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Discussion centres on neighbouring towns working together to recruit doctors to the Lanark County area.


THERE’S THE LOVE Students gather at a conference designed by, and for, young people to discuss the topic of violence against women.

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GETTING SQUEAKY CLEAN AT ST. LUKE’S St. Luke Catholic High School student Christian Duchene puts the finishing wipes on a car during a carwash fundraiser held on Friday, May 20. Proceeds from the car wash went towards raising money for the school’s woodworking program, as well as other trade and tech programs.

Losing hope: Parents of disabled kids point finger at province KASSINA RYDER


Lanark County families of children living with developmental disabilities say their situation is becoming hopeless. Funding from the provincial government is not enough to meet the needs of families with disabled children, and the waitlists for services are long and getting longer, said

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Dave Hagerman, executive director of Tayside Community Residential and Support Options. “We feel that it’s crumbling around us,” he said. Hagerman, along with support workers, mothers of children living with disabilities and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, held a press conference at Tayside on May 10. They hope to raise awareness about a

situation they say is reaching a crisis level. Hagerman provided information which stated that 328 individuals in southeastern Ontario were on waiting lists for residential support in 2008. That number grew to 427 this year. The number of people waiting for day support in 2008 was 120, which has now grown to 231. PARENTS see page 7

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Smiths Falls business owners get ‘LinkedIn’ to social media Local business owners learned how to ‘tweet’ their way to success at a social media marketing seminar on Wednesday, May 18. Jody Lundrigan, manager of media and communications at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, explained different ways to use some of the more popular social media sites, such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, to promote businesses in the area. Lundrigan has a Master’s Degree in legal studies, and an undergraduate degree in public affairs and policy management. She said many businesses want to be a part of social media, but just don’t know how to do it. “It’s just the new way people are talking,” Lundrigan said. She presented the provincial Chamber’s presentation, “LinkedIn to a Facebook Twitterverse,” which explained the different types of social media available to businesses, effective ways to use them as a marketing tool, and return on investment on social media. “It’s about creating a two-way conversation (with your customers),” she told the crowd. The presentation had a casual feel, with Lundrigan answering questions as she presented to approximately 30 people, mostly business owners. She explained the usefulness of sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, and different ways social media can be used in conjunction with other forms of advertising to promote a business’ products; however, she cautioned the crowd to push products on social media outlets in a very limited way. “Today’s consumer wants you to talk about them,” she said. “It is about devel-

oping relations with your people.” Lundrigan said traditional advertising and sales staff will not be replaced by social media marketing. She said it is just another tool businesses can use for promotional purposes and relationship building with their customers. “Social media doesn’t replace anything,” she told the crowd. “It broadcasts what you’re already doing really, really well.” The presentation was organized by the Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce. Nancy Metcalfe, community project co-ordinator for the Chamber, said the social media session was organized to give business owners an opportunity to learn about new ways to promote their products and services, particularly to the younger generations. “I noticed social media is a big thing,” she said. “It’s marketing, and it’s affordable.” Residents and town staff were interested in learning more about social media marketing for a variety of reasons. Lisa Purdon-Bell, the town staff representative for the ‘Doors Open’ committee, said they recently created a Facebook page to help promote the event’s ninth year running. “We’re going to encourage people to highlight what’s happening on the committee,” she said. Purdon-Bell added that the committee is using social media to try and attract new followers to the event. One business owner that was happy with the presentation was Richard Peskett, of Blair and Sons Funeral Directors. “(The presentation was) excellent, the information really goes a long way,” he said. “For us it’s important to be communicating with people.”

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WELCOMING OUR SISTER CITY Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples poses for a photo with Deputy Mayor Li Shuyong, of the People’s Government of Xiangyang, China. Smiths Falls signed a sister-city agreement with Xiangyang in 2009. Up to 100 students from the Chinese city could make their way to Smiths Falls, to take part in the two-year, Pharmacy Assistant program at Willis College.

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(Top) Sarah Wilson feeds an apple to Ellie-May, who both paid a visit to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society’s annual yard sale on May 14. The pony was rescued from the Carleton Place area and came to live with Wilson in March. (Bottom) Randy McDonald takes a look at an item brought in by Ron Lyon during an antique toy appraisal held at the Heritage House Museum on May 15. The identity of the item is still a mystery.

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Lombardy Public School students Melrose Yurkiw and Liam Fleming are happy with the environmentally friendly elephant sculpture they helped create the week of May 8 to 14. The sculpture was one of two created by environmental artist Marc Walther, with the help of students at the school.

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Doctor recruitment drive needs towns working together Ontario has seen 400 doctors arrive since 2007, others on the way DESMOND DEVOY

With towns across Lanark County looking to recruit doctors into their communities, Chris Farley Ratcliffe is here to ask – can’t we all just get along? “I am not here to push Ottawa or Carleton Place or Pembroke over any other community,” said Ratcliffe, a community partnership co-ordinator with the Health Force Ontario Marketing and Recruitment Agency. “If you and Almonte are looking for half a doctor, I say, ‘Why not work together?’” Ratcliffe stressed that his group, which works with the Champlain LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) in eastern Ontario is “as independent as you can be when you are fully funded by the Ministry of Health.” “I’m there to say, ‘What about Carelton Place? What about Casselman or Renfrew?” he said during a meeting of the Carleton Place community issues committee. “Our role, really is to find a good fit. I am not a recruiter. I facilitate connections…My role is to get them to your door. Then, you take over.” Ratcliffe has different sources he draws on to bring doctors to eastern Ontario. “We actively recruit physicians to the province from the US and many of these people are repatriates,” said Ratcliffe, noting that many doctors who left Ontario in the 1980s and 90s because of salary caps are now returning from the US. “The economic situation has been much worse there than it was here,” said Ratcliffe. He reported that, in the past four years, Ontario has been able to attract more than 400 physicians to the province. His group is currently helping more than 500 physicians with licensing so that they can

continue their careers here in Ontario and a further 8,000 physicians have expressed an interest in moving here. “Ontario has a net inflow of physicians since 2005,” said Ratcliffe. His group not only focuses on attracting physicians to Ontario, but in helping prepare interested doctors for testing, immigration and even helping find their spouse a job too, which can sometimes be a crucial deal breaker. He added that, more often than not, doctors are looking for quality of life as opposed to making more money. While attracting doctors is an important part of his job, retaining new Ontario-trained doctors is another side of Ratcliffe’s job. The province is now helping see to it that recent medical school graduates are given seven months full time employment, “so that we don’t lose them to other provinces or the US.” “Physician recruitment is one of the many things we discuss in this room,” said Carleton Place Coun. Louis Antonakos. “We’re gaining more doctors than we’re losing. That is really good news to hear because it has been other way for a long time.” Ratcliffe chalked this up partly to medical school spaces opening up in the 2004-05 school year. “These people are now coming out of residency and into practice,” said Ratcliffe. But with the baby boomers nearing age 65, another drain on the number of working doctors in Ontario looms. “We’re waiting to see what happens on the retirement side,” said Ratcliffe. “I am sure we will be following your example,” said Mayor Wendy LeBlanc at the conclusion of Ratcliffe’s presentation. “We do need physicians, maybe not as much as they do up in Hearst.”

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Chris Farley Ratcliffe a community partnership co-ordinator with the Health Force Ontario Marketing and Recruitment Agency, spoke to the Carleton Place community issues committee on May 17.

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It’s time to be a good sport and come out and support Canadian Tire’s second annual Jumpstart Day on May 29. Canadian Tire locations across Canada will be donating $2 from every purchase to raise funds to help enroll children in sport and recreation programs that are financially disadvantaged. The Canadian Tire Jumpstart website states that one in three Canadian families cannot afford to enrol their children in sport and recreation activities because of financial barriers, and that participation in organized sports and recreation programs increases a child’s chance of success in life. Photo by Andrew Snook Last year, funds raised from Jumpstart Day gave more than 18,000 children, ages four to 18, a chance to participate in sporting and recreationCarson Wing digs up a potential artifact on May 19 at an archaelogi- al activities. cal dig site at Murphy’s Point Provincial Park. The dig was part of an Since the program’s launch in 2005, it has helped 300,000 kids across the country. Archaeo Apprenticeship program for Grade 5 students


Check out classic cars for Camp Quality Get ready hear the old engines rev, at the Antique and Collector Car Show, Flea Market and Craft Sale, taking place on May 28 and 29, at the Lombardy Fair Grounds. The car show is presented by the Rideau Lakes Region Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada. Part of the proceeds will go towards Camp Quality, a summer camp for children battling cancer, in Providence Point in Lanark. The antique car show will showcase cars from a variety of classes, with some the highlights including: • Antique, classic and street rods. • Dash plaques to the first 100 entries. • Free registration (gate admission only).

The big door prize this year for participants in the May 29 car show is a day at the Calabogie Race Track, escorted by a professional driving instructor, in a Ford Mustang. The car show is open to all cars and trucks, and will have trophies presented to the top two entries in each class. There will also be special awards categories, including People’s Choice, President’s Choice, Camp Quality and Long Distance. There will also be a horseless carriage award (80 years or older). Showtime runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For information on the car show, contact Henry or Lorie Schur at 613284-1168 or 613-283-2833. The flea market will take place on May 28 and May 29. There will be outdoor and indoor vendor spaces avail-

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s temperatures rise, many of us cool off by jumping in the water or going for a boat ride. Whether you dive into a pool, swim at the beach or cottage, or simply take a leisurely boat ride, it is important to keep water safety in mind. Safe Boating Week is May 21-29 and typically announces the start of the boating season. Drinking and boating is just as deadly as drinking and driving. According to the Ministry of Transportation, .05 blood alcohol concentration is enough to have a licence suspended. There is always a drowning risk around water, but children are especially vulnerable. The risk increases in spring as ponds, lakes and rivers begin to thaw and oftentimes the flow is at its peak. Even though the outside air temperature is rising quickly, it gives a false sense of warmth. The water temperature is still dangerously cold. Children are curious creatures. They are often drawn to fast-flowing water, but do not understand the dangers that are close at hand. Adult supervision is of utmost importance, and it’s essential no matter how well your child swims. For children under the age of five, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death. Two-thirds of these drownings happen to those who never intended to get wet in the first place, but they are often drawn to the brink of potential disaster. Unattended children are especially at risk of drowning because they are mobile and very curious. You can plan to reduce the risks of drowning during the months ahead. Stay within arm’s reach of your child at all times in and around the water. Enroll your children in swimming lessons and learn CPR and first aid. Always use a personal floatation device, such as a life jacket, when you are in a boat or a watercraft. Be vigilant – drowning occurs most commonly in swimming pools, just when parents turn their backs for a split second. Install four-sided fencing around all pools, measuring at least 1.5 metres high and include a selflatching and self-closing gate. Raising the awareness of water safety and drowning prevention for parents, caregivers, children and youth is everyone’s responsibility. Be safe. Be water smart.

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Award for cartoonist Smiths Falls This Week editorial cartoonist Steve Nease has recently proven once again that he is among the top in his profession. Steve captured his eighth Ontario Community Newspapers Award for Cartoonist of the Year at the annual convention held in Niagara Falls on May 14. The staff at This Week congratulate Steve on his accomplishment.

Sister city agreement means more than students In the upcoming school year, the Town of Smiths Falls is expecting upwards of 100 additional students walking the streets and attending Willis College. While the possibility of 100 additional shoppers and apartment renters is an exciting possibility for business and property owners, it is the longterm potential in this relationship that should be exciting residents. While Xiangyang is home to almost six million people, a large city by our standards, the town is in fact auditioning to a much larger audience, the People’s Republic of China. China is one the fastest growing, and richest countries in the world. The delegation that arrived from

ANDREW SNOOK Snook’s Look our sister city included officials from various sectors, including logistics, education, economics, investment promotion and real estate. I don’t think they are all interested in the pharmacy assistant program. According to Bob Cheetham, several of the Chinese delegates took a tour of the Hershey’s facility, and asked for an itemized list for the equipment inside the plant. While that is far from a deal being set in place, it is a step in the right di-

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From front page No new group homes have been built to keep up with demand, and the program that provides support to families who want to keep their loved one at home, called the Social Services at Home (SSAH) funding program, has not approved an application in four years. SSAH is capped at $10,000 a year, but most families who were approved for funding in the past receive $4,200 a year – which is $350 per month, according to Hagerman. Hagerman said these numbers translate into devastation for Lanark County families with a loved one living with a developmental disability. Funding from the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program through the Ministry of Child and Youth Services dries up when children turn 18. “That’s when they go on the waiting list for everything,� Hagerman said. They are no longer eligible for special education funding at age 21, which means they can no longer attend school. Lack of support often means one parent has to quit working to stay home. Many families live in poverty. The stress has broken up marriages. “The people who make these decisions should come and try to live my life for 48 hours,� said Laurie Gauthier, mother to 15-year-old Cameron. Cameron is one of only 100 individuals in the world living with an extremely rare disability called Marinesco-Sjogren Syndrome. He has seizures, is legally blind and requires constant care.

Gauthier said because she had to quit her job two years ago in order to stay home with Cameron, she was ineligible for Employment Insurance benefits. His two sisters, who will soon be heading off to university, are ineligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program because of Gauthier’s husband’s income, which is considered high. But OSAP doesn’t take Cameron’s cost of living into consideration. While Cameron receives the maximum $10,000 a year through the SSAH program to help with his care, along with some other funding, Gauthier said the family is struggling. She has had to return to work part time to make ends meet, and Cameron attends school while she is at work. Gauthier must stay home during school exam times, PA days and other school holidays. Some of the funding Cameron receives will also dry up when he turns 18 and is no longer considered a child. DIFFERENT SCENARIOS Smiths Falls resident Cathy Hogan’s son, Ty, is 21 years old. He has severe autism and can’t speak. He also has obsessive-compulsive disorder and Pica, which means he tries to ingest inedible objects. When Ty turned 18, he was no longer eligible to receive $13,000 of funding he had been receiving when he was considered a child. “When Ty turned 18, he still had the same needs as he did the day before when he was 17,� Hogan said. Hogan knows she is one of the lucky ones.

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White Ribbon co-founder brings non-violence message to area teens DESMOND DEVOY

ALMONTE – Charlie Sheen is the man. Or, at least the idea of what a “real” man is in the eyes of western cultural media. This past week, students from all over Lanark County met at a special conference convened by, and for, young people to discuss violence against women. While the conference, entitled “Where Is The Love?”

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Charlie Sheen Is The Man: Michael Kaufman, co-founder of the White Ribbon campaign, writes down one of the many irreverent comments gleaned from the conversation about what makes a “real” man, at the Where’s The Love? conference at the Almonte Civitan hall on May 11.

and sponsored by Interval House women’s shelter, was a serious matter, the day was not without its moments of humour. In assigning the discussion topic of what a “real” man was, the conference’s guest speaker, Michael Kaufman, co-founder of the White Ribbon campaign, had some rules for groups. “I don’t want you to be reasonable, thoughtful human beings (in your answers),” said Kaufman. “I want you to be a guy….whose ideas of what a real man is is based on what he sees in video games, TV shows, movies, music videos.” The students did not disappoint. Along with the Charlie Sheen answer, they responded that “real” men were… • Players. • Athletic. • Self-centred. • Rich. • Straight. • Always right. • Badass. • Straight up G. • Emotionally controlled. And, of course, “real” men wear Old Spice. “Of course, we’re exaggerating this a bit,” said Kaufman. “We’re not supposed to feel emotional. Horny and hungry are not so much feelings as they are body functions.” He added that none of the “attributes” on the list was an accurate portrayal of what real men are like. Kaufman co-founded the campaign in the early 1990s with a municipal politician from Toronto who has since gone on to bigger things – NDP leader Jack Layton, now the leader of the opposition in Ottawa. When Layton’s name was mentioned, many students in attendance began clapping and cheering.

“You’ll notice in the debates, Jack was the only one to speak out on violence against women,” said Kaufman. The men founded the campaign partially as a way to show that real men were opposed to violence against women, and as a reaction against the Montreal Massacre in December 1989 at L’Ecole Polytechnique. The two were challenged by some of the women in their lives, including Olivia Chow, Layton’s wife and now an NDP MP in her own right. “We know that you guys aren’t violent,” said Chow. “(But) why aren’t you guys coming out against violence against women?” The campaign has since spread around the world to more than 60 countries. “All over the world, we’ve got a problem. It’s not a problem you created,” said Kaufman, speaking at the Almonte Civitan Hall on May 11. See ‘WHITE RIBBON’ Page 9


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“When I was in high school, like, 300 years ago, we didn’t talk about dating violence,” said Kaufman. “We didn’t hold conferences like this.” He pointed out that one in two women in Canada, has experienced some kind of violence at the hands of a man. “This doesn’t mean that 50 per cent of guys are violent. One man can be violent against more than one woman,” said Kaufman. “Violence is a human possibility, but it is not inevitable.” For teenagers, a flashpoint for harassment can be on the dating scene. He spoke to the young men in the room to let them know that getting a girl drunk in order to take advantage of her was not only immoral, but illegal. “You get someone drunk to have sex with her, that’s

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Hands Up! Participants in the student-led Where Is The Love? conference raise their hands to show that they will never be raised in violence in the soccer field beside the Almonte Civitan hall on May 11.

date rape, that’s sexual assault,” he said. “My generation didn’t do a good enough job making But violence against women, usually at the hands of sure you never had to witness that when you were little. I men, often starts earlier in life than that for some women, apologize,” said Kaufman. “You can do it a lot better than who saw their own mothers attacked by men for the most we did.” trivial of reasons. “Women who work at women’s shelters, they hear the most bizarre things,” said Kaufman. The women they work with hear that their men beat them for not properly ironing a shirt, for not having dinner waiting for them on the table, or because the children were being loud. Even with growing public awareness of the issue, Kaufman was incensed that portions of the legal community do not appear to have caught up with the rest of society. “To this day, it’s still difficult to get a convicLanark County employees enjoyed a very successful Occupational Health & tion for sexual assault,” said Kaufman. “This Safety Week, 2011. We would like to extend a special thank you to all of those violence happens because we let it happen.” who participated in our Health & Safety Week Trade Show, contributing to the He pointed to several high profile sexual Health & Wellness of our valuable employees. Participants were: assault cases. One judge in Winnipeg threw out a conviction because “he (felt the con• Canadian Cancer Society vict) didn’t have good moves, basically,” said • Dr. Erin Bieman, Naturopath Kaufman. A female judge in Montreal said • Dr. Jennifer Wheeler, Naturopath that a young girl had been sexually assaulted • Great West Life because she had “dressed provocatively.” The Toronto resident also did not mince • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit words when speaking about equality in rela• Linda O’Connor, Reiki Master tionships to the youngsters. • Shepell.fgi “You’ve heard of that expression ‘My better • Tay River Reflections half ’? It’s B.S. We’re all whole,” said Kaufman directly. “Relationships don’t complete us as a human being…If we want to end the violence, we have to end inequality.” Towards the end of his speech, Kaufman apologized for the failures of his generation in stopping the violence, and held out hope 1-888-9-LANARK that this generation would finish the job.

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The Smiths Falls Bears decided to go with a little local talent in making their first selection in the Central Canada Hockey League 2011 Draft on May 18. With the fifth overall pick, the Bears nabbed Portland native Connor Merkley from the Upper Canada Cyclones bantam AAA team. “I want to make sure that we’re trying to do the best to get the kids we think can play and make an impact on the Bears that are from the area,� head coach Mark Grady said, who assumed the main job earlier this month after being an assistant with the team last year. The five-foot-nine, 167-pound centre recorded 19 points in 13 games for the Cyclones last season. As a 1996-born player, he will have to play with the Cyclones for his minor midget season in 2011-12. But that doesn’t mean he’ll be out of mind or sight for the Bears. Grady said that because Merkley is from close by, he’ll be able to attend games and partake in team practices more frequently – allowing him to get even more instruction. “We can help them with their game to help them get better,� Grady said. “It’s best for their future and our future.� While the Bears snuck into the playoffs with a 27-29-3-3 record, finishing eighth overall in the league, Grady said there was no hesitation to pick a player who could step in right away. “We identified kids that were from the area that are highly skilled and we didn’t want to take a chance of losing those kids,� he said. “Why have kids past five,

six, 10 arenas to play junior hockey when they’re right at your backdoor? We’ve always had a philosophy that we can’t miss anyone in our backyard.â€? Grady said the goal is to groom all that local talent into a high-caliber team, just like he did when he was the coach of the Cumberland Grads for four seasons from 2005-06 to 2008-09. “They’re not just drafted because they’re from the area, it’s because they’re good area hockey players with a strong future,â€? he said, noting that his Grads’ teams had as many as 12 local players. “We hope we can have an impact on their development.â€? The Bears also drafted the following players: • Nicolas Brazeau, C, second round, 17th overall (Orleans). • Nathan Avery, LD, second round, 18th overall (Russell). • Cameron Cornwall, LW, third round, 36th overall (Nepean). • Jamie Quinn, RD, fourth round, 41st overall. • Brent Moran, G, fifth round, 53rd overall (Orleans). • Shawn Simms, C, sixth round, 65th overall (Mountain). • Michael McKenney, FW, seventh round, 77th overall (Smiths Falls). • Daniel Hovey, LD, eighth round, 89th overall (Ottawa). •Luc Massie, F, ninth round, 101st overall (Smiths Falls). • Corey Chaplin, LD, 10th round, 113th overall (Braeside). • Joey Charbonneau, LD, 11th round, 125th overall (Nepean). • Caleb Rice, C, 12th round, 137th overall (Westport).

Hit the greens for Special Olympics June 22 THIS WEEK STAFF Smiths Falls’ constables will be equipped with a different kind of club next month, one that will lend a helping hand to Ontario’s Special Olympians. The Smiths Falls Police Association will host its 14th annual golf tournament, in support of the Special Olympics, on June 22, at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club. The successful tournament has raised approximately $95,000 over the last 13 years for the Olympic organization.

The tournament will be a shotgun start at 11 a.m., with dinner to follow at 5 p.m. Tickets are $90 each, and include 18 holes of golf, cart rental, prizes, and dinner. Anyone interested in sponsoring a hole can donate $100 to have their company’s logo displayed at a tee box during the tournament. Companies can also donate door prizes for the event. Cheques can be made payable to: Smiths Falls Police Association – Torch Run. For more information, or to register, contact Paul Klassen or Mark McGillivray at 613-283-0357.

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The Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears drafted Portland resident Connor Merkley in the first round of the CCHL 2011 Draft, held on May 18, in Gloucester. Merkley played 13 games for the Upper Canada Cyclones bantam AAA team last season, recording 19 points. The Bears selected him fifth overall in the draft. 468987

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From RedHawks to Redmen SFDCI senior boys’ basketball captain heading to McGill University ANDREW SNOOK

Vincent Dufort will be heading to “La belle province” this August. The 19-year-old who led Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute to the senior boys ‘AA’ OFSAA championship this season has a scholarship with McGill University in Montreal. “I am very excited,” he said. “It feels pretty good to finally get that off my shoulders.” He said he decided on McGill because they offered him the academic program he was seeking and an opportunity to be an impact player on the team. Dufort recently met with David DeAveiro, McGill’s men’s basketball coach, and discussed his potential role as the starting point guard for the McGill Redmen next season. “Obviously that could change over time,” Dufort said. “It depends on how hard I work this summer.” DeAveiro attended several of Dufort’s games during the regular season, in effort to recruit the RedHawks’ captain. EDUCATION IS KEY Another factor in Dufort’s decision to

choose McGill was the five-year, concurrent education program offered at the university. He said Queen’s University was another option he looking at, but they did not offer the academic program he was after. Dufort said he is planning on becoming a physical education teacher or a physiotherapist. He said choosing McGill’s program will leave “both doors open” for him to pursue. Dufort said he will move up to McGill in August, and begin playing exhibition games against ‘AA’ teams before the school year begins. He is looking forward to the new on-court challenges. ONE HAPPY DAD His father, Dan Dufort, wrote in email he thought Vincent’s decision was the best for him academically, and is a great choice for basketball. “McGill has a very good program and a very good team,” Dan said. “He has a chance to win and go to the nationals every year. “Plus, they are very interested in Vince’s style of play, and he should have a lot of minutes right away.”

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RedHawks captain Vincent Dufort is joined by his dad, Dan, after SFDCI captured the OFSAA AA Championship in March. Dufort has accepted a scholarship from McGill University. He has chosen to enrol in the school’s five-year concurrent education program. He would like to become a high school teacher, like his father, or a physiotherapist.




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Town council approves appointments to Local Immigration Partnership Council The Smiths Falls Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) council has been officially established. The appointments to the newly formed LIP council were approved by Smiths Falls Town Council at the regular meeting of town council on Monday, 16. “We are pleased with the response received from the community,� says Nicole Sullivan, coordinator for LIP. “The team that has been appointed to the LIP Council includes a broad representation of stakeholder groups, from newcomers themselves to settlement service providers, to the business community. Their combined knowledge and experience will be a valuable asset in meeting the objectives of the initiative.� The LIP Council will act as a strategic planning body that works to coordinate and enhance the integration of newcomers in the community. The community organizations and businesses represented on the LIP Council are: the Chinese and Canadian Heritage Cultural Association; TR Leger Immigrant Services; Willis College of Business, Health and Technology; Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; United Way of Lanark County; Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce and The Salvation Army, as well as newcomers to the Smiths Falls area. The first term of the LIP Council will extend until March 31, 2012, after which membership will be reviewed, to coincide with the completion of Phase One of the project. During that phase, the members of the council will develop a local settlement strategy and a corresponding implementation plan, meanwhile gathering the in-

formation and feedback necessary to support these deliverables. As part of that work, consultations will take place with newcomers, employers and service providers in the community. “The feedback gathered will guide the development of recommendations presented in the Settlement Strategy, helping to ensure that it reflects and responds to the local context,� Sullivan said. Smiths Falls is one of 45 LIP communities in Ontario with funding for the project being provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. “The creation of the Smiths Falls Local Immigration Partnership Council is an important next step in providing effective supports and services for newcomers to our area,� says Mayor Dennis Staples. An official kick-off for the LIP program in Smiths Falls is being planned for Thursday, June 16. LIP COUNCIL MEMBERS

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Visually-impaired puppet, “Renaldo Rodriguez,� explains what The following are the members of the LIP it’s like to be blind to another puppet during a show put on at council: Peter Au, Pauline Anderson, Rima St. James the Greater Elementary School on Thursday, May 19. Aristocrat, Melinda Billett, Sarah Bridson, The show, “Kids On the Block,� teaches students about disability Traci Brigham, Karen Burns, Kristina Crosbie, awareness and acceptance in the Ottawa-Carleton area. The show Major Brian Fuller, Councillor Ken Graham, was sponsored by the Smiths Falls Civitan Club. Sandy Grey, Kevin Grimes, Ming Shan Gu, Daphne Lane, David Lawrence, Kim Leach, Nancy Metcalfe, Karen Schecter, Michelle Toop, Rev. J. s0ROFESSIONALKITCHENDESIGNSERVICE Angel Valentin, and Klaas Van s)N HOUSEFINANCING RATESASLOWAS Der Meer.


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Sunday, May 29 • 1 - 3 p.m. 691 Christie Lake North Shore Rd. - Privacy, 140 feet of wonderful waterfront, low maintenance 3 bedroom summer cottage. So many extras – efficiency plus – heat pump and masonry fireplace; boathouse with sleeping accommodation, storage, hot tub; garage and workshop; boat ramp; automatic generator, etc. Glorious waterside glassed and screened room for relaxing and entertaining. $349,900. Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

Sunday, May 29 • 2 - 4 p.m. Directions: Follow 1 km west of Perth on Highway #7, watch for signs on the right. $549,000 - This 1817 stone home has been tastefully renovated and restored – approximately 3220 sq. ft., the home features 10’8” ceilings, pine & hardwood floors, original heritage 12&24 pane windows, deep sills with working interior shutters, oversized trim & mouldings and a gorgeous dream kitchen. Host: Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

Sunday, May 29 • 1 - 3 p.m. Directions: From Perth take Scotch Line (Cty. Rd. 10) west for 1 km, left on Otty Lake Side Road, left on Trillium Dr. into Maple Glen Estates, right on Otty Way to PIN# 274. 274 Otty Way - Welcome to Maple Glen Estates & and the Otty Lake lifestyle, just 5 minutes from heritage Perth. This totally renovated 3000+ square foot home offers quality & spaciousness, just a stone’s throw from the beach. $379,000. MLS#786592. Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871



$299,000 - 4 Jessie Dr., Perth. This 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with double attached garage has the space to be one of the nicest as well as the largest home in the neighbourhood, a jewel in the rough. Built in 1976 with the 2nd storey added in 1993, it needs major renovations to make the most of the offered space. Main level has living room, formal dining room, kitchen with large eat-in space (with patio door to large screened porch built over the garden/storage shed) plus family room & 2-pc. Bath. 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms and 2+ full baths. Lower level offers large recreation area with wood burning appliance, two more bedrooms & 3-pc. Bath. MLS# 792790. Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

14 Beckwith St., E., Perth $219,900 - What a fabulous location in downtown heritage Perthwalk to all amenities & activities at any time of year-one of Wampole house built in the early 1900’s-this home is in lovely condition with refinished hardwood floors on the main level, gas fireplace in the living room, spacious formal dining area opens to the updated pine kitchen complete with breakfast counter & stained glass windowloads of room in front foyer with convenient access to the powder room-upper level houses 2 bedrooms (3rd is currently used as master dressing room)-finished attic area is an ideal teenager hangout or private office space-backdoor access to large deck overlooking courtyard/patio area & fenced backyard-enclosed side porch, good dry basement-an ideal in town property-own a part of Perth’s history! MLS# 092102004001400. Sheri, 613-812-1215



In the quiet hamlet of Fallbrook, 10 minutes from Perth, is a comfortable 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a ton of country character. A large side and back yard for recreation, garden areas & shed. Original structure has been beefed up with additional 6 inch interior insulated, vapour barrier & drywalled frame for year-round comfortable living. Steel roof, newer windows and doors. $179,000. MLS# 782470 Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

RENOVATED RED BRICK FARMHOUSE – 13+ acres, 10 min. to Perth – traditional, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, red brick farmhouse built in 1895 – many renovations and updates and wonderful convenient extras added. The current owners love the privacy, sights and sounds of nature, ski and walking trails, and the relaxing warmth and character of this lovely home - you will, too! Come see it – $354,900. MLS # 777616 Call Joanne Bennell, 613-812-0505 OR Barbara Shepherd, 613 326-1361


BUNGALOW ON DUFFERIN RD. - EDGE OF TOWN $196,500 - Just a great 3 Bedroom bungalow on a country sized lot. Super sunporch for summer relaxing off the dining area, 1.5 baths, lots of light. Oversize single garage. Full basement waiting for your finishing. Enjoy lower taxes in a lovely neighbourhood almost in town. MLS # 792485 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell – 613 326-1361



$319,000 - This Victorian brick home has been tastefully updated & renovated but still maintaining the character & charm of the period. High ceilings, hardwood floors, oversized trims & moulding, and generous sized principal rooms are just a few of the prominent features. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

BURGESSWOOD ESTATES – Light and bright, elevated ceilings, lovely, welcoming and spacious 5 bedroom home - 2 on upper level and 3 on lower walkout level along with full bath and family room - on a pretty and private 2.81 acre lot in this wonderful community only 10-15 minutes to Perth. Separate dining room or another bedroom on upper level. Many updates. 200 acres of recreational land and 4000 feet of gorgeous waterfront for residents. $328,900. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361


97 acre hobby farm featuring a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom stone home with walk-up attic and renovated kitchen, detached double garage, barns with 7 box stalls/tackroom, and steel machine shed. Beautiful land within 7 kms of Perth, very private. $469,900. MLS# 091191602502300 Call Christian Allan for more details 613-207-0834





$285,000 – Finally a cottage you can just move into & start enjoying the summer. 125 Feet of clean black lake frontage with southern exposure. Decks at water’s edge and off the front of the cottage. Screened-in porch. Neat & tidy open concept kitchen/dining/living area. 2 good sized bedrooms & 3-piece bath. 2 furnished bunkies to handle guests. Great access for year round use. Immediate occupancy. MLS# 789717 Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

$289,000 – 190 feet of southern exposure on Black Lake, 20 minutes west of Perth. Typical Canadian Shield setting, cottage is perched atop a rocky point providing a fantastic view of the west end of the lake. Charming & rustic 1970 cottage has screened porch overlooking the lake. Combination living/dining area with brick fireplace. Pine interior walls.Two bedrooms and a newer 4-pc. bath. A workshop/bunkhouse sits by a protected boat slip & boat rack. A tool shed is at the back of the lot. MLS# 789677 Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

Pike Lake - $309,000 - 800 ft. frontage and 6 well-treed acres is the setting for this 3 bedroom furnished “Viceroy” cottage with solitude and beautiful sunset views. Enjoy both your own small private clean bay as well as weed-free frontage along the south shore of this deep water lake. Storage shed, docks, rafts and one older sail boat included. Bob Ferguson (c) 613-812-8871

$469,000 - Perfect Big Rideau setting, sandy frontage, level lot, million-dollar sunsets. The 76x224 foot lot has a well appointed 2 bedroom bungalow featuring a covered verandah overlooking the lake - newer family room addition. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

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OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 28 • 1 - 2:30 p.m. 469 Christie Lake Rd., Perth - Wonderful family home fronting on the Tay River only 3 kms from Perth. 3+2 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms incl. en suite, sun room, in-law suite with separate entrance, appliances included, double attached garage, new shingles (2010), new HE propane furnace (2009). $349,000. MLS# 785059 Christian & Norene Allan, 613-207-0834



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DEDICATING A GIFT The Royal Canadian Air Force Association received a special gift from local artist Valerie Hudson this month. Hudson painted this mural to honour the men and women who served in the force, as well as those who still serve today. From left, Gary Robbins, Anson Edmunds, Enid Rabb, Jack Rabb and Valerie Hudson.

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$295,000. Mississppi Lake: 2 bdrm open concept cottage w/ 60’ frontage and South-West exposure. Phenomenal sunsets. Wheelchair accessible. Excellent rental history. Large windows in living rm facing the lake. Furniture & appliances included. Flat grass lot and rocky, sandy WF. Spend your summers on the deck enjoying the great lake view! Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

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Calvary Christian Academy (CCA) first opened its doors in September, 1997, with a handful of students in junior kindergarten. The philosophy of the CCA is to teach the whole child, focusing on “developing minds, building character and nurturing faith.” After 14 years, CCA has grown to include 130 students from JK to Grade 8. It is with excitement that the CCA will be expanding in September 2011, to include an Apple Seeds pre-school program, licensed under the Day Nurseries Act. The program will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a three-hour morning or afternoon time slot. The adult-to-children ratio is 1:8, with a classroom maximum of 16 children. The target age range is two-and-a-half to five years old. Social researchers have found that the most important years in a child’s development are those from one to six. The instruction children receive, and the habits formed during these years, affect their ability to learn and progress through their years of formal education. Understanding the importance of these early formative years, Apple Seeds will strive to meet the needs and interests of each child through cooperative learning experiences that promote exploration by learning to ask questions and making choices that lead to success. Through the nurturing and encouragement they receive during these learning experiences, children will gain feelings of competence leading to kindergarten readiness and future academic success. If you have any questions about Calvary Christian Academy, or the new Apple Seeds program, contact 613-283-5089, or visit Submitted by the Calvary Christian Academy.

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RIDEAU LAKES ACTIVITY BROCHURE AVAILABLE The Township of Rideau Lakes’ Community and Leisure Services Summer Activity brochure is now available. For a copy, call Sue at 1-800-928-2250. THURSDAY MAY 26 - There will be a swap night at the Asilio (25A Main St. W.) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. New and gently used goods will be available. Bring something that someone could use and who knows what you’ll find. Admission is $1 at the door FRIDAY, MAY 27 TO SATURDAY, MAY 28 - Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute will host High School Rhapsody, its first musical in more than a decade. Evening shows are $15, and will take place at 7 p.m. on May 27 and 28. The matinee is $10, and will take place at 2 p.m. on May 28. SATURDAY, MAY 28 TO SUNDAY, MAY 29 - The annual craft fair, bake sale and quilt display will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lombardy Agricultural Building and is sponsored by the Antique Car Club. For more information, call Lois at 613-283-6240.

SATURDAY, MAY 28 - The Smiths Falls Wal-Mart will host a carnival day fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds go towards the Children’s Miracle Network and Wal-Mart’s Walk for Miracles. For more information, contact 613-284-0838. - The Frankton Lilac Festival will take place at Centennial Hall in Franktown, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a pancake breakfast, lunch, bake sale, barbecue, live music, a craft market and children’s activities. - The Pink Rockets Rockin’ Yard Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario. Proceeds will go towards the Canadian Cancer Society. The museum will take $2 off admission price for anyone who buys something at the yard sale. For more information or to donate and item, contact Chrissy at 613-6820808, or email SUNDAY, MAY 29 - The Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 will host its Main Street Jamboree, with live music from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will take place at 5 p.m. There will be an Open Stage. Entertainers are no charge. Spouses and children aged 12 and under are $6. Everyone else is $12. There will be share the wealth ticket draws and free dinner draws. - The Lombardy Karting Association will host Race 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lombardy Fair Grounds. The races are free for all to attend. Driver categories range from Novice,

Junio’s, and Seniors box stock (ages seven to adult). For more information, contact Gord Costello at 613-283-7004 or email - The annual Air Cadet Inspection will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. Everyone is welcome to come out and see the Air Cadets. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 - The Toastmasters Club will host an open house at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre from 7 to 9 p.m. The guest speaker will be Chris Ford, former president and a retired Brigadier General. THURSDAY, JUNE 2 - Cruise-In Nights’ 14th annual Car Nights will take place from, 6 to 8 p.m., at 114 Lombard St., at the WalMart parking lot). This unique car display offers a weekly location for everyone to showcase their favourite vehicles. All car classes, styles, makes and models are welcome. There will be prizes and a 50/50 draw. For more information, contact Don Bates, at 613-283-1297 or 613-2648218. FRIDAY, JUNE 3 - There will be a pot luck at the Montague and District Seniors ForgetMe-Not Club. The pot luck will start at 5:30 p.m. There will be four-hand euchre at 7 p.m. For more information, call Lois at 613-283-6240.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 - The second annual car rally in memory of Jean Bradley will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Smiths Falls Curling and Squash Club. Pre-registration will begin at 10 a.m. Starting time will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per vehicle, and a non-perishable food item (only 100 vehicles). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank. There will be prizes for first and second place. For more information, contact 613-283-4700, or email - The Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation’s Charity Golf Tournament will take place from noon to 8 p.m., at the Lombard Glen Golf and Country Club. All levels of golfer ability are welcome. For more information, or to register, contact Lise Smith or Heather Whiting at 613-283-9743 or email sfchfoundation@ SUNDAY, JUNE 5 - The Toledo Legion will host a dance featuring Sage Brush (Malboureens). Doors open at 1 p.m. Dancing will take place from 2 to 5 p.m., followed by a hot meal served at 5 p.m. Admission is $12. - Doors Open Smiths Falls will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in various locations across town. It is a free event inviting visitors to explore unique and historic buildings, including personal homes, businesses and other special locations. For more information, contact Leisa Purdon Bellat 613-283-4124, ext. 1150, or email


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