NDP party provincially (in 1985, 1987 and1995) and once federally in 1984. Now, dubbed one of Canada’s space pioneers, he wears the hat of president of the Rosedale Singers, and looks forward to celebrating his birthday in July. “I’m turning 81, and I think that’s fine,” he says. “That’s all I need.” 389377

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For the final time before its third reading, councillors discussed the Smiths Falls 2010 budget, beginning with two final requests from Mayor Dennis Staples, who asked council to reconsider its plans to put an end to this year’s budget process. Staples had two requests: he asked to include a sufficient amount in the document in order to complete proper plans for the municipal complex, and for council to consider borrowing the funding for the $290,000 streetlight project. COMPLEX PLANS A total of $46,000 is

included in the budget to complete plans for 77 Beckwith St. Coun. Ken Graham said he was in favour of renovations to Town Hall, as a whole, and supports the project, in principle. However, he was concerned because he wasn’t satisfied there is enough support around the horseshoe to move the project forward. “My sense is that there is … dissent about the whole plan,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense to have plans drawn up if it isn’t a finished product.” Graham was in favour of moving forward with renovations to the police and fire sections of the building. “They definitely have needs,” he said, listing

structural issues at twobay. “We can’t keep saying ‘next year, next year, next year.’ It has to come to the top of the pile eventually.” Coun. Jack Traynor shared a similar opinion. “I’m in favour of the plans,” he said. “I’m not in favour of putting money into plans without a consensus around the table.” Coun. Rob Peters doesn’t support paying for the plans; Coun. Robin Hawe also didn’t support the plans as they stand. Coun. Chris Cummings said he didn’t support putting more money into the budget because council is already scrambling to put together a 2010 budget document. “There’s no consensus as to what to plan for,” he said. “I don’t support put-

ting it in here.” Coun. Dawn Quinn didn’t support the plans because she feels the police and fire departments ought to be moved out of the building. “I think we need to investigate here before we put more money into this complex,” she said. Chief administrative officer Wayne Brown said police and fire are centrally-located, and didn’t want to move from the centre of the town because of response times. STREETLIGHTS Staples said the streetlight project was a legitimate opportunity to borrow funds in order to minimize the tax impact. Council decided to use $300,000, which was allocated as debt payment reserve for the new arena, to replace all of the town’s streetlights with energy-saving induction lights in order to balance the budget and keep taxes at bay. If the 2010 budget is passed, this means the Smiths Falls’ residential tax rate will continue to sit at 1.5 per cent. Including the education rate, the rate is bumped to 1.7 per cent. This figure will be added to a roughly 5.2 per cent tax hike town property owners will face due to higher

assessed property values by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. Staples said an average tax rate increase of 5.5 per cent for residents and 3.6 or 3.7 per cent for commercial properties would be a hardship for some. Cummings said in order to stop a possible tax increase, council decided to use the $300,000 towards the streetlights. Hawe said he wanted to leave everything the way it was, and to use $70,000 in savings from the energysaving streetlights towards another town initiative. Peters said he has a good understanding of how difficult it is to own a business in town. “I agree: we should be in the position to lower taxes this year,” he said. But a population decrease and business closures have been eroding away at the tax base, he said. A wage increase for town staff is also an issue, Peters pointed out. “To borrow when money is available is not tax reduction, its tax deferral,” said Peters. Quinn said she didn’t see how council could lower taxes. “I agree, it would be wonderful,” she said. “We really need to look at where we spend our money.” The budget is slated for a third reading at the May 17 council meeting.

Kirby new president of trustee group THIS WEEK STAFF Local Catholic school board trustee Nancy Kirby will represent 250 Catholic school trustees as president of the trustees’ association. Kirby was elected as president of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association at its annual general meeting in Thunder Bay from April 29 to May 1. She will represent all trustees who serve Ontario’s 29 Catholic school boards. “I am honoured to have been given the trust of leadership by my fellow trustees from across the province,” Kirby said in a statement. The role will bring a broader context to her experience as a trustee, Kirby said. “It will probably take me into the next term with a lot more knowledge,” she said. “It’s a totally different perspective from our little rural part of the province.” Kirby has served as a trustee in the Lanark Catholic board for 16 years. She lives in Carleton Place and represents Lanark County schools in the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. She is the vice chair of the board and has served that role for seven terms. Kirby has also served on the Minister of Education’s Advisory Council on Special Education and on the board of directors for Curriculum Services Canada.

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And they’re off. The group of Katimavik participants who arrived in town on March 3 are wrapping up their three-month stint in Smiths Falls on Friday, May 14. The group of 10, who come anywhere from Montreal to Langley to Hamilton to Halifax, began their work placements on March 11 at various locations around town, such as Duncan J. Schoular Elementary School, Big Brothers Big Sisters,

Hands down, the group says playing ringette with the Special Olympics team was their favourite activity, and that Smiths Falls is a nice town full of friendly people. “It’s a very pretty town, especially in the summer,” says Roxanne Pleau, who is from Quebec City. Amilie Castonguay, from Montreal, says she had a really positive experience. “It was lots of fun,” she says. “There are nice people here, they’re very accepting.” They also learned how to live with a large group of people,

and how to share and regulate showers and laundry. As with the previous placements, the theme of the program is eco-citizenship and active living. The next group will be coming on May 26 and is here to stay until July.

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Heritage House Museum, the Child Development Centre, the Salvation Army and the Smiths Falls and District Club for Youth. They also participated in the Rideau Environmental Action League’s Pitch In efforts, and collected seven garbage bags of trash. They may leave the McEwen Street house on May 14, but they’re still going to be working around the area: from May 14 to 23, they will be billeting at organic farms in, for example, Westport and Smiths Falls. Their next stop? Burnaby, B.C.


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or those who live in Smiths Falls, but work in Ottawa, driving in every day at a snail’s pace is nothing new. Bumper to bumper, side by side, countless cars creep along the highway in unison. This setup causes everyone to hurry up and wait. On the rare chance you get a break and your lane opens up, it usually doesn’t take long before traffic is nearly stopped and you’re back to moving at two kilometres per hour. Highway expansions have and continue to take place on Highway 7 and Highway 417. However, no matter how quickly the roads are improved, it’s never enough. It’s better than commuting in Toronto, but a more comfortable commute is always welcome. On Monday, May 3, Lanark Community Transit launched its new bus line, taking people to and from Ottawa from Carleton Place. While there has been a lot of support from the town, organizations and residents, others do not necessarily think spending money on the project is such a great idea. Most of Carleton Place council rode the bus on one of the first runs to show their support. Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien and some city councillors also showed up to check out the new initiative. One thing is clear: Cars need to be taken off the road. Every morning and every night, commuters bang their heads against their steering wheels as they make their way to and from work. Many people in Lanark County already make the effort to reduce the number of cars on the road: find local work when possible, carpool and take advantage of park and ride locations. LCT’s hard work over the past four years is an example of persistence and teamwork. Hopefully, the group’s work will turn out as planned and the bus system will continue to grow and provide a comfortable ride for commuters. LCT is not the first group to try to solve the commuter congestion problem, but it hopefully won’t be the last. Let’s continue looking at ways to keep green ideas rolling. Do you have something to say about this, or anything else that has appeared in this edition of Smiths Falls This Week? Email jason. marshall@metroland.com.

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Rita Edwards, Jeri-Lynn O’Neill, Earl Fleming, Arnel Pattimore and Marguerite Cameron hold off from munching on yummy baked goods at Trinity United Church’s bi-annual bake sale on Friday, April 30. The sale was held at County Fair Mall, and rose money for the church’s general funds.

Chimo’s build day finally taking place this weekend MELISSA DI COSTANZO

The playground will be dedicated to the memory of Pamela (Martin) Joynt. There will more on that in next week’s paper. You don’t have to live in the area, or even have kids: members of the school community want you to join them for a day of hands-on work, music, fun, and an opportunity to make a big difference. For more information, or to register lastminute, visit www.chimo.ltbk.ca.

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This will be my last reminder about C h i m o E l e m e n t a r y S c h o o l ’s bu i l d day, because it’s finally taking place on Saturday! The weather forecast, last I checked, doesn’t include rain, so let’s cross our fingers for a sunny (but not humid), clear day. Equipment was unloaded Wednesday evening and the play structure was unpacked on Thursday. The holes were dug, the cement was poured and all of the welding has been done in preparation for the big day. Measurements are expected to

take place on Friday. The actual build day is expected to run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Ribbon cutting will take place at 3 p.m.

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exhibition, which runs from May 28 until Oct. 31. For more details, call 613-283-8560 or click on www.smithsfalls.ca/heritagehouse. The Rideau Canal Museum opens daily as of May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Oct. 10. This includes all weekend and holidays. Visit the website for regular updates on spring and summer programs or stop by into the shop in the museum’s Waterfall Cafe and Gift Shop. The Rideau Canal Museum is located at 34 Beckwith St. S. Call 613-284-0505 or click on http://www.rideau-info.com/ museum.

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Wayne Henwood, Jasper Station features local actors, who bring Foster’s dialogue to life on the stage; actors include Katharine Coleman, Nancy Kerr-Wilson, John Eastcott, Don Willmer, Raynee Doner Hodge and Garry Welsh. With musical accompaniment by Catherine Websdale and Pamela Newton, viewers will be treated to a delightful couple of hours in 140 plush seats. Audience members will also enjoy the new Station Theatre as much as the cast and crew have. At intermission, viewers will have time to enjoy the spacious lobby and impressive architecture. The theatre is accessible and once seated, there is little evidence of the presence of trains rolling by just outside.

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Will Henry Keegan get to move up from the minors to the Vancouver Canucks? Will Sterling Mimms, the local accountant, find fame and fortune as a country and western songwriter? Will Nikki actually board that space ship to Utopia, or be stranded in Kitimat, B.C.? What about Emeline’s marriage? Will Rebecca win the Pulitzer, or settle for reporting on church suppers and scout meetings for the Spruce Grove Examiner? Will the train for Vancouver even arrive on time? Five people chasing their dreams, one rather cynical station manager, a sleepy train station in Jasper, all wrapped up into a witty, heart-warming and sometimes toe-stomping good time. This is Jasper Station, the first play at the Smiths Falls Community Theatre group’s new home, the Station Theatre. What better vehicle to open the theatre than this uplifting musical from Canadian playwright Norm Foster, with music and lyrics by Steve Thomas. Directed by Jeremy Dutton, with musical direction by Catherine Websdale and technical direction by

The set design by Renate Seiler is authentic, thanks to the loan of an antique bench from Carey’s Antiques and an antique counter from Otter Creek Antiques. Jasper Station runs May 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on May 16 and 23. Tickets are $20 and are available in Smiths Falls at Bham’s Kiosk at County Fair Mall and Special Greetings, located at 5 Russell St. and in Perth at Pauline Aunger Real Estate on Gore Street. Or you can call Karen Hallinan at 613-283-0676. Don’t miss this inaugural performance in the new Station Theatre – you get to see a great play, spend time in a lovely space and, if you wish, you can even purchase the antiques from the set.

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Notes From the Nest

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n Friday, May 7th, 2010, a musical group named Ri-thum, from Toronto, visited SFDCI to educate high school and elementary school students about music around the world. This was a very appropriate conclusion to education week. he group of four musicians, Larry, Rob, Dave, and Cheryl, travelled to different parts of the world to study music. More specifically, they studied music and dance from various countries in Africa. They took what they learned about the music from the various countries and formed a travelling group to teach students about the music. “The group provided an interactive performance for the audience, while maintaining a good level of educational value,” said senior music student Emily Thurgood.

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usic from Ghana, Mali, and other African countries was displayed during the presentation. This included types of music played at sports events, social gatherings, parties, festivals, weddings, and many other occasions. he musical group brought along many different kinds of instruments to play from the different countries. Various kinds of drums, cow bells and thumb pianos were used to appropriately present African music to the students. They explained how dance and music communicate with each other creating the overall atmosphere. “It was a very good way of showing other ethnic cultures to the young children,” said Above: Ri-thum Musicians perform for high school Clare Taylor.

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and elementary students at SFDCI last Friday summing up Education Week.

Below: Pro RedHawks Tennis player, Ainsley Saumure, smiles during a quick break during pracise last Wednesday.

Above: Varsity Boys Soccer player, Jacob Chapman, dribbles the ball up the field, in a recent game against Perth. The resulting score was 1-1.

Above: Goal keeper Sydney Dubas deftly kicks the ball away from her net, during the recent home game against Perth. The resulting score was 1-1.

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ELVIS AND PANCAKES JOIN TOGETHER TO HELP THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY The Lombardy Relay for Life would like to invite you to join them on Saturday, May 15 at 9 a.m. for their next relay rally. The group will be serving up stacks

ZOOMER MAG SAYS SF A GREAT PLACE TO RETIRE Zoomer Magazine says Smiths Falls is a great place to retire, which has Mayor Dennis Staples thrilled. “It’s great, great promotion for Smiths Falls,” he said at the May 3 council meeting. “It’s tremendous awareness and promotion. Smiths Falls was listed among towns such as Orillia, Niagaraon-the-Lake, Stratford and Elliott Lake. Zoomer is a lifestyle magazine

RUNAWAY CAT Bennie has escaped. He left my apartment last Monday evening through a tiny rip in my window netting. He was scared at first, but as he saw my frantic coaxing, as I attempted to woo him back into the house and off the slanted roof, he became bolder, and rolled around on the flat surface, acting like a complete lunatic. After a late night phone call to my mother, who ought to be congratulated for her efforts to calm me down, I decided to toss in the towel and go to sleep. After all, Bennie is a pretty tough cat.

He can fend for himself. And I had to go to work early the next morning. I left him on the roof overnight. By morning, I though I would find him where I left him, dancing around in the leaves and acting like a goof. But I was wrong. He was gone, vanished. And I was at a loss. I caught a couple of glimpses of him throughout the week, but he’s either been too scared or has been having $10 OFF way to much

fun to come back home. In short, Bennie is still on the loose. If anyone has any tips about how to catch him, please email me! I’m new to this, so any help is appreciated. I think he’s quite happy outside (he was, after all, born at a barn) and if and when he plans on returning home, I’ll be sure to let you all know.

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BARBECUE On May 15, Montague Public School will be hosting a barbecue at Zellers in order to support the Grade 7’s upcoming field trip to Camp Otterdale. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be for sale.

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of hotcakes at J.R.’s Family Restaurant in Almonte while “the King” performs. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for this event, as well as the relay night which is taking place on Friday, June 11. The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life is about celebrating, remembering and fighting back. Visit www. relayforlife.ca/lombardy for more information and to find out how you can participate.

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Smiths Falls Lions Club members Bruno Patti and Chris Grant collect donations from people passing by the Beckwith Street stop of the toll set up to gather donations for the Canadian National Institute of the Blind on Saturday.

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Register Today! The Town 2009 Economic Statement of Objectives identified as one of its goals the development of a team to Sell Smiths Falls to new residents and visitors as a Sensational community to live, work and play. A new program has been initiated to develop a team of business owners and local residents to act as Community Ambassadors for Smiths Falls. Together, we can offer our new residents, investors and visitors a Sensational experience! This short training session will offer: Ambassador Training – A Refresher Understanding Newcomer and Tourist Cultures Important Community Facts and Information Resource Kit As an Ambassador you will be expected to act as a knowledgeable resource about our community. An Ambassador will act as a front line resource for new residents, investors and visitors by providing an Ambassador Brochure and directing people to the appropriate resources in the community as required. A resource brochure will be supplied in a brochure stand and a window sticker identifying your business will be provide along with identifier buttons and Ambassador Certificate to display in your location. Ongoing support will be given as required by the Smiths Falls Economic Development Department. Name: __________________________________________ Title: ________________________________________ Business: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone: _____________________________Email: _________________________________________________ Training Location: Smiths Falls Town Hall or Your Location (6 people or more) Preferred Date: _____________________________ Preferred Time: ______________________________________ Please return completed registration forms to:

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The following are briefs from the Town of Smiths Falls May 10 council meeting at 5 p.m. and following special meeting of council at 7 p.m. All councillors were present. ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND GOALS AT HHM Representatives from Heritage House Museum’s advisory board appeared as a delegation and discussed the museum’s past accomplishments and future goals. “We want to reinforce the museum’s importance in town,” said Ian Ross. In terms of tourism, Anne Shropshire, board member, said the museum will continue to play an active role and support the town’s tourism initiatives; exploit park lands around the museum, including signage along the road and canal, and a place for boats to moor near the museum; create gardens in front of the property to draw visitors; to create a history of Smiths Falls exhibit within the museum; and to promote the genealogical library within the museum. The museum saw 4,822 visitors last year. Goals and priorities for 2010 include the creation of a Victorian garden to improve visibility from the road; to begin research on a permanent “History of Smiths Falls” exhibit and to reconfigure the museum lobby to house this exhibit; to increase volunteer base and memberships; to create a greater web presence for the museum and genealogical library; to begin to digitize the collection, including genealogical records to

improve collection accessibility; to continue partnerships with local museums and community groups; and to begin planning for the 30th anniversary celebrations taking place next year. Shropshire also identified challenges the museum faces, such as staffing: the museum assistant position was cut in 2008. There is currently one full time staff member employed at Heritage House. Shropshire said the museum’s storage space, which is in the attic of the 150-year-old building, is bursting at the seams. “There is a risk of damage or loss of historical records,” she said. Plans to remedy these challenges include securing funding for a full time museum assistant position, volunteer recruitment, and to locate and secure a permanent storage facility. Shropshire said solutions also include improving accessibility, increasing signage in the exterior and interior building, to eventually become wheelchair accessible, to increase membership, to offer more dynamic programming which appeals to more age ranges, and to partner with new groups to expose more people to the museum. GREEN LIGHT TO LOGO Councillors gave the green light to two requests for use of the town’s logo. Willis College has requested to use the logo in documents in preparation for the college’s upcoming trip to China. The document will also contain information about the Town of Smiths Falls. If approved by council, the text of the document will be approved by the economic development department. The second logo usage request came from the Canal Chocolate

and Railway Festival: if approved by council, the town’s logo may also appear in joint television advertisements with the festival. CRIME STOPPERS SIGNS Ron Stronski appeared as a delegation on behalf of the Smiths Falls and District Crime Stoppers, asking for council’s approval to put up two new signs around town. “It’s a campaign to show our colours in the Town of Smiths Falls,” said Stronski. “We’d like to put new signage up.” The signs would be located within town limits, coming into Smiths Falls from Perth and Merrickville, on Highway 43. Stronski said representatives from Crime Stoppers have met with the town’s engineering department and have received the green light for the plans. The signs would not cost the town and are 0.9 metres by one metre and would include the Crime Stoppers logo. Stronski said he will be going to the townships of Montague and South Elmsley to ask for approval to put two signs just outside of town limits. “We’re hoping the two townships give us approval to go ahead to finish off the project,” said Stronski. The project also includes replacements of 31 local signs. COUNCIL OKS TITLE Council gave permission to use “Smiths Falls” in the incorporated title for the Smiths Falls Soccer Club.

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There’s a new farmers market in town. The Chambers Street Farmers Market, which will be located in the parking lot at the corner of Chambers and Market streets, promises another location in town for fresh produce. Organizer Brian Marcil says he’s “not at war” with the other market in town, the two-year-old Smiths Falls Farmers Market. Instead, he says the location of the Chambers Street Famers Market offers better visibility. “We’re trying to maintain a place that’s happy,” explains the Portland vegetable farmer. “A market should be a friendly place.” Marcil was a vendor at the Smiths Falls Farmers Market, but decided to start the Chambers Street Farmers Market because the former was “too encumbered with rules.” “People who come to buy (will be) happy, and vendors are happy,” he says. “I want a place where everyone is happy.” Marcil says he hopes to offer a variety of items, such as produce, as well as a number of new products. Val Hudson, founder and organizer of the Smiths Falls Farmers Market, says Smiths Falls can’t support two markets. “It’s just not good business

sense,” she says. Hudson says vendors at the Smiths Falls Farmers Market voted on whether or not to move the location of the Smiths Falls Farmers Market prior to Marcil’s departure. “People like that we’re here,” she says. And despite the fact that some vendors have dropped out or switched markets (the number of vendors has fluctuated from as many as 12 and as few as five) the Smiths Falls Farmers Market will be running this year, opening with eight vendors. “We’re excited (for the season),” says Hudson. “It’s going to be great.” Opening day for the Chambers Street Farmers Market is Saturday, May 15, and visitors can expect to see five to seven vendors set up; the market is expected to run until the last Saturday in October, although Marcil says it may even run a bit longer. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested vendors can contact Sharon at 613-284-0517. The Smiths Falls Farmers Market also opens on May 15, and is running from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This first Saturday features a spring cleanup and yard sale. Call 613-283-9404 or email the market through the website (http:// www.smithsfallsfarmersmarket. com/) to book a table.


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If all goes according to plan, 500 rubber ducks will be sailing down the waterway in Smiths Falls on Sunday, May 16. “We wanted to bring some fun back into the community,” explains event organizer and Lion Peter Campbell. “It’s an event that used to run in town, but hasn’t 33 Wilson Street West, Perth r u n i n m a ny Office: 613-267-2435 years.” Toll Free: 866-361-2435 Dubbed the Rideau River Fax: 613-267-2008 Gale Real Estate Rubber Duck www.royallepage.ca BROKERAGE INDEPENDENTLY Race, Campbell www.royallepageperth.com OWNED AND OPERATED **Broker *Sales Representatives says the event will be good, Members of Rideau St. Lawrence and Ottawa Real Estate Boards clean fun for NEW LISTINGS the whole community. - 3 br bungalow close to br family home close to A similar town fronting on paved schools and Conlon Farm. event takes road in quiet country set2 baths, finished third levplace in Ottawa ting. 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Come make this your the sunset, walking distance is primarily Falls – 4 br brick home on new home! $148,000. MLS to Conlon Farm. 613-464large lot in town. Original #755198 www.perthproper to help out the Saturday, May 15 1000. MLS #735455 Your wood flooring and ceramic tile ties.ca Bridget 1 to 2:30 p.m. c o m m u n i t y. Host: Randy We’re going to tunity. Building lot in the start this year retreat with excellent swimtown of Perth. Nice deep and hopefully ming, boating or fishing. lot. Great residential area. Boathouse, screened gazebo make it bigger Close to schools, Conlon and detached garage. Just each year.” Farm Recreation area and 10 minutes to downtown The ducks downtown. Lots of possible Perth. Western exposure, will be numresidential building scenprivate with a stunning view arios. Contact the listing bered and of the lake. If you’ve been brokerage for details of Sunday, May 16 dropped at 1 looking for a great cottage, development plan. www. 1-2:30 p.m. this is it! $349,900.00 MLS p.m. on May 16 20B Church St. Perth perthproperties.ca I.D. 110 Sutcliffe Lane, Otty #756647 in Confederation - $52,900 - Unique oppor- 2213P Bridget O’Flaherty Lake The ultimate cottage Your host: Randy P a r k , o ff o f the single-lane office space. 2 pc. bath on Bailey bridge. to downtown Heritage Perth. mn flr. Could be retained as The Smiths Kitchen with eating nook, easy residential property. Comaccess to dining/living rm. 3 Falls Lions chip mercial zoning creates many br on main level, master w/ possible uses. Well appointed wagon will also ensuite. Patio doors from yellow brick home, well be stationed kitchen overlooks back lawn maintained. Newer furnace near the drop and greenspace. Finished and A/C added, Screened Saturday, May 15 basement with games plus site, close to the porch. Close to downtown from 11:30a.m. 1p.m. family rm, office/bedroom water tower, for & amenities, Good visibility 12 Treelawn Blvd. Perth – and 3 piece bath. $285,000. most of the day, 149 Gore St. E. Perth - on high traffic road. MLS # Custom built 1380 S/F, Royal MLS# 751387 I.D. 2710E starting at 11:30 $239,000 - Ideal for a pro- 753081 I.D. 3193P www. Model bungalow situated in www.perthontariorealty.ca Perthmore, walking distance Al fessional with reception and perthproperties.ca Bridget a.m. T h e d u c k s 389883

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$219,900. Move in & enjoy: 2 bdr, 3season cottage on Little Silver Lake, Perth/Westport. Fully furnished & equipped. Cathedral ceiling, lots of windows, woodstove, bright kitchen, 3pc bath. 3 decks,screen gazebo.Garage/ bunkie/storage. Beautiful lake views. Great swimming,boating. Excellent rental revenue. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

$129,900. Secluded cottage on Clyde River near Hopetown. What a great retreat! Canoe and kayak till you drop! No running water. No electricity. Compost toilet. VERY QUIET. There are no neighbours nearby. Call today for a private viewing of this cutie!! What a marvelous getaway spot! Grant Scharf 613-323-4862.

SOLD $259,900. Privacy in a beautiful spot: 2 bedroom, 3 season cottage on clean 325’ on Bull Lake, in Salmon River chain of lakes, nr Arden. Open concept, cathedral ceiling, EBB. Big roofed deck with great lake views. Bell Express Vu. Many inclusions. Great swimming, many many miles of boating. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

SOLD $179,900. Pristine, private, treed waterfront lot: 186’ on Mississippi River, access to Dalhousie Lake. Nicely refinished cottage, new vertical pine siding, 3 bdrs, 4 pc bath, lg open-concept kitchen/family room, woodstove, spacious decks. New windows, doors,more. Swim, boat, fish this summer at your cottage. Vicki Behn-Belland 613-257-8856.

$40,000 to $65,000. Your choice: 6 wooded building lots on pristine Centennial Lake Bay, close to Calabogie. Great place for a cottage or year-round home. Many tall white pines in very private setting. Purchase individually or as a package. Lot corners now marked. Vicki Behn-Belland 613-257-8856.

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PERTH: House to rent. Large, eat-in kitchen, dining and living room, 2 bedrooms and bathPERTH: 3rd floor walkroom on second level. up 1 bedroom apartFridge, stove and parkment. Close to downing included. Gas heat, town. Fridge, stove, PERTH: 2 bedroom water and hydro extra. parking and heat inRECREATIONAL $790/month. apartment. Available 613cluded. $535/month, VEHICLES immediately. Newly 264-0002. hydro extra. 613-264renovated, in clean, FIREWOOD 0002. 21’ STARCRAFT TRAVquiet, security building. EL TRAILER Lite Fridge, stove, parking APARTMENTS GERRY BLAIR & SON weight, with air. Very included. Laundry fa- PERTH: Sunny, spaFOR RENT Firewood - cut, split and clean - all appliances cilities. Mature ap- cious, newly renovated delivered. 613-259- working. Tandem axle. 1 bedroom apartment, plicants only. 1 bedroom apartment. 2723. Very easy to tow. Ask- $575/month plus hy- $705/month + hy- Quiet building. Fridge ing $6,900. Call 613- dro. 2 bedroom apart- dro. No dogs. 613- and stove. $625 plus heat and hydro. No 432-9480. ment, $680/month 349-9377. pets, non-smokplus hydro. Close to all ing. Available June amenities. 30 Mather S H A M R O C K 1. 613-264-0464. HUNTING St. 613-326-0903. APARTMENTS: 2 bedroom apartment. HUNTER SAFETY CA- 2 bedroom apartment. $820/month, includes NADIAN FIREARM Clean building. heat and hydro. COURSE. June 25, $680/month plus hy- Available June 1. 61326, 27. Almonte, pre- dro. Parking, coin laun- 264-8380. register Wenda Co- dry facilities available. chran, 613-256- First and last required. FARM 2409. 613-925-3046. VACATION PROPERTIES REQUEST: LOOKING FOR patio stones, any size, and wood or chrome kitchen chairs. Call 613-283-1194.

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CAR FOR SALE: 2001Lexus ES 300 Silver/grey, moon roof, loaded, power everything, separate seat and heat controls, remote door openers, 159,600 km. Four-door sedan, 6 cylinder, 34month premium battery bought Dec. 22/08, complete overhaul at that time, 4 new tires, all service done at LexREUSE/RECYCLE us Tony Graham. Emission test Feb. 11/10. Car has never been in OFFER: Large RCA accident, excellent conTV, working. 613-326- dition inside and out. 0278. Call 613-828-8072.

NINE WINDOWS. Solid aluminum. Side sliding. 4@301/4”, 3 @371/4”, 2 @275/8” VEHICLES wide. All are 53” high. $450 for lot. Interior wood trim included. 613-267-4224. Like new, less than 1 year old with over 2 years left with warranty. White exterior and black interior. Fully loaded. Leather seats, steering wheel QUALITY CEDAR trees and shifter, front heated seats, cruise control, for hedging. Nursery power windows, locks, seats and mirrors; air constock. 3-4 feet, ditioning, Bluetooth for cell phones, sunroof, 17” $4.75 each; 4-5 alloy rims and all-season tires. Chrome exhaust feet, $5.75 each; 5- tip, CD player and MP3 playback, remote vehi6 feet, $6.75 each. cle starter, compass and OnStar, trunk cargo net. Installation available. Rust Inhibitor with 96-month/160,000-km warWarren Cedar Prod- ranty. 15,304 kilometres. $22,850 obo. ucts, 613-628-5232. 613-769-6078.

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3 bedroom apartment, Perth. 5 appliances, gas fireplace, heat and hydro included, no pets, no smoking, parking. $950/month. Available immediately. First and last required. References. 613-2671687. Available May 1. 1 bedroom, heated, second-floor apartment. Downtown Perth. $600/month. Write to Box 1016, c/o The Perth Courier, 39 Gore St. E., Perth, ON, K7H 1H4. PERTH: Large 2 bedroom bi-level apartment. Central location. Fridge and stove provided. Heat, water and parking included. $780/month. Available July 1. 613264-0002.

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JUST ONE CALL, we do it all. Dump runs, renovations, roofing, decks, fences, painting. Serving Perth and area for over 18 years. Whyte’s Maintenance, 613-264-8143.

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WILL PICK UP & REMOVE any unwanted cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles, lawn tractors, snowblowers, etc. Cash paid for some. Peter, All Purpose Towing, 613797-2315, 613-5609042. www.allpur pose.4-you.ca

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AZ COMPANY DRIVERS & O/Os WELCOME - financial stability, great lanes, quality freight, dry vans, competitive pay and benefits. Call Celadon Canada, Kitchener, 1-800-3320518. www.celadon May 15, 9am-1pm. 30 D’Arcy St. Five antique canada.com oak dining chairs, solid maple dining table, metal detector, metal- CABINET MAKER company clad exterior doors with Millwork hardware (32�x80�), seeking skilled and moturntable/tuner. 613- tivated cabinet makers for full-time positions. 267-9613. Applicants must have minimum 5 years’ exWORK WANTED perience in the woodworking field, have the ability to read and understand shop drawED ings and architectural WIDENMAIER drawings, work well DRIVEWAY independently and as SEALING part of a team, have a for over 25 years. good understanding of Free estimates. shop equipment setup Reasonable and operation. Wage rates. and benefit package Commercial and based on your experiresidential. Owner ence and abilities. Inoperated. terested applicants 613-267-3205. should fax rÊsumÊs to 613-523-4323 or Retired man looking to e-mail rÊsumÊs to cut lawns in Perth and jcrane@ferano.ca surrounding area. Leave message at 613267-9664, Ken. WE ARE looking for key people to expand HELP WANTED our financial services business in this area. Experience not neces2 POSITIONS sary. We will train. For AVAILABLE an interview, call MatFull-time experienced thew McBain at 613dump truck driver, 723-1139. DZ essential, AZ an asset. Experienced equipment opera$$$ SECURITY tor, shovel, dozer, GUARDS $$$ backhoe. Small-company versatility and DZ No experience needan asset. Benefits ed. Full training ofavailable. Fax rÊsumÊ fered. 613-228-2813. and abstract to 613- www.ironhorsegroup. com 838-3364.

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START immediately. Stair manufacturer requires shop help. Positions available for assemblers, finishers and general shop help. Carpentry skill an asset, but will train. Must have own transportation and be physically fit. Fax or e-mail résumé to 613-838-2143 or Kitchen help needed at info@stairshop.com The Crown. Drop résumés off at 71 Foster WELLNESS St., Perth. COMPANY EXPANDING LOOKING for persons Work from home online $1,500willing to do small earning monthgroup or one-on-one $4,500 Call 1-888presentations. Car and ly. Internet necessary. Call 6313 or visit http:// Diana, 1-866-306- fulfillyourzen.theonlinebusiness.com/ 5858. HANDY PERSON to help with lawn mowing, painting and other odd jobs for apartment building. Must be good with the public and have valid driver’s licence. Please mail résumé to McLean Associates, 20 Baynes St., Perth, ON, K7H 1R1.

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Peacefully at the Westgate Lodge, Belleville, on Saturday, January 2, 2010 Helen May Wilson at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Weir Wilson. Loving mother of Karen St. Germain (the late Rev. Barry) of Belleville and John Wilson (Ruth) of Rideau Lakes. Cherished grandmother of Laurie St. Germain (Jason), Adrienne Tugman (Kelly), Meaghan Redden (Andrew), Jennifer Wilson (Carl) and Christine Hill (Adam). Great grandmother of Barry, Scott, Charlotte, Gwenyth and Lauren. A graveside service to celebrate Helen’s life will be held at the Scotch Line Cemetery on Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to the staff at the Westgate Lodge and the Richmond Retirement Home, Belleville, for the care and compassion they gave to our mother and grandmother. Condolences to the family at: www.blairandson.com

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Asten Johnson has over 200 years of global experience serving the paper industry as a manufacturer of paper machine clothing (PMC), specialty fabrics and filaments. We are seeking to fill four vacancies at our Kanata manufacturing plant. Purpose of Position: Production Associates are responsible for manufacturing activities. Effort and Working Conditions: • The plant is temperature controlled and has adequate lighting • Individual needs to be alert to visual & audible stimuli and needs to be extremely safety conscious. • Requires regular bending, walking, and standing • Requires lifting, pushing or pulling of moderately heavy items with aids such as overhead crane and hoist, motorized chucks and dollies. Position Requirements: • High School diploma and recent manufacturing experience • Ability to work shift work • Team player and strong communication skills • Ability to adapt to new equipment and procedures • Detail oriented • Basic mechanical skills • Basic Computer Skills Starting rate: $19.07/hr To express your interest in one of these positions, please send a résumé & cover letter to resume@astenjohnson.com or fax 613.592.9358 by May 25th, 2010. We appreciate all expressed interest in these positions. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No Phone calls Please.

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and delivery,” he says. “Subject to that, we commit to 2010 construction.” Erection of the solar equipment is subject to the confirmation of procurement of all necessary materials. If all goes according to plan, the project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. “We’re absolutely committed to the projects,” says Kieran. “We’re excited.” The two sites, both which are approximately 100 acres in size, are located southwest of Bay Road and north of Highway 15, near Lombardy, in an area that has been identified by Natural Resources Canada as having potential for south-facing PV panels with latitude tilt. The sites aren’t side-by-side because a large piece of property separates the two. A security fence will enclose to project sites to keep people away for their own safety, says Kieran. “Our message to the community is that we’re

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The site plan agreement for two solar projects in South Elmsley has been signed and executed by both EDF EN Canada and the Township of Rideau Lakes. “We are moving forward with site mobilization steps,” says Jon Kieran, country manager for EDF EN. “The municipality has finalized all requirements at its end to specify terms under which we can develop the project.” Site preparation activities have started at both sites; a construction crew is in the process of finishing stake surveys, adds Kieran. The company has to procure equipment and products that make up the solar project; Kieran expects this will take between two and four weeks. “We need to confirm the construction path for procurement (of equipment and products)

glad to be a keen neighbour,” he says. “If you want to look at the construction site as it develops, it’s going to be hard to see.” The area is shielded by a heavy curtain of trees, unlike EDF EN Canada’s Arnprior project, which is visible from the roadway. Kieran says if enough interest is expressed to the Township of Rideau Lakes council, the company will be pleased to organize a visit for those who are interested. “We’re trying to enshrine the principle of being a good neighbour,” he says. SITE SPECS The sites are expected to generate a total of 20 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) power during peak times. Each property will generate 10 megawatts of energy, the maximum amount permitted under the province’s Standard Offer Program, which is enough power to run 6,000 or 7,000 homes on a peak day.

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2 Wilson St. E., Perth

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 16 • 1 - 2:30 P.M. #14 R7A, Rideau Ferry

613-264-0123

Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom brick home on the Lower Rideau. Built in 1993 with new shingles and heat pump as of 2008. Quality construction (built R2000), phenomenal view, great boating and swimming. Prime location with approx. 140 ft. of great waterfront. Expansive lot slopes gently to the water’s edge. Fantastic brick workshop with additional garage. DIRECTIONS: From Perth follow Rideau Ferry Rd. (CTY RD. 1) to the village of Rideau Ferry, cross the bridge, and turn left onto R7A, follow to PIN 14. $549,000 Host: Paul Martin

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Call or e-mail Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280, andrew-rivington@coldwellbanker.ca

Own a bit of the area’s history - circa 1868 stone school house known locally as ‘the Halladay School’ - magnificent sunsets & view of sand lake - this beautiful schoolhouse has been tastefully converted to a 2 bedroom residence with open concept living, kitchen & dining area - cathedral ceiling open to 2nd level master bedroom - gorgeous 4 season vestibule with in-floor heating - multi level decking, stone patio and walkways, 2 storey bunkie - property is fenced with gated entrance from both Salem Road and 9th Concession Road - located within 3 minutes of Westport and 45 minutes north of Kingston. $265,500 Call or e-mail Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280, andrew-rivington@coldwellbanker.ca

Fabulous custom-built Cape Cod 1-3/4 storey home nestled in the desirable Pine Arbour Esates. Designed with attention to detail and superb quality construction this home features all of the bells & whistles your heart desires including: oak floors throughout both levels, slate tile in the bathrooms and foyer, natural gas fireplace with stone surround, instant hot water heat, 30 ft. x 30 ft. insulated and drywalled attached garage with 8 ft. x 10 ft. doors, covered red cedar porch with swing, natural gas B.B.Q. hook-up... the list is endless! This is a must see property! $389,000. MLS#758130. Christian Allan 613-207-0834

EDGE OF TOWN - $229,000 - Immaculate sidesplit - very private backyard - totally updated - newer kitchen, baths, flooring, windows and doors- just move in. MLS # 757582 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

Lakeside living on beautiful South Shore Otty Lake. Sun flooded, 2 storey cathedral ceiling, open main level w/oak floors, central wood-burning fireplace, bright oak kitchen with centre island & breakfast counter. Private lakeside deck off dining rm, main-flr laundry, 2nd level loft area. Master bdrm w/walk-in closet & cheater door to main bath. Partially developed lower level with woodstove. Excellent shoreline, great boating & swimming. Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280, andrew-rivington@coldwellbanker.ca

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RIVERFRONT ESTATE/ RETREAT - 100 ACRES 9 bedrooms, 7+ baths 5 MINUTES TO PERTH www.1011ChristieLake.com

Recently renovated 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1.5 storey home. New forced air oil furnace in January 2010. Lovely 4-Piece bathroom. Nice eatin kitchen with plenty of cupboards. Open staircase leading to the 2nd level featuring a walk-out balcony patio over the attached garage. Very pretty setting. Large double lot with trees, natural rock landscaping. Additional detached building in need of repair. $98,000 Christian Allan 613-207-0834

Convenient, affordable & easy to maintain bungalow on the edge of Perth. Enjoy the conveniences of town without the tazes. Natural gas forced air furnace & central air. 3+1 bedrooms, one updated bathroom, separate dining room with hardwood floors opens onto a good sized family room with beautiful picture window. Newer vinyl windows & newer shingles, detached garage, additional outbuilding, full basement, perfect for the first-time buyer, retiree, or single. $199,900 Christian Allan 613-207-0834

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SUNDAY, MAY 16 • 12:30 - 2 P.M. 127 Elmsley St. N., SMITHS FALLS - $174,900. (between Beckwith and Hwy 43) Come and preview this lovely, updated red brick Victorian 4 bedroom home in the heart of Smiths Falls with features that include original hard wood floors, high ceilings, detached garage and a private backyard. Julia Scotland 613-328-3635 julia-scotland@coldwellbanker.ca

Follow Cove Road from Hwy 15 at Portland, take the first right onto R35 and follow signs left up the hill – property on right. This immaculate harbourfront property has too many features to mention including a new 80ft dock, lovely gardens and perennials, spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with walk-out basement, attached insulated double car garage and heated workshop plus a one bedroom guest cabin with 3 pc bath and attached garage. Julia Scotland 613-328-3635, julia-scotland@coldwellbanker.ca.

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Saturday, May 22 • 1-2:30 p.m. 12 Devil Lake Rd., Westport From Westport take Salem Rd. west to Devil Lake Rd., first property on the right. $249,900. An artisan’s dream - circa 1865 totally renovated Cambrian sandstone church, highlighted with beautiful gothic windows and subtle gingerbread trim. Ideally located along the Westport area Spring and Fall studio tour route. Within 2 kms of the Wolfe Lake public boat launch and 18 hole golf course. Attention to detail and superb workmanship throughout – maple flooring, gorgeous red cedar cathedral ceiling open to cozy 2nd level sitting area, main and 2nd level bathrooms, 2nd level laundry with access to attic storage, large open living room & dining with Pacific Energy woodstove, exposed hand hewn beams, modern kitchen with quality built-in appliances, detached studio/workshop. Located 5 minutes West of Westport and within 45 minutes North of Kingston.

Saturday, May 22 • 1 - 2:30 p.m. 4992 Salem Road

2 bedrm bungalow in town - 4 piece bath, main floor laundry, eat-in kitchen , lots of cupboards - e bb heat, 200 amp service - nice sized backyard - full crawl space - carport, steel roof, deck & garden shed - all appliances included - close to schools, churches & downtown. $195,000. Call Joanne 613-812-0505.

TAY TERRACES – Riverfront, ground floor, 2 bedroom condo. Separate dining room, walk to golf course, shops, restaurants. It’s a wonderful lifestyle… $239,000. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

DUPLEX - $169,900 - 3 bedroom with basement and 1 bedroom, across from Code’s Mill Inn and Spa. MLS# 745872. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

1½ Storey home on large lot on a quiet street near Stewart Park, close to downtown Perth & walking distance from Links O’Tay Golf Course - main level features, a sunroom, a eat-in kitchen, a dining room & living room, a 2 piece bath and front foyer with original front door - 2 bedrms and a 4 piece bathroom upstairs- full usable basement- upgrades include roofing, some windows, 200 amp electrical service, kitchen & sunroom flooring, insulated basement walls - great neighbourhood. Call Joanne 613-812-0505.

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CUSTOM BUNGALOW 15 MINUTES TO PERTH with totally finished walkout lower level – Top quality for energy efficiency and enjoyment. Stunning master suite – Gorgeous design and finishings. $318,000. MLS# 751448. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

Sweet as can be! Great starter home in the heart of the highlands. Bright, clean, & cozy. Lovely additional family room with regency woodstove & loads of natural light. Nice living room with large picture window overloking the front yard. 2 bedrooms with an additional room upstairs perfect as a den or office. Pretty lot with woodshed and dog kennel. Updates in the last few years inlcude plumbing, windows, electrical, and oil tank. $129,000 Christian Allan 613-207-0834

PRIVACY/ACREAGE – 194 ACRES – near Perth and Smiths Falls – great for commuting to Ottawa. Very private and quiet location. Spacious and substantially renovated farmhouse. $329,900. MLS # 756268 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

TOTALLY RENOVATED - PRIVATE FROM THE ROAD – GORGEOUS HISTORIC LOG HOME - 100 ACRES - 3 bedrooms, main floor family room with wonderful woodstove, open concept living/dining, outbuildings, hardwood bush, rolling hills, etc.! 40 minutes to Kanata, < 20 minutes to Perth. $549,000. MLS# 746378. Call us – Barbara Shepherd (cell - 613 326-1361) or Paul Martin.

$174,500 - 184 Porter Rd. Perfect opportunity for first-time home buyers - 3 bed bungalow within 5 min. from downtown Smiths Falls. Approx. 1,200 sq. ft. of living space on the main level, oak kitchen, dining area with patio door to rear deck, 1.5 baths, main floor laundry. Full, partially developed basement. This home is wheelchair accessible with a ramped front entry, wide interior hallways and pocket doors. Quick closing available. Andrew Rivington, 613-812-3280

Great beginning - Perfect for the first-time buyer or those entering retirement this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom brick bungalow is ready and waiting for you! Spacious eatin country kitchen, spacious living room overlooking the gorgeous front yard with pond and willow tree, finished rec room downstairs and large laundry area. Fantastic detached workshop with loft, peaceful, beautiful setting on a 275 ft. x 215ft. lot. Only 16 kilometres from Perth on a paved road. $194,500

AFFORDABLE! $124,900 – charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath updated mobile with garage and workshop, family room on 2.8 lovely acres 15 minutes to Perth. MLS # 756849.

Christian Allan 613-207-0834

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$349,900 - Level, waterfront on Bass Lake with 110 feet of sand frontage, excellent swimming for all ages, boating & fishing - private setting at the end of the road with wooded canopy along the shoreline, abundance of perennial gardens & fenced grounds - good access within 10-15 minutes of Perth or Smiths Falls, approximately one hour to Ottawa or Kingston - 2 bedroom, year round home, full basement with entry to attached single garage - basement is partitioned, ideal space for 3rd bedroom or family room - large, inviting living room has full brick fireplace - garden doors open to lakeside deck from dining & living room - newer red oak & ceramic tile flooring throughout, warm colour palette & tastefully renovated interior - lakeside screened gazebo & detached single car garage. Call or e-mail Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280, andrew-rivington@coldwellbanker.ca

3 bedroom year round waterfront home on Pike River. Large open concept main floor with kitchen, dining & living room looking out over Pike River - bedrooms are on the lower level with walkout from master bedroom - main floor laundry & 4 piece bath - lovely setting with several outbuildings. Call Joanne 613-812-0505

Otty Lake cottage with 3 bedrooms, open concept living, dining & kitchen and 4 piece bathroom. Upgrades include new well, pressure tank & hot water heater, new stove, new wiring, new windows - dock included - good swimming off dock - Summer’s coming, this is the perfect getaway! Call Joanne 613-812-0505

CHRISTIE LAKE – great waterfront for swimming – 2 bedroom cottage with fabulous views from the deck - updated bathroom, new siding, cute stone fireplace. $259,000. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613 326-1361

REMARKABLE RIDEAU PROPERTY! 6500+/- feet of shoreline, great swimming off the rocky point, plus sandy beach area. Tastefully decorated 3 bedroom brick home located on a point surrounded by water - postcard views! www.64BayRoad.com Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361

Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

Gorgeous waterfront lot on the very desirable Black Lake only minutes to historic Perth and the quaint village of Westport. Beautifully treed and nicely elevated with a gradual slope to the pristine shoreline, this lot is truly a rare find. Imagine the serenity of panoramic sunsets and the peaceful privacy this lot affords. Neighbourhood features a well-maintained road, easy year-round access, and hydro and telephone service at the lot line. MLS# 091191102048030. $249,900.

Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280, andrew-rivington@coldwellbanker.ca

$169,000 -Two acre building lot on Bob’s Lake with excellent four season access off a paved road, laneway in place, hydro handy to the lot, building site cleared and landscaped with apples trees in blooms, good waterfront for swimming and boating with wooded area at the back for privacy from the road. CALL or EMAIL Julia Scotland 613-328-3635 julia-scotland@coldwellbanker.ca

VACANT LOTS 23 Acres just off Station Road near Port Elmsley property is accessible from Station Road by turning right onto Stone’s Road - this part of Stone’s Road would have to be upgraded to access subject property. Great building lot near Watson’s Corners - 328 feet

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frontage on paved County Road 8 - 928 feet deep, total of approximately 7.5 acres taxes to be assessed. 2 Lots: one 12-acre parcel and one 27-acre parcel. Mostly treed and bush. Located on the Upper 4th Concession of Bathurst near Brooke Valley. Call Joanne 613-812-0505

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SUNDAY, MAY 16 • 2:30 - 4 P.M. 3533 R35 - Big Rideau Lake - $399,000.

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