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Kenny Prior, 7, hugs his cocker spaniel, Lilly, before participating in the Smiths Falls Farmers’ Market dog parade for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society on Saturday. The farmers’ market donated $50 to LAWS, and all money raised from donations and a registration fee was donated to the shelter organization. For more photos from this event, please turn to page 4.
Keays calls for fresh thinking, an open government TONY PALERMO THIS WEEK
Mayoral candidate Jeff Keays held a well-attended community forum at the Rideau Canal Museum on the eve-
ning of Thursday, Aug. 12, when he discussed his platform and answered questions from the public. Keays, who is running against longtime mayor Dennis Staples, said that he is running on a platform of accountability, fiscal responsibility, an open and
transparent government, community building and creative service delivery. “We need to change the way we do business,” said Keays, who was born and raised in Smiths Falls. “We need fresh thinking.”
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According to a media spokesperson for Via Rail, construction is expected to begin at the end of September or, at the latest, early October on Smiths Falls’ new station. “Early October, latest, is when we’ll have shovels in the ground,” says Malcolm Andrews, senior manager of media and community relations for Via Rail. “The status of the situation (is that) we’re about to issue tenders. We’re looking for contractors for construction.” Last Tuesday (Aug. 10), Andrews says, a ‘show and tell’ was held at the station site: contractors interested in the project were given a tour of the location. “It’s a normal part of the process,” says Andrews. “It shows those who are potentially interested.” Tenders were expected to be issued last week and will remain open for a couple of weeks, says Andrews. “The goal is to evaluate the process and select the winning bid,” he says. “We hope to complete, with a contract negotiated and signed, the process by mid-to late September.” Construction of the building is expected to take two to three months. “We certainly hope to have construction started and be completed by the end of the year, before snowfall,” says Andrews. The project cost is in the neighbourhood of $700,000. The fully accessible station will be located on the corner of Union and Ruthven streets and is expected to be 400 square feet in size. There will be 18 parking spaces at the station for users. The construction of VIA’s new Smiths Falls station is part of the $516 million capital program announced by the Government of Canada for VIA Rail in 2007.
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Keays to make political announcement on Aug. 23 copy that can be picked up by walking through the doors of town hall. Wanting to clear up any confusion, Keays said that Keays said manufacturing is not the be all and end all for the Town of Smiths Falls. He stressed the 13 per cent rumours have been going around quoting him as saying social assistance rate and repeated the fact that people need that he is going to clean house and cut jobs at town hall. “I never once said those things,” said Keays. “What I more opportunities. “I want to work with the business associations and the have said and what I have spoken to is that I want every Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce to make position in that bureaucracy to be reviewed by an indepensure that the plan as we move forward is the right plan dent consulting firm.” His other priorities are investing in the ecosystem, arts for Smiths Falls,” said Keays. “I want a plan that creates sustainability in our tax base, (generates) opportunities for and culture, recreation, youth, and bringing businesses and new business, provides new jobs and creates conditions people to the downtown core. “We need to develop strategies for ecotourism,” said that keep our current businesses here.” If elected, Keays said, he will restructure Smiths Falls’ Keays. “We have assets that other communities in Ontario government to make it more open, transparent and account- would die to have. We have a huge, 60-acre pathway able. Going back to basics, Keays said that municipal system and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the Rideau government exists to deliver tangible, core services to the Canal). We need to promote Canadian and local art. And, people and that no decision should be made without hear- we need to invest in our youth and give them someplace to ing from a broad community voice. He believes that the go other than Beckwith Street.” Smiths Falls Coun. Rob Peters attended the event and strategic plans, priorities and policies of council must be said that he is impressed with Keays, who, he noted, has clearly laid out. “There can be no guessing games as to what is going to several years of experience in municipal affairs with the City of Ottawa. happen next year,” he said. “It is incredible to me how much knowledge this young Keays also noted that he will make all documents and reports available to everyone, both online and as a hard man has, how passionate he is for politics and most importantly, how much he loves the community he was born and raised in,” said Peters. Contact us at: Peters later added, “I came here to this evening 1702 9th Line Beckwith • RR#2, Carleton Place, ON • K7C 3P2 to state my endorsement for General Inquiries: Jeff Keays, the future mayor of Smiths Falls.” 613-257-1539 or 1-800-535-4532 (613 area code) A n o t h e r Ke a y s s u p Public Works: porter was Pam Connolly, 613-257-1810 or 1-800-535-4534 (613 area code) a community activist and long-time resident of email@example.com town Ottawa. She said that Keays has been instrumental in making her community clean, safe and a place The Meeting Dates are as follows: where business is thriving Tuesday, August 24th 6:00pm Council Reeve Richard Kidd and property values have Tuesday, August 24th 7:00pm Official Plan Open house gone up. Detailed agendas for meetings are available for review on the Township website at “Our neighbourhood has www.twp.beckwith.on.ca or at the Township Ofﬁce 24 hours prior to the meeting completely changed because of his hard work,” said
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Connolly. During the question-and-answer session, one resident asked how Keays expects to be available to Smiths Falls and govern the town if he doesn’t live here. Keays replied that he does rent an apartment in town and that his children go to school here. Keays also said that in order to govern the Town of Smiths Falls properly, he will seek to make the mayor’s position a full-time job with a fair and equitable salary. “The mayor’s position should not just be accessible to someone who draws a pension,” said Keays. Keays said that he will be making a political announcement on Monday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be taking place at Angelo’s Dining Lounge, which is located at 60 Lombard St.
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New arena expected to be open for Bears’ home opener THIS WEEK
Even though it’s not quite complete, walking into the new Memorial Community Centre is quite unlike walking into the old Memorial Community Centre. The structure has been complete for roughly two months now, barely recognizable from the heap of concrete it was in the winter. The NHL-sized ice surface isn’t in place yet. The boards are expected to arrive Aug. 23 and approximately 1,500 seats will show up on Aug. 30. Other than additional details, such as landscaping and painting, the new rink is almost ready to roll. “I’m anticipating it’s going to be complete for the Bears’ season,” says the vice-president of Guy Saumure and Sons Construction Ltd., Chris Saumure, who is also the cost estimator and project manager. Rick St. Dennis, director of community services, says the new rink is something everyone should be excited about. “We’re replacing a 62-year-old facility with a state-of-the-art system that is user friendly and customer service oriented,” he says. “It’s exciting.” The ice in the youth arena is expected to be in by Labour Day. A TOUR OF THE NEW RINK While strolling into the main entrance, you see the concrete skeleton of what will become the new facility is quickly being fleshed out. Look to your left, and you will see the ticket booth and administrative offices (which will soon be home to St. Dennis, his administrative assistant, Margo Loughren, and the facility supervisor). To the right are the concessions and public washrooms. Past that, there’s the lobby, which is twice the size of its predecessor. “It’s wide open, and allows people to
come and go,” says Saumure. There’s also 5,000 square feet of unallocated commercial space, which could be used for girls’ or minor hockey offices, and an elevator which transports people straight up into the community hall, on the second level (the youth arena is receiving an elevator to make it, too, accessible). There are four adjoining dressing rooms (six dressing rooms in total, including the Bears’ own facility) and two referee rooms, ready for their paint job. Everything, says Saumure, is durable. “It was constructed to make everything as maintenance-free as possible,” he says. Each dressing room will be equipped with a rubber floor, ceramic tiles, toilets, showers, sinks and a water-bottle tap. Two are handicapped accessible. The Bears will enjoy a new, 2,400square-foot facility, with lockers, a coach’s office and a first aid room. There is also a link from the new rink to the youth arena, to shield hockey fans MELISSA DI COSTANZO/THIS WEEK and players from bitter winter weather. The Zamboni will also be protected from Chris Saumure, vice-president of Guy Saumure and Sons Construction Ltd., and Rick the extremities. St. Dennis, director of community services, show off the new Memorial Community “Other than for service, it won’t have to Centre. leave here,” says Saumure. The machine will be stored in a holding walking concourse on the top level which Saumure. “Hopefully, for it’ll last another 30 years.” area, and will dump snow into an ice-melt allows for unobstructed viewing. Construction on the $12 million arena Outside, there are 150 parking spots for pit. This is good for the Zamboni because it will no longer experience tire wear and game and possibly concertgoers. The main began in July of 2009. entrance of the rink will be on Cornelia tear or contaminated ice. DONATION INFORMATION Upstairs, the tentative lounge area and Street and Lansdowne and the Elmsley Those wishing to donate can purchase a community hall can be split into two dif- Street entrances will be closed off. “It’s better flow,” says Saumure. “It’s all seat in the new arena for $200, and a plaque ferent rooms, thanks to a separating partition. This part is expected to be completed about accessibility and people being able to bearing the donor’s name will be placed on the seat. There’s also the Square Footers’ get to the new facility.” around the end of September. And, right next door, the youth arena will Club, in which, for $100, a purchaser can “We want to make sure it’s finished buy one square foot of the new rink. right,” says Saumure. “Quality rather than also be experiencing a facelift. Pledge forms to donate to the arena are The exterior of the youth arena will match completion. We only have one chance to the exterior of the new rink. Inside, there available at the town hall (77 Beckwith St. do it right.” The room is full of bright, natural light, will be upgraded plumbing, electrical work N.), on the town’s website (http://www. as it overlooks morning traffic on Cornelia and a new paint job. There will also be new smithsfalls.ca/community-centre-project. floors for the youth arena, which opened in cfm) or by contacting fundraising chair Rob Street. Dopson via the community services departAnd for those who wish to catch a game December of 1980. “It’s going to be clean and new,” says ment at 613-283-4124, ext.122. from the highest area possible, there’s a
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Longest Lengths and Toughest Finish Robin Heald, a caseworker at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, Katimavik participant Kim Foisy and horticultural mentor Anneke Phillips share a smile on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County’s brand new patio at the Smiths Falls centre. Work on the patio took three weeks to complete, thanks to community partners such as RONA and Katimavik. ‘Plant the Seed,’ the motto the trio are standing in front of, signifies BBBS Lanark County’s new fall theme, and the fact that the project offered mentorship opportunities for those who participated in the building and creation of the patio.
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Pooches on parade (Top) Angus the Scottish terrier makes a new friend in Buddy, the beagle and basset hound mix. (Left) Lily the pug, owned by Smiths Falls resident Larry Steenburg, is suited up with a scarf and ready to participate in the Smiths Falls Farmersâ€™ Market dog parade. (Right) Susan Ringo holds her Pomeranian, Tiny Tim, before leading him in the dog parade. PHOTOS BY LAURA MUELLER
DIAGNOSIS ALS Treatment options limited for those suffering with ALS THIS WEEK
A devastating, lethal neurological disease with no known cure, the treatment options for those suffering from ALS remain limited. Riluzole remains the only FDA-approved medication that is used to treat the disease, however, it comes with numerous potential side effects such as weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and a loss of appetite. In more serious cases, it can introduce abdominal pain, liver problems and allergic reactions. All of this for an estimated increase of three months to an ALS patient’s life expectancy. Various therapies remain beneficial to those suffering from ALS, especially those in the beginning stages of the disease. Physical therapy helps the patient cope with his/her decreasing mobility and with pain management. A physical therapist will typically suggest a list of beneficial exercises with the goal of keeping the patient mobile for as long as possible. A recent study by Dr. Kelvin Jones, a professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, found that exercise in mice genetically altered to present familial ALS showed a
beneficial effect to the exercise by slowing the progression of the disease. The researcher found that stimulating fast-twitch muscle fibres caused those fibres to convert to endurance-based slow-twitch muscles fibres. It was this transformation in the muscles that he discovered appeared to slow the progression of ALS in the mice. While the study is only in the elementary stages and requires a lot of further research, it remains a glimmer of hope in managing a disease with very few other options. Patients often benefit from occupational therapy, which aims to help people adjust to their decreasing mobility. This is done by retraining the body and using other compensatory methods to allow the patient to continue performing various daily tasks. Again, the goal is to allow the patient to remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible. Other therapies such as speech therapy and respiratory therapy remain important in managing the degenerative progression of the disease. Some patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials designed to study the safety and effectiveness of a drug or treatment – a volunteer human guinea pig of sorts – that can provide important knowledge to scientists and hope to the patient, but which by its very nature, comes with unknown side effects.
The ALS Society of Canada is the leading not-forprofit health organization that works hard on behalf of Canada’s ALS sufferers. In conjunction with the provincial ALS societies, their mandate is to improve the quality of life for those suffering from ALS by advocating for them and their families. They fund important research towards finding a cure for ALS. And, on an individual family level, they provide care and support services to those suffering from ALS as well as to their families. SMITHS FALLS WALK FOR ALS The annual ALS Walk is an important fundraising event used to raise funds towards finding a cure for ALS and for helping ALS patients and their families. Smiths Falls-area residents Clark Lavender and Tammy Breton, who were both profiled in parts two and three of this series, have benefited from the ALS Society and they both continue to support the annual walks. On Sept. 11 at 10 a.m., show your support and help raise awareness of ALS by participating in the local Smiths Falls ALS Walk. 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 613-284-1459 or by email at burson@ripnet. com.
Fines for parking in excess of max time limit to go up The following are briefs from the Town of Smiths Falls Aug. 16 council meeting at 5 p.m. Mayor Dennis Staples, Coun. Robin Hawe and Coun. Rob Peters were not present at the meeting. PARKING BYLAW GETS GREEN LIGHT Fines for parking in excess of the maximum time limit will go up to $20 (fines are currently $5), council decided. A parking permit for the municipal parking lot is also $20, a move Elaine Mallory, the town’s director of administrative and planning services, said is flexible for those who want to use the lot. Parking rates will increase from 20 cents to 50 cents for the electronic meters and 40 cents for the mechanical meters until the mechanical meters are replaced. These changes are an effort to help deter downtown business owners who plug the meters. Mallory said she expects mechanical meters be replaced or upgraded, depending on their condition, in the late fall or early spring; electronic meters, which populate most of the downtown core, are expected to be replaced in the “next couple of weeks.” Coun. Jack Traynor, however, was against the $20 fine, and voted against the bylaw. “It’s unfortunate it’s all bundled in,” he said. “I don’t agree with the $20 fine.” CANTEEN LEASE AGREEMENTS PASSED The town approved agreements for Rob Peters’ company to operate two canteens: one in the new arena, and one in the youth arena. “They’ll be up and ready for the busy season,” said Coun. Dawn Quinn. Coun. Ken Graham said he had received calls regarding this tender, and noted the
COUNCIL APPROVES ADDITIONAL SPENDING The cost for blueprints expected to be drawn up for the fire and police sections of the municipal complex has gone up, resulting in a roughly $11,000 deviation from the town’s 2010 budget. Roughly $50,000 was slotted in the 2010 budget to complete this work; council authorized spending of an additional $11,000. Councillors Ken Graham, Jack Traynor and Chris Cummings voted in favour of the work, while Coun. Dawn Quinn voted against the motion. “I’m (in favour) of moving the police and fire departments out of the (municipal complex),” she said. “I’m not in favour of spending money on (renovations and additions).” TALKING TRANSIT Coun. Chris Cummings said he is continuing to work with Lanark Community Transit and that the town has received “a lot of input” from residents on the issue of transit. The town is conducting a commuter bus survey in order to determine if there’s any interest among
local residents in using a commuter bus system. For those who commute and would be willing to share information about your commute, send an email to commuter@ smithsfalls.ca or call 613-283-4124, ext. 1127. On Sept. 1, Kim Leach, community marketing co-ordinator for the town, will be sending out a five-question questionnaire which will ask general questions such as how riders currently commute and what riders would consider an affordable price to pay. FESTIVAL IN A BIT OF A PICKLE The Smiths Falls Lions Club’s fifth annual Pickle Festival is taking place on Sept. 11 and is looking for six more judges to judge pickles. Contact Coun. Dawn Quinn if
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town was open to any and all proposals. “We only received one,” he said. “It was abundantly clear to me … that this request for expression of interest was open to any and all interested.” Coun. Chris Cummings agreed, adding Peters had declared a pecuniary interest whenever the issue was brought up in council or committee. “He left the room whenever it was appropriate,” he said. “He wasn’t a part of any discussions.”
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This isn’t the Day of the Trifids
Look before you leap. Into an embrace with giant hogweed, that is. The nasty weed has hit the news big time in recent weeks, with sightings around the region and stories warning people not to get too close and personal with the giant plant. Hogweed can give you severe blisters and can even cause blindness. Hogweed sightings have been made in a couple of areas in Smiths Falls, west Ottawa and in Renfrew County. After a false alarm at first in Smiths Falls, town staff located the weed in the Johnson Street area and near the Heritage House Museum and took fast measures to remove it. But the weed still lurks in the area, and has for a number of years now. As a result of recent publicity, government officials are urging people to report sightings to the invasive species hotline set up by the Ontario Anglers and Hunters in conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. The number is 1-800-563-7711. There is also hogweed information at the website www.invadingsp ecies.com/invaders. Obviously, it’s wise to be on the lookout for the giant weed when enjoying the great outdoors. But there’s no reason to get too excited. Exercise common sense and a bit of caution, and you should be good to go. The same goes for wild parsnip. Running through clusters of these plants in your bathing suit or rubbing up against it not a good idea; it would be akin to rolling in poison ivy, and most of us know the effect that has on our skin. If you are clearing plants from your property, stop and take a look. Be cautious and take care, because these are weeds that can cause serious damage to your body. But giant hogweed won’t leap out and attack you. And because of its size, it’s hard to miss. Exhibiting common sense is the best way to make sure you don’t become a giant hogweed victim. Do you have something to say about this or anything else that has appeared in Smiths Falls This Week? Email us at jason.marshall@metr oland.com.
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Gert the clown (a.k.a. Linda Shrout) hands a clapper to Zachary Whiting during the Rideau Canal Museum’s annual sleepover. Along with Aud-Aster the clown (a.k.a. Audrey Baker), Shrout entertained kids at the circus-themed event on Saturday night.
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Word coming from Portland Outdoors is that following a one-year hiatus, Skate the Lake is set to return in the winter of 2011. On Jan. 29, the event, also known as the International Big Rideau Lake Speed Skating Marathon, will once again bring skating enthusiasts together for a variety of races, including the hugely popular five-by onekilometre team relay in which participants are encouraged to dress up, states the Portland Outdoors website. More to follow soon. For more information, visit www.portlandout-
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If elected into the Smiths Falls council horseshoe, Shawn J. Pankow wants to serve the community, add value and make a difference. “I have a lot of experience in the business and financial world,” says the certified financial planner at Pankow Financial Solutions Ltd. “I have really close insight into the lives of a lot of people … through my relationships with clients. I see the impact people feel as a result of the declining economy and job losses.” Pankow, who was born and raised in Smiths Falls, says this insight has helped him understand what people in town need. “Smiths Falls … the community and people are important to me,” he says. “I do want to see it improve. I think getting things done is very important.” And he’s got a lot of ideas on how to make this happen. First and foremost is tourism, and the fact that the town has a lot of potential to capitalize on this. “We’re truly the heart of the Rideau Canal,” he says. “I don’t think people, the city, the world knows about that.” He thinks canal-connected activities will help attract people for longer than a day or a weekend. “We need to make people aware of what’s available,” he says. “(We need) significant attractions that would put Smiths Falls on the map. Something that could bring people … such as a national muse409217
um.” He also thinks a better web presence, waterfront development and connections between invested partners in town would help enhance tourism. “This would help create an (appealing) environment,” he says. Pankow also says increasing the town’s population is another one of his election platforms. “Our population shrank by 400 people since the last census,” he says. “We have a small, aging population. If young people don’t love to live here, what are we going to do?” One of his solutions is to continue to lobby for a commuter system, be it rail or bus. “It gets people (to the city) fairly safely and quickly,” he says. “It has to happen. With this, people are able to do more, and make use of their time. We’ve got to find a way to make that happen.” Attracting retirees is something Pankow thinks the town should keep doing. “We have so much to offer,” he says. “We need to take advantage of our discounted property values.” Pankow is also an advocate of a recreation facility built in town. “Even if the town isn’t able to access funding (for a YMCA) … going ahead with a smaller-scale centre would make sense. People of all ages need recreation,” he says. “Fitness is very important. It’s essential. When people are looking at a place to live, health care is very important, especially for seniors.” A recreation centre would make a great
addition to other world-class facilities in town, such as the hospital, schools and the arena, says Pankow. “We need to sell the benefits to residents and people looking (to relocate),” he says. “The bottom line is that anyone can talk about issues, but we really need to make sure we do something about them.” Being responsible with taxpayers’ money is also something Pankow promises to do if he’s elected. “If the town is spending money, (staff) needs to make sure it’s getting a return on investments and improving revenue streams,” he says. “There are (financial) challenges people are facing.” IN THE RUNNING According to the unofficial listing of nominees for the 2010 municipal election, Mayor Dennis Staples has chosen to run again for his position. Jeff Keays also tossed his hat into the ring, and announced he’s taking a stab at the mayor’s seat. Councillors Chris Cummings, Ken Graham and Robin Hawe have also filed nomination papers for a position on council. Residents Mat Krotki, James A.E. Perkins, Ian Ross, Bryan Wiltsie, Anne Bothwell and Lynda Bradford have also filed papers. Coun. Dawn Quinn would also like to run for another term on council. Coun. Rob Peters says he hasn’t made a decision about his political future in Smiths Falls. Coun. Jack Traynor announced he won’t be running for council next term. Nomination forms that candidates have
SHAWN J. PANKOW filed are public, but unofficial until Sept. 13. To run for Smiths Falls council, a candidate has to be a Smiths Falls resident or property owner, at least 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen and not in jail. There is a $100 fee ($200 for head of council), that is refundable if the candidate receives a certain percentage of the vote.
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Following catastrophe, kitty looking for a home MELISSA DI COSTANZO THIS WEEK
Al Pacino, a domestic short-hair beige tabby cat, arrived at Campbell Road Veterinary Services on June 11 looking for more than just a home. He’s looking for a loving family to take care of him, following an accident which almost led to his death. Al was a feral cat who ate his meals at a barn on and off for roughly 10 years. But one day, he showed up at the barn with his face a mess and smelling less than clean. The farmer who owned the barn managed to get Al into a carrier and brought him to Campbell Road Veterinary Services to be euthanized because he was in such poor shape. “One side of his face was a huge abscess that went down to the bone, but he purred at us and we decided to try (to save him),” explains Dr. Gaelin O’Grady. “We decided if we could safely treat him, we would, but if he became dangerous, he would have to be euthanized.” O’Grady says Al stank like rotting flesh and one eyelid was curled up, preventing tears from covering his eye properly. It became clear to her that the other eyelid would also become deformed as he healed. was anesthetized COUGHLIN’S COUNTRY andAlvets removed the CHILD CARE dead flesh and cleaned Spaces available in Toledo area. up the wound so it Care givers are fun, loving and energetic. could start to heal. First aid and CPR certiﬁed. His facial wound • Lots of playing area • Fun, educational activities was far too large to • Children will be provided with nutritious meals suture closed, so they and snacks. • $20 per child daily • Discount for multiple children covered it with honey and bandaged his face. For more information please call Amanda at 613-283-5023 or 613-275-2835 During one exam 409003 (while Al was under
anesthesia), the vets determined he also had a bone infection in his jaw from damaged and rotting teeth. He was treated for fleas and internal parasites and was neutered while under anesthesia. “I don’t know what would cause a strip like that,” says O’Grady. “I’m trying to figure out what could have done that … it could have been another fight with a cat, but in all the tom cat fights I’ve seen, I’ve never seen something like that.” RECOVERY Nowadays, Al is a looking a lot better than he was when he came in. “He’s improved a lot,” says O’Grady. “He’s been fun … and (after his ordeal) he still purrs. Any cat that can take the amount of treatment is a good cat.” Al was started on antibiotics and injected daily with pain medication. “We could tell he wanted to be friends but was scared,” explains O’Grady. “It took wildlife gloves and a restraint bag to treat him twice daily.” He has been living in the clinic since his admission and is now quite friendly, says O’Grady. “We can handle him without gloves or a restraint bag,” says O’Grady. “His face is almost healed enough to begin reconstructive surgery and deal with the damaged teeth. I’ll repair his eyelids and his mouth but doubt anything can be done for the scars on his head.” His infections are under control, and O’Grady says her next step is to fix Al’s teeth, one of which is rotting. She thinks Al requires another couple of months of work before he will be ready for a new home. But he’s a happier, tolerant kitty, who is looking for a good home to settle down in. “He’s become Mr. ‘I Love People,’” says O’Grady. “He’ll make a nice pet for someone. He is a good boy and a big, affectionate baby.” Now, he’s starting to play, which is a good sign, says O’Grady.
“It’s been fun, he’s a nice cat,” she says. “His good, basic nature is what saved him. You can’t do that kind of work on a cat that won’t let you.” If you want to donate towards Al’s surgery, Campbell Road Veterinary Services would love to hear from you. If you’re interested in eventually adopting Al, give the office a call at 613-283-2323. Al is a sweet, roughly 10-year-old kitty, but he may not be good around young children or other animals. Call the office for more information about Al or how to donate. “We’ll go through people to find a right home,” says O’Grady. “This is a cat that has had a rough life. He’s going to need a home once all of this is done.”
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After an accident that almost led to his death, Al Pacino is mending well at Campbell Road Veterinary Services. After he undergoes more treatments, Al will be looking for a home. 409173
After golf, enjoy a meal and prizes with Lake 88 staff upstairs in the clubhouse. The cost for 18 holes of golf with a power cart, dinner and a $30 charitable receipt is $100 per person. For dinner only, the cost is $35. The deadline to enter the Lake 88 Fall Classic is Wednesday, Aug. 25. Fill out a registration form, call Angie Pacey at 613-264-8811, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. CLEANING FOR CANNED FOOD Just a reminder, Skills Link participants will be hosting their car wash, in support of the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank, on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your car and five canned-good items to the Smiths Falls fire station (77 Beckwith St. N.). Come out to have a great time and support a good cause.
RLAA PRESENTS 16TH ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE The Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association will be presenting its 16th annual August show and sale in Westport. The venue this year will again be the Westport United Church, which is located at the corner of Spring and Church streets, both in the hall and outside in tents. The display of original watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings will be open to the public, free of charge, on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. The village of Westport will be alive with tourists enjoying the sights and taking in the annual Rideau Valley Art Festival as well as many other exhibits, including the china painters and many beautiful gardens in the village. For information, please call 613-928-3041 or visit www.rideaulakesartists.com.
SERVICEONTARIO EXPANDS As of Aug. 16, Smiths Falls residents have a newly integrated ServiceOntario centre and can access health card and driver and vehicle services under one roof. Routine health card services and driver and vehicle licensing services are now available at the ServiceOntario centre, which is located at 88 Cornelia St. W., unit B, in Smiths Falls. These changes will give people access to more routine government services and better meet customer needs. SOLAR CORRECTION In our article titled “South Elmsley solar sites to be up and running by Christmas,” we wrote Jon Kieran, director of solar for EDF EN Canada Inc., said he expects 4,300 solar panels to arrive at the site, when in fact, 43,000 panels are expected to arrive on site. We apologize for the error.
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Members of the local chapter of the Taoist Tai Chi Society, including Susan Hallett (pictured above), celebrated the organizationâ€™s 40th anniversary with an outdoor demonstration in Stewart Park in Perth on Saturday.
Police bust $1.2 million Montague grow operation THIS WEEK STAFF On Aug. 5, members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (Drug Enforcement Unit), Project Paradigm, OPP Emergency Response Team, and OPP K-9 Unit exe c u t e d a c o n t r o l l e d drugs and substances act (CDSA) warrant at a residence and property located on Weedmark Road in Montague Township. Police uncovered a large outdoor cannabis marijuana grow operation; the projected street value of the marijuana plants is $1.2 million. Police seized more than 1,200 marijuana plants at the scene. The majority of the marijuana plants were growing inside two large greenhouses, as well as other smaller outdoor plots on the property. There were also 20 small marijuana plants growing indoors. At the scene, one male was arrested and transported to the Lanark County OPP detachment.
A 34-year-old Scarborough man was charged with production of marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The man was later released on a promise to appear and officer undertaking, and is scheduled
Accused forced out of residence twice by victim THIS WEEK STAFF
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Around 9 p.m. on Aug. 9, the victim, a 19-year-old Smiths Falls woman, forced the accused, a 23-year-old Smiths Falls male, out of her residence. The accused forced his way back in and when the victim attempted to force him back out, he pushed her and damaged her property, while threatening to damage more. The victim managed to get the accused back out once again, at which point he damaged property outside the residence. The accused was arrested and charged with unlawful presence in a house, assault, uttering threats, damage to property and mischief under $5,000. The accused was held pending a bail hearing. *
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A 29-year-old Smiths Falls woman allegedly defrauded the welfare system of roughly $15,000. The woman applied for and received Ontario Works benefits between February and July of 2008 and between January 2009 and November of 2009. Investigation revealed the accused lived with a commonlaw partner while receiving assistance. The accused failed to declare her living circumstances to Lanark County Social Services, which would have resulted in her being ineligible for the benefits received. The accused has been charged with one count of fraud and will appear in Perth court on Sept. 20. * Around 2:26 a.m. on Aug. 7, after returning from a local bar, the accused, a 23year-old Lombardy male, and the victim, his 19-year-old girlfriend, began arguing over their relationship. When the victim left the residence the accused ran into the
living room where a mutual friend was sitting. The accused was upset and angry and began smashing property. The accused suffered a cut to his right arm and began bleeding throughout the residence as he smashed a coffee table, a television and a glass picture frame. Police responded to the area of McGill Street North after receiving complaints of a male and a female arguing and the sounds of property being smashed. Police located the accused and the friend outside the residence. The accused was still bleeding and an ambulance was called to the location. Police conducted a search for the female, who was located uninjured. The accused received four stitches. The accused was arrested and charged with mischief. He was released on a promise to appear and undertaking, and will appear in Perth court. * Information regarding a historical sexual assault has led to the arrest of a 21-year-old Smiths Falls resident. The assault allegedly occurred in early 2009, when the accused was 19 years of age and the female victim was 12 years old. The accused was arrested and released on a promise to appear. * Independent information received by police led to an investigation into an incident of domestic assault on July 30. Police spoke with the victim, who refused to provide a formal statement. Police learned the victim had been struck after a verbal argument with the accused. On Aug. 2, police located and arrested the accused. A 19-year-old Lanark man was charged with assault, breach of probation and two counts of breach of recognizance. He was held pending bail.
Rough Magic arrives at SF Station Theatre this week THIS WEEK STAFF The Smiths Falls Station Theatre (located at 53 Victoria St.) is thrilled to reveal its latest production. Rough Magic is by Roberto AguirreSacasa, a McGill University graduate, highly acclaimed comic book writer (he wrote Marvel’s “The Sensational SpiderMan”), and screenwriter (of HBO’s Big Love). This gem of a play is a comic booklike story, with shades of the X-Men and Harry Potter, that promises laughter amidst a battle of the wills and a startling ending. It is sure to delight and keep you talking about it long after the curtain closes. Under the direction of Lynda Daniluk, and starring Jennifer Aunger, Barbara J. Theobald, Marcel Ethier, Jennifer Jasiak, Matt Baker, Kurtis Dolezsar, Emily Starks, Sheila Jasiak, Brant E. Daniluk, Sandy Rankin, Derek Willis,
Roger Sands, Anthony Henderson and Sam Saikely, Rough Magic promises to captivate its audience with a tale that transports Shakespeare’s notorious sorcerer, Prospero, from his perpetual island in the sea to wreak havoc on Manhattan, N.Y., with many twists and turns along the way. Join Melanie, a studious dramaturge with magical powers, who can bring characters from plays to life, as she joins forces with Prospero’s runaway son, Caliban, a trio of Greek Furies with an axe to grind, and a lovesick momma’s boy lifeguard, who all endeavour to defend humanity from this monstrous and rampant fictional character. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at the kiosk at County Fair Mall, Special Greetings (8 Russell St. E.) or by calling 613-283-0676. Performance dates are Aug. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m.
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Samuel Coyne is a journeyman of junior hockey. The 21year-old has played for nine different teams in his junior hockey career. Coyne started his hockey career when he was only five years old, living in Smiths Falls. He played for a variety of teams growing up, including the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings and the Ottawa Valley Titans. He moved to Perth in Grade 8 and a few years later, he was playing for the Perth Blue Wings. He said his favourite hockey memory to date was helping the Blue Wings win the Valley Division Championship. Unfortunately, Coyne’s junior career has not panned out the way he had hoped. “My junior career has been a bit of a mess,” he said. “I had two major injuries, a torn MCL (medial collateral ligament) in my knee and a major separated shoulder with several torn ligaments. When I was younger, I was predicted to do a lot better than what I’ve done. In Titans, I had back-to-back seasons where I had 100 points.” Coyne said when he was growing up he modelled his play after NHL superstar and power forward Eric Lindros, who also dealt with a number of serious injuries throughout his career. Coyne has been sidelined due to injury for a significant number of games over his junior hockey career, and he said it often resulted in him being traded. Over his junior hockey career, Coyne has played for the Perth Blue Wings, Kanata Stallions, Brockville Braves, Smiths Falls Bears, Carleton Place Canadians, Gloucester Rangers, Bancroft Hawks, Kingston Voyageurs and the Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters. ANDREW SNOOK/THIS WEEK “I bet I have the biggest suitcase you could find,” he joked. Junior hockey journeyman Samuel Coyne is training to The majority of his junior hockey career was played in the hit both the ice and the books this year. The 21-year-old is Central Junior Hockey League (CJHL), where he played 122 games. He scored 38 goals and had 40 assists for 78 points heading to the University of Ottawa to pursue a degree in over that time with 43 penalty minutes. marketing and a starting spot on the school team’s roster. The stumbling blocks Coyne has encountered have not deterred him from chasing after his dream. He intends to try out for University of Ottawa’s team this fall, when he goes back to school to pursue a degree in marketing. Coyne plans to play for the Ottawa West Golden Knights in the EOJHL if tryouts with the university do not go as planned. “I had a lot of negative experiIt’s a Revolution in Lake and ences with reaching some of my Pond Shoreline Weed Control! goals, but I still know I have the ability to play professional hockey and love the sport enough to pursue it,” he said. “I’ve been training really hard this summer and I think I’ll have a legitimate crack at making the team.” Coyne decided to return to school to increase his career options, in case his hockey career does not turn out the way he hopes it will. “I realize that in hockey all it takes is one bad shift and it can all Reg. $159.99 be gone pretty quick,” he said. For the remainder of the summer, Coyne plans to continue training before tryouts start, while working at his family’s business, Coyne’s Maintenance, an asphalt repair company. He said that he is STORE HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. extremely excited to get back to Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. playing hockey in the fall. RIDEAU “The junior career was a bit of RIDEAU LUMBER (SMITHS FALLS) LTD. a mess but I’m healthy and strong Locally owned and operated now and I’m ready for a fresh 58 Abbott St., Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1W5 start,” he said. Tel: 613-283-2211 • 1-800-890-0690 Despite the injuries, Coyne remained positive and said that his junior career has taught him valuwww.rideaulumber.com able life lessons.
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Physician recruitment in SF top priority: Wiltsie MELISSA DI COSTANZO
towns, such as Perth, Carleton Place and Arnprior. THIS WEEK “There’s an opportunity for Smiths Falls to grow,” he says. “It’s a beautiful town. Bryan Wiltsie thinks Smiths Falls has I’m very passionate about Smiths Falls.” And he also thinks there should be more all the right infrastructure, but not enough communication between residents and the doctors. That’s why he has filed his nomination town. “People need to feel comfortable with papers for a seat on council. “The town is really set with infrastruc- councillors,” says Wiltsie. “That’s what I ture like the water treatment plant and the want to bring to this town council. People hospital,” he says. “We’re set for the next can voice (their concerns) through me. I’ll 30 or 40 years. But we don’t have enough meet them and go door-to-door and see family doctors in the area. Seven thousand what their main concerns are.” He says more residential input will help people are without family doctors … that’s council make decisions. Down the road, if sad.” Wiltsie, a lifelong resident of Smiths he’s elected to council, he wants to hold Falls, hasn’t run for council before, and town hall meetings in places other than wants to push physician recruitment if he’s council chambers, in order to attract more elected because it will help retain residents people. “A lot more people can provide input and attract newcomers. “The town can become a bedroom com- from the community,” says Wiltsie. “I’m munity,” he says. “I’ve worked outside the a very firm believer in getting people town for years. It’s cost-effective. Smiths involved. The more people with input, the Falls has a great infrastructure set, but we more ideas come forward.” He promises to listen and to ask quesneed to grow now. There are not enough tions, acting as the informed voice for the doctors in the area.” Wiltsie thinks Smiths Falls needs to people of Smiths Falls. “If something doesn’t make sense to me, share and swap ideas with neighbouring I won’t agree with it,” he says. Wiltsie is the son of retired Smiths Falls Police Sergeant Jim Wiltsie; he credits his parents as his inspiration. In addition to serving with the Smiths Falls Volunteer Fire 17 Tatra Street, Almonte $309,900. Department from 1982-88, Wiltsie Open House, Sat. August 21st 2:00-3:30pm Detached High Ranch bungalow on a large corner se has also been heavily involved ou .m. lot in Almonte. 3 (2+1) bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Fully ﬁnished lower level with high ceiling and large and bright windows. Hardwood ﬂoors, carpet, ceramic tiles – all updated in 2010. Many upgrades make this property a real gem (roof 2009, furnace 2004, AC 2008, garage door 2006 ….)
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IN THE RUNNING According to the unofficial listing of nominees for the 2010 municipal election, Mayor Dennis Staples has chosen to run again for his position. Jeff Keays also tossed his hat into the ring, and announced he’s taking a stab at the mayor’s seat. Councillors Chris Cummings, Ken Graham and Robin Hawe have also filed nomination papers for a position on council. Residents Mat Krotki, James A.E. Perkins, Ian Ross, Shawn J. Pankow, Anne Bothwell and Lynda Bradford have also filed papers. Coun. Dawn Quinn would also like to run for another term on council. Coun. Rob Peters says he hasn’t made a decision about his political future in Smiths Falls. Coun. Jack Traynor announced he won’t be running for council next term. Nomination forms that candidates have filed are public, but unofficial until Sept. 13. To run for Smiths Falls council, a candidate has to be a Smiths Falls resident or property owner, at least 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen and not in jail. There is a $100 fee ($200 for head of council), that is refundable if the candidate receives a certain percentage of the vote.
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Smiths Falls considering green bin program similar to Perth MELISSA DI COSTANZO THIS WEEK
Smiths Falls is considering a green bin program that would divert organic waste from a landfill. Staff from Smiths Falls has spent roughly two months investigating waste programs that parallel the efforts in Perth, says Smiths Falls’ director of administrative and planning services, Elaine Mallory. Staff from Smiths Falls has approached Perth staff with an interest in exploring the opportunity for Perth to process organic waste from the Smiths Falls area. “This is an opportunity to take advantage of a municipal partnership,” says Mallory. “We naturally thought of (Perth).” Mallory says town staff is also contemplating using the compost site located along Highway 43, (east of Hillcrest Cemetery). “Two key benefits are proximity and lower travel costs,” she says. Smiths Falls will be issuing a request for proposal for collection (because Perth only processes the waste) which closes Sept. 2. Perth residents put fruit and vegetable scraps, meat and dairy products and soiled paper products into the green bins. “Perth is the leader in this issue,” said Perth Coun. Ed McPherson, who is the chair of the environmental committee. “Now, Smiths Falls and other communities are looking to us as an example.” Smiths Falls has financial and operational considerations prior to continuing discussions with the Town of Perth. Diverting organic waste helps extend life of a landfill, saving the town money in the long run, because the town wouldn’t have to search for alternative landfills. Perth’s environmental services director Grant Machan said he would entertain the request to proceed
with discussions with the Town of Smiths Falls. Perth staff is expected to report back to committee-of-the-whole to provide an update regarding the discussions in the future. ORGANIC MATERIAL PROCESSING PAD SPECS The rate for organics at the Perth landfill site is $50 per tonne; the municipality also charges a 50 per cent surcharge for any material received from outside Perth’s urban boundaries. No plastics (even compostable) would be allowed in the material deposited in Perth and the town reserves the right to reject any load that may be deemed to not meet Perth’s requirements. Perth has been documenting a consistent 28 per cent diversion of organic material from the traditional curbside waste stream. The provincial waste diversion target is 60 per cent. The Town of Perth deposits less than five tonnes per day; currently there are roughly 2,500 tonnes on the compost processing pad in various stages of processing. A processing pad expansion may be required if the municipality chooses to receive additional materials. HISTORY OF PERTH’S GREEN BIN PROGRAM The Town of Perth began a curbside green bin collection program in November 2008, to receive and process organic materials from the traditional curbside waste stream. The municipality constructed a receiving area at the landfill site (666 Wildlife Rd.) to process the organic materials collected through the curbside collection program. As part of the 2009 budget process, the municipality decided to retain overall responsibility for landfill site operations without contracting services to an external party.
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The U9 Smiths Falls Streakers went head to head with the Goulbourn Gladiators (not pictured) on the Franktown 6a field at Beckwith Park first thing on Saturday morning, kicking off the start of the Mississippi Invitational Soccer Tournament on Aug. 14 and 15. The Cumberland Cobras walked away with the gold medal in the U9 category.
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(Top) Ian Bauder returns to the starting line after racing his truck, the Mud Dragon, in the pro stock category during the Lombardy Mud Drag Races on Saturday. Organizers are hoping to combine this summer’s two weekend-long event into a single three-day Canada-Day weekend event next year. (Top right) Tiara Cordick of Lombardy manned the lemonade stand. (Bottom right) Kenneth Ferril (left) and Ian Bauder PHOTOS BY LAURA MUELLER (right) go head to head during a pro stock race.
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Sunday, Aug. 22 • 1-2 p.m. 38 Lombard St. $169,900 • MLS® 764415 Neil Coleman***
232 Lera St. $269,000 • MLS® 763551 Darlene Graham**/Evelyn Lee***
Sunday, Aug. 22 • 11-12 p.m. 80 R2 Rideau Lake $264,900 • MLS® 738943 Evelyn Lee***
5 Maitland St., Smiths Falls
Perfect location, close to hospital & arena on quiet street - single family or duplex brick home with large bright rooms.
$174,500 • MLS® 768354
1 Windsor Crescent
Victoria Woods! Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in golf neighbourhood.
$289,900 • MLS® 759898
29 Union St.
Great investment opportunity triplex with great rear yard, double garage & great parking.
$154,900 • MLS® 767558
4 Maple Ridge
Custom-built 30-year-old spacious & bright bungalow. Golf Club Rd. area $349,900 • MLS® 756291
Sunday, Aug. 22 • 1-2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 22 • 1-2 p.m. 5 Windsor Cres. $412,000 • MLS® 766870
Sunday, Aug. 22 • 1-2:30 p.m. 70 Pearl St. $209,000 • MLS® 766459 Lisa Trudel***
Sunday, Aug. 22 • 11:30-12:30 p.m. 32 Roosevelt St. $114,900 • MLS® 763354 Lisa Trudel*** N PE
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This Week’s Duty Agent: Judy Charles***
W TI NG
1923 Rosedale Rd.
13 Pearl St. $209,000 • MLS® 764615 Regan Lee** NE SE U W PR HO I
Just like new...three-bedroom bungalow sitting on 8.4 acres.
Sunday, Aug. 22 • 3-4 p.m. 62 George St. $179,900 • MLS® 763283 Evelyn Lee***
8 St. Lawrence St., Smiths Falls
$194,900 • MLS® 767963
483 Kitley Line 3
Large bungalow w/approximately 2100 sq. ft. of space – great for the growing family
$339,000 • MLS® 766927
24 Fifth St.
Must see to appreciate what this home has to offer. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, garage.
$217,000 • MLS® 760618
W TI NG
301 Lawford Lane
Smart, functional, sophisticated – this is a bungalow with style!
$214,367 • MLS® 767880
Exquisite Williamsburg Colonial-style custom-built home, large decks, paved drive, private rear yard. Call to view.
$489,000 • MLS® 755311
Otterdale Estates – 2 bedrooms, 2 enclosed porches, great kitchen, fenced yard, storage shed.
$65,900 • MLS® 754772
Smiths Falls This Week - AUGUST 19, 2010
2 Wilson St. E., Perth
613-264-0123 1-800-552-7242 e-mail: info@ColdwellBankerPerth.com
Saturday, Aug. 21 • 1-2 p.m. 3 Treelawn Blvd, Perth $239,000
If you’re looking for a large and private backyard in Perthmore – look no further! This 3 + 1 bedroom bungalow is neat and tidy, with a combined living/dining room, attached garage, partially ﬁnished basement, mature trees and an apple tree in the front yard. CALL or EMAIL
Julia Scotland 613-328-3635 firstname.lastname@example.org
$219,500 - Completely renovated 2-storey, 3-br home, great location in Perth, new kitchen, 4-pc bath, roof, windows, flooring, detached single garage, covered verandah, new HE natural gas furnace, nicely restored top to bottom, this home is ready to move into. MLS #757991.
NEW LISTING $183,000 - 398 Anglican Church Rd. A very lovely setting, set back from the main road on a beautiful treed 1.5 Ac property. A perfect 3 bedrm for a young family providing a great yard for the kids to play. Att. 16 X 24 garage plus separate workshop building16 x 27, plus a 20x50 ft barn that would be great for all kinds of hobbies & activities. House is in good condition with a brand new septic system being installed, oil furnace installed 2007. Country-sized eat-in kit. With additional pantry storage in the back foyer/mudroom area, 4 windows & door allow all kinds of natural light to ﬂow into the spacious living room addition. Dining rm has original wainscotting and tin ceiling (currently used as main ﬂoor fam rm), 2 bathrms take care of the morning rush & laundry is located on the main level, good basement, enclosed porch. MLS# 091191602005300. Sheri Mahon-Fournier, 613-812-1215
Light and bright 3 bedroom in quiet, treed neighbourhood! Double garage, 1.5 baths, hardwood in living/dining, newer kitchen with pantry and breakfast bar, newer windows, cosy gas stove in comfy lower family room, etc. $264,900.00.
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
EDGE OF PERTH - close to town with country privacy! Totally updated - newer kitchen, baths, ﬂooring, windows and doors - immaculate - just move in and enjoy. $224,000. MLS # 757582 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361
Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361
OUT OF TOWN
BUILDING LOT IN PERTH! 60 feet x 112 feet. $64,900.
Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123
OUT OF TOWN
OUT OF TOWN
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GORGEOUS CUSTOM 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
$174,900 - Great 3-bedroom bungalow sitting on 5.5 acres of privacy, open concept living, dining and kitchen area, island kitchen with oak cabinetry, vaulted ceiling, high, full partially finished basement, walking trails through hardwood bush, property backs onto a natural bay of Rainbow Lake. MLS #766449.
Quiet, private, 6-year-old country home on 6.8 acres, 3 bdrm, 1½ bath, new 12 x 12 ft. deck from dining room, finished lower level with walkout, extra large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, schools and medical centre nearby. $219,500. MLS #745273.
Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123
Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123
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
AHHH ... SWEET SOLITUDE … stunning, 4 bedroom, 2 bath cottage that “disappears” into the trees. Wood burning fireplace, outbuildings, 2 docks, great swimming, 530 feet on the water. Lovely furnishings and appliances included! $379,000 … boat access only minutes from private mainland dock and parking. MLS# 766727. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361
Otty Lake – Totally private setting - 200 + feet on the lake – deep water – great swimming! Open concept, very well maintained 2 bedroom cottage with 3 pc. bath, screened in porch and beautiful stone ﬁreplace. New windows, vinyl siding, steel roof. $289,000. MLS # 762725
Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361
DUPLEX IN PERTH $186,500 – 2, 3 bedroom units with great backyard on Brock St. MLS# 797430 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361
OUT OF TOWN DRIVE A LITTLE, SAVE A LOT!!! - $192,000 - ELPHIN
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
Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361
Sunday, August 22 • 2-3:30 pm. 3533 R35 Cove Road $399,000
Follow Cove Rd from Hwy 15, right onto R35, stay left up hill. If you’re looking for a 4-season home or a recreational property on the water, you won’t be disappointed with the value of this meticulously maintained home/cottage on a twp maintained road - only minutes from the medical centre and town amenities. Many features of this ﬁne 2 storey, 3 bedroom furnished home include many large windows capturing the beauty of mature trees, gardens, stone steps and waterfront, large deck with terrace doors that enter into the open dining/living room space, two bathrooms, separate windowed room perfect for a breezy sitting area or casual dining room, full basement with walk-out, insulated attached double garage, separate workshop, guest cabin with RV hook-up, single garage and 3 pc bath. The large lot offers a peaceful setting with a wooded lot on one side, perennial gardens, lovely level yard area as well as ample shade with mature trees and rock gardens. The new 80 ft. permanent dock can accommodate large watercraft. HOSTESS: Julia Scotland 613-328-3635, email@example.com
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! www.1011ChristieLake.com
Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361
OUT OF TOWN
$159,900 - Charming, well-maintained 4 br, 2 bath home, large recently updated eat-in kitchen, 12 x 14 ft. sunroom, full-length front porch, main-floor laundry, rewired ’06, oil furnace ’06, central air. MLS #764003. Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123
Built to last with classic beauty & warm inviting appeal - absolutely gorgeous grounds & gardens tucked in behind privacy shrubs, trees & natural fencing - a quiet oasis where you can sit back & forget the day’s worries. Historic home was once an inn with blacksmith shop & stables. 4+ Bedroom home has all the charm of yesteryear but with upgrades completed to meet today’s modern requirements. Features include lovely curving staircase, maple & pine ﬂoors, large dining rm with original wainscotting, country eat-in kitchen with pantry area, lge landings on both levels, master bedrm has its own dressing room, main bath is totally renovated including soaker tub, laundry on main ﬂr, back staircase leading to upper storage & summer kitchen with original tin walls & ceiling. Lawns & gardens are beautiful with fenced vegetable garden, perennials, stone walkways-enjoy an evening campﬁre or sit by the goldﬁsh pond-a wonderful country property! MLS# 094000404012300. Sheri Mahon-Fournier, 613-812-1215
OUT OF TOWN
$319000 - Stunning 3-year-old 2+1 bedroom home with hardwood floors, ash kitchen cabinets, 2 bathrooms, double garage, partially finished lower level with walkout on a very private 9-acre property with a large pond, dock and raft, ideal for entertaining overlooking the gorgeous pond. MLS #767272.
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
Oral Pretty, 613-264-0123
Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613 326-1361
BLACK LAKE - $195,900 – 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
116 08B – Otter Lake $289,000
185 Maple Hollow, Dalhousie Lane $249,000
Picture golf right around the corner, miles of water for paddling, excellent ﬁshing in summer and winter, less than an hour from Calabogie Peaks for Alpine skiing, 20 minutes to historic Perth and lazy summers on the lake. This maintenance free, 3 bedroom, 2 bath lovely home or cottage, right at the water’s edge features vaulted pine ceilings, open concept living/dining area, large attached insulated garage/workshop and shallow sandy bottom waterfront swimming – perfect for children. CALL or EMAIL
Julia Scotland 613-328-3635 firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss out on this wonderful Otter Lake cottage property right on the water with 165ft of excellent waterfront. The 3 bedroom, furnished cottage features a new roof, siding, kitchen and bathroom, separate dining area with panoramic windows and a screened porch. The waterfront has a private sandy beach – perfect for swimming as well as a separate docking area for boats. Also included in the sale is a new 12 ft Princecraft, 10hp Johnson, bbq and partial ownership of 100 acres of recreational land for hiking and cross country skiing. CALL or EMAIL
Julia Scotland 613-328-3635 email@example.com
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 * Sales Representative
*** Broker of Record