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Year 6, Issue 26

Former Police Chief Reg Wride was inducted into the Hall of Fame. His daughter, Donna Hellyer, accepts the award from Mayor Dennis Staples.

Town set to entice doctors



The doctor is ‘in.’ That’s the sign residents in Smiths Falls are hoping to see sooner than later, and the newly formed Smiths Falls Physician Recruitment Task Force is planning on making that happen. The task force was created in response to the current shortage of family physicians in Smiths Falls and its surrounding communities. Its main purpose is to focus on ways to recruit and retain physicians in the area. The task force is chaired by Bob Cheetham, the town’s manager of economic development. The need for the task force was identified through a community stakeholder group comprised of various local healthcare providers. The stakeholders’ group had been meeting since the death of Dr. G.A.N. Murty in January, and the retirement of two additional doctors. The task force will work with the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, the community health centre, the chamber of commerce and local physicians to develop “a comprehensive, integrated recruitment and retention strategy that will attract physicians to the community of Smiths Falls.” Cheetham said ideally the task force would like to recruit eight new physicians, but they will start trying to recruit four. “It’s a moving target,” Cheetham said. “Dr. Murty was carrying a large patient load. Most doctors don’t want to take on more than 1,100 to 1,200 patients. They want more life balance… we’d love to have eight more, but will pursue getting four initially and hopefully entice more.” Cheetham said many doctors are looking for a turnkey operation to set up shop and have many amenities available right away. See ‘Town’ page 2

MEDALISTS These girls took part in the Smiths Falls Classic on Sunday, the oldest triathlon in Canada. Participants celebrated its 32nd running.


1-2-3! Great North Wrestling fans enjoyed a performance at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre.


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SCHOOL’S OUT, FOREVER! Lombardy Public School principal Susan Todd enjoys a trip down the slide at her school’s playground on Thursday, June 23. Todd is celebrating her retirement in addition to the end of the school year. Congratulations Susan, enjoy your retirement!

Celebrate Canada Day THIS WEEK STAFF Looking for a way to enjoy Canada’s 144th birthday? The Town of Smiths Falls has organized a variety of events for Friday, July 1, so get ready to par-

ticipate in a plethora of patriotic pleasantries. The town’s festivities begin with registration at 10 a.m. for the bicycle decorating contest. Judging will commence at 10:30 a.m. The parade will kick off

at 11 a.m., with the procession travelling from Town Hall to Centennial Park. At noon, the opening ceremonies will commence with a presentation to the bicycle contest winners. See ‘Canada’ page 2

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From ‘Town’ page 1 He said the task force would like to see a turnkey operation up and running, “as soon as can reasonably be done.” Cheetham said a few people have expressed interest in a turnkey facility, including Guy Saumure Construction, who indicated an interest in expanding operations at Cornelia Court, located at 91 Cornelia St. W.

needs to help doctors and their families feel welcome in town and integrate them into the community. “I think it’s about quality of life experience,” Cheetham said. “Whatever organizations we have, make sure we introduce them, give them an opportunity to become part of the community and not just someone who’s working and providing a service.”

RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION STARTS AT HOME Cheetham added that doctors’ families need to be given serious consideration to help attract and retain doctors in town. “All so often there’s all this time spent recruiting a doctor and we forget about the wives and children,” Cheetham said. “He’s only going to be efficient and stay as long as his family is happy. In many cases, the spouse is also a professional, so we have to look at how we can deal with placement in that.” He added that local residents play a vital role in retaining physicians, and the community

TASK FORCE MEMBERS The task force is comprised of Cheetham, Peter McKenna, executive director of the Merrickville District Community Health and Services Centre; Todd Stepanuik, CEO of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital; Graeme Hendry, family physician; representative from the Smiths Falls and District Chamber of Commerce and Abby Leavitt, partnership coordinator for South East, Health Force Ontario. The task force plans to add an additional member of the community at a later date.

Canada celebrates 144 years From ‘Celebrate’ page 1 A performance by the Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe Band will follow. From 1 to 4 p.m., there will be a variety of free, family, funfilled activities for young and old alike, including live entertainment and music under the water tower, inflatable games, food, beverage, crafts and other types of vendors. Fireworks will take place at 10

p.m. at Lower Reach Park. KNOW YOUR HISTORY? The Heritage House Museum will host its Great Canadian History Quiz, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Test your knowledge of Canada’s history and receive a free gift. Regular admission fee applies. For information, contact 613-283-6311 or heritagehouse@

UCDSB approves $350.7-million budget THIS WEEK STAFF The Upper Canada District School Board has approved its budget for the next school year at $350.7 million, which represents an increase of $15 million above last year. “Our budget is balanced and is in compliance with all ministry expectations,” said chair Greg Pietersma. “We commend the Ministry of Education for providing our board with specific envelopes of funding to address our unique needs such as the $2.1 million Geographic Circumstances Grant, which recognizes the enrolment challenges faced by small, rural schools,” he explained. To support the board’s Building 2020 initiative, Rideau District High School in Elgin, Gananoque Secondary School will be changing their grade structures to grades 7 to 12. Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) and North Dundas District High School are the board’s other schools that comprise the four schools to change its structure. Next year, the Building 2020 process will continue with Athens, Almonte, Brockville, Carleton Place, North Grenville and Rockland families of schools jumping on board. The relocation of Kinsmen Vincent Massey School programs and services to CCVS and Central Public School in Cornwall will also take place in September 2012. In all, the Building 2020 process has seen the closure of 11 schools to date, with Maple

“After dealing with our deficit in a timely fashion, we now find ourselves well positioned, through continuous improvement, to more effectively pursue our goal of a 90 per cent graduation rate.” Rick Gales Ridge and General Vanier Intermediate School scheduled to close in September 2011 and Carambeck Elementary School still scheduled to close effective September 2012. “The board’s smooth transition of all of these changes, through the Building 2020 process, is testament to our strategic plan and the support of our school principals and communities,” said Rick Gales, superintendent of business. “After dealing with our deficit in a timely fashion, we now find ourselves well positioned, through continuous improvement, to more effectively pursue our goal of a 90 per cent graduation rate.” Gales added that the 2011-12 budget is a good-news story. “All the services that the Board of Trustees fought to preserve are intact,” he said.

“This does not mean status quo, it means some changes will occur to strengthen the board’s position in support of student learning and outcomes.” It was noted that 86 per cent of the board’s government funding is determined by the level of student enrolment. At the elementary school, enrolment has leveled off while secondary school enrolment continues to decline because of the demographics of eastern Ontario. “That is the reality for all school boards in this part of the province,” said Pietersma. “We have implemented several key strategies to support all of our students in the interest of seeing a higher percentage of graduates at our high schools.” Those initiatives include: • Full-day early learning programs; • Enhanced supports for Native studies courses (one of the highest number of courses offered in the province); • Transitioning to Learning Commons to support the resource demands of 21st century learners; • Innovative professional learning programs for teachers, support staff and principals; • Specialist high skills majors; • Literacy, numeracy projects; • Computer technology; • School success plans; and, • Special education and differentiated instruction. By this September, the board will offer those programs in 23 elementary schools – 14 with the Early Learning Program and nine with the Ready 2 Learn Program.


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Steven Silver was recognized for his years of service in municipal politics.

CAO Silver wins Prestige Award for years of municpal work LAURIE WEIR

Steven Silver has been a chief administrative officer for 35 years, celebrating that milestone on June 1 this year. The current CAO of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Silver was recognized with the Prestige Award from the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers on June 21 in Toronto. “It’s very humbling to be recognized by your peers,” Silver said. “It’s not an individual award, but a team award. I work with a talented team of individuals.” Silver says the best part of his job – and perhaps one he spends most of his time doing – is dealing with human resources issues. “Trying to find solutions to conflicts and trying to keep an unbiased opinion is the most rewarding part of the job,” he said. “I enjoy looking at the challenges and trying to come up with a solution.” AMCTO, the largest municipal professional association in Ontario, and the leading professional development organization for municipal administrative staff, presents the Prestige Award annually to a member in recognition of a career of outstanding commitment to the ideals of the association and exceptional contributions to the municipal profession. Silver has been a mentor to his colleagues and has always encouraged his staff to pursue ongoing professional development opportunities. He is on the AMCTO board of directors and has also served on the boards of a number of other municipal professional associations, including the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Ontario Municipal Management Institute. Silver has also served twice as secretary-treasurer of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus, is an AMO representative on the Accessibility Standards Working Group of the Ministry of Community

Services since 2009. Silver has also been recognized for his active leadership role in the communities in which he has worked or lived. County Warden Mel Campbell said he was proud of Silver and his accomplishments. “We at the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are extremely proud of our CAO Steven Silver, and especially appreciate this recognition afforded to him by AMCTO. He has a great personality of being so willing to give of his knowledge and of mentoring his subordinates. “Silver has provided excellent direction and guidance to counties council during his time here and it is very much appreciated.” Even in his downtime, Silver doesn’t totally decompress when he’s away from the office. “I still am connected,” he said. “I have my Blackberry and I’m able to stay on top of things.” Silver admits that he enjoys a good game of golf – “the walking part of the game” – and has fun with his granddaughters, Alora and Siena. He and his wife Linda reside in Kingston and they have two children, Rebecca and Kurtis. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Silver has been a member of many organizations, including as chair, vice-chair, and member of: • Government Education Advisory Committee – St. Lawrence College • Kingston Frontenac United Way Campaign; • Lanark County Housing Corporation • Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation; • 1000 Islands Health Services Committee. • Justice of the Peace Judicial Review Council – a six-year appointment by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council.

This month there will be work on the following streets: Chambers, Victoria, Davidson and Vincent Street. Notifications will be provided to home owners and announcements will be made on Jack FM once schedules have been determined. We ask for your patience and drive safe around these areas. For further information please contact Vanessa Bernicky (613.283.4124 – Ext 1147). Abbott Street Construction should be completed very soon. We are hoping that construction will be completed within the bridge closure timeframes pending scheduling (June 31st). However, there may be an extension of the existing detour to ensure asphalt works are completed. We thank all residents and business owners for their patience.

THE COMPOST SITE (for grass clippings, leaves and brush) will open for the season beginning Saturday, May 7th, 8am to 4pm. and will be open every Saturday until Saturday November 19th. Should you have leaves or brush and cannot make the set times please contact the Town Hall for other arrangements 613.283.4124 Ext. 1171. Loads will be checked for contents. Anyone depositing garbage or other unacceptable waste is subject to a fine by the Municipality and Ministry of the Environment. The site is open to residents of Smiths Falls and Drummond/ North Elmsley only. Identification showing residency is required! DO NOT PLACE OR LEAVE ANY MATERIAL AT THE COMPOST SITE GATE!

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DEPOT: The Household Hazardous Waste Depot held in Carleton Place will be open from June 4th to Sept 17th inclusive. It is open on Saturdays only from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

MARRIAGE LICENCES: Application and Requirements are available at our website or contact 613.283-4124 Ext. 1101 if you require further information. The marriage licenses are issued by appointment only.

DECORATION DAY Decoration Day, Sunday July 24th, 1:30 p.m., Hillcrest Cemetery.....bring a lawn chair! For more info contact Gerald at 283-4247

CANADA DAY CELEBRATION Events July 1st, 2011: 10:00 a.m. Registration for Bicycle/Wagon Decorating at Town Hall, Kinsmen Park – 10:00 a.m. sponsored by the EMC. 10:30 a.m. Judging of Bicycle/Wagon Decorating Contest at the Town Hall, Smiths Falls. 11:00 a.m. Parade leaves from the Town Hall to Centennial Park. 11:30 a.m. Smiths Falls Lions food booth; Big Steve’s Gril; Canal/Railway Festival; Candy Floss and Popcorn; Inflatable games, face painting, assorted vendors, etc. 12:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 1:00 p.m. Live Entertainment LOWER REACH PARK 10:00 p.m. FIRE WORKS AT LOWER REACH PARK NOTE: Should our Canada Day Fireworks Display be rained out, the rain date will be the Sunday night of our Canal and Railway Festival, 10:00 P.M. sharp in Lower Reach Park.

NEW ARENA FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE The Smiths Falls New Arena Fundraising Committee are hosting a dance on SATURDAY JULY 2nd Location - Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre Time - 7pm – 1am Featuring the Continental’s; Paper Dream; ESP; Doherty Brothers, Big Act and Fred Dickson and the Roots Revival Band! Tickets $12 p.p. at Town Hall, Arena, other locations tba Contact:

YARD SALES (BY-LAW 7851-2004): Please note that although no permit is required for a yard sale sign, they are not permitted on Town owned property. In order to post a yard sale sign, permission

must be obtained from the property owner. Yard sale signs may be posted in any permitted location after 5 p.m. the day preceding the day of the sale and removed by 7 p.m. the final day of the sale. Failure to remove a yard sale sign is subject to a fine of $50.00.

FINAL TAX BILLS: Final tax bills are mailed out around the end of May, 2011. If you have not received your bill by mid June, please call 613-283-4124 and ask for Taxes. There are two installment dates: June 30th 2011 and August 31st 2011. The Final Tax Bill is mailed to every property owner regardless of how the taxes are paid.

MESSAGES FROM THE SMITHS FALLS FIRE DEPARTMENT Barbeques on balconies: While there are no bylaws in Smiths Falls regarding barbeques on balconies, Provincial legislation prohibits the use of storage of propane inside a building. The requirements are as follows: • If permitted by the Condominium Act of your building: or permitted by the building owner or property manager of a rental property. • The balcony is open ( no enclosures or walls have been erected) • Propane cylinders are transported in a service elevator. When there are no service elevators, you may use the passenger elevator, but you must be alone. • Cylinders are kept outdoors • The barbeque is kept clear of combustible material as listed on the barbecue’s rating plate or in the certified instructions. • The propane cylinder relief valve is at least one meter horizontally from any building opening below it, and three meters from a building air intake. • Propane cannot be stored inside any structure. Under no circumstances are propane barbeque cylinders that use POL 20 pound cylinders to be used or stored inside a building, attached garage or on a balcony of a high rise apartment building as the balcony in these buildings is considered a part of the structure. Electric and Briquette Barbeques can be used on an apartment balcony. General safety requirements are to keep the barbeque one meter (three feet) away from any combustibles (wood railings, siding etc) and three meters (10 feet) from any combustible overhang, such as a porch roof.

FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS • To minimize the risk of fire and burn injury, the fire service does not recommend family fireworks or informal neighbourhood displays. • The fire service recommends attending public fireworks displays hosted by your municipality or other responsible organization. • If you still choose to have a family fireworks or an informal neighbourhood display, check with your local fire department about regulations regarding fireworks. Here are some important safety tips to be followed: • Appoint a responsible adult to be in charge. • Carefully read and follow the label directions on fireworks packaging. • Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by when discharging fireworks. • Discharge fireworks well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass. • Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged. • Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground. For dud fireworks, it is best to wait 30 minutes and soak them in a bucket of water. Dispose of them in a metal container. • Discharge fireworks only if wind conditions do not create a safety hazard. • Keep sparklers away from children. Sparklers burn extremely hot and can ignite clothing, cause blindness and result in severe burns. As the sparkler wire remains hot for some minutes after burnout, it should be immediately soaked in water to avoid injury. • If someone gets burned, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes and seek medical attention, if necessary. For more information contact: Smiths Falls Fire Department Fire Prevention Officer - Pascal Meunier 613-283-5869 ext. 1301 or





JULY MEETINGS: Monday, July 4 - Regular Meeting of Council, 5 p.m. Monday, July 11 - Committee of the Whole, 5 p.m. Monday, July 18 - Regular Meeting of Council, 5 p.m. Monday, July 25 - Committee of the Whole, 5 p.m.

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Police briefs FEMALE ARRESTED FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING Police arrested and charged a 28-year-old Smiths Falls woman with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Over 80 and Possession of a Controlled Substance on June 19. Police observed and stopped a vehicle that was swerving on Elmsley St. N. on this date. Police pulled the vehicle over, and upon further inspection, observed that the driver had been drinking. The woman was escorted to the police station for a breath test and her samples read 178 and 177 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood. During a search, police also found a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana in the woman’s possession. She was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking. She was scheduled to appear in Perth court on June 27.

Undertaking. He is scheduled to appear in Perth court on July 18. LARGE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT STOLEN Sometime between 10 a.m. June 18 and 10:45 a.m. on June 19, suspects stole an air-conditioning unit from a business on Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls. The external air-conditioning unit is large, approximately four by five feet and beige in colour. Police say culprits would have cut the wires as it was wired into the building. The Smiths Falls Police Service is urging anyone with further information regarding these or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477). OPP CHARGE WOMAN WITH DRUG OFFENCES

BREAK AND ENTER ON LANARK STREET Sometime between June 13 and 18, suspects broke into a residence on Lanark Street, Smiths Falls. Suspects forced their way into the home through the front door. A portable stereo and electric guitar were stolen. MAN CHARGED WITH THEFT


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Smiths Falls Deputy Chief of Police Bob Dowdall accepts a cheque from Drummond Gas store operations manager John Cromwell on Thursday, June 23 at Drummond Gas on Highway 15 in Smiths Falls. The $1030.98 donation went towards the upkeep of the Smiths Falls section of the Cataraqui Trail.

Police arrested and charged a 40-year-old Perth man for attempting to steal a drill from a store on Ferrara Drive on June 18. It is alleged that on June 17, the accused exited the store with an expensive drill that he failed to pay for, and fled in a vehicle after being asked to show his receipt by store employees. The man has been charged with Theft Under $5,000 and Breach of Probation. He was released on a Promise to Appear and

On June 17, members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau — Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) — Project Paradigm, Smiths Falls Police Service and Lanark County OPP members conducted a vehicle stop south of the Town of Carleton Place. As a result of the vehicle stop, police seized $17,000 in pills, cocaine and marihuana from the vehicle that led to a subsequent search of a Carleton Place female residence. As well, more than $6,000 in Canadian currency was also seized. The female from Carleton Place has been charged with Possession of Schedule 1 substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. She was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking given to an Officer in Charge to appear at the Provincial Court in Perth on Aug. 22.


Programs for students passionate about improving the lives of children By Frank Giorno

Kingston Learning Centre (KLC)is committed to training skilled classroom Educational Assistants and Child and Youth Workers who can help special needs children and youth succeed in the classroom and in life. The Educational Assistant program is designed to provide dedicated men and women with the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary to assist special needs children in a school setting. The Child and Youth Worker program trains people to work with individuals and families facing behavioural issues. In each case, candidates are individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of children and young people facing major life challenges. Education Assistant Program “We are looking for ways to expand our approach to training future educational assistants to work with children with autism,” says Norman Rudd, Program Supervisor for the EA program in Whitby and Richmond Hill. The EA program also provides training in First aid, CPR, non-violent crisis prevention and intervention that is specific to dealing with children with autism. These additional important components to the Educational Assistant program are taught by guest speakers who are experts in the field. Supervisor and instructor Norman Rudd was a Special Education administrator and consultant. He has received the Educational Leader of the Year Award from the Council for Exceptional Children. Child and Youth Worker Program The CYW program prepares students to provide frontline treatment to emotionally troubled and disturbed children and youth. Students receive specific training related to child management techniques, family support interventions, therapeutic relationships, designing treatment programs (tor both individuals and groups) and working within multi disciplinary teams. They specialize in supporting change with children, youth and their families who have a range of social, emotional and behavioural challenges,and they learn how to implement a range of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies including crisis intervention, conflict management, problem solving, counselling, activity programming and group work. “This course is presented-through a combination of online, independent and classroom study; this format allows students to continue to work while they earn their CYW diploma. It is a fast growing field of study, offering graduates a wide 477187 klc_spec

variety of career opportunities” says Rick Skinner, Program Supervisor. Graduates can expect to find employment in the following areas: •residential treatment centres •children’s mental health centres •group homes/youth detention centres •educational services (Boards of Education) •day treatment centres •social service agencies (Family and Children’s Services) •self-employment initiatives At this point the Child and Youth Worker Program is offered only through the Smiths Falls campus. The staff includes Debbie Jonkman, M.S.W. and Richard Skinner, Principal (retired), Upper Canada District School Board. KLC programs are unique in that they offer a condensed curriculum, allowing the EA students to graduate in one year and the CYW students in two years. KLC curricula comply with all Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements, and KLC students complete the classroom and placement portions of the program in compliance with all Ministry regulations. The shorter time period allows graduates to enter the work force sooner. In order to assist KLC graduates find employment, both programs include a job readiness course to prepare students for their job search. Topics covered include, resume writing, cover letter and interview skills—a vital component for securing a job. At KLC students learn in a supportive and stimulating environment: “My whole experience with KLC was amazing. The knowledge I gained concerning special education and the skills I learned in dealing with students with extreme behaviours has paid off time and time again. I use this knowledge and these skills daily at my job. I was hired 3 months after graduation and have been told in more than one interview that I have a greater understanding of children with special needs than many others with many more years’ experience than I. The small class sizes and the career oriented curriculum and the more than knowledgeable staff make KLC a top rate choice in college education.” Lori Wilson (EA graduate) Students with a passion for helping to improve the lives of children and youth may enrol for the EA program and the Youth Worker Program now for the September sessions. Students who are accepted into KLC’s EA and Youth Worker programs may be eligible for assistance under the Ontario Student Assistant Program.



The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has been granted full accreditation by Accreditation Canada following its fourday, on-site survey in October, 2010. Full Accreditation status is the highest level achievable. The hospital met 1,238 of the quality dimensions, scoring a 95 per cent compliance rate – a testament to commitment to safe, quality patient care. “I congratulate our staff, physicians and volunteers. The level of their dedication, compassion and commitment to delivering pa-

tient care excellence is reflected in this accreditation result. Our community can be very proud of them,” said Larry Sparks, chair of the hospital’s board of directors. The accreditation process involved a self-assessment by the board of directors and 12 hospital quality improvement teams and an on-site visit by two accreditation surveyors. The site visit included a review of documentation, interviews, facility tours and focus group meetings with hospital teams and community partners.

Looking back at a REAL successful year ANDREW SNOOK

The Rideau Environmental Action League held its annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 22, at the REAL Deal Store in Smiths Falls. The focus of the AGM was looking back at successful projects from the past year and acknowledging its hard working volunteers. REAL board member Barb Hicks said the main projects touched on at this year’s AGM were its community garden, the Rideau volunteers’ program, and REAL being granted charitable status. “In the community garden we went from four plots last summer to eight plots this summer,” she said. “We’ll have to wait and see what kind of interest we stir up next summer.” Long-time volunteers Carolyn Fraser, Pat Foulkes and Tom Foulkes were handed lifetime memberships for their hard work and dedication. Fraser was REAL’s treasurer for the past 12 years, while Pat and Tom Foulkes were recognized for their generosity and being “good advocates for REAL.” Hicks said Tom convinced Smiths Falls town council to create a liaison position between REAL and the town. Coun. Ken Graham is currently the REAL liaison for the town. REAL also played host to Bob Argue from EcoPerth, who was a guest speaker at the meeting. Argue spoke about solar panel installations. Hicks said the organization is considering installing solar panels on the roof the REAL Deal Store. LANDFILL DIVERSION According to Susan Brandum, REAL’s environmental project

manager, the REAL Deal Store diverted 26,000 kilograms of waste from landfills. Although Smiths Falls residents made up the highest percentage of donations and purchases over the year, several other municipalities utilized REAL’s services, including the Township of Rideau Lakes, Township of Drummond/North Elmsley, Montague Township, Perth, MerrickvilleWolford, Prescott, Westport, the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, Carleton Place and Tay Valley Township. FUTURE GOALS Hicks said some of REAL’s goals for the future are offering energy audit services for local residents and businesses, a storm water reduction program, creating a rainwater garden at the Smiths Falls Public Library and continuing to improve the Take It Back Recyclopedia.

The two Accreditation Canada surveyors used a technique called a “tracer” to follow the path of a patient or an administrative process to gather evidence about how our organization ensures that quality and patient safety is met in the services we provide. The tracers included discussions with front-line staff, patients, family and physicians. Following the on-site survey last June, Accreditation Canada issued a forecast report containing a summary of survey findings and improvement conditions to address before issuing the final report. The new and demanding Accreditation Canada process called “Qmentum” has resulted in most organizations receiving a forecast report with conditions, prior to the final report awarding full accreditation. The hospital submitted evidence of having met all conditions by the March 31, 2011 deadline and has now achieved full accreditation status. The site visit included a review of documentation, team interviews, facility tours and focus group meetings with various stakeholders. The recent survey included direct feedback from patients and their families and other community stakeholders such as other hospitals within the area and the Community Care Access Centre. The feedback from the community and stakeholders provided powerful insight to the hospital and staff, reinforcing the community’s valuing and expectations of the services offered by the hospital. “Accreditation is validation of the great work we do every day in promoting excellence and quality in patient care,” said Todd Stepanuik, president

and CEO. “This award reflects the tremendous work that takes place every day at the hospital and I wish to thank our entire staff, volunteers, physicians and our board of directors for contributing to this process and for their continued dedication to those we serve. Results like these do not just happen. Our people make them happen.” The volunteer accreditation process is used by the hospital and other Canadian hospitals for the purpose of evaluating one’s services against the national standard of delivery and to continuously better the quality of patient care. Cathy Cassidy-Gifford, manager for quality, added, “I am proud of this accomplishment and I would like to commend all staff, physicians, volunteers and board members for their hard work and dedication to continually improve the quality of care and services we provide.” A conditional report was received last November, which indicated there were some areas that required improvement. These matters were addressed in March of this year. Full accreditation was received in April. STRENGTHS In the report by Accreditation Canada, the hospital was praised for its strong emphasis on patient safety. Other strengths included: • Quality service close to home is a mantra that guides the organization. The array of services for a community hospital of this size is indeed impressive. • What lies behind the success is the people of the organization, they live the hospital’s values every day. • There is a very high caliber of professionalism and expertise.

BOARD NAMES The current REAL board of directors is comprised of Peter Au, Larry Manson, Karen Schecter, Betty Davis, Scott Lumsden and Barb Hicks. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Hicks said REAL is currently looking for a volunteer coordinator. She said the organization is not certain they will be able to find funding to pay anyone for the position, and is hoping someone will step forward and volunteer. REAL is also looking for a new board members, particularly someone interested in the role of treasurer. Anyone interested in volunteering with REAL, or looking for more information about its programs, can visit, or contact 613-283-9500, or


• This is an organization that has really embraced the quality philosophy. • There is good communication across the organization. • The hospital is held in high esteem by the community. In the coming weeks, the hospital will fly the Accreditation Canada banners at the exterior of each hospital site. “The level of effort and engagement that we saw leading up to the accreditation survey was truly exceptional,” said Stepanuik. “There was an incredible level of collaboration from across all areas of the organization, and ultimately, it resulted in a truly remarkable outcome. “In my discussions with the surveyors, it was particularly apparent that what they found especially notable was how we are able to achieve such significant successes while facing the current challenge of balancing our budget by March 31, 2011, and simultaneously preparing to complete, appropriately staff and equip the Smiths Falls redevelopment project. “It has been a challenge, but our efforts are clearly paying off. As one of the surveyors pointed out, she would be very proud to have one of her family members cared for at our hospital and she would be equally proud to work here too.” “Despite a very challenging and constantly changing health care environment, our hospital continues to achieve successes and the recognition that accompanies them,” commented Sparks. “As a lifelong resident of Perth and Smiths Falls, I could not be prouder of the organization and the quality of service it provides to our community and the region.” Submitted by the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.

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his is a time of transition for some of the young people in the community. Yes, it is the time of graduations or school leaving or farewell ceremonies. Call them what you will. It is the time when young people have completed the course of study at one level of schooling and are moving on to another. It could be moving from grade five to a grade six middle school environment; it could be moving from grade six to a junior high school setting; or it could be going from high school to university, college or the world of work. It is, for these young people, a time of change, a time of transition. But what is great about all of this is that these days, more than ever before, the young people are ready for these changes and, in fact, are looking forward to them. They mean new surroundings, new circumstances but also exciting new challenges and opportunities. It is a time for optimism, not a time of regret or sadness. In all these transitions, though, there is much appreciation. Teachers are thanked and acknowledged for the role that they have played in the development of the students in their care. They have used their skills and their empathy to help develop in these youth the abilities and talents and skills that they will carry forward with them for the rest of their lives. Those leaving elementary school will take with them literacy, reading and math skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. Those leaving high school will carry with them the ability to think and to work with others, a solid base on which to grow and to go on to make a difference in our world. So, it is a time for these youth to look back on what they have accomplished and how they have grown through their schooling and it is also a time for these youth to look ahead, at all of the opportunities that lie ahead, first mainly in further schooling but eventually as contributing members of society and a community. This should be a time of extreme optimism for society in general; our youth are learning and growing and are becoming well equipped to take their place as tomorrow’s leaders and contributors. It is one of the best times of the year.

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n the 20-some years as a journalist, I have had three bylines and worked at a few community papers in Morrisburg, Gananoque and Westport. That’s not something I’m bragging about… just the opposite in fact. You’re probably thinking, wow, that’s The Underwood some newshound… Chronicles she doesn’t even know her own name. The past year has been a bit of a whirlwind at best. It’s time I settled down and let my hair relax. In the past two years, I’ve dropped husband number two, moved home to Mama’s (much to her chagrin, I’m sure); left a job in Gananoque, moved to Richmond (much to Mama’s delight); advanced to a news editor from a sports editor role; moved back home to Mama’s (yes, you know the routine) and now have landed in the Perth Courier office and will be in Smiths Falls on a weekly basis – I think my hair is still trying to



catch up. Last month, when the editor-in-chief asked me if I would be interested in transferring to the Valley, I jumped at the chance. I leapt around the office like I was on some kind of hallucinogenic drug from the ’70s. I didn’t really care to where I was being transferred, or whether or not I had a parachute. I would be pleased to go to the moon. It was out of the city. Perth you say? Yipee! Am I there yet? This is now new home, and my new gig: news editor for the Courier and Smiths Falls This Week. I’m looking forward to working with an already established news team, and one of the reporters is a former colleague from my Gananoque days. What is clearly a ‘full circle’ moment in my new situation is that I grew up not far from Smiths Falls in Rideau Lakes Township and my grandmother lives in Jasper. I’m anticipating all the stories that will unfold here, and getting acquainted with you, the people who make it work. Don’t be afraid to let me know what you think as I’m only a phone call away.

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Last Friday, I spent my birthday weekend “Hammering” out pictures from the Great North Wrestling event that took place at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. It was my first time taking pictures around the squared circle, and it was tougher than I expected. I was able to snap plenty of pictures I was happy with, but it was a bit of a workout running around the ring chasing after the right shots. During the first match, I came close to catching a boot in the face when Chaz Lovely was thrown out of the ring in my direction by his opponent, Sgt. Roy Sniper. Seeing all the young kids running amok around the ring reminded me how much children enjoy events like these, not to say they are the only ones having a good time. Wrestling fans, young and old, came out to watch the matches, and cheers seemed to come from every corner of the ring. Hundreds of fans came out and appeared to have a fantastic time. Fans lined up to grab photos and autographs with WWE Legend Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, who headlined the main event, defeating The Bruiser with his patented figure-four leglock. This week I touched base with spoke with Devon Nicholson, GNW’s promoter, and he said he was happy with the turnout and positive response from the crowd, and he said Great North Wrestling will make another appearance in Smiths Falls next spring. Thanks for putting on a great show GNW, I look forward to seeing you next spring. Visit to see photos from all the matches. MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE MEMORIAL SHOW Anyone who didn’t get enough wrestling last week, or was unable to go, can check out the Macho Man Randy Savage Memorial Show on Sept. 3 in Hawkesbury at the Robert Hartley Arena. For more information on the event, visit

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Hall of Fame honours new inductees BY ROSANNE LAKE

Tears were shed and standing ovations given during the emotional rollercoaster that marked the celebration of the annual Smiths Falls Recreation Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on Sunday afternoon. The 29th instalment of the induction was the first one to be held in the new Smiths Falls Community Memorial Centre – and one which will be remembered for years to come. Four men and one team were inducted into the Hall of Fame, all sharing one common trait: they all contributed to helping shape the sports landscape in Smiths Falls and have had a positive influence on recreation in town. This year’s inductees are Bert Cameron, Marshall Hogan, Myron Porter, Reg Wride and the 1937 Smiths Falls Beavers Professional Baseball Team. BERT CAMERON Cameron started racing horses in 1938 and was well-known in harness racing circles throughout North America for more than 30 years. “The base for his success was his 500acre farm just outside of Smiths Falls which produced hundreds BERT CAMERON of winning Standardbreds,” said Hugh Colton, master of ceremonies for Sunday’s event. His stallions, Ezra Blue and Ezra Dean, vaulted him to Canadian harness racing prominence. He was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Woodbine Race Track in 1978. Accepting the award on his behalf, Ron Stronski remembers working with Cameron in the 1950s, helping to care for Ezra Dean. He said horses were Cameron’s family. “The horses were number one, and the workers number two,” he said, adding it was a great honour to accept the award on the family’s behalf. MARSHALL HOGAN “Exceptional athletic ability, combined with above average knowledge and thought processes produce the Hall of Fame résumé that belongs to Marshall Hogan,” said Colton. Hogan came up through the Smiths Falls Minor Hockey system and was draftMARSHALL ed to the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s HOGAN Hawkesbury Hawks in 1976. He decided to stay at home, though, and played for the Smiths Falls Junior B Settlers, earning a league scoring championship. He then moved on to the Brockville Braves organization, leading again in scoring. His résumé also boasts being an integral member of the Smiths Falls

Rideaus and Goulburn Chiefs intermediate teams. In addition to hockey, Hogan was recognized for ball, winning awards with the Redmen Junior team. He won several awards and championships in his competitive playing career. From there he moved on to coaching minor soccer, ball and hockey, including being an assistant coach with the Smiths Falls Junior A Bears. “It’s a privilege to be here,” said Hogan. “For me, it’s quite an honour; it’s a highlight. “It brings back the time I’ve spent with friends over the years… friendships last longer than winning or losing.” MYRON PORTER Porter’s career in sports spans many communities and different positions. From playing fastball, football, basketball and hockey to coaching high school sports in Prescott and Elgin, Colton said Porter’s name has always be synonymous with MYRON PORTER sporting success. “Myron Porter’s lifelong involvement in virtually all aspects of athletics is marked by excellence every step of the way,” Colton said. He is also credited with helping to build the town’s fastball diamond at the Smiths Falls Community Centre. A highlight was earning a Leeds-Grenville Secondary School Athletic Association Award for his contributions to high school sports in 1998. “Smiths Falls was a wonderful place to grow up,” Porter said. REG WRIDE Though he may be better known for his career in law enforcement, Colton said Wride made many contributions in the local softball circuit. He was part of a team that was Eastern Ontario Softball Association’s senior champions in 1949. In addition to ball, REG WRIDE he played badminton and golf, and also loved curling, horseshoes and fishing. “Reg Wride was devoted to family and community and it was often said that he had a soft spot for youth,” Colton said. A native of Smiths Falls and Chief of Police for 28 years, Wride was both Citizen of the Year and the honourary settler for Settler’s Days in 1986. Wride’s daughter, Donna Hellyer accepted the award, saying her late father would have been proud to win the award. “He would be smiling from ear to ear,” she said. THE 1937 SMITHS FALLS BEAVERS BASEBALL TEAM The Beavers of the Class C CanadianAmerican league is the only professional

sports team in the history of Smiths Falls, Colton said. “The team was widely regarded as a farm team for the Yankees,” said Colton of the 29-member team. DOUG PHILLIPS Of all the players in the Can-Am League in 1937, only three made it to the major leagues, he said. “Two were members of the Smiths Falls Beavers,” he said. Doug Phillips, a local author who wrote a book about the team, accepted the award. “This was a history that hadn’t been recorded about Smiths Falls,” he said of the team’s story. OTHER RECOGNITION In addition, two people were inducted into the Wall of Fame: Dan Wicklum, who played in the Canadian Football League and Mark Borowiecki, a former Smiths Falls Junior A Bear who was drafted by the Ottawa Senators. The senior Smiths Falls District Collegiate Red Hawks boys basketball team who captured the all-Ontario title this year was also honoured for its accomplishments. Coach Todd Spencer tipped his hat to the town. “The camaraderie the town has approached us with is phenomenal,” he said. “This is the best basketball team in Ontario, from the best town in Ontario.”

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Making History workshop series

The Heritage House Museum will have Victorian era bulldogs on site July 5.


Come, Sit, Stay! Tuesday, July 5 is a day for dog lovers as The Heritage House Museum will have five Victorian era bulldogs on site with a local breeder and judge to teach dog safety and the secrets of dog whispering. Children will have fun with the puppies as they get their exercise, they will be able to make ‘pupsicles’ for all to enjoy. LET’S EAT - PIONEER STYLE The next workshop will take place on Thursday July 7, Let’s Eat - Pioneer Style. Children will create their own pizza and bake it in the museum’s 1850s brick bake oven. After all the hard work, old-fashioned ice cream will be made and enjoyed. There will be a variety of half-day workshops occurring throughout the months of July and August. Each workshop will feature a special guest instructor. For more information, call 613-283-6311, email, or “Like” our page on Facebook, “The Heritage House Museum of Smiths Falls.” Registration forms are available online, by calling or visiting the museum, which is located at 11 Old Sly’s Road, Smiths Falls.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 30 • The first ever “Movies Under the Stars” will take place under the Smiths Falls water tower, with pre-movie activities starting at 6 p.m. The movie will be Gnomeo & Juliet (Rated G), and will start at dusk. Admission is free but donations are welcome. There will be hot dogs, popcorn, drinks and ice cream. Bring a blanket or low-back chair. For more information, visit www.

SATURDAY, JULY 2 • There will be a Royal Tea session held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Bethel United Church (1500 Rideau Ferry Rd.). There will be tea, bake tables, jewelry and fine china. Tickets are $8. For more information, contact Gail at 283-6997.

JULY 2 AND JULY 3 • The 13th annual Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour will take place on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The tour

features decorative painting, hand woven and quilted items, pottery, china painting, decorative stone work, woodworking and exciting paintings in watercolour, oil and acrylic. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. The artists are ready and the historic Rideau Lakes await your visit. For more information, contact Sherry at 613-9283041, or visit www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour. com

JULY 9 AND 10 • The Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association invites the public to its new show, Art In The Barn, (formerly Perth Art on the Lawn) on July 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The location has changed to the Lombardy Fairgrounds Agricultural Society Barn, located south of Smiths Falls on Highway 15 at Kelly’s Road. Admission is free, and a portion of all sales (cash or cheque only) will be donated to Do It For Daron, in support of youth mental health at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. For more information, visit our website at


SUNDAY, JULY 3 • Each Sunday to Aug. 7, enjoy free Yoga Along the Rideau Canal; 8:15 to 9 a.m. at Lower Reach Park. The class is for all ages and experiences. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket. Weather permitting. Contact The Yoga & Wellness Studio at 613-283-6163, email or visit

UCDSB chair Ronald Eamer, and director of education William J. Gartland, present Laruen Frankovitch, Grade 3 student at St. James the Greater Catholic School in Smiths Falls, with a Certificate of Appreciation for the 201011 school year. She was honoured for her literacy efforts and skills. The Poetry Institute of Canada chose Frankovitch’s short story, “The Magic Shamrock,” for publication. The story is also a finalist for the institute’s Fall 2011 competition.

• Open stage: free music in the park, at Lower Reach Park wiull take place from 5 to 8 p.m., every Sunday night along the historic Rideau Canal. Bring the kids, pets, bikes, kites, fishing rods, the guitar and your talents and join us! Revolving performances every 15 minutes. First there, first up! Contact Bev Hitchins at 613-284-8446, or visit

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MONDAY, JULY 4 • The Living with Redwork exhibit will take run from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Heritage House Museum, ongoing to Oct. 30. For more information, call 613-283-6311, 613-283-8560, or contact Carol Miller at 613-283-6311, or email heritagehouse@



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Join Rideau Rangers fun starting July 18 THIS WEEK STAFF Parents, looking for fun-filled activities that will stimulate your children’s minds this summer? The Rideau Canal Museum will kick of its annual Rideau Rangers Day Camp program on July 18. The program will run

from July 18 to 22, and Aug. 15 to 19. It is designed for children between the ages of six and 10. Each day is filled with a variety of activities, games, crafts and themes to keep your children entertained: July 18 to 22 • Monday, July 18 – The life of

a Canadian pioneer: are you up for the challenge? • Tuesday, July 19 - Tour the town. Who makes Smiths Falls sensational? • Wednesday, July 20 – Mad Science Day • Thursday, July 21 – Eco Day, species at risk demonstration • Friday, July 22 – Birthday

Culture Days coming to Smiths Falls Enjoy cultural eye candy starting in September ANDREW SNOOK

Smiths Falls residents will be feasting on artistic eye candy and cultural cuisine this fall at Culture Days, courtesy of its new arts and culture council. The Smiths Falls and District Arts and Culture Council (SFDACC) plans on showcasing local artists and sharing the area’s rich history from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. All Culture Days activities will be free to the public, and several locations are already on board.

Louis Tremblay, president for the SFDACC, said the Heritage House Museum, Rideau Canal Museum, Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario and Compositions Art Gallery have already signed up for the weekend’s festivities. “We had our first meeting two weeks ago and it was to get all the players together and see where the venues are going to be,” he said. “It’s a way to help people to get reconnected with arts and culture.” He said that several other local groups and organizations have

expressed interest in joining up. “There will be all kinds of activities for kids and adults, and all kinds of workshops.” Tremblay said he hopes to make it an annual event in Smiths Falls. “Every year it will become bigger and better,” he said. He encourages all local artists to come out and participate. Community organizations, businesses, and residents interested in getting involved with Culture Days, can contact Louis Tremblay at wowitslouis@live. ca, or visit

Madness – the Rideau Canal Museum is 25 years old! Aug. 15 to 19 • Monday, Aug. 15 – First Nations Life • Tuesday Aug. 16 – SPLASH Under the Sea • Wednesday, Aug. 17 – Out of This World Space Day • Thursday, Aug. 18 – The

Amazing Race, Rideau Ranger Style • Friday, Aug. 19 – Backwards Fiesta Day Admission to the day camp is $20 per day, or $95 for one week. For information, contact the museum at 613-284-0505, or email rideaucanalmuseum@gmail. com

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Cherished wife of Robert C. Taylor. Daughter of the late Shirley and Ellen Bilton. Dear sister of Lawrence (Doreen) Bilton and Murray (Pat) Bilton. Loving mother of Diane (Art) Matheson, Nancy (Ernest) Budd and Sharon(Claude) Bergeron. Cherished Grandmother to her 15 Grandchildren, Derek, Travis and Justin Matheson, Angela (Shawn), Jeshua,(Marie-Eve), Philip, Adam, Matthew-Henry, Mark, Lucas and Gabriel Budd, Matt, Luke, Melinda and Philip Bergeron. GreatGrandmother of Anita-Mae. She will also be greatly missed by all her extended family.

Predeceased by his father Peter Simpson, Norval was the much-loved son of Olga Simpson. Cherished dad of Valan Simpson (the light of his life). Admired brother of Garnet Simpson and Carol Simpson. Respected brother-in-law of Mike Volpe and adored uncle of Mikhail Volpe. He was a friend, a mentor, and a confidant of many, Norval will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his Family, Friends and Community.

Peacefully with family by his side, at home on Tuesday June 21, 2011. Allan Harvey Bennett in his 75th year. Dear husband of Sharron (Kilfoyle). Loving dad of David (Diane), Steven (Maxine), Leanne (Greg) Wakelin, Mary Lynne (Milton) Fox. Proud Poppa of Crystal (Liam) Doherty, April Bennett, Laura, Adam, Dayna Bennett, Jennifer and Ian Wakelin, Garrett and Nick Fox and great granddaughter Olivia Doherty. Dear brother of Betty (Ray) McDougall. Predeceased by his parents Harvey and Hattie and brother Robert.



Burchill; Verna Mary Peacefully at the Hospice at May Court in her 91st year. Loving wife of the late Omar Burchill (1996). Devoted mother of Allen (Nancy), Mervin (Juanita), Lillian (Alan Smith) and Morlyn. Fondly remembered by her sister Lillian McQuattie (late Robert) and brother Austin Cowell (Freda). Grandma will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Barbara, Alanna, Ken, Rick, Kelly, Allison, Jeffrey, Vanessa, Chris and Katrina and her many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by grandchildren Donald and Wendy.

Peacefully at her residence in the arms of her husband after a tremendously brave and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday May 24, 2011. Predeceased by her parents Alexander and Sheila Wylie. Beloved wife of Daniel Richard Borden. Dear niece of Marie Margaret McNaughten (nee Wylie). Long Time Friend to Suzanne Morrison.

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With respect to Linda’s wishes cremation has already taken place. A service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. (613) 283-7225. Online Condolences available at CL25112

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Companion of Linda Thompson. Loving Father of Sheri McKenney (Barry), Tammy Hutton (Richard), Step Father of Patricia Leal. Proud Grandfather of Courtney, Ashley, Bryce, Bailey, and Brett. Following Fred’s wishes there will be no visitation or Funeral. A gathering of friends to celebrate Fred’s life was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95, Smiths Falls on Sunday May 29, 2011 from 1PM to 5PM. Donations in memory of Fred to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home Smiths Falls. Online Condolences available at



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Predeceased by his parents and brother Tom Elliott. Survived by his loving sister Elizabeth Hanlon. Beloved uncle to Marjorie (Cliff) Lacelle, Lois (John) Daneliak and Fred McWilliams. Dear cousin to Bill (Rose) Elliott. Bob will be missed by numerous great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews and many helpful neighbors and good friends.

Friends called at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday June 24, 2011 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 10 AM. Donations in memory of Norval to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Smiths Falls Youth Club would be appreciated.

Friends called at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Sunday June 19, 2011 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM . A funeral was held in the chapel of the Lannin Funeral Home on Monday June 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Donations in memory of Shirley to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Lung Association or the Trinity United Church. would be appreciated.

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Visitation was at the Lannin Funeral Home, 32 Main Street, Smiths Falls, Friday, June 3rd 7-9pm and was followed by Funeral Service Saturday, June 4th, 12:30pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Merrickville. In memoriam donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7 or The Hospice at May Court, 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 0X1 would be appreciated.

Dorman; Hollis Holly Peacefully with family by his side at the Kingston General Hospital on Thursday June 16, 2011. Holly Dorman age 72 years. Predeceased by his parents Hollis & Verda Dorman. Loving husband of Linda Lee. Dear father of Holly Dorman (Kim) and Ange Craig. Cherished grandfather of Holly Dorman, Dakota Craig and Cadence Craig. Predeceased by his brother Ronald Dorman and Sister Phyllis McCreary. Special uncle to Carol, Susan and Rhonda. Friends called at Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Monday June 20, 2011 from 2-5 PM and 7-9 PM. A funeral service was held in the Chapel on Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 11 AM. Donations in memory of Holly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences available at

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After a shocking diagnosis and thankfully, short bout of illness, we sadly announce the passing of Norval Peter Simpson. With his daughter, mother and a few close friends by his side, he went peacefully on June 21, 2011.


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It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of the deeply loved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Shirley Elaine Taylor (Bilton). Peacefully at home with family by her side on Wednesday June15th, 2011. At the age of 78 years.


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and April Craig. Great grandfather to Alicia and Austin Craig. Dear brother of Vera Kerr. Predeceased by his first wife Joyce and brothers Art Bowles, Bill Bowles. Sisters Doris Jones, Pat Urquhart (John) and Mildred Lang (Harvey) Friends called at the Lannin Funeral Home Smiths Falls on Monday May 23, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral Service Was held at the Lannin Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday May 24 at 2PM. Donations in Memory of Gerald can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association. Online condolences available at

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Life friend & Loving husband of Biddy (Bernetta McAvoy). Loving father of Steven Mackie and Alethea (Juan) Hermandez. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary Mackie, his father and mother-in-law Larry & Lee McAvoy and his niece baby Sara. Cherished brother of Bill (Linda) Mackie. Dear uncle of Allison (Rob) Ferguson; daughter Ella, Tara Lee (Steve) Ferguson; children Alexa, Cadence, Toveylyn and Silas. Brotherin-law of Nancy (Bill) Carroll and uncle of Janet (Dan) Dionne and Jo Jones; children Texan, Brick and Aria. Brother-in-law of Tom (Pam) Kierstead. Allan will be missed by his family members out West and greatly missed by his numerous fishing buddies, car buff guys & Gals, friends and best Buddy Axle.

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Friends called at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Monday June 13, 2011 from 11 AM until service time in the chapel at 1 PM. Donations in memory of Allan to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online Condolences available at

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At top, Marlena Flick, of Smiths Falls, gets a hand with her cap before entering the water. Right, Laura James exits the water after her swim while participating in the super sprint triathlon event as part of the Smiths Falls Classic, Canada’s oldest triathlon. The local event celebrated its 32nd year on Sunday.

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At top, Pat McNeely of Merrickville rounds a corner during the biking portion of the triathlon. Above, Daniel Trudel of Smiths Falls runs uphill to Beckwith Street during the sprint duathlon.


OPEN HOUSE: Sun. July 3, 1:30-3 PM $459,900. Established 1.5 storey Stone B&B overlooking Sharbot Lake. Very bright and sunny house w/4 guest bdrms with lake views, 3 w/ensuites. Games room. Separate owners suite w/privacy & sauna. Large gourmet kitchen. Living room with field stone FP. Spacious dining rm. New roof & furnace to be installed before closing. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435

OPEN HOUSE: Sun. July 3, 1-4 PM $365,000. 213 577 Little Crosby Lake Rd, Crosby Lake. 9 year old year round home 3bdr+1 bth close to waters edge. West facing, Gorgeous Sunsets, Marvelous Shallow, Sandy Waterfront. Flat, mature treed lot, 130ft frontage. Full unfinished basement, Well and Septic. All Appliances and most furnishings included. Bunkie and garage/storage shed. Call Grant Scharf today! 613-323-4862.

NEW LISTING $259,900. Century old farmhouse w/ 16ft x 35ft addition, charming & updated. Kitchen, dining, bthrm, laundry rm w/basement in add. Old portion has been refinished. New septic. Furnace & oil tank. Double car garage w/loft. Log barn circa 1850’s solid & dry, fenced pasture. Lilacs, asparagus, rhubarb, apple trees. Beautiful views of rolling pasture! Vicki Behn-Belland 613-257-8856.

NEW LISTING $270,000. 179 Beck’s Shore rd, Mississippi Lake. West facing. rocky shallow shoreline, NO Weeds. Private 20’ deeded lake access, 3 bdrm + den, 1 bath. 150ft x 12ft lot, Large Double Garage, landscaped yard, perennial flower beds, sprinkler system. Open Concept, Cathedral Ceilings, Tons of windows. Front, rear, waterfront decks. Steel roofs. Land Lease $2160/yr until 2020. Call Grant Scharf today! 613-323-4862

$599,000. Gorgeous Log Home on Bob’s Lake. Located on a Peninsula property boasts WF on both sides w/ 300ft frontage. Clear, deep swimming + shallow, sandy entrance on other side. Many custom details. Master bdrm w/ 2-way FP to living rm, ensuite w/ laundry. Upper level balconies. Enclosed screen porch, deck w/hot tub. Sweeping lake views. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435

$429,900. Dramatic, natural privacy at Bennett Lake Estates, nr Perth: 3.66 acres, tall pines, excellent 190ft waterfront. Quality 3+1bdr, 2bthr home. Immaculate, bright & roomy openplan: cathedral ceiling, FP, very well-insulated. Big glass-sided deck, sunrm, kids’ bunk rm, boat/70HP, paddleboat, canoe, large dock. Sweeping lake views. Move in & enjoy. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435 Vicki Behn-Belland 613-257-8856

$299,900. Privacy on the Rideau System on Opinicon Lake. Incredible large views and sunsets! 2 bdrm Panabode, maintenance free BC redwood cedar cottage w/ 240ft frontage. Huge 65ft deck is great for entertaining. Spend your time in the screened porch sipping coffee. All furniture included. Clear, rocky waterfront. Great swimming! Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435

$229,900. Affordable waterfront, year round cottage w/100ft frontage on the Clyde River, near Lanark Village. A great place to relax and enjoy nature. Open concept living area w/ huge windows & view. Brand new cedar siding and deck. New full walkout basement (2009). Shallow, gradual waterfront, good swimming! Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435

$169,000. Lot 43, Goode Island, Bob s Lake. 100ft west facing, marvelous waterfront. Gorgeous Sunsets. 3bdr+1 bth cottage, boat access only, treed lot with excellent deep waterfront and no weeds. Deck overlooking Lake. Woodstove. Lake fed water and septic. Storage shed. Most furnishing included. Only a very short boat trip from the marina, in the No-Wake zone. Call Grant Scharf today! 613-323-4862 $169,900. Buckshot Lake, near Plevna. Private 1.8 acre lot w/196ft frontage on one of Ontario’s most pristine, weed-free lakes. Gorgeous tall trees, stunning lake view, and great swimming. 4-season access. Wonderful spot to build your year-round home or summer getaway. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435


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“The Hammer” comes down on Smiths Falls

(Above) Greg “The Hammer” Valetine locks in his patented figure-four leglock on The Bruiser. (Right) Fans sitting ringside get into the wrestling spirit during the event.

(Left) WWE legend Greg “The Hammer” Valentine acknowledges his fans before his match. (Right) Valentine poses with fans, Jasmin Peladeau and his son, Lucius, during a Great North Wrestling event held on June 24 at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. Valentine defeated The Bruiser in the main event.

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It is often said, to be a good leader one must lead by example. Natalie Watt, an 18-year-old high school student at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute, does just that. Natalie recently competed in the 800-metre wheelchair race at the Ontario Federation of School Athletics Associations’ track and field championships from June 2 to 4 in Sudbury. The Portland-born, Smiths Falls resident finished in fifth place overall, but the real story was that she competed at all. Natalie has battled spina bifida since birth, and has undergone dozens of operations for her condition. Many people when faced with much smaller obstacles give up, but not Natalie. She refuses to let her condition stop her from experiencing life, and has participated in a variety of sporting activities, including waterskiing, ice hockey, downhill skiing and wheelchair racing. The day of the race Natalie had an accident on her wheelchair which tossed her face first into the ground, broke her glasses, and knocked a tooth out of place. “I had to get dental work done,” she said. “Even though I was a mess I still did it. I had a huge goose egg (on my forehead).” She said she wasn’t about to let a fall stop her from competing, especially not after all the hours she

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put in leading up to the event. Natalie said she trained hard throughout the school year to prepare for the track and field championships and did laps around the school track whenever possible. Natalie did not have other students to participate against at SFDCI or the track meets leading up to OFSAA, but she said it never stopped her from giving her all every time. “I’m pretty used to it,” she said. “I have coaches who run with me being my motivators.” When this young woman says she wants to compete she isn’t just spinning her wheels. A teacher at SFDCI knows this fact first hand. “One day I convinced a teacher to race me and he did it,” Natalie said. “He had to buy me chocolate milk because I won.” One teacher that has watched Natalie train and compete countless times is her coach, SFDCI athletic director Bill Wheeler. He said he admires her dedication to her training. “She was very determined,” he said. “I can attest to her character. She showed a lot of leadership to our track team, pretty impressive.”

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Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute student Natalie Watt receives the Track and Field Leadership Award, from athletic director Bill Wheeler, during the school’s athletic banquet on June 9 at SFDCI. ing the SFDCI athletics banquet, held on June 9. “She’s got a great personality,” Wheeler said. “She’s a lot of fun. She makes coaching very enjoyable because she’s willing to work hard and train and do the things you ask her to do. It makes our job a lot easier. I really respect her for that. I was really happy she was able to get one of our leadership awards.”

THE POWER OF PERSEVERANCE PROUD PARENTS Wheeler wasn’t the only one impressed with Natalie’s performance and desire to compete. Coaches awarded her the Track and Field Leadership Award dur-

Natalie’s mother, Leanne Watt, a teacher at Perth and District Collegiate Institute, said both she and her husband, John, were

thrilled about the award. “We’ve always known that about Natalie,” Leanne said. “She’s been through so much, physically, for years, and when she had her fall, first thing she wanted to do is compete in her race. She always worried about everybody else more than she worried about herself. We were both very proud. “She knocked one of her teeth out of place and had to get dental work. It typifies who she is. She gets all smashed up, and she can’t see ’cause she doesn’t have her glasses, and still goes out there and competes, and it had to hurt. It looked awful. She’s a tough kid. She’s very remarkable with what she’s been through. We’re very proud of her.” Leanne said Natalie’s coaches, Wheeler and Kristen Drouin, have always been there to offer support for her training, including driving her. “They’ve been very good to her,” Leanne said. “It’s too hard and costly to get a wheelchair bus, which limits the things she can do and the places she can go. (Wheeler and Drouin are always) looking out for her and taking her places.” Natalie said one of the highlights at OFSAA was her dad being able to watch her compete. She said he is usually tied up at work during her events so he is unable to come. “He got to come for the first time, which was awesome.”

A TOUGH BALANCING ACT Natalie said it was difficult at times to find time to keep up with her courses, since she would sometimes miss in-class lessons when she would go to track meets; however, she said the school has been really supportive overall which helps. She said she will be returning to SFDCI for an additional year in September, and will continue to represent the school on the track if possible. GETTING OFF TRACK When Natalie isn’t training for races, she likes to spend her time chatting on the phone, playing on the computer, or enjoying her favourite pastime. “I love to shop,” she said. NEVER GIVE UP Natalie said she grew up watching her mother and sister play hockey, and she has always been a big fan of Canada’s greatest game. “Dare I say it, I’m a Leafs fan,” she said. Natalie said she was never going to let her condition get in the way of her desire to race, a great message for everyone. “If you have a disability, it doesn’t mean you can’t do something,” she said. “You can still do track, you just have to do it a different way.”

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$289,000 - Excellent cottage getaway hidden from road offers endless summer fun with sandy beach for the kids long dock and swimming raft. Carefree perennial gardens offer a private setting with 3 bedroom cottage nestled perfectly on pretty lot. Large deck faces spring fed Otter Lake, perfect to sit and relax while you watch the kids play or listen to the loons call. 4 pc bath, side sun room, paved carport!! Cathie McCabe, 613-284-6263 Julia Scotland, 613-390-0401


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$289,000 - Pike Lake - 800 feet frontage and 6 well treed acres is the setting for this 3 bedroom funrished Viceroy cottage with solitude & 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, raft and one older sailboat are included. MLS# 791366. Bob Ferguson, 613-812-8871

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SATURDAY, JULY 2 • 1 - 3 p.m. Directions: From Perth take North Street (Cty. Rd. 10) east for 1 kilometre, property is on the left at Pin# 199. $229,000 - 2 minutes from downtown Perth, this completely renovated side-split offer 1600 square feet of quality living space on a mature landscaped & wooded 2.86 acre lot. 3-5 Bedrooms and 2 baths. MLS# 782546 Bob Ferguson, 613-812-8871

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Sunday, July 3 • 1 - 2:30 p.m. 610 West Point - Dr. $349,000 - Nature and the Rideau at your back door this custom built home offers fantastic scenery while situated in a desirable sub-division. 3 br, 2 1|2 baths bright and spacious with vaulted ceilings and warm oak kitchen, bright part finished basement for entertaining or the kids to play. Water access without waterfront taxes! Cathie McCabe/Julia Scotland, 613-264-0123

Sunday, July 3 • 1 - 3 p.m. 691 Christie Lake North Shore Rd. - Privacy, 140 feet of wonderful waterfront, low maintenance year-round, plus approx. 18x30 boathouse with rooms for bedroom and bed/sitting for guests or the kids. So many extras - efficiency plus - heat pump and masonry fireplace; garage and workshop; boat ramp; automatic generator, etc. Glorious waterside glassed and screened room for relaxing and entertaining. NEW PRICE $309,000. MLS# 091191601012500 Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

$264,500 - 12 Victoria St. - This beautiful 3 bedroom home has been upgraded & renovated throughout while maintaining its original character. Main level features large living room with stone fireplace, gorgeious kitchen, new rear entrance to back yard with a convenient 2-pc bathroom, 2nd level features 3 bedrooms and an office/nursery. No carpet! Hardwood and ceramic throughout. Partial list of upgrades within the past 4 years include custom kitchen, all new windows, new vinyl siding – central air, hot water heater, furnace and oil tank 10 years old. Fenced child-safe rear yard with garden shed. MLS # 797946 Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280






Sunday, July 3 • 12 - 1:30 p.m. 15 Isabella St., Perth - Reduced now $324,900 Family sized, new colonial design in a fabulous central location with downtown heritage perth-This 18 year old home was designed to fit into its established heritage neighbourhood-Many features of this 3 bedroom home that make it stand out above the rest including oak hardwood & ceramic tile floors throught the main level, wood burning fireplace in spacious living room, formal dining room, huge eat-in kitchen with abundance of solid oak cabinets, terrace door & side door entry with powder room in from concrete driveway-bright spacious upper landing leads to large bedrooms each with 2 windows & full bath-lower level has nice sized family room, office area, laundry, workshop & roughed-in bathbackyard is like your own private park complete with 2 level decking & private interlocking patio, gorgeous perennial flower beds, shrubs and flagstone walkways. The o/s single garage was designed to compliment the heritage design of the house. Built to r2000 specs is very energy efficient with affordable gas costs. Other features central air, colonial trim & doors. Immaculate conditon. Flexible possession. MLS# 092103006003000 Hostess: Sheri Mahon-Fournier NEW LISTING - PIKE LAKE

$274,500 - SCHOOL’S OUT ... Time to make your move to the south shore of beautiful Pike Lake. 86 feet of pristine shoreline at your doorstep with great swimming, fishing and boating. Level along shore, pretty lot with mature trees and quite private. Curl up on cool nights by the woodstove while enjoying the beautiful view. Cottage living made convenient with full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 3-piece and main level 2-pc bath with laundry, septic system, large bedrooms, lakeside decking and patio and good sized shed. Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280

71 Wilson St. - $279,500 - Spacious home in historic Perth on beautiful oversized lot features 4 bedrooms, updated eat-in kitchen, dining room. Circular staircase ads to the charm of this lovely large family home. Main floor family room with rustic beams and cozy gas fireplace enters a large fenced well treed backyard with detached insulated garage with loft. Cathie McCabe, 613-284-6263 Julia Scotland, 613-390-0401 OUT OF TOWN

$259,000 - Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow only minutes to Perth. Hardwood flooring in main part of the home, carpeting in bedrooms, open-concept kitchen, dining & living room, close to Perth at 218 Bernice Cres. MLS#091990802040408 Paul Martin, 613-264-0123


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. Enjoy lower taxes in a lovely neighbourhood almost in town. MLS # 792485

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100 Sherbrooke St. Renovated 2 bedroom bungalow with carport and detached garage! Private yard, new kitchen, new bath, etc! MLS# 796184 Call Barbara Shepherd cell - 613 326-1361.





$339,000 - Beautiful 3+1 bedroom, well maintained home - large pie shaped private lot situated in a prestigious perth location on a quiet culde-sac - large eat-in kitchen, main floor laundry, 2 fireplaces (one wood burning, the other natural gas) - 2 full floors of living space with lower level walkout to backyard - large main floor sunroom. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

BURGESSWOOD ESTATES – Open and spacious 5 bedroom home - 2 on upper level, 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. Elevated ceilings, light and bright! 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 MLS#786557. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361

$349,900 - Squared log 2 storey home approximately 1728 square feet, situated on a 13.9 Acre private, treed lot - 17 kms west of perth on paved althorpe road - home was built in 2001 & features a cozy pine interior including pine floors on the 2nd level along with pine ceiling on both levels - pacific energy woodstove heats the home with an additional forced air furnace for convenience.

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$279,000 - Bungalow built in 1990 in a gorgeous, private setting - 60 acre property with 10 acres open including horse paddock & small 2 stall horse barn and 50 acres of mixed bush including maple bush and a stand of pine - walking trail through the property leads to a view of the Mississippi River (Mud Lake) - oak kitchen and sunroom, 2 car attached garage. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123





$549,000 - Three Wishes! A phenomenal view, pristine shoreline and privacy. This is lakeside living at its best on the beautiful North shore of Otty Lake. Excellent year round access, within 10 minutes of Heritage Perth and an easy 1 hour commute to Ottawa makes this 3 + 1 bedroom 2 storey home with fully developed walkout lower level, a must-see for those in the know. Hardwood flooring, stone fireplace, beautifully updated kitchen with ceramic backsplash, lakeside deck via kitchen patio doors, gorgeous terraced stone work and walkway leading to stone patio at water’s edge. Plenty of room for family and friends with finished lower level featuring kitchenette, large family room and full bath. Double detached log garage with full 2nd level perfect for storage or workshop. Lovely shoreline with rocky pebble/sandy base and good depth just off shore. Great boating and swimming. Live the dream on Otty Lake. MLS # 091191101024800. Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280 •

$319,000 - 620 Anglican Church Rd. 50 Acres of peaceful living on this hobby farm with picturesque laneway crossing creek, leading to large 4 bedroom home, uniquely mixing old and new. Evidence of stacked log adds rustic charm combined with the large bright addtition that lets the sunshine in! A separate cottage/studio offers a perfect place to set up a home business, craft area or In-law suite. Become self sufficient with chicken coop, 3 greenhouses. Propane and wood fireplace, auxiliary outdoor wood furnace with radiant hot water baseboards. Screened side porch overlooks pool and neighbouring hillside. Cathie McCabe, 613-284-6263 • Julia Scotland, 613-390-0401

$239,000 - 223 5th Line of Kitley, near Toledo - recently renovated, new flooring throughout, 2 new baths, new counter top & sink in kitchen, freshly painted, new fixtures & fans throughout, new dishwasher, newer wood/electric furnace, roofing & water softener - sunken living room, large kitchen/dining area and main floor sun room - 3 +1 bedrms, master bedrom has 3 piece ensuite and 4 piece bath on main level - lower level has family room, bedrm / den, tool room - and lots of storage. Call Joanne at 613-812-0505

What are you waiting for? This is it. Close to Perth, on 13+acres, private setting, many recent renovations and upgrades, 5 minute walk to Big Rideau Lake, 3 bedrooms, large country kitchen, 2 full baths, built in back up generator. School bus service at end of lane. Recently reduced to $349,000. Call Joanne at 613-812-0505 or Barb 613-326-1361


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Over 114 acres on Pike Lake with 2 waterfront lots on the southwest shore - acreage has mixed vegetation of oak, maple, pine & cedar, several beaver floods & ponds - both waterfront lots are hard at shoreline, one lot is high off the water - excellent recreational property - access via Pike Lake Route 16. Call Joanne 613-812-0505



11 Moran Road – Square Log Charmer! 2 roomy bedrooms, open concept living/dining/kitchen for relaxed entertaining – breakfast and or wine bar in the island. Comfy and spacious family room on the lower level with cosy woodstove. Private country setting close to town. Gorgeous! $219,900.

101 Sherbrooke St. at the corner of Halton – 3 bedrooms, plus den or office. Open concept kitchen/dining – with room for sitting area by the bay window. Double car garage, finished family room on lower level with gas fireplace. $219,000 Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell – 613 326-1361

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