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Fillipoff is free woman BY DESMOND DEVOY

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

Shelley Fillipoff is a free woman. The Lanark Highlands Township resident was in the Perth court on Wednesday, Nov. 23 in the afternoon for what was to be her judicial pre-trial. Instead, "all criminal charges against me were dropped today," she said in a telephone interview that afternoon. "I am a free woman...I did not go to court expecting that to happen." Her son Matthew, however, entered a guilty plea to his charges. "Based on his plea, they decided to drop my charges," she said. Fillipoff was arrested on Thursday, March 3, and has not seen her son Matthew since then, as part of her bail conditions. When she heard the news in the courtroom, "I was elated. I was almost sick with excitement." As a mother, she was then able to do something she has been unable to do in eight months - hug and kiss her son. She will now begin visiting him in prison this weekend. Her son will be sentenced in the New Year, and, while she is glad to have her legal problems behind her, "I'm sad that he (Matthew) is in that position, that position that he put himself in...It scares me," to think what prison will be like for him. Fillipoff was arrested on Thursday, March 3, and faced five charges, including: 1. Adult laundering of the proceeds of crime; 2. Adult possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine; 3. Adult possession of a Schedule II substance - Cannabis Marijuana - over 30 grams; 4. Adult unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm; and, 5. Adult unauthorized possession of a firearm. Fillipoff is best known in the area for her ongoing search for her missing daughter Emma, who was last seen alive in British Columbia in 2012.

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Bowes Brothers Home for Christmas concert returns Dec. 4 BY TARA GESNER

In what has become a firm holiday favourite, the Bowes Brothers' Home for Christmas concert will celebrate its tenth season with a performance in Carleton Place on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena). The Bowes Brothers - Ed, Rod, John and Andy - were born, raised and still live in and around their hometown of Carleton Place. "I am the only one in Carleton Place," John told the Canadian Gazette during a recent interview to promote the upcoming show. "Rod and Andy are in Beckwith and Ed lives in Mississippi Mills." The Home for Christmas concert begins at 7 p.m., with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Special musical guests will be Carleton Place's George Chenier Sr. and 13-year-old country artist Davis Dewan from Ottawa. "Davis is a fabulous singer," John said, "and George has been playing country music for 150 years." Also on the ticket Sunday night will be 2016 Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Clarence Bowes, the father of Ed, Rod, John and Andy. "Dad, after playing for 50 years, when he got inducted, he was so humbled by it," John said. "He could not stand the attention." "Even now, he does not like the fact we put the picture of him with his award on the (Home for Christmas) poster," John added. Backing up the Bowes Brothers on stage will be the North Country Show Band. Members are as follows: father Clarence, Brad Scott, Jack Denovan, Mark Lemieux and Ken Kanwischer. Charlie Kitts, who was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, will be returning as master of ceremonies. "We did not have Charlie for the first two years," John said. "Our emcee was Jack Denovan, and now he is in our back up band." Tickets for the Dec. 4 concert are $15 apiece. They can be purchased at the following locations: SRC Music in Carleton Place; Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation office, located on the first floor of the hospital; Alan R. Barker Funeral Home & Chapel in Carleton Place; Mark's Cobbler Shop in Perth; and Nicholson's Sundries in Pakenham. "My brothers and I want to thank them for carrying the tickets," John said. Tickets are general admission, and the seating style is theatre. Snacks and refreshments will be available; however, this is not a licensed event. "We promote it as a family show," John said. The Carleton Place & District

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The Bowes Brothers’ Home for Christmas concert will celebrate its tenth season with a performance in Carleton Place on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena). The concert begins at 7 p.m., with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 apiece. The Bowes Brothers – Ed, Rod, John and Andy – were born, raised and still live in and around their hometown of Carleton Place. Civitan Club is conducting a 50/50 draw. "They have supported us since day one," John said. Every year the Home for Christmas concert sells out, with people coming from all over to catch the show. "Spencerville, Renfrew, Perth...a lot of local people," John said. "We have a wide range of followers." "We turned 150 people away last year because they waited to get tickets," White said. "The concert will feature primarily Christmas music, but there will be some country favourites in there as well to keep everyone happy," John said. "Every performer will do a mix." Sunday's concert will be professionally recorded. "We have played a lot of places, a lot of spots, but there is nothing like coming home and playing for your family and friends," John said. "This is where we got started," he continued. "We love performing for our hometown crowd." Ten years "It was actually the idea of a coworker to do something to support the (Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital), since the funeral home works so closely with the hospital," John said. John co-owns Alan R. Barker Funeral Home & Chapel. "We thought we would do a Christmas is a neat time of year," he said. The first concert was on Dec. 10, 2006, "and it was really unique because it was the day Abigail, my daughter was born," John added. "We had such a good response." The first year brought in between $3,000 and $4,000, but it has gone

as high as $7,000 at other concerts. Local resident and town employee Bob White came on as a promoter a few years ago, which has helped promote the show to a wider market. "We have done so many things together, whether it is the Country Harvest Music Show or Christmas concert," White said. "When people see the Bowes Brothers and my name on a poster, they know it is going to be a good show," he continued. White described the Christmas concert as "a night to share some good laughs." "Bob got engaged at one of our Christmas concerts, and we even had the Stanley Cup here one year," John said. The concert's sponsors have grown over the years, which has helped cover the costs...more of the ticket sales go to the hospital. "The funeral home sponsored it from the start, which led others in the community to join the effort," John said, "and "Without all of our sponsors we could not do what we do," he continued, "and we truly thank all of them for their support." The 2016 sponsors are as follows: Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd.; Alan R. Barker Funeral Home & Chapel; Law and Orders; Bud's Taxi; MacPherson's Auto Centre; Carleton Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd.; Bradda Printing Services Inc.; and SRC Music. Growing up, the brothers always sang and played music; however, things really evolved after they performed during the International Plowing Match - Rural Expo 2003. Since then, they have shared a stage with some of the best names in country music, including Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Major, George Canyon, Michelle Wright and

Terri Clark. It truly is a family affair for the Bowes brothers. "We play with our father, so he comes everywhere," John said, "and then mom (Anne Bowes) comes to watch and make sure we are all behaving." "My brothers and I are all over 40-years-old and we take our mom and dad with us everywhere we go," he added with a laugh. In addition to plenty of parking, the Neelin Street Community Centre, located at 75 Neelin St., is fully accessible. "To the people who have come to previous concerts, thank you for support us and believing in the cause - the hospital," John said. "Anyone who has not seen the show, it will be a fun night," he added, "and there are different charities people support, but everybody needs the hospital." For more information about the concert and the Bowes Brothers in general, visit www.bowesbrothers. com or call 613-253-5487.

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Mount Everest was built Saturday in Smiths Falls thanks to the efforts "of the outstanding community, once again," during the 10th annual Town and Country Chrysler Build a Mountain campaign. In week three, Hugh Colton said the campaign has broken records with donations to the Smiths Falls and District Community Food Bank. "It was another big haul," Colton said. "The community came to the plate once again. There are no words to describe their generosity." Carolyn Barr, manager of the food bank said it was "absolutely amazing, and the shelves are full. That will take us through to March/April." Monday, the duo met at the food bank to add even more food items and cash to the count after Sunday's CP Holiday Train rolled into town. "Our up to date count as of (Monday) from this weekend is 60,355 pounds of food and $13,609.55 in cash donations," Colton said. This time around, the campaign didn't just receive food and cash donations, but there were also a lot of toiletries and extras that they don't normally collect - like little goodie bags for children with some mittens, food in the back of the Build a Mountain of Food campaign van at the drop-off site at Andress’ Your Indehats and toys. Saturday, Barr said there was a pendent Grocer in Smiths Falls on Saturday, Nov. 26.

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Lanark County council is wishing "happy trails" to Reid Kilburn. The local resident was honoured for his contributions to the Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation (LCMTC) during the Nov. 23 county council meeting in Perth. Warden Gail Code presented Kilburn with a certificate of appreciation after he announced his resignation with the board on which he has served since January 2013 and most recently held the role of president. "We're celebrating a great person tonight, Reid Kilburn," noted Code, who said that following Kilburn's start on the board, he "has been very instrumental in reinventing the Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation." Code noted Kilburn made strides to form partnerships with stakeholders during his tenure with the LCMTC, "and provided a substantial amount of time and energy in ensuring the Tay River Pathway project would come to fruition." "Over the years, Reid has developed trails of all kinds and has been blessed with many great hiking experiences," Code continued. "His intent on serving on

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Lanark County Warden Gail Code, left, presents Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation outgoing president Reid Kilburn with a certificate of appreciation during the Nov. 23 Lanark County council meeting in Perth. After four years on the board and creating many links to trails throughout the county, Kilburn is moving on. the board was to give back and I'm sure we'll all agree he's more than done that. I just want to say thank you, Reid, for the great job you've done and wish you very much success in the future.

I know wherever you are you're going to bring sunshine to a lot of people." After four years with the trails corporation, Kilburn said it's been his pleasure to work on the

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those who donate every year,” Colton said. A music concert, The Last of the Good Years, hosted by Lyle Dillabough and Dennis Staples and the gang, held at the Station Theatre provided the food bank with another $1,005 donation. And Sunday during the CP Holiday Train event, the fire fighters were collecting more donations from the huge crowd that swelled down Victoria Street. Those numbers won’t be known until later in the week, though, Colton said. The Build a Mountain float had a welcoming debut at the Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade on Saturday night, which Colton said was well received. “It was a fantastic parade, and that’s the first of three we’ll be in with the float,” he said. Kevin Nolan Trucking’s rebuilt Peterbuilt was decked out in lights as was the 48-foot trailer with its mountain of food, a bulldozer and shopping cart. It’s a show-stopper. Colton said Nolan had a hard time trying to get the transport out of the parking lot at the Station Theatre, but his fire department volunteers quickly cleared the streets so they could “book it to Perth” for the arrival of the train there. Don’t miss the opportunity to check this out when Colton takes it to Perth this weekend to Crystal Palace for the Festival of Lights Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m., and he will be back Saturday for the Santa Claus Parade at 5 p.m. from Sunset Boulevard. On Dec. 10, Colton will have the float in the Smiths Falls night time parade, also starting at 5 p.m. This Friday night, the Smiths Falls RedHawks will host their Hoops for the Foodbank game as the visiting Saskatoon basketball team, the Buffalo Narrows Eagles, will take on the St. John Catholic High School Spartans at 6 p.m. Food bank donations will be collected. Following the 6 p.m. game, stick around and catch the senior RedHawks take on Brockville Collegiate at 7:30 p.m. This Saturday, the Build a Mountain of Food campaign hits Westport’s Kudrinko’s from 9 a.m. to noon, then Gordanier’s in Elgin from 1 to 4 p.m. As of Monday, this year’s campaign totals have reached 119,284 pounds of food donated to local food banks, and $35,635.30 in cash donations. Those numbers are changing daily.


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t’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which, to many, signals a happy time that is to be celebrated for any number of reasons. Unfortunately, that feeling is far from being unanimous. For some of us, though, the so-called festive season is anything but. It can be a very difficult period because of the loss of a loved one or a serious illness; maybe it’s financial challenges or personal issues. As we’ve noted in this space in past years, Christmas can be a time that is endured rather than enjoyed. Those who celebrate the season aren’t trying to make things harder for the people who would prefer to be left on their own or work instead of socializing. The reverse is usually true; anyone who isn’t in the festive spirit is not attempting to put a damper on the festivities for those who are not into the Christmas scene.

Although Dec. 25 is still weeks away, we want to express empathy to those of you who are having or will have a tough time coping with the holidays for whatever reason. We should not overlook the fact that you are dealing with the loss or hardship at a time when many of us are distracted with our own stressful but upbeat Christmas experience. We hope that you might be able to identify something positive and focus on it as you enter the festive season. In the absence of that, please find at least a bit of comfort in knowing that some of us have been there and managed to get through our own Christmas season challenges. In some cases, our own struggles lasted for many years before relief emerged. As much as we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, perhaps we will instead offer our best wishes and hope that the new year and the passing of time will lead to better days ahead.

Generous ‘aunt’ left Mary and family with warm and fuzzy feeling Mother and Aunt Bertha were sitting at the kitchen table over a pot of green tea and oatmeal cookies. Being a Saturday, I was home from school, and as always was delighted when someone came to pay a visit. Although she wasn't an aunt, we called her aunt, because it was considered very bad manners for any child to call an adult by her first name. She came across the 20-acre field in the horse and cutter and had a bag with her that looked to be crammed full with material in a very dark green colour. Mother seemed to be as curious as I was, but then Aunt Bertha was always trying to help her become a good farm wife, and she no doubt had another idea to help Mother along. She took the big wad of green out of the bag, and spread it out on the kitchen table. She was

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telling Mother about keeping our feet warm. This sounded great to me, because our old log house had no foundation, and our feet froze on the cold floors. Aunt Bertha ordered me to stand up on top of the table, right at the edge where the green material was placed, and I was in my stockings, with a pair of my father's wool sox over them. Aunt Bertha ripped the wool sox off, and without further ado, took a pair of scissors out of her pocket and began cutting the material, which she called felt, just slightly larger than the shape of my feet. She helped me off the table, and cut two longer pieces and set them aside. She sent Mother for shoes belonging to everyone in the house, and did the same thing with them: cutting their shapes out of the felt, and matching them with the strips.

to help ward off the drafts of the cold floors. "Now, Mabel, Audrey can do the rest. All she has to do is blanket-stitch those matching pieces together, and everyone will have a pair to

I had no idea what she was doing, but anything that added a bit of excitement on a Saturday morning was fine with me. Setting aside the piles of cut felt, she took a ball of red wool and a big darning needle out of another pocket, laid one of the flat pieces on top of one of the shapes of my feet, and began to blanket-stitch the two pieces together. And right before my very eyes, and before could say "Jack Robinson", Aunt Bertha had created what I knew was going to be a pair of slippers to wear over our stockinged feet

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wear when they take their gum rubbers and boots off at night." And she was gone. Out the door, into the cutter, and across the 20-acre field and home. Well, Audrey was as excited as

I was, and she spent the entire afternoon, sewing the felt pieces together so that by the time supper was over, and we were See MARY page 9

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There is a new breeze blowing, one that is made up of intolerance and ignorance. I have noticed this on a global scale, it is not just a North American phenomena. The breeze I am speaking of is this need to blame one or another group in society for perceived ills of the nation. This nasty breeze reared its ugly head during the UK Brexit vote. The anti-immigrant rhetoric was seen and heard on a nightly basis on the news. The election at the beginning of the month

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in the USA was filled with hate, prejudice and just about any phobia imaginable. It was a display of humanity that was a less than shining example for our next generation to live by. What worries me is this type of thinking and rhetoric could become mainstream, a new societal norm. You have two candidates for the Conservative Party leadership putting forth divisive policies. Kellie Leitch wants to test all new im-

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into the evening, everyone had a pair of blanket-stitched felt slippers to put on over their wool sox. Everyone, that is, except Father, who went into his usual ranting about “living on this here farm for my entire life...a farm that has been in our name for more than 100 years, and we never had to put any danged pieces of felt sewn together to keep our feet warm before. So don’t expect me to start now.” Well, the rest of the family put the felt slippers on, praising Aunt Ber-

report that recognizes their feedback. All of this information is important to the board of trustees who will receive the final report from our staff to inform their final decisions," said director Stephen Sliwa. It is important to note that while this information enables the dialogue initiated by the initial staff report, it does not impact the initial draft recommendations, all of which

tha for her brilliant idea, and giving Mother the felt, and not asking for any money either. “Wonderful neighbour... just wonderful,” Mother kept saying. I couldn’t ever remember of having such warm feet on a cold winter’s night. And wearing our wool sox inside, kept the slippers from sliding off too. As usual, Father was in his rocking chair beside the Findlay Oval, with his stockinged feet on a cushion on the opened oven door, and it wasn’t long until we could hear the soft snores, see his pipe come to rest on his chest, and the Ottawa Farm Journal slip to the

remain our focus of discussion. The primary purpose of the discussion is to collect feedback through the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) process. The ARCs are continuing their work and will host the second round of public meetings in January. The final staff report will be presented by staff to the board of trustees at a special board meeting on Feb. 15.

floor. When Father fell asleep, Mother said only an explosion would waken him up. We were all deadly silent, as we saw Emerson take the slippers made for Father and quietly tiptoe over to the stove, and as gentle as a lamb, ease one foot and then the other, into the felt slippers. When Father finally wakened, he looked down at his feet, wiggled them around a bit, saw the felt slippers and slowly got out of the rocker. He went to stoke the Findlay Oval, poured himself a cup of green tea from the pot that sat continuously on the back of stove and was still wearing them when

migrants, migrants, refugees to see if they meet Canadian values. I wish she would tell us what a Canadian value is and give an example of one. Another idea I feel is stale and lame is to ban headscarves in workplaces. I am sure that is high on the minds of Canadians at this point in time. Remembrance Day has just passed and it seems as if we have learned precious little from the war to end all wars. Do you have any idea how Nazism began? First there was extreme nationalism and a boisterous leader who was going to make the country great again and bring back the jobs of the manufacturing boom era in a changing world economy. Then the most important thing – a group to blame for the country’s problems. he headed into the bedroom. He would never admit the slippers were a good idea, but every night, like the rest of us, they went on over his work sox when his boots came off. Like she did many times over, Aunt Bertha was there to help ease Mother into life on a farm, and to give a lending hand whenever it was needed. 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

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Lanark County Camera Club marks 20th anniversary this year In the fall of 1996, Graeme Crabb was a newly-arrived resident of Perth. An enthusiastic photographer, he was disappointed to find there was no camera club in the area in which to share his love of the craft. And so he set out to create one. Hugh Henderson of Pictures Perth provided an initial contact and put up a poster in his store. Next, Graeme placed ads in the EMC and waited to see what would happen. Five people showed up at his home for an initial meeting, of whom four were enthusiastic about founding a club and it was decided to go ahead with an inaugural meeting set for the following January. In addition to Graeme, the founders were Howard Owen, Gary Webster, Horace Lamble, Keith Allan and Bruce Young. More advertisements were bought in the local press and posters hung around town to try and attract interest. At the initial meeting in Howard Owen's home no less than sixteen people showed up and the Lanark County Camera Club was born. An executive was elected, with Graeme Crabb, fittingly, as the first president and space was rented at St. Paul's United Church for monthly meetings. The club was up and running. As the need for more space grew, the venue was moved first to the Baptist Church and then to Algonquin College, where the club continues to

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The Lanark County Camera Club will mark its 20th anniversary at their meeting on Dec. 20. The club currently has more than 60 members. Above, an image by camera club member Sandra Jones. meet today. From that initial meeting the club thrived and grew. There were guest speakers, workshops with well-known photographers, outings and special interest groups to keep members enthu-

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demise of film and the rise and eventual supremacy of digital technology. Within the club this resulted in a schism, with die-hard film enthusiasts becoming increasingly resentful of what they saw as a passing fad and the

growing number of members enthusiastically exploring the new technology and its potential. Tensions escalated over time and even threatened the continued existence of the club, but cooler heads stepped up and under the presidency of the late Ralph Buttrum the crisis passed. The new technology resulted in the formation of a special interest group within the club which meets separately to further knowledge of digital techniques, especially in editing images. Over time, another special interest group was formed to provide help to those members who want to learn more basic skills such as camera controls, exposure and composition. Finally, a third group explores the critiquing of members' images. Today, the Lanark County Camera Club is a thriving organization with more than 60 active members drawn from across the county and beyond. The club is dedicated to providing a non-competitive atmosphere where members can learn, pursue their personal goals of excellence and share their knowledge with others. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Algonquin College in Perth. Our 20th birthday will be celebrated at the meeting on Dec. 20 and all present and former members are invited. Submitted by the Lanark County Camera Club

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Stonehenge among many prehistoric sites in Wiltshire If you are interested in Great Britain and its history then it's almost certain you have heard of Stonehenge, the ancient temple on the Salisbury Plain in central, southern England that experts believe was constructed between 3000 and 2000 BC. My wife and I first visited the impressive stone circle in 1997 as part of a tour of southwest England and the south coast. Because Stonehenge is part of virtually every organized excursion in that part of the world, we found ourselves back at the site two years later. What most tours don't include or emphasize is that Stonehenge is at the centre of the biggest concentration of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England. The region, most of it in the county of Wiltshire, includes hundreds of burial mounds, impressive earthworks as well as the largest stone circle in Europe at Avebury, Wiltshire. The Avebury site, although less than an hour's drive from Stonehenge, is much less known and attracts far fewer visitors than the 1.3 million people who visit Stonehenge annually. When my son Craig and I went to England in September, Stonehenge was high on his list of places to visit. Due to his interest in antiquities Craig wanted to take a tour that also included lesser known sites, some of which are considerably older than Stonehenge.


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friendly and the air conditioned minibus was a welcome island of relief following each stop. On this occasion our 16 companions were all from the United States, not surprising considering that Americans lead the visitors' parade to Britain. Ancient history isn't everyone's cup of tea. But we met people from New York City, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles, all bound by a common interest in prehistoric sites. Excellent tour Tom is very knowledgeable about antiquities, having participated in various digs in Wiltshire. He also made the drive between locations interesting by pointing out many other places of interest along our five-county route. Tom provided good advance information before every stop and willingly answering the myriad questions posed by participants throughout the day. Wending our way through busy west London and then hitting the M4


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henge which is a big improvement over the previous set-up. The site is arguably the most important location to fall under the auspices of English Heritage which is the country's second heritage organization, behind the National Trust which manages the lands around Stonehenge. At the time of my previous visits the site was an island between two major roads. To me that took away from the aesthetics of the location on the rolling, windswept Salisbury Plain. The roads have since been merged meaning you can imagine what Stonehenge looked like prior to the arrival of modern civilization. Tom explained that the pathway around the stone circle is also changed periodically in order to protect what remains in the ground. Archeological digs are still conducted there from time-to-time. Credit goes to English Heritage for transforming the site and returning context and dignity to a setting the organization itself calls "this marvel of human endeavour." Just getting the large stones, some of which were carried from faraway Wales to the site was a tremendous feat although the nearby River Avon was probably used to float some of them closer to the location. I can't begin to outline complete details about Stonehenge and the on-

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When Yvonne Specogna and Andre Pelletier retired, they wanted to give back in the community. One of their friends was a volunteer driver for Wheels of Hope in Montreal, and mentioned how some of the patients they drove wouldn't have had any way to get to cancer treatment without this program. Pelletier already drove for other organizations, so they contacted the Canadian Cancer Society and starting volunteering as a driver in early August. "I didn't have the perspective I have now, to be able to help people...they are so positive and the gratitude is over the moon," recalls Specogna. "Most talk and share their stories; they make you feel good...there isn't a downside to this experience." Pelletier had been driving for three years for other organizations. He enjoys doing it and gets to meet great people. "It's a way of giving back to life. People need assistance and I have the time,


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going speculation about why it was constructed. There’s a wealth of information available online. But it was definitely a burial location and a sacred place for those who built it. Today interest focuses on Stonehenge’s geographical position and the belief held by many that the monument was used as a kind of solar calendar. Roman Bath Leaving Stonehenge we enjoyed a lunch break in the beautiful Georgian City of Bath in Somerset. Craig and I had enough time to eat and then move many steps forward in England’s fascinating history, touring the Roman Baths which give the city its name. My son thoroughly enjoyed a glimpse of Roman Britain. On the way out of Bath, Steve stopped adjacent to the famous Royal Crescent, giving us an opportunity to take photographs of the 30 terraced houses which make up the sweeping crescent. It is dramatically situated on a hilltop, high above the city centre. Our next destination was perhaps the best of all. I’ll admit it was a bit of a challenge for me, after such a long day

a vehicle and I'll drive as long as I can," states Pelletier. Specogna and Pelletier drive two to three times a week and have enjoyed their volunteer driving experience so far this year. They recalled a few memorable stories of their drives. "Driving gives us back more than we give," each shared. Transportation program One in five (20 per cent) patients tell us that transportation is a major obstacle in their cancer fighting journey. The Canadian Cancer Society's Wheels of Hope transportation program is taking cancer patients to and from their treatments every day, to cities as far away as, London, Ottawa, Toronto, Perth and Winchester. As a result of local contributions, 89 volunteer drivers within FLA & The Waterways drove more than 200,000 kilometres last year taking patients to and from cancer treatments. Additionally, we have served 29 local children and youth using our

family transportation program. For families with children fighting cancer, treatment can only be received at out of town hospitals, and the Wheels of Hope Family program supports parents for trips to and from out of town appointments. We need your help. Our funds are raised and used locally for the Wheels of Hope program. Our average cost is $70 per trip. Typically, the average cancer treatment is twice a week for seven weeks, for which the cost would be $980. This service is literally a lifesaving program in the lives of many people and families living in our community. If you would like to help get a local cancer patient to their cancer treatments, you can donate to the Wheels of Hope online at wheelsofhope and or by calling 613-384-2361 or 1-866877-0309. Submitted by the Canadian Cancer Society, FLA & The Waterways

of walking, to venture uphill to the West Kennet Long Barrow. Several of our companions didn’t attempt the long climb. But Craig said it would be worth it and he was absolutely right. The site is truly amazing! To reach West Kennet Long Barrow we parked in a small lay-by directly opposite Silbury Hill, a magnificent man-made mound. At 129 feet (39.3 metres) it’s the tallest prehistoric mound in Europe and one of the largest in the world. Built in stages between 2400 and 2300 BC its purpose continues to be debated. As for West Kennet, it is one of the biggest, most impressive and easily accessible Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain. It was built about 3650 BC which means it predates the first stage of Stonehenge by at least 400 years. The tomb is high enough that you can easily walk inside. In the multi-chambered barrow archeologists unearthed the remains of 46 ancient people from infants to the elderly. Nearby Avebury was our final stop. What sets it apart is that a portion of the extensive stone circles and henge lie within the village itself. Time constraints meant we were able to visit only part of the site which features the biggest stone circle

in Britain. The henge survives as a massive, circular bank and ditch which we were able to explore. From the top you can see standing stones running off into the distance alongside the access road. In total the henge encloses a stone circle that originally contained about 100 stones, some of which are massive. The larger circle encloses two smaller stone circles. The sacred site was built between 2850 and 2200 BC. Before boarding the bus for the return trip to London we sat outside the local pub, The Red Lion, enjoying a drink and a snack and marvelling at the sights around us. The tour, underlined by Tom’s very learned commentary, gave us insight into the remarkably sophisticated prehistoric people who built these impressive monuments and burial sites nearly 6,000 years ago. We didn’t get back to London until 13 hours after we departed. But the long trip was worth every minute. We both slept well in anticipation of the next chapter in our overseas adventure. If you have a comment or question for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at: jeffrey.

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Carleton Place’s Christmas House Tour raises funds for hospital foundation Dec. 3 and 4 It's a Christmas house tour like no other. The Christmas in Carleton Place House Tour is set for Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the fifth consecutive year Carleton Place will be showcasing its popular Christmas House Tour and as usual, all of the proceeds will be going to the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation to help towards the purchase of much needed patient care equipment. Over the past four years, the tour has raised in excess of $36,000 and are poised to have their best year yet. Their catchment area for ticket sales runs from Cumberland to Kingston and the tour has almost taken on a life of its own. Since the tour began, they have referred to their beloved tour as "A Christmas House Tour like no other", and once you visit these wonderful homes and see for yourself firsthand, you'll see why. It's the only tour in the region hosting both a Saturday evening and a Sunday day tour. It's the only tour where you can find the homeowners present, engaging

and willing to show you around their special homes. It's the only tour where visitors receive a ballot to fill out for a chance to win one of several great prizes and where each home visited offers hot apple cider and home made goodies to savour. Most importantly, all of the homes on the tour are tastefully decorated throughout offering visitors tips and ideas for their own holiday decorating style. See ideas on garlands, Christmas villages, mantels, stair railings, dinning tables and even where you can sneak in that special decor where one least suspects. So mark your calendars and come and celebrate the magic of the holiday season in Carleton Place. You may even wish you could stay awhile! This is a self-guided tour and you may start or finish where you like. Tickets are available for $25 each (cash or cheque only please) and are available in Carleton Place at: Carleton Place Nursery (7164 County Road 29), The Beckwith Kitchen (1 Costello Drive), or the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Gift Shop (211 Lake Av-

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Provincial Little League comes to Perth in 2017 With the World Series of baseball recently wrapped up (congratulations to the Chicago Cubs for their first World Series championship in 108 years), Ontario District 8 Little League is pleased to announce that the Town of Perth has been awarded the provincial tournament for Major-level teams (boys 11 and 12 years old) in 2017. Co-chairs Pat Habel and Karen Crosbie are well known in the community and Little League circles for putting on topnotch tournaments and the league looks forward to another successful week of good baseball and community par-

ticipation. Perth & District Little League will automatically field a team in the competition, along with teams representing districts from all around Ontario participating. Games will take place in late July or early August at Conlon Farm Recreation Park. District 8 administrator, Rick Wilson said they are pleased and send special thanks to the Town of Perth for funding the recent improvements to the Legion ball diamond at Conlon Farm. The infield now boasts new sod and clay, and is ready for more than 120 players from all over the province to play ball.


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Passion, musical heritage hallmarks of Steel City Rovers who hit Station Theatre stage Dec. 16 Expect the unexpected when the Steel City Rovers come to The Station Theatre in Smiths Falls on Dec. 16. Their Winter Tidings Tour Christmas Concert "is different from our usual shows," says Mark Fletcher, one of the Celtibilly band members. Seasonallyoriented tunes, blending Celtic and North American traditions secular and non-secular, ranging from familiar to band-written, make their music unique. The Celtic strain is strong throughout the music of this band that hails from Hamilton, Ontario. "We pick up on many of the old and unknown works," Fletcher says. He tells this story: "There is a piece of Manx music from the Isle of Man. It's more choral in orientation, less busy than traditional Irish repertoires, a little more reflective. It's just used at Christmas during the Manx Carval." It used to be that "people gathered in front of the village church and sang songs to Carval tunes. They sang what happened in the village - who was lost at sea, how the sheep shearing was going, who got married, if the crops were good. They worked their way into the church, listened to the sermon and then sang and celebrated afterwards." All of the band members have had a passion for music - right from an early age. "Every single one of us has had a strong orientation. Our backgrounds are entrenched in music," says Fletcher.

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The Steel City Rivers bring their Winter Tidings Christmas Concert to the stage of the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls on Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. They play a blend of Celtic and North American music, both traditional and original. For instance, Ryan and Joel McKenna's father and mother both sang the old ballads and pub tunes, and according to the website "there were gatherings of family and friends who sang and celebrated long into the night." And Dave Neigh's father, Edward, is "world-renowned" as a piper, says Fletcher. Fit the passion and heritage together and add drummer/percussionist



Dave Gould to the mix. Gould is trying something quintessentially Canadian playing caribou antlers. Fletcher says they tried to keep it under wraps, but word got out. The antlers are strung with a guitar string and played "with a bow, like a cello." It's haunting," says Fletcher, himself a multi-instrumental player. In all, during the Friday night show, about 20 different instruments will be played, in-

cluding fiddles, accordions, Irish flutes and drums. The barely four-year-old band likes small venues of 75 to 150 people where they can make "a personable connection with the audience and work hard to be engaged." The Steel City Rovers' performance is at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. Tickets are $30, on sale at Special Greetings, 8 Russell St. E., for cash only (no credit

cards); at (Paypal/credit card), by phone 613-2830300 (credit card) and, if available, at the door a half-hour before the performance (cash only). A wine and beer bar will be available before and during intermission. 2017 play season announced The Smiths Falls Community Theatre has revealed its 2017 season of plays - a delightful mix of farce, classic psychological drama, comedy, the world premiere of a play of local historical interest, mystery and a Britishstyle Christmas pantomime - in that order. Plot summaries and details of the 2017 season can be seen on the website at The theatre is also offering patrons an opportunity to attend all six plays for $99. This season ticket comes in the form of a "Six-Pack Flex Pack". Patrons can select how they want to use their six vouchers to purchase tickets to any of the six shows in the 2017 season. The deal - which offers a savings of almost 20 per cent compared to the regular adult ticket price - begins now, will be on sale during the run of Sleeping Beauty, and extends next year until the last day of the first play, March 5. For details of the ways to purchase the vouchers and the many different ways to use them, go to our website: Submitted by the Smiths Falls Community Theatre



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Three entrepreneurs receive 2016 Ben TeKamp Memorial Award BY Doreen Barnes

The Brockville Country Club was all abuzz on Tuesday, Nov 15, as the Employment and Education Centre and sponsors congratulated all those that were nominated for the second annual Ben TeKamp Memorial Award. Small businesses such as musical instruction, craft distillery, florist to vintage clothing and more represented a very diverse cross-section of the types of commerce taking place in the Leeds and Grenville area. Those nominated were High Profile Music, a provider of vocal and instrumental musical instruction; TechTutors, a Brockville-based provider of computer repair and training services; CDN Safety Training, a Kemptvillebased business which provides a variety of training services for other businesses (including confined space entry, safe chainsaw handling and lift truck training); Kings Lock Craft Distillery, a Johnstown-based craft distiller of different spirits including vodka and rum; Maven Marketing and Communications, based in Westport; this business provides marketing, communication and public relations services to businesses; Eternal Care Cremation, an Elizabethtownbased provider of lower-cost direct cremation and burial services; Mint Wellness, a Brockville-based hair care

law, acted as master of ceremonies for the evening. "As you know, Ben was a man of integrity, passion, vision and determination, leaving a huge footprint in our community and beyond." said McElrea. "He had a really neat perspective in the world of business. He believed strongly in the role which entrepreneurs and innovators play in the world of business." Through the Employment and Education Centre, the Ben TeKamp Memorial Award came into being as a way to honour TeKamp and to his role in mentoring and inspiring new entrepreneurs and people interested in starting a new business. Prior to announcing the winners, Shannon Morrison of Skyward Active Health Centre (team of therapists), the first recipient of the Ben TeKamp Memorial Award, spoke about TeKamp and what he contributed to the community. "I have continued to strive for success in business the way that Ben would have wanted," shared Morrison. "He was a true community leader." This award prompted Morrison to start a partnership with the local school to learn more about nutrition and exercise. The award is given to a worthy new or reinvented business in LeedsGrenville. The 2016 winners were an-

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From left, Madelyn Piehl of Eternal Care Cremation, William Thomson of TechTutors and Vanessa Gonyea of Dill Flower Studios receive the 2016 Ben TeKamp Memorial Award for outstanding business at the Brockville Country Club on Tuesday, Nov. 15. facility, spa and fitness service; Dill Flower Studios, a florist located in Kemptville; Great Waterway Hearing, located in Brockville; this business provides a hearing aid clinic as well as in-home visits; Can Save Lives Treatment, a Brockville-based which offers training for first aid, CPR and AED; Victim Services of Leeds and Grenville, a Brockville-based organization which assists the victims of crisis;

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9:00 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095 2nd annual craft sale and collectibles, Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2295 Wednesdays, Dec 7, 14, 21. Naismith School, County Rd 43, Please join us for refreshments. Almonte Friendship Luncheon, noon on 9:00 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095 Baby Talk, Wednesday, December 7, Tuesday December 6, United Church social 1:30-3 p.m. Madison Montessori Academy, hall. Soup, sandwiches and home made des 2965 County Rd 43. sert. Sponsored by churches in Almonte. Bayfield Manor Snow Flurry, Craft & Info Donna 613-256-1894 or Louise 50+ Fitness. Classes Tuesday, Septem Bake Sale. Sat Dec 3, 1:30-4pm, 100 Elvira 613-256-7830. ber 13th @ 10 am; registration being held at St. Numerous craft tables & baked goods. Christmas Baazar, St. Paul’s Anglican 9:15 am. Classes will run every Tuesday and Display of art for sale. Proceeds to Bayfield Church. 70 Clyde Street, Parish Hall, Dec. 3, Thursday @ 10 am in the Canoe Club. En Manor Residents Council. 11-2pm. Home baking, beautiful linens & quiries: 256-8339. Craft and Bake Sale at Country Walk lace, soup luncheon. Arts Carleton Place Annual General Community Center. 131 Oxford Street, December Valley Singles Lunch will be Meeting, Monday, Dec. 5, 7 pm at Black Tar West. Crafts, Local vendors, home baking. held on Sunday, December 4, at 1 p.m. at tan Kitchen, 132 Bridge St. Snacks & social December 10th 10am to 2 pm. The Superior Restaurant in Almonte. For izing afterwards. Dog Park Derby tickets and 2017 Ferguson more info contact Pat 613-622-5693 or Jo Bingo Tuesday, December 6, at 7 p.m. Forest Dog Park calendars on sale December 3 hanna 613-432-7622. Carleton Place Arena upper hall. Elevator at Canadian Tire, Kemptville and December Euchre- 4 hand, December 8, 7:30 p.m. access available. Sponsor: Carleton Place and 4 at B&H Grocer and Jonsson’s Independent Sponsor: The “Town & Country Tenants As District Civitan Club. Grocer from 9 AM until 3 PM. All proceeds to soc., 375 Country St., light lunch. Contact Carleton Place Lions Club Monthly Eu the Ferguson Forest Dog Park project Norma at 613-256-4179. Men’s Competitive Darts. Every chre Tournament. Saturday, Dec 10. Army Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Al Navy Club (across from McEwan’s gas sta Monday starting Sept 12, Kemptville Lemonte Christmas Night Parade. Sunday Dec. tion). Light lunch 12, tournament starts 1 gion. Registration 7:00-7:25 PM. Play starts 4. Ride in the parade by boarding “Betsy the p.m. Prizes. 2 person teams, 8 games played. at 7:30 PM. Info: Bus” 5-6pm. Call Home Support Community Home Support Christmas or 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Luncheon, Wednesday, December 7 at Carle The North Grenville Photography Club Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Fit as a ton Place Arena at 12 noon. Transportation meets the first Wednesday of every month at Fiddle every Friday 10am. Almonte United available. Info/reservation: 613-253-0733. 7 p.m. at Grenville Mutual Insurance, 380 Church Hall. Call Home Support Community Home Support Friday Lunch Colonnade Dr. Information: 613-256-4700 Bunch, Friday December 2 at Beckwith TownMills’ Home Support, Almonte, Lunch ship Hall, at 12 noon. Transportation available. LANARK Bunch. Thursday, December 8 at the Mills’ Info/reservation: 613-253-0733. office, 67 Industrial Dr. Entertainment pro County Christmas Concert, Sunday, Children’s Shopping event at Foy Hall, vided by the “Tracey Brown-Prescott & Ber December 11, 2-4 p.m. St James Anglican nie Costello”. Transportation available. Call Church, 225 Edmund St. Featuring: George Lanark, Dec. 4th and 11th 10:10-11:15 a.m. Items are new or gently used. Home Support 613-256-4700 to reserve. Chenier Sr., Chris Jones, Joe Million, special Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Music guest: Brownie, Kevin Topping, Anita La Thursdays, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22. Maple Grove & Memories lunch program. Tuesday, De France-Topping. Tickets: Church office. School, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. cember 20. Transportation available. Enter Cribbage, every Tuesday afternoon 1 Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, tainment: Jack & Shirley, “The Wielers”. p.m. - 4 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, 177 Wednesdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21. Maple Grove Program information contact: Home Support George St. Everyone welcome 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry 613-257-3296. Crystal Bowl Mediations (series part School, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Sacred Heart’s Dinner/Jamboree, Friday, Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Music 4), Dec. 15, 7pm. Please call the library to & Memories lunch program. Tuesday, De reserve a spot. 613-257-2702 Carleton December 2nd, Foy Hall, 91 Princess St, 6 cember 6. Transportation available. Enter Place Public Library 101 Beckwith Street pm Dinner, Music follows. Host Alberta 613-259-2671 for info. tainment: “Irons in the Fire”. Program Walking group, every Tuesday morning, information contact: Home Support Lanark Drum Circle meets at the CP 9 a.m. from the NLCCHA. Refreshments, exer613-256-4700 or Jean Perry 613-257-3296. Museum, December 11 (the 2nd Sunday of Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Paken every month) at 1:30. Learn traditional cises/speaker after walk. Wendy 613-259-2182. ham Santa Claus Parade. Saturday Dec. 3 songs and teachings. Open to all, info MERRICKVILLE Ride in the parade by boarding “Betsy the 613-257-1014. Bus” 1-2pm. Call Home Support Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mondays, Dec 5, 12, 19, . Carambeck CommuCrockinole at the Middleville Twp. Hall Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Shop nity Centre, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Friday Dec. 9th at 6;00 p.m. for potluck supper, ping & lunch at Carlingwood Mall. Thurs Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, before playing at 7:30 , everyone welcome. day, December 1. Call Home Support Thursdays, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22. Arena, Easton’s Corners Country Christmas. 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat. Friday Dec 2. Hay ride starts at the Easton’s 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Shop Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Corners United Church at 645. Snacks and a ping in Carleton Place. Monday, December Tuesdays, Dec 6, 13, 20. Arena, 9:30-11:30 Christmas program at the church following 5. Call Home Support 613-256-4700 to re a.m. 613-283-0095. carolling through the village. For details call serve your seat. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Marj Milne 613-485-0885 Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Wednesdays, Dec 7, 14, 21. Carambeck North Grenville Community Choir Wednesday Night Cafe, Wednesday, Decem Community Centre, 9:30-11:30 a.m. presents Handel’s Messiah Dec.9, 7:30pm at ber 14, 6 p.m. at the Mills Community Sup 613-283-0095. Merrickville United Church. Tickets at port office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Hairdooz or call 613-258-1348. available. Entertainment provided. Call meets every Thursday morning, 9:00 a.m. in Roast Beef Dinner - served at 6pm, Dec. Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. the Zion United Church across from the li 9, music by Tom Valliquette. 7-11pm. Mer Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, brary on Franklin Street. Info: rickville Legion. Baby Talk playgroup for parents and infants 613-253-8677. Roast Chicken Dinner- served at 6pm, 0-12mnths, Almonte Library. Mondays Town Singers Christmas concert Dec 2, music by Donna & Company. 2-3pm. 613-283-0095. “Christmas Memories,” Sunday, Dec. 4 and 7-11pm. Merrickville Legion. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7 pm, St. Andrew’s Santa Claus Breakfast- served at 8:30Mondays, Dec 5, 12, 19, Naismith School, Presbyterian Church, 39 Bridge Street, 10:30am, Dec 3, Lions Club’s horse drawn 9:00 a.m.-1p.m. 613-283-0095 tickets available at The Floral Boutique and wagon will bring you to our door. Merrickville Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Bonanza Kidz in Carleton Place, Mill Street Legion. Thursdays, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22. Naismith Books in Almonte and at the door. School, 9:00 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095. PAKENHAM Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, KEMPTVILLE Tuesdays, Dec 6, 13, 20. Naismith School,

“Celebrate”, a concert featuring the mu sic of The fiVe woodwind quintet, Sunday, December 11, 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church. Join in with St. Andrew’s choir for a seasonal sing-along. The fiVe will also have their new cd available. Refreshments. Santa Clause Parade Food Bank Collec tion by the Pakenham Civitan Club. Satur day, December 3rd, 1:00 pm. Funds or food appreciated. Check best before dates on food items. Santa Clause Parade Food Bank Collec tion by the Pakenham Civitan Club. Satur day, December 3rd, 1:00 pm. Funds or food appreciated. Check best before dates on food items.Westjet Ticket draw made after parade. Senior Fitness Classes every Monday and Wednesday @ 10 am in the Stewart Community Centre Hall, Enquiries: 613-256-8339.

PERTH Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 8 at Perth Civitan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard 613-267-5305. Christmas tree giveaway at Commonwell Insurance (96 South Street, but get there off Scotch Line Road, across from St. John Catholic High School). Dec 3, 9 to 11. Community Home Support Lanark County Bereavement Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month 1-3pm at 40 Sunset Blvd, Info: 613-267-6400 December 3rd at 4:30 pm. Parade Warm ing Station at Asbury FM Church 144 Gore Street East. Parking, crafts, snacks, cocoa and coffee! Dollhouse Raffle. Legion, Branch 244, 26 Beckwith Street East. Tickets available in the Tay River Lounge, raffle held on Satur day, Dec. 10, at 4:00 p.m. Prizes: custom doll house, bird feeders, and birdhouse by member Jim Gogo. Heritage House Tour - Step back in time and prepare to be surprised. Dec 3 & 4. 10-3pm. Houses include: 1330 Barrie’s Side Road, Drummond Twp; 3205 Drummond Concession 8A, Balderson; 1389 Highway 511, Balderson; 1005 Harper Road, Tay Valley; 32 Beckwith St., East Perth; 41 Mill Street, Perth; 54 Halton Street, Perth, and 2174 Scotch Line, Perth. Juried art show - Nick of Time at McMartin House, 125 Gore Street. Dec. 3. 10-4 p.m. Men’s group, 1st Wednesday evening (December 7). Teens on up, All men warmly welcomed and respected. Bust isolation, build community. Details 613-267-8308. Ontario Early Years Centre infant play group, Thursdays Dec 1, 8, 15, 22. The Dance Studio, 1-2 p.m. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Mondays Dec 5, 12, 19. The Dance Studio, 9:30-noon 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Thursdays Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, The Dance Stu dio, 9:30-noon 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesdays Dec 6, 13, 20, Taycare Senior Cen tre, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095 Perth Civitan Bingo, every Wednesday. Opens at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. RTA Central Club, Saturday, December 10, Hike. Level 1, 7-8 km, moderate pace, hike or snowshoe. We will start at Brooke and walk along the old railway line to the

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entrance of Janet’s property where we will explore the trails. Depart Conlon Farm at 10:00 a.m. Leader: Janet Conboy, 613-326-1438 RTA Central Club, Sunday, December 4, Rideau Trail Hike. Level 1, 10 km, moderate pace. We will hike the Mackler/Ferrier Loop through woods, fields, a boardwalk and scenic country roads. Depart 9:00 a.m. from Conlon Farm. Leader: Brenda Ethier, 613-464-8746 Shepherds Pie supper, Saturday, Decem ber 3, 4-7pm, Delta United Church. Ac cessible entrance. Menu - shepherds pie, dinner roll, tossed salad, dessert and bever age. Take outs available. Table tennis every Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm Perth Pool, 613 267 5302

RURAL 4 Hand Euchre, Mondays at noon until Dec 19. ABC Hall, 3166 Bolingbroke Rd. Joanne 613-279-1106. Annual Potluck Lunch & AGM. Sat. Dec.3, 12 noon. Centennial Hall. 152 Church Street. Franktown, Claudia Smith. Everyone Welcome. Ashton - God’s Got You Covered, new and nearly new clothing. Thursday Nov 24, 11:30 to 3, lunch noon to 1. Shoppe also open Saturday Nov 26, 2-4. Ashton, The Village Bakefest, Saturday Dec 3, 9-11 am at Christ Church. Save time and expense- home-made holiday baking in one stop! Including 80 square foot Cookie Bar! Beckwith & District Friendship Club will meet December 7, Centennial Hall, Franktown, 6 p.m. for members only. Musical entertainment. Inquiries 613-257-2756. Bethel UCW Bake sale and cookie tin pickup, Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bethel United Church, 1500 Rideau Ferry Rd. Everyone welcome. Boyd’s United Church, Ferguson Falls Rd., Lanark 15, Sunday, December 4, 2 p.m. Come join us for an old fashion Christmas program, featuring: The Burnside Sisters and Boyd’s Sunday School. Potluck to follow. Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, December 11, Montague Community Hall, Rosedale Rd South. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by Mon tague Volunteer Fire Dept. Build a Mountain is in Westport 9 to noon, at Kudrinko’s and at Gordanier’s from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Chicken Stew and Biscuits - Sat Dec. 10, 4 pm to 7pm, Delta United Church. Chicken stew, homemade biscuits, tossed sal ad, dessert & beverage. Take-outs available. Christmas Dinner, Club 55, South Elm sley Hall. Dec 20, tickets on sale until Dec 13. Entertainment & door prices. 613-283-7918. Everyone welcome. Christmas songs of the Wolfgrove Singers at Guthrie United Church in Clayton. Sunday December 11th at 2pm. Refreshments after. Clayton Hall, Olde Tyme Music & Dinner, Dec 4, 2-6 p.m. supper at 5. All mu sicians welcome. Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Come let the magic of the season begin with our Special Christmas Party cocktails Dec. 10, 6pm dinner 7pm Dance Hands of Time 8-12pm RCLegion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport See REGIONAL page 22


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Elgin Lions Club hosting a Christmas Dance featuring Shylo. Dec 3, 8pm to 12:00 Elgin Lions Community Hall. Hot Buffet In cluded, Bar Available. Come and enjoy and evening of dance, fun and fellowship. Family Karaoke Night, every Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Newboro Community Hall. Family Turkey Supper with stuffing, po tatoes and vegetables, desserts. Anglican Hall at Newbliss, Friday December 2, 6pm, fun, food and faith and crafts for children. All welcome. Info: Alice 613-284-0307. Festival of Trees presents Christmas is...Soldiers Memorial (Oso) Hall, Sharbot Lake there will be entertainment each evening & all day Saturday, Thursday Dec. 8th – 1-8 p.m. (Tree Lighting 6 p.m.) Friday Dec. 9th – 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday Dec. 10th – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sally Angle 279-2777 or Ann Howitt 279-2706 General Meeting, December 8 at 7 p.m. Montague Forget-Me-Not Seniors. Info: 613-283-8482. Join us for lunch. St. Andrew’s United church, Toledo. Sunday, December 11th at noon. Homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverage. Free will offering at the door. All are welcome. Cookie plates will be available for sale Line dancing at the ABC Hall, Boling broke, Fridays from 10-11 a.m. or Fridays 10-11 a.m. 8 wk session Jan & Feb 2017. Please call Rhonda at 613-885-8543 to register. Mah jongg is played Thursdays until Dec. 15 at 1:30 at the ABC Hall in Bolingbroke. Everyone Welcome. Beginner lessons each week. Info: Freda 613-273-2571.

Montague & District Senior Citizens Forget Me Not Club Inc. Annual Christmas Dance & Dinner, Sunday December 4, Mon tague Centennial Hall, 657 Rosedale Rd S. Cash bar; Entertainment by the Diplomats. 2 pm followed by turkey dinner catered by the Roosteraunt at 5 pm; reserve tickets only by November 28, 613 283 8482 or 613 283 6240 Musician’s circle, Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. ABC Hall, 3166 Bolingbroke Rd. Information call Matt Churchill 613-273-9005. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesdays, Dec 6, 13, 20. Montague, Centen nial Hall, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Shopping bus trip. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month (December 13). Leaving Portland Community Hall, 9 a.m. Info./location 613-272-2676. Snow Road Snowmobile Club “Get Ready For Christmas, Artisans, Bakers, Craft ers & Sales Event” Saturday December 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. Table bookings: Ruth Wark 613-278-0477. Light Lunch Available. Spirit of Christmas in Oxford - Dec. 3 Breakfast with Santa at United Church in Oxford Mills (42 Water Street) from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m St. Edwards Christmas Bazaar, St. Ed wards School Gym, Bedford St., Westport, December 3, 9-1pm, luncheon 11am. St Mary’s Anglican Church, Bake and Craft Sale, Saturday, December 3, Newboro Community Hall, 9-12. Thursday night Coffee Talk, St Bede’s Anglican Church Hall, 1641 Rosedale Rd N (Nolans Corners). Between 6:30-8 p.m., on Thursdays. Crafts, games, cards, fellowship. All ages welcome.

SMITHS FALLS 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. downstairs at the Legion, Main St. Good prizes, good food. 613-284-1074. 40 Plus Singles Dinner & Dance, Civitan Club, #12456 Hwy 15, Saturday, December 3, Dinner at 7 pm dance to follow. Bagpipe band practice, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. W. New mem bers welcome. Info: Wayne 283-9792, cell 284-7038 or Better than a Doctor, Better than a Law yer, Better than a Psychiatrist, His name is Jesus. For prayer, anytime call U ME- PRAY (613)863-7729 local call or (613)283-3465. Christmas Community Dinner, Satur day, December 10, 3-5 p.m. at Smiths Falls High School. Bus pick-up available at DJ Schoular 2:30 p.m., St John’s Church 2:40 p.m. Returning 4pm. All welcome. Community Home Support Bereave ment Support Group, meets last Tue of the month, 1 - 3pm, Smiths Falls District Com munity Health Centre enter at front en trance 2 Gould St. Info: 613-267-6400 Community Hymn Sing, Smiths Falls First Baptist Church, Sat. Dec. 3, 6:30-7:30pm, 73 Beckwith St. N. Everyone Welcome. Contract Bridge, Hanley Hall, down stairs, Wednesday, December 7, 1 p.m. Info: 613-283-6116. Dec. 4: 1-4 Santa pics at Civitan Club. December 06, S.F. Women’s InterChurch Prayer Service: Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence against Women. Trinity United, 41 Market St. N. Noontime. All Welcome. Diefenbunker Museum Tour, Dec. 4. Leaving at 1:00 p.m. from Westminster Pres byterian Church, 11 Church St. West. Lunch

served after church at 11:45 a.m. before the trip. Tickets call: Bill Bradley 613-283-0905 Church office 613-283-7527. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step or ganization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- De cember 6, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). 613-283-0960. Family Fun Bingo, Sunday December 3, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the RCAFA Hall, 44 Abbott St. N. Doors open 12:00 noon. Con tact: Carol 613-284-0305. Harmony Club 162, 61 Cornelia St. Darts every Thursday. 1:30 p.m. Info: 613-283-4684. Lanark County Brain Injury Survivors Group, meeting. Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.noon. Tricas, 88 Cornelia St. W. Mental Health Support for family mem bers, 2nd Tuesday of the mnth 7-9pm, 88 Cornelia St. West at The Link. Contact Ontario Early Years Centre Infant play group, Mondays, Dec 5, 12, 19, CROW Of fice, 91 Cornelia Street W, 1-2 p.m. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre Infant play group, Fridays, Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, OEYC 9noon. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Thursdays, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22. Kinsmen Build ing, Lower Reach Park, 9:00-noon. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesdays, Dec 6, 13, 20. OEYC, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Wednesdays, Dec 7, 14, 21, Trinity United Church, 9:00-noon. 613-283-0095. Paint Night. December 8, 7-9 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Must be 19+. Doors open

6:30 p.m. Details/register contact the museum: 613-283-6311, email:, or drop in 11 Old Slys Road Research your ancestors/learn indexing, Wednesday, December 7, 2-4 pm, Family History Center inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7283 Roger Ste vens Dr. Contact: Lisa Trodden 613-283-0711 or Rosedale Singers, Sunday Dec 11. West minster Presbyterian Church 2p.m. 11 Church St. W. Proceeds for Smiths Falls Food Bank. Smiths Falls Knitting & Crochet Club, meetings every Tuesday 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls Seniors Activity Building (across from Hospital). Spaghetti Dinner, Friday Dec. 2, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the RCAFA Hall, 44 Ab bott St. N. For more info contact 613-284-0305. Station Theatre, Sleeping Beauty, a British Pantomime, by Ben Crocker, directed by Emily Duberville, December 2-11, Matinees/ evenings; Tickets: smithsfalls; 613283-0300; Special Greetings, 8 Russell St. E. The Annual Christmas Dinner at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Saturday, December 3. Turkey and all the fixings. So cial time 4:30, dinner at 5:30. Advance tick ets only, call 613-283-2318, 613-283-6987 or 613-283-7527. The Joyce Brennan Award will be presented at 1:30 on Sunday, Dec. 4th at Heritage House Museum. The award ceremony is a part of our annual Victorian Family Christmas event. Victorian Family Christmas Party, Share in the sights, sounds and flavours of a traditional Christmas Party at Heritage House Museum in Smiths Falls.

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LAWS gets set for 12 Days of Christmas online auction launching Dec. 1 Please don’t forget to sign up and join us for our upcoming 12 Days of Christmas Online Auction to raise much needed funds for the many cats and kittens in our care. Lots of nice things to bid on, just in time for Christmas. The fun of bidding begins on Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. and ends on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. The link to our auction page: Christmas party The staff and volunteers are having an early Christmas party on Dec. 3. We will be closed after 1 p.m. that day to give as many people a chance to participate. Thanks for understanding. Older cats A word about cats in their “golden years”: We’ve recently done some research about older cats. The typical age of an indoor cat used to be about 12 years. Currently however, the average age of a spayed or neutered housecat is about 14 to 16 years, many living into their late teens and early twenties. Statistics show that cats, like people, are living longer thanks to their indoor lifestyle and advances in veterinary science, nutrition and therapy. These cats live nearly their entire lives indoors and thrive with only limited outdoor exposure by way of leash walks, escape-proof outdoor enclosed structures, etc. In fact, the percentage of housecats aged six and above has doubled over the last 25 years. With continued progress, more and more cats can thrive long into their golden years. This week we feature some of LAWS’ older cats that require forever homes.

Tricky turned into a happy, very thankful boy showing his affection by giving you head bumps. He’s an older boy, about eight years of age, but with no more toothaches he thinks life is wonderful. He’s ready and happy to go home with you where he, likely, will have many more years in good health

you home. ca or if you have any questions or Thank you for your continued sup- concerns, please contact the shelter at port. Follow us if you like on Facebook or by calling at, 613-283-9308. LAWS is located at 253 white tabby girl. Under her lovely visit us online at www.lanarkanimals. Glenview Road in Smiths Falls. oat of hair is a slim body. She loves grooming sessions on her terms and REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL—AFFORDABLE HOUSING likes attention. She has been with other cats for some time now and is not Lanark County is seeking Proposals related to creating bothered with them, yet does not have additional affordable housing. Deadline for submissions a special fiend either at the shelter. is February 3, 2017 at 4 pm. She quietly keeps to herself. We think she’s about 5 years and would do well $1,200,000 in funding is available in return for a commitment in a quiet household.

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to enjoy. Because of his lack of teeth he probable needs to continue to be fed soft canned food. Carrie Carrie, at the moment is our receptionist. She loves to see who is coming and going and we allowed her live in our front office. She has her own bed where she snoozes a lot but also loves to sit on the black office chair. You have to remind yourself to watch out before you sit down as you might sit on her. Carrie is one of our oldest cats at LAWS available for adoption and estimated to be eight-years-old. She likes dogs, cats and kids. Carrie would be a perfect quiet cat for a lonely person who is looking for feline company, but she would do well in a home with children too.

Theodore Meet Theodore, a handsome fiveyear-old Collie/Lab mix. Some people would label him as a mutt. But what a gem of a mutt he is! His delightful personality will warm your insides. He’s so quiet we barely hear a bark, he’s just happy wherever he is. It is hard to understand why his family has not been looking for him. Theodore loves being outdoors smelling all the wonders of nature. When he’s called he readily comes. He will sit down right in front of you as if to say, “you called?” He’s so well behaved. Someone has put time and effort into this boy. When he receives Brooke Brooke is a six-and-a-half-year-old a treat he takes it nicely leaving all finyear old lovely lady. She was adopted from LAWS four years ago and had a happy life with a young family. Due to personal circumstances Brooke had to be surrendered back to LAWS. Brooke is a little unsure why, all of a sudden, she’s back and is hopeful she’ll find her true forever home soon. She’s friendly, and good with other cats at the shelter.

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This week’s featured pets: Tricky Tricky was brought in by the public. It took a while for them to befriend this boy as he was timid and fearful. Once he was caught they noticed he was very sick. It took a vet visit to determine he needed most of his teeth pulled. That was an expensive surgery for LAWS to be confronted with but it was worth it. Babes In the short time in LAWS’ care Babes is a lovely long hair orange/ Please, join Food Banks Canada & help feed your neighbours today

gers intact. He then looks you in the eye waiting for you to tell him what his next adventure is going to be. Theodore will be the perfect faithful friend you’ve been waiting to meet. He is not demanding. He will sit at his kennel door happily wagging his tail waiting for his next trip to the great outdoors. It is obvious this boy has been loved. Theodore would be a lovely canine friend for most families. We are looking for a perfect home for this very loving dog. Please make an appointment with LAWS at 613-283-9308 to have a meet and greet with Theodore. He is ready any time to follow

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from costume design to best visual presentation. Yes, in the world of community theatre, the One-Act Festival is a very big deal. Of course, no matter how well you plan a theatre event like this you can never guarantee full audiences. But thanks to plenty of advance publicity and community enthusiasm, every available seat was sold. Every one. That meant the actors on stage got the laughter and applause they deserved, which translated into great performances, which made for thoroughly satisfied audiences. All around, it was a win-winwin result. The next thing organizers did right was seek the support of Perth's merchants, restaurants and hotel/motels. The theatre owes a huge debt of gratitude to the many local businesses that stepped up to support the festival with cash sponsorships and in-kind donations, including the Town of Perth, Code's Mill, Peter's Restaurant, Gallery on Gore, Perth Pie Company, Hinton Dodge, Sheri Mahon-Fournier and Joanne Bennell from Coldwell Banker, Lake 88 Radio, Top Shelf Distillery, Subway, Tim Horton's, Giant Tiger, and the Perth Restaurant. Numerous others purchased ads in the printed Program. And a special thanks goes

to the festival's major sponsor, Maximilian's restaurant, which has demonstrated an enduring commitment to Perth and its community theatre. And here's the icing on the cake: One of the Studio Theatre's own entries in the festival, a one-act play called The Real Inspector Hound, ended up being the biggest winner at the Awards Brunch, which was held at Code's Mill. The production won awards for Best Director (David Parry), Best Supporting Actor (Jamie Schoular) a second award for Acting (Krista Duff and Chris Angel) Best Production, and the ultimate prize, the People's Choice Award for Favourite Play. In the end, good groundwork makes its own luck. The festival organizing committee at the Studio Theatre, led by Patricia Parry, created a festival that was good for local theatre, good for audiences, and great for Perth. For the organizers of next year's festival, which will be hosted by West Carleton's Rural Root Theatre, this year's event in Perth will be a tough act to follow. But in the spirit of cooperation that community theatre engenders, the Studio Theatre will be standing by to help any way it can... Submitted by Paul Joyce for the Studio Theatre

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School board honours bus driver for caring role in Oct. 24 bus accident The following are highlights from the Nov. 23 Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) meeting held at the board office in Brockville. Trustees recognized bus driver Norm Kranz for his caring role in helping students involved in a serious bus accident Oct. 24 near Addison. A bus driven by Kranz was struck by a tractor as it travelled along Dixie Road, a kilometre east of Highway 29. Thirty-four students from Meadowview Public School were on board when the force of the collision spun the bus, and caused the vehicle to turn on its side. A calm Kranz provided steady leadership to his riders, some of whom had been injured. He ensured students followed evacuation procedures and even used an axe to chip away at the road bed to free a child from the overturned

vehicle. Later, Kranz declined medical attention until all of his students had been cared for. The next day he was back on his route to reassure students following the accident. The board presented Kranz with a framed picture of the driver and the students on his bus. The frame also contained a letter of commendation from chair Jeff McMillan, and the mat surrounding the photo bore the signatures of all students riding on the bus. Kranz is a driver for Howard Bus Service in Athens.

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how the revised Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum and other initiatives can help our students deal with stress and support well-being. The recent Ipsos Reid culture survey suggests 49 per cent of the 150 secondary students who participated in the survey have trouble dealing with the stress of school. Edwards said the revised HPE curriculum offers a variety of help for our students to strengthen resiliency, build relationships and develop a positive sense of self - all of which will assist them in their daily pursuits as students. This includes: recognizing sources of stress and how to manage them; identifying and

building healthy relationships; understanding how physical activity and physical health supports mental health, and how to seek help for substance use and addiction. The work of our board's Student Support Partners personnel; community partnerships with social service agencies and health units; the Roots of Empathy initiative, FRIENDS for Life and MyHealth Workshops are all opportunities that can help promote healthy schools so our students are better prepared to learn," she said. "Student voice" initiatives, including the Student Senate and the Native Student Leadership

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Quilt to be auctioned at 90th Ottawa Valley Farm Show In 2017, the Ottawa Valley Farm Show will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in several ways, including with new logo and website, already completed, and a commemorative quilt. Leading up to the March 14-16 show, a pick-up truck sponsored by Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd., Carleton Place, wrapped in eye-catching rural scenes and the new logo, has been attending various agricultural events to promote the 90th anniversary. Over the next few weeks, the truck will participate in a number of community Christmas parades. Several special events will be staged during the 90th show itself, including auction of the anniversary quilt as part of the annual Prestigious Pedigreed Seed Sale raising funds for the Children's Hospital of Eastern

Ontario. To date, the sale has collected $130,000. The burgundy and beige logcabin style quilt with each block radiating out from a golden wheat field is now being assembled by up to 10 volunteers lead by Nancy Grundy who estimates that some 25 hours have already been invested in the project. When completed, the quilt will fit a king-size bed. It'll be reversible, with the flip side featuring a 40-by-40-inch appliqued landscape encompassing both the old and new logos of the farm show and the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association which has sponsored it since 1927 when it started in Renfrew County as a rotating seed competition and exhibition. "The landscape celebrates evolution of the farm show. You

can use it on the bed or flip it over and hang it on the wall," Grundy observed, adding that it's priceless. "It's the one and only." In the 1950s, the show moved to Ottawa as a central location and began taking on machinery and other attractions, leading up to the modern configuration with 350 exhibitors staged at the EY Centre adjacent to Ottawa International Airport. The seed and feed exhibition remains at the heart of the show. As she has for the past several years, Grundy will coordinate the quilt display at the farm show, focusing in 2017 on heritage quilts. She invites anyone with a quilted family heirloom they would like to display to contact her at 613-489-3136. Submitted by the Ottawa Valley Farm Show




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Perth's Full Circle Theatre fills with Christmas spirits this week It seems there's life in the old tale, yet. Whether your interest is great literature, exciting music, lively theatre or simply some terrific entertainment to get your holiday spirit rolling, BarnDoor Productions' original adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol is showing that, even 173 years after it was written, the classic story can still captivate, intrigue, move and, yes, even surprise us. Opening Friday, Dec. 2 and running through Sunday, Dec. 11, Perth's original community theatre is offering a show that should delight the whole family. With a cast of more nearly 20 people of all ages, this staging of Charles Dickens's beloved classic will be both familiar and fresh to its audiences - familiar, because there is probably not one person in North America who has not seen or read at least one version of the story - fresh, because the production is using the text of the book itself, bringing Dickens's

own words back to the tale. Along the way, they have rediscovered a whole treasure trove of humour and word play that will delight even those who think they know the tale inside out. The show is an original adaptation: unique in that it is the only version the group knows of that uses the text of the book itself. Although many, many versions of this story have reached the stage and screen, these present only the characters and some of the dialogue from the book - and often with only a passing nod toward those. Those who know the book, though, will tell you that the real core of A Christmas Carol lies in Dickens's brilliant narrative, which is witty, touching and satiric. BarnDoor Productions has found a way to bring all of that to the stage in an exciting theatre experience, combining narration, drama and music. The end result is a "musical story theatre" approach that is constantly on the

move, always surprising, and filled with variety. The music ranges from the 12th to the 20th century, with as many surprises in the music as in the script. While this version of A Christmas Carol is not specifically a children's production, it is definitely a family-oriented show and admission for children (and students of all ages) is just $10. As always, the patented high-energy performances by BarnDoor Productions' company should keep even the smallest play-

goers engaged. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11 at Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig Street, Perth, near Last Duel Park. Reserved tickets will be $20, $22 at the door. For information or to reserve tickets, simply call BarnDoor Productions at 613-267-1884 or visit www. b a r n d o o r p ro d u c t i o n s. ca. No credit cards are required; cash at the performance is requested. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions

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Marley visits Scrooge: The last time BarnDoor Productions mounted Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (in 2005), actors David Bird, left, and Joe Laxton, right, played Marley and Scrooge. This time around, they’ve swapped roles, but the entertainment remains high as BarnDoor Productions brings Dickens’ classic story to the stage. The show runs Dec. 2 through 11 at Perth’s Full Circle Theatre.

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lubrication of the various parts, etc. Obviously having the brakes working at their best is important but I was just wondering how often it should be done; by season or distance driven? In addition to our Lexus we have a 2011 BMW Z4 which I have had for a couple of years and also doesn't get a lot of kilometers put on it; for example I only put on 4,000 kms over the past summer and, while I do drive it in the winter, the driving is obviously very reduced and based on the weather. Appreciate your comments." Thank you, Bob No problem, I appreciate the questions. The braking system on any vehicle (regardless of distance travelled) should be inspected annually and only then can a tech make an appropriate decision on what type of preventative or restorative maintenance is needed. Anyone trying to sell you a cleaning or servicing without doing an inspection first is just trying to sell you a bill of goods. "Hi Brian, In March 2016 I bought a used 2012 Toyota Camry. In just over 50 years of owning vehicles, this is the first time that I have ever owned a Toyota and so far I am extremely pleased with my purchase. The tires on the vehicle are size P215/55R17. When I bought the vehicle

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I was also able to buy almostnew winter tires on rims. The winter tires are Michelin X-Ice P215/45R17. This week I went to a Toyota dealership to have maintenance work completed and was going to have the winter tires installed as well. On arrival, I notified the service advisor of the size of these tires and asked if they could be used. She consulted with their service department and then told me that my winter tires could not be used as they were not within the specs allowed. While having my car serviced she said that she would have them price me the cost for winter tires. I was then given a price for four TOYO tires in the P205/65R16 size on 16-inch steel rims. She said that by going with 16-inch tires it was considerable cheaper than using 17inch winter tires and this is often done to keep the cost down when buying winter tires. I said that I would get back to them about buying the 16-inch tires. I have very little knowledge regarding mechanics and rely very extensively on the mechanics where I have my ve-

hicle serviced. After coming home I read up in the Toyota Owner's Manual and I learned that the #55 in P215/55R17 refers to "tire height to section width." The question that I have is since the winter tires I presently have are #45 with regard to tire height and they cannot be used because they do not meet the "specs", how is it possible to go from a 17-inch tire to a 16inch tire and still be within the specs? My next question is if my 215/45R17 winter tires are not suitable am I better to pay extra money to buy 17-inch tires vs. 16-inch tires?" Thank you very much, R It's all a matter of circumference. That 55 figure refers to the sidewall height being 55 per cent of the tread width. So in the case of a tire size P215/55R17, the sidewall

height would be 55 per cent of the 215 mm width or 118.25 mm. But it's the circumference of the tire that is the spec that your service advisor is referring to. Using a tire size calculator (available online) your winter 17s are 6.5 per cent smaller in circumference than the original tires supplied by Toyota and the dealer-suggested 16s are actually only 0.8 per cent bigger. The car and tire industry agree that you shouldn't go beyond three per cent bigger or smaller in terms of circumference when substituting tire sizes. The vehicle's various computers are programmed to recognize and process a wide amount of vehicle speed data based on the tire size that the vehicle was designed and engineered to use. If you choose

the wrong size it can affect anti-lock brakes, transmission shifting and a whole lot more. Generally speaking if you opt for 16-inch tires suggested they can be cheaper, but you could also go with the correct 17-inch size and use your existing rims. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@ or directly to listing 'Question for the Car Counsellor' on the subject line or by post to Metroland Media, 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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(Well known Ottawa Valley Entrepreneur) It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Gord Amos of Arnprior passed away peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday evening, November 22nd, 2016. He was 81. Beloved husband Betty (nee Smith). Also survived by his former wife and good friend, Holly Amos of Renfrew. Dearly loved and proud “Dad” of Gail Laird (Gordon) of Renfrew; Cathy Amos (Brad Dawe) of Brampton; Mark Amos (France Lebel) of Fort McMurray; Tim Burnette (Valerie Parsons) of White Lake, Jeff Burnette (Greer) of Arnprior and Shelley Reid (Tom) of Calabogie. Cherished “Grandpa” and “Poppa” of Tonya, Tara, Travis, Tatiana, Mark, Vanessa, Heather, Miranda, Thomas, Daniel, Tegan, Cooper and “Great-Grandpa” of Emily, Alex, Liam, Ayla and Aydin. Dear brother of Shirley Lowin (Robert) of Fergus, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents: Lionel and Ida (nee Ferguson) Amos; his brother, Alex Amos; a sister, Joanie Willis (late Les) and his brother-in-law, Robert Smith (Velma of Arnprior). Gord will be fondly remembered by his “inlaws”: Don Smith (late Mary) of Lower Sackville, N.S., Nancy Tessier (Chris Mandin) of Arnprior, Penny Curnock (Bill) of White Lake, Wendy VanDusen of Almonte and Terry Smith (Carleen) of Bassano, Alberta. Also survived and greatly appreciated by so many good friends and acquaintances. Friends were invited to join Gord’s family during visitation at the Pilon family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. A Service to honour and remember Gord was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday morning, November 26th at 11 o’clock. In memory of Gord, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences/Donations/Webcast

Surrounded by family at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on Monday November 21, 2016 Roger Diotte of Bobcaygeon in his 64th year. Dear husband of the late Patti his beloved “Pearl” who was his best friend. Much loved son of Theresa Diotte and the late Roger, and son-in-law to Lynda Kendry and the late Bill Kendry. Will be sadly missed by his siblings Yvonne, Paul (Myra), Maurice (Karen), Jerome (Lorrie), Mary Ellen (Chris), Leo, and Joanne (Brian). He will be fondly remembered by nieces and nephews, great friend Roberta and his beloved dog Sammi. Friends will be received at Lyons Funeral Home, Westport, on Saturday December 3, from 11am -1pm when a service of celebration of life will be conducted. Donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Ross Memorial Hospital or the Westport Lions Mobility Van would be appreciated by the family. Online condolence available at: www.


On November 18, 2016 Clare Alderson passed away at his home in Lanark Lodge. Above all, Clare was a family man. Nothing was more important to him than his children, Craig Alderson and Dianne Czerwinski and their spouses Glenda Alderson and Mark Czerwinski, his grandchildren Kristen Alderson (Tom Knox), Cori (Mike) Dodds, Joselynn Alderson, and his great grandchildren, Arianna and Colin Dodds and Cameron Knox. He was predeceased by his wife Mabel, a very special woman. And let’s not forget his granddogs and grandcats, also considered family members. Clare was a real animal lover. Clare was an awesome Dad and Papa. He was always there for his family. If there was a project to work on he was there to help. He worked tirelessly and had a way of always making it fun. He was interested in everything his children and grandchildren did and was supportive of all their endeavours - he was our biggest fan. We would run, walk, hike, ski, fish, play games, swim, camp and canoe together. He was a Dad and he was our friend. He loved nature and instilled that love in all of us. And he could tell a joke - his helpful self-made notebook of jokes gave him an endless supply. Even in the late stages of Alzheimer’s Disease Clare could still smile, laugh, and yes his eyes would even sparkle. Clare was a proud and long-standing member of Sunnylea and True Briton’s Masonic Lodges prior to leaving due to his health. Special thanks go out to the incredible staff and volunteers at Lanark Lodge who, over the almost 9 years that Clare lived there, provided a caring, supportive and stimulating environment. Never was the caring and support felt more strongly than during Clare’s last days. You were angels. We will never forget your compassion and kindness. Special thanks also to Sally Wilkinson, a private caregiver, for her amazing support over the last 2½ years. Lastly, thanks to our community for making it possible for our Dad/Papa to “Reach the River” before he died. He loved his many visits there! Clare will be honoured at a private family gathering, as he wished. If you would like to make a donation in his memory, please donate to the charity of your choice.







Healey Leonard “Len” Healey

In The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Ottawa on Thursday November 25th, 2016, Leonard “Len” Healey (of Ompah, formerly of Ottawa) at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of late wife Teresa Healey, cherished father of Kathy (Larry) Longmore of Haliburton, Mike of Richmond and the late David Healey. Leonard was the loved grandfather of Jennifer Longmore, Melanie and Mark, Bradly, Brandon and Colin Healey, great granddaughter Lily, he was the brother of the late Beryl Tosky and Uncle to Joel Tosky. A private service to be arranged at a later date for the family. In remembrance, contributions to the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, On. K1G 5Z6 would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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McIntosh, Wilma Peacefully in hospital at Carleton Place on Saturday, November 26, 2016, in her 87th year. Loving wife of Gordon for 68 years. Dear mother of Helen Robinson (Wayne), Joan Hoffman (John), Joyce Burgess (Ron) and Jim McIntosh (Colette). Loved grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment at Guthrie United Cemetery, Clayton. For those desiring, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Carleton Place and District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Carleton Place Hospital.

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Peacefully at home on Thursday November 24th, 2016, in her 60th year, Diana passed away surrounded by her family and BFF. Loving wife of 39 years of Kim Bennett and mother to Curtis (Koty) and Jill (the late Jesse) Dixon. Cherished Nana of Madylin, Isla and Teis Dixon. Diana had a long career as an operator with Bell Canada, where she made several lifelong friendships, before retiring and spending her time with her grandchildren, helping friends and family with their painting and gardening, creating her own beautiful gardens and enjoying life. Diana is survived by her parents, George and Norma Fielding, brothers Don (Penny), Danny (Kim) and Dennis (Brenda) Fielding, brothers-in-law Wayne (Linda) and Lynn (Donna) Bennett, sister-in-law Gail Baigent (the late Bernie Brownrigg) and many other close family and friends. Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at KGH and St. Mary’s of the Lake for their excellent care over the last three months. A very special thank you to Colleen and the staff of Bayshore Home Health and Care Partners for making it possible for Diana to spend her final weeks at home, as well as to her BFF Lorie Bennett, Susan & Harvey Langdon, Gail Baigent, Lynn & Donna Bennett and the many others who helped care for Mom and helped us out at home to allow us to spend as much time as possible with her. Family and friends were invited to visit with the family at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Tuesday, November 29th 2016 from 12 noon - 3PM. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery followed at 3:30PM. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Gananoque Horticultural Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at

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Weir, Murray Wellington

March 31, 1955-Nov. 23, 2016 Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, in his 62nd year. Loving father of Ashley (Devon Waters) and Adam Weir. Cherished grandfather of Jeremy Waters. Beloved brother of Marlene (Donnie Ruppert). Dear son of Lena Weir. Predeceased by his father Lyle Weir. Murray will be especially missed by John, Mary and Scott and his many friends. Special thanks to Dr. Scott Morgan, Dr. Christina Canil, Dr. Bastine Miller and the palliative care nurses at the Carleton Place Hospital for their compassion and excellent care of Murray. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Saturday November 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral Service at St. John’s Anglican Church, Innisville at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the spring at St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation to St. John’s Anglican Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


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Retired Ontario Hydro after 40 years service Peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior while surrounded by the love of family; Willie Gilmour of Arnprior passed in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 19th, 2016. He was 86. Beloved husband for over 65 years of Jeannette (nee Sales). Dearly loved father of William “Pat” (Connie) of La Broquerie, Manitoba; Mike (Joanne) of White Lake; Don (Shawney) of Arnprior; Chris of Surrey, B.C. and Penny Armstrong (Robert) of Arnprior. Cherished and loved by his 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The last surviving child of the late Art Gilmour and the late Freda Pershaw, Willie was predeceased by siblings: James Gilmour (Beatrice of Carleton Place); Gilbert Gilmour (late Beverley); Allan Gilmour (late Hazel) and Rita Brooks (late Harold). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends were invited to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior for visitation on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning from 10 until 10:45. A Funeral Service was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Wednesday morning, November 23rd at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of Willie, please consider a donation to The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior or the Parkinson Society of Canada. Condolences/Donations

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Peacefully in Fairview Manor, Almonte on November 26, 2016. Georges Normand of Blakeney, age 76 years. Beloved father of Stacey & Brent Normand. Especially remembered by Brenda (Don Drynan). Loved grandpa of Hailey Ladouceur and Susan & Heidi Normand. Predeceased by 2 sisters Lucille (Rheal) & Patricia (Brian). Also survived by several nieces & nephews. A private memorial service will be held in the spring. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 For those who may choose to honour Georges with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Very special thank you to all the wonderful caring staff at the Almonte Fairview Manor for their exceptional care shown over his numerous years there. Condolences & Tributes:

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Wood John Kenneth Bruce Wood

“With Christ, Which is Far Better... Bruce went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Beloved husband of Valery (Hale) Wood. Predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Dorothy (Smith) Wood. Loved brother of Grant Wood, Mary Lou (Philip) Burakoff and Stephen Wood. Son-in-law of Jane (the late George) Hale. Brother-in-law of the late Wendy Hale, Randy (Diane) Hale and Trevor (Edith) Hale. Uncle of Joshua (Julie) Hale, James (Christa) Hale, Samuel Pegg, Thomas Pegg and Lia Hale. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service took place in the Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment, Lombardy Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International (Canada), Lymphoma Canada or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit



Barnes Marina D. Barnes

It is with great sadness the family of Marina Barnes announce her death on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in Smiths Falls, Ontario at the age of 49. Beloved wife of Gerald Barnes. Cherished daughter of Annie and the late Garland Bishop. Loved mother of Gerald Jr. and step-mother of Melissa Barnes-Watt and Amanda Barnes-Watt (Jeff). Sadly missed by her grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Dear sister of Irene (Gary) George, Effie (the late Sterling) Odea, Donna (Dave) Peddle and Shirley (Dione) Hayden. Sister-in-law of Glenda (Joel) Manseau, Teresa Barnes, Vanessa Barnes (Jeff), John (Vicky) Larkin, Harry Barnes (Cindy) and daughter-in-law of Art and Sheila Barnes. She will be sadly missed but forever remembered by her family and friends both here, in Newfoundland and Alberta. Family and friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Newfoundland at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or to Lanark County Mental Health.




Dorothy “Mildred” (nee Cardiff)

Peacefully at Rosebridge Manor on Thursday, November 24, 2016 in her 87th year. Joyfully reunited with her beloved husband of 65 years James Ezra Bell. Loving mother of Sandra Doyle (Len), Larry Bell (Linda) and Bill Bell. Cherished grandmother of Nikki Duchesne (Jamie), Christine Doyle, Matt Doyle (Skylar), Tim Doyle (Nicole), Rob Doyle (Katie) and Mike Doyle (Brittney). Treasured great-grandmother of Colt and Hailie Duchesne and Landon, Cohen, Onalee Doyle and eagerly anticipated arrival of two more precious girls. Predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Julia (nee Hawe) Cardiff and her sister Lorraine Bradley (the late David). Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Newbliss, on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11 AM. Interment followed at St. Andrew’s United Cemetery, Toledo. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Anglican Parish of Kitley, Rosebridge Manor or any Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at

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Publow McDOUGALL Muriel Hazel

It is with sweet sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Muriel Hazel (Dillabough) McDougall at the Brockville General Hospital Garden St. Site on Monday November 21, 2016. Beloved wife of James “Jim” McDougall who resides at the Rosedale Retirement Centre in Brockville. Loving mother of Bob McDougall (Sharon) of Brockville and Debbie Lynch (Jim) of Amherstview. Cherished Granny of Sean McDougall (Beverly Jameson), Meghan Seaman (Curtis), Erin Haworth (Shaun) and Matthew Lynch; and cherished Great Granny of Annah Seaman and Cole Haworth. Dear sister of Jean Black, Shirley Tobin (the late Richard), Jack Dillabough (Jan) and Earl Dillabough (Marlene Johnson). Very special Aunt and Great Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Wilfred and Hazel (Fenlong) Dillabough, sisters Hilda Olmstead (Tom) and Edith Johnston (Dwight) and brother Garnet Dillabough. A Celebration of Muriel’s Life will be held at a later date. In memory of Muriel donations to the Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at


M. Eileen Publow

Eileen passed away peacefully at her home in Perth on Wednesday November 23rd, 2016 at the age of 94 years. She was predeceased by her parents Albert McVeety and Mary McGregor and in 2004 by her loved husband, Lawrence “Larry” Publow. Eileen was also predeceased by sister-in-law Sister Mary Publow and brothers-in-law William (Hildred), Charles (Betty), Jack, Joe (Frances) and Arthur Publow. She will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Evelyn Publow, her numerous nieces, nephews, all the Publow and McGregor families, her dear friend Lois Hunter, the Hunter family and many friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth, Friday, November 25th, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. The service was held in the Chapel on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. Interment, St. John’s Parish Cemetery. A reception followed in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance, contributions to the Diabetic Society or St. Paul’s United Church (Building Fund) would be appreciated. Eileen’s family wish to extend their sincere thanks to all at Carolina Suites for the care and support which provided her a great sense of independence and quality of life in her later years. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit



Turner Elaine Turner

It is with great sadness that Elaine’s family announce her sudden passing in hospital in Ottawa on Saturday, November 26th, 2016. She was predeceased by her parents Lorraine Butler and Henry Sauvé. Elaine was the cherished mother of Brad and dear sister of Sandra Smith and Robin Sauvé (Shannon Morris). She will be sadly missed by Ron Trunzo, her many friends and colleagues from the Royal Bank, the Perth Golf Club and the entire community of Perth. Elaine retired following a distinguished career of more than 35 years with the Royal Bank. She was a dedicated volunteer with the Perth & District Community Foundation. True to her spirit, Elaine gave the gift of life to others through organ donation following her passing. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth Wednesday November 30th, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Family and friends will celebrate her life with a service in the Chapel Thursday at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Those wishing are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Perth & District Community Foundation, 33 Lewis Street, Perth On K7H 2R4. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Letourneau Margaret “theresa” (nee Boland)

Peacefully at her residence in Toledo with her family by her side on Friday, November 25, 2016 in her 92nd year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Wilfred Alphonse Letourneau. Loving mother of Dianne (Dave Bruce), Doreen (Philip Beath), Kenneth and Michael (Jean). She will always be remembered by her 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Bernadette Murphy, and brother-in-law Antoine. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Helena Boland (nee Turner), her brother Vincent Boland and her sister Catherine Marie Merkley (nee Boland). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Theresa was a member of the St. Philip Neri CWL for over 65 years and a 30 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 475 Toledo as well as branch secretary for 21 years. Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Toledo, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11 o’clock. Interment followed at St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at

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At the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, Ottawa while surrounded by loved ones on Sunday evening, November 27th, 2016; Theodore Arthur “Art” Tripp of Arnprior passed away at the age of 61. Former husband of Karen (nee Ridgway). Dearly loved “Dad” of Stephanie Murdoch (Craig) of Brighton, Ontario; Becky Walker (Jesse) of Arnprior and Angela Kennedy (Todd) of Braeside. Cherished “Grampa Tripp” of Kaylie, Evan, Grace, Anna and Travis. Dear brother of Beth Fraser (Bruce) of White Lake; Phyllis Proulx (late Raymond) of White Lake; Walter (Theresa) of Perdue, Saskatchewan; Garry (Erin) of Ottawa; Mark (Rachel) of Hopetown; Leigh Devine (Tim) of Napanee and Percy of Pakenham. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents: Theodore and Dorothy (nee Trafford) Tripp as well as 2 brothers: Clifford and Sam. Friends were invited to join Art’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Wednesday evening, November 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. In memory of Art, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation. Condolences/Donations

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McIsaac Kevin J. McIsaac

Kevin passed away in the Perth hospital on Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at the age of 66 years. He was predeceased by his parents Dorothy (Hamilton) and Ken McIsaac and sister Susan Lee. Kevin will be sadly missed by his son Ian McIsaac, brother Dan (Peggy) McIsaac and their sons Scott and Dennis. Kevin will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law Art Lee, Sally Somerville, Jamie (Gail) Silversides, Jamie’s daughters Tara, Brooke, Ashley and Julie and many good friends. The arrangements are private for the family. Those wishing are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


Sproule Floyd Sproule

Floyd passed away suddenly at his home in Perth on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 in his 91st year. He was the beloved husband of Eunice (Richardson) Sproule and dearly loved father of Gerald (Helga), Jackie (Gary) Yuill, Audrey (Rusty) Rooth, Barry (Marg), Floyd (Andrina). Floyd was the cherished grandfather of Jerry Jr., Stephanie, Tammy, Shawn, late Jennifer, Dave, Mike, Danny, Ryan, Curtis, Chantal and Danielle and great grandfather of Jordane, Kayla, Jessica, Emily, Erica, Braydon, Hayliegh, Keaton, Joe, Megan, Riley, Brody, Maclem and Alexandra. He was the dear brother of Phyllis Dean, Elwood (Winnie) Sproule, Helen Trombley, Jean Barbary, Marg (Jack) Inwood, Marion Kowel, Coral (Leonard) Somerville, Carol Watt and Joan Jackson. Floyd was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Maxine (McDougall) Sproule, brothers Arnold, Harold, Merlin and Wilmer Sproule and sister Irene Rhodes. He will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law Hilda Sproule, nieces, nephews, all his family and many friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 10:30 A.M. In remembrance of Floyd, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society - Lanark County Chapter Wheels of Hope or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit





Curran Majorie Curran (nee Minogue)

Passed away peacefully on Friday, November 25, 2016 at the age of 81. Loving and devoted mother of Gord (Maggie), Cam (Karen Leclair) Curran, Katie Manning, Lindsay (Linda) Curran and the late Susan. Cherished grandmother of Shaun, Ryan (Crystal), Craig, Kayla, Shanelle, Willi (Charity), Steven (Laura), Tyler, Nick and Mack; and great-grandmother of Chelsea, Faith, Orion and Aoife. Marjorie will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. There will be a private family graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Lutes Robert B. Lutes

Bob passed away peacefully at Broadview Nursing Centre, Smiths Falls on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of the late Ria Lutes. Loved father of James Lutes, Janet Lutes, Jodi (Ron) Green, Bobby Sieler as well as other children living abroad. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Kirk, Jessica and Jamie, Dylan, William and Dustin, Shannon, Jason, Brianna, Ross and great-grandchildren Eric, Simon and Drew. Dear brother of Allan (Thelma), Gilbert (the late Jeannie), Edgar (Mary) and Richard (Suzanne). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Bethel Pentecostal Church, 301 County Rd. 29, Smiths Falls, to celebrate Bob’s life on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:00 am. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre.

TUIJTEL, Lynda – December 2, 2012 In loving memory of a dear wife and mother. A special person, a special face Someone we love and can’t replace Never selfish, always kind These are the memories she left behind. Missing you always Loving you forever Peter Christopher, Catharine Andrew, Ani

MYERS- In loving memory of Scott Joseph George who passed away January 14, 1998 and Barbara Jean who passed away December 4, 2012. Softly the leaves of memory fall, Gently we gather and treasure them all. It broke our hearts to lose you, The day God called you home. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, Our chain will link again. Hermer – In loving memory of a wonderful sister, Vera Bernice (Bates) who passed away on Ever missed and ever December 6, 1999. loved. This day is remembered and quietly kept. The Myers and No words are needed we shall never forget. McDougall families. For those we love don’t go away. The walk beside us every day. Unseen and unheard but always near So loved, so missed and always dear. Sadly missed Always remembered Loving brother Donald


WILKINSON, Robert – In loving memory of our dear dad, grandfather who passed away on December 1, 2009. You were a dad who was so special and who was loved so very much, and brought so much happiness to the many hearts you touched. You were always kind and caring And so understanding too, And if help were ever needed dad It so freely came from you. You were a gift to all the world And brought joy to everyone, And life has never been the same Ever since you have been gone. Lovingly remembered by Robert (Mic), Karen and the Wilkinson Family


FINDLAY, Joyce The sadness never goes away Our hearts still cry the silent tears You’re thought of often and so sadly missed. Through all the days of the year. We know you are in heaven Safe and sound with the Angels above Smiling down and guiding us With your eternal love. 2 years without, our hearts bare an ache. Missing you ever day Mom Love Gord, Brian, Debbie, David and Families


Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit



HANNUSCH, Ronald – In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, who passed away November 26, 1976. Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near. Always Remembered Always Loved By wife Barb, Children: Christine, Dawn, Paul and Maureen and Families


BARNETT, Janice Theresa - July 22, 1952 - November 22, 2007. November comes with deep regret, It brings back days we’ll never forget. Life goes on and years pass by But treasured memories will never die. Always Remembered, Never Forgotten Linda and Art Greg and Tara Sherry and Adam Gage



Bridge for Beginners Discover bridge, the most popular card game in the world. Even if you’ve never played before, join us & play on your first day! New Kemptville class starting soon. Call Brenda at 613-215-0652.

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IN MEMORIAM BAKER - In loving memory of our dear Mom, Mother-in-law, Grandmother and GreatGrandmother, Eileen Baker, July 18, 1917 -December 3, 2009. When days are dark and friends are few Dear Mother, how we think of you. Friends are friends if they are true, We lost our best friend when we lost you. Forever in our hearts John, Sharon and Chris John, Cindy and Dana Nick, Kyle and Kassie

FORREST In loving memory of my dear husband, Charlie Forrest who passed away four years ago today on December 4, 2012. Thank you for the years we shared, Thank you for the way you cared. Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered everyday. No longer in my life to share, But in my heart You are always there. Your memory is my keepsake, With which I’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. Ever remembered, ever loved. Debbie

In memory of Bob Rintoul, December 5, 2013 Those we love remain with us, For love itself lives on. And cherished memories never fade, Because a loved one is gone. Those we love can never be, More than a thought apart, For as long as there is memory, They’ll always live on in our hearts. Our heartache is every day, Loneliness is never far away. Your expertise in the trades was greatly missed this year. Your son listened and learned over the years and used this knowledge to build a home, fulfilling your Dream. As you watched –PrideI know you are bursting at the seams with. For what he has accomplished, for your and Jamie’s good friends continual support and help along with family help. My wonderful husband and exceptional father. We will always love you. Cathy and Jamie In memory of Bob Rintoul December 5, 2013 That smiling face, That sense of humour, That dedication, We miss you so much, You will never be forgotten. Our much loved uncle, brother-in-law and sonin-law Ken, Nancy, Brian, Chris Hedderson Helen MacFarlane

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Boxed trailer 8x12, heavy duty axle & wheels, Equipment, ladders, lumber, shelves. Free wood to burn to give away. 613-284-2505 Cedar pickets, rails, post & mill logs for sale,. Call or text 613-913-7958. Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs and large bags of shavings. www.scoutenw h i t e c e d a r. c a (613)283-3629. Winter snow tires, BFGoodrich Slamlom 185/ 65/P14, 4 studs. set of 4 on rims, used 1 season only, less than 1000 km. $250. 613-256-5013.



Dunlop “Grandtrek” winter Firewood 14-16” dry hardtires, on rims, 225/65R17, wood, $100/face cord with $400. 613-283-0740. local delivery in Kemptville area. Wayne Modler 613-258-3854 or Leave GOGOS54LX 4 wheeled 613-889-6058. scooter for physically chal- message. lenged w/cover, oxygen tank holder, vehicle ramps was $1200 + accessories, Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry now $950 obo. seasoned hardwood or Terry 613-485-9108. softwood from $60/face cord. Phone Greg Knops cell Looking for a unique gift (613)658-3358, (613)340-1045. idea? carries custom made Skateboard Hoodie/Hat Racks, Firewood for Sale, all Stools and Mirrors. Perfect hardwood dry ready to for the skateboarder in your burn $90 cord, delivery available. Call Adam life! 613-456-6095 613-275-0489 or cell 613-808-4325 Snow tires on rims, Michelin Ice, 205/65/R15, Hardwood Firewood, 14” $400. 613-298-0209 & 16” available. Minimum order required for delivery. Home piling services for FIREWOOD additional cost. 613-257-5095 5 Generations of firewood sales, all hardwood, cut and split. Volume dis- TD Logging. Tri-axle load count. Outdoor furnace firewood logs, 18-21 sinwood also available. gles, $1,150 plus tax, cut 613-253-8006. split firewood 90% sugar maple, $300 a cubic, 100% soft wood $150 a Dry hardwood firewood in cubic. 613-812-5454 or trailer loads of (cubic cord 613-264-5454. Visa ac+) $300 plus tax. Phone cepted. 613-812-1777.







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1968 Dodge Dart, 2 door, 318 automatic, with 340 Cam & intake 323 gears, dual exhaust, done up like Dart GTS. $10,000 firm. 613-989-3614

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

2005 Buick Alure, mint, 128,000 km, certified, Etested. New brakes. New air. New winter tires on rims. $3,000 firm. 613-258-6979.

Astra XE Saturn, 2009, hatchback, 5 speed manual, 154k, etested, cruise, winters on rims, new sumWanted - furnace oil, will mer tires, brake pads, etc. remove tank if possible. 1 owner (now with bad Call 613-479-2870. knee). Well maintained. Smoke-free and accident free. Clean. Asking $6,000. Wanted: mover man with 613-257-7617 (9 a.m.-8 small truck. 613-284-2505 p.m.)






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613-267-7484, cell 613-349-9418 FARM 175 Massey Ferguson tractor with loader. 613-267-3450. Looking for good Quality round bales of hay. 4x5. 613-275-2232


LAWN & GARDEN Ariens snowblowers in stock, low country pricing. Free local delivery. Service after Sales since 1999. Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.




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Working Steam Tractors and stationary engines. 7’ 3 pth snow blower Great for Christmas giving. LIVESTOCK attachment, for farm tractor. www.yesteryeartoyscanada $1,000. 613-284-1149 .com. 16385 Telephone Horseshoeing & trimming. evenings or weekends. Road, Brighton. Certified Farrier, call John 613-475-1771 or 613-267-7478. 1-800-481-1353. 1959 B-275 International Tractor, gas, frontend Newfield, 60hp, bucket, loader, snowblower, with fork, $5000. Farm wagon, Wanted to buy, horses, chains and lots of spare 2-wheel trailer, assorted colts and ponies, all types. parts. $4000 obo antique machinery. Contact Bob Perkins at 613-342-6030. 613-989-3614 613-359-5275



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2 bedroom- Carleton Place, $785. Well maintained, clean, quiet apartment building, secure entrance, stove, fridge, parking included, hydro extra, laundry on first floor. 613-913-3095

Carleton Place, 3 bedroom semi-detached home, 2 storey, great area, 1 1/2 baths, no pets,. $1245 plus, 30 Knox. 613-257-5711

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Dog obedience classes. Puppy kindergarten, beginners and advanced classes located at the Perth Indoor Pool. Specializing in training your dog to be a better behaved family member. Professional instructors Jim and Judy Stewart of True Companion Dog Obedience School, serving the Perth and area communities for over 23 years. 613-264-0203.


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FOR RENT 1 bedroom, upstairs apartment, available immediately, good location in Perth. No pets, references required. 613-267-2593

2 bedroom, recently renovated, hardwood floors, detached garage, $1495 includes utilities. 38 Lombard St. Smiths Falls. Available January 1. Paul: 613-285-7851 1-3 bedroom app’t close kennedy041963@gmail. to downtown Smiths Falls. com All inclusive. No dogs. 613-205-0627. 3 bedroom smoke-free home, McDonald’s Corners 2 bedroom apartment, 41 overlooking Dalhousie Sunset Towers, Perth, Lake. 5 appliances includAvailable immediately. ed. Open concept with Contact Bud large sunroom. $1100 plus 613-267-0567 utilities. 613-264-0002 1 Room for rent, 42 Church St West, Smiths Falls, full-time working quiet person, all inclusive, $120/wk. 613-812-2400.


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Carleton Place, Seniors 50’s Plus Building. No smoking, no pets. First & last months rent $750.00 & up. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Senior’s 1 Month Free Discount. Call 613-863-6487 or 613-720-9860 Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650. Kemptville- 3 bedroom bungalow, $1,250/month plus utilities. Available January 1, 2017. First/last. References. 613-258-2502 leave message. Large 2 Bedroom Apt. Perth, seniors welcome. $ 8 5 0 / m o n t h . 613-267-5746


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

Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom at 10-20 Pearl St. Rent $950 everything included. Contact Darlene FOR RENT 613-283-9799 or 613-207-1255 for appointment. Smiths Falls, great 4 bedroom, 2 bath single family Smiths Falls, 2 bed- home, close to amenities, room in heritage stone generous sized yard with 3 building. $850/month. storage sheds, enclosed Fridge, stove, washer porch for storage, side and dryer included. deck and more, Available immediately. $1,300/month plus heat 613-283-9650. and hydro. First and last required as well as referSmiths Falls. Bachelor ences. Available anytime. apt., partially furnished, Please call 613-299-9380. fridge, stove, 4 piece-bath, parking, single mature occupancy only, no pets. LEGAL Absolutely non-smoking, private, quiet setting near NOTICE TO CREDITORS downtown. Includes heat, hydro. First and last. AND OTHERS $565.00. Phone: 613-284-2673, All claims against the estate of Phylis (Phyllis) Loreta Connell deFOR SALE ceased, late of the Township of North Grenville, County of Grenville, who died on the 1st day of March, 2016 must be filed with the undersigned Trustees on or before the 30th day of December, 2016, after which date the assets of the estate will be distributed with regard only to the claims of which the Trustees shall then have notice, and the trustees will not be liable to any person of whose claims they shall not then have CHRISTMAS TREE FARM notice. Cut Your Own & Pre-Cuts

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Notice to Creditors and Others All claims against the estate of Thomas Edward McParland, late of Tay Valley Township in the County of Lanark, who died on the 15th day of November, 2016, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before the 30th day of December, 2016; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Perth this 28th day of November, 2016. Lyle McParland, Estate Trustee, by his solicitors, BARKER WILLSON PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, 31 Foster Street, Perth ON K7H 1R8,. Att.: S. Craig Halpenny. 613-267-2800

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Smiths Falls. Ground Lost: set of car & house floor, 1 bedroom, quiet keys. Perth area. - reward. bldg. Newly decorated. 613-267-5256 Non smoker preferred. $650/month plus hydro. FOR RENT 613-285-7363 after 5pm. Smiths Falls, large 1 bedroom apt, ground floor, private yard, Quiet adult building. $895/mnth plus hydro, heat included. References required. 613-366-9610. Smiths Falls. Three beds, one bath, garage. Fridge, stove, electric fireplace. $1300/mth, incl. utilities. References & credit check required. Available Jan. 1. Contact


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

STILL MISSING Holly – female Golden Doodle Cream colour, 65 lb, microchipped. Missing since Dec 2014 If you know anything, please call 613-295-7501. REWARD

REAL ESTATE 2 bedroom apartment, Carleton Place. Duplex with a yard & deck on a quiet road. Mature adult, no-pets, non smoking. $825 plus utilities Available December 1. 613-256-5401



NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on behalf of Elva Alice Wilson application will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario for An Act to revive Roy Wilson Real Estate Inc. in order to deal with certain property that was held in the corporation’s name at the time of dissolution. The application will be considered by the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills. Any person who has an interest in the application and who wishes to make submissions, for or against the application, to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills should notify, in writing, the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1A2. Dated at Smiths Falls, Ontario, this 31st day of October 2016. Gregory W. Fournier, Solicitor for Elva Alice Wilson, the Estate Trustee In the Estate of Percy Roy Wilson, deceased

LOST INDOOR ONLY CAT since Sat. Nov 12th. From Gillies Corners (1012) Perth Rd. He has never been outside before. He is black and white (tuxedo colouring), neutered male, no collar, no microchip. His name is Neako, 12-13 years old. Very thin (has always had trouble keeping weight on). REWARD OFFERED please help me find him and bring him home. Please call Krista 613-299-4885.




NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS In the estate of Ernest Wayne Richards a.k.a Wayne Richards, Pensioner, Deceased

All persons having claims as creditors against the estate of the above mentioned, late of the Town of Carleton Place, in Lanark County, who died at the said City of Carleton Place, on March 08, 2016, are required to file proof of same with the undersigned on or before January 17, 2017. After that date the Public Guardian and Trustee will proceed to distribute the estate, having regard only to the claims of which s/he then shall have had notice. Anyone having knowledge of a Will or next-of-kin of the above mentioned is also requested to contact the undersigned. DATED at Toronto on November 15, 2016.


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

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HELP WANTED Cornerstone Landing Youth Services requires immediately in Smiths Falls a Live-in House Parent to assist teens with Life Skills. Free housing plus $700 compensation. May have outside employment. Call 613 285 9292 or email resume to Neil Bros. Equipment Rentals Ltd. looking for a labourer to shovel snow in Almonte, must have own car and be available 7 days a week. Full time employment for the summer. Fax resume 613-256-2063 or call 613-256-6374. Perth Fabric Store, parttime work, must be able to sew or quilt. 613-267-7990 Snow-plow Operators and shovelers, Perth area. Parttime or could lead to fulltime. Call 613-267-5460.

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Part-time employee to handle administrative tasks at the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls. 6 month position, with the possibility of renewal, for up to 20 hours per week. Job will focus on duties of promotion, communication and building a volunteer base. Ideally, candidate will have familiarity and experience with WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite. Successful candidates will need excellent communication skills for dealing with patrons, renters, volunteers, media and the community, strong organizational abilities, and the ability to show initiative and work independently. Email resume and cover letter to by December 9th to be considered for the position.



Plant Accountant Northern Cables is currently recruiting for the position of Plant Accountant for our Eastern Ontario based company. Responsibilities: • Preparation & Reporting of Financial reports • Cash Management • Fixed Asset Management • Inventory Control / Costing • Government / Bank reporting • Budgets • Customer Credit Limits • Backup for A/P, A/R, Payroll, IT Support • Month / Year End Closing • G/L account analysis • Payable / Receivable / Payroll review Candidates will possess: • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience preferably in a manufacturing environment • Business Diploma and/or Accounting Designation • Experience working in fully integrated ERP systems (currently Infor Visual) • Strong spreadsheet / database skills, must be proficient in Microsoft office • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal guidance • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines • Open to and proposes new ideas to improve existing work processes Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes to: Northern Cables Inc. P.O. Box 1564 - 50 California Avenue Brockville, Ontario - K6V 6E6 Fax (613) 345-3147 Email: Website: No phone calls please

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TDL Truck - Repairs, 3379 Hawthorne Rd. Ottawa, Ontario. We are now accepting applications for Truck-Trailer Technician’s and Apprentices. The positions will be full time. We offer competitive wages, full health benefits, dental, RRSP contribution plans, boot and tool allowance. Please send resume to petersimard@tdltruckrepairs. com or call 613-736-1797 to set up an interview.

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Maximum 35 hrs./week Application Process: Submit resume and cover letter by email, fax or letter to Community Living Association (Lanark County) Human Resources. Ensure you include the following competition number with your cover letter: F1FT-11212016CSSNL Description: Under the supervision of the Community Service Manager, the Facilitator I work as part of a team providing access to support networks as well as responsive and accountable supports for the person’s supported expectations and goals. Qualifications • Developmental Service Worker Diploma or equivalent • Crisis Prevention Certificate • Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Certificate (Level C) • Valid G Driver’s License (to drive association van) with good driving record, with access to own vehicle • Demonstrated knowledge and training in Behaviour Management to implement Behaviour Programs and liaise with behaviour consultants Abilities, Knowledge, Education Skills Additionally, The Facilitator I require skills in planning, organizing and coordinating, leadership, partnering with the community to assist individuals supported to participate in community life, teamwork, flexibility, listening, understanding and responding. Skill sets also include relationship building, self-confidence and demonstrating a “person-centered” approach to actively providing support. Working with a person with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and or knowledge of the disorder is an asset. Salary/Shifts: $27.00 to $28.77/hour as per Collective Agreement Maximum 35 hours/week Application Details: Email: Fax: 613.257.5679 Letter: Human Resources, Community Living Association (Lanark County) 178 Townline Rd. E Carleton Place, ON K2C 2C2 Posting Date: December 1, 2016 Deadline for Applications: December 8, 2016 – 15:30hrs File #: F1FT-11212016CSSNL

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We are looking to add to our friendly and professional team. With modern facilities quality products and an easy going relaxed atmosphere Classy Cuts is a great place to work. Your duties will include all aspects of hairdressing including styling, cutting, colouring highlighting and perming. If you have the essential requirements and would like to seize this great opportunity please drop off a resume at the salon 29 Gore St E Perth, ON. or email

Wellington House in Prescott is seeking a Positive, Compassionate, Hard-working Casual Registered Nurse. Requirements: Valid CNO Registration, CPR, First Aid, CPIC with VSS, 2 years working experience LTC preferred. Send Resume to or Fax: 613-925-5425

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Wanted Full Time Host Family and Respite Providers in Lanark County Ontario We are currently looking for new home providers that will enable individuals to live as an integral part of the family setting. The Family Home Program has been with the Association since 1987. About Family Home: The host Family Home Program is a flexible option that matches people with intellectual disabilities with individuals (families) who can provide a caring, stable home environment. The supports offered are tailored to each situation and take into consideration the unique qualities and needs of everyone involved. Who are Family Home Providers? Home Providers are people who have chosen to open their homes and their lives to a person with an intellectual disability. These individuals: *Can be single, couples or families of all types. *Have diverse experiences, backgrounds and lifestyles. *Can provide a consistent, nurturing home life, and *Are willing and capable of assisting another person in the areas of daily living as necessary. Reimbursement: Home Providers are compensated for services based on a daily rate, tax free. For Further Information: Please email: Visit our Website at:


A Load to the dump Cheap! Clean up renovations, clutter, garage sale junk or dead trees brush. 613-899-7269.

Karen’s Errands. Services for Seniors. Grocery Shopping, Errands, Personal Assistant, and more... Servicing Smiths Falls, Perth and Surrounding Area. Contact Karen at 613-206-9505 or

Part time delivery driver for Kemptville area. Must have own car. 3 days week. Contract position. Debbie 613-258-7454



Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block Are you concerned about and stone. Small/big job someone’s drinking? specialist. Free estimates. There is help available for 613-250-0290. you in AL-ANON/Alateen. Call 613-284-6100, E x p e r i e n c e d 257-3138, 272-3105, Electrician, Licensed 203-3713, 826-2566, & Insured available for 283-5038. residential/commercial work. Best Rates, Call Jim 613-799-2378 or Overeaters Anonymous 613-284-0895 613-264-5158 Alcoholics Anonymous 613-284-2696.

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



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Sale of land for Tax Arrears By Public Tender

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ÉDUCATEURS(TRICES) EN PETITE ENFANCE OCCASIONNELS(LES) LIEU: École élémentaire publique Kemptville 830, rue Prescott, Kemptville (Ontario) K0G 1J0 À noter que la date de fermeture de ce concours est le 8 décembre 2016 à 19 heures. Veuillez poser votre candidature via notre site internet au: François Laperle, directeur du Service des ressources humaines

“Your Provider, Leader and Partner in Health Care” The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, is a progressive two site facility serving a catchment area of 44,000 residents of Perth, Smiths Falls and surrounding area. We are a fully accredited Hospital delivering a broad range of primary and secondary services. Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant (PTA/OTA) Permanent Part Time Summary of Position:

The Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant (PTA/OTA) work under the direction of a licensed regulated health professional, primarily the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist, in carrying out specific treatment plans. This may include the administration of modalities, mobility training, strengthening and exercise programs, and education of patients and families.

Education Requirements:

• Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant (combined) program or equivalent education and/or experience • Computer literacy

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• 1 year experience in previous hospital or long term care preferred

Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and letter of application by December 16, 2016 in confidence to: The Human Resources Department Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital 60 Cornelia Street West Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 2H9 Email – Fax - (613) 283-0520 Telephone - (613) 283-2330 Ext. 1132 Website - Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Our recruitment process follows the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in order to provide a fair and equitable process for all candidates. Applicants requiring accommodation through the recruitment/interview process are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department at 613-283-2330 ext. 1132 for assistance. We thank all interested candidates for their response, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITYOF MISSISSIPPI MILLS TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land (s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Friday the 2nd day of December, 2016 at the Municipal Office, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0 Attention: Treasurer The tenders will be accepted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked with the PIN and the roll number of the property for which the tender is submitted. A separate tender must be submitted for each property. Tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at the Municipal Office Council Chambers at 3:05 p.m. Description of Lands: 1. Part Lot 15, Concession 10 Ramsay Being Part 2, Plan 26R9205 Municipality of Mississippi Mills, County of Lanark PIN 05090-0255 LT Roll Number 0931 020 025 17838 0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $10,751.06 2. North West Quarter of East Half of Lot 8, Concession 2 (Geographic Township of Pakenham) Municipality of Mississippi Mills, County of Lanark PIN 05079-0009 R Roll Number 0931 946 015 03700 0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $6,596.52 The sale of these properties is subject to cancellation up to the time of the tender opening without any further notice. The minimum tender amount represents the cancellation price as of the first day of advertising. Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters including environmental relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, penalties and interest, HST if applicable, and the relevant land transfer tax within 14 calendar days of being notified as the successful purchaser. The municipality does not provide an opportunity for potential purchasers to view properties. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. CLS722977_1201

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“Call or email to Book Your Auction Today” Sunday December 4 2016 - Outdoor Auction Auction preview starts 11 am Live Auction starts NOON sharp 36 King Street, Richmond, Ontario ***No reserves - No buyers premium - dress warm. Selling: 2 historic log buildings that have been dismantled & stored (Buyer must remove the buildings from auction site no later than Dec 19) -Mastercraft gas lawn tractor in excellent condition - Peterborough fibreglass canoe with engine rest end in excellent condition, - 2 HP Evinrude gas outboard in excellent condition - antiques and collectibles, air compressor, quantity hand & power tools, air tools, garden tools, mechanics tool boxes and chests, wooden and aluminum ladders, extension and step ladders, selection of 1950s, 1960s & 1970’s license plates, selection of tin and wood advertising signage & items - Canteen & washroom on site. Sunday January 1 2016 - 9th Annual New Years Day ANTIQUE & SPECIALTY AUCTION to be held at Lombardy Hall ** Now accepting quality antique & COLLECTIBLE items. Limited space available. call or text Dan 613-285-4224 now to reserve space in this Auction date. OPEN HOUSE FOR THE REAL ESTATE 36 King Street, Richmond, ON Friday Jan 13 - 4 pm to 7 pm Saturday Jan 14 - 1 pm to 4 pm Sunday Jan 15 - 1 pm to 4 pm (See website for pictures of exterior of home )***3.5 acres with 450 feet of frontage on the Jock River. Property fully fenced yard with in ground pool. Spacious backyard with maturing hardwood and evergreen trees all immaculately planted along the river bank. 3 bedroom home, 1.5 baths, main floor laundry. 200 amp service. Drilled well on town sewage. HE Natural Gas newer furnace, Large paved driveway, Large 2 storie single car garage/workshop attaches to pool house/change room! We are selectively booking upcoming auction dates. To book your no obligation free consultation please call or text Dan 613-285-4224 We also buy items, collectibles, collections, estates, commercial liquidations and close outs. We pay cash, load and leave.



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FOR MR. TERRY CHALLICE OF NORTH AUGUSTA SUN., DEC. 4, 2016 @ 10 AM SHARP! TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY RD 21 SPENCERVILLE This Auction features a Kubota L1500 series diesel tractor with approx. 1,400 hrs, excellent condition, new merchandise such as generators, winches, tools, parts. Windmill, towers, inverters, motorcycle, antiques, collectibles & much more! Auctioneer’s Note: Mr. Challice enjoyed a wide variety of interests, you never know what we’ll find! For a 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




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Joanna McAuley Treffers resorts to using stronger persuasion with Norm MacDonnell when her entreaties fail to move him, in Studio Theatre’s Murder By The Book.

Going behind the scenes at Perth Studio Theatre's Murder By The Book So, I had a photo sent to me by one of our talented set painters, Fiona Bladon. She had received it from friends who live in London England, which happens to be the setting for the Studio Theatre's upcoming thriller Murder By The Book. Allow me, the director of this great show, to take you on a bit of a behind-thescenes tour... On the Murder By The Book stage, French doors, flanked by bookcases, open to an amazing balcony (all thanks to our fabulous set designer Reiner Silberhorn), and Fiona wants to have an authentic backdrop. In one scene, actor Joanna McAuley Treffers says, "Remind me darling, how many floors up are we?" And being one from the top, that is what the audience will see when they look out into the London skyline. A little theatre magic for sure. Then I touched base with our costumer, Loree Tannett. She has been diligent in searching out fashion styles from the early 1980s, which is when the play is set. Everything from skirt lengths to footwear, suit styles and tie widths is found, or made, to be true to the time period. Loree also works with a colour palate, complementing the set pieces and wall colours that are going to be on stage. The colour palate is what another one of our set painters, Bruce Raby, works from when he comes in to paint the set. Gallons of paint go on those ceiling-to-floor flats and doors that you see for every

production. The set pieces, authentic to the time period, are gathered, borrowed or made to measure under the expert guidance of Penny Silberhorn. Basically anything you see on the stage is called "set dressing", from the art on the walls and the floor coverings, to the large pieces of furniture. A classy lady like Penny always does a very classy set, and this one will not disappoint. My last check in is with our props mistress, Norma Cummings, ably assisted by Marie Amyott. If it is referenced by an actor, it has to appear exactly as stated - you cannot change one word in a play, unless it is old enough to be in the public domain. That's why Norma is searching out a Life magazine from the 1980s. The music in the play is from two period vinyl albums, and, in her passion for authenticity, she has printed off colour album covers to match. Norma is also finding out what the ingredients are for Pink Gin, and making authentic looking drinkable contents for decanters of whisky, bottles of champagne, and snifters of brandy. Just try finding 1980 brands of all those drinks these days! You can bet Norma will, and if she can't, she'll print labels and attach them to the bottles as needed. Oh, did I mention there is a fair bit of action at the drinks cabinet in this play? This is what has been going on behind the scenes of Murder By The

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Book, which will open on Thursday, Dec. 8. As you can no doubt ascertain, this production will be a feast for your eyes as well as your ears. I'll see you in the audience, at yet another offering by the dedicated and talented community theatre family of the Studio Theatre opens soon! Murder By The Book opens on Thursday, Dec. 8 for seven performances, Dec. 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 (cash only) at the Book Nook, 60 Gore St. E, and $22 plus convenience fee at Shadowfax, 67 Foster St., (613-2676817; and Tickets Please, in the Matheson House Museum Visitor Centre, 11 Gore St. E. (485-6434; both of which accept in-store, phone, online and credit card purchases. Tickets are $24 at the door, and $10 at the door for students with ID. Attend opening night and save $5. And don't forget that we've invited the public libraries in Perth and Smiths Falls, as well as The Book Nook, The Book Worm, and Backbeat Books and Music in Perth, and Arlie's Book Store in Smiths Falls to be a part of this wonderful show. Each establishment will feature the play's poster, alongside a display of some of their favorite murder mystery books. There will also be ballots for you to win a pair of tickets to see Murder By The Book. Good luck! Submitted by Jane Stott on behalf of the Studio Theatre, Perth

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Car dealership mogul John Hinton buys Perth, Smiths Falls Ford dealerships BY Desmond Devoy

Businessman John Hinton’s car dealership empire continues to grow, with the recent acquisition of A & B Ford. Hinton, who has founded several car dealerships in the area, including Edgetown Motors in Smiths Falls, Smiths Falls Nissan, as well as the Perth Dodge dealership, has, for the first time ever, bought a competing dealership, rather than starting one on his own. “In the past, I’ve always (created) my stores from scratch. I never bought a store,” before now, said Hinton. This way, his business team is “hitting the ground running.” The A & B Ford in Smiths Falls will now operate under a new name, Smiths Falls Ford, while the Perth location will continue on under the A & B name, in order to “differentiate the franchise, make them stand alone.” He promised “more staff and inventory and a better customer experience,” at both Ford locations, though he hastened to add that the existing dealerships now under his wing were already “well-respected and run.” It was because there was an existing “great team that we were able to walk in.” The Smiths Falls location was “run more like a branch,” of the Perth store, in the past, and the name change will help “to change the culture.” Part of the deal also includes the purchase of Fix Auto Perth


body shop, and land across the road from A & B Ford in Smiths Falls. The deal has been in the works since December of 2015. “I called Brad Hasler. I’d heard there might be a sale,” said Hinton during an interview last month from his new offices at the A & B Ford dealership on Highway 7 in Perth. The deal then was “several months in the works,” he said. “There are many moving parts.” The deal was finalized a month ago, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, with Hinton buying the companies from Hasler and Dean Tryon. “It’s a big deal. They take time,” he said. “It’s very exciting. We are continuing to grow, to expand. My family is all in the business.” Hinton’s son Jeff and son-inlaw Jason Jamieson will be joining the team at the dealership, and Dane Fellows will also join the team. “These boys will be running them,” said Hinton. “I plan to be involved in the background. (It’s) a busy time for me. I enjoy the business. I’ve been at it for 42 years.” The deal is more than simply financial. “This business is more about building relationships,” said Hinton. “Product is important, but relationships are more so.” One of those relationships he hopes to continue to nurture is with the community, supporting local charities, to “work and grow in this community.”

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Perth library seeks two per cent levy rise, bucking municipal requests Desmond Devoy

The Perth library has unanimously passed its 2017 budget with a 2.02 per cent levy request - despite Perth and Drummond/North Elmsley (DNE) Township passing motions asking for the library to hold its budget increase to one per cent. (Perth may now be considering reversing this motion at a council meeting later on this month.) "We have been able to provide library services at current an era of fiscal constraint," said Erika Heesen, the Perth and District Union Public Library's chief executive officer and chief librarian, during a telephone interview on Tuesday, Nov. 22, the morning after the library board passed the budget, which will now be considered by councils in DNE, Perth, and Tay Valley Township. When asked about the two councils passing motions asking the library to keep its levy increase request to one per cent, Heesen admitted that "that has not happened before. But they are within their rights." And the budget was crafted with fiscal restraint in mind, she said. "We've been able to come up with some creative solutions," she said, even in light of the extra "pay equity" payments that needed to be made to staff, which proved to be "substantial." The library will now be: 1. Reducing the amount it puts into the infrastructure reserve from $20,000 to $3,000. The reserve currently contains $169,354, even though the building, built in 1981, is "aging," and they are looking to replace their elevator, update electrical wiring, and replacing the furnace and air-conditioner units, for example. 2. Taking $2,000 from the book budget and putting it towards fully funding online resources. 3. Increasing revenue from other revenue, where possible (collecting

fines, used book sales, etc.) 4. Incorporating non-designated donations into operating revenue. The budget's total amount is $662,051. In a letter submitted to the three supporting municipalities, Heesen and board chair John Gemmell, also Perth's deputy mayor, wrote that while the board "recognizes the budget direction provided," it "also notes that the library must meet its mandatory commitments to staff wages with regards to pay equity and the collective bargaining process." The budget letter further explains that the pay equity process resulted "in an increase to two job classes," and that the library's pay grid was restructured "from eight to five steps. This has meant that salaries and wages have increased more than originally projected," the duo wrote. They added that they hoped that councils could "see that the library board has been responsible and frugal with its 2017 budget proposal." Perth's motion reversal? Gemmell put forward a motion to reconsider Perth town council's earlier "2017 inter-municipal budget direction" motion of asking the library to stick to one per cent, which will now be taken up at their Dec. 20 council meeting, though Coun. Jim Boldt was the only vote, in the 6-1 decision, to vote against reconsidering the earlier motion (reconsideration requires a

two-thirds vote in favour.) Gemmell said at the Nov. 22 town council meeting that the library was "very sensitive," to the budget constraints of "our partners." However, Coun. Ed McPherson expressed concern that "I don't see that there is new, additional information...there isn't any, so far as I can see," he said. Gemmell said that "two impact factors, that were mandatory," pushed the budget up to four per cent. In a later interview with The Perth Courier, Gemmell said that the budgetary direction given to the library "was not unusual, to put out a guideline. We're keeping our guys (town departments) within one per cent," but, when it comes to the library, a new union contract and a pay equity ruling meant that "I have additional information I wanted them (council) to consider." The pay equity ruling actually came about from changes the provincial government brought in in the early 1990s, that insisted that male and female positions must be paid equally. Back room fireworks The back room machinations that led to the one per cent-cap motion goes back nearly two months. Tay Valley had earlier decided not to sign on to a motion to keep the library budget at one per cent - while Perth and DNE had voted in favour of that motion.

At a hastily-called meeting at Perth town hall on Friday, Oct. 14, the Town of Perth put forward a motion to request that the Perth and District Union Public Library hold its 2017 budget to one per cent, as a way to present a coordinated message to the library to live within the cost of living. The Drummond/North Elmsley delegation was reportedly not happy with the draft budget hike of "over four per cent," said DNE Coun. George Sachs, who did not attend the meeting, but sits as DNE's library board representative, during a telephone interview on Monday, Nov. 21. The Perth Courier has confirmed that Tay Valley Coun. Jennifer Dickson was in attendance at the meeting, the only library board member present. We have also confirmed that DNE Reeve Aubrey Churchill and DNE chief administrative officer (CAO) Cindy Halcrow were in attendance. Tay Valley's CAO, Larry Donaldson, attended the meeting, but arrived late. Perth Mayor John Fenik and CAO John deRosenroll were believed to have attended the meeting too. Sachs said he understood that the library needed more money because "we ran into some issues with the pay equity matter. It wasn't anything that the library did," said Sachs, but, rather, was the result of a pay equity ruling. However, Dickson said she believes "some inaccurate information


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got presented," before the meeting on Oct. 14. "People were upset because the library was demanding a whole load of money," said Dickson during an interview in Perth on Thursday, Nov. 17. Later that month, Tay Valley Township council voted against the one per cent library budget motion - which was later passed by Perth and DNE councils, though Perth's Deputy Mayor, John Gemmell, voted against the one per cent motion as the library's Perth representative. "The information that it (the one per cent motion) was based on was incorrect," reiterated Dickson. "The library is now constrained," she said. "We were trying to keep it as low as possible anyways." She agreed that the new negotiated contract with CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) and the pay equity decision meant that "we spent more money than we wanted to." At a later meeting of the library board's property committee "we (had) to cut back. It was a heartbreaking meeting. It's hours and books and maintenance." However, even at that, Dickson contends that the pay equity money was paid out of reserves and betterthan-expected golf tournament returns, and that the library benefitted from a large bequeathment from an estate.

Municipal Connection MAYOR’S TASK FORCE ON LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE: APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP 2017-2018 PROTECT YOUR VALUABLES: LOCK YOUR VEHICLE ‘Tis the season for thieves to take advantage of unlocked vehicles! Always lock your vehicle, regardless of the season. Park it in well-lit areas, for your own safety as well. Do not leave valuables in plain view. Always store valuables in the trunk or some place out of sight. Do not leave any form of personal identification in your vehicle. Identity theft is highly prized by thieves. Carry your driver’s licence, insurance and ownership on your person. Identity theft can lead to fraud at your great expense. Your Perth Police Services Board and officers wish you and yours a safe and merry Christmas season!

The Town of Perth invites citizen members to apply to serve on the Mayor’s Task Force on Local Climate Change, for the remaining term of Council (2017 to 2018). To qualify, applicants must be a resident or property owner of Perth. Interested applicants are asked to complete and submit an “Application to Serve on the Mayor’s Task Force on Local Climate Change,” (located on the Town’s website) to the Town Clerk, 80 Gore St. East, Perth, ON K7H 1H9. Applications will be accepted up to and including Friday, December 16th, 2016. All applications received will be reviewed by the Striking Committee and a recommendation will be presented to Council for their consideration on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016. Note: the qualifications required and terms for the Advisory Panel can be found on the Town’s website located at All applications shall be kept on file for the term of Council. Those applicants not appointed will be considered first in the event of a vacancy. For further information please contact Lauren Walton, Town Clerk, at 613-267-3311.

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First Syrian refugee family thanks Perth community for warm welcome Desmond Devoy

With a backlash against refugees in Europe and the United States, Perth's first Syrian refugee family feels they may have arrived in Canada at just the right time. In their first exclusive print interview, Ahmad and Kafaa Almdhe, spoke to The Perth Courier during a meeting with the CARR (Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement) at the Perth Factory, 40 Sunset Blvd., on Thursday, Nov. 17, Ahmad said that, even as the battle of Aleppo continues, the civil war in Syria "is not going to stop, especially with Trump coming. I think (there will be) no stop," to the war, he said, nodding that the U.S. President-elect and Russian President Vladimir Putin will make the situation worse. When the family of five arrived in Canada, "Brexit had not happened yet," said Tay Valley Township Coun. Jennifer Dickson. "It's deteriorated," she said of the increasingly hostile reception to Middle Eastern refugees in the west. However, Perth appears to be bucking this trend. "Every day, (it's) 'Welcome to Canada,'" said Kafaa, of the reception she receives in the supermarket or the library, when people recognize her because of her cheetah-print hijab or Muslim head covering. "Canada people (are) very good." After nine months living in Canada - arriving on Family Day 2016, which saw a recordbreaking snowstorm hit the Ottawa area - the Almdhe family is opening up to the community. They have since been joined by the Hido family from Iraq, who arrived on Sept. 8. The CARR is now hoping that Kafaa's sister's family, who

live in Lebanon, and another Syrian family, who currently live in Turkey, will soon be admitted to Canada as well. Jordan Kennie, who became the couple's first real Canadian friend, said that, at first, the family's grasp of English "was very basic at the beginning. Now, "Ahmad is now translating for other families," even meeting Perth's new Iraqi family off of the plane. Ahmed started learning English at the T.R. Leger School in Brockville, but, when school let out this past June, he returned to Perth for his lessons, taught by ESL (English as a Second Language) volunteers. Their two daughters, Batoul, 7, and Iman, 5, are now "at the top of their class" at The Stewart School, said Kennie. (The family is rounded out by the baby, Abdel-Razzak, 2.) Batoul is now in French immersion, while Kafaa is studying for her G1 driver's license. Ahmed is now the proud driver of a 2006 Dodge van, which helps him when he needs to drop his girls off for soccer practice. "I'll try skating," Ahmad said with a laugh, even though his daughters are reportedly skating naturals. (The Hido boys are now playing Perth Tigers basketball, and the Almdhe family has been swimming at Otty Lake and the Perth pool.) "It was a lot of fun to watch the girls play," said Ann Munroe. Perth's fire chief, Trevor Choffe, insurance businessman Michael McLean (who also owns the Perth Blue Wings CCHL 2 league hockey team), and the Perth Canadian Tire, have helped donate sports equipment to the family. Desmond Devoy/Metroland At the beginning of their time in Perth, "it Kafaa and Ahmed Almdhe met with members of the CARR on Nov. 17, to catch up on what was all hands on deck," said Kennie. "Now we has been a very intense year to bring the town’s first Syrian refugee family to Perth. just get to be their friends. Now, we don't know See SYRIANS page P5

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where they are!" she joked. Dickson recalled that, at first, Kafaa was scared to even walk from her home near the arena over to the library. "It was a cultural thing," said Dickson. Now, she has grown more comfortable walking around. "A small community is more adept," said Dickson, since everyone knows everyone. Ahmed agrees that Perth's small town feel has really helped him adapt, and learn the language. "My friend in Brockville, he doesn't speak English," said Ahmad, a former crane operator, as his friend is surrounded by other Arabicspeakers. (Locally, there are far fewer Arabic speakers, though Dr. Sabah Towaij, a native of Iraq who now lives in Long Lake, helps with translation when needed.) Judy Haddad of Perth is another translator. The Stewart School has also been helpful in making the children feel welcome. CARR members were on hand when of the Almdhe girls was

honoured at a Terrific Kids assembly at their school. "The whole gym was in tears," said Kennie. Having CARR members like herself there looking on, "it was like having an extended family. We shouldn't take these things for granted." A British refugee resettlement group has been so impressed with the work being done by the CARR in Perth that a delegation met with them to see what it is that the CARR is doing right. "There are huge advantages to settle families in rural areas," said Munroe. Dickson, half-jokingly, invited federal Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister John McCallum "to come talk to us." While the Almdhe family has come a long way - literally and figuratively - so too has the CARR. Even the fact that it has brought two families over, with plans for two more, to the area, was at first not much of a consideration. Ann Munroe, co-chair of the CARR, admitted that some of the initial thinking, beyond a

humanitarian belief that Perth and area residents "did not know what to do." Dickson said she remembers thinking they may not have the support in Perth that a family would need. They initially were looking at offering support, financial and otherwise, for a family to be settled in Ottawa. As the family adapts to life in Canada, Ahmed has been gaining Canadian work experience, doing both landscaping work and volunteering by washing dishes and cleaning tables at The Table Community Food Centre.

CARR had approached The Table about providing Ahmad with some work experience that will soon get him a better, long-term job. "You need a living wage," said Kennie, something "long-term sustainability. We are looking 20, 30 years down the road." The family will be moving again in January, another suitcase in another hall, but this time, a peaceful move in our town, a move made possible by caring Canadians. "We really need to congratulate this community," said Dickson.

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Above, from left, Kafaa and Ahmad Almdhe, speak with CARR member Jordan Kennie, one of their first Canadian friends. Ann and Gordon Munroe, leaders of the CARR, share a laugh before the start of the meeting on Nov. 17. Below, CARR member Krista Hearty McLean.


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Fenik: Funding formula failing medium-sized hospitals Desmond Devoy

The provincial funding formula is not meeting the needs of hospitals like the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH). During a report to Perth town council on Tuesday, Nov. 22, Mayor John Fenik, who sits on the PSFDH board of directors, reported to council about his travels to Orillia, Ont., on Wednesday, Oct. 26 for a symposium entitled "Understanding the Fiscal Challenges of Medium-Sized Hospitals" at Orillia City Hall. The PSFDH are "considered to be a mediumsized hospital," said Fenik. The symposium featured speakers like Melissa Farrell, assistant deputy minister, health system quality and funding with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, as well as Imtiaz Daniel, director of financial analytics and system performance with the Ontario Hospital Association. "The funding formula is not working," said Fenik. "It does not cover the costs of mediumsized hospitals. There has to be a serious change in the funding if small to medium-sized hospitals are to survive." In her speech, Farrell said that "health care is the biggest cost for the Ontario government," Fenik said, recalling her comments. He said that places like Collingwood, Ont., an hour west of Orillia, on the shores of Georgian Bay, had a lot of positive numbers, such as a growing population and new development. For places like Collingwood, "the funding for-

mula works," he said. For towns like Perth or, say, Lindsay, Ont., "it doesn't work." "Rural amazing things," said Fenik. While some cancer chemo-therapy services have been decentralized from Kingston General Hospital back to Perth, other services, like some initial post-stroke care, has been moved from Lanark County to Brockville General Hospital. And, there is increased impetus being placed on centralization of services in larger urban centres. However, "driving from Flower Station to Kingston to visit your spouse just does not work," said Fenik. He said that rural hospitals are "centres of excellence on their own," even with "extreme under-funding from the Ministry of Health." The PSFDH board was, that very morning, working on its 2017 budget, which brought to mind the ongoing discussion with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) about closing rural schools, for Coun. Jim Boldt. "It appears to me that the provincial government, with their current mandate to close rural schools...are looking at the same thing (for hospitals)," he said. "It worries me. Small communities make up the moral fabric of this province," said Boldt, though he stressed that he was in no way suggesting that either campus of the PSFDH would be closing. "They are losing track of how much of the population are seniors," said Coun. Judy Brown. She charged that there are "far too few spots in nursing homes," and, with an aging population, "it's going to hit us, big time."

Perth Christmas tree giveaway Local home and auto insurance company The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group announced their festive holiday gift to the communities that they serve. The company will be distributing 150 Christmas trees to families in Lindsay, Alexandria and Perth on Saturday, Dec. 3 in exchange for a cash donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters. To kick off the holiday season, The Commonwell will use the tree giveaway as an opportunity to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations in Lanark County, Peterborough, Kawartha, and Cornwall and District, pledging to boost all public donations raised with a $500 donation to each region. "Over the past three years, our Christmas tree giveaway has become a big part of our annual connection to our communities. We're thrilled

to bring it back again for 2016," said Tim Shauf, President and CEO of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group. "The holiday season can be an extremely busy time for families and finding the perfect Christmas tree can fall low on the list of priorities. We wanted to make it that little bit easier for families to get into the festive spirit and raise money for a great local charity at the same time." The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon (or while supplies last), and in Perth, that will be happening at The Commonowell Mutual Insurance Group, 96 South Street/Scotch Line Road. Trees will be given away on a first come, first served basis. Submitted by The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group

Kettle campaigner urges Perth to win with 200th kettle goal Desmond Devoy

It's on! Karen Britchford, organizer of the Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle campaign in Lanark County, has thrown down the gauntlet for Perth town council to win the annual council challenge since this is the town's 200th anniversary year. The annual challenge sees Perth council square off against councils in Smiths Falls and Carleton Place, to see which mayor can lead

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his or her council to raise the most money on a given weekend. This year's challenge in Perth will see members of council jingling their bells at the kettle at Barnabe's Independent Grocer, from 10 a.m. until closing time. The winning council will take home the coveted Bell Ringer Trophy at a tea to be held in January. "Maybe this year, you could win," said Britchford. After all, "it's the 200th anniversary," she said for added impetus. "Maybe adding the challenge will add to it."


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know there's a lot of stuff on the Interwebs right now about real news versus fake news, and I'm sure I'll have something to say about that in an upcoming column but, for now, did you see the great Huffington Post article on Facebook called "11 Things Every 'Type A' Person Wants You to Know" by Lindsay Holmes? It spoke to me. I can be a little uptight. Just ask my family. "Mom, you seem stressed," Boychild said the other night. "I think you need a vacation." Since that's not going to happen anytime soon, let's talk about some of those adorable little quirks that are identified in the Type A article. First, "we're not impatient, just efficient." That totally explains my approach to helping children with math homework. "Yes, it's x equals five over negative four. So, write it down! C'mon! There are 20 more questions! Tick tock!" There are deadlines, see, and many of them revolve around bedtime. Lately bedtime can't come early enough for me. Number two is "arriving late to anything is agonizing." Oh, how I can identify with this one. I hate to waste people's time. One of my proudest moments when I was still working as a reporter was showing up to a retired lieutenant-general's house to do an interview five minutes early. "In the military, five minutes early is right on time," he said. I'm like my dad that way. Just the other day he said "I'd rather be two hours early than five minutes late," when we teased him for showing up 15 minutes early. (I've learned to account for that and be ready for him early.) I wrote a column about number three recently, which is "we live by to-do lists." Definitely true. Make to-do list. Done. Number four: "Each task we're assigned is urgent." I might quarrel with that one a tiny bit. Sometimes my todo list gets bogged down by minutiae (see "Make to-do list" above) and not everything can be the top priority. This, incidentally, is a hard-learned lesson that I may have lost sleep over (see number 10). Nevertheless, wasting time gets on my nerves (see number one). Number five is about being "extremely goal-oriented." That is why when a child says, "I don't see how I will ever use this (insert homework topic here) again," my response - espe-

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cially if there is a time crunch - might be, "Irrelevant. It was assigned. We need to get it done." That must be why number six also feels like home: "It's hard for us to relax." I had a sick day recently. Sick days drive me crazy. So. Much. Time. Doing. Nothing. Lying around must be scheduled on a to-do list for it to be legit. Interestingly, number seven says "we get stressed out easily." Not surprising, what with all those deadlines and urgencies and goals. "We also tend to default to the worst possible outcome when working through a situation." Probably I would have excelled in a career in risk management. It reminds me of what I say about Googling things: The answer is either going to be "you're doing it wrong" or "you're going to die." (Particularly when researching illnesses on an unscheduled sick day.) Number eight: "We have nervous habits." Well, I twirl my hair. I pick at my fingers. I compulsively text my friends. Umm...yeah, probably true. Number nine proclaims "we're emotional" because we care and are "highly conscientious." There are RULES, people! OK, now do your homework. (I think I've become more Type A as I get older because I know for sure I used to break a few rules.) I laughed out loud when I read number 10: "We're constantly ruminating over something." Trying to sleep? Let's replay that stupid thing you said or those problems you haven't yet solved. (Aside: In a few places cardiologists are referenced in this article, particularly relating to stress and nervous habits. Do you think that's something to worry about? Should I ruminate?) OK...moving on to number 11: "We have a competitive side." It's listed as a "glaring flaw," which seemed excessive until I realized it's about being "the best possible version" of ourselves, which is sometimes deemed to be "the best person in the room." Hmm. I suppose that's OK if you keep it to yourself. (Perhaps ruminate on it a little, or a lot, especially at night.) Maybe I do need a vacation...

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The Downtown Heritage Perth Business Improvement Area (BIA) sponsored the Festival of Good Cheer event this past Saturday, Nov. 26. The event featured horse-drawn carriage rides through the downtown core, as seen here, as the carriage made its way down Gore Street East, heading for its final destination, the Crystal Palace.


Relieve some of that holiday stress

f you want something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done. I’m a bit of a Facebook junkie, and this is one of the memes randomly chosen for me with just a click. It seems simple enough. Logical. I want to try it this Christmas. I’m tired of racing around like an Indy driver, getting sucked into overspending thanks to all the Christmas jargon, peer pressure and the like. I’m not going to randomly shop at some big box store for junk that no one wants in the first place. Save your money, my lovely family. I don’t want any gifts. I’m sure you feel the same way. You have said this, countless of times (MOM!) and yet, we all still overspend. What I want can’t be bought. I’m done with trying to prove that with gifts. What do I want? World peace? Of course. Long and happy life? Goes

LAURIE WEIR Weir View without saying. I want to have a good time with my family and friends. Spend time with people I have not seen for ages, and take lots of photographs. But if you really want to get me something, let’s be creative. Just make it. There is nothing any more valuable to me than my little niece, Sophie, drawing me a picture and putting it in a frame; or making a craft that she would think I might like. And I absolutely love getting the kids’ school photos as a Christmas gift. I could hang it on my wall at work, or at home. I don’t need a random gift card to some expensive restaurant. That food will be long gone, but a treasured

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keepsake from my favourite little person would last forever. How much did that cost, compared to the $100 gift card, dear brother and sister-in-law of mine? That goes for you too, Mom. I love your holiday decorated pot with all the boughs you nabbed from my yard. Ha! It looks amazing, and it was done with love, because you put a lot of time into that, including the weekend road tours for just the right birch trees - which I have not seen in the pot yet, by the way. My sweet baby, you don’t have to get me anything, either. You don’t have to rush around your favourite man store and buy me random appliances. Although the Keurig is still one of my most favourite gifts from last year, and it goes great with that new Irish cream they have out at the LCBO. Please save your money.

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Get into the festive celebrations


re you gonna Christmas it up this weekend? It all starts this Friday, Dec. 2 at the Crystal Palace and will include a fireworks show! Also, the bonfire will be blazing, and the sing-a-long will be led by Brent and Shelley McLaren. Volunteers with the The Table's "Good Food Bank" will be there with delicious hot chili to keep you warm! Bring your donations of healthy, non-perishable food items for Hugh Colton's (Town and Country Chrysler) incredible new Build-a-Mountain-of-Food float - you can't miss it! The fireworks show starts at 6:30 p.m. Just an FYI that Drummond Street will close at 5:45 p.m. to vehicles and pedestrians. Also, you can't watch the show from the docks. Immediately after the fireworks, the Crystal Palace will open for everyone to view the Community Christmas Tree display. I'm loving the festive spirit around town, and this night should be no exception! Should Santa Claus Parade remain at night? This was a question asked online last week in a local moms group. The annual Perth and District Santa Claus Parade takes place this Saturday, Dec. 3 in the early evening, which means it happens in the dark. The flip side to the daytime proposal was about potentially better sight-lines and earlier wrap-up times for the kiddos. But, the major-

ity of responders outlined their love of the nighttime lights and the magical atmosphere it brings into the community. I can't help but agree. Kudos goes out to the parade organizers for bringing us CATHY JAMES this amazing event! The parade leaves at 5 p.m. from the Factory at Sunset Blvd and makes its way down Wilson to Foster to Gore and then wraps up at Cockburn Street. Am I in the Christmas Spirit? Yes, yes I am. It probably has to do with the fact that our four-year-old son asked that we decorate our front yard 'prickle tree' so that Santa can see our house better. So, if you drive by our place, you'll witness two strings of lights dressing up the bottom of a 60-foot Evergreen. He's also brought home a self-decorated advent calendar and we've already sent a letter to the North Pole. The kids have truly brought the Christmas spirit back into our lives. But, that's not the case for everyone. If there's someone you know who could use a little boost this time of year, then pop over for a visit; drop off dinner; make a phone call; invite them over to decorate a prickle tree. Do you have a story or event you'd like to share with me? I'd love to hear from you! Please send me a note to

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We can go on a little weekend getaway later on; that would suit me just fine. As for my sweet baby’s family and all the kids; well, he can sort that out. Love to see them for a visit, take some photos, and to me that’s worth more than gifts. We just spent last Sunday having dinner at our place, and checking out the Celebration of Lights in Smiths Falls, then went over to see the CP Holiday Train! What a show that was, and I was able to get lots of photos. It was a great night. We’ll have these types of photos for a long time. You can spend your money on your own families, and not worry about what to get me, please and thank you.

So what am I going to do this year? What do I really want? I’m going to volunteer at a community Christmas dinner. I have never done that before, and if my oldest niece wants to spend time with her crazy and embarrassing aunt, (another cheap, but awesome gift), I would love for her to join me for a few hours on Christmas day. What do you say, Em? Text me. Find your own purpose this holiday season, and don’t let the stress of it all get you down. You control your own stress levels. Do something you’ve never done before so you can have something you have not had before, or for a long time... inner peace, and a less hectic holiday.


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Tay River Lounge at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion is busy for New Year’s BY TERRY O’HEARN

The Tay River Lounge at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion has a new look in time for the festive season. A new sign designed by member and graphic designer Dave Bromley has been installed near the bandstand, and Jim Gogo's doll house and birdhouses are displayed for raffle. The raffle draw is to be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. Cost for tickets is $2 each, three for $5 or seven for $10. Florence Doran reminds all Ladies' Auxiliary members of the General Meeting Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. A Chinese food dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and a Christmas gift exchange will take place after the meeting. Sports Chair Gary Fournier reports that Zone cribbage has been set for Jan. 7, 2017 in Almonte. A sign-up sheet is posted on the Tay River Lounge sports board. Please note your 2017 dues must be paid before signing up for any 2017 event. New Year's will see plenty of activity the Tay River Lounge, with the New Year's Dance taking place on the eve, and the Perth Polar Bear Plunge starting early New Year's Day with the breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tickets for the dance are available in the Lounge at $10 each. Dancing will be from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and light snacks will be available. The plunge happens promptly at 10 a.m. following a safety briefing, and the New Year's Levee will follow at noon. Everyone is welcome to these events. Days of Yore ...

From The Perth Courier dated Sept. 8, 1949: "Funsters and Bingo lovers will be in for another treat this coming Friday and Saturday nights, when the Canadian Legion hold their annual Old Time Dance and Bingo at the Perth Arena. A full program has been lined up, with an old time fiddlers contest, step dancing contest, draw for wool blankets, and as mentioned before, also dancing and lots of bingo games. Proceeds from the two nights of fun will go towards the Legion memorial Hall." The same issue reported that Eric Devlin was playing Jack Smith in the qualifying rounds for the Perth Tennis Club. Did you know? My old friend Jim McGlade in Westport has this tip of a great story by Dave O'Malley on the Vintage Wings of Canada website. The story is entitled "Maltese Falcons - The Canadian Aces Submitted photo at Malta", and here is an excerpt: "In the sumPerth Royal Canadian Legion Branch Manager Laina Trevena and President Eric Devlin mer of 1942, Malta, a small island just 80 km south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, was get in the Christmas spirit in from of the Tay River Lounge fireplace. the most bombed place on earth. The strategic importance of the Allied-controlled Island was magnified after the North African front opened in 1940, providing the Allies with an excellent staging platform from which to attack naval, land, and air targets in the central Mediterranean. Because of this, the island found itself under siege from the Axis powers for nearly two and a half years." Go to for more. Thanks Jim. AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE ConstruCtion Don't forget our websites: and Facebook: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244.

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Dr Murphy, I want to try chiropractic but I worry I won't be able to keep it up long enough to achieve my goals. Can you help? Dream Big Goals! Remember the bumblebee? He weighs 1.7 ounces and has a wing surface area of 2.3 square inches. According to all the laws of aerodynamics, the bumblebee cannot fly. However, the bumblebee does not know this, and defying all theory, he just flies. When all else fails, just fly! I remind you of the bumblebee because you have an amazing ability to heal, if you give yourself some grace and persist. So many of us don’t dream BIG ENOUGH for fear of not achieving. Good health is no different. We all want to dream logically; keeping our dreams “within reason”. After all, aren't we supposed to be humble and practical? Why is it a struggle to see someone else succeed, let alone ourselves? What if we look overconfident and excessively happy? What will your neighbours think if you are doing well and drive home in a new car? What will your colleagues say if you have been offered a huge promotion at work over them? Let me tell you something loud and clear, “Celebrate your accomplishments!” You are designed to be prolific, productive, creative, prosperous, generous, fruitful AND HEALTHY.

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Elsie Farmer celebrates her 100th birthday Sunday after church service BY LAURIE WEIR

Elsie Farmer is celebrating her 100th birthday on Dec. 3. The active Perth-area centenarian said the secret to a long and happy life is “good healthy food, fresh fruit and milk.” Born in 1916, in Saskatoon, Sask., she met her future husband, William (Bill) Farmer of Ontario, when she was just 14 years old. He was a teacher in Toronto but he had his home on Otty Lake. “He was visiting relatives out in Saskatchewan,” she said, as to how the couple met in 1930. The neat part about this story is that Elsie’s mother was from Ontario, but she herself, had never been to this province. “She (her mother) was born in Clay Bank, just about 50 miles up north of here,” Elsie said. “Clay Bank is nothing now. You’d see the name of some very detailed maps,” added Janet Coward, Elsie’s eldest child who was visiting her mom when The Perth Courier stopped by on Nov. 17. “Clay Bank was just inland of Arnprior.” Elsie’s mother had moved out west when she was 14 years old to keep house for family who had already moved there, Janet explained. But when Elsie was 22 she settled in Ottawa during the war and worked for two and a half years with the government. “I was working for the examination branch of the civil service,” she said. In 1942, she and Bill married. She was 25 years old. But a year earlier, Bill had joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. “He was (stationed) in Moncton when we were married,” she said. “We were there one month and they shipped him up to Belleville, then he flew over-

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seas.” During that first year they were married, “Bill brought me down here (to Perth) on the 10th of July to the island on one of his 48-hour leaves and left me on the island for three months. I knew how to swim. I never rowed a boat or lit a lamp. He’d come down and check on me. I could row (a boat) up to the cousins. The oldest brother had the cottage next door and he’d sometimes take me into town for grocery shopping if I wanted something in between.” She said she fed herself with fish she caught from the lake. Janet then showed an old black and white photograph, a little weathered on the corners but in good shape. It was a palm-sized picture of Elsie in a two-piece swim suit holding a big pike. This is a picture that Dad carried with him when he was in the war, Janet said. “That’s why it’s so well-kept.” It “was challenging” for Elsie to live on her own while Bill was overseas. After about a year of duty, Bill started teaching in England. “That was his job in northern England,” Janet said. “He taught bombing as a flight lieutenant. Because he was a math and physics specialist, he was a teacher.” When he did get out of the air force, he took industrial arts training and became a shop teacher, Elsie said. “That’s how he ended up 13 years teaching shop (in various parts of Ontario) until he retired.” The forward-thinking Farmers built a solar-heated home in Mississauga – in 1948. They were also early recyclers, finding ways to keep the wind and cold from seeping into their home by filling the airways of the basement windows with crushed tin cans. “Solar power was just coming in,” she said. They lived in Mississauga until 1974. The Farmers also had two sons:


David of Mississauga, who has two children, and George of Toronto, who has one child. The Farmers moved to the Perth area after Bill’s elder cousins left him some property. She and Bill were married 58 years before his death in 2000. “It helps to have a good one,” she

said of their long and loving marriage. When asked about some of the fun things they used to do as a couple, she became thoughtful. “He couldn’t dance,” she remembered. “I was used to dancing… ballroom dancing. He had absolutely no sense of timing or rhythm.”

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Best decade “Gosh, it’s hard to say,” she said, when asked about most memorable decade. “My dad was a builder,” she said, as she remembered the 1930s when she was a teenager. “He had to take a big drop in pay when the crunch (Depression) came. Then the city decided to build a bridge to help out the unemployed men, so Dad was the superintendent of construction on that.” This bridge she speaks about is none other than the Broadway Bridge. The image of the Bessborough Hotel framed within one of the arches of the Broadway Bridge is considered one of Saskatoon’s iconic images. And there was also a stamp created with this image. That was her father’s second bridge. He was a labourer on the province’s first bridge-building project, back in the early 1900s. “When they were building the Idylwyld bridge, he was the only one they could find who had worked on the other two bridges, so his golden shovel is in my basement,” she said. ​ Elsie said moving to Otty Lake and living “in all these trees” is another secret to her happy life. She loves living in the country where she can watch and photograph the birds and squirrels.

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They enjoyed skiing and some skating, and even tried to skate on the frozen Otty Lake. “We tried to scoop some snow off the ice,” she said. “But it didn’t work very well.” Regrets? “We didn’t travel much,” she said. “We got over to England once with retired teachers.”

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The town's 200th anniversary celebrations are now set in stone. Though we are in the final month celebrating 200 years of Perth's settlement by Europeans, a donation to the town hall has cemented, if you will, permanently, the hopes and memories of this year. "I built a legacy, a legacy that has continued to build over 200 years," said Glenn Tunnock, dressed up as, and acting as, one of Perth's first residents and businessmen, William Morris, during a presentation to Perth town council on Tuesday, Nov. 22. "I came up on that trek," from Brockville, "Morris" said. "What a miserable time!" But the trip proved worthwhile, as he later became the area's first representative to the Upper Canada parliament. "I saw the importance of economic development," he said. "I built the canal." That built legacy, of sand stone, seen in Perth's buildings or along the shores of the canal itself, has been further extended with a sand stone carving that Tunnock and former Perth Courier publisher John Clement have donated to the town. "Let's add to that stone legacy," said "Morris." This past summer saw the creation of a dry stone bridge over the Little Tay at the old swimming hole off of Mill Street, created by participants of the dry stone wall festival that was held here. Halifax-based carver and

Glenn Tunnock, left, stands back in awe after he and former Perth Courier publisher John Clement unveiled the donated stone sculpture at Perth town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 22. sculptor Craig Potter presented a stone carving to the town in honour of its 200th anniversary. Clement quoted from Potter's artist statement and his reasons behind creating the piece. It was while he was participating in the Canadian Stone Carving Festival in Perth this past summer that "I carved the precursor to the piece that I subsequently made for Glenn Tunnock. The elegant simplicity of the bicentenary event logos six pictographs married with my plan of trees framing the panels on each of four faces made a perfect match. After the piece caught the attention of many at the charity auction, Mr. Tunnock contacted me to create a second carving that could be expanded to represent all six of the event logo pictographs and the town's bicentenary," Clement quoted Potter. Potter further explained that time restrictions at the festival meant that

carvers were forced to "focus on conveying their ideas efficiently. This subsequently led to simpler, more raw pieces being produced. Perth Proud is the result of maintaining the atmosphere and feel of the carving festival while refining elements and presentation of the original. It was challenging to decide which flaws to allow to remain," wrote Potter. In conclusion, Potter added that "Perth indeed has much to be proud of." Then it was time for Clement himself to speak, as he stated simply: "We are both very proud to present this to the town." After the council meeting was temporarily adjourned, the stone carving was unveiled downstairs near the front lobby. "It's an emotional moment for the two of us," said Tunnock. Mayor John Fenik said he greatly admired the stone, and remarked that it would continue to be on permanent public display at town hall, but that he hoped to find it a more permanent home, maybe protected by a glass casing. "I would urge all citizens to come and see it," said Fenik, adding that "town hall is becoming quite the place," for art work.

She loves to read and has a large selection of books in her library. Elsie is also happy to support her favourite charities like animal welfare and hospitals. “I also knit mittens for the mitten tree at the Independent,” she said. There has been a mitten tree at Baldre’s Your Indpendent Grocer in Perth for a number of years, and Elsie has contributed more than a dozen each year. “I haven’t started yet this year, though.” Farmer’s Block The Farmer’s Block, 11 to 15 D’Arcy St., Perth is part of Elsie’s heritage. “Bill and his family had lived in the centre part, and at first there were three different homes. Then the father died and Bill’s next oldest brother bought out the two end pieces and decided to make it into six apartments,” Elsie explained. “That didn’t really pay, after all the rent came in and the taxes and so forth were paid, they had $35 left. They left it to their son, and that’s who Janet and Jim bought it

from.” Janet added: “The first part of it was built into a house by James Robertson in 1846 and five years later, he constructed the other part of it, which looks from the outside of it, to be two more houses. But in reality the whole top floor of the second section was a performance space and was called Robertson’s Music Hall. Robertson himself, moved into an apartment on the first floor and he had his place of business in the other section of the first floor…. mortgaging the house and eventually losing it, because he couldn’t pay the mortgage. My father’s uncle and aunt, both Farmers, (brother and sister) purchased the music hall end from Robertson’s widow in 1892 and they converted that into two houses.” It was William’s brother who “consolidated the building back together” and turned it into apartments. When Janet and Jim purchased it in 1998 from a first cousin, and sold it in 2011, “we uncovered the beautifully painted walls that were painted up to look like marble. It was really fancy,” she said. “It’s now the bedroom of the new owners… but it’s covered over.”


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Hold the Christ of Christmas

I went to visit someone some weeks ago and they were not doing so well. As I walked away the thought that went through my head was that they were dying of a broken heart. I felt sad in my heart. Christmas seems to have that underbelly of sadness to all the jolly. We see families out having fun on the toboggan hills, the advertising shows families around the table joining together and having a good time. Reality is not always like that. This season accentuates the loneliness for those who have lossed a loved one, loved ones who do not care or loved ones who are far away. Christmas shopping brings its own


who are struggling financially find it the most disappointing. This may all sound very dismal at a time when we are singing Joy to the Earth. That brings me to the real reason for this season is the birth of a Saviour, Jesus Christ. When that baby was born in Bethlehem 2,000-plus years ago, He came so peculiar oddities as we look to find the that we would all experience the love, special gift to go under the tree, those joy, peace and hope of Christ. So this

Christmas look around you. Find those who are broken hearted. Find those who are feeling the financial pinch. Find those who are lonely and bring them some joy this year. My hope and prayer is that as you enter this Christmas season that you will look beyond the tinsel and presents and see the people that live around you. Extend to them the love, joy, peace and hope of Christmas. If you are one of the folk who is lonely and feeling outcast, take a moment to read the story of the birth of Jesus. Understand that His birth makes available a hope of all of us. He sees all our needs, and He is willing to hold your heart in the centre of His love. Hold the Christ of Christmas at the centre of your season this year.

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Loretta Erion, from the Friends of the Perth Library presents raffle winner Donna Todd with the prize “An Evening on the Town” $100 certificate to Maximilians and Fall Season Pass to Film Night International. The draw took place Sept. 12, 2016. It was annual raffle that the Friends In our Nov. 24 edition of The rather common in local classrooms. Nov. 24) we incorrectly identified of the Library organize to support Children’s Literacy Programs that Perth Courier, in an article entitled The Glen Tay school, in fact, uses the man who set down the challenge the Perth & District Union Public Library run.

Clarrification and correction

“Parents, bureaucrats stand up for local schools at Perth ARC meeting,” because of incorrect information provided by a presenter, it was reported that Glen Tay Public School in Tay Valley Township was “utilizing cutting-edge technology testing in its classrooms, and is one of only four schools in Canada to use new, interactive smart board technology.” In fact, smart boards have become

what were once called “Span Boards,” otherwise known as cloud-based visual collaboration systems, making the school one of only two in Ontario to use the pilot technology (the other two schools that use the boards are in Alberta). Correction In our article “Renovations continue at historic Red House,” (Perth Courier, page 12, Thursday,

to build the replica of Perth’s oldest house. The man’s name was Lyle Conroy. The prize money was offered to the winning entry in the 2016 Perth Fair woodworking class, under the category “200th Perth Anniversary Special” replica of an 1816 historical building of Perth or adjoining townships, size 12” x 16”. Michael Herbert was the only entrant in the class. We apologize for this error.

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Perth’s Alex Vala doesn’t lose control of the puck during second period action against the Brockville Tikis Friday night at home in the Blue Wings 5-0 shutout. Matt Knight-Bedour watches Brockville’s Dylan Stacey’s attempt to get the puck.

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Blue Wings shut out Tikis, 5-0 The Perth Blue Wings are sitting along at the top of the CCHL2 Richardson Division after a 5-0 shutout victory over the Brockville Tikis tonight in Perth. Perth now has sole position of the league lead with 41 points on 20 wins and 3 losses. Arnprior is just two back. Cameron Scott claimed the victory in nets tonight, turning away 23 shots. The Blue Wings doubled that output with 52 shots on nets. Perth got its fire power from Adam Church on the power play in the second, and Mack Miller, Adam Morton, Ryan Shaw and Nathan MacK-

echnie in the third period. Assists came from Gabriel Laurin and Morton with two each, and singles from MacKechnie, Karson McCartney, Alex Vala, Jake McArthur and Eddie Olmstead. Game stars tonight were the hot goaltender for Perth, Scott, as the game’s first; Morton for the second star honours and Brockville’s Kyle Herbison for third star honours. The Tikis were hit with five minor penalties, while Perth had seven. Next up for the Blue Wings, they host the Westport Rideaus next Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ~LW

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Bantam Bonspiel rocks the house On Saturday Nov. 26, Bantam curlers representing Winchester, Navan, Richmond, North Grenville, Perth, Granite, Rideau, and Smiths Falls competed at the Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club. The curlers, aged 12 to 16 years old, played three sixend games for cash prizes. Smiths Falls was represented by Madison Vandusen, Jonathan Drummond, Edyne Devlin and Ronin Lentz. Congratulations to the Perth team of Emma Jeffs, Emma Kealy, Taylor Trollope and Kathleen Adrain on their first place finish. The event convenors, Lois Leblanc and Agnes McVeety, thanked sponsors, Andress Your Independent Grocer, John & Elaine Ireland and Tim Hortons for their support. McVeety stated, "These young curlers love the game and the opportunity to compete at the Smiths Falls Curling Club. They are the future of curling." The Smiths Falls Youth curling program for eightto18-year-olds is on Mondays after school at the curling club on Old Slys Road. For more info go to our website or call 613-283-4700. Submitted by Agnes McVeety

At left, Agnes McVeety of the Smiths Falls Curling Club presents the Bantam team from Perth with the winning trophy from their third annual bonspiel. The girls are Emma Jeffs, Emma Kealy, Taylor Trollope, and Kathleen Adrain. Submitted photo

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RDHS Lady Town council considers hiring planner to run 2017 Kilt Run Lions get to OFSAA quarterfinals Desmond Devoy

of burn-out during the 200th anniversary year. Coun. Jim Boldt felt that the kilt run "has proven itself year after year," and he agreed with Gemmell that he too was "concerned about our staff taking on such a large undertaking and not having the time." Boldt said that, even with a planner, "we will be steering the boat," and will still be looking to local service clubs "to get the thing done. We will be in good hands." "Our staff were incredibly tired," said Mayor John Fenik, talking about the departments who had gone "over and above," during this anniversary year. Council was reminded that

other events, like the Ottawa Race Weekend, have a full-time, paid organizer, and Coun. Ed McPherson wondered if council should go for an RFP this winter, or rely on community services director Shannon Baillon's experience organizing races. He was informed by chief administrative officer John deRosenroll that "we are required to put it out to the public," he said. Brown reiterated the point that while the race would now be under the auspices of the community services department, which would have "oversight over the kilt run," it was not runJennifer Westendorp/Metroland ning it. Participants in the 2016 Perth Kilt Run take the The motion was carried unanfirst steps of their run on June 25. imously.

Perth town council is considering hiring a planner for the 2017 Perth Kilt Run. An amendment put forward by Coun. Judy Brown would see money put aside fro the hiring of a contract employee to oversee the race. Speaking during the Perth town council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22, Brown said that an RFP (request for proposal) could go out this month (December). "I think this is a great idea," Laurie Weir said Deputy Mayor John mell, adding that he was cognizant of not over-burdening town The Rideau District High School staff, who had been feeling a bit Lady Lions were in Timmins last GIF RE week for the provincial senior girls T V CE single A basketball championships. AL IVE The Rideau Lions, ranked number $ 15 UE O five, won their opening game 45-15 !* F over Englehart High School. Leah Rice led the scoring for Rideau with DEC 5 to 23 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM 16 points. They won game two on the second day of the competition by 10 points over Hamilton District High RIDEAU CARLETON ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE School, 52-42. Again, it was Rice who +TAXES +TAXES 4837 ALBION ROAD OTTAWA, ONTARIO led the scoring with 21 points. ( 6 1 3 ) 8 2 2 2 2 1 1 W W W . R C R . N E T The Lions third game was a disappointing quarterfinal loss to E.J. *With the purchase of the 3 Course Festive Lunch. receive a gift of a $15 value, non tranferable Lajeunesse, 44-38, and that eliminatMust be 19 years to enter the dining room. 19 - 25 must have 2 pieces of photo ID ed any further play. E.J. Lajeunesse played in the bronze medal game against LoEllen Park Secondary School, but lost a 4719 decision. The Carleton Place Bears, ranked 10th, dropped their opening game 43-31 to Trinity College with Madison Reid leading the charge with 26 points. On day two, the Bears won 38-33 over Lord Dorchester, but lost 44-25 Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 7:00 PM Council Reeve Richard Kidd to E.S. Jean Vanier - the gold medal th winners, which ended their OFSAA Planning Councillor Faye Campbell Tuesday, December 13 , 2016 7:00 PM run. th , 2016 2:30 PM Finance Deputy-Reeve Sharon Mousseau Tuesday, December 20 E.S. Jean Vanier won the tourth nament with a 51-45 decision over Public Works Councillor Brian Dowdall Tuesday, December 20 , 2016 Immed. Following O'Gorman High School. The consolation round went to CHRISTMAS IN BECKWITH TOWNSHIP YOUTH CROSS COUNTRY SKI SCHOOL Lord Dorchester, with a 46-16 win This Christmas, put the gift of community under the tree! Introduce Your Whole Family to the Sport of Cross Country Skiing! over Nicholson Catholic College. SINGLE A VOLLEYBALL BECKWITH THEN AND NOW ~ Celebrating 200 Years BOOK Beginning Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The Rideau Lions boys volleyball Purchase your copy at the Beckwith Township Municipal Office Goodwood Marsh Nature Trail ~ Beckwith Park ~ team travelled to North Bay last week Open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 1319 9th Line Beckwith for their OFSAA tournament. $45.10 per Book (HST included) In pool play, Rideau had two The Ski Program will run for a total of five weeks points with losses to Louis-Riel and “The Perfect book to share heart felt memories and original ~ the end date will be dependent on the weather Jean Vanier. They won both sets over recipes from one generation to the next.” St. Michael's Choir and a two of three Cost per Registration: $80.00 sets against Brampton Christian. WALKING PROGRAM Registration Deadline: December 16th, 2016 With only two points in their prelimiTuesdays Thursdays nary rounds, the boys went on to play Registration forms can be found Online at 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 4:00 -5:00 p.m. Atikokan in the consolation round under “Recreation”, or 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. where they lost two of three sets. at the Beckwith Township Office ~ 1702 9th Line Beckwith St. Mary won the gold medal over Indoor Artificial Turf Field • Beckwith Recreation Complex Jean Vanier, 3-2 while Louis-Reil won For more information, please contact the Beckwith Township 1319 9th Line Beckwith the bronze with a 3-0 decision over Recreation Department at 613-257-1539 or Everyone Welcome! Durham Christian. ~ Music~

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At right, as a child portraying St. Joseph, left, and an angel of the lord, centre, look on, a child portraying the Virgin Mary rips off her mitten with her teeth in the moments before the start of the parade, as the children get a wee bit restless on the Olivet Baptist Church float. Desmond Devoy/ Metroland

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This young lad hardly needs any help from his friend from Rideau Lakes Fire and Rescue as he steers his old fashioned tractor down Bedford Street, as part of the entry from Taggartview Farms.

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• Spread dough with a rolling pin Kid-friendly tasks Depending on their age, your chil- • Shape dough into balls (or use a dren can help you cook in a variety cookie cutter) of ways. Among other things they • Mix the ingredients can: Finally, once your recipe is complete, your children will be able to • Wash fruits and vegetables and help you straigh­ten up the kitchen. mash them with a fork • Squeeze fruits to extract the juice Remind them not to touch any • Cut soft foods with rounded scis- dishes or food before they’ve had a chance to cool off. Voilà — all sors • Measure and pour dry ingredients that’s left is the taste test! • Break eggs • Grease baking sheets and muffin pans

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O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth; Long lay the world in sin and error pining, ’Til he appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn; Fall on your knees; Oh, hear the angel voices! O night divine, O night when Christ was born! O night, O holy night, O night divine!


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the firstnoel The first Noel the angel did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; In fields where they lay keeping their sheep On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?

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Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel. They looked up and saw a star Shining in the east, beyond them far, And to the earth it gave great light, And so it continued both day and night.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had a very shiny nose And if you ever saw it you would even say it glows. All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names, They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.




And by the light of the same star, Three wisemen came from country far; To seek for a king was their intent, And to follow the star wherever it went.

Then one foggy Christmas eve Santa came to say: “Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you drive my sleigh tonight?” Then now the reindeer loved him as they shouted out with glee “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer you’ll go down in history.”

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(Chorus) This star drew nigh to the north-west, O’er Bethlehem it took its rest, And there it did both stop and stay, Right over the place where Jesus lay. (Chorus) Then entered in those wise men three, Full reverently upon bended knee, And offered there, in His presence, Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense.

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O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem Come and behold Him born, the King of Angels; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation, Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above “Glory to God In the highest”; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

the 12Days of Christmas On the ___ day of Christmas my true-love gave to me… (and) A partridge in a pear tree! Two turtle doves, Three French hens, Four calling birds, Five golden rings, Six geese a-laying, Seven swans a-swimming, Eight maids a-milking, Nine ladies dancing, Ten lords a-leaping, Eleven pipers piping, Twelve drummers drumming,

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Sleigh bells ring, are you list’nin? In the lane, snow is glist’nin. A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight Walkin’ in a winter wonderland! Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is a new bird He sings a love song as we go along, Walkin’ in a winter wonderland.

Come, they told me, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, A new born King to see, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, Our finest gifts we bring, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, To lay before the King, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, So to honor Him, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, When we come.

In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he is Parson Brown. He’ll say “are you married?” we’ll say “no man!” But you can do the job when you’re in town. Later on – we’ll conspire as we dream by the fire, to face unafraid the plans that we made Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland!

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Rockin around the Christmas tree At the Christmas party hop Mistletoe hung where you can see Every couple tries to stop Rocking around the Christmas tree, Let the Christmas spirit ring Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie And we’ll do some caroling. You will get a sentimental Feeling when you hear Voices singing let’s be jolly, Deck the halls with boughs of holly Rocking around the Christmas tree, Have a happy holiday Everyone dancing merrily In the new old-fashioned way.

Little Baby, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, I am a poor boy, too, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, I have no gift to bring Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, That’s fit to give our King, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, Shall I play for You, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, On my drum? Mary nodded, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, The ox and lamb kept time, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, I played my drum for Him, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, I played my best for Him, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, Then He smiled at me, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, Me and my drum.

JiNGleBellroCK Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun Now the jingle hop has begun

What a bright time, it's the right time To rock the night away Jingle bell time is a swell time To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square, in the frosty air.

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet Jingle around the clock Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet That's the jingle bell,That's the jingle bell, That's the jingle bell rock.

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Gifts to enjoy down to the last drop Do your friends love to toast on special occasions? Do they love sharing drinks with friends on a Friday night, or chasing away the winter blues with a mug of something warm? Here are a few drinkable gift ideas they’re sure to love.

Herbal teas



Vanilla, caramel, peppermint, oolong, pu’erh, matcha, ginger — there’s a lot more than Earl Grey on today’s tea scene.

Hot chocolate

Whether store-bought or homemade (you’ll find tons of recipe ideas online), nothing beats a soothing mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter day.


Latté mixes, flavoured coffees, im­ported coffees, s ustainable brands; there’s a wide range of specialty coffees available on the market today. Give so­meone a bag of their favourite blend, or help them discover something new!

Great for relaxation, digestion or simply warming up, herbal teas are renowned for their many virtues. Sweet, tart or spicy — what flavours do your friends and family most enjoy? For the hops lover in your life, an assortment of locally brewed beers should do the trick.


Sparkling or flat, iced or warm, cider has the ability to make all taste buds happy — as an aperitif or for dessert, or even along with the main course!

Wine and spirits

Whether your friends prefer wine or brandy, you can’t go wrong by giving your hosts a nice bottle to share on a special occasion. Are you looking for something unique? Why not wrap up some artisanal soft drinks, or even a few bottles of luxury sparkling water?

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Liven up your holiday party with some friendly competition When it comes to entertaining the guests at your holiday party, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics — Pictionary, charades and the like are fun and easy to play. However, if you want to try something new this year, here are some ideas to mix things up.


Musical bingo Make bingo cards, but replace the word “bingo” with “piano” and write down the titles of Christmas carols instead of numbers. When a song that’s on your card gets drawn, you have to sing it (stick to one verse and one chorus, if you prefer) to be able to place a chip on that square in hopes of getting a “piano.” Is the song on more than one card? May the best performance win!

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Guess my resolution Have everyone anonymously write down one of their New Year’s resolutions, and then try to match each one with its author. Whoever has the most correct guesses is the winner. You can also play this game with famous quotes or expressions, as chosen by your guests. Logos Print out a variety of corporate logos — making sure to mask any visible company names — and ask players to match each one with the business it represents. You can also play this game with slogans instead of logos.


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Fun for everyone Organize a three-legged race in the snow. Have a contest to build the world’s most beautiful snowman (with toilet paper) or tallest Christmas tree (with humans). Fill an oversized Christmas sto­cking with different items and take turns trying to guess the contents. Fun times guaranteed!

Ten gift ideas to impress the gamer in your life Ah, video games. Is the world of consoles and controllers uncharted territory for you? If you have a gamer on your holiday shopping list, have a look at the following gift ideas for inspiration. First things first: find out what gaming platform he or she uses and make sure that the gift you choose is compatible.

4. A new console (budget permitting) 5. For a PC gamer, a gaming keyboard or mouse 6. A steering wheel for racing games 7. Extra controllers to let more friends in on the fun 8. A charging station for wireless controllers

9. Books about the video game industry 1. A gift card for a video game store, a (the history of video games or a cult prepaid game card or a subscription to game encyclopedia, for instance) an online gaming service (these unlock on­line multiplayer gaming and access to 10. Clothing (t-shirts, slippers, scarves) exclusive content like additional features) or other merchandise (figurines, plush toys, key chains, flash drives, beer 2. A new game (find out what they like steins, coffee mugs) related to their and ask an employee at your local favourite ga­mes or characters game store for suggestions based on that) 3. A high-quality wireless headset with microphone

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Gift ideas for the traveller Are you looking for the perfect gift for a wanderer at heart? Considering the wide range of useful, fun and essential gifts the world has to offer, the choice is largely yours. Here are a few ideas to please those who dream of exploring different lands, near and far. Books, practical or inspirational Some travel guides cover everything there is to know about a specific place; others focus on bike paths, restaurants or public art. Both are sure to inspire the restless traveller in your life. If you know where your favourite nomad hopes to travel to in the future, a book about their dream destination is always a sure bet. Otherwise, travel narratives, survival guides and international recipe books are good picks, as are pocket phrasebooks and bilingual dictionaries.

Accessories, useful or decorative From emergency chargers to various cam­ ping and photography accessories to travel knives, fanny packs, travel journals and waterproof luggage covers, there are scores of items that the world traveller in your life might enjoy. For instance, think universal adapters, luggage scales, headlamps and por­table water filters. Or, why not offer a watch that shows what time it is in every time zone, a snazzy passport case or a world map that your traveller can use to show off all of the countries they’ve visited so far? Luggage, a gift card for an outdoor supply store, a pass that gives the user a discount on a particular city’s main attractions, forest survival classes, a bottle of wine from a favourite country — there are as many travel-related gift options as there are destinations on a map.

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Breakfast with Santa.................................8:30am - 10:30am Cookie Walk & Weigh..................................9:00am - 1:30pm Children’s Activities ....................................9:00am - 3:00pm Face Painting................................................... Noon - 2:00pm Dr. FourFace Extravaganza!...................... 2:00pm - 4:00pm Silent Auction ..............................................9:00am - 9:00pm Horse Drawn Wagon Rides.......9:00-10:30am & 1:00-8:30pm Fire Barrels & Snacks...................................... Noon - 8:30pm

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Hot Apple Cider.......................................... 4:30pm - 8:30pm Diego the Magician ................................... 1:00pm - 3:00pm Chili Tent ...........................11:30am-2:00pm & 4:00-6:00pm Pictures with Santa .................................... 1:00pm - 4:30pm Santa Claus Parade ................................... Starts at 11:00am Christmas with Elvis................................... 1:00pm - 4:30pm Children’s Decorated Trees..............................All December Petting Zoo................................................... 1:00pm -4:00pm


December 3, 2016 8:30am - 8:30pm

14 Info Tent ........................................................... Noon - 5:00pm 15 Design your own Christmas Ball .Check Website for times Glass Blowing Demonstrations 16 Broomball Match......................................... Starts at 2:15pm 17 Tree Lighting Ceremony ............................ Starts at 5:00pm 18 Juice Jam...................................................... 1:00pm - 2:00pm 19 Vendor Market (United Church).................. Noon - 5:00pm 20 Adult & Youth Choir (United Church) ..... 2:00pm - 3:15pm

• Bring the family out to cheer on the Santa Claus Parade as it travels • Check out the Community Centre for activities starting at 9am down St. Lawrence Street and cheer up a child in need by donating with the Cookie Walk & Weigh and children’s activities. Clowns will an unwrapped toy, hosted by the Merrickville Volunteer Firefighters paint faces at 1pm and the Dr. Four Face Extravaganza starts at 2pm • Warm up over an open fire. Enjoy some hot chocolate, roast hot • Bid on a host of silent auction items at the Knock-Knock Shoppe. dogs and marshmallows, savor an assortment of awesome Can Christmas shopping get any easier? chili’s and sip on steamy apple cider • Drop off non-perishable food items for the Merrickville • Shop at participating merchants and fill in a ballot for a chance Lions Hamper Fund or at the Build a Mountain of Food van, to win great shopping sprees. in front of Food Town

• Cheer on the Broomball players at the rink • Marvel at Merrickville’s beautifully decorated shops and homes, while enjoying a horse-drawn wagon ride through the village • Stroll down St. Lawrence Street and take in great entertainment Renaissance Carolers, Street Juggler and Magician, and Glass Blowing Demonstrations! • Wear your favourite Christmas hat or attire to earn a “Spirit Award” button!


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The Perth Courier, December 1, 2016

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