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The Rhodes scholarship at the University of Oxford in England is the oldest and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. A Rhodes scholarship is often viewed as an investment in an individual of remarkable promise rather than support for a particular program of postgraduate study. One of these individuals who has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship and will be attending Oxford this fall to begin two years of study there hails from Stittsville. He is 21 year old Brendan Alexander who will be graduating this year at the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston where he has studied history and economics. “Growing up in Stittsville has definitely had an impact on who I am today,� Brendan wrote in an email response. See RHODES, page 4

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Stittsville artist Bernice Wills loves to paint florals but for her exhibition on the ArtSpace wall at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library this month, she included eight paintings which show some of the variety of subjects which she paints. There are, of course, three floral paintings among those on display but there are others such as two still life paintings, two landscapes and one entitled “A Little Girl’s Dream,” featuring a pair of dancing shoes. All eight paintings are framed and range in price from $175 to $275. But, of course, these paintings are on exhibit at the library not so much for purchase (although artists do appreciate any sales) but for enjoyment. And there is enjoyment to be found. Just read the comment about Bernice’s paintings which Judie Marsden of Stittsville wrote in the comment book at the exhibit: “Your watercolours are always beautifully uplifting.” Indeed, those who do visit the exhibit or just find themselves walking past it while browsing through the stacks at the library should make a point to leave a remark or impression in the comment book at the exhibit. Even the briefest of comments can make the day for an artist and it’s a nice way to tell them that their artistic efforts are appreciated and enjoyed. Bernice Wills of Stittsville began painting with oils in the 1960’s but her art efforts were curtailed for some time

as she travelled with her husband on his military postings. This, though, did expose her to many landscapes around the world, benefitting her future art work. Bernice started to paint again in 1985 but switched from oils to watercolours, as she explains: “The medium is very challenging, but I find it more suitable to my approach where I look for light and colour in my subject, be it landscape, floral or still life.” “The landscapes are inspired from travelling and the many pictures taken,” she adds. She is a regular participant in the annual Stittsville Artists Studio Tour which she enjoys since people come to her home studio to see her art and also to talk about art. Bernice’s art received the “Gallery Choice” award at the Kanata Art Club’s juried show in 1998 and she has received several honours from various Nepean Fine Art League shows from 2001 through 2009. Her paintings can be found in private collections not only in Canada but in England, Australia, South Africa and Japan. Recently three of her paintings were on display at the Hamilton Art Gallery. The exhibition of Bernice Wills’ art on the ArtSpace wall in the back right corner of the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library will continue on display until the end of January. It is accompanied by an exhibit of hand crafted boxes by Geoff Randall of Stittsville which can be found in the display case located at the ArtSpace wall.

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tage. For many years, she sat on the Board of Directors and then the Museum Committee for the Goulbourn Museum. She was a longtime member of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society and was an invaluable source of information on local families, schools and the general history of the community. She was instrumental in the leadership of the Jock River Seniors group when it was meeting regularly in Ashton for cards and fellowship. In all of her endeavours and involvements, Audrey always demonstrated a

great sense of humour. She was predeceased by her husband, the late J. Sydney Bobier as well as by a son Robert who died tragically almost two years ago. She is survived by her sons David and Harold and five grandchildren as well as by many nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered by many neighbours and friends. Interment will take place in the Christ Church Ashton parish cemetery in the spring. In memoriam donations to Christ Church Ashton would be appreciated by the family.

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From page 1 While he attended Ashbury College in Ottawa from grades 4 through 12, he remained very involved in a wide range of sports, camps and other Stittsville-based activities during his childhood. “It was a great community in which to grow up and it is the only place I would truly call home,” he added in his email. Brendan will be leaving for the University of Oxford in late September, with his first term there beginning in early October. He will be studying at Oxford for two years, completing a Master of Philosophy in International Relations. And while he will be studying international relations, his thesis will likely focus on guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency which are the areas where his academic interests to date have been. More specifically, he will probably be studying the relations between states which are involved in such guerrilla wars and the local governments with which they collaborate to defeat such an insurgency. At Oxford, his educational experience will include both taught and individual research elements. His first year starting this fall will consist largely of classes, lectures, seminars and one-on-one tutoring with an academic advisor. His second year will largely be taken up with writing his thesis. This spring Brendan will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Artillery and he will retain this rank while studying at Oxford, including continuing to receive his salary. However, his Oxford studying will add two more years of mandatory service that he will owe the Canadian Forces, adding to the five that he will already owe upon graduation at RMC. When he is finished at Oxford, he will resume his career as an artillery officer in the Canadian Forces. Right now he does not know if he will make the Canadian Forces a lifelong career but he does admit that he has enjoyed his military involvement to date. One future possibility might be teaching, perhaps returning to RMC as a professor. He feels that his military training and study regimen at RMC helped him meet the Rhodes scholarship criteria. Indeed, RMC, whose motto is “Truth, Duty, Valour,” is designed to produce officers with the exact qualities sought in Rhodes scholarship candidates. Brendan feels that his RMC expe-

rience set him apartment from other Rhodes scholarship candidates. While he had the academic credentials, he also had, through his military commitment, shown his willingness to “fight the world’s fight,” which was a rallying call for public service used by Rhodes scholarship founder Cecil Rhodes in setting up the scholarship program. The thought of applying for a Rhodes scholarship was first planted in his mind way back at the end of his first year at RMC by his mother who made the suggestion after Brendan had done well in both his military and academic pursuits that year. He did not take his mother’s suggestion seriously at first but the seed that had been planted took root in his fourth year at RMC when he heard a presentation on the Rhodes scholarship program, specifically about how well-rounded RMC cadets were ideal candidates for the scholarship. By this point, Brendan had been active at RMC not only in academics but in sports, music, art and volunteer work, so he thought that he might as well, as he puts it, “give it a shot” and that’s what he did, with the outcome being that he was one of the 11 Canadians selected to be a Rhodes scholar starting in 2011. Besides being a fourth year Officer Cadet at RMC, he has held a variety of leadership positions there as well as serving as a Troop Commander in the Royal Canadian Artillery. The day-to-day activities at RMC are run entirely by cadet leadership in order to develop leaders. In his last semester, Brendan was selected as a Cadet Squadron Leader, placing him in command of about 80 cadets. As such, he was responsible for their training, physical fitness, discipline, dress, deportment, passing of orders and coordination with other RMC squadrons. “The exceptional leadership training we receive at RMC and during our summer military training is what sets RMC apart from other civilian universities,” Brendan comments. Last summer, Brendan completed his Phase 3 Troop Commander qualification at Valcartier in Quebec. This past fall, he was awarded the Nicola Goddard artillery sword. But his time at RMC has been more than just studies and leadership training. He has been playing music in one capacity or another since being in grade three. He has his Grade 10 accreditation from the Royal Conserva-

tory of Music in piano and he played clarinet and baritone saxophone in the jazz and concert bands at Ashbury College. At RMC, he has played piano in the RMC stage band while also playing acoustic guitar on his own time. He is also very involved in art, specifically working in pastel and pen and ink as well as photography. Indeed, Brendan hopes to continue his involvement with both music and art while at Oxford, likely through informal student clubs, associations, choral groups and orchestras. Brendan also is active physically, including running, weightlifting, soccer, hockey and coaching the RMC Combat Fitness Club. Brendan’s selection for a Rhodes scholarship has resulted in expressions of praise from those at RMC. “This recognition not only speaks to the incredible talents of Officer Cadet Alexander, but also to the tremendous success of the RMC program,” said Commodore William Truelove, Commandant of RMC. “We are extremely proud of Mr. Alexander and feel that his selection reflects well not only upon him personally but also on the entire RMC cadet community,” said RMC principal Joel Sokolsky. “He is a role model on our campus of an individual who is exceptionally well rounded and accomplished,” said associate professor Laura Robinson of the Department of English at RMC. “As a dynamic leader, a promising scholar, an amazing athlete, a compassionate and generous volunteer, a talented musician and a well rounded, creative and imaginative individual (not to mention a cool guy), Brendan is well deserving of this prestigious scholarship,” RMC English professor Michael Hurley wrote. Up until now, there have been 12 Rhodes scholars who attended RMC as cadets, going back to 1946. Only 11 Canadians a year are selected to join the 84 Rhodes scholars from around the world who attend the University of Oxford. Intellectual excellence is required of Rhodes scholars but selection involves more than just educational accomplishments. Cecil Rhodes, founder of the Rhodes scholarship program in 1902, emphasized in his will that these scholarships were to be an investment in and development of outstanding leaders who would be motivated to “fight the world’s fight.” See RHODES, page 5

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From page 4 His four criteria for selection, as outlined in his will, were literary and scholastic attainments; energy to use one’s talents to the full; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the week, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; and moral force of character and instincts to lead and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings. Rhodes, a British born entrepreneur who made a fortune on diamond mines in southern Africa, was himself a graduate of the University of Oxford in 1882. Oxford is the oldest university in the English speaking world and is unique for its system of intimate tutorial education and residential colleges. Rhodes wanted his scholarship recipients to benefit from their time at Oxford and hoped that Rhodes scholars would go on to engage in work that would show their concern for others and would make a positive difference in the world. Canadian Rhodes scholars have include former Prime Minister John Turner, for New Democratic Party leader David Lewis, former Saskatchewan premier Allen Blakeney, former Newfound premier Danny Williams, former Ontario premier Bob Rae, and neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield. A Rhodes scholarship includes tuition, college fees and a stipend covering living expenses for two years at the University of Oxford. The scholarship is considered worth at least $50,000 per year.

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Brendan Alexander of Stittsville, who graduates from Royal Military College in Kingston this year, is off to the University of Oxford in England this fall, having been accepted as a Rhodes scholar.

The Rat Pack, made famous by Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra and Dean martin, is making a comeback. Well, not the real Rat Pack in person but a group that is going to perform in their style. It’s all thanks to Suzart Productions, the Ottawa musical theatre company, that has included “The Rat Pack Lounge” musical among its 2011 offerings. And Ellen Seguin of Stittsville, who directed Suzart Productions’ most recent show “Willy Wonka,” will be the director for “The Rat Pack Lounge.” This will be Suzart Productions’ dinner theatre show for 2011 and will run in August at the Woodroffe United Church in Ottawa. The story of “The Rat Pack Lounge” is about a diner in trouble. God sends the Rat Pack back down to earth for one more show to help out the diner. The show includes 29 of the Rat Pack’s most memorable songs which are intertwined in the story. Among the characters in the story are Bobby Goldberg/Sammy Davis Jr., a bartender at the diner whose body gets taken over by Sammy Davis Jr. He sings, dances and acts as well as does impressions of famous stars; William Saunders/Frank Sinatra, a man who gets his body taken over by Frank Sinatra; and Jeorge Rodrigues/Dean

Martin, a chauffeur whose body is taken over by Dean Martin so that he must be able to sing, act and perform like a drunken Dean Martin. There are also other characters such as an Angie Dickinson femme fatale and a depressed diner owner who is being helped by the heaven-sent Rat Pack. In any case, Suzart Productions is now on the lookout for actors to play these roles in “The Rat Pack Lounge.” Auditions for “The Rat Pack Lounge” are taking place this Sunday, Jan. 16 starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Woodroffe United Church. Those interested in auditioning should call 613-828-3500 to make an appointment or should send an email to contact@suzart.ca. The same afternoon, Sunday, Jan. 16, but at 1:30 p.m. will be auditions held for another Suzart Productions musical, “hats!” which will be presented in June at Ashbury College. “Hats!” is a new musical about a woman who is about to turn 50 until she meets several other women who her about fun and friendship. There are numerous fun-loving characters in this show and Suzart Productions is looking for women over the age of 50 to play these roles. As with the audtions for “The Rat Pack Lounge,” those interested in auditioning should phone 613-828-3500 or email contact@suzart.ca to make an appointment.

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Stittsville was represented on Canada’s national women’s under-18 hockey team that won the silver medals at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) world under-18 championship in Sweden last week. Cydney Roesler, 16, daughter of Ky and Terri Roesler of Stittsville, was one of six defencemen on the team. The tournament, played in Stockholm, Sweden, saw Canada win three straight games in preliminary round play, advancing to a semi-final game on Friday, Jan. 7. the victories in the preliminary round were 9-1 over Switzerland, 6-0 over Finland and 8-1 over Germany. In the semi-final game against Finland, Canada prevailed by a 6-1 score, with Cydney Roesler scoring one of the Canada goals on a power play. Finland went on to win the tournament’s bronze medals. Canada went on to play the United States in the championship final on Saturday, Jan. 8, losing by a 5-2 score. Canada had entered the tournament as the defending champions, having won gold at the under-18 women’s world championship in Chicago last April. Canada and the United States have met in all four gold medal championship games in the history of the IIHF women’s under-

18 world championship. Canada has only won once, in the Chicago tournament. Cydney Roesler was one of 20 players on the Canadian team at the 2011 IIHF women’s under-18 world championship. She made the team after attending its national selection camp from Dec. 17 to 19 in Toronto where there were ten defensemen competing for the six spots on the roster. Last August, Cydney had played for Canada in a three game series against the United States at Lake Placid, New York where she was one of seven defensemen on the team. The United States defeated Canada in all three games. Cydney was held scoreless in the games, although she picked up 14 minutes in penalties, the most on the Canadian squad. Cydney had attended the national women’s program’s strength and conditioning camp in Calgary, Alberta in May, 2010. Cydney, who shoots right, stands 5 foot, nine inches tall and weighs 159 pounds, grew up playing for Stittsville Minor Hockey and Goulbourn Rams teams before switching to women’s hockey in the 2008-2009 season. She made the switch because it had to be done at some point and she wanted to put herself in a position to get a hockey scholarship to an American university if possible. She had played the 2007-

2008 season with the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven, an elite boys’ program team. Prior to that, she had won a playoff championship with the Goulbourn Rams peewee AA boys team in 2006, was captain of the playoff champion Goulbourn Rams atom AA team in 2005 and won the Bell Capital Cup with the Goulbourn Rams in 2004. Her club team now is the Ottawa Senators of the women’s hockey league. In the 2009-2010 season with the Senators, she scored 4 goals and had 18 assists in 34 games, while picking up 28 minutes in penalties. She also played seven playoff games, getting three assists. Cydney, who attends South Carleton High School in Richmond and will be turning 17 on Feb. 21, views herself as a playmaking defenseman who likes to play both on the power play and on the penalty kill group. She lists women’s team captain Hayley Wickenheiser as her favourite female athlete with the Ottawa Senators being her favourite team.

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Cydney Roesler of Stittsville has a host of feelings resulting from her participation as a member of Team Canada in the 2011 women’s under-18 world hockey championship in Sweden. She felt honoured putting on a Team Canada jersey as well as a great sense of accomplishment. “The jersey represented who we were playing for and to be able to represent my country at 16 is something I’ve always dreamed of,” Cydney replied in an email interview. And as for pressure from playing for the national team, she turned this into a positive, knowing that playing for her country would only make her work harder to achieve the dream of winning the championship. She keyed in on the word “inspiring” in describing her world championship experience. “It was an incredible opportunity that I will always remember but it has also inspired me to work even harder with hopes of winning the gold medal next

year and in the future, playing on the Canadian Olympic team,” she observed. Because she is only 16 now, she is eligible for next year’s women’s under 18 world hockey championship and she is already looking forward to the chance of competing for the gold again. Cydney says that her world championship experience will be something not only that she will always cherish but also that will help her in her development as a player. “I will take the information that I have learned over the past two weeks and continue to build on becoming a better hockey player,” she wrote in her email interview. She did not face any challenges playing on the larger European ice surface because of previous experience playing on such surfaces but she admits to being surprised at the caliber of play of some of the other teams in the competition. “The European teams had some talented players on their rosters but not the depth that the North American teams had,” Cydney says. She admits that Canada did not play its best game as a

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Cydney Roesler, number 21, of the Canadian national U18 women’s hockey team takes a shot as she plays against Germany in the world championships in Stockholm, Sweden last week.

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OPINION EDITORIAL

Let’s cover all our bases

The Carp Road landfill expansion is back front and centre now that the provincial government has approved the Terms of Reference for the Environmental Assessment related to the creation of a new landfill footprint at the site. Next week the first in what we are sure will be a number of public open houses about the proposed new landfill site will be held, with the sessions taking place in Carp, Kanata and here in Stittsville. Public input will be vital in the ultimate resolution of this issue, one way or the other. That is why it is important that residents, particularly in Stittsville which is the nearest community to the landfill site, stay abreast of the latest developments and

submit their comments. We know that there are some who want no new landfill on that site whatsoever. This is a viewpoint that is legitimate but it must also be a viewpoint that can be defended reasonably and scientifically. There are others who are willing to give a new landfill on that site a chance, given the improvements that have happened of late at the site and the decline in the problems emanating from it. Just what view will win the day in the end is not known at the present time but it would seem that it only makes sense that the community should cover all bases and be prepared for whatever the outcome might be. That is why issues such as community benefits coming

from Waste Management, owners of the landfill site, should receive significant attention during the Environmental Assessment process. We cannot, as a community, put all of our eggs in the basket of provincial rejection of the whole proposal. We have to be prepared that the new landfill site may be approved, either as proposed or altered. If a new landfill is approved, then the community had better be getting significant benefits from its presence. This means annual community contributions that can be used for environmental projects, recreational facilities, or other community needs. We have to, as a community, ensure that these are sufficient and not just a token amount.

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Warning: Watch out for new warning labels We enter the new year with stronger warning labels on cigarette packages. Does it seem like we’ve entered every new year with stronger warning labels on cigarette packages? And have those stronger warning labels worked? Good question. Something is working, at least in the long term. Way fewer people smoke now than did 25 years ago. If you are old enough to have been smoking 25 years ago, you will remember New Years Eve parties where everybody smoked. And you will count up the number of those people who still smoke, and find almost none. So clearly something is working. And the warning labels are a lot stronger now than they were 25 years ago. So, is that it? Probably not. What else changed in those years? Well, social pressure is a big one. Suddenly, it was not cool to smoke, especially if you were an adult. Hosts stopped supplying ash trays at their

CHARLES GORDON houses. Smokers had to step outside, where the odds are it would be cold, in this country. Offices banned smoking. Stores and movie theatres banned smoking. Malls banned smoking. Airports banned smoking. All of that made smoking a lot less convenient and a lot less fashionable. Suddenly, you were a pariah if you smoked. The most severely addicted would persevere. You can still see them, outside, huddled in the cold. Most others gave it up. To understand how much life here has changed, look back to the Sixties and Seventies where you could smoke a cigarette in the grocery store, light up in a university seminar room, on an airplane, in a movie theatre. If we could figure out what

caused this big shift in our thinking, we could use it to attack other social problems, as well as prevent the development of new smokers. However, one factor has to be cost. According to Mr. Google, you could buy a pack of smokes for $2.64 in 1985. Then prices more than doubled in the next decade. And the price paid now is double that again. Does it surprise you that fewer people will pay that price? The big factor in the increased cost is taxes. Raising taxes, always a delicate matter politically, can have some embarrassing side effects, such as the dramatic rise in cigarette smuggling in the early ’90s. Which may be why the federal government, rather than bumping up the cost of cigarette still further, chooses instead to bump up the horror factor in cigarette packaging. There is almost no political price to be paid for this. And if it really worked, it would be good to see the principle applied to other dangerous substances.

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How about photos of rotted livers and mangled automobiles on liquor bottles and cases of beer? Not going to happen, you say. You’re probably right. And it probably doesn’t matter, anyway. As a society, we are frightened enough already, what with one thing and another. As graphic and sad as the new labels are, it’s not as if smokers were not aware before that they are doing something dangerous to their lives and others. The smart thing to do would be to make them pay more through higher taxes. Higher cigarette costs would be a

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RVA not opposed to proposed retail development JOHN CURRY

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The Richmond Village Association (RVA) has withdrawn its Ontario Municipal Board appeal of the recent Official Plan Amendment dealing with development in Richmond but had the appeal not been withdrawn, the RVA was prepared to exclude from the appeal the proposed Colonnade Developments retail development proposal at the northeast corner of Perth Street and Shea Road in Richmond.

City of Ottawa Councillor Reports By Shad Qadri, Councillor Ward Six Stittsville City of Ottawa The City of Ottawa has finalized key dates for the 2011 Budget timetable and multiward public consultations. Council directed that the 2011 draft budget be prepared on the basis of a maximum 2.5 per cent tax increase. On January 19, 2011 Council will receive a City budget overview report and budget reports for each standing committee, Ottawa Police Services and Ottawa Public Library. 2011 Tax Supported Budget Timetable Dates for 2010 Budget standing committee meetings to listen to public delegations, review budgets, and recommend a budget to Council are: Tuesday, February 1:Finance and Economic Development Wednesday, February 2: Transportation Tuesday, February 8: Planning Thursday, February 10: Agriculture and Rural Affairs Tuesday, February 15: Environment Wednesday, February 16: Transit Commission Thursday, February 17: Community and Protective Services Residents are invited to attend one of the five multi-ward public consultations at the following dates: Tuesday, February 22 at the Nepean Sportsplex Halls A/B; Wednesday, February 23 at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Kanata; Thursday, February 24 at the Stuart Holmes Arena in Osgoode; Monday, February 28 at the Shenkman Arts Centre and Thursday, March 3 at City Hall (Andrew Haydon Hall.) The times for all these consultations are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The agenda for each consultation is as follows: A welcome by senior City staff representative followed by the Mayor’s opening remarks. There will also be Finance presentation and a Q&A moderated by senior City staff representative. Hard copies of the Budget-at-a-Glance and Finance presentation will be available for distribution. The Committee of the Whole budget deliberations and adoption of Budget 2011

The RVA Board of Directors, at its Jan. 4 meeting, gave approval for this exclusion to happen if the appeal were to be pursued. In the end, the RVA has withdrawn the whole appeal and so this exclusion was not necessary. Bruce Webster, the immediate past president of the RVA who was leading the RVA’s appeal, was in favour of excluding the Colonnade Developments site from the appeal since he feels that the ten acre retail development will have a positive impact on the village as

a whole. He acknowledges that there will be some impact from the development on some residents of Shea Road but stressed to the RVA Board of Directors that the development will be screened from the homes and the proposed entrance from Shea Road will be for service vehicles only, keeping traffic down on the road. The Colonnade Developments proposal includes a grocery store that would be up to 50 percent larger than the existing grocery store in the village, a Shoppers Drug Mart, a bank, possibly a Tim Hortons and various other smaller retail outlets.

The development will provide job opportunities for Richmond youth as well as for adults, Mr. Webster said, while noting that the development is still in the planning stages. In his view, the current Richmond Plaza could lose tenants to the new retail development. “It will become a derelict plaza, no question,” he said about the Richmond Plaza, stating that the plaza owners had made no major expenditures to maintain it except for patching some asphalt and doing some re-roofing.

Council adopts key dates for 2011 budget process are scheduled from Tuesday, March 8 to Thursday, March 10. 2011 Rate Supported Budget Timetable The Environment Committee will table the 2011 draft water and wastewater budget at its February 15 meeting and also hear public delegations at its March meeting as it considers the 2011 draft rate supported budget. Full council approves the 2011 rate supported budget on Wednesday, March 23. Have your say in the budget process as I encourage you to attend one of the scheduled public consultations. Your input and comments have a major impact when it comes time for Council to deliberate on the budget. Carp Landfill expansion EA process: Public consultations In November of last year, the Minister of Environment approved Waste Management’s proposal to proceed with an Environmental Assessment with the company’s proposed expansion to the West Carleton Environmental Centre. Part of the EA process is to proceed with a series of public consultations. The dates for these consultations are taking place on January 18 at the Carp Agricultural Hall located at 3790 Carp Road; January 19 at the Brookstreet Hotel located at 525 Leggett Drive and January 20 at the Stittsville Legion. All these sessions are from 4p.m to 8 p.m. At these sessions, you can learn more about the proposed West Carleton Environmental Centre and hear explanations of the components and the process for the EA. You will also have the opportunity to provide your opinions, views and concerns, and to discuss them directly with members of Waste Management. I an encouraging all residents to attend the sessions and ask the questions and express any concerns you may have regarding the proposal for a new landfill. City seeks public input for review of residential waste collection The City is reviewing residential garbage and recycling collection services and is seeking public input on the different

options being considered. The review is focused on the collection and processing of blue and black box material, the collection of Green Bin organic waste, as well as garbage (residual waste). The City’s Yellow Bag Program for small businesses, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), and the Take it Back! program will also be examined. The Solid Waste Service Level Review (SLR) will determine if any changes to waste collection programs are needed prior to the renewal or renegotiation of waste collection contracts with private contractors. Different service level options are being considered, and include changes to the frequency of garbage, green bin and recycling pickup. Consultations with specific customer groups have been used to pre-screen different options. Broad-based consultations in January 2011 will include public outreach and an online questionnaire to obtain community feedback on the changes being considered. Thursday, January 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Walter Baker Recreation Centre located at100 Malvern Dr; Saturday, January 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rideau Centre located at 50 Rideau St.; Sunday, January 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Place d’Orléans located at110 Place d’Orléans Dr.; Saturday, January 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carlingwood Mall located at 2121 Carlingwood Ave.; Sunday, January 23 from Noon to 4:30 p.m. at Herongate Mall located 1670 Heron Rd. and on Saturday, January 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayshore Shopping Centre located at 100 Bayshore Dr. Visit ottawa.ca/wastereview to learn more about the different service level options under consideration and to complete the questionnaire. Recommendations, incorporating public feedback, will be presented in a report to City Council. You can also send your comments directly to me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca. New program for seniors I’m encouraging senior citizens in our community to join the Community Bible

Church’s new “Wise Guys and Gals DropIn” for a hot cup of coffee, some sweet home baked treats and lively conversation, games, and presentations in 2011 all for free. They occur on the second Monday of every month (except July & August). The Community Bible Church is located at 1600 Stittsville Main Street. Please see the web calendar for month specific themes / speakers. All drop-ins run from 10 AM to 11:30 AM with the speaker, when scheduled, starting at 10:30. The dates for the drop ins are as follows: February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, September 12, October 3, November 14 and December 12. For more information, please call 613-8362606 or visit www.cbcstittsville.com. Figure skaters shine over the weekend I would like to congratulate all the participants of last Sunday’s Skate Canada – Eastern Ontario Special Olympics Regional and Invitational Competition at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex. It was impressive to see all these aspiring figure skaters perform the way they did and the support from the entire Stittsville community was overwhelming. I would also like to thank the Goulbourn Skating Club for hosting the event and the staff at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex for working with the Skating Club with the organization of a great event. Always listening and acting on your concerns As your Councillor, I always welcome your keen input and ideas on how we can 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 winter are Mondays 9-2pm, Wednesdays 3-8pm, Fridays 9-5pm, and Saturdays 9-1pm. Please do not hesitate to pay us a visit. 443440


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From page 9 Online registration can be done via www.winterconnections.com, although a login ID number and a PIN number are needed for such registration. These can be obtained by calling 613-228-3338. Phone registration is done by calling 613-228-3338 while mail registration can be done to Continuing Education, General Interest Registration, 570 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean, Ontario K2G 3R4. Fax registration can be done via 613-723-0478 while in person

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The Richmond Village Association (RVA) has withdrawn its Ontario Municipal Board appeal to the city of Ottawa’s Official Plan Amendment 88 dealing with development in Richmond. The RVA, through immediate past president Bruce Webster and treasurer Judy Wagdin, had submitted the appeal following Ottawa city council’s approval of the amendment last summer. The amendment had been the result of two years of work by city staff and a local steering committee, creating a Community Design Plan on which the Official Plan Amendment is based. The OMB hearing was all set to go last Monday, Jan. 10 but a meeting in the week before Christmas and continuing discussions last week resulted in the RVA withdrawing the appeal. Bruce Webster, who was ready to represent the RVA before the OMB even though he is not a lawyer and had summons papers ready to serve on potential witnesses, said that the decision to withdraw was pretty close to a 10th hour decision, if not quite an 11th hour decision. It was done only after the RVA felt that both the city and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority now more fully recognize the RVA’s concerns regarding storm water management and the use of sump pumps in the proposed Mattamy Homes subdivision in the western part of the village. Mr. Webster had talked extensively with city staff as well as with an independent lawyer and while he feels that the RVA had a strong case to put forward, he feels that RVA concerns are now better understood by the city. He still contends that the whole Community Design Plan process undertaken by the city was faulty because of the involvement of the developer, Mattamy Homes. At its Jan. 4 meeting, the

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Board of Directors of the RVA gave Mr. Webster the authority to make the decision regarding the appeal and whether it would be withdrawn or not. In explaining the situation at the meeting, Mr. Webster said that the whole purpose of the appeal was to get across to the city that Richmond wants to remain a safe and healthy environment in which to raise families and live and where local business can flourish. He said that the city agrees with this premise. Mr. Webster, on behalf of the RVA, had before Christmas presented city officials with seven areas of concern by the RVA which brought about the OMB appeal. These include the need for a complete Environmental Assessment of the storm water management for the Mattamy lands; the requirement that the Mattamy development comply with normal city standards for foundation drainage and not sump pumps; development of a comprehensive plan to expand communal water services to the existing residents should the current shallow aquifer which provides much of the drinking water for the village be adversely impacted by the Mattamy development’s deep wells, with the cost to the tempered by the knowledge that the existing residents did not cause the aquifer failure; development by the city of a plan to remove extraneous in-flows to the village’s sewage collection system; that the city restrict the practice of combining the development of a Community Design Plan with a developer’s plans; that the developer pay appropriate infrastructure costs brought about by the proposed development; and that these development charges to exclusively directed towards recreation and other necessary infrastructure improvements in the village. The RVA was also assured by the city that it could still appeal any future Planning Act matter

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Using native, exotic woods for boxes JOHN CURRY john.curry@metroland.com

There’s Pau Amarillo and Bubinga. There’s Chakte-kok. There’s Bloodwood. And what about Jarrah. And Zircote. Then there’s Canarywood, Goncalo Alves and Sapele. And perhaps the better known Spalted Hickory, Big Leaf Maple, Holly, Curly Maple and Bird’s Eye Maple. What are we talking about and how are they all related? Well, these are some of the native and exotic woods which are used for the boxes and small cabinets which Geoff Randall of Stittsville hand crafts. A display of his work is now on exhibit in the display cabinet in the ArtSpace area of the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The display will be there until the end of January. “It’s not a job, it’s a hobby,” Mr. Randall says about his box making. He explains that as retirement from his career as a research scientist in veterinary reproductive and recombinant DNA technologies was approaching several years ago, he began looking for a hobby that in retirement would be interJohn Curry photo esting, challenging and would offer Geoff Randall of Stittsville sits behind two of the boxes which a chance to develop a new set of he hand crafted and which are now on display at the Stittsville skills. He took a basic woodworking course at Algonquin College branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

as he had always worked with his hands in his career and thought such a course might provide an avenue to a retirement hobby. Well, it turned out that way as he made a playing card box for his family and when the work turned out to be acceptable, he was turned onto box making. He realized that box making would let him carry out complex, detailed joinery work in the confines of his small basement shop. Another plus was that box making does not require much wood and hence he did not need a lot of storage space. Indeed, his box making enables him to use small amounts of beautifully coloured and figured woods, from both domestic and exotic sources. But he likes keeping a fair amount of these woods on hand not just to have a good selection for box making but because, quite simply, as he puts it, “some is nice to look at.” Geoff ended up selling eight or nine of his hand made boxes before he actually retired and while he has honed his techniques since then, he still has fond memories of these early boxes. “Actually I got a lot of satisfaction out of making the early boxes,” he says. It has become a hobby that he has found very satisfying as it allows him to get an idea for a box and then take it through to comple-

tion. He has not made two boxes exactly the same since he started and readily admits that he makes the boxes for his own enjoyment. If others like and want them, then that’s icing on the cake. One of the challenges that he has found in box making is fitting the hinges properly so that the lid fits squarely all around. Another challenge is ensuring that any dovetail corners are tight and square. This is particularly important for the drawers in his bigger jewellery boxes. He purchases most of his exotic woods from a Bentley Avenue wood dealer while he buys his figured maple woods wherever he happens to see them. It is the mixing of various woods, with their different grains and colours, that appeals to Geoff. “Part of what I enjoy is mixing and matching the wood colours,” he says. One of the things about box making is that it is time consuming, not in actual hours of construction for a particular box but in the linear time frame required. For instance, a box may take three hours’ work but this may be spread out over a week. This is because the wood for a lid may be glued together but then it has to be allowed to dry before it can be sanded. See GEOFF, page 13

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From page 12 So the work on any particular box is not continuous but is spread out over a number of days, with some being more time consuming than others depending on size and design. He uses a combination of hand and power tools in constructing the boxes, doing the fine finishing work with hand tools. At one time Geoff used tongue oil to finish the boxes but he found that it produced a high gloss finish which he did not particularly like. In addition, it has a smell to it that some do not like. While he does on occasion use shel-

lac finish, he mainly now uses walnut oil. He likes the fact that it is a natural finish that brings out the grain in the wood without leaving a high gloss on the surface. He also likes the fact that a customer, down the road, can easily obtain walnut oil if the box needs a mild touchup or refreshing. Most of Geoff ’s boxes are made of solid wood, although he does do some veneer finishes, a skill that he admits is something that he is learning to do. He admits that there is a little more work in doing veneers. His boxes range in price from $20 up to $500, with many in the $50 to $100 range. Price depends a lot on the wood used and other costs, such as surprisingly expen-

sive hinges. He takes the cost of the wood into consideration when planning a box but he admits that his main criteria in the selection of the woods for a box is “Does it look nice.” He does most of his box making in the winter when the weather is not good, as he has other pastimes such as gardening to occupy his time in the summer. Geoff does do commission work, made to order pieces. These are usually his larger jewellery boxes which he only does on order. Some of his pieces have even made it to the United States and the United Kingdom. His sales efforts have largely consisted of participation in the Glebe Community

Artisans Craft Fair from 2006 to the present; in the Red Trillium Studio Tour and the Maple Run Studio Tour as a guest artist from 2007 and 2008 onwards respectively; and in the Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour in 2008. Geoff finds finds his box making hobby very satisfying and proudly puts his initials on the bottom of each box. He likes the way that the hobby keeps him just busy enough and while the boxes are a lot of work, he finds that they are fun to make. And if box sales allow him to buy his exotic and native woods and perhaps a new tool now and again, then he is in retirement heaven. Mr. Randall can be contacted at 613-8365526 or via email at gcrpig@yahoo.com.

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Sports

Champions thanks to shootout, overtime SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

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Members of the Stittsville Rams Bantam B2 house league team, champions in the recent Bell Sensplex Holiday shootout tournament, are, front row, left to right, captain Matt Doiron, Dan McGruer, Luka Raspopovic, Will Rideout, assistant captain Travis Martin, goalie Thomas Rossell, Shane Barber, assistant captain Sam Hickey and Connor Trotman; and, back row, left to right, trainer Bill Martin, coach Steve Roud, Christian Twarog, Callum Silver, Liam Homan, Ben Newar, Matt Walsh and assistant coach Marc Stackhouse. Missing from the picture is assistant coach Rob McGruer.

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A semi-final shootout following double overtime. A final game double overtime. But thanks to playing their hearts out, lots of parental cheering and, just perhaps the coach’s lucky penny, the Stittsville Rams Bantam B2 house league team emerged as champions in the recent Bell Sensplex Holiday shootout tournament. The team started out the tournament on a Friday morning with a 3-2 loss despite outplaying its opponent. But victories in the team’s next two games, 5-0 and 32, gave the Rams a chance to move on to the quarter-finals. Finally, late on the Saturday evening, the team received word that it was in the quarter-finals, with the game on the Sunday morning. The Rams won this game 21 to move on to the semi-finals just two hours later. The Rams played their hearts out in this game which ended in a scoreless tie after regulation time. A first overtime period of four-on-four hockey solved nothing. So, it was on to a second overtime session, this time featuring three-on-three hockey. Again, nothing resolved. So, it was shootout time. Sam Hickey and Luka Raspopovic scored for the Rams in this shootout while goalie Thomas Rossell was stellar in the Rams net, with the Rams winning the shootout 2-1. It was now off to the finals, with coach Steve Roud in his pregame talk urging the players to leave everything on the ice in the game and give it their all, so that whatever happens, there will be no regrets. The Rams were down 1-0 with only three minutes left in the game but then the Rams scored to tie it up. The game went back and forth, with the parents cheering and coach Roud bearing his lucky penny. This championship game went into overtime, with the first overtime period solving nothing. So, it was into a second overtime period, the Rams’ second double overtime in two games and the team’s third game of the day. With just 47 seconds left in this second overtime period, Christian Twarog scored for the Rams, giving the team the tournament championship. 443258

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Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Wellness is an active, lifelong process of becoming aware of choices and making decisions toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. Embarking on a wellness journey is a process of searching for the appropriate “tools” to make you a healthier, happier human being, plus discovering your own effective methods to use these “tools” for continued growth and development. Visit the Trade Show and take the first steps in your journey. On Saturday, January 15th the Kanata Chamber will be hosting our first Health & Wellness Trade Show. This event will feature a variety of exhibits from businesses engaged in promoting and enhancing physical, mental or social wellbeing. The resources you need to help find balance in your life... all under one roof!

2011 Kanata Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Trade Show: Saturday, January 15, 2011 • 10am to 4pm Scotiabank Place, Coliseum Room -1000 Palladium Drive, Kanata Gate #2 Entrance, on the north side of the building FREE PARKING • 30+ Exhibits featuring Health, Wellness and Personal Growth • Free Admission! • Gift Bags for the first 200 visitors • Door Prizes including: Flex Fitness Studio: 6 month General Membership, with full access to all cardio & strength equipment and pools. Plus: 1 one-on-one orientation and assessment with one of our personal trainers - Value: $400 Ottawa Senators Hockey Club: 2 Club seats, Centre Ice - January 25th Ottawa Senators vs. Buffalo Sabres - Value: $300 National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA: 6 month Adult Core membership - Value: $270 Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre: Gift Certificate - Value: $200

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At the end of your day you can relax to your suite. We have a selection of well appointed suites one and two bedroom suites in the building. All suites feature hardwood flooring, carpeted bedrooms and full kitchens featuring stainless steel fridges and stoves. The bathrooms feature non-slip flooring and walk-in showers. Suites are pre – wired for phone and cable. All suites feature a spacious balcony. We also provide underground parking which is available on a first come first serve basis. If you don’t have a vehicle that’s not a problem we have a limousine service available to get you where you want to go. We also have a

22 passenger bus that is available for shopping trips and planned excursions. At the Royalton you can be as independent as you wish. If you do need some temporary or permanent assistance we have our Solace suites available. These suites are designed to provide an extra level of comfort and personal care to those who require it. Our Solace program provides up to 90 minutes of assistance in your suite or on our Solace floor. Our packages are tailored to your individual needs. We can provide you help with your daily living including bathing, dressing, and grooming and medication assistance. We have registered staff on duty 24 hours a day that are there to help you. The Solace Program also caters to those people needing a short-term care solution. We offer respite and convalescent stays, which include services and accommodations to medically supervise a recovery or simply offer you a change of scene from your usually care provider. The support you need and comfort you deserve is found at Solace. If you would like to drop in and experience the Royalton please contact our Marketing Team at 613-592-6426 and book a personal tour of the building. If you would like more information you can visit us on the web at www.theroyaltonresidence.com. 442370

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The Royalton Retirement Residence is a residence with all the grandeur of a fine hotel, but with the warmth and comfort of your own home. The spacious design amenities space gives you everything you need at your fingertips. You can relax by the pool or work in the greenhouse, enjoy an exercise class or sit by the fire and read a good novel the choice is yours.

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The 3 Pillars of Team Excellence How to boost your staff ’s productivity and maximize employee motivation If you’re a manager or supervisor, have you noticed a decline in your staff ’s morale due to our downturn economy? If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur, do you stay up at nights trying to figure out ways to attract, manage, and retain quality employees? If you’re a leader of any group, team, or organization, have you ever experienced any type of stress and responsibility in keeping your members motivated to keep doing their jobs? If so, then you’re not alone, these are the realities of our new economy. This means we have to work harder and smarter to get the same results we did in the previous economy. If we maintain the status quo of taking our staff, employees, and team members for granted, they’ll eventually leave us, and then we’re in trouble.

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THE YATES NATUROPATHIC CLINIC IS NOW EXPANDING Due to growing demand and the desire for even greater in-depth patient care Dr. Yates is expanding the Yates Naturopathic Clinic to better suit the needs of patients. The new clinic will include Carol Banens as a registered physiotherapist, Carol brings16 years of clinical experience and has been the Director of several major local physiotherapy clinics. The new clinic will incorporate acupuncture, massage therapy, hydrotherapy, IV vitamin therapy, facial rejuvenation, yoga and personal training. “It’s the integration of clinical knowledge and techniques of several modalities that will make this clinic so unique” says Dr. Yates, “we will have the ability to create treatment plans and programs with the greatest precision, covering all aspects of the individuals health and have the facilities to implement the plan”.

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Sports

Sister show for Robert Morris Colonials SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

It was a sister show for the Robert Morris University Colonials women’s hockey team on Saturday, Jan. 8. Playing against the University of Connecticut Huskies, Brianna Delaney of Stittsville scored the first two goals of the game with both being assisted by her sister Cobina Delaney. This was the first time in their careers at Pittsburgh’s Robert Morris University that Robert Morris University photo Cobina had assisted on a Brianna Delaney of Stittsville, who wears sweater goal by Brianna – and she number 8 for the Robert Morris University Colonials, did it twice within eight skates up the ice in action against the University of minutes of the game. With her two goals in this Connecticut Huskies.

game, Brianna Delaney, who is a junior at Robert Morris University, became just the second Colonial to surpass the 80 point plateau in her career. She is also just the third Robert Morris University player to score 40 career goals as her second goal of the game was the 40th of her Robert Morris University career. It was also Brianna’s team leading sixth multipoint game of the season and the 21st such occasion in her career. Brianna also leads her team in both points, 18, and goals, 8, this season. While this game marked

the first time that Cobina had assisted on a goal by Brianna, the reverse has happened four times as Brianna has assisted on all four of Cobina’s goals this season. On Sunday, Jan. 9, in another game against the University of Connecticut Huskies, Brianna Delaney picked up a third period assist to break the all-time Robert Morris University school record for assists in a career. It was her 42nd assist of her career. What made this record breaking assist even more memorable for Brianna was that it came on a goal by

her younger sister Cobina Delaney. This was Cobina’s fifth goal of the season, all of which have been assisted by Brianna.

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Awards wrap up active 2010 year for 4H’ers JOHN BRUMMELL john.brummell@metroland. com

An active 2010 year for the Richmond/Stittsville 4H Club ended with the presentation of awards at the Club’s annual windup banquet in Richmond. Individual members were honoured for accomplishments ranging from being the top judge at the summertime 4H judging night to being the top beef and dairy showpersons to being the top novice, junior and intermediate members. The award for top novice member of the Richmond/Stittsville 4H Club, sponsored by Brian Cathcart, went to Rosemary Hill. The Glen Scott Award for top junior member was presented to Craig Wytenburg while the award for top intermediate member, sponsored by Todd Bus Lines, went to Taylor Brophy. This was not Taylor’s

only award nor was it Craig’s only award. Taylor Brophy also shared the Blyth Massey Award for top beef showperson with Owen Brophy while Craig Wytenburg also received the Raymond Faulkner Award for being the Club’s top judge. Bethany Mowat received the Issac Wallace Award for fellowship while the top dairy showperson award, sponsored by Hendercroft Farms, went to Rebecca Brown. All of the Club’s members were recognized for their efforts in the 4H program over the past year. The Club’s first year members this year were Acacia Hall-Hern, Cassidy Jessome and Tori Lewis. Second year novice members were Rosemary Hill, Bobby Mowat, Curtis Stuyt and Jesse Wilson while junior members were Owen Brophy, Scott Dawson, Bethany Mowat, Braden Stuyt and Craig Wytenburg. Intermediate members of the Richmond/Stitts-

ville 4H Club this year were Taylor Brophy, Rebecca Brown and Spencer Hill. Dairy breed awards sponsored by the Ontario Holstein Association were presented to Club members Rebecca Brown, Scott Dawson, Acacia Hall-Hern, Rosemary Hill, Spencer Hill, Cassidy Jessome, Tori Lewis, Betha-

ny Mowat, Bobby Mowat, Braden Stuyt, Curtis Stuyt, Jesse Wilson and Craig Wytenburg. Beef breed awards sponsored by the Ontario Angus Association were presented to Taylor Brophy and Owen Brophy. Crop awards were presented to Cassidy Jessome, Bethany Mowat and Bobby Mowat.

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Harold Cavanaugh, right, presents the Issac Wallace Award for fellowship to recipient Bethany Mowat, left, at the Richmond/Stittsville 4H Club’s awards night.

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For the past four years, Kelly Moore has compiled a beautiful album of photographs of the Nov. 11 cenotaph service in Stittsville which she has presented to the Stittsville Legion where it is now on display. Anyone who would like to drop in and see its many photos is most welcome to do so. The Legion thanks Kelly for this generous donation. CONCERT BAND The past year of 2010 was a banner year for the Stittsville concert band, especially with the band solidifying its partnership with the Stittsville legion. The concert band is actually three bands in one – a full concert band with approximately 40 members; a ten piece dinner band for formal functions; and a 17 piece dance group known as the Main and Abbott Dance Band. All together in 2010, these groups played a total of 20 engagements which is quite a number, especially with taking off the summer. The inaugural Stittsville Christmas Festival Concert on Friday, Dec. 10 proved to be a great success with over 200 performers and Max Keeping as MC. A Stittsville Legion colour party paid tribute to Canadian Forces members serving at home and abroad. The concert band has a number of events scheduled for 2011. Anyone interested in playing in the band or in booking the band for an event should contact Christine at 613-831-1575 or via email at c.philipson@sympatico.ca. COMING EVENTS “Karaoke” by Yellow Dory will be held on Sat-

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A new year has begun and so has the latest four-hand euchre series sponsored by the Richmond Agricultural Society in Richmond. This latest series began on Monday evening, Jan. 3 in the lounge at the Richmond Curling Club where the series will continue each Monday evening through to Monday, March 21. At this first euchre party in the series, the high score winners were Lillian Baird, Sally

Beaton, Dawnean Featherston, Joe Borsa, Clare Porter and Ken Campbell. Carol Brown and George Murphy had the most lone hands while the “Share the Wealth” winners on this night were Bill Watson, Edna McKay and Bob McMullen. These four-hand euchre parties start at 7:30 p.m. each Monday, with prizes and refreshments. Everyone is most welcome to attend and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship playing euchre.

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The Richmond Legion is hosting a Robbie Burns Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 22, featuring a roast beef dinner with haggis, dancers, a piper and lots of fun. Tickets are available at $20 each by calling Mavis Lewis at 613-838-2749. The Legion will be having a Valentines Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 12. The weekday coffee mornings will not be held on Feb. 1, 10, 17 and 24. Coffee will be served at 10 a.m. on all of the other mornings. The exercise sessions are being held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Euchre is played at the Legion Hall on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. while the card game “500” is played on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend all of these activities – coffee mornings, exercise sessions, euchre and “500”…. The next executive meeting for the Richmond Legion will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a general meeting at 8 p.m.

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urday, Jan. 22 starting at 8 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Everyone is welcome for a fun evening. Euchre is played every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Legion Hall while bingo is played every Wednesday starting at 6:45 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend these activities. LEGION HAPPENINGS The Tannoy, the Legion’s newsletter, has been posted to the Stittsville Legion web page which can be found at www.rcl-zoneg5.ca. Just scroll down to the branch that you want to read about. Chris Koeing, Patricia Davies, Denis and Janet Bruyere, Rick and Mike Nolan and Clayton Forsythe have been welcomed as new members of the Stittsville Leigon. Sympathy goes out to Ernie and Judy Navin and their family on the death of Ernie’s sister, Gwen Easey, on Dec. 24. RECENT EVENTS Teri Bennett entertained at the Legion Hall on New Year’s Day, with a good turnout. The New Year’s dinner dance was a great success, with a wonderful roast beef dinner and great music for dancing. Judy Campbell would like to thank all those who helped organize this event and who helped with the cleanup. EUCHRE Chris Forbes had the ladies’ high score at the euchre party at the Legion Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 21, with Nancy Codd placing second. Bill Watson had the men’s high score, with Oslar Johnston as the runner-up. Garnet Vaughn had the most lone hands while Marion Gullock had the low score. Rachel Senechal had the hidden score.

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www.ABELLPESTCONTROL.com Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers.

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR LOCATION – OTTAWA, ON STATUS – FULL TIME KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Director of Operations, supervises and directs a team of manufacturing employees in a variety of different areas including welding, leadpouring, general machining, bench fitting, sheet metal, painting, mechanical and electrical assembly, packing and shipping. Responsibilities include: • Assigns work, duties and tasks to employees in assigned area of responsibility. Ensures that technical information and instructions to employees are complete and accurate. • Maintains the work discipline in the assigned area of responsibility. • Plans, organizes and oversees the utilization of equipment, material and space to achieve optimum efficiency in production scheduling, cost and quality objectives. • Maintains close liaison, communication and co-operation with other Supervisors, Managers and staff in other departments to ensure consistency of action and effective co-operative efforts. • Decides on and takes necessary action to eliminate work hazards and observes and enforces safety regulations. Participates in the investigation and reporting of accidents. • Explains and administers Company policies, procedures and rules in accordance with Collective Agreements. • Carries out special projects and other related duties appropriate to the level.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Normally, Secondary School graduation plus completion of an apprenticeship in one of threlated trades, plus 10 years related experience required. • 5 years of supervisory experience preferred. • Must have a sound knowledge of all trades activities within assigned area of responsibility. • Must have a good knowledge of modern engineering production processes and techniques. • Must have a strong desire and proven record for effective leadership development, and commitment to continuous improvement. • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. • Must have effective time management skills and be able to be self-directed. • Excellent English verbal/written communication skills essential. • Computer literate in Microsoft applications desired. All applicants should apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Email: jobs@theratronics.ca or Fax #: (613) 591-2176 NOTE: Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews.

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Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian component of TeamBest™. Formerly part of MDS Nordion, we became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world and we are currently growing our cyclotron design team in Vancouver. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers. ELECTRONICS PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN LOCATION – OTTAWA, ON STATUS – FULL TIME KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Installs, modifies and troubleshoots a variety of electrical, electronic and control devices used in manufacturing company products. • Plans and determines installation procedures by studying data from work orders, job specifications and circuit diagrams. • Installs electrical or electronic components such as motors, power supplies, control and sensing devices and electronic computing and control systems. • Works to close tolerances employing a variety of hand tools, test probes, control meters and electronic testing devices. • Analyses symptom of equipment failures to determine cause of malfunction. • Connects wiring, test and adjusts electro-mechanical devices to synchronize operations with specifications. • Trouble-shoots defects using functional test equipment, dismantles malfunctioning equipment and parts and replaces with suitable substitutes. Must be aware of Electrostatic dissipation principles. • Required to perform heavy physical work while avoiding potential safety hazards. • Performs other related electrical and electronic duties as required. • Performs computer hardware and software configurations as required. QUALIFICATIONS: • Normally Community College graduation from a 2 year Electronic Engineering Technician Program or the equivalent plus 3-4 years directly related experience. • Must have a thorough knowledge of electrical and electronic principles and be able to understand and follow technical instruction and be able to diagnose equipment malfunctions. • Must be able to perform arithmetic calculations. • Must be able to interpret drawings and schematics and be able to work with parts and assemblies. • Knowledge of PLC controls an asset. • Must check for defects and be able to detect damaged components, loose or broken wires & connections and must be able to work with small fasteners and components in confined spaces. • Must be knowledgeable of and comply with safety precautions. • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. VACUUM TECHNICIAN LOCATION – OTTAWA, ON STATUS – FULL TIME KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Responsible for leak testing of vacuum system components • Responsible for maintenance of leak testing equipment • Performs or directs mechanical assembles in the completing of the vacuum roughing and pumping network including pumps, vent valves, vacuum gauges, flanges and flex conduit • Assists in the commissioning of various cyclotron components & systems • Makes recommendations on process and product improvements SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • The preferred candidate will have a Degree or Diploma from an accredited technical institution with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a technical environment (Mechanical preferred) • Experience in vacuum leak detection and troubleshooting essential. • Strong mechanical aptitude required • Ability to read mechanical drawings and basic electrical schematics required. • Understanding of proper workmanship standards necessary for high vacuum systems. • Sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to perform minor maintenance operations on vacuum components • Skilled and knowledgeable with standard shop equipment and practices • Enjoys learning new things • Proactive, self motivated, results focused • Ability to perform with continuous attention to detail • Excellent written and communication skills required • Flexible and comfortable at working under time constraints • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment

TRADE FINANCE MANAGER LOCATION – OTTAWA, ON STATUS – FULL TIME KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Trade Finance Manager will be responsible for all matters relating to accounts receivable, export financing, cash/treasury management, receivable credit/collections and establishing procedures that can promote profitable sales growth in a cost effective manner. Responsibilities include: • Responsible for developing customer financing proposals, including leasing, government and private financing arrangements, working in conjunction with government and financial institutions and the Company’s Sales and Marketing department. • Responsible for establishing and executing programs for the provision of capital including negotiating with financial intermediaries for the timely availability of capital. • Responsible for risk management decisions including leveraged payment terms, Export letters of credit, FX instruments, cross border guarantees and receivable/ guarantee insurance. • Develops, monitors and executes the Company processes with respect to letters of credit, bank guarantees, foreign exchange exposures and hedging strategies. • Provides direction to Jr. financial Analyst related to accounts receivable responsibilities. • Develops relationships with Company bankers and other financial institutions as necessary. • Manages all banking services and loan facilities for the Company. • Assists the Director of Finance as necessary and provides backup. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • The preferred candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Finance, plus a graduate and/or enrolled in Certified Credit Professional Program (CCP), plus a minimum of 5 years direct experience in credit/financial management required. • A professional accounting designation – CMA or CGA would be an asset • Excellent English verbal/written communication skills essential • Multi-lingual capabilities – French or Spanish an asset • Some domestic and international travel may be required • Must have experience reviewing/negotiating export letter of credit • Must be able to work independently and within a team environment • Computer literate in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft applications required. • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines RADIOFREQUENCY TECHNICIAN LOCATION – OTTAWA, ON STATUS – FULL TIME KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Directs overall cyclotron RF systems (resonators, amplifier & transmission line) • Leads & performs all of the steps necessary to commission Cyclotron RF systems • Leads in troubleshooting of RF systems • Initiates repairs and improvements to RF system components under the guidance of the RF engineer • Maintains records of RF system performance per company standards • Makes recommendations on process and product improvements • Must be prepared to travel and work offsite for extended periods of time as necessary for customer site installations. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • The preferred candidate will have a Degree or Diploma from an accredited technical institution with a minimum of 5 years of experience in an technical environment (electrical/electronics preferred) • Experienced working with high frequency RF systems • Exposure to Radio/TV transmitters installation would an asset • Experience in setting up of labs desired • Skilled and knowledgeable with standard shop equipment and practices • Enjoys learning new things • Proactive, self motivated, results focused • Ability to perform with continuous attention to detail • Excellent written and communication skills required • Flexible and comfortable at working under time constraints • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment

Best Theratronics Ltd. offers a competitive salary and a casual work environment. All applicants should apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Email: jobs@theratronics.ca or Fax #: (613) 591-2176 NOTE: Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews.

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Huskies #4 in province SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The Sacred Heart Huskies are not only leading the West Division of the National Capital senior boys (tier 1) basketball league but also have cracked the top ten in the provincial high school rankings. The Huskies are the only Ottawa area team in the top ten. In the latest rankings, as of Jan. 3, for the top ten senior boys high school basketball teams in Ontario, the Huskies are

ranked number four, trailing only J.C. Richardson of Ajax, Vaughn of Toronto and Anderson of Whitby. In regular season play to date, the Huskies rattled off five straight wins before the Christmas break. The team returns to the court for more league action this week. These five straight wins have placed the Huskies in first place in the eight-team West division of the National Capital senior boys (tier 1) basketball league.

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The Sacred Heart Huskies captured third place in one of the most prestigious high school basketball tournaments in Canada. Playing in the 12 team Bedford Road Invitational Tournament (BRIT) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the Huskies defeated Sturgeon Heights Composite High School of Edmonton, Alberta 62-47 in the bronze medal game. The big clash in the tournament was the semifinal game between the Huskies and St. George’s of Vancouver which St. George’s won 41-36. St.

George’s, a top ten team in British Columbia, went on to win the tournament, defeating Centennial High School of Saskatoon 41-31 in the championship final. Sacred Heart had won two straight games before losing to St. George’s. The Huskies beat the host Bedford Road Collegiate team of Saskatoon 83-36 in their opening game and followed that up with a 61-53 victory over Garden City High School of Winnipeg. Garden City is the number one ranked high school team in Manitoba. Sean Stoqua of the Sacred Heart Catholic High

School Huskies was chosen as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player while his Husky teammate Vik Gill earned a spot on the tournament’s all-star team. This BRIT tournament, which dates back to 1968, attracts teams not only from Saskatchewan but also from other provinces. High schools in this year’s tournament included not only the Sacred Heart Huskies from Ontario but also included teams from Vancouver, B.C., Winnipeg, Manitoba and Calgary, Alberta, as well as from both Saskatoon and Regina in Saskatchewan.

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A chimney fire caused an estimated $60,000 in total damage last Sunday evening, Jan. 9. Forty Ottawa Fire Service firefighters with 11 fire vehicles rushed to a two storey home on the south side of Fernbank Road about one and a half kilometers west of Blacks Road in Goulbourn after getting the call at 7:37 p.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene, there were flames showing through the roof and wall areas surrounding the

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chimney. However, firefighters quickly brought the fire under control in the chimney. The fire in the surrounding attic and wall area was considered under control by 8:06 p.m. Estimated damage is considered to be $50,000 for the structure and $10,000 for contents. Three residents were evacuated for the fire. One firefighter sustained a suspected knee injury at the scene and was transported to hospital.

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‘Tis the time to celebrate Robbie Burns again. The annual Robbie Burns Night in Stittsville will take place on Saturday, Jan. 29 this year, with an evening of good food, good entertainment and, most of all, good friends planned for the Lions Hall

on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Besides the dinner, there will be entertainment provided again this year by the Arnprior McNab Pipes and Drums, highland dancers and others. Tickets for this evening of Scottish celebration and fun are available at $25 per person by calling 613-836-5254 or 613-836-2760.


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