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Perth is one step closer towards seeing a community garden established on the strip of land between the Albany and Carsonville subdivisions. Town council voted at its committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, March 1, to endorse an agreement with Transition Perth to set up the community garden plots. Part of the agreement will see the town provide the site water access from the Rogers Road end of the green strip. According to a staff report presented by community services director Shannon Baillon, community garden plots were provided on the Lanark County building property off of Sunset Boulevard. However, with these the addition of new buildings in that complex, including the new public works building, these lands were no

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A testy exchange with Premier Kathleen Wynne prompted MPP Randy Hillier to reveal at Queen’s Park that his family had been victimized by domestic violence. “Domestic violence is one of those things we believe happens to someone else,” said Hillier, in a video posted on his Facebook page, of a speech he gave on Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act. “It happens to everyone. It happened to me and my family.”  He pointed out that, for a week, starting on Oct. 4, 2015, Hillier, his daughter, his grandchildren, and his wife “were in hiding,” following what he called “a very violent home invasion,” at the hands of his daughter’s partner. “It was a violent episode. Thankfully, she had a place to come. I provided safety as best I could.”  As they awaited the arrival of the OPP, “it felt like eternity as I fought off an individual who was pouring diesel into my house and smashing doors and windows, and armed,” said Hillier.  Even though there was a restraining order against his daughter’s partner, “conditions are only a piece of paper.” Though he faced up to 16 charges, he ended up only being sentenced to one year - and had a parole hearing on March 8. “There are many failings in our system.”  Speaking from his Perth constituency office on Friday, March 11, Hillier explained that “what I did in the house, what I said in the house, was to demonstrate that all of our expectations, what everybody thinks” about the administration of justice, means we are “working on See VIOLENCE page P14

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County amends Montague paramedic station design to include drive-through bays Ashley Kulp

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Changes to the design for the new paramedic station in Montague Township will better serve residents of Lanark County, said the paramedic service’s chief. Ed McPherson asked for the amendments to the plans, the biggest of which involves changing the four partial drivethrough bays to full ones, which was discussed during the March 9 corporate services committee meeting. According to Coun. Klaas Van Der Meer, chair of the paramedic station building committee, the matter was endorsed by the committee during a meeting earlier that day. Kevin Wills, the county’s senior financial analyst, said the original Request for Proposals (RFP) issued didn’t require full drive-through bays but “after the chief met with us and provided us with reasons,” the committee recommended the changes. He said the drivethrough bays will cut down on potential accidents. The change will increase the cost of the $2.46 million project by $40,000 over the 20-year lease. Chris Saumure, president of Guy Saumure & Sons Construction Ltd., who is building the station at the intersection of Lorne Street and Rideau Avenue in Montague Township, said a tour of a station in Johnstown had an effect on the McPherson and the committee. “We got to physically see, touch and feel a brand new ambulance station with drivethrough bays, which is where a lot of this came from, quite frankly,” he admitted. In talking with his design firm, Eastern Engineering, as well as Wills, McPherson and

county CAO Kurt Greaves, it was determined “drive-through bays are the only way to go. The safest way to go,” Saumure said. “...I could say, no stick with the original proposal...suck it up and enjoy it, but we’re not that kind of people,” he continued. Saumure & Sons is utilizing one of the existing buildings on the property and adding on to create the paramedic station. In order to amend the original design to include fully-drive through bays, they will now be building on to both ends of the building and absorbing some of those costs. “We have to remove 15 feet of the existing building at a cost of more than $60,000. That’s a cost to me,” he stressed. “I’m giving that to the county because it’s the right thing to do.” The new overhead garage doors alone will cost an extra $14,400 and there are other costs associated with ensuring the station is built to withstand a natural disaster. “It has to withstand hurricanes, earthquakes and that sort of thing,” Saumure stated. Another cost is the addition of a kitchenette in the station’s meeting room and a two-piece bathroom for administration use, as well as more lockers for personnel. The kitchenette and washroom are “for administrative staff, so they don’t have to trek all the way into the crew quarters, if you will,” Saumure said. County councillors were receptive to the changes, but wondered why they couldn’t have been suggested at the beginning of the RFP process. “I don’t have any problems. I think it totally makes sense but I don’t know why you didn’t put this in in the first place,” Coun. Bill Dobson said.

McPherson said the changes weren’t included in the original design because he was “trying to build the cheapest base I could.” “I’m a councillor myself and a taxpayer and I don’t want to waste money. It would be a disservice to myself and staff,” he continued. “...In reality, as chief of the service, this is what we need and what is going to make the station functional.” “I fully understand the reason for us to have drivethrough bays, but my question is how will we have four ambulances in there?” asked Coun. Sharon Mousseau. McPherson said there will “always” be an emergency response vehicle and three ambulances stationed out of the facility. “...They’re not going to be there 24-hours a day, but that’s where they’re going to be housed. They don’t sit on the road all day long.” Coun. John Fenik said the changes seem “totally reasonable.” “...My only question is this: Are we done with the major asks and changes?” he questioned. “That’s it,” answered McPherson. “The purpose of this whole exercise is to identify any changes,” added Saumure. Gemmell agreed with the councillors heralding the changes. “Fire halls where you drive through and back in, trust me, you want to drive through. It’s much safer,” commented Coun. John Gemmell. “The extra cost is worth it.” However, Coun. Shaun McLaughlin believed the changes may fall in the “nice to have” category. “...The drive-through bays are pretty close to must have, but the extra washroom and

sink in the meeting room are nice to have so someone doesn’t have to walk an extra 25 feet,” he said. McPherson reminded McLaughlin that these changes will serve paramedics for the next 20 to 25 years. “The meeting room will house 20 people. We’re basically asking for a counter and to be able to offer coffee to guests,” he stated. “There are two separate uses for the one building: the administration headquar-

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Videos can bear powerful messages and that’s certainly true for those created by Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) students for the Lanark County Crime Stoppers’ recent youth video challenge. Winners were presented with their prizes during a presentation at PDCI on March 11 by LCCS public co-ordinator Cathie McOrmond, chair Jeff Maguire and OPP co-ordinator for Crime Stoppers in Lanark County, Howard Huggard. Back in December, Lanark County Crime Stoppers (LCCS) put out a call for applications in the contest (the brainchild of McOrmond), seeking video submissions from students across the county on a topic that tackles crime and improves safety in their schools. Videos had to remain under five minutes and some suggestions LCCS gave included violence, bullying, gangs, graffiti, drugs, harassment, as well as cyber crime. The challenge closed Jan. 15 with LCCS receiving four videos, all from PDCI students after media arts teacher Paul Gallien included the challenge as a culminating project for his class. Videos were kept to under two minutes. Finishing in first place was the grade 9 duo of Sarah Bell and Hayley Code, who received $500 for their video on harassment and cyber bullying. “We tried to show that if you’re getting harassed, you can go to Crime Stoppers to get help and that maybe if you didn’t realize you were harassing somebody, you would take notice and stop,” Code explained. Their submission features stirring music amid powerful pop-up messages bearing statistics on bullying, including the fact that 43 per cent of kids have been bullied online and shows the true effect cyber bullying can have on students today. She said the project helped her learn more about the role Crime Stoppers can play in a community. “I learned that Crime Stoppers is more aware in schools. They don’t just deal with little things, but can help with anything,” Code said. “You can go to them and it’s anonymous.”

Second place and $300 went to grade 9 student Benjamin Dickson-Schilling for his creation on drugs in school. It follows a student who’s dealing drugs to high school students “and a friend calls Crime Stoppers to get them to stop,” he said. LCCS had a tie for third place, which carried with it a $200 prize. The team of Winston Mavraganis, Chase Warwick and Oliver Hannah-Matthews, all in grade 10 at the school, will each receive $50 for their efforts, as well grade 10 student Cody Pratt for his video on bullying. “Everyone gets bullied. Not just one person,” Pratt remarked, who tried to portray his message through a simulated punch to the camera. Mavraganis, Warwick and Hannah-Matthews also focused their video on the topic of bullying in school and surrounds a boy who notices a classmate is getting bullied and calls Crime Stoppers to try and help. Impressive videos McOrmond said the quality of the videos, created by students using Adobe Premiere, was impressive. “It was a good, strong effort by the students and they used their creativity as well,” she commented. “…The idea was to engage the youth and their talent because when we engage them in projects like this, it helps them take ownership of crime in their community and understand there are options to prevent crime in their community.” Gallien was also pleased with his students’ work, praising them for completing the videos within a tight timeline. “I was very impressed. I have to be impressed when they take first, second and third,” he remarked. “They had five weeks with the Christmas break to complete the videos. It was a tight deadline, but they were able to pull it off.” Computer issues plagued some students, but Gallien said they “persevered.” “I was happy to see them make the effort,” he noted. Code said it took two days to shoot footage for the video she and Bell produced. “Then, while we were putting it in the computer, it crashed twice,” she remarked.

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Lanark County Crime Stoppers announced the winners of their recent video challenge on March 11 at Perth and District Collegiate Institute. Back row, from left: LCCS public co-ordinator Cathie McOrmond, PDCI media arts teacher Paul Gallien, OPP co-ordinator for Crime Stoppers in Lanark County, Howard Huggard, and LCCS chair Jeff Maguire. In front are the

winning students, from left: Hayley Code (first place); Chase Warwick and Oliver Matthews-Hanna (third place); Benjamin Dickson-Schilling (second place); and Cody Pratt (second place). Absent were Code’s partner Sarah Bell, as well as Warwick and Matthews-Hanna’s team member Winston Mavraganis.

Maguire was feeling déjà vu during the presentation as several years ago, the organization had spearheaded as similar video contest where Gallien’s PDCI students also had a strong presence. “Paul’s been really instrumental in helping us,” he noted. “We’d like to do this again, be-

Within the next month, LCSS plans to post the videos on their website: www.lccs.ca and McOrmond said there are plans in the works to involve youth in another initiative: a comic strip contest. A similar challenge to the video concept, all schools in Lanark County will be given the opportunity to participate.

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CFUW welcomes dynamic duo to March 21 meeting Happy birthday to the Town of Perth and the surrounding townships! Our 200th birthday is being celebrated this year with so many fabulous events taking place. Please join the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) as we welcome two speakers to our March meeting. Our first speaker will discuss the historical aspect of Perth as well as share some of the activities taking place over the year in celebration. Our second speaker will provide us with a discussion of the development of the Town of Perth and the role our wonderful town played in the creation of Queen’s University in Kingston. Please join us on Monday, March 21 at the Royal Canadian Legion building at 26 Beckwith Street East in Perth at 7 p.m. to learn about the many and varied events planned in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Perth and surrounding townships, as well as the history of Queen’s University and the

relationship to Perth. Jennifer Dickson, representing the joint 200th celebration committee, will open our celebration evening with a discussion of the historical aspect of the Town of Perth and the surrounding townships. As well there will be a question and answer session when we will also welcome Karen Rennie, heritage tourism manager/ curator to answer any specific Perth-related questions. Our second guest is Dr. Duncan McDowall, a professor of History at Queen’s University in Kingston. His discussion will focus on a prominent Perthite from years gone by, William Morris. He came from Scotland with his family in 1802, returned to Scotland for a short stay before returning to settle in 1806 first in Elizabethtown (Brockville) and years later in Perth, where he became quite a prominent figure. He was a successful businessman, a militia colonel and leader of the conservative forces. He believed that Scots Ca-

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Healthy Kids Community Challenge announces community project fund recipients Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville is pleased to announce Community Project Fund recipients. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville Community Project Fund is designed to engage communities to help create supportive environments for children to be active. Just over $100,000 in total has been awarded to 15 recipients across Leeds and Grenville. With funds made available through the Government of Ontario, Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville created the Community Project Fund to support the first Healthy Kids Community Challenge theme: Run. Jump. Play. Every Day. Charitable or non-profit organizations/ groups were encouraged to submit their ideas for innovative projects that promote physical activity and create supportive environments for children 0-12-years-old.

“We are thrilled to see so many unique and exciting projects in our community that will create more opportunities for children and families to be active together,” says Joanne Desormeaux, Healthy Kids Community Challenge facilitator in Leeds and Grenville. “Some projects include opportunities for active play such as outdoor nature programs, recreation lending libraries, trail exploration and geocaching, while others provide more structured physical activity opportunities such as swimming lessons, baseball, therapeutic riding and early years/afterschool programs.” Getting the whole community involved to positively influence health outcomes for children and families is at the foundation of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The Community Project Fund builds on this foundation and allows our community to create supportive environments for children to Run. Jump. Play. Every Day.

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Thrifty philanthropists give Leeds & Grenville chapter of MS Society $12,000 boost Valerie Toth and her partner Lennon opened their first store in old downtown Kemptville. It was aptly called The Thrift Store and its main business was selling high quality used clothing. In the last three years they have reinvented their business – changed their name to The Score – and now sell a huge variety of brand name, high quality, new items at liquidation prices, as well as used items. Since reinventing themselves, their business has grown in a big way, as has their generous support of

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Laurel Mackenzie, regional director, eastern Ontario, with the MS Society, echoed Mohr’s comments. “The support we receive from The Score makes a significant difference in the lives of those living with multiple sclerosis. It is because of the support from individuals like Valerie, Lennon and their wonderful staff that MS has changed from a disease with no effective treatment to one in which a number of therapies are now available, and we

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Thank you for raising $84,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County through the annual Tim Hortons Bowl For Kids event. The kindness and generosity of the community is overwhelming, and we’re looking forward to continuing our work within Lanark County. We’d like to thank our title sponsor Tim Hortons, as well as each of the Tim Hortons stores in Lanark County for their support of our event. When choosing a business to support in Lanark County, please consider supporting our generous event sponsors. These sponsors covered all event expenses so that all dollars raised through pledges could go directly to agency programs.

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Valerie Toth, right, owner of The Score presents Margaret Mohr, left, chair of the Leeds & Grenville chapter of the MS Society and Laurel Mackenzie, middle, regional director, eastern Ontario, MS Society, with a cheque for $12,000 recently.

Local youth film festival offers $1,000 grand prize unique prizes as well. The winner for the Best Music Video category will get a professional music video produced by our partners (Derrick Casselman from Upper Canada TV, CJ Cochrane from Video Productions and John Barclay from Triune Productions). All participants of the free production workshops are also entered into a draw for a mentorship opportunity with professional producers. One thing that hasn’t changed is the emphasis on the ‘message’ of the films. Judging criteria heavily favours the content of the films over the production elements. Hopefully this encourages novices to participate and share their stories. In partnership with Love My Life…Tobacco Free and in light of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) re-

cent announcement regarding the impact of tobacco use in movies, MyView is adopting a tobacco-free policy. The WHO has measured the effect, and concluded that teens exposed to frequent tobacco use imagery are much more likely to try tobacco. “It was an easy decision for us because we are so ‘youthfocused’. We want to engage youth in using the medium of film to express themselves in an environment that’s free from any negative influences like tobacco,” says Rebecca Shams, health promoter and MyView committee member. For more information on contest rules, eligibility, judging criteria, details on our new tobacco-free policy, or booking a free production workshop, visit our website at www. myviewfilmfest.ca or email info@myviewfilmfest.ca.

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CFUW Perth & District launches 2016 education awards Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is committed to improving the lives of women and girls nationally and internationally and CFUW Perth and District is happy to announce that the annual process for the granting of education awards to area women is beginning. Women are invited to submit applications to obtain financial assistance for continuing education in university or college by 6 p.m. April 30. Women of all ages are invited to apply, subject to acceptance in a recognized postsecondary study program and demonstration of financial need. Awards are available for female high school graduates who want to pursue university or college education and to more mature women focused on improving their lives

through the pursuit of more education and training. Our award recipients are active members of our communities: some work while raising families, some are tireless volunteers, some pursue extra-curricular activities – all have a firm objective in mind and all demonstrate real financial need to fulfill their goals. It takes the proverbial village to provide these awards. This financial support stems from our annual Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour which is supported by our home owners, many volunteers, our guests, the town, and local businesses – all of whom understand how advanced education can improve lives for individuals and their families. The education awards committee has developed an ap-

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pring brings the usual signs: the trees begin to bud, the grass starts to turn green and it sparks the arrival of many birds to the area. It can also reveal something else after a long winter: potholes. These little (or sometimes fairly large) divots in the road are not only a nuisance, but can wreak major havoc on your vehicle. From damaging tires, wheels or suspension, potholes can be a danger to motorists, but even more so for cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists. They are created due to the cycle of freezing in the winter and thawing in spring. Pressure is put on the top layer of a road when temperatures dip below freezing, causing the cracks. It's when it warms up that the surface can crumble and loosen, creating those pesky craters. We've already seen several road crews getting a jump on spring and filling some potholes around our communities, but the loose mix of asphalt doesn't always adhere to the

roadway, sometimes creating a bigger mess on the road than a solution. According to a Municipal Act regulation which keeps claims away for municipalities, a pothole is in repair if less than eight centimetres deep or has a surface area of 1,000 square centimetres on a street that sees more than 10,000 vehicles each day. That just doesn't seem right. While it's not realistic for roads to be kept in perfect condition, municipalities and the Ministry of Transportation do have a legal responsibility to keep them in a reasonable state. Often, it's the most well-travelled roadways seeing the most action that get repaired first, over the a street that carries fewer vehicles daily. So what can you do when you see a particularly nasty pothole? Let your municipality or MTO (1-800-268-4686) know about the major road hazards to ensure roads stay safe for all who travel on them.

Cousins brought with them a special gift to Northcote They didn’t need much of an excuse for Aunt Helen and Uncle Herby to ship off my cousins Ronny and Terry to Northcote from Montreal. But rarely did they come in the dead of winter like they did that year. Uncle Herby said measles were raging in the city, and the only way to avoid the boys getting sick from them was to ship them off to Northcote. And so they arrived, and Aunt Helen stayed only long enough to unpack their suitcases and make a trip to Briscoe’s General Store for treats, and then she was back on the train to Montreal. Beds were shifted. And it always amazed me how Mother would make a few changes and any number of relatives could be bedded down. If that meant three to a bed, so be it. Ronny was old enough to go off with us to the Northcote

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School, but Terry would spend the day at home with Mother. No permission was needed from our teacher Miss Crosby. All Mother had to do was pack an extra sandwich and cookie in a brown paper bag, and send Ronny off. Young Terry was considered delicate, whatever that meant. But it gave him extra privileges, which didn’t sit well with his older and rambunctious brother Ronny. Ronny said it was all an act, and Terry could turn a ‘ sick spell’ off and on like a light switch. Ronny loved going to the

Northcote School, and Terry was quite happy at home with Mother, where he had the run of the house, and especially liked helping Mother in the kitchen, doing little jobs like wiping the windowsills. I vowed we had the cleanest windowsills in all of Renfrew County, as all I had to do was tell Mother I was bored and there was nothing to do, and she would tell me to either get a cloth and wipe the windowsills, or get the ball of string and knit a dishcloth. I hated both chores with a passion. After they had been with us about two days, and after we had redded up the kitchen after supper, the table was cleared for the usual board games we played until it was time to go to bed. Ronny told Terry he couldn’t play Parcheesi because he couldn’t read and he couldn’t count. Terry

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started to cry and told Mother he things didn’t go his way. to calm him down, and he kept didn’t feel well. Needless to say, Mother took Terry on her lap, asking “Aunty, itchy me,” which Ronny said it was just an act, and and let him look through her Terry did that all the time when scrapbooks, but nothing seemed See MARY page 9

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Trails will not turn into easements: Reader DEAR EDITOR:

I read the letter last week from Tom Black, President of the Ontario Landowners Association (OLA) and I would like to clear the air for landowners who have snowmobile trails on their property. I am a snowmobiler, a member of the Kemptville Snowmobile Klub Inc., have had a trail on my property since 1985, and currently I am the trail co-ordinator for the Kemptville club. We have had many landowners calling us in fear that the trail on their land would turn into an easement because of

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rumours and speculation they have heard that is spreading around the countryside. This is not true. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) has sought legal opinion on Bill 100 and been given the green light. Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has also reviewed the bill and stated that it poses no threat of creating easements against the wishes of the landowner. The Liberal government of Ontario has stated that Bill

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Break and enter, theft at residential trailer on Ferguson Falls Road

was his way of asking to have his back scratched, which he loved. Mother raised up his pajama top, and let out a yelp that I was sure they could be heard on the next farm. “Dear Mary and Joseph...it’s the measles. He’s covered with them!” We all scrambled from our place at the table to have a look at Terry’s spots. They were there alright. There was hardly a square inch that was spared. Mother immediately phoned Mrs. Beam who everyone in Northcote called before getting old Doctor Murphy to come all the way out from Renfrew. Even over the phone, Mrs. Beam was able to confirm what Mother already expected: Terry had the measles and a good dose of them too! It took another day for the spots to show on Ronny, and he wasn’t at all pleased, and to say Father was overjoyed was a gross exaggeration. “Come all the way from Montreal and bringing the measles with them. A fine kettle of fish.” And then, all in perfect order, each one of us got the red spots, one after another. The last one to come down with them was my sister Audrey. She turned out to be the sickest and was no help to Mother at all, who was trying her best to keep seven children from killing each other, as we fought for her attention. Well, it didn’t take long to hear that except for Fat Cora and Two Mile Herman, everyone at the Northcote School was felled with the measles. Miss Crosby refused to close the school, and my sister Audrey said we should send Ronny and Terry packing back to Montreal, spots and all. Of course, that didn’t happen, but for a long time after, that winter was referred to “the time those Lapointe kids brought the measles from Montreal, and infected the entire Northcote community.” Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www. smashwords.com and type MaryRCook for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@sympatico.ca.

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100 is not going to create unwanted easements and does not take away any property rights. Even Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-LennoxAddington, and former president of the OLA, has come out in support of Bill 100 and states that in no way will it create automatic or unwanted easements. Bill 100 will not affect your rights to your land if you do not sign to allow an easement. In fact Tom Black starts his list of concerns with the statement “If we agree to accept a trail easement on our property” and later states landowners must be careful what they sign and I agree wholeheartedly. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is closing in on 50 years of operation and we have relied on two groups of people for our success, volunteers and landowners. If we lost either of these groups we would have to close the doors. Our top priority is to protect our landowners and volunteers. The OFSC continues to spend millions of dollars every year for insurance and

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trailer on Ferguson Falls Road, Drummond/North Elmsley Township. Sometime between Jan. 1 and the March 12, an unknown person(s) entered the trailer and

stole a large number of household items. The total value of the damage caused to the residence and the items taken is estimated at $60,000. If you have any information

legal defense of volunteers and landowners. We have a spotless record of protecting the 11,000 generous landowners in the province who allow us to have a trail on their property. The OFSC has no intention of destroying the trust we have built up with the landowners over all those years by trying to force them into easements they don’t want and we don’t want. We already have a time-honoured land use permission form that has been put under legal scrutiny many times and has passed with flying colours. In it, the club and the landowner agree to the terms of use of the land, which includes the right for the landowner to cancel the agreement at any time. This agreement is for snowmobile trails only and is not transferrable to any other organization. It covers the landowners with insurance and states that the club will look after any damage that happens on the property caused by the snowmobile trail. Landowners who are skeptical about signing anything have always had the option of entering into a handshake agreement which does not require them to sign but still gives them

full coverage, the same as the written agreement. Whether Bill 100 gets passed or not, our snowmobile clubs will not let anything destroy the trust we have earned from our landowners and business will continue as usual. Our current agreement will continue to be used and is in no way an invitation for an easement and it is not transferrable to any other organization. It will continue to be able to be cancelled at any time. We will still honour handshake agreements as we have in the past. We will continue to operate in the best interests of landowners. Many of our club executive has trails on their land or have close relatives with trails on their land so we will never support anything that does harm to landowners. The snowmobile clubs are your friends and neighbours. We ask the landowners to not cancel the trail agreements they have with us but continue to trust us. We have not let you down in the last 50 years and we will not let you down in the future. Bruce Robinson, Oxford Mills

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Healy and Orr, above, perform at the Champion for Kids Foundation Country Hoedown March 5 at Seaway District High School, which raised $9,500 for the charitable foundation. Right, event co-chairs Laura Oliver, left, and Don Lewis clown around in the ‘clink.’ staff who helped in the lead-up to the event, donors to the silent auction and our volunteers who were invaluable in hosting the evening.” The money raised will be used to support the C4K, the charitable arm of the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). The charity was formed in January 2008 to discreetly help level the playing field for UCDSB children and their

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Las Vegas landmarks mostly fake but it’s good fake ible amount of electricity to meet the ever-growing demands of the behemoth which is Las Vegas, Nevada. Our night bus tour was enjoyable. First we headed south along the Strip to see some more of the spectacular sights, all of them well illuminated. There is the Vegas version of Hard Rock Café, complete with giant guitar. The Strip not only boasts a spectacular one-third replica of the Eiffel Tower, it also has its own Statue of Liberty, a 46-metre (150foot) replica, which fronts the New York-New York Hotel Casino. Also at the south end of the new Strip are the fairyland towers of Excalibur Resort and Casino which, not surprisingly, leans heavily on the Camelot tale, Excalibur being the mythical sword of King Arthur. Shark tank Further south is Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino – are you picking up a general theme here (i.e. the word “Casino” perhaps) – which besides the usual slot machines, baccarat tables and plush hotel rooms also offers visitors an artificial version of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as well as a look at the fish of the Amazon, Caribbean and IndoPacific. All for a price of course. The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay takes visitors on a 14-exhibit tour through a sunken shipwreck which features more than 2,000 animals including some of the most dangerous predators in the world. Yes, live animals including sharks! In fact you can walk through the shark tank via an amazing glasswalled tunnel which allows you to get up close and personal with the big fish. Seriously, why tour the world when all you have to do is visit Las Vegas and see all the highlights in one location? It is interesting to note that attractions such as New York-New York, Excalibur, Mandalay and most of the new Strip are not actually located in Vegas proper. They are situated in the suburban community of Paradise, Nevada which is also home to Mc-

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Carran International Airport where we arrived and departed. In Paradise, near the airport, is the iconic welcome to Las Vegas sign. Now solar-powered it dates from 1959 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has its own parking lot located in the median of Las Vegas Blvd. The lot was built

in 2008 as a safety measure because so many people were risking their lives running across the busy street in an effort to photograph the sign. I was able to take photos easily when our bus pulled up adjacent to the sign which reads “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” on the front and “Drive Carefully Come Back Soon” on the back. It’s actually located four miles (6.4 km) south of the city limits. We had a really exuberant tour guide, a young man who is full of enthusiasm for his adopted city (he’s a Chicago native). It was Saturday night and as the driver weaved her way back into

the heart of the busy Strip he kept up a steady patter. He told the jam-packed bus a series of interesting stories about Vegas, both historic and modern day tales. The tour was well-timed. We passed the familiar sign of the historic Flamingo Hotel and Casino (circa 1946) with its 3,600-plus rooms. Donny and Marie Osmond (remember them) are a resident act at the Flamingo. Then the giant vehicle eased up to the curb and stopped in a layby along the northbound lanes, directly opposite the famous Mirage, a Polynesian-

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“Is that thunder I hear,” the lady at the next table asked her companion. “It was so sunny outside when we came in,” she observed, with obvious surprise. My wife and I were enjoying breakfast at a sparkling, new restaurant in the shopping complex attached to our Las Vegas hotel a couple of weeks ago when we overheard the conversation. Evidently the couple hadn’t visited the mall previously. Because there’s a thunderstorm every hour on weekdays and every half hour on weekends. Remember, this is Vegas! There is a surprise around every corner and the ‘Miracle Mile Shops’, part of the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino complex, is no exception. The shopping mall corridors stretch 1.2 miles. Las Vegas is billed as “the entertainment capital of the world.” Just before our visit an acquaintance informed me, “Everything in Vegas is fake. But it is good fake!” The daily thunderstorm is no exception. The fog horn on the fake ship near the ceiling sounds, fog rolls across the fake lake, clouds boil up in the mall’s fake sky, thunder booms ominously, flashes of lightning illuminate the now darkened shopping concourse and torrents of fake rain pour into the lake from pipes cleverly hidden in the roof. The lady I referred to can very easily be forgiven for thinking thunder boomers had suddenly descended on the desert city. The fake storm sounds and looks incredibly real. Just another of the “good fake” things you can see if you visit a city which has so many attractions it would take many visits to see them all. One night we decided to take a “City Lights Tour” in an open top bus. Of course no city in the world can rival Las Vegas for the absolutely incredible display of lights that illuminates the “new Strip” along and near Las Vegas Boulevard. The “Greening of the Strip” is an ongoing project, but even with increasing energy conservation efforts it takes an incred-


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Across the way is the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, which we toured the previous day. The Venetian comes complete with a restaurantcommercial complex bisected by a Grand Canal, complete with bridges and gondola rides. My friend Frank LeBlanc says “it’s better than the real Venice.” All fake of course, but good fake! Drive-in weddings Our main stop on the lengthy (three hour) night time bus marathon was Fremont Street. Before our arrival the driver crept past some of the many wedding chapels which grace Las Vegas Blvd. The small “churches” are where many celebrities enjoyed quickie (if not long-standing) marriages. Included is the ‘Little White Chapel’ with its 24-hour drive-in wedding window. Joan Collins and Michael Jordan are among the well-known folks who were married there. Not too tacky, eh! We also saw the Stratosphere, the tallest free-standing observation tower in the United States. Topping out at 1,149 feet (350 m) it is second only to Toronto’s CN Tower in height. People actually dive off the imposing structure attached only by bungee-like wires. They

Now in the middle of March Break, road users need to be aware of how serious a threat distracted drivers are to their safety. Each year for the past three years (2013-2015), OPP officers have laid approximately 20,000 distracted driving charges throughout the province, which is more than double the number of impaired driving charges they laid over the same threeyear period. Over and above cell phone use, the OPP continues to lay numerous charges every year against motorists whose driving ability is compromised by other distractions such as eating, self-grooming, tending to kids in the back seat to name a few. “If you are texting, talking on your cell phone or preoccupied with other activities while behind the wheel, you are not driving safely. It

does not suffice to keep your eyes on the road. Driving involves sharing space with drivers, their passengers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians and it is impossible to do so safely unless your eyes and mind are solely focused on driving,” said Vince Hawkes, Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner. “Distracted driving is just not worth it. It has been shown to be just as dangerous as drinking and driving – something we all know is wrong,” added Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. “Our government has worked hard to make our roads some of the safest in North America, including taking strong action against individuals who put themselves and others at risk by talking, texting and using electronic devices while driv-

freefall nearly 900 feet. We saw two of them. Tiny specks flying down the side of the towering structure. I went weak at the knees just watching them. There are two other “rides” available at the top of the Stratosphere. Our longest stop was on Fremont Street. Home of the original Las Vegas Strip, it includes the well-known Golden Nugget Casino. Built in 1946 the Golden Nugget is one of the oldest gambling joints in the city and the largest in the downtown area. We wandered through the casino while scores of people, oblivious to everything else around them, fed one-arm bandits. Montreal native Gordie Brown, an impressionist and singer and a protégé of Ottawa-born entertainers Paul Anka and Rich Little, is the resident entertainer at the Golden Nugget. The complex also features 2,400 guest rooms, small by Vegas standards. Fremont St. on a Saturday night is something to behold! What was once the first paved street in Las Vegas has been transformed to include the “Fremont Street Experience.” That section of the pedestrianized street features a four-block long, barrel vault canopy (a 1,500-foot long, 100-foot high roof). A truly amazing light show plays across screens which are part of the roof construc-

tion. Advertising and music videos are a constant feature on the screens but are particularly awesome at night. The covered portion of Fremont St. also includes three concert stages. The night we were there a band called Yesterday (Beatles’ imitators) were playing. They were dressed in the uniforms worn by the Beatles on the Sergeant Pepper’s album. They’re not the Beatles of course, but they are very good and we stood and watched them perform several signature songs from the famous band’s extensive catalogue. Visitors stroll along drinking beer and wine and watching the amazing ‘SlotZilla Zip Line’, a slot machine inspired attraction which whisks customers along the apex of the roofed street. There are two lines, the highest of which takes riders the full length of the street at a height equivalent to 12 storeys. It was incredible to watch! So much of Las Vegas falls under the heading “it has to be seen to be believed.” I’ve only scratched the surface. You should go yourself to experience the rest of this over-the-top, but truly entertaining resort city in the Mojave Desert. If you have a comment or question for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers.com

ing. We all have a role to play in keeping our roads safe and I want to remind everyone to go hands-free and put your hand-held devices away. It can mean all the difference.” The OPP is encouraging passengers of all ages to take a zero tolerance approach to

distracted driving. Take charge of your own safety and speak up when you are in vehicle being driven by someone who is not paying attention to the road and is endangering your life. Did you know?

On Sept. 1, 2015 the fines and penalties for distracted driving were increased. Click here to learn more: www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/ safety/distracted-driving. shtml. Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police

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Heading into its annual Distracted Driving campaign this week (March 1420), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) confirmed that 2015 marked the third consecutive year that driver distraction as a causal factor exceeded all other categories of road deaths on OPP-patrolled roads. Last year, 69 people died in road crashes in which driver distraction was a factor, compared to 61 speedrelated, 51 seat belt-related and 45 alcohol/drug-related deaths. Numerous studies have been conducted on the risks associated with distracted driving – in particular, texting or talking on a cell phone while driving. Many of these studies have confirmed that this form of distracted driving is as dangerous as driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.


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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) latest Housing Market Assessment (HMA) 2016 Q1 reports moderate evidence of overvaluation in housing markets across the country. Broken down across the 15 centres covered by the HMA, overvaluation and overbuilding are the most prevalent problematic conditions with overvaluation detected in eight centres and overbuilding in seven centres. “The evidence of overbuilding has increased since the previous assessment in Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, and Ottawa due to either higher vacancy rates, high inventory of new and unsold units, or a combination of both. As more centres are now showing problematic overbuilding conditions, inventory management is becoming more important,” Bob Dugan, CMHC’s chief economist, stated in a release issued on Jan. 27. The HMA points to strong overall evidence of problematic conditions in Calgary, Saskatoon, and Regina

due to the detection of overvaluation and overbuilding. Low oil prices are impacting Alberta and Saskatchewan, weakening demographic and economic fundamentals such as migration, employment, and income, which are in turn affecting housing markets. In Toronto, overall strong evidence of problematic conditions reflects a combination of price acceleration and overvaluation. We are also monitoring for the potential emergence of overbuilding in Toronto due to the high number of condominium units under construction. Inventory management therefore continues to be necessary to make sure that these condominium units under construction do not remain unsold upon completion. In Winnipeg, the evidence of problematic conditions has been lowered from strong to moderate. This is due to the evidence of overvaluation being reduced with improving economic and demographic fundamentals. The HMA evaluates the extent to

which there is evidence of problematic housing market conditions in 15 Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs). The results released today include those for the national market as well as 15 Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) – Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Moncton, Halifax, and St. John’s. The HMA analytical framework is designed to assess housing market conditions by taking into consideration the economic, financial and demographic drivers of housing markets. The use of multiple indicators of housing conditions, which incorporate various data sources and price measures, provides a robust picture of overall housing market conditions. The full text of the January 2016 HMA report is available at http:// www.cmhc.ca/HMA. The next Housing Market Assessment report is scheduled to be released on April 27. Source: CMHC

For many, you’ll know it’s time, when posed with the question to stay or sell. Specific reasons to sell your home can come quickly, including job changes, divorce, children, health issues and marriage. But for others, the decision to stay or sell will be one of great deliberation. “Few decisions will have bigger impact on your life than selling your home,” says Craig Blanchard, broker-owner with Royal LePage Atlantic Homestead in St. John’s, Newfoundland. “Often, the decision requires landing on priorities to ensure you are doing the right thing and you are clear about what you will gain if you chose to sell.”

What do you value about your current property and what do you find lacking? Make a list of pros and cons considering all features of your home and how it fits with your current lifestyle. If change is needed, see if renovating a viable option. What are the pros and cons of your current location? Remember why you moved to your neighbourhood in the first place and consider if those reasons are still valid. How about the financial picture? Are you looking to reduce expenses by downsizing to a smaller, less expensive home? Or, has your financial picture improved since you first purchased and it’s now time to leave this home behind? Answering these questions will Crucial questions sharpen your perspective and help Blanchard suggests pondering your decision to stay or sell your these three crucial questions to home. help shape your decision: Source: Royal LePage

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Toonies to the Rescue for LAWS ends April 30 at Perth Pharmasave Cora arrived with her sibling Arrow, both about nine-years-old. Cora is a lovely, pretty female and Arrow is a more laidback male cat. Cora is playful and has long to medium hair which needs regular brushing to keep it healthy. She loves her brother Arrow. We do have a bit of history about Cora. In 2008 she was dropped off in a box with 15 other cats. She was very shy at first. As time went by we discovered she was pregnant and she delivered her four kittens in November 2008 while in foster care. Cora was adopted in 2009 and sadly recently had to be returned due to illness of her owner after having lived a good life. She and Arrow are back at LAWS and very hopeful, that despite their age, both will be given another chance to be invited into a loving home, preferably together. Both cats lived with other cats and a dog in their previous home. Bree Meet our sweet and petite Bree. She delivered a healthy litter of kittens who found caring homes. Bree likes to see the world from above and will come down from her perch

This Week’s Pets at LAWS I’ve come to realize that most people are OK. They feed me, they cuddle with me, they give me treats. It depends on how you approach me, but overall I like their attention. Every day I am learning more

and I already made some human friends at the shelter. My cat friends tell me that it would be nice to live with a family who has the time and patience to play with me and help me overcome my shyness. Even a home with other cats is OK as I was used to that anyway. See you soon? Dixie Dixie is a pretty, roughly twoyear-old Rottweiler mix with lots of personality who was found as a stray. Sadly no one claimed her. Dixie is of medium size and a very strong dog. Her unique markings on her face make her appearance special.

which she loves very much! She also loves to play in the yard with toys. Dixie can be hyperactive and reactive to other animals. As with any dog she can be vocal at times, but she is eager to better herself. Life in a shelter can be very stressful for any animal. There is lots of room for improvement on her obedience and social skills and with appropriate leadership and training we think she can become a loyal friend. However, it might take a bit of time to reach that goal. Are you a serious and experienced dog owner who has the time and patience to help improve all the above, then please come and meet her. It would be best if there are no small children in your household at this time. Dixie would love to meet her potential new adopter. Please make an appointment to meet her at

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A huge thank you to all involved helping to make the Elvis night a huge success. Many of you came out to enjoy a rocking evening. The sale of tickets to win fancy baskets raised $600. The total money raised from the concert tickets is not available at press time. We’ll keep you posted. The Perth Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), a group of local citizens committed to serving the welfare of animals, launched their first Toonies to the RESCUE campaign. All funds raised will go to LAWS. The campaign, which started March 1 and ends April 30, is also sponsored by Perth Downtown Pharmasave. This unique fundraiser invites the public to pick up a “toonie container” at Perth Pharmasave on Foster Street, fill it with toonies and return it to the pharmacy. Should you wish, tax receipts can be issued by LAWS. Please pick up your containers and start filling them. If all of this newspaper’s readers would donate a toonie… wow, that would help a lot, a whole lot!

613-283-9308. Wish list LAWS is in need postage stamps. We also need bleach, HE laundry detergent, and Martingales (dog collars). We have once again been successful in contracting with Hills for dry food for all of the animals but still need canned kitten food of any brand. We would also welcome winter salt for ice, gift cards from hardware stores, yellow highlighters and white paint and primer. Thank you for your continued support. Follow us if you like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lanarkanimals or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the shelter at shelter@lanarkanimals.ca or by calling 613-283-9308.

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when it’s treats time. She’s a lovely, easy going, laidback beauty and would welcome a fun home where she can be spoiled.

This week’s featured pets Cora and Arrow

Rikki Hi there, Rikki here. I was brought to LAWS by the OSPCA. I used to live with a bunch of my cat friends in a home. Because I was not socialized I was not all that sure about people. I still shy away Her brown shiny eyes sparkle, esa bit of them, however, since I am pecially when taking her for a walk

OPP team that fights child victimization marks 40th anniversary vincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. In 2006, the Provincial Strategy was created in response to the need for a coordinated, province-wide approach to combat Internet crimes against children. Officers work tirelessly to identify victims, seek out predators, and guide leading-edge computerized forensics in their fight against these horrific crimes. This year alone, as of Oct. 31, the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, and members of the Provincial Strategy, have undertaken 5,065 investiga-

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Every day in this province, children and teens are being victimized in their communities and in the online world. Forty years ago, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) joined forces with other police agencies to crack down on child sexual predators. The unit began with one OPP investigator and one from the then-Metro Toronto Police. Originally referred to as “Project P”, it has become the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit. Recently, highly-trained teams from 26 police agencies work cooperatively with the OPP as part of the Pro-


Master gardener shares how tomatoes are grown from seed Helen Halpenny

By mid-winter many gardeners get ‘the itch ‘ to start growing plants. If tomato plants are on your list, resist that urge until at least the beginning of April. Seedlings started too early will become tall and spindly, and you will have to look after them indoors longer. It is a satisfying activity to browse seed catalogues during winter and decide what varieties you need. Tomato seeds remain viable for several years if stored in a cool, dark dry location so check out leftover seeds before you order more. I like to grow several varieties – small cherry type (both yellow and red), an early maturing kind, a paste type, a large meaty variety that will fill the slice of bread and experiment with a couple of heirloom varieties. Tomatoes are either determinate or indeterminate. Determinate varieties are preprogrammed to produce fruit which ripens more or less at the same time. Vines are short and don’t require support. Indeterminate ones continue to grow and produce fruit as long as growing conditions allow, thus producing over a longer period of time. They need staking. I prefer to start my plants in pots of sterile soil-less mix, planting seeds about three times as deep as their width. Cover the moist mix with plastic and give bottom heat, I use an old heating pad set on ‘low’. Seedlings will emerge in eight to 10 days. It is always a thrill to see this happen. No fertilizer

Master Gardeners is required until the seedlings get their true leaves. My seedlings grow under fluorescent lights in my basement. I use one warm white and one cool white bulb. This gives a wide spectrum of light that they seem to like. Grow lights are available but cost more. A timer can be set to supply about 14 hours of light per day. It is important to keep plants within 10 cm of the light source. In a few weeks, transplant to give plants more growing room. Never over water, as that can contribute to damping off. An all-purpose water soluble fertilizer at half strength is fine. Fish emulsion also works well. I find it beneficial to run a fan nearby each day for an hour or so to increase air circulation. The airflow makes stems grow sturdy. By mid-May plants can be introduced to the outdoors gradually. This process entails taking plants to shady outdoors and moving to sunlight over the course of ten days. If nights are cool, bring the plants indoors at nighttime. After the hardening off process, choose a cloudy day to transplant tomatoes in the garden and protect them from the elements with plastic covers or shingles to help them transition to harsher conditions. If your plants are too tall, strip off the lower leaves and

plant them deep up to the topmost leaves. The stems have the ability to grow roots from the nodes on their stems. This will result in an enhanced root system. By the end of June, when the soil is warm, it is very helpful to mulch the plants with 5-7 cm of mulch will help maintain soil moisture and control weeds. If you are providing support for your tomatoes, make it sturdy. Re-tying vines will be ongoing. A side dressing of fertilizer will aid fruiting. At the same time keep a watch out for pests and diseases. The tomato hornworm is a monster. Aphids can sometimes cause damage. Blossom end rot is caused by a deficiency of calcium in the fruit and worsens in unfavourable growing conditions, especially drought. Early and late blight can devastate your tomato crop. To help prevent this disease, plant tomatoes in different areas of the garden each year, as disease spores and dormant over winter in the soil. I choose some varieties that are resistant to disease. Tasty garden-grown tomatoes are one of the joys of summer. It is amazing that up until the 19th century they were considered to be poisonous. Editor’s note: Helen’s tomato plants are always sturdy and the first to sell out at plant sales. Visit our website at www. lanarkmg.blogspot.com or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Helen Halpenny is a Lanark County Master Gardener.

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Community actors and musicians: BarnDoor Productions has a show for you Perth’s BarnDoor Productions (BDP) has a playbill of very special productions lined up to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement. It’s a set of original shows about the history and future of their community – and now, Perth’s original community theatre needs to get the community on board to help bring them to the stage. They are holding an open house on Sunday, March 20, beginning at 2 p.m. The onehour event will feature scenes and songs from the four shows the group are planning. It’s a chance to see and hear a short preview and to decide to get involved in one or more of the productions. Best of all, it’s free! Each of the shows on the playbill is original, each is full of music and each is about, for and by the community. From drama to musical comedy, with lots in between, these shows are all full of vitality and entertainment. They just need talented people to bring them to life. The series begins in June with The Last Deadman, a legendary drama with music about Canada’s Last Fatal Duel, which took place in Perth in 1833. The show has had numerous productions across Ontario after its Perth premiere in 1983. This is a unique chance for young people up for a challenge to step forward: the entire cast is teenagers, as were the people involved in the duel! BDP need four young men and

three young women for this intense, exciting multi-media show. Next up is a premiere production in July, The Great Perth Temperance Soiree. It’s a chance for those who love to sing to get on board, as author Janet Coward takes us on a journey through the rise and fall of the temperance movement in Perth. The trick to this is that every word is gleaned directly from the pages of the Perth Courier, beginning with its first issue in 1834. That sound dull, but, believe it or not, people back then had a sense of humour, too, and the show is funny, lively and very tuneful. It’s also a show that doesn’t require a lot of memorization. If you love harmony, this is for you. BDP are looking for four male and four female performers, plus a pianist, a trumpeter, a drummer and maybe a bagpiper. August will see the return of Ghost Stories, The Legend of Oliver’s Landing. This “musical chiller” is about nefarious doings at Rideau Ferry in the 1830s. The legend of ferryman John Oliver and his wife and what happened to them and why is one that rumbles under the surface in the area and which was brought to life as a full, Broadway-style musical in 1984. Revived in 1992, the show was called “a winner! Grim, clever, funny, thrilling, indeed!” by CBC Radio, while the Brockville Recorder & Times

said “Lovers of good theatre can all rejoice. (Ghost Stories) is believable, bewitching and, best of all, blatantly unpredictable.” It’s a sort of Canadian Sweeney Todd, but this one is true! With a cast of up to 15 and a nine-piece orchestra, there’s lots of opportunity to get involved. The final offering in the series will happen in the fall and it’s a doozey! Death & Taxes, The Musical is an unabashedly old-fashioned, just-plain-fun musical comedy for the whole family. It’s got hand-clapping, foot-stomping, hummable songs (lots of them), it’s got funny characters and funny dialogue, it’s got a pantomime cow and it’s absolutely, definitely, in no way about Perth – maybe. It’s a show for the whole family, both on-stage and off and one that is a proven crowdpleaser. Kingston This Week called it “a delightful potpourri of ragtime, jazz and blues” while the Ottawa Citizen said “If you took (Thornton Wilder’s) Our Town and crossed it with a vaudeville revue, you might be lucky enough to come up with something as charming as Death & Taxes.” Re-written and re-orchestrated for 2016, the cast is as many as 20 or more, with a 10-piece big band playing some jumping jazz, blues, swing and ragtime. BarnDoor Productions’ website (www.barndoorproductions.ca) has everything from downloadable scripts and

scores to audio files to video clips, along with photos and more on the Auditions page, as well as complete information on the shows. Go there first to see what the fuss is about and then come to Full Circle The-

atre (26 Craig Street, Perth, near Last Duel Park) on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. to get an introduction to a unique series of shows all about a community. Community theatre doesn’t

happen without the community, and here’s a chance to get involved in community theatre and celebrate that community at the same time. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions

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Help to celebrate the community with musical theatre. Perth’s BarnDoor Productions has a whole series of special musical productions lined up to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their community, including a show that includes cut-out antique cars, a cow and a song about the First Traffic Accident in the country, as seen here in the 1989 premiere of Death & Taxes, The Musical. Come to Full Circle Theatre on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. to find out about the whole series and how to get involved.

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Perfect combination of comedy, Survey: Canadians still action, drama brings Zootopia to life willing to risk driving drunk MOVIE: Zootopia STARRING: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate and J.K. Simmons DIRECTORS: Byron Howard and Rich Moore RATING: G Imagine a world where humans never evolved. Instead every other mammal did. It’s a world where predators and prey live side by side in harmony. It’s a world where any animal can grow up to be whatever they want. It’s Zootopia. The city of Zootopia has 12 distinct eco-zones where animals, both predator and prey, live together. Recently mammals have mysteriously gone missing, and the police have no leads. Oddly it falls to rookie officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and street-wise con-man Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to figure out what’s going on. Ever since she was a young bunny Judy has dreamed of being a police officer in the big city of Zootopia. After a brief, but well executed training montage she makes that dream come true. Judy graduates at the top of her class to be the first ever bunny police officer. Nick Wilde is a fox who lives by his wits and his cunning. He makes

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his living by running one hustle after another. He figures if people are always going to judge him because he’s a fox then he’ll happily give them what they expect. The two might be an unlikely team, but they work well together. As they follow one lead to the next it becomes clear that there’s more going on than just a missing mammal case. There’s some kind of conspiracy, and it may be more than a rookie cop and a con-man can handle. You can’t just make a silly little film with anthropomorphic animals living in a city any more. It isn’t enough. You have to have a tightly written story with layers of comedy, action, and emotional drama. It has to work on multiple levels so that it entertains both children and adults, and ideally they should both be laughing at the same time.

It has to have stunning animation. Not just good animation, but the kind of animation that’s jaw dropping in its ability to play with light, colour, and texture. The characters can’t just be cartoons they have to have realistic facial expressions that convey real emotions. It’s what we the audience expect, and Zootopia delivers it all. I love this movie. I love the concept. I love how clever it is. The whole film from beginning to end never misses a beat. Whether it’s hamsters using the public habitrail tubes, or sloths working at the DMV, the creative team takes full advantage of the concept. I love the cast. I love Ginnifer Goodwin’s perfect mix of idealism and determination. I love Jason Bateman’s sarcasm with just the right amount of sensitivity. I love J.K. Simmons as mayor Lionheart, Idris Elba as police chief Bogo, and Jenny Slate as deputy mayor Bellweather. Zootopia is one of those beautiful films you’ll enjoy in the theatre with your family, and you’ll enjoy it with them just as much six months later after you’ve bought it. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature.

A recent survey shows that while a majority of Canadians agree that even a small amount of alcohol can impair a driver’s ability, the actions of Canadian drivers don’t always match that awareness. Thirty-three per cent of Canadian drivers surveyed by Leger in February 2016 agreed with the statement, “There have been occasions where I drove but was unsure if I was over the legal limit,” and another 26 per cent agreed that, “There have been occasions where I drove and am certain I was over the legal limit.” One-quarter of those surveyed agree that even if they are a bit over the legal limit, they are confident they are a safe driver (a number that was significantly higher among male drivers than female drivers (30 per cent vs. 17 per cent). One-third of Canadians agree that there have been occasions where they drove but were unsure if they were over the legal limit – men are significantly more likely to agree than women (42 per cent vs. 25 per cent). “It’s no surprise that these attitudes worry Canadians,” says Christopher Wilson, director, Alcohol Test Products, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS), who commissioned the survey. “We believe it’s a significant finding that

two-thirds of Canadians have either stopped or thought about stopping a friend, family member or co-worker from driving due to drinking.” A majority of Canadians agree that drunk drivers make them concerned about the safety of family or friends (91 per cent) or themselves (90 per cent). “Drivers overestimate their ability to judge their sobriety, but that shouldn’t be the case,” Wilson says. “We know Canadians believe that establishments that serve alcohol also have an obligation not to let patrons drink and drive.” The survey noted that more than two-thirds of Canadians, more so in Quebec and among women, agreed that pubs, restaurants and bars should be required to have alcohol level testing equipment available to patrons (68 per cent). “Our business has been built servicing the law enforcement, transportation and regulatory industries,” stated Wilson. “We work closely with research foundations, non-profit organizations and restaurants and bars that have on-site alcohol testers available so that drivers or their friends know with certainty when they shouldn’t be behind the wheel.” Submitted by Alcohol Countermeasure Systems

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Regional Round-Up Euchre 4 hand, March 24, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tenants Assoc, 375 Country St. Light lunch. Contact Norma 613-256-4179. Hub Hospice Palliative Care, Introduces Good Grief, Led by: Barbara Carroll, PHD, 3rd Monday each month, March 21, 10:30-noon, Parish House, 70 Clyde St. 613-883-6646 barbaracarroll@rogers.com Mills’ Home Support, Almonte. Afternoon Shopping in Carleton Place. Monday, April 4, shop some of your favourite stores. Call 613-2564700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte. Lunch Bunch, Thursday, March 17, 12 p.m at the Mills Community Support Building, 67 Industrial Dr. Entertainment “Marc Reid”. Call Home Support 613-256-4700. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte. Slots & Supper, Monday April 11, Call 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte. Supper Social, Tuesday, March 22, Almonte Legion. Transportation. Entertainment “Vicki Spurell”. Call 613-256-4700 to reserve. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte. theatre Trip & Supper out. Thursday March 31, enjoy the Neil Simon comedy “The Odd Couple”. Call Home Support 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte. transportation provided to the Clayton Hall supper and entertainment. Sunday April 3. Call Home Support 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte. Transportation to Carleton Place Pool. Every Monday to the Aqua Arthritis session. Session starts at 11:15. Call Home Support to reserve your seat on the bus 613-256-4700. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Parkinson’s Support Group. **Tuesday, March 29**, 2 p.m. at the Mills’ office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700 to register. Meetings take place the last Monday of the month. Movies on the Mississippi, Learning to Drive. Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, Sunday March 20, 2:30 p.m. http:// www.hubhospice.com Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Monday, March 21, 28, Holy Name of Mary School, 9:00 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095 Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Thursdays, March 24, 31, Holy Name of Mary School, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesday, March 22 & 29, Naismith Public School, 9:00 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095 Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesdays, March 22, 29, Holy Name of Mary School, 6-7:30 p.m. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Wednesdays, March 23, 30, Holy Name of Mary School, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 613-283-0095.

Breakfast- 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. After 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. masses at St. Mary’s28 Hawthorne. Sponsor: Knight of Columbus. Carleton Place Baptist Church, 299 Bridge St., Good Friday Service, March 25 at 10 a.m. Colour Yourself Calm, A Zen colouring program aimed at adults. Fourth Wednesday of the month 6:30-8pm. March 23. Sign up at the library. 613-257-2702. Eastern Star Ham & Bean Supper, Euchre

Any community organization based in our circulation area wishing to list an event of community interest is invited to submit a description of 25 words or less in writing. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Monday at 4:30 p.m. prior to publication date. This service is provided free of charge. Events will be listed no more than two weeks in advance. Write, Metroland Media, Attn: Regional Roundup, P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1, or fax at 613-283-5909 or e-mail: jmichaelis@theemc.ca OR cheryl.code@metroland.com. Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.

Party, Sat, March 19, 4:30 p.m. Zion Memorial United Church, 37 Franklin St. Tickets at the door. Info Elaine 613-253-3466 or Jim 613-2574840. Learn to Fly! “WingNuts” Model Airplane Club meets Saturday March 19, Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, 267 Edmund Street. Kids aged 8-12 yrs, 10-11:30 am. 613-2537013 or email cpbheritagemuseum@bellnet.ca to register. LinkedIn101, Saturday March 19, 2-4, Introductory to LinkedIn, what is it and how can it help my career? Sign up at the library. 613-2572702. Need to lose some weight, come and join us at TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group. Monday evenings 5:30-7pm, Legion, 177 George St., Info: Leanne 613-253-2013. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Monday, March 21, 28, Carambeck Community Centre, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.. 613-283-0095 Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Thursdays, March 24, 31, Arena, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesdays, March 22, 29, Arena, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Wednesdays, March 23, 30, Carambeck Community Centre, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Pickleball, Naismith School, 250 King St. Every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:30 pm. Generously sponsored by Mills Community Support Ltd. All are welcome. Stay sharp and in shape. St. Patrick’s Day Party, Sunday March 13, 1pm, Entertainment Dan Nicholas, Country View Lodge, 4676 Dark’s Side Road, 613-2561414 Member of the public welcome. St Pat’s Day, March 17, 3:00pm, Royal Canadian Legion. Stew will be available. Music by the Valley Rovers. Everyone welcome. 613-257-1727. Women & Investing. Saturday March 26, 10am, An introduction to the world of investing & financial management. Sign up at the library. 613-257-2702.

KEMPTVILLE Alzheimer Society- Support Group Meetings. 3rd Thursday each month, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. St. Lawrence Lodge, 1803 County Rd. 2 E. Baby Rhyme Time - Ontario Early Years, parents & their babies 0-12mnths, Fridays, April 1- May 20, 10:00-11:30am, 33 Clothier St. (Sanders T. entrance). To register: 1-866-433-8933 ext. 2374 Baby Talk - Ontario Early Years, A drop-in group for parents & babies 0-12mnths. Wednesdays 1:30-3:00pm, 33 Clothier St. (Sanders St. entrance) Info:1-866-433-8933 ext 2374. Baby Talk, Wednesday, March 23, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding Cafe La Leche League. Thursday, March 24, 1:30-3:00. Ontario Early Years Center. Topic, Art of Breastfeeding/Avoiding Difficulties. Dinner/Dance, Sunday March 20, Grenville Snowmobile Club, 4901 Charleville Road. Music by Billy Lewis & Hillbilly Highway. Dance 2-5 p.m. Roast Pork Dinner at 5 p.m. Everyone welcome! Feeding your baby solid food - Ontario Early Years, Monday, April 4, 1:30-2:30pm, 33 Clothier St. (Sanders T. entrance). To register: 1-866433-8933 ext. 2374 North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday every month. O’Farrell Financial Ser-

vices, Boardroom (292 County Rd. 44). 7 p.m. Learn communication/leadership skills. Passport to Kindergarten - Ontario Early Years, parent-child program, Mondays, April 25May 16, 1:30-3pm, 33 Clothier St. (Sanders T. entrance). To register: 1-866-433-8933 ext. 2374 Positive Parenting Cafe,Whining, Ontario Early Years, Tuesday, March 22, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Register on-line: www.healthunit.org/children/ triplep or call 1-800-660-5853. “Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 or 1(866)4338933 ext 2374.

March 17, 10:30-1 p.m. St. Pawty’s Day Bazaar, Sat. March 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Merrickville Community Centre, Sponsor: Furry Tales Rescue & A Chance Rescue. The New Horizon Club, March 23 - 2:00 pm. Fancy Bonnet High Tea (coffee if preferred). Make/decorate your own bonnet/hat and join the Easter Parade. Parade followed by a service auction and refreshments. Janet 613-269-2737.

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A Day At The Movies, “The Good Dinosaur” 1:30-4pm, “Do you Believe?” 6:30-9:30pm, Friday, March 18, Glad Tidings Church, 160 Wayside Dr. Popcorn and Bake sale on site. Al-Anon Meetings. If you are living with or near a drinking problem. Every Thursday 8 p.m. St. James Anglican Church, Drummond St. 613267-4848, 613-267-6039. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 24 at Perth Civitan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard 613267-5305. Community Home Support Lanark County Bereavement Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month 1-3pm at 40 Sunset Blvd, Info: 613-267-6400 Easter Bake Sale, Perth Canadian Tire March 23, 8am - 5pm, or as long as baked goods last. Free Tim Horton’s coffee with purchase. Raising funds for Rideau Lakes Education. (nongovernment funded). rlefundraising@gmail.com Friends of the Tay Watershed, Perth Legion, 22 Beckwith St E., Tues. 22 Mar, 3:00 pm. Presentation by Parks Canada will follow our AGM. Jubilee Musical Tribute, 200 Voice Choir and Orchestra. Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. St. John Roman Catholic Church, 38 Wilson St East. Tickets: at Tickets Please, 39 Foster St., 613-485-6434. Ontario Early Years Centre infant playgroup, Thursdays, March 24, 31, The Dance Studio, 1-2 p.m. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Monday, March 21, 28, Taycare Senior Centre, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095 Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Thursdays, March 24, 31, The Dance Studio, 9:30-11 a.m. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesdays, March 22, 29, Taycare Senior Centre, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095 Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Wednesdays, March 23, 30, Perth Library, 10noon. 613-283-0095. Perth & District Historical Society, Author Brian Gilhuly presents the interesting story of the eastern Ontario early railroads, Thursday, March 17, 7:30pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith St., Perth (more information: 613-264 0094 www. perthhs.org ) Perth Civitan Country Jamboree, Sunday, March 27 (4th Sunday every month), 1:30-6:30 pm, Civitan Hall. Dinner 5 pm. Info: 613-2671825. Perth Stamp Club Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, McMartin House., 125 Gore St. E. Info. call Phil Warrington 613-2640724. RTA Central Club, Saturday, March 19, Wheelers Sugar Bush, Level 2, 10 km, moderate pace. Conditions could range from icy to mushy to muddy. Meet Conlon Farm, for 9:30 a.m. departure. Leader: Nancy Gaudreau, 613-3009532. St. Patrick’s Day. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 244, 26 Beckwith Street East, Thursday,

Book Club, Sunday, March 20, 2 p.m. at the Lanark Learning Centre, 67 George Street. Come and help us discuss Liane Moriarty’s “The Husband’s Secret” and learn about books by Ireland’s Maeve Binchy. Civitan Old Tyme Country Talent Night Dinner & Dance. Last Friday of every month, dinner 6 p.m., music 7:30-11:30 p.m. Contact Vic (613)259-5610. Conversational French with Louise Favreau at the Lanark Learning Centre, 67 George Street. Thursday, March 17 and 24 at 11a.m. Craft Group and Social Time. Thursday, March 17 & 24 from 1-3 p.m. Drop in to knit squares for “Bales for the North” or bring along your project. Lanark Learning Centre , 67 George Street. Easter Tea, Thursday, March 31 from 2-4 p.m., at the Lanark Learning Centre, 67 George Street. For tickets drop in or call 613-259-2207. Fun With Beads. Saturday, March 19 at 1:30. Join Kathy to design and make your own beautiful necklace. Pre registration required 613259-2207. Lanark Learning Centre, 67 George Street. Lanark and District Civitan Old Tyme Talent Night. Last Fri of the month. Dinner 6PM. Followed by evening of country music. For info call Vic 613 -59-5610. Music Jamboree at the Lanark Legion, Sat., March 19 at 2pm, 69 George St., Lanark. Everyone welcome Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Thursdays, March 24, 31, Maple Grove School, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Wednesdays, March 23, 30, Maple Grove School, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Sacred Heart’s Dinner/Jamboree Friday March 18th, Foy Hall, 91 Princess St, 6 p.m. Dinner. Music follows. Host Alberta, 613-259-2671 for info.

MERRICKVILLE Clothing Drive, Saturday April 2, 9-4:30pm, Merrickville Public School Parking Lot, 306 Drummond St. E. Collecting gently used clothing, shoes, belts & handbags Walk of the Cross, Good Friday, March 25, 8am, starting with a prayer at St Ann by Fr Julius Nwagbara. Youth & children welcome to take turn in carrying the Cross. Legion Open, March 19, 12-4 p.m. Legion Open, March 23, 12-4 p.m. “Jam” Session in the Club Room 7pm - 10pm. Legion Open, March 26, 12-4 p.m. Legion Open, March 30, 12-4 p.m. Music by Hallman & Hoffman, March 18, 7-11 p.m., Beef Stew Dinner served at 6. Merrickville Legion. Senior’s Luncheon, Merrickville Legion,

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RURAL 2nd Annual St Paddy’s Dance March 12th hosted by Middleville Ag Society, Clayton Hall 8-12 - live band, silent auction, door prizes, pie in the face & refreshments. Ticket Marg 613-2592719 4 Hand Euchre Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., Pierces Corners Hall. Light lunch. All welcome. Info: 613-489-1684 All You Can Eat Spaghetti, March 18, 6pm Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport . Alzheimer Society- Support Group Meetings. 3rd Friday each month, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Country Roads Community Health Centre, 4319 Cove Rd. at Hwy. 15 (Portland). Annual Spring Turkey Dinner, Sponsored by Newboro United Church, Friday March 18, Pick-up 4:30-5:30pm, Sit down 6:00pm, Newboro Community Hall. Tickets Barb 613-2735344, Lorraine 613-272-2648 Archives Lanark, open every Friday & Saturday, 10-3 pm, 1920 Con.7, Drummond (former Drummond Township Office near Drummond Center.)Info: 613-267-2232 or 613 256-3130. Beckwith Playgroup meets Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30. Beckwith Twp Hall, Black’s Corners, (Sept.-June). Info: 613-257-1539. Best Possible Start Drop-In. Parenting information and support. 1st and 3rd Monday’s each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Country Roads CHC, 4319 Cove Road, Portland. Info: Early Years Team, 613-272-2799 or 1-888-998-9927. Bid Euchre, Every second Monday night, Mar 7 & Mar 21, 7:00 p.m. Tatlock Community Hall. Bid euchre every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-8482. Bingo, Elgin Lions Club Hall, every Thursday night, 7 p.m. Smoke free. Bowser and Blue- Dynamic comedy-music duo, Thurs. March 31, 8:00 p.m., Joshua Bates Centre, Athens. Tickets: Athens Municipal Office 613-924-2044, J. B. Kelly Insurance, Brockville 613-345-3032, Debbie 613-924-2056 or Dave 613-923-5713. Celebrate St Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 18, 5 p.m. Portland United Church. Gourmet Beef Stew & Chili Dinner. Sponsored by Portland United Church Women. Dance, March 19, 8 pm-midnight, lunch 10:30 pm, Band: Shylo, Lyndhurst Legion. Easter Sunrise Service at the bridge on Mill St. in Bishop’s Mills on March 27 at 7 a.m. Breakfast to follow in St. Andrew’s United Church Hall. Good Friday Service, Calvin United Church, 10:30am, Easter Sunday Services will be held at Althorpe United Church at 9:30am and at Calvin United Church at 11:00am, Everyone welcome. See REGIONAL page 27


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and Nashville touring acts. It was a dry county so the only alcohol came in “your girlfriend or wife’s purse” but they sold mix, burgers and such. Unfortunately, Terry’s dad died after ten years of running it and so Terry helped his mom Connie run it for another ten years, bringing in country and country/rock groups. Through this he gained musical contacts and continued playing wherever he could. One of the groups he spent five years with was Neon Cactus, who became Gordie Tapp’s backup band. He tells me of playing the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto – four shows a day for 18 days behind Gordie. This band also backed Randy Bachman, Beverly D’Angelo and many others. Pedal steel player, extraordinaire, Al Brisco also played in that band. Terry toured and played with Stompin’ Tom, Patricia Conroy, Fred Eaglesmith, Washboard Hank, Mae Moore. During this time he also established a sound, light and staging company which he hired out for various events around Ontario. Terry twice did a concert with the London Ontario Symphony Orchestra, just to show his virtuosity. Terry developed a passion for scuba diving while visiting Tobago, learned how and got his teaching credentials there. He was back and forth with his family many times. After his marriage ended and his kids were grown, he headed back to Tobago and Trinidad for about a year and a half. Being the social guy he is, he quickly made lots of friends, including musicians and ended up playing drums with sitar player, Mungal Patasar and Pantar – a sitar fusion band with tabla, steel drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitars, keyboards and saxophone. He laughs when telling about this as he was the only ‘white guy’ in the band. He also had a stint playing for a couple of years on cruise ships, making music with Beverley Mahood, Duane Steele and Wendell Ferguson, among others, on these junkets. Besides teaching diving he also did some work moving sailboats around the Caribbean for their owners. Since moving to the Perth area he’s played with Ottawa Valley Country Hall of Famers – Tracey Brown, Steve Piticco and Fred Dixon, as well as Harry Adrain, Tom Valiquette, the Doherty Brothers, Brian Ostrom, Charley Smith and Driftin’ Doug. He speaks fondly of gigging with Shawn McCullough and Mikey Cochrane in Westport. He enjoyed a tour backing Nora Galloway in Europe as drummer for her band, Decorative Knobs. He’s toured with blues veteran Sue

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The Perth area will lose an accomplished musician when Terry Kittmer soon moves to Cole Harbour Village, Nova Scotia. Kittmer has been a regular around the Ottawa Valley circuit. Foley for a year and a half, as well as the Celtic/folk party band, Riverthieves for the past nine years. He’s been a regular at many of the local legions, backing various musicians as well as lots of charity fundraisers. Terry has left his mark in Lanark County and the Ottawa Valley with both his music and his carpentry and his spirit will long be remembered. As he continues to follow the beat of his own drum, heading east, I know he’ll keep the many friends he’s made here in his heart. Thanks for sharing, Terry, and we wish you the best in Nova Scotia. May the beat go on

for a long time. Upcoming events • Friday, March 18: Slocan Ramblers at the Sharbot Lake Country Inn. Come hear what all the buzz is about this wonderful bluegrass band from Toronto who are causing quite a stir internationally. Call Sandra at 613-279-2198 for reservations. • Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.: Jubilee Musical Tribute at St. John Roman Catholic Church in Perth. This event celebrates Perth’s 200th anniverary and Queen’s University’s 175th anniversary and is a combined

production of the Men and Women of the Tay, St Paul’s and St. James’ choirs, plus Queen’s Choral Ensemble and Queen’s University Orchestra. Should be an awesome evening of music. This show is sold out.. • Sunday, April 3: David Olney at O’Reilly’s Ale House – Sunday Listening Room Series at 7 p.m. Olney is a formidable singer/songwriter from Nashville who led The X-Rays in late ‘70s – early ‘80s and whose music has been covered by none other than Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash and Linda Ronstadt. Tickets are $10 each. The kitchen closes at 6 p.m. so get there early for a seat and get your food order in, if desired. • Sunday, April 10: Melwood Cutlery & Long Sault Trio at The Perth Manor. You’ll enjoy the unique folk stylings from Melwood’s extensive catalogue, including his wonderful newest CD, Home in the Country. Long Sault Trio always offer sweet musicianship blended with a nice mix of blues, folk, jazz, Celtic and traditional. Tickets are $35, including hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Seating is limited. Tickets are available in advance by calling Perth Manor: 613264-0050. • Saturday, April 16: Hervana at The Studio Theatre with Kate Weekes opening. Hervana, an all-girl Nirvana cover band will be paying tribute to their Unplugged in New York album. Ottawa Valley gals, Carly Beath (Smiths Falls) and Erin Cousins (Almonte) are in the band who have wowed audiences throughout Ontario and Quebec. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance (online) and $20 at door. Support live music everywhere.

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Aug. 1, 2006 saw a longish, whitehaired gent first appear locally in Perth, one who quickly made his presence known by virtue of his gentleness, his love of drumming and carpentry, often in a kilt. His father was a proud Scot who, in his time, bravely married a Brit and was outcast from his Scottish community so Terry Kittmer often wears one of his seven kilts in honour of his dad. I’d see Terry playing at O’Reilly’s and soon with various musical groups in the area. I got to know him and it didn’t take long to realize and respect his ‘marching to the beat of his own drum’. Unfortunately for us, I just found out he’s moving to Cole Harbour Village, Nova Scotia. Again, following his own rhythm. Here’s his story... Terry grew up in Lakeside, ON, on his parent’s farm, between London and Stratford. He started piano lessons at age eight and from 11 to 15-years-old took five-string banjo, interestingly, taught by a sitar player. The desire to drum caught him and he joined the Perth Regiment Pipe Band out of Stratford, where he went for weekly lessons, not touching a drum for a year but learning rudiments, standing around a table and tapping on it with drum sticks. Following his own ‘beat’ started at 15 years of age, when his mother told him to get his hair cut or leave, so he left, hitch hiking to St. Mary’s and taking the train to Toronto where he lived on the streets over Christmas and a month or two more before returning home and not cutting his hair. His father bought him a set of Stewart drums and it wasn’t long before he was gigging locally. The drinking age was 21 so whenever he played in a bar he had to sit out in the lobby during the breaks. He was in several groups but primarily was freelance. Weddings, parties, country, rock, blues styles all kept him playing and gaining more and more contacts and more credibility. Kittmer remembers a time playing in a group called Plum Loco, with John Till on guitar (ex-Janis Joplin, Hawks) and Ken Kalmusky on bass (Hawks, Great Speckled Bird) all around the area. He remained a drummer-for-hire, playing wherever he could. Meanwhile, following another passion, he learned the trade and became a licensed Red Seal Carpenter. Having seen what the music industry can do to people, he realized he needed something else to pay the bills and carpentry seemed like a good fit to avail the erratic schedule of being a musician. He married, raised children, all the while doing carpentry and playing music wherever on weekends and available nights. When Terry was 25, his father, Burns, built a 500seat dance hall on their farm called the Circle K Dance Hall, offering dances Friday (singles) and Saturday nights (couples), bringing in primarily country acts including Kitty Wells, Ronnie Prophet and other Canadian

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Reader feels vehicle’s acceleration concerns are being ignored “Hi Brian After discussing my problem with my local Toyota dealer and checking on several blogs on the internet, I have just learned that the Transportation Safety Board does not deal with automobile incidents. My partner suggested turning to you, so here I am. Recently while travelling on a local city road (in my 2012 Rav4), I approached a red light and began to brake when my car went into an uncontrollable acceleration. I threw the car into neutral, to no avail, stood on the brake and threw car into park as the car bucked like a bronco, so I turned off the key. Since I did not have any previous knowledge of unintended acceleration, I called my partner who met me and we proceeded to the Toyota dealer. I was asked to fill out an “alleged” (quotes supplied by me) description of the problem, and the service man checked the floor mat, and it lay undisturbed flat on the floor where it was supposed to be. The car floor was dry, my boots were dry, the roads were dry and there was no frost inside the car. Needless to say, I will not drive that car again. The next day, the service rep listened to my problem and introduced me to the manager who stated that all those problems were related to the floor mat sticking to the accelerator pedal. (Why

would Toyota keep installing such a mat if it continued to put customers in such peril?) Then I turned to the Internet and found that a class action lawsuit had been settled in 2014, to the tune of over a billion dollars for the very same problem that I experienced. So far, I have been ignored, insulted and am drawing a blank at finding a solution to my problem. I was hoping you could help – either putting me in touch with a lawyer who could handle another class action suit, or helping me get in touch with some authority or board who was interested in hearing my plea. Thanks J” Keep in mind I am not a legal expert, but in my 40-plus years in the business I have some knowledge regarding these types of situations. First, anyone can file a complaint form regarding such situations with Transport Canada on their website at www.tc.gc.ca/eng/ motorvehiclesafety/safevehicles-defectinvestigations. My review of both Transport Canada and NHTSA (US) databases revealed no active recalls or bulletins for this issue on this model year of RAV4. Yes, there are dozens of consumer reports on the web, but just because someone posted something doesn’t necessarily substantiate it. Toy-

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ota and most other carmakers are very sensitive to unintended acceleration after massive recalls of certain older models related to defective gas pedals (the 2012 Rav4 wasn’t involved with these recalls). You may also have the option of seeking redress through Toyota’s voluntary arbitration system with CANVAP – Canadian Vehicle Arbitration Program (see www.canvap.ca for details). All that being said, without definitive and verifiable proof that this event happened (and no arbitrator will simply take your word for it) and without some type of identifiable flaw, in my humble opinion you will not likely get what you’re looking for; replacement or buyback of the vehicle. The bucking you experienced after shifting to neutral was the result of an engine RPM limiter that shuts off fuel injection to avoid letting the engine overrev. It is normal. You took all the right actions including turning off the key. However, trying to shift an automatic transmis-

Board discusses plans to celebrate Canada 150 Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met in Brockville March 9 for its regular meeting. The board approved formation of a steering committee that will make recommendations on how the board will celebrate the sesquicentennial as a teachable moment for our students. Annual occupational health and safety report Dennis Koluk, UCDSB’s health and safety specialist, presented his annual report to the board. A key finding is an overall increase in the number of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board accident claims to 118 last school year, compared with 90 the year before. Koluk noted the board’s overall accident rate for its 3,800 employees is still lower than the average experienced

by comparable school boards across Ontario. He made several recommendations to trustees on ways to reduce workplace injuries including: • Continuing to emphasize effective workplace safety inspections, with a focus on reducing prevalent accident types such as slips, trips and falls, and continued training for site representatives to conduct safety inspections in board schools and workplaces. • Working to update and establish health and safety programs to meet current legislative and school board needs. • Continuing to make safety improvements in our technology classrooms through the standardized purchase of safer tools and other equipment for students and staff. Submitted by the UCDSB

sion into park while the vehicle is moving will do nothing as the vehicle must be stationary in order for the park lock to engage. Most late model vehicles now have another failsafe to prevent unintended acceleration. If the engine control computer reads or sees an open throttle and brake pedal application at the same time, it will reduce engine power to allow the vehicle to be brought under the driver’s control. While, from your description, the floor mats were not likely the cause, I’d recommend replacing them with a floor liner from Weathertech or Husky (see weathertech.ca). These thin but durable waterproof liners are custom molded to specific floors of every make and model of vehicle sold in Canada. They fit up against the firewall and seats so that shifting is impossible and they do a much better job of protecting the carpeting and the electronics under them in our climate. I can understand your desire not to operate this vehicle any longer but the only option I can see (again in my humble opinion) is to trade it in. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive drop me a line, [By email to emc@perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail. com listing ‘Question for the Car

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Beef, potato and stout Talk to over pies makes for a hearty meal Break open the hot flaky puff pastry to find tender braised beef, potato and vegetables in a flavourful beer infused sauce. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: about 1-1/4 hours Baking time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients • 3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper • 1 lb (500 g) stewing beef, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces • 3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil • 1 onion, coarsely chopped • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped • 1 potato, peeled and cut into small chunks • 4 oz (125 g) mushrooms, quartered (about 1-1/2 cups/375 mL) • 1 clove garlic, minced • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each dried thyme and dried rosemary leaves • 2 cups (500 mL) stout beer • 2 tbsp (25 mL) tomato

paste • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce • 2 tsp (10 mL) brown sugar • Half (397 g) pkg frozen puff pastry, thawed • 1 Ontario egg, lightly beaten

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Shelley Fillipoff will not speak about recent drug charges against her in the March 3 bust in Lanark Highlands, but she will talk about Emma, her missing daughter, who has not been seen since Nov. 28, 2012. “These charges do not change anything in regards for my search for Emma,” Shelley told this newspaper March 10. “My focus remains on trying to find my daughter.”

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Billboards like the one pictured above, were posted by Shelley Fillipoff in Vancouver in hopes of locating her missing daughter, Emma. The billboards were up and lit, for three months, but according to Shelley, not a word was heard, nor a lead found. Shelley still searches for Emma. this investigation, where police found cocaine, cannabis, Canadian currency, a sawed-off shotgun, doublebarrel shotgun, ammunition and a switchblade. She will appear in court in Smiths Falls on April 11. Others arrested in the drug raid include Richard Bonselaar, 23 of Perth (April 11, court appearance in Smiths Falls); Cole Massey, 19, of Perth; Keisha Bell, 28, of Perth; Heather Price, 53, of Perth; Paul Clarke, 59,

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said there were three lit billboards dotting the area where Emma was last seen. “They were lit from December to February,” Shelley said, of the billboards that were located on the highway to the ferry, in Nanaimo and in Duncan, B.C. “When I get my wits about me, I’m going to contact CBC about a podcast,” she said. Shelley, who has been off on disability leave from her job as a teacher at Queen Elizabeth School in Perth, where she taught Grade 5, said she’s financially strapped and has to think about going back out west. “Searching where she may be is really a shot in the dark,” she said. “It’s hard for me to believe but there are two scenarios that are playing in my heart of hearts right now. One is that she has been taken against her will and is being held, and the other is that she is dead. I’m starting to feel that something drastic has happened.” Shelley said she has had unbelievable support from her community and at the school where she teaches. “I have had nothing but support,” she said. “But there are some pretty nasty comments on Emma’s Facebook page (Help Find Emma Fillipoff), that are really disheartening… that’s not my Facebook page, but Emma’s and some of the comments are really awful.” Shelley remains focused on finding her daughter, despite these current drug charges hanging over her head. “My focus remains on finding Emma,” she said. “That is where it has always been, and where it will remain” until she gets the answers she so desperately seeks.

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Jubilee Musical Tribute Concert at St. John Church is sold out

he Jubilee Musical Tribute celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement and the 175th anniversary of Queen’s University is faced with the happy problem of letting people, who have not yet bought their tickets, know that the concert is now sold out. Six hun-

dred people will be attending this huge and exciting event. The sharing of these anniversary celebrations is in honour of the fact that Perth businessman and politician, William Morris (1786-1858) was a founder of Queen’s University. The concert, which combines the

voices of Men and Women of the Tay, St. James and St. Paul’s Church Choirs and Friends with the Queen’s University Choral Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra and acclaimed soloists, will involve around 250 talented participants. It may be the larg-

est concert ever in Perth, making the event historic as well as historical. It is being presented in St. John Roman Catholic Church which is the largest church in Perth and is considered to have the best acoustics. The concert is also being performed

the previous evening, (March 18) in Grant Hall at Queen’s University in Kingston. Tickets may still be available for that performance through the Isabel Bader website at Queen’s www. theisabel.ca Submitted by Barbara Guthrie

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The Fire Departments of Lanark County remind all residents that you are responsible and liable for all open air fires used to burn brush or wood products. Now is an excellent time to burn all your brush when there is still snow cover on the ground. No open air burning is permitted in Lanark County between April 1st and May 15th of each year due to dry spring conditions. Fire bans will be extended or cancelled depending on spring conditions. Permits are not issued for burning of grass or leaves at any time. Check with your local Fire Department or municipal office for information on burn permit requirements. Let’s have a fire safe spring in Lanark County.

The overnight winter parking restriction ends on March 31st, 2016, pursuant to Town of Perth Traffic and Parking By-law #3961.

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The Town of Perth is seeking proposals from qualified respondents to provide tree removal and other arborist services. Interested respondents must submit their proposals in sealed envelopes marked ES-16-02 TREE REMOVAL SERVICES to Jamie McCarthy, Acting Superintendent of Surface Operations, no later than March 31st, 2016 at 3pm. Jamie McCarthy Acting Superintendent of Surface Operations Corporation of the Town of Perth 80, Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9

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In the interest of safety, public nuisance and humaneness to animals, the Town of Perth has an Animal Control Bylaw. The bylaw affects dogs, cats, kennels, public nuisance issues including noise, bio-waste and unleashed animals, animals in vehicles, and exotic or wild animals. The bylaw is available for viewing on the Town’s website at www.perth.ca or you may drop into Town Hall and ask for a copy. If you require animal control services, please contact Animal Control/Bylaw Enforcement Officer, Anita Stuart, at 613-259-9998 or Pager at 613-267-9337. DO NOT CALL THE POLICE FOR THESE MATTERS. Pound Services are also provided by Animal Control Officer, Anita Stuart. Please call 613-259-9998 for enquiries relating to animals that have been picked-up in Town or animals that are lost or missing. In addition, those wishing to adopt an animal can also contact Ms. Stuart. DO NOT CALL THE POLICE FOR THESE MATTERS. Please be a responsible pet owner – have your pet spayed or neutered!

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DOG TAGS AND CAT LICENCES: Dog tags are required annually for all dogs residing in Perth and may be purchased for a cost of $15.00 prior to April 1st. If purchased after April 1st the fee is $30.00. All cat owners must purchase a one-time licence for a fee of $15.00. Dog tags and cat licences are available at the Town Hall. For more information call 613-267-3311 Ext 2278. If you require animal control services, please contact Animal Control/By-Law Enforcement Officer, Anita Stuart at 613-259-9998 or Pager 613-267-9337. Licences help us locate owners of lost animals.

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longer available. Transition Perth formed a community group, along with The Table Community Food Centre, and other citizens, “to determine the best solution in regard to the demise of the community gardens,” wrote Baillon. They identified a section of land from Rogers Road to Rideau Ferry Road between the town subdivisions, more specifically, according to an aerial map provided with the report, the garden plots would be located between Burchell Glass and Bell’s Machining on Rogers Road at one end. “There is a hydro line along this strip of land and an informal access track to the south of the strip,” wrote Baillon. “The garden plots could go to the north of the access track.” The community garden group has told the town that it would work on the land, create the plots, and administer plot allocation. The agreement with the town “will ensure that they provide their own insurance coverage.” This proposal has already been included in the 2016 budget, with a $2,000 price tag. “I was really happy to see this report,” said Mayor John Fenik. “This is a great opportunity for people.” There are a lot of industrial facilities in the area and he commended the garden group for “green spacing” the area. “It’s a great way to soften what can be very harsh industrial land,” said Fenik. Coun. Jim Graff added, half-jokingly, that “it’s going to be so successful (that) you’ll have people in the north end of town want something like this.” Stewart cemetery plot The town will be donating $700 towards the refurbishment of the J.A. Stewart cemetery plot in the Elmwood Cemetery. “We took a good look at this,” said Baillon. Thanks in part because this is Perth’s 200th anniversary year, and the importance of the Stewart family in the town’s history, “it made sense to do this,” said Baillon. J.A. Stewart’s widow, Jesse, donated land for what is now Stewart Park in his memory to the town. Dr. Carl Rubino had requested $1,500 from the town during a delegation he made on Dec. 1, 2015. Having received quotes regarding the restoration of the tombstone, Rubino reported that the overall cost would be about $2,780 plus HST (Harmonized Sales Tax), of which Rubino had secured about $1,300 in donations, according to Baillon’s report to council. Breaking those figures down, Rubino found the following costs: • Lead letters, $800; • Restoration of the ground stones, $500; • Repair the base to the cross joint, $280; and, • Cleaning the cross for $1,200. Baillon wrote that the $700 donation “is consistent with the percentage that is granted for projects through the Heritage Restoration Grant Program,” and the money will come from the community grant program.

Notice of commeNcemeNt of eNviroNmeNtal ScreeNiNg Project Notice of Public ParticiPatioN oPPortuNity Notice of termiNatioN of iNdividual eNviroNmeNtal aSSeSSmeNt ProceSS Solid WaSte diSPoSal eNviroNmeNtal aSSeSSmeNt Study to serve the Town of Perth The Town of Perth initiated an Individual Environmental Assessment (EA) during 2013 to address the Town’s future solid waste disposal needs. Based on guidance provided by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) the Town now intends to use an Environmental Screening Process in place of the individual EA. This new Environmental Screening Process will be carried out under Ontario Regulation 101/07 of the Environmental Assessment Act (EA Act). The Study Area currently identified for the Environmental Screening Process is illustrated below. Background An Individual Environmental Assessment (EA) began in 2013 to explore options for the Town of Perth’s future solid waste disposal needs. The Town’s existing landfill, located on part of Lots 27 and 28 Concession 10 in the Town of Perth, Ontario, had reached its approved capacity. The landfill provides an important service to the Town’s residents and businesses, so new disposal capacity was (is) needed. A draft EA Terms of Reference (TOR) was published in 2015. It summarized a methodology for determining and evaluating solutions for waste disposal. It included a preliminary plan for consultation and described further studies required to limit impacts of potential solutions. Following TOR review, the MOECC encouraged the Town to instead undertake an Environmental Screening under EA Act. This approach will allow the addition of up to 100,000 m3 of waste disposal volume at the current landfill, representing approximately 10 years of additional capacity. The Environmental Screening Process is expected to be completed during 2016. This notice also informs interested parties that the Individual EA Process is now terminated. The Environmental Screening Process involves: • Identification of the problem or opportunity • Application of screening criteria to identify potential environmental effects • Consultation with members of the public, agencies and aboriginal groups to identify issues or concerns • Completion of studies to assess potential environmental effects • Development of impact and mitigation measures to address stakeholder concerns and ensure environmental, social and economic impacts are minimized • Preparation of an Environmental Screening Report Public Participation Members of the public, agencies, aboriginal groups and other interested persons are encouraged to actively participate in the planning process by attending public information sessions, reviewing project information or contacting the Project Team directly with comments or questions. Public input will be sought throughout the planning process. At least one public information session will be held at a later stage in the process. The date, time and location will be advertised in a future published notice and on the Town’s website. We are currently soliciting public input on preliminary project information, which can be found on the Town’s web site at: www.perth.ca  Local Government  Environmental Services  Garbage and Recycling  Solid Waste Disposal Study Preliminary project information includes: • A checklist summarizing potential impacts resulting from the project; and, • A preliminary report documenting the reasons for the project and potential impacts of the project. Additional information will be posted as the Environmental Screening Process work progresses. If you would like information concerning this project, to provide comments, or to be added to the project mailing list, please contact either of the following Project Team members: Mr. Grant Machan Mr. Lyle Parsons, B.E.S. Director of Environmental Services Project Manager Town of Perth R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited 80 Gore Street East 15 Townline Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9 Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3R4 Tel: 613-267-3311 x2233 Tel: 519-941-5331 x3044 Email: gmachan@perth.ca Email: lyle.parsons@rjburnside.com All personal information included in a submission such as name, address, telephone number and property location is collected, maintained and disclosed by the MOECC for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s.37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of the public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential. For more information, please contact the MOECC’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-327-1434. This Notice first issued on March 3, 2016. Connected to Your Community - P3 - Thursday, March 17, 2016

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Days of Yore … From The Perth Courier dated Jan. 15, 1959: “Flying Officer P.G. (Pete) Noonan, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Noonan, Lewis Street, a member of 430 Fighter Squadron, based at Grostenquin, France, accompanied the squadron to Sardinia, for two weeks of intensive firing exercises designed to keep the squadron at peak efficiency.” Did you know? The Bomber Command Museum

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On the left, Zone G6 Commander George Wood with Branch 244 President Eric Devlin before the start of the Zone G6 Convention on March 13. of Canada is located in Nanton, Alberta. The organization’s website states that “although the museum’s collection of aircraft has grown significantly over the years, the Society remains focused on its goals of honouring those who served with Bomber Command and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP).” They have recently completed a Blenheim restoration project,

and a second bomber has joined the Lancaster already on display. The museum also has on display the Harvard, Fleet Fawn, Tiger Moth, Cornell, Anson, and Yale. Airspeed Oxfords, Cessna Cranes, and others, are awaiting restoration in the future. Don’t forget our websites: www.rcl244.com and www.hallofremembrance. ca. Facebook: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244.

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Perth-Upon-Tay, Branch 244, hosted the Zone G6 Spring Council and Convention on March 13 in the Legion hall. The location of these meetings is rotated between branches within the zone, which includes branches in Lanark, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Almonte, Arnprior, Kanata, and West Carleton. Guest speakers included Dave Cormier, Deputy Commander of District G, and Ron Goebel, Vice-Chairman of District F, Ontario Command. St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 will be celebrated in the Members’ Lounge from 2 to 6 p.m., with Neville Wells and The Eclectic Band (including Ed Ashton) providing the music. Everyone is welcome. Members are reminded that there will be no Saturday Jamboree or Meat Draw in the month of March.

Healthy Kids Community Challenge lessons, baseball, therapeutic Challenge Community Project Leeds and Grenville has announced its riding and early years/after- Fund recipients will be hosting Community Project Fund recipients. school programs,” says launch events to generate The Healthy Kids Community Desormeaux.   awareness and enthusiasm for Challenge Leeds and Grenville Healthy Kids Community projects.  Community Project Fund is designed R0013737610 to engage communities to help create supportive environments for children to be active. Just over $100,000 in total has been awarded to 15 recipients across Contact us at: 1702 9th Line Beckwith RR#2, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 3P2 Leeds and Grenville. General Inquiries: 613-257-1539 or 1-800-535-4532 / Public Works: 613-257-1810 or 1-800-535-4534 / cmoyle@twp.beckwith.on.ca With funds made available through the Government of Ontario, Healthy SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2015 Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Monday March 21st, 2016 6:00 PM Public Works Councillor Brian Dowdall Grenville created the Community Project Monday March 21st, 2016 Immed. Following Finance Deputy-Reeve Sharon Mousseau Fund to support the first Healthy Kids Detailed agendas for meetings are available for review on the Township website at www.twp.beckwith.on.ca or at the Township Office 24 hours prior to the meeting Community Challenge theme: Run. Jump. Play. Every Day. Charitable or non-profit CELEBRATE YOUR HERITAGE organizations/groups were encouraged to BECKWITH HERITAGE SPEAKERS’ SERIES submit their ideas for innovative projects Sunday, March 20th, 2016 • 2:00 p.m. that promote physical activity and create Beckwith Council Chambers, 1702 9th Line Beckwith Celebrating 200 Years (1816 – 2016) supportive environments for children up Thank you to all the Volunteers that worked so hard to make Panel Discussion on the History of Ice Harvesting to the age of 12. this event a success! We couldn’t have done it without you! Demonstration of the Historical Mapping Legacy Project by Barry Crampton “We are thrilled to see so many unique Sponsored by the Beckwith Heritage Committee Beckwith Township would like to thank and exciting projects in our community Light Refreshments Provided the following groups for all their hard work: that will create more opportunities Township of Beckwith for children and families to be active Beckwith Youth Committee Members and Parents NOTICE together,” stated Joanne Desormeaux, Playground / Splash pad Fundraising Committee Activation of Reduced Load Period Healthy Kids Community Challenge Beckwith and Carleton Place Scouts In accordance with By-law # 92-05, please note that the Township of Beckwith will be enforcing facilitator in Leeds and Grenville, in Restricted Loading upon roadways within its jurisdiction effective: Chris Yorath Chili Cook-Off: a news release issued last Thursday.  TUESDAY, MARCH 8th, 2016 1st Prize – James Drapeau • 2nd Prize – Faye Campbell • 3rd Prize – Janet Wiklo “Some projects include opportunities Restricted loading 5 Tonnes per axle. Thank you to all those who entered into the Chili Cook-Off. Dave Ennis, Public Works Superintendent, Township of Beckwith for active play such as outdoor nature There was a great variety of Chili. The judges had a tough job! 613-257-1810 programs, recreation lending libraries, trail exploration and geocaching, while others provide more structured physical Like our Facebook page “Beckwith Township” for news, events and important notices. activity opportunities such as swimming

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washed overboard,” she recalled. “The front end of the boat would go entirely under water and then up in the air.” To add to the misery on board, “a woman had a miscarriage and there was a burial at sea for the baby.” However, there were good parts of the journey. A stewardess indulged her by getting her some milk for her doll, and she had all of the staff sign the Christmas Eve dinner menu, which she still has. Once she arrived in Batawa, “I remember meeting other children there who came from all over the world, and we would trade stamps. I still have the stamp collection today.” Unlike Del Mei, who arrived with no English, Smith came from the birthplace of English – but still felt a little out of sorts. Not only was math written out differently, using different terms, “there is different terminology in daily life too. For example, I had to learn to say ‘yard’ instead of ‘garden,’ and ‘trunk’ instead of ‘boot.’” Millard said she was glad to finally talk to her grandparents in Kingston about their journey to Canada since “they hadn’t talked about it a lot.” While she has not visited Pier 21, her parents have and they shared their snapshots with her for her project.

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History is about people, and the first people you meet are your family. For St. John Catholic High School intermediate students participating in the Heritage Fair on Wednesday, March 9, charity may well begin at home – but so too did a lot of historical research on many students’ families. Julia Millard did her research on Halifax’s famous Pier 21, where generations of immigrants to Canada first arrived – including her Italian grandfather, Renato Antonio Del Mei, and her English grandmother, Jean Audrey Smith. Del Mei’s immigrant tale was a familiar one. He arrived in Canada at the age of 18 on June 24, 1959 on the Greek liner Olympia with only a suitcase and $10 in his pocket. Smith, on the other hand, left England at the age of 10, on Dec. 13, 1952, on board the ship Samaria II. Her father had been transferred from his job at the Bata shoe company, to the company town of Batawa, Ont. “I came to Canada to try to make a better living,” said Del Mei, in an interview with his granddaughter on Jan. 17. “After the war, Italy was very poor. I was working on a farm and had nothing. I could not even afford a bike.” As a small child, he remembered cutting up the parachutes left behind by invading Allied troops during the Second World War for the fabric and string. Upon arriving in Canada, before setting off on a train journey to join three of his brothers in Toronto, he went to go buy some bread. “I did not know why it felt so soft,” Del Mei told Millard. “I thought it was not cooked. In Italy, the bread is crusty!” Arriving in Ontario’s largest city, his brothers translated for him as he spoke little English. Within a week, he got a job as a painter, and, after two years, “after not being able to even afford a bike in Italy, I bought myself a car. That was when I knew the trip was worth it.” Her grandmother’s story was a little different. While Del Mei had experienced only two bad days of sailing in his week-long journey, Smith described her journey across the Atlantic Ocean, in her Jan. 17 interview with her granddaughter, as “horrible.” The journey was supposed to take seven days – and ended up being nine. “The water was so rough that we got sea sick. We were not allowed on the deck in case we got


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brother, Ralph Mott, was born. Every dish and glassware piece in the house was destroyed – save for one fruit bowl, which Jeffries still has. “So many big things were destroyed and that small thing survived,” said Holliday, her voice filled with marvel. “She says she remembers it,” the day of the explosion. “That must have been so traumatic to remember at such a young age.” Holliday said it was an “honour” to speak to a survivor of one of the most horrific man-made disasters in Canada’s history.

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outside on the line, ran back into the house. “She had seen a big flash of fire, then awoke in a gutter. My face was completely black, except for these red spots from the broken glass from the windows. The black came from the soot from the collapsed stovepipes. The blast had blown our doors so firmly shut that my mother needed help getting them open.” Further to this, “my clothes were shredded from the glass and debris.” Mother and daughter spent that night on the curb, “moaning and groaning in the cold.” The next morning, they headed for her grandmother’s house, but, her mother, nine months pregnant, went into premature labour. Eight days later, her

Halifax explosion While Katie Holliday does not have a direct family connection to the Halifax explosion of Dec. 6, 1917, her mother works at the Carveth Care Centre in Gananoque, where, remarkably, a 99-year-old survivor of the explosion lives, who lived across the water from Halifax in Dartmouth. While she would have been 18 months old at the time, Verna Jeffries swears she still remembers the day vividly. “I looked out the window, and I heard a noise, almost like a clap,” Jeffries told Holliday during their interview four weeks ago. Her mother, who had been hanging laundry

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much of his love for this country: “Sudbury Saturday Night”, “Big Joe Mufferaw”, and “Canada Day, Up Canada Way”, to name a few. “I listen to it a lot,” she said of “The Hockey Song.” “I wanted to learn more about him.” Connors’ performing residency at the old Heritage Hotel in Carleton Place meant that her grandparents were able to see him perform there before he became famous. She had, naturally, the youngster’s curiosity as to how he got his nickname. Turns out that “he always stomped his left cowboy boot,” when he performed, and so, one night when he was being introduced, he was called “Stompin’ Tom” and the name stuck. Down on the farm Just as E.L. Doctorow got the inspiration for his 1975 novel Ragtime by noticing the old bricks on his house, so too did Dyllan McParland not have to travel too far to find inspiration for his exhibit on his family’s Maple View Farm. Unlike many 13-year-olds, who want to sleep in, he is up at 4 a.m. some mornings, and usually up by 5:45 a.m. He is busy helping his dad with the calving season right now, and it helps that he wants to be a farmer too. “I have chores to do in the morning,” he said. “So, I have to get up and do them.” He is currently bottle-feeding a calf, and also has to feed some of the other 150 cows on the farm too. He wanted to look at the 1,100-acre farm’s history as it was recently the recipient of a 100-year legacy farm plaque, which now hangs proudly by the roadside, even though his family has been farming in the area for more than 150 years. He found out that his great-grandfather, at age 19, bought the farm in 1916. “I’m the fourth generation coming up,” he said proudly. One-room schoolhouses Rory Stinson got her inspiration for looking into the history of oneroom schoolhouses because of some extra-curricular reading she was doing: Harper Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill A Mockingbird. That, and her grandmother. Stinson began reading the beloved novel before Harper Lee died last month, and finished it after she died, and the book was set in the Deep South at a time when such

schoolhouses were the norm. But it was her grandmother, who pointed her towards her time at the Ballantyne schoolhouse near Joyceville. She was amazed that students would have to walk any where from a mile to five miles to get to school, and that a classroom would hold between 20 and 30 students – often with brothers, sisters and even cousins in the same classroom. “There is one down my road, where my papa went to,” said Stinson of the Wayside school, on what is now Wayside Drive just east of Perth. “They learned differently,” back then, she said. Her grandmother will sometimes try to help her with her homework, but is amazed at the level of work that is expected of Stinson and her contemporaries. One aspect of school life that has changed for the better is that it is no longer mandatory that girls had to wear dresses – even while playing sports, which must have made it very hard for girls to slide into third base during a game of ball. Great goalies Natasha Cooper holds famed National Hockey League goalie Patrick Roy in high regard. So much so that she did her history project on him, and found that he was more that just a jock. “I’m a goalie,” she said proudly of her position with the Smiths Falls Cubs PeeWee house team. “He was the best goalie in the NHL. We created the butterfly style,” of goaltending. “I knew he was really good,” she added, but for all of his innovation on the ice, Cooper, who wants to be a pro goalie, was amazed at some of Roy’s backstory. “When he was a kid, he didn’t start out as a goalie,” she said of her research. He was put in goal one game when the regular goalie could not attend. He also dropped out of school to play for the Granby Bisons in Quebec, and was beset by mental health problems. “He got into a lot of fights,” she said. Northern Dancer It’s not surprising that a young woman with four horses at home would want to do a project on perhaps the most famous Canadian horse of them all – Northern Dancer. “He’s the one who inspired Canadians,” said Vanessa Young of her project. “Canadians were not proud of being Canadian,” then. He was only a “very little horse,” but he won the Kentucky Derby in two minutes flat, the first Canadian horse

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couple of weeks ago I wrote about things I didn’t want to write an entire column about. One of those things was Donald Trump. At the time I noted the rise of a guy like him signals the failure of the traditional political process. I pointed to CBC’s Rex Murphy and his commentary about the influence of money in the American system. I moved on to talk about quantum physics. I’d still rather talk about that. It’s nicer. Then something happened, and even though Trump makes me feel barfy, here’s a whole column about him. A good friend of mine from university posted something on Facebook recently that made me stop in my tracks and oscillate between sadness and anger: “Last night, my beautiful nephew, who is 10 years old, was talking about how bad things will be if Donald Trump becomes president. He knows all about the proposed wall Trump wants to build to keep Mexicans out. He, at 10 years old, knows how ridiculous this is. “He said to his Mom, my sister, that if he does win she could just go to Home Depot and buy some paint, a nice peach colour like her skin. And then she could paint him and he would be safe. “My heart broke into a million pieces. She told him he should never be ashamed of the colour of his skin and that he is perfect just the way he is. He should never hide his beautiful brown skin. And then we told him how lucky we were to live in Canada, where we have a prime minister who is much more liberal and open-minded. And that Donald Trump is just a big bully.” I think “bully” is too kind. When you consider this reaction from a little boy of colour who doesn’t even live in the United States, can you imagine how millions of Americans must be feeling as they endure this electoral process and the spin and the hype? On that note, I know about spin and hype. I know you have to look at the left and the right and try to make a decent guess about balance. Certainly there is fear mongering and exaggeration happening on all sides. But...you cannot deny the signs of hatred. You cannot take back the things Trump has said – repeatedly.

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Scary people rise to power in surprising ways. Sometimes easily. History has shown it time and again. Empires have risen and fallen because of it. Powerful people know how to appeal to the emotions of the masses, and the most frightening ones exploit fear, anger and hatred. Trump wants to “make America great again.” Going to war, persecuting individuals of particular faiths and/ or races – that sort of “greatness” has had dire consequences in the past. Do you think it could never happen again? Of course it could. Anything can happen – especially in politics. If we let it. I get that people want to rebel against the establishment or the traditional political process. It is, indeed, flawed. And, sure, it can be refreshing to hear a politician speak bluntly...but freedom of speech doesn’t mean it’s OK to spew hatred and to incite violence at one’s rallies. What’s also frustrating about what’s happening in the United States is that one sometimes wonders if it’s all for show. I mean, part of Trump’s appeal stems from his role in reality TV and, boy, does he ever have a show going now on every network and media platform! Is there anyone alive in North America who doesn’t know at least something about The Donald? How far will it go? Cliffhanger! Are we all just sitting back and hoping that, soon, the joke will be over and he’ll say, “Well, that was fun, but politics is for losers and I’m going to go make more money on TV instead”? Social media abounds with “is this really happening?” commentary. A recent favourite on Twitter by Matt Gurney was: “Can someone please unplug the United States, wait 10 seconds, and then plug it back in?” Make no mistake. For many frightened individuals this is really happening.

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Lisa Venne of Perth is a muralist, creative consultant and artist. Her stylish hats are available at Lavender & Lace Lingerie and Accessories, located at 34 Gore St. E. She was one of many vendors who had her wares on display at the Ladies of the Tay pop-up Easter shopping event at the Perth Legion on Saturday.

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It’s Epilepsy Awareness Month

id you know that one in 100 people have epilepsy? On March 26 – Purple Day – individuals across Canada come together to promote epilepsy knowledge, reduce the stigma around the disorder and give power to people living with the disorder. In 2008, at the age of nine, Nova Scotia’s Cassidy Megan instituted Purple Day, motivated by her own struggles with the illness. Purple is the colour associated with epilepsy, symbolizing the feeling of isolation and seclusion people often go through. Epilepsy is a common brain disorder, characterized by reoccurring seizures. These seizures can happen at any age, with the effects varying widely from person to person. There is no cure for epilepsy. More than 300,000 Canadians have epilepsy, and every day in the neighbourhood of 42 people learn

TARA GESNER Tara Firma they have the disorder. My husband had his first grand mal seizure at age 15. Two decades later he learned his epilepsy was the result of cortical dysplasia, an abnormality in the brain’s development. For the majority of people with epilepsy, seizure control is obtained by way of drugs. My husband has been on medication for nearly 30 years. For others, like Karen Fisher of Ashton, surgery is the answer. I’ve written about Karen a number of times in the past. In an effort to stop her complex partial seizures, she underwent a left temporal lobectomy in June 2008. Today, Karen continues to support others with

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epilepsy, and a few years ago she authored her autobiography – My Lifetime Roller Coaster Ride with Epilepsy. Staff at Almonte General Hospital and Fairview Manor (AGHFVM) is again showing support for epilepsy awareness month, with baskets of candy for raising funds and posters for awareness. Too, team members will be sporting plenty of purple on March 26. Karen’s mother is a nurse at the hospital. Everyone’s epilepsy story is unique, and I think telling people how epilepsy has touched your life or through volunteering or creating a fundraising event, your efforts will raise awareness about the condition. On Purple Day show your true colours and help make a difference! If you have any comments or questions for Tara Gesner, she can be reached by email at: tgesner@ metroland.com.

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Christian religions do not support human rights violations: Reader DEAR EDITOR:

Who is this ‘Christian’, Hilary Davis, who claims that God used communism to, “break down the very tight class system that held people down.” She unbelievably goes on to say, “Was communism bad for Cuba?  No.” (“¡Viva Cuba! at World

Day of Prayer” March 10, Perth Courier). I suggest she ask the Churches of England and of Rome, (who have steadfastly denounced communism), whether or not God causes calamity and suffering to befall His children. I assure Ms. Davis that neither God nor any other Christian religion supports the horrific human rights violations

that Fidel Castro et al have inflicted on the suffering people of Cuba. Perhaps Ms. Davis would also like to ask the nearly two million emigrants from Cuba, whether communism was bad! Ask the political prisoners, the hundreds of thousands who have risked their lives to leave Cuba and the thousands who have drowned. Oh, yes, Ms. Davis, communism

sure did break down the class system...it made everyone poor! Everyone except for Mr. Castro and friends, as well all communist world leaders. Ms. Davis has made the World Day of Prayer into a farce and by association; I fear that St. James the Apostle Anglican Church has as well. Cynthia Thomson Perth

Lanark County’s Meals on Wheels is more than just food The Meals on Wheels service provided by Community Home Support Lanark County delivers ‘more than just a meal’. The service is a nutritious meal, companionship and a watchful eye on the health and safety of our seniors. Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, functionality and the ability to remain independent. Healthy eating can increase mental acuity, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation

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speed and the ability to manage chronic illness. Meals on Wheels ensure that seniors have access to adequate nutrition even when family support, mobility and resources are lacking. For many seniors, the trusted Meals on Wheels volunteer who shows up at their door with a hot meal and a warm smile is the only person they speak to or see all day. This special delivery is the reason to get up in the morning, something to look forward to, and a reminder to

take good care of themselves. Along with the inevitable impacts of aging come increased risks of medical emergencies, fall and other accidents. The safety check that accompanies each meal delivery helps to reduce falls, trips to the hospital or premature institutionalization. It also ensures that, in case of an emergency or problem, paramedics will be called, families will be notified and our seniors will not be forgotten. Volunteers are essential to the

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Meals on Wheels service. In 2014, Community Home Support Lanark County volunteers delivered 19,979 meals. If you would like more information on Meals on Wheels availability in Perth, Lanark Village, Carleton Place and Smiths Falls, or if you like to learn more about volunteer opportunities please call 613-267-6400. Submitted by Community Home Support Lanark County

ENERGY TIP! Dress warmly when indoors. Lower your thermostat by two degrees. You could save as much as four percent on your heating bill.

Notice to Creditors And Others IN THE ESTATE OF Ronald Lloyd Pratt ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of Ronald Lloyd Pratt, retired foreman of North Frontenac Telephone Company, late of the Village of Maberly, in the County of Lanark, who died on or about the 19th day of February 2016, must be filed with the undersigned by the 18th day of April, 2016, after which date the Estate may be administered having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED AT PERTH this 10th day of March, 2016 JAMES M. BOND BOND & HUGHES Barristers and Solicitors 10 Market Square Perth, ON K7H 1V7 613-267-1212 jim@bondhughes.ca

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One-man collecting crew has passion for all things related to Perth You’ve heard the phrase “wrecking and likely a brewer too, but I haven’t Ottawa. Submitted photo As part of his efforts on behalf of the crew”; well Jim Winton is a one man found a license for him to produce Jim Winton of alcohol yet - maybe it will turn out that show, Winton will be displaying many “collecting crew”! Perth is a collecitems from his Perth collection. After starting out collecting Canadian he was a bootlegger!” While he’s busy day to day on his If you have a Perth related antique, he whiskey memorabilia in general, he tor of old Perth gradually began to focus on items from farm outside of Perth, Winton also finds would certainly like to hear from you at bottles. His coltime to help out at Otter Creek Antiques jimwinton@ripnet.com. Perth’s past. lection will be “I enjoy researching the history of in nearby Lombardy. And, he’s also the on display at the Written by Shaun Markey, who the items that I collect,” says Winton, current president of the Bytown Antique Ottawa Antique is an Ottawa based collector, writer a long-time Perth area resident, “and and Bottle Club in Ottawa. Show at the NeWinton is busy guiding the club’s and author. Sonderho Press published being able to walk down the street and pean Sportsplex know that that building was a hotel, and efforts toward their 43rd annual antique his book, a memoir of antique on April 24. show, which takes place Sunday, April collecting titled Folk Art in the Attic, that one was a general store.” Winton’s interest in collecting 24 at the Nepean Sportsplex Show in in 2014. was piqued, in part, when he first learned that the Town of Perth had two whiskey distilleries. Spaulding and Stewart operated from 1879 to 1917 and McLaren’s from 1839 to 1919. Both businesses were victims of the Prohibition era. Winton continues to do research on early Perth commerce; a subject he found has been largely overlooked. He often uncovers information that was hitherto unknown or incorrect. “The pieces I enjoy the most are stoneware and bottles, but I collect anything that I can attribute to a Perth merchant, or manufacturer. My collection includes a couple of signed chairs, marked foundry pieces, way too much paper, hotel china, and on and on.” Winton points out that the advantage of collecting small town items, is that eventually one might obtain an example of every ginger beer, or every whiskey bottle made in that locale, something that isn’t likely with, for example, Ottawa or Kingston collectibles, or Canadian whiskeys.  And although his collection is quite comprehensive, he’s still missing some key items. “ Even in this small a grouping, I have about 20 items on my want list, and occasionally a new one turns up,” he LEASE THE 2016 says. 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Perth Manor’s spring season kicks off Sunday with Celticity They have played festivals and venues around Lanark County and are becoming popular due to their multi-generational appeal. The third and final concert of this season is on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. is the Limestone String Trio. Lisa Draper, violins; Danielle Lennon, violin; and Jeff Hamacher, cello; are all members of the Kinston Symphony and will be performing Classical music from the serious to the not-so-serious. As always, included in the ticket price is a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres at

Limestone Trio will perform May 8.

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Celticity will be performing Sunday, March 20 at the Perth Manor.

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The Long Sault Trio will perform April 10. the Long Sault Creek in McDonald’s Corners, Ont. Like the creek, their music meanders through Folk with hints of Blues, Jazz and Traditional music.

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HOLY WEEK LITURGIES Palm Sunday Masses: Saturday, March 19, 5:15 pm Sunday, March 20, 9 and 11 am Holy Thursday, March 24 Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 pm (incense used at end of Mass only) Adoration following until 11 pm. Good Friday, March 25 Stations of the Cross: 10 am Confessions: 10:45 am – 11:45 am Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: 3 pm Easter Vigil Mass: Holy Saturday, March 26, 8 pm Easter Sunday: March 27 Masses 9 and 11 am FOR INFORMATION CALL 613-267-1043 38 Wilson Street East, Perth, Ontario www.stjohnsperth.com

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from his Ottawa Valley roots to the ancestral “Hills of Aberdeen”. He›s played festivals and venues across Canada and the US, from Dawson City, Yukon to Austin, Texas. A four star Globe & Mail review describes “a beautiful voice and powerful song writing”. His song from the album “Campfire” recorded in Ottawa called “Ballad of the Moonlight Lady” received an OCFF “Songs from the Heart” award in 2006. The Long Sault Trio took its name from

the post-concert reception with the musicians. The musicians thoroughly enjoy chatting with audience members after the concerts, please do stay and enjoy the treats from the Perth Manor kitchen. Tickets are $35 each (don’t forget the discount if you buy tickets for two or more of these concerts) and are available by credit card by calling us at the Perth Manor 613-264-0050, or drop by in person to pay cash or by debit.

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The Perth Manor is gearing up for its spring concert line-up and there will be something for everyone. Something new – if you purchase tickets for two or more people, you will receive $5 off each ticket. First up is Celticity on Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. Wendy Moore and Arthur McGregor from Ottawa draw influences from both sides of the North Atlantic.  This talented duo play inspiring Celtic tunes, original pieces and traditional music on guitar, oboe, English horn, tin whistle, bodhran, harp, and banjo, there’s step-dancing and more! The second offering is Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. Melwood Cutlery, piano; Dave Card, drums; and Long Sault Trio take the stage playing folk, blues, and traditional music featuring many original compositions. We are looking forward to hearing Melwood Cutlery play our lovely baby grand piano!  Here is a bit more about the performers: Cutlery is a Canadian Roots performer who parlayed his voice into fame over several decades playing self-penned cool blues, poprock, and country inspired music. Hailed as “the hippest songwriter around” by David Francey, renowned for his own work both here and abroad, Cutlery’s lyrics tell stories


Support group for men involved in domestic violence starts March 21 Males in the Leeds and Grenville area who are survivors of sexual or domestic abuse are being welcomed by a support group. The Assault Response & Care Centre, a program of Brockville General Hospital, has established

the confidential group that will meet for six Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning on March 21. There is no charge to attend. Topics to be covered include men and trauma, anger, shame, coping mechanisms, triggers and flashbacks, hope and healing.

Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss issues specific to male survivors and gain peer support from men who have also been affected by trauma. To register or for more information about the male survivors support

SOCCER REGISTRATION OPEN The Recreation Working Group would like to advise residents that registration for the 2016 Soccer season is open. Registration forms are available for pickup in person at the Municipal Office or can be downloaded from our website at www.tayvalleytwp.ca under the “Resident Services - Recreation” tab. Early bird registration fees are $30.00 until April 15th after April 15th fees are $40.00. Soccer games are held on Monday evenings at the Glen Tay Public School (multiple fields) from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., starting on May 16th and running until July 25th. Register early as this popular program fills up quickly!

EASTER HOLIDAY MUNICIPAL OFFICE & WASTE SITE HOURS Residents are reminded that the Municipal Office will be closed on Friday, March 25th and Monday, March 28th, 2016 for the Easter holiday. The Glen Tay Waste Site will be CLOSED on Easter Monday.

TAY VALLEY COMMUNITY CHOIR SPRING CONCERT “Tay Valley 200th – A Song Celebration” will take place at the Maberly Community Hall on Saturday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $10.00, and refreshments will follow. As always, the choir will welcome local talent to join them on stage, and round out the evening of joy-filled entertainment with audience participation. In the true spirit of a community choir this group of choristers gather for the joy of friendship, and sing for the joy of song. They have enjoyed a great year under the inspired direction of Rebecca Worden and the inspiring accompaniment of Mary Lou Carroll. During the intermission concert-goers and choir members will be invited to participate in a silent auction to raise some needed funds for choir activities while they enjoy refreshments and conversation. Here’s to time spent with friends and song! For more information, contact the Municipal Office 613-267-5353 Ext. 110 or corporateassistant@tayvalleytwp.ca

group, call 613-345-3881 or 1-800567-7415 or email morbr@bgh-on.ca. The centre offers services to all individuals who are the victims of or who are affected by sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Specialized nursing response through the ER at

BGH as well as through individual counselling and support groups is available. Early intervention and prevention is also promoted by way of public awareness and educational initiatives.

TAY VALLEY TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT TAKE NOTICE that Tay Valley Township has received zoning by-law amendment applications that were deemed to be complete by March 8th, 2016 and TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Tay Valley Township will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in the Council Chambers located at 217 Harper Rd to consider the following items for proposed sitespecific amendments to Comprehensive Zoning By law No. 02-121. Tannahill-Marchand, Part Lot 19, Concession 11 Geographic Township of Bathurst The application applies to a portion of a larger 21.22 ha parcel. The purpose of this amendment is to change the zoning of the property from Rural (RU) to Tourist Commercial (CT). The effect of the amendment would be to allow a retreat centre and children’s camp as additional uses. ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the above item(s). In the event that you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to submit written comments, please ensure that your comments are delivered to the Clerk’s office prior to the day of the meeting. IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Tay Valley Township before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council for Tay Valley Township to the Ontario Municipal Board; and, may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. The application above is not currently the subject of any other applications under the Planning Act. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION is available through the Planning Department during regular business hours from Monday to Friday, 613-267-5353. DATED AT TAY VALLEY TOWNSHIP THIS 17th day of March, 2016. Janie Laidlaw, Acting Clerk

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Tree of Life campaign raises $4,270 for women’s health Thanks to the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, its employees and customers, $4,270 was raised from the 2015 Tree of Life fundraising campaign. This year’s campaign raised $1,000 more than last year. “The success of the 2015 Tree of Life campaign can be attributed to the

support and commitment of our loyal customers and staff,” said Avish Shah, owner of Perth Shoppers Drug Mart. “Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with women’s health organization at national, regional and local levels, in order to provide direct support, ensuring that essential funding, resources and education are available

to meet the needs of Canadian women. We are pleased to present this year’s Tree of Life campaign proceeds to the GWM Foundation.” The Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign is a four-week program held across Canada each autumn. Shoppers Drug Mart’s Tree of Life Campaign was established in Perth in

2008 and to date this campaign has brought in more than $14,000. “We are very pleased and grateful for this year’s contribution of $4,270 from Shoppers Drug Mart,” said Karen Rennie, chair of the GWM Foundation. The Foundation serves as a conduit of community support, linking

donors and the general public with the Hospital. This allows the Foundation to financially support the acquisition of medical equipment and the expansion of services and facilities at the GWM Foundation Site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Tay Valley Township seeks three energetic students for the following summer opportunities: Project Assistant (1 Position) Reporting to the Planner, the Project Assistant will perform various duties relating to researching and promoting tourism based economic development. Some work on the Township’s Age Friendly Community Project and 200th Anniversary events will also be included, among other tasks. Recreation Assistant (1 Position) Community Facilities Assistant (1 Position) Reporting to the Public Works Manager, both positions will perform grounds maintenance, and general labour and maintenance related to the Township’s recreation and community facilities. The start date is Monday, May 9th, 2016 (for approximately 15 weeks). The wage rate is $11.85 per hour based on a 35 hour work week (2016 rate). Detailed job descriptions are available by visiting www.tayvalleytwp.ca. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume clearly marked with the position, prior to 12:00 noon, April 11th, 2016 to: Tay Valley Township Attn: Clerk 217 Harper Road Perth, ON K7H 3C6 or e-mail: clerk@tayvalleytwp.ca

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Shoppers Drug Mart presented a cheque for $4,270 to the Great War Memorial Hospital, proceeds raised from the Tree of Life Campaign. Pictured are Avish Shaw, Shoppers Drug Mart owner; Shannon Gent, team leader; Megan Robb-Sargent; Margot Hallam, of the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation. Missing from the photo were Jessica Noonan and Tori Hutchinson.

Tay Valley Township is an equal opportunity employer, committed to ensuring all candidates are able to participate in the interview process fully and equally. If contacted for employment, please let us know if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants for their interest and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the Clerk at the address indicated above.

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Perth man, Adam MacKenzie, serves with Royal Canadian Navy task group Ordinary Seaman (OS) Adam MacKenzie, a native of Perth and the son of James and Joanne MacKenzie is a Boatswain and crewmember of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Preserver based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a boatswain, he is involved with various seamanship and upper deck evolutions, standing watch on the bridge as a helmsman and also maintaining and operating small arms as the small arms custodian. “I love my trade and what we do,” said MacKenzie. “The learning never stops and there are always challenges to overcome. One of my favourite

parts of the job is operating the ship’s Rigid Hull inflatable Boat (RHIB) used for transportation of people and equipment between ships at sea and potential rescue scenarios.” While MacKenzie has only been a part of the RCN fleet for less than a year, he has recently sailed with HMCS Montreal to Europe as a part of Exercise Joint Warrior, an annual NATO training exercise. While in Europe he had an opportunity to be part of the ceremonial piping party to salute His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales on board Montreal. Currently, MacKenzie is one of

many RCN sailors serving temporarily on board ESPS Patiño as part of an agreement between the RCN and Spanish Navy to provide interim replenishment services to the RCN Atlantic Fleet. “Sailing on the Spanish tanker has also been a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet some great people,” noted MacKenzie. “We couldn’t have asked for more from our friendly hosts. I can’t help but keep my eyes looking forward to the next opportunity and adventure that awaits.”

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false assumptions.” During an earlier Queen’s Park exchange, “she (Wynne) stated (that) she will not take lessons from me. I had to demonstrate that my comments were indeed credible.” He said that he was “taken aback,” by what he saw as Wynne’s “condescension,” towards him.  Earlier this week, Hillier met with Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Yasir Naqvi and Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur, where he laid out his case.  “It was a very productive and professional meeting that I had with the ministers,” said Hillier. (Coincidentally, both politicians are from eastern Ontario as well - Naqvi the MPP for Ottawa Centre, Meilleur the MPP for OttawaVanier.)  Hillier said that in his dealings with the court system over this case, he has met individuals who were very “competent, outstanding individuals,” but he started to see for himself that all was not well with Ontario’s justice system. He said he was told by the OPP that the family could request that his daughter’s partner be made to wear some manner of electronic monitoring - only to find out later that that type of electronic monitoring “does not exist,” in Ontario at least, only “passive” monitoring that allows the police to know when a subject is leaving their home, or returning home.  “So, here we have senior OPP (officers) under an illusion here,” said Hillier.  Another sticking point for Hillier was that part of the reason why his daughter’s partner received only a year-long sentence - some of his charges, he said, could have seen him receive a life sentence - was conditional on him seeking professional help. Hillier found out that there was no way for the judge to know if there was even a space for the partner at all.  “If Canadian Tire can figure out how many tires it should order,” he said, surely the court system can find a way to determine if there are sufficient treatment spots available.  He noted that the province will financially support the victims of domestic violence to help repair damage done to their homes as a result of the attack. Hillier said he would like to see a shift towards moving some money towards “improving security at her residence,” once she has left the women’s shelter. He suggested that deadbolts could be added to the doors, and protective film applied to windows. He admitted that this may not stop an intruder but it would “slow down an intruder,” and offer “enough of an obstacle,” to buy the woman and any children enough time to make an escape. 

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After eliminating the Athens Aeros in four straight, the Perth Blue Wings are ready to rumble against the Stittsville Royals in their Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 semi-final series. Stittsville earned their berth to the semi-finals with a 4-3 come-from-behind series win over the Westport Rideaus, which ended on Sunday in Stittsville with a 6-1 decision. The Blue Wings, who will have had a 10day layoff between series, are ready to host the scrappy Royals. “It feels different this time with the 10-day layoff because we have that first playoff series

under our belts,” said Blue Wings head coach Michael McLean. “We had some injuries and illness to deal with after the Athens series so the time was welcomed.” The Blue Wings have had three practice sessions and during this time off, McLean said he took the entire team to Ottawa to watch the Leafs take on the Senators on Saturday night. “The players had a fun time eating the Canadian Tire Centre out of house and home,” McLean said with a laugh. “We rented a 200 level suite and had a great time cheering on the ‘blue and white’.” McLean said he is ready for the Stittsville series, as he had a chance to scout their series against Westport. “We’re in for an epic battle.”

“They are an offensive powerhouse and can beat any team in our league. You can’t stop them from scoring - you can only contain them.” McLean said that talent wise, the Royals may be the best team in the entire CCHL 2 league. “They know how to win at playoff time and many people are picking them to beat us in this series because of this past experience,” McLean noted. “Their goaltender is outstanding and was the difference in the Westport series.” The Blue Wings will still have to fire 50-plus shots on net and create plenty of traffic for second and third opportunities to get pucks into the Stittsville net. “We also need to stay out of the box as their power play will kill us,” he said. “We need to play our game, stay disciplined and play our speed game.” McLean said he doesn’t think seven games will matter. “In some cases, it helps because you are so engaged in the games. Stittsville is com-

pletely healthy and they have so much momentum coming in after that 3-1 comeback series win.” Make no mistake, McLean advises, “there is no love lost between these two teams. We don’t like them and they don’t like us.” The stage is set for an “epic ‘old school’ series for local hockey fans,” he said. “This is going to be a brutal battle.” Game one is Wednesday night in Perth at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. Series schedule Wednesday, March 16 in Perth, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18 in Perth, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20 in Richmond 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 in Goulbourn Recreation Complex at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 in Perth, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27 in Richmond 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in Perth, 7:30 p.m.

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Congratulations to the Perth Lanark Bantam B1 Team on winning the ‘Lanark Carleton’ League Championship with a record of 39-0-1. The team upset Almonte as they wrapped up their playoff run with a 5-1 win last week. The Bantams earned their title with an impressive record and eight straight wins throughout their tournament play. In round robin action, the Bantams posted two wins, and a tie to highlight their record-breaking year. The team is coached by Kurt Greaves and Colin Anderson.

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He read the news today – oh boy. Sir George Martin, the legendary producer often referred to as the “Fifth Beatle,” had died that day at the age of 90. “I was pretty sad this morning,” said Mark Bailey, associate music director for the Rideau Lakes Orchestra (RLO). Sad, and a little weirded out too. He was just putting the finishing touches on arranging the orchestra’s return to the Stewart Park Festival on Thursday, July 14, and what did he decide to end off with but the ending medley from The Beatles’ Abbey Road (1969) album, including the song “The End.” “I was choked up,” Bailey said. “I felt like a chunk of our youth is gone.” Now, to say that the RLO will be making a return to the festival is only somewhat true, as many members of the 14-part band were members of its forerunner, the Rideau Lakes Chamber Orchestra. The RLO’s conductor, Alexandra Guerin, is a retired music teacher from Orleans, and Bailey, a six-year resident of Perth, played in the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces, where, for more than 20 years, he was both an arranger and a trumpet player. The newly-revived group is made up of three synthesizers, four brass players, four woodwinds, and three percussionists. Brad Mills, the organist at St. Paul’s United Church, is also on board, while Cheryl Woods of Carleton Place is one of the synthesizer players. The group will be holding its opening debut at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St., Perth, on Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m. It will feature special guests The Men and Women of the Tay choruses, as well as soloist Elise Heikkila. The combined choruses will be performing the always-rousing song “Jerusalem”, a song appropriate to be sung in a church. (The song, based on a poem

by poet William Blake (1757-1827), and seen as England’s unofficial anthem, was published in 1808 but was not set to music by Sir Hubert Parry until 1916). Tickets are available through Tickets Please. Adults are $15, students $10. The RLO, which promises “Classical music, original sounds,” will feature an Aaron Copeland solo, “Quiet City,” (1940), for trumpet and English horn – although the latter will be swapped out for a clarinet. As “Quiet City” is played, images of Perth from days gone by will be projected onto the screen, evolving into photos from today, before returning to pictures of yesteryear. As for the soloist, Heikkila, she is the voice teacher at Ashbury College in Ottawa’s trendy Rockcliffe Park neighbourhood. Another treat in store for those in attendance that Sunday afternoon will be one of Bailey’s own compositions, the “Valley Air,” a tribute to the Ottawa Valley, which he wrote. “We’re like a garage band, but we are classical,” he said during a telephone interview on Wednesday, March 9. “We want to keep playing.” They rehearse at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place, and started up again this past fall, with their first rehearsal this past February. “I wouldn’t call it pops,” he said of the orchestra’s musical style. “But it is audience friendly.” “We don’t have a drummer or an electric base driving it,” said Bailey, though, like ELO, they do perform classical music, and they will have a drum set on stage for their Beatles medley in July. “We have our own sound,” he said. The RLO also has plans for a “Fright Night,” around Halloween time, playing music from scary movies, but that is still in the planning stages. “Three shows in one year is a good start,” said Bailey.

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Glen Tay school one of only two to use new, cutting-edge technology Desmond Devoy

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Glen Tay Public School is home to new, pioneering classroom technology that is only being used in one other Canadian school. Last year, teacher Heather Snider, who teaches at the Tay Valley Township school, pioneered a new portfolio software program in her Grade 2-3 class. “We got to use the program with storing data,” said principal Stephen Ferguson during a tour of the program facilities in the school’s learning commons on Wednesday, March 9. Children were able to store their work on the computer, and teaching staff could then review it. “This is leading edge,” said Ferguson. “We are on the cusp of new technology. They are making changes and modifications to the software,” even as it is being utilized in the classroom, said Ferguson. The program worked so well in the classroom that Ferguson was invited to the headquarters of Nureva Inc. in Calgary, where he sat on an educational advisory board for the technology company, this past August. “That was a really interesting experience,” said Ferguson of his three-day visit. The company was getting ready to launch a new

collaborative classroom program the next day, and the advisory board members were casually asked if there was “anyone interested in using it.” Ferguson’s hand was one of the first to shoot up into the sky. He was allowed to see the program undergoing rigorous research and development testing – at the hands of two Calgary high school students, who were at a “display wall,” working on a book report on William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies, as well as a Second World War timeline. “That’s how we can capture our kids’ interest, with collaborative inquiry,” said Ferguson. “They (students) can all participate in the same workspace,” being able to all work from their laptop computers or iPhones, able to access the same virtual wall. The program was installed at the school in December, and is only being tested at one other school in Calgary. “We are looking to connect with that school, to work on a combined project together,” said Ferguson. One of the great aspects of the program, according to Ferguson, is that it is multi-disciplinary. “It’s not subject specific,” he said, so it can be used to teach math or English or history or, what have you. On top of this, “you get a lot of information on how the kids are thinking” he said. “You see

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Landon Dowdall works on an Easter math problem for his “reading buddy” on the big board in the Glen Tay Public School learning commons on March 9. it all.” This particular morning, Lisa Couch-Blackburn’s Grade 4-5 class is working on creating Easter-themed math problems for their “reading buddies,” taking images from Google

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grasp of the new concept being taught. Then, they can move into another segment, in an area they may not be as strong in, say, the written element. The learning commons has a 20 foot wall to accommodate the program, but, the actual “work space” is 40 feet, which can be scrolled across on the board, where “20 children can be working at once” on any type of device. “It allows the children who are more shy to participate,” said Snider. “It’s allowing them to participate with everyone else.” As for teachers, once the work is posted, “it allows us to deconstruct their work.” Looking at, say, a story a child has written, posted on the screen, the class can answer questions like where the story took place, and other story elements, like plot and climax.

Questions are put to students that also test their comprehension of concepts like, say, height. The question was posed recently about how tall the Lego wall should be in the learning commons. One Grade 3-4 student named Logan had a good post: “(The) wall should be three metres high so the kinders can reach it,” he wrote. Other ideas ranged from 936 metres to 860 metres to 15 cm. Already, the company is listening to the

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Far left, author Piers Hemmingsen signs a copy of his book The Beatles in Canada – The Origins of Beatlemania! for Smiths Falls resident Donna Howard. Left, Former mayor of Smiths Falls Dennis Staples welcomed the sellout crowd at the Station Theatre.

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called me and demanded I come back to work,” he said. “The plant pressed a million records in about a month.” Other presenters included Medcalf, who, in 1963, as a teenager, met the Beatles at a concert in England. She would later become the president of the largest North American fan club for the band, with over 100,000 members. Ball, an award-winning photographer, lives just outside Smiths Falls. He photographed the Fab Four in 1964 and 1965. A number of his photos were displayed on Saturday night. The Esquires, based in Otttawa, were co-founded by Comeau. The group developed a strong local following during the 1962-1963

period, and were signed to Capitol Records in 1963. The band won the first Juno (Gold Leaf Award) in 1964, and was the opening act for major performers, including the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Roy Orbison and more. Last year, Hemmingsen asked Staples to hook him up with individuals who worked at RCA victor in Smiths Falls, including Dalton. A number of Dalton’s artifacts were on display at the Station Theatre, including Nipper, RCA Victor’s mascot. The RCA Victor plant in Smiths Falls closed its doors in 1978, with the opening of a plant in Toronto. Book are available at the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Auxiliary gift shop.

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It was another sell-out for the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls on Saturday night, March 12. The venue hosted the launch of the book The Beatles in Canada – The Origins of Beatlemania! by author Piers Hemmingsen. Hemmingsen, who now calls Toronto home, has spent many years researching the Beatles, and his book contains 468 pages of captivating stories, little known facts, artifacts and photos of the English rock band’s important history. Moreover, the book comes with a CD of radio interviews and recordings of the band playing. The Beatles in Canada – The Origins of Beatlemania! sold for $60 on Saturday night, a one-time price for the books to support the Library and promote Smiths Falls as the birthplace of The Beatles’ music in North America. Earlier in his life, Hemmingsen moved to England with his family, residing in Larkhill, near Salisbury Wiltshire. They stayed from 1961 to 1963. It was here Hemmingsen first experienced the Beatles, listening to his older brother’s copy of Please Please Me, the Fab Four’s debut studio album. In addition to the title track, other popular singles included Love Me Do and I Saw Her Standing There. Also during the time, the Hemmingsen family watched the Beatles perform on British television – in black and white, of course.

tles Fan Club founder Trudy Medcalf, photographer Lynn Ball, Gary Comeau of The Esquires, and Chris Saumure, the owner of the former RCA Victor plant. “You are going to hear a very important story tonight,” Staples said. He noted it was a tale about the Beatles in Canada and the significant part played by the RCA Victor plant in Smiths Falls. The record pressing plant, which cost $750,000 to build, opened its doors in 1954, at the site of the current Cornelia Court – 91 Cornelia St. W. “The plant near Montreal was getting old and they were looking for a place to build another plant,” Hemmingsen said. “Many people (who worked there) came from Montreal; however, there was local talent too.” RCA Victor was a successful American company. The Smiths Falls record pressing plant employed hundreds (three shifts), and about 80 per cent were women. Dalton was employed at RCA Victor in Smiths Falls for 26 years. He worked in both shipping and production control. “We had the plant running like a Swiss watch,” he said, “and by the time Beatlemania happened in Canada in the mid-1960s, Smiths Falls could handle it,” he said. The first Beatles record ever pressed in North America – Love Me Do – was done at RCA Victor in Smiths Falls. The Smiths Falls plant was also instrumental in crafting the music of Elvis Presley. “Elvis was huge,” Dalton said. He recounted vacationing at a cottage when the King of Rock and Roll died in 1977 at age 42. To indulge the certain sentimental rush, “my boss

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40th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY March 20th, 2016 Brenda Ethier and Andrew McPherson Otty Lake, Perth To celebrate, we enjoyed a wonderful trip to Spain during December and January.

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HAPPY 85TH BIRTHDAY To my husband Roy Kirkham March 21, 2016 Love Theresa Jean SearS iS 90 yearS on the 25th of March, 2016 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Love Orville COMING MARRIAGE

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The family of the late James E. Bell are overwhelmed with the thoughtfulness shown to us at the time of his passing. The heartfelt condolences, cards, visits, prayers, donations and presence at his wake and funeral showed us he was a well loved man. A special thank you to Rosebridge Manor Nursing Home, all the team members and staff for the care, support, activities, and friendship over the past few years. The positive and friendly care shown to our father and the entire family over these years was greatly appreciated. Thank you to Shannon, Dale, Alex and Ryan of Lannin Funeral Home – your care and compassion at this difficult time will long be remembered. We sincerely thank the Anglican Parish of Kitley; Reverend Nancy MacLeod for your beautiful eulogy to our Dad and all your supportive words; Andrew Graham for the uplifting musical service; Dad’s church family especially Louise and Leanne for the wonderful readings; the ACW for the delicious luncheon – Dad always enjoyed his food. The entire service was a great tribute and celebration of his well lived life. A sincere thank you to the Toledo Legion Branch #475 for the wonderful service and to the Colour Guard that honoured his final resting place. And finally a heartfelt thank you to the pallbearers – his beloved grandchildren – Christine, Nikki, Matt, Tim, Rob and Mike. You were his pride and joy! Thank you everyone for all acts of kindness Mildred and family

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Shari-Lynne Inwood The family of Shari-Lynne Inwood wish to express their sincere appreciation to our family and friends for the loving support during Shari’s hospitalization and funeral. Special thanks to Karen Schonauer, Darlene Carter, Mary-Lyn Boles and Anne Fournier for their love and care. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the GWM Hospital for their expert care and attention during Shari’s illness and to Blair & Sons Funeral Home for their care and guidance during a difficult time. Our gratitude also goes out to Eric Carter and Trevor Headrick for the heartfelt service at Shari’s funeral and to Shelley Graham for her donation that gave Shari a second chance at life. Thank you for all the donations, flowers and condolences, both charitable and of food for both body and soul. Thanks also to Perth Civitan for the wonderful reception. Marilyn & Bob Burch, Josh Inwood and Trevor Tysic CAMERON IN DEEP APPRECIATION We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the many cards, prayers, and condolences we received at Bernard’s passing. The love and support shown by Bernard’s former colleagues and students – both near and far – plus fellow Councillors and municipal staff, our neighbours, friends and relatives gives us strength during this difficult time and has renewed our faith in our community. A special thank you to Father Ben Iheagwara of Holy Name of Mary Parish for his healing words. We are grateful to have shared a lifetime of love with Bernard. Catherine and the Family of Bernard Alexander Cameron Almonte, ON

Cipparrone & Gauthier Diane & Brian Gibbs, along with Doug & Laurie Gauthier are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their son Adam Gauthier to Christina Cipparrone, daughter of Mary & Rino Cipparrone, of Ajax Ontario. Wedding will take place at the Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility in Ajax, Ontario on May 7, 2016. Stag & Doe April 2, 2016 Smiths Falls Legion Wishing you a Life Time of Happiness & Love ENGAGEMENT Brian Giff and Debbie Jordan are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Giff to Ryan Willows son of Kevin and Vicky Willows Amanda is the special granddaughter of Betty Giff (late Lorne) and Lloyd and Barb Jordan Ryan is the grandson of Arnold and Jeanette Price and Keith Willows (late Jean) The wedding will take place at their home in Balderson on October 15, 2016 Love and best wishes from your family

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The family of the late Ronald Pratt would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt condolences, cards, flowers, donations, visits and prayers. Your thoughts and actions meant more than words could ever say. A special thank you to the Bayshore Nursing staff for their care, compassion and tremendous support and to Dr. Drummond for your care of dad. Thank you to our friends and neighbours who helped in anyway with the lovely luncheon provided. To Stewart Blair and his staff for their professionalism and compassion during this difficult time, we thank you. Brenda, Kathy, Karan, Sharon & families

The family of the late Harry Mather would like to thank everyone for your support and thoughtfulness following the passing of our dear Dad. As well, we appreciate the cards, expressions of sympathy and donations made in Dad’s memory. Thank You Shirley, Joyce, Sharon, Heather and their families

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The Family of the late Garnet Sands would like to thank everyone for cards, donations and phone calls. Thanks to Brian and Marsha for the lovely dinner, also to the Perth & Smiths Falls Hospital (Smiths Falls Site) for the kindness and support. Special thanks to Dr. Lawson. We miss Garnet every day and will love him forever. Ruby Sands & Family

The family of the late Margaret Lesway would like to thank everyone for phone calls, cards and memorial donations in memory of Margaret. For all who came for the visitation and funeral on such a stormy day, we thank you. Harold and Jean Coleman and Family


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Howe Susan (nee Martin) Howe

Passed away peacefully at the Smiths Falls Hospital following a lengthy illness on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the age of 60. Beloved wife and best friend of Colin. Cherished daughter of Bernice (nee Green) and the late Stanley Martin. She will be sadly missed by her sister Mary and her brothers Art, Earl and Ronnie. Susan will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A service to celebrate her life took place in the Chapel on Saturday at 11 o’clock. Private interment will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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McLEOD Hilda E. (Lamb)

Passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016, beloved wife of the late W.D. (Bill) McLeod (2007). Born in Ottawa, ON, May 14, 1929. Predeceased by her parents James & Pauline Lamb and brother Edward (Emma) Lamb, Winnipeg, MB. Survived by two nephews, James Lamb, Teulon, MB, and John (Karen) Lamb, Winnipeg, MB, and greatnephews Micah (Alex) Lamb, USA and Matthew (Laura) Lamb USA and great-niece Amy (Kevin) McConnell, Winnipeg, MB. Remembered by stepchildren, Valerie (Ed Polak) McLeod, St. Lambert, QC, Lynda White, Montreal, QC, Shelley McLeod, Ottawa, ON, Doug (Jobina) McLeod, Victoria, BC, and Sheri McLeod, Toronto, ON. Also step-grandchildren, Mathew McLeod, Philippe and Kristopher Bastien, Tara, Corrine and Adrian Jones. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Lanark, ON on Wednesday, March 23, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Lackey George Lackey

Winifred Kathleen Joyce Baron Our remarkable Mother, Wini passed away with dignity, in hospital, Smiths Falls, on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Winifred Baron, of Perth, at age of 96. Loving mother to Suzanne and Paul, of Perth, and Jane of Belleville. Cherished grandmother to Lucia and Faith, Wini was predeceased by her parents Harold and Edna Connell, by her husband John Baron, and by her son Michael, and her sister Gladys Stovell. Since her hospital stay in 2013, Wini was living in her own home, with her dog Peppy, surrounded by gardens that she and her sister Gladys, created together. She was cared for by Donna, Debi, Andrina and Dorothy, with the continued support of the CCAC and SMILE program; and the many visits from her dear friend Hazel without which Wini could not have enjoyed life as comfortably as she did. Wini’s last days were full of moments of grace and kindness from many people. Thank you to Dr. Peter Jechel and his caring staff, especially Lynn, now retired; Nancy (in Perth E.R.), and in Smiths Falls, many thanks to Dr. Kaprielian, Louise, Lillian, Nancy, Stephanie and Jordan. To honour Wini’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private service to be held at a later date. For those wishing, donations in memory of Wini can be directed to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. Mrs. Baron’s arrangements are in the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082

George passed away peacefully in the Perth Hospital on Friday March 11th, 2016 at the age of 97. He was predeceased by his first wife Fay Lackey in 1997 and by his second wife Muriel Lackey in 2015. He was the cherished father of the late Hubert, his wife Doreen, their son Dwight (Monique) and their children Evan, Sarah and Alex, Duane and his children Jordan, Chelsea, Ryan and Rebecca, Scott (Tanya) and their children Rachel and Morgan, Steven and his son Brock, Brad (Laura) and their daughter Madeline, Crystal (R.J. Noftall) and their son Isaac, Sheryle Lackey, Leigh, his wife Sherry and their sons Christopher and Jason and grandchildren Mackenzie, Shannon and Ireland, Lana and her husband Laurie Trolley, their son Mark (Stephanie) and son Eric, (Allison) and granddaughter Emily, Beth and her husband Mickey O’Neill, their daughters Kaitlyn and Joni (Mark Holland) grandchildren Charlotte, Carter, Annie and Emily, sons Matthew (Sharon) and Michael (Ashley), Wendy and her husband Fred Lorenz and their daughters Taylor and Haley. George was predeceased by his 12 brothers and sisters. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street West, Perth, Sunday March 13th, 2016 from 12 noon until 4:00 P.M. The Funeral Service was held at Rideau Christian Fellowship, 8 Craig Street Perth, Monday at 11:00 A.M. The interment was held in Boulter Gospel Chapel Cemetery. In remembrance contributions to the Gideon Foundation would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Peacefully, surrounded by family at the Kemptville District Hospital on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, age 78 years. Beloved wife of Michael Ayoub. Loving mother of Michael Ayoub (Mary Lou) and Jeff Ayoub (Tina). Cherished Nan of Jessica, Joel, Trisha, Tyler, Tammy and Troy. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Aurore St. Jean; her brothers, Robert and Leo; and her sisters, Aurore, Bertha, Yvette and Beatrice. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff of Kemptville District Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion. Friends may visit the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville, on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm & 7 to 9 pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:00 am. Donations may be made to the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-258-2435

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Murray passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, following a brief but courageous battle of pancreatic cancer at Queensway Carleton Hospital on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at the age of 79. Son of the late Laurence and Annie (nee Ryan) Shane. Loving husband of Anna (nee Murphy) for 41 years. Proud and devoted father of Brendan (Danielle) Shane and Meghan (Allister) Wood. Dear Papa of Logan and Liam Shane and Kathleen, Anna and Garrett Wood. Dear brother of Marguerite Milne (late John), Mary (Eric) Steele, and Freida (Russ) Tharp. Fond brother-in-law of Mary (late Joe) Murphy, Eileen (late Frank) Murphy, Mary (late Tim) Rush, Gerald (Benita) Murphy, Margie Murphy and Loretta (Donnie) Bartsch. Murray is predeceased by Donald and Irene Murphy and Vince and Evelyn Murphy. He is survived by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Murray loved helping other people and had a very fulfilling life as a teacher, farmer, gardener, wood carver and furniture maker. The family request that in his memory you may plant a tree, a geranium or do a kind deed. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls at 1 p.m. Private interment will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

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Paquette Annie Sandra Paquette

Entered into rest March 5, 2016, Sandra (nee Haladay) Paquette, R.N. (Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal Quebec). She was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Haladay of Smiths Falls and is survived by her husband Raymond, son Scott and his wife Andrea and one grandson Benjamin Michael of Burlington, Ontario. She was predeceased by her sister Sally Jane Corrigan (the late David). Sandra is survived by her sister Susan Doherty (Neil) and three nieces Tracy, Melissa and Amy all of Kingston, Ontario. Funeral arrangements were held privately for the immediate family, as per Sandra’s wishes, at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Wheels of Hope). For donations or for further information please visit www.blairandson.com or by phone 613.283.2800. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com

Shane Murray Laurence Shane

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Richards, Wayne At his home in Carleton Place, on Tuesday March 8, 2016 at the age of 81. Predeceased by his sister Margaret Sovey and his parents Ernest and Mary Richards. A memorial service to honour Wayne took place at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Wednesday March 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Interment later in the spring, with his family at United Cemeteries. For those who wish a donation to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Wayne was ever thankful to the staff at the Eating Place, and all who helped him, especially assisting him when walking and crossing the street became difficult. Wayne worked at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in housekeeping, and was a quiet icon in Carleton Place for 81 years. He was one of the last “milkmen’ in Carleton Place that delivered milk by horse. You and your stories will always be remembered Wayne by your friends. www.barkerfh.com

Barrie Verna Mae Barrie

July 31, 1926 March 13, 2016 Verna passed away peacefully with Diana at her side in hospital in Perth on Sunday March 13th, 2016 in her 90th year. She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Lydia Dick, her brother Keith Dick and sister Isabel Kenopic. Verna was the beloved mother of Shirley (Barry) Armstrong, Douglas Barrie, Diana (Norm) Dobbie, Brian (Jean) Barrie and Paul (Cathy) Barrie and cherished grandmother of Dan Armstrong (Currie), Lucas Armstrong (Steph), Krista (Jon) Dobbie-McFarlane, Dustin Dobbie (Brooke), Craig Dobbie (Brooke), Angela (Jonathan) Tooley and Ashley Barrie (Adam), Samantha Barrie and Hannah Barrie (Haydon) and loving “GG” to Aidan, Arianna, Noah and Zackary McFarlane and Reid and Ethan (and eagerly anticipated baby boy) Tooley. She is survived by her sister Doris Humphries, brother Edward (Rubina) Dick, brotherin-law Gordon Barrie and her former husband Ralph Barrie. Verna will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West, Perth on Friday, March 18th, 2016 from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance of Verna, contributions to the Balderson United Church 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 www.blairandson.com

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Thorpe, Arthur Cleveland “Cleve”

Veteran WWII and Korean Conflict Life Member of Mississippi Golf Club Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital on Thursday March 10, 2016 in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his wife Margaret Anne. Loving father of Wendy (Gary), Ruthann (late Bernie), Denny (Phyllis) and Ian (Joann). Cherished grandfather of Steven, the late Nicole, Bonnie, Jamie, Adam and Jason. Great-grandfather of Mackenzie, Jessica, Kody, Meghan and Patrick. Predeceased by his brother John. Special thank you to Dr. Potvin, the Carleton Place Hospital and the staff of Carleton Place Terrace for their care of Cleve. A funeral service celebrating Cleve’s life was held at St. James Anglican Church, 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, on Tuesday March 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Fr. David Andrew officiating. Interment later in the spring at St. James Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Carleton Place Hospital or the Carleton Place Legion would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com


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Donald Raymond

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Isobel Cuthbert (Matheson) Born Sept 23, 1918 in New Brunswick predeceased by her husband John Edward Boyle of Kemptville ON passed away peacefully in her 98th year on January 30, 2016 at Victoria Hospital London ON. Survived by her daughter, Jane Matheson London ON and son John Boyle & family Quebec and her grandchildren, Andrew Coatsworth of Toronto ON, Kyle Coatsworth (Carla) of Toronto ON, Matthew Coatsworth of New York NY, Cameron Coatsworth (Kim) of Cambridge ON, Alexis Boyle (Dan Rueck) and great granddaughter, Hazel of Gatineau QC and John Boyle Jr of Toronto, ON. A private family celebration of her life was held on January 31, 2016 in place of a funeral service. Interment will take place in Kemptville ON in the spring of 2016. Proulx Golden Joseph Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on March 12, 2016, in his 81st year. Cherished husband to Hazel for over 55 years. Sadly missed by his children Darlene (Don), Terry (Cheryl), Michael, Bradley, and the late Madeline. Remembered by several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Survived by his siblings Wayne (Shirley), Ruth, Evelyn, also many nieces and nephews. Family And Friends May Visit C.r. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc. On Friday, March 18, 2016 from 11am to 12:45pm. Funeral Mass to follow visitation at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church (134 Bridge St.) at 1pm. A reception will follow at the Almonte Legion. Spring Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Golden to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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BARKER

BRYAN

Suddenly at home on Friday, March 11, 2016 in his 64th year. Survived by his loving wife Evelina Bryan (nee Spoelder). Loving father of Stephanie (Jock Lavier), Nicholas Bryan (Christa), and Donald Bryan (Jenn). Cherished Papa of Chase, Dusty, Macey, Kiara, Connor, Cayden, Charles, and Benson. Dear son of Leonard and the late Marie Bryan. Brother of Barry Bryan (Michelle), Flo (Evert Spoelder), Gary Bryan (Karen), Lenny Bryan (Cheryl) and David Bryan (Jackie). Brother-in-law to Rudy Spoelder (Bonnie), Len Spoelder (Gwen), John Spoelder (Angie), Wes Spoelder, Gert (Frans Willemsen), Eddie Spoelder (the late Sally) and Michael Spoelder. Don will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends visited with the family at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 1 o’clock pm. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Kidney Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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Linda Ann

(nee Townsend)

Doyle, Patricia Ann RN

Peacefully, at home with her husband at her side on March 12, 2016 in her 62nd year. Loving wife of Michael Doyle. Caring mother of Joseph (Melissa), step-sons Christopher, Shawn (Tracy), and step-daughter Shannon. She will be missed by her grandchildren Steven, Brayden, Kaytlin, Jarred, Riley, Jackson and Kristen. Loving daughter of Ann and the late Dr. Ralph Miller. Sister of Debbie (Greg), Richard (Heather), Kathy (Paul), and Michael (Carol). Friends may visit the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel the following day at 2:00 p.m. Special thanks to Dr. Penney and Staff, CCAC, Bayshore Nurses and PSW’s especially lotion girl. www.barkerfh.com

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Sadler, Jean Edna Peacefully, at Fairview Manor with her Daughter at her side on March 7, 2016 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Norman Thomas Sadler. Loving mother of Bob (Eileen), and Joy. Cherished grandmother of Nicholas (Alex), Robbie, (Christine), and Sharon (Jimmy). Great grandmother of Kayla, Thomas, James and Poppy. Predeceased by her sisters Eleanor, Florence, Laura, Mary and brothers Allan and Ernie. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Thursday March 10, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service was Friday March 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Interment later in the spring at Auld Kirk Cemetery. Thank you to nursing staff for their excellent care at Fairview Manor. For those who wish, a donation to the Education fund at Fairview Manor for the RN, RPN, and PSW’s would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com

In her 69th year of life, Linda passed away at Smiths Falls Hospital on March 12, 2016 surrounded by her loving family after her courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Harry Barker of Crosby, mother of Nicole (Scott) Halladay of Crosby, Terri Barker (David Heagle) of Newboro. Beloved grandmother of Michaela & (Ryley), Taylor & (Tristen), Nicholas, Jordon, Samuel, Keira, and Kailey. Her brothers David, Earl (Karen) and Paul (Sue) Townsend. Predeceased by parents Clara and Lawrence Townsend. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Delta Agricultural Society, it would be greatly appreciated by the family. A celebration of life will take place at Elgin Lions Club Hall on Saturday March 19th, 2016, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

McKeeMan Karen Lynn

Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Garden Street Site on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the age of 57 years. Beloved wife of Dan Umpherson and cherished mother of Katharine, Timothy and Emily Umpherson. Fondly remembered by her brother David McKeeman; her mother-in-law Eleanor Umpherson; several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents Betty (Turner) and Donald McKeeman and by her brother Don. A private family celebration of Karen’s life will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Huntington Society would be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James Street East, Brockville. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Karen online at www.irvinememorial.com

McIntosh, Donald Robert (Veteran WWII)

Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, on Tuesday March 8, 2016 at the age of 92. Devoted husband of Ilene. Treasured father of Scott (Michelle), Lee-Ann, Richard (Dianna), and Jane (Bob Churchill). Proud grandfather of Kaitlyn, Hilary, Kristopher, Chelsea, Patrick and Victoria. Don will be missed by his extended family and all who knew him. Visitation took place at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Saturday March 12, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment later in the spring at United Cemeteries. For those who wish, a donation to the Carleton Place Legion or the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

MOORE, Earl March 17, 2010. In memory of a loving husband, father and “#1 Pa.” Time slips by and life goes on, But from our hearts you are never gone. We think about you always, We talk about you too. We have so many memories, But we wish we still had you. Lovingly remembered by Lois and Family

BARNETT & ST. JEAN Eunice Viola Barnett, March 30, 1981. Leonard St Jean, March 2, 1987. In loving memory of a dear mother and father-in-law. No one knows how much I miss you. No one knows the bitter pain. Life has never been the same. In my heart your memory lingers. They say the pain will slowly go away. There is hardly a day that goes by. That I do not think of both of you. Sadly and dearly missed Jim

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RATHWELL, Ruby Wilena (Plant) You are gone but not forgotten, Nor ever shall you be As long as life and memory last, We will remember thee. No one knows the silent heartaches, Only we who have lost can tell Of the grief we hold in silence For the one we loved so well. In Loving Memory of Ruby Wilena (Plant) Rathwell who passed away 18 years ago on March 19, 1998. Always remembered by her children and grandchildren

STOCK Lucille Catherine (White)

It is with great sadness that the family of Lucille Stock announces her death on February 26, 2016 at age 86 in Germantown, Tennessee. Lucille was born on July 20, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to her parents Allen White and Anna (Stafford) White Byrne. Her father Allen died suddenly shortly after her birth and her mother Anna moved back to her home of Perth, Ontario with her infant daughter. Anna later married Frank Byrne and had a second daughter Marie. Lucille was raised with Marie in that small, classic Ontario town surrounded by a large circle of extended family and friends. Both her parents’ lines extend back to the settlement of Lanark County in the early 1800’s. Despite travels and family moves that took Lucille far from that home, she was always affectionately known as a “Perth girl.” Two strong currents in her life as a result of that upbringing were her Catholic faith and her work ethic. While in her late teens she began work at the Perth branch of the Bank of Montreal. And when her dear friends Lorna Monroe and Jean McGregor were ready to make the leap, the three of them moved from their small town to Mimico, a suburb of Toronto where they shared a small apartment and began a great adventure. Part of that adventure for Lucille was the joining of St. Leo’s Catholic Church and participation in the drama club. This is where she met her future husband James Blair Stock. They fell in love and were married on September 15, 1956 in St. John’s Catholic Church in Perth. They began their own family in Mimico and a few years later began a series of family moves that would eventually take them to Memphis in 1976. By the time they moved to Memphis the family had grown to include seven children. Lucille, Jim and the children enjoyed many happy years in Chicago Heights, Illinois and Florissant, Missouri before landing in their home of 40 years in Germantown. After her children were old enough, she re-entered the work force in the late 1970’s and continued to enjoy her career until her retirement. That included 17 years at Cleo Wrap in Memphis as Employment Manager. She was known for her quick walking pace in the plant, her keen observations about people, her strength and her humor. She was also active in the Memphis Industrial Personnel Council, serving as president at one time. While working and during her retirement, she enjoyed a rich life of volunteer work and social activities including a very special group of ladies known as “The Nine Holers” at Germantown Country Club. She was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Germantown for 40 years. For more than 20 of those years she went to the church office every Monday, drawing on those old banking skills and helped count the proceeds from the Sunday collections. She also served as Eucharistic minister. Lucille was particularly known among friends and family for her love of great food, her always current, yet classic sense of fashion and her delight in travelling the world. She is survived by her husband, James Blair Stock, her children Kathryn (partner Deb Tinnin), Teresa (husband Matt Cychowski), Blair (wife Mary), Julia (husband Allen Carpenter), Helen Patterson, Alice and Frank (wife Deana). Also grandchildren Anna and Madeline Cychowski, Abbey McCourt (husband Matt), Joseph, Kevin and Sarah Carpenter, Jeremy (wife Amy) Patterson, Suzanne Bunker, and Tucker Stock. Also, her dear sister Marie (Byrne) Ubdegrove of Kingston, Ontario and her husband Lennis. As well as her niece Yvonne (Ubdegrove) Sonneveld and her daughter Lenna Sonneveld and the late Andrew Sonneveld of Kingston. Also surviving Lucille are the Toronto Stocks including Chuck and Sandra and their children Brian, Kevin (wife Michelle) and Karen. Andree, her late husband, Bill and their children, Simone (husband Misha Skoric) and Genevieve. Finally, we would mention her longest friendship, which extends back to girlhood in Perth with Lorna (Monroe) Macdonald and her family. Lucille was a loving, welcoming and outgoing person who knew how to work a room. She built a sense of community, family and friendship wherever she was in her life.


IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

JORDAN, Andrew – Whom left us fifteen years ago today, March 20, 2001. We think about you always, We think about you still, You have never been forgotten, And you never will. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Missing you Grandpa and Grandma Jordan

BILOW, Thomas George – In loving memory of my husband who passed away on his birthday, March 15, 2010. It’s hard to believe six years have passed since I saw your smiling face. I miss you so much It is sad but true and we wonder why The best are always first to die. There is always a face before me A voice I would love to hear, A smile I will always remember Of a husband I loved so dear. To your grave in thought I wander And wish that you could speak But I stand there in silence And picture you asleep. I cannot bring the good days back When we were all together But beautiful memories silently kept Of a wonderful husband I will never forget In my heart you are always here.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE In loving memory of Jeffrey Tait Hewitt Saturday March 26th, 2016 at the Smiths Falls Legion 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. All family and friends welcome

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BERRY – In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, George, who passed away March 16, 2005. Softly the leaves of memory fall, Gently I gather and treasure them all. Unseen, unheard, you are always near, So missed, so loved, so very dear. Lovingly remembered Louise, Steven, Bonnie, Jim and Family

BARR, Graydon – March 19, 1994 Hair of silver, Eyes of blue, 22 years ago we didn’t know what to do, Throughout these years we think of you, They say there is a reason, They say that time will heal, But neither time nor reason will change the way we feel. We miss you, We love you, Bruce, Dianne, Gail, Roger and families

IN MEMORIAM ROBILLARD, (Kip) In memory of a loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather who passed away March 19, 2012. We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. Now all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we will never part. God has you in His keeping, We have you in our hearts. Sadly missed and never forgotten, Shirley, Bob, Sherri, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren

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In loving memory of my parents. My thoughts are ever with them, Though they have passed away. And those who loved them dearly, Are thinking of them today. Loved, missed and remembered Marlene

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DURANT – Roy S. March 18, 2014 and Gertrude (Pat) March 17, 1992.

IN MEMORIAM

You left behind 50 years of great memories, I will cherish forever. My only comfort is to know you are not suffering anymore. I miss you more than words can ever say. I will always love you. Until we meet again. You loving wife Shirley (Butch) DAD – Who was taken from us March 15, 2010. It’s hard to believe six years have passed. Sad are the hearts that loved you, Silent the tears do fall. Living our lives without you, Is the hardest part of all. We watched you fade away, And although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. It’s lonesome here without you, We miss you more each day, Life doesn’t seem the same, Since you were called away. Your heart was kind and true, And when we needed someone, We could always count on you. You were the kind of father, That we will never forget. The special years are done, But our memories will linger on. God saw you getting tired Dad, So He put His arms around you, And whispered come to me. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. If roses grow in heaven God, Please pick a bunch for us, And place them in Dad’s arms, And tell him they’re from us. Tell him we love and miss him, And when he turns and smiles, Place a kiss upon his cheek, And hold him for a while. P.S. Happy Birthday Dad Love you always and Forever in our hearts Terry, Brenda, Cathy, Charles XOXO

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

DURANT, Gertrude (Pat) - In loving memory of a dear Mom, who passed away 24 years ago, March 17, 1992. DURANT, Roy - In loving memory of a dear Dad, Father-in-law and Grandpa, who passed away 2 years ago, March 18, 2014. Thinking of the many special things you have done to bring happiness into the lives of others, and for simply being wonderful parents, it’s a privilege to call you Mom and Dad. Loving you both forever, Lynn, Henry and Mikayla Love lasts a lifetime and beyond.

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BARBARA ROYCE In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother Barbara Royce March 18 2015. No one knows how much we miss you, No one knows the bitter pain We have suffered since we lost you Life has never been the same. In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly, tender, fond and true, There is not a day, dear mother That we do not think of you. Forever in our hearts, From your loving family

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COLONEL BY now has one and two bedroom units available. COLONEL BY is a luxury apartment building with a library, entertainment room and exercise room. All units have central air. Located in a great neighbourhood close to the County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls.

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Five Arches Non-Profit Housing Corporation

10-20 Pearl St. Smiths Falls, ON. One bedroom $850 pay own hydro. Two bedroom $950 everything included. First/last required. Contact Darlene Kantor 613-283-9799 or 613-207-1255. 2 Bedroom, 1 bathroom lower level unit. Central air, laundry facilities onsite, garage and parking available. Heat and Water included $975/month. Located in quiet neighborhood in Carleton place. 613-257-8541

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2 bedroom apartment, Available Immediately, 41 Sunset Towers, Perth, Ontario. Contact Bud @ 613-267-0567

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1 bedroom apartment in 4-plex, 12 minutes from Perth. Includes heat, hydro, water, appliances, laundry facilities, storage locker, large deck and $775/month. Available April 1, 2 bed- yard. immediately. room apartment with bal- Available 613-267-7464. cony. Heat, water and parking included. Seniors welcome. No dogs. 5 Rog- Brockville Road, Smiths ers Rd., Perth. Falls, 2 bedroom ground 613-267-4189. floor apartment. Well maintained, clean, parking, 1 Room for rent, 42 patio. Available immediateChurch St West, Smiths ly. Hydro extra. Falls, working quiet per- $ 6 9 0 / m o n t h . son, all inclusive, 613-283-1697. $110/wk. 613-812-2400.

For applications or information please contact Kim Clement, Property Manager, at 613-624-5619 or by email fivearches@gmail.com Ideal living for adults and seniors in a beautiful country setting.

Carleton Place, 900-3000 ft. commercial space, also 1050 ft warehouse, shop, office, overhead door, great location, easy Ottawa access. 613-257-5711. Professional Office Space Perth - 160 sq. ft. and up. Ready for occupancy. Unlimited free parking. The Factory on Sunset Blvd. 613-326-0190 info@lai-inc.com

home in great shape centrally located high ceiling and hardwood floors throughout, new kitchen, new Laundry, fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer included, work shop on property, well treed, brick home, air tight wood stove, 3 bedrooms, 1 and 1-Ω bathrooms would sell for $229,500. or rent for $1,300.00 per month + utilities. Available April 1. Good financial abstract and references a must. Call Reg at 613-880-6937.

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Large bright 2 bedroom upper duplex apartment for rent in Smiths Falls. New kitchen & bathroom, recently painted/upgraded. off street parking. Unfurnished. Heat included. References required. $1,200 a month. Available May 1, 2016. Call John 613-325-7781 to book a viewing.

Perth. Renovated, large, 1 bedroom apartment. Centrally located. No smoking. No pets. $ 7 5 0 / m o n t h . 613-267-2687.

Smiths Falls, one bedroom apartment, second floor. $760/month includes heat and hydro. Available immediately. 613-222-0816, 613-686-5990.

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Merrickville- Large 2 bedroom ground floor apt. Nicely decorated. Parking, stove, fridge, heat, water included. coin-laundry on site, pet friendly, $895/mth. plus hydro. Carleton Place, Seniors First/last required. 50’s Plus Building. No Available May 1. smoking, no pets. First & 613-283-0746. last months rent $750.00 & up. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Senior’s 1 Penthouse unit, Perth. Month Free Discount. Call 9th floor, with outdoor 613-863-6487 or patios. All utilities includ613-720-9860 ed. Call 613-267-7062 or 613-267-0567. Chambers St., Smiths Falls, roomy 2 bedroom Perth- 2 bedroom apartapartment, all inclusive, ment $750/mth, in modwell maintained, laundry, ern, well maintained, yard, parking. Adult build- centrally located building. ing only. No pets, no Security/intercom system, smoking. Available imme- professionally maintained, diately. $890/month. laundry facilities. Parking 613-283-1697. included. Plus hydro. 613-298-2983. Charming 2+1 bed, 2 bath home in Pakenham. Neat & Clean. 5 Perth, 2 bedroom apartAppliances. Garage. ment & Bachelor apartWalk to ski hill. ment, fridge & stove $1,500/month. Call included, $815/$550 + Marilyn Crabbe cell utilities. First & LMR re613.804.4903. Sales- quired. Smoke/pet free. person Century21 Ex- 613-229-5959. plorer Realty 613-422-6757. Perth- New senior luxury Code Apartments. Smiths rental apt. unit. Available Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 immediately. Unit is 800 bedroom in clean, quiet, sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 media adult building. Fridge, room. Brick building. Censtove, parking, laundry fa- tral air. Propane heat. In floor heating in bathroom. cilities. 613-283-7779. Front and back porches. Emergency backup power. Gorgeous 1 bdrm in adults Crown moulding. Porcebldg in Lanark. Utilities & lain floors, modern kitchappl Incl. 900 & up, en. $1,100/mth. plus 613-812-9344. utilities includes dishwasher and washer and Large 3 bedroom apart- dryer. One 8x10 exterior ment, downtown Perth, shed included for each fridge & stove included, rental unit. References re$700/mnth plus heat & hy- quired. Rentals for 1 year dro, no pets, no smoking, lease preferred. No pets. references required, 1 year No smoking. Inquiries: lease, available April 1. Lyne 613-812-5790 or fisher@ripnet.com 613-267-6657.

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RR1 Lombardy. 6 room house for rent, must supply references. Rent to be decided on viewing of house. First and last month required. 613-283-2559.

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Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom Ground floor, utilities exREAL ESTATE tra, fridge & stove included. Off street parking, no pets. Available immedi- Port Elmsley Home Park, ate. $600/mnth. on Big Rideau. 2 bedroom modular home, single car 613-283-2266. garage, heated workshop. Smiths Falls, 2 bed, 2 Newest home in park. bath, bright and spa- Dock available. Paved $155,000. cious corner unit. New driveway. reno, 6 appliances, A/C, 613-777-5498. 40 Pearl St. Quiet, secure, adult building, elevator, exercise and PERSONAL common/party room, parking. Non-smoking. Alcoholics Anonymous Available now. 613-284-2696. $1,410/month plus utilities. More info call 613-275-1218. Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? Smiths Falls, 2 Bedroom, There is help available for Toulon Place Apartments, you in AL-ANON/Alateen. 613-284-6100, 3rd floor $835/mth April Call 272-3105, 1st, ground floor 257-3138, 826-2566, $915/mth May 1st. Clean, 203-3713, quiet, secure building, 283-5038. live-in superintendent, ground floor laundry. Overeaters Anonymous 613-283-9650 613-264-5158 Smiths Falls. Large, upstairs, 1 bedroom apartment. Includes heat, hydro LEGAL and water. $975/month. Please no smoking or Criminal Record? Canadian pets. 613-283-1500. Record Suspension (Criminal pardon) seals record. Smiths Falls, nice, semi- American waiver allows legal detached 2 bedroom, sun- entry. Why risk employporch, large deck, large ment, business, travel, liyard, parking, non-smok- censing, deportation, peace ing, first and last, of mind? Free consultation: $790/month plus heat and 1-800-347-2540. hydro. Call 613-342-0829.

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IN THE ESTATE OF HOWARD KEITH FOSTER a.k.a. DONALD GORDON, PENSIONER, DECEASED, All persons having claims as creditors against the estate of the above mentioned, late of the Town of Perth, in the County of Lanark, who died at the said Town of Perth, on November 13, 2014, are required to file proof of same with the undersigned on or before April 13, 2016. After that date the Public Guardian and Trustee will proceed to distribute the estate, having regard only to the claims of which s/he then shall have had notice. Anyone having knowledge of a Will or next-of-kin of the above mentioned is also requested to contact the undersigned. DATED at Toronto on March 09, 2016. PUBLIC GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE, ESTATE TRUSTEE 595 BAY STREET, SUITE 800 TORONTO, ONTARIO M5G 2M6 File: 818111-014

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Perth Planing Mill Supply is a Lumber and Building Materials company that services Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place and surrounding areas. We are accepting applications for the following positions within our company. Yard Labourer

this individual should have an interest in an outdoor, physically demanding job involving handling materials, assisting in deliveries and interacting with customers. This position would be full time, seasonal.

Truck Driver/Yard Staff

this individual should have a valid DZ licence, perhaps boom and/or forklift training and experience. As a delivery and yard staff position, this involves significant physical work in the outdoors. The position would be full time, seasonal. Please complete the in-house application at www.ppmsupply.com and drop it and your resume off in person at

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Requirements • Automotive & Sales Experience is Required • Business Office Experience is an Asset • Positive & Energetic Attitude • Experience in Sales Management & Motivational Training of Staff • Develop New Business Opportunities • Deliver a High Quality Customer Experience • Proven Track Record of Sales Targets & Internet Marketing • Good Communication Skills is Essential All Inquiries are of strict confidence and we will only contact successful applicants.

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

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Portland United Church, in the Heart of the Rideau Lakes District, is seeking a music director. Our worship features choir, organ and piano music. The successful candidate will provide music leadership for regular Sunday services and special services when required as well as direct and accompany a dedicated, fun-filled adult choir. The church has a two-manual Classic organ and a Heintzman grand piano. The position is 7-8 hrs per week and compensation will be negotiated based on credentials and experience. Knowledge of liturgical music is an asset. Please see our website www.eppc-ucc.com for Music Director Responsibilities. Please forward cover letter and resume to: Katy Gibson, Music Search Committee Chair at katy.gibson69@gmail.com with the subject line “Music Director” or mail to P.O. Box 251, Portland Ontario K0G 1V0 no later than March 31, 2016.

Qualifications • High school diploma or equivalent • Excellent customer service and communication skills, both oral and written • Highly motivated and able to work with minimal supervision • Safety oriented • Basic computer skills • Ability to multi task and prioritize work load • Superior accuracy and analytical skills • Accounting or Bookkeeping experience is an asset • Experience with Wintik software preferred but not required • Valid driver’s license This positon may also provide coverage to other locations as needed. Please submit your resume by 4:00 pm March 23, 2016 to: careers@tackaberryconstruction.com Or in person at: 16129 Highway 7 Perth, On G. Tackaberry & Sons is an equal opportunity employer. We wish to thank all who apply for this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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PSW’s (Part-Time Casual ) – Almonte Country Haven, our LTC home in Almonte requires RPN’s. If you have successfully completed an approved Personal Support Worker program that is a minimum of 600 hours in duration, including both classroom and practical experience or currently enrolled in an approved Personal Support Worker program presently completing the practical experience portion of training, or currently enrolled in an educational program for an RN or RPN. E-mail resume to: cdellaforesta@omniway.ca or fax: 613-256-3096 by March 24, 2016.

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Weigh Scale Clerk

Primary Responsibilities: • Weighing inbound and outbound trucks on scale • Enter appropriate data into computer to print customer tickets • Collect COD’s and process payments • Radio communication with truck drivers and loader operators to ensure proper material and weights are loaded on customer trucks • Dispatch customer orders as required to meet delivery schedules • Answer phones and assist with walk in customers • Clerical duties such as filing and maintaining customer records • Support office staff and manager as required • Additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned

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Are you a self-motivated individual who enjoys working in a fast paced environment? We are a local Construction Company looking for a Weigh Scale Clerk. This is a seasonal position based at our Perth Ontario location.

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A&B Ford is currently seeking a Sales Manager for the Smiths Falls Dealership

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The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, is a progressive two site facility serving a catchment area of 44,000 residents of Perth, Smiths Falls and surrounding area. We are a fully accredited Hospital delivering a broad range of primary and secondary services.

REGISTERED NURSES/REGISTERD PRACTICAL NURSES Casual and Part Time Positions

Job Posting ABOUT US A subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canada’s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and advertisers and we’re continuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connection to the community. For further information, please visit www.metroland.com THE OPPORTUNITY Metroland East Performance Printing is looking for casual PT cleaners to work 4 or 6 hours - 5 evening shifts per week in Smiths Falls Ontario KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Reliable and on time, dependable • Attention to detail required • Ability to work independently • Ability to follow a schedule • Previous experience of office cleaning and warehouse would be preferred. • Good communication skills • Police check required KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

MEDICAL/SURGICAL, MEDICAL/REHABILITATION ~ RN’s & RPN’s • Nursing Diploma • Current Certificate of Registration - College of Nurses • Current CPR OBSTETRICAL UNIT ~ RN’s • Current CPR • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) • Fetal Health Surveillance course • OB Experience OPERATING ROOM ~ RN’s • Post graduate Operating Room Course INTENSIVE CARE UNIT ~ RN’s • Critical Care Diploma • ACLS Certification EMERGENCY ROOM ~ RN’s • Emergency Nursing Diploma; • ACLS Certification. The Human Resources Department Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital 60 Cornelia Street West Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 2H9 Email – tgray@psfdh.on.ca Fax - (613) 283-0520 Telephone - (613) 283-2330 Ext. 1132 Website - www.psfdh.on.ca Closing Date - April 1, 2016 Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Our recruitment process follows the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in order to provide a fair and equitable process for all candidates. Applicants requiring accommodation through the recruitment/interview process are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department at 613-283-2330 ext. 1132 for assistance.

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Job Posting PERTH COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE

Director of Resident Care Applications are invited for the position of Director of Resident Care for Perth Community Care Centre, a 121 bed accredited long-term care home located in Perth, Ontario. Reporting to the Administrator, the Director of Resident Care is responsible for managing all aspects of nursing care within the home to ensure the provision of quality care to the residents in a caring, efficient and effective manner.

Submit resume before April 8, 2016 to: Susan Woodcock, Administrator Perth Community Care Centre e-mail: adm.perth@diversicare.ca Fax: 613-267-7060

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.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

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All claims against the estate of Douglas Lorne McNaughton, late of the Town of Almonte in the County of Lanark, who died on or about the 31st day of December 2015, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before the 8th day of April, 2016; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed.

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Under new management! Previous employee’s welcome to apply. Sure Fire Phone Sales! Leading fundraising firm requires self-motivated & confident individuals to round out our sales staff. We offer daytime hrs., $13/hr + bonuses and a great commission package, with all leads & training provided. For can’t miss $$$ Call H.R. @ 613-283-8524

Lawrence James McNaughton and Timothy Andrew McNaughton, Estate Trustees, by their Solicitors, WILSON LAW PARTNERS LLP, 5542 Manotick Main St., PO Box 429, Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1A4 Attn: Andrew R.C. Wilson 613-692-3547

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BUSINESS SERVICES Appliance repairs to most makes of major appliances. Fully experienced and all service guaranteed. A&T Appliance Repairs 613-253-3557. Cottage Road Grading & Brushing, skid-steer, mini excavating services, heavy duty bush-hogging services upto 4” diameter, stump removal. 613-200-1153.

WORK WANTED A Load to the dump Cheap! Clean up renovations, clutter, garage sale junk or dead trees brush. 613-256-4613.

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Experience in MIG Steel & Aluminum Welding and TIG Aluminum Welding Current or Previous CWB Certification

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WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • College Diploma in Business, Marketing, related field or 3+ years in Sales • Prospect for new accounts, source leads, cold call, and research to generate sales in multi-media platforms • Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients • Consistently attain and/or surpass sales targets and hitting revenue targets • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients to build business opportunities • Provide professional customer service in ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Create proposals and advertising solutions through compelling business cases • Provide customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • A valid Driver’s Licence and reliable vehicle OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview. PLEASE APPLY AT WWW.METROLAND/CAREERS

Offers of employment are subject to criminal record checks and vulnerable persons screening.

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Children’s Resources on Wheels Licensed Home Child Care is looking for Child Care Providers throughout Lanark county including: Almonte, Blacks Corners, Carleton Place, Franktown, Lanark Village, Montague, Perth,  and Smiths Falls.

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Mon. to Fri. 8:30 am – 4 pm  Wed. 10 am – 4 pm  Sat. 9 am  – 12 pm (noon)

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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Prospect for new accounts, source leads, cold call, and research to generate sales in multi-media platforms • Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients • Consistently attain and/or surpass sales targets and hitting revenue targets • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients to build business opportunities • Provide professional customer service in ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Create proposals and advertising solutions through compelling business cases • Provide customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is PCI compliant company, and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner

Qualifications: • Minimum of one (1) year working as a Registered Nurse in the long-term care sector • Minimum three (3) years working as a registered nurse in a managerial or supervisory capacity in a health care setting • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario • Has demonstrated organizational, leadership, supervisory and communication skills • Must have competent computer skills – MS Office. Previous experience with electronic health care documentation is an asset

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CROW offers the flexibility of becoming a self-employed Child Care Provider in your own home. Choose your own hours that fit your family’s schedule. For more information please call 613-283-0095 ext 301 or 1-800-267-9252 ext 301 or email: sharder@crowlanark.com or visit www.crowlanark.com

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Needed to work in a fast paced work environment. Please drop off resume to Hank’s Tire at: 22 Union Street, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 2S2; 10458 Hwy #7 Carleton Place, K7C 3P5 or email to hankstire@bellnet.ca CLS463880_0218

THE OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for an individual interested in a Sales Representative position for our Brockville location. Applicants must be self-starters and exceptionally goal oriented as the focus of this position is on developing new revenue opportunities for both the print and digital media products.

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Where do you find your local community news? How do you stay connected to new and old businesses in your community? Metroland Media is a communication company built on a strong history of providing the news to Ontario’s door steps for over 100 years. In this ever growing industry we have continued to evolve, allowing us to become the industry leaders. Flyers, magazines, trade shows, digital advertising and distribution is a snapshot of our companies breadth. If you are looking for a dynamic company built on a strong history within your community, look no further.

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Casual Part-Time Cooks and Dietary Aides, required for Almonte Country Haven, our LTC home in Almonte. For Job qualifications please go to our website, omniway.ca listed under careers. Please submit resume by February 26, 2016 to: dbenn@omniway.ca or fax: 613-256-3096.


Position: Maintenance Contractor Company: Mississippi River Power Corp. Location: Almonte, Ontario Description: We are seeking a dynamic, driven and self-motivated individual with a broad range of skills and experience, particularly in the electrical/mechanical fields. This is a contract position with Mississippi River Power Corp., the generation side of the former Almonte Hydro. The successful applicant will be responsible for maintenance, repairs and general tasks at the generating station. The position requires someone with proven experience in performing mechanical, electrical and hydraulic maintenance and repairs. Applicants must possess the ability to perform physical tasks, be available for overnight call-in shifts, and the skills to diagnose and locate equipment faults and independently resolve mechanical/technical issues. Candidates must live in or in close proximity to Almonte and be comfortable with being on-call every second week, which means staying close to Town.

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A Small Job or More. Renovations/Repairs. Kitchen & Bath, Tub-toshower conversions, grab bars, painting, plumbing, flooring, tile, countertops, decks. 613-858-1390, 613-257-7082.

Do You Have 10hrs/wk, to turn into $1500/mth using your PC and phone? Free info: www.BossFree123.com

E x p e r i e n c e d Electrician, Licensed & Insured available for residential/commercial work. Best Rates, Call Jim 613-799-2378 or 613-284-0895

Call TODAY! Arnprior: 613.623.1114 Smiths Falls: 613.283.1905

Kitchen and bath renovations, painting, dump runs, housecleaning, eavestroughs, siding. Serving Lanark County for 20 years. 613-257-8143 or 613-264-8143.

Wage: Competitive hourly rate, based on experience

Professional & Reliable Movers- 2 Men & 17’ Cube $95/hr, 2 Men & 16’ Refrigerated Cube Van $95 hr + Fuel Surcharge. Call to Book your Move 613-284-8281.

Please submit your resume to Scott Newton at snewton@ mississippiriverpower.com or drop off in a sealed envelope labelled, “MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR” to the MRPC office at 28 Mill Street in Almonte, no later than noon on Friday, April 1, 2016.

Semi-retired, all home renovations, interior & exterior, years of experience. Call Brent 613-283-6088.

Hours: Varies depending on work available (guaranteed minimum 15 hours per week to start)

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If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Scott Newton at snewton@mississippiriverpower.com or 613-256-2403.

Smiths Farm Equipment Limited is looking for a PartS CountEr PErSon for our Jasper location. Reporting to the Parts Manager, this position is responsible for selling parts to all available customers, over the retail counter, through the shop, or on the telephone. Main responsibilities: • Sell and invoice parts to customers. • Assist customers in selecting required parts, suggest additional needed parts, promote specials, and ensure that the customer is exposed to the full product line. • Work with technicians to provide parts accurately and efficiently. • Answer telephones and provide quotes to customers. • Source parts from aftermarket vendors. • Assist in Physical inventory reconciling. • Comply with all relevant Health and Safety, and Environmental policies and procedures. • Expected to have a positive attitude and promote a healthy work environment. • Assist in other areas of Parts Department as required; cores, shipping and receiving. • Other related duties as assigned.

HELP WANTED Cleaners/Team Leaders for residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings, No weekends. All travel paid. $ 1 2 . 0 0 - $ 1 6 . 0 0 / h r. 613-489-3993 or elitecleaning@storm.ca

is presently accepting applications for the position of: Director, Corporate Services The Renfrew County and District Health Unit is seeking a positive and dynamic individual who will report to the Medical Officer of Health/Chief Executive Office and act as a member of the executive leadership team. The Renfrew County and District Health Unit is one of 36 Public Health Units in the province of Ontario. The Health Unit’s main office is in Pembroke, with a branch office in Renfrew. Its approximately 70 staff members serve the County of Renfrew, the City of Pembroke, the Township of South Algonquin and most of Algonquin Provincial Park. For more information, visit the Health Unit’s website at www.rcdhu.com. Education and Experience University Degree in Business Administration or Commerce with a Chartered Professional Accountant designation is mandatory. Master’s level degree in business, public or health administration is an asset. Five or more years progressive experience in business/human resource management and administration in a unionized environment, preferably within the public sector. Advanced proficiency with ACCPAC accounting software and spreadsheet programs and applications. Familiarity with Health Protection and Promotion Act, Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols, Ontario Public Health Organizational Standards, Public Health Funding and Accountability Agreement. Responsibilities

required Skills & Knowledge: • Completion of Secondary School Diploma or equivalent. • Previous experience in Agricultural industry is preferred/asset. But automotive experience is also an asset • Good communication & customer service skills • Good computer skills are necessary. • Criminal Record Check, valid driver’s license and Drivers Abstract may be required

In collaboration with the MOH/CEO and the Board of Health (BoH), creates a culture at Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) that supports public health programs and services of the highest quality. Accountable for planning, leading, organizing, and controlling of the responsibilities of the Corporate Services Division, including human resources, labour relations, financial, property management, and information technology to support the organization’s mission of protecting and promoting health and preventing disease in the Renfrew County and District area. Functions as member of executive leadership team and liaises with leaders of external partners.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits including: • Comprehensive Group Insurance Benefit Plan • Career education training

Current salary range is $111,125 to $127,646 with a competitive benefits package. For a more complete job description or to further explore this opportunity, contact:

Resumes can be dropped off at 32 County Road#17 Jasper or emailed to careers@smithsequip.com

Applications must be received by Templeman Consulting Group Inc. noting Competition #K5311, on or before Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, but please be advised that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Templeman Consulting Group Inc. Attn: Terrence Whyte Ste. 200, 205 Dundas Street East, Belleville, ON K8N 5A2 Tel: 613-966-2620 or 1-888-606-8244 Fax: 613-966-2866 Email: tafw@templemanconsulting.com

This is a per hour wage position and will be based upon the experience level of the applicant.

Full-time positions available, Yacht pressure washers & buffers. Monday-Friday, if interested call 613-269-2600. Garden Centre Retail Sales Clerks. Seasonal Full and Part time available. Applicants must have computer and cash skills, knowledge of all types of plant materials and their applications. Minimum 2 years experience in the retail setting an asset. Email resume to creativegardenslandscap ing@yahoo.ca or drop off to 82 Concession St. in Westport Horticulture Technician Needed. Seasonal Full Time position available for busy landscape company. Minimum 2 years experience in the horticulture trade. Good working knowledge of the cultural practices needed to maintain all types of gardens. Common knowledge of all types of plant materials is essential. Email resume to creativegardenslandscaping@yahoo.ca or drop off to 82 Concession St. in Westport.

VACATION/COTTAGES VACATION/COTTAGES LAKEFRONT 3 BEDROOM COTTAGE (sleeps 6) Availabity at DISCOUNTED RATES for the months of MAY, JUNE, SEPT & OCT. (SUMMER sold out). This pet friendly cottage is situated in Haliburton Highlands, with 4 piece bath, living/dining area, well equipped kitchen and attached screened-in Muskoka room. Well looked after grassy grounds on a gentle slope down to a 300 sq ft dock on a very peaceful NO MOTOR lake. Great swimming, fishing, with 1 canoe, 3 kayaks, a peddalo, lifevests, fire-pit and games. Please email patrick@nemms.ca for rates, full photos and details. 416.564.4511

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ROB STREET AUCTION Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Start: 6 P.M. Preview: 5 P.M. Flo Blue plates; Bartlett prints; old tin toys; Bunnykins; cheese box; vintage car headlamps; large Budda; bed warmer; Cochrane’s Dairy and other milk bottles; die cast cars; finger oil lamps; Yamaha guitar; Jasmine guitar; two violins in case (one made by Stainer of Germany); large two-sided Esso sign; DeLaval seperator sign; John Deere lawn tractor with snowblower and mower deck; 1982 Yamaha 750cc Seca motorcycle in showroom condition; DL power wagon; 22 ton wood splitter; 7 ft. plow; coins and paper money; guns; curved glass china cabinet and other quality furniture; small reserve on wood splitter, tractor, plow, motorcycle and power wagon. Canteen on site Owner and Auctioneers not responsible for loss or accident. Terms: Cash, Authorized cheque with ID, Debit, Visa or Mastercard. Rob Street Auction Services Ltd. Auctioneers: Bev Street and Rob Street 24 Family Lane, Lombardy, ON Corner of Hwy. 15 S and Bay Rd (4 miles south of Smiths Falls) 613-284-2000 streetfleamarket@hotmail.ca See our website for ALL info, details and pictures. www.streetfleamarket.net

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Maple Key Day Camp is looking for male and female counselors and programmers to join our summer team of kid experts. For more information visit: www.maplekeydaycamp.com Part-time help wanted general duties & yard work. 613-275-2438.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY codymobile.com New franchise opportunities available, become part of the largest co-op small business ownership program in North America. To learn more visit codymobile.com or contact Brian by e-mail at brian@codymobile.com Looking for an online business? I can help! You will receive free training and after support. Go to www.123freedom4life.com and check it out. Requires a computer and telephone and 5-15 hours weekly.

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COURSES Mathematics Tutor, available immediately, experience in teaching highschool math all grades and all levels. Clarke 613-273-8596

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

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AUCTION SALE THE ESTATE OF MR. GERALD GREER SAT MARCH 26, 2016@ 10 AM SHARP! PREVIEW @ 9 AM TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY RD 21, SPENCERVILLE This sale features a Ford 1220 compact tractor, four wheel drive, loader, 1308 hours, attachments (sells w/ reasonable reserve), 1993 Sylvan Pro Select fishing boat w/ trailer, 1993 Mercury 115 horse power motor, GMC 2001 ½ ton truck 4.3 litre w/ 176,000 km’s as is. Lucknow 3pt blower, Lawn tractor, chainsaws, shop full of new, well cared for mechanics & carpenters tools, bldg. materials. Auctioneer’s Note: Another large sale, not to be missed! A wide variety well cared for brand new items! For a more detailed list w/ photos go to www.lmauctions.ca Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard Photo I.D. as is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call

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Experience the excitement of the aerospace industry in a rural setting!

For over 60 years, Magellan Aerospace, Haley has been producing magnesium and aluminum castings for the aerospace industry. Located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley west of Renfrew, we have an immediate opening for a:

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Reporting to the Process Engineering Manager, this position is responsible for maintaining and continuously improving Manufacturing Processes. Qualifications: Candidates must have: - Post-Secondary Education in Engineering Technology from a recognized college. - 1-3 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment. - Experience with Microsoft Office suite and other common desktop applications Must demonstrate: - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Ability to work in a team environment - Ability to achieve objectives and goals within tight deadlines with minimal supervision Salary commensurate with experience. Haley provides a comprehensive flex benefit plan along with company paid pension. We thank all applicants, but only those invited to an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please Please forward resume to: Magellan Aerospace, Haley, Human Resources 634 Magnesium Road Haley, Ontario Canada K0J 1Y0 Fax: (613-432-0743) Email: jobs.haley@magellan.aero

FARM MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT CONSIGNMENT AUCTION KINGS CREEK FARMS Friday, March 25th 9 a.m. 8472 Franktown Rd, Ashton Corner of Franktown Rd. and Dwyer Hill Rd.

Selling tractors, backhoes, trucks, haying equipment, tillage equipment, harvesting equipment, feeding equipment, tools and other farm related items. Now accepting consignments. Trucking Available. For more information or to consign contact: Dave Ostrom 613-229-6595 or 613-838-3411 For pictures and list see: joyntauction.ca

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“Call or email to Book Your Auction Today” Saturday March 19, 2016 - ON SITE CHATTEL AUCTION Preview starts 9 am - Auction Starts at 10 am for The Stepping Stone Bed & Breakfast - Property is sold! 328 Centreville Road - Rideau Lakes Township, K0G 1X0 Unreserved Auction - No Buyers Premium! CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY - NO DEBIT From Smiths Falls take Hwy 15 towards Kingston., Turn right at Crosby, follow through Newboro towards Westport., Turn left on the Perth road. Approx 2 km turn right on Centreville Road.----Large Selection of Quality Original Antique Furniture (Canadian & Chinese), Decor, Dishes, Household, Round Banquet Tables, Linens, Pots & Pans, Restaurant Dishes & effects, Tools, Lawn & Garden, Keirstead prints, Patio Sets & More! Majority of this Auction will be sold indoors in the Pavillion with outdoor sales as well. Please dress according to the weather, Canteen & Washroom on site - please bring a friend & a lawnchair. Wednesday April 6 2016 - ON SITE OUTDOOR CHATTEL AUCTION 573 South Lavant Road, Hopetown - Towtruck, Vehicles, Tools, Leather Dual Reclining Living room Set, Solid Oak Amish Dining Room Set, 60” TV needs new tube, $60,000 retail + in new automotive parts & much more! See Website for pictures & updates! Lanark County Liquidators - 182 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls OPEN - Thursdays 12 pm-5 PM - Fridays 12 PM - 8PM - Saturdays 12 PM - 5 PM - Sunday’s 12 PM - 5 PM. Brand New Purses, Scarves, Collectible Tin Signs (Elvis, Marilyn, The Beatles, Coca Cola, Ford, Chevrolet, Route 66, Harley Davidson, Beer & Liquor & More), New LED Signs, New 3D & 4D Prints, New Pillows & Decor, Books, DVD’s, Antique & Contemporary Furniture, Tools, Neat odd items & more! WE BUY AND SELL TOYS, COLLECTIBLES, ESTATES, STORE DISPERSAL’S - CASH PAID - WE WANT TO BUY YOUR STOCK! Check out our New Mattress & Used Appliances Sales Building open the same hours just around the corner! Dan Peters Sales Center - 3768 Hwy 43 West - Smiths Falls OPEN - Thursdays 12 pm-5 PM - Fridays 12 PM - 8PM - Saturdays 12 PM - 5 PM - Sundays 12 PM - 5 PM. We also meet 7 Days a week between the hours of 10 am - 10 pm by Private Appointment. 613-285-4224 Dan. Brand New Ontario Made Life Care Mattress Sets sold with 10 & 20 year manufacturers warranty. Quality Used fridges, stoves, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers all sold with FREE 30 day warranty. Extended Warranty now available. Delivery can be arranged if needed.

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DAN PETERS AUCTION Home Office (613) 284-8281 New Mattress Sales (613) 284-1234 email: info@danpetersauction.com Website: www.danpetersauction.com

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TO SETTLE THE ESTATE OF MR. JAMES LEWARS SUN, MARCH 20, 2016 @ 10 AM SHARP! PREVIEW @ 9 AM TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY. RD. 21 SPENCERVILLE This sale features a Craftsman snow blower, White lawn tractor both meticulously maintained, Stihl chainsaw, shop tools, vintage Johnson 5 ½ hp outboard motor, antique & modern furniture, newer appliances, china, flatware & collectibles. Auctioneer’s Note: This sale has a good variety of good clean merchandise, something for everybody! See you there! For a more detailed list w/ photos go to www.lmauctions.ca Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard Photo I.D. as is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter.

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Local restoration firm looking for experienced Carpenters and Labourers. Experience in the fire & flood industry would be an asset. Send resume to 66 Victoria Avenue, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 2P4 fax: 613-283-9886 or email: phoenix@phoenixdisaster. ca. No phone calls please.

Proprietorship 28 year established Tree and Property Service Company Inc. in the Ottawa Carleton region for sale. High level of personalized service achieved with clientele. All equipment provided in top quality and working order plus client base records. Only sincere individuals need to inquire. Why reinvent the wheel, it’s e s t a b l i s h e d . rcharperstreeservice.com rcharperstreeandproperty @gmail.com (613)238-4056.

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Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School. HandsOn tasks. Start Weekly. GPS Training. Funding & housing available. Job Aid. Already a HEO? Get certification proof! Call 1-866-399-3853 or iheschool.com.

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DEATH NOTICE

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Norwood Marion T.

Peacefully at Perth Community Care Centre on Tuesday March 15, 2016. Marion T. Norwood of Westport in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred Norwood. Dear mother of Mary Jane Willson and John (Ann) and predeceased by infant son Donnie. Fondly remembered by grandchildren Betsy (Geoff); Hugh (Christina); Patrick (Krista); Jonathan and 6 great grandchildren. Sadly missed by the Adrain, Norwood and Traynor families. Friends will be received at the Lyons Funeral Home of Westport on Friday, March 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 19, 11:00 AM at St. Edwards Church, Westport. Interment: St. Edwards Cemetery. Special thanks goes to the staff of Perth Community Care Centre for their kindness and dedicated care given to our mother. Online condolences available at www.lyonsfuneralhome.ca

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