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Giant hogweed misidentified MELISSA DI COSTANZO THIS WEEK

Town staff thought they had identified roughly six locations in Smiths Falls that appeared to house the noxious giant hogweed, but were mistaken. The plant in question was, in fact, Queen Anne’s Lace. “I went to the locations myself and absolutely no way was it hogweed,” says the town’s chief administrative officer, Wayne Brown. “It was all Queen Anne’s Lace. It’s all around town.” There is, however, a confirmed case of wild parsnip just outside of town, in the Township of Rideau Lakes. Approximately two kilometres south of the LCBO, located directly off the Cataraqui Trail is a confirmed location of wild parsnip. Brown says town staff has provided the Township of Rideau Lakes with this information. A rep from the township could not be reached in time for press deadlines. Watch the town’s website ( cfm) for further updates regarding giant hogweed or wild parsnip sightings. ABOUT WILD PARSNIP AND GIANT HOGWEED Giant hogweed has been spotted in areas of the Ottawa Valley, including White Lake, and is an invasive, non-native plant that poses a serious threat to human health and natural ecosystems. Wild parsnip, which is much smaller than giant hogweed, can also cause burns and poses as a hazard to children or anyone with exposed skin. Giant hogweed, which originated in Asia, can grow up to six metres in height, with leaves up to one and a half metres in width. It generally prefers damp, rich soils, as found along roadside ditches, or in other moist, disturbed areas. If the sap from a broken stem or crushed leaf, root, flower or seed comes into contact with damp skin (perspiration will suffice) and the skin is exposed to sunlight, severe burns, blistering and painful sores may result.

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Ongoing construction at the new Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre is expected to wrap up in less than two months, a deadline that is right on target. “We’re shooting for a September

opening,” says Dale Gifford, construction manager for Guy Saumure and Sons Construction Ltd. “We’re close. Right now, we’re looking at the first week of September (as an opening date).” Construction on the new rink began in July 2009. When completed, the state-of-theart facility will boast an NHL-size ice surface, 1,500 fixed seats, six large

dressing rooms, a Junior A facility, two referee rooms, a first aid room, boys and girls minor hockey office/program space, a main lobby with a concession stand and staff offices, accessible washrooms, elevators, a walking concourse situated above the rink, two community halls and a restaurant.




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The dog days of summer (Above) Dylan and River show off their best game faces during the Valley Kennel Club’s annual show, which was held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Lombardy Fairgrounds. (Left) Lise Purkis and Dream, from Montreal, prep for the big show on Monday. (Right) Handler Chrystal Murray and Elvira compete in the best puppy class; Elvira later won first in this category. (Bottom) Something’s got Olivia’s attention!

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Arena construction chugging along FROM THE FRONT PAGE Gifford says construction crews will begin pouring the cement ice pad this week. After that, the boards and seats will be set in place. Generally, mechanical systems work has been ongoing and site work has just begun. Cornelia Street was closed last Sunday due to sewer work. And there’s still more work to come. “We’ve got lots to do yet,” he says. “It’s coming.” Meanwhile, fundraising for the new facility is chugging along: Chris Cummings, co-ordinator of corporate donations for the Smiths Falls arena fundraising committee, says roughly $200,000 has been raised for the new building. Of the total anticipated cost of $12 million for the project, $8.4 million will come from the federal and provincial governments. There’s a $1.3 million fundraising target in progress, and the balance will be raised through financing. Those wishing to donate can purchase a seat in the new arena for $200, and a plaque bearing the donor’s name will be placed on the seat. There’s also the Square Footers’ Club in which for $100 a purchaser can buy one square foot of the new rink. Pledge forms to donate to the arena are available at the town hall (77 Beckwith St. N.) on the town’s website ( or by contacting fundraising chair, Rob Dopson via the Community Services Department at 613-283-4124, ext.122. YOUTH ARENA RENOS Part of the $2.2 million received from the federal government will go to the retrofit of the Youth Arena. The exterior work began in April, with a new, reinsulated roof. The inside of the arena is expected to receive a facelift, complete with a fresh coat of paint

and new flooring. The upstairs community hall will get new cabinets, new flooring, ceiling and windows. And by the time the $12 million project is completed, the approach to the new rink and newly-renovated Youth Arena will not be from Beckwith, but from Cornelia Street. -With files from Tonia Kelly

Construction workers were erecting steel siding on the north corner of the building last week. PHOTOS BY MELISSA DI COSTANZO

Giant hogweed or wild parsnip? JASON MARSHALL THIS WEEK

Weed expert Jeff Muzzi insists people do their homework on the giant hogweed plant so they can identify and differentiate it from another noxious plant running rampant throughout the area – wild parsnip. “Everyone is talking about giant hogweed, but there should be as much noise about this stuff – it’s all over the place,” said Muzzi, Renfrew County’s forestry manager. “It’s the first cousin of giant hogweed and has the same kind of sap.” He said there are four hospital visits a day across Renfrew County due to exposure to wild parsnip. “A big problem is people whipper-snipping and hitting the weed,” he said. Muzzi pointed to a small field in the heart of the village of White Lake. Right next to the main road, the field was littered with wild parsnip plants, which resemble a cross between goldenrod and wild dill. “This looks nothing like hogweed – it’s way smaller and yellow,” he said. “And there isn’t a place in the county that doesn’t have it. But no one seems concerned about it. They should be. We have a lot bigger problem with wild parsnip.” Muzzi said about one-third of the calls he’s received come back to the wild parsnip plant, not giant hogweed. “There’s so much of it (wild parsnip), it’s a lost cause to try and get rid of it. The big thing is awareness. Know what it looks like and how to deal with it,” said Muzzi. WHAT TO DO If anyone does come into contact with either giant hogweed or wild parsnip, Muzzi says the only antidote is to immediately wash the skin thoroughly with

soap and water and avoid exposing the area to sunlight. If the skin becomes irritated, medical attention should be sought. Livestock and pets that have been in contact with the plant can also spread to sap. Anyone who feels they may have seen giant hogweed – or those looking for more information about the plant – is encouraged to contact the invasive species hotline hosted by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, in conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. The number is 1800-563-7711. People can also visit the website at or check out the Ministry of Agriculture site at


No hogweed in Smiths Falls FROM THE PAGE PAGE The only known antidote to contact with the sap is immediate, thorough washing using soap and water. Once irritation begins, medical advice should be sought. Those most at risk include road maintenance crews cutting roadside ditches, lawn and garden maintenance labourers and other outdoor workers or recreationists. The sap can also be spread by pets or livestock that have been in contact with the plant. Certain features distinguish giant hogweed from similarlooking plants. First and foremost is its size – it truly is giant. Stems are often one to three inches in diameter, and marked with dark purplish blotches or spots and covered with sturdy bristles. The flowers form a flat-topped, umbrellashaped head up to two and a half feet wide. Giant hogweed can be difficult to eradicate. A number of herbicides are effective, though none are effec-

tive at killing the plant’s perennial roots. Cutting the plant off with line trimmers can be very dangerous, as the rotating line can spray the sap a considerable distance. Also, cutting the plant off stimulates budding on the rootstock. The plant can be cut off by using shears or a bladed tool, though it will re-sprout. If there is only a single plant, it can be dug up, though this is a difficult process. An effective procedure for controlling giant hogweed is to cut off the flowering heads, and seal them inside plastic bags and leave them in the sun (at least one week) until all seeds are killed. It is essential to wear protective clothing and eye protection when working around giant hogweed. Skin contact with soiled clothing or tools should be avoided. For more information about giant hogweed, visit http://www. -With files from the Renfrew Mercury

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Canal Railway and Chocolate Festival music to the ears While throngs of people headed into Ottawa to enjoy the last weekend of the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest, it was nice to see so many people travel to Smiths Falls to partake in various activities going at the Canal Railway and Chocolate Festival. Families made their way to Smiths Falls from all over the Ottawa region to enjoy performances from a wide variety of talented musicians including Johnny Rock Star, the Maria Hawkins Band, the Doherty Brothers and River City Junction. Children’s playful screams could be heard throughout the park as they enjoyed various workshops, activity stations and the midway. Performances from many talented artists in a beautiful venue, workshops and activity tents, all under the clear, bright blue summer sky brightened many festival-goers and planners faces. For 10 years, organizers of the Canal Railway and Chocolate Festival, with assistance from generous volunteers, have been able to provide an annual celebration that anyone can attend. During a time when the economy is fragile, and ticket prices for many musical events are unaffordable for the majority of the public, it is nice to know that there are people who care enough about tradition, and a celebration of good, clean fun, to organize celebrations that everyone can enjoy. A tremendous amount of time and effort goes into making an event of this magnitude a success, so it was nice to see so many people come out and enjoy the festivities. Hopefully, the time-honoured tradition of a Canal Railway and Chocolate Festival will continue for many years to come. Do you have something to say about this or anything else that has appeared in This Week? Email us at


Peter Au, chair of the Chinese and Canadian Heritage Cultural Association, and Lin Difu, cultural counsellor of the Embassy of Peoples Republic of Canada, unveil a photograph of the Temple of Heaven, which is located in Beijing. The unveiling took place last Friday afternoon at Rideau Canal Museum, during the official opening of Beautiful China, a Photographic Exhibition, courtesy of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. Currently on display at the museum are 16 photos of various locations throughout China.

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MY CONCERT REVIEW For those of you who have heard of (and love!) Lady Gaga, read on. I mentioned in my previous column that I was going to see her perform in Toronto. And I did. What a show! Her music is catchy and she is certainly one of my favourite pop performers, which is why I’m glad my sister goaded me into going. But her music wasn’t the only interesting part of the evening. The theme of the concert was the Monster Ball, which brought with it a powerful message: you are free to be whoever you want to be. It was great fun (I was dancing in the aisles) and a great way to

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Q: Have you ever had to get up in the middle of the night to report on a story? - Yes, for an election in Halifax for a new mayor for the city. I had to report until around midnight. Q: What do you like about your job? - I like meeting people. - I like talking to people and finding out about their experiences and stories. This may sound ridiculous, but because it was the first time explaining to people what I do, I realized a few things, myself. I love meeting people and talking to people and that’s the principle reason I love this job. Realizing this only made me appreciate my position and be grateful I was given the opportunity to pursue it. REGISTER FOR SUMMER FUN AT HHM Wondering what to do with your child this summer? Come to Heritage House Museum! The backyard history day camp is back once again every Wednesday until Aug. 18. Camps have already started, but there are many exciting themes and spots left. Remaining themes this year include A Blast from the Past, Monkey Madness, Mystery Mayhem, Be a tourist in your own town, and Gone Camping. The camps are for children ages six to 13, and run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The camps cost $25 per day, per child. The day camps will be filled with games, outings, crafts and a few special guests, such as Ray’s Reptiles, and tours of local attractions. Children need to bring a lunch and a morning snack with them. They must also have proper sun protection, insect repellant and footwear. Children must be registered in advance, as space is limited. No telephone registrations are accepted. Registration forms are available at the museum, or on the museum’s website at under the “Special events” section.

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People from near and far flocked to the Canal Railway and Chocolate Festival, which was held from July 16 to 18 this year. Children’s entertainers, family workshops, a midway, musical performances and a Saturday noon-hour parade kept smiles on many faces throughout the sunny weekend. (Clockwise from top) Team Bailey struggles to hang on during the Great Rideau Tug-of-War challenge. Jacob Morris enjoys one of the many rides at the midway. George Bailey launches a (friendly) attack against Adam Mac Gregor. Randall Evoy steers the Colonel By in the canal during the Great Rideau Cardboard Box Boat Race. Austin Dopson, Tucker Alarie and Zoey Dopson show off their treasures from the midway.

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(Top) Dad Peter and Cole Cleaver row the SS Bruce during the Great Rideau Cardboard Box Boat Race. (Left) Revelers move to the sounds of the music in the park. Throughout the weekend, many acts entertained festival-goers, such as Johnny Rock Star, Maria Hawkins Band, the Doherty Brothers and River City Junction. (Right) Elvis impersonator Shawn Barry entertains the crowd with his crooning. (Bottom) Smiths Falls residents James and Connor Kelly get ready to gear up for the Soap Box Derby, which was held on Beckwith Street (or, Derby Drive, as it was re-named for the day).

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Deborah Goudreau is looking forward to bringing Shirley Valentine to Newboro. Goudreau, a fairly recent resident in the community, moved to the area about a year ago. She purchased property on By Street and intends to turn it into a local arts centre, where people can learn how to practise yoga, pottery, sculpting and other forms of art. Once completed, the centre will be called DharmaNectar Studio. The centre isn’t open yet: Goudreau is hoping it’s completed by the end of summer 2011. “It’s part of a big picture of what I’m hoping to develop in the community,” says the Ottawa transplant. In the meantime, she’s focusing on her other brand new project: DharmaNectar Studio, which is presenting it’s first project, a professional production of Shirley Valentine, a famous Broadway comedy written by Willy Russell about a woman who is stuck in a hopeless marriage with nothing better to do than talk to the wall. Shirley’s neighbour presents her with an opportunity to take a holiday in Greece and she decides to go, a decision which will change her life forever. “It’s a poignant play,” says Goudreau. “So many people can identify and relate to it.” Actor Heather Markgraf is familiar with the role: this will be at least the fourth time she’s played Shirley. One of the times was at the Hudson Village Theatre’s production of the play.

“At least three times,” she laughs, when asked how many times she’s played the role. “I love it, it’s a wonderful play. It’s very profound, very empowering.” In 2004, Markgraf, artistic director, founded Theatre Panache as a professional, touring theatre company based in Hudson, Que. Theatre Panache is producing DharmaNectar Studio’s production of Shirley Valentine. Markgraf says the message the play delivers is to live life to the fullest, all the while taking risks and chances, and to do what you want to do, rather than what you have to do. That being said, she says the piece is a comedic one. “Shirley is a loveable character,” she says. “The message is timeless, even though it is set in the 80s.” Goudreau says comedy that makes for very good summer theatre. “It’s an opportunity for everyone to go out and have fun,” she says. “It’s wonderful venue for me to set up and to meet the community, and wonderful way for the community to meet me. I’m really excited to get going with it.” DATES AND TIMES Shirley Valentine will be presented as a dinner theatre show at the Newboro Community Hall on the following two weekends in August: Friday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, August 8 at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m., Friday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 15 at 12:30 p.m. Call 613-272-0392 for reservations or order online at


Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board approved a $335.5-million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year during a special board meeting last week. The budget marked the elimination of the last of the board’s deficit, said local trustee Bill MacPherson. “Next year, we’re going in free and clear.” The board will spend $214.9 million on classroom expenditures this year, including teachers’ salaries, staff development, textbooks, and classroom supplies – that’s more than $8 million higher than last year. The costs of non-classroom expenses, including the costs for administration, principal and vice-principal salaries, school operations and transportation will be roughly $891,000 less than last year, at $98.65 million. Costs associated with principals and vice-principals will be roughly $165,000 less than last year, at $15.35 million. The board decided to strike a staffing review committee to examine all staffing lines. The board will also receive monthly reports from its special education advisory committee on the deployment of educational assistants. All-day kindergarten (Early Learning Program) will be introduced this fall in 22 classes at 11 schools (including Maple

Grove Public School in Lanark village), but the board has also created a new Ready to Learn (R2L) program, offering 37 play-based kindergarten classes at another 10 schools, including The Stewart School in Perth. The full-day kindergarten and board-funded Ready 2 Learn programs will cost the board about $2 million. The UCDSB received $200,000 from the Ministry of Education to allow it to offer full-day kindergarten at the 11 chosen schools, but the board has had to pour additional funds in order to make the expanded kindergarten program possible, MacPherson said. “But we’re hoping that it will help us retain our competitive edge,” by encouraging families to enroll their children in the public board for kindergarten, MacPherson said. The board has planned for 325 full-time equivalent educational assistants (EAs), down from about 380 last year. That was due to a $2.6-million reduction in the funding the board receives for those positions, MacPherson said. But the board has flexibility to hire more EAs, and the board will now have 25 early childhood educators (ECEs) on staff to support the early-learning programs. David Thomas, Director of education, referenced the board’s CREW (Communication, Equitable Distribution of Resources, Educational Programs and Wellness) Strategic Plan as ambitious, and said it will take

UCDSB students to even higher results. “Our overarching goal is to achieve a 90 per cent graduation rate, and some of our high schools are already there,” he stated in a press release. Board chair Greg Pietersma says the balanced budget supports the board’s CREW strategic plan. “Our strategic plan is moving our board from an industrial-aged education system to a knowledge-driven, meta thinking, digitally organized board of education that is oriented and disposed to having our students ready for the future, ready for jobs and careers that haven’t been created yet,” he stated. The UCDSB is the largest school board in the eastern half of eastern Ontario and 47 per cent of the total student population in the area attends schools in the public board. This past school term it created five new Grade-7-to-12 schools and the board experienced its best start up in its history. The board is also building two new high schools, one in Vankleek Hill (Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute) and the other in Kemptville (North G r e nv i l l e D i s t r i c t H i g h School). Perth and District Collegiate Institute is the next high school on the list to be rebuilt. MacPherson said the board hopes to receive notice of funding from the Ministry of Education within the next fouryear term of the board trustees.

Orange you glad you can recycle? BLAIR EDWARDS THIS WEEK

Throwing out hazardous waste just became a whole lot easier, said Stewardship Ontario. The non-profit agency has added 13 new material categories and thousands of new products to its list regulated by the province. Stewardship Ontario is a non-profit agency responsible for overseeing the province’s recycling and hazardous waste removal programs. The organization was created by the Waste Diversion Act in 2002 by provincial legislation. Starting this month, the organization rolled out Orange Drop across the province, a program designed to make it easier for residents to remove their hazardous waste. The list of materials now accepted includes batteries, pharmaceuticals, syringes and aerosol containers. Orange Drop follows the municipal hazardous or special waste program, introduced in 2008, said Sean Magee, Stewardship

Ontario’s promotion and education co-ordinator. The special waste program accepted nine waste material categories including paint and solvents. The program is expected to divert 27 million kilograms of trash from Ontario’s landfills – 10 million more kilograms than last year. “The more we can divert away from landfills the longer their lifespan will be,” said Magee. “The main goal is to protect the environment.” Manufacturers of products that end up as hazardous waste pay for its transport and removal, said Magee. “That really can be a great brand recognition for them,” Magee said. Last year, the municipal hazardous or special waste program cost $25.6 million to run. Residents pay no fee to drop the items off at the province’s 92 municipal recycling depots, 2,700 pharmacies and 738 retail stores that collect either or both paint, batteries. The cost of the program is passed on to manufacturers.

“There’s going to be more drop-off locations,” said Magee. “Any cost along the way (to consumers) is going to be a barrier.” Additional drop-off centres will encourage more people to recycle their hazardous waste, Magee said. Stewardship Ontario is currently promoting the new program across the province using radio, television and print ads as well as sending a representative to festivals, fairs and other large events where people congregate. The organization has organized 217 special waste collection events across the province over the next few months. Information about drop-off sites is available on the website; the program is also promoted on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. “Orange Drop is designed to raise awareness about what is considered a hazardous or special waste and to encourage Ontarians to make returning these items part of their regular recycling routine,” said Lyle Clark, vice-president of operations of Stewardship Ontario. Check for more information about the type of waste that can be

dropped off at each location. LOCAL DROP-OFF SITES • To drop off aerosol containers, corrosives and their containers, flammables and their containers, leachate toxins, fertilizers and their containers, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides and their containers, empty oil containers for products that contained lubricating oil, used oil filers, portable fire extinguishers, pressurized containers, solvents and toxic materials head to the Carleton Place Yard Waste site, located at 128 Patterson Cres. • For antifreeze and its containers, head to the Carleton Place Canadian Tire (485 McNeely Ave.). • For paints and coatings, industrial stationary and non-lead acid, head to the Rona Cashway, located at RR 1 Lombardy Rd. • For pharmaceuticals for humans and pets, head to the Clinic Pharmacy, located at 91 Cornelia St. W. • For rechargeable batteries and singleuse batteries, head to Lockwoods Sights and Sounds Ltd., located at 75 Elmsley St. N. -With files from Melissa Di Costanzo


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Friends of Murphys Point Park presents….

NORTH BURGESS HERITAGE MICA FESTIVAL Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Start of Mica Mining in North Burgess

Saturday July 31 at 8:00 p.m.



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Visit the Lally Homestead and the Silver Queen Mine at Murphys Point Provincial Park (located about 2 km beyond the main park gate)

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Sunday August 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Homestead Activities

Olde-time children’s games and crafts Music Entertainment Stories by Bear the Tinker Rope Making Blacksmithing Demonstrations What Is It Box Learn about the Lally family on a cultural hike Visit the Lally Store for ginger beer and other merchandise And much, much more!

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Silver Queen Mine Activities

Take a tour underground into the mica mine Visit the miners’ bunkhouse Meet Cookie and other costumed interpreters Lunch of corn on the cob, maple baked beans and lemonade (donations appreciated)

plus tax

STORE HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The festival is a Free Admission Event. Regular park day use entry fees apply ($14 per car or $11 for seniors). For directions or further information visit or call Beth at 613-267-5340 or Jane at 613-284-9839

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†Limited time financing offers based on new 2010 Honda models. 0.9% purchase financing available for up to 60 months on new 2010 Civic and Accord models / for 36 months on new 2010 CR-V models through Honda Financial Services on approved credit. *Purchase example based on new 2010 Civic DX-A MT Sedan, model FA1E2AE4X available through Honda Financial Services on approved credit. Purchase agreement based on a purchase price of $18,820.00 which includes freight and PDI, and environmental and OMVIC fees of $1,530, and 130 bi-weekly payments of $148.08 with $0 down payment and 0.9% purchase APR. Cost of borrowing is $430.40 for a total finance obligation of $19,250.40. Taxes, license, insurance and lien registration (if applicable) are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Retailer order / trade may be necessary. ¥Limited time lease offers based on new 2010 Honda models. 0.9% lease rate available for 24 months on new 2010 Civic, Accord and CR-V models through Honda Financial Services on approved credit. #Lease example based on new 2010 Civic DX-A MT Sedan, model FA1E2AE4X available through Honda Financial Services on approved credit. £2.4% lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment (includes freight and PDI, environmental fees and OMVIC fee) is $148.44. Down payment or equivalent trade of $4,950.00, first monthly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $13,779.89. Taxes, license, insurance and lien registration (if applicable) are extra. 96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Retailer may lease for less. Retailer order / trade may be necessary. 1$500 Gas Card offer applies only to retail customer purchase, lease or finance agreements for new 2010 Civic models concluded, respectively between July 5th, 2010 and August 3rd, 2010. 1$500 Gas Card offer includes GST, PST, HST, QST where applicable. Valid only on purchase, lease or finance agreements concluded at participating Honda retailers.†/*/¥/#/£/ Offers valid from July 5th, 2010 through August 3rd, 2010 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for Ontario residents at Ontario Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. See your Honda retailer for full details.

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Pricing includes all other dealer fees however, HST and licence is Extra. *E-testing and special discount promotions are excluded from the Tax Free Saturdays for Service. ALL OFFERS: Freight & PDI ($1,420), registration, air and tire levies and OMVIC fees are included. Insurance, licence, PPSA, dealer fees and applicable taxes are not included. Offers apply as indicated to the purchase or finance of 2010 new or demonstrator models of the vehicle equipped as described. * $14,000 Price Adjustment includes $8,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) and $6,291 employee price discount (tax exclusive) available on 2010 MY Silverado/Sierra HD 2500 for retail customers only. Other delivery credits available on most models. Employee price discount amount based on MSRP of $55,190 (excluding $1,350 license, insurance, registration, fees associated with filing at movable property registry/PPSA administration fees, marketing fees, duties and taxes). Dealers are free to set individual prices. Any actual savings under the Employee Pricing Event program will vary depending on your dealer’s prior selling prices. Employee price discount is available on the purchase/finance of an eligible new or demonstrator 2010/2011 MY Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac or 2010 MY Pontiac/Hummer vehicle delivered between 6/23/10 and 8/31/10 at participating dealers in Canada. Ineligible vehicles: 2010/2011 Corvette ZR1, Express, Savana, and Medium Duty Trucks, 2011 Equinox, Terrain, Camaro, Regal, LaCrosse, Cadillac CTS Coupe and SRX. Dealer order or trade may be required. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. * 0% purchase financing offered by GMCL for 60 months on 2010 Chevrolet Malibu /HHR/Impala/ Cobalt and for 48 months on 2010 Chevrolet Aveo/. OAC by GMAC. Rates from other lenders will vary. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, monthly payment is $166.67/$208.33 for 60/48 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade.

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Home Town l a i c e Sp Crown Amusements offers a special to residents of Carleton Place and area. Thursday July 29 All Midway rides $ 3.00 from 4.00 pm to closing. Savings of $ 2.25 off adult tickets Riverside Park Ball Diamond Bring the Kids • Bring the Dog



THIS WEEK STAFF An extensive police chase which resulted in a pick-up truck spilling contraband cigarettes all over Highway 401 and Smiths Falls has left one man charged. Charges against Charles Kloetstra, 38, of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory include flight from police, dangerous driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, forcible confinement, possession of illegal tobacco, breach of probation and two counts each of assault with a weapon and assaulting police. An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Enforcement Team officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop westbound on Highway 43 near Merrickville, for a Highway Traffic Act violation last Friday morning. Officers activated their emergency lights, but the driver of the pick-up truck continued on and did not stop. Officers turned off their lights and ceased attempting to stop the fleeing suspect as the pick-up entered the Town of Smiths Falls. During the suspect’s flight, contraband cigarettes began flying out of the pick-up, scattering across the roadway. Officers followed the debris of cigarettes and while travelling south on Highway 15, located the vehicle and attempted to stop the pick-up again. Spike belts were deployed, but were

not successful. The fleeing suspect continued south on Highway 15 and once he entered the City of Kingston, officers halted their efforts in trying to stop the vehicle. Officers continued to follow the debris of contraband cigarettes that were continuing to fly from the pick-up truck. The driver then entered Highway 401 west of Kingston and officers attempted to stop the fleeing suspect by using their vehicles. As an OPP vehicle came up beside the suspect, the driver veered into the other lane and struck the OPP vehicle. The suspect lost control, struck the guard rail and rolled, causing more contraband cigarettes to scatter across the east and westbound lanes of Hwy. 401. A female passenger in the pick-up truck was taken to Kingston General Hospital to be assessed for minor injuries. The Kingston detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) assisted with the OPP’s efforts. Contraband cigarettes carpet the gravel shoulders of Highway 15 in Smiths Falls, after they fell off a pick-up truck which was traveling through town on Friday, July 16. MELISSA DI COSTANZO/THIS WEEK

BarnDoor teams with the SF Community Theatre SPECIAL TO THIS WEEK On the 100th anniversary of the passing of Mark Twain, Perth actor, director and playwright David Jacklin is digging deep into the vaults of his own past to revive Mark Twain’s Patent Scrapbook, a show that he first performed when he was 21 years old (33 years ago now). In co-operation with the Smiths Falls Community Theatre, the show opened last Friday and is running at the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls for three more performances, July 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. Mark Twain’s humour proves to be still fresh and engaging after more than 100 years, while Jacklin’s performance is as full of energy and excitement as it was in 1977 (and at age 12 when he first portrayed Mark Twain). Jacklin is known in eastern Ontario as the producing director of Perth’s BarnDoor Productions (BDP), now in its 15th season. Among his other accomplishments, he is a multiple award-winning playwright and composer and an actor, with hundreds of productions to his credit, including work with the Blyth Festival, Press Theatre, Port Stanley Summer Festival and over 100 one-man performances of Ted John’s The School Show on tour throughout Ontario. BarnDoor Productions, Perth’s original community theatre, is hard at work on the construction of the 120-seat Full Circle Theatre in Perth, intended as a “regional” community theatre, home to BDP, but open for touring productions, community groups and more. The two productions BDP is mounting

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Contraband cigarette seizure leads to charges

this summer are fundraising projects for the new theatre. When BDP was unable to find a stage for its shows in its hometown of Perth this summer, the Smiths Falls Community Theatre was able to provide a venue, opening possibilities for future co-operation. The newly opened Station Theatre in Smiths Falls and the under-construction Full Circle Theatre in Perth are similar in size and shape and could trade productions easily. Mark Twain’s Patent Scrapbook will be followed by the remarkable, unique musical drama, Dark of the Moon on starting on July 31. The production is a remarkable play about forbidden love, set in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Filled with music, lyricism, drama and comedy, Dark of the Moon is the largest production to hit the region’s stages this summer, with a cast of 20. Dark of the Moon will run for five performances, July 31, August 1, 5, 6 and 7, all at the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls. Those looking for something different this summer will find it in Mark Twain’s Patent Scrapbook and Dark of the Moon: the former, a one-man show full of life, energy and timeless humour; and the latter, with the region’s largest cast of the summer, filled with music, poetry, drama and much more. Ti c ke t s f o r e i t h e r s h ow a r e $ 2 0 reserved or $23 at the door, with students and children $12 at any time. For information or to reserve, call 613-267-1884 (cash only). -Submitted by BarnDoor Productions

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Vacancy on the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee Do you want to represent public interests on the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee? Apply by September 24, 2010. Committee Function: Work with Chair Janet Stavinga to oversee the development of science-based source protection plans by 2012. These plans will protect municipal drinking water sources in the Mississippi Valley and Rideau Valley watersheds. This work is being done under Ontario’s Clean Water Act. Committee Composition: • 5 municipal representatives • 5 economic sector representatives (agriculture, industry, commercial) • 5 public interest representatives (e.g. environmental, First Nations, general public) — 1 vacancy For details on how to apply (including application form) and committee member qualifications visit or your local conservation authority office. For more information contact: Sommer Casgrain-Robertson, Co-Project Manager Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, PO Box 599, Manotick ON K4M 1A5 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1147


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Ironman, meet Ironwoman ANDREW SNOOK THIS WEEK

Perth’s Kristine Plant knows how to run the gauntlet. When the 45-year-old, mother-of-three is not healing the injured as an emergency room nurse at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital in Smiths Falls, or teaching her fitness boot camp, she is cycling, swimming and running her way across the finish lines of ironman competitions around the world. “I got bored of running,” said Plant. “I ran since 1978 and I had done marathons and I was looking for a new challenge.” Ironman competitions consist of a 3.8-kilometre swim, 180-km of cycling and a 42.2-km run. Plant was inspired to take part in an ironman competition after she watched a friend compete in one in Lake Placid, N.Y. “Its certainly not for everybody, it’s a lot of training,” she said. “Every time you go to the start line, you never know if you’re going to finish.” Her track record certainly doesn’t show the same levels of difficulty she described during her interview.

She has completed all eight ironman competitions she has participated in. Kristine said her most difficult ironman to finish was when she ran with a broken heel. “I figured, run if I can, and if it’s too painful, quit,” she said. “After swimming 3.8-kilometres, and biking 180-kilometres, everything hurts at that point.” Plant has successfully completed ironman competitions in Lake Placid, N.Y., Penticton, B.C., Louisville, Ky., Madison, Wis., Panama City Beach, Fla., and most recently, Frankfurt, Germany. The Frankfurter Sparkasse Ironman European Championship was held on July 4. Kristine said she decided to compete in Frankfurt because it gave her an excuse to travel. “We took our kids,” she said. “We took a week in Germany and then went to France and watched part of the Tour de France.” Kristine is not the only Plant in the family who enjoys a healthy dose of iron in their diet. Her husband Cory, a 45-yearold coating operator at the 3M plant in Perth, who grew up in Smiths Falls, has joined his wife in several of the ironman competitions. Cory has participated

in six of the events. “Both of us do them together Being the nice guy I am, I usually let her beat me,” he joked. They met while Kristine was working as a summer student at the 3M plant. They married and became an official iron couple in 1991. “We’ve been married 19 years now,” Cory said. Their three sons Dakota, 16, Connor, 13, and Kai, 11, have already began following in their mother and father’s fit footsteps: all three boys are members of the Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club. The same club Kristine started her athletic career with back in 1976. “My mom said ‘you can’t do both,’” she said, referring to competing in both running and swimming. “I was a better runner than swimmer.” Their oldest son, Dakota, may prove that statement to be untrue. As well as being a member of the Stingrays, he has already run in a triathlon. However, Cory said that the choice to run in an ironman one day is entirely up to the children. “We don’t force anything on them,” he said. “But if they show an interest, we’re totally behind them.”


Ironman competitors Cory and Kristine Plant finish up a practice run through Perth. Kristine has competed in eight ironman competitions, while her husband, Cory, has completed six.


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Shop, Dine & Explore! Welcome to Old Town! Discover picturesque Old Town Kemptville – an eclectic blend of bookshops, cafes, pubs and storefronts overlooking the South Branch of the Rideau River. Since the early 1800’s Old Town Kemptville has been a bustling centre of activity within North Grenville and surrounding areas. We invite you to come stroll along our streets and discover the variety of shops and services awaiting you.




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Shop, Dine & Explore! Grahame’s Bakery 15 Clothier St. East, Old Town Kemptville, ON

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Original Wood Fired Brick Oven - Circa 1885

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115 Sanders Street 613.258.0096

The Moonlight Restaurant is pleased to bring you a daily lunch and dinner buffet featuring delicious chinese food and more. Enjoy our weekly Sunday Lunch Buffet Bring the family and enjoy the works on us – always all you can eat for one low price.


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Take Out Available Call ahead and we’ll have your order hot and ready for you. Open every day from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sundays 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Cantonese, Szechwan, Canadian & Italian Eat In & Take Out 21 Clothier St. E., Kemptville • 613-258-8928

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Enjoy sumptuous Prime Rib every Friday Be sure to try our unique take home menu featuring our gourmet pressure cooked chicken.

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Reader’s Choice Winner for Best Patio and Fine Dining 28 Clothier St. East, Kemptville

613-258-2630 Something for everyone!

New Summer Menu Catering Available


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Over the next four weeks, we will be taking a look at ALS – a devastating medical mystery that is the most common cause of neurological death in Canada. In part one of the series this week, we offer our readers an overview of the disease.

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$399,900. Privacy & sweeping lake views: beautiful log 4bdr, 3bthr (1ensuite) cottage, 180’ clean frontage, Sand Lake, near Plevna, 1h25min/Ottawa. Pine walls, oak floors. 2way FP in living/dining rm. Mbdr has FP, ensuite, balcony. Big deck, dock, lakeside deck. Incl: paddleboat, canoe, some appliances, furnishings. Gorgeous lakefront getaway. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

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SMITHS FALLS WALK FOR ALS On Sept. 11 at 10 a.m., join the local Smiths Falls ALS Walk to show your support and help raise awareness for ALS. The walk starts at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 at 7 Main St. E. For more information on participating, volunteering or sponsoring this event, contact Sandra Burson by phone at 613284-1459 or by email at burson@ripnet. com.

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In some cases, the disease progression slows and sometimes plateaus, never going away, but buying more time – a temporary reprieve of sorts. ALS is often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the New York Yankees baseball player who died from it in 1941 at the age of 37. While Gehrig’s name has brought some recognition to the disease, it still remains relatively unknown, unlike other neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. Ottawa police officer Brian Dyck has been public in his battle with ALS. His story has appeared throughout the media. He 397823-29-10 was a spokesperson for the Ottawa ALS walk – a yearly fundraising initiative held throughout many communities across Canada in an effort to build awareness and raise funds. At first, Dyck was reluctant to allow others into his personal journey. One day, all of that changed. “It was like a little switch went off in my brain,” Dyck said. “I realized that I could still continue to help others. I could raise awareness. I could effect change.” ALS hits closer to home as well. Watch for Part Two of this series – Smiths Falls

$249,000. Cute & cozy 6 yr-old winterized 2 bdr W/F log cabin: 2.19 acres, 150’ on Pike River, leads into Pike Lake. Open plan: pine cathedral ceiling, radiant floor heat, propane FP, big scr porch. Dock. Bell ExpressVu. Swim, fish. A great getaway, not far from services, shopping. Good rental potential. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

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For most, being told that you have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a death sentence. It is the most common cause of neurological death in Canada, with two or three people dying from it every day. And every day, another two or three people are sentenced with ALS, taking their place. It affects both men and women of any ethnic origin. It can strike at any age. There is no one test that identifies the presence of ALS. Rather, a diagnosis is made after several tests have been performed. Once every other possible disease has been ruled out, what you’re left with is ALS. ALS is a medical mystery. Although some cases of ALS are hereditary, they represent only about 10 per cent of ALS cases. For the other 90 per cent of people, how they acquired ALS remains unknown. Living with ALS is like waiting to die on death row. As a neurological degenerative disease, those who suffer from it become imprisoned by their own bodies. ALS essentially shuts the body down, piece by piece. Muscles waste away. Daily tasks such as walking, eating, dressing and going to the bathroom become increasingly more difficult to do. Then, one day, they are impossible to do. The senses usually remain unaffected. Patients can smell and taste their favourite foods. They can hear their loved ones talk. They can also see and feel their muscles twitch uncontrollably, a reaction to the disease killing off specialized nerve cells. And, throughout it all, their minds remain intact. The catch phrase with ALS is “three to five,” meaning most patients die within three to five years of diagnosis. They usually die by asphyxiation, literally choking to death – fully aware but unable to do anything about it.


159,900. Lovely Lanark Highlands, 40 min/ to Kanata: spacious 5 bdr country home or weekend retreat, built 1912, many updates: reverse osmosis water syst, incl UV(09), water pump(10), sump pump(08), water heater(09). Great for large family. Fam rm with stone FP, library, rec. room. HS Internet. Tall pines. Crown land at rear. A beautiful, peaceful spot. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

$159,900. Quaint 3 bdr, 1bthr Badour Island cottage on Bob’s Lake, 1.5 hr drive/Ottawa. Large deck overlooks lake, FP, bunkie/workshop. Most furnishings included. Composting toilet & outhouse. Excellent deep 145’ waterfront, great for swimming fishing. Only moments from deeded boat launch access. Call Grant Scharf today! 613-323-4862.

SOLD WITH FIRST SHOWING $249,900. Little Silver Lake, near Perth/ Westport. Ready to move in: completely private, well-maintained 2 bdr cottage, 160’ lakefront. Open-plan, large screened porch, deck, Bell Express vu, drilled well & septic, dock. Large shed or bunkie (built 2005). Beautiful lake views. Great swimming & boating. Call today! Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

ONE LOT SOLD $40,000 - $65,000. Beautiful location for cottage or year-round home on Centennial Lake Bay, close to Calabogie. 6 pristine wooded building lots, in a serene, private setting. Tall white pines on a peaceful bay: approx. half km across by 2 km. Great for canoeing and kayaking. Vicki Behn-Belland 613-257-8856.


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Testing the waters in Lanark County KATIE MULLIGAN THIS WEEK

As summer continues, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit continues to test the water at the beaches within the region, watching for high counts of bacteria. Jane Lyster, director of health protection with the health unit, said the organization currently tests 22 beaches, from Pakenham to Brockville, once per week to let swimmers know when there could be health risks due to the quality of the water. Lyster said five samples from various parts of each beach are taken per test. If the average count of the separate samples at each beach is greater than 100 E.coli

per 100 ml of water, the beach will be declared closed until the next clean test. Swimming in a body of water with high E.coli counts can result in skin irritation, eye, ear and throat infections or intestinal illness. “Basically, (the weekly testing) provides a snapshot of the water quality,” said Lyster. The reason the health unit completes one test per week, which is the provincial minimum requirement, is the health unit has two public health inspectors on staff to complete the testing for all 22 publicly-owned beaches in the area. “You can imagine (the 22 beaches) times five samples, plus the distance between all beaches,” said Lyster. “It’s quite an invest-

ment (of time and money).” At the start of the year, assessments of each beach are completed to look at potential sources of contamination and are dealt with when possible. Throughout the season, spreadsheets are completed and geometric mean calculations (used to estimate bacteria levels of E.coli in water) are completed. Different factors that can cause a variation in bacteria counts are the wind, temperature changes and rainstorms, said Lyster. A high number of bathers, birds and animals, sewage spills, private sewage disposal systems and pleasure boats are also potential factors, according the health unit. Jean-Guy Albert, program manager with Ottawa Public Health,

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distance to downtown Perth and just across the rd from Conlon Farm Recreational Area. Well maintained 3+1 br bungalow w/finished basement w/bedroom, rec rm Sunday, July 25 w/kitchenette and laundry. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Large back yard and carport. 91 Cockburn St. - Walking 5 appliances included. Al

potential,fantastic yard on quiet street. Character fm original house in the wood flrs, plaster walls & detailed trim. Newer additions boast lg eat-in kitchen, spacious fam rm overlooking lovely yd w/view of Tay River. $179,900. MLS#765085 20 Sinclair St - Lg 4 bdrm family home w/loads of Bridget


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main street of downtown Perth. Ideal for office/home based business, com/res zoning. 3 bdrm 2 bath home with much of original character retained. Beautiful gourmet kitchen w/screened porch off side entrance. Wood floors, high ceilings and wood trim throughout most of home. $222,000. 149 Gore St. E, Perth – MLS# 761858. Bridget Beautiful character home on

FEATURES Great starter home includes main floor kitchen and living room. Back addition has second bathroom and laundry. Nice sized yard w/single car garage and other storage/shop. Easy walking to schools and downtown. $149,900. 80 Harvey St. - Cute 3 br MLS# 757693 Bridget. home in the heart of Perth.

15 Clyde St. – Nice 3 br home in a great neighbourhood.

Wood flooring throughout. Main floor kitchen, dining, living w/gas stove for cosy evenings and family rm w/walkout to back yd. Bathrm updated 2009, newer windows, a/c, gas furnace. $162,500. MLS#759692. Bridget

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tunity. Building lot in the town of Perth. Nice deep lot. Great residential area. Close to schools, Conlon Farm Recreation area and downtown. Lots of possible residential building scenarios. Contact the listing brokerage for details of development plan. MLS #749592 www. Bridget O’Flaherty

Rideau Lake – South facing, 360 ft of deep clean water, steep approach, bedrock and well treed. Hydro at lot line. Come build you dream home on 2+acres of privacy with a fabulous vista. $225,000. MLS# North Shore Rd, Upper 762688. Bridget

said there were “extenuating circumstances” in Ottawa, which led the city to exceed provincial regulations and conduct daily tests. “We elected to test seven days per week because there were a lot of events at the beaches – like festivals – and a big demand from the public,” said Albert, as there are close to 850,000 people in the city, plus the visiting greater population. Albert said E.coli levels can change quite drastically, depending on the area. “Factors may vary from day to day, depending on the beach,” he said. While Petrie Island and Westboro beaches in Ottawa are more susceptible to external factors and have fluctuating numbers, others, such as Brittania Beach, remain generally constant. Albert said he cannot say if testing once per week would put anyone at risk. “It varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction,” he said. Lyster said the current setup is not a perfect system and the health unit is constantly on the lookout for better methods, such as a predictive model. That type of system would allow staff to look at factors over time and be able to predict what the water quality would be in upcoming conditions, as opposed to the “snapshot,” which looks into the past. Switching to a predictive model is something the health unit has been doing preliminary research on, but won’t be able to do so at this time. “It requires a lot of technology, infrastructure and capacity. We’re only looking at it from afar, as it is equipment and manpower intensive,” said Lyster. “It’s safe to say

we are using the capacity we have to the best of our ability.” In early July, when Riverside Beach in Carleton Place was closed, Centennial Beach, located directly across the river, remained open. While the bacteria count at Riverside Beach was high that week, said Lyster, they remained at a safe and acceptable level across the river. While the City of Ottawa posts E.coli counts daily, Lyster said, in the past, the public has not been generally interested in the specific counts, only if the beaches were open or not. “It’s a fairly black and white thing,” she said, though if feedback indicated the public wanted to know the specifics, the unit would look into it. Lyster said the health unit strictly follows the provincial protocols, including the beach management protocol. The beaches are generally tested from June until September. OTHER TESTING While the health unit is busy testing the beaches across the area, they are also conducting mosquito trapping to test for West Nile Virus and ticks to test for Lyme Disease. “It takes a lot of human involvement,” said Lyster. “(The tests) are important because it is become a pandemic in our area.” On top of the seasonal research, the health unit continues standard programs, such as restaurant inspections and responding to complaints regarding environmental and health concerns. -With files from Patricia Lonergan

Your empties can help the environment SPECIAL TO THIS WEEK Area residents can use empty wine and beer bottles to help their local environment. On Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, Rideau Environmental Action League (REAL) volunteers will be setting up in front of the Beer Store at 75 Lombard St. for their very first bottle drive. This event will run from 2 to 8 p.m. This is a chance for patrons of the Beer Store and the LCBO to contribute towards REAL, their local environmental association. REAL has been working to improve the local and regional environment since 1989. Over 1,000 area residents take part in its annual Pitch-In clean up. The REAL DEAL Reuse Store has reduced waste by extending the lifespan of many household items and renovation materials. The communal garden is its latest project, a collaborative effort between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, the Smiths Falls Club for Youth, the LINK and REAL to encourage healthy, local food production. Find out more about this and other projects, programs and information by visiting -Submitted by the Rideau Environmental Action League

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MIXED HARDWOOD, 8’ lengths, excellent quality, by the tandem load. We also purchase standing timber and hard or soft pulp wood, also outdoor furnace wood available. Call 613432-2286.


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LOVABLE LABRADOR retriever pups. Family raised, CKC registered, health guaranteed. Great bloodlines. Ready July 24. Two chocolate females, one black male. $550. 613-473-5424. R you looking for a good time? He’s cute, almost 2 years old, and litter trained. A Dwarf Bunny sure to cheer you up! His name is Timbit, and he loves dandelions and roses. What a sweet bunny! Call now if you’re interested. 613-832-4473. Wanted: Looking for an Old English Sheepdog puppy for spring 2011. We live in Kemptville, have a good-sized yard and are used to large dogs. The lady of the house grew up with Old English Sheepdogs and it is now time to bring a new member into our family. If you are a breeder, or know of one, please call: 613558-9810, evenings.


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Suddenly, at his home at Mississippi on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Daren R. McEwen at the age of 45 years. Loving son of Gloria (Hollywood) and the late Richard ‘Dick’ McEwen who predeceased him in July of 2008. Dear brother of Angie (John) Bingley, Gwen (Shawn Millin) and Corey. Cherished uncle of Andrew and Shantel Bingley, Mikeala, Skye and Alexandra Millin and special nephew, Dustin McEwen. Daren will be sadly missed by all of his aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and all his family. The visitation and funeral will be held in the coming weeks, with date to be announced. In remembrance, contributions to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, 130 Spadina Ave., Toronto M5V 2L4 or the Mississippi Free Methodist Church would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth 613-267-3765.

Peacefully in Brockville on Monday, July 12, 2010, Donald R. Crawford (formerly of Dalhousie Lake) at the age of 83 years.Predeceased in 1983 by his beloved wife Joan (Howland) Crawford. Dear father and grandfather of Dale of Ottawa and his children Sarah and Hannah Crawford. He was the brother of Margaret Murray and the late Allan, Marjorie and Edith Crawford. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Saturday, July 17 at 10 a.m. Interment Crawford Cemetery, McDonalds Corners. In remembrance, contributions to the Huntington Society of Canada, 151 Frederick St., Suite 400, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 2M2 would be appreciated.


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Allan L. Barr Suddenly, at his home in Ottawa, on Monday, July 12, 2010, at the age of 61 years. Allan will be sadly missed by his wife Joyce, his son Darren (Sara) of Raleigh, North Carolina; grandchildren Ryan, Breanna and Tianna; siblings Lynda (Keith) Sweeney, Maxine (Rick) Topping, Susan (Paul) Shane, Beth (Barry) Bulloch, many nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Greta and Leonard Barr, his sister Barbara McCann and brother Randy Barr. The visitation and funeral service will be held privately for the family followed by interment in Hopetown Cemetery. Those wishing are asked to consider memorial donations to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society or a fund of one’s choice. Arrangements are in the care of Young Funeral Home, Lanark. For further information, call 613-267-3765.




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Passed away surrounded by his family, in hospital in Smiths Falls, on Sunday, July 11, 2010 at the age of 79 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 59 years Murlin Ruth (Peters) and his seven children: Carolyn (late Denis) Drouin, Joanne (Albert) Patterson, Marlene Richardson, Darlene Mann, Richard (Tammy Whitmore) and the late Barbra Diane and Eleanor Lowry. He will be fondly remembered by his son-in-law Pat Lowry, his 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Merle will also be missed by his sisters Rose (Donald) Sommerville and Sophia Blackburn; predeceased by three brothers and seven sisters. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held St. Paul’s United Church, Perth, on Wednesday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.


December 29, 1930 - July 14, 2010 In hospital, comforted by her family, at Smiths Falls on July 14, 2010, Mary Margaret Arnott (Blair) in her 80th year. Mary was the loving wife of the late Alex Arnott, loving mother of Marsha Arnott, Stephen Arnott, Kevin Arnott (Jill), Karen Arnott (Jim). Cherished grandmother of Erin White (Tony) and Brittany Parrish. Mary will be sadly missed by her brother Allen Blair (Audrey) and her sister Alice Lawler (David), her many nieces, nephews and “Cousins”. Mary was predeceased by her parents Harold and Lillian Blair, her brother John (Lorraine) Blair and her grand-daughter Caitlin Parrish. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel Monday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. with interment to follow at Prestonvale Cemetery. Those wishing are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Dialysis Unit of the Smith Falls Community Hospital Foundation or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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OPEN HOUSE Sunday, July 25 • 2-3:30 p.m. 3533 R35 Big Rideau Lake $399,000 - Follow Cove Rd from Hwy 15 at Portland. Take first right onto R35 and keep left at “Y”. Wonderful waterfront 3 bdrm home or cottage with large new dock, beautiful landscaping, guest cabin, attached double car garage and insulated workshop. Hostess: Julia Scotland, 613-328-3635

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Saturday, July 24 • 2:30-4 p.m. 246 Glenview Road West on Hwy. 43 from Smiths Falls to Glenview to property on right. $214,900. Great little 10-acre hobby farm with 3 br brick home, mature treees, open fields, barn, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, main-floor laundry, 4-pc and 2-pc bathrooms, airtight woodstove. MLS# 760404. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

Sunday, July 25 • 1-3 p.m. 8Z2 Old Kingston Rd. From Rideau Ferry turn onto Old Kingston Rd., follow signs to 8Z2 or from Smiths Falls take Hwy. #15 to Briton-Houghton Bay Rd., turn right, turn right onto Old Kingston Rd., to property on left. Gorgeous 2 storey, 4 br, 3 bath, new kitchen and bathroom, family room with fireplace, finihsed rec room. MLS# 754741. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

NEW PRICE! Saturday, July 24 • 12-2 p.m. 41 Canning St., Lanark $159,900. Charming, well-maintained 4 br, 2 bath home, large recently updated eat-in kitchen, 12’ x 14’ sunroom, full length front porch, mainfloor laundry, rewired ‘06, oil furnace ‘06, central air. MLS# 764003. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

NEW LISTING - WATERFRONT $479,000 - 5 minutes from Perth on Otty Lake - Gorgeous year-round home or executive cottage on one of the most sought after lakes in the area. Over 1900 square feet of finished living space. Good waterfront for swimming and boating - full wrap-around deck. Master bedroom has walk-in closet, newly renovated ensuite bath and patio door onto front deck with lake view. Oak flooring & ceramic tile throughout most of main level, sunken living room has vaulted ceiling & patio door out to the deck, a wall of windows overlooking the lake & free-standing propane stove. Newly renovated custom kitchen with granite countertops. Large lower level family room walks out at ground level - paved double driveway, central vac, approx. 20 years old. Road maintenance $200/yr. Bob Ferguson, 613-812-8871 (c)


3 BEDROOMS, HANDY TO DOWNTOWN – great front porch for summer relaxing, hardwood floors, good yard, solid home with great potential. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

Directions: Elmgrove Rd., right on MacKay Rd., right to 108 Sumac Lane. Great 4-season home or cottage on desirable Otty Lake excellent access in off Elmgrove Road just minutes to Downtown Perth. Beautiful level lot with gorgeous sandy, pebbly frontage facing west. The house sits very close to the water so when you are sitting on the deck you feel like you are almost hanging over the lake. Nice little boat launch area, detached single garage is perfect for your car or utilize as workshop area. Good dry basement has exterior access in providing good storage, newer kitchen cabinets, counter top & flooring, most new windows, oil furnace, tank & central air 2003. Other features include paved driveway, 12 foot patio door in living room to lakeside 10x20 deck, laundry on main level, generator panel & generator, appliances included. 3 decent sized bedrooms, open concept kitchen, dining & living room area, good closet & storage space, flexible possession. Enjoy for this summer! MLS# 091990802017600. Sheri, 613-812-1215



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.

DUPLEX IN PERTH $189,900 – 2, 3 bedroom units with great backyard on Brock St. MLS# 797430

Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361




Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

Affordable 1½ storey home in Lanark village, large family room, eat-in kitchen, loft bedroom, triple detached garage with loft, paved drive, new furnace 2010, $79,900. MLS# 751424. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

$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, 613-264-0123





$219,000. Private, quiet, yearroundhome on Mississippi River, 3 br bungalow, eat-in kitchen, large living/dining room, hardwood flooring, main-floor laundry, full asement, 16’x20’ workshop, very peaceful nice lot. MLS# 753467. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123

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


1½ storey home in Perth, walking distance to downtown, golf course and park. Sunroom, eat-in kitchen, dining rm & living rm, a 2-pc. bath, 2 bedrms, 4-piece bathroom, full insulated basement - newer roof, some new windows, 200 amp, great neighbourhood. $219,000. Call Joanne, 613-812-0505


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.

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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

OTTY LAKE! 200+ feet on the water – great swimming - totally private setting! 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

GORGEOUS AND IMMACULATE BUNGALOW 15 MINUTES TO PERTH totally finished walkout lower level – 4 acres. 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


3 bedrm year-round waterfront home on Pike River. Large openconcept main floor with kitchen, dining & living room, bedrooms on lower level with walkout from master bedrm, main-floor laundry & 4 pc bath, lovely setting with several outbuildings. $219,900. Call Joanne, 613-812-0505

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, JULY 24 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 33 BIRCH DR., PORT ELMSLEY HOME PARK NOW $52,900 - Directions: Port Elmsley Rd. near Beveridge Locks. Affordable 3 bedroom mobile home located in one of the prettiest parks in the area - located on the banks of the Lower Rideau Lake, midway to Rideau Ferry, Perth or Smiths Falls - great shared use of the open space & waterfront area - launch a canoe or throw in a line for a fish - many upgrades including windows & exterior steel doors, skirting & insulation underneath, new flooring & interior totally painted, interior doors & light fixtures replaced, tub surround installed & built a new back stoop - there`s a nice 3 season sunporch that leads into the open mud room/foyer area with closet - oil furnace, oil tank & rubber membrane on roof were replaced 2005 - there are 2 good sized storage shed, mature maples on the lot, lovely yard and room for 2 cars to park in the driveway - current monthly fees 306.00 Includes taxes. MLS # 201046573. Sheri, 613-812-1215



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, cell: 613 326-1361

2 bedrm bungalow in town. 4pc. bath, main-flr laundry, eatin kitchen, EBB heat, 200 amp service, crawl space, carport, steel roof, all appliances include. Close to schools, churches and downtown. $185,000. Call Joanne, 613-812-0505


RIVERFRONT ESTATE/RETREAT - 100 ACRES – 9 bedrooms, 7+ baths – 5 MINUTES TO PERTH. Severance potential, perfect for large or extended families or groups! Indoor Pool! AMAZING!

Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361 WATERFRONT

Excellent cottage on Otty Lake, 3 bedrms, open concept, 4-pc. bath. Upgrades include new well, pressure tank and hot water heater, new stove, new wiring, new windows. Dock and furnishings included. Summer’s here! Call Joanne, 613-812-0505


23 Acres - Off Station Rd. on Stones Rd. $24,500 7.5 Acres - On County Rd. #8 near Watsons Crs. $34,900 12 Acres - On Upper 4th Conc. of Bathurst. $45,000 27 Acres - On Upper 4th Conc. of Bathurst. $65,000 Call Joanne Bennell for more details, 613-264-0505


BUILDING LOT IN PERTH! 60 feet x 112 feet. $64,900. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361 * Sales Representative

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Photo entries sought for LAWS 2011 charity pet calendar

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ABOUT LAWS LAWS has been a member of the Ontario Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (OSPCA) for most of its existence, first as a branch and later as an affiliate. LAWS remains the only affiliate with the OSPCA not to use the word “humane” or “SPCA” in its

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The Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) is now seeking photo entries for the 2011 charity pet calendar. Pet owners all have one (or many): that cute photo of your dog gazing at you adoringly as man’s best friend does, or perhaps the cat goofing around with its favourite toy. Those photos that give you a warm fuzzy feeling when you look at them, or make you laugh so hard you shed a tear. Why not share them with LAWS and help a good cause at the same time? Send your photos in, as well as your choice of calendar date, as slots always fill up quickly. The entry deadline is Sept. 1 and prices this year follow that of previous years - $20 for the first photo and $10 for each additional photo entered. Photos may be sent electronically for the 2011 edition and are being looked after by Cathy Hasler. Email your photos to either cathy.hasler@rbc. com or, with attention to Cathy Hasler. As a non-profit organization with no funding except for donations and fundraising activities, LAWS relies on the public to support the cause. Dollars donated go immediately to the animals in LAWS’ care.

public identity. This makes searching for LAWS difficult for people looking for their local “humane society” or trying to distinguish LAWS from a rescue/pound. LAWS is affiliated with the Ontario SPCA and receives no funding from either the government or the OSPCA provincial office. The shelter’s affiliation with the OSPCA gives LAWS and only LAWS (in Lanark County) the mandate to enforce both federal and provincial laws that deal with animal welfare. The shelter is also the only enforcement agency in Ontario that receives no funding to enforce those laws. The shelter is also part of a community of over 50 members (through its affiliation) that speaks in one voice for the welfare of the animals. Some of the many services the shelter provides includes cruelty investigations, bringing perpetrators of cruelty to court, sheltering and adoptions, wildlife rescue around the clock, government and industry advocacy, humane education, reducing pet overpopulation through the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), emergency rescue and treatment and reuniting lost pets with their owners. Upcoming fundraising events for LAWS include fundraising garage sales set for 9 a.m. to noon on July 24 and Aug. 21. You will be sure to walk away with some treasures you have been looking for, and a few you weren’t. All garage sales take place at LAWS’ shelter, located on Glenview Road, off of Highway 43, about two kilometres west of Smiths Falls. For information about LAWS, to volunteer or make a donation, please visit www.lanarkanimals. ca, email, or call 613283-9308. -Submitted by the LAWS board of directors

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Sunday, July 25 • 2-3 p.m. Twin Oaks Park Unit #8 $44,900 • MLS® 747267 Jeff Charles*** EN



Sunday, July 25 • 12-1:30 p.m. 38 Blacksmith Rd., Smiths Falls $89,900 • MLS® 757333 Jeff Charles***




Saturday, July 24 • 1-2 p.m. 24 Basswood $357,500 • MLS® 762119 Evelyn Lee***

Saturday, July 24 • 1-2 p.m. 23 McEwen Ave. $180,000 • MLS® 762850 Lisa Brennan-Trudel*** EN





Saturday, July 24 • 2:30-3:30 p.m. 435 Highway 29 $257,900 • MLS® 756724 Lisa Brennan-Trudel*** EN




Saturday, July 24 • 3-4 p.m. 62 George St. $189,900 • MLS® 763283 Evelyn Lee*** EN


Sunday, July 25 • 1-2 p.m. 456 Highway 15 $194,500 • MLS® 754997 Evelyn Lee*** EN



Sunday, July 25 • 3-4 p.m. 80 R2 $264,900 • MLS® 738943 Evelyn Lee***


6 Kavanaugh Dr., Otterdale Estates 2 bedroom modualr home, fenced yard, renovated bathroom. $65,900 • MLS® 754772

3-2 bed units, separate hydro service. New gas furnace 2010, garage, nice size lot. $189,900



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Sunday, July 25 • 1-2 p.m. Lot 22 Moodie Estates Gillies Corners $376,900 • MLS® 750210 Neil Coleman***

Saturday, July 24 • 11-12 p.m. 232 Lera St. $272,900 • MLS® 763551 Evelyn Lee***

Sunday, July 25 • 11-12 p.m. 89 South St., Perth $219,999 • MLS® 712113 Evelyn Lee***

23 Beckwith N. St, Smiths Falls Great investment opportunity. Units still available for lease. $475,000 • MLS® 759806


10R2 (off Bay Rd.) Nature lover’s delight – all brick, 2+ bedroom on the Rideau! $339,900 • MLS® 757667


Well maintained 3 bedroom raised bungalow featuring separate formal dining, large lower level recreation room, new windows (2010), located midway between Perth and Smiths Falls. Call to view! Wow!

$234,500 • MLS® 763623

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Blood donor clinic in Smiths Falls next Wednesday


THIS WEEK STAFF The need for blood and blood products remains constant. During the summer, more Canadians fail to keep their appointments to give blood. Canadian Blood Services needs donors to keep appointments, if possible. If this is not possible, please call 1-888-2DONATE and let the organization know, so appointments can be re-scheduled. This way, another slot can be opened up for another donor. The Smiths Falls Civitan Club will be hosting a blood donor clinic on Wednesday, July 28 in the main hall from 1 to 8 p.m. Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book an appointment.

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Police seek info from Beckwith B&E

had been in the house, they safely exited and called the police. Police attended to investigate and determined that suspect(s) entered the home and accessed a main floor bedroom where jewellery and prescription medication was taken. It is believed the suspect(s) fled through a path at the rear of the residence which leads to the 10th Line of Beckwith at the railway crossing. Police are asking for assistance from the public. If anyone observed any suspicious vehicles

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Putting the fun in fundamentals ANDREW SNOOK THIS WEEK

The sound of bouncing basketballs and squeaking sneakers echoed throughout the Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) gymnasium on July 7. The PDCI Blue Devils held their 21st annual basketball camp for children in grades 3 to 9, on July 5 to 9. The camp teaches children the fundamentals of playing basketball, while helping them develop their skills in a fun environment. It was run by PDCI basketball coach Kevin Bellamy, who has been involved with the camp since its inception. He said that the camp has a very serious regimen that develops young player’s skills in a fun environment. He said that having the camp run for only three hours a day helps keep the kids stay interested and motivated. “We can all work hard for three hours,” Bellamy said. “After that, the kids can go out and be kids for the afternoon.” Several of the camp’s coaches currently play for Bellamy at PDCI, and were once his students at the camp. Tommy

Somerville, 15, is a camp coach and point guard for the PDCI Blue Devils. He hopes to play college basketball in the future. “I’ve been in the program since I was seven,” Somerville said. “I love coaching, it’s fun working with the kids.” Adam Guarisco, 14, an Ottawa resident, has been participating in the camp for the last five years. He hopes to play high school basketball at Ashbury College this fall. “It’s a lot of fun,” Guarisco said. “My favourite activity is the dribble keep-away. It helps your ball-handling.” Parents brought their children to the camp from all over the Ottawa region including Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, as well as Perth. “I like this program because it gets the kids involved in the basics,” said Angie Atkinson, w h o s e n i n e - y e a r- o l d s o n , Spencer, has participated in the camp for three years. “The team building is important.” The next camp for grades 3 to 9 will be held from Aug. 9 to 13 at PDCI. For more information, or to register, go online to:

(Right) Oliver Matthews-Hanna, 9, goes for the gold while Blair Cross, 10, from Smiths Falls, positions himself for a perfect shot (top). Mekalah Rathwell, 11, is ready to aim (bottom). PHOTOS BY ANDREW SNOOK




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