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New Year’s Eve Celebrate this New Year ’s Eve at the Chesterville Legion, Sat., Dec. 31, from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by Odd Man Out and late lunch to be served. Tickets are $20 per person and available at the Legion’s Members Room or from Branch Executives.
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New General Manager at SNC FINCH – South Nation Conservation announced on Mon., Dec. 19, that SNC’s current Director of Property Management and Approvals, Angela Coleman, will take on the job of SNC General Manager Dennis O’Grady next spring. O’Grady will be retiring as of May 1, 2017, and handing over his responsibilities to Coleman. Coleman brings an impressive educational background with Bachelors of Arts, Education, and Law from the University of Ottawa. She joined SNC in 2001 as the Communications Coordinator, and in 2006 became the Director of Source Protection Planning and Communications. After obtaining her law degree in 2009, she returned to SNC as Director of Marketing and Communications, moving to Director of Property and Approvals in 2013. Continued on page 2
A beautifully lit home, one of the area’s oldest, is beautifully lit at the corner of Concession and Craig Streets in Russell. The concept of bringing light and festivals to the darkest time of year has long been a custom in northern latitudes, from candles and yule logs to electronic displays. Vetter photo
Bancroft assumes Warden’s Chair Community session on Nation Rise Wind Project CORNWALL – Last Fri., Dec.
this project such as devaluation of property or possible 16, South Stormont Mayor Jim Carolyn Thompson Goddard water contamination were addressed by EDPR Bancroft officially assumed the Record Contributor FINCH – The second community information employees or by literature available. Warden’s Chair for the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and session on the Nation Rise Wind Farm was held on Glengarry for 2017. Bancroft Dec. 13, at the Finch Arena. Project Manager Ken replaces outgoing Warden Jamie Little and other employees from EDP Renewables were CORNWALL – Ontario Power Generation advises MacDonald, who served as County on hand during the evening event to answer questions that conditions near dams can change quickly. Winter and concerns from residents of North Stormont about Warden for 2016. weather conditions have settled in across the province as the Dec. 21 winter solstice arrives today. As people enjoy The annual Inauguration this project, which is expected to be operational in outdoor holiday activities, OPG has released an important Ceremony, held at the historic 2020. Little commented the October meeting, which over safety message: stay clear of hydro stations and dams. County Administration Building, “When ice forms around stations and dams, it can was attended by about 80 people, 80 people attended, provided the basis for the FAQ appear safe, but the ice is not as thick as it seems,” including Bancroft’s family. Also in board displayed at this event. Information is still being stated OPG’s President, Renewable Generation and attendance were representatives of gathered to complete the necessary studies for final Power Marketing, Mike Martelli. “Please respect the the federal and provincial project approval. signs and barriers around OPG facilities; they are The opposition of some residents to the governments, as well as local SDG there for your safety, no matter what the season.” construction of the Nation Rise Wind Farm was evident municipalities. Visit www.stayclearstaysafe.ca Continued on page 2 at the meeting and concerns about possible effects of STORE HOURS: SUNDAY 9AM TO 6PM - MONDAY TO THURSDAY 8AM TO 9PM - FRIDAY 8AM TO 11PM - SATURDAY 8AM TO 8PM BAKED IN STORE! PRODUCT OF CANADA BEATRICE TENDERFLAKE UNCLE BEN'S NANCY'S CANADA | No. 1 grade PURE LARD SOUR CREAM STUFFING MIX 8 INCH FANCY SNOW WHITE TURKEY OR SAGE ORIGINAL OR LIGHT APPLE PIE FRESH CAULIFLOWER FARM EGGS
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Continued from the front “On behalf of SNC’s Board of Directors, we are pleased to have Angela Coleman accept her new role at SNC,” said Doug Thompson, Chair of SNC’s Board of Directors. “Angela has demonstrated excellent leadership at SNC since she started her career with us in 2001. Given her skills, experience, and credentials, the position of General Manager / Secretary-Treasurer is a natural fit for her.” “Growing up in Crysler and my life-long community involvement
has given me insight into the challenges facing rural communities,” Coleman said in the SNC’s media release. “At SNC, we’ve always been mindful of those challenges and work closely with our watershed residents and municipal partners to address them.” Current GM O’Grady leaves behind an impressive legacy. He has been part of SNC for the last 30 years. He began his career with Conservation Authorities in 1978 as a summer student and spent the next 39 years working with Conservation Authorities. “Conservation Authorities are the best
Linking Hands-Community Connection DUNDAS COUNTY – It was announced in the winter issue of the Linking Hands Community Connection that the 2016 Dundas County Good Neighbours Award winners were Mike Barkley of North Dundas and Chris de Jong of South Dundas. Congratulations to both winners! The Linking Hands transportation working group has been moving ahead to find out what services are currently available and still needed in Dundas County. A survey was distributed in November and continues throughout December to assist the group in knowing where to go, following input from agencies and businesses that already provide transportation and to those who need such services. Is there something that can be done to address the obvious transportation service gaps? To learn more, visit the website at www.linkinghandsdundas.ca.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 organizations protecting the environment,” said O’Grady. “Local people making local decisions: that’s the key.” “Dennis has implemented a very effective conservation program during his 30 years at SNC while becoming a conservation leader in North America,” said Thompson. O’Grady is regularly asked to address major environmental conferences in Canada and the U.S., often to explain some of the enlightened policies introduced under his watch including floodplain regulations, an extensive reforestation and
Continued from the front Bancroft entered municipal politics in 1985, serving six years as a municipal councillor. In 1995, he was elected Reeve of Osnabruck Township, serving three years, including holding the position of County Warden in 1997. Following amalgamation in 1998, he served as South Stormont Mayor from 2000-2006. He re-entered politics in 2014, being elected South Stormont Mayor and as a member of County Council for the past two years, has served on numerous committees.
forest preservation program, and the Phosphorus Trading Program. “Dennis has provided guidance over the years, and has been influential in my decision to continue my career in environmental conservation,” said Coleman. “We are working closely together to ensure a seamless transition.” “SNC’s Board of Directors thanks Dennis for his years of service and dedication to the Conservation Authority. We also congratulate Angela and look forward to working with her in her new role,” said Thompson. “I’m very proud to be serving the residents of SDG as Warden in 2017,” said Warden Bancroft. “We have an excellent Council and staff, and I intend to work very hard with my Council colleagues to continue to make SDG a great place to live. We continue to work on a variety of important issues, both locally within SDG and regionally through the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. I intend to be a strong voice very advocating for the needs of SDG residents, both at the local Council table and regionally with the other Wardens as part of the Wardens’ caucus.”
Coleman to replace O’Grady as SNC - GM in 2017
With an impressive educational background and resumé, Angela Coleman will begin her new position as SNC General Manager in May 2017. Courtesy photo
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Presbyterian minister retires
Members of the Presbyterian pastoral charge of Avonmore, Finch and Gravel Hill, family and friends gathered for a catered retirement luncheon, prepared by the Roxborough Agricultural Society/Avonmore Fair Board members, on Sun., Dec. 12, at North Stormont Place in Avonmore. Presbyterian minister of this pastoral charge, Reverend Mark Bourgon will give his last sermon at the candlelight service on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and departs for retirement as of Dec. 31. Seen here cutting the retirement cake, Rev. Bourgon is assisted by wife Corrie, who has also been quite involved with the three churches’ activities and women’s groups. The Bourgons will indeed be missed but are looking forward to their new life as retirees. Carruthers photo
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Jim Bancroft was sworn in as Warden Chair for the Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry on Fri., Dec. 16, at the historic County Administration Building, in Cornwall. Courtesy photo
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Concerning a Development Charges Bylaw TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Township of North Dundas, on January 10, 2017 will hold a Public Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, 636 St. Lawrence St., Winchester, Ontario to consider and receive comment on a proposed bylaw under the Development Charges Act. ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/ or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed development charges bylaw. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed bylaw, including the development charge background study, is available at the municipal office in Winchester during regular business hours and on the Township website. Dated in Winchester, this 21st of December, 2016. Jo-Anne McCaslin, Clerk Township of North Dundas 636 St. Lawrence Street, Box 489 Winchester, ON, K0C 2K0
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Recommendations for Hwy 138 improvements at public information session issues with this wellCarolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor BONVILLE – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation held a public information session on the Highway 138 Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment in Bonville on Dec. 14. A large crowd of concerned citizens attended this second public meeting to view and discuss the various recommendations put forth by Stantec Consulting Limited who had been retained by the Ministry to do the study. Stantec Project Manager Gregg Cooke commented the study resulted from MTO traffic studies on this highway showing changes and/or improvements were warranted. Study recommendations
include the construction of two car pool lots, the protection of the historical wall in St. Andrew’s West by constructing a barrier wall on the sidewalk, a roundabout at Headline Road and Hwy 138, and two passing lanes as well as minor improvements north of County Road 43. Stantec Project Manager Cooke and Ministry Senior Project Engineer Peter Freure both commented the construction of proposed changes is currently not funded at the provincial level. They also agreed the response to the information gathering part of the study as being generally positive with questions asked regarding the possible time frame for commencement of construction. SDSG MPP Jim McDonnell mentioned the need for
travelled highway to be fixed, recalling how the recommendations of a previous study had not been implemented. Freure pointed out how “Stantec and the MTO have put a lot of time and manpower into preparing the design to the level it is at now and will continue through to the completion of the Preliminary Design Report and Transportation Study Environmental Report.” Freure described next steps in the project, including a public review of the TESR, followed by preparation of a detailed design leading to a biddable contract to carry out the recommendations, which Freure mentioned could be done as one major job or many smaller ones, upon receipt of provincial funding.
Ontario Ministry of Transportation officials and Stantec representatives were on hand to present information to the public during an open house held in Bonville on Dec 14. Thompson Goddard photo
ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD NOTICE Union Gas Limited has applied for approval of a natural gas franchise agreement with the Township of North Stormont. Learn more. Have your say. Union Gas Limited has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for: 1. The approval of a natural gas franchise agreement with the Township of North Stormont which would grant to Union Gas Limited the right to build, operate and add to the natural gas distribution system and to distribute, store and transmit natural gas for a period of 20 years. 2. An order that the agreement of the municipal voters of the Township of North Stormont is not required in relation to granting the natural gas franchise agreement. 3. An order cancelling the existing certificates of public convenience and necessity for the former Village of Finch and the former Township of Finch within the Township of North Stormont and replacing them with a single certificate of public convenience and necessity for a limited area within the amalgamated Township of North Stormont. THE ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD IS HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) will hold a public hearing to consider Union Gas’ requests. At the end of this hearing, the OEB will decide whether to grant Union Gas’ requests.
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Following the Sat., Dec. 17 evening’s delicious turkey dinner-with-all the-trimmings, served to residents and family members by the staff at the Garden Villa, Melinda (Billie) Dewar began playing seasonal Christmas music for the residents. “The residents enjoy her musical talent quite regularly,” said one resident, “If you’re willing to sing, she’s willing to play, and from memory, usually with no sheet music.” Carruthers photo
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Editorial Don’t become another tragic story Kingston, Glen Walter, Greely, Smiths Falls, Ottawa, Hawkesbury, Cornwall, Carp, Kaladar – just a few of the locations where tragedy has struck in the last three weeks, and for many families this Christmas will be a time of pain, not joy, because of fatal car accidents. Not all of them appear to have been caused by winter road conditions, but in most that may have been a factor. So this is just a plea for all our sakes. Take your foot off the gas and keep your eyes and hands on the road. Give plenty of room for stopping and do not trust the other drivers to know what they’re doing. In other words, drive like a normal person, not like an Eastern Ontario drunk, texting, speeding, dangerous jerk. Why did I add Eastern Ontario to that sentence? Because, seriously, I am shocked every single time I get behind the wheel here. A large number of people here drive no better than in Montreal. The only difference is that Ottawa is a smaller city and the surrounding townships don’t have such heavy traffic as that big city. So here’s a primer on basic driving techniques. No, 10 feet isn’t sufficient stopping distance. No, four cars shouldn’t be passed when there’s a double solid line coming up. No, signalling isn’t optional, especially when the turn is going to affect another driver ’s decisions. No, 110 km/h is not a reasonable speed when it’s wet, dark, slippery, icy, snowing, blowing snow, or slushy, which is most of the winter. No, pedestrians walking on the road shouldn’t be sped past. No, lights shouldn’t stay on bright when approaching other cars – if both their headlights are visible then it’s time to hit the dimmer switch. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to turn it on again after the road ahead is clear – driving with lights on low is a great way to hit a deer, or moose, or cow, or cat, or person. As for the following too close, I don’t even get why that’s desirable. I worked for a litigation lawyer once – and read the description in a file about an accident in which an 18-year-old girl and her siblings were decapitated when they went under a semi-trailer truck. The vision still haunts me and I only read about it. Not only can you not stop fast enough, you can’t see around a vehicle if you’re tucked up behind it. Plus your windshield gets covered with crud. You can’t anticipate dangers. Someone once tailgated me on Hwy. 417 while I was a safe distance behind another car. When that car swerved to avoid big, fresh chunks of moose on the road I had time to swerve too. But my tailgater, well, his car hit the bloody mass, flew into the air, landed with a crash and spat sparks before he pulled over. How did these people get drivers’ licenses or keep them? Is it because following too close is considered so common that examiners aren’t noticing? Is it because it’s easier for police to catch speeders than tailgaters? Tailgating drivers have put me in some of the scariest situations I’ve had while driving. I once had to drive through a tight pack of four spinning vehicles after an idiot tried to pass in a blizzard on Boundary Rd. I had to drive through this nightmare obstacle course because it wasn’t safe for me to stop. Why wasn’t it safe? Because some stupid, stupid, stupid man was too close behind me. All four of the vehicles ahead of me went off the road and the person behind me did too. Wow, saved themselves a lot of time didn’t they? Don’t talk on the phone either. I don’t care if it’s hands-free, it’s the driver’s attention we want on the road, not on a phone call. And in a little side note about that, as a journalist I frequently answer calls in which it’s obvious the person is driving. They always say, oh no, it’s fine, I can talk, but in reality they almost always screw up the conversation. So they’re not only not paying attention to their vehicle, they’re not paying attention to their business either. Why? Because it’s impossible, that’s why! I’ve had on-the-phone drivers give me wrong addresses, wrong names, wrong dates and times, and in the end both their time and my time is wasted when the information has to be fixed later. Again, no one should risk a life and the lives of others to supposedly save a few seconds. There will be lots of time after the funeral. Candice Vetter
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Christmas Schmaltz As we count our blessings this Christmas season, allow me to put in a vote for regional theatre. Yes, it may seem like an unusual item to be listed among one’s blessings which most often relate to family, friends and a fat bank account. But my life, for one, would be much less rewarding without theatre. Among my other odd blessings I also count my Christmas cactus which, encouraged by a weak sun penetrating frosted windows, has erupted into electric flamingo-pink blooms right on cue. I stare at it for five minutes at a time, wondering at the miracle that permits this natural spectacle. Then there’s my involvement with the Russell Male Choir, a collection of gentlemen of a certain age – translation: old geezers – who travel to seniors’ residences offering up favourite carols such as Angels We Have Heard on High and It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. Going by smiles on the faces of audience members in such far-flung outposts as Kemptville and Chesterville (Dec. 31, 2 p.m., Garden Villa Retirement Residence), and their enthusiastic attempts to sing along, we in the choir may be imparting at least briefly the Spirit of Christmas. I know that I feel it, the Spirit that is, by volunteering in an effort that brings obvious pleasure to people in their declining years, some of whom are only vaguely aware of their surroundings. I’m not talking about my fellow choir members… I’m talking about the audiences! When it comes to regional theatre, I’m not making much of a distinction between amateur and professional. Amateurs do it as a hobby and professionals earn their living at it, but the quality can be comparable. Here in Russell, we’re blessed with the presence of an active and creative performing arts association. And nearby we have the Dundas County Players, as well as other amateur groups in the surrounding area. At the professional level, there’s the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Company in Prescott on which I’ve sat as a director for nine years. Under special dispensation, I, a rank amateur, even took a turn on the boards this summer as a senator/soldier in Julius Caesar. In Morrisburg, there’s the professional Upper Canada Playhouse where in the past I was a director for six years. Despite my entreaties, they didn’t let me up on stage there. I got to thinking about these things last Saturday after Lynn and I snagged last-minute tickets for the Playhouse production of Miracle on 34th Street. We all know the story made famous by the classic 1947 Hollywood film. It depicts turmoil that arises when a department store Santa claims to be the real deal. He proves his case in court and everyone lives happily ever after. The story is as schmaltzy as they come but touching too. The elderly gentleman named Kris Kringle who takes on the department store job becomes such a refreshing hit that
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Bundle up for a Merry Christmas WEB team leaders collected over 1,000 clothing items for their Country Clothing Roundup to help people of the community stay warm this season. The clothes were donated to the House of Lazarus and Ye Olde Bargain Shoppe. On Fri., Dec. 23, there will be a Sock-Hop being held by WEB leaders in the morning. Students in Grade 7 / 8 can bring in a toonie or gently used clothing to get into the dance or computer lab. Students and staff showed their Christmas spirit Monday and Tuesday to start off Spirit Week by
dressing as a tree, elf, or snowman on Mon., Dec 19, and wearing red and green yesterday, Tues., Dec 20. Today, Wed., Dec 21 is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day followed by Bundle Up Day where students and staff can wear their hats, mittens and scarfs to their classes tomorrow on Thurs., Dec. 22. Finally, Fri., Dec. 23, is Christmas Hat Day followed by the Christmas concert organized by Student Council with the Sr. Band at 1 p.m. Classes will resume on Mon., Jan. 9, after the Christmas break.
he soon has most residents of New York City filled with Christmas spirit and counting their blessings. “Everyone soon discovers that dreams do come true if you truly believe,” says Donnie Bowes in promotional material for the show which wrapped last Sunday. (That’s why Donnie gets the big bucks… not only is he artistic director, he’s head of publicity, and chief maintenance man). In keeping UCP among the top performing regional theatres in Ontario, Donnie has perfected outrageous schmaltz and farce, a couple of the key ingredients keeping family butts in the seats night after night and matinee after matinee. It wasn’t so much the well-trod story that made the UCP version of Miracle on 34th Street such a pre-Christmas pleasure… it was more about the uplifting energy of the performers, including Warren Bayne as Fred and Melissa Morris as Shelley and Mara. Whether they were singing, dancing, or running in and out of doorways without colliding, they kept up the audience’s attention and enjoyment level. I single out Warren and Melissa because I know them quite well. Both have spent, it seems like forever, starring in St. Lawrence Shakespeare performances, making the shows that much better just by being there. Melissa has also served as the Prescott festival’s music director. How they must be drained after conducting those fast-paced shenanigans on the UCP stage! It all adds up to a smile that lingers after exiting the theatre, to a feeling of goodwill towards your fellow man – and woman – to a true blessing! Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!
How a grinch tried to steal my Christmas The Editor: Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way you think it should. I was living out west and invited back to the North Dundas area to live with a family member. Our contact by Facebook and Skype all seemed promising until I arrived back here in November. After a few days, it was obvious that this had been a mistake on my part to think that bygones could be left in the past. I was soon homeless and lacking funds to go anywhere, but
thanks to the OPP and a couple of local residents who helped me, I was able to find a place to live and eat. So with Christmas approaching, I told myself I refuse to let that person be the grinch who tried to ruin things for me. I will make the best of my situation this Christmas, be as positive as I can be, and look forward to 2017 with hope for a new life with the family who do want me in theirs. Joseph T. Chesterville
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Mission accomplished for North Dundas Christmas Fund Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor SOUTH MOUNTAIN – Santa got a helping hand from residents of North Dundas who contributed money, food and clothing to the North Dundas Christmas Fund this year. Chair Bob Weagant was pleased with the response from the community to help those in need at this special time of the year, saying, “It is a heartfelt experience to know that we are making Christmas a
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Santa’s helpers were busy in South Mountain during the eventing of Dec. 15 sorting gifts and filling food boxes, which were later distributed “to those in need of Christmas spirit, warm clothing, food on the table and Christmas gifts.” Thompson Goddard photo
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Stormont Ladies: Ladiesâ€™ High Single, Susan Chambers 220; Ladiesâ€™ High Triple, Susan Chambers 560. Team Standings: Pat 107, Susan 104.5, Judy 78, Rejeanne 70.5. Monday Menâ€™s: Menâ€™s High Single, Marc Robinson 346; Menâ€™s High Triple, Marc Robinson 819; Menâ€™s High Average, Matt Bird 244. Team Standings: A-Team 74, Country Boyâ€™s 73, Stingers 60, Alley Cats 50, Raiders 43.5, Alley Rats 35.5. Busy Matrons: Ladiesâ€™ High Single, Sandra Bloom 200; Ladiesâ€™ High Triple, Sandra Bloom 529. Team Standings: Charity 71, Love 64, Faith 56, Hope 49. Defenders: Menâ€™s High Single, Mike Desormeaux 236; Menâ€™s High Triple, Mike Desormeaux 624; Ladiesâ€™ High Single, Laurie LaCombe 255;
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Moulinette Island residents make emotional plea to Stormont Council Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor LONG SAULT – The Council Chambers in Long Sault were full to overflowing with residents of Moulinette Island who listened while two members of their community made impassioned presentations to South Stormont Council during the Dec. 14 meeting. At issue was a proposed road project which would see the main road on this man-made island paved. Chris Emard expressed concern about many issues surrounding this project including expropriation of land for drainage and easements, as well as development of the centre portion of the island which is currently a wooded area. During his presentation, he commented how the gravel road had been fine for 50 years (Moulinette Island was created during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway) and felt the undertaking could be delayed until all viable options were explored.
Information session on changes to Moulinette Island
Many residents of Moulinette Island attended the Dec. 13 South Stormont Council meeting where presentations regarding a proposed road project on the island were made. Thompson Goddard photo Interim President of the Island Moulinette Residents’ Association Frank Hummell then presented Council with a brief history of the Association, which was formed in 1954 to protect the property of cottagers on Sheek Island and Bergin Lake during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway, how the
Association has worked for this “unique community” and the results of a formal vote taken by the Executive and Infrastructure Committee in order “to capture the exact sentiments” of neighbours on the Island, which showed a majority voting for a paved road. Hummell asked Council to consider holding another information
session with island residents prior to making a decision on this matter before concluding his presentation. Council members all agreed that further with discussions stakeholders is required, with Mayor Jim Bancroft commenting that no decision had been made and the proposal will be examined further in 2017.
Two local authors publish children’s books in time for the holiday OTTAWA – Two Chesterville-area authors have seen their children’s stories come to life in fully illustrated books — published by First Class Press, Algonquin College’s on-site publisher, and launched earlier last week at the campus book store in Ottawa. Anna Moat of Chesterville and Chesterville-raised Chris Campeau are two of four Professional Writing students of Algonquin College whose children’s story manuscripts were selected last winter to be made into books, and illustrated by the college’s Illustration and Concept Art students. After much work, the books have arrived as part of the Algonquin Storytime Book Series, a new initiative that showcases student talent, one the college intends to repeat. “It’s amazing how writing a fun little story for extra credit turned into publishing a fully-illustrated children’s book,” said Moat, author of Kenneth’s Feathers, a story that drew its inspiration from one of Moat’s reallife chickens. “It’s not something I expected to happen.” At the end of the day, it was First Class Press Manager Larry Cavanagh — whose role was essential to the project’s planning and execution — and program professors who decided
Anna Moat which author-illustrator combinations would move ahead to print. “The process was an eye-opener to the amount of work and attention to detail that goes into creating and publishing a book,” said Chris Campeau, author of The Vampire Who Had No Fangs. “We were fortunate enough to have our teachers guide us through the editing process. I think they turned out great.” Just in time for the holidays, Kenneth’s Feathers and The Vampire
Chris Campeau Who Had No Fangs — as well as the other two books in the series, The Wish Granter and Holey Moley — are available in-store and online via Connections (the Algonquin College bookstore), through Amazon Canada, or from the authors directly: Chris Campeau, 613-866-7923 or email email@example.com; Larry Cavanagh, Book Department Supervisor and First Class Press Manager – Algonquin College, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Last Minute Christmas Craft Show Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor MONKLAND – Two Hammers of Monkland hosted a Last Minute Christmas Craft Show on Dec. 17. Brenda ToewsTaylor, who with husband Patrick Taylor, run Two Hammers, described this event as a gathering of artisan friends which would provide last-minute shoppers to buy that unique gift for the people on their list.
Patrons had the opportunity to choose from jewellery by Towes-Taylor, artistic metal work by Taylor, as well as maple syrup products from WinDancer Farms of Martintown and chocolate creations by The Chocolate Box of Vankleek Hill. Posts on various social media sites have suggested purchasing locally created gifts this holiday season and Gina Bulmer of Monkland
Gina Bulmer of Monkland is ready to purchase some delicious treats made by The Chocolate Box of Vankleek Hill. Thompson Goddard photo commented she was “so happy we are getting home-
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Finch Parade of Lights Kelsey Smith Record Contributor FINCH – The snowy weather on Saturday night made for the perfect backdrop for the annual Finch Parade of Lights, which also included Santa Claus. Residents lined the streets throughout Finch to enjoy the parade with family, friends, and neighbours to get into the
Christmas spirit. Hot chocolate was graciously provided by Aunt Mary’s convenience store, in an effort to keep everyone warm. The Finch Lions were collecting donations for the Community Food Share. Floats in the parade were decorated from front to back in bright Christmas lights. Many local groups
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 and businesses had floats – 17 in all in this year ’s parade – and handed out candy canes to the crowd who eagerly waited for Santa’s arrival. A social time with hot chocolate and goodies, sponsored by the Finch Recreation Association and St. Bernard’s Knights of Columbus, followed the parade at the Finch Arena hall, where visits with Santa topped off the evening for the little ones.
Santa spends his day in Finch Carolyn Thompson Goddard before his world-wide trip on Dec. 24. Record Contributor Later in the day, Santa paid a visit to the FINCH – The weather outside the Finch Newington Fire Station where he arena may have been blustery, but inside at conversed with just over a dozen children the Breakfast with Santa event on Dec. 17 and their families. Organized by the sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Newington Fire Fighters Association, this Branch 357 in Finch, it was warm and event has been running for about 15 years inviting. Residents had a chance to enjoy a and is described by members of the NFFA delicious home-style breakfast served up as a good way to get to know the with a smile and the opportunity to visit community they serve. with friends. Sue Rainey, Legion President, took a moment from her duties on the breakfast buffet to mention the excellent turnout at the event, despite the weather, while North Stormont Mayor Dennis Fife commented how the attendance at the event was just another example of this municipality being a great place to live and grow. The younger crowd were excited to see Santa and remind him of what was on their Christmas list this year before they received a treat from local Elves. When asked, Santa mentioned it was very busy up at the North Pole as Christmas is drawing Spencer Casselman from Finch spent a few minutes closer but is certain speaking with Santa during the Breakfast with Santa holThompson Goddard photo everything will get done iday event at the Finch Arena.
Jolly old St. Nick tops off the parade at Finch on Sat., Dec. 17.
Stormont 4-H joins in the fun
The Finch Parade of Lights on Dec. 17, included this float from the Stormont County 4-H Association, which included a few of its young members to enjoy the parade route through the streets of Finch on Saturday night.
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2016 Christmas Light Tour in Long Sault Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor LONG SAULT – The annual Sault Crew Wagon Ride was held during the early evening of Dec. 17 throughout the village of Long Sault. This holiday favourite provides residents of all ages with the opportunity to view and vote on house decorations. Sault Crew member Joe Hardy described how the nine people in the group work together to assist residents or plan community events. He explained how the wagon ride is a popular family event in the community and provides a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 569 in Long Sault is an important part of the event as it provides free hot dogs, hot chocolate and cookies to participants.
Ruth Currier, member of the Legion Executive, wished to thank Foodland in Ingleside who donated cookies for the event and O’Neills Pub in Long Sault for the donation of hot dogs.
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At right, the Christmas Gingerbread man was keeping warm by the fire as the decorated wagon began its 2016 Sault Crew Wagon Ride in Long Sault. Thompson Goddard photo
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The Chesterville Rotary Club purchased new illuminated snowflakes from Industrial Stainless in Chesterville to be proudly displayed each Christmas for years to come. Moore photos
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LSPS primary students visit Woodland Villa Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor LONG SAULT – On Dec. 15, primary students from Longue Sault Public School provided residents of Woodland Villa with a concert of English and French songs. For the Kindergarten students at LSPS this is part of their preparation for the season by “completing an ‘advent calendar of kindness’ during December.” Alison
Eamon, a teacher at the school, commented how these young students “have been challenged to complete one act of kindness a day until Christmas.” Eamon added how all the students had a great time performing for the seniors, passing out home-made Christmas cards to members of the audience, and were provided with juice as a little treat, before heading back to school.
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Above, LSPS Teacher Alison Eamon leads primary students in musical numbers which delighted the residents of Woodland Villa in Long Sault.
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Canadian Tire in Morrisburg made $5,500 in donations to several area charities: $2,750 was raised from the staff fund, staff events, the Jumpstart BBQ, along with donations from customers and from Doug Poulin. Canadian Tire Corporation matched this amount bringing the total to $5,500. They are also holding a silent auction for a signed Haley Wickenheiser jersey, which ends today, Wed., Dec. 21. In the photo at the recent cheque presentation, from left are; Dr. Wayne Domanko (Morrisburg Lions Angel Tree), Brooke Spencer (Canadian Tire), David Lapier (Jumpstart), Verna Leger (Naomi’s House), Karen Herman (Canadian Tire), Carol Richer (South Dundas Christmas Exchange), Ian McKelvie (Community Food Share) and Doug Poulin (Canadian Tire owner). Courtesy photo
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Jeff Moore Record Staff WINCHESTER — The Winchester Hawks had two games scheduled for this past weekend as they welcomed the Ottawa West Golden Knights on Friday night and were supposed to travel to Williamstown on Saturday night but the game was postponed due to the snowstorm. Golden Knights 7 Hawks 3 The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Ottawa West Golden Knights to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Dec. 16, in the CCHL2. The Hawks went into the game in fifth place three points behind the Clarence Beavers in fourth and one point ahead of the Alexandria Glens in sixth. The Hawks were on a fivegame skid and dropped below .500 this past week but it
wouldn’t be easy taking on the league’s top team, the Golden Knights. The Golden Knights sat atop the Martin Division with 51 points, six points ahead of the Casselman Vikings in second. The Golden Knights got off to a good start scoring two quick goals in the middle of the first period at 8:41 and 8:19 to take a 2-0 lead. The Golden Knights took that lead into the first intermission. The Knights made it 3-0 at 9:02 on the power play and 4-0 at 11:50. The Hawks finally got on the scoreboard when Frederic Villeneuve snapped one home from Evan Landry and Ian Ogden at 12:01. The Golden Knights took a 4-1 lead into the second intermission. The Hawks cut the Golden Knights lead in half when Villeneuve scored his second of the game from Nicholas Raponi De
Roia and Blayr McFarlane just 2:48 into the second period. The Golden Knights replied with a power-play goal at 4:14 but the Hawks got to within two again as Villeneuve completed his hat trick at 5:02 from McFarlane and Raponi De Roia. The Golden Knights put the brakes on the Hawks’ attempt at a comeback scoring again at 7:17 and on the power play at 14:38, taking the game 7-3 and handing the Hawks their sixth straight loss. Suffering the loss in the Hawks’ goal was Kevan Dumouchel making 30 saves on 37 shots. Up next The Hawks take two weeks off for the Christmas Holidays and return to action on Fri., Jan. 6, as they welcome the Westport Rideaus to the Joel Steele Community Centre at 8:15 p.m.
The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Ottawa West Golden Knights to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Dec. 16, in the CCHL2. The Hawks’ Frederic Villeneuve (10) puts a move on the Golden Knights’ goalie Cameron Parr and beats him in the second period. Villeneuve scored all three goals for the Hawks in their 7-3 loss to the Golden Knights. Moore photo
Major Midget Rep Demons pick up three of four points Jeff Moore Record Staff FINCH — The North Dundas Major Midget Rep Demons had two games this past week as they welcomed the Kemptville Panthers on Thursday night and travelled to Finch on Friday night. Demons 2 Braves 2 The North Dundas Major Midget Rep Demons travelled to the Finch Arena to take on the NGS Braves on Fri., Dec. 16, in the UCMHL. After a scoreless first period, the Demons
opened the scoring when Cameron Reid snapped one home from Brandon VanBruinessen and Justin Shay at 2:43 of the second period. The Braves tied the game as Zach Maloney scored from Tyler Robinson and Keagan Garner at 6:37 and took their first lead of the game at 7:44 as Robbie Metcalfe scored from Tyler Konink. The Braves took a 2-1 lead into the third period. The Demons tied the
game when Aaron Turcotte slammed one home from Drew Cotnam and Shay at 9:32 of the third period. Neither team could find the back of the net for the game winner as the teams settled for a two-all draw. Demons 6 Panthers 1 The North Dundas Major Midget Rep Demons welcomed the Kemptville Panthers to the Joel Steele Community Centre in Winchester on Thurs., Dec. 15, in the UCMHL. The Panthers opened the scoring
just 17 seconds into the first period to take a 1-0 lead but the Demons answered at 3:52 when Jacob Robinson slapped one home from Brandon VanBruinessen and Curtis Barkley to tie the
game at one. The Demons took their first lead of the game when Justin Shay snapped one to the back of the net from Cameron Reid and Brandon VanBruinessen at 10:45 and took a 2-1 lead into the second period. The Demons made it 3-1 when Austin Berube scored from Robinson and Mitchell VanBruinessen with just 1:25 showing on the clock in the second frame. The Demons took the 3-1 lead into the third period. The Demons made it 4-1 when Reid scored from Brandon
VanBruinessen and Shay just 1:05 into the third period. The Demons made it a 51 game when Robinson scored his second of the game from Brandon VanBruinessen and Avery Holmes at 15:03 and 6-1 at 15:33 as Reid scored his second of the game unassisted. The Demons took the game 6-1. The Demons sit in third place in the East Division with three wins, five losses and four ties. Picking up the win in the Demons’ goal was Bayden Carr.
Bantam B Rep Demons tame Panthers
Jeff Moore Record Staff WINCHESTER — The North Dundas Bantam B Rep Demons had just the one game this past week as they welcomed the Kemptville Panthers on Wednesday night. Demons 6 Panthers 1 The North Dundas Bantam B Rep Demons welcomed the Kemptville Panthers to the Joel Steele Community Centre in Winchester on Wed., Dec. 14, in the UCMHL. With time winding down in the first period, the Demons opened the scoring with just 37 seconds remaining as Jayden Rowe sniped one from Kobey Young and Max Paquette to take a 1-0 lead. Before the period drew to a close, the Demons made it 2-0 with just 20 seconds remaining, as Owen Fetterly scored from Justin Dagenais and Cole Chapman and took the 2-0 lead into the second period. The Panthers got one back at 7:37 of the second period but the Demons retook the two-goal lead when Curtis Bell slapped one home from Cam Sherrer and Nolan Henry at 9:09. The Demons took a 3-1 lead into the third period. The Demons made it 4-1 when Xavier Leclerc scored from Jaymen Heuff at 5:04 of the third period and 5-1 at 7:28 as Leclerc scored his second of the game from Heuff. The Demons closed out the scoring when Henry slapped one home from Owen Richardson and Cam Sherrer at 10:18. The Demons took the game and sit atop the East Division with 22 points with 10 wins, three losses and two ties. Picking up the win in the Demons’ goal was Liam Antille.
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The North Dundas Bantam B Rep Demons welcomed the Kemptville Panthers to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Wed., Dec. 14, in the UCMHL. The Demons’ Xavier Leclerc (4) led the way with two goals as the Demons dumped the Panthers 6-1. Moore photo
The Metcalfe Jets’ hockey team was saddened after their President and General Manager George Giroux passed away suddenly last week. Giroux was only 58 years old. The Vikings held a brief ceremony before the game in Giroux’s honour. Both teams lined up at their respective blue lines while there was a brief remembrance of Giroux. Giroux has owned the team for the past 10 years and was instrumental in the formation of the new CCHL2 when the league transitioned from the EOJHL. Giroux was a silent type but he had a strong passion for hockey. In a show of respect, the Vikings crossed centre ice and shook hands with the Jets’ players and coaches. Moore photo
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Vikings put exclamation mark on their weekend Jeff Moore Record Staff CASSELMAN — With all the other teams and leagues cancelling weekend games, the Vikings played three this past week. The Vikings travelled to the Brockville Memorial Centre to take on the Tikis on Wednesday night, and they welcomed the Metcalfe Jets on Thursday night and the Westport Rideaus on Sunday afternoon. Vikings 8 Rideaus 1 Casselman Vikings welcomed the Westport Rideaus to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Sun., Dec. 18, in the CCHL2. The Vikings were coming off a tough loss against the Metcalfe Jets in an emotional game but they were still in second place, five points ahead of the Jets in the Martin Division and eight points behind the firstplace Ottawa West Golden Knights. The Rideaus sat in sixth place in the Richardson Division and have struggled with consistency this season. The Vikings opened the scoring just 58 seconds into the first period on a goal by Jeremie Lefebvre from Ethan
Wensink and Ryan Wells taking a 1-0 lead. The Vikings made it 2-0 at 1:30 when Wells scored from Lefebvre and Samuel Gosselin but the Rideaus got one back at 7:07 when they were awarded a penalty shot after their player was hooked on a breakaway. The Vikings took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. The Vikings began the second period the same way they opened the first scoring two early goals. The first came at 2:04 when Luke Paquette scored his first goal of the season when he snapped one home from the point from Wells and Lefebvre to make it 3-1. The second came at 2:15 when Cory McCrudden snuck one to the back of the net from Harrison Wood and Kyle Millett. The Vikings made it 5-1 when Brendan Doherty sniped one on the power play from Ethan Wensink and Isaac Barr at 4:32. The Rideaus found themselves with a chance to get one back on a power play but it was the Vikings’ Carter Malette scoring a shorthanded goal at 5:47
The Casselman Vikings welcomed Adam Baxter back to their lineup on Wed., Dec. 14, when they travelled to Brockville to take on the Tikis. Baxter was on the Vikings’ championship team last spring chipping in four goals in 10 games. He also played 12 regular season games with the Vikings where he scored three goals and had four assists. Moore photo
from Lefebvre and Tyler Somers. The Vikings took a 6-1 lead into the second intermission. The Vikings were not done scoring yet as Doherty scored his second of the game from Barr and Gosselin on the power play at 13:56 of the third period. The Vikings closed out the scoring when Lefebvre scored his second of the game and fifth point at 17:53 on an unassisted goal. The Vikings took the game with a one-sided 8-1 victory. Picking up the win in the Vikings’ goal was Seth Carter making 19 saves on 20 shots. Jets 3 Vikings 1 The Casselman Vikings welcomed the Metcalfe Jets to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Dec. 15, in the CCHL2. The Vikings went into the game in second place with 45 points four points behind the Ottawa West Golden Knights and nine points ahead of the Jets in third place. The Metcalfe Jets hockey team was saddened after their President and General Manager George Giroux passed away suddenly last week. In his honour, the Vikings had a brief ceremony and went over to the Jets to offer condolences before the game started. The Jets opened the scoring with just 1:32 remaining in the first period as Joey Farago scored from Nick Rowan on a five-onthree power play. The Jets made it 2-0 with just one second remaining as Andrew Burke slid one home again on a five-on-three power play from Cameron Sinclair. The Jets took that lead into the first intermission. The Jets outshot the Vikings 9-6 in the second period but neither team could find the back of the net. The Jets carried the 2-0 lead into the second intermission. The Vikings finally got on the board when Mathieu Grandmont scored from Kalvin Cormier and the
The Casselman Vikings welcomed the Westport Rideaus to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Sun., Dec. 18, in the CCHL2. The Vikings’ Jeremie Lefebvre celebrates a goal scored by his teammate Ryan Wells (19) to give the Vikings a 2-0 lead early in the opening period. The Vikings went on to take the game 8-1. Lefebvre had a five-point night scoring two goals and setting up three others. Wells had a goal and two asssists. Moore photo returning Adam Baxter at 10:40 of the third period. The Vikings were getting ready to pull their goalie but the Jets sealed the deal when Rowan scored from Burke with just 1:17 remaining in the game. The Vikings did get their goalie out for the extra attacker but couldn’t score as the Jets sealed the deal with a 3-1 victory. Picking up the win in the Jets’ goal was Kenneth Nichol making 32 saves on 33 shots and suffering the loss in the Vikings’ goal was Seth Carter making 27 saves on 30 shots. Vikings 2 Tikis 1 The Casselman Vikings travelled to the Brockville Memorial Centre to take on the Tikis on Wed., Dec. 14, in the CCHL2. The Vikings were coming off a two-win weekend the previous week and looked to continue the momentum. The Vikings sat in second place in the Martin Division with 43 points and were six points behind the Ottawa West Golden Knights in first and seven points
ahead of the Metcalfe Jets in third. The Tikis sat in second last in the Richardson Division with 12 wins and 18 losses on the season. The Tikis opened the scoring at 9:46 of the first period to take a 1-0 lead. The Vikings outshot the Tikis 10-8 but couldn’t bury any of their chances as the Tikis took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission. The Vikings tied the game at 14:08 of the second period on a goal by Harrison Wood from Samuel Gosselin and Ethan Wensink. The Vikings took their first lead of the game when Adam Baxter sniped one from Ryan Wells and Wensink with just 12
seconds remaining in the middle frame. The Vikings took the 2-1 lead into the second intermission. The Vikings outshot the Tikis by a two-toone margin in the third period 10-5 but neither team was able to score as the Vikings hung on for the 2-1 victory. Picking up the win in the Vikings’ goal was Seth Carter making 19 saves on 20 shots. Up next The Vikings welcome the Perth Blue Wings to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Dec. 22, at 8 p.m. The Vikings will be off for the Christmas holidays until Thurs., Jan. 5, when they welcome the Alexandria Glens.
The Vikings honoured the passing of the Metcalfe Jets’ George Giroux by putting his name on the visitors’ spot on the clock above the ice surface. Giroux passed away last week after a short battle with cancer.
Panthers remain in first heading into break Jeff Moore Record Staff EMBRUN — The Embrun Panthers were scheduled for two games this past weekend as they welcomed the Vankleek Hill Cougars on Friday night and were to play in Cumberland Saturday night but the Saturday game was postponed due to inclement weather. Panthers 7 Cougars 4 The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Vankleek Hill Cougars to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Dec. 16, in the NCJHL. The Panthers went into the game in first place but led by just three points over the Gatineau HullVolant. The Cougars went into the game in sole possession of sixth place. The Panthers opened the scoring when Philippe Brunet slapped one home from the right circle from Nathan Bols and Cody Lavictoire at
7:40 of the first period to take a 1-0 lead. The Cougars tied the game at 9:56 but the Panthers answered with a shorthanded goal at 10:49 when Josh Renaud scored on a perfectly placed shot over the Cougars’ goalie’s blocker side high from Connor Roth and Martin Carriere retaking the lead. The Panthers made it 3-1 on another shorthanded goal on the same penalty as Renaud scored on a breakaway unassisted at 11:25. The Panthers made it 4-1 when Renaud completed his hat trick at 15:02 from Michael Cogan on the power play and took that lead into the first intermission. The Panthers made it 5-1 when Bols scored at 4:43 of the second period from Lavictoire and goalie Reilly Tondreau. The Panthers continued to pressure and made it 6-1 as Justin Raymond
fired one home from Daniel Cogan and Mikael Gibeault at 9:31. The Cougars got one back at 10:57 and trailed the Panthers 6-2 heading into the dressing room for the second intermission. The Cougars cut into the Panthers’ lead again at 4:15 of the third period but the Panthers answered right back at just four seconds later as Gibeault scored from Daniel Cogan and Raymond to make it 7-3. The Cougars scored to make it a 74 game at 12:36 but it was too little too late as the Panthers took the game 7-4. Picking up his first win in the NCJHL was Reilly Tondreau in goal for the Panthers. Up next The Panthers are off for two weeks during the Christmas holidays and return to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Jan. 6, at 8 p.m.
The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Vankleek Hill Cougars to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Dec. 16, in the NCJHL. The Panthers’ Philippe Brunet (12) opened the scoring on this play in the first period as the Cougars’ defender Francis Chartrand tries to deflect the puck away from his net. Brunet has nine goals and seven assists in 21 games with the Panthers this season. Moore photo
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Multi-million dollar expansion planned for Embrun independent seniors complex Candice Vetter Villager Staff EMBRUN – The Centre J. Urgel Forget Township of Russell Non-Profit Housing Corporation recently announced that it will be adding another 21 units to the existing 45-unit complex at 151 Centenaire Street in Embrun. “We have been upgrading our existing facilities over the past few years and are now ready to add another 14 one-bedroom units and seven two-bedroom units,” said President of Centre J. Urgel Forget Carmen Lascelle, in a media release. “The board members have developed an excellent expansion plan and are now completing their financing arrangements for the project,” said Russell Mayor Pierre Leroux. “I am very pleased that the United Counties of Prescott and Russell have approved the project and are recommending it to the Ministry of Housing.” Conceptual plans have been prepared
and initial site plan control issues have been reviewed with the township. The proposed $5,200,000 addition is a 21-unit two-storey apartment building which will include 14 affordable units and seven market units. They will include three accessible units. “We have put together a professional project team and have completed a comprehensive business plan for the project,” said Chair of the Development Committee for the board, Jean Dignard. “We hope to have all of our financing completed shortly and to be in a position to get a building permit by the spring of next year. We are targeting to have the twostorey 21-unit building completed by early 2018 and to be able to have occupancy before the spring of 2018.” The waiting list for occupancy in the new building is long, says Francine Martel, property manager for Centre J. Urgel Forget. “We have almost 100 persons or couples who have completed application
forms for the new units. We are reviewing these now and expect more applications as the project moves ahead.” She also said about 50 per cent of the applicants come from Embrun. The existing property is approximately three acres in size. Part of the property is developed including a two-storey apartment building with parking and landscaped areas. The existing building is a two-storey structure and includes 45 one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Both affordable and market units are available to clients. The Centre’s mission is to provide rental housing to seniors, who are aged 60+, who
come from the Prescott/Russell area and who are capable of living independently. Centre J. Urgel Forget is a Township of Russell non-profit housing corporation, formed in 1983. Russell Township Council passed a resolution fully supporting the expansion project and a number of community organizations have written letters of support for the project. Members of the Board of Directors are President Carmen Lascelle, Vice-president Claude Gagné, Treasurer Nathalie Mills, Directors Jeannine Forgues, Jean Dignard, François Gignac, and Michel Dagenais; and Property Manager Francine Martel.
More funds for Sports Dome
On Thurs., Dec. 15, Russell Scotiabank employees attended at the Corvinelli Homes sales office in Russell to present funds it matched with Corvinelli Homes, donating its maximum matching funds of $5,000 to the Russell Township Sports Dome project. To date the project has raised close to $80,000.00. This is the second major donation received from Corvinelli Homes for the Sports Dome. Shown here are Judy Hubbard of Corvinelli, Doug Anthony of the Kin Club, John Corvinelli, and Jennifer Bergeron and Lynne Rochon of Scotiabank. Courtesy photo
Learning to skate in Russell
The Russell Skating Club held its last lesson for 2016 last Wed., Dec. 14 at the Russell Arena, with badges and ribbons handed out to the skaters in their progressive levels. The CanSkate learn-to-skate program is designed for beginners of all ages with lessons in a group and led by certified professional coaches with assistance by trained program assistants. In the photos are coaches and assistants with the different age groups participating in the fun learning sessions. Carruthers photos
Butterfly Miles reap dollars
“Where young musicians come to play”
The final music lessons of the Musically Inclined studio, owned by Heather KossHuisman of Russell, were highlighted by their Christmas Concert 2016 held at the Russell United Church on Fri., Dec. 16. It was an enjoyable hour-long recital followed by refreshments for the parents and family who attended. Photo above, three of the senior students with teacher Koss-Huisman perform a tune with “five hands” playing. Above photo, six of the younger pianists as the “Rockets” dance and sing to Rock ’N Roll Santa during a brief intermission.
Russell Scotiabank recently presented Marchons for Jonathan Butterfly Mile Vice-president Doug Anthony with a cheque for $5,000 to go to the DEBRA Foundation in support of Jonathan Pitre, who is in the United States awaiting a second bone marrow transplant to treat his rare condition, epidermolysis bullosa. From left are Lynsey Eikelboom, Lee McDonell, Jennifer Bergeron, Suzanne Bolduc, Peggy Marchessault, Doug Anthony and Lynne Rochon. Courtesy photo
Food Bank nets $24,000 in donations EMBRUN—Chantal Mercier, Vicepresident of Good Neighbours Food Bank in Embrun, reports that the eighth annual food drive, which took place on Sat., Dec. 10 at the Co-op Independent in Embrun, collected $24,000 in cash and food donations, an amount about
$3,000 more than last year. Over 50 volunteers helped out throughout the day, including many from businesses, schools, politicians, police and the food bank. The bus was not only filled, but had to be emptied a few times because it was full.
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