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News – New provincial funding will help ease the long wait times for physiotherapy treatment at the Perth hospital. Perth Physiotherapy, at 3 Beckwith St. E., learned earlier this month, in a letter from Health and Long-Term Care Minister Deb Matthews, that it had secured funding for a pilot project. The funding would allow patients referred by their family doctors or a nurse practitioner to access its services under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. “We are already up and running and getting referrals,� said Catherine Ball, owner of Perth Physiotherapy, during a telephone interview from her satellite clinic in Westport, which is also a beneficiary of the funding, on Friday, Jan. 10. She is working on securing funding for her other satellite office in Sharbot Lake.




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Sports - Ottawa SkyHawks players Jerice Crouch and Mike Rose (above) did not leave Perth and District Collegiate Institute empty-handed after their Jan. 13 visit. Here, the two Americans show their pleasure as they model the school’s basketball t-shirts, after their clinic at PDCI. The boys basketball team took the SkyHawks to task on the court in some two-on-two action. See inside the sports section for the story this week.

She applied for the funding back in June of last year. Prior to this, patients would be referred to the Great War Memorial Hospital site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, where they could wait up to six months or even a year to be seen, because of hospital triage that would prioritize acute patients. “They would get worse or slip through the cracks,â€? said Ball. Under this new system, “people are treated locally and promptly‌people who really need treatment get it.â€? The longer wait times would actually end up costing the government more since physiotherapy patients who are not seen to “get stiffer, they get weaker,â€? and it also takes more time for them to heal. Ball did admit that, with the doctor shortage, since “you need a family doctor to get a referral, that might be a problem.â€? See PHYSIO page P2

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News – Canadian Pacific Rail is denying that problems at the Wilson and Drummond Street railway crossings had anything to do with the truckand-train collision early on Dec. 23. However, Perth resident Doug Niblock says he personally witnessed railway crossing barriers down and lights flashing on three separate occasions – even though no trains were coming – on three different dates in November and December. Niblock usually plays bridge in Smiths Falls on Mondays and during his travels noted that the lights were flashing, and barriers down, on: Mon-

day, Nov. 4 at around 11 p.m. at Drummond and Wilson streets; Monday, Dec. 16 at around 6 p.m. at Drummond Street and Saturday, Dec. 28 at around noon at Wilson Street. “People were snaking around the barrier,� said Niblock. On the first occasion, the driver of the car in which he was travelling, also made her way around the barrier, and “she was a little nervous about that.� After the first incident, he phoned the Perth OPP detachment and “the (receptionist) said they were aware of it and they had advised the railway company.� See RAIL on page P2


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Spare an hour for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids Sake Feb. 22 Funds raised go to help children reach their full potential through consistent, dependable and non-conditional adult friendship. Over the years hundreds of children in Lanark County have benefited from these relationships and the adults involved have overwhelmingly expressed their enthusiasm for the friendship they have enjoyed. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County began in 1973 and has been providing one-on-one and group mentoring programs to children throughout the county ever since. They celebrated 40 years in Lanark County last year and 100 years in Canada. There are currently almost 500 children in their programs, which now include Traditional one on one mentoring, in school mentoring, and various group mentoring programs. The agency is currently experiencing some amazing growth, however, they receive no direct, sustainable government funding, so they work hard to remain financially able to continue providing our growing list of programs. Like more information? Interested in registering or donating? Please contact the office at 613-283-0570 or check out the agency’s website at Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County.

PUBLIC NOTICE LANARK COUNTY MUNICIPAL TRAILS CORPORATION SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS The Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation (LCMTC) is seeking volunteers to join its Board of Directors, for a two year term, as public members, to provide input and perspective from a local point of view. Applicants must be 18+ years of age, and a resident of, or own property in the Lanark County. The LCMTC is a not for profit organization with a mandate to develop, maintain, promote and market County owned trails and to support local trail organizations, with a view to developing a network of of area trails. In addition to several trails currently in various stages of the approval process, the Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation will be working collaboratively with the Economic Development Committee to establish a Trails Strategy for Lanark County.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County are preparing for their signature fundraising event, Bowl for Kids Sake, on Feb. 22 in Smiths Falls, Carleton Place and Perth. This will be the 34th year for the fundraiser, which will aim to raise $75,000 to help fund local mentoring programs. Top, the Smiths Falls Bears were among the teams participating in last year’s Bowl for Kids Sake in Smiths Falls. Above, Wii bowling was a popular aspect of Bowl for Kids Sake in Perth last year, which was held at the Perth Civitan Hall. friends, family, coworkers, and call the Big Brothers Big Sisters office. It’s a great time for a great cause. • Making a donation – donate

online, go to the office, pledge a bowler. Every dollar counts. • Donate a door prize – they add to the fun of the day for the participants.

If you are interested in serving your community, as a member of this exciting organization, please submit a completed Board of Directors Application Form, to the undersigned, by Friday, January 24th, 2014. Forms are available at the Lanark County Administration Building or on the County’s website, under “What’s New.” Applications will be reviewed and confirmed by the Striking Committee in early February. Please contact the undersigned if you have any questions: Leslie Drynan, CMO Deputy Clerk 99 Christie Lake Road Perth, ON K7H 3C6 Phone: 613-267-4200 ext. 1502 Email: Web:

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Community – Ever wonder what small thing you could do to help children and families right here in your town? It doesn’t have to be big and complicated, it can be as simple as a game of bowling. Gather your friends, your family or your co-workers and get ready for a fun day! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County are proud to present their 34th annual Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake on Feb. 22. This is the signature fundraising event for the local agency, and they aim to raise $75,000 to help fund their local mentoring programs. Serving almost 500 local children in 2013, the agency counts on this fundraiser to run their programs. Bowl for Kids is the agency’s largest fundraiser with more than 20 per cent of its annual operating budget coming from this event. The agency is currently recruiting teams to raise some money and bowl in this important event. Bowl for Kids is a straight forward fundraiser – interested participants can call the Big Brothers Big Sisters office and register their group. Each team receives a kit that includes pledge sheets, and is encouraged to raise funds to support the agency’s mentoring programs. Teams book a lane through the agency and then come out and bowl on Feb. 22 in one of three locations where there are prizes, music, and a lot of laughs. Don’t worry if you’re not a bowler – it’s a fun time where neighbours come together for a great cause. Remember – it’s not about the bowling! Your team can be as small as two people or as large as your whole company or large family. There is room for all, and every dollar matters. For teams participating in Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake, funds can also be raised on line, which makes asking for money a whole lot easier! Corporate sponsors have covered all the overhead costs of the event, which means that all funds raised by teams go directly to fund mentoring programs for local children. These sponsors include: Tim Hortons, Crain & Schooley Insurance a division of Johnson Inc., Guy Saumure & Sons Construction, Prodecal, TVCogeco, Hinton Dodge Chrysler, EMC Record News, Lake 88.1, TD Canada Trust, Impression Printing and Jack FM. Groups can bowl at Gratton Lanes in Smiths Falls, Alley Cats in Carleton Place or try Wii Bowling at the Perth Civitan Hall. Bowl for Kids is a Canadian tradition from coast to coast. It is the principal fundraising effort for the majority of Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies associated with the national organization. In Lanark County, the Bowl for Kids event takes place in Perth, Smiths Falls and Carleton Place. For those interested in supporting the agency there are a number of ways to do so, including: • Entering a team – round up


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Wardens’ caucus boosts economic development through new fibre broadband connections News – In a boost to the region’s economic development, the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) has awarded contracts to expand high-speed fibre internet connections at more than 50 business parks and clusters across rural eastern Ontario. Bell Aliant, Cogeco Cable Inc. and Utilities Kingston were

awarded contracts to provide the new high-capacity, high-speed fibre Internet connections. The project adds to the number of business parks and clusters that already have broadband service in the region. The companies are building the new services off of their existing infrastructure, as well

as off of the 5,500-kilometre, fibre-optic backbone that was built through the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN). A range of speeds and services will be available to serve the needs of business customers in these locations. The business park project, valued at about $8.9 million, is the

OPP launch Community Satisfaction Survey this month to help assess service to Ontarians News – A Community Satisfaction Survey is scheduled to start this month to solicit public opinions about the services the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) delivers to communities throughout Ontario. The Community Satisfaction Survey is a telephone survey that randomly selects members of the public (16 years or older) who live in Ontario. The survey takes about five to seven minutes to complete and is strictly voluntary. Those contacted and willing to participate are asked about issues such as community security, perceptions of crime and youth issues in the community, OPP presence in the community, service delivery

and even how the OPP investigates crime and enforces the law. The information provided by those surveyed is being collected by a research consultant, R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. that has been retained by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. The information is treated confidentially and the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of those surveyed will not be included in the survey results provided to the OPP. The results of the completed survey will be used to assist with developing the OPP Business Action Plan and the annual report. The information gathered

will be useful in helping the OPP set goals and objectives to improve on the services it delivers to communities throughout Ontario. These surveys are done throughout the province on a three-year schedule. Results from the 2013 survey are available on the OPP. ca website. The provincial survey will start in early or mid-January and is expected to be completed by March. We would like to thank those who participate in the Community Satisfaction Survey for taking the time to help the OPP in its vision of: “Safe Communities…..A Secure Ontario.” Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police.

latest phase of the EORN project, a $170 million initiative to expand rural broadband throughout the region. Created by the wardens’ caucus, the project is supported by federal, provincial, and municipal funding, and private sector investment. “EORN is a key economic development tool for the region and we are pleased to extend the reach of the network to these important business hubs,” said EOWC chair Rick Philips. “Expanding high-capacity, high-speed internet fibre to these business parks will help our communities to attract and retain local businesses,” said Lanark County Warden Richard Kidd. “It is a real boon for economic development.”

Grenville will receive new fibre optic broadband connections by the end of 2014: • Tay Valley Township – Christie Lake Road and Highway 7 commercial area (Bell Aliant) • Town of Perth – Perth core and business area (Bell Aliant) • Township of Drumond/North Elmsley – Ewart Avenue area (Bell Aliant) • Township of Rideau Lakes – Gallipeau Business Park (Bell Aliant) • Township of ElizabethtownKitley – Elizabethtown-Kitley Business Park (Bell Aliant) • Municipality of North Grenville – Kemptville Business Park (Bell Aliant) Submitted by the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus.

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Portland’s 10th annual Skate the Lake set for Jan. 25-26 weekend By EMILIE MUST

Sports – The internationally known Skate the Lake weekend is back Jan. 25 and 26 in Portland. After a bit of a thaw last week, John Bongers, president of Portland Outdoors and organizer of the annual event, says they’re just banking on some lower temperatures and the oval will open this weekend. This year marks number 10 for the event, and as such the North American Marathon Speed Skating Championships sanctioned by Speed Skating Canada, will be held here this year. It all started in 2004 when three friends founded the event 10 years ago: Marco Smiths, Chris Allen, and Colin Horsfall. They just wanted to have fun in the snow, Bongers said.

Now, Skate the Lake has grown to having anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 participants throughout the weekend. The RBC Olympian, Derek O’Farrell will be joining Skate the Lake all weekend. The festivities will kick off Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. with the opening ceremonies, followed by the 10km race on a 1 km oval. The 25km marathon will be shortly after. All marathon participants include the North American Championship skaters from all over Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and New York. Saturday night will be the eighth annual fireworks. “The reflection on the snow is quite amazing,” Bongers said. The Portland Legion will be hosting a dinner and dance with live band Healy & Orr. Sunday’s festivities include

the 5km race at 8:30 a.m. and then the 50km marathon. New this year is the school cup challenge where local schools submit teams for a relay race and for the first time ever their will be horse drawn sleigh rides. Throughout the weekend there will be fun races; a 5x1km relay made up of five people, and kids under 12 race for 5km. Outdoor curling, pickup hockey and then RBC hockey shootout tent will be on tap through the weekend. Skate the Lake is made possible by the non-profit organization, Portland Outdoors. Participants can register and pick up their race kits at the Portland Community Centre on Water St. For more information on Skate the Lake, please visit File photo

The internationally renowned Skate the Lake event will be back Jan. 25 and 26 in Portland for its 10th anniversary. The speed skating competition has grown to seeing 4,000 participants throughout the weekend. Above, skaters cross the finish line in a race during last year’s Skate the Lake.





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Above, participants take to the oval during last year’s Skate the Lake. Below, visitors kept warm at bonfires. This year’s 10th annual event takes place Jan. 25 to 26 in Portland.

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Countdown on to Travelers Tankard set for Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 in Smiths Falls Sports – The Tankard or Ontario Men’s Provincial Curling Championship at Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre is rapidly approaching (Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2014). All of the teams have been announced. Of particular interest to Eastern Ontario fans are the two teams from Ottawa. Bryan Cochrane from City View who has played in previous Tankards including last year and Mark Homan (brother of Rachel) from the Ottawa Curling Club. Other teams include defending champion Glenn Howard from the Coldwater Curling Club; Bob Rumfeldt from Collingwood who has played in this year’s grand

slam events (win all 4 and one wins $1 million) and was in the Tankard last year. Last year’s other finalist Joe Frans from Bradford was in the challenge round last weekend (Jan. 11-12). As many readers will recall Joe began his curling career at the Smiths Falls Club. Unfortunately, Joe was not able to qualify this time. The final two entries emerging from the Challenge Round are skipped by John Epping and Jake Higgs. Epping played in the Olympic Trials and must be considered one of the favourites. It looks like we will have a top notch competitive field which should assure attendees in Smiths Falls of some great curling.

Page playoff system In our last column, we promised to define the Page Playoff System. The Page games will be played on Saturday and Sunday. The top 2 teams in the round robin play one another with the winner advancing to Sunday’s final. The loser will play against the winner of the game between the third and fourth finishers in the Sunday morning semi final. The winner of that game advances to the final Sunday afternoon. An event of this magnitude does not take place without a mammoth effort by the volunteers (200) plus the executive and chairs of the various committees. They are all getting excited, working hard and anticipating a wonderful

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Community – The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is preparing to hit the road next month to shift tourism into high gear in Ontario’s Highlands. Beginning this week, the organization is booking oneon-one site visits with tourism related businesses and organizations in Lanark County to discuss fresh strategies for growing tourism in their backyards, as well as the rest of the region. The visits will take place between February and April 2014 and launch the OHTO’s new “Tourism Starts with You: Making Shift Happen” campaign, which will highlight tourism as an important economic driver in rural communities and offer an innovative approach to strengthening the industry by putting the visitor first. Given the size of the region, Lanark County was chosen as the first stop on OHTO’s “road trip” due to its recent partnership with the organization and the Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) on the creation of a destination development plan. The project will explore the County’s potential for tourism

growth through the identification of its “ideal guests” and key collaborative strategies aimed at enhancing and promoting the travel experiences available to them. Though the scope of work is specific to Lanark County, it is intended to act as a pilot project for future rollout to other regions within Ontario’s Highlands. “This is an exciting time for tourism in our rural communities,” says Stephanie Hessel, OHTO’s tourism development & industry relations co-ordinator. “A real opportunity exists for a stronger and more cohesive tourism industry through these joint initiatives. The tourism plan will lay the foundation, but engagement from the industry is vital to the success of developing and enhancing the visitor experience.” During the campaign, the OHTO plans to meet with more than 200 members and potential members in Lanark County and discuss how a visitor-centric approach to tourism can help promote compelling experiences in the region. Opportunities for future collaboration will also be discussed, and stakeholders will have an opportunity to get more

familiar with the OHTO’s organizational structure. “I am thrilled to be hitting the road on behalf of the OHTO this winter to meet with our tourism partners,” says Nicole Guthrie, OHTO’s membership advisor. “I’m looking forward to sharing our ideas and learning about the businesses and organizations that have contributed so much to our rural economy.” Businesses in Lanark County can schedule their 30-minute visit by contacting the OHTO at 1-855-629-6486. Inquiries about the “Tourism Starts with You: Making Shift Happen” campaign can be directed to Stephanie Hessel at or 613-629-6486 ext. 204. About the OHTO The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is a not-for-profit organization mandated by the Province of Ontario to increase tourism within the counties of Haliburton, Lanark, and Renfrew and portions of Frontenac, Hastings, and Lennox and Addington. Find out more at www.ohto. ca.

Tankard. Other critical elements of the process are the sponsors. Town and Country Chrysler is the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Travelers Tankard hosted by the Smiths Falls Curling and Squash club and the Town of Smiths Falls. Metroland Media and TV- Cogeco are premier sponsors; while Andress’ Independent Grocer and Lake 88.1 are gold sponsors. Their enthusiasm, support, ideas and assistance are playing significant roles in our collective efforts.

downs advance to either a Southeast or Southwest Tankard qualifier. The winners from these Tankard Qualifiers earn the right to play against their divisional counterparts at the Travelers Tankard in Smiths Falls. The ‘A’ and ‘B’ Special Olympics Draw is scheduled for 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. Admission to the first playoff game on Saturday will include the S00 Draw. For people who only wish to see the Special Olympics games, there will be no admission fee. Entry can take place after 2014 Special Olympics Tan- 5 p.m. and the Arena will be kard Games (SOO) cleared following the games. To advance to the Tankard, Special Olympics Ontario Tickets teams must go through a qualThe ticket package order ifying process. The first level forms are available online of that process is a Region at; at Playdown similar to the zone the arena and curling clubs Playdowns in OCA competi- in the region. For information. ‘A’and ‘B’division win- tion on tickets and/or to buy ners from the Region Play- tickets please call 613-812-

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Carolyn Klitbo honoured as UCDSB Bus Driver of the Year News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A bus driver known for her caring attitude toward our students has been recognized with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Bus Driver of the Year Award. Carolyn Klitbo, who drives for Howard Bus Service in Athens, was selected by hundreds of people in our Upper Canada District School Board Bus Driver of the Year Facebook Contest. She was one of four drivers acknowledged during the 2013 UCDSB Bus Driver Appreciation Awards ceremony Jan. 8 at the board office in Brockville. Other award winners are: Arie Oosterman, 2013 Capital Region Bus Driver of the Year (absent); Jonathan Allen, 2013 Rideau Region Bus Driver of the Year; and Norma Fyke, 2013 St. Lawrence Region Bus Driver of the Year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For many of our students our bus drivers are the first adults they see at the start of their school day and the last people they see at the end of it,â&#x20AC;? said chair Greg Pietersma. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A great bus driver is key to a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successful day and tonight we recognize our great bus drivers in hopes they will set an example of good service for all drivers.â&#x20AC;? Klitbo, who was nominated by area parent Angela Varacalli, earned more than 600 likes and shares in the online contest. Supertintendent Valerie Allen said Klitbo was cited for her caring attitude on her school bus, noting that parents described her as a driver who is â&#x20AC;&#x153;kind, dependable and who truly puts kids first.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very proud to recognize Carolyn,â&#x20AC;? said Allen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is the kind of driver who helps our students start their school day off right. A positive launch to the school day is critical to student engagement and their academic success. We thank her for her hard work and dedication on behalf of our students.â&#x20AC;? Klitbo began her driving career to help special needs chil-

dren. The mother of a special needs child herself, she knows the challenges they face and she wanted to help other children cope by being a supportive friend to them on the drive to and from school. The mother of two grown children began her driving career with Valley Bus Lines in Kemptville in September 2005, operating a special transportation van to Sainte Marguerite Bourgeoysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Elementary Catholic School in Merrickville, and then serving children at St. John Bosco Catholic School in Brockville. She later moved on to a big bus route, serving Centennial â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;67 Public School and Shanly Public School. In October 2007, she was offered a job with Howard, beginning with a route to Algonquin Public School and then transferring to her current route, serving students from Athens District High School and Meadowview Public School. The winner of the Rideau Region award, Allen has been working for Clarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bus and Marina Ltd. since June 2009. A self-described people person, being a bus driver is a good fit for Allen because he has an affinity for children. He now drives a double run to Thousand Islands Elementary School and Gananoque Secondary School, transporting about 40 kids daily. When not driving a bus he is a freelance legal researcher, and also works during the summer months in maintenance with Clarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marina operation. Allen has been married to wife Patricia for nearly 42 years. The couple has two grown daughters, Elizabeth, who works with Health Canada, and Jade, who teaches English as a Second Language in the Kingston area. The Allens have five grandchildren, ages one to 14. Fyke, the winner of the St. Lawrence Region award, is a 47-year-old mother of two who began driving a bus so she

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The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) hosted its 2013 Bus Driver Appreciation Awards Jan. 8 at the board office in Brockville. Above, from left: Norma Fyke, 2013 St. Lawrence Region Bus Driver of the Year; Carolyn Klitbo, 2013 UCDSB Bus Driver of the Year; Jonathan Allen, 2013 Rideau Region Bus Driver of the Year; and UCDSB associate director Ian Carswell.

Capital Region award, is a 69year-old grandfather who has driven three generations of students to North Dundas District High School since it opened more than 50 years ago â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all for the same bus company, Lanninâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garage in Chesterville. The popular driver boasts that he has never had to send an official disciplinary note home with students because he maintains an atmosphere of respect on the bus. He also knows many of the parents of the children now riding his yellow wagon and isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afraid to call them for help bringing a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behaviour back in line. He began driving a school bus at the age of 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; driving many children his own age to high school. He has had several successful careers. He is a bus driver, a small engine and marine mechanic, and in his spare time works as a gunsmith. He has been married to wife Sandra for 49 years and the couple has two grown children, Rosy and Eric. Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.

could spend more time with her children. Both her children currently ride with her to Wellington Elementary School, where they attend classes. The job provides a way she can be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;stay at home momâ&#x20AC;? while still bringing in some extra money for her family. It also helps her ensure that her sons Colton, 8, and Alexander, 6, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t act up on the bus. Her favourite part of the job is getting to see how students riding her bus grow both physically and intellectually, as well as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;family atmosphereâ&#x20AC;? among drivers at Stock Transportation, the company for which she works. Fyke has been happily married to husband Maurice for nine years. Maurice is a team leader at the Walmart warehouse in Cornwall. The couple lives in the Iroquois area. Oosterman, who won the

MP, MPP host New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Levee Jan. 19 in Perth Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LanarkFrontenac-Lennox and Addington MP Scott Reid and MPP Randy Hillier will host their annual New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Levee this Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Perth Civitan Hall. The event begins at noon

and will feature a pancake brunch with local maple syrup from Lanark County, as well as an opportunity to touch base with your MP and MPP with any comments or concerns and priorities for 2014.

For further details, to RSVP and for directions, visit www. Submitted by the office of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier.

January thaw to make ice cover unstable, says RVCA News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Forecast warm temperatures and rain this week can be expected to cause stream flows to increase but only to the extent that the ice cover could become unstable. Snow measurements were completed by RVCA resource technicians on Jan. 6. At that time, the snowpack covering the Rideau River watershed was an average depth of 32 centimetres and a water content of 58 millimetres, both

of which are more than twice what are normally seen at this time of year. There will be some runoff to streams and rivers but most of the rain will be absorbed by the snowpack. As a result of what runoff could occur, water levels can be expected to increase through the weekend and ice cover on ditches, local streams and rivers will become unstable posing potential safety risks.

Caution should be exercised by everyone when near local streams and rivers. Parents should inform their children of the risks associated with increased flows and unstable ice conditions in area watercourses and provide appropriate supervision. For more, visit www.rvca. ca. Submitted by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.


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“Big” boost Community – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County recently received a $500 donation from the Civitan Club of Perth to go towards its mentoring programs. Above, from left: Perth Civitan’s Bob Farnel presents the donation to Beth Sinclair and Kiefer Vincent from Big Brothers Big Sisters. Submitted photo


Goodale: The truth about Tory tax tales DEAR EDITOR: There are several things wrong with the Harper government’s never-ending claims that they are brilliant tax cutters. To start with, it’s untrue. Their first fiscal decision after taking office in 2006 was to increase personal income taxes. Later that fall, they imposed a toxic new Conservative tax on Income Trusts which obliterated $25-billion from the savings accounts of two million ordinary Canadians. More recently, Mr. Harper has increased the overall federal tax burden in each of his last four budgets – taxing everything from hospital parking fees and cosmetic wigs for cancer patients to local credit unions and job creation. Conservative claims about lower taxes for families need a scrupulous reality check. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says they are “saving the average family of four more than $3,100 a year in tax.” But it all depends on what type of “family” you’re talking about. You can construct an illustration which would fit the Conservative model – with two parents, two children, a six-figure income and consumer spending of more than $50,000 every year (including more than a thousand dollars for art lessons). But for most families – in fact, for 70 per cent of Canadian families – this is simply not their reality.

The vast majority of middle-class Canadians haven’t seen a significant improvement in their real incomes for the better part of 30 years. But their living costs have gone up and debt-loads have ballooned. For every dollar of disposable income, Canadians are carrying $1.64 in household debt. Many are concerned about affording post-secondary education for their kids, or having no pension plan at their place of employment, or finding decent childcare or long-term care for their parents. Nearly three-quarters of Canadians worry that their children will not do as well as they have done. And then there’s Mr. Harper’s new federal debt burden to take into account. He has run six consecutive deficits so far, adding more than $165-billion to Canada’s overall debt load. That works out to $5,000 in new Conservative debt for every man, woman and child in this country, or $20,000 for every family of four. Any tax cuts claimed by Mr. Harper are paid for with borrowed money. So there is no room to be complacent about the needs of Canada’s middle-class and all those striving so hard just to get there. Hon. Ralph Goodale, PC, MP (Wascana) Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada


Making a mark for mentoring Editorial – The collective sound of bowling balls scooting along wooden lanes and the pop of pins being knocked down will be heard across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Feb. 22. That Saturday, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County and its Leeds and Grenville counterpart, will host their 34th annual Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake event. It serves as one of the signature fundraisers for both organizations, which strive to provide valuable mentoring programs to youth in these counties. In Lanark County, this bowling event makes up for 20 per cent of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual operating budget, which continues to rise due to the growth in youth they serve. The event is a great opportunity to support a local organization and have some fun on the lanes. All you need to do is gather a group of at least five friends, coworkers, or family members and collect $150 in pledges. It’s a way to give back to a group that fosters healthy, dependable adult friendships with youth as well as services such as one-on-one mentoring, in-school mentoring and group mentoring programs. There are several locations to choose from: classic bowling in Smiths Falls at Gratton Lanes or Alley Cats in Carleton Place, or try your hand at Wii bowling at the Perth Civitan Hall, which was a great success in its inaugural year in 2013. Elgin Bowling Lanes and Kemptville Bowling will also host Bowl for Kids Sake for Leeds and Grenville residents. If you can’t bowl, that’s still no reason not to get involved. Make a donation to the cause, donate a door prize, or help with sponsorship. For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters in Lanark County or Leeds and Grenville, visit or

Emerson’s popcorn making attempt wasn’t entirely successful Lifestyle – The corn popper hung on a nail behind the Findlay Oval. It was a big wire basket affair, blackened from use, with a long steel handle. Father said his grandfather made it, but Mother was reasonably sure she saw one just like in Scott’s hardware. It didn’t matter to us how it got to the farm in Northcote, it only mattered that we had it. Nothing pleased me more on a cold winter’s night, always on a Saturday, when Mother would tell Audrey to take down the popper and make up a batch of popcorn. Of course, that didn’t happen if it conflicted with the same night as the Saturday night house party. Although we grew corn, it wasn’t from our crop that we got the kernels. At Briscoe’s General Store there was a big bag, back near the barrel of molasses and the coal-oil, which held bulk corn you could buy by the pound. The

tin scoop sat on top of the kernels, and the paper bags were piled on the counter, and for ten cents you got enough corn to last half the winter. My sister Audrey was the one to pop the corn. That is until the night my brother Emerson said he thought it was high time he was allowed to do the job. Audrey didn’t mind giving it up, but I had serious doubts Emerson, who said he knew a faster way to pop the corn, was up to the job. It had been a long day, and Mother was in no mood to argue, so she told Emerson to get down the wire basket, and take the bag of corn out of the cupboard. He dumped the amount needed into the wire basket, hooked it closed and moved over to the Findlay Oval. You had to have a strong arm to not only shake the basket continually over the hot stove lid, but to endure long minVice President & Regional Publisher Mike Mount 613-283-3182, ext. 104

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utes before the corn started to pop. Emerson seemed to think the faster you scraped the basket over the lid, the sooner the corn would start to pop. Audrey had already put a soup bowl of butter on the back of the stove to melt. Popcorn was not good without a big splash of melted butter. Well, we could see Emerson was getting impatient. Audrey told him shaking the basket faster had nothing to do with getting the kernels to pop, it had everything to do with the heat News Editors: Laurie Weir, Joe Morin, Ashley Kulp REPORTERS: Howaida Sorour, Tara Gesner, Desmond Devoy, Kelly Kent, Jennifer Westendorp DISTRIBUTION: Lori Sommerdyk, 613-283-3182 ,ext. 138 CLASSIFIEDS/REGIONAL ROUNDUP: Fax: 613-283-5909 Judy Michaelis Email: Lee Ann Gilligan Email:

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of the stove. That gave Emerson an idea. If the lid wasn’t hot enough, then surely putting the basket right over the hot coals would do the trick. He slid the lid off, and put the basket directly in the hole it left, and a fraction from the burning wood. Soon the corn was popping at a great rate, and Emerson was shaking the basket like his life depended on it. Mother was watching from the end of the kitchen table, shaking her head. She was a firm believer in letting us learn from our mistakes, and there was no doubt in her mind Emerson was in for a great lesson! The popper was full to bursting, and Emerson raced over to the table to dump it into the big baking bowl. It was soon obvious that the only popcorn we could eat was sitting in the bottom of the bowl, because the bottom half of the basket was burnt to a crisp. ADVERTISING SALES: ADVERTISING SALES CO-ORDINATOR Andrea Harding SALES: Cheryl Johnston, Sharon Sinfield, Kathy Perreault, Kevin Hoover, Jamie Rae-Gomes Email: Fax: 613-283-9988 THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS MONDAY 4:30 PM

“Didn’t feel like popcorn anyway,” he said, surveying the blackened kernels staring him in the face. Father had wakened from the smell of the burning corn, shook his head, and promptly fell back to sleep. Mother told Emerson to scoop off the burnt kernels, and take them out to the chicken coop. Nothing was wasted back in the ‘30s, even burnt popcorn. We divided what was edible, which wasn’t much. The next morning when I went out to gather eggs in the hen house, the burnt kernels were just where Emerson had flung them. Even the hens couldn’t eat them. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www. and type Mary’s name for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at • Advertising rates and terms and conditions are according to the rate card in effect at time advertising published. • The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount charged for the space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred, whether such error is due to negligence of its servants or otherwise... and there shall be no liability for non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount charged for such advertisement. • The advertiser agrees that the copyright of all advertisements prepared by the Publisher be vested in the Publisher and that those advertisements cannot be reproduced without the permission of the Publisher. • The Publisher reserves the right to edit, revise or reject any advertisement.

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OHTO asks visitors to ‘Like Winter’ in Ontario’s Highlands News – While much of the province is still scraping ice off car windshields following the recent storm, Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is embracing all that is great about the frosty season in the region with the launch of a new consumer marketing campaign boldly titled, Like Winter. Geared at winter enthusiasts and powder junkies from GTA and Ottawa markets, the campaign runs until Feb. 16, and asks visitors to its home page,, to vote for one of nine unique, authentic and memorable winter activities in Ontario’s Highlands for a chance to

win a $1,000 gift card from Mountain Equipment Co-op. “The Like Winter campaign highlights the region as one of Ontario’s premier winter destinations offering a truly unique travel experience right in our visitors’ backyard,” says Julie Mulligan, OHTO’s marketing manager. “We’re asking consumers to proclaim their love for winter in Ontario’s Highlands and vote for the experience that gets them outside to take in all that this beautiful season has to offer. From dogsledding to downhill skiing, there is nothing like escaping to Ontario’s Highlands

to celebrate the magic of winter.” The campaign will reach consumers via multi-faceted promotion encompassing social, digital and traditional marketing. Cheeky and vibrant images, a series of YouTube videos and interactive social media posts will engage users and highlight the region’s deep snow, untouched winter wilderness and rural charm. The key message? Nobody does winter like Ontario’s Highlands. Local businesses and winter operators in the region can get involved by encouraging their Facebook fans to cast their vote at; interacting with the OHTO on its

social media pages (@OnHighlands and and submitting promotional images, videos and content for the OHTO to share, based on the following posting calendar: • Downhill skiing (Jan. 6 to Jan. 10) • Snowshoeing (Jan. 11 to Jan. 15) • Cross-country skiing (Jan. 16 to Jan. 21) • Ice climbing (Jan. 22 to Jan. 24) • Pond hockey (Jan. 25 to Jan. 28) • Dogsledding (Jan. 29 to Feb. 2)

• Ice fishing (Feb. 3 to Feb. 6) • Snowmobiling (Feb. 7 to Feb. 12) • Sleigh ride through maple bush (Feb. 13 to Feb. 16) More than two-dozen businesses in Ontario’s Highlands – including Winterdance Dogsled Tours, Haliburton’s Pinecone Forest, the Marmora SnoFest, Wheeler’s Maple House and Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush – are taking part. Like Winter campaign screenshots, promotional images and additional materials are available to media.





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    Arklan Community Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 123 Patterson Cres., Carleton Place 613-257-8113 Principal: Shelley Riddell

Glen Tay Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 155 Harper Rd., RR 4, Perth 613-267-1909 Principal: Steve Ferguson

Merrickville Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 306 Drummond St. E., Merrickville 613-269-4951 Principal: Susan Thain

Pakenham Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 109 Jeanie St., Pakenham 613-624-5438 Principal: Paul LeRoy

R. Tait McKenzie Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) 175 Paterson St., Almonte 613-256-8248 Principal: Dean Fournier

Beckwith Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8/EFI) 1523 Ninth Line Rd. RR2, Carleton Place 613-253-0427 Principal: Patrick Graveline

Kemptville Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) 215 Reuben Cres., Kemptville 613-258-2206 Principal: Nancy Hanna North Grenville French Immersion Centre

Montague Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8) 1200 Rosedale Rd. S. RR 5, Smiths Falls 613-283-6426 Principal: Charles Hayfron-Benjamin

Queen Elizabeth Elementary School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) 80 Wilson St. E., Perth 613-267-2702 Principal: Carmela Ciocio

South Branch Elementary School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 2649 Concession Rd., Kemptville 613-258-1919 Principal: Karen Bryan Kindergarten Registration and Welcome to Kindergarten Night Tuesday, February 11, 6:00 p.m.

Chimo Elementary School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8/EFI) 11 Ross St., Smiths Falls 613-283-1761 Principal: Dawn Bouchard Drummond Central School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 1469 Drummond School Rd. RR 6, Perth 613-267-4789 Principal: Margaret Fritz

Lombardy Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8) 596 Highway 15 RR 1, Lombardy 613-283-0860 Principal: Chris Hawthorne Maple Grove Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 151 George St., Lanark 613-259-2777 Principal: Kevin Fisher

Naismith Memorial Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) 260 King St., Almonte 613-256-3773 Principal: Gail Brant-Terry North Elmsley Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 209 Port Elmsley Rd. RR 5, Perth 613-267-1371 Principal: Paul Hannah

Oxford-on-Rideau Public School Meadowview Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 50 Water St., Oxford Mills 9234 Addison-Greenbush Rd. 613-258-3141 Addison Principal: Janet Kellar 613-924-2880 Duncan J. Schoular Public School Principal: Jane Holski (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8) 41 McGill St. S., Smiths Falls Director of Education 613-283-1367 David K. Thomas Principal: Mark Williams

Rideau Centennial Elementary School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 2761 Highway 15, Portland 613-272-2209 Principal: Teresa Polite Kindergarten Information and Registration Night Wednesday, February 12 5:00 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:00 p.m. Rideau Vista Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 9921 County Rd. 42, Westport 613-273-2842 Principal: Teresa Polite Kindergarten Registration Night Tuesday, February 4 5:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:30 p.m.

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South Crosby Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) 1 Halladay St., Elgin 613-359-5933 Principal: Monique Antoine-Hartley The Stewart School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 7 Sunset Blvd., Perth 613-267-2940 Principal: Daryl Kelly Wolford Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8) 2159 County Rd. 16, Merrickville 613-283-6326 Principal: Susan Thain

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Caldwell Street Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) 70 Caldwell St., Carleton Place 613-257-1270 Principal: Carole Dufort


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Country music celebrates Valley artists Feb. 8 at Gallipeau Centre Theatre

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Freddy Dixon is pictured with old friend Ronnie Hawkins at a Belleville gig at the Empire Theatre last year. He once opened for Hawkins at the old Rideau Ferry Inn. Dixon will be on stage at the Gallipeau Centre Theatre on Feb. 8. larly because, “Our music is as good as anyone’s,” he says. The late Stompin’ Tom Connors was a friend of Dixon’s and the two shared common views when it came to Canadian songs, songwriters and performers. The main idea behind this

show (aside from just wanting to entertain the folks and have a real good ole country celebration) is to celebrate Valley artists, their tunes and our own unique culture. Tickets for the show are $29.50 and can be ordered

through: or by calling 1-888-655-9090 or call the theatre’s box office at: 613205-1493. The concert is a Shamrock International records production and is officially sponsored by Smiths Falls Home Hardware.

couraged to enter for five-pin bowling and total pledges must be $150 or more to bowl. As an extra incentive, every $50 raised earns a ballot for a special draw to win an iPad. Other pledge prizes include: $50 (tote bag and pen); $100 (Bowl for Kids Sake T-shirt, tote bag and pen); $250 (travel mug, T-shirt, tote bag and pen); $500 ($25 gift card, travel mug, T-shirt, tote bag and pen).

Big Brothers Big Sisters are asking for the public’s assistance to ensure the success of Bowl for Kids Sake, as they celebrate 37 years of serving children. Unlocking a child’s true potential creates a future where anything’s possible…you too can start something, why not start something big? Corporate sponsors are also being sought for $1,000, or sponsor a lane for only $200,

donate a prize to be awarded on the day of the event or sponsor the Big and Little team. Register online at http:// It’s a fast and wasy way to get pledges from all of your family and friends, from near and far. For more information or to sponsor the event, phone 613345-0281, email bbbs.leeds@ or visit

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Are you looking for a health care provider? Erin Cameron, Nurse Practitioner, is now accepting unattached patients for primary health care services. Nurse practitioners can manage acute and chronic conditions, order tests, prescribe medications, refer to specialists and address many other health care needs. Please come to Dr. van Noppen’s office at the Perth Medical Clinic at 14 Isabella St. Perth between 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm to register with Sandy by January 28th, 2014.


FIDDLERS DINNER/DANCE January 17th, 2014 Delicious homemade dinner/dessert

Bowl for Kids Sake to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville Feb. 22 Community – Lace up your bowling shoes Saturday, Feb. 22 for the annual Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser in Elgin and Kemptville. The event, which serves as one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville, takes place at Kemptville Bowling from 3:30 to 10:30 p.m. and at Elgin Bowling Lanes from 4 to 8 p.m. Teams of five are en-

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Community – There is going to be one huge Ottawa Valley country music extravaganza to be held at the Gallipeau Centre Theatre in Smiths Falls on Feb. 8, starting at 7 p.m. A gathering of Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame Members and other well known Valley performers will be on stage during an evening that will offer country music fans one of those rare opportunities to see many of their local favorites together on one show. On the bill will be legendary singer and storyteller Freddy Dixon with his All-Star Band. A real “all-star” band it is too led by guitar playing sensation Steve Piticco along with, Jeff Khol on keyboard, Fred Ducharme on bass, Terry Kittman on the drums, Wayne Mills on sax and Peter Dawson on fiddle. The host for the evening will be the one and only Charlie Kitts. He is an Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame inductee himself and one of the best known emcees and colourful “characters” of the Ottawa Valley. Special guests for the evening are Valley Queen Arlene Quinn, Jamie McMunn (son of the late Ron “The Fox” McMunn) and “Valley Troubadour” Lyle Dillabough. Dillabough will open the concert with a special tribute to “the man of the evening,” Freddy Dixon. With a long string of records, shows, “escapades” and miles along the road Dixon has lived the life that often is described in country song lyrics. Some of those escapades and other stories are told in his book ‘Country and Other People I’ve Have Met.’ The account reflects upon the unique time period which occurred during the ’60s and ’70s in the music world and in the life of small town Canada at that time. A strong proponent of Canadian artists and Canadian songs Dixon is known for making waves at times when it comes to expressing his opinions about how Canadian artists get treated in their own country. He feels that the preference American artists get on Canadian radio is unfair and unnecessary particu-


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Almonte and District High School (Gr. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12) 126 Martin St. N., Almonte 613-256-1470 Principal: Ron Ferguson Grade 9 Information Night Wednesday, February 19 6:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30 p.m.

North Grenville District High School (Gr. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12) 2605 Concession Rd., Kemptville 613-258-3481 Principal (Grades 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12): Steve Sharp Principal (Grades 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8): David Morrison

Athens District High School (Gr. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12) 21 Church St., Athens 613-924-2618 Principal: Marsha McNair Open House Night Wednesday, February 12 Grade 7 Open House 6:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:30 p.m. (For current Grade 6 students) Grade 9 Open House 7:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:30 p.m. (For current Grade 8 students)

Perth and District Collegiate Institute (Gr. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12) 13 Victoria St., Perth 613-267-3051 Principal: John Gow

Carleton Place High School (Gr. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12) 215 Lake Ave. W., Carleton Place 613-257-2720 Principal: Eric Hardie

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Rideau District High School (Gr. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12) 251 Main St., Elgin 613-359-5391 Principal: Sharon Halladay Grade 8 Transition Day Wednesday, January 29 8:45 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:30 p.m. (Snow Date Thursday, January 30)

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Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (Gr. 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12) 299 Percy St., Smiths Falls 613-283-0288 Principal: Gord Cooke TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education Almonte Campus 9 Houston Dr., Almonte 613-256-2519 Principal: Geoff Trasuk TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education Carleton Place Campus 350 Edmund St., Carleton Place 613-253-3626 Principal: Geoff Trasuk

TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education Kemptville Campus Ontario Agricultural College Gibson Hall, 2nd Floor, Kemptville 613-258-8519 Principal: Geoff Trasuk TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education Perth Campus 1881 Rogers Road, Perth 613-267-4825 Principal: Geoff Trasuk TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education Smiths Falls Campus 10 Ontario St., Smiths Falls 613-283-5418

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Ministry reminds people not to feed deer this winter News – The Ministry of Natural Resources reminds people to not feed deer this winter. Reasons not to feed deer • Using the wrong feed can result in digestive problems. People may inadvertently do more harm than good through improper feeding practices. • Feeding may encourage more deer in an area than the habitat can support. This can result in poor reproduction, smaller fawns, and higher winter mortality rates. • Deer-vehicle collisions may occur as deer cross roads to and from feeders. • Deer that come to feeders

may lose their natural fear of humans and cause conflicts at other times of the year. • A concentration of deer around artificial feeders can tempt natural predators of deer such as wolves to change their natural habits and come closer to populated areas. • Concentrating deer in an area increases the risk of disease transmission among animals. Although chronic wasting disease has not been found in Ontario in wild animals, there are concerns that encouraging concentrations of deer increases the risk and speed of disease transmission.

Artificial feeding • Deer are designed to store fat, reduce their metabolism and successfully process that fat in the winter while feeding on natural foods according to their daily needs. If deer become dependent on artificial feed, their metabolic rate increases and they require more food to survive. • When artificial feeding stops, deer can die from the stress. In areas where natural food is plentiful, supplemental feeding can do more harm than good. Find out more on feeding wildlife at feedingwildlife.

erally forge that arc in fire. As Cornerstone Landing grows across Lanark County in 2014 and beyond, we invite you to join us on this journey of making that arc bend. In the short term, pick up a toque before Valentine’s Day, and then ask yourself: what can I (and we) do to meet the challenge posed by Martin Luther King? For more information, call us at 613-267-3998 or visit Matthew Behrens is the community co-ordinator of Cornerstone Landing.

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Granary in Carleton Place. Students at St. John Catholic High School will also be selling them this month as well. That is one step, being the good samaritan, one that has been matched by the tremendous generosity of Perth’s service clubs (including the Kiwanis, Civitan, and Lioness Clubs) as well as the Perth & District Community Foundation, all of whom have come forward with donations that are keeping local young people in school, working towards graduation, and out of the homelessness stream. The next steps will be more challenging, because they will force us to not only look at our own lives and assumptions, but also to listen, without prejudging, to what young people have to say about their lives, their fears, their reality. Working together with young people, we can come up with creative solutions that get to the root of the problems they face. Perth is a fantastic community for its ability to respond with countless volunteer hours, community donations, and the compassion required to fill an immediate need. Think of those hardy souls taking the Polar Bear plunge each year or Hugh Colton building that mountain of food, and you’ve only scratched the surface of this community’s heartfelt generosity. What Dr. King asks of us is this: can we grow our compassion to ask the tougher questions about why the pressing issues of poverty and violence in our community continue to exist? In doing so, we need to begin the discussion about the ways our town, our county, our province, our country, and our society can be organized so that we no longer live with “acceptable” levels of injustice. Dr. King was fond of stating that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” King was the first to admit that the bending does not happen of its own accord: it requires us to put our metaphorical shoulders to the wheel and collectively bend things ourselves, to lit-

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Lifestyle – Had he lived, Martin Luther King, Jr. would be 85 this week. Then again, while his mortal life was cruelly taken from his family and the world 45 years ago, his spirit, his words, and his inspiration continue to live on and inspire new generations. What is fascinating about King’s legacy is the way in which he is remembered every Martin Luther King Day (celebrated Jan. 20): most retrospectives on his life tend to mark the apex of his work as the “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, DC in 1963. But there is another Martin Luther King often overlooked by the powers that be because his message was a challenge not all are willing to hear. I never had the privilege of meeting Dr. King, but I did get to meet Coretta Scott King, who lived with many of the same stresses, doubts, and fears that her husband did. She too was at home when racists dynamited their house in Alabama, and she also faced the growling state troopers on many a march, yet she insisted to her final days that nonviolence was the only way to meet violence and hate. I also had the privilege of working with many of Dr. King’s advisers and associates, and learned much from their anecdotal stories of a man who, while filled with the foibles that made him human, also responded brilliantly to the challenges of his time, living under constant threat of death, trying to channel the rage of the 1960s into transformational nonviolence, and understanding that, eventually, what the world required was what he called a “true revolution of values” that would “look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.” But what does a southern preacher who won the Nobel Peace Prize for trying to eliminate racism teach us about daily life in Perth and Lanark County? More than many of us would first realize. In his 1967 address at New York’s Riverside Church, King elo-

quently said, “On the one hand, we are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s roadside, but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho Road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life’s highway. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” I think of this reflection often in my work as the community co-ordinator of Cornerstone Landing, which seeks to prevent and end youth homelessness in Lanark County. While the issue is largely invisible to many of us (we don’t see it the way you would walking down Yonge Street in Toronto or in the Ottawa market), it’s been with us for a long time, and a report coming out next month will confirm the severity of the problem. What King recognized in tackling such an injustice was the requirement for a two-pronged approach: we need to make the kinds of incremental changes that will result in immediate improvements in people’s lives, but we cannot be putting on band aids until the end of time. We need to ask why people suffer, why there are so few services for those in need, and why the basics of food, safe and affordable shelter, and a decent standard of living are increasingly out of reach for so many of our fellow community members. The incremental part can be done easily enough: for example, the Raise the Roof campaign is currently selling toques until mid-February, and 80 per cent of the net proceeds from those toque sales ($10 apiece), will go directly towards the Cornerstone Landing supports that will keep at-risk youth in school. You can purchase one at Jo’s Clothes, Barnabe’s Independent Grocer and Fiddleheads in Perth; at the Good Life Bistro and Siloki Centre in Smiths Falls, and at the Green Counter Boutique or The



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Jazz duo Anouk & Pierre wowed audiences at the Merrickville Jazz Fest last October and will be back for an encore performance during a special Jazz Fest presentation Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Baldachin Inn dining room. The pair are known for their interpretation of jazz classics, Brazilian melodies and original songs. This evening they will be presenting a special program for us, entitled ‘Songs By the Fireside’. Sounds good for a Saturday evening in January. We are certain that their elegant and spontaneous sound will connect with you as it has with audiences across the country. The Baldachin Inn dining

room will be offering a $40 set menu for dinner, including a cover charge. Reservations are highly recommended. Please contact the Baldachin Inn at 613-269-4223 or email to reserve your spot. The menu is posted on the Merrickville Jazz Fest website: The concert is presented by the Baldachin Inn and Merrickville Jazz Fest to highlight the fourth edition of the festival, which will take place in Merrickville from Thursday, Oct. 16 to Sunday, Oct. 19. Submitted by the organizers of Merrickville Jazz Fest.

Early diagnosis keeps lives from unravelling, says Alzheimer Society during January’s Alzheimer Awareness Month News – As many as 50 per cent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough, losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life and avert unnecessary crises for their families. That’s why during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society is launching a new campaign, ‘Early diagnosis keeps your life from unravelling’, to promote the benefits of early diagnosis. But fear and stigma continue to be huge barriers to seeking help. In a recent Nanos survey, 60 per cent of Canadians polled said it would be harder to disclose if they, or someone close to them, had Alzheimer’s disease compared to other diseases because of the social stigma associated with mental health issues. Earlier diagnosis opens the door to important information, resources and support through



Arts – Anouk & Pierre will return to Merrickville in response to a very well-received performance at the 2013 Merrickville Jazz Fest last fall, on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Baldachin Inn dining room. For those who missed this charming and engaging duo, here is your chance to catch up with them. And if you were fortunate enough to hear them in October, you no doubt will want to hear them again. Join us on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Baldachin Inn dining room in Merrickville for another special event of Merrickville Jazz Fest. Anouk-Michelle Grégoire discovered the joy of singing at a very young age, has studied classical voice and now exercised vocal explorations in an improvisational style, musical “happenings.” Anouk succeeds in defining her voice and style in a highly personal way, due in part to the virtuosity of her present accompanist, Pierre Monfils. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Pierre spent most of his youth in Ottawa. His early love of music developed into a career teaching music and drama in Ontario schools. Now retired from teaching, Pierre devotes most of his free time to his first passion: music and the guitar. Anouk & Pierre have worked together since 2009, presenting original versions of jazz classics, of the most beautiful Brazilian melodies, of lesser known standards, and original songs.



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Tennessee excursion It is January and in the midst of what is a true Canadian winter I am already feeling the need to get away. From the ice and snow that is! When you read this I will have just returned from my first international trip of 2014, four days in Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee. I am privileged to chair the Sister City Committee in Carleton Place and our community has been twinned with Franklin, a city of 65,000 residents located 20 kilometres from Nashville, since 2005.


This was mainly a private trip and I was accompanied by Bob White, the newly-minted Citizen of the Year in Carleton Place. So while we were there we promoted our community and eastern Ontario during discussions with officials in the Tennessee city including representatives of the Franklin and Williamson County Sister City Board. A particularly enjoyable sidelight was the chance to see Ottawa Senators play the Nashville Predators in a National Hockey League game at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville. Predsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home is located across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame and because this was Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first visit to Nashville, and he is a big music fan, a tour of the hall was also on our itinerary. For me the hockey game marked the first time I have seen Senators play on the road. I will give you my perspective on that experience in a future column. Obviously I am a huge advocate of the Sister City concept and what it can bring to the communities involved. Once again it is a learning experience as well as a cultural opportunity along with a chance to delve into the history of twin communities. Carleton Place is also twinned with the village of Comrie in the Scottish Highlands. That is an historic connection related to the fact that so many of the first settlers of Lanark County, including Carleton Place, immigrated to Canada from the Perthshire Region of Scotland early in the 19th century. The Carleton Place-Franklin twinning is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hands across the borderâ&#x20AC;? experience that we hope to continue to build on. I also recommend this kind of opportunity to other communities. Incredibly there are only 24 Sister City arrangements involving Canadian and American centres. The United States is our most important ally and our biggest trading partner and yet we seem to take each other for granted. The reality is that we have so much to learn from one another. Officials at the United States Embassy in Ottawa, whose job it is to promote better Canadian-US relations, is extremely interested in the Carleton Place-Franklin linkage. They would like to see many more such arrangements in an effort to better promote tourism and business opportunities involving our two nations. Our committee has been working with them for several years in an effort to do just that. Certainly the travel aspect is important. If it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for the twinning with Franklin, how many people from Carleton Place would know very much about Tennessee or vice versa? As it stands scores of people in both centres have been exposed to life in the respective communities and countries. In turn many friendships have been forged. The benefit to the tourism sectors in both centres is very real and there is every reason to believe that aspect can be promoted further and expanded upon. For me personally, the opportunity to learn about historic Franklin (the city is named for Benjamin Franklin) and in particular its intriguing American Civil War history has been priceless. Considering the winter we are having I highly recommend Tennessee as an alternative getaway location for Canadians who would

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Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Like so many millions of others across North America, Kathleen and I watched the season four opener of the wildly popular British television series Downton Abbey on American public television (PBS) Sunday night, Jan 5. If you are a fan of the series then I am sure you werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disappointed despite the fact some key characters have been written out. Downton Abbey is basically a â&#x20AC;&#x153;high class soap opera.â&#x20AC;? Something of an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Upstairs, Downstairsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; take-off, only with more mystery and intrigue. Again this season series creator and writer Julian Fellowes is leading Downtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing legion of followers on another interesting journey through the world of English aristocracy. The series began with the sinking of the Titanic, continued through World War I and its aftermath and has now moved into the Roaring Twenties. As someone who enjoys writing and history, I am impressed by how well Fellowes has neatly woven historic fact into fictional scripts. The actor turned writer/producer (he is also a Conservative member of the House of Lords) has crafted an extremely interesting and entertaining television series while, at the same time, offering lessons in the history of the United Kingdom, Europe and even North America. Very interesting stuff and well worth seeing, even if it is a tad â&#x20AC;&#x153;soapy.â&#x20AC;? Downton Abbey (the name of the country estate of the fictional Crawley family) is set in Yorkshire but is filmed mainly at Highclere Castle in Hampshire and other locations in southern England. Kathy and I have been fortunate to travel extensively in the UK, Ireland and Europe over the course of two decades. We have good friends in West Yorkshire and have visited most of the communities which are liberally mentioned in Downton Abbey. Places such as Ripon, Thirsk, Malton, Easingwold, York and Leeds. Travel has given us a completely different perspective on what life is and was like in other countries. We both soak up history like a blotter, so what better places to visit than England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany and The Netherlands, nations which are steeped in history. Many of us grow up wondering what it would be like to visit other countries, meet the people who live there and become immersed in other societies. I have to say that the real life experience is usually vastly different from what you might imagine. But in a very positive way! For us travel is a tonic and it is addictive too. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get enough of it. Life is about learning and that is what travel is all about in my opinion. We have learned so much about numerous countries, cities, people and places. Travel has fueled my writing and judging by the spike in my email in the wake of every travel-related article I write, many of you are also hooked. The urge to travel gets in to the blood!


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84 North Street, Perth $229,900 Super house, super location! This neat as a pin 2 bedroom bungalow is as sweet as anything & in excellent condition. Just a 2 minute walk to the downtown core. Original hardwood floors & trim highlight this home. Main level consists of a pine accebted family room with gas stove & patio door to picturesque, fenced backyard. Efficient kitchen has newer cushion floor, counter top & sink, dining area presently used as an office area with french doors to formal dining room & living room beyond that. Master bedroom is huge with 2 closets & 2 windows, 2nd bedroom has built-in desk area with upper storage & 2 windows. 4 Piece bath has newer flooring, tile around tub, vanity & medicine cabinet. Bonus living space in basement complete with updated 2 piece bath, laundry, storage & 2 other areas. MLS# 092103007009800 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215



48 Halton Street, Perth $219,900 Just like new! Totally gutted & updated about 10 years ago taking it back to exterior walls & lifting the house onto a full block foundation plus all plumbing, wiring, windows, roof, siding, drywall, flooring, kitchen & baths. Main floor with large dining & living rooms each with maple floors. Beautiful front entry with double glassed doors. Eat-in kitchen has beautiful maple cabinets, ceramic tile floor, built-in dishwasher & microwave range hood & side door access from the driveway plus access to large rear deck. Master bedroom with 2 double closets, 2nd bedroom & spacious 4 piece bath with oversized shower & airjet tub on upper level. Lower level has 2 bedrooms, 3 piece bath, laundry & good storage. Poured concrete pad poured for double garage. Great lot & location close to downtown. Immediate occupancy. MLS# 092101003011200. Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215

123 Jodi Lane Court $384,900 Welcome to Chaplin Heights just 2 minutes from Downtown Heritage Perth. Spacious 3+2 bedroom, 3 bath home located on a 2.9 Acre park-like lot with 165 feet of lovely tay river frontage. This home sits very close to the water`s edge with full walkout basement leading to riverside decks & gazebo. Nice open plan design, spacious foyer with powder room & mudroom/storage area. Updated flooring highlights the formal living rm with hardwood in dining room & lots of cupboards in the oak kitchen. 3 Good sized bedrooms on main level & 2 bright bedrooms on lower level. Lower family room is divided into 2 areas with sitting area with woodstove on one side & full kitchen/dining area with patio door on the other. Would make an ideal in-law suite. Newer heat pump & shingles, all brick exterior. MLS# 091191601509826. Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215



$229,900 Quiet rural setting, only 10 minutes to Perth! This well kept side split, with double car attached garage sports a propane fireplace in bright cheery living room, and a cozy woodstove in the family room. Large kitchen/dining. MLS#091191101502008 Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263

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Featured cats Prince And what a prince he is! One morning the staff arrived at the shelter to a box at the front door with Prince and his four siblings. Since then, all of his brothers and sisters have found loving homes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turn now. This young four-month-old boy will charm you with his affection and will amaze you with all of his extra toes!

Daisy and Delilah These beautiful older girls were previously adopted from the shelter and returned due to a change of the adoptive familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s situation. Both cats enjoyed a free life in a home and now they are back at the shelter until their next opportunity comes along. Daisy is a longhaired grey and white lady who needs regular grooming and some dental work. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featured ani- Delilah is a shorthaired mals white cat with grey spots. Featured dog Please come and meet Brady these two lovely ladies, With his velvety black they deserve a secure forcoat and perky expression, this enthusiastic year-old Lab mix is sending you a clear message: come romp with me in the snow! As strong as he is eager and playful, handsome young Brady will be off and running if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t respond quickly enough. Although moderately vocal, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very energetic, and needs plenty of exercise to both stimulate and satisfy him. A quick study, he knows most of the basic commands, but still needs more work on his leash skills â&#x20AC;&#x201C; although he does show excellent off-leash potential. Quite sociable around people, he can be slightly cautious with some at first, but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long for him to warm up to them. As he has been reactive to some dogs, Brady would ever home to relax and do best in a household with sunbathe inâ&#x20AC;Śpreferably no small children, small together. Lanark Animal Welfare dogs or cats. Where he would thrive, Society (LAWS) is located however, is in a household on Glenview Road, just as active as he is â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with a off Highway 43, about 2 host of outdoor activities, kilometres west of Smiths such as hiking, to keep him Falls. The shelter is open Monhappy and content.

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Grilled pork stir-fry with ginger plum sauce low fat and tasty


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Combine peas, red pepper, onion and carrot in medium bowl. Place pork in grill basket, cook on grill over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add plums; gently stir for three to four minutes or until softened. Stir in

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Ingredients • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb/500 g) • 2 tbsp (25 mL) vegetable oil • 2 tbsp (25 mL) each of soy sauce and liquid honey • 2 tbsp (25 mL) minced gingerrooot • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 2 tsp (10 mL) Oriental fivespice powder* • 8 oz (250 g) snow peas • 1 sweet red pepper, thinly sliced • 1 red onion, thinly sliced • 1 large carrot, peeled and Submitted photo sliced • 4 large ripe plums (or 8 This low fat grilled pork stir-fry makes use of Oriental five-spice powder and plums to make a delicious dish. small), pitted and thinly sliced Preparation instructions Slice pork thinly against grain. Combine oil, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic and five-spice powder in medium-sized bowl; mix in pork. Marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature or for up to 12 hours in the refrigerator.


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This goldfinch seemed to be waving to photographer Susan Wilkes from its feeder perch over the holiday season. On Dec. 27, local birders participated in the Audubon Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 114th Christmas Bird Counts in Carleton Place and Lanark Highlands, which was organized by the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists.

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Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; On Dec. 27, local birders took part in the Audubon Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 114th Christmas Bird Count (CBC), supported in Canada by Bird Studies Canada. The local Carleton Place Christmas Bird Count is one of two local counts (including the Lanark Highlands CBC) organized by the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) each year as part of their ongoing conservation efforts. The Audubon CBC is comprised of over 2300 defined areas across North America, where, each year, thousands of citizen scientists volunteer their time to record every bird seen or heard within a defined area on a specific day between Dec. 16 and Jan. 5. The center of the bridge over the Mississippi River in Carleton Place defines the center of a 12-kilometre radius circle within which all species and individuals are recorded for the Carleton Place count. The resulting data from

the 2,300-plus circles are provided to Audubon for research into changing species populations and locations. This data is an essential element for conservation plans and habitat protection across our continent. This year 28 volunteers took to the field, combined with 25 observers at feeders, to conduct the annual Carleton Place CBC. More than 5,200 individual birds were recorded during a day that was cloudy with sunny breaks. This was close to the average number of birds seen during the Carleton Place CBC since it began, in 1951. There were 44 species of birds recorded, and while this is not a record it is one of the higher species counts for this area. Highlights for this year were the multiple sightings of Snowy Owls which are appearing in eastern Canada and northeastern United States in large number this year. As well, 371 turkeys, 445 Blue Jays, 10 Red-tailed Hawks, 26 robins and one Brown-headed Cowbird were

sighted. Notably absent were Bohemian Waxwings, Evening Grosbeaks and Crossbills, which when combined with very low numbers of Redpolls, Pine Siskins and Pine Grosbeaks resulted in a lower overall count than would be expected. The count organizer and compiler for the Carleton Place count was Iain Wilkes. Many thanks go to all of the volunteers who make this important conservation effort successful, and to members of the MVFN social committee who organized food and refreshments in the community room for the end of the day when the tired field volunteers arrived back from touring to have their data recorded and trade stories of their day. For further details and final count data, please visit mvfn. ca. Happy new year and best wishes for 2014! Iain Wilkes is a member of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists.

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Arts – When Orion Theatre Company’s production of Les Misérables opens on Feb. 6 at Code’s Mill on the Park in Perth, it will take its turn in participating in one of the most famous stories of musical theatre history, and in a story perhaps as old as civilization itself. Heidi Stepanek and Peter Dixon, producing directors for Orion, have brought together one of their most talented assemblages of actors, singers, and musicians ever, and are preparing to create a unique and powerful staging of this iconic musical that will entrance, move, and bring audiences to their feet. They intend nothing less than to present a theatrical experience that would do the show’s original creators proud. Les Misérables has caused a stir, and strong emotional reactions since Victor Hugo’s novel was published in 1862. Noted contemporary authors such as George Sands and Baudelaire dismissed it (Rimbaud’s mother blamed it for corrupting her son), and the Vatican banned the “socialist tract,” which was publicly burned in Spain. But when the book was first published it was a massive public success. Thousands of copies were sold to those who could afford the installments and lending libraries sprouted up among workers who couldn’t. One-hundred and twenty years later the musical adaptation would open in London to largely hostile reviews, but the run sold out in a few days. By now, 60 million people have seen the musical, and there have been as many as 60 film versions of the novel shot in countries as diverse as the USSR (1936), Mexico (1943), Egypt (1944), Japan (1950), and India (1955). The musical itself has even been sung in Icelandic and Mauritian Creole. It has been voted the greatest musical of all time in a public poll conducted by JemmThree – a new online radio station dedicated to musical theatre. Spanning a period from 1815 to 1832, Les Misérables tells the story of Jean Valjean (Peter Dixon) against the backdrop of revolution in 19th century France. Imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s starving son, Valjean is freed from a slave labor camp only to be branded as an outcast because of his criminal record. His life is changed when a kindly Bishop (Murray Hodgins) invites him into his home for a meal and a night’s lodging. Given an opportunity, and instructed by the Bishop to change his life, Valjean eventually becomes a business owner and mayor in the town of Montreuil-sur-Mer. Still pursued by Javert (John Marshal), a police officer obsessed with his own personal notions of justice, and right and wrong, Valjean promises a dying young woman, Fantine (Lauren Bailey), that he will care for her young daughter. He rescues young Cosette (Zophia Lentz) from an abusive and greedy couple named Thénardier (Lawrence Evenchuck and Barabara Seabright-Moore), who dote on their daughter Éponine (Madison Miernik) but abuse Cosette. Nearly a decade later, Valjean and Cosette (Emma Hans) reside in Paris, where student revolutionaries led by Enjolras (Kyle Booth) plan to seize power following the death of General Lamarque, the only government leader with feelings for the poor. Cosette falls in love with a student named Marius (Andrew Galligan), who in turn is loved by Éponine (Keegan Carr), her childhood rival. As the people prepare for civil war, Javert continues his resolute pursuit of Valjean, determined to return him to prison after nearly 20 years of freedom. Many elite critics suggest that musicals are bright up-tempo entertainments meant to distract or comfort with pleasures both aural and visual, always presenting obstacles that can be overcome. Like many of the great musicals, Les Misérables is certainly not that. For example, the incredibly tragic character, Fantine, is forced into selling her hair, and then her body, singing: But there are dreams that cannot be



though she grew to love him. Georgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portrayal in the movie was not liked by the real Von Trapp family because he was not the cold man portrayed in the first half of the movie but rather a loving man who enjoyed music with his kids. Two more children were born to Maria and Georg before they left Austria. The biggest plot change was that the Von Trapp family did not leave Austria by sneaking out of the concert and climbing over the mountains to Switzerland. The father was reluctant to have his family perform in public as they had lost most of their money during the depression but he finally agreed and they did win the Salzberg Music Festival in 1936 resulting in them touring throughout Europe for the next two years. Fearing the Naziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annexation of Austria in 1938, they, in fact, rode by train to Italy, Georgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthplace, as they had a contract with an American booking agency. From Italy they requested money for passage to America, travelling first to London and arriving by ship in New York in January 1939 where Maria gave birth to a son, their 10th child. In spite of knowing the true story, I still enjoyed the musical and many of the tunes had me dabbing away at my damp eyesâ&#x20AC;Ślove and hope stories forever! Best of the new year for you and yours! Support live music everywhere.


Master Gardeners the large bean sprouts that are used in Chinese cooking. Put one to two tablespoons of sprout seeds in a glass jar. Cover the lid with cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band. Cover seeds with at least one inch of water. Place the jar in a dark place and let the seeds soak for 12 hours. After the 12 hours are up, drain the beans. Two to three times per day rinse the seeds. After rinsing, invert the jar in a bowl at an angle to allow the excess water to drain. In a couple of days, the seeds should begin to sprout. When they are sprouting, put them in a windowsill to ensure they get some light so they will turn green.

Remove the seed hulls if needed. Do this by emptying your sprouts into a colander or strainer and rinsing. If not removed, they can get moldy and ruin your sprouts. I have never done this as my sprouts are usually used as soon as they are ready. Most sprouts are ready in four to six days. Taste them to see if they are still bitter. If they are, wait another day. When ready, rinse sprouts and cut off what you need. The rest can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week. Feel free to combine different types of seeds in one sprouting session. Try to use seeds of about the same size. Mung beans and alfalfa seeds do not mix well as mung beans take longer to sprout. Enjoy! Dale Odorizzi is a member of the Lanark County Master Gardeners.



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the sound of musicâ&#x20AC;? screams out to me. As the character Maria speaks of hearing music everywhere, be it the wind through the trees, the birds, a babbling brook, I too, am often appreciative of my environmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sounds around meâ&#x20AC;Śyes, even the train whistles, late at night through town. But, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the symbolism and message of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Climb Evâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ry Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; that musically reaffirms my idealism and hope in reaching for our dreams, the perfect time of year to pay heed and soar. May we all reach those lofty goals our mindsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eye sets its sight on. I came across an article recently that compared the movie version to the reality of the Von Trapp family and, though I knew it was a fictional account, loosely based on Maria Von Trappâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original book, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers (1949), it was interesting to read the differences. Names and ages of the children were changed, as were the number of kids, actually 10 rather than the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven. Maria was actually hired as a tutor from the Benedictine Abbey of Nonnberg, in Salzburg, for one of the children recovering from scarlet fever, not as a governess for them all and this happened in 1926. She married the widow father, Georg, in 1927, 11 years before the German takeover of Austria. Maria claimed to not have fallen in love with Georg, but rather his seven children,

How to grow sprouts in a jar indoors Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Are you missing your garden fresh vegetables? If you are, you might be ready to try growing sprouts. In just a few days, with minimal equipment, you can grow your own fresh and delicious sprouts that are chock full of vitamins, fiber, protein and anti-oxidants! They are great in salads, sandwiches and even stir fries. Since they are grown in your kitchen, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get anything grown more locally. To grow sprouts, all you need is a one-quart Mason jar (or well-washed peanut butter jar, mayonnaise jar, etc.), sprout seeds, cheesecloth or muslin, rubber band, water, a dark place and sunlight. Your seeds must not be pretreated with anything. You can sprout many types of seeds but my favorites are alfalfa, radish, broccoli and mung beans. Mung beans make



Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hope everyone had as lovely a holiday season as I did. We travel for Christmas to see my family in Orillia and the incredibly beautiful trip on Dec. 24, a clear, frigid, sunny day lit up a crystal shimmer as every branch, tree, bush and field grass blade was covered in a coat of ice. Between the sun, snow and sparkling ice everywhere, it was enchanting. Knowing that 90 kilometres south, so many people were dealing with the negative side of ice via power outages as we endured locally in 1998, took some of the lustre away but when we saw a complete rainbow heading up Highway 12, the appreciation of this truly majestic vista returned. With grown children and family spread out and aged parents, I consider myself quite lucky to be able to get together with them, even briefly over the holiday to share food, laughter and good stories. More wonderful memories Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m grateful to have. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough time for many but I trust those struggling found some solace somewhere and that song provided its share of support. My son, Adam, and I enjoyed the NAC production of The Sound of Music on the second day of the new year and it brought so many thoughts to my head. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve explained in this column before about having grown up listening to the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music almost nightly, it seemed, as my dad repeatedly played it on his reel to reel machine. In spite of this (or maybe because of it), several of the songs continue to inspire hope and enjoyment, especially at this beginning of a new year. Though I neednâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go further than the title track, The Sound of Music, underlining my own love and need of music; the line, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My heart will be blessed with


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Local need for incubator kitchen sharing partners News - Lanark Local Flavour (LLF) has found a unique opportunity for new or established food processing businesses in the area of Lanark Leeds Grenville. As part of the framework design of the Local Food Hub, LLF is seeking individuals or businesses interested in sharing a kitchen incubator with a regional food hub in Smiths Falls. A Local Food Hub is a centrally located facility dedicated to coordinating aggregation and distribution of locally grown foods to the benefit of both growers and purchasers. One of the main purposes of a food hub is to help recreate the local food infrastructure that has been lost over the past several decades. Plans for the Smiths Falls Local Food Hub are currently in the development stage, and establishing kitchen cost sharing opportunities with producers is one of the next steps in the process. A Local Food Hub Assessment Study encompassed a comprehensive survey of over 90 growers and purchasers who expressed an interest in seeing the food hub reach completion. Although the focus of the study was initially centered in the Lanark and North Leeds area, feedback was received from growers and purchasers as far away as Brockville and Pakenham. Preliminary results of the study have indicated regional interest in multi-farm aggregation, collective marketing, and easier access to larger volumes of locally grown food. “The findings from the survey also revealed a strong desire from growers to create their own value added products,” Cheryl Nash, of EcoPerth’s Lanark Local Flavour explained. “This led us to the exploration of an incubator kitchen, to see if there are others in the community interested in talking about this.” An incubator kitchen offers assistance to early stage, small scale, food production businesses by alleviating the stress of meeting food safety regulations and the initial capital investment required for commercial kitchen equipment. Space sharing opportunities are of particular value to new businesses, existing food production enterprises can also benefit. Start up businesses may have more difficulty acquiring venture capital until they have established their business model; an incubator kitchen bridges that gap in economic development. The Local Food Hub incubator kitchen sharing opportunity would be ideal for new and existing food production businesses such as caterers, bakers, wholesale food producers, street vendors, home based businesses or businesses looking to expand into a new market. As part of the Local Food Hub, the incubator kitchen will be located in the Smiths Falls area and will meet commercial kitchen and food grade production standards. Business owners or individuals interested in exploring an incubator kitchen partnership possibility with the Local Food Hub should contact Cheryl Nash at or at 613-268-2907 by mid February.


Sports - He’s played hockey most of his life and he’s always been a Montreal Canadiens fan. But it would never have occurred to Fr. Rod McNeil, pastor at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Smiths Falls, that he might one day play hockey with his heroes. “Bottom line, he’s the best choice ever,” said Hugh Colton, community events and promotions with Town and Country Chrysler. “He’s the guy that if I needed to talk to someone I would go to him, and you know it’s always nice to be able to do something nice for someone that deserves it.” The upshot is that McNeil will be playing hockey this Sunday, Jan. 19 with the Montreal Canadiens’ alumni team against the Perth Blue Wings. “He’s just going to have the time of his life, and that was my thinking,” said Colton. The experience will include a jersey with his name on it, he will dress with the Habs, play on the team and then have dinner with the Canadiens after the game. “I tried to get the number 25 on his jersey because the pastor’s birthday is Dec. 25, but that number is in use so it’s going to be McNeil 52 instead,” said Colton. The idea started to gel in Colton’s mind after he heard the Canadiens would be playing nearby and then started wondering through the game website where there was a section called the Ultimate Fan Experience. Anybody could bid for one of two spots to play on the Canadiens’ team or one spot to coach with Guy Lafleur.

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“So I approached a local businessman and he had known Fr. McNeil when he was growing up and said absolutely and then the marketing director with the Blue Wings Christine Lyon was fantastic and helped us make it happen,” said Colton. Luckily the last time McNeil played hockey was just last Friday. “I do play once or twice a week, and at one time I played occasionally for the Flying Fathers, but it’s going to be pretty embarrassing to be playing with some of the greats. “I mean it’s a dream come true, but I’ll be the one stumbling around on the ice out there,” said McNeil. The easy going and approachable pastor has only been in Smiths Falls for the past yearand-a-half, but he’s not new to the area. He spent a good number of years in Toledo some 20 years ago, before being posted to a series of towns in Western Ontario. As a Catholic pastor, he doesn’t get a lot of choice on where he serves. “Most people focus on the pastor’s vow of celibacy but there is another very important vow we take and that’s obedience,” he pointed out. McNeil found out about his ‘dream of a lifetime’ on Saturday morning when Colton persuaded him to come onto his radio show to talk about the successful dinner the church had hosted at Hanley Hall in Smiths Falls. “I agreed, but really my involvement with the dinner was pretty limited, it was all organized by Brian Paquette,” said McNeil. “I just led a sing along before dinner!”


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Before Perth secured the funding, “it was alShe has received funding for the next two years, ways in the cities.” which will help gauge “that we have a need,” and, if that need is recognized, “they will continue to Exercise classes fund us.” Other funding received from the provincial government to Perth Physiotherapy is going to Only one of its kind fund one-hour exercise classes two times a week Based on the information she has seen, the at the Carolina Retirement Suites, 105 North St. “Community Physiotherapy Clinic,” program for in Perth. Perth is the only one of its kind in the area, with the closest other such clinics being located in BrockThe classes are open to all, without a referral, ville, Ottawa and Kingston. and aim to reduce the risk for falls for seniors.

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But he claimed that no one from the railway company was seen by him to be fixing the crossings. The lights were flashing and the barriers were down for at least 15 minutes by his estimation on all three occasions, with traffic backed up. But CP Rail’s manager of media relations (Canada), Kevin Hrysak, said that the collision and the problems with the warning lights and barriers “are completely different. The crossing apparatus was working as intended (on Dec. 30).” The Perth OPP is the lead investigator on the incident, with CP’s Railway Police assisting, but Hrysak noted that Niblock’s concerns were still valid.

“From time to time, there can be some issues that trigger the crossing apparatus to be engaged,” he said from his Calgary office. “These are oneoffs… upon being told about those (incidents) we dispatch our signals people.” He added that the signals could also be triggered by something like a waiting train sitting atop a switch, and the lights won’t stop flashing until the train has moved off of it. “It is something we take very seriously,” said Hrysak. “We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.” He urged anyone who witnesses such incidents to report them to CP’s police at 1-800-716-9132, or to their community connect hotline at 1-800-7667912.

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Spiritual Cinema Circle presents films for the heart and soul Community – Spiritual Cinema Circle presents films for the heart and soul on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. We begin our new year of presentations with some heartwarming, positive energy films. The first half of our program consists of three shorts that all share the same theme of “it ain’t over til it’s over.” We are featuring the lives, hopes and dreams of older folks.

It is believed that this saying was uttered by the famed NY Yankee catcher, Yogi Berra, near the end of a game that his team was losing. However, what is not generally know is that he was referring to a long Wagnerian Opera, which went on and on, but everyone knew when it was almost over when a rather stout diva began her final aria. Or so the story goes.

We get acquainted with an elderly gentleman in the grips of Lou Gehrig’s disease, a group of senior ladies who love playing basketball, and an old chap who operates a CD and DVD store. All of them exemplifying the truism, “it ain’t over til it’s over.” The second half of our program continues our series of meeting various luminaries and this the 14th in the series fea-

tures an interview with Yakov Smirnoff. This interview is warmhearted, delightful, and splendidly funny! Smirnoff is a funny philosopher. Whether on stage or in a classroom, Smirnoff’s audiences love him. He is passionate about helping people extend the honeymoon stage of their relationships and “fall in love and laughter all over again.”

There will be a brief intermission at 3 p.m. The shows are playing at McMartin House,125 Gore St. E, Perth. There is an accessible ramp and comfortable seating. A $2 donation is requested to help with room rental. Contact Jim Deacove 613 267-4819 or email Submitted by Jim Deacove

Tired of sitting at home looking out the window? Read Regional Round-up weekly for entertainment ideas. SPLASHPAD AND SUMMER ON THE WAY: Construction began on the new Splashpad late last fall. The project will resume early in the spring as weather allows, and the facility will be ready for summer use! Many thanks to the following donors for their contributions over the winter months: Perth KIA: Platinum Category Donation Dr. Grover Lightford: Bronze Category Donation Township of Drummond/North Elmsley: Platinum Category Donation Big Al’s Automotive: Bronze Category Donation Amanda Burke: Bronze Category Donation

HIRING: STEWART PARK FESTIVAL MANAGER 6 month position, March to August 2014 21 hours per week, $15 per hour This fixed term contract can be renewed on an annual basis Responsibilities: Under the direction of the BIA Personnel Committee and the Stewart Park Festival Committee, the Festival Manager is responsible for and accountable for duties related to the day-to-day administration, as well as coordination, of the Stewart Park Festival. Some evening and weekend work required, particularly in July. Education and Training: College training in Festival and Event Management preferred. Full job description available on request at Please submit a resume by February 14th, 2014 to: Chris Gately, Perth BIA Chair

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY: Local businesses have the opportunity to promote their business by renting a sign at the Perth and District Community Centre and/or the Perth and District Indoor Pool. The cost of a 4’ x 8’ sign is only $150 per year. To book your sign space, contact Heather Lundberg at 613-267-3311. Space is limited.

OUTDOOR RINK AT CONLON FARM: The Volunteers of the Perth Fire Department have been busy making ice at the Conlon Farm outdoor rink. Effective late last week, the rink was ready for skating! Please keep in mind that with fluctuations in temperature, the rink may have to be closed from time to time, so park users are asked to check the signage accordingly. Nets and shovels are in place for everyone to use and are to be left on site. The lights will remain on until 10pm nightly, at which time Conlon Farm is considered closed. Signage is in place for both the outdoor rink and the toboggan hill at Conlon Farm. The signs indicate the rules and regulations and some basic safety precautions. We ask that all users – the young and young-at-heart – use common sense and play safe, to ensure that everyone has a good time. The Town of Perth is unique; a large number of our recreational opportunities are available at little or no cost because of the countless hours of work by our loyal volunteers. Another huge community thank you must be extended to the Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Association for making the outdoor rink possible again this year.

Sparky the Fire Safety Dog always makes time to be fit and have fun! Thanks to the generosity of the Perth Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Association, you and your family can do so, too! The volunteers have sponsored a Free Public Swim at the Perth & District Indoor Pool every Saturday afternoon between 1-3pm (as well as a Free Skate at the Perth & District Community Centre every Sunday from 121:20pm). In this picture, Sparky masters the Tarzan Rope as his friends watch in awe! Feel free to check the Town’s website at to see the schedules for both the Arena and Pool.

SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL FROM SIDEWALKS AND ROOFS BY OWNERS AND/OR OCCUPANTS: During this time of year, it is important to note that the Town of Perth has regulations regarding snow and ice removal from sidewalks and roofs. These by-laws are in place to ensure the safety of all pedestrians in our community. The Town of Perth Property Maintenance and Occupancy By-law #3322 requires building owners and/or occupants to safely remove any ice and snow build-up from roofs immediately before it falls and impacts pedestrians or property. Failure to do so may result in a charge and the Town billing you for their cost of removing the hazard. When this hazard cannot be immediately removed by the owners and/or occupants, Town barricades have been made available for your use to temporarily alert pedestrians of the potential overhead danger. A limited number of barricades are located at the Crystal Palace in the Tay Basin. These barricades may be used on a temporary basis; however, should the conditions be such that the danger is imminent; the hazard shall be removed immediately by you. When using barricades, they must be accompanied by a sign indicating “Overhead Danger”. Following the removal of the hazard, all barricades are to be returned to the Crystal Palace by the owners and/or occupants. Pursuant to Town of Perth By-law #2060 owners of any occupied, unoccupied, or vacant lot are responsible for the removal of any snow or ice accumulation that may be left behind after the sidewalk plow has passed by. Residents are required to clear any public sidewalk, adjoining their property, of snow and ice for the full paved width of the sidewalk. Where the snow or ice cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalk, anti-slip materials are to be spread over the area. i.e. sand or ashes. In addition, the Ontario Fire Code requires that fire escapes and fire access routes must be kept clear of ice and snow to allow for safe passage for building occupants and emergency personnel. Jim Connell Director of Protective Services 613-267-3311

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Left to right, Bruce Kelly, Gordon Craig and Brad Mills will perform Sunday at the Perth Manor. fect intimate setting well-suited to the chamber music genre. With their many connections to the music scene, both through Queen’s and the Kingston Symphony, they are able to present a variety of high calibre programs. The concert this weekend will feature a variety of music including Gilbert & Sullivan Selections, music made famous by Frank Sinatra: My Funny Valentine and May Way; favourite songs from Broadway: Old Man River, Some Enchanted Evening; two selections by Juno-award winning Queen’s composer, John Burge: Elegy as Left on an Answering Machine and Blue Psalm; and lots more. Tickets to the concert are $35 plus HST and include a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres at the reception following the concert. This is a great opportunity for audience members to chat with the performers and sample some tasty treats from the Perth Manor kitchen! Tickets are available in person at Perth Manor, 23 Drummond St. W., or by calling (613)264-0050.

Lanark Highlands Frosty Fling better than ever By EMILIE MUST

Community - The annual Lanark Highland Frosty Fling is back the weekend of Jan. 24 to 26 at various locations across the Highlands. Friday at 5:30 p.m. there will be a movie night at the Lanark Youth Centre followed by a crokinole tournament at the Middleville Community Centre beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 offers a fun afternoon for kids with a 12:30 p.m. lunch with Frosty at the Lanark Civitan and a magic show at 1:30 p.m. Saturday evening is the skating carnival starting at 6:30 p.m. that includes costume judging, races, oldest and youngest on skates, and the crowing of the carnival prince and princess. Kids under 12 get in for free, but admission for adults requires a monetary or non-perishable food donation to the Lanark Food Pantry. Local schools participated in a colouring contest and the pictures will be displayed Saturday night at the Lanark & District Community Centre. From 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. is the Teen Dance on Skates. The Lanark Civitan is providing a

pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday morning followed by horse drawn wagon rides, tobogganing, snowmobile rides, and outdoor games from 1 to 3 p.m. There will also be complimentary hot chocolate and hotdogs provided by the Civitan. However, Food Pantry donations will be much appreciated. There is also a concert at 2 p.m. in McDonald’s Corners hosted by MERA, featuring Evalyn Parry. Tickets can be purchased at Tickets Please in Perth. “The Lanark Highland Frosty Fling is a great opportunity to be active and enjoy our winter weather with family, friends, and neighbours,” said Judy Potter, Highlands committee chair who has been involved for the past 10 years. The Lanark Highland Committee is a volunteer based organization that depends on volunteer donations. The Lanark Highland Frosty Fling has been running annually for about 30 years, but the event took a few years break in between. This event provides a great opportunity for high school students to obtain their community service hours and can contact Potter at 613-259-3242.

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News - Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. marks the beginning of the second season of Music at The Manor. This first concert titled The Queen’s Perth Connection, will feature Perth’s Brad Mills on piano, Bruce Kelly, baritone, and Perth Manor owner and clarinettist, Gordon Craig. Mills is well known in the Perth community as the music director at St. Paul’s United Church – a position he has held since 1979. He is an accomplished organist with a Bachelor of Music from Queen’s University, and associate diplomas from both The Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Mills was also a very popular music teacher in the Upper Canada District School Board and spent the last 26 years of his teaching career at Carleton Place High School, until his retirement in 2010. Also featured on the program on Jan. 19, is baritone Bruce Kelly. His extensive career has taken him to many of the important opera houses and concert halls of Europe including Nice, Strasbourg, Vienna, Paris and Brussels to name a few. In Canada, Bruce has appeared as a frequent guest soloist with all of the major orchestras. Bruce has been on faculty at Queen’s University School of Music since 1992. The “connection” between Queen’s and Perth is Craig, clarinet. He is principal clarinet with the Kingston Symphony and has taught at Queen’s School of Music since 1976. He is also the music director for three orchestras: Queen’s Symphony Orchestra, Kingston Youth Orchestra and the Quinte Symphony in Belleville. In May of 2011, Craig and his wife Linda purchased the Perth Manor Boutique Hotel and now make their home in Perth along with their daughter, Tyanna. Since taking over The Manor, one of the couple’s goals has been to establish a chamber music series. With a seating capacity of 35 to 40 people, the Perth Manor’s Stewart Room (named for the original owners of the The Manor) and the MacLaren library provide the per-


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Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learn to count our blessings Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have heads. Food which seems been reading some points plentiful is given out by food that were given to us by banks and lunch rooms. Robert Heilbroner to Clothing is whatever can make us think about how be bought at the local thrift we should count our blessstore, and even then assisSHIRLEY ABRAHAMSE ings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dismantle the bathtance is needed. BRADLEY room, shut off the running There is a dark side to our Salvation Army water and remove all the world. Those of us who have electrical wiring in your been blessed need to learn house.â&#x20AC;? to pass on those blessings With the winter storms we have been facing, around us. we have been very thankful when the electricity We know how to give to those who are in our has continued to work. circle of family and friends, we now need to look â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take away all of your clothing except for your beyond that circle. oldest dress or suit, shirt or blouse. Leave only Make the circle bigger and include those left one pair of shoes.â&#x20AC;? out on the fringes of life. Jesus did just that. He Now what would that do for us who have at said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come to me ALL who are weary and heavy least three pairs of boots, two winter coats, not to laden and I will give thee rest.â&#x20AC;? speak of the clothes for winter and summer? He speaks of the sparrow that seems inconseWith just these two points we can see how quential and says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;God sees its troubles.â&#x20AC;? blessed we are. Jesus reaches out to the people no one else As I read the points Robert had listed I could would touch, e.g. the lepers, the woman of the see he was trying to help us understand how street, the demented, the beggars, the rejected. blessed we are to live in a country of wealth, but How blessed are you? who is wealthy? Are you willing to share those blessings with We may not live in a shantytown, or have ac- others? Are you willing to follow in the footsteps cess to more that just radio, have an income that of Jesus? comes in on a regular basis, but what about those â&#x20AC;&#x153;For God so loved the world that He gave is in our country to whom all these â&#x20AC;&#x153;luxuriesâ&#x20AC;? are only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in not part of their daily bread. Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.â&#x20AC;? Most, although not all, manage a roof over their May God bless you this New Year.

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400 REASONS TO CELEBRATE Community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Lanark Lodge celebrated more than 400 years of birthdays recently, as residents were honoured on their special days. Pictured are: front row, from left: Rosemary Robertson (102 years young), Jessie Temple (100 years young), Stella Cooke (105 years young) and Iva Headrick (100 years young). Back row, from left: Coun. Brian Stewart (Lanark Highlands deputy mayor), Deborah Pidgeon, then warden Bill Dobson (Montague Township reeve). Thanks to all the staff and volunteers for their assistance in supporting the recognition party for the residents on Nov. 7. The food, dancing and overall merriment was great!

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Got Hate Mail will warm up an already frozen winter Community - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already a hard, cold winter and the February blues are fast approaching. In the midst of the ice and snow, what better way to clear out the chills than with an evening of great laughter? BarnDoor Productions is offering playgoers Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only choice for big laughs this February, with an outrageous, hilarious Off-Broadway comedy that is, quite frankly, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;frank-estâ&#x20AC;? show ever presented in Perth! The New York Post called it â&#x20AC;&#x153;the perfect bedroom farce!â&#x20AC;? and the Star-Ledger said â&#x20AC;&#x153;LOL! The audience is guaranteed to do just that â&#x20AC;&#x201C; laugh out loud. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Got Hate Mail is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sort ofâ&#x20AC;? romantic comedy that is blowing into Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Full Circle just in time for Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 21st-century farce: five people, five laptops and a lot of laughs in a story told entirely through e-mail! Written by veteran New York writers Billy Van Zant and Jane Milmore, the show has been running Off-Broadway for nearly five years and is still going strong. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rare for a community theatre to get a chance to perform a show that is still in its first run in New York, but BarnDoor Productions has managed to secure the rights for this no-holds barred romp. When a cheating husband accidentally sends a

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sexy email to his wife, rather than the â&#x20AC;&#x153;other womanâ&#x20AC;?, the internet heats up with flying email and instant messages as the relationships between the playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five characters shift and shift again, all at the speed of a broadband connection. True to modern relationships, each of the characters stays glued to their computer, coming out of their cocoon just in time for an in-and-out the doors chase - done on cell-phones! This is quite definitely an adults-only production and one youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll definitely want to see with a person of significance. Come on opening night and make it a Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day treat for you both. With a cast of veteran BarnDoor Productions performers and some newcomers as well, and brought to you by the same company that mounted 2012â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SRO production of Not Now, Darling, Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Got Hate Mail is Februaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best (and, in Perth, only) bet for laughs and feel-good February blues-chasing. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Got Hate Mail runs Feb. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. at the Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig St., Perth, near Last Duel Park. Tickets are $20 reserved or $22 at the door. College students are $12 and, due to the nature of the production, we are not offering a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s price for this show.

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Devout businesswoman has last Word By DESMOND DEVOY


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Below, Mary Keeling reads from The Holy Bible at her Perth condo. She retired as the owner of The Word Christian bookstore on New Year’s Eve 2013. years. While she always attended church, “I wasn’t saved until 1993.” She claims that God “gets me up at 2 a.m. to say my devotions.” Now that her business days are behind her, apart from catching up on her reading, she has decided to take on a new challenge. “There’s a lot of people I would like to see, a lot of people who are shut-ins,” she said. “There are a lot of people whom I owe a visit.” While some people are glad to see the door close behind them when they retire, Keeling says she has nothing but good memories. At the end of some days, “my feet have not been on the ground. It’s been a wonderful 19 years. I’ve enjoyed it all. I can’t believe I’ve been there that long!”


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Business – In the beginning was the word – followed very quickly afterwards by Mary Keeling. With apologies there to the first verse in the Gospel According to John, Keeling, 84, has been at the forefront of The Word Christian book store on Foster Street pretty much since its beginnings 19 years ago as a 12 x 12 storefront on Wilson Street. The store’s first owner, “decided to give up the store and I just knew that that was what I had to do.” Even though it meant giving up her day job, at a time when most people would be thinking of retirement, to take up running a store, which people half her age would find daunting. A leap of faith, to be sure. But, having worked most of her life in retail, either in sales or managing, she had a good idea what to expect – she also had a silent partner, if you will, whom she credits with helping her carry the load. “The Lord has it all worked out,” she said. Whatever His day-planner may have said about her work plans, “I thought, ‘Oh, 10 years, that should be fine.’ But it’s really been 20.” The native of Darby, England, who emigrated to Canada in 1966 with her husband, and her two children, aged 12 and 10, she continued doing what she had always done in retail – working Saturdays, even though she owned the store – as well as Mondays. “All of the customers are different,” especially on Saturdays. “I’ve made a great many friends. It hasn’t really been a job at all.” While the spirit, in both senses of the word, is willing, both her and her husband’s bodies were showing their age. He suffers with dementia and has been a resident of Lanark Lodge for the past two years, and she is dealing with arthritis, and other health issues, which slowed her down. “I was getting very tired,” she said. “At 84, it’s a bit stupid not to retire.” While she was contemplating retiring, because of her two part-time staffers, she decided to put it out there into the universe as to what she should do next. “If the Lord wants to sell the store, someone will walk in and want to buy it,” she said. “Well, it didn’t quite work out that way,” but, indeed, fate did intervene, when she received a phone call from a 26-year-old lady who lived down the street who wanted to take over. “She is very excited about doing something exciting for the Lord,” said Keeling of the mother-ofone’s Jan. 6 assumption of duties. Her final day was Dec. 31, 2013, for a goingaway party of sorts. She wanted to give a big “thank you to the people who God has sent into the store over the years.” She has since been in to see the newly-revamped store, and “it looks absolutely fantastic. I’m really jealous that I didn’t think about these changes myself.” Another reason for her decision to leave was chalked up to the retail environment, with several Christian bookstores across eastern Ontario closing. “This last year was the worst,” she said. “Why is business so bad? It’s all going online.” Apart from her faith, she could always count on the growing seniors population in Perth, and sales of, arguably, the world’s most popular bestseller, The Holy Bible. “We were selling a bible a day, up until the last day,” she said proudly. “That’s amazing,” with 9,232 bibles sold over the course of the past 19

Carleton Place Office Relocation Lanark County Mental Health is pleased to announce our Carleton Place office location will be moving from 50 Bennett Street in Carleton Place to 5 Bates Drive, Carleton Place effective February 10, 2014. In preparation for this move our 50 Bennett Street Office will be closed from Monday February 3 to Friday February 9, 2014 to relocate. To contact our office please call 613-283-2170. We greatly appreciate all the support from the community in making this move. Mental health services will be available at our local community hospital offices and 88 Cornelia Street Smiths Falls during regular business hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.




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ADOPTION OF THE 2014 ANNUAL BUDGET TAKE NOTICE THAT, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands intends to adopt the 2014 Budget on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 7th day of January 2014. For further information contact Robert Bunker, Treasurer 75 George Street, Lanark ON K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 225 F: 613-259-2291 E:


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COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE Council Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 7:00 pm Committee Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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Sharon’s death should usher in time of sober reflection

ditorial – Ariel Sharon’s death is neither a time for celebration, nor a time for deep sadness. He was far too complex, far too polarizing a figure, to fit into either camp. Before his death last month, the celebrated Nelson Mandela told friends and family that he was no saint, and did not want to be seen as one. That any reflections on his life had to include his failings as well as his successes. So too must we look at Sharon’s death, and his life. But in his complexity may have laid his greatest chance for forging a new peace. Elsewhere, only the firebrand Protestant preacher, Rev. Ian Paisley, could have helped bring peace to Northern Ireland by doing the once unthinkable and entering into government with Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army. So too was it that maybe only Sharon, long a warrior for Israel’s defence, an alpha hawk amongst hawks, could have the courage, temerity, and sheer force of personality, to change his path, take on the settler lobby, and forge – bulldoze might be a better word – a new path in the Middle East. Rumour has it that he was intending to withdraw troops from the West Bank. Regardless, the Middle East, for better or worse, would look much different today had he been able to carry out his plans. Israeli troops were withdrawn from the Gaza Strip – only to have Hamas sweep to power. Opponents of Sharon are furious that he did not have to face any justice for his part in massacres at Palestinian refugee camps during the disastrous invasion of southern Lebanon in 1982. The wall that now divides the Palestinian Territories from much of Israel proper is another towering, tangible demonstration of his legacy – again, for good or ill.

His 2000 visit to the Temple Mount was also illadvised, and sparked the second Intifadah. It is one thing to defend Israel, another thing to knowingly antagonize one’s opponents, knowing that the results will not be good. We must remember that Israel’s situation is far different from that of pretty much any other country. Surrounded by countless enemies, literally just down the road, who would love nothing more than to wipe their country off of the face of the Earth. If Israel’s enemies put down their weapons tomorrow, there would be a greater chance for peace. If Israel put its weapons down today, tomorrow, there would be no Israel. But when does it reach a point of overkill, literally? Israel has a right to defend itself against terrorists, against people lobbing missles at their territory on a regular rotation. Israel, as a democracy, has to abide by checks and balances in everything it does, something that terrorists do not have to worry about. But by taking it too far, they run the risk of alienating the very people with whom they will, one day, have to negotiate. In a society perpetually on edge, led by a man who fought in several wars, his knee-jerk reactions and military way of thinking may have done as much harm as it did good. Many Israelis mourn his passing, many Palestinians celebrated it. Maybe, with Sharon’s passing, as he faces the ultimate judgment, an old era passes. What is in the past is in the past, and cannot be changed. But as we reflect on his legacy, it might give us an opportunity for reflection – he did what he felt he had to do. We see the fruits of that, such as they are, being harvest today. May it spur us on to hope for, to be, to do, better, than that which went before.

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Caution: everything is sharp

pinion - The other day I watched one of those TED talk videos. This one was called “Five Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do” and it was by Gever Tulley. The five things were play with fire, own a pocket knife, throw a spear, take apart an appliance and drive a car. It’s not as nutty as it might sound – it’s about understanding “dangerous” things in order to use them safely. He notes there are so many child safety rules out there now that “any item sharper than a golf ball is too sharp for children under the age of 10.” Our coffee cups have heat warnings. We are a society of scaredy cats. (Litigious ones.) While it’s true there are wonderful safety advances that will protect our children from any number of dangers, what they won’t do is teach our children about common sense – the “don’t be stupid” factor – especially when they hit what we have traditionally known as “old enough to know better.” I frequently come back to my own childhood, when it was acceptable – even expected – that we were to be let loose in the neighbourhood from dawn until dusk with little supervision. We survived. We figured out that rocks and sticks are sometimes sharp, and we used them to build things. We explored. We took just enough risk to learn the difference between safe and stupid. The other day I let Girlchild go with an older friend to slide on an icy hill after school. Boychild nearly stroked out. “Mom! Have you lost your mind?” He insisted the hill is a sheer drop and covered in glare ice. I know the hill to be short with a gentle slope into a wide open field with no obstacles to hit – other than some bumps. It sounded fun to me. And holy heck! The girls were going OUTSIDE! Good enough for me.

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Boychild railed on for a bit and I thought he might call the cops. I suggested if he was that worried about it he should go with them. He could stand on top of the little hill with his arms STEPHANIE GRAY crossed, scowling like Sam the American Eagle. That shut him down. Instead, he texted Groom-boy at work to say Mother had lost her mind. Groom-boy also refrained from notifying the police. I often wonder about the degree to which we have conditioned ourselves to overprotect our children. The other night Girlchild was doing headstands in the living room. One adult suggested she should stop before breaking her neck. I also suggested she should stop, but I was thinking she might tip over the wrong way and smash something breakable. (It is possible that I am a Very Bad Parent.) Getting back to the TED talk and the pocket knife part, the speaker highlighted some of its many uses: spatula, pry bar, screwdriver and blade. Coincidentally, Boychild recently mentioned he would like a pocket knife. “What would you use it for?” I asked. (He plays video games, so probably he would want to go stab monsters, right? “Whittling,” he said, “and for survival in the woods.” Who knew? So if he gets one, learning how to use the sharp part is the key. “Cut away from your body, keep the blade sharp, never force it,” Mr. Tulley said. And leave it at home, I would add, unless in the woods. (See “calling police,” above.) Over-protection reminds me of book banning. I’ve always thought it is better to acknowledge the existence of the words and then discuss why they are deemed unacceptable. Same with safety. Teach kids. Let them

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Lucky numbers found wrapped up in Perth To the Editor, – much closer than Amsterdam! Perth is a new town for me as of Oct. The reason for my letter is more on a 1. personal level but somehow connected I find the town holds much beauty to Perth. and people here seem so happy in The ticket you see in the photo (lower comparison to other places I’ve lived right) is a picture of a brand new 1965 including Toronto, Ottawa and the Pontiac Parisienne Convertible Coupe Valley area. which was won by my beloved mother What makes the Town of Perth an in 1965. The ticket was found after my exceptional place is its one-of-a-kind parents passed away, by my brother from captivating beauty in its downtown core, Toronto, who then took it home, framed which is warm and inviting beyond a it and gave it to me for Christmas years doubt! ago. My first few days in Perth, I noticed Throughout the years I shuffled the horse and buggy going by and with the ticket around, but mostly it was packed driver dressed as if in the 1800s. For a in boxes. So, upon my move to Perth, moment I felt I had moved into another I came across it again, only this time I century wondering, where am I and how decided to observe the lucky winning enchanting is that?! numbers ‘26017’ and thought the A classy little town that strives to numbers looked familiar. preserve its history, including the stone I realized with a double check, they work of its buildings and fencing, not were similar to the phone number of something you naturally see in your the women I’ve recently met who just everyday travels, as it is to the extent in opened a business in Perth. I took the Perth. ticket to show them. Not only did I But the feature that really sets it apart realize that the ‘267’ was the Perth and or, above, is the fact that the water flows area telephone exchange, but the ‘01’ through the town from one end to the was my apartment number - and in other with beautiful parks and summer the middle of Perth, just as it is in the patios on and beside the canal. ticket! I’ve sent pictures taken here, to friends Her take on it was that I am exactly in Toronto, asking where they thought I where I am supposed to be and that was and surprisingly, one asked if I was maybe Perth will be lucky for me. in Amsterdam. Considering the ticket is 50 years old, I said no, it’s Perth, Ontario; just I never really looked at it, as it never had down the road and around the corner for meaning until that day. Torontonians approximately four hours With this insight, I went back home

and looked again in the box, only this time, at the piece of fabric the ticket was wrapped in. I remember buying years ago for its smooth texture and colour, but didn’t happen to notice or, acknowledge the print on it at the time. I decided to check it out and much to my surprise, discovered there was a print of a map on it in fact, it was a map of Scotland and in dead centre was Perth. It was all very bizarre! That week many synchronicities followed: first being my landlord informing me of a beautiful apartment that just came up for rent, and that which Perth along the Tay Canal I am in now and love (thank you Ron) upon receiving the key on Christmas day and thanks to the previous tenant also, who as well proved to be special in my story! As it turns out, she was born the same year and a day away from a dear friend who passed away, but like him, she was kind and generous leaving many nice things behind for me, as she ventured down east on a quest to spend quality time with her mother. Perth. Just a little town with a whole lot of spirit that works hard to retain the beauty of its heritage and keep our spirits alive! A town of good karma, positive energy and wonderful people so, thank you, Perth and Happy New Year to all! Fern Hisko Perth Perth has played a role in reader’s life before she realized it.

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To the Editor, The editorial that urges people to be prepared for whatever wacky weather hits us is spot on. However, it misses the mark by failing to point out that governments have been remiss in taking action to reduce the occurrence of such events. We have known for many years that human induced global warming will result in climate change events such as extreme weather. Climate change is not something that will happen in the future; it is happening now. You are quite right in saying “a government response can only do so much.” It is much more difficult to correct a situation than to prevent it in the first place. We can still reduce the worst effects of climate change by taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The best mechanism to achieve this is a carbon fee and dividend system as promoted by Citizens Climate Lobby. British Columbia implemented its similar carbon tax in 2008 with great results: fuel consumption went down, the clean tech industry grew dramatically in the best performing economy in the country, income tax went down and greenhouse gas emissions declined by 10 per cent in the first two years. Let’s call on all federal political parties to work together to implement a carbon fee now. Sincerely, Anita Payne Tay Valley Township

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Ensuring a sustainable future should be focus now In The Perth Courier’s Jan. 9 edition, the editorial on the importance of wacky weather preparation makes an important point. Keeping an emergency kit has always been a good idea. However as I see it, avoiding naming the real reason for such new urgency is disappointing, somewhat understandable but not so helpful in the long run. Stephanie Gray did name it however when highlighting the wonders of frozen bubbles on her recent column. Extremes of heat and cold, droughts, floods, high winds, ice storms, and generally unstable weather patterns, we’ve experienced it all in the past two years as predicted by scientists around the world and by our own local conservation authorities. Surely we all know at some level of consciousness that the biggest environmental challenge of our times is happening now and just

as we have been warned for years, and that (brace yourselves!) its name is of course, climate change. Indeed, wacky/abnormal weather has already become the new norm, and at this rate is destined to get much worse. The implications for ourselves and future generations are very troubling and unprecedented, so denial may seem like a good coping strategy, but it isn’t working, it never does. What we really need in Lanark County is first the courage to face this head on and ultimately an official climate action plan to guide us, such as is already in effect in the Lake Simcoe area, a result of extensive consultations with experts, stakeholder groups and policy makers. In April ’13 at a well-attended public meeting in Perth we heard from local politicians and scientists about the challenges of climate change locally. All were in agreement that these challenges are very real and require action. Unfortunately, as was also pointed out, there

is a lack of support and leadership at the federal level of government to help us cope. The kinds of action that must happen here and everywhere include both reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to slow down the rate of climate change and better protection of our vulnerable infrastructure including water supplies, roads and bridges, and so much more. These actions will help protect our health, our environment and our economy for generations to come. And sure, it will cost money but there are generous funds available for communities like ours, but only if we act fast enough. Meanwhile until we acknowledge the real reasons and scope of wacky weather/climate Photo by LAURIE WEIR change, we waste valuable time and energy that Community St. John Catholic High School students could be so much better spent ensuring that a sustainable future is possible. We’re worth it and helpers were holding a bottle drive Saturday to help finance a trip to Guatemala in the spring. Picaren’t we?

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too late to make your food fit resolutions for 2014 es to their health through diet and exercise. At the same time theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet friends and, of course, have fun. There is a boat load of research that suggests setting goals and working out as a group increases each individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chance of success, and that is exactly the reasoning behind Food Fitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group structure. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for people who are motivated to make positive changes, but who might be hindered by the cost of joining a fitness centre and/ or donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the resources necessary to cook healthy meals at

home. Participants must also be keen to make a 12- week commitment to improving their health as part of this group. Food Fit is free for participants who can join one of two weekly sessions on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon, or 6 to 9 p.m. The program starts Thursday, Jan. 30 and will run every Thursday for 12 weeks. Each three-hour Food Fit session will be made up of 30 minutes of group exercise (usually outdoor walking), a health info discussion, and a cooking session. A free snack and meal (lunch for

the morning session, dinner for the evening session) will be prepared together and shared. Not in the best physical shape? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no need to be intimated. The program has been designed to accommodate a wide range of fitness levels. Walking outdoors will be the main form of exercise - no spandex or equipment required! There will also be opportunities

to spice things up and try different workouts such as beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yoga and strength training. Like many programs at The Table, preference will be given to community members who selfidentify as living in a low-income household, before being opened to the community at large. Food Fit is being run as a pilot project. This will give us the chance to get

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Tay Valley cross country ski club hosts loppet Feb. 9 til 3:30 p.m., snow and weather permitting. The free clinic will be taught by Nancy Gaudreau a former college level racer and high school level coach in the U.S., and Rick Sauder, a former loppet racer and Nordic ski patroller. Information for the ski clinics can be found at the club website or by contacting Gaudreau directly at ndgaud@ Children interested in learning to ski or improve their skills are invited to participate in the Bunny Rabbit Program for three- to five-year-olds or the Jack Rabbit program for six- to 10-year-olds. The programs take place every Sunday until March 9 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lally Chalet, Murphys Point Provincial Park. Cost is a family membership of $65 to cover insurance and use of trails, and a $20 course fee per child, which includes instruction, booklet, stickers and other goodies. Contact person is Club President Drew Lampman:


Sports - The 2014 Tay Valley Loppet is set for Sunday, Feb. 9 at Murphys Point Provincial Park with a start time of 11 a.m. There will be 10 and 20 km classic races for adults and 2.5 and 5km freestyle races for youth. Start time is 11 a.m. for adults and 10 a.m. for youth. In support of Perthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world record setting kilt run, there will be special prizes for skiers in kilts. Registration is $30 for over 19, $20 for 19 and under and the Cookie Race for 19 and under is $10 until Friday, Jan 31. After Jan. 31 rates go up by $5, except the Cookie Race. Registration forms and waivers are available at the club website: Those wishing to brush up on their ski technique at a basic to intermediate level are invited to participate in a classic style ski clinic at Murphys Point Provincial Park on Sunday, Jan. 19, from noon un-

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Legion’s Gold team scores big in local bonspiel By TERRY O’HEARN

Community - President Ted Moss reported from the Perth Curling Club that two teams from the Legion competed in the Inter-Service Bonspiel which began on Friday, Jan. 10, with the Gold team placing first in their division and second overall. That team consisted of skip Barry Boyce, Ken Beesley, Bill Ballantyne, and Bob Day. The final game on Saturday morning was played against the Legion Blue team consisting of skip Tom Thompson, Des McKenna, Ted Moss, and Jack Vallieres. One of the service dogs trained as a

Branch 244 News result of the “Paws fur Thought” initiative which came to Perth on Sept. 16 has been prominently featured on CBC News. Diesel is a miniature husky rescued from the High River, Alta. flooding of June, and is paired with Yugoslav Wars veteran Don Leonardo. The “Long Walk to Sanity” team was Medric “Cous” Cousineau and his service dog

Thai, who started out in Eastern Passage, NS this past summer and finished their walk in Ottawa on Sept. 19, to raise awareness and funds for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our annual tribute to the revered Scottish poet is celebrated on his birthday, Jan. 25, with the Robbie Burns Dinner and Dance, sponsored by the Ladies’ Auxiliary. The Burns official website relates that, “Suppers range from stentoriously formal gatherings of esthetes and scholars to uproariously informal raveups of drunkards and louts. Most Burns’ suppers fall in the middle of this range, and adhere, more or less, to some sort

of time honoured form which includes the eating of a traditional Scottish meal, the drinking of Scotch whiskey, and the recitation of works by, about, and in the spirit of, the Bard.” A few tickets are still available as of this writing, and can be purchased by contacting Florence Doran at 613-2673069 or Gertie Crawford at 613-2671714. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails, and dinner is at 7 p.m., with music by The Champagnes. On the same date the regular Saturday meat draw takes place from 2 to 4 p.m.

date of December 17th from a military hospital in London, England, where he has been for some time. Pte. Mars enlisted with the 38th Ottawa and Kingston battalion in July of 1915, being with A Co., No. 2 platoon.”

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Community - Two curling teams from the Perth Legion took part in a bonspiel on Jan. 10 with one of them taking the top spot in their division and second overall. On the team were: skip Barry Boyce, Ken Beesley, Bill Ballantyne, and Bob Day. The final game on Saturday morning was played against the Legion Blue team consisting of skip Tom Thompson, Des McKenna, Ted Moss, and Jack Vallieres.

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Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; With only one game on tap in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League action last week, the Perth Blue Wings hosted the Almonte Thunder and lost a tough 4-3 decision in overtime Friday night. The Thunder started off the game with a goal by Cameron Cornwall at 3:45 assisted by Luke Martin and Terry Mallon. The Blue Wings scored during the power play at 6:10 by Jaren Burke with the help of Steven Plescia and Alex Vala. Almonte scored the final goal of the first period as Luke Martin got by goalie Justin Morell at 13:01 with assistance from Brock Saunders. The Blue Wings started off the second period strong with a goal from Vala at 5:45 assisted by Andrew Davis and Christian Bueti.

Almonte scored again at 8:41 with the help of Andrew Rowbotham and Kyle Weedmark. The Blue Wings responded in the third period with a goal from Burke to tie up the game at 8:26 assisted by Kyle Dowdall and Vala. Unfortunately the game went into overtime where Almonte scored the winning goal by Martin at 0:51 with assistance from Rowbotham and Tyler McKechnie. Goalie Richard Barr earned the win for Almonte in the pipes. The Blue Wingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; upcoming game is on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. versus the Stittsville Royals. Greatest game on Earth On Sunday, Jan. 18, the Blue Wings will host the Montreal Canadiens alumni in a game of fun and family entertainment at 3 p.m. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the excitement.


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Gore Mutual bonspiel on tap for Pakenham, Almonte By LAURIE WEIR

Sports – Lindsay Bell has her work cut out for her. The Perth and District Collegiate Institute athlete will be skipping her high school girls’ curling team at the Gore Mutual regionals this month as they look to repeat their provincial championship performance from last year. The team of Bell, along with Audrey Wilson, vice; Danika ThompsonLePage, second and lead Emma Lackey recently won their Gore Mutual zone playdowns in Winchester and will be competing at the regional bonspiel Feb. 1 and 2 in Pakenham and Almonte. This team is coached by Jeff Bell. The St. John Catholic High School boys’ team, coached by Mike Gem-

mill, consists of Peter Stranberg, Derek Seguin, Ryley Gemmill and Lindsay Munro-Mirehouse were zone champions as well and will advance to regionals. In semi-final action, Stranberg’s rink defeated the PDCI team of Trevor Ferrier, Brandon McPhee, Hayden Richmond and Dylan LePage. A fifth player for the boys’ team from PDCI is Nigel Wilson. According to Bill Ferrier PDCI’s coach of the boys’ team, the St. John team upset PDCI’s Ferrier rink in a semi-final bout. “St. John went on to win the A final and PDCI earned the B final so both teams will be going to Regionals,” he said. The Gore Mutual championship will be held in Cambridge Feb. 13 to 15.

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Coached by Jeff Bell, Emma Lackey, Danika Thompson-LePage, AudreyWilson and Lindsay Bell were recent zone Gore Mutual bonspiel winners and will represent Perth and District Collegiate Institute Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Pakenham and Almonte at the regional curling bonspiel.

SkyHawks duo bring skills to PDCI basketball clinic highlight in his career. “It’s a wonderful experience, especially to be in the nation’s capital.” Rose, a Chicago native, has also been Sports – Whenever Jerice Crouch feels the pressure on the court, he just carried far and wide by the game, to Turthinks back to his days as a kid shooting key, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and Germany. hoops in Syracuse, New York. That wasn’t hard for him to do earlier this week, when he was surrounded by “Obesity is one of the young men and women during a visit by himself, and fellow Ottawa SkyHawk biggest problems with guard Mike Rose, to Perth and District Collegiate Institute on Monday, Jan. 13 kids from age six to for a basketball clinic. 12.” Whether as a National Basketball CROUCH League of Canada (NBLC) player, or as JERICE SKYHAWKS BASKETBALL PLAYER a student facing exams later this month, Crouch said that, when the stress is on, The late-morning clinic session saw “I think back to when I was a kid playing by myself in the park. I block everything Rose and Crouch playing three-on-three out. I would practice certain moves over games, practicing throws, and taking and over again. I played every chance part in a dunking contest, in the school gym, all parts of training that are imI got.” Practice certainly made perfect, but, a portant to Rose in developing new talent. He studied sports management at bit of God-given talent helped, too. “I was naturally gifted to jump,” he Eastern Kentucky University, and while said with a smile. “I don’t know why.” “I don’t really want to coach,” after he Crouch studied criminal justice, with hangs up his basketball shoes, “I enjoy a minor in sociology, at the University training and seeing the kids get it.” Rose is new to the NBLC experience, of Tennessee’s Chattanooga campus, but once he leaves basketball full-time, and he said he is lucky to have been he wants to coach kids, and is already drawn into the pool of talent he finds working on programs to get youngsters himself in Ottawa. “It’s great, I didn’t know me and my more physically fit. “Obesity is one of the biggest prob- teammates would gel like we did… they lems with kids from age six to 12,” said make it easier to be here,” he said. On Crouch. In his program, “we teach them other teams, he has seen “male egos take over,” and there can be more animosity to eat right.” While his enthusiasm for teaching is in the team’s locker room than directed evident, when he will leave the game is towards the opposing team on the court. anyone’s guess, or so he said during an Not so with the SkyHawks. “This has been a pleasure,” Rose said. after-clinic question-and-answer sesWhile the team is not without its comsion. “(I’ll play) as long my legs let me,” peting personalities and opinions, come game time, “we still come together and he said. The SkyHawks are new to the league, fix the problem.” This isn’t he first time members of and Crouch is one of the oldest players on the roster, and the only one with the team have visited Lanark County. Teammates have been to Arklan previous NBLC experience with the St. John Mill Rats from New Brunswick. Community Public School in Carleton Further afield, he has played hoops in Place already this season, and they reThe Netherlands, Finland, Slovakia, turn to Carleton Place later this month for a clinic at Caldwell Street Public Finland, France and Sweden. “Who would have ever thought that School. The team’s next home game is at the basketball would take me so far and (let me) meet so many people,” he said. Canadian Tire Centre at 7:30 p.m. on But playing for a brand new team, in Thursday, Jan. 23, against the Brampton Canada’s capital, is certainly a novel A’s.


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PDCI’s boys curling team consists of Trevor Ferrier, Hayden Richmond, Brandon McPhee, Dylan LePage and Nigel Wilson. They were runners-up in a recent zone bonspiel. The boys will continue to the regionals Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Pakenham and Almonte. They are coached by Bill Ferrier.

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St. John Catholic High School’s boys curling team will be playing in the Gore Mutual bonspiel next weekend in Pakenham and Almonte. Pictured are coach Mike Gemmill, Lindsay Munro-Mirehouse, Derek Seguin, Ryley Gemmill and Peter Stranberg.

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The RedHawks defeated the Blue Devils in LCIAA junior basketball action last week 32-15.

Blue Devils post big win in tournament play close game, 33-23. Jon Tysick had a gamehigh 14 points and 13 rebounds. In the gold medal game, PDCI lost 51-31 to Prince Edward High School from Picton. Mitchell Crain and Matthews Hanna scored a game high nine points each. In league play prior to the tournament, both teams were in Smiths Falls on Jan. 9 to take on the RedHawks. Perth ended up losing 3215 in the junior game, and 3225 in the junior game. On Tuesday, the seniors bounced the St. John Spartans

out of the water with a 67-32 win. In junior action against St. John, the Devils earned a 51-22 decision. The Devils resumed league

play Tuesday at home against Carleton Place. Thursday, Perth is in Almonte for a 1 p.m. senior tilt, and a 3 p.m. junior game.

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Sports - The Perth Curling Club held its Inter-service Bonspiel sponsored by Brown Shoe on Jan. 10 and 11. It was won by team Grog Masters. The team consists of (from left to right): Gary Fournier, skip, Jim Buchanan, third, Glen Dewey, second, and Jim Noble, lead (missing).

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Game on Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In minor hockey action on Jan. 11 in Carleton Place, the Perth Lanark Peewee B Blueline team took on the Carleton Place Kings, ending in a two-all deadlock. Top, a King takes on a player from the opposing team, head to head. Bottom, players storm the Blueline net.

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PDCI girls get up, over dual losses Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In Lanark County girls volleyball action last week, the Perth and District Collegiate Institute Blue Devils met St. John Catholic High School and Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (pictured here). The seniors lost to both schools, while the junior girls beat St. John 25-8, 25-8 and 25-12, and Smiths Falls 25-12, 25-14 and 25-16. Sunday, the junior Blue Devils were in Brockville where they earned a tournament win while competing in the Brockville Red Rams tournament. They went 12-0 and defeated Bayridge Secondary School of Kingston 25-20 and 25-22 to win the cup. Above, photographs from the SFDCI game.



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Kapuskasing to Kingsville in a 1951 Hudson Pacemaker Lifestyle – Leamington chiropractor Dr. Henry Reimer was 16 in the summer of 1966 when he visited his older brother in the northern Ontario town of Kapuskasing. He would be attending UMEI (United Mennonite Educational Institute) in the fall and was going to need a car. His brother introduced him to an elderly Mr. Downey, who no longer drove his car, which had been parked in his garage for a year. Henry and his brother managed to fire it up right away and Henry bought it for $400, then drove it home to Kingsville, a distance of several hundred miles. It was a green and cream 1951 Hudson Pacemaker 4-door sedan with fender skirts and a flathead inline six of 232 cubic inches under the hood. Henry has many fond memories of his Hudson, which was in excellent condition. He often donned a chauffeur’s cap and drove his friends in a circle around Stewart’s Drive-in restaurant down by Lake Erie. The car was so big that four friends could easily sit side by side in the back seat. He still remembers the vacuumpowered windshield wipers. “I would accelerate very slowly in the rain,” recalls Henry, “because any faster and the wipers would stop, just when you needed them the most!” Henry also remembers the dividing bar down the centre of the windshield. Four series of Hudsons were built in 1951: the modestly priced Pacemaker (Henry’s car in the U.S. when new was $2145, slightly higher in Canada). Next up the price scale: The Super Six, the Commodore Six,

and the top-of-the-line Hornet. All Hudsons at that time were powered by flathead six cylinder engines, and the Hornet won many racing awards with its dual carb (“Twin H-Power)” big six of 308 cubic inches. There’s a good chance that Henry’s Hudson was built in Tilbury, Ontario. The Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, began building quality cars starting in 1909, and took its name from J. L. Hudson, a department store tycoon who put up most of the money to get the company started. The Canadian factory at Tilbury went into production in 1932. The company remained independent until Hudson merged with Nash in 1954 to form American Motors. The last Hudson was built in 1957. Henry drove his Hudson for four years and finally sold it in 1970 for $125 to a retired OPP officer who was selling cars part-time at Hildebrand Motors, the local VW dealer. The car is gone but the memories live on. “I wish I still had it,” says Henry. I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@sympatico. ca or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.”

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Ministry of Natural Resources reminds owners to prevent dogs from chasing deer News – The Ministry of Natural Resources both dogs and deer. reminds dog owners that it is illegal to allow • Under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation dogs to run loose and chase deer during the Act, it is illegal to let a dog run at large in an non-hunting season. area inhabited by deer, moose, elk or bear during the closed season. About chasing deer • It is also illegal to allow a dog to run at • It’s very difficult for deer to run in deep large during the closed season for caribou in an snow or on ice. area inhabited by caribou. • A deer chased by a dog can be injured or • Under this legislation, the ministry’s conbecome exhausted. servation officers may charge dog owners whose dogs are found chasing deer. Steps to prevent dogs from chasing deer • Dog owners are urged to keep their dogs Read more on living with deer at leashed or in enclosures to ensure the safety of livingwithwildlife.

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Almonte & District Horticultural Society meeting on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Cornerstone Church, 7:30 pm. Speaker is Amanda Homeniuk from “Moss Feathers”- creations under glass. 613 256-5594. Almonte General Hospital BridgeWednesday, January 22, 12:30 Coffee/ Tea 1:00-3:45. Bridge at the Almonte Civitan Hall. 613-256-2463. Euchre- 4 hand, January 23, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St. Light lunch. 613-256-4179. Four Hand Bid Euchre on Friday, Jan. 24, 7 pm at the Upper Hall of the Almonte Legion. Prizes and refreshments. Sponsored by District 7A Senior Games Association. French Beginner Conversation. Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m. Begins January 21. Almonte United Church. Call Colleen 613-206-2866 to register. Mills Seniors Services, Almonte, Golden Oldies Lunch, Tuesday, January 30. Mills Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation and guest speaker, Brenda Cameron of Connect Hearing. Call Seniors Services to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Seniors Services, Almonte, Music & Memories lunch program, Tuesday, January 21. Transportation and entertainment provided. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry at 613-257-3296. Mills Seniors Services, Almonte, Social Supper, Monday, January 20, 6 p.m. at the Almonte Legion. Transportation and entertainment provided. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700 to reserve. Pre-diabetes information session, January 20, sponsor: Rideau Valley Diabetes Services, 1:30-4. Doctor’s referral not required. Info: 613-284-2558. Pre-diabetes information session sponsored by Rideau Valley Diabetes Services, Jan 20 in the afternoon. Dr’s referral not required. To register/info call 613-284-2558. Transformations: Taking Felt in New Directions. Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, opens January 21 until March 15. Vernissage from 2-4 p.m. February 1. Info: 613-256-3754.

Adult Bereavement Group, Wednesday, January 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m Waterside Retirement Residence, 105 McNeely Rd., Carleton Place. Contact Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Carleton Place Orange Lodge meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 195 Industrial Ave at 8 p.m. Info: Kevin 613-2535547. Carleton Place/Beckwith Home Support lunch brunch for Beckwith residents at the township office, 2nd Wednesday of month. Bingo afterwards. Info: 613-253-0733. Diabetes Check-In Group, sponsor Rideau Valley Diabetes Services, meets monthly. Next session Jan 22, 10-11:30, topic: “Get Moving”. Doctor’s referral not required. Info: 613-284-2558. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Thursday, 1-3 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 104 (or ext 100). Need to lose some weight?? TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group. Monday evenings (6:30-8 pm), Legion, 177 George St., Carleton Place. Info: Nancy 613257-5732. Parents and Children’s Group every

Monday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 107 (or ext 100). Seniors Karaoke Party, Sunday, January 19, 2-4 p.m. Riverview Seniors Residence (across from CPHS), 204 Lake W. Refreshments and lots of fun provided. All Seniors welcomed. Single Parenting Support Group, Saturday, January 18, 1-4 p.m., 30 Bennett St. Playgroup with snacks for the children. Must call to register 613-2592182 or 1-866-762-0496.

KEMPTVILLE Baby Talk, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Kemptville and Area Walking Group, Mon. Jan. 20, Wed. Jan. 22, Friday, Jan. 24, 9:00 a.m. Meet at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Contact Eva Francoeur 258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday of every month at O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd 44) start time 7 p.m. Learn communication and leadership skills.

LANARK Euchre, every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Legion Hall. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch. Prizes.

MERRICKVILLE Anouk & Pierre: “Songs by the Fireside” - A presentation of Merrickville’s Jazz Fest and The Baldachin Inn. January 18, 6-8 pm. See website for details For reservations call 613-269-4223. Author Reading, “In Times Wanting” by Kevin Morris. Saturday, January 18, 1:30 p.m. Merrickville Library. 613269-3326. Beginning Again Crafts. Lessons in Braided Mats, January 19; lessons in spinning on wheel or spindle (spindles to take home) January 26. Info: 613-2694238. Lego Club, Saturday, January 18, drop-in 10-12. Merrickville Library. Ages 4-12. Merrickville and District Historical Society presents Antique “Whatzit” Show and Tell, January 28 Ste. Marguerite Bourgeoys School, 306 Reed St. MC Wayne Poapst. Music by Lorne Davey, Merrickville Legion, Jan. 17, 7-11 p.m. Pork dinner at 6. Info: 613-258-9325. Music by Ron Donnelly and the Marlboureens. Merrickville Legion, Jan. 24, 7-11 p.m. Chicken dinner at 6. Info: 613-258-9325. StoryTime for ages 6 & under, Fridays 10 a.m. Theme: January 17- Wonderful Winter. Merrickville Library. Call 613-269-3326 for info.

PERTH Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, at Perth Civitan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard 613-2675305. Butterfly Fan Club, Meeting, Thursday, January 16. Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group. Info: Carleen

613-812-4474. Monthly meetings, 3rd Thursday. Carpet Bowling, Wednesday, January 22, 12:45 p.m Branch 244 Perth Upon Tay, Royal Canadian Legion. Contact: 613-267-6872. Community Dinner, Saturday, January 18 4:30-6 p.m. at St Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore Street West. Everyone welcome. Euchre, every Tuesday, 1 p.m. at McMartin House, open to all adults, info: (613)267-5531. Film Night International Perth- first film of the winter season, The Hunt, a Danish film about a teacher falsely accused on child abuse, Wednesday January 22, 2-7 pm, at the Full Circle Theatre, Craig Street. 613-267-1224. French Beginner Conversation. Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. or Thursdays 1-2:30 p.m. at McMartin House. Begins January 22. Call Colleen 613-206-2866 to register. Lanark County Camera Club meets Tuesday, January 28, 7 p.m., Algonquin College. Visitors welcome. Info: 613264-2767, www.lccameraclub .com Lions Club Jamboree, Sunday, January 26, Lions Club Hall, Halton and Arthur St. Hall is open at 1 p.m., music starts at 2. home cooked buffet meal around 5:30 p.m. Info: Nelda 613-2649030. Hall rental info Edna 267-2744, membership Bill 613-283-7753. Meat Draw, Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St East, Saturday, January 25, regular Saturday meat draw from 2-4 p.m. in the Members’ Lounge. Parents and Children’s Group, every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at St James Church (Beckwith and Harvey). Info: 613-257-2779 ext 110 (or ext 100). Perth Agricultural Society Annual General Meeting, Tuesday, January 21, Perth Lions Hall. Potluck dinner at 6:45, meeting at 7:30. Perth Tay Seniors. Card game. Lions Hall. January 22, lunch noon, cards 1 p.m. 613-267-1422. Rideau Trail Association Hike, Friday evening, Sat. & Sun. Jan. 17-19. Winter End-to-End Snowshoe or Skiing. Weekend 2. 613-767-4858 to confirm participation/location. Friday leave 7 p.m., Sat. leave 9 a.m., Sunday leave 8:30 a.m. Rideau Trail Association Snowshoe or Hike, Jan. 19. Foley Mountain Conservation Area Level 2. Meet 9:30 a.m. Conlon Farm. 613-267-6141. Rideau Trail Association Snowshoe or Hike, Jan. 25. Marlborough Forest Level 1. Meet 9:30 a.m. Conlon Farm. 613-264-1559. Robbie Burns Dinner & DanceLegion. Jan. 25. Tickets: 613-267-3069, 613-267-1714 or in Member’s Lounge. Skate Church every Friday from 6:30-8:30 at St James Anglican Church Hall, 54 Beckwith St. Info: 613-2671163. Stroke survivor and caregiver support group, meets the 4th Wednesday of every month between 1:30-3:30 p.m. Legion, 26 Beckwith St E. Info: (613)5496666 x6867.

RURAL 4 Hand Euchre Friday, January 17, 7:30 PM, Pierces Corners Hall. Light lunch. All welcome. Info: 613-489-1684 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. Annual General Meeting, McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Society, Sunday, January 26, 1 p.m. Agricultural Hall, 194 Cameron Rd, McDonald’s Corners. THE EMC - 36 - Thursday, January 16, 2014

Info: 613-259-3480. Annual Meeting- Lanark County Cattlemen’s Assoc. Drummond Township Hall, Drummond Centre. Jan. 21. 8 p.m. Guest speaker: Rick Hobbs. Annual Roast Beef Dinner with live fiddle music, Sunday, January 26, at Clayton Community Hall, 4:30-6 while quantities last. Hosted by Guthrie United Church. All welcome. Balderson United Church, along with St. John’s And St. Paul’s Anglican Churches, Community Dinner at Balderson United Church, Saturday, January 25, 4:30-6 p.m. Lasagna Dinner, Ceasar salad, garlic toast and dessert. Calling all musicians! Musician’s circle is held weekly on Thursday evenings, 7 p.m. at the ABC Hall in Bolingbroke, 3166 Bolingbroke Rd). Contact Matthew Churchill 613-273-9005. Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health Care Clinic, 10-3, Tuesday, January 21, at CPHC Westport Family Health Team, 79 Bedford St. Westport. Appointment 613-273-9850, 613-4983933 (toll-free 1-866-498-3933). Common Grounds Conversation Coffee House- Monday, January 20th, 6:30-8:30pm, Beckwith Baptist Church, 277 Tennyson Road. Community lunch, Portland United Church, Tuesday, January 28, 12-1 p.m. Soup, sandwiches, dessert. Handicapped accessible. All welcome. Kitley Elders Potluck lunch. January 16, 12 noon. Anglican Church Hall, Newbliss. All welcome. 613-284-0307. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Breakfast, Jan. 25, 8-11 a.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Chinese Auction, January 18, 7 p.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Snow Road Snowmobile Club meeting, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Wellington Street Barbershop Quartet in concert, at St John’s Church, Innisville, corner of Hwy 7 and Fergusson Falls Rd., Sunday, January 19, 2 p.m. Refreshments.

urday, January 25, Roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, Haggis, dessert. Appetizers at 4:30, dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: 613-283-2318, 613-283-6987 or 613283-7527. Beat the January Blues with a Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, January 18, Masonic Hall, Russell St W. 8-11 a.m. Sponsor: Eastern Star. Tickets at the door. 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. Diabetes Exercise Group meet every Tuesday and Thursday at Rideau Valley Diabetes Services, 9:30-10:30. Doctor’s referral not required. Info: 613-2842558. Duplicate Bridge, Tuesday, January 21, Legion, starting at 1 p.m. Partnership Janet Sparks 613-283-1957. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- January 21, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)2830960. French Beginner Conversation. Thursdays. 6-7:30 p.m. Begins January 23. Call Colleen 613-206-2866 to register. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. at the CHC, 2 Gould Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 104 (or ext 100). Lawnbowling meeting SFLBC (whole board), Wednesday, January 22, 9:30-11 a.m. A/J Black’s place. Contact Carol 613-267-6872. Monday Night Euchre, Legion, 7 p.m. 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 100). Pre diabetes Refresher Session at Rideau Valley Diabetes Services, January 27 in the morning. Doctor’s referral not required. Info: 613-284-2558. Pre-diabetes information session sponsored by Rideau Valley Diabetes Services, Jan 17 in the morning. Dr’s referral not required. To register/info call SMITHS FALLS 613-284-2558. St Johns Anglican Church CommuAnnual Robbie Burns Supper at nity Dinner- Sunday, January 19th- doors Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sat- open at 3:45 pm.

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MVFN hears how animals play Survivor: Winter wildlife edition By ELIZABETH GILES and PAULINE DONALDSON

Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A delightful, clearly delivered talk to the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) late last year by Patty Summers from the Wild Bird Centre described the varied and intriguing ways wildlife prepare to survive winter. How do they do it? Summers divides wildlife winter-survivor strategies into three categories â&#x20AC;&#x201C; outwit, outlast and outplay, with outwit being by far the most widely employed strategy. Outwitting winter, Summers explained, involves turning the tables, knowing the science of cold and of snow and cold water to find the secret, hidden warmth. Fresh snow can be up to 90 to 95 per cent air and is a good insulator. In the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;subniveanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; space 15 cm under the snow, small mammals such as mice and voles inhabit a relatively cozy 0 degrees C space between snow and ground. They are not alone there, in fact an entire foodchain inhabits the subnivean space: bacteria, fungus, springtails, spiders, shrews, weasels, etc. Likewise aquatic â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;outwittersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; seek out the relative warmth of deep water zones way below the ice. Cooler water sinks and stabilizes at 4 degrees C with no circulation and there it has a higher concentration of dissolved oxygen

than surrounding layers. Fish here eat less, move less or, like carp, bury themselves in mud. Some aquatic plants have turions which survive in the 4 degrees C water at the bottom of ponds. These turions, or overwintering â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;budsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, sink, but will outwit winter to rise again in spring and grow new plants. Dragon flies stay in the water in the nymph stage. Another outwit strategy is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;build a four season homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Bees do this. They consume honey for energy and form tight shivering clusters which are 32Ë&#x161;C in the middle. Individual bees regularly rotate position in the cluster with bees near the centre trading places with bees on the periphery so there is a better chance for survival. Waste is excreted outside the cluster. Not surprisingly there are challenges faced by the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;outwittersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and some will not survive. Life in the subnivean space is risky. The insulating capability of snow depends on its density. Freeze-thaw cycles can compact the snow, reducing its insulating ability, and allowing dangerous levels of carbon dioxide to accumulate, from all the organisms living there. There is also the threat of hunters of the subnivean space. Foxes can hear prey under the snow and can leap and pounce through. Grey owls can locate prey two feet under the snow and plunge through a

snow crust that can hold 175 pounds! While outwit involves taking advantage of subnivean and deep water spaces, or building a four-season home during freezing weather, outlast involves becoming dormant and conserving energy. Or, as Summers described it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;dig deep and stay thereâ&#x20AC;?. This is the way of the frog, toad, ant and worm. Earthworms survive six feet underground in a slimy membrane. Ants burrow into the soil or under tree bark. Others such as groundhogs, chipmunks, and woodland jumping mice hibernate below the frost. Frogs and salamanders, who can absorb oxygen (O2) and emit carbon dioxide (CO2) through their skin, go deep underwater, as do turtles, who can survive but must dig very deep. Another slogan of the outlast survivors is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better with friendsâ&#x20AC;?. Snakes canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dig but they gather by the hundreds in tree stumps, holes, or in cracks or caves among rocks and share their warmth. Ladybugs do the same under bark and rocks or the south side of a house. Dormancy or hibernation is another key â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;outlasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strategy. In an extreme example, some frogs cryopreserve themselves. As â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;frogcsiclesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; their heart is stopped but their organs stay â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;aliveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with no oxygen or nutrients. They sur-

vive fatal freezing damage by eliminating water from inside their cells; no ice is formed inside their cells because, instead of water, cells are high in glucose which does not freeze easily. Box turtles and many insects use a freeze-tolerant mechanism; the arctic woolly bear caterpillar may freeze and thaw seven times before finding conditions right for it to pupate, often a matter of years. Some animals have a unique super cooling ability; using high sugars or sugar alcohols and excreting waste, they can lower their body temperature below freezing without becoming a solid. Mourning cloaks, slugs, snails, gallwasp larvae do this but it is risky if

they touch ice or if it gets too cold. Perennial plants outlast winter as well, storing nutrients in roots below the frost line. Trees reabsorb valuable nutrients from leaves before the leaves are shed and form buds before winter. Conifers form protects them from snow load and as their roots go past the frost line for water, valves can shut off if ice is present. Just as there are risks to outwitting winter, there are also risks when attempting to outlast winter. Turtles hibernating under the mud with their hearts beating only once every few minutes are totally vulnerable if they did not dig deep enough. They will be eaten if found because they will

not wake up. A third winter survivor strategy is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;outplayingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; winter. Dress for winter, remain active and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; all winter despite the harsh conditions. Birds increase feathers and down layers, lose bright colours, eat more and spend nights in torpor, with lowered metabolic rates and body temperature. They keep their feet warm with extra feathers, and a heatexchange blood circulation system. Some birds will tuck alternate legs up inside their feathers to keep them from freezing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who needs boots?â&#x20AC;? says Summers. One well-dressed See SURVIVOR page 38





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Food charter for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark in the works By MEENA TIPPER

Lifestyle – Plant a seed, feed the mind, grow a community. Food is at the core of our communities. It impacts our health, economy, environment and general well-being. Because of the important role that food plays for all of us, foodcoreLGL is working with the communities of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark to develop a Food Charter. We are seeking your feedback. Who is foodcoreLGL? foodcoreLGL is a partnership of people and organizations from the food, farming and community sectors in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. The group includes growers, producers, local governments, as well as those working in poverty reduction, health, and emergency food supply (e.g., food banks). foodcoreLGL is creating a food charter as a guide for action on behalf of individuals, communities, and those involved in food and farming. A food charter is a guiding document that outlines a vision to help strengthen the food system in this area – including

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‘outplay-er’ among the winter survivors is the ptarmigan with feathers around its toes and ankles and projections off its feet that look like mittens. Mammals will increase fur, change color to a dull white fur which has more air pockets for better insulation. They will fatten up with brown fat. Some small mammals like chipmunks and flying squirrels are active in their burrows and often emerge on sunny days. Squirrels are active all winter, as are deer, that ‘yard’ in an area of good browsing and shallow snow. They keep the snow beaten down with their trampling for ease of movement. Another game of the outplayers says Summers is “cache and seek”. Birds, mammals, squirrels will hide (cache) extra food to use in winter. Many birds cache food in the fall and find it later by

growing, processing, storing, transporting, selling, buying, and eating food. foodcoreLGL is a team of local community and government organizers, growers and business people. They are seeking input from community members to shape this charter. What is a food charter? A food charter is a document shaped by community members that describes local values and priorities concerning food. A food charter brings together people and organizations that have interests in different parts of the food system and helps them to develop a common language and vision so that they can work together. The food system consists of everything from growing food to processing, transporting, storing, selling, buying, and eating food. From growers to eaters, we all fit into the food system. A food charter contains a background about why food is important, a vision statement describing the food system that we are working towards, and key principles identified by local residents. Food charters have been developed or are in the develop-

ment stage all across Canada. In Ontario, food charters have already been developed for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington; Guelph-Wellington; Sudbury; Kawartha Lakes; Toronto and many others. Why does Leeds, Grenville and Lanark need a food charter? When people have access to healthy food it can result in better health and well being, healthier children and stronger communities. A food charter promotes food that is fresh, accessible, safe and an agricultural system that is strong both now and in the future. A food charter can help support healthy food choices, strengthen the local economy, support local producers, and promote environmental conservation. What can a food charter do for me and my community? A food charter can: • Promote the availability of healthy food choices • Start conversations about food and agriculture • Make connections between

smell and in some cases by their amazing memory. Bird brains? Beavers live in their houses with food stored nearby and muskrats make and live in mounds of vegetation called ‘push-ups’. They also establish food caches and bundle together for warmth. Others, such as weasels continue to hunt. Some owls have lopsided ears which allow them to locate prey through triangulation of sound. As mentioned, a grey owl can locate prey under deep snow and plunge through to catch prey. Another strategy is ‘form an alliance’. Crows roost together. Flying squirrels must nest in groups together. Large ungulates will follow group paths through the deep snow. In cities birds flock to roost near warm buildings or chimneys. Which of these strategies is best? If there was an award for the best winter survivor amongst wildlife, which ani-

mal would it go to? At the conclusion of her presentation, Summers, told us that for her, the star of ‘winter survivor wildlife’ is a bird, the golden crowned kinglet. This tiny bird does not enter torpor. It maintains a normal body temperature which is 3 degrees C higher than other birds. This ultimate outplay-er of winter also manages to find three times its weight in food daily, and may raise two broods per year – a marvel of activity! Watch for details (at mvfn. ca) of the next MVFN natural history talk, which will take place Jan. 16 in the warmth of the Almonte United Church social hall. You do not need to be an expert to enjoy these natural history presentations, just a fascination and curiosity for the natural world. Elizabeth Giles and Pauline Donaldson are members of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists.

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different people and groups interested in food • Help all residents have access to enough safe, nutritious and culturally-acceptable food • Promote food that is grown and produced in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark and increase its availability to consumers • Help protect farmland and provide more opportunity for growers and producers • Help protect the environment. How is the charter being developed? foodcoreLGL has developed

an initial draft of the food charter based on feedback obtained from community members and stakeholders at an information meeting in March 2013. We are now looking for your input! The draft charter is ready for community review and feedback. foodcoreLGL will compile and use the feedback received to ensure that the final charter represents the priorities of the residents in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. How can I get involved? We are looking to involve as many residents of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark as possible to

provide input and to promote the food charter. We are currently gathering feedback for the initial draft of the charter. There is an online survey that can be found at, or contact foodcoreLGL for a hard copy. Please email foodcoreLGL@ or you can call 613283-2740 ext. 4273 for more information. Meena Tipper, MAN, RD, is a Registered Dietitian, foodcoreLGL, for the Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

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With Heartfelt Thanks

HAPPY 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Donna and Harold Edwards Please help us celebrate on January 18, 2014 at Lombardy Hall at 7:30 pm BIRTHDAY


85 YEARS YOUNG Jean Shane Will be celebrating Sunday, January 19th, 2014. 1pm – 4pm At the Oddfellows Hall in the village of Lyn Best Wishes only.

HAPPY 16TH BIRTHDAY Adrianna Foster January 14, 2014 May all your dreams come true. Love Mom, Dad Family and Friends

90th BIRTHDAY Doris Seabrooke Drop in Jan. 19, 2014 2-4 p.m. at Oak Leaf Holy Trinity Church Hall No Gifts... Best Wishes Only

Logan William Watkins “December 19th, 1997 and what a joyous Christmas that was.” Just because it’s your 16th birthday and now you can drive – don’t think you’re “SPECIAL”, because YOU ARE, (my 2nd Golden Boy) and only grandson. He loves sports and works well toward the goal (are you with me!) and has the ability to take leadership. Natural and Open. Is very loyal and devoted to family, loves to mix and meet people and could be a politician (Ha Ha). A charmer, he is genuinely affectionate, personal, very honest. You love your Sis, Emily and friends – “impressive they are”. An example of growth and maturity. Logan is the son of Dr. T.W. Watkins and Janet (who put their two children first no matter what and it has paid off). So proud of you – Lo – Seize each day with gratitude and may God richly bless you now and forever more. Love Nana (M. Marks) K. Hermer Deb, Don, Amanda and Ash Brash, we are proud of you as well. “Relationships are #1” BIRTH


IN MEMORIAM ADAMS: Mrs. Gladys. In loving memory of my mother, Mrs. Gladys Adams who passed away January 27, 1992.

Always by Marilyn.

remembered daughter

KENNEDY - In loving memory of a wonderful father and husband, Bill, who left us on January 17, 1992. Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts you are always there. The gates of memory will never close, We miss you more than anyone knows. With tender love and deep regret, We who love you will never forget. Love always and forever Cory and Brenda

HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY DAD ELMER McMULLEN January 16 Love Tammy, Theresa NIITTYMAA/CODE - New Years Baby. Lisa and grandkids Congratulations to Maiya Niittymaa and Michael Code (Perth) on the birth of their son Hayden, 7 lbs, 7 oz, born Jan. 1st, 2014 at 5:32 a.m. Proud grandparents Christopher and Christine CRAM, Mitchell Code and Brenda White and Allan Niittymaa wish August 16, 1985 to thank Drs. Wang and Toth and especially the January 16, 2009 maternity nurses for their support and assistance. Memory is a way of hold- Welcome Hayden.


ing on to the things we love. As time passes, You are forever in our thoughts. Until we meet again.

Love Gramma, Aunts, Uncles & Cousins

The family of the late Bob (Robert) Rintoul would like to express our sincerest thank you to our caring family, friends, coworkers and neighbours for their generous support. Your donations, floral tributes, gifts of food, cards and phone calls were appreciated very much at this difficult time. The service was beautiful and personal thanks to Reverend Debbie Roi, the amazing voices of Judy Moffatt and Cheryl Hooghiem, special readings by Joan, Chrissy and Shelly’s loving poem. A heartfelt thank you to Bruce Guthrie for his moving eulogy that brought tears and laughter to us all. He depicted Bob so perfectly. Bob’s choice of honorary pallbearers, Mike, Bob, Wayne, Colin, Joe and Bruce are wonderful friends who meant a great deal to him, Jamie and I in so many ways. Archie Rintoul, thank you, for the beautiful wooden urn you made and The Blossom Shop for the unique and personal family floral arrangements. A huge thank you to John Bowes and the staff at Barker Funeral Home for their guidance, support and compassion. Also to the nurses and Doctors at the Carleton Place Hospital and The General (5 west wing) for their great care of Bob. To Jamie and my relatives and friends a thank you for your help and support at the visitation, serving and cleanup of our meal at the Carleton Place Curling Club and whenever we needed you. The Ladies at the Legion served a lovely luncheon to a very large number. To Bev Hynes a profound thank you for the fantastic video of Bob’s life you made and that was played at the legion. We are so blessed to have wonderful relatives and friends who made long journeys to be with us at our time of loss. The overwhelming support at visitation and the funeral was a testament to the man our Bob was and all the lives he has touched. This we will cherish forever. He will be tremendously missed by us all. Cathy and Jamie Kelvin, Helen, Ev, Joan, Barb and Families Helen, Nancy, Ken, Brian and Chris



Guthrie Bruce W. Guthrie

Van der Vaart The family of Annie Van der Vaart would like to express our thanks to our family, friends and neighbours for their great support, prayers, food, cards, and donations at the time of Annie’s passing. It meant so much to us to have so many people come to the visitations and funeral despite the inclement weather. Special thanks to Rev. Samer Kandalaft and those who took part in the beautiful memorial service. Annie had been a long time resident at Bayfield Manor and we thank the staff for their kind and compassionate care. Her love, kindness and sense of humour will forever be with us. She will be missed by many. Mieke Turner, Annie Blaine, Barbara MacLean, Gerda Lang, Margaret Hughes and families



Graduate of Queens School of Engineering – 1966 Bruce passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 in Perth at the age of 71 years. He was the son of the late Marjorie (Charland) and Ronald Guthrie. Bruce will be sadly missed by his wife Betty Bianchini, sons Dan (Kristen) and Derek (Beth) Guthrie, step-sons Eric Bianchini and John Harvey and grandchildren Zach (Morgan), Noah, Tobey, Simon and Owen. He was the retired manager of the Perth Public Utilities and founder of Country Lane Antiques which he operated with great passion. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street West, Perth on Monday, January 13th, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. The funeral service was held privately for the family. In remembrance donations made to the Parkinson’s Society or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit CLR496733



Fraser Carolyn M. Fraser

WEDENMAIER We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of support we received after Marion’s passing. To our relatives, friends & neighbours: Thank You for being there for us during this difficult time. Your phone calls, visits, cards & kind offerings of food have meant so much. The guidance & help of Stuart Blair & his staff has been invaluable. You eased our way & we are truly grateful to you. To the many people who came to Marion’s viewing & funeral: we were overwhelmed by your caring. Our appreciation goes out to Father George Kwari for his support, for conducting Marion’s funeral & for his personal memories of her. Thank You to the Pallbearers for their assistance & to the paramedics who tried so hard. The support shown to our family in Marion’s memory is a tribute to her. Thank You. Alan, Judy, Nancy, Sharon & families

I send a sincere thank you to my family and friends who brought food to our house, for visits, the telephone calls and all the get well cards I received after my accident. A special thanks to the new cook in my kitchen. I’m so blessed to live in such a caring community. Thanks, Anne Timmons

We would like to thank all our wonderful friends who helped us celebrate our 50th Anniversary on January 4. We enjoyed so much meeting with everyone for a great party. Love Joan and Scotty Alger

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Carolyn M. (Hollier) Fraser passed away peacefully in hospital Kingston, on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the age of 75. Beloved wife for over 49 years of Ian C. Fraser. Loved mother of the late Heather Fraser and Laurie (Scott) Bedford. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Fraser, Joey and Ethan Bedford, Nicole (James) Whitehorne and great-grandson Emmet Whitehorne. Dear sister of Pamela (Bjarne) Carlsen of Kelowna, BC. Sister-in-law of Allan (late Mary) Fraser, Sheila (Terry) McDermid, Janet (Wesley) Stitt and Doug (Pat) Fraser. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Carolyn was an active volunteer and supporter of her community all her life. She was an active member and Clerk of Session at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Treasurer of REAL and a leader of Guides for many years. She enjoyed golf in the summer and you would find a proud ‘hockey grandma’ at the rink in the winter. Family and friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Carolyn’s life took place at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Smiths Falls on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

WALL; Georgina Peacefully at Hospice Renfrew with loved ones by her side on Saturday morning, January 11th, 2014. Georgina Wall of Pakenham at the age of 77 years. Daughter of the late Stanley McKie and the late Rita Fairfield. Beloved wife of Jack. Dearly loved mother of Debbie Somerton (Peter) of Pakenham; Janice Hogan (Rick) of White Lake; Michael Wall (Greta) of Pakenham and David (Patty) of Arnprior. Dear sister of Terry McKie of Carleton Place; Robbie McKie (Ruth Anne) of Arnprior; Roddie McKie of Ottawa; Diane Currie (Michael) of Arnprior; Catherine Bahm (Dalton) of RR# 2, Arnprior and Donna Lytle of Arnprior. Predeceased by a brother, Dwight McKie and a sister, Christine McKie. Cherished and proud `Grammy of 10 grandchildren and 1 greatgranddaughter. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. and again on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Peter Celestine Church, Pakenham on Wednesday morning, January 15th at 11 o`clock. Spring interment Parish Cemetery. In memory of Georgina, a donation to Hospice Renfrew would be most appreciated by her family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations

SAUMURE, John 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




McNEELY (Carmichael) Viola In loving memory of our mother Viola McNeely (Carmichael). Who passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013 in her 99th year at the Wynfield LTC Residence in Oshawa, ON. A long time resident of Smiths Falls, predeceased by her husband Gordon. Loving mother of Susan Andre of Smiths Falls and Ann Rukaruck of Courtice, ON. Dear grandmother of Ryan (deceased), Blake, Amy, Kurtis, Tim and (Suzanne) Wilson. Great grandmother of Rylee, Langley, Cooper, Max and Lillian. As per Viola’s request there will be no visitation or service. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated.

McCrum Robert Phillip McCrum

August 24, 1921 - January 7, 2014 It is with great sadness we announce the death of Robert P McCrum. Robert, the oldest son of Margaret Pheeney and Guy McCrum, was born in St. Stephen’s and raised in the town of McAdam NB. He answered the call for his country in 1940 and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers of the 21st Army Group until 1945. During his 5-year tenure in the armed forces he received a M.I.D. for outstanding good service and great devotion to duty which was presented by Field Marshal Montgomery. In 1945 he returned to McAdam where he met and in 1946 wed, Pauline Bishop of Chipman NB. They were to spend the next 67+ years together. During this time Robert and Pauline lived in Mass. USA, McAdam, NB and in 1952, chose the Smiths Falls area to work and raise their family. At that time, Robert accepted an opening with the C.P.R. and after 40 years of service retired as a locomotive engineer. Robert and Pauline raised five children; Harold McCrum (Jane Thomas) of Stoney Creek, Ont; Barbara McCready (Bill) of Thunder Bay, Ont, Lorana Potts (Dan) Marion, of Virginia USA; Carol (Kate) Scott (Fraser) of Toronto Ont and Phillip McCrum (Katherine Ransom) of Vancouver, BC. He became the loving grandfather and great grandfather of Heather and Kris Logan, Oliver and Whittaker of Stoney Creek; April McCrum and Cory Witham of North Bay; Robert (Matthew) Adams and Allison McCaskill, Angus and Eve of Ottawa; Eric Adams and Sarah Krotz, Timothy and Fen of Edmonton, Jeremy Adams and Laura Erdman of Toronto; Phillip Potts of Vancouver, Mary Heney, Aislynn and Carter of Toronto; Hayley and CJ Parsons, Isabelle, Daniel of Exeter, NH; Gregory Scott and Marissa Ruffini, William, Cameron of Dover NH; and Whitfield Ransom-McCrum of Vancouver. Brother of the late Roger McCrum (Christa) of Trenton and brother-in-law to the late Thyra Gander (Late Robert) of Montreal, Vida Maxwell (Late Byron) of Saint John NB; Myrna Till (Brian) of Oak Point NB, Raymond Bishop (Marita) of Oromocto NB. Uncle to Guy, Peter, Don, Robbie, Arthur, Karen, Cathy, Faith, Margot, Natalie, Connie and Vicky. Robert will be fondly remembered by his extended family and friends. In addition to raising a family and working for the C.P.R., Robert also found time to help establish the Smiths Falls Airport; he was the first President and a honorary lifetime member of the Smiths Falls Flying Club; A Past Commander of Rideau Lakes Power and Sail Squadron; life member of the Smiths Falls Masonic Lodge and member in good standing of the Royal Canadian Legion. An avid golfer, he was also a member of Lombard Glen Golf Club for many years. Robert loved life. His smile, sense of humor and his adventurous spirit will all be missed by family and friends. To his family, Robert’s life could be best described by a verse from 2 Timothy 4:7. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith”. The family would like to thank Robert’s team of people who helped him over the last few years and all the staff at the Wedgewood. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery with reception to follow at the Blair & Son Funeral Home Reception Centre. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #95, Smiths Falls will hold a Veteran’s Service of Remembrance at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 5:45 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined, but if so desired, donations may be made to the Salvation Army. To send your condolence or for further information please visit “Even when life is long, life is too short.” Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit






Enid Dalrymple

Mary Alice

At the Dundas Manor Nursing Home in Winchester on Saturday, January 4, 2014, Enid Dalrymple (nee Grimmon), formerly of Williamsburg, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late John A. Dalrymple (former viceprincipal at Kemptville College). Loving mother of John (Barbara) of Kemptville and Jim (Donnalene) of Brighton. Enid will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Kevin Dalrymple (Val) of Johnstown, Kim Blauer (Jason) of Stittsville, Karen Dalrymple of Stittsville, Kristen Dalrymple of Toronto and greatgrandchildren Andy, Warren, Abigail and Emma. She was predeceased by her infant daughter Jane, her brother Jim Grimmon and her sisters Freda Huff and Miriam Colliver. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation or funeral service. A graveside service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in the spring. Donations to Dundas Manor would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Online condolences may be made at The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of Dundas Manor for the excellent care they provided to Enid. CL495050

Peacefully at Smiths Falls District Hospital with her family by her side on Monday, January 6, 2014, in her 89th year. Loving wife of John Starks. Dear mother to Gary (Mugé), Sheila (Paul) and Ken (Brenda). Cherished grandmother to Evan (Gloria), Alex, Melis, Breanna, Kaitlin, Sara, Veronica, Emily and great-grandmother to Isaac and Daniel. Also survived by her brother Wilf. Predeceased by her parents Sarah Grace Shepherd and John Wesley Moon. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mary Alice was born in Burks Falls, Ontario on June 1, 1925. The family moved to North Bay, Ontario when Mary Alice was quite young. She finished her secondary education there before moving back to Burks Falls where she was employed with the Royal Bank. It was while working at the Royal Bank that Mary Alice met and married John Alexander Starks on August 14, 1948. They were married 65 years. Over the years, they lived in Italy, Germany and Belgium as well as Canada. After retirement, Mary Alice enjoyed reading, volunteering at the local school library for over 20 years, doing crossword puzzles, and she was also actively involved in Club 55. Mary Alice’s memorial service will be held at Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm with Pastor Steve Sharpe officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Duncan J. Schoular Library would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at



ADAMS Agnes Unexpectedly on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the age of 74. Loving wife of Donald Adams for 57 years. Beloved mother of Sheryl Peters (Ralph), Randy Adams (Marilyn), Karen Cureston (Rick) and Vincent Adams. Cherished grandmother to four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by three sisters and one brother. Funeral service was held at the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 805 Prescott Street on Monday, January 13th at 11am. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Ruby Joyce (nee Bennett) Peacefully at Smiths Falls Hospital with family by her side on Saturday January 11, 2014. Ruby Joyce Giff (nee Bennett), age 71 years. Beloved wife of Don Giff. Loving mother of Dr. Rodney Wilson (Dr. Chris Pringle), Rick Wilson (Laurie Holmes), Mark Wilson (Aysha) and Brenda (Dwayne) Reynolds. Cherished grandmother to Zach and Josh. Dear sister of Louise Suffron (late John), Margaret (late John) Wilson, Lorena Devitt (late Bob), Sterling (Diane) Bennett, Gwen (Len) Spoelder, Gerald (Carolynn) Bennett, and Harvey (Annmarie) Bennett. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Ruth (late Jim) Beattie, Earlene Bennett and brothers-in-law Douglas Giff and Woody Cochrane. Predeceased by her parents Orville and Mildred Bennett of Burritt’s Rapids, her brothers Francis Bennett, Morley Bennett, Hope Bennett (Joan), Rodger Bennett and her sisters Miriam (Earl) Carruthers, Emily Cochrane. Ruby will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were received at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Monday January 13, 2014 from 7-9 pm and Tuesday January 14, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral service took place at St. John Evangelist Anglican Church, Smiths Falls on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11am. Interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ruby to St John Evangelist Anglican Church Auction or Victoria’s Quilts Canada, Kemptville Branch would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at

SIEMENS Ben September 30, 1936 – January 7, 2014

Peacefully surrounded by his family in Almonte, Ontario. Loving father to four daughters; Bev (Dave), Gwen (Bruce), Della (Tom) and Kathleen (Michael). Grandpa Ben to Scott, Melissa, Hannah, Kevin, Rachel, Spencer and Wesley. Survived by his mother Mary and by his sister Dora. The family wish to extend their gratitude to all the staff at Almonte Country Haven for their excellent care and support. A memorial service will be held in Saskatchewan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Almonte Country Haven, 333 Country Street, Almonte ON K0A 1A0 would be appreciated.


VanAlstine Jean Alma (Allan) VanAlstine


Peacefully at the Perth Community Care Centre, Perth in the presence of her family, on Thursday, January 9th, 2014, Jean VanAlstine at the age of 94 years. Jean was the beloved wife of the late Donald VanAlstine. She was the loving mother to Shirley (Victor) England, Harold, Ernie (Joyce), Irene (Wayne Turk) Kirkham, Bonnie (Earl) Foster and step-mother of Violet (late Floyd) Kirkham, Cliff (Alice), Bud (Sandy) VanAlstine, Opal (late Ken) VanAlstine, Vivian (late Gordon) VanAlstine, Art (Rita) VanAlstine, Donnie (Josephine) VanAlstine, Marjorie VanAlstine. She was a much loved grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Jean was the dear sister of Vi Shaw. She was predeceased by one sister Eva Ash and brothers Clifford, Alvin and Mervin Allan and Ken Allan oversea’s. Jean will be remembered and sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Sunday, January 12th, 2014 from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel Monday at 10:30 A.M. Interment Laidley Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to Laidley Cemetery or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

Dorothy passed away peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Thomas Miller in 2002. She was the loving mother to Margaret (Murray) Hannah and Barry (Rita) Miller and the cherished grandmother and great grandmother to Marcus and his daughter Lucy Lyn Hannah, Marty and his children Kylee and Brodie Hannah, Rodney and his children Mason and Madison Miller, Jeffrey and his children Spencer and Seth Miller and Robyn and her son Jed Miller. She was the eldest sister to the late Phyllis Gordon, the late Ernest (Eileen) McKinnon and Mary Charlton. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Friday, January 10th, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. Interment, Crawford Cemetery. In remembrance contributions to the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund, the Elphin Presbyterian Church or Alzheimers Society would be appreciated.

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

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

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BUKER, Lois Jayne January 20, 1992. In loving memory of our dear Mom who passed away 22 years ago today. A beautiful memory dearer than gold, of a mother whose worth can never be told. There’s a place in our hearts No one can fill, We miss you Mom And always will. Love forever Ron and Doug Joanne and Tony Marie and Russell and families





Dorothy Frances (McKinnon) Miller



Mitchell itt h Cram Aug 16, 1985 – Jan 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 everyday Waiting for you to walk through the door Loving you forever Love Dad, Mom, Jonathan, Adrian, Nicholas, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins CLEMENTS In loving memory of my dear parents, Bill who passed away December 26, 2008 and Joy who passed away January 24, 2013. One by one they go before us, They are fading like the dew, But we know they’re waiting for us, They the good, the fair, the true. They are waiting for us only, Where no pain can ever mar; Dear ones who left us lonely, Watch us through the gates ajar, There a father, there a mother, Gone within those gates ajar. Loved and missed, Craig





EVERETT Wally Suddenly at home on Saturday January 11, 2014. Wally Everett in his 77th year of Heckston. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Jackson). Loving Dad of Mae Everett (Naoki) and Ernie. Cherished Grandpa of Blayze and Matthew. Survived by many brothers and sisters. A Memorial Service will be held at the Mountain Township Agricultural Hall 2967 Lough Road, South Mountain on Saturday January 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. By family request donations may be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at





Keith Ronald Owner and operator of Selleck Bus Lines for 41 years Keith Selleck in his 75th year of Spencerville, passed away peacefully at Bayfield Manor, Kemptville on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Beloved husband of Marlene (York). Loving father of Randy (Marie), Bonnie (Murray), Sheldon (Wendy), Darryl (Patricia) and Rhonda (Doug). Cherished Grandfather of Tyler (Celine), Ashley, Justin, Chelcie, Brandon, Kyle, Josh, Nicholas, Trevor, Dillon and Devin. Great grandfather to Sebastien, Madeliene, Chance and Josh Jr. Dear brother of Geneva O’Dell (late Burton), Merrick (Maria), Gloria (Bud Fawcett), Ray (Judy) and brotherin- law of Dwain Adams, Ann York (late Ken) and Tom York. Predeceased by his parents Orville and Mildred and sisters Beverley Selleck and Shirley Adams. By Keith’s request there will be no visitation or funeral. A celebration of life will be held at the Spencerville Legion; 27 Bennett Street; on Sunday January 26th from 2pm to 5pm. No flowers please. Donations may be made to Kemptville District Hospital or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613) 989-3836. Online condolences may be made at


saying “thank you” to the many families who have shown confidence in us since we came to Almonte in 1973. Some families are unable to visit this book on the anniversary of the death of those they love. For this reason we are proud to publish these names weekly as our way of saying…“We Remember”.

JANUARY 16th 1975 – Lyons, Daisy Margaret 1992 – Lalonde, Elizabeth Eileen 2001 – Leys, Winifred Irene 2003 – Bullock, Alton Lester “Tony”

1979 – Hannah, Florence Moore 1984 – Lee, Inez Emily 1994 – Hudson, Alfred Moorehouse 1999 – Law, Eva Margaret 2000 – Deugo, Alice Irene 2005 – Wickware, Ruth Evelyn

JANUARY 18th 1981 – McAuliffe, Christopher 1995 – Bulloch, Marguerite “Maggie” 1998 – Charles, Dorothy “Dot” 2013 – Watson, Shirley Marie JANUARY 19th 1978 – Julian, Thomas

JANUARY 20th 1975 – McGrath, Thomas Joshua 1989 – Mitchell, Dr. Howard Scott 2004 – Harvison, Marguerite Sara 2013 – Turner, Margaret JANUARY 21st 2013 – Cullen, Baby Catelin Joan Hazel JANUARY 22nd 1985 – Cochran, John Andrew 1995 – McLeod, Duncan Nathaniel 2000 – Aird, Helen McCrone 2008 – McCormack, John “Jack”

SHIPLEY, Johnny – Apr 9, 1952 - Jan 18, 2013. In loving memory of a husband, father and grandfather. Gone but not forgotten. Always in our hearts. Denise, Johnnie, Nicole, Ken and Alice, Stephanie, Trevor and Braxton

AUBIN – In loving memory of our parents, Nora and Leonard Aubin who passed away. Dad on January 16th, 2008 and Mom on March 12th, 2013. Mom and Dad We think of you in silence, We often speak your names, But all we have are memories, And your pictures in a frame. Your resting place we visit, And put your flowers there with care, But no one knows the heartache, As we turn and leave you there. We miss you both very much Love family



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(Died January 11, 2014) Suddenly at the Carleton Place Hospital, on Saturday January 11, 2014, at the age of 71. Loving wife of Darryl Sadler. Dear mother of Darrylene Sadler, Cory Sadler and Leslie (Willard Leeck). Proud grandmother of Nicole, Christopher, Jacobe, Johvi and Adrian. Great-grandmother of Ava and Zoey. Beverley will be missed by her extended family and many friends. Visitation will take place at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Thursday January 16, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment at United Cemeteries later in the spring. For those who wish, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McLEAN, Elsie Marguerite - In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed away January 12, 1989. Twenty five years have come and gone, And still the pain it lingers on, God has you in His keeping, We have you in our hearts, For what it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. The family chain is broken now As our lives go on without you. Sadly missed and always loved and remembered by daughter Jean Bisonette and grandchildren Norma Jean, Paul and John Bisonette

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Just inside the main entrance of the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home is a book of remembrance. Each day we turn a page in the book. The names of those we have served are inscribed on that date along with the year in which they passed away. It is our way of honouring and remembering a life that was lived. It is also our way of

JANUARY 17th 1985 – Bourgoin, Michel Jean “Mike” 1996 – Thatcher, Frederick S. 1998 – Fisher, Ida Dora 2003 – Deugo, Ruth Elizabeth 2012 – Finner, Bernard Gerard 2013 – Cameron, Helen Winnifred



Wanda Tensen (Toll) passed away at home after a lengthy illness, on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at the age of 63 years. Her life- long love and partner, husband Peter Tensen Sr. Survived by her mother Iva Toll and predeceased by her father Orval Toll, mother and father-in-law Anne & William Tensen. Will be sadly missed by her daughter Lorrie Briggs, son Peter Jr. (Cori). Wanda’s cherished grandchildren, Makikai Briggs (Tara), Kera and Kurtis Briggs and Dylan Jackson. Loving great-grandmother of Layla and Hallie Briggs. Survived by brothers Mike Toll (Nancy), Wayne Toll (Anne); sister, Brenda Toll; brotherin-law Joe Tensen (Joan), sisterin-law Willie Gordon (Doug), Morian Tensen (John) and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to visit at the St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 34 Main Street, Bishops Mills on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 1 to 5 pm. A Memorial Service was held at St. Andrew’s United Church on Monday at 2pm. Wanda’s urn will be interred in the spring at Bishops Mills Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation.



BAKER – In loving memory of our wonderful Mother and Nanny, Dorothy Baker, who passed away January 17, 1989. As time unfolds another year, Memories keep you ever near, Treasured thoughts of times together, Hold memories that last forever. Forever loved, forever missed, Judy and Vic, Janice, Jim and Marlene and their families

MacMILLAN, Keith – In loving memory of a dear son who passed away January 14, 2010. He is gone, but not forgotten, And, as dawns another year, In our lonely hours of thinking, Thoughts of him are always near. Days of sadness will come o’er us, Friends may think the wound is healed, But they little know the sorrow That lies within the heart concealed. Sadly missed Mom and Dad

LARRY LEESON (Sept. 4, 1941 – Jan. 14, 2008) It’s been six years since you left us and although the memories still take us by surprise and bring tears at times, we are also comforted by your presence. You were a larger-than-life character and so your spirit remains to inspire, challenge and protect us and make us laugh. You are still with us, and always will be. We love you Dad / Grandpa / Larry



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2013 excellent hay, 2000 small bales, (40 lb average) inside dry barn, brome and timothy, $3.50/bale. Carleton P l a c e / P e r t h 613-326-0366.

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◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Carleton Place South Business Park ◆ ◆ OFFICE/COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ SPACE 900, 1200 AND 3000 SQ FT. ◆

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Almonte2 Rooms $480.00 each, Bachelor apt $675.00 inc util, cable, internet, laundry facilities. Carleton Place- 1 Bedrm $670,00 plus util, Retail or commercial space $650.00 plus util & HST, Indoor Storage 1200 sq ft $700.00. Indoor vehicle Storage space $80.00 out door $50.00 Extra vehicle parking Spaces in town $5.00 day or $100.00 per month call 613-253-7777.

Kemptville area. Bachelor apartment. Very spacious. Fridge, stove, parking. Private entrance. $635 heat and hydro included. First and last required. No dogs. Available immediately. 613-258-4219, 613-258-2607.

Perth- 1 bedroom apartment, $620/month, in modern, well maintained, centrally located building. Security/intercom system, modern, professionally maintained, laundry facilities. Parking included. Plus hydro. (613)298-2983.

3 bedroom ensuite, large yard, two car garage, island kitchen, gas fireplace. February 1. $1,000. 613-264-8904 Perth. 3 bedroom house- Perth. 3 min. from town. Approx. 2000 sq.ft. Open concept. Fenced yard. 1 bathroom. Laundry. 2 acre lot. $1400/mth. plus utilities. Frist/last, security deposit, references and police check required. Jessica 613-206-4531. 3 bedroom, newer executive home with view of Dalhousie Lake. Access to public beach, 5 appliances included, main floor master with ensuite, rent $1,100 per month. Propane heat and utilities extra. Respectfully, no smoking, no pets. 613-264-0002. 600 sq.ft. apt. in our home. Almonte. Bathroom and kitchen privileges. $600 all inclusive. 613-256-0369. close to downtown $695 utilities, water and parking included. Call 613-796-8258.

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COMMERCIAL RENT 2 bedroom house with attached garage in Plevna. Balderson Cafe, 30 seat Freshly painted. Clean. completely equipped res- $595/mth. plus. taurant for rent. Available 613-795-1981. February 1. Gerry 613-278-0088. 2 bedroom on lake, Building/warehouse/shop $800/month, half heat plus space to rent, Hwy 7 hydro. Available immediCarleton Place, 3,200 sq. ately. 10 minutes to CarlePlace. Call ft. Available February 1. ton Call for information 613-259-5731. 613-913-1213. 2 level 3 bedroom home. Carleton Place, down- 6 years new in sought aftown, 2 stores, 761 sq. ft. ter neighbourhood min$650. 1000 ft. $875. Also utes to Perth. Great room Gibson Center, good com- with gas fireplace. Great mercial office space, 900, working kitchen. Main 1200, 3000 sq. ft. floor master with ensuite and walk-in closet. Main 613-257-5711. floor laundry/powder Merrickville, across from room. Upper level 2 large Canal locks, park and bedrooms and 4 piece Blockhouse. 2 storey bath. Partially finished building with patio, park- basement and cozy family ing, large lot. room. 2 car garage. 613-292-8930. $1,500/mth plus utilities. To view 613-264-0002. Store front retail space. Excellent location, down- (2)2 bedroom apartments town Carleton Place, near in Perth, fridge and stove town hall. 613-867-1905. included, 670 and $795 plus hydro. Call 613-267-6115. FOR RENT

4x5 round bales of hay for sale. Stored under cover. Carleton Place area. Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence 613-253-8006. System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307. We repair, modify or demolish any size Siberian Husky pups, 8 of structure. weeks, beautiful markings, Salvaged buildings, shots, dewormed, 2 black timber and logs for sale. and white ones, 2 light Various size buildings. coloured ones. All blue Fully insured. eyes. Parents on site. John Denton 613-489-1121 or 1 bedroom apartment, 613-794-4959. Contracting downtown Perth. Cell (613)285-7363 $800/month includes utilities. Call 613-483-9525 or MORTGAGES Hay- large and small 613-264-4860. bales. Excellent quality. Delivery available. Leave 1 bedroom, second floor message 613-345-1655. apartment, Balderson. CONSOLIDATE Fridge, stove, heat and hyDebts Mortgages to 90% dro included. $900/month. No income, Bad credit OK! No pets. First and last reTOM’S CUSTOM Better Option Mortgage quired. Gerry AIRLESS PAINTING #10969 613-278-0088. Specializing in roof 1-800-282-1169 barn & aluminum/ 1 bedroom upstairs apt. vinyl siding painting Central location, Carleton Place. Fridge and stove in*30 years experience. Mortgage Solutions cluded. First and last *Screw nailing and Purchases, Consolida- months rent and good refroof repairs. tions, Construction. erences required. $650 Insured and Bonded Lower than bank posted plus heat and hydro. No Free Estimates rates (OAC) On-Site Pri- pets. 613-257-4627. vate Funds for credit is(613)283-8475 sues, discharged 2 bedroom 3rd floor bankrupts and BFS apartment. Perth. Heat, without proven income. water, fridge, stove, parkChase Financial ing, yard. Coin laundry in LIVESTOCK $700/month 1-613-384-1301 Chase basement. hydro. Available Financial o/b 835289 plus Hereford bull, 11 months old. Sired by Registered Ontario Inc. Brokerage January 1. 613-267-6617. purebred hereford. Mother License #10876 2 bedroom apt. Smiths a hereford. Call Falls. Clean, quiet building. 613-256-1368. 613-229-1653.



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Kemptville- brand new, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms contemporary condo terrace home in desirable neighbourhood. 1138 sq.ft. many upgrades. Close to hospital, schools, hiking tails and shopping. Condo fees, water and parking spot are included. Gas and hydro extra. $1,300/mth. Call Mike 613-325-0754.

Carleton Place, 1 bedroom, $665/mo + util. Quiet secure building overlooking park & river. (Parking/Laundry included) Available March 1. References required. Please call John Lanark, large 2 bedroom 613-253-7068 apartment, $575/month. Carleton Place- 3 bed- Fridge and stove included. Call room house. Finished References. basement with walk-out to 613-259-3201 leave message. fenced yard. Deck, two 3-pc. bathrooms, walk to schools and shopping. No Merrickville, $975. Refdogs. $1,330/mth. plus erences required. Quiet, gas and hydro. Available private, bright, furnished unfurnished. Fully March 1/14. or equipped kitchen, bath613-253-3104. room, laundry, bedroom Carleton Place, apartment (queen), A/C, patio, parkdowntown, stairs, first/last ing, 4 minute walk to month rent, references, no downtown. No smoking, smoking, no pets. no pets. 613-269-2964. 613-867-1905. Merrickville, 1 bedroom spacious, luxury apartCarleton Place. Freshly ment, newly renovated, painted one bedroom 10’ ceilings, hydro masapartment for rent, sage soaker tub in large $700/month plus utilities, bathroom with separate first and last month re- standup shower, real slate quired. 613-250-0032. and hardwood floors, 5 Available February 1. stainless steel appliances. Heat, hydro, storage and Carleton Place. New con- parking included. No do, 1 bedroom, hardwood smoking. No pets. and tile throughout, new Available February 1. stainless steel appliances $1,100/month. Leave a including washer and dry- message 613-720-4328. er. Heat, A/C and parking included. Security and fit- Merrickvillecentral, ness gym on site. 2-storey, 1 bedroom plus Available immediately. loft apartment, 2 bath$ 1 , 4 0 0 / m o n t h . rooms, newly renovated, 613-491-0311. parking, washer and dryer. Water included. Hardwood Code Apartments. Smiths floors. $1,000/month plus Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 heat and hydro. bedroom in clean, quiet, 613-608-6033. Serious adult building. Fridge, enquiries only please. stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779. Newly renovated, 2 bedroom house, Carleton Elmsley St North, Smiths Place. Fridge, stove, heat, Falls, 2nd floor, 3 bed- hydro, parking, washer room apartment, conven- and dryer included ient location, laundry in $1,200/month. No pets, unit, hardwood, impres- no smoking, first, last, refsive gas fireplace, lovely erences. 613-621-2299, big building. Deck at back. leave message. Parking available. Drapes included. Utilities extra. Newly renovated, very Available January 1, 2014. large 1/2 house, 1 bed$ 9 0 0 / m o n t h . room. Country setting by 613-283-1697. water, near Balderson. $880/mth. Heat included. Free rent in exchange for Basic hydro. work, 12 hours every 613-795-1981. weekend on a farm in exchange for 2 bedroom Pakenham area. 2 bedvery modest house with room brick bungalow with wood heating, near carport. 20 min. to Kanata. Kemptville, ON. 5 appliances. $1,200/mth. 6 1 3 - 2 3 2 - 7 6 0 9 , Clean country air and sun613-258-2958. sets are free. 1 year minimum. First/last. Furnished room own bath- References required. room, laundry, share Available January 1. kitchen, 5 min walk college 613-256-2534. admin 10 min equine, female, no pets/smoking. $500/mth. (613)215-0816. STORAGE Hopetown/Poland area, heated small 2 bedroom bungalow, $725/month. Fridge and stove included. References. Call 613-259-3201 leave message. Kemptville- 2 bedroom upstairs apt. Available at Sandy Mountain. No pets. First, last, references required. $850/mth. includes heat, hydro, fridge, stove, parking. 613-989-2100.

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LUXURY APARTMENTS ASHLEY CHASE now has a 1 bedroom unit available, as well as a couple of 2 bedroom, one bathroom units. ASHLEY CHASE is a luxury apartment building with an exercise room, library, and entertainment room. All units have central air. Located near downtown Perth, overlooking the Tay River. For information call Andrew Mitton 613-267-6980 THE EMC - 43 - Thursday, January 16, 2014

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, adult building. 10 Craig St. Fridge, stove, parking and laundry facilities. $820/month + utilities. Available February 1. Phone 613-283-5996. Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $795/month plus hydro. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Perth, 2 bedroom bright apartment, downtown, with balcony. Laundry included. $800 plus hydro. Available February 1. 613-200-7467.

FOR RENT Room- Located in the heart of Perth near the Perth Pool. Walking distance to Algonquin College and all essential services. Room and house privileges available in a 4 bedroom house shared with other tenants. House has full basement with newly renovated bathroom. Washer and dryer available in basement. House is completed with yard, deck, and shed. Available January 1st, 2014. $550/month Utilities Included (Water, Heat, Air Conditioner, Hydro). No Pets. No smoking in house. Contact: 613-264-8565 After 7 p.m.


Gravel Pit, Class A Licence and hunter/fisherman’s dream, $425,000 negotiable. Total property approximately 290 acres comprised of gravel pit and lake frontage. Location Arden, Ontario. Approximately 8 km to Hwy 7 on Clark Road. Total licenced pit area approx 105 acres. Clean sand and river stone. No annual extraction limit. Site plan filed with MNR, MTO quality gravel, gravel analysis on request. Private access to Kellar Lake, includes 3,400’ of shoreline. Contact

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Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 2 bedroom apartment, $860/month includes heat and hydro. Available January 1. 613-264-8380.

“Pines” Bargain- Private Sale. Three bedroom bungalow, exceptionally maintained, updates, family kitchen, fireplaces, gas, new bathroom. Low heating costs. Reduced to sell. $236,000.00. Call Charlie Shared accommodations, 613-285-6989. female preferred, sunny upper floor in beautiful country home, near FrankHELP WANTED town. Includes private living area, balcony and bedroom, $550 inclusive. 613-284-9832.

Perth, 2 bedroom ground floor apartment, $750 plus Smiths Falls- 1 bedroom apt. Behind Food Basic’s, hydro. 613-267-4831. near schools. Fridge, stove, no pets. $650/plus. Perth. 2 bedroom upstairs Available immediately. apartment, available Feb- 613-284-4603, e-mail ruary 1, $640/month plus heat and hydro. 613-273-5536. Smiths Falls 2 bedroom upstairs apt. Heat and waPerth, condo in the popu- ter included. $700/mth. lar Carolina Court, 2 bed- First and last required. rooms, 1-1/2 baths with 613-913-8185. Premier walk-in tub, second floor corner unit in se- Smiths Falls, 3 Bdrm. cure adult building with Ground floor. 66 Queen St. elevator. Central air and 6 $915/mth. First & last appliances included in month rent. Gas & hyrdo unit. Can be rented fur- extra. Della Realy nished or unfurnished. 613-790-8556. $1,500/month plus gas and hydro. 613-285-4510. Smiths Falls. Bachelor apartment, available May Perth, large, bright 1 and 1, no pets, no smoking, 2 bedroom apartments. single female preferred. Close to stores and other Call Graham amenities. Laundry, stor- 613-283-0865. age locker and parking available. Ample kitchen cabinets and closet space. Smiths Falls- CarssPrivate balcony. Fridge ridge Apartment, 1 bed$920/month, and stove provided. Please room, available immediately. call 613-264-0002. Heat, hydro, cable included. Please call Perth- Nice 2 bedroom 613-283-9650. apartment in town, $800/month plus utilities, Smiths Falls. Nice 2 bedseniors preferred. room upstairs apartment. Fridge, stove, back yard, 613-267-5746. parking, non-smoking, no pets, first and last. $755 RETIREMENT APART- plus hydro. 613-802-1678 MENTS, ALL INCLUSIVE please leave message. Meals, transportation, activities daily. Short Leases. Monthly Spacious newly renovated 3 bedroom apt downtown Specials! Perth $800 + heat Call 877-210-4130 613-264-8904 avail Feb. 1.




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WELDER WANTED Welder required for manufacturing a range of construction equipment and roof safety equipment such as concrete buckets and roof railings. Experience an asset. Immediate Start in Perth, ON. Must be willing to learn, hardworking, creative, able to work in a team or alone. Apply via email to Aubrey Ghinn or call 613-267-4493

Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club Requires

A Part-Time Bookkeeper The preferred candidate will possess UÊ}œœ`Ê>˜>Þ̈V>Ê>˜`ʈ˜ÌiÀ«iÀܘ>Ê skills UÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜Vi`ʈ˜ÊÕȘ}Ê>VVœÕ˜Ìˆ˜} software. UÊ܈ÊLiÊÀi뜘ÈLiÊvœÀÊ>Ê>VVœÕ˜Ìà «>Þ>LiÉÀiViˆÛ>LiÊ>˜`Ê«>ÞÀœ >`“ˆ˜ˆÃÌÀ>̈œ˜ÊvœÀÊ̅iÊVÕL° UÊÀi«œÀÌÊ̜Ê̅iÊi˜iÀ>Ê>˜>}iÀ and Board of Directors. UÊ܈ÊÀiµÕˆÀiÊn‡£ÓʅœÕÀÃÊ«iÀÊÜiiŽÊ‡ …œÕÀÞÊÃ>>ÀÞÊÀ>˜}iÊ̜ÊLiʘi}œÌˆ>Ìi`° Please respond by email to CL453770/0116

Sales Representative Rid eau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage

613-273-5000 Cottage Resort Business: 14 furnished clean and tidy rental cottages, over 800’ of great shoreline. 7 room owners home. $735,000 includes 10 boats, 10 motors, all furnishings. 100 Acre Hillside Productive Farm: Huge dairy barn and 10 room red brick farm house. Small maple bush, 1000’ road frontage. $224,900. Owner anxious. Perfect Fixer Upper Home: New construction 2000 sq.ft. partly completed house on private wooded lot. $72,000. Napanee area: Streamside attractive 4 bedroom 2 storey spacious 1-1/2 bathroom, clean and tidy farmhouse on treed acre plus waterfront lot, just minutes from Napanee. $179,000. Perfect village 1200 sq.ft. spacious like new bungalow. Fully finished lower level. Large master bedroom with ensuite. Lot 300’ deep x 90’ frontage. Bargain priced at $163,000. Near by village winter fixer-upper project. 9 room spacious home on big treed lot. Garage and barn. $59,900 with $1900 down. Wanted: Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price. Cash buyer seeking small hobby or horse farm with good house and barn. Any location.

Utilex Hydrovac Service Utilex Hydrovac Services will be accepting resumes for a full time OPERATOR An AZ or DZ licence is required for this position, as well as a clean driver abstract is essential. Previous driving experience is an asset, on job training will be provided. Utilex offers competitive wages, benefits and pension plan. Please fax all resumes to 1-866-824-5695 or they can be dropped off in person to 183 Harper Rd.





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DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrakes: Guaranteed 40 hour work week + overtime, paid travel, lodging, meal allowance, 4 weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vacation/excellent benefits package. Must be able to have extended stays away from home for three months at a time. Experience Needed: Valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrakes, commercial driving experience. Apply online at under careers, FastTRACK Application.

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Carefor Health & Community Services NEEDS YOU! 

Personal Support Worker Job Fair

Date: Tuesday January 21, 2014: 2-6 p.m. Location: 101 Beckwith Street, Carleton Place, ON

Date: Monday January 20, 2014: 2-6 p.m. Location: 6315 Hazeldean Rd, Stittsville, ON

Date: Wednesday January 22, 2014: 2-6 p.m. Location: 6240 Perth Street, Richmond, ON

Date: Thursday January 30, 2014: 4-7 p.m. Location: Carefor Adult Day Program, 2576 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON


Full-Time, Part-Time and Casual PSWs Required Immediately!

Date: Thursday January 23, 2014: 2-6 p.m. Location: 5499 S River Dr, Manotick, ON First 10 attendees will receive a $5.00 Tim Card For immediate consideration please forward your resume to or visit us at

EďŹ&#x20AC;ec ve January 1, 2014, three strong mutual insurance companies, Glengarry Mutual, Lanark Mutual and Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mutual amalgamate to form The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group. We are proud to be a leader within the P&C industry oďŹ&#x20AC;ering a Mutual experience with a combined history of over 300 years! We are commi ed to profitable growth, team development, ingenuity, while having fun at work. We encourage a work-life balance and we are serious about what we do.

AccounĆ&#x;ng Manager Perth, Ontario

The accoun ng manager is responsible for managing the overall financial opera ons for Eastern Ontario including the management of its accoun ng, treasury, A/P and A/R func ons. The Accoun ng Manager will provide complete, mely and accurate financial informa on, including analysis, budge ng and forecas ng for management and regulators. Our candidate will also be responsible to develop and maintain internal controls and accoun ng policies and also possesses leadership quali es valuing people, performance, building strong rela onships with a balanced perspec ve on con nuous improvement. This posi on reports to the VP Finance & CFO located in Lindsay Ontario. You possess an accoun ng designa on such as CA, CMA or CGA and can demonstrate a solid understanding of accoun ng principles. Five years management experience is necessary as is the ability to respond appropriately under pressure with a calm and steady demeanor. Excellent leadership, communica on, presenta on, problem solving and organiza onal skills are essen al and you possess sound analy cal thinking, planning, priori za on, and execu on skills. Systems implementa ons & a CIP designa on will be considered an asset.


We oďŹ&#x20AC;er a unique work experience, valuable learning opportuni es, and opportunity for personal growth with a balanced compe ve compensa on package. Qualified applicants are asked to submit their resume by January 17th, 2014 to:

The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Company

We thank all candidates for their applicaĆ&#x;ons, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.






Job PosĆ&#x;ng

General Manager Metroland East â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Smiths Falls

THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corpora on, Metroland is one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community informa on to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and adver sers and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re con nuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connec on to the community. For further informa on, please visit THE POSITION â&#x20AC;˘ Repor ng into the Regional General Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for the Phone Book division serving 23 markets in Ontario, the Smiths Falls Record News, Kemptville Advance, Perth Courier, and the Almonte / Carleton Place Canadian Gaze e. Successful candidate will lead our sales teams, represent Metroland in the Community, and meet company standards for profitability and editorial excellence. Candidate will also focus their team on new regional objec ves set out by the Regional Publisher such as digital strategies, specialty publica ons, and website audience enhancement. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES â&#x20AC;˘ Develop, implement and manage strategies to meet and exceed YTD performance goals and objec ves as well as maximize market poten al in all business segments/divisions. â&#x20AC;˘ Develop and execute aggressive sales and marke ng strategies across the Phonebook division, all 4 newspapers and the regional websites. â&#x20AC;˘ Day to day management of the division to achieve the opera ng plan including financial, digital, editorial, circula on, and administra ve budgets/plans by implemen ng management controls which monitor performance and by taking correc ve ac on when areas of non-performance is iden fied. â&#x20AC;˘ Assist the Regional General Manager and Regional Publisher in the development of strategic plans that clearly iden fies objec ves, strategies, priori es and new innova ve opportuni es in this division â&#x20AC;˘ To maximize community and reader involvement through mely, crea ve and accurate repor ng of news happenings in a style and manner that adheres to Editorial standards â&#x20AC;˘ To monitor the distribu on system to ensure accurate and mely delivery of company products and inserts â&#x20AC;˘ Iden fies and develops new business opportuni es to a ain and exceed revenue targets â&#x20AC;˘ To maintain a high level of awareness of the Division in the community by maintaining contact with readers, community leaders, businesses associa ons, and through Division promo ons and by par cipa ng in community events â&#x20AC;˘ To ensure that all staďŹ&#x192;ng levels meet short and long-term needs of the divisions and that fair and eďŹ&#x20AC;ec ve performance measures are assigned and employees are mo vated to achieve and/or exceed their assigned goals and objec ves u lizing sound management tools and prac ces â&#x20AC;˘ Promotes a coopera ve and harmonious working climate which will be conducive to maximum morale, produc vity, and eďŹ&#x192;ciency/eďŹ&#x20AC;ec veness â&#x20AC;˘ Support corporate sales with local sales ac vity SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Building EďŹ&#x20AC;ec ve Teams * Conflict Management * Dealing with Ambiguity * Developing Direct Reports & Others Direc ng Others * Innova on Management * Managerial Courage * Managing Vision & Purpose * Poli cal Savvy* Strategic Thinking â&#x20AC;˘ Strong planning skills required in order to develop strategic plans to increase revenue-produc on opportuni es â&#x20AC;˘ Must be results oriented â&#x20AC;˘ Experience with and understanding of Metroland digital strategies â&#x20AC;˘ Strong and proven project management skills â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent communica on and interpersonal skills are needed in leadership role with staďŹ&#x20AC; to mo vate and clearly indicate goals and performance requirements across many divisions within a large geographic footprint. â&#x20AC;˘ Must also be able to communicate well in the community as the primary representa ve of the divisions. Strong knowledge of the Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s products, services, circula on and demographics in order to properly develop strategies that increase the divisions growth and revenues â&#x20AC;˘ Crea ve and innova ve thinker who can analyze and develop new solu ons or approaches â&#x20AC;˘ 5-7 years relevant experience including direct management experience of community newspaper(s) â&#x20AC;˘ College or University degree/diploma or equivalent experience Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external pos ng and that further considera on will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the posi on. Please email your resume to Karen Pogue, by Friday January 24th, 2014.

THE EMC - 44 - Thursday, January 16, 2014

Casual work in ďŹ ve support homes for people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Duties include personal care, counselling, community activities, housekeeping. Opportunities in any one or all ďŹ ve locations. Must be willing and able to work day, evening and night shifts, including weekends and holidays. Minimum QualiďŹ cations: UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â?Â?i}iĂ&#x160;`Â&#x2C6;ÂŤÂ?Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;>Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;VÂ&#x2C6;>Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;ViĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160; from a recognized Ontario College of Applied Arts & Technology and/or experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities; UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Â?Â?i}iĂ&#x160;VÂ&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;ÂŤÂ&#x2026;>Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x201C;>VÂ&#x153;Â?Â&#x153;}Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;vĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160; a recognized Ontario College of Applied Arts & Technology; UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;LiĂ&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;>Â&#x17D;iĂ&#x160; *,Ă&#x2030;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;`Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160; *Ă&#x2020; UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160;6>Â?Â&#x2C6;`Ă&#x160;`Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x20AC;½Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â?Â&#x2C6;ViÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x2020; UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160;VĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x203A;Ă&#x2022;Â?Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;>LÂ?iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x192;iVĂ&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;VĂ&#x20AC;iiÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;VĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;>Â?Ă&#x160; reference check. Extensive experience and training in working with people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities would be considered an asset for this position. -Ă&#x152;>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;,>Ă&#x152;i\Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160;fÂŁn°xÂ&#x2122;Ă&#x160;ÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC; Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;i`Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;ÂľĂ&#x2022;>Â?Â&#x2C6;wi`Ă&#x160;>ÂŤÂŤÂ?Â&#x2C6;V>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Â?`Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;LÂ&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160; their resume and letter of interest to the main ofďŹ ce: Tayside Community Options *°"°Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Ă?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2021;äĂ&#x2021; £ääĂ&#x160;7Â&#x2C6;Â?Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;iiĂ&#x152;Ă&#x160; >Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152; *iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;]Ă&#x160;"Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;>Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x160; Ă&#x2021;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17D;xĂ&#x160; >Ă?\Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2C6;ÂŁĂ&#x17D;Â&#x2021;Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x2C6;{Â&#x2021;ÂŁÂ&#x2122;Ă&#x17D;ä Email:


LUXURY APARTMENTS COLONEL BY now has a couple of two bedroom units available, with one or two bathrooms. COLONEL BY is a luxury apartment building with a library, entertainment room, exercise room. All units have central air. Located in a residential area close to the County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. For information call Andrew Mitton 613-283-9650


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" -Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;" -Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;" PERMANENT Opportunities in Perth, Cornwall & Brockville







All are permanent positions with beneďŹ ts, pension plans etc. In a variety of industries and locations. 20 Industrial Labour positions in Perth, Ontario. 12 Hour Continental shifts. Starting wage $13.00. Shift premiums. For following Areas Brockville, Cornwall, Perth Smiths Falls 1) Brockville-Perth-Cornwall Industrial ElectricianCertiďŹ ed-2-5 yrs. exp.(several locations) Starts: $26 an hour plus 2) Brockville-Perth-Cornwall industrial millwright- CertiďŹ es 2-5 yrs. exp. (several locations) Starts: $26 an hour plus 3) Smiths Falls Area- Sales & leasing representative Automotive Industry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 positions (commission-bonus-2000 monthly) 4) Cornwall/Hawkesbury: Purchaser â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50K to be discussed 5) Cornwall- 4 perm positions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Recycling Industry2 supervisor (night shift) & 2 Industrial mechanics (night & day shift) salary starts 28 and hour and up depends on experience. 6) Perth- Environmentalist- (Industrial) 60-75K 7) Perth- Lean Leader (Industrial) 60-80k Experience base 8) Brockville: Pharmaceutical: Plumber 9) Brockville: Pharmaceutical: (Industrial) Calibration Technician 10) Perth: IT professional (PT): Industrial environment Please contact Julie Running at 613-342-0250 and create online proďŹ le at




The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is a fully accredited acute care community hospital located on two state-of-the-art sites in the picturesque communities of Perth and Smiths Falls. The hospital delivers a broad range of primary and secondary services and programs such as emergency care, medicine, obstetrics, general and specialty surgical services, dialysis, as well as diagnostic imaging, laboratory and infection control services.

As President & CEO, you will report to a highly skilled policy governance Board of Directors, and lead a reputable and skilled executive team. As a coach, manager and advocate, you will promote PSFDH’s Mission, ensure operational and clinical excellence, champion quality patient care, foster organizational accountability and financial stewardship, build upon a strong community presence, while fostering an environment where everyone is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. PSFDH has strengthened its financial position while supporting its goals of providing excellent, high quality patient care and satisfaction in conjunction with ensuring the ongoing engagement of all staff and physicians. The new President & CEO will continue to develop relationships with the staff, physicians, volunteers, auxiliaries and foundations and work on strengthening relationships and partnerships with community groups and stakeholders. You will have experience in the areas of clinical care, quality and risk management; possess a strong fiscal acumen to ensure the PSFDH’s financial health; and solid experience developing relationships with strategic partners. The ideal candidate will also have current senior hospital administration experience. These skills will be highly valued, as will your knowledge of and exposure to policy governance. If you are interested in a great opportunity to build and lead a progressive community hospital, rated as one of the top 10 A+ hospitals in Canada, please apply in confidence

to Ms. Lynda Hendriks, Chair, Board of Directors at For further information, please contact Karen Kelly, Board Coordinator/Executive Assistant at 613-283-2330 ext. 1129 or




Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor

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

Regular Part Time and Casual RN The Almonte General Hospital has been providing excellent medical care to area residents for generations. The Hospital’s dedicated and highly trained doctors and nurses, modern facilities and smaller size combine state-of-the-art services with the personal care and attention that only a small community hospital can provide. The 52-bed Hospital provides an extensive range of services, including 24-hour emergency services, a complete range of obstetrical care and the Region’s Chronic Care and Day Hospital Programs. Fairview Manor, a division of Almonte General Hospital, is a long-term care home owned and operated by the Almonte General Hospital. The new Manor, which opened in April 2007, is home to 112 residents. It provides all levels of long-term care, including a special care unit for residents with memory loss and offers programs within a longterm care environment that respect residents’ individuality, dignity, privacy and personal choice, while meeting their physical, functional, psychosocial and cognitive needs. We are currently seeking Registered Nurses specializing in the areas of Long Term Care and Complex Continuing Care. All Registered Nurses are members of ONA with hourly rates ranging from $30.17 per hour to $42.85 per hour. Qualifications: • Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse. • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, completed • Minimum five (5) years of Nursing experience with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in Long Term Care or Complex Continuing Care, preferably as a Charge RN. • Current CPR • Negative Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) issued within last six (6) months Competencies and Personal Attributes: • Committed to excellence, quality, and patient safety, working within a cohesive team • Working knowledge of the RAI-MDS process • Knowledge of PIECES and Gentle Persuasive Approaches Please visit our website for more details: Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes to: Jennifer Jones, Human Resources Officer Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor 75 Spring Street, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 email: Fax: (613) 256-6966

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.


If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where customer satisfaction is #1 we invite you to send us your resume. We offer competitive wages plus benefits and incentive programs. Apply to: Nicole McNamee or call 613-342-0234

Brockville, Ontario

NEWMAR EQUIPMENT & TIRE Newmar Equipment and Tire will be hiring a full time WELDER/ FABRICATOR

The Mississippi Mills Public Library is looking for a Part Time Branch Services Supervisor who is dynamic, community-focused and has the experience to introduce new initiatives that are responsive to community and patron needs.

QUALIFICATIONS. u Two year Library Technician Diploma with relevant experience in a public library setting or equivalent combination of education and experience u Successful experience in a public library setting with some supervisory experience; demonstrated progressive responsibility u Proficiency in windows based computer system/software, spreadsheet software and social media tools is required; experience with library circulation systems/software is preferred. u Excellent oral and written communications skills u Excellent public relations skills; tact, resourcefulness, flexibility and ability to perform well under stress u Ability to work as part of a team Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, January 24, 2014. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Ms. Pam Harris, CEO/Chief Librarian Tel: 613.256-1037 Fax: 613.256-4887 Email:


Newmar offers competitive wages as well as a benefit package.

QUALIFICATIONS Minimum 5 years related experience in Heavy Structural Construction Projects; Bridges, Hydro Dams, Canal Locks, etc. Minimum of 3 years in supervisory role Knowledge of local, provincial and federal workplace compliance regulations and legislation Ability to read and interpret specifications and drawings with the knowledge of job costing and associated processes Understanding fundamentals of contracts and experience in managing subcontractors under the terms of a contract Highly developed problem solving and analytical skills

Please email resumes to or they can be dropped off in person to 183 Harper Rd. CL452812_0116 CL453756_0116

DUTIES Working in the Pakenham Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library and under the direction of the CEO/Chief Librarian: u acts as supervisor for branch services u is responsible for providing public library services including circulation duties, reader’s advisory and reference support, collection maintenance, social media u troubleshoots technology u with our team plans and oversees programmes and community outreach u supports special grant projects or programmes (for example, summer students, tech tutors, literacy tutors) u assists with selection of adult materials u assists with the training of new staff u organizes and directs Pakenham Branch staff and volunteers u Other duties as assigned

Previous experience required. Must be able to multitask, and work well in a team environment.

Greyleith Limited now part of the Cruickshank group of companies, has an opening in their Carleton Place location for the following positions:


Because tomorrow matters

Coordinate and ensure efficient use of labour, equipment and material resource requirements


Take the lead on productivity issues and monitor work performance and efficiency of employees and subcontractors to ensure project plans and schedule are followed


In its 20 year of operation, Magenta has grown to become the largest non-institutional mortgage lender in Eastern Ontario.

Assist in the resolution of design issues, change requests, material defects, schedule difficulties and equipment problems. Monitor job progress and provides regular progress reporting to Project Manager Take an active role in monitoring direct reports’ performance, providing feedback and taking corrective action To apply please send your resume and cover letter to: no later than January 31, 2014

The Company is seeking a legal clerk with at least 2 years experience in real estate law office to be a Funding Specialist. CL457843


CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF MISSISSIPPI MILLS Mississippi Mills Public Library requires a Branch Services Supervisor (Pakenham Branch) Salary Currently under Review



Registered Nurses (RN)


President & CEO – January 2014 Due to the pending retirement of the current President & CEO, the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital (the “Hospital”) is seeking a highly skilled, motivated individual to fill this challenging role.








Location: Perth or Kanata Detailed position description at:

Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations.

E-mail resume & THE EMC - 45 - Thursday, January 16, 2014

Die Reprocessing Operator


Central Wire Industries Ltd., a leading stainless and nickel alloy wire manufacturer, has an opening for a Die Reprocessing Operator in their Perth, Ontario location (shift to be determined). Die Reprocessing Operators are responsible for reprocessing all types of dies used at Central Wire as well as maintaining the die stock and equipment. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented, possess excellent time management skills with the ability to work independently and perform multiple tasks. Central Wire offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package. If you are interested in becoming part of the CWI team, please submit your rĂŠsumĂŠ by email to or mail to the address below. Central Wire Industries Ltd. Attn: Human Resources 1 North Street Perth, Ontario K7H 2S2






Production Artist -A career opportunity â&#x20AC;&#x201C;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for an experienced production artist to become a Nunatsiaq News layout artist in a stable and successful group of companies. Our companies publish Nunatsiaq News, serving 40 communities across the Arctic in print and on the web, and operate Ayaya Marketing and Communications, a prominent northern advertising agency. This position is in Ottawa. Experience in newspaper and advertising layout experience a must. Experience preparing financial quotations for newspaper and web advertisers an asset. Competitive compensation, benefits, flexible hours and profit-sharing. Our websites are at and Send resume to David Roberts,






STUDENT SUMMER JOBS Do you thrive on variety? Are you looking for interesting work? Do you want to learn new skills? A summer job at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority may be the ideal opportunity for you! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for keen students to fill summer jobs in the Manotick area, at our Foley Mountain Conservation Area in Westport and at our satellite office in Carleton Place. Visit and click on Summer Student Opportunities for more information. Send your resume to before February 6. CL454043_0116

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Box 2222, 2755 Highway 43 Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0 REQUIRES CASUAL CUSTODIANS Almonte, Perth, Smiths Falls, Gananoque, Brockville (and surrounding areas) $19.81/hour

Server wanted to start immediately in established British restaurant in Merrickville. Must be a team player and have Smartserve. Call 613-269-2976 or email

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is seeking Custodians to work on a casual and as needed basis, to cover for vacancies in schools in the above-noted areas. Qualified applicants should have experience in industrial cleaning and/or maintenance and be able to meet the physical requirements for material and furniture handling.








Interested applicants are requested to forward a cover letter and resume in confidence by January 24, 2014 to the attention of: Barb Renaud Coordinator of Employee Services Fax: (613) 258-3610 E-mail:

Medical Secretary / Admin Assistant (1 FTE)


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Hunt & Dopson Insurance Group Inc is looking to ďŹ ll our ofďŹ ce managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position. Our manager will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of our Broker team.


Brent Laton Chair of the Board

The successful candidate must have their RIBO license and at least ďŹ ve years of experience in personal/ commercial lines insurance. Prior management experience an asset.

Wm. J. Gartland Director of Education


Please forward resume by fax or email by Jan 31, 2013 to: 613-283-3671 or by email: or send by mail to: P.O. Box 428 Stn Main Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T4

A growing community of 57,000, Lanark County is the diamond of Eastern Ontario. Picture perfectly located where the Canadian Shield, with countless lakes and rivers, meets the beautiful farmland of the Ottawa Valley. Just forty five minutes from downtown Ottawa, Lanark County is growing progressively while proudly embracing its heritage. Director of Public Works

Free Services Include:

Are you an energetic, dynamic and motivated person with previous Insurance experience?

MANDATE: Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer you will provide strong strategic leadership to dedicated employees and senior staff. You are responsible for leading the road engineering and operations of the Public Works Department. You will provide sound professional advice, timely, responsive, effective and efficient implementation of Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s directives, policies and programs with a maintained focus on service improvement. You bring a portfolio of success in developing and prioritizing capital infrastructure plans and strategies, and will continue to build on a strong foundation that supports Lanark Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mandate. Along with exceptional leadership skills you will possess exceptional judgment and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective working partnerships with key stakeholders including council, staff and the community. Explore this rewarding opportunity and learn more about the requirements for this position, including application deadline, by visiting employment opportunities on our website at: THE EMC - 46 - Thursday, January 16, 2014

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The North Lanark Community Health Centre, a part of Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services, is a fully accredited health centre providing primary health care and health promotion services to the community of North Lanark. We currently have an opening for a permanent, full-time, Medical Secretary/ Administrative Assistant. Reporting to the Director of Health Services, the Medical Secretary/Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the Director of Health Services; manages primary care staff scheduling, performs medical secretary functions and acts as staff resource to the Primary Care Team. The position will also be required to perform other related duties including back-up reception. The successful candidate will have a medical secretary or related course with a minimum of two years of experience working in health or social services (or the equivalent combination of education and experience), be proficient in word processing, general computer and client software skills (ie scanning and management of medical records) and have excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to be client focused, flexible, organized, and to work in a busy team environment is required. Interested individuals should reply in writing by noon January 24, 2014 to: Kerri Choffe North Lanark Community Health Centre 207 Robertson Drive, Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 Email: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;A1â&#x20AC;? Handyman with halfton truck. Roof snow removal, dump hauling, wood splitting, tree removal, carpentry, siding, painting, roofing, general maintenance. Call Kevin 613-253-4764. Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.


Certified PSW plus house cleaning. Reasonable rates. Smiths Falls and area. Call 613-283-9067.

M&K Renovations looking for jobs: Siding, decking, fencing, drywall, painting, laminated floors, windows, doors. Call Mike for 613-259-2446, Clean As A Whistle, quote, 613-464-2622. House Cleaning Services. We also do offices. Call 6 1 3 - 2 8 3 - 9 8 2 3 , Professional & Reliable Movers- 2 Men & 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 613-430-0162. Cube $95/hr, 2 Men & 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Free pick-up of old appli- Refrigerated Cube Van $95 ances, furnaces, A/Cs, car hr + Fuel Surcharge, 3 batteries, electronics, oth- Men & 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Moving Van er scrap metal. Scott in $125/hr. Call to Book your Carleton Place Move 613-284-8281. 613-240-0374. Send A Load to the dump, Mature PSW offering pri- cheap. Clean up clutter, vate home care in Perth garage sale leftovers or and area. Help with the leaf and yard waste. things you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do on 613-256-4613. your own in order to keep you in your home. Flexible T.L.C. scheduling. Reasonable HOME rates. Call Doug IMPROVEMENTS 613-264-0828 or email at No job too small! Free estimates â&#x20AC;˘ Home Renovations HELP WANTED â&#x20AC;˘ Plumbing Repairs â&#x20AC;˘ Painting/cleanup â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177

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Positions ( 2 ): Adult Day Program Worker Hours of Work: 40 hours per week Reports to: Executive Director, and Adult Day Program Coordinator Date Posted: January 12, 2014 Deadline: January 26, 2014 Respond to: Director Start date: February 15, 2014 Location: 12 Elliot Street, Perth ON K7H 3A3

Tired from working all week and then having to clean all weekend! I am an energetic, house cleaner looking for a few new clients. Very experienced and extremely thorough. Cleaning in the Carleton Place and surrounding areas. References upon request. Barb McKay 613-492-0448.

CLEANING / JANITORIAL Every Working Mother & Father needs a housewife. Each home is custom priced in the presence of the owner to ensure my cleaning will meet your needs & budget. 613-219-7277. House Cleaning Service Sparkle & Shine Professional, dependable, customeroriented. Bi/Weekly. Tailored to your needs. Kemptville area. For a free consultation/estimate. 613-295-3663

GARAGE SALE/ FLEA MARKET Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 36 vendors. Open daily 10-5.



Contract Production Operators â&#x20AC;˘ Perth & Brockville

You will be a member of our manufacturing group and an active member of a flexible team of workers responsible for the daily production of quality products and continuous improvements throughout 3M Canada's Eastern Ontario manufacturing facilities. You will operate and maintain production equipment, be responsible for material handling and production reporting, and maintain a safe work environment. Applicants must have a highschool diploma â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the ability to operate a forklift is a definite asset. Working along with the rest of 3M's manufacturing team, you will work to understand and exceed 3M customer expectations. We are looking for reliable individuals who are fast learners with a strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills. Ref #PTH-MNF for Perth opportunities or Ref #BKV-MNF for Brockville opportunities These positions are contract work opportunities and will be hired through a third-party agency; candidates will not be eligible for 3M Canada benefits. To apply for these positions, please send your resume and cover letter by e-mail, quoting the specific reference number in the subject line, to: Candidates must be legally employable in Canada to be considered for employment. For assistance with accommodation issues regarding the submission of your resume, please contact 3M Canada Human Resources. We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. 3M Canada is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. SAFETY TIPS Candles: Never leave children or pets unattended in a room with a candle or oil lamp.

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Adult Day Program Coordinator

Positions ( 1 ): Adult Day Program Coordinator Hours of Work: 40 hours per week Reports to: Executive Director, and Adult Day Program Coordinator Date Posted: January 12, 2014 Deadline: January 26, 2014 Respond to: Director Start date: February 15, 2014 Location: 12 Elliot Street, Perth ON K7H 3A3 *For a complete job description, including qualiďŹ cation requirements, please visit our website , and follow the link titled Employment & Volunteering. Interested applicants must respond to: Paula Whaley via email (pepjobapplication@ by January 26th, 2014. Please include resume, cover letter and salary expectations. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.


Perth Enrichment Program supports healthy aging by providing client-centered programs and services that meet the needs of diverse older adults.





Part Time & Casual Personal Support Workers Required for Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Assisted Living Program in Almonte and Carleton Place

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3M operates manufacturing sites in Eastern Ontario within the communities of Perth and Brockville. We are currently looking for contract production operators to be considered for placement within these locations on short noticeâ&#x20AC;Ś

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In partnership with the community, Mills Community Support Corporation: promotes and actively engages as a partner in the development of a healthy community which includes and supports the well-being of people of all ages and abilities.

The Assisted Living Program supports seniors to live safe and independent lives at home. Required qualifications include a recognized Ontario Personal Support Worker (PSW) Certificate, experience working with seniors, valid driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license with access to a vehicle and an acceptable Police Record Check. Starting Hourly Rate: $18.17 along with reasonable mileage compensation. Forward resumes to: Patti Fee, Director Corporate Services Mills Community Support Corporation 67 Industrial Drive, P.O. Box 610 Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0 Tel: (613) 256-1031 ext 21 Fax: (613) 256-1185 Email: We are sorry, only those selected for an interview will be contacted Mills Community Support is an equal opportunity employer

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REAL ESTATE CHEV RAMP VAN, MOBILITY EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, GENERATOR & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION @ 30 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2P2 (Lampliter Convention Centre) on Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 9 am (Property to be auctioned @ 11 am)

~ Tremendous 15,000 Square feet of Commercial Potential ~ The double block concrete and steel construction building brimming with possibilities just waiting for your creativity. The building has multi-zoned gas furnaces, radiant and baseboard heating with central air throughout. Single and 3 phase service to building. Surveillance cameras and sprinklers throughout with interior roof access. Many offices partitioned off large reception hall that could be easily removed for wide open facility. Large attached garage with 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; electric doors. 2 kitchen facilities and 9 washrooms enhance the potential. Location across from Station Theatre would be ideal for catering, dry storage facility, reception hall, office space, the possibilities are endless. Private funding may be available OAC. For private viewing, terms & conditions, please call our office at 613-267-6027. Chattels: 2003 Chev drop floor factory customized wheelchair ramp van. Invacare portable electric lift w/dual batteries & charger. Multifunction electric bed. 3 Air Flow alternating pressure mattresses. Electric wheel chair w/power tilt, adjustable table & tray. 400 KW Champion generator (new). Karcher elect. pressure washer. Yardworks lawn vac (like new). Lampliter memorabilia. 4 metal hand carts. Platform dollies. Trailer ramps. 2 chest on chest tool chests. Hand, garden, air & elect. tools. Step ladder. Garden cart. New floor paint. Transfer chair. Commercial doors. Commercial coffee perk. Qty of folding tables (approx. 40). Qty of folding & stackable chairs (approx. 225). Office chairs. Clothing & display racks. Showcases. Qty of pantry storage cabinets. Qty of shelving (steel & plastic). Qty of electronics. Qty of VHS & DVD movies. Records & many more items too numerous to mention. Owner is retiring. Poor health has compelled the sale. Terms on Chattels: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Catering





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Stock Clerk (Part-Time) Receive and stock merchandise and inventory at the location. Will assist customers with carry in and carry out of merchandise. Clean the store at opening and closing. Team player with excellent customer service skills. Must be able to multi-task. Earn $500/weekly. Resumes to

Well established full time space available. Reasonable rates. Safe neighbourhood within 2 kms of Smiths Falls hospital. References. Lucie 613-284-0493.


Service technician for delivery and maintenance of portable toilets. Part time training January to April switching to full time in April. Knowledge of local area is required. Submit resume and driver abstract to, drop off or mail to 2762 Drummond Conc 7, RR#6, Perth, ON K7H 3C8.




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Story behind Disney’s making of Mary Poppins a classic itself MOVIE: Saving Mr. Banks STARRING: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Bradley Whitford, and Paul Giamatti DIRECTOR: John Lee Hancock RATING: PG Arts – There have been AUCTIONS

many stories to come out of the vaults of Disney, but not many that take us inside those vaults. Saving Mr. Banks is a rare look at the people behind the scenes as they work to make a true classic. It took twenty years but eventually Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) was able to convince CAREER OPPORTUNITY


P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to sign the rights to Mary Poppins over to him so he could make his film. To say it was a difficult task is an understatement. Mrs. Travers in a word was impossible. Disney had Mrs. Travers flown out to Californian to work on the script with Don DaGradi


(Bradley Whitford) Richard Sherman (Jason Schwartzman) and Robert Sherman (B.J. Novak), and it became quickly apparent that nothing they were doing was right. There was to be no animation and no songs. Dick Van Dyke was the wrong actor, and at one point she wanted the colour red taken completely out of the film. She didn’t really want her book made into a film, and she was determined that nothing they could do would be good enough. They simply didn’t understand what these characters meant to her, and she was right. No one understood what


AUCTION SALE FOR MR. MRS JIM GAYLORD OF MALLORYTOWN TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE SPENCERVILLE, ON SAT, JAN 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM PREVIEW @ 9:00 AM Mr. & Mrs. Gaylord of Mallorytown having sold their property will be offering the following at auction: 5 prints by A.J. Casson signed in pencil (Folio Six) & Casson printing plate, hockey memorabilia, beautiful variety of furniture, tables, hall stand, curio cabinet, accent pieces, flatware, misc. household, wicker furniture, shop tools, hardware etc… For a more detailed list w/ photos go to Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, Damaged articles, Accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash or Chq w/ Photo I.D. As Is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call:

General Manager Chartwell Van Horne Retirement Residence, SMITHS FALLS A motivated, energetic leader with management experience in a similar setting, you will direct and support the management team, and take charge of the overall operation, management and marketing of our gracious, full-service retirement residence. Your background in organizational development, marketing, sales and financial management, including budgeting, is enhanced by strong leadership and conflict resolution skills and excellence in achieving continuous quality improvements. You have worked in the seniors’ retirement or hospitality industry, and have a strong knowledge of the surrounding areas and communities. The successful candidate must provide a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector search.


Please e-mail your resume, in confidence, quoting reference #E3MGT-VHM in the subject line, to Human Resources, Corporate Office, at To learn more, please visit

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In the Vernon Recreational Centre, Vernon Ont. – turn East on Lawrence St. ½ mile-just off Bank St.(formerly Hwy 31) – approx 20 miles South of Ottawa. Watch for Auction Signs. Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 AM (viewing starting at 8:30 am) Welcome to the 2014 Auction Sale Season! This sale is the first of a series of 4 auctions that we will be having in the Vernon Centre this winter. We have been chosen to sell and will be featuring throughout these sales the vast collection of antiques and collectibles from an avid collector family that have enjoyed their treasures throughout the years but are ready to part with them. We will also be offering estates from Lanark County to the Eastern Townships in these sales. Come and Enjoy! See for more detailed listing Terms- Cash or Cheque with Proper ID James and Hill Auction Service Ltd. Stewart James Carson Hill (613) 445-3269 (613) 821-2946 Thinking of having an auction? Call us now to book your Real Estate, Farm or Household Sale for Spring! Refreshments Available. Auctioneers not responsible for loss or accidents.


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of beauty. Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks are incredible. Hanks captures everything that was great about Disney yet never forgets for a moment that he is still just a man. Thompson is brilliant as she takes this incredibly strong and brilliant person and brings her to life. The two of them together are magic. Alongside Hanks and Thompson are some amazing actors. Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, and Bradley Whitford play relatively small roles but are crucial to maintaining the story’s heart and soul. The entire cast is excellent, but the performance to watch is Collin Farrell’s. His portrayal of Travers’ father will tear your heart out. Mary Poppins was a remarkable film. The story of its creation is no less remarkable. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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Mary Poppins and Mr. Banks meant to Mrs. Travers. Over the course of the film we see the haunting memories of Mrs. Travers’ childhood. We see her beloved father (Colin Farrell) and her struggling mother (Ruth Wilson). We see the events that shaped her and inspired her story, and like Walt we too learn that Mary Poppins was never there to save the children. She was there to save the father. It would have been easy to make this film as a comedy. It would have been easy to lampoon Mrs. Travers making fun of her outrageous demands. It would have been easy, but it would have made for a lousy film. Instead Hancock takes great pains, through flashbacks of Travers’ childhood, to humanize this character and allow us to understand her. In doing so he creates a film that is at times humorous, heartbreaking, inspiring and sincere. It is a true work

News – Gordon Moore, Dominion president of the Royal Canadian Legion (RCL), recently attended the fourth annual forum of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), which took place in Edmonton, Alberta between Nov. 25 to 27. CIMVHR is establishing itself as an unprecedented and independent leader in veterans health research in Canada, with the support of 29 universities, the Department of National Defence, Veterans Affairs Canada and our allied partners. “It is becoming the centre of expertise for the co-ordination and knowledge network of veterans health research,” said Moore. The RCL is committed to working with the institute, the 29 partner universities as well as the stakeholder federal government departments in building a national and independent research program focused on Canadian Armed Forces operational experience. The long-term effect of independent research on military and veteran health is significant to ensure a successful transition and a lifelong quality of life. “The legion is proud to be a part of CIMVHR and we will continue to advocate for independent military and veterans health research focusing on our unique demographic and operational experience,” said Moore. “As part of this support, the Royal Canadian Legion is proud to announce an annual scholarship in the amount of

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$30,000 for a Master’s level student specializing in military and veterans health research,” he continued. “This research, in turn, will develop a new generation of researchers focused on the needs of our veterans and their families.” During a lunchtime address at the forum, Moore announced the legion’s commitment to military and veterans health research:

“The legion is proud to be a part of CIMVHR and we will continue to advocate for independent military and veterans research focusing on our unique demogratphic and operational experience.” GORDON MOORE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, DOMINION PRESIDENT

oured to be supporting the research project led by Dr. Susan Ray, “The Health of Canadian Forces Veterans Transition to Civilian Life: A Mixed Methods Study.” This research will be the first longitudinal study regarding the impact of military service on the regular, reserve and Aboriginal veteran demographic. It is known that 25 per cent of the Canadian Armed Forces veterans who transition from the Canadian Armed Forces have a difficult adjustment. The RCL full supports this proposal and will assist the recruitment of participants through our branches in Halifax, Kingston, Toronto, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Vancouver. • Most recently, we have embarked on a study to determine our own way ahead to support veterans with animalassisted therapy • We say that one homeless veteran is too many. However, from our experience with the Leave the Street Behind program, we know that there is many more than one homeless veteran. It is time to bring together all levels of government, public and private care providers, first responders and the academic community to address this issue. Earlier in November, we announced that the RCL will host the first national Veterans Homeless Summit on April 15 in Ottawa. Details will be posted to our website:

• Last year, the legion provided $5,000 to the University of Western Ontario, to study the impact of homelessness on Aboriginal veterans. • The RCL is providing to the Veterans Transition Network program $4 million over the next two years to ensure its expansion, deliver programs and continue research. Submitted by the Royal Ca• The legion is very hon- nadian Legion.


The Perth Courier JANUARY 16, 2014


The Perth Courier JANUARY 16, 2014