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Thursday, July 28, 2011 | 24 pages

Year 6, Issue 30

This Smiths Falls native is helping children in Kenya and her charity foundation received a healthy boost from students and movie-goers.

Town welcomes evacuees



Raging fires across northwest Ontario have forced more than half the population of Deer Lake First Nations out of their homes and into a temporary shelter created at the former Rideau Regional Centre. Town staff held a press conference on Monday, July 25, to update residents about the status of the 614 evacuees currently at the former RRC, due to raging forest fires in northwestern Ontario. The speakers were Deer Lake community representatives Coun. Darrel Manakeesic and Elder Saggius Rae; Phillippe Geoffrion, regional field officer for Emergency Management Ontario; Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples; Red Cross provincial director John Saunders and Elaine Mallory, acting public information officer for the town. As of July 25, there are 606 Deer Lake First Nations, two Sandy Lake First Nations and six residents from Long Dog First Nations currently calling the former RRC home. The Deer Lake First Nations’ population is currently stands at approximately 1,200. The evacuees will be there for at least another week, with the potential for a longer stay still a possibility. Geoffrion said there are currently 560,000 hectares of forest still burning in northwestern Ontario. “This is about the size of Prince Edward Island,” he said when describing the impact of the blaze. Although the cooler weather and rain is welcome relief to firefighters in the area, Geoffrion said the Ministry of Natural Resources advised him that they are still finding new hot spots. “We’re not planning to return anyone yet,” he said. See ‘Evacuees’, page 2

ROCKET PIG Children enjoy Rangers Camp at the Rideau Canal Museum.


CHARITY BLOOMS Gemmell’s Garden Centre offers a helping hand during a huge plant giveaway at the greenhouses on Highway 15.


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The man was rescued by onlookers Monday, July 25 after the car he was driving plunged into the Rideau River at the Abbott Street Bridge in Smiths Falls.

Man survives plunge into river ANDREW SNOOK

A man was plucked safely from the river Monday after his car took a nose-dive off the Abbott Street Bridge. On Monday, July 25, just after 5 p.m., the man drove through the barricades and into the Rideau Canal. Smiths Falls Deputy Police Chief Bob Dowdall described the man as “middle-aged” but did not release a name. Rick Warner, 59 of the Merrickville area, was in town to pick his wife up from work. “He drove right past me into the barrier; he wasn’t stopping,” he said.

After witnessing the man drive off the bridge, Warner dove into the water to rescue him. He was assisted by three other people. A young man identified as an employee of Parks Canada, one unidentified man and a 17-year veteran of the Smiths Falls Police Service, Sgt. Jodi Empey. “There was a man in the water and two guys helping him, I just jumped in to assist them,” Empey said. The unidentified driver of the submerged car was described by Warner and Dowdall as having cuts and bruises to his forehead, but did not appear to be severely injured. See ‘Survivor’, page 4

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Evacuees find refuge from fire in Smiths Falls Continued from ‘Evacuees’, page 1 Staples told the audience he was very pleased to have the Deer Lake First Nations in Smiths Falls and thanked members of their council for attending meetings with him to help town staff understand the needs of the evacuees, and for providing valuable input into the current crisis. Smiths Falls declared a state of emergency on the evening of Thursday, July 21, and Lanark County did the same. They are preparing for the visitors to stay for at least a two-week period. There is no word on the cost of the emergency, but Mayor Dennis Staples compared it to the ice storm of 1998... “only this time it’s a lot warmer.” He said that having gone through the ice storm 13 years ago has helped in their preparedness for this emergency situation. Staples confirmed that the state of emergency declared by both the town and by the county will enable each jurisdiction to get financial aid from provincial and federal agencies. The complex has the capability of housing up to 1,500 evacuees if necessary. “The volunteer efforts of our surrounding communities have been wonderful, but we wouldn’t able to offer this kind of help if it wasn’t for the generosity of the Gallipeau family, who just took over as the new owners of the building on July 8,” Staples said. Gallipeau’s daughter, Tracy, said she was contacted late Wednesday, July 20 to see if the building was available. “We are just doing what we can to help,” she said. Red Cross has been on site since last Thursday afternoon and set up cots for the evacuees, the majority of whom are seniors and children. They have been assessed by first aid staff and seem to be in good spirits, said Smiths Falls Fire Chief Joel Gorman. Those who require further examination by physicians have been taken to the hospital. Both Manakeesic and Rae thanked the town and its residents for their hospitality, and gave special thanks to their fellow Deer Lake First Nations and its council for showing great patience during a difficult time. “It is rough and it is difficult,” Rae said. “We have a lot of small children (who) are getting ill.” Rae said several of the children had respiratory problems – such as asthma – that were likely further worsened by the thick smoke created that has filled his community. There are also several elderly members of the community at the former RRC who have a variety of health issues including heart conditions, asthma and diabetes. He said the real danger to Deer Lake First Nations is not the proximity of the fire, but the smoke entering the community. “When the smoke came the councillors said ‘Don’t let your children out, stay home,’” Rae said. “My shoreline is 300 feet away from me and I couldn’t see it through the smoke.” Another challenge facing the Deer Lake First Nations is the change to their diet. Rae said his people are used to eating fresh food, such as moose meat and fish, and are not accustomed to eating processed foods. Wayne Brown, the town’s chief admin-

istrative officer, said a caterer is currently looking into bringing in fresh elk meat to help accommodate the issue. The scorching heat has been another challenge the Deer Lake First Nations have been struggling with. Rae said there was no air conditioning for the first few days, which was bad timing since the temperatures rose as high as 36.3 C. Brown said several rooms in the facility have been equipped with air conditioning, including the dining hall. Deer Lake First Nation Sidney Meekis said conditions have improved significantly over the last couple days. “It’s getting better,” he said. “I understand it just opened and they didn’t have anything.” THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME Rae said the biggest issue facing many people in his community is the fact they are away from both their homes and many members of their families. “We’re here in Smiths Falls, it’s a long way from home,” Rae said. “This is a key issue, especially for young families. Some of the mothers have three or four children and their husbands are in Deer Lake.” Manakeesic said there has been little communication with members of their community who are currently in Deer Lake. He said they have been able to do some communication online through Facebook. “The big challenge for me will be keeping everyone together,” Manakeesic said. “We want to make sure we all make it home.” Royle Meekis said this is the second time in the past few weeks the Deer Lake First Nations have had to leave their homes due to smoke from forest fires. More baby clothes needed Rae said laundry for young children is currently in short supply. He said mothers are extremely limited in the amount of times they can change their young children due to a shortage of clothing. He added that the Red Cross is supplying baby clothing, but more is needed to meet current demands. KEEPING BUSY Over the past few days there have been limited options in regards to entertainment for the evacuees, particularly the young children; however, Rae said the gymnasium and auditorium were recently opened, and baseball and croquet equipment would arrive soon to make it possible for people to play some of their favourite sports on the grounds. Manakeesic added that a tour of the Ottawa area is also being organized. Commending the town Saunders praised the town for being able to accommodate so many people so quickly, and said it deserves a great deal of respect and a commendation. Smiths Falls is currently the largest shelter for forest fire evacuees in Canada. OFFER A HELPING HAND The town is asking that people who are willing to help volunteer – especially

Sidney Meekis (left) and Royle Meekis were displaced by the fires in Deer Lake. They are two of the more than 600 residents of northern Ontario who were evacuated to Smiths Falls. Photo by Andrew Snook

those with first aid training – to call the hotline: 613-283-1171; follow the town’s website at or visit the Facebook page: Helping

Hands – Working Together to help those from Deer Lake.

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Beckwith Street drive-thru a concern for councillors ANDREW SNOOK

Approval for renovations to a Tim Hortons restaurant in town has left two councillors worrying about the future vision of the downtown core of Smiths Falls. Tim Hortons was been granted approval by the town to go forward with its site plan agreement for its restaurant on 76 Beckwith St. N., which includes a drivethru window. Town council voted in favour of the site plan, five to two, but it left a couple of councillors wondering if it will cause the traffic on the already busy street to “double-double.” Councillors Chris Cummings and Lorraine Allen voted against the site plan. Cummings said a drive-thru at that location was not very good planning for the future of the downtown are.

they have been very good with the town – but believes the drivethru will significantly reduce the amount of pedestrian traffic in the area. Cummings said Tim Hortons showed reports that a drive-thru will potentially increase their profitability by 30 per cent – and 70 per cent of their customers will now use the drive-thru instead of stopping – but that the coffee giant did not elect him to town council. “I wasn’t elected by Tim Hortons, I was elected by the people to make this a better place, not to make it better for Tim Hortons.” Cummings added that fighting Tim Hortons on the site plan would not have helped, stating that both the cities of Ottawa and Kingston tried to stop Tim Hortons from putting drive-thrus in designated areas and both lost. Allen said she decided to vote against the new site plan because of the increased traffic that will be potentially generated by “You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do; the introduction of a drive-thru window. She said the increased traffic could you can’t let a person drown,” he said. Anyone with information about the potentially increase the number of colliaccident can contact Smiths Falls Police sions that occur on Beckwith Street. She was also worried about the safety of Services at 613-283-0357. the children that often play in the area. Another reason she voted against the drive-thru was because of recommendations she learned about at a recent revi-

“I don’t fundamentally agree with a drive-thru in the downtown core,” Cummings said. “I was just trying to raise awareness of our downtown as a place for people, not for cars. The improvement we will need to make is to favour pedestrian traffic, not more cars congesting the downtown core. “I think business owners know right away the only way to attract people to their location is to make it a pleasurable shopping experience. This creates a situation where people are going to want to avoid the downtown… they’re not going to want to stop.” He added he no problem with Tim Hortons development of the site – he said

Man survives plunge Continued from ‘Man’, page 1 The man was rushed to hospital immediately after being pulled from the water. Warner downplayed the hero angle saying he was just doing the right thing.

Police arrest 83-year-old woman for assaulting an officer An 83-year-old Smiths Falls woman was arrested and charged for assaulting a police officer on July 20. Police officers were investigating a complaint lodged at a location on Lorne Street when they encountered the accused. Officers stated that the woman became agitated and assaulted police by swinging her cane at them and scratching them with her nails. The woman was arrested then later released on a Promise to Appear. She is scheduled to appear in Perth court on Aug. 22. MAN BREAKS INTO RESIDENCE AND FALLS ASLEEP A 37-year-old Smiths Falls man was arrested and charged with two counts of Mischief, Unlawfully in a Dwelling and Assault after allegedly kicking in a woman’s door and falling asleep on her couch. Police reported that on July 19, the female victim returned to her residence around 1:20 a.m. to find her door had been kicked in and found the accused sleeping on her couch. The accused had been staying with the victim, but she had kicked him out the day before. The woman called the police who found the accused still asleep and intoxicated. Police officers woke the accused and arrested him without further incident.

Upon investigation, police learned of two other incidents between the victim and the accused this past January. On one date the accused shoved the victim when she attempted to a pull a plastic margarine container off a burner and another date when the accused shook and broke the victim’s chair after an argument. The accused was held for bail. The allegations have not been proven in court. The Smiths Falls Police Service is urging anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The Municipalities of Beckwith, Carleton Place, Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, Mississippi Mills, Montague, Perth, Smiths Falls Tay Valley ask you to CALL 9-1-1.

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“I wasn’t elected by Tim Hortons, I was elected by the people to make this a better place, not to make it better for Tim Hortons. ” Coun. Chris Cummings talization conference she attended with some of her fellow councillors. She said revitalizing the downtown area requires a significant increase in foot and bike traffic. “I have nothing against Tim Hortons renovating,” she said. “They have been very good (at accommodating the town).” Allen said Tim Hortons agreed to several requests made by the town to make the restaurant look more appealing for the town’s vision of the downtown area. Smiths Falls Deputy Police Chief Bob Dowdall said the police are always concerned when there’s a significant increase in traffic, but that the town is currently dealing with projections and will not know the true increase in car traffic until the drive-thru is constructed. Elaine Mallory, the town’s director of administrative and planning services, said construction of the project will begin sometime in late summer. 486655

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It’s a catchy phrase: Can ya help? It’s one that symbolizes the work of a Smiths Falls native whose non-profit organization is all about helping children of Kenya. Nancy Stevens says her heart is still in Africa. She travels there frequently to help families learn about sustainable living. She’s raised thousands of dollars for a cause close to her heart — the Kenya Help foundation. “I have never felt safer anywhere in the world as I have in Kenya,” she said during movie night in Confederation Park in Smiths Falls on Thursday, July 22. Her charity was the recipient of half the concession stand sales that night – coupled with a $650 donation from students

who raised money at St. James the Greater School. “Every cent that I raise goes to help provide necessities for families in Kenya,” she said. She has helped build a classroom and has supplied children with text books, food and water; she has helped build coops so they may raise their own chickens and she has even had thousands of litres of fresh drinking water brought into the city on a moment’s notice. “It’s great that I can get things done quickly now,” she said. “I am starting to get my wings there.” Kenya Help’s focus started with the children at the Sidai rehabilitation centre in Ngong, Kenya, and is now touching the lives of many children at different orphanages in that area. Stevens travels to Ngong so she can work on construction projects in order to better the lives of the children.

“Food, health care and education are the priorities right now,” she said. She says she is starting her fundraising now for next spring’s trip back to Africa. Stevens has even enlisted the help of her niece, Leah Stringer, 14, to create necklaces which they then sell for profit. “I pay for my own flight and accommodations,” she said. “The money I raise through fundraisers, like the sale of jewelry, goes directly to help the children.” Visit her blog/website at and watch the living documentary unfold as her work continues in Africa. To date, Stevens has raised $13,500 in three years. She has set a loft goal of $15,000 for next year’s trip. For more information, visit her website; or to donate to the cause, email nancy@kenyaPhoto by Laurie Weir Nancy Stevens (left) and her niece Leah Stringer sell jewelry at movie night in Centennial Park, Smiths Falls on Thursday, July 21 as a fundraising effort for Kenya Help, which is a charity started by Stevens that raises money for families in Africa.

Youth volunteer prepares for New Brunswick LAURIE WEIR

Keirsten Smith enjoys history. She’s also good with children, which is evident when she lends a helping hand with her sister, Lindsay, who is the summer program co-ordinator for the Rideau Canal Museum. Keirsten grabbed her glue gun and reported for duty last week during Rideau Ranger Day Camp. “I just wanted to help out my sister,” she said. “And it’s good experience for what I want to do.” What Keirsten will be doing is a volunteer stint with Katimivik, which engages youth in a volunteer service to foster sustainable

communities through challenging national youth service programs. She will be heading to Brantford, Ont., for a few months, then to Moncton, N.B., where she will stay until December this year. Katimavik offers youth the opportunity to explore and get involved. The program started in 1977 and it gives young Canadians, ages 17 to 21, the chance to discover their country, live in a group and be involved in communities. Learning Canada’s official languages and protecting the environment have always been an integral part of the program. A graduate of St. John Catholic High School in Perth, this Smiths

Falls teenager says she’s never been away from home for an extended period of time, but agrees that she’s looking forward to the experience. “I love history…and working with kids. I will be creating my own program for Brantford and Moncton,” she said. “I want to see if this is the career path for me…I am leaning toward teaching, but this is giving me the opportunity to experience different things.” She said goodbye to her folks; mom Terry and dad John, as well as her sister, on Monday. “I’m looking forward to this experience and giving back to people,” she said. “I really like doing that.”

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Taking care of our fellow Canadians

Double trouble ANDREW SNOOK Snook’s Look


miths Falls, take a bow. Each and every community volunteer has selflessly offered a helping hand these past few days as we dive into the emergency preparedness plan. The town’s people have opened their doors and their hearts to neighbours of Northern Ontario who have left their families and their homes to flee to safety, while fire rages around them. Our First Nations brothers and sisters have found new friends in Smiths Falls — and Ottawa and various other communities in southern Ontario who have aided in this emergency evacuation process. It’s more than a community effort. It’s a national effort. Federal and provincial agencies are ensuring host communities have the essentials needed to provide a comfortable and safe living arrangement while our guests are in our towns. As of Sunday evening, fire has destroyed more than 537,000 hectares of property and displaced 3,591 people. No further evacuations are planned at this time as the Ministry of Natural Resources, through First Nations Leaders, is constantly re-assessing the need for future evacuations. Keeping families and communities together has been a priority. Registration lists are being shared among all host communities to make it easier to locate and reunite family members who may have become separated. The Canadian Red Cross has also set up a central registry to help residents of evacuated communities locate family members. Currently, there are 118 active fires in Northern Ontario with more than 2,600 fire personnel fighting the blazes that are presenting challenges every minute of every day. There are 17 heavy bombers in the air, and four light bombers, not to mention more than 100 helicopters and other support aircraft. But winds are changing; the rains are coming and hope for a quick and safe return home is on the horizon. Our 614 guests — the highest number of evacuees is here in Smiths Falls — are being treated to some hometown hospitality. It’s refreshing to see our neighbours pull together to help fellow Canadians. This is why there are mock disasters planned, so we can better take care of our own people... as it should be.

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test and Wayne Rostad magine the surprise enjoyed the moments. when Delta Fair When I asked the secreorganizers announced tary about entry fees, and their lineup for this year’s if we could get into the entertainment... April fair for free, I found out Wine was slated to appear why that can’t happen. on Saturday night. It was To bring names like enough to draw 3,000 to the April Wine to the fair, it fairgrounds during the day. costs the board $25,000. According to John Mac For that amazing juggler, Tavish, the fairboard’s secKobbler Jay, his price tag retary, it was one of the largwas $2,500. est crowds in history — and The board’s budget is that’s a pretty big history, as about $130,000 to $140,000. the fair spans 181 years. Gate receipts help offset “We had such a great the costs. As do the countresponse this year for April The Underwood less hours of fundraisWine,” John told me. “We ing. One thing organizers had over 2,500 there for sure, Chronicles will miss will be the and more than 3,000 at the revenue from the closure fair on Saturday.” of the Brockville Bingo Hall. They are John said overall it was comparable currently scrambling for more funding to last year’s numbers, but he didn’t opportunities for next year. have a final tally as of my deadline. “It’s never ending. We are always The fairboard members ought to trying to juggle the budget to bring be commended on another successful the best to this great rural community. year. Numbers were down for home That’s what this fair is all about.” crafters, but for the most part, chilLombardy Fair starts this weekend. dren’s entertainment and those who Show your support, enjoy the events flocked to Delta to see such favourites and thank a volunteer. as the tractor pull, pet show, baby con-



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elcome to Snook’s, can I take your order? If you’re looking to order a sleep-deprived journalist who thinks the Beckwith Street drivethru is a potential headache for residents and shops, then I’ve got just what you need. Council recently voted in favour of the renovations of the Tim Hortons restaurant. No councillor was actually against the coffee chain doing renovations to make improvements, but they were concerned about the drive-thru that will be added on the store, and I can’t really blame them. Coun. Chris Cummings said Tim Hortons stated its profitability increases, on average, by 30 per cent when a drive-thru is introduced, so it is hard to blame the restaurant for wanting to install one; however, I can understand the concerns presented by Chris and Lorraine Allen. If 70 per cent of people will begin using the drive-thru instead of parking, then there will definitely be a significant increase in traffic on the property, and potentially to Beckwith Street. Considering the size of the queue at times at the Tim Hortons located just outside of town on Highway 15, the 20-car queue space the coffee chain is planning may not suffice. More importantly, it will increase car traffic and maybe reduce foot traffic, which does not do any favours to the shops in the downtown core. Lorraine mentioned to me that during a revitalization conference she recently attended, she was informed that the best types of traffic for the downtown core were – from best to worst – are foot, bike, bus and car. If 70 per cent of the customers begin using the drive-thru instead of stopping, it could potentially affect the shops in the downtown core. I truly hope that’s not the case, and that the soon-to-be “new and improved” Tim Hortons doesn’t create any significant changes to other stores or create large queues leaving customers frustrated. Not that I’m too worried about the latter – I prefer to buy my coffee on the other side of the street.

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Alex Markadonis enjoys a good debate on any subject and was the recent recipient of the Joanne Pillar Memorial Award from his graduating class at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Smiths Falls. He keeps a positive attitude, despite the perils he has recently faced.

Fair’s on! The Lombardy Fair is set to run from July 29 to Aug. 1 and promises something for everyone. Hosted by the Lombardy Agricultural Society, the event is held annually on the Civic Holiday long weekend at the Lombardy fairgrounds, south of Smiths Falls on Highway 15, its buildings easily identified by their bright orange roofs. Now in its 145th year, the fair “has grown and expanded to act as a benchmark for other fairs in Ontario. Horses, dogs, babies and even clowns will be on display in various showcases. Fresh produce and homemade crafts will also be available. An antique tractor pull, lawn mower races and a demolition derby round-out some of the weekend’s scheduled excitement. For more information, call 613284-2640 or visit

colades from his teachers. Alex earned the second highest standing award for academics, and received a certificate of recognition for enrichment mini-courses program after spending a week at

Alex recently graduated from St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Smiths Falls on the honour roll with a 90 to 95 per cent grade average. He also earned a number of other awards and ac-





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Alex Markadonis has a lot on his plate for a teenager with the entire summer ahead of him. The spirited boy of soon-to-be 14 has a restaurant named after him – his Greek name that is – Alexio’s Family Restaurant in Smiths Falls, where he waits tables, helps with prep work in the kitchen, washes dishes, and does anything that his grandmother, Maria, or grandpa, Manos, need him to do. He also keeps a vigil at his mother’s hospital bedside when he is able. She received a double-lung transplant and is currently in intensive care in the Ottawa General Hospital. Alex says she’s doing better, but is still not out of the woods. “He’s a good boy,” Maria says in her watchful way as she studies the newcomer in her restaurant. “He has taught me so much.” Alex studies a drawing he’s working on. It has to do with the complexities of anthropology. He can talk that subject – or any other one for that matter – with the ease of a seasoned philosopher. Religion, world affairs, evolution, medicine – he has an answer for everything. “It’s all about choice,” he says, matter-of-factly. “It’s optional. We have the ability to learn and to get along with each other and the environment. We have that ability to choose and to learn about things…study them.” His mom, Irene, who suffers from pulmonary hypertension and lupus, has taught him a valuable life lesson – ironically – save your breath. “Mom tells me not to waste my breath on (hurtful) people and to save each breath for something you believe in.”

Algonquin College in Ottawa. His 13 years.” By that time, young Alex says course of study: Anthropology of he will have his own businesses – Science Fiction. But the icing on the cake came plural – and will “rent them out.” He is planning on a B&B in his with the evening’s final award. The Joanne Pillar Award was home, and will sell fresh fruits given to Alex who demonstrated and vegetables from his backyard a positive attitude, was respect- garden. “I don’t think I’m a pessimist ful and helpful to others – an allor an optimist…I think I’m in bearound good student. “We are so proud of him,” said tween. I’m lucky to be here and Maria. “That poor boy has gone there is nothing wrong with the world…it’s ignorance I think. Esthrough so much.” Alex takes it all in stride pecially government ignorance though, and says keeping his – I despise the concept of false grades high is a mind-over-mat- morality in politics and I don’t ter issue. He reads a lot – studies a agree with it….We could be much variety of subjects not yet taught worse off here.” to his age level in school, and he says he is working every day on being a better person: -BOE6TF1MBOOJOHBOE1SPKFDU.BOBHFNFOU “Better than yesterday,” he Contact Tracy for assistance with your says. “We have severances and land use planning projects. it pretty good here…we can all make this life heaven by helping others and myself ? Well, I just do my best every day. I like to help others too.” He says this is what motivates him – always having a chance to be “better than yesterday” and that the best day of his life hasn’t happened yet. “I anticipate that will happen in about 480755-30-11 321515


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Local artist receives nod for Ottawa Art Expo this October ANDREW SNOOK

For Leah Hicks the third time really is the charm. The Smiths Falls resident and local painter has been invited to showcase her paintings at Ottawa Art Expo 2011 from Oct. 28 to 30. This will mark the third consecutive year Hicks has been accepted into the prestigious event. “It’s pretty exciting,” she said. “A lot of people apply for it, it’s getting really well known

so it’s getting harder and harder (to get accepted). It’s really encouraging. This makes me want to pursue it and see where I can take it.” Hicks said the part of the expo she looks forward to the most each year is the gala on the opening night. “It’s really a lot of fun,” Hicks said. “Everyone dresses up and schmoozes. It’s really neat. I like being a part of that. Thousands of people go through. I end up extremely tired at the end of the day and it’s a lot of fun; you get a lot of feedback.”

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27 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28. She will also be showcasing her paintings at Brush Strokes Art Supplies and Gallery’s Vernissage taking place on Friday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m., at 129 Bridge St. in Carleton Place. ITALY IN DECEMBER

Hicks will be displaying her paintings at the Merrickville Artisans Show on Aug. 27 and 28, at the Merrickville Fairgrounds. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.

Hicks said the expo she is most excited about this year is her invitation to show off her paintings at Florence Beinnale 2011, which takes place in Florence, Italy from Dec. 3 to 11.

To finance the trip, Hicks is currently selling and auctioning off a large number of her paintings. Anyone interested in checking out Hicks’ paintings can visit the shows in Merrickville and Carleton Place or drop by Compositions Art Gallery located at 47 Main St. E. in Smiths Falls, or check out Compositions’ website at Anyone interested in helping Hicks’ finance her trip to Florence can donate at: www.wepay. com/donate/leah2italy

Youth exchange volunteers enjoy area for three months LAURIE WEIR

From July 5 to September 24, Perth and Smiths Falls areaa will play host to a group of Canada World Youth from Honduras who have been paired with young men and women across Canada to learn tools of the trade for a sustainable community. Grethel Mejia, 22 of Honduras, and Carol-Anne Riendeau from the Montreal area have been paired for this year’s youth

exchange program who will be familiar faces around the Town of Perth before they leave in September. “We want to learn as much about many things here as we can to take back to Honduras and teach the people of my community,” said Mejia. “We are volunteers and will be at Town Hall, working with the Business Improvement Area and doing some gardening at Crystal Palace.” This year’s program focuses

on linking health and environmental issues, including community gardening, food security, eco-projects and agriculture. Weekly, the group of 18 – who are strategically billeted with host families from Smiths Falls to Frankville and throughout Perth – will meet to discuss their findings and share with others. “It’s a learning experience for us,” said Riendeau. “Perth is very beautiful… it is not like my home of a busy city. There is a lot of culture and beauty… it’s

peaceful.” Lisa Jaster is the group’s supervisor. “We design projects that will enable youth to help find solutions and responses to important environmental sustainability challenges in local communities,” she said. Youth volunteers might work on municipal campaigns to inform the population of new sustainability projects, contribute to local reforestation efforts or work to help initiate a commu-

nity compost program. These are just a few examples of how our volunteers actively participate in promoting a sustainable future. Canada World Youth’s mission is to increase the ability of people, and especially youth, to participate actively in the development of just, harmonious, and sustainable societies. This is not the first time CWY has visited Perth. They were here three times before, the most recent just last year.


At left, Smiths Falls Old Timers’ soccer player Tim Smith clears the ball out of his defensive zone during the 28th annual James D. Canuel Memorial Soccer Tournament held on July 23 and 24 at Conlon Farm in Perth.

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At right, Smiths Falls Old Timers’ soccer player Miro Krsmanovic charges for the ball against a Pembroke player. Smiths Falls won the match 1-0.

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Local teens creating team for ball hockey tournament in Tampa ANDREW SNOOK

A couple of Smiths Falls teens are looking to get the ball rolling for a competitive ball hockey tournament this fall. Ryley Saumure and Adam Muldoon are hoping to put together a team of local players to compete at the 2011 Tampa Bay Shootout from Oct. 21 to 23 in Tampa Bay, Fl. The 18-year-old recent St. John Catholic High School graduate said he has played ball hockey competitively for several years, and recently represented Canada at the World Ball Hockey Championships where his team won gold. Muldoon said he has been playing ball hockey competitively for about 18 months. “We’re putting a team together to go to Tampa Bay for a big tournament in October,” Saumure said. “We’re holding open tryouts in August.”

He said he is currently setting up the tryouts at the gymnasium in the old Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute, located at 2 Gould St. in Smiths Falls. Saumure said he and Muldoon are organizing four sessions where players can come out and compete for a spot on the team. The sessions will cost $5 each. Saumure said anyone interested in playing defence or forward positions should bring athletic shorts, running shoes, regular hockey gloves, a hockey stick and a water bottle. Anyone interested in the goaltending position should bring goalie pads, a glove, blocker, helmet, goalie stick, a protective athletic cup and a water bottle. “It’s the biggest tournament for ball hockey in North America,” Saumure said. For more information, contact Saumure at


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Rideau Rangers campers enjoyed eco-day at the Rideau Canal Museum on Wednesday, July 20 as more than a dozen youth from five to 10 years of age participated in hands-on activities. “This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year,” said Lisa Bell, the museum’s business manager. “We have had a full house this week with lots of activities going on.” From soap monsters to magic mud to flying pigs, the children had a chance to make their own environmentally friendly coin banks – or pencil cases – from recycled water bottles on Wednesday. “This is a great way for them to see that we don’t have to throw away so many water bottles,” Bell said. “We are making some really fun creations with them.” The Rideau Rangers kicked off in 2005 and helps offset the museum’s operational costs. Children are able to take part in two weeks

of summer programming – one week in July, which just finished, and the second is Aug. 15 to 19. August events include: First Nations Life; SPLASH Under the Sea; Out of This World Space Day; The Amazing Race… Rideau Ranger Style and Backwards Fiesta Day. The camp takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there are a few spaces left. The fee is $20 per day, or $95 for the week. Lindsay Smith is the educational program coordinator for the summer events. She says it’s a great way for the children to learn about their environment while having fun at the same time. The Rideau Canal Museum is celebrating 25 years this year with events planned for the coming weeks, including a two-day celebration in the fall. Watch Smiths Falls This Week for an update as more information becomes available. For more information regarding the Rideau Rangers day camp, call the museum at (613) 284-0505 or

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Rangers Campers like Emily McLean, 7 (left); Zachary Whiting, Joseph Stepanuik and Kurtis Briggs (above) enjoyed activities all week long, with museum business manager Lisa Bell (right).

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Black rat snake makes guest appearance LAURIE WEIR

A black rat snake native to this area was a guest visitor to the Rideau Rangers camp on Wednesday, July 20 at the Rideau Canal Museum. The dozen or so children were not fazed in the slightest by the snake that can grow to three metres in length. “We like to introduce the species to children so they can help protect them,” said Morgan Brown of Perth, a summer employee of Parks Canada who helps with resource conservation. “A lot of people are afraid of them, so the snakes (are killed),” Brown said. “By introducing them to children and having Submitted photo them on display at interpretive centres, Laiken Gullen is not shy around this then people can see that they are really beautiful.” black rat snake.


Brown says the black rat snake is on the province’s ‘at risk’ list. It’s the largest snake in Ontario and loves extreme heat – the hotter it is, the larger they grow. “The population of them is not really diminishing; it’s the factors we have to monitor that make them a species at risk,” said Brown. She spoke to the children about turtles at risk or threatened, like the blanding, stinkpot and map turtles. Milk and ribbon snakes are also on the list. “Some of these species are of concern,” said Brown. “We know the variables that are harming their environment, like urban sprawl, highway mortality, and we are monitoring that.” Snapping turtles are another species of special concern. “There is a high mortality rate for snapping turtles,” she said. “When people see

them on the side of the road, please just leave them alone. Or if they’re on the highway, stop and help them cross the road – in the direction that they are headed.” Of the 30 to 40 eggs a snapper will lay in a year, only three to five make it to maturity because predators enjoy them as tasty treats, noted Brown. Two years ago, the Ministry of Environment introduced the ‘Action on the Ground’ plan to protect ecological integrity in Canada’s national parks and national historic sites. Parks Canada will (soon) have brochures on display at its Rideau Canal Museum in Smiths Falls, and at lock stations, that show the species at risk in Ontario. Staff is encouraging visitors to fill out the brochure to help in its quest to identify the species and locations of such sightings.

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Scott Fleming, manager of the Rideau Home Hardware Building Centre located at 58 Abbott St., poses in front of his store’s new sign. He wanted to vent his frustrations towards the Abbott Street Bridge delays in a humorous way, mission accomplished. Fleming said his store’s till has taken a hit due the bridge’s closure. It has been closed since January, and is scheduled to open on Thursday, July 28.

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Kelly Heath and Rob Gemmell, of Gemmell’s Garden Centre, pose inside the store’s greenhouse, located north of Smiths Falls on Hwy 15. The store raised almost $1,000 during a recent flower giveaway.

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What began as a simple free flower giveaway blossomed into a fundraiser, collecting almost $1,000 for three Smiths Falls charities. Rob Gemmell and Kelly Heath of Gemmell’s Garden Centre, along with a team of volunteers, set up shop on July 8, at the corner of Chamber and Market streets. With them were 17 racks of “flowers that needed a home,” Heath, the store’s retail manager, said. There were petunias, marigolds, purple iresine, snapdragons, and even some vegetables, all grown by the garden centre, located north of town, on Hwy. 15. Gemmell’s growing season had come and gone, leaving them with a surplus of plants. Rather than let them go to waste, store staff wanted them to bring joy to others. The Downtown Business Association helped hook up Gemmell’s with three local groups, who could help with the flower giveaway and could benefit in return: the Salvation Army, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the local food bank. “We’re not in a position to give great big cheques to all these organizations, so this was our way of giving back to the community,” said Gemmell, the owner. The original hope was to simply give the plants away – there were almost 9,000 of them, Gemmell estimates – but when people tried to pay for them, they started donating for the three charities. “People gave whatever they

could give. Some gave $2, some gave $40. Some gave tuna salad, some gave banana loaf. Some people didn’t give anything and that was fine too,” Heath said, recalling a gentleman who left with a tomato plant and returned with a big bowl of tuna salad, with five forks for the volunteers. When the dust had cleared at the end of the day, fewer than three racks remained. The Salvation Army took those plants to give away at their store, and soon they were gone too. Gardening brings joy to people, Heath said. To introduce it to those who might have been afraid of killing the plants under their own care, made the day doubly rewarding. “The more experience people get with plants at a younger age, the more likely they are to become gardeners and care about the environment,” Gemmell said. The organizers wished to thank the volunteers who made the day possible – known to them only as Rhonda, Linda, Tracey, Bonita, Linda and Sylvia – and to thank the community for its generosity. The event raised more than $900 for the three charities, Gemmell said, plus several donations of canned food. A thank-you from Big Brothers and Big Sisters sits on Gemmell’s desk, one of many testaments to the event’s impact. “We see our ‘Littles’ blossom and grow when involved in our mentoring programs,” it reads, referring to its little brother or little sister matches. “So helping with the plant distribution was the perfect connection, since plants also grow and blossom.”




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Position Title: Regional Human Resources Manager- 12 month contract (Maternity Leave) Department: Human Resources Location: Metroland – Ottawa Area: (Arnprior, Carleton Place, Kemptville, Nepean, Perth, Renfrew, & Smiths Falls)

Earn an approved Diploma in less than 1 year. Financial Assistance may be available.

Metroland Media currently has an opening for a Regional Human Resources Manager supporting the Ottawa region. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, the incumbent will be responsible for providing expert Human Resources consultation to the Region ensuring all Human Resources needs are successfully met. Consulting with the regional businesses, the primary responsibility of this role is to provide guidance and consulting to ensure that business practices are promoted and supported by HR practices.

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Job Posting Job Title: Permanent Full-Time District Service Representative Department: Circulation Department Location: Ottawa Job Summary: This is a challenging role that requires an enthusiastic and energetic individual who is a self starter with strong communication, organizational, computer and problem solving skills. Experience is not necessary as on-the-job training will be provided for the right candidate. Position Accountabilities: • A flair for dealing with customers in a patient and understanding manner • Excellent verbal & written communication skills • Detail oriented and highly organized • Ability to handle multiple demands and prioritize tasks • Address timely concerns in a timely and professional manner. • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide his /her transportation • Previous customer experience an asset • Bilingualism in English and French an asset

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University degree or equivalent education in Human Resources

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Results-oriented with the ability to think and learn on the fly. Interested candidates should forward their resumes on or before July 29th, 2011 to Nancy Gour: Job Category: Human Resources


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CONGRATULATIONS! to Roger Gibeault and Terrie Bridgeman on their wedding. Gibeault and Bridgeman were married on July 9, 2011 in Perth.

2ND PRESS PERSON Metroland -Ottawa Region a division of Metroland Media Group is looking for an experienced 2nd Press Person. The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience on Goss or Goss related equipment. JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible in the efficient operation of the printing units and maintenance to achieve a quality printed product. REPORTS TO: Plant Manager COMPETENCIES/SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: • Must have a thorough working knowledge of press setup and layout • Must have a minimum 5 years Global or Goss community web press related experience • Able to work shifts • Must be a motivated self starter • Assist in maintaining and improving quality standards and production performance • Good record of punctuality and attendance. • To perform “due diligence” as prescribed by the Ministry of Labour in the Ontario Health & Safety Act and understanding all Company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook.

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Community Bulletin Board Admiral Kingsmill Sailpast and Salute at Hanna Park in Portland on Big Rideau Lake. Access by Hwy. 15 south of Smiths Falls, 11a. m. to 4 p.m. All events are free except food venues. Events on land and on the lake. Great for children and adults alike. Bring your own chair. Portland Community Hall annual chicken barbecue begins at 4:30 p.m. Further info: email,; or call 613-349-5435.

Rangers Day Camp Program for all six to 10year-olds. Be prepared for a wide range of activities, games, crafts and themes that will take place during the week August 15 to 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for this day camp adventure will be $20 a day or $95 for one week. For more information regarding the Rideau Rangers Day Camp programs in August, please contact the museum at 613-284-0505 or via email at



Free Yoga Along the Rideau Canal, 8:15 to 9 a.m. in Lower Reach Park. Plant your feet on the ground and enjoy this free community class. It is for all ages and levels. Please bring yoga mat or blanket. Weather permitting! Each Sunday until Aug. 7. Contact The Yoga & Wellness Studio for more information at (613) 283-6163 or

The Toledo Royal Canadian Legion will host a car rally starting at noon. Starts at noon; $10 entry fee. All are welcome for a fun afternoon; chilli and buns upon return. For more information call: 613-275-7228.

• SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 Corn Roast Saturday at the Forfar Community Hall, Country Road 42, Forfar. Ham, beef, all the fresh corn with real butter you can eat, topped off with pie and ice cream; $12 per adult, $6 per child up to 12 years, children under six are free; 4:30 p.m. start. Sponsored by Simpson Masonic Lodge in support of the community.

• SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 Royal Canadian Legion, Toledo, will host a horseshoe tournament starting with registration at 9:30 a.m. Horseshoes will start at 10:30. All welcome, lunch available. Call for information: 613-275-7228.

• MONDAY, AUGUST 15 Rideau Canal Museum hosts the Rideau

selling locally grown produce and value added products. We provide a place for farmers, bakers, gardeners, food vendors and artisans to sell their goods. We encourage musicians, community groups and creative people to come out and promote their activity or organixation. We want to create a welcoming community atmosphere, a place for people to meet. Contact: Peter Nauer; phone: 613283-8418; email: info@smithsfallsfarmersmar-;

• ONGOING Snowmobile club looking for help.To all snowmobilers and breakfast goers, the Snow Road Snowmobile Club is renovating and expanding its clubhouse. A few hours of help would be appreciated. Work days are every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 613-2780477 for confirmation.

• EVERY WEDNESDAY The Smiths Falls Toastmasters Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Courtyard Café (7 Russell St. W.) for its regularly scheduled meeting. All are welcome to attend.

• EVERY THURSDAY 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 613-264-8218.

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• EVERY SATURDAY Smiths Falls Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking Lot RCAFA Hall, 44 Abbott St. N, beside the bridge. The Smiths Falls Farmers Market is committed to promoting and 465938


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