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Nancy Therrien continues to battle cancer by John Curry

Nancy Therrien of Stittsville looks great! At first glance, she is as always attractive with her blond hair pulled back in a pony tail and friendly, with a ready smile. But looks can be deceiving. What you don't see when you look at Nancy is the lung cancer that she has been battling now for over two years. You don't see the daily needles that she takes in her stomach to combat the disease (and they are big needles!). You don't see her thin blood created by the blood thinners that she takes to prevent the blood clots that accompany her form of lung cancer. You don't see the adverse impact of her cancer treatments on her teeth and how no dental work can be done on them because of her thin blood. You don't see the pain that she endured when she went through her initial round of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation to halt the growth of her cancer. The radiation was so intense that she can no longer turn to this form of treatment because of the burns that her body has received from the treatment. You don't see the weight loss that she has experienced as her appetite has been decimated by the disease and her treatments. You don't see the times that she is sick to her stomach from

the disease and her treatments. You don't see her hair loss caused by her initial chemotherapy treatment, a loss that has made her hair so thin that she now wears it in a pony tail. You don't see the struggles that she has in breathing, especially outdoors. You don't see the challenges that she has in speaking because of her cancer's impact on her vocal chords. And you don't see the daily pain that she is suffering, a pain that has been increasing recently. But for someone diagnosed with a technically terminal form of cancer with no cure for whom doctors had predicted only two years of life, Nancy continues to amaze with her resiliency and positive attitude. She admits that she tries to "stay upbeat" as she battles the disease but things have taken a turn for the worse lately. The aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment that she received soon after her diagnosis in the fall of 2014 did halt the growth of the cancer. But now a recent scan has shown that the cancer is no longer asleep but is growing again. This means that she will probably be undergoing another round of chemotherapy but not before she and husband Luke, with whom she runs Stittsville Glass & Signs, go on a ten day vacation to the John Curry/Metroland Dominican Republic. Luke and Nancy Therrien stand together at their Stittsville Glass & See LUKE AND NANCY, page 4

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After years of covering community events and residents, John Brummell of the Stittsville News is retiring as of this Friday, Jan. 13.. See stories, photos on pages 32, 33 and 39.


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Euchre parties at Lions Hall in Stittsville by John Curry

Lions Hall in Stittsville is now a euchre venue for the next three months. From now through the end of March, the Stittsville District Lions Club is hosting Thursday evening euchres at the Lions Hall, with everyone welcome to participate. At the inaugural euchre on Thursday, Jan. 5, seven tables were in play and it is expected that the number of tables will increase as the weeks proceed in this euchre series. First place on Jan. 5 went to Jackie Ralph with 79 points, followed by Anne Williams in second place with

76 points. Third place was a tie between Heather Boyd and Marisa Martin, both with 72 points. Leslie Webb won the booby prize with 35 points while Louise Martel had the hidden score with 56 points. Bonnie Sue West won the door prize. And the skunks did pay a visit on this opening night - just ask Garnet Vaughn and Phil Viau. Of particular note are a couple of

special euchre evenings coming up, rick's Day theme. These Thursday evening euchre parties at the Lions namely one on Thursday, Feb. 9 focused on Valentines and another on Hall also include a sandwich and dessert luncheon as well Thursday, March 16 with a St. Pat- as the evening of card playing and fellowship. These euchre parties are open to everyone. The euchres begin at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday from now through to the end of March. The Lions Hall is located in the basement of the Stittsville Lions Medical Centre Building on StittsSpecial to the News ville Main Street in Stittsville. The Stittsville Lions Hall is a busy place. In 2016, the hall was in use 164 times, not counting about 60 to 70 Lions Club events such as meetings and euchre parties. Of the 164 times that the hall was In Your Community Newspaper* in use outside of Lions Club activities, 112 of them were by community groups such as sports teams, with the hall provided free of charge. There were 35 times that the hall was used for business uses, mostly THE 3 ONE BUY 2, GET * day meetings for local businesses. These were usually in off-peak times with a reduced rent prevailing. There were 17 times that the hall SAVE 50 YS was rented out at posted rates for $369 ON LY 2DA * in select areas various events. 99

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Luke and Nancy Therrien are so grateful to live in such a caring community of chemotherapy with all of its harsh impacts. Nancy and Luke also had an enjoyable time together as they atNancy wants to have a little bit of enjoyment before undergoing what she knows will be another rigorous dose tended the Dec. 28 Ottawa Senators game at the Canadian Tire Centre at which Daniel Alfredsson’s number 11 was retired in a special pre-game ceremony. Nancy realizes that the odds of living even five years after being diagnosed with her form of lung cancer is given as less than five percent but this is where her positive attitude kicks in. She knows that there are new treatments and breakthroughs being made for cancer all the time now and she feels that she just has to stay alive long enough to get to that next breakthrough that will combat her form of cancer. She looks to Ottawa Senators former general manager Bryan Murray as an inspiration, noting that while his cancer had been conI am pleased to offer sidered life limiting, he is still around and looking good. Nancy is ready to participate in any trial treatment that might psychotherapy and applied come forward for her form of lung cancer but right now there is nothing on the horizon. behaviour analysis Nancy’s husband Luke Therrien says that he is always being Board Certified asked about how Nancy is doing and he is finding it harder and Registered harder to tell people how sick she is, especially now that the canBehaviour Psychotherapists cer has been found to be active again. He is so struck, though, by Analysts can how so many people care and ask about Nancy, be they contractors can help with: with whom Stittsville Glass & Signs deals or customers including help with: - Anxiety even some of the Ottawa Senators or just others in the community - Autism Intervention - Depression who know about Nancy’s battle with cancer such as Todd Brown at Supervision - Bullying & workplace Brown’s Your Independent Grocer, Neil Campbell at Giant Tiger - Daily living skills and challenges and councillor Shad Qadri. He is always overwhelmed by these expressions of care and convocational skills training - Life transitions cern for Nancy, praising the village atmosphere of Stittsville that - Challenging or - Trauma engenders such a community concern for others. - Dementia aggressive behaviour “Our community remembers and cares about Nancy,” he says, - Brain injury - Executive functioning with a voice filled with gratitude. And Nancy herself echoes these feelings about the community, 613-200-9716 saying that while Stittsville is growing and becoming big, it still has a small town feel where people care about each other. Nancy has continued as a director with the Stittsville Village sociation (SVA), a position which Luke also holds. And while she

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is still able to attend the SVA meetings, she admits to feeling a little guilty that she cannot help out the SVA in other ways,. But volunteering at events is not possible because of her breathing difficulties when outside. But Luke pledges that he will always be there to help the community as much as possible, given how the community has shown such support, concern and compassion for Nancy in her battle with cancer. It was back in the early fall of 2014 when Nancy went for an MRI scan because she had been experiencing back problems. Then, shortly after this, before knowing any results from the scan, she had to be rushed to hospital with breathing problems. This led to the diagnosis of lung cancer, with the breathing problems caused by blood clots circulating all through her body. It was said at the time that she probably had only 48 hours or so to live had she not arrived at the hospital when she did. It turned out that these blood clots were a by-product of her lung cancer which is not related to smoking but is a non-smokers version of lung cancer. A large tumour was found on her lung, a tumour which the earlier MRI scan ended up detecting as well. Because of the size of the tumour, surgery or a lung transplant was not possible. This meant that Nancy had to undergo an aggressive program of chemotherapy and then radiation to try to shrink the tumour and drive it into remission. Her relatively youthful age (she was 45 years old at the time) meant that such aggressive treatment could be undertaken. This worked, stopping the tumour’s growth - at least until just recently. Nancy remains confident that she will survive this cancer challenge, continuing to put a lot of faith in her belief that God does not send a person a challenge that the person cannot handle. And she is forever grateful for the expressions of concern and good wishes received from so many in the community. She is particularly grateful to Marion Gullock who accompanied her to all of her initial chemotherapy treatments, giving her much needed and appreciated support at a most critical time in her life and in her battle against cancer.


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SADNESS It is with sadness that we report the death of Katherine (Kay) Giroux on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. Kay was a long time member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Stittsville Legion. The Stittsville Legion extends its condolences to the entire family. It is with sadness as well that we report the death of Tod Donnelly on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Condolences are extended to his wife Cathy and the entire family. UPCOMING EVENTS The regular weekly euchre on Tuesday, Jan. 3 was cancelled due to bad weather. The next trip to the Slots at the Rideau Carleton Raceway hosted by the 55 Plus Club will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. The bus will leave the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Centre Arena at 11:30 a.m. Please call Marion Gullock at 613-836-5254 for more information or to reserve a seat. The next free afternoon featuring live music by John Belisle at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street will take place this Sunday, Jan. 15 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. There will be a spaghetti supper at the Legion Hall on Saturday, Jan. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. The supper will be followed by a comedy show starting at 8 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Tickets are on sale at the Legion Hall (bar) at $25 per person. The January meeting of the Legion Book Club will be held on Monday, Jan. 23. The book for January is "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley. On Saturday, Jan. 28, a "Karaoke" hosted by the musical group "Forever Friends" will be held at the Legion Hall starting at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. MEMBERSHIPS Memberships for 2017 are due and

are now on sale. There is a slight increase to the membership fee due to an increase in their per capita share by Dominion Command. The membership fee is $55 per year. WEEKLY EVENTS (Everyone in the community is welcome to attend these events unless otherwise stated) Euchre hosted by the Legion's 55 Plus Club is played every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street. Everyone is welcome to participate. On Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., an "Acoustic Jam Night" is held in the downstairs lounge (notice the change from the upstairs hall previously) at the Stittsville Legion Hall. This event is open to everyone. No stage and a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere exists at these musical events. However, percussion is not allowed. For more information, please email Brenda Hamilton at or call her at 613286-9173. An "Open Mic and Sing-a-long" with Bill Martin will be held every Friday starting at 8 p.m. in the downstairs lounge at the Legion Hall. Come and enjoy some country and some rock 'n roll music. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no cover charge. KNITTING CLUB The knitting/crochet club meets at the Legion Hall every Monday at 6:30 p.m. except for holidays. Anyone interested is welcome to come and join in. The group is now also making rescue dolls as well as baby bonnets and pic line covers for local hospitals. There are also free lessons available. For more information, please contact June Warner at 613-836-1167. WEBSITE The Stittsville Legion's website can be found at BILLBOARD SIGN Upcoming events at the Stittsville Legion are always posted on the billboard sign at the front of the Legion Hall, easily seen by those passing by on Stittsville Main Street.

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Stittsville Rams Minor Atom team wins in Bell Capital Cup

The Rams captured the championship in the National Hockey League. year-end present for the team's head coach Mark This proved to be an incredible experience Yakabuski. The Stittsville Rams Minor Atom competi- the Minor Atom 'A" Division with the chamFollowing the team's initial four games in the tive team has won a Bell Capital Cup cham- pionship final game played at the Canadian for the players, coaches and spectators and Tire Centre, home of the Ottawa Senators of winning the championship was a marvellous first day and a half of the tournament, the Rams pionship. found themselves seeded fourth out of the 12 teams competing in the Minor Atom 'A' Division. This meant that they went up against the Kanata Blazers in quarter-final action. This proved to be a hard fought, tight checking battle which was tied 2-2 after regulation time - it was that close! Cooper Stansel of the Rams came through with a goal at the 7:41 mark of overtime to send the Rams into semi-final action against the Leitrim Hawks. The Rams knew that they were in for another challenging game in this match as the Rams had previously battled the Hawks to a 2-2 tie in preliminary round action. The game was tied 2-2 going into the third period. That's when Rams' goalie Riley Martin shut the door on the Hawks while the Rams forwards came up big, scoring two unanswered goals to seal a 4-2 victory. This win put the Rams into the championship final on New Year's Eve against the Nepean Raiders (Black) team. This turned out to be an exciting but tense game, with the game's momentum shifting from one team to the other throughout the game. The Rams opened the scoring halfway through the first period with a shot by Mitchel Cairns which Submitted found the back of the Nepean net. And this goal Members of the Stittsville Rams Minor Atom competitive team, champions in the Minor Atom‘A”division in the Bell Capital Cup, are (lying proved to be enough for the 1-0 victory and Bell Capital Cup championship, thanks to the Rams deat the front( goalies Joshua Wainwright (left) and Riley Martin (right); (first row, kneeling, from left) Christian Lamb, Liam Mark, Cohen fensive play and particularly thanks to the work of Sidney, Kallum Malloy, Ryan Wallace, Keegan Pearce and Cooper Stansel; (second row, standing, from left) Ryan Power, Ryan Davidson, goalie Joshua Wainwright who made several fantasMarshall Jamieson, Ryder Pennell, Brody Yakabuski, Jack Lariviere, Mitchell Cairns and Bradley Farr; and (back row, from left) coaches tic saves to keep the opposition off the scoreboard. DeanTaylor,JayForan,ToddPennellandNeilFarr.MissingfromthephotoisheadcoachMarkYakabuskiandasssitantcoachTylerSullivan. He really earned his first star of the game award. special to the news

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What's up, doc, around village of Stittsville? by John Curry

Mati Barrett of Stittsville attends Dalhousie University in Halifax, studying kinesiology and also playing for the Dalhousie Tigers women's hockey team in the Atlantic University Sport conference. A goalie, she has played in seven of the team's 14 games to date, giving up 22 goals for a 3.14 goals against average. She has made 177 saves for an .889 save percentage. Overall so far this season, the team has a record of two wins and 12 losses. For the past three years, Mati has been recognized as an Academic All Canadian by Canadian Interuniversity Sport, making the CIS Honour Roll which requires those so honoured to maintain a grade point average of an A- or better and to be a student athlete. Mati is a graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic High School where she played for the girls hockey team which earned a fourth place finish at the provincial OFSAA girls hockey high school championships....Bhante Kovida, who spent some time at the Cambodian Buddhist Temple on Hazeldean Road and who also led some meditation sessions at the Stittsville library branch, is currently in Singapore.....The Stittsville District Lions Club has recently delivered 1,000 pairs of eye glasses to the Kemptville Lions Club for that Club's ongoing eye project which involves providing eye glasses to folks in Guyana in South America where the Kemptville Club visits each year. The Stittsville District Lions Club collects used eye glasses in the community as a way of helping out the Kemptville Club in its eye project.....The Stittsville Diners Club holds its first lunch of 2017 on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the

Stittsville United Church. Entertainment is being provided by Helen MacDonald. The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre along with community volunteers hosts this nutritional lunch for seniors and for adults with physical disabilities living in the community. These Stittsville Diners Club lunches are held on the third Tuesday of the month, running from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Those wishing to attend must register with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre at least seven days in advance by calling 613-591-3686, ext. 316. Cost is $8 per person. Transportation can be arranged upon request.... Andrew Waines, a vocal student at the U Rock Music School of Stittsville, has been signed to an artist management contract with Neville Paul of NPMG in Ottawa/Nashville. Andrew went to Nashville last summer to record his first song. He has performed numerous times with the U Rock Music School as a student and also as an honourary member of "The Crushers." He also performs now at solo gigs across the city. He is not only a talented singer but also a songwriter and guitarist. His original songs are especially catchy. Cathy Hallessey of the U Rock Music School, who is Andrew's vocal teacher, in congratulating Andrew, noted that he has worked very hard for this achievement. "One day we will all say 'we knew you when...'" she said. "We truly believe you'll be a BIG star," she added.....The Renewed With Love Bridal Outlet on Stittsville Main Street near Abbott Street relocated in midDecember to a new location on Bridge Street in Carleton Place. It was in the early fall of 2010 that the With Love Bridal Boutique opened in these premises on Stittsville Main Street as a full

service bridal boutique offering gowns to order, consignment gowns and on-site alterations. Over the course of the ensuing four years, With Love Bridal Boutique outgrew this Stittsville Main Street location and it moved to 66 Hearst Way in Kanata. The vacancy in the Stittsville location presented a new opportunity and the Renewed With Love Bridal Outlet opened in the fall of 2014. This new off-the-rack boutique began as a consignment shop with a small selection of sample gowns. The business grew and on this past Dec. 16, the Renewed With Love Bridal Outlet moved to a new location on Bridge Street in Carleton Place. It continues to be an off-therack boutique in that the dress you try on in the boutique is the dress you take home. The dresses are either brand new or have been samples at a bridal boutique.....St. Thomas Anglican Church is considering the possibility of hiring a choir director for the parish. This is partially in response to a visioning exercise which the congregation undertook last year and partially in response to a need identified by members of the church's choir....Katherine "Kay" Giroux passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, at the age of 90. She is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Kay was an active member of the former Ladies Auxiliary at the Stittsville Branch 618 of the Royal Canadian Legion. A Mass of Christian Funeral for Kay was celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Shea Road on Saturday, Dec. 31. .... The U-Rock Music School of Stittsville is marking its 20th anniversary year this year. The rock/ pop/performance music school opened in 1997

to provide lessons to children and teens specifically geared to the music that they love. Now the U-Rock Music School has nearly 100 students involved in either private or group lessons every week.....Members of the Stittsville District Lions Club attended a recent joint meeting in Kanata with the Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club and the Richmond District Lions Club which was attended by Lions District Governor Susan Wilkes. Stittsville District Lions Club members who attended included president Wayne Beaten, Ed Meunier, Murray Grant, Barbara Koch, Darryl Metzger, Don Redtman, Ian Willsher, Don Zogalo, Ron Armstrong, Albert Zoschke, Gord MacIsaac, Paul Riddell, Beth Lewis, Bob Lewis and Robert Gregory. Gord MacIsaac won a bottle of wine at this joint meeting while Don Zogalo won $40 in a 50/50 draw which he then donated back to the host Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club.... The next meeting of the Kanata

and District Breast Cancer Support Group to which Stittsville and area residents are most welcome will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in Hall ‘D’ at the Mlacak Centre at 2500 Campeau Drive in Kanata. For more information, please phone 613-592-1929….The Stittsville District Lions Club is donating $225 to help the Westport Lions Club with its project to raise funds to purchase a pair of “e-Sight” glasses for a woman in the Westport area…..The Stittsville Food Bank delivered over 100 hampers to families in the Stittsville area prior to Christmas….The Friendship Club’s upcoming luncheon and annual general meeting on Jan. 25 will include entertainment provided by Lauren Hall...

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olicing is changing in Ottawa. In fact, organizational changes have already been rolling out behind the scenes and publicly for some time as part of something called the Service Initiative program that aims to improve how police serve and protect us. Senior brass at the Ottawa Police Service are now preparing to introduce you, the public, to its new “frontline deployment model” on Jan. 23, which they say “is aimed at improving community safety by making it easier to move resources across the city to where they are needed. The new model will also have more streamlined processes for partners and the public to access services.” Three meetings are taking place in Kanata, Nepean and Orléans later this month to unveil the final new component of the initiative. You’ll learn that community police officers will no longer be assigned to a specific area of Ottawa. Rather, their assignments will be based on areas in need, mirroring that used by school resource officers, who are assigned to specific schools ranked according to need. A remodelling of community policing sparked concerns last spring. Residents, business owners, organizations, the police union and city councillors expressed concern about the potential consequences for public engagement and

crime reduction. Many appealed to the Ottawa Police Services Board not to change how beat cops, community police and district traffic officers will be deployed. Those concerns are justified. The new frontline model seeks to fill gaps in staffing due to high crime rates. It’s not really concerned with the proactive policing that community officers do, which is why there is concern. Having a point of contact – a community police officer assigned to a specific geographic area – has helped reduce the number of calls for service in problem-plagued neighbourhoods, critics say. Police brass counter, saying the overall changes are needed to reduce demands on officers and improve the efficiency and coordination of front-line police resources. At this point, with just days to go before three “information meetings” are held, the changes are a done deal, though each meeting will feature a 45-minute discussion and 45 minutes allotted for a question and answer period. Time will tell just how well and how long this new frontline system will roll out starting Jan. 23. When it comes to changing frontline deployment, coming on the heels of 2016 – which saw the highest homicide rate in many years at 24 dead – people are right to be wary of change when it comes to safety and security in the city.

Challenge for the new year: smart car meets dumb street


hen you look at the early headlines of 2017 you can be forgiven for thinking that this year might not be much of an improvement over the last one. In Florida, a family was attacked by a dog when they tried to make it wear a sweater. In Florida. In Thailand, a French tourist decided to have her picture taken beside a crocodile. She then fell on top of the crocodile, which proceeded to bite her. No one was fatally injured in either of these instances. But our pride in being members of the human race took a bit of a hit. After all these decades of rising educational levels, we sometimes don’t seem to have a lot to show for it. If you doubt this, please note that one of the big selling Christmas toys last year was a toy

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town truck which makes lip gloss for its lucky recipients. It goes without saying that there have been irrational developments in world elections lately, but it shouldn’t be any surprise, given that we are the electorate. Despairing of our failure to develop much in the way of lasting intelligence, human beings have focussed their hopes in recent years on computers, with decidedly mixed results. Computers seem intelligent enough when telling us who the original members of the Monkees were, but not terribly smart when we try to order tickets

to anything. In desperation we turn to our cars, which have lately been showing signs of dependability and have even learned, some of them, to operate without keys and to tell you what the temperature is outside. Research proceeds apace and the so-called smart car is, we are told, just around the corner. Already many of these creatures, also known as self-driving cars, are on the streets and most of them do not have accidents. At last, we dare to hope, a machine that will save us from our own stupidity and steer us away from crocodiles. It would take a long time to enumerate the many gifts that smart cars are claimed to bring us, but they include less crowded streets, fewer accidents, lowered pollution levels and an end to circling the block looking for a

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parking spot. It might be asking too much to hope smart cars will be intelligent enough to avoid drive-thrus, but the progress made so far is encouraging. The smart car, however, has yet to meet its ultimate challenge — the complete street. Here in Ottawa we have been doing everything we can think of to make our streets friendlier to things other than cars. Pedestrians and bicyclists would fall into this category. There are bicycle lanes and all sorts of humps and bumps and cutouts and symbols painted onto the pavement. Portions of some streets are painted a nice shade of green. These are called complete streets. We will be seeing lots of them and will eventually understand how to behave on them. The big question is what happens when a driverless car lands on one. Will it be smart enough to ediTorial: Managing ediTor: Theresa Fritz, 613-221-6225 news ediTor: John Curry - 613-221-6152 reporTer/phoTographer: John Brummell - 613-221-6202

figure out what’s going on and what the green pavement means and why there are posts in the road where the right lane was just a minute ago? Or will it just give up and decide to make lip gloss?

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Letter: Internet Editor: Some Stittsville residents who use Bell Canada internet services may have noticed that there have been complete shutdowns of service almost every day for the last two weeks, generally in the middle of the evening. Obviously this is inconvenient for people doing internet surfing or emails and for the many who use TV services such as Netflix, etc. It is very annoying, especially during a holiday period when many families settle down to watch a film or program together in the evening. On many of these occasions I have phoned the Sympatico service line (613-310-7873) to determine if it was a problem local to my home installation or if it was a system problem. Responses of the Bell support staff were very varied – sometimes a recorded message immediately advising of a local outage but in other cases Bell employees assured me that everything was operating normally. One tech support person even wanted me to systematically disconnect every internet cable in my house to locate the fault at my end when in fact the fault was with Bell. Two Bell employees on different days acknowledged that there was a significant problem in our region and that it would continue for the next week or so. They both offered to send temporary equipment the next day to ensure continued service in spite of the system outages. But the temporary equipment never showed up and another Bell employee said it would have been very expensive to send it to me and it would not have worked anyway! She did, however, explain that the outage generally occurred between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. because that is when a standby generator that is being used to service the Stittsville area has to be shut down in order that it can refilled with gas! I asked if there was not a better time of day (such as 3 a.m.) to disconnect everyone’s internet for minimum disruption but she assured me that mid-evening during the two-week Christmas break was what Bell had determined would be the best time. For Bell maybe. For the customers? Not so sure. I wonder if other Stittsville residens agree with that assessment? I am preparing this letter at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan 4 and yet again the internet indicator on my Bell modem is showing ‘red’ for no service. Have Stittsville residents using other internet providers experienced similar service problems during this holiday period? If you feel that your Bell service has been less than satisfactory recently, it seems that it would be helpful to Bell if you would call and let them know. Paul Jay Stittsville

Farmers market John Curry

The possibility of a farmers market at Village Square Park in Stittsville is moving closer to reality. The city of Ottawa has initiated a rezoning for the park that would permit the operation of a farmers market there. The rezoning would alter the current open space zoning to add an exception to permit a farmers market. It is expected that the proposed rezoning will be considered by city council's planning committee on March 28. Right now the rezoning proposal has been put out for public comment by the city of Ottawa. Comments are to be submitted to city of Ottawa planner Carol Ruddy at Ottawa city hall at 110 Laurier Avenue West, Fourth Floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 or to her by phone at 613-5802424, ext. 28457 or via email at .

The proposed farmers market would operate on Fridays from 12 noon to 6 p.m. between June and October. It is expected that there would be 10 to 20 vendors at this site. The farmers market would be operated by Ottawa Farmers' Markets, with the operation of the market controlled through an agreement between Ottawa Farmers' Markets and the city. Village Square Park in Stittsville is located at the southeast corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street. The idea of a farmers market at Village Square Park was first aired publicly at a meeting of the Stittsville Village Association last fall with Sue Bird, who owns the log building adjacent to Village Square Park, brought up the idea and outlined what discussions she had had about the idea.

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The January luncheon and annual general meeting of the Friendship Club will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 12 noon at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. To reserve a place at this luncheon, Friendship Club members should phone Rosemary at 613-836-6353 or Gloria at 613-831-8819 by Friday, Jan. 20.

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$1.58 million in improvements recommended for Feedmill Creek by John Curry

Improvement measures costing $1.58 million are being envisioned for Feedmill Creek. This would mitigate the impacts of future development on the stream, its peak flows and such conditions as erosion control and flood control. Undertaking such improvement measures is the preferred solution identified in a municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) being undertaken by the city of Ottawa to determine how best to mitigate the impact of future development in the area on Feedmill Creek. Feedmill Creek is a watercourse that drains an area flanking highway 417 from the highway seven interchange to Huntmar Drive, eventually

emptying into the Carp River. The stormwater pond in the Timbermere subdivision in Stittsville is part of the Feedmill Creek watershed. In fact, the area around this stormwater pond is called "Feed Mill Creek Park." Feedmill Creek flows from there eastward through the new Potter's Key subdivision that is now being developed and then flows north through as-yet undeveloped lands, crossing under highway 417 just west of the Palladium Drive interchange. The proposed improvement measures for Feedmill Creek, which would be funded by future development in the Feedmill Creek drainage area, include detention measures to control peak runoff, retention measures also to control runoff and in-stream rehabilitation measures. The only other alternative identi-

fied in the EA study is a "do nothing" proposal which the study rejects as not being a feasible option as it would result in continued erosion along the creek that would impact the creek. In addition, future flows in the creek would be such that they would exceed Ministry of Transportation criteria where the creek flows under highway 417. Currently an online open house is being held by the city to generate public input about the proposed preferred solution for the future of Feedmill Creek. Various government agencies are also providing input. Once this public review period ends, the EA study will go before Ottawa city council for approval. It is proposed that detailed design work for the proposed improvement measures for Feedmill Creek would

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be undertaken in 2017 with the actual construction work to be undertaken in 2018. The need for this examination of the Feedmill Creek subwatershed area was identified in March 2015 based on a review of the Carp River hydraulic model. Future development around Feedmill Creek will significantly increase the imperviousness of the subwatershed. The additional runoff volume generated by this increased imperviousness could result in potential impacts on the creek including flooding, erosion and degraded water quality. To mitigate these impacts on Feedmill Creek, stormwater management measures are required, along with in-stream rehabilitation work. The stormwater management measures will include not only measures to be implemented in new development areas but also will include retrofit opportunities in existing developed areas. Proposed stream rehabilitation measures will serve to mitigate the impact of future developments on Feedmill Creek by providing erosion control and improving the functionality of the creek from both a hydraulic and habitat standpoint. The Feedmill Creek watershed is primarily comprised of soils with

poor infiltration characteristics. In addition, Feedmill Creek's channel does not have the capacity to absorb any increase of in-stream erosion. Blanding's turtles are known to be in the area. Feedmill Creek supports a tolerant cold water fish community as well as a diverse warm water fishery. Water temperatures in Feedmill Creek are remaining in the range suitable for cold water fish species and are generally three to five degrees Celsius lower than temperatures in the Carp River. The in-stream improvement measures foreseen in this EA study would allow existing fish habitat to be enhanced while also allowing for improved riparian vegetation. Existing turtle habitat would be improved. Public input about this EA study of Feedmill Creek is being accepted by the city of Ottawa until Jan. 16. There is a questionnaire that can be completed at survey/index.php/314134/lang-en . For more information or to provide comments, please contact Laurent Jolliet, project manager, city of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1. The phone number is 613-580-2424, ext. 17149 or via email at Laurent.jolliet@ .

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A sign identifies Feedmill Creek Park at the northwest corner of Carp Road and Kittiwake Drive in Stittsville.

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The Goulbourn Township Historical Society's annual general meeting comes up this month. This year the annual general meeting will be held at the Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville

on Saturday, Jan. 21. This continues the Historical Society's practice of holding this annual general meeting in a different Goulbourn community on a rotational basis. The rotation involves the communities of Ashton, Munster, Richmond and Stittsville. This 2017 annual general meeting will begin with a luncheon served at 12 noon featuring a seasonal turkey dinner. Cost for the luncheon is $15 per person. Following the meal, the annual general meeting will get underway. Those wishing to attend only the annual general meeting should consider arriving at the church about 1 p.m. At the annual general meeting, the Board of Directors and the chairs of various committees will report on their activities undertaken throughout the year. This annual general meeting will also include an election of one director for the Historical Society.

Here and there around Richmond

The Richmond 200th anniversary recognition platform on Perth Street near Huntley Road has been expanded so that the names of new sponsors who have recently committed financial support for Richmond’s 200th anniversary celebrations in 2018 can be added to the structure. Richmond Village Association volunteer Fraser Moore constructed and installed this addition. Thanks go to Doug Kazda of Richmond Home Hardware for donating the lumber used in the project.…Regular euchres on every second Wednesday evening have now resumed at the Rev. Michael Gillissie Parish Hall at St. Philip’s Church at the corner of Burke Street and Fortune Street after a Christmas break. Everyone is welcome to attend these euchres for an evening of fun and fellowship playing euchre. The next euchre will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m…..St. Philip’s Parish is holding a fundraiser for its 2017 Peru Mission on Saturday, Jan. 28. It will involve a spaghetti dinner served in the Rev. Michael Gillissie Parish Hall at 5:30 p.m., followed by live entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 613-591-6247……The Richmond Legion is hosting its annual Robbie Burns Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the

Legion Hall on Ottawa Street, featuring a haggis and roast beef dinner. There will be a bagpiper present and entertainment including highland dancers. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the dinner being served at 6 p.m. Tickets at $23 per person are available from Shirley Morris at 613-838-3721…..Bill Burnett, a brother of Kelvin Burnett who is a past president of the Richmond Agricultural Society, passed away on Dec. 16, 2016 at the age of 86. A funeral mass was held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Fallowfield on Dec. 28….. The street banners created by young artists in Richmond are now on display along Perth and McBean Streets. This year the number of these street banners has increased to 30 banners from 25 banners in previous years. This street banner program is coordinated by the Richmond Village Association (RVA) and is possible thanks to the support of local businesses and the dedication of RVA volunteers…..Members of the Richmond District Lions Club attended a recent joint meeting in Kanata which was also attended by members of the Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club and the Stittsville District Lions Club. Richmond Lions attending include Club president Dick Salmon, Bruce Martin and Gerry Moore….


Open mic music night on Jan. 20 Special to the News

An open mix music night hosted by Andrew McKim will be held on Friday, Jan. 20 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the upstairs lounge at the Richmond Curling Club on Perth Street in

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An overnight storm which blanketed the landscape with snow and ice created a scene in Stittsville on Wednesday morning, Jan. 3 that was reminiscent of the area's Ice Storm of 1998, albeit of much shorter duration and much less disruption, although there were hydro outages in other areas of the city. Indeed, it was similarly in early January back in 1998, 19 years ago now, that Ice Storm '98 struck and paralyzed the Stittsville/Goulbourn area along with much of Eastern Ontario. And while Ice Storm '98 is viewed as a disaster, causing See STATE OF EMERGENCY, page 14 in the case of Stittsville/Goulbourn the declaration of 11 days of a state of emergency, it also turned out to be a time of exceptional volunteer and community efforts at helping one another and providing help to the many who suffered through days of no electricity. It all began on Monday, January 5, 1998 when the first onslaught of the ice storm had swept over the area. A second layer of ice on Wednesday night, January 7, 1998 completed the catastrophy, knocking out hydro across Goulbourn and beginning the emergency phase of the situation. It was a happening of such dimensions that after it was over, longtime Carleton MPP the Hon. Norm Sterling called the ice storm "the worst disaster Ontario has ever experienced." The 11 days of a state of emergency in the Stittsville/ Goulbourn area ended on Sunday, January 18, 1998 as power had been reinstated to all but a handful of Goulbourn's 6,600 hydro customers. Some had been without power since the night of Monday, January 5, when the first instalment of the ice storm had swept over the Stittsville/ Goulbourn area. After a second layer of ice hit the area on Wednesday John Curry/Metroland night, January 7, 1998, knocking out hydro across Goulbourn and beginning the emergency phase of the situation, An overnight ice/snow storm in Stittsville last week brought back the ensuing days were filled with responding to hazardous memories of the Ice Storm of 1998.


partment responded to about 140 emergency situations. By comparison, in the first five days of January, before the ice storm, the Fire Department had responded to eight emergency situations. The fire halls in both Stittsville and Richmond became the lifeline for many affected by the hydro outage, particularly as it extended into a third and fourth and fifth day for many residents over the weekend of January 10-11.


situations, meeting homeowner needs related particularly to heat, and ensuring that everyone remained safe and well during the crisis. During the days of the crisis, particularly beginning on Thursday, January 8 and running for a week, the Goulbourn Fire Department's dispatch centre was swamped with calls, probably in the thousands. Two dispatchers, instead of the normal one, were on duty throughout this period. Through the 13 days of the ice storm crisis, the Goulbourn Fire De-

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DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS / AMENDMENTS UNDER THE PLANNING ACT NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. The items listed below, in addition to any other items previously scheduled, will be considered at this meeting which will be held in the Champlain Room, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa. To see any change to this meeting agenda, please go to Zoning – 4789 Bank Street 613-580-2424, ext. 12585 – Zoning – 404 Eden Avenue 613-580-2424, ext. 22568 – Zoning – 6219, 6227 Renaud Road (337 – 353 Melodie Street) 613-580-2424, ext. 15430 – Zoning – 774 Bronson Avenue 613-580-2424, ext. 27889 – Zoning – 770 Bronson Avenue 613-580-2424, ext. 27889 – Official Plan and Zoning – 255 Kanata Avenue 613-580-2424, ext. 13923 – Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2008-250 – Anomalies Q1 2017 335 St. Laurent Boulevard and part of 1191 Montreal Road – Former Rockcliffe Air Base Plan of Subdivision - Revision to zone boundaries, Part of 2405 Mer Bleue Road – Summerside West Subdivision and part of abutting unaddressed parcel – Removal of Flood Plain Overlay and Holding Symbol, 120 Den Haag Drive and 301 LeBoutillier Avenue – Removal of Heritage Overlay 613-580-2424, ext. 28315 – Ad # 2017-508-S_Dev Apps_12012017

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Kerosene, water and firewood all became essential and were distributed either by the Fire Department or by Goulbourn township through its Emergency Command Centre established at the fire hall/library complex on Main Street in Stittsville when the state of emergency was declared region-wide and in Goulbourn on Thursday afternoon, January 8. Canadian Armed Forces moved into the area to lend assistance on Friday, January 9. In Goulbourn, the military was given responsibility for provision of generators, particularly to the farming community. The Goulbourn Fire Department provided truckloads of water for livestock to farmers with daily loads being delivered from both the Stittsville and Richmond fire halls. These water deliveries were even continuing after the lifting of the state of emergency as frozen piping prevented some farmers from getting their water systems up and running, even with the return of hydro. Calls about downed lines, either hydro, phone or cable, were numerous to the Fire Department during the crisis as were calls about carbon monoxide detectors. All devices with combustion, including kerosene heaters, fireplaces and generators, give off carbon monoxide which is a deadly, odorless gas. The firefighters visited many homes and took many readings of carbon monoxide levels throughout the course of the crisis. One person was taken to hospital as a result of carbon monoxide. A great assistance was provided to the Goulbourn Fire Department by the Ottawa and Nepean Fire Departments. Beginning on Friday, January 9, firefighters from Nepean during the day and from Ottawa during the night helped staff the Stittsville and Richmond fire halls. This lasted through to Friday, January 16 in Stittsville and

Saturday, January 17 in Richmond. This not only provided extra help during the day but assisted especially during the night as the Goulbourn firefighters who had been going steadily for several days, could get some sleep. Actual fire emergencies were rare during the ice storm crisis. There were no chimney fires. There was a small garage fire in Richmond on Saturday, January 10. A candle cause a fire which resulted in minor damage in a bedroom in Stittsville. There were also some unusual situations. The Fire Department was called out for, of all things, a wood fire in a microwave; yes, that’s right, a microwave. It seems that a person had the idea to dry out a piece of wood by putting it in the microwave which was set on high. The wood, though, caught on fire and ended up filling the house with smoke. Another potentially very serious situation was allayed by firefighters. The beams of a two-storey log home were cracking under the weight of the ice on the roof. Firefighters cut posts from fallen cedar trees around the house and then used them to prop up the first floor beams which had been under stress. During the ice storm crisis, community suppers were offers thanks to volunteers at the Stittsville Community Centre hall from Monday, January 12 through Thursday, January 15. The Richmond Relief Centre at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre operated from Sunday, January 11 through Sunday, January 18 while both the Country House Restaurant in Munster and the Ashton General Store functioned as community drop-in centres. Altogether, over 5,000 meals were served by these relief centres in Goulbourn during the ice storm crisis. Schools, some of which in Goulbourn were closed for seven school days, resumed operation on Monday, January 19.

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The Trans Canada Trail in Stittsville is a tunnel enclosed by snow and ice covered trees after last week’s overnight storm which left scenes reminiscent of the Ice Storm of 1998.

Richmond Royals Atom A's win in Bell Capital Cup John Curry

Playing in the Bell Capital Cup tournament. Exciting! Playing with skill and as a team with a balanced scoring attack, stalwart defense and solid goaltending. Awesome! And bringing the Atom A House League Bell Capital Cup championship trophy home to Richmond for the first time ever. Priceless! This is what the Richmond Royals Atom A team did over the four days of the Bell Capital Cup, winning its division by going undefeated and capturing the Atom A House League Bell Capital Cup championship trophy for the first time since the tournament began 18 years ago. The Atom A Royals won their opening

game by a decisive score of 6-1 over the Metcalfe Jets. The Royals followed up this opening game victory with wins of 3-0 against the Canadian Crushers and 4-1 against the Clarence Castors. In the quarter-finals, the Royals went up against the Metcalfe Jets again and skated away with a 4-1 win. So it was on to the semi-finals which turned out to be a real nail biter of a game against the Leitrim Hawks. The Royals trailed 2-0 up until the midway mark of the second period but then the team rallied, storming back to end up winning 5-2 and advancing to the championship final. This championship final took place on the

ice at the Canadian Tire Centre, home of the Ottawa Senators, with the Royals facing off against the Nepean Falcons. The Royals, showing strength, focus and sportsmanship, dominated play throughout the game, scoring the first goal on the second shift of the game as well as the final goal of the game in the final few seconds, chalking up a 5-0 victory. The Royals displayed a balanced scoring attack, a stalwart defense and solid goaltending as well as great discipline (the team was penalty free in the championship game) in winning the championship and bringing the Atom A House League Bell Capital Cup championship trophy to Richmond for the first time ever.

Jack MacLaren Member of Provincial Parliament Carleton-Mississippi Mills

Cap-and-trade boondoggle! I hope everyone had a calm and restful Christmas and happy new year, because it looks like 2017 is off to a rough start. The Government’s cap-and-trade tax went into effect on the 1st of January. The tax is basically a scheme to make everyone pay for carbon dioxide emissions. Submitted

Members of the Richmond Royals Atom A team, champions in the Atom A House League division in the recent Bell Capital Cup, are (at the front, lying down) goalie Reid Wilson; (first row, kneeling, from left) Nicholas Conway, Everett Sample, Cale Owen, Ian Goddard (standing behind trophy), Marek Blaszczyk, Benjamin McGillis and Patrick Leveque; (second row, standing, from left) Graham Dunn, Kian Yamada, Colin Arthurs, Jesse (the Sheriff) Arts, Shaun McGauley, Lincoln Smith, Thomas Griffiths and Jamie Ferguson; and (back row, from left) coach Will Sample, head coach Craig Dunn and trainer Matthew Wilson. Missing from the photo are coach Russ Arthurs and team manager Will McGauley.

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Fuel prices have already gone up. Gas at most pumps was up to $1.16 a litre. The cost of heating your home is going up by about $7 a month, and this is on top of the already ridiculously high cost of hydro. The cost of everything else is going up too. Almost all products in Canada are shipped to a store or to your doorstep by trucks. So if the cost of gas goes up, the cost of shipping does too. Business have to pass those costs on to their customers. This is why the Auditor-General of Ontario estimated that over the next two years households will pay almost $300 more indirect costs everything. These higher costs are going to hurt the poor most, and enrich the government by about $2 billion a year. The cap-and-trade tax is not going to be offset by reductions in any of our other taxes. So as we all get poorer, the government will get richer. The next election just can’t come soon enough!

Contact Information Constituency Office of Jack MacLaren, MPP Carleton-Mississippi Mills 240 Michael Cowpland Drive, Suite 100 Kanata, Ontario K2M 1P6 Telephone: (613) 599-3000 E-Mail: Let’s Stay In Touch Stittsville News - Thursday, January 12, 2017 15

Councillor’s Column Keeping You Informed By Shad Qadri, Councillor Ward Six Stittsville City of Ottawa

January 12, 2017 Councillor’s Column Keeping You Informed Stittsville Farmer’s Market Potential Growing I am pleased to inform you that Village Square Park located at Abbott Street and Stittsville Main Street is one of three locations in Ottawa that the City is initiating zoning by-law amendments to permit farmers’ markets on City owned properties. The markets will be operated by Ottawa Farmers’ Markets as they have expressed an interested in expanding their markets in the City and would work with local farmers and residents in the operation of a market in Stittsville. The idea of a Farmers’ Market in Stittsville has been raised in the past and there have been some markets in the past in the community. The suggestion of Village Square Park as a location came forward when the Ottawa Farmers’ Market approached me with the idea to operate a market in this location. I am very pleased with this proposal and look forward to market making its roots in Stittsville. The subject lands are currently zoned O1- Open Space. It is proposed to rezone the lands to add an exception to permit a farmers’ market. The proposed market in Stittsville planned to operate on Fridays between June and October, noon to 6:00 pm. There would be 10 to 20 vendors at this location. Operation of the markets will be controlled through agreements between Ottawa Farmers’ Markets and the City of Ottawa. The other two locations are the Byron Farmers’ Market, located on the south side of Richmond Road between Broadview Avenue and Golden Avenue and the Riverview Park and Ride, which is located on the south side of Earl Armstrong Road, east of River Road. It is anticipated that this re-zoning will come forward to the City’s Planning Committee on March 28 and to City Council on April 12. For additional information I encourage you to review the application summary available on my website To provide comments by January 21 or for more information, you may also contact myself and the City Planner, Carol Ruddy at or 613-580-2424 x28457. Naloxone Kits and Fentanyl Overdose Prevention On Thursday, December 29th, my letter sent as Chair of the Ottawa Board of Health (BOH) to the editor was published in the Ottawa Citizen urging the public to be aware and understand the dangers associated with the increase in celebrations for New Years Eve in relation to drug use. With the potential of party-goers trying to heighten their celebratory experiences on New Year’s Eve, I felt it was my responsibility as Chair of the BOH to share Ottawa Public Health’s message over the growing health concern for the rising availability of the more potent fentanyls in our city. I stated in my letter that the obvious way to avoid overdose was to avoid drug use in its entirety, however, the reality of the situation is that not all drug users adhere to this type of direct message. I did present how to reduce the risks should one decide to use or know someone at potential risk. One of these suggestions is to carry a naloxone kit, a medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The kit includes two vials of naloxone, syringes, gloves and instructions.

Stittsville District Lions Club founded in 1964 by John Curry

Everywhere in Canada, Lionism has come to be synonymous with community service and in Stittsville, it has been no different. Since 1964, the Stittsville District Lions Club has developed a record of community service and involvement of which both the Club itself and the community can be extremely proud. The Club's fundraising and community work have been ongoing, with the value of its contributions to various community projects and initiatives being in the thousands of dollars. But the monetary value of the Lions work and contributions over the years since the Club's formation in 1964 is not the most important result of its receipt of its charter from Lions International in 1964. What has been the Club's most important contribution to the community has been the fact that it has brought together a group of members who, selflessly and without personal gain, have worked to help make the Stittsville community a better place in which to live. The Stittsville District Lions Club is hosting an Open House with wine and cheese on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Come out and see what the Lions Club does in the community. Come out and see how you also can help in the community. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Beth Lewis at 613-4025007 by Jan. 13. The official charter night of the Stittsville District Lions Club was October 19, 1964 but Lionism in Stittsville was not born on that particular night. Rather, it had been born in the preceding months when West Ottawa Lions Club members Lee Rickey and Fred Chapman sowed the seeds of Lionism in the community. These seeds were nourished by the efforts of such people as Denny Graham, Roger Lessard, Ernie Moore and Bud Haw, who talked things up in the community and held organization meetings in the basement of the village municipal office. It was from these preliminary meetings that the formation of the Stittsville District

Lions Club happened. The Charter Night itself was a gala affair which was held at the Ambassador Hall in Westboro. Over 400 persons attended this charter night which was presided over by Gerry Cummings, president of the West Ottawa Lions Club which was the sponsoring club for Stittsville. For most of its first 15 years of existence, the Stittsville District Lions Club held its regular meetings in the basement hall of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Stittsville, although for a time the meetings alternated between the Presbyterian Church and Wesley United Church. In 1979/80, the Lions Club built the Stittsville Medical Centre on Stittsville Main Street, with the downstairs of the building becoming the Club's permanent meeting hall. The main purpose of the building was to bring medical services to the community, despite the lack of federal, provincial or municipal financial assistance. The original intention of the Lions Club was to donate the facility to Goulbourn township but the township refused to accept ownership. So the Lions Club retained ownership and operation of the building. The hall also served as a meeting room for Stittsville groups, such as the Brownies and the Stittsville District Snowmobile Club. Over the years, it has provided much needed meeting space in the community. Not only that but the hall has been used extensively for receptions as well as family and group parties. Several years after its formation, with the opening of the new Stittsville arena in 1971, the Stittsville District Lions Club undertook its first big challenge, the raising of $10,000 for an artificial ice plant for the new arena. A successful marathon walk raised $7,000 in helping the Club achieve its goal. The Lions Club purchased the time clock for the arena and also helped out, along with the Stittsville Minor Hockey Association, with the purchase of a new Zamboni ice cleaning machine for the arena in the 1970's. Over the years, the Stittsville District Li-

ons Club has supported minor hockey, public speaking, minor ball and intermediate hockey. Right from its beginning, the Stittsville District Lions Club was involved with the annual Christmas Cheer radio broadcast of the West Ottawa Lions Club on CFRA radio. In recent years, this radio broadcast has ceased but the Lions Club has continued with its Christmas fundraising, directing the funds raised to the Stittsville Food Bank and thus continuing to help the needy of the community. Welfare work, that is, being there with help when needed, has always been a major focus of the Stittsville District Lions Club. Christmas baskets have been one visible aspect of this welfare work; paying the heating bill for a fellow resident of the village suffering from hard times is another, more hidden aspect of the Club's work. When a family was burned out of its home, losing everything, it was the Lions Club which pitched in and, along with neighbours and friends, raised much-needed money and helped rebuild the home. In 1979, the Stittsville District Lions Club undertook a $28,000 renovation project at Alexander Grove ball diamond in Stittsville, rejuvenating the facility which had been first developed in the late 1940's. This renovation project included new fencing and new lighting at the diamond. The Stittsville District Lions Club has also constructed the Lion Ronnie Martin Pavilion at Alexander Grove and provided the Lion Denzil Graham scoreboard for the main ball diamond at the Grove. The $80,000 Medical Centre building, constructed in 1979/80 by the Lions Club, was a major undertaking. The Club had planned the project for several years and, fully aware of the great need in the village at that time for a doctor's services, kept working away at realizing the goal. With the establishment of the Medical Centre, a facility was in place which could house a doctor and it was not long before Dr. Jim Bell set up his practice in the facility. See LIONS CLUB DONATIONS, page 17

I advised that anyone looking for a list of Ottawa pharmacies that carry naloxone could call the Drug and Alcohol Helpline at 1-800-5658603. Unfortunately, those individuals who decided to be proactive and go to a pharmacy were turned away with pharmacists saying that they either did not carry naloxone or that they refused to give it out at random due to the fact that they felt the need to educate the client on how to administer the needle. Pharmacists in Ontario have been allowed to provide free naloxone kits without a prescription to people with an Ontario health card since June. OPH recognizes the inability or hesitance for some pharmacists to distribute naloxone kits as a communication concern. This concern needs to be addressed going forward and OPH will work at clarifying this message so that the appropriate locations can be listed as to who will dispense the kits upon request. For more information about naloxone and overdose prevention I encourage you to visit: healthy-living/alcohol-drugs-and-tobacco/drugs#ottawa-overdoseprevention. For any other inquiries about the risks of fentanyl or any other Board of Health related matters, please do not hesitate to contact me at and I will be happy to deliver you additional information. Always Listening 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 If you are a Stittsville resident of Ward 6 and would like to be added to my weekly electronic outreach list, please contact my office to ensure you receive pertinent information concerning our community. Further information about any of these articles can be found on my website or you can contact my office to obtain details.

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A dentist and a chiropractor later established their practices at the Medical Centre, showing that the building was serving the primary need for which it was built. In 1987, the Lions Club put on an addition to the Medical Centre building to accommodate the need for more office space for the doctors. The basement area of this addition was made into a Lions Club lounge area which has become the site for Lions Club executive meetings, freeing up the larger Lions Hall for community use on such occasions. The Stittsville District Lions Club, since its inception in 1964, has made donations to many charities and community projects, has provided trophies and awards for schools, has supported the Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s leader dog program, has at one time sponsored a June Jamboree fun event as well as a winter carnival, has sponsored local card parties and has made a major financial contribution to the Queensway-Carleton Hospital. Donations have been given to the Carleton Place Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital, Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa Heart Institute, Friends of Hospice Ottawa, QueenswayCarleton Hospital, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Perley & Rideau Veterans Health Foundation, Relay for Life and many more. For several years, the Club operated a refreshment booth at the Capital City Speedway on highway seven west of Stittsville. This was a major source of revenue for the Club, allowing it to contribute to various community endeavours and needs. The Stittsville District Lions Club has been providing and putting up the Christmas lights at Village Square Park since the lighting of the park at Christmas time started in the mid 1990’s. The Lions Club also puts up Christmas lights at the Stittsville Main Street/Hazeldean Road entrance to Stittsville. The Club also participates in the annual Christmas Parade of Lights, with members collecting food and donations for the Stittsville Food Bank along the parade route. Wives and partners of Lions Club members have belonged, over the years, to the Stittsville Lionettes, a group which has helped the Lions in their community projects and other activities. The Stittsville District Lions Club has done its part with regard to the higher branches of Lionism, with members attaining offices at the zone or district levels or beyond. Denzil Graham served as zone chairman in 1979/80 and

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The Lions Hall is located in the basement of the Stittsville District Lions Club’s medical centre building on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. as deputy district governor in 1980/81 while Ray Thomas was zone chairman in 1970/71 and deputy district governor in 1971/72. Charter president Ernie Moore was zone chairman in 1966/67 as well as deputy district governor and then District A-4 governor in 1969-1970. He was a Lions Club International Director in 1985-87. Morley James, a charter member of the Stittsville District Lions Club, was District A-4 Governor for the 1975-76 term. Stittsville Lion Jack Burke went on from the presidency of the Stittsville District Lions Club in 1992/93 to become zone chairman, regional chairman and then vice-district governor before being elected as district governor of Lions District A4 for the 1996/97 term. Don Zogalo of the Stittsville District Lions Club served as zone chairman in 1995/96 and then region chairman in 1996/97 before going on to become vice-district governor in 1999/2000 and then district governor. Ken Jones also served as District A-4 Governor while Don Redtman served as vice-district governor. In recent years, Stittsville Lions Club members Paul Riddell and Beth Lewis have held positions beyond the Club level. Paul Riddell, for example, has served as Region 30 chairman. The Lions Club members have had to work hard over the years to carry the financial burden associated with

the Medical Centre, an added challenge to raising the funds initially to build the Medical Centre. But the Lions Club is mortgage free regarding the building thanks to the work of the Lions Club members and the support of the community. The Lions Club is currently involved in planning a major construction project, adding a new accessible entrance to the Lions Hall at the front of the building. In its 2006-2007 Lions year, Rosemary Brummell became the first female member in the history of the Stittsville District lions Club when she transferred to the Club from the Richmond District Lions Club. Beth Lewis and Patricia Peskett were inducted as new Stittsville District Lions Club members that same year. In the 2015-2016 Lions year, female members of the Club included Helen Culbert, Beth Lewis, Brenda Miller and Barbara Koch. Charter members of the Stittsville District Lions Club in 1964 were Rev. R.S.V. Crossley, Ray Thomas, Howard Raycroft, Ernie Moore, Bud Haw, John Nicol, Morley James, J.W. Murray, J.R. Martin, F.M. Smith, R.R. Trottier, J.R. Armstrong, W.H. Spearman, Roger Lessard, Perce McKinley, John Black, J.S. Bradley, H.J. Dick, Elroy McCooeye, W.G. MacDonnell, S.C. Bradley, R.F. Comrie, Hari Dilawri, Denzil Graham, Corey Johnson, Ted Martin and Wendell McRae.

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Two Sacred Heart High School graduates are now in their third season playing for the Clarkson University Golden Knights women's hockey team. Both Amanda Titus and Katelyn Fournier are now juniors at Clarkson University and both are forwards with the Golden Knights team which plays in the ECAC conference against such schools as St. Lawrence, Quinnipac, Princeton, Colgate, Cornell, Yale, Rensselaer, Harvard, Dartmouth and Brown. Both Amanda and Katelyn have played in all of the team's 22 games so far this season. Amanda has two assists while taking 16 shots on net while Katelyn has one assists with 14 shots on net. Amanda has a zero plus/minus rating while Katelyn has a plus two plus/minus rating. Amanda, who wears jersey number 15 for the Golden Knights, had seven goals and six assists for 13 points in 38 games as a rookie freshman in the 2014-15 season with the Golden Hawks. Last season as a sophomore, Amanda scored five goals and added ten assists for 15 points in 36 games. She had a plus 18 plus/minus rating for the season. Considered a steady two-way centre, she had a pair of two goals games during the season and was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, just like she had been in her freshman year in the 2014-15 season. Prior to attending Clarkson, Amanda played for the Ottawa Lady Senators of the Provincial Women's Hockey League. She attended the Canadian Women's U18 National Team Selection Camp in 2013 and skated with the U18 Team Ontario Red squad which won the gold medal at the 2013 Canadian National Championships. At Sacred Heart High School, Amanda was an Ontario Scholar and was on the school's honour roll for four years. Katelyn Fournier, who wears jersey number 24 for the Golden Knights, is considered a reliable winger on Clarkson's checking line. In her sophomore season in 2015-16, Katelyn finished with two goals and three assists for five points, skating in 35 games. In her rookie season as a freshman in the 2014-15 season, Katelyn played in all of the team's 38 games, finishing with three assists and a plus five plus/minus rating. Before attending Clarkson University, Katelyn played alongside Golden Knights teammate Amanda Titus with the Ottawa Lady Senators. The Clarkson University Golden Knights played their last game before the Christmas break on Friday, Dec. 9, a 2-2 tie against Syracuse University. The team returns to the ice this coming Friday, Jan. 13, playing against Yale University at the Cheel Arena in Potsdam. So far this season, the Golden Knights are leading the 12-team ECAC conference with 19 points thanks to a record in conference play of nine wins, no losses and one tie. Overall so far this season, in both conference and nonconference play, the Clarkson University Golden Knights have a record of 15 wins, three losses and four ties in 22 games. The ECAC is one of the NCAA Division 1 hockey conferences. The Golden Knights have played in the NCAA Division 1 since the 2003-2004 season. The Clarkson University Golden Knights play their home games in the 3,000 seat Cheel Arena on the campus of the university in Potsdam, NY. Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY has a student enrolment of over 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students, pursuing degrees in over 50 academic programs of study. Clarkson University was founded in 1896 as a memorial to Thomas S. Clarkson, a northern New York businessman. Clarkson University began as the Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology and in 1913 its name was changed to the Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial College of Technology. In 1984 it became Clarkson University. Clarkson University is located in Potsdam, NY, a community with a population of 9,500 adjacent to the six million acre Adirondack Park.

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Homeowners remodel their homes for a number of reasons, but one of the most common is to increase resale value prior to listing. Renovations will improve the style, function, look and feel of your home, and may make it more appealing to potential buyers. The kitchen is the heart of the home. A kitchen remodel will not only improve your home’s functionality, it may also become a key selling point if you decide to sell. The average kitchen remodel costs $24,912, with people undertaking a high-end remodel spending an average of $49,495. However, if you’re thinking of listing your home soon and your kitchen is in good shape, you may want to rethink a full remodel. A minor upgrade and a coat of paint may be all you need to freshen up the space. 40% of

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some of the activities which the Lions Club does throughout the year and, remember, this is just a sampling of what the Club does in the community. There's euchre parties held from January to March which provide this social activity to those in the community while raising funds for Lions work in the community. There's renting out the Lions Hall for community functions, again raising money for Lions work in the community, especially in helping the needy. The Lions hold a public speaking competition for youth; collect donations on Daffodil Days to help the Cancer Society; participate in Stittsville's Canada Day celebrations; participate in the annual Purina Dog Walk to raise money for guide dogs; collect donations on White Can Day to help those with vision impairment; collect food and money for the Stittsville Food Bank; look after the Christmas lights at Village Square Park; sell Christmas cakes and shortbread cookies at holiday time to raise funds for community work; and participate in a fishing tournament held for those with vision impairment. Whew! That's quite a list but it is just a sample of the work and effort undertaken by the Lions Club in the community. But you can learn about all of this and more at the open house on Jan. 18 at the Lions Hall. Those thinking of attending are asked to RSVP to Lions Club member Beth Lewis at 613-8385007 so that the Club can be properly prepared to welcome those who wish to attend.

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The Stittsville District Lions Club. It's members of the community volunteering to help in the community. It's an international organization that emphasizes service. It's a group where friendships are formed and satisfaction is gained by meeting community needs. If you would like to know more about the Stittsville District Lions Club, perhaps with a view to joining the organization or perhaps just to find out more about the Lions involvement in the community or perhaps just to thank the members for all they do in making the community stronger and better, there's an opportunity to do this coming up. The Stittsville District Lions Club is holding an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone is most welcome to attend. There will be wine and cheese and there will be lots of opportunity to chat with a Lions member or two and find out directly what the Lions do in the community and just what a Lions member gains from being involved in the organization. There's a saying "Where there's a need, there's a Lion" and in Stittsville this has been the case ever since the Lions Club was formed back in 1964. And the Lions Club keeps busy working in the community throughout the year. Here's just


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Overtime goal gives Perth Blue Wings victory over Richmond Royals SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

A goal at the 3:39 mark of overtime gave the hometown Perth Blue Wings a 5-4 win over the visiting Richmond Royals in a Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 game in Perth on Friday, Jan. 6. Perth had jumped out into a 2-0 lead in the first period before the Royals tallied so that the first period ended with Perth ahead by a 2-1 score. In the second period, both teams scored once so that Perth was leading 3-2 going into the third period. In the third period, Perth scored with only 15 seconds gone to make it 4-2 but then the Royals came back with a goal 29 seconds later to narrow the margin to 4-3. Then, at the 18:40 mark of the period, with their goalie pulled for an extra attacker, the Royals scored to tie up the game 4-4 and force overtime. This set the stage for the Perth goal in overtime which gave Perth the 5-4 victory in the game. The Royals peppered 43 shots at the Perth goal in this game while Perth had 39 shots on Royals' goalie Nick Bond. Aaron Hickie, Matthew Sheets, C. Taylor and Joey Laird scored for the Royals in this game. Earning assists for the Royals were Jordan Boutilier, Matt Allan, Wyatt Parsons, Tyler Watungwa, Mackenzie Mercier and Troy Quinn.

Going into this game, the Royals were coming off a 10-3 victory over the Brockville Tikis in Brockville on Wednesday, Jan. 4. The visiting Royals built up a 6-0 lead by the 5:54 mark of the second period before the hometown Tikis got on the scoresheet a couple of minutes later. It had been 4-0 for the Royals after the first period and 7-2 for the Royals after two periods of play. The Royals added another three goals in the third period to end up winning by a 10-3 score. The Royals had 49 shots on the Brockville net in this game while Brockville had 32 shots on the Richmond goal. Patrick Kealey was in nets for the Royals in this game. Mike DiBello, Mackenzie Mercier and Aaron Hickie all had two goals in this game for the Royals. Single goals were tallied by Joey Laird, Jordan Boutilier, Patrick Yates and Zach Cohen. Mike DiBello and Jordan Boutilier

both picked up three assists in the game. Earning two assists were Mackenzie Mercier, Joey Laird, Jordan Currie and Matthew Sheets. Single assists were picked up by Mason Farnes, Aaron Hickie, Zach Cohen and Wyatt Parsons. The final game in the year 2016 saw the Richmond Royals travel to Renfrew where they lost 4-3 to the hometown Renfrew Timberwolves in a shootout. Renfrew took a 2-1 lead out of the first period and led 3-1 going into the third period. However, the Royals struck for two goals just one minute and 35 seconds apart to tie up the game. Overtime solved nothing so it was on to a shootout, with Renfrew scoring a goal while three Richmond shooters were blanked, giving the Timberwolves the 4-3 victory. Richmond had 48 shots on the Renfrew net in this game while Renfrew had 28 shots on Royals goalie Nick Bond. Scoring for the Royals in this game

Goals come in bunches as Royals defeat Athens Aeros by 8-6 SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The Richmond Royals and Athens Aeros took turns scoring in bunches in their Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 game at the Richmond arena in Richmond on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8.

After Athens opened the scoring in the game at the 7:15 mark of the first period, Richmond scored five unanswered goals, taking a 5-1 lead with only 3:13 gone in the second period. But then Athens started scoring, notching unanswered goals to tie up the score 5-5 before the end of the second period. However, before the

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Eighteen goals were scored in the Stittsville Town League game between Cabling Ottawa and Pro2Col on Jan. 5. And the Cabling Ottawa squad scored twothirds of them as they rolled to a 12-6 victory over the Pro2Col team. Cabling Ottawa led 5-2 after the first period and had built up an 8-3 lead after two periods of play before scoring another four goals to win the game by a 12-6 margin. Shawn Vice scored five goals for Cabling Ottawa in this game while Taylor Collins picked up a hat trick. Others scoring for Cabling Ottawa included Jesse Gimblett, Shane Byrne, Matt Yakabuski and Mark Vennor. Matt Yakabuski picked up five assists in the game while Matt DiMillo earned four assists. Taylor Collins earned three assists in the game. Shane Byrne and Pat Croteau both had two assists in the game while single assists were earned by Alex Robinson and Jesse Gimblett. Gilles Boudreau scored two goals in the game for Pro2Col while single goals were tallied by Zach Rodier, Pat Kavanagh, Chris Fraser and Ryan Donnelly. Dean Galasso picked up three assists in the


game while Pat Kavanagh, Mitch Kerwin and Zach Rodier all earned two assists. Paul Doyle picked up a single assist in the game. In the other Stittsville Town League game on Jan. 5, Molson's outlasted Laurysen Kitchens 8-6. The game was tied 3-3 after the first period, with Molson's leading by 5-3 after the second period. Both teams scored three goals in the third period, leaving Molson's with an 8-6 win. Will Engler scored three goals in the game for Molson's while single goals were scored by Matt Killen, Jordan Hass, Mike Horner, Shayne Thompson and Chris Monteith. Shayne Thompson collected six assists in the game while Chris Monteith, Mike Horner and Matt Killen all earned two assists. Chris Hesse scored two goals for Laurysen Kitchens while single goals were tallied by Vinny Grant, Greg Harding, Kyle Gourgon and Thomas Nesbitt. Mike Laurysen and Luke Haunts both earned two assists in the game. Single assists were earned by Kyle Gourgon, Dominik Rozman, Chris Hesse, Thomas Nesbitt, Brennan Gould, Tyrone Vine, Corey Laurysen and Greg Harding.

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Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society's photographic competition by John Curry

With winter all around now, gardens and gardening seem so far away. But you can make gardening come alive, even in the dead of winter, through photographs. Indeed, one of the highlights of the winter is always the annual photographic competition held by the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society which brings the beauty of flowers and gardens to life in that very wintry of months, February. Once again this year the Stittsville

Goulbourn Horticultural Society is holding a photography competition which is open to everyone free of charge. Indeed, there's even a $50 prize for the "Best in Show" entry in the competition. First place in each class will earn $5 for the winner. There are ten classes listed by the Horticultural Society for this year's competition as follows: Class 1 - In The Winter Garden - a winter landscape; Class 2 - Celebration, a red and white display of tulips; Class

3 - Gateways, an arbour, gate or entrance to a garden; Class 4 - Captured Beauty, a close up of an Echinacea; Class 5 - Perfect Partners, outstanding plant combination; Class 6 - Tranquil Moments, a place to relax and enjoy the view; Class 7 - Running Water, a water feature/pond/fountain which must include vegetation; Class 8 - No entry; Class 9 - Shades of Red, your interpretation; and Class 10 - A Tasty Morsel i.e. a vegetable(s) or fruit(s) from your harvest. Photos submitted for this competition must be submitted in digital

format only. These digital photos can be emailed to sghorticultural@gmail. com . Entries must be submitted by Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Horticultural Society reserves the right to show any submitted images at its meetings, in its newsletters or on display in the display case at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex or at any other public events held by the Society. Entries will be judged by an independent judge according to the following criteria: 40 percent horticul-

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35th Richmond Road Races for Joe DuVall and Doug Arnold by John Curry

They were both there at the first Richmond Road Race in 1983 and they both will be there for this year's 35th edition of the annual races. Both race director Joe DuVall and Richmond runner Doug Arnold have been at every one of the races over the years, Joe as the key organizer and Doug as the only one to run in every Richmond Road Race. A couple of other ongoing features of these annual Richmond Road Races has been the use of South Carleton High School at the start/finish line and the involvement of members of the Richmond District Lions Club who have served as race marshals on the race route ever since that first race in 1983. Joe DuVall, who now works for Run Ottawa, was working for the Goulbourn Recreation Department in 1983 when he was one of a group of five local run enthusiasts who organized the initial Richmond Road Race as an event of the Richmond winter carnival. The others were Bill Williams, Doug Rosenthal, Jack deSnayer and John Rogers. They were all involved in the Goulbourn Fitness Challenge group at the time, a group which held run/walk events on Sundays throughout the township. Joe says that they were just a bunch of runners who wanted to do something to help the Richmond winter carnival, noting that there were no other wintertime races at the time. He notes that the Richmond District Lions Club was a partner right from this inaugural race, with Lions members serving as marshals along the route, a job that Lions members have continued to do down through the years. In addition, this 1983 race, like all subsequent ones, had its start and finish line on McBean Street in front of South Carleton High School which served as the race day headquarters. These Richmond Road Races continued under the auspices of Goulbourn township until municipal amalgamation in 2001. The new city

of Ottawa ended up withdrawing as the run organizer but that's when Run Ottawa took over as the race organizer in 2004. Joe says that there was never any plan to run the Richmond Road Races for decades, as he and other organizers were putting it on for as long as they felt like doing it and they still feel like doing it. Joe admits that there are not many winter running events in the area but the Richmond Road Races have continued to flourish. He says that the Richmond Road Races has developed a "bit of a following" over the years which is one reason for its ongoing success. But Joe also points out that the Richmond race is like no other race that he has experienced (and he is an experienced runner himself, even having participated in the Boston Marathon) in that participants run but then afterwards stay around for the post-race hot lunch in the school's cafetorium, enjoying the food but also chatting and visiting with other runners. He notes that the Richmond Road Races are the first real races of the year and runners have not seen each other for a while, so they get reacquainted with each other at the Richmond event. Joe notes that the weather could be anything for the Richmond Road Races and indeed over the years there have been cold days and mild days. He says that for the most part the weather has usually been sunny in the minus 5 to 10 degrees Celsius range. He says that there has rarely been a strong breeze and there have been only a few really cold days over the years, with snow falling only a couple of times. The course for the Richmond Road Races (5K and 10K) had to be changed ten years ago when the city of Ottawa had concerns about runners going along Eagleson Road while sharing the road with traffic. This initial course saw runners following a course involving McBean Street north from South Carleton High School, east on Perth Street and south on Eagleson Road.

The course was then changed so that runners head south from the South Carleton High School starting line on McBean Street, then heading east on Dobson Lane, south on Eagleson Road and then back to South Carleton via Century Road and McBean Street. Joe himself has never run in the Richmond Road Races due to his organizational duties on race day. He says that he probably would not enjoy running in the race because his thoughts would be in "other places," namely on the organizational details of the race. Doug Arnold of Richmond is now the only runner who has participated in all of the Richmond Road Races going right back to the first one in 1983. And Doug was not really a runner when he first took part in the Richmond Road Race. He did some running and other sports to keep in shape but he ran in the first race in 1983 as more

or less a way of returning a favour as Joe DuVall in his role with the Goulbourn Recreation Department had helped Doug find some gym time for a boys basketball program. Indeed, for the first few Richmond Road Races, Doug wore sweat pants while any serious runners wore skin tight running outfits. Doug himself eventually adopted these running tights as his attire as well. Doug remember that in these initial Richmond Road Races, other runners would be talking about "split times" and he had no idea what it all meant. After all, he was just running to stay in shape and his prime focus was on just finishing the race. As long as he finished the race has been the only thing that concerns him, although he does try to be as close as possible to his race time from the year before. See DOUG, page 24

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Doug Arnold’s major focus is just finishing the 10K race Continued from page 23

He says that just finishing is his major focus, saying that he does not want a “DNF” (did not finish) after his name on the results list. Doug recalls that in the early years of the race, there was a medal given for the first runner from Goulbourn to finish. This was usually won by Marvin Doran but Doug remembers one race in which he passed Marvin and figured

that he would finally be winning the Goubourn medal. But it turned out that the winner of the medal that year was a student from South Carleton who posted the best time for a Goulbourn runner in the event. Doug, who has always run the 10K race in these Richmond races, recalls that there was one particular year in which the weather conditions were very cold and somewhat windy. He recalls

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that numerous runners suffered from frostbite, calling it the worst race of all of the races held over the years. Doug admits that he does not train as hard as he should for the Richmond race these years but he still does run to prepare for the race which is the only one in which he participates. He finds that as he has gotten older, his body does not recover as quickly from his training runs. Doug says that he continues to run in the Richmond Road Race to continue to support Joe DuVall while also admitting that he is proud to be the only runner to have competed in every one of the races going back to 1983, a record that he says gives him incentive to keep going. Doug says that it is quite a feat that a road

race in the middle of January in the small town of Richmond has continued to thrive for 35 years now. He believes that the way that the runners are treated at the race including the hot lunch and socializing after the race in the high school has contributed to the race’s ongoing success. He points out that running is more popular now, adding that it is an inexpensive sport which can be done by most everyone. He himself has never had any problem with his knees, a problem which impacts some runners. Years ago he was experiencing some physical problems when running but adding a second pair of socks to his footwear eliminated the problems. See RICHMOND ROAD RACES, page 25

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Richmond Road Races race director Joe DuVall (far left) addresses the runners in the cafetorium at South Carleton High School at the 2015 races.

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Richmond Road Races Continued from page 24

For this year’s 35th edition of the Richmond Road Races, Doug hopes to give it his best effort and hopes to finish in a time under one hour and ten minutes for the 10K. His training has been somewhat restricted this year due to some health situations but finishing the race is his first priority, hopefully with a time as close as possible to his time from the year before. Last year his time was one hour, two minutes and 44 seconds. It is expected that there could be up to 430 runners participating in this year’s Richmond Road Races on Sunday, Jan. 15. Last year there were 380 runners registered in the races, up considerably from the year before when there were 294 runners in the minus 12 degrees Celsius temperature. The year before that, in 2014, there were 352 runners registered in the Richmond Road Races. Online registration for the Jan. 15 Richmond Road Races closes this Thursday, Jan. 12 at 11:59 p.m. After that, there is still registration possible at the Race Kit Pick Up sessions on Friday, Jan. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bushtukah in Westboro and on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bushtukah on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville. There will be no race day registration. The races will happen on Sunday, Jan. 15 with the 10K race starting at 10 a.m. and the 5K run starting at 10:10 a.m. Both races will start and finish on McBean Street in front of South Carleton High School in Richmond. All race participants this year will receive a long sleeve souvenir t shirt, a finisher’s medal and the hot post-race lunch in the South Carleton cafetorium. There will be prizes for the top three finishers, both male and female, in the 5K and 10K races as well as various age group winners. The Richmond Road Races, organized by Run Ottawa, are sponsored by Bushtukah and Beau’s Brewery.

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Bob Easy and Darryl Denault of Munster worked in 2016 to make sports enjoyable ad affordable for all kids. Their efforts through the Goaltender Academy Inc. are possible due to a lot of hard work and time involved but also thanks to others who have pitched in whether financially or otherwise to make it all possible. In 2016, they assisted children who needed financial sponsorship to participate in sporting activities including hockey and lacrosse. They also arranged for instruction programs for goalies registered with the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association at both the house league and competitive levels. These programs are run by The Complete Goalie Developmental Centre under Charlie McTavish and his team of instructors who are all Junior “A” and university goalie coaches. In addition, Derek Miller of Next Generation Hockey supplies both on and off-ice training working on the skating treadmill. Both The Complete Goalie Developmental Centre and Next Generation Hockey are located at 145 Iber Road in Stittsville and are dedicated to working with boys and girls who would like to learn and progress in sport. All participants receive professional training at its best. As a note


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West Ottawa Ladies Chorus’ spring concert will celebrate Canadian music by John Curry

With 2017 being Canada's 150th birthday year, it is not surprising that the 2017 spring concert of the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus will celebrate Canadian music. Entitled "From Sea to Sea to Sea to Seat - Celebrating Canadian Music," this 2017 spring concert will see the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus present 13 songs including two French Canadian folk songs, an Inuktitut language song from Nunavut and familiar songs like "I'se the B'y'" and "The Hockey Song." And the whole concert will wind up with a sing-along in which the Ladies Chorus and its guest group the Carleton Place Town Singers will join with the audience in the iconic song "This Land is Your Land." Other songs in the concert will include "Away from the Roll of the Sea" by Canadian composer Diane Loomer of Vancouver, Canadian Boat Song by Canadian composer Mark Sirett of Kingston, "Cape Breton Lullaby"

by composer Stuart Calvert of Glace Bay, NS, "Four Strong Winds" by Canadian composer Larry Nickel of Vancouver who also includes "The Hockey Song" among its work, "Let me Fish Off Cape St. Mary's" by Canadian arranger John C. O'Donnell of Antigonish, NS, "Lifting the Mist" by composer Jeff Smallman of Brantford and "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by composer Eleanor Daley of Parry Sound. The guest singing group, the Carleton Place Town Singers, will present a 20 minute program at the beginning of the second half of the concert. The Carleton Place Town Singers will also joined the Ladies Chorus on stage for the final massed number at the concert. This 2017 spring concert of the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus will be presented on Saturday, May 13. The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus, which draws its singers mainly from the western part of the city of Ottawa, is directed by Robert Dueck of Stittsville.

‘Family Wellness and Coping Plans’ Special to the News

Caring for a loved one with a mental illness has challenges. One of them is for caregivers and family members to maintain their own mental, physical and emotional health while caring for their loved one. If this is your situation and you could use some help and advice, then you should consider attending the “Family Wellness and Coping Plans” presentation that is taking place this coming Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at The Oasis in Kanata. The Oasis in Kanata is a place

for caregivers of people with mental illness which is located at the Glen Cairn United Church on Abbeyhill Drive in Kanata. On Monday, Jan. 16, Amanda Telford of Amanda Telford Mobile Counselling Services will be talking about practical coping strategies and techniques for caregivers and their family members. The presentation is free with everyone welcome to attend. Visit the website for more information. The Oasis in Kanata can be contacted at 613-435-1100.

Thanks to long time sponsors Continued from page 25

Bob and Darryl would like to acknowledge their long time sponsors whose annual support allows them to accomplish their objectives. These include Re/Max (Bonnie and Sean Jensen); Momentoes (Dave and Sue White); Richmond Home Hardware (Doug Kazda); Jorgensen Roofing (Eike Jorgensen); Kanata Collision (Roy and Warren Bailey); Royals Restaurant (Nick Mamalis and Derrick Fisher); R&R Auto (Rob Manship); Ken Stuyt (Fallowfield Tree Farm); John Stanton (Myers Kanata GM); Darren Steinberg (Stittsville Medical Centre); and Chris King (King’s Your Independent Grocer). In addition, Bob and Darryl recently welcomed a new sponsor, TD

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“This a moment to be overjoyed with our library system,” Fleming said of the study’s results. To come to that figure, he used a methodology similar to ones used in other jurisdictions and developed for the Toronto Public Library. Fleming used a two-pronged approach looking at direct benefits like those from customers using OPL’s products and services and indirect benefits from OPL spending on its building and em-

ployees. Fleming found the library generates $256 million in benefits for the region in 2015 and delivers a 417 per cent return on investment. It breaks down to $179.1 million in direct benefits and $76.9 million in indirect benefits. That’s $635 per household, $1,038 per cardholder and $266 per citizen. The next step is to look at the social benefits of having libraries. That study

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John Brummell retires from community journalism by John Curry

Community journalism in Stittsville and Goulbourn is losing an avid proponent and advocate. That's because long time Stittsville News reporter and photographer John Brummell is retiring as of this Friday, Jan. 13. And while Friday, the 13th is considered by some as an unlucky day, nothing could be farther from the truth for John Brummell who is looking forward to retirement years in which he will do some of the things which he has not been able to do in a working career going back over 50 years and particularly in the community journalism part of that career, a part featuring lots of weekend and evening work. So this will mean more time for gardening, one of the great passions in his life, for doing things around the house that he has not had time to do over the years, perhaps for some travel driving in the United States, for walking the dog and for simply enjoying life. And for John, enjoying life means one thing - socializing. "Whatever I do, I want to meet people or be around people," he says, "not just sit on my porch." And indeed, it has been this ability to connect with people that has made John not just a community newspaper worker but a friend and supporter of many of those he has covered over the years. So his coverage of the annual Richmond Fair, for example, has included not just being on site and covering Fair events like the 4H livestock shows but also has seen him become something like a Fair guide, chatting with fair-goers and helping them find a certain attraction and even giving some a lift in the golf cart that he has had use of to get around the fairgrounds. He at one time even sat on the Fair's Board of Directors and given his love of the Fair, it would not be surprising to see him once again return to the Fair Board as one of his retirement activities. "Covering the Fair over the years has been an absolute joy," he says. Over the years, John has also become a familiar face and presence in Stittsville and area schools (11 of them, by his count) and this experience has given him a great admiration and respect for the school staffs including principals, office administrators and teachers. He admits to being totally awed by the respect which they have shown him over the years and the freedom that they have given him in doing his newspaper coverage in the schools. And, in addition, he notes that his experience in covering the schools has shown him that today's youth are for the most part amazing, not at all like the very few bad ones who may generate negative press coverage from time to time. John has also extensively covered 4H activities over the years, not only at the annual Richmond and Carp Fairs but also at the annual 4H judging nights and at the annual year-end awards banquets. This has resulted in his great admiration for those involved with 4H, both leaders and 4H members, whom he calls "my heroes." He notes the way that youth involved with 4H are able to balance home and school life while also helping out on the farm and preparing animals for 4H shows. And leaders like Barb Fraser, Cindy Brown, Herb Henderson and Sandra Wytenburg equally win his admiration as they work tirelessly year after year to provide a 4H experience for the youth involved. John's admiration for 4H extends beyond the 4H program to the farming community in gen-

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eral. "Farm families warm my heart," he says. And indeed, the feeling is mutual. At this year's 4H livestock show at the Richmond Fair, as John was doing his job, taking photos of 4H'ers in the ring showing their calves, the announcer pointed out his presence and praised his ongoing work supporting 4H activities and endeavours. Another community group that has earned John's support and admiration over the years as he has covered its activities has been the Goulbourn Skating Club. In fact, there are now two trophies that are among those presented at the Club's year-end banquet which bear John's name. He is most proud of this because through his coverage of the Club for the paper, he has come to see and admire its commitment to the youth of the community. He is particularly impressed with the way that the Club has developed its program for special needs skaters, a program that is now flourishing after the Club saw the need for it and took the chance on implementing it. Then there’s the Stittsville and Richmond firefighters with whom John has developed a rapport over the years. He has especially enjoyed covering the annual Canada Day seniors breakfasts involving the Stittsville firefighters in the fire hall on Stittsville Main Street. But whether it is at a fire scene or a firefighter event or the seniors breakfast, John has always received the greatest cooperation and assistance from the firefighters. And he in turn has the greatest respect and admiration for their efforts, believing that they are the epitome of community involvement and support. And so it goes, with all of those groups and individuals which John has covered over the years in his work with the Stittsville News. Be it business owners or clergy or coaches or others, he has found that they have all treated him warmly and with respect as he has gone about doing his job in the community. Indeed, he says that he has found it "refreshing and invigorating to be able to deal with good people" over the years and this has been a key to why he has kept doing it for so long, right up to age 74. He says that if he does feel somewhat down at the beginning of a day, the feeling does not last as he goes about doing his job in schools or elsewhere in the community. He says that when he emerges from these places, he is "like walking on air." He says that if the job were drudgery or depressing, he definitely would not have done it for so long. But he has always found it uplifting and credits this partly for the good health that he has enjoyed over the years. And the job has brought him into contact with celebrities from time to time. These have included impersonator Rich Little, figure skater Elizabeth Manley and Olympic gold medal wrestler Erica Wiebe whom he covered over the years. He was there at the Ottawa airport last August when Erica returned home after her win at the Rio Olympics. "What a joy to meet her as she got off the plane," John recalls, noting as well that he was the first journalist to interview her in the ensuing media scrum. John did not start out his working life as a journalist and indeed it might have been the farthest thing from his mind when he first went to work as a teenager in 1960 in the silver-plating factory in Trenton where his father also worked in a 50-year career. Born in 1942 in Trenton with two sister siblings, John was only at the silver-plating factory

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John Brummell reads the Stittsville News as he awaits his last day of work before his retirement - Friday, Jan. 13 as proclaimed on the calendar on display at his desk. for a short while before joining the Air Force with a friend in Aug. 1961 in a "spur of the moment" decision. He was directed to the medical corps which had major repercussions on his life. For one thing, his future wife Rosemary was also in the medical corps, albeit the army medical corps, and they were soon together. In addition, they were posted to the National Defense Medical Centre in Ottawa, living in barracks at the Rockcliffe base. This not only brought them to Ottawa but also in 1965 saw John switch from the armed forces to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a result of a chance contact with a patient at the National Defense Medical Centre. His job turned out to be with the security service of the Mounties. They wanted people who looked like ordinary Canadians and not the tall fit people who were the typical RCMP recruits. John fit this "ordinary" criteria and he went on to enjoy a 28 year career with the Mounties, retiring in 1993. During this time with the Mounties, he was immersed in the Cold War, keeping track of foreign diplomats, was involved with the FLQ crisis, was a team leader with a fleet of six vehicles and staff under his direction, was a master report writer, was a technical advisor and was a purchaser of communication equipment. Indeed, John now says that these years with the Mounties proved invaluable in doing the job in community journalism because much of his work in the Mounties forced him to concentrate on actions and assessing people. These are traits that he has found so very helpful in working in community journalism. But how did this jump to community journalism after retirement from the Mounties happen? Well, John had moved to Stittsville in 1967 because both he and his wife Rosemary has grown up in small towns and wanted to live in a smaller community where they could participate in community activities and be part of the community. He became a ham radio enthusiast (which he remains to this day) and in 1978, when taking part in a ham radio marathon contest, he was visited by John Curry of the Stittsville News for an article.

The two "Johns" crossed paths again a little later when John Brummell, then a member of the Stittsville District Lions Club, provided a photo to the paper of a Lions activity at the recent Lions convention (it happened to be a photo of a pair of Lions carrying a case of beer across a field but that's a story for another time). In any case, the photo did get published and John was advised at the time that he was welcome to submit more photos in the future. Taking photos was nothing new for John as his experience in the Mounties involved some photographic work of a clandestine nature, especially during the FLQ crisis but at other times as well, all as part of surveillance required by such a security service. In any case, John would drop into the Stittsville News office from time to time and this led to what became an annual "assignment", as it were, for a number of years and that was taking photographs in the community on Hallowe'en night. He would be accompanied on this task by his young daughter Deborah whose job it was to hold a flashlight and shine it on the costumed youngsters while her father focused in on the shot. Otherwise he could not properly focus the camera in the darkness of the night. And every Halloween he and Deborah would make the circuit of Goulbourn communities, starting off in Ashton when it was just getting dark. After photos there, it was off to Munster for more photos and then off to Richmond for yet more photos. And then finally it was back to Stittsville to take photos in various parts of the village. It was a hectic few hours but it resulted in an annual two-page spread in the paper. And, as John says, "it was fun." So John and his photographic talents were well known to the Stittsville News when John retired from the Mounties in 1993. John had intended to fully retire and indeed for about a year that's what he did. But he had once mentioned to John Curry over a beer that he would love to take photos for the paper and this is what happened. See COVERING COMMUNITY, page 33

Covering community events can be so fulfilling, he says Continued from page 32

He was asked if he wanted some work and the rest is history - 24 years of community journalism work with the Stittsville News. When John Curry sold the Stittsville News to Fred Runge of Renfrew in 2001, both of them stayed on with the paper, which also happened when Fred Runge sold the paper to Metroland Media. And now John is retiring. And in looking back on his 24 years in community journalism, John notes that covering the community means becoming involved in the community. He says that he has always tried to cover and feature the positive in the community, noting that negative news can never be fresh in a community paper as it is scooped up by other media including daily papers, television and radio and publicized well before a community newspaper can go to press. But there is so much happening in a community that is positive and interesting that can’t be found in other media and that can only be found in a community newspaper like the Stittsville News, John says. So whether is it covering figure skating or the local Fair or a concert or special events, the paper builds up a connection with the community. The community trusts the paper and its journalists to do a good job and reflect the community, he says. He further notes that a community newspaper supports and promotes the community and gives it a face while encouraging residents to get involved, either as community volunteers or by attending events such as the Stittsville Parade of Lights. The community newspaper can provide coverage of the community that can only be found in its pages and that is why people look for the paper every week, to find out what has happened and what will be happening in the community, John says. And in so doing, a community journalist can bring some happiness to people, providing coverage for something that means a lot to them. “It tickles you to realize you are making somebody happy,” John says in explaining how articles and photos about community activities and events that bring joy to someone can be so fulfilling. John admits that being a community journalist and especially a long time one like himself does lead to recognition. He notes that when shopping at Brown’s Your Independent Grocer in Stittsville, he runs into many who say “hello” to him, recognizing him from his journalism work in the community. And he also runs into folks who tell him how he took their photo a number of years ago. Indeed, at the recent dance show at South Carleton High School which he was covering, John was told by the dance teacher, a former South Carleton student herself, that John had taken her photograph in the dance show a number of years previously. And John is confident that community journalism in the area will continue to flourish. He is most impressed with the attitude, work ethic and camaraderie of the current editorial staff at Metroland Media and knows that community journalism in Ottawa is in good hands with them on the job.

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John Brummell (right) receives an Agricultural Service Diploma from the Ontario Association of Agricultural Submitted Societies from Dale Greene (left), general manager of John Brummell (right) is with Canadian figure the Richmond Agricultural Society, at the 2016 Richskating Olympian Liz Manley. mond Fair.


John Brummell holds the People’s Choice Citizen of the Year Award which he received in 2008.

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John Brummell (right) points out a photo to city of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson (left) at a Goulbourn Township Historical Society display at Village Square Park in Stittsville.

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John Brummell (left) interviews Olympic gold medallist Erica Wiebe (right) when she arrives back home at the Ottawa airport after the Rio Olympics.

John Brummell's involvement in the community by John Curry

Over the years John Brummell of Stittsville has given back to his community by being an involved citizen. In 2008, he was selected as the community's Citizen of the Year in the People's Choice Awards sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce. This award, determined by the online votes of individual citizens, shows the respect that the local community had developed for him. In 2013, John was honoured for his community involvement and sup-

port by being selected as the Senior Citizen of the Year in the Stittsville Appreciation Awards. Besides his work in community journalism with the Stittsville News, John is a past president of the Stittsville District Lions Club of which he was a member for a number of years. He is also an honourary member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa - Stittsville as he was a valuable community resource person for the Club in its founding days. In recent years, he has been active member of Masonic Lodge No. 517 of Hazeldean, serving for a time as

bursary chairman for all of Ontario for the Masonic Grand Chapter. He has sat on the Board of Directors of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society where he was a key organizer and supporter of the Society's annual heritage photographic competition. He also used his photographic skills to help with the publication of a book featuring the stained glass windows in area churches. John has also used his photographic expertise to serve on occasion as a judge for the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society's annual photographic competition.

John was one of the founding members of the committee which inaugurated the Christmas Parade of Lights in Stittsville in the late 1990's. He has also been busy each Christmas season playing the role of Santa Claus at a number of functions including the annual Christmas meeting of the Rotary Club of OttawaStittsville and the annual Christmas children's gathering hosted by city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councilor Shad Qadri. John is also an expert fisherman as well as an avid gardener and ham radio enthusiast.

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Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus on Wednesday morning, December 28th, 2016; Willis Sheldon Stephen Robinson of Cedar Hill passed away at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Iris (nee Comba) who predeceased him January 4th, 2016. Dearly loved and proud father of Gayle Doxtater (John) of White Lake and cherished grandfather of Ashley Smithson (Chris) of Toronto. Predeceased by his son, Sheldon. Dear brother of Vera Black (late Albert) of Stittsville and Jennie Munro (late Eddie) of Almonte. Special brother-in-law of Beryl Robinson (late Bryson); Edward Szalay (late Mary); Alvira Jones (late Milo) and Betty Comba (late Thomas). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends paid their respect during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, January 6th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. only. A Funeral Service was conducted in St. Andrew’s United Church, Pakenham on Saturday morning, January 7th at 11 o’clock. Rev. Jeff de Jonge officiating, Interment Pakenham Union Cemetery. A reception followed in the basement of St. Andrew’s Church. The family wish to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff at The Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior as well as the Ottawa Civic Hospital for the excellent care provided to Willis these past few months. In memory of Willis, please consider a donation to Zion United Church, Cedar Hill. *Due to very severe allergies and sensitivities, flowers are gratefully declined. Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.* Condolences/Donations



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MCKINNON, Helen (nee Allsopp) Peacefully on December 23, 2016 in her 93rd year. Helen is reunited with her late husband Bernard having been married for over 60 years. Helen was raised in Barrie Ont. and excelled in both academics and sports. She worked for many years as an elementary school teacher including children in long term care at St Joseph’s Hospital in London Ont. Helen was active in golf and curling, making many friends in the clubs she and Bernie belonged to in London, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Dundas. Helen was above all a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed and remembered by her son Michael, daughter-in-law Diane as well as grandchildren Craig (Pinar) of Victoria BC and Ian (Katie) of Ottawa Ont. Helen very much loved her four great-grandchildren Derin, Deria, Hank and Crosby. Helen is also remembered by her sister Marion (Clute) of Elmvale Ont. as well as her many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her younger sister Lois (Porterfield) of Ottawa. In her later years, Helen was a resident of Perth and Carleton Place Ont. and developed good friendships with her neighbours and care givers. A private service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carleton Place on Saturday, January 21st. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations in Helen’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made at

Dr. Burton Lyle Merkley, founder of Hazeldean Dental Group, passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 6th, 2017 at the age of 61 from colorectal cancer. He will be dearly missed by his devoted wife of 41 years and best friend Susann Merkley (Laflamme). Cherished father of Benjamin (Veronique), Matthew (Jocelyn), Rebecca (Mathieu) and Sarah. Loving grandfather of William, Gabrielle, Tristan, Caleb, Olivia, Sophie and Zachary. Survived by his mother Thelma Merkley (Droppo) and sister Marlene (Michael Kelly). Pre-deceased by his father Lyle B. Merkley. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jay Mercer and Bruyère’s Palliative Care team. Funeral Services under the care and direction of Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. A Celebration of Life was held on January 11, 2017. Donations may be made to The Bruyère Foundation. Messages of Condolence may be left at HELP WANTED

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday evening, January 4, 2017 at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital. Jack Hube of Castleford, Ontario at the age of 82 years. Jack went to join his beloved wife Marlene (March 2, 2016). Loving and proud father of Mark (Debbie), Scott and Pam Hube (Garry Amm). Jack was predeceased by an infant daughter Kelly. Cherished and devoted grandfather of Melissa, Joshua, Jessica, Natasha, Rachael, Emily, Mary, Brian, Darren and Jason. Dear brother of Ron Hube (Audrey) of Huntsville, Ontario and Carol Scharf of London, Ontario. Predeceased by brother Bill Hube (late Verna) and sisters Betty Dent (late Bud) and Shirley Kerr (late Maxwell). Special uncle of Kim (Norm) and Tracie. Jack will be missed by his friends and neighbours Stuart and Carol Nicholson. Son of the late Charles and Pearl Hube. A special thank you to Dr. Suzuki and to Jack’s nurses; Nicole, Megan, Blaine and Alanah of the Arnprior Hospital. Friends were invited to share their memories of Jack with his family during visitation at the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior Saturday January 7, 2017 from 11:001:00 p.m. A Memorial Service was held at 1:00 p.m. in the Boyce Chapel. In memoriams to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at







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(formerly Lentz) Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Monday morning, January 2nd, 2017; Lorna June Schnob of Arnprior passed away following a courageous struggle. She was 81. Beloved wife of Dennis. Dearly loved mother of Daryl Lentz (Lee Anne McDonald); Blair Lentz and Doug Lentz (Krista), all of Arnprior. Loved stepmother of Dwayne Schnob of Ottawa and Debbie Bernique of Hamilton. Cherished and proud “Granny” of Shawn, Michaela, Chelsea, Brady, Blaire, Meagan, Amanda and Caroline. Dear sister of Fern Dolan (late Alvin) of Carleton Place. Predeceased by her parents: Floyd Baldwin and Ruby Penney as well as her only brother, Stanley Baldwin. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to join June’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday, January 7th from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Sunday, January 8th from 11:30 until 12:30. A Funeral service followed in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arnprior on Sunday afternoon commencing at 1 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of June, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. Condolences/Donations

Dorman, William “Bill” Hilton Born February 9, 1938 passed away January 7, 2017 after a long illness at the Carleton Place Terrace. Loving partner of 44 years to Janet Laing (predeceased). Father of Donald, Martha and Dwayne. Father to Lorry and Teena Laing. Grandfather to Amanda, and Bradley Bell, Cody and Jamie Dorman and Kyus Thompson. Bill was a former member of the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment, retired employee of the Rideau Regional Centre and long time volunteer of the Almonte General Hospital. Friends visited the family at the Alan R Barker Funeral Home, 19, McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment followed at Dewar Cemetery, Ashton. Thank you to Dr. J. Fullerton, the Carleton Place Terrace staff and caring nurses of CCAC. As well, for the ongoing support of Anne and Gary Tysick. Bill will be remembered for his sense of humour- “Everyday above ground is a good day”.

Robillard, Patrick Nelson (“Regan”) On January 5th, 2017, at the Almonte General Hospital, in his 81st year. Loved father of Michael (Colleen) of Carleton Place. Survived by his brothers Stuart and Brian and many nieces and nephews. Pat will be remembered by his grandsons Patrick and Shaun and their mother, Tina. Predeceased by his daughter Kimmy and son Steven, brothers Jack, Jim, Tom and Martin and his sisters Doris and Marguerite. Respecting his wishes there will be no visitation or service. Thank you to Liz Robinson, for her kindness and care throughout his illness and to Dr. Matthew Tiffany and the nursing staff at the Almonte Hospital. The guidance and respectfulness provided by John Bowes, Jim Daniels and Wayne Bennett of Barker Funeral Home is sincerely appreciated.

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HigH PowER/Vg TERminATion/HERmETic SEALing mAnufAcTuRing TEcHniciAn (noc: 2233) Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full time Salary: $26.00 per hour / 44 hours per week / annual salary of 60,000.00

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Training and Accommodation: Successful candidate will receive necessary training at the employer’s training facility and 2 months of free transitional accommodation will be provided to if the successful candidate currently resides out of town Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible Location: Ottawa, Ontario (1 vacancy) Job duties • The successful applicant will lead the design and process implementation for high power fiber optic components for use with fiber lasers • The applicant will build prototype components, create processes for working with high power fiber components, train engineering and assembly staff, and evaluate and troubleshoot products • The applicant will develop and conduct production, inventory, and quality assurance programs in manufacturing • The applicant will be Involved in developing new process and improving existing processes • The applicant will be involved in R&D projects • The applicant will conduct work measurement and other studies • The applicant will collect and compile operational or experimental data and assist in the development of estimates, schedules, specifications and reports • The applicant will collect and analyze data and samples in support of quality assurance and industrial health and safety programs • The applicant will develop manufacturing and processing procedures and variables, set machine or equipment controls, oversee production and inspect process • The applicant will work closely with customers and sales staff to ensure that customers receive the best solutions for their applications • The applicant will be involved in production of fiberoptic patchcords, arrays, and hermetic feedthrough • The applicant will monitor productivity in assigned areas • The applicant will be responsible of performing tasks defined, including manufacturing test and measurement, trouble shooting, technically train new hire. • The applicant can expect to work with a diverse range of products and applications and be challenged with new requirements on a regular basis

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BOVIN, Lillian Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017; Lillian Ruth Bovin of White Lake passed away at the age of 65. Former wife and good friend of Roy Hurlbert of Quyon, P.Q. Dearly loved mother of Debbie Ross of Ottawa; David Hurlbert of Quyon, P.Q.; Sheri Hurlbert (Rob Coulas) of Pembroke and Christina Hurlbert (Richard Lacroix) of Aylmer, P.Q. Dear sister of Audrey Latreille (late Moe) of Arnprior and Carl Bovin of Cantley, P.Q. Special “Honorary Sister” of Pat Goodall (Lee Gray) of Waba. Cherished by her 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces and nephews. A gathering for family and friends to celebrate Lillian’s life will take place at a later date. In the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Donations

Education: Completion of minimum 2 years of college program is required Languages: Fluency in English is a must, and fluency in Chinese is an asset as The successful candidate will be communicating with the manufacturing location in China Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience in High Power/VG Termination/Hermetic Sealing Manufacturing as a technician is required Must be eligible to work in Canada.

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Reflections on community journalist John Brummell by John Curry

John Brummell of the Stittsville News gained much appreciation over the years for the care and professionalism with which he took photographs around the community. City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, who has known John for years, praises him for his “journalistic integrity, unwavering initiative and joyful spirit.” “Upon a moment’s notice, he has always been ready and willing to photograph our residents as they work to making Stittsville a better place to live and shares that information with others so that they may be inspired to do the same,” councillor Qadri has written in an email reflecting on John’s retirement. “He has photographed quite a few local celebrities – past, present and future – but some of the most meaningful photos are those that resonate on a more personal level,” he continues. “One quality I have always admired in John is the special care he takes, regardless of the circumstances, in adding this

personal touch to his work, notating the names of all those he photographs to ensure that they are recognized.” Councillor Qadri cites one recent situation in which he overheard a conversation at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School between a father and his son as the father shared a photo of his younger self taken by Mr. Brummell.” “It is moments like these which demonstrate the authentic relationships John has built with our community,” councillor Qadri concludes. John’s care and expertise in photographing community residents is also noted by Stittsville businessman and past Stittsville Village Association president Phil Sweetnam. “John has a pleasant way of taking charge of a photo shoot so that everyone can be seen in the picture,” Mr. Sweetnam writes in an email reflecting on John’s retirement from the Stittsville News. “He is meticulous about recording the names of people in the photo. This will be an important fact in the future when people review the history of our area.” John’s photographic exper-

tise is also noted by Richmond Agricultural Society general manager Dale Greene who points out that John has been photographing Agricultural Society events including the Richmond Fair for many years. He notes that John has traditionally positioned himself at the corner of McBean and Perth Streets to photograph the floats in the annual Richmond Fair parade on Fair Saturday. Mr. Greene also notes that John has also volunteered in the Fair’s information/communication centre when he is not going around

the fairgrounds at Fair time, taking photographs and interview exhibitors. He has expressed the hope that John will consider joining the Agricultural Society’s Board of Directors in his retirement. Another who has appreciated John’s photographic and journalistic work in the community over the years is Bob Easy of Munster, a long time minor hockey coach and sports volunteer in the community. His wish for John is simple: “Have a good retirement. You do great work.”


John Brummell (centre) is with Ross Bradley (left) of Bradley’s Insurance and former Ottawa Senators goalie Ron Tugnutt (right) as they volunteer at a McHappy Day at the McDonald’s in Stittsville.

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John Brummell (left) is with Matt Bradley (right) of Stittsville when he was playing for the Kentucky Thoroughblades before going on to his career in the National Hockey League.



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CLUES ACROSS 1. Short tributary of the Seille 5. Where you sleep 8. Crinkle 12. Regions 14. United States 15. Icelandic poetry books 16. Transferred property 18. Electrocardiography 19. From here 20. Hunting or observation expedition 21. Used to make cabins 22. Containers 23. Famed patriot 26. Makes less intense 30. Forced to take refuge 31. Campaigner 32. Special security team 33. Egyptian city

34. The Muse of lyric and CLUES DOWN 1. Fathers hymns 2. Region 39. What newlyweds just 3. The Great Barrier ___ said 4. Father 42. Pain 5. Civil War general Don 44. Norwegian village Carlos 46. Produced on paper 6. Bodyguards 47. Acceptance 7. Knives 49. Semite 8. Member of U.S. Navy 50. Detective Ventura 9. English prince 51. Martens 56. Small mammal related to 10. Expression 11. Giants great Willie rabbits 13. Curving 57. Airsick 17. Actress Keaton 58. Itinerant 24. Deploy 59. Has spotted 25. Medicine that treats 60. Garland animals 61. Search engine 62. Former Knick and Bull 26. We all have it 27. Greek goddess of the Curry dawn 63. Student selected 28. Kevin Smith film components “Chasing __” 64. Norwegian island

29. City in India 35. Went jogging 36. What thespians do 37. One and only 38. Largest English dictionary (abbr.) 40. Obstructs from a course 41. Prophets 42. Prefix meaning on or above 43. Got up 44. Drenched 45. N.Y. State capital 47. Sampled 48. Tending to an end 49. Architectural recess 52. Undergarments 53. Ethnic group in China 54. Reactive structure 55. Greek portico

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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Wishful thinking won’t get you ahead, Aries. But hard work will. Don’t shy away from an opportunity that comes your way, even if it seems less promising at first glance. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you find yourself in a leadership role this week and are asked to make a lot of decisions. Wield your power carefully as others are watching you intently. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, a few variables are thrown into the mix once you think you have everything figured out. You will show your ability to problem-solve if you can handle the task. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, patience is required when a difficult situation presents itself. Resist the temptation to act before you get a full grasp of the situation and what you should do. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Someone close to you puts their faith in your ability to get a job done, Leo. Here’s How It Works: This week devote all of your effort to completing this work, and it will only enhance your résumé. Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric Virgo, it may be in your best interest to remain out of the spotlight at clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! the next social gathering. Afford others the chance to be the center of attention. 40 Stittsville News - Thursday, January 12, 2017

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 It is easy to make promises and then not follow through with your intentions, Libra. But that is not the way you operate. If you say you will do something, you will. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Opportunities to travel present themselves in the near future, Scorpio. Pack your bags and be ready to depart at a moment’s notice. You can certainly use some time away. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, assess a situation before sharing your opinions with others. The surface details don’t tell the whole story, so wait until you can get a full handle on things. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Many positive things are on the horizon, Capricorn. You just have to get through a few rough patches before it is smooth sailing. Pisces is a pivotal player. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, resist the temptation to take the easy way out and challenge yourself this week. Who knows what strength you can find within yourself if you try new things? PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, put your suspicions to rest as no one is trying to hide anything. This person has shown all of his or her cards. Offer help if they need it. 0112

JAN. 15 The 35th annual Richmond Road Races presented by Run Ottawa in association with Bushtukah and Beaus Brewery will take place on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. 10K race starts at 10 a.m. 5K race starts at 10:10 a.m. Both courses start and finish on McBean Street in front of South Carleton High School in Richmond. Online registration closes on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 11:59 p.m. Registration at Race Kit Pick Up on Jan. 13 and Jan. 14. No race day registration. For more information, please contact Joe DuVall at 613-292-7102. JAN. 17 The Stittsville Diners Club lunch hosted by the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre and community volunteers will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Stittsville United Church Hall on Fernbank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Music by Helen MacDonald. This is a nutritional lunch along with entertainment and sometimes an educational program for seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in the community. It is a great way to socialize, learn and have some fun, all at the

same time. Those wishing to attend must register at least seven days in advance by calling 613-591-3686, ext. 316. Cost is $8 per person. Transportation can be arranged upon request. JAN. 17 The annual general meeting of the Richmond Agricultural Society will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the upstairs lounge at the Richmond Curling Club on Perth Street in Richmond. JAN. 18 The Stittsville District Lions Club is hosting an Open House with wine and cheese on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at 7p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Come out and see what the Lions Club does in the community. Come out and see how you also can help in the community. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Beth Lewis at 613-838-5007. JAN. 20 An open mix music night hosted by Andrew McKim will be held on Friday, Jan. 20 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the upstairs lounge at the Richmond Curling Club on Perth Street in Richmond. Everyone welcome to attend,

either to perform or to listen. No ad- ers. Tickets $23 per person. For tickmission charge although donations ets, please call Shirley Morris at 613of non-perishable food items for the 838-3721. Richmond Food Bank are appreciated. JAN. 22 The Richmond Royals of the CenJAN. 21 tral Canada Hockey League Tier 2 The annual general meeting of the will play the visiting Westport Rideaus Goulbourn Township Historical Soci- on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. ety will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Richmond arena at the corner at the Stittsville United Church on of Perth Street and Huntley Road in Fernbank Road in Stittsville. A sea- Richmond. This is Minor Hockey sonal turkey dinner will be served at Day where every minor hockey player 12 noon at a cost of $15 per person, wearing a jersey gets free entry. with the annual general meeting to follow. Those wishing to attend just JAN. 28 the annual general meeting should St. Philip’s Parish in Richmond is plan to arrive about 1 p.m. The annual holding a fundraiser for its 2017 Peru general meeting will see the Board of Mission on Saturday, Jan. 28. A spaDirectors and the chairs of various ghetti dinner will be served in the Rev. committees report on activities in the Michael Gillissie Hall at 5:30 p.m., past year. There will be an election of followed by live entertainment startDirectors. ing at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please call 613-591-6247 for JAN. 21 tickets or for more information. The Richmond Branch 625 of the Royal Canadian Legion will host its JAN. 29 annual Robbie Burns Dinner on SatThe Richmond Royals of the Cenurday, Jan. 21, 2017 at the Richmond tral Canada Hockey League Tier 2 Legion Hall on Ottawa Street in Rich- will play the visiting Arnprior Packmond. Doors open at 5 p.m. Supper ers on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 1:30 p.m. served at 6 p.m. Haggis and roast beef at the Richmond arena at the corner dinner. Bagpiper and highland danc- of Perth Street and Huntley Road in


FEB. 5 The Richmond Royals of the Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 will play the visiting Arnprior Packers on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Richmond arena at the corner of Perth Street and Huntley Road in Richmond. Wear purple and support Do It For Daron. FEB. 11 The Richmond Branch 625 of the Royal Canadian Legion is hosting a Valentines Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Legion Hall on Ottawa Street in Richmond. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner served at 6 p.m. Ham and scalloped potatoes. Entertainment by Albert and the Collection. Tickets $23 per person. For tickets, please call Shirley Morris at 613-838-3721. FEB. 19 The Richmond Royals of the Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 will play the visiting Renfrew Timberwolves on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Richmond arena at the corner of Perth Street and Huntley Road in Richmond.

Samantha Bouley playing for Ohio State

Samantha Bouley of Stittsville has completed the first part of the season with the Ohio State Buckeyes women's hockey team. The freshman has played 20 games for the team, scoring four goals and adding four assists for eight points in total. Her four goals are the second most on the team while her eight points tie her for third place in the team's scoring.

Samantha, a Sacred Heart High School graduate, has had 32 shots on net in her first 20 games playing for the Buckeyes, wearing jersey number 14. She plays forward. The team has a record of eight wins, ten losses and two ties in the 20 games played so far this season. The Ohio State team plays against such teams as Rensselaer, Wisconsin, Minnesota State, North Dakota and St. Cloud State.

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Happy Christmas at Hope Living Residence Special to the News

Christmas 2016 was great at the Hope Living Residence in Kanata. On Thursday, Dec. 22, the Hands for Hope Volunteers hosted a Christmas party for the Hope Living residents. Santa Claus paid a visit, providing gift boxes filled with necessities, gift cards and some surprise “goodies” for each resident. A team from Holy Trinity High School collected many of these Christmas gifts, making personalized and individual cards for close to 90 residents. These volunteers assembled all of the gift boxes while also providing turkeys for the residents’ Christmas dinners. A musical group led by Terry McGovern, a former

teacher and featuring some of his teaching friends performed Christmas carols, with the residents singing along thanks to carolling sheets. The kitchen staff at Hope Living helped set everything up including a home-made punch. There were sandwiches for everyone as well as Christmas baking, soft drinks and the punch. The Beta Sigma Phi’s Preceptor Gamma Psi Sorority made a donation to the residents’ bingo fund. And the Hope Living residents got a great Christmas surprise when two community-minded men, inspired by a recent newspaper article about the Hope Living Residence, donated more than a dozen pairs of top-of-the-line warm winter boots, socks and

winter coats. The two men also provided the Hands for Hope Boutique with a dozen sturdy retail rolling racks which will be a great help for the volunteers in displaying things in the boutique. The two men have also committed to providing even more support. Hope Living Residence continues to require winter coats in regular sizes as well as in extra large sizes for both men and women. Winter boots in a range of sizes are also needed as well as warm clothing, mainly in larger sizes. Any gently used items can be dropped off directly at Hope Living Residence, 145 Castlefrank Road, Kanata The Hope Living Residence is operated by the Shepherds of Good Hope.

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