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Sharing ‘dark feelings’ Carp Ladies night speaker shares her story of struggle with bi-polar disorder KRISTA JOHNSTON West Carleton Review
Statistics show that one in ﬁve Canadians will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetime. For many, the symptoms of a mental disorder begin to surface during adolescence – a time which is already full of change, emotional instability and uncertainty. Already perched on shaky ground, many people will conceal their symptoms and fail to seek treatment for fear they will be judged or misunderstood. This isolation and secrecy can often lead to serious, if not disastrous, consequences for families, yet with the right support in place, a person suffering from mental illness can rise above their circumstances and become a champion
for change. Such is the story of Rachel Scott-Mignon. On April 14, a group of about 800 women listened attentively to the 28-year-old Aylmer, Que. resident as she shed light on her personal struggle with bi-polar disorder, during the Carp Agricultural Society’s Annual Ladies’ Night. Peering out at the crowd, Scott-Mignon stressed that she was “the face of mental illness,” and even though she looked so relatable and so normal she was “the one in ﬁve people affected.” During a personal interview last weekend, Scott-Mignon talked candidly about her life with bi-polar disorder and how her treatment has led her through many struggles and successes. See ‘TELL’ page 5
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READY FOR EASTER Hanna Toll and Scott Morrow joined about 30 other kids at the Constance Bay Community Centre last Saturday for crafts and other preparations leading up to Easter weekend.
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One of the ﬁrst questions asked at the Carleton-Mississippi Mills federal riding candidates meeting in Stittsville Monday dealt with negative advertising and badmouthing opposing party leaders. And while two of the participating candidates, Karen McCrimmon of the Liberals and John Hogg of the Green Party, pledged never to use negative campaigning (with Conservative candidate and incumbent Gordon O’Connor claiming that Conservative ads in this campaign are “actually factual ads,” eliciting a giant groan
from the capacity crowd of close to 200 at the Stittsville Legion Hall), all three were on their best behaviour throughout the meeting, as was the crowd. All three candidates came out in favour of more being done to recycle. Hogg cited examples in Europe where recycling is encouraged. He particularly advocated for a co-ordinated set of rules across the country for the recycling of electronic waste. McCrimmon suggested that federal government regulations could be changed to encourage more recycling and reduction of waste. She focused in on the reduction of packaging, saying
it should be restricted and should always be compostable. O’Connor said he favoured recycling as much as possible, associated with incineration. He said that he is not in favour of more landﬁlls. He also advocated changes to packaging in stores. “When I go to the store and buy something, it is encased like a mummy,” he said. In his opening statement, O’Connor recited the Conservative government’s managing of the economy through the recent worldwide recession. See ‘STAND UP’ page 3
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League honours volunteer coaches, staff The minor hockey coaching staff appreciation night drew a great crowd to the W. Erskine Johnston Arena sports club on April 6. Organizers at West Carleton Minor Hockey Association said thanks to all coaches, managers, assistants and trainers, along with on – ice helpers, for their time and efforts during the 2011-2012 season. Several volunteers were honoured with awards during the evening. After votes from many parents and players, the coach and manager of the year were revealed. Coach of the year is Scott Butler of the peewee A team. Manager of the year is Krista Marginson of the peewee B team. Trainer of the year is John Bennett of the minor atom rep B team. The awards banquet was last Saturday night at the Carp arena. The annual general meeting is Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m., at the arena.
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Saturday, May 7 The Cam Harvey Bursary Award is given to a graduating high school student who was also a West Carleton Minor Hockey player. This year the $500 bursary was awarded to David Little. Pictured, from left, are Maureen Harvey, David Little, Connor Harvey, Rob Harvey and Darin Little.
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Finding ways to slow down trafďŹ c, and keep youth busy, were among the ideas tossed around during the ďŹ nal rural review workshop held in West Carleton. Carp is better off than most of Ottawaâ€™s 26 villages when it comes to planning; it at least has a 2004 ofďŹ cial plan, unlike others that havenâ€™t updated their vision for development in 20 years or more. That aside, almost 60 residents came out to the agricultural hall on April 12 to tell city staff:
â€˘ speed bumps might slow vehicles; â€˘ youths need a skateboard park or somewhere else to meet; â€˘ a dog park, possibly on Diefenbunker land, would satisfy taxpayers who canâ€™t frequent family parks; â€˘ lack of parking near Huntley Centennial school and the medical centre is a problem; â€˘ the aquifer must be protected, regardless of development at the airport and elsewhere; â€˘ sidewalks are needed on both sides of all streets; â€˘ sidewalks should be maintained all year; â€˘ the splash pad should run more often;
â€˘ trails to the Carp hills are a priority; â€˘ a pathway network is needed; â€˘ the fairground extension should happen; â€˘ proposed pathways versus environmentally protected lands is a concern; â€˘ protecting the Carp River with fencing is important. Coun. Eli El-Chantiry was impressed with the turnout and many of the suggestions, though he can predict some will prove problematic. â€œThe emergency vehicles will not like the idea of speed bumps, that I know,â€? said the West Carleton-March councillor. â€œThe people who are speeding are
not from the Glebe. They are from our neighbourhoods. But, if you need more enforcement, call police. They will come out.â€? Participants learned the village is growing by 28 homes per year, with a capacity to accept another 535 homes. Over all, they were pleased with the land use decisions in place and reiterated the 2004 vision: development, yes, but with an eye to keeping the village feel. Staff will compile the information on its website, Ottawa.ca/rural review and will move on doable suggestions starting in the late fall.
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If youâ€™re upset that the federal electionâ€™s advance poll is being held on Easter weekend, donâ€™t blame Elections Canada. The politicians who set the May 2 election date are to blame. Elections Canada Eastern Ontario ďŹ eld liaison ofďŹ cer Joan Oâ€™Neill explained that the Canada Elections Act sets out exactly when the advance polls are held. They must be 10, nine and seven days before an election. So this election, the polls are on April 22 (Good Friday), April 23 and April 25 (Easter Monday), which has upset some church-goers. The polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. on all three days in various locations around the riding (check your voterâ€™s card).
Oâ€™Neill reminds voters they need identiďŹ cation to vote (consult the voterâ€™s reminder brochure that was mailed out last week). About 75 per cent of people use their driverâ€™s licence, but there are also other options, Oâ€™Neil said. She explained that electors can also vote any day up until 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at the returning ofďŹ ce for CarletonMississippi Mills at 555 Legget Dr., Suite 222 in Kanata (1866-238-4171). It is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. People can also vote by mail. Electors can still get on the list after that date and can vote on May 2 even if not on the list if they have the right identiďŹ cation. However, itâ€™s more convenient for all concerned if ensure they are on the list before the revision is completed April 27. More information is available at www.elections.ca.
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He also cited billions going into research and development, tax relief for seniors, expansion of the federal public service and over $50 million in infrastructure spending support in the Carleton-Mississippi Mills riding. And he said that the future would be more of the same. â€œThe economy remains our partyâ€™s priority,â€? he said. McCrimmon, in her opening remarks, said her extensive military career in countries around the world had taught her that Canada is a very blessed country. She said she has learned the importance of belonging to a community where people stand up for each other and for the community. She pledged to work for a country that is compassionate, hard-working and one where people look after each other. She said that a Member of Parliament can play a role even in matters like the Carp Road landďŹ ll expansion which are not speciďŹ cally within federal government jurisdiction. â€œI am offering to be your advocate, your ally,â€? she said. Hogg said his partyâ€™s focus is the future. He acknowledged the economy
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About 800 women stood an applauded the touching story of Rachel Scott-Mignon last Thursday evening during the Carp Agricultural Societyâ€™s annual Ladies Night. The 28-year-old Alymer resident, who suffers from bi-polar disorder, is an award-winning speaker and spokesperson for the Royal Ottawa Hospitalâ€™s You Know Who I Am Campaign. With Scott-Mignon, right, is the societyâ€™s homecraft president Lynn Hudson. â€œThe most discouraging thing is when diaries and blog entries and also travels I fall back into a depression, when I think across the province to tell her story in the Iâ€™m doing everything right â€“ trying to balance exercise, eating habits, sleeping habits and still get depressed, sometimes ending up in hospital,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s not fair! It shows that a large part of my illness is due to brain chemistry that I cannot control.â€? Living with the constant ups and downs of bi-polar disorder is very overwhelming, Scott-Mignon says. When she is well, her life is highly functional and goal oriented. Not only does she dive into her position on the management team of lululemon Athletica in Westboro but she can enjoy spending time with her friends and practicing yoga. However, when her disorder rears its ugly head, she is either faced with utter depression or mania. â€œWhen Iâ€™m depressed Iâ€™m tired all the +$%%!& / time and I canâ€™t get out of bed â€Ś I isolate myself and start cutting myself,â€? she explains. â€œI hear voices telling me to hurt or kill myself. When Iâ€™m manic itâ€™s like a carnival in my head. Thoughts, ideas, colours are vivid and swirling around quickly
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â€œFor the ďŹ rst 23 years of my life I was terriďŹ ed to share the dark feelings I was experiencing with my family, so I endured the feelings alone until I told my brother I was suicidal,â€? she explained. â€œItâ€™s only in the last ďŹ ve years that I have opened up.â€? As a young child, Scott-Mignon vividly remembers experiencing feelings of overwhelming sadness and loneliness without having a particular reason. She adds that despite having a loving and stable home environment her condition continued to worsen over the years, with her depression becoming more â€œpainful, persistent and intense.â€? Since her diagnosis, Scott-Mignon says she has received more than 30 different medications in various combinations (even seeking new medications in the U.S.), has been hospitalized four times in three different psychiatric wards (with stays lasting up to six months), has undergone electro-shock therapy 12 times and has seen a range of professionals to stabilize her overall health and well-being. â€œIâ€™ve said it before and Iâ€™ll say it again, I am very lucky. Fortunately I have received lots of help, partly because Iâ€™ve asked for it,â€? she said. â€œUnfortunately I am one of the unlucky ones who are somewhat treatment resistant. In rare cases this happens.â€? When asked about the amount of medication she has received and how the combinations of medications have affected her, Scott-Mignon explained that the side effects of psychiatric medications can be â€œquite dramatic and disturbingâ€? and cited an incident during treatment in Toronto where she suffered a grand-mal seizure because she was taken off an anti-depressant too quickly. â€œFortunately my psychiatrist here in Ottawa is excellent and we have a constant, open dialogue about all my meds and we work slowly,â€? she says. â€œWhen youâ€™re an in-patient in the hospital they work much faster, putting you on and taking you off mediations because you are monitored pretty much 24/7 by the nursing staff.â€? Despite having gone through so much with her medication trials, Scott-Mignon was also faced with the side effects of a drug called Clozapine, which she says, is notorious for weight gain. With in the period of one year, ScottMignon says she gained almost 70 pounds and ended up battling even harder against two other self-destructive patterns â€“ an eating disorder and cutting herself. â€œThe eating disorder is recently diagnosed but has been present for a long time,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s been one of the two ways in which my anxiety has manifested itself with the cutting. I got really anxious about the weight gain and started cutting myself again,â€? she added. â€œI hadnâ€™t cut myself in a month or two.â€? Scott-Mignon indicated to her Carp audience last week that cutting, although misunderstood, can provide better relief for her than medication at times. She pointed out that she does not endorse this practice but says the experience of physical pain for her can provide an immediate calming affect on her more â€œpainful psychological state.â€?
hope of eliminating the stigma attached to mental illness. She admits that telling her story to the masses has been an amazing experience not only for the positive response she receives but because the process acts like a kind of therapy for her and gives her an outlet which she thoroughly loves. â€œMy story gets a little more self-revealing every time I speak,â€? she says. â€œIâ€™m lucky enough to be doing what I love. Iâ€™d like to branch out and do more speaking, more blogging and Iâ€™d love to work for the Royal Ottawa in some capacity.â€? Her message to individuals and families who are also battling mental illness could not be more clear and concise. â€œJust hang on,â€? she said. â€œThose three words can help you through some tough moments. If you just hang on through the bad moments, when you have lost all hope of ever coming out of that lonely black hole in which you ďŹ nd yourself, you can ask for help. There is hope out there.â€? To learn more about Scott-Mignonâ€™s story, visit her blog at www.youknowwhoiam.com.
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Police nab youthful Robin Hood shooting arrows CONST. PETER JEON OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE
A 911 caller reported to police that an unsupervised youth was ﬁring arrows into the street on Porcupine Trail, Dunrobin on April 14. According to the caller, a boy was nearly hit by a passing car. After a short search police located the young Robin Hood. Both the boy and his parents were educated and warned about the danger of using a bow and arrow, and of passing cars. YOUTH PROBLEMS IN GALETTA A complainant alerted police to a suspected break and enter attempt into a summer cottage that occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on Monday, April 11 and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 on Mohr’s Road, Galetta. The complainant became concerned when he noticed that some of the wooden board used to secure the garage appeared slightly pried open, as if someone wanted to peer inside, and a screen door was left ajar. Police inspected the cottage, but there weren’t any signs of forced entry. The complainant advised the police that a number of youth are starting to hang out around the bridge area on Mohr’s Road, leaving behind garbage and beer bottles. YOUR CALL IN ACTION A passerby called 911 shortly before midnight on Wednesday, April 13 to report that a vehicle had driven into a ditch on Donald B Munro Drive and was attempting to get out. When police pulled up on scene they found a 47-year-old female driver struggling to maneuver her SUV up the steep bank and back onto the roadway. Over the roar of the engine ofﬁcers barked out commands ordering the driver to stop. After several attempts to break through the noise barrier and the intense concentration of the driver, one of the dispatched messages registered with her. Silence once again ﬁlled the night air as the roar of the SUV ceased with the turn of a key. With the elements of control and safety ﬁrmly in their hands the ofﬁcers started in on gathering up and assembling the puzzle pieces that would constitute this evening incident. On speaking with the driver the ofﬁcers uncovered a large piece of the puzzle; a faint sweet smell of alcohol was detected on her breath. To assess the signiﬁcance of this ﬁnd the investigating ofﬁcer gave the driver a roadside alcohol screening test. As a result of registering an ‘A’ on the Alcohol Screening Device (ASD), which is deﬁned as a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) between 0.05 and 0.08, the driver was issued an immediate three-day driver’s licence suspension and her SUV was pulled out of the ditch and towed to her driveway.
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WEST CARLETON OUT OF WOODS? Week 15 and ﬁnally West Carleton has made it through a weekwithout a single deer collision. Only one deer collision was reported in the Rideau-Goulbourn area near Munster and Fallowﬁeld Road. The total score now stands at 49 to 17 in favor of Rideau-Goulbourn. Disturbance April 9 Armitage Avenue, Armitage: Shortly before midnight on Saturday a complainant called police after she overheard the sound of vehicles racing up and down Armitage Avenue. The complainant stated that there were two vehicles racing around and she could hear the occupants talking about spilling beer and partying at a house on the water side of Armitage. (Please note that this call is linked to the suspicious incident below.) Always remember, your calls matter. You are the eyes and ears in your neighbourhood and together we can keep crime at bay. Mischief April 9 Woodkilton Road, Woodlawn: A pickup truck was extensively damaged sometime during the early morning hours on Saturday by an unidentiﬁed culprit. In addition to slashing the tires the culprit smashed in the windows, lights and mirrors; and scrawled inﬂammatory words into the painted surfaces of the truck. Because of the targeted nature of this mischief it is suspected that the responsible person is known to the owner. Suspicious April 9 Armitage Avenue, Armitage: Shortly before midnight on Saturday, a complainant called the OPS Call Centre to report that a suspicious vehicle was observed speeding down his back lane for unknown reasons. The vehicle continued to the dead end of the laneway before it turned around and ﬂew out of the area. The laneway is located behind the complainant’s residence off Armitage Avenue. The vehicle was described as a full size sedan, possibly a Chevy Impala. Even though the complainant was unable to get a description of the driver or the licence plate number he wanted the incident documented just in case the vehicle is involved in other criminal activity. Isn’t it fascinating how your calls play a very important part in the overall community puzzle? One piece may seem insigniﬁcant, but it could turn out to be a very important piece.
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April 9 - Richardson Side Road, Carp Business District: A tailgate was stolen off of a pickup truck sometime between 4 and 11:50 p.m. on Friday, April 8 by unidentiﬁed thieves while it was left unattended in the Cheshire Cat Pub parking lot. Pickup trucks owners are advised to take the necessary precautions to securely fasten the tailgate to their truck. Over the past year there have been numerous reports of tailgate thefts from various sorts of trucks. April 9 - 1500 Thomas Argue Road, Carp: An unidentiﬁed suspect attempted to steal a Bombardier Rotax 582 engine off of a home built plane sometime during the overnight hours on Friday, April 8.
April 11 Charlie’s Lane, Carp: Sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8 and 7 a.m. on Monday, April 11, unidentiﬁed thieves broke into a locked storage trailer on a construction site and stole over $6,000 worth of equipment and smashed in
the front windshield to an excavator. Police investigators are following up on some leads and have alerted patrol ofﬁcers to be on the lookout for a white rental cubed van that is moving in and around construction sites during usual hours. April 12 - Opeongo Road, Crown Point: Sometime between March 7 and April 11, unidentiﬁed suspects stole a home built wooden sailboat from a complainant’s property. The sailboat was last seen sitting on a
raised platform just behind the complainant’s cottage. Only the boat was taken; the sails and oars were left behind. The sailboat is described as a shellback custom made boat, 11-feet long and 4-feet wide. The exterior is white in colour and the interior royal blue with natural wood trims and seats. It is suspected that at least two people were involved in the theft and it was carried away during the time when the river was still frozen.
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SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GIFT Masen Malone of Constance Bay, sitting left, and Jessica Wood of Woodlawn, sitting right, held a combined 15th birthday party March 26. Instead of gifts, they requested their guests bring food donations for the Arnprior and Area Food Bank. Their friends pictured above all attend West Carleton High School and generously donated 100 pounds of non-perishable food.
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WEST CARLETON REVIEW - April 21 2011
The reason for the season Jesus died for this holiday. Forgive us for putting it so bluntly, but that’s where the origin of Easter comes from. Even nonbelievers can agree that Jesus died. Whether he rose again three days later, well, that’s a debate for another day. But there is no debate that tomorrow is Good Friday, when Christians the world over remember Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross. Many of us will get the day off. Some will go to services and masses, while others will spend time with family and friends. But there are some who are trying to wring any last vestige of the sacred out of what is, at its heart, a holy occasion. While the story is hard to verify, various media outlets are reporting that a teenage volunteer at an elementary school in Seattle told a local radio station that she was told to use the politically correct term “spring spheres,” when she tried to give the kids plastic Easter eggs ﬁlled with candy. And what was the ﬁrst reaction of the kids when they saw the eggs? Right, they called them Easter eggs anyway. In fairness, a spokesperson for the Seattle public school system told the Toronto Star recently
that they were not able to conﬁrm whether the incident actually happened. This creeping secularization of Easter is getting to be a bit too much. But removing any and all mentions of anything that might even remotely be construed as religious robs children of so much of the history of all faiths – think of the great works of architecture inspired by a desire for a worthy house of worship, the literature inspired by God, and the acts of charity and social justice that inspired holy men like Ghandi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When the secular overpowers the religious aspects of one of the holiest days of the year for a large number of people in this country, we lose sight of some very important lessons. Lessons which, though they spring from The Holy Bible, can be of valuable insight to believers and non-believers alike. On Good Friday and Easter Sunday especially, we can take away the lesson from the Gospel according to John 15:13, that “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
What goes around, crashes around By the morning after the leaders’ televised election debate, 380,888 people had watched a You Tube video of a driverless tractor in a Walmart parking lot in suburban Toronto. Apparently 670 people liked it and 28 people disliked it. For those who haven’t seen the video, what happens is that a tractor without a driver somehow begins driving in wide circles around the parking lot. It keeps returning to the side of the Walmart building, occasionally scraping it, then heads out into the parking lot again on another sweep and bashes into cars, pushing some ahead of it. It jumps the curb and crushes a tree. The only sound to be heard is the roar of the tractor and the voices of some of the people gathered to watch from a safe distance. “Oh, man, I feel sorry for those cars,” someone says. The tractor makes several sweeps. In the middle of one, a police car arrives, then another. They drive around a bit, as if they don’t know what to do. Only the tractor knows what to do. Finally, it slams into a light pole, stops and somebody climbs up, reaches in and turns off the ignition. There is no applause from the specta-
CHARLES GORDON Funny Town tors, but someone can be heard saying to the video camera owner: “Put ’em on You Tube you got good money for that.” Somehow there are lessons in here for us and for our political leaders, who were too busy debating to watch. For example, the video lasts six minutes and 11 seconds, which is very long in our short-attentionspan world. Yet people watched it all the way through, which is more than can be said for the average political speech or even political commercial. Because You Tube world has strange practices of its own, several people even posted their own videotaped reviews of the event. Could such an event be restaged for political gain — a driverless bus with Liberal colours, for example, knocking over everything in sight in a parking lot, per-
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To the editor: Re. Rainstorm disrupts commuter plans, West Carleton Review, April 14. There is no mystery about why our roads are being ﬂooded and in some cases washed out during rainstorms. This situation was predicted during the First Rural Summit held shortly after Councillor El-Chantiry was ﬁrst elected to council. It is really not fair of him to blame the problem on God as reported in the West Carleton Review of April 14. One of the rural services cut by the city after amalgamation was the an-
nual cleaning out of our ditches. I was told that the new vehicle bought by our township for that purpose was taken to another part of the city and for a while we didn’t even have the long grass cut along the roadside. While that service was reinstated, our ditches are still not being cleaned out and that leads to water build-up and clogged culverts. A few years back a senior resident reported to me that she was very concerned about the situation. She said that she used to be able to go out each spring and walk through her ditch picking up bottles and paper, but because weeds and young saplings were
now growing there and the water was so high she couldn’t even walk there wearing hip-waders. She had reported it on several occasions and a man from the city ﬁnally came and told her the ditch would be cleaned out in the summer if she agreed to pay for it on top of her taxes. He also told her that it would do no good unless each of her neighbours agreed to have their ditches cleaned out as well. Another lady was told the same thing when she called following a heavy rainstorm in the middle of winter. Her ditch overﬂowed and the water ran down her long lane into her yard. It
then froze leaving her stranded in the house for two weeks surrounded by a yard of ice. Whether they have a ditch in front of their house or not, all residents of West Carleton and rural Kanata should be concerned because when the roads are ﬂooded, trafﬁc patterns are disrupted and when emergency repairs have to be carried out they cost all taxpayers a lot more than regular maintenance costs. After 10 years of neglect our troubles are just beginning! Adele Muldoon Dunrobin
GRANDPARENTS DAY Grandmother Lori Dark holds Ezra Dark and great-grandmother Lois Mundy is all smiles at Stonecrest’s junior kindergarten show last week.
April 21 2011 - WEST CARLETON REVIEW
Flooding problem caused by neglected ditches
Life and death on the farm Lambing season begins with feelings of joy and sorrow
THE ACCIDENTAL FARMWIFE Diana Fisher I could do. Normally I would call the Farmer in at this point but he had already headed in to work for his last day of exams. I was on my own. The ewe appeared to be very old. She had a very bony back and she was wearing the metal
ear tag belonging to the ﬁrst set of sheep the Farmer had bought about 11 years ago. She had probably provided over a dozen lambs over the years. I tucked a ﬂannel rag under her cheek to make her more comfortable. Her eyes looked sad. Her breathing was shallow. I decided to roll her onto a blanket and pull her out of the pen so that she wouldn’t get trampled by the other sheep on their way to the feeder. Sometimes all we can do is make them comfortable in their last hours. I wasn’t even sure if she was pregnant. It’s sometimes difﬁcult to tell, particularly with the old girls. I wondered if she was dying of old age or if she had just toppled over and exhausted herself, as the pregnant ewes seem to be fond of doing. I rolled her up onto her elbows and there she sat, happily munching on a bowl of sweet feed. But still she couldn’t get up on her own. I scratched my head and decided to let the Farmer solve the mys-
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born, one or more will be temporarily deprived of oxygen, leaving them a bit stupid upon entry into this world. These poor creatures are regularly found rooting around in corners and under feeders, in a feeble attempt to ﬁnd their mother’s teat. They will only survive if we manage to get some of their mother’s colostrum into them. I’m no good at milking sheep. I tried, and the ewe was very patient, but I only got a few drops. We had to wait for the Farmer to come home at lunch. I mixed up a bottle of milk replacer and fed my new lambs. They weren’t very good suckers – so I ﬁlled a syringe dropper with milk and ﬁlled their bellies that way. That afternoon the Farmer did the best he could to help the lamb. But it died anyway. I peeled my smelly barn clothes off and scrubbed the itchy lanolin off my forearms. And vowed not to get too attached to the new babies this year.
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I headed out to the barn the other morning with lambs on my mind. The ewes are right on schedule for the season, and they’ve been patiently waiting in the barn for a couple of weeks now. First I checked under and around the feeders in the yard. I don’t want anyone getting away with dropping a lamb and abandoning it. It’s happened before. Then I checked all corners in the barn, where the ewes who are still outside (awaiting haircuts) would most likely wander in to give birth. That isn’t the plan, of course (but farm animals laugh at human plans). The most pregnant-looking ewes have already been shorn and are inside, where it is dry and warm. When I entered the lambing area, I noticed something odd. A ewe was lying on her side, and all her pen-mates were as far from her as possible, in the corner. I climbed in to see what
WEST CARLETON REVIEW - April 21 2011
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Green light for weekly green bin, biweekly garbage New residential waste collection to start November 2012 LAURA MUELLER email@example.com
Despite opposition from some residents, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said city council made the “smart” decision by choosing to pick up the green bin every week, while making garbage collection biweekly. “First and foremost, garbage is our problem,” Watson said at a city council meeting on April 13, just before council voted 18-4 in favour of the new residential waste collection program. “No one likes to deal with it, but it’s our … collective responsibility to ﬁnd ways to dispose of (waste) in a sustainable fashion,” the mayor said. Some councillors (Rainer Bloess, Diane Deans, Jan Harder, Bob Monette and Tim Tierney) would have preferred to see seasonal biweekly pickup, which they said would have quelled fears of stinking garbage piling up in the summer months. But increasing collection to weekly in June, July and August would have axed $3 million from the anticipated $9 million in annual savings, said Dixon Weir, the city’s general manager of environmental services. Not only that, but it would have reduced the amount of organic waste diverted from the landﬁll by about 50 per cent, because people tend to produce more organic waste in the summer, he added. Capital Ward Coun. David Chernushenko said a seasonal change in collection would only cause confusion. “Are we in fact giving the message to the public, ‘Don’t bother putting it in your green bin?’” he asked. “My fear is that if we move this way, we are going to be undermining (our message) for three months of the year.” Instead, council decided to delay the start of the new collection program by about ﬁve months. Not only will that give the city two summers to educate residents about the program before it begins, it could also provide time to get a better deal on the waste collection contract, said River Ward Coun. Maria McRae, who is also the environment committee chair and suggested the motion.
Harder was on the fence about whether she should support biweekly garbage pickup, because many residents had told her they were opposed to it. In the end, delaying the start of the change until November of 2012 was enough to satisfy the Barrhaven councillor’s concerns. But Harder still wasn’t happy that the hundreds of emails from residents that she passed along to city staff weren’t included in the public consultation analysis. Marilyn Journeaux, the city’s manager of solid waste services, said it would have taken too long to analyze information in letters, so only public feedback submitted through a waste-collection survey (and those received at public meetings) were considered - 4,806 comments in total, plus 200 emails sent through the city’s dedicated website on the issue. DIVERSION Switching to biweekly pickup is expected to divert an additional 10,000 to 20,000 tonnes of organic waste from the landﬁll, Weir said. That will boost the diversion rate from the current 44 per cent to around 54 per cent. But that still leaves Ottawa 15,000 tonnes short of its 60 per cent diversion target, said Bloess, the councillor for Innes Ward. The city will never be able to achieve that diversion target until it tackles the “ICI sector” – industrial, commercial and institutional organizations, Bloess said. The city is currently only focusing on residential waste collection and has yet to roll out the green-bin program to apartment buildings before ICI collection is even considered. Weir said city staff expect to hit the goal of a 60 per cent diversion rate by the end of this new waste contract, which will be in 2016. Watson agreed that Ottawa is a “lagger, not a leader” on the issue of organicwaste diversion. RURAL/URBAN SPLIT The garbage issue emerged as one of the most divisive issues for a council that
has to contend with the needs and desire in the green-bin program, even from ruof both its urban and rural residents. ral residents, because there are many maBy and large, rural councillors said their terials that can be placed in the bin that residents don’t want the green-bin service, cannot be put in a backyard composter. either because they already use a backyard composter and don’t want another system imposed on them, or because they have more concerns about the bins attracting pests and rodents. Four councillors voted against The Kanata Wellness Challenge is a FUN 6 week biweekly garbage pickup, all program to help you reach your weight loss goals and from ridings on the outskirts improve your diet and lifestyle. At the end of the 6 weeks of the city: Stephen Blais (Cumthere will be prizes for the top challengers who have lost berland), Allan Hubley (Kanata the most weight or body fat! The BIGGEST LOSER wins!!! South), Monette (Orleans) and Doug Thompson (Osgoode). So how much does all of this cost? But there was one notable exception to that rule. for a week period! Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri expressed his exasperation that city council was still talking about increasing organic-waste diversion, ﬁve years after the Your $97 includes • Weekly Weigh In and Measure topic was ﬁrst debated in coun• Weight Loss Coaching cil chambers. This issue stares his residents • Creating Focus Goal Setting in the face each day as they con• Fun and Friendships tend with living next door to the • Tips and Advice city’s Trail Road landﬁll. • Lifestyle Education “If you don’t know what a • Support and Community Feel garbage mountain feels like • Weekly Prizes and Rewards next to a community, come out • from May 2 to June 11, 2011 to Stittsville. Come out to West Carleton,” Qadri said as he supported the move to biweekly garbage pickup. By contrast, urban councillors were some of the biggest cham329 March Road, Unit #106, Kanata, Ontario • K2K 2E1 Register by going to www.AdjustingLifestyles.com pions of the program. Somerset or by calling 613-591-91511 Ward Coun. Diane Holmes drew 461550 a few groans when she lightheartedly suggested that if people are concerned about maggots in their green bins, they should open the lid and let birds feast on the protein. Many, including Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume, agreed the change to biweekly should have happened when the city ﬁrst introduced the green bin in 2008. Weir said the city has been getting “tremendous interest”
Time to educate Key is that residents understand how green bins work One thing that became apparent through public consultations on garbage pickup is that residents simply don’t understand how the green bin works. Between now and November of 2012, when Ottawa will switch to biweekly garbage and weekly green bin pickup for residents, expect to be schooled on the system. “(This is) where have we missed the boat and obviously not done well with the green bin,” said Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder during an environment committee meeting on April 11.
Environment committee chair Coun. Maria McRae (River Ward) said she is serious about telling people how to use their green bin to avoid having smelly garbage sitting around for two weeks. There is a $400,000 education program planned, and McRae said the environment committee will have the ﬁnal say on any strategy that’s used, adding that she is not keen on seeing any more television commercials of children smiling with their green bins. In contrast to the advertising that
has taken place so far, McRae said she wants the focus to be educational to give people the information and tools they need to make the program a success. Educational campaigns will focus on both residents and schools to get the message out, said Dixon Weir, the city’s general manager of environmental services. Capital Ward councillor and environmentalist David Chernushenko said education is the way to “move people through that aversion to diversion.”
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City backs rec centre redesign Still a chance YMCA might reinstate funding: councillor LAURA MUELLER firstname.lastname@example.org
$125,000 said Steve Kanella- possibility of the funding kos, director of city opera- coming through “Where will be the cuttions. Wilkinson said there is off line for this? We need to still a chance that the Y could move on,” he said. Wilkinson said she will come up with the funding, and if is announced soon, it hold an open house to show could mean the original de- the plans to the public on Tuesday, May 10 from 7 to sign could still be built. The Y’s board met in mid- 9 p.m. at the John Mlacak March to discuss the pos- Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. connecting your communities sibility of re-instating the funding, Wilkinson told the West Carleton Review, but didn’t come back with a decision. “There is still action going that would enable the Y to guarantee funds or ﬁnd other source,” Wilkinson CHIROPRACTIC • ACUPUNCTURE Dr Paul Sly said. Chiropractor If the funding comes through by May, the city could still go back to the original design, she said. West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El Chantiry was less enthusiastic about the lingering Leanne Hiller Kimberly Capiral Hélène Wilson
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Another area of controversy around the council table when it came to garbage services was the proposed “special services” pickup, which will offer weekly diaper and incontinence-product collection for households that sign up for it. Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley was particularly concerned with privacy issues. He worried that seniors would be too embarrassed to put out bags for the “special service” on off-weeks for collection. Dixon Weir, the city’s general manager of environmental services, said people who are concerned about identifying themselves through the special pickup don’t have to use it. “This is not a mandatory program,” he said. Weir said between 75 and 100 households in each of the city’s ﬁve waste-collection zones are expected to use the service. Other councillors questioned whether there would be additional costs associated with offering the service, even though Weir said the program could be combined with other work that’s already being done. Supervisors already travel around neighbourhoods between collection days to pick up leftover garbage, and those trucks could also collect the “special service” waste, Weir said. People who are interested in the service will be able to sign up through the forthcoming Service Ottawa initiative on
ottawa.ca before the collection system changes in November of 2012. Another area of controversy was the proposed “special services” pickup, which will offer weekly diaper and incontinence-product collection for households that sign up for it. Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley was particularly concerned with privacy issues. He worried that seniors would be too embarrassed to put out bags for the “special service” on off-weeks for collection. Dixon Weir, the city’s general manager of environmental services, said people who are concerned about identifying themselves through the special pickup don’t have to use it. “This is not a mandatory program,” he said. Weir said between 75 and 100 households in each of the city’s ﬁve wastecollection zones are expected to use the service. Other councillors questioned whether there would be additional costs associated with offering the service, even though Weir said the program could be combined with other work that’s already being done. Supervisors already travel around neighbourhoods between collection days to pick up leftover garbage, and those trucks could also collect the “special service” waste, Weir said. People who are interested in the service will be able to sign up through the forthcoming Service Ottawa initiative on www.ottawa.ca before the collection system changes in November of 2012.
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It was with a heavy heart that Coun. Marianne Wilkinson supported a decision to scale back the new Kanata recreation centre. Even as city council approved a more conservative new design for the centre, she held out hope that the National Capital YMCA could re-instate its $6 million funding contribution in time to build the centre in its full glory. “I support the motion with some regret,” the Kanata North councillor said. “It will be a very nice facility, but not quite as nice as it could have been.” The city had been working in partnership with the YMCA for about a year and a half to build an enhanced recreation facility which would have served a catchment area that included West Carleton.
Wilkinson said she ﬁrst heard rumblings that the YMCA might be pulling its funding last fall, but it wasn’t until March 2 when the organization ofﬁcially announced it couldn’t afford to give the $6 million it committed to. That means scaling back the facility by about 1,393.5 square metres. Components the community won’t be seeing include the second gymnasium, a running track, enlarged individual and group ﬁtness spaces, family activity zones and a dedicated childminding/playcare space. With the YMCA’s contribution, the total project was set to cost $49.14 million. Scaling it back will make it worth around $43 million, which is mostly coming from development charges the city has been collecting for the project for many years. Redesigning the facility will cost another $100,000 to
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Stay safe around lakes and rivers, urges OPG Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is lowers the levels in the reservoirs and reminding people to Stay Clear and Stay lakes feeding into its power dams. This is done in anticipation of spring rains and Safe this Easter Weekend. Winter’s last gasp means spring freshet snow melts. “People coming up to is delayed in some regions, their cottage or camp may which means faster than normal water can be ex- “The water this time see some low water at this time of year, but if we get pected near OPG’s dams. of year is very cold normal freshet and rain, “The water this time of then levels will be back to year is very cold and riv- and riverbanks are normal averages,” Murerbanks are slippery. The slippery. The best phy added. He also noted best thing to do is keep a that many lakes managed safe distance and make thing to do is keep by OPG are in fact resersure your Easter Weekend voirs that were created for is a safe one,” said OPG’s a safe distance and power generation. John Murphy. make sure your OPG manages the water Murphy noted that the company is expecting most Easter Weekend is a levels and ﬂows on many rivers and lakes based on lakes and rivers it man- safe one.” water management plans ages to have normal water levels this year. John Murphy of OPG approved by the Ministry of Natural Resources. The “We’ve got good snow plans are established after pack in some regions, others had more than 30 centimetres of snow consultation with stakeholders, and facon the weekend and we’re getting good tor in such things as water levels and water ﬂows for ﬁsh and wildlife, recreationrainfall too,” he said. “The information we’ve seen so far in- al and commercial use, and downstream dicates that 2011 will be a normal year for users such as water treatment plants and precipitation. This is a sharp contrast to power generation. “It’s always a balancing act. We manage 2010 when we had record droughts resulting in many reservoirs having lower than what nature provides us and try to make sure everyone gets their share of this normal water levels.” Murphy explained that each year OPG valuable resource,” Murphy said.
WEST CARLETON ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP #2 Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM) has recently held two rounds of Public Open House events, as well as a Workshop to discuss the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed landﬁll footprint and other ancillary facilities to be located at the West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC). As a follow up to these public consultation events we will be hosting a second Workshop for stakeholders to discuss this proposed project in greater detail. The workshop is scheduled to take place as follows:
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 Kanata Recreation Complex 100 Walter Baker, Kanata, ON 7:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The WCEC Workshop #2 is designed to provide an additional avenue for consultation with local residents, businesses, agencies and interested stakeholders. This Workshop will be interactive and will offer an opportunity for participants to discuss the comparative evaluation methodology and provide input on the relative importance of evaluation criteria. To register, please contact Cathy Smithe at (613) 836-8610 by April 25, 2011 For further information, please visit our website http://wcec.wm.com
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APRIL 23 • Easter Egg Hunt at the Constance Bay Community Centre starting at 1 p.m. the hunt will be held outside if the weather permits, inside in the case of inclement weather.
APRIL 24 • Annual Children’s Easter Party at the Royal Canadian Legion West Carleton Branch 616. Everyone is welcome to come to the party at 377 Allbirch Rd, from noon to 2:30 p.m. There will be lunch, treats, crafts and games. Of course, the Easter Bunny will be there! Need more info? Call Arleen at 832-2495 or the branch 832-2982.
APRIL 27 • The sixth Annual Bethel United Church Fashion Show starting at 7:30 p.m. Fashions by Bonnie and Company from Carleton Place. It will be held at the Kinburn Community Center. Tickets cost $10- available from J Sparks at 613832-9201 or J. Waddell at 613-839-3400. • Just Food will be offering a beginner level organic vegetable gardening workshop at the Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper (between Bank St. & Kent St.) on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost of the workshops is $5 or pay what you can. Contact Susannah Juteau at 613-233-4443 ext. 2198 to reserve your spot. Check justfood.ca for more.
APRIL 28 • Kinburn and District Seniors of 6-hand euchres at 1:15 p.m., admission $4, refreshments available. Everyone welcome to the Kinburn Community Centre. • Corkery Gardening Club members generally meet every second Thursday from the spring through until fall garden closure. First meeting is Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Carroll Homestead Community Park (3774 Old Almonte Rd.) For more info, call 613-256-5148.
APRIL 29 • A Much Music Video Dance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Grades 5-8 at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can purchase tickets at the Harbour Store, The Lighthouse, Dunrobin Meat & Grocery and Darvesh.
• Annual Clean-up the Bay Day and Community Garage Sale, starting at 8 a.m. at the Constance Bay Community Centre. Tables are available for $10 each. Breakfast will be sold from 8:30-11 a.m. Each person must register at the centre to receive a rafﬂe for a chance to win a prize. Cash bar and bbq will be available from noon on. If to reserve a table for the garage sale or to donate a prize for the rafﬂe, please contact Joelle at 832-4384 or email email@example.com. • Adult Mixed three-pitch softball open registration at the Constance Bay Community Centre from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more info, call 613-832-3559.
us to knit and crochet items for local charities. Can’t knit or crochet? No problem. 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 or Sue at 613-839MAY 6 2542. Find us using Google search, just type • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616 West Carleton is featuring troubador Gilles Arsenault in “wccknitters”. We look forward to hearing from you! in the main hall, 377 Allbirch Rd., Constance Bay. Join as for TGIF dinner, then stay for the entertainment. Gilles will take requests from WEDNESDAYS 6:30 to 10 p.m. Everything from pop to rock to • A parent-run playgroup at the Corkery Comcountry. Everyone welcome!
munity 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 and advice, enjoy a complementary coffee or teas. Please bring your own nut-free snacks. • Does Food rule your life? Tired of diets that don’t work? Overeaters Anonymous will welcome you. No dues or fees. Meetings from 6:307:30 p.m., West Carleton Community Complex, 5670 Carp Rd. at Kinburn Side Road.
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• St. Micheal’s 4-hand Euchre Tournament series at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre, 100 Clifford St. Doors open at noon, tournament starts at 1 p.m. 8 games played, $20 per person, Over the past few $700 prize. For more info, call 613-623-9780. weeks, winter’s silence
males are their efforts to achieve immortality u s u a l l y genetic has been replaced by the ones have been rewarded. Some readers have spring’s exuberance. that put on • Spring Comedy Show Night with DJ to folAs soon as the suggesgreat per- reported that male carlow, doors open at 7 p.m. show starts at 8 p.m. tion of daylight brightformances, dinals have begun ﬂyTickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (if ens the sky, bird song m a k i n g ing against windows or seating is still available) and will be on sale starting April 7 at the Constance Bay Gas Bar begins. themselves attacking car side mirMany of you report highly visi- rors. and The Lighthouse. These actions are that Northern Cardinals ble through and House Finches now visual and simply part of the drive • The 24th Red Trillium Studio and Garden serenade the dawn; in dis- to achieve immortalTour takes place Saturday and Sunday. There Michael Runtz audible ity. The birds are seeing plays. will be 31 artists and gardens on this tour with more rural regions others report that gobbles But by their reﬂections and a number of new artists and returning artists. Nature’s Way of Wild Turkeys greet m a k i n g think they have a rival Admission is free and brochures are available the morn, and soon after, themselves in their territory. at www.redtrilliumst.com and from Catharine Their innate reaction the mufﬂed drumbeats of Ruffed apparent to females they 613-839-2793. Grouse liven the woods. also expose themselves is to drive it away before the bold intruder mates All the sounds we now hear, to danger. MAY 10 whether they come in the form The risk of being de- with their female, mak• An E-Book roadshow takes place at the Carp of dawn bird song or evening tected by a predator is ing all their vocal and Branch of the Ottawa Library from 6:30-8 p.m. choruses of frogs, reﬂect a major a very real danger that visual efforts go for principle of natural history. Ani- courting males face. Ad- naught. MAY 14 Just think how much mals usually come in separate vertising for a mate can • St. Mary’s Church, Sixth Line road Dunrobin, less interesting our sexes. come at a fatal cost. annual plant, book and bake sale from 8 a.m. As I write, I look out my back But the rewards for world would be if anito noon. window and see Dark-eyed Juncos successful advertisers mals did not have the need to advertise for vigorously scratching the ground are great. • Walk the Bay to aid research on women’s They get to pass on mates. cancers from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The fundraiser for millet seeds and American All I can say is vive la Goldﬁnch delicately plucking ni- their genes to another and awareness walk starts at the Constance difference! generation. Bay community center and is about 8 km long, ger seeds from hanging feeders. Some of the juncos are slate If their offspring are ending up back at the community center. DonaThe Nature Number gray, their white breasts contrast- also successful in ﬁndtions are strongly encouraged. Any questions ing sharply with the dark feath- ing a mate and produc- is 613-387-2503; email is feel free to call Shawna at (613) 832-2479. See ers, making them look as if they ing young in the future, firstname.lastname@example.org. you there and wear your pink. are wearing tuxedos. Others are paler versions, with • The Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Specializing brown mixing with the gray. Legion Branch 616 Annual Spring Bazaar and in Interlock These are the females, just back Craft Sale is Saturday in Constance Bay. Ven& Retaining from the south. dors, only $20 for a 12’ table, doors open at Walls Landscaping Many of the goldﬁnches look 7 a.m. to set up. Doors open for business at 9 not much different than they did a.m., breakfast available. Lawn Maintenance, Commercial and Residential, all winter, with soft olive and pale Interlock Walkways, Retaining Walls, Tree & Brush yellow dominating their plumMAY 28 Removal, Top Soil, Sand, Gravel. age. • Free personal safety workshop for women Bob Cats, Mini Excavators, 20 Ton Excavator Others, however, have bright of all ages from 1-4 p.m. at the Kinburn Client & Backhoe Rentals, Triaxle Dump Trucks, Commercial yellow bursting through the paler Service Centre. Pre-register with Ruth at culz& Residential, Septic Systems email@example.com or call 613-832-1044, Carol at tones, with their wings and caps 12 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-623-1174 turning black. These are the males. Their brilor Terry at email@example.com or call liant colours were there all win613-623-6436. ter; the winter-long wearing of the pale feather tips has now libJUNE 18 • Lanark County Interval House Fundraiser from erated the vibrant hues formerly KANATA MEDICAL ARTS BUILDING, 105-99 Kakulu Rd., Kanata, ON K2L 3C8 hidden beneath. 5-11 p.m. Food and wine tasting by Cheshire All of the colourful and noisy Cat Pub, Silver Jewelry Sale by Silver Desire, Live EYE EXAMINATIONS • CONTACT LENSES Auction/Silent Auction 613-256-0228/ Herbgar- pageantry of spring is due to aniOPTICAL DISPENSARY • ON SITE LAB mals having two sexes. den.on.ca. New Patients Welcome Hermaphroditic animals, such as earthworms and clams, fail to JULY 24 liven our world with colour or • Midsummer Herb fest, A Celebration of sound. Healthy living from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or DR. DAVID DICK • DR. MICHAEL ROBERTS They need not impress another DR. AGGIE FRANZMANN • DR. LORENDA SMITH • DR. 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• The fourth annual Giant Yard Sale at The Herb Garden 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine, free parking for sellers and buyers. All kinds of merchandise acceptable.
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A new learn-to-run clinic takes place Saturday mornings in the lead-up to the annual Diefenbooker Classic, which raises funds for West Carleton libraries. Constance Lazurko, left, Dayle Mulligan, and Jackie and Ron Stadnyk are involved. Submitted photo
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towards the point where they can run 5-km without stopping. The weatherman has been conspiring against the group. Despite a rainy morning where the thermometer only barely budged above 0, and the majority of mornings where below zero double digits are the norm, the group has made it to the point where they can run four minutes and then a whistle signals that they are allowed one minute to walk before the cycle starts again. On March 26, 36 runners woke up to -12 Celsius with a biting wind, and made their way to the West Carleton Medical Centre for their ﬁfth session of the clinic. They met Mulligan and her assistants who had traded in their St. Patty’s shamrocks head gear for colourful bunny ears and got to work. Participants agreed that it is starting to get harder and they have to reach deep to ﬁnd the grit to continue. Diana Baird, however, ﬁnds it’s getting easier. Her secret to success is something that will warm every teacher’s heart. “Homework pays off,” a smiling Baird stated. Participants are encouraged to repeat the day’s run/walk times on their own at least two other times during the week. The Learn to Run clinic participants will be out in full force April 30 at the Diefenbooker Classic to demonstrate the fulﬁllment of their commitment to improved ﬁtness. Join them for a fun morning of exercise and community spirit with proceeds beneﬁting the West Carleton branches of the Ottawa Public Library. There are events for all ﬁtness levels. Enjoy running, walking or cycling in the country. Bring the kids for age appropriate events at the Carp fairgrounds. Full details of the event can be found on the website: diefenbookerclassic.ncf.ca. Online registration is now open at eventsonline. ca/events/diefenbooker_classic.
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Look out Taylor - British Columbia’s Village on a Diet - Carp is gunning for the title of Village on the Run. Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday mornings, the village’s parade of athletes has their sights set on the ﬁnish line at the Diefenbooker Classic on April 30. As an experienced runner with 48 race events under her running shoes, the Diefenbooker Classic committee convinced Carp resident Dayle Mulligan that she was the ideal candidate to lead a new initiative – a free Learn to Run clinic. Hoping to recruit enough people to make a clinic worthwhile, volunteer Mulligan agreed. Then, the ﬂood gates opened. After receiving 110 emails from interested residents in West Carleton, Arnprior, Almonte, Stittsville and Blakeney, even a race hardened Mulligan was breathless at the response. Luckily, her running buddies jumped in and agreed to become clinic assistants. The running group comprised of Mulligan, Jackie and Ron Stadnyk, Jane Dowd, Kristina Ireland and Constance Lazurko began running together three years ago. At that point, they each had achieved at least the 5-km distance, having started just like the group they are helping using a run/walk program. Slowly and consistently building their endurance and distance, the running buddies progressed to the half-marathon (21-km) and Jackie and Jane have completed several marathons (42-km). This running group was ready for the challenge of helping other community members achieve their ﬁtness goals. Five weeks ago on a frigid, February morning with a temperature of -26 Celsius, 85 brave, runner wannabees showed up at the West Carleton Medical Centre pumped to become members of Mulligan’s Learn to Run clinic. Using a run/walk program, the group has been steadily working
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Community TOYS FOR BIG BOYS The 12th annual Fishing and Outdoors Show lured enthusiasts from across the valley to Carp last weekend. Browsers were invited to shoot targets with Mark Craig of Ottawa Valley Outdoors Promotions, while Wayne Allen of Arnprior Sportland shows off the boats for sale. Photos by Derek Dunn
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PROSPECTS CAMP An elite under-16 players’ camp hosted by the tier one Central Canadian Hockey League was held at the Kinburn Sensplex last weekend. Playing for the black team during a scrimmage is Patrick Hahn of West Carleton. Other local players included Anthony Meehan. The region’s top junior prospects are now eligible for the May 18 draft. Photo by Derek Dunn
Each summer evening as dusk approaches, you may notice small sooty coloured birds chirping overhead and circling tall chimneys. Are these birds cigar-shaped, with relatively long pointed wings? Is their ﬂight quick and jerky? Do they dive at chimneys around sunset? If yes, then you likely have chimney swifts in your neighbourhood. This urban species at risk is experiencing rapid and alarming decline. The Canadian chimney swift population has declined by 96 per cent over the last 40 years. There are several suspected causes of the declines, including decreases in suitable roosting and nesting habitats. Ontario SwiftWatch is a volunteer-based monitoring program that is designed to gather information on abundance, distribution, and habitat of threatened chimney swifts across the province. This information is essential in determining how and where to best focus our stewardship efforts to conserve this special urban species. Anyone interested in learning more about this species, its conservation and monitoring can attend a workshop hosted by Bird Studies Canada, the Ottawa Stewardship Council and the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club on Wednesday, May 4 from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden Interpretive Centre, off Prince of Wales Drive. Please come prepared for a short walk through the neighbourhood. For more information, please contact Kristyn Richardson, Stewardship Biologist, Bird Studies Canada, at 1-888-448-2473, ext. 127; krichardson@ birdscanada.org.
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NEWER HOME IN QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD of White Lake. Walk to lake & swimming, boat launch, park rec center, outdoor rink & play ground, store, restraunt and snowmobile trails. 3 bedrm home with open concept design, lrg kitchen access to side deck. MLS #778969 $284,500 DOWNTOWN ARNPRIOR RETAIL BUILDING 2280 sq.ft. main ﬂoor space, employee parking at rear, 2nd storey former apartment, basement for storage, gas heating, furnace 2001, central air, newer roof.
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60 COLIN ST., ARNPRIOR APRIL 30, 1-3P.M. 3 bedroom family home on nice lot at edge of town, open concept design, oak kitchen, dining area has access to private backyard deck (12x18), good sized bright living room, access to 2 car attached garage from house.
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Summer is a great time for kids. They need to get away from the everyday stress of school as much as adults need to get away from their full time jobs. What better way to help kids relax and enjoy their time off than to send them to summer camp? (By the way, this gives parents a nice break too.)
Your child’s interests What does your child like to do? Children know what they like and don’t like. Ask them for their input. If your child is active and loves to play sports, a sports camp is probably right for him or her. If your child is creative, then choose a camp that offers arts and crafts. Camp choices are as varied as children themselves. Choose a camp with the speciﬁc focus geared toward your child. Day Camp versus Overnight Camp Depending on the age, maturity and independence of your child, he or she may or may not be ready for an overnight camp. Some overnight camps accept children as young as six years old. Only you
Before you make a camp decision for your child, there are a lot of factors to consider. You will want to do your homework before you drop your child off for the day to be cared for by people you hardly know. It’s not easy. There are so many camps to consider and they come in all shapes and sizes. There are day camps, overnight camps, golf camps, horseback riding camps and science camps to name a few. Here are some general considerations:
can decide when the time is right. Convenient Location: Location is important because you will have to drop off and pick up your child every day. You’ll want to consider your drive time and also keep in mind the hours of the camp. Cost: Of course, the cost is something to consider. The cost of camp should reﬂect the service provided. When comparing camps by price make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. Some camps include lunches, while others include snacks, t-shirts, hats, extended hours and off site ﬁeld trips. Price alone, can be misleading. I’ve always believed, “You get what you pay for”. Research: With pencil in hand, contact the camps you are considering and ask some speciﬁc questions. Not all camps are created equal, so ask the same questions to each camp director and compare their answers. You need to feel comfortable with their answers before you make your choice. This is not an exhaustive list, but here are a few questions to get you started:
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1. Who do you hire as counselors? Are they experienced? How old are they? Are they certiﬁed in CPR and First Aid? Have they undergone a criminal record check? continued on page 24
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offer a guarantee? What is your cancellation policy?
2. What are your hours for the camp program? for pre and post camp care? Is there an additional cost for extended hours?
9. Where can I ﬁnd more information about your camp? Do you have a web-site? Can I register online? Can I pay by credit card?
3. What is the ratio of campers to counselors? Ratios of 8:1 are common. A maximum of 10:1 is probably the maximum ratio you would want.
The best way to determine if a particular camp is right for you is to ask a lot of questions. Camp directors are used to answering questions about every detail of camp. If you don’t get the answers you are looking for, keep searching. You need to feel good about your decision. After all, you want your child to have an awesome camp experience that will forge memories to last a lifetime.
4. Are snacks or a lunch provided? Is the lunch program optional or mandatory? 5. What do you do on rainy days? Are your facilities air-conditioned? 6. Do the children swim every day? What are your rules for supervision at the pool? Is there a wading pool for young campers? 7. Can you provide a list of references or testimonials? Word of mouth is the best reference. Ask around and ﬁnd out where other parents are sending their children. 8. What if my child doesn’t like the camp? Do you
Matt Barr is the owner of Camps Canada, a summer camp based in Ottawa, Ontario. As a voice for Canadian Camp Owners and Camp Directors, Matt is a frequent guest on radio and television programs across the country discussing the latest trends and issues in summer camps. He can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Youth get a kick out of soccer coast to coast “Supporting youth soccer at the grassroots level is a priority for us at BMO,” said Sandy Bourne, vice– president of advertising, sponsorship, events and merchandising with BMO Financial Group. “We work to make soccer more accessible through our sponsorship of local soccer clubs, and continue to support youth players through BMO Team of the Week, a new contest that recognizes teams for their achievements both on and off the ﬁeld.” The nationwidecontest runs from April to August and is open to all youth soccer teams with players aged 7 to 12. The grand prize includes $125,000 for a soccer ﬁeld refurbishment, and a road trip to a Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC home game. Teams will be rewarded not only for on–the–ﬁeld accomplishments, but also for spirit, passion for the game, and community efforts. www.newscanada.com
(NC)—One million players, some three million followers, plus a burgeoning professional scene, make soccer one of the fastest growing sports in Canada. Across the country, we now have more than 840,000 registered players (and many more unregistered), as well as 1,500 youth clubs and about 46,000 teams enrolled with the Canadian Soccer Association. With more participants than any other sport, soccer is perhaps one of the most accessible sports around – all you really need is a ball and a ﬂat surface. The majority of those playing “the beautiful game” in Canada are youth, whether involved recreationally or competitively through house leagues and rep teams. A recent BMO poll found that one–third of Canadian parents have their children enrolled in soccer, more than double that of parents who have their children in hockey, or in baseball, basketball and swimming combined. The top three reasons parent cited for getting their children on the ﬁeld were to have fun (86 per cent), for the health beneﬁts of physical exercise (76 per cent) and to learn teamwork (70 per cent).
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These camps are intended in a fun and dynamic setting. The focus on these camps will be on: 1 the 5 essential strokes of the game 2 the rules 3 point scoring 4 sportsmanship and to have fun playing tennis. Each camp will conclude with a BBQ or a pizza party on the last day (Friday) from 11:30 am for the Mini-stars and Bigshots and 3-3:30 pm for the Future Stars and Teens.
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