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Cap gun collector a throwback to the Wild West BY HARRY GALLON West Carleton Review

There is a new sheriff in town and his name is Mike Lebrun. In reality, Lebrun is the postmaster of the Kinburn post office, but in spirit, he is a character straight out of the Wild West. “The Wild West was a much simpler time,” said Lebrun, who was born and raised in Arnprior, and has been a resident of Kinburn since 1979. “It wasn’t hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. If I lived in that time, I would have liked to have been the sheriff: I like people to be accountable. I certainly wouldn’t have been the gunslinger.” Gunslinger, no, but a man in possession of more than 250 vintage cap guns, a humdinger, you could say, of a unique and well-loved collection. “I didn’t appreciate the craftsmanship of cap guns as a kid,” he said.

“They are not like toys now: they were made to last. The quality of materials and the workmanship that went into them is amazing. They were made with pride, and it shows.” Lebrun, 57, grew up watching the western television shows of the day – The Roy Rogers Show, Rawhide, Hopalong Cassidy - and took more from them than just entertainment. “The dialogue and storylines always had a good moral,” he said. “They were romanticized versions of the old cowboy code, but I learned that if you went outside that code, there would be consequences.” Lebrun recalls buying a Leslie-Henry cap gun from Mr. Slaughter’s Barbershop and Hobby Store in Arnprior as a boy. “They provided a lot of entertainment for a relatively small price,” he said. See ‘WILD WEST’ Page 3

ARTS OF PLAY Intermediate students at Huntley Centennial Public School in Carp hosted an Arts of Play coffeehouse last Wednesday evening in support of the Right to Play program. The evening featured entertainment from students, art displays, dance, drama and music. A drum circle with traditional African rhythms kicked off the night of entertainment. Pictured from left are Kassandra Crawford, Keira Frosst, Rachel Tustian, Regan Toltesi and Jane Burn. Photo by Krista Johnston

Family’s misfortunes mount Cottage destroyed by fire in MacLaren’s Landing

If tragedies occur in threes, then a family with strong West Carleton roots has filled its quota. The Spence family cottage, one of the oldest in MacLaren’s Landing, dating back to 1932, will have to be razed after fire consumed both floors Sunday afternoon. The summer residence at 169 Cottage Lane was owned by Vern Spence. His daughter-in-law Trish and three young children were staying there. No one was hurt in the fire. Even the family dog was rescued; next door neighbour Glenn Byrne – who orga-

nizes the annual car show for prostate cancer research on the Carp fairgrounds – rescued the big poodle-like dog. However, last year Trish lost her father. Soon after that it was her husband, David, who died in a snowmobile accident near their Kars home (close to Manotick). Sandy Byrne, Glenn’s wife, said the fire may have started from a toy with batteries. But Ottawa Fire Services are investigating rechargeable batteries left in the front room as the possible cause. Either way, Byrne said it could have been much worse. “Glen and our son Jason were hosing down the side

of our shed before the fire department came. The smoke was just incredible,” she said. “Thank God there was no wind at the time of the fire. If it had been as bad as it was earlier in the weekend, there’s no telling how many cottages would have gone.” Fire services spokesman Marc Messier said 50 firefighters and 17 emergency vehicles were on hand for 30 minutes before the blaze was brought under control at 2:30 p.m. “When firefighters arrived, heavy black smoke was coming from around the chimney, roof and windows,” Messier said. See ‘COTTAGE’ Page 3 Direct: (613) 295-2456 Office: (613) 270-8200 View Virtual Open T T NEWCE NEWCE NEWING JUSLD JUSLD House Online @ SO SO PRI PRI LIST Top 3% 69 Frances Colbert 108 Pineridge 107 Frances Colbert 104 Wildmeadow 203 Deerwood Nationally CARP VILLAGE WESTWOOD ESTATES CARP CARP COUNTRY MEADOWS DEERWOOD ESTATES CARP ROCKWOOD HILLS

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WZPS placed second and Jordan Gibeault of WZPS came in third. Bryce Walker from John XX111 came in first in the Junior Boys, Ben Nickerson of St. Michael’s came in second and Sam Wolfe of St. Joe’s placed in third. Placing first in Intermediate Girls was Mikayla Davis from St. Joe’s, in second place was Lauren Hass of St. Joe’s and Anne Marie McNab of WZPS placed third. Austin Martin of McNab came in first out of the intermediate boys race, Coleman Orestein of WZPS came in second and Dylan Kasabuski of WZPS came in third.

The annual Fitzroy-over-theCarp cross country race, sponsored by the Arnprior Optimist Club, was held on Friday, May 20, at Fitzroy Provincial Park. It was a sunny day down at the provincial park beach, near the mouth of the Carp River. Dozens of students, teachers and parents gathered for fun and exercise. “I like that it’s just for having fun,” said Jaydon Nicholas. “It’s about seeing what time you get and trying a lot.” Walter Zadow placed first for the Junior Girls with McNab following in second and John XX111 coming in third. St. Michael’s came in first for the junior boys and WZPS came second and AJ Charbonneau placed third. Placing first for intermediate girls was St. Joseph’s, coming second was WZPS and in third was



St. Michael’s Fitzroy Grade 6 and resource centre teacher Diana Eden is busy keeping kids on schedule at the run. Having a great time is Caitlin Clouthier, left, Amber Clouthier, Margot MacKenzie, Amelia Schultz, Emma Kucharik and Taylor Gribbon. Photos by Derek Dunn

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Wild West settles in Kinburn, with guns western television shows as boy helped install the cowboy code in me. I guess it’s safe to say I still live by it.�

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graved, nickel plated, and several models, gold “You could make up stoplated. Some ries in your head about good even came with guys and bad guys. They a warranty. were great for the imaginaToday, their tion.� value is deHe purchased the Leslietermined by Henry for 98 cents in the “demand and early 1960s. Today, the same condition, gun can fetch up to $500. not necessarLebrun says he started ily scarceness,� collecting cap guns “by acsaid Lebrun. cident.� In 1996, he was alHis most valuready collecting, buying and able piece is a selling antique toys. He was Kilgore “Ameriat the Stittsville Flea Market can� model. one Sunday, liked the look of Dating to 1940, an old cap gun – and purit is made of chased it. cast iron, and “It brought me back to according to my childhood and those old western shows,� said Leb- Mike Lebrun owns more than 250 vintage cap guns, saying he appreciates Lebrun, worth over $800. run. the craftmanship and durability. “It is old-store He liked the feel of it, the stock, still in the detail, and the craftsman“The mortality rate for cap guns were box. It was never used and is in ship, and felt a renewed passion for an old high,� said Lebrun. “They were fired and mint condition.� love. His most cagey purchase was Prowling flea markets, local gun shows often used as a battering tool. Finding a pair of Mattel “Shootin’ Shell and nostalgia shows, in addition to scour- something that is not damaged is rare. “I consider myself more of a curator 45s� he bought at the Stittsville ing the Internet, Lebrun slowly began to fill antique and hand-crafted display than a collector. Cap guns will never make Flea Market for $80. After some units. He started his collection by pur- a comeback as toys. Guns are just not po- research, Lebrun determined they were worth $800. chasing Texan and Texan Junior models, litically correct in today’s society.� His favourite piece is the Stalwhich were manufactured from 1940-66. TOP-CALIBRE COLLECTION lion “41-40� model. Today, he has devoted an entire room in “It was quite expensive in its his home to storing and displaying his di“Top end� cap guns featured rotating time and was the one you always verse collection. Each item is tagged: manufacturer, model, year made and number cylinders, the capacity to hold bullets and wanted. You had them in your were made of cast iron. Most were en- hand as a kid, and after all these to cross reference a model manual. years, I now have one of my own. It is a good feeling.� He also possesses a pair of 44 calibre “Navy Colts,� replicas of the gun Clint Eastwood wielded in The Outlaw Josey Wales. Lebrun is currently on the lookout for a ‘Fargo’ model. Made in 1940, they are “very real looking and extremely scarce.� He is also on alert for a Roy Rogers ‘Premium’, gold-plated and a cap gun “you could only win in a contest.� In addition to cap guns, Lebrun’s hobby room contains cap gun rifles, holsters, vintage photographs, badges, western paraphernalia and art. “Whatever is unusual and unique, what I haven’t seen before,� he said. Lebrun and his wife Connie live on a three-acre spread, complete with five large outbuildings. Their property is a menagerie of animal life: horses, dogs, cats, exotic chickens and geese. Lebrun has worked as a lumThe fire on Cottage Lane in MacLaren’s Landing resulted in no injuries, and a dog was rescued from the cottage. Photo by Derek Dunn berjack and still cuts all his own firewood. At one time, he toiled as a prospector. When time persaid, cautioning that the investigation mits, he strums his six-string and Continued from front writes songs. And as postmaster, has yet to be concluded. Damage is set at $100,000 for the build- he knows all the local characters “The cottage was not used as a primary residence. And no one was home at the ing and $20,000 for contents. Bryne said that call his town home. Lebrun’s affinity for the Old the family had insurance and are already time of the fire.� West runs deep. Messier warned against leaving cell trying to put the incident behind them. “The cowboy culture of the “Vern said he wants it torn down as phone or even laptop batteries to recharge quickly as possible to get it ready for his Old West holds a special attracwithout someone nearby. tion for me,� he said. “Watching “They can overheat and cause fire,� he nephew’s wedding in September.�


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Learning from 100 years ago Women’s group takes a journey back in time to 1911 The Canadian Federation of University of Women/Kanata has organized an historical tour of five one-room schoolhouses in Kanata and West Carleton, set during the early 1900s. The Pioneer School Days interactive tour will run on Sunday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Try Maypole dancing and English Country Dancing, which were practiced as a part of the celebration of the coronation of King George V. Sing along with early Canadian folk songs. Of course, you must attend to mathematics with oral arithmetic and the times tables and spell words like “monarch” and “Buckingham Palace”. School is fun too with pioneer crafts and outdoor games. Artisans will demonstrate some old-fashioned skills. Most children walked to school but you can climb into a buggy or cutter, or peek out from cutouts of children in pioneer garb and have your pictures taken at one location. Treat yourself to old-fashioned cookies, candy and preserves for sale at the Bake Table at S.S. No. 1 Huntley (now The Cheshire Cat Pub). Former students and teachers of one-room schoolhouses shall delight with their stories, and will answer questions. Grade 3 students, who study pioneering, will find this educational event particularly interesting, as will local historians. It also complements the grades 4 to 8 heritage studies. Based in Kanata, Dunrobin and Carp, Pioneer School Days is laced not only with history – from heritage buildings to displays of old text books, photographs and other memorabilia – but also with loads of fun that can be shared as a family. It’s unique and the first in Ottawa. Tickets are limited, so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment. The tour is very special because proceeds support annual scholarships to local high school graduates on their way to universities and to Algonquin College. Tickets are $10 cash or cheque (three and under, free) and are available at the following locations across Ottawa: Art Mad,1300 Main St., Stittsville; Dunrobin Village Meat Co. Ltd., 2808 Dunrobin

The S.S. No. 2 Huntley, left photo, and the S.S. No. 1 Huntley (now the Cheshire Cat restaurant) are both on this Sunday’s tour.

ian cut-out figures. this time. • R.C.S.S. No. 3, March at 2355 Second • S.S. No. 2, Huntley at 3012 Carp Rd., Carp began as a log school around 1835 Line Rd., Dunrobin, was re-built from a and was rebuilt in 1903. Now it is a resi- log structure in 1905 and is now a residence owned by Christ Church, which dence owned by the original land owner’s dates back to 1838. At these two locations, descendants. Skip and toss beanbags while you wait there will be class, teaching about pioneer life, hands-on activities, artisans at for school to start. Study 1911 lessons in work (weaver, spinner, lace-maker, quil- this formal schoolroom. Sing folk songs of that period. Listen to story telling by ter, tapestry and needlepoint), display of SCHOOLHOUSES & ACTIVITIES artifacts from the early 20th century, day- former students and teachers, who atAll five schoolhouses were built old baby chicks; Outdoor games behind tended a one-room schoolhouse. Capture over 106 years ago with some of the schoolhouse (horseshoes, races) and a memories with a photo opportunity in a them originally existing as log photo opportunity with wooden Edward- buggy and cutter. structures from as early as 1835 and some with heritage status. Designed for wide appeal, the activities vary with each schoolhouse and are outlined below. • S.S. No. 1, March at 400 Goldridge Dr. was re-built in 1886 where a log building first existed 30 years earlier. Now a heritage site and meeting place owned by the City of Ottawa, it’s the spot for trying out Maypole dancing (if weather permits) and English Country Dancing. • S.S. No. 2, March at 895 March Rd., was first erected in 1828 and then re-built in 1892. In 2006, the beautiful historical restoration resulted an Ottawa Architectural Conservation Award. It now houses Dr. James Lacey’s Kanata Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. Parking also available next-door at Marchwood Dental, 1054 Halton Terr. See an original, anatomy quiz preserved on the pine blackboard, Thursday, May 26, 2011 7 pm - Rev. Chuck Price try making some pioneer crafts or watch or play hopscotch. Friday, May 27, 2011 7 pm - Rev. Chuck Price • S.S. No. 1, Huntley at 2193 Richardson Side Rd., was rebuilt Sunday, May 29, 2011 10 am - Rev. Cal Anthony in 1883 where “Mulligan’s School’ first existed as log structures in 1820s. It is now The Cheshire Cat pub, a heritage site where you can treat yourself to old-fashioned cookies, candies and preserves for sale at the bake table and sip free coffee. Look at old textbooks and the photographs that are hanging on the walls of this delightful schoolhouse. This schoolhouse is Schoolhouses have transformed into businesses, in- open to the tour from 10 a.m. to cluding this one on March Road. noon, and for tasty lunches after 468874 Rd., Dunrobin; Scrumptious, 1610 Main St., Stittsville, Kiddie Kobbler, 490 Terry Fox Dr., Signature Centre, Kanata; Two Monkeys Coffee & Tea House,14-4100 Strandherd Rd., Barrhaven. Go online for more info: www.

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The Kinburn Community Association is ready for a busy summer ahead, starting with the ever-popular tractor pull. The 16th annual Tractor Pull, to be held Thursday, June 16, will again be held on the spacious grounds of the Antrim Flea Market. This is one event where spectators and participants get to feel the rural lifestyle in action. The tradition and goodwill, the smoke in the air, the vintage and modern machines roaring to life, the food and small talk – all are great fun for young and old alike. “I love the people and the tractors,” organizer Jayne Coady said. “I think it’s such a neat way to bring people together.” Coady said it is especially fun for kids, who get to go up close to the machines, see how they are hooked up to the box-like weight and dragged down the dirt track. They can wander around the pits, maybe even climb aboard one – if they are lucky. The day is all about boys and their toys, but it’s also about raising funds for the community association. Over the years the tractor pull has pulled in $35,000 for the association. Coady credits people such as flea market owners Terry and Wendy Hooper for donating their time and resources to mak-

ing Kinburn and area a better place. “The location gives us lots more room. We outgrew the Kinburn Community Centre,” Coady said of the change a few years back. “They are really awesome people to give back to the community. It’s wonderful to be able to work with them.” However, if that were the only fundraiser for the year in support of the community association, which gets a $100,000 grant from the city every year, the volunteer organization’s obligation to raise $30,000 annually would be a failure.

vides all the corn, which is free for the enjoying. Other items will be for sale to raise more funds for the village. Then comes what has already turned into the event of the year in Kinburn. The second annual Swampfest will welcome back some great entertainment on Saturday, Aug. 27, including Gail Gavan, Cindy Thompson and Darlene Thibault. Other acts are also in the works. An exciting change for this year includes a second stage for performers.

SWAMPFEST While last year’s inaugural Swampfest left organizers with a few lessons to learn in order to attract larger numbers, there was plenty of positive feedback from those who did attend that let them know they are on the right track. But the day before the music festival and accompanying activities begin, the annual get-together for area families begins to boil over. The corn boil takes place Aug. 26 at the community centre for all 927 people in the village, along with plenty more from nearby. “There’s not much room for growth in the village,” Coady said, laughing. “So it’s the quality of the people, not the quantity.” Hudson’s farm up Panmure Road pro-

“Come out for a good time, admission is free,” Coady said. “The theme this year is ‘A wrap up to summer’.” Organizers attempted to not have Swampfest coincide with other major activities in the region, so there should be time on the side of residents in West Carleton and elsewhere to spend time on the grass listening to great local musicians or inside enjoying food and activities. To keep up to date, log onto kinburn. ca.

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Ottawa Valley entertainment is at its best when Gail Gavan has a microphone in her hand. No stranger to the area, the singer/songwriter was born and raised in Quyon, Quebec and has plenty of West Carleton fans. Gavan will head to Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on Sunday, May 29 to perform at the 35th anniversary of the Heritage Power and Country Festival. Gavan has had an exciting year including winning Entertainer of the Year at the West Quebec Hall of Fame Awards. To kick off another busy summer, the cowgirl promises to bring singing, dancing and lots of fun! She is also scheduled to perform at the best little fair in Canada, the 148th Carp Fair, from Sept. 22 to 25. Kellie Sarazin, Power Show entertainment director, said Gavan is a perfect fit for the event. “She has her roots here; she’s ingrained in our community and sings about things we can relate to,” Sarazin said. Be ready for anything as it will be an exciting concert filled with square-dancing and sing-a-longs. “Her shows are very interactive and she’s planning to really engage the audience,” Sarazin said. The country crooner’s ability to shine is clear to Lois Siegel of Siegel Entertainment. Siegel says Gavan is a real powerhouse: “She engages the audience and knows how to work with other musicians to make the presentation lively and exciting.” Gavan continues to represent the valley through performances and new music despite her hectic schedule. A full-time teacher and mother to son,

GAIL GAVAN Connor, it’s a wonder she has time to open for Country greats such as Lorrie Morgan, Gene Watson and Tim McGraw. May 28 and 29 liven up your weekend with some Ottawa Valley entertainment done right. Admission to the Heritage Power and Country Festival is $25 per family, $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and students. The museum, located at 2940 Old Montreal Rd., will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more visit Kanata Location, 420 Hazeldean Rd. Kanata


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The Ontario Progressive In 3 Easy Steps... Conservatives made their MAKE YOUR opening pitch to voters on COMMERCIAL QUALITY May 19, pledging to remove the WINES AT OUR PLACE harmonized sales tax from for as home heating and electricity per batch (yields 29 btls) little as bills and taking the debt retirement charge off the hydro OR Save even more & bills. Make Your Own Beer According to a press release, Laura Mueller photo & Wine at Home the three measures will proOttawa-area Progressive Conservative candidates gathered 435 Moodie Drive, Bells Corners 613-721-9945 vide the typical household $275 957 Gladstone Ave. W., Ottawa 613-722-9945 for an announcement of the party’s first platform plank on per year. 2030 Lanthier Drive, Orleans 613-590-9946 May 20 – a pledge to remove HST from heating and electric“As (PC leader) Tim Hudak ABC>I@LTFKBP@LJ ity bills. From left: Jim McDonnell (Stormont-Dundas-South says, we live in Canada – heat414543 ing our homes is not a luxury,� Glengarry), Barrhaven resident Jennie Maynard, Marilissa said Nepean-Carleton MPP Gossilin (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell), Randall Denley (Ottawa Lisa McLeod during the local West-Nepean), MPP Lisa McLeod (Nepean-Carleton), Fred policy announcement on May Sherman (Ottawa-Vanier), Jason MacDonald (Ottawa South) 19. and Jack MacLaren (Carleton-Mississippi Mills). McLeod and area PC candiprovince by the PCs. dates stood in front of a BarAnother new PC canrhaven supporter’s home to didate, Jack MacLaren announce how the party’s first in Carleton-Mississippi election policy plank would Mills, said removing the help families. HST from electricity bills “After talking to families, would also help farmers party members and our unsuch as himself, and that precedented Have Your Say could lead to lower food Ontario survey, it’s clear that prices, he said. people in Ontario want relief Introduced last sumfrom Dalton McGuinty’s HST mer, the HST combined and skyrocketing hydro bills,� the federal goods and PC leader Tim Hudak said in a services tax and former release. provincial sales tax. The McLeod said the reduction UP LENNOX LE new tax was then applied in tax revenue due to the tax REBATE* RE TO to many items, such as savings could be offset by findOPA COOL O UP hydro bills, gasoline, hair ing efficiencies in the public SAVINGS** SA TO cuts and Internet service, service. that has previously been “There is a lot of waste in TOTAL TO POTENTIAL PO exempt from the PST. government,� she said. SAVINGS SA With files from Laura “I think what Tim Hudak is Mueller proving is that he’s a reckless rookie and he’s not worth taking the risk (for voters),� said Ottawa Centre Liberal MPP Yasir Naqvi when asked about the proposal. Naqvi said the PC energy proposals put thouFor information on Renfrew sands of clean the 2011/12 season energy jobs at our summer camps Arnprior risk and would registration or increase io’s reliance on employment opportunities Sales & Service of Natural Gas, Propane, Oil Furnaces, hydro generated Fireplaces and Geo-Thermal Heat Pumps. Heating & Air Conditioning Email us at by coal-fired power plants. He also pointOffer expires 6/3/2011. Š 2011 Lennox Industries Inc. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying LennoxŽ products. **See dealer for details and other offers. ed out the Tory Come visit us on facebook at: AFC Athletics and Air Force Cheer 459046


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s temperatures rise, many of us cool off by jumping in the water or going for a boat ride. Whether you dive into a pool, swim at the beach or cottage, or simply take a leisurely boat ride, it is important to keep water safety in mind. Safe Boating Week is May 21-29 and typically announces the start of the boating season. Drinking and boating is just as deadly as drinking and driving. According to the Ministry of Transportation, .05 blood alcohol concentration is enough to have a licence suspended. There is always a drowning risk around

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water, but children are especially vulnerable. The risk increases in spring as ponds, lakes and rivers begin to thaw and oftentimes the flow is at its peak. Even though the outside air temperature is rising quickly, it gives a false sense of warmth. The water temperature is still dangerously cold. Children are curious creatures. They are often drawn to fast-flowing water, but do not understand the dangers that are close at hand. Adult supervision is of utmost importance, and it’s essential no matter how well your child swims. For children under the age of

five, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death. Two-thirds of these drownings happen to those who never intended to get wet in the first place, but they are often drawn to the brink of potential disaster. Unattended children are especially at risk of drowning because they are mobile and very curious. You can plan to reduce the risks of drowning during the months ahead. Stay within arm’s reach of your child at all times in and around the water. Enroll your children in swimming lessons and learn CPR and first aid. Always use a per-

Opinion sonal floatation device, such as a life jacket, when you are in a boat or a watercraft. Be vigilant – drowning occurs most commonly in swimming pools, just when parents turn their backs for a split second. Install four-sided fencing around all pools, measuring at least 1.5 metres high and include a selflatching and self-closing gate. Raising the awareness of water safety and drowning prevention for parents, caregivers, children and youth is everyone’s responsibility. Be safe. Be water smart.

Why you don’t throw your column into the ring My former Ottawa Citizen colleague Randall Denley has decided to abandon his newspaper column at least temporarily and run for the Conservatives in the next Ontario election. His opponent, the Liberal incumbent Bob Chiarelli, will be all but drooling as he sees a chance at revenge for the nasty things Denley has written about him over the years, beginning when Chiarelli was mayor of Ottawa. That’s one of the differences between columning and politics. In politics, your opponents can get revenge. In journalism, your opponents can issue a denial, or write a letter to the editor, both of which are less than satisfying. There are other differences, which help to explain why most columnists choose to remain columnists rather than enter politics: – A columnist does not have to smile all the time, or ever. – A columnist does not have to attend ribbon-cuttings and banquets in honour of causes he has never heard of. – A columnist finishes the day’s column and goes home. A politician goes on to the next event. – A columnist rarely turns on the TV to find someone denouncing him on the news. – When a columnist is not interested

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town in the burning issue of the day, he writes about something else, such as cats. When a politician is not interested in the burning issue of the day, he has to be interested in the burning issue of the day anyway. – A columnist does not have to pose wearing silly hats. – A politician’s enemies scour his previous speeches for embarrassing utterances or signs of flip-flop. A columnist’s previous utterances are safely wrapping fish. – Unless he chooses to write about them, nobody knows anything about a columnist’s family, hobbies or religious views. For a politician, all those things are on public display. – In a good newspaper, a columnist can publicly disagree with the policies of his bosses. Try that in any party caucus. – A columnist is allowed to have a sense

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of humour. Politicians who make jokes are immediately denounced by representatives of interest groups who are offended. There are, to be sure, some similarities in the two occupations. A columnist can dust off an old column on a slow day, and a politician can trot out an old speech. A politician can invent and demolish straw men. So can a columnist. Both politician and columnist develop the art of feigned outrage. Denley said an honourable thing in announcing his candidacy: “As a newspaper columnist you can say, ‘Other people should do this, other people should do that.’ You can’t really do anything yourself. If you’re going to make a difference, you have to get involved in the process.” Some columnists would disagree, saying that they are contributing to the process by influencing public opinion. But it is true that it takes far more courage to become actively involved than it does to stand on the sidelines making pungent comments. Other columnists have made the decision Denley has made. It worked for some of them. Christy Clark once wrote a weekly column in Vancouver and is now premier of British Columbia. On the other hand, Michael Valpy, a Toronto Globe

and Mail political writer, ran unsuccessfully for the NDP in 2000 and returned to the paper where he does not write about politics. Then there is Garth Turner, a business columnist for the Toronto Sun who sat for many years as a Conservative member of Parliament but was tossed from the caucus in 2006 for being too independent, a trait columnists have. Then he moved to the Liberals and was defeated. Another guy who used to write a column: Michael Ignatieff. And that leads to the biggest difference between the politician and the columnist: When the readers don’t like a columnist on election day, he’s still a columnist the next day. That’s why most columnists stay put, and are grateful to do so.

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old wife might eventualNow that I am working ly try: slip a bar of soap from my home office, I under the blanket at the can take my coffee break foot of the bed to get him in front of the TV once in to stop wiggling. Will Lea while. ver 2000 do? Last week I caught some Number 3: Exercise a advice on how to fool your total of 300 minutes per body into thinking you week, minimum. are 20 years younger. Now, Or five hours. That’s I wouldn’t want to be 23 an hour a day if we allow again for anything. But two days off a week. Not I do like to learn about gonna happen. I’m wonhealthy living. So I took dering if I got the numnotes. And planned to try ber wrong. We’re too exthe tips out on my unsushausted after our farm pecting husband. chores to do any exercise. Apparently we are supTHE ACCIDENTAL I do yoga in the morning, posed to do four daily FARMWIFE but that’s just to get the things to slow down the kinks out. We recently aging process. Diana Fisher received pedometers, so Number 1: Cleanse your we can count how many skin. That’s a no-brainer steps we take around the for me. I’ve been doing that for years, because I love the feeling farm all day, but neither one of us can get of freshly-washed, toned and moistur- through an hour without accidentally resetting the darn thing. Here’s hoping ized skin. However, if you go anywhere near the our hay pitching and manure forking is Farmer with a lotion or potion, he runs enough to get us into shape. Number 4: Eat more of these three screaming. I think we’re going to have to skip this one for him. I will try to spray things: eggplant, sweet potatoes, and some sunscreen on him before he heads blueberries. I didn’t hear the disclaimer, where out for a day of fishing. Number 2: Get eight hours of sleep per you aren’t supposed to serve all three of night. This should be a pretty easy one these in one meal. I made Greek mousfor us. We are usually in bed by 10 and saka (sort of an eggplant lasagna), sweet up by 6:30 or so. On weekends, that whole potato home fries and blueberries for thing moves back a couple of hours, but dessert. No, they don’t exactly go together. I’m not a very intuitive cook, but you we are still pretty good about sleep time. The problem is we don’t always get won’t starve in my house. The Farmer was wondering why there quality sleep, because the Farmer occasionally gets restless leg syndrome. He was no meat involved in his meal. After jiggles and shakes in his sleep, making dinner, he looked at the dog and said, it a rough night for both of us. Someone “The next time you see her going for the once told me an old wives’ tale that this television, hide the remote.”

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• Euchre nights at the Anglican Parish Hall. For info, call George Wilson 613-839-3455 or John Story 613-592-4899.

• Dunrobin Community Association Annual Garage Sale /Plant and Bake Sale – tables available for $20 The DCA annual garage sale is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All participants are requested to bring something to contribute towards the Bake Sale. Proceeds go towards Canada Day festivities. If interested please email or call 832-1810.

• Carleton Landowners Association annual general meeting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Liz Marshall on Crown Land Patent Grants. Carp Agricultural Hall, Carp. Cover charge is $5. Call 613-623-0675 for more information or visit • Ladies Night Out Fashion Show fashions by Alia/Tanjay of Hazeldean Mall, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Kinburn Community Centre. Price is $10. Dessert and door prizes. Cash bar will be available. Proceeds go to St. Thomas’s Anglican Church Barrier Free Access. For info and tickets, call Bev at 613-832-1400.

MAY 26 • The Fish and Game Club of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616 West Carleton is sponsoring their annual TGIF Mudpout Dinner. Starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes to 7 p.m. only $10 per person. The legion is at 377 Allbirch Rd. everyone is welcome.

MAY 28 • Kanata Grandmother’s Together is hosting an Attic Treasures Sale at St. John’s Church, 325 Sandhill Rd. in Kanata from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. • Free personal safety workshop for women of all ages from 1-4 p.m. at the Kinburn Client Service Centre. Pre-register with Ruth at or call 613-832-1044, Carol at or call 613-623-1174 or Terry at or call 613-623-6436. • The Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior will be having their annual garage sale from 8:30 a.m. until noon. All proceeds to go to resident council initiatives.

MAY 29 • Come out and meet your neighbours at the annual Firefighters’ breakfast 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. A hearty breakfast of jumbo pancakes, bacon, sausage, and juice/tea/coffee will be served by the Rural Firefighters of the Ottawa Fire Service – Dunrobin Station #66 (Dunrobin at Vances Side Rd.). Adults $6 and children (under 12) $4. • Pioneer School Days - Canadian Federation of University Women Kanata presents an interactive tour of five one-room schoolhouses in Kanata and West Carleton between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and available at the Dunrobin Village Meat Market or Kiddie Kobbler in the Signature Cente, Kanata. (

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JUNE 1 • Learn to lawn bowl at the Galetta Lawn Bowling Club, 119 Darwin St. from 2-7 p.m. For more information, call Kin at 613-832-5456. 377007

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• Garage Sale at the Carp Fairgrounds, $10 a table. To rent a table, call Laurie at 613-8394395. All event proceeds to support community programs. • Corkery Garden Club fundraising plant sale at 3447 Old Almonte Rd, from 9 a.m. until noon. For any donations or questions, call 613-2565148. • Plant and White Elephant sale at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1118 Thomas A. Dolan Parkway from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

JUNE 11-18 • Ottawa River Catfish Classic June 11 to 18. $30 a ticket. Grand prize - every ticket purchased as well as every live catfish weighed in over 2 lb. enters your name into a draw for a ZStar ATV 150CC valued at $3,000. For rules and regulations visit: It is a live release derby, maximum 10 catfish per day. Derby runs on the Ottawa River from Portage to Fitzroy Dam, Madawaska River up to Stewartville Dam and the Bonnechere River up to the Chutes.

JUNE 12 • Walk in the Park, the annual Arnprior & District Humane Society Walk-a-thon at Robert Simpson Park in Arnprior. Registration at 11 a.m., walk starts at noon. Pledge forms available at the animal shelter on Didak Drive and at Get pledges and win prizes. Music, barbecue, face painting, Sparky the fire dog. It’s the society’s most important fundraiser. Please come out and show your support for your local no-kill animal shelter. For more information, call 613-623-0916.

JUNE 15 • Babs Harcourt Friendship Memorial Golf Tournament at Greensmere Golf & Country Club. Ladies 18-hole Scramble, BBQ lunch, putting and chipping contests, golf, cart and dinner supporting Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, $95 pp.

JUNE 18 • The Second annual Trade Show and Community Garage Sale at the Legion in Constance Bay is from 8 a.m. until noon. Please call 613-8322082 to reserve a table at the fundraiser. • Lanark County Interval House Fundraiser from 5-11 p.m. Food and wine tasting by Cheshire Cat Pub, Silver Jewelry Sale by Silver Desire, Live Auction/Silent Auction 613-256-0228/

JUNE 25 • The 16th Annual “Class A” Antique Tractor & Truck Demonstration will be held at the Antrim Flea Market, 3636 Highway 17. Registration is at 9 a.m. Start time is 11 a.m. Over $2,000 in prizes. Admission $6 and youth 12 and under are free. For more information contact Jayne Coady 613-832-1750 or Rob Dowd 613-8325450.


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gratefully accepted,” he said. People who cluding Brad Scott and the Dare to Care don’t have access to COGECO, on which house band. Among the prizes of the hourly draws the telethon was aired, and others who were away on the weekend, may want to was a wishing well made and donated by A drop in donations to the Dare to Care George Brown of the Pakenham area. It contribute, he added. telethon Sunday, May 15, has organizers Harrington said he has been talking to was won by the Castleford Charity Comreminding those who missed making Arnprior officials about receiving town mittee, which had donated $2,000 to the contributions there is still time to supsupport to make the service eligible for telethon. port the Care Coach. A Senators Alumni Suite ticket packprovincial gas tax funding. “Hopefully, At the end of the telethon Sunday, the we can work something out,” he said. age was won by Charlie Snyder, who conunofficial tally was $21,753 (although Support from McNab-Braeside could also tributed another $100 after finding out he donations were still dribbling in). That play a role in obtaining gas tax funding won. is substantially below the $31,000 and for the Care Coach. $30,000 raised in the past two years for the Sunday’s seven-hour telethon Arnprior-based para-transit program. Specializing was held at the St. John ChrysoAfter the total was announced, Arnin Interlock stom Parish Hall and televised prior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home & Retaining live on COGECO Cable 22, as executive director Dennis Harrington Walls Landscaping well as on MyFm for a couple of said the level of service will have to be Lawn Maintenance, Commercial and Residential, hours. Interlock Walkways, Retaining Walls, Tree & Brush “Many people made this day Removal, Top Soil, Sand, Gravel. possible,” said Harrington. He thanked all those who donated, Bob Cats, Mini Excavators, 20 Ton Excavator local businesses for their spon& Backhoe Rentals, Triaxle Dump Trucks, Commercial sorship, the COGECO and MyFm & Residential, Septic Systems staff, and all the volunteers who 12 made the telethon possible by organizing the production, providing the entertainment, manning the phones, and donating draw prizes. The guest hosts included Art Jamieson, John O’Neill, Stephanie Egan, Bill Welychka, Annette Goerner, Michael Harris, Dai Bassett, Peter DeWolf and Dare to Care telethon’s final two cohosts, Art Jamieson and John O’Neill, right, point to Chris Kyte. the final tally of $21,753 on the screen as telethon co-ordinator Susan Sarsfield and ArnA number of local musicians prior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home executive director Dennis Harrington applaud. entertained during the show, inreviewed. “We’ll have to offer services based on the dollars we have,” he said. The timing of the decrease in pledges is unfortunate as the transportation service for seniors and the disabled is faced with increased costs, particularly with rising gas prices. The drop in donations might have been partly due to a weak economy, said Harrington. “It certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying.” He stressed there is still time for people to boost the donations to past levels. Contributions can be dropped off to the service weekdays at the Seniors at Home office at 106 McGonigal St. (613-623-7981) or through the website “It’s not too late. All donations will be






The 2011 season arrives at the Madawaska Golf Club KEVIN RYAN

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The Madawaska Golf Club opened in early April and is in excellent shape again this year. Gord Johansson and his staff are hard at work after a long winter and both the Twisted Pine and Sumac Grove courses have seen a lot of activity so far. The competitive season opened May 1 with the Kickers Scramble, which was won by the team of Perry Freda, Harold Neuman, Doug Carty and Harvey White with a scramble score of 62. The first Men’s day was played on May 5 and saw 71 golfers take to the course for the opening evening. Ken Ledgerwood and Gary Grainger were the A flight winners. Brian Wallace won B flight with Dean DiMonte in second spot. Peter Danielowitsch was the C flight winner with Brent Mosley in the runner-up position and Mike Teed and George

Scott rounded out the D flight winners. The closest-to-the-pin winners were Ranny Gauvreau and Brian Girdwood. The team game winners were Dean DiMonte and George Scott. Brian Wallace and Dan Kennedy finished in second spot followed by Dave Babineau and Mike Teed. Tied for third position were Gary Grainger and Brent Mosley. Men’s day on May 12 saw Marc Lecuyer and Doug Carty win the team game followed by Travis Fraser and Bob Bouchard. Ray Kulchyski and Harold Neuman finished in third position along with Jon Freda and Wayne Harris. Jon Freda and Ray Kulchyski were the A flight winners followed by Lincoln Jeffries and Brian Wallace in B flight. Marc Lecuyer and Wayne Carty were the C flight winners followed by George Scott and Bob Bouchard in D flight. Adam Babineau and

Gary Wall were the long drivers for the evening. Steve Wilson and Mark L’Abbe were the closest-to-the-pin winners in both flights. The Men’s opening field day was held May 15. This is the opening round in the competitive season and the first qualifier for the Men’s Match Play Club championship’s, the OVGA Intersectional Team, the Champ de Vache and the Munro Challenge. The overall winner for the day was Gary Grainger with a fine net score of 66 (gross score of 74). Perry Freda shot a 73 to lead the low gross shooters in A flight for the day. Doug Marcellus with a 77 and Ken Ledgerwood with an 82 rounded out the low A flight shooters. Bob Carty was the B flight winner followed by Brian Wallace, Steve Wilson, Doug Robertson and Jay Grainger. The C flight low shooters included Lloyd Powell, Hayden Pleau, Lar-

ry Aris, Jesse Luciano and Marc Lecuyer. Mike Teed, Matt Oliver, Jim Bonnar and Doug Nelley were the D flight winners. The first round leaders for the OVGA Intersectional team include Perry Freda, Doug Marcellus, Gary Grainger, Jon Freda, Kevin Ryan, Bob Carty, Doug Robertson, Ken Ledgerwood, Steve Wilson, Wayne Stiles and Dave Babineau. Men’s day on May 19 saw Perry Freda and Paul Allen win the team game followed by Steve Wilson and Gary Wall. Travis Fraser and George Scott finished in third along with Brian Bonnar and Bob Bouchard. Adam Babineau and Perry Freda were the A flight winners followed by Brian Bonnar and Ken Ledgerwood in B flight. Gary Wall and Gerry DuManoir were the C flight winners followed by George Scott and Paul Allen in D flight. Perry Freda and Tom

Watters were the long drivers for the evening. Perry Freda and Brian Clouthier were the closest to the pin winners in both flights. Good luck to all of the golfers throughout the year. The next men’s event is the Ryder cup scheduled for June 5.

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The backyard diaries Part II. Last week we ended on a cliffhanger on my morning property walk. We got as far as the cliff, the highest point of our land. From there the trail leads down a narrow winding ravine embraced by elderberries and honeysuckles. Michael Runtz Near the bottom on the left is a tumble of boulders that fell from Nature’s Way the newly forming cliff during the last geological upheaval. Here at Granite Falls (named for the tumble of giant boulders), I regularly see porcupines, once fighting. Here I always squeak on my fingers for predators as once a coyote came in to my calls. Past the ravine the trail traverses a damp area where Foamflowers bloom in profusion. These beauties have remarkable seed dispersal. When a raindrop hits a lip projecting from the bottom of the seed capsule, it gets depressed and just like a candy in a Pez dispenser, releases a seed from the capsule. When the lip springs back up, like a diving board it throws the seed away from the plant! Each time a raindrop strikes, it releases a seed and then sends it on its journey. On an outing a week ago, I noticed something moving on a dead white pine limb. It was a red squirrel walking along a branch. It shoved its head into an old woodpecker hole in the tree’s trunk and when it pulled out and turned around, a load of wood chips stuck out of its mouth.

The squirrel walked to the end of the branch, put its head over the side, and dropped the load. This was repeated time and time again. The squirrel worked deeper into the hole until only its back feet were visible. Enlarged nipples revealed the squirrel to be a female, and she was excavating a nest chamber for her soon-to-arrive litter! From the squirrel tree, the trail leads beside a rock escarpment to a split. The left branch leads to another fork where its left branch takes you to a cliff ledge overlooking a narrow bay, and its right branch, to a pine woods where owls roost (hence its name, Owl Woods). The first right fork leads up a shallow wooded slope to the trail that leads from the house to the cliff top. If this first bit of trail had lots of birds, I usually take it back to the house. Otherwise I go left to either Owl Woods or Beaver Lodge View. Jays were screaming at something in Owl Woods today, so I chose that route. Expecting to see a Rat Snake being mobbed (one six feet long often climbs those pines), I was surprised to see a long barred tail bobbing from behind a tree. I moved closer and there was a Cooper’s Hawk sitting on a stump plucking something. Unfortunately it saw noticed me and flew off with something in its talons. At the stump I found a scattering of reddish fur and a short reddish tail. Apparently a young red squirrel had a very short life! The Nature Number is 613-387-2503; email is

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If you’re looking for a picture perfect Sunday afternoon, come capture it with camera in hand as Pinhey’s Point Historical Site hosts an adult photography workshop for aspiring shutterbugs looking to hone their basic skills. On May 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape and grounds of Pinhey’s Point while an expert photographer teaches you how to take amazing photographs, even if you only have an outdated digital camera to work with. You will learn different styles of photography and be amazed by how much your technique can improve by learning simple tips and tricks from a pro! Pinhey’s Point is the ideal location for such an event as it is one of Ottawa’s hidden gems. The site boasts several picturesque landmarks which include: historic ruins, an Anglican church dating from 1827 with original grave

yard, rolling green hills, and lush forested areas; all of which is stationed on the bank of the Ottawa River. “Pinhey’s Point offers photographers a few very different areas to capture. The outdoor areas are beautiful in and of themselves, while the ruins are totally unique to this site,” says Melissa Lansing, the museum’s Education Officer. The original Georgian style house, turned heritage museum, is the crown jewel of the site. Workshop participants will be invited to tour the museum, one of the Ottawa Valley’s oldest remaining stone homes. Those who are especially keen on photography will appreciate the many portraits of original family members of the estate as well as landscape photography from years ago, displayed throughout the exhibit. You never know who might discover your photography centuries from now! This event will be the first of

a series titled the Adult Crafts Workshops. Guests are invited to join the staff of Pinhey’s Point for each program, held on the last Sunday of every month this summer. Learn a variety of different crafting techniques including photography, woodworking, flower arranging, and painting. On May 29, bring your camera and snap-up this opportunity that should not be missed by returning and new visitors of the museum alike! Pinhey’s Point is located at 270 Pinhey’s Point Rd., in Dunrobin, off of 6th Line Road. Cost is $10 per person, ages 16+. Participants must provide their own digital camera. For more information about this or any of Pinhey’s Point summer programming call 613-832-4347 or visit museums Reservations are required.

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Now that efforts have been made to speed up the process of getting light-rail transit in Ottawa, the big test for the project will be in July when city councillors will hear an updated estimate on the costs. City staff said the LRT system could be completed by the spring of 2018, a full year earlier than expected. But the heavy lifting will come in July, when council will be faced with making a decision about whether the project is still affordable, the city’s finance and economic development committee heard on May 12. Along with speeding up the process, staff said the city could save money on the project by changing the way it works with the contractor to build the system. Instead of city staff designing the system an then asking contractors to bid on how much it would cost to construct it, the new idea would be to have qualified contractors bid to do the design work as well as the construction and maintenance of the system. That method would cut down on costs, but it wouldn’t necessarily bring the project in under the original estimate of $2.1 billion. The cost could rise higher than that figure, especially because that estimate was

made in 2009 and doesn’t account for inflation. But the estimated cost would be even higher if city stuck with its original procurement plan, said John Jensen, the rail implementation program manager for the City of Ottawa. While city staff asked for councillors’ approval to begin the process of acquiring property needed to build the line – and potentially pursuing expropriation – Jensen assured councillors that no expropriations would be finalized until council makes a decision on the budget and procurement for the project in July. “This is essential to help property owners move forward and for risk and cost control,” Jensen said. Jensen said no residential properties will be affected, although a city report contains more careful wording: “…the city does not anticipate that any residential properties need to be acquired.” Several councillors were very concerned about the process of acquiring and expropriating land, including River Ward Coun. Maria McRae. She urged caution with finalizing land swaps or purchases because the city now owns many small parcels of land that have little value or usefulness after the cancellation of the city’s previous north-south light rail line plan.

“We were in a big hurry to acquire land,” McRae said about the former light-rail project. “Now we own all these little slivers we can’t do anything with.” The land the city is now looking at is “marketable for resale,” Mayor Jim Watson told councillors. “We don’t want to be saddled with a bunch of pieces of land if the project ends up being unaffordable,” he said. “If … it stretches the city to a limit that is not acceptable and not financially prudent, then obviously we’re going to have to go back and come up with a new plan,” Watson told reporters after the meeting. Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans, who is the chair of the city’s transit commission, said she has “growing concerns” about the affordability of the project and that addressing property acquisition before council receives an updated cost estimate is “putting the cart before the horse.” While the system still won’t be ready for use in 2017 for Canada’s 150th birthday, Jensen said the construction will mostly be cleaned up and trains will be available for public viewing during the celebrations. “By advancing the schedule we can ensure our downtown will be in good condition for our birthday celebration,” Jensen said.

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Please find me a home Each week we feature animals from the Arnprior and District Humane Society that are up for adoption.

Buddy #3991 Buddy is a neutered 3 year old, Jack Russell Terrier mix. He came from a home that didn’t treat him very well, which left him with some issues that will need some work. He is a lively, sweet boy that loves to play. Buddy is typical of his breed; he has lots of energy and requires an active home. Buddy is best suited in an adult only home, he is not good with children. An owner with breed experience would be ideal. Buddy is good with cats and other dogs but would prefer to be the only pet. He is a fantastic little guy with lots of potential.

Barnaby #3878 Are you that special someone who could give Barnaby a chance? The six-year-old neutered Beagle mix has been at the shelter since December of 2009 and really needs to find a forever home of his own. He is a strong, energetic boy, who loves to go for walks. He is affectionate and loves belly rubs once he knows you, but can be wary of strangers. He is terrifed of loud noises and is a quiet dog that is completely housebroken. Barnaby would love a home with a fenced yard so he can enjoy off-leash exercise. He loves to play and especially enjoys squeaky toys. Barnaby is great with other dogs and cats and would be good with older children. He is a sweet boy that will make a wonderful companion if someone would give him a chance.

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Muskie chasers and the charities they support are confident they’ll land a lot of fundraising dollars this summer. The Ottawa Valley Muskie Club, led by fishing great Bill Craig, has a number of events planned for every angler, be they kids, first timers, even women. The club is composed of more than 30 members living in many Valley communities, including Arnprior and Ottawa. It promotes the region, related businesses and sustainable fishing practices. June 4 is the annual Ice Breaker tournament held on the Madawaska River. The cost is $25, with registration available at and the Antrim Truck Stop. “It’s a good start to the season for us,” Craig said. “The biggest fish takes all.” Last year $425 went to the winner and $425 went to Capital City Condors, a hockey club for special needs kids. July 10 is Kids’ Fishing Day with five or six boats of muskie experts willing to

take boys and girls out on the mighty Ottawa River. About a dozen kids between the ages are signed up already; although they’ve reached capacity, Craig said he has a back-up list for last minute cancellations. Just call him at 613-622-0673. The event runs from 8 a.m. to noon, with a barbecue to follow. The top five will get rods and reels, but Craig said it’s more of an “everyone wins” day. “They’ll all walk away with gifts,” he said of the free event. July 23 is the Women’s Fishing Day with the biggest fish taking the trophy. Contestants will meet at 7 or 8 a.m. at Eastside Mario’s in Arnprior. The $10 fee covers a barbecue lunch that breaks up the day-long tournament. A banquet is held after 6 p.m. “We are the first club around to have a women’s committee,” Craig said. “We took some girls out last year and they loved it. The open space and on the boat. They love the tournament. They’re the

reason we’re doing it. We get a great kick out of seeing how excited they get when they catch one.” Aug. 27 and 28 is the Team Tournament, which runs in conjunction with Arnprior’s White Pine Festival. It starts on Friday at 4 p.m. and ends Saturday at 6 p.m. The boat with the most fish in inches wins. Registration is $50 per person, with prizes for the top three finishers. The group hopes to raise $1,500 for charity. The club meets monthly at Buster’s Bar and Grill on Carling Avenue in Ottawa


and elsewhere. The tackle swap is popular, as is the bait fish slide show, among other presentations. Craig said the group is made up of easygoing, good guys who share a passion for fishing one of the continent’s largest rivers. “The Ottawa is a class spot to chase fish. Walleye, bass, everything,” he said. “You’ve always got a good chance of catching something really great.” Sept. 10 is the club tournament for members only. It’s a 50/50 cash split.

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The 10 stations and 100 bikes are owned It was the second time the NCC tried to by the NCC and cost $660,000 (after rev- find a provider for the service. No comenue is factored in) to set up the first 10 panies responded to the initial callout in June. stations. “It was more of a risky model, where The yearly operating cost for the 100bike system is about $200,000, Lemay the proponent pretty much had to own said, which the NCC expects to recuper- the bikes,” said Jasmine Leduc, a spokesate from user fees, monthly and annual person for the NCC. That provoked the NCC to change the subscriptions and possible advertising model, and now the ownership of the integrated into the system. A 2009 feasibility study found that the bikes will be split between the NCC and capital cost to set up the entire 50-station the two cities. The agreement that has system could be between $3 and $3.9 mil- been signed will lock the company into lion. Operating costs were estimated at providing the service from 2011 until 2016. $1.25 to $1.75 million for the first year. Helmets won’t be provided, Lemay Including both user fees and subscriptions to the service, the study found it said. could generate around $2.2 to $2.45 million in revenue (those estimates were for 2010, but the NCC couldn’t get the program running in time for that year). Sunday Worship Services 9 am & 11 am Public Bike System Company Kidz Zone (ages 3 yrs. - Grade 5) at both services is one of two that submitted proposals to the NCC in September. 412197

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The city is getting ready to practise what it preaches on recycling. On the heels of a decision to move to biweekly garbage pickup next year in order to encourage organics recycling, the City of Ottawa revealed its own track record of waste diversion in city facilities is far from ideal. In fact, there are no formal recycling or waste management policies for city facilities. That is set to change as the city moves to include smaller municipal buildings in the next residential waste collection contract. “It’s laughable,” said Coun. Maria McRae (River Ward), the chair of the environmental advisory committee. “We need to walk that talk,” she added. While staff and councillors at city hall led the way for waste diversion by keeping 66 per cent of its trash out of the landfill, even city hall staffers fall far short of the 94-per-cent diversion goal that has been set for them. The most egregious offenders were city daycares, which only diverted nine per cent of their waste – short of their 62 per cent goal. The city’s overall goal for both residential waste and institutional, commercial and industrial sectors is 60 per cent. Those statistics were lamented by some councillors, including Mathieu Fleury (Rideau-Vanier), who has worked in multiple city facilities as a lifeguard. He said recycling facilities are sometimes available for the public, but are not readily

accessible by staff at buildings such as pools. Coun. Jan Harder (Barrhaven) said she has attended many community meetings during which people asked her why recycling options aren’t available at the building. City facilities produce 4,000 tonnes of recyclables and waste, which costs $1.25 million to manage. Staff says it is difficult for the city to recycle more at its own buildings because commercial-scale waste diversion and collection services are costly. Green-bin collection wasn’t included in the publicworks waste collection contract in the last round, and it would have cost too much to break the contract to add organics collection, said John Manconi, a manager in Ottawa’s public works department. Just breaking the contract to add greenbin collection to the city’s 150 small facilities would cost $200,000, according to a city report. It would cost an additional $190,000 to add commercial recycling and waste services. Instead, the city is moving forward with a plan to treat those smaller buildings the same way it treats Ottawa residences. Adding 150 city buildings to the residential waste contract, set to take effect next summer, would cost comparatively less: between $20,000 and $25,000 annually. There are still 270 large city facilities that can’t be included in that plan due to the amount of waste they produce. The city is looking at including larger buildings in the multi-residential waste collection contract, set to expire in May 2013.

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Custom built beauty on the shores of the Madawaska $569,900





75 Alston St., White Lake 2-4 pm





Mike & Donna Defalco Sales Rep/Broker 613-623-2602

Bruce Skitt, Sales Rep 613-769-3164

No need for a cottage Enjoy the INGROUND POOL in this beautifully maintained 2 storey 3+1 bedroom. 4 baths, c/air, gas fireplace, beautifull flooring, desireable location in a mature neoighbourhood. MLS# 781496 $309,900 Call Mike or Donna /Defalco to view this charming family home 613-623-2602 613 979-2601

Beautiful Bungalow on a Beautiful lot! HEATED DOUBLE GARAGE/ WORKSHOP Landscaped front and back, upgraded home perfectectly situated on the edge ot Arnprior MLS# 780610 $339,900 Call Mike or Donna Defalco 613-623-2602 613-884-7303

Recreation all year long. Excellent fishing, boating relax on the dock, beautiful ski hills and 18 hole golf course close by. Walkout bungalow with garage and an abundance of parking. MLS# 772963. $449,900. Call Mike or Donna Defalco 613-623-2602 613-884-7303




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(follow signs off Flat Rapids Road) MLS #790080 $799,900 Your Hosts Mike and Donna Defalco 613-623-7303




200 Poole St., Arnprior 2-4 pm Triple brick 4 bedroom home completely renovated. Fenced, landscaped lot, inground pool, heated workshop. You won’t be disappointed! MLS#787523 $319,900

Mixed use commercial zoning. Solid and comfortable residence. Generous severance potential . Could easily be used converted to business, office, retail space. MLS 790970 $349,900

2 levels offering ample living space, deep lot, eat in kitchen with access to side deck. Family room and den on lower level. Total heating and hydro approx $200 per month. $199,900 MLS #785652

Immaculate 2+2 bedroom home overlooking Ottawa River. Wraparound cedar deck, double sided gas fireplace in master bedroom/l.r. Located minutes to town. MLS#781697 $399,900


NEW PRICE $269,900



Upgrated 3+1 bedroom home in great family area. Fully finished lower level with full bath, gas stove, extra bedroom. All appliances included. Fenced, private yard. MLS# 781443 $259,900





Set like a jewel on the Madawaska River known as “Sonnet Harbour”. Elegant master bdrm & ensuite w/private balcony, gracious living & dining areas, cathedral ceilings, hardwood flrs, 4 season sun room, newly built family room w/separate entrances. MLS 787541 $499,900

Two storey log post & beam home w/150 ft on Virgin Lake, 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, furnishings, new appliances, TV, tools, kayak, pine flrs, walls & ceilings. MLS 785914 $269,900

Charming home in White Lake surrounded by perennial gardens on half acre lot, imposing living room, separate artist’s studio, master w/gas fireplace. MLS #789304 $249,900

Private woodland setting on 7 acres - 3 bedroom bungalow w/double garage, laminate flrs thoughout, new 4 pce bath, perennial gardens, creek and walking trails. Don’t miss seeing this property! MLS 782723 $319,900

Call Mike for further information 613-623-1927






5 acres in McNab TWP close to McNab Public School, fenced and driveway in. Great street, ideal for hobby farm or your dream home. MLS #779758

Brand new custom built 3 bedroom bunmgalow between Renfrew and Arnprior loaded with extras. Look at this price $239,900! MLS #787520

Nice 4 bedroom bungalow on large lot just outside of village of Calabogie. Great value here, $169,900. MLS #789720

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OPEN HOUSE ‘SUNDAY MAY 29TH 2-4 PM 57 Pine Ridge Drive Flat Rapid Estates

Super 3+1 bedroom bungalow located on a family friendly street with no rear neighbors. Main floor laundry, oak kitchen w/walk-in pantry. Oak hardwood flooring in living, dining and family room. Enjoy the finished lower level w/large recreation rm, den, 4th bedrm, workshop/utility. Deck to fully fenced back yard. Double attached garage w/inside access. $289,900 MLS# 781903

Lovely 3 bedroom single family home in new subdivision. $279,900. MLS #789499.



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To be held at our home located at 3624 Farmview Rd., Kinburn, Ontario. We will be offering for sale items which we have had in storage from a number of different consignors. Good quality furniture and house hold items, some tools and lawn and garden equipment. Nothing has been unpacked more details to follow.




Big lot 104’ x 209’; 4 BR’s, 1 ½ Baths; Insulated workshop 18’ x 24’; yearned for covered porch; White Lake Village. MLS#791298 $252,500. Call Sharon Enright 613-623-7922



3+ Bedroom’s. Great location on quiet cul-de-sac. Hardwood floors; Fireplace. Bright & sunny home. Walk to all amenities. $550,000. MLS# 793416


Owners or Auctioneer not responsible in case of loss or accident 469610


DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY? Lot 80’x90’. Zoned R3. Permitted uses: semi-detached; row units; duplex dwelling; single family. Rare to find lot zoned R3 in Arnprior. $99,000. MLS#789203. Call Sharon Enright 613-623-7922

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Wonderful bungalow on corner lot in King’s Grant. 2 bdrms, 2 baths, screenedin porch. Perennial gardens. Irrigation system. Front porch. $319,000 MLS #782380


The only one left on the Ottawa River in the Town of Arnprior. 71’ x 243’. Amazing views. MLS#773850. $279,000. Call Sharon Enright 613-623-7922.

Almonte Beauty

Lovely 5 bedroom home in Almonte. Close to parks and schools. Hardwood, fireplace, 3 baths, hot tub. $324,900 MLS #785018

2 Acres, Rural Stittsville

Your country escape – minutes to town! Charming 4 bdr, 4 bath. Reno kitchen and baths, hardwood, fin lwr lvl, pool, deck – room to play! $469,500 MLS #786444

Dunrobin Shores $649,000 3276 Barlow Crescent Ready to move in + enjoy your summer on the Ottawa River. Beautifully updated 4 bdrm, 3 bath WATERFRONT home. Gorgeous hardwood. Updated main bath, roof, ensuite, furnace.

Sharon Enright Broker of Record


Terms: Cash or cheque with ID Refreshments

Dunrobin Shores $329,900 3019 Barlow Crescent Enjoy peace and tranquility while living in this picturesque 2 bedroom log home backing onto woods! Open concept kitchen, hardwood floors, brick fireplace, updated main bath. Shows beautifully!

Dunrobin Shores $1,399,000 3052 Barlow Crescent Exquisite 3+1 bedroom, stone WATERFRONT bungalow with walkout lower level. Stunning views of Ottawa River and Hills, gourmet kitchen, home theatre, 4 garage bays and dream workshop. Impeccable quality.


330 White Lake Rd., Arnprior, Ont.

5 BR; 3 Bathroom. Kitchen/ Living Room with stunning views. Gleaming white cupboards/heated marble floors. LR with stone fireplace. Wide Pine Plank flooring throughout. Wonderful floor plan with big main floor family room. All BR’s on 2nd level. Great boating. Stairs to the water’s edge. MUST BE SEEN. MLS#743496, $699,000 Call Sharon Enright 613-623-7922

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Carp Road Commercial

Location, Location! 100 x 200 lot in the heart of Stittsville development. 1400 sq bungalow. Attached garage. Private backyard, fenced. Commercial Zoning. $495,000 MLS # 783213 E OUS N H -4 OPESUN 2


MLS #779592 $374,900

Westlake Estates

Stunning bungalow with walk-out lwr lvl. Stucco exterior. 12 foot ceilings. Impressive hardwood and tile. 3 brms, 3 baths. 2 acre estate subdivision. $599,900 MLS #789054



Executive Bungalow - Braeside

613-592-6400 email:


Gorgeous all stone bungalow with fabulous water view. Upgrades throughout. Gourmet kitchen, luxurious en suite. Detached workshop. $629,000 MLS #780337


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Helen Sadler of Arnprior has been presented with a certificate designating her as an honorary member of the Galetta Lawn Bowling Club. The honour gives Sadler, a former resident of Galetta, full access to the club and its facilities for life. Dave Jefferies, greenskeeper of the Galetta club, presented Sadler with the certificate last week at the club’s opening pot luck dinner and general meeting. Sadler is one of the founding members of the Galetta Lawn Bowling Club, which opened its gate to the green in 1991. Helen’s late husband, Harold, was the club’s first president. Helen thanked the club’s members for their kindness. At the meeting, president Kin Dillane announced the club would be holding an open

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house on Wednesday, June 1 between 2 and 3:30 p.m. and between 7 and 8:30 in the evening. Dillane encouraged all members to get behind the event in order to attract new members. He stressed all ages are welcome, including those in their teens, and that curlers would find the game similar to their winter sport. Vice-president John Stevenson advised the club would be hosting a novice practicum Friday, July 15 as a first-time event for the Galetta club. The event will be open to any bowler in the district who has bowled five or fewer years. The day will involve skills development exercises in the morning and in the afternoon there will be three six-end games to hone the skills developed. The event will be in addition to the three tournaments regularly hosted by the club.



CENTENNIAL LAKE PRIME WATERFRONT. 3 bedroom seasonal cottage, cozy woodstove off sunroom. Asking $289,900. Call Terry for all the details.

Solid 3 Br. home in need of updating, excellent base to work from,great neighbourhood, private back yard and garage $199,900 Asking price. Call Terry for a private viewing or details.



Picture Perfect 3br. with direct access to Madawaska and Ottawa Rivers,move in condition,gleaming hardwood floors, many recent upgrades, a view from screened porch thats priceless call for your private viewing

Excellent Ottawa River Waterfront 642 Lake St. Sand Point opportunity, restored 3br. Log Home with 3Br. Guest home many possibilites and room to expand call Terry for complete details



Lawn bowling club honours founding member




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87 Wolff Cres., Arnprior $449,900 Custombuilt,openconcept bungalow on large lot backing on to green space. A huge foyer greets you as you enter this beautiful home.The kitchen area has added cabinetry and is open to the lvg rm area with access to the tiered rear deck.The master suite has a huge walk in closet - any lady’s dream as well as a 5 pc ensuite bath. The loft area features a den, a full bath and a bedroom. $449,900. MLS #781088

Photo by Derek Dunn

Ted Tozer drives all the way from Ottawa to lawn bowl in Galetta, one of the best turfs in the region, with “very affordable” membership fees. On opening day, May 17, he played against Carp’s Morgan Robinson. She said the annual tournament in Galetta fills up quickly, but the club is welcoming more members to participate.

NEW DEVELOPMENT - NOW LEASING Prime Retail & Office Office Space Up to 5000 square feet Available

983 Riddell Dr., Kanata $549,900 14 acres in rural Kanata featuring exceptionally well maintained 3 bdrm 3 bath home. Eat in kit., LR, DR, family rm, main floor den. Large master w/ensuite. Unspoiled basement, attached 2 car garage. 20 x 40 heated inground pool, paved laneway. MLS #782092

650 Upper Dwyer Hill Rd. $189,900 78 acres of clear land with some trees at rear of property. Zoned Rural allowing for a number of uses.(Small portion of EP Zoning at rear of property). Perfect building site, hobby farm potential, home based business. Paved road. MLS #782485

113 Willola Beach Rd Fitzroy Harbour $231,000 Available immediately - Hi Ranch home - 3 bdrms, 2 baths on 1+ acre. Hardwood on main level, laminate on lower level, finished basement. 3 season room. Oil and wood heat - close to Fitzroy Provincial Park and the Ottawa River. MLS #784003

4402 Limestone Rd., Kinburn $269,900

BEST BUY CORRECTION NOTICE On the May 20 flyer, page 2, please be advised that the Dynex 32” 60Hz LCD HDTV and Samsung 32” 60Hz LED HDTV have an incorrect resolution advertised. The right specs for both are 720p resolution, NOT 1080p. Also, please note that the Free Phone Friday Promotion advertised on page 11 is applicable only to a 3-year NEW activation, and not to upgrades.We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers. 469231

FUTURE SHOP - CORRECTION NOTICE Please note that the Whirlpool WTW7800XL Top-Load Washer (WebID: 10143307) advertised on page 18 of the May 20 flyer has a load capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., NOT 5.2 cu. ft., as previously advertised. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers. 469098

Lower Spruce Hedge, Burnstown $189,900 Newly created 61 acre parcel - excellent

COMING SOON: Fitness & Athletics Centre Physiotherapy

for recreation or to build your dream home. New growth pine trees along front of lot, gully in middle rising to naturally treed area at rear of lot. Wild life abounds - turkeys and deer. MLS 790400

Ideal for Health/Wellness/Personal Care based businesses. 30 Baskin Drive W., Arnprior - Beside McDonald’s Restaurant Also Available: Professional Dance/Aerobic/Yoga/Martial Arts Studio. Fully Equipped... Reception Included. $25/hr. Why pay full time lease for part time use?

613-601-1030 • 467578

Welcome to country living at its best. Renovated home on a 2 acre lot - 4 + bdrms, 2 complete baths, lge eat in kitchen, lvg rm, family rm, full basement. Furnace, roof, siding, windows, c/a, septic system all upgraded. Detached garage/workshop. MLS 773045

SOLD Lower Spruce Hedge, Burnstown $129,900 Newly created 12 acre lot. Very picturesque gently sloping lot with evergreens thruout. Southern exposure. Beautiful area to build your dream home. MLS 790401

00 County Rd 29, Pakenham $36,000 10 acres of clear land presently used for agriculture. Building site close to eastern side of property. Hydro easement. MLS #782822




The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and the Ottawa Senators are looking at providing activities between periods during world championship games for minor league players. “To be part of this hockey festival I think will be a memory of a lifetime for our players,” said Thomas. “I think it continues to grow the game.” Team Canada may feature a few local players, said Thomas, including Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata), Isabelle Menard (Orleans) and Stephanie McEough (Gloucester).

“I think it’s just an enormous and wonderful opportunity for them to see hockey at the highest levels and inspire our players to be the best players they can,” said Thomas, who is also the president of the Ottawa Senators Women’s Hockey Club. Manitoba experienced a growth spurt in girls’ hockey after Winnipeg hosted the 2007 IIHF women’s world hockey championship, said Scott Farley, vice-president of marketing and events for Hockey Canada. “We expect the same in the Ottawa area,” Farley said.

Ottawa has won its bid to host the 2013 IIHF women’s world hockey championship. The nation’s capital has beat out two other cities competing to host the event, announced Hockey Canada today, May 18. The games will be played in April, 2013 at Scotiabank Place and the Nepean Sportsplex. The event will generate $35 million in economic activity, with $20 million from the games and $15 million from the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association provincial championships. AS LOW AS A minimum of $500,000 in profit will go to minor 143 Elgin St. W. Arnprior hockey programs across Canada. The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association will COMMISSION YOU TOO CAN SAVE WITH RATE KARGUS host its provincial championships during the OUR LOW COMMISSIONS! Real Estate Inc. worlds and will bring more than 500 girls’ teams Brokerage Liz Kargus, Broker of Record 613-623-1053 Clint Pettigrew, Sales Rep 613-622-5628 and 12,000 players of all ages to Ottawa. “Today’s announcement reaffirms my continued commitment to bring world class events to Ottawa,” said Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators hockey club. “We have been strong MUST BE RURAL NEW LAKE supporters of women’s hockey for the last decade. SEEN RENFREW PRICE CLEAR The opportunity to host the 2013 IIHF World Women’s Championship is a culmination of that decade-long commitment.” Hockey fans can purchase tickets to the event by creating an account with Hockey Canada – only 3,000 tickets will be available in the 100 level of the MLS# 784947 ASKING $269,900 MLS# 790133 ASKING $224,500 MLS# 785623 ASKING $199,500 MLS# 786590 ASKING $218,500 Scotiabank Place arena. ALL BRICK BUNGALOW on gorgeous ravine lot AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY in Calabogie. High ranch w/ FURNISHED 3+ BEDROOMS, 3 baths, cathedral ceilings, in town. COME SEE THIS ONE FOR YOURSELF walkout lower level & garage/workshop. Call Clint or Liz 3 BEDROOM cottage, walkout lower level, warp-around deck, “Ottawa is a real hockey town,” said Michael






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ASKING $123,000

MLS# 790219

ASKING $369,900

SPECTACULAR 2 bdrm condo on back corner for maximum privacy. Elevators, internal laundry. Freshly decorated, appliances. security bldg. DEFINITELY A “10”

WATERSPORTS AT YOUR DOORSTEP. 4 bdrm, 2 baths, main floor laundry, built-in ppliances, garage. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!



190 ELGIN ST., #209 3:00-4:30 PM

70 STRINGERS LANE 2:00-4:00 PM

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lovely acre lot, formal dining, eat-in kitchen, appliances. FLEXIBLE POSSESSION!


MLS# 791540

ASKING $179,500

CHILD SAFE FENCED YARD, 3 bedrooms, numerous upgrades within past 24 months, two staircases, appliances, workshop. MUST BE SEEN!

full bathroom, well & septic. BUY NOW FOR SUMMER!


MLS# 785606

ASKING $269,900

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Chan, Ontario’s tourism minister. “With 21 games over eight days, this is a first-class sports event that will generate local economic activity and boost tourism.” GROW THE GAME Ottawa’s girls’ hockey minor leagues can expect a boost in membership with both the world championship and provincial finals coming to Ottawa in April, said Jody Thomas, the president of the Kanata Girls Hockey Association.

ASKING $79,900




OPEN HOUSE, Sun. May 29th 2-4 1014 Goshen Rd., McNab/Braeside

PRIVATE COUNTRY LIVING, 3 bedroom home on 2 acres w/2 bedroom inlaw suite. Many upgrades and ready to move into. $294,900. MLS #793898

ASKING $228,500

RENOVATED SCHOOLHOUSE Just off Hwy. 17 between Arnprior and Renfrew. TERRIFIC FAMILY HOME! Call Liz

MLS# 788157

ASKING $89,500

2 bedroom mobile has had a real makeover! New laminate flooring and fresh paint throughout. Gourmet eat-in kitchen. Spacious bathroom with washer and dryer. Electric fireplace in the living room. Come see for yourself

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EXCELLENT SUMMER HOME! Great for snowbirds! Fully furnished 3 bedrooms.



Mayor Jim Watson and Gloucester South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches share the good news that Ottawa will host the 2013 IIHF World Women’s Championship of Hockey. The event will draw thousands of tourists internationally and generate $20 million for the local economy.”

MLS# 791536

FULLY RENTED TRIPLEXES features gas furnaces, lots of parking, centrally located, appliances. GREAT INVESTMENTS!

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187 Elgin St. West, Arnprior

VICTORIAN CHARMER, 4 bedroom home on 80x155 lot, hugh double garage/workshop. Many upgrades and above ground pool.$329,900. MLS #794132

330 White Lake Road, Arnprior

2.67 ACRES


3188 5th Concession, Pakenham

58 Scobie Road, Haley Stn/Chenaux

Private, driveway in place, a few different clearings for your house, hydro/phone at road, surveyed and ready do go. $65,900. MLS #794130

50 acre horse/hobby farm, 4+1 bedroom home with separate inlawsuite with studio space/bathroom. Lots of garage space! $348,000. MLS #778552

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Ottawa wins bid to host women’s world hockey championship




Boat floats...too well

At about 2:16 p.m. May 23, Ottawa Fire Services received a call for three people in distress in a row boat on Constance Lake. Two water rescue units as well as support units were dispatched to the Constance Lake Lodge. A rescue boat was launched and two females and a male, all in their 20s, were located at the northeast extremity of the lake. All were safe, but they could not return to safety due to the high winds. Firefighters got all three persons on board the

water rescue unit and they were brought back safely to shore. The three had been out fishing when the winds picked up. They had attempted to return to their launch point. However, the winds were too strong to row against and there were no safe places to bring their boat to shore. Boaters are reminded to make sure they have all necessary equipment on board their watercrafts including proper signalling devices prior to heading out on any excursion.

Money offered to landowners near water The Ministry of the Environment is offering funding assistance to landowners who live in proximity to municipal wellhead protection areas or intake protection zones. Projects covered under the ODWSP include: • Decommissioning abandoned wells or upgrading existing wells; • Septic system inspections and upgrades; • Runoff and erosion protection measures;

• Livestock manure storage; • Fuel, fertilizer or pesticide storage system. For landowners who live in proximity to these protection zones, please contact the local conservation authority Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority at (613) 259-2421 or email to determine eligibility and apply through a separate process. If eligible, you could receive up to 100 per cent of the cost of your proposed project. A portion of all proceeds donated to the Food Bank.


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265 ELGIN ST.,

All new windows, main floor laundry, 3br/2ba, European style door to oversized deck from kitchen, MLS#791272, $169,900

New kitchen, newer windows, gleaming hardwood floors, 2 car garage, totally fenced yard, new carpeting on 2nd floor. MLS#792271 ONLY $189,900




Creek and pond, swimming pool, 2 garages, custom kitchen, large family room, fireplace in living room, Bring the whole family Free golf and skiing at the Peaks. $329,900 MLS#778886

Spacious rooms, quiet building, full master suite with walk-in closet and 2 full baths. MLS#786737 $229,900

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265 Elgin St., ARNPRIOR June Laplaunte, Sales Rep. 613-432-5573

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4367 Calabogie Rd. Mike Labelle, Sales Rep. 613-797-0202

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200 Poole St., ARNPRIOR Bruce Skitt, Sales Rep. 613-709-3104

Pat Forrest, Sales Rep. 613-623-7922 Sun. May 29, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

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26 Gary Cres., ARNPRIOR Liz Kargus, Broker of Record 613-623-1053

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4933 Calabogie Rd., CALABOGIE


8.4 ACRES ON LAKE CLEAR Lindal Cedar Post and Beam home - 5br/3ba, beautiful gardens, wrap around deck $899,000, MLS#783654


Ottawa River Waterfront Great bungalow, open concept kitchen/dining area, 3 br/2ba, full basement walkout to level lot. FAMILY FRIENDLY WATERFRONT $559,900, MLS#779259

Liz Kargus, Broker of Record 613-623-1053 Sun. May 29, 2 - 4:00 p.m.

70 Stringers Lane

Sun. May 29, 2 - 4 p.m.

1014 Goshen Rd., McNab/Braeside

Sun. May 29, 2 - 4 p.m.

Teri Leech, Sales Rep. 613-633-0062

Sun. May 29, 2 - 4 p.m.

75 Alston St., WHITE LAKE

190 Elgin St., #209 ARNPRIOR

Close to golf and skiing, perfect for family swimming, fishing and boating, raised bungalow has eat-in kitchen, beautiful sun room, sliding doors from master to sunroom, lower level 3 br, family room, extra bath and workshop $420,000, MLS#790330

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62 Norma St., ARNPRIOR

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5 beauties! All well kept and ready to move into! 230 Caruso St., Arnprior 3+1 bedrooms, hardwood floors, rec room with gas fireplace, central air, 3 baths plus a POOL. Well kept and ready for a family. $294,500 MLS#787827

172 Charles St., Arnprior Country size lot but in town! 3+1 bedroom, raised ranch, c.a., 2 baths, rec room with f.p., extra garage/workshop $324,900 MLS#775513

258 Burns St., Braeside Great curb appeal! Tastefully decorated 3 bedroom 2 storey, 3 baths, C.A., formal DR, main floor family room, LR with a fireplace, 1.8 acres plus a POOL $429,900 MLS#793179

1793 Calabogie Rd., Burnstown Madawaska River waterfront on 3 acres! Hardwood floors, 2 baths, cathedral ceilings, firplace, full walk-out lower level, exceptional! CF construction! $535,900 MLS#787624

202 Arthur St., Arnprior

CARP’S CENOTAPH The group attempting to build a cenotaph in Carp has a concept drawing for the bronze statue by local artist Ron Cowle ( It reflects the youth of the soldiers, sailors and airmen who were killed in action. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Contact: Stuart Hodge or Kathy Wimperis

A true 10! Beautifully maintained and decorated–better than new! 2+1 bedroom bungalow in prestigious subdivision. Hardwood floors, sumptuous ensuite, gourmet kitchen, 3 gas f.p., rec room professionally landscaped yard and more! $579,900 MLS#784943


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The Sherwood

1500 SqFt

Block 3

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What’s really in our backyard? Bio-Blitz unlocks the secrets this Saturday, May 28 In West Carleton, it’s not unusual to encounter deer and fox or to hear coyotes, owls and woodpeckers, but just what else is out there? We will find out this Saturday, May 28, when scientists descend upon Carp to participate in Bioblitz 2011. Designed as part contest, part festival, part educational event and part scientific endeav-

our, a bio-blitz brings together scientists in a race against time to see how many species they can find in a 24-hour period. The diversity of life in our own backyards is phenomenal, and the Carp Hills and South March Highlands are believed to be among the most biodiverse regions in Ottawa.

What better way to study this biodiversity than to invite people to share in the discovery and to experience the vast array of species found in the Carp Hill and the South March Highlands in just the cycle of one day? One of the goals of a bio-blitz is to increase awareness of the variety of life in the neighbourhood and the “free” services these various species provide to improve the quality of our lives.

The Carp Hills and South March Highlands are working ecosystems filled with species that contribute to clean water, fertile soil and clean air. All events will take place at the Carp Agricultural Hall, 3790 Carp Rd. Saturday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information and times for specific activities, check out the website at www.







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Stephanie Calvert, left, owner of Meadowvale Farm in Corkery, Hannah Rankin, Amara Hoppner, instructor Sinead Halpin, Jackie Naida and Helene Robertson finish up a rainy clinic at Meadowvale Farm May 14. Halpin recently finished third at the prestigious Rolex Kentucky and is an internationally ranked equestrian in the three-day event. She flew in from New Jersey for the weekend to teach stadium clinics at the farm in Corkery, where the girls were all smiles despite the wet weather. Photo by Brier Dodge



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