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Outdoor musical concerts: Series of three free events coming up in August at Village Square park in heart of Stittsville. P7
Vision in focus JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Richmond has a vision for its future in black and white. Or at least it will have when Ottawa city council approves a recommendation from its Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee that the village’s new Community Design Plan and Secondary Plan be approved. This is the result of two and a half years of work by city staff, a volunteer steering committee and development interests including Mattamy Homes which has plans for a major housing development on the western edge of Richmond. The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee gave its approval to the Community Design Plan and the new Secondary Plan as well as other related studies at a four hour meeting at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre hall in Richmond on Thursday evening, July 8. But it was not without some expressions of opposition from Bob McKinley, representing the Richmond Village Association, and several others, although more than half a dozen spoke in favour of the plans. The Committee addressed some of the concerns raised by passing several related motions and seeking clarifications from staff. One motion, presented by councillor Rob Jellett, dealt with the financial plan that will be forthcoming in the future about the estimated $69 million in capital projects related to Richmond’s growth and how this will be realized. The motion requires that the financial plan include information on any adverse impact which these Richmond projects might have on the city’s approved JOHN CURRY PHOTO capital budget or on revenues coming from developWriter, producer, director and actor Jo Marr, left, who grew up in the Bells ment charges.
Corners area, stands with Aelah Thomson, right, of Stittsville who is playing the VISION, SEE 3 role of Sammy in the movie “Going Thru A Thing.”
And the issue flows on: Upper Flowing Creek municipal drain is deferred. P11
Movie magic JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF There’s that Hollywood lore about actresses getting discovered in restaurants! Fairy tales, you say. Well, don’t tell 13 year old Aelah Thomson of Stittsville. She is now performing one of the major roles in a full length film being shot in Ottawa, all because of a chance encounter in a restaurant, right in Stittsville, no less. It all happened last May when Aelah and her mother Sandra were in the “1 for 1 Pizza” shop in the Shops of Main Street plaza when they were approached by a man who asked if Aelah wanted to audition for a film. When he noticed her Goulbourn Basketball Association jacket, he became even more persistent but the answer was no. But then the man, who they later came to know to be Jo Marr, followed them to the Rogers Video store in the plaza where they went to rent a movie. He told them about his movies, some of which could be rented at the store. They eventually checked out his website and eventually Aelah agreed to attend an audition. And the rest is history. MOVIE, SEE 2
Not Bluesfest but still entertaining evening: Nathan Haller of Stittsville performs in concert. P5
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Aelah not only got the part of Sammy, one of the leads in the movie called “Going Thru A Thing” but her basketball team, the Goulbourn Hornets bantam girls squad, got a role in the film as well. Indeed, so too did Barrhaven and Russell teams thanks to contacts which opened up with the Thomson family on board. And it even became a Thomson family happening as Aelah’s father, Alan, is playing the role of a basketball coach while her mother, Sandra, will be in a classroom scene. Jo Marr, who grew up in the Bells Corners area of Nepean, has a cinematic career going back to 1992 in which he has acted, produced and even written. He performed in the movie “Night Train” in 2009, “Stag Night” in 2008 and “Wrong Number” in 2002. He was co-producer of “Night Train” and “Stag Night” while he wrote “Blink of an Eye” in 1999. He was the one who spotted Aelah in the Stittsville “1 for 1 Pizza” shop. It was her appearance that first drew him to her. Speaking about Aelah while shooting at Confederation High School in Nepean on Wednesday, July 7, Jo said that Aelah had “big beautiful eyes” and looked “like the girl next door.” All in all, she had the look that he was seeking for the girl to play the role of Sammy, the daughter of the movie’s lead role which he himself was playing. Initially rebuffed by Aelah and her mother, Jo renewed his effort to get them interested when he then noticed that she was wearing a Goulbourn Basketball Association jacket. It just so happens that the movie revolves around a basketball setting. Eventually Aelah agreed to audition and indeed showed up at the audition with all of her lines memorized.
But this is not what sold Jo on casting Aelah in the role. He agrees that Aelah was “so calm on camera” but it was her calm demeanour both before and after her reading that caught Jo’s attention. As an actor himself, he knows that staying calm and doing nothing before and after a reading is about the hardest thing that an actor has to do. “She does nothing very well,” Jo says about Aelah – and he says it as the highest of complements. While actual preparations for filming “Going Thru A Thing” only began in May or so, Jo Marr, who is the film’s writer, director and producer as well as its lead actor, admits that he had the idea for the film knocking around in his head for a few years. He said that the story, about a criminal father who has to re-think his ways in order to maintain his family, is loosely based on circumstances experienced by his brother and his daughter. This movie marks the return of Jo Marr to the city where he grew up. This is partly because of the economic conditions which have impacted the movie business, making locations elsewhere in the world less attractive as shooting locales. But he also readily admits that after being away developing his career, he is now glad to be back home among family and friends. Among the pluses is the fact that he is now close to his mom’s kitchen. Jo makes it clear that he is not hiding the fact that the movie is being shot in Ottawa as a totally Canadian production, with all local talent. He wants to showcase this talent. “I’m so happy to make it in Ottawa,” he says. Indeed, he thinks that this will be the start of something. “I’m hoping there will be more here,” he
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Jo Marr, front, foreground, who has had a career in movies and is now the writer, producer, director and lead actor in the movie “Going Thru A Thing” which is now being shot in Ottawa, is with the members of the Goulbourn Hornets bantam girls’ basketball team which is appearing in the movie, from left to right, seated, front row, Taylor McCormick, Alexandra Byck, Vanessa Burgess, Devon Kedrosky, Chloe Brownlee, Katie Murphy and Adrianna Nystedt; and, back row, standing, left to right, Katie Kennedy, Aelah Thomson and Anyssa Close.
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closer together, meaning less time is lost in the shooting schedule. There are to be 15 days of shooting, most at locales in the west end such as Confederation High School, where basketball game shots were done on Wednesday, July 7.
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The motion also requires that the financial plan include information about ways to finance any extension of the communal well system that will serve the proposed Mattamy development to the rest of the village. Another motion by councillor Jellett requires that the proposed storm water plan for the Mattamy development which includes a storm water pond located in the flood plain of the Van Gaal Drain be subject to an Environmental Assessment process. There is some uncertainty whether such a location is allowed but city of Ottawa solicitor Tim Marc told the Committee that the city will undertake a Schedule B Environmental Assessment voluntarily in order to allay any concerns that the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has about a storm water pond in the flood plain. In response to several presentations at the meeting about the industrially-designated lands in the southeast corner of Richmond, the Committee OK’d a motion put forward by councillor Glenn Brooks that city staff review the industrial lands in Richmond in consultation with the landowners and to report back to the Committee on the matter within two years. Mr. McKinley, in his presentation before the Committee, argued that uncertainties related to the financing of the capital projects envisioned in the Community Design Plan and Secondary Plan was like putting the cart before the horse and that the whole process should be reversed, with the financing established before the plans were approved. However, city solicitor Tim Marc told the Committee that while the projects are mentioned in the plans, there are no details about the spending envisioned. Approving these plans does not commit the city to any particular spending in any particular year as yet but simply that by the year 2030, the 20 year time frame for the plans, these envisioned capital projects will be done. The Committee also heard from planning chief John Moser that now is the time to move forward with these plans while acknowledging that there is still much work to be done. “We would prefer to move forward and not delay,” he told the Committee, explaining that the plans contain a vision for the village and its future. He said that the financial plan that will be brought forward to the Committee in the future
regarding how all of the capital projects envisioned in the plans will be financed will deal with impacts on the capital budget and how the spending all fits into the city’s long range financial plans. The financial plan will also identify possible savings to capital expenditures that may be possible by stopping extraneous flows from infiltration and sump pump connections getting into the sanitary sewer system. City planner Don Morse, in his presentation to the Committee dealing with the Community Design Plan, the Secondary Plan, the related zoning amendment, the Environmental Management Plan, the Master Servicing Study and the Transportation Master Plan, explained that over the past two and a half years, there had been nine public meetings, 25 steering committee meetings, two design workshops, a community profiling exercise and the distribution of a visioning workbook to all residents of the village. He particularly pointed out that two keys of the plans were the future revitalization of the village core “into a really quality place” thanks to mixed use zoning, facade improvements and high quality design requirements and also the planned parks, open space and pathways including a number of pedestrian bridges over creeks and even the Jock River. Another strength of the plans is the inclusion of details about every building in the village that has heritage associations. He praised the work of Marion Scott, Joan Darby and Dani Kerr in compiling this section of the documents. “What better place to have this than in the planning documents,” Mr. Morse said, noting that while no buildings are designated as heritage structures, details about every heritage related building in the village is included in the documents. In his presentation, speaking representing the concerns of the Richmond Village Association, Mr. McKinley argued that the financial implications amounting to $69 million should be dealt with before any plans are approved. “This plan is going forward as a planning process as the tail wagging the dog,” he said, arguing that approving the plans would be like a person designing a house and then figuring out later how to pay for it. He also said that the plans did not deal with how extending a communal water system to the existing residents if and when something happens with their wells drawing from the shallow aquifer. This concern was later covered by council-
Pair raises funds to help fire victims JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF The Canada Day fire which affected three homes in Stittsville also impacted two 11 year old Stittsville girls. They knew how they would feel if their homes had been destroyed by fire. So they wanted to help out, to do something that would help the family whose home had been gutted by the fire which broke out in the house under construction next door. They decided to do some fundraising for the family, raising some money so that this might be one
less thing that the family has to worry about. The funds might help in purchasing groceries or something else that required money. Friends and school mates Sarah Stresman and Emily Bureau, who both live in the vicinity of the Feldspar Crescent fire, jumped into action right away. On the day following the fire, they set up a lemonade stand at the corner of Feldspar Crescent and Granite Ridge Drive, near the fire scene, where they spent four hours in the heat and sun selling Kool Aid and also giving some to the police officers and firefighters who
were still at the scene. Sales and donations from this lemonade stand ended up totaling $140, a good start on their fundraising venture. But they did not stop at this. The pair then organized a bottle drive in the area, figuring that the time right after Canada Day and all its partying would yield a host of bottles. And indeed it did, with another $80 raised. Sarah and Emily then held a bake sale in connection with a garage sale at the Bureau home on Granite Ridge Drive. They sold freshly baked muffins and also accepted
donations. This ended up bringing their total to $330, short of their initial goal of $500 but still a substantial amount. They were thinking of holding a car wash as well but decided to end their fundraising and get the funds to the affected family. They were hoping to deliver the funds along with a gift basket filled with some freshly baked muffins. Emily had watched the Canada Day fire while Sarah saw the smoke while with her family at the Canada Day celebrations at the Kanata Recreational Complex in Kanata.
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Joyce Bryson had the ladies’ high score at the euchre party at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Tuesday, July 6, with Lorraine McLaughlin placing second. Garnet Vaughn had the men’s high score with Dwaine McGillvray as the runner-up. Jackie Ralph had the low score while Dave Argue had the hidden score. Rachel Senechal had the most lone hands. Door prizes were won by Chris Forbes and Joan Davis. Pat Fitzpatrick reports that 12 tables of euchre were played at the Legion Hall on Thursday, July 8. Garnet Vaughn placed first with 88 points, followed by Joy Phillips in second place with 77 points. Kathy Kelly was in third with 75 points. Sally Beaton had the low score while door prizes were won by Carol Brown, Alice Saunders and Jim Bailey.
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JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Bluesfest, it wasn’t. But entertaining, it was. Indeed, it was a far cry from the huge crowds and popular song stylings found at Bluesfest, Ottawa’s premier music festival that is now underway. It was a concert featuring not the big name stars found at Bluesfest but rather two rising stars who someday may be known around the world but right now are learning their trade, developing their talents and looking forward to a career in music. But, even though The Bridge church beside highway seven in Kanata west of Terry Fox Drive was not filled to capacity with bodies for the concert, it certainly was filled to capacity with music thanks to the voices and classical song stylings of Robynn Glockling of Carleton Place and Nathan Haller of Stittsville, accompanied by Frederic Lacroix on the piano. Classical was the musical theme of the evening at the concert last Sunday evening, July 11, as evidenced by Robynn Glockling’s opening trio of songs, Non Posso Disperar, Lasciatemi morire and Auf dem Wasser zu singen and further solidified by Nathan Haller’s opening songs telling the story of lost love, La Serenata, Non t’amo piu and Ideale. And while the songs sung by both Robynn and Nathan, both individually and in duet, were in her case deliciously light and in his case solid and powerful, it was their duet of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s well-known song “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the Opera that was the true highlight of the evening. Even Andrew Lloyd Webber himself would have voiced a “bravo” in response to this song which revealed not only their complementary voices but also their obvious enjoyment in singing together. Another highlight of the show was the work of Frederic Lacroix on the piano as he accompanied the singers. He did not overpower their efforts and yet his playing was smooth and enjoyable, albeit in the back-
ground. His efforts alone were well worth admission. The show lasted about an hour and a half, with a ten minute intermission. Nathan Haller of Stittsville, who is a graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic High School, has com- Nathan Haller and Robynn pleted his first Glockling year at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City where he is in the Bachelor of Music program under the tutelage of David Clatworthy and several Metropolitan Opera coaches. Last summer Nathan performed at the world’s largest classic summer festival, Chamberfest, where he was awarded best young artist honours. Robynn Glockling of Carleton Place has been in the Bachelor of Music program at Queen’s University in Kingston under the direction of accomplished classical baritone Bruce Kelly. This August, Robynn will be attending the University of Heidelberg in Germany to further her studies in the German language. Frederic Lacroix has performed across North America including performances with symphony orchestras. He has made regular radio appearances on CBC and is in much demand as an artist, teacher, adjudicator and composer. He currently teaches at the University of Ottawa. This was the third and last in a series of classical music concerts featuring Robynn Glockling and Nathan Haller which have taken place over the past few weeks.
There are also a couple of locations in Stittsville as well as a scene at a local hospital. While the movie has about six core roles, there are about 28 actors in the cast. In addition, there are extras such as those who showed up on Wednesday evening, July 7 to be the crowd for the basketball game shots. These extras, along with much of the cast, was recruited through notices on Facebook and other social networking venues. This is a nonunion production. Parktown Productions, an Ottawa-based production company owned and operated by Richard Towns and Sean Parker, is providing the production equipment for the movie. Sean Parker says that the 90 minute film will be marketed as a totally Canadian production. The
marketing will be focused on film festivals and other outlets, virtually anywhere where the film can get exposure. “We’re trying to put Ottawa more on the (movie) scene,” Mr. Parker says. The movie itself ranges from some funny scenes to the very moving scene in the hospital which is tear inducing. Another Stittsville connection in the film is the involvement of John Badger who is the chief referee for the Goulbourn Basketball Association. He is one of two referees who were involved in the shooting at Confederation High School, overseeing the game action. Mr. Badger is now looking forward to seeing the finished product and how the various jump ball situations and other basketball court action filmed will be used in the movie.
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Lead actor Jo Marr, centre, standing, looks up into the stands at the gymnasium at Confederation High School in Nepean as some members of the Goulbourn Hornets bantam girls’ basketball team are sitting on the bench during a break in the filming action for the movie “Going Thru A Thing” which is now being shot in Ottawa.
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Planning documents mean exciting future for Richmond It’s been two and a half years and Richmond now has a new Community Design Plan and secondary plan provided Ottawa city council approves a recommendation from its Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee that these new planning documents for Richmond replace the village’s longstanding existing secondary plan. The new planning documents, meant to guide the next phase of development in the village over the next 20 years, give guidelines on how this growth is to take place. But just as importantly, the documents try to deal with the ageless dilemma of how to encourage growth while limiting change. For many, growth and development mean change and loss – the loss of the village feel, the loss of those things that the residents of today love about their community. After all, they moved to the village because they liked what they saw. The key to a good Community Design Plan and secondary plan is that growth happens within the context of the village character, that it enhances all that is good about the community and that it limits change that would transform today’s village into tomorrow’s suburban subdivision. Whether the city planners, steering committee members, development interests and village residents succeeded in doing this in the new Community Design Plan and secondary plan will remain to be seen but in our view the planning tools are there to make it happen. These new planning documents are not perfect. There is
still much work to be done with regard to their financial implications and their implementation and just how the subdivision and development plans that will be forthcoming will reflect the vision that is included in the Community Design Plan. But, in our view, the blueprint is there to ensure that the Richmond of 2030 is not only a reflection of the Richmond of today but indeed is better than the community of today, with a more vibrant core, more services thanks to a larger population, more jobs, flourishing schools, churches and organizations, more pathways and parks, a Jock River corridor that truly opens up the river to people, pedestrian linkages between the old and new areas as well as across watercourses, and communal services that both protect the environment and also provide a security blanket should today’s individual services fail for any reason. But while better, the unique characteristics of the village are not to be abandoned or forgotten. The Richmond of 2030 is still to be a village with all that that entails – a respect for its history, a unifying architecture, a self-sufficient community, a friendly spot. The heritage section alone in the new Community Design Plan is a giant step forward in ensuring that the community’s history is not lost but is celebrated. When the community celebrates its 200th anniversary barely eight years from now, we are sure that this heritage and history will be front and centre and will produce the same kind of pride in the com-
munity that 1968’s 150th anniversary celebrations did, albeit with a much smaller village. We are sure that in the year 2018, it will be all residents, both long time ones as well as new residents in the community’s new developments, that will be embracing the 200th anniversary celebrations and will be honouring their community’s unique history. Community spirit will never be stronger. And when this happens, we will all be able to look to the village’s Community Design Plan and secondary plan as reasons for this, as reasons why a community can grow and develop and yet can retain all that is good about it. It is going to be interesting in the next couple of years to see development unfold in Richmond, a development that respects the past, accommodates the needs of the present and ensures that the future of Richmond builds upon and enhances the community of today. This is all now possible thanks to these new planning documents. It is all down in black and white how this can happen. Were this a paint-by-numbers exercise, the numbers are now there on the canvas. It is now a matter of connecting them and filling in the colours. What should evolve is a masterpiece of old and new, preserving the good of the past with the benefits of the future. It is going to be an exciting time in Richmond, these next two decades, thanks to the planning work done in the past two and a half years.
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Update policies Editor: City of Ottawa Rideau/Goulbourn ward councillor Glenn Brooks is on record as indicating that he will run in October’s municipal election although he has not officially declared his candidacy. Therefore his various “Councillor Updates” and other assorted epistles he sends out are likely being paid for with our tax dollars. In addition, he has named at least one of the ward’s declared candidates in his Updates when he disagreed with something the declared candidate did and/or said. I emailed the city clerk on two occasions when councillor Brooks’ Update took shots at a declared candidate because I felt he was campaigning on the taxpayers’ nickel. However, I have not received any response from the city clerk as to whether this type of campaigning is a no-no according to the city’s election policy. All to say, an incumbent office holder not only has the benefit of name recognition but an incumbent can seemingly use tax monies to support their electioneering. Maybe it is time to update the city’s election policies and hope voters vote for wholesale changes at city council. Doug Arnold Richmond
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SPECIAL TO THE NEWS All aboard for Imagination Station. Anyone looking for fun, bargains and good food should make Imagination Station one of the stops on your itinerary this Saturday, July 17. It is a Preschool that is holding a community yard sale and other activities this Saturday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The yard sale, held on the front grass at Imagination Station’s Hazeldean Road site, will feature family sellers from all over the community. Besides this yard sale, there will be a bake table and a BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks. For the kids, there will be face painting and arts and crafts. There will also be a raffle with some of the prizes being gift certificates and a signed official Ottawa Senators jersey. The event will also be an open house so that parents will be able to visit the Imagination Station Preschool premises and see what the Preschool has to offer. All proceeds from this community yard sale and other activities will be going to purchase new art supplies for Imagination Station Preschool. Imagination Station Preschool is located on the north side of Hazeldean Road immediately east of Mr. Gas. This is between Johnwoods Street and Fringewood Village North.
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JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Stittsville Public School principal Connie Watson and the school’s grade five students are both in the same boat this June. They are leaving the school. Mrs. Watson, who has been principal at Stittsville Public School for the past six years, is retiring. The grade five students have all completed their education at Stittsville Public School and are now moving on to grade six at another school, for most Goulbourn Middle School. In her remarks at the school’s grade five farewell ceremony, principal Watson told how she had watched these students grow and develop over her years at the school since they were in kindergarten when she arrived at the school. She reminded them all that they were each a unique person, with no one else quite like them. She reminded them as well that their seven years of education at Stittsville Public School will now be followed by another seven years of schooling which will culminate in graduation from grade 12. “So you are halfway through your public school education,” Mrs. Watson reminded the students. She did, though, also thank the students for all that they had done over the years.
“You have enriched my life in some many ways,” she told the students. Calling them all polite and attentive students, she urged them to continue to be empathetic and be mentors to others. She urged them to stand up against bullying and in the future “be a seeker of experiences.” She urged them to become involved in clubs, music, art and other activities at middle school. “Go for everything,” she said. “Don’t say I can’t do that.” She reminded the students that there is a relationship between hard work and good marks and quoted from Dr. Seuss in predicting success in their futures. Principal Watson had the honour of presenting the Principal’s Award which is presented to the students with the highest academic standing in the grade five English and French programs. This year, there was a tie in the English program, with the two recipients being Katrina Helgason and Calvin Stevens. Receiving the Principal’s Award for the top academic standing in the French program was Lucas Hervato. Lucas also received the other award presented at the farewell ceremony, namely the school’s French public speaking award. The farewell ceremony took place in the school’s gymnasium, filled with parents,
grandparents, siblings and guests. The grade five students paraded into the gymnasium, being led by their teachers and walking slowly to processional music broadcast over the public address system. The students were not only in the gymnasium in person but also in art as a black silhouette of each grade five student was on the walls of the gymnasium, along with a brief resume about each student, detailing the students’ favourites such as food, animal and movie and expressing each student’s hope
for the future. The farewell ceremony also involved a slide show featuring activities over the past year. After the presentation of farewell certificates to each of the close to 100 students, a cake and punch reception was held in the gymnasium. Featured at this reception were four cakes, two featuring a photograph of this year’s grade five students and two honouring Stittsville Public School’s class of 2010.
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Three evening concerts at Village Square park JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Imagine sitting on a warm summer evening, listening to music fill the evening air. That is just what will be happening again this summer when three Thursday evening concerts will be taking place at Village Square park in the heart of Stittsville. Presented by Waste Management Ottawa Landfill, the concerts this year will be held on Thursdays, Aug. 5, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19. The one and a half hour performances will begin at 7 p.m. following a BBQ at 6:15 p.m., held in support
of local youth. The concerts themselves are free with everyone welcome but there will be donations accepted with the funds going to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. This year’s list of entertainers at these Village Square concerts range from the Sidewinder band to returnees the Mick Armitage Band to the Silver Creek group, now a regular at Ottawa’s Bluesfest. The Sidewinder band performs tunes from the 60’s through to the current day, all great to sing along with. The Mick Armitage Band
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Stittsville Public School principal Connie Watson, far left, presents the Principal’s Award for academic excellence to student recipients, from left to right, Katrina Helgason, Calvin Stevens and Lucas Hervato at the school’s grade five farewell ceremony.
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Tony El-Kassis dies SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The man injured when slammed into a wall at the Richmond Plaza by a vehicle on Friday morning, July 2 has died. Tony El-Kassis, 59, who operated Tony’s Chip Wagon in Richmond, passed away in hospital on Thursday, July 8. Since the driver of the vehicle, a 38 year old Ottawa woman, had been charged with attempted murder among other charges as a result of the incident, there is now the possibility that the charge will be elevated to murder. An autopsy is being done to determine the cause of Mr. El-Kassis’ death. If it is determined that his death can be directly linked to the assault by the vehicle, then it is probable that the attempted murder charge will be upgraded to a murder charge. The woman appeared in court on Monday, July 5 in relation to the initial charges and was remanded to a future court appearance.
Remembering Tony JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Over the past 15 years, Tony’s Chip Wagon in Richmond has become a landmark. It has been known for its good food and friendly service but even more for the presence of its owner Tony El-Kassis, his wife Cecile and their four daughters. It was Tony who put up colourful flags representing all of the provinces along the Perth Street frontage of the chip wagon; it was Tony who sold pumpkins each fall; it was Tony who introduced many long gourds when he established a trellis for them along the east side of his chip wagon location; and it JOHN CURRY PHOTO was Tony who always had a smile Tony El-Kassis of Richmond kneels beside one of the giant and a friendly word for everyone pumpkins which he grew in the year 2005. and who in turn fell in love with the
community and its people, moving to Richmond in 2001 after years of living in Ottawa. This is the Tony that we prefer to remember; a astute business man, a proud family man, a community booster. What happened on the morning of Friday, July 2 that saw him rammed into the wall of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce at the Richmond Plaza by a vehicle whose 38 year old female driver was charged with, among other things, attempted murder is not the way that we want to recall Tony. He was a cheerful and easy going man who loved to garden and loved to make people happy with his food and service. REMEMBERING, SEE 9 373816
City of Ottawa Councillor Reports By Shad Qadri, Councillor Ward Six Stittsville City of Ottawa Last Friday, my ofﬁce sent out postcards to residents in Stittsville with information on Waste Management’s proposed expansion of the Carp Road Landﬁll to the West Carleton Environmental Centre. The postcards list several key individuals you can send your comments regarding expansion plans. The postcard is addressed to Jeffrey Dea, who is the Ministry of Environment’s project manager and you can send comments via e-mail at Jeffrey. Dea@ontario.ca The deadline for comments is July 19. For more information on the project, you can view several websites, including Moving Mountains on Facebook at www.facebook. com/mmnews. You can also visit websites such as the Stittsville Village Association (www.stittsvilleva.com), the No Dump group (www.nodump.ca), Ottawa Landﬁll Watch (www.ottawalandﬁllwatch.org), Richardson Corridor Community Association or my website at www.shadqadri.com. There’s still time to let your voices be heard and stop the expansion. Power outages in Stittsville Last week, Hydro Ottawa power outages occurred across Ottawa including in our community. The two recent outages that occurred last week (July 5th and July 7th) were not related to the extreme warm temperatures, but rather a vine that interfered with electrical equipment and a defective underground cable. The second outage on July 7th took longer to ﬁx because forced outages were necessary to ensure the system was stable. This resulted in unfortunate outages for many customers over the course of the evening. As part of the Hazeldean Road construction project, Hydro Ottawa has been requested to relocate its pole line to align with the new road. This work has resulted in several planned outages but unplanned outages have also occurred. Hydro Ottawa has advised
Let the Ministry of Environment hear your concerns they will continue to work closely with the City to reduce unplanned outages cause by the construction. Hydro Ottawa is continuing to invest signiﬁcant resources in new infrastructure in Stittsville to help keep pace with growth and ensure that our high standards for service reliability are maintained. Currently, much of the community is fed from a single 44-kilovolt-distribution line. As such, the area has been identiﬁed by Hydro Ottawa as a priority area for upgrades. In 2008, Hydro Ottawa proposed to install an alternate supply route along Abbott Street. However, this project was deferred at the City’s request pending a review of the underground wiring options. I am continuing to work with the City, Hydro Ottawa and the development community on the Underground Wiring Steering Community to restrict the introduction of new overhead wiring in established communities. The new transfer station planned for 2013 in south Kanata and Stittsville will increase reliability of supply for our community by providing added capacity and alternative supply options. If you have experienced any damage to home appliances, please contact Hydro Ottawa to give them the opportunity to have staff respond to you directly. Please contact Hydro Ottawa Customer Service at 613738-6440 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hydro Ottawa provided a letter explaining the outages in further detail, which can be found on my website at www.shadqadri. com. For updates and to report outages in the future please call Hydro Ottawa Power Outage Reporting and Information at 613738-0188. I am continuing to work with Hydro Ottawa on these matters and I understand that it can be a great inconvenience to many residents. I appreciate your patience and understanding during this process.
Proposed automotive facility on Carp Road A site plan control proposal has been submitted for 1189 Carp Road located south of Hazeldean Road, west of the Stittsville Main Street adjacent to the Sunoco Gas Bar. This application proposes to allow the construction of a 7-bay Oil Changers. The building will include a 2-bay quick oil change facility, 1-bay for emissions testing and a 4-bay self-serve car wash facility. The existing single-detached home will be demolished and replaced with a building containing 7 bays for car wash, oil change and emissions testing facilities. This building will front onto Carp road and have parking spaces located at the rear. The access to Carp Road will be located on the southeast corner of the site. For questions and to submit your comments by July 23, please contact the City Planner, Marc Magierowicz at 613-580-2424 x27820 or Marc.Magierowicz@ottawa.ca. The plans are available on my website at www. shadqadri.com. 240 West Ridge Drive In the spring of 2010, the applicant submitted a revised plan of subdivision for this site located on the west side of West Ridge Drive, south of the Trans Canada Trail and north of Deer Run Park. The application will be processed concurrently with a site plan application for 60 freehold townhomes ranging from 1400 sq ft to 1800 sq ft and 5 single-detached homes. It is proposed that the public street would have two intersections which would align with the southern intersections of Eliza Crescent and Greenhaven Crescent. This site has had some history over the past number of years. Originally, during the construction of West Ridge/Deer Run area, the land was reserved for an elementary school. However the school board indicated they no longer required the land. In 2007 City Council approved the requested zoning by-law amendment to rezone the land from
Institutional Zone (I) to Special Residential Type 4 (R4-15 and R4-17). This zoning permits town homes, semi-detached, and single detached dwellings with a restriction to not permit town homes fronting on West Ridge Drive. At this time the applicant was proposing town homes and single dwellings, but given the community’s concern with that proposal there were additional zoning restrictions which did not permit town homes fronting on West Ridge Drive and I also put a motion forward altering the original concept plan submitted by the proponent restricting the development of some town homes siding onto West Ridge Drive. In 2008 a proposed plan of subdivision was for 31 single detached dwellings. Since this time the ownership of the land has changed and the new owners have submitted the revised plan of subdivision for 60 freehold townhomes and 5 single-detached homes. For more information and to submit your comments, please contact my ofﬁce and the City Planner: Marc Magierowicz at 613580-2424 x27820 or Marc.Magierowicz@ ottawa.ca . Always listening and acting on your concerns As your Councillor, I always welcome your keen input and ideas on how we can sustain and improve Stittsville. Please contact our ofﬁce anytime by phone at 613-580-2476 or by e-mail at Shad. Qadri@ottawa.ca. My ward ofﬁce is located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, located at 1500 Shea Road. The hours of operation for the summer are Mondays 9-1pm, Wednesdays 3-7pm, Fridays 9-4pm, and Saturday 912pm. Please do not hesitate to pay us a visit.
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What brought on this crime which sent him to hospital where he died on Thursday, July 8 is the subject of many rumours and gossip. The truth, we are sure, will come out when the matter goes to trial, either as an attempted murder case or, pending the results of an autopsy, a murder trial. But let’s remember Tony for what he brought to the community for 15 years. Indeed, Richmond resident Elaine Morgan led off her remarks at the July 8th meeting of Ottawa city council’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee with a tribute to Tony, noting his passing on that day and calling him a good community member. She was right on in this description of Tony. Tony initially set up his chip wagon in Richmond in the mid-1990’s, first located on Perth Street across from the Richmond Plaza. He then relocated the chip wagon to its current site on the north side of Perth Street just west of the Richmond Bakery in 1997, running it with his wife Cecile and their four daughters. He ended up moving to Richmond in 2001 after living in Ottawa for the previous 32 years. Tony’s Chip Wagon built its reputation on being a chip wagon with a difference – good food, friendly service, a colourful appearance thanks to flags and flowers along the front of the property and even a children’s playground and garden. He implemented a full-size children’s playground at the chip wagon in 1999 because of his view that the chip wagon was a family-oriented business and anything that he could do to make visiting the chip wagon an enjoyable experience for a family, that’s what he wanted to do. He cultivated an extensive garden at the rear of the chip wagon, one which at one time covered much of the area now built over by the final phases of the Hyde Park community. It was in this garden that he grew the pumpkins, zucchini, tomatoes, melons and other foods that he loved. Indeed, he loved his gardening. Tony’s Chip Wagon grew to become a favourite destination not only for Richmond residents but also for the many passing through Richmond on Perth Street, especially on the weekends. Tony developed his philosophy of good food and friendly service thanks to four decades in the food business. He believed in being honest with customers, communicating with them and being nice to them. He believed in using fresh food ingredients and in keeping his chip wagon as spotless as he could. For years, he and his wife Cecile were assisted at the chip wagon by their four daughters, Savanah, Yasmine, Magida and Samira. They helped out in a variety of ways, preparing the food, serving customers and keeping the premises tidy. Although a chip wagon, Tony’s was open virtually all year round since about the year 2000. It offered not only the standard chip wagon fare such as French fries, hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken fingers but he also offered ice cream. All of the French fries at the chip wagon have been made right from scratch every day, with the potatoes peeled, cut and sliced daily. On a busy weekend day, up to eight 50-pound bags of potatoes can become French fries. Tony started growing giant pumpkins after moving to Richmond, with his initial efforts at his McBean Street home being in the 300 pound range. As he gained
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In this 2008 photo, Tony El-Kassis shows off the leaf-covered trellis filled with long gourds and flowers located beside his chip wagon in Richmond.
more experience in growing the giant pumpkins and thanks to the mentorship and friendship of Richmond’s Al Eaton, one of the world’s top giant pumpkin growers, Tony’s giant pumpkins started getting bigger and bigger. In 2005, he displayed one of his giant pumpkins at the Richmond Fair. Although the smallest of three that he was growing that year, the pumpkin ended up weighing in at 925 pounds. He entered his pumpkins in the giant pumpkin weigh-off at the Byward Market in Ottawa on a couple of occasions. In 2005, he got into the growing of long gourds, erecting a supporting trellis in his home garden on which the long gourds could grow, hanging down as they grew to lengths up to eight feet or more. In his initial year in 2005, he had seven plants which produced 68 long gourds. All of the plants were pollinated by hand by Tony who also kept track of the genetics of each plant. His interest in long gourds eventually led him to build a trellis structure along the east side of his chip wagon property. In 2007, he built a small trellis but in 2008 he expanded it, with it ending up being 63 feet long, five feet deep and nine feet tall. The leaves of the gourds that year formed a green canopy over the top of the structure, with numerous long gourds hanging down. There were also sunflowers and pots of flowers to add colour. He recorded the genetic heritage of each and every gourd. The gourds were grown from his own seeds as well as seeds from Richmond long gourd enthusiasts Ron Wallis and Al Eaton. Tony was always generous with his long gourd seeds and gave many of them
away to others to try. Having the trellis at the chip wagon enabled Tony not only to give them more care but also to be able to sit down during a break and just enjoy the view of his leaf-covered trellis. He also enjoyed that his chip wagon customers had the opportunity to view the long gourds, either from a distance or right up close inside the trellis. He truly loved his long gourds and it said much about his character – someone who had the patience to pollinate the plants; someone who was excited when one of his gourds would grow up to four inches in a day; someone who enjoyed it when others discovered the mystery and fun involved in growing long gourds. All of this ended on Thursday morning, July 8 when Tony died in hospital. He was only 59. A floral memorial remembering Tony grew up at the spot in the building wall where Tony was rammed on July 2. The family received friends at the McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home on Hunt Club Road at Albion Road in Ottawa on Monday, July 12, with the funeral service held on Tuesday, July 13 at the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral on Riverside Drive in Ottawa. Tony is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cecile and his four daughters: Savanah, Yasmine, Magida and Samira. He was predeceased by five children and his parents, Nawaf and Carolina El-Kassis. He is also survived by nine brothers and sisters as well as by many nieces and nephews. In memoriam donations to the St. Elias Cathedral or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
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Ready to serve customers with a smile and good food at Tony’s Chip Wagon on Perth Street in Richmond in this 2001 photo are, from left to right, daughter Samira, daughter Magida, Cecile and Tony El-Kassis, daughter Yasmine and daughter Savanah.
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SACRED HEART CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
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Thirty six awards for individual achievements were presented at the 2010 graduation ceremony of Sacred Heart Catholic High School. The traditional Chartwells Award became the Chartwells Lexi Hamilton Memorial Award in honour of student Lexi Hamilton who passed away during the school year. Lexi’s mother, Mickey Adriaansen, was on hand to present this award for the first time to the inaugural recipients, John and Ryan Scissons. The award is presented to a student or students who are models for inclusion. Another new award at this year’s ceremony was the Ventrex Award which school chaplaincy leader Richmond Guillermo presented to students Reed McKeague and Ryan Burn. One of the loudest roars of applause arose when graduate Adam Laforest was announced as the recipient of the John Shaughnessy Principal’s Award. This award
named after the school’s first principal goes to a graduating student who has made a significant contribution to the school community. This year Sacred Heart had one of only six Board-wide recipients of the $1,500 Monsignor Paul Baxter Award. It went to Victoria Roberts who also received the Director of Education Award for academic achievement and leadership. She was also the valendictorian for the graduating class. The $1,000 Edward Cuhaci Award, one of only five given across the Board, was presented to Jesslyn Granda. This award is presented to a graduating student interested in architecture. Mr. Cuhaci’s firm designed Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville. The Governor General’s Award for the highest average in grades 11 and 12 for a graduating student was presented to Kurtis DePippo. The Ottawa Catholic Trustee Award to honour a student who has exhibited a high level of participation, school spirit and leadership was presented to Ryan Hickey.
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Joseph Mullally, left, representing the Monsignor Paul Baxter Foundation, presents the Monsignor Paul Baxter Award to recipient Victoria Roberts, right, at the Sacred Heart Catholic High School graduation ceremony.
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SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Never underestimate yourself. This is what Sacred Heart Catholic High School principal Cindy Owens told the 383 graduates at the school’s tenth annual graduation ceremonies at the Bell Sensplex on Thursday, June 24. She urged them to follow their dreams but reminded them that no one knows what the dream may look like. She told how she had the dream of being a doctor but the dream changed when she did not enjoy biology. However, she liked math and ended up becoming a teacher. Principal Owens advised the graduates to focus on what they like to do rather than having fixed plans. “There is no innate destiny,” she said. “You create your own destiny.” She also told them that they each have a role to play in the global community. “Don’t sell yourselves short,” she said. When you work hard, you create opportunities for yourself, she said. Ottawa Catholic School Board trustee John Curry challenged the graduates to make a difference in society and be agents of change. He told the graduates that thanks
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The future of the Upper Flowing Creek municipal drain is still in limbo. The matter had been deferred to the July 8th meeting of Ottawa city council’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee but all this did was to result in another deferral to the Committee’s Aug. 26 meeting. This latest deferral was done to provide city legal staff with more time to assemble more background information on the issue. With this additional time and with this additional information, it is hoped that the petitioners who asked for the municipal drain will be able to reach agreement on how to proceed. This would include going ahead with the $1.6 million drain or removing their names from the petition, limiting their costs to the expenditures already made relating to the engineer’s report about the drain. The need for more time to gather more background information about the proposed municipal drain results from a recent meeting of the petitioners, city of Ottawa Rideau/ Goulbourn ward councillor Glenn Brooks and city staff. At this meeting, questions arose about possible solutions to the current dilemma in which the petitioners and other property owners affected by the drain find themselves. The city’s legal staff has been tasked to research information about some of these concerns and possible solutions. However, city solicitor Tim Marc told the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee at its July 8th meeting in Richmond that more time is needed to gather up all of the required information. He asked that the matter be deferred to the Committee’s Aug. 26 meeting.
Councillor Brooks supported this request, saying that it is of utmost importance to the 19 petitioners and other affected landowners to have this additional information before determining what they want to do about the proposed municipal drain. The matter was deferred by the Committee on a motion by councillor Brooks. Environmental advocate Ken McRae, speaking on the matter of the deferral, told the Committee that he opposed the deferral if the only reason for it is an attempt by the petitioners and landowners affected by the Upper Flowing Creek municipal drain project to try to impose more of the costs on other taxpayers. “I don’t think that’s right,” he told the Committee, saying that the city’s general taxpayers should not have to pay a larger portion of this drain’s costs than would happen in any normal situation. He said that he was against any deferral wanted just to provide more time for those affected to look into ways to “sluff off” more of the drain’s costs to local quarry operators, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation due to highway seven and other taxpayers. The problems with going ahead with the Upper Flowing Creek municipal drain project are related to the costs involved. Initially thought to be a relatively inexpensive project, the project is now pegged at $1.6 million, which means assessments in the thousands of dollars for some affected landowners. Even if the petitioners withdraw their names from the petition now, they will still be responsible for the costs involved in reaching this stage which are the engineering costs to prepare the report on the drain project. This would still leave the petitioners with a hefty bill.
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Sacred Heart Catholic High School librarian Marian Poyner, right, presents the OECTA (Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Award) Sylvester Quinn Memorial Award for demonstrating service to others to recipient Rachelle Champagne, left, at the school’s graduation ceremony.
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Class of 2010 at Holy Spirit School JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF A banner proclaiming “Class of 2010” with the school logo hanging on the wall near the entrance to Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Stittsville announced what was happening: it was the grade six leaving ceremony for Holy Spirit Catholic School. The 68 grade six students received their leaving certificates and also celebrated the receipt of 12 awards marking individual accomplishments in a ceremony at the church on Wednesday, June 23.
In her remarks to the grade six students, Holy Spirit principal Margaret Skinner called them “a very special group of young people” who are dependable and have left their collective mark on Holy Spirit School. She said that the students had not only grown academically but through attending a Catholic school had learned a lot about God, including the message that God loves each one of them and wants them to share their gifts with others.
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Recipients of the Christian Excellence Award as students who exemplify outstanding Christian values at the Holy Spirit Catholic School grade six leaving ceremony are, from left to right, Taylor Burrell, Ryan Jones and Paolo Violante.
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Recipients of the Gloria Sterling Effort Award at the Holy Spirit Catholic School grade six leaving ceremony are, from left to right, Ashley Buckley, Nicole Keay and John Costanzo. The award is given to students who have put forth an exemplary effort in all areas of the curriculum.
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Recipients of the Creative Arts Award at the Holy Spirit Catholic School grade six leaving ceremony are, from left to right, Holly Reid, Emily Mount and Kaitlyn Armstrong.
Recipients of the Leadership Award at the Holy Spirit Catholic School grade six leaving ceremony are, from left to right, Lauren Bafia, Jessica Sabourin and Matthew Leeder.
A total of 68 grade six students received farewell certificates as they are leaving Holy Spirit Catholic School in Stittsville to move on to attend grade seven at Sacred Heart Catholic High School. The students were as follows: Ms. Mallamo’s class: Abby Brown, John Costanzo, Katie Craig, Erin Foley, Braden Garvey, Trent Johnston, Ryan Jones, Charlotte Jory, Shannon Labelle, Monika Lawczys, Katie Lefebvre, Lillie Lehmann, Grace Lilly, Charlotte Marks, Drew Massicotte, Kaitlyn McCaughan, Sam McWebb, Jakob Mitchell, Emily Mount, Grace Mullin-Cote, Charles Ojeda, Jacob Ryall, Jessica Sabourin, Emily Thibault and Kristina Toppari. Mr. Don Kealey’s class: Kaitlyn Armstrong, Caroline Baillie, Andrew Barry, Hannah Blackman, Henry Darling, Calum Derby, Beth Figoni, Ryley Garvey, Rhianna Hooper, Christopher Horbin, Jordan Ingram, Nicole Kay, Alex Krause, Matthew Leeder, Adam Legault, Catherine Lipec, Emma Pawlikowski, Ross Polito, Alexandra Purdy, Helen Sheldrick, Victoria Turnbull, Paolo Violante, Trianna Waclawik and Laura Walsh. Mr. Philip Walsh’s class: Lauren Bafia, Aidan Barsony, Ashley Buckley, Taylor Burrell, Tamara Condie, Thomas Graham, Alyssa Hribar, Mikhaila Kavanagh, Sierra Laughlin, Jack Laushway, Hannah Matheson, Rachel McKenna, Holly Reid, Tanner Richards, Molly Rowe, Margaret Scott, Amanda Swift-Doyle, Jonathan Toppari and Sarah van Galder.
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Principal Skinner urged them to take advantage of all that high school has to offer them in the coming years as they go on to attend Sacred Heart Catholic High School. The individual awards presented at the farewell ceremony ranged from honouring the top male and female athletes to a leadership award to a humanitarian award to an award for top academic performance. The top female athletes were Helen Sheldrick, Erin Foley and Hannah Matheson while the top male athletes were Ross Polito, Drew Massicotte and Tanner Richards. The Director of Education Award honouring the student best exemplifying Gospel values went to Tanner Richards while the Kiwanis Citizenship Award was presented to Victoria Turnbull. The Overall Academic Award was presented to Laura Walsh, Charlotte Jory and Tamara Condie. The French Award went to Trianna Waclawik, Grace Lilly and Molly Rowe while the Creative Arts Award was presented to Kaitlyn Armstrong, Emily Mount and Holly Reid. The Gloria Sterling Effort Award was presented to Nicole Keay, John Costanzo and Ashley Buckley while the Leadership Award went to Matthew Leeder, Jessica Sabourin and Lauren Bafia. The Christian Excellence Award marking outstanding Christian values was presented to Paolo Violante, Ryan Jones and Taylor Burrell while the Bert O’Connor Humanitarian Award honouring Gospel values went to Jordan Ingram, Trent Johnston and Sarah van Galder. The Friendship Award, which is selected by a volte of the students themselves, went to Margaret Scott, Adam Legault and Erin Foley.
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St. Stephen Catholic School presents certificates, awards to Kathryn Fitzgerald. This award goes to a student who has exhibited an aptitude and interest in drama, music, dance and art. Honoured as the top male and female athletes in the class of 2010
were Jacob Faubert and Gabrielle Tourigny. They were recognized for their ability to excel in the physical education program, consistently demonstrating a determined effort and drive to reach
goals while also trying to motivate classmates and teammates by both word and example. The Father Steve Amesse Christian Excellence Award, presented to a student who exemplifies outstanding Christian values, was presented to Katie Richardson. The Director of Education Award was presented to Erin Smale. This award goes to the student who is considered to best exemplify the gospel values in daily life at the school. The St. Stephen French Award is presented to two students, one in the extended pro-
gram and one in the immersion program. Receiving the French Award for the extended program was Christopher Capello while Sara Miller received the award for the immersion program. The Academic Award, sponsored by the St. Stephen Parent Council, goes to a student in each grade six class who demonstrates the ability to work to a high standard across the curriculum. Receiving the award for Mr. Derek Rodgersâ€™ class was Jessica Dassanayake while the recipient for Mrs. Michelle Tierneyâ€™s class was Emily Martorana.
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Rev. Steve Amesse, right, former pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Parish in Stittsville, presents the Father Steve Amesse Christian Excellence Award to recipient Katie Richardson, centre, as St. Stephen Catholic School principal Mary Anne Cowan, left, looks on at the schoolâ€™s grade six leaving ceremony.
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St. Stephen Catholic School teacher Mrs. Michelle Tierney, centre, presents the Academic Award to recipients Emily Martorana, left, and Jessica Dassanayake, right, at the schoolâ€™s grade six leaving ceremony.
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JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Members of the class of 2010 at St. Stephen Catholic School in Stittsville are now off to meet the next challenge in their lives, high school. But they go on to grade seven at Sacred Heart Catholic High School equipped with the ability and all of the tools needed to meet this challenge. This is what school principal Mary Anne Cowan told the students in her address to them at the schoolâ€™s grade six leaving ceremony on Tuesday, June 22 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Stittsville. She praised the grade six students as a â€œdynamic, promising groupâ€? who have been the â€œvoice and imageâ€? of St. Stephen Catholic School. She noted that they all gave of their time and energy to help around the school and have shown their faith spirit as well. Besides the presentation of school leaving certificates to each of the grade six students, the leaving ceremony also saw the presentation of seven special awards recognizing individual students and their accomplishments. The Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn Citizenship Award recognizing good citizenship in the school community was presented to students Colin Pybus and Shaelynn Poulin. The Creative Arts Award went
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Number 58 and counting JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF It’s been 58 years now that South Carleton High School has been holding a commencement ceremony honouring its graduates. This year the ceremony did not take place at the school but at the new Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School in Barrhaven where a more spacious double gymnasium was available. The larger space was needed to accommodate the graduating class which numbered 274 students this year, along with all of their parents and friends. Even though the June 28th ceremony changed locales this year from the traditional gymnasium setting at South Carleton, the proceedings were the same, with each of the graduates receiving a graduation diploma, while a vast array of awards honouring individual accomplishments was also presented. These included the presentation of the Principal’s Award of Merit for leadership and distinguished service to South Carleton to ten graduating students, namely Kirsten Barnett, Esme Batten, Laura Bennie, Courtney Fedorko, Erin Graham, Kelsi Leach, Jessica Loslo, Sarah MacKelvie, Kylie Orchard and Blair Schilt. The Vice-Principal’s Award, which goes to a student who has overcome obstacles and has persevered through challenges to graduate, went to Nick Hartmann. Both the William W. Powell Award for attaining the highest average in universitylevel courses and the Governor General’s Academic Medal for being the graduating
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South Carleton High School grade 12 graduate Rebecca Brown receives a Staff Centennial Award at the school’s commencement ceremony. The Staff Centennial Award goes to students who have embodied the school’s character education traits in daily lives.
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Metin Akgun, left, president of the Stittsville Village Association, presents recipient Melissa O’Neill, right, with the Stittsville Village Association Award at the South Carleton High School commencement ceremony. This award goes to a graduating student who has shown a commitment to civic leadership and the well being of others.
Carolyn Clark, left, presents the Rotary Club of Stittsville – Ottawa Award to recipient Esme Batten, right, at the annual commencement ceremony for South Carleton High School. This award goes to a graduating student who has exemplified the essence of the motto “Service above self.”
SCHS graduate Bri-Ann Nystedt has received the Steve Thompson M e m o r i a l Scholarship for her involvement with both the G o u l b o u r n Basketball Association and high school basketball.
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South Carleton High School graduate Jordan Sheedy receives the Loyal Orange Lodge Award at the school’s commencement ceremony. The award goes to a graduate who will be pursuing post-secondary studies in history.
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Henry Gilbert, left, of the Richmond JOHN BRUMMELL PHOTO District Lions Club presents the Craig Sweetnam, left, presents the Sweetnam Family Award to recipients Jamie Richmond District Lions Club Memorial Barclay, centre, and Shawn Lauder, right, at the South Carleton High School Scholarship to recipient Blair Schilt commencement ceremony. This award is presented to a graduate or graduates at the South Carleton High School who are hard working, diligent and active in both school and community. commencement ceremony.
Megan Pretty has received the Richmond Legion Award which goes to a deserving SCHS student with a family member in the Canadian military.
The P.J. Ivay Arts Award for an outstanding contribution to the arts was presented to Emily Porter. The Jester’s Award to making a unique contribution to South Carleton went to Blair Schilt. The A.F. Austin Award for outstanding contribution to the school’s music program was presented to co-recipients Everett Claridge and Kristen Richardson. The Duke of Edinburgh Award for achieving goals in the areas of community service, skill development, physical fitness and the pursuit of an outdoor adventurous journey was presented to Melissa O’Neill. Valedictorian for this year’s commencement ceremony was Sarah MacKelvie. Giving the reflections for the school year 20092010 were graduates Hanna Batten and Everett Claridge.
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Steak nights, golf, track and field BARB VANT’SLOT SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Upcoming steak nights are July 30, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. The annual Duffers Golf Tournament, named this year after John Leroux, is all filled up. However, anyone interest4ed can still attend the steak dinner following the tournament. It is only $15 per person. Please call the Legion Hall at 613-8361632 if interested. The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Track and Field Championship will be held
on Aug. 6, 7 and 8 at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility at Mooney’s Bay. Volunteers from Zone G5 which includes the Stittsville Legion are being relied on to support this event. Veterans will be presenting all of the medals. Any veteran interested should call the Legion Hall at 613-836-1632. SICK AND VISITING It is with sadness that we report that Lee Dilkie’s dear mother has passed away. Our sympathy goes out to Lee and Corinne and the entire family. Ladies’ Auxiliary member Mary Lyngard is out of the hospital and doing well.
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beaches there,” he told his fellow Rotarians in his presentation. A boat cruise on the River Douro took him through one of the largest locks in Europe and exposed him to hills covered with towns and vineyards. Mike Sheedy But it was at Fatima, where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children, that Mike experienced the most amazing part of the trip. It is here where people throw candles in the shape of a body part onto a fire as a way of seeking a cure. The body part might be of an arm or a leg or a breast, an area which was causing a health problem for the person. “I never saw anything quite as touching and gripping as that,” he said. “It was almost life changing.” Mike recommends a trip to Portugal for everyone, calling it an “awesome, awesome trip.” He said that he and his wife ended up going to Portugal as they were trying to work through a “bucket list” that they had developed a few years ago involving all of the things that they wanted to do. One was a trip to Italy but it turned out that their air miles would only get them as far as Portugal, so that it where they ended up going this time. But they found it to be a very beautiful country with friendly people and one well worth visiting.
JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Portugal means good food. Just ask Mike Sheedy, a member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville, who travelled there on holiday with his wife in May. Whether it was a cooked pig at a mall (“like getting a muffin at Tim Hortons) or a restaurant in the Algarve which is the country’s beach resort area or olives that were so,so good or fish at restaurant meals that ranged in price from only $9.50 to $12.50 or port from local distilleries including even a white port, eating was a big part of the trip and of its memories. The entertainment was going out to eat, Mike explained as he showed a series of photos from the trip to his fellow Rotary Club members at their July 6 meeting in Stittsville. Explaining that there was not a lot of night life evident, he said that it was a real event to go out and eat. “The restaurants were awesome everywhere,” he said. But there was more to the trip than just eating. The architecture and the scenery including the beaches of the Algarve region were two of these highlights. He saw castles at Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site located just north of Lisbon; the churches of the country, featuring exteriors with colourful tiles featuring astonishing artwork and filled with statues (“Every little town you went to, there was a church.”); hills covered with buildings; and much new construction in the touristy Algarve area. It is the beaches of the Algarve, though, that really caught Mike’s eye. Some of them are rugged but others are flat and go on forever. “It was absolutely stunning some of the
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Remarks by youth inspire committee JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF A Community Design Plan is meant to lay out a vision for the future for a community. And the future is for today’s youth. That’s why remarks made by two youth from today’s Richmond seemed to inspire members of Ottawa city council’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee at its meeting in Richmond on Thursday, July 8 dealing with Richmond’s new Community Design Plan. The presentations made by 19 year old Allison White and 21 year old Mina Arbuckle caused Committee chair and veteran city councillor Doug Thompson to remark that if the future of Richmond is based youth such as Allison and Mina, then the community has a bright future, adding that it is very rewarding to hear presentations from young people. At the meeting, which was held to determine if the new Community Design Plan and associated Secondary Plan for Richmond were to be recommended to city council for approval or not, Allison White told the Committee that there is very little support in the community for any high density development. She said that when people move to Richmond, it is because they are choosing the life style that exists now, one that may not offer everything but which offers a sense of security for young people. She said that young people in Richmond love the community and
like it the way that it is. She admitted that she may not know much about flood plains and storm water drainage but did say that she believes she knows what people in Richmond want. She explained that two years ago, when she first heard about possible development in the village, she started a Facebook page which drew 600 members and provided a lot of support for her position. Mina Arbuckle presented a different outlook about Richmond to the Committee, noting that facilities like Richmond Public School and South Carleton High School and the Richmond area were all in disrepair and in danger of being lost to the community. “When we lose the buildings like that, we lose the town,” she said. She said that the new Community Design Plan and the growth envisioned in it will provide an opportunity to make the community better. “Expanding the community, I think of it as expanding our family,” she said in explaining her view about development in Richmond. She said that the planning process had already gone on for a couple of years and urged its approval, wondering how much longer is needed to get new development started. She said that the Richmond community now has an amazing opportunity to take advantage of Mattamy’s interest and make Richmond an even better place in which to live.
Power outages in Stittsville JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Two power outages struck Stittsville last week but neither was related to electricity demand related to the heat wave that hit the area. Both of the outages affected northern sections of Stittsville including the business district around Carp Road and Stittsville Main Street. One on Monday, July 5, starting about 3:30 p.m., lasted for four hours. The second outage occurred on Wednesday, July 7. One outage was causes by a vine interfering with electrical equipment while the second one was causes by a defective underground cable. This outage on July 7 took longer for Hydro Ottawa crews to fix, requiring some forced outages in order to safely complete the work and to ensure that the system would remain stable. This resulted in multiple outages for some customers throughout the evening. Much of Stittsville is currently fed from a single 44 kilovolt distribution line. This means that power cannot be re-routed if something happens to affect this line. Because of this, the Stittsville area has been identified by Hydro Ottawa as a priority area for upgrades. One of these will be a new transformer station planned for 2013 in the south Kanata area. This new station will increase the reliability of supply for the Stittsville area by providing additional capacity and alternative supply options in the case of outages. In 2008, Hydro Ottawa proposed in-
stalling a new overhead line along Abbott Street to provide greater supply security to parts of Stittsville. However, community opposition to the overhead nature of the line brought about the project’s deferral while the city, Hydro Ottawa and the development community review underground wiring options in the city with a view to restricting the introduction of new overhead wiring in established communities. Another factor affecting electrical supply in Stittsville at the moment is the Hazeldean Road construction project which has involved the relocation of the hydro infrastructure along the road. This work has meant several planned outages to ensure the safety of hydro workers but unplanned outages caused by construction activity have also occurred. Hydro Ottawa points out that an examination of outages last April has shown that some of the outages experienced at that time were due to factors beyond its control. An eight minute outage affecting 18,500 customers on April 1 was caused by loss of supply from the provincial grid due to animal contact. An April 7th outage which affected some customers for almost two hours was considered to be caused by tree contact. A 16 minute outage on April 15 was due to defective equipment. Almost 1,500 customers were affected. Hydro Ottawa customers who have experienced damage to home appliances due to a power outage should contact Hydro Ottawa customer service at 613-738-6440 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Editor: On July 1, 2010, Canada Day, a fire started at a newly constructed home at 40 Feldspar Crescent in Stittsville. Due to the high winds and the severity of the blaze, the fire spread to my home at 42 Feldspar Crescent and resulted in a total loss of my home. While the official results are not yet known to me, the suspected probably cause was that children may have been playing with fireworks in the schoolyard behind the houses. In an effort to ensure the safety of our community and our residents, I would urge everyone in our community to stop the private use of fireworks and opt to attend the community organized events instead. In a time of unfathomable devastation, we consider ourselves fortunate that our loss was contained to our house and our personal possessions. We are thankful that our loved ones are alive, safe and unharmed. We are grateful to have the support of many family members, friends, neighbours and co-workers who are helping us in our time of need. My father, Garnet Scheel, was a local businessman who raised his family in Stittsville. As lifelong residents of Stittsville, the Scheel family is appreciative of the well wishes and the support we have received from the community and recognize that the spirit of our small town village remains. As a country music musician, my father
was a member of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame and we are thankful that his priceless steel guitar was safety recovered. While we are thankful for many things, words cannot express our gratitude to the many emergency response workers who worked tirelessly at the fire. A special thank you goes to the paramedics who provided excellent medical care to our family members. A heartfelt thank you to the many police officers whose care and compassion ensured that we felt safe in such a time of danger. Above all else, we will be forever grateful to the firefighters of Stations 81 and 41 servicing the Stittsville area. Their efforts truly went above and beyond the call of duty and were evidenced by all who witnessed our tragedy first hand. With three immediate family members who are firefighters, we personally know the sacrifices they make on a daily basis. A loving thank you to my brother Kim Scheel who, at a time of such a personal tragedy, was able to fulfill his professional responsibilities while taking care of his loved ones. He will forever be our hero. A house is not a home unless it is filled with the love and laughter of family and friends. We anxiously await the time that our house can be rebuilt and we can, once again, call it home. Tracey and Joe Colasante and family and Margaret Scheel and family
Stittsville News - JULY 15, 2010
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Swim in safe areas only. It’s a good idea to swim only in places that are supervised by a lifeguard. Swimming in an open body of water is different from swimming in a pool. You need more energy to handle the currents and other conditions. Don’t panic and don’t fight the current. Swim with the current, gradually trying to make your way back to shore as you do so. * Remove enticing toys. Children may be drawn to floats or toys remaining in a pool. Take them out of the water when the pool is not being used. * Learn to swim. Enroll the family in a certified swimming
course. Not only will you learn the basics of swimming, you can learn techniques to stay afloat and save someone’s life. * Turn off the pump. Injuries have occurred across the country when children get stuck to filter intake sources. While many of these injuries occurred in larger, commercial pools, accidents can still occur at home. Turn off the filter for safety’s sake when the pool is in use. * Learn CPR. If a person does become injured in a pool, prompt commencement of CPR can help clear the airways and revive an individual. Sign up for a class in your area.
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www.cwtuniversal.ca * Prevent falls around the pool. Encourage swimmers to walk around the pool perimeter, not run. Otherwise they could trip and fall. * Be careful at the Water Park. OK, so you do more splashing than swimming, but it’s just as important to know your skill level at the water park as it is at the pool. Take a moment to read warnings and other signs. The pool and the beach are great places to learn new skills, socialize, and check out everyone’s new beach toy. So don’t let paying attention to safety turn you off. Now go have fun!
Stittsville News - JULY 15, 2010
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Stittsville News - JULY 15, 2010
MADDEN Hearing Centre
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Published on Jul 15, 2010