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The Civitan Club holds its annual awards with many receiving kudos and trophies for their dedication.


Thursday, October 13, 2011 | 24 pages

Laundry facility opens at Gallipeau Centre ANDREW SNOOK

COMEDY CENTRAL Rick Wharton will entertain the crowds at Station Theatre Saturday night.


SPLIT A PAIR The Smiths Falls Bears split a pair of weekend games, but not without consequences.


there will be plans to hire additional staff. “We are very excited,” he said. The Gallipeau CenThis is the first busitre has begun taking ness reopened at the care of the town’s dirty former Rideau Regionlaundry. al Centre which was Larry Hart, director closed in March 2009. of laundry services at The final Hart Laundry sale of the Services loformer RRC cated inside Plans are to the Gallthe Gallipeau ipeau family Centre, said underway took place on the company to open the July 8. has already Since that begun laundry pool at the time it has contracts with Gallipeau been renamed the Broadview Nursing Cen- Centre in the the Gallipeau Centre and tre, the Lanark has made Animal Wel- near future headlines fare Society for housing and recently more than 600 evacuees signed an agreement during the raging forest with the Perth and fires in northwestern Smiths Falls District Ontario and reopening Hospital which will the laundry services. take effect in early OcSmiths Falls Mayor tober. Dennis Staples also anHart said this was nounced that the Galjust the beginning for lipeau family has plans the laundry service, to open the swimming which already employs pool sometime to the 10 full-time staff. public sometimes in the Hart said as the businear future. ness continues to grow


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Grade 1 students Stephanie Kerr-Wiseman, Aiden Raynor, Carson Himmelman, Nevin Dunn and Matthew Babcock pull wagons of food in St. James the Greater School’s 14th annual Thanksgiving food drive and turkey train on Friday, Oct. 7. Students collected 1,236 food items for the Smiths Falls Police Service’s Stuff A Cruiser campaign. The SFPD’s campaign collected 4,175 pounds of food during the event.

Learning self-sustainability techniques STAFF Transition Perth kicks off its skill sharing workshops with an afternoon on fruit propagation, Saturday, Oct. 15, south of Smiths Falls. The workshop will teach simple techniques to start your own fruit bushes and trees, flowering shrubs and roses using everyday household objects. The workshop will cover five basic

techniques of propagation: division, layering, tip layering, cuttings and seeds. No previous experience necessary. Donations are welcome, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. As spaces are limited, RSVP is required. The fruit propagation workshop on Oct. 15 will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. outside of Smiths Falls. To RSVP, call 613267-1926 or

Election Results 2011

Hillier wins re-election with more than half the vote

In true Randy Hillier style, the newly re-elected conservative MPP arrived at his headquarters in Perth last Thursday night oozing his trademark country-boy confidence and flashing his suspenders. He and his wife, Jane, were greeted with cheers, handshakes and back slapping as they walked into Fiddleheads Bar and Grill, just after 10 p.m. that night, knowing that the numbers were in Hillier’s favour. People were shoulder-toshoulder at the restaurant during Hillier’s arrival, sporting blue and white Hillier buttons and waving placards that matched the balloons decorating the pub area. The re-elected Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP said he was confident all along. “Everyone in Queen’s Park knows that when I say I’m going to do something, I do it,” he said,

which roused the crowd to applaud and hoot in support. In the end, Hillier garnered just over 50 per cent of the vote, earning 22,457 in total. That accounts for more than 4,000 more votes than he had in the 2007 provincial election. This time around, there was also a larger gap between how many votes Hillier was able to snag, compared to Liberal candidate, Bill MacDonald. In 2007, the count was close, with fewer than 950 votes separating the Conservative and Liberal candidates. Last Thursday night, that gap widened considerably, with almost 10,000 votes separating Randy from his Liberal competitor. “I went to Queen’s Park to do politics differently,” he said. “I have done them differently and I think people recognize that.” Approximately 20 people dropped by the Sharbot Lake Country Inn in support of MacDonald on election night. MacDonald said he was happy with the campaign,

despite the loss. “I feel we ran a pretty good campaign and touched on some important issues,” he said. MacDonald said he was happy to see his win the election, although he had hoped for a Liberal majority. “It’s always better for the province to have a majority. The government gets to continue its programs,” he said. MacDonald added that he thought the Liberals’ positive messages were a key part of their overall success this election. “I find the Conservative Party’s program was very negative,” said Bill MacDonald. “The Liberal Party had a positive program…it got pretty personal when people heard the opposition say they were canceling this and canceling that. People started thinking they could lose their jobs.” Hillier said the Perth and Lanark area has always been supportive of him. He said it was great to see such a strong showing

of support for him in the riding, noting that his considerable lead speaks to the way the public has embraced the conservatives locally. “I wish there was a stronger showing provincially for the conservatives, but people have cast their votes and that’s how democracy works,” Hillier said. Before the election visit that night, Hillier said he was at home, “trying to decide which suspenders to wear.”

Randy Hillier celebrates with his constituents at Fiddleheads Restaurant in Perth Oct. 6 following his victory. Photo by Rosanne Lake

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By the numbers Randy Hillier earned his seat in the riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington with more than 50 per cent of the popular vote. Hillier earned 50.08 per cent of the vote share with 22,457 votes. Liberal candidate Bill MacDonald registered 12,519 in second place with 27.92 per cent of the votes. In third place was NDP candidate Dave Parkhill with 8,118 votes for 18.10 per cent. Nancy Matte, Green Party candidate was fourth with 1,748 votes for 3.9 per cent of the vote. Across the province, the Liberals earned 53 seats with 37.62 per cent of the vote shares. Progressive Conservates are in second with 37 seats on 35.43 per cent of the vote and the NDPs in third with 17 seats on 22.73 per cent.

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Tuesday October 18th

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Tuesday October 18th

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Monday October 24th

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Councillor Brian Dowdall

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The Township of Beckwith and the Town of Carleton Place Invites you to the is seeking Board Members Qualified Board candidates must live or work in Lanark County and must be at least 18 years of age. • If you are interested in children, youth and families and can commit to two meetings per month, please consider joining the Board of Directors of Open Doors. Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth is a fully accredited children’s mental health centre funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services serving the children, youth and families of Lanark County. • Previous Board experience is an asset but training is available. • Board members work together on policy development, long term planning, community relations and advocacy; and overseeing the operations of the centre. To apply, please call 613-257-8260 for an information package and application form. We hope to hear from you by October 24th.

Joint Official Trail Opening Sunday October 23rd, 2011 Ribbon Cutting at 2:00 p.m. To take place at The Town of Carleton Place & Township of Beckwith Border. (Enter from the 10th Line or near Home Depot) Light Refreshments. Come Walk with Us

REMINDER – PAST DUE TAXES The last tax payment for the year was due on September 21st, 2011. Reminders notices will be coming out in the mail with penalty.


You are invited to join the members of inSPIRE Church during a series of Open House events on Sunday October 2nd, 16th and 30th, between 2pm & 4pm at the Calvary Christian Academy. We would love to answer any questions you have about us and the future of the church, as well as just get to know you personally! We have information for you as well as a gift! Please mark your calendars and set aside the time as we welcome you to what God is doing in Carleton Place! For more information please contact Scott Ridenour, Lead Pastor, inspire Church- Carleton Place


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Election Results 2011



BROCKVILLE – Of all of the 37 Progressive Conservative candidates elected or re-elected across the province last week, Steve Clark and his volunteers had more than enough reason to feel election fatigue. While the Ontario election stretched the time, patience, resources and money of Tory volunteers with last year’s municipal elections, and last May’s federal vote, Leeds-Grenville Tories had to contend with Clark’s by-election campaign in March 2010. “The Leeds-Grenville team is second-to-none,” said Clark during his victory speech at The Mill Restaurant on Water Street in downtown Brockville on Oct. 6. “It’s been a hard 30 days… (But) it’s wonderful to have such a wonderful PC family. I feel extremely fortunate. The last year-and-a-half has been a good learning experience for me.” With Ontario electing its first minority government to Queen’s Park since 1985, Clark said that he still knew where his priorities were. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a

majority or a minority government… it’s Leeds-Grenville first, that’s who I represent,” said Clark. “My job is to represent the people who elected me.” He also pointed out that, during his time in Toronto, he witnessed the three parties working together to pass important legislation and private members’ bills. While Clark was glad that he was re-elected, and that the party saw its seat total and share of the popular vote increase, he admitted that the evening was bittersweet. “Obviously, you hope for a majority when you start an election,” said Clark, who added that one of his priorities will be private sector job creation. He also noted that he was sad to see that “voter turnout was not where it should have been.” While Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak did not meet expectations amongst some Tories that the party would return to government, Clark did not question his loyalty to his leader. “I think we need to band together,” said Clark. “We have a big job as an opposition. We’ll be a united caucus.” Leeds-Grenville MP Gord

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PC MPP Steve Clark wins easily in Leeds-Grenville Brown knows a thing or two about minority governments, having served in three of them. “We always had to plan for an election,” he said of his time on the government benches between 2006 and 2011. “We were always planning for an election.” Had the Tories formed a government, or if they do so in the future, Brown predicts a strong role for his friend of 30 years. “I’d have really loved to see

Steve as a minister in a Hudak government,” said Brown. “I’m disappointed that Tim Hudak didn’t win. (But) it’s a wonderful night for Steve and Tories. He does a great job as a Tory MPP (and) it’s a vote of confidence.” Brown also admitted that there was probably a bit of voter fatigue in the riding, reflected in the voter turnout. “It’s disappointing,” said campaign worker Ed Teague of Spencerville, who was in charge of putting up election signs, as he watched the election results roll in with his friends. But as for Clark’s election, “we didn’t think there would be a problem,” he said. But having worked on Brown’s campaign as well as Clark’s, Teague is ready to go again if needed, fixed election dates notwithstanding. “We’ll be working at the next election in 18 months to two years,” Teague said with a laugh. Officer operations manager Don Greenham said he was surprised with some of the numbers for NDP candidate David Lundy. “The NDP has been campaigning hard,” admitted Greenham. “I thought they would be higher.

I was expecting Lundy to be in second place.” Greenham also pointed out that he expected better NDP numbers from Gananoque and Brockville. “If you live in Brockville, you see a lot of NDP signs,” Greenham said, before adding, “on lawns (that is), not in ditches!” He also noted that Green Party candidate Charlie Taylor would have done better had he had more “troops” on the ground. While Greenham commended the work of former Leeds-Grenville Tory MPP Bob Runciman, now a senator, he surmised that Clark had picked up a lot of former Liberal support in Brockville. “He’s a pretty popular guy,” said Greenham. FINAL LEEDS-GRENVILLE •Steve Clark, Progressive Conservative – 24,314 (63.58%) •Ray Heffernan, Liberal – 6,663 (17.42%) •David Lundy, NDP – 5,822 (15.32%) •Charlie Taylor, Green – 1,329 (3.48%) •Lance Fulsom, Socialist – 111 (0.29%) All 227 polls reporting.

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Smiths Falls Police Service seeks public’s support The Smiths Falls Police Service is urging anyone with information regarding these, or similar, incidents to contact the service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-TIPS (8477). MAN CHARGED AFTER DESTROYING VICTIM’S WARDROBE On Oct. 2, a 45-year-old Toledo man was arrested and charged with mischief after allegedly destroying his estranged common-law spouse’s clothing, jackets and footwear with a knife sometime between Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The accused was released on a promise to appear in court.

to a friend as she was being arrested. The woman was held for bail hearing. YOUTH CHARGED FOR SMASHING PARK LIGHTS On Oct. 2, a 17-year-old Smiths Falls youth was arrested and charged with mischief and breach of recognizance for damaging lamps in Centennial Park. Oct. 2 at approximately 6 p.m., police received a call regarding youths in Centennial Park who were allegedly damaging lights. Officers determined the accused had broken two lamps by throwing rocks at them. The accused fled the area, but police determined his identity and arrested him at his residence a short time later. The accused was held for bail.

POLICE CATCH FEMALE WITH WARRANTS FROM 2008 A 22-year-old, female Smiths Falls resident was arrested and charged with obstructing a police officer on Oct. 1. It is alleged that at approximately 2:30 a.m., police witnessed the accused with a group of people in the area of William Street East and Market Street. The officer knew the accused and after a short investigation, it was determined she was wanted on outstanding warrants from 2008. The woman provided the officer with a false name and attempted to prevent positive identification by throwing her purse

IMPAIRED DRIVER CAUGHT AFTER RUNNING TWO RED LIGHTS A 20-year-old, male Smiths Falls resident was arrested and charged with impaired driving over 80 after running red lights on Oct. 1. Oct. 1, it is alleged that at approximately 1:20 a.m., officers witnessed a Chevy Impala nearly caused a collision as it ran a red light at Beckwith Street. North and Russell Street East. Police caught up to the vehicle as it ran a second red light at Beckwith Street. North and Main Street. Officers arrested the driver after mak-

Photo by Ted Dyke The child in the picture is a local cancer survivor and together with her mom volunteered their time.

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ing observations he had been drinking. In subsequent breath tests the driver was shown to be over the legal limit of 80 mg with readings of 151 mg and 155 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. He was released on a promise to appear. ACCUSED FACING WEAPONS CHARGES AFTER ALTERCATION ON THE STREET On Sept. 30, police arrested and charged a 20-year-old, male Smiths Falls resident

with breach of probation, prohibited weapons and carry concealed weapon. It is alleged that on Sept. 30, police received a 911 call regarding an assault on Ogden Avenue around 1:20 a.m. Police responded and observed the accused running on Church Street. East. Police caught and arrested the accused and located a folding knife in his front pocket during a search. He was released on a promise to appear. The allegations have not been proven in court.


Driving patients for cancer society can be a rewarding experience By Gena Gibson


hen Dr. Anna Cornel retired from her position at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, she still wanted to give back to the community. The Perth resident chose cancer patients as the beneficiary of her community service, driving clients to cancer treatments on a regular basis through the Canadian Cancer Society’s volunteer driver program. “I really enjoy it,” she stressed. “You meet a lot of interesting people, and a lot of the pick-ups are rural, so you see different areas (you may not normally drive through).” Cornel has driven for the Canadian Cancer Society for three-and-a-half years now, e-mailing the co-ordinator before the beginning of each month to let them know when she will be available. She said she can drive as often as twice a week, but it is more often two or three times a month. “I was retired, and looking for something to do,” Cornel explained. “I’ve collected for the Canadian Cancer Society for years.” As a captain of the April canvassing campaign, Cornel knew how important the Canadian Cancer Society was for cancer patients. Attending a kick-off meeting for the campaign a few years ago, she heard about the need for volunteer drivers and decided she could help. She drives mainly to Ottawa, but has been to Kingston, Brockville and Carleton Place as well. The Queensway-Carleton Hospital is the site for many of the treatments for this area, since it opened the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre in February 2010. Cornel said she usually drops patients off at the treatment centre for three to four hours, but sometimes for as little This ad is generously sponsored by

as 15 minutes. She said some volunteer drivers do stay at the hospital and spend the time drinking coffee and reading magazines, but she prefers to use her time shopping, going for a walk or visiting a gallery. “I don’t think I’ve had any unpleasant drives,” Cornel stressed. She said clients are usually cancer patients who are older, and don’t have relatives in the area who can drive them to treatments. As a former doctor at CHEO, Cornel said she has some insight on the best free parking spots at area hospitals, saving the Canadian Cancer Society some money. The society pays for mileage and parking for volunteer drivers, with about 3,900 rides in 2010 costing more than $133,000. The Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to partner with Metroland Media, Lake 88.1 FM and BrockNews as sponsors of Wheels of Hope. If you would like to volunteer your time to become a volunteer driver or donate money to help get a local cancer patient to their cancer treatments you can call (613) 267-1058 or 1 800 3672913 or contribute online at About the Canadian Cancer Society The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. To learn more, visit www.cancer. ca or call the bilingual Cancer Information Service, toll-free, at 1 888 9393333. This is the third in a series for the Canadian Cancer Society to promote its Wheels of Hope campaign. The campaign aims to raise $25,000 for the Society’s volunteer driver program.


The Smiths Falls Civitan Club held its annual awards night at the hall on Thursday, Sept. 29. The Outgoing President’s Plaque was presented to David Bothwell and plaques to the secretary Jim Wiltsie and treasurer David Splane were presented by incoming president Don Turcotte. Award scrolls, years of service and perfect attendance chevrons where then presented to club members. Don and Kathy Turcotte received the outstanding project award for chairing the canteen project. Other project plaques were presented as follows: Anne Bothwell, Clergy Knight; Chris Craig, Festival of Trees; Jim and Joyce Wiltsie, Kids on the Block; Bryan and Julie Wiltsie, Partners Night; Pat Dawson, Hall Rentals; Gib Hodge, Bar, Canteen and Catering. Civitan Gib Hodge then presented Bob Code and Debbie Dixon from Zellers Smiths Falls with awards for their assistance in selling Claxton cakes. The President’s Award for assistance during his term was presented to Don Turcotte. The President’s Award to a non-Civitan for assistance was presented to Norm Turcotte. The 2010-11 recipient of the Club Civitan of the Year Award went to Pat Dawson. CLUB OFFICERS FOR 2011-2012 President, Donald Turcotte; past-president, David Bothwell; president-elect, Carolyn Trenholme; vice-president, John McTavish; secretary, Jim Wiltsie; treasurer, David Splane; directors (two years) Bonnie Laming, Irene Richardson; (one Year) Pat Dawson, Jim Macallister and Bryan Wiltsie.

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Smiths Falls Civitan Club hosts annual awards dinner


(Above) Long-time Smiths Falls Civitan Club member John MacTavish receives his 30-year membership pin from incoming president Don Turcotte. (Right) Civitan member Pat Dawson receives the 2010-11 Club Civitan of the Year award from the club’s treasurer David Splane. (Below) President-elect, Carolyn Trenholme receives a medal from Civitan governor John Carr. Photos by Andrew Snook


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Happy anniversary to me

Voter turnout hits all-time low



he weather was sunny. The date was set years ago. Advance polling options were more numerous than ever. And still, voter turnout in Ontario on Oct. 6 hit an all-time low. Apathy, that most heinous of political sins, abounded in Ontario. Dalton McGuinty narrowly missed a majority re-election and will have to settle for a 53-seat minority government. But with less than half of eligible voters marking an “X,” we have to wonder if his government really represents the will of the electorate. McGuinty’s Liberals picked up 37.62 per cent of the popular vote. But since only about five million voters hit the polls, only about 22 per cent of the approximately 8.5 million eligible voters favoured a Liberal government. Officially, the turnout recorded on Oct. 6 was 49.2 per cent. That was down from the previous all-time low, which was set in – wait for it – 2007, during the last provincial election. There was one bright light in this apathetic mess. Improved advance polling and other options to make casting a ballot more accessible were successful: 650,000 Ontarians voted before election day. At least Ontario is still doing better than the Northwest Territories, where 35 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in a recent election. But Manitoba’s general election last week yielded 57 per cent turnout. PEI had an astounding 76 per cent turnout – and that was low for the Maritime province. So what is the issue here? Are the leaders too boring? Did the issues and platforms fail to resonate with citizens? Have people lost sight of their civic duty? Voter turnout can be a pretty accurate measure of how much we care. Here in the Valley, after three elections – municipal, federal and now provincial – in less than 365 days, it’s probably safe to say that voters were simply tired of caring.

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exploitation — such as via oy meets Girl; Boy falls text messages or webcams. for Girl, Boy and Girl Keeping your children send text messages safe by having open converto each other. Boy says, ‘Wow, sations with them is the first I have such a hot girlfriend, I step in taking control of a want all my buddies to see her.’ situation that could result in So he sends a mass email/text a criminal record if found to his friends. guilty of these crimes. Imagine those text messagMelinda Long, the pares, with photos attached, show Laurie ent council chair at Smiths a curvy grin — or a curvy hip; WEIR Falls and District Collegiate sans the jeans; a little cleavage, or possibly something a The Underwood High School, along with her volunteer group, has pulled little racier. Chronicles together an informative eveBoy is not only in possession ning to help answer some of child pornography if Girl questions that parents may is under 18, but now he has have surrounding this issue just distributed those photos en — and a whole lot more. masse. To take place Oct. 19, starting at 6:30 What happens when people who are sending these texts messages, emails p.m. at the high school, parents and or having webcam conversations are teens will be able to get more information on this and other topics like under age? Well, according to police, they could suicide prevention, Internet luring, be charged with child pornography or the teen brain and even navigating the course of study for those in an IEP distribution of child porn. Child pornography is the sexual program. It’s a chance to get informed; get abuse of children and according to the Ontario Provincial Police, it’s a real help if needed, and to spread the word crime against the most vulnerable about all the issues that could be a bit of a puzzle for your teen, not to menmembers of society. It’s a criminal offence that victimiz- tion a great resource for parents to es children through sexual abuse and help their children.


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As of next week, I have been working for Smiths Falls This Week for one year. I think back to when I started last October, and how much I have learned about this sensational community. When I made the move to Smiths Falls This Week, I was excited to have the opportunity to learn more about a new town and its residents. A year later I’m still glad I made the move. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a lot of interesting people and places in Smiths Falls over the past year, but the favourite thing I have witnessed is something I see on an almost daily basis – a sense of community I have never witnessed in any other place I have lived in before, and that’s saying something with the number of places I’ve called home. Although times are particularly tough in Smiths Falls right now, I have never been out and about reporting for the week’s news without witnessing some form of volunteering effort and/or community fundraising event. This town has opened my eyes to how much a community can get together to help people even when the chips are down. From helping house evacuees escaping raging forest fires in northwestern Ontario, helping orphans in Kenya to offering help closer to home – like volunteering on a committee, at the local food bank, being a big brother or sister to child in need, organizing community dinners, bake sales, spa fundraisers or running a series of free movie events for the entire town to enjoy — this town’s residents exemplify community spirit at its finest and have the utmost respect for all of you out there trying to make a difference in your community. Thanks for making my time so enjoyable. I’m sure the next year will be equally sensational.

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The comedy train will be pulling into Station Theatre on Oct. 15 with four comics ready to entertain with their hilarious improve and stand-up. The event will showcase the talents of Rick Wharton, who was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for his character ‘The Conspiracy Guy’ on Canada’s SPACE: The Imagination Station Channel; Rick Currie, a writer for CBC’s The

Rick Mercer Report; XM Radio’s “Canada’s Next Top Comic” finalist Geoff MacKay and comedian Jason Harper who will replace Rob MacLean. Wharton, also a co-founder of comedy troupe Plead the Fifth and comedian with Toronto’s Second City, said anyone who loves comedy and loves to laugh will enjoy the night’s entertainment. He said the comedy theme will be the Ottawa Valley and there will be a chance for audience members to participate, but don’t worry, the audience members are never

Ride, walk and bike for SMA on Oct. 22 ANDREW SNOOK

Get ready to ride, walk or bike for Families of SMA on Oct. 22. The ride, walk or bike-a-thon will take place starting at 10 a.m. at the Little Rock Farm on Buttermilk Hill Road. Proceeds go towards finding effective treatments and a cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). SMA refers to a group of diseases that affect the motor neurons of the spinal cord and brain stem. A minimum of $200 in pledges is re-

quired for riders, walkers and bikers. Riders will be in small groups and start their rides at 10 a.m., with the last group leaving at 2 p.m. There will be a variety of high-quality prizes to be shared between the top-five participants that raise the largest number of pledges. There will also be a barbecue and prizes for all participants. To register for the event, call 613-2670083. To learn more about SMA, visit the Famiiles of SMA’s website at:

the target of the comedians’ jokes. “I love that theatre,” said Wharton. “This is my first time playing there. Each show is a different cast. I like to combine different people. These are four great guys so it’s going to be pretty funny.”

The comedy show will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Station Theatre, located on 63 Victoria Ave. in Smiths Falls. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. They can be purchased by calling Karen at 613-283-0676.

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Laughs coming to Station Theatre on Oct. 15


Museums of Smiths Falls offer haunting events After your evening cemetery tour with Heritage House, get into the Halloween spirit with the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario the following Saturday for Halloween at the Railway Museum. For more information call 613-283-5696 or find out more online at Finish off your haunting season with a trip to the Rideau Canal Museum Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 10 p.m. The museum is hosting Bytown Paranormal, a group of paranormal investigators from Ottawa. The museum is welcoming the public to learn more about the equipment they use during their investigations, and join them on an investigation of the Rideau Canal Museum. For more information about how you can participate in this event call the Rideau Canal Museum at 613-284-0505. Submitted by the Heritage House Museum

Thanks to all for a successful kidney walk To the Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to all of the participants of the annual Give the Gift of Life Walk, along with the many local businesses who donated either monetary donations or certificates/products from their establishments; and also the wonderful volunteers. It makes me proud of my community to witness such generosity when there is a continuous need to supply the many worthy causes in our area. The five sponsors of the walk once again provided priceless support for the walk which the simple words of ‘thank you’ are not enough. I am happy to say we raised $6,000 again this year. Fortunately, it was a beautiful day and everyone seemed to enjoy their walk. Food and beverages were enjoyed by all, donated by our local establishments. Without these businesses constantly donating to local charities, we would not have such success.

As stated earlier, the generosity of many local businesses provided us with a table full of silent auction items and some well-deserved prizes for the top individual which is awarded to Ian McDougall, and the top team which is awarded to the Macklers, both for a second time. Way to go. With plans for next year’s walk already underway, I look forward to the continued support from this wonderful community and to seeing the same faces next year. Thank you so much to everyone for making the walk such a success. For information on didney disease go to or Brenda Dube Perth


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With All Hallows Eve just around the corner, Heritage House Museum would like to take you back in time to hear the stories of those individuals who now rest in Hillcrest Cemetery. Join a group of cemetery guides Saturday, Oct. 15 as they walk along the lantern lit pathways of Hillcrest Cemetery and remember those who have since passed on. Along the way you will learn about Victorian mourning customs and the seemingly strange burial beliefs of our ancestors. After your chilling spirited walk through the cemetery come warm up with some hot apple cider. The price of tickets is $5 for adults and $4 for children. The tour will last from 7 to 9 p.m., with tours leaving every 20 minutes. Tickets must be reserved before arriving at the cemetery as spaces are filling up quickly. For information, call 613-283-6311.



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Where: Little Rock Farm, Buttermilk Hill Road Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Riders will leave in small groups with the last gourp leaving at 2 p.m. Amazing prizes to be shared between the top 5 participants who bring in the most pledges.

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Change starts here How do I donate? • By ďŹ lling out the donation form below and sending it in to us. You may give us a cheque, or pay by credit card with either a one time gift or a monthly gift. • By Payroll Deductions where you work – ask your employer if they support that form of giving – if they want more information, have them call us at 613253-9074. Many employers also match donations by employees – be sure to ask if yours does. • If you work for the Federal or Provincial Government, you can direct your donations to us – simply be sure to put the appropriate code number in the box – for the Federal Government, it is 01359, and for the Provincial Government it is 0N08. That way, your donations support services where you live here in Lanark County. • Go online to and click on the DONATE button.

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Through the generous support of our individual donors, local businesses, and corporate sponsors, United Way Lanark County provides support to those in need within our community. With the donations you so generously gave, and the help of countless volunteers at our 16 Member Agencies, we were able to assist nearly 8000 individuals and families in Lanark County last year. We indeed are making a change in our community - in the lives of our friends, neighbours, coworkers, the people we share our lives with. Each Member Agency we fund has the same mandate – to offer help and aid to those who need it, whether it is meals on wheels, youth services, literacy training, or simply someone to listen to them. Your donation, your support, is making a difference, a change in the lives of the people in your community. Change starts with you, and your support to reach our 2011 goal of $400,000. Please take the time to reach out and support your community – please make a difference, and donate to the United Way of Lanark County.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 15 • 1-2 p.m. 106 CHRISTIE LAKE FIRE LANE 42 - $174,900 an excellent opportunity to enjoy beautiful Christie Lk. Without paying the high waterfront prices and taxes. Comfortable 2 bedrm home overlooking the lake with deeded access to a dock & excellent swimming area that is shared with only 1 other property. Lovely open concept interior with lge country-sized eat-in kitchen with patio door & warming woodstove (WETT certified). Vaulted ceiling & lge picture window highlight the spacious liv rm area, dble closet at main foyer, 2 good sized bedrooms, 4 pce bathrm & walk-in pantry. The insulated lower level with workshop area is waiting for finishing touches for extra bedroom or family rm. Interior access from the garage is through the basement as well. MLS# 091191402056000 Directions: Christie Lake North Shore Rd. to Lane 42, follow signs. Hostess: Sheri, 613-812-1215

SATURDAY, OCT. 15 1 - 2 p.m. 115 CHRISTIE LAKE LANE 42 ROAD - WHAT A VIEW - Christie Lake at its best with gradual slope to the lake - 3 bedroom year round on 4 acres - clear, sandy, rocky frontage just 15 minutes from Perth - this 4 season has a beautiful view of the lake - sit on your deck and enjoy the view. $329,000. MLS®: 091191402055000.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 15 1-2:30 p.m. 25 TYSICK AVE. METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW on a large, well treed lot. Large kitchen/dining area with “tons” of cupboards and loads of counter space. Multi-level decks for entertaining and relaxing. Cozy up in the comfy family room on the lower level with the efficient gas stove - privacy for your guests or for a teenager on the lower level with a large bedroom & 3 piece bath – lots new ! $241,900. Call Barbara Shepherd cell – 613 326-1361




SUNDAY, OCT. 16 • 12-1 p.m. $599,000 - 120 MAPLE CREST LANE BIG RIDEAU LAKE - Gorgeous Big Rideau waterfront property! Southern exposure provides sun on your shoreline all day long-beautiful level lot, gradual access into the water & your own marine railway, totally updated home including new kitchen with built-in appliances, propane range, ceramic counter top & breakfast bar, radiant in-floor heating, maple hardwood floors in din & liv rms, cut stone fireplace with propane insert in liv rm & woodstove in dining area, tongue & groove pine ceilings throughout, m/fl laundry, 2 good sized bedrms. Home theatre/family room in lower level with 92” screen, could be 3rd bedrm if needed. Trek decking & vinyl railing, screened sunrm off living rm. Triple car det. garage with 60 amp service, generator panel & 7000 watt generator included. 16X20 ft dry boathouse with attached l-shaped docking MLS# 091990802006800. Directions: Rideau Ferry Rd., to Elmgrove Rd. to Maple Crest Lane, follow signs. Hostess: Sheri, 613-812-1215

SATURDAY, OCT. 15 2:30-3:30 p.m. 2583 TENNYSON RD. - $399,000 fabulous 5 yr. old ranch bungalow located only minutes to downtown heritage Perth & minutes to Hwy. 7. Great elbow room from your neighbours with almost 27 ac. to play on. This home is in excellent condition & you will love the open concept main level plan, loads of features including hardwd & ceramic floors throughout the main level, corner firepl. & vaulted ceiling in liv. rm, lovely hickory cabinets & breakfast counter in kitchen, terrace door & pantry cupboard in dining room, main level laundry & office just off back foyer-master bedroom with 4 pce ensuite & walk-in close. Full finished lower level has lge family rm that walks outside to patio area, storage/workshop area & 4th bedroom, dble att. Garage insulated & drywalled plus separate 8x10 storage building. MLS# 091991901029650 Directions: Hwy. 7 east of Perth, right on Tennyson Rd., just past Hand’s Rd on right. Hostess: Sheri, 613-812-1215

In town, 32 Lewis St., Perth. 3+ bedrooms, hardwood floors, main-floor family room, great location, single garage, back patio and many upgrades. $269,000. Call Joanne at 613-812-0505


SATURDAY, OCT. 15 • 1 - 3 p.m. 88 North St., Perth - Fully renovated 4-5 bedroom house with 3 baths, a block from centre of downtown Perth and the golf course. New roof shingles, new flooring, new bathroom fixtures. Lower level would make a great in-law suite with kitchenette, large living area with free-standing gas stove, bedroom & bath. Bright 2 bedroom, 4pc. bath main level with large living/dining room off kitchen with built-in appliances. Two smaller bedrooms and 2-pc. bath on second level. Immediate occupancy! $199,500. MLS# 807876.






BURGESSWOOD - Planned community with 200 acres of recreational land and 4000 feet of gorgeous waterfront on Otty Lake for residents of BurgessWood.

Lovely 3+1 bedroom bungalow just north of Toledo between Smiths Falls and Brockville. Many new upgrades and renovations. Just reduced to $219,000. Call Joanne at 613-812-0505

HUNTINGDON GREEN CONDOMINIUM ON THE TAY RIVER - Glorious setting, convenient location close to shops, golf, restaurants, etc. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo - no waiting for elevators - on the main level! Convenient one-floor living in a gracious, prestigious building. Underground, heated parking, in suite laundry. Lovely. $359,900. Call Barbara Shepherd cell: 613 326-1361





1.5 storey three bedroom home in quiet residential area of Perth - gas heat & hot water, newer windows - separate dining room plus eat-in kitchen - main floor 2 piece bath with washer & dryer hookup single detached garage, paved drive, huge lot 50x208 feet - excellent location, close to all amenities.$225,000.

100 ACRES $158,000 - Fallbrook, 10 minutes from Perth. A very nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with country character. Original structure has been re-framed, insulated & drywalled for year-round comfortable living. Steel roof, newer windows & doors. Large side and back yard for children, recreation, gardening & pets. Lots of parking space. New septic system. Upgraded heating, water & electical. Great for a starter home or for the growing family. Immediate occupancy. MLS# 782470. BOB FERGUSON • 613-812-8871

Excellent waterfront property on Pike Lake. Fire Route # 11 off of the Scotch Line - great boating, swimming & fishing house has been renovated over the last 8 years including new light fixtures, flooring, windows, painting, kitchen, baths, decks much more - lovely rock gardens around the house - cute bunkie and garden shed. $319,000. Call Joanne Bennell, 613-813-0505.

100 ACRES NEAR OMPAH Great hunting/recreational property! Build a cabin with a view of the Mississippi River – access to the Mississippi over a strip of crown land. Beautiful rolling hills with hardwood and softwood bush. Call now. Oral Pretty, 613-812-0994 or Barbara Shepherd, 613-326-1361

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Otty Lake - Mile Point Rd. One of a kind and now is the time to investigate this 425 ft. waterfront lot offering good, clean frontage with southern exposure, 3.84 acres and a roadway right to your building site. There is an area for a boat launch and a point for docks, decks and even gazebos. 10 Minutes from Perth. MLS# 795328 BOB FERGUSON • 613-812-8871

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCT. 16 12 - 2 p.m. 124 LAKEWOOD RD. Pretty as a picture house and property - tucked behind the trees for privacy. 2 or 3 bedrooms in total with den and family room. Walkout lower level large windows, great light. Huge screened in porch for summer relaxing. Detached double car garage and workshop for the handyman. $354,900. Call Barbara Shepherd Cell - 613 326-1361

The neighbour said it is the “nicest property” in BurgessWood - 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths (one with jacuzzi!) - pretty 2.81 acre lot only 10 minutes to Perth. Separate dining room, wonderful light and bright open design with elevated ceilings, eat- in kitchen that is a great gathering place, cozy fireplace in living room, lower level family room with walkout. Many updates. MLS # 786557 $324,000 Call Barbara Shepherd • cell – 613 326-1361


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PERTHMORE – 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS, SPACIOUS, GORGEOUS! English country garden in the back with totally private patio area that is quite unique in an in-town subdivision – great home for entertaining with large living/dining combo, open concept kitchen/informal dining/family area. Sunroom for sipping summer drinks with friends. Plus, finished lower level for hobbies, guest area with private bath. $359,900 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361


SFDCI workshops offer information on variety of teen topics Lynn Attley is a trainer of a different sort. Suicide prevention is her specialty. On Oct. 19, she will be one of several presenters at Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute for a teen wellness seminar, hosted by the parent council. “I hope people will have a greater sense of awareness if there is a threat of suicide and know that there are things they can do to help,” said Attley. She is an ASIST trainer – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – with Joy Stratford. Both will be on hand to answer questions from concerned guests of the seminar. “It won’t be the full-on workshop. That’s a two-day course, but people will be able to ask us questions,” Attley said. “It’s suicide CPR… some simple skills that will work for people who may be thinking about suicide.” Attley says that everyone should have these skills. There are two basic questions that people can ask to help a loved one. “Ask them if they are thinking about suicide. That’s the biggest issue… put-

ting the word out there. No one wants to talk about suicide because they may not know what to do to help that person,” she said. “We give you those skills to help a person who is reaching out for support. Ask the question, ‘Are you thinking about suicide?’”

“Once we know that there is a threat of suicide, we can make them safe.” Lynn Attley Attley says that if we ask that question, then we can follow through with the ‘ASIST’ part – the second part of the equation. “Once we know that there is a threat of suicide, we can make them safe. That may be for a moment, or a day, or even a week, but at least we are helping them,” she said. “The hardest part is listening. We always want to fix the problem.” It’s giving that person who is con-

templating suicide assurance and hope that there are others out there who feel the same. Letting them know that they are not alone is part of the ASIST training. “It’s for coaches, teachers, parents, grandparents, and even high school students. Many teens have helped their peers by just listening,” she said. Attley asks: “If you were at risk of suicide, who would you tell? Your friend, a parent… co-worker?” She stresses that everyone can benefit from ASIST training and to learn more, she encourages questions from those who visit the workshop from 8:30 to 9:20 p.m. at the high school. Several other presentations will be made at SFDCI on Oct. 19, including a sexting, texting an Internet luring presentation by Smiths Falls Police Const. Cameron Mack, a gaming/gambling presentation by TriCounty Addiction Services; a suicide prevention/mental awareness presentation by James Thomas; and Navigating an IEP (individualized education program) by Upper Canada District School Board autism and applied behaviour analysis coordinator Dianne Stroud. For more information, call SFDCI at 613-283-0288.

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ALL ABOARD Cadets and officers from 585 Rideau Squadron Smiths Falls traveled to Kingston Sept. 22 and toured HMCS Shawinigan. The guided tour provided the cadets the opportunity to speak with members of the ship’s company and reservists from Kingston, Ottawa and Windsor Navel Reserve Units. R0011139261


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Community Calendar Perth Bible Hour, young persons’ bible hour starting at 7 p.m., continuing each Thursday at The Stewart School library, Perth, through the winter months. For transportation pick-up, please call 613-268-2616. Join Film Night International at 7 p.m. for the screening of ‘Beginners’ at Premier Cinemas, Smiths Falls. Passes to any three of the five films are $25. Individual tickets at the door are $10. Passes are now on sale at the libraries. Visit tinternational?hl=en for more information.

• FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 Smiths Falls Public Library will host storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Storytime is for children ages six and under. Bring a grown-up to share an hour of stories, rhymes, songs, early literacy activities, a movie and crafts. T.G.I.F. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95, Smiths Falls; Octoberfest dinner. Enjoy wiener schnitzel and Octoberfest sausage, whipped potatoes, red cabbage and sauerkraut and apple strudel for dessert all for $12. Dance to the music of Tom Valliquette. Dinner served 6 to 7 p.m. and dance from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Canadian Room.

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STAFF The Smiths Falls RedHawks senior girls’ basketball team won both its matches this week, defeating Almonte District High School and Perth and District Collegiate Institute. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the RedHawks

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just got carried away. I don’t like the stuff after the game. But they were sticking up for each other. We just need to get back on track and move on… get back to playing a full 60 minutes, sticking to the systems and listening to our coaches,” McCartney said.

In CCHL Tier 1 action, the Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears lost 6-2 to the Hawkesbury Hawks in a physical game that ended with one Smiths Falls player leaving the game with a concussion and another suspended on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. The game took a physical turn after Hawk Ty Perry delivered a hard hit to the head of Bears forward Jordan Spavor. Spavor left the game with a concussion and did not return. Perry was handed a five-minute major for head contact and a 10-minute misconduct. The Bears were unable to capitalize on the power play. Smiths Falls head coach Mark Grady said a match penalty should have been handed to Perry. “That’s exactly the kind of penalty we’re trying to get rid of,” he said. The Bears had another scare shortly afterwards when forward Jeffrey Carroll was checked into the partition at the Hawks’ bench. Carroll skated directly to the bench after the hit, but returned to finish the game. The Bears fell behind early in the game when Hawks forward Karl Faucher grabbed the puck and shot it over a sprawled Matt Jenkins to put Hawkesbury up 1-0 with less than three minutes into play.


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Bears forward Chris Maniccia attempts to tip an incoming shot during first period action against the Hawkesbury Hawks on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. The Hawks won the game 6-2 Hawkesbury added to their lead when forward Brandon Bussey converted a pass from Faucher in front of Smiths Falls’ net to put his team up 2-0. Bussey and Faucher led Hawkesbury’s offence through the night, each registering four points. Bussey had two goals and two assists while Faucher added one goal and three helpers. The Bears received an impressive offensive showing from its 16-year-old players – Nicolas Brazeau, Dean Galasso and Karson McCartney. McCartney scored both goals for the Bears. “The young kids were great,” Grady

said. The Bears cut the lead in half when McCartney was fed a pass catching goaltender Carmine Guerrierio out of position. Overall, the Hawkesbury goaltender gave a solid performance stopping 29 of 31 shots. The Bears defence collapsed temporarily in the second period, allowing Hawkesbury to score four goals in a 3:36 span. “Four minutes cost us the game,” Grady said. The game broke down late into the third period with 76 minutes in penalties handed out in the final nine minutes. “It was a rough game,” Grady said. They

The Bears rebounded from their loss to Hawkesbury by defeating the Rangers in Gloucester on Wednesday night. Smiths Falls forward Connor McLaren led the scoring with two goals and one assist, with linemate Matt Robertson adding one goal and a helper. Forward Chris Maniccia notched a single. Goaltender Mackenzie Sawyer had a strong night between the pipes for the Bears stopping 36 of 38 shots. BEARS NEXT HOME GAME The Bears’ next home game will take place against the Cumberland Grads on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. BEARS WILL HOST ALL-STAR GAME Smiths Falls will host the first annual Central Canada All-star Challenge, hosted by the CCHL, from Dec. 27 to 29 at the new Smiths Falls Community Memorial Centre.

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