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Fire guts house on McGuire Road MELISSA DI COSTANZO THIS WEEK


Firefighters from Smiths Falls, Montague, Tay Valley, Beckwith, Perth and BBD&E worked long and hard to put out a fire on McGuire Road in the Township of Montague last Thursday. Roughly 40 firefighters took turns putting out the fire, and remained on scene from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

A fire on one of the hottest days of the summer has gutted a home on McGuire Road in the Township of Montague. Teri Minshall was at her home, at 463 McGuire Rd., last Thursday morning, when she smelled smoke coming from the basement. She fled the house with the family pug, Trinket. Her husband, Carlin, a United Vans Line driver, wasn’t home at the time, but received word of the fire through dispatch. “Thank God everyone is out and safe,” said Carlin. The couple originally thought the fire was caused by a power surge from a planned power outage. Ron Haskins, fire chief of the Montague Fire Department, says an electrical problem associated with an older-model freezer was the culprit. “It’s running all the time,” he said. “With the power off, the

motors are still hot. When the power comes on, there’s a breakdown there.” Approximately 40 firefighters showed up to the scene at various times on the 45C day. Firefighters came from Smiths Falls, Montague, Tay Valley, Beckwith, Perth and BBD&E. Haskins says the Montague Fire Department received the call regarding the fire at 10:12 a.m. Firefighters remained on scene until 5:30 p.m. Haskins says the heat didn’t exacerbate the fire; the house had two roofs, both of which caught fire. He says without help, a smaller number of firefighters would have wilted fast in the blistering heat. “A fire like that is normally out in 20 minutes,” he said. “The guys could only work for five minutes. The heat killed the guys. Special thanks to all of the guys who came out. We couldn’t have done it without them.” The estimated cost of damage is $350,000.

For the love of chocolate: don’t miss this weekend’s festival MELISSA DI COSTANZO


Chuckles Jack at 2 p.m. on July 18; nine local restaurants, including Angelo’s Dining Lounge and the Kilt and Castle, are currently signed up for this tantalizing event. Chocolate Creations will

run at the same time, at the same location. At Adventures, town restaurants will be offering up a special chocolate treats available during the festival. Taste testing will

be available at Chuckles Jack. Chocolate Creations, meanwhile, is open to the public, aged 16 and up.

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Categories for Adventures in Chocolate include best chocolate creation, 50s and 60s theme and most unique. Categories for Creations in Chocolate include 50s and 60s theme, tastiest, most unique and best junior creation. “I’ve heard rumours of chocolate pizza, chocolate poutine,” says town

councillor and a sponsor of Adventures, Robin Hawe. “So who knows what we’ll see?” Chocolate Creations creations will be auctioned off after the event. Entries are being received at 1 p.m. on July 18. There is no cost to register. Judging the final creations are Hugh Colton, of Town and Country Chrysler, and Kurt Stoodley, of the A-Channel.

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144th annual Lombardy Fair right around the corner MELISSA DI COSTANZO THIS WEEK

OLD FAVOURITES The fair will open at Friday at 4 p.m., with horse and pony pulls starting at 6 p.m. The junior ambassador program will kick off at 7 p.m. and, at 7:30 p.m., the official opening will take place. The midway is back again; ride bracelets are $22 per day. There will also be a petting zoo, baby shows, pony rides, horse and pony pulls, antique tractor and farm stock pulls, blacksmith demonstrations, dog shows and Shriners clowns will also on hand for face painting. Maple the Milking Cow is also back, so try your hand at milking. MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT On Fright night at 8 p.m., tune in to Wayne Rostad, who will take to the stage. The following evening, Classic Country Revue, featuring Mike Fahey and Peter Dawson, will charm the crowd with their country crooning. The W.R.D Band will be performing on Saturday at 8 p.m. on the

grandstand and on Sunday, the Bowes Brothers will be playing in the park from 4 to 6 p.m. during the family chicken barbecue. At 6 p.m., they’ll move their gig to the main stage. And, as always, the beer garden will be back and running until midnight. LAST MINUTE DETAILS Residents without a means of transportation who want to attend the grandstand shows can access a free shuttle bus courtesy of Healy Transportation from either the Giles Street office or the County Fair Mall, in Smiths Falls. Pick-up time is at 6:45 p.m., and the bus will return at 11 p.m. And, if you’re sticking around right until the end, don’t forget to attend the demolition derby, which is taking place on Monday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. It’s expected to wrap up around 4 p.m. “It’s a good, fun country fair,” says Covell. “There are…lots of interesting events.” Fairgrounds open at 4 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and Monday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. The Lombardy Fair takes place from July 30 to Aug. 2. For more information about the fair, visit 400692-28-10


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Fo r t h e 1 4 4 t h y e a r, t h e Lombardy Agricultural Society will be bringing the Lombardy Fair to town. This year, during the August long weekend, expect familiar faces and events, peppered with new additions. Fair-goers can expect the regular fare: educational and fun experiences, such as produce and craft displays, beer and livestock shows, tractor pulls and lawnmower races. But, as Gerald Covell, advertising director for the fair, says, everyone can expect some additional fun. On Sunday, Aug. 1, spectators can enjoy a race from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Lombardy Raceway Park. Drivers are coming from the Smiths Falls Karting Association and the Ottawa club. “We’re trying to get everyone out and enthused about it,” says Covell. The sheep-shearing program is back, with a twist: a demonstrator will show the process of turning wool into a sweater, by carding the wool and spinning it. Finally, the demonstrator will be knitting

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Were you one of those kids who played with the box and not the toy on birthdays and at Christmas? Ever wonder what to do with the box that the new refrigerator came in, or the big-screen TV? What about the miles and or kilometres of duct tape that is stashed away in the workshop? Well, the answer to all of these questions is right here: enter the cardboard box boat race at the upcoming Canal Railway and Chocolate Festival. Get out the tape and the glue, and design a cardboard box boat. Each one is unique, and sure to be the pride and joy of the owner. You can use anything except for Styrofoam. Festival

organizers will supply you with a paddle and lifejackets. We ask that the big kids compete against the big kids (you really don’t have an advantage: you are taller, weigh more and are likely afraid of getting your hair wet). This is so the older folks have an advantage. Prizes include best dressed (costume class), most heroic (you’ll have to sink really well), most dramatic, and furthest travelled. All must wear a life jacket and use a canoe or kayak paddle, which is supplied. So, come out and enter for what is sure to be a fun event. This event is held on Saturday, July 17 at 10 a.m. along the shores of the Rideau Canal, in Centennial Park. -Submitted by the Canal Railway and Chocolate Festival

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We’re all ambassadors It’s that time of year once again, when the streets of our small town swell with visitors and returning cottagers. When people come to enjoy everything Smiths Falls and the area has to offer. When visitors shop in our stores and come face to face with store employees, town staff and members of the general public. There are some in our community who still don’t seem to understand the importance of tourism for Smiths Falls. All area residents, whether they own a business or not, must realize that their actions can create a lasting impression on those who visit our town. We all know how concrete first impressions can be. How many times have we heard people say that because they were treated poorly in a store in a town or city, they won’t go back? If this happens too often, or word gets around, it could spell disaster for the business. The same can be said for a town. While a story about a bad experience in Smiths Falls – all too-often related to our reputation with respect to parking regulations – does surface, our town, for the most part, enjoys very positive reviews from visitors, mostly related to kind and welcoming residents. Every time we chat with a tourist, they seem to rarely have negative things to say about Smiths Falls and its people. After all, the economic challenges aren’t solely what define a town: its people do, too. And with the right attitude and welcoming demeanor, it’s easy to welcome (and rewelcome) visitors who bring important financial contributions to the town. The doubling of our population in the summer months is seen by many locals as somewhat of a headache, as our few major transit arteries suddenly slow to a crawl and lineups at stores become longer, but this is a consequence of what our town has become and, for many business owners, it is what makes their year financially. We all play a part in Smiths Falls’ success. So whether we’re working at a retail counter, serving a meal, allowing traffic to merge or simply opening a door for someone, let’s try to keep in mind our actions speak volumes about our town. A little patience goes a long way. Being so-called ambassadors for Smiths Falls isn’t such a stretch – it is, for the most part, how area residents behave long after the tourist season has ended.

Correction In our article titled “Jeff Keays files nomination papers,” we forgot

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Jessica Callaghan and Clare Rinfret concentrate on building a newspaper tower during Stop The Press Cub Reporter Day at Heritage House Museum last Wednesday, July 7.

A case of the ‘oh, how I wish I had a cottage’ blues


One of these days, I’m going to own a cottage. Until then, I’ll listen to your tales (and voicemail messages) about your sojourn up to the cabin. If that’s where you’re heading for your vacation, have a good one. I can certainly appreciate why people take out a second mortgage.


I love living in this area for many reasons. One man reason I love the Smiths Falls region is because it’s surrounded by lakes. The hot weather has made me even more ravenous for a day on the beach or at the cottage. I’m a huge cottage mooch. Growing up, my family never owned a cottage – we always rented (something about my parents not wanting to deal with a second mortgage). But every week (or sometimes two weeks) was always relaxing, relatively quiet and fun. The best cottage experience I had was when my family rented

one in Prince Edward Island about 10 years ago. Not only were we relaxing, but we also had the option of touring around the area, and visiting beaches. It was one of the best two weeks of vacation in my life.

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BAND SLAM Canal, Railway and Chocolate Festival planners raised $800 with their candy floss machine on Canada Day. And what will they do with the funds? They’re planning on adding them to fund the coming bandshell in Victoria Park. COUNCIL NO-GO If you’re a council regular and didn’t see me at town hall for committee on Monday night, it’s because I was at a Lady Gaga concert in Toronto.

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Fifty years ago, a competition was born. T h e L a n a r k C o u n t y P l ow m e n ’s Association celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Ontario Queen of the Furrow competition last Saturday evening (July 10) at the Lanark Civitan Hall, by paying tribute to all 15 Lanark County queens. Eleven of the 15 queens attended the event and reconnected with old friends and queens throughout the evening. Lanark County’s first queen was Lynda Lewis (now Lynda McCoy). She was crowned in 1986 and held the title until the following year. Lanark County’s current Queen of the Furrow is Heather Ferrier. She will represent Lanark County at the 2010 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Elgin County. “All of our queens are wonderful representatives of Lanark County, both during and after their reigns,” said Carol Botham, a long-time coordinator of the local competition. “This is a tribute to our queens. These are our girls, and we’re proud of them.” The annual Queen of the Furrow competition was introduced in 1960 by the Ontario Plowmen’s Association. The competition’s mandate was to choose an ambassador to promote the organization across the province. As queen, girls between the ages of 16 and 24 represent the local plowmen’s associations. In order to fulfill the title, girls are judged on their plowing ability, an interview, a two to three minute speech and

appearance and deportment. The competition would take place at the International Plowing Match (IPM) each September. This year, the match is taking place in Elgin County from Sept. 21 to 25. John Fenik said he knows the importance of being an ambassador: he’s the Warden of Lanark County. “It’s clear to me articulate and intelligent woman are representing Lanark County so well,” he said. “I’m proud of present and past Queens of the Furrow.” Ralf Millman, president of the Ontario Plowmens’ Association, said the Queen of the Furrow program opens doors to many young ladies. He also offered his congratulations to the Lanark County Plowmen’s Association, which is about to celebrate an anniversary of its own: the organization is gearing up to fete 25 years of operation next year. Elizabeth Moffatt recapped some of the 24 years of the association, beginning with its inception. “It was cold and stormy night on Dec. 9, 1986, when John Moffatt, my husband, called a meeting at the Beckwith Hall to see if any of the farmers around were interested in starting a plowmen’s association,” she told a crowd of roughly 100. “Only 10 people showed up, but they were enthused right from the start.” During the association’s first 20 years, a 4-H Plowing Club was started (in 1989). Throughout its inaugural year, enrolment included six members. Over the past couple of years, roughly 18 young participants have enrolled in the club. In 1988, a ladies division was started at


Current Queen of the Furrow, Heather Ferrier (right) and Lanark County’s first Queen of the Furrow, Lynda Lewis (now Lynda McCoy) celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ontario Queen of the Furrow Competition last Saturday evening at the Lanark Civitan Hall. “I look around at these young faces here the association’s matches, where crafts are displayed and sold. tonight and I think ‘how could we ever The association also hosts demonstra- think about dissolving our plowmen’s assotions and displays on agricultural topics and ciation?’” said Moffatt. “I realize that there speakers from women’s institutes, health is work involved. Nothing worthwhile is units, 4-H Clubs and educational exhib- ever achieved without hard work and comits. And the association’s antique plowing mitment and diligence. And it can’t all be match has grown from a one-day event to a left up to one person or one family. There’s plenty of work to be shared by all.” two-day show.

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By Mike Adler and Rob O’Flanagan


he answer to gridlock across Ontario’s longterm care system is an injection of new money, elder advocates say. For nursing-home operators, a top priority is the fulfillment of a long-standing promise from the province to fund more staff. Ontario’s Health Quality Council, a watchdog agency, sees more assisted-living homes as a potential pressure relief valve for overwhelmed nursing homes. For thousands of Ontario families battling the system’s long waiting lists and cumbersome bureaucracy, any relief measure would do. “I think the first thing that is needed are more homes,” Denise Riekstins of Toronto wrote in a typical e-mail response during research for Metroland’s special report. “The waiting lists are ridiculous, especially for newer homes. I also think that more thought should go into how to improve home care, maybe make it more affordable, so the person can stay in their home as along as possible. Institutional homes are certainly not like home.” Health Minister Deb Matthews says quality improvements are taking hold now in all nursing homes, with a focus on reducing traditional health risks such as falls and bed sores. Efforts to make more home care available as an alternative are in progress under a $1.1-billion program created in 2007. More short-stay beds are being created, to help reduce the number of seniors placed permanently in long-term care. Such “restorative” beds, as Matthews calls them, allow elderly people with short-term needs to be placed temporarily

in nursing-home beds to regain their health, and then go home. But what exactly has to happen to produce real change? “I think more time,” Matthews said. “I mean, it does take time to change a system.” Christina Bisanz, CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association, believes in a conversion that would see nursing homes become a “hub” for all types of care. With the right kind of planning, she says, Ontario’s existing 625 homes could feature day programs for the frail elderly who have dementia or chronic diseases, “to help them to live in the community as long as possible.” Bisanz said nursing homes can become “more than just the residence where 24-7 care is given.” In some Ontario long-term care homes, that’s already happening. At Shalom Village in Hamilton, residents pump iron to help maintain functional mobility. Shalom’s health-club concept was originally regarded skeptically by potential funding bodies, said Pat Morden, the home’s chief executive. A longterm care home is traditionally viewed as a place of restful care. That’s changing. Experts in the field of gerontology say such workouts help prevent falls and other debilitating mishaps, and can also improve cognitive ability. Benefits flow to the home and the resident. Attitudes about what longterm care settings should be like and what services they should offer are changing rapidly. Researchers are looking at ways to incorporate brain-benefiting music classes and computer games, and body-strengthening practices such as yoga and tai chi, into daily routines to make the final years of life more rewarding, positive and healthier. Morden has witnessed the ca-

pacity of activities such as music to reactivate mind and spirit. One resident who had a musical background but was debilitated by Parkinson’s and dementia began to participate in the home’s long-standing drum circle. He hadn’t spoken for two years. “He was in the drum circle and he was drumming, and he was sobbing,” Morden said. “He just sobbed and sobbed. And then gradually he took over the leadership of the drum circle. That’s the magic, to find those moments for people, at some level.” Demands on long-term care in Ontario are mounting as the population ages, and as a more affluent and informed population demands better care and more services. Expectations of long-term care

have steadily increased in recent decades, said Dominic Ventresca, director of seniors services for Niagara, who oversees eight municipally run homes. Residents who grew up during the Depression were content with “a bed and a meal,” and an occasional visit from a doctor or nurse, Ventresca said. Ontarians now expect care that is above that base level, Ventresca and others said, with a greater selection of meals and activities, and more timely service — not just having nursing or personal support available, but having it delivered in a timely way, such as more frequent changing of diapers and other incontinence products. Gerry Phillips, Ontario minister responsible for seniors said that the province is also encouraging development of tech-

nology — from high-tech pushbutton devices to summon help or monitor health, to low-tech kitchen sinks people in wheelchairs can use — that could help seniors stay home longer. As demand for senior-friendly devices grows, Phillips said, costs should go down. In a decade, the first of the baby boom generation will hit 75. By 2036, the number of Ontarians 75 and over will rise to 2.2 million, from 850,000 today. Seniors will outnumber children in the future, and one might expect that a scramble to build as many new nursing homes as possible would be under way. But that’s not what the province is doing, contrary to what some experts on the elderly advise. Indeed, the focus is on aging in place. Ontario elder advocate Doris Grinspun said Scandinavia incorporates the elderly into dayto-day life, and embraces them as vibrant members of the community. Every senior in Denmark gets a phone call at 75. “Happy Birthday!” says the nurse on the line. “We’d like to discuss how to help you stay in your house as long as you want.” Grinspun, cochair of the Elder Health Coalition, an adviser to the province of Ontario since 2004, said “we haven’t made enough progress” on helping seniors age gracefully at home, and there’s no time to waste. In many places, small steps and shifts in attitude are inching toward a future where it’s intended that most Ontarians won’t need a nursing-home bed, no matter how long they live. Long-term care in Ontario is undergoing “total renovations,” and elder advocates Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care Facilities said it is pleased with the province’s new patientcentred direction, said Phyllis Hymmen, the group’s president. “There’s a lot of encouraging things happening,” she said, adding people are still afraid of what the future may be like, “but increasingly less so.”

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A number of groups are voicing opinions on what should be done to create better ways of caring for our elderly. Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care Facilities

Ontario Health Quality Council

Ontario Long Term Care Association

Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services

Canadian Medical Association

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Canadian Association of Retired Persons

Ontario Hospital Association

PSW Canada

Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario Division

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(Top photo) Mike Gennrich and Nick Purcell hit the water in Victoria Park on Wednesday. Temperatures rose as high as 40C last week, and residents took to the local watering holes to cool down. (Left) Kayte McFadden, 2, and her brother, Jackson, 5, cool off in the wading pool in Victoria Park. (Above) Sophie emerges from the water at Lower Reach Park after a triumphant Frisbee catch. Sophie and her owner, Monika, weren’t afraid when the mercury climbed last week. (Right) Matthew Evoy, two and a half, splashes around in the wading pool at Victoria Park.

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DOWNTOWN PARKING REPORT Chief administrative officer (CAO) Wayne Brown noted that he essentially agrees with every-

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ing them to a newer model with token and preloaded card capabilities would cost $120,000 – only $20,000 more. Brown noted that the biggest problem with the current meter model is that they determine the value of a coin based on weight. This causes a problem with commemorative coins not being recognized properly, resulting in several complaints from the public indicating that the meters are not working properly. Brown indicated that although the newer meter model includes the capability to use tokens, that tokens should not be used because they introduce several other problems. He indicated that he is supportive of the flex time card option though, which would allow people to preload a set dollar amount on their card and then have their meter usage deducted from it. He also recommended that parking lot fees should be kept at $1 per weekday to encourage people to park at a lot instead of in the downtown core; that the cost of meter parking should be increased to 50 cents per hour instead of 40 cents because it is much easier for people to make change for 50 cents; that the current fine of $5 for exceeding the time limit at a meter be increased to $20; and that the anticipated increased revenues be used towards the cost of the new meters. Coun. Chris Cummings recommended that if council has plans to do work on Beckwith Street in 2011, that council should delay implementing the new meters until that time. Several other councillors agreed with Cummings and the final consensus was to move forward with most of the DBA Parking Report recommendations as noted above, while specifically delaying implementing the new meters. VOLUNTEER FAIR IN SEPTEMBER 2010 Pat Foulkes and Lynn Preston presented their idea for a Smiths Falls volunteer fair to be held this fall. The fair’s goal is to pair up volunteers and the organizations that require them. Their idea is to rent space, have the local volunteer organizations set up a booth, and have the potential volunteers go from booth-to-booth to find an organization that matches their interests. Preston asked council for their support-in-principle, and council readily agreed. “This is a great project,” said chairperson Coun. Ken Graham.

CONGRATULATIONS TED JOYNT On behalf of Mayor Denis Staples, who was out of town, Graham presented a plaque to water/wastewater operations superintendent Ted Joynt recognizing Joynt’s 30 years of dedi-

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REPAINTING OF THE WATER TOWER Director of administrative & planning services Elaine Mallory presented three options for the repainting and re-labelling of the Smiths Falls water tower, citing that the work is required because the current paint is peeling and the “Chocolate Capital of Ontario” statement is no longer valid. The majority of council selected option #3, which is to have the water tower painted with the current town logo and the words “Heart of the Rideau.” No date was set for the painting to be completed, but it was agreed by council that the painting should be done in conjunction with other anticipated work. MINIMUM MAINTENANCE STANDARDS CAO Brown indicated that the Minimum Maintenance Standards (MMS) were created to help Ontario municipalities manage their risk from legal action stemming from personal injury on municipal roads, where the municipality can show that they were, at a minimum, meeting the required standards – essentially preventing frivolous claims from being filed against the municipality. There is now an application before the Supreme Court of Canada asking that the MMS be declared null and void. Brown reported that on behalf of municipalities, the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) is opposing the application but that OGRA does not have the funds to defend the application on their own. OGRA is asking municipalities to contribute 10 cents per capita, with a minimum contribution amount of $1,000 and a maximum of $50,000. To the town of Smiths Falls, this would mean a contribution of $1,000. Noting the importance of the MMS to all municipalities, including the Town of Smiths Falls, council was in favour of the $1,000 contribution. HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL UPDATE Mallory indicated that she formally received a letter from the Human Rights Tribunal indicating that an application had been made against the Town of Smiths Falls, citing discriminatory practices within the town’s bylaws and official plan with regards to group homes. Applications were also filed against Sarnia, Kitchener and Toronto. She reported that although an application had been filed against the Town of Smiths Falls, that it was not filed on behalf of any resident living in the town.




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Not surprisingly, most of the troupes of our area are taking a well-earned summer break over July and August, gearing up for what will, I expect, be a wonderfully active fall season. And nimbly stepping into this gap comes the first professional summer stock theatre troupe to work in our area for a very long while, with its brand new opening season. The Classic Theatre Festival begins what promises to be a permanent feature on our summer calendar at Perth’s Studio Theatre, with Noel Coward’s classic hit, Blithe Spirit. Opening night was Friday, July 9 and the run continues on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. until the first of August, when the stage will be taken over by the festival’s second show of the summer, The Voice of the Turtle. Some of Canada’s top talents will be appearing on the Studio stage during this run, and is simply not to be missed by any local theatre-lover. Tickets are $30 each

for adults and $21 for youth (under age 30, with identification) and are available from 877-283-1283, from, info@ or from Tickets Please, located inside Jo’s Clothes (39 Foster St.). On the musical front, on Friday, July 30 for one night only, the Smiths Falls Community Theatre is proud to present Smiths Falls’ own Richard Burrows, bringing his group TorQ to his home town. They have competed as the sole Canadian representative at the Luxembourg International Percussion Quartet Competition, and have performed at numerous Canadian Music Festivals. Aw a r d e d a M A RT Y (Mississauga Arts Award) for Best Emerging Performing Arts Group in 2009, TorQ was formed in 2004 by four young, enthusiastic Toronto-area percussionists looking to add new energy to percussion repertoire and performance. Tickets will be available at Bham’s Kiosk in Smiths Falls’ County Fair Mall, or can be purchased at the door if they are not sold out. For more information, visit

easy trading of productions in the future, something which can only be of benefit to both the theatres involved and their communities. Tickets for either show are $20 reserved or $23 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling 613-267-1884. Students are $12 at any time. -Submitted by BarnDoor Productions


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decaying train station and put it to good use. BarnDoor Productions is, likewise, hard at work on creating a theatre of its own in Perth, the Full Circle Theatre, a conversion of a 60-year-old auto shop and car wash into a 120-seat theatre that will be a permanent home for BarnDoor Productions, after 15 seasons.

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Two regional community theatres have announced a co-operative venture this summer to benefit both their companies and their communities. BarnDoor Productions, Perth’s original community theatre, and the Smiths Falls Community Theatre, are working together to bring two productions to the SFCT’s stage in July and August. Opening this Friday (July 16) will be Mark Twain’s Patent Scrapbook, a one-man show created and performed by BarnDoor Productions’ producing director, David Jacklin, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of one of the English languages most important authors and humorists. Jacklin first performed a one-man show about Mark Twain 33 years ago and this new show builds on the that original script, combining material that has become available since that time and old favourite pieces from Twain’s rich store of work into a show that drew high praise from audience members in a May preview held in Perth. Audiences at that time dubbed Jacklin’s performance a “tour de force” and “absolutely fantastic. It needs to be seen.” Back for an extended run, it will have Smiths Falls performances on July 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. and on

July 18 at 2 p.m. The second production is a truly unique piece of theatre. Dark of the Moon is a dramatic, poetic, musical, comic, and always entertaining play that premiered on Broadway in 1944 and became an instant hit. Based on the centuries-old folk song, “The Ballad of Barbara Allen,” Dark of the Moon, by Howard Richardson and William Berney, is a tale of forbidden love and passion set in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. With a cast of 18, the play incorporates old-time bluesgrass, folk and gospel music, the mysticism of mountain lore and a tragic love into a memorable story that the London Daily Herald called “an astonishing play and a fearsome legend.” The New York Times said it was “the kind of play the audience instantly likes.” Dark of the Moon will run July 31, Aug. 5, 6 and 7 at 8 p.m., and on Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. The show opens on Saturday, July 31. The two community theatres are working together on these productions, with BarnDoor bringing the shows to the stage, while the SFCT will provide the support staff and the venue. The beautiful new, 144-seat Station Theatre is a jewel to be seen: an intimate, wellappointed and very comfortable theatre that justifies the community theatre’s decade-long effort to rebuild the town of Smiths Falls’



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SF council briefs FROM PAGE 10 Mallory indicated that the town is willing to change some things, but not others, and has formally requested a deferral so that council has time to consult various community partners in order to reach an amicable resolution. Mallory will provide updates at subsequent council meetings. WATER TREATMENT PLAN DEBENTURE Coun. Robin Hawe, along with the rest of council, recognized that the spillway is needed before the beachfront can open, and that the beachfront is important to both visitors and families living in Smiths Falls. Council agreed to proceed with the plan, financed over 30 years, at the interest rate to be announced by the Bank of Canada on July 20.

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have a good idea) of what the response will be. I know I certainly don’t appreciate a hike in the gas prices.

The Smiths Falls Sabers U17 Girls soccer team defeated the Almonte Aces by a score of 5-1in Almonte this past Sunday night. The Smiths Falls squad are undefeated so far this season and look to extend their streak at home at Lower Reach Park this Sunday evening.

all levels of experience are welcome. MacLachlan will also be running boot camp classes in August and September (the July session has reached its maximum; these classes are free). Participants in these classes should expect to challenge themselves as the outdoor boot camp uses core conditioning, obstacle courses, yoga, drills, strength training, circuit training, stretching, and much more. For more information contact Darlene MacLachlan at 613-283-6163.

YOGA IN THE PARK Just a reminder: bring your mats, plant your feet on earth, head for the picnic area in Lower Reach Park and join Darlene MacLachlan at a free community yoga class in the park. Classes are held each Sunday until July 25, weather permitting. Each class runs from 8 to 8:45 a.m., and


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SATURDAY, JULY 17 10:30 – 11:30 A.M. #16 O8A (BRITON-HOUGHTON BAY RD, SUGARBUSH HILL RD. TO O8A) $279,000 - A wonderful family-oriented cottage with a fabulous view & waterfront on Otter Lake. Midway to Ottawa & Kingston with excellent year-round access. Great open concept living, dining & kitchen area that has been freshly painted & new flooring added throughout, 3 bedrms & 4 piece bathrm, great storage & closet space, patio doors lead to screened porch & onto one of two lakeside decks, shingles 3-4 years old. Furniture, appliances, deck furniture, dock, canoe, aluminum boat, barbeque, air conditioner, dishes, cutlery, etc are included and in very good condition - bring your bathing suit, a few groceries and you are ready to enjoy the summer! MLS# 083182803309700. Hostess: Sheri, 613-812-1215

SATURDAY, JULY 17 • 12 - 1 P.M. 1978 Rideau Ferry Rd., near Elmgrove Rd. $359,000 - Absolutely gorgeous 6.6 Acre setting, maximum privacy, only 6 km from Perth, 3+1 bedrm bung is well maintained with many updates, major kit reno incl ceramic tile floor, pot lighting, countertop and paint. Dining area & halls now have beautiful maple fls, newer carpet in living & bedrms, both bathrms re-done, screened porch off the master bedrm & colonial doors have been added on the main level. Fully finished walkout basement allows great light into the 2 fin fam rms, one has brick firepl with newer airtight insert, the other with patio dr to rear patio/yard area - great workshop & storage in lower level with access in from dble att gar. Property and grounds are fabulous, like your own private parkland. MLS # 091990802008803 Hostess: Sheri, 613-812-1215

SUNDAY., JULY 18 • 10-11:30 A.M. 6952 McDonalds Corners Rd. (Midway McDonalds Corners & Elphin) $345,000 - 97 acre farm. Tree-lined country lane sets the scene for a private setting. 4+ bedrm century farmhouse still holds charm & character of yesterday with modern updates. Features original tongue & groove ceilings, refinished & built-in cabinetry in din rm, maple hardwd flrs throughout main level & covered pine in upper, country eat-in kit with picture window, woodstove, back staircase, walk-in pantry, m/fl laundry. Front parlour with access to the 2 pce bath. 3 Bedrms, 3 piece bath with clawfoot tub, dressing rm+ 2 finished rooms in the new addition (which would make an awesome master suite) which are currently being used as a studio area & office/den. 3 season insulated enclosed front porch looks out over beautiful pond, great barn, drive shed/garage, lovely grounds with perennial & vegetable gardens, apple trees & hen house! MLS# 094000404002500. Hostess: Sheri, 613-812-1215


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JULY 18 12 – 1 P.M. 84 DRUMMOND ST. W., NOW $214,900 - You will not believe how lovely & spacious this totally renovated 3+1 bedr m, 20x20 addition that houses a gorgeous liv rm with sparkling hardwd flrs & gas stove & the upper level is a huge master bedrm with his & her closets & 3 pce ensuite bath, ash cupbds, centre breakfast island, ceramic tile flooring & built-in appliances highlight the beautiful kitchen - the keyhole archway opens from the kitchen to the din rm , spacious front & rear foyers. 3 Generous sized bedrms, each with closets & new flooring as well old fashioned clawfoot tub in main bath & master bedroom finish off the upper level. Dble det 18x32 gar, dble wide paved driveway, gas furnace replaced 2002, steel roof & windows replaced 11 yrs ago, m/fl laundry & powder rm. Good storage & closet space on both levels - an absolute gem. MLS# 092103007503810. Hostess: Sheri, 613-812-1215



IN TOWN $169,000 - Residential bungalow, great location, close to downtown amenities and curling club. Two good-sized bedrooms with closets, hardwood flooring in bedrooms, dining room and living room, steel roof, newer windows, natural gas furnace, sliding door to back deck and yard off one bedroom. Full basement, paved mutual driveway, detached double garage/storage shed at back of property. Central air and central vac. Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

INCOME PROPERTY 37-39 Cockburn St. - Income property in Perth. Semi-attached 2 storey with full basement. Both sides have 3 bedrooms and full bath up with kitchen, dining & living areas on main level. Both long-term tenants own their appliances. No leases in effect, rent increases possible. R3 zoning - severance potential. 1½ car detached garage could provide additional rental. $224,900. MLS# 764323. Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

13 HARRIS ST., PERTH $198,900 -You won’t believe the living space in this 3+2 bedroom bungalow - perfect home for a large family, spacious rooms on both levels - many upgrades in the past few years including all new thermopane windows on both levels (the ones in the living room & dining area are huge), eat-in kitchen opened up with new flooring, counter top & sink, new laminate flooring in the liv rm, hallway and bedrms, new cushion flr in bath , shingles 10 yrs, gas furnace & central air 2-4 yrs, walk-up attic, lower level has fin rec room with brick hearth (would make a lovely area for a gas stove), 2 bedrms, 3 pce bath, closets, laundry/utility room with tub & cold room with built-in shelves, paved driveway & carport leads to a huge workshop which leads to the 3 season sunrm and back yd. MLS# 092103007508800. Sheri, 613-812-1215






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The Pembroke Lumber Kings have reacquired the rights to 19-year-old Jonathan Milley from the Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears, a trade Bill Bowker, head coach and general manager of the local team, is happy with. “We’re committed to the image of the team,” says Bowker, citing Milley’s frequent trips to the penalty box. “I want the kids to uphold the image of the community. No one person is bigger than the rest of the team. That was our biggest problem.” Assistant coach Roger Cauley says the trade will provide the team with a bigger opportunity to build a stable. Milley, a 6-foot-4, 215-lb. power forward will join the Lumber Kings for their upcoming season. He represented Team Canada East at the 2009 World Junior A Challenge and also played for the CJHL All-Stars in the Battle of Ontario. He was acquired on loan from Smiths Falls at the 2010 trade deadline, and despite missing almost three months to a shoulder bone injury, he joined the just Kings in time for their run to their fourth consecutive league championship, where he scored seven goals and added eight assists in 12 playoff games. At the conclusion of the 2010 Fred Page Cup, his rights reverted to Smiths Falls but with this deal, he will be back with the Kings in August. The Bears, meanwhile, received Cody Frazer, defenseman Kyle Cromie, Andrew Smith and a 16-year-old player’s card. The team also received $5,000 as a player devel-

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Now that the price of gas has leveled out at $47.11 per litre, I have come to the realization that nothing is cheap anymore. Sure, I can get a few cheap laughs from my niece with the old “pull my finger” line, but not much else in life comes without a high price tag. We expect certain things in life to hit us hard in the wallet –mortgage payments, taxes, and buying an airplane. Yet a trip to the corner store should be added to that list. As a kid, there were few things in life more enjoyable than getting your dirty little hands on your allowance and venturing down the road to the store. I feel I should be sharing this story with the neighbourhood kids as I sit in a rocking chair on my front porch, shawl across my bony old shoulders. I’m sure the conversation would go something like this: GEEZER JASON: You bratty little kids don’t know nothin’ about anythin’. When I was your age, I had a job. BRATTY KID: I do have a job, sir. I cut your lawn every week. JASON: You call that a job? Doesn’t that mower you use have a motor? When I was your age, I also cut lawns. And I remember my neighbour. Crusty old man. He offered me the lawn-cutting job at his place. He had

a yard that was 212 acres and the first day I showed up, he handed me a pair of tweezers and a butter knife. We had no fancy dancy motorized mowers. No sir. And I earned my nickel every week. KID: You really did all that for just a nickel? JASON: Whaddya mean JUST a nickel? That was a lot of money back in the late 1970s. A LOT of money. I remember taking that nickel and running 29 miles to the corner store. You’d be amazed what you could get for a nickel back then. KID: Try me. JASON: Why you little smart aleck. I’ll have you know, in 1977 I could walk out of the corner store with a bottle of cream soda, a bag of chips, a Big Turk chocolate bar, two pounds of cooked ham, 17 postage stamps, six packs of hockey cards, three dozen eggs, five jars of dill pickles, a pair of galoshes, seven sheets of plywood, and a wheelbarrow to help carry it all home. KID: Did you just pass gas?

JASON (pointing his thumb over his CLERK: Yup. shoulder): It was the dog. And that’s not even the fancy gum that So what has me painting this picture of is filled with enamel-eating liquid or ones my future? In a word – gum. with the cool flavour names like “electric I love chewing gum, and Santa knows blizzard shivering frostbite.” Just a plain it. So every Christmas I find my stocking old pack of gum with flavour that lasts for crammed with packs of gum. I’m sure Saint six bites or less. Nick knows the price of a pack of gum, but Say it ain’t so, Bazooka Joe. I really had no idea until the other day. For a penny you used to be able to get I grabbed a pack at a convenience store a rock hard piece of gum (named “gum” and almost had a stroke when the cashier because of its ability to shred your gums said, “That’ll be $2.14.”. with its razor-like edges) AND a comic Sure, I’ll re-mortgage my house to fill up strip. While your mouth was bleeding and my gas tank. I’ll shell out 12 bucks to go to you were in the waiting room at your denthe movie theatre. I’ll even cough up $100 tist’s office, you could at least read the every now and then to take in a Sens game. comic aloud to your friends to see who had But spend more than a toonie on a pack of the dumber cartoon. gum? I refuse. Ah, the good old days. A nickel just So I did a little research. Did I call the doesn’t go as far as it used to. fine people at Wrigley? Did I call the Doublemint twins? Or that guy with Thinking of Buying? the beard from those old Big Red TV commercials? Nah. That reeks Ask me about of effort. I asked some hard-hitting quesBUYER tions of the kid who just about made REPRESENTION my heart stop when he told me the 613-267-2435 • 613-264-7519 price. JASON: How much did you say this pack of gum costs? Bridget BROKERAGE CLERK WITH EARRINGS IN O’Flaherty INDEPENDENTLY HIS LIP, NOSE AND EYEBROW: OWNED AND OPERATED Sales Two bucks and 14 pennies, dude. Representative JASON: Isn’t that kind of pricy? 399026


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Local OPP commander gains world of experience at G20 LAURA MUELLER THIS WEEK

While some demonstrations that got out of hand at the G20 summit in Toronto grabbed headlines, a local police commander was helping keep things calm and collected at Queen’s Park. Insp. Gerry Salisbury, the longtime commander of the Perth detachment of the Lanark County OPP, led a team of 65 OPP officers who were in charge of securing the area surrounding the seat of the provincial government – a focal point where most of the G20-related protests began and ended. “The majority of the protestors are there for a good purpose, to get a message out,” Salisbury said. “It was just amazing to see it. There were thousands of protestors – you just don’t see that in Perth.” The majority of rallies were organized and planned in advance, so it allowed the security team to create security plans for each scenario. There were approximately 10,000 people at Queen’s Park on the Saturday alone, Salisbury said. Most of the protestors were there to send an informative message, and the mood was non-confrontational and even festive, with

music playing and lively speeches, Salisbury said. The legislature was spared the destructed that a handful of violent protestors inflicted on the downtown Toronto core, Salisbury said. The Queen’s Park security team had two goals: to ensure nothing was damaged, and to ensure all of the officers returned safe and unharmed. Both goals were accomplished, Salisbury said. “We had great success,” he said. “I have to give credit where credit is due – we had a great team. “I was just there to lend some expertise,” he said. By the time the summit and the rallies wrapped up on Monday, GLBTQ Pride celebrations were beginning and the massive summit quickly became a distant memory, Salisbury said. Salisbury, who has been the detachment commander in Perth for 13 years, was called to help with the Integrated Security Unit (ISU) for the G8 and G20 summits. While Salisbury spent a year and a half helping prepare for the G8 summit in Huntsville (June 25 and 26) and G20 in Toronto (June 26 and 27), he didn’t except to be on the ground in Toronto – a focal point for the global media during the discussions between world leaders. Beginning April 1, 2009,

Salisbury was seconded to Ottawa for duty as a liaison between the OPP and the foreign affairs office as part of the ISU, which included officers from the OPP, RCMP and other forces. “The idea behind it was to have a link between the feds and DFAIT (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) and the ISU,” Salisbury said. “A week before the summit, I got a call from the ISU director. They had to make a change – there was some flexibility,” Salisbury said. A critical incident commander was needed in Toronto, and with only 12 such commanders in the province, Salisbury was one of the few who could be called upon to fulfill that role. Critical incident commanders are called in to lend expertise in certain situations such as hostage takings or people barricading themselves with weapons inside buildings. Salisbury was originally supposed to travel to Huntsville during the G8 summit, but he never made it there because he was called to Toronto. Salisbury said he returned to Lanark County last week with a world of experience. “It was really an opportunity for me to see a major national and international event being orga-


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Smiths Falls resident Elizabeth McGregor recently celebrated 18 months of sobriety. It hasn’t been easy for the 40-year-old mother of two, but her message is simple. “You have to want it bad,” she said. “I wanted to live.” McGregor grew up in an abusive home where the alcohol flowed freely. She was molested by an uncle when she was 12 years old. At 13, she ran away from home and turned to drugs as a way to escape the emotional and physical turmoil. Forced into foster care, she continued to run, always trying to distance herself from the scars of her past. But her pain followed and her substance abuse flourished. At 15, McGregor made her way to downtown Ottawa, where she was approached by a man who offered her everything she needed - clothes, food, shelter and drugs. It wasn’t long before she was forced into prostitution, working the streets of Ottawa, supporting her out-of-control drug habit. Eventually, she was picked up by the police and returned to the custody of the Children’s Aid Society. They placed her in a group home for troubled youth. By 18, she was the mother of two children, a boy and a girl. As McGregor grew older, her life continued to become a blur of

drugs and abusive relationships. She attempted to break free from her addiction, eventually abandoning harder drugs in favour of prescription pain medications. During this time, she led a somewhat functional life, working three jobs, paying her bills and trying to make ends meet as a single parent. To justify her addiction to pain medication, she convinced herself and her doctor that her pain was real. Whatever the doctor would ask of her, she would do – tests, xrays, pain clinics – all in the name of getting her next prescription. She wouldn’t admit it to herself at the time, but year after year, drugs continued to play a major role in her life, even if they were legitimately prescribed. At times, she would go through 150 Tylenol-3s in a two-week period. Unfortunately, McGregor says drugs started to play a role in her children’s lives as well. With clouded judgement from her own addiction, McGregor allowed her kids to host parties fuelled with alcohol and drugs. “I’m definitely not proud of that,” said McGregor. “I always wanted to be the cool mom, especially after I left their dad. I always thought that if the kids were partying at home, I’d know what they were doing and it would be better.” McGregor carries the guilt of raising her children around drugs. ROCK BOTTOM She also knows that it is a long painful road to rock bottom – a


Wanting to help out other women, Smiths Falls resident Elizabeth McGregor started Smiths Falls’ first women’s only Narcotics Anonymous (NA) group. road that each addict must decide they truly want to leave for themselves. For McGregor, sobriety finally came a couple of months after she was charged with theft and fraud for stealing money from the one man who cared for her. She met her partner approximately five years ago. They were co-workers and soon fell in love. He was different in every way possible from the men McGregor was used to dating. He was sober, caring, nurturing, a family man and had been working for the same employer since he was 18.

He truly loved McGregor and tried hard to help her through her problems. On Sept.12, 2008, McGregor’s says her son came home and told his mom that he was in trouble and had to pay a debt. She stole her partner’s bank card, withdrew money and gave it to her son. When her partner saw that he was missing his bank card and money from his account, he called the police, assuming that it was McGregor’s son. With the situation spiralling out of control, McGregor came clean and turned

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herself into the police. Even then, it was only a couple of months later on Nov. 26, 2008 that she became sober. She was accepted into an all-women’s treatment centre in Toronto and has been clean ever since. For her crime, McGregor was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay restitution to her partner, which she has done. Despite her guilt, McGregor knows that she cannot erase the past, but that she can set an example for the future. Since being drug-free, her life has taken a completely different direction. McGregor recently married her partner - the one man who has remained by her side for worse and now, for better. She’s had to earn his trust back. Every day she tries to make up for her previous mistakes. BACK ON TRACK McGregor recently graduated from college and was immediately employed in a fulltime administrative position. Wanting to help other women, she also started Smiths Falls’ first women’s only Narcotics Anonymous (NA) group. The women’s-only NA group meets at the Smiths Falls and District Club for Youth at 41 Main St. every Monday night at 8 p.m. McGregor encourages women who want to find sobriety to drop in. Alternatively, women can call her at 613-284-0577 or email her at “It’s important for women to realize that they are not alone,” said McGregor. “It doesn’t matter what you’ve been through. You can be from any walk of life. If you want clean living, if you really want to live, I’ll be there.”

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Thomas G. “Tom” Kent November 11th, 1942 July 10th, 2010 Retired Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Perth. Suddenly at his home in Perth on Saturday, July 10, 2010. Tom will be sadly missed by his mother Isabell C. (Drysdale) Kent, his daughter Toni Kent of Cobourg, his brother Jim Kent (Donna Drummond) of Ottawa, his family and many good friends. He was predeceased by his father James L. Kent and his son Tom. The visitation was private. Friends and family joined together for a funeral service in the chapel of the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth on Tuesday, July 13 at 11 a.m. Immediately following the service, a reception was held in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance, those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to The Kidney Transplant Clinic of the Toronto General Hospital or the Memorial Fund of Lanark Lodge, Perth.


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SF bus on route again THIS WEEK STAFF

The Smiths Falls shuttle bus is running again this summer. The service began on July 2, and will be running until Sunday, Sept. 5. The shuttle will run Fridays and Saturdays in a continuous loop from 12 to 4 p.m. On Sundays, the shuttle bus will start its routes at 1 p.m. This service is available to all residents and tourists visiting and residing in the Town of Smiths Falls. Starting at Victoria Park at the top of the hour, it stops at a number of locations throughout the town. Participants are asked to provide a signature upon boarding the bus. This is a complimentary service provided by Healey

Transportation and the Smiths Falls tourism partners. The entire route is 45 minutes long, and starts off in Victoria Park. The bus then continues on to Andress’s Independent Grocer, Canadian Tire, the Detached Lock and the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario. Halfway through the tour, the shuttle stops downtown at William and Beckwith streets before it continues on to the Comfort Inn, the Rideau Canal Museum, County Fair Mall and Heritage House Museum. The Town of Smiths Falls encourages everyone to enjoy and utilize this complimentary service throughout the summer months. For further information please visit


Police arrest On July 6 at approximately p.m., police investigated impaired 10 a vehicle being operated on Beckwith St. N. As a result driver of the investigation, police

arrested and charged a 20year-old male from Smiths Falls with impaired driving and refusing a breath test. He was released from custody and will appear in court at a later date.

Contact us at: 1702 9th Line Beckwith • RR#2, Carleton Place, ON • K7C 3P2 General Inquiries: 613-257-1539 or 1-800-535-4532 (613 area code) Public Works: 613-257-1810 or 1-800-535-4534 (613 area code)

SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2010 Tuesday July 20th

The Meeting Dates are as follows: 6:00pm


Reeve Richard Kidd

Detailed agendas for meetings are available for review on the Township website at or at the Township Office 24 hours prior to the meeting THE TOWNSHIP OF BECKWITH WILL BE ACCEPTING TENDERS FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEM:

FORD ROAD RECONSTRUCTION TENDER #2010 – 08 Tender forms may be obtained from the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, 1702 9th Line Beckwith, Monday July 12th, at 9:a.m. THE LOWEST OR ANY TENDER NOT NECESSARILY ACCEPTED. Further information can be obtained by contacting: Darwin Nolan Public Works Superintendent 613-257-1810 1-800-535-4534

Cynthia Moyle Chief Administrative Officer 613-257-1539 1-800-535-4532 613-257-8996 (fax)

REQUEST FOR TENDER The Township of Beckwith invites qualified experienced Contractors to respond to the following 2010 Request for Tender: 1. MUNICIPAL OFFICE/BRUNTON COMMUNITY HALL SHINGLE REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT, Tender No. 2010 – 01 The contractor will provide all labour, equipment and materials required to remove existing asphalt shingles and to install new asphalt shingles at the Township Municipal Office/Brunton Community Hall. The replacement asphalt shingles will be provided by the contractor. Closing date: Closing time:

July 20th, 2010 12:00 (noon)

Award of the contract is subject to the approval of the Township of Beckwith. Complete details and information are included in the Tender which can be obtained by contacting:




Cynthia Moyle, CAO/Clerk The Corporation may award this Tender in part, in whole or not at all.

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A taste of China at museum this weekend RIDEAU CANAL MUSEUM

A special exhibit of photographs showing the diversity of landscape, peoples and activities from China will be on display in the Rideau Canal Museum this weekend. The exhibit will be officially opened by Li Difu, cultural counsellor from the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China at 4 p.m. Friday, July 16. This is part of the cult u r a l d i s p l a y s p r ov i d ed by the Chinese and

Canadian Heritage Cultural Association for the festival as part of its Sharing Culture, Building Bridges program. Throughout the weekend, visitors can have their names translated to Chinese and writing them in Chinese, learn to play simply Chinese musical instrument, test their dexterity in Shuttle Cock kicking, create thundering sounds with the lion-dance drum, or have a washable hand tattooed with brush-ink, and try traditional paper fold-

ing. There is also demonstration in making various animals with balloon, be it a swan or money, and learn to write the names of these animals in Chinese. One can also have a quick test on ones health condition by taking a tongue and pulse diagnosis. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. with foods from all Chinese Restaurants in town. Visitors to the tent can also try their luck in some free gift draw.

Lyndsay and Sam Empey show off their swings during Lombard Glen Golf and Country Club’s Junior Golf Camp, as part of the CN Future Links Canada’s Junior Golf Program. The camp, which saw 41 kids practise their golfing skills during the week of July 5, was held in conjunction with Take a Kid to the Course Week. MELISSA DI COSTANZO/THIS WEEK


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