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Ottawa police Chief Vern White has been named to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. â€“ Page 2
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Colin Morrison, Lauren Reid, Evan Reid and Dante Muraca play a game of ice hockey at the Huntley outdoor rink in Carp last Saturday, Jan 7.
City proposes realigning Carp River to prevent erosion Courtney Symons
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It will cost $360,000 to halt erosion along the Carp River near the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre, a city committee has found. The agriculture and rural affairs committee will present their findings at a committee meeting on Jan. 13 following an environmental assessment that began in September 2010. Approximately eight metres of land has been lost over a nine-year period from 1999-2008, and 10 metres total has eroded since 1991. The loss is due to a shift in the main channel of the Carp River in Fitzroy Harbour, and the river continues to
creep dangerously close to the baseball diamond next to the community centre. The study outlined seven possible solutions to redirect water flow, minimize erosion and ensure no increased risk to nearby properties. After community consultations, the committee proposed realigning the river to run the way it previously did by rebuilding the slope and reinforcing it with rip-rap â€“ lots of little rocks placed along the base of the riverbank to protect the land. Design work would cost around $100,000 and construction around $256,000 according to the report. The committee will present their findings to city council on Jan. 25. If
passed, a 30-day public review period will follow. City spokesperson Jocelyne Turner said the goal is to complete the work in 2012, including design and construction of the project. Of the seven options proposed, the recommended solution is partial river channel retraining. Workers will fill in the area where the river is now flowing, and divert it back to its previous streamline. The strip of land installed to divert the water is called a â€œfill terrace,â€? and would be lined with large rocks. West Carleton-March Coun. Eli ElChantiry is backing the project. â€œOngoing erosion caused by the
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EMC Sports – Todd Nicholson traded his blades for a skeleton recently, all in the name of expanding Paralympic winter sports. The Dunrobin resident and Kinburn native, now retired from national and international sledge hockey competition and the Canadian national team, was hitting a different kind of ice when he tested out an adapted skeleton sled on a sliding track in Utah. Nicholson, who turns 43 this month, was at a training facility in Park City Jan. 1-8 where he took part in the first international sliding camp. The opportunity came up following talks aimed at increasing Paralympic winter sport. Currently the only winter Paralympic sports are sledge hockey, alpine skiing, wheelchair curling and Nordic skiing/biathlon. Nicholson, a paraplegic following a car accident in 1987, is vice chair of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) athletes’ council and sits on some IPC committees. So, it stands to reason he jumped at the chance to test his mettle in a sled hurling down an icy track head first when the opportunity arose. “When I was at the last International Athlete Council meetings in the United States, we approached the winter International Federations to see if anyone would be interested in helping us expand the winter Paralympic sports program,” he explained, adding bobsleigh and skeleton
skeleton, he was the first one down the track. “Not only was I the first Canadian athlete but I also volunteered to go down the track first with the adaptive device they have made for athletes with a disability to be able to slide,” he said. At the beginning of the week, he said athletes were at the Junior Start, which is turn six on the track, which is 80 storeys high and has 15 curves. From there, he and others were able to reach speeds of between 47 to 55 miles per hour (75 to 88 kilometres per hour). By the end of the week at training camp, participants were started from between turn one and two and able to reach speeds of 66 miles per hour (106 kilometres per hour). “In turn six you experienced G forces between three and four Gs and in turn 14, it was five to five-and-a-half Gs,” Nicholson recalled. “It fells like someone weighing 200 pounds is sitting on your chest.” For someone who has experienced his share of sporting thrills – including winning a gold medal with the national sledge hockey team at the winter Paralympic Games in Turin, Italy in 2006 – the rush of the skeleton was like nothing he had ever experience before. “It was good. It was one of the biggest rushes I have ever had, and I’ve gone skydiving and scuba diving,” Nicholson admitted. While he said he does not aspire to compete in the sport
stepped up to the plate and expressed interest. “We are trying to find some sports to make the Paralympics better,” Nicholson said, adding bobsleigh and skeleton are two sports which can be adapted to meet the needs of para athletes. “The United States has had an adaptive bobsleigh program for the past six or seven years but it is only in Park City,” Nicholson explained. He was joined in Utah by IPC chair Bob Balk, who also did runs on the track and tested sleds made and designed for para athletes. The sliding camp attracted 17 athletes representing seven different countries and two continents. In order to get bobsleigh and skeleton into the Paralympic Winter Games, eight countries representing two continents must be on board. Nicholson noted International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation president David Kurtz, attended the training camp as an observer. “I was the only Canadian athlete that represented the Skeleton side and Brian McPherson from Edmonton, Alberta was the only representative for bobsleigh. The able body athletes that are competing internationally from different countries have done some of the research and have helped with the design of the equipment to make sure it is safe yet still gives you the rush from the sport,” Nicholson explained. With a modified sled in hand, Nicholson not only tried
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take off for para athletes the way sledge hockey did. “As someone who has seen where sledge hockey has come to where it is today, it is quite possible to see it again in another sport,” he concluded. “There are opportunities out there for athletes.” As for the sport closest to his heart, Nicholson continues to be involved with the IPC and is also involved with
in the 2018 winter Paralympic Games, Nicholson is not the kind of guy to sit idle either. “I have no desire to compete in 2012 but I definitely would like to see the sport get going,” he stated. Nicholson, whose entire premise when undertaking appearances at schools is there is nothing you can’t do if you put your mind to it, hopes to see bobsleigh and skeleton
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Ward 5 West Carleton-March Think twice before venturing onto the ice Even though December temperatures have been mild, the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition wants to remind residents that when the temperatures go down, awareness of the dangers of being on or around ice and open water needs to go up. When water begins to freeze on rivers, lakes, the Rideau Canal and other open bodies of water it may look solid but is often still dangerous. If you want to go out onto the ice, remember the thickness should be: * 15 cm for walking or skating alone * 20 cm for skating parties or games * 25 cm for snowmobiles * 35 cm for fishing huts As a guideline, clear blue ice is usually the strongest; white opaque or snow ice is half as strong as blue ice. Grey ice is unsafe. The greyness indicates the presence of water.
EMC News – Megan Cornell, the former co-chair of the Kanata North Accommodation Review Committee, is calling on the Ministry of Education to block a potential policy change by the Ottawa public school board that could see grades 7 and 8 students moved to their area high schools. The committee recommendation is aimed at dealing with severe overcrowding in the area’s elementary schools. But Cornell said the school board’s “decades of mismanagement” that created the overcrowding problem should not force a “major structural shift” in schools in only one area of the city, which would see Earl of March and West Carleton secondary schools adopt the grades 7 to 12 model. “This is an educational policy change which should be considered board-wide and not used as a stop-gap measure to address a critical problem,
which has arisen as a result of not building enough schools in a timely fashion,” said Cornell, who stepped down from her position on the committee when she ran as the Liberal candidate for Carleton-Mississippi Mills in the last provincial election. “In my mind, if you’re going to do something that dramatic you want to talk about it board wide. I just have a vision of them experimenting with this in Kanata.” The accommodation review committee, made up of teacher and parent volunteers from public schools in Kanata north to address the overcrowding issue, presented its two proposed ideas to the board in December. One of those solutions includes building a new elementary school, something which Cornell said she doesn’t see happening in the immediate future. The second involves moving all grades 7 and 8 students to either Earl of March or West Carleton secondary schools. Cornell sent a letter to Lau-
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In December, I held my first Ward 5 Christmas Food Drive by asking folks to drop off non-perishable food items at my ward office. I was simply overwhelmed by the generosity shown by residents. The food drive was a huge success! Four large boxes were filled to the brim with food items! Everything donated went directly to the West Carleton Emergency Food Aid to help Ward 5 families in need. For everyone that drop off donations, thank you so much for your kindness. It’s times like these that truly make my job as Councillor so rewarding. My residents have shown time and again that they are some of the most compassionate people within the entire City of Ottawa. Sign up for my Monthly e-Newsletter Just a reminder that if you haven’t already done so, please sign up for my monthly email newsletter by going to <http://www.eliel-chantiry.ca> www.eliel-chantiry. ca<http://www.eliel-chantiry.ca>. R0011251838-0119
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Gary Wheeler, spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, said in an email the ministry has “no authority to intervene in school board decisions related to pupil accommodation.” Elected trustees and local boards are in the best position to make accommodation decisions and choose how they offer educational services to students, said Wheeler. The ministry can only get involved after trustees have voted on a course of action, Wheeler said. If the community doesn’t agree with the decision, it can submit a request to the ministry to perform an administrative review, he said. Trustees will make their final decision based on the recommendations on April 24. “Grades 7 to 12 schools are an increasingly common ac-
commodation model around the province,” said Wheeler. “Grade configuration is a school board responsibility and an individual board may have a variety of grade configurations in their schools.” Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School in Nepean, which opened in 2009, is the only high school in the public board to currently have a grades 7 to 12 model. “Beyond that the board has no experience with this,” said Cornell, who has one child in junior kindergarten at W. Erskine Johnston Public School, and one starting school next year. Cornell said the board was “pushing” the accommodation review committee to adopt a grades 7 to 12 model for the Earl of March and West Carleton high schools. “I felt, as a member of the ARC, there was a really strong mandate from board staff to push through this 7 to 12 model,” said Cornell. “(The committee is) not supposed to be directed by the board at all and I felt there was a strong push from the board. “Without the ministry intervening and pushing the board to take a more thorough look at this, they’re going to make the wrong decision.” If the decision to create a grades 7 to 12 high-school model is approved, it would most likely be a permanent move, said Cornell.
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got into the volunteering business after a persuasive Sullivan came knocking. “He was hard to say no to,” Carkner said, chuckEMC News - He was a builder in every way: ling. Then, warmly, “He’s a great loss. People with a family man whose children are successful and that kind of leadership are difficult to replace. We’ll independent; a philanthropist who encouraged miss him.” others to volunteer; a politician who helped a It was Sullivan’s commitment to volunteerism town to thrive when others faltered; and, finally, a and building the town’s public and charitable secbusinessman whose construction company is one tors that Carkner admired most. of the best in Canada. As for the motivation behind his generosity? “It But Thomas (Tommy) Edmond Sullivan died was the legacy of his family to give back,” Carkner at Arnprior District Memorial Hospital (ADMH) said. “That’s what he instilled in others. Like Mort at about 5 a.m. on Jan. 14 with family at his side, (Sullivan’s uncle) before that, he was raised with after a lengthy illness. He was 80 years old. those values and took them to heart.” M. Sullivan and Son employee and family The mayor of Arnprior for a decade, from 1980 friend Rob Ball is the family spokesman. He said to 1990, he also served as deputy mayor and reeve Sullivan battled courageously, but eventually sucbefore that for more than a dozen years. Sullivan cumbed to illness common to the elderly. He had TOMMY SULLIVAN represented the town at the County of Renfrew and been sick for some time. Ball, who first met Sullivan when he was just a child, said it was a director of the Eastern Ontario Development Corporahas been rough on the family, but they are trying to focus on the tion. Mayor David Reid has known Sullivan his whole life. The good memories. They have spent the week together looking at photos, sharing laughter and tears, and celebrating his life more rookie politician has gone to Sullivan’s a few times in the last year to hear advice and pursue opportunities the elder statesman than mourning his death – as he would have wanted, Ball said. “They’re holding up pretty good; devastated by the loss, of deemed worthwhile. He talked of Sullivan’s creation of a business park bearing course. But they’re trying to look at the good he’s done,” Ball said. “The community’s rallied tremendously, from Arnprior, his name, of a business on Madawaska Boulevard with the same name, of the RONA, and more. But Reid also recalls when he the Valley, and beyond.” He laughed a little and said too many people are trying to do came back to his hometown after university and Sullivan asked too much. But quickly added that it is understandable, Sullivan him to chair a committee for CBC’s Salute to the Valley. “I was pretty green, but he could look at people and bring touched many lives. Sullivan also said, repeatedly, that he considered everyone something out of them,” Reid said. “He got everybody involved.” who works at his business as part of the family. Employees are treated well at the construction company. It Ball alluded to an aspect of Sullivan that many knew about, has been named one of the industry’s top 50 best managed combut the man himself rarely mentioned. “Anyone who needed help, he helped. He never wanted cred- panies in Canada seven of the last eight years. Three years ago, Sullivan was given the Jock Tindale Award it.” The many informal acts of generosity - getting kids into by peers in the construction business. The award recognizes his sports, helping a family in time of need - all were done as he integrity and his long commitment to high industry standards. Perhaps key to his success in business, and politics and life, volunteered on boards and charities in and around Arnprior. He served on the ADMH board since 1974, co-chairing its was the approach he took to interpersonal relationships. One’s Partners In Caring Campaign to raise funds for emergency station in life didn’t mean a hill of beans to him. He gave the room renovations. He was on the Ottawa Civic Hospital board grocery store clerk the same respect as he gave business and political leaders. of trustees since 2002. He was, at essence, an egalitarian. The Partners in Caring Foundation Board former chairman is “I always treated others the way I wanted to be treated.” John Carkner. He, like ADMH board chairman Steve Hudson, email@example.com
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2012 NHL All Star Weekend By Jim Watson From January 26th to the 29th, Ottawa will be hosting the 2012 NHL ALL-Star Weekend. This is going to be a tremendous event for our city and I am incredibly proud of the hard work done by Eugene Melnyk, Cyril Leeder and everyone over at the Ottawa Senators organization for making this happen. I’m also proud of City Council for investing $200,000 to bring this one-of-a-kind event to Canada’s capital! All Star Weekend will bring $30 million of economic activity to our hotels, restaurants and shops. The game will be broadcast in over 150 countries and with over 400 accredited media members, our city will be given exposure as the world-class destination it is. Hosting the All Star game is great in itself but what will make this event particularly special for us is that not one but FOUR Ottawa Senators will be in the starting lineup! Milan Michalek, Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza, and Daniel Alfredsson were all voted into the starting lineup with the great support of Sens Army. I want to thank everyone for voting and getting their friends to vote so that these players can showcase the talent of our great team. Hosting the All Star Game would not have been possible without the creation of the Ottawa Convention Centre. This beautiful facility in the heart of downtown has been a big boost to our City since it opened its doors last year thanks to a lot of hard work by former Mayor Jim Durrell, OCC President Pat Kelly and their dedicated team. And we are going to see a lot of more events of this nature thanks to the OCC, as well as other initiatives City Council is driving. For example, through the creation of a Special Events Office with Ottawa Tourism we are working to bring the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup to town and have already landed the 2012 JUNOS and the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Cup of Hockey. All Star Weekend will also mark the opening of the Rink of Dreams at City Hall, and I hope you and your family have a chance to come down and enjoy this gorgeous outdoor ice rink. So let’s celebrate Canada’s game right here in our nation’s capital and cheer on our four Ottawa Senators who are in the starting lineup, making our city proud! If you would like to see the full list of events for All Star Weekend have a look at our events page at www. jimwatsonottawa.ca.
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Pakenham Frost Festival promises to be heaps of fun Bundle up and enjoy week-long festivities for the whole family By TARA GESNER
Year after year, in the region of 1,000 people take part in the events. Ryan is confident 2012 will be another successful year for the winter carnival, which everyone has come to expect. All proceeds raised by way of the Pakenham Frost Festival go back to the community. Over the last few years more than $40,000 has been handed out.
LOTS TO DO Once again, festival festivities start early this year. On Saturday, Jan. 21, local girls aged 14 to 18 compete for the title of Miss Pakenham 2012, concluding Jenna Barr’s reign. For more information, contact Tanya Giles at 613-624-5510. “Holding the crowning early offers the winner an opportunity to attend more of the
festival’s events,” said Ryan. Three days later, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, activities resume with a Ski Night at Mount Pakenham. A discount on rentals and lifts can be obtained by using the secret code ‘This is the First Night of Frost Festival’. Mount Pakenham has everything you need to enjoy winter fun: skiing, snowboarding, tubing and more. For de-
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EMC Events – The weather may be cold and icy, but the fun experience of the annual Pakenham Frost Festival will keep spirits warm. From Jan. 21 to Jan. 29, the festival, sponsored by the Pakenham Civitan Club, offers a full week of frosty activities for the young, and the young at heart.
It’s a celebration of all things snow and ice, and it’s a great opportunity for folks to get outdoors and have some laughs with family and friends, said organizer Mike Ryan. “People really enjoy the Pakenham Frost Festival, it’s like a reunion,” he continued. “Everyone comes together. We are a small community and there’s such a great spirit.”
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Plenty of family fun to be had during this year’s Frost Festival Euchre Night returns Jan. 26 to the gymnasium at Pakenham Public School, beginning at 7 p.m. Call 613-624-5490 for specifics. Later in the evening Thursday, running 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., a Broomball Pub takes place in the upper hall of the Stewart Community Centre. The Frost Festival blasts into full speed on Friday, Jan. 27 – opening night – beginning with a Pre-Teen Dance at Pakenham Public School from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For particulars, call Bernie or Karen Ryan at 613-623-8831. From 5 to 7 p.m. in community centre’s Upper Hall, enjoy a “delicious” spaghetti supper. The cost for adults is $10, while children aged 12 and under pay $5. For further information, call 613-624-5496. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., everyone is invited to participate in the public skate at the MacFarlane Street arena. There will be a children’s costume contest, races, prizes and more. Long-time resident Marion Barr officially opens the Pakenham Frost Festival Friday night – just prior to a Junior B games between the Almonte Thunder and Arnprior Packers. “Marion is a caring, wonderful and giving person, a pleasant resident of our village of Pakenham,” said Ryan. The puck drops at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.
A great way to finish the night is the pub at the Pakenham Curling Club, running 9 to 11 p.m. Enjoy euchre, okinole, food and more. The cost is $5. On Jan. 28 (Saturday), festival-goers will be busy from morning until bedtime, starting with a Shanty Breakfast (7 to 11 a.m.) in the Upper Hall of the Stewart Community Centre. Come early for a seat. “Due to rising costs there will be no entertainment at this event,” explained Ryan. In regards to events for children Saturday (weather permitting), watch for posters in the Upper Hall, the organizer advised. Registration for the Snowmobile Rally runs from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Fire Hall. For information, call 613-720-9294. The Winter Warm-Up Pub is open in the upper hall, commencing at 2 p.m. Saturday night, the “popular” Pub Night returns – featuring special guest Mike O’Reilly (Cecil Wiggins). O’Reilly is an Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame inductee. Eight times he was voted Entertainer of the Year by the Canadian Bluegrass Society, in addition to DJ of the Year five times and Composer of the Year four times. Doors open at 7 p.m. Entertainment at 8 p.m. is provided by the Ryans, and John O’Neill is back with his bake auction. Pub tickets are $12.50 and available at Nicholson’s Sun-
dries. “John lives near Kinburn, but he’s very well known this way,” said Ryan. “He’s a great
person, and adds excitement to the auction. We can’t thank him enough for all his help over the years.”
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Housing fix hampered by red tape There may only be one goal when it comes to affordable housing, eliminating homelessness, but there are many paths to that solution. Affordable housing is easily one of the most complex files at city hall. Even a veteran councillor, Innes Ward’s Rainer Bloess, recently admitted to having a tenuous grasp on the file. When Mayor Jim Watson’s administration decided to pour $14 million into a new housing and homelessness strategy
last year, the money was divvied up into a dizzying array of projects – 15, to be exact. It’s a testament to the reality that individuals and families face housing insecurity for a host of reasons, and there are just as many ways to tackle those problems. That dilemma came up again at city hall recently. The federal and provincial governments are re-jigging their affordable housing funding into a new program, and Ottawa stands to get $26 million.
But the question was which pile to put the money in. Would it be operational costs, which could mean housing allowances, rent supplements and much-needed maintenance for existing affordable housing? Or would it be capital costs, which would allow the city to leverage the money into building new affordable housing that would ease some of the pressure on the short supply of housing and the long list of people waiting for
access to it? Ultimately, city staff recommended the latter and the planning committee agreed. Part of the thinking is that the city’s hands are really tied if it earmarked that money for operational costs. Funding from upper levels of government always comes with rules, and unfortunately for the city, the rules of the Investment in Affordable Housing Program limit the types of operational costs the money may be used for. We already know that Ot-
tawa Community Housing, the city’s largest provider of affordable housing, has a huge backlog of maintenance work it needs to undertake to ensure existing housing units are inhabitable. Perhaps if the provincial and federal governments left municipalities to make their own decisions, we might be in a better position to tackle each piece of the affordable housing pie. Leveraging the funding to find private or non-profit developers who want to build and operate affordable housing is a good idea, but it doesn’t do much to ensure people can keep living in the housing we’re already providing.
It may have been the best decision given the circumstances, but it probably wouldn’t be considered the best decision if provincial and federal governments hadn’t imposed restrictions. That’s the message that Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley and his fellow planning committee members tried to send with a motion asking the upper levels of government to give more flexibility to municipalities and support their ability to make decisions that make sense for their communities. But history shows that those concerns will likely fall on deaf ears.
As if movies weren’t bad enough CHARLES GORDON Funny Town With all the problems in the world, you’d think we wouldn’t go looking for more, but that’s the way human beings are. If we weren’t that way the world would have fewer problems. So here’s the new problem we are on the verge of creating: booze in movie theatres. Sheesh. As any serious movie-goer knows, the movie theatre is already overloaded with problematic behaviour. There are talkers and texters, popcorn spillers and candy-unwrappers. For each offender, there is a sensitive victim, a person so consumed by anxiety over cellphone glows or cellophane crackles that he cannot concentrate on the screen. And now, someone is thinking of adding beer and wine drinkers to the mix? Indeed. The talk so far centres on the planned Empire Theatres at the redeveloped Lansdowne Park, but other theatres will want to get in on the act if it is successful at Lansdowne. Temporary licenses have been issued in the past so there is no small chance that permanent licenses could be had and the movie theatre as cocktail lounge become part of the landscape. It is peculiar that the issue has arisen at all. Can anyone remember a loud public outcry in favour of beer and wine in movie theatres? Have people been refusing to go to the movies because they can’t get a drink? Were there demonstrations? There has been some debate on the subject already. There are people who grudgingly accept the idea, if there are alcohol-free options available – in other words, so long as not every movie theatre is licensed. Others have used the occasion to reopen the whole Lansdowne Park debate, which heaven knows there’s been
enough of. And there has been the standard defence of the idea, best exemplified in an Ottawa Citizen editorial: “Ontario is very slowly shaking off its temperance-league attitudes and realizing that treating all adults as if they were children isn’t necessary to prevent public disorder,” the editorial says. “If nightclubs and pubs and restaurants can be trusted to ask for ID from customers and refuse to serve the already drunk, surely movie theatres can be trusted to do the same.” Some big and little quibbles can be made with that argument. Nightclubs and pubs are equipped to ask for ID and discourage drunken behaviour. Theatres are not. To ask them to do so with existing staff may be expecting too much. The larger argument stems from the editorial’s reference to Ontario’s “temperanceleague attitudes.” There is a familiar kind of Canadian inferiority complex on display here, a feeling that we are somehow less sophisticated than other peoples because our province has not become an open bar. There is a longing for Canada to become somehow more European, where, it is thought, string quartets play on every street corner while 11-year-olds sip Chablis at the dining room table. But, for better or worse, we are not Europe. The better part is that the 11-year-olds get to watch hockey games and the grown-ups have a far lower rate of cirrhosis of the liver. The worse part about not being Europe is that many of us continue to display a North American attitude toward licensed beverages – which is to say that we consume as many of them as we can in a short period of time and proceed to converse loudly, sometimes about the hockey game, sometimes not. And while many of us are the kinds of people who are capable of sipping one beer quietly in the cinema, what are the odds that it’s the other kind, the adults who should be treated as if they were children, who will be sitting behind you while you’re trying to watch the movie? Tipsy, it will take them even longer to take off the cellophane candy wrapper.
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The adrenalin-filled emotional rollercoaster of life on the farm Accidental Farmwife routine with the calf again, successfully luring Julie into the barn. Finally. I was exhausted. On the way back through the barn, I stopped to fill up the water trough. Rambo came over to see what I was doing, and I patted him on the head. Big mistake. Next thing I know I’m on the ground, and my thigh hurts where Rambo has head-butted me. I can see Rambo’s lining himself up for another hit. I jump to my feet, kick my leg
it’s mucky and cold. But at least it’s warmer than outside.
The little guy just doesn’t have the reflex and as time passes it is less and less likely that he will recover. We spent most of today trying to get Ginger’s calf to suckle. The little guy just doesn’t have the reflex and as time passes it is less and less likely that he will recover. I can get him to drink a bottle of milk replacer, but it just
isn’t the same. The Farmer managed to steal some valuable colostrum from Ginger (against her will—she wants to kill my husband with those big feet of hers) and fed it to the calf. The calf seems to have enough energy but that too will fade as the temperature drops if he doesn’t start to suckle. We gave him a shot of selenium and the Farmer has just run into town to get more Vitamin A, D and E. I will go out in another couple hours and feed him two more pints of milk replacer, but we may just be postponing the inevitable. Not all endings are happy ones on the farm.
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gent across the snowy field, for no good reason other than to search for the best place in which to give birth. Later that day she had settled for the barn, and she was starting to show signs of labour. We locked her in, but had to usher Young Angus out first. He didn’t want to miss the show this time. He is always very interested in the new calves and stands staring at them for a long time. Sometime after midnight the Farmer went out and found Ginger with her new calf. He put the calf on a trolley and moved the new little family into a warm, dry lambing pen. Well it was dry, anyway. Now
in his general direction, and shriek something at him. I think the shriek startled him more than the kick did. His rock head is much harder than my shin. He was sizing me up for another smack, so I took off out of the barn, the big fat sheep hot on my heels. I jumped into the cattle chute and he finally wandered away, with an unmistakable swagger. I sat for a moment and let the adrenalin drain from my veins. In my five years knowing Rambo, he has never attempted to hit me. Then again, I usually tickle him under the chin. The Farmer says the pat on the head is a direct challenge to his ram-hood. And then it was Ginger’s turn to calve. I was first to notice her heading off on a tan-
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For ducks, staying warm can mean cooling down
EMC Lifestyle - Just this past Sunday I visited Presqu’ile Provincial Park on Lake Ontario. It was a cold morning, but as there was lots of sunshine and no wind, it was an ideal day to be looking for birds. Presqu’ile is a fabulous place for seeing ducks and that day was no exception. Thousands of Long-tailed Ducks (formerly ‘Oldsquaw’) dotted Lake Ontario, which was uncharacteristically calm. There were hundreds of Greater Scaups, and dozens of Redheads, Common Goldeneyes, tiny Buffleheads, and Mute Swans. A Peregrine Falcon sat on the ice, leaving only to dive
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cessful passes at a Longtailed Duck. I spent a lot of time watching the ducks. I marvelled at how the water immediately rolled off their backs as soon as they surfaced, a feature facilitated by plenty of oil rubbed in during preening episodes, and the extremely tight weave of the feathers. The water was ice cold yet they swam and dove with impunity. Their thick and copious feathers, overlying an insulating coat of down next to the skin, provided a perfect barrier to the cold water and any body part thus covered was kept warm. However, the feet and legs lacked any covering, yet this
did not seem to be a problem for their owners, regardless if they are swimming in icy water or standing on the ice. Ducks, geese and gulls own a special heat exchanger in the base of their legs. Here, the main artery and vein split up into smaller vessels that wrap around each other, forming a net. In the net, the warm blood travelling down the artery to the feet loses its heat to the cold blood in the vein returning to the heart. By the time the blood arrives at the feet, it is not 37 degrees Celsius, which it was when it entered
the net, but a mere couple of degrees above freezing. That might seem maladaptive, but a cooler foot loses less heat to the environment than a hot foot does, and heat loss causes animals problems in winter. The counter-current heat exchanger is known as the “wonderful net” or the “rete mirabile.” The net is not unique to these birds; other aquatic animals including Beavers have this structure at the base of their extremities, such as their tail. The beauty of the countercurrent system is that energy is not only saved by reducing
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to the older girls in the family and my sister Audrey. Their daughter Velma was my closest friend. It was in her bed that I first experienced sleeping on a feather mattress with a feather comforter over us. And I especially remember with great fondness how, on a cold and clear winter’s night, our family would bundle up in our heaviest clothes, Father would bring the flat-bottomed sleigh to the kitchen door, and we would pile on, and head across the 20 acre field to spend an evening with the Thoms. Their log house was much larger than ours, and the boys would settle into one of the back bedrooms and we could hear the
sounds of laughter and playful scrapping coming from that direction. My sister Audrey and older Thom girls would settle in the parlour and Velma and I knew for a fact they were talking about the boys from the Northcote School, and other delicious subjects we could only imagine, but were never allowed to sit in on. Velma and I played with our dolls in the warmth of the kitchen and sometimes pulled a chair up to the table to watch Uncle Alec and Father take on Aunt Bertha and Mother in a riotous game of euchre. When it came time to serve lunch...there was always a bountiful lunch when we visited neighbours, everyone would settle into the kitchen, and sometimes Uncle Alec would take out his fiddle, Mother her mouth organ, and the music would begin. And I would look around that room...full to the brim with our two families, and I would think
we were the luckiest people in the whole of Renfrew County. By the time we were all piled back onto the sleigh, my eyes would already be drooping, and I would do everything in my power to stay awake as we went across the 20 acre field. And once we were out in the open field, and it was a cold and clear night, I would look up at the Renfrew County sky and see millions of stars lighting up my world. The untouched snow in the rest of the field would glisten as if God had spread a blanket of diamonds from one end to the other, as the moon shone down its light on our land. I tried desperately to stay awake. It only took about 20 minutes to go from the Thom house to our kitchen door, but it was long enough that I don’t ever remember arriving home awake! Yes, winters were joyous times back then. Made warm by neighbours around us, and the sheer joy of feeling a con-
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EMC Lifestyle - It seems to me now, so many years later, that my fondest memories are from the days of winter on the farm during those lean Depression years. Perhaps it was because during the warm summer months there was always so much work to be done. Planting, harvesting, repairing fences, tending gardens and a host of other jobs that could only be done when there was no snow on the ground. But during the winter months, we seemed to have more family time, and certainly there were many hours spent visiting neighbours, going to Saturday night house parties, and church concerts which seemed to surface regularly. We saw often our neighbours who lived across the 20 acre field, which in the summer time was planted high with grain, but in the winter, with sleighs coming and going from our house to theirs, a path just wide enough to handle the team soon took form. The Thoms were a big and boisterous family. We called them Uncle Alec and Aunt Bertha, even though as far as I knew they were no relation whatsoever. But back in those days, youngsters wouldn’t dream of calling an adult by his or her first name. Their boys and ours played together, skated on the Bonnechere, set snares for rabbits, walked to school together, and were a constant aggravation
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Plaza good news for Carp Nominate a great place in City of Ottawa cross into the flood-plain area. Karson has been working with the city and Mississippi Valley Conservation (MVC) to amend the flood-plain boundary and get approvals for the parking lot within the edge of the flood plain. The flood plain represents the area that could be waterlogged by the type of flooding experts estimate could take place once in 100 years: a “100-year flood plain.” The Karson family also owns the farmland across the river from the Karson yard, and received approval to excavate some land from that side of the river to re-balance the flood plain and make it less likely for water to flood the village side of the river, where the plaza would be. West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry says the city and the MVCA are both on board with the changes. “They believe it will be healthier to the river, because right now you have trucks,
and it doesn’t matter how much you say they don’t leak. Sometimes they leak oil,” he said. “So this will be, in my opinion, healthier for the Carp River than the current situation we have there.” More work will also be done to re-vegetate the shoreline to aid water runoff and rebuild the plant life and wildlife habitat along the shore, where the gravel yard now runs right up to the shoreline, Karson said. “We’d like to have a bit of a buffer,” Karson said. “It will both spruce it up esthetically and serve as mitigation that the environmental impact on the river.” Delays mean the project is still a couple of years down the road, and the construction business has yet to secure another location (hopefully closer to it’s quarry, Karson said) to move to. But the family, which has raised several generations in the Village of Carp, is still “100 per cent committed” to the project, Karson said.
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Archbishop of Ottawa Terrence Prendergast holds up the keys for the new St. Isidore Church that he was provided with Jan. 14. He presided over a Rite of Dedication of the new church, located at 1135 March Rd. in Kanata.
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From 2-4 p.m., enjoy live folk and bluegrass music by Tom Conners in the community hall. At 3 p.m., the Survivorman Outdoor Challenge will be held. Dolan said this is a fun event, which draws participants as well as spectators. “The survivorman challenge sees partners enter the competition and there is a series of events they must compete in such as: log sawing and fire starting,” she said. The annual Trivia Chal-
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Chickpeas make these meatless patties EMC Lifestyle – In answer to the enquiry about the orange oatmeal bread that was in my Jan. 5 column, set your bread machine to make a 2 lb. loaf. Over 30 years ago, a vegetarian friend introduced me to falafel at a Middle Eastern restaurant in Ottawa. I had no idea what to expect when she ordered them, but I was hooked after the first mouthful. The falafel were meatless patties made with cooked chickpeas that had been ground and seasoned with cumin, garlic and onion. They were served in pita bread, with a slice of dill pickle. Even now, just remembering them makes my mouth water. Falafel are an acquired taste though. If you like the flavour of spices such as garlic and cumin, you’ll probably enjoy them. They are often served with lettuce, tomato, and a cucumber sauce. Made with yogurt, peanut butter and cucumber, the sauce may sound unusual, but it has just the right combination of tart and sweet flavours. The falafel patties are easy to make at home using canned chickpeas. When you buy the pita or flat bread, check that the package label specifies
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that the bread has a “pocket”. Some don’t and, for this recipe, you’ll want the type that you can stuff. Falafel 540 mL can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/3 cup bread crumbs 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, or 1 tbsp dried 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. cumin seed 2-3 tbsp. water (see directions) Cucumber Sauce 1 cup yogurt 1/4 cup peanut butter 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 clove garlic, minced (optional) a dash of salt and pepper 1 cup cucumber, peeled and diced 3 pocket pita bread, shredded lettuce, and diced tomato. Sliced dill pickle is optional. To make the falafel patties,
combine the chickpeas, onion, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, pepper and salt in a food processor. Rub the cumin seeds in the palm of your hand to break them up, then add them. Process until smooth. If the mixture looks dry or climbs up the side of the food processor bowl, add 2 to 3 tbsp. of water. Roll the mixture into 12 balls, and flatten them slightly. Lightly spray a non-stick frying pan with cooking oil spray. Add the falafel patties, and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. To prepare the cucumber sauce, thoroughly mix the yogurt, peanut butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Transfer the sauce to a bowl, and stir in the diced cucumber. When the falafel are ready, warm the pita bread for about 15 seconds in the microwave oven. Cut each pita bread in half, and gently separate the top and bottom crust to form a pocket. Place two or three falafel patties in each half, then add chopped tomato and shredded lettuce. Spoon some cucumber sauce over this, and serve immediately.
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around deck. Excellent swimming and boating. 40 minutes to the Scotia Bank place. Work in the city and play in the country. Mls#815030
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on this clean freshly painted 2 bedroom 1/2 dbl.wood and tile floors, gas heat, full basement, fenced in rear yard and 4 appliances A good starter or rental unit. $158,500. MLS#811150
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Log and board and batten home on 2 treed acres 15 minutes from Almonte near the quaint village of Clayton. This cosy home features ash and pine floors, exposed log walls, modern kitchen with 3 appliances, main floor laundry and a spacious screened-in porch. Come take a look You won’t be disappointed. nEW pRICE $214,900. MLS#810074
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5243 Upper Dwyer Hill Rd, Arnprior Bungalow on half acre lot with 3 bedrooms close to Arnprior. MLS #811664 $179,000
Commercial warehouse (30’x60’) with garage plus two bedroom bungalow on 2 acre lot minutes from Arnprior. MLS #805040 $225,000
Beautifully maintained log home, 3 bdrms, renovated family room, paved drive, oversized garage, deeded access to Calabogie Lake. Mins to ski hill/golf. MLS 799088 $289,900
Four bdrms, 3 baths, finished lower level, geothermal heat, never occupied, private setting. MLS 816271 $289,000
Custom built 5 bdrm 4 baths, fantastic surrounding solarium. present owner has hair salon - possibilities for B&B/granny suite. Enviable location in 4 season resort. MLS 817024 $449,900
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Winter West festival stretches out season By JESSICA CUNHA
EMC Events – The Winter West festival has undergone a change in format since last year’s inaugural weekend event. The Kanata Chamber of Commerce, which created the idea behind last year’s winter carnival, decided to switch things up this year, said Megan Cornell, co-ordinator for Winter West and past president of the Chamber. “We totally reorganized the concept,” she said. “Last year we tried to make it all in one weekend and we realized that so many communities have their events and weekends (pre) chosen.” This year, Winter West is acting as a promotional resource for the season’s activities being held throughout Kanata, Goulbourn and West Carleton. Community associations and groups can list their winter events for free on the website, while residents can use the website to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in their area. “We’re actually much hap-
pier with the concept of it just being a promotion of winter activities that is very organic,” said Cornell. “It was always meant to be a tourism thing – that side of what the chamber does – promoting our area as a whole.” Cornell said the new approach to Winter West is meant to bolster tourism in the west end of the city – something all city-dwellers and visitors to the Nation’s Capital can enjoy. “We were so pleased with the idea of having a tourism or a regional promotion wing of what we do,” she said. “We just wanted to help other people promote their events.” After the festival last year, which took place over the first weekend in February, the Chamber canvassed residents to get their reactions. Community groups that didn’t participate cited having other weekends already chosen for their events, and a number of residents said it was too difficult to try and attend everything over a twoday period. “It makes sense to not try to do one weekend,” said Cor-
nell. Winter West now runs from November to March. “I think it’s a real show of the diversity of our community and how we have all these little separate communities where people have these great events that they do,” said Cornell. The Chamber is also in talks to create a summer festival along the same lines. UPCOMING EVENTS * Kanata: The Briarbrook, Brookside and Morgan’s Grant Community Association will host its annual Winter Family Fun Day at Sandhill Rink, off Kinghorn Crescent, on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. * West Carleton: The annual Fitzroy Harbour Winter Carnival will take place from Jan. 26 to 28, at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre, located at 100 Clifford Campbell St. The carnival includes a spaghetti dinner on the Thursday, a Texas Hold’em poker night on Friday, an outdoor hockey jamboree and annual trivia night, both on Saturday. For more information, visit www.fitzroyharbour.com.
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Ag. and Rural Affairs Committee supports Carp River realignment By THERESA FRITZ
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West Carleton Secondary School had a gallery showing at the Old Town Hall in Kanata last Saturday entitled Shutter Stories. The Grade 11/12 photography class showcased their photographs, and approximately 35 students participated. Here, (from left) Tiana Martin, Diana Pham, Danial Khan show off their works of art. Proudly serving your community for over 30 years For all your Residential, Recreational & Investment Real Estate
EMC News – Ottawa city council is expected to approve a plan aimed at curbing the erosion of land along the Carp River near the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. During the Jan. 13 Agriculture and Rural Rural Affairs Committee, committee members unanimously endorsed a report and plan that will see the river run the way it did previously, by rebuilding the slope and reinforcing it with rip-rap. This erosion control technique involves placing lots of smaller rocks along the base of the riverbank to pro-
“We need to stop the erosion. This has been going on for a long time. Now it is a must.” West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry
tect the land. The recommended solution is what is known as partial river channel retraining. Workers will fill in the area where the river is now flowing, and divert it back to its previous streamline. The strip of land installed to divert the
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water is called a “fill terrace,” and would be lined with large rocks. The cost of the work is estimated at $256,000 with design and supporting services estimated at $100,000. The report endorsed by the committee indicated land has been eroding steadily since 1991, and approximately eight metres of land was lost from 1999-2008. The loss is due to a shift in the main channel of the Carp River in Fitzroy Harbour, and the river continues to creep dangerously close to the baseball diamond which is located next to the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. Project manager Kevin Cover said that only one more metre can afford to be lost before affecting the baseball diamond right along the river. The diamond is the home diamond of several teams including the West Carleton Electric Men’s Fastball Club of the intermediate level Greater Ottawa Fastball League. West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry is in support of the work, having expressed concern that doing nothing could pose a safety risk. “We need to stop the erosion. This has been going on for a long time,” he said. “Now it is a must do.” Money for the work will be coming from the 2012 city budget. El-Chantiry said he does not believe there will be any opposition from council when the matter comes forward for adoption. During the 30-day review period, residents can contact Kevin Cover at 613-580-2424 x22830 or email@example.com. (With files from Courtney Symons)
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Pinhey’s Point was the place to be last Saturday evening as Melissa Lansing put on an a special event entitled ‘Snowshoeing Under the Stars’ which was an introduction into snowshoeing. Particiapants learned about the history, nature, wildlife in the area while snowshoeing under the stars with good company. They even saw a shooting star. Most people know of Pinhey’s Point Historic Site as only being open in the summer months but in fact it is open all year around and Lansing puts on different themed events all through the year.
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Kids’ Korner is holding an open house EMC Lifestyle - If you know someone who has a need for child-care services now or in the near future, West Carleton Kids’ Korner Inc. will be hosting our next open house on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 9:30-11 a.m. West Carleton Kids’ Korner Inc. is the area’s only licensed childcare centre. Operating since 2007, we offer childcare services for children ages 15 months to 6 years, as well as a Before and After School Program for children Grades 1 through 5. West Carleton Kids’ Korner Inc. boasts some of the most experienced, kind and nurturing professionals in the childcare industry. Our centre shares the West Carleton Community Complex hub with Police Services, Fire Services, Paramedic Post, Ottawa Public Health Nurse, and West Carleton councillor Eli El-Chantiry. We are conveniently located between the communities of Kinburn, Fitzroy Harbour, Woodlawn, Constance Bay and Dunrobin. We offer childcare services yearround, with the exception of statutory holidays. If you are unable to attend on the 19th but would like to visit the centre, please call 613-832-1300 and alternate time can be arranaged. Also, visit www.wckidskorner.com.
ity system for when and how roads are cleared for residents, and how they can help by adhering to the snow clearning guidelines. In the rural areas, you may have also noticed a unique way of keeping the roads free of snow by using standing corn as an alternative to tradtional snow fencing. This has proven to be an economical and ecological way for the city to provide a
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Art exhibit on the Carp Branch of Ottawa Public Library brary with an exhibit called ‘Cast a Glance’ featuring local artists. All the work is for sale. When you see artwork that you would like to purchase; contact the artist directly or the curator. ON DISPLAY Currently, the library is showing paintings and photography from the following artists: Vera Van Baaren, Catherine Gutsche, Rosy
Somerville, Mario Cerroni, Brian Seed and Donnalee McKenna. There is a variety of pieces that includes oils on canvas, watercolours, acrylic, mixed media and photography. This is an open exhibition. All artists who are members of the WCAS are welcome to submit work to the curator Donnalee McKenna groovygosh@msn. com or 613-435-3833. The
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Senators enjoy getting ‘social’ with fans
While Anderson admits “you’ve got to be careful with it,” he’s enjoyed the Twitter relationship he’s building with fans. “For me, it’s actually been quite an experience,” said the Senators No. 1 stopper, (@ CraigAnderson41), who also maintains a Facebook fan page. “I didn’t really know what to expect going into it. It gives fans a more personal scenario where they can be in touch with the players and it gives them another avenue to have a conversation without having a conversation. It makes them feel special and makes them feel like they’re part of the hockey world.” Senators forward Erik Condra agreed social media has the ability to change the relationship between the player and the fan. “Hopefully, they see more that we’re regular people and we do the same stuff that they do,” said the rookie forward (@ECondra), who had a rather simple reason for getting into this game. “The whole world is going through a social media frenzy and it’s better to be a part of it and know what’s going on than to be left in the dust.
Goaltender Craig Anderson is one of four Senators now active on Twitter and he also maintains a facebook page to interact with fans (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images).
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Matt Moulson is the top goalscoring threat for the New York Islanders (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ NHLI via Getty Images).
line, the leader of the pack is captain Dion Phaneuf, the lone Leaf voted into the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game by fans. James Reimer is the main man in goal for Toronto and he gets backup support from Johan Gustavsson.
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Grabner was a Calder Trophy finalist a year ago. On defence, the return to health of Mark Streit has been a boost for the Isles. Al Montoya and Evgeni Nabokov have split the majority of the goaltending chores.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAfS Saturday, Feb. 4, 7:00 p.m. CBC The Maple Leafs are pushing hard to end a six-year absence from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Offensively, much of Toronto’s fortunes rest in the hands of Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul, who both rank among the NHL’s top point-getters. Also chipping in to the Leafs’ attack are a forward group that includes Tyler Bozak, Mikhail Grabovski, Tim Connolly and Clarke MacArthur. On the blue
“I’m not one of those guys who’ll say ‘I’m at the grocery store. What should I get, bananas or apples?’” said Winchester. “I’m a pretty private guy in that way but answering stuff about the game is something I’d be glad to do.”
“I’m still new to it. I’m not going to do it all the time, but little things I like that are fun or important, I’ll put up there.” A word of advice to fans from the pros — if you want to make a connection, stick to hockey with your thoughts.
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By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com Social media, it might be said, has exploded into the defining force of a generation. Whether it’s sharing news with friends on Facebook or posting quickie thoughts that come to mind on Twitter, the world has indeed become a much smaller place thanks to these new creations, both of which involve hundreds of millions of users. And neither is going away anytime soon. So perhaps it’s hardly surprising that the power of social media would make an impact on the world of professional sports. More specifically, the relationship between the fan and those who play the games they follow so ardently. “It’s a good way to interact with fans,” said forward Jesse Winchester (@jwinch18), one of four players on the current Ottawa Senators roster to delve into the world of Twitter. “I can see myself doing that in some capacity.” Senators goaltender Craig Anderson originally saw social media as a way to maintain contact with netminders who took part in goalie camps he’s run over the past few summers. But he’s since discovered it’s also an interesting, more personal way to connect with the team’s fan base.
Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CARP Jan. 12 to March 8. Once Upon an Adventure Storytimes at 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursdays. Drop in to the Carp branch of the Ottawa Public Library for a delightful half hour of stories, songs, games and more. Family program. Jan. 22. The Huntley Township Historical Society invites everyone to hear Daniel Glenney speak about “The Significance of the Canadian War Museum, from Inception to Completion.” Mr. Glenney was employed by The Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, from 1987 to 2009, and he retired as Director of Collections. This Huntley Township Historical Society Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Hall, Carp. Light refreshments served. Info: Wib 613-839-1861.
FITZROY HARBOUR The Fitzroy Harbour Seniors Club meets the second Tuesday of every month from Sept. to June at 12:30 p.m.. Come out and join us for a meeting and potluck. We also have carpet bowling on Mondays and Fridays, and shuffleboard on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. All of these activities take place at the Fitzroy Community Centre, Jan. 21. Scottish night at St. Andrew’s United Church on Carleton Street in Fitzroy Harbour at 7 p.m. Come and listen to music, recitations and all things Scottish and then enjoy a wee taste of Scotland. Admission is $10 or $5 for students. Jan.26-29. The annual Fitzroy Harbour Winter Carnival takes place in and around the community centre. Events include poker tournament, outdoor hockey, Survivorman Challenge, chilly contest and much more. KINBURN Jan. 19, Jan. 26. Kinburn and District Seniors are hosting a series of 6-hand euchres on Thursdays during January at the Kinburn Community Centre commencing at 1:15 p.m. Refresments.Everyone welcome. Jan. 20. Winter Wonderland Dinner and Dance at the Kinburn Community Centre. Buffet dinner by Rileys. Live band music by Monty. Cock-
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Community associations to join forces under Kanata north umbrella KLCA president wants to present a united voice By JESSICA CUNHA
EMC News â€“ Kanata northâ€™s community associations are joining forces to lobby against developments that donâ€™t fit within the character of the neighbourhoods. The Kanata Lakes, Kanata Beaverbrook, and Briarbrook, Brookside and Morganâ€™s Grant community associations have all agreed to unite under the banner of the Kanata North Council of Community Associations â€“ a name which could change â€“ on Monday, Jan. 16. â€œI want us to present a united voice to the city,â€? said Matt Muirhead, president of the Kanata Lakes Community Association. â€œThe city doesnâ€™t recognize the needs of Kanata north and our demands that proper planning be executed in the area.â€? The city hasnâ€™t conducted proper planning in terms of the Beaver Pond development, which is owned by KNL Developments, or in the proposed 16-storey highrise, which is in the works for Beaverbrook, said Muirhead. â€œI am having a very difficult time in trusting the cityâ€™s planning department until they show me they can be trusted,â€? he said. â€œIf this is happening here, you can bet itâ€™s happen-
ing all across the City of Ottawa.â€? Gary Sealey, president of the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association, said the united community associations will help improve public services and the strengths of neighbourhoods, as well as address the urgent issues affecting Kanata north. â€œWe have current and important issues, including a serious sickness with public planning, on which the public needs action,â€? said Sealey. â€œWe hope that by working together the public will be served.â€? PUBLIC MEETING The umbrella association is hosting a public meeting for all residents of Kanata north to address the new findings concerning the lands north of the Beaver Pond and the plans involving the proposed highrise in Beaverbrook at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at All Saints Catholic High School in Kanata Lakes. â€œThe constant rezoning of areas is something we want to address as a community as a whole,â€? said Muirhead. â€œWe want to have some say in whatâ€™s going on in our community.â€? There will also be work-
ing groups, where residents can discuss what they see as the identity of Kanata, what makes the community unique and how they would like to see it grow. â€œThis is the first step to what I think is going to be a movement in Kanata north, and then beyond,â€? said Muirhead. His vision is to develop a proactive approach to development within Kanata north and then the city as a whole. â€œWe have a city-wide vision,â€? he said. â€œOnce we have established what good planning practices areâ€Śthen the city will have to listen and other community associations across the city will hopefully join us.â€? Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson said she thinks the grouping of the associations is a good idea. â€œItâ€™s really important on some issues that are sort of for the whole area,â€? she said. â€œTheyâ€™re very large associations; they cover a very large territory. â€œThere are lots of things to talk about.â€? Muirhead said he will be speaking with the Village Green and March Rural community associations as well about joining the council and attending the meeting.
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