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EMC news - There’s a Stittsville connection in the glittering ice show gala coming up at Scotiabank Place on Saturday, Jan. 26. Starring Canadian figure skating legend Elizabeth Manley, along with other renowned skaters like Elvis Stojko, Joanne Rochette, and Nancy Kerrigan, the show promises to offer a unique combination of live music and skating. And while it will be Elizabeth and her talented friends who will be performing on the ice, one of those who will be singing while the skaters skate will be Stittsville’s own Nathan Haller, a Sacred Heart Catholic High School graduate who is now a fourth year undergraduate students at the renowned Juilliard School in New York City. Nathan will not only be one of those singing while the skaters in the gala skate on the ice but he will also have a solo performance as well. Elizabeth Manley first heard Nathan sing a number of years ago at an induction ceremony for the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. She has been aware of his vocal endeavours ever since and when she was planning this “Elizabeth Manley and Friends” ice show to raise funds for youth mental health initiatives, Nathan was engaged as one of the singers to add that live musical touch to the event. And Nathan certainly will not be out of place at the event. This past summer, he was in Germany where he performed with the Munich Radio Orchestra and was part of numerous concerts in Neumarkt and Drescent under the direction of conductors Maestro Helmut Rilling and Maestro Hoftsetter. Reviews from these performances described Nathan as “a brilliant tenor” and “a lyric tenor with a rarity who had a beautifully guided voice that the market longs for.” Indeed, he was even offered a contract with the Frankfurt Opera House upon completion of his studies which may be a little while away yet as he plans to pursue a Masters Degree in Music starting this September.

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Reece Pruneau, left, and Gabriella Pruneau, right, do fun kungfu poses in front of the bulletin board filled with photographs of customers of Kingfu Bistro at the Stittsville Corners shopping area at Carp Road and Hazeldean Road doing their own fun kungfu poses, with the photographs now filling the bulletin board and spreading into an adjacent bulletin board in the waiting area at the restaurant.

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EMC news - It all started with a photo of two youngsters with their martial arts trophy. But now it has grown to include hundreds of photos of customers of all ages, some solo, some in pairs, some in groups. And it continues to grow, all on the wall of the waiting area at Kungfu Bistro at the Stittsville Corners shopping area at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Carp Road (where Stittsville Sobeys is located). And what all of the photos have in common is that they are images

of customers doing various kungfu poses. It all started with the initial photo of the two youngsters who had brought their trophy in to show Kingfu Bistro marketing manager Margarita Chen who is a martial arts supporter. This initial photo was followed by photos of a few customers doing a martial arts pose for fun. It grew from there so that a second bulletin board was added, just for the photos of the kungfu poses. Now this bulletin board is filled with hundreds of images of customers doing kungfu poses. It has now become an attraction in itself, with customers making a point

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Margarita Chen of Kungfu Bistro takes the photos with her camera and has a printer right there on site to make the colour prints. All of this has also been unplanned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just started growing,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Chen says about the kungfu pose photos, adding that if the number of photos keeps growing, she will add yet another bulletin board and even more if required as time goes on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it has now become a community wall,â&#x20AC;? she says, noting that young people especially look at the collection of photos to recognize their friends and then subsequently tell others about it. Many customers also look at the photos to see who they know and to see what kungfu pose they are doing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never imagined it would take off like this,â&#x20AC;? Ms. Chen says about the wall of kungfu poses. The photos range from babies to seniors, doing kungfu poses using their arms and their legs, kicking or squatting, in groups or alone. But unless a grim face is part of the kungfu pose, all those in the photos are smiling and obviously having fun. Yes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fun thing to do and your kungfu antics are placed there on the wall for all to see and enjoy. As the wall has grown, Ms. Chen has switched to a better quality of paper and ink for better reproduction of the photos. She continues to take the photos and finds that birthday party groups especially like to have their photo taken doing kungfu poses. But any customer can ask to have a photo taken doing a kungfu pose. There are even some small statues on display in the restaurant which demonstrate a number of kungfu moves which can be used for inspiration if needed. Ms. Chen is also looking forward to taking a photo of city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri doing a kungfu pose and placing it up on the wall. He has promised to drop in for the photography.

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EMC news - There were movies shown by Stittsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth connexion program at Village Square Park in Stittsville last summer. Now thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be movies shown this winter. No, not outside at Village Square Park but rather in the warmth of the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena. These free winter movie nights will be held on the second Friday of the month, namely on Friday, Feb. 8, Friday, March 8 and Friday, April

12. The movie will start at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:45 p.m. Those of all ages are welcome to attend. Those attending are urged to bring along chairs or blankets for seating. Snacks and drinks will be available. Those attending should note that these winter movie nights will run similar to the summer movie nights in that there will be no supervision available on site for children. Older youth can stay on their own at the discretion of parents.


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lived in Kanata for 15 years prior to 1990, he says that he remembers Stittsville as a village of 4,000 people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe what is happening in Stittsville,â&#x20AC;? he says about the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t initially enamoured with the Ultramar plaza location when he visited Stittsville but he then noticed that the plaza was constantly busy with people coming and going thanks to the gas bar, the Service Ontario outlet, the Main Street CafĂŠ and the other businesses. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when he opted to open his barber shop there and he is glad he did, saying that the shop is off to the best start of any that he has ever opened. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a good spot, a very good spot,â&#x20AC;? he says. The shop has four barber

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Hydro Ottawa customers are taking advantage of convenient online services. The utility held a contest last fall encouraging customers to signup for paperless, self-serve programs. More than 9,000 entries were received, making it one of Hydro Ottawa’s most successful customer service promotions ever. Hydro Ottawa’s online services include: the MyHydroLink customer portal; e-billing; and preauthorized payment. “By signing up for these online services, customers help reduce paper use, waste and administrative costs. This promotion was truly a win-win for customers and the environment,” said David McKendry, Director, Customer Service at Hydro Ottawa. Hydro Ottawa customer Céline Bourgon was awarded the grand prize – a suite of five ENERGY STAR® appliances. Secondary prize winners James Best, Kathryn Bunn, Janet Flanders, Paige Knudson and Eric Marion were also awarded a computer tablet. In all, more than 85,000 customers have signed up for MyHydroLink, 44,000 receive e-billing and 41,000 are registered for pre-authorized payment. The MyHydroLink customer portal gives residential and business customers access to a range of convenient services on their computer or mobile device, including: UÊ6ˆi܈˜}ÊÊiiVÌÀˆVˆÌÞÊVœ˜ÃՓ«Ìˆœ˜Ê`>Ì>ÊLÞÊ time-of-use UÊ6ˆi܈˜}ÊVÕÀÀi˜ÌÊ>VVœÕ˜ÌÊL>>˜ViÃÊ and payment history; UÊ,i}ˆÃÌiÀˆ˜}ÊvœÀÊ«Ài‡>Õ̅œÀˆâi`Ê«>ޓi˜ÌÊ>˜` E-Billing; UÊ-ÕL“ˆÌ̈˜}Ê>ʓœÛiÊÀiµÕiÃÌʜ˜ˆ˜iÊ>˜`ÊÀiViˆÛˆ˜}ÊÊ immediate e-mail confirmation of details; and UÊ>Žˆ˜}Ê>Ê«>ޓi˜ÌÊÕȘ}Ê>ÊVÀi`ˆÌÊV>À`°

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Florida in September. He is just so thankful and grateful for the many local Stittsville and surrounding area businesses whose generosity and support provided a portion of the funds that he needed to be able to compete in these world championships. The Kanata Sports Club, Advanced Software Concepts, Don Cherry’s Kanata, Harvey’s (Kanata Centrum), Lincoln Heights Ford, Jiffy

Photo (Van Leeuwen Centre) and Mancini’s Hair Stylists all provided cash donations. Brown’s Your Independent Grocer and Loblaws at Kanata Centrum provided venues to sell raffle tickets for a basket filled with a variety of donations ranging from gift certificates to vintage wine to home products, with a total value in excess of $600. Contributors to this raffle basket were The Glen Scottish Pub, the NOLA French Quarter Eatery, Pretty Pots Florist, Kungfu Bistro, Napoli’s Café, Local Heroes, Broadway Bar & Grill, Papa Sam’s, JoJo’s Pizza, Giant Tiger, PartyLite Gifts (Cheryl Hunter Consultant) and Home Furniture. And, oh yes, the winners of this raffle basket were Lee and Gloria Gartley of Ashton. A fundraiser was also held through PartyLite Gifts (Cheryl Hunter Consultant) which was supported by many friends, family members and acquaintances who purchased PartyLite products, with 50 percent of the sales returned to support Bren’s WKA competition efforts. The Stittsville branch 618 of the Royal Canadian Legion also supported Bren’s efforts by generously donating space in which Bren could practice when his dojo facilities were not available. Bren, who had been competing with Junior Black Belt status, acquired his Adult Black Belt during a special overnight grading session last December at his Canadian Sport Martial Arts Academy (CSMA) club on Iber Road in Stittsville. He is now beginning to gear up for the 2013 tournament season with the hope of again making the Canadian team and competing in either Crete, Greece or Tuscany in Italy in the fall.

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Nathan Haller to sing at ‘Elizabeth Manley and Friends’ Continued from page 1

This week, Nathan performed in “A Night at the Operetta” concert at the Lincoln Centre in New York City as The Juilliard School’s vocal department collaborated with the New York Festival of Song to put on an evening dedicated to the world of operetta with its witty and charming music drawn from Europe and America. So, this “Elizabeth Manley and Friends” ice show gala will give Stittsville and area residents as well as others from across the city and region an opportunity to hear and enjoy Nathan Haller’s talented singing while enjoying the beauty of on-ice figure skating by some of the Canada

and the world’s best skaters. Nathan, who grew up in Stittsville, was performing with the Orpheus Musical Theatre group by the age of 12. His love of opera was realized when, at the age of 14, he performed at the National Arts Centre with Opera Lyra in “Romeo and Juliet” and in subsequent operas. After graduating from Sacred Heart, where he received the award for being the outstanding student in musical theatre in the 2007-2008 school year, he was accepted at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City where he is presently completing his Bachelor of Music degree in voice. His vocal teacher Edith Wiens, a Grammy award winner, has been cultivating Nathan’s

love of the opera and classical music. He has performed in several Juilliard operas and concerts in his studies at Juilliard.

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At Juilliard, he has been awarded the Mel Silverman Opera Scholarship, the Dora L. Foster Scholarship, the Patricia L. Haspert Scholarship and the Juilliard Alumni Scholarship. The “Elizabeth Manley and Friends” ice show at Scotiabank Place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. will be raising funds for the Do It For Daron initiative regarding youth mental health and for the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. This is Elizabeth Manley’s way of giving back to her community as she herself has suffered from mental health issues. She is aware that there are thousands of teens across Canada who are facing the same kind of challenges with

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EMC news - Attention, musicians. The Stittsville Concert Band wants you. Yes, this community band, which was formed in 2008, is looking for musicians to join the group. The band is open to musicians of all ages from junior high school (grade seven) and up to senior citizens. The only requirement to join is that a musician must own or have access to an instrument. The band includes full brass and reed sections. It plays at community events, outdoor functions and senior homes. It also performs on occasion at festivals, pageants and other events. There are no fees involved in playing with the Stittsville Concert Band. Students are encouraged to join as more experienced adult players are available for mentoring. High school students can use their band time for community service hours. Another benefit of involvement with the Stittsville Concert Band is that it can lead to playing with the smaller Main and Abbott Dance Band, a musical offshoot of the main band. The Stittsville Concert band rehearses each Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the top floor of the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street. This is the former Stittsville Loyal Orange Lodge meeting area that has now been convert-

ed for band purposes. This rehearsal space has been provided for use by the band thanks to the Stittsville Branch 618 of the Royal Canadian legion which is the band’s sponsor. The Stittsville Concert Band now has a library of more than 1,000 songs, so there is lots of variety to the music that the band performs. Frank Martens is the conductor and artistic director of the Stittsville Concert Band. New musicians who are thinking of joining the Stittsville Concert Band should just show up at a Monday rehearsal at 7 p.m. at the Stittsville Legion Hall or, for more information, should contact Christine Philipson at 613-8311575 or via email at c.philipson@sympatico. ca. The band’s website can be found at www. stittsvilleconcertband.com. The Main and Abbott Dance Band, the smaller group associated with the Stittsville Concert Band, played its first three hour dance engagement on Thursday evening, Jan. 10 at the Good Companions Centre on Albert Street in downtown Ottawa. It played an extensive array of music including “Let’s Dance,” “Arrivederci Roma,” “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “Moonglow,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Jersey Bounce,” “Sentimental Journey,” and “Come Fly with Me,” among others. Yes, indeed – these bands (Main and Abbott Dance Band and the Stittsville Concert Band) do play a wide variety of music, something for everyone.

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Lions give $800 to Diabetes Association john.curry@metroland.com

EMC news - The Stittsville District Lions Club has donated $800 to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Lion Ken Jones, who chairs the Lions efforts to raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association, presented the donation to Canadian Diabetes Association representatives Tom Herbert and Melanie Mayer at the Club’s meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Lions Hall in Stittsville. Last November members of the Stittsville District Lions Club were on hand all day long at The Beer Store in Stittsville to collect donated beer bottles in the Club’s annual “Case for a Cure” initiative. The funds raised through collection of these donated empties were earmarked for the Canadian Diabetes Association. More than nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is usually

diagnosed in children and adolescents. It occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin which is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose in the blood. About ten percent of people with diabetes have this type 1 diabetes. The remaining 90 percent have type 2 diabetes which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body does not effectively use the insulin that is produced. Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adulthood, although increasing numbers of children in high-risk populations are being diagnosed. Pre-diabetes is a condition where a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. If left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can result in a variety of complications including heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease

and nerve damage. The first step in preventing or delaying the onset of these complications is recognizing the risk factors as well as signs and symptoms of diabetes. If you are aged 40 or older, you are at risk for type 2 diabetes and should be tested at least every three years. Risk factors include being a member of a high-risk group such as of Aboriginal, Hispanic, Asian, South Asian or African descent; being overweight; having a parent or sibling with diabetes; having high blood pressure; having high cholesterol or other fats in the blood; or having been diagnosed with acanthosis nigricans (darkened patches of skin) or schizophrenia. Symptoms and signs of diabetes include unusual thirst, frequent urination, weight change, extreme fatigue or lack of energy, blurred vision, frequent or recurring infections, cuts and bruises that are slow to heal, and tingling or numbness in the hands or

feet. However, many people who have type 2 diabetes may display no symptoms. Scientists believe that lifestyle changes can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. A healthy meal plan, weight control and physical activity are some prevention steps. People with diabetes can expect to live active, independent and vital lives if they make a lifelong commitment to careful diabetes management which includes education (people with diabetes need to be informed about their condition), physical activity (regular physical activity helps the body lower blood glucose levels, promotes weight loss, reduces stress and enhances overall fitness), nutrition (what, when and how much you eat play a role in regulating blood glucose levels), weight management (maintaining a healthy weight is important), medication (type 1 diabetes is always treated with insulin while

type 2 diabetes is managed through physical activity and meal planning for the most part), lifestyle management (reducing stress levels can help people with diabetes better manage the disease) and blood pressure (high blood pressure can lead to eye disease, heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, so people with diabetes should try to maintain a blood pressure level at or below 130/80. It was in the early 1920’s that Dr. Frederick Banting, a Canadian, working with others, developed insulin. He was a recipient of the Nobel prize in Medicine in 1923 for his discovery. Insulin became commercially available in the United States and Canada in 1923. The standard insulin syringe to make diabetes management more uniform was introduced in 1944 while the first pancreas transplant was performed at the University of Manitoba in 1966. In 2006, the United Nations recognized diabetes as

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EMC news - The world is changing and so is Rotary. This was the message which Rotary District Governor Rene Melchers brought to members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stittsville when he visited the Club in Aug. 2012. The world around Rotary is changing rapidly and Rotary

needs to change along with it, District Governor Melchers said while outlining the Rotary initiatives that are to represent this change. One thing that is not changing, though, is Rotaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support to eradicating polio in the world. This is coming closer to happening than ever, District Governor Melchers said, noting that in 1988, when this Rotary initiative began, there were over 128 countries in

the world where polio was endemic. Now there are only three countries where this is the case â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. And even in these three countries, the number of polio cases is decreasing. District Governor Melchers said that as of July 1, 2013, the Rotary Foundation will be changing in order to simplify Foundation programs and the procedure of how to access

grant monies from the Foundation. There will be an effort made to increase the global impact of Foundation programs and to be involved with projects that are more sustainable. District Governor Melchers said that every Rotary Club initiative should be geared to try to attract new members as well as maintain existing members. He said tools for self-promotion by a Club will

include a new social media tool on Facebook. In addition, Clubs will have access to website tools that will allow development of an attractive Club website while also helping with Club administration. He said that Rotary membership is critical, emphasizing that being a Rotary member offers networking opportunities, provides avenues for fellowship and allows people an opportunity to serve others.

He said that new members of Clubs have to be motivated or else they will simply drop out. District Governor Melchers suggested that Rotary Clubs should not to be afraid to try something new and creative that could benefit the Club. He urged that Rotary Clubs should have a vision of where they want to be in the future and that they should develop a strategic plan to get there.

Best film being shown john.curry@metroland.com

EMC news - The movie honoured as the best Canadian film of 2012 is part of the upcoming International Film Series being presented by the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stories We Tell,â&#x20AC;? Sarah Polleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary tracing her discovery that the man that she believed was her father was actually not her biological parent, received the 2012 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award at a gala dinner in Toronto. This award from the Toronto Film Critics Association carries with it a $100,000 prize. The film has also won the Allan King Documentary Award, named after legendary Canadian documentary film maker Allan King who died in 2009. And now you can see this acclaimed non-fiction documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stories We Tellâ&#x20AC;? on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. as the second in the series of four Thursday night movies that are part of this first-ever International Film Series being presented by the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville at the Empire Theatre in Kanata. It joins three other films, all highly acclaimed, in the International Film Series that will begin on Thursday, Jan. 24 with the showing of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Intouchables,â&#x20AC;? a French film with English subtitles, that has been one of the highest grossing non-English language films of all time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stories We Tell,â&#x20AC;? the award winning documentary directed by Sarah Polley, one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best known actors, will be shown on Thursday, Feb. 21. The International Film Series will continue on Thursday, March 21 with â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Royal Affair,â&#x20AC;? Denmarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s submission for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, while the series will end with the musical comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sapphiresâ&#x20AC;? on Thursday, April 25. So, Thursday, Jan. 24 will see the launch of this new International Film Series sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ottawa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stittsville in partnership with Film Circuit, the film outreach arm of the Toronto International Film Festival. Being shown at 7 p.m. on the big screen at the Empire Theatre at the Kanata Centrum will be the internationally acclaimed French film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Intouchables,â&#x20AC;? a film whose story revolves around the development of an improb-

able bond between a wealthy quadriplegic and a young offender of Senegalese descent who is hired as a live-in caregiver. Next comes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stories We Tell,â&#x20AC;? on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., again at the Empire Theatre at Kanata Centrum. This film had its world premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival and followed that up with its North American premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival The third film that will be shown in this International Film Series will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Royal Affair,â&#x20AC;? which will be screened on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Empire Theatre in Kanata. This film is an historical drama set in 18th century Denmark at the court of the mentally ill King Christian VII of Denmark. It features a romance that develops between the Queen and the royal physician. Although a Danish film, it has English subtitles. The fourth and final film in this International Film Series sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ottawa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stittsville is a musical comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sapphires,â&#x20AC;? a 2012 Australian film about four indigenous women who form a musical group and travel to Vietnam in 1968 to entertain the troops in the war there. This film had its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This film will be shown at the Empire Theatre at Kanata Centrum on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. A pass to see all four of these movies over this four month period is available now for only $36 for one person at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street. Indeed, reaction to this first-ever International Film Series has been so positive that the initial run of passes has sold out and more passes have had to be printed. Fortunately, the theatre at the Empire Theatre complex in Kanata can accommodate these increased numbers. What is great about the passes, which allow a person to see all four films for only $36, is that the passes are transferable. So, if something comes up and you cannot attend, you can give it to someone else to use. For more information about this International Film Series, please call Valerie Wright, a member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stittsville, at 613-836-9125 or send an email to filmseries@stittsvillerotary.com .

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now is a fact of life when you live in Ottawa between November and April. Or October and May. Depends on the year. When two big snowfalls hit the city inside a week, snow removal crews were kept running at full speed to keep traffic moving and they did an admirable job. That hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prevented some citizens from complaining about the aftermath.

Yes, some sidestreets didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get cleared over and over again as the snow fell and wind blew cleared snow from the edges of roads back into the travel lanes. Some multilane streets were reduced to single lanes. But safety never suffered. If drivers adapt to the conditions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or just stay home when storms hit their peak â&#x20AC;&#x201C; snowy roads work just fine. Those people who proclaimed side streets as the

worst theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ever seen should check and see if they survived. The sky did not fall. City taxpayers foot the bill for snow clearing, so maybe we shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wish for even greater snow-clearing capabilities. The city administration seems to have discovered the right amount of resources to throw at Mother Nature when she sends multiple snowstorms at us in a short period of time.

In a nutshell, you get the services you are willing to pay for. We could have gold-plated plows and teams of snowremoval technicians with shovels on every street to catch the flakes before they hit the ground. Your street could be buffed and blown dry by morning. Not only would that be costly, but what would happen to all the snow removal equipment during a winter when

there is little snowfall? That very expensive equipment would sit around city yards rusting and depreciating. School boards face a parallel situation. Schools could be built with enough classrooms to hold every child, without a single portable in the yard. But what makes more sense over the lifetime of a school is to construct buildings for the average student population and use portables to deal with a handful of years when

enrolment peaks. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snow removal strategy strikes a similar balance. We have enough plows to get us through a string of storms, but not enough to make every road look like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summertime within a day or two of a blizzard. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sensible spending. If global weather continues to become less predictable â&#x20AC;&#x201C; maybe with warmer winters or snowier ones â&#x20AC;&#x201C; city council may need to reconsider the snow removal budget and buy or sell equipment. Until then, our snow removal people should get a pat on the back and keep on truckinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

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Cultural fall out from dropping the puck CHARLES GORDON Funny Town

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f you read the papers and listen to the radio you know our life is about to get way better because NHL hockey is back, after having stayed away for almost half a season and creating a huge gap in our lives. The sports pages are filling up with actual hockey stories about actual hockey players and whether they have a nice touch around the net. There is speculation about trades and line combinations. This already makes life better for sports page readers, who got really tired of reading about the players and the owners negotiating or not negotiating or not even talking about negotiating. This might have been the worst reading in the history of sports journalism. Anything is an improvement on that and reading actual game stories about the Ottawa Senators and their hated opponents will be a great improvement still. Those whose needs are greater will find satisfaction in the sports talk shows on the radio, where line combinations are examined in even greater depth. Now it begins again and not a moment too soon for many of the experts on our culture, who keep saying that hockey defines us as a people. Of course thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something in that. Many of us play or have played hockey, many more watch hockey or listen to it on the radio. But hockey doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t define everybody. Even in Ottawa. Look how long we went without an NHL team. The previous Senators vacated the premises in 1934; the current Senators didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t arrive until 1992. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 58 years with no NHL team to define us. And yet we survived somehow as a city, as a city of Canadians who

are supposed to be defined by hockey. This must mean that there are things other than hockey that occupy space in the hearts of people in the National Capital Region. It may also mean that there are people among us who, even now, define themselves as something other than Senators fans. In fact, amazing as it may seem, they may not even think of hockey when it comes time to define themselves. They may define themselves in terms of their jobs. They may define themselves as runners, guitar players, readers, grandparents, hipsters, foodies, Presbyterians, skateboarders, gardeners or even baseball fans. Yet here they all are living in this country thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defined by hockey. And hockey season is starting. Which means that all those skateboarders, guitar players and grandparents are going to be living, whether they like it or not, in a world of line combinations, plus-minus statistics and rumors of impending firings of general managers. It behooves those who live happily in Hockey World to be respectful of those who choose other pursuits. They think they have reason to fear us, and no wonder. Slap Shot was on TV the other night and those who live in Hockey World always tune in for at least part of it. It seems quite Canadian, although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Hollywood movie. But is it really Canadian, all that enthusiastic brawling and blood on the ice? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what many hockey fans deplore yet, at the same time, we somehow identify with it in a way that American moviegoers cannot. One of the things that defines us, in other words, is our enjoyment of a movie about hockey brawls. This gets a bit scary and it is probably just as well that in real hockey, as opposed to movie hockey, there are referees and brawling is at least officially frowned upon. So, as the real hockey starts, try to be sympathetic towards those of other tastes, remembering that, to some Canadians, condominium height, garbage pickup and light rail are as important as defence pairings and face-off percentages. As they say, it takes all kinds.

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Paul Stewart, left, president of the Bell Warriors Football Club, presents a full-loaded computer complete with flat screen monitor, keyboard and mouse, valued at $1,000, to players-only raffle draw winner Alexandre Bouchard, right, of Stittsville. The Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerce donated three such computers to the Bell Warriors Football Club.

Bell Warriors tyke player wins computer EMC sports - Eight year old Alexandre Bouchard of Stittsville is one happy guy these days. Not only because he plays tyke football with the Bell Warriors Football Club but also because he now has a fully-programmed computer complete with flat screen monitor, keyboard and mouse thanks to winning a players-only raffle draw conducted at the Bell Warriors team banquets at the Cedarview Golf and Country Club last Saturday, Jan. 12. This was one of three such computer systems given away at the banquets thanks to the

members of the Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerce who donated the three computers and associated flat screen monitors, keyboards and mice, each valued at $1,000. Two of the computers were included in the fundraising silent auctions which were held at the banquets while the third was the prize in a raffle draw in which the winner had to be a Bell Warriors player. These computers proved to be quite an attraction in both the silent auctions and in the raffle draw for the over 140 Bell Warriors youth, aged 8 through 16, who play football with the Bell Warriors Football Club.

Sens Alumni coming to Richmond Bob Easy Special to the News

EMC sports - Here come the Ottawa Senators Alumni! Coaches for the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) will be lacing up their skates to play the Ottawa Senators Alumni on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Richmond arena. A fundraising event in support of the RMMHA, the game will kick off with a ceremonial opening faceoff with the puck being dropped by city of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt and by Chris King of the new Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Independent Grocer in Richmond. Skating for the Ottawa Senators Alumni in this game will be their leader Brad Marsh, along with others like Laurie Boschman, Shawn Van

Allen and Shawn Donovan. The Alumni have not played in Richmond since 1996. Another attraction at the upcoming event will be the antics of the new RMMHA mascot Hat Trick and those of Spartacat, the Sens mascot. They will be going through the stands, working the audience. Youngsters will be able to â&#x20AC;&#x153;high fiveâ&#x20AC;? with both mascots. So, parents, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget your cameras when you come to the game. There will be a silent auction plus a 50/50 draw, just to add to the excitement of the event. Tickets for this Ottawa Senators Alumni game against the RMMHA coaches will be on sale at $5 per person on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Richmond arena. Tickets are also available by calling Lisa Shouldice at 613-489-4181 or Stephanie Kelly at 613-324-2031.

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Group sessions for youth with anxiety John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

EMC news - Anxiety disorders affect many children and youth today. It is considered one of the primary mental health problems affecting youth. Indeed, according to CHEO, anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorder in children and also adults. Estimates are that about 13 percent of children and youth are living with some form of anxiety. That’s why the new Stittsville Wellness centre in Stittsville is offering two weekly group sessions for youth experiencing anxiety, stress or worry. Both weekly group sessions have begun but there are still plenty of sessions left and you are not too late to sign up. Co-facilitators of the first group session, Ju-

lie Clarke and Sandra Grew, are qualified mental health care providers. Their sessions, which began on Wednesday, Jan. 16, are for youth aged 9 to 13 years old. They run at the Stittsville Wellness office at 1347 Stittsville Main Street (Dr. Roy Kang’s building between Holy Spirit Catholic School and the Stittsville Lions Medical Building) each Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. There are a total of eight weekly sessions in the program. Individuals registered to attend the group sessions can gain skills and coping strategies related to their anxiety needs, all within a therapeutic context. Light snacks and art supplies as well as weekly handouts are part of the program. A second group is being offered by another facilitator, Sandra Leblanc. This weekly group session is for adolescents aged 16-18 years old. It began this week but it is not too late to reg-

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ister. And don’t worry that all of the places may be taken. If there is enough interest, a third session for youth aged 13 to 16 will be added to the agenda. Group sessions are considered a practical way of helping youth with anxiety. There are substantial savings over individual consultation. But in addition, opportunities arise in such group settings that encourage youth to share with others in a safe and secure atmosphere. These group sessions are intended to be run by the participants, with the facilitators simply guiding conversations and to help in any difficult areas. The whole idea is to empower each individual participant to become stronger in his or her knowledge of anxiety and to enhance confidence and self-esteem. There are art based activities and discussions as well as videos in these group sessions. The

intention is to provide various coping strategies geared towards identifying and discussing emotions and feelings around anxiety. The group setting allows participants to know that they are not alone and that others have similar or identical feelings. This in itself is a healing tool. Stittsville Wellness aims to provide a variety of mental health services under one roof, all offered by certified health professionals. Clients of all ages are welcome. Services include individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults. There is also couples and family counseling as well as art therapy, play-based therapy, attachment therapy, workshops and group counseling. For more information about the youth anxiety group sessions or any other services provided by Stittsville Wellness, please call 613435-9299.

Site plan for quarry John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

EMC news - The structures, including a concrete plant and an asphalt plant, are already there. But now a site plan, along with building permit applications for four structures in total, has been submitted to the city of Ottawa to “regularize” the presence of the buildings on the site. This all involves the Stittsville Quarry of R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. which is located in Goulbourn on the south side of Jinkinson Road adjacent to the four-lane highway seven. Between 2007 and 2011, four buildings were constructed adjacent to the licensed area of the quarry. These four buildings consist of a concrete plant, an asphalt plant, a maintenance garage and a scale house, all of which are related to the operation of the quarry. These plants are currently utilized by Cumberland Ready-Mix which is a division of R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. The quarry has been licensed under the provincial Aggregate Resources Act since the year 2000. City of Ottawa planner Lorraine Stevens is accepting comments about the proposed site plan until Monday, Jan. 28. A decision on the site plan application is expected to be made by city of Ottawa officials by Sunday, Feb. 10.

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EMC news - Alexandra (Ally) Maheral of Munster, who won the Kiwanis Idol competition in 2012, sang at the recent Bell Capital Cup minor hockey tournament. Ally, 16, sang the national anthem at the opening ceremonies which were held at all four of the rinks at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata on Friday evening, Dec. 28. The first opening ceremony took place at 5:45 p.m., followed by another at 7 p.m., a third at 7:10 p.m. and the last at 7:25 p.m. The Kiwanis Idol competition is now being called the Ottawa Idol competition as it enters its tenth year in 2013.


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Ken ‘The General’ Grant tells all about dementia John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

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Gloria Waterhouse, left, chats with Ottawa radio legend Ken “The General” Grant following his presentation about dementia at the “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” session for seniors at the Community Bible Church on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville last Monday morning, Jan. 14.

EMC news - For years on the radio, Ken “The General” Grant rallied people out the morning door with his familiar “Forward Ho.” Now the 77 year old Ottawa radio legend is rallying people again, this time to be more aware of the growing presence of dementia in Canadian society. Now serving as an “ambassador” for the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, General Grant was at last Monday’s “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” for seniors at the Community Bible Church on Stittsville Main Street where he told the 40 in attendance about dementia. Every two minutes in Canada, someone is diagnosed with dementia, Mr. Grant said, saying that there are 42 different kinds of the disease including the most diagnosed which is Alzheimer’s. “Dementia is the most horrific, horrendous, horrible disease there is,” he said bluntly. He said that in his life, he has lost a father to heart disease, two brothers to cancer and diabetes, a mother to breast cancer and a daughter to breast cancer while he himself has endured prostate cancer, a heart attack requiring bypass surgery, shingles and now diabetes. And yet, in his view, dementia is worst than all of this because with

dementia there is no hope because it never ends. With all of his other family-related health situations, there was always hope involved. The problem is, he said, is that “dementia is a slippery slope” in which people lose their reasoning, their orientation and their awareness of time. He said that while dementia is part of aging, there is no standard template for who is affected or how they are affected. He said that it is time that dementia care and research became a priority in Canada, like it has become in Australia and France. He said that a national strategy is needed in Canada, a strategy which should include more home care. Mr. Grant outlined some of the warning signs of dementia such as familiar tasks becoming difficult, trouble with your mother tongue, difficulty balancing a cheque book, getting lost on your own street, putting an iron in the fridge, and experiencing mood swings for no reason. He urged that when visiting someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s, make an effort to find out what they do remember and talk about it, whether this is once or many times. Mr. Grant said that people can get involved by helping with fundraising and supporting research. He said that personally he

tries to eat greens and fresh fruit while also exercising his brain which means, for instance, that he plays five games of solitaire on his computer every time before shutting it down. He also advocated reading fiction with its unknown endings which engage the brain more. He also makes lists of what he is going to do every day and he also makes a concerted effort to remember people’s names when he is talking to them. Mr. Grant said that denial is a big thing with those starting to suffer from dementia. However, there is a process that involves a systematic assessment that results in a diagnosis. By being diagnosed, a person can then learn how to handle the disease. He said that he is sure that a cure for dementia will be found someday as there is a lot of research now going on. There is a drug that can sometimes slow the disease’s progression but there is no cure at present. More information and educational materials about dementia and Alzheimer’s can be obtained from the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County at 613-523-4004 or via email at info@asorc. org. The Society’s website can be found at www.alzheimerottawa-rc.org.

Jan. 30 luncheon for Friendship Club Carole Herbert and Helen James

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The next Friendship Club luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30 . There will be an election of the Club executive and the financial statement for 2012 will be presented. The menu will include Caesar salad, soup, garlic and plain bread, lasagna and dessert. If you wish to reserve a seat at this January luncheon, please phone Gloria at 613-8318819 or Rosemary at 613-836-6354 by Friday, Jan. 25. Note that the Club’s January, February and March luncheons are being held at the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Club luncheons are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 12 noon. There is still a need for a recording secretary

for the Club. To join the Friendship Club, please contact Lorraine at 613-599-3297. Everyone is welcome. Friendship Club activities at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena are shuffleboard on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (contact Shirley Healey at 613-831-2712); carpet bowling on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (contact Helen at 613836-6766 or Mary Lou at 613-836-4291); and bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Lorraine at 613-599-3297). Friendship Club activities at the Pretty Street Community Centre are exercise on Mondays at 10 a.m. (contact Helen at 613-836-6766); bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Ray at 613-836-6363); and euchre on Fridays at 7 p.m. (contact Heather at 613-838-2743). The Friendship Club used to offer line dancing but this activity has been discontinued due to insufficient participants.

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Gaia Music Night John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

EMC news - There was the music of Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven. And also of Bach and Paganini. But the works of these famous composers was also joined by the ragtime melody from an Academy Award winning movie, a jazz standard “Blue Monk” and even the theme song of a worldrenowned sports team. Yes, last Friday’s Music Night at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville featured an eclectic assortment of music, all of it provided by a couple of talented young musicians. Performing at this weekly musical event at the Gaia Java shop were pianist Jordan Dugan and violinist Yohan Peeters, both of them grade ten students at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Kanata. And they were joined on this musical evening by Holy Trinity music teacher Neil Bateman, who although a talented guitarist in his own right, confined his involvement on this particular night to commentary and serving as the MC for the youthful pair. He noted that this was the first time that he has brought a couple of his outstanding music students to play in public at a coffee shop but added that it is important to get music students out of the classroom and in among the public so that they can come to realize that music is important to everyone in society. Jordan Dugan, who plays the keyboard, began the Music Night with an array of pieces by some of the world’s best known composers. He started with “The Little Dog Waltz’,

also known as the “Minute Waltz,” by Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin, following this up with selections from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven before ending with another Chopin piece. His schoolmate Yohan Peeters, a violinist, then took over, with an early focus on Johann Sebastian Bach pieces before finishing up before an intermission with what he called his favourite piece, “My Love” by Australian jazz singer Sia, albeit adding some of his own musical interpretation to it. The post-intermission program saw more variety in the music, beginning with the longtime jazz standard “Sweet Georgia Brown,” a song that has become world famous as the theme song for the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. This was followed by “Blue Monk,” another jazz standard that is associated with American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. His unique improvisational style gave lots of opportunity for musical improvising. Jordan Dugan’s rendition of “The Entertainer,” Scott Joplin’s ragtime masterpiece that was adapted for the 1973 movie “The Sting” by Marvin Hamlisch, drew appreciative applause. “That was awesome,” was teacher Neil Bateman’s assessment of the song. Violinist Yohan Peeters wound up the Music Night with a song by Paganini. Niccolo Paganini, an Italian violinist and composer (17821840), is one of the pillars of modern violin technique and was one of the

most celebrated violin virtuosi of his time. Jordan Dugan is currently working on his grade nine Royal Conservatory of Music rating. A keyboard player, his repertoire ranges from the classics to jazz and blues. Yohan Peeters is currently study-

ing violin and while violinists like Paganini and composers like Bach are in his repertoire, he also exhibits blues and jazz-style influences. This performance at the Friday Music Night at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville gave them a chance to display their mu-

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Holy Trinity Catholic High School music teacher Neil Bateman, back left, stands with two of his grade ten music students who performed at the Friday Music Night at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Friday, Jan. 11, namely Jordan Dugan sitting at the keyboard and Yohan Peeters, right, playing the violin.

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Ghada Gabr, left, manager of the new Shoppers Drug Mart at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Huntmar Drive in Stittsville, welcomes the store’s first customer Rita Lacasse, right, of Kanata on the store’s grand opening day last Saturday, Jan. 12

James Gripp carries young Regin Gripp as they enter the new Shoppers Drug Mart at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Huntmar Drive in Stittsville on the store’s grand opening day last Saturday, Jan. 12.

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EMC news - Stittsville has another Shoppers Drug Mart. A second Shoppers Drug Mart in Stittsville opened on Thursday, Jan. 10 with a grand opening last Saturday, Jan. 12. It is located in the Shoppes of Fairwinds shopping area at the northeast corner of Hazeldean Road and Huntmar Drive. In fact, this new Shoppers Drug Mart is right on the very corner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss it. This new Shoppers Drug Mart joins the existing Shoppers Drug Mart which is located at the Stittsville Shopping Centre at 1300 Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. The grand opening included a ribbon cutting ceremony in which city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri and Ghada Gabr, the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager, cut a ribbon together. The store was adorned with balloons and a group of about

50 shoppers had lined up outside, waiting for the doors to open. The ďŹ rst shopper through the door, greeted by manager Gabr, was Rita Lacasse of Kanata. Shoppers Drug Mart is Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest pharmacy chain, headquartered in Toronto. There are more than 1200 Shoppers Drug Mart stores, operating in nine provinces and two territories. The chainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stores in Quebec go under the Pharmaprix banner. The Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix chain was founded in 1962 by Toronto pharmacist Murray KofďŹ&#x201A;er, who at that time owned a chain of 17 pharmacies. The Shoppers Drug Mart name came about in the 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Mr. KifďŹ&#x201A;er helped revamp the concept of the modern drug store in Canada by emphasizing the dispensary. He revolutionized the drug store industry in Canada by

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Bell Warriors bantam football team award winners at last Saturday’s banquet are, front row, from left, Tremayne Rockburn, best defensive back; Jesse Skucas, outstanding offensive player; Kurtis Schaefer, Rookie of the Year; Charlie Keenan, Coaches Choice; and Mitchell Henselwood, most valuable player; and, back row, standing, from left, Mike Walsh, outstanding defensive player; Nick Curran, most improved; Tyler Scott, most versatile; Conor Redmond, Best O-Line; and Tyrell Haye, Best D-Line.

EMC sports - The Bell Warriors Football Club honoured its outstanding players at all levels – tyke, mosquito, pee wee and bantam – at team banquets at the Cedarview Golf and Country Club last Saturday, Jan. 12. There was an afternoon banquet for the tyke (ages 810) and mosquito (ages 11-12) teams with an evening banquet being held for the pee wee (ages 13-14) and bantam (ages 15-16) teams. For the Bell Warriors bantams, Mitchell Henselwood of Stittsville was honoured as the team’s most valuable player. The Coaches Choice award went to Charlie Keenan of Stittsville while Jesse Skucas received the most outstanding offensive player award. Mike Walsh of Stittsville was the most outstanding defensive player while Kurtis Schaefer of Stittsville grabbed the Rookie of the Year award. See WARRIORS, page 19

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Bell Warriors pee wee football team award winners at last Saturday’s team banquet are, front row, kneeling, from left, Liam Cochran, Best O-Line; Josh Howatt, Rookie of the Year; Theo Quattrocchi, Best D-Line; Tyler Brown, most improved; and Sam Roberts, outstanding defensive back; and, back row, standing, from left, Brad Cowan, best linebacker; Brendan Sheahan, most versatile; Jack Rabb, outstanding offensive player/Warrior Award; Sheldon Thomas, outstanding defensive player; Dilan Perry, most valuable player; and Craig Dawe, outstanding offensive back.

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Nick Curran of Stittsville was the team’s most improved player while Tyler Scott was honoured as the most versatile. Conor Redmond of Stittsville received the Best O-Line award while Tyrell Haye received the Best D-Line award. Tremayne Rockburn was honoured as the best defensive back. Award recipients for the Bell Warriors pee wees were Dilan Perry, most valuable player; Andrew Beattie of Richmond, Coaches Award; Sheldon Thomas, outstanding defensive player; Jack Rabb of Richmond, outstanding offensive player and Warrior Award; Josh Howatt of Stittsville, Rookie of the Year; Brendan Sheahan, most versatile; Tyler Brown of Ashton, most improved; Craig Dawe of Stittsville, outstanding offensive back; Sam Roberts, outstanding defensive back; Liam Cochrane, Best O-Line; Theo Quattrocchi of Stittsville, Best D-Line; and Brad Cowan of Ashton, best linebacker. For the Bell Warriors mosquito team, James Keenan of Stittsville was the most valuable player. Other award recipients were Shayne Forsyth, Coaches Choice; Josh Streng, outstanding offensive player; Malik Yusuf of Stittsville, outstanding defensive player; Andrew Fullerton of Stittsville, Rookie of the Year; Kyle Crabtree of Stittsville, most versatile; Kane Obas of Stittsville, most improved player; Charlie Harris of Ashton, outstanding offensive back; Jake Papalia, outstanding defensive back; Conor England of Stittsville, Best O-Line; and Ryan Pacholik, Best D-Line. Award recipients for the Bell Warriors tyke team were Trey O’Brien, most valuable player; Max Johnston, Coaches Choice; Nathaniel Lawlor, outstanding offensive player; Skyreek Phillips, outstanding defensive player; Owen Preston, Rookie of the Year; Jacob Smith, most versatile; Andrew Decarie, most improved player; Thom Dulmage, Best O-Line; and Eben Dibula, Best D-Line. The Bell Warriors banquets last Saturday also featured something new in the form of a silent auction at each banquet. These were possible thanks to the generosity of local companies and supporters. A total of $3,200 was

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EMC news - It was neck and neck between summer and winter. But when all of the votes were tallied, it was summer that won out in the People’s Choice balloting for the “Reflection” exhibition at the Ottawa West Arts Association (owaa) gallery at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) in Stittsville. The “Reflection” exhibition ran from the end of October through to Friday, Jan. 4 at the owaa gallery. It was Louise Barker’s oil painting entitled “Reflections of Summer Past” which captured top honours in the People’s Choice voting for this “Reflection” exhibition. This painting depicted a cottage-type house, perhaps a cottage from childhood, with flowers in the foreground – a summer scene par excellence. But it was close, as right behind Louise Barker’s “Reflections of Summer Past” in the voting was Roseanne Facchin’s oil painting called “Northern Solitude.” And it is the climatic opposite of “Reflections of Summer Past” as it shows a wintery scene of snow covered trees, frozen water and a background of hills – a winter scene par excellence as well. Third place in the People’s Choice voting for this “Reflection” exhibition was Stephen Harrison’s “Wishing Well,” another photograph on his trademark dye-infused aluminum which delivers such clarity and crispness to his work. “Wishing Well” shows what would be window panes which look through to an amazing array of patterns and designs. But being among the top vote getters in the People’s Choice balloting is nothing new for Stephen Harrison. This marks the fourth straight exhibition at the owaa where he has been among the

top three vote getters. His photograph “Fall in Montreal” depicting the lights of an iron lamp post surrounded by the changing leaves of autumn tied for top honours in the People’s Choice voting for the “Fall Fantasy” exhibition at the owaa gallery which was on display in September and October. For the “Did You Say HOT” exhibition at the owaa gallery which ran from July through to the beginning of September, Mr. Harrison placed third in the People’s Choice voting for his dye-infused aluminum photo entitled “Party Drink.” At the “Bursting with Life” exhibition which ran at the owaa gallery from May through June, Mr. Harrison’s work “Summer Daisy” took second place in the People’s Choice voting. This People’s Choice balloting provides an opportunity for those who view the artwork on display at the owaa gallery to indicate which pieces of art on exhibit is their favourite. When viewing the exhibit, people have the option of filling out a People’s Choice ballot identifying their favourite work on display in the exhibit. There are ballots and a ballot box on site at the gallery. There is even a spot on the ballot where a person can jot down observations about the artwork. Filling out a ballot in this People’s Choice voting at the owaa gallery is free and it’s fun to do while also providing the artists with a glimpse of the people’s view regarding the art on exhibit. The owaa gallery, which is located on two walls in the foyer area of the GRC on Shea Road in Stittsville, is open for viewing when the GRC is open, namely seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is now a new exhibition called “Halcyon Days” on display at the owaa gallery, replacing “Reflection.” It will be running through until Friday, March 1.

EMC news - The Stittsville Village Association (SVA) has endorsed the long-proposed road link between Jinkinson Road and the Country Club Village/Canadian Golf and Country Club area in Goulbourn. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has recently given its approval to the construction of this road link which will give a more direct access eastward for residents of Country Club Village and patrons of the Canadian Golf and Country Club. The road link still needs to get the OK from the two conservation authorities which are affected, the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. In advocating that the SVA show its support for construction of the road link, SVA president Phil Sweetnam urged that road link will provide a more direct access to Stittsville and its businesses for Country Club Village residents and will also provide

a shorter route for emergency service vehicles to use to serve Country Club Village and the Canadian Golf and Country Club. He said that with the two conservation authorities still having to approve the road link, he feels that a show of support from the community for the road link might help in the approval process. The road link, which will run beside the new four lane highway seven, has long been contentious because it passes through a wetland. The SVA executive’s approval did not go unopposed. Both directors Christine Hartig and Doug Sutherland voted against the approval motion. Ms. Hartig noted that she was against the road link right from the start when it was first proposed and she still is against supporting it. “It’s our right to oppose things,” she said. Ms. Hartig has been a longtime advocate for the preservation of wetlands in Goulbourn.

Ultramar raises funds for breast cancer research Special to the News

EMC news - Customers at Stittsville’s Ultramar gas bar on Stittsville Main Street were among Ultramar customers across Canada who together raised $330,000 for breast cancer research during a fundraising campaign last October. One cent per litre of Supreme gasoline sold during the month of October at Ultramar locations was donated to either the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in this “More donations, more hope at Ultramar” campaign. In addition, customers could make cash donations to Foundation collection boxes at the locations as well as make donations by

credit card at Ultramar service stations. The campaign started in Quebec eight years ago and since then has been extended to Ultramar stations in both the Atlantic provinces and Ontario, including the outlet on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Since it began, the campaign has raised more than $2.3 million to help fight breast cancer. Ultramar Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, owns and operates a refinery with a capacity of 265,000 barrels of oil per day in Levis near Quebec City. Ultramar markets gasoline via a network of nearly 800 retail outlets including the one in Stittsville.

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The applicant has submitted a plan of subdivision and zoning bylaw amendment for their residential development located at 33 Johnwoods Street in Kanata West on the east side of Johnwoods Street and south of Maple Grove Road in the Mattamy development known as ‘Fairwinds West’. It is being proposed to change the current zoning of Rural (RU) to Residential Type One exception zone (R1-XX) to permit townhomes, single-detached homes and an elementary school. The plan of subdivision is proposing 329 residential dwelling units. The townhomes will be located in the northern section of the subdivision and the rest of the subdivision will consist of single detached dwellings, an elementary school and a park.

CONCERNS WITH CHRISTMAS TREE REMOVAL

Some residents may have noticed that Christmas tree removal is behind this month. The City’s Environmental Services department has advised that there has been an issue with the company contracted in regards to the removal of Christmas trees. I would like residents to know that I am working on a solution at this time. Your patience is greatly appreciated. To report a missed tree collection visit http://ottawa.ca/en/ serviceottawa/garbage-and-recycling/christmas-tree-pick to submit a service request.

SNOW REMOVAL FROM CITY HYDRANTS

City of Ottawa staff does ensure fire hydrants are cleared of snow during the winter months. However, due to the significant amount of snow received so far they are a little behind in do so. If the fire hydrant is located close to a private driveway, residents should not be depositing snow on the hydrant. This would also apply to private snow contractors to driveway clearing.

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In 1974 an auctioneer named John Gibson bought some property from Bill Bradley on Old Highway Seven (now Hazeldean Road) and started a small flea market. With flea markets gaining popularity in the United States, he decided to try one out in Stittsville. The flea market was only open on Sundays, which was great for business since all other shops were closed! *Information regarding the “Did you know…” story was taken from the book Stittsville a Sense of Place by Barbara Bottriell, 1998 Always listening and acting on your concerns As your Councillor, I always welcome your keen input and ideas on how we can sustain and improve Stittsville. Please contact our office anytime by phone at 613-580-2476 or by e-mail at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca. I also encourage you to follow me on Twitter and on Facebook. Please share this column with your family and friends. R0011860648

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Here and there in Richmond …This Friday, Jan. 18, you can hang out a sign “Gone fishin’” and then go and enjoy some delicious fish at the “Fabulous Fish Fry” that will be happening at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on McBean Street, running from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. You may not have actually caught the fish but you will sure be enjoying eating them. Price for this fish feast is $15 for adults, $7 for children and free for those aged five and under. For more information, please call 613838-3723 or 613-838-5432 and leave a message…Four hand euchre is being planed on Wednesday evenings in the village, alternating between St. Philip’s Hall and St. John’s Anglican Church Hall. The euchre will be played at the St. Philip’s Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and then will switch back to St. John’s Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Everyone is welcome. These euchres, which are being

held in January, are being organized by Joyce Cook and Shirley Beardsell…The Richmond Village Association (RVA) held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The next RVA meeting will be the organization’s annual general meeting in February…Friends of Hospice Ottawa, which operates a day hospice every Thursday at the St. John’s Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street, has officially amalgamated with the Hospice at May Court with the new umbrella organization to be known as the Ottawa Hospice Services….If you want to get fit while having fun, why not try the Zumba toning classes that have begun on Saturday mornings at St. John’s Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street. These hour-long classes are combining a high energy cardio workout with the fun Latin music of Zumba. The classes are being held at 9 a.m. on Saturdays as of last Saturday,

Jan. 12. There is a $10 rate for those who drop-in while there is also a six-week pass available for $48, quite a saving. For more information, please call Mary Beth at 613-254-5815…The Duffer DO program for those aged 2-4 years of age has begun at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre. It runs through to March 18. Registration is still possible at www. ottawa.ca/ruralwest. The barcode number is 728318, with the registration fee being $103…Gerry Seed, who loves to sing and is becoming known for his singing, had a busy time leading up to Christmas. He sang at the Richmond Diners Club, at the day hospice in Richmond, at the Richmond Lodge, at St. John’s Anglican Church on Christmas Eve and at a Catholic Church in Ottawa at midnight mass, among other engagements. His voice felt a little worn out after this string of performances…

Youth nights in Richmond Special to the News

EMC news - Monthly youth nights are being held in Richmond by the city of Ottawa’s Youth Connexion program. These Friday night youth nights are for youth in grades 5 through 8. Each youth night will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a registration fee of $5. The youth nights will be held in the Seniors Room off the main lobby at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre in Richmond. The first of these Richmond youth nights is coming up on Friday, Jan. 25 which will be a games night drop-in. Board games, video games and more will be available. The registration barcode is 842191. Friday, Feb. 22 will be the next Richmond youth night. It will take the form of a Spa Night Drop In geared to girls. There will be an opportunity to do nails and hair as well as facials,

all in a fun atmosphere with friends. The registration barcode is 842192. Friday, March 22 will be an Easter egg decorating session and Easter egg hunt. The registration barcode for this youth night is 842193. It will be “Smoothies & Movies” for the Richmond youth night on Friday, April 24. The registration barcode for this youth night is 842194. How do these barcodes work for registration. Just go to ottawa.ca/recreation, scroll down and click on the green REGISTER link. Enter the barcode and then follow the steps. If you do not have a family or individual pin number, call 613-580-2424, ext. 43307 and the arrangements will be made. For more information about these Richmond youth nights, please call 613-580-2424, ext. 43307.

Historical Society programs in 2013 Special to the News

EMC news - What do the Rotary Club, firefighting and Masonry have in common? Well, the connection for them is that they will all be topics dealt with in programs offered by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society in 2013. The history of the Rotary Club will be the topic at the Saturday, May 18 while the history of firefighting will be the topic at the meeting on Saturday, June 15.

The Goodwood Masonic Lodge in Richmond will be the topic at the meeting on Saturday, Oct. 19. On Saturday, March 16, the Historical Society’s program will welcome Linda Preston and Cheryl McCoy of Richmond who will tell about their writing and publication efforts dealing with the publication of “Voices of Goulbourn.” On Saturday, April 20, Grant Perry of Stittsville will make a presentation on an-

tique time pieces. On Saturday, Nov. 16, Dave Brown will make a presentation on “Military Men.” On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Historical Society meeting will be centred around Heritage Day while on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Historical Society meeting will have a Christmas theme. Goulbourn Township Historical Society memberships are available for $15 a year for one person and $20 a year for a family membership.

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What’s up, doc, around village of Stittsville? EMC news – The Stittsville District Lions Club recently donated $300 to the Alzheimer Society in honour of Lion Russ Baxter…The Christmas stars put up on light standards along Stittsville Main Street from Mulkins Street in the north to Elm Crescent in the south have been taken down. However, the Christmas lights at Village Square Park are still glowing each night…Work is now underway on the foundation for the second of three apartment buildings planned for the Orville Station development on Orville Street just off Stittsville Main Street. The first apartment building is no longer in the unfinished state in which is sat for months before work was resumed on it…Former Goulbourn township councillor Wayne Beaten was in hospital recently for appendix surgery…The Friday Music Nights at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street are continuing. This coming Friday, Jan. 18, the “Crumble Quartet,” a string quartet that plays both classical and tango music, will be performing, starting at 7 p.m. These Friday Music Nights are free with everyone welcome, although you are urged to get there early to get the best seating. Following up on Friday, Jan. 25 will be a barbershop group and a vocal jazz quartet, an interesting combination. Again, the entertainment starts at 7 p.m. with everyone welcome…Those who enjoy euchre are reminded that the weekly Thursday evening euchres at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street, hosted by the Stittsville District Lions Club, are now underway again, running through to April. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship playing euchre. There’s even a snack afterwards and someone goes home with a door prize. There’s also 50/50 draws. So, it’s a great way to spend an evening. Doors open at 7 p.m. every Thursday with the euchre playing getting underway at 7:30 p.m. …The Benjamin Moore Stittsville Decorating Centre at the Shops of Main Street plaza at Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road has moved but not too far. The paint and decorating shop has relocated just a few doors down in the same plaza, sharing space now with the Gourmet Ritz coffee shop. The Stittsville Decorating Centre had been located in space beside the Subway in the plaza…Helene Hutchings at Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty on Hobin Street is

busy helping to organize the annual hair donation fundraiser which she began two years ago and is now becoming a major fundraiser for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation to help in fighting cancer. Helene began this initiative after herself recovering from cancer. The upcoming third annual Hair Donation Ottawa Cancer Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, April 21 at the Algonquin College hair stylist salon on the Woodroffe Avenue campus. Those thinking of donating their hair, which must be six inches or longer, should start thinking now about growing it to the needed length. There are also opportunities to shave your head for charity or to sponsor someone who is involved. All hair donated will be going to Angel Hair for Kids. Donations will go to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation for cancer research or to the Angel Hair for Kids Foundation. For more information, check out the website at www.hasirdonationottawa.com. For more information, Helene Hutchings can be contacted at 613-831-6747 or via email at helene-hutchings@coldwellbanker.ca …If you have ever wondered about the Kumon Centre, which is known for offering the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, and how it operates here in Stittsville, Saturday, Jan. 26 gives you a perfect opportunity to find out as the Stittsville Kumon Centre is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to which everyone is most welcome. You can find out about the program offered and tour the facility which is located along the interior corridor at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street. Owners John and Merilee Clarke will be most happy to see you, show you around and answer your questions…The city of Ottawa’s Stittsville Youth Connexion program is offering monthly drop ins at the Connexion Lounge at the Pretty Street Community Centre on Pretty Street. This is an opportunity for youth to hang out with friends in the lounge. These drop ins will happen on the first Wednesday of the month on February, March and April, namely on Wednesday, Feb. 6, Wednesday, March 6 and Wednesday, April 3. Drop in activities will include movies, music, games, books and more. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. The cost is only $2 per youth. However, registration is required via email at youthconnexion@ottawa.ca... The Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners is accepting applications

for a curatorial assistant’s position up until Friday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. It involves ten hours of work for 20 weeks at $11 per hour. Duties include developing and assisting with public programs and exhibitions, registering artefacts and providing museum tours. Post-secondary students are being encouraged to apply but anyone of any age can apply….Kungfu Bistro at the Stittsville Corners shopping area at the corner of Carp Road and Hazeldean Road is sponsoring a “Women Empowered, Women Self Defense” program that will help women prevent themselves becoming victims and will help them feel better about their ability to survive violence. The program involves Sunday classes that run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sunny Tang Ottawa Wing Chun Club at 2591 Carp Road. It is being presented by Jodi-Lynn Jacques, a Black Sash martial artist. There is a $40 per month charge to help with expenses. To register, please call 613-836-2579…The owner has been found. Alice Norris of Stittsville noticed the article and photo in last week’s paper that dealt with an old photograph that turned up at the Royal Bank in Stittsville, with its owner unknown and being sought, with the photo in the care of the Goulbourn Museum. Alice showed up at the Museum last week to claim the photograph which shows herself and four of her sisters on skies. She has no idea how the photo ended up at the Royal Bank. The photo was taken in Chute Panet in Quebec which is about 40 miles northwest of Quebec City…Chess aficionados or even just casual players are reminded that there is a chess night coming up at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street on Wednesday, Jan. 23 starting at 7 p.m. Members of the Kanata Chess Club, hosts of the evening, welcome all those with an interest in chess or who are wondering about chess to attend and play a game with a member or just ask questions about chess. For more information, please contact Dave Anderson at 613836-6869…When Ottawa radio legend Ken “The General” Grant spoke at the Community Bible Church last Monday, he related two tidbits about his days at CFRA radio in Ottawa. One of his recollections is playing ball with the CFRA Happy Wanderers at Stittsville’s ball diamond where, he said, there were the biggest mosquitos in the world///

Scholastic Warehouse Sale at Stittsville Public School Pat Lam Special to the News

Stittsville Public School is growing. This past September, three grade six classes were added to the school. In order to raise funds to

augment the school’s library collection with suitable reading material for grade six students, the school is hosting a 50 percent Scholastic Warehouse Sale on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Members of the public are

welcome to visit this sale and receive big savings on a large selection of English books while also helping out the school in raising funds for its own library. There will not be any French materials sold at this sale.

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Georgette St. John, right, seated, donates some Canadian Tire money into the box held by Beth Lewis, left, president of the Stittsville District Lions Club, at the euchre party hosted by the Lions Club at the Lions Hall in Stittsville on Thursday evening, Jan. 10. JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND The Canadian Tire money is collected to support the annual blind anglers’ invitational Stittsville District Lions Club president Beth Lewis, right, and her granddaughter Sarah fishing tournament which is held annually in Westmeath and is supported by the Lions Monk, left, prepare the food trays for snack time at the euchre party hosted by the Lions Clubs in the area. Club which was held at the Lions Hall in Stittsville on Thursday evening, Jan. 10.

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Tables of euchre players are set up around the Lions Hall in Stittsville last Thursday evening, Jan. 10 at the weekly euchre party hosted by the Stittsville District Lions Club.

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EMC news - There’s a reason why Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is one of the most performed songs in North American musical history – it’s celebratory with its repetitive “Hallelujah” lyric and so it made a perfect closing hymn at last Sunday’s 10 a.m. service at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Richmond. That’s because it was a time of celebration at the church as the service was highlighted by the presence of Right Rev. John H. Chapman, Anglican Bishop of Ottawa, who was paying an Episcopal visit to this historic church, now entering the 190th year since its founding in 1823. And with the voices of the congregation raised in song and assisted by Ivy Garland’s haunting accompaniment on her fiddle, “Hallelujah” resonated throughout the church where only a little while earlier it was Bishop Chapman’s voice that was moving through the church in his opening remarks. He called Richmond a “gorgeous town” and praised St. John’s rector Rev. Michel Dubord for his commitment and dedication to the faith and for serving the church so well and so ably. And this commitment and dedication was quickly put on display as Rev. Dubord welcomed the church’s children to the front of the church where he greeted them with a hand puppet, complete with squeaky voice, before explaining to them the Bishop’s role in the church and then going on to talk with the children

about several images of Jesus. Rev. Dubord told the children that Bishop Chapman was the spiritual leader of Anglicans in the Ottawa region. He spoke about images of Jesus as a shepherd, as a vine with people as the branches, and as the light of the world, before the children departed for their Sunday School activities. In delivering the reflection at the service, Bishop Chapman noted that Luke, in his gospel, continually flips things upside down, relaying the unexpected. “Luke’s gospel flips upside down the expectations of the day,” Bishop Chapman said, explaining that while people expected a Messiah that was strong, influential, charismatic and powerful, much like the image of John the Baptist, Luke tells about a Messiah who is born in a stable and preaches love, peace and conciliation. Although this appears to be upside down from people’s expectations, this is the way of God, Bishop Chapman said. Carrying his Bishop’s crosier or pastoral staff which a Bishop carries when presiding at a liturgy and wearing his Bishop’s mitre, the traditional ceremonial head dress of a Bishop, Bishop Chapman, at the beginning of the service, processed into the church from the rear, accompanied by St. John’s rector Rev. Michel Dubord. Following the service, he greeted those leaving at the rear of the church. After the service, there was a luncheon held in the church hall where Bishop Chapman was able to chat with various parishioners in an

informal setting. Rt. Rev. John H. Chapman became the ninth Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa in September 2007. He grew up in Ottawa and was ordained a priest in Ottawa in 1978, beginning as assistant curate at St. Matthias Anglican Church. In 1979, he became Anglican chaplain at Huron College of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. During the 1980’s, he served as a lecturer and assistant professor there, earned his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the University of the South in Tennessee and also served as rector of St. Jude’s Church in London. During his years at St. Jude’s from 1987 through 1999, he oversaw the parish’s growth and undertook a substantial building project. He returned to academic life in 1999 as the Huron Lawson Chair in Pastoral Theology at Huron University College. In 2000, he was appointed Dean of Theology, a position he held until his 2007 election as Bishop of Ottawa. During his time at Huron University College, he served on various diocesan, provincial and national committees and synods of the Anglican Church of Canada. As a member of General Synod’s Faith Worship and Ministry Committee, he chaired a task force on theological education in Canada that made a report and recommendations to General Synod in 2010. He has been working on the Anglican Church’s Commission on Theological Education.

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Right Rev. John H. Chapman, who is the Anglican Bishop of Ottawa, is with Rev. Michel Dubord, right, rector of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Richmond, as he makes an Episcopal visit to the church last Sunday, Jan. 13.

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Special Olympics skaters off to Smiths Falls Special to the News

EMC sports - The Goulbourn Skating Club sent off its Special Olympics skaters in style on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The six skaters going to the Eastern Ontario Regional Invitational at Smiths Falls were feted with a cake made in their honour. In addition, each received a Tim Hortons gift card – after all, what’s a trip to Smiths Falls without stopping at Tim Hortons for some refreshments. In the Special Olympics regional competition, the Goulbourn Skating Club skaters will compete in various categories such as singles, skills, dance and interpretive skating. Goulbourn Skating Club skaters taking part in the regional competition are James Arnold, Jack Fan, Ashley Innes, Adam O’Connor, Paolo Paiement and Katie Xu. This is the second year that the Goulbourn Skating Club has offered a Special Olympics program. Membership in the program has doubled this year to 16 skaters. The Special Olympics program maintains a ratio of three to one – three skaters to one coach. There are at least three certified coaches on the ice at every session. In addition, there are other on-ice helpers such as program assistants who are either intermediate or senior level skaters with

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Goulbourn Skating Club skaters who were given a celebratory send-off as they are off to compete in the Eastern Ontario Regional Invitational Special Olympics competition in Smiths Fall are, from left, Jack Fan, Paolo Paiement, Adam O’Connor, Katie Xu, James Arnold and Ashley Innes.

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At the registration desk for the Richmond Road Races in Richmond last Sunday, Jan. 13, With their bib numbers, ready to take part in the 5K Richmond Road Race last Sunday, wearing the Richmond Road Racs t-shirts and showing off the Richmond Road Races Jan. 13 in Richmond are, from left, Kathy Chalmers of Stittsville, Francoise Stewart of mittens are, from left, Pamela Ford of Kanata, Janice Tughan of Kanata and Claire Collis Stittsville and Avril Van Aert of Ashton. of Stittsville. The three participated in the 5K Richmond Road Race. JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND

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EMC sports - This year’s annual Richmond Road Races were not run in freezing cold weather like in many of the past races. Indeed, this may have been the first time in the 31 year history of these races that they were run in wet, sometimes rainy weather – not freezing rain but just pure rain. Yes, that’s right, rain in January. But the wet, rainy conditions rain did not deter the 375 runners who participated – 190 in the 10K (118 men and 72 women) and another 185 in the 5K (65 men and 120 women). It was Hubert Saindon of Orleans who sped over the 10K course in the fastest time, 36 minutes and 40 seconds. He finished 26 seconds ahead of runner-up, Mike Herzog of Ottawa. Mohamed Mohamed of Ottawa was third in a time of 37 minutes, 18 seconds, four seconds ahead of Patrick Mackenzie of Ottawa who finished fourth.

Top finisher among the ladies was Jennifer Bon of Smiths Falls who finished in a time of 41 minutes, 34 seconds. This would have placed her 22nd among the men. Stephanie Gordon of Ottawa was second among the ladies with a time of 42 minutes, 7 seconds, while Anne Murphy of Ottawa was third in a time of 43 minutes, 33 seconds. Runners from Stittsville and Goulbourn who participated in this year’s 10 K race were Will McGauley of Richmond, 49th for the men with a time of 46 minutes, 32 seconds; Cameron Best of Richmond with a time of 48 minutes, 57 seconds, good for 65th among the men; Scott Miller of Stittsville, finishing with a time of 50 minutes, 24 seconds (78th among the men); Dan Todd of Richmond with a time of 50 minutes, 52 seconds (81st among the men); Michaelle Cole of Stittsville, with a time of 51 minutes, 58 seconds for 21st among the ladies; Doug Arnold of Richmond with a time of one hour, one minute and 12 seconds (111th for the men); Amy Haber of Richmond with a time

of one hour, 2 minutes and 13 seconds (53rd for the ladies); Ralph Richardson of Stittsville with a time of one hour, two minutes and 26 seconds (113th for the men); Robin Annas of Richmond with a time of one hour, two minutes and 31 seconds (114th among the men); Mary Jean Price of Stittsville with a time of one hour, two minutes and 55 seconds (55th for the ladies); Tracey King of Richmond with a time of one hour, three minutes and 43 seconds (60th among the ladies); Sandy Fredette of Ashton with a time of one hour, four minutes and 33 seconds (62nd among the ladies); and Jacques Lepage of Stittsville with a time of one hour, 13 minutes and 28 seconds (118th among the men). In the 5K race, Kieran Day of Ottawa finished first with a time of 16 minutes, 53 seconds. He was over a minute and a half ahead of the runner-up, Mike Day of Nepean. Dejan Pavlica of Ottawa came in third with a clocking of 18 minutes, 31 seconds.

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Crossing the starting line at the beginning of the 10K Richmond Road Race in Richmond last Sunday, Jan. 13 are, from left, Mohamed Mohamed of Ottawa, number 133, who finished third; Mike Herzog of Ottawa, number 76, who finished second; Leon Sutherland of Ottawa, number 210, who finished 25th among male runners; Patrick Mackenzie of Ottawa, number 121, who placed fourth; and Hubert Saindon of Orleans, number 172, who finished in first place.

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Michelle Power, left, of Ottawa, number 155, and Ben-Zion Caspi, right, of Ottawa, number 24, race in the 10K Richmond Road Race in Richmond last Sunday, Jan. 13.

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Alex Hulford leads way with 4 goals as Royals defeat Renfrew by 7-2 John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

EMC sports - Four goals by Alex Hulford led the Stittsville Royals to a 7-2 win over the visiting Renfrew Timberwolves in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville last Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13. His scoring outburst also earned Hulford the ďŹ rst star in the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three stars honours. Adam Lebel, Joe Breslin and Kevin Groulx also scored for the Royals in this game which saw the Royals build up a 6-0 lead just after the halfway mark in the second period before Renfrew got on the scoreboard. The Royals led 1-0 after the ďŹ rst period and 6-2 after two periods. Despite the lopsided win, the Royals were outshot in the game, with Renfrew directing 38 shots at the Royalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; net while the Royals had 30 shots at the Renfrew goal. Both Kevin Groulx and Alex Bouchey picked up three assists in the game while Brandon Lee and Tim McDonnell earned two assists each. Other Royals with assists in the game were Mitch Kerwin, Mike Di Bello and Ryan Bochert. Kevin Groulx, with his one goal and three assists, earned the second star of the game while Alex Bouchey,

with three assists, was chosen as the third star of the game. This home-ice victory last Sunday came after the Royals lost 4-1 to the Almonte Thunder in a game in Almonte on Thursday, Jan. 10. The hometown Thunder had built up a 4-0 lead in the game before the Royalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mike Di Bello scored with less than four minutes to play to make the ďŹ nal score 4-1. Almonte led 1-0 after the ďŹ rst period of play and 2-0 after two periods. The shots on goal in the game was all equal at 32 shots apiece. The Stittsville Royals are now sitting in third place in the Valley Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey with 33 points based on a record of 15 wins, 13 losses and three overtime losses. The Royals trail second place Arnprior Packers by only one point. The Perth Blue Wings are running away with the six-team Valley Division with 46 points. The three teams behind the Stittsville Royals in the standings are Renfrew Timberwolves with 29 points, Almonte Thunder with 23 points and Shawville Pontiacs with 22 points. The Stittsville Royals will be hosting the Ottawa Canadians in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game this coming Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville.

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crisis unit as well as community outreach through neighbourhood officers and school resource officers. The Ottawa Carleton District School Board, which operates Stittsville Public School, issued a media release on Tuesday, Jan. 15 extending the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s condolences to the family and friends of the Corchis family who were affected by the tragedy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Stittsville Public School community is in mourning and a tragic events response team has been put in place at the school to provide assistance, counseling and other support to students and staff to assist them in their healing process,â&#x20AC;? the release said.

The School Board also committed to providing information to parents to assist them in supporting their children at home in this time of tragedy. City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor, in an email outreach to Stittsville residents on Tuesday just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, expressed great sadness and sorrow with regard to the tragedy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this mournful time,â&#x20AC;? he wrote. He also offered to help any family which needs assistance over and above those provided by the School Board. He wrote that more details will emerge as the police in-

vestigation continues. He wrote that these details will be relayed to the community when appropriate. This was the second home incident involving death to take place in Stittsville re-

cently. Theresa Lefebvre was killed in her home on Hartsmere Drive, with her husband later found dead at the Stoney Swamp Conservation Area. It was deemed a murder and suicide.

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EMC news - Stittsville has been rocked by a double murder and suicide. Ottawa police were called to a home on Granite Ridge Drive across from Stittsville Public School about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 after receiving a 9-1-1 call from the father who had arrived home. Three people have died. The victims have been identified as two children, Jon Alexander Corchis, age 10, and Katheryn Elizabeth Corchis, age 6. The third deceased person is Alison Constance Easton, 40. All three lived at the home. All three bodies had been removed from the home as of

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the Stittsville Legion because the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pee Potâ&#x20AC;? competition during the day will be followed by a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Super Bowl Partyâ&#x20AC;? in the evening. Watch the game in the lounge starting at 6 p.m. Food will be available for a small fee during the evening. Everyone is welcome. There is pool at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Sundays starting at 1 p.m. This is open to everyone, not just Legion members. For more information, please contact Fred Appel at appelpit@rogers.com . Friday evenings at the Stittsville Legion Hall is a busy and fun time. There is darts, music and sometimes a movie. Everyone is welcome to drop by for a visit and fellowship.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pee Potâ&#x20AC;? time is coming soon. This is a traditional day of fun competition between the Stittsville and Richmond Legions. This year the Stittsville Legion is hosting the Richmond Legion on Sunday, Feb. 3. It will be a day of fun involving darts, cribbage and euchre with the treasured â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pee Potâ&#x20AC;? trophy as the prize for the Legion branch which wins the most games during the day. Besides the fun, there will also be food and drink, making for a most enjoyable day for members of both branches. Sunday, Feb. 3 is going to be a busy day at

Bingo is played at the Stittsville Legion Hall every Wednesday starting at 6:45 p.m. while euchre is played at the Legion hall every Tuesday starting at 1:15 p.m. Both the bingo and euchre are open to everyone in the community. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Diplomats,â&#x20AC;? a singing trio, will be back performing at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. British singer Simon Clarke will be entertaining at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. There is no cover charge for either the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Diplomatsâ&#x20AC;? or Simon Clark but if you stay for the food afterwards, a donation would be appreciated.

The next Ladies Auxiliary meeting for the Stittsville Legion will be held on Monday, Jan. 28 in the downstairs lounge. Ladies Auxiliary member Kay Giroux is recovering from surgery as is Miceal Powel. We wish them both a speedy recovery. Chris Forbes had the ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; high score at the euchre party at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville on Tuesday, Jan. 8, with Cheryl Kelly placing second. Phil Viau had the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high score with Dwain McGillvery as the runner-up. Bill Dobson had the most lone hands while Lila Chamberlain had both the low score and the hidden score.

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Options proposed to alter section of Huntmar Drive John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

EMC news - Two options have been put forward by city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri to improve traffic conditions and even pedestrian movement along a portion of Huntmar Drive immediately south of the Poole Creek bridge in Stittsville. He has presented the two options to residents of the area via email, wanting to hear back about which option is preferred. Speaking to the Stittsville Village Association (SVA) executive at its Jan. 10 meeting, he said that in his view the better solution is the option which calls for installation of a concrete median to replace the current painted median. However, he says that he is waiting to hear what the views of the residents are before any decision is made. One option is to extend the current concrete median southward to replace the current painted median. A downside to this option is that access to Brigatine Avenue would be restricted to right in/right out movements only. Traffic from Brigatine Avenue would not be able to turn left onto Huntmar Drive or turn left from Huntmar Drive onto Brigatine Avenue. Brigatine Avenue would be a right in/right out turn only onto or from Huntmar Drive. Motorists wishing to turn left onto or from Huntmar Drive would have to use Gallantry Way. Alternatively, vehicles could turn right out of Brigatine Avenue and then use the roundabout north of the Poole Creek bridge to turn around and head in the southerly direction on Huntmar Drive. The extension of the concrete median southward would provide a benefit to pedestrians as they would have a mid-point in crossing Huntmar Drive where they could stop and wait during their crossing of the street. The second option presented involves removing the recently painted median and replacing

it with a continuous southbound left turn lane. This will require an adjustment to the existing concrete median on the approach but it would provide a left turn lane for southbound vehicles wishing to turn left onto Brigatine Avenue or left onto Gallantry Way. In addition, motorists using Brigatine Avenue would be able to turn left onto Huntmar Drive. Any work to implement either of these two options would be done at the cost of the developer of the Fairwinds subdivision. Both options have been vented with city of Ottawa traffic and planning staff. These options have been put forward because of traffic concerns related to Huntmar Drive in this particular area that have been expressed by residents of Gallantry Way, Brigatine Avenue and Coriolis Court. Among these concerns is the matter of school bus safety on Huntmar Drive at Coriolis Court. The lack of a physical median on Huntmar Drive in this area has resulted in vehicles not stopping for the flashing indicator lights of a school bus as it stops to drop off or pick up students. Another issue of concern is the speed at which some of the traffic flows on this section of Huntmar Drive. There is also a concern about the ability of pedestrians to safely cross Huntmar Drive in this area where there is no concrete median in the centre. Councillor Qadri, in his remarks to the SVA executive about this issue, said that traffic signals will be installed at the entrance to the Food Basics shopping area in the future when the shopping area is more fully developed. Councillor Qadri wants to hear back from residents of Gallantry Way, Coriolis Court and Brigatine Avenue by Thursday, Jan. 24. He has committed to providing these residents with an email update about the issue once the comments have been received and have been reviewed by city of Ottawa staff.

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EMC news - Two community blood donor clinics are coming up, one in Richmond and one in Stittsville. These blood donor clinics are being held by Canadian Blood Services. The first one will be held this Friday, Jan. 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the St. Philip Catholic Church parish hall at the corner of Fortune Street and Burke Street in Richmond. There will also be a blood donor clinic held on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic School on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. To book an appointment at either of these community blood donor clinics, visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283). Walk-ins are welcome but booking an appointment helps

Canadian Blood Services better plan the clinic and manage the time of all involved, including the donor. Right now, while there is a need for blood of all types, there is an urgent need for more “O” negative blood donors. All blood donations at these clinics will be most appreciated because every minute of every day in Canada, someone needs blood and the only way that the blood is available when needed is through the generosity and caring of blood donors who willingly attend community blood donor clinics to donate blood. It often requires many units of blood to help just one patient. A car accident victim, for example, can need up to 50 units of blood which means 50 blood donations are needed just to help that one patient. Leukemia patients can need as many as eight units of blood a week as part of their

treatment. Canadian Blood Services, which organizes these community blood donor clinics, is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the blood supply in all provinces and territories in Canada except for Quebec. A separate organization, HemaQuebec, operates in the province of Quebec. Canadian Blood Services organizes more than 22,000 community blood donor clinics across Canada each year. It collects about 850,000 units of blood annually and then processes the blood into the components and products that are administered to thousands of patients each year through blood transfusions. Canadian Blood Services was created in 1998 as a successor to the Canadian Red Cross blood donation program and the Canadian Blood Agency.

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EMC news - The Stittsville Village Association (SVA) now has $4,000 to add to its 2013 revenues to help the organization operate and to host community events such as the annual Canada Day celebrations, Villagefest and the Christmas Parade of Lights. This $4,000 has come as a result of the generosity of city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri as well as that of SVA

president Phil Sweetnam and his brother John Sweetnam. Councillor Qadri has contributed $2,000 to the SVA to help it with its expenses in the coming year. SVA president Phil Sweetnam announced at the SVA’s Jan. 10 executive meeting that PBC Sweetnam Holdings, which he runs with his wife Beth and his son Craig, and CDS Building Movers, which is run by his brother John Sweetnam, would be matching councillor Qadri’s $2,000 donation to the SVA.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nothing But A Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gala coming up Feb. 9 at Celebration Centre John Curry

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EMC news - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a major fundraiser for Stittsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Main Street Community Services, namely its annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing But A Childâ&#x20AC;? gala which is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 9. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gala has taken on even more importance than ever because Main Street Community Services has been without one of its other major fundraising sources during the National Hockey league labour dispute, i.e. the sale of 50/50 draw tickets at Ottawa Senators home games. For the 2011-2012 season, volunteers for Main Street Community Services raised $15,000 for the organization thanks to the sale of these

50/50 tickets at Sens games. With the labour dispute, half of this season has been lost and that means quite a fundraising loss for Main Street Community Services. This means that the upcoming eighth annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing But A Childâ&#x20AC;? fundraising gala takes on even more significance. Hopefully it can be more successful than ever, helping to make up for some of the funds lost with the lack of NHL hockey so far this season at Scotiabank Place. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing But A Childâ&#x20AC;? gala is an evening of fun at the Sixty-Four Hundred Celebration Centre at the corner of Hazeldean Road and West Ridge Drive in Stittsville. It begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and ends with music and dancing into the evening. There is a three-course dinner as well as silent and live auctions, with all of the funds raised going to support the programs and services provided by Main Street Community Services for children and youth with special needs. Tickets at $80 per person are available by phoning Main Street Community Services at 613-831-6606 or via email at mainstreetcommunity@bellnet.ca. There are also corporate tables available. In addition, Main Street Community Services is looking for donations for its live and silent auctions. Main Street Community Services, which is located at the rear of the former Stittsville Public School facility (now the Frederick Banting Alternate Program) on Stittsville Main Street, delivers services and programs with an emphasis on compassion, individuality and strong therapeutic relationship. This unique approach promotes self-esteem and a healthy en-

vironment in which to thrive. Main Street Community Services has developed and implemented comprehensive, research-based programs. Its services and programs include residential and respite services, day school and after-school programming, social skills training, mentoring, parent support programs, individual and family counseling and a social skills summer day camp. Depleting resources, budget constraints and increased costs of living are challenges which Main Street Community Services must meet in order to continue providing its innovative and successful programs to special needs children and their families. As a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity, Main Street Community Services relies on the generosity of individuals as well as organizations, foundations, corporations and the community in general for the survival of its programs. Its motto, which is display on the walls at Main Street Community Services, is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Achieving is Believingâ&#x20AC;? and the organization measures its success by the smiles on the faces of the children and the gratitude expressed by the parents. Main Street Community Services tries to put humanitarianism back into the social service system for the benefit of families and their children. In 2012, Main Street Community Services provided its services and support to over 200 families and their special needs children and youth. Shelley-Anne Steinburg is the executive director of Main Street Community Services. She can be contacted at 613-831-6606 or via email at mainstreetcommunity@bellnet.ca.

  

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MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories That day, my sister Audrey was taken out of school. Because I was much younger and refused to go to school without her, I too was allowed to stay home. Audrey was needed in the kitchen, as it was the day Mr. Briscoe would arrive with his circular saw mounted on a flat-bottom sleigh for a day of cutting wood. The gang of neighbours who would arrive early in the morning, in cutters or sleighs, would have to be fed their dinner. They were sometimes 15 to 20 men with big appetites and Mother needed all the help she could get. It would have taken many weeks for Father to bring the cut trees out of the bush and stack them in the barn yard. The neighbours would start to arrive early and get right to the job at hand. It was one of my most favourite days: I would plant myself in the kitchen window on a chair, making sure I had cleared a spot of frost from the middle pane, so that I could watch the men at work. It took several men to feed the logs into the circular saw, another few to catch the flying wood, and still another few to throw them onto our waiting sleigh or stone boat, whichever was handy. The cut pieces were hauled to the back door of the shed, and tossed in a heap. It would be my brothers’ chore, over several Saturdays, to stack the cut wood into neat and high rows in the shed. The wood was then close at hand to the kitchen wood box, which I had to keep filled for the Findlay Oval cook stove, a job I hated with a passion. No one had to be told when it was time to come for the noon meal, and it was Mother’s job to make sure it was ample, piping hot, and a meal the farmers were used to getting at noon hour. That meant plain, home cooked, and plenty of it. The bake table would be full of pies, mostly raisin or apple. Mother would have been up late the night before baking them to free the oven for the dinner the next day. Early in the morning, into the Findlay Oval would go a roast of pork or beef, enough to fill the largest roast pan we owned. Sitting in big aluminum pots would be enough potatoes to feed half of Renfrew County and pots of turnips and carrots would be cooked and ready for mashing just before the men came in for their meal. Of course, white porcelain pots would be

simmering with green tea on the back of the stove. It was my job to set the kitchen table and another small table that usually held baking pans and extra cutlery. The red-checked oilcloth had to be wiped and dried and the big white cups and saucers, the ones we got free in bags of puffed wheat, set beside each plate. While the men filed into the kitchen, my sister Audrey would already be filling bowls with potatoes and vegetables, and big platters of sliced meat would be put at the ends of the tables. By the time the last man had washed up in one of the two basins of hot soapy water on the bench at the back door, the water was black. There wasn’t much thought given to germs back then. Rich brown gravy was poured from milk jugs, and it didn’t take long for the men to wipe their plates clean with slices of home-made bread. The pies were cut in four and without benefit of clean plates, the men slid a whopping piece onto their dinner plates and it wasn’t unusual for second helpings all around. Most of the day would be spent by the time the last log was fed into the circular saw and it was time for the men to head back to their own farms for the evening chores. Wood sawing day continued up and down the Northcote Side Road until every farm had been tended to. It was the neighbourly thing to do back in those Depression years. Then my three brothers would be home from school, and after getting out of their school clothes and into their work clothes, they headed right for the barn and the chores. Father’s overalls would be covered with sawdust and splinters of wood, but there was no changing for him until he was finished in the barns. It always amazed me how he could sit right down at the supper table and pile his plate high with whatever was left over from the noon meal, just like he hadn’t eaten in days. The next day I would wander over to where the sawing had taken place and wade through the pile of sawdust that had been left behind. Long before recycling and reusing were common phrases, the sawdust was carried over to the ice house and added to the sleighloads brought from the saw mill, covering the blocks brought up from the frozen Bonnechere weeks before. It was an era when nothing was wasted.

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Champion OSU Force Academy 1997 Boys Lead OSU’s Disney Magic The Ottawa South United Force tested themselves against some of the best competition in North America over the holiday break, and the result was remarkable all around. The trip to Florida was particularly special for the 1997 boys, who came away with a Disney Soccer Showcase tournament championship in the preacademy division. “We always knew they were a strong group of boys, and I think finally everybody put it together,” says OSU general manager Jim Lianos. “They grew up as a team, and as individuals, at that tournament. They showed what they’re made of.” In the group stage, the Force played a scoreless match against their U.S. affiliate club, the Dallas Texans, beat a USSF academy team from Kendall, FL 1-0 and then topped an MLS DC United academy side 1-0, with Vana Markarian scoring the lone marker in both contests. OSU wound up facing the Ontario Cup and national champions from Dixie in the final, coming out with a 2-0 victory on goals by Yousef Aldaqqaq.

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The perfect defensive record throughout the event was partly the product of the team’s two standout centre backs, Sanchit Gupta and Charles Andrascik .“I’ve told the college coaches down there, ‘If you guys are looking for defenders on scholarships, take these two as a package and you’ll never have to worry about your central defense until they graduate,” Lianos highlights, calling the pair the two best central defender duo in Ontario. “They’re that good.”

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Minus a small handful, the group of players that went 12-2-4 in the Ontario Youth Soccer League last summer have all been together at OSU since age 8 or 9. The team’s coach is Russell Shaw. Also at Disney, the ’96 boys were undefeated in group play with a win and two ties, which moved them into the bronze medal match where they came back from a 3-1 deficit with 15 minutes left to win 4-3.

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“That’s a very good group of boys that showed a lot of character and determination to win the bronze,”Lianos notes. The ’96 boys were also competitive in one-goal losses in the U15/16 USSF Academy Division, and the ’98 girls went 1-2. Simply being invited to take part in the #1-Ranked Showcase Tournament in North America puts the participants in elite company. “Even I am surprised about how quickly tangible and consistent success has come,” says OSU president Bill Michalopulos, whose club turns 10 years old this year. “It just goes to show you what an organized program and passionate OSU players and coaches can do.

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Rack of lamb with Mediterranean Dine-A-Rama to raise funds for tapenade makes for elegant meal Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation Foodland Ontario Special to the News

EMC lifestyle - Lamb is fresh, lean, tender, mild and easy to cook. It’s an excellent source of protein, iron and B vitamins and because lamb isn’t marbled like beef, health-conscious cooks can easily trim off the fat. This is a fabulous idea for fancy dinner or a quick yet elegant meal. Ask your butcher to remove extra fat and chine the bones (meaning to sever the backbone). Serve with roasted root vegetables. Preparation time: 15 Minutes. Cooking time: 16 to 18 Minutes. Baking time: 30 to 35 Minutes. Servings: Four. Ingredients: 25 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil 15 ml (1 tbsp) Dijon mustard 15 ml (1 tbsp) finely chopped fresh rosemary or 5 ml (1 tsp) dried One clove garlic, minced Two racks lamb (six to eight ribs each), trimmed

Tapenade: 15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil One clove garlic, minced 125 ml (1/2 cup) chopped tomato 50 ml (1/4 cup) chopped roasted red peppers 50 ml (1/4 cup) chopped olives 25 ml (2 tbsp) chopped capers Preparation: Tapenade: In small saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute garlic, tomatoes and red peppers until softened, for about five minutes. Add olives and capers; cook for three minutes to blend flavours. (Tapenade can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to three days; rewarm to serve.) In large bowl, combine oil, mustard, rosemary and garlic; rub over meaty parts of lamb. Reserve any remaining oil mixture. In large heavy-bottomed skillet, brown each lamb rack on all sides over high heat, about one minute each side. Place in shallow roasting pan; top with any remaining oil mixture. Cover exposed bones with foil to prevent burning.

Open Table Community Dinner at St. Thomas Church on Jan. 19 Special to the News

EMC news - Christmas dinner is now a thing of the past. But something in the future, the near future, is the next free Open Table Community Dinner. This monthly dinner will be happening again this Saturday, Jan. 19 with everyone most welcome to attend.

It will be held, as usual, at St. Thomas Anglican Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carleton Cathcart Street in Stittsville. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. while the dinner is served at 5 p.m. Lots of people are taking advantage of this free community dinner where there is good food and lots of fellow-

ship and chatter. The December dinner attracted 90 diners. Indeed, this Jan. 19th dinner will mark the start of the fourth year that these free monthly community meals have been offered at St. Thomas Anglican Church. Again, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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EMC news - By just eating out at a restaurant this coming Wednesday, Jan. 23, you can help raise funds for a revolutionary new piece of technology that is improving survival rates and recovery times for people living with cancer. That’s because participating restaurants, which includes Napoli’s Café, the Glen Scottish Restaurant and the Barley Mow, all in Stittsville, are giving 25 percent of every bill from those who dine out that evening to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation which has been instrumental

in bringing the $3.5 million CyberKnife technology to Ottawa. This Superfoods DineA-Rama campaign among Ottawa’s restaurants came about due to Luke Rochefort, owner of the St. Louis Bar and Grill in Ottawa and a testicular cancer survivor. In 2010, Luke was diagnosed and underwent treatment using the CyberKnife. Today he has been given a clean bill of health. In order to support the piece of equipment that helped save his life, Luke and fellow restaurant owners got together and the result was the

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tato and is the main course of any Burns supper such as the one coming up in Stittsville on Saturday, Jan. 26. The history of haggis is somewhat vague. It was mentioned in English and Scottish poetry as long ago as the early 1400’s. Some believe that the ancient Romans ate food of the haggis type. Some claim Scandinavian origins for haggis. But no matter what its origins, haggis is now associated with Scotland and especially with Robbie Burns, Scotland’s most famous poet. Haggis is usually served as part of any Burns supper held normally in the last week of January to commemorate Robbie Burns, Scotland’s national poet who wrote “Address to a Haggis.” In Burns’ lifetime, haggis was a common dish of the poor as it was nourishing but very cheap, being made from leftover parts of a sheep which was the commonest livestock in Scotland.

EMC news - Haggis, considered the national dish of Scotland as a result of Robbie Burns’ poem “Address to a Haggis” written in 1787, will be front and centre at the upcoming Robbie Burns Dinner on Saturday, Jan 26 at the Lions Hall in Stittsville, sponsored by the Stittsville United Church. This Robbie Burns Dinner will get underway at 7 p.m. that evening. Tickets are available from Shirley Pretty at 613-836-2760 or Marion Gullock at 613-836-5254 or from the Stittsville United Church office at 613-836-4962. Tickets are $25 each is purchased before Monday, Jan. 21 and $30 each after that. But getting back to haggis, it contains a sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices and salt, cooked at a simmer for about three hours. It is traditionally served with turnip and po-

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EMC news - Almost 800 new housing units are slated for the currently-vacant lands between Johnwoods Street and the existing Fairwinds subdivision to the east, all in Stittsville. A plan of subdivision for the proposed Mattamy Homes subdivision immediately east of Johnwoods Street, which was originally submitted in 2007, has now been revised to reduce the number of housing units from the previous 329 units down to 300 units. One of the reasons is that

the revised plan now has no homes fronting on Johnwoods Street itself. Instead, homes will back onto Johnwoods Street, just like they do in the Bryanston Gate subdivision on the west side of the street. There will be a fence erected along Johnwoods Street which will become the property of the homeowners, just like with the Bryanston Gate subdivision. In between this proposed new subdivision and the existing Fairwinds subdivision is the site of another new subdivision being proposed by the Tartan/Tamarack Homes firm. It is to involve 470 hous-

ing units, including single detached homes, semi-detached homes and townhomes. These proposed subdivisions have been delayed in

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tion project that is envisioned in the Kanata West Concept Plan. There is now increased sewage capacity in the existing Hazeldean Road pumping station and a new pumping station to serve the area should

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EMC news - Ashton United Church can trace its roots back to the earliest forays by Methodist itinerant or “saddleback” preachers into the area, corresponding to the arrival of the earliest settlers. These itinerant Methodist preachers first visited Goulbourn as early as 1819, although it is generally acknowledged that it was the efforts of Ezra Healey in 1822 and 1823, just after the formation of the so-called Rideau Circuit by the Methodist Church, that laid the groundwork for the growth of Methodism in the area. In 1827, the Richmond Circuit was formed, an area which included Goulbourn, Richmond, Beckwith, Huntley, Nepean, March and North Gower. It was established as a two-week circuit, with the preacher visiting communities regularly on a two-week rotation. By 1846, three chapels were being built on this circuit – one on the tenth concession of Goulbourn (present day Fernbank Road), one in Huntley and one in Richmond. In 1869, the first church on the ninth line (present day Flewellyn Road) opened in Ashton beside what is now the Ashton General Store. This building was renovated in 1881 with a shed built. In 1884, the Ashton Circuit was created, cut off from the Richmond Circuit. This included the Ashton Methodist Church as well as Methodist Churches in Munster and Prospect. They would later be joined by the Jock or Victoria Church in southern Goulbourn. In 1898, the Ashton congregation opted to build a new church, with Albert Morton, W.W. Cherry and Howard Cram named to the building committee. The corner stone was laid in May of that year with a Mr. Higginson of Munster placing the stone. The new brick church, costing $2,700, featured sliding doors which could divide the church so that one part could be used as a Sunday School room. It featured a number of stained glass windows includ-

ing one donated by J. Shannon, one in memory of the late James Conn who had been a church trustee, one in memory of the late Archibald Blair and one in memory of the late W.W. Cherry who had been a superintendent of the Sunday School. The church was practically free of debt when it opened and in fact, the collections from the opening events paid off the remaining debt. Rev. Dr. Antliffe, a professor at the Montreal Methodist Theological College, was the guest preacher at the opening service. It was followed by a tea in the new building, after which there was a supper held in the old church building. In 1925, Church Union brought about the amalgamation of the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches (most of them) to form the United Church. In Ashton, which had the Melville Presbyterian Church which had been built in 1844, it was decided that services would be held yearabout in the two churches – one year in the former Ashton Methodist Church and then the next year in the former Presbyterian Church. About 1943, this practice changed as the congregation voted to hold all services in the former Ashton Methodist Church while using the former Presbyterian Church as a hall. In 1949, the Ashton United Church had three women’s organizations active within the church – the Women’s Missionary Society with president Mrs. Weldon Whyte; the Women’s Auxiliary with president Mrs. Clarence Morton; and the Willing Workers with president Mrs. James Duncan. In 1962, these three women’s organizations were replaced by a United Church Women’s group. The 1960’s saw some changes take place at the Ashton United Church. An oil furnace was installed in 1960 while the choir loft and pulpit area were remodeled and the church interior was painted in 1961. The church basement was renovated into a general purpose room, a kitchen and a furnace room in 1963. It was in 1970 that the Ash-

ton United Church sold the former Melville Presbyterian Church to a private individual. The trustees of the Ashton United Church at that time were Gerald Anderson, Clarence Morton, John McNeely, Gilmour Simpson and Walter Drummond. In 1978, the shape of the church steeple of the Ashton United Church was altered. 1984 was a big year for the Ashton United Church as it was decided to build an addition on the church because of the lack of water and plumbing facilities in the building. A building committee comprised of David Willoughby, William Simpson, Barbara Rotar, Gary Simpson, Jim Scott, Ruby Simpson and Clarence Lewis was formed and land between the church and the Jock River was purchased to allow for the addition. The new addition, which had a total cost of $40,000, included a new kitchen, pump room and two washrooms in the basement as well as a washroom and a fellowship room on the main floor. The generosity of the congregation meant that the church remained debt free even with this project. 1984 was a significant year for the Ashton United Church not only because of this addition to the church but because 1984 marked the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Ashton Circuit or Ashton Pastoral Charge, breaking off from the Richmond Circuit in 1884. In 1985, the building was refurbished to meet the standard of the new addition. 1985 also saw the Ashton United Church honour Evelyn Simpson for her 66 years of continuous service as the church organist. She retired as organist in Sept. 1985 due to illness. On her death at the age of 90 in 1992, two stained glass windows were dedicated in her memory and her family’s members. A wheelchair ramp was constructed at the front entrance of the Ashton United Church in 1988. In 1994, a new stained glass window was dedicated in memory of Iva Ellis. See ASHTON, page 47 R0011860634/0117

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EMC news - Wondering about what resources are available to you locally in doing historical research? Then you should consider attending the Heritage Day program being presented by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 16. This will be a drop-in event at which you will be able to learn about the archives which the Historical Society has created at the library. You will be able to learn about the research potential in the Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family history files, in its photo collection and in the books and records which are available for review. In addition to the Historical Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ar-

chives, the library itself has an extensive collection of history and genealogical books and records. What is even better is that all of these resources are free. This Heritage Day drop-in will also include free refreshments. And while at the library, you should view the display that will be on the Art Space wall there for the month of February. Featured will be images of the church windows featured in the Historical Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest publication, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goulbourn Stained Glass.â&#x20AC;? Everyone is invited to attend this Heritage Day drop-in at the Stittsville library. It is open to members of the public as well as Historical Society members.

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The Ashton United Church, built in 1898 as the Ashton Methodist Church, stands on Ashton Station Road at Flewellyn Road in the heart of the village of Ashton.

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In June 1998, Ashton United Church celebrated the 100th anniversary of the church building. Rev. John Bushby was the guest preacher with Rev. Jim Baldwin as the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minister. Ashton United Church is

located at the intersection of Flewellyn Road and Ashton Station Road in the heart of Ashton. Much historical data and information about the Ashton United Church as well as the Ashton Pastoral Charge in general can be found in the

book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ashton United Church: A History of the Churches which have evolved into the Ashton Pastoral Chargeâ&#x20AC;? which was compiled by Dorothy Lewis. It can be found in the reference section at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Canada Day 2013 John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

EMC news - Even though it is only January, the Stittsville Village Association (SVA) is already starting to think about Canada Day and the annual celebrations which it hosts in Stittsville. SVA vice-president Theresa Qadri, who is heading up the organizing committee again this year, noted at the SVA executive meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10 that she was now looking for volunteers to help on the committee. SVA directors Ayah Stretch, Tanya Hein, Doug Sutherland and Christine Hartig all volunteered to help on the committee. SVA president Phil Sweetnam noted that the

Canada Day celebrations are one of the premier events that the SVA organizes during the year, adding that there is always a great turnout for the day-ending fireworks display. He noted, though, that it is disappointing that there is not a larger crowd out earlier in the day to hear such entertainment as that provided by the Stittsville concert band which he called very professional. Canada Day, July 1, falls on a Monday this year, making for another long weekend, just like last year when it fell on a Sunday. SVA director Marion Gullock noted that when Canada Day falls so that it creates a long weekend, more people tend to be away and hence the turnout at the Canada Day celebrations in Stittsville tends to be smaller.

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January 26, 2013 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come join Governor General David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston for an afternoon of winter delights at Rideau Hall such as: Ă skating on the outdoor rink

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WANTED Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Wanted - furnace oil, will remove tank if possible. Call 613-479-2870.

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JOHNSON, Roger Hand in hand with Dionysus, our father Roger David Johnson passed away gracefully in the Quinte Hospital (Belleville) on November 7, 2012, at the age of 55. He will be sadly missed by his children Becky “Bexter” Jane, Katrina Marie, and Cameron David, and also by his former spouse Laura. “Those who are lost to the storm are forever gone but never forgotten.”

With great sadness, the family of Anita Alice Fortin announce her passing at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 while surrounded by “Her Girls”. Anita Fortin of Sandy Hook (Arnprior) at the age of 81 years. Dear daughter of the late Earl Dodge and the late Ellen Mooney. Beloved wife for over 60 years of Wilfred “Wilf” Fortin. Dearly loved mother of Anne McLean (Ron) and Debbie Anderson (Doug), both of Smiths Falls; Susan McIntyre (Michael) of Arnprior and Marcy Barrett (Andrew) of Russell. Cherished grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 9. Dear sister of Jack Dodge (Myrna) of Manitoulin Island; Millie Thompson (late Colin) and Cecile L’Abbee (late Edward), both of Renfrew and Marlene McLeod (Gordon) of Burnstown. Predeceased by a brother, Norval and a sister, Patricia Smith. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A private visitation and Funeral Liturgy was conducted at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday, January 11th. Cremation will take place with interment at the Malloch Road Cemetery in the spring. In memory of Anita, a donation to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by her family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca CLR406963

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The RVA and its volunteers are actively involved in the Christmas Parade and Lighting of the Park, the Christmas Banner program, beautiďŹ cation of the village and the Richmond Clean-up each spring. At the 2013 AGM, the Association will elect a new Board of Directors and begin planning for events to be held throughout the year. Without volunteers, it is very difďŹ cult for these events to proceed. I hope to see some new volunteers and board members at the Annual General Meeting on February 5th.

Premierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Applications are now being accepted for the Premierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 18, 2013. The Premierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award for Agri-Food Innovation program has attracted more than 1,000 applications highlighting on-farm innovations since its inception in 2007. The Premierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program encourages the development of our rural communities, farms, agri-food processors and agrifood organizations by adding value to existing products, creating jobs and driving economic growth. The program recognizes up to 45 Regional Award recipients across the province who receive a plaque, wordmark and a gate sign, as well as $5,000; a Premierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award ($75,000); a Ministerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award ($50,000); and, three Leaders in Innovation Awards ($25,000). A farmer, primary producer, processor, or agri-food related organization are all eligible for recognition under this initiative. Applicants must be in compliance with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal legislation that apply to the operation of the innovation. Examples of innovation areas include, but are not limited to: s IMPROVEDBUSINESSPRACTICES s RESPONSE TO CONSUMER DEMANDS EG NEW product development, value added, marketing, strategic alliances, local food) s ENVIRONMENTALSTEWARDSHIP

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EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP Gordon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor has commented on a number of the issues that dominated 2012 but not before offering a few words on the story that has commanded attention from coast to coast to coast in Canada. The Idle No More movement has seen aboriginals across the nation hold flashmob drum-dances at shopping malls and picketing at international bridges. Many say the federal government isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t respecting treaty agreements; others oppose changes to the Navigable Waters Act that effectively reduces the number of protected rivers and lakes from 2.5 million to 159. Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hunger strike is often linked to the actions. Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say the lengthy hunger strike forced him into a meeting with native leaders, the Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP nevertheless set a date. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be with us for as long as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m alive,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor said Jan. 7 of the tensions between aboriginals and other Canadians. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The prime minister is going to with the AFN (Assembly of First Nations) chiefs, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to see where it goes from there.â&#x20AC;? The Alberta oil sands provided fuel for many headlines in 2012. From Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand-wringing over whether to do business the state-capitalism China to the overhaul of environmental legislation to pipeline proposals through B.C. and U.S. states, black gold provided a polarizing file for the Conservatives. Critics say the government should move slowly, that the price of oil will only increase the longer it is kept in the ground. But Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor points out that the U.S. claims a move to fracking for natural gas will give it energy independence in the mid-future. Selling to Asian markets is not only a necessity, he added, but will take many years to come to fruition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes years and years just to get all the environmental studies done,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like we are moving quickly even if we wanted to.â&#x20AC;? Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resistance to selling out for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;almighty dollarâ&#x20AC;? is in the distant past as Canada continues to forge deals with China and other Asian nations with dubious human rights records. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor lists international trade deals among the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;core ac-

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EMC news - Chess, anyone? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a chess night coming up at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville on Wednesday, Jan. 23, starting at 7 p.m. Hosted by the Kanata Chess Club, all those with an interest in chess are welcome to attend this chess night and have some fun playing a game with a Chess Club member or simply asking questions about chess in the area.

In addition, there will be fresh locally roasted coffee to enjoy along with other treats. Chess is known to have been played in India as early as the sixth century, as well as in Persia. It arrived in Europe in the ninth century and it had spread throughout Europe by the year 1000. About 1500, the modern rules were introduced to the game. The first modern chess tournament was staged in London in 1851.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The NDP have performed well as an opposition party,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done a decent job. Their philosophy is socialist and ours is capitalistic, but at least you know where they stand.â&#x20AC;? Many observers say decorum has deteriorated to the point of dysfunctionalty, and that MPs offer little more than party speaking points rather than a variety of opinions that reflect their constituencies. But Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor said animosity is what makes the news. Work is getting down in the Conservative-majority government. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Behind the scenes, in committees, the parties are working together,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parliament is working well. A lot of legislation is getting through.â&#x20AC;? Elections Canada and the RCMP continue to investigate apparent misleading phone calls during the 2011 federal election. A federal court case, now concluded, heard arguments on whether the calls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; primary to non-Conservative voters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; were intended to confuse and prevent citizens from exercising their fundamental democratic right. It could prompt six byelections in ridings held by Conservative MPs. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor is dismayed that a court would hear a case against his party alleging they misled or tried to mislead voters. The six ridings in question are based on one personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allegations, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no consistency there, no pattern,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope it gets resolved and tossed out. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only been one proven case, and it was the Liberals.â&#x20AC;? Elections Canada traced robocalls that allegedly misled Guelph voters from a burner phone registered to a Pierre Poutine. The scandal has opposition parties claiming the Conservatives are guilty of misconduct. Although many politicos say the Conservatives badly bumbled their handling of the F35s file, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see it as significant issue. Yes, they have â&#x20AC;&#x153;hit the restart buttonâ&#x20AC;? on the sole-sourced pre-purchase of F35 fighter jets (meant to replace the aging CF18s). And, yes, it is largely based on demands that the government reveal the full-lifespan costs of the program. But Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s question is how the government is expected to see 42 years into the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can you predict the future?â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that he admits it was a failure from a public relations point of view. However, in the final analysis, the cost difference is about $1 billion versus $850 million; not that wide a gap, he suggested.

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tivities.â&#x20AC;? He points to pre-recession 2008 numbers showing that 83 per cent of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exports went to the U.S. Today that number is down to 63. Part of that is a result of declining demand, but it also reveals the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to diversify. Where once it was a given that if the U.S. went into recession, Canada would automatically follow suit. The Conservatives want to eggs in a variety of baskets, including those in Europe and the TransPacific Partnership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done well,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor said upon reflecting on 2012 trade deals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are moving that file along.â&#x20AC;? The government is keen to finishing negotiating the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union in 2013. From the omnibus crime bill, C-10, to the two omnibus budget bills, C-38 and C-45, the Conservatives pushed dozens of individual bills through Parliament in short order. Opposition members and other critics decry omnibus bills as undemocratic; the details couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be debated or voted on in isolation. The Conservatives say it is question of streamlining actions to support the rapidly changing national economy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to get the economy as efficiently as possible,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many businesses complain to us of too much red tape and other unnecessary activities.â&#x20AC;? While he agrees some environmental issues are â&#x20AC;&#x153;sensitive,â&#x20AC;? there is no reason both the federal and provincial governments need to perform the same assessments, for example. While it was steady as it goes last year with the ruling party and its eight-year leader, the same canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be said for the two major opposition parties. Leadershipwise, the third-place Liberals have been in turmoil for years; unable to survive the Conservative attack machine that has decimated its last three leaders. It now has seven members vying for the title, including Justin Trudeau and Karen McCrimmon, who lives in Constance Bay. As an opposition party, the Liberals are incoherent and without direction, according to Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor. Many would say the Liberals are a centrist party, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a view Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor accepts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what their core ideas are,â&#x20AC;? he said. On the NDP, who elected Thomas Muclair leader in 2012, he praised the youthful caucus as at least having an ideology. Albeit on the opposite side of his partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

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EMC news - A century of Orange Hall history went up in flames on an early Saturday morning in 2008. It was exactly 100 years ago, in 1908, that the brick Orange Hall at Stapledon along what is now the Franktown Road west of Richmond was built following a gala sod turning ceremony that saw Orangemen decked out in their regalia and ladies wearing their finest including their elaborate hats. It was the second building to house Orange Lodge No. 471 which dates back to sometime before 1850 judging by the Lodgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s number. For instance, Orange Lodge No. 489 in Stittsville began in 1850 while Orange Lodge No. 246 at Hazeldean was established in 1838. The early morning fire ended all this history. Richmond firefighters responded to the early morning call for a fire at the structure which had been vacant for a number of years but was boarded up and in good condition. The fire had been spotted and called in by a passerby on Franktown Road. When the firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were emerging from the roof. Firefighters from the Stittsville, Eagleson Road, Corkery and Teron Road stations all helped in battling the blaze. The aerial ladder truck from the Stittsville station was used to douse the blaze from above. Since the building was vacant and the fire well underway, the firefighters fought it just from the outside. The Franktown Road was blocked off from Munster Road in the west to Conley Road in the east while the firefighters and their fire equipment battled the blaze. Water for the rural water supply for firefighting was hauled from Richmond. Firefighters were on the scene until about 11:30 a.m. when the road was reopened to traffic. What motorists saw was just the burned out shell of the historic Orange Hall, with its red brick walls still standing but with no roof and a blackened interior. This red brick Orange Hall, built in 1908, replaced the first Orange Hall in the Stapledon area which was located at the crest of the hill which still exists along Franktown Road just west of Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road. This initial Orange Hall was later moved down to the foot of the hill at the corner of what is now Franktown Road and Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road where it is now used as a residence. Stapledon, which had its own post office at one time, was a bastion of Orangism, as was Goulbourn township, including Richmond and Stittsville, in general. Stapledon was an active little hamlet in the second half of the 19th century, with a sawmill and blacksmith shop. The children of the community attended S.S. No. 2 of Goulbourn on what is now Jock Trail, one concession south

of the Stapledon community. Annually at daybreak on the 12th of July, which is a day of celebration for Orange Lodge members, in communities like Stapledon, one gun would be fire in the air and another would be fired in reply to signal the start of the celebrations in accordance with Orange custom. The Stapledon Orange Lodge has not been functioning for about half a century. Many Orange Lodges in rural areas suffered from declining membership after the Second World War as the country became more urbanized, depleting the rural population. Many Lodges surrendered their charters, with members joining a nearby Lodge. The Richmond Orange Lodge today has the Orange arch from the Stapledon Lodge. Clair Reilly, Stapletonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legendary blacksmith, owned the Stapledon Orange Hall for a number of years. Known for his beekeeping, he apparently kept some of his beekeeping supplies stored there. From roughly 1850 to 1950, the Loyal Orange Lodge was a core institution of rural life including in Goulbourn where there were eight Orange Lodges at one time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at Hazeldean, Stittsville, Munster, Ashton, Stapledon, Richmond, Mansfield and on what is now the Flewellyn Road east of Dwyer Hill Road. At one time, Carleton County boasted over 35 Orange Lodges. At present there are two Orange Lodges still active in the Goulbourn area, namely at Richmond and Munster. The Orange Hall in a rural community or hamlet provided a location for comradeship and entertainment. In Goulbourn, most of the men in a community belonged to the Orange Lodge. Many social activities in the community such as parties and other gatherings would be held at the Orange Hall. In addition, for supporters of the Orange Lodge, the biggest event of the year after Christmas was the 12th of July parade and picnic. Everyone, young and old, would attend this gala event which would be hosted by one or more of the Lodges in the area. Orange men would march, families would enjoy a picnic and there would be fun all around. The 12th of July marked the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, a river not far from Dublin, Ireland, where in July, 1690, William of Orange led the Protestants to victory over the troops of his deposed Roman Catholic father-in-law James II of England. This began the Orange movement, with the tradition of celebrating the 12th of July carrying on to this day. The Loyal Orange Lodges were bastions of patriotism at a time when Canada was more closely tied to Great Britain and the monarchy than at present. A flagpole was common at most lodges, with the Union Jack always fluttering atop it on special occasions.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: john.curry@metroland.com The Goulbourn Museum is hosting a PA Day event on Friday, Jan. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Museum at Stanley’s Corners. Open to children ages 7-10 years (grades 2-5). Explore the Australian outback. Come dressed in your best safari outback attire. Discover Australia’s indigenous animals with a visit from Little Ray’s Reptiles. Learn dot painting and make a boomerang. Children must be preregistered to guarantee a spot. Cost is $25 per child. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. To register, please call the Goulbourn Museum at 613-831-2393 or email education@goulbournmuseum.ca . A Canadian Blood Services community blood donor clinic will be held on Friday, Jan. 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Philip Catholic Church parish hall at the corner of Fortune Street and Burke Street in Richmond. To book an appointment, visit www.blood.ca . St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on McBean Street in Richmond is holding a “Fabulous Fish Fry” on Friday, Jan. 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults $15. Children $7. Children 5 and under FREE. Everyone welcome. For more information, please phone 613-8383723 or 613-838-5432 and leave a message. The annual general meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Dinner at 12 noon, followed by the business portion of the meeting. Historical Society members are asked to reserve their dinner tickets by emailing goulbournhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. Payment can be made at the door on the day of the meeting. A free Open Table Community Dinner is being held on Saturday, Jan. 19 at St. Thomas Anglican Church at the corner of Stittsville

Main Street and Carleton Cathcart Street in Stittsville. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome. This Jan. 19 dinner marks the beginning of the fourth year that these monthly free community meals have been offered at St. Thomas Anglican Church. The Stittsville Royals will play the Ottawa Junior Canadians in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. The 2013 annual meeting of the Richmond Agricultural Society will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre arena in Richmond. A Canadian Blood Services community blood donor clinic will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic School on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. To book an appointment, visit www.blood.ca . The Stittsville District Lions Club is holding an open house information session on Wednesday, Jan. 23 starting at 7 p.m. at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Wine and cheese. Learn what the Lions Club does in the community. Everyone is welcome. If you are planning on attending, please contact Lion Don Redtman at 613-831-1054 or via email at dhredtman@sympatico.ca so that the Club will have an idea of the numbers who may be attending. Wednesday, Jan. 23 is chess night at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Members of the Kanata Chess Club welcome everyone with an interest in chess to join them at this chess night which starts at 7 p.m. Play

a game with a member or ask questions about chess. Fresh locally roasted coffee and other treats like baking from Totally Square Bakery will be available. Please contact Dave Anderson at 613-836-6869 for more information or details. A Games Night Drop In for Richmond youth in grades 5-8 will be held by the city of Ottawa’s Youth Connexion program on Friday, Jan. 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Seniors Room off the main lobby at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre (arena) in Richmond. Board games, video games and more. $5 registration fee. Register with the city of Ottawa using barcode 842191. The Stittsville Kumon Centre is celebrating 20 years in Stittsville with an Open House on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at its premises at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone is welcome. A Robbie Burns Dinner will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Entertainment will include the McNab Pipes and Drums and highland dancers. Tickets are $25 each if purchased before Jan. 21 and $30 each after that. For tickets, please contact Marion Gullock at 613-836-5254 or Shirley Pretty at 613-836-2760 or the Stittsville United Church office at 613-836-4962. The “Diplomats,” a fun singing trio, will be entertaining in the downstairs lounge at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. No cover charge. If you stay afterwards for the food, a donation would be appreciated. The Stittsville Royals will play the Shawville Pontiacs in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. A caregivers support group meeting hosted by the Rural Ottawa South Support Services will be held on Monday, Jan. 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street in Richmond. This caregivers support group will be meeting on the fourth Monday of each month. Please call Bonnie Smith of the Rural Ottawa South Support Services at 613-692-4697, ext. 238 to register for this program. The January luncheon meeting of the Friendship Club will be held on Wednesday,

Jan. 30 at 12 noon in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. This meeting will include an election of the Club executive for 2013. The 2013 annual Munster winter carnival is being held on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 in Munster. The Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association coaches will be playing the Ottawa Senators Alumni on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre arena in Richmond. Tickets at $5 each can be reserved by contacting Lisa at shouldice@hotmail.com . A “Super Bowl Party” will be held on Sunday evening, Feb. 3 in the lounge at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville, starting at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend. A free winter movie night hosted by Stittsville’s youth connexion program will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. All ages welcome. Bring chairs and blankets. Snacks and drinks available. The Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Metro/Valley Conference is holding its prospects game on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Main Street Community Services is presenting its eighth annual “Nothing But A Child” gala evening on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Sixty-Four Hundred Celebration Centre in Stittsville. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., three-course dinner at 7 p.m., silent and live auctions at 8:30 p.m. and music and dancing at 9:30 p.m. Tickets at $80 per person available by calling 613-831-6606 or via email at mainstreetcommunity@bellnet.ca . Simon Clarke, a British singer, will be entertaining in the downstairs lounge at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. A Spa Night Drop In for Richmond youth in grades 5-8 will be held by the city of Ottawa’s Youth Connexion program on Friday, Feb. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Seniors Room off the main lobby at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre (arena) in Richmond. $5 registration fee. To register, use the barcode number 842192.

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When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Time: 7:30pm

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6315 Hazeldean Rd.

Come to discuss your ideas and concerns regarding Fairwinds Community. Also come to vote in our Board Members who are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director(s). If you wish to run for one of these positions, please express your interest to Katie Young by email at: contactus@fairwindscommunity.com

Visit our web page http://www.fairwindscommunity.com We are also on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fairwindscommunityassociation/ R0011860744/0110

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