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The oldest community newspaper in the city of Ottawa - founded in 1957 May 12, 2011 | 36 Pages

Volume 54 Issue No. 19

Video victory Richmond teens capture online competition EMMA JACKSON

PIECE OF CAKE Annual cake auction at Sacred Heart High School 5

TURNING FIFTY Giant Tiger celebrates 50th anniversary with BBQ, face painting and more 9

A group of Richmond teens has won the top prize in the Ottawa Public Library’s teen video contest. The four youth took the top spot in the online video contest for their short video rendition of S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders.” The video contest was launched in early March to encourage teens aged 13 to 18 to make a oneminute video about a favourite book and post it to YouTube. Grade 12 South Carleton high school students Matt McGuire, Howie Warren, Alex St-Jean and Tim Berg chose to recreate the classic teen novel’s most memorable fights between the Greasers and the Socs, including the scene where Johnny kills another kid and ultimately dies in hospital from other injuries. See RICHMOND. page 3

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DANCING FOR BREAST CANCER ACTION At the Breast Friends FUNdraiser in support of Breast Cancer Action at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville on Friday evening, May 6 are, from left to right, Karen Graszat, executive director of Breast Cancer Action, a resource and support centre for breast cancer patients and survivors; Rhonda Evans, a member of the Breast Cancer Action Board of Directors; and Allison Prest, fitness director at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex. The FUNdraiser included a three hour dance-a-thon as well as a silent auction.



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Songs from childhood JOHN CURRY

Even the teddy bears and stuffed toys looking on from the

side of seemed Jubilee “Teddy group’s

the performance area to enjoy the Goulbourn Singers’ rendition of Bears’ Picnic” at the annual spring concert

last Saturday. But this was only one of numerous poignant and touching moments in the concert’s foray into the songs of childhood which indeed was the title for this year’s concert – Songs from Childhood.”


And these ranged from songs related to the Friendly Giant to the Wizard of Oz to the Walt Disney theme song “When You Wish Upon A Star” first sung by Jiminy Cricket in the 1940 production of Pinocchio to “Skinamarink,” the song made famous by the children’s entertainment trio of Sharon, Lois and Bram. Red, yellow, blue and green balloons adorned each side of the performance area for the concert which this year was held at the Glen Cairn United Church in Kanata. Stuffed toys, “A”, “B”, “C” blocks and a rocking chair, all arranged to the left of the performance area, ensured that the concert’s childhood theme could never stray from the audience’s consciousness. And while the songs were from childhood experiences and memories, Goulbourn Jubilee Singers director Linda Crawford said it best at the concert when she noted that while the choir’s offerings may be the songs of childhood, they nonetheless are musical vehicles giving lifelong pleasure. The Jubilee Singers, as per tradition, were joined at this concert by members of the Junior Jubilees, the junior choir associated with the Jubilee Singers. So, these youthful voices provided such memorable tunes as “Yellow Submarine,” “Rubber Duckie,” “Edelweiss,” and what may be the world’s longest

one word song title, “Supercaliffragilisticexpeallidocious.” The senior Jubilee Singers, performing with a colourful flair thanks to cloth banners of different colours (red, yellow, blue and green) hanging from their song books, sang such tunes as “You are 16, Going on 17” from The Sound of Music and “Hushabye Mountain,” first sung in the 1968 move “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” The Jubilee Singers also included both “Amazing Grace” and “River in Judea” in their offerings and while these may not be specifically songs of childhood, they are great additions to any concert. Linda Crawford directs the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and the Junior Jubilees, while Doll Creelman is the accompanist for both groups. Jane Simpson was the executive producer for this spring’s concert while Harvey Renaud was back in his role as stage manager. Katherine Allan of the Junior Jubilees sang a solo in the concert as did Karolina Moo. Sue Lopez of the Jubilee Singers also sang a solo in the rendition of “Do-Re-Mi” from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” which featured the combined voices of both the Jubilee Singers and Junior Jubilees. Meghan McInnis accompanied several of the songs in the concert on her flute. She also performed a flute solo with “You are 16, Going on 17.”

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Generous heart, love of singing and passion for fashion Sacred Heart High School grade 10 student Kiana Norman had a friend suffering from cancer. Not one to stand by in such a situation, Kiana arranged a lunchtime bake sale at the school which raised funds so that she could buy a gift for her suffering friend. Kiana eventually held three such bake sales at the school, raising a total of $700 in the final two, money which was donated for cancer research. Kiana, while spearheading the bake sales, acknowledges that she had lots of help from friends in organizing these three events. Unfortunately her friend has since passed away. There may be more fundraising bake sales held to benefit cancer research but if not, Kiana says that she will find other ways to direct funds to help cancer research in memory of her friend. Having a generous heart is not Kiana’s only asset. She also loves to sing and has a passion for fashion. Indeed, her goal is to eventually open up her own bridal shop with an international focus. “I’ve been very passionate about fashion since grade three,” Kiana says, saying that she hopes to attend a fashion design course at Ryerson in Toronto before opening her own business specializing in bridal gowns and prom dresses. As far as her singing goes, Kiana, who turns 16 in October, has never taken singing lessons but she admits that she has been singing ever since she could talk. She describes her singing style as a mixture of country and pop. She used to play the clarinet in elementary school and is now just starting to learn how to play the guitar.

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From page 1 As first place winners the group won an Apple iPad, which they said they will likely sell to their tech teacher and split the cash, since the iPad can’t easily be shared. McGuire said the group took on the project on relatively short notice when their communications technology teacher discovered the contest online and offered it as an extra credit project at the end of March. Storyboard artist Alex St-Jean said it took them a few days to figure out what they wanted to do and where to film in order to make a storyboard. Since filming locations are limited in Richmond, the group said they mostly stuck to the Jock River Park and the local grocery store to shoot their scenes, which they completed in an afternoon. McGuire said it wasn’t hard to shoot fight scenes from the book, since the group often makes similar films for fun on their own. “We kind of have some experience with filming fight scenes,” he laughed. “But there’s always the issue of getting the angle right and making it look realistic.” Second place went to Daniel Parkes Jr for his video about C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the witch and the Wardrobe, and third place was awarded to Nepean resident Robert Cloutier for his video depicting

George Orwell’s 1984. The Ottawa Public Library received a total of 51 video submissions in the contest. In order to participate, teens between the ages of 13 and 18 had to create a one minute video about a favourite book and upload it to Youtube. Teens could choose to produce a book trailer, a parody, a review, a dramatization of a favourite scene or anything related to the chosen book. “This contest was a way to bring together what teens are reading with new technologies,” said Jane Venus, manager of children and teen services at the Ottawa Public Library. To view the submissions, go to Youtube and type OPLtvc2011 in the search box. “The Outsiders” is a coming-of-age novel first published in 1967 which tells the story of two rival groups, the Greasers and the Socs, who come from different socio-economic worlds. It was made into a movie in 1983. “The Outsiders” was a controversial book when it was first published. The book was even banned from some schools and libraries because of its portrayal of gang violence, underage smoking and drinking and its strong language and family dysfunction. However, nowadays, it is even part of the curriculum in some schools. Its author, S.E. Hinton, remains as one of today’s most popular writers of young adult fiction.

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Kiana has perfor med at various talent shows at the school but much of her singing is done for her own pleasure. “I tend to sing at home quite often,” she says, saying that singing a lw ay s makes her feel better Kiana Norman as she loses herself in the singing which gets her mind off anything else going on. Kiana used to play competitive soccer and figure skate but currently has put athletic endeavours on the back burner because of time and cost concerns, preferring now to hit the gym for a workout every once in a while. This year in school, she is really enjoying her math and art courses and has found the religion course very interesting. She is particularly interested in any business courses in view of the fact that eventually she hopes to open her own fashion-based business. Kiana, who likes hanging out with her friends at Tim Hortons or McDonald’s, admits to being a cell phone junkie.

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Dear Stittsville Residents,

With the large amount of rainfall Ottawa has received these past few weeks, you are being asked to stay off the ball diamonds to prevent damage to water soaked areas. Access to ball diamonds will be postponed until conditions improve next week. Saturated grounds have prevented Public Works staff from accessing the diamonds to perform the necessary spring maintenance. Staff will continue to work extremely hard to prepare City of Ottawa ball diamonds for public use as weather permits. Please be reminded that access to sports fields is not permitted until May 15, 2011. Thank you for your patience and for helping to keep Ottawa’s fields in good condition. Be Prepared... Are you ready? While it’s always a good idea to be prepared for an emergency, the City of Ottawa is encouraging all residents to take some time during Emergency Preparedness Week, May 1 to 7, to ask themselves the question, “Am I ready?” The recent outdoor water use ban for Riverside South, Barrhaven and Manotick, issued to maintain safe drinking water, or the boil order experienced by residents in Munster Hamlet as a result of power outages during Thursday’s windstorm, show that we are not immune to potential emergency situations. A personal and home emergency preparedness plan and kit is just as valuable as any other form of insurance that you may hold for your family and dwelling. Home emergency planning is simple: • know the risks • make a plan • make an emergency kit. Your kit should include at least four litres of water per adult, per day for drinking, cooking and washing, for at least a three-day period. Children, nursing mothers and people with special needs will need extra water. The City and other levels of government plan for emergencies on an ongoing basis so that they are always ready to respond. However, the responsibility for emergency preparedness starts in the home. When individual residents and their families are ready for an emergency, the City as a whole can respond and recover more quickly. If you would like to learn more about the City‘s Emergency Management Plan and “Are You Ready?” emergency preparedness program, visit the Emergency Management section of For information on volunteer training, contact Nathalie Rochefort of the City’s Office of Emergency Management at 613-580-2424, extension 28078, or by e-mail at To learn more about the current outdoor water use ban for Riverside South, Barrhaven and Manotick, and the measures currently in place to lessen the impact to these residents, visit waterinfo


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Lost Recycling Bins I have received a number of emails and calls regarding lost recycling bins over the last few days. Residents that have lost their recycling bins may call 311 and they will be sent a coupon that can be redeemed at any Canadian Tire store in the city for a new bin at no cost. You may also drop into my Ward office at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex as I will have some on hand. Please call ahead as quantities may diminish quickly. DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED BY STUDENTS AT ALGONQUIN COLLEGE As a part of their final assignments, a group of Algonquin College Media students created The Stittsville Volunteer web site, a web site that provides a link for both volunteers and Stittsville agencies who wish to work together on a volunteer basis.

YouTube videos are spectacular. Video presentations are awesome. But good old fashioned storytelling remains priceless. It just can’t be beat by modern technology. Just ask all those who were part of the capacity crowd at the women’s breakfast hosted by the Catholic Women’s League of Holy Spirit Parish in Stittsville last Saturday morning when the featured speaker was none other than the Ottawa Valley’s most renowned storyteller, Mary Cook. She regaled those at the breakfast with stories, mainly of her childhood growing up in Renfrew County, something which has provided the substance for 11 published books, with another one on the way. Mary, who delivers about two speeches a week at present, called her talk the “Joy of Memories,” and with good reason, be-

cause to her memories are key. “Memories to me are very important,” she told the ladies at the breakfast, adding that her memories of life during the Depression of the 1930’s come from having lived in an old log house in Renfrew County along with her family and, more importantly, a mother who did not want to be there. The house was structurally cold but Mary tells of a warmth within it. “Why do I find warmth in a house that was so cold?” she asked rhetorically at the breakfast, answering her own query with the statement that the warmth came from what went on inside, such as looking through the Eaton’s catalogue, or her father warming his feet on the oven door, or her mother writing her diaries. Indeed, it is these diaries, which her mother kept hidden at the time, that have formed the basis of many of the stories which Mary has written

about in her books. She praised the people who lived through the Depression of the 1930’s, ranking them even ahead of the early pioneers who at least received a land grant and some of the things needed to survive. “The people of the 30’s got nothing,” Mary said, noting that there was no welfare and no handouts from society at the time. She said that these honest, hard working people of the 30’s survived by their honesty and by the sweat of their brows. Mary told the ladies of her connection to Stittsville, noting that two grandsons attended Sacred Heart High School. She praised the school for how it introduced her grandsons to life. Among those in attendance at the Catholic Women’s League breakfast at the Holy Spirit Parish Hall were Holy Spirit Parish pastor Rev. Ross Finlan and Rev. Giles Joly, pastor of St. Philip Parish in Richmond.

The idea to create this volunteer web site was founded in 2010 by two Stittsville residents who have spent a lifetime volunteering and wanted to give something back to the community. The Volunteer Stittsville website means If you would like to volunteer simply visit the Volunteer Opportunities page. The page provides a list of Stittsville organizations who currently offer volunteer opportunities as well as their contact information. Your Safety...Shad’s Business Once again the month of May will see the start of my anti-speeding program for 2011. One of my main priorities is to ensure our community remains safe and in order to do this, I must first examine where the problems lie. Please be assured this program does not replace any police activity in our community. My hope is that this program will help to raise awareness of the issue and encourage people to practice safe driving. Any community groups interested in participating in Your Safety…Shad’s Business are encouraged to contact my office at 613-580-2476 or by email at and we will arrange a time and date for your organization to join us. Always listening and acting on your concerns As your Councillor, I always welcome your keen input and ideas on how we can sustain and improve Stittsville. Please contact our office anytime by phone at 613-580-2476 or by e-mail at Shad.Qadri@ My ward office is located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, located at 1500 Shea Road. The hours of operation are Mondays 9-2pm, Wednesdays 3-8pm, Fridays 9-5pm, and Saturday 9-1pm. Please do not hesitate to pay us a visit. I welcome your call or email to arrange an appointment. If you are not part of my electronic outreach list and would like to be added, please contact my office to ensure you receive pertinent information concerning our community.

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At the women’s breakfast hosted by the Catholic Women’s League at Holy Spirit Parish in Stittsville on Saturday, May 7 are, from left to right, CWL member Louise Beggs, guest speaker Mary Cook and CWL president Gaye Lalonde.

Mary Cook delivers laughter, tears CATHERINE BRAZIER Special to the News

It certainly is one thing to read of Mary Cook’s expeditions and memories. It is quite another to be an engaged audience member during one of her public appearances. Animated and quick witted, Mrs. Cook has her audience in fits of laughter and then in the wink of an eye her stories lead these listeners on the search for a tissue. This is what happened at last Saturday’s second annual women’s breakfast hosted by the Catholic Women’s League of Holy Spirit Parish.

One of the best of Mary’s shared memories at the women’s breakfast was a humbling one and a story that reflects the integrity of people during the 1930’s. She began by showing her audience her most prized possession … a butter dish. And then she wove her story around a young Mary who didn’t have a gown to sing in the choir. Her mother could not afford the nine cents per yard broadcloth that was needed to make the choir gown and so the decision was made that she would not sing. See MARY COOK, page 5



For the Stittsville Food Bank, its upcoming annual general meeting is an opportunity not only to be accountable with the release of its annual and financial reports but also to be thankful for the efforts of those whose volunteer efforts make the Food Bank possible. In particular, the Stittsville Food Bank uses the annual general meeting as an opportunity to recognize those local people or groups who have provided extraordinary assistance to the Food Bank. In keeping with this tradition, this year the

Stittsville Food Bank will be honour two individuals and one local business at the annual general meeting. The annual meeting, in addition, as is customary with all such AGM’s, will see the election officers for the Food Bank’s Board of Directors for the coming year. This annual general meeting will be held at the old fire hall at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carleton Cathcart Street, immediately adjacent to the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. All members of the public are most welcome to attend this AGM which will be held on Monday, May 16 starting at 7 p.m. Refreshments will also be served.

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Storyteller Mary Cook in Stittsville in the ‘30’s,” Mary reflected. Her story stirred within the hearts of many in her audience last Saturday, her story of a different time and a different place. Her story stirred within the audience the reminder to be people of integrity in our everyday dealings. Mary’s gift to weave in and out of various memories was intoxicating. At the end of her presentation, she asked “Why do you suppose we have memories?” Her reply was simple and memorable in itself: “I believe that God gave us memories to see roses in December.”

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Make sure you cycle safely With the full bloom of spring now upon us, it is the time for strolling, walking, jogging, just plain enjoying the outdoors … and, oh yes, cycling. Bicycles, ridden by youngsters, teens and adults, are popping up on virtually every street. Why not? Bicycling is fun, it’s good exercise, it’s get you where you want to go and it easy to do. But while it is great to see so much cycling going on in the community, it is discouraging to see so many cycling without helmets and equally discouraging to see so many cycling as if there were not any rules of the road for bicycles. Why someone cycles without wearing a helmet is beyond us! Many youngsters wear helmets; many adults, often cycling with

the children, do not. We all know what blows to the head can do – just ask National Hockey League players and the concussion epidemic that has plagued the NHL all this season. And if you take a tumble off a bicycle, it is your head that in all probability will be taking the hit. Do you want to risk this? All for the sake of wearing a bicycle helmet! But helmets are only part of the problem affecting cyclists. There is also the case that they seem to be oblivious to any rules pertaining to cycling. Ride on the sidewalk. Ride the wrong way on the street. Ride right through intersections. Ride here and there, without looking. Ride two or three abreast. Oh, there are so many infractions of good, com-

mon sense, safe bicycle riding. And yet, bicycles share the road with cars – yes, those big, faster vehicles that will obliterate a bicycle in any collision. This is not a fair fight and that is why cyclists need to take every precaution possible to avoid runins with vehicles. This means cycling in the safest possible manner. Unfortunately, judging by casual observation, this is not being widely done on Stittsville’s streets this spring. But it must be done. We do not want anyone to get injured or worse due to careless cycling. So, brush up on safe cycling tips. Make sure that cycling remains a fun part of your family’s activities. But also make sure that cycling remains a safe part of these activities as well.


Crossing that bridge when we don’t come to it As far as it’s possible to tell, there was only one political party in the federal election that promised to help build a new bridge across the Ottawa River. That was the Liberal party and you know what happened to it. That means either … (1) That we are lucky to have avoided all that construction and disruption, or (2) That we are doomed to live with our existing bridges. It depends on your point of view. Aside from those two, there is a separate possibility: (3) That bridges are a political jinx and we will never hear a politician utter the word “bridge” again. Ottawa is an odd place. It is full of bridges, yet some people are barely aware of them. And other people are obsessed by them. The people who are barely aware of bridges are those who don’t have to cross the crowded ones every day. As one of those people, I was taken aback a few years ago when a visiting West Coast author I

CHARLES GORDON was interviewing said that her first thought of Ottawa was as a “city of bridges.” I had never heard Ottawa described that way before. And yet, when you think about it, there are tons of them. Think of the bridges over the Rideau Canal, stretching from downtown over to Bronson Avenue near Carleton. Think of the bridges over the Rideau River. And then think of the ones that cause all the controversy, the bridges over the Ottawa. Ottawa is indeed a city of bridges, but it doesn’t occur to you until you are stuck waiting to get onto one. Or until someone threatens to build one near your neighbourhood. In that respect, think of the mighty squawk that was heard when an extra lane was added to the

Champlain Bridge in 2002. You could have expected and understood the agitation of residents living in the Island Park area, but NO THIRD LANE signs sprouted in neighbourhoods several kilometres to the west and east. For every resident who fears a new bridge, there is another who demands one. Those are the people who are stuck in the twice-daily commute, waiting 15 minutes to get onto the bridge and not even able to phone to say that they will be late for fear of being arrested for violating the cellphone-in-cars ban. Or they are the ones who want the truck traffic through their neighbourhood to go somewhere else, courtesy of a new bridge. Meanwhile, in the putative area of the new bridge, there are people readying their NO BRIDGE signs. Judging by the extremely cautious statements of local politicians, when indeed they

make statements at all, there is no reason to hope or fear that Ottawa will become a city of more bridges any time in the near future. You have to be able to read tea leaves to draw any conclusions, but the tea leaves seem to indicate that politicians are less afraid of the pro-bridgers than the no-bridgers. This does not bode well for those who were sort of hoping that Ottawa-Gatineau might have a new crossing in time for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. If it makes them feel any better, there is always the possibility that a new bridge would

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Giant Tiger celebrates JOHN CURRY

What a party! Balloons. Cake. Face painting. Hot dogs. And great weather as well! What a way to celebrate the 50th anniversary year of what is now Canada’s largest Canadian-owned discount retailer – the iconic Giant Tiger Stores Limited. On Saturday, May 7, the Giant Tiger store at the Jackson Trails Centre plaza in Stittsville was humming with people of all ages, taking advantage of the many in-store bargains but also enjoying the celebration. The Stittsville store, like all of Giant Tiger’s 202 stores across Canada, held a charity barbeque as part of the celebration. In the case of Stittsville, all of the proceeds from the barbeque are going to Main Street Community Services of Stittsville, a registered charity which develops and implements comprehensive, research based programs for children who are challenged by a disability or an exceptionality. Parents, staff and volunteers from Main Street Community Services were at Giant Tiger on Saturday, staffing the barbeque which was set up on the

it had reached 102 stores in size, with 3500 employees. Giant Tiger has been in Stittsville for two decades, initially located in the former Bradley’s store premises across from the Stittsville post office in what is now the location of the Home Furniture store. Giant Tiger relocated to its current larger premises in the new Jackson Trails Centre plaza when that plaza opened with the development of the Jackson Trails subdivision.

Byward Market, the company has grown to 202 locations across Canada, with over 7,000 employees in total. This store with the iconic yellow logo featuring a happy tiger not only has a tradition of offering affordable and convenient shopping but also has a tradition of supporting organizations in their surrounding communities. The first Giant Tiger store was opened on George Street in Ottawa’s Byward Market on May 13, 1961. The chain grew slowly, reaching 22 stores in 1980. By the year 2000, though,

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Shelley Steinburg, left, founder and director of Main Street Community Services in Stittsville, holds her one year old daughter Reagan Terry as they share a moment with Neil Campbell, right, manager of the Giant Tiger store in Stittsville.

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Scott Carruthers, foreground, and Erica Rinfret, background, look after the hot dog grill at the charity barbeque in support of Main Street Community Services in Stittsville at the 50th anniversary celebration at the Giant Tiger store in Stittsville on Saturday, May 7.





sidewalk just outside the store’s front door. And it was busy, with a steady demand. It was hot behind that grill, cooking up the hot dogs, but when it was all going to such a good cause on such a celebratory day on a great spring day, no one was complaining. Indeed, Shelley Steinburg of Main Street Community Services, wearing a Main Street Community Services t-shirt like many there, called it an “excellent day.” “I’m not sure you could ask for a better day than this,” she said. This fundraising barbeque at Giant Tiger continues what has been a most successful time for Main Street Community Services, coming on the heels of its sixth annual “Nothing But A Child” fundraising gala in Stittsville last month which raised over $16,000 for the organization’s work. Giant Tiger itself was a bustling place on this 50th anniversary Saturday. There were bargains galore both in the store and even on the sidewalk out front but also lots of special activities. Red bags emblazoned with the 50th anniversary time frame (1961-2011) were offered to everyone entering the store.

There was free cake, in Giant Tiger yellow, of course, as well as free coffee. And what would a family-oriented celebration be without face painting. Youngsters and their parents lined up patiently for this artistic face painting. And yellow and red balloons abounded in the store, with youngsters getting to have one. Aw, there’s nothing like a balloon to make a youngster’s day. Giant Tiger, a family discount store, provides fashion clothing groceries and everyday basic needs at everyday low prices. Established in 1961 in Ottawa’s

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Elly Wedge of Richmond to compete in ‘Fiddle Dance’ JOHN CURRY

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Playing the fiddle is no doubt difficult. Stepdancing is another talent that is challenging to master as well. But imagine, just imagine, doing both at the same time. Well, it’s not impossible and at this year’s Ottawa Fiddle and Stepdance Competition in Richmond on the Victoria Day weekend, you will see how it’s done thanks to a brand new category in the competition called “Fiddle Dance.” In this category, competitors combine their fiddling and stepdancing talents as they perform both simultaneously. One of those who will be competing in this new category will be 13 year old Elly Wedge of Richmond, who has been playing the violin since she was five years old and has been stepdancing almost as long. But even Elly is wary of this new “Fiddle Dance” category. “It takes getting used to,” she says about combining fiddling with stepdancing, pointing out that it is difficult to coordinate both hands and feet when they are doing such different things. But, nonetheless, Elly will be in this new category, as well as in her regular fiddle classes in which she has begun to be recognized as an up and coming performer in competitions across the province. It all started for Elly when she attended a music camp when she was about four years of age. At this camp, she played a different instrument each day. “I really liked violin,” she recalls about the experience and after the camp she convinced her parents to get her a violin. She started playing at age five and has been playing every since. She started out playing the smallest of violins but has now advanced to a full sized one. She loves traditional fiddle music and enjoys competing in fiddle and stepdanc-

ing competitions like the one coming up in Richmond on the May 20-22 weekend. She entered her first fiddle competition when she was only six years old. Elly is a two time winner in her age category at the Canadian Open Fiddle Championship in Shelburne, Ontario as well as being a past winner at the Maritime Fiddle Festival and at the Eastern North American Irish Fiddle Championships in New York. There are fiddle competitions taking place from May through Labour Day, just about every weekend. Elly does not enter all of them but does compete regularly. The Richmond event is one of the first ones in her competitive season. Elly admits that practice is a big part of her life. “There’s a lot of practice, for sure,” she says. She takes violin lessons twice a week while she also practises once a week with the Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra in which she plays the violin. A grade eight student at Bridlewood Elementary School in Kanata, she also plays the electric violin in the school band. She says that she enjoys violin so much because she finds it really cool to perform before an audience and experience its reaction. She notes that audience members are always tapping their feet and are always smiling. As far as her stepdancing goes, Elly started taking stepdancing lessons when she was seven or eight years old, starting to compete a couple of years after this. She takes stepdancing lessons once a week. A big part of Elly’s life is entertaining in the Ottawa area, either performing solo or as a member of the fiddle duo “Elly Squared” with her friend and fellow fiddler Ellie Daly. They perform at special events, retirement homes, fundraisers, fairs and other events, fiddling and stepdancing and accompanied on the piano by Elly’s mother, Kristin.

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The fiddlers are coming! The stepdancers are coming! Get ready for lots of entertainment and fun. It’s the 2011 Ottawa Fiddle and Stepdance Competition which will be taking place from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22 at the Richmond Curling Club at the Richmond fairgrounds in Richmond. This has been the site of this competition in recent years. Fiddle classes in the competition will range from age categories from 8 and under through to 70 and over. There will also be classes for twin fiddle and the new fiddle dance category as well as an open class. Denise McLean Paynter will be the master of ceremonies for this competition which is hosted by the Ottawa Fiddle and Step Association. Guylaine Gagne will be the house pianist while Kyle Felhaver will be the house fiddler. Judges will include Mathew Johnson and Terri-Lynn Mahusky for fiddling and stepdancing while Brian Hebert will be a fiddle judge and Pamela Hebert will be a stepdancing judge. The competition action will begin on Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m. with various fiddle and stepdance categories. There will be more on Saturday evening,

starting at 6:30 p.m. The action will resume on Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m. with both fiddle and stepdance categories while the finals showcase will be held beginning at 7 p.m., culminating with the open class finals in both fiddle and stepdance. But there is more to the weekend than just what happens on stage. On Friday, May 20 starting at 7:30 p.m., there will be a dance featuring both square dancing and old tyme country music featuring the Glenn Silverson Band. There’s a dinner that will be served at the Richmond fairgrounds dining hall next door to the Richmond Curling Club on Saturday, May 21, running from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu will include grilled chicken, papaya salsa, rice, salad, roll, chef ’s dessert, coffee and tea. Sunday, May 22 will begin with a breakfast buffet and gospel hour, beginning at 8 a.m. The breakfast will be available in the Richmond fairgrounds dining hall, including pancakes, sausages, ham, yogurt, fruit, toast, juice, coffee and tea. Admission fees for the competition will be $10 on Saturday, $10 on Saturday evening, $10 on Sunday and $12 on Sunday evening. Children 12 and under will be admitted for $5 each. Saturday or Sunday single

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Regular entertainers in the Ottawa area is the fiddle duo “Elly Squared” consisting of Elly Wedge, left, and Ellie Daly, right.

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‘The New Generation’ art exhibit JOHN CURRY

tering of the wide scope of the artwork on display at “The New Generation� exhibition now on exhibit at the Art Mad gallery at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Stittsville. This exhibit, which opened with a vernissage to introduce the 12 participating young art-

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produce the haunting cityscape of a darkened Montreal skyline outlined in silver which is on display in the exhibition. Artist Cristian S. Aluas is one of those rare artists who is currently making a living at his trade. An artist since 2002, he teaches art as well as create his own. In this exhibition, he has three paintings on display which portray a mythological character that he actually made up in his childhood, a comic book type action character he has named “Golden Boy,� along with his mate “Water Girl.� He feels that his work on display at the exhibition is some of his best work so far. “I am getting much better,� he says about his own artwork, adding that he is always re-directing his focus and trying out new things in his art. Carmen Neske, who does soft pastels, has only been doing art seriously since last summer when she discovered that she had a natural talent for it. She is now doing full figure subjects, three of which are on display at the exhibition. She finds herself doing artwork every day now, taking her inspiration not only from magazines but also even from other sources like television. One of her works on display in the exhibition features a view of Special Agent Ziva David from TV’s popular NCIS show. The 12 “New Generation� artists who have their work on display at this current exhibition at the Art Mad gallery in Stittsville are Cristian Aluas, Kala Ritchie, Scott Roscoe, Carmen Neske, Maya Hum, Denny Provost, Kelly Hein, Christine Roscoe, Miranda Scharf, Dean Tyers, Serge Rivard and Alexandra McGowan. The Art Mad gallery is located at the Stittsville Shopping Centre at 1300 Stittsville Main Street. For more information, go to or call 613836-1100.

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everyone here in this artwork by a younger generation. Artist Maya Hum has a giant self-portrait on display in the exhibition, part of a series of larger works that she has done, all inspired by sound. With a background in music, having taken it in university, Maya last year discovered that she could incorporate sound visuals into her artwork, making them, as it were, soundscapes, to use her word. That’s why her giant selfportrait has her holding her hands over her ears, which in one sense blocks out the sound from her ears but in another, artistic sense incorporates the concept of sound into the art. Artist Alexandra McGowan, a university student who took art in high school and hopes to gain admission to the fine arts program at Queens University in Kingston, takes viewers to the Greek island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea with her stunning work in acrylics on display at the exhibition. She painted the scene after visiting the island a few years ago and says that it is fairly typical of her work. “I tend to do big scenes,� she says, while adding that she tends to focus on subjects based on her own experiences. Artist Christine Roscoe, who has been painting for two to three years now, finds her inspiration in nature. “I prefer to do nature scenes myself,� she says while adding that she is now really interested in doing birds. An example of this is on display in the exhibition. She says that she enjoys doing the features of our feathered friends, especially trying to capture their specific look and the realism of the bird. This makes for different art than that of her brother Scott Roscoe, who has been painting for several years and sketching before that. He draws on his travel in Europe for some of his inspiration, although a photograph was what inspired him to


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Alexandra McGowan shows off her painting of a scene from the Greek island of Santorini on display at “The New Generation� exhibition at the Art Mad gallery at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Stittsville.


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Scott Roscoe, left, and his sister Christine Roscoe, right, show off some of their work on display at “The New Generation” exhibition of work by young artists at the Art Mad gallery at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Stittsville.

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Cristian Aluas stands near his artwork featuring his creations of “Golden Boy” and “Water Girl” at “The New Generation” exhibition at the Art Mad gallery at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Stittsville.



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Members of the Stittsville Atom A2 Redhawks, B side champions in the recent City of Ottawa Year End Minor Hockey Tournament for Rogers House, are, at the front, Cameron George and Jake Prentice; first row, left to right, Adam van Hofwegen, Alex Stevenson, Ben Henshaw, Nathan Runte, Dylan Bielawski and Matthieu Gauthier; second row, left to right, Jacob Anderson, Alex Hache, Alexander Meek, Finan McConomy and David Costello; and, at the back, left to right, coaches and trainer Andy Stevenson, Neil Runte, Rob Anderson and Ben George. Missing is manager Fiona Livingstone.

The Stittsville Atom A2 Redhawks wound up the season in style this season. In fact, they would up as champions in the City of Ottawa Year End Minor Hockey Tournament for Rogers House on the weekend of April 8. It did not look good for the Redhawks early on in the tournament as the team dropped a 3-2 verdict in overtime. However, the Redhawks won their second game to advance to the tournament’s B final. In this B championship final, the game was tight until the last five minutes when the Redhawks turned on the jets and scored three quick goals to win the championship by a 6-2 score.

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Members of the Stittsville Novice B1 Barracudas, B side champions in the City of Ottawa Year End Minor Hockey Tournament for Rogers House, are, at the front, goalie Ben Stevenson; first row, left to right, James Appenzeller, Braden Richardson, Kaden Dougherty, Jesse Miller, Johnny Bonnar, Ben McGahan and Michaela Maviglia; second row, left to right, Geoffrey Hollett, Cameron Donaldson, Adam Cybulski, Liam Baglole, Maureen Tymen, Zachary Stevens and Ryan Baumgart; and, at the back, left to right, coaches Derek Donaldson, Frank Maviglia and George Hollett. Missing is manager Fiona Livingstone

Off to provincials SPECIAL TO THE NEWS A rhythmic gymnastic from Stittsville is off to the provincial championships in June. Caroline Liang, 10, qualified for the Ontario championships with her performance at the second qualifying meet last weekend. In this meet, Caroline placed seventh overall out of the 30 gymnasts in the 4A category thanks to a seventh place in her ball routine and an eighth place finish in her free routine. Caroline also captured a

bronze medal for her ball duo with her teammate Baylianne Rich. A member of the Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club, Caroline trains 12 ½ hours a week at the Bridlewood School gym, home of the Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club. During her weekly training sessions, she learns new skills and more ballet while also perfecting her routines. She began rhythmic gymnastics in the Club’s recreational program and then moved onto the precompetitive team, the Rising Stars, before success-

fully auditioning for the provincial program. This is Caroline’s third year at the provincial level of competition where she has competed with the rope, hoop and ball. Following her upcoming participation in the Ontario championships, Caroline will be performing along with members of the Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club’s world gymnaestrada team at the Club’s open house on Saturday, June 18. Visit for more details about this upcoming open house.

A tough season spent mostly in last place. Rough. A loss in triple overtime in the consolation final in the playoffs. Disappointing. A victory in overtime to win a B side tournament championship. Awesome. This all happened to the Stittsville Novice B1 Barracudas but ending the year with the tournament B side championship overcame all the downs of the season. It was a tough season, spent mostly in last place. But in the consolation round of the playoffs in the Lanark Carleton Minor Hockey League, the Barracudas picked up the pace, making it to the consolation final. There, the Barracudas lost – in triple overtime, no less. On the weekend of April 1-3, the Barracuads found themselves in the City of Ottawa Year End Minor Hockey Tournament for Rogers House. The team lost its first game in the tournament but then went on to win its next two games to earn a place in the B final. Playing against the Ottawa Centre Mad Monkeys, the game was tied 1-1 after regulation time. So, it was on to overtime and, as luck would have it, it went to three overtime periods again, just like in the League’s consolation final. But this time, the outcome was different as the Barracudas scored to emerge as B side champions in the tournament. A great way to end the season.



A child’s vehicle was left outside the Main Street Pub in Stittsville recently. It is a Fisher Price big wheel multi-coloured bicycle – purple, red and yellow in colour. It is believed that the bike may

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Community have been stolen and abandoned outside the bike by the thief or thieves. In any case, the Main Street Pub has the child’s vehicle stored in its back room and will keep it around for a week or so just in case someone comes forward to claim it. Anyone who thinks that this may be their child’s vehicle should drop into the Main Street Pub on Stittsville Main Street to claim it.

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A CAKE WALK At the annual fundraising cake walk at Stittsville Public School on Friday, May 6 are, from left to right, students Braedon Dinelle, Jordan Davann, Ben Carrothers and Nick Houle.

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Among the Goulbourn Skating Club skaters who participated in the recent Gloucester Spring Fling Competition are, front row, left to right, Kelsey Julien, Courtney Albert, Rose Keyes, Emma Roose, Evy Cooley and Madison MacAlister; and, back row, left to right, Madeghan McPartlin, Alex Gunther, Margaret Noble, Emma Pritchard, Erin Timmins and Catherine Albert.

The Goulbourn Skating Club’s young skaters are great. That’s why there were many of them competing in two recent skating competitions, the Winchester Invitational Skating Competition and the Gloucester Spring Fling Competition. But the Goulbourn Skating Club also has an adult skater who has achieved on the national level this season. Deanna Joe of the Goulbourn Skating Club earned a fifth place finish in the Skate Canada Adult National Championship which took place in Sarnia, Ontario from April 8 to April 10. Wow, a high finish in a national event – what an accomplishment! The Goulbourn Skating Club had several medal winners among its competitors at the recent Winchester and Gloucester events. The Goulbourn Skating Club is proud of the accomplishments of both its youthful skaters as well as its sensational adult skater, Deanna Joe.


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In an effort to meet the demand and deliver the best patient care possible, we continue to build our team with talented clinicians and wonderful people. Please welcome the newest member of our Dentistry@ Main team, Dr. George Atanasiu. Dr. George L. Atanasiu grew up in Romania, and immigrated to Canada in 1987. After finishing high school in Toronto, he went back to Romania where he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following this he returned to Canada and earned his DDS at University of Western Ontario. He started practicing in Ontario and then moved to Alberta where he worked for 4 years in an established family practice. With his exceptional education, extensive clinical experience, and long-standing personal dedication to improving his patients’ dental health, Dr. Atanasiu is a wonderful addition to our team.

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Among the Goulbourn Skating Club skaters who participated in the recent Winchester Invitational Skating Competition are, front row, kneeling, left to right, Abbey Corson, Tiana Henderson, Gillian Morris, Caroline Hogan, Courtney Albert, Eve Cousens, Evy Cooley and Ella Biegler; and, back row, left to right, Adelynn Neil, Rachel Wright, Madeleine Morris, Julianne Jager, Chloe Paterson, Bernadette Noble, Rose Keyes, Laure Tymen, Amelie Bottiglia and James Tarrant.

‘Age is just a number’ SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

How often have you heard something to the effect that it isn’t important how old you are, it is all about how young you feel. Well, personal fitness trainer Charmaine Hall of Stittsville is someone who might say this. And, indeed, she is doing more than just talking about it. She is doing something about it. She is now offering a fun program called “Age is just a number,” a fitness program geared specifically for those over 50 years of age. It is planned as a gentle but challenging program to build strength, balance and cardio vascular fitness that will start this coming Monday, May 16 and will run for one hour every Monday and Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. for six weeks.

Deanna Joe of the Goulbourn Skating Club earned a fifth place finish in the recent Skate Canada Adult National Championship in Sarnia.

While the program is geared towards mature adults, younger adults are also welcome to participate. The program involves a mixture of light aerobics, dumbbell training and stability ball and balance exercises. The program, instructCharmaine Hall ed by Charmaine, will be offered at AnyTime Fitness, a 24 hour adult fitness club located at 457 Hazeldean Road beside the Farm Boy in Kanata. Anyone who would like more information about this “Age is just a number” program or about any of the other programs offered at AnyTime Fitness should call 613-831-1227.


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Everybody loves pie, especially those home baked ones. Some like apple; some like cherry; some like butterscotch; some lemon – it runs the gamut but one thing is for certain – there’s nothing like a delicious pie.

And so, anyone who is a pie lover and wants to treat themselves should plan to attend the annual May Pie Sale being held by St. Paul’s United Church in Richmond this Saturday, May 14. But don’t go to the church because that’s not where the sale is. Rather, it will be at King’s valu-mart at the Richmond plaza, running from 8:30 a.m. to noon. There will be all kinds of pies available but the best selection will be for those who get there early.

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Delaina Anderson looks over a table of items at the garage sale held by St. Paul’s United Church in Richmond on Saturday, May 7, one of the village-wide array of garage sales held thanks to the organization of the Richmond Village Association.

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Holy Spirit Catholic School in Stittsville thanked its volunteers at a special gathering during last week’s Catholic Education Week. A luncheon was held in the school’s library on Friday, May 6 where principal Margaret Skinner thanked the volunteers for all that they do around the school. She noted that if these tasks were not done by volunteers, then they just would not get done and the school community would be lesser for it. Ottawa Catholic School Board trustee John Curry, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, thanked the volunteers for their efforts at the school. He noted a banner that was on view in the library, thanking the volunteers and calling them “wonderful.” He wholeheartedly agreed with the banner’s sentiJohn Curry photo ments. Holy Spirit Catholic School parent volunteers Mrs. Andree Beverley, Principal Skinner noted that, as happens every left, and Mrs. Inger Bluschke, centre, presents a floral gift to parent year, some volunteers will be leaving the school volunteer Diane Shavrnoch, right, at the volunteer appreciation this year as their children move on but other parluncheon at the school in Stittsville on Friday, May 6. ents will be stepping forward to fill the gap.

Weaving featured on ArtSpace wall JOHN CURRY

The ArtSpace wall at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library could be called the Weave Wall this month. That’s because the exhibition featured at the ArtSpace wall features a display of woven textiles that are reproductions of the original textiles produced by the former Rosamond Woolen Company in Almonte around 1899. The exhibit at the Stittsville library has been set up by Weavers Unlimited and the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum of Almonte. It will be on view until the end of May during regular library branch hours. Weavers Unlimited is a group of 11 weavers who have reproduced examples of weaving produced by the former Rosamond Woolen Company in Almonte. The weaving features both

the colours and designs produced by the Rosamond Woolen Company. The exhibition includes a book which outlines the weaving and compares the work done by Weavers Unlimited to the original weaving produced at the woolen factory. In addition, this exhibition sees the initial use of a new glass display cabinet at the Artspace wall. Previously a wooden display case with glass doors has been used to augment the items on exhibit on the wall but now there is a new glass display case which allows viewing from all sides. This display cabinet is filled with examples of early wooden tools used in fabric weaving. This display at the ArtSpace wall also includes an assortment of brochures, both about the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte as well as the upcoming 16th annual Fibrefest that will be happening this coming September at the Mississippi

Valley Textile Museum as well as at the North Lanark Agricultural Hall and at the Almonte Old Town Hall. This event features fibre art vendors, a fibre art exhibit, demonstrations, a button show and a two-day festival of fibre arts. The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte, located in the annex of the former Rosamond Woolen Company, is a national historic site related to the history of the Mississippi Valley and its textile industry. By 1867, the Rosamond Woolen Mills in Almonte employed over 400 people. Almonte, indeed, was one of the largest woolen manufacturing areas in Canada. The Rosamond Woolen Company became known around the world for producing high quality products. Exhibitions at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum range from early mill history and period mill equipment to cottage industry and eclectic modern fibre art exhibitions.

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Kaela Matthews steps down out of the cab of a fire truck, helped by Stittsville firefighter Devon Sullivan, right, at the annual Charity BBQ Day hosted by M&M Meat Shops at Crossing Bridge Square in Stittsville on Saturday, May 7.

From page 22 Newly re-elected CarletonMississippi Mills MP Gordon O’Connor, fresh from his massive election victory earlier in the week, was on hand for the event, as was incumbent Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Norm Sterling and city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri. This Charity BBQ Day to raise funds for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada is held at more than 465 M&M Meat Shops locations across Canada including the one at Crossing Bridge Square in Stittsville. Throughout the day, staff and special guests like the three politicians grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. A hamburger or hot dog, along with a drink and a bag of chips, was available for a minimum donation of $2.50 to

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She particularly praised one parent volunteer who is moving on, Diane Shavrnoch, for her extensive volunteer efforts over the years at the school, including long service as the treasurer of the School Council. Ms. Shavrnoch was presented with a floral plant as a token of appreciation for her volunteer work at the school over the years.


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fire would break out after such a wet spring that came on the heels of a wet fall. Indeed, he says that he is a couple of weeks behind getting onto the fields due to the wet conditions. Saunders Farm uses its burn pile perhaps half a dozen times a year to get rid of debris such as when trees are trimmed on the property. In addition, Saunders Farm has a fire protection plan in which the Ottawa Fire Service can draw water from any of the Farm’s ponds if required. This time it was not necessary but that option is always there and would have been accessed had the brush fire not been extinguished by the time that the firefighters arrived on scene. There was a fairly wide ditch filled with water that the brush fire would have had to have jumped before ever getting anywhere near to threatening the Saunders Farm buildings or advancing towards Munster in the distance. And as for the fire extinguishers which proved to be so handy in this brush fire experience – they are now all checked out, re-charged, back in their separate places and ready to go should they be needed in the coming months.

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On Thursday, May 5, Saunders Farm at Munster had collected all together in one area the numerous fire extinguishers which it has as it was to be the day of their semi-annual checkup and recharging if necessary. Little did the folks at Saunders Farm know just before they were to be checked, they were needed as a pesky brush fire had broken out at the Bleeks Road farm. Mark Saunders of Saunders Farm explains that when the brush fire started to spread, he and his father Bill, who were on site, were able to battle the blaze with shovels and with the fire extinguishers. It helped that these extinguishers were all in one spot that morning and so it was easy to grab half a dozen or so for use. The brush fire started about 10 a.m. when Mark and Bill Saunders were burning some brush at their small permit-approved burn pile on the farm, just like most farms have. The burn pile is about 1500 feet away from any buildings on the farm. Brush and weeds in an adjacent field caught on fire with the fire moving

along the field, assisted by the wind which was blowing south toward the Saunders Farm buildings and Munster itself. A couple of healthy spruce trees 30 feet apart caught on fire due to the gusting wind. Although the brush fire never got within three to four hundred feet of the property line, the advancing fire proved to be enough to scare Mark and Bill about what might happen and so they put in a call for the Ottawa Fire Service. However, when the firefighters arrived on the scene, the brush fire had been put out thanks to the use of seven or eight of the fire extinguishers that were on hand and had been rushed to the brush fire scene by office staff. “It was just enough to scare us a bit but we put it out by the time the fire department arrived,” said Mark Saunders last Monday. “The wind was gusty, that was the issue,” he added. “It really wasn’t much of a thing,” Mark said about the brush fire, saying that he will now wait for a calmer day before burning again. He said that who would have thought that a brush

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SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Water is essential in life. That is why having a well with healthy water in it is vital to good health. This month, Ottawa Public Health is holding its semi-annual well water sample blitz. Filled well water sample bottles will be able to be dropped off at one of various locations in Goulbourn during this blitz.

On Monday, May 16, the filled well water sample bottles can be dropped off at the Goulbourn Town Hall at 2135 Huntley Road at Stanley’s Corners just south of Stittsville, anytime between 8 a.m. and 12 noon. On Tuesday, May 17, filled well water sample bottles can be dropped off at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre at the corner of Perth Street and Huntley Road in Richmond from 3

p.m. to 8 p.m.; at the Ashton General Store in Ashton, anytime between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; and at the Mac’s store in Munster, also between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. All filled well water sample bottles dropped off at these locations at these times will be delivered by Ottawa Public Health to the Provincial Public Health Laboratory to be tested free of charge. As for obtaining a well

water sample bottle, they are available now for pickup during business hours at the Ashton General Store, the Goulbourn Town Hall, Richmond Home Hardware, King’s valu-mart in Richmond and Mac’s in Munster. Contact Rideau-Goulbourn ward Public Health Nurse Janice Tughan at 613-580-6744, ext. 15251 for more information about well water testing.

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Inducted into Order of Friendship SPECIAL TO THE NEWS John Curry of Stittsville has been inducted into the Ottawa Public Library’s Order of Friendship. This award recognizes exceptional contributions made to the Ottawa Public Library by individuals, groups and/or institutions. Mr. Curry received the award at the Ottawa Public Library’s meeting on Monday, May 9, at which Board chair and city of Ottawa councillor Jan Harder noted that the award was being presented in recognition of Mr. Curry’s outstanding support of the Stittsville, Richmond and

Munster branches of the Ottawa Public Library over the years. She outlined that Mr. Curry, in his role as the editor of the Stittsville News community newspaper, has consistently promoted and publicized the activities of the three local library branches. She pointed out in particular his efforts to inform the public about the ArtSpace wall at the Stittsville library branch where there are monthly exhibits related to the arts. Mr. Curry is the editor of the Stittsville News, a community newspaper published by the Ottawa Region Media Group, a division of Metroland community newspapers.


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The Ladies’ Auxiliary had a fantastic turnout for its luncheon at the Legion Hall on Sunday, April 10. President Shirley Pretty would like to thank all of the ladies who worked so hard on the luncheon and also would like to thank all those in the community who supported the event. The Ladies’ Auxiliary is hosting a craft fair at the Legion Hall this Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. On Thursday, April 14, the Stittsville Legion welcomed new members Carrie and Doug Barnett, Sheldon Barker, Julie St. Louis and Michael Hoshko. On Friday, June 17, a “comedian-hypnotist” will be at the Stittsville Legion Hall. More specifically, Jimmy G’s “Hypnotic Comedy Show” will get underway at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Legion Hall for $25 per person. It promises to be a fun evening and is open to everyone in the community. Comrade Nadia Sgarbossa lost her dear mother recently. Condolences go to Nadia and the family. Here’s a message from Pat Fitzpatrick: The Stittsville Legion Survivors Club would like to thank the Stittsville District Lions Club members, especially Beth and Bob Lewis, as well as Bonnie Sue West, Brenda Lee Lewis and Pat Pes-

kett for the great season of euchre which wrapped up on Thursday, April 21. The Legion started its Thursday night euchres on the following Thursday, April 28, with 34 players turning out despite the day’s wind storm and power outage. Lois Aubrey finished first with 83 points, followed by Roman Gawlik in second and Joe Borsa in third. Wilfrid Carroll had the low score. Door prizes went to Rosemarie Baine, Chris Forbes and Craig Lester. The Thursday night euchre will be cancelled on Thursday, May 12 due to the Legion’s general meeting and election night but the Thursday night euchres will resume again on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Legion Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. On Tuesday, April 26, at the Legion Hall, Garnet Vaughn had the men’s high score in euchre while Peggy Manion had the ladies’ high score. Dave Argue had the hidden score while Jackie Ralph had the most lone hands. Door prizes were won by Myrna Robertson and Judy Knox. On Tuesday, May 2, at the Legion Hall, Gerry Lefevre had the men’s high score, with Norm Legault as the runnerup. Joyce Reading had the ladies’ high score, with Peggy Manion placing second. Garnet Vaughn had the most lone hands while Cheryl Kelly had the low score. Door prizes were won by Garnet Vaughn and Guy Lefevre.

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When we talk about a herb, we are not talking about Herb Tarlek, that boorish, tasteless advertising salesman who wore loud plaid suits in the iconic television show “WKRP in Cincinnati.” Rather we are talking about a plant that is valued for flavour, scent, medicinal or other qualities and are used in cooking, as medicines and even for spiritual purposes. Culinary use of a herb usually indicates that, like a spice, the herb is used in small amounts to provide flavour rather than substance to food. Many culinary herbs are perennials such as thyme or lavender while others are biennials such as parsley or annuals such as basil. If you are wondering

about herbs (and we don’t mean Herb Tarlek), the place to be will be the Tuesday, May 17 meeting of the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society. That’s because the topic for the meeting will be “Herbs – Cultivation and Consumption” with Rebecca Last as the guest speaker. Everyone is most welcome to attend this May 17th meeting which will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Pretty Street Community Centre in Stittsville. There will be, though, a small charge of $2 levied for non-members of the Society. Annual Horticultural Society memberships will be available at the meeting at a cost of only $15. This is a great deal, as it allows free attendance at all Horticultural Society meetings throughout the year and provides entrance into

the Horticultural Society shows and competitions, along with other benefits including providing a venue for networking with other gardeners. Besides this upcoming May 17th meeting, the Horticultural Society has another major event coming up this month, namely its annual spring plant sale. This will be held on Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at Bradley’s Insurance on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. The rain date for this event has been set for Sunday, May 29. For more information about the May 17th meeting, please contact Kate McDonald at 613-831-6545 while more information about the spring plant sale can be obtained by contacting Catherine Disley at 613-836-3588.



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Boil water advisory in Richmond JOHN CURRY

Homeowners in the Richmond Glen area of Richmond serviced by the King’s Park municipal well water system were placed under a precautionary boil water advisory by Ottawa Public Health last week. The boil water advisory affecting over 100 homes and 400 residents was put in place on Friday, May 6 and was only lifted last Sunday, May 8, 48 hours after it was implemented late on the Friday afternoon. It was issued after a power outage led to a reduction in pressure in the water distribution system. Such a reduction in pressure in the system can allow the leakage of ground water, possibly containing microorganisms such as bacteria, into the water system through small holes and fissures in the water lines. To eliminate any danger to health from this, homeowners were advised to bring any water being used for consumption purposes to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using. This included drinking water as well as water used for making juice, ice and infant formula and for food preparation, teeth brushing and rinsing washed dishes. Non-consumption uses such as showering did not require the use of boiled water. Residents were advised that after boiling the water, it should be left to

cool before being used. Those unable to boil water were advised to use bottled water. The boil water advisory was rescinded by Ottawa Public Health last Sunday after it was provided with notification that the pressure in the water distribution system had been restored to normal. In addition, results of sample analyses showed the absence of bacteria in the water of the distribution system. Giant digital display boards warning of the implementation of the boil water advisory were placed along major thoroughfares in the village to advise residents of the boil water advisory. The communal well which serves the Richmond Glen area has a backup generator which kicks in when the hydro goes out. When this happens, the water continues to flow at full pressure. However, last Friday, when the power went out for a short time, the generator failed to kick in. It turns out that a fuse shorted, causing the generator to fail. While the water was back on in 80 minutes, this loss of pressure in the system for that period of time meant that Ottawa Public Health had to take a precautionary approach and issue the boil water advisory. This advisory was lifted after two consecutive water tests showed that the water was all clear for human consumption.

Councillor wants to change road priorities JOHN CURRY

Richmond may see some road improvement work sooner rather than later if city of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt is successful in an upcoming attempt to convince city staff of the need. He told members of the Richmond Village Association (RVA) executive at the RVA’s May 3rd meeting that he is planning in mid-May to take city staff responsible for roads around Richmond to look at various streets that he feels should be re-paved before a repaving of Dwyer Hill Road which is already being planned. Councillor Moffatt said that when he took over as councillor in December, there were no roads in the ward slated to be repaved in the 2011-2012 time frame. He said that the Dwyer Hill Road is planned as the first one in the ward to be repaved but he contends that it does not need such repaving and that there

are other streets and roads more in need of repaving. For councillor Moffatt, repaving Ottawa Street in Richmond should be a priority. He is totally familiar with the street, with the former South Carleton High School student noting that he has been driving on that street since the day that he got his driver’s license. Councillor Moffatt intends to start off his tour of the area for city staff at Ottawa Street. He says that those who will be on his tour are the city staff personnel who make decisions on road resurfacing and that hopefully the tour will lead to staff reprioritizing the streets or roads that are to be done in the near future. RVA director and immediate past president Bruce Webster noted that there had not been any streets re-surfaced in Richmond since the Perth Street reconstruction project in 2005. “What are we getting for our taxes in this village,” he wondered.

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