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For a woman who makes her living telling stories, when Jan Andrews found herself in the ironic position of not being able to tell anyone about being given an Order of Canada - for 20 days no less. Speaking on the phone from Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 3, Andrews, a Lanark Highlands Township resident, said it was a "deathly secret" not to tell anyone. "There is a certain irony," she said with a quiet laugh.

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The second phase of the rocky ramp replacement for the old Haggart Dams is scheduled to commence this fall, along with rehabilitation of the Craig Street bridge. Town staff brought Perth town council up to date on several big infrastructure projects planned for 2017, and those just completed in 2016. The Craig Street bridge rehabilitation will cost about $360,000, and

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will commence this spring, while reconstruction on Church and Boulton streets will commence this summer. Looking back on 2016, the environmental services department celebrated several infrastructure highlights: * Overlay of Gore Street and Market Square, for $120,000. * Completion of the first phase of Laurie Weir/Metroland the rocky ramp Haggart Dam replace- The Perth Polar Bear Plunge took place under mild temperatures with ment, resulting in no spring flooding some sun on Jan. 1 as 83 plungers raised more than $28,000 for the in Stewart Park. See BIG DIG page P4

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It was a beauty of a day in more ways than one. Outside, the temperature reached a balmy -3°C, while the inside temperature chart hit $28,000 for the cause. This year's 24th annual Perth Polar Bear Plunge enticed participants from as far away as Cumberland to help raise funds for the Lanark County Interval House. It was a chance to bring in 2017 for a cause close to many hearts. Erin Lee, executive director of Interval House, donned in her colourful tutu, jumped alongside friend John MacTavish, and raised more than $6,000 herself. "Talking about kicking (2017) off real... it's awesome," she said, as she summarized the reason for the staggering support, is that the community wants to support the organization that helps women and children who have been in abusive relationships. "I hope people recognize that violence is everywhere in our community and it's not going to go away unless we work as a community to end it," Lee said. "I think that the community is making a statement (today) and by that I mean they're standing against violence in our community and anywhere that it exists. As a community we can actually make this different." Lee jumped for the first time. "It was wonderful... until I took a deep breath instead of a shallow one," she said with a laugh. "But otherwise, it was quite exhilarating, and I got to jump with John MacTavish, who is the executive director of HARS (HIV/ AIDS Regional Services). “He retired from jumping, but once he found out I was jumping for Lanark County Interval House, he came out of retirement and we jumped together. So it was great to be able to do that with John." The money raised, will go to the general coffers of the Interval House's fundraising pot. "Every year, we have to raise a portion of our operating budget, so that money will be well used to go to support programs of Lanark County Interval House. That could mean anything like children's programs, children's outreach, art therapy; it could be any of our programs where we see there is a shortfall. We have programs that are not funded, so our public education program which is really essential if we are going to look at prevention. There is no funding for that, or for our volunteer coordinator, our sexual assault program doesn't have full 100 per cent funding. We use the money to make sure our programs and services are available to women and their children who need it." Interval House needs to raise over $100,000, outside what their Good as New store raises. "This is a huge chunk for us," Lee

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said. "Certainly, we did not expect self during the presentations). Gentle the amount that we got and we are brought in $5,453. thrilled with the support from the "I couldn't do it without the supcommunity." port of my sponsors," she said. The best named group was a group Special mentions of young dads from around the area. The youngest jumper this year was Fathers are Really Tough - FART John Newman of Almonte, who will received a lot of chuckles and encourturn four at the end of the month. "I aging words when they stood, ready to was pretty brave," he told his parents, jump. Crystal and Thad, who joined him for Afterwards, the men said they the jump into the Tay Canal alongside thought it would be a great idea this the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch year - their first time - to help ward 95. off the Jan. 1 hangover they anticipatThe Frigid Bitches was the top team ed. But they didn't have too big of a for fundraising, bringing in $4,545. party on New Year's Eve; instead they Eva Gentle, in her seventh jump, celebrated with the jump on Jan. 1. was the highest raising individual, See PLUNGE page 7 (behind Lee, who didn't recognize her-

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Build a Mountain of Food celebrates decade anniversary with banner 2016 numbers BY DESMOND DEVOY

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A decade long, a decade strong. The Build a Mountain of Food campaign, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, over a six-week period this past November and December, visiting 11 communities, collected a startling 164,695 lbs. of food, and $108,982.41 in cash donations. The big numbers were revealed at a thank you luncheon for supporters at Farrell Hall in Perth on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 8. Every year, organizer Hugh Colton said he faces the same dilemma - "How are we going to beat last year?" This year, there was no let up in community support which saw people in need get food support, and to "keep every year moving forward...to have filled the shelves of 11 community food banks," said Colton. "Nobody should go hungry, especially children." Broken down by community, the numbers revealed on the big board on Sunday afternoon

were as follows: • Almonte and Carleton Place (Nov. 12): 19,081 lbs. of food, and $11,761.57 in cash; • Lanark Village (Nov. 19): 2,664 lbs. of food, and $6,008.39 in cash; • Perth (Nov. 19): 50,716 lbs. of food, and $20,853.57 in cash; • Smiths Falls (Nov. 26): 79,035 lbs. of food, and $30,491.62 in cash; • Westport (Dec. 3): 3,472 lbs. of food, and $13,726.01 in cash; • Elgin (Dec. 3): 1,632 lbs. of food, and $7,137.06 in cash; • Portland (Dec. 10): 3,629 lbs. of food, and $11,175.67 in cash; • Merrickville (Dec. 10): 1,393 lbs. of food, and $371.91 in cash; • Athens (Dec. 17): 2,393 lbs. of food, and $4,148.01 in cash; and, • Delta (Dec. 17): 680 lbs. of food, and $3,308.60 in cash. Colton also pointed out that, in the past 10 years, the campaign has not only expanded the number of communities it serves, but 2016's totals have

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Left, the audience rises to its feet at Farrell Hall for a standing ovation, once the final numbers for the 10th anniversary Build a Mountain of Food campaign were announced on Sunday, Jan. 8. Below far left, organizer Hugh Colton points out some of the amazing numbers during a PowerPoint presenation. Below left, Rosalyn Craig, to the fore, was singled out for praise, as the “youngest bulldozer operator,” for operating the mechanized mini bulldozer on the Build a Mountain of Food Santa Claus Parade float. Desmond Devoy/METROLAND

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• Westport: Kudrinko’s, supporting the Westport Food Bank; • Elgin: Gordanier Freshmart, supporting the Elgin Food Bank; • Portland: Portland Royal Bank of Canada and LCBO, supporting the Portland Food Bank; • Merrickville: Merrickville Food Market, supporting the Merrickville Lions Club’s Christmas hamper campaign; • Athens: Athens Fresh Market, supporting the Athens Food Bank; and, • Delta: Delta Country Market, supporting the Delta Food Bank. Colton commended his boss at Town and Country Chrysler in Smiths Falls, Brad Kyle, for his ongoing support of the campaign. He also gave a shout out to Tony Hendriks for going in to participating grocery stores ahead of time to tag food bank items on shelves. While many grocery stores have pre-packaged bags for people to conveniently pick up, thanks to Hendriks, “you can see the items that food banks need when you go up and down

the aisles.” While there were far too many contributors and citizens to count, who made 2016 another success (and while this is by no means a comprehensive list), Colton commended groups like the Lanark and District Labour Council, led by president Danny Whitmore. Whitmore’s group donated $2,500 to be dispersed among the four food banks in Lanark County. From the labour movement to the artistic community, the Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association donated a portion of their proceeds generated from their Holly Jolly Art Sale in the student common room of the Perth campus of Algonquin College, to the campaign. Even non-supermarket businesses stepped up. In Smiths Falls, the firstever “Let’s Can Hunger” challenge was initiated between the Gallipeau Centre and Tweed, the town’s medical marijuana factory. This year’s winner was the Gallipeau Centre. Medical help of another kind can always be found with the Lanark County ambulance services, who were out in force on the weekend of

Dec. 13-14, filling five ambulances full of food, about 8,000 or so lbs. of food, and $5,141.25 in cash. Kevin Grimes’ Re/Max Affiliates Realty Ltd. also go into the act, with teams knocking door-to-door in Smiths Falls and Carleton Place on the days of their respective Santa Claus parades, soliciting donations. They too collected more than 8,000 lbs. of food and $1,500 in cash donations. Some businesses stepped up with donations that were neither food nor cash, but which were still much-needed, like Smiths Falls-based Rideau Home Hardware Building Centre’s donation of 3,000 lights on Build a Mountain’s new Santa Claus Parade float, which did the rounds this year of various parades in the region and earned many ribbons for best float. Meanwhile, the Smiths Falls Firefighters Association was also able to blaze up some big numbers of their own, with 3,720 lbs. of food, and $984 in cash donations. “You took it to a whole other level,” said Colton, looking around the hall, filled to capacity. “These numbers are over the top.”

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The fathers have 10 children between them and hail from the Perth, Lanark Highlands area. “We’ll do it again next year,” said Jared McAdam, who corralled his friends to join him this year. “It was a great cause and a lot of fun.” Also joining him were Jesse Storimer, Joseph Sawan, and Kevin Carter. The best team costume went to a group from Ottawa, Sesquicentennials. They included Kyle Flavell, Tony Leon, Olivia Leon and Marisa Seary. For the Leons, it was their third jump, while each year, they have brought someone new to the action. Their costume was painted on their bellies, depicting Canada’s 150th birthday. Ramsey Hart, the executive director at The Table, was named for the best costume, even though he lost his diaper as the New Year’s Baby. His pink top hat stayed afloat - barely, as he made a jump for the cause. Next year, the Polar Plunge will benefit The Table Community Food Centre. “The Polar Bear Plunge is a great way to bring people together to support important local causes and The Table is excited to be involved with next year’s event,” Hart said. “Interval House set a high bar Laurie Weir/METROLAND with their efforts this year and we are ready for the challenge of meeting The first jumpers of the day make the leap during the 2017 Polar Plunge in Perth Jan. 1. They are Dave Lavit. A huge thanks to the organizing ery, Eva Gentle, Erin Lee, executive director of Interval House, and her jumping partner, John MacTavish.

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Mary is pleased to discover her teacher uses the hanky she gave her Miss Crosby, as always, was at school by the time the first one of us arrived in the morning. My brother Emerson once suggested he wouldn't be a bit surprised if she slept there all night. The Christmas holidays were over, and we were right back into the usual routine at the Northcote School. And every morning I looked for the special gift I had given Miss Crosby the night of our Christmas concert. And then, just after we had been back a few days, there it was. The white hanky I had given her, tucked into the cuff of her dress, with one corner sticking out just far enough that I could see the red rose that had been embroidered on it. Miss Crosby, ever cautious not

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to single one pupil out, gave no sign that she was wearing my gift. But I knew it was the one I had given her, and that was all that mattered. I had a hard time paying attention to my lessons that day, and wanted so badly to tell everyone that the hanky, which had cost 19 cents at Walker's Store in Renfrew, was now tucked neatly into the cuff of my teacher's dress sleeve. And as often happened to me, my mind wandered that day. With my work done and my scribbler closed, I thought a lot about hankies. Girls and women called them hankies, whereas boys and men called them handkerchiefs. Father's weren't fancy or white like Uncle Lou's. Father's

LETTER TO THE EDITOR were either navy or red with dots and squares. He wore his tucked into his back pocket, and it served many purposes besides being used to blow his nose. It cleaned pieces of machinery, wiped the toes of his Sunday shoes, and polished his pipe. My sister Audrey and I had what we called school hankies, which were plain white squares, and then we had one special one which we took to church

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case a brother decided to help himself to a penny or two. That day in school, when I let my mind wander, I thought too of Mother and her hankies. She had several fancy hankies, one of which she always carried in her purse. And before going into town, or to visit, she took her bottle of “Evening In Paris” cologne, and gave the hankie a good dash so that every time she opened her purse, she smelled like the perfume counter at Ritza’s Drug Store in Renfrew. Of course, these hankies were never used for their original purpose...no, that was when the square patch of white linen came into use. It was Aunt Lizzie from Regina whose hankies gave me the most interest. Of course, hers were of the finest linen, and not one was just a plain hankie. They were edged in lace, were bigger than the one’s Mother had, and were as white as the driven snow, and many had fine coloured embroidery on the corners. But it was what she did with them that interested me more. Aunt Lizzie was what Mother called “well endowed” which took me ages to figure out. She too kept her hankies well sprinkled with toilet water. Which meant you always knew

where she was. Even if she walked by the back of your chair, you caught the scent of the toilet water. Lacking a place to put her hankie if she wasn’t going anywhere in particular, she would plunge it down the front of her dress into goodness knows where. And when she needed it, she wasn’t the least bit embarrassed to reach in, grab it out, use it, and cram it back into the cavity from where it came. There was a lot to think about when it came to hankies. And so that day after Christmas, when Miss Crosby had my present tucked into the sleeve of her dress, I hoped that she would do something to show that she liked what I had given her at the Christmas concert. And then, just before school was let out at the end of the day, she pulled the hankie out of her sleeve, gently patted the end of her nose, looked down at the 18 of us waiting to be dismissed and her eyes rested on me and a faint smile came to her lips. And then she tucked the hankie back into her sleeve. That was all I needed. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www.smashwords. com and type MaryRCook for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@sympatico.ca.

personally. To help reach the goal of enlarging the centre, the all-women's Shout Sister Choir from Brockville is coming to sing at the Station Theatre. Expect great singing, familiar songs and hand-clap-

ping music. What is Shout Sister Choir? Georgette Fry started the choirs in 2002 in Kingston; the Brockville choir began in 2005 and has grown to about 60 members under Fry's direction. In all, there are

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incident. The operator had been engaged in snow clearing at the time. Thirty-five-year-old Michael Cadreau of Carleton Place has been charged with one count of driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. He was released on a promise to appear at the provincial court in Perth. Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police

23 choirs. These choirs, says Nancy Grieg, manager of all 23, are for women who were told as children they couldn't sing. "That's not fair," she adds, explaining that children's voices are often undeveloped at early ages. So now there's a place for these women who love to sing but were always hesitant to pursue that delight. In Smiths Falls, the Wednesday evening will be broken into two sets with each set eight or nine

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cation for vulnerable girls with little to no education. Some of the girls have been married off at a young age, undergone female genital mutilation, and/or have been subjected to multiple abuses. They have not had the opportunity to be educated, or learn new skills. At the centre, they are taught computer skills, sewing, farming and other trades; this education changes their lives forever - for them, their families and even their communities. But the centre's current size isn't big enough for the number of girls - so Nancy is returning to Kenya on Feb. 8 to continue her work. All of the money donated, 100 per cent of it, is used for Kenyans. Nancy and all other volunteers donate their time and cover their expenses

songs. The music is eclectic - pop, Motown, folk, country and blues. Favourites like Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, Gordon Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy, and k.d. lang's Constant Craving could be among them. Or, concertgoers could hear The Rose, The Water is Wide or a Tragically Hip song. The event is sponsored by Smiths Falls and District Arts and Culture Council. Submitted by Smiths Falls and District Arts and Culture Council

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Award-winning film to be screened in Almonte for birds fundraiser Birds have something to tell us. The award-winning documentary film, The Messenger, is coming to Almonte. Canadian director Su Rynard's visionary film will be showing for one night only at Almonte Old Town Hall. The film is a joint Canada/France production by SongbirdSOS Productions and Films a Cinq/ ARTE. Since its world premiere at Toronto's 2015 Hot Docs Film Festival, The Messenger has impressed audiences around the world. This essential film has significant global implications and argues that the decline of songbirds signals an uncertain shift in an already fragile ecosystem, while warning that the uncertain fate of songbirds mirrors our own. Screening information is as follows: 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Almonte Old Town Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5, with all proceeds to the Bird Studies Canada "The Messenger" Impact Campaign. The screening, hosted by the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN), will be followed by a question and answer discussion. The film's director had noticed birds "disappearing" from around her family cottage northeast of Toronto: "For me, the first step was to simply stop, listen and see for myself what was going on in the skies above. The next step [was] this film,"

to the flights and songs of birds. Today once more, the birds have something to tell us," said Rynard. "(Ultimately) I believe people are compassionate, intelligent, and capable of change. Real change occurs when people begin to positively care, and

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The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists are bringing a screening of the award-winning documentary film, The Messenger, to Almonte Old Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 19. The film deals with the decline of songbirds. said Rynard. Indeed, according to Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, author of Silence of the Songbirds, "What we're seeing with these songbird declines is 40 or 50 years in a row of the populations getting lower and lower. So we have only half the birds we did back in the 1960s." Beautifully filmed in Canada (Toronto, Alberta's boreal forest, and elsewhere), Costa Rica, Germany, France, The Netherlands and the US, The Messenger excels, with an international panel of remarkable participants - expert scientists and artists whose insightful knowledge and passion moviegoers strongly connect with. To name a few: Dr. Bridget Stutchbury; University of Saskatchewan's, Dr. Christy Morrisey, the young eco-toxicologist whose research on impacts of new pesticides on prairie

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farmland and wetland birds is revealing vital clues to what's going wrong; German composer/DJ Dominik Eulberg whose contribution "reconciled his love of ornithology, with his talent, skill and experience in techno music;" and ecologist Alejandra Martinez-Salinas, in Costa Rica, whose current work focuses on the role of birds in control of coffee berry borer, an important coffee pest worldwide. "Without a doubt, The Messenger is the most outstanding film I've seen on birds. The fact that it is so strongly sciencebased, so emotive in its pitch, so beautiful in its design it captivates me and everyone who has had a chance to see it," noted Steven Price, president, Bird Studies Canada. The Messenger brings hope also. "In ancient times, to predict the future, humans looked

Over the last number of years, the Canadian dollar has had many ups and downs against its U.S. counterpart. In 2002, the loonie hit a low of 61.98 cents, climbed to parity (and beyond) in 2007 and several times thereafter, and has been trading in the mid-seventy cent range for some time now*. What are the major drivers of the US$/C$ exchange rate and what does our currently weak Canadian dollar mean for investors? Let’s take a closer look. Some experts have categorized the Canadian dollar as a petrocurrency** -- that is, a currency that rises and falls with oil prices – and Canada is, after all, an oil-producing country with large oil exports. But other experts*** see a number of interrelated drivers behind the rise and fall of the Canadian dollar, including: • A strong Canadian economy raises demand for the loonie, and hence its value, on international markets, while a weak economy lowers demand and reduces its value. • When Canadian interest rates are lower than U.S. rates, the loonie typically weakens. • Lower inflation in Canada relative to the U.S. can raise the value of the loonie, while lower inflation in the U.S. can lower its value.

Jan. 16 CFUW meeting tackles topic of education for girls, women in Afghanistan "A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others." This is an Afghan proverb and is very appropriate for the first meeting of 2017 for the Canadian Federation of University Women. The topic for this month is Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) and the evening promises to be very inspiring. The goal of CW4WAfghan is to advance education to Afghan women and their families. This organization also works to educate Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan. The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is excited to welcome CW4WAfghan back to our club for an update on the educational progress that has occurred in Afghanistan over the past year. Please join us on Monday, Jan. 16 at the Royal Canadian Legion building at 26 Beckwith Street East in Perth at 7 p.m. to

you can feel this in the film...we have launched an impact campaign with Bird Studies Canada birdscanada.org. We aim to connect people who care with ways they can help." For further details of the Almonte screening visit mvfn. ca. Admission will be free for

hear more about this dynamic organization. Returning to our club to share information is Madeliene Tarasick, national president of CW4WAfghan, as well as one of the members of the board of directors, Margaret Stewart. A history of CW4WAfghan will be reviewed as well as ways to become involved. Canadian Women For Women in Afghanistan is a non-profit, member-based organization founded in 1996. This organization has ongoing educational and fundraising activities in Canada. It also provides a human rights education initiative to provide Canadian and Afghan educators with free online resources. In Afghanistan, three million girls are back in school and will change the course of their country's future. However, more than half of school age girls are still unable to access classrooms and only 20 per cent of young Af-

ghan women are literate. This can and will change thanks to the work and dedication of organizations such as Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Mark Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. on your calendar as this is one presentation not to be missed. CFUW is so excited to have this organization back with us as we sponsor this group on the international stage. Come early and share a cup of coffee and fellowship with us. CFUW is an organization of women linked locally, nationally and internationally, to promote quality education, encourage participation in public affairs and improve the status of girls and women, all in an atmosphere of cooperation, fun and friendship. More information about CFUW Perth & District is available on our website: www.cfuwperth-district.com.

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History meets Twilight Zone in Studio Theatre's new thriller Scotland Road We've all seen too many movie and theatre slogans that promise "an experience you won't soon forget!" Nine times out of ten, those are the shows you mentally ash-can before you leave the parking lot. Let's face it, the half-life of most entertainments these days is about five minutes. Luckily, there are still a few plays that truly engage us, living in our memories long enough to discuss, question, and explore more deeply, long after the lights come up. Scotland Road is one of those precious few. This thought-provoking thriller by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher has it all: a tantalising premise, a torn-from-theheadlines mystery, and enough twists and turns to keep us on a knife-edge of anticipation throughout. Inspired by an actual tabloid headline, the play begins in modern times as a fishing trawler rescues a young woman floating on an iceberg off the coast of Iceland. The questions this unlikely scenario poses are as impenetrable as the iceberg itself: How did she get there? Where did she come from? And why is she dressed in early 20th century clothing? The cold, hungry woman utters only a single word: "Titanic." Her dramatic declaration suggests the impossible, that something from the legendary 1912 disaster has resurfaced from the depths of time. John, a man obsessed with the 100 year-old tragedy, brings the young woman to an

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Visit to London’s Soane Museum enchanting experience "Your Museum is permanently magical, for the enchantments of art are eternal. Some in Poems have raised fine architectural edifices, but most rare have been those who have discovered when they had finished their house, if such a house can ever be said to be finished, that they had built a Poem." Isaac D'Israeli to Sir John Soane, 1836 D'Israeli, an eminent writer, scholar and the father of future British Prime Minister Benjamin D'Israeli, was moved to write the above "review" after touring the home/museum of John Soane, a highly respected London neo-classical architect. I receive a lot of positive feedback from readers about the travel columns I produce. Some of my writing focuses on lesser known sites in the United Kingdom and Europe. On every successive trip I try to add two or three such places to my life's list. London, the fascinating capital city of Great Britain, features a list of excellent museums, historic homes, parks, pubs, sports venues and districts which on inspection appears endless. In truth it would take foreign visitors several lifetimes to do them all justice. However, by doing some online investigating, browsing at the library or by speaking to people familiar with the city you will soon focus in on the locations which are most likely

to be of interest should you choose to visit London. Scratch the surface and there are some truly memorable experiences awaiting you, beyond the most famous sites such as the Tower of London, Westminster (the British Parliament), Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Within easy walking distance of some of the city's biggest attractions are historic houses and small museums which aren't only fascinating but which will suit those on a tighter budget. Most are inexpensive to visit or available for inspection free of charge. Recently I wrote a column about the guided tour of Neolithic sites in southern England, including Stonehenge, which my son Craig and I enjoyed during our trip to England in September. At Stonehenge we had a pleasant private chat with Tom, the archeologist who led our excursion. On hearing about Craig's interest in antiquities and learning we would be in London for several more days Tom had a suggestion. "You're staying in Bloomsbury. That's not far from the Soane museum in Holborn. It's an amazing place and I'm sure you'd enjoy it," he told Craig. Tom went on to explain that the house turned museum is filled with antiquities, paintings, books and architectural drawings collected by the

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late Sir John Soane. Rainy day visit Craig filed the information away for a rainy day. When you visit London you don't have to wait long for rain. So it was that on a wet Friday, Craig suggested we spend the morning exploring the Soane museum. A late summer storm had dumped a month's worth of rain on areas of southeast England overnight. The next morning rain continued to fall heavily across sprawling London. We were staying in a hotel just around the corner from Russell Square Underground Station in the London Borough of Camden. One stop south on the Piccadilly Line is Holborn Station. Craig's online research showed the station was just a five-minute walk from our destination. Exiting the station it didn't take long to find the narrow street which leads to Lincoln's Inn Fields, located

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George, a writer, also authored two anonymous newspaper articles defaming his father who then blamed his son's writings for his beloved wife's premature death. In the end George was all but disinherited. He was awarded only a small annual stipend by his father who left the three joined residences he designed and built to the nation as a museum. It is now run by a trust. As Craig and I discovered, what a museum it is! Soane was born in the County of Berkshire west of London in 1753, the son of a bricklayer. At age 15 he left his modest beginnings behind, moving to the capital where he studied architecture at the Royal Academy. He excelled winning a traveling scholarship which allowed him to spend two years in Italy. That opportunity undoubtedly fueled his lifelong love of antiquities, art and precious objects. He married in 1788 at age 35. His talent, combined with a rich inheritance from his wife's uncle and guardian, made Soane rich. He was a huge success in his chosen profession, winning many prime (and lucrative) commissions in England and Ireland, something which continued throughout his long career. He was named to the important post of See MAGUIRE page 14

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opposite the 19th century townhouse complex which hosts the museum. Lincoln's Inn Fields is one of four 'Inns of Court' in London to which British barristers belong and where they are called to the bar. The tony location is home to one of the most prestigious professional bodies of lawyers and judges in the world. The museum itself was established in 1833, during Soane's lifetime, by a private act of Parliament. The act took effect on Soane's death in 1837 at age 83. It requires that No. 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, then the main site in the complex, be maintained "as nearly as possible" to what it was at the time of Soane's passing. In the main that is what has occurred, although an ongoing restoration project is taking place in the three properties which comprise the site. Sadly the act of Parliament was instituted because of a long feud involving Soane and his youngest son George (Soane's eldest son John predeceased him by 14 years). Soane's wife and confidante Eliza passed away in 1815 and two other sons died in infancy. Soane wanted both his surviving offspring to follow his lead and become architects. Neither did! The feud stemmed from George's debts, his failure to follow a trade and his marriage of which Sir John disapproved.

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Architect and Surveyor to the Bank of England and later, as he rose to the top of his profession, was appointed professor of architecture at the Royal Academy. Soane was knighted in 1831 by King William IV. In 1792 he purchased No. 12 Lincoln’s Inn Fields as a home for his family and his architectural office. Over the years he bought the townhouses on either side, eventually demolishing and rebuilding them in his own image. The result is impressive to say the least. Meanwhile his personal collection grew and eventually exploded to include more than 45,000 objects, many of which are on display in the complex. He also possessed 30,000 architectural drawings. Today the museum serves as a centre for architectural study and displays. Important antiquity

What impressed us is that the couple actually lived in the growing museum. The antiquities which they acquired (Eliza was also a shrewd collector) were incorporated into the ongoing architectural project which eventually became a public museum. Easily the most impressive artifact we viewed there is the sarcophagus of King Seti I (1303-1290 BC), one of the most important Egyptian antiquities ever discovered. It is contained in the basement crypt which Soane designed to have an atmosphere reminiscent of ancient burial chambers or catacombs. The hieroglyphics, which were deciphered after Soane’s death, tell the story of the soul’s passage through the underworld. The sarcophagus was discovered in the Valley of the Kings by Giovanni Belzoni, an Italian circus strongman who became a successful Egyptologist. It was purchased by Soane in 1824 af-

ter the prestigious British Museum (which we also toured extensively during our September visit) refused to pay the 2,000 pound asking price. Quite an amazing coup for a private individual! Soane celebrated its arrival with three evening parties attended by nearly 900 invited guests including many celebrities of the day. He also purchased and displayed Greek and Roman bronzes and busts, Greek vases, Roman glass and fragments of mosaics along with Chinese, Peruvian and Indian objects. His art collection is mind boggling. Among the paintings are four originals by Italian landscape artist Canaletto and a series of eight paintings by 18th century English artist William Hogarth entitled ‘A Rake’s Progress’ which outlines the fictional rise and fall of a “rake” (a man who engages in immoral conduct, especially womanizing). Soane’s library,

still housed in No. 13, reached inspiration to architectural question for Jeff Maguire an incredible 7,783 volumes. students from Britain and he can be reached by email Admission is free but because around the world. at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers. only 90 visitors are permitted If you have a comment or com. inside at any one time queues often form outside the three residences which comprise the museum. In addition you are required to check your outerwear, bags and umbrellas. Some of the passages are narrow and the operating trust does not want to risk having anything strike the artifacts. The displays are under close observation by staff at all times. Call for your free in home water analysis As I mentioned an ongoing, multi-million pound works project is the culmination of more than 20 years of work aimed at restoring the interior and fabrics of the Soane museum. Today the architect and collector would be considered eccentric. However, his extensive collection delights more than 100,000 visitors annually and the intricate design of the buildings themselves is an ongoing

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ig Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County hosted a successful 28th annual Curl for Kids bonspiel recently at the Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club. Above from left: Bethel United Church’s winning team of John McColl, Lorne Gardiner, Smiths Falls Kinsmen member/ event sponsor Dennis Routhier, Chris McColl and Ron Farrell.

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throughout the County, as well as local church groups and others. Friendly competition made the night fun. Rob Burns and Brad Larocque put on their now famous chili dinner, which draws the crowd almost as much as the curling does. Danny Whitmore, who has kept score at the bonspiel at all but one of the 28 events, kept track of the score and announced the winning team after a dramatic shoot out. Bethel United Church took the trophy, with team members Chris McColl, John McColl,

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KNOW THE 10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

MEMORY LOSS THAT AFFECTS DAY-TO-DAY ABILITIES

DIFFICULTY PERFORMING FAMILIAR TASKS

Forgetting things often or struggling to retain new information.

Forgetting how to do something you’ve been doing your whole life, such as preparing a meal or getting dressed

PROBLEMS WITH ABSTRACT THINKING

MISPLACING THINGS

Having difficulty balancing a chequebook, for example, or not understanding what numbers are and how they are used.

Putting things in strange places, like a dress in the refrigerator or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl.

PROBLEMS WITH LANGUAGE Forgetting words or substituting words that don’t fit the context.

CHANGES IN MOOD AND BEHAVIOUR

Exhibiting severe mood swings from being easy-going to quick-tempered.

DISORIENTATION IN TIME AND SPACE

IMPAIRED JUDGMENT

Not knowing what day of the week it is or getting lost in a familiar place.

Not recognizing a medical problem that needs attention or wearing light clothing on a cold day.

CHANGES IN PERSONALITY

LOSS OF INITIATIVE

Behaving out of character, such as becoming confused, suspicious, or fearful.

Losing interest in friends, family and favourite activities.

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LIVING WITH ALZHEIMERS Rudy’s diagnosis became real for us when his licence was revoked. In actual fact this step began a year prior to the official diagnosis. When they were talking about tak-

strongly suggested that I should do the driving. Anger over no longer having his licence came up only 3 times that I can recall. Realizing the impact we and others might suffer if he continued to drive seemed to show him the validity of no longer being able to drive. It was a sense of defeat but we knew we had to face this together. We felt like Bambi on ice and we fought to overcome this feeling of loss so many times over. • Nurse Supervised Staff He also felt some • 24 Hour/7 Day Service guilt and frustration because I was responsible to drive him when walking was not HealthCare

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an option. Fortunately Rudy enjoys walking and biking which were bonuses to helping him make this adjustment. Contact with the Alzheimer Society began 1 year before the official diagnosis. Having had exposure to Dementia through my work helped with the initial approach. The professionalism and guided care given to both of us by the staff helped with the realization of what we would be facing. There was really little discussion, rather more of “let’s take a look” on my part to which Rudy trusted I was giving good advice. As with other medical issues Rudy has faced, his attitude was to “Make the best of things.” The staff at the Alzheimer Society, whether I am dealing locally or with other chapters are amazing people. They always make time to listen and give suggestions when asked for. On those days when there’s a need to share (or swear), the staff are always

Memory Care Day Program If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia, and you work during the day or simply need a break, our Circle of Friends Day Program can provide you with the support you need. Our unique day and night programs assist those who are caring for a loved one with memory loss, while providing participants with meaningful life-enriching time in a comfortable and safe home-like environment.

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there for me. There are so many programs offered by the Society that we have found such a benefit from. In particular Minds in Motion and the ARCH program are just plain fun! There is something for everyone. All of Society would benefit a great deal by following the principals and professionalism exhibited by these people. The Alzheimer Society offers a safe harbour from our present day chaotic speed driven Society. The disease cannot be cured but it can be slowed. Saying it takes a village to raise a child, I say it take 3 villages to assist a person with dementia. Frequent reminders are needed that I have never lied to Rudy in 40 plus years of marriage nor would I begin to now. The bond that Rudy and I share has helped us along this path and will continue to help us in the future. Cathie Pfister

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It’s not just their disease. It’s ours too Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. In Canada, 25,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. But dementia is more than just numbers; it’s your friends and neighbours, people you see every day in your community. It’s the person behind the disease. It’s the caregivers who give everything they have, and the family and friends whose lives are forever changed. It’s our health-care system that will need to support double the number of people living with the disease in just 15 years. It’s our economy, where Canada spends $10.4 billion per year to care for people with dementia. It’s our society, where people with dementia are feared and excluded, when they should be included and supported. It’s our Canada, where without swift action we will experience the impact of dementia. It’s not just their disease. It’s ours too.

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“See the person beyond the condition” “Recognizing that a diagnosis of dementia doesn’t rob someone of their individuality or their feelings goes a long way towards respecting and engaging people with this disease and preserving their identity.” These are the goals of the Alzheimer society in their #stillhere campaign. These two statements are how “A DAY IN THE LIFE” concept was born at Orchard View by the Mississippi. With the opportunity to take the teams’ experience & best practices, Lisa Doering spearheaded the Memory Living program.

we recognize that it is a transition for the whole family and we provide support and open communications with them. We sit with them and gather information about Mom or Dad’s likes, dislikes, as well as triggers to make the transition a smooth one. This enables us to anticipate needs and to create a care plan that anticipate the behaviours before they surface. Families are as involved as they would like. With the knowledge & the peace of mind of knowing that we care for them with the love and patience on a 24/7 basis, the caregiver regains the role of spouse, daughter, son.

Our “day in the life” concept provide soft structure that adjusts with the mood of the day. We establish a supportive environment that assists with their challenges and encourages their independence to thrive again, not just exist. We all know there are days that going for “We know that our residents have so a walk is too much effort, but sitting and enjoy a coffee while watching much more to give, but their ability the ducks swim and entertain us is to communicate and remember all a great substitute. the details is not always fluid. So we provide props, activities and a One of our family members said it trusting environment to enable them best…” I used to think no one would to share with us. We recognize times be able to look after my mother as of anxiety and are patient to allow well as we could but now I’m not so them to move through their feelings. sure. It takes a team of dedicated, Understanding No means No, patience, redirection and a different caring individuals to provide around the clock care and that’s something approach is taken to accomplish few families can accommodate what all of us want for their loved ones. RESPECT. At the end of the day, regardless of how much they want if their needs are met and they have to and how hard they try. I believe we’ve found that team at OV.” a smile on their face, we know we have done a good job” To experience our program, (they are people not the disease) please contact Orchard View by the Mississippi and ask for the Another step in moving into our memory living residence, is that Marketing Director. A “day in the life”: is how our residents live. Based on their routine, their likes, their interests and opportunities to do new things in our 10 activity stations, allowing them to engage with staff, family and their neighbours to bring a new purpose to their days.

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The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Company in Perth has become Dementia Friendly What is a dementia-friendly business or organization? In an average week you may go shopping, go to the bank, attend an exercise class or go out to eat in a restaurant. These activities can be challenging for people with dementia. Businesses and organizations who are well informed about dementia can reduce the embarrassment, frustration and stigma that people with dementia can feel when they are out in their communities. • People who work for a dementiafriendly business or organization

know that: • Dementia is not just about losing your memory. It can affect abstract thinking, communicating and completing everyday activities. • There are signs to look for that might indicate that someone has dementia and there are strategies that can help you communicate as effectively as possible. • A person with dementia doesn’t necessarily “look a certain way.” In fact 16,000 Canadians with dementia are under the age of 65. • It is possible to live well with dementia. Many people with dementia will continue to remain active in their communities for

quite some time after they start to experience signs of dementia. People with dementia may continue to do their own banking, shopping or manage their own prescriptions, for example. • Recognizing that there is more to a person than their dementia is the most important part of being dementia friendly. People with dementia can live well, in their community, for quite a long time. Dementia may make participating in activities and staying involved more difficult. People with dementia and caregivers tell us that stigma, as well as social and physical barriers, can make it more difficult to get around and to feel supported. For example, people with dementia may face challenges

when: • shopping, • doing their banking, • eating out at a restaurant • going to their local post office • going on holidays, • maintaining social contact • enjoying hobbies out in the community. However, with a little bit of information, a lot of compassion and your help, there is an opportunity to change this. Is your organization interested in becoming dementia friendly? Contact us at 866-576-8556

Become a Dementia Friend. A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia, and turns that understanding into simple actions that help people with dementia live well. www.dementiafriends.ca

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Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown reflects on busy year This year has been busy for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes Member of Parliament Gord Brown. "Being party Whip has kept me busy in Ottawa while I also maintain a hectic schedule of meetings in the riding," says Brown. "It was an honour being chosen in late 2015 by interim leader Rona Ambrose to be the Official Opposition Whip." Due to the light parliamentary schedule in 2015 this year has been his first full year in that position. "As well as working with our Conservative members to ensure that they are achieving their personal goals I meet regularly with other party Whips, and as an Officer of the House, some of my time is dedicated to ensuring the House of Commons operates effectively and efficiently." Despite the workload as Whip he has also introduced two Private Members Bills and has worked with constituents on issues that concern them. "The first Bill I introduced is a Bill that will see better access for boaters along the international border between Canada and the United States,"

he explains. Currently when US boaters enter Canadian waters, whether they are landing or not, they have to report to the Canadian Customs. Also, when Canadian boaters who have merely transited US waters pass across the Canadian border, they have to report. "My bill, which is gaining multi-party support, will eliminate this red tape." Brown also introduced a second Bill that will establish a legacy fund for maintenance to National Historic Sites owned and operated by the federal government. "This will aid sites such as Fort Henry, the Rideau Canal, Fort Wellington and Bellevue House," he notes. Brown expects to see action on both these Bills in 2017 and hopes to have the border Bill passed for boaters as early as this summer. Meanwhile, pressing the federal government for more infrastructure money for the Rideau Canal and Fort Wellington resulted in two announcements earlier in the year. "I am pleased that we were able to acquire more infrastructure money for the canal, and

money to accomplish needed work at the fort." Brown has also encouraged the environment minister to look at modern interpretation services for the Rideau Canal and will continue to press this issue in 2017. He has also been working hard to correct a problem for the "Forgotten Survivors" of Thalidomide. A compensation package introduced in 2015 includes requirements that can't be met by many survivors. Paperwork and witnesses are no longer available so they are unable to prove their mothers took Thalidomide even though their physical disabilities clearly show tell-tale signs. "I have been working locally with a Gananoque man along with survivors from across Canada to get the criteria for compensation changed. I hope for results from these efforts in 2017 as well," he says. Brown also spent time this year working on border wait times at the Johnstown crossing and higher than average gasoline prices in Brockville. "The minister has already indicated that some changes have taken place at the border crossing and I have not heard any

other concerns as of now," says Brown. Meanwhile the Competition Bureau and the minister responsible, refuse to act in small markets with single suppliers such as Brockville, to help curb rising fuel costs. "I am continuing to monitor this issue as well," notes Brown. In the fall he conducted an electoral reform consultation and a Householder sent out the first of December included the local results of that consultation.a "This has been an important issue in our riding and I expect to hear more about this in the 2017." The coming year will be busy notes Brown as he and his caucus members continue to hold the new government to account for their continued deficit spending and integrity issues. "My door is always open if anyone has any concerns," he notes. "My main constituency office will remain in the 1000 Islands Mall and I will continue to operate three other offices in Kemptville, Westport, and Gananoque." Submitted by the office of Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown.

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Regional Round-Up Almonte and District Horticultural So ciety monthly meeting, Monday, January 23, 7:30pm, Cornerstone Community Church. Speaker, David Hinks, Master Gardener and Millstone News Garden Writer. Info: Carol Kenward 613-256-5594. Euchre- 4 hand, January 12 & 26, 7:30 p.m. Sponsor: The “Town & Country Ten ants Assoc., 375 Country St., light lunch. Contact Norma at 613-256-4179. Fitness Classes: Mondays: 2-3 pm. Old Town Hall. Bring yoga mats and hand weights. Enquiries: 613-256-8339. Hub Hospice Palliative Care, Introduces Good Grief, Led by: Barbara Carroll, PHD, 3rd Monday each month, Jan 16, 10:30noon, Parish House, 70 Clyde St. 613-883-6646 barbaracarroll@rogers.com Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Fit as a Fiddle, every Friday. Held at the Almonte United Church. Transportation provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Lunch Bunch, Thursday, January 19 at the Mills’ of fice, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation pro vided. Entertainment: “Marc Reid”. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Music and Memories Lunch program, Tuesday, January 17. Transportation provided. Enter tainment: “The Ukulele Ladies”. Informa tion: Home Support 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry 613-257-3296. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Supper Social. Tuesday, January 24, 6 p.m. at the Al monte Legion. Transportation & entertain ment provided. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. NLAS Winter Fundraiser Dance. Sat Jan 14 8pm-Midnight. Glen Silverson Band. Almonte Civitan Hall. Contact Debbie Brydges for tickets 613-253-6516

50+ Fitness: Canoe Club every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. Registration for next session: 9-10 am Jan. 10th. Enquiries: 613-256-8339. Caring for Aging Parents - What you need to know: January 21, 2pm, Presented by Claire Marson of Stonebridge Haven. Carleton Place Public Library, 101 Beckwith Street. 613-257-2702 Sign-up at the library as space is limited. Carleton Place Lions Club Monthly Eu chre Tournament. Saturday, Jan 14. Army Navy Club (across from McEwan’s gas sta tion). Light lunch 12, tournament starts 1 p.m. Prizes. 2 person teams, 8 games played. Community Home Support- Carleton Place- Lunch Club. Wednesday, January 18, at the Home Support Office at 12:00. Please call Home Support to reserve or more info on Diner’s Clubs and Transportation. 613-253-0733. Community Home Support- Carleton Place-Ladies Tea. Wednesday, January 25, at the Home Support Office. at 1:30. Please call Home Support to reserve or more info on Diner’s Clubs and Transportation 613 253-0733. Community Home Support- Footcare Clinics on Tues & Thurs. For Appt. 613-253-0733.

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Curling -Adult Drop- In every Monday and Wednesday afternoons 1 to 3 pm. Come and join us at the Carleton Place Curling Club 120 Patterson Cr.. Coffee and cookies every Monday. Euchre, every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: La dies Auxiliary. Bring your friends. Lunch/prizes. 613-253-6375. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Thursday, 1-3 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 3106 (or ext 3100). Ladies Darts, every Tuesday starting 7:00 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Monthly Breakfast, Carleton Place Le gion, Jan 14. 8-10:30am. 2 eggs, bacon, sau sage, homefries, pancakes, toast, baked beans, juice, tea and coffee. Everyone Welcome. Ann 613-257-1727 Parents and Children’s Group every Monday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 3107 (or ext 3100). Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario support group meets monthly on 3rd Wednesday at CP Open Doors 6:30-8:30 pm. Drop in. All are welcome Rotary Club of Carleton Place & Mis sissippi Mills meet every Monday evening at 6:15 at Thirsty Moose, Mill St. (Carleton Place). Info: Louise 613-253-2602.

KEMPTVILLE Baby Talk, Wednesday, January 18, 1:30-3 p.m. Madison Montessori Academy, 2965 County Rd 43. Kemptville Horticultural Society meet ing, Wed. January 18, 7:30 pm. At Kempt ville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Rd #43. Guest Speaker: Laura Moses (a Master Gardener) on Flower Pots that Wow!!

LANARK Crafts & Chat, Thursday, January 19 at the Lanark Learning Centre. Bring along your ideas and share with others. Everyone welcome. Dance for Fun and Fitness at the Lanark Learning Centre Wednesdays, January 18th and 25th. Drop in or call 613-259-2207 to register. Euchre, every Thursday, 1:00 p.m. Le gion Hall. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch. Prizes. Lanark Learning Centre Writing Group, Tuesday, January 17 from 1-3 pm. New members welcome. Open House at the Lanark Learning Centre, Friday January 13 from 2-4 pm. Tickets available for the Peter Brown Frosty Fling Concert Saturday, February 28 from 7-9 pm. Seating Limited.

MERRICKVILLE Chicken Dinner - served at 6pm, Jan. 13, music by Watermelon Wine. 7-11pm. Mer rickville Legion. Roast Pork Dinner - served at 6pm, Jan. 20, music by Gord Barnes & Laredo. 7-11pm. Merrickville Legion. Senior’s Luncheon - 11-3pm, Jan. 19, Merrickville Legion.

PAKENHAM Fitness Classes at Stewart Community Centre every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Bring yoga mat and hand weights. Pakenham Community Home Support sponsors: Foot care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/appoint ment (613)624-5647.

PERTH Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 19 at Perth Civitan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard 613-267-5305. Community Home Support Day Hospice runs every Thursday 10-3pm, The group is for people with life-limiting illness. Pre-register 613-267-6400. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Thursdays, 10-12 p.m. St. James Church (Beckwith St. entrance), Info: 613-257-2779 ext 3106 (or ext 3100). Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 244, 26 Beckwith St. E. Robbie Burns Dinner and Dance. January 21, cocktails 6 pm and a Beef & Haggis dinner at 7 pm, Tickets: Legion Lounge or Marilyn Devlin 613-267-2688 Line Dancing resumes at McMartin House on Monday, January 16th at 9:30am. Two classes each week and new members are welcome. Please call 267-5531 or email mcmartinhouse@outlook.com Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic at the Factory entrance A in Perth. Takes place the 3rd Wed. of the month 11 - 2 pm. Call 613-267-7000 Parents and Children’s Group, every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at St James Church (Beckwith St. entrance). Info: 613-283-9307 #3100. Perth & District Historical Society Meeting. Perth’s 200th Anniversary Com mittee presents an audio-visual review of the Town’s anniversary celebration events and activities throughout 2016. January 19, 7:30pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beck with St., Perth; (for more information, 613-264 0094 www.perthhs.org ) Perth Civitan Country Jamboree, Sun day, January 22 (4th Sunday every month), 1:30-6:30 pm, Civitan Hall. Dinner 5 pm. Info: 613-267-1825. Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Clas sic Country Music, Perth Lions Hall, 7:30 p.m. January 13. Info: 613-259-2569 or 613-283-8703. Regular Saturday Jamboree, Royal Ca nadian Legion, Branch 244, 26 Beckwith Street East,, Tay River Lounge, Saturday January 14, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is wel come to this event. RTA Central Club, Sunday, January 15, Mill Pond Conservation Area. Level 1, moderate pace, 7 km. Hike or snowshoe Depart 9:30 a.m. Conlon Farm. Leader: Tom Pearcey, 613-284-1294 RTA Central Club, Saturday, January 21, Murphy’s Point Park. Level 2, moderate pace, 10 km. Cross country ski along the groomed trails in our favourite Provincial Park. Depart 9:30 a.m. Conlon Farm. Leader: Nancy Gaudreau, 613-390-9532 Seniors Shopping Bus Trip, 3rd Tues of the month. Space limited. Call 613-267-7000 to reserve your seat.

The Butterfly Fan Club- Perth & Dis trict Breast Cancer Support Group. Thurs., January 19, Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St. Info: Carleen 613-812-4474. Think Bridge starts at McMartin House Thursday January 12th at 12:30 for registration. For information please email kprivora@yahoo.ca or call 267-5531. Instructors and mentors both available each week.

Snow Road Snowmobile Club General Meeting January 20, 7:30 p.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. The ABC Seniors meetings will resume the second Wed. in March. Diner’s Club luncheons will be held in January and Febru ary (4th Tuesday at noon). Euchres resume in March. Contact Joyce at 613-273-4832. Wings every Friday- Toledo Legion, 4-8.

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4 hand euchre, Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. downstairs at the Legion, Main St. Good prizes, good food. 613-284-1074. Civitan Bingo every Tuesday, Smiths Falls Civitan Hall. Start 7 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Canteen available. Proceeds to help fund charity and community projects. Contract Bridge, Hanley Hall, down stairs, Wednesday, January 18, 1 p.m. Info: 613-283-6116. Duplicate Bridge, Monday evenings at 7 p.m. and Tuesday afternoons at 12:45 p.m., at the Smiths Falls Legion. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step or ganization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- Janu ary 17, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). 613-283-0960. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 73 Beckwith St. N. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 3106 (or ext 3100). Paint Night on January 19th from 7-9 p.m., Heritage House Museum. Pre-registra tion is required. Must be 19+. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Details/register museum: 613-283-6311, email: heritagehouse@smiths falls.ca, or drop in 11 Old Slys Road, Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (73 Beckwith St N) Info: 613-283-9307 (or 613-257-2779 ext 3100). Research your ancestors/learn indexing, Wednesday, January 18, 2-4 pm, Family His tory Center inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7283 Roger Stevens Dr. Contact: Lisa Trodden 613-283-0711 or ltrodden@cogeco.ca St Johns Anglican Church Community Dinner, 2 George Street South, Sunday, January 15, doors open at 3:45 pm. All Wel come. Workshop “A Woman’s Journey: Self Image, Self-Care and Loving”. Saturday January 21, 9:30-4pm, 88 Cornelia Street West, Unit A3. 613-523-5143 www.serenityrenewal.ca

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LAWS online auction brings in more than $2,000 for shelter Happy New Year to all you! Thank you for all your well wishes and donations during the holidays. At the moment we have enough dog food on our shelves. We'd like to have a chance to use it up first before adding new. We could always use more canned Friskies cat food supplies. Thank you. Thank you too for those who participated in the first online auction just before Christmas. We received lots of donations had many bidders and almost all items were sold. We raised $2,255 for our shelter. As you might know money is always welcome as we have a lot of expenses to keep our cats and dogs healthy, warm and well fed. In 2016 we took in 507 cats, found homes for 421 and we reunited 11 cats with their owners. That's a lot of cats to spay and neuter and to take care for in a small building that is showing signs of age. We hope that our fundraising efforts to raise enough money to start building a new shelter will become a reality this year.

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At the moment, Carrie is our "receptionist." She loves to see who is coming and going and we allowed her to spend her days in the front office. She has her own bed where she enjoys taking naps. She loves all the attention she gets from our volunteers and visitors to the shelter. Carrie has seen many admirers but no one has taken her home yet. She seems pretty happy, but we know it would be better for her to find her forever home. She is about eight-years-old very healthy and easy to please. Carrie likes dogs, cats and kids. She would be a perfect quiet purring cat for a person (or persons) who is looking for feline company, but she would do well Volunteers needed too in a home with children. Please We're still looking for volunteers. If meet her at LAWS, she'd be happy to you have a few hours per week avail- say hello. able to help clean cages, do laundry, help socialize some of our cats to make them more available to be adopted then please stop by to fill out a volunteer form. Three hour volunteer shifts are either in the morning from 8 to 11 a.m. or afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. It would be preferred if you could commit to at least one shift per week or one shift every other week.

This week's featured pets Ritchie Ritchie has been with LAWS since May where she delivered her very beautiful kittens. She was a very protective mom while nursing and had a hard time trusting people. It took staff and volunteers months to change her around and what a transformation she has gone through. She now likes to be held, rolls over for belly rubs and purrs loudly when she's happy. She turned into a lovely lady. Ritchie is now totally comfortable with people, kids and other cats. With continued encouragement and love Ritchie will be a wonderful feline friend. She's another example of the many fearful cats we get at LAWS, who, with patience and TLC was turned around into a very loving creature. Please meet this young black and white lady with her very extraordinary markings which makes her even more special. Carrie

Carl When Carl came to LAWS he was so terrified that it took us one week before we could examine him and give him his first inoculation. We never know what causes fear in animals as they can't talk. In his short time at LAWS, with lots of patience and TLC he turned out to be a lovely cuddly furry boy as he quickly understood that he was in a pretty nice place at the shelter; a far cry from being a street cat. Within one month we were able to turn this gorgeous black cat around into a very likeable boy. He's now comfortable with cuddles, loves to be around his cat friends and has turned into a playful boy. Meanwhile he's been sent to Perth Pet Valu to find his forever home from that location. Trevor Meet Trevor in Carleton Place at the Natural Pet Foods Store on 61 Bridge Street. Trevor arrived at LAWS in August and it's time for this boy to find his forever home. It was clear he had been without care or food for a long time. He was skin and bones his fur dull and unhealthy looking and we weren't even sure if he was going to make it. It took us time, vet care and lots of effort to turn this cat

around. What a metamorphosis! His coat is full and shiny and he added enough weight to his skinny body. He looks absolutely great and he is proud

of it too keeping it well groomed. The last several months he spent the days with other cats in the cat runs and he was OK with that. He's quiet, laidback and observes before coming from his favorite cat bed, except, when you come with canned food or cat treats. He's the first to jump and the other cats better be fast otherwise he eats it all. Trevor loves to give the odd love bite. He would do great in a home where he can be himself and where there is not much expected of him. He will show affection on his terms, but doesn't want to be picked up all the time. Let him be and he'll come to you. He is very ready to find his new family, one where he has a bit more

room to roam and explore. He's about two and a half years old. Wish list LAWS is currently in need of the following items: postage stamps, sturdy garbage bags, canned Friskies pate cat food, non-latex gloves, office copy paper, Liquid Paper white out, toilet paper and Pine-Sol/Lysol cleaning supplies. Thank you for your continued support. Follow us if you like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lanarkanimals or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the shelter at shelter@lanarkanimals.ca or by calling 613-283-9308. LAWS is located at 253 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls.

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Capping off our regional glimpse at what made the news in 2016 The following is the conclusion of our regional Year in Review for Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. July It looks like the Lanark Lodge Council of Family and Friends will be reaching the river by August. Though the group only gave themselves just two months to fundraise more than $40,000 for an extension, boardwalk and viewing deck to the Tay River Pathway, they are rapidly nearing their goal, reported Dianne Czerwinski to Lanark County’s economic development committee at a June 22 meeting. The first portion of the wheelchair-accessible pathway, located behind Lanark Lodge and Perth Community Care, was built in 2009. The group has currently raised $64,411.75 (if all donations are are realized) of its $67,000 goal, but are hopeful those additional costs will be funded through service club grants. “So, our bottom line is, right now we can say, if all promises come in and I strongly believe in promises, $64,411.75, includes the actual money in the fund and promised funds,” Czerwinski said. “...Honestly, we just can’t wait to reach the river,” she continued. Want to get fresh with a local farmer? The fourth annual Lanark County Harvest Festival will give everyone a chance to do just that!

to 4 p.m. and is a collaboration of several local groups, including Lanark Local Flavour, Lanark County Farmers’ Markets, the Lanark County Museums Network, the Lanark County Agricultural Advisory Working Group, the Township of Beckwith, and Lanark County.

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Celebrating the great nation we call home is something MerrickvilleWolford does with boisterous grace. The village was full of activity on July 1 - from the parade to the majestic sounds of the RCMP pipes and drums band. Above, the RCMP pipes and drums band delighted the crowd during the parade. This outdoor event, slated for Sunday, Sept. 11 at Beckwith Park (1319, 9th Line, Beckwith), will celebrate the county’s bounty of the harvest featuring local producers, food seminars, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, local musicians, historical displays and more. This year, we celebrate the 200th anniversary by showcasing the people, products and proj-

ects of Beckwith, Drummond/North Elmsley, Perth and Tay Valley. The Lanark County Harvest Festival is an opportunity for people to meet our local farmers and purchase local food and other locally made products. The county has a unique blend of producers, passions and food. The festival will run from 11 a.m.

August A simple plastic vial can play an important role between life and death. During the Aug. 10 Lanark County community services committee meeting at the county building in Perth, councillors received an update on the Vial of Life program from Community & Primary Health Care’s (CPHC) Patti Lennox and the Mills Community Support’s Jeff Mills. Vial of Life, stands for Life Saving Information for Emergencies, noted Lennox. Inside the vial is a decal to be placed on the front door of a person’s residence, a magnet for the fridge and health information that should be completed and placed back in the vial. “This saves first responders when they come to your home if, for instance, you are alone and are unable to provide them with information, they can see the decal on the door, they know to go to the fridge,” she explained. “They see the magnet on the fridge and know where they can get the information they need.” “…As well, there’s information on

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how to dispose of your pills,” Lennox continued. “We know that we want pills that aren’t used to be taken back to the pharmacy and disposed of properly.” As an emergency shelter, at the moment Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) is unable to provide transitional housing to women fleeing violent situations, but that all could change soon. LCIH executive director Erin Lee was at the Lanark County community services committee meeting Aug. 10, to give councillors a sneak peek at a potential second stage housing project the organization is pursuing. “I come to you today with a little bit of exciting news for Lanark County Interval House,” she remarked. “We are talking about and into the development of an initiative to provide second stage housing for women who are impacted by violence in our community.” “…This is my first time presenting you with this information. It’s really positive and it’s a great opportunity so we’ll see where it goes,” Lee added. Second stage housing offers longerterm housing opportunities for women, Lee noted. Presently, the average length of stay for women and children at LCIH’s emergency shelter is three months, which can be extended, but

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after that, the only other second stage housing option offered currently is the 24-unit Harmony House in Ottawa. “And they are full,” Lee said. “Our women, if they want to transition to Ottawa, are on a waiting list for up to a year, so it takes that long just to get into Harmony House.” The best seat in the house is any one of the 200 available at Perth’s Studio Theatre following a generous donation from the National Arts Centre (NAC). The theatre unveiled the new seats prior to a performance of their current production, Bingo Ladies, on Aug. 18 with a special ribbon cutting. Board of directors, supporters as well as special guests from the NAC and Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MP Scott Reid were in attendance for the festivities. The red seats come from the NAC’s main theatre, Southam Hall, which is currently undergoing a renovation as part of the centre’s architectural rejuvenation project. “I would like to express our thanks to the National Arts Centre for generously donating the seats to our little community theatre that needed them so badly,” remarked Studio Theatre president Penny Silberhorn. “I’m sure all of you who have sat in any of them, agree.” September With their high-speed internet proj-

ect in the books, the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) is now setting their sights on increasing cell coverage and mobile broadband services across eastern Ontario. Jim Pine, Hastings County CAO and EORN co-lead, was at the Aug. 10 meeting of Lanark County’s corporate services committee to provide county council with some insight into EORN’s plans for the future. They began building the high-speed internet network (with a goal of providing higher speeds and bandwidth to 95 per cent of the homes and businesses in eastern Ontario) in 2010 and finished construction work in 2015. When all was said and done, more than 400,000 homes across 50,000 square kilometres of eastern Ontario received increased internet coverage of up to 10 megabits per second (Mbps). There is now 5,500 kilometres of new and existing fibre optic cable with 160 new access points for internet providers. Completed in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), the internet project is a big economic development tool for municipalities and also outfitted 63 business parks across the region with fibre optic services. Pine said the price tag was $175 million to build the network, with EOWC throwing $10 million towards it and $55 million each from the federal and provincial governments. “And we raised about $63 million from the private sector to do the project, so I think that’s a real value to

have,” he said. Through the internet project, EORN also identified issues with cell coverage and capacity around eastern Ontario. While not part of the initial network, EORN has decided to tackle it. Politicians from Perth town council’s left-wing and right-wing flanks were not impressed with what they heard last month from the Ontario cabinet. Both fiscal hawk Coun. Jim Boldt, and Mayor John Fenik, a former federal Liberal turned New Democratic Party candidate, attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual convention in Windsor from Aug. 14 to 16. While the convention heard from Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, Progressive Conservative opposition leader Patrick Brown, and New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath, Boldt told Perth town council on Aug. 30 that when it came to the “bear-pit session,” involving 16 of Wynne’s cabinet ministers, “a lot of the answers… were not great answers.” Some of this he charitably chalked up to the June 13 cabinet shuffle, which meant that some ministers had only been on the job – or in cabinet itself – for two months. A common answer Boldt heard was, “I haven’t been on the job for that long.” After a round of public consultation and two drafts, Lanark County’s new forest conservation bylaw is ready

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125 or more years,” she said. The cottage program is modelled after the Legacy Farm program, which took place to honour this year’s 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement. Rogers said the direct descendant of the same family should have owned the cottage for 50, 75, 100 or 125 consecutive years. “A family member should still own the cottage property,” she explained. “Cottages that have been renovated or rebuilt into permanent homes would be eligible and the cottage could be on a lake, river or creek in Lanark County.” Perth mayor John Fenik is suggesting some big changes to the way Lanark County council elects its warden, beginning with a nomination period.

Fenik discussed the matter amongst fellow county councillors during the Oct. 12 Lanark County corporate services committee meeting. His proposal is due to what he calls the warden role having been “elevated to a higher political position,” with a seat at the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) table. And his counterparts agreed to consider the changes for 2018, recommending staff prepare a report with options. His biggest proposal is to enact a set term for a nomination period for warden. Traditionally, the warden is decided at the inaugural meeting of county council in December, leaving councillors scrambling to gather votes. “I know some people have been talking about running for

warden (this year) or expressing some interest in it and I know one individual who has definitely said that they’re in the race, but it’s becoming more and more of a race...” Fenik stated. “What I felt is that, like any other election, there should be a set nomination period.” He also sought to elect the warden earlier, for instance in October, so there is a bit of a training/mentoring period with the current warden. “Some counties elect the warden in October and the new warden takes office in December. This would allow the new warden to be with the current warden to attend the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus, to allow for overlap of duties and responsibilities that are there,” he noted.

“The key to success is getting more (produce) planted,” he said. This year, six new competitors were added to the mix: Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, Montague, Perth, Smiths Falls and Tay Valley. Jeff Mills, a founder of the Great Veggie Grow-Off, started the initiative three years ago with competition between Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills and Beckwith, in partnership with the Lanark County Food Bank – The Hunger Stop. “We saw it as incredibly successful,” said Mills. “In the first year we grew over 2,000 lbs of food, last year it was 4,000 lbs of food and we thought why not share the joy all across the county.” This year gardeners in Beckwith, Carleton Place, Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, Mississippi Mills, Montague, Perth, Smiths Falls, Tay Valley all completed for the top prize at the grow-off. Just how Lanark County honoured farms who have been part of its landscape this year, family cottages that dot its lakes and rivers will be recognized next. Kay Rogers made a presentation to the Lanark County economic development committee meeting Sept. 21, explaining the project, which would roll out to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday next July 1, 2017. County council agreed to provide $1,200 to cover initial costs. “Lanark County, as you all know, is home to more lakes and File photo rivers and creeks than we can probably count and lots of cot- Jeff Mills (left), a founder of The Great Veggie Grow-Off, Mayor of Mississippi Mills, Shaun tagers, some of whom have been McLaughlin (centre) accepting his award and Smiths Falls’ Mayor Shawn Pankow (right) at the cottaging in Lanark County for awards ceremony for the third annual Great Veggie Grow-Off at Smiths Falls Town Hall Oct. 8.

Allowing for a nomination period would also ensure the inaugural meeting ran more smoothly. “...Instead of five candidates running with their loved ones in the audience, we know who the warden would be and so that family could be invited, dignitaries could be invited and the swearing-in would take place,” Fenik said. More than $275,000 will be spent through Lanark County’s new community grants program in 2017. Deputy clerk Leslie Drynan provided a summary of the 2017 funding requests during the Oct. 12 Lanark County community services committee meeting. Council had approved a more streamlined approach

last year, which involved assembling a community grants working group, of which Drynan was a part. A call-out for applications was issued over the summer and closed Sept. 15. According to Drynan, a total of $596,448 in funding requests were made, while the budget for the 2017 community grants program is $275,000 which she said reflects a 1.5 per cent increase over 2016. She noted the group met on two occasions to review the applications. “All applications were reviewed and assessed based on the evaluation matrix and grant program criteria,” she remarked. “…The See LOOK BACK page 33

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intent of the program was to award grants to projects that have a direct impact on the people of our community or an indirect impact by increasing the capacity of organizations to initiate and sustain local projects.” “Just to confirm, grants are not issued to cover deficits or retire debts, replace current program funding, contribute to buildings, which includes renovation, construction or purchase, or to individuals to provide money for fundraising activities,” Drynan added. November What goes well with community building? How about a healthy dose of sausages, pancakes and coffee? And that’s exactly what was delivered at the Lanark County United Way Day Breakfast held at Algonquin College’s Perth Campus on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The sweet smell of maple syrup cascaded across the college’s cafeteria as stakeholders, partners and students sipped coffees and enjoyed breakfast for a good cause - the United Way of Lanark County (UWLC). Attendees paid $5 for the breakfast prepared by D’Dawg Cafe; and were offered a “Tour for a Toonie” of the campus by student ambassadors. All proceeds donated by the 100 or so guests went back into the United Way’s coffers as part of their annual fall campaign so that UWLC can invest back

into the community. This year, UWLC plans to increase the number of people they touch to 8,500 - up 500 from last year. It’s year 31, and as the Angel Tree program enters its fourth decade there is no doubt the program will continue to be a success thanks to the generosity and Christmas spirit in Lanark County and the surrounding area. This year the Lanark County Child and Family Services/OPP Angel Tree program is starting off with 560 angels. The angels assigned to trees are children directly affiliated with the Lanark County Child and Family Services or other agencies also affiliated with the C.A.S, and the goal is to provide a Christmas gift to each child. Senator Mike Duffy’s lawyer, Donald Bayne, in many ways the voice and face of last year’s blockbuster trial, was the special guest speaker for a meeting of Lanark County lawyers. “The last thing I wanted to be is a media guy. I’ve never been a guy who has courted the media,” said Bayne during an exclusive interview with this newspaper on Monday, Nov. 7, during the County of Lanark Law Association’s fall 2016 social at the Chesswood restaurant in Carleton Place. “There are wonderful people in the media. I like the people in journalism. I like the people in media…They’re well intentioned. They just get it wrong.” That being said, “I became the face of the (Duffy) trial by default,” in part because of

logistics. The Crown lawyers had their offices within the Elgin Street courthouse in Ottawa, while Bayne’s offices were across the road. So, he and Duffy had to run the gauntlet of national media camped outside of the court house doors – and Duffy was under instructions not to talk. United Way Lanark County announced Nov. 14 that its board members have agreed in principle to a new collaboration – amalgamating with United Ways in Prescott-Russell, Ottawa and Renfrew County. After amalgamation, all funds raised locally, will continue to be invested locally to help Lanark County and Smiths Falls’ most vulnerable. It was a stellar to the Town and Country Chrysler Build a Mountain of Food campaign as it opened the floodgates Saturday in Almonte and Carleton Place. “It was a nice start, and we had a great day for it,” said Hugh Colton, the man behind the mountain, who helps support 11 communities in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville with this six-week food drive. This year’s campaign is in its 10th season. But Colton said he couldn’t do it without the support. “It’s been so successful because of the people,” he said. “Everyone supports it.” A volunteer group looking to expose would-be pedophiles has shown its face in the Ottawa Valley. The Ottawa Valley chapter of Creep Catchers, an organization using vigilante tactics

to confront suspected online predators in real life, had their first confrontation in the parking lot of the new McDonald’s in Carleton Place along Highway 7. And, the newly formed chapter of the Canada-wide organization filmed the whole thing.

encouraging her fellow county councillors to cease the use of bottled water. During an address as she presided over her final county council meeting Nov. 23 in Perth, Code stated that bottled water would no longer be stocked in the county building. “I might not be the favourite December warden when this is all done, In her last act as Lanark but I’m doing my best for a lot County warden, Gail Code is of people,” she remarked.

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To drive the point home, Code showed councillors a YouTube video produced by a student at Agincourt Collegiate Institute which discussed the environmental dangers and unnecessary costs associated with bottled water. In the six-minute clip, a student takes viewers through the dangers of the plastic (known as polyethylene See YIR page 34

• On the Roll Live Music Series • Paddling events on local waterways • Exhibits on our founding peoples, the history of the Rideau Canal and the role of the Railways in shapingour community • Genealogy workshops • Heritage Walking Tours • Golf tournament • Irish Twinning with County Wicklow, Ireland to celebrate our Irish roots • Reconciliation Ceremony to honour the role of First Nations people in the region • Regular annual festivals and events, including Trainfest, Race the Runway, Rideau Paddlefest, Healthy Living Festival, and more!

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terephthalate or PET) in the bottles leaching into the water. It is also noted that 22.7 million barrels of oil are used to make the bottles. Lanark County council is wishing “happy trails” to Reid Kilburn. The local resident was honoured for his contributions to the Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation (LCMTC) during the Nov. 23 county council meeting in Perth. Warden Gail Code presented Kilburn with a certificate of appreciation after he announced his resignation with the board on which he has served since January 2013 and most recently held the role of president. Le Boat, Europe’s largest self-drive boating company, is poised to become a global brand with the launch of the company’s first North American base of operations in 2018 on Ontario’s historic Rideau Canal. “We’re excited about Le Boat’s announcement,” said Smiths Falls Mayor Shawn Pankow. “It’s very exciting news for the community.” Pankow said he sees Le Boat’s establishment in Smiths Falls as an opportunity for the town to market itself to U.S. and European tourists who might not otherwise have decided to make Smiths Falls a destination. Lanark County’s ambulance fleet has a new place to call home. The Lanark County Paramedic Service’s (LCPS) new administration headquarters also home to the Smiths Falls and area ambulance base - was officially opened on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 84 Lorne St., just at the border between Montague Township and Smiths Falls. “On behalf of my township, Montague, we welcome you to Montague,” said Reeve Bill Dobson. “We are just a stone’s throw from Smiths Falls,” he said, pointing to the Tweed plant across the road. It may have taken three rounds of voting, but Montague Reeve Bill Dobson is the new warden of Lanark County for 2017. Dobson was elected to county council’s top spot Dec. 6 during the county’s inaugural meeting at the administration building in Perth as Lanark County staff, past wardens and Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier looked on. Four candidates put their names forward for the position: Dobson, Louis Antonakos (Carleton Place mayor), John Fenik (Perth mayor) and Sharon Mousseau (Beckwith deputy reeve). Fenik and Mous-

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Outgoing Lanark County Warden Gail Code (Drummond/North Elmsley reeve), left, presents newly-elected 2017 warden Bill Dobson (Montague reeve) with the chains of office during Lanark County’s inaugural meeting Dec. 6 at the administration building in Perth. seau have both served as warden before; he in 2010 and she held the post in 2011; while Antonakos was seeking the role for the first time. For Dobson, this will be his second term as warden, having first been elected in 2013. He put a strong emphasis on Canada’s 150th anniversary as a big reason for running and pledged to focus on “sustainability, fiscal responsibility and a long-term vision.” The Lanark County Child and Family Services (LCFS) and Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Angel Tree Program is at year 31, and has seen the number of “angels”, children affiliated with the Lanark County Child and Family Services rise close to 600. Our community came through once again (as they have every year) and all those children will receive presents. The Town and Country Chrysler Build a Mountain of Food campaign has wrapped up its six-week road tour with another successful pit stop benefiting food banks in Athens and Delta on Saturday, Dec. 17. In Athens during the morning hours, Hugh Colton and his volunteers managed to collect an impressive amount of food and cash donations for the local food bank. They collected 1,748 pounds of food and $3,813.01 in cash donations. “We had a snow storm, but they kept coming,” said Colton.

“People were coming from everywhere with donations of food and cash.” In Delta that afternoon, 680 pounds of food were collected and another $3,308.60 in cash donations. This brings the current campaign totals to a whopping 155,768 pounds of food and an incredible $93,092.41 in cash donations. With a goal of ensuring financial sustainability, Lanark County officially passed its 2017 budget during the Dec. 14 council meeting, which reflects a 1.5 per cent tax increase. The budget was initially brought forward for day-long discussions Nov. 18 (known as Financial Friday) and came back to the Dec. 7 corporate services committee meeting for further debate. The overall increase to the budget is 2.9 per cent and the county will collect $32.5 million from taxpayers next year, an increase over $31.6 million brought in this year. “By focusing on our core services and capital renewal, we are able to continue to improve our financial position,” noted CAO Kurt Greaves in a media release. “Our asset replacement funding is creating a sustainable level of investment.” The Perth Military Settlement Joint 200th Anniversary Committee honoured local sponsors who helped make the year’s events a success during the Dec. 14 Lanark County council meeting. A total of 11 sponsors were recognized with certificates of appreciation by committee chair John Gemmell (Perth deputy mayor) and thanked for their efforts in making the more than 200 events over the year happen. They are: OMYA; Rosecamp Farms representing the Egg Farmers of Ontario; Perth & District Septic Services; K. James Construction; Code Construction; Scouts Canada; Metroland Media; Lake 88; Ema Lee Fashions; Lanark-Leeds Home Builders Association; and Heritage Canada. Lanark County residents will have a first look at drawings and have input into the future of the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail this January and February. Four public open houses have been scheduled in communities around the county, kicking off Thursday, Jan. 19 at Rosedale Hall in Montague and continuing Thursday, Jan. 26 in Beckwith at the Beckwith municipal office. Further dates include Thursday, Feb. 2 in Carleton Place at the town hall auditorium and Thursday, Feb. 16 in Almonte at Almonte Old Town Hall. All sessions run from 6 to 8 p.m.

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The County of Lanark has recently leased, and will eventually acquire, lands owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The County’s current intent is to develop the lands as a recreational trail in partnership with other municipalities. Four public open houses have been scheduled in 2017, to engage, inform and seek input from County residents on the proposed future use of the corridor. Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Why help the refugees when we have homeless people here in Canada? Don't refugees pose a security threat to Canada? And they'll take our jobs and won't contribute to this country. Those are three of the many myths about Canada's Syrian refugees that Chela Breckon comes up against almost daily. "I've heard that (one) about 100,000 times," said Breckon, who is the project manager and inter-cultural competency trainer. She points to the first statement projected on a PowerPoint screen behind her, in the upstairs room of the Perth and District Union Public Library. When it comes to helping Canada's homeless and Syria's refugees, "we can do both," she said, during a workshop held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, aimed at engaging, integrating, and welcoming Syrian refugees. "It's not either/or." Earlier last year, as Canadians across the country raised money to help the evacuated residents of Fort McMurray, Alta., Syrian refugee families living in Calgary began their own fundraising efforts, and donated what they could to their fellow Albertans. "In that moment of domestic crisis, we were able to do both," said Breckon. "What do we have that the Syrians do not? We have a security net in Canada." Breckon conducts similar seminars for elementary school students, and she recounted that one boy in a Grade 6 class she visited summed it up per-

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cation was pushed, but "now our trades are suffering." And even if all of those currently unemployed were given employment, "we are still underemployed by a million in 10 years," she said. In another segment of her talk, she explained that there are three types of refugees (and that while an immigrant chooses to come here, a refugee is made to leave their home country.) The three tiers of refugee are: * GAR (Government Assisted Refugees); * Blended Sponsored Refugee; and, * Privately Sponsored Refugee. The private sponsorships provide 100 per cent of the costs of the Syrians' lives in their new homes for the first 12 months until they get on their feet. A blended refugee gets help from private groups and the federal government. These types of sponsorships are "like trying to get Tragically Hip tickets." A list would be posted, and then snapped up within minutes. Here in Lanark County, while there are no government-assisted refugees, since there are no federal settlement services in the area, some settlement services are provided by the TR Leger alternative school system, with the program based in Brockville. Already, of the eight families in the pipeline to arrive from the Middle East, four have already arrived in the area. A Catholic group has brought a Syrian family to Perth, while the CARR (Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement) has two families, one Syrian, one Iraqi. There are hopes to reunite the latter Syrian family with relatives still in the Middle East, and also to bring in another Syrian family. In September of 2015, in the final months of the Harper Conservative government, then Immigration Minister Chris Alexander changed the rules that made Iraqis and Syrians automatic refugees in the eyes of the Canadian government. Now that refugees are arriving and settling, Breckon reminded the audience, "The first two weeks are crucial." But, even after those first 14 days, both the refugees and the community realize, "Wow. This is a mountain ahead of me," in terms of integration. It can take "at least two years before you feel at home." As of Nov. 20, 35,147 Syrian refu-

gees have arrived in Canada since Nov. 4, 2015. Of those: * 18,433 are government assisted refugees; * 3,576 are blended sponsor refugees; and, * 3,138 are privately sponsored refugees. Further to this, according to government data, more than 340 communities across Canada (not including Quebec) have welcomed Syrians to their area. Also: * 20,096 refugee resettlement applications are in process, and; * 4,135 refugees have had their applications finalized but they have not yet travelled to Canada. "Many countries are looking at the Canadian model," said Breckon. While she admitted that the system is not perfect, "we are still in the top third of intake of refugees." She coached the attendees on a bit of Arabic, spelling out a greeting phonetically: "Mar-ha-ban." "The 'r' is a little bit like in French," she said. "You kind of want to roll it. The 'h' is a bit more punchy." Just this one simple gesture, "a very quick, three-letter word to demonstrate your desire to be welcoming," can mean a lot, she said. She also cautioned people in their word choice, because "word choice matters," she said. Calling it a "refugee crisis," means that "we are bring that conflict with the baggage of the migrant. There is no refugee crisis in Canada." The crisis is in places like Iraq and Syria. "It is not our crisis. It's their crisis," she said. Using the term "flood of refugees," is also problematic, since a flood suggests a situation that is overwhelming, that cannot be controlled. It suggests, "don't allow this water into your space... think about the language you use." Earlier in the evening, Erika Heesen, chief librarian, introduced Breckon and said that she was asked to speak in part because of the library's ongoing participation in the "One Book, One Canada" program. This year's theme is immigration, and the chosen book was The Illegal (2015) by Lawrence Hill. (The training was funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, and is also supported by the Local Immigration Partnership in Renfrew and Lanark counties.)

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NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION AND PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING A PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 34 OF THE PLANNING ACT, R.S.O. 1990. C.P.13 TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, this notice is to advise that sufficient information has been presented to deem the application being processed under File# D14-AC-01/17 as complete. A PUBLIC MEETING will be held by the Planning Advisory Committee of the Corporation of the Town of Perth on Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., at the Council Chambers, Town Hall, 80 Gore St. E., Perth Ontario, to consider an amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 3358, which is proposed under the above noted application. THE PURPOSE of the application is to amend Zoning By-law 3358 to rezone the subject lands from Residential Second Density (R2) Zone to a General Commercial Exception (C1-X-h) Zone with a holding provision, as it applies to land respectively described as Park Lot 1, Compiled Plan 8828, being Part 8 of RP 27R-3386; and Part Lot 13 S Leslie Plan 8828 and municipally known as 54 and 58 Wilson Street; and an abutting portion of the Metro site at 50 Wilson Street, being Part 7 of RP 27R-3386. The zoning request is consistent with the Central Area District under the Official Plan. THE EFFECT of the proposed C1-X-h Exception Zone is to permit the replacement of the existing two residential buildings with one commercial building of approximately 691.2 sq. m (7,440 sq. ft.) on the proposed lands subject to a minimum 3m side yard setback from Leslie Street. The proposed building will have a wider front face on Wilson Street which will be the front lot line. The holding provision will remain in place pending completion of a site plan control process and determination of servicing details. THE KEY MAP below indicates the location of the lands affected by the proposed zoning amendment in relation to other lands within the municipality. ANY PERSON may attend the Public Meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed amendment. If you wish to be notified after a decision regarding the zoning amendment has been made, you must make a written request to the Corporation of theTown of Perth. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Perth before the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Town of Perth to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Perth before the proposed Zoning By-law amendment is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the OMB unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. AFTER A DECISION has been made by Council, persons wishing to formally register an objection must, regardless of any previous submissions, file with the Clerk a Notice of Appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board setting out the objection and the reasons in support of the objection and accompanied by the Board’s fee. BACKGROUND materials may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the Planning Department at theTown Hall. Please call Michelle Mahon, Junior Planner at 613-267-3311 ext. 2252 in advance to ensure that Planning staff will be available to provide assistance. KEY MAP Dated at the Town of Perth this 5th day of January, 2017 Lauren Walton, Clerk Town of Perth 80 Gore St. E., Perth ON K7H 1H9 Tel: (613) 267-3311 Fax: (613) 267-5635 Approximate location of the Lands subject to the proposed zoning change

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Trees and forests hold value well beyond their beauty. To many around the world, they are sources of inspiration, wonder, medicine and wisdom. In so many ways, forests are spaces in which to learn, grow and potentially heal. Come out to The Table Community Food Center in Perth on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m. to meet Patricia Stirbys and Peter Croal and hear about a new initiative that is beginning to spark imaginations across the country. The National Healing Forest project invites Indigenous and settler communities alike to reflect deeply on the history and legacy of residential schools, to acknowledge and confront the devastation on the families and communities of hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and to begin a healing journey in the nurturing company of trees. In 2015, Indigenous lawyer Patricia Stirbys and international environment and development advisor Peter Croal had a dream of planting a forest with 6,000 trees representing the lives of each First Nation, Inuit and Métis child that was lost during their attendance at a Canadian residential school, and 1,200 trees to represent the 1,200 (plus) murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada. When Peter and Patricia shared their dream with the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation, the dream took on a spirit of its own. It was determined that NCTR would be the host organization for the National Healing Forest, but that the dream needed to be nurtured and carried forward by communities and territories across Canada.

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Year in Review: Campfire suspected as cause of fire on Pike Lake July A lazy summer afternoon at Pike Lake became scary when flames flared up on Big Island across from Route 17. By the time Mark Kelly and some other Pike Lakers reached the island, the fire had grown to cover an area of about 50 by 100 feet. Black smoke was seen well down the lake. The Pike Lakers put up a valiant effort to stop the blaze; not surprisingly, buckets of water didn’t stand a chance of putting out a fire this size. Fortunately, our local fire department arrived with all the proper equipment to extinguish the fire.  The fire was out about two hours after it was first noticed. The cause of the fire appears to have been a smouldering campfire that had not been properly extinguished. Luckily, the fire flared up during daylight hours rather than at night after people were asleep; there was no wind that day. Kelly and others spotted the fire and called the fire department. *** The year 2016 marks not only the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement, but also the 25th anniversary of one of the area’s most popular events, the Stewart Park Festival. The festival saw its humble beginnings as part of the Town of Perth’s 175th anniversary celebrations back in 1991. That July, a committee of six individuals under the auspices of the Downtown Heritage Perth BIA, oversaw a variety of activities in Stewart Park, including musical performances by Colleen Peterson, Power Snooze, The Sox and Steve Hannah. From that time on, come July, there has been music in Stewart Park brought to you by the Perth Downtown BIA. This year the festival takes the opportunity to look back at its history. A souvenir history book, put together by Steve Tennant, Ralph Willsey and John McKenty, commemorating the 25 years of the festival, was made available at the festival. *** Drummond/North Elmsley, Tay Valley Fire Rescue Fire Chief Greg Saunders spoke about a fire that ripped down the CP Rail line from Glen Tay to Tay Valley Township, scorching approximately 20km of grass and brush along the route.The chief said he got the initial 911 call at 2:32 p.m. There were 54 calls in total from fires burning on the tracks. One of the first calls to come in was from Valerie Goyette of Perth who was travelling home from Smiths Falls on Highway 43. *** The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has another great reason to celebrate its people. Lucie Bingley received the “Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers” at a ceremony

held at Queen’s Park in Toronto.The ceremony was followed by a reception and dinner hosted by the Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell. The “Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers” was established in 1998 and honours youth between the ages of 15 and 24 who have given a large amount of their time to a charitable or not-for-profit organization. The medals are presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. At the ceremony this year, 10 youth received this wonderful distinction. “It is a privilege to volunteer at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. I hope I can make a difference,” said Lucie Bingley, award recipient. At the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, Lucie can be found supporting the dialysis and laboratory departments with activities and events or offering a kind word or smile to any visitor, patient or hospital team member. She is well-known for her thoughtful demeanor and quiet support and is an asset to the hospital. *** August When the Canadian military told Justin Lackey to take a hike, he readily agreed. File photo Billing itself as the largest walking event in the world, with more than 40,000 people taking part in the International Four Day Marches of Nijmegen, in The Netherlands from July 19 to The Youth Action Kommittee (YAK) duck race takes off from Stewart Park on Sunday af22, the Perth native was one of an 11-member ternoon during the Stewart Park Festival. team sent to represent his reservist unit, the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, where he serves as a corporal. Lackey’s team was part of a larger contingent of more than 170 Canadians who took to the streets of Holland last month.

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*** Is Perth town council on the right road when it comes to trucks transiting the downtown core? Resident Derek Holbeche does not think so, and he hopes that better signage will soon direct trucks to their proper route from Highway 7 to points south, and vice versa. Speaking as a delegation at Perth town council’s committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9, Holbeche said that he appreciated the truck direction signs that were present during recent roadwork on Wilson Street, but had hoped that that proper signage would be a permanent feature, as he had recently seen a flatbed truck with very large landscaping rocks making its way down Gore Street. (Later in the week, this newspaper noticed large tractor trailers on Wilson Street and a large log truck turning from Craig Street onto Gore Street East.)

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A brokenhearted fish

ish are people too, you know. I have always loved fish. One of my favourite things to do when we stay at a cottage is to grab a mask and swim with the fishes - and I don’t mean that in a cementshoes-mobster kind of way. I mean I like to get up close to them. In a past life I might have been a fish. Or possibly a mermaid. (I wouldn’t mind being a mermaid right now... in a warmer place.) One time at a cottage when Boychild was quite little he and I caught a few lovely largemouth bass that were big enough to eat, but I couldn’t bring myself to do them in. They stayed on a stringer off the dock for a couple of hours before I said, “They’re so lovely...why don’t we just let them go, Boychild?” We probably had hot dogs for supper instead. It should be no big surprise that we have a couple of aquariums at home. It started with Boychild and a collection of neon tetras quite a few years ago, and then Girlchild got in on the action with some goldfish. Fish are very relaxing to watch... unless they are depressed. Then it’s just no good. Girlchild started out with three fish. Goldie was the largest and when we got her she was a silvery-gold colour (hence the name), but eventually she turned completely orange. Her tank-mate, Charlotte, started off orange and had elaborate fancy fins and a big feathery tail. The third one was Blackie who, as you might guess, was a black moor with big, bulgy eyes and a lovely tail. They make me think of pugs. We lost Blackie a couple of years ago, but Goldie and Charlotte continued merrily along in the tank until just before Christmas, when Charlotte started to show signs of decline. There didn’t seem to be any obvious signs of illness, but she spent more and more time resting on the bottom of the aquarium...and then she stopped eating. (That’s almost never a good sign.) “This isn’t a good sign,” I even said to Girlchild. “I don’t think Charlotte’s going to make it.” The interesting thing is, Goldie never left her side. That fish hovered over and around Charlotte constantly. She even rested on the bottom of the tank beside her. Charlotte passed away. Girlchild and I said a few nice things about the lovely girl Charlotte was before the funeral.

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Meanwhile, back in the tank, a heart-wrenching scene was unfolding. Goldie was spending all her time at the bottom of the tank in the very spots where Charlotte had been. She stopped eating. She stopped swimming. Goldie was clearly sad! Goldie is not a tiny fish like a tetra, but I would still contend that her brain is not very big - relatively speaking. And yet, there she was, missing her tank-mate. Girlchild and I were concerned. I figured maybe after a few days her little brain would forget and she would carry on with her usual fishy ways, but days passed and still Goldie mourned. Submitted/Wenda Cochran I couldn’t stand it. We hadn’t planned on perpetuating the goldfish forever (Girlchild has been talking about acquiring various This photo is from the estate of Archie Guthrie, who is the father of Wenda Cochran, the person who submammals as pets and there is, quite mitted this picture. She said she believes they are from the 1940s and from M.N. Cummings Saw Mill. She is frankly, only room for so many things in her room), but the thought of seeking any information she can find about it. Please call her at 613–256-2409. Goldie dying of loneliness was killing me. So Girlchild and I took an afternoon and gave the tank a thorough cleaning. You can’t have new roomf it wasn’t for you, you, or campaign has hit more than $100,000. mates move in without things being Hugh, we wouldn’t be able to That was thanks to a number of new spic and span, after all. do what we do to feed the hundonations as well as some anonymous The next day we set out for Kanata gry in 11 communities. ones. on a fish mission. So committed was Hugh Colton took a moment – What put them over the 100K I to this task that I completely forgot OK, who’s kidding whom, here? It mark? Weir View that a blizzard was planned for that “There were a number of day, which we drove into and which was more like 60+ moments, to thank fill those food bank shelves in Lanark anonymous donations this year – a his people on Sunday. followed us home. (So much fun!) Those people, some 140 to 150 and Leeds and Grenville. $13,000 donation for God’s sake. Nevertheless, we successfully ac“Today’s been a special day. There There were so many things; and some quired two new tank-mates: another strong, gathered at Farrell Hall to bulgy-eyed black moor with a little be appreciated by the man, (more has been a whole lot of things that new people that joined. Tweed versus propeller tail (which Girlchild al- like the machine) behind the Build a have been amazing,” he told me after Gallipeau challenge, “Let’s Can the gathering Sunday. “The new float, Hunger” and that was another $2,200 lowed me to name “Pug”), and a mini Mountain of Food campaign. He thanked his media sponsors, the amount of people who came here in cash we didn’t have before.” version of Charlotte, who started off Following last year’s thank as “Melanie” but became “Peek.” We his grocery store owners, his food today – 140/150 strong. The numbers noticed she liked to hide in one of the bank managers and volunteers, his we showed you – 11 communities you event, I asked him what his aquarium ornaments and peek out delivery truck drivers, his colleagues, strong. We look at this every year and expectations were for this year’s the top when she first arrived. (Some- his adopted family and his friends for we wonder if we can meet or beat (last campaign – being the 10th anniversary. times you have to get to know your making this year’s 10th campaign the year’s totals). We don’t set goals, we So I repeated that question. Over and just hit the streets and away we go, and above expectations this year? fish before you name them.) best one yet. They are so cute. The numbers are in and they’re every year, these communities don’t “Certainly over and above last Goldie was thrilled. I am delight- astounding. This year, the campaign cease to amaze me. They keep coming year’s totals… those are numbers that ed to report it’s a happy tank again, was up over $108,900 in cash out and they give and they give and fill food banks.” with lots of swimming and eating and donations and 164,695 pounds of they give and I can’t say thank you Jim Wright has been working pooping. (Goldfish: Pigeons of the food. That’s 23,000 more pounds enough.” See COLUMN page P9 Sea.) It was the first time in 10 years the than last year, and $38,000 more to

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From tire size to fuel efficiency – winter comes with its own challenges “Hi Brian, In March 2016 I bought a used 2012 Toyota Camry. In just over 50 years of owning vehicles, this is the first time that I have ever owned a Toyota and so far I am extremely pleased with my purchase. The tires on the vehicle are size P215/55R17. When I bought the vehicle I was also able to buy almost new winter tires on rims. The winter tires are Michelin X-Ice size P215/45R17. This week I went to a Toyota dealership to have a maintenance service completed and was going to have the winter tires installed as well. On arrival, I notified the advisor that my winter tires were P215/45R17 and asked if they could be used. She told me that my winter tires could not be used as they were not within the specs allowed. She mentioned that a 16” tire and rim package could be installed to save dismounting and remounting fees for seasonal changeovers. After coming home I read up in the Toyota owner’s manual and I learned that the #55 in P215/55R17 refers to ‘tire height to section width’. The question that I have is since the winter tires I presently have are #45 with regard to tire height and they cannot be used because they do not meet the “specs”, how is it possible to go from a 17-inch tire to a 16-inch tire and still be within the specs. My next question is if my P215/45R17 winter tires are not suitable am I better to pay extra money to buy 17-inch tires

versus 16-inch tires and rims. Thanks” Ross It’s all a matter of circumference. That 55 figure refers to the sidewall height being 55 per cent of the tread width. Using a tire size calculator (available online) your winter Michelin 17s are 6.5 per cent smaller in circumference than the originals and the dealer-suggested 16s are actually 0.8 per cent bigger. The car and tire industries agree that you shouldn’t go beyond 3.0 per cent bigger or smaller in terms of circumference when substituting tire sizes. The vehicle’s various computers are programmed to recognize a wide amount of vehicle speed data based on the tire sizes that were chosen by the original designers and engineers. If you choose the wrong size it can affect anti-lock brakes, transmission shifting and a whole lot more. A number of years ago at a shop I worked, we put the wrong sized tires on a Jeep Patriot and it stalled going out of the shop and wouldn’t restart because the engine, transmission, and body computers couldn’t figure out what was going on! Generally speaking if you opt for 16” tires they are cheaper than 17s (not including the rims), but you could go with the correct 17” size and use your existing rims. “Hello Brian,

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A friend’s daughter bought a 2014 Ford Escape a few weeks ago equipped with a 2.0 L turbo-charged engine. She may have been swayed by the salesman on how good the fuel mileage would be. Apparently there is quite a bit of chatter online about the poor performance of the 2.0T. She has had it “assessed” (for fuel usage) by the dealer who sold it and the result was that it was operating “within specs”. She wants them to take it back or she’ll try to sell it right away. Here are some of the things I told her to help with fuel economy. - Tire pressure, (unless you have nitrogen in your tires, which won’t change as much with temperatures). For every 5°C drop in outside temps your tire pressure will drop 1 psi. So, if they set your tires to spec in the shop at 20C, at -5C your tires would be 5 psi low which would certainly affect your fuel mileage. If you can set your vehicle to FWD only, it would avoid engaging the rest of the driveline (and using more fuel). I’m not sure what your selection options are. - Winter tires are generally less fuel

efficient than summer/all-season tires. - A block heater plugged in for an hour or so will avoid hard cold starts and poor fuel mileage for the first few minutes. - Warm up idling gives you 0 mpg. - Not sure if you have a Direct Injection (DI) engine? The manufacturers have gone to DI to get better fuel mileage but they now run the engine so “lean” that there are consequences. One power/fuel sapping result is that carbon deposits form on the intake valves inhibiting proper air intake. Twice a year you should use an injector cleaner that has polyetheramine. Lorne Our advisor is pretty much bang on with this advice with a few tweaks needed. Fuel economy in winter takes a major drop compared to warmer weather (as much as 20 per cent on some vehicles), so our Escape owner really shouldn’t be making any decisions until she sees what the mileage is during warmer weather. If the Escape is AWD, there may be no driver control to switch it on or off (and besides the vehicle is still carrying the weight of all that secondary driveline equipment). Yes this engine is direct injection and no cleaner added through the injectors (as in, dumped in the gas tank) will make any difference whatsoever as the spray of these chemicals will never

hit the back of the intake valves where the deposits occur. (Ford hasn’t had much of a problem with this anyway). The biggest problem is the turbocharger. Few turbo owners ever learn the discipline required to keep this fuel-guzzling intake-booster at bay. In order to get anywhere close to the posted ratings, one has to be VERY light on the pedal, all the time! In normal driving this can be a real distraction. The EPA ratings on that year were 25/33 city/highway mpg (imperial gallons) which was better than their closest competitors (Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4). Most reviewers of the day seldom got those figures during their evaluation road tests. If this Ford owner is looking for better mileage, she won’t likely find it in a compact SUV of this era. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@perfprint.ca to bjoeturner@hotmail.com listing ‘Question for the Car Counsellor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 65 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies.) Yours in service Brian Turner

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The Station Theatre’s movie weekend screens The Dressmaker Jan. 20 and 21 The Dressmaker is a comedy-drama that tells the story of the beautiful and talented Tilly Dunnage (Academy Award winner Kate Winslet). After years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with her eccentric mother Molly (Academy Award nominee Judy Davis). She also falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth), and armed with her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town, exacting sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. One critic summed up the movie this way: "Revenge is a dish best served fashionably attired and ready to pounce in this wacky, sometimes cynical, and often winning examination of forgiveness,

revenge, and everything in between. It's also a treat, simply because it takes you to unexpected places in unexpected ways." The movie screens on Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21 at our new time - 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5, cash only at the door. We remind patrons of our free movie nights Reward Card. Bring your card along and have it stamped; don't have one, just pick one up at the ticket counter. Fill up the card and get one movie free. We also remind patrons that the Smiths Falls Community Theatre has announced its 2017 season of plays. It's a delightful mix of a farce, a classic psychological drama, a comedy, the world premiere of a play of local historical interest, a mystery and a British-style Christmas pan-

tomime - in that order. Tickets for the first play, the farce entitled No Sex Please, We're British, running from Feb. 24 to March 5, are now on sale. The theatre is offering an opportunity to attend all six plays for just $99. This season ticket comes in the form of a "Six-Pack Flex Pack". Patrons can select how they want to use their six vouchers to purchase tickets to any of the six shows in the 2017 season. The deal - which offers a savings of almost 20 per cent compared to the regular adult ticket price - will be on sale until the last day of the first play which is March 5. For details of the ways to purchase the vouchers and the many different ways to use them go to our website, smithsfallstheatre.com. Submitted by the Smiths Falls Community Theatre

The purpose of these meetings, which follow the first round of public meetings held in November 2016, is to receive further information from the public in response to the draft recommendations for school closures and consolidations presented in an Initial Staff Report that was received by the Board of Trustees on September 28, 2016. A copy of that report, additional information, and a link to an online survey in response to the draft recommendations presented in the report are available through the Pupil Accommodation Review link on the UCDSB main page at www.ucdsb.on.ca. A public meeting for the Grenville, Brockville and River Families of Schools will be held on: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Brockville Collegiate Institute 90 Pearl Street East, Brockville 6:30 p.m. [Doors open at 6:00 p.m.] The public meeting scheduled for the Rideau, Lanark North, and Lanark South Families of Schools will be held on: Monday, January 30, 2017 Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute 299 Percy Street, Smiths Falls 6:30 p.m. [Doors open at 6:00 p.m.] Important Notice: In the event of inclement weather, alternate meeting dates will be posted on the UCDSB website, and school and Board Facebook pages. To confirm which public meeting applies to your local school, contact your school office, or visit the recommendations by family of schools page at www.bit.ly/2eVPtDE, then click on your school family in the column at left or your ARC page. The meetings will also be livestreamed at the following link: January 24, 2017 http://livestream.com/UCTV/Brockville January 30, 2017 http://livestream.com/UCTV/smithsfalls Members of the public who are interested in making a presentation at these ARC public meetings should review the ARC Guide for Delegations, noting the process and timelines for receiving requests. This information can be found at: www.bit.ly/2eeARjG.

For more information concerning the Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review call 1-800-267-7131, or email buildingforthefuture@ucdsb.on.ca. Jeff McMillan Chair

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CODE – Just in time for Christmas, Jason & Rachael Code are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their first child and son, Evan James Max Code. Born on Sunday December 18th 2016 at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Evan is lovingly welcomed by first time grandparents Jim and Ruth Code and Ron and Bev Gain. Also excited to welcome Evan are his Aunt Sherri (Bruce), Uncle Kyle, and Great Grandpa Charles Baker. A special thank you to Dr. Kerner and all the amazing obstetrical nursing staff at PSFDH - we couldn’t have had a more successful and amazing birthing experience without your excellent care.

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WANSBROUGH, Peter Copp February 5, 1956 – December 6, 2016 We the family of the late Peter Copp Wansbrough would like to thank our family, friends, co-workers and neighbours for their flowers, cards, food, phone calls, texts and memorial donations and heartfelt words of sympathy over the loss of a cherished husband, father and grandfather. Thank you to the doctors and nurses in the ER and ICU departments at the Smiths Falls Hospital for their compassion and excellent care over the years, especially these last few months. A very special heartfelt thank you to Dale Hilton and the staff at Lannin Funeral Home for their assistance, care and compassion in our time of need. We thank Rev. Jill Turnbull for her kindness and the wonderful service and the ladies at the Smiths Falls Legion for the wonderful luncheon they provided following the service. Thank you to David Wansbrough, dear brother of Peter for his words of tribute. There are never enough words, so again, we say thank you to each and every one of you, for your love, support and prayers during this difficult time. Sherri, Peter Charles (Lana), Cory William John (Crystal) Wansbrough and families

SCHONAUER/McDOUGALL Leanne and Paul are pleased to announce the birth of their son Hunter Ernest John McDougall. Born November 12, 2016 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital weighing 8 lbs 2.5 oz. Proud Grandparents are John and Pat Schonauer and Ernie and Joan McDougall. A very special thank you to Hunter’s big sis Harley for her love and support. Another special thank you to the Drs and Nurses at the Ottawa Civic Hospital for the care that Hunter and I received. I would also like to thank the Special Care Nursery at the Ottawa Civic for the care that Hunter received the first week of his arrival. Leanne Schonauer Paul McDougall

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The family of Ken Manson wish to say thank you to our family, friends and community for all your love and support during these difficult times. A special appreciation for Reverend Barry Goodwin for conducting the beautiful service, a genuine thank you to Linda Duncan for your heartfelt remembrances and the very special Fireman’s Honour Guard. A loving thank you to Emmaleigh King for your beautiful singing, thank you to Callum, Elsie, Carmindy, Mairin & Seamus for their sweet voices. Sincere loving appreciation to Rian Manson for the amazing eulogy, you put all our thoughts and memories of Grandpa into words. A loving thank you to Daryl King for the stirring music of the bagpipes in tribute to your grandpa. A special appreciation to the members of Trinity United Church Middleville, Ontario for the delicious lunch and reception. Thank you to our friends and family for beautiful floral arrangements, food and donations in memory of Ken. An extra special thank you to Almonte Country Haven for making Ken’s home special, treating him with love and most of all respect. You are among the greatest people we have known. Your caring ways and thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. Life’s race well run, Life’s work well done, Life’s victory won, Now commeth rest. Sincerely Veryl Manson & Family

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The family of Helene MacDougall would like to thank everyone for the love and support during the loss of our Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother. We would like to thank Rev. Samer Kandalaft for the lovely funeral service, the St. Paul’s choir for the beautiful singing and we also thank the ladies of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church for the delicious lunch after the service. Thank you to those who send flowers and made contributions. We truly appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness. We would especially like to acknowledge and thank the staff, nurses and caregivers from Bayfield Manor. The exceptional care and attention you showed Mother greatly improved her quality of life. Although she will be greatly missed, she is now at peace and with John once again. Sincere Regards, Ken, Lori and families

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CARD OF THANKS Norma Paul After Norma’s unexpected, but peaceful, passing we would like to thank the following: Dr. Tiffany and Dr. Murray, the paramedics, and the wonderful nurses at Almonte General Hospital for their TLC; Gamble’s Funeral Home and staff for their guidance and compassion; and to Rev. Jeff de Jong for his visit to the hospital. All those who visited the funeral home, attended the funeral, the donations received in memory of Norma, and the many acts of sympathy — food delivered to our homes, flowers, cards, phone calls, and online condolences. Rev. Mary Royal for her care and concern, and guidance, and for leading us in the funeral service which was a wonderful tribute to Norma. The choir who added so much to the service. Her great-nephews who acted as her pallbearers, and did such a good job in such terrible weather! The United Church women who provided a wonderful luncheon after the service. Norma will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all. Norma Paul’s family

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THANK YOU The family of the late Mildred Bell are overwhelmed with the thoughtfulness shown to us at the time of her passing. The heartfelt condolences, cards, visits, prayers, donations and presence at her wake and funeral showed us she was well loved. A special thank you to Rosebridge Manor Nursing Home, all the team members and staff for the care, support, activities and friendship over the past few years. The positive and friendly care shown to our mother and the entire family over these years was greatly appreciated. Thank you Shannon, Dale, Alex and Ryan of Lannin Funeral Home – your care and compassion at this difficult time will long be remembered. We sincerely thank the Anglican Parish of Kitley; Reverend Nancy MacLeod for your beautiful eulogy to our Mom and all your supportive words; Sterling Bennett for the uplifting musical service; Mom’s church family especially Louise and Leanne for the wonderful readings; the ACW for the delicious luncheon – Mom would have loved everything. The entire service was a great tribute and celebration of her well lived life. And finally a heartfelt thank you to the pallbearers – her beloved grandchildren – Christine, Matt, Tim, Rob, Mike, Nikki and Jamie. You were her pride and joy! Thank you everyone for all acts of kindness. Sandra, Len, Larry, Linda and Bill

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Tragically as a result of an accident in Florida, on Saturday December 31, 2016, at the age of 76. Loving wife of Robert. Dear mother of Deborah Harker (Robert Deschamps) and Howard Harker (Elizabeth). Proud grandmother of Nicholas, Areil, Jeffery and Sheena. Elizabeth will be missed by all her extended family. Friends may support the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Thursday January 12, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. for visitation only. For those who wish, a donation to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com

Willows John Keith Willows

Keith passed away, at the Rosamond Unit of the Almonte General Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, January 6, 2017, at the age of 86. Keith Willows, of Boyd’s Settlement, cherished husband of Darlene (nee` Stanley) was predeceased by his beloved first wife, Jean (neè Craig) in 1999. Keith was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Merle (neè Tennant), and his siblings, Gerald (late Doris) and Dorothy (late Cecil) Munro and by his sister in law, Dorothy (Lyle) Reid. Keith was both a respected and loving father to: Shirley (late Mike) Steele, of Perth, Barry (Kelly), of Glen Tay, Glen (Connie), of Perth, Kevin (Vicky), of Balderson and Karen (Rick) Tysick, of Innisville, as well as to his 3 step-children: Scott, Gary and Kiar. Grandpa will be sadly missed by his loving grandchildren: Ashley, Cody, Brooke (Ricky), Ben, Alex, Hanna, Owen, Shane, Ryan (Amanda), Jason (Abbie), Colin (Rachel) and Matt (Amber). Loving stepgrandfather to his 8 step-grandchildren, Keith will also be fondly remembered by his sister in law, Lois (Graham) Mowatt, of Perth. Also left to mourn his loss are his surviving siblings: Feryn (late Jack) McGill, of Pakenham, Elva (late Alvin) Kelford, of Carleton Place, Ellen (Gilles) Lalonde, of Ottawa, Sterling (Barbara), of Drummond Centre, Beth (late Bill) Craig, of Ottawa, Raymond (Shirley) of Boyd’s Settlement, and Heather, of Innisville. A proud dairy farmer and woodsman for many decades, Keith supplied the Balderson Cheese Company with milk for their dairy products for many years. His woodworking and carpentry skills were used to build log homes and many wood projects. To honour his wishes, cremation has taken place with a private funeral to be held at Boyd’s United Church, Boyd’s Settlement, at a future date. Private spring interment will be held at Boyd’s Methodist Church Cemetery. There will be a public celebration of Keith’s life to be held at Timber Run Golf Club, Lanark, on Saturday, January 14th, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For those wishing donations to Boyd’s Methodist Cemetery would be appreciated, c/o Lisa Grant, 353 Concession 2A, RR1 Carleton Place, K7C 0C5. Keith’s arrangements are entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082


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BUTTNER Franziska

Peacefully at home on Wednesday January 4, 2017. Franziska Buttner in her 88th year of Kemptville. Loving Mom of Lori (Brian Cassidy) of Kemptville, Ingrid (Rick Bohm) of Ottawa, Francis Buttner of Smiths Falls and Pam Buttner of Cape Town, South Africa. Cherished Oma of Alicia, Franziska, Christain, Samantha, Allison, Wilhelm and great-grandchildren Bentley, Cohen and Marshall. Dear sister of Kathie of Germany, Regina of Stittsville, Josef of Germany and the late Ludwig, Peter, Franz, Anna and her parents Helena and Heinrich Hornung. By Franziska’s request Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Byers Funeral Home 2990 Church Street, South Mountain, (613-989-3836) on Friday January 13, 2017 at 3 p.m. Private Spring Interment. By family request donations may be made to the Beth Donovan Hospice or the Victoria’s Quilts (Kemptville Chapter). Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

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

Mayhew Garry Michael “Slugger” Mayhew The story of Garry Michael Mayhew, or ‘Slugger’, began on July 9th, 1946. He was the sixth child born to Phyllis (McMahon) and Howard Mayhew of Combermere, Ontario. Garry would spend his childhood, go to school, graduate and eventually meet the love of his life while living in Combermere. When he was around 18 years old, he met his soulmate; a beautiful and extremely shy girl named Wannita Quade from the nearby town of Quadeville. Garry was smitten, but Wannita’s shyness called for some gentlemanly persuasion on his part, but he finally convinced her to go out on their first date in 1968. (Though Garry would always say it took no effort because ‘she was always kissing my tracks.’) She continued kissing his tracks all the way to the altar when they married in September of 1971. The next chapter on Garry’s journey was when he and Wannita pulled up stakes and moved to Perth for work, where they would also start their family. Their firstborn child Pamela, was born in 1972, and their son Troy came along in 1980. He was a loving, devoted, and gentle husband and father. They created many cherished memories together, often as they travelled back to their hometowns on weekends to spend time with their parents and extended family. Prior to the move to Perth, he started working with the travelling crew as a linesman for Ontario Hydro. The motivation to relocate was due to his want to not be separated by travel from Wannita and eventually his children. He would remain there for the rest of his career, for a total of 35 years. He was a hardworking and dedicated employee, who enjoyed his job, and the people he worked with. During this time he made many special and life long friendships. The next chapter in his story that unfolded found him in retirement. He continued to live a quiet life as a caring, kind-hearted man, who gave wonderful warm bear hugs. He always put the needs of others before his own, but when he had time for himself, he enjoyed hockey (both as a fan and as Co-VP of the Perth Blue Wings), the annual boys fishing trips, sitting and visiting in his brother in-law’s garage, time spent at the hunting camp and his trailer at ‘the Brulee’. There was always usually time for a cold beer or two along the way. Surrounded by family, love, and his favorite country western music, the final chapter in his story was written on January 4th, 2017. Garry’s spirit will be carried on by Wannita, Pamela and her husband Michael, Troy and his wife Natasha, and his surviving sisters, sister-in-law and their families; Betty & Glenn Gulick, Dale Halliday, and Claudia Yarscavitch, and Rita Harrington. He will also be remembered fondly by his inlaws and their families; Desmond & Shelby Quade, Kathleen Kauffeldt, Shirley & Garry Carnegie, Barbara & Morley Bowes, Charlotte & Dick Kuehl, Dawson & Daffinee Quade, Kenny O’Brien, and Glenn Quade. He is reunitied with his mother and father, brother Kenneth Mayhew, sister Freda Teske, nephew Steven Mayhew and other dear friends and extended family. In lieu of flowers we would ask in memory of Garry you extend a hand to one in need, or perform a random act of kindness as he himself so often did. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Holy Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, Combermere, at 2:00 pm. Reception followed at Quadeville Community Hall. A private family interment will be held in the spring, at Quadeville.

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

Dickie Francis “Frank” Wallace Dickie

Francis “Frank” Dickie of Lanark, Ontario, formally of Saint John, New Brunswick, passed away peacefully at Rosebridge Manor in Jasper, Ontario on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the age of 84. Born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, March 5, 1932, he was the son of the late Sanford and Dora Louise (nee Sullivan) Dickie. He is also predeceased by his wife Dorothy Lee Fearon, on March 28, 2000. He is forever loved, and his animated spirit will be missed by his children and their spouses, Karen (David) Procter and Ronald (Chantel) Dickie. Cherished grandfather of Levi (Erin Moore) Procter, Alex (Ashley) Procter, Saul Procter and Georgia Dickie. Proud great-grandfather of Kohen, Arianna and Myles Procter. He was the last surviving member of his siblings and is survived by his sisters-in-law Carole Underhill and Barb Fearon. He will be fondly remembered by his partner Nancy Potter of Lanark, as well as his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Frank was an avid sportsman all of his life, and as a young man he grew up riding horses, playing hockey and basketball, and enjoyed fishing for trout, bass, and salmon. In his youth he was a Boy Scout Leader, and in later years he thoroughly enjoyed golfing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He worked at Quebec North Shore Paper Company in Baie Comeau, Quebec for many years, and later moved to Saint John, New Brunswick where he was a Machine Tender at Irving Paper until his retirement. As per Frank’s wishes, there will be a private graveside service to take place at Ocean View Memorial Gardens in Saint John New Brunswick, at a later date. It is there where he will be laid to rest beside his wife, Dorothy Fearon, for eternity. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to your local SPCA or a charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Gayle Brien Thurston, born on July 24th, 1946, passed away on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 in the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital in Moose Jaw, SK. Gayle will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his beloved wife of 52 years, Susan (Mullen). Gayle was the loving father of Don, Mac (Heather), and Sandy (Naveen); dear grandfather of eight beautiful grandchildren: Brad, Sam, Ashley, Emily, Matthew, Jessica, Nathan and Shaan; and kind brother of sister, Eileen Sheard and sister-in-law, Donna (Lyle) Threinen. After struggling with health issues over the years, we are relieved he is finally at peace. Gayle will be taken back to Ontario where a celebration of his life will be held with the immediate family. No words can express how much he will be missed and how much he was loved. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Calvin Gammel, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com

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DONATO Margaret (nee McKeown) Peacefully at Almonte General Hospital on January 8th, 2017 with family at her side. Margaret was born in 1926 in Consett, County Durham, UK. She attended Hatfield College, Durham University where she trained to be a teacher. Margaret went on to have a career teaching children with special needs before marrying Robert (Bob) Donato in 1950. Following her marriage, she took some time off work to raise their three children but once they were in school she returned to teaching those with special needs. In 1964 the family emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, where Margaret continued her career teaching children at the Royal Ottawa Hospital and, later, at Elmdale School. In 1971 the Donatos moved to Almonte, a town Margaret loved, and would end up living half of her natural life and where she was able to indulge her passion for craft work. She was an incredibly talented quilter - designing and hand stitching many, many quilts. She was also a keen knitter, spinner, weaver and rug hooker - skills she was happy to share with others. She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 2005. She will be sadly missed by her 3 children: Gillian in the UK, Jane in Windsor and Patrick (Kathy Legree) in Peterborough. She also leaves 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The youngest born on 5 January this year. The family would like to thank Dr. Ursala McGarry and the nursing staff at Almonte General Hospital, the nurses and staff at Orchardview by the MIssisisippi and the Assisted Living staff of Mills Community Support for all their care and support of Mum these last few months. As per Margaret’s wishes no funeral services are to be held and cremation has already occurred. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Mills Community Support. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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LEWIS

Glenn William

Suddenly at Community Care Centre, Perth on December 16, 2016 in his 83 year. Beloved husband of Jean Turpin. Dear father of Trina King (Jason), Tania McGlade (Robert). Loving grandfather of Brennan, Kaileen and Wade. Sadly missed by brothers Don, and Dale sisters Marian and Judy, also by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Edna Lewis and brothers Ken, Cecil, Basil and Dean and sister Margaret. Following cremation a Memorial Service was held at the Perth Seventh-day Adventist Church 2734 County Road 10 (Franktown Rd, 5 miles out North Street) on January 8, 2017 at 2 pm. Donations to the Perth Seventh-day Adventist Church or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. On line condolences at goodfellowsfuneralhome.com

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Kirkham Elizabeth Clista (neé Myers) Kirkham

It is with deep sadness, we announce that Betty has gone to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at the age of 87 in hospital, Carleton Place. She was the loving wife and soulmate of the late W. Earl Kirkham. Proud and devoted Mom to Lea Beth (Glenn) Taylor, Nancy (Murray) Stead and her rock and caregiver, Ralph. Predeceased by her older son, Larry (Joyce), and by her brothers; Lorne (Hilda) and Ron (Betty). Loved Gram to Melinda, Jonathan, Andrew, Quinton, Sasha, Breen, Tyler, Taralyn and Tracey. Caring Gram to 18 great-grandchildren and sister of Keith Myers (Kevin) and Corinne (Dan) Courtney, Betty will be fondly remembered by her dear friend and sister in law, Irene Kirkham and by many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Betty was always thinking about thinking of the needs of others with a true Christian heart. She had taken active roles in many churches and community groups over the years and for decades was a top bowler in Perth. To honour her final wishes, Betty was cremated and a celebration of her life took place on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth. Visitation was held from 10:00 am until 11:45 am, with a Celebration of Betty’s life following at 12:00 noon. There was a reception in the funeral home, immediately after the service. As Betty’s favourite colour was red, please feel free to wear something red to honour her! No perfumes or scents please. For those wishing, donations to the Gideons or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Perth, would be appreciated. Mrs. Kirkham’s arrangements are in the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082


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SLACK Irene Florence

(née Lemoine) Peacefully in hospital surrounded by family on Wednesday December 28, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Herbert; loving mother of Susan (Lloyd) Love; caring grandmother of Peter (Sheena) and Christine (Terry). Cherished great-grandmother of 7 greatgrandchildren. Irene is predeceased by her brother James and sister Barbara (late James Clow). Irene will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Funeral Service and burial took place at St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, (1876 Merivale Road, Nepean) on Thursday, January 5, 2016 at 11am with a reception following in the United Church Hall next to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences, donations and tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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Balfour Donald Arthur Balfour

Donald passed away peacefully in hospital Smiths Falls on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at the age of 80 years. He was the loved father of Valerie (Jim) Rogers, Terry Balfour and Heather (Allan) Taillefer and cherished grandfather of Lindsay and April Taillefer. Donald was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Margaret (Ferrier) Balfour. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:15 A.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance of Donald, contributions to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Mary Josephine

Mary left us to join the Lord on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in her 62nd year. Beloved daughter of the late Ted and Sarah Iwanchuk, Treasured sister of the late Michael. She was a devout member of St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church and long time member of the Catholic Women’s League. She will be dearly missed by all her family at the Church, as well as, friends, and neighbours. Friends were invited to visit at Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 2-4PM. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11 o’clock. Interment followed at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church would be appreciated. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

Sheila Patsy

Peacefully at the Smiths Falls District Hospital on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in her 78th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Donald Patterson and little princess Barbara Anne Patterson. Loving mother of Don “Butch” (Jane) and William “Billy” (Jayne). Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Storm, Meaghan and Thorne, step-grandmother of Sarah and Lily. Great-Grandmother of Everley and step-great grandmother of Stevie. Dear sister-in-law of Barbara Patterson. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were invited to join the family for Sheila’s Memorial Service at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy donations to Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Lanark County or C.H.E.O. would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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Evelyn Park McKay

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

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Evelyn passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on Friday, December 30th, 2016 at Perth Great War Memorial Hospital. She was the dearly loved wife of Walter McKay for 72 years. Cherished mother of Robert (Lois), the late Brenda (Francis) Crawford, Audrey (late Brian) Acres and Donna (Mark) Hall. Evelyn was the loved grandmother of Cheryl (Richard) Allan, Linda McKay, Cindy (Tate) Abols and Sandy (Janice Foster) McKay, Amy (Brad) Gilpin, Jodi (Mike) Purdon, Sean (Robyn) Crawford, Angela (Jeremy) VanWingerden, Christina (Chris) Thompson, Ashley Gorham (Dustin Hart), Victoria (Craig) King, and Jonathan Gorham (Kate Congreaves). Adored Great-Grandmother of Waylon & Hayley Allan, Lilly, Cecilia and Phoebe Abols, Brendan (Meranda) Crawford, Owen, Jake & Aaron Gilpin, Alexander & Daniel Purdon, Aydan, Jade & Bentley Crawford, Eila, Jack & Willem VanWingerden, Ewan & Ethan Thompson, Elexa, Bennett & Hudson King. Evelyn was a lifelong resident of Hopetown, ON, and a valued member of the UCW & Women’s Institute. She spent many years working at Tayview & Lanark Lodge, after receiving her Health Care Aid Diploma. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street, West, Perth on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. Reception followed. In rememberance of Evelyn, contributions to the Trinity United Church, Middleville, or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

SCHNOB, JUNE

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

PAUL Norma Isobel (R.N. - Retired) November 5, 1929 December 29, 2016 With sad hearts, Norma’s family announces her unexpected but peaceful passing at Almonte General Hospital on December 29, 2016. Beloved sister of Ruth Armstrong, Burks Falls, ON., Jim Paul of Carleton Place, ON., and sister-in-law of Eleanor Rintoul (Laurie) of Carleton Place, ON. Predeceased by her dear brother Frank Paul (1989) and nephew Tim Armstrong (2015). Cherished Aunt of Faye Armstrong (Greg Field) of Toronto, ON., John Paul (Maureen) of Bettendorf, Iowa, Julie Julian (Kim) of Almonte, ON., Janice Barr (David) of Almonte, ON., Geoffrey Paul (Ann) of Almonte, ON., Nancy Laforest (Mike) of Almonte, ON., Allen Paul (Heather) of Whistler, B.C. and David Paul (Rachel) of Qualicum Beach, B.C. Also lovingly remembered by her 17 great nieces and nephews, 1 great-great nephew and 1 great-great niece. A special thanks to Dr. Tiffany, Dr. Murray and the wonderful nurses at Almonte General Hospital for their compassionate care and support. Donations in memory of Norma may be made to the Almonte United Church or Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Family and Friends Visited C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 On Monday, January 2, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service was held in the Almonte United Church on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11am. Reception followed in the church hall. Spring Interment Auld Kirk Cemetery. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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Donald H.

In hospital on Sunday, December 25, 2016, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Dolly for 60 years. Predeceased by his parents Herman and Blanche (Knowlton) Pyne and brother Knowlton Pyne. Loved father of Jennifer (Kelshall), Susan (Fleming), the late John, Matthew and Marlene (Lever), Stephanie and Barry (Rostant), Peter, Joseph and Paula (Whittaker). Grandfather to Michael, Wesley, Meghan, Jeffrey, Jacob, Jessica, Brooke, Allison and Julia. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews and extended family who Don treated like his own family. Don was a Professional Engineer and contractor in the Ottawa region until retiring in the Perth area. Don was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed travelling, nature and loved fishing and hunting waterfowl. With an enjoyment for art, Don carved and painted in his retirement. Don was full of life and was active in supporting his community. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Perth hospital for their care and kindness. In remembrance of Don, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, Salvation Army or a charity of your choice. A private service was held with the family at the Blair & Son Funeral Home on December 30, 2016.

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GILLIGAN

January 11, 1949 – January 2, 2017 William Kenneth Gerald (Billy) passed away peacefully at his home in Regina Saskatchewan January 2, 2017. He was the eldest son of Freda (nee Bernicky) & Bill Gilligan. He is survived by his partner Arlene, his son Jeff Mitchell & his daughter Jennifer Gilligan. He is also survived by his sisters, Eleanor Heldens (late Tony), Paula Clark (George), Geri Roberts, Linda Clark (Jim), Freda Morris and brother Darrin Gilligan. He was predeceased by his parents and infant sister Donna Marie. He will be sadly missed by his many relatives and friends here in Ontario regions. A celebration of his life is being held in Regina. We will miss his guitar playing and his stories. RIP Billy. For those who wish to make a donation in Billy’s name, please send it to Heart to Heart Quilts Lanark County, 12 Glenview Cres. Perth, Ontario. K7H 2L2.


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Hunter A. Margaret (Orchard) Hunter

Margaret passed away at Perth Community Care Centre on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 in her 102nd year. She was predeceased by her dear husband Fred Hunter, sister Betty Wilder and niece Joan Hill. Margaret is the cherished mother of Jan (Lorne) Gardiner and grandmother of Heather (Dennis) Wyche and great grandmother of Ivy, Violet, April and Melita Wyche. She will be sadly missed by her grandnieces Jennifer Bennie (Finlay) and Susan Hill (Brad Beaton) and their children Matthew Bennie and Riley Beaton, and Joan’s husband Brian Hill. To Marg, family was everything. She loved us all, including our various four footed family members. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West, Perth on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in Bethel United Church on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. followed by a reception in the Church hall. In remembrance of Margaret, contributions to the Bethel United Church would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Cordick Pamela Patricia (Tingley) Cordick

Pamela passed away peacefully at Rosebridge Manor, Eastons Corners on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at the age of 86 years. She was predeceased by her Husband F. Richard (Dick) Cordick, her father Frederick Tingley and beloved mother Ivy Ruth (Jill) (Wilson), brother Peter and brotherin-law Earl Bennett. Pamela is survived by her nephew Richard (Shirley) Cordick of Lanark, nieces Mary Lou Rooke and Betty Ann Kealy of Ottawa and Norma Jean Still of Collingwood, Charmian Tingley of Kitchener, nephew Ivan Tingley, great niece Zoe, sisters-in-law Katerina Tingley and Diana Benett all of Toronto. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:15 A.M. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel at 10:30 A.M. Private interment will be held in the spring. In remembrance of Pamela, contributions to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society or St. James Anglican Church would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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George passed away peacefully December 28th, 2016 at Lanark Lodge, Perth. George was the beloved husband of Merle Fournier for 53 years. A loving father to Laurie (Mike) Brankin and Scott Korry. He will be sadly missed by his granddaughters Alana and Korry Brankin who knew him as GAMPY. George was predeceased by his parents Ethel (Popplewell) and Andrew Korry and sisters Marguerite (Harold) Cameron, Orpha (John) Chaplin and Joyce (Alvin) Hart. He will be sadly missed by his brothers- and sisters-in-law, his cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. George devoted his life to his family, farming, Calvin United Church, and BBD&E Fire Department. George lived life to the fullest through his special motto of “having someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to”. George touched the lives of his many caregivers who watched over him at Lanark Lodge. His special smile and one of a kind laugh will be in our hearts forever. Friends were received at the Blair &Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Memorial service was held in Calvin United Church, Dewitts Corners on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. Donations in his memory can be made to Calvin United Church or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

SONNENBURG Ellard Clifford Passed away peacefully in hospital at the age of 86, the morning of January 4th, 2017. Son of the late George and Clara Sonnenburg and beloved husband of 55 years to Merle Sonnenburg (MacDowall). Dearly loved father of Steven and Keven (Julie Paterson) and grandfather of Brianna (John De Valter), Olivia (Jarett Cann), and Georja. Survived by his sister Dolly Trotter (the late John) and brother Lenny (Joan). Predeceased by brothers Ted, John (Ann), Eddie (Famie), Emerson (Helen), Stan, Charlie, Erwin (Joan), and Bobby, and sisters Edna Gilmette (Leonard), Evelyn Waite (Eric), Lena Lay (Reg), and Irva Naismith (Bill). Survived by sisters-in-law Margaret, Shirley, and Marilyn. Ellard will forever be remembered by his family for his unconditional love and patience with his grandchildren. Friends were received at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church Street, Almonte, ON (613)256-3313 for visiting on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral Service was held in the Gamble Chapel on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 2pm. Reception followed at the Almonte Legion. Spring interment Auld Kirk Cemetery. The family asks that flowers are not given. If you wish to make a donation, these can be made to the Almonte Civitan medical supply or to the Almonte General Hospital. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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In hospital in Perth surrounded by the love of his family on Friday, January 6th, 2017 Archie Harold Hall passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased in 2004 by his wife Kaye Tovey. Cherished father of Sharon (Paul) Hannah, Pete (June), Glenn (Laurie) Hall, Susan (Robbie) Robertson, Lisa (Al) Anderson and the late Charlie, Ernie and Murray Hall. Loved grandfather of Bill, Dave, Tim, Terri, Michael, Nicole and Kate; proud great grandfather of Sophie, Liam, Nick, Cody and Emmett. Archie will be sadly missed by his sister Joyce Andersen, his sisters-in-law Marlene Hall, Theresa Crawford, brother-in-law Pat (Bertha) Tovey and all his family and friends. Predeceased by his parents John and Irene (Ellis) Hall, his sisters Ida, Ena, Clare and his brothers Ellis, Leonard, Anthony, George, Jack, Herman, and Kenny Hall. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. followed by a Prayer Service in the Chapel at 2:30 P.M. Interment, St. John’s Cemetery, Perth. In remembrance, contributions to the Parkinson’s Society would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Hilton Evert Summers passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Dundas Manor in Winchester ON, on January 9th, 2017. He was born in Winchester on June 21st, 1930 to the late Marie Boisclair and Lorne Summers. He is survived by sons Steve (Stephanie), Geff (Julie), and Gene (Sheila) and 5 grandchildren, Jessica (Cam), Kurtis (Amy), Alyson, Kaitlyn and Adam (Melanie) and by great grand child Alexandre. His sisters, Jean Sloan and Idena (Steve) O’Neill. He was predeceased by brothers, Gordon, Lehman, Carmen and sisters, Isabel, Evelene and Glenna. Hilton grew up and attended school in Heckston, ON. As a youth Hilton worked on the milk truck with his father. He was active in sports, playing both hockey and softball. He coached hockey and umpired softball for many years. He loved to attend hockey and softball games, especially to watch his sons and grandchildren play. Hilton was presented with the fan of the year by the SGMHA. He operated heavy equipment and spent the majority of his career at Polite Sand and Gravel. Hilton lived most of his life in the Prescott area. As per Hilton’s wishes there will be no visitation. Internment will be at South Gower Cemetery in the spring. Donations would be gratefully acknowledged to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of the Purcell Chapel of Hulse, Playfair, McGarry Funeral home, Centre Street, Spencerville ON.

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Roy passed away peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at the age of 89 years. He was predeceased in 2014 by his beloved wife for 64 years, Lois (Munro) McLaren. He was the cherished father and grandfather of Lyn (Rick) Smith and their family Michael (Laura), Brian (Isabel) and Angela (Matt), Ron (Christine) and their family Paul, Kim (Keith) and Tom (Stephanie), Robert (Linda) and their son Joshua and LoriAnn (Greg) Bell and their family Jenna, Megan, Jason and Keira; loved great grandfather of Dean, Ivy, Martin and Scott. Roy was the loved brother of Correnne (late Don) Knowles and June (Bill) Robinson. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Letitia (England) McLaren, siblings Harold (late Beth), Lester (late Claire) and child Rodney. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Friday, January 6th, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. Spring interment, St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Brooke. In remembrance of Roy, contributions to St. Stephen’s Anglican Church or St. Stephen’s Parish Cemetery would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Veteran of Canadian Armed Forces Bernard passed away in hospital, Perth on Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at the age of 94 years. He was the father of Ian Townshend and Peter (Jean) Townshend and the loved grandfather of Terri-Lynn (Trevor) Walowetz. Bernard was predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy (McHugh) Townshend, his parents Kenneth and Kate (Crockett) Townshend and his brother Vere. He will be sadly missed by his sister Sylvia, nephew Mathew, family and friends. Bernard and Dorothy came to Canada in 1955 when he joined the Canadian Armed Forces until he retired in 1972. After this he was employed with the Canadian Government until retirement in 1985 and in 1986 Bernard and Dorothy moved to their home on the Scotch Line in Perth. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Robin Hoy and the staff at Lanark Lodge for their excellent care of Bernard over the past few years. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. followed by a funeral service at in the Chapel at 1:30 P.M. Interment Scotch Line Cemetery. In remembrance of Bernard, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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

Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Passed away peacefully at her home in Smiths Falls, surrounded by her family on Monday, January 2, 2017 at the age of 74. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Eric Leach. Loving and devoted mother of Debbie Leach, Diane (Frank) Kidd, and Darlene Chapman (John O’Neil). Cherished grandmother of Alanna (David) Bougie, Alex Kidd (Joy Couttenier). Jacob (Shawn Lavallie) and Isaac Chapman. Proud great-grandmother of Greyson. Rita will be sadly missed by her siblings, Jack (Shirley) Pruner, and Ann Marie Pruner. She will be fondly remembered by Paul Chapman, Maggie and Molly O’Neil, Bill and Muriel Dickson, her life-long friends Ila Dickson-Hare, Lois Bennett, as well as her many extended family and Eric’s entire family. Rita is also predeceased by her sister Helen (late Jack) Wale, as well as her parents Frederick and Lillian (nee McKittrick) Pruner. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment took place at St. John’s Cemetery in Perth. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Canadian Liver Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com


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Carole Murchland

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

Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

Piening Jurgen (John) Piening April 26, 1932 – January 7, 2017 He will be sadly missed by wife Irmgard, and daughter Kathy (Scott) Faris and granddaughter Charlotte Faris. John first arrived in Canada in 1956 and then returned in 1957 with wife, Irmgard. John was proud of his work in the expansion of the TransCanada highway in Northern Ontario and later moving the houses off the flood plain in the construction of the St Lawrence Seaway. He completed his career as a driver for Texaco Canada, Inc. His retirement years were spent doing his favourite hobby, motorcycling on the ‘Wing with his wife, with tours across Canada and the United States. Many adventures and friends were made in their travels. His second favorite hobby was being the biggest fan of granddaughter, Charlotte and her endeavors. A private ceremony will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ride for Dad - Ottawa Chapter, of which John was one of the first participants. Say g’night, Dad. The arrangements will be held privately for the family. Those wishing are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation (Ride for Dad) Ottawa Chapter. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Carole passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in hospital, Smiths Falls on Monday, January 2, 2017 at the age of 71. Beloved wife and best friend for over 46 years of Ken Murchland. Much loved and respected mother of Kerri Murchland Clements and Penni Murchland. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jaxson Wells and Thomas and Sera Clements. Loved sister of Ron (the late Marlene) Short. Sadly missed by special nieces and nephews Brian (Diana), Gayle (the late Joe) Foster, Kathy Kelly, Lee-Anne (Bruce) Paterson, Braden Short (Mark Lawrence), greatnephew Thomas Kelly, other cousins, extended family and friends. Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law Mary Brake and Carolyn Doucette. Family and friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Thursday, January, 5, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friends were invited to gather for sharing of memories at the Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club on Friday, January 6, 2017 after 3 p.m. In memory of Carole, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

RODFORD Terrance Stanley

Peacefully at the Perth Hospital with his loving daughter by his side on Saturday, December 31, 2016 in his 64th year. Beloved husband of the late Lee Rodford. StepSon of Una Pugh. Loving father of Kelly Rodford, step-father of Terry Lee Lackie (Ken), Patricia Lackie and Leonard Lackie. Grandfather of Mallory, Natalie and Hailey Coutts, step-grandfather of Torrence Sanderson and Robin Riddell. Dear brother of Ken Rodford (the late Barb), Barry Rodford (Donna) and Valerie (Brian McGee). Remembered by his first wife Judy Johnson and by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents John and Grace Rodford. The family would like to thank the doctors (Dr. Wahay), nurses and staff on the third floor of the Perth Hospital for their continuous care and support. As per Terry’s wishes bio-cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service took place on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (7283 Roger Stevens Drive, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4S6) at 6:30PM. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca.

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Gerry passed away suddenly at his home in Lanark, Ontario on Monday January 2, 2017. He was beloved husband to the love of his life and eternal companion, Cindy (McIntosh) Schoonrok. Gerry was the cherished father to his children Sean, Ryan and Sarah, and doting Grandpa to the apple of his eye; his beautiful granddaughter, Suraya (Frog). Gerry will be sadly missed by his parents Tonny and Lyle Streight, his sister Peggy and her husband Robert Jenkinson. He is survived by his loving mother-in-law, Janet McIntosh and predeceased by his father in law Dwight McIntosh. He will be greatly missed by numerous extended family members here and in Holland and many dear friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street West, Perth, Ontario K7H 2L7 on Sunday January 8th, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. Family and friends celebrated Gerry’s life on Monday January 9th, 2017 at the Perth Legion from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. with a Sharing of Memories at 3:00 P.M. In remembrance of Gerry, contributions to either The Ottawa Heart Institute or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Live well, Love much, Laugh often.

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LALONDE Lily (Lillian) Passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Fairview Manor, Almonte, Ontario at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband J. Ernest (Ernie) Lalonde, daughter Margaret Crawford, sister Louisa Marshall and brother Fred Childs. Survived by her daughters Carolyn Omae (Aki) of Toronto, Barbara (Michael Morrison) of North Bay, and Joan Toop of Ottawa, grandsons Ellis Toop of Ottawa, Murray Morrison (Jessica) of Rock Hill, SC, and Greig Morrison (Amanda) of North Bay, greatgranddaughter Charlotte Morrison of Rock Hill, SC, son-in-law Geoff Shaw of Ottawa, and many nieces and nephews. Born on November 28, 1922 to May and Jim Childs in Toronto. Lily and Ernie met and married there during WWII, but spent the rest of their lives among Ernie’s family in the Almonte area. Many thanks to the staff of Fairview Manor for all their kindness and care. Visitation took place at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. (127 Church St., 613-256-3313) in Almonte on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 10:30am to 12pm, with service in the Chapel which occurred at 12pm and a reception followed in the funeral home. Spring interment at Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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Willard Homer Shaw

After a long life of family, business, community leadership and public service, Willard Homer Shaw passed away at Perth on January 3, 2017 in his 90th year. Born November 16, 1927 at Perth, Willard is survived by two sons, Ronald Willard (Love) of Drummond Township and Ralph Henry (Debbie) of Carleton Place; eight grandchildren, Stefan Ronald (Celina) of Ottawa, Marc Tumenta of Drummond, Lysanne ‘Tito’ Beri of Drummond, Erin Elizabeth of Calgary, Graham Allister of Carleton Place, Andrew of Thunder Bay, Jerimiah of Thunder Bay and Daniel of Tirana, Albania; two step-grandchildren, Tiffany (Steve) Nixon of Carleton Place and Troy Latham of Carleton Place; one great-grandchild, Abigail Heather of Ottawa; and one step great-grandchild Ryan Nixon of Carleton Place. He is also survived by one brother, Douglas James, of Drummond Township. He was predeceased in 2001 by his wife of 53 years, Vivian H.J. Greenley, by his son Richard Gibson (Anila) in 2015 and by his sister Audrey Kathleen Forsythe in 1936. Willard grew up on his father’s farm at Drummond Center and attended S.S.#13 Drummond and the Perth Collegiate Institute. From 1943 to 1948 he farmed with his father and from 1948 to 1956 farmed his own land on Drummond Concession-7. He was an active Junior Farmer in the 1940s, helped organize a Drummond Township branch of the Ontario Farmers’ Union in the 1950s and in the 1980s-90s was a member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. In the 1940s Willard was Secretary Treasurer of the Drummond Center Community Club. For several seasons in the 1940s-50s he played infield or as catcher for the Drummond Center Softball Club and two seasons of baseball (relief pitcher), one season for Innisville and another for North Drummond. In 1945, at age 17, Willard was treasurer of the Drummond Center Cheese Factory and from 1960 to 1972 was Secretary Treasurer of the Balderson Cheese and Butter Association (Balderson Cheese Factory). While continuing to farm part-time (breeding a herd of purebred polled Herfords), Willard began work in 1957 as a book keeper at the Lanark Mutual Insurance Company of Perth, retiring 35 years later as Company Manager. During his years as an insurance executive he also represented Eastern Ontario on the Ontario Reinsurance Plan (1966-1979) and was elected to two terms as Plan President. Willard Shaw was elected as a Drummond Township Councilor (1973-78), Deputy Reeve (1979-82) and Reeve (1983-91). In 1988 he served a term as Warden of Lanark County. Willard was an active and life-long member of the United Church of Canada, attending Drummond Center United Church (‘The White Church’) on Concession-8 of Drummond until it was amalgamated with St. Paul’s United Church in Perth in 1951. He was an Elder at St. Paul’s for two decades, Clerk of Session for three years, taught Sunday School for 20 years and served for a number of years as Sunday School Superintendent. The Drummond Center Community Cemetery was also a life-long commitment; he served as a Director from the early 1950s until his death and as Secretary Treasurer from 1958 through 2001. In 1967 Willard Shaw was honored with the Centennial Medal for public service to the Township of Drummond. He served on the Board of Directors of the Great War Memorial Hospital (Perth) from 1973 to 1991, including two years as President. He was also a Director of the GWM Hospital Foundation from the mid-1980s through 1998. In 1994 Willard was invited to join the Kiwanis Club of Perth where he filled the posts of Vice President (199596), President (1996-97) and Secretary (1998-2000). From 1946 Willard was a life-long member of the Orange Lodge (LOL # 7) at Drummond Center serving as Secretary, Treasurer and Master. He also held office as County Master and as Secretary, Treasurer and Master at the District level. He was the auditor of the Grand Lodge of Eastern Ontario for 10 years and from 2002 served as Secretary of the Perth branch (LOL # 115). In a life of business, farming and public service Willard found little free time for recreation, except for the annual white tail deer hunt. In 1944, at age 14, he was a founding member of ‘The Pop Gun Gang’ (so named for their lack of fire-power) which evolved into today’s ‘Fiddle Bow Hunt Club’. Over the subsequent 67 seasons he only failed to hunt the Drummond woods in 1948 (while on his honeymoon) and 1956 (while working briefly at Dyno Mines). He also loved draft horses and his teams pulled many a parade float, boy scout sleigh ride or bride and groom on the first leg of their marriage trip. Rev. Shelley Roberts officiated at funeral services held at St Paul’s United Church on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. followed by interment in the Drummond Center Community Cemetery. In remembrance of Willard, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Paul’s United Church were appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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THERESA MADDOCK August 1900 – January 2007 Loving you, your family

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HANNAFORD, Bev – In loving memory of my dear wife who passed away January 6, 2007. In a quiet country graveyard, Where the gentle breezes blow, Lies the one I loved so dearly And lost ten years ago. Always remembered and forever loved Stu.

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LUMSDEN – In memory of our precious daughter and sister. No further away than a picture, A smile or remembered phrase, Rhonda lives in memory, So close in so many ways. For how often does a sunset Bring nostalgic thoughts to mind, Of moments that she shared in days now left behind. Yes, memory has a magic way Of keeping Rhonda near, Even close in mind and heart, Are memories we hold most dear. God called her home January 17, 1989 Always missed by Ron, Shirley, Rick, Ann, Randy, Betty, extended family and friends


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WILKINSON, Patricia – In loving memory of our dear mother and grandmother, who passed away January 3, 2007. In our hearts your memory lingers, Always tender, fond and true; There’s not a day, dear mother, We do not think of you. Lovingly remembered by Robert (Mic), Karen and the Wilkinson Family

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WHITTEKER (nee Bygrove) – In loving memory of our sister and aunt, Susan, who passed December 29, 2012. We miss your smiling face and happiness you brought to each day. Forever loved and always remembered Your Family

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BARBER, Alf In loving memory of our dear father, grandfather who passed away January 13, 2016. We thought of you with love today but that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday and days before that too, We think of you in silence we often speak your name All we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part God has you in His keeping we have you in our heart. Luv always, Joanne, Jennifer, Rob, and families.

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BEATTIE – In memory of Bev Beattie, September 1, 1958 – January 8, 2016 True Friends A true friend never feels burdened By the suffering of another, The kindness of a friend is like a shell Engulfing one’s suffering. The sign of friendship cannot be found In good times, It is at time calamity and suffering That we become to know our friends A friend is like Gold and one suffering resembles fire. Pure Gold remains blissful in the mist of fire. Dearly missed, but never forgotten Your friend forever Sherry

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GIFF, Ruby – In loving memory of our dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who passed away January 11, 2014. A special smile, A special face, And in our hearts, A special place. Our memories we keep, One by one, Things you’ve said, And things you’ve done. They bring a smile, Sometimes a tear, But always a wish, That you were still here. We love and miss you Donald and Family

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GEMMILL In loving memory of my dear husband, Gary, who passed away January 15, 2015. My thoughts are always with you. My memories never fade, I treasure the years we shared. And all the love you gave. I’ll always love and miss you With every passing day, The longing, just to see you Will never go away. Always Loved Nancy � James G. “Gary” Gemmill October 27, 1944-January 15, 2015 Father and Poppa It’s been two years since you went away You left taking a piece of us A piece some people will never see Memories are the only things that keep you alive And we will always regret not being able to say goodbye Our hearts are filled with pain and sorrow Knowing we will never see you tomorrow We miss you more than anything, you see Because you always meant so much to us. We know we will never be the same Because when we lost you we lost a friend, our hero, But most of all we lost our father and our poppa. Forever Remembered Angel, Jamie, Becky, Nicole and Dalton Fielding

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SUFFRON, Louise – In remembrance of Louise Suffron. Our loving mother, sister, grandmother and aunt. God blessed us with you. You will always be with us. With love from the Bennett and Suffron Families

BANNON, Keith January 8, 1950-January 10, 2016 Husband, Dad, Papa Forever in our hearts and thoughts Love Ya Always Julie Jammie, HongSik (Jaegal), Brennen, Tayler and Brysen Kacey, Jason (Kelly), Cooper and Oliver Jackson, Heather, Hudson, Sawyer, Berkeley and Easton

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Thomas Irvine – 1971-2012 It has been 5 yrs January 15th Since you were taken from us by a Drunk Driver. A day hasn’t gone by that you are not missed and loved so dearly. You are in our hearts and prayers constantly. Love, Dad, Mom Jeffrey and Patricia

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IN MEMORIAM HANNAFORD, Bev In loving memory our special Mom, Mother-inlaw, Nan and Great Nan, who passed away January 6, 2007. Ten years have passed since that sad day, When my world came to an end. For that’s the day I lost you, My mom, my best friend. My heart still aches with sorrow, And endless tears still flow. What it meant to lose you mom, No one can really know. Though you are not here with me, We truly are not apart, You will always be living in my heart. “The Wind Beneath My Wings” Sadly missed always remembered, Marg and Family

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HOGAN, Doug – In loving memory of Doug Hogan who passed away on January 16, 2014. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Loving you always Blanche and family

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JAMES Mary – December 30, 2013 Glenn – February 3, 2013 Wesley – February 19, 2012 Lloyd – June 21, 2016 In our lonely hours of thinking, Thoughts of you all are always near; We who loved you, sadly miss you, As it dawns another year. Dearly missed but never forgotten. Your family

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Julian, Rita and Eric – In loving memory of our dear Mom and Grandma who passed away January 10th, 2008 and our dear Dad and Grandpa who passed away February 2nd, 1996. Remembrance is a golden chain Death tries to break but all in vain; To have, to love and then to part Is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart. Time may wipe out many things, But this they wipe out never The memory of those happy days When we were all together. Always remembered Love Your Family

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NANNE, Peter November 15, 1959 – January 11, 2016 We close our eyes, And hear your voice, When you left it wasn’t our choice. We see that big smile on your face, Followed by that infectious laugh, None on earth can take your place. You are gone but will never be forgotten, Fresh our love will always be, For as long as there is memory, Sunsets Forever Love Diana, Rebecca, Pat, Christine, Jeff Rob & Emily, Your 7 grandchildren who adored you, Family & Friends

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GRIFFITH, Soni – Precious Wife, Mother and Daughter-In-Law who is dearly missed everyday who passed away on January 7, 2013. Remembering you can make us smile. Bring laughter or a tear. How precious are those memories that keep you ever near. Although we cannot touch your hand, Or sit and laugh with you. We miss you in so many ways, And the things we used to do. With all our love Ernie, Charles, Kyle, David and Ruth.

MACMILLAN, Phyllis - In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who passed away on January 11, 2015. Little did we know that morning God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part. God has you in His keeping, We have you in our heart. Always remembered and sadly missed Love Kathy Brendan, Amanda and D.J. Breige, Brock and Daylin

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CRAM, Mitchell August 16, 1985 – January 16, 2009 If tears could build a stairway to heaven, I would climb it just to bring you home. Remembering and loving you were always easy, The hardest part was losing you. Still think of you every day, Waiting for you to walk through the door. Loving you forever. Love Dad, Mom, Jonathan, Adrian, Nicholas, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins


In loving memory of a dear friend who passed away January 2, 1994. So far that human eyes can’t see, Yet not too far for those who Love, and know and feel thee near. Love Pierrette

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Leeson, Larry (Sept. 4, 1941 – Jan. 14, 2008) You were here. You made your mark on our lives. You loved to give, to teach To explore and to read. You loved animals and the great outdoors. You watched the crowd but stood outside it. You had your faults, but did your very best. You left something of yourself for all of us. We are witnesses to your life, and we miss you. You were here. Your loving family

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Dealership Name The Furnace Broker City, State 8109 Road 38, Godfrey, ON Phone Number 613-539-9073 All Classic Edge outdoor wood furnaces adapt easily to new or existing heating systems. It’s important that your outdoor furnace and system be properly sized and installed. See your local dealer for more information.

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BEEF

Tender Young Sides Of Government Inspected Beef Aged to perfection in climate controlled coolers, in new state of the art facility, cut and wrapped to your specifications

Phone 613-924-2466 FUNERAL SERVICES

FARM

COMMERCIAL RENT

FOR RENT

TD Logging. Tri-axle load firewood logs, 18-21 singles, $1,250; $40 single cord, 100% poplar, minimum order. Haul brush and scrap. Visa. 613-812-5454 or 613-264-5454.

TOM’S CUSTOM

Carleton Place, 50 Bennett St., 1,200 sq. ft., four offices, showroom, boardroom, kitchenette. 613-257-5711.

3 bedroom apartment Westport, available February 1, $850/mnth plus utilities. Comes with Fridge & stove. 613-273-6636

MUSIC

Insured and Bonded Free Estimates

Downsizing. 1945 Fischer Baby Grand Piano. In good order, with humidity control system. Free, but must arrange pickup. Serious inquiries only 613-464-0743.

AIRLESS PAINTING Specializing in roof barn & aluminum/ vinyl siding painting *30 years experience. *Screw nailing and roof repairs.

LIVESTOCK

8 good polled registered Limousin heifers, born in HUNTING SUPPLIES February. Quiet. Will make excellent replacement heifHunter Safety/Canadian ers 613-257-2522 or Fire-arms Courses and ex- 613-623-3363. ams held once a month at Carp. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409. Horseshoeing & trimming. Certified Farrier, call John LAWN & GARDEN 613-267-7478. Ariens Snowblower January Blowout. Save $246-$316 on in-stock models. Free PDI and local delivery. Service after sales since 1999. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.

WANTED Buying Comic Books. Old comic books in the house? Turn them into cash today. My hobby, your gain. kentscomics@yahoo.ca 613-539-9617. Wanted - furnace oil, will remove tank if possible. Call 613-479-2870.

VEHICLES

FUNERAL SERVICES

Smiths Falls Air conditioned

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Heated Commercial Space, Hwy 7, Carleton Place, suitable for storage or commerce, approx. 4000 sq ft, 2 overhead doors. Short or long term. 613-492-0258 available Kemptville Area, 2400 sq ft garage, available April 1, $2000/mnth plus utilities. 613-258-2502

FOR RENT

1 Room for rent, 42 Church St West, Smiths Falls, full-time working quiet person, all inclusive, $120/wk. 613-812-2400.

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COMPUTER

Scroll saw DW788, new stand, needs work. $250. 613-283-1112.

FIREWOOD

Firewood: Very dry hardwood, cut, split and piled ahead for 2 summers, stored in shed, $95/per face cord at pile. Erwin Cavanagh, 613-267-5111.

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Almonte/Carp area, Room for Rent in large house . Parking, TV, Internet, All inclusive. $700/month. R e f e r e n c e s . 819-321-9397

Carleton Place, Seniors 50’s Plus Building. No smoking, no pets. First & last months rent $750.00 & up. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Call 613-863-6487 or 613-720-9860

Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650.

5 Generations of firewood sales, all hardwood, cut and split. Stored inside. 613-253-8006.

Firewood For Sale, cut & split. Contact: Bell’s Machining 613-267-1965

February 613-769-6697.

2 bedroom for rent at 10 & 20 Pearl St., Smiths Falls. $950 everything included. Contact Darlene for ap- Carleton Place, Two Bedpointment 613-283-9799 room, good parking, launor 613-207-1255 dry and resident superintendent $840 2 bedroom house trailer, in monthly includes water. Call John 613-229-0737 or the country, Maberly area, $700/mnth plus heat & hy- Barbara 613-913-1889. dro. 613-268-2325 Coffee Culture Building, 2 1/5 Russell St. Smiths COMPUTER Falls. 1400 sq ft app’t, very nice unit. Must see. $1240/mnth, everything included. Contact Darlene for appointment 613-283-9799 or 613-207-1255

4Sale - Dry hardwood, stored inside. Delivery & pickup options. Call 613-257-5095 for details.

Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $60/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045.

Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom, large ground floor apartment in Heritage home, renovated throughout, unfurnished. Heat included, Hydro not included. Available February 1, 2017. $1,200 a month. required. Almonte, 1 bedroom References call John apartment, quiet, secure, Please heritage building, available 613-325-7781. February 1. $825/month plus utilities. No pets. 151 Reserve Street. Smiths Falls. Bachelor Apartment, single occu613-257-5711. pancy senior only, quiet setting, partially furnished, Almonte, Large 2 bed- fridge, stove, 4-piece bath, room. Free parking, se- smoke-free building, parkcurity, 149 Church Street, ing, includes heat, hydro, first and last. $575. $950/month plus utilities, water, 613-284-2673

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COMPUTER

Corner of McGill & William Sts.

Large 2 Bedroom Apt. Perth, seniors welcome. $ 8 5 0 / m o n t h . 613-267-5746

Staples Kemptville

Staples Carleton Place

302 Colonnade Dr. 613-258-5900

555 McNeely Ave. 613-253-2400

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PERSONAL

FOR RENT

1 & 2 bedroom apartWanted to buy, horses, ment, 41 Sunset Towers, colts and ponies, all types. Perth, Available immediContact Bud Between Smiths Falls and Contact Bob Perkins at ately. 613-267-0567 613-342-6030. Jasper. New build approx 1800 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms. 1 bedroom apartment in Propane heat. $1,500 plus Kemptville, new painted, utilities. First and last reMORTGAGES with hardwood & ceramic quired plus references. Seflooring, top floor of duplex rious inquiries only. If in Old Town, close to res- interested please contact taurants, library, park & 613-283-1539 or CONSOLIDATE shopping, has balcony, 613-682-0097. Debts parking, storage, fridge, Mortgages to 90% stove, heat & hydro all inNo income cluded. no smoking Carleton Place, ImmacuBad credit OK! available immediately. late totally updated 2 bed$850/mnth. Please leave a room, 1 1/2 bathroom Better Option message 613-720-4328. condo apartment in quiet building. Close to downMortgage 1 Bedroom loft Aparttown. Fireplace, small #10969 ment, rural Pakenham, yard, private balco1-800-282-1169 available February 1. fenced ny. Includes 5 appliances. www.mortgageontario.com first/last, non-smoking, $1225/mo + hydro. $825 inclusive. 613-913-1048 613-256-4670.

Cedar pickets, rails, post & mill logs for sale,. Call 2005 Pontiac Montana van, runs well but needs or text 613-913-7958. TLC. Asking $900. VEHICLES 613-275-1728. Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs and large bags of * New Location 95 Dufferin Hwy 7 shavings. www.scoutenw h i t e c e d a r. c a Across from Tim Hortons, Perth (613)283-3629. Horse red bob sled with 42” wide x8’ long platform, $300; single black leather harness for 1,200 lb horse, breastplate and 19” collar, $400; stoneboat with whippletree, heavy 20” collar, hames and tugs, $300. 613-258-4561.

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(613)283-8475

R. Thomson Auto Sales

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A COMPETITIVE PRICE ON STEEL ROOFING IN STOCK - 29ga, Various colours,soffit & fascia Windows: REBAR, skylight sheets, custom trim. barn/door track & trolleys. Nails & Screws. Storage Sheds. Come see us for a price. Levi Weber, 2126 Stone Rd., RR#2 Renfrew

FIREWOOD

Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, furnished, utilities included. No laundry facility. No pets. First and last. $950/month. Available February 1. Call 613-464-0534. Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $700 utilities included. offstreet parking. newly renovated, available immediately. 613-283-2266.

Smiths Falls. Ground floor, 1 bedroom, quiet bldg. Newly decorated. Non-smoker preferred. $650/month plus hydro. 613-285-7363 after 5 p.m. Smiths Falls, large 1 bedroom apt, ground floor, private yard, Quiet adult building. $895/mnth plus hydro, heat included. References required. 613-366-9610.

STORAGE

STORAGE Smiths Falls

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Indoor storage of all sizes Outdoor storage also available 613-285-5507 Smiths Falls 613-264-0213 Perth

Alcoholics Anonymous 613-284-2696. Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? There is help available for you in AL-ANON/Alateen. Call 613-284-6100, 257-3138, 272-3105, 203-3713, 826-2566, 283-5038. Overeaters Anonymous 613-264-5158

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GARY ALFRED WALLACE, DECEASED Claims against the Estate of Gary Alfred Wallace, late of the Town of Perth, who died on or about the 8th day of June, 2016, must be filed with the undersigned representative on or before January 30, 2017, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice, and the Estate Trustee will not be liable to any person of whose claim they shall not then have notice. Dunlap Law Professional Corporation Solicitors for the Estate Trustees 111 Sherwood Drive, Suite B Ottawa, ON K1Y 3V1

WORK WANTED FOR RENT

T.L.C.

Smiths Falls, Toulon Place Apartments, 3rd floor, 2 bedroom $850/mth; Available December 1. Clean, quiet, secure building, live-in superintendent, ground floor laundry. 613-283-9650.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS No job too small! Free estimates • Home Renovations • Plumbing Repairs • Painting/cleanup • Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177

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FUNERAL SERVICES

IN MEMORIAM

ONION, David Taken two years ago, Far too soon. Always fondly remembered By his many friends

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IN MEMORIAM

6 Industrial Road, Kemptville (613) 258-4570, 800-387-0638

CLASS A/Z FLATBED DRIVERS REQUIRED We offer: Competitive wage and benefit package Excellent, well maintained equipment Dedicated tractors Home every weekend Our primary area of operations is from Eastern Ontario to the GTA and Southwestern Ontario. We require: 2 years AZ experience Clean abstract Professional attitude Please call 800-387-0638 for more information or forward resume to info@tibbstransport.com or fax to 613-258-5391. www.tibbstransport.com

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PHILLIPS - In loving memory of Willy Phillips, January 14, 2003. Those whom we love go out of sight, But never out of mind. They are cherished in the hearts Of those they leave behind. Loving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just to the end of his days; Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories he left behind. Phillips Family Kristina and Ryan

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CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED

Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.

Cleaners/Team Leaders for residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings, No weekends. All travel paid. $ 1 2 . 0 0 - $ 1 6 . 0 0 / h r. 613-489-3993 or Seamless Eavestrough, elitecleaning@storm.ca renovations, deck restoration, roadside mowing, Looking for full-time grading, painting, roofing, employees Monday-Friday line painting, cottage jack- for busy cleaning ing, fencing, dump runs. company. Email resume 613-257-8143 or katoshomecleaning@hotm 613-264-8143. ail. com Semi-retired, all home renovations, interior & exterior, years of experience. Call Brent 613-283-6088.

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Part-time cook and parttime waitress/waiter required immediately. Apply after 4, ask for George. Country Diner Restaurant, 23 Union St. Smiths Falls.

TO ADVERTISE!

Part-time Experienced Breakfast Cook required, hours will include weekends. Please bring resume to: The Cafe Hideaway, 55 Foster St., Perth. Ask for Cindy.

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Person to drop off and pick up 2 children from school, odd days. From Otter Lake to Toledo and back. Compensation negotiable. Perfect for retired person. 343-264-8016.

Snow-plow Operators and shovelers, Perth area. Parttime or could lead to fulltime. Call 613-267-5460. You’ll be

LD FOR SOSALE on the

CLASSIFIEDS

PERTH PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING FIRM

SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST

Our firm requires a secretary/receptionist (5 days per week) for a four month period starting in February. Interested applicants should possess advanced Word Perfect, Word skills and be familiar with other computer software programs such as Excel. The successful candidate must be personable, well organized and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Send your letter and complete resume with references to: Box PD c/o The Perth Courier, P.O.Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 FOR SALE

FOR SALE

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HELP WANTED

Staff Accountant

We are a well established CPA firm located in Perth with a varied client base including small, medium and large corporations, not-for-profit entities and personal tax clients. We are currently looking for a Staff Accountant with accounting experience. This is a term position for a maternity leave replacement. You will work with a team of professionals who are committed to providing high quality and timely service to our clients. You will be expected to take a leadership role in the areas of client management, accounting engagements, taxation and general accounting. The ideal candidate will possess the following: Public accounting or other similar experience. Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills. Proficient in the use of Caseware, Caseview, Jazzit and Tax prep would be an asset.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

DRIVERS REQUIRED

Earn money easily. Looking for “Women” all ages to sell clothing for a reputable clothing brand through home base business. Contact Heather: heathersmith2025@gmail. com

Access Taxi requires Full and Part-Time drivers for Perth and Smiths Falls

Should be familiar with streets and surrounding roads. Top of the industry remuneration paid. Excellent supplemental income for semi-retired and retired persons. Please call Brett

at 613-283-5555.

GARAGE SALE

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Please respond to Box PE, c/o The Perth Courier, P.O.Box 158 Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1

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FOR SALE

FOR SALE

A Winter Indoor Garage Sale in the Auction Hall at Street Flea Market until January 31, 2017. Lots of variety! Open seven days a week from 9am-4pm. 24 Family Lane, South of Smiths Falls at Highway 15 & Bay Road.

Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 50 vendors. Open daily 10-5.

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

GARAGE SALE Antique Tag Sale Saturday, January 28th; Sunday, January 29th, starting at 10:00am, 600 Mother Barnes Road, RR#1, Frankville. Antique furniture, lots of china, Pressed Glass, Depression Glass, pictures, silverplate, linen, many items too numerous to mention. From a smoke free home. Good quality items. Cash sales only. Snow, rain or shine. Indoor Tag Sale.

Gallery 15 Flea Market

613-283-1020 264 Lombard St. Smiths Falls Multi-Vendors FRI-SAT-SUN OPEN at 9:00 a.m. FOR SALE

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EMPLOYMENT OPPS. CANADIAN TAXPAYERS FEDERATION is seeking District Sales Managers in Ontario. We fight for lower taxes, less waste, accountable government. Salary + commission. Resumes to: rcunningham@taxpayer.com. More info CALL TOLL-FREE: 1-800-6677933 or www.taxpayer.com. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! Indemand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855-768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

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VACATION/TRAVEL

STEEL BUILDING SALE ...”REALLY BIG SALE IS BACK - EXTRA WINTER DISCOUNT ON NOW!” 20X19 $5,145 25X27 $5,997 28x27 $6,773 30X31 $ 8 , 11 0 3 5 X 3 3 $ 11 , 3 7 6 4 0 X 4 3 $13,978. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-855-212-7036 www.pioneersteel.ca

FIREARMS WANTED FOR FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017 AUCTION. Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns. As Estate Specialists WE manage sale of registered / unregistered firearms. Contact Paul, Switzer’s Auction: Toll-Free 1-800694-2609, info@switzersauction.com or www.switzersauction.com. WA N T E D : O L D T U B E A U D I O EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond Organs, any condition. CALL Toll-Free 1-800-947-0393/519-8532157.

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Personal Support Workers & Homemakers Needed

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO James Ross Limited is an international leader in the custom design and fabrication of paper machine cleaning equipment. The company is part of the European based IBS Paper Performance Group. A recent demand for Field Services has created an excellent opening in their Technical Department. Key Qualifications: ; Mechanical Technician/Millwright Certificate with 3 or more year’s field maintenance experience. ; Hands-On problem solving and troubleshooting is essential. ; Capacity to build confidence with our customers – you will be the ‘go-to’ person. ; Maintenance and repair of doctors, showers, oscillators and installation of other paper industry equipment is an asset. (Training provided)

If you have a passion for working with various types of machinery and equipment, open to travel in Canada & the United States (1 or 2 day trips/week and occasionally a 3 day), we want to hear from you. You will be joining a solid company; enjoy a supportive environment, competitive salary and fringe benefits. In the first instance, call or e-mail your résumé to:

C.W. ARMSTRONG e-mail: c.w.armstrong@myhighspeed.ca 1 877 779-2362 (613) 498-2290 See our products at www.jamesross.ca (Please pass this opening along to others)

Ottawa West Community Support (OWCS) is seeking Personal Support Workers & Homemakers to work in the Ottawa West area including; Nepean, Barhaven, Bells Corners, Kanata and Stittsville. OWCS is a growing agency that has been providing quality In-Home services in the community for over 35 years. Duties Include: Assistance with Personal Care and Activities of Daily Living (PSW’s) Light housecleaning (vacuuming, dusting, mopping, laundry, etc..) Meal preparation Some companionship Requirements A police record check for vulnerable sector Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle Current CPR/FA certificate Well-developed interpersonal skills Good organizational skills Effective problem solving skills Ability to adapt to changing environments What We Offer Competitive wages Flexible hours – You set your own availability Paid Orientation Professional Development opportunities Please email your resume to: Samantha Zukowski Human Resources Coordinator HR@owcs.ca We thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please let us know if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. No phone calls please.

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Company Introduction These positions are for Grenville Castings a division of Cosma International. Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, one of the world‘s premier global automotive suppliers providing a comprehensive range of body, chassis, and engineering solutions to our customers. Our pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible. Grenville Castings, specializes in low pressure structural die-casting that designs and builds medium to large aluminum die-cast automotive components. Grenville is proudly committed to manufacture products of the highest quality, reliability and durability for the global automotive market. Through a skilled and dedicated team utilizing World Class Manufacturing methods, Grenville is focused on total customer satisfaction, protection of the environment, employee well-being, and the profitability of our company.

Starting rate is $28.08 progressing to $30.16 plus shift premiums (3% days & 7% nights of hourly wage) In addition we offer a company paid benefits package including RRSP with employer contribution.

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Industrial Mechanic Millwrights and Industrial Electricians You will be responsible for troubleshooting and maintaining equipment to required standards, responding to line calls and equipment failures, performing preventative maintenance and assisting with continuous improvement initiatives. Knowledge of (ABB/Fanuc) Robots would be considered an asset.

Applicants are requested to submit their current cover letter and resume to: GRCHR@magna.com. Please reference the title of the position that you are applying for. Please note that all resumes will be reviewed, however we cannot personally respond to each applicant. Unfortunately, only those candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your application.

Fuelling your desire to run your own business MacEwen locations are managed locally to help communities thrive.

If you are service-minded, entrepreneurial and possess strong leadership skills, we would like you to join our family of operators and manage a MacEwen location in the Perth area. Investment required.

LARGE OUTSTANDING ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION SALE

Call or email us at 1 888 771-4740 ext 305 or m.laframboise@macewen.ca to inquire about becoming part of one of the fastest growing chains in Eastern Canada.

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Children's Resources and Wheels (CROW) will be providing a monthly column to this newspaper, highlighting some of the services they offer and offering parents valuable tips. You would think we would avoid fear. Yet, as everyone who has a child knows children love to play in risky ways - ways that combine the joy of freedom with just the right measure of fear to produce the exhilarating blend known as thrill. Young mammals of most species spend great amounts of time chasing one another around and play fighting. Monkeys swing in high branches, goat kids leap on steep slopes. The fact that natural selection hasn't weeded out risky play, helps show that the benefits outweigh the risk. In experiments with rats and monkeys, youngsters deprived of this type of play show some interesting traits. When put into new situations, they overact with fear and fail to adapt and explore. Put in with an unfamiliar peer, they may alternate between freezing in fear and lashing out with inappropriate, ineffective, aggression. Are we setting up our kids for this behaviour? Ellen Sandseter, a professor at Queen Maud University in Trondheim, Norway, has identified six categories of risks that seem to attract children everywhere in their play. • Great heights - Children climb trees and other structures to scary heights, from which they gain a

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birds-eye view of the world and the thrilling feeling of I did it! • Rapid speeds - Children swing on ropes, playground swings, slide on sleds or playground slides, and ride bikes, skateboards, and other devices fast enough to produce the thrill of almost but not quite losing control. • Dangerous tools - Knives, bows and arrows, farm machinery (where work and play combine), or other tools known to be potentially dangerous. • Dangerous elements - Children love to play with fire, or in and around deep bodies of water, either of which poses some danger. • Rough and tumble - Children everywhere chase one another around and fight playfully. • Disappearing/getting lost. Little children play hide and seek and experience the thrill of temporary, scary separation from their

companions. One of play's major functions is to teach young mammals how to regulate fear and anger. In rough and tumble play, one player may accidentally hurt another, but to continue playing, to continue the fun, they must overcome that fear and anger. Children are designed by nature to teach themselves emotional resilience by playing in risky, emotion-inducing ways. In the long run, we endanger them far more by preventing such play than by allowing it. And, we deprive them of fun. Children are highly motivated to play in risky ways, but they are also very good at knowing their own capacities and avoiding risks they are not ready to take, either physically or emotionally. Our children know far better than we do what they are ready for. They stop when it hurts, or they change the way they are playing. Also, because it's all for fun, they take care not to hurt their playmates. We still need to watch over our kids but should we allow more risky play? To learn more about this and other parenting strategies, check out our upcoming workshops on the CROW website www.crowlanark. com. This content was adapted from Psychology Today April 2014 (Peter Gray Ph.D. Freedom to Learn). Jane Paul is the parent education co-ordinator with Children's Resources on Wheels

Survey shows surging use of winter tires Canadian drivers are adopting winter tires in record numbers, according to a new survey by Leger for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). Outside Quebec, where winter tires are the law, 61 per cent of Canadian drivers now use winter tires. The survey's findings, when compared to an identical study in 2014, show doubledigit or near double-digit increases in all regions outside of Quebec.

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Winter tire use by region, excluding Quebec • Nearly half (49 per cent) of British Columbia drivers now own winter tires, compared to 38 per cent in 2014 • Alberta's usage rate is now 55 per cent versus 45 per cent in 2014 • In Manitoba and Saskatchewan usage has climbed 11 percentage points to 50 per cent • 65 per cent of Ontario drivers now use winter tires compared 56 per cent in 2014 • In Atlantic Canada, where winter tire usage is traditionally second only to Quebec, usage has risen eight percentage points to 81 per cent Among the 30 per cent of drivers still not using winter tires, the belief that all-season tires provide sufficient traction (48 per cent) and cost (23 per

cent) are the most common barriers to adopting winter tires. To support consumer education efforts, TRAC has just released a new report detailing winter tire use in Canada and the latest market and test data. The full 2016 TRAC Winter Tire Report can be viewed by visiting http://bit.ly/Winter-Tire-Report-2016. Rising usage rates for winter tires are the result of significant improvements in tire technology, particularly in tread design and rubber compounds. These advances have improved traction performance across all tire categories, but especially for winter tires. The softer tread compounds in today's winter tires retain their flexibility even in extreme cold. At temperatures at or below 7 degrees Celsius, winter tires provide significantly better traction than all other types. The result is significantly greater control on all cold-weather road surfaces and shorter stopping distances. Factors driving winter tire usage include consumer education by industry and government and provincial financial incentives, such as Manitoba's low interest winter tire financing program and Ontario's mandatory auto insurance premium discount.

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"Drivers adopting winter tires in record numbers is fabulous news because it means Canada's roadways in winter are becoming significantly safer," says Glenn Maidment, president of TRAC. "However, the fact that three-in-ten motorists still do not own winter tires poses a threat to all motorists. This is why outreach to educate drivers continues to be needed. Every motorist needs to know that today's high-tech winter tires radically outperform all-seasons in all coldweather driving conditions and offer potentially life-saving benefits." Winter tires save lives Since Quebec introduced mandatory use of winter tires in 2008, the provincial government has studied the impact on road safety and personal injury accidents. A study released in 2011 found that universal use of winter tires was responsible for a five per cent decline in winter road-accident injuries. This research concluded that 574 people were spared being involved in a personal injury accident because of universal winter tire use. The study also showed a three per cent drop in deaths and serious road accident injuries. Submitted by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada


What happened when $80 was left at the ATM machine at a gas station? When Cagney Turner went to the ATM machine at the Ultramar Gas Station on Highway 7 in Perth last week, he expected to walk out with his money. But he didn't. He forgot to grab the $80 he took out at noon that day. When he realized his mistake four hours later, he took a chance and returned to the gas station with little hope to find his money. But, someone was looking out for him. A person found the money he had left behind at the ATM machine and turned in the money. The cashier had it for Cagney when he returned that afternoon. As he said, there are still some great, honest people out there. Russell cuts hair for cancer Sienna Russell just turned four

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alongside Hugh for the past few years. About six now, I think. We chatted a bit following Sunday’s event. “You would think,” Jim says, “that with all the people involved in this campaign something would go wrong. But it’s amazing at how well it runs… just like clockwork. That man is a machine. He’s the brain of it.” We just drive the bus. I asked Hugh about that, but he’s quick to put the spotlight on anyone other than himself. “It’s what Tim McGraw sings about; be humble and kind,” Hugh says. “I feel that this is a team. We all come together

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Ottawa airport last week, we passed by the Law and Orders Restaurant in Innisville. Wow, have they ever transformed the location! After the devastating explosion that occurred nearly a year ago, the restaurant owner, Jamie Law, has been working hard to get the site rebuilt. Over the summer, they opened a temporary food trailer (The SBU: Special Burger Unit!), while they built a new restaurant next door. The building looks amazing, and they hope to open the doors this winter, which will include new menu items, a walk-out patio, indoor and outdoor seating, free WiFi and family-friendliness including high chairs and change tables. All the best to them as they begin this next chapter in their business.

Benefit Dance for Tyra Liko at the Red Brick Emporium idea for me? Send me a note In late 2016, 12-year-old Tyra on Gore Street. at cathy@catscovecommuLiko of Perth was diagnosed Do you have a Private I nications.com. with a brain tumour. As such, her family has spent countless hours at CHEO and she will be undergoing a year of radiation and chemotherapy. To help out Tyra and her family as they climb this mountain, her family's friends will host a benefit dance on Jan. 21 at Temple's Sugar Bush. Tickets are $25 and are available through Melanie Ireton, Hali & Andrew Mackey, Zoe Jervis and Julie Breeze at Red Brick Emporium in Perth. Only 200 tickets have been made available and tickets won't be available at the door. You can get all the details on their Facebook event page (search Benefit Dance for ONTARIO LAND SURVEYOR Tyra Liko) or pop in to see Julie

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years old, and there's one thing that hasn't changed since she was born: her hair. And it's grown a lot. For four years, she's never had a haircut. That is, until she rolled into the hair salon last week and got it cut for the first time. The special meaning to this particular hair cut (other than it being her first cut) is that she got 12 inches of hair clipped and donated it to the Angel Hair for Kids program. The Angel Hair for Kids program provides wigs and hair-loss solutions to financially disadvantaged children in Canada who have lost their hair due to a medical condition or treatment. What a memorable and meaningful first haircut. Way to go, Sienna! Law and Orders set to re-open When driving my mom to the

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as a group of individuals and we work as a team. A team is so many players on the ice, or whatever way you want to play it – so many great people. When you look at all the people who filled this Farrell Hall today, who support this, it’s really a great example. If you were looking for a community example of what we can do together, the power is unbelievable. If that expands out to other things in our communities, if we look at it that way, look at what we can do.” But there is one person who may get overlooked in this and that’s Brad Kyle, Hugh’s friend and boss. He’s the owner of Town and Country Chrysler in

Smiths Falls, and is the Build a Mountain of Food’s largest supporter/sponsor. “If I didn’t have the support of Brad Kyle, there is no me, it does not exist. If he doesn’t believe that this is a good thing, we don’t fly,” he says, tears filling his eyes for the third or fourth time today. When it comes to this food drive, his passion slides down his cheeks. But you don’t fly without all the good folks in this room, today, I say, kind of feeling like I just came up with some big important statement. “Exactly! You’re right! There’s your answer!” he says, emphatically, grabbing me by the coat tails.

“If I don’t have you, where’s the story?” Well, it’s not just me, or this newspaper, or the local radio stations or, or, or… it’s all of us. So take a bow. Before I let him go, I always ask him about next year’s event… being Canada’s 150th and all that. “We come into the 11th year, and the 150th anniversary, a Canada celebration…” I can see the wheels churning. “I think Build a Mountain has turned into an annual celebration and I think this year, it can be a double celebration.” Let’s do it. Go team Canada; Go Team BAM. Who wants to start working on the bracelets?

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LOCAL CHURCH SERVICES Area churches invite you to worship with them this week

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Drummond & North Street – Perth Organist: Ann Savage Minister: Rev. Dr. Sean Kim (D.Th.)

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Nursery available. Please check the website www.pccweb.ca/standrewsperth • 613-267-2481 Office Tues 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Wed-Fri: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Handicap Access via Foster Street • Audio system

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St. Paul’s United Church Community of Faith

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Minister: Rev. Gerald A. Kerr, BA, MLIS, MDiv, MPS Director of Music: Brad Mills, B.Mus., A.R.C.C.O.

Sunday January 8th, 2017 - 10am service Rev Christopher Ryan – Baptism of Jesus Sunday

Sunday School and Nursery 25 Gore Street West, Perth 613-267-2973 www.stpauls-uc-perth.org


LE T TER TO THE EDITOR

Basic income’s time is now

DEAR EDITOR:

I was pleased to read in the Dec. 29 Perth Courier that the Town of Perth will express its interest in being one of the sites for the Ontario government’s forthcoming project to test the merits of basic income. That project, to which the government committed last February, is expected to get underway later in 2017. If well designed and implemented, it has potential to lead Ontario to becoming a national and international leader in this form of economic and social security. The idea of a basic income is to establish a minimum level of income that equates with a humane standard of living—and to ensure access to this income irrespective of whether a person is in the paid labour market or not. Canada already has forms of basic income in place for children and for seniors: the biggest need now is to establish basic income—and genuine security—for working-age adults. Advancing basic income is a good idea because we know from evidence that cash transfer programs like basic income yield a wide range of benefits concerning health, learning, work pursuit, community well-being, and more. The health evidence is notably powerful, showing how sufficient, reliable income correlates strongly with better individual and public health (including mental health). Further, as artificial intelligence and automa-

tion penetrates white and blue collar work of many kinds, basic income will become increasingly necessary. It is not just that many types of jobs done by humans today will be done by machines tomorrow. Rather, it is that many types of tasks done by humans today will be done by machines tomorrow. Indeed, a recent analysis found that 45 per cent of 2,000 distinct types of work activities, across 800 occupations, have the potential to be automated. Last but not least, basic income provides the security from which people can engage in work that is not amenable to the paid labour market but which is nonetheless important and even vital. Examples include caregiving of many kinds, ecological restoration, and creative pursuits resulting in cultural benefits. For all these reasons and more, basic income is an idea whose time has come. To learn more about it and to get involved in the growing Canadian movement for basic income, visit the website of Basic Income Canada Network (www.basicincomecanada.org). Go Perth!   Yours truly, Rob Rainer Perth

Students back to classes and on the court at St. John high school It’s the first week back at St. John after Christmas break, and it was a well-needed break before exams. Exams are starting up soon, and everyone is in preparation for them, starting Thursday, Jan. 26 to Tuesday, Jan. 31, so get studying! Culminating is coming up as well, starting on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and ending on Monday, Jan. 23. Period one culminating will be on Wednesday, Jan. 18, Period Two culminating will be on Thursday, Jan. 19, Period Three culminating will be on Friday, Jan. 20, and Period Four culminating will be on Monday, Jan. 23. Culminating goes from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Grad photo Retakes were on Wednesday,

Jan. 11. This day is also the Ontario University Applications deadline, so all applications must be in before then. FINN HOGUE Monday, Jan. 16 and Tuesday, Jan. 17 is the Grade 9 EQAO math examinations. Boys Basketball is starting up back up after the break and their first game will was Jan. 10 against SFDCI. Their next game will be on Jan. 12 at Almonte District High School. Good luck boys! Girls Volleyball is also starting back up after the break, and their first game was Jan. 10 at Smith Falls District High School. Their next game will be on Jan. 12 at home against ADHS.

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Town of Perth looks back on 2016 The first meeting of the new stantial reason for the success. This year of the Perth and District Hiswhole area can be justly proud of torical Society on Jan. 19, will re2016 and all the commemorative view some of the Town of Perth's events. special celebrations for the 200th At our society's special meetings anniversary of the Perth Military during 2016, the variety of topics Settlement. we presented showed how the past Last year was a year of spehas influenced the present as we cial events in all areas that have prepare for the future. We covered evolved into the communities of the settlers' trail, military resettletoday - the Town of Perth, and the ment, the historical mapping projtownships of Beckwith, Drumect, churches, trains, music, and mond/North Elmsley and Tay Valsports. ley. Two of the townships made We wish to thank the Perth Leearlier presentations at one of our gion, Lake 88 and Maximilian's society's meetings over the past Times Past Dining Lounge for their special year, outlining celebration plans or support to our 200th Anniversary reviewing celebratory activities. celebrations throughout the past This month's meeting carries on year. And now that we've had our for one more time with the theme of the 200th parties in our small corner of this country, we with the Town of Perth looking after the pre- can carry on in 2017 with marking the 150th sentation. anniversary of the creation of Canada, a counShannon Baillon and Cathy James of Perth's try well worth celebrating. Join us for this first 200th Anniversary Committee will take us down event of Canada's 150th. yesteryear's memory lane to recall the memories The Perth and District Historical Society is and stories from the town's noteworthy activi- dedicated to learning about and popularising ties of 2016. The Festival of Fire and Ice, Heri- our history. It is a forum for discussion and tage Fair, Provincial Town Criers' competition, celebration of our area's rich culture and heriHomecoming in July with its parade, dry stone tage. The meetings are open to the public, on bridge project, BBQ Block Party and Blue Ro- the third Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. deo concert are examples of the memories. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Perth-Upon-Tay, That the celebration year was a major suc- Branch 244, home of the Hall of Remembrance, cess can be noted by the attendance at the 26 Beckwith St. E. in Perth. The usual "Toonie various events and participation in the activi- Fee" applies for each meeting. For information, ties throughout the area. And, from all initial contact Ellen Dean at 613-264-8362 or David accounts and reports, 2016 was a year full of Taylor at 613-264-0094. successes. Visitors to this area have expressed Visit our website at www.perthhs.org for inadmiration for what our many small communi- formation about us and items of interest related ties accomplished with the range and quality of to Perth and district. the activities and entertainment. The army of Submitted by the volunteers in all these communities was a subPerth and District Historical Society.

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Quarter-million mark hit by Polar Bear Plunge since 1994

In case you haven't already heard elsewhere, the Legion sponsored Perth Polar Bear Plunge was a huge success, with 83 plungers, and $28,495 raised for the recipient Lanark County Interval House. Chief Polar Bear and Legion member Dave Lavery was back again this year from Kabul, Afghanistan to take part, plunging twice into the frigid Tay waters. The total funds raised since the inception of the event in 1994 is $274,563.

From The Perth Courier dated Jan. 22, 1959: "A colourful ceremony presided over by David L. Burgess, M.C., M.B.E. of Ottawa, Dominion President of the Canadian Legion took place at PerthUpon-Tay Branch No. 244 of the Canadian Legion at Perth on Tuesday night, January 13, 1959. Assisting in the ceremonies was Mr. Bob Halpenny of Ottawa, Dominion Welfare Officer of the Canadian Legion. Occasion of meeting was the installation of officers of the Perth branch and also Early Bird draw the ladies auxiliary of Perth Legion Susan Thomson-Lafosse, mem- for 1959." bership co-chair, reports the following: "Congratulations to Early Bird Did you know? Draw Winners Bill McGonegal (three Vintage Wings of Canada (http:// years free membership), Michael Se- www.vintagewings.ca) is offering idenbusch (two years free member- members the opportunity to: "Experiship) and Verna Oakley (one year ence a flight in a classic Second World free membership). The Early Bird War fighter, in formation with other renewals went very well and we thank historic combat aircraft, including the all the volunteers who worked on Fri- Avro Lancaster. day afternoons throughout October Vintage Wings is now offering up and November. Just a note to let you the back seats of our North American know that we are looking for someone P-51D Mustang and Curtiss P-40N to join our membership team who can Kittyhawk for member-sponsored help us with computer work and fil- flight experiences. In a series of five ing. If you have a few hours a week multi-day events (three in Ottawa/ available, please call the Legion office. Gatineau and two in Hamilton, OnThank you, and Happy New Year." tario) members will be able to strap on history and fly in formation with Jambouree or inside one of the rarest yet most Mary Teresa Beesley advises there important aircraft in aviation historywill be a Saturday Jamboree on Jan. the beloved 'Lanc' of Bomber Com14, from 2 to 5 p.m., and a Meat Draw mand fame. We can state, with 100 per Jan. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. Everyone is cent certainty, that this opportunity welcome to these events. cannot be experienced anywhere else Robbie Burns dinner on the planet." Visit the website menThe Ladies' Auxiliary sponsored tioned for more information. Robbie Burns Dinner and Dance will Connect take place on Jan. 21, and tickets are Don't forget our websites: www. available in the Tay River Lounge or rcl244.com and www.hallofrememcall Marilyn at 613-267-2688. brance.ca. Facebook: Royal CanaDays of Yore ... dian Legion Branch 244.

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Year in Review: Sole Sisters hit ground walking September Sheila Coutts and France Murdoch really are soul sisters. They speak from the heart and are joined by a common thread - running. But even before that thread started to weave its way through their lives in the form of training with early morning walks and running stints, Coutts and Murdoch were united with a passion for helping others at CHEO, where they worked as registered nurses from 1996 to 2009. The two were gearing up for their annual walk to support cancer research. The event was scheduled to taked place in Smiths Falls later in the month. Afterwards, the women said they were extremely happy with funds raised this year, as $8,000 was most they’d ever been able to fundraise and also the most people to participate with nearly 200 taking part. *** The Perth and District Chamber of Commerce only received $5,000 of the $10,000 it had requested for an “emergency bail-out” to see it through the end of the year. “I appreciate that they are in a difficult financial situation,” said Coun. Judy Brown during Perth town council’s committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13. “But they do have reserves,” that they can draw upon, she said, to the tune of $45,000. “Part of what they are requesting could come from there…

That’s what reserves are for, if you run into difficulties.” During a delegation to town council this past August, current chamber president Debra Bellevue, told council that the chamber office at Inge-Va House on Craig Street had received 109 tourist requests over two summer months. To this, Brown countered that the Perth Tourism office, located within the Perth Museum, received 5,500 visits from June to August, and that the museum itself saw 1,800 visits. *** The Board of Trustees for the Upper Canada District School Board discussed the fate of 29 schools across the region at their regular meeting on Sept. 28. “The trustees are not deciding which schools will close,” said Stephen Sliwa, UCDSB Director of Education, in a phone interview with this newspaper Tuesday morning. The schools slated for possible closure at the end of this school year include; Oxford-On-Rideau Public School, Wolford Public School, Benson Public School, Char-Lan District High School, Glen Tay Public School, Long Sault Public School, North Elmsley Public School, Pakenham Public School, Plantagenet Public School, Rideau Centennial Public School, Rothwell-Osnabruck Secondary School and Seaway District High School. ***

October North Elmsley Public School is a great place to learn. Not only is there an Upper Canada District School Board award winning teacher, but now there is an Ottawa University researcher who wants to study her ways a little more closely. According to a news release issued by the board, Trina Dobbie-Boychuk is being recognized for creating a unique learning environment that employs modern technology and advances student learning. *** In many other countries, the army arriving at the seat of local political power would be an ominous sign. But here in Perth on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 12, as a convoy of army vehicles rumbled down Gore Street East, two LAV-6 (Light Assault Vehicle) units peeled away from the temporary headquarters of the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, at the Perth fairgrounds, and headed over to Market Square, behind Perth town hall, for a welcome ceremony from local dignitaries. The regiment is in town for a few days for training as part of Operation Tomahawk, and shortly after the two LAVs rumbled in, Coun. Jim Graff joked that “these would be the wrong kind of vehicles to have a road rage incident with.”

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BC based country rock singer Dallas Smith poses for a selfie with Santa Claus on the stage of the CP Holiday Train during their stop in Smiths Falls on Sunday, Nov. 27. The train also visited Merrickville and Perth that night bringing a mass of people into Perth - the largest crowd to date at their new location off Herriot Street. The event helps collect donations for local food banks.

Year in Review: CAO says patients have better stroke care elsewhere November The president of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital has defended moving a part of the acute stroke care program to the Brockville General Hospital (BGH). “A lot of people, at first blush, would say ‘You’re giving things up,’” admitted Bev McFarlane, during a speech to the Probus Club of Perth’s monthly meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion branch hall on Wednesday, Nov. 2. “(But) we believed we were not doing the best for the patient,” and that moving the program to Brockville would be the best move for patients. She cited, “very clear medical evidence,” that the first several days after a stroke will dictate just how well a patient will recover after their stroke. That is “a very narrow window of time,” to salvage parts of the patient’s brain. The transfer was made this past June, and already 30 patients have been sent to Brockville thus far, but she hastened to add that “we are happy to have them back,” for further care, and that, by making the trip to Brockville, they can possibly “function a little higher,” than they would have otherwise. *** The new, dry stone bridge was just the beginning to the old Mill Street swimming hole’s renaissance. Brian Rauwerda and Ashley Cochrane of Terrascapes Landscape and Design, presented their plans for a revitalized area which could host wedding receptions to art shows to free family movie nights, across the road from Stewart Park, during Perth town council’s committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The duo listed off the challenges facing the area, including an unappealing view from Mill Street, an “out-dated and dull” maintenance building, little connection to the surrounding area, and a further disconnect with the town’s heritage feel. ***

Coun. Ed McPherson has thrown down a challenge to town staff to bring in a zero per cent tax increase for 2017. The financial committee chairman made the challenge during Perth town council’s committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8. “I want a zero per cent tax levy for 2017...I’m throwing the challenge out there,” said McPherson, after town treasurer Lang Britchford had unveiled his proposal for a target between zero per cent and 1.75 per cent, in line with keeping any tax increases at or below the CPI (Consumer Price Index). Britchford said that this target could be met, though he had yet to see what impact rising hydro rates in January would mean on the town’s bottom line. December More than 400 people who are believed to have worked, and died, during their time at the old Perth House of Industry, from 1903 to 1965, and were buried in what was essentially a ‘pauper’s’ section of the Elmwood Cemetery, now finally have their own headstone. “There have always been poor people in our town,” said Eric Halpin, chair of the board of trustees at Elmwood, during the dedication ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 1. *** The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is intent on installing roundabouts on Perth’s section of Highway 7, should an ongoing study prove such a move feasible. While Coun. Ed McPherson has long been advocating for left-turn lanes for eastbound traffic turning into Home Hardware and Canadian Tire, for the MTO “our first preference is to see if roundabouts could be put in,” said Glenn Higgins, project manager with the ministry’s planning and design department, during a presentation to Perth town council’s committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

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Perth Blue Wings have achieved the top spot in the CCHL2 standings BY LAURIE WEIR

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The Perth Blue Wings earned a 5-4 OT thriller against the Richmond Royals in CCHL2 action Friday night at home. Sunday against the Renfrew Timberwolves at home, the Blue Wings had an easier time of it when they blanked the visitors, 9-0. The double weekend wins give the Blue Wings sole possession of the top spot in the Richardson Division, as well as overall in the CCHL2 standings. Head coach Michael McLean said he was pleased with the team’s efforts on the weekend, and hopes they remain focused for their two league games this week ahead of the big Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni game on Sunday afternoon. “Our players need to focus on Wednesday and Friday, then enjoy Sunday,” he said Monday. “It is not everyday that Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour play in your community. This is big!” Perth 5 Richmond 4 (OT) Austin McKinty staved off a shootout Friday by giving the Blue Wings the game winner at 3:38 in the overtime period as the Perth Blue Wings remain on top with a 27-4 record for 55 points. McLean said it was a tough two-week layover as the team was off for the Christmas holidays. “After 15 days off at Christmas without a game, we’ll take the overtime win,” he said. “We were not at our best and the long break showed in our game as we were simply not sharp.” But on a positive note, the coach said he feels the break will pay off down the stretch as the season moves on. Thanks to the weekend wins, the team is now two points ahead of Arnprior and three up on Richmond. “Richmond is the best team we have seen this season in the CCHL2,” McLean said. “Highly talented and extremely fast. They will be a very difficult team to beat.” The Blue Wings led 2-1 after the first with both goals from Alex Vala. He scored from Parker Grant and Ryan Shaw on the opening marker, then made good on the power play with help from Adam Morton and Grant five minutes later. Richmond came back with Aaron Hickie's goal with four minutes to go in the period. In the second, the teams traded markers with Church scoring for the Blue Wings and Matthew Sheets replying for Richmond. Perth’s Karson McCartney was unassisted just 15 second into the third for a 4-2 lead, but Richmond managed to close the gap with an unassisted shot at the 44-second mark from Carlso Taylor. The Royals pulled their goalie for an extra attacker with 18:40 left and Joey Laird tied the

game to force the overtime. The Blue Wings were out-shot by their opponents tonight, 43-39. Richmond was called on just one penalty while Perth had two minors. Game stars were Vala and Grant for Perth, and Laird for Richmond as the boys played in front of 253 fans. McLean said the Blue Wings have been working hard since the season started back in August to “finally get to the top of the league standings. We have a very focused and motivated group.” For several team members, this is their final season of junior hockey, “so they want to win badly,” McLean said. Perth 9 Renfrew 0 Church led the scoring Sunday afternoon in Perth as the Blue Wings shut down the Renfrew Timberwolves, 9-0. Church had two goals an assist as the Blue Wings kicked things off with four goals in the opening period. Goals were scored by McKinty, Marc-Andre Laurie Weir/Metroland LeBlanc, Grant and Andrew McIntyre, with Perth’s Corey Chaplin looks for the opportunity to score Friday night against Richmond. assists from LeBlanc, Vala (2) and Morton (2), Church, Corey Chaplin, and Mack Miller. In the second, Morton, Matt Knight-Bedour and Church had the team's three markers as they extended their lead to 7-0. In the final period, two more came from Gabriel Laurin and Church for the 9-0 final. Johnathan Peacock earned the shutout with 20 saves. Jacob Drover was hit with the loss with 26 of 33 saves. He had relief from Ethan Lapenskie, who turned way 15 of 17 shots. McLean said his team looks mentally refreshed and ready for the final push. “I was pleased with our game and effort level on Sunday,” he said. “We worked hard and stayed disciplined for most of the contest. It was nice to see Johnathan Peacock get the shutout and we were able to roll four lines and six defensemen.”

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This week in the nest The Blue Wings will be on the road Wednesday when they will meet the Brockville Braves. Friday, Arnprior is in Perth for a 7:30 p.m. start. “Brockville, and Arnprior on Friday will be both huge games for us,” McLean said. “Every team will be prepared and motivated to beat us. “We need to continue to focus on our game: 50+ shots, relentless pressure fore-check and limiting our penalty minutes.” Sunday is the much-anticipated Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni game against the Perth Blue Wings Alumni at 3 p.m. Warm-up will begin at 2:45 p.m. and this event is sold out. Dinner will follow for the VIP ticket holders at the Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn and Spa, where guests will have an opportunity to meet such players as Clark and Gilmour, plus many more favourites.

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2017 DOG TAGS & LICENSES The Township’s Animal Control By-Law #2001-50 (as amended) provides for the annual licensing, regulating and registering of all dogs and imposes a license fee on all dog owners. Dog Tag $10.00 from January 1st to March 31st $15.00 after March 31st Replacement Tags $2.00 Micro Chipped and Guide Dogs - $0.00 *micro chip or guide dog papers must be provided in order to obtain a license at no charge. *the dog is still required to be registered and wear a 2017 dog tag. Commercial or Hobby Kennel License Fee $50/year Dog tags can be purchased at the Municipal Office Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

OUTDOOR ICE RINKS As the weather becomes consistently colder volunteers will be working hard to prepare Tay Valley’s outdoor ice rinks. Tay Valley has two outdoor ice rinks for residents to use at their leisure: The Bowes Ice Rink, located at Glen Tay Public School, is open to the public outside of school hours. The Maberly Ice Rink is south of Hwy #7, next to the Maberly Fairgrounds, and is open to the public. Connected to Your Community - P14 - Thursday, January 12, 2017

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Sports in Review: Henderson sisters celebrated for golfing prowess August On a sweltering day that could rival anything felt in South America, Brooke Henderson was given a swinging send-off Friday, Aug. 5 before heading to Rio where she will represent Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The 18-year-old Smiths Falls native was fêted throughout the day at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, a day that featured a luncheon, fundraising golf tournament in support of her and sister Brittany’s charitable foundation for junior golf in Canada and an evening banquet. Brooke, the daughter of Dave and Darlene Henderson of Smiths Falls, has enjoyed a phenomenal first full season on the LPGA. She won her first major, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June, then followed that up with a successful defence of her title at the Cambia Portland Classic three weeks later. *** September Friday, Sept. 9 was a day of celebration in Smiths Falls when Team Henderson – Dave, Darlene, Brittany and Brooke – were given a warm (very warm!) welcome as they made their way through the sea of red and white. In recognition for all their accomplishments on the links this year, Brooke’s break-out year on the LPGA tour, the Henderson sisters were honoured with speeches, a flag presentation and a plaque unveiling that will find a permanent home in beside town

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Brittany and Brooke Henderson wave to the crowd during the Team Henderson celebration at Centennial Park in Smiths Falls on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. The girls had much to smile about as they were honoured for their achievements, including a trip to the Olympics in Rio. hall. The afternoon was a chance for their hometown to celebrate Team Henderson and all they have accomplished. “It’s been good for the future, I’ve really learned a lot,” she said about her first year on the tour.

With her sister Brittany by her side, the girls had a great time with the crowds today. When asked if they ever disagreed on a club choice, Brooke responded: “Not really. She gives me a number

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and I decide which club. We have a really good system working. There is always going to be a little sibling rivalry, I guess but we’re best friends and we get along really well.” *** It was a 5-0 win for the Perth Blue Wings in CCHL2 league play on Friday, Sept. 14 at home in front of 260 fans. The scrappy Timberwolves took advantage of Perth’s cool heads and managed to fill up the time sheet with penalties. *** October Kurtis Pankow is a former Renegades football player, who spent his high school days on the gridiron at St. John Catholic High School in Perth, is now an assistant football coach at the University of Alberta’s Golden Bears. The CIS mentor has fond memories of his time in Lanark County, especially learning at a young age, the game he has grown to love. He was the captain the high school football team for four years. “St. John was where my football career started. I have always appreciated coaches  MacKenzie, Marando, Murphy, and both Peters for getting the teams off the ground when I was in ninth grade, and their commitment to learning the game. It gave me my start in football,” Pankow wrote in an email exchange with this newspaper this week. “I’ve been very fortunate to have a lot of excellent mentor coaches

as I’ve developed and learned. Locally, Bob Swan, Paul Cauley, and Dan Massey are all people who helped me tremendously.” *** November It was a repeat EOSSAA championship for the Perth and District Collegiate Institute’s junior girls basketball team on Nov. 17, but this time, victory was twice as sweet on home court. As host this year, the junior girls enjoyed the partisan fan base as they won Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association gold medal by a 40-plus margin over the Opeongo Wildcats of Renfrew County. “I think it was a perfect ending to a great season,” said a thoughtful coach, Kevin Bellamy following the trophy presentation at 7:30 p.m. It was a long day for the girls, who had the opening game at 9 a.m. “Every girl got to contribute,” Bellamy said. “They dominated.” *** December Members of a local biathlon team - the winter multi-sport that involves cross-country ski racing and target shooting - need skis. They are currently like a hockey team without skates! The team is looking to members of the community to help them purchase the necessary equipment.

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NOTICE OF PASSING OF BY-LAW BY THE TOWNSHIP OF RIDEAU LAKES UNDER THE MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001, c25.

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Take Notice: The Council of the Corporation of the Township of Rideau Lakes passed By-Law Number 2017-5 on January 3, 2017 in relation to Sections 217 and 222 of The Municipal Act, 2001, c.25, as amended. By-Law Explanation: The By-Law implements a change in the Composition of Council and the Ward Structure of the Township of Rideau Lakes.

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A complete copy of the By-Law and the related documents from the review process are available to the public for inspection in the municipal office during regular office hours and also available on our website at www.twprideaulakes.on.ca. Appeal Information: The last day for filling an appeal to this By-Law to the Ontario Municipal Board, under Section 222 (4), is February 17, 2017. A notice of appeal: • Must be filed with the Clerk of the Township of Rideau Lakes; • Must set out the objections of the by-law, and; • Must set out the reasons for the objections to the by-law Dated January 12, 2017 at the Township of Rideau Lakes Mary Ellen Truelove Clerk

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BECKWITH CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB MOONLIGHT CROSS COUNTRY SKI Saturday, January 14th, 2017 7:00 PM Goodwood Marsh Nature Trail Beckwith Park ~ 1319 9th Line Beckwith For more information, please contact the Beckwith Township Recreation Department at 613-257-1539 or cmcgregor@twp.beckwith.on.ca

Hosted by the Beckwith Youth Committee HOME ALONE PROGRAM January 28th, 2017 9:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m. Beckwith Council Chambers ~ 1702 9th Line Beckwith Registration: $25.00 Registration forms are available on the Township website www.twp.beckwith.on.ca under Recreation/Youth Committee or contact the Beckwith Recreation Department at 613-257-1539 or cmcgregor@twp.beckwith.on.ca

2017 DOG TAGS Dog tags are due for renewal. Tags help to identify lost dogs and reunite them with their families. Tag(s) are available at the Municipal Office, during regular business hours. The fee is $15.00 payable either by cash; cheque or debit. A replacement tag for a lost tag cost $2.00. Owners are asked to keep the tag securely fastened on the dog at all times. Kennel Licenses are available where applicable for a fee of $30.00. Dogs are prohibited from running at large and are required to be licensed. Like our Facebook page “Beckwith Township” for news, events and important notices.

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500g 0% MILK FAT IN PLAIN VANILLA OR STRAWBERR WBERRY

OPEN 24/7 ONLINE foodsmiths.com

minneola

A. VOGEL

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EA REG 4.99

Connected to Your Community - P16 - Thursday, January 12, 2017

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epsom salts PER 100g

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/100g 82¢/LB REG 39¢

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The Perth Courier, January 12, 2017

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