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Stittsville may soon have another roundabout. The intersection of Shea Road and Fernbank Road is being touted as the site for installation of a roundabout to help regulate the flow of traffic through this increasingly busy spot. City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri is working with city officials now on such a roundabout. The councillor has not yet seen any detailed design drawings for the roundabout but preliminary thoughts are that Shea Road north of Fernbank Road will be re-routed to the east to avoid a cell phone tower installation at the base of one of the high voltage hydro towers conducting wires that cross over part of the intersection. The existing section of Shea Road immediately

north of Fernbank Road would be closed. There will be a public meeting held for input about this roundabout idea. No date has yet been set but councillor Qadri feels that it may take place in June. The roundabout is considered preferable to any implementation of a four way stop situation at the Shea Road/Fernbank Road intersection. Councillor Qadri believes that roundabouts make more sense than other traffic control measures such as four way stops. Indeed, speaking at the recent March meeting of the Stittsville Village Association executive, councillor Qadri said that as councillor, he has agreed to only two new four way stop installations despite two dozen requests for them. See ROUND, page 4

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A LUCKY LEPRECHAUN Sarah Monk holds up the leprechaun which she made at the Limericks, Leprechauns and Luck program which was held at the Goulbourn Museum on Thursday, March 17 which was St. Patrick’s Day.


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Royal weddings, etiquette of old JOHN CURRY

Royal weddings are in the spotlight these days, what with the upcoming nuptials involving William and Kate. And so a good place to visit to get in the Royal wedding spirit is the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners just south of Stittsville where there is a new exhibit, just unveiled publicly at the Museum’s delayed Heritage Day celebration last Sunday, that deals with Royal weddings along with Royal memorabilia. The exhibit includes a display of photos of Royal personalities, with the viewer challenged to link up the individuals with their Royal spousal partners. Accompanying this new Royal exhibit is another exhibit outlining the etiquette practices of a bygone era. There is a wide assortment of Goulbourn-based photographs associated with the various applications of the etiquette of the past. The exhibit outlines the etiquette for women, the etiquette for children, the etiquette for gentlemen and the etiquette for teachers. To visually demonstrate the etiquette for women, for

instance, the exhibit features a photograph of the five Cherry sisters of Stittsville, all dressed in black dresses, taken in 1900. Among the etiquette for gentlemen is the requirement to be responsible to escort a lady to the dance floor. On the part of women, etiquette dictated that a woman should never be in the company of a man without the presence of a chaperone. For teachers, etiquette dictated that they should not get married during the term of their teaching contract and they were not permitted to smoke. The exhibit also includes a display of books on etiquette and explains the etiquette surrounding the wearing of a hat. The etiquette exhibit also features the display of a couple of dresses from bygone years. The Goulbourn Museum, located on Huntley Road at Flewellyn Road at Stanley’s Corners just south of Stittsville, is open from Tuesday through Friday and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Goulbourn Museum can be contacted at 613-831-2393 with more information available on its website at

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Admiring one of the heritage dresses on display as part of the new “More Than Manners” exhibit about etiquette in a bygone era at the launching of the exhibit at the Goulbourn Museum last Sunday, March 20 are, from left to right, Emily Monette, Lee Boltwood and Goulbourn Museum director Donna Keays-Hockey.

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Roundabout at intersection of Shea and Fernbank From page 1 These two four way stops are at West Ridge Drive and Mazari Crescent due to difficult sight lines there and at Cherry Drive and Fernbank Road because of students crossing Fernbank Road there on their way to Guardian Angels Catholic School. SVA director Phil Sweetnam voiced his support for roundabouts, saying that four way stops are very frustrating and waste a lot of vehicle energy. Councillor Qadri feels that the roundabouts now installed in the city are working quite well including a two lane one now operating in Orleans. Stittsville currently has a roundabout on Huntmar Drive at Rosehill Avenue in the Fairwinds subdivision just north of the Huntmar Drive bridge over Poole Creek north of Hazeldean Road. There are also two roundabouts on access roads in the new Grant Crossing shopping area on the north side of Hazeldean Road west of the Carp River. While currently only serving the shopping area, these roads will eventually handle traffic flowing to and from the future residential areas north of Grant Crossing.

Councillor Qadri says that establishing roundabouts at intersections is not necessarily cheaper than the installation of traffic signals since roundabouts require more land than a signalized intersection. However, there are less long term operational costs for a roundabout versus traffic signals. In addition, roundabouts are more driver friendly and more environmentally friendly as well, since long lineups do

not form waiting for a light to change. If properly used, traffic flows through a roundabout and does not back up as happens at a traffic signal. The city has instructions on how to use a roundabout on its website. One problem with the introduction of roundabouts in the city of Ottawa has been the long presence of a traffic circle at the Experimental Farm. This traffic circle has operated over the years under different rules

and so motorists familiar with it have had to readjust their thinking when going through a roundabout. This situation is going to change in that the traffic procedures at the Experimental Farm traffic circle are going to be changed to conform with the rules governing roundabouts in the city. This will make everything uniform. SVA director Anthony Tsoukanas, speaking at the last SVA

executive meeting, pointed out that roundabouts are common in both England and Australia where motorists follow specific protocols for their use. “I think we need a little more of an education program,” he said with regard to the introduction of roundabouts in the city of Ottawa. He said that it is important to follow the proper protocols for their use, especially when there are two lane roundabouts.

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City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri stands on the central island of the roundabout at the intersection of Huntmar Drive and Rosehill Avenue in the Fairwinds subdivision in Stittsville. There is now a possibility that a roundabout may be installed at the intersection of Shea Road and Fernbank Road in Stittsville.

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Roundabout rules SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

So, just what is a roundabout and what are the rules governing its operation? A roundabout is an un-signalized circular intersection engineered to maximize safety and minimize traffic delay. The key to remember is that all traffic circulates counter-clockwise within a roundabout, always to the right of the central island. In addition, all traffic entering a roundabout must yield to traffic already within the roundabout. This is different than what has been traditionally happening at the traffic circle on Prince of Wales Drive at the Experimental Farm. So, the most important motoring tips related to a roundabout are low speed on approach, approaching vehicles yield to traffic within the roundabout, vehicles drive counter clockwise within the roundabout and low speed on exit. These tips, if followed, result in the continuous movement of traffic through a roundabout. The design of a roundabout allows traffic capacities comparable to a signalized intersection but with generally a higher

degree of safety. A roundabout can offer a safer environment for pedestrians as well because the pedestrian crossing at a roundabout is reduced to two simple crossings of one way traffic moving at slow speeds. In contrast, a pedestrian crossing at a traffic signals needs to contend with vehicles turning right or left on green, vehicles turning right on red and even vehicles running the red light. On its website, the city of Ottawa offers the following tips for drivers navigating a roundabout: reduce speed when approaching a roundabout; watch for pedestrians and cyclists and be prepared to stop if necessary; when approaching a roundabout, notice the yield sign and the yield line on the pavement and then look to the left for approaching traffic within the roundabout and be prepared to stop as vehicles in the roundabout have the right of way; enter the roundabout when there is an acceptable gap in traffic within the roundabout; once in the roundabout, you have the right of way over all entering traffic; and as you exit the roundabout, maintain your slow speed and watch for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Waste Management of Canada Corporation Environmental Assessment for a New Landfill Footprint at the West Carleton Environmental Centre OPEN HOUSE #2 Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM) are undertaking an Environmental Assessment (EA) seeking approval for a new landfill footprint at the existing Ottawa Waste Management Facility (Ottawa WMF). The new landfill footprint will be one component of the proposed West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC). The proposed WCEC will be an integrated waste management facility that will include: • A new landfill footprint for disposal of residual waste materials; • Waste diversion and recycling operations; • Composting Operations; • Renewable energy facilities; and, • Recreational lands for community uses. The new landfill footprint is the only component of the WCEC that requires EA approval under the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). The proposed location of the WCEC and the new landfill footprint component is within the City of Ottawa in the area shown on the map below. The purpose of the EA is to study the potential environmental effects (positive or negative) of the proposed new landfill footprint. Key components of an EA include consultation with government agencies and the public; consideration and evaluation of alternatives; and, the management of potential environmental effects. Conducting an EA promotes good environmental planning before decisions are made about a proposal.

Consultation WM recently held a series of Public Open House events as well as a Workshop to discuss the EA for the proposed landfill footprint and other ancillary facilities to be located at the WCEC. As part of the next phase of the EA, WM will be hosting a series of Open Houses scheduled for the week of March 29th - 31st, 2011. The specific dates, times and locations for the second round of Public Open Houses are as follows: Tuesday March 29, 2011

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The WCEC Open House #2 sessions will provide an opportunity for attendees to speak directly with WM and the consulting team on the alternative methods of proceeding with the new landfill and ancillary facilities. This will also provide an opportunity to further refine the criteria, indicators and measures proposed as part of the evaluation process. Information on current studies (baseline studies), the approval process and future planned consultation activities will also be provided. Your input at this Open House will be reviewed and incorporated by WM and the Project Team in the development of a Recommended Alternative for the new landfill footprint at the WCEC.

HELPING YOUVILLE CENTRE Heather Heagney, left, communications officer for the Youville Centre, accepts a $500 donation for the Centre from Holy Spirit Parish Catholic Women’s League representatives Gaye Lalonde, centre, and Lois Desjardine, right, on Tuesday, March 15.

Lights out in Healey’s Heath SPECIAL TO THE NEWS “The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia” is a song first recorded by Vicki Lawrence in 1972 which made #1. It told of bleak happenings and corrupt justice in Georgia. For a couple of Healey’s Heath residents at Stanley’s Corners, just south

of Stittsville, the night the lights went out there was overnight on Wednesday, March 16/Thursday, March 17 when the light fixtures on their gateposts were vandalized, believed to be around 2 a.m. In one case, both light fixtures were destroyed, forcing their removal and future replacement. The incidents have been reported to the Ottawa Police Service.

In addition to attending the public open house and workshop events, you are invited to submit your comments via the project website (, mail, email or fax to the address/ number published below. We will also receive your comments on our project information line at (613) 836-8610. Ross Wallace Site Manager Waste Management 2301 Carp Road Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0 Fax: (613) 831-8928 E-mail:

Cathy Smithe Community Relations Manager Waste Management 254 Westbrook Road Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0 Fax: (613) 831-2849 E-mail:

Please note that information related to this Study will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments received will become part of the public record and may be included in Study documentation prepared for public review.

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A precious community asset We all too often forget that firefighting, just like police and other emergency work, is dangerous. It takes a tragedy like happened in Listowel, Ontario on Thursday, March 17 when two volunteer firefighters died while battling a blaze to make us all realize that there is danger is this firefighting role. And, of course, this applies not only to our volunteer firefighters like those we have here in Stittsville and Richmond but also to the full time firefighters of the Ottawa Fire Service. We all too frequently, it seems, think about our volunteer firefighters in their community role – participating in parades, visiting schools, helping with the Canada Day fireworks, serving

at pancake breakfasts. We always, as well, think about them in their firefighting and emergency roles, rushing to the scene of an accident or a house fire, at all hours of the day and night. But we never really think much about the danger that they can face when battling a fire. We know that they are well trained. We know that they place safety above all else. We know that they have the best of training and top leadership. But, as the Listowel situation has shown so painfully, these firefighters do put their lives at risk and sometimes the worst can happen – tragedy can strike. That’s why it is important for us all to remember this and when we see a volunteer firefighter somewhere at a community event, take time to thank

him or her for their service to their community, a service that can prove deadly. Our community is better and stronger because of the efforts and involvement of our volunteer firefighters in our midst. We don’t want to ever be faced like a situation that now faces the Listowel community, where they must face such a tragic consequence of people who volunteer to do this task in the community because they believe in service to that community. The possibility of a similar tragedy is always present, both here and in every other community in Ontario. Our volunteer firefighters are one of our most precious community assets. Try to tell them that every once in a while. It will mean a whole lot to them.


Remember tailfins? Remember baseball? Nostalgia, as they always say, is not what it used to be. In fact, it is becoming bigger. We used to think of nostalgia as having to do with big cars with tail fins, the Cold War and dance bands on Saturday night. Now, as our society changes at a rapid clip, more and more things we used to think of as the latest thing are heading for nostalgia land. The printed book, perhaps. Maybe the daily newspaper, at least on paper.

CHARLES GORDON Ottawa, playing outside would mean playing in the slush, but still, it could be baseball any day now. At a gathering of a particularly intense group of fans the other night, an audio tape of an old baseball game was playing. Remember audio tape?

Look what is already there: television sets that are too heavy to carry, VCRs, CDs and — suddenly — video stores. Remember the chain video store on the corner? Look again. Your grandchildren won’t remember them. And here’s a question: will they have any memory of baseball? Various events bring this thought on. The days are suddenly long and with that comes an urge to play outside after supper. Mind you, this being

It was a Montreal Expos game played in the early autumn of 1986, the last game with Duke Snider in the broadcast booth. Snider, a great outfielder and a great broadcaster, died late last month. You don’t have to be ridiculously old to remember when the voices of Snider and Dave Van Horne, calling the Expos games on Ottawa’s country music station, were the sound of summer. Snider went away in 1986. The Expos went away in the season of 2005. Only

country music radion seems to have thrived. You can’t say the same for baseball, especially in this country. The Expos are gone. The Blue Jays have not been drawing anything like the crowds they did in the last millennium. What used to be known as the Lynx Stadium has no Lynx in it. Baseball there fights for survival while the parking lot shrinks. In our neighbourhood, the park across the street, which used to be busy with Little League ball every night, now has soccer (and an terrifying array of minivans parked beside it). It is true that huge salaries are still made by baseball players south of the border and huge profits are made by owners and broadcasters and the people who resell tickets on the Internet. But the ordinary person has lost the ability to identify with millionaires and billionaires, particularly when the behaviour of many of them has been less than exemplary.

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Their pictures are not taped onto kids’ bedroom walls. Worse than the lack of adulation is the lack of emulation. Kids still want to be Sidney Crosby. Do they want to be Roy Halliday? The game won’t survive if people don’t play it. Even in the U.S., there are signs that young athletes are turning to basketball or football, rather than baseball. Here it is hockey, of course, and, increasingly, soccer, and, even more increasingly, stuff kids play while sitting in front of a computer screen. It is not fun to consider baseball as something we used to do, like square dancing or renting videos. The game, while con-

sidered too slow by some and not violent enough by others, has many qualities that other games lack. Unlike hockey, it has no clutch-and-grab, no headshots. Unlike football, coaches do not send in the plays. Oddly, athletes and fans in other countries are finding this out, while baseball edges into nostalgia in North America. In Asia and Latin America, particularly, baseball is hot. Here, we miss the Expos and we miss what used to be the enthusiasm for the Blue Jays. We miss seeing kids in the park across the way learning how to field ground balls. The nostalgia grows as the days get longer.

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Leading role for Sacred Heart’s Alexandra Isenor JOHN CURRY

Sacred Heart High School grade 12 student Alexandra Isenor is following in the footsteps of the famous Judy Garland. This April, Alexandra will be donning the ruby slippers and following the yellow brick road in the school’s production of “The Wizard of Oz,” when she plays the leading role of Dorothy, just like Judy Garland did in the 1939 film that has become the most watched motion picture of all time. This will be Alexandra’s first leading role, making it an exciting time in her life, but she is as prepared as possible for it. She has taken singing lessons for a decade. She performed in the school’s production of the musical “A Chorus Line” two years ago. She has performed with local community theatre companies Suzart Productions and Goya Theatre Productions. She has taken dance lessons. She has taken drama in high school, being involved in as many aspects of production as possible such as lighting and directing. Alexandra has sung in the Kiwanis Music Festival in the musical theatre category. She has worked

as a volunteer counselor at a drama camp. She is involved with the music ministry at Holy Spirit Parish in Stittsville where she also volunteers for such events as the children’s Christmas party. At Sacred Heart, she has been involved with The Well, the program that helps students delve into issues of faith. She took part in the Well retreat last fall and then volunteered as kitchen staff for the most recent retreat. She wanted to contribute in some way so that other students could have the same Well retreat experience that she had had. Alexandra has been involved with student council, the school choir, the White Pine reading club and with the school’s improv club. She enjoys improv because it provides time on stage and helps

develop the ability to work with others. And in the fall she will be off to the theatre program at the University of Ottawa as a prelude to attending teacher’s college and eventually becoming a drama teacher. This will combine her passions of working with children and being involved with drama. Her scholastic goal this year is to achieve a 90 percent average which she feels is achievable. This will help her not only in the hunt for scholarships but for her it is a matter of personal achievement. Alexandra, who has attended Sacred Heart since grade seven, is now rehearsing virtually every day preparing for the school’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

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…The Stittsville IDA Drug Mart is now collecting the outer milk bags that can be used in making sleeping mats and tote bags for third world countries.….Jackie Bell and Stuart Cameron at Stittsville’s Royal Bank both recently reached their 25 year anniversary milestone with the bank….The Stittsville Minor Hockey Association has received a $2,000 grant from Chevrolet’s Making Dreams Possible program to help offset the cost of coaching clinics for the SMHA’s volunteer coaches….Members of the Holy Spirit Council of the Knights of Columbus will be selling tickets in the Knights of Columbus annual car raffle this Friday, March 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and this Saturday, March 26 from noon to 6 p.m. at the LCBO store at the Jackson Trails Centre plaza in Stittsville. Funds raised will be going to the Arthritis Society….Longtime Stittsville resident Anni Regel died recently, passing away in Kitchener on Feb. 13 at the age of 83. She and her late husband Werner, who died in 2003, came to Canada from Germany in the early 1950’s, settling in Stittsville. She loved gardening, toll painting, cooking and baking. She is survived by three children and five grandchildren. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family….



Piece of cake for students SPECIAL TO THE NEWS “Let them eat cake.” These famous words are reportedly attributed to Marie Antoinette referring to starving peasants during a famine before the French Revolution in the 18th century. But while they provoked hostility in France over 200 years ago, the same words can evoke a much different reaction today.

Richmond euchre Bill Watson had a good night at the fourhand euchre hosted by the Richmond Agricultural Society at the Richmond Curling Club lounge in Richmond on Monday, March 14. He not only was one of the high score winners but also was one of the “Share

As, indeed, they did at the recent Bake Walk at Richmond Public School, held to raise money for the school. At this event, students were able to choose their favourite cakes and bid on them. And what cakes there were – a lobster cake, a castle cake, a pizza cake, a blues clues cake and flower cakes, among many others. “Let them eat cake.” You bet, let’s do it, the students said, putting their money where their mouths were. the Wealth” winners as well. A doubleheader win night! Others who were high score winners were Jackie Ralph, Sally Beaton, Jean Parks, John Casey and Mark McGuire. Other “Share the Wealth” winners were Photo courtesy of Shelina Alibhai Marion Jones and Marion Perkins. Looking over items at the Bake Walk held at Richmond Public School are students, from Winners for most lone hands were Ra- left to right, Abbi Woods, Emily Ferguson, Kirah Huntley (behind Emily), Matt Spafford chel Senechal and Bob McMullen. and Abu Alibhai.

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A little piece of the tropics in Stittsville JOHN CURRY

A little bit of the tropics came to Stittsville on Friday, March 18. It all took place at the Therien Martial Arts and Fitness facility on Cedarow Court off Hazeldean Road in Stittsville as a tropical party was the windup for a week-long kids camp held during March Break week. And what a tropical party it was, complete with a palm tree, Hawaiian leis and grass skirts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all adding to the atmosphere. This tropical party

was the culmination of a March Break camp that gave the youthful participants a wide range of fun experiences â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including becoming a ninja, testing their soccer skills, visiting Cosmic Adventures, doing a treasure hunt, learning to limbo and enjoying a visit from Little Ray and his lizards and snakes. This fun March Break program at Therien Martial Arts and Fitness in Stittsville is just the beginning. Other fun camps are being planned for this summer.

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Enjoying a tropical party last Friday, March 18 at the March Break program which was held at Therien Martial Arts and Fitness in Stittsville during the March Break week are, from left to right, front row, Connor McBryan, Samuel Beaton, Chase Johnson, Ethan Lemieuex, Kalle White, Jasper Chinn, Matthew Labelle and, behind Matthew, Benjamin Chinn; and, back row, standing, left to right, Jayden Lemieuex, Baileigh Armstrong, instructor Richard Spicer (behind Jayden and Baileigh), instructors Morrigan Coady, Barbara Armstrong and Andre Gagne and, at the right, Matthew Watson.

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Ice Marines triumph SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The United States Marines are noted for their fighting tradition and their teamwork. These traits apply also to the Stittsville Bantam B5 Ice Marines team which used a fighting spirit and a strong team effort to capture the championship in a recent tournament in Cobourg. Indeed, the Stittsville Ice Marines posted an undefeated record comprised of four wins and a tie to capture the tournament championship. Things got off a little slowly for the Ice Marines on Saturday, March 5 when they battled to a 2-2 tie against the Cobourg Black team. Troy Valters scored both goals for the Ice Marines who was selected as the MVP for

the game. Zach Gillis and Teddy Beingessner provided great penalty killing in this game as the Ice Marines played a strong defensive game. The Ice Marines took a fast 3-0 lead against a team from Orillia in their second game of the tournament but Orillia came back to tie the score 4-4 by the end of the second period. But it was the Ice Marines who eventually prevailed with a 6-4 victory. Ryan Laushway, with three goals, was the MVP for the game. In their final round robin game, the Ice Marines chalked up a 6-2 win over Oshawa, giving them first place in the ‘A’ pool of the tournament. Justin Laframboise was selected as the MVP in this game. It was the Ice Marines against

another Cobourg team in semifinal action, with the Marines winning 6-1. Justin Falcone was the MVP for the game while Troy Valters and Ryan Laushway dominated the team’s scoring. The Sunday afternoon final saw the Ice Marines take on the Cobourg White team. It did not take long for the Ice Marines to jump ahead as Ryan Laushway of the Ice Marines scored just eight seconds into the game for a 1-0 lead. Jacob Grenon added another goal to make it 2-0 going into the second period. Jarred Mazur in the Ice Marines’ net kept the Cobourg team off the scoreboard until midway through the second period but this was as close as the Cobourg squad would get. Patrick Dempsey, Troy Valters and Jacob Grenon all scored for the Ice Marines to ensure a 5-2 win and

the tournament championship. Goalie Jarred Mazur, who was the MVP in this championship game, in accepting the award, said that he wanted to share it

with teammates Ben Plunkett, Eric Belanger, Justin Laframboise and James Baak for their solid defensive play throughout the tournament.

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Members of the Stittsville Ice Marines Bantam B5 team, champions in a recent tournament in Cobourg, are, at the front, goalie Jarred Mazur; first row, left to right, Teddy Beingessner, Patrick Dempsey, Justin Laframboise, Ryan Laushway, Justin Falcone and John Morden; second row, left to right, James Baak, Jacob Grenon, Zachary Gillis and Troy Valters; and, back row, left to right, Eric Belanger, Cameron McGetrick and Ben Plunkett. Missing from the picture are player Jacob Huot and coaches John McGetrick, Phil Beingessner, Tom Gillis and Peter Valters.





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Blues music filled the gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic School in Stittsville on Friday, March 11, the last day of school before the March Break. But, for the most part, the music did not come from the three professional blues musicians present; rather, it came from the school’s grade six students who had just experienced a week of exposure to blues music and how to write and perform it thanks to the “Blues in the Schools” program associated with the Cisco Ottawa Bluefest. And so you heard the “Elementary School Blues,” a Holy Spirit original that came with performance hand movements and clapping and lyrics like “Hey, bully, leave those kids alone.” And who could ever forget the Holy Spirit version of the Beatles’ memorable, blues-based song “Scream and Shout,” which was turned into a blues ballad about the spirit week that was then just about ending at the school, with pyjamas being the featured clothing on that particular day. It was a singalong song, with the words shown on a giant screen – words like the verse “Today is Friday/TGIF/Better be no homework/On my March Break/There are no more recesses/School is out/Winter is over/And that’s no doubt!” – all delivered with the feeling and music of the blues. There, of course, was more, from the warmup blues song “Sleep in Late” led

by blues musician Tyler Kealey on the keyboard, along with rhythmic clapping from the assembled students and with its student-sung refrain “Please let me sleep in late” to a rendition of Johnny Cash’s blues-influenced song “Fulsom Prison Blues” by a group of students accompanied by blues musician Peter Voith to the Elvis Presley tune “Blue Suede Shoes” with blues musician Shawn Tavenier accompanying a group of students in this upbeat rock ‘n roll standard. The student performers also let their fellow students know something about the origins of blues music, telling them that music now known as the blues was first sung by African slaves working in the fields, reflecting their hardships but also remaining upbeat. Eventually blues music came to include anyone experiencing hard times such as a lost love. In his closing remarks at the performance, blues musician Shawn Tavenier noted that this group of Holy Spirit grade six students was the biggest group that he had worked with in five years in the Blues in the Schools program and yet the students pulled it off, delivering a spectacular performance finale. Holy Spirit principal Margaret Skinner, in thanking the school’s Parent Council for providing the funds to have the Blues in the Schools program at the school, said that the windup performance assembly was a special event for the school’s grade six students, allowing them to showcase their talents.

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Providing musical accompaniment at the Blues in the Schools windup performance show at Holy Spirit Catholic School in Stittsville are, from left to right, Jayden Cole on the keyboard; Mitchell Lowery, playing the violin; professional blues musician Tyler Kealey; and Julien Lowery.




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Holy Spirit Catholic School students who are performing in the windup Blues in the Schools performance show at the school in Stittsville on Friday, March 11 are, from left to right, Riley Weatherall, Mathew Eardley and Sean Devanderschueren.

Music in the spring air SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Spring is in the air. It’s enough to put a song on your lips. And this is exactly what it is doing for the 14-voice Goulbourn Male Chorus as this singing group, under the direction of Robert Dueck, has a spring concert in the works. Barb Creech is the group’s accompanist. “Sing Me A Story,” a concert of folk songs, ballads, songs of the sea and, yes, even more, will be presented by the Goulbourn Male Chorus on Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Stittsville. Those who attended the group’s inaugural concert before Christmas at the same site will testify that this group, just formed last September, presents an entertaining and robust program that is, quite simply, very enjoyable. More of this can be expected at this upcoming spring concert. For this spring concert, the Goulbourn

Male Chorus is being joined by the West Ottawa Children’s Chorus under the direction of Gloria Jean Nagy. This Children’s Chorus will be performing several selections written by composer Craig Cassils. So, it is going to be quite an afternoon of music, with the mature voices of the Goulbourn Male Chorus on the one hand and the youthful voices of the Children’s Chorus on the other hand. The Goulbourn Male Chorus, for its part, will present songs of several genres including irish, English, Scottish and German folk songs as well as sea shanties, ballads and gospel songs. There may also be some selections that are just plain fun songs. Two familiar folk songs will be included in the program, ideal for audience singalongs. Tickets for the concert will be available at the door at $12 for an adult. There will be free admission for those aged 16 and under.

More open houses for proposed landfill SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Another series of public open houses is being held by Waste Management as it moves along in the Environmental Assessment process related to its proposed new landfill at its Carp Road site near Stittsville. These open houses, the second in a series of such planned events dealing with the Environmental Assessment, will be held on Tuesday, March 29 at the West Carleton Amateur Sports Club in Carp, on Wednesday, march 30 at the Lions Den on Castlefrank Road in Kanata and on Thursday, March 31 at

the Stittsville Legion Hall in Stittsville. All of the open houses will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. These open houses are to provide an opportunity for area residents to speak with representatives of Waste Management and its consulting team on the alternative methods of proceeding with this new landfill site and proposed related facilities such as waste diversion and recycling operations, composting operations, renewable energy facilities and recreational lands for community use. Input provided at these open house will allow Waste Management to further refine the criteria,

indicators and measures proposed as part of the evaluation process. Information on baseline studies, the approval process and future planned consultation activities will also be provided at these open house. Input provided at these open houses will be used by Waste Management and its project team to develop a recommended alternative for the proposed new landfill footprint at the Carp Road site that is the only part of Waste Management’s proposal for a West Carleton Environmental Centre that requires approval under the Environmental Assessment Act.

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of investment in roads and sidewalks in their wards. The city is spending about $30 million on infrastructure renewal in 2011, but it should be spending more than twice that amount in order to replace aging infrastructure, said Wayne Newell, general manager of infrastructure services. Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt wants to streamline the budget process. He introduced a motion asking council to consider developing multi-year budgets. The city treasurer’s office will study that possibility, and council’s governance renewal subcommittee will debate it.

Community led meeting on Carp Landfill EA process

I am encouraging residents to attend a community meeting on Monday, March 28th between 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in regards to the Environmental Assessment Process of Waste Management’s proposal to expand the Carp Road Landfill into the West Carleton Environmental Centre. I would like to congratulate the coalition of community members who organized this meeting and give residents a chance to voice their opinions and concerns regarding landfill expansion plans. Some residents feel that the process has been rushed and the community has not had a fair opportunity to express their concerns over a possible landfill expansion. Please attend this meeting and have your say. Your comments will be forwarded to the appropriate individuals at Waste Management and the Ministry of Environment. OC Transpo’s 2011 Network Optimization Proposals OC Transpo needs your feedback into proposed network service changes to support Budget 2011. They have presented a network optimization proposal that aims to make routes more direct, productive, and reliable, while ensuring that fares are kept down and that Ottawa’s transit system remains sustainable in the long term. The service proposals alone are designed to save $19.5 million annually starting in 2012 and $6.5 million in 2011. Combined with additional efficiencies, OC Transpo anticipates finding savings of $22 million annually and $7.3 million for 2011. This network optimization proposal creates a financially sustainable footing for OC Transpo now, and for the future. Without these changes, public transit alone would increase property taxes by at least 5 per cent by 2016. The vast majority of customers – more than 90% – will not be affected by the proposed changes. However, as OC Transpo looks to eliminate some of the runs that weave in and out of streets, some transit users will have to walk a little farther to get to their bus stop. The hours of service on some routes will be reduced. OC Transpo is launching a comprehensive public consultation process so all residents can access information and participate in an online survey at The public consultation sessions will take place between March 29 and April 5. During these sessions, senior transit planning staff and Transit Commission members will be onsite to provide a presentation and answer questions. Customer Feedback Forms will also be available. The public Open Houses will take place on: Tuesday, March 29, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.) Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Place, 110 Laurier Avenue West Wednesday, March 30, 7 - 9 p.m. (presentation at 8 p.m.) Kanata Recreation Complex, Hall B, 100 Walter Baker Place Thursday, March 31, 7 - 9 p.m. (presentation at 8 p.m.) Nepean Sportsplex, Halls C and D, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue Monday, April 4, 7 - 9 p.m. (presentation at 8 p.m.) Jim Durrell Recreation Complex, Ellwood Hall, 1265 Walkey Road Tuesday, April 5, 7 - 9 p.m. (presentation at 8 p.m.) Shenkman Arts Centre, Music Rehearsal Hall, 245 Centrum Boulevard You can also contact OC Transpo at 613-741-4390. Feedback is being collected until April 7. Upon completion of the public consultations, OC Transpo will prepare the final

recommendations for the network. They will be presented at the Transit Commission meeting on April 20, 2011, when public delegations will have the chance to address the Commission. A final decision will also be made on April 20. When changes are approved, they will go into effect in September, when the fall service schedule is taking place. Final week to submit nominations for Stittsville Appreciation Awards My office is still accepting nominations for the Stittsville Appreciation Awards, recognizing the remarkable contributions individuals and businesses have made in our community. Categories include the Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year, Senior of the Year (age 65 and older), Youth of the Year (19 and younger), and Business of the Year. Nomination forms can be obtained from my ward office, or on my website, located at Nominations must be received March 31st, 2011. Winners will be announced at the Appreciation Awards evening, which will be held on April 19 at 7 pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Please include a detailed, written submission outlining why you are nominating a particular individual or business. Register for the annual spring Clean up the Capital campaign The City of Ottawa in partnership with Tim Hortons has the annual Spring Cleaning the Capital Campaign. Each year, the City of Ottawa’s Public Works Department sees entire communities – including schools, neighbourhood organizations and associations, businesses, families, friends and individuals take up the Cleaning the Capital challenge. A record 91,300 participants made Cleaning the Capital 2010 the most successful campaign to date. With your help, Cleaning the Capital can be bigger and better in 2011. Registration is quick and easy. All you have to do is select a cleanup location where litter or graffiti has accumulated over the winter months. It can be a park, woodlot, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway, schoolyard or any public property requiring tidying up. Once you have chosen your cleanup location, you can register online at or by calling 3-1-1. Cleanup Starter Kits for litter pickup and/or graffiti removal projects are available to all registered volunteers. Litter Pickup Starter Kits include disposable vinyl gloves, garbage bags and leaf-and-yard waste bags. Graffiti Removal Starter Kits include graffiti removal wipes, masks and gloves. All kits come with helpful project and safety information to guide your cleanup project. The campaign runs from April 15th to May 15th. By submitting your online Cleanup Reports by May 31st, you will also be eligible to win one of the prizes donated by our generous sponsors. For more information and to register, visit clean or call 3-1-1. 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 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. 450066

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Settling along the Rideau JOHN CURRY

United Empire Loyalists were early settlers in the Rideau River area. While other areas such as along the St. Lawrence River, the Quinte area west of Kingston, the Niagara area, the Eastern townships and even Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are perhaps better known as the areas where United Empire Loyalists settled after leaving the United States as a result of the American Revolution, the Rideau River area was also one of the destinations for the Loyalists. This United Empire Loyalist flavour to this Rideau River area can be found in some of the names now associated with

the area. Smiths Falls gets its name from a Major Smith, a Loyalist, who received his land grant there in 1786. Charles Jones, another Loyalist, is the person behind the name of Jones Falls, another Rideau River location. Roger Stevens, after whom a city of Ottawa road is named (Roger Stevens Drive) and the person considered to be the first settler in the future Carleton County, was a spy for the British in Vermont and the New England area after twice being imprisoned for his Loyalist sympathies. He eventually landed in the Rideau area in 1788 and drowned in that very Rideau River in 1793. His daughter, Martha, married Colonel Stephen Burritt who settled along the Rideau in 1793, along with his brothers.

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The present-day community of Burritt’s Rapids, which is partly in the city of Ottawa, bears his name. William Merrick acquired a sawmill from Roger Stevens at what is now Merrickville and developed more mills there. There is some debate about whether he was a true Loyalist or whether he had just come to the area for the available land. There are no records of him serving the British in any capacity during the American Revolution, a requirement for being considered a Loyalist. The whole area along the Rideau River from present-day Merrickville to Burritt’s Rapids was settled by Loyalists, as were other areas such as South Gower and Kitley townships. Nepean township was also surveyed early in the 1783-84 period, along with these other areas, but the Nepean area along the Rideau was deemed inhospitable at that time which is why Loyalist settlement happened farther upstream. The lower Rideau in Nepean was considered too marshy (Dow’s Lake was a swamp at that time) and the Hog’s Back falls prevented easy navigation along that part of the river. There were some land grants given around the mouth of the Rideau River in what is now the New Edinburgh area but the recipients never took up residence there. All of this and more, including background information about the American Revolution, was presented to a capacity crowd of over 50 at the meeting room of the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library last Saturday, March 19 at the monthly meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society by Brian Tackaberry, president of the Bay of Quinte Branch of the United Empire Loyalist and a member of the Sir Guy Carleton Branch in Ottawa, who delivered a presentation entitled “Loyalist Settlements in Eastern Ontario.” He gave some background about the American Revolution which he said was really not so much a war between Britain and the American colonies as a civil war within the colonies, with one third of the population rebels, one third loyal to the British Crown and the other one third of the population sitting on the fence. He explained, though, that the rebels set up Committees of Public Safety which used aggressive tactics against those loyal to the British – tactics such

as tar and feathering and pouring hot tea down their throats. Mr. Tackaberry told how Loyalist regiments were formed to combat the rebels, with three of the main ones being the King’s Yorkers, the Butlers and the Queen’s Rangers. The King’s Royal Regiment of New York was the largest of these Loyalist brigades. When these Loyalists choose to flea to British land to the north, they travelled by several routes: from Boston to Halifax and St. John, New Brunswick; from New York City by sail to Quebec City and Sorel and then to the north shore of the St. Lawrence; overland through Albany and Lake Champlain; and overland through New York State to the Niagara area. Many fled only with the clothes on their backs and with what they could carry. Two main areas were surveyed as the home for these Loyalists. One was the socalled Royal townships stretching along the St. Lawrence River from Cornwall to Brockville while the other was the area along the north shore of Lake Ontario west of Kingston. The Rideau River area was a third, lesser area, along with the Niagara area. Each Loyalist settler received a land grant with the acerage depending on his military rank, ranging from 100 acres for a private to 700 for a captain and more for those above the rank of captain. In addition, each additional person in a family meant 50 more acres. “So the government was very generous to the land it was giving to these Loyalists,” Mr. Tackaberry said in his presentation. Indeed, in an unusual step for that era, the British government treated women equal to men and both the sons and daughters of Loyalists were eligible to receive 200 acres of land. It was Lord Dorchester who, in a 1792 proclamation, created what was really the first Canadian hereditary title, allowing Loyalists to write U.E. (for Unity of Empire) after their names. There is a website,, which provides more information about United Empire Loyalists and details how a person can have Loyalist roots confirmed. Basically, a Loyalist designation can be obtained if it can be proven that an ancestor did something to support the Loyalist cause at the time of the American Revolution.

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Brian Tackaberry, left, shows a soldier’s garb from the Loyalist Butler’s Rangers to June and Ivan Warner, right, which he had on display for his presentation about Loyalist settlements in Eastern Ontario which he gave at the March meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society in Stittsville on Saturday, March 19.




There was art, art and more art at Art Mad in Stittsville during last week’s March Break. The art supply and instruction shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre offered a variety of arts and crafts activities for youth throughout the week.

There was making papier mache masks, painting t-shirts and tote bags, making robots and working with Plasticine. For the older youth group, there was instruction in various art forms such as pastels and Manga which is used in cartoon art. The papier mache masks took on a variety of finished forms

such as an owl, a bear, a rainbow and a vampire cat. The masks were created using a balloon as the form to create the rounded mask shape. Then it was up to the youngsters, aged 6 to 9, to create the finished image with their paints. They all drew a sketch plan before starting on their papier

mache mask to provide guidance as they proceeded with the project. The Manga workshop, for those aged 10 through 17, featured instruction on how to create the art form – for instance, sometimes using a stickman form to learn how to portray motion. The pastels and charcoal

workshop with artist Janet Knowles, which attracted youth aged 8 through 12, saw the creation of sea creatures as a learning tool. There was also tracing of figures or just creating them from imagination, among other exercises to develop the artistic talents essential for pastel and charcoal drawing.

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John Curry photo Victoria D’Amico, left, and Sydney D’Amico, right, work together on painting their tshirts at the March Break art program at Art Mad at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Sophia Macedo puts the finishing touches on her Justin Bieber t-shirt in a March Break art program at Art Mad at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Stittsville. Stittsville.


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Holding the papier mache masks which they made at a March Break art and crafts program at Art Mad at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Stittsville are, from left to right, Simon Griffiths, D o r o t h y Goddard and Haley Droeske.

With the papier mache masks which they made at a March Break art and crafts program at Art Mad at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Stittsville are, from left to right, Emily Spendlove, Sophia Macedo and Rylee Lyons. John Curry photo

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Holding the robots which they assembled and painted at a March Break program at Art Mad at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Stittsville are Simon Griffiths, left, and Liam Cavanagh, right.

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Working on their Manga artwork in a March Break art program at Art Mad at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Stittsville are Elise Moore, left, foreground, and Carmen Neske, right, background.

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And while the actual trade show itself will be held in the library of the Abbott Street school on Tuesday, April 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., there are online purchase opportunities that will prevail from this Thursday, March 24 through to Friday, April 8. All seven of the participating trade show businesses will credit identified online purchases as well as orders by telephone or by email made during this extended time period to the fundraising campaign. A portion of all sales are being donated back to the child care centre by the participating businesses. The parent fundraising committee feels that this trade show is an innovative approach to needed fundraising for the cooperative child care centre as it involves the community, helps seven local businesses, provides an opportunity for customers to connect with these entrepreneurs, and allows fundraising while providing items that people would want to purchase, especially with Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, not to mention those family birthdays.. “It’s kind of a win, win, win,” Joelle Mackenzie, one of the

parent organizers, says about the situation. In planning the event, the organizers tried to ensure a wide range of business involvement, covering all kinds of tastes. That is why there are eco-friendly toys, unique jewellery, beauty products, the list goes on. They are products that you would want to purchase even if they were not part of a fundraising campaign. There are also a number of prizes, worth $650 in total, that will be given away to those participating in the fundraising campaign. There will be a prize for online participation and another prize for attendance at the actual trade show on April 5. All in all, there are door prizes donated by Stampin’ Up! (Monica Hornof), Epicure Selections (Jillian McKim), The Laundry Tarts, Local Lawns, Salon Estetica (Anita Del Ciotto Abramo), Lavender Salts (Joelle Mackenzie), Pillowpacker Pillows, Saunders Farm, Arbonne (Diane Lacroix), Eko Bear, Mabel’s Labels, Steeped (Kindell Tolmie), PartyLite, Irish Hills Golf & Country Club and Ottawa Integrated Health Centre. Those planning to attend the

trade show itself on Tuesday, April 5 are reminded to bring along cash if possible because some of the participating businesses do not accept credit cards. The organizing committee started its work before Christmas and came up with the trade show/online sales concept because they wanted an innovative approach to fundraising. They did not want to resort to the standard food or chocolate sales, enticing people to purchase items that they really did not want. The funds raised by this trade show initiative will be going to help fund the purchase of new outdoor toys and play structures for the children who attend the cooperative child care centre. A total of 81 children attend the centre, ranging from 18 months through to 10 years of age. The centre’s school age program runs from September through June while its toddler and pre-school programs operate year round. If this year’s initial event proves successful, the organizers hope to expand the event next year, involving even more businesses.

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Youngsters at the Le Manege cooperative child care centre at Ecole Jean-Paul II in Stittsville who are looking forward to new outdoor toys and play structures that may be forthcoming from funds raised at the centre’s upcoming trade show are, from left to right, Andre Raymond, Daniel Raymond, Virginie Angiolini, Malcolm Mackenzie, Philip Mackenzie and Liam Mackenzie.

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RVA ups its budget for 2011 to $12,650 JOHN CURRY

The Richmond Village Association (RVA) has upped its budget in 2011. The budget, approved at the RVA’s recent annual general meeting, is $12,650. This is an increase from the RVA’s 2010 expenses which amounted to $9,979.11. “We have to find a bit more money”, commented RVA immediate past president Bruce Webster when the budget was approved, a comment to which RVA treasurer Judy Wagdin indicated agreement. In 2010, the RVA received $6,764 in funding from the city of Ottawa. RVA fundraising amounted to $2,465, for a total RVA income for the year of $9,229. The 2011 budget will cover seven categories including winter activities, community activities, community flyers, fees/permits, community seasonal, administration costs and advertising. The winter activities, which include the Santa Claus parade, the Winter Wonderland banner contest and the Lighting of the Park ceremony had expenses of

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PC nomination meeting at Scotiabank Place on March 31 DEREK DUNN

At roughly 1,000 supporters each, the March 31 battle between Norm Sterling and Jack MacLaren is as exciting as any provincial election. The two have campaigned for several months for the right to represent the Progressive Conservative party in the riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills in the lead-up to Ontario’s 40th general election Oct. 6. The riding covers Stittsville, Richmond and Goulbourn as well as Kanata, West Carleton, Almonte and

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Mississippi Mills. Sterling, viewed as a centrist, is the elder statesman with 33 years experience in provincial politics. MacLaren, considered on the right side of the party, is a former president of the Ontario Landowners’ Association and a farmer and engineer living at MacLaren’s Landing in West Carleton. The campaign has been feisty, with some calling exposure of internal party politics a sign of a “robust democracy” and others calling it a fight that threatens to split the local party to its core. Sterling counters the charge he is a career politician by talking up his days as a lawyer. Some say Sterling doesn’t do enough to solve constituents’ issues; he insists he has “helped a lot of people.” MacLaren answers every challenge to his libertarian values with assertions that today’s governments lack the moderate, middle way they once held. Some say his preoccupation with rural property rights issues puts him out of touch with suburban voters in Kanata and

Stittsville, to which he responds with “property rights affects urban landowners as well.” Sterling says MacLaren is on the wrong side of major local issues such as the Carp landfill expansion (which Sterling opposes) and the Nortel pension fiasco. He said MacLaren has little interest in other issues such as providing more classroom spaces in Kanata. MacLaren, for his part, says Sterling can’t possibly stay fresh and offer new ideas after three decades in office. He promised to serve no more than “two or three terms” and will dedicate his time to reducing the size of government. He maintains the way for the PCs to lose the coming election is fight the McGuinty Liberals for the centre. The campaign spilled into local and national newspapers when MacLaren earlier this year attempted to displace those on the riding executive with his own people, a move many saw as too aggressive. It failed. Then came the now-infamous letter to a Toronto newspaper from Conservative MP Scott Reid, accusing Sterling of ne-

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This Saturday, March 26, Ottawa may face its darkest hour. In a good way. Earth Hour, the worldwide event that began in Sydney, Australia in 2007, asks individuals to turn off the lights and reduce energy use for an hour on Saturday, march 26 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This will be the fourth consecutive year that Ottawa residents will take part in the event. Last year Hydro Ottawa measured a six percent decrease in electricity use during Earth


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MacLaren, saying he never gets involved in nominations. However, that’s not the way Sterling sees it, linking the two as closely as possible. “They are either sloppy or doing something wrong,” he said, then refusing to comment further. Observers say the internal bickering could open the door for a high-profile Liberal candidate to steal longtime Tory stronghold in the fall election. But when Ottawa-West Nepean Liberal MPP Bob Chiarelli was asked on repeated occasions to address the campaign and provide an update as to whom might represent his party in the Carleton-Mississippi Mills riding in the election, he was unavailable for comment. The nomination meeting will be held at Scotiabank Place on Thursday, March 31. The location was switched from Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville to ensure that all 2,000 or so attendees could assemble together in one spot to hear the candidate speeches.

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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME The Friendship Club invites new members to join and try out the many activities provided by the Club. A monthly luncheon is held on the last Wednesday of the month. The January, February and March luncheons will all be held at the Stittsville Community Centre’s hall. The April to December luncheons will be held at the Glen Mar Golf and Country Club. The annual membership fee

is only $12 per person. Those interested should contact membership coordinator Lorraine Gillies at 613-599-3297. MARCH LUNCHEON The luncheon on Wednesday, March 30 will be held at the Stittsville District Community Centre (Johnny Leroux Community Arena) hall with a menu of cottage pie, salad, broccoli and cauliflower soup, homemade bread and tarts for dessert. The meal will be catered by the Glen Mar Golf and Country Club. The entertainment will be provided by Noel Demmer. Those planning to attend should R.S.V.P. to Gloria at 613831-8819 by Friday, March 25.

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Sarah Forsyth, left, curator of collections of the Goulbourn Museum, gives advice on making calling cards and key chains to youngsters Aiden McCooeye, left, centre, and Conall McCooeye, right, as their mother Brenda McCooeye, centre, background, looks on at the March Break Keepsakes program at the Goulbourn Museum on Tuesday, March 15.

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Colouring shamrocks and rainbows at the Limericks, Leprechauns and Luck program which was held at the Goulbourn Museum on Thursday, March 17 which was St. Patrick’s Day are, from left to right, Grace Barclay, Michael Houston and Madison Houston.

The Amberway Resident’s Community Association has a mission and money. But what it really needs is manpower to make it all happen. This hopefully is what will be solved at the upcoming annual general meeting of the Association which will take place on Tuesday, March 29 starting at 7 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. The Community Association has lost executive members recently as they have moved to other areas in Stittsville. Indeed, the positions of president, vice-president, treasurer and two representatives will all be open at the annual general meeting. All residents of the Amberway area of Stittsville, which includes Victor Street, Denham Way, Greer Street and Savage Drive, are eligible to fill these executive positions. The Amberway Resident’s Community Association exists to help foster a sense of community within the Amberway area. In addition, it represents the community’s interests to the city of Ottawa, facilitates spring clean up and park beautification and holds community events such as fun days and street parties. For more information about the Amberway Resident’s Community Association, please contact current president Don Carter at

Rural villages on agenda for city JOHN CURRY

The city of Ottawa is turning its attention to rural villages. The city is holding a series of public workshops to talk about various villages and to receive input on matters such as what kinds of land uses should be allowed in villages, challenges in villages related to servicing and infrastructure such as roads, the rural environment such as greenspace and water protection and the character of the community i.e. how a village should look and feel. Twenty-four of the 26 designated villages in the city’s Official Plan are going to be covered through these workshops. Only North Gower and Richmond, which have recently completed village plans, are not being included in this project. The workshop for the village communities of Ashton, Munster and Fallowfield will be held on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Goulbourn Town Hall on Huntley Road at Stanley’s Corners just south of Stittsville. More information about this workshop is available by contacting city of Ottawa planner Emily Davies

at 613-580-2424, ext. 23463 or via email at More information can also be obtained by checking out the website These workshops will allow the city to consolidate existing Official Plan policies into one consistent set of policies that will apply equally to all villages that do not have a separate, independent plan. These workshops will help develop a vision statement for each village, to identify any specific needs for the village and help create an updated land use schedule for the village. Planning policies with regard to Ashton go back to policies approved in the former Township of Goulbourn Official Plan that dates to the 1990’s. As a result, the policies need to be updated. Ashton is on the boundary line between the city of Ottawa and the township of Beckwith in Lanark County. The Beckwith township portion of Ashton has limited development potential as the township of Beckwith’s Official Plan limits development there to infill severances and a limited number of new severances. Most of the existing dwelling units



in Ashton are in the city of Ottawa part of the village, namely 36 dwelling units with a population of 111. The Ottawa portion of Ashton contains only 1.6 hectares of vacant land and as a result the development potential within the village boundary is only seven new lots. Munster, also covered at present by policies in the former Township of Goulbourn Official Plan from the 1990’s, has a population of 1,357, with 438 dwelling units. It is served by central sewer and a communal water system, both of which are considered at capacity. There is only .2 hectares of vacant land within the village limits, leaving a potential for only one new dwelling unit. Fallowfield, which is covered by policies included in the former City of Nepean Official Plan that dates to the 1990’s, has a population of 366 people in 123 dwelling units. Its development potential is limited to 17 new lots within the village boundary. Fallowfield village homes are serviced via individual wells and septic systems. The city of Ottawa is now working to complete a village ground water characterization study to assess the groundwater of the village.

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Richmond Legion happenings WENDY RYAN Special to the News

The Richmond Legion has a newly renovated kitchen thanks to Don Wakerell, John Villeneuve and John Olsen. The old white cupboards, counter and sinks have been replaced with wood cabinets, a new double sink with an arched tap and a dishwasher. The provincial service officer will be at

the Richmond Legion branch during the week of April 4th. If there are any veterans, spouses of veterans (living or deceased) or families of veterans who have any questions and concerns, the provincial service officer should hear them. Please contact the Richmond Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s branch service officer Brian Goss at 613838-4269 to set up an appointment. The Richmond Legion will be taking part in the village-wide garage sale on

Saturday, May 7, including the very popular plant table. It will get underway at 9 a.m. that day. The annual branch elections will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m. at the Legion Hall. There is a need for people to step forward to consider chairing or cochairing one of the branch committees. The barbeque dates have been set for the coming summer: May 27, June 17, July 8, July 22, Aug. 5, Aug. 19, Sept. 2 and Sept. 23. There is only one in June because there is the branch dinner on Saturday, June 4 and a golf tournament

on Saturday, June 11. Bursaries are available for local students to help with post-secondary education. The application is available on the Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website (Youth Ed Section). Coffee is served every weekday at 10 a.m. at the Richmond Legion Hall. There are exercise classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The card game â&#x20AC;&#x153;500â&#x20AC;? is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Euchre goes at 1:30 p.m. every Friday. Everyone in the community is welcome to take part in any or all of these activities.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Glitter Bugs,â&#x20AC;? female impersonators, will be at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. Only a limited number of tickets are being sold. They can be purchased at $25 per person at the Legion Hall at 613836-1632 or by calling Barb at 613836-7823. The ticket will include a light snack. Karaoke with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yellow Doryâ&#x20AC;? will be held at the Legion Hall this Saturday, March 26 starting at 8 p.m. This will be a special night as there will be a King and queen crowned and there will be lots of prizes. On Sunday, April 10, the Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Auxiliary is holding a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Legion Hall. There will be a bake table as well as a gift table. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Dart player Don Lenard has installed new dart boards and score boards in the downstairs lounge at the Legion Hall. Service Officer Comrade John Morrison will be at the Legion Hall on Monday, April 11. Anyone interested in speaking with him should call the Legion Hall at 613836-1632 for an appointment. The next bus trip to the Slots at Rideau Carleton will be on Wednesday, April 6. For more information, please call Marion Gullock at 613-836-5254. A dart tournament with the Constance Bay Legion will be held at the Stittsville legion Hall on Saturday, March 26 beginning at 10 a.m. Post-secondary bursary forms are available at the Legion Hall. The cut off date for submission is March 31. At the euchre at the Legion Hall on Tuesday, March 8, Lila Chamberlain had the ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; high score, with Merna Robertson placing second. Randy Clouthier had the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high score, with David Faubert as the runner-up. Joan Benoit had the low score while Brenda Seguin had the hidden score. Judy Knox had the most lone hands. Both door prizes were won by John Leroux. At the euchre at the Legion Hall on Tuesday, March 15, David Faubert had the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high score while Bobby McGillivery had the ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; high score. D.J. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell had the low score.

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Hornets champs, overcome injury SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The Goulbourn Hornets major bantam girls’ basketball team had to overcome not only stiff opposition but also a dramatic injury to a teammate in winning the Kingston Impact Girls’ Major Bantam AAA Tournament on the weekend of March 4-6. In the semi-final game against the Russell Rockets, the Hornets watched as their teammate Katie Kennedy was carried away on a stretcher. Katie and teammate Madison Graves collided when they were both going after the ball. Katie fell backwards and banged her head on the gym floor. As a precautionary measure, paramedics decided to take her to the hospital to get her checked out. Fortunately, Katie was able to return to watch her teammates win the gold medals in the subsequent championship game. In this final game, the Hornets faced off against the Cornwall Lions, jumping into an 11-3 lead after the first quarter. Cornwall, though, did not give up and

closed to within a basket going into the fourth quarter. Clutch foul shooting by the Hornets in the final quarter made the difference, as the Goulbourn squad won 32-30, capturing the gold medals. The Goulbourn Hornets won all three of their pool round games to advance to playoff action in the tournament. In these pool games, the Hornets beat Orillia 49-21, Belleville 64-18 and Kingston 32-10. Chloe Brownlee, Katie Kennedy and Madison Graves were selected as the Hornet players of the game in these encounters. In semi-final action, where Katie Kennedy was injured and left on a stretcher, the Russell Rockets led 12-10 after the first quarter. But the Hornets found their range in the second quarter, scoring 20 points to lead by 15 at half time. Despite Katie Kennedy’s injury, the Hornets managed to defeat Russell and advance to the championship game against the Cornwall Lions.

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Members of the Goulbourn Hornets major bantam girls’ basketball team, champions in the recent Kingston Impact Girls’ Major Bantam AAA Tournament, are, front row, left to right, Devon Kedrosky, Madison Graves, Vanessa Burgess, Adrianna Nystedt, Paige Kedrosky and Andrea Banks; and, back row, left to right, assistant coach Kevin Kennedy, Aelah Thomson, Julia Blais, Anyssa Close, parent helper Jeff Graves, Katie Kennedy, Chloe Brownlee and coach Scott Nystedt. Missing from the picture are player Emma Streatch, who was injured for the tournament, and assistant coach Paul Streatch.


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Skaters dance to silver medals SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

What a time to perform better than ever before! No wonder figure skaters Alex Gunther of the Goulbourn Skating Club and his dance partner Chelsea Sheridan of the Gloucester Skating Club are provincial silver medalists. It all happened at the 2011 Ontario Trillium STARskate Championship in Port Credit, Ontario on Saturday, March 12 where the pair skated away with the silver medals after performing a Willow Waltz and a Fiesta Tango.

These are the same two dances which they performed in the pre-juvenile dance category at the Eastern Ontario STARskate Invitational Championship at the beginning of February which qualified them to represent the Eastern Ontario Section at the Trillium Championship. Alex Gunther has been skating with the Goulbourn Skating Club since October 2007 when he started in the Canskate program. He quickly developed a passion for figure skating and participated in his first competition just two months later. He

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