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Big makeover for Smiths Falls ANDREW SNOOK

The Town of Smiths Falls will be receiving an organizational makeover. Town council completed a study to help improve a variety of departments, with a focus on economic development and improved customer service. Bob Cheetham, the town’s manager of economic development, will have his position changed to director of economic development, and will have his tourism and community development responsibilities removed, so he can focus on attracting new investment to the town. See ‘MAKEOVER’, page 3

NEW FACE Jamie Schoular is the town’s new community ambassador.


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Torstar Corporation announced on Monday, Oct. 17 that its subsidiary, Metroland Media Group Ltd., has acquired Performance Printing Ltd. of Smiths Falls, Ontario for $22.5 million. Performance Printing is a commercial printer with operations in Smiths Falls, as well as a newspaper publisher and flyer distributor in several Eastern Ontario communities including Kingston, Belleville, Brockville, Smiths Falls and Ottawa. “The acquisition will allow Metroland, publisher of more than 100 newspapers primarily in the Greater Toronto Area, to extend its community newspaper and flyer distribution services to new communities in Eastern Ontario,” said David Holland, president and chief executive officer of Torstar Corporation. “The acquisition will also support Metroland’s extension of its growing suite of digital offerings.”

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GOAT GAMES Mckenna Jelly, 9, of Jasper, feeds the goats that were guests at the Carleton Place Farmers Market on Oct. 15 during Harvest Festival. She’s a regular visitor to the market with the Jasper Apple Farm.

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Continued from the front “I’m excited about it,” Cheetham said. “It frees me up for economic sector development.” Cheetham has been working as the manager of economic development for the town since Jan. 4, 2010. Wayne Brown, the town’s chief administrative officer, said the town will hire a manager of community development and tourism to replace Cheetham in that role. “We want to put more emphasis on what Bob was retained for originally,” Brown said. “Bob’s area of expertise will be utilized more to try and attract jobs to the community.” Brown added that the town does not want to lose major strides it has made with its community development and lifestyle programs, so the new position will ensure those programs keep going. He said the town has already received approximately 50 resumes and staff will be moving forward with the hiring process in the near future. Brown said he hopes to have someone hired within a month’s time. He said the expense of the salary will be partially covered by the former tourism coordinator position that no longer exists. Elaine Mallory, the town’s director of administrative and planning services, will be in charge of a new planning and sustainable growth department, which will be responsible for coordinating longterm planning strategies, including updating the town’s official plan, and helping create a plan that is sustainable for the future of the town. Other duties that will fall under her responsibilities will include planning approvals, building code and by-law enforcement, and green community projects. Another new department that will be created is the corporate services department. Its purpose will be to improve the town’s services to the community. The new department will include the treasury, clerk, human resources, IT, and public relations. Brown said this will split off some of Mallory’s administrative duties. The new department will be headed up by Kerry Costello, the town’s clerk who is currently on maternity leave. “As a result of public feedback and the direction recommended in the 2011 Service Review and the Turning-Point Action Plan, council felt the need to make changes that will result in improved service to the public and a more focused approach to economic development and job creation,” said Mayor Dennis Staples. “We feel this new structure will go a long way toward accomplishing this.” Rick St. Dennis, the director of community services, will continue to focus on the town’s parks and the arenas. Public Works and Water and Wastewater will be unaffected by the new changes.

Dominican fundraiser nets $8,000 LAURIE WEIR

Students from Perth’s St. John Catholic High School are on a mission… one that will take them to the Dominican on March Break. Saturday, students and their parents, along with an array of community volunteers, filled Crystal Palace with items for their huge fundraising yard sale. “There was a lineup here at 7 a.m.,” said Jennifer Havekes, a teacher at the high school, who will accompany 10 students on their Dominical Exposure Trip in the spring. “This is one of the best fundraisers for the trip,” she said. Last year, the group raised some $6,000. This year, they surpassed that by $2,000 for a total of $8,000. “The school has been doing this for 18 years,” said Havekes. That’s 150 students and 30 teachers, she noted Due to the crime and unrest in Mexico, the school’s organizing committee decided a couple years ago to change their destination to the Dominican. The cost of the trip will total some $20,000, but the students are keen to help raise the money. Each has to pay a fee of $500. The price per student is $2,000, so the bulk of their costs is coming from fundraising. This year’s travelers include Kristina Ball, Gabe Brown, Hallie Code, Rob Kahrman, John MacRae, Jeanna Quattrocchi, Nick Strong, Jannah Cunningham, Gabrielle Gauthier and Alex Hodgkins. Quattrocchi is the youngest one who is in Grade 11. The rest are in Grade 12. “I think it’s important to see other parts of the world and how impoverished they are and how we can help,” Quattrocchi said. “In the future, I would like to work with people that I can help like this.” She said she’s not nervous at all, but excited to be going on this learning experience trip. The students will explore Fair Trade, working conditions, living arrangements, and basic human rights. “It will be an opportunity for them to learn how other children live,” said

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Jennifer Havekes, a grade 9/10 teacher at St. John Catholic High School helped spearhead this year’s fundraising efforts for the school’s Dominican Exposure Trip. She is pictured with Meredith Cunningham, traveller Hallie Code and volunteer mom Debi Cunningham on Saturday, Oct. 15 during the fundraising yard sale at Crystal Palace in Perth. Havekes. Hallie Code says she’s looking forward to the trip as well. “We can all use this experience for the greater good,” she said. Her mother and father are Carol and Mike Code of Smiths Falls. Carol says it will be a great opportunity for their daughter to see just how other children live and how families survive. “It’s a terrific opportunity for them,” she said. “I think she will be more appreciative of what she has at home.” That was what happened for John Smith’s daughter Keirsten, who went to the Dominican on the mission last year. “She came home a changed girl,” said the Smiths Falls man, as he tried to find a bargain at the yard sale. “She was less critical of others. She said she really loved it and now she’s on a Katimavik mission in Moncton, New Brunswick.” Leftover items from the sale were donated to local thrift stores in Perth

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and Smiths Falls. Carol, who helped coordinate the items for the giant yard sale said they had “awesome community support” when collecting and picking up items for sale. They stored the items in three storage sheds in the area including on Scotchline and on Hwy. 7 in Perth and in Smiths Falls at the Montague storage sheds. “It’s been an absolutely great success,” she said. “We can’t say enough about how wonderful our communities are.” Future fundraising efforts will include a bottle drive in November. Havekes said they will provide more information soon, but they have the drive date set for the week following hunting. “We will arrange for pickup too, and let people know through flyers,” she said. The group is also hosting its semiformal gala dance on Feb.4 which will feature a silent action, dinner and dance.

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Three men charged for fighting in restaurant

WOMAN CHARGED WITH FRAUD AFTER ATTEMPTING TO RETURN UNPAID MERCHANDISE A 61-year-old, female resident of Smiths Falls was arrested and charged with five counts of fraud and a breach of probation. It is alleged that on Oct. 6, the woman entered a store on Lombard Street with an empty plastic bag and a shopping cart. The accused placed merchandise into her bag then went to the courtesy desk and attempted to return it. Police were contacted and an investigation revealed the accused had committed the same fraud on previous occasions.

She was released on a promise to appear. TEEN CHARGED AFTER BREAKING STUDENT’S NOSE On Oct. 5, a 15-year-old Merrickville youth was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm after he broke another 15-year-old’s nose during an altercation at a local school. It is alleged the accused was upset with the victim over an incident from the previous day. The teen approached the victim and without warning struck him in the face. The victim did not retaliate and the accused fled. The accused was released on a promise to appear. GAS THIEVES STRIKE Sometime between 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 and 8 p.m. Oct. 9, police say suspects stole a gas can from a shed on Merrick Street. The 2.5gallon plastic can was half full of gas and inside a shed that was unlocked in the back of the property.

FRIES UNDER FIRE Sometime in the early morning of Oct. 7, suspects broke into a chip truck on Union Street by cutting off a pad lock and proceeded to start a fire. Police believe the fire was started because suspects couldn’t find any cash on the premises.

Doyle (who died in December last year). Patrick was born in Smiths Falls, and was in the ownership of O’Reilly’s Pub (Perth) so it made sense to run this connection. This will be the longest competitive footrace ever in Lanark County, but it was not unknown for Patrick to take on races of

or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-TIPS (8477). None of these allegations have been proven in court.

PARKED CAR HIT Sometime overnight Oct. 5-6, a hit-and-run occurred on Alexander Street where the suspect vehicle’s driver tore the front bumper off a parked car in a lot. VEHICLE KEYED ON PARK STREET Police say that sometime overnight Oct. 6-7, suspects keyed a vehicle parked at a home on Park Street. The vehicle sustained key scratches on both sides and on the hood, where words of profanity were scratched into the paint. PARKING METER SMASHED Police say that sometime over-

Rideau Trail Race kicks off inaugural event in Smiths Falls 300 km in places like the Sahara and Gobi deserts… so completing this “wee jog” before the 6 p.m. cut-off should no problem! There are still a couple entry spots left: email: or call 613-2648904. Submitted by The Perth Running Goats Club

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Welcome Shane!

Grant Callan of Callan Motors in Perth is pleased to welcome Shane Sullivan to the Callan Motors team.


The brave 40 will gather in Smiths Falls on Oct. 30 for a new challenging run, “Pat’s Rideau Trail Race.” The competition will require runners to make their way from Smiths Falls on the Rideau Trail, all the way to Perth…with the finish line just inside the doors of O’Reilly’s Pub! The race is capped at 40 entrants in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Rideau Trail. While the total Rideau Trail from Ottawa to Kingston is 387 kilometres, this event covers only 26 km. Starting at 1 p.m. in Smiths Falls near Rob Roy’s Pub, runners will find the first of the Rideau Trails trademark orange isosceles triangles that will mark the way along the UNESCO world heritage Rideau Canal, and out of town down the Poomalie Road, into the wooded path on the way to “Barbados” (Port Emsley); down under the bridge to Beverage Lock, crossing a large control dam with view of the extensive marsh. From there runners will be on the narrow banks of the Tay River following the “Olde Tow Path” to the finish line. All runners receive a membership in the Rideau Trail Association as they will use this money for trail development and maintenance. The event is organized by the Perth Running Goats Club and presented this year in memory of local – but world ultramarathon trail runner Patrick

night on Oct. 9, suspects crashed into a parking meter on William Street. They are seeking information. The Smiths Falls Police Service is urging anyone with further information regarding this incident,


Smiths Falls police arrested three men for fighting on Oct. 9 after officers witnessed a fight inside a restaurant in the area of Beckwith and Main streets. Police arrested and charged a 20-year-old male, a 23-year-old male and 21-year-old male with cause disturbance by fighting. A fourth male fled the scene. All three men were released on promises to appear.

Shane brings to the Callan Motors team a wealth of auto industry experience having spent the last 10+ years in various aspects of the business in the Lanark County area. A well-known local Perth lad, you can be assured that Shane will work with you to find you the right vehicle for your needs. Shane looks forward to helping his many friends and previous business acquaintances. For courteous and professional service, please contact Shane at 613-264-0115, by e-mail at or by following him on Facebook. Integrity • Customer Service • Selection Hwy. 7, Perth 613-264-0115

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The Township of Montague is planning on ringing in the New Year with a new chief administrative officer. According to Reeve Bill Dobson, the township will begin advertising for the position in municipal and local papers in the near future. He said Charlene Audet-Giles, the township’s treasurer and deputy CAO will be filling in as the interim CAO until a suitable replacement for Murray Hackett is hired. Audet-Giles has worked for the township for six-and-a-half years and said she has filled in for Hackett when he has been away on several occasions. She added that she is not interested in

pursuing the CAO position for a variety of reasons, including enjoying her current position and different type of expertise required for the position. “My experience is more on the financial side,” she said. “We’re leaning much more towards an individual with a planning background.” She said the township’s council decided the interim position would run until the end of the year, with a new CAO hopefully starting in January 2012. Hackett, who started with the township in May 2003, worked his last day on Friday, Oct. 7. He began a new position as the CAO for the Township of Georgian Bluffs in the County of Grey on Oct. 11. Hackett had previously stated his reason for leaving was to be closer to family.

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SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2011 The Meeting Dates are as follows: Monday October 24th

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Councillor Brian Dowdall

Tuesday November 1st

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WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS Parking is prohibited on all streets or roads within the municipality of the Township of Beckwith from November 1, 2011 to April 15, 2012. It is an offence to plow, shovel or deposit snow from private entrances across or onto municipal roadways. The penalty for non-conformance will be a fine and/or the vehicle towed away at the owner’s expense. Also, please note that the Township of Beckwith will not be responsible for damages to mail boxes, newspaper containers or other appurtenances that are privately owned and erected on Municipality right-of-ways and are damaged through winter snowplowing operations. Please remember to adjust your driving speed to suit the prevailing weather and road conditions. Thank you for your co-operation. Darwin Nolan Public Works Superintendent

Public Works requests that ratepayers please do not place basketball equipment or any other obstacles on public roads. The Township will not be responsible for any damage occurring because of obstruction.




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Recognize youth leaders

Don’t throw a dog a bone on Thanksgiving ANDREW SNOOK


cross Ontario, and right here in Perth, young individuals are working hard to make a difference in their own communities and around the world. The Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA), through The Perth Courier is currently accepting nominations for the 2011 Ontario Junior Citizens of the Year Awards. Founded in 1950, the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) is a non-profit industry association representing over 300 community newspapers, including this one. Coordinated by the OCNA since 1981, the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards Program has recognized the best of Ontario’s youth with the help of sponsorship from TD Canada and Direct Energy and support from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Do you know a young person who stands out from the rest? Nominate a special individual who goes above and beyond what is expected of someone their age, someone who invests their spare time in community service, someone who looks past their own needs and inspires those around them. ‘Good kids’ can be found everywhere. They are our sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, students, team players and employees. Nominating these young leaders for a Junior Citizen award is a chance for them to stand in the spotlight, to be recognized for their dedication and selflessness. The Junior Citizen awards program is open to youths between the ages of six and 17. Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Up to 12 nominees will be selected as the final recipients for the 2011 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award and they will be recognized at a special ceremony in Spring 2011. Nomination forms and further information is available online at, or by calling the OCNA office at 905-639-8720, ext. 239. Remember, today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. There’s one in every crowd and we think they deserve some recognition and encouragement to continue making a difference.

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good and the bad. aspire to be a journalist Q: Why did you decide like Earl McRae — a tireto go into journalism? less workhorse of old school A: It seemed like a good journalism. When I first went idea at the time. Just before I to work in Ottawa, I had the turned 20, I came back from pleasure of meeting him when four months in England he was inducted to the Algonwhere I’d gone in search of a guin College Hall of Fame. We lost love. I’d spent two previshook hands, he offered to buy ous years in college in Engme a drink... a scotch, over Laurie land where my dad had been ice. I smiled, thanked him, but WEIR stationed with the RCAF. said I was on the clock. He apWhen I came back after preciated that, but still tried to The Underwood that four months I had to steer me to the bar. Teased me Chronicles figure out what I was going profusely. “How about a cigato do for a living. I’d always rette?” he asked me, eyes shinbeen pretty good in English ing with a huge smile. in school. I was terrible in “Don’t smoke,” I laughed. In hindsight... I should have taken everything else. So one day I walked in off the street the time to have that cigarette, and to the Ottawa Citizen, asked to speak sidle up to the bar for a scotch. This is just a bit of my interview to the boss, and told him I’d like to be with him. You can see it all on my reporter. My naive audacity impressed him. He sent me to Smiths Falls as the Facebook page under ‘Notes’. paper’s stringer. Six weeks later the Q: Why do you write? A: I just love writing. Everyday is Citizen fired me when it realized I a new experience, a new challenge. didn’t know what the hell I was doing. Invigorating. I have the same enthusi- Two weeks later I walked into the Otasm for what I do as I had when I was tawa Journal, got hired to write high a young cub reporter. I still get a rush school stuff for its Saturday “Teen from picking up the paper every day Page.” And that’s how my long jourand seeing my logo, my name, and my ney began. Will miss you Earl... ‘Cheers!’ stuff. And hearing from readers. The


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aving grown up with dogs my whole life, and currently living with two, I felt pretty confident in my dog-proofing abilities when my parents asked me to watch their dog for two days while they went on vacation for 17 days. Cubby, an eight-year-old, 80-plus pound mutt, is super-friendly and relatively well-trained, so I thought it would be a piece of cake. Cristine and I have had dogs living with us ever since we started dating, so it didn’t seem like a big deal to add one to the pack. We were right. Well, mostly right. Cubby was well behaved for the first 11 days, and apart from battling him for a piece of the bed, it was a cakewalk. Then Thanksgiving Day came. Cristine and I thought it would be a fun idea to make a turkey dinner with all the fixings and make a plate for each of the dogs. Cubby, Merlin and Leela snacked on turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing. Four nights later – after eating everything except the drumsticks – I tossed the remaining turkey into the trash and went out to cover an assignment. When I got back, the garbage can was knocked over and the drumsticks were gone except for a few small bones I quickly picked up. At the time, I was just thankful our little shih-tzus didn’t get into the pieces of bone on the floor. After cleaning up the mess, I said to myself, “Oh well, that’s what I get for leaving the garbage can within his reach.” I was wrong. What I actually got for leaving the garbage can out was an 80-plus pound getting sick for the next two days around the house – including on a pile of dirty laundry that sat on the bathroom floor. By the time my parents came, Cubby was feeling better and ready to depart. I’ll happily take him in again when my parents go on vacation, but next time I’ll dog-proof the house for animals that can reach beyond my knee and have less discriminating tastes.

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Get ready for Jamie Schoular to pump you up Smiths Falls! Schoular was hired as the town’s new community ambassador and fitness trainer for a nine-month contract running from October to March, 31, 2012. He said his focus is going to be promoting health and wellness in the town’s children and seniors. Schoular said he is excited to have the position, particularly since it’s in the community where he grew up. “I know a lot of people here and have made a lot of connections,” he said. Schoular recently retired after a 30-year career in education as both a teacher and principal. He worked as a physical education teacher for 15 years, and taught at several schools throughout eastern Ontario including two in Smiths Falls; Chimo Elementary School and Duncan J. Schoular Public School – named in honour of his late father. After teaching, he spent another 15 years working as a

Jamie Schoular vice-principal and a principal for various schools in both the Limestone District School Board (Kingston area) and the Upper Canada District School Board. In addition to Schoular’s teaching experience, he is also a certified personal trainer. He has already begun introducing himself to the area’s elementary schools, and said he will be trying to get all the schools on board for the town’s new health and wellness program, “Getting Healthy By Get-

ting Connected.” “When I was teaching physed – and years subsequent to that – I realized the importance of physical fitness to the development of a child,” Schoular said. For the town’s senior residents, he said he wants to make sure seniors know the options they have in town for staying active, especially the new walking track currently being installed at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. He said the walking track will be a great place for seniors to stay fit and be social at no cost to them. The walking track will be free for anyone to use. Schoular said he has already met with the seniors’ residences in the area, and will be meeting with local service clubs in the near future to see if some sort of regular transportation – possibly one day a week – can be arranged to transport seniors to and from the walking track. He said the Smiths Falls Lions Club is currently transporting residents, but they cannot fit into the organization cannot fit it into its regular schedule. Schoular said the average cost of a bus rental to pick up

and drop-off seniors is $65 per round trip. Schoular will be at the community centre from 6 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays to provide fitness and lifestyle advice to residents looking for healthier lifestyles. The nine-month program cost $74, 904, with $52,300 funded by the Healthy Communities Program (Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport), with 30 per cent matching leverage funds from the Economic Development Department’s budget and in-kind contributions offsetting the remainder of the costs.

da,” starting with town council and staff. Schoular said it takes approximately 9,008,750 steps to walk from St. John’s, Nfld. to Victoria, B.C. The first team that is able to walk that same number of steps before March 31 will be awarded a fruit basket and a Smiths Falls T-shirt for each team member. For more information on programs available, or any organization interested in providing bus services for seniors can call Schoular at 613-283-4124, ext. 1150, or email jschoular@

WALK ACROSS CANADA CHALLENGE Schoular is also helping promote a new health challenge for Smiths Falls area residents, where teams of seven will be given pedometers and asked to “walk across Cana-



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New ambassador helps promote good health


Understanding the teenage brain Open Doors workshop teaches parents hormones aren’t everything KASSINA RYDER

When it comes to understanding teenage behaviour, hormones aren’t always to blame, staff from Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth told parents during a workshop on Oct. 12. The parts of the brain responsible for planning, problem solving and emotional control are still “under construction” during teenage years, said Ken Inbar, a counsellor and social worker with Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth. Inbar and Steve Martin, manager of programs and services for Open Doors, presented information to parents and caregivers during a help session at the North Lanark Community Health Centre. Inbar explained the limbic system, also known as the “emotional brain”, is more in control during ages 12 to 25. Emotional reaction is higher, along with impulsive behaviour. “They are more emotionally-driven than we are,” Inbar said. The emotional brain is also linked to the brain’s pleasure centre, which is why some teens seek out excitement their parents might think is risky behaviour. Martin said teens are also more likely to misinterpret facial expressions from others, which is why they sometimes believe a parent is angry or yelling at them when that might not be the case. “They may see anger when there isn’t anger,” he said. The part of the brain responsible for breathing, heart rate and our “fight or flight” response is sometimes called the “reptilian brain.” The neo cortex or

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Steve Martin, manager of programs and services for Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth, speaks to a crowd at the North Lanark Community Health Centre on Oct. 12. Martin and Ken Inbar, a counsellor and social worker at Open Doors, gave a presentation on how to better understand how the adolescent brain works. “thinking brain”, which is responsible for logical thinking, planning and controlling inhibitions, begins to communicate more with the “reptilian brain” as the brain matures, Inbar said. By the time people reach their mid-20s, they generally begin to apply more logic to situations rather than simply reacting. Taking drugs and drinking during ado-

lescence negatively impacts brain function, Martin also said. Drugs and alcohol use encourages risk-taking, which is especially maximized when teens are in a group. Drugs and alcohol can also increase depression and anxiety and can affect how the brain stores new information. The effects are not the same for teens and adults, Martin added.

“It tends to have longer lasting impact,” he said. “The brain is just more sensitive.” Sleep deprivation also has a huge impact on brain function, Martin said. While teens often prefer to go to bed later at night during this stage, their need for a good night’s sleep is much stronger. Parents should keep in mind that their teens require much more sleep than they are probably getting, so sleeping in on a Saturday can be a good thing. “It’s reasonable for teens to catch up on sleep on the weekends,” he said. Inbar and Martin said the brain develops throughout a person’s lifetime, but the emotional brain shows earlier development than the thinking brain. That’s why parents need to keep in mind that they, too, need to use logic rather than emotion when dealing with their teens. Parents need to recognize stress indicators and time discussions accordingly. For example, a conversation about why the teen came home late the night before would probably be best after breakfast or after school, depending on the teen. “Very often, it’s timing,” Martin said. Parents and caregivers should also keep in mind that while teens are no longer children; they still need guidance, especially when it comes to developing their thinking brain. “Work with them,” Martin said. “Our role as parents is to support these skill sets.” In addition, parents need to remember that while their teen might look like an adult, their emotional behaviours and decision making are still being developed. “It’s not their fault,” he said. “The wiring is working that way.”

Free insulation program nears end DEREK DUNN

Time is running out for lowincome property owners to take advantage of a program that could see their homes insulated for free. Delivered by EnviroCentre, a non-profit environmental group that has put new insulation in 300 Ottawa area homes, the retrofit program is paid for through Enbridge Gas Home Weatherization. However, EnviroCentre’s Jessica Sheridan said getting older homes in the Valley properly insulated will do wonders for the environment and pocketbooks. “We’re going to Arnprior, Renfrew, Almonte, Carleton Place and other towns to spread the word among rural homeowners,” she said. “They’ll get a free audit, free installation and between $2,000 and $5,000 worth of insulation.” Not only that, but homeowners report saving up to $500 a year on their energy bills. EnviroCentre has charged another 700

homes for the work, and say it saves about 30 per cent if a basement and attic are done. It makes homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

“They’ll get a free audit, free installation and between $2,000 and $5,000 worth of insulation. ” Jessica Sheridan

The challenge is the program is over on Dec. 31. So those who think they qualify must contact them quickly. The program isn’t for landlords, but is for renters who pay energy bills. Can you answer yes to the following? • Do you own or rent a single family or a semi-detached house? • Is the house more than 40

years old? Built before 1970? • Do you pay your natural gas bills? • Do you have poorly insulated walls, an unfinished basement, or a poorly insulated attic? • Are you benefitting from any of the following programs? Ontario Works; ODSP; Survivors Allowance; Seniors Allowance; Guaranteed Income Supplement; National Child Benefit Supplement; Or does your household income meet these conditions? One person - $29,931; two people - $37,261; three people - $45,810; four people

- $55,617; five people - $63,081; six people - $71,144; seven or more people - $79,208. If so, call (613) 580-2582, ext. 4 or email

“It’s important that they call sooner rather than later,” Sheridan said. “It’s pretty non-invasive. The audit takes about three or four hours.”

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The Local Immigration Partnership Council (LIPC) wants to hear from the community. During the first phase of the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) project, which is to be completed by March 31, 2012, LIPC members will develop a local settlement strategy and a corresponding implementation plan. Consultations will take place with newcomers, employers, service providers and others in the community as part of that work. These consultations are planned for October and will primarily take the form of focus groups, key informant interviews and surveys. From feedback gathered through the discussion groups hosted at the Celebration Evening held on June 16 to kick off the LIP project, the LIPC was able to identify focus areas for the project. These include the economic integration of newcomers, the provision and promotion of services, the creation of a welcoming community and the sustainability of the LIP initiative. Work groups met in August to determine specific topics with respect to each of the focus areas that they would like to receive further community feedback on. These topics, which are listed in the Community Consultation Plan, range from statistics on the number of newcomers in the Smiths Falls area and their first languages to the settlement and public services that are avail-

able to them to the challenges and opportunities for attracting newcomer entrepreneurs and investors. Information will also be gathered on how welcoming newcomers perceive Smiths Falls to be, how supportive Smiths Falls’ residents are of immigration and what initiatives are needed to help develop a more welcoming attitude in the town. According to Nicole Sullivan, LIP Coordinator, the insight provided by the community consultation phase will assist the LIPC in creating a settlement strategy “that reflects and complements the current community context. “The successful settlement of newcomers requires a collaborative community approach,” Sullivan says. “Accordingly, feedback is being sought from representatives from the community, its organizations and businesses.” Approved by the LIPC at its meeting on Sept. 21 and presented to Smiths Falls town council for information purposes on Sept. 26, the Community Consultation Plan is available online on the town’s Immigration Portal. Information gathered during the consultation process will be compiled into a report to be presented to the LIPC in November. Councillor Ken Graham who represents town council on the LIPC cannot stress enough the

importance of this phase of the project. “This is an exciting process the LIPC is embarking on,” Graham says. “Public participation and input is paramount to the right plan being developed to accurately present Smiths Falls as a caring, welcoming and nurturing community to newcomers. I encourage everyone to provide their input so we can move forward.” Anyone who would like to be part of the consultation process is encouraged to contact Sullivan at 613-283-4124, ext. 1164 (email nsullivan@smithsfalls. ca) or Dianne Pinder-Moss, LIP administrative coordinator, at 613-283-4124, ext. 1184 (email Visit for more information. Smiths Falls is one of 45 LIP communities in Ontario with funding for the project being provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The Town of Smiths Falls is the project partner. Submitted by the Town of Smiths Falls

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in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark


Oct. 24

Nov. 17

Almonte Civitan Club 500 Almonte Street 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Pakenham Public School 109 Jeanie St. Hwy #29 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Carleton Place


Nov. 24

Nov. 3

Carambeck Public School 351 Bridge St. 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Perth Civitan Club R.R. # 5, County Road 43 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Smiths Falls

Nov. 15

Oct. 27

Elgin Lions Club 19 Pineview Dr. 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Bethel Pentecostal Church 301 Highway 29 1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 29 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 22 Lanark & District Civitan Club 2144 Pine Grove Rd. 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For more locations & dates contact the Health Unit For more information, call the Health ACTION Line at 1-800-660-5853 or 613-345-5685 or visit:


We hope to hear from you by October 24th.

Sharon Deegan, offered up lots of products and advice during the Smiths Falls Farmers Market’s Customer Appreciation Day Thanksgiving weekend.



To apply, please call 613-257-8260 for an information package and application form.


• 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.




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musical entertainment by local musicians Cam Woods and Riley White while waiting for Marshall Hogan, the Community Medal Bearers, and other medal bearers to arrive at 4 p.m. Upon their arrival, speeches and a reception will take place in the Upper Hall with both being open to the public. Admission to all events is free. Further details will appear in next week’s issue of Smiths Falls This Week.

2011 Community Flu Clinics


Qualified Board candidates must live or work in Lanark County and must be at least 18 years of age.

To mark the occasion, an End of Day Celebration is planned on the Saturday, Oct. 29 beginning with split squads of minor hockey plays and their Junior A counterparts, the Smiths Falls Bears, taking to the ice at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre for a fun matchup at 2 p.m. followed by a skills competition. Once this event is over at approximately 3:30 p.m., those in attendance are invited to the front lobby to enjoy some

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The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay is coming to Smiths Falls on Oct. 29 and 30

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Community input sought for public consultation phase of Local Immigration Partnership project



High 5 for Life: enhancing your personal space LAURIE WEIR

James Thomas has made suicide prevention his personal crusade after witnessing what mental health issues did to his sister, Chantel that resulted in her death by suicide in 2005. Now an enthusiastic speaker, Thomas says it’s his mission in life to reach out to as many people as he can. “I am dedicating my life to connect to people one-on-one,” Thomas said. “It’s about linking

people to the resources they need to access in the communities they live.” On Wednesday, Oct. 19, he joined other professionals to offer information workshops at Smiths Falls and District High School. Thomas is presenting High 5 for Life from 7:30 to 8:20 p.m. “There are a lot of valuable resources in our community.” Thomas said his sister dealt with many issues that young people – and adults alike – have to deal with on a daily basis: mental illness, drug and alcohol addic-

tion, sexual abuse and bullying. He said his sister even felt unaccepted in society because of her sexuality. Thomas began to realize that he struggled with a lot of the same issues as his sister. “I had to reach out myself,” he said. “It seems like we’re all struggling in our lives. It’s nice to know that there are others who feel the same and that we’re not alone.” Thomas said it’s tough for today’s teens as they are bombarded with the pressures of society

– social media like Facebook is a huge catalyst for teen bullying. “It’s magnified through technology. They are being brought up in a time where high-tech has sped up their lives. Bullying is easier as it is done 24/7, and the bullies don’t realize the ramifications of their actions,” Thomas said. His High 5 for Life plan draws on his real-life experiences. In his presentation, he will discuss: • Basic signs and steps of suicide prevention and the importance of taking action;

• Understanding mental illness and how to monitor and optimize our mental health by being away of the effects of our surroundings; • The importance and value of developing a support network and getting help or talking with others; • Developing and utilizing healthy coping skills; • The importance of self-care and following your heart. Visit for more information on Thomas’ journey.

Bears split last four games, move into fifth place ANDREW SNOOK

The Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears split their last four games, defeating Kemptville and Kanata and losing to Cornwall and Cumberland in CCHL action. The Bears currently sit in fifth place in the Robinson Division, with a record of 5-9-0-0. Smiths Falls is currently five points away from the fourthplaced Brockville Braves and one point ahead of the lastplaced Kemptville 73’s. CORNWALL 3 SMITHS FALLS 2 The Cornwall Colts scored a power-play goal late in the third period to win a close against the Bears at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre on Sun-

day, Oct. 9. Forwards Chris Maniccia and Connor McLaren scored for Smiths Falls and defenceman Tyler Akeson added two assists in the loss. Sawyer had another solid outing stopping 30 of 33 shots.

36 seconds into the game to put his team up early. Allard, Akeson, Maniccia and Robbie Hall all had two-point games. Sawyer stopped 21 of 24 shots to pick up the win. CUMBERLAND 4 SMITHS FALLS 1

SMITHS FALLS 5 KANATA 3 The Bears travelled to Kanata on Tuesday, Oct. 11, and went ahead early in the game to hold onto a 5-3 victory. Bears forward Jeffrey Carroll scored

THANK YOU! The Board & staff of the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundaon would like to thank Tim Horton’s owner/operators Pat Kilgour, and Kathy Potvin as well as their staff for their connued support and for their most recent fundraising campaign the sale of “Smile Cookies” also thank you to our community without your support this would not be possible.


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The Cumberland Grads scored two goals within the first five minutes of play and held on to the lead to pick up a win in Smiths Falls on Friday, Oct. 14. Bears goaltender Matt Jenkins stopped 22 of 25 shots in the loss. Maniccia scored the lone goal

for the Bears. BEARS NEXT GAME The Bears’ next home game will take place against the Nepean Raiders on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre.

GO SUCCEED...GO BUILD New campus building brings energy to community


here is little doubt that the presence of a college campus in a community is an enormous benefit. When it became apparent in 2007 that the existing Algonquin College building in Perth was at the end of its life, local municipal leaders and members of the community were quick to join the campaign for a new campus building. Lana March, who chairs the fundraising campaign for the project and who served on the college’s board of governors for

“Education is the cornerstone of a vibrant community. Life is about continual learning and we can offer that opportunity here in this world-class facility.” Mayor John Fenik Town of Perth several years, says the initiative came about when the board voted in favour of maintaining the rural campuses (Perth and Pembroke). “The old building had a threeyear lifespan left because of significant weaknesses in its structure,” she said. “The options were to either build a new building or close the campus, and Algonquin president Robert Gillett and the board of governors made the commitment to rural campuses by supporting the redevelopment of these buildings.” Fortunately the campus was able to take advantage of the federal stimulus funding that was being offered at the time to help cover the $10.8 million price tag. “We had to scramble because of the deadline for the funding,” March said.

Support for the project came from the college community and all levels of government. The federal stimulus contribution amounted to $4.2 million and the province kicked in $4.8 million through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program. The students’ association contributed $800,000 and the remaining $1 million is being raised locally. The Town of Perth took a leading role in the initiative as well. Perth Mayor John Fenik joined Gillett to lobby for the funding. Fenik spoke to thenprovincial Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Jim Watson and Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid to move the project forward. “Closing the campus due to lack of funding for a replacement building was really not an option I was ready to consider,” Fenik said. “I met with Scott and explained the importance of the project and that we need it for the community. Algonquin College is a huge asset for Perth and the surrounding communities. Post-secondary education is of vital importance, and the spinoffs from having students come to this community and support it economically are tremendous.” March says the project moved ahead as well as it did in large part because of the endorsement from Ottawa. “We really did have support from Ottawa. OttawaWest Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli was a huge help to us,” she said. “Bob Chiarelli and Jim Watson really helped us with the political process and recognized that the college is a partner in building a skilled workforce and investing in the future of eastern Ontario,” Fenik added. “There are a number of local municipal leaders who deserve credit for their support as well, including Tay Valley Township Reeve Keith Kerr and Drummond/

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Local dignitaries were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Perth Algonquin Campus in September 2010. North Elmsley Reeve Aubrey Churchill.” Almost all Lanark County municipalities, as well as Rideau Lakes Township, supported the college’s efforts to redevelop the Perth campus. “We really appreciate their contributions to become a partner in this project,” March said. She calls the redevelopment a rebirth for the Perth campus. “I think sometimes people get complacent about the campus being here in Perth, and the new facility will go a long way toward getting the community aware of

it again. We have new programs coming online, more spaces for students and the physical presence of the new building is inspiring.” She adds that communities that have a college in their midst are influenced in a positive way. “Colleges add so much to a community. Post-secondary education is very important and it is the way of the future. When the opportunity exists to make postsecondary education available in a community so students don’t have to go to the city and add to their debtload, that is

invaluable.” Fenik concurs. “Education is the cornerstone of a vibrant community. Life is about continual learning and we can offer that opportunity here in this worldclass facility. The new campus is vital for the economy, culture and milieu of the Town of Perth and surrounding communities,” he said. “Education is about hopes and dreams and aspirations and enlightenment, and this revitalized campus will open that door for many students for years and years to come.”

Steering Perth campus through transition A

fter taking the helm as acting dean for the Al“There has been a lot of gonquin College Heritage hard work completed by Institute from August until January, Murray Kyte has piloted my predecessors that has staff and students through one led to the excellent facility of the most exciting times in we have here today. I am recent Algonquin history. proud to be part of this The start of the 2011/12 school year marked the begin- exciting new chapter for the ning of a new journey for the campus.” Perth campus as it moved from Murray Kyte, acting dean its old, outdated facility into a Algonquin College Heritage Institute new one offering expanded learn-

ing spaces and state-of-the-art technological features. The $10 -million expansion adds 100 new student spaces (for a total of 350) in a sustainability-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building. “This campus has long had a roster of programs that make it a true community college and now we have an outstanding facility in which to deliver them,” Kyte said. “We offer a broad scope of career options for the local

population, but students come from far and wide to take advantage of our excellent programs. Now they can study in a vibrant, new facility.” Kyte, an Ottawa native, is a 12-year veteran of the college. He has a degree in business and worked as a lawyer in Pembroke before joining the college to teach in the business program, eventually becoming chair of the Business, Technology and Outdoor Training Department in

Pembroke for 10 years. In that role, he helped to develop several new programs and was involved in the expansion of that campus. “My experiences in Pembroke have certainly helped me to bring perspective to the transition here in Perth,” he explained. “Being a long-time academic manager has been an asset as we worked through the finishing touches with the new See ‘STEERING’ next page

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GO SUCCEED...GO BUILD Steering Perth campus through transition


Continued from previous page complete two years of study in one, which gets them out into the infrastructure and prepare to workplace faster. There was a lot launch new programs.” of excitement for the new ECE In addition to the campus’s program, which had a waiting flagship heritage conservation list for this year.” trades programs (Heritage CarIn September of 2012, Police pentry and Joinery and Heritage Foundations and Adaptive Reand Traditional Masonry), Perth use of Buildings will join the also offers an innovative Ad- diverse program list in Perth. vanced Housing-Construction “It’s exciting to be able to offer Carpentry program and other this range of programming in long-running and successful the community because it gives programs: Office Administration- people an opportunity to gain a Executive, Social Service Worker valuable education in a smaller and Personal Support Worker campus setting,” Kyte said. programs. “Many students find this imThe new Early Childhood Edu- mensely appealing. Some are location diploma program kicked cals who can remain in the comoff for the first time here in munity where they already live September. while earning a college diploma, “This is accelerated in the same which can be more economical way our Office Administration for them. Others simply prefer and Masonry programs are, so the feel of a smaller campus, students have the opportunity to where everyone gets to know

Partnering to preserve our Heritage and our Future!

Congratulations to Algonquin College on the expansion of Algonquin College’s Perth Campus. It will serve the students, faculty and community well for many years.

one another.” To that end, Kyte has made getting to know the community a priority. His family (wife Cathy and four sons) are based in Pembroke, and he is staying with a Perth family during the week in order to fill the acting dean role full time. He says he looks forward to bridging the gap between previous dean Linda Cooke’s retirement and the hiring of a new permanent dean in January. “This is an opportunity that only comes along once in a while – once in 43 years!” he says, referring to the age of the old campus building. “There has been a lot of hard work completed by my predecessors that has led to the excellent facility we have here today. I am proud to be part of this exciting new chapter for the campus.”


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On the occasion of the opening of the new

Algonquin College Perth Campus, we extend our best wishes to the faculty, students, Town of Perth and Lanark County as this wonderful facility will play a key role in the building of a skilled workforce of tomorrow.

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come celebrate with us! 0 Algonquin College has been a cornerstone of Lanark County for many decades. The College would like to express sincere appreciation to the many people who have been involved in making this new campus a reality. As a member of our community, please join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Perth Campus.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. Tour the new Facility, see the amazing new Perth Campus 12:30 p.m. Grand Opening Ceremony


We look forward to seeing you there! Algonquin College Heritage Institute 7 Craig Street (Highway 43) Perth, Ontario K7H 1X7 613-267-2859 E-mail:

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Grand Opening Ceremony


GO SUCCEED...GO BUILD Students’ association embraces new campus spaces Perth Courier


right, natural light pours into the commons area where a group of social service worker students sit in the comfortable lounge furniture discussing an upcoming project. Around the corner, a student inquires about health care benefit options at the students’ association office. Nearby, a door swings open, and a student leaves the fitness centre having just wrapped up a workout. From the commons area to the fitness centre, these are a handful of the student spaces found in the new Algonquin College Heritage Institute facility. The original Perth campus building was built in 1969 and although the facility accommodated 250 students, space was

limited. The only commons space available was the cafeteria, and students and instructors didn’t have a place to meet independently of the classroom. With a cafeteria, commons space, fitness centre and group meeting rooms, the new 42,000 square foot building offers a design element focused on student space. Students are not only reaching their educational goals, they’re also able to utilize new space for an overall better student experience. It’s a concept that sits well with the Algonquin College Students’ Association. The Algonquin College Students’ Association is a not-forprofit corporation with more than 30 years of service. A student-run board of directors Photo provided by the Students’ Association – which includes Perth campus The Algonquin College Students’ Association hosted a welcome barbecue for students at the Perth student Ryan Haskins – governs Campus in September. With more commons space in the new building, the Students’ Association says the space encourages an overall better study experience for the Perth students. the students’ association and it makes all the key decisions affecting the student population. The students’ association’s mission is straightforward: it wants to create an environment that inspires a passion for student success. So when news broke of federal and provincial funding for the new Perth facility two years ago, the students’ association wanted to showcase its financial support and contributed $800,000 to the $10.8 million project. “We are excited to see this open up for our students in Perth,” says students’ association president Jacob Sancartier. The $800,000 allocated by the students’ association went toward the fitness centre, a commons area and new students’ associa-

tion office space. “Having more student space is something we really pushed for,” explains Sancartier. “This space allows students to do their homework or to socialize, which is part of that student success component. The commons space is essential, and it keeps them at the school.” Beyond the students’ association’s push for student space, the association also works to build a united student community. At the Perth campus, Leigh McKay works on behalf of the students’ association. She provides information and services to students, including faxing and scanning services. The students’ association also offers field trip funding, health care benefits and campusrun activities such as student

barbecues and an annual food bank drive. “Our services really feed off our definition of success,” says Sancartier. “It’s more than getting that certificate. It’s about making new friends and colleagues. We want to do whatever we can to make their student life better.” The new Perth campus facility helps the students’ association to meet its mission. “Our outlook on Perth is positive,” he says. “We are excited to see it come to fruition and to see students get an adequate building, providing them with cutting-edge services.” To learn more about the Algonquin Students’ Association’s offerings at the Perth campus, visit

Township of Drummond/North Elmsley Council and Staff extend our congratulaons to

Algonquin College in their expansion of the Perth Campus. The college is a valued member of the community. Providing excellent educaonal opportunies locally, Algonquin College also aracts students provincially, and internaonally giving us the opportunity to showcase our towns, hamlets, County and Township as a great place to learn, work, play and live. Students of today are our crasmen and women of tomorrow.




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GO SUCCEED...GO BUILD Going for gold: Algonquin College works toward LEED certification CATHY JAMES Perth Courier


rom the floors to the walls to the roof, the new Algonquin College Heritage Institute building is the definition of sustainability, making it Perth’s most environmentally sustainable building. Since its concept was first brought to the design table two years ago, senior project manager Angela Bernhardt says, the Perth campus’s new facility kept sustainability as its central point of focus, all in an effort to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Standard. Looking around the building’s interior, Bernhardt rapidly points out the number of design elements that demonstrate an environmentally conscious build. The floors are made of cork. The carpet is made of recycled water bottles. The windows are high-thermal pane glass. Even the toilets were considered in the design plan. The low-flow toilets are solar powered and the rain water harvested on campus is used to flush the toilets.

the goal to meet at least a LEED Gold Standard – the secondhighest ranking in the LEED levels. “Following the LEED standard is a way for the college to measure it is sustainable and shows they are serious about sustainability,” Bernhardt explains. In order to meet a LEED goldlevel certification, a building’s construction must net enough points during a third-party review. The gold level minimum is 39 points, and the college has targeted to meet a 42-point range for the $10.8 million Perth campus project. Though following a LEED checklist was imperative, Bernhardt says the project’s budget kept decisions in perspective. “While we want to meet the LEED standard, we also wanted to be as practical as possible,” says Bernhardt. “So we often looked at how we could find the most effective and efficient use of our money.” Much of the furniture was Meeting re-used and the rain water the LEED standard harvesting system also saves For any new construction, money. Algonquin College has mandated However, LEED standards are Outside of the building, a number of environmentally savvy ideas line the landscape. The gravel parking lots ensures natural drainage, while the plants are local and won’t invade local species. The light pollution is minimal and they have installed the proper materials should a third party wish to install solar panels on the shop’s roof. All the building’s materials were carefully inspected, too. “Every single building material that came to our site had to be verified by our consultant for approval,” Bernhardt explains, adding this practice ensured they meet the LEED standard. While these design elements scream sustainability, the amount of waste the college will recycle is impressive. “Our goal is to divert 75 per cent of the waste, including the old building, from the landfill,” Bernhardt explains. “It’s the nature of the LEED program.”

not simply restricted to design elements. Rather, sustainability encompasses environmental, economical and social components. “Being sustainable includes these three aspects,” she explains. “You have to take in those three elements and they intertwine for true sustainability. It’s changing the entire culture.” Using only certified cleaning products and utilizing natural light encourages social sustainability, while the economic elements include installing an efficient HVAC system which will help lower heating and airconditioning costs. “We also attempted to purchase as many materials as we could within a 200-kilometre range. Purchasing materials locally illustrates both the economic and social elements to the sustainability program,” says Bernhardt.

Perth’s influence Following the LEED point system wasn’t the only factor influencing the facility design. “Perth is a community that believes sustainability is extremely important,” says Bern-

hardt. “This facility reflects well on what the community would do.” The architect also incorporated elements into the building’s exterior that pay tribute to the trades programs offered on campus, such as using stonework at the front entrance to reflect the Heritage Masonry program. LEED certification is granted solely by the Green Building Certification Institute, which is responsible for the third-party verification of project compliance with LEED requirements. The LEED application and certification process may take up to two years, and in the meantime, the college will host tours and provide information via pamphlets and its website to showcase its sustainable efforts. “It’s all about educating others about what we are doing, why we are doing it and why it’s important,” says Bernhardt, adding the end result is an environmentally conscious, spacious, clean campus. “You want to have a comfortable space to hang out and this is a place to stay. This is a wonderfully unique atmosphere.”

On the occasion of the Grand Opening of the new Algonquin College Perth Campus, we are pleased to extend our best wishes to the students, faculty and community of Perth & district. This is a wonderful addition to the Perth area!


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GO SUCCEED...GO BUILD Graduate says Algonquin makes dreams come true


lgonquin College Heritage Institute changed Rhonda Low’s life. At age 35, Low returned to school and graduated from the two-year social service worker program in Perth in 2009. “I had contemplated returning to school for many years, but could never work up the courage,” Low explains. She wanted to enrol in the social service worker program, but in the beginning only the first year was offered in Perth. “I knew it would be impossible for me to go to Ottawa for the second.” When both years were at last offered in Perth, she knew she had run out of excuses. “With more fear than you could pack in many boxes, I did it. And the reason why I did it was

because Algonquin College was right here in my community. The location of this campus was the deciding factor for me and for many of my fellow classmates.” She says her experience at the Perth campus was top-notch from start to finish. “I always felt at home. As a mature student, going back to school can be intimidating, but it is a small campus so it is comfortable and supportive.” The program is an intensive one, but Low says extra support abounded, whether it was from faculty or support staff. “From learning the basics of how to be a good student to learning how to help other people change their lives, the education I received at Algonquin

was stellar.” She said the instruction at Algonquin was incredible and the curriculum was relevant and practical. “I often say out loud, ‘Hey! I learned this in school!’ Now that’s money well invested. Algonquin College taught me how to do my job, and to do it well!” One of the most important things, she says, is that college provides opportunities for students to become known in the community. “You can’t put a dollar figure on that.” Through placements, students become recognized in their fields and this networking can often lead to jobs after graduation. “I attend orientation sessions as a graduate and advise new students to take advantage of

their placements. Take every opportunity you can to get yourself known.” Just before she graduated in 2009, Low was hired as a program director at the Carleton Place and District Youth Centre. She also worked part time with the Carleton Place OPP in conjunction with the youth centre. In January of 2011 she was hired as a caseworker for Big Brothers Big Sisters. “My current employer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County told me she had her eye on me all through college,” Low says. “Employers shop around at Algonquin College. It is a topnotch school and they love us. They know there will be good

candidates,”she says. “When you grow up in a community and get into a caring profession like this, it is so important to give back to your community. You know the needs and the culture and you can apply these wonderful skills where you live.” Going back to school and getting into the social services field has had a huge effect on Low and her family. “Algonquin College changed my life. It really did. I see the world through different eyes.” She says the college makes dreams come true. “The new campus makes me believe that our dreams were so big that they had to construct a new building to fulfil them all!”

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two female – compete from around the world at the event. Henderson was one of four amateurs chosen to form Canada’s team. Henderson is in her first year of high school at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute.

Brooke Henderson continued her dominance on the greens, and took home the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association’s girls’ golf festival shooting a 70, beating out her closest competitor by five strokes. The tournament took place on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Loch March Golf and Country Club in Ottawa. The 14-year-old Smiths Falls resident said she was just hoping to go out there and do her best, and she did just that. “I was just trying to do well,” she said. She said she get a little nervous during tournaments still, but not too bad. It’s not surprising she’s getting used to competing at big tournaments; she has been playing competitive golf since she was nine years old, and first started learning about the game at the tender age of six. She started learning from her father and her sister, who plays competitively at the university level in the U.S. Henderson said her current goal is to finish out the season successfully and to qualify next year for the LPGA tour. She would like to golf professionally for a living.


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Grade 9 student Brooke Henderson is pictured at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute on Monday, Oct. 17. Henderson recently won the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association’s girls’ golf festival, beating the second-place golfer by five strokes. She is currently ranked 25th in the North American girls’ amateur rankings by Golf Week and 40th by Polo Golf. She has another big tournament coming up in two weeks in the Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship held at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Texas from Nov. 2 to 5. Twenty teams of four – two male and PH:


She said she is enjoying her high school experience so far and that it doesn’t interfere with her golfing schedule. She said she practises every day. “I’m just trying to improve all aspects of the game,” she said, “trying to get more yardage off the tee.”

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FOOTBALL ACTION The Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute RedHawks senior boys’ football team dominated Notre Dame Catholic High School on their home turf, shutting them out by a score of 49-0 on Thursday, Oct. 13. The junior boys’ team pulled off a more difficult win later that day against St. John Catholic High School, defeating the Spartans 7-6. SFDCI’s next games will take place on Friday, Oct. 21. The senior boys’ team will host the Spartans at 1 p.m., and the junior boys’ team will travel to Almonte District High School to take on the Thunderbolts at 3 p.m. BASKETBALL ACTION The senior girls’ basketball team travelled to NDCHS on Thursday, Oct. 13,

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and soared past their opponents by a score of 48-9. The junior girls flew just as high on the court, defeating NDCHS, 36-8. Both teams will play their next games on Thursday, Oct. 20, starting at 1 p.m., against Perth’s Spartans. VOLLEYBALL ACTION The RedHawks were defeated on home court against NDCHS on Thursday, Oct. 13, with the senior boys losing three games to none, and the junior boys falling three games to one. Both teams will travel to St. John Catholic High School in Perth for their next games to do battle against the Spartans on Thursday, Oct. 20. TURKEY BOWL RESULTS At the annual Turkey Bowl held on Oct. 10, the RedHawks gobbled up Perth’s Blue Devils. The senior boys’ football team defeated Perth and District Collegiate Institute



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RedHawks senior boys volleyball player Spencer Steenburgh spikes the ball past Notre Dame Catholic High School players on Thursday, Oct. 13. Notre Dame defeated the RedHawks three games to none. 21-7, while the junior boys’ football team won their game against PDCI 13-7.

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FLYING HIGH Left, Smiths Falls RedHawks junior boys’ football players tackle a Perth St. John Catholic High School Spartan in the final minutes of the game on Oct. 13. SFDCI defeated St. John 7-6. To the right, Smiths Falls defeated Carleton Place’s NDCHS 49-0 in league play.


Photo by Ted Dyke The person in the picture is a local cancer survivor who volunteered his time.

Linebacker Thomas Jordan admires the Turkey Bowl trophy following early afternoon football action at SFDCI on Oct. 8. Jordan and his junior Redhawks took on the visiting PDCI Blue Devils, coming out with a win after the annual match-up.

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Community Calendar • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 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.

• SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 The third annual Kart Fundraiser and Awards Banquet will take place from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Lombardy Agricultural Hall. Enjoy a great dinner, watch the drivers receive their awards, possibly purchase an early Christmas present from our auction tables, then dance the night away with DJ Johnny Five. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a turkey dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at RCL Automotive or contact any Karting member. Tickets are still available from Rick 613-327-5308, Gord 613-880-5569, Dale 613-223-7231 or at the door.

• SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast complete with baked beans, fruit, tea and coffee. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the KOC hall, 18 William St. W., Smiths Falls; $7 adults, children under seven free when accompanied by an adult. Everyone welcome. Call 613-2841965 613-283-9170 613-283-1550 for

information. Canter and carriage horse-a-thon at Hawkridge Farm, 785 Hwy. 15, Morton; fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Touch a Rainbow, riding for disabled in North Augusta; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., call 613345-6183 or email hawkridgefarm@ for more information. Jamboree - please come to the Lions Hall, Arthur and Halton streets, Perth. Volunteer musicians provide great music starting at 2 p.m. and for $12 each, a buffet supper is available about 5 p.m. For information, call Nelda Wark at 613264-9030. For hall rental call Edna Coutts at 613-267-2744. Lions Club membership information is available through Bill Dixon 613-283-7753.

• OCTOBER 22 AND 23 Halloween party at the Railway Museum, Smiths Falls, starting at 7 p.m. Visitors will be led by lantern around the museum grounds and be introduced to some ghoulish guests recounting some of the great railway folklore. Students from Russell High School’s drama class will be taking part as guides and storytellers. Tours run every 15 minutes. Space is limited and pre-registration is suggested. Admission: $5 for adult, $4 for youth. Call the museum at

Deadline for submissions is Friday at 5 p.m. Email 613-283-5696 or email info@rmeo. org to reserve your space. Be sure to check out Rideau Canal Museum’s paranormal activity on Oct. 29.

• WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 Knights of Columbus, roast pork dinner, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., KOC hall, 18 William St. W., Smiths Falls. Cost, $12 adults, children under 10 free with adult; everyone welcome; call 613284-1965 613-283-9170 613-283-1550 for information; $50 door prize.

• THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 The Lanark North Leeds Enterprise Centre will present an importing and exporting commercial goods seminar from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This seminar is for small business owners interested in importing and exporting commercial goods. Guest speaker will be Andrea Ethier, from Canada Border Services Agency. Admission is free. For more information, visit www., contact Cindy James at 613283-7002, ext. 108, or email cjames@ The centre is located at 91 Cornelia St. W. County Fair Mall will host its “Halloween Bash” from 6 to 8 p.m. Trick or Treat from store to store. There will be a costume judging contest and more. For more information, contact Marsha Jackson-Legault at 613-283-2418, or email mjackson@

• FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 The Heritage House Museum will host “Halloween Fun Kids Day!” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activities will include ghoulish games and creepy crafts that will have everyone in the Halloween spirit. For more information, or to reserve a spot, call 613-283-6311, or email Smiths Falls Civitan Club will host Canadian Blood Services clinic from 1 to 8 p.m. and appointments are encouraged to reduce wait times. Please call 1-888-2-DONATE (366283). For more information on their service please log on to www.

• TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Smiths Falls Public Library will host its monthly book club meeting from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. One day by David Nicholls will be discussed.

• SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Toledo Legion will host a dance featuring Sage Brush. Doors open at 1 p.m. Dancing starts at 2 p.m. with a hot pork supper at 5 p.m. Admission is $12. Also, darts every Monday at 7:30 p.m. Anyone welcome. Euchre every Friday at 8 p.m. For more

info on any of the above call 613275-7228.

• EVERY TUESDAY Bid Euchre at 1:30 pm at the Montague & District Seniors Forget-MeNot Club 658 Rosedale Rd. S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-6240

• 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. Quilting & Sewing Club meets at 10 a.m. Come join in for coffee. Montague & District Seniors Forget-MeNot Club 658 Rosedale Rd. S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-8325.

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