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EMC events â€“ Truck and tractor pull enthusiasts will have to look past Kinburn for competition and entertainment this year. A decision has been made by the Kinburn Community Association (KCA) to no longer hold its annual â€˜Class Aâ€™ Antique Tractor and Truck Pull. But ending an event which marked its 16th year last was not an easy decision. â€œIt was a difficult decision because (everyone involved) was kind of like an extended family,â€? said KCA president Jayne Coady. â€œYou meet up with these great people every year and it was a lot of fun.â€? Coady added truck and tractor pull events develop a kind of following and Kinburnâ€™s was no exception. Several years ago, because it had grown so big, the event moved from the Kinburn Community Centre to the former Antrim Flea Market location on old Highway 17. The local event featured a lawn tractor competition, farm tractors and trucks-horse power pull. Prizes added to more than $2,000 for competitors. The concept of the event involved a tractor or truck pulling a â€˜sledâ€™ or weight along a course with winners being those pulled the greatest distance. â€œWe were running out of volunteers,â€? admitted KCA president Jayne Coady. â€œWe knew if we were going to continue we were going to have to get really, really big or just go away quietly. We have decided to go away.â€? Last year, the KCA was the victim of bad weather and the event was rained out. And Coady said that forced everyone to re-evaluate. She said she is does know of any plans for the organization that took over the date and contacts to host another event locally. She said to the best of her knowledge, the former Antrim Flea Market location is no longer available for use for the event. â€œThey (truck and tractor association) maybe have to put it on in another location if they want to run it that weekend (fourth Saturday in June),â€? Coady stated.
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Jack Drain, 6, holds steady while mom, Kristy, helps him decorate his bike during the Corkery Bike Safety Day on Saturday. Aside from learning about bike safety, local children had an opportunity to win prizes for the best decorated bikes.
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â€œI am not happy with all that has transpired,â€? Muldoon admitted. â€œWe have made great strides when we go them (city) to eliminated the three rural zones in make it one price for a return (Para Transpo) trip into the city,â€? Muldoon. Everyone using Para Transpo from anywhere in the City of Ottawa will now be charged the same $16.50 fee (for a return trip). See TRANSIT, page2
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However, she said Para Transpo will only take a rural resident into the urban part of the city and not to another location in a rural area. For example, a senior needing to get to a medical appointment in Carp from their home in Kinburn cannot use Para Transpo. Muldoon said city staff implied to her there would be taxi service for one rural location to another for Para Transpo. â€œBut that goes against the cityâ€™s own Taxi Bylaw approved by council,â€? Muldoon acknowledged. That bylaw recommended that city council require â€œthe transport of passengers in between the unregulated (rural) area and the regulated areaâ€? and vice versa, but not say specifically there would be service from one rural area to another. â€œThere are people out there who donâ€™t know what they need or what service is available until they need it,â€? Muldoon noted. She also takes issue with the fact a once-a-week round-trip shoppersâ€™ bus service from Dunrobin and Carp to shopping destinations in central Ottawa every Wednesday is funded through Para Transpo. Bus Route 203 connects Dunrobin and Carp with Stittsville, Kanata, Bayshore, and Carlingwood. â€œThey are now using Para Transpo monies to provide a gro-
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cery bus run once a week and they have cut all Para trips from one point to another within the rural area,â€? Muldoon said. While the above service was instituted on a trial basis until June, she is concerned that if it becomes permanent, rural residents will end up paying for it. â€œTransportation is key,â€? Muldoon said. â€œIt is one of the biggest losses, in my opinion, as a result of amalgamation.â€? Muldoon said she frequently receives calls from residents in need and tries her best to provide them with information and access to services. But, she admitted she is frustrated. GOOD SERVICE Muldoonâ€™s view is not shared by West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry, who believes the city is doing a good job in the area of transportation in rural areas. â€œWe live in a rural area. We donâ€™t pay transit levies,â€? he said. â€œIf we push too much to have (transportation) service equal to the urban area, what is stopping other councilors from saying rural areas should pay a transit levy like the urban areas.â€? The councillor said the changes to Para Transpo fees will
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benefit many residents as he believes â€œ94 per cent of the trips on Para Transpoâ€? are in the city.â€? For those who have to travel to medical appointment from one point in West Carleton to another in West Carleton, El-Chantiry said the city is partnering with the Western Ottawa Community to provide transportation to rural residents travelling inside the ward and the city will pay those mileage charges. El-Chantiry emphasized that city councilâ€™s recent changes to its taxi bylaw make it compulsory for taxi companies to accept calls for accessible cabs from people with disabilities from all parts of he city, including the previously-unregulated (rural) area. â€œTaxis have to pick up fares from the rural area,â€? he said. â€œPara Transpo is also using taxis to compensate for the shortfall.â€? As for the weekly shoppersâ€™ bus, El-Chantiry admitted the first bus in January resulted in four trips but that rose to a high of 32 trips in March. We are averaging 20 to 27 people from West Carleton who are enjoying this service,â€? El-Chantiry noted. â€œThat is a good service.â€?
beyond Kinburnâ€™s borders. â€œWeâ€™d like to grow it,â€? Coady says of Swampfest. â€œWe are changing up some of the music this year.â€? She said with Jim Armstrong heading up the steering committee to run the event the past few years, it has grown and evolved as a good pace. â€œIt has gotten to the point
where it is starting to run itself,â€? Coady stated. â€œWe are hoping we can build on that and make it grow some more.â€? While she acknowledged this yearâ€™s event is the same weekend as Arnpriorâ€™s White Pine Festival, she said they are different events and there is room for both.
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EMC News – Lanark County is not a pie to be cut up, which is why Carleton Place town council does not want the county cut up any more than it already is by the electoral boundaries commission. Currently, most of the county sits in the federal and provincial ridings of Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (LFLA) – except for the northern part of the county, where Mississippi Mills is part of CarletonMississippi Mills. Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc explained to the members of the Carleton Place policy review committee meeting on Tuesday, April 24 that, ideally, ridings should have
about 107,000 electors residing within their boundaries. “They (the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario) needs to do some crunching of numbers,” said LeBlanc, with neighbouring ridings trying to balance their numbers through re-drawing their boundaries. MP WORRIED LFLA MP Scott Reid is worried that the electoral boundaries commission could be casting an eye at Lanark County, especially with Carleton Place as the fastest growing town in the county, as a possible solution for balancing out riding numbers outside of the
county. “He (Reid) is quite concerned that Lanark County could be cut up even more than it is,” said LeBlanc of a presentation that Reid had given to Lanark County Council last month. “He showed us a number of scenarios at county council,” which showed the county being divided up amongst as many as four ridings. “He’d like to see it kept together in one riding,” said LeBlanc. “It would have been nice if they (the commission) had come and discussed it with us at council level,” said Coun. Jerry Flynn. “Since we are so close to the (Mississippi Mills) border.” Deputy Mayor Ed Sonnenburg agreed that time was of the essence.
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“We want to get to the commission with our desires before they start re-drawing the map,” said Sonnenburg. Flynn added that he would not mind seeing some changes made to the LFLA boundaries, but in the southwest corner, possibly by lumping Napanee, nearly two hours away, in with one of the Kingston-area ridings. “It never made sense what they did in our riding,” said LeBlanc, by adding such farflung communities into the mix. “(But) the commission does not have to listen to us.” The committee voted in favour of the motion to keep Lanark County united, as much as possible, within the same riding if possible, or at least by not dividing the county further.
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Grocer offers free delivery to isolated seniors Derek Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC news â€“ A new grocery delivery program is meant to expand a locally-owned businessâ€™s services while giving isolated seniors a greater sense of independence. Dunrobin Meat and Grocery already has a solid reputation for offering a variety of food products and services to folks in the area. Owners Julie and Cindy Delahunt are all too aware that the mega grocery chains are moving closer and closer to West Carleton. The sisters have to get creative in how they can do more value-added if they expect to stay competitive with the big
volume producers. However, the Delahunts latest venture is about more than boosting revenue. Last yearâ€™s winner of a coveted Kanata Chamber of Commerce Peopleâ€™s Choice Award is now offering a grocery delivery service to seniors living in Constance Bay and area. â€œWe are offering it as a free delivery service,â€? Julie explained. â€œI really hope we can help some seniors that canâ€™t get out. I didnâ€™t know there were that many seniors in need out there.â€? Seniors are living longer then ever before thanks to decades of living actively and eating nutritious foods. Many
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now want to stay in their home as long as possible. And they are ďŹ nding supporters from disparate sectors. Some maintain that older people should exchange the independence and comfort a home provides for the security and well being of nursing homes or retirement residences. Bob Dupuis doesnâ€™t agree. A member of the Bay Community Connection (BCC), a local group looking at improving the health, safety and security of seniors and all residents in Constance Bay, Dupuis is impressed with Dunrobin Meat and Grocery stepping forward to address a gap. â€œA sense of independence is good. The longer a person can remain independent and can be on their own I think is ďŹ ne,â€? Dupuis said. â€œ(Theyâ€™re) providing a resource that wasnâ€™t there before, and thatâ€™s great.â€? The Delahunts and BCC worked together to get the
program off the ground. BCC hand delivered notices with a checklist of items to doors throughout the delivery area of Constance Bay and Buckhamâ€™s Bay. With some 800 seniors in the area, there could be a couple of hundred who canâ€™t or are rarely able to get out for groceries and other basics. Dupuis said it is impossible to know exactly how many seniors live in isolation. That you canâ€™t or wonâ€™t share your status is intrinsic to being cut off from the greater community, he indicated. That some are ashamed of their situation or too proud to ask for assistance, are other possibilities. Whatever the reason, Dupuis is convinced the program could beneďŹ t many. HOW IT WORKS The program is open to both seniors and their caregivers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Orders can be placed by calling 613.832.3462 or by email to dunrobinmeat@
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Caitlin Kidney, left, and Katie Nichol participate in Dunrobin Meat and Groceryâ€™s delivery program. Groceries are driven free of charge to seniors in the Bay area. explornet.com. If the order is placed before noon, the Delahunts will have the groceries delivered on the same day before 5 p.m. Orders must total $25 or more before free delivery kicks in (excluding tobacco). No alcohol will be delivered. When the groceries arrive at the doorstep customers will pay by cash, Visa or Mastercard. They will also prepare a cooked or ready-to-cook meal. â€œFresh platters of all kinds are available for an easy, no fuss way of entertaining company,â€? Julie said. She is aware that gas prices
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Julia McKercher, rural community developer with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, talks about the results of the online survey created by Bay Community Connection. Highlights and summary of the survey were profiled on the walls for workshop participants to view. presentation from HelpAgeâ€™s McKercherâ€™s views were they perceived were to be the Spect-ACT-ular, which really shared with West Carleton priorities,â€? she stated. â€œI left helped to open the lines of public health nurse Kim Ou, the building with a lot of encommunication among our who also attended the event. couragement and a positive attendees,â€? said McKercher. â€œI thought the workshop outlook on how to approach â€œThe BCC volunteers did a in Constance Bay initiated certain matters, such as food great job facilitating.â€? a great conversation about security and community caMcKercher will be com- the needs in the Bay area. I pacity building.â€? piling an ofďŹ cial report on the had the chance to really hear She added it was â€œniceâ€? to workshop but offered some what some of the residents see residents participating in initial thoughts. had to say about how they en- the local discussion and â€œreâ€œThe community has iden- visioned the community and ally providing some insighttiďŹ ed as a top priority, medi- how we can tackle issues and ful stories.â€? cal and referral services, fol- concerns as a united front. Workshop attendees also lowed by support to create There were some interest- worked in groups to detera caregiver supports in the ing points around the health mine what they liked about community,â€? she said. and safety aspect and what Constance Bay, what was being done well in the commuSpecializing nity and where there were opin Interlock portunities for improvement. & Retaining One workshop particiWalls Landscaping pant, local businessman Tony dâ€™Angelo, said he thought the Lawn Maintenance, Commercial and Residential, Interlock Walkways, Retaining event was a wonderful opWalls, Tree & Brush Removal, Top Soil, Sand, Gravel. portunity to discuss issues of Bob Cats, Mini Excavators, 20 Ton Excavator importance. & Backhoe Rentals, Triaxle Dump Trucks, Commercial â€œWe are giving out a lot of & Residential, Septic Systems information,â€? he said. â€œThe exchange of ideas is wonder14 ful.â€?
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MPP says â€˜dysfunctionalâ€™ OCDSB needs to work together To the editor: The following letter was sent to Ontarioâ€™s Education Minister Laurel Broten and the West Carleton Review EMC. The lack of classroom space in the riding I represent is a serious concern. The board of trustees of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is dysfunctional. A block of downtown trustees are ignoring recommendations
from staff and the community to build new schools and new school additions in the rapidly growing new areas of Ottawa. Students, parents, and staff will suffer from the delayed and wrongful decisions. Problems with the OCDSB should not come as a surprise to the ministry. In 2007, a special assignment team of Joan Green and Brian Cain were tasked by the
former Minister of Education, Kathleen Wynne, to identify the problems and make recommendations on ďŹ xing them. This report, titled â€œAll Students and All Communitiesâ€?, included 26 recommendations to deal with the numerous problems within the OCDSB. There were numerous concerns with the OCDSB that were heard by the committee from the community, trustees,
of trust in the organization. Unless this is addressed, nothing will change. Board is divided â€“ There are struggling factions on the board which creates mistrust and stalls decision-making. Provincial relationships â€“ Ministry has blinders on regarding the real experiences of school boards. Ministry doesnâ€™t always know how school boards really work.
and staff. Some of them were: Leadership â€“ ConďŹ‚ict among board members and board leadership issues â€“ we have a divided board where too much politics is at play and not enough time is spent on discussions about students. Concern that board decisions are based on â€˜what feels goodâ€™ as opposed to being based on hard data. There is a tremendous lack
I ask you to conduct a review of the performance and functionality of the OCDSB board of trustees. I also ask for a progress update on the 26 recommendations of the â€œAll Students and All Communitiesâ€? report to ensure all of the concerns brought forward in 2007 have been properly addressed. Jack MacLaren, MPP Carleton-Mississippi Mills
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Weekday Masses Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 a.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m
Pastor: Keith MacAskill
HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC PARISH A Welcoming Community
1489 Shea Road, (corner of Abbott) Stittsville, Ontario K2S 0G8
15 Steeple Hill Cres., Nepean, ON 613-591-1135 www.stpatricks.nepean.on.ca
Parish Mission Statement The Holy Redeemer Parish Community lives the Way, the Truth and the Life by reaching out with the Good News to Welcome, to Serve and to Care.
Sunday Mass Times: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church of Ottawa
2 Stonehaven Dr. at Eagleson Road Sunday 10:00 A.M. Worship Service Nursery provided
2470 Huntley Road
Preaching the Doctrines of Grace
SUNDAY MASS TIMES Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am Rev. C. Ross Finlan, Pastor
Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday and weekday Bible studies see our website for times and locations
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A New Testament Church 465 Eagleson Road (also entrance off Palomino) 11 am Family Bible Hour (Nursery Available) Sunday School 6:30 pm Evening Bible Hour www.bridlewoodbiblechapel.ca 613-591-8514
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Pastors: Ken Roth, Phil Hamilton Chapel Ridge Free Methodist Church 5660 Flewellyn Road, Stittsville 613-831-1024 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.chapelridge.ca
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We are a welcoming and friendly community that invites you to come and worship with us in our new church
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The Redeemed Christian Church of God
City of David
PASTOR STEVE STEWART
1600 Stittsville Main Street, Stittsville
Sunday Services at 9:00 & 10:45 am
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St. Thomas Anglican Church
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â€œWelcome to all seeking spiritual refreshmentâ€? Sunday Worship 8:30am and 10:30am
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Nursery, Sunday School, Junior & Senior Youth Groups Open Table Dinner 3rd Saturday of the month at 5pm The Reverend Jane McCaig
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Cutting MP pay, pensions could help clean up politics
axpayers forked over at least $45,000 to Prime Minster Stephen Harper to enjoy a New York Yankees game and a Broadway show last Labour Day. That stories of a bloated sense of entitlement continue to pile up many years after the Liberal party was shown the door comes as little surprise to many. Thereâ€™s little difference among parties that have held power in Canada, they lament. Certainly a segment of voters actually believed Harper
meant it, some 10 years ago, when he talked about grassroots decision-making and battling corruption in the federal government. That Harper would squander tens of thousands of dollars on himself during Labour Day, of all days, sends yet another message to the other side. The 99 per cent might get a day off, but itâ€™ll cost them. True, the symbolic message doesnâ€™t come close to Peter MacKayâ€™s helicopter trip let alone Tony Clementâ€™s alleged
misappropriation of $50 million. The examples of Conservatives gleefully blowing taxpayers money over the last few years could go on and on. But cutting heads off a blue Lernaean Hydra instead of a red one matters little. The point is both Liberals and Conservatives have little credibility left on matters of openness, accountability, corruption and other issues. Even their belief in free and fair elections â€“ at least when in comes to the Conservatives â€“ has become suspect.
So, whatâ€™s the answer to the downward spiral in Canadian politics? A possible contribution to reversing the decline comes from the right wing Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). According to figures compiled by CTF, taxpayers contributed $23.30 last year for every dollar put into the parliamentary pension plan by MPs. â€œHow do you explain to someone scraping for their retirement that Canada canâ€™t afford $508 a month for a 65-year-old, when defeated 60-year-
old backbench MP Yasmin Ratansi got $2,758 a month after just seven years on the job,â€? asks CTF. MPs pensions are too high. MPs salaries are too high. And the numerous related perks are offensive to the average person. There is a fiscal argument for bringing down MPsâ€™ compensation and reinvesting it in social programs. But the moral argument is more important. There is a relationship between escalating MP compensation packages and
the increasing sense of entitlement and corruption weâ€™ve witnessed over the last couple of decades. It is clear that not everyone in federal politics is unethical. Some can take a six-figure salary and still put the interests of constituents and the nation ahead of themselves. It is equally clear, though, that the lure of big money attracts the greedy and selfindulgent. To explain away that basic truism with â€œWell, you have to pay top dollar for the best qualified people,â€? simply doesnâ€™t fly anymore. The current situation is the proof.
Finding a needle in a big-box haystack Ottawa where people are friendly, informed and eager to help. It just happens to be one that is nearby. There is probably a favourite store in your neighbourhood, too, if you have a neighbourhood. Lots of people donâ€™t, because of how cities have grown in recent years. Many people donâ€™t have neighbourhood stores, they have shopping centres. And even the neighbourhoods are changing. The other day we were back at Westboro Sports to drop off a sympathy card for Doug Herbst, who died far too young after a lifetime at Westboro Sports. Iâ€™m sure we are not the only family in Ottawa in which three generations have bought bikes and skates at Westboro Sports. In the â€˜70s, Dougâ€™s father, Bill, helped us with hockey equipment, telling us what we needed for Tyke hockey, what we didnâ€™t need so much, advice that saved us money that we would not have saved at the shopping centre. In the decades since, it was Doug, along with his brother Geoff, who helped out with bicycles and skates, most recently with our grandchildren. He will really be missed, but the store will go on because there are hundreds of people like us out there. You hope that there are enough of us to keep other small businesses going, in the face of overpowering competition from stores that can offer more, and cheaper, and giant parking lots, but wonâ€™t be able to tell you why one pair of skates is more suitable for a five-year-old than another and wonâ€™t be able to drop everything to fix some little thing that went wrong with a bicycle. We were looking at the changing face of Westboro and trying to figure out if there are any other stores left that were there when we first visited Westboro Sports. Even the Newport, in its present form, has been around only since 1988. Other stores are even newer. Eventually, more and more of them will become chains, as high rents drive the little guys out. Running a neighbourhood business is a challenge, but itâ€™s made a lot easier when customers are loyal to the neighbourhood, because they know where to look for a needle.
CHARLES GORDON Funny Town
â€™ve been compiling a list of things you canâ€™t buy in a shopping centre. Itâ€™s short so far, but it will grow, as stores get bigger and farther away. It goes without saying that youâ€™ll never find that one little hardware part you need. Youâ€™ll have to buy a dozen. A surprising entry on the list is a newspaper. The other day I was in a shopping centre and realized there was no such thing as a newsstand. The drug store, didnâ€™t have any. It used to be that you couldnâ€™t avoid newspapers. A less surprising item that you canâ€™t find in a shopping centre is a pump needle. You need to pump up your basketball, say, and youâ€™re in a shopping centre, which has a sports store and a department store. But the department storeâ€™s sporting good section mostly sells exercise equipment and the sports store mostly sells clothes. You ask about a needle and get a funny look. Someone at the department store says go to Walmart. So next time Iâ€™m in Westboro I wander into Westboro Sports Centre on Richmond Road, which might have needles because it has bicycles and pumps. The guy doesnâ€™t look at me funny. We do stock those, he says, but â€Ś and the â€œbutâ€? is that he just sold the last one. But â€Ś and then he disappears for a moment and comes back with a needle. I was using this one, but you can have it, he says, because I want you to feel special. Anybody got a basketball they want pumped? Now, I wonâ€™t say Westboro Sports is the only place in Ottawa that has a needle for your pump. Nor will I say that it is the only store in
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I really do like the fascinating shrike EMC Lifestyle - Years ago I read a book ﬁlled with little poems about birds. One of my favourites went more or less like this: “I like the Shrike because with a thorn for a guillotine, it does its work so neat and clean. A practical bird whose common sense must be immense for tell me who has ever heard of such a thing as a Loggerhead Shrike that tried to sing.” There are two interesting facts about shrikes revealed in the ditty. One is that it uses thorns to hold its prey. The other is that shrikes are not good singers. Two species of shrikes can be found in our re-
Michael Runtz Nature’s Way gion. Loggerhead Shrikes, the subject of the poem in that forgotten book, are found here only in summer. When I was young, they
were reasonably common. I can recall walking from Arnprior along the Canadian Paciﬁc Railway tracks across the Madawaska River trestle to what was then McEwen’s Creek (now under 75 feet of water) and ﬁnding no fewer than four active shrike nests all full of babies! Today only one nest is known in all of the Ottawa Valley. Their decline is not fully understood but likely development of their nesting habitat and increased vehicular are key factors. The other shrike is the Northern Shrike, which only nests in Ontario in the northern
muskeg. They appear in our area only in late fall and winter. There have been a number of Northerns around this winter, and I was fortunate to see three on Sunday. Both species of shrikes are similar in that they like to perch atop a shrub or small tree for a good view of the area in which they hunt. They are robin-sized (Northerns are a bit larger than Loggerheads) and sport a black mask. The bill is large and is hooked at the tip, more so in the Northern. Their feet are more like those of a songbird than of a bird of prey, and the hefty bill is their killing tool. On it lies a special cutting
notch, the tomial tooth, that is used to sever the neck vertebrae of the victim. Despite what the poem suggests, shrikes do not cut the heads off their prey on a thorn. Rather, they impale their prey to hold it while they eat it, or to store it for later consumption. If hunting is good, a larder of stored food results. It is rather unnerving to walk through an old ﬁeld with scattered hawthorns and ﬁnd dozens of small carcasses hanging from the thorns. Shrikes will carry small prey in the bills but use their feet to catch and carry birds.
One of the shrikes I saw recently was carrying a bird in that fashion. Shrikes are fascinating birds. The scientiﬁc name of the Northern Shrike says it all: Lanius excubitor means “butcher watchman.” I truly like the shrike! On February 28 I am doing a special presentation for the Innis Point Bird Observatory’s annual dinner/fundraiser. Details of this worthwhile event are found at: http://www.ofnc. ca/events/IPBO-FundraiserFeb2012.pdf The Nature Number is 613387-2503; email is mruntz@ start.ca.
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Be an Active Tourist: Walk or Bike Your Way to Health Written by Lorrie Levesque, B.A., B.Sc., Project Ofﬁcer, Ottawa Public Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Branch
Being active is good for our physical and mental health. Getting active doesn’t mean spending hours May is physical activity month in Ottawa. It is a at the gym. It’s about making small changes that result great time to start being more active, to see the city in health gains. One way is to become an “active tourist” in your own city and neighbourhood: and to enjoy warmer weather. In the last 25 years, we have become less active. In fact, 68% of Canadian men and 69% of women spend the majority of their waking hours sitting, an average of 9 hours a day. We are spending more time in our seats and less time on our feet!
• Park your car and explore the heritage sites (http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/places-to-visit/ parliament-hill) downtown • Walk or bike along Ottawa’s many trails and paths You can improve your health by being an “active (http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/places-to-visit/ tourist” and enjoying all Ottawa has to offer. parks-paths/capital-pathway-recreational-pathscapital ) • Get into nature and have a fun hike with your family in the National Capitals Greenbelt (http:// www.canadascapital.gc.ca/places-to-visit/ greenbelt/things-to-do/hiking-walking-greenbelt ) • Borrow a pedometer (http://biblioottawalibrary. ca/en/main/library/card/using/other/pedometer ) from an Ottawa Public Library and count your steps as you visit the Tulip Festival (http:// tulipfestival.ca/index.php/site/home/en )
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Walking is good for your health. It is a free and easy way to travel to school, work or to run an errand, but it is important to be safe. For example, a child who talks on the phone while crossing the street, has a one in three chance of being hit by a car. You and your family can enjoy a safe walk with a few simple safety tips:
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• Walk with a friend or in a group • Wear bright coloured clothes • Walk across the street at a designated crossing • In the evening, wear clothes that reﬂect light
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OCDSB okays overcrowding fixes for Kanata schools David Johnston
EMC news - A plan to ease overcrowding in Kanata schools was approved by trustees during a marathon meeting of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board on April 24. Anxious parents and concerned residents packed the meeting room and waited through the board’s lengthy agenda before hearing debate on the Kanata motion. It was after 11 p.m. when Kanata trustee Cathy Curry was able to present a motion that included approval for a new elementary school for Kanata north along with an eight-room addition at South March Public School and an addition to the Earl of March Secondary School. Following a protracted de-
bate, trustees voted 7 to 3 with two abstentions to accept the motion, which also included changing Earl of March to house grades 7 to 12 by September 2015. The decision comes after more than a year of research and debate supported by the publicly-driven accommodation review committees (ARCs) set up by the board to look into solutions to the lack of space. In presenting the motion, Curry said the overcrowding has reached “crisis” proportions with more than 800 extra seats needed for September 2012 and 1,750 required by 2014. Curry pointed out that the board has no land secured for building a new school in Kanata north, a predicament
which could lead to students being bused out of the community to attend schools in other areas. “Hope is not a strategy,” Curry told her peers. “Kanata is so far behind that we need a high school and an elementary school.” All trustees praised the work of the ARC volunteers in bringing the crisis into focus and supplying recommendations to the board. ARC representatives had the opportunity to speak to the board prior to the vote. Cathy Biggs, chair of the Kanata North ARC, said, “no one knows the details of the overcrowding like we do. That’s why our committee voted unanimously April 18 that a new school and two additions are required.”
Biggs said the committee had reversed its earlier recommendation after learning new information following the end of the committee’s tenure. “After hearing staff recommendations and discussion from trustees, we were told there was no new school available. This would be totally unacceptable. We were shortsighted in our recommendations as they were written.” In the hotly contested debate, trustees voiced differing opinions on the issue, some refusing to give in to the motion. Board chair Jennifer McKenzie voted against the motions and provided two alternative motions should Curry’s have failed. Trustee Shirley Seward also voted against the Kanata North motion as well as por-
tions of the Kanata South motion. “My first loyalty is to the community, to students and their parents,” she said. Her decision was based in part on a large amount of email she received on the issue where parents have expressed their opinions. Kanata south will not see a new school though Glen Cairn Public School will transition to an intermediate school for Grade 7 to 8 starting in September 2013. Other changes include boundary realignments, program and grade structure alterations. ARC Speaking as a delegation, Susan Wehrmann, chair of the Kanata South ARC, called
Curry’s motion “reasonable”, adding that six of 10 members of the Kanata South ARC favoured the motion. Heather MacDonald of AY Jackson Secondary School supported the grades 7 to 12 model, suggesting benefits such as extracurricular mentoring and coaching. Speaking for the Stephen Leacock Public School Council, Catherine Roberts said, “We do feel that a 7 to 12 facility is a necessary component of this solution.” Megan Cornell of the Kanata Lakes Community Association said she was against the 7 to 12 model and expansion to Earl of March, stressing that board staff must first determine how the expansion could accommodate amenities such as a gym.
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MacLaren said trustees are failing to address overcrowding issues in Ottawa’s growth areas. “The board of trustees of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board is dysfunctional,” writes MacLaren. “A block of downtown trustees are ignoring recommendations from staff and the community to build new schools and new school additions in the rapidly growing new areas of Ottawa.” Board chair Jennifer McKenzie said there are no voting blocks on the board. “Not at all,” she said. “Every trustee around the table is working in the best interest of the community and listening to the debate around the table and voting independently.” McKenzie said she understood that some parents in Kanata were feeling anxious about the process. “We’re not failing to investigate the overcrowding issue
in Kanata,” she said. “We’ve had many months of process already and we’re in the final stages of that at the board.” Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod, the Progressive Conservative education critic, called on the Ministry of Education to investigate Kanata parents’ claims the board was ignoring recommendations coming from the two accommodation reviews and staff. MacLeod has also joined Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder in urging Barrhaven trustee Donna Blackburn to step down after the trustee supported plans to rebuild Broadview Public School. On Monday, April 16, an Ottawa public school board committee rejected a staff plan to address overcrowding in Kanata schools. The staff plan is supported by Kanata trustee Cathy Curry and the chairs of the two accommodation review commit-
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working school, so it’s adequate,” said MacLaren. “They have a school in Broadview, but they don’t have a school in Kanata or Barrhaven.” But the need for a Broadview rebuild has been on the board’s list since 1988, said McKenzie. “So it’s not surprising that it’s coming forward again,” said the trustee, who presented the amendment at the board’s business services committee meeting on April 11. Broadview is in such disrepair that investing $4 million in renovations, as suggested by staff, would be “throwing good money after bad,” said McKenzie. MacLaren said the Ministry of Education identified systemic problems with the board starting in 2007, when then Tory Education Minister Kathleen Wynne assigned Joan Green and Brian Cain to investigate the board, who listed their conclusions in a report titled, All Students and All Communities. The report said the board was divided with “too much politics in play,” with voting factions who stalled decision making, said MacLaren. “I ask you to conduct a review of the performance and functionality of the OCDSB board of trustees,” he writes in the letter to the ministry. “I also ask for a progress update on the 26 recommendations of the All Students and All Communities report to ensure all the concerns brought forward have been properly addressed.”
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tees, which spent the past two years preparing a set of recommendations for changes to grades, programs and boundaries in Kanata north and south. The motion was opposed by trustees living in the city’s urban core. “Students, parents, and staff will suffer from the delayed and wrongful decision,” wrote MacLaren. At another meeting, the same trustees who voted down the staff motion to address overcrowding in Kanata schools supported an amendment to the board’s capital priorities list for a rebuild of Broadview Public School in downtown Ottawa, said MacLaren. Board staff had recommended renovating the school at the cost of $4 million. Trustee McKenzie presented an alternative motion, a modified version of the Kanata South Accommodation Review Committee proposal, which was also rejected by trustees. Staff said the plan will not address the problem of weak program enrolment at the school and would lead to another accommodation review in as little as two years. At another meeting, the same trustees who voted down the staff motion to address overcrowding in Kanata schools supported an amendment to the board’s capital priorities list for a rebuild of Broadview Public School in downtown Ottawa, said MacLaren. Board staff had recommended renovating the school at the cost of $4 million. “It’s old, but it’s a sound
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Neilcorp recognized within Tarionâ€™s top five Home Builders EMC business â€“ For the third time in the last five years, Neilcorp Homes was named a finalist for the 2012 Tarion Awards of Excellence in the Medium Volume Builder Category. This is the only distinction in Ontario that recognizes new home buildersâ€™ dedication to providing exemplary customer service. Over 16 per cent of consumers who bought homes in Ontario between Oct. 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2011 responded to Tarionâ€™s comprehensive survey (in partnership with Harris Decima). Respondents were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with their builder, from the signing of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, through the construction and pre-delivery period, to after-sales services. The Almonte-based home devel-
oper has developments in Ottawa as well as Almonte. â€œBeing a finalist in 2007, 2011 and again in 2012 is a great honour. It shows that Neilcorp homeowners recognize our continued dedication to providing outstanding customer service and to building superior quality homes. Thereâ€™s no better feeling than knowing our homeowners are happy in their Neilcorp homes. We pride ourselves on knowing that we are one of the five top home builders in Ontario. Knowing that there are over 18,000 medium volume home builders in Ontario, this is quite the feat,â€? said Robert Dick, co-owner of Neilcorp Homes. The category winners were publicly announced on Tuesday, April 17. Submitted by Neilcorp Homes
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EMC news - A plan to get rid of bus tickets in favour of a new smart-card system raised concerns from advocates who fear the move will unfairly hike transit costs for low-income people and community organizations. Tickets would still be available for the foreseeable future, but with the roll-out of the Presto smart-card payment system for OC Transpo on July 1, paying with tickets will cost more per-ride than paying with the cash value people can load on to their new Presto cards. The move is intended to encourage people to switch to the Presto card, but delegates who spoke to the city’s transit commission on April 23 accused OC Transpo of unfairly increasing costs for the transit service’s most disadvantage customers. Low-income residents who take transit infrequently favour using tickets, said Tong Zhao-Ansari of the City for All Women Initiative and many don’t have easy access to the Internet (or a phone) needed to top up the value on a Presto card. Some don’t even have a debit or credit card that would provide the funds to transfer. Those people would be limited to using cash to top up
their Presto cards at city client service centres or OC Transpo sales centres (while tickets are available at hundreds of stores across the city). With tickets as their only viable option, a 15 per cent increase on tickets (compared to an overall fare increase of 2.5 per cent) is unfair, several advocates told the commission. “Why should people on low income and service agencies feel this increase so acutely?” Zhao-Ansari asked the transit commission on April 23. Low-income people also beneﬁt from the ticket system because community service agencies like the Plant Pool Recreation Association hand out tickets so people can take transit to access their programs. With a jump in ticket prices and no comparable temporary pass option available through Presto when it rolls out, the association’s Ida Henderson said the group will end up paying an additional 80 cents for each of the 330 swimming program vouchers it hands out clients of a family crisis centre. “We can’t understand how we or others will be able to cope without a system like tickets or something similar,” Henderson said. While she understands the desire to provide ﬁnancial in-
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centives for riders to switch to Presto, Henderson asked for the city and OC Transpo to ﬁnd a way to do that without disadvantaging service agencies and the low-income residents they serve. John Manconi, general manager of OC Transpo, agreed the ticket issue is important and one of the challenges the transit service will be looking at to ﬁnd an alternate, Prestocompatible option for single rides or temporary use. ECOPASS MOURNED
Two transit commissioners – public member Emily Rahn and Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches – were upset that the introduction of Presto will spell the end of
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Red trillium Studio Tour The Red Trillium Studio Tour is back again for it’s 26th spring edition. This Studio Tour is a semi-annual event that takes place throughout West Carleton-March and this year’s Tour takes place on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13, from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free for this self-guided tour. The Red Trillium Tour features the leading artists and artisans from McLaren’s Landing, Carp, Woodlawn, Constance Bay and more. The artists’ work includes gardens, paintings, bookbinding, drawing, pottery, stained glass, glass blowing, pewter, basketry, woodwork, fabric art, Santa Dolls, photography, sculpture, and carving to name but a few. For more information on this great event you can call Catharine Nutt at 613-839-2793, or you can go to their website at www.redtrilliumst.com. Police Background Checks – New Rules In August 2012, some new rules around Police Background Checks will come into effect. You are invited to attend this session to get all of the information needed to help keep your volunteers engaged and ready to serve. There will be a presentation and then an open discussion on how these new rules will affect the way you meet the needs of your volunteers and the clients they help. The session takes place Thursday, May 10, from 10am to noon at Volunteer Ottawa, C3 Centre, 1155 Lola Street, Suite 201. There is a cost of $20 to attend. For more information contact Karen Buckshi, Education Coordinator, 613-7365266 x114, firstname.lastname@example.org. Speeding on our Roads I frequently hear from residents who are concerned with the speed at which motorists travel along our rural roads. I would like to remind everyone that you should contact the Ottawa Police directly at 613-236-1222 x7300 to make formal complaints regarding speeding on our streets. You should also encourage your neighbours to do the same. The police need to hear from the public when speeding is witnessed. It’s only when they are notiﬁed that the complaint can be logged, assigned an ofﬁcer and action taken. As well, because the police track trends happening in our neighbourhoods they are far better equipped than my ofﬁce in deciding on the best course of action to take.
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Best friends photos to raise money for healthy breasts Kimberly O’Shaughnessy
EMC lifestyle - Best friends are special. They give us their support, their ear, their advice and their love. Best friends make our lives rich and wouldn’t it be memorable to have a professional portrait of you and your best friend? And wouldn’t it be even nicer to help in raising funds to help in the early diagnosis of the number two killer of our best friends. Garlough Photo is joining with the Partners in Caring Foundation to raise money for the Digital Mammography Unit at the Arnprior District Memorial Hospital. Team up with your best friend, have fun, create a lasting memory and raise money for all women in our community. Pre-book an half-hour appointment and for $75 you will receive two 8x10 photos of you and your best friend. “I believe Digital Mammography needs to come to the Arnprior Hospital,” Garlough said. “As we all know too well, early detection is the best prevention for breast cancer and for women in this area that means having access to state-of-the-art technology. Digital Mammography is this technology and we deserve to have this equipment easily accessible to our surrounding communities.”
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Garlough earned her Masters of Photographic Arts designation in 2007 and successfully established her business in the Ottawa Valley. She is locally renowned for her original portraiture and outstanding customer service. She has recently given birth to her next exciting venture, Innovation Advancement. This new business is a full service dental consultancy and coaching business based on creative ideas. “I strive to offer state-of-the-art training and speaking on dental practice management with an innovative bent.” Yet Garlough says, “photography is still a burning passion that I never tire of.” Sittings will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 at her studio in Burnstown. Each appointment will be a half hour and this will include the photo session and your choice of one image. This one image will then be developed at a later date and each person will receive one 8x10 photo as a keepsake of yourself and your best friend. Appointment can be scheduled by calling Digital Mammography campaign chair Kimberley O’Shaughnessy at Island View Retirement Suites at 613-622-0002, ext. #1. “Together, we can drive the success of early detection of breast cancer and save our best friends lives,” they say.
Not only is Nordion Inc. – where he is the CEO – one of the world’s leading providers of medical isotopes for diagnosis and treatment of the disease, the company is also the title sponsor of Ride the Rideau, eastern Ontario’s largest singleday cancer fundraiser. Last September, just after riding 100 km from Ottawa to Merrickville in Ride the Rideau, which is organized by The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, West was diagnosed with nonHodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer which attacks the body’s immune system. As an avid athlete, he never thought it would happen to him. Not expecting to hear the words, ‘you most likely have cancer’ from his doctor, West was alone when he received his diagnosis. After the initial shock, the hardest part was going home to deliver the news to his wife, Eunice. “The emotional impact of having cancer is huge for you and your family,” he said. “It was such a shock… To go home and tell your wife that the doctor told me I most likely have cancer just shakes you to
Nordion CEO and cancer crusader Steve West will be returning to Ride the Rideau after successfully battling cancer earlier this year. your very foundation of your roots. You can’t imagine what it’s like.” Never one to give up hope, West continued to work and follow his rigorous sports training regimen while receiving treatment at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre (TOHCC). Coincidentally, the treatment he received included participation in a clinical trial – the main fundraising focus of Ride the Rideau. Earlier this year, surrounded by his family, West marked the
end of his treatment by ringing the ceremonial victory bell in the Chemotherapy Unit of TOHCC. More than ever, he realizes the importance of supporting cancer care at The Ottawa Hospital and research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. In addition to returning as title sponsor for the third year of Ride the Rideau, West is also captaining his own team on September 8, 2012. While the company has set “a stretch goal” of $70,000, West has committed to personally raising half of that amount. “When I began supporting the efforts of The Ottawa Hospital to improve cancer care in our community, I never thought I would be a patient here myself,” he said. “I experienced firsthand what the support of events like Ride the Rideau do,” he said. “It makes such a difference. Thanks to the treatment I received at The Ottawa Hospital, I’m here for my family, my work, and to cycle another day.” To support Steve West’s ride, or to register for Ride the Rideau, visit www.ridetherideau.ca.
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Gum disease controversy makes headlines during dental health month EMC lifestyle - The CBCâ€™s headlines on April 19 stated that gum disease and heart disease may not be directly linked. What does this mean to you and me? â€œThe message sent out by some in health-care professions, that heart attack and stroke are directly linked to gum disease, can distort the facts, alarm patients and perhaps shift the focus on prevention away from well-known risk factors for these diseases,â€? said Dr. Peter Lockhart, a professor and chair of oral medicine at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.â€? â€œThe studies pointing to a link were not designed well enough to find more than an associationâ€?, Lockhart said. What the CBC article tries to explain is that it is not a direct
cause and effect relationship. But there is an association. Both gum disease, or periodontal disease, and cardiovascular disease produce markers of inflammation and
markers predict cardiovascular disease. However the most directly associated disease with gum disease is diabetes because there is a 2-way association. People who have diabetes are more likely to have serious gum disease. People with gum disease are more likely to acquire diabetes. â€œGum disease can also contribute to other health conditions like pneumonia in senior citizensâ€?, said the president of the Canadian Dental Association. Bacteria from the mouth are breathed in to the lungs resulting in pneumonia. Registered Dental hygienists have been educating their patients/clients for many years about these associations. Statistically, a positive association between these diseases is significant and does exist. So what does this mean?
Community association to talk about poison ivy EMC lifestyle - Can you recognize poison ivy? Do you know what to do if you have a reaction? Can you get it from petting your dog? The March Rural Community Association extends an open invitation to everyone to attend our meeting on Wednesday, May 9, when we will hear a presentation by one of our residents who has researched the topic, as well as sharing
personal experiences. Many live with this pesky plant on our property, and have had to come to terms with it. We look forward to learning more about how to avoid it, as well as how to deal with its inevitable consequences. There will also be discussions about how to deal with the Emerald Ash Borer. This is a hot topic across the city, and although we are not see-
ing widespread tree removal by the City in our community just now, we all need to better understand the options for property owners. At the meeting April 11, a presentation by Steve Nason of the plans for the new Kanata North Recreation Complex, with a review of the various indoor and outdoor sports and recreation facilities, and a description of the fundraising.
Have your teeth cleaned regularly by a dental hygienist and follow the homecare instructions that you receive. This way the inflammation in your mouth will be eliminated decreasing your risk of systemic disease. The president of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association states that the most common dental problem among adults is the lack of access to care and inability to pay for it. â€œDental hygienists are the primary care provider. The impact of oral health and chronic disease like diabetes
is profound. The connection between the mouth and body is real.â€? Lockart does confirm that having clean teeth and healthy gums are important for overall health. Treatment is required for simple gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, and for chronic periodontal disease where bone around the roots of the teeth disappear, eventually leaving teeth wobbly. Dental Hygienists have taken any association between gum disease and systemic conditions very seriously. They have diligently educated, and
thoroughly removed the tartar and plaque to stop these oral diseases in their tracks! Now you can easily access dental cleaning directly from an Independent Dental Hygienist. There, your periodontal needs will be assessed and addressed and your systemic health risk reduced. This article is written by Muriel Laughton RDH, BA Psych, who has just opened an Independent Dental Hygiene Practice at 202-1300 Carling Avenue, 613-722-7108. She is on the executive of the Ottawa Dental Hygienistsâ€™ Society.
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Late summer festival set to return to Constance Bay Event to raise funds for proposed community centre expansion Theresa Fritz email@example.com
EMC news – Bay Days are back. Plans are well underway to bring a one-time successful community festival back to Constance Bay over a 10-day period this summer. Bay Days, as the celebration is known, will run from Friday, Aug. 24 to Labour Day Monday, “Bay Days was a huge community event almost 15 years ago,” explained Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Association (CBBCA)
past president and main event organizer Len Russell. “Our board (executive) thought it would be a good time for us to celebrate our past and our future.” A lot of time and energy has gone into bringing the event back to the community and every attempt is being made to offer a wide-variety of entertainment and activities. “We expect to have a couple of major performances,” Russell offered. “We will have ﬁreworks on two consecutive weekends and a very
large children’s day. Also planned are beach events, games, shows (cars and dogs), regattas, canoe races, competitions, tournaments, beer tent, ﬁreworks, etc. The overall theme of the event will be ‘retro’ and organizers are hoping to bring back some of the events that cottagers enjoyed in the ‘60s and ‘70s. “In the old days, Bay Days was held over two days – one day at the beach and the other at the community centre,” Russell recalled.
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And the community centre will be a big part of this year’s event. Bay Days will also be a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the CBBCA as well as the community centre on Len Purcell Drive. Russell conﬁrmed that funds raised from Bay Days will go towards the proposed expansion to the community centre. While no details on this proposal were public as of press deadline, watch for a news story on this exciting development in the future. With most summer weekends already ﬁlled with events, Russell is not concerned
about the fact Bay Days will fall during Arnprior’s White Pine Festival and Kinburn’s Swampfest. “It really can stand on its own,” he said. “We are really focusing primarily on our community…we are not trying to compete with other events.” While the hope is that people from outside Constance Bay will take in some of the festivities, the primary goal of Bay Days is for local residents to celebrate their own community with their neighbours. “We don’t want to lose sight of all the people who live here,” Russell noted.
Not much has changed in Constance Bay over the years. The nearly 100-year-old community has many long-time residents who are dedicated volunteers, many of whom assisted with Bay Days in its previous incarnation. “There will be something for every age,” Russell concluded. “It will be the biggest event we’ve ever had in Constance Bay.” While the plan is to continue Bay Days on a yearly basis, the expectation is the 10-day format will only be for this year and possibly next year. After that, the festival will become a weekend event.
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The Royal Bank in Arnprior said goodbye to a longtime employee and friend last week when Susan Fraser, centre, with flowers, worked her last day at the bank after 42 years. Fraser, who started as a teller and worked her way up to account manager, is originally from Kinburn, and worked most of her time at the Arnprior branch. In her retirement, Fraser plans to spend time with family, including her three grandchildren.
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Trenton Evenson, 6, inspects the track before the Kub Kar Rally race. The rally, a Cub Scout tradition, sees the children racing self-built toy cars down a large wooden track.
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So I was giving some thought to my comfort zone the other day. My deﬁnition of a comfort zone is that area in your life that you operate from where you feel most comfortable, stable, secure and conﬁdent. I ﬁnd when I stay in this zone for very long I get bored, irritated, lethargic and apathetic. I think it’s very important for all of us to get out of our comfort zone to feel energized, challenged and alive. I believe that is why my love for traveling is so strong. As much as it makes me uncomfortable and stressed some of the times, the beneﬁts are so rewarding. When you are standing all alone in Belize doing yoga on a beach in the Golf of Honduras how can you not feel totally alive. When you are zip lining over a 50 foot gorge in Costa Rica how can you not feel energized and when you are caring, bathing and changing diapers for an abandoned baby gibbon in Thailand, how can you not feel like an anxious mother? Taking ourselves out of our own comfort zone is imperative for personal growth. It lends itself to increasing self conﬁdence a hundred times over. It teaches you so much about yourself, the good and not so good points about your personality. Removing yourself from a comfort zone creates courage and passion for life. It can also introduce you to so many challenging
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Another resident who will remain nameless, recalls being way out of his comfort zone also during the war when, how should I say, a lady of the evening approached him and wanted to take one of his crew members away for a few days for some fun and he had to tell her NO!
For instance, I really do not like horses very much. I have tried very hard to enjoy them. From a young age starting around 8 years old, I have put myself in situations where I ride them and pet them and the experience is never good. Horses have left me hanging in trees, hanging on for dear life and hanging upside down. Horses feel my fear, play on my sensibilities and then enjoy terrorizing me. I have made the decision in my life to stay IN my comfort zone around horses.
Leaving a comfort zone behind can challenge us to step up to the plate in a variety of ways. Believing that it is ok to make mistakes and try again makes it easier to step out of this zone. Whatever this means for you, I challenge you to try something different. It could be a new activity or a new way to approach someone you are having difﬁculty with. Try something different, step out of your comfort zone and see what happens. It may add some spice to your life.
Doug who just moved into Island View a few weeks ago shared with me a story from his younger years when he was a co-pilot in the 2nd World War. He recalls being out of his comfort zone when ﬂying supplies of food, ammunition and medical provisions to paratroops that he had previously dropped at the bridges crossing the Rhine River. He did this all while under heavy ﬁre from the Germans.
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Rev. Monique Stone (above from left) from St. James Church, Group Commissioner Angus Palmer from the 1st Carp Scouts and West Carleton-March Councillor Eli El-Chantiry cut the cakes at the 70th Anniversary of the 1st Carp Scouts on Saturday. Trenton Evenson, 6, (right) watches closely as Group Commissioner Angus Palmer puts the finishing touches on his Kub Kar Rally car during the 1st Carp Scouts 70th Anniversary festivities. G%%&&(,&%(.
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Old-fashioned fun promised Party time: Town of Arnprior gears up for major 150th anniversary bash this June
The June 8-10 weekend will open with a community event designed to get families out together. â€œOn Friday night, weâ€™re going to have an outdoor family movie night at the park,â€? said Grinstead. The movie Real Steel is suitable for all ages and organizers hope families come out to enjoy the event and kick off the festival. â€œOn Saturday the festivities are going to be kicked off with a parade, graciously being organized by the Arnprior Legion,â€? said Grinstead. Expected to draw participation from antique cars to steam-powered tractors and of course, more modern ďŹ‚oat entries as well, the parade should be lots of fun for all ages, said Grinstead. The steam-powered tractors will then be on display on John Street, a portion of which will be closed. â€œItâ€™ll be great to see all the old tractors,â€? said Grinstead. Downtown merchants will be getting involved, with a sidewalk sale and other features planned for the weekend. The museum will have special displays for visitors, including the contents of a time capsule buried on the occasion of the townâ€™s 125th anniversary. Art in the Park will take place at CN Park on Saturday as well. â€œAll day Saturday, there will be a selection of local art work on display,â€? said Grinstead. â€œIt should really be something to see.â€?
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Saturday activities will be wrapped up with a barn dance sponsored the by the Arnprior Agricultural Society. Kyle Felhaver and friends and Catalyst are among the evening performers. A much-anticipated part of the Sunday schedule is Stonefence Theatreâ€™s musical tribute to Mac Beattie and the Melodiers. â€œA lot of people are looking forward to that,â€? said Grinstead. The townâ€™s churches are banding together and planning a large ecumenical service Sunday at the Nick Smith Centre. â€œWe are expecting a very large crowd for that,â€? said Grinstead. The committee has commissioned a number of souvenirs, including a commemorative book, hats and thermal mugs, will be on sale during the festivities and Grinstead said she is pleased to say Lâ€™Arche has partnered with the committee and will have volunteers at the booths selling the items.
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The ďŹ re hall will have an open house and heritage displays for the event, as well, said Grinstead. And the Oâ€™Brien Theatre will be playing historic ďŹ lms throughout the anniversary. Saturdayâ€™s fun also includes a little something for those with a sweet tooth, with the help of St. John Chrysostomâ€™s Catholic Womenâ€™s League â€œThe CWL are hosting a pie baking contest so thatâ€™ll be lots of fun,â€? said Grinstead. Robert Simpson Park will be hopping Saturday, too. â€œThe park is a focal point of
Arnprior, are you ready for an old-fashioned good time? The upcoming festivities planned to celebrate the townâ€™s 150th birthday this June will offer that and so much more, says Arnprior Coun. Lynn Grinstead, chair of the 150th committee. Organizers are busily preparing for a host of weekend activities and are looking for more volunteers and support for the early summer festival. â€œWe are still looking for volunteers,â€? said Grinstead. â€œWe need people to dress in period costume, and if thatâ€™s not your cup of tea, there are other opportunities available.â€? The committee and the community are behind the anniversary event 100 per cent, says Grinstead. â€œIâ€™ve been so fortunate to have such a passionate team,â€? said Grinstead. â€œAnd with all of the service groups and others that have come forward everything is coming together great. We couldnâ€™t do it without them.â€? Social media has played a huge role in getting the word out about events. A Facebook page and other online information is drumming up support around the Valley and beyond. â€œThere have been several people who have said â€˜I havenâ€™t been back to Arnprior in years and this seems like a great opportunity to go,â€™â€? said Grinstead
our activities,â€? said Grinstead, â€œThe Arnprior Optimist Club has very generously offered to provide kidsâ€™ games down at the park,â€? she said. Also on Saturday, the Prior Players will deliver a 40-minute performance featuring Arnprior Mayor David Reid, McNab-Braeside Mayor Mary Campbell and Grinstead herself. The play, which focuses on local history, will be performed at the Christian Education Centre Lumberjack shows, war canoe rides and a pioneer village are also highlights of Saturdayâ€™s activities. And entertainment will be continuous. â€œThereâ€™ll be lots of music on the gazebo stage,â€? said Grinstead. â€œThe action on Saturday will be non-stop.â€? Ceremonies will be held to open and close the event and Dennis Harrington and the Heritage Band have been conďŹ rmed as performing at Sundayâ€™s closing ceremonies.
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3944 Farmview Rd., Kinburn Nearly new 3200 sq. ft. bungalow on 9 treed acres, private setting within 3 minutes of 417. Open concept, pine and tile floors, all new stainless appliances. Unspoiled lower level with walk out. Pond on property MLS#821662 $499,000
1453 Blakeney Rd., Pakenham 1840â€™s Georgian style stone home on 17+ acres on the shores of the Mississippi River. Excellent condition and a beautiful setting - Large rooms thruout, lots of natural light. Pine and hardwood floors, some newer windows, metal roof. Detached 2 car garage; 32â€™ x 65â€™ steel clad shed. MLS#827905 $495,000
3096 Kinburn Side Rd., Kinburn Well maintained 1.5 storey home in Kinburn. Great neighbourhood to call home. 3 bdrms, 2 baths, hrdwd and pine floors. Large principal rooms. Private backyard. Separate, workshop/storage $174,900 shed with loft. MLS#822558
66 McVicar Lane, White Lake 4 season home on the banks of the beautiful Madawaska River. 4 bdrms, 3 baths, walk out lower level; 3rd level master suite with balcony. Large decks overlooking the river. Detached 2 car garage with loft. Easy access to the water. MLS#828893
105 Thymes Dr., Kinburn This property has it all - 2 storey, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, fully finished basement, hardwood and ceramic floors, eat in kitchen, dng rm and lvg rm, main floor den, wrap around porch, attached 2 car garage. Pond and waterfall. All this on a private, beautifully treed 5 acre estate lot in the exclusive subdivision of Eastman Heights MLS#825445 $524,900
4507 Stonecrest, Rd., Woodlawn Hi Ranch home on large country lot with SW exposure. Open concept main floor, hrdwd floors, fully finished basement. 3+2 bedrooms - bdrms in basement presently being used as den and games room. New windows 2011, roof 2009, kitchen cabinets 2008, hrdwd 2008, deck and patio door 2008. Wood pellet stove in basement. MLS#825647 $259,900
4334 Upper Dwyer Hill Rd 97 acres with approx. 45 acres tilled and 55 acres forested. Excellent location within 20 minutes of Kanata. Access to the Mississippi River. Lots of deer and turkeys on the property. Totally upgraded 4 bdrm, 3 bath home in excellent condition. Recently installed hi efficient heat pump - very economical. MLS#828706
3228 Carp Rd., Carp 97 acres - 3 bdrm bungalow and extensive green house operation - formerly Carp Growers. All tile drained land - good soil. The house is in good condition, 3 bdrms, 2 full baths. Office/retail area approx 40â€™ x 100â€™, fully serviced. Greenhouse complex approx. 260â€™ x 310â€™ with furnaces, sprinkler system etc. MLS#827889 $1,490,000
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Calabogie Blues & Ribfest receives grant The Township of Greater Madawaska received a grant from the Ministry of Tourism’s Celebrate Ontario Program, and these funds will help not only to secure some of the top Blues performers, but also help attract a greater audience to the township. The Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Blues & Ribfest will be held the weekend of Aug.17-19 at the Calabogie Peaks Resort, less than an
hour away from Ottawa. Celebrate Ontario Grants help new and existing Ontario festivals and events enhance their programs, activities and services. This support helps grow tourism in the province by making it easier for event organizers to offer new and improved experiences that will attract more tourists and increase visitor spending. The McGuinty Govern-
EMC events - Battle of the Barbecues and boogie with the blues! Thanks to the tremendous support of the Province of Ontario’s Celebrate Ontario Program, Greater Madawaska Township is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Blues & Ribfest will be showcasing some of the ﬁnest blues music found anywhere in North America.
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We are all one in spirit: diverse, blended family EMC events - Leading up to the Ottawa Valley’s first Diversity Festival July 7 in Renfrew, Ont., organizers invite you to meet some of the many diverse individuals who make up our unique and wonderful community. A diverse and blended family is a beautiful thing. Just ask Mona Fox, of Dacre. Mona is Metis and had been married to a status Indian from Alberta. When her eldest son was an immigration ofﬁcer, he married a Russian woman and brought her to Canada where they had a daughter and a son. Mona’s younger son married a Metis woman and they have four children. Mona’s husband Alan is originally from England and had two daughters in his ﬁrst marriage. The eldest married a French Canadian and they have three bilingual children. The younger daughter married a Mexican and they have three sons and are tri-lingual. “We are all blended and happy that way. We love travelling and meeting ‘the
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ment is proud to support local festivals and events like the Calabogie Blues & Ribfest,” said Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “Through Celebrate Ontario we are helping festivals and events attract broader audiences, increase visitor spending and boost local economies - ultimately creating jobs in the Greater Madawaska Township and across our great province.” Greater Madawaska Township Mayor Peter Emon acknowledged the support of the business community within the township. “Our township has partnered with Calabogie Peaks Resort and many other local businesses to help deliver one of the biggest festivals in Eastern Ontario. “The Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Blues & Ribfest is a great way for tourists to discover the many opportunities available in our region and it allows our business community to beneﬁt from the many economic development spinoffs from this event.” In 2011, over 8,300 attended the inaugural festival and organizers are expecting an even bigger crowd during the weekend of Aug. 17-19. In addition to the live Blues music and Rib Grillers, there is an interactive Kidz Zone, overnight camping, the Calabogie Peaks Chairlift, a Blues Workshop and many other activities. Advance tickets are available online at www.calabogieblues.com.
locals’and enjoying the wonderful and exotic foods of other cultures and enjoying their music and learning about their traditions. We are open to meeting and sharing with interesting people,” says Mona. “We are saddened by the fear and dislike we see among people who want to stick only to people who are like them.” Born and raised in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Mona married at a young age and raised her two sons by herself. She completed her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in social work at the University of Calgary and worked for over 25 years in the federal government and lived in Kanata. She met Alan in 1983 and the couple opted for early retirement in 1995 when they moved to Dacre where he has had a home since 1974. Both Foxes had worked in social programs in Ottawa and retirement has allowed them to continue to support issues dear to their heart. “I have always been active on Aboriginal issues and have always had input on politics, policies, programs and social issues,” says Mona. She is among a team of people helping women in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya help themselves. Mona was amazed when she came across the group of women, all whose lives have been affected by HIV or AIDS, making beads from recycled magazines. She jumped on board and brought the campaign back to Canada, selling the Dorcus bead necklaces and bracelets at local craft fairs and events. Also, the Foxes had been to the Imara Health Care Centre in Africa whose founder was keeping it going without government grants or funding.The couple has raised awareness and garnered support at local Rotary clubs, including Eganville where they are members. And while Mona will be away at a family event out west for the Diversity Festival, Alan has agreed to have a booth selling the Dorcus jewelry and offering information on the initiative. Also, a display of the necklaces and bracelets and the African projects can be seen in Money Concepts window in Renfrew this month. The Foxes are an example of a diverse family reaching out to help a diverse world. For more info on the initiatives: www.eganvillerotary.com/imara-project.html, or www.facebook.com/ groups/310763775658284. For festival information email firstname.lastname@example.org or www. facebook/DiversityFestival.
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4935 Lunney Rd.,Madawaska Headpond 59 acres on Lake Madawaska with over 5000’ of shoreline. Beautifull custom-built 3 bedroom brick bungalow with a separate 3 car garage/workshop.You won’t be disappointed! $799,000. MLS#810882
37 Tierney St.S., Arnprior Lovely 2+ bedroom home totally renovated within the last 10 years. hardwood, ceramic and laminate ﬂoors,2 baths, main ﬂoor laundry and family room or 3rd bedroom, oak kitchen with 3 appliances and a private rear yard! A pleasure to show. $204,500. MLS#828250
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1825 Stevenson Dr. Located minutes from Arnprior lovely bungalow w/fully ﬁnished bsmt, open concept lv/dn/kit w/ laminate ﬂoors, salt water above ground pool, storage sheds real value for your $. MLS #818865 $315,000
0 K & P Trail. Waterfront 1 1/2 acre lot with approx 475 feet frontage on Calabogie Lake. Close to golf course and ATV trail. MLS 829140 $309,000
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MLS# 825469 $199,900. Looking for privacy, waterfront and nature on your doorstep then this is it! Completely natural 4.8 acres with 200 ft on banner creek with access to Madawaska River. Year round and well built with walkout lower level. Very bright and spacious. Entirely hidden from the road. many updates. Footings in for large deck. Hardwood and ceramic tile ﬂooring.
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MLS# 827061 $189,900. Fanastic family home on a county sized lot in the middle of downtown with a mixed use zoning. Detached garage with lots of parking. New roof, newer windows, updated wiring. Hardwd and softwd ﬂoors throughout. 4 bedrooms with built in storage and closets. Inviting front veranda and covered back porch.
D L O S MLS# 819330 $359,900. Absolutely remarkable 2 1/2 storey lovingly cared for inside and out by owners who have lived in home since 1954. Prime location.many updates and improvements. Fabulous 3rd storey loft would make a great studio. Addition includes garage, bathroom and storage. Walk to schools, park, beach and grove.
D L O S MLS# 815765 $369,900. Immaculate custom home located high on a bluff overlooking the ottawa river. Just outside the town line. The living and dining rooms offer terriﬁc views of the ottawa river and hills. Wraparound deck offers a panoramic hilltop river view. Double sided gas ﬁreplace master bedroom to living room. 0503 R0011386958
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NEW LISTING! 161 Fireside Drive, Constance Bay Desirable forest property, 1 acre lot, large 3 bedrm home with a versatile layout for any family type, den, famrm, solarium, whirlpool bath, formal livrm & dinrm, fireplace, 2 car garage, huge mudrm/laundry rm, c/air, natural gas heating, deck & more! Walk to beach & enjoy nature trails! $387,900
NEW LISTING! 5116 Woodkilton Road, Maclarenâ€™s Landing 25 acre hobby farm Pretty setting! Cozy 4 bedrm Viceroy 2 storey home, cathedral ceiing & floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace in livrm, 3 baths, balcony off master bedrm, finished walkout basement with woodstove, rec rm & den, terrific 20â€™ x 40â€™ barn with studio loft, 2 car garage. Home needs some updating but shows well with an unique layout! $389,900
NEW LISTING! 4368 Armitage Avenue, Dunrobin Waterfront 3 bedrm Cape Cod beach home, 100â€™ on the Ottawa River with gorgeous sunsets & mountain view, 2 car garage, solarium, main flr laundry & famrm, maple flrs, 2 fireplaces, inground pool, pergola, cheater ensuite, 5 appls & more . $549,900
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SOLD! 62 McClintock Way, Kanata 3 bedroom condominium townhouse in well cared for neighbourhood, parking at front door, play ground across street, lots of visitors parking, freshly painted, 1.5 baths, rec rm, newer gars furnace, windows and includes 4 appliances. List price $199,900
SOLD! 2892 Old Maple Lane, Dunrobin Stunning, virtually new 3 bedroom bungalow with walkout basement, open concept, cathderal ceilings, granite kitchen, hardwood & tile flrs, master & second bedrm both have ensuite baths & walk-in closets, main flr laundry, huge back deck, hi-efficency propane gas furnace, central air & more! List price $359,900
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#12, 402 Cty Rd 29. $19,900 d m mobile in Twin Oaks park 2 bdr bdrm just south of Smiths Falls. See www.rcrhomes.ca/ rcrhomes.ca/829119 a 829119
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KERWIN REALTIES Why Pay More - As Low As 4% Commission 3 bdrm stone bungalow home in town of Kinburn will astound you, rplced bathroom, high end fixtures, Jacuzzi tub, marble tiles, all new windows brand new kitchen,granite counter tops, new cabinetry, hardwood was redone,perfect recrm all done and move in ready. Just move right in. 3821 Loggers Way, Kinburn $295,900 - MLS#827641
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EMC entertainment - A filmmaker who is living out his dream is doing so with the help of two special locations. If you look closely at scifi thriller Rulers of Darkness, the first feature length film for Manotickâ€™s Dale Windle, you will see scenes set in the famed Diefenbunker Cold War Museum in Carp and at the Daily Scoop Cafe in Almonte. With filming at the Daily Scoop now complete, filming at the Diefenbunker will take place this month. With a cast and crew comprised of mainly Ottawa residents, Rulers of Darkness was written and is being produced by 58-year-old Windle, who made the courageous decision to follow his dreams in 2010 after three friends died in a head-on car crash. Windle, who was running a successful IT management consulting company that he had created in a second career after 15 years working as a professional architect, didnâ€™t hesitate about making another move. â€œI just said â€˜you know what, life is precious,â€™â€? said Windle. So it was off to film school at the Millennium Film Workshop in New York City. â€œItâ€™s something I always wanted to do with my life.â€? Windle came back and wrote, produced, directed and filmed his first film â€“ a 22-minute comedy, American Idle, about lazy non-produc-
Filmaker Dale Windle, seen here lining up a shot, is filming scenes for his new sci-fi thriller Rulers of Darkness at the Diefenbunker in Carp this month. This marks his first feature length film and he has also filmed scene at Almonteâ€™s Daily Scoop Cafe. tive â€œworkersâ€? taking part in a contest to be selected as the idlest person in America. â€œAnd so now here I am al-
most exactly two years later, shooting my first full-length feature film,â€? said Windle. He learned about the Falcon
Lake incident when he turned on the radio one day. â€œWhen I heard about this on the radio I was trying to
come up with an idea for a film. I was looking for an idea I could run with, and this was it,â€? he said.
The Falcon Lake incident is a reported unidentified flying object encounter near Falcon Lake, Manitoba, claimed to have occurred on May 20, 1967 by Stefan Michalak. He described the movie, with lead actors Olivier Surprenant and Rachel Cairns, as â€œfairly easy to makeâ€? and said he has received nothing but co-operation from officials at the Diefenbunker and owners and staff at the Daily Scoop CafĂŠ. â€œEverybodyâ€™s just been fantastic,â€? says Windle. A fabulous addition to the cast has been Duke Redbird, an elder in the Saugeen Ojibway community who plays a wisdom keeper in the movie. Meeting the people and visiting the location are part of what Windle loves most about his work. He said that while he has a history of success in several fields, he went into these work areas out of necessity, not passion. As a teenager, he started making films with his Dadâ€™s super 8mm camera, even winning awards and accolades from the local arts community. However, his father balked at filmmaking as a career and insisted on a professional career. Windle says his is a classic story of finally pursuing your dreams, or as he puts it: â€œItâ€™s never too late to have a happy childhood. And the Daily Scoop CafĂŠ and the Diefenbunker are now part of that dream. Visit www.RulersofDarknessMovie.com for details.
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From the Ottawa to the Mississippi: Galilee Centre priest says farewell
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After three years at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior, Rev. Jack Lau, an Oblate father, has been reassigned to the town of Godfrey, Illinois, to the banks of the Mississippi River. In Illinois, Lau will join the Regional Novitiate, where men spend one year discerning their vocation to become a vowed missionary Oblate.
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EMC news â€“ When Rev. Jack Lau drives away from the Galilee Centre in a few weeks, he will be taking a piece of Arnprior with him. And undoubtedly, Father Jack, as heâ€™s known to most, has left his mark on Arnprior and Galilee. From the peace pole at Galileeâ€™s front door to the new and rejuvenated programs and the new crop of yoga enthusiasts inspired by the Oblates Missionary priest who has been at Galilee for the past three years, his work will continue to be of benefit for years to come. Lau will deliver his last interpretive mass Saturday of the May long weekend and celebrate and say some goodbyes at a pot-luck at his house
afterwards. His new assignment will bring him to the town of Godfrey, Illinois, to the banks of the Mississippi River and a place not unlike the Galilee Centre on the Ottawa River. Getting ready to say his goodbyes has been a bit overwhelming, says Lau, especially since he found a special home in Arnprior. â€œThe people have been very welcoming,â€? says Lau. â€œThey really appreciated having a priest here at Galilee.â€? Lau also led mass each Sunday at the University of Ottawa â€“ so the goodbyes will stretch beyond Arnprior and surrounding area. The hospitality he has experienced and the relationships he has made extend beyond those in the Galilee and
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Arnpriorâ€™s 150 Anniversary
COME AND HELP US CELEBRATE JUNE 8 â€“ 10, 2012
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Donâ€™t miss this weekend full of events for the whole family! Robert Simpson Park will be transformed into â€œAn Old Fashion County Fair â€œ with many other activities around town!
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church community. And the connections he has made with people here will stay with him. â€œThere are many ways to live out church and I allow people to do so in a variety of ways, says Lau. â€œItâ€™s not necessarily the building, but itâ€™s the people gathered,â€? he says. â€œWeâ€™re all so busy and we get tired,â€? says Lau. But he has encouraged those around him to make time for God and for each other. Coming from an ashram in India to the Town of Arnprior was more than just a huge geographic change for Lau. â€œI went from a life of five to seven hours a day in the temple â€“ a life that was very regular â€“ to a life that has very little structure and where structure is there I had to put it there myself.â€? Lau says some people didnâ€™t know what to think at first when he arrived, with the orange prayer shawl he is rarely seen without. The shawl, given to him in India where he lived in a Christian Oblate Ashram/ Monastery, signifies simplicity and celibacy. â€œIn time, they got to know who I was, and that it was just a part of who I was,â€? he says. â€œWe donâ€™t all have to fit into the same box,â€? says Lau. â€œWe donâ€™t all have to talk and present our feelings in the same way.â€?
Being at the Galilee Centre presented a unique opportunity, says Lau. And as news of his departure spreads, he is already surprised by the number of people coming forward to say goodbye and let him know he made a difference. â€œPeople were able to come here and share their stories and knew it was a place of confidentiality that was a bit removed from their neighbours and the church,â€? he says. From baptisms to funerals, to teaching yoga and leading retreats, getting to know people and sharing their experiences has been a wonderful thing. â€œItâ€™s really an amazing experience when people let you into their lives,â€? says Lau. In Illinois, Lau will join the Regional Novitiate, where men spend one year discerning their vocation to become a vowed missionary Oblate. He is excited about the opportunity to share the history and teachings of St. Eugene de Mazenod and the Oblates.
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4-H is popular in West Carleton once again EMC news - A new journey has begun again for the West Carleton 4-H Community Club with our ďŹ rst meeting being held on Tuesday April 24 at the Galetta Community Centre. We kicked things off with Bruce Hudson, our leader, welcoming everyone. As we have such a large club this year we have a number of dedicated leaders: Bruce and Liz Hudson, Rick Cummings, Leah Richardson-Dean, Jean Sullivan, Annette Cousins and Peter Kaiser. The leaders then congratulated some of our fellow 4-Hers that competed in the various 4-H Competitions at the Ottawa Valley Farm Show this past March. We have a number of new members this year so to get to know everyoneâ€™s names one at a time everyone had a turn to state their name, grade and some of their hobbies. With close to 50 club members it is going to be a real test for the leaders to remember everyoneâ€™s name. The West Carleton Community Club welcomes members from 9-21 years old with projects like ďŹ eld crops, beef heifers or dairy heifers. Bruce went over the forms with us and ensured that everyone was aware of the 4 â€œHâ€™sâ€?...Head, Heart, Hands and Health. We all stood and recited the 4-H pledge then Bruce went over proper parliamentary procedure with us. Elections for the club executive were con-
ducted by process of nominating members then voting by secret ballot. This year Katie Eastman was elected club president, Kerin Hudson was elected vice-president, Robyn Rochon-Kaiser was elected scretary and Kaitlin Cavanagh was elected press reporter. It was then time to do some judging. Four bowls of potato chips were judged by some of the older club members. This showed the younger members how to go about judging a class and some key words and how to give your reasons. Kendra Cavanagh has done a lot of judging so she gave the ofďŹ cial reasons and explained her opinion of her placings. Every year the members have come to expect the leaders to come up with something interesting for the club to work on in groups and to judge. This year was no exception! I donâ€™t know whoâ€™s idea this was. We were divided into four groups and each group was given a tray with a cucumber, a pepper, toothpicks and a wide variety of pickles. The challenge was to make a farm scene using all the pickles with the 4-H lLogo somehow incorporated into it. Farmers, tractors, cows, haylage, barns, ďŹ elds, fences and many more things were creatively made out of our vegetables and pickles. The imagination and artistry were simply amazing. After 25 minutes of hard core cutting and constructing the ofďŹ cial
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judging took place. Two of our leaders Rick and Annette judged our creations and Annette gave the ofďŹ cial reasons. They looked for neatness, that all types of pickles were used, that the 4-H logo was represented and a clear presentation. After the farms were judged refreshments were served and the meeting was brought to an end. We look forward to the May meeting at the Grundyâ€™s NBG Polled Herefords in North Gower.
The new West Carleton 4-H Community Club welcomed a new executive recently. This year Katie Eastman was elected club president, Kerin Hudson was elected vice-president, Robyn Rochon-Kaiser was elected scretary and Kaitlin Cavanagh was elected press reporter.
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