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JULY 1, 2010

Rocking and rolling for the new rink MELISSA DI COSTANZO THIS WEEK


Catherine Poag paints a butterfly onto a patient Anna-Rose Michelin’s cheek during Lombardy Public School’s spring barbecue and carnival, held on Thursday, June 24. For more photos of this event, please turn to page 7.

Smiths Falls teen running into business MELISSA DI COSTANZO THIS WEEK

Robert Fournier’s first foray into the business realm began with what he calls “a funny story.” “My mom was driving me to school one day, and a reporter was interviewing a rickshaw runner from

Ottawa on the radio,” he explains at his parents shop, Spotlight on the Rideau. “The night before, a man had asked to be taken across the bridge. He said he’d pay $10,000 and had recently won the lottery. I was like, ‘that’s what I want to do this summer.’” That was two months ago. Now, the 15-year-old Smiths Falls

District Collegiate Institute student is ready to run: he started Rideau Rickshaw Runners, a rickshaw company which will be operating over the summer months. “It’s been amazing,” he says. “The whole idea of starting a business at fifteen, it’s great.”


Remember to pick up your ticket to the dance this weekend, because on Saturday, July 3, the old Memorial Community Centre will be filled with fun, song and lots of fancy footwork. Hosted by the new arena fundraising committee, the Rink n’ Roll Rideau Ferry Nostalgia Dance features musical entertainment from the Digratos, the Last Supper, Continentals, Big Act and E.S.P. Ontario Provincial Police officer, Lyndon Slewidge, will also be making an appearance this evening, selling and debuting a CD entitled “Community Centre Memories.” Margo Loughren, an administrative assistant with the town and a member of the committee, says the evening will be full of fun and local acts. She says Mayor Dennis Staples was a huge help lining up musical talent, which caters to all ages, for the event. “People from around here always went to Rideau Ferry for dancing,” she explains. “It was the big thing to do.” And because the event is taking place near the Canada Day weekend, Loughren says it will be the perfect opportunity for locals and tourists to put on their dancing shoes. Tickets are $12, and all proceeds will be going towards the new arena. Get your tickets at the Smiths Falls recreation department, Cobra Pools in Perth, Scott’s Convenience Store, Rideau Ferry Store and Gallery Hair Salon. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the event runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information about this event, call 613-2834124, ext. 1122, or 613-283-2967.

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Rideau Rickshaw Runners debuting on Canada Day FROM THE FRONT PAGE After deciding this was how he wanted to spend his summer of 2010, the wheels started turning: Fournier contacted a 20year-old rickshaw company based in Toronto for tips and advice. Then, he got to work, creating business cards, brochures and other marketing material. Soon after, he received his business regulation form from the Ontario government and just on Friday, obtained a business number from the Canada Revenue Agency. He is also one of eight local students who has been selected for the 2010 Summer Company experience in Lanark County/North Leeds. Summer Company provides an opportunity for students to create their own jobs and to be their own boss. “It was a lot of fun to do,” he says, adding his friends, family and the Town of Smiths Falls have been extremely supportive of his venture. Catch Fournier at his first event: he’ll be up and running on Canada Day, pull-

ing people through Victoria Park and Confederation Park. Regular tours begin on July 2.

FIVE FRIENDS, TWO RICKSHAWS Fournier opens the picket fence enclosing his parents driveway at their McEwen Avenue house. At the very end of the driveway stand two rickshaws. One is almost ready to roll, while the other requires a little more touching up. Fournier won’t be pulling both at any given time: he’s enlisted the help of four friends Logan Burns, Brandon Perry, William Watt and Brandon Watson. The group has already begun practising along McEwen Avenue, sparking curiosity amongst some neighbours. “They’ve been really helpful with everything,” he says of his friends. “They wantMELISSA DI COSTANZO/THIS WEEK ed to help be a part of something.” He’s not worried about pulling people: The back of the rickshaw is where the name of the company, ‘Rideau Rickshaw after all, the structure of the rickshaw is light, and when people are all aboard, Runners,’ will be located. This is Robert Fournier’s rough draft of the sign. their weight is evenly-distributed, he says. meeting both tourists and locals, and taking and Bridge Street Bazaar in Carleton Place. And, thanks to Fournier’s go-get-‘em Instead, Fournier is looking forward to them around the town: he’s even mapped mentality (he researched local festivals out the routes himself. Rideau Rickshaw Runners currently and events and sent emails to organizers), Contact us at: offers four tours on a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. five other local festivals are interested in 1702 9th Line Beckwith • RR#2, Carleton Place, ON • K7C 3P2 basis. There’s a shopping tour, which including his rides as part of the program. When asked if most people are surprised includes stops at the Chambers Street General Inquiries: Shopping Plaza and Davidson’s Courtyard; and impressed by his venture, he laughs. 613-257-1539 or 1-800-535-4532 (613 area code) “That’s usually the reaction I get,” he the north-end museum tour, which has says. “Everyone is very impressed.” stops at the Rideau Canal Museum and Public Works: Fournier’s entrepreneurial roots don’t the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario; 613-257-1810 or 1-800-535-4534 (613 area code) the south-end food tour, which includes extend too far: his parents, Brock and stops at Dairy Queen and Tim Hortons; Susan, own Spotlight on the Rideau and and the heritage tour, which glides along used to own a newspaper company. “I guess I’ve always had a mind for busithe Rideau Canal and the Heritage House ness,” he says. Museum. And he’s excited to bring a new experiPrices are available for both a one-way The Meeting Dates are as follows: tour and a return tour. One-way tours take ence to the Town of Smiths Falls. Tuesday July 6th 6:00pm Council Reeve Richard Kidd “It’s a new experience for everyone,” he the customer to the desired stop on the Tuesday July 20th 6:00pm Council Reeve Richard Kidd tour, while return trips take the customer says. “I’m very happy and appreciative for Detailed agendas for meetings are available for review on the Township website at along to either one or both stops on the the support from my family and friends or at the Township Office 24 hours prior to the meeting and for local businesses, it’s amazing.” tour, plus the ride back to Victoria Park. For more information about Rideau Fournier will also be making stops at LILAC FESTIVAL – THANKS YOU local festivals, such as the upcoming Canal Rickshaw Runners, contact Fournier at Railway and Chocolate Festival (running 613-430-9141 or click on http://rickshaw. The Township of Beckwith would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the following for from July 16 to 18) and the Riverside Jam


their contribution and participation in the 2010 Lilac Festival. It is through the generosity of individuals such as yourself that these social events help strengthen our sense of community. Allan & Judy McLellan Allie Daniel Beckwith Fire Department Beckwith Friendship Club Beckwith Golf Club Beckwith Heritage Committee Beckwith Youth Committee Campbell’s Trucking Carleton Place & District Horticultural Society Centennial Hall Committee Clearview Lumber Ltd Cora’s Beauty Salon Cottages Unlimited Darlene & Brian Power Elaine & Ken Leach Frances & Gary Leach

Franktown Grocery / Gas Gary & Mary Montgomery Gerry Nolan of Smith Construction Irene & Allan Currie Jack Leonard Joyce & Fred Ford Lyle W. Campbell Sand & Gravel Melanie Murphy Regina Johnson St. James Anglican Church WOMEN (ACW) St. James Centennial Hall Committee St. James Gate Olde Irish Restaurant St. James Sunday School St. Paul’s United Church Wilson’s Woodland Antiques

PART-TIME GENERAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR FOR THE BECKWITH WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM The Township of Beckwith is looking for a part-time contractor with knowledge of the water treatment systems. The two types of UV light disinfection systems installed is the Hallett and Trojan. Interested contractors are invited to contact Cynthia Moyle, CAO at 613-257-1539 for additional information regarding the submission of their proposal on or before July 19th, 2010.




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Robert Fournier shows off one of the two rickshaws which will be hitting the streets of Smiths Falls beginning on Canada Day.



Betsy Heately, a representative from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, LeedsGrenville MPP Steve Clark, and Mayor of the Township of Rideau Lakes, Ron Holman, celebrate a new accessible addition to the South Elmsley Community Hall. Pictured here, Clark presents Holman with a Trillium certificate.

South Elmsley Community Hall celebrates grant MELISSA DI COSTANZO THIS WEEK

Thanks to a roughly $32,000 grant from t h e O n t a r i o Tr i l l i u m Foundation, the Township of Rideau Lakes is able to celebrate a new accessible addition to the South Elmsley Community Hall. “It’s a wonderful hub for the community and exciting to see,” said Betsy Heately, a representative from Trillium, at South Elmsley Club 55’s annual barbecue on June 16. “It’s wonderful to see what you’ve accomplished with funding from the Trillium Foundation. It’s a good example of our grant money at work.” The hall, located at 441 Hwy. 15, plays host to a variety of weekly events and clubs, such as card

games, carpet bowling, art classes, church groups, birthdays and anniversaries. Prior to construction on the addition, which began on Oct. 1 of last year, the kitchen was cramped, and often congested; in order to get to the kitchen, visitors had to use the main entrance. The addition includes a new kitchen, twice the size of the old space, and two washroom facilities. In the kitchen, visitors will find a new six-burner commercial gas stove (which is expected to be connected in the near future), an upright freezer, a commercial dishwasher and a serving window which connects the kitchen to the hall. The accessible building was also given an entrance way three times the size of its predecessor.


The old kitchen space has been turned into a cloakroom and the old washroom area has been converted into storage space. Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark visited the new addition during the barbecue, and said he hopes residents in the municipality use it well. “What better way to recognize the Ontario Trillium grant than to have a community event in this wonderful hall?” he said. “This is just a real jewel.” Mayor of the Township of Rideau Lakes, Ron Holman, was proud to be in the newly-renovated hall. “You’ve taken a great hall and made it a greater hall,” he said. “Thank you, seniors, for the tremendous work you do in the community.”

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake centred in Val-des-Bois, Que. shook the capital region, including Smiths Falls, around 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. The centre of the quake, located 53 kilometres from Ottawa, was 16.4 km deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. People reported feeling tremors for about 30 seconds. In the City of Ottawa, people reported that buildings shifted as the floor moved and the quake “sounded like a freight train was headed our way.” In the Ottawa Valley, the tremors were less distinct, with only minor shaking reminiscent of a transport truck driving by. Mike Perkins, a window and door installer from Smiths Falls, was in Kanata at the time of the quake. He was installing a window, when he heard a rumbling noise, a noise he thought was a garbage can being dragged across a tile floor. “It sounded like a steamroller driving on pavement,” he says. Then, the dishes began rattling and the lights began swinging. “The customer thought I was doing something,” he says, laughing. “I ran outside, and it started to fade, but I could still feel it under my feet. It lasted at least 30 seconds. It was pretty neat.” Others didn’t feel or hear of the effects of the quake until after it had happened. 391915

“It didn’t feel it,” says Cara Whiten, who was working on the main floor of a local building. “I heard rattling (above me) but I didn’t think anything of it. Then it was ‘oh my gosh, did you feel that?’” Cara says her husband, Brent, called her from their home in the Township of Montague and said the railing and lamps were vibrating. Social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with comments and reports about the quake. EARTHQUAKE HISTORY IN THE AREA According to Natural Resources Canada, approximately 450 earthquakes occur in eastern Canada each year. Of this number, around four will exceed magnitude 4.0, 30 will exceed magnitude 3.0 and about 25 events will be reported felt. Earthquake events of magnitude 5.0 will occur only three times each decade, on average. A magnitude 5.0 event is generally the threshold of damage, according to Natural Resources Canada. The Western Quebec Zone was the site of at least three significant earthquakes in the past. In 1732, an earthquake estimated at 5.8 on the Richter scale shook Montreal, causing significant damage. In 1932, the area of Temiscaming was shaken by an earthquake of magnitude 6.2. In 1944, an earthquake of magnitude 5.6, located between Cornwall, Ontario and Massena, N.Y., caused damage evaluated at $2 million at the time. -With files from Melissa Di Costanzo

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Kinsmen celebrate sports awards while mourning Lowe TONY PALERMO THIS WEEK

On Friday evening, the Smiths Falls Kinsmen hosted their annual Sports Person of the Year awards at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club. Nominated by their peers, the award winners were recognized for their outstanding contribution to sports and recreation in Smiths Falls. The 2009-2010 Sports Person of the Year was Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) coach, Dan Dufort. Caught by surprise, Dufort was very humbled by the award and the recognition it represented. “I only found out about a half hour before the ceremony,” said Dufort. “I nominated someone else and had nothing prepared. I told my son ‘you write something for me.’ There are certainly other people more deserving of this award.” Dufort’s contributions to sports in Smiths Falls are many. He started to coach at SFDCI 15 years ago and throughout the years, has helped develop the athletic skills of many local youth. While presenting the award, master-ofceremonies Rob Dopson indicated Dufort has tirelessly dedicated so much of his free

time. Dopson also stressed that perhaps one of Dufort’s greatest accomplishments is that he develops relationships with his athletes and spends the time getting to know them. A total of 21 people were recognized in 18 categories for their accomplishments. The eldest recipient was 91-year-old Jessie Wilson, who was honoured in the ladies golf category. Wilson still plays golf up to three times a week, but when a member of the crowd asked if her game has improved with age, she laughed and shook her head, ‘no.’ Unfortunately, the evening was bittersweet, as everyone was also mourning the sudden death of Smiths Falls sports great, Gerry Lowe, who passed away that morning from complications following surgery. During the ceremony, an emotional Dopson said “I owe a lot of my life to that man,” before asking everyone to pause and reflect for a moment of silence. Approximately 10 seconds later, Dopson broke the silence and, while referring to Lowe, said, “that’s all because he’d probably start talking now and piss everybody off anyways.” After the awards night, Dopson said that he grew up across the street from Lowe and that Lowe did a lot for him. “Most people always have their dad,”

said Dopson. “But there’s always someone else who plays a big part of your life growing up. For me and many others, that man was Gerry Lowe. He created a lot of opportunities for people. He was always donating. If anyone ever needed anything, they went to see Gerry.” The Sports Person of the Year award was first awarded in 1961 to “Barney” Barnard. The 2009-2010 award winners are as follows: 1. Girls figure skating – Chelsea Lowe 2. Men’s golf – Ryan Henderson 3. Ladies golf – Jessie Wilson (Loucks) 4. Men’s baseball – William Earl 5. Ladies baseball – Patty Preston 6. Coaching and support – Terry Shea and Debbie Shea 7. Sportsmanship – John White (Bowling) 8. Sportsmanship – Rob Orr (Curling) 9. Sportsmanship – Alice Black (Lawn bowling) 10. Coaching and support – Joan Smith (Scouting) 11. Sportsmanship – Lisa Flick (Soccer) 12. Sportsmanship – Dylan Howes (Football) 13. SFDCI female athlete – Megan Smith 14. SFDCI male athlete – Vincent Dufort

15. Coaching team – Todd Spencer, Bill Wheeler and Paul Cauley (SFDCI) 16. Coaching and support – Gary Bisionette (Minor hockey) 17. Sportsmanship – Mike Saunders (Wrestling) 18. Sports Person of the Year – Dan Dufort


Dan Dufort receives the Sports Person of the Year award from Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples.

Star siblings taking their skills and smiles outside Delta MELISSA DI COSTANZO THIS WEEK

Daniel and Emilia Carson have a lot to be proud about. Emilia, a Grade 6 student at Rideau Centennial Public School, was recently chosen to participate in the Children’s International Summer Villages, a volunteer organization that offers children and adults the opportunity to make new friendships worldwide and understand and appreciate different cultures. Emilia will be a Canadian representative at the camp from July 15 to Aug. 13 in South Korea, making her the third generation of her family to participate in CISV. “She’ll be the first in the family across the Pacific,” says dad, Anders, who’s parents met in 1965 during the program. Once there, Emilia will be participating and running activities that relate to world peace and hunger. There will also be team-building games, similar to the Amazing Race. And, thanks to the World Cup, there will also likely be many a soccer game, which also happens to be Emilia’s favourite sport. “I’m excited,” says Emilia, 11, about the forthcoming

trip. “I’m most excited about staying with a homestay family in Korea.” In addition to sharing her excitement about CISV, she’s also interested in learning about different cultures. She’s started researching Korean food, and is anxious to try barbecued meat.

A LOVE OF THE SPORT Both siblings share their love for soccer: Emilia has been playing the game for six years and is one of three girls from the Portland Football Club who completed district training all winter in Belleville. Now, she plays with the Lanark Strikers out of Carleton Place, who have a 4-0 record this season. Daniel’s also a fan of soccer: he shares his earliest connection to the sport. “I could kick a ball before I walked,” says Daniel, kicking the ball up into the air. Daniel plays on the under-10 boys Ottawa Fury team and travelled to Burlington, VH, over the weekend of June 18 to participate in the Nordic Cup. The nine-year-old is also two years younger than the rest of his team. “His first word wasn’t dad,” says Anders. “It was ball. He kicked a soccer ball before he walked.” Daniel, who also enjoys running and high-jump, says his favourite part of the sport (besides scoring) is being able to improve his play. “If you’re at the top, YES! We can help get up to 5 MILLION business y o u ’r e n o t g o i n g t o improve,” he explains, mator mortgage loan and up to $300,000 personal loan, ter-of-factly. “I like competing with friends and getting with interest rate starting at 3.9% APR offer. better.” And with the 2010 World Bad credit okay. Apply now at Cup already underway, Daniel shares his pick. “South Africa,” he says. “It’s that opening goal that told me everything.” Anders smiles. “We’re quite a family,” he says.



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Siblings Daniel and Emilia Carson have exciting summer plans: Daniel participated in the Nordic Cup, while Emilia will be a Canadian representative in the Children’s International Summer Villages.

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The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit office in Smiths Falls has moved to its permanent location in town at 25 Johnston St. This new location opened on Friday, June 25 to the public for clinics and other services. Office hours will be Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The phone number will stay the same at 613-283-2740. The health unit also has a toll-free health action line at 1-800-660-5853 for information on a variety of health topics. Information is available at www. The health unit’s main office is in Brockville. There are two other branch offices in Kemptville and Gananoque. Immunization clinics are by appointment only. Please call 613-283-2740. Water bottle drop off will be from Monday to Thursday only. Language express head office and the Smith Falls clinic also opened on June 25. Information is available at Baby talk will remain at the Ontario Early Years Centre.


SFDCI teacher Pamela Craig shows off her Grade 10 class’ bowls. Profits will be going towards the new arena.


Pamela Craig’s Grade 10 art class at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute made a decision: they were going to donate the profits of their clay pots to the new Memorial Community Centre. The class of 22 created glazed bowls with designs, such as flowers, animals and geometric patterns and, despite some students’ multiple attempts, have 25 bowls to hand to Spotlight on the Rideau (the store agreed to showcase the bowls, but the students will be collecting the money). “They got really into it,” says Craig, visual arts and geography

teacher at the school. “They made the decision. They wanted to donate to the new arena.” The group is hoping to raise $100 so they can receive a plaque with their names on it, which will be placed in the new arena. “They’re really keen on that,” says Craig. “They really put their minds to it and came out with something really fantastic.” The 25 bowls are available at Spotlight on the Rideau. Prices depend on size; the largest bowl costs $10. For anyone wishing to donate to the new Memorial Centre, contact fundraising chair, Rob Dopson via the community services department at 613-283-4124, ext.122. Pledge forms are also available at town hall.

Medical Secretary – New Practice A medical secretary is required to provide administrative and clinical support to a new Orthopaedic Surgeon’s office. As it is a new medical practice, the incumbent will be responsible for all necessary office start up functions; patient reception and scheduling, maintaining patient medical records, accurately transcribing medical transcription, drafting correspondence, and maintaining clinical rooms. Must have sound judgment and be capable of dealing with confidential and highly sensitive information. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and work well under pressure with minimal supervision. Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a post secondary diploma (Medical Secretary) or equivalent experience in a clinical setting. Experience in an academic environment and strong computer skills (MS Office, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, e-mail, electronic scheduling) are essential. Excellent organization, communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills are required. Interested applicants are invited to send a résumé and letter of application, in confidence, by Wednesday, June 30, 2010 to: Orthopaedic Surgeon – New Practice Human Resources Department Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital 60 Cornelia St. West Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 2H9 E-Mail: Fax: 613-283-0520 Your interest is appreciated; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


owners with the knowledge they need to care for and maintain their water supply. REAL reports that after a visit, homeowners are three times more likely to take action to protect their own water supply and our common groundwater. To date, more than 300 homeowners in the region have taken advantage of the program. This year, funding support has been reduced, so REAL is only able to offer a very limited number of visits – bookings are first come, first serve! Look for Well Aware information at municipal offices throughout the region and local health unit offices. People who are interested can contact REAL to request a Well Aware presentation for their group. Well Aware is a project of Green Communities Canada and is delivered locally by REAL. Funding support is provided by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Technical support is provided by the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. Well Aware is endorsed by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Conservation Ontario, and the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Ontario branch). For more information or to book a visit, call REAL at 613-283-9500 or drop by the REAL Deal Reuse Store at 85 William St. W., Smiths Falls on Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -Submitted by the Rideau Environmental Action League

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Rural homeowners in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties are being offered a chance to have a free, confidential and non-regulatory well check-up conducted by a certified water guide. The program, known as Well Aware, is delivered by the community-based environmental charity, Rideau Environmental Action League (REAL). During a well check-up visit, a guide spends up to two hours with the homeowner, teaching them how to identify and address potential risks to their water supply. Homeowners will learn about the soil and bedrock conditions of their property and how these can impact their groundwater. They are informed about potential contaminants to their water supply. They are shown how to perform routine checkups and maintenance on their wells, and they are provided with information on upgrades, water testing, financial help, as well as septic system care and maintenance. The visits are also a great one-on-one opportunity for homeowners to raise specific questions and concerns they may have about their water quality. After the visit, the homeowner is mailed a complete report containing all observations and recommendations for their well and property. The program is that it is completely voluntary and confidential. The homeowner is not obligated in any way to implement any of the recommendations. The purpose of Well Aware is to educate and provide well



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Stay safe this summer Although summer technically arrived on Monday, June 21, it’s now official for thousands of students in Smiths Falls and the surrounding municipalities. With the end of school this week, children and young people are out in full force at all times of the day and evening. It’s up to motorists to keep this in mind. School buses may be parked for the summer months, but the new risk on the streets and roads in our area is young people darting out from between cars or riding bicycles with perhaps less-than perfect balance. Such fun activities should hardly be labelled as dangerous, but they can be, as no matter how many warnings are delivered to young ears, in the heat of the moment, safety warnings are often forgotten as the quest to catch up with a stray toy overtakes logic. Of course, with all this hot weather comes the allure of water, resulting in a spike of human activity on area lakes and rivers. Boaters must follow the rules of the waterways, avoid drinking and driving and always wear lifejackets – one for every person in the boat. Parents must be vigilant about keeping a watchful eye on their children at the beach, cottage or around the backyard pool. According to the Lifesaving Society, Canada’s lifeguarding experts, drowning is the third-leading cause of accidental death among Canadians under the age of 60. Use common sense and enjoy the summer ahead.

Correction In a recent article titled “Linking local youth to the community of Smiths Falls,” it states “With funding from local organizations and townships, Skills Link has yet to find a source of sustainable income to run their program,” when, in fact, Skills Link is 100 per cent funded through the federal portion of Service Canada and is not funded by local organizations or municipalities. Funding for Skills Link is allocated on a finite basis (for each session/project) and co-ordinators must re-apply for funding for each

six-month session. The youth centres that co-ordinate and provide space for the Skills Link programs are constantly seeking sustainable sources of income and are funded by municipalities and local organizations. As well, the Skills Link program is open to participants aged 15 to 30 (not 16 to 24 as stated in the article), and an allowance equal to the provincial minimum wage for 35 hours per week is available to participants. Smiths Falls This Week regrets the errors, and apologizes for any inconvenience they may have caused.


Comm. Kristof Langland of the Navy Combat Shooting Team competes in the Police Pistol Combat (PPC) category during the Community Challenge Match held on Saturday, June 12. The top overall team was from the Eastern Ontario Handgun Club (EOHC). The team that raised the most money overall was the Navy Combat Shooting Team and the top overall individual was Steve Russell of EOHC for the second year running. The event raised $2,045 for the Military Families Fund.

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How about that earthquake? I was in the Smiths Falls office when it happened, and at first, I thought a large truck was rolling down Russell Street. But when the building continued to shake and the windows started to rattle, we realized it was a lot more than an 18-wheeler. Kim Perkins, our resident sales rep, was in her car at the time of the quake and didn’t feel a thing. As astounding as that may seem, my sister also says she was in her car and didn’t notice anything different. It was such a neat experience to occur on

an otherwise lazy Wednesday. Plus, it’s the very first earthquake I’ve ever felt, which was also something to text home about. If you want to share your experience, email

CONGRATS TO CAMERON MCKAY! The Lombardy Public School bus driver, who drives for Healy Bus Lines, was recognized as the top bus driver in the Smiths Falls family of schools during the Driver of the Year awards within the Upper Canada District School Board. “People may not think about it, but our bus drivers are critical to the success of our students,” said Ron Cotnam, UCDSB transportation manager. “They are usually the first smiling faces greeting our students in the morning and the last people they say goodbye to at the end of the school day.” The drivers are being recognized by family of schools and have been selected by a nomination committee of the board.

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Spring carnival of fun

Volunteer firefighter Herb Vaniterson helps Anthony Bencic put out the (fake) fire in the (fake) With a sucker in his mouth and a spring in his step, Ty Nicholson house, at one of the activity stations. competes in the sponge race at Lombardy Public School’s spring barbecue and carnival.

Riley LeMay digs deeps for dinosaur bones.

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Overworked and under-trained Personal Support Workers struggle to provide the best care

As front-line workers in the overburdened long-term care system, PSWs are the first to see its problems. Given the chaos they experience every day, they want better training standards and other professional improvements that the province, so far, is rejecting.


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hen the woman’s head hit the wall with a dull thud, Cathy’s blood ran cold. “I was just thinking, ‘oh my God, oh my God, what if I killed her?’” The 26-year-old was four months into her first job as a personal support worker at a Toronto long-term care home, when she left a frail, wisp of a 90-year-old Alzheimer’s patient with a bump on the head, after struggling to transfer her 100pound body from wheelchair to bed. “It’s partly my fault, because I probably should have asked for help,” Cathy said, crying as she remembers that day in 2008, and the nurse who called her an idiot. “But, I also think it’s not really my fault, because my school never taught me how to do transfers properly.” Cathy isn’t her real name. As was the case with most of the 30 PSWs interviewed for Situation Critical, Cathy agreed to tell her story, on condition that her name and the home she works at not be identified. She worries about being fired or blacklisted for speaking on situations that jeopardize care. PSWs are the most intimate point of contact for 75,000 elderly Ontarians living in government-supported nursing homes, helping with everything from feeding to toileting. The approximately 100,000 PSWs employed in various eldercare capacities in Ontario — about 30,000 work in nursing homes — toil at the bottom of the health care food chain, whether they work in long-term care facilities or at an individual’s home. They are in a struggle for legitimacy that has become more public as PSWs push the province harder for higher standards and concrete training requirements. It’s a losing battle. Health Minister Deb Matthews recently scrapped a round of public consultation on potential regulation of PSWs. She told Metroland she is “very much concerned” about PSW qualifications and the fact that training courses differ dramatically in length and content. “What I think is important, is there is a clear understanding of what training is required to call yourself a PSW,” Matthews said. “My understanding is that it varies tremendously.”

PSWs are the heartbeat of Ontario’s 625 nursing homes, responsible for up to 75 per cent of care. They bathe and dress residents, comb their hair and brush their teeth. They lift them in and out of beds and wheelchairs, and help those who can still use the toilet. They change diapers, spoon feed residents and reposition them to prevent bed sores. Increasingly, PSWs also tackle medically related tasks delegated by other overworked health professionals, including changing nitroglycerine patches and navigating chest drainage, feeding tubes and oxygen therapy. PSWs who spoke to Metroland said ratios can be as low as three or four PSWs to 50 or 60 residents. “You’re literally jogging from room to Alberta is currently the only province room, you have no time to talk to the reswith a standard where patients get 3.5 idents and spend time with them,” said hours of personal care per day. April Hill, from the Orillia area, a PSW PSWs are also traditionally given low for about three years. pay rates, with a national average of “It’s just go, go, go. Get them out of $14.34 per hour, according to a Canadian bed, put them back in bed. Feed them, Union of Public Employees study. wash them, dress them. Move on to the Wendy McCarl, graduate of the PSW next one.” program at Algonquin College has a difPSW advocates say it would be easier ferent set of priorities on her wish list. to navigate the growing challenges if McCarl’s intention on taking the proPSWs were all well-trained and had a gram was to work with young people professional organization to lean on. with developmental disabilities, but af“We are in desperate need of regulater doing a stint with Help the Aged, a tion and standards, if you get a PSW local charity dedicated to the health and in there who isn’t properly trained you well being of the country’s seniors, she put the public at risk. People get hurt,” was hooked. said Miranda Ferrier, president of PSW Now McCarl works to support elderly Canada, an advocacy men at the Ottawa group. “PSWs beMission, whether it come an extension is to help provide acof their residents, cess to health care or they’re their hands to locate a spot in a and their eyes. They long-term care facilWe are in desperate do everything they ity or assisted living need of regulation and can’t do for themcomplex, she helps selves, and that takes her clients when they standards, if you get a the right training.” need it the most. PSW in there who isn’t For many families “If I could ask for with loved ones in properly trained you put anything it would be care, PSWs are insafe housing where the public at risk. dispensable. Kathy they can be comfortPaterson of the Osable and safe,” she hawa area, whose 86said. “Some men I year-old mother was with don’t need • Miranda Ferrier work in long-term care that much, just somebefore she died this one to visit them or spring, appreciated help with their bankthe PSW assigned to ing, but every little care for her. bit helps.” Paterson said the McCarl said it can PSW who dressed her mother each day, be difficult to place her homeless seniors helped her eat and noticed even the in the right facility due to lack of docusmallest medical changes, was a life raft ments, a murky picture of their health in a chaotic system. concerns and the attitude that there isn’t “She treated my mother with such a better life out there to be had. care, it was like they were family,” she “A lot of them just accept not feeling said. well or not having enough food,” she Just like the families who feel grateful said. “Sometimes it can be tough to conto those who care for their loved ones, vince them that there is another way.” many PSWs become attached to those While McCarl’s job isn’t the day-tothey serve. day physical care of seniors’ needs. She

doesn’t bathe them, she doesn’t have to feed them and she wouldn’t know how to treat their physical ailments. That doesn’t make her work any less important. The work she does makes sure they end up in the types of facilities that will care for their physical and mental well being, so despite the crushing paperwork and long wait times, she feels satisfied in her career. But, concern that PSWs are not regulated or certified, coupled with media reports of infractions — a North Bay PSW, for example, was sentenced to house arrest this year for stealing an elderly resident’s credit card — have led to calls for the profession to go through an accountability overhaul. For the organizations working on behalf of PSWs, that means an Ontariowide PSW registry, uniform curriculum and clear-cut standards of practice. In the chaotic life of a PSW, time, wages, resources, training, support and respect are often in short supply. Without education standards, some new hires end up at a loss when they’re thrust into reallife situations — jeopardizing the care of fragile residents they oversee. “ ... when I got out there working, then I realized there’s some things I don’t know,” said Jen, who has been on the job for a year and completed a six-month adult-education course offered through a school board. “We didn’t spend much time on the proper terminology for certain illnesses or anything that can go wrong with the body. Even the CPR first aid course, I find myself having to go back and reread my book over again. Because I find myself in some situations where it’s like, ‘oh my God, it went too fast and now I don’t remember what to do in this situation.’” With files from Jennifer McIntosh

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A hole-in-one for SFCHC

Todd Stepaniuk tees off at the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation’s 2010 Memorial Golf Tournament.

Diana Hall and Danielle Roney escape the rain in their golf cart.

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Fair play

Uncle Ray Brown helps his nephew, Rigel, whack a mole.

Raine and Rhemy Maitland wave to waiting family members during the Smiths Falls Lions Club’s 66th annual carnival, which was held from June 23 to 26.

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Saluting our troops

(Top) Jordan Drummond gets fitted with a backpack by Cpl. Ryan O’Keefe at the second Salute Our Troops event, held on Friday, June 25, at County Fair Mall. (Top right) David Czuray falls in step with Cpl. Ryan O’Keefe, Cpl. Katie Hodges and Sgt. Steve Simms. (Bottom right) Chimo Elementary School students show their thanks and support.


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Con-grad-ulations, graduates!


Graduation ceremonies for the local campuses of the TR Leger School for Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education were held at Perth and District Collegiate Institute on Tuesday, June 22. Graduates from the Smiths Falls campus include: Back row, from left: Jodi Fenlong, Gordon Beaupre and Lynn Kmit. Third row: April Rogers, Jo-Ann Thompson and Kayla Dowdall (valedictorian). Second row: Dyanne Osborne, Angela Wilson and Katrina Steele. Front row: Carol Campbell and Erin Pepper.


Fifty Grade 8 graduates celebrated the end of elementary school at Chimo Elementary School on Friday, June 25. The group was piped in by piper Steve Brooks and listened to classmate Nicole Halladay present her valedictorian speech.



Students at Duncan J. Schoular Public School also celebrated their graduation on the sunny, warm afternoon of Friday, June 25.


(Township of Montague) voted in favour of the cap. Coun. Gail Code of DNE declared a pecuniary interest in the matter and did not vote. Perth representatives in particular spoke out against the cap, with warden and Perth Mayor John Fenik saying, “Everyone knows we need a county road bypass in Perth. I was going to bring this to the next council to deem it a county road … by capping this, that debate will not take place.” Coun. Bruce Horlin (Lanark Highlands) agreed. “It’s not like we’re fabricating anything to add to the development charges. Development charges are in response to development and the demand that creates (on county services).” While county council respects the concerns of the homebuilders’ association, Coun. Susan Freeman (Tay Valley Township) said, there is an “abhorrence” to raising tax rates and the county does not have many ways to raise the money it needs. “We have to be sustainable,” she said. County council approved the development charges bylaw in a recorded vote that saw McTavish and Kerr as the only members of council voting in opposition to development charges. The charges, which range from $264 for a bachelor/one-bedroom apartment unit to $0.29 per square foot of gross floor area for a non-residential (commercial/industrial) development, are intended to raise approximately $2 million for the county over the next decade. The fee to build a single-detached or semi-detached home is $605.

Lanark County council gave its final approval to development charges that will tack $605 onto the price of a new home, but not without more heated debate. Representatives from the Lanark-Leeds Homebuilders’ Association made another plea to council on Wednesday, June 23 in a bid to stop the new fee from being approved, or to at least put some restrictions on how the fees could be increased in the future. “This will more than likely have some negative effect on residential homebuilding,” said Luke McLenaghan of the homebuilders’ association. He “strongly encouraged” a cap on the development charges to keep them at the same level for the next five years. Council could increase development charges if a new background study is conducted that indicates additional projects would qualify to be funded through the charges. Development charges are a method of collecting money needed to expand county services (county roads, ambulance service and long-term care facilities) directly attributed to growth in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The charges are the only option to raise the additional funds the county will need to expand its road network, ambulance service, long-term care and other services as the population of the county grows, said Warden John Fenik (Perth) during the corporate services meeting on June 16. While Coun. Keith Kerr (Tay Valley Township) put forward a motion to cap the fees until October of 2014, Thinking of Buying? the majority Ask me about of council narrowly defeated BUYER that motion. REPRESENTION Kerr and coun613-267-2435 • 613-264-7519 cillors Aubrey Churchill (Township of Drummond/ Bridget BROKERAGE O’Flaherty North Elmsley) INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Sales and John Representative M a c Ta v i s h

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on July 19. * On June 20, police observed an accused 19year-old man loitering at the back of the Chambers Street strip mall. Police observed the man make a hand-tohand transaction with two other males. Police stopped and questioned the group and subsequently located a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. He was arrested and, upon further search, police located $110 in cash and two large chunks of a white powdery substance, believed to be cocaine. He was charged twice with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime. He was held pending a bail hearing. *

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Three Upper Canada District School Board schools have received Ontario EcoSchools certifications for creating and participating in a variety of innovative, environmentally-aware projects throughout the school year, and Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute is one of them. Both SFDCI and Char-Lan District High School (located in Williamstown) both received gold certifications, while South Branch Elementary School (located in Kemptville) received silver. This is the second certification for SFDCI and Char-Lan and the first for South Branch. The bronze, silver and gold certifications are designated through a point system. Schools have one year to create an environmental club that will work on a number of school-wide greening initiatives and collect points for each project. The point system is divided into six categories: team and leadership, energy, waste, school ground greening, curriculum, environmental stewardship and school community. “You have to have over 80 points to receive a gold certification, but you also have to meet a certain percentage in each category,” said SFDCI geography teacher and environmental club leader, Shelley Hagan. “Last year, we had enough points for gold, but we didn’t have the school ground greening project. We added that project this year.” Hagan said the school ground greening project was assisted by a $1,000 Metro Green Apple School grant. Construction technology teacher Ken Hull and art teacher Pam Craig led the construction technology students in designing and building a trellis that is now in the school yard.

“We’re getting perennials and different types of plants to get different insects and improve biodiversity,” said Hagan. “Next year, we want to build some outdoor benches as well as birdhouses for the local birds.” Hagan said the environmental club also organized a waste reduction week, where members monitored waste and recycling materials, conducted an energy audit, which included turning off the lights every last Friday of the month, and held a worm fundraiser which allowed the school to purchase worms for composting purposes. “During Earth Week, we held a school-wide environmental jeopardy, as well as SFDCI’s Recycled Top Model,” said Hagan. “Students created costumes out of recycled materials and put on a fashion show. We have a very strong environmental club this year.” Hagan also noted the help from Craig and teacher Kristi Pedersen throughout the year. “The three of us worked on everything together,” she said. “I’ve always run the environmental club, but when they came on board a few years ago, we divided up the tasks and helped each other out.” Hagan hopes that her students can take the green ideas they learned throughout the year and use them outside of school. “I always tell my Grade 9 students that I’m not trying to get each and every one one of you to save the world,” she said. “I’m just suggesting that you do little things here and there to help the environment. Collectively, this will make a difference. Thinking about the environment doesn’t end at 2:15 p.m. I hope my students take these ideas home with them and use them in their lives.”

Looking for adventure? SPECIAL TO THS WEEK Grab your hat and backpack and gear up for a wild journey because this summer, the Rideau Canal Museum will be hosting the annual Rideau Rangers summer fun day camp. The camp takes place during the weeks of July 5 to 9, July 19 to 23, and Aug. 16 to 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is available to children between the ages of six and 10. Each day features a variety of fun and educational activities that will have your child eager to return. Activities are based around the environment, history, and biology. This summer, let your child explore the high seas as a wild pirate, travel back to relive the life of a Native American, or wear their best costume for Halloween in July! Children can be registered individual days or for the whole week. The cost is $20 per day, or $95 per week. For registration or inquiries, please call the Rideau Canal Museum at 613-284-0505 or 613-283-5170. You can also visit the website at Registration fills up quickly, so register soon. -Submitted by the Rideau Canal Museum



A proposal for a nurse practitioner-led clinic in Smiths Falls has gone forward to the provincial government. The province of Ontario has created an initiative to open 25 nurse practitioner-led clinics open across Ontario by 2012; 14 have yet to be awarded. “We’re hoping to bring one to Smiths Falls,” said Lorene Maxwell, proposal writer. “We’re hoping to bring accessible, primary health care to the people of Smiths Falls because many people have to travel, or don’t have a doctor, or go to walk-in clinics in Brockville, Ottawa or Kingston.” She adds everyone in town has a right to accessible primary health care. Currently, Smiths Falls has a shortage of eight doctors, not including one who will be retiring in September. Under the proposal, each nurse practitioner would handle a caseload of 800 patients. If such a clinic moves forward, one doctor, one dietician, a pharmacist, a social worker and two registered nurses have expressed

interest, in the form of letters of commitment. Nurse practitioners are able to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries, order and interpret tests, write prescriptions, provide support care and order referrals. “Instead of just a doctor, we’d have a whole team,” said Maxwell. “We need help getting it here.” Which is why Maxwell and Nancy Unsworth, director of care of Rosebridge Manor, appeared as a delegation at the June 21 committee-of-the-whole meeting, asking council to provide support for the proposal. “We need good access to primary health care,” said Unsworth. “We’ll be able to improve access to health care without a health care provider.” Unsworth said if Rosebridge Manor lost its own physician, 78 patients would be without a health care provider. Councillors expressed verbal interest at the meeting, and provided support for the proposal in a letter. “It’s wonderful,” said Coun. Ken Graham, who noted he was an orphaned patient. “There’s a shortage in this municipality. Smiths

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Falls is booked in advanced, there’s an identified need for service in this community. I think this is a great thing (which will alleviate) the needs of the elderly and orphaned patients.” The remainder of councillors agreed. “This sounds like an answer to our doctor shortage,” said Coun. Dawn Quinn. “There’s always a need for patient care.” Coun. Jack Traynor said this is a very worthwhile and needed project, while Coun. Rob Peters applauded the duo’s work. Spaces have been scouted in town as potential locations, though Maxwell said this space may not be available in two months’ time. She said 6,000-square-foot spaces with a potential to grow to 10,000-square feet are the sizes being examined. The application was sent in last Wednesday; the due date was Friday. The remaining proposals will be awarded at the end of the summer; the clinics are expected to be open and taking patients by summer of 2011. “We’ll have to see what ends up coming back and take it from there,” said Maxwell.

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The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will once again begin weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches. The beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season, from June 25 to Sept 3. This year the following public swimming areas will be monitored: LANARK COUNTY Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, Riverside Beach, Lanark Beach, Pakenham Beach, Rideau Ferry Yacht Club, Robertson Lake Beach and Smiths Falls Senior Beach. LEEDS AND GRENVILLE St. Lawrence Park, Lyn Valley Conservation Area, South Crosby Beach, Portland Campbell Street Beach, Foley Mountain Beach, Camp Hyanto, Joel Stone Beach, Kendrick’s Park, Lower Beverley Township Park, Bellamy Park, Kelly’s Beach, Merrickville, and Westport Sand Lake. Every week, a total of five water samples will be collected from each beach. The results will then be analyzed for the presence of E. coli (Escherichia coli) bacteria. If the results exceed the bathing water standard of 100 E. coli, the beach will be posted with an “Unsafe for Bathing” sign and will appear as closed on the health unit’s website and in radio reports. Research has shown that where swimming beaches have a high E. coli level, there is a direct relationship with an increase in ear, eye, nose and throat infections in swimmers. The sign will remain posted until test results indicate that the water quality meets the bathing beach water standard. Bacterial water quality is one parameter used to determine water quality. Other variables, which are assessed and evaluated, are the presence of a blue/green algae bloom, and accidental spills that may pollute the water. At any time, if these variables are believed to impact on the beach’s safety, the beach will be posted as “Unsafe for Bathing.” Posting information is available on the health unit’s website http://, or by calling the Health Action Line at 1-800-660-5853 or 613-345-5685.


Mike Fair, owner, president and principal dealer of Mike Fair Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd., hands a cheque of $10,000 over to Chris Cummings, co-ordinator of corporate donations on the arena fundraising committee. To donate to the arena, contact 613-283-4124, ext. 122.

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Montague continues to discuss proposed official plan TONY PALERMO THIS WEEK

The Township of Montague held its second public meeting at Rosedale Hall on the evening of Tuesday, June 22, to discuss the proposed official plan. Gregory Mignon and Steve Pentz of Novatech Engineering were on hand to summarize the project and accept questions from the audience. Pentz explained that the project has been active for approximately two-and-a-half years, and that the proposed official plan has been through two previous revisions, based largely on comments received from the office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and an earlier public consultation held in January 2009. With under 10 people in attendance and very few questions asked, one issue in particular was raised by three area residents with respect to their land. The residents asked if in preparing the draft plan, council

and Novatech Engineering had factored in the original sales agreement of the land between the King and the original land owners, which gave the land owners all rights under their land – rights not to be restricted by future governments. Both Mignon and Pentz explained that the official plan was based on guidelines and requirements outlined by the Ontario Government, to which one resident replied “King trumps province.” In an e-mail to Smiths Falls This Week, Murray Hackett, the chief administrative officer-clerk for the Township of Montague explained that while he is not a legal expert, council’s position is that municipalities, including the Township of Montague, exist through provincial legislation, such as the Municipal Act, which gives council the authority to create and administer official plans. “As we are mandated to do this by the province, I believe that we must continue to do it

until some challenge happens, through the courts, that would rule that the province has no authority to allow municipalities to control land uses,” wrote Hackett. Hackett indicated that to the best of his knowledge, the question of property rights has never raised before in any previous planning meetings or with respect to other municipal issues. He also said that his office has never received any information suggesting that this type of question is a matter to be considered in municipal deliberations. With the second and final public consultation wrapped up, Novatech Engineering will now consider all of the comments they received. Any required changes will be made to the draft plan and then the proposed official plan will be formally brought forward to council. If adopted, the official plan will then be sent to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs for final approval.

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In hospital in Smiths Falls, with his family by his side, on Monday, June 21, 2010 John J. Sumara (veteran of WWII, Royal Canadian Engineers) at the age of 90 years. John was predeceased in June, 2009 by his beloved wife Doris McKinnon, brothers Albert, Eddie and Albin who was killed in action in WWII, November, 1944. He will be sadly missed by his son Jeff and his wife Kim, his granddaughters Sarah and Dylann, brothers Charles (Eva) and Ronnie Sumara, sisters-in-law Eleanor and Jeanette Sumara, the McKinnon family and many good friends. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel Saturday, June 26 at 1:30 p.m. In remembrance, contributions to the Ottawa Heart Institute or the Lanark County Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Branch 95 Royal Canadian Legion, Smiths Falls held a Veteran’s Service of Remembrance on Friday at 8 p.m.



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8 SWALLOW LANE, NEWBORO LAKE $205,000 - Excellent 2+1 bedroom cottage on 1.44 acre lot beautifully landscaped with rock gardens of perennials and mature trees just a five-minute stroll from the shops and restaurants in Newboro yet tucked away on a quiet cottage road. Enjoy lots of living space in this quality cottage with eat-in kitchen, vaulted ceiling in living room kept cozy with a new woodstove, 4-pc. bath and large porch with panoramic windows and walls dressed in wood. Enjoy fabulous fishing with the 32 ft. Fendock just waiting for your boat. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635,

1407 COUNTY ROAD 8 • $150,000 Century stone church in Phillipsville awaiting your design. This perfect building has been improved with new wiring and well and the addition of a screened porch with sleeping loft above. This is a perfect space to be transformed into a number of uses. Book a showing today and let your imagination soar! CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635,

RIVERFRONT CONDO!!! Carolina Court - Premium end unit location on the top floor. Light and bright, spacious 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, in-unit laundry, great views from your balcony! $212,000. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

EDGE OF PERTH Immaculate sidesplit - very private backyard - totally updated - newer kitchen, baths, flooring, windows and doors - just move in and enjoy. $224,000. MLS# 757582. Call Barbara Shepherd,

DUPLEX IN PERTH $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

$799,000 - Situated on 75 acres adjacent to the Town of Perth, this 1817 stone home has been beautifully renovated and restored being approximately 3,220 sq. ft., the home features 10’8” ceilings, pine & hardwood floors, gorgeous 12 & 24 pane windows, deep sills with working interior shutters, oversized trims & moldings. Enjoy the winding creek and large barn. Call Paul Martin, 613-264-0123







$263,900 - Beautiful 3 bdrm, 2 bath bungalow, 2.63 acres, hardwood flooring, custom oak cabinets, 35 ft. covered verandah, double garage, very private country road, partially finished lower level. MLS #730134. Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

GORGEOUS AND IMMACULATE BUNGALOW 15 MINUTES TO PERTH totally finished walkout lower level – Private setting. Top quality. Stunning master suite. Awesome views and superb design and finishings. $318,000. MLS# 751448. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

$149,900 - Affordable bungalow west of Perth just south of Highway 7 on the Brooke Valley Road - 2 bedrooms upstairs and a third downstairs - lower level also has laundry area and recreation room - shingles replaced a couple of years ago - breezeway and attached 2 car garage with third door leading to backyard area - new survey on file. Call Paul Martin, 613-264-0123




$329,900 - Original 1830s log home with large 1930s addition - entirely renovated and restored in the 1990s. Gorgeous country kitchen with high ceiling and exposed log walls. Situated on 45 rolling acres, this hobby farm offers barns with storage and 5 horse box stalls, a 100x200 ft. sand riding ring and a detached garage. Call Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

$219,500 - Quiet, private, 6year-old country home on 6.8 acres, 3 bdrm, 1½ bath, new 12x12’ deck from dining room, finished lower level walkout, extra large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, schools and medical centre nearby. MLS #745273.

$85,000 - Affordable 1½ storey home in Lanark Village, large family room, eat-in kitchen, loft bedroom, triple detached garage with loft, paved drive, new oil furnace 2010. MLS #751424.

Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023


OTTY LAKE! 200+ feet on the water – Open concept 2 bedroom cottage with 3-pc. bath, screened-in porch and beautiful stone fireplace. No maintenance! $289,000. MLS# 762725. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361

Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

TRIPLEX - RIDEAU FERRY - Spacious units in a beautiful location across from Rideau Lake! 2, 2 bedroom and a one bedroom. Cathedral ceilings, pine floors, updated! $229,000.

Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

RIVERFRONT ESTATE/RETREAT - 100 ACRES – 9 bedrooms, 7+ baths – 5 MINUTES TO PERTH. Severance potential, perfect for groups! AMAZING! Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361





Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

$189,500 - Charming 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in McDonalds Corners, hardwood flooring, large living room and dining room, updated kitchen, main-floor family room and office, enclosed front porch plus covered verandah, newly built garage and workshop. MLS #747969. Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

$224,900 - Completely renovated 2 storey, 3 br home, great location in Perth, new kitchen, 4pc. bath, roof, windows, flooring, detached single garage, covered verandah, nicely restored top to bottom, this home is ready to move into. MLS #757991. Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

$214,900 - Great little 10-acre hobby farm with 3 br brick home, mature trees, open fields, barn, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, main-floor laundry, 4-pc. and 2-pc. bathrooms, airtight woodstove. MLS #760404.

$169,000 - Adorable 2br, 1½ storey home on a 1-acre landscaped lot, bright kitchen, plenty of cabinets, updated 4-pc bath, pine flooring in dining and living rooms, sunroom overlooking deck and pool, detached garage. MLS #762094.







3533 R35 BIG RIDEAU LAKE • $399,000 Attention boaters! Lovely property with new 80 ft. dock, mature trees, perennial gardens on the Rideau and minutes from the Medical Centre and amenities in Portland. Bright 4 bdrm home with many windows, capturing views of the gardens, trees and harbour; pine floors, attached double car garage, workshop and guest cabin with garage and 3-pc. bath. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635

Amazing opportunity to won Big Rideau waterfront at a fraction of the price. This property offers many possibilities – the older home features 3 bedrooms, original gorgeous solid maple flooring, banister and baseboards, an amazing long sunset view up the Rideau, a dock just waiting for your boat as well as offering excellent highway exposure. Make this your home/business on the water and enjoy the best of both worlds. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635,

2305B OPINICON ROAD $279,000

CHRISTIE LAKE – great sandy beach, waterfront for swimming – 2 bedroom cottage with fabulous views from the deck updated bathroom, new siding, stone fireplace. $229,000. MLS# 741012

BLACK LAKE - $205,000 – open concept, cute 2 bedroom cottage with 115 feet on the water and almost 250 feet deep. Large master bedroom, screened-in porch. Great access on the Black Lake North Shore Road. MLS#760447. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361

OPINICON LAKE - Rideau system. Delightful low maintenance 2+1 bdrm cottage minutes from Chaffeys Locks, 25 mins. from Kingston. Enjoy boating down the Rideau while being tucked away from boat traffic. This furnished cottage offers 147 ft. of excellent waterfront for swimming, boating and amazing view. Large eat-in kitchen. CALL or EMAIL Julia 613-328-3635

$219,000 - Private, quiet, year-round home on Mississippi River, 3 br bungalow, eat-in kitchen, large living/ dining room, hardwood flooring, main-floor laundry, full basement, 16x20’ workshop, very peaceful, nice lot. MLS #753467.

2791 HWY. 15 • $219,900

Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613 326-1361

Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023

Call Oral Pretty, 613-264-1023


$264,900 - Well maintained 3 br, 3 bath bungalow on 6.25 acres, oak kitchen, large living room, main-floor laundry, ensuite, 20 x 14 ft covered deck, full basement, carport plus 3car garage and workshop, lots of inclusions. MLS #754391.

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Smiths Falls This Week  

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July 1, 2010