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Volume 54 Issue No. 8

PAST IS NOW Doreen Bell brings back Stittsville’s past at Heritage Day celebration at Stittsville library branch. 9

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Who won War of 1812? It’s not that simple there are four views. Take your pick!

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Who won the War of 1812, that North American skirmish between the new United States of America and the forces of the British Empire, aided by those in Upper and Lower Canada and Indian allies under the leadership of Tecumseh? A simple answer, you might think – there had to be a winner and a loser. But nothing is so black and white as that and there are four points of view about who actually won the War of 1812. These four views were explained to members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville at the Club’s Feb. 15 meeting by Dr. Dean Oliver, a Stittsville resident and Director of Research and Exhibitions at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. In response to a question about who won the War of 1812, Dr. Oliver said that the short answer is that Canada did, unless the person lives in the United States, in which case the Americans won. It all depends on your viewpoint. Dr. Oliver said that there are four points of view about who won the War of 1812. There is the Canadian view that the Canadian colonies won because American invasions were repelled. See WAR, page 3

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area and has travelled the roads of his ward extensively through two election campaigns – his unsuccessful try in 2006 and his successful one in 2010. He says that there may be bridges in the other rural wards like West Carleton that require similar upgrading but he is not aware of them. He expects that the this planned $600,000 upgrading of the bridge that will widen it to two lanes will be done this summer, although he has not yet received a specific briefing on the project. See McCAFFREY , page 2

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From page 1 Councillor Moffatt hopes that the reconstruction project will not inconvenience area residents unduly, although he notes that the up side is that there will be an upgraded bridge when the project is completed. He notes that the current bridge cannot accommodate today’s large farm machinery due to its narrow nature. Indeed, he tells the story of how on a tour of his ward for his staff using a larger vehicle, there were concerns expressed about the bridge and it strength as the vehicle went to travel over it. Councillor Moffatt, in his campaigning for election last fall, had travelled along McCaffrey Trail and recalls the substantial flow of water in the Jock River at this location at that autumn time of year. The current structure is a culvertstyle bridge with steel guardrails running along each side, allowing for one lane of traffic. McCaffrey Trail

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day McCaffrey Trail, from what is now Dwyer Hill Road through to Ashton. It is known that a pioneer road from Richmond to Ashton followed this route. This may have been the long-established crossing point for the Jock River on this route because of the presence of a rock outcropping in the river just downstream from the location of the present bridge. This would have ensured not only solid footing for a crossing with horse and buggy but also would have been in a crossing point with virtually no riverbanks. It also ensures that except for the spring runoff period, the river was never that deep in this spot, allowing for a safe crossing. Whenever the bridge was built, it was then built slightly upstream from this traditional crossing point to make use of higher riverbanks to join the bridge with the road and to provide the necessary height to allow for sufficient capacity for river flow under the bridge. This could not happen where the rock outcropping was.

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From page 1 The American view of the War of 1812 is that they won in that the British naval blockade related to the Napoleonic Wars and subsequent impressment of American sailors on the high seas ended. However, the Americans never succeeded in acquiring the Canadian colonies. The British view of the War of 1812 is that they won because they held onto their North American colonies. The fourth view of the War of 1812 is that the American Indians were the real losers because American expansion westward was not halted. The American Indians led by Tecumseh bet on the British winning and clearly lost as American expansion continued after the war, wiping out the Indian presence throughout what is now the American Midwest. Dr. Oliver explained that most of the actual battles of the War of 1812 were won by the British regulars, although the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 saw the Americans defeat these seasoned British troops, causing quite a feeling of euphoria in the country as the war ended. This assessment of the War of 1812 and its winners/losers came at the end of Dr. Oliver’s presentation which dealt with his co-authorship of the recently published 474 page book “The Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History” which he wrote in partnership with Dr. Jack Granatstein, a noted Canadian author and military historian. The book chronicles the evolution of Canada as a military power, with entries arranged from A through Z. These entries include biographies of military personnel, descriptions of key military-political issues such as conscription, conflicts involving the Canadian military and Canadian Forces issues such as the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder. “Nothing like this had been done before,” Dr. Oliver explained as far as producing a guide book to Canadian military history. Indeed, it came about when Dr. Granatstein had visited New Zealand and had discovered that that country had an Oxford Companion publication for its military history. This was something that Canada did not have and Dr. Granatstein set about to remedy the situation. But Dr. Oliver and Dr. Granatstein wanted to produce a book that would prove popular. “We actually wanted it to be read,” Dr. Oliver told the Rotary Club members. This meant arranging it so that readers could find what they were looking for, producing it on glossy paper with illustrations and lots of photographs and having a book that would stay open easily and

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odist preacher back in 1819 (after all, this was a celebration of Heritage Day as well john.curry@metroland.com as marriage) recited that most famous of verses from 1 Corinthian describing love It officially was a bridal fashion show. as patient and kind and not envy or boast But last Saturday’s event at the Stittsor arrogance, ending with the statement ville United Church was far more than that love never fails. that. It was a walk down memory lane to And time after time, as various wedweddings past; it was an advice seminar ding dresses were modeled by the nine on what makes a successful marriage; it youth models, stories were recited not was a time of emotion, ranging from huonly about the wedding mour to awe to, yes, even a day, about the features of touch of sadness; but most the dress, and where the of all it was a celebration of dress had been purchased romance. but also about the preThat’s because this bridal wedding romance and the fashion show, featuring 35 honeymoon, ending with wedding dresses ranging advice of what makes for from 1930 right up to 2006, a good marriage. This adwas more than just modelvice ranged from devoting ing the dresses. It also feayourself to your partner tured wedding day photos, to tolerance being the key displayed on the church’s to politeness to “talking corner video screen, acthings out” to never gocompanied by narration ing to bed angry with one not only describing the another to helping each wedding gown and wedother by cooperating and ding day itself but also in working together to always many cases telling about remembering the day that the romance leading to the you fell in love to listenwedding and ending with ing to marrying your best words of advice from the friend to being best friends bride about what makes a successful marriage. John Curry photo first and lovers next to lots The romantic basis of the Sasha Newar models the of laughter. Laugher showed up on show was set early on in the wedding dress worn by event when Rev. Ezra Heal- Leitha Argue in 1930 at occasion during the one ey (a.k.a. Rev. Grant Dillen- the bridal fashion show at and a quarter hour show, such as when youth MC beck), this area’s first Meth- the church last Saturday.

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Colin Gaudet passed on advice to newlyweds offered by Angela Slobodian, a 1991 bride, namely that newlyweds go out on dates once a month. Colin hastily added “with your husband”, just to clarify matters, eliciting chuckles from those who just about filled the church for the event. And when Duncan Ferguson, wearing the same suit that he had worn for his 1958 wedding, escorted model Rosaly Walsh off the altar with an umbrella extended, laughter circulated through the crowd. But this was simply re-enacting what had happened at the wedding where rainy weather prevailed.

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Community From page 4 The fragility of life and indeed marriage was brought home with a touch of sadness, no doubt, when Elizabeth Hurst, the adult MC who worked with youth MC’s Colin Gaudet and Ben Newar, explained why she had two wedding dresses in the show, both worn by model Amy Mesdag. One was for her wedding to Charles Brown which was a short lived marriage as Charles died of cancer in the year 2000. Love, though, returned to her life when she married Philip Hurst in 2003 and this gown rounded out the show. Romance prevailed throughout the show. Kristine and Doug Dawe, married in 1992, travelled to Disney World for their honeymoon. Duncan Ferguson proposed to his future wife at the Carlingwood Restaurant, after dating for four years. Howard Maguire proposed to his future wife Molly on a Lake Erie beach and they were married in 1950. Their daughter, Linda, married Allan Parisien at Stittsville United Church in 1978 after knowing each other since elementary school. Bonnie and Wray Lamb were married in 1964 after he proposed to her on the shore of the St. Clair River. Bonnie’s wedding grown was modeled by her granddaughter Katy Lamb. Julie and Bev Cluff, who were married in 1967, met at a dance in Shawville while Diane and Eric Moore dated for eight years before their 1968 wedding at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Stittsville. Dana and Justin Doucette dated for five years before their 2006 wedding.

Alison Boughey was married in 1998 in a civil ceremony in Kingston, with a fond memory being dancing afterwards to a favourite song, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” Dave and Heather Newar, married in 1992, had been dating for five years. Her wedding dress was purchased through the newspaper from a girl whose wedding had fallen through. All romance is not successful. Annalee and Ross Beck were married in 1952 after dating since they were in grade ten. And from the commentary at the show, the romance factor included the feeling that the wedding gown gave to the bride. A number of them reported that wearing the dress made them feel like a princess. Ah, yes, romance can be transforming. We don’t know if that is the feeling that Ruth Richardson got from her wedding dress for her Perth wedding to Grant Dillenbeck in 1985 but she apparently wore it for many years while answering the door at Hallowe’en. Three of the more unusual dresses in the show were the “Never Worn Dress”, an elaborate gown modeled by Katy Lamb that was never used in a wedding but was worn in various bridal fashion shows around the world; Alison Boughey’s “Wish Dress” that she purchased on a whim in the Byward Market in 1993 and turned out to be inappropriate for her wedding five years later; and the suit jacket which Joy Crosier wore for her 1946 postwar wedding to Archie in England and which was modeled in the show

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Rosaly Walsh, left, wears Marilyn Ferguson’s 1958 wedding dress at the bridal fashion show at Stittsville United Church last Saturday as she is accompanied up the aisle by Marilyn’s husband Duncan Ferguson wearing the same suit that he wore for the wedding over 50 years ago.

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Former Goulbourn fire chief and current Sector Chief for the Ottawa Fire Service Terry Gervais is going to be the fire chief for the town of Greater Napanee. He begins in his new post on Monday, Feb. 28. In Greater Napanee, which is just west of Kingston, chief Gervais will oversee a fire department that is a composite one with 9 full time staff and about 65 volunteer firefighters, working out of three stations and covering an area extending from Lake Ontario to north of highway 401. This all began last September when he spent six weeks in Greater Napanee, helping out as fire chief on loan from the Ottawa Fire Service when the fire department there ran into a series of tragedies that left the department virtually leaderless. These included the fire chief dying of cancer last May, a firefighter’s young son dying, five firefighters injured in a traffic accident near London while travelling home from a firefighting competition, and a subsequent accident involving families of these firefighters which involved a death and serious injuries including one to the deputy fire chief ’s wife. All of this eliminated about ten key firefighters from the department’s operation for a time and the Greater Napanee chief administrative officer took action, seeking help in running the department during this period of crisis. With the blessing of Ottawa Fire Service chief John deHooge, Terry Gervais answered the call and went to help, ending up serving there for six weeks in September/October. He recalls that on the first day that he walked in there, there was literally no one running the fire department. “They were in pretty tough shape,” he says of that time. He returned home following his six week tenure there and really never gave any thought to becoming the permanent fire chief there. He had become good friends with the acting deputy chief whose wife had been injured and talked with him frequently, even after returning home. It was only after the deputy chief had told chief Gervais that he was not going to seek the chief ’s job that Terry began thinking about the possibility. He had really thought that he would be finishing out his firefighting career with the Ottawa Fire Service but this changed

his thinking. He talked it over with his wife Ann and decided to submit an application for the job. It would be not only a new challenge for him professionally but it would take him close to his parents’ home. So he applied and after not hearing anything for a while, suddenly was called there for an interview and within two weeks, he had signed a five year contract to be the new chief there. Indeed, while he signed for five years, he could end up with another decade on top of that depending on how things go. He likes the Napanee situation which involves an old established town, a rural area and what he terms a progressive fire department. He says that when he first went to Napanee last fall, he found everyone so friendly and helpful, something which very much reminded him of his days as Goulbourn’s fire chief before amalgamation and the creation of the new Ottawa Fire Service. Because of the tragedies that beset the fire department there, he has seen first hand how supportive that community is of its fire department. He calls his new job “a good challenge,” noting that the fire department there is looking for some leadership stability in the near future. He feels that his involvement with the volunteer firefighter management program with the Ottawa Fire Service will be something that he can help implement there as well. His six week stint there last fall will help him in his new job. “You can hit the ground running,” chief Gervais says. Perhaps the best thing about the new job is quite simply that it’s a fire chief ’s job. “I’ll be a chief again,” Terry says. He thinks that his experience as a Sector Chief with the Ottawa Fire Service since amalgamation will help him in his new job. While admitting that the amalgamation experience was difficult, he still sees it as job experience that is unique. He is also proud of what has been accomplished since amalgamation in terms of the rural volunteer firefighters and overall providing a better level of service for the community. He says that basically, over the past ten years since amalgamation, a new fire department has been created in the city of Ottawa and not just any department but one of the best composite departments in Canada. “We can do great things down there, same as here,” chief Gervais notes. See FORMER, page 7


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Former Goulbourn fire chief Terry Gervais off to Napanee schooling here and give time for a possible transfer by Ann to a post office in the Napanee area. One of his sons is a volunteer firefighter with Station 81 in Stittsville and will continue to live here in Stittsville. He expects that he will get involved with the community there, just as he did here and in his previous fire department postings in Guelph and Kingston. His son Chris still has another year left in minor hockey, so involvement with that organization would seem to be a given. Chief Gervais feels that he is turning over his duties here at a good time, when things are running smoothly and most projects like the new Iber Road fire station are nearing completion. He feels that someone else can now take the local situation to an-

other level. Rural Sector chief Gerry Pingatore will be moving over from his current West Carleton area duties to assume most of chief Gervais’ duties. Sector chief Chris Burke will be switching to the West Carleton area. One Stittsville person whom chief Gervais will never forget is longtime volunteer firefighter, the late Sterling Howie who died last year. The Stittsville fire hall is named after him. “Sterling has left a big hole for me,” chief Gervais said, saying that it has not been the same for him with Sterling not at the fire hall every day as in the past. But while he admits missing Sterling, he also feels that Sterling would be fully supporting his move to Napanee. “I think he’d be proud,” Terry says.

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The mural of the story Construction is getting underway on the new second ice surface at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, with a January 2012 projected opening. As with any city of Ottawa project, there should be funding made available for art as part of the project. The Hazeldean Road reconstruction project has an art component; the Perth Street reconstruction project in Richmond also had art included. It is a way of supporting and encouraging the art community while also adding a cultural touch to civic projects. With regard to the new second ice surface, we would hope that there will be art monies available and we would hope as well that the art project will take the form of a series of murals on

the exterior southern wall of the new structure. Richmond has done an amazing job erecting heritage murals on the exterior of the Richmond Memorial Community Centre and we would hope that something similar could be implemented in this case. Whether the murals, which would expect might total four, deal with the history of the community (Jackson Stitt’s early enterprises, the Great Fire/coming of the railroad, the burning of Samuel Mann’s downtown department store and the development of the Holiness Movement/Free Methodist campgrounds could be possible scenes depicted) or with the community’s sports history (an early ladies’ ball team, the

Appleby golf course, the 1956 provincial men’s ball championship team, the 1976 provincial juvenile ball championship, the National Hockey League careers of Stittsville natives Ken Doraty and Matt Bradley or the building of the Stittsville District Community Centre, among other possibilities), their presence would enhance the new rink and would provide some heritage context for it, whether in terms of the community’s history or its sports history. Murals should be a part of this project. They will celebrate the presence of this much needed new facility in the community by celebrating the community’s past, whether its history or its sports achievements and traditions.

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It’s just a game except when it isn’t As kids develop awareness of the world outside the house and the school, they are looking to understand some of the things that go on. And you, in turn, are looking for life lessons you can pass on with the day’s headlines. This is almost always difficult. What are you going to tell the subteen in your house when she finds out that Miley Cyrus’s father told a magazine that the hit TV show Hannah Montana destroyed his marriage? How will you explain what her father means when he says “I’m scared for her.” You understand well enough. Fame and big money do strange things to people and not all of them react well. But the girl and her doting father live this enchanted life on TV and the worst problem is that they run out of Diet Coke or the dog barks. Marriages don’t break up on the Disney Channel and 18-year-olds don’t have birthday parties in bars. So good luck to you explain-

CHARLES GORDON ing that. “TV is just make believe,” you can say, which will be a good start. But do you really want to add that real life is not as nice as TV? For many people it’s nicer. Closer to home, and far more consequential, what kind of discussion can you have with the young hockey fanatic in your house when he or she asks you why Mike Fisher and Chris Kelly won’t be playing for the Ottawa Senators any more? — Why did Mike want to leave Ottawa? the little guy asks. — Well, he didn’t really want to leave, you say. He wanted to stay. — Then why didn’t he stay? — Because the Senators didn’t want him to stay. — I thought the Senators

liked Mike, says the young hockey fanatic. Didn’t the Senators like him? — Yes, they liked him, you say, but they … but they … And this is where you can only talk about salary caps and first round draft picks and conditional draft picks and Ottawa not making the playoffs and other teams needing Mike and Chris enough to give up something for them — a discussion of the realities of professional sports, in other words. The realities of professional sports can be as unpleasant as life in the Cyrus family and do you really want your young hockey fanatic to carry that knowledge around with her? Mind you, from quite an early age that young hockey fanatic has suspected that real life is not all it’s cracked up to be. She gets a preview of life’s unfairness when she is told that she has to go to sleep while still feels like practising her slapshot in the living room. Finding out that there can be no candy without first eating the

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vegetables only confirms the existence of a dark side. — People in Ottawa are sad to see Chris Kelly go, a little hockey player will say. — Yes, you answer, but … but that’s just the way it is. — Why? — Because the Senators want to win? — Why? — Because winning is better than losing. — But don’t you always say that having fun playing the game is more important than winning? Remember, you said that when I was crying after losing that game. — Yes, I remember saying that. And I believed it.

— Don’t the Senators believe that? There you are, stuck with the necessity of explaining why professional sport is not really like sport the way you’ve been teaching it. And you haven’t even come to the part about head shots and cheating and taking funny pills and all the things grown-ups do to win games even though winning isn’t supposed to be as important as having fun. After that you get to explain why they should keep cheering for the Senators anyway even though Mike and Chris are gone. This is just a business, you’ll say. Eventually they will understand, which is sad in a way.

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Dr. Daniel Bédard and Dr. Cam Ma A PENGUIN HUG Percy Penguin, the wintertime mascot of the Stittsville Village Association, greets youngsters, from left to right, Sophia Van Adel, Maria Van Adel and Evan Van Adel at the Goulbourn Township Historical Society’s Heritage Day celebration at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public library last Saturday.

HERITAGE DRESS Doreen Bell models her elegant heritage-style dress which she made at the Goulbourn Township Historical Society’s Heritage Day celebration at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library last Saturday.

Seniors clinic at Stittsville Legion BARB VANT’SLOT Special to the News

Pat Graham is the new Legion Seniors Committee Chair at the Stittsville Legion branch. On Tuesday, March 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, the Legion will be sponsoring a free discussion clinic that will give seniors new information about tax benefits and savings that they might not be aware of at present. A lunch will be served by the Ladies’ Auxiliary. Please call 613-836-1632 to confirm your attendance at this event. The next meeting of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Stittsville legion will be held on Monday, Feb. 28 starting at 7:30 p.m. Post-secondary bursary forms are now available at the Legion Hall. The cut off date for submission is March 31. The next trip to the Slots at Rideau Carleton will be on Wednesday, March 2. For more information, please call Marion Gullock at 613-836-5254. A dart tournament is being held at the

Legion hall on Saturday, March 5. MEMBERSHIP A person can become a voting member of the Royal Canadian Legion if they are a Canadian citizen. Legion members not only look after the welfare of veterans and their dependants but also look after seniors, provide bursaries for youth, sponsor Cadet corps and other youth organizations and activities. An example of the work of Legion members in the community happened on Christmas Eve and during the week before this past Christmas. Legion members visited residents at the Granite Ridge and Villa homes in Stittsville as well as at the Perley Rideau Veterans Home. They distributed gifts and offered words of cheer and encouragement to these seniors. Legion branches such as the Stittsville Legion contributed thousands of dollars to hospitals and care facilities across the country. For more information on Legion membership, visit the website http://www.rcl-zoneg5.ca/. Clicking on a branch’s name.

Lone hands in euchre in Richmond SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The Monday evening euchre parties hosted by the Richmond Agricultural Society at the Richmond Curling Club lounge are continuing. They will run through to Monday, March 21.

At the Feb. 14 euchre, Jean Parks and Don Holmes emerged with the most lone hands – good playing with good cards. The high score winners were Marion Jones, Thelma Criggar, Sandra Tubman, Elmer Raycroft, Henry Mains and Mark

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Sports

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Stittsville’s Andrea Switalski presented with her sweater JOHN CURRY

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A Mount Allison University Mounties women’s hockey jersey is coming to Stittsville. Andrea Switalski of Stittsville, who has played on the Mounties’ defense for the past four seasons, was presented with her Mount Allison number 4 jersey just prior to the opening face of the team’s last home game of the season last Saturday, Feb. 19 in Sackville, New Brunswick, home of Mount Allison University. The jersey was presented to her in recognition of her contribution to the City of Ottawa Councillor Reports By Shad Qadri, Councillor Ward Six Stittsville City of Ottawa

Mounties’ women’s hockey program over the past four years and in honour of her efforts for the team over that time. During her time at Mount Allison, Andrea has played in 88 games as a Mount Allison Mountie. She has scored six goals and had 15 assists but more than this, Andrea has been at the core of the team’s defense for the past four years and has played major minutes in every game. This season she has served as an assistant captain with the team, a recognition of the leadership that she has provided the team during her time at Mount Allison. The jersey was presented to her by

Honouring Stittsville volunteer extraordinaire John Leroux

It’s my pleasure to announce the City will formally recognize the many contributions of John “Johnny” Leroux, a Stittsville resident who has volunteered countless hours over the years to enhance the quality of life and recreation opportunities in our community.

It was my honour and privilege to deliver these roses for all the wonderful ladies at these three establishments. I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

On March 11, we will honour him by naming the Stittsville arena the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena. This facility is located at 10 Warner Colpitts Lane, just off of Stittsville Main Street.

As a member of the city’s interim transit commission, last Wednesday, the transit commission budget was tabled.

In 2002, City Council created a commemorative naming program to formally recognize individuals who give selfless, courageous or exceptional service to the residents of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario, or Canada. The program lets us honour these individuals through the naming of municipal streets, parks and facilities. John Leroux is particularly well-known for his dedication to amateur and recreational sports. He is a former Canadian Army Featherweight Boxing Champion and has won the Golden Glove competition in Montreal. His passion for sports led him to form a local boxing club, a recreational men’s fastball league, and the bantam girls’ softball team, the Stittsville Roadrunners. John is also the founder of the Stittsville Merchant Select teams who have hosted numerous old-timer hockey tournaments and participated in national and international tournaments, including the Can-Am Tournament in Lake Placid. In addition to playing and coaching, John has been a stick boy, an umpire, an official timekeeper and a referee. He has also maintained baseball diamonds in Stittsville for 15 years and has hand-crafted benches for the benefit of local sports teams’ fundraising efforts. His charitable spirit has touched the lives of so many people in the community. He has received several awards of appreciation from the sporting community, including the Stittsville Men’s 30 Plus Hockey League and the men’s and women’s recreational softball leagues, and was inducted to the Goulbourn Sports Wall of Fame in 1999. John served his country in the Korean War and is an honoured member of the Stittsville Legion. He received the Legionnaire of the Year Award in 2002 and the Certificate of Merit from the Government of Canada for his contributions to his community. I look forward to MC’ing the ceremony on Friday March 11 from 2 to 4 p.m., when we name the Stittsville arena the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena. Please contact my office at 613-580-2476 if you’d like to attend the ceremony and need more details.

Transit budget

The transit budget at a glance includes: • $13 million to completely renew the Para Transpo fleet; • $161 million towards projects and programs to consolidate routes and streamline the bus system; • 74 new bus drivers to improve service and reduce overtime; • Service changes to improve reliability of the transit system which will carry the same number of customers more efficiently by consolidating routes, but operate with substantially fewer resources; • Better express service and more efficient routes to better serve Orleans, Kanata and Barrhaven; • Provisions to expand the free transit period for seniors from Wednesdays only to include Mondays and Fridays after 12 noon;

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• The City will also be reviewing the U-Pass, which has helped increase ridership by 1.35 million, improving student ridership to the highest level to date. The U-Pass has increased transit use at the two universities by 35%. The current City subsidy to the U-Pass program is $3 million.

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Staff has identified internal efficiencies for the past three years that will limit the impact of increased costs on riders and taxpayers. OC Transpo will make improvements to the system to implement these initiatives resulting in a more sustainable system. The number of stops and the routes that have developed over time have created an inefficient system with areas of overlap and bottlenecks in the downtown core. In fact, Ottawa has an unparalleled reach of almost 99% of households within a 400 metre walk to a transit stop during peak times. Please note that any changes that are being proposed are simply proposals and will not take place without public input. The transit commission will be hearing public delegations during its meeting on February 24th. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Stittsville – Carp/Hazeldean off site work

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This is to notify residents that the developer of the Sobey’s Plaza on the corner of Carp Road and Hazeldean will be starting the required Carp Road and Hazeldean Road modifications including turning lanes and sidewalks as per the approved plans. To view the plans, visit my website at www.shadqadri.com. Click on the Planning and Development tab and scroll down to Commercial Development. The plans are listed under 6303 Hazeldean Road.

I would like to thank the board of Crime Prevention Ottawa for electing me as chair of the board during our last meeting. I look forward to the opportunity of working with the board and all of our partners as we work towards creating a safer Nation’s Capital and reducing the amount of criminal activity in our city.

The road improvements will be commencing on March 1st with a target completion date of sometime at the end of May. Most of the work in March will be utility relocates with the bulk of asphalt/paving starting in April. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office or visit my website for more information. Thank you Flower Mania and Happy Valentine’s Day I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bob Gervais, the owner and operator of Flower Mania in Orleans for generously providing my office with 1,500 roses that we delivered to three seniors homes in our community. We delivered the flowers to Poole Creek Manor, the Stittsville Villa and the Goulbourn Seniors’ Centre received special roses in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

works hard and always has a smile on Mounties coach Zach Ball and former her face,” says Mounties’ coach Zach longtime coach Jack Drover. Last seaBall. “She has left a great impression son, Andrea was the first-ever recipient on our younger players that will last for of the Jack Drover Scholarship. This years to come.” award, named in honour of Jack Drover Andrea’s season is not yet over. The who was a fixture at Mount Allison for Mounties play two away games this com35 years, recognizes student leadership, ing weekend and then play in the Atlantic Sponsored by Joey’s Pizza and Pasta, it is University Sport women’s hockey chamaccompanied by a $1,000 award. pionship playoffs hosted by St. Francis Andrea has been involved in both camXavier University in early March. pus and community life during her four years at Mount Allison, including taking a leadership role in many activities. She has been involved in school visitation and reading programs at a school in Sackville and currently goes to the local high school three times a week as a teaching assistant. “She has had such a positive presence at Mount A in her time here,” says Mr. Drover about Andrea. He calls her a wonderful example Mount Allison University photo of a student ath- Jack Drover, left, former coach of the Mount Allison Mounties lete who has been women’s hockey team, and current coach Zach Ball, right, unselfish with her present Andrea Switalski, centre, of Stittsville with her number time. 4 jersey to honour her for her contribution to the Mount Allison “Andy always Mounties’ hockey program over the past four years.

I am thrilled to have this opportunity to be part of such a tremendous and important movement. Together we can make a difference in providing a city that our residents can be proud of. For more information on Crime Prevention Ottawa, please visit www.crimepreventionottawa.ca 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.

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Mary’s Huskies on Saturday, Feb. 19, the Huskies lost 2-1 in the team’s final home game of the regular season. Meghan Corley-Byrne, in goal for the Mounties, stopped 26 shots in this game. This loss meant that the Mounties are now in sixth place in the league standings with two games left before the playoff championship tournament in early March.

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The Mount Allison Mounties women’s hockey team may have dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the first place, undefeated St. Francis Xavier X-Women in an Atlantic University Sport game at Sackville, New Brunswick on Friday, Feb. 18 but it wasn’t because of goaltending. Indeed, it was because of the play of goalie Meghan Corley-Byrne of Stittsville that the Mounties were able to force the game into overtime thanks to a two goal rally in the third period. Meghan stopped 51 of 54 shots in the Mounties’ goal during the game. She was particularly spectacular in the second period when she turned away all 28 St. F.X. shots directed at the Mounties’ net. Meghan made some incredible saves during this St. F.X. onslaught, keeping the game within reach for the eventual third period rally that tied the score. In this second period when Meghan made 28 stops, the Mounties had only three

shots on the St. F.X. goal. The overtime loss meant that the Mounties picked up an important point in trying to improve their standing for the upcoming playoffs. More importantly, the close score gave the Mounties a dose of confidence, especially since St. F.X. is the number three ranked team in the country in women’s university hockey. Playing against the St.

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Nicolas Ruszkowski VP, Communications Ottawa Hospital For the first time since I started this column, you, the reader, have inserted yourself into the introduction. This week, the hospital’s new dress code made local and national headlines: on Canada AM, CTV News Net, CTV Ottawa and the Ottawa Citizen. Many of you responded – whether in support or against the policy, with the question: why? Why a dress policy at all? Why now? Why among frontline clinical staff. The questions are all legitimate, particularly since they show some that we have more work to do to clarify exactly what our dress code is intended to do. Over the past year, consultation and feedback from patients, staff, and professional practice groups throughout the hospital – as well as a review of existing research – confirmed that a key to ensuring patients’ comfort and safety is the ability to easily recognize members of their care teams. In other words, everything we’ve heard from people like you, as well as employees, is that our appearance has an

Until readers do get a chance to read it, I should address one aspect of the policy, the dress code for nurses, has proven particularly contentious.

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The Goulbourn Hornets major midget girls’ basketball team had a great Mike O’Connor Memorial Tournament in Gloucester on the weekend of Feb. 11-13. The only team which had their

number was the Nepean Blue Devils which ended up beating the Hornets twice in the tournament including in the championship final game. But the Hornets still came home with the silver medals from the tournament.

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Members of the Goulbourn Hornets major midget girls’ basketball team, silver medalists in the recent Mike O’Connor Memorial Tournament in Gloucester, are, front row, sitting, left to right, Mickaela Beggs, Megan McCoy, Judy Kalenga, Krista Wierenga and Rebecca Brugmans, and, back row, left to right, assistant coach Ken Graham, Holly Madore, Cecilia Kironde, Olivia Benson, Jamie McDougall, Alexandra Byck, Alexis Lough and coach Dave Byck.

It all began on Friday, Feb. 11 when the Hornets played their first game of the tournament against those Nepean Blue Devils who ended up winning the game by a 35-23 count. However, the Hornets then turned things around, winning their next game 55-27 against the Naismith Gaels. The next game was a real thriller as the Hornets took on Ottawa South. The score was tied at the end of regulation time, forcing a four minute overtime session. The score was still tied at the end of this session, so there was a second overtime session. The Hornets finally edged into a three point lead and this is how the game ended, with the Hornets winning 54-51. This victory meant that the Hornets advanced to semi-final play against the Ottawa Shooting Stars 2. The Hornets shot down the Shooting Stars by a 3422 score to advance to the championship game against those Nepean Blue Devils again. Despite the Hornets efforts in this game, Nepean ended up winning by a 25-19 score, so that Nepean took home the gold medals while the Hornets brought home the silver medals.

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The Goulbourn Skating Club’s Evy Cooley excelled at the recent 2011 Bonnechere Skate in Eganville. She was first in her elements, second in her introductory A solo and third in her program format. She also had a first place team finish with fellow skater Madison Bordeleau. Leading up to the Bonnechere Skate event, Evy participated in the 2010 Mini Edges competition in Athens in December. In this competition, she was first in her introductory A solo, second in her program format and third in her elements. Rose Keyes of the Goulbourn Skating Club also participated in the 2011 Bonnechere Skate in

Eganville. She had a sixth in her introductory A ladies’ freeskate. Kennedy Mason of the Goulbourn Skating Club has been right near the top in two recent competitions. She was second in Junior Bronze Ladies in the 2010 Morrisburg Invitational in Morrisburg in late November. This followed a similar performance in the 2010 Asticou Invitational in Alymer just a little earlier when she was second in Junior Bronze Ladies and also second in Junior Bronze Team Elements. Alex Gunther of the Goulbourn Skating Club was also at the 2010 Morrisburg Invitational in Morrisburg where he had a fourth place finish in Preliminary Men’s.

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Outside, it was damp, overcast and rainy, with snow covered ground. Inside, it was sunny, warm, leisurely and tropical, with lush vegetation abounding. Those who attended Gurt Lemke’s South China Sea tour travelled to the far flung destinations of Hong Kong, Da Nang in Vietnam, Singapore and the island of Bali and were back in the meeting room at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library, all within a little over two hours on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 17. It was armchair travel at its best. Gurt Lemke is a seasoned traveller, having travelled on numerous trips to exotic destinations in the world since retiring in 1990, including the mid-1990’s monthlong trip that he and his wife made that saw them visit Hong Kong, Da Nang, Singapore and Bali. His extensive collection of coloured slides taken during this trip, along with his insightful and enthusiastic commentary, allowed those at this free presentation to experience the sights, sounds and delights of these four South China Sea locations without leaving their chairs set up before the screen in the library’s meeting room. “I found Hong Kong to be vibrant, alive, prosperous,” Mr. Lemke said, showing photos of the gaggle of tall, close-knit apartment buildings which dot the city’s skyline in association with numerous office buildings. But Hong Kong, despite its focus on making money, is very much a city of contrasts. There are houseboats in the harbour while just around a bend, there are luxurious yachts. Downtown Hong Kong is a city that really comes alive with people and lights after dark, with billboard-type signs that spread right across streets. In contrast to Hong Kong, Da Nang, a port city in Vietnam, is, in Mr. Lemke’s

words, “a city of poverty and it shows everywhere you go.” Small shop owners live above their stores and shanties in evidence. Yet some free enterprise is slowing emerging in the Communist country, such as individuals selling sugar cane or clothes, slung over a tree for display purposes. Most women in Vietnam wear coolie hats to keep the sun off their faces and to protect them from the heat of the day. Mr. Lemke called Singapore undoubtedly the “cleanest city in the world”, perhaps in part due to the prevalence of fines - $500 if you eat, drink or smoke in the subway, $1,000 for littering, and others for spitting or not flushing a toilet. There are laws allowing lashes for those who exceed the speed limit. Everything is so tightly controlled that it is perfectly safe for a woman to walk along at night in the city, Mr. Lemke said. Singapore is also a busy commercial hub for that part of the world with 600 ships passing through the port every day. The city features both tall, modern buildings as well as restored older buildings, reflecting its diverse cultural heritage including Chinese, Malaysian, East Indian and European. Located right at the equator, Singapore features lush vegetation with flowering orchids. The island of Bali, which belongs to Indonesia but unlike the rest of the country is Hindu rather than Muslim, is what Mr. Lemke described as an “absolutely gorgeous island.” A main feature of the island, besides its great weather, is its thousands of temples ranging from community ones in each village to family temples in home gardens. This is because the Hindu religion is very much a part of the life of the island’s residents. “They live their religion,” Mr. Lemke said.

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ADIRONDACK ADVENTURE Members of the Stittsville Venturers who are snow shoeing in the Adirondacks in New York State are, from left to right, advisor Mike Honcoop, Erin Leeder, Mitch Honcoop, Krystina Fletcher, Jonathan Redpath and William Vail. Missing from the picture are Sam Marks and Matt Langlois. The Ventuers, who are the senior level of Scouting, climbed the 4,240 foot Big Slide, one of 46 Adirondack peaks that are over 4,000 feet high. Heavy snow and strong winds prevented them from getting right to the very top but the outing was still great.

Euchre party Mike O’Connell had the most lone hands at the euchre party at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Bobby McGillivery had the ladies’ high

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Today’s new homes emphasize maximum light and spaciousness. New homes have floor plans and amenities often not found in older homes such as soaring ceilings, ample closet space, main floor laundry rooms, home offices, and other similar features.

Stop looking around for an existing home that “sort of fits what you are looking for.” Why not consider a new home that you can have tailored and custom designed to exactly what you are looking for. Thanks to new technologies and building products, new home buyers are getting a better home today than they were several years ago. At the same time, they enjoy greater choice and more features at all price levels, along with an unprecedented level of builder service. Only a new home offers you the opportunity to select the features and options that will make the home uniquely yours

Thanks to the new technologies in building products on the market, new home buyers are getting a better quality home today than in the past. Today’s new homes are better insulated then ever before. High efficiency furnaces and high performance windows result in increased indoor comfort and, of course, lower energy bills. Ventilation systems are now standard in most new homes, creating a healthier living environment inside the house. Full height basement insulation was introduced in 1993 together with foundation leak-proofing measures. This ensures your new home will

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Students go green this school year (NC)—From planting organic vegetable gardens in the playground to campaigning for litterless lunches in the cafeteria, young students across Canada are embracing the crusade to protect Mother Earth.

• Reuse old school supplies and buy recycled paper, notebooks and folders

Waste reduction in schools is an important part of creating a greener community, and many children and teachers are implementing creative initiatives to reduce their school’s carbon footprint. Charities, like TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF), are helping to support these projects.

• Ask your child’s teacher if they could email homework and notes home instead of wasting paper

“Spring is about new beginnings, so why not reduce your impact by organizing a ‘walking school bus’ in your neighbourhood or encouraging your children to decorate old school folders instead of buying new ones,” says Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

• Ask your child to turn off their computer and monitor when they finish their homework

• Use a lunch box instead of paper bags, reusable water bottles and avoid prepackaged snacks

• Encourage your children to join or start an environmental club at school

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• Walk, ride your bike or take the bus to school

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How to Choose a Camp March Break is a great time for kids. They need to get away from the everyday stress of school as much as adults need to get away from their full time jobs. What better way to help kids relax and enjoy their time off than to send them to a March break camp? (By the way, this gives parents a nice break too.) Before you make a camp decision for your child, there are a lot of factors to consider. You will want to do your homework before you drop your child off for the day to be cared for by people you hardly know. It’s not easy. There are so many camps to consider and they come in all shapes and sizes. There are day camps, overnight camps, golf camps, horseback riding camps and science camps to name a few.

Here are some general considerations: Your child’s interests What does your child like to do? Children know what they like and don’t like. Ask them for their input. If your child is active and loves to play sports, a sports camp is probably right for him or her. If your child is creative, then choose a camp that offers arts and crafts. Camp choices are as varied as children themselves. Choose a camp with the specific focus geared toward your child.

Research With pencil in hand, contact the camps you are considering and ask some specific questions. Not all camps are created equal, so ask the same questions to each camp director and compare their answers. You need to feel comfortable with their answers before you make your choice. This is not an exhaustive list, but here are a few questions to get you started: 1. Who do you hire as counselors? Are they experienced? How old are they? Are they certified in CPR and First Aid? Have they undergone a criminal record check? 2. What are your hours for the camp program? for pre and post camp care? Is there an additional cost for extended hours? 3. What is the ratio of campers to counselors? Ratios of 8:1 are common. A maximum of 10:1 is probably the maximum ratio you would want. 4. Are snacks or a lunch provided? Is the lunch program optional or mandatory? 5. Can you provide a list of references or testimonials? Word of mouth is the best reference. Ask around and find out where other parents are sending their children.

“They need to get away from the everyday stress of school as much as adults need to get away from their full time jobs.”

Day Camp versus Overnight Camp Depending on the age, maturity and independence of your child, he or she may or may not be ready for an overnight camp. Some overnight camps accept children as young as six years old. Only you can decide when the time is right.

Convenient Location Location is important because you will have to drop off and pick up your child every day. You’ll want to consider your drive time and also keep in mind the hours of the camp. Cost Of course, the cost is something to consider. The cost of camp should reflect the service provided. When comparing camps by price make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. Some camps include lunches, while others include snacks, t-shirts, hats, extended hours and off site field trips. Price alone, can be misleading. I’ve always believed, “You get what you pay for”.

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Sea Hawks swim to 23 medals

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No wonder Goulbourn Sea Hawks swim coach Val Hayward described the recent 2011 Eastern Ontario Short Course Regional Championships at the Nepean Sportsplex as the Sea Hawks’ “best regionals ever.” After all, Sea Hawk swimmers came home with 23 medals. There were a whopping 13 goal medals, 5 silver medals and 5 bronze medals. What a haul! Jayden Cole of the Sea Hawks led the way with six gold medals and brought home the 11 year old boys’ high point trophy. Thomas Knox captured three gold medals as well as a bronze while Tara Hetherington had two gold medal performances. Elizabeth Hetherington

won a gold medal, two silver medals and a bronze medal while Schae Dunlop also won a gold medal. Nick Barry won a trio of silver medals while Matt Hayward, Tamara Shaw and Sierra Zabel-Rorai all won a bronze medal. That’s it. Count them up – 23 medals in total. Last year, the Sea Hawks finished eighth in the team points tally in this regional meet but this year the Sea Hawks jumped up to sixth place, only 70 points short of fifth place. The Sea Hawks had wins in the 12 and under session and all of the Sea Hawks swimmers in the 13 and over age group made it to the evening finals. In addition, the Goulbourn Sea Hawks had swimmers who achieved qualifying standards for

Record setter SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Brianna Delaney of Stittsville continues to set records for the Robert Morris University women’s hockey team. On Friday, Feb. 18, Brianna scored a game-tying goal with just 1:46 left on the

the upcoming provincial championships. Libby Hetherington qualified for two provincial events while Nick Barry qualified in one event. Hannah Cummings qualified for her 400 metre freestyle pre-requisite time as did Sara Gilboe in the 800 metre freestyle event. These qualifiers will be competing at the Ontario provincial championships at the Nepean Sportsplex this coming weekend (Feb. 24-28). Swimmers from 19 swim clubs attended the 2011 Eastern Ontario Short Course Regional Championships at the Nepean Sportsplex on the weekend of Feb. 12/13. As such, competitive swimmers from the Goulbourn Sea Hawks swim club were competing against the top swimmers in the region.

clock to give the Robert Morris Colonials a 2-2 tie with the Syracuse University Orange in College Hockey America action in Pittsburgh. This game-tying goal was Brianna’s tenth goal of the season. She thus became the first player in Robert Morris University history to score at least ten goals in each of her first three seasons as a Colonial.


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OZ DOME TO FOOD BANK Theresa Qadri, centre, left, and Robin Derrick, centre, right, accept on behalf of the Stittsville Food Bank a cash donation from Zahide Sezerman, right, of the Oz Dome off Carp Road near highway 417 as Maurice Hartill, far left, manager of the Oz Dome, looks on. The Oz Dome also donated some foot items which had been collected for the Stittsville Food Bank.

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by Smiling Over sickness, a medical student-run organization within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. The funds raised go for paediatric cancer research. Last year the event raised over $60,000….Bea Dunning-Eaton, a longtime kindergarten teacher at Stittsville Public School, died on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Garden Terrace in Kanata. She was 81. She is survived by her second husband of 22 years, Roger Eaton.,

IRIS Optometrists Opticians Opens March 3 in Kanata! IRIS is the largest eyecare provider in Canada with over 170 locations across the country. IRIS features the finest fashion frames, lenses from the world’s leading manufacturers, famous brand sunglasses, and laser vision correction. And only IRIS gives you AIR MILES® reward miles for all your eyewear purchases. Receive $100 Cash Back on featured frames with fully coated lenses. Limited time only. See store for details.

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….Jason Euverman of the Real Canadian Superstore in Kanata recently donated a number of school knapsacks and lunch containers to Stittsville Public School for use by students who needed them….City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri was one of those who volunteered to have their heads shaved at the Ottawa 67’s home game on Friday, Feb. 11. This was the eighth annual Shave for a Cure event, organized

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