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Museum guru Derek Cooke has worked in almost every region of southern Canada: from northern B.C. and central Alberta, to Saskatchewan and southern Ontario, even to Cape Breton. That backdrop gives him a special understanding of the country. He also lived through the Cold War, learning in Grade 2 to crawl under his desk in the event of a mushroom cloud forming outside the classroom window. He even recalls, during political discussions around his grandmother’s kitchen table in Renfrew, talk of “something going on in Carpâ€? when the secretive Diefenbunker was under construction. All of it prepared Cooke for his current role – begun in September - as executive director of Canada’s Cold War museum. “Two things drew me here,â€? he said from his ofďŹ ce in the bunker on Monday afternoon. “The theme of the Cold War era is the time I grew up, and the challenge of teaching something that is familiar but forgotten.â€? See DIEFENBUNKER page 3

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EVEN MRS. CLAUS WAS THERE The second annual Carp Santa Claus Parade drew villagers from near and far on a brisk afternoon last weekend. Even St. Nick’s better half made it out. Sometimes responding to the nickname “Ellen Johnston,� Mrs. Claus drew warm greetings at every leg of the route. See more photos from pages 5 to 7.

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Continued from front Pastor Redner also thanked the cast for a wonderful performance, the creators of the impressive set, the sound and lighting crew, and Pinto Valley Ranch for providing the animals. Bethlehem Live was directed by Kiwanda Redner, who also sang during the performance. Rick Hayder was the narrator. Caroline Wood played Mary and

Rick Peplinski Joseph. Alyssa Redner was the angel and the three kings were Archie Gould, Darren Canning and Jacob Redner. Courtnay Heal, David Wood and Patricia Gould played the shepherds. Five young dancers – Rachel Maxwell, Grace Maxwell, Kirsten Wood, Julia Redner and Kailyn Redner – gave an energetic and skilled dance routine in the snow. Zebede the donkey caused a slight

delay in the entrance of Mary and Joseph, being stubborn as donkeys tend to be. But Joseph finally persuaded him to cooperate. The performance wound up with a rousing version of Joy to the World by the cast and audience. After the performance of the Christmas story, the chilled crowd went into the church to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. While the show was free, a number of items were donated for the food bank.

Diefenbunker to focus on local relationships Continued from front He said some from the older generations would sooner forget the anxieties generated by geo-politics and massive social change during the 1960s and ’70s, while others from younger generations can’t see how the effects of the Cold War continue in many ways to shape today and tomorrow. MUSEUM MARKETING Important locally as West Carleton’s all-season tourism magnet, the Diefenbunker is working toward name recognition both nationally and internationally. It was helped when, in 2002, the Hollywood blockbuster The Sum of All Fears featured the inclined tunnel and massive steel-vault-like doors in the opening scene.

DEREK COOKE But it is grade schoolers from coast to coast to coast who tour the four-storey bunker in the hundreds each year that provide word-of-mouth recognition. There are some downtown visitors and newer Canadians willing to make the

bunker a day-tripper stop, along with lunching at a local restaurant and possibly touring an art studio. But without public transportation, Cooke said, there are challenges to attracting that demographic. One of the most important groups to foster greater relations with, according to Cooke, is the residents, organizations and businesses in the Carp and surrounding areas. It’s a big reason why the museum was the start and end point of last weekend’s second annual Santa Claus Parade, and why it hosts the Diefenbooker Classic run. While he welcomes corporate team-building retreats and morale-boosting gala parties – a revenue source that will likely increase now that renovations mean it can hold almost 500 visi-

tors, up from 50 in the past Cooke insists the museum’s primary focus is to educate all Canadians. “We’ll be as aggressive as we can be in pursuing things like retreats,” he said, “but we are still here to tell the national story of Canada.” Funding sources include the provincial and municipal government, with the latter insisting the museum highlight Ottawa’s role in the national story. Still, he reiterates his point. “First and foremost we are a national historic site,” said the former Parks Canada employee. Cooke, 56, is married to children’s author Lian Goodall. Along with two grown girls, he has a threeyear-old son. He splits his time between a rented flat in South Mountain and his home in Picton, Ont.

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Steer a smart course It’s December, in Canada. It’s going to snow. This isn’t really news to anyone who lives here. And yet, whenever a centimetre or two of the white stuff hits the ground during the first snowfall of the season, you just have to listen to the morning traffic report on the radio to hear the number of car crashes go up and up. You could make a game of it, really, if it were not so tragic. Making it even more sad is the fact that many of these crashes could have been prevented. CBC News reports that, traditionally, the first snowfall of the year is the day with the highest number of collisions throughout the year. Insurance company Aviva Canada reports that there are 50 per cent more car insurance claims in the winter

months in Canada, and that the company made $37.8 million in collision claim payouts between December 2009 and February 2010. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s website says it all – “stay alert, slow down, and stay in control.” Yes, you may have top-of-theline, just-installed brakes, but your car can’t stop in a December snowstorm the way it did during a sunny day in July. Also, after a heavy snow, people are going to slow down. Yes, getting around in the wintertime is not anyone’s idea of fun but it has to be done, and it can be done safely. As Red Green so eloquently says, “We’re all in this together.” It is important to allow more time when travelling, and to allow more space between your

vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Gone are the days of, well, just a few days ago, when we could jump into the car, turn the key, put the stick into drive and – having looked both ways of course – head out onto the open road. Now, it’s warm up the car, scrape off the windshield. Oh, and don’t forget to shovel yourself out from the lovely little Mt. Everest the snowplow driver left at the end of your driveway. It’s not pleasant, but in conditions like these, it drives home the point (pun intended) that we all share the road, and we all have to put up with the same delays, frustrations and weather conditions. But if we all put in a little extra time and caution, we’ll all arrive alive, safely.

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A world of bitter disapproval awaits you on the net I have a friend who fights a continuing battle with what he calls his Inner Cop. The Inner Cop appears whenever my friend hears someone talking too loudly on a cellphone, or sees someone cutting into a line-up, or driving too fast, or driving too slow. He wants to actively express his disapproval of this behaviour. But at heart the friend knows it’s none of his business. He also knows there’s a certain risk involved, as in the case of another friend who actively expressed his opinion of a fellow driver with a gesture you might know, only to have the fellow driver begin chasing him. He survived the car chase but has kept that particular finger to himself ever since. These days, the risks of expressing disapproval are considerably less and expressions abound. The hugest of these is seen in the WikiLeaks scandal, where a fellow decided to make public his dislike of U.S. foreign policy by putting thousands of sensitive documents on the Internet. He may pay the price, but for a criminal matter unrelated to the leaking. The Internet itself seems to be a low-risk area for the expression of disapproval. And it is easy. Point your cellphone

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town camera, click, email the digital picture to a friend, the friend puts it online, and almost instantly thousands, even millions, of people see it. And nobody needs know who did it. People are taking advantage of their online anonymity to unleash a torrent of disapproval upon their fellow citizens. Most commonly, it can take the form of insulting comments on news websites and blogs from people who decline to sign their names. More exotically, it can involve the use of digital photography, as in the case of the person who, from a passing vehicle, snapped a photo of then-Ottawa mayor Larry O’Brien talking on his phone while driving. Granted, O’Brien shouldn’t have been doing that but is it our job to police each other?

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Celebrities, of course, are used to it. Professional and amateur paparazzi stalk their every move hoping to catch an embarrassing moment and share it with the world. You might have little sympathy for movie stars or politicians but ordinary people can get caught as well. For example, there is the tragic case of the Toronto Transit Commission fare collector who was photographed by a zealous citizen apparently dozing on the job. The photo went viral, as they say, on the Internet, causing ridicule and outrage. People lined up, anonymously for the most part, to take shots at him and public service workers generally. That was in January. Last month the employee died at 55 of a stroke while on medical leave. It is possible that heart medications he was taking contributed to his falling asleep on the job, but nobody bothered to ask. The employee also had a flawless record in 29 years of service and a commendation for saving a client’s life in the ’90s, but nobody bothered to ask that either. In the Internet age we can learn a lot about each other very quickly. And we can distribute what we have learned instantly. Our capacity to express our disapproval has leaped ahead. And so has our ability to

gang upon on those we disapprove of. In the old days, 10 or 15 years ago when all of this was just getting started, people used to speak hopefully of the Information Explosion. Now it is here. Are we better off because of it? Probably, when you add it all up. The positive uses of the information the Internet provides are well known. The problem is that some people have learned that information is a weapon and are using it without regard to the consequences. That includes everyone from the kid making a tasteless remark on Facebook to the bitter man behind WikiLeaks. Where’s that Inner Cop when you really need him?

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Conservative vote shows democracy in action easy hearing that one of our schools would openly call a “seasonal gatheringâ€? a Christmas concert, something that is a part of my heritage as a kid growing up in eastern Ontario. How does encouraging people to honor our traditions exclude anyone? (Other than those who have turned their backs on our heritage and traditions.) The concern that “his candidacy will not be one that will attempt to attract allâ€? is curious; do you mean that, for example, the policies of the Liberal party attempt to attract all? Guess I am not included in “all.â€? Speaking of the politics of division, Liberals are constantly crying about how divisive others are, but this rant appears to be the one driving the divisive wedge in misrepresenting the idea landowners do not exit in urban areas. In fact there is much common ground that is not deďŹ ned by geography or demographics. The wish that “the landowners’ movement is on life supportâ€? ignores the reality and remains a personal fantasy. Not to mention the insult I take from the superior pronunciation that my opinion is wrong and worthless. We look to people with positive, co-

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and to understand the danger. Can someone explain to me how Jack MacLaren winning the nomination and running under the Conservative banner is going to change the results of the next provincial election? Was it Randy Hillier’s fault that John Tory and the old boys’ establishment running his failed campaign in what should have been a gimme election lost to our solar power McGuinty? (Or was it the result of a “narrow minded and antiquated view of government� by those that ran the last provincial conservative campaign?) If by “narrow-minded and antiquated view of government� he means we like the idea of smaller government, more emphasis on a family-friendly tax system and the freedom to enjoy our private property and rural life style, if that’s what we choose, then some may be surprised at what good company we keep. Do we have to explain what our “culture and heritage� is? Not sure about you, but I am a proud Canadian and proud of my heritage. I live in the best country in the world with a proud history and heritage; yes I want to promote and preserve that, even if it means someone may be un-

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Despite the season, bears spotted nearby In recent years sightings of Black Bears in our region have increased. Many of the bears were small and most sightings took place in late summer or early fall. Recently, readers have reported active bears. A mother with two cubs (almost one year old) was seen near White Lake; single bears were reported near White Lake and just east of Arnprior. It is not surprising to hear of bears still active in early December. Unlike Groundhogs, which vanish long before the real cold arrives and appear well after the snow

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and readily. starts to melt, I have visited Black Bears bears dens on enter their three occasions. winter sleep On two of them, over a varying the temperature period of time. was near -30 dePregnant fegrees C, and it males are the was only slightly first to den. warmer on the Groundhogs third. On all ocare true hibercasions, the nators, in fact Michael Runtz bears became the world’s animated when I largest. They Nature’s Way approached their enter a deep den. sleep with Actually, “den” their body temperature and heart may not appropriately derate dropping to near scribe where Black Bears zero. They curl into a spend the winter. Some tight ball and awaken bears do retreat into hollow trees or logs while others briefly only a couple of times the entire winter. Dormant Black Bears behave differently. They maintain a slightly lower than normal body temperature (in the mid30 degree C range), but their heart rate drops to eight beats per minute. They awaken frequently

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Female bears give birth in their dens in January. Newborns are little more than chipmunk-sized maggots, weighing about a bag of potato chips (250 grams), and lacking hair and developed limbs. They spend the next winter in a considerably more advanced state with their mother.

In the autumn, bears that wander into urban areas often visit bird-feeders. For that reason the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources recommends that people do not feed birds at this time of year if living in bear country. As for me, I would find the experience of having a big black animal visiting my feeders unbearably exciting! The Pakenham-Arnprior Christmas Bird Count is taking place on Boxing Day. For more information, please contact me. The Nature Number is 613387-2503; email is mruntz@ start.ca.

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Buy-A-Tile: Buy your place in the future What does it take to build a modern state of the art Recreation Center? A supportive community - just ask Councillor Marianne Wilkinson. One of Councillor Wilkinson’s stated goals, during her last campaign, was to see the completion of Kanata’s new Recreational Centre by 2012 (KanataRec 2012). The new facility is about to go under tender. One of the unusual features of the massive building is an eight lane swimming pool. “The City has a policy to support the building of six lanes for our pools.” Wilkinson said. “We knew before we started building that six lanes would not accommodate our community’s needs.” The Community Steering Committee, Chaired by Steve Hulaj presented a plan to add two extra lanes to the building. The City agreed as long as the community raised the extra 1.75 Million dollars the extra lanes will cost. Terry Sheldon, Chair of the KanataRec 2012 Fund Raising Committee, is spearheading an ambitious, multi-staged campaign (see ad this page) to raise “those necessary bucks!” “This is nothing if not a worthwhile cause,” Sheldon said. “Our burgeoning Kanata community has long outgrown its once generous recreational facilities. KanataRec 2012 is designed to meet community needs for today and well into the future. “Community is key. The idea behind KanataRec 2012 is that it will be a facility created, in no small part, by the people and for the people.”

As Sheldon tells it, community involvement at every stage is key to the project’s success. “Steve Hulaj, a community pheom, well known for his active, continuing, leadership in spearheading the move to save Kanata’s South March Highlands and Beaver Pond, Chaired the Steering Committee. Now they have turned the next stage over to the Fund-Raising Committee. “I believe that with the support and involvement of Kanata residents, we will see the ribbon cut, the facility opened, and the first swimmers into the pool in 2012. But to do that we need the Community’s help.” Buy-A-Tile, a fund-raising incentive kicking off today, just in time for Christmas, will allow individuals, families and, ultimately corporations, to “buy into the future,” in Sheldon’s words. Theoretically, the pool is composed of 32,000 individual tiles of which 10,000 are being made available, on a one-time basis, to buy in support of the new Centre. “We’re going to start releasing those first 10,000 tiles to the public immediately – just in time for Christmas,” explains Sheldon. “But it’s a limited unique opportunity. Once they’re gone they’re gone! “Talk about getting the perfect present for the person who has everything! From grandmothers to toddlers, to that difficult friend ... spend ten bucks, yes just ten dollars, and you not only get a personalized, numbered certificate but your name (or the name of the person for whom you buy the tile) will be spelled out on the walls of the centre.”

Furthermore, “Your name, or the name of that special person as well as their tile number, is immortalized. It’s there from the time the pool opens and remains there for the life of the pool; the owner’s own particular future footprint.” But this will only happen with the first ten thousand tiles. “These will never, ever be re-sold,” Sheldon stated categorically, adding “and if people are inspired to dive down and see their tile site, a map showing the numbered placements will be displayed on the wall.” The rule is one tile per name. If a family of four buy four tiles “they’ll obviously be in a block of four tiles,” explained Sheldon – and as for buying, “we’re making it easy and – most important at this time of year – affordable.” After payment (credit cards and cheques are accepted: see ad this page) the donor receives an attractive certificate with an area left blank for the name of the individual receiving the gift. Each certificate also bears the number of a tile that matches the legend on the wall of the Centre where every tile is identified. “Affordability is very important,” said Sheldon. “We want as many people as possible to get involved and to know that through their investment, they take ownership in an important facility that Kanata has needed for some time. “Buy-A-Tile: the perfect present for that hard-to-shop for person in your life and the perfect way of building for the future of your Kanata community.”

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I didn’t have My husband time to play the Professor dodge-the-kithad to go on a ty. business trip. I scooped a On the fivecup of dog food hour drive back out of the buckhome, he hit et in the stable snow squalls for Chelsea and was overthe sheepdog. tired so he had She crawled to pull over for out of her haya rest. He finallined barrel as ly pulled into I approached, the driveway stretched and at four in the yawned. I put morning. When the food down the alarm went THE ACCIDENTAL and quickly off at six, I told FARMWIFE stepped out of him to go back her reach. She to sleep. I would Diana Fisher bites. do the chores In the barn, before work. I scooped three We had two daughters to drive to school, and apple-juice cans of dry food into one was already up and dressed. I the upturned garbage-can lids on asked her if she wanted to throw the floor. Cats appeared out of evon some barn clothes and help ery dark corner to eat. In the hay room, five-foot me. Ha. Our girls don’t go to the barn. Ever. Sometimes I crack round bales were stacked three high, and all that separated the myself up. She was not amused. The sound of the patio door hay from the ewes was a row of sliding open attracted about a empty feeders. I looked at the sheep. Forty dozen barn cats. They swirled around my legs and criss-crossed pairs of eyes looked back at me. the well-beaten path directly in The biggest one bawled. “Ok, ok. Just a minute.” front of me, as if they planned The lambing pens were also to trip me up. I had about 40 minutes to get all the feeding done. full of lambs waiting to go to

market. They saw me and started bawling in a chorus. I decided to fill the six water buckets first. Back in the hay room, I climbed up onto the feeder, pulled myself up onto the first round bale and stood up to reach the highest one. I pulled a rusty pair of scissors out of my pocket and started working on the twine. The scissors had seized, slowing me down considerably. Even unbound, the bale would only give up one fuzzy forkful at a time. At this rate it would take over an hour to fill all the feeders. And it was already 6:30. I decided to roll the bale off the stack, onto the floor. GETTING SOME EXERCISE I climbed up and sat on the inner bale, bracing my legs against the outer bale. I took a deep breath and pushed with my legs as hard as I could. At first it only budged a bit. I thought to myself, this is the farm version of the leg-press machine at the gym. I slid my bum down in between the two bales for leverage. Then I pushed again. It budged another inch. Getting closer. I stopped and took a few deep breaths. A small audience of cats watching me from the hayloft. One more push. Honestly, I thought, this is like giving birth.

Finally the bale fell to the floor. As it struck, I heard a loud crack. The bale had hit the gate to the lambing pen, breaking it off the wall. Great. The Farmer/Professor was not going to be happy about that one. I hopped down to the floor. I rocked the huge bale back and forth until it gained momentum and rolled to the other end of the room, leaving huge flakes of hay behind on the floor. Here was enough to feed everyone. I was quite proud of myself, and spent the next thirty minutes scooping as much hay as I could carry onto the pitchfork, filling all the feeders. Next I went outside to make sure the cows had water too. Angus eyed me from his post outside the door. I kicked the plastic barrels a few times to break the ice. I looked at my watch. 7:30. I had fifteen minutes to shower, dress, kiss my sleeping husband goodbye, feed the other dog and slap some makeup on my face on before I had to drive the girls to school. But I did it. No one was late on my account. I was feeling very successful and productive as I slid behind my desk at work at 8:30. The muscles in my arms and legs shivered as if I had just done a 5-k run.

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Workers lives ‘destroyed’ 2010 BRIDAL TRIBUTE by Conservatives: Liberals Senator Art Eggleton and Liberal Critic for seniors and pensions, Judy Sgro, expressed extreme disappointment that Conservative senators voted for the Senate Banking Committee’s report, defeating Bill S-216. “It is deplorable that Conservative senators defeated this vital legislation,” said Eggleton. “Conservative senators had a chance to do the right thing, to protect some of our most vulnerable. Instead they cast them aside and let Nortel walk away from their responsibilities.” Bill S-216 which would have amended the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act to protect employees on long-term disability by granting them preferred sta-

tus during bankruptcy proceedings was defeated by a vote of 47-44 by Conservative senators in the senate. By bringing LTD claimants to preferred status, employees would have been more likely to get their benefit coverage up to age 65, be able to pay their medical bills and continue to live outside of poverty. “By killing this bill the Conservatives have brought shame to the parliamentary process,” said Sgro. “Instead of protecting people in need by showing compassion and heart, the Conservatives have destroyed many people’s lives.” Peter Burns, a Nortel employee on LTD said before the committee, “Please help us, or pray for those who will die without it.”

Organics banned from landfills The Ontario Legislature voted unanimously to pass second reading of a private member’s bill by Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Norm Sterling to ban all organic waste from landfill in three years. The Auditor General released a report into Ontario’s Non-hazardous Waste Disposal and Diver-

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A mix of more long-term-care beds and affordable assisted housing is needed to address the shortage of seniors accommodation in the Arnprior area, including Kinburn and Fitzroy Harbour. That was the message shared by a three-person delegation from the Grove Nursing Home. Eric Hanna, chief executive officer of Arnprior District Memorial Hospital and the Grove, explained the findings of a report detailing some of the needs and options to increase seniors accommodations in the area. Hanna was accompanied at recent municipal council meetings in Arnprior and McNabBraeside by ADMH board vicechairman Jay Johnston, and Kerri Choffe, a masters student who worked on the report. Hanna said they are seeking input from area councils and agencies in an effort to determine if they are on the right track in promoting a mixed approach to addressing the housing needs of seniors in the area, including a re-development of Arnprior’s Grove Nursing Home. “We want to know if you feel this makes sense,” he said. “Maybe’s there are other providers we don’t know about. We want to ensure we get it right if we are to provide this type of service.” Hanna explained that with the renovations at the hospital almost complete and the approval of a family health team for Arnprior expected to help address the doctor shortage, attention has turned to the need for more seniors accommodations. “That is the next gap ... in care,” he said. He pointed out that the wait list for a bed at the Grove averages 67 days for people already in care and can be as long as a year for others. Some people give up and go to other communities, while others get on the waiting list before they should, he said. Hanna said an estimated 20.4 per cent increase in this area’s over-64 population in the next 20 years will add to the problem, as does the high number of local

However, enlarging the Grove from 61 to 96 beds makes sense because of the long waiting list for long-term-care beds and the blocking up of expensive hospital beds with patients that could be accommodated in the Grove, he said. The Grove’s bed count could be increased without adding much in the way of staff and maintenance costs, he said. “It’s a matter of economy of scale.” As a Class B facility that needs

residents could be living in a seniors living alone. While the Grove’s bed count community setting instead of a long-term-care should be inhome, as well creased, more as 19 per cent long-term care of those on the beds are not the We want to ensure Grove’s waitonly solution ing list. to the seniors we get it right if we “But there housing probare to provide this isn’t the houslems, Hanna ing available,” emphasized. type of service. he said. “We need P e o p l e more longshouldn’t be term-care beds, at but not only Eric Hanna staying home as long as long-term-care possible, said beds,” he said. Hanna, adding “We need both (long-term-care beds and assist- they should be spending about two years, not four or more in a ed housing places).” He noted three of the Grove’s long-term-care home.

upgrading, provincial dollars should be available to help with the project, he noted. Hanna said the Grove/ADMH is also considering two types of assisted living. One would provide community-based services to people in their own homes out of a central location, such as the Grove. Regular service visits could be made, as well as response to a panic button activated when needed. See ‘CLIENTS’ page 15

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sent to the Ministry of the Environment for their consideration when reviewing the Assessment Reports prior to approving them. You can review the Assessment Reports at www.mrsourcewater.ca or request a DVD copy via mail. You can also view a hard copy at Mississippi Valley Conservation or the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority during regular business hours. Assessment Reports show where our local drinking water comes from and special areas where we need to protect it. Key

findings in the reports include: • We have enough water in our local region to supply our water needs, including future growth projections. However, it is always important that people never waste water because it is such a vital resource and we can face seasonal shortages in certain areas depending on weather conditions. • There are key areas where municipalities draw water out of lakes, rivers or underground aquifers to test and treat for municipal drinking water. In these areas, we need to ensure we are

not undertaking risky land use activities that could release bacteria or a chemical because that could contaminate a source of municipal drinking water. • We know what types of land use activities could pose a contamination risk and we know approximately how many of them are currently taking place in local vulnerable drinking water areas. Policies will be drafted next year to reduce the level of risk posed by these land uses. Policies could include safeguards that minimize the potential of a contaminant be-

ing released or limitations on certain land use activities. These Assessment Reports were prepared by the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee as a requirement under Ontario’s Clean Water Act. The Committee is made up of 15 local people who represent municipalities, agriculture, industry, small business, environment, First Nations, and general public. For more information call Sommer CasgrainRobertson, co-project manager, Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region, 613-692-3571.

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cies through the United Way, we are able to reach out to people in the community and help those in need,” said Janet Holder, president, Enbridge Gas. “Some people are struggling to make ends meet and are balancing many financial priorities like food and heat. Through the Winter Warmth program, we are able to help alleviate one of those concerns and help people stay warm.” Ontario families and individuals in need of financial assistance to pay their natural gas bills can learn more about ap-

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West Carleton dancers welcome all to Sunday’s showcase Everyone is invited to the December Showcase at the Constance Bay Community Centre this Sunday, Dec. 19 from noon to 4:30 p.m. The festive spirit will be in full swing as West Carleton School of Performing Arts (WCASOPA) dancers, from tots to teens, perform short routines upstairs to dazzle and delight. Meanwhile, downstairs organizers are hosting a silent auction featuring an array of fun and functional items and gifts at all price ranges. Winners will be announced at 4:30 a.m. – as will the various raffle winners who will be taking home a superbly-stocked Christmas cheer basket, fresh turkey and trimmings, and 50/50 cash winnings. Last but not least, the canteen and the Christmas bake sale will be stocked with dozens of tempting treats. Entry is $2. The location is Dunrobin Road near Constance Bay Road. All proceeds fund the West Carleton School of Performing Arts’ competitive dance teams.

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The newly reopened Canadian Museum of Nature at the base of Metcalfe Street is a “jewel” of Centretown – and it has big plans for the future. The museum is hoping to reclaim an extension of Metcalfe that runs though its property to connect the rest of the street to Catherine Street and the Queensway. Regaining that piece of land would allow the museum to develop a large urban greenspace on its two-block property – a rare vista in a downtown area that has a distinct lack of parks said George Dark, a consultant who is developing the Mid-Centretown Community Design Plan. “We want to enhance the re-greening of the site,” said Michel Houle, the museum’s chief operating officer and vice president of corporate services. “It’s a way of helping Centretown grow.”

At the same time, the museum would be looking to build parking garages on either side of the historic building, under the mirrored gardens. That would create a total of around 360 parking spaces below ground. Reclaiming that Metcalfe offshoot will take a concentrated effort and collaboration between several levels of government, said Houle. He said the vision is a long-term one, and couldn’t put a timeline on when the changes could happen. The first step will be constructing one of the parking garages under the museum’s west lawn, which Houle hopes could happen in the next couple of years, depending on the funding the museum is able to get. The lawns would feature pathways that would encourage the public to use the gardens, which would be the largest park in the downtown area. The lawns could also be used for museum events and programming, Houle said. The area around the museum is an especially sensitive area, Dark said. “You would have a chance to build a museum district here,” he said, noting that development in the blocks facing the museum should be undertaken care-

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Beast presents challenges However, there are always challenges. Rental costumes were delayed and the school also lost all the constructed staging for High School Musical and Aladdin. “Let’s just say I thought it went into storage,” Gibson said. Eventually they decided to rent staging for the productions, which turned out to be a better choice. It’s a lot safer, and a lot bigger, he added. “You learn through the challenges. Just last week our special rented costumes from Philadelphia got stuck in customs at the Ottawa Airport. It was Monday morning. I thought we were going to have to put it on without costumes, but Mr. Comeau, a teacher’s husband, came to our rescue and rented a U-Haul truck and picked them up for us.”

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Continued from 20 “Seeing how the production fosters teamwork and friendships and even involves the community - that’s what makes it all worthwhile.” Gibson has a lot of fun directing the musicals. “It’s so good for the kids. Our drama program here is inclusive. Everyone who auditioned got a part. We also chose this particular musical because of its theme of acceptance.” He also said it’s nice to see the students who’ve never had a chance to be part of something like this - kids who don’t play sports, or who have learning disabilities or feel that they don’t fit in at school - shine on stage for three nights.

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Mrs. Ellis’s Stonecrest Junior Kindergarten class teamed up with Mrs. Langford’s West Carleton Secondary School Grade 11 for a Parenting visit on Dec. 8. As part of their course curriculum, the Grade 11 students observed developmental stages and abilities in the four-year-olds. The Grade 11s helped Mrs. Ellis’ JK students write letters to Santa, make Christmas crafts, wrap Christmas presents, and share a snack. Both young and younger had a grand time working and playing together in the Kindergarten classroom.

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Currently an income property with 2 units or restore to a Stately 4 Br Home on fantastic lot. Back yard was a Market Garden with rich soil. Located across the road from the Old Grove Forest with lots of upgrades. Asking $239,900.

Century Log home with newer addition located on the shores of the picturesque Carp River in Fitzroy Harbour. Original pine floors in the log home. 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 2 staircases - lots of character. Situated on a large corner lot with access from three streets. Lots of potential to landscape the waterfront area. MLS 777821

4402 Limestone Rd., Kinburn $269,900

Country Living? Well here it is - large 4+ bdrm home on 2 acres, 2 full baths, newer addition featuring large family room and bedrms; eat in kitchen and formal dining room, full basement. Newer furnace, shingles, siding, windows and Central air. Detached garage/ workshop. MLS #773045

138 Lavallee Rd., Renfrew $389,900 P i c t u re s q u e hobby farm149 acres. 1.5 storey century home in excellent condition, country style kitchen. Attached workshop and garage. Home is tenant occupied. Good farm buildings for storage or animals. MLS #777721

3430 Hwy. 17, Kinburn $59,900

2 acre building lot within 2 minutes of the 417 and 20 minutes to Kanata. Naturally treed - excellent location to build your dream home. Well maintained road. (Severance complete) MLS # 755922

Grainger Trailer Park $59,900

Double wide mobile home on lge treed lot - leased land. Originally a 3 bdrm converted to 2 - easily converted back to 3 (Den area is 3rd bdrm), 1 bath. Family room/sun room addition on rear. Backs on to green space. Detached garage. Estate conditions apply - selling “AS IS”. Montly fee approx. $250 - incl. water, road, septic maintenance. Shared well. Taxes $560.00 per year. New owner must be approved by Park Management. MLS 776653

2635 10th Concession N. Rd. Pakenham $374,900

Country living at its best - renovated 5 bdrm farm house. Country style kitchen, large family room, home office area with private entrance. Hardwood flooring. Detached garage/workshop, barn with stalls as well as storage buildings set on approx. 96 acres, 20+ tillable, remainder forested. MLS #77719

2457 Hwy. 29, Pakenham $449,900

Residential, Retail, Manufacturing, Storage - this property has a multitude of uses with unlimited potential. Apartments, retail space, manufacturing space and storage space. Apartments and manufacturing presently occupied. Retail space and storage area available immediately. Property Zoned H and H-4. MLS 774375

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


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Almost 200,000 square feet of retail space is being proposed for a development at the northwest corner of Fernbank Road and Terry Fox Drive. This is in the southeast corner of the Fernbank lands, the development area between Stittsville and Kanata which will eventually have as many as 30,000 residents. But while the developer is going for a zoning that will allow this retail development which includes one central 140,000 square foot with a number of smaller retail buildings located along the Fernbank Road and Terry Fox Drive frontages of the 20 acre site, the large scope of the project does not sit well with Stittsville Village Association director David Jenkins who oversees planning issues for the community organization. He told those at a public meeting about the proposal on Monday, Nov. 29 at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville that the community design plan for the Fernbank lands envisioned the site as a spot for a neighbourhood commercial development, not the shopping centre now being proposed. “This does not meet the intent or the context of the plan,” he said.

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Noting that he had participated in the Fernbank lands community design plan process, he said that something of the size being proposed was never the intent of those preparing the community design plan. He said that a neighbourhood commercial development is supposed to reflect the community around it and a big box store like that being proposed is very unlikely to do this. Planning consultant Lloyd Phillips, speaking on behalf of the developer, noted that the site was designated in the community design plan to provide neighbourhood commercial uses for the southeast section of the Fernbank lands. He said that in recent years there has been a shift in retail development so that neighbourhood shopping centres are not longer a collection of little convenience stores and small offices. “This is what a neighbourhood shopping centre is going to look like,” he said in regard to the proposal, noting that there needs to be a big retail store as an anchor in the development to ensure the success of the smaller retail outlets. The developer hopes to get underway on the project in the summer or fall of 2011 provided the planning process proceeds as hoped. However, 2012 is a possibility.

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Police called to check on youthful canvassers Continued from page4 If something seems out of place to you, i.e. suspicious or unusual, and your internal security alarm is ringing inside of your head, then investigate it or report it to police. Don’t just ignore it and reason it away. Remember, you are the eyes and ears in the community. We must all do our part to help keep our communities safe and secure. DEER COUNT CONTINUES For the week of Dec. 3-9, five deer-related accidents were reported in the West Carleton area while four deer collisions were reported in RideauGoulbourn. So, the score now stands at 37 to 22 in favor of Rideau-Goulbourn. Not wanting to sound like a broken record, but please keep a sharp eye out for deer and continue steering clear of them. Remember to scan the road ahead from shoulder to shoulder, use high beams at night where possible, stay in control by watching your speed and taking extra precautions when driving at night, brake firmly if the deer is standing on or crossing the road, stop as safely as possible if a deer is crossing the road, and, if possible, avoid driving during dusk or dawn.

p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, police were dispatched to Len Purcell Drive near Whistler Road for a mischief call. Four graffiti images were drawn onto the asphalt surface by unidentified suspects; one image was a two-foot drawing of a face with a swastika symbol on its forehead, another was the phase ‘Dumb Stuff ’, a third was a small drawing of half a heart and two arrows, and a forth was a three-foot drawing of an octopus. All of the images were white in colour and appeared to have been spray painted onto the roadway. It is believed that the suspect involved in this incident is the same person who graffitied the Len Purcell skateboard park. SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES

Chevy truck. According to the teen and his mother, each year their family chooses an organization to fundraise for as part of the Sadler Learning Centre read-a-thon program and this year they chose Toy Mountain as the recipient. Even though police were satisfied with the family’s explanation, homeowners are advised to always remember the Latin phrase – Caveat Emptor – let the buyer beware. In this case, the complainants did the right things by listening to their intuitions or spider senses and calling police. Manion Heights Crescent, Manion Heights: While out for a walk at around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, a complainant called police after he noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle parked on Manion Heights. The complainant told the dispatcher that there were two teens sitting inside of the car. On investigation, it was learned that the teens were attending a large house party on Manion Heights. Police monitored the situation throughout the evening to ensure things did not get out of control. Bayview Drive, Constance Bay: Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, a 911caller reported observing an unidentified male peering through her window and smiling.

The caller told the dispatcher that the suspicious incident had been ongoing for the past two hours and that at one point she noticed flashlights being directed towards her shed. The male was described as a white male, in his 30s, facial hair and was wearing a grey hoodie. The male was nowhere to be found when police searched the area. No attempt was made to enter the house or the shed. Spruce Ridge Road, West Carleton: A complainant called police at around 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, after he came across what appeared to be a homemade bomb made out of spray cans. Police investigated and concluded the suspicious object wasn’t actually a bomb. It appeared that some kids were playing around with the aerosol cans by lighting them on fire. Marchurst Road, Rural South Kanata: A complainant called police at around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, to report a suspicious vehicle parked on Marchurst Road with its headlights left on. The complainant stated the vehicle had been parked at the side of the road for the past half-hour for unknown reasons. The vehicle left the area before police could get on scene to investigate.

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Donald B. Munro Road, Carp Village: Patrol officers were dispatched to Carp Village for reports of suspicious canvassers Dec. 3. One complainant stated that two youths were canvassing the area for money on behalf of Toy Mountain. When the canvassers were unable to produce identification, the complainant became suspicious and called police. Based on the information provided by INTO THE DITCH the complainants, the officer was able Constance Bay Road: At around 8:30 p.m. on Sun- to locate the canvassers and the white day, Dec. 5, police were dispatched to Constance A PART OF YOUR LIFE IN THE Bay Road and Monty Drive for a single motor veARNPRIOR AREA FOR hicle accident. 3 GENERATIONS The driver stated that as he was proceeding down the hill on Constance Bay Road he felt the wheels 159 John Street North, Arnprior slip and the rear end give way. Rotating counterBusiness: 613-623-3939 Brokerage established in 1958 clockwise, the car slid backwards across the oncom• Fax: 613-623-9336 GREG TOWNLEY Broker of Record ing lane and descended down a deep ditch where it www.arnpriorlife.com • Email: gtownley@arnpriorlife.com 613-623-3906 collided into a tree. MISCHIEF Len Purcell Drive, Constance Bay: At around 4 DIRECT OFFICE

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HOBBY FARM BUYERS OR HOBBY ENTHUSIAST Take note 5 bedroom, 1.5 bath, original log home just minutes from Arnprior & HWY 417. Home has large entry mud rm/laundry rm, eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets, lrg living rm, 4 pce main bath features 10-jet tub.

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2+1 BEDROOM HI RANCH on nice treed lot backing onto farm field, large driveway, good sized bedrooms, kitchen with European styled cabinets, dining area provides access to backyard deck, large living room, full finished basement, large family room with woodstove. MLS #772707 $189,900 WOOD WORKING SHOP with walkout basement. 1st level has wood floors, main level has 10ft garage loading door, metal machine shop, attached warehouse with lrg loading bay, sm office, gas boiler heat, lots of power, lrg impound yard at rear, separate heated detached garage. MLS #768369 $279,000

WALK TO ALL SCHOOLS & DOWNTOWN old fashioned maple hardwood floors in living & dining rooms, large eat-in kitchen, 2 pce bath on main, wrap around covered front verandah, back yard deck off kitchen. Partially fenced back yard 1-car detached garage. MLS #753032

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Sports Carp hockey presence on World Junior team wards at six foot two or bigger. The size will be an advantage against top hockey countries like Russia and the United States when the tournament begins Dec. 26 in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Brand New Home! 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

865 Bayview Drive, Constance Bay Sensational sprawling single level living boasts 4 bedrms built in 2005, a fully insulated 1900 sq. ft. 6 car garage for your toys, 1.75 acres, hot tub, screen porch, famrm, beautiful kitchen, private master suite, extra large rooms, 20 mins from Kanata with great recreational activities at your door step. Get more enjoyment out of life with this intriguing home & property near the Ottawa River. Natural gas heat now in. $599,900

NEW PRICE! WATERFRONT! 134 Scenic Lane, Buckham’s Bay West Gorgeous lot with older 1 bedrm cottage on the Ottawa River with a breathtaking view of the Gatineau mountains. Older well, septic. Has hydro, laneway with boat launch, large shed, private dead end street. Get your house plans ready! Pretty spot amongst other beautiful waterfront homes $239,900

2120 Kinburn Side Road Unique & vast all- brick bungalow, 7.61 wooded acres has creek & foot bridge! Zoning allows for home based business. Circular drive, approx. 3500 sq.ft. of heated garge space with a huge attached garage/workshop with kitchenette, washrm & loft plus a 4+ heated detached garage. Beautiful 3+1 bedrm home, 4 baths, 3 fireplaces, main flr famrm, laundry, 6 pce ensuite, recrm. 50 year shingles. Includes appliances. A must see! $689,900

White Lake General Store $599,900, 6 Burnstown Rd., White Lake Serious inquiries only!! A tremendous opportunity is waiting for you in this profitable and prime location! Many improvements and updates come with the store and 3 bedroom apartment plus boasts LCBO/beer sales, postal outlet, gas pumps, lottery sales, groceries, propane tank exchange, ice, fishing/hunting licenses & snowmobile permits. Location attracts neighbours, campers, hunters, sightseers, snowmobilers and anglers.

SOLD! 354 Bayview Drive, Constance Bay Convenient one level living in this charming cedar 2 bedrm bungalow with den only 20 mins from Kanata, a stone’s throw away from Constance Bay’s prime beach & a short walk to nature trails. Open concept kitchen, dining & living rm, beautiful cultured stone Napoleon fireplace, huge fenced yard, patio door off master to second deck, riverview. List price $199,900

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West Carleton Minor Hockey celebrated the 35th anniversary of its telephone directory with a wine and cheese gala for all sponsors on Dec. 9. CappuVino’s Nathalie Sanscartier recommended the wine for the evening while WC volunteer Jennifer James was the chef with her exquisite menu to accompany the wine. Several student volunteers including Olivia Zoobkoff were in charge of the registration table, coat check and ensuring every guest took home their special gift of a WC Christmas ornament for their holiday tree. WCMHA thanks their many sponsors in the community for their continuous support and they are looking forward to the 40th anniversary celebration. Board members include, from left. Sherry Malloy, Tom Zoobkoff, Garry Quinn, Bev Stefanison, Beth Campbell, Shawn Kerwin, Jennifer James, Kerri Wilson and Bob Howat.


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All the work the Huntley Curling Club has put into its junior program has paid off in championship calibre teams. Now the Carp-based club has been chosen to host the 2010-11 Gore Mutual Ontario high school curling championships. The top eight boys and girls’ rinks will vie for the two titles Feb. 17 to 21. The youth curling program at the Huntley club was revived in 1999 and has been growing rapidly ever since. Last year under the guidance of youth co-ordinator Jill Rivington, the club had eight youth teams qualify for major playdowns, including Gore provincial finalist rinks skipped by Brett Lyon-Hatcher and Emily Au. Laureen Horton’s bantam team won gold at the Ontario Winter Games and will represent the prov-

ince at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax. Gore Mutual Ontario sponsors the Ontario high school championships. Started by the company in 1948, the competition is for the longest-running trophy in high school sports in Ontario. The winning boys and girls teams capture the coveted Gore Trophy and Gore Crystal. The competition is open to all male and female students enrolled full-time in school. The qualification process begins with zone qualifiers in December and January. Winners in each of the zone qualifiers advance to regional playdowns Feb. 5-6 to determine the eight rinks that will compete at the provincial championships. Last year, the winning rinks were from London (boys) and Grimsby (girls). In 2006, teams from Carleton Place won both the boys and girls championships. Other Valley winners over the years include Renfrew three times and Smiths Falls twice.

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and Discover Snowboarding packages are economical, educational and best of all ... fun.” Discover packages include a day (or night) lift ticket that’s valid on beginner lifts and beginner terrain. Instructors are certified either by the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance or the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors.

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tential, and improve quality of life in their communities.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is awarding $2,350,900 in community grants to 53 local not-for-profit and charitable organizations in eastern Ontario. Many of the latest grants represent an investment in community organizations that use innovation and collaboration to generate revenue, encourage social entrepreneurship and provide skills training. The groups address local needs, enhance employment and economic po-

• Eastern Ontario Local Food Cooperative: $108,000 over two years to support the newly-developed food cooperative by hiring a co-ordinator, webmaster and programmer who will upgrade the website, promote the co-operative along with the benefits of eating seasonally and locally, strengthen relationships with local farmers and processors, schools and restaurants, promote agritourism, recruit volunteers and provide training opportunities for farmers and

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the general public. • Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa-Carleton Branch: $91,000 over two years to increase the capacity of front-line staff working in employment support programs in 10 organizations to effectively respond to severe mental illness client needs. • Canadian Parents Of Murdered Children and Survivors of Homicide Victims Inc.: $7,100 over six months to purchase office and computer equipment to increase the organization’s administrative capacity to co-ordinate community based support for survivors of homicide victims in Ottawa. • Children’s Hospital of Eastern

Ontario Foundation: $25,000 over one year to develop a comprehensive fund development strategy and increase volunteer capacity to raise a $1 million endowment, The Unforgettables Fund (TUF). Funds raised will allow TUF to provide families facing significant financial hardship because of a child’s prolonged illness to be able to provide a dignified funeral for their lost child. • Victoria’s Quilts Canada: $40,000 over two years to increase participation in the organization’s Youth Volunteer Initiative, which will grow the group’s capacity to respond to growing demand for handmade quilts for cancer patients in Ottawa and surrounding areas.

Fisher savours ‘second home’ with Senators By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com In a lot of eyes, he’ll always be that fresh-faced young player who brings an abundance of energy every time he’s on the ice. So when you hear Mike Fisher suggest — in a joking tone, mind you — that “I’m no spring chicken anymore,” it’s easy to quickly dismiss such a thought. And at age 30, the Ottawa Senators centre is far from the end of the line in National Hockey League terms. But the fact that Fisher is now in his 11th season with the team… even that seems a little much to fathom for a guy who,

along with captain Daniel Alfredsson and defenceman Chris Phillips, forms the Senators’ veteran core. “It sure has gone fast, that’s for sure,” Fisher said when asked about his longevity in Ottawa. “It seems like almost yesterday that I was coming in here as a young guy. Then before you know it, it’s 11 years later. You don’t realize how fast it goes. “I think it makes you appreciate playing in this game. I’ve been blessed to be able to stay in Ottawa. I love it here. It’s become like my second home. I feel very fortunate.” Truth be told, Fisher had a

sense this was the right place to be right from that June day in Buffalo, when the Senators made him their second-round pick (44th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. “I had lots of relatives there,” Fisher said in recalling a day that is special for every aspiring young hockey player. “An aunt and uncle from Ottawa, they were there. My family is from Peterborough. So when my name was called by Ottawa, I was pretty excited to be coming (to a team) so close to home. I think my whole family was, too. It was one of my teams that I would have loved to have (been drafted by) and it worked out.” Fisher joined the Senators as a 19-year-old, admittedly in awe of players such as Alfredsson, Marian Hossa and Alexei Yashin, who were the team’s stars when he first arrived on the scene. Only Alfredsson and Phillips remain from Fisher’s first Senators team and now he’s one of the guys the younger generation looks up to for advice and guidance. “I like being in a leadership role,” said Fisher. “It doesn’t matter how old you are, you

can still learn and grow and do a lot of different things better. I’m still trying to do that. At this point in my career, I know I still have a lot more in me and I don’t want to leave anything behind when it’s all said and done.” There might be nobody better than Fisher to tell the next crop of Senators how good life can be in Ottawa — not that he imagined it all playing out this way. Fans still adore him and his tireless work with Roger’s House and other charities has made him a community icon. Life got even better during the summer when Fisher married country music superstar Carrie Underwood in a lavish Georgia wedding. “You never really know what life is going to bring sometimes,” said Fisher. “But I’m very fortunate to be in the league this long and to play for Ottawa.… I love playing here every night. The fans have been really good to me and I’m grateful for that. Hopefully, I can call it home for the rest of my career. That would be ideal.”

Washington Capitals Sunday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East

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The Capitals have wasted little time in showing they’re among the elite teams in the Eastern Conference once again. Any discussion about the Caps always begins and ends with the mercurial Alex Ovechkin, a goal-scoring threat every time he touches the puck. He gets plenty of support up front from the likes of Alexander Semin and Nicklas Backstrom, while Brooks Laich and Mike Knuble supply a dose of grit. Mike Green ranks among the NHL’s top offensive threats on the blue line, with rookie John Carlson a rising young talent. The unheralded Michal Neuvirth has carried the bulk of the goaltending load so far.

Senators on TV Dec. 17: at Colorado, 9 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Dec. 19: vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Dec. 23: at Nashville, 8 p.m. (Sportsnet Sens) Dec. 26: vs. Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Dec. 29: vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East))

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Impaired drivers face car impound Please find me a home

Police in Ontario have been given new powers to impound vehicles of offenders. Individuals can have their vehicles impounded for seven days on the spot if they are caught: • driving with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 (beyond the legal limit) or for failing/refusing to provide a breath sample; • driving while under certain Highway Traffic Act licence suspensions including chronic non-payment of family support; • driving without an ignition interlock device when one is required. The seven-day vehicle impoundment program changes are part of the Road Safety Act designed to keep suspend-

ed and impaired drivers off Ontario’s roads, long with those not paying child support. Government officials estimate that up to three-quarters of all suspended drivers continue to drive. About 2.3 per cent of all fatal and injury crashes in Ontario involve drivers with suspended or revoked licences. Annually, Ontario issues about 17,000 licence suspensions related to driving with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 and/or for failing/refusing to provide a breath sample. Vehicles can already be taken off the road for a minimum of 45 days if individuals are caught driving while under suspension for a conviction under the Criminal Code.

NEED A LOADING DOOR? 53 James St. Arnprior

Each week we feature animals from the Arnprior and District Humane Society that are up for adoption.

# 3843 Kirby

# 3374 Arielle

This easygoing, social kitty will make a

This pretty cat loves to be petted and brushed. Arielle is a four-year-old buffy orange spayed female who was brought with her kittens to the shelter last April to find new homes. She is a quiet cat who can be a little shy until she knows you, but once she warms up she is affectionate. Arielle will need to be put on a diet in her new home because she is a very large cat. Arielle would be best suited in a quiet home and she gets along well with other cats.

wonderful companion for some lucky family. Kirby is a two-year-old white and grey neutered male. He was a stray cat who was brought to the shelter in October. Kirby is very friendly and affectionate and is a gentle cat who gets along with both other cats and children. He is playful and curious but also has his quiet times. .

Supplies the shelter needs are non-clumping cat litter, dog cookies, paper towels and laundry soap.

Pet Pics with Santa is Dec. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arnprior Mall.

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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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Christmas Eve Services for the Parish of Huntley Rev. Mark Whittall Rev. Rick Marples 4:30 pm Christ Church Family Service with Holy Eucharist 7:30 pm St. John’s - Holy Eucharist 8:00 pm Christ Church Holy Eucharist Rev. Rick Marples 9:30 pm St James Holy Eucharist

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JOSEPH MORIN joseph.morin@metroland.com

For those who marvel at the athletic abilities of horses and the myriad ways they relate to humans, the Everything Equine Event was a feast of information and fun. The two-day event held at the A.M. Barr Arena in Kemptville featured athletic demonstrations along with indoor events, voltiging, reining, dressage, polo, pony club games, heavy horses just name a few of the many events visitors to the arena were treated to. This was the second annual Everything Equine Event, said organizer Marilyn McFadden. There was a steady stream of equine enthusiasts who attended. “In addition to a full day of demonstra-

tions in the arena, classrooms sessions were offered every forty-five minutes,” McFadden said. The subjects covered included: careers with horses and horses and insurance, nutrition, pre-purchase exams, judging, breeding your mare, saddle repair and sponsorship. While education was a key element of the event. “The event is the only one of its kind in eastern Ontario,” said McFadden. “All disciplines and types of horses and horse owners gathered under one roof for this weekend of education fun and networking.” An educational bursary was awarded to Raleigh Phillips. She is attending the Kemptville College Campus, University of Guelph. Lee Hutten received one as well. The passport contest was won by Tiffany Keone.

United Way breaks record United Way Ottawa has raised a record $31.4 million in this year’s community campaign, but is still short of its goal. The total exceeds the $30.7 million announced at last year’s achievement event by $700,000. The success is a result of the efforts of close to 14,000 volunteers in hundreds of workplaces in Ottawa. “We launched the campaign with an ambitious goal of $33.1 million — and that goal is definitely within reach,” said Cassie Doyle, 2010 campaign chair and senior advisor to the Privy Council during a celebration Dec. 2. “Tonight’s event is an opportunity to congratulate the community on what we have achieved over the last 10 weeks. We know that this year’s total will continue to grow as people make donations online or by phone and contribute to workplace campaigns running throughout Decem-

ber and January.” “The needs in this community, as represented by a significant increase in applications for funding from agencies new to our work, underscore the importance of every donor, and every dollar” said Michael Allen, president and chief executive officer, United Way Ottawa. “Today we celebrate our success so far, and remind our community that there is still an opportunity to contribute to making meaningful and measurable change happen in our city.” The 2010 campaign featured some outstanding high points. The high-tech community raised $2.3 million at workplace campaigns. The communications, hospitality and retail sectors made a record contribution of $1.5 million. The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign last week announced an impressive

achievement of $22 million for the National Capital Region, contributing more than half of United Way Ottawa’s achievement to date. The campaign has also been an opportunity to highlight other ways of engagement in community through United Way. Beau’s All Natural Brewery produced a community brew sold at their retail shop, with 30 per cent of the proceeds going to campaign. Some of our city’s outstanding individuals and organizations including Ottawa Senator Daniel Alfredsson and LiveWorkPlay co-founder Keenan Wellar were recognized for their community commitment with Community Builder Awards. To make a donation, call 613-228-6767, visit www. unitedwayottawa.ca or participate in a workplace campaign by completing a pledge form.

Community Bulletin Board Our Community Bulletin Board is now being offered as a free service to local non-profit organizations. We reserve the right to edit entries for space and time considerations. Send entries to derek.dunn@metroland.com.

DECEMBER 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. 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.

dell at 613-839-3400.

JANUARY 9 • The January Valley Singles Lunch will be held at J.R.’s Restaurant in Almonte at 12:30 p.m. For info, call Fay at 613-256-8117 or Johanna at 613-432-762.

JANUARY 21 • West Carleton Seniors’ Council invite you to a Winter Wonderland Candlelight Dinner and Dance at the Kinburn Community Centre on Friday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $30.00 per person. Live Band Music by Monty. Catered Buffet Dinner. No tickets at door. For more info contact Bill Duncan @ 613-832-4516.

DECEMBER 19 • West Carleton School of Performing Arts presents the December Showcase from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Constance Bay Community Centre. Cost is $2 and includes tot to teen dance performances, silent auction, raffles, Christmas bake sale. Winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. sharp, as will raffle winners. All proceeds fund the WCSOPA competitive dance teams.

DAILY • Fundraising for The Arnprior & District Humane Society runs all year. Please drop your wine, beer & liquor empties at the shelter 490 Didak Dr., Arnprior. For more see website www. arnpriorhumanesociety.ca.

MONDAYS • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kilmaurs will be holding its annual Christmas Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. • Carols for Christmas Community Concert. 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church, Pakenham, Call 613-256-3130. • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kilmaurs will be holding their Annual Christmas Candlelight Service at 7:00 P.M.

JANUARY 6, 13, 20 AND 27 • Kinburn & District Seniors are hosting a series of 6-hand euchres on Thursdays in January at the Kinburn Community Centre Time 1:15 p.m. Cost $4.00. Prizes and Refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more info contact Judith Wad-

• West Carleton Country Knitters, Donate your skills to a good cause by helping us to knit and crochet items for local charities. Can’t knit or crochet? We will teach you one-on-one. We also welcome any donations of unused yarn and needles. Our knit-alongs are held on alternate Mondays in the Carp/Dunrobin area. For more information call Paula at 613-832-2611. Find us using Google search, type wccknitters.

WEDNESDAYS • A parent-run playgroup at the Corkery Community Center at 3447 Old Almonte Rd. Structured arts and crafts, play dough, playtime, songs, dancing and stretching as well as story time for ages 0-4. Come and meet with other parents and caregivers in the area. Share ideas Please bring your own nut-free snacks.

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Resource centre offers snow removal programs JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre is offering two programs to help people with snow removal during the winter months. The Snow Go and Snow Go Assist programs help seniors and people with disabilities hire a contractor to clear their driveways and can help subsidize the payments. Not enough people who qualify are using the programs, said Dee Machum, one of three coordinators for the program with the WOCRC. The Snow Go program helps match people with an individual or contractor to clear snow off private driveways and walkways. “We provide them with names and locate somebody who can do it,” said Machum. “The client and the individual make arrangements for payment. The client pays the contractor directly.” The Snow Go Snow Assist program helps to cover the cost of the snow clearing up to $250. “It is a program that provides financial assistance to eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities,” said Machum. “We can assist them with a portion of their snow removal costs.” Those who qualify are defined as low-income – which is $25,000 or less a year for singles and $32,000 or less for couples and families. However, Machum said there are special case-by-

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case circumstances if someone makes a little more but the majority of the income is spent on a crucial service, such as the care of a relative. “If they do qualify then why not take advantage,” said Machum. “Any money we don’t spend gets sent back. It’s a shame when it’s not used up.” In order to be eligible for financial assistance there can’t be anybody living in the house who is able to clear the snow, said Machum. “For the purpose of ensuring their mobility the participant must be physically unable to clear the snow or ice from their driveway and lack the resources – either people or money – to clear it,” she said. “If somebody has hired their own snow contractor, they might not know

they can still come to us to get money to help pay. As long as there’s money available we want to help them.” The WOCRC helps clients in Kanata, Stittsville, Carp, West Carleton, Nepean, Barrhaven and Richmond. “There may be other things that they actually need in their homes and we tell them about other things we can help them with,” said Machum. The centre offers other services such as: • Transportation to medical appointments. • Transportation to shopping. • Housekeeping programs. • Social programs. • Meal delivery. “I just wish that people who qualify would make the phone call,” said Ma-

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