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Frequent explosions in a Kinburn quarry have nearby community members up in arms. A contracting company is testing improvised explosive devices (IED) similar to those used in Afghanistan at the Kinburn Quarry, about seven kilometers away from the previously quiet neighbourhood of Deerwood Estates, an 82-home subdivision in Kinburn. One of those homes belongs to Catharine Nutt, who said that although the blasts started in 2007, they have gotten more frequent and louder since this fall. “This blasting has been impinging on our way of life,� Nutt said. Glasses have fallen off her window sill and smashed in the sink; she has seen ripples in her pool; drywall nails are starting to pop out of the basement walls that were just renovated last summer. “That real big banger we had this morning shook everything,� Nutt’s neighbour Geoff Dobbs said on Dec. 12. “That was the loudest one we’ve had yet.� Through e-mails on an online neighbourhood messaging board, other neighbours have reported cracking of their pools and black water coming out of their sinks following blasts. Roch Bourassa wrote in one e-mail that after a blast, his laptop’s protection system was engaged even though it was set to withstand a drop of two metres.


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Larry Torrington sings Christmas carols from his new wheelchair accessible ramp built by Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren and other volunteers from the Ontario Landowners Association. From left to right: Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri, Tom Black, Larry Torrington, Terry Torrington, MacLaren. round of Christmas carols including Deck the Halls, Joy to the World and Jingle Bells. Before heading inside from the cold via his new ramp, Torrington thanked everyone one last time. “I’m going to have a great Christmas because of this,” he said. Donations towards future projects like this one can be made to the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Ontario, or to the Ontario Landowners Association.

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Nutt said that the blasts are conducted for the Department of National Defense, and that MREL Group of Companies from Kingston were contracted to do the work. Marie-Hélène Brisson, a public affairs officer with Defense R&D Canada said that she was unaware of any military blasting going on within Ottawa city limits. Bill Bauer, vice-president of MREL, would not identify the company who hired them to do blasting in the Kinburn Quarry, but said that the private company takes on both government and industry jobs. “All noise and ground vibration records have provided clear evidence that to this date the levels are within the acceptable limits placed upon our blasts by the Ministry of Environment,” Bauer said. He did not provide an end date for the blasting, but said that no more explosions were scheduled to occur for at least one month after Dec. 14. Deerwood Estate residents are notified by MREL on their neighbourhood group e-mail of approximately when the blasts will occur at the quarry located at the corner of Farmview Road and Grant Side Road. From Dec. 12-14, 11 blasts were scheduled and carried out. But a month’s reprieve from the blasting isn’t enough, Dobbs said. “Within city limits and right next to a residential area is exactly the wrong place to be doing this,” he said. “If it’s for the military, it should be done at a military facility. They’ve got Trenton, Petawawa, or else they should just go way up north where there’s no population.” Nutt said that her husband is in the military, and she understands the need

for military testing, but that a residential area like West Carleton is not the place to do it. “This country is too big for anybody to have to put up with this,” she said. In 2008, the Ontario Municipal Board added small arms, rifles and explosives testings to the quarry’s permitted uses. West Carleton-March Coun. Eli ElChantiry responded to e-mails from Deerwood Estate residents and met at Nutt’s home on Dec. 7. Although the matter is out of his jurisdiction, El-Chantiry said he will try to facilitate a meeting between the MOE and the Ministry of Natural Resources. “Some people are hearing it in Kinburn, some people hear it on Carp Road, I heard it myself in my office,” El-Chantiry said of the blasts. El-Chantiry hopes to coordinate a meeting before the end of the year, but has yet to hear back from the two ministries. He said he wants to find out who’s monitoring the explosions, and who will be held accountable for any property damage inflicted by the blasts. And as they become more frequent, more and more residents are speaking out. Catherine Gutsche is an artist who works from home in the neighbourhood. “When I’m on a tele-meeting and a blast hits, my ladylike language is gone,” she said. “We had a big tree fall last spring,” said Larry Brown, who also lives in the neighbourhood. “The bang this morning was louder than that tree falling,” he said. Although residents are not worried for their personal safety, they still have a lot at stake, Nutt said. “We’re not afraid for our lives, but we’re afraid for our homes and our investments,” she said.

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Community members met with rural planners on Dec. 14 to discuss a revised community design plan (CDP) for the village of Carp. The original plan was adopted by city council in 2004, laying out a land use plan for development and redevelopment in Carp for 20 years, until 2024. The 2004 document assembled by the City of Ottawa’s rural review required periodic monitoring to keep the plan up to date, and a review began earlier this year. “This document is performing really well,” said Robin van de Lande, a planner with the city of Ottawa responsible for the village plan. “Great things are happening to the community; the growth that’s happening is good.” A workshop held in April allowed residents to voice their interests, concerns and recommendations about the village plan, and the meeting on Dec. 14 addressed the feedback received at the April meeting. “We don’t really think we need to reinvent this plan,” van de Lande said. “In fact, the plan is performing so well that it’s a model for plans elsewhere in the city.” Many changes have taken place in Carp since the plan’s inception in 2004, and adaptations to the document will be made accordingly. New development has taken place on Langstaff Drive, for example, and there are some new collector roads that were not in the original plan. A new Natural Heritage System (NHS) was established by the city in 2009 to preserve Carp’s natural features like woodlands, wetlands and ravines that have been considered important by the city or province. Any development within or adjacent to lands identified in the NHS must be assessed in terms of the impact it will have on the protected land. This new documentation will be added to the re-

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Carp’s community design plan is under review, and community members are invited to submit feedback to the City of Ottawa’s Rural Review before Jan. 30. vised village plan. Van de Lande said the revisions will also include provisions for the upcoming water protection safeguards that will be implemented by the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee next year to ensure that groundwater is not contaminated. Various grammatical and spelling errors in the original document will be corrected, and some sentences will be re-worded. Around 50 community members attended the public event, including Wendy and Dale Duego, who live just outside the village. Wendy is a past president of the Carp Fair board and Dale is currently a board member, so the couple has a vested interest in Carp. “I thought it would have been bigger,” Dale said about the area considered to be the village of Carp. The current boundaries as out-

lined by the village plan stretch from Craig’s Side Road to March Road, centering around Carp Road. Hugh Urbach, a 40-year resident of Carp, was in attendance to voice his opinions about what he feels needs to change. “There should be the ability to walk through the village without having to go on busy streets,” he said. “And you should be able to get to the various natural features, whether it be the river or the ridge or what have you.” Following the Dec. 14 public meeting, a revised CDP will be presented in the first quarter of 2012. Feedback for the revised village plan will be accepted until Jan. 30 and can be submitted to van de Lande at plan@ or 613-580-2424 x 43011. For more information about Carp’s CDP or other rural reviews taking place throughout Ottawa, visit www.



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More than 30 community members offered ideas to a pair of architects working on the design of the West District Library during a meeting held at the Mlacak Centre on Thursday, Dec. 15. Planning for the new library is currently underway. The OPL approved a two-storey addition to the existing library and selected Canadian company Moriyama and Teshima Architects to design the building. The architects offered a number of concepts for discussion by the public to get an idea of what the community would like to see in the new library. The residents split up into work stations to brainstorm ideas for the new library, with each table focusing on different themes such as seniors, teens, functional elements and sustainability. “There’s going to be an online survey for the people who didn’t come today,” said Danielle McDonald, a division manager with the Ottawa Public Library. Anyone who would like to look at the design plans or fill out a survey can visit the website: The West District Library will be 25,000 square-feet and construction is expected to start in the summer of 2012, with the building scheduled to open in January 2014. The budget for the architect is just over $562,000, with the overall project slated to cost $10 million. Moriyama and Teshima Architects has over 40 years of experience and has worked on a number of local proj-

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The Ottawa Public Library held round table sessions at a hall at the Mlacak Centre on Thursday, Dec. 15, asking members of the community to offer ideas for the design of the new west district library, which will start construction in the summer of 2012. ects, including the Canadian War Museum, the University of Ottawa Desmarais Building and City Hall. The West District Library will serve residents in West Carleton, Goulbourn and Kanata and will be located at the existing site of the Beaverbrook library branch at the Mlacak Centre. Richard Stark, the manager of facilities and planning and development at the Ottawa Public Library, said the expansion will allow the library to offer more materials and services. The Beaverbrook library is currently ranked third in terms of circulation, but only half or a third the

size of other branches, he said. “The central theme of Beaverbrook is it’s overused and overcrowded,” he said. “It’s one of the most heavily used branches in our system.” The design will consider providing improved wireless service, space for seniors and children’s groups and improved programs for community groups, said Stark. Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson said the city still needs to figure out where to provide more parking spaces at the Mlacak Centre. “That parking has to be in place before they start construction this summer,” said Wilkinson.


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And there is always the chance of encountering a real rarity; last year it was a peregrine falcon perched on the Catholic church and a few years before that, a field sparrow near Marshall Bay. As I can attest, there is no better stimulation for a child than to look at birds through binoculars. Perhaps this holiday season you might just have your own child or a niece or a grandchild do just that. The exposure might just open up a door into a world that will bring them a lifetime of joy. And perhaps participation in future Christmas bird counts! Merry Christmas and happy holidays! The Nature Number is 613-387-2503; email is


wonderful blend of open water (parts of the Madawaska and Mississippi rivers, and perhaps the Ottawa River this year), beautiful woods in the Nopiming Game Preserve, and open fields along Dwyer Hill Road where red-tailed hawks and northern shrikes sometimes hunt. The Algonquin count takes place December 30 and our local count, on Boxing Day. The Kingston count was held Dec. 18 with my area providing 49 species, most of them water birds including a remarkable 350 American coots and thousands of red-breasted mergansers. Two short-eared owls, two snowy owls, an eastern screech-owl that almost flew into me at dawn, and a flock of 16 brownheaded cowbirds were other highlights. The thrill of going on a bird count is difficult to describe. It is not the counting per se that is rewarding, but the encountering of different species, sometimes quite beautiful (such as a pine grosbeak or red-breasted nuthatch), or less commonly seen (such as a barred owl or a black-backed woodpecker).

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Ever since I was five, I have loved looking at birds. For the first seven years, birdwatching involved going out alone or with my best friend André Vietinghoff. Then, in 1966, I read about an upcoming Christmas bird count in the Arnprior Guide’s Strictly for the Birds written by Hawkeye. Now, counting birds – that would be something different and I had to participate. With extreme anxiety, after school I walked to the Arnprior Chronicle and blurted that I wanted to go on the bird count and could I see Mr. Hawkeye. When the receptionist finally understood my question (fired at the speed of light), she promptly sent me the next block over to the Arnprior Guide. Eventually, I met the towering Mr. Hawkeye (alias Bud Levy) who arranged for me to go on the count. On that magical Boxing Day outing, we saw red crossbills, a red-breasted nuthatch, and a pileated woodpecker. I was 12 years old and have not missed a count since. I have now done several hundred counts across Ontario, sometimes as many as five in one season. Now I do three: our Pakenham-Arnprior, the Kingston, and the Algonquin counts. The area I cover on each of the three is very different: on Wolfe Island, the terrain consists of open fields, open water, and wind turbines; in Algonquin, it is uninterrupted woods with no fields or wind turbines. Our local count is a

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t’s December, in Canada. It’s going to snow. Maybe not anytime soon by the looks of recent weather, but it’s going to snow. This isn’t really news to anyone who lives here in West Carleton, but whenever an inch or two of the white stuff hits the ground during the first snowfall of the season, you just have to listen to the morning traffic report on the radio to hear the number of car crashes. This is the time of year Ottawa police and Ontario Provincial Police officers are called to respond to numerous collsions across Ottawa. Some are nothing more than a fender-bender, while others result in serious injury and even death. Every year drivers have to go through a period of readjustment to winter weather. One concern this season is the unusually warm weather we’ve been experiencing, which will result in another “first snow” situation leading to yet another period of readjustment to the wintry conditions. With a significant snowfall expected this week just in time for the holiday weekend, paying attention to driving conditions and adapting your driving habits takes on added meaning. You may have top-of-the-line, just-installed brakes, or snow tires, but your car can’t stop in a

December snowstorm the way it did during a hot July day. After a heavy snowfall, people are going to slow down. It makes sense if you can’t see the lines on the road. Getting around in the winter is not anyone’s idea of fun, but it has to be done. As motorists making use of the roads, we all have a responsibility to look out for each other. It is important to allow more time for travelling to your destination, and to allow more space between your vehicle and the one in front of you. Gone are the days of jumping into the car, turning the key, putting the car in gear and running out onto the open road. Soon you will need to take time to warm up the car and scrape off the windshield and brush the mounds of snow off the roof of your vehicle. It’s not pleasant, but during winter driving conditions, more so than in summer weather, we all share the road, and we all have to put up with the same delays, frustrations and conditions. If we all put in a little extra time and caution when we head out on to the roads this winter, we’ll all arrive at our destinations in one piece this season.



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ust to show you how far we have progressed, here is an article in a recent Toronto newspaper entitled “How to snail-mail your holiday greetings.” “Snail-mail,” of course, means “mail.” In other words, a Toronto newspaper thinks that you need to know how to write a Christmas letter and put it in the mail. Who knows, maybe we have progressed so far down the electronic slippery slope that nobody knows a how to write something on paper, put it in an envelope, put a stamp on it, carry it to the nearest postal outlet and slide it through the proper slot. The Globe and Mail article describes the holiday greeting card as “an ancient art form.” Complicated advice is offered, such as “make a list.” Also: “Assemble all the addresses before you start, and make sure to write them down in the same place for next year.” Wow. Also, when sitting down to write Christmas cards, make sure there is a chair underneath you. Here’s another suggestion: “Add a personal touch.” This means that “cards should include the recipient’s name (written by hand), as well as a quick sentence or two.” An example is helpfully included:

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town “Hope you’re keeping warm out in Moose Jaw.” Are you with us so far? Is this getting too complex for you? The Globe article goes on to suggest that whatever little event you include in your quick sentence or two, “be sure that said event is a positive one.” This means that your little quick sentence shouldn’t say “too bad about the Leafs,” or “the furnace is broken.” That’s too bad in a way because for some people the only news that really has a lasting impact on them is the bad news. And, as we know, sometimes bad news can be quite entertaining. Decades ago, there was a family of my parents’ acquaintance who regularly included in their Christmas card a detailed

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account of every illness, injury and other misfortunate that had befallen everyone in the family and a few others who happened to live nearby. It went on and on, nicely handwritten on all the available sides of a Christmas card. There was nothing positive in it, just this seasonal litany of unhappiness. Unbeknownst to them, we began to find this amusing. Every year, when the card arrived, we would assemble for a dramatic reading, clucking sympathetically at some of the more serious illnesses and howling in laughter at the account of hangnails, stubbed toes, flat tires, toothaches, runny noses, lost wristwatches and body parts that somehow don’t just feel right. What a loss it would have been if that family had restricted its coverage to positive events. The Globe article goes on to provide some genuinely useful advice, such as the suggestion that family photographs are not appropriate for co-workers and that newsletters are for relatives and close friends only and “avoid using them as a platform for bragging.” The subject of newsletters has long been a controversial one among snailmailers. I used to hate them until I wrote

one one year and realized how much less painful to the writing hand the Christmas card process had become. Now I ask myself the question: “Did anything newsworthy happen this year?” If no, no letter. If yes, I write something and try not to make it a platform for bragging. If the snail-mailed Christmas card has indeed become an ancient art, not all of its practitioners will feel total grief at it replacement by the e-card. That family photo looks much better on a screen when you email it, and the savings on cards, printer ink and postage can be considerable. What you worry about is people bragging about their computers.

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To the editor: During the colder winter months, “Hockey Days in Carp” take place five days a week at the Carp outdoor rink, when local children and teens are participating in the formal, outdoor hockey league. The West Carleton outdoor hockey league is a “for fun”, non-competitive, non-contact co-ed league, involving the West Carleton communities of Carp, Constance Bay, Dunrobin, Fitzroy Harbour, and Kinburn. Outdoor hockey runs on the premise of fun, with much less structure than indoor hockey. Teams are coached by parent volunteers, and often the ice needs to be cleared of overnight snow by the parents prior to a game on frosty Saturday morning. Community-organized outdoor hockey leagues are very rare by today’s standards, having been replaced many years ago by indoor hockey associations. Just come out to watch a game on a Saturday morning and you will see the genesis of Canada’s game. In Carp, the outdoor hockey practice season often starts midto-late December, (often times during the school Christmas break) once it is cold enough to build ice at the outdoor rink. Games involving teams from the other West Carleton communities commence in early January, and our season runs until Mother Nature decides otherwise — usually late February or early March. One unfortunate sign of the times has been an increased rate of vandalism at the outdoor rink in Carp. Bottles have been thrown onto the ice surface, which freeze into the ice, destruction of the hockey boards was found last year, and so on. This past year was also marked by an alarming increase in verbal and physical abuse by youth, directed towards outdoor hockey team coaches and volunteers. In January last year, the Ottawa police had to be called to the Carp rink as a group of youth would not vacate the ice surface during an outdoor league team’s scheduled practice time. Later that very month, a similar situation occurred, ending with a coach (parent volunteer) being threatened and pushed by a

grams depend on the dedication of volunteers to ensure these programs can continue to be offered to West Carleton residents. We are heading for a crisis in Carp. Nobody should be physically or verbally abused by kids when running a hockey practise, or making ice for the rink. Many of the players in the outdoor league will never play indoor, structured hockey. Most will probably never travel beyond West Carleton’s boundaries to attend an overnight tournament. Many of our outdoor players will dream of hoisting the Stanley Cup, but may settle for touching it, while visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame. When the youth of a community disrespect and threaten outdoor ice volunteers the players suffer, parents may not be willing to return as coaches next year, and ultimately the entire community risks losing a great program. Let’s help to ensure the days of hockey are allowed to continue in Carp. Respect the rink, respect our volunteers, and respect the game. Peter Green Sports director Huntley Community Assoc.

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youth. Carp is blessed each winter with excellent outdoor rink ice which is superbly maintained by Huntley Community Association staff. This well known fact results in “walk on” hockey players travelling from many areas in Ottawa to use our ice. Carp outdoor ice is open to the public except during scheduled outdoor league practice and game times or during advertised ice rentals. Use of the ice is a privilege. Last winter parents attempting to drop off teen aged children over the Christmas holidays were quite incensed to find that their kids could not use the ice due to a scheduled Carp outdoor hockey team’s practice. A schedule of ice times is always posted at the outdoor rink. The Huntley Community Association website at www. also has the schedule for outdoor ice available for reference. Parents should always check the schedule prior to dropping their kids off at the rink. Parents are also responsible for their kids when they drop them at the rink. Rude, disrespectful or inappropriate behaviour seems to be on the increase with youths at the rink. The Huntley Community Association is working with the Ottawa police to minimize such incidents of verbal and physical abuse. Rink privileges will be removed from the people who abuse that privilege. Community sponsored pro-

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Mild temperatures and a smattering of snow made for a wonderful day of holiday fun at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area on December 10. Many thanks to all who attended and to our fantastic supporters and volunteers: Ramsay Women’s Institute • Foodies Fine Food • Peggy McPhail & Metroland Media Mill of Kintail Museum Committee • Darcy Moses • Ernie Preston • John Edwards Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists • Cathy Blake • Diane Saunders • Janet Snyder • Janet McGuinness • Joyce Clinton • Linda McCormick Mississippi Valley Textile Museum • Barbara Dickson • Jill Turner • Linda Dryer • Michael Rikley-Lancaster Betty Preston Gabby McFarlane Kevin McFarlane Sharon Turner

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Local wrestlers excel on the mat in December ARNPRIOR AMATEUR WRESTLING CLUB It has been a busy December for a couple of local wrestlers. On Dec. 4, Rebecca Dolan of Arnprior and Darren Mayhew of West Carleton travelled to Renfrew to compete in the High School Valley Classic. Dolan competed against two wrestlers from Kingston, winning one and losing a match to a very strong girl who is wrestling in the off-season from rugby. She finished the day with a silver medal. Mayhew had a five-man draw with some experienced and some first-year wrestlers. He won all four matches giving him the gold medal. Earlier in the day, Mayhew competed in the Ontario Winter Games qualifier in Renfrew. He won the gold medal as well without much trouble, which now means he heads to Barrie, Ont. on March 8-10 with his fellow eastern Ontario wrestling teammates to compete against other Ontario wrestlers. Dolan and Mayhew then headed to

Kingston on Dec. 10 for another high school tournament. Dolan wrestled girls from Kingston and Peterborough in a five-person draw, finishing fourth. The Peterborough girls have always been tough to win against and Dolan is determined to be on the winning side of the matches the next time they meet. Mayhew had three matches with wrestlers from Ernestown High School, Montreal and Patriotes of Quebec, winning all three with pins to finish first. There was a high school tournament in Odessa, Ont. at Ernestown High School on Dec. 13 with about 180 wrestlers in attendance. Mayhew and Dolan each had four matches against wrestlers they had never met before. Dolan had a great tournament with two wins and two losses, with one of the losses going three tough rounds before a winner was declared. She came home with a bronze medal. Mayhew also had some tougher matches this tournament with some wrestlers scoring points on him.

He was able to win all four of his matches and brought home the gold. The new year will see more of the Arnprior wrestlers competing, as some were later getting on the mat due to being members of the senior football team. BOTTLE DRIVE The club members, both high school age and elementary age, will also be competing starting in Ottawa on Jan. 14. To help offset costs for the two wrestling teams, they will be holding a bottle drive on Jan. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Arnprior. They plan on being in the areas behind the mall and KFC. There will also be a drop-off area during that time at the Kenwood Gym for anyone to come by and bring their empties.

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Women’s hockey league to start in January COURTNEY SYMONS

A women’s pick-up hockey league is set to launch in West Carleton this January. Kelly O’Neal, the league organizer, lives in Kinburn and played hockey growing up. Now that she’s no longer part of a league, ice time is hard to come by and she said she wants to find a way to get some women together to play. Nearby Arnprior, Pakenham and Kanata all have women’s leagues, but O’Neal was looking for something closer to home. “I didn’t want to wait until 11 p.m. in Kanata for ice time and then have to drive home,” she said. “If there was something down the road, it would be convenient for me and, as it turns out, lots of other people too.” Since first advertising for the pick-up league, O’Neal has heard from around 20 women interested in signing up. She is now working with staff at the Cavanaugh Sensplex in Kinburn to find ice time once a week. While most of the prime slots are taken by leagues and organi-

zations, O’Neal said they might be able to squeeze in an early morning slot before work. The goal is to eventually have an evening time slot around 8 p.m., she said. Participants must be 18 and over, have a general knowledge of the game, be able to skate forward and backwards, and provide their own equipment. It’s not a learn-to-play league, but it won’t be overly competitive either, O’Neal said. “I think it’s a great opportunity to get out on the ice with other women and do it locally,” she said. O’Neal has been working with the Sensplex to establish either an eight- or 10-week session beginning in mid- to late-January. Players can register for the full season (which will likely cost around $76), or pay a drop-in fee of $10 each time they come for a game. There is already enough interest to ensure that the league will happen, and there is no maximum number of players who can be involved. Because it’s a drop-in league, not all members will be there for all games. An e-

mail mailing list will co-ordinate game times. For women who are unsure whether they are ready to hit the ice, O’Neal said it doesn’t hurt to give it a try. “The great thing about drop-in is that it’s non-committal,” she said. “You can come for a skate and if it’s not something you’re comfortable with, you never have to come again.” Also, a women’s-only league may provide a safer environment to play in as opposed to a co-ed team. Although there are various outdoor skating rinks in West Carleton, the league will use indoor ice to get the genuine hockey feeling, O’Neal said. But they will still include outdoor rink shinny information in their email list. The Fitzroy Harbour Community Association, for example, will host a women’s shinny night on their outdoor rink this winter. To register for the league or to learn more, contact O’Neal at or 613-862-1390.

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613-832-2495. We are currently having musical entertainment once a month. We have an 80 to 100 capacity hall for rent (free to members). Call 613-832-2082 for information. We can help you plan an event.

• Carpet bowling at the West Carleton Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616 at 377 Allbirch Dr. in Constance Bay. The event begins at 1 p.m.

Kinburn & District Seniors regular meeting at the Kinburn Community Centre. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with a potluck lunch at noon. Kim Ou, Ottawa Public Health Nurse, will talk about diabetes. Everyone is welcome.

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• Cribbage at the West Carleton Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616 at 377 Allbirch Dr. in Constance Bay. The event begins at 1 p.m.

• Kinburn & District seniors host a six-hand euchre tournament at the Kinburn Community Centre commencing at 1:15 p.m.

During January at the Kinburn Community Centre commencing at 1:15 p.m. (Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26.) Cost is $4. Refreshments are included. Everyone is welcome.

• Come to the West Carleton Branch 616 of the Royal Canadian Legion’s TGIF dinner from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at 377 Allbirch Dr. Everyone welcome. The cost is $10 per person. For further information or to inquire about renting the Legion Hall for an event, please call 613-8322082.

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• Auditions for Rural Root Theatre Company’s production of The Curious Savage, directed by Roy Ballantine, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Constance & Buckham’s Bay Community Centre at 262 Len Purcell Dr. Recruiting both actors and crew. Check RRTC website at www. for all the details.

• West Carleton Country Knitters. We happily knit and crochet for local charities. Our gettogethers are enjoyed on alternate Mondays at 1 p.m. in the Dunrobin/Carp area. We are a friendly bunch and new members are always warmly welcomed. We will teach you to knit, though experienced knitters are also appreciated! We use donations of good yarn. Details are available online at “wccknitters” using Google search. Call Paula at 613 832-2611 or Sue at 613 839-2542.

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DEC. 28 • West Carleton Legion Branch 616 hosts a charity Bingo open to all in our community. Please come out and help support our local charity Bingo which helps contribute to needy causes and initiatives in our local area. The kitchen opens from 5-7 p.m. for a pre-Bingo snack. Bingo in the main hall begins at 7:15 p.m. You can win the $250 jackpot.

• Winter Wonderland dinner and dance at the Kinburn Community Centre, including a buffet dinner by Rileys. Live band music by Monty. Cocktails are at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. Tickets available from Margaret at 613-832-0981, Barbara at 613-836-1304, or Bill at 613-8324516. No tickets available at door. Sponsored by the West Carleton Seniors Council.


DEC. 31 • Kinburn Community Centre hosts a New Year’s Eve party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music by Catalyst of Arnprior. Tickets are available from Brent Swaine (Arnprior) at 613-623-0603; Darvesh Convenience Store (Kinburn), 613832-1830; Royal Bank (Kinburn); Kinburn Farm

• Branch 616 of the Royal Canadian Legion is offering their hall to aspiring musicians in need of a practice gig free of charge on Friday nights after the TGIF dinner. Perhaps you need to try out your act on an audience, iron out some kinks, or break in a new number. Call the branch or the entertainment chairman at

Carp Memorial Hall at 3739 Carp Rd. There is no charge for members, and the fee is $5 per guest. The presentation on Sept. 13 is entitled: Ornamental Grasses in a Northern Garden, presented by Sue Dyer of the Carp Garden Centre and Kings Creek Nurseries.

JANUARY • Kinburn & District seniors are hosting a series of six-hand euchre on Thursdays

• Fitzroy Harbour indoor walking and exercise club takes place on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. All ages are welcome, and no registration is required. For more information, contact Kim Ou, Public Health nurse at kim.ou@ottawa. ca or 613-580-6744 x26234.

• Yoga - beginner through to advanced. Starts Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Dunrobin Community Centre, with 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. classes. Drop-ins are available. See www.dunrobincommunity. com for details. • Kinburn indoor walking club takes place on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. at the Kinburn Community Centre. All ages are welcome, and no registration is required. For more information, contact Kim Ou, Public Health nurse at or 613-580-6744 x26234.

WEDNESDAYS • A parent-run playgroup at the Corkery Community Center at 3447 Old Almonte Rd. Structured arts and crafts, play dough, playtime, songs, dancing and stretching as well as story time for ages 0-4. Come and meet with other parents and caregivers in the area. Share ideas and advice, enjoy a complementary coffee or teas. Please bring your own nut-free snacks. • Does food rule your life? Tired of diets that don’t work? Overeaters Anonymous will welcome you. No dues or fees. Meetings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the West Carleton Community Complex located at 5670 Carp Rd.

TUESDAYS • West Carleton Garden Club’s regular meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month except for July and August. Upcoming meetings include Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12. Meetings are held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the

• Boost your public speaking skills by visiting the Arnprior Toastmaster Club. They meet on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m., on the second floor of the Arnprior Hospital. For more information, contact Annette Bose at or 613-832-4027.

Ottawa Senators take local youth on shopping spree for holidays COURTNEY SYMONS

Youth from the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club got a special surprise at Kanata’s Sport Chek on Dec. 19, when three Ottawa Senators showed up to help them do their Christmas shopping. Around eight youth were granted a shopping spree at Sport Chek, and hockey players Jared Cowen, Erik Condra and Colin Greening helped them pick out some items for themselves and their families. After meeting the Senators, the group split up to canvas the store for Christmas goodies. “I’m going to pick out the coolest stuff, so you should come with me,” Greening joked. Kevin Nguyen, a 15-year-old from Ottawa, took Greening up on his offer and the two picked out a pair of running shoes together. “I’ve never met the Sens before, so this is a really great opportunity,” Nguyen said, never taking the smile off his face. Nguyen doesn’t play hockey, he said, but he loves to watch it. He plays badminton though, and the pair headed off into the equipment section to pick out a new racket.

“The kids are in here to get a little bit of Christmas come early,” said Sport Chek employee Matt Chaisson. “They can get some sporting goods, some shoes, we’ve had some sweaters. I think they’re going to be looking for some Sens jerseys and get some autographs.” And while the shopping spree was meant to outfit the kids, many chose to do their holiday shopping for their families as well. Thirteen-year-old Angelo Augustin from Ottawa tried on a pair of basketball shoes with the help of Condra. “I’m getting some sneakers, some stuff that I want, and then something for my family,” Augustin said. “I have no idea what my dad’s going to want, but I’m going to get my mom an Adidas sweater,” he said, adding that his two younger brothers love soccer so they perhaps would like a soccer ball. Augustin, however, is a basketball player. While that isn’t Condra’s sport, he still helped Augustin pick out a pair of new shiny black Nikes. “Sport Chek is doing a great thing so that people get some good Christmas gifts,” Condra

Ottawa Senator Colin Greening points to a pair of running shoes that he thinks Kevin Nguyen would look good in at Kanata’s Sport Chek on Dec. 19. Courtney Symons photo

said. “It’s good to come out and help the community.” The partnership between Sport Chek, the Senators and the Boys and Girls Club was a great way to celebrate Christmas, employee Chaisson said, but also to

set these youth up for life. “Getting kids involved in sports early on is a good way to keep them busy,” he said. “You learn a lot of great life lessons being involved in sports and other activities. I think it’s im-

portant to get them started early and keep them in it lifelong.” The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa was established in 1923 and helps children and youth build self-esteem and stronger social skills.

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OC Transpo is pleased to announce that free transit service will be available to all New Year’s Eve revellers after 11 p.m. This city-wide campaign is brought to you by OC Transpo, Arrive Alive Drive Sober, Molson Coors Canada and York Entertainment. “Keep the festive season safe and let OC Transpo get you home on New Year’s Eve,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “There are no excus-

es for drinking and driving, especially when there are so many safe options available. I’m pleased that in addition to designating a driver or taking a cab, residents and visitors can also enjoy our public transit system free of charge.” Free service will be available on all OC Transpo routes and on Para Transpo between 11 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The buses will operate on a regular Saturday schedule.

manager, Molson Coors Canada. Anne Leonard, executive director of Arrive Alive Drive Sober, emphasized the non-profit organization’s commitment to “making this project a success by getting the message out to our entire network.” The City of Ottawa reminds residents to celebrate responsibly and always plan a safe ride home. For more information, contact OC Transpo at 613-741-4390 or visit

“OC Transpo is committed to providing safe and reliable public transit service – especially on a night like New Year’s Eve,” said Coun. Diane Deans, chair of the transit commission. “I would like to thank our partners for helping to make this service possible, but most importantly I want to thank everyone who makes the right choices to get home safe.” “Molson Coors Canada is delighted to be partnering with OC Transpo in making this initiative happen,” said Geoff Ross, regional






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Paul Bertrand In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great grandfather who passed away December 18, 2010. One year has passed since that sad day, When one we loved was called away; You’re not forgotten, Father dear Nor ever shall you be; As long as life and memory last, We shall remember thee. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed, Dennis and Jeannette Wayne, Gayle and Family Ross McInnes In memory of a dear brother who passed away December 25, 2010. Those whom we love go out of sight, But never out of mind; They are cherished in the hearts Of those we leave behind. Loving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just in all his days; Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories he left behind. Lovingly remembered by sister Aldene and Family HOGAN In loving memory of a cherished Husband, Father and Grandfather Bill who passed away December 23, 1992. There’s a family who misses you dearly, In a home where you used to be, There’s a family who wanted to keep you, But God willed it not to be, You left so many happy memories; And a sorrow too great to be told, But to us who loved and lost you, Your memory will never grow old. Always loved, Goldie and Family




HYLAND, Shirley In loving memory of my Nanny, Shirley Hyland who passed away one year ago (Sept. 18, 1933 - Dec. 28, 2010) I miss you and think about you every single day. I know you are always watching over us and that we will be together again someday. We had a wonderful grandmother, One who never really grew old; Her smile was made of sunshine, And her heart was solid gold; Her eyes were as bright as shining stars, And in her cheeks fair roses you see; We had a wonderful grandmother, And that’s the way it will always be. I will always love you and will never forget you. Brianne McCallum


Gone are the days when we would spend time together and share a good laugh. Oh how I miss those days. It broke my heart to lose you, Today I have so many memories of your love and kindness. I think about you everyday and how blessed I was to have such a wonderful mother. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. Love your only son, Jeff. I miss you, Mom.

Love Julie, Brian, Matthew, Michael, and Emily

(of Arnprior, Ontario)

At a very young age, these are the people that welcomed me in their home. LATE Bev Gilmour (Barrie) Vina Barrie Martha and Willard Campbell Mammie Cameron (Teacher) Mrs. Rev. Jastor Lilla and Joe Herbert Nora and Lee Brandimor

In loving memory of Tracy Ralph December 2006 Along the road to yesterday, The leads us straight to you, Are memories of the happy days, Together we once knew. And always every evening, We seem to have a way, Of wandering back to meet you, On the road to yesterday.

Sometimes the road seems to be so long - But with the help of those kind people, the road seems to be much shorter. BUT DID I SAY THANKS?? I can’t remember? Marie McCourt (Cleroux) 322304

Sadly missed, Lovingly remembered, Mom, Dad and Wendy

Ross McInnes



HYLAND, Shirley In loving memory of my mother who passed away one year ago on December 28, 2010.


MCKEDDIE, Don December 26, 1996

His memory in our daily lives can never be erased, Not a single day goes He was very special by that I don’t miss you, and can never be I pick up the telephone replaced. Time cannot steal the to call you and then I memories we carry in remember... our hearts, Celebrations are bittersweet without you Or take away the many years of which he was with us, a part. If only we could have Those special years will had more time not return, together...but... When we were all Time is too swift for together, those who rejoice; Too long for those who But with the love that’s in our hearts, grieve, You’ll walk with us But for those who live, forever. Time is eternity.

HYLAND, Shirley In loving memory of a Loving you forever, dear Mom and Nanny Jill Breton who passed away December 28, 2010 Mom, Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, But missing you is a heartache, That never goes away, We hold you tightly within our heart, And there you will remain, Life has gone on without you, But it will never be the same.

COADY, Charles J.

Their doors were opened for me BUT DID I SAY THANKS??

HYLAND, Shirley Margaret In loving memory of my dear mother who passed away December 29, 2010.


Loved and missed, Wife and Family

EVANS, James In loving memory of our Jim. Memories are treasures, No one can steal, Death leaves heartaches, No one can heal. Some may forget, Now you are gone. But we will remember, No matter how long. Always loved and never forgotten, Patricia and Susan

In memory of my loving husband, Ross McInnes who was taken from me on December 25, 2010. I remember the day I met you, And the day God made you mine, I remember the day God took you, And will till the end of time. We made our vows together, Until death do we part, But the day God took you from me, My whole world fell apart, Sometimes, I think I’m dreaming, I can’t believe it’s true, That I can go on living when I no longer have you, And the memories of the happy years, When we were together; The joys, the tears, the love, the fears, Will stay with me forever, And when I’m sad and lonely, And everything goes wrong, I seem to hear you whisper, “Cheer up and carry on.” Each time I see your picture, You seem to smile and say, “Don’t cry I’m only sleeping, We’ll meet again someday.” I will always love you, Sylvia 322213

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Van Dusen Ben September 4, 1916—December 14, 2011 Passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, December 14, 2011 at Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew, in the presence of his family. Benjamin Alexander Van Dusen of Arnprior in his 96th year. Born on September 4, 1916, only son of the late Herb and Maud (Wilson) Van Dusen. Beloved husband for 66 years of the late Margaret (Peggy) Phillips Van Dusen. Dear father of Marion (Dan) Neill of Arnprior. Predeceased by sisters Lila (late James) Fraser, Edith (late Reg) Cameron and Myrtle (late William) Meyer. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Remembered by Paul (Wendy) Neill. Ben has gone home for Christmas. Resting at The Boyce Funeral Home, Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre, 138 Daniel St. N., Arnprior, where friends paid their respects on Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and after 12 noon Monday December 19, 2011. Funeral service was conducted in The Boyce Chapel at 2: p.m. Rev Milton Fraser officiated. Interment Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery. In memoriams to St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arnprior or Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew, appreciated by his family.

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Born on February 10, 1923 and granted peace on December 19th, 2011. A Pilot, Journalist, Lawyer and Ski Instructor, Charles loved splitting and stacking wood, enjoying a cup of green tea and sharing a good joke. A product of his generation, he did not say much. His quietness masked a shy personality; his great sense of humour was telegraphed by the twinkle in his eye. Charles was completely colour blind but he trained as a pilot in World War II. He did not let the Air Force in on this little secret until after training. He was subsequently assigned to towing gunnery target drones, or as he said, increasing the lead levels of the Great Lakes. Following the war Charles studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario, obtaining his degree in 1948. In 1952 he enrolled in Osgoode Law School, and completed a law degree while reporting for the Toronto Star. Following this, he returned to his beloved Ottawa Valley, where he opened his own practice on John Street in Arnprior, and remained there for the duration of his career. Charles’ life was defined by the seasons. He took up skiing in his forties and ultimately spent his winters as a ski patroller and then instructor. He spent all other seasons cutting and splitting wood. He was happiest in the quiet of the woods. The last few years were less than kind as he endured the ravages of Alzheimers disease. God’s gift in this time was to preserve his memory of music, which resulted in us singing Christmas carols in July so as to watch him come back to us, however briefly. Charles leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Mardi (Dunn) and children Martha (the late Bruce Barrie), Jane (the late Richard Lafave), Clare (Paul Reid), Michael (Marja Suomela), Laurie (Anders Sodergren), John (Jane Nyman) and Lisa (Vincent Gracco), as well as ten grandchildren. He is survived also by his brother John (Dorothy) Coady. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Maisie Coady as well as his sisters Ruth and Betty and brother, Edmund. Private visitation. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Braeside, Ontario on December 22nd, 2011 at 11.00 a.m. It was followed by a reception in the church hall.The family requests that contributions be made to the Grove Nursing Home in Arnprior, Ontario. Charles’ family will forever be grateful for the professional, warm and kind care he received there. Condolences/Tributes/Donations

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The Bell Capital Cup is returning to the Nation’s Capital with 410 teams vying for a chance to hoist the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy. The 13th edition of the annual atom and peewee hockey competition will run from Dec. 28 to Jan. 1, with opening ceremonies scheduled for Dec. 27, at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata. “This hockey extravaganza will showcase great minor hockey action,” said Cyril Leeder, tournament chair and Ottawa Senators president, in a press release. The 2012 Bell Capital Cup will include teams from 19 divisions and more than 7,000 players. Teams from Canada, the United States, Finland, Germany and South Korea will be competing. The Ottawa-area will be well represented, with a number of teams competing for the top spot, including the Kanata Blazers, Nepean Raiders, Ottawa Sting and Gloucester Rangers. “As always, the highlight of the festival will be the 1,000-plus hours of tournament games played at the Bell Capital Cup,” said Leeder. Other events to take place during the Bell Capital Cup include Sens games, the Sens Skills, Pro Hockey Zone skills competitions and the Scotiabank and Canadian Tire all-star games.

Kanata native and former Sens forward Todd White will serve as honourary chair at this year’s event. More than 850 games will be played on 33 ice surfaces across Ottawa, from Stittsville to Navan. All championship games will be played at Scotiabank Place. The board of directors of the Ottawa International Hockey Festival is expecting around 25,000 visitors to the area for the tournament, and about 12,000 hotel rooms to be rented for this year’s event. KICK OFF The five-day tournament will officially kick off on Dec. 27 at the Bell Sensplex with the Bell Capital Cup Fanfest and Esso Friendly Games, which are File photo open to the public. The Bell Capital Cup returns to the Nation’s Capital on Dec. 28 with 410 teams vying for Scotiabank-Canadian Tire all-star a chance to hoist the Allen J. MacDonald Memorial Trophy. games are slated for Dec. 28 in all divisions, with the Pro Hockey Zone skills competitions taking place on Dec. 29 and off the ice in a fun yet competitive senior day passes for $3. Children under 12 attend for free. Ticket sales are used setting. and 30. “I would like to take this opportunity to support local minor hockey associaPlayers also get the added bonus of attending an Ottawa Senators game, ei- to thank the tournament organizers tions and charities. The annual festival has raised more ther against the Montreal Canadiens on and volunteers who have been working Dec. 27 or the Calgary Flames on Dec. hard to provide the participants and than $2.3 million in support of minor their families with an unforgettable ex- hockey and local charities since its 30 The Bell Capital Cup provides young perience in our nation’s capital,” said inception in 1999. Last year, the event raised just under $260,000. athletes with an opportunity to compete Leeder. For more information visit the webTournament passes sell for $12 and against their peers at a high level, meet new friends and develop skills both on cover all five days. Day passes go for $5, site at


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