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There are no systemic problems in the Ottawa Police Service, just a few “bad apples,â€? according to its board chair. Eli El-Chantiry expects the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) examination of the Stacy Bonds video, showing the young woman kneed and roughed up by seven officers before her blouse and bra are cut, will arrive at the same conclusion. He said there are too many checks in place, including numerous video cameras, to allow for a systemic problem to fester. But until that time, he admits, fingers will be pointed at those involved from top to bottom. “I don’t believe it’s a systemic problem,â€? said the West CarletonMarch councillor. “People want to see blood.â€? The issues over the last few weeks battering the force include: • Cabbies questioning police tactics after a fight between a driver and officer is caught on tape. The fight was deemed mutual, though the off-duty officer pursued the cabbie by car; • Sex workers say abuse from police is standard practice; • Accusations of racial profiling in the Bonds case and others; See POLICE page 3

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WHAT’S RED, WHITE AND SINGS ALL OVER? West Carleton Legion branch 616 hosted a Christmas event Saturday for visitors from the Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre and members of the Korean Veterans Association. A big hit with the crowds was the entertainment, including a barbershop quartet including, from left, EIO George, Al Cockerell, George Dolan and Paul Graveline. For more on the event, see page 4.

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The provincial government will let Waste Management take further steps to expand the Carp Road landfill. After the current landfill reaches capacity next year, the plan is to create a new environmentally friendly gas-to-energy facility called the West Carleton Environmental Centre. The new facility would have a lower sightline - more of a plateau than a mountain - than the existing one. The company guarantees homeowners in the area, primarily in Stittsville, will not

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Continued from front • An officer was found guilty of nine charges, including endangering the life of an informant, though he was suspended with pay for two years; • A claim of a handcuffed 15-yearold boy being punched in the face by police; • A lawsuit claims police brutality in the case of a woman who said they broke her arm in 2008; • Another woman is suing over what she says was a sexual assault incident in 2007; • An officer was temporarily demoted for Tasing and kicking a female prisoner. El-Chantiry said when he found out about the Bonds video, he immediately asked Chief Vern White to provide him with all relevant information. But then the SIU stepped in, forcing both men into silence. Still, El-Chantiry stands behind the chief and has confidence that SIU will conduct an objective and legitimate in-

vestigation. “The minute he is not doing his job,” ElChantiry said, “I will call for his job.” He turned the tables on high-profile lawyer Lawrence Greenspon, who says police misconduct is a systemic problem in the Ottawa Police Service. He noted criminal lawyers who saw the video two years ago didn’t direct complaints to the police. “I think the prosecutors and defence lawyers should be investigated for their actions,” El-Chantiry said. “I’m hoping the SIU will investigate.” He dismisses the contention members of the force covered up the incident, although offered no explanation for why they didn’t speak up. Blame was also cast in El-Chantiry’s direction this week in a Nov. 30 Ottawa Citizen editorial calling for “stronger leadership” on the police services board. He denies being in too tight with the rank and file, and pointed out that he called early on for the most stringent measures in the Bonds case. “I believe I’ve been doing a great job for the past seven years,” he said.

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As a new city council prepares to meet for the first time, the West Carleton Review checked in with Coun. Eli El-Chantiry and some local community associations about the coming four years. El-Chantiry said the new council has an advantage over the group elected in 2006. “The new mayor is not hamstrung with a pledge of zero tax increase,” he said, adding former mayor Larry O’Brien then had to try and accomplish that goal while working with a council that had remained mostly unchanged. “This time there was a fundamental change,” El-Chantiry added, alluding to the many new faces on the 2010-2014 council. Many lean to the right, favouring lower spending. On taxes, he said all the councillors appear to agree that increases at the cost of living are acceptable. “Two-point-five per cent

or the cost of living is the goal we should be focusing on,” he said. El-Chantiry said there are enough mandatory costs – for things like emergency services and roads – that council has to strike a balance. “And that’s the hardest thing to achieve,” he said. He said West Carleton’s priority for the coming

One (issue) that stands out for us is the roads ... Everywhere you go, that’s what people talk about. • Eli El-Chantiry

In the category of damned-if-you do, he said there’s a downside to smooth roads. “We have roads that need to be paved, fixed or repaired and when we do, we hear about speeding.” In addition to roads, ElChantiry referred to the same three Ts that formed part of Jim Watson’s successful campaign for mayor: taxes, trash and transit. The trash element is an issue for people living near the Carp landfill, where owner Waste Management has applied for expansion. “In West Carleton, transit is about roads, but we still have to build transit (in the city) because people are always moving around. Most people in West Carleton are travelling east every morning.”

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For Lansdowne, good football is good business Underlying the debate over the future of Lansdowne Park is the premise that the Ottawa Rough Riders will return to the Canadian Football League in a new Lansdowne Park home. And underlying that, in turn, is the premise that Ottawa and Valley fans will turn out in big numbers to support their team. Although, the last couple of versions of Ottawa football teams would not support that premise, we can at least hope so, particularly in light of the boost in CFL interest that always accompanies the Grey Cup game. And of course, the Rough Riders — let’s forget the Renegades, shall we? — had great success, both on the field and at the box office, in their best days. But we need to note that the best days were a long time ago and both the CFL and Ottawa have changed. Both may have become too big. In its best days, the CFL won the hearts and minds of Canadians, not to mention their dollars, not by being a big deal but by being a small one. The fans didn’t come out to see millionaire stars from the U.S. but to see people who were a part of their community, people who grew up there and people who came from elsewhere but stayed there

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town to live. So it was with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. It was professional sports on a human scale, played by people we knew who didn’t drive around in cars a whole lot bigger than ours. The recent death of Jay Roberts, a Rough Riders star of the 1960s, brings that thought home. He was a guy who was born in Iowa, grew up in Tennessee, went to college in Kansas, came to Ottawa to play football, stayed and become a beloved part of the city. He was one of many Rough Riders from that era who have enriched the community and continue to do so. American or Canadian, the players of the CFL, lived in their communities yearEstablished in 1980

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round. Because salaries were not high, many of them had jobs there in the off season. Most famously, Russ Jackson taught school in Ottawa, but many others worked in local businesses, sold investments, sold insurance. You could find Jay Roberts, playing pickup basketball around town. You could find Rough Riders in the gyms, the restaurants and sometimes in the tavern too, not surrounded by an entourage, but by ordinary folk. It was easy to root for players like that. They were sort of like us — bigger, more athletic, but not a whole lot richer. They didn’t travel around in limousines. They didn’t fly off to Florida as soon as the season was over. It felt like they were part of the community and they were. When the CFL changed, it was because over-ambitious owners in the ’70s began paying huge salaries to Americans with big reputations. At the same time, players began to be moved around the league like so many chess pieces. It was then that the CFL ceased to be about community in many cities. The Grey Cup excitement shows that there is still interest in the game across the

country, potentially. But it is hard to escape the feeling that the CFL, to work again in places like Ottawa, needs to find a way to bring back that community identity. The business equivalent of the bloated American superstar is the mammoth multinational big box store. And, continuing our stretch, we all know what the business equivalent of the old ’Riders is, don’t we? Right: the locally owned store. To sum up: What’s bad for the CFL is bad for Lansdowne Park, not to mention bad for Ottawa. Simple, isn’t it, when you let sound football thinking guide your city planning.

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Continued from front In West Carleton’s northeast corner, Rapoch said the question of public or private ownership of Constance Bay’s beach must be addressed. “Within the Bay itself, there’s the ongoing beach issue, which hopefully we’ll resolve before spring.” To the west, Fitzroy Harbour Community Association president Karen Taylor has a short wish list for the coming four years. She said the association’s board wants to continue its relationship with the city and El-Chantiry, and that should allow the board to continue to provide similar level of service to residents in the

future. Taylor added that the association also wants to continue the status quo, which has seen the board manage the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre and grounds. A positive spinoff from that management has been the ability to provide part-time and summer jobs for local students. VOLUNTEERS WANTED Huntley Community Association’s (HCA) newly elected president, Annie Craig, said major projects such as the carnival in February and the Dec. 11, 1 p.m. Santa parade starting at the Diefenbunker will continue into the future.

However, the Carp area CA will need more volunteers if the much-enjoyed Octoberfest is to return. And the hope is to invest in the baseball diamond near the Mess Hall on Craig Side Road. “We’re trying to bring it back, but it takes a lot of work,” Craig said. She added that the CA continues to wait on learning the fate of the Honeywell property next to the Carp Farmers’ Market. If developers take it over to produce residential units, it will likely kill CA plans for greenspace. The HCA welcomes all Carp residents to its first meeting with the new executive. Call Craig at (613) 558-8286 for more.

Jogger reports ‘creepy’ driver OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE West Carleton weekly activity report for Nov. 19 to 25. On Nov. 15 at around 3 p.m., a jogger reported that a known male had driven slowly past her several times as she jogged along Donald B Munro and Carp Road; all the while staring intently at her. Police spoke to the male about his unusual behavior and reported that he would avoid such activities in the future. Please continue reporting all suspicious and usual activity, in progress, to police by calling the nonemergency number 613-230-6211. Or, if the activity has already occurred, report the incident to police by calling 613-236-1222, ext.7300. Not only are you the eyes and ears in the community but you are also the voice. Without your calls suspicious and unusual activity can go unchallenged and unaddressed. WELCOME ABOARD Welcome Sgt. Barb O’Reilly to West Carleton-March and thank-you for graciously accepting the challenge of peering through the West Carleton safety and security looking glass, or window, and writing a few stories. To give you a little background, O’Reilly is the community police center sergeant for west Ottawa. She is responsible for all of the west rural and urban centres such as West Carleton and Bayshore. WOULD YOU LEAVE YOUR FUR COAT ON YOUR FRONT LAWN? Bad enough that you find your unlocked vehicle ransacked and items stolen, but worse, you find your unlocked car stolen! Recently, these annoying opportunists have graduated from taking your GPS, which you kindly left for them in your unlocked vehicle, to taking your car, for which you kindly left your car keys inside. Remember, most property crimes are crimes of opportunity. Take the opportunity away from these annoying opportunists. Hang your fur coat in your closet,

lock your car, and put your car keys away in your house. NATURE CALL? Ottawa police service has received numerous complaints from joggers in and around Carp that they were followed or watched by a male motorist. One complainant said that the male even urinated on the side of the highway in her path. Not sure if it was really a nature call or malicious behaviour. Or maybe the male has a problem with joggers and was making a statement? In any event, if you want to continue to exercise your right to jog on the side of the highway remember to: • run facing traffic, • wear reflective clothing at night, • carry a cell phone, some identification and some money or a credit card, in case you need to take a taxi home. Finally, if you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should call police, “is it a nature call or just creepy behaviour?” Chances are you should make the call. Suspicious Nov. 19 Linda Loop, Marathon Village: Suspicious vehicles continue to drive into the park on Linda Loop during the early evening hours. At around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, a complainant overheard unidentified males chatting away in the field but was unable to make out what they were saying. Police were unable to locate the two vehicles but several tire tracks were observed in the wet grass. Traffic Complaint Nov. 20 Bayview Drive, Constance Bay: Patrol officers attended a residence in Constance Bay regarding a child sitting in a female passenger’s lap as their vehicle exited off of Highway 417 at March Road. With the licence plate number in hand, police were able to locate the owner of the vehicle and give the driver an education session and a verbal warning about seatbelt regulations.

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DECEMBER 4 • Breakfast at the Constance Bay Community Centre, 9-11:30 a.m., $5 per person, includes visits with Santa, pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee and tea. • West Carleton Legion Ladies Auxiliary annual bazaar and bake sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Legion. • St. Andrew’s United Church Christmas Bake Sale 10 a.m. to noon at St Andrew’s Fitzroy. Christmas baked goods available for your seasonal entertaining along with decorations, crafts and jams and jellies. Preorder tourtieres and pick up your order at the sale or sooner. To order, call Mary Lynn at 613-623-6122 or Janet at 613-623-5596. • A children’s Christmas party takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. For more see fitzroyharbour. com

• Youth Connexion will be screen Elf, starring Will Farrell, along with making gingerbread houses between 6:30 and 8 p.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. Ages 10 to 15. Cost: $5. Information from Sarah at 613-5802424, ext. 43307 or email youthconnexion@ ottawa.ca

DECEMBER 8 • Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Old Town Hall, March Road at Klondike: March Rural Community Association hosts a discussion with community police officer and neighbourhood watch coordinator, followed by an informal gathering with Christmas goodies. All are welcome.

DECEMBER 10 • This is the last day to buy $30 advance tickets for the New Year’s Eve Masked Ball in Constance Bay. It’ll cost $40 tomorrow! The evening includes a gourmet dinner, midnight champagne, dancing, and a free ride home if needed. Contact Anita Kamps (613-832-3559) or Penny Johnson (613-832-4490) to buy tickets and reserve tables of eight if you want. Proceeds will go to “Vets, pets, and kids” (The Legion, The Human Society, and local youth programs).

DECEMBER 11 • The Carp branch of the Ottawa Public Library presents a Holiday Puppet Show at 1:30 p.m. for three- to seven-year-olds based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. Register online for this free program at www. BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca • Constance Bay Buckham’s Bay Community Association’s annual Santa Parade 2:30 p.m. Organizers are always looking for more floats – registration is free, contact Joelle at 613-832-4384. The Ottawa Fire Department will be accepting food on behalf of the West Carleton Food Bank during the parade. Munchies with Santa back at the Community Centre following the parade – nominal cost for hot dogs, hot chocolate, refreshments and popcorn. 2011 CBBCA memberships will be available and outdoor hockey registration will take place.

DECEMBER 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 • Volunteer firefighters from Station 84 (Corkery) Christmas trees sales at the West Carleton Works Garage, 2941 March Rd. Trees will be available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all three weekends preceding Christmas (also 18-19). Proceeds of the tree sales will be shared with the Corkery Community Association. The funds will support community events and help provide equipment for the firefighters.

DECEMBER 5 • Harps for the Holidays, featuring the Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble under the direction of Mary Muckle with guest flutist Kristen Carlson. 2 p.m, St. Andrew’s United Church, Pakenham, concert followed by afternoon tea. Adults $15, children 12 & under $7. Call 613-624-5540 for more. • St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in Arnprior presents Handel’s Messaih, performed by the Ottawa Valley Music Festival Chorus and guests, and the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, with guest conductor Mervin Fick at 2 p.m. in the church. Advance tickets are recommended and are available at the Gallery Gift Shop in Arnprior or Aikenhead’s Drug Store in Renfrew. Tickets will also be sold at the door subject to availability. Tickets are $20. The event is a project of St. John’s Raise the Roof Committee.

DECEMBER 7

• Corkery’s first annual cookie exchange. Trying to figure out when to find the time to do all that Christmas baking? The idea is simple – bring seven dozen of any kind of cookie to the Corkery Community Centre on Saturday, between 10 a.m. until noon. Please ensure that the cookies are securely packaged by the dozen. You will receive a variety of six dozen cookies in return. • The second annual Carp Santa Claus parade starts at 1 p.m. It’s a reversal this year, starting at the Diefenbunker entrance, to Carp Road, left on Juanita Avenue, right on Langstaff Road, right onto Donald B. Munro Drive, down to Carp Road, up the Carp Road to finish back at the Diefenbunker. To register a float, log onto hca-carp.ca • Legion Branch 616 is hosting a turkey shoot: blind draw, mixed darts (teams of two), registration 11 a.m. Play starts at 11:45 a.m. Call the branch for more information (613) 832-2082. Everyone welcome.

DECEMBER 11-12 • Pet Pics with Santa, a fundraising event for the Arnprior Humane Society at the Arnprior Mall Pet Valu 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Just $10 a picture. All proceeds to your local animal shelter. Have a picture taken of your furry friend with Santa and you’ll be helping homeless dogs and cats. (please arrive through Pet Valu outside entrance). For more info call 613-6230916 www.arnpriorhumanesociety.ca. • West Carleton Christian Assembly presents Bethlehem Live both Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at 3794 Diamondview Rd. in Kinburn. The free 30-minute presentation will feature live animals, wiseman, shepherds, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Hot chocolate and cookies to follow. Invite your family, friends and neighbours to this exciting outdoor depiction of the Christmas story. Please bring a non-perishable item to support the local food bank.

DECEMBER 12 • On Sunday, Legion branch 616 in Constance Bay is hosting its annual children’s Christmas party from noon to 3 p.m. Lunch, crafts, treats and Santa! All children and parents welcome. (Parents bring a gift worth $10 for under the tree.)

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Students meet to discuss making schools safe and welcome EDDIE RWEMA eddie.rwema@metroland.com

More than 350 high school and intermediate students gathered at the Ottawa Civic Centre on Nov. 19 for the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s 18th annual Student Peace Conference. The goal of the conference was to challenge students to realize it’s within their power to make their schools into communities where all students feel welcome and safe.

“We are trying to have students become more proactive in working towards making their schools all inclusive, secure and welcome,� said St. Paul High School principal Bill Barrett. This year’s conference focused on the board’s theme, “Though many, we are one body,� which challenged students to be accepting and recognize that even though everyone is different, we all have much in common. Students explored the idea of using art, including music, drama, dance, spoken

“They discussed how art can be a way of challenging us and communicating to other people about the need to work to make the world a better place and more inclusive� added Barrett. Gordon Butler, chairman of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, said the annual Peace Conference is a centrepiece of the board’s program. “A vital part of our social justice curriculum is helping students learn the importance of taking responsibility for their actions,� he said.

word poetry and visual arts, as a powerful tool of activism. The conference featured small group discussions led by a team of student leaders from Notre Dame High School and musical numbers that celebrated the themes of justice and working for change performed by the Holy Trinity Rhythm and Blues Band. Their songs focused on the ways music and other artistic forms speak to people and challenge them to work for a better world.

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Sports Fitzroy Harbour wrestler Liam Mayhew, bottom, won silver in Montreal on Nov. 27.

Wrestlers take medals in Montreal for third place and won the match easily. Darren Mayhew, also in the bantam/cadet category, won three matches to capture the gold medal. His first two matches were won in the first round fairly quickly against some experienced wrestlers, but his third match for gold was a tougher one. In the first round, Darren outpointed his opponent from Brampton, but in the second round both boys were scoring points and it came down to Darren pinning Diego near the end of the round. Liam Mayhew was the Arnprior club’s last competitor of the day in the Benjamin/peewee division. In this weight class, the top three competitors have been wrestling each other for the last couple of years and there has always a different result.

In his first match against a wrestler from Montreal, Liam won with a pin while in his second against an experienced wrestler from Mississauga he won on points. This put Liam into the gold metal match against the boy from Brampton who had won Canada East 2010. Liam put up a good fight but in the end lost by a pin and received the silver medal. Coach Kevin Mayhew felt this was a great start to the season for the boys. Arnprior Wrestling club senior members and Arnprior District High School wrestlers will next be competing in Renfrew this Saturday, Dec. 4 and in Kingston Dec. 11. For more information regarding the club, call Kevin Mayhew at 613-6230673.

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Carp’s Calvin de Haan is one of three veteran players from last year’s silver medal national junior team invited to training camp. The Oshawa Generals defenceman played in four games at the international tournament, registering one assist. He joins 38 others for the Dec. 12 to 15 camp, to be held at the Mastercard Centre in Toronto. Thirty-four of the 39 players invited to the camp are from the Canadian Hockey League including 10 from the Ontario Hockey League.

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CSA International, a leader in testing and certification, has created the following checklist to help Canadians avoid common seasonal dangers and keep the holidays glowing bright. • Out with the old: Carefully inspect holiday light strings each year and discard any with frayed cords, cracked lamp holders or loose connections. • Size ‘em up: Unplug light strings before replacing bulbs and check to ensure replacement bulbs match the voltage and wattage of the original.

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to a wall or cubicle. When hanging lights outdoors, keep electrical connectors above ground, out of puddles and snow and away from

• Watch the flicker of candles: Do not use open flames or candles on or near flammable materials such as wreaths, trees or paper decorations. • Designate those decorations: When decorating the tree, place breakable ornaments on the higher limbs to protect children and pets. Remember to always use flame-resistant decorations.

• Don’t be tacky: Never hang decorations from fire sprinklers, or allow them to obstruct exit corridors or exit signs, fire extinguishers and hose cabinets. Never tack or staple lighting strings or extension cords

• Don’t get juiced: Before working with outdoor wiring, turn off the electricity to the supply outlet and unplug the connection. • Fresh or fake, be safe: If you buy a real tree, make sure it’s fresh. Fresh trees will be less likely to dry out and become a fire hazard. Artificial trees with electrical lights should have a certification mark on them and should be made of fire-resistant material. metal eavestroughs. Use insulated fasteners rather than metal nails or tacks to hold light strings in place.

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Authors signing books in Arnprior He has written a biography of the legendary ValTwo area authors will hold preChristmas book-signings at the ley girl who became the outspoken mayor of OtArnprior Book Shop this Satur- tawa. day, Dec. 4. Ottawa teacher Joy Forbes will be signing Tales of the Oneroom Schoolhouse from 10 a.m. to Large Selection of Coniferous & Deciduous Trees: noon. Hedge Cedars $1.50/ft The book shares stories of Large Tree Service (up to 30’ height) teachers who have taught in oneYou Pick - We Plant or Relocate room schoolhouses in McNab, Why wait 15- 20 years for your trees to grow? Pakenham and many other com• Grass seeding & Sod Laying munities in the region. From 1 to 2 p.m., Dave Mullingwww.fallowfieldfarm.com ton, author of Charlotte Whitton, Contact Us Today For Competitive Pricing the Last Suffragette, will talk 10 minutes from Kanata on 6100 Fallowfield Rd. about and sign his book.

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West Carleton School of Performing Arts students take on the challenge of collecting for the food cupboard. The collecting continues through Dec. 4, when the kids will be loading up the school’s float with all the food and asking the community to try to match their mountain of donations along the route of the Constance Bay parade.

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Recently Fran Lytle from Kinburn and other column readers have reported Bohemian Waxwings in our area. In all cases the birds were feasting on fruit. Last Sunday I came across about 100 of these lovely birds on Highway 15 just east of Pakenham. They too were eating and this time the meals were frost-turned-yellow apples on a Crab Apple. Two things impressed me about these approachable, robin-sized birds. The first was their remarkable beauty. “Sleek” is the best way to summarize their plumage, which overall is soft gray. Their crested head sports a black chin and mask, the latter framed by warm brown feathers. However, the real beauty lies in their wings and tail. The tail is dipped in bright yellow (as is that of their smaller, yellowbreasted cousin, the Cedar Waxwing, which nests locally and sometimes remains for the winter), and a streak of that same colour adorns the outer wing feathers, the primaries. When fanned, that mark can be seen as a series of yellow bars, one per feather, with the outermost two marks being white. Each of the innermost wing feathers, the secondaries, sports a white mark of similar dimensions. When the wing is closed, these marks coalesce to form a beautiful jagged line of white and yellow. But the colour does not stop there. Bright red and name giv-

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Can you give this handsome kitty a home for Christmas? Jimmy, a one-and-a-half-year-old male, has been at the shelter since January, when he was brought in to find a new home because his owners were moving. Jimmy is shy when meeting new people, but once he is comfortable he is very affectionate and loving. He loves other cats and would be best suited in a home with at least one other cat. Jimmy would do best in a quiet home - he is playful but also likes his quiet times napping in the sunshine. Jimmy is an indoor only cat.

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Pet Pics with Santa is Dec. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arnprior Mall. The shelter is collecting UPC codes from all bags of Whiskas dry cat food until the end of December 2010. You can call the Arnprior and District Humane Society at 613-623-0916 between noon and 5 p.m Monday to Saturday or visit www.arnpriorhumanesociety.ca


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I felt it would be timely to include a detailed explanation of how snow removal efforts are assigned at the City of Ottawa. Public safety and environmental responsibility are the main concerns while clearing snow and ice during the winter months. The maintenance quality standards for the city’s roads, sidewalks and pathways ensure a consistent level of service is provided citywide to all residents. Roads, sidewalks and pathways with similar characteristics and function are grouped together in classes. These classes are then used to prioritize the delivery of maintenance, including the frequency of snow plowing, ice control and snow removal. When a snowstorm begins, city crews focus efforts to clear snow on high priority roads, main arterials and collectors to maintain bare pavement conditions. City crews are deployed to treat icy sidewalks and pathways as they become aware of icy conditions. When there is a snowfall of seven centimetres or more forecast by Environment Canada, winter overnight parking restrictions go into effect. When there is a snow accumulation of seven centimetres or more, city crews will plow residential roads to a snow packed surface. When necessary, de-icing materials will be applied to keep roads safe. City crews will not plow residential roads every time there is a snowfall.

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and after work the Farmer searched for the lost ram, listening for the jingling of his collar bell. We couldn’t imagine Steve would head for the bushes, as sheep are afraid of the dark unknown of wooded areas. We assumed he was in the cornfield or down in the meadow, but we couldn’t find him. Finally the Farmer called our neighbour, who also had sheep. Sure enough, for the past day, he had been hosting Steve. Now our Suffolk ram is back in the barn where he wants to be, and he has some new roommates. The Farmer put some ewes in there with him, and hopefully they will become better acquainted with each other. After a while those ewes will switch places with another lot, until the whole flock has visited with Steve. Hopefully by the time we let him out again, he will have grown so fond of his ladies that he will not want to leave.

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against the gate with our legs, the Farmer fastened a fresh blue cube of chalk to the ram’s halter. “I can never remember how these things go on,” he muttered as he struggled to connect the clasps around Steve’s barrel chest. For the next ten minutes we held Steve tight as we tried different buckling combinations with the halter. Finally we got it on him in a fashion that would not soon be undone. Steve groaned. And grunted. And belched. He was growing impatient of this game already. Together we pushed Steve outside. It was dark. I could tell he was scared. Why we decided to turn Steve out at night, I don’t know. In hindsight, it wasn’t the greatest idea. The next morning, Steve was nowhere to be found. He had obviously tried to get back into the shelter of the barn, because the gate to the lambs’ pen was open and all of our captives had been set free. Before

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We had had our new Suffolk ram Steve for one week. It was time to set him free amongst the ladies. But first we had to collect all the lambs that would soon be going to market. I got called in to work Sunday afternoon but – wonder of wonders – the farm work waited for me until I returned. After Sunday dinner (and several glasses of full-bodied red wine), the Farmer and I headed to the barn where our flock was barricaded. Our intention was to sort sheep. The ewes had to somehow be separated from the flock and ushered out the door, while the lambs were retained inside the barn. This proved to be no easy task. I found that if you grabbed both hind legs at the same time, the sheep would simply run backwards to help you out, sort of in a reverse wheelbarrow game. It worked quite effectively, until I started laughing and got myself off balance. Then I too got

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Declaration of Patient Values The Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital (ADMH) is committed to ensuring that it is recognized for providing exemplary care. As part of that commitment, ADMH is collaborating with our partners, you our patients, to develop a Declaration of Values. By promoting and respecting these rights and responsibilities, we can successfully fulfil our mission and vision, demonstrating these values in our provision of care. We are asking for your feedback to ensure that you agree that these values are equally important to you, our patients. If you could indicate whether you agree or disagree with each statement it would assist us in developing a Declaration of Values that is meaningful to both you and your health care team As a patient, I have the following rights:

As a patient, I have the following responsibilities:

The right to quality care, without discrimination The right to be treated with dignity and respect The right to privacy and confidentiality The right to participate in and make informed decisions about my care The right to my health information, including health records The right to compliment or complain without fear of retaliation, or compromising quality of care

Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree

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Please list any additional rights or responsibilities that you feel should be considered:

To be respectful of, and to, the health care providers who are providing care To give health care providers the most accurate health information To follow the agreed upon treatment plan To follow the health care facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rules and regulations To report any changes in my medical condition To provide feedback to assist in quality improvements

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Please return completed survey to the hospital attn: W.Knechtel, Communications, 350 John Street N, Arnprior ON K7S 2P6. Or You may choose to drop off your completed surveys at the following locations in Arnprior. Survey boxes are in place at: ER

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If you have any questions about this survey, please call Wendy at 613-623-7962 x293. You may also visit www.arnpriorhospital.com and fill out this survey online.

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West Carleton was well-represented at the Arnprior Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Nov. 27, with several Ward 5 businesses and organizations getting involved in the evening event. The West Carleton Christian Assembly float, above, even picked up second place in the religion category. Photos by Sherry Haaima

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3557 Farmview Rd., Kinburn $279,900 Large private lot - 1.38 acres, paved drive, paved road, attached oversized garage, Hi Ranch style home, 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, country style kitchen, finished basement, in home theatre, rear deck, great neighbours - this one has it all. MLS #771878

From cars and trucks to wagons and horses - there were all sorts of vehicles along the parade route, including this lawn tractor driven by Alexander Dean.

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2900 Diamondview Rd., Kinburn $310,000

Newly created 84 acre Farm lot - zoned Agricultural with a residence allowed. Many uses associated with this zoning. Farm, hobby farm; home based business, market garden. The land is cleared. Approx. 55 acres are systematically tile drained. Presently used for cash crop - soybeans and hay. South west exposure allowing for solar energy. MLS #773521

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7 Ridgeview Dr. Braeside $74,900 A simply amazing view of the Ottawa River from this naturally treed 2 acre lot. Area cleared for your dream home. Driveway in, terraced front. Located in the area of some very prestigious homes. Walk to the Arnprior Golf Course. Available immediately. MLS #755650

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Red Trillium Tour Studio profile Shoppers and sightseers had a treat in store once again at West Carleton’s Red Trillium Studio Tour, held Nov. 27 and 28 in Ward 5. Janet Potter hosted Studio 2 at her Col. Nicholson home, featuring several artists and their work. At left, Erika Ferrarin displays her wearable ceramics. Photos by Sherry Haaima

The jewelry and toys created by Iya Carson make a colourful display.

Among Sheri-Lyn Chamaillard’s pencil and ink drawings and paintings is this colourful work named Blaze.

Above, woodturner Bill Neddow shows one of his unique bowls. Above right, many of Janet Potter’s glass pieces have an equine them. Left, mixed media painter Janice Johnston stands before her collection of canvases.

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88 Creek Dr., Fitzroy Harbour backing on the Carp River! Beautiful 3 bedroom bungalow, scenic backyard river views, brick front, extra-large insulated 2 car garage with opener, western red cedar decks, open concept layout, stunning granite kitchen, hardwood & ceramic floors, 3 pce ensuite with oversized shower, main floor laundry & lots of potential in unfinished basement! Comes with Tarion New Home Warranty! $399,900

1242 Bayview Drive, Constance Bay Incredible value! 3 bedroom all year round home on Buckhams Bay would be a great place to live or have as a vacation property!! Hardwood floors, large kitchen, fireplace, main flr famrm, full walkout basement, 2nd flr laundry, 1.5 baths, central air. Roof shingles 2006! Sand beach, sunsets & great spot for docking your boat. Immediate possession possible! New price $349,900 or for rent $1400 per month.

New Listing!! 5541 Ferry Road, Fitzroy Attractive & extremely spacious 3 bedrm split level home, big 2 car garage, private 1 acre treed lot, circular driveway, new septic 2009, huge country kitchen, L-shaped livrm & dinrm, walkout lower level famrm with new woodsove 2009, laundry on bedrm level, den next to famrm, includes 5 appliances, central vac, shed, garage door openers! $249,900

Great Space!! 579 Bellamy Road, White Lake Village Incredibly spacious 3+1 bedrm bungalow on a pretty 99’ x 320’ lot backing onto parkland, fenced area for children or pets, 2 covered porches, cathedral ceiling in livrm, hardwd in livrm & dinrm, ceramic in kitchen, baths & entries. Finished walkout basement with 4th bedrm, huge famrm, 3 pce bath, laundry/mud room! Includes appliances. A real pretty home so act now! $229,900

Move in Anytime!! 860 Munro Drive, Arnprior Perfect family home, true 5 bedroom on the fringe of Arnprior in McNab/Braeside Twp, approx. 3200 sq. ft., 3 fireplaces, hardwd flring, updated full baths, main flr laundry & famrm, balcony off master with hot tub, natural gas heating, shingles 2009, 2 car garage attached by breezeway, veranda, pretty yard, interior painted. Must be seen!! $299,900

Immaculate! 31 Cranston St., Arnprior Beautiful & updated 3+1 bedrm home in terrific area, 60’ x 100’ lot, private fenced yard, inground pool with cabana, 2 car garage, main flr laundry, hardwd & tile on main level, fireplace, gorgeous updated ensuite bath, finished basement has rec rm, 2 pce bath, spare bedroom & lots of storage, newer shingles, hi-efficency gas furnace & windows. A true gem! $319,900

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Close to 250 people turned out for the ninth annual Food for Thought food and wine show, hosted by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Kanata on Nov. 18. This year’s event raised over $3,000 for the Kanata Food Cupboard’s winter campaign. “The event and the dollars raised would not have been possible without the support of our business community, whether through participation, contribution of services or donation(s),” said Rosemary Leu, general manager of the Kanata Chamber of Commerce. “Our restaurants, our chefs just outdid themselves,” said Leu. “The food was fantastic. We had a great variety. And we had seven different wineries representing different regions.” This year saw participation from a number of local restaurants, including best restaurant of the year winners in the 2010 People’s Choice Business Awards: Phu-Yen, in Kanata, which prepares popular authentic Vietnamese and Chinese dishes; Heart and Soul Café, in Dunrobin; and Napoli’s Café, in Stittsville. “I think it’s wonderful,” said first-time attendee Nicole Andrecheck, who was there celebrating her husband Mike’s 60th birthday.

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Joey Yahminas, who’s been working at the Heart and Soul Cafe in Dunrobin for 11 years, flips some flapjacks. “I like paying one price and forgetting about tickets. The cause is

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good too.” Mike said it was a great way to spend his birthday. “I think it’s terrific,” he said. “I like the way it’s organized. The food has been great and there are no lineups.” The two travelled to Kanata from Ottawa Centre and spent the night in the hotel, which offered discounts to those who attended the event. “The food and wine of course (is great),” said Katimavik resident Janet McLean, who has been coming to the event for the past three years. “But I always enjoy the crowd, meeting the people who made (the food).” McLean attended the event with her husband Rod, who canvassed the city for donations for the silent and live auctions. Items up for grabs included a Senators hockey package and an entire bed set. “We were able to raise a lot more money for the food cupboard,” said Leu. “We had close to $15,000 in value for the auction items. I think we’ll certainly be able to contribute more to the food cupboard this year than we did last year.”

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Flush with success after our November meeting learning all about septic systems, the March Rural Community Association will be having our December meeting on Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Old Town Hall, on March Road at Klondike. We have invited our community police officer Peter Jeon and the Brent Christoff, a Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator with the Community Police office. They will give us some information about how to continue to keep our community safe. (Break and enter crimes became a concern over the past year in the rural area.) Following a brief meeting, all are invited to share some Christmas goodies and enjoy an informal social gathering. All are welcome, and we would appreciate hearing your ideas for topics for meetings in the new year.

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