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The former president and CEO of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, Todd Stepaniuk, is still on the hospital payroll. New information released late last month as part of the Sunshine List which reveals the salaries of employees paid through provincial taxpayer money who earn more than $100,000 a year, show that Stepaniuk earned $106,299.90 in 2014. “That’s the balance of the contract we had with Todd,” explained Richard Schooley, chair of the hospital’s board of directors, during a telephone interview on Monday, April 6. “He was still on the payroll into 2014,” but this will be the last year Stepaniuk will make an appearance. “That is the balance of his contractual agreement with the hospital.” See SUNSHINE LIST page P2

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Above, from left, teacher Jeff Peters is joined by students Alex Echlin, Skylar Choffe, and Shamus McGuire, in the school foyer, before the items get shipped to the food bank.

Perth sportsman show April 18, 19 As spring is nearing, outdoors enthusiasts are getting ready for all the great outdoors has in store for them. On April 18 and 19 the 15th annual Perth Gun, Hunting & Sportsman Show will be held at the Perth & District Community Centre. Saturday, April 18, the show will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is $6 and children under the age of

14 are free if accompanied by an adult. With over 220 tables of modern and antique firearms, hunting clothing and accessories, archery supplies, ammunition gun parts, knives, military items, fishing tackle and equipment, camping, and outdoor gear, families are sure to have a great time. The items range from new, to used, to collectable antiques. For more information please call Jeff at 905623-1778 or at

The Flood of Food began not with a trickle but a torrent at St. John Catholic High School in Perth last Thursday, April 2. There was a friendly rivalry set up to spur more donations between the school’s male and female students, with the girls winning out 698 items to 570 for the boys, for a grand total of 1,268 final food items, about 500 more items than last year. Not only do the females win bragging rights, they also win a free dress down day. The school was the first of 10 Perth area schools participating. The Flood of Food is a Rotary Club project started last year by Jeff Dean. He enlisted the help of Hugh Colton of Build a Mountain of Food fame, along with representatives from each school in the Perth area. Food was delivered to the Perth and Lanark food banks. This year, there is 100 per cent participation from the Perth schools as they look to bust last year’s totals. The six-week program will culminate the first weekend in May. This week, the Flood of Food will continue to Sacred Heart in Lanark Village on April 10 at 1 p.m. and then hit Drummond Central School at 3 p.m. Last year, at Sacred Heart, the students collected 325 pounds of food and $331.51 in cash donations. At Drummond Central, 375 pounds of food were collected. With files from Laurie Weir.


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If you’re going to be away from your home for a long time, say, on vacation or a long weekend, turn the temperature up. Or better yet, turn the air conditioning Named for tradition and raised by the ally acclaimed Ron Hynes; Great Big says Maureen. “As long as we’re able to sea. Sea’s Alan Doyle produced a rousing maintain the passion that we have for unit off.

Newfoundland folk group in Perth April 21 pub-style song that he co-wrote with Oscar winner, Russell Crowe; there’s a song by the iconic, Bob Dylan, a couple of traditional tunes including a set of tunes produced by Billy Sutton, featuring Karen on whistle, and six new tunes from the pen of Maureen and longtime collaborator, Mark Murphy. “Music has always been such a big part of our lives,”

playing live, we’ll continue to produce the kind of music that people expect from us at our shows. We feel like this CD is as close as we’ve come to capturing the live performance experience and we couldn’t be happier about that.” Tickets are available at Shadowfax in Perth or those interested can call 613267-6817 to reserve tickets.


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Their stories and songs are now pieces of me...’ The lyrics by Maureen Ennis from the song John William, speak of the lineage into which she and her sister, Karen, were born. Along with their sister, Teresa, the girls learned to sing around the time most people learn how to walk. And while that may not be a unique thing for many people from Newfoundland and Labrador, the level of success they have attained since then, certainly is. With a Juno award, a SOCAN award, multiple ECMA and Music NL awards and nominations, Maureen and Karen have performed in Australia, The Middle East, Europe, America and Canada, accumulating three gold records along the way and sharing the stage with such widely respected artists as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mary Black, Jann Arden and the Chieftains. Having released six CD’s as the Ennis Sisters, ENNIS are poised to release their follow-up to the award-winning album, Lessons Learned and will be at Perth’s Full Circle Theatre on Tuesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. “I am so proud of all the music we’ve made, both as the Ennis Sisters and now as Ennis,” says Maureen. “We feel like everything we’ve done in our career has led to this album. We had the privilege of over-seeing every aspect of this CD; from deciding what songs were going on there, to the production and recording, to the final sound and design.” “It has been a tremendous amount of work, but more gratifying then anything,” explains Karen. “We were surrounded by some of the most talented people we know who raised the bar for us everyday. We felt completely free to see this project through in a way that makes us really satisfied with the final product.” Produced by Maureen, The Fortunate Ones is an 11 song set featuring an original ballad from the internation-

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the Environmental issues facing our town, our country and our world. A panel discussion will be the focus of the evening with many very knowledgeable local speakers. It promises to be a very informative and dynamic evening and you will leave knowing what you can do to support environmental initiatives right here in Lanark County. As each of us does our part to be supportive of the environmental movement, we can always learn more about actions we can take. Monday, April 20


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A prolific writer and incredible musician Ian Thomas will be at the Gallipeau Centre Theatre on Saturday, April 18. “We’re very excited to bring one of Canada most iconic performers to town,” says Heddy Sorour-Roberts, theatre manager. “As it happens due to a clerical error tickets have been reduced to $25.50 from $35.50, which is a really good deal.” In recent years Thomas has been touring with Marc Jordan, Cindy Church and Murray MacLauchlan under the band name Lunch at Allan’s, but not this time. This is going to be the Ian Thomas show, which is not to say that he’ll be playing alone. “I will have a band with me, I’d be bored with myself!” says Thomas. Not just any band either, Thomas will be sharing the stage with Paul Intson, Genie and Gemini award-winning musician/composer on bass, Jorn Andersen, best known for his drumming on Black Velvet with Alannah Myles and later with Fludd. Mark Lalama, music director and pianist for Canadian Idol, will man the keyboards and maybe an accordion. Known as one of the best keyboard musicians in the business, Lalama has also worked with Jon Bon Jovi and Mariah Carey, among many others. Thomas promises the Gallipeau Centre Theatre concert will be a journey through his many years of writing, a visit to all those flags stuck in the road behind him marking those memorable moments along the road. “I’ll be doing a cross-section of 45 years of song writing, so it’s going to be fun,” says Thomas. The songs Thomas has writ-

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United Counties adopts joint services committee budget for 2015 league when it was founded in 1966 as the Rideau-St. Lawrence Junior B Hockey League. Council strongly supports its Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League teams in its member and partner municipalities. They include the Athens Aeros, the Brockville Tikis, the Gananoque Islanders, Prescott Flyers and the Westport Rideaus.

Road 1, the zone begins at Upcoming meetings Committee of the whole, County Road 8 for 250 mefollowed by a special meettres northward. The zone on County Road ing to adopt the budget, on 28 runs 450 metres west of Tuesday, April 7, joint ser7th Concession Road to 200 vices committee on Wednesmetres east of that conces- day, April 8, Counties council on Thursday, April 23. sion. The zones are in effect 24 All meetings begin at 9 a.m. hours per day, seven days a in the United Counties of week, effective March 19. Leeds and Grenville council Penalties under Section 214 chambers at 25 Central AvCommunity Safety Zones to be of the Highway Traffic Act enue, Brockville. established Submitted by the United will apply. Fines for speedA bylaw to establish Commu- ing are doubled in Commu- Counties of Leeds and Grennity Safety Zones in three area nity Safety Zones. ville. communities with schools has been passed by Counties council. Safety zones are now in place in the village of Lyn on Main Street in the vicinity of Lyn PubHEARING AID SPECIALIST lic School (County Road 27); in Registered with Ministry of Health Toledo on County Road 1 at St. ÕiÊ À ÃÃÊUÊ °6° °Ê/>«ÃÊ >À`Ã Joseph Catholic School; and at ,i«> ÀÃÊEÊ/iÃÌ }ÊUÊ iÊ-iÀÛ ViÊ Û> >L i the Heritage Community Christian School on County Road 28 31 William St. East, Smiths Falls 613-283-7421 in Addison. 12 Elliot St., Perth 613-267-1660 The safety zones were ed by the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, where all of the schools are located. On County Road 27, the zone runs from St. George Street eastward 350 metres. On County

Catholic school board welcomes students to class The following are highlights from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) meeting held March 24 at the board office in Kemptville. Research conducted by The Learning Partnership has shown that one in four children are not ready for his/her first day in the kindergarten classroom. Research also shows that a good education begins in the early years with an exceptional kindergarten experience. The Welcome to Kindergarten program has been designed to help prepare preschoolers for a positive start to their education journey in CDSBEO schools. Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Tom Jordan, presented an overview of Welcome to Kindergarten, and how the program benefits young learners. “The Learning Partnership is a non-profit organization which began in Toronto, in 1993,” noted Jordan. “Today, the organization operates in all provinces and territories in Canada, and each year more than 400,000 students participate in their programs.” Since 2004, more than 450,000 children and families have taken part in Welcome to Kindergarten orientations. The program has proven to help facilitate children’s successful transition to their school, build parent comfort and trust with school teams, build capacity for adults to engage children in early learning activities, and

increase support from community partner agencies. The program endorses parents as their child’s first and best teacher, and stresses the importance for parents to play and discover with their child. CDSBEO Early Learning teams and community partners work closely with The Learning Partnership to plan and deliver this program. Welcome to Kindergarten events are held in CDSBEO schools in May and June of each year. Parents and caregivers are provided with a resource bag which contains activities and items to help parents develop the foundations for learning in their child. Engaging in regular activities and play helps children develop various skills, including listening and speaking skills, sharing and turn-taking, following direction, alphabet and number awareness, and self-reliance, among others. “At the event, families participate in four or five learning centres,” noted Jordan. “Each centre has a leader who will provide a brief overview of the activity and explain the rationale.” Centres include books, play dough, magnetic numbers and letters, cut and paste activities, as well as nutritional information. Parents and children complete the activity together, and resource kits are distributed to students and their families and the end of the event. Evaluation forms are filled out by school teams, community partners, parent

and caregivers, and the information son, through print, telephone, webis used to improve the resources sites, and other means. and implementation of future Wel• Employment Accessibility come to Kindergarten events. Standards addresses employment practices relating to employeeAccessibility for Ontarians with employer relationships, including Disabilities Act recruitment, hiring, and retention Under the Accessibility for policies and practices. Ontarians with Disabilities Act • Accessible Transportation (AODA), the board has been re- Standards, which has been identiquired, since 2010, to take steps fied as crucial for students with disto remove, and prevent barriers for abilities. These standards address people with disabilities. Deadlines aspects of accessible school bus for compliance with the legislation transportation. range from January 1, 2010 into • Accessible Built Environment 2021. Standards addresses access to and Mark Musca, Superintendent within our buildings and outdoor of School Effectiveness, presented spaces. These standards are haran overview of the requirements monized with the Ontario Buildunder AODA, as well as the steps ing Code, and address issues such for implementation on behalf of the as counter height, aisle and door board. width, and parking. “The AODA is made up of five The standards have resulted in parts, or standards, each of which changes to various board commucovers an aspect of daily living,” nications practices, procedures, explained Musca. “Each of these and facilities upgrades. In addition, have varying compliance dead- some of the general requirement lines, with complete implementa- for the legislation include training tion by 2021.” for staff, accessibility plans, and a The five standards include: feedback process. The accessibil• Accessibility Standards for ity plan describes the process by Customer Service addresses policy, which the CDSBEO will identify, practices, and procedures and stip- remove and prevent barriers, reulates employee training needed to views recent initiatives to remove provide better customer service to and prevent barriers, and describes the measures the board will take in people with disabilities. • Accessible Information and the future to identify, remove and Communications Standards ad- prevent barriers. Submitted by the Catholic Disdresses the removal of barriers in access to information and includes trict School Board of Eastern Oninformation being provided in per- tario.

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olution calling upon the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Central Canada Hockey League, and Hockey Eastern Ontario to maintain the present number of teams in the league who wish to remain members. A copy of this resolution is being circulated to all Leeds Grenville member and partner municipalities, as well as MP Gord Brown, MPP Steve Clark, Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League Rideau-St. Lawrence president Ron McRostie, Central Canada Hockey League chairman Steve Barban, Central Canada Hockey League commissioner Kevin Abrams and Hockey Eastern Ontario president Mike Depratto. The resolution is in response to plans to restruct Junior B hockey in the region with the possible outcome of at least six of the current 22 teams being eliminated, to allow for the formation of a new Tier II affiliate league for the Tier I Central Canadian Hockey League centred in the Ottawa area. The Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League has its roots in Leeds and Grenville. This area was the original home of the

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and 11 delegations. Two additional written submissions were also received. The public consultation was held prior to the regular Counties council meeting, in accordance with the Planning Act. The municipal planning process for the OP began a year ago on March 20, 2014. Background reports, public open houses, and draft plans have followed. An OP identifies land use planning goals, and establishes objectives and policies to manage and direct growth and development while minimizing the impact to the social, economic, and natural environment of municipalities. In the next few weeks there will be continued efforts to resolve issues and concerns raised by local municipalities, stakeholders, and the public. On April 7, the Counties committee of the whole will consider the issues and resolutions. Counties council is expected to adopt the first-ever Leeds Grenville ofFull house for Official Plan ficial plan sometime in April. public meeting The statutory public meeting Support given to Junior B for the Leeds Grenville Official hockey Plan (OP) attracted a full house Counties Council passed a res-

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The following are highlights of the regular United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council meeting held on Thursday, March 19. The Leeds and Grenville Joint Services Committee (JSC) adopted its 2015 budget at a special meeting held on Wednesday, March 18. The total net budget amounts to $14,944,630. The budget covers the services of JSC administration ($141,630), POA (net revenue $873,419), paramedic services ($5,790,024), Ontario Works ($3,774,475), children’s services ($786,224), and community housing ($5,325,696). The budget represents a 4.21 per cent increase and the costs are shared by the City of Brockville, the Town of Gananoque, the Town of Prescott, and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. The Counties is responsible for 68 per cent or $10,145,377 of the total budget.

Swing into spring in Perth May 2 for Classic Theatre Festival fundraiser Thousand Islands Playhouse, and St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, as well as a voucher for a night at the splendid Perth Manor Boutique Hotel, among other items. “Swing dancing is part of the celebration of nostalgia that is at the heart of the Classic Theatre Festival,” explains artistic producer Laurel Smith. “Research shows that nostalgia, which was once considered an idle pastime, is in fact an important tool in improving quality of life, and in battling depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.” Indeed, nostalgia as a concept has become a field of academic inquiry for the past decade, and, as The Guardian recently reported, nostalgia’s measureable effects are shown “both to be a driver of empathy and social connectedness, and a potent internal antidote for loneliness and alienation… that has led to the beginnings of nostalgia-based therapies” for things like clinical depression. “Thus, enjoying golden oldies on the radio or taking in a classic movie or play are not so much escaping from reality as they are acting out a natural, loving and essential means of

self-care,” says Smith. “It’s a phenomenon that we have certainly noticed of late, as audiences enjoy not just the shows they attend, but also the preshow talks that situate the plays in the historical, social time period in which they were first written and produced.” “A lot of our audiences were alive when the shows we do were written and staged during the golden age of Broadway and the London stage,” she adds. “This year’s plays, both of which come out of the 1960s, will certainly have that wonderful nostalgic feel for a time when, even though the world was topsy-turvy, there was a sense of hope about the future. People like that feeling of hope, it’s one they leave the theatre with after being absorbed in a story that brings back memories of those years.” The festival’s 2015 summer season will feature Neil Simon’s comedy Barefoot in the Park (1963), and the Frederick Knott thriller Wait Until Dark (1966), plays which both defined in many ways the experience of growing up for baby boomers. Whether it’s the generation gap conflict that produces much of the humour in Simon’s work or

the contrast between the criminal underworld and the alternative artistic lifestyle in a blind woman’s Greenwich Village apartment in the Knott thriller, both will recall filmed versions that starred the likes of Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, and Audrey Hepburn. Additional nostalgic moments – both for a time lived through as well as one many would have liked to visit if they had a time machine – will be

provided by the Classic Theatre Festival next summer through brand-new stories as part of the Perth through the Ages theatrical walking tour and, in a look at hauntings past, The Lonely Ghosts Walk. Tickets to the May 2 “Swing Into Spring” Big Band Extravaganza are available by calling Tickets Please at 613-4856434. Anyone who purchases by April 15 will be entered into a draw to win a season pass for

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The verdict has long been in on the health benefits of a music-filled life. Whether it’s used for therapeutic purposes in retirement homes, to calm agitated teenagers on subway platforms, or to dance the night away, few would dispute the tonic of a Beatles record or a Puccini aria. This phenomenon perhaps explains the enduring legacy of Big Band music, those tunes emerging from the swing era as well as the musical form’s interpretation of more contemporary sounds. In any event, fans of live music, whether for dancing or pure audio enjoyment, have an opportunity to take in one of the province’s top bands, Standing Room Only, when they play the Perth Civitan for the annual “Swing into Spring” Classic Theatre Festival fundraiser on Saturday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. Free dance lessons will be provided by the Kingston-based JoLyn Dance, who will focus on social foxtrots with dancers in swing-era period costume. The popular swing dance, which takes place the first Saturday of May, will also feature a cash bar and silent auction with theatre tickets from the Stratford and Shaw Festivals,

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Buy a purse and benefit a child at Purse Event this Sunday Don’t miss the best ladies day out of the year in sensational Smiths Falls at the Purse Event Sunday, April 12! Held at the Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute, this fifth annual event is put on by Tammy’s Nails and features hundreds of new and previously loved purses available for purchase. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and snacks are available for purchase. Cash only. The excitement is always palpable in the large auditorium as customers enter and begin to seek out their newest purses for the year. Last year, there were more than 1,100 new and previously loved purses available for purchase. There are purses from under

$5 all the way up to what the highest bidder bids on the live auction. Expect to find many brand names including Coach, Frank Lyman, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Lacroix, Stella and Max, Guess, Thirty-One and many more purses at this fun event. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (BBBSLC) and the Smiths Falls Public Library are once again the recipients of Tammy’s Nails’ fifth annual Purse Event. Last year this event raised $10,000 to be divided between the two charities. Tammy Edwards, Betty Fowlie and numerous volunteers work tirelessly to organize this event. When asked why she leads this event and donates

the money to these two groups, Edwards says, “It’s all about the children. I love to see children nurtured and their energy used to improve our community.” Edwards believes that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County and the Smiths Falls Public Library can empower children to become what they want to be. The money that the Purse Event raised last year helped to enable Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County to mentor 515 local children in 2014. The money also allowed the Smiths Falls Public Library to provide summer literacy programs to local youth. For more information about Tammy’s Nails or the Purse Event, contact

Tips for preparing for the spring melt and runoff Springtime floods can occur in Ontario each year. Usually weather forecasts can predict rain or quick thaw events. Take this opportunity to protect yourself and your property from potential flooding. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit provides the following advice to help you prepare for possible spring flooding. Before the flood: • Monitor weather and take warnings seriously. • Ensure that your sump pump is in good working order and that your drainage hose is clear of ice and debris. • Have an emergency kit stocked and ready to go. Be sure to include important documents, cash and medications. • Move items likely to be affected by a flood to higher areas where possible. • Ensure chemicals, cleaners, gas cans etc. are stored in such a manner as not to contaminate flood water. • Ensure eavestroughs divert water away from your home and landscaping diverts water away from the home not into it.

• Ensure drainage ditches, etc. around your home are clear and can function during periods of heavy rain. • Label the shut off valves and the direction to turn off the gas, water, power etc. If you must leave your home due to rising flood waters, turn off the power, gas etc. • Have your vehicle filled up and ready to go. • Ensure you have a supply of fuel for generators and pumps. Store fuel in a manner to prevent spills that may contaminate flood water or private wells. Flood water can conceal many hazardous situations. Submerged items with sharp edges may not be seen and can cause injury. Fast moving spring flood waters pose a risk of hypothermia and drowning (even for skilled swimmers) due to the cold temperatures, unexpected currents and submerged hazards. The following tips will help protect your family during flooding events: • Keep your family safe by keeping family members and pets away from fast flowing drainage ditches, melting lakes and creeks and away from flooded areas. • Flood water entering homes and

basements may come into contact with electrical outlets, panel boxes, and various appliances that may have an electrical component to them. Water conducts electricity so do not enter areas where electrical systems have been affected as you may be electrocuted. • Always wait for clearance from the electrical authority before entering these areas. Building materials, clothing, furniture etc. that have been exposed to flood waters are likely contaminated and can support the growth of mold. • While some items can be salvaged, cleaned and disinfected, others may need to be discarded. Where possible seek professional advice during clean up. If you attempt to salvage and clean on your own, make sure you wear protective clothing, a mask and gloves. • Well water and septic systems can be impacted by flood water contact the health unit for advice on these issues. For more information on flooding please visit the health unit website at or call the Health ACTION Line at 1-800-660-5853. Submitted by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

Business breakfast Pakenham Horticultural April 16 in Almonte Society all about bonsai The Mississippi Mills Community Economic Development Committee is hosting a quarterly business breakfast on April 16 at the Almonte Civitan Club. The breakfast, which will focus on small business, including home-based enterprises, is open to past, present and future business people and kicks off with coffee at 7 a.m. and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. It will provide an opportunity to network, ask ques-

tions and hear updates. At this breakfast meeting, Cindy James of the Small Business Advisory Centre will be the guest speaker who will talk about new appointments available in Almonte. Come out and learn tips for growing your business. The cost is $10 per person to be collected at the door. To register for the business breakfast event, email Tiffany MacLaren at tmaclaren@ or call 613-256-1077.

The Pakenham Horticultural Society meets again on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church Hall. The topic of April’s meeting is All About Bonsai where landscape designer and bonsai practitioner Cornelius Berg will talk about bonsai fundamentals and design, as well as developing bonsai for our climate zone. Visitors are always wel-

come to attend meetings and an annual membership costs just $15. The benefits of joining the horticultural society include: interesting guest speakers on various gardening topics, members share love of gardening regardless of age or experience, plant sale and garden tours, maintaining community plantings and a junior club for kids keen on gardening.

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s Canadians were finding out recently that all Future Shop stores in this country had closed and that some would reopen as Best Buy outlets, a lone security guard and a U-Haul were outside the now-shuttered space in the Brockville Power Centre area north of the 401. Although it might not have been a total surprise that the two brands consolidated after one of the companies was purchased by the other, the timing of the change was sudden. We empathize with the dozens of full- and part-time workers at the former Future Shop as well as the former Target store in Smiths Falls who, through no fault of their own, are out of work because of corporate decision-making and the evolving retail sector. There are situations in which the business might have been able to survive with additional support from consumers. It would appear that this was not the case with these two chains. Increased sales in markets such as Smiths Falls and Brockville would have had no bearing

on the outcome. However, the demise of these two local stores could still serve a purpose from the broader perspective. There are many local retailers, eateries and other businesses that are having a difficult time staying afloat for one reason or another. When stores and restaurants offer good products and customer service, there’s never been a better time for people on the receiving end to share their positive experience with others. The bottom line is that we as a community need to do our share to support the businesses that we want to retain for many years to come. We’re not suggesting that consumers have to accept lousy service or inflated prices just because a business is local; they can, however, make sure that family, friends and co-workers know about a local business that is worthy of their consideration. The ever-changing retail landscape is a reminder that nothing can be taken for granted; that message applies to business owners, workers and customers.

Father’s deep love for the farm was obvious to Mary The snow was gone from our long lane, and it had settled into deep ruts of mud which wouldn’t completely dry up into the early summer. Thick bush on either side of the lane stopped the sun, and it was one of the last places on the farm to around the farm. give up the snows of winter. Father would be pleased that Walking home from the the Northcote School that time of Record News Record News barnyard had cleared of year, we had to walk down the snow, and the cows could graze centre of the lane to miss the on dry land. He would never Canadian tolerate any of the farm animals Record News mud in theGazette deep ruts.Canadian Gazette That day I could smell a wallowing around in mud, and often I saw him move them difference in the Kemtpville air. Mud KemtpvilleGazette Advance Advance Canadian had a special smell to me... from one place to another just one I wasn’t particularly fond to keep them on drier land. Perth Record News St. Lawrence News Perth Courier Kemtpville Advance As I came out of News the clearSt. Lawrence of. But ICourier knew it was also the smell of spring, one of my fa- ing of the bush along the lane, I could of snow still vourite times of theCanadian year. And Gazette Record News St. Lawrence Lawrence NewsseeSt.patches Record News Perth Courier Lawrence News St. News and there on the twentyso, that day on the way home here acre field that separated our from school, I knew there Canadian Gazette Kemtpville Advance Canadian Gazette Record farm from the Thoms’. It would would be News other changes too St. Lawrence News THE SMITHS FALLS













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have to be completely dry before the planting. I neared the swing gate and then I saw Father. He was leaning on the fence that circled the barnyard...most unusual for Father at that time of day. He was wearing what we called his “between winter and summer” hat. It was more of a cap, with lugs that he didn’t bother to tuck up, but just let them dangle around his ears like flapping wings. Father waved at me and I waved back and when I got within a few yards from him he told me to leave my school bag near the gate, he had something to show me in the barn. Goose eggs, maybe? Or a new litter of kittens that appeared as regular as clockwork. But no, Father wouldn’t be excited enough about either to meet me

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at the gate. He took me by the hand, as if I didn’t know where the barn was. I felt the warmth and the roughness of a hand that had

only known hard work and long and into the darkest crevices of hours, but I felt a comfort too. the barn at the very south end, He took me to the farthest never letting go of my hand. end of the barn, past the stalls See MARY page 9 of where the cows were kept,

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justice and a social welfare system. They have isolated electricity from the free market laws of supply and demand, and instead subjected it to the political whims and aspirations in order to create a false perception in the voters’ minds that the Liberals are protecting the environment. The Auditor General has tallied these failed Liberal electricity policies and has determined that Ontario electricity consumers have overpaid by $50 billion in excess of the value of electricity if priced in the free market. This is the equivalent of an extra $10,000 for each household, and with new green energy developments still coming on line, will only get worse. The present electricity problems are both administrative and political: • First, there are the errors of overbilling and estimated bills due to an untested and unreliable smart meter

I could smell the fresh hay that had been mounded in the corner, thrown down from the hayloft above. Father said nothing, just leaned over the low stall boards, and let me adjust my eyes to the darkness, and then I saw what Father had taken me into the barn for. “Would you look at that,” he said so softly I could barely make out what he was saying, and I could hear a wonder in his voice. And there in the corner of that small stall was one of our ewes, and beside her two newly born lambs, their wool still damp from their birth. One was wobbling on legs that looked like little white sticks, and the other curled up beside its mother...two tiny bundles of white fluff. We leaned into the stall for the longest time, saying nothing. The mother sheep eyeing us, and the two little lambs, fresh from birth, trying to find their place in this new world they had been born into. I realized Father was still holding my hand. We came out of the barn, and Father said, “better go to the house...Mother will be looking for you.” I walked ever so slowly to the back door, thinking about what I had just seen, and even though I was very young, I knew again why my father so loved his farm. Why every inch, first settled three generations before him, would always be his haven. I remember, as if it were yesterday, looking up to the sky that day and thanking whoever, or whatever was up there looking down at us, and saying my childish thanks for all that was around me. The Depression, indeed, was in some other country. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www. and type MaryRCook for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@sympatico. ca. network (MDMR) operated by the IESO; • Inflated regulatory and delivery charges to pay for and hide the gross mismanagement and exorbitant wages paid by OPG and Hydro; • The Green Energy Act which compels Hydro One to purchase renewable energy at inflated over market rates (FIT Contracts), losses which are then passed onto customers through the global adjustment charge; and • An electricity utility that is monopolistic and not subject to demands for customer service or satisfaction,







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nor the law of supply and demand. After careful consideration, I believe the following suggestions ought to be apparent and evident to this Liberal government: • They need to audit the MDMR network, and either scrap or alter the present network; • They need to trim both the wages and the number of employees at OPG and Hydro One; • They must cancel the Green Energy Act, stop all new FIT contracts, and impose a significant tax on the excess profits of the FIT developers, using the proceeds to reimburse On-



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the murders occurred, have changed dramatically in a century and a quarter some of the key landmarks from that period remain. Christ Church, Spitalfields is an Anglican (Church of England) structure dating from the early 16th Century. Its white exterior and tall spire would have been even more prominent in the late 1800s. At that time prostitutes, including some of the Ripper’s victims, plied their trade in the shadow of the church.

to work as prostitutes which, at the time, was a common way for poor women in the rundown east end of London to earn some much needed money. The murders occurred in a relatively short timeframe, between Aug. 31 and Nov. 9, 1888. The police actually investigated 11 brutal murders of women in Whitechapel which occurred from April 3, 1888 to Feb. 13, 1891. Differences in the killers’ methods meant only five of those slayings are officially attributed to the person who was eventually dubbed Jack the Ripper. The nickname was applied due to the savagery of the stabbings and mutilations. There are scores of walking tours available in London including most of the major landmarks and districts in the sprawling city. But there’s no doubt the Jack the Ripper walks – and there are several available – are among the most popular and heavily patronized. I told our Saskatchewan acquaintances that if I was going to recommend one particular London foot tour it would be the Jack the Ripper walk offered nightly 363 days a year (it’s not available on Christmas Day or Boxing Day) as part of the ‘London Walks.’ It is among a lengthy list of what are generally considered to be London’s best guided walking tours. Kathy and I went on a week night and were fortunate enough to be guided by a gentleman named Donald Rumbelow. He is internationally recognized as the leading authority on Jack the Ripper. Rumbelow authored the book ‘The Complete Jack the Ripper’ which is considered to be the most definitive volume ever produced on the case. The book was first published in 1975 but has been updated and reprinted several times, most recently in 2013. Rumbelow’s tour starts outside the entrance of Tower Hill Tube station and concludes opposite the Ten Bells Public House.

Related locales At the corner of Commercial and Fournier Streets, Spitalfields is the Ten Bells Pub where two of the killer’s victims, Annie Chapman and Mary Kelly, were said to be regular customers. Two streets which figure prominently in the case are Brick Lane, which still exists and in particular Buck’s Row which is now called Durward Street. The street is directly behind Whitechapel Underground (subway) Station. Buck’s Row is where the body of Mary Ann “Polly” Nichols, who is believed to be Jack the Ripper’s first victim, was discovered early on the morning of August 31, 1888. As you will learn if you take a walking tour of the area, the low brick wall which ran along the street at that location, next to where Polly Nichols’ body was discovered, is still there. So too is the four-storey Board School, which looms just west of the brick wall. It’s the only major building from that time which still stands on what is now Durward Street. Also operating in the same area are Petticoat Lane Market and what is now called Old Spitalfields Market. Both were major centres of local commerce at the time of the Ripper murders. The other victims, whose murders are attributed to the same killer, were Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes. They are believed to be the third and fourth victims of Jack the Ripper. Their gruesome Pre-tour warning deaths occurred just one hour The walk takes two hours apart on Sept. 30, 1888. and Rumbelow’s version, at All five victims were known least, is filled with interesting

information. We learned that residents of the area today are not particularly enamored of all the visitors tramping through their neighbourhoods every night of the week. Obviously having Jack the Ripper as part of the area’s past isn’t exactly a point of pride and that is totally understandable! We were advised to be “as inconspicuous as possible.” I found the entire tour intriguing as Rumbelow guided us through the narrow streets and related all kinds of information. I already knew the basic facts but his detailed accounts of the murders and the many sidebar stories he told really added to the experience. At the end of the nighttime tour we walked through Spitalfields Market, a roofed structure which was closed at that point. Rumbelow pointed to the Ten Bells pub across the street. Before leaving us he warned that patrons sometimes object to people from the Jack the Ripper tours visiting “their local.” The newshound in me means I’m not easily dissuaded. I convinced Kathy that if we remained low-key we would be fine. In we went!

It wasn’t busy and we took seats at the bar. The publican was a pleasant chap and there wasn’t a hint of a problem during the time we were there. We were intrigued to be in the exact pub where two of the Ripper’s killers were regular customers. It’s not one of the oldest in London, but it certainly has an amazing history! From 1976 to 1988 the pub’s owners tried to capitalize on its connection to the murder victims, renaming it ‘The Jack the Ripper’ and filling it with related memorabilia. The brewery that operates the small premises renamed it The Ten Bells following a public campaign, protesting that the murders of women should not be commemorated in such a fashion. The fact remains that Jack the Ripper tours are a booming industry in London. Identifying the perpetrator is probably not on the radar of those involved. For them it’s best if the slayings remain a mystery. That brings me back to the point I made at the beginning about the latest claim that “Jack” has been identified. The crime buffs involved say advanced DNA techniques have revealed that a Polish immi-

grant named Aaron Kosminski was the murderer. Kosminski was one of six people on the list of suspects generated by Victorian-era police. The researchers say DNA from a shawl belonging to one of the victims has positively identified him as the killer. I have heard Kosminski’s name mentioned several times over the years, including during a TV interview with Rumbelow, the same chap who led our London tour. Last September’s story failed to gain much traction in the media however and has evidently been added to the long list of previous investigations claiming to have solved the world-famous murder mystery. As for the Jack the Ripper Tour offered by London Walks it is well worth taking in my opinion. Based on the reviews I have read, so are all of their many walking excursions. We highly recommended the foot tours to our new Saskatchewan friends and we’re certain they will enjoy their London visit this summer! If you have a comment or question for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at:


Last September I read a story claiming the true identity of one of the world’s most infamous serial killers, Jack the Ripper, has “finally been revealed.” Ever since I was a daily newspaper crime/court reporter in the 1970s my interest in real-life crime has continued to grow. That includes historic cases such as the intriguing Jack the Ripper slayings and the terror which gripped the impoverished east end of London, England in 1888. I thought about writing a column on the latest revelations in September. But other matters and the fact someone is always claiming to have solved this particular murder mystery caused me to put it aside. As I do with all stories that interest me I filed this one away and now, following a recent conversation, I will revisit the matter. While we were in Regina last month for our grand-daughter’s first birthday, our daughter and her partner held an open house. They invited his colleagues and their Saskatchewan friends over to help mark Lily’s big day. Among the guests were a couple who, on hearing that Kathleen and I have travelled extensively in the United Kingdom and Europe, wondered if we would answer some of their questions. We were happy to oblige. They are young professionals and although they’ve done some traveling they have never been to England. Because they’re planning a family they are intent on making one last, big trip on their own this summer. London, other parts of England and France are high on their agenda. He’s a huge cricket fan so naturally he would like to visit Lord’s, the famous ground in St. John’s Wood, London which hosts so many key international matches and is generally regarded as the “Home of Cricket.” He bravely tried to explain the scoring of the game to me, something I have never quite figured out. While outlining some of the highlights of London I mentioned that the British capital is a very walkable city. Kathy explained that there are some excellent organized walks which are great for anyone who is visiting London for the first time and would like to become familiar with the city at ground level. Her comments got me thinking about the Jack the Ripper walk we took several years ago. Even though the Whitechapel and Spitalfields areas, where

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Damon and John Lithgow. Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students (with ID), are sold only at the door of the theatre at 53 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls. Rating: PG-Mature theme. Love from a Stranger Agatha Christie’s Love from a Stranger opens for a two week run at the Station Theatre on April 16. This exciting production features a tightly knit cast of local talent under the direction of Katharine Coleman. Adapted from Christie’s story by Frank Vosper, Love from a Stranger begins with two roommates –Cecily Harrington (Katharine Coleman) and

Mavis Wilson (Nikki Hayes) – having won some money on the sweepstakes. Mavis is hoping to travel with her share, and Cecily is reconsidering her life plan of marriage in favour of something more dramatic. As the play opens, Cecily’s fiance, Nigel (Jerry Logan) is about to return from a five-year stint in the Sudan, and Cecily is getting cold feet. Into the picture walks a handsome and debonair stranger who appears under the guise of wanting to rent Cecily’s apartment. Bruce Lovell, played by Richard Croteau, is suave and confident and says all the right things to Cecily, who is soon swept off her feet. Off they go to a cottage in the country,

complete with maid and gardener. Nigel is not happy. Mavis is not happy. Aunt LouLou is definitely not happy. The quintessentially English Aunt Louise, played by Joni Thornley, is a delight to behold as she bravely attempts to make Cecily reconsider her intentions. Aunt LouLou is a force to be reckoned with, and adds a brilliant bit of comic relief to the story as the mystery deepens around Bruce and Cecily. The cast is rounded out by Tim Bisaillon as Hodgson the gardener and Lise Pajot-Nelson as Ethel the maid. Dave Thornley plays Dr. Gribble, the old fashioned country doctor who soon has cause to be visiting the

Lovell cottage. This play has it all: incredible Agatha Christie mystery, romance, comedy and drama and is must see for any fan of the drawing room mysteries of the last century. By the time you get to the last scene, the audience will be sitting on the edge of their seats with anticipation of the end game and to find out who will come out as victor in this thrilling game of cat and mouse. Performances of the play take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 16, 17, 18, 24 and 25 and at 2 p.m. on April 19 and 26 (matinees). Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students (with ID), with special group rates also available. Call the Station Theatre

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Community partners in attendance at the Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Risk Review Protocol signing ceremony, held in Kemptville at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Tuesday, March 31. guidelines, and postvention plans. In addition, the protocol outlines an urgent care component, to ensure that the board can facilitate urgent care access for youth in crisis. “Through these very important partnerships, students in crisis have access to programs through direct referrals

which can be made by the board,” explained Superintendent of Education, Dr. Donaleen Hawes. “Information can be shared between the school/board and urgent care providers. This piece of the protocol also allows for wraparound support for the student when returning from an urgent care situation.”


response to reduce risk of suicide and implement risk reduction measures. The protocol enforces a proactive community approach which promotes information sharing, advice and support between agencies. The protocol outlines the components of prevention, including education and training, intervention

Specialized training programs, such as SafeTALK, has been provided to all secondary teachers and staff, and Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training (ASIST), has been provided to 143 board and school staff, including SSWs, chaplains, mental health lead teachers, and administrators. “Giving staff the tools to work with students, make them feel comfortable and asking students the right questions is a significant piece in the response,” noted Dr. Hawes. “In addition, this training allows staff to be able to accurately identify and respond to the risk, as well as help with a student’s return to school.” Board chair Brent Laton was pleased with the document, and what it means for board students. “This initiative and community partnership will have a real impact on our students, particularly those in crisis,” noted Laton. “It is certainly a welcome addition, and another essential facet of the CDSBEO’s larger mental health strategy.” To learn more about the CDSBEO’s mental health initiatives, visit


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Artist Gwen Frankton will be exhibiting her work for the entire month of April at MERA (McDonald’s CornersElphin Recreation and Arts) Schoolhouse in a show called Every Green Tree. On Sunday, April 12 from 2 to 5 p.m., her vernissage will be held and all are welcome come meet the artist. She

will also be in attendance at MERA every Tuesday and Saturday afternoon in April from 1 to 5 p.m. working on her 12 x 4 foot pen and ink mural. Come and meet this lovely artist during any of these times. Every Green Tree is a collection of tree portraits – acrylic paintings and

pen-and-ink drawings and it will be hosted at MERA from April 2 to 28. During the vernissage you can meet Frankton and talk to her about her artwork. Blogging about one of her paintings she said, “...this painting is really a portrait, a tree portrait; a portrait of a friend.� Trees are her friends. She spends a lot of time walking among and under them, as she has a deeply engrained love for the natural world. Frankton will also be treating vernissage visitors to her fabulous ginger snaps and her son’s amazing sticky buns, which alone would be worth the time to come.

On Tuesday and Saturday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Franktown be working on her pen-and-ink mural. The mural, a work in progress, portrays a scene from a trail-walk she takes near McDonald’s Corners. Frankton lives with one foot on sea and one on shore, dividing her time between Maitland, Nova Scotia and Ottawa. She has a BFA from the University of Windsor. You can follow her blog at and look for her on Twitter at @ gwenfrankton. For more information on MERA, visit


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114 Morphy St, Carleton Place $299,900 4bed, 2bath home in a great location. Solid maple kitchen, stunning hardwood floors, fantastic sunroom, fenced yard & oversized det. single garage.

106 Owen St, Lanark $189,900 2 bed, 1 bath. Stunning kitchen w granite counters. Gas fireplace, newer windows, and updated wiring, plumbing & OPEN HOUSE Sun. April. 12 11-12:30pm septic. Great deal!!

55 Pearl St, Smiths 353 Golden Line Rd, Almonte Falls $259,000 Terrific 4bed, 3 $445,900 bath in a great 3+1 bed, 3 bath neighbourhood. New on 3 acres. Bright hardwood floors, home w great bright lvgrm w French sunroom & master doors, m/f family ensuite. Small room/laundry, & horse stable and paddock. OPEN HOUSE Sun. April 12 2-4pm master with ensuite. OPEN HOUSE Sun. April 12 2-4pm


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248 Bishop’s Way, Otty Lake $464,900 Beautiful, 4 season home, 109 feet frontage on Otty Lake, many inclusions. Newer engineered hardwood flooring. 3 baths, main floor master bedroom. Can’t make the open house... then give me a call and I will set up a private showing for you.

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NOW $310,000 Bright & Spacious open concept design with big windows, laminate flooring, natural gas heat & great neighbourhood. Covered front verandah, foyer with open rail to totally finished, walkout lower level. Spacious eat-in kitchen with large u-shaped counter/cupboard space, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances & terrace door to rear deck. Master bedroom is massive providing room for your own chesterfield or desk, double closets with organizers & terrace door to your own private deck. 2 Other bedrooms are a good size & 4 piece bath has ceramic tile floor and moulded tub unit. Lower level features huge family room with big windows & terrace door to covered outside patio area plus 4th bedroom, 3 piece bath with shower & good laundry/storage. Single attached garage with interior access, could be in-law suite or rental apartment. WWW.REALTOR.CA MLS# 091991901017118


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SUN APR 12TH 2:30 – 4:00 PM Open-concept home on 2.5 acres backs onto Crown land/overlooks Jebb’s Creekdeeded access. $324,900. Host: Jennifer Glazier 613-812-8114


SAT APR 11TH 11:00 - 3:00 PM SUN APR 12TH 11:00 - 3:00 PM 4 bd, 2 bth – 1.5 storey home w/original 260 ft w/f, 4 bd, 3 bth home w/ walkout 3+1 bd, 2 bth 2 sty home on 96 acres Newly constructed 1,650 sq ft – 3 bd, flrs, nicely treed lot. Extra storage in base- basement, lrg deck, eat-in kitchen, liv & din w/Mississippi w/f, pool, lrg barn & det. 2 bth bungalow, lrg deck, dbl att gar. ment & det. gar/workshop. $219,900. Call rms, f/p, woodstove & att. dbl gar. $575,000. gar. Easy commute to Carleton Place & $499,900. Hosts: Paul Gordon 613-3902281 & Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000 Call Rebecca Wissler 613-264-9481 Sheri D’Aoust 613-812-9344 Kanata. $469,900.


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Saturday, April 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm 139 Pointview Dr., Port Elmsley $349,000 MLS: 940230 Host: Nan Bell



Sunday, April 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm 1 Bay Street N. Smiths Falls $120,000 MLS: 946059 Host: Tracy Thomson NEW LISTING



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well-maintained, 55+ community conveniently located TIR E in the heart of R Richmond. This sparkling 2BDR 2BTH “Ash” Model boasts hrds in principle rooms & large windows thruout, a fresh décor & newly installed backsplash in KIT w/convenient pantry. Living Room patio doors provide access to rear Courtyard where you can enjoy the pristine landscaping and quaint Gazebos. Expansive LL Rec Room & plenty of storage! MLS #: 943002


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110 Chambers St. $159,900 MLS: 948050 3 BDRM BRICK

18 McEwen Avenue $208,900 MLS: 902759

30 Jasper Avenue $189,900 MLS: 941336 3 BDRM

182 Kitley Line 3, Toledo $199,900 MLS: 887136

CMHC: Mortgage loan insurance d n e k e e W Open HOuse premiums will soon be higher Saturday aPrIL 11 Lyndhurst

Jackie Watkins-McIntosh 613-485-6585

Smiths Falls

Jenn O’Brien 613-227-4126

Smiths Falls Smiths Falls Rural Smiths Falls

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Perth Perth

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Carleton Place Upper 4th Conc

Kim Mays 613-812-1444 Jeffrey Weir 613-285-4467

Beckwith Twp Rural Kemptville Almonte Carleton Place

Kevin Grimes 613-283-2121 Andrea Geauvreau 613-296-3309 Anna Kowalewski 613-875-7842 Butch Webster 613-285-4959

Smiths Falls

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Carleton Place

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Smiths Falls

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Smiths Falls Smiths Falls Rural

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Maple Glen Estates

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Smiths Falls Smiths Falls

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Perth Rural

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Innisville Smiths Falls

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Almonte Carleton Place

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Smiths Falls

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11:00am-12:00pm 1 Bay St. North 11:00am-12:30pm 106 Owens St 11:00am-3:00pm 133 Sheppard Ave 12:00pm-1:00pm 201 Mary Miller Bay 12:00pm-1:30pm 201 Kilmarnock Rd 12:00pm-2:00pm Moody Estates Stonehaven Estates Almonte Mews Townhomes Country Lane Estates 248 Bishop’s Way 12:30pm-1:30pm 381 Kitley Line 3 73 Strickland Rd 12:30pm-2:00pm 255 Otty Way 1:00pm-2:00pm 134 Brockville St 21 Davidson St 1:00pm-2:30pm 1536 Christie Lake Rd 1:00pm-3:00pm Gallipeau Centre 26 R6 2:00pm-4:00pm 109 Innisville Rd 55 Pearl St 2:00pm-4:00pm 353 Golden Line Rd 196 Hawkins Dr 2:30pm-3:30pm 31 Broadview Ave E 2:30pm-4:00pm 181 Robert Run Rd 3:00pm-4:00pm 103 Miller Bay Rd

As a result of its annual review of its insurance products and capital requirements, CMHC is increasing its homeowner mortgage loan insurance premiums for homebuyers with less than a 10 per cent down payment. Effective June 1, the mortgage loan insurance premiums for homebuyers with less than a 10 per cent down payment will increase by approximately 15 per cent. For the average Canadian homebuyer who has less than a 10 per cent down payment, the higher premium will result in an increase of approximately $5 to their monthly mortgage payment. This is not expected to have a material impact on housing markets. Premiums for homebuyers with a down payment of 10 per cent or more and for CMHC’s portfolio insurance and multiunit insurance products remain unchanged. The changes do not apply to mortgages currently insured by CMHC.

“CMHC completed a detailed review of its mortgage loan insurance premiums and examined the performance of the various sub-segments of its portfolio,” said Steven Mennill, senior vice-president, insurance. “The premium increase for homebuyers with less than a 10 per cent down payment reflects CMHC’s target capital requirements which were increased in mid-2014.” CMHC is mandated to operate its mortgage loan insurance business on a commercial basis. The premiums and fees it collects and the investment income it earns cover related claims and other expenses while providing a reasonable rate of return on its capital holding target. CMHC contributes to the stability of Canada’s housing finance system, including housing markets, by providing qualified Canadians in all parts of the country with access to a range of housing finance

options in both good and bad economic times. CMHC reviews its premiums on an annual basis and will announce decisions on premiums following this review. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been Canada’s authority on housing for more than 65 years. CMHC helps Canadians meet their housing needs. As Canada’s authority on housing, we contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer objective housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations. Follow CMHC on Twitter @CMHC_CA. Source: CMHC

Things to consider while home hunting When it comes to finding just the right home, it’s important for prospective buyers to have far more than just a good feeling before putting an offer on the table. “First impressions definitely count, but there are many notso-obvious features that you should be looking for to decide if a home is right for you,” says Patricia Verge, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). Here are some things to consider when viewing each place: • Immediate surroundings – Visit the area at various times of the day to get a true sense of the home’s surroundings. A quiet street on the weekend might get

a lot busier on weekdays due to through traffic or a nearby school. • Neighbours – Residents are the window into a neighbourhood. Talk to them – they’ll be able to fill you in on things that may have an impact on your decision to buy. • The view – Research any development happening in the neighbourhood especially if you’re considering a home backing onto vacant land. • Re-modelling challenges – Discuss your re-modelling plans with the seller’s Realtor to get a sense of the renovations that might be possible or not, due to structural or other reasons. • The surprises – You may en-

counter things during a showing that you had not anticipated. Give these some thought. A detached garage for example, may seem minor at first, but you might not think so in the winter. “Try to be as candid as possible with your realtor when drawing up your home wish list,” Verge suggests. “If you’re both on the same page, you’ll be sure to find a home that meets most, if not all, of your needs and wants.” More information is available at This article is provided by local REALTORS® and the Ontario Real Estate Association for the benefit of consumers in the real estate market.

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9:30am-10:30am 456 Lyndhurst Rd 10:00am-11:00am 19 Winnifred St 11:00am-12:00pm 16 St Lawrence St 474 Rideau River Rd 10 Fifth St 11:00am-12:30pm 255 Dufferin Rd 558 Christie Lake Rd 11:00am-3:00pm 133 Sheppard Ave 11:30am-12:30pm 5 Roosevelt Ave 5 Bond St 207 Rainbow Valley Dr 1104 Cty Rd 16 12:00pm-1:30pm 82 Johnston St 2354 Bathurst 12:00pm-2:00pm Moody Estates Stonehaven Estates Almonte Mews Townhomes Country Lane Estates 12:30pm-1:30pm 107 Pointview Dr 1:00pm-2:00pm 826 Kitley Line 3 63 02 Rd 139 Pointview Dr 835 Hwy 15 18 R7A 1:00pm-2:30pm 645 Pike Lake 120 Burgess Dr 14 Alvin St 22 Antonio Way 1:00pm-3:00pm 4237 Hwy 511 Gallipeau Centre 961 Corktown Rd 2:00pm-4:00pm 114 Morphy St 2:30pm-4:30pm Merrickville Estates South Creek Cinnamon Suites Ferrara Meadows 3:00pm-4:00pm 371 Hands Rd

The average family uses 360 litres of water a day. And of that, 220 litres are hot water. With that in mind, Hydro One offers some easy ways to save that are free or low-cost: • That leaky tap, the one that you can hear while trying to get to sleep at night, is wasting 800 litres of water per month at one drop per second. Fixing the tap is as easy as replacing a rubber washer that costs less than a coffee and you don’t need fancy tools - a simple wrench and screwdriver will have this task

done quickly! • With a twist of your wrist you can reduce water consumption by 25 to 50 per cent per tap by installing a faucet aerator. Your local retailer has a selection of models including ones with washers that don’t need to be replaced. • Did you know that the relaxing hot bath uses about 75 litres of hot water – not so relaxing anymore! A five-minute shower with a low-flow shower head uses less than half of that and can save over 28,000 litres of water a year.

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It’s easy to install and available in many models – including ones that can replicate your favourite spa shower. • Did you know that about 25 per cent of hot water is used for clothes washing? Try using cold water to wash and rinse your laundry. Not only will this save enough energy for 220 showers a year but it also protects your clothes from fading and shrinking. Interested in additional ways to save energy? Visit

Visit LAWS at Festival of the Maples in Perth April 25 This Week’s Pets Come and visit the LAWS booth at the Festival of the Maples in downtown Perth (Gore Street East and Colbourne Street) on Saturday, April 25. At the booth, visitors can learn about Heartworm Month, pick up a tasty treat, enter our Sealed Bid Auction and pick up Mother’s Day Raffle tickets. The Sealed Bid Auction is for a one-week stay in a private paradise cottage, overlooking the pristine Lake Mazinaw.

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Mya Mya arrived at the shelter abandoned and quite sick from malnourishment. Well on her way to recovery, she will soon be seeking her forever home. Please visit Mya at the shelter (253 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls). Patches A queen of queens, arriving at the shelter identified to be a domestic short hair, Patches has come along way. Now a long hair Persian cross, Patches is beautiful and independent, asking for attention when it suits her and relaxing on her own when she wishes her space. Patches is best suited to an adult home.

This week’s featured pets Silver and Skimbleshanks These are two beautiful brothers not yet adopted from a litter of four. Just seven-months-old, this pair is extremely social and will make excellent additions to any family.

Taffy This young man was found wandering the streets of Smiths Falls and was brought to LAWS for shelter. He is outgoing, charismatic and truly affectionate. To learn more about Taffy visit LAWS

website at Wish list LAWS is currently in need of the following items: Pedigree canned dog food; PC canned cat and kitten food; dog and cat medical weight scale; medical exam cabinets (metal); cat scratchers for cages (available online at; liquid laundry detergent; bleach; non-clumping cat litter; office paper (legal and letter size); stamps; gift certificates (Staples, Canadian Tire, The Home Depot, TSC Stores, Home Hardware, Walmart). From all the staff and animals at LAWS, we thank the community for their generous donations and support. Thank you for your continued support of the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. Follow us if you like on Facebook at www. or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the shelter at or by calling 613-283-9308.

Pizza slices for unwanted electronics this April at Pizza Pizza locations For the twelfth consecutive year, Pizza Pizza is offering a free slice of pizza to customers who drop off eligible electronic devices at any of its participating stores throughout the month of April. Pizza Pizza invites customers to drop off used small electronic devices like smart phones, digital cameras and mp3 players in exchange for a free slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza. With the help of Greentec, the devices will be responsibly recycled with the proceeds from the process going to the benefit of Children’s Miracle Network for a second straight year. “The consequences of improperly discarding our unused devices can be devastating to

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the environment over time,” said Pat Finelli, chief marketing officer for Pizza Pizza. “Programs like Slices for Devices can help to remind people that if we work together, we can reduce our impact on the environment. We’re delighted to offer value to recyclers, our environment, and Children’s Miracle Network.” For the first time, Pizza Pizza is extending the device collection drive to companies looking to securely recycle their large e-waste, including monitors, laptops, computer towers and IT equipment, in exchange for gift cards which can be used towards an office pizza party. All traditional Pizza Pizza restaurant locations across Ontario will be participating in the Slices

for Devices program. Since its launch in 2004, the program has diverted more than 14,000 electronic devices from landfills. Did you know? Electronic waste continues to be a growing issue in Canada. While it represents only two per cent of trash in landfills, it equals nearly 70 per cent of overall toxic waste. Figures from Statistics Canada reveal that anywhere between 80 and 85 per cent of electronic products are discarded the wrong way, ending up in landfills or incinerators, which can release harmful toxins into the air. To learn more about Slices for Devices and for a complete list of acceptable devices, please visit Submitted by Pizza Pizza.

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Seeing seat belt-related deaths on OPP-patrolled roads shrink from 120 ten years ago (2005) to 50 last year (2014) has the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) optimistic about the growing importance road users are placing on using proper restraints when driving. “We are proud to see Ontarians come such a long way with seat belt safety over the past ten years. In spite of the steady progress, we need all road users to start recognizing the significant role a seat belt plays in increasing one’s chances of surviving a road crash and reducing the severity of injuries,” said Chief Superintendent Chuck Cox, Provincial Commander of the OPP Highway Safety Division. Over the recent Easter long weekend, the OPP conducted a provincewide, education and targeted enforcement of seat belt laws to address those few road users who need to be nudged to buckle up. The OPP would prefer to see drivers do this through their own initiative rather than police enforcement. Over the past ten years (2005 to 2014), 856 people have died in road crashes in which not wearing a seat belt was a causal factor in their deaths. More than two-thirds of the deceased were males (646) and 210 were females. The majority of those who died were drivers (611) and 245 were passengers. The human collision The OPP is issuing an important reminder to passengers, in particular those who sit in the back seat. When a collision occurs with unbuckled passengers in the backseat, this can set a deadly stage for person-to-person impact. People in the front seat are often struck by unbelted backseat passengers who become high-speed projectiles inside the vehicle, sometimes contributing to the death of those who were wearing a seat belt and might have otherwise survived. It takes more than seat belts to keep your family safe on the road The OPP is also reminding motorists to stay vigilant. While this spring is a welcome respite after a long winter, drivers should not let their guard down about other behaviours they need to demonstrate behind the wheel to ensure everyone travels safely. Over and above seat belt compliance, the OPP is counting on motorists to drive within posted speed limits, not allow themselves to be distracted while driving and to not drive if consuming alcohol or drugs. Submitted by the Ontario Provincial Police.


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WRIST WATCHES We buy all old wrist watches regardless of condition, working or not working. • Watches that do not work are purchased for parts value only WATCHMAKERS’ TOOLS We buy all watchmaker’s tools and equipment... watch parts, wrenches or anything for repairing clocks, wrist and pocket watches as well as cases, crowns, movements (complete or not), dials etc. Inquiries invited. POCKET WATCHES We buy all types of pocket watches, working and not. Price depends on condition and quality. Watches that do not work are purchased for parts value only. We Buy: • Ordinary Pocket Watches • Watches that do not work are purchased for parts value only • Empty Pocket Watch Cases • Watch Fobs • Pocket Watch Works & Watchmaker Tools & Parts SCRAP SILVER We buy all sterling, European, Continental and American silverware, jewellery, industrial silver, Franklin and other private mint silver, jewellers’ filings, etc., regardless of condition or quantity. We buy anything made of solid silver that can be recycled. Prices based on current bullion market bid prices. SCRAP JEWELLERY We are interested in purchasing scrap jewellery. Gold, silver and platinum rings, bracelets, lockets, broaches, cameos, necklaces, earrings and other items are all wanted. We buy anything made of solid gold, silver or platinum that can be recycled. COSTUME JEWELLERY We buy old costume jewellery. Gather up all your old costume jewellery and bring it in for a cash offer. INQUIRIES INVITED Please feel free to come in and ask us any questions you may have regarding watches, coins, military items, jewellery, gold and silver items. We have reference books that can answer most questions

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SILVER COINS CANADA Silver Dollars 1967 and prior ......................$11.00 50¢ 1967 and prior .............................$3.00 25¢ 1966 and prior ..............................$1.00 1967..............................................$1.00 1968 (silver only) ..........................$1.00 10¢ 1966 and prior ...............................$.50 1967................................................$.50 1968 (silver only) ............................$.50

YOU... You probably have damaged, unwanted or unused gold and silver items in your home. Maybe old coins or paper money that sits in a drawer or safety deposit box. Perhaps an old wrist watch or pocket watch... Please feel free to bring them in while we are here.

UNITED STATES Silver Dollars 1935 and prior .....................$15.00 50¢ 1963 and prior ..............................$3.00 25¢ 1964 and prior ..............................$1.00 10¢ 1964 and prior ...............................$.50 50¢ Kennedy 1970 and prior................$1.00

WE ALSO BUY • Old Costume Jewellery of all sorts • Old wind-up Wrist Watches (working or not) • Slide Rulers • Fountain pens • Anything made of gold or silver

STAMP COLLECTIONS We buy (some but not all) Stamp Collections.


COINS & PAPER MONEY We buy all coins, tokens, paper money and Bank notes of Canada, The Provinces, USA and the world. GOLD COINS We buy all gold coins from all countries worldwide. Prices based on coin condition and gold value. Inquiries invited. No obligation.

We buy all Medal Awards, Decorations, Orders & Badges.

WORLD COINS We buy all foreign coins, new and old, including silver coins, gold coins, collectors’ coins, government issue sets, merchants’ tokens and others. Particular interest in crown or silver dollar sized coins. • DUTCH • GERMAN • BRITISH • RUSSIAN • ITALIAN • MEXICAN • SPANISH • AND ALL OTHER COUNTRIES

SCRAP GOLD We buy gold in any form, condition or quantity. • Wedding Rings • Gold Pins & Earrings • Gold Chains (any condition) • Any item made of gold • Gold Teeth regardless of condition • Gold Watches • Cash for broken old gold We melt and recycle all gold and silver so condition is unimportant.


Conditions of Selling 1. Seller must be 25 years of age. No exceptions. 2. All items bought are paid for in cash. 3. Due to market fluctuations the prices on all silver and gold bullion items, including scrap silver coins, are subject to change without notice.

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Forging a lasting relationship that benefits local children, youth Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (BBBSLC) is thrilled to partner with the Perth and District Community Foundation (PDCF) for long term financial sustainability. According to PDCF, “a community foundation is a simple but ingenious concept‌â€? a registered charity that pools large and small gifts and places them in a community endowment fund, the income from which is distributed in

support of charitable causes. Along with having their own named fund, through the Perth and District Community Foundation and receiving interest from that investment, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County was thrilled to receive a $1,000 grant from PDCF this year to expand their Go Girls! program. Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 that focuses on

physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life. Go Girls! is a highly sought after program by local schools, as they have seen and experienced the benefit for the young women. The grant from

PDCF will assist with providing more young women to benefit from the program. Giving to a charity through a named fund such as the one Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County has with the Perth and District Community Foundation is a great way to ensure that your legacy lives on and your money continues to make a long term impact on the lives of local chil-

dren. When people donate to a community foundation, their money stays in an account that continues to accrue and earn interest. Only the interest is paid out from these accounts, while the principal grows. Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping local kids through mentoring programs for over 40 years. They are See PARTNERS page 25

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well known for their quality one on one and small group mentoring programs that are offered in the community and in local schools. The agency does not receive sustainable government funding, rather they fundraise to pay for the programs they offer. Five-hundred and fifteen local children took part in their mentoring programs in 2014.

The Perth and District Community Foundation has been in existence since 2001. The PDCF’s current endowment fund is at $1,300,000. This year they granted seventeen agencies a total of $32,500. In addition they will be distributing $9,500 to local students through scholarships and bursaries in the next few months. All operating expenses for PDCF are covered through fundraising, primarily from two events,

a golf tournament in May and a Christmas gala in November. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County and its named fund, contact Beth Sinclair at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County 613-2830570 or For more information about the Perth and District Community Foundation, visit their web site at www.

Pancake breakfast April 25 Enjoy some of Lanark County’s “liquid gold” maple syrup during an all you can eat pancake breakfast Saturday, April 25. The breakfast will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. at Bethel United Church in Rideau Ferry. Pancakes, sausages

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Hundreds of people participated in Carleton Place’s annual Bunny Run event on Saturday, April 4, which was hosted by People First of Lanark County. Participants made their way up and down Bridge Street from Moore House, collecting treats and goodies. Top left, Benjamin Biggs, 4, pulls his siblings Aurora Biggs, 18 months old, and Henrik Biggs, 3, along on sunny Bridge Street. Bottom left, Beth Portt gives some candy to Benjamin Boyle, 2 ½, at The Blossom Shop. Above, from left, Jakob Fortin, 9, Ryan Mulcahy, 11, and Olivier Fortin, 7, meet Frosty the Snowman – further proof, as though it was needed, that winter 2014-15 just can’t take a hint and leave – and the Easter Bunny in front of the Moore House.

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while germination takes place. In a sunny window sill you can have parsley plants that look and taste great and when planting time comes, the plants will be well established to transplant into the garden. Outdoors, parsley will tolerate half-day shade. Curly parsley may be pretty for garnishing, but flat leafed parsley has the best flavour. Oregano is a popular Mediterranean herb. Sow now for transplants that are good to transplant in May. Don’t cover the seeds with soil. Thin seedlings to give them space to grow. There are many varieties from which to choose. The entire plant is edible.


The snow may still cover the ground outside, but starting your garden indoors can happen right now. Come February, the light level begins to increase and a sunny windowsill can be the perfect place to get a head start on the gardening season. There is lots of time before midMay to get herbs growing. The smell of basil, mint and thyme and the taste of fresh herbs is a harbinger of spring. The seed racks at retail stores are filled with dozens of choices. Many herbs start well from seed while others are best grown from transplants. If your goal is to grow herbs that you can clip for culinary use or use as garnishes then the following suggestions may help. These favourites can be started now indoors and moved to the garden when the weather dictates. Most herbs will thrive is a sunny location, Basil seeds are easy to grow

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indoors. The seed will germinate in one to two weeks in a warm location, such as on top of a fridge. When the sprouts show, move to a sunny windowsill and keep the soil moist. Water with lukewarm water and fertilize every week with a half strength soluble fertilizer. Fresh basil has a wonderful smell and combines with tomatoes in any dish. As well as the common basil you might like to try ’purple ruffles’ or ‘cinnamon’ or a host of other varieties. Mint is one of the easiest plants to grow. Since it travels quickly by root is can be invasive outdoors. It is best contained in a pot. It is quick to grow indoors and fun to watch the seedlings grow and to smell the fragrance. Parsley is rather slow to germinate, sometimes taking three weeks to begin growth, but it is well worth the wait. To keep the soil moist it is best to cover the pot with a transparent cover


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Many moons ago…Kate Osborne was immersed in a Deep River, Ontario, production of West Side Story. She had no idea that she would share the stage years later in another town, by a different river with her teenage daughter, Sydney. It was during Kate’s high school days that she met her husband, Adrian, and fell in love not only with him, but with musical theatre. Her family is now all involved with the Mississippi Mudds theatre group here in Carleton Place, which they have called home for nearly 15 years. Adrian Osborne has been on the Mudds’ board in the role of treasurer for many years, and likes to help out backstage as well. Son Jesse can also be seen at rehearsals and backstage, and will likely join the Mudds youth next year, which is where Sydney first helped out with the show, Bugsy Malone. The Mississippi Mudds’ spring production of Once Upon a Mattress features Kate as Lady Lucille and Sydney as Lady Ju-

lianne. Ironically, they are both Ladies-in-Waiting, waiting to get married! This is a step forward for Sydney, whose first adult production was a chorus role in Alice in Wonderland, while mom Kate helped backstage with makeup. In the current show, Queen Aggravain (Michele Eno) is aggravated by any attempt to remove her drab son Dauntless from her side. The mischievous king Sextimus (Robert Horne) has been reduced by a spell to communicating only with his hands. He is of little help to the knights and ladies, all of whom are desperate to find a wife for the prince. A dutiful knight presents a swamp-dwelling princess to the court, and soon all are charmed, despite her claims to be “shy!” With the help of the Jester (Jennifer Pitzer) and the visiting Minstrel (Trish Smith), the Wizard (Adam Pelletier) shares some “sensitive” news and the plot thickens! When asked why they love this local theatre group, both Kate and Sydney enthusiastically say, “the people”. Kate loves music and the camaraderie and

support of her Mudds friends, both past and present. Sydney also loves the singing, acting and especially the comedy of the shows. “It’s always fun,” and she is thrilled to bring her friends to performances. Hans Christian Andersen first published the original Danish folk story of The Princess and the Pea more than a century and a half ago. He wrote in 1835 to a friend that his tales would win over future generations. That is certainly what the Mississippi Mudds’ family has done for Kate, Adrian, Sydney and Jesse. Such a fabulous group is “exceedingly rare”. The Mudds will be bouncing on mattresses at the Carleton Place Town Hall, our local castle at 175 Bridge St. (no moat-swimPhoto courtesy of Dalene Gallo ming required; it is fully accessible). Evening performances are Kate, left, and Sydney Osborne are a mother and daughter duo who are both playing at 7:30 PM on April 24, 25, and Ladies-in-Waiting in the upcoming Mississippi Mudds production of Once Upon A Mat30, and May 1 and 2. The popular tress. matinee is Sunday, April 26 at 2 pm. Tickets are already selling at Reads Book Shop at 135 Bridge St. or, visit for modern details about this medieval tale.


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Capping off 20 seasons with more of same old thing at Full Circle Theatre How do you cap 20 seasons? And how do you top 99 previous productions? If you’re Perth’s BarnDoor Productions, you do it by producing more of what you have been doing all these years: high-energy, fast-paced, welldirected, well-acted, gripping and surprising theatre. You know – same old, same old. Mounting a new, high-quality production about every 10 weeks for 20 years could be a wearing thing, but BarnDoor Productions (BDP) producing directors David and Janice Jacklin have never had any trouble keeping fresh, because they can draw on the energy and excitement of their company of community players. Over the decades, BDP have worked with more than 300 people from the region in producing their shows, all of whom are there because they love doing it and all of whom bring their own special talents and energy to each production. This new production is a perfect example, where players with a range of experience from fully professional to absolute newcomer all add their own unique flavour to the mix. In searching for the perfect script for BarnDoor Productions’ 100th show, the Jacklins were looking for a play that combined

a classic feel with a modern setting and, above all, one that would allow BarnDoor’s company of players to shine. The choice fell on Arthur Miller’s iconic Death of a Salesman, which will close BDP’s 20th anniversary season and complete their first century of productions, beginning April 17. And, there’s no doubt that BDP’s company will shine in this play. It’s a show that has mountains of reputation behind it, from Lee J. Cobb’s 1949 Tony-winning performance as Willy Loman to Dustin Hoffman’s 2006 Tonywinning performance as Willy Loman. For a community theatre to take it on, something new must be brought to the script. In this case, it’s the special 2006 acting version that was prepared especially for Hoffman’s Broadway production. This new version of the play puts the classic story of tragic Willy Loman on the stage for a modern audience, allowing BarnDoor Productions to approach it with their usual style of fast pace and high energy. It’s a show that brings together a Pulitzer Prize winning script, a roster of unforgettable characters and a set of technical challenges that put many larger theatres than BarnDoor Productions to

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Exciting theatre: BarnDoor Productions’ new adaptation of the classic thriller Gaslight wowed audiences last summer at Full Circle Theatre and will be produced in Toronto next fall. Their 100th production is another updated classic. Death of a Salesman opens April 17 and promises more exciting entertainment. For more on Death of a Salesman and on the many events at Full Circle Theatre, visit the test. However, BarnDoor has never backed away from a challenge and the integration of set, sound, lights and characters in this production make the whole much greater than its parts. Death of a Salesman is one of the great plays of the American stage. Its story of the failure of “the salesman”, Willy, both in



life and in business, is one of the central stories of our modern culture. Its examination of the dying American dream came a halfcentury before anyone thought the dream might be dying. Its themes and message are as resonant today as they were when the world had just entered the “jet age”, and when computers and

the Internet were the stuff of science fiction. What Arthur Miller wrote back then hits home today. Death of a Salesman is a fitting cap to 20 seasons and a round hundred productions – and a great launch pad for much more of the same. The show will run April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. and April

19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig Street, Perth, near Last Duel Park. Tickets are $20 reserved, $22 at the door; students just $10. To reserve, simply call 613 267 1884. No credit card required; cash at the performance is requested. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions.



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Lanark Wild Food Club hosts garlic mustard walk April 11 The Lanark Wild Food Cub, a partner of the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust, invites you to a unique foraging event hosted by cliffLAND. Want to be part of a fun, novel, perhaps even an historic setting experiment? Then this may be for you. Come and forage garlic mustard this Saturday, April 11. This nutritional plant was historically eaten as a pot-herb green. High in vitamin C and A and was especially valuable in winter and early spring when greens are hard to find. At cliffLAND we find them a tart but pleasant nibble when eaten raw. The outing will provide a demonstration on ways they can be prepared and enjoyed. Modern foragers are aware that taking wild food must be done with an eye for the plants wellbeing and sustainability. In many wild food outings this means, for many plants, we can only sample, not harvest. No such problem for garlic mustard. You see, garlic mustard is an invasive species that needs to be controlled. Its seed can remain viable in the soil for up to 30 years. It is not eaten by birds or animals but seems to find entrance into wilderness areas by being carried by animals, humans, and dogs. Its encroachment is often along trails and disturbed areas. Even deer digging the soil nearby can aid in its advancement. One might ask why does it need to be eradicated or controlled if it is not particularly unattractive and is edible? The reason is that garlic mustard often out competes and in some instances replaces our native early spring flowers such as trilliums, trout lilies, spring beauties, and hepaticas to name only a few. Wild mustard has proven to be a stubborn and formidable foe when attempts elsewhere have tried to eradicate or control it. Some have resorted to pesticide use and one land trust owning a 17-acre parcel utilized 10 volunteers over a six-year period and only recently think they have it under control. One major complication is that you have to safely dispose of the pulled stems or they can form viable seeds wherever you leave them. Fortunately wild mustard has not made its way past the trailhead leading to Blueberry Mountain. There are two or three patches in disturbed soil by the driveway and herb garden. The wild mustard has occupied these spots for a few years

without triggering concern. Now being aware of the experience elsewhere, it is time to make a preemptive strike. But who wants to devote hours of volunteer time rooting and pulling out these plants in what others have described as an endless task? To us, pesticides is not part of the solution. So what better solution then eating the “enemy�? We have talked with a variety of experts and they advise – “Go for it.� So come and harvest to your heart’s content. Then come and harvest again. If, and we believe we will be, successful then we will spread the good news throughout the field. You will have been part of historic making experiment while meeting great people and having fun in the outdoors. As with all wild food club outings, a donation of $10 is suggested. A hike to the top of Blueberry is always a pleasant option to end the outing. The walk gets underway at 10 a.m. at 502 Hills of Peace Road in Lanark, two kilometres outside of Flower Station. If you need additional information telephone Peter Fischl at 613-267-9557 or Howard Clifford at 613-259-3412. Cookbook The Lanark Wild Food Club has started to compile a book of recipes based on wild ingredients and these recipes have been coming in steadily. Many are original recipes from local cooks. We are attempting to gather the recipes from Lanark although your favourite cookbook wild recipe will do. The proceeds from the book will be used to support our club as well as our partner – Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust. Anyone can contribute a recipe by emailing it to The only criteria is that the recipe include at least one wild ingredient although the more the merrier. All submissions will be greatly appreciated and wherever possible credit will be given to the contributor. Upcoming events May 29: Heritage wild leek walk. As in the past two years, Hilary Barrett will lead this very popular walk that she and husband Bill have developed. It will take guests through a local property dotted with such heritage landmarks as a horse-drawn sawmill and original sugar shacks finishing with a wild leek harvest. June 21: Poisonous versus edible plant identification. Derek

Steele will walk us through some of the common poisonous/edible plant misidentifications and show us how to avoid these. Derek grew up locally and is now using his knowledge and skills in the military. Check out his informative and skilled YouTube channel by searching ‘irondsteele.’ July 26: Cattail pollen, collecting and using. We will collect cattail pollen and then do some cooking with it. Aug. 22: Mushroom walk with Gregg Rolak. Gregg will show how to identify some common mushrooms with the assistance of other available mycrophalgists. Gregg has been harvesting and learning about mushrooms for several years now but warns that he only knows the Polish names for the mushrooms. Sept. 19: Bill Barratt will lead a walk through the woods, assisted by Derek Steele, to teach such skills as identification of species solely by shape of crown and bark pattern, their different values as firewood and some of the individual qualities that makes certain wood good for certain uses; i.e. tool handles or framing lumber.

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The Beer Store has approached local micro-brewers to head off moves to allow them to set up their own shops. Last month, according to the Toronto Star, Ontario Craft Brewers asked Premier Kathleen Wynne to consider their proposal to allow at least one, offsite store for each brewery, and to allow these stores to sell the wares of other

Ontario craft brewers. Jeremy Steeves, co-owner of the Perth Brewing Ltd., confirmed during an interview on Wednesday, March 25, that none other than Beer Store president Ted Moroz, during a 10-minute phone call, and several follow-up emails, had called him and “invited us to sell our product in five local locations, for free,” said Steeves. “He called personally and said he was flexible” on which of the five local



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Kate Johnson is not a member of the Hug-A-Thug Club. Neither does she want to lock up prisoners and throw away the key. Johnson is a Quaker chaplain, social worker and restorative justice practitioner, who told the crowd at the Probus Club of Perth’s meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion branch on Wednesday, April 1, that restorative justice was an effective way to make life safer for corrections officers, cheaper for the taxpayer, and would help rehabilitate offenders back into the community – all while taking ownership of their crimes and the impact it had had on the victims. “It’s more a way of thinking than a method,” explained Johnson. While she joked that, no, she would not describe herself as wanting to “huga-thug,” she pointed out that addressing the root causes of crime was important for crime prevention. “Offenders are very often from circumstances we don’t want them to return to,” she said. “Hurt people hurt people.” In the current justice system, offenders are seen as having committed a “crime against the state,” but under the restorative justice model, the crime is seen as having been “harm between people. It brings it down to the very bare level.” While retribution is seen as a natural, human impulse, since “for

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most of us, the impulse is to punish” someone who has done something horrible, having empathy does not mean being soft on crime – and very often starts with those who work within the system themselves, like correctional staff. People like jail guards “tend to only make the news when something goes wrong,” like in the case of Ashley Smith and Edward Snowshoe, who both died in custody. “Those are the only kinds of news you hear about,” she said. But, having worked in jails for nearly 20 years, the structure of the correctional system makes it “close to impossible to apply best practices” inside the system. For prison guards, life can be just as hard as it is for the very prisoners they are guarding. In fact, in North America, they are amongst the top three occupations with the highest mortality rate – up there with lumberjacks and “drug-dealing foot soldiers.” They also have a 15 per cent higher rate of suicide than the average population, and high rates of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There are a number of assaults on prison staff by prisoners – unlike at a model prison in Norway where there are now no reports of assaults on staff. “It is the ultimate in Club Fed,” she joked of the name applied to socalled soft-on-crime facilities. But this Norwegian facility has seen how using See JUSTICE page P11

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Stepaniuk left the hospital’s employ back in 2012. He is listed as being the president and CEO of the Middlesex Hospital Alliance in southwestern Ontario, which brings together the Four Counties Health Services and the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, according to the Alliance’s web site. Schooley explained that, back in the fall of 2012, there was an “agreement not to disagree, but we needed a change of direction.” At a rate of $106,299.90 a year for 2013 and 2014, excluding the remainder of 2012, Stepaniuk has pocketed at least about $212,599.80 from the remainder of his contract. Even though 2014 was her last year, Stepaniuk’s successor as president and chief executive officer Linda Bisonette pulled down the highest salary at the hospital, with $205,707.50. While Bisonette’s last day on the job was Oct. 31, 2014, she was still on the hospital payroll until April 1, 2015, the end of the fiscal year. The vice president of clinical services, Nancy Shaw, was the next highest paid at $133,516.70, just ahead of Brian Allen, vice president of financial and support services, at $133,516.68. The fourth best paid person at the hospital was Michele Bellows, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing executive, at $132,297.58. There were four registered nurses on the Sunshine List, the highest paid of which was Susan Connerty at $116,120.27. The second highest paid nurse was Fadia Schurman at $111,465.32, while the third highest was Wendy McPhee at $103,947.02. Just squeaking over the line in fourth place was Rhonda Donovan at $100,730.02. The Canadian-Gazette reports that six full-

time and four part-time registered nurse positions (RPN), as well as four part-time RPN positions were cut at the Almonte General Hospital (AGH) on Feb. 11. They were replaced by personal support workers, who have less training, and, as a result, receive less pay and benefits than nurses. The paper reports that the AGH is trying to find spots for the RPN’s at Fairview Manor, the long-term care facility attached to the hospital. However, Schooley cautioned that such actions are not likely in Perth and Smiths Falls. “We’ve already made those changes,” he said, pointing to the closing of six beds at each hospital campus in 2013. Staff were also “reallocated” meaning that only one full-time nursing position was lost in the shuffle. The rise in nurse overtime came as a result of a large spike in the number of pneumonia and influenza cases. “We had the busiest December-January in three years because of flu and pneumonia,” he said. Pneumonia cases, in particular, were double the amount they normally would be for that period. Schooley pointed out that, at 85 beds, their hospitals are bigger than the AGH or the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, but that amongst their “peer group” like the Brockville General Hospital, “we have fewer people on the Sunshine List, we have fewer people on there” and that they are in the “bottom quintal” amongst comparable hospitals in the area. Over at Lanark County Mental Health, director Diana McDonnell earns $112,645.20, while Debi McEwen, director of Lanark County Support Services, earns $109,996.22.

though only a difference of $223.20. Down the road, Christopher Hahn, the dean of Algonquin College’s Perth campus, earned $132,613.85. School boards • Deanne Strong, principal and St. Francis de Sales School (CDSBEO) - $108,724.61 • Brent Bovaird, principal at St. Luke’s Catholic High School (CDSBEO)- $116,627.89 • Susan Forbes, principal at St. James the Greater (CDSBEO) - $106,920.61 • Carole Dufort, coordinating administrative principal at Chimo Public School (UCDSB) $127,701.71 • Mark Williams, principal at Duncan J SchouDesmond Devoy/METROLAND lar School (UCDSB) - $118,849 Coun. Jim Graff speaks with John deRosenWith files from Kelly Kent and Stacey Roy.

roll, right, the highest paid staffer at town hall, before a council meeting last month.

(CAO) John deRosenroll is the highest earner at town hall. The top bureaucrat was the top earner at $124,188.39, even more than town clerk and community emergency management coordinator Lauren Walton ($103,000.66.) Environmental services director Grant Machan was the third highest paid at 102,888.16, while fire Chief Steve Fournier fourth at $101,638.42. He was only ahead of protective services/chief building official Jim Connell, community services director Shellee Evans, and planning director Eric Cosens, by a grand total of 26 cents. Also of note, Connell, Evans, and Cosens, all receive the exact same pay - $101,638.16. Lang Britchford, the town’s treasurer, who hanOther top earners dles all of the finances, gets paid the least of the The Town of Perth’s chief administrative officer above mentioned staffers – getting $101,414.96,

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Live life and flourish again. Discover the carefree lifestyle that awaits at Carolina Retirement Suites. ATTENTION PERTH RESTAURANTS The Perth 200th Anniversary Advisory Panel is organizing an exciting new fundraiser called Eat and Run. The event will sell only 60 tickets and ticket holders will visit three local restaurants in one evening for a threecourse meal. It’s a fun way to welcome 60 customers into your restaurant over the course of one evening while gaining exposure for your restaurant in our marketing materials and to the participants. If you, as the restaurant owner/manager, would like to learn more about potentially taking part in this fundraiser, we’d love to hear from you! Please email Toby James at or call him at 613-326-0338.

2015 CIP FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: The Town of Perth is pleased to offer another round of funding incentives for 2015 made possible by the Town’s Community Improvement Plan (CIP). Applications are welcomed and encouraged for the Building Code Compliance and Energy Retrofit Loan Program, as well as the Façade and Signage Improvement Grant Program and Tax Increment Rebate Program. These programs stimulate new development and support reinvestment in property improvements in the designated CIP area of town, under the Community Improvement Plan, which allows the municipality to provide these funding incentives. The Building Code Compliance and Energy Retrofit Program provides an opportunity for property owners in the CIP area to obtain an interest-free loan from the Town equal to 50% of the average construction cost to a maximum of $20,000 per unit for works related to Ontario Building Code upgrades or for works related to energy efficiency improvements as well as improvements made under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The Façade and Signage Improvement Program offers property owners with a one-third capital grant (to a maximum of $5,000) to undertake façade improvements such as a new coat of paint, repointing stone or brick work, landscape features and physical improvements that will improve accessibility for clients and customers.

The Tax Increment Rebate Program provides a rebate to eligible applicants whose municipal property tax has increased as a result of development or redevelopment for a period of 5 years. How To Apply? Applications and guides are available for download at www., or you can contact Casey Buchanan at the Town of Perth at 613-267-3311 Ext. 2240 or by email at

SANDWICH BOARD SIGN AND MERCHANDISE DISPLAY: APPLICATIONS AND RENEWALS This is a reminder to business owners that an annual permit is required to place a sandwich board sign or merchandise display on Town of Perth property. If you wish to place a sandwich board sign or merchandise display on property owned by the Town, application for such approval should be made not later than April 30th to take advantage of the reduced fee ($30.00) for renewal. After April 30th the fee for this application is $60.00. An application for permit may be found on the Town of Perth website at - click the Sign and Merchandise Display tab under Business. For additional information please call or enquire at the Town Hall, 80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON, K7H 1H9. Telephone 613-267-3311 Ext 2232. Any sign or merchandise display placed wholly or partially on or over Town of Perth property without approval is subject to removal without further notice. Where this action is taken the sign or merchandise display will be held for thirty days during which time the material may be redeemed by paying the cost of removal ($40.00) and storage cost for the period ($1.00 per day per sign or display).

OVERNIGHT WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS: The overnight winter parking restriction ended on March 31st, 2015, pursuant to Town of Perth Traffic and Parking By-law #3961.

BUILDING PERMITS: Building permits are typically required for: new buildings; additions; renovations or change of use; demolitions; prefabricated structures and temporary buildings; plumbing systems (new, alterations and additions); HVAC systems (heating, ventilating and air conditioning); pools (above and in-ground); removing and replacing roof covering systems; miscellaneous: residential fireplaces, woodstove installation, pool enclosures, balconies, fences, decks, etc. Building permits are not required for: replacing windows if rough frame opening size does not change; replacing kitchen cabinets or bathroom fixtures when locations are not changed. Building permits are not required but please contact our Planning Department at 613-267-3311 Ext. 2252 for zoning regulations regarding: landscaping if not effecting entrance or height of adjacent decks and stairs; pools that are less than 30” in depth; detached storage sheds less than 108 ft.2 (10 m2) e.g. 10’x10’. Building permit application forms are available by visiting our website at www. or in person at the Town Hall. Please contact Julia Conklin for additional information or to schedule a required inspection at 613-2673311 ext 2232.

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Municipal Connection

Local cadet places second in regional marksmanship competition Stacey Roy

Flight Corporal Preston York’s ranking as the second best marksman in the Ottawa region cadet program came after years of dedicated commitment to practice amongst a supportive team. “It’s quite an achievement. Air Cadets practice the least of the other two factions,” said York, who hails from Perth. The March 7 competition in Ottawa invited cadets from across the region in air, sea and army, but the 585 Air Cadets Squadron has often risen to the task at hand. York credits their instructor, Sgt. Hammond (retired) with helping cadet marksmen to bring their game up to competitive levels. “That definitely contributed to a lot of it,” York said. Air cadets don’t focus extensively on riffle practice. York said they get two days at the beginning of the year and morning practice each Saturday. In this time cadets must shoot better than a first class cadet in order to be considered for the regional competition. York has earned a distinguished designation for

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option we are taking advantage of.” While he was intrigued by the offer, he politely pointed out that “The Beer Store is not the best option for us right now. My fear is our product would not be on the top shelf.” The Beer Store and the LCBO have a virtual monopoly on the sale of alcohol in the province, and “it’s a deal that satisfies them,” said Steeves, adding that the offer was likely made to “quiet us down a bit.” While he welcomes the proposal to allow micro breweries to have one off site selling location, his facility, located on Highway 7 in Perth, is already in a prime location – and has plans to expand. “We’re currently situated in a highly visible situation,” said Steeves. “As a whole, for the craft brewing industry in Ontario, the more streams, the better.” While he might not be taking up the offer yet, if it becomes law, “the possibility to have another off-site sale (site) would be extremely advantageous.”

the last three years. “You’ve got to really dedicate yourself to it,” he said. York took part in the core training opportunities, but felt he needed more time with a rifle in hand, so he purchased a similar rifle used at cadets and set up a range on the property of his country home where he practices on his own time. York would consider marksmanship to be a hobby of his and something he enjoys doing, but the competition is anything but recreational. Competitors are split up into morning and afternoon heats. The local squadron took part in the afternoon this year, which was great given the drive but harder to adhere to their policy of not looking at the score sheets throughout competition. York explains this is to allow competitors to shoot their very best without being influenced by past performance. Competitors are put through a variety of scenarios from shooting in a standing position and on their stomachs to firing when physically tired. York said the biathlon asks marksmen to cross country ski then shoot and repeat For now, though, they will not be building up elsewhere – but rather, building up what they have already, with two months of expansion work kicking off this month. They are hoping to expand capacity, “and not have the inventory issues we had last summer. We’re happy about that.” The company will be tripling capacity, with four more tanks, all of which will be twice the size of their current tanks. The site will also boast a new retail shop, tours, tasting and testing facilities, and the incorporation of “tall boy” cans. They will also be adding to their roster, with 25 employees this summer, up from 21 last year. Newer brewers are also welcoming the proposal. “This is good news,” said Andrew Rieux, co-owner of Cartwright Springs Brewery in Pakenham, which is hoping to start operations sometime this month. But once the liquid starts flowing, “we plan to have our own store here at the brewery.” He explained that brewers are now only allowed to sell their products “at the premises where you make it.”

Flight Corporal Preston York is the second best marksman in the Ottawa region as he claimed the top two spot at a March 7 Air Cadets competition. The Perth native says he will continue with the sport. this two to three times before completing the circuit. The aim is to practice shooting with a raised heart rate. “It was definitely exhausting,” York said.

Overall, the 585 Air Cadet Squadron ranked fourth in competition this year compared to their first place finish last year. York said the competition was stronger this year as the local team scored just a quarter lower than the year before. “We shot pretty well overall,” he said. York is focusing this year on moving into senior ranks in the air cadet program. These positions require testing. No matter what title he acquires to, York is certain marksmanship will be a part of his future as something he enjoys. “I’m looking towards a career in the military,” York said. He encourages other marksmanship competitors to persevere and leave each shooting period in that moment. “You’ve got to put it behind you and focus on your shot,” York said. This is his second time competing at the regional level. He represented 585 Squadron in 2013 as well. York initially got involved in cadets recognizing the many opportunities they provide through scholarships and train-

ing. He points to his increase in confidence and ability to take a leadership role when necessary as two attributes he developed in cadet uniform over the weekends and Wednesday night sessions. “I found my voice. It’s worth it,” York said. The Air Cadet program is open to Canadian youths aged 12 to 18. This free program is offered at the RCAF hall on Abbott Street in Smiths Falls. For more information please see the website:


A fundraiser for the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund was held at the Crystal Palace on Sunday, March 29. It was noted in the April 2 issue of The Perth Courier that it was a protest. It wasn’t a protest at all, but was a celebration and an opportunity for the group to raise awareness about Music Therapy. The Perth Courier apologizes for the error.

Right now, his operation is in its opening stages, so it is usually “larger scale micro breweries (who) can have more than one shop,” one at the brewery, one off site, under this proposal. But having a second store is an idea he would like to explore in the future. “Very quickly, you run out of space at your first space,” Rieux said. “You start off small. (But) we’re not thinking of that right now.” Unlike breweries situated in more industrial areas, their Mississippi Mills facility is in forested area. As a brewery owner, he knows a thing or two about dealing with bureaucratic red tape. He has a permit to manufacture, and a permit to sell alcohol is pending. “Every legislative body has to come through and sign off on it,” he said. The fire chief, health unit, police, and even the town’s inspector, have had a walkthrough. Even having proper exit signs are a necessity. A simple red “Exit” sign is not enough – there needs to be the newer sign, with the green man running towards the exit door too.




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Carleton Place to fund People First of Lanark County phone bill “On behalf of People First, thank you,” Earle said. “I applaud each and every one of you.” He will encourage other municipalities The Town of Carleton Place has reached out and touched someone – the members of People across the country to step up and be a leader like Carleton Place. First of Lanark County (PFoLC). PFoLC’s phone bill is $75 monthly. Council members made history Tuesday, March 24, during the policy review committee meeting, carrying a motion to fund PFoLC’s Discussion Mayor Louis Antonakos asked chief monthly telephone bill through the town’s administrative officer (CAO) Paul Knowles community enrichment program (CEP). “By approving to pay the local chapter’s to put the item on the meeting’s agenda for phone bill, you guys have just made history,” discussion. Offering some history, Antonakos explained an emotional Kory Earle said. Earle is the president of People First of former mayor Paul Dulmage began funding PFoLC’s phone line, with former mayor Wendy Canada and a founding member of PFoLC. Over the last eight years, PFoLC has been the LeBlanc continuing the courtesy. “People First asked if I would do it,” he voice for people who have been labelled with an intellectual disability, ensuring they get to live said. Although Antonakos said he has no problem a life with dignity and respect. Organization highlights: Protecting Vulnerable People supporting the request, “I don’t think any mayor Against Picketing Act, inclusive education, should be funding an organization with their Bunny Run and Community Christmas discretionary fund. I think it is politicizing the Dinner, community acceptance, community group and I think it gives the group instability, partnerships (Community Living Association- relying on the mayor or any elected official.” The mayor stressed PFoLC does all kinds Lanark County and Mills Community Support Corporation), anti-bullying campaign and of work in the community, “but I think they support for the Lanark County Food Bank and should be treated like any other group, not on the whim the mayor of day, including me.” local troops.

Coun. Sean Redmond asked, “Haven’t we already given People First money?” “Yes, they requested $1,500, which we granted through the community enrichment program,” Antonakos said, “and an additional $500 was given – an act of council.” He noted this request should also go through the CEP. The CEP is a grant initiative intended to offer assistance to not-for-profit groups and organizations that plan on bettering the Carleton Place community. The annual purse is $30,000. “If you send it to the (CEP) committee, the answer will be ‘no’,” Knowles said. “It doesn’t meet the criteria, the guidelines.” However, like all CEP requests... “When it comes before council, council is free to provide exceptions to the guidelines,” the CAO added. “Given they provide so much to the town, give back so much, I support we go that direction,” Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn said, “and I hope council sees fit to approve it (phone bill request) when it comes to council chambers.” PFoLC is headquartered in a small office on the property of Free Methodist Church, located at 355 Moffatt St.

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The Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking applications from students interested in summer work in the following area: Parks (3) Students must have been in school full-time for the current year and planning to return to school full-time in the fall. Summer student positions are supported by a variety of funders who have some age eligibility restrictions (up to age 24). Preferred skill sets include some or all of the following: Parks (three openings) The parks and recreation department is seeking applications from students interested in summer work in seasonal park maintenance. Preferred skills include: - Experience working with the public - Gardening and “handyman” ability - Good time management - Valid class G drivers licence Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of age. All student positions are expected to begin early May and are designed for college or university level students. Please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail only by 4:30 PM on Friday, April 17, 2015. CAO - Township of Lanark Highlands 75 George Street, Box 340, Lanark ON K0G 1K0 Email to: The Township thanks you for your interest but only those applications being interviewed will be contacted. Certain competitions may depend on funding. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to supply and apply Granular Material for the purpose of re-graveling Township roads. Copies of the Request for Tender (RFT) may be picked up at the Township of Lanark Highlands Municipal Office and may also be found on the Township website. Deadline for submission of the proposals is 2:00 PM May 1st 2015. Tenders will be opened at 2:15PM May 1, 2015. The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders at its sole discretion. For further information contact: Tom McCarthy, Acting Public Works Superintendent Township of Lanark Highlands 75 George Street, Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext.250 F: 613-259-2291 E: Note: 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. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the CAO/Clerk at the address indicated above.

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Special 2015 Budget Meeting Thursday April 16th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Activation of Reduced Load Period on All Township Roads Take notice that reduced load restrictions (five (5) tonnes per axle) will be in force on all Township Roads effective Monday, March 16th, 2015. The reduced load period is necessary for the protection of all Township Roads which are susceptible to damage during the spring thaw. The restriction will be removed when the likelihood of road damage has diminished. For enquiries about reduced loads please contact The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands Public Works Department at 613-259-2398.


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Some day spring will come


wasn’t going to write about the weather. Every time I thought about penning a missive about spring, or the glaring lack thereof, I’d distract myself with shiny things – like chocolate. Consequently I have gained weight. I also ignore weather forecasts now and keep the blinds lowered. I am truly hopeful that by the time you read this it won’t make sense. I hope you’ll be looking out the window – no, standing outside – newspaper in hand and thinking: “That girl is crazier than usual. It’s beautiful out! Not only are the crocuses in full bloom, but so are the daffodils and tulips. There is no snow or ice! The birds are singing! There are rainbows and unicorns and fluffy bunnies!” You can actually blame Facebook for this. I was mulling over some possible column ideas for this week (read: I’ve got nothin’ and the deadline is looming and I may have to write about the weather). I opened Facebook and, as it is wont to do, some new-fangled thing popped up showing me a picture of what I was doing exactly a year ago. It was a photo of a bunny in my backyard, nosing around in snow. I had written: “‘There’s got to be some grass under here somewhere,’ said the rabbit. In April.” I laughed out loud when I saw it. Apparently I have had some rather sarcastic feelings about winter over the last two seasons. Here’s another example from last year in March: “Boychild: Why is there more snow, Mom? Me: Because Mother Nature is trying to kill us. Boychild: Oh.” At that point I was speculating I might see my patio in September. You may recall that last winter started early and went on and on. This year started later, gave us freezing temperatures with windchills of minus one hundred and stupid through February, and seems to want to chill out with us until, you know, summer. In my world, once late March rolls around I’m all about getting back to my patio. Cold weather is not conducive to this. My patio is small and not fancy, but I built it with my dad a few years ago and it has become a beloved extra room for my little house. I spend half my time working from home, and after a long (really long), cold (ridiculously

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cold) winter, it becomes the change of scenery I need. It’s my other office. And sometimes my other dining room. And sometimes my other family room. I might even sleep out there. Yes, I am a little obsessive about my patio. At this time of year it takes a while for it to thaw out given its sheltered location and the position of the sun (and the alignment of the planets, etc.). The Facebook chronicles showed I had everything set up by April 19 last year. Set up usually doesn’t happen without me hurrying things along with my ice chipper friend and some elbow grease (followed by a hot shower and some A535). This past weekend marked some patio milestones for 2015. It was warm enough on Thursday that a three-by-five-foot patch thawed, and I did a dance of joy. On Friday Girlchild and I hacked away at some of the ice and made enough space for a couple of chairs. I drank coffee and we took celebratory selfies that showed a snowbank and an ice chipper in the background. We shared our joy online. Saturday it snowed and my patio was all covered again. I thought I might have a breakdown. I took a photo and commiserated online with friends who do not reside in B.C. In the online comments, most locals agreed Mother Nature needs an intervention. I suggested we send her flowers to remind her of what they look like. Some people showed signs of cabin fever – hallucinating that the snow was actually beautiful white sand or “whip cream on top of a perfect day.” Others declared they are not leaving the house until they hear the sound of a lawnmower or unless “the sun is shining directly on me and it is over 10 degrees.” I will miss seeing those people. As yucky as it has been here, though, I think we should all consider sending Ice Melt care packages to our friends on the East Coast.

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At the Lanark County Quilters Guild March meeting a king sized quilt was presented to Margot Hallam, executive director of The Great War Memorial Hospital of Perth District Foundation. About 60 guild members were involved in making the quilt which is to be raffled. The money raised will be used to purchase a vital signs machine for the emergency room at the hospital. The winning ticket is to be drawn at the close of the “Quilts on the Tay” quilt show at St. John High School on Aug. 9. Pictured are Margot Hallam, executive director, foundation and Anna Cornel, outreach coordinator, Lanark County Quilters Guild.

Long, dark tea time for the soul after Lent 53 days. 1,278 hours. 76,730 minutes. 4,603,802 seconds. Yes, according to an app I downloaded recently, that’s how long I went without tea this year. As you can probably tell, towards the end, I was really, really feeling the absence of tea by the end of Lent, the 40 days that Catholics and other Christians deprive themselves of something. Now, the more eagle-eyed reader will have noticed a discrepancy - why did I overdo it by 13 days? Well, I’ve given up tea for Lent before, and for the first few days, went through withdrawal, including splitting headaches. Not a good sign. My wife is not surprised by this though - she’s visited my family in Ireland and knew that it is traditional to be offered tea. She just didn’t know how often. More tea than she had ever thought possible to consume, to the point where, she politely, but firmly, had to tell my Aunt Carmel that, if she had another cup of tea, she was going to get physically ill. This year, I had some help in jumping over that hump. On Feb. 9, I got really,

DESMOND DEVOY Des Says really sick. I was not at work the next day. I don’t even remember the next day. But not only did I not want tea, I didn’t want anything to eat or drink. So, I was able to get over the withdrawal pretty quickly. I had my last cup of tea on Feb. 11, and then, noting that Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, was the next week, I decided to end it right then and there. But, for some reason, I decided I was going to overdo it this year. I also gave up alcohol and, for some reason, The Independent’s news app. Those were also tough. This year’s Lent taught me a lot about myself, and, Lent itself. Turns out that the Sundays in Lent don’t count, so, like a cheat day in a diet, I could have had my caffeine fix for the week. I also learned that setting a good example means that others do indeed fol-

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low you - my wife, by default, not wanting to drink alone, also gave up alcohol and tea. When I was 12, I remember I gave up watching Married...With Children, which my parents saw as a real garbage sitcom. I persevered, and, 40 days later, when I went to watch it again, realized that, y’know, it wasn’t really that funny after all. I’d moved on. As the hours ticked down this past Saturday, I could almost taste the tea I would sip the next morning. And then when I woke up... meh, I could take it or leave it, though I was so delighted once I tasted it again, I had two teas back-toback! Like our Muslim brothers and sisters who abstain from everything from eating during the daylight hours to even sex during Ramadan, such actions make us more grateful for what we have, and realize that things we think are important, may not really be that Earth-shattering after all. Still, while not matching Jesus’ lonely 40 day journey in the desert, pestered by the Devil, I must say, it’s now time to pass the tea bags!

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T-shirts do not promote violence: reader DEAR EDITOR:

from your life. After being married for 20 years, an unforgivable incident occurred. I removed my wife from my life and this shirt reminds me of it and it brings me comfort. I did not hurt her, nor ever intend to. The shirt is a humorous cartoon that is not intended to promote violence. If someone sees this

shirt and thinks it is okay to abuse women, then that individual has a deeper issue. While we appreciate the years of wonderful service the retired school principal brought to her community, if she doesn’t like it, she doesn’t have to buy it. The storeowner has a good point: there are so many other problems in the world today that need our attention

and focus. A T-shirt shouldn’t be more important then real crimes. In Canada we have the freedom of speech and expression; if we are told we can’t express ourselves, then we are no longer free. It’s only my opinion. Thanks for your time, have a great day. Kevin Choffe Perth

Muzzling religions would violate freedom: reader DEAR EDITOR:

Re: Mayor calls ‘Porn Harms’ coalition a ‘political lobby group’ In reading the above piece I noted the comment: Fenik repeated his call that “church and state should be separate.” The principle of separation of church and state is to prevent the state from imposing a religion or religious belief on the people governed. That would violate our Charter Rights to the freedoms of belief, conscience and religion. Nothing in the principle muzzles religious people, their leaders or organizations. To do so would vio-

late our freedom of expression. Pornography, in particular child pornography is repulsive. Participants are coerced and worse to produce this smut. I know of no pornographic material that portrays participants as equals or treats any participant with respect. Pornography displays unhealthy relationships that no community would encourage. A dozen years ago, we thought that child exploitation and human trafficking did not happen in Canada. We now know better. Child exploitation, human trafficking, pornography and prostitution are inter-related. None of these endeavours can operate under public

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(Re: “Stores sell T-shirts that mock assault,” Perth Courier, April 2.) I don’t believe the T-shirts in question promote violence. I own this T-shirt and wear it often. My take on the shirt is he shoved her away, as in, if there is a problem in your life, you need to remove it

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The front page of your April 2 edition featured a story about a merchant in Perth who sees nothing wrong in selling T-shirts featuring blatant violence against women. He is quite correct in stating that there is no reason he cannot stock such items, if they are not against the law. I salute his defense of his inalienable right to freedom of expression.

Like this merchant, I have rights - in this case the right to free association. I plan to exercise this right by not associating with this merchant’s products in the future. It might be beneficial if others in this community should celebrate this gentleman’s right of free expression by exercising their rights to avoid these products as well. Gardner Church RR5 Perth

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Le t ter to the Editor Goals of coalition have been clearly expressed DEAR EDITOR:

The mayor’s attempts to discredit the efforts of the Be Aware Coalition as reported in last week’s Perth Courier report of town council’s discussion on the banner policy must be addressed. The purpose and goals of the Be Aware Coalition have been clearly expressed in presentations to council, in newspaper articles and on its website. There is no hidden “political or religious agenda.” To make such a charge against the coalition’s efforts to protect children and youth from the harmful effects of pornography, especially when it is made by our mayor, should give all concerned and rational citizens pause for thought. There seems to be an underlying motivation to continue to perpetuate the defamation of the BAC. Perhaps we are not yet ready as a community to talk about this taboo subject; however, failure to do so puts families and children at risk. Rather than supporting the Coalition’s efforts to raise awareness of the harmful effects of pornography and to assist parents by providing tools of support, the mayor seems to be intent on deflecting the conversation on this issue through his irrelevant and inflammatory remarks. The BAC is comprised of concerned citizens committed to raising public awareness of pornography, human trafficking, child labour, forced prostitution, and other issues of social justice. Our

It is unusual, these days, to find an original homestead that has been kept in the same family for almost 200 years. It is even more unusual that their land would become a famous conservation area. The Purdon family can, with great pride, stake this claim. The Purdon ancestors arrived from Scotland in 1821 and settled on 300 acres near McDonald’s Corners in the Township of Dalhousie. Their work cut out for them…. to survive in the harsh, rocky landscape and dense forest was not for the weak of heart. This family not only survived, they thrived. They cleared the fields by hand, cut timber for building and for fuel; they produced maple syrup in abundance; they fished, hunted and trapped for sustenance; they raised their families with devotion. Six generations later, Rhodena Purdon Bell carries on her family’s traditions. She is the keeper of the 1840s farmhouse and surrounding homestead. She provides vacationers a pristine place to holiday at the rustic cabins that her father built at Purdon Lake. And, she has ensured that the love of their heritage has been passed on to her two children, the seventh generation. Rhodena’s father, Joe Purdon, left his mark on this land in many ways. He was a skilled carpenter and came to be famous for his handmade boats, locally called the Purdon boat, and for his handfashioned oars. But, the most innovative and dedicated work in his lifetime was the collection and protection of the exquisite Lady’s Slipper Orchid, a flower he found in his childhood in the 1930s,

position is based on solid research and scientific evidence, and in the case of pornography, provides undeniable proof that this is a global health issue threatening the welfare of our society, most especially young people. We recently met informally with some members of the Perth town council, who understand the seriousness of the issue and the need for awareness, to discuss the possible rewording of the Be Aware Porn Harms banner. The banner is only one vehicle that can be utilized to promote awareness, and sadly, it has become the focal point of the campaign instead of collaborative work among concerned citizens on how to protect our children and youth from the effects of pornography, particularly the online accessibility of it. It is our hope that these published articles at the very least inspires parents to talk to their children about the harms of pornography on the Internet. We will continue our efforts to promote awareness and safety in recognition that pornography, especially its availability on the Internet, poses real and significant dangers to the most vulnerable among us. For those interested in learning more, or to become involved with BAC, please visit our website Veronica Felizardo Perth On behalf of the Be Aware Coalition

growing near his one-room schoolhouse. Joe discovered that orchids aren’t particularly attractive to pollinating insects, plus their cycle takes 15 years from pollination to flowering, so he painstakingly hand pollinated plants for decades. He also thinned the brush to let in more sunlight and dismantled beaver dams to control the water levels. Under his care, this colony grew from a few dozen plants to over 10,000 blooms. Today, the Purdon Conservation Area attracts thousands of visitors from far and wide, who make the trek to see these rare orchids, one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County. To find out more, come and hear Rhodena tell the story of her father, Joe Purdon, the stewardship pioneer of Lanark County. See also the recently published book, “The Slippers’ Keeper” by the talented illustrator, Ian Wallace, who took great care and attention to detail in the telling of the story of this “Rare Man” and his “Rare Flower.” The Perth and District Historical Society is dedicated to learning about and popularizing our history. It is a forum for discussion and celebration of our area’s culture and heritage. The meetings are open to the public, on the third Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Perth-Upon-Tay, Branch 244, home of the Hall of Remembrance, at 26 Beckwith St. E. in Perth. A donation to the Historical Society will be greatly appreciated. For information, contact Ellen Dean at 613-264-8362. Visit Submitted by the Historical Society.

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restorative justice can help not only criminals reform, but make for a safer work environment. “If that doesn’t appeal to you on a humanitarian level, it may appeal to you on a financial level,” she said, since prison guards tend to take off more sick days than the average. Johnson was quite clear in her displeasure of the ‘tough-on-crime’ message of the federal government. In her estimation, “we are un-doing the policies that have worked” and, as such, she is sure that recidivism rates will rise. But she admitted that, when she started out with her work, “I got into this as a person who was concerned with victim’s rights.” For a long time, she worked at the Correctional Service of Canada’s Joyceville Institution (formerly Pittsburgh) near Kingston. One prisoner with whom she worked was coming up for his so-called “faint hope” hearing for early parole. Because of a bureaucratic backlog, his hearing, which should have been held 15 years into his 25-year sentence, was not held until his 17th year. When he was first sentenced, victim impact statements were not a regular part of the sentencing hearing. Now, 17 years later, he finally got to hear from the families of the person he killed. “He finally understood… the impact of his crimes on them,” she said. While non-criminals may believe that being in jail may give one the time to reflect on their crimes, in actual fact, as one criminal told her, when he began his sentence at Toronto’s Don Jail, on the inside, “you have no room to be thinking about what you had done.” It was all about survival. Back in Kingston, the criminal told Johnson that, if he had known just how much his victim’s family was suffering because of what he had done, “he would not have asked for” the faint hope hearing at all. She began to think about establishing a program at the medium-to-minimum security facility that would show the inmates empathy, and how the victims of their crimes, and their loved ones, were feeling. “I would have been super happy if 20 guys had signed up and 10 (had) finished,” she said. “I would have been over the moon.” Instead, she got 50 inmates sign up – and 48 finished the program. “I was just blown away by the results of this,” she said. While she was open to hearing about the inmates’ backgrounds, she was firm with them from the beginning: “I don’t want to hear your self-justification,” she told them. “That’s not an excuse for what you did.” She still had to change the perceptions of some of them, such as that “drug dealers don’t see victims. They see customers.” As in every classroom, there were star pupils, who really “bought in” to the program, and others who were “belligerent,” especially one in particular whom she was tempted to kick out of the

class on several occasions. At the end of the class, though, the belligerent student approached her and said, “My wife sent me to thank you.” A bit taken aback, Johnson asked why. Though he was in jail for drug charges, he said, “I really saw myself in that domestic violence stuff,” recalling how he would assault his wife while he was “high” on drugs. Knowing how those assaults made her feel, he promised to change his ways, starting off by phoning his wife to apologize for his actions. “I want to stay clean,” he told Johnson, so as he would not repeat his actions. For many of the other inmates, they discovered, as the weeks went by, that “it wasn’t over for their victims.” Many of them, “accepted their sentences with a lot more grace.” Some of the inmates were not even telling their parole officers about attending the class, meaning that “they weren’t doing it for brownie points or early parole.” While murderers and drug dealers were able to avail of her program, “we were not able to offer the sex offenders any insight into his offending,” she said. One of the emotional high points of her time in Joyceville was when she brought together six of her top pupils with six victims advocates in the prison chapel. She called it “the most amazing moment of empathy and humanity I have witnessed.” As one of her pupils told his story, she noticed one of the victims advocates growing increasingly agitated. Finally, she interrupted the prisoner and shouted, “I have something to say!” “We thought she was going to get angry,” said Johnson. Looking at the six male criminals seated with them, the woman said that “victims feel the exact same way and I am here to tell you that it is time to let that go. We all need to let that go and move to a better place.” For the victims’ advocates, there were also stereotypes they had to overcome as well. “Their picture of the offender is the stone-faced guy they see in court,” she said. For the prisoners too, taking part in such a program “is more difficult…than sitting in a cell. Sitting in a cell, you’re only thinking about yourself.” Johnson holds a BA in sociology with a minor in native studies, as well as a bachelor of social work with a minor in women’s studies from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. She also has a Masters of Divinity with a concentration on restorative justice from the former Queen’s University Theological College. She was appointed the Inter-Faith chaplain at Queen’s in 2013. She still serves on the board of the Kingston Community Chaplaincy. Drawing on her native studies, she noted that First Nations peoples had used a similar system of restorative justice. For example, the perpetrator of a murder could be ordered to look after the victim’s family. In her experience, she found that “restorative justice is more effective for young offenders and adult populations,”

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Quaker chaplain Kate Johnson spoke at the Probus Club of Perth’s monthly meeting at the Royal Canadian Legion branch on April 1, about restorative justice. but, in the traditional justice system, “the longer the sentence, the more likely they are to reoffend,” she said. She began her program in Joyceville about three years ago and “the government was not interested in supporting me at all.” She recently completed a similar program at the Collins Bay Institution, also in Kingston, this past winter, but lamented that the federal government appears intent on cancelling programs that appear to offer any help and/or hope to criminals. She pointed to one program that helped released sex offenders with a “99 per cent high risk” to reoffend.

They were paired up with members of the community, to help them with everything from social integration – something as simple as having a coffee – to help with finding employment and living space. She said that the members of the program had an “85 per cent success rate” of not re-offending. But their federal funding was cut anyway. Prison farms was also another program whose closing she lamented. She was asked if there was a pointof-no-return for some prisoners and she replied that “we do need a screening tool around that,” and that, say, extreme

psychopaths, who prey on emotional weaknesses in their victims, would just use the class to find out “how to manipulate people” better. In some of her dealings with Correctional Services Canada, she said she was sometimes made to feel as though “I’d been patted on the head,” but she holds out hope that “we get some buy-in from corrections.” Another concern she had about the prison system was the possibility of what she sees as creeping privatization. “I’m not sure that this particular government is interested in what works,” she said pointedly. “I think that there is a lobby for privatization, maybe.” For example, prisoners used to cook in the jails, with guard supervision. Now, food preparation is centralized, and prepared like hospital food, a system “which could be privatized.” Interestingly for her, the prison chaplaincy service has already been privatized. “I am concerned about that,” she said. While she admitted that restorative justice might not be popular with the federal Conservatives, “we need a massive education campaign about what actually works.” She pointed to how sex offenders are dealt with. “If we lock up sex offenders for indefinite periods of time, that will protect children,” she said, repeating a common talking point. But she countered by asking, “Who hurts children? Their own families,” since only about one per cent of child abductions are done at the hands of a “stranger.” A further 97 per cent of child abuse occurs at the hands of a family member, or someone known to the family. “One is absolutely too many,” she hastened to add. “But we are not solving the problem, while we are creating new ones.”

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On March 31, a protocol was signed that may save children’s lives. The Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Risk Review Protocol for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) and the Upper Canada District School Board is designed to help children in crisis. The goal of the protocol is to increase education and awareness on the topic of suicide, to assist district school boards and community partners to take active steps to support students who pose a risk of suicide and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children and youth in the community. The theatre at the North Grenville Municipal Centre was packed with educators, police officers, hospital executives and a number of representatives from children’s services, including Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth and Children’s Aid Society of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The development of this protocol is the result of the hard work and partnerships of the school boards, community mental health agencies, crisis teams and police services. Donaleen Hawes, Superintendent of School Effectiveness at the CDSBEO, provided an overview of the protocol. “This protocol is a joint initiative,” said Hawes. “It’s the result of all the people in this room coming together to form a collaborative protocol for children in crisis.” She said the document is a labour of love, which took endless hours over the course of two and a half years to compile. “Thank you all for the dedication you have shown,” said Hawes. “There have been lots of rewrites and revisions, which speaks to the importance of this protocol.” She said the protocol is designed to provide a collaborative response for children in crisis, either prior to or following a suicide. “The protocol allows for an active response to help students struggling with suicide,” said Hawes. “Today, we celebrate the dedication and willingness to formulate our mutual goals.” She said the document provides an outline for suicide prevention and intervention that will potentially save lives. Kevin Kapler, executive director of Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville, explained ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) that goes hand-in-hand with the new protocol. “This is one of my passions,” said Kapler. “Back in the 1980’s, there was a small community in Alberta that was experiencing a high rate of suicides. It made the media. A group came together at the University of Calgary, I believe, and researched suicide prevention. Through their work, the LivingWorks organization was created.” He explained LivingWorks has been in existence since 1982 and he was privileged to take one of their courses the following year. “Now, they offer a two day course to teach people the steps to take when they encounter an individual at risk,” said Kapler. “The LivingWorks training is very practical.” He explained a grant for suicide prevention strategy has enabled the school boards to increase the number of ASIST trainers tenfold in the last decade. “We have the capacity to provide training on an ongoing basis,” said Kapler. “The ASIST training aligns perfectly with this protocol. Now, we are not



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Windsor-built 1931 Chrysler Sport Coupe like new again after restoration Norman Legault of Kanata, Ontario, owns a 1931 Chrysler coupe with dual sidemounts, luggage carrier, and rumble seat built in Windsor, Ontario. He purchased the car about eight years ago from a retired Chrysler dealer from Kapuskasing now living in the village of Russell, southeast of Ottawa. The car had been restored years earlier but needed work. Norm removed and cleaned the gas tank, flushed the engine about three or four times before he got it running, found new headlight lenses, had the 4-wheel hydraulic brakes rebuilt, switched to electronic ignition, and bought new Coker tires. The car was then repainted in the original Royal Maroon with black fenders, assisted by his son, a painter by trade. Norm’s car was known as the CM Six in the U.S. and the Deluxe Sport Coupe in Canada. He has a magazine ad listing the price of his car when new at $1,140. The car has a straight six L-head engine with 217.8 cubic inches cranking out 70 horsepower at 3200 rpm with a Carter 1-bbl updraft carburetor The engine is mounted on rubber at four points, has a four-bearing crankshaft, and connecting rods and pistons are equal in weight. Further details include a wheelbase of 116.4 inches, overall length of 175.6 inches, and a weight of 2800 lbs. The front I-beam axle and solid rear axle

each have semi-elliptical leaf springs. The tires are 5.00X19 inches. The engine also has an oil filter, air cleaner, fuel pump, and crankcase ventilator. Other features include two cowl vents (“His” and “Hers”), side ventilators, adjustable front seat, steel running boards (some older cars had wooden ones), V-shaped grille, hydraulic shock absorbers, and threespoke steering wheel. Four body styles are listed for the 1931 Chrysler Six in a Used Car Handbook published in Canada: a 4-passenger roadster with rumble seat ($1140), a 4-passenger coupe with rumble seat ($1140), a 5-passenger sedan $1150), and a 4-passenger convertible coupe with rumble seat ($1205). We wish for Norm many more happy years of motoring in his 1931 Chrysler coupe! I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@sympatico. ca or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, Ont. N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in my column will receive a free autographed copy of my book: “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.”

Above, Norm’s car on display. Note the trumpet horns, fog lights, and yellow-on-black 1931 Ontario licence plate. Right, Norm’s 1931 Chrysler was a big hit in the parade at the Richmond, Ontario, fair on Sept. 13. Submitted photo



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The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) board of directors celebrated another successful year with the release of their 2014 Annual Report. The report highlights the numerous on-theground projects that happen throughout the Rideau watershed that drains over 4,000 square kilometres in eastern Ontario. “The conservation authority and its partners continue to bring quality, costeffective programs and services to its watershed municipalities and residents,” said RVCA’s Sommer Casgrain-Robertson. “It is a pleasure to look back and see so much valuable, relevant work being done throughout the Rideau watershed.” For 48 years RVCA, along with its many volunteers and partners, have been working to protect and enhance our local environment. Year after year, conservation authority staff, municipalities and partners continue to have a positive impact on the health and resilience of our watershed. Today’s investment in local watershed health will ensure a sustainable future that supports local communities, economies, tourism and recreation. Highlights for 2014 include: • $787,000 in grants distributed to landowners who undertook stewardship projects • 306,571 trees planted (4.9 million planted since 1984) • 60,000 visitors to conservation lands • 8,300 students experienced RVCA Outdoor Education Programs • 1,167 Planning Act applications received (minor variances, site plan control, subdivision applications, etc.) • 1,116 hours from 288 volunteers invested in Ot-

tawa’s City Stream Watch program to research and clean city streams • 1,099 applications for new or replacement septic systems received • 324 septic re-inspections completed in participating municipalities • 360 hours donated by 25+ volunteers to help monitor and sample Watershed Watch lakes • 277 applications received for work along wetlands, shorelines and waterways – 98 per cent approved • 100 stream sites sampled to monitor water quality (biology and chemistry) • 53 shorelines naturalized (1.76 kilometres) through the Shoreline Naturalization Program • 42 kilometres of trails maintained for public use at local conservation areas • 39 lakes monitored for nutrients, E.coli and other parameters • 18 flood warnings issued • Five stream cleanups and six invasive species removals on tributary streams • Release of the Kemptville Creek Subwatershed Report and six catchment reports “We continue to find creative ways to get our conservation work done,” said Casgrain-Roberston. “As it stands right now, for every $1 from our member municipalities, RVCA is able to convert that into $2 through grants, fundraising and unique partnerships.” For your copy of the RVCA 2014 Annual Report, visit or call 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 for a hard copy. To see what’s in store for 2015, look for our 2015 budget and work plan. Submitted by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.

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(Affectionately known as “The Colonial’s Lady” and previous owner of The Merrick Hotel). Passed away peacefully at the Kemptville General Hospital on Monday, April 6, 2015 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd T. “Bud” Gray. Loving mother of Gene (Stephanie), Dennis (Brenda Ashcroft), Theresa Balch (Donnie Brown) and Chris Gray. Cherished grandmother of Tim, Jennifer, Nicole, Chad, Todd, Marcie and Michelle. Gerry will be fondly remembered by her 14 great-grandchildren, and her sister-in-law Pat Slack. Gerry is also predeceased by her parents Hormisdas and Irene (nee Broudeur) Savary, her sister Lucienne and her sister-in-law Margie. Friends may gather at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Merrickville at 1p.m. Interment will take place at St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, Smiths Falls. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Church or Alzheimers Society of Lanark County. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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Eamer, Helen Catherine (nee Pettifer)

It is with much heartache that our family announces the passing of Helen on April 1, 2015. Born in Peterborough, Ontario April 13, 1926. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Elinor O’Connor, Barbara Eamer (Dawson), Valerie Whyte (Everett), grandchildren Mark (Ruth), Tammy, Shannon (John), Heather (Richard), great grandchildren Eric, Finlay, Teagan, Tate, Seamus, Marshall & Emmett. Helen was predeceased by her bothers Jim, Jack and Fred. Helen worked at Island Lodge in Ottawa as an R.N.A. for almost 25 years. There is nothing she wouldn’t do for family and was invaluable as a grandmother. Helen was an incredibly hard worker but also loved a rye, dancing, and of course a good game of euchre. We cannot thank enough the wonderful staff at the Almonte Country Haven for taking such fantastic care of Helen, and her family, throughout her stay there and especially at the end. Friends may visit the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Saturday April 11, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For those who wish, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.






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Kathy passed away tragically on Sunday, March 29th, 2015. She was predeceased by her loving mother Lynda in 2011 and by her dearly loved dad on March 14th, 2015. Cherished sister of Gary (Mary-Ellen), Sue Lambert, Heather (Bruce Beaulieu), Jill (Yoland Charbonneau), Gina (Gary) Creighton, Julie (John) Watson and Ryan Horne. Kathy will be sorely missed by her aunts, uncles, special nephew Jarrett, her colleagues at Ernst & Young and her many good friends. Services are being held privately for the family. In Kathryn’s memory contributions to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) or any humane society of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth (613-267-3765). Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit




WHITE Sheila M.C. (Born in Dublin, Ireland - June 24, 1923) Loved wife for 69 years to the late Robert “Bob” White (March 18, 2015). Passed away peacefully at Almonte Country Haven on Monday, March 30, 2015. Will be missed by her children, Teresa Rafter (The Late Harry), Sheila Thompson (Len), Linda Janveau (Gilles), and Rod (Janet). Survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donations in memory of Mom may be made to the Almonte Country Haven. Mom and Dad met in Aldershot, England and were married August 2, 1945. Mom was a War Bride who came to Canada in 1946. She raised 4 children and was blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes:

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Kerr Irwin “Arthur” Kerr

Passed away peacefully at B r o a d v i e w Nursing Home on Sunday, April 5, 2015, Arthur Kerr at the age of 93. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Alta Kerr and siblings Howard (Rachael) Kerr, Lawrence Kerr, Ryan Kerr, Arthur’s twin sister Iris (Michael) Watson, Lois (Robert) Clay, Muriel (Arthur) Neufeld. Will be sadly missed by siblings, Lloyd (the late Hazel) Kerr, Ryan’s wife Pearl Kerr, Patricia (Eustace) Saul and Ruth (Donald) Reimer. Predeceased by Patricia’s first husband Arthur Stitt. Cherished by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 1 to 2 pm. Service will take place in the Blair & Son Chapel at 2 pm. Interment, South Gower Cemetery. In remembrance, a donation of a new TY Beanie Baby would be appreciated. They will be given to children in the area. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit


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Williams, Ellen Isabel (nee Clarke) Ellen Williams, 93, formerly of Carleton Place, Ontario, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Lanark Lodge, Perth, Ontario. Born October 19, 1921 in Carleton Place, Ontario. She was the daughter of Sidney and Mary (Sample) Clarke. Beloved wife of the late James Henry Williams (Taffy). Predeceased by sisters Anna Tombs, Mabel Hornsey, Alice Graham, Emily Ferguson and brothers Sidney, Charles and John Clarke. Survived by her daughter Gail (George) Giles of Greenwood, Nova Scotia and son Wayne (Nancy) Williams of Perth, Ontario. Grandchildren Christopher (Melody) Giles, Paul (Heather) Giles, Craig (Laura) Williams, Kent and Katie Williams. Great Grandchildren Kalika and Nicholas Giles, Charlie and Adrian Williams. Ellen was a member of St James Anglican Church, Carleton Place and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, Carleton Place, Ontario. Friends may call at the of Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, Ontario on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 2 p.m. with Reverend Fr. David Andrew officiating. Interment at St. James Anglican Parish Cemetery later in the spring. Donations in memory of Ellen may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County or St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place.

We have said our final goodbyes to a lovely lady. Evelyn passed away peacefully at the Perth GWM Hospital on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 after a brief decline in health. During her 92+ years she was a daughter to Vic & Louie Hill of Peterborough, a loving wife and companion for 71 years to her husband Jim, a cherished mother to Roger (Lianne) and the late Don (Heather) of London ON, a much-loved Nana to Rayna (Trevor) Noble and Joel (Sonia) Sands of London ON and a Great-Nana to Samuel, Logan, Avery and Liam. Since moving to their home in “The Pines” from Toronto in 1998, she formed many strong friendships with neighbours and well as parishioners of St. James Anglican Church where she participated in many pastoral and outreach activities. She was always able to talk to people and to get them to open up about their troubles and concerns. Even well into her 90’s she loved to “visit the old people”, despite the fact that most were younger than her. Many thanks to the GWM 2nd floor nursing staff and students who were so kind and caring for Mum in her final days. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Friday, April 10th, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in St. James Anglican Church, Perth on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. In remembrance, contributions may be made to St. James Anglican Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


Died peacefully, April 2nd, 2015 in the Rosamond Chronic Care Unit, Almonte, with his son and daughter-in-law at his side. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Margaret (Munro), his parents Maria and Luigi and mother/father-in-law Pearl and Russell (RD) Munro. Loving father to Linda (Paul Christensen) of British Columbia and to Mark (Carol) of Carleton Place. Proud Nono to Maria Manzon-Barteau (Matthew) of Stittsville. Caring brother to Norma Bernacchi of Windsor. Nino will be missed by sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Italy and immigrating to Canada as an infant, Nino went to elementary school in Kirkland Lake, moving to Windsor with his family when he was twelve. He became a talented stone mason, leaving his work behind in many buildings and using his skills to help friends and neighbours. Nino and Margaret married in Ottawa in 1952 and settled on the 9th line of Beckwith. Their home was easily identified by the proudly flying Canadian flag in the front yard and the swimming pool that was a haven for many in the sweltering summers. Nino was a fun and loving person to be around and made friends wherever he went. He contributed to his community as a volunteer firefighter and participated in the preservation of historical buildings in Carleton Place. In their young life together, Nino and Margaret loved to dance and ski. Later, they had a love of making and sharing good food and wine and were active members of a wine club and of several spontaneous cooking clubs amongst friends and neighbours. Their upstairs room was fitted with a specially made table that could seat a crowd. Together they became talented maple syrup makers and stewards of a small maple bush. In their mid-years they enjoyed trips to Italy with Mickey and Rab and to Germany with Paul and Sheila. In their retirement years they made friends from Mexico and around the world on their annual trips to Zihuatanejo. Blessed with only two children, Nino held a special place in his home and his heart for several of Linda and Mark’s childhood friends: Ruthie, Wendy and Judy. Nino’s greatest joy was his granddaughter Maria. In the last years of her life, Margaret was afflicted with dementia and Nino was her devoted caregiver. In keeping with Nino’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place. Special thanks to Doctors Walker and Drake and to the nursing staff of Carleton Place and Almonte hospitals for their expert and attentive care. Thanks also to Rosamond roommate Ken (a good amigo) and his family for good conversation and much laughter. Those wishing to make a memorial donation may do so to the Carleton Place Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences, donations and tributes may be made at

Peacefully at the Smiths Falls Hospital on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in his 89th year. Predeceased by his beloved wives Marguerite and Gladys. Loving father to Richard Scott (Annie), Kirk Scott (Bonnie), Norma Scott and the late Raymond Scott. Dear Grandfather to Curry, Doug, Tina (Dave Bentley), Nicole (Riel Lacosse) and Matthew. Great-Grandfather of Seven. Cherished brother of Leonard (Erma) and Grace Patriquin. Dear friend of Shirley McGrath. Predeceased by his 10 brothers and sisters. Also survived and loved by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. As per Norm’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations to any charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at




Suddenly but peacefully at home with his beloved wife, Mary Anne by his side on Monday morning, March 30th, 2015. Lon Peter Cunningham of White Lake passed away at the age of 67. Dear son of the late Harold Cunningham and the late Irene Robillard. Dear brother of Ron (Gail) of Ottawa; Larry (Sandra) and Allen, both of White Lake and Karen Charbonneau (Joe) of Calabogie. Dear brother-in-law of Marsha Cunningham of Renfrew. Special son-in-law of Mary Nicholls (late Basil) of Arnprior and brother-in-law of Chris Nicholls (Sandra Pilon) of Elliot Lake and Patricia Marshall (Jeff) of Abbotsford, B.C. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The Cunningham family received friends during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday evening, April 3rd from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, April 4th from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. A Service to honour and remember Lon was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Spring interment White Lake Cemetery. In Lon’s memory, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes/Donations/Webcast

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Suddenly at The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior on Wednesday morning, April 1st, 2015; Dennis Anthony Materick passed away at the age of 72 years. Dear son of the late Anthony Materick and the late Evelyn Bustard. Loved father of Mark Materick (Cindy) of Arnprior and Kim Glass (Mark) of Brantford. Much loved grandfather of Brandon and Nathan Glass and Joshua Materick and great-grandfather of Mason. Also survived by 2 brothers: Ronald (Karen) of Chicago and Raymond of Vancouver. Predeceased by his only sister, Marlene Gibbs (Stan of Vancouver). Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Tributes/Donations






Passed away peacefully on April 4, 2015 in her 70th year. Cherished daughter of the late James Ovenden and Annie McCubbin. Predeceased by her husband John. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her loving son, Trevor, her daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and the many friends and family whose lives she has touched. Caroline was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for more than 15 years and donated her time to other charities, including the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. We are very grateful for the wonderful staff of Glengarry Memorial Hospital and Cornwall Community Hospital whose compassion and thoughtfulness brought Caroline and her family such comfort. Please consider making a donation to either the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation in Caroline’s memory. At Caroline’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. A family celebration of Caroline’s life will take place at a later date. Caroline was a truly wonderful person who will be sorely missed, but will remain forever in our hearts.

Passed away in the presence of his loved ones, in the Perth Hospital on Sunday, April 5th, 2015 at the age of 68 years. Beloved husband of Cathy (Young) Gibb; dearly loved father of Holly (Chris), Matthew (Kevin), Chrissy (Andrew) and Leslie (Stephen). Cherished grandfather of Gibbson, Elliott, Sara and Zoe. He will be sadly missed by his 2 brothers and 2 sisters, all his family and many friends. John was retired following many years of farming devoted to growing apple trees. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Blair & Son Family Centre, 15 Gore Street West, Perth, on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. In remembrance, contributions to the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit



March 24, 1951 – December 17, 2014 A celebration of life will be held at the Smiths Falls Civitan Club, 12468 Hwy #15, on Saturday April 18, 2015 from 2 to 4pm.

WHITE, Gerald H.


Charles Retired Colonel Canadian Armed Forces Peacefully passed away at the Hilltop Manor, Merrickville on Friday, April 3, 2015, aged 87 years. Loved husband of Jessie, father of Karen Benoit. Stepfather of Leslie (David) and Stacey (David). Stepgrandfather to Meredith (Shawn) and their son Caellum, Daryl and his daughter Jaiden, and Emma. Friends and family are invited to visit at the Grant Brown Chapel, Kemptville, on Friday, April 10th, 2015 from 12 noon to 2 p.m., immediately followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel. Donations in memory of Charles may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or Parkinson Society, Canada. Condolences/Tributes/ Donations: 613-258-2435

Suddenly but very peacefully at home on Thursday afternoon, April 2nd, 2015; Gerald Henry White of Arnprior passed away at the age of 74 years. Survived by his adored children Thomas, William and Lydia, as well as their mother, Nicole. Beloved twin brother of Jane Campbell. Predeceased by his sister, Judith White and brother Donald White. Loved companion of Fay. Loving uncle of Dr. Victoria Campbell-Arvai and Stephanie Campbell-Nikolovsky. Dearly cherished by the Bélanger, Giannini, Fowler, Rimbach and Lévesque families. Gerry was a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute where he began his career as a professor of Architecture for over 30 years at Algonquin College. Retired member of the RCMP stationed in Twillingate, Nfld. Gerry was an active member of many community partnerships. Gerry’s family received friends during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Wednesday, April 8th from 3 to 5 and 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. A Twilight Service to honour and remember Gerry’s life followed in the Pilon Family Chapel at 8 o’clock. In memoriam donations to the Partners in Caring Foundation of the Arnprior Hospital would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes/Donations/Webcast


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Passed away peacefully at Maple View Lodge Athens, on Friday March 27th, 2015. Garnet Struthers age 95 years, formerly of Toledo. Beloved husband of the late Lila Struthers (nee Kilborn). Dear father of Dwayne Struthers and his wife Nancy of Toledo. Loving grandfather of Jennifer Struthers of Boise, Idaho and Ross Struthers of Toledo. Dear brother of Vera McNamara (Hugh) of Kinmount. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 5 sisters, Bill of Guelph, Clarke of Glenburnie, Harry of Kingston, Harriet Warren, Helen Struthers, Ruth Lackie, Eccles Cross and Beth Burns, all of Lansdowne. Also survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Velma Struthers and Joan Barnell, both of Kingston. Garnet will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Harry Struthers and the former Sophia Cheetham. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the Judson Funeral Home Athens, on Friday, April 17th, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrews United Church Toledo on Saturday April 18th, at 11 am. Interment to follow at St. Andrews United Church Cemetery. In memoriams to Maple View Lodge, St. Andrews United Church or the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at: Fidelity Lodge # 650 will hold a Memorial Service in the Funeral Home on Friday April 17th, at 6:30 pm. Sister Lodges Welcome. JUDSON FUNERAL HOME 613-924-2626 0409.CLR597405


Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Monday evening, March 30th, 2015. Robert Gary Thomlison of Arnprior passed away following a brief illness at the age of 72. Dear son of the late Ivan Thomlison and the late Gertrude Dupuis. Beloved husband of Denise (nee St. Denis). Predeceased in 2007 by his first wife, Irene (nee Duhn). Dearly loved father of Debbie Mantil (Jim) of Cantley, P.Q.; Sheri Stanton (Mark) of Prospect, Ontario and Tyler Thomlison (Christine) of Arnprior. Loved brother of Maxine Desjardins (late Denis) of Arnprior. Cherished and proud grandfather of Laurier, Josh and Mackenzie Mantil; Sarah Stanton, Nathan and Emma Thomlison and the late Rebecca Budau. Fondly remembered by Denise’s family: Michelle MacDowall (Randy Richard) Tracy Lynn Denault (Carl); Craig Whyte (Marie-Claude Généreux); Jack and Carly Denault. Gary is also survived by many nieces, nephews and countless friends. Family and friends were invited to visit with Gary’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday, April 4th from 2 to 5 p.m and again from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. A Twilight Service to honour and remember Gary Thomlison was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday at 7:30. A reception followed. In memory of Gary, a donation to the Arnprior Special Olympics would be gratefully acknowledged. Condolences/Tributes/Donations/Webcast







A Celebration Of Life

Caroline (nee Ovenden)

John William Gibb






CLARK, ROLAND SMITH, MARGARET “MAGGIE” (April 17, 1945 – April 1, 2015) (Member of Arnprior Community Living) Suddenly at home early Wednesday morning, April 1st, 2015; Margaret “Maggie” Smith of Arnprior passed away at the age of 69 years. She is survived by her brother, John Smith of Winnipeg and her sister Bernie Savoy of Calgary, Alberta. Also survived by her many caregivers, co-residents and friends at Community Living. She will be missed. Friends may join us for visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Thursday, April 9th from 9:30 until the time of a Funeral Service in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Interment will take place in Winnipeg at a later date. In memory of Maggie, a donation to Community Living would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes/Donations


Peacefully at Hospice Renfrew on Wednesday morning, April 1st, 2015. Roland Elmer Clark of Arnprior passed away following a valiant struggle with cancer at the age of 90 years. Dear son of the late Leslie Clark and the late Lora Ethlyn Mills. Husband for over 68 years of Lorna (nee Saunders). Dearly loved father of Donna Alfano (late Carmen) and Wendy Grose (Harold), both of Arnprior. Dear brother of Donna Smith (late Ron) of Lanark. Brother-in-law of Donetta Watson (late Ron) and Lois Russett (Blyth), both of Arnprior. Predeceased by his only grandson, Jason Grose as well as siblings: Douglas, Leland, Eleanor Kasycz, Lois Johnson and Joyce O’Brien. Roland was born in Sutton, Quebec and grew up in Lac Megantic. At the age of 15, he hopped on his bicycle and travelled to Montreal where he lied about his age and enlisted into the Armed Forces for the first time. Five months later, his Dad finally caught up with him and had Roland discharged. At the age of 17, Roland enlisted into the Royal Canadian Navy and trained on the HMCS Saguenay in Halifax and later became a coder. Roland received honourable discharge in September of 1945. After the war, the grocery business became a way of life for Roland and Arnprior would become home. A short stint at Cliff’s Radio Repair a well as a stop at the Cabinet Factory in Arnprior also contributed to Roland’s earnings. If you knew Roland, you also knew that golf was his greatest passion. An avid player and longtime member of both the Arnprior Gold Club as well as the Madawaska Golf Course, Roland was a multiple championship winner at both courses. A graveside service at the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior will take place in the intimacy of Roland’s family early this summer. In memory of Roland, a donation to Hospice Renfrew or the Arnprior Humane Society would be much appreciated. Condolences/Tributes/Donations/Webcast

Peacefully at the Perth & Smiths Falls District HospitalPerth Site on Monday April 6, 2015. Fern Chatsick of RR # 1, Portland, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Bruce Lewis. Dear mother of Nancy (Ron) Bresee of RR #1, Portland and Kim (Paul) Howard of Carrying Place. Dear sister of Mickey (Doris) Chatsick of Pembroke and Grace Janes of Orangeville. Predeceased by sisters, Elga Verch and Elaine Ristow and brothers, Kenneth, Ellard, Edward, Raymond, Harold and Roy. Fondly remembered by grandchildren, Bradley (Holly), Craig (Amy), Matthew (Danielle), Kate-Lyn (Justin), Bai-Lee (Marty) as well as great-grandchildren, Travis, Jordon, Brooke, Peyton, Cole, Jason, Caleb and Audrey. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the SCOTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 27 Main Street, Elgin on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Service in Olivet Baptist Church, 30 Church Street, Westport on Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Westport. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to Olivet Baptist Church or The Gideons would be appreciated by the family. (Memorial donations by cheque only) Burial, Cremation and Pre-Arrangement Centre

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(Proud and Lifelong Dairy Farmer’s wife) Suddenly at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning, April 2nd, 2015; Gail Young of Arnprior passed away at the age of 77 years. Dear daughter of the late Archie Edwards and the late Bertha MacEachern (formerly of Navan). Beloved wife, partner and best friend of Robert “Bob” Young. Dearly loved mother of Barbara Young (Abe Haasnoot) of Wiarton, Ontario; Blair Young (Paula Needham) of Arnprior and Laura Young-Glofcheski (husband Mike Glofcheski) of Pakenham. Predeceased by a daughter, Heather on February 4, 1979 and Heather’s boyfriend, Kirk Robertson on February 3, 1979. Proud and devoted “Grandma” of Kirk (Melissa), Sara, John, Meghan, Maisie and Kathleen. Dear sister of Stanley Edwards (late Hilda companion Lois Thomas) of Navan and Mary Munro (Garnet) of Orleans. Predeceased by 2 sisters: Muriel Holford (late Norm) and Maysie Rivington (late Garrett). Gail will be fondly remembered by the Young family; her many nieces and nephews as well as so many good friends whose lives she has touched in her lifetime. The Young family will receive friends during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Tuesday, April 7th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. A Service to honour and remember Gail’s life will follow in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Interment White Lake Cemetery later in the Spring. For those wishing, a donation to CHEO would be appreciated by Gail’s family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations/Webcast




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Passed away peacefully at home Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the age of 57 years. Andrea is survived by her mother Donna Shaw (nee Tracy), father Lyman Allen and her sister Cheryl Allen. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Andrea’s life on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00 am at Wall Street United Church, 5 Wall St., Brockville, Ontario K6V 4R8. A reception at the church will follow. Interment will take place at a later date in Tracy, New Brunswick. Expressions of sympathy can be made through donations to the Ontario SPCA, Leeds and Grenville Branch.


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Passed away in hospital in Perth in the presence of family on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at the age of 60 years. Predeceased by his parents Rose (Pennett) and Ted Breeze and his brother Richard Breeze. Carl will be missed by his siblings Rosemary (Tony) Van Hartskamp, Ted, Bill (Kay), Larry (Alice) Breeze, Jim (Caroline) and Walter Smith and Doris (Smith) Bevan, all his family and friends. Service and interment for Carl will be held later in Napanee. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.) would be appreciated.

PEPPER – In loving memory of a dear Mother & Grandmother Jean (Linton) Pepper who left us on April 11, 2014 Our thoughts are ever with you Though you have passed away. And those who loved you dearly Are thinking of you today. Loved Forever and Always, Shane, Sara, Bryanna, Maxwell and Crystal

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ARMSTRONG, Judith Mildred – In hospital Perth, Thursday April 7th 2005 in her 50th year. Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow My life’s been full, I savoured much Good friends, good times & loved ones touch Perhaps my time seemed all too brief Don’t lengthen it now with untrue grief Lift up your heart and share with me God wanted me now He set me free. Rememebered and sadly missed by her family and friends

Camile (Ken)

Proudly served in the Royal Canadian Airborne in his 83rd year, passed away March 21st 2015 in Ottawa with his family by his side. Son of the late Bert Cole and Gladys Morin, beloved husband to the late Gail Riley. Brother to Marjorie (Bill), Beverley (Gary), Shirley-Ann (Donnie). Loving father of Danielle Cole (Mike), Danny Lacasse, Tim Lacasse (Bev), Kim Laronde (Ken), Brad Cole (Tracey). He leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren also many cousins, nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends from Cumberland Lodge. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at Centennial Hall, 43 Park Street, Easton’s Corners from 1-4 on April 25th 2015. We all love you very much and miss you more and more everyday.




Carl Wilfred Breeze

KENTZIGER Peacefully at Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (Smiths Falls Site) on Good Friday, April 3, 2015. Ken Kentziger in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the Late Stella Yarworski. Dear father of Robert Kentziger of Lanark. Dear brother of Dave (Judy) Kentziger of Winnipeg. A Private Family Inurnment Service will be held at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (Cancer Centre) or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home- 27 Main Street Elgin - K0G 1E0 - 613-359-5555 or at




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Passed away peacefully at Smiths Falls Hospital on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the age of 77. Beloved father of Lisa (Greg) Mercier and Lorianne Commodore. Loving grandfather of Ryan, Kayla, Collin and Alicia. Doug is predeceased by his parents Ben and Pearl (nee McManus) and his brother Ron. He is survived by his brothers Gord and Jim Commodore as well as his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. As per Doug’s wishes a private service for his family will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to LAWS.


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O’NEILL, JACK - April 10, 2014 Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on the snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the mornng’s hush; I am the swift uplifting rush, Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there; I did not die. Always Loved Elsie Carl and Gail Mike and Karen grandchildren and great grandchildren

PEPPER – In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great grandfather, Douglas Pepper, who passed away April 12, 2000. Though his smile is gone forever, And his hand we cannot touch We have so many memories Of the one we love so much. His memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part God has him in His keeping We have him in our hearts. Sadly missed and always remembered by Bonnie and Gary Erin, Jacob and Abby, Jen, Ryan, Emily and Liam

Memorial Service on April 18, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rosedale Hall for retired Captain Campbell McDermid of the Montague Fire Department who passed away on December 14, 2014 Loving husband of June



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AFFLECK – In loving memory of a dear Husband, Father, Grandfather and GreatGrandfather, Murray, who passed away April 7, 2007. Dear is his memory, sweet is his name Close to our hearts he will always remain Others are taken, we surely know But he was ours and we miss him so Forever loved, Lina and family

CHANT, Arthur 1925-2005, In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather, who passed away April 9, 2005. We are sending a dove to heaven, With a parcel on its wings. Be careful when you open it, It’s full of beautiful things. Inside are a million kisses, Wrapped in a million hugs. To say how much we miss you, And sending you all our love. We hold you close within our heart, And there you will remain. To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Always remembered, cherished forever. Gwen, Blair, David, Diane, Paul, Carol, Dan & families.

McGOVERN, James - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away three years ago April 6, 2012. Three years have passed since you have gone, The voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our hearts, Which never can be filled. The years may wipe out many things But this they’ll wipe out never; The memory of those happy days, When we were all together. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Sharron, Sheryl, Marcia and family.

MORRIS - In loving memory of our dear Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Pansy, who passed away April 5, 2002. You’re gone but not forgotten, As it dawns another year, In our lonely hours of thinking, Thoughts of you are always near. To us you were so special, What more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts, That you were here today. Always Loved and missed by your Children, Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren.

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FOR SALE Bag Boy push golf cart. Used three seasons, in excellent condition. Yellow and black with removable front wheel. Folds for easy storage and transport. All tires solid rubber for any course terrain. Card and accessory holder, drink holder as well. Comfort grips for easy pushing and brake to ensure it doesn’t roll away. $75.00. Call 613-207-0317.





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One blk male 8wk old pom/yorkie $550, also yorkies m/f, one wht/beige pom/Japanese Spitz dog $100 needs good country home. Looking to rent or rent to own 3-4 bedroom country home. Call 613-970-1560.

Weslo Elliptical Trainer, like new only used a couple of times! Paid $625 new, asking $175. Programmable, pre-set routines, calorie monitor. Will deliver to your door in Smiths Falls or Perth. Call 613-207-0317.

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

Driftin’ Doug 2015 CD release with Steve Piticco and Andy Schick, May 2, 8 p.m. St. James Anglican Church, Beckwith St., Perth.

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2 bdrm little house, out- skirts of Smiths Falls. $995 + utils. 1st & last. Bonnie Zelicz 613-284-3013.

Carleton Place- shared apartment $500.00 Inc util. cable, int. 1 bedroom apt 675.00, bachelor $590.00 plus utilities. 2 bedroom $980.00 inc util. ALM/Appleton Rooms $490.00. (2)2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bath- room, util, int, basic cable, laundry $1100.00. Inside and outside storage. Craig 613-253-7777.

Mississippi Lake, 3 bed- room, 2 bath, open con- cept, newly renovated, large deck, beautiful view with access beach, boat ramp, fully furnished, $1500/mnth + heat & hy- dro, no smoking. Available i m m e d i a t e l y . 613-621-5405

We repair, modify or demolish any size of structure. Salvaged buildings, timber and logs for sale. Various size buildings. Fully insured.

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Canadian Firearm/Hunter Safety Courses. Call Dave Arbour 613-257-7489 or visit www. for dates and details of courses near you.

Hay, first cut, timothy, brome, small square bales, $3.50, excellent horse hay. Carleton P l a c e / P e r t h 613-326-0366.

Hunter Safety/Canadian Fire-arms Courses and ex- ams held once a month at Carp. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

Hay for sale, large square bales, 1st & 2nd cut, never rained on & stored inside. 613-314-3819 613-720-21 143.

LAWN & GARDEN 2015 Ariens Gravely & Husqvarna Lawn Equip- ment in stock. Beat the price increase. Service after Sales since 1999. Free local delivery. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053

WANTED Wanted - furnace oil, will remove tank if possible. Call 613-479-2870.

VEHICLES 2003 Mini Cooper Sport - blue, 5 spd. manual, heat- ed seats, air, newer clutch & muffler, power win- dows, locks, mirrors, comes with winter set of tires on rims, 196,000km, certified and e-tested. $4990. 613-240-8364 2008 Chrysler 300, 3.5L, Touring, 154,000km, super nice car, certified, e-tested. $8000. 613-989-3614

MOTORCYCLES Honda Goldwing 2008, fully loaded, with trailer, $19,500. 613-267-5819.

TRAILERS / RV’S 1977 Prowler, 20’ tandem axle, everything works, new roof & tires, $1800 o.b.o. 613-913-1371 2002 Wildcat 29ft, 5th Wheel with bunk beds. A/C and powered large slide. Asking $9500 with hitch. Phone 613-812-1777.


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



613-283-0220 Prime Retail Space available on Gore Street, Perth, available May 1. or Jill 613-552-0035

1 Bedroom - Well main- tained, clean, quiet apart- ment building across from Almonte hospital stove, fridge, parking and base heat included, hydro extra Laundry in building on first floor $640. Call 613-913-3095 1 Bedroom Apartments downtown Perth, $700 utilities included. 613-267-6115

2 and 1 Bedrooms for rent Horseshoeing & trimming. on Russel St, and 10-20 Certified Farrier, call John Pearl St. Contact Darlene Kantor 613-283-9799 or 613-267-7478. 613-207-1255 Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. STORAGE Contact Bob Perkins at 613-342-6030.

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2 bedroom apartment, Carleton Place. 4 applianc- es and parking. $800/month plus heat and hydro. References, first and last month required. 613-257-2087.

Central Carleton Place, 3 Bedroom, newer building, gas fireplace, 4 appliances, parking, $1280/mnth, hy- dro extra, first/last Available May 1. 2 bedroom- Carleton 613-301-8402. Place, $710. Well main- tained, clean, quiet apart- ment building, secure entrance, stove, fridge, Code Apartments. Smiths parking included, hydro Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 extra, laundry on first bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, floor. 613-294-2076 stove, parking, laundry fa- 2 Bedroom, centrally locat- cilities. 613-283-7779. ed, fridge, stove, heat, hy- dro included. $850/mnth. Colonel By Luxury adult Call Perry, Weagle Realty apartments. Close to Ltd. Brokerage. County Fair Mall in 613-284-4191 Smiths Falls. Air condi- 2 bedroom furnished tioning, exercise room, home with access to Otter party room, library and Lake. Utilities included. No elevator. 613-283-9650. pets. $1,100/mth. Downtown Perth, 1 Bed- 613-283-8387. room or 2 bedroom apart- $$680-$720 + 2 bedroom mobile home, ment, 5 minutes from Perth, hydro, non-smoking, no- pets, 613-302-9008. large yard. 613-812-2057. Great 1 & 2 Bdrm units for rent in Smiths Falls highly sought after Aber- deen & Carssridge 50 plus buildings! All inclusive rents with laundry on site. Hurry these won’t last! 3 Bedroom, 2 level, all 613-256-4309. inclusive, quiet neighborhood in Smiths Kemptville, 1 bedroom Falls, fresh paint! available immediately, cen- $990/mnth, available May trally located, references 1. 613-206-0121 or email: required. 613-264-8439. wrightmedia0554@gmail.c om Kemptville- 2+1 bedroom, 3 bedroom townhouse in over 1400 sq. ft., close to Almonte. 1-1/2 baths, schools, shopping. No large living room and pets. $1,100/month in- kitchen, air conditioned. cludes heat. Hydro extra. No pets. $1,200/month 613-296-4704. plus utilities. 613-256-4847. Kemptville area, spacious Apartment for rent, Coffee 1 bedroom apartment, Culture Building. Must fridge, stove, carport. No see. Over looking Smiths dogs. First/last, referenc- Falls. Contact Darlene Kan- es. $625 plus utilities. immediately. tor 613-283-9799 or Available 6 1 3 - 2 5 8 - 4 2 1 9 613-207-1255 613-258-2607. BACHELOR APT, Every- thing in plus Wi-Fi and Satelite. In Pakenham. Call Large 2 bedroom apart- ment, Heat, hydro, water, 613-624-5413 fridge, stove, parking and Carleton Place, clean one access to laundry includ- ed. $1,050/month. Smiths bedroom apartment for rent, 1 parking spot, $700/month Falls. Call Perry. Weagle plus utilities, first/last, no Realty Ltd. Brokerage pets. Available May 1. 613-284-4191. 613-250-0032 613-283-522 60 Large 2 bedroom. Hard-

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

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2 BR apartment Merrick- ville newly renovated, wood floors all inclusive 1200/month large deck/laundry. Non-smok- ers June 1. Call 613-277-9018.

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1973 MF40 (Industrial 135) Tractor, Loader, Backhoe & Cab with 2300 original PETS hours. Excellent condition asking $9500 or B/O. MF224 Baler and Allied Hy- Free puppy, Australian draulic drive stooker. Ex- Heeler mix, 5 mnths old. cellent condition $2900. 613-492-0168 Phone 613-812-1777. 4x4 round bales of hay. Stored inside. $25 per bale. 613-349-4461.



wood, Free parking, se- curity, 149 Church Street, Almonte, $895/month plus utilities, available begin- ning April. 613-769-6697. Large 4 bedroom, brick split level home, on border of Carleton Place & Perth, Tennyson Road, $1500/month. 613-267-5746


Perth, for sale or rent: spacious two-bedroom luxury condo unit, Carolina Court. Secure, elevator, balcony, view of Tay River and golf course. Walking distance to downtown, parking, 1.5 baths, air con- ditioning, 5 appliances, par- tyroom. $1,500.00/month. Utilities/ cable extra. Or $206,900. Immediate occu- Osgoode: 2 bedroom apt. pancy. 613-354-7643. Appliances, laundry & parking included. Walking Perth, May 1, 1 bedroom distance to all amenities. ground floor garden suite, $800/month plus utilities. including fridge, stove, No pets please, available. heat, hot water, parking 613-826-3142. and coin laundry in base- ment. $750. Perth- 2 bedroom apart- 613-264-1102. ment $750/mth, in mod- ern, well maintained, Perth, small 1 bedroom, centrally located building. close to Algonquin, in- Security/intercom system, cludes heat, water, fridge, professionally maintained, stove, no pets, non smok- building, $615. laundry facilities. Parking ing included. Plus hydro. Available May 1. first/last, Call 613-257-2338. 613-298-2983. Perth, 1 bedroom apartment 3rd floor quiet, secured downtown building, heat, water, fridge & stove includ- ed. $675/month, references required 613-264-4565. Perth, 1 bedroom apart- ment includes heat, water, fridge, stove, $650/month. First and last months rent. Non-smoking. No pets. Available May 1. 613-257-2338. Perth. 1 bedroom second floor apartment, down- town, heated. $675/month. 613-264-1102. Perth, 10 Craig St. 2 bed- room apartment in quiet, clean, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking and laundry included. $820/month + utilities. Phone 613-283-5996. Perth, 2 & 3 bedroom, recently renovated, $810/month, hydro extra. New fridge and stove. Call Jill 613-552-0035. Perth, 2 bedroom apartment 2nd floor, quiet secured downtown building, heat, water, fridge & stove includ- ed. $800/month, references required 613-264-4565.


CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian Record Suspen- sion (Criminal pardon) seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation, peace of mind? Free consultation: South Mountain. 1 bdrm 1-800-347-2540 Nation River waterfront, one level, perfect for sen- iors. A/C and appliances, VACATION/COTTAGES storage, parking. $730/mo Kevin 613-299-5422. Smiths Falls. Toulon Place Apartments. Ground Floor 2 bedroom $950/month. Available April 1. Heat and hydro included. First/last re- quired. Please call 613-283-9650.

South Mountain, spacious 2-3 upstairs bedroom apartment, $750/month heat & hydro extra. No pets, no smoking. First/ last. Call 613-800-1542.

Spacious 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment overlooking Ri- deau Canal Smiths Falls, back deck perfect for BBQing. Bonus room per- fect for office. Washer and Perth, Small bachelor dryer on site. $850 + 613-240-8364. basement apartment, utilities. walking distance to Algon- Available May 1st. quin, includes heat, water, fridge & stove, $520/mnth, Townhouse for rent. Ap- non-smoking, no pets, prox. 10 km from Smiths available May 1. first/last. Falls, no dogs, 2 big bed- rooms, 1 and a half Bath- Call 613-257-2338 rooms, nice backyard. April 1st. Perth, smoke free, bi-level Available apartment, close to down- 775.00/mth plus Hydro. town. Galley kitchen, open 613-286-2805. concept to living space. Two bedrooms upstairs REAL ESTATE with large bathroom. $885.00 includes heat and hydro. One year lease. First/last month’s rent re- 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 storey, quired. Call 613-264-0002. gas furnace, many up- dates, small lot, downtown Renovated, 2 bedroom Smiths Falls. $129,000. apartment in downtown 613-283-8703. Perth, $800. Available im- mediately. Water included. Rural building lots 1.3 Coin laundry in building. acres 10km east of Perth on 613-464-3336. Drummond School Road. Call Jim 613-223-6565 for Room with view- between details Perth/Carleton Place, extra large furnished bachelor Wanted to buy- Perth, suite, available immediate- house or income property, ly. No pets. No smoking. any condition. Please call $675/month includes heat, Dave 613-261-3614. hydro, cable, high speed internet and indoor park- ing. References. PERSONAL 613-326-0366.

Shamrock Apartments, 1 bedroom apartment $660/mnth includes heat, hydro extra. 3 bedroom apartment $890/mnth in- cludes heat, hydro extra. Perth, 2 bedroom apart- No smoking, no pets. ment, $715/month. Plus 613-264-8380. hydro; Clean, secure build- ing. Parking, coin laundry facility. Seniors welcome. Smiths Falls, completely renovated, large 3 bed- 613-803-4258 rooms, semi-detached unit, parking, small yard, Perth, 2 bedroom ground non smoker, no pets, floor apartment, $750 plus first/last, $1000 + heat & hydro. No pets, hydro. 613-342-0829. 613-267-4831. Smiths Falls, large 1 bed- Perth, 30 Mather, 2 bed- room apt, ground floor, pri- room apartment, available vate yard, Quiet adult immediately. Newly reno- building. $795/mnth plus hy- vated with laminate floor- dro, heat included. Referenc- ing, parking included, es required. 613-220-0698. $750/month plus hydro, 613-326-0903.

Perth, central 3 bedroom, fully renovated 2 storey house, 2 full baths, open concept living/din- ing/kitchen area. New gas furnace/hot water tank. Available June 1. $1,250 McDonalds Corners. plus utilities. References Newer three bedroom required. 613-261-3614. home close to public beach at Dalhousie Lake. All appliances included. Perth, Elmgrove Road. Two Propane heat and utilities bedroom, smoke free, extra. One year lease. country log home with four First/last month’s rent re- appliances. One year lease. quired. $1,100.00. Re- First/Last month’s rent re- $900.00 plus spectfully no smoking, no quired utilities. Call 613-264-0002. pets. Call 613-264-0002



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 Handyman Jos, Trust- worthy, Reliable, Gets the job done. Years of professional experience to meet the needs of your project. Specializ- ing in home electrical projects. Cell : 613-862-9077 I clean as you ask I am very approachable for Perth Area. Call Sherri 613-264-0884.

Job Well Done Contracting, tree removal, tile re- moval, floor grinding, ISA Cottage Road Grading & Certified Arborist, fully in- Brushing, skid-steer, mini sured, free estimates. excavating services, heavy Greg 613-893-3581 duty bush-hogging servic- es upto 4� diameter, stump M&K Renovations looking removal. 613-200-1153. for jobs: Siding, decking, fencing, drywall, painting, laminated floors, windows, WORK WANTED doors. Call Mike for quote, 613-259-2525, “A1� Handyman with half- 613-326-8041. ton truck. Dump hauling, wood splitting, tree re- Professional & Reliable moval, carpentry, siding, Movers- 2 Men & 17’ painting, roofing, general Cube $95/hr, 2 Men & 16’ maintenance. Call Kevin Refrigerated Cube Van $95 613-253-4764. hr + Fuel Surcharge, 3 Men & 25’ Moving Van Bookkeeping - Profes- $125/hr. Call to Book your sional, Reliable Bookkeep- Move 613-284-8281. ing Service - A/R, A/P, weekly/ bi-weekly payroll, WSIB, HST remittance, T.L.C. reconciliations. Please Call HOME 613-264-4408


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

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



Alcoholics Anonymous 613-284-2696. Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? There is help available for you in AL-ANON/Alateen. Call 613-284-6100, 257-3138, 272-3105, 203-3713, 826-2566, 283-5038. If you know the whereabouts of Jonathan Minshall (Minshull), approximate age: 30 years old, please contact Jo Minnie at 613-264-9991 ext. 5124 or Sheena Dunham ext. 6101. Overeaters Anonymous 613-264-5158





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Quiet Adult Campground. All services, near Merrick- ville, Ontario. Rideau Riv- er, tennis, fishing, petangue, bingo. Big lots. $1,250 per season. 613-269-4664.


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If you possess a desire to help others who are experiencing difficulties and/or distress please call Debbie or Bruce at (613) 345-1290 or 1-866-544-5614 as soon as possible. Training is provided.


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SALES PERSON: experience in the asphalt industry GROUND FOREMAN: must have asphalt and grading experience and able to instruct employees OPERATORS: skid steer, backhoe and small grader ROLLER OPERATOR: experienced AZ DRIVER: clean abstract and minimum of 5 years experience CASUAL LABOURERS: WANTED IMMEDIATELY: Mechanically inclined person to assist in garage

To apply please call 613-253-0281 to arrange for an inteview

Apprentice Carpenter Wanted. Busy residential construction company looking for full-time apprentice Carpenter. Please send resume to or by phone Women Painters. Fifty contact Shades of White, 50 Years 613-812-1485. Experience! (Donna & Sheena). Specializing in homes for sale. Interior/Exterior, Expert Colour Match, Free Estimates, References Kemptville 613-204-7916

is seeking PSWs for our Weekend Respite Program Hiring for days, evenings, nights every second weekend Please send resumĂŠ to: Melinda Coleman 115 Christie Lake Rd. Perth, ON, K7H 3C6 or Email:



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Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario (STEO) is a transportation consortium of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). STEO provides transportation for approximately 33,000 students traveling over 120,000 kilometres daily to over 150 sites across Eastern Ontario. The IT Coordinator is responsible for managing the Information Technology operations of the organization. This includes the design and implementation of safe, efficient and effective computerized student transportation systems. The IT Coordinator also oversees all administrative systems, including the purchase and maintenance of office hardware, software and telephone systems. The IT Coordinator focuses on customer service, the establishment of and adherence to appropriate internal controls, and the meeting of all student transportation deadlines. Advice is provided to senior management on information technology policies, reporting issues, authorization policies and continuous improvement. The IT Coordinator also develops and monitors operating budgets and supervises the human resources within the IT department. As the ideal candidate, you possess the following: s 5NIVERSITY DEGREE OR YEAR COLLEGE DIPLOMA IN #OMPUTER 3CIENCE 4ECHNOLOGY or equivalent program. s n YEARS OF PROGRESSIVE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE INCLUDING CLIENT SUPPORT s n YEARS OF PROGRESSIVE MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE s 0ROVEN TRACK RECORD OF EXPERIENCE IN )4 $EVELOPMENT HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SUPPORT s %XPERIENCE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF TECHNICAL and operational requirements. s $EMONSTRATED ABILITY TO RESEARCH AND EVALUATE SOLUTIONS TO TECHNICAL CHALLENGES TO PLAN ORGANIZE DESIGN AND DIRECT SIGNIlCANT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUNCTIONS and to configure, upgrade and maintain the organization’s technical systems. s 0ROJECT -ANAGEMENT TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE STEO offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. STEO is an equal opportunity employer. Please email your cover letter and resume by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24th, 2015 to the attention of Janet Murray at CLS449915_0409

C.A.C.E Construction is hiring for the following positions with experience in sewer/water: Foreman, Pipe Layer, Deckman, Operators. Send resume to: or Fax 613-822-7970.

First Choice Haircutters requires full-time/part-time stylists in Carleton Place, guaranteed hourly wage, profit sharing, paid vacation, benefits. Please call Jenn or Jessie in Carleton Place 613-253-8841.

Farm labourers, seasonalMay to October, plant, harvest, weed, weekends, 40-50 hours/week. Rate 11$/hr. Contact

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Busy Almonte restaurant is looking for experienced cooks and dishwasher. To work part-time hours including weekends. Please submit resume to: info@millstreetcrepecomp or call 613-720-0456 to arrange an interview.



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

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


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Professional, reliable & experienced in tree removal, home renovations, general home maintenance & carpentry. Contact Stephan or Frank 613-793-3300 or 613-204-9281.


Are you a licensed mechanic (310J) who is looking for interesting and challenging work? Are you a self starter who takes initiative, you have excellent organizational skills, ability to problem solve and multi task. You must have your own tools and be willing to work a continental 12 hour shift (3 on, 2 off/2 on, 3 off). This position offers a competitive wage package and includes benefits with many of the benefits starting first day of employment. Interested in what we have? Please apply by mail to: KRISKA HOLDINGS LIMITED Human Resources, P.O. Box 879, Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 By Fax: 613-925-1246 By Email:


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Permanent full-time The Village of Merrickville-Wolford (population 2800) is located one hour south of the City of Ottawa on the banks of the historic Rideau Canal. The Village is seeking a self-starter with a positive attitude to fill this position. Reporting to the CAO/Clerk, the Treasurer manages the dayto-day administration of the general accounting, revenue collection and payroll departments. The Treasurer is responsible for the financial matters of the corporation with key duties including, but not limited to: s PREPARE AND MONITOR BUDGETS AND FORECASTS s GENERAL ACCOUNTING s lNANCIAL ANALYSIS AND ACCOUNTS RECONCILIATION The position oversees: accounts payable/receivable; payroll; tax collection; and water billing. In addition, the position provides advice and support to the operating departments and the Library on financial matters and on the administration of reserves/reserve funds and the corporate investment portfolio. The Treasurer coordinates banking, monitors cash flow, authorizes funds transfer, and prepares internal financial reports. The position is responsible for preparing various statistical and reporting documents. The Treasurer performs statutory duties as defined in the Municipal Act and other provincial legislation. The position includes staff supervision and development.





Full-time Auto parts dismantler required. Needs experience. Pay range $14-$16/hr. Apply: Dave’s Auto Parts, Carp. Fax 613-839-5590. Email:

Full-time positions available, Yacht pressure washers & buffers. Monday-Friday, if interested call 613-269-4919.

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Hardwood flooring company needs a strong hardworking helper to train in floor refinishing and installations. No experience necessary. Must have own vehicle. 613-278-0699.

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Mike Fair Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac’s collision repair center is in need of an experienced and licensed body technician. Competitive wages plus medical and dental benefits provided, plus a great team working environment. Our shop is a preferred repair center for most major insurance companies and is always steady with repairs. 199 Lombard St., Smiths Falls To take advantage of this opportunity forward your resume by fax: 613-283-3771 or Email: Attention: Don Hall, Collision Center Manager

Neil Bros. Equipment Rentals Ltd. looking for shovel/backhoe operator, min. 5 years experience. Fax resume 613-256-2063 or call 613-256-6374.

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Our preferred candidate will have professional credentials in accounting/finance, experience in a municipal finance environment, and a successful track record in supervising staff. Also required are a sound knowledge of: general accounting principles and practices; financial information systems; payroll processes; municipal finance reporting procedures; and contemporary staff management practices. The preferred candidate will possess excellent analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal and communications skills.

Job Opening: Full-Time Administration Clerk Mortgage Brokerage Licence #10119 Mortgage Administrator Licence #11209

The salary for this position is $65-78,000 with a full benefits package.

We are looking to expand our team. We are seeking an individual that is computer literate, has strong written and verbal communication skills, an ability to prioritize tasks, with excellent attention to detail. Pillar Financial Services Inc. has an immediate opening for an Administration Clerk for our busy mortgage operations department, located in Sharbot Lake, Ontario. The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining client files, processing construction financing advances, conducting insurance audits, processing mortgage payments, performing tax account audits, remitting municipal tax payments, preparing and processing mortgage renewals, as well as updating and maintaining reports. The successful applicant will have a secondary school diploma with 1 to 2 years of work experience in an office setting; possess a personality and values that align with a company culture that values professionalism, trust, loyalty, high ethical standards, adaptability to change and growth, and co-operative teamwork. Our team works to be the best at what we do and achieve sustainable but challenging goals and growth targets while maintaining a work\life balance in a small town cottage country setting. If this sounds like you and you would like to work with a team of mortgage professionals where there are exciting career opportunities, please submit your resume to or go to our website at We wish to thank all who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Posting Closes: April 17, 2015 CLS454565_0409

Applications will be received until noon, Thursday, April 30, 2015 and should be addressed to: Jill Armstrong, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk Village of Merrickville-Wolford 317 Brock St. P.O.Box 340, Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0 Applications may also be e-mailed to or faxed to (613) 269-3095 We thank all of those who apply but only the parties invited for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected in confidence under the Freedom of Information Act. The Village of Merrickville-Wolford is an equal opportunity employer.

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:

Qualifications: Must have a current 309A or 442 License. Preference will be given those with PLC’S/Automation, Motor Control/Control Circuits, Distribution and troubleshooting experience. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including: Major Medical, Dental and Short Term Disability. We thank all applicants, but only those invited to an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please



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AUCTION SALE for Mr. and Mrs. Peter VanVeen 613-543-2097 Travel two miles north of Morrisburg on County Road 31 to Smiths Road and east to Property 5242. SATURDAY, APRIL 11 12:00 NOON I.H. 986 4WD tractor with cab; I.H. 966 Hydro 2WD with cab and I.H. 2350 loader; A.C. CA tractor with 2 furrow plow; Wilrich 2800 18’ cultivator with levelling harrows and walking tandem axles; Degelman stone picker - 5’; Stone fork - 6’; Avco four row corn planter with Kinzie planter units; McKee single auger snowblower; Older trail sprayer; Running gear with 6’ x 12’ at rack; I.H. plow for parts; Utility trailer; Wagon load of small items. This is a short sale of a well maintained line of machinery, stored inside. TERMS: CASH or APPROVED CHEQUE Auctioneer: James Cooper 613-652-4145 AUCTIONS





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NO Barbering experience necessary (we will TRAIN the right candidates at OUR expense). NEW Barbers wanted for brand NEW ‘Old School’ Barber Shop opening in Downtown Perth. Earn hourly base salary plus commission (PLUS TIPS) on ALL cuts and straight blade shaves. Excellent chance to ŵĂŬĞ ƐŽŵĞ Z > DŽŶĞLJ ;W>h^ ƟƉƐͿ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ĂƌĞ Ă , Z worker and enjoy ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ ŽƚŚĞƌ ƉĞŽƉůĞ͘ &ƵůůͲƟŵĞ ƉŽƐŝƟŽŶ͘ džĐĞůůĞŶƚ ĐĂƌĞĞƌͬƚƌĂĚĞ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJ ƚŽ ǁŽƌŬ ŝŶ ͚ƚŚĞ coolest barber shop in Ontario’. 'KK ,ŽƵƌƐ͘ EK ĐŽŵŵƵƟŶŐ͘ Recession-Proof trade (everyone needs a haircut). You MUST be highly coachable, forward thinking and professional in appearance to qualify. You will be responsible for providing haircuts and straight blade shaves on a daily basis in our friendly downtown shop. Barbering is a PERSONALITY business - so you need one to apply (a PASSION for sports ĂŶĚ ŵĞĞƟŶŐ E t ƉĞŽƉůĞ ŝƐ Ă ĚĞĂůͲďƌĞĂŬĞƌͿ͘ Warning: NO Whiners or Complainers (life is TOO short). ONLY those ƐĞƌŝŽƵƐůLJ ŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚĞĚ ŝŶ ůĞĂƌŶŝŶŐ ƚŚŝƐ ͚ƌĞĐĞƐƐŝŽŶͲƉƌŽŽĨ͛ ƚƌĂĚĞ ŶĞĞĚ apply. ^Ž ĂƌĞ zKh ƐƟůů ŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚĞĚ ŝŶ Ă E t ĐĂƌĞĞƌ ŝŶ Barbering? APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 17th, 2015 dŽ ĐŽŶĮĚĞŶƟĂůůLJ ĂƉƉůLJ͕ ƉůĞĂƐĞ EMAIL your resume with references to Sarah at: or FAX your resume with references to: 613-264-0663 or MAIL your resume with references to: Father & Son Barber Shop, ϲϰ 'ĂƌĚĞŶ ǀĞŶƵĞ͕ WĞƌƚŚ͕ KŶƚĂƌŝŽ <ϳ, ϯZϱ Ύ ůů ĂƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶƐ ǁŝůů ƌĞŵĂŝŶ ƐƚƌŝĐƚůLJ ĐŽŶĮĚĞŶƟĂů͘



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FOR PRESCOTT HOUSE OF FLOWERS SAT., APRIL 11, 2015 @ 10 AM SHARP! PREVIEW @ 9 AM TO BE HELD AT MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE SPENCERVILLE The Prescott Flower Shop was an established business for many years in this historic little town. This business branched out later to include not only floral arrangements but antiques, collectibles as well. They will be offering at auction all remaining retail stock, antiques, collectibles, modern furniture. Separate seller to offer a variety of mechanics tools some brand new, power tools etc…. Auctioneers Note: Short notice auction, for a more detailed list w/photos go to Large sale something for everyone! 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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Work consists of weekly pickup and delivery of papers and flyers from our Smiths Falls warehouse to be delivered to individual carriers at a specified address. Bids accepted until Friday April 24, 2015 (5 p.m.) Required documentation includes bid price, proof of insurance, proof of valid driver’s license and driving abstract. When submitting bid remember to include area you wish to bid on. Bid information packages available for pick up at the front desk located at 65 Lorne Street, Smiths Falls, ON. Bids addressed to: Lori Sommerdyk, Distribution Manager 80 Lorne Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 5J7 Email:

1-888-967-3237 1-888-WORD ADS HELP WANTED Responsible person required to work in a group home in Carleton Place. Contact Lisa 613-253-0853.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Start: 6:00 pm Preview: 4:00pm Costume & vintage jewellery, Limoges serving bowl, Via Rail maps, early Russian salad set, Pink depression, Scalex trick race car set, Coke, Canada Dry & Pepsi crates, Lil Beaver grader, agate pots, large Pepsi fridge (as is), kitchen sets, computer desk, many other collectables & box lots. Full listing & pictures on our website. Owner and Auctioneers not responsible for loss or accident. Terms: Cash, Authorized cheque with ID, Debit, Visa or Master Card. Rob Street Auction Services Ltd. – Auctioneers Bev 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 See our web site for ALL info, details and pictures.

WWW.STREETFLEAMARKET.NET AUCTION SALE for The Estate of James H. Brooks Travel east of North Augusta on Branch Road to Property 9320 SATURDAY, APRIL 18 - 10:00 A.M. 2005 Chevrolet Z71 - 4WD, extended cab, 159,000 km; 2006 Pontiac Vibe - 93,000 km; Truck and car sell safetied and E-tested. J.D 2130 2WD with loader; I.H. 844S 4WD with cab; Generac 6500 W diesel generator; Livestock trailer - 6’ x 12’; Overum three furrow plow; Discs; Hesston haybine; Gehl rotary rake; N.H. 648 silage special round baler; Squealer bush hog - used twice; Scraper blade; Dump trailer; Bogballe fertilizer spreader; 1987 Suzuki 4WD Quadrunner; Trailers; Troy-Bilt 20 hp lawn tractor; MTD rear tine tiller; Many more farm related items and tools; Three rifles and one shot gun; Good selection of household effects including appliances, electronics, furniture, good dishes and more. Sale Order: 10:00 a.m. Household Effects, followed by Tools and Guns 1:00 p.m. Farm Machinery, Tractors and Vehicles. For full listing and pictures, visit For further information, please contact Don at 613-926-1535 or Bill at 613-926-2577. TERMS: CASH or APPROVED CHEQUE Auctioneer: James Cooper 613-652-4145

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ANTIQUE AUCTION Saturday, April 18th, 9:30am, COBDEN AGRICULTURAL HALL, COBDEN, ONTARIO, OFF HWY. 17, watch for signs. Furniture, glass, Renfrew broad ax, butter print, toys, spool bench, tools, many more items! Revel Stewart auctioneer, 819-647-1959

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


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SAT, APRIL 18, 2015 @ 10 AM SHARP! PREVIEW @ 9 AM FOR MR. MRS SERGE LAMARCHE TO BE HELD AT 9018 COUNTY RD # 44 SPENCERVILLE, ON Having sold their home & downsizing the following will be offered at auction. As new zero turn John Deere 23 hp ride on mower, very low hours approx. 95 hrs, vintage garden tractor Simplicity 725 w/mowing deck in excellent condition, tools, custom made canoe, collectibles such as a working drink vending machine Dixie Narco Inc. from the 70’s, as new household furniture, accent pieces & much more! Auctioneers Note: All items in amazing condition showing pride of ownership throughout! See You There, Rain or Shine! For a more detailed list w/ photos go to Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, Damaged articles, Accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash, 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: CLS450075_0409


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Auction Sale 4 Tractors, Combine, Farm Machinery, Trucks, Vehicle, Grain Bins, Dairy Equipment, Hay, Feeding Equipment, Tools and Miscellaneous Articles 563 Castor Rd, Russell, ON - between the Villages of Russell and Embrun or from 417 exit 88 (Rockdale Embrun, Vars) and travel South on St Guillaume Rd. to traffic circle, then head towards Russell approx 1 km. Watch for Auction Signs. Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 am Tractors: JD 6230 2WD w/ canopy, 229 hrs- new; JD 6410 4WD w/ full load cab, 1983 hrs, 18.4R38 rears, 13.6X 28 frontsvery good condition; Allis Chalmers 8030 4WD w/ full load cab, 20.8x38 rears, 16.9x26 fronts, 3022 hrs-very good condition; Allis Chalmers 6080 2WD, 3014 hrs-very good condition; Krone 3200CRI discbine, 10’, oil drive gear box-used 2 seasons-like new; Krone KW5.552-14X7T tedder w/ wings, 4 rotor-used 2 seasons-like new; Krone Swadro 38T rotary rake-used 2 seasons-like new; NH 648 Silage Special round baler-top condition; See for more detailed listing. Terms of Sale - Cash or Cheque with Proper ID Prop: Renald and Simone Moss Auctioneers James and Hill Auction Service Ltd. Stewart James Carson Hill (613) 445-3269 (613) 821-2946 Auctioneer’s Note: Top quality equipment that has always been stored inside. All verbal announcements auction day take precedent over printed material. Refreshments Available. Owners and auctioneers not responsible for loss or accidents.


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Ducks at Presqu’ile viewed by Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists group As the ice recedes in Presqu’ile Bay on the north shore of Lake Ontario, thousands of migrating ducks move in to await our northern lakes becoming free of ice, so they can move into their breeding homes. A small group of Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) members and friends journeyed to Presqu’ile Provincial Park on March 28 to view this natural spectacle, and they weren’t disappointed. The outing, led by MVFN president Cliff Bennett has become an annual event for the club. From the various viewing stands, the group was able to see fourteen different species of waterfowl including a single whitewinged scoter, a single American coot, and redhead and canvasback ducks by the hundreds. There were also dozens of long-tailed ducks and thousands of greater scaup, buffleheads and golden-eye ducks. Dozens of mute swans dotted the whole bay and herring gulls picked up various bits of debris along the ice edge. As well as ducks and other waterfowl, the group observed several raptors, including a red-shouldered hawk, a harrier, and a pair of kestrels, several red-tailed hawks, and a Cooper ’s hawk. Spring arrivals included red-winged blackbirds, grackles, American woodcock, turkey vultures and robins. In total, the group tallied forty-five species in all for the day’s viewing. Viewing so many ducks in one area is often quite revealing as one sees them in breeding colours and observes distinctive courting activities.

A particularly active scene was demonstrated by a pair of mute swans; the female was completely submerged in the water by the male for at least ten seconds, followed by an intimate rubbing together of necks. As spring weather approaches, there are many upcoming events being organized by MVFN’s active birding committee. The next of these are the popular spring early morning bird walks. This series will take place on four

Wednesdays: April 8, 15, 22 and 29. For information on these events check the MVFN website at mvfn. ca. Other MVFN events in April include the Alvar Pub Night Friday, April 10 to raise funds to support the Burnt Lands Alvar Campaign, and an MVFN Members Night and annual general meeting which will take place on Thursday, April 16. Submitted by the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists.

The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists travelled to Presqu’ile Provincial Park recently to view thousands of migrating ducks. Above left, the viewing group at the government dock. Left: The group had the opportunity to view distinctive courting activities, such as this one between intimate mute swans. Below: A close-up glimpse of a long-tailed duck. Photos courtesy of Howard Robinson and Peter Blancher



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Spend a good old Irish evening at The Salvage Shop wants no part of the reconciliation. Clearly, more than just furniture needs repairing in this shop... Patricia was drawn to The Salvage Shop by its rich Irish context, and by the demands it places on the actors, mixing generous helpings of pathos, rage, and good old Irish humour. “I’m very excited about this wonderful cast,” Patricia says of her actors, some of whom are relative newcomers to the stage of the Studio Theatre. Veteran thespian David Parry plays the crusty, churlish Sylvie. Son Eddie is played by Grey Masson, and award winning actress Joanna McAuley Treffers is Eddie’s girlfriend Rita. Rounding out the cast are Mark Bailey (who performs

a stirring flugelhorn solo live on stage), and newcomers Phillipa McDonald

as Katie, and Martin Treffers as Josie Costello. Behind the scenes are Jane Stott and Gina Castonguay, as the very essential stage manager and assistant stage manager.

Reiner Silberhorn designed the splendid set, which Penny Silberhorn dressed. Loree Tannett takes care of costumes and Julia Egener the props. Don’t miss The Salvage Shop, Irish drama at its very best. The show premieres at the fully accessible Studio Theatre, 63 Gore Street E. in Perth, on Thursday, April 9, with performances April 9, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., and April 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Regular tickets are $22 at The Book Nook, 60 Gore St. E. (cash only); Tickets Please, 39 Foster St. (613-4856434;; credit cards accepted, a convenience fee applies) and Shadowfax, 67 Foster St. (613-267-6817;; credit cards accepted, a convenience fee applies). Tickets are $24 at the door, and students with ID pay just $10 at the door on show nights. For complete information and show times please visit Photo courtesy of Bruce Raby David Parry stars as Sylvester “Sylvie” Tansey in The Salvage Shop. Some strong language may make this play unsuitable for younger audience members. Submitted by Joan Sonnenburg.


You only have to look back a few weeks to St. Patrick’s Day to see that everyone – O’Sullivans, Joneses and Seidenbergs alike – wishes they could, from time to time, claim some Irish blood. There’s something beguiling about these querulous, spirited people with the wry sense of humour. It’s no wonder that veteran stage director Patricia Parry has chosen to bring the great Irish play The Salvage Shop to the stage of Perth’s Studio Theatre. The story is set in, yes, a salvage shop, a family business in the small Irish village of Garris. Here, old furniture is repaired by proprietor Sylvester “Sylvie” Tansey, who is also passionate about his leadership of the Garris brass band. Unfortunately, a deep rift exists between Sylvie and his son Eddie, who is an accomplished euphonium player: Sylvie has never forgiven Eddie for failing to show up for a major national band competition years earlier, costing the band its championship. Sylvie is dying now, and Eddie has returned to care for him in his final days. But Sylvie

Photo courtesy of Bruce Raby

The Studio Theatre and veteran stage director Patricia Parry bring the great Irish play, The Salvage Shop, to life April 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. Above, from left: David Parry, Phillipa McDonald, Grey Masson and Joanna McAuley Treffers in a scene from the production. Connected to Your Community A/CP/K/P/SF - 46 - Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ducks Unlimited Canada welcomes wildlife with migration week Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is calling all Canadians to help celebrate the miracle of migration April 6 to 12. DUC is celebrating the best of the season with fun and practical guides to experiencing migration. will showcase incredible migration photos, stories and facts. Maps will help Canadians find nearby wetlands and a live Twitter event will invite them to ask DUC’s

science team about waterfowl and migration. Every spring, millions of waterfowl fill the skies as they return to their Canadian breeding grounds. It is one of nature’s most inspiring phenomena. The migration of hundreds of species – not only waterfowl, but animals like monarch butterflies, blue whales, garter snakes and snowy owls – is an experience not to be missed. “Canadians need to get outdoors

and experience a sight we often take for granted,� says Dr. Karla Guyn, DUC’s national director of conservation. “Migration Week is a real testament to DUC’s efforts to conserve wetlands and other outdoor spaces where these incredible journeys take place. Without healthy, productive habitat, we couldn’t witness the miracle of migration.� DUC’s migration celebration co-

incides with National Wildlife Week, which is themed “Wild Migrations.� DUC conserves wetlands that bring migration to life. Marshes, ponds and fens are stopovers for millions of waterfowl and other wildlife making their seasonal journeys. Wetlands also provide critical habitat throughout the year. Migration Week is a chance for Canadians to welcome the first sights and sounds of spring.

For more information, visit Ducks Unlimited Canada is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at Submitted by Ducks Unlimited Canada.












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Regional Round-Up Euchre, 4 hand, April 16 & 30, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St., light lunch. Contact 613-256-4179. Introduction to Weaving at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. April 12 and 13. Learning how to set up and weave a finished piece. 9:30 am-4 pm each day. Register/ information contact Laura 613-256-5652 or Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Spring Falls Prevention “Stand-Up” session, Tuesday & Thursday, April 14-July 2, 12 weeks, contact Home Support Office 613-256-4700 to book appointment. The Cooperative Nursery School of Almonte, Mom to Mom Sale, Saturday, April 11 from 9 am-1 pm, Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Street. Strollers welcome after 10 am. Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Concert, guest soloist Kelly Sloan accompanied by Danny Albert, Almonte United Church, 107 Elgin St, Saturday, April 10, 7:30 p.m. . Info: Eleanor 613-257-3692.

50+ Fitness: Classes held every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at Canoe Club. Info: 613-256-8339. Army Navy & Air Force, 315 Townline Rd. E., Carleton Place. live music by Marlene Fawcett, Sat. April 11, 3-7pm. Everyone welcome. 613-253-5097 Breakfast, April 11, 8am-10:30 am, Legion. Everyone Welcome Carleton Place & District Breast Cancer Support Group meet the 3rd Thursday of the month. Info: Anne 613-253-0450. Carleton Place Orange Lodge meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 195 Industrial Ave at 8 p.m. Info: Kevin 613-253-5547. Community Home Support- Footcare Clinics on Tues & Thurs. For Appt. 613-2530733. Cribbage, every Tuesday, 1pm-4 pm, Legion. Everyone Welcome Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Thursday, 1-3 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 104 (or ext 100). Need to lose some weight, come and join us at TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group. Monday evenings (6:30-8pm), Legion, 177 George St., Carleton Place. Info: Nancy 613-257-5732. Parents and Children’s Group every Monday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 100 (or ext 101). Rotary Club of Carleton Place & Mississippi Mills meet every Monday evening at 6:15 at Slackonis, Mill St. (Carleton Place). Info: Louise 613-253-2602. Swing Into Spring, April 11 at 2 pm, St. Andrew’s, 39 Bridge Street. Featuring St. Paul’s Handbell Choir, organist Ian Guenette, Pat Labron, Stan Hastie. Info: Brenda 613-2573133. The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum is accepting donations for their fundraising sale (Junk and Disorderly) on April 18 and 19, 9-4, at the museum, 267 Edmund Street. Call Jennifer 613-253-7013 to arrange drop off. The Mississippi Mudds, Once Upon a

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Mattress, April 24-26, 30 & May 1-2, Carleton Merrickville Legion, Music by Ron Place Town Hall. Tickets: Reads Book Shop, 613- Donnelly, April 10, 7-11 p.m. Roast Pork 257-7323 or at the door. www.mississippimudds. Dinner served at 6 p.m. ca for show times. Merrickville Legion, Music by Wildflower, April 17, 7-11 p.m. BBQ Chicken served at 6 p.m. Merrickville Legion, open April 11, 12-4 KEMPTVILLE p.m. Merrickville Legion, open April 18, 12-4 Alzheimer Society- Dementia Education p.m. Series, Driving & Licensing, April 17, 1-3pm Senior’s Luncheon, Merrickville Legion, Kemptville & District Home Support, 215 April 16, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sanders St, Ste 101, Registration 1-866-5768556 Baby Talk, Wednesday, April 15, Ontario PAKENHAM Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. BNI of Kemptville, meeting. Every Tuesday All About Bonsai! Pakenham Horticultural 6:45-8:30 a.m. Alumni Hall, Kemptville College Club monthly meeting, April 15, 7:30 pm at St. (613)863-4853. Andrew United Church. Landscape designer Kemptville and Area Walking Group, and Bonsai practitioner speaks about Bonsai Monday, April 6, Wednesday, April 8, Friday, fundamentals and design. All welcome. Info: April 10, 9 a.m. Meet at the North Grenville Sherryl 613-624-5307. Municipal Centre, contact Eva Francoeur 613Senior Fitness Classes: Every Monday and 258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Stewart Community Kemptville and Area Walking Group, Centre. Info: 613-256-8339. Mon. April 13, Wed. April 15 and Fri. April 17, 9:00 a.m. Meet at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Contact Eva Francoeur 258PERTH 4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 40th Anniversary Perth Kiwanis, Sat. Apr. 3rd Thursday of every month at O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd 18, 6 p.m. Dinner. Dancing. Blue Skies Fiddle 44) start time 7 p.m. Learn communication and Orchestra. Civitan Hall, Hwy 43, Perth. Former Kiwanians and All Welcome! Reserve 613-267leadership skills. Ron Donnelly & the Marlboreens, April 4662. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 12, 2-4:15pm, St. John’s United Church, Light 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, April 16, 23, 30 at Perth lunch to follow. Tickets 613-258-4266. Civitan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard 613-267-5305. Climate Presentation, Wednesday, April LANARK 15, Anita Payne, “The Implications of Climate Change on Health and Well Being”, Perth & Art Lessons with Sandy McNulty beginning District Library, 30 Herriott St., Perth, 6:30Saturday, April 11, 9-11 a.m. at the Lanark 8:00pm. All welcome. Info: 613-267-0881. Learning Centre, 67 George St. Info: 613-259Community Dinners, Saturday, April 11 at 2207 or 613-278-1397. St. James Anglican Church. Astronomy with Frank Hitchens, Target Community Dinners, Saturday, April 18 at Earth, Sunday, April 12, 2-3:30 p.m. Lanark St. Paul’s United Church. Learning Centre, 67 George St. 613-259-2207. Earth Day Celebration, Wednesday, April Craft Circle, Thursday, April 9, 1-3 p.m. 22, hosted by Transition Perth at Algonquin Bring along your project or learn to make College Perth campus. Doors open 6:30 pm, Granny Squares. Lanark Learning Centre, 67 program starts 7:00 pm sharp. Info: 613-267George St. 613-259-2207. 0881. Euchre, every Thursday, 1:00 p.m. Legion Euchre, every Tuesday, 1 p.m. at McMartin Hall. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch. Prizes. House, open to all adults, info: (613)267-5531. Fun With Beads -Make Your Own Pendant Gospel Sing, Sunday April 19, 6:00pm, -Sat. April 18, 2 sessions, advance registration Asbury Free Methodist Church. 144 Gore St. required. Call 613-259-2207. E., Info: 613-267-2345. Lanark County Income Tax Clinics, Knitting 101, Saturday, April 18, 1-3 p.m. Community Health Centre, 207 Robertson Dr. Asbury Free Methodist Church, 144 Gore St Friday March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, 10-3pm. East. Info: 613-267-2345. 613-259-2182 Lanark County Income Tax Clinics, Lanark Lodge Pub (3rd Thursday every Library, 30 Herriott St. Saturday April 4, 11 & month). 2 p.m. Hosted by recreation dept. Info. 18, 25, 12-3pm 613-267-1224 613-267-4225. Lanark County Income Tax Clinics, Library, 30 Herriott St. Tuesday April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6-8pm 613-267-1224 Lanark County Income Tax Clinics, MERRICKVILLE Salvation Army, 95 Wilson St., Tuesday April 7, 14, 21 & 29, 2-5pm., 613-267-6260 Gardening Tips with “The MaD Gardeners”, Lanark County Income Tax Clinics, The Saturday April 11, 10:30am. Merrickville Table, 190 Gore Street East, Thursday April 16, Library. 613-269-3326 23, & 30, 10-1pm, 613-267-6428 Men’s Darts, Merrickville Legion, April 15, Listen Up, Perth! A play about the lives 7 p.m. of young people in Perth, Saturday, April 18, Men’s Darts, Merrickville Legion, April 22, 2 pm, Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith Street East. 7 p.m. 613-264-8088. Merrickville Legion, general meeting, Mom to Mom Sale- Asbury Free Methodist April 14, 7 p.m. Church, 144 Gore St E., Saturday, April 18,

8am-noon, 613-267-2345 Parents and Children’s Group, every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at St James Church (Beckwith and Harvey). Info: 613-257-2779 ext 110 (or ext 100). Perth & District Historical Society, welcomes Rhodena Purdon Bell with the amazing history of an 1840s local farm grown into a forest of 10,000 orchids, Thursday, April 16, Legion, 26 Beckwith St., 7:30 pm. Info: 613264-0094 Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Classic Country Music, Perth Legion Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. April 10. Info: 613-259-2569 or 613-2838703. Perth Tay Seniors. Card game Bridge & Euchre. Lions Hall. Wednesday, April 22, lunch noon, cards 1 p.m. To reserve call 613-2671422. Sat. April 18 - Perth Lyons Hall, This Old Heart and the Country Comrades, 7:3011:30pm Sport Swap- Asbury Free Methodist Church, 144 Gore St E., Saturday, April 12, 1-3p.m. Trade In & Trade Up your child’s outgrown sports equipment. 613-267-2345 Spring Cleaning, please hold on to your unwanted items, Ladies Auxiliary garage sale, June 27, 7-1pm. Accepting donations June 26 1-4pm except clothing & footwear. St. James Anglican Church, Saturday April 11, 4:30-6pm, 12 Harvey St (corner of Harvey & Drummond St) Community Dinners: pasta night, salad, desserts, tea & coffee. St Paul’s United Church Mom to Mom Sale & UCW Bake Sale, Saturday, April 11, 8am - noon. 25 Gore St W (corner of D’Arcy & Gore). All tables booked, delicious home baking including gluten free. St. Paul’s United Church, Saturday April 18, 4:30-6pm, 25 Gore St. West (corner of Gore D’Arcy St) Community Dinners: baked ham, baked beans, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, desserts, tea & coffee. The Butterfly Fan Club- Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group. Meeting, April 16, 7-9 p.m. Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St. Info: Carleen 613-812-4474.

RURAL 4 Hand Euchre Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., Pierces Corners Hall. Light lunch. All welcome. Info: 613-489-1684 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. 6 hand euchre, light lunch, every Saturday, 1 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. 613-283-8482. Afternoon country music entertainment with Jeff Code and band, Saturday April 11th, 2-6 pm. Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch # 542, Westport. Luncheon served. All you can Eat Breakfast, pancakes, maple syrup, sausages, April 4 & 11, 8 a.m. -noon, Anglican Church Hall, Frankville, home baking also. Info: 613-284-0307 Annual Pancake Breakfast, St. Bridget’s Catholic Women’s League, Stanleyville, Sunday April 12, 10 am-1 pm, BVM Hall serving: pancakes, sausages, ham, baked beans and of course Farrell’s Finest Syrup. Please join us. April 15, 2:00 pm Burritts Rapids Community Hall, Mary Cook will be talking about her early life in the Ottawa Valley. Tea/ coffee, treats and conversation following. Nonmembers welcome.

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Ashton United Church Women invite you to come out to our annual Spring Luncheon, Bake Sale and Bazaar. Saturday April 18th 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Everyone Welcome. Bethel United Church, annual Spring Tea, Saturday, April 18, 1500 Rideau Ferry Rd. Seating at 11:30 and 1 p.m. Reservations preferred. Tickets: Barb Joynt 613-283-6324. Boyd’s Methodist Cemetery Board Annual Meeting on Monday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., Boyd’s United Church Hall. Brydges Family Carvings Exhibit, Sun. April 19, 2PM, talk by Dianna (Brydges) Lachapelle, North Lanark Regional Museum. For info call 613-257-8503 or email Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health Care Clinic, Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lanark County Community Health Centre. No hearing test offered. For appointment call 613-259-2182. Crokinole, Middleville Community Centre, Friday April 17, 7:30pm, lunch served. Elgin United Church Dinner, A Taste of the Caribbean, Sunday, April 19, Elgin Lions Hall, 5 p.m. Tickets: 613-547-9519. Elphin Presbyterian Church Spring Dinner, Ham, scalloped potatoes and baked beans. Elphin Presbyterian Church Hall, Saturday, April 11, 5-7 p.m. Proceeds to Elphin Presbyterian Church. Evening of Community Singing, Friday April 24, 7:30 - 9:00. Singing is good for the soul, it feels good to sing and it can lift your spirits. Trinity Presbyterian Church, Kanata/Carp, 1817 Richmond Side Rd. at the intersection of Huntmar Drive, info: 613-836-1429. Free Gardening Workshop Thursday April 23, 6-8 pm. . Country Roads Community Health Centre, Portland. Master gardener Dave Alguire presents, “Ensuring a Productive and Successful Garden”. Call 613-272-2799 or email kearl@ to register. Fun and Fitness, Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Watson’s Corners Hall. Info: Kara 613259-2182. Fundraising Meeting, First Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Montague Forget-Me-Not Seniors. Info: 613-283-8482. General Meeting, April 20, McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Society 7:00 p.m. - 194 Cameron Road. For info contact Sally 613-2593480. Ham Supper, Sunday, April 19, starting at 4:30-6:30 p.m. St. Bede’s Anglican Church, Nolans Corners, 1641 Rosedale Rd N. Tickets: 613-283-5208. Hilltop Jamboree, Sunday, April 12 McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Hall. Doors open noon. Supper 5 p.m. Music starts at 1 p.m. Jeff Code & Silver Wings, April 11, 2-6 pm luncheon. Classic country music. Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport 613-273-3615. Proceeds to the Ways & Means Committee. Karate and Cardio-Kickboxing in Port Elmsley. Karate- Wednesday and Friday evenings. Kickboxing- Thursday evenings. Visit or call 613-2649063. Maple Pancake Brunch, also bake sale, Maberly Community Hall, Sat April 18, 10:00 am till 1:00 pm. Sponsor Maberly Agricultural Society, 613-268-2102. Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddlers Assoc, fundraiser to support Kemptville Hospital, Alfred Taylor Centre, 2300 Community Way See RURAL page 49

Audience gets to enjoy plenty of furious high-speed fun To protect their family Dom and Ryan (Paul Walker) need to take the fight to Deckard. That’s easier said than done. Deckard is a highly trained assassin, and if he doesn’t want to be found he can’t be found. That’s where Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) comes in. Mr. Nobody is a colleague of Hobbs, and he’s willing to help Dom take down Deckard, but he needs a small favour. A computer hacker, known as Ramses (Nathalie Emmanuel), needs rescuing. All Dom and his team have to do is get into Azerbaijan, and free her from some heavily armed terrorists. Ramses has created a computer program that allows her to find anyone on the planet within seconds. It’s called God’s Eye and Mr. Nobody wants it out of the hands of the terrorists. In return for his help

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Mr. Nobody will turn over access to God’s Eye to Dom. The hunter will become the hunted, and there’ll be nowhere for Deckard to hide. The Fast and Furious franchise has gone bigger, faster and crazier with each successive film. Furious Seven goes to a level that’s almost unimaginable. From the car stunts, to the fight scenes, and right down to the dialogue this film is unapologetically absurd. Things like reason, logic and the laws of

physics were left behind four films ago, but that’s why I like these movies. There’s no attempt to do anything other than create the slickest, fastest and coolest movie possible. Other movies have tried to rely on special effects and failed. The Furious Seven is

successful because it still pays attention to plot. It’s the least amount of attention you can pay, but at least it’s something. It also has a set of characters that the audience cares about, and a cast that makes movies together because it’s fun. That fun comes across on the big screen in a big way. I wouldn’t call what Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and the rest are doing is acting. I think of it more as very entertaining performances. The death of Paul Walker added a note of seriousness that wouldn’t have been in the

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, North Gower, Friday April 10, 7:30-11:30 pm. Info: 613-258-2258. Roast Beef Supper, Tatlock Hall, Sunday Apr. 19, 4:006:30 pm. Info & directions: 613-256-1071 Carol. Rural United Ministry presents an evening of entertainment on Friday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Algonquin United Church Hall, 4524 County Rd. 15. Freewill offering in support of a Syrian Refugee family. Scott Woods Variety Concert, “Fiddling in the Key of Eh?” Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. in the Clayton Community Hall, 147 Linn Bower Lane, hosted by St George’s Anglican Church. Info/tickets, Ray & Kathy 613-256-9010. Shopping bus trip. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month (April 14). Leaving Portland Community Hall, 9 a.m. Info./ location 613-272-2676. Snow Road Snowmobile Club and Kingston & Pembroke Snow Trails Joint Meeting, April 10, 7 p.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Annual Fundraiser Breakfast for Cancer, Relay for Life, April 18, 8-11 a.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. Everyone welcome. You could win a breakfast. “Spring Has Sprung” at ArtScene Spencerville, 11 Spencer St, Spencerville, April 9 - April 26, A group exhibit featuring the warmth of Spring. Info: or call 613-258-4400. Trinity Presbyterian Church, Kanata/ Carp will be offering a Love Language Cafe based on a book “The 5 Love Languages “ by Gary Chapman April 15, 7:30 - 9pm. Info: 613-839-1429 or send an email to info.trinity.kanata@gmail. com

SMITHS FALLS Civitan Bingo every Tuesday, Smiths Falls Civitan Hall. Start 7 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Canteen available. Proceeds to help fund charity and community projects. Duplicate Bridge, Tuesday, April 14, Legion, starting at 1 p.m. Partnership Janet Sparks 613-283-1957. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)April 14, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Fish & Chips, every second Friday April 3 & 17, 4-7pm, Smiths Falls Legion, Canadian Room. Friday nights, Darts in the Lounge, Smiths Falls Legion, 7 p.m. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. at the CHC, 2 Gould Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 104 (or ext 100).

Jamboree, Sunday April 19, Cold Plate Dinner, Music from 1:00-6:30 pm, Dinner at 5 pm, Dinner & Entertainment, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95. Knights Of Columbus Ham Dinner with Scalloped Potatoes & Baked Beans. Wed. April 22, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Knights Of Columbus Hall, 18 William Street West. Info 613-283-1550, 613-283-7166. Seating Capacity 100. Lawn Bowls, Monday, April 13, Club House, 5:30 p.m. potluck, followed by Spring General Meeting. All members requested to attend. Monday Night Bid Euchre, (Cdn Room) & Duplicate Bridge (Lancaster Hall), Smiths Falls Legion, 7 p.m. Info 613-283-3292 Movie Night, The Station Theatre. 53 Victoria Ave. “Interstellar,” starring Matthew McConaughey & Anne Hathaway. April 10 & 11, 7:30 PM. Tickets at door. Information: and 613-283-0300. Movie Nights, The Station Theatre. 53 Victoria Ave. “Interstellar,” starring Matthew McConaughey & Anne Hathaway. April 10 & 11, 7:30 PM. Tickets at door. Information: and 613-283-0300. Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday, 10 a.m.12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (73 Beckwith St N) Info: 613-283-9307 (or 613-257-2779 ext 100). Rideau Mellowdears in concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 11 Church St W., Sunday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Evening of music and Old Time Hymn Sing. Info: 613-283-7527. SFDCI Music Department Spring concert featuring senior and junior concert bands, the glee club, the festival choir & many talented soloists. April 22, 7 p.m.: Come on out and see what great things go on in the Music program. SFDCI Spring Craft Fair in support of the Music Department. April 18, 10-4 p.m. school’s caf: Over 48 tables sold. Unique items, local vendors, music all day, great food and some excellent raffle items too. Spring Fling, Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. Smiths Falls Memorial Community Center (upstairs hall). Light refreshments, door prizes. Tickets: 613-283-0549 or 613-2837527. Sponsor: Westminster Presbyterian Church. Proceeds for work of the church. Sunday Afternoons, Youth Darts (Lounge), 1pm, Smiths Falls Legion. Thursday nights, Bingo (Lancaster Hall), Smiths Falls Legion, 7 p.m. Tuesday Afternoons, Duplicate Bridge (Lancaster Hall), Smiths Falls Legion, noon. Welcome Spring Supper, sponsor: Ideal Chapter #61 Order of Eastern Star, Sunday, April 12, supper 4:30-6:30 p.m. Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. W. Tickets at door. Info: 613-283-6987. Take-outs available. Delivery 613-283-4230 after 3 p.m. Connected to Your Community A/CP/K/P/SF - 49 - Thursday, April 9, 2015

film otherwise. I felt the director and cast handled it beautifully. They stayed true to the fun spirit of these movies, and still managed to do a heartfelt tribute to their friend. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature.


MOVIE: Furious Seven STARRING: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham DIRECTOR: James Wan RATING: PG Does anyone remember when these films were about racing cars? Though I’m not sure they were ever about racing cars. If they’re about anything they’re about creating a spectacle, and Furious Seven is spectacular. Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), the older brother of Owen Shaw (the villain from the last film), is seeking revenge. He’s already killed Han (Sung Kang), he’s managed to put Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in the hospital, and now he’s coming after Dom (Vin Diesel).

Public education is answer when it comes to idling time for vehicles

Sources wanted for dementia in seniors series Metroland Media is currently looking for sources for a special investigative series on dementia in seniors. According to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, one in 10 Ontarians over 65 is living with dementia. That’s approximately 200,000 people. By the end of 2017, as the baby boomer population ages, that number is projected to increase to 300,000. Metroland is investigating the kind of impact this dramatic increase will have on individuals, families and the healthcare system. Are we prepared for it? What needs to be done to provide the specialized care these seniors will need? If you have a story to tell about seniors living with dementia that could help answer these questions, or shed some light on the current situation, please contact Managing Editor Antoine Tedesco by May 22 at Please include your name, contact information, your hometown (including postal code) and a short description of your story in your email. In the subject line, please include the word “SOURCE”. Publication of your story is not guaranteed, but every submission will be considered. Only those selected for the series will be contacted.

and regulations. As I stated in the column, public education is the answer. Interestingly enough almost all of the cities and towns that have anti-idling bylaws have some type of exceptions for commercial vehicles and buses, and all have total exemptions in colder weather. As a former service manager for a heavy truck facility I am well aware of the special handling and operation processes that diesels need in order to work reliably in our Canadian winters. I’m certain you are not looking forward to any confrontational encounters that sometimes accompany public dialogue on restrictive and punitive legislation. But fortunately YouTube isn’t populated with too many road/parking lot/curbside rage events or hot arguments that were shot in our region in the glow of our legendary politeness. And it doesn’t have to be defensive/ offensive to simply explain the facts on why certain vehicles need to idle in cold weather and that it’s an accepted and legal practice. Of course reminding anyone who inquires, that school buses replace dozens of regular car trips every day, may be a good place to start. This viewpoint rates buses lower than most autos in

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the kilograms of emissions per passenger distance category. Having an open discussion doesn’t have to mean creating divisions. “Hi Brian, My question is why are there so many vehicles in the LeedsGrenville area that do not have running lights. I know about pre-1989 models (before our feds mandated DRLs) but I see new vehicles without daytime running lights on in the daytime. I once asked an OPP officer the same question and he said that they were vehicles imported for the US. Wrong answer, as I have imported a vehicle from the US and it cost me $275 at Canadian Tire for the light kit and the paperwork. I would say that on average a drive from Delta to Brockville I will see an average of vehicles each way with no running lights.” Look forward to your reply

Eric I don’t think this fair county on the river has any exclusivity on dim vehicles or their sometimes even dimmer drivers. However there are a number of reasons for this perception. First, daytime running light styles are changing and a good many vehicles on the road today illuminate smaller front amber lights rather than their headlamps for Daytime Running Light (DRL) use. As you might suspect, Canadian winters can take their toll on the function and brightness of these often delicate lights. Secondly DRL control systems age and fail. Electronic modules are subject to the worst of our roads’ environments and weather and, as we keep vehicles longer, the more you’ll find on the road with inoperative electronics. And yes your OPP officer has a point; in your neck of the woods

One World - One Ball The Canadian National Floorball team is looking for eligible players to tryout April 19 10am to 11:30am at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre to make a rooster of 40 players to play in the Canada Cup Floorball Championships May 16-18, 2015.

(on the border) there are a higher number of shoppers heading south for a new or used vehicle (even with harsh exchange rates). No surprise that not everyone importing a US vehicle takes the time or trouble to have the DRL system activated (follow-up and enforcement on this is lax). My advice for safe driving is to do a walk around of your vehicle, completing a light and tire check at least once or twice a week; more often in snowy and icy weather. Keep all exterior lamp lenses clean and clear at all times. And to be sure you’re seen in any traffic or weather, keep your front and rear running lights on at all times.





Eligible players - Women born prior to May 1, 1997 and up to May 1, 2001 (19-15 years of age)

Hopefully your shining example will urge some of the dim bulbs you see driving everyday to lighten things up. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail. com listing ‘Question for the Car Counsellor’ in the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 65 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume, I can’t always promise replies). Yours in service Brian Turner

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“Hi Brian, Regarding your recent column on antiidling, I have a problem with persons (Ed) lobbying for bylaws that have a negative effect on individuals trying to make an honest living. I drive a school bus. It is only feasible as a part- time job if I can keep the bus at home. The bus I drive is a 2014 model diesel. If I do not let it idle for at least 30 minutes in the winter, its computer/high tech components let me down. The result is that our precious youth are standing in freezing weather waiting indeterminate times waiting for a replacement bus, which has been idling, to be delivered to me. I thought the bus/truck industry would have improved the technology to comply with the idling policies, but obviously they are working in an opposite direction. Aren’t there enough “wars” in our society without instigating yet another neighbour against neighbour altercation? People like you have the knowledge and the sources to encourage a broader enlightenment. Please make the effort. I read your column regularly and respect your opinions, usually. Please see our point of view. I’m sure the trucking industry has similar frustrations.” Jane Turpin Thanks for the email. I understand your frustration and feel that publicizing your point of view would go a long way to fostering an open and helpful conversation on this topic. Keep in mind; I am not in favour of more bylaws

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Volunteers recognized for ongoing support News - More than 160 residents of Brockville and surrounding areas (including Kemptville, Perth, Smiths Falls, Toledo, Delta, Elgin, Prescott, Lyndhurst and Elizabethtown) received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award last June. These awards are given for continuous service to a single organization – sometimes up to 60 years. Among this year’s recipients are Lois Hunter of Smiths Falls and Marjorie


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Walker of Lombardy, both being recognized for 60 years of service with the Agricultural Society, Lombardy. As well, the following individuals are being recognized for 50 years of service: John Joynt of Smiths Falls (Agricultural Society - Lombardy); Carl Leggett of Elgin (Crosby Cemetery), and Lawrence Palmer of Perth (Scouts Canada - 4th Perth Scout Group).

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Mississippi Mills Fire Department innovates firefighter training

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Kelly Kent The Mississippi Mills Fire Department (MMFD) recently became a pioneer in a new method of firefighter training, making it easier and more convenient for local departments to meet a higher standard of certification. Under the direction of fire Chief Pascal Meunier, the MMFD has recently begun hosting training sessions for local firefighters on evenings and weekends at their Almonte station, and in the process has innovated the way firefighters receive important training. “I can’t begin to express how amazing this is,” said Rita Paine, who worked with Meunier to implement the MMFD new training programs. “Mississippi Mills is a leader in this method of delivering nation-wide training.” Innovation The idea to offer training locally to firefighters came to Meunier for a few reasons, he said. First, even though most of the firefighters in Lanark County, including those on the MMFD, are volunteers, they still need to undergo training and meet certain levels of certification, Meunier said. However, until recently, the only way local firefighters could receive this training was to travel to the Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Since Gravenhurst is a solid five-hour drive from Mississippi Mills, Meunier said it was difficult and sometimes impossible for local volunteer firefighters to commit to

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The Mississippi Mills Fire Department (MMFD) has recently changed the way local firefighters receive important training by offering it locally on evenings and weekends at their Almonte station. Up until they started offering their own training, firefighters were required to take time off work to travel five hours to the Ontario Training College, which was difficult for many to do. Here, the first group to participate in one of the MMFD’s courses poses for a photo. Back row, left to right: Mike Williams, Rob Madore, Spencer Franklin, Steven Gunnewiek, Jason Smith, Paul Bisonette, Jon Jackson, Randy Normandin, Robb Schoular (instructor), Alex Bennett. Front row, left to right: Rita Paine (course developer), Chris Fisher. training and certification courses there. “Not only is the fire college very far away,” he said, “but for a volunteer firefighter who has a full-time job, it was hard for them to take time off work to go.” Then, when the Province of Ontario recently adopted national quality and training

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…Continued from page 2 “We were going to need our firefighters trained to a higher standard,” he said, “and I knew I wanted to make that easier on them so our department could become stronger.” So Meunier began thinking about offering training courses in Mississippi Mills on evenings and weekends to help local firefighters reach a higher level of certification. Then, as if by fate, he met Paine. After Paine moved to Mississippi Mills last year, she found herself looking for ways to get involved with her new local fire department. Paine is retired from a fire service in British Columbia, and even spent the last few years working for a fire college there. “I knew I had skills I could offer,” Paine said, “but I didn’t know just how helpful I would end up being.” Soon after they met, Meunier and Paine said they knew they could work together to innovate firefighter training. “With his ideas and my experience, we knew would could really get this thing off

the ground,” Paine said. Soon, the pair began talking about bringing training to a local level. With Paine’s experience writing standards-based training programs – Paine says B.C. adopted the national standards for fire departments 20 years ago – they soon began drafting courses. Over the last few months, Paine has spent more than 66 hours working on training programs to offer at the MMFD. It all paid off though, she said, and now the MMFD is offering a range of well-attended courses. Since they began offering courses locally, Meunier says they’ve had firefighters attend training from almost every nearby department: Carleton Place, Rideau Lakes, Smiths Falls, Beckwith and both branches of the MMFD. “It’s incredible. We’ve had nothing but positive feedback,” said Paine. “Working with flexible hours close to home seems to be something our local firefighters are

thankful for.” Pioneers As far as Meunier and Paine know, they said, Mississippi Mills is the first department to be offering training this way. Every other department is still dependent on faraway fire colleges to provide training. “How convenient is it to be able to cater to our local departments,” said Paine, adding that making it easier for local firefighters to get training and certification will only make the departments stronger. The MMFD’s comprehensive training programs allow local firefighters to receive the training they need to pass their certification exams. This is making it easier to certify the whole MMFD team, as well as for other local departments to do the same. “We’re ahead of the curve here,” Meunier said. “This has never been done before, but we hope it will become the new standard. Local training for local departments – it just makes sense.”

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a team of passionate Volunteers who dedicate their time, energy, and skills to nourish the children and youth their community. Food For Thought is indebted to the 550 volunteers who prepare and serve over 2,200 meals and snacks daily throughout the 35 schools within the County of Lanark. These volunteers are not only providing students with healthy food, but also providing them access to a warm, safe environment where all are welcomed, important life and social skills are taught and friendships . are made

• The minimum age of participants is twelve years old and parental consent will be required for all volunteers under age 18. • The County will supply participating groups with safety vests, garbage bags, road signage, and written instructions for each participant.

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Carleton Place recognizes its volunteers at outdoor rinks Tara Gesner In a week that saw the Rideau Canal in Ottawa break a record at 47 consecutive skating days, the Town of Carleton Place thanked the volunteers who keep its outdoor rinks maintained for the enjoyment of all. “I want to recognize the volunteers who do all the hard work,” manager of recreation and culture Joanne Henderson said, “and let’s be honest, it’s not fun when it’s -30C.” The outdoor rinks give Carleton Place citizens, young and old, a means to enjoy the winter months while integrating fitness into their daily lives. This year the town has three outdoor rinks, located in the Stonewater Bay community, outside the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ocean Wave Fire Company headquarters on Coleman Street, and on the Carambeck Community Centre site. At Stonewater Bay, Rob Townend and

his son (Cade Townend) have been helping out for many years. “I think Rob also had some help from a neighbour, Dwayne Sawyer in past years,” Henderson said. “If there is a heavy snowfall, we will take the tractor over (to clear off the ice),” she added, “but if there is a light dusting of snow, we leave shovels so whoever goes there – kids or adults – they can remove the snow.” Three years ago the OPP came forward and asked the town about setting up an outdoor rink on property belonging to the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers (CCWG). “They would get it going, flood it with water from the fire station, etc.,” Henderson said. Onside with the plan, the town approached Eric Bjergso, manager at the CCWG, about using the land. He agreed. “It’s such a great place, very visible,” Henderson said.

During the second year of its existence, Canadian Tire supplied lighting, with the hydro coming from the CCWG. “This year, there is a shelter there that was donated,” Henderson said. “People can go in and put their skates on out of the wind.” The key people, the volunteers at the OPP rink, are officers Paul Ross, Bob Hawn and Brent Stevens, in addition to resident Don McRae and Pastor Brian Affleck of Carleton Place Baptist Church. Henderson said McRae helps clear the snow with his tractor. In 2014 the OPP rink was levelled out during the warmer months, using topsoil donated by Craig Wilson. “The public works guys spread it for us,” Henderson said. It’s the second year for the outdoor rink at the community centre. Some changes

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On behalf of our patients, physicians and staff, the Board of Directors of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital want to acknowledge the volunteers at our hospital who give so freely their time and talents. Our volunteers will contribute over 20,000 hours of their time this year!

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…Continued from page 4 have been made, including making it more level and moving the light. “There was a bit of a learning curve,” Henderson said. “The first year we had the rink set up in a way that made it difficult to flood.” Volunteers at Carambeck Community Centre are Brian Pelletier, Mike Hunter, Jason Tunks, Sean Roy and Jessica Smith. Smith is the

town’s community programmer. “People use these rinks all the time,” Henderson said, “and the weather’s been great.” The recreation and culture team provides support to the outdoor rinks through supplying the boards and overseeing any fixes, taking down the boards at the end of the season and storing them, and supplying shovels and any other materials needed. “Our volunteers set up the boards, however,” Henderson said. She noted the outdoor rinks amount to a $7,000 line item in the operating budget. According to the manager of recreation and culture, the rinks are “to be used at your own risk.”

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wishes to thank each and every one of their dedicated and caring volunteers. You are the backbone of our organization! Your committment and concern for those in need in our community nourishes our souls!


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it is not every day that first aid training pays off Fortunately the volunteers at the Pierce’s Corners Community Hall are glad they were paying attention when they took their first aid courses. On Friday evening, March 20 the hall was home to a regular group of euchre player who come together every three weeks to play their game. Before their tournament could get further than three hands into the competition one member of the group suffered a heart attack. His heart just stopped. The volunteers who look after the hall along with fellow euchre player jumped into action performing CPR on the man while someone called 911 and someone else got the portable defibrillator down from the wall and prepared to use it. Debbie Hughes, a volunteer at the hall, remembers how everyone worked as team to restart the man’s heart. The community hall features a light lunch for the euchre players even though the competition was taking place in the evening. Hughes was working in the hall’s kitchen

when she heard a commotion. She came out to find a group gathered around a man who was unconscious. “Someone had mentioned the hall’s defibrillator and I could see that everyone was working together and they were calm,” she said. The man was on the floor unconscious and the group was gathered around him doing chest compressions. All the volunteers have to be first aid certified every year. Debbie had been certifies through her work at the Madison Montessori. She had finished her course just a few weeks ago. Someone had managed to get the hall’s defibrillator out but they were having a difficult time getting it unpackaged. She took over dong compressions while others readied the defibrillator. The man finally showed signs of coming around and at he same time the North Gower Fire Department arrived to take over followed by Ottawa paramedics. “It just goes to show you how much we need defibrillators,” said Hughes.

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“It tells you everything like when to back away, told us to administer one shock and then to begin compressions. It even told us if we were doing it the right way.” It even told Debbie to push harder while she was doing her turn at compressions. At one point a young man took over the defibrillator told him he was doing a great job. “It felt good to be able to do what you could and that the defibrillator really worked,” said Hughes. The man who suffered the heart attack made it to the heart institute where the latest bit of information was that he had received two stints and was doing well.

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Maximize your child’s learning ability by ensuring eye, vision health

No one can see through children’s eyes, except the children themselves. The best way to ensure your children have a bright future is by booking their eye exam with a Doctor of Optometry. Expert answers children’s eye health questions Young children may not know that they have a vision problem and cannot always describe exactly what they see. Dr. Radhika Chawla is a Doctor of Optometry and answers parents’ frequently asked questions regarding their children’s vision health. Q: How many children have a vision problem that negatively affects their learning and development? A: As many as one in four children have a vision problem, serious enough to impact their learning and development. With 80 per cent of learning being visual, it is imperative that all children have their eyes

examined by a Doctor of Optometry. Q: As a parent, how will I know if my child has a vision problem? A: The only way to know if your child’s eyes are healthy, seeing well at all distances, and working together as a pair, is through a comprehensive eye exam. Children will often not complain of visual difficulties, as they assume how they see is ‘normal’. Q: What symptoms could suggest that a child possibly has vision problems? A: Some symptoms are quite noticeable, such as rubbing the eyes, squinting, and tilting the head; but some are less obvious, such as avoiding close work or activities that require handeye coordination, such as catching a ball. Q: When should children have their eyes examined?

A: The Ontario Association of Optometrists recommends comprehensive eye examinations for children at the ages of six months, three years, before they start school and annually after that, or as recommended by the Doctor of Optometry. Doctors of Optometry have child-friendly techniques to examine even very young and non-verbal children. Q: What is the primary purpose of a comprehensive eye examination? A: To determine a child’s overall eye health. This includes knowing that their eyes are seeing well at all distances, working together as a pair, have good depth perception, and also checking the health of both the front and the back of the eye. Q: Who is qualified to perform a comprehensive eye exam?

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Checklist for your child’s eye health Children’s eye health is a fundamental part of their growth and development. Unfortunately, it can be challenging for parents and teachers to recognize vision problems in children, as they often don’t know what to look for, or how to recognize behaviours that may be connected to a visual impairment. It can be equally difficult for children to communicate or recognize issues, as they may think

that they see the world the way everyone does. Despite having 20/20 vision, children can still suffer from various eye health problems, such as eye focusing, which can create frustration and lead to permanent learning consequences. According to the Ontario Association of Optometrists, one in four school-aged children has some form of vision problem. Look out for these eye appearances and symptoms as an indication of your child having a vision problem: Appearances: • One eye that looks turned in or out • Bumps, styes, redness, swelling, or crusting of eyelids • Haziness or whitish appearance inside the pupil • Frequently watery eyes • Excessive blinking or squinting Symptoms: • Closing or covering an eye when looking at objects • Losing place or using a finger to maintain place when reading • Exhibiting a reading or learning problem • Complaining of headaches, nausea and dizziness • Avoiding reading, colouring, or activities up close • Poor hand-eye co-ordination


Eye health and vision is an essential part of children’s cognitive and social development, especially as they start school. An untreated eye issue can greatly impede a child’s ability to learn, play, and even socialize. Studies show that difficulty learning is often connected to a correctable vision problem. In fact, 80 per cent of classroom learning is done through the eyes. “Vision health is extremely important for children in all settings, including the classroom, at home, and while participating in extracurricular activities,� says Dr. Radhika Chawla, Doctor of Optometry, who agrees with studies that show vision and learning are fundamentally linked. “In Kindergarten, for example, vision problems can interfere with simple handeye coordination activities and the ability to perform near tasks, such as reading. This can hinder a child’s ability to learn and can lead to emotional issues.� One in four school-aged children faces some form of vision difficulty. Despite this, 90 per cent of children have not had an eye exam from a Doctor of Optometry before the age of four. A child’s vision problems can easily go undetected. Vision problems aren’t always obvious to the parents or the child. Children have no form of comparison and they do not always display symptoms for caregivers to notice. The only way to truly know how well your child can see is through a thorough assessment. In Ontario, OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) covers annual comprehensive eye exams for children up to 19 years of age, so there is no out of pocket cost for parents.

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Traditionally, the annual St. John Catholic High School student-teacher hockey game provides an opportunity for the school to come together and show some Spartan spirit and to enjoy some (sometimes!) quality hockey between the Grade 12 students and the staff. This year, the event took on an entirely different meaning. On Wednesday, Feb. 25, Eric Desjardins, the father of St. John Grade 8 student Emily Desjardins was accidentally killed just outside of Perth while going out of his way to help a fellow motorist whose car had gone into the ditch. Mr. Desjardins sadly left behind a wife and three children, including Emily. The tragedy and the grief felt for the Desjardins family hit the St. John community hard. Prayers were said, messages of support were passed on, but the feeling in Jeff Peters’ Grade 12 religion class was that something more needed to be done. “This course is designed for senior students to show leadership and when given the opportunity, to ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to leading different projects to try and get involved in both the school and the community,â€? Peters explains. His class was in charge of organizing the game, and when news of the Desjardins’ tragedy struck, a number of his students decided to step up. “The kids were amazing. To see the tireless dedication and effort they put into this event, whether it was the organizing, the fundraising, coordinating the event‌ it really made me proud. It was a total

team effort,� said Peters. Normally the event is attended by just Grade 12s but when approached with the idea of making this a school wide event, principal Dave Chaplin immediately supported the idea. “As a school we decided it was vital to come together as a community,� Chaplin explained, “not only to support the Desjardins family financially, but show all of our moral support as well.� On March 24, all Spartans and staff brought in donations and marched across town to the Perth arena as a show of support for the Desjardins family. Members of the community and several local organizations also made donations. Over 600 members of the Spartan community then watched a highly spirited and competitive hockey game, won this year 6-5 by the teachers. However, the game took second stage to what the day was really about. “We worked really hard to organize this,� said Kyle Dowdall, Grade 12 student/ player and one of the organizers. “We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this event.� All in all, $2,140 was raised for the Desjardins family. “We certainly know that nothing we can do or say can ever hope to ease the loss felt by this family,� Peters admits, “but we like to think of the Spartan community as a family; and we wanted Emily and her family to know that they will always have our support.� On behalf of the Grade 12 religion class, we would like to thank all those who supported this event, from both the school and the community.




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Relay guest speaker is Jillian O’Connor St. John kicks off Relay for Life season with special guest speaker, Jillian O’Connor On Thursday, April 16, St. John Catholic High School will officially kick off its 2015 Relay For Life season. The school would like to officially invite all members of the community to attend their Relay Kick Off Rally to be held in the school gymnasium at 10:15 a.m. There will be a fundraising pancake breakfast open to the public before the assembly starting at 9:30 a.m. at the school. The assembly officially commences this year’s fundraising season at SJCHS with videos, live music, and storytelling. The Rally will be highlighted with a special guest speaker - Jillian O’Connor who made national news earlier this year when she delivered a healthy baby boy despite receiving treatment for her own incurable cancer. The school is so honoured that O’Connor will

be coming to share her inspiring story with the students. St. John CHS is leading the way in Ontario, hosting more Relay events than any other school in the province. The event to be held on Friday, May 22 will be our 14th Relay For Life. Over the years, the school community has raised over $569,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Last year’s event raised a school record $54,000. While the money raised is important, what’s most impressive is the support of the event. Over 70 per cent of our school population participates in the annual Relay. The entire event is run by a student organizing committee. Relay For Life has become something that defines our school. Submitted by St. John Catholic High School


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The Perth children’s choirs will perform at St. Paul’s United Church on April 19.

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Perth choirs perform music of John Rutter membrance of someone who has died. With this in mind, audience members will have an opportunity to remember a loved one in the program. Information for this may be obtained by contacting the church office- or 613-267-2973. The second half of the program will open with a children’s choir of over 30 voices joining the adults in the performance of four of Rutter’s delightful springtime pieces including “I Believe in Springtime” and “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. Valerie Leavitt leads the St. James children’s choir, the St. Paul’s children’s choir is led by Mills, and the “Friends” children’s choir is led by local Music Therapist Rebecca Worden, who will be conducting the children’s pieces. Other pieces featuring the adult choirs, con-

ducted by St. James organist Peter Woodwark, include a beautiful setting of “Amazing Grace”, and the energetic “O Be Joyful in the Lord”. The combined St. Paul’s United Church and St. James Anglican Church and Friends have been performing spring concerts annually for many years. Previous works have included Paul Halley’s “Missa Gaia”, the Brahms “Requiem” and the “Mass in b Minor“ by J.S. Bach. Tickets for the performance are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and are available through Tickets Please (613-485-6434/ and at the St. Paul’s United Church office, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. St. Paul’s is at 25 Gore St. W., Perth. www.

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A new walking group has popped up at The Table. A weekly walking group called Smooth Moves is also starting on Tuesday April 21, “We all know that we should exercise every day, but sometimes it is hard to keep motivated. Walking with others can help keep us on track,” says Rosie Kerr the Community Kitchen Coordinator at the Table. The name of the new walking group relates to Rosie’s plan to encourage a spring in participants step by making smoothies to take with on the walk. The smoothie recipes will introduce participants to healthy breakfast and snack options great for busy people and families. After meeting to make their smoothies, the group will take various short routes around town with the length of route adjusted to participant’s ability. When asked why she is starting this group, Rosie responded, “Recent studies have shown

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New health, wellness programs spring up at Table Spring is the time of new beginnings and this holds true at The Table Community Food Centre where two new weekly programs are being offered Tuesday mornings starting on April 21. The programs will provide opportunities for participants to improve their and physical and mental health. Community members are welcome to join both or just one of the programs, which are offered free of charge. In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week, The Table is holding a four-week Mindfulness and Meditation workshop. “Only five to 10 minutes of mindful meditation a day can improve your basic mental health” says Kathy Bedard, a peer advocate at The Table who will be running the workshop. She co-facilitated weekly mindfulness and meditation training courses for Country Roads Community Centre in Portland from 20072009. Bedard admits that when she started taking the training herself in 2005 she was skeptical, “I was resistant to try because I thought it could never help me stop my brain from running a mile a minute.” Through her personal experience Bedard has seen meditation help reduce stress and anxiety levels, lower blood pressure, and help people manage their pain. The sessions will run from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings starting on April 21. This group is open to anyone and is free of charge. For more about the Mindfulness and Meditation program contact Kathy at 613-2676428 extension 29.

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that walking 15 minutes each day can improve your health and the chances you will live longer. Besides, walking is easy and free.” Now that the sidewalks are clear and the sun is shining longer each day, it is a great time to get out for a walk. The group will meet at The Table, 190 Gore Street, on Tuesday mornings at 10am for a four-week trial period starting on April 21. If it is too rainy on the day of the walking group to make walking enjoyable, there will be an indoor exercise planned. This group is open to all ages and is free of charge. Families with small children are welcome to attend. For more information about the walking group please contact Rosie at 613-267-6428 extension 6 Submitted by The Table

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The combined adult and children’s choirs of St. Paul’s United Church and St. James Anglican Church and Friends will be performing a program of music by the British composer John Rutter on Sunday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church in Perth. The program will begin with John Rutter’s Requiem, performed by the 40-voice adult choir and accompanied by a six-piece orchestra of flute, oboe, cello, harp, organ and percussion, directed by St. Paul’s director of music, Brad Mills. The requiem was completed in 1985 and first performed in California with Rutter conducting. It is reminiscent of Faure’s Requiem and is considered one of the most popular choral compositions of the last thirty years. The composition is an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass, performed in re-

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While the elected executive deal with the day-to-day operation of the Legion, and assist at most events, there is a core of dedicated volunteers who are ready and willing to do any job requested of them. Occasionally we take the time to thank them. A big shout-out therefore goes to our wonderful group of regular volunteers. You know who you are, and we know who you are. Our old friend Winston Churchill left us with many quotes, including this fitting gem: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Don’t forget to visit our booth at the annual Festival of the Maples on Saturday, April 25, and on the same day the regular Meat Draw will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. The Saturday Jamboree is back on April 11 from 2 to 6 p.m., and you can join this event on our Facebook page. Everyone is welcome to these events.

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Did you know? The National Council of Veteran Associations in Canada (NCVA) is an umbrella organization of some 60 distinct Veterans’ Associations, according to their website. The site goes on to say that the NCVA is “formed to ensure a strong and independent voice on issues which are of significant interest to the Veterans’ community at large.” The most recent news release posted to the website is dated Dec. 10, 2013, relating to a meeting with then Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino. Days of Yore … In The Perth Courier of August 20, 1970, cover- The Royal Canadian Legion has no affiliation with Submitted photo age of Provincial Court: “Mr. (Joseph) LaChance NCVA. Members Pat and Bertha Tovey were recently presented with a Certificate of Appreciation was arrested following a 24 hour chase which endby Legion 1st Vice President John Gemmell, for their many years of volunteering. Don’t forget our websites: and ed in a $1,000 accident two miles west of Carleton Place. The chase began at Bell’s Corners when Facebook: Royal Ottawa OPP Constables Arthur Smith and Larry Canadian Legion Branch 244.

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Celebrate the arrival of spring and learn about reforestation on Saturday, April 25. The general public is invited to the Spring Field Day and annual general meeting of the Ontario Woodlot Association (Limestone Chapter) at Chaffey’s Lock, Queen’s University Biological Station, near Elgin. The highlight is a tour of an intensive study of the field-to-forest regeneration process. Forty years ago, Dr. Dolf Harmsen began a research project studying the conversion of farm field to woodland. Using the Queen’s University property at Chaffey’s Lock, he has monitored test plots for four decades, comparing different methods of encouraging reforestation of old agricultural land. This 50-year experiment challenges the generally accepted theory of succession in plant communities. Observing many local ecosystems, he has concluded that plant communities are really only one component of more complex systems, and that animals of all sorts must play a role in this holistic “ecosystem succession.� Dr. Harmsen (who has a PhD in insect development from Cambridge University) will report his findings and discuss the prospects for the next 10 years of this novel project. Inquisitive folks are welcome, so bring your questions and zeal to the

event. Appreciate the beauty of the 3,200-hectare Queen’s property at Chaffey’s Lock. The Ontario Woodlot Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable forestry practices. The OWA has evolved into a major player in forest education and support for private woodland owners. Visit www.ont-woodlot-assoc. org On April 25, the program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 10:30 a.m., Harmsen will conduct his tour, and participants are advised to wear appropriate clothing for dense, thorny conditions. Lunch will be provided at noon, followed by the AGM. The finale will be a question and answer session with a variety of forest professionals. This gives participants the opportunity to ask about forest management, sawmilling, wildlife habitat, etc. A tour of a nearby butternut tree stand is also an option. The Biological Station is located on Opinicon Road, and it will be signed. This event is free for OWA members; for non-members, the cost is $15 each. For non-members who bring their own lunch, the cost is $7 each. Pre-registration is required. Please contact 613-373-9334 or owalimestone@

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Hundreds of folks turned out for the annual Bunny Run in Carleton Place Saturday, April 4. The event, presented by People First of Lanark County (PFoLC), was a great success by all measures,� Kory Earle said. Earle, the current president of People First of Canada and PFoLC co-founder, was appointed chair of the 2015 Bunny Run earlier this year. “Seeing so many people on the streets and shopping local was great,� he told the paper. “More than 220 children participated!� Setting a precedent, 31 businesses in the Business Improvement Association (BIA) district handed out chocolates, prizes and more. The 2015 Bunny Run began at the Moore House on Bridge Street (across from the town hall) and ended at Tim Hortons (corner of Coleman Street and Franktown Road). “The feedback was fantastic,� Earle said. “As a matter of fact, people are still talking about how much they enjoyed and loved (this year’s) Bunny

Run.� “I am so thrilled with how things turned out,� he added. Kicking off the free event, which is now in its eighth year, was local Member of Parliament Scott Reid. Other area politicians in attendance included Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos, deputy mayor Jerry Flynn and councillors Theresa Fritz and Sean Redmond. In addition to the Easter Bunny, Frosty the Snowman, who benefitted from the day’s cooler weather, made an appearance. Earle gave a special shout out to the following: Dollar Tree Carleton Place and its customers for supplying the Easter Bunny with candy to hand out; BIA; H&R Block Carleton Place, Accountapotamus Inc.; PFoLC; volunteers, politicians at all levels; media; community members; and family and friends. “I am so proud to have worked with everyone,� he said, “and no thanks will ever be enough for what everyone has given!� PFLC, located at located at 355 Moffatt St. in Carleton Place, promotes equality for all citizens.

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Potters from the area are preparing for a busy spring getting ready for the Empty Bowls fundraisers to benefit the hungry in Lanark County. highlights healthy, nutritious food. This year, with the generous support of suppliers, and the help of store staff, a vegetarian Minestrone soup will be filling locally handcrafted and unique ceramic bowls created jointly by Perth area and MERA (McDonalds Corners/Elphin Recreation & Arts) potters. This year will also include the popular “Many Hands Meet and Greet�, giving attendees a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the enormous volunteer effort and the “many hands� that work together to make Empty Bowls an ongoing success.

“The bowls this year are quite varied,� notes Molly Forsythe, the main organizer of the Foodsmiths Empty Bowls event and a MERA member. “We used a wide selection of glazes, we’ve included some traditional spatter ware, and a really special addition to this year’s line-up are a select number of hand-painted bowls that are very delicate. We think we have something for everyone’s taste this year.� The bowls are already set up in the store and can be purchased for $20. Bowls will also be featured at Perth’s Festival of the Maples Saturday, April

25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will find the Empty Bowls booth in front of Riverguild Fine Crafts 51 Gore St. E. In return for a suggested donation of $20, you will receive a hand-crafted bowl of your choice and be able to fill the bowl with hearty soup or chili donated by local restaurants – Bistro 54, Fiddleheads, Mex and Co, Stone Cellar, Sunflower Bake Shop, The Masonry, and The Table. To top it off (or soak it up) you will enjoy artisanal bread donated by Barnabe’s and complimentary coffee from Coutts & Company. Perth TD Canada

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Trust has generously offered to match the first $2,500 raised at the Festival of the Maples. All proceeds from both events go to sustainable food programs: The Table Community Food Centre, YAK Youth Centre, Food for Thought Breakfast and Snack programs in Lanark County Schools, Lanark Highlands Food Pantry, Frontier College’s Summer Aboriginal Literacy Program and the Guatemala Stove Project. As well, Empty Bowls is the recipient of Foodsmiths April BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag - a charity bag donation program developed by Foodsmiths to encourage the re-use of grocery bags and to provide a source of funds for charitable organizations in the community. For every bag a customer re-uses, 10 cents is donated by Foodsmiths to Empty Bowls. Empty Bowls Perth has raised over $175,000. Last year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser at Foodsmiths marked a $50,000 milestone of funds raised at the store by the event since its inception in 2004. Claire Smith, co-owner of Foodsmiths, says she hopes to meet, and maybe even surpass the $6,100 raised by the 2014 Empty Bowls event. “We never forget that our success comes from the continued dedication and support of local potters, volunteers, our suppliers, staff, and especially our customers,� Smith says. “Without them, we would not be able to make this fundraiser happen.� For more information about the Foodsmiths event visit the store’s Facebook page; or to find out more about Empty Bowls at the Festival of the Maples visit

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The Tay Valley Community Choir presents “Here’s to Singing!” a celebration of music and friendship. This year’s spring concert will take place in the Maberly Community Hall on Saturday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. 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 Rachelle Reinhart. Admission is by donation. 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!

JOB POSTING EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR (CONTRACT) Tay Valley Township is seeking a contract full-time Events and Promotions Coordinator. Reporting to the Planner, the Events and Promotions Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating, coordinating and promoting events and legacy programs for the Township’s 200th Anniversary celebrations. A detailed job description is available by contacting the undersigned or visiting As the preferred candidate you will have post-secondary courses in event planning or a related field of study and two years event planning experience. Exceptional communications, promotion and marketing skills, strong time management skills and the ability to take initiative are essential, as well as excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The wage is $25.22 (which includes pay in lieu of vacation and benefits, 2015 rate) per hour for a four day work week. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume clearly marked “Events and Promotions Coordinator”, prior to 12:00 noon, April 21st, 2015, to: Tay Valley Township Attention: Clerk 217 Harper Road Perth, ON K7H 3C6 or e-mail:

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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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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Tay Valley Township passed the above noted By-Laws on the 24th day of March, 2015, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter P.13. AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or public body may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the by-laws by filing with the Clerk of Tay Valley Township not later than the 29th day of April, 2015, a notice of appeal setting out the reasons for the appeal, and accompanied by the fee required by the Ontario Municipal Board. AND TAKE NOTICE that only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or group on its behalf. AND TAKE NOTICE that no person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. By-law No. 2015-014 applies to approximately 5.55 ha of land at Christie Lake North Shore Road, situated on Part Lot 20 & 21, Concession 3 in the geographic Township of South Sherbrooke. The lands subject to the amending by-law have received final consent as severances and lot additions. Purpose: remove the “H” holding designation resulting in the following zones: a new lot on Christie Lake North Shore Road to Rural Special Exception-11 (RU-11) • a new lot on Christie Lake to Residential Limited Services (RLS) • the retained lands to Residential Limited Services Special Exception - 132 (RLS-132) • a lot addition to Residential Limited Services Special Exception - 131 (RLS-131) • a lot addition to Rural Special Exception - 12 (RU-12) By-law No. 2015-015 applies to approximately 0.5 ha of land known as 549 Christie Lake Lane 42A, situated on Part Lot 21, Concession 3 in the geographic Township of South Sherbrooke. Purpose: extend the RLS - 131 zone to cover the receiving lot of a recent lot addition. Effect: permit construction of a dwelling. By-law No. 2015-016 applies to approximately 0.27 ha of land known as 1141 O’Brien Lake Lane 11, situated on Part Lot 13, Concession 1 in the geographic Township of South Sherbrooke. Purpose: change the zoning of the property from Rural (RU) to Residential Limited Services Special Exception - 141 (RLS - 141). Effect: acknowledge existing conditions. THIS NOTICE GIVEN ON THE 9th DAY OF APRIL, 2015. Amanda Mabo, Clerk, Tay Valley Township (800) 810-0161 or (613) 267-5353

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The young Stingrays above are ready to swim for medals. Pictured to the right, is the Intro Group from the left, Katja McTavish, Coach Taylor Dunlop, Rachel Bell, Zoey Hanmer and Emma Jamieson. Missing in the photo is Isabelle Bridson.


On Tuesday, March 24, an enthusiastic group of young swimmers gathered at the Perth Pool to participate in a “Mini-Meet�. This event is a chance for the younger Stingrays to get the experience of racing without all the pressure of being at an official swim meet. The coaches, senior swimmers and parents run the events similar to an official meet, with the swimmers using the starting blocks, having the real starter’s horn and getting actual times for their races. The first time through this process can be a bit intimidating, so the club holds these mini-meets to keep the atmosphere fun and relaxed, but close to the real process. This Mini-Meet saw a total of five swimmers from the “Introduction to Competitive Swimming� program ranging in age from seven to 10, coached by Taylor Dunlop, and 16 swimmers from the “Bronze� program ranging in age from eight to 13 coached by Brenda Price. The “Introduction to Competitive Swimming� swimmers raced in 3 events each and the Bronze swimmers raced in five events each. The events

included 25m Freestyle, Butterfly, Backstroke and Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, Butterfly, Backstroke and Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle, and 100m Individual Medley (25m of each stroke). These Mini-Meets are great team events, with everyone on the team playing a part. The senior swimmers judge the strokes and the turns, and then help the swimmers understand if they made any mistakes that would cause a disqualification in an official meet. The senior swimmers and parents take care of the timing of the races, and the coaches organize and run the events. The skill displayed by the swimmers continues to improve with each successive Mini Meet, and the enthusiasm and spirit displayed made for a fantastic event. The next 10-week session of the Introduction to Competitive Swimming Program will run from April 7 to June 16. For more information, please contact head coach Rod Agar at 613-264-9839 or psacheadcoach@ You can also follow the Perth Stingrays on their blog http://perthstingrays.blogspot. ca/ or on Facebook.





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Stingrays have successful mini-meet

Top finish for Perth schools The 2015 Lanark County Jr. Boys’ Basketball Tournament took place last Wednesday, April 1, co-hosted by Stewart and Queen Elizabeth schools in Perth. Games took place at Stewart and Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI). Ten schools participated: Stewart, Queen Elizabeth, Chimo, Caldwell, Beckwith, R. Tait Mackenzie, Montague, Naismith, Lombardy and Arklan. Stewart beat Queen Elizabeth 12-6 in the tournament final. On the winning Stewart team are: Rudy Boyce, Donavin Deacon, Denver Bowes, Lukian Echlin, Jack Bourque, Will Mierau, Matthew Treffers, Cole Uniacke, Riley Wark, Hunter Fielding, Keaton Murphy. The team is coached by Greg Gesner. Sean Christy is the coach of the Queen E. School team, who said it was great to see the high calibre of ball players in Lanark County.



The calibre of basketball players coming out of Perth’s elementary schools is high. The top two teams in this year’s tournament were Stewart (first place) and Queen Elizabeth (second place) schools. Players proudly showed off their gold and silver medals. Stewart’s coach is Greg Gesner (right), while Sean Christy (left) coaches Queen Elizabeth.

Left, with a handful of Queen Elizabeth players in hot pursuit, Stewart’s Donavin Deacon travels with the basketball.

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More than just exercise… a genuine art of health Stewart and Queen Elizabeth players scramble for control of the basketball in the tournament’s final match.

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PDCI sets up toll passage for Sultana on April 18 in Perth Sultana Frizell is heading to the Olympics in 2016 in Rio, but to get there, she needs to raise some funds to help pave the way. Next weekend, Perth and District Collegiate Institute staff will host a tollgate at the corner of Gore and Drummond streets. There will be volunteers helping to collect funds to aid in Frizell’s quest. “In conjunction with the ‘Perth for Sultana’ initiative, (spearheaded by the Royal Canadian Legion, Perth branch), the PDCI teaching staff is very pleased to announce, ‘PDCI for Sultana’,” said Kevin Bellamy of PDCI. “‘PDCI for Sultana’ will take the form of a ‘Toll Road’ with all money collected to go to the ‘Perth for Sultana’ campaign. On Saturday, April 18 between 9 and 11 a.m. there will be traffic stops on Gore and Drummond streets where donations can be made to help Frizell prepare for the Rio Olympics. Along the way to Rio, Sultana has stops at the Toronto Pan-American Games in July, 2015, and the International Amateur Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Beijing in August, 2015, where significant expenses will need to be covered. “The staff at PDCI is very excited to help in this initiative for Sultana,” Bellamy said. “We are all proud of her accomplishments. Sultana always has time to stop at PDCI to visit with her former teachers and talk to PDCI students. We are hoping for a significant financial contribution to help her along the way to the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio.” The legion is now leading a fundraising campaign called “Perth for Sultana” to assist Sultana Frizell in her quest for the podium at the 2016 Olympics. She is quick to point out that the hammer throw event would never have been available to her, if not for the Royal Canadian Legion National Track & Field Program. There is no funding available through Athletics Canada at this time for the Perth athlete, and contributions will allow

Frizell to “take care of all the details,” while ensuring that “I can put all the odds on my side and accomplish my goal of stepping on the podium.” Frizell has recently found that a happy coach makes a happy athlete. Despite a grueling training schedule, she has successfully carried out parental duties for Coach Derek Evely’s three young children for more than a year now. One of several Olympic athletes from Perth and area, Frizell attended Perth & District Collegiate Institute (PDCI), where she competed in all throwing events, followed by several years at the University of Georgia competing in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and International events. Frizell made headlines across Canada on July 28, 2014, when she struck gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and in addition to the Commonwealth record, she currently holds the Canadian and North American records. Kamloops, BC is now the usual training base for Frizell, where she was under the direction of former Soviet world record holder Anatoliy Bondarchuk for several years, and is now coached by Evely. She is returning there after a recent training session in Tucson, Arizona, and the next competition is the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California. The fund raising campaign was initiated in October of 2014 by the legion, with the support of other Perth organizations including PDCI, Glen Tay Block Race, Perth Kilt Run, and the Town of Perth. More groups are expected to come on board soon. A website is already in place:, where online donations can be made through Paypal, and a Facebook Page can be found by searching “Perth for Sultana”. Donations can also be made in person at the legion File photo members’ lounge. Sultana Frizell is on the road to Rio, 2016 Olympics but needs your help

to get there. April 18 will be an opportunity to make a donation to her

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Men@Words to perform in Perth April 15

The Lioness Club of Perth donated $1,000 to His House, the Perth dropin centre. From the left are Danielle Wall, Sue Matte, Reverend Shirley Abrahamse, Joan MacIntosh.

In the fall of 2013 James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe were on tour in the northeastern United States. Their hectic schedule included a couple of days off near Cambridge, Ma. They had arranged to stay at the home of a friend, Frankie Lieberman. Frankie’s place is well known to travelling musicians and hundreds have inhabited the spare rooms over the past 25 years. On their first morning there, James and Jez stumbled into the kitchen for coffee, and instead, found Archie Fisher. What started as a fortuitous kitchen encounter has become the Men@ Words North American tour. Master guitarist, singer and songwriter, Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour and is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show. Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England. James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. This poet laureate of

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Big ‘Bee’ event at Drummond Central April 18

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Along with food donations, gently used puzzles, books, music CDs, DVD movies, clothing and kitchen supplies would be greatly appreciated. Will you help the Perth community in supporting this service to the many who are less fortunate? Maybe you could pick up a little something extra when you get your groceries, and drop it off at the centre, 40 North St. At this time, the centre is open Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

the folk and roots music world goes about his work with a combination of passion, curiosity and intensity. Men@Words is a once in a lifetime show. Archie, Jez and Jim are known road warriors. The fact that they were able to find time in their schedules for a joint tour

Drummond Central School, 10 minutes east of Perth off Highway 7, is known as “The Place to Bee!”, and you will definitely want to “bee” here on Saturday, April 18 when we are hosting a school Showcase, also known as b3, the Bodacious Bumblebee Ballyhoo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for new members to the community to visit DCS and see what we’re all about. French teacher Lisa Venne will be here to discuss our outstanding Core French program, and is also curating a student artwork exhibit. In addition to that she will be running two basket weaving workshops. The DCS parent council will also be represented, along with 1st Drummond Scouts and the Ontario Early Years Centre. In conjunction with this event, there will be a Bumblebee

tells you how special this is. They will be playing at the Full Circle Theatre in Perth at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. Tickets are $33 and available at html Submitted by Joel LeBlanc, Perth Live Music

Bazaar with more than a dozen vendors for a host of products (just in time for Mother’s Day no less). The school is also hosting a gigantic Mom to Mom/Yard Sale – if you have started your spring cleaning and have items to dispose of, please join us, table rentals are only $20. Little Ray’s Reptiles will be on site from 10 to 11:30 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wandering minstrels Wade Foster, Mike McPherson and Henry Norwood will be on hand to provide some toe-tapping tunes. There will be a scavenger hunt and face-painting for the children, door prizes and a silent auction for the adults. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 18th. Please call the school at 613-267-4789 for more information, to reserve a workshop spot, or sales table. Contact us at: 1702 9th Line Beckwith RR#2, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 3P2 General Inquiries: 613-257-1539 or 1-800-535-4532 / Public Works: 613-257-1810 or 1-800-535-4534 / Monday April 13th, 2015 Tuesday April 14th, 2015 Tuesday April 21st, 2015 Tuesday April 21st, 2015 Tuesday April 28th, 2015

SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2015 7:00 PM Planning 7:00 PM Recreation 6:00 PM Public Works Immed. Following Finance 1:00 PM Heritage Committee

Councillor Faye Campbell Reeve Richard Kidd Councilor Time Campbell Deputy-Reeve Sharon Mousseau Reeve Richard Kidd


Reverend Shirley Abrahamse is running a drop-in day program for those in need of a hot meal, and a safe meeting place for friendly conversation, and to socialize over a cup of coffee or tea. People at ‘His House’ can enjoy Bible study on Monday afternoons, participate in doing crafts, Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m., or simply watching a television show or enjoy a movie. This program relies totally on donations of cash and volunteers. Reverend Shirley has been trying to fund raise in order to pay the rent and utilities, to keep the centre going. At present, breakfast is prepared on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lunch is pending on food that has been donated. Reverend Shirley would ideally like to provide breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee break and a snack to any one who is in need or to whomever would like to drop by. The reverend says she provides “food for the body, and food for the soul.”

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Three of the world’s finest songwriters and most respected singers, Jez Lowe, Archie Fisher and James Keelaghan have decided to take their friendship on the road. They will be appearing at Full Circle Theatre, Perth, on Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

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The Township of Beckwith is looking for energetic, creative students who have experience with children. We are looking to fill positions for the 2015 Summer Day & Sports Camp for Supervisors, Camp Councillors and Councillors in Training. Completion of a CPR/First Aid course, while not a mandatory requirement would be beneficial. Student applicants may forward a resume to the undersigned at the Township of Beckwith Office, 1702 9th Line by NOON on May 1st, 2015. References are required at the time of resume submission. Please direct resumes to: Attn: Cassandra McGregor, Recreation Director Township of Beckwith, 1702 9th Line Beckwith 613-257-1539

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