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Winter tree cutting a threat to wildlife Dear Editor

Re: KNL tree cutting can begin It is very distressing to learn (West Carleton Review – December 22/16) that tree cutting in the Kanata Lakes North Development is slated to start any day. Construction undertaken in winter is a death sentence for animals. Particularly when it involves several hundred acres of natural habitat that is home to many species, as in the KNL

lands. During the winter, hibernating animals and those living in underground dens will be crushed to death by the heavy equipment involved. Animals denning in trees will be killed when the tree is felled. Even mobile animals that are forced to leave their dens and food supply will likely freeze or starve to death. Where is the city’s Protocol for Wildlife Protection during Construction? This Protocol, approved in

2015, acknowledged the high risks to wildlife of winter construction in its outline on Sensitive Timing Windows. It recommends that initial site clearing be done at the time of year that is least lethal to wildlife, i.e. in late summer or early fall. Let’s be clear here – we are talking only about the initial site preparation – work that is generally carried out in a matter of weeks. Once this work is done and animals are given a chance to escape, all other

phases of construction can occur throughout the year. Surely, given that this project has been in the planning process for many years, the timing chosen for the initial site clearing could have ensured the least likely deadly impact on wildlife. The Protocol was designed to reduce harm to all wildlife – not just endangered species. In fact, with legislation that has long been in place to protect species-at-risk, there would have been no need for the Protocol.

As it is, based on pressure from the development industry, the original draft Protocol was significantly watered down in that regulations were replaced with ‘best practices’. The implementation of these ‘best practices’ will determine whether the Protocol is simply empty rhetoric or a humane and environmentally-timely response to wildlife concerns on the part of the City of Ottawa. If not implemented, a lot of tax dollars will have been wasted by the city in the year or more it took to develop the Protocol. Along with time wasted by stakeholder groups like ours and over 100 members of

the community who provided strong support for measures to protect local wildlife. People will not accept that living creatures that feel pain and suffering are not accorded the same degree of protection as trees receive under the City of Ottawa’s Tree Conservation Guideline. Nor will they accept that the initial site clearing and felling of trees in a natural area should be an automatic death sentence for the animals that reside there. Donna DuBreuil Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre

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Roads, water and emergency services on El-Chantiry’s radar for 2017 Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

It’s been a good year for West Carleton, said Coun. Eli El-Chantiry. Between $3 million for the expansion of the water treatment facility in Carp, to the expansion of the Constance Bay Community Centre, the area is growing – and getting its fair share of funding from city hall. West Carleton Coun. El-Chantiry said the sting of amalgamation has started to wear off and rural areas are getting their share of road resurfacing monies. This year’s budget includes 110 kilometres of rural roads that will see resurfacing.

The pledge the city made to hire 24 new paramedics will also help to improve relationships between the city and the surrounding municipalities, El-Chantiry said, adding that he didn’t want to see the city abuse its relationship with our rural neighbours. Due to a 20 per cent increase in call volume, the city’s urban core had become a drain on paramedic services as the province mandates that the closest ambulance has to take the call. But after the pledge, El-Chantiry said he’s optimistic the situation will improve. As chair of the police services board and president of the Ontario Association of Police Service Boards, he’s

been working at the “decision table” to improve access to police for rural residents. The police budget includes the hiring of 75 officers over the next three years. While some have said that El-Chantiry’s work with the police services board and the provincial counterpart take away from his work in the ward, El-Chantiry said it’s by being around the “decision table” that he’s best able to speak on behalf of his rural residents. And the decision makers are listening, he said, pointing to the recent changes to the storm water rate, where staff went back to the drawing board thanks to the outcry from rural residents.

​ ACK AT HOME B In the ward, El-Chantiry said he was pleased to be able to remember at the new West Carleton War Memorial. He said during the inaugural Rememberance Day ceremony there were as many as 500 people in attendance. “It was a huge success,” he said. A Carp park was also renamed the Doug Rivington Park in honour of the community leader. The park, at 701 Meadowridge Circle was a collaborative effort with the developer, El-Chantiry said. WHAT’S NEXT

El-Chantiry said he’s going to continue working with staff on looking at extending municipal water service from Stittsville or Kanata North, he’s also going to make sure the rural areas get a boost in funding for rural roads and ditches. “Hopefully we are going to see a jump,” he said.

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West Carleton Coun. Eli El-Chantiry said the sting of amalgamation has started to wear off and rural areas are getting their fair share of road resurfacing monies.This year’s budget includes 110 kilometres of rural roads that will see resurfacing.

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Infrastructure tops McCrimmon’s 2017 priorities BY Jessica Cunha

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Liberal MP Karen McCrimmon says 2016 has been a great year for Kanata-Carleton. The biggest highlight was announcing funding for the environmental assessment for the Kanata portion of light-rail transit. The city announced in June that it will begin an assessment in January 2017 for the stretch between Bayshore and Palladium Drive, splitting the $2 million to $3 million cost with the federal government. The project will take two years to complete. “The LRT wasn’t supposed to come to Kanata until 2031,” said McCrimmon, who lives in Constance Bay. “That was a huge step forward to have the municipality, to have the city, willing to put their money out to do an EA, and then we matched it.” McCrimmon said she believes light rail will be in Kanata by the early- to mid-2020s. “I’m hoping we can push it forward so it’s done within eight to 10 years,” she said. “I think we’ll get it before that.” Another high point over the past 12 months included opening two new support service hubs in West Carleton. The federal MP announced a grant of $183,000 to the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre in May to kick start a rural seniors health initiative to help older residents stay in their own homes. The new service hubs, operated by the resource centre, make it easier for rural residents to access services. “The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre now has programs and clinics in Constance Bay and Fitzroy Harbour and that’s a good thing,” said McCrimmon. “We’re expanding the reach so we can help more people. I’m really proud of the work that they’re doing there.” One thing that surprised her over the past year was learning how slow

yet. But we have to … connect all the rural areas so everybody can benefit from what’s going to happen in our economy.” The implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, a free trade deal that would open new food and beverage markets, will create challenges and opportunities, but the positives far outweigh the negatives, said McCrimmon. ​ “Some will be challenges because a normal market that they’ve been able to count on for their goods will be upset,” said the MP. “The opportunities are far greater than the risks … but we’ll have to look after those who end up carrying that risk and what we can do to mitigate those risks.” And, of course, 2017 is a year to celebrate. “Canada was subdued for a little while. Now I’m thinking we’re ready for a celebration.”

the wheels of government turn, which she said was one of her biggest challenges. “The frustration with trying to get things done; it’s so complicated,” she said, adding decisions happen much faster in the military. “I’ve spent the last year finding out where the levers are, who the influencers are … you’ve got to make sure you know who you’re talking to. That’s how you get things done.” LOOKING AHEAD

McCrimmon created a rural caucus within the riding to work on bringing high-speed internet connections to the rural areas. The social infrastructure will continue to be a priority for her in 2017. “People in the riding will be surprised to hear that once you go 10 minutes north of Kanata and you’re in Dunrobin, you’re down to five megabits. That’s ridiculous,” she said. “We haven’t had any success

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Funding for the Kanata portion of the LRT, service hubs in West Carleton, and other announcements were highlights of 2016 for Kanata-Carleton, says Liberal MP Karen McCrimmon. Looking ahead, she plans to continue work to bring high-speed internet to rural areas.

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Hydro rates biggest challenge in 2016: MPP BY Jessica Cunha jessica.cunha@metroland.com

The high cost of hydro was the biggest issue in 2016, and 2017 isn’t looking much better, says Conservative MPP Jack MacLaren. “Unfortunately for far too many people, 2016 will be remembered as the year when our prices for hydro, gas, and everyday items went through the roof,” said the Carleton-

Mississippi Mills MPP. “Residents shouldn’t have to decide between buying food and paying their hydro bills. But unfortunately, this is what life is like for many Ontarians.” MacLaren, who lives in MacLaren’s Landing in West Carleton, held four town hall meetings in late November and early December across his riding where “hundreds of residents came out and expressed their frustration,” he said. The

cost of hydro has been the biggest challenge over the last 12 months. MacLaren, whose riding includes some on Hydro Ottawa and some on Hydro One, said electricity rates are causing financial hardships for his constituents. “I get more complaints and questions about this than I do about anything else,” said the MPP. “People feel that the government is piling on endless costs and increases, but without any justification.” He

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nity rallied behind them from the beginning of the season right to the end.” And looking ahead, he said he’s most looking forward to presenting a private member’s bill at Queen’s Park to add identification of veterans to provincial ID cards in March. “It will give Canadian veterans the option of listing their service on their Ontario ID cards,” said MacLaren, who announced the idea for the bill in November. The proposal calls for a small yellow bar with the word veteran below the photograph on Ontario identification cards, such as a driver’s licence, to indicate the bearer is a veteran. If passed, the added identification would be optional. Some of the benefits for including veteran identification could include public recognition of service, potential discounts, and emergency first responders could more easily triage veterans for service-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, said MacLaren. “We’ve heard from veterans groups and many, many constituents that this is a good idea,” he said.

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New year, new plan? A s another year begins, we are cautiously optimistic about our collective fortunes in 2017. As much as the signs might point to a rockier road ahead, we are opting to take a more positive approach even if it is contrary to the way things appear to be going, and all of the uncertainty that appears to be in abundance close to home and around the globe. Here’s hoping that the situation facing thousands of public servants who have been disrupted by the implementation of the Phoenix payroll system is finally resolved, and soon. We don’t doubt the claim by Public Services and Procurement Canada that it is “working tirelessly” to address the problem, but the fact that there are still so many federal workers who are not getting paid properly and who, in some extreme cases, have faced significant financial challenges through no fault of their own is nothing short of a disgrace.

The fact that public servants have to click on a link to receive an emergency salary advance for missing pay is pathetic. This is not just some software glitch resulting in a temporary setback for a few federal workers. This is a failure of major proportions that is causing undue hardship on some families and costing taxpayers countless millions as the feds scramble to deal with a backlog of claims (10,000 as of Dec. 14, according to a tally on canada.ca). It’s not exactly reassuring to Canadians when a senior levels of government entrusted to protect the rights of workers in the private sector ends up spending so much time compromising the well-being of many of its own public servants. Government employees working in good faith deserve fair treatment from their employer just like the rest of us, and all Canadians deserve to know how much the Phoenix payroll fiasco is costing and why it seems to be taking so long to resolve.

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his will be the year of being distracted. Potential distractions are everywhere and not just in our cars — although that’s where the worst of them are. There will be a new government in the United States in a couple of days. That will be distracting, we hope not in a bad way. The most distinctly Canadian distraction of 2017 will be the 150th anniversary of Canada. All levels of government are planning celebrations, thinking of ways to spend money, fly royalty in and get us all feeling good. If you detect a distinct lack of enthusiasm amongst the general population, you’re not alone. Those who remember Centennial Year, 1967, know what a genuine celebration feels like. This one doesn’t feel like that, so far. Other distractions continue, and

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town are growing. The corporations that have so much influence over how we live have been throwing distractions in front of us for years and there’s no reason to think that they will stop. Mostly it’s phones, but screens of all kinds are forced into our field of vision in all kinds of places. Just try going into a bar or family restaurant and not seeing a television screen. You might even see one in the washroom, at more advanced establishments. At least the screen in the restaurant won’t hurt you. Maybe you’ll accidentally put sugar into your Vice President & Regional Publisher Peter Bishop pbishop@metroland.com 613-283-3182

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tacos instead of your coffee while gazing absently at CNN across the room, but that’s about as bad as it will get. Whereas if you’re watching a screen while walking across the street rather worse things can happen. And as for watching a screen while you’re driving a car — well, there’s no shortage of information on that. Safety experts now say that there may be more distracted drivers than drunk drivers. And they note that when you’re distracted you’re about as useless behind the wheel as when you’re drunk. But we love our phones, sometimes even more than we enjoy watching the road. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that the manufacturers of an entire range of products are changing them so that they more resemble phones. The best example of this is your

car, especially if it is new. You are used to turning a knob to adjust the volume, pushing a button to turn the radio on or off, sliding a lever to change heating and fan settings. Now you have a screen. And on the screen is a menu. The menu leads to sub-menus. All of this is where the radio used to be. In other words, you look away from the road to deal with it. Talk about distraction— having to go through a series of sub-menus on the screen merely to turn the heat up. Your phone could be turned off and wouldn’t matter. Meanwhile, auto manufacturers are advertising cars with WiFi in them. Great. You can be getting email and baseball scores and asking Siri stuff, anything to take your mind off the boring business of watching the road. Of course we will deal with all

of this by having an educational campaign, rather than actually banning anything. Or perhaps we can persuade car makers to install, as part of one of the sub-menus, a video drivers can watch about the dangers of distracted driving.

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YEAR IN REVIEW It’s that time of year when we say New Year’s day that injured a man in goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017. Dunrobin. The following is a brief look at the In the worst collision, 29-year-old first half of 2016. Elizabeth Harris of Smiths Falls was killed when her Chrysler car was hit in JANUARY the Highway 15-Highway 7 intersecDogs poisoned, horse beaten in mul- tion in Carleton Place Dec. 30. Harris tiple Woodlawn attacks: owner was heading to work in Carleton Place Dogs poisoned, horse beaten in about 8.20 a.m. when her vehicle was multiple Woodlawn attacks: owner A struck by an International, semi-trailWoodlawn woman has taken to social er commercial truck. She was promedia to express her anger and ask for nounced dead at the scene. the public’s help to find the person or The driver of the truck, Gordon people involved in an assault on her Sarles, 64, of Richmond Hill has been horse and multiple attempts to poison charged with failing to stop for a red her dogs. light The Carleton Place. Janie Findlay-Penny, who lives on Needhams Side Road, said the attacks Senior assaulted in home invasion began over the Halloween weekend A man in his 60s has been brutally and haven’t let up. assaulted in a home invasion in a rural Her veterinarian determined her area at the western edges of West 25-year-old horse was beaten “with a Carleton. blunt object like a baseball bat,” and The victim was rushed to hospital two of her dogs are recovering after with serious injuries after the attack. ingesting meatballs laced with antiSeveral items were stolen includfreeze on two separate occasions in ing keepsakes of the victim’s deceased December. Poisoned meat, which was spouse. lab-tested, has been found four times The Ottawa Police Service Robon her property. bery Unit is investigating the attack Findlay-Penny is working with po- and asking for the public’s assistance lice and others to obtain proof of who in identifying the suspects responsible. is behind the attacks. They believe the victim was tarThe incidents have been reported to geted. the Ottawa Humane Society. Ottawa new 2017 billboards a sign Hive heist victims hope for safe re- of the times turn New welcome signs will greet moFamily-run Gees Bees Honey Com- torists entering gateways to City of pany of Dunrobin is hoping the public Ottawa for the next two years. One can help track down a pair of beehives of the signs will be located in West that were stolen from a Kanata field Carleton on Highway 417 at the Richthis holiday season. ardson Side Road underpass. Ottawa Matt Gee, who runs the business 2017 and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, with his wife, Marianne, and their in collaboration with lead partner son, went to check on the pair of hives CIBC, unveiled the signs Monday. located near Campeau and Huntmar “With just under a year to go, we’re drives behind Minto’s Arcadia devel- painting the town Ottawa 2017,” said opment on Dec. 26. Watson in a news release. “From the moment people enter City limits, we Driver killed, several cars go off want them to feel welcome and exroad as first big storm hits area cited for these once-in-a-lifetime celThe first big storm in the area ebrations.” played a factor in a number of collisions, including a fatal crash that FEBRUARY killed a young mother of three in CarHealth priorities for rural seniors, leton Place and a snowmobile incident caregivers in the spotlight

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Long-time GM of Carp Fair retiring at end of year Joyce Trafford, the longtime general manager of the Carp Fair, will be retiring at the end of this year. Arguably one of the most well-known people in West Carleton, Trafford said it’s with “mixed feelings” that she’s decided this year’s fair, her 27th as general manager of the Carp Agricultural Society, will be her last. “It’s just been quite a ride,” she said in a phone interview on Feb. 3. “It’s exciting every year. I think of every year, that fair is just as important to me as my very ­first fair.”

in Kinburn. Diana Carson, who sits on the board, said the new location is a blessing, especially for those with mobility issues. “I had never been in the other one because of the stairs,” she said. “I can use my walker here. It has handicap access.” ‘Tangible’ results promised for rural seniors: WOCRC During the kick-off event for an initiative focused on health care priorities for rural seniors and their caregivers, rural community developer at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre Julie McKercher promised there would be real results by the end of this year. “This overall project is going to have something tangible, not just a report,” she told those in attendance. “You will have something in your community by the end of this year.”

St. Michael’s Fitzroy students Skyla Wood and Owen Dalgleish try out the two-person skis at the school’s winter carnival last Friday. It was good practice for the Fitzroy Winter Carnival, which begins this evening (Thursday) and West Carleton Food Access Centre continues through Sunday in and celebrates new location around the Fitzroy Harbour ComThe West Carleton Food Access munity Centre. Centre celebrated the grand opening

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Member of Parliament Kanata-Carleton Happy New Years! Canada 150 I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Years and all the best of luck in the New Year. I hope everyone had an excellent holiday season, and had the opportunity to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. The sun has set on 2016 and the first light of 2017 has crested the horizon. In these early days of our New Year we should all take time to reflect on our accomplishments the year past, but also to look headlong to the New Year, set new goals for ourselves, ones which encourage the advancement of our own personal success along with that of our community. 2017 also marks the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Our forefathers and foremothers would take pride in the country that we have created out of their dreams, but we must also recognize that there is still much work to do. That’s why we should mark this grand anniversary not only as an opportunity to come together as a nation and celebrate all that we have built, but also reflect and determine a direction that our country should pursuit; one which ensures those celebrating later momentous anniversaries will have an even greater level of prosperity, and a level of equality that benefits every member of our broad Canadian family.

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Working for and Representing Kanata-Carleton It is such an honour and privilege to serve as your Member of Parliament and I look forward to meeting and working with you all. Please feel free to contact our office at 613-592-3469 or by email at Karen.McCrimmon@parl.gc.ca. Please follow me on Facebook at karenmccrimmon.ca.

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MARCH Carp Farmers’ Market drops Herbfest It appears Herbfest won’t be coming to the Carp Farmers’ Market after all. Market manager Ennio Marcantonio con­fi rmed the deal was off after it was announced the event may move to McNab-Braeside. “Unfortunately we weren’t able to make a deal with the Herb Garden,” Marcantonio said on March 4. “It just wasn’t going to work out for us. We didn’t think it was a good deal.” When asked for speci­fics about why the deal didn’t work, he didn’t answer.

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a number of gaps and barriers residents face when trying to access services in rural communities. High costs for transportation, a Meals on Wheels program that differs widely from what’s available in the city, and a lack a communication between partners and agencies were just some of the issues discussed. “There’s so many things that need to be fixed,” said Dr. Barry Bruce co-founder of the West Carleton Family Health Team and former chief-of staff of the Queensway-Carleton Hospital.

volunteer Pam Ross at the close of the first day. “We’re so pleased with it.” Included in the final tally was a donation from the “Shinny with the Big Boys” event held earlier this year, as well as funds raised through ticket sales for a quilt raffle.

first female commander of an air squadron. The criticism was raised by Cheryl Gallant, the MP for neighbouring RenfrewNipissing-Pembroke. City’s budget growing to deal with wild parsnip infestation The city is doubling its efforts to fight Wild Parsnip this summer, and plans to start educating the public on avoiding it as early as April this year. The weed’s sap reacts with the sun’s rays and can cause burnlike skin rashes and in some extreme cases – blindness. The city declared it a noxious plant in January 2015 and gave parks, building and group services a budget of $100,000 to deal with it. This year, the budget will be $198,000, the city’s agriculture and rural affairs committee heard on March 2.

MP yelled at in House of Commons for clothing choice The area riding’s member of Parliament was yelled at in the House of Commons for the top she wore on Feb. 19. KanataCarleton MP Karen McCrimmon did not wear red on a Friday, which she normally does, resulting in a verbal attack Inaugural book sale a success by a Conservative member. A campaign in support of milifor food access centre An inaugural book sale to tary families, started in the OtSeniors and caregiver issues benefit the West Carleton Food tawa region, sees many people discussed The first meeting to inves- Access Centre was a huge suc- across Canada wear a red shirt tigate what’s needed for West cess after raising more than every Friday. McCrimmon did Dunrobin’s Cameron Smedtwo tours of Afghanistan, is Carleton caregivers and se- $1,400 for the centre. “It’s been amazing,” said the first female navigator and ley takes 5th at Oceania Open niors to age in place outlined Dunrobin’s Cameron Smedley has been performing well on his Road to Rio, taking a number of top place finishes at recent early-season events in the C1 men’s canoe slalom. Smedley placed fifth in the Notice of Public Meeting Oceania Open finals at the SydBaseline/Woodroffe Stormwater Management Pond ney Olympics slalom course in Municipal Class Environmental Assessment and Functional Design Australia last month against 57 other athletes in the men’s C1 January 9, 2017 category. Only 1.68 seconds behind the leader, Smedley 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Presentation at 7 p.m. had the second fastest run but Ben Franklin Place a two-second penalty knocked 101 Centrepointe Drive him down to fifth place The City of Ottawa has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for a proposed storm water management pond at the northeast corner of Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue. A storm water management pond was initially recommended in the Pinecrest Creek/Westboro Storm water Management Retrofit Study (2011) and underwent further assessment in the Feasibility Study for a Surface Storm water Management Facility at Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue (2015). The proposed pond will provide water quality treatment and flow control for runoff from some 435 hectares that currently drain uncontrolled to Pinecrest Creek. The study process is following the requirements of a Schedule B project under the Municipal Class and will identify a preferred alternative and functional design for the proposed pond. At the meeting, a presentation will be provided covering the background to the project, existing conditions on the site, pond alternatives, and the preliminary preferred alternative. City staff and the study team will be on hand to answer questions and receive comments. More information about the project can be viewed at: Ottawa.ca/baselinewoodroffepond If you wish to have your name added to the mailing list or, have further questions, please contact:

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Corkery rallies to raise funds for paralyzed neighbour The Corkery community is rallying around one of its own. Don Gainforth, who lives on Spruce Ridge, was paralyzed from the shoulders down last December when the ladder he was working from to clean his eavestroughs collapsed beneath him. Doctors predicted Gainforth would not regain mobility and remain a quadriplegic. Self-employed in the construction industry, Gainforth no longer has an income and “expenses are massive,” according to a Go Fund Me page set up for the family. “Even upon receiving this extremely heavy news, Don’s immediate response was ‘Well, now I have to prove them wrong.’ Don continues to be strong, faithfilled, and positive through the entirety of this new journey,” according to a post on the funding page. See REVIEW page 11

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APRIL Food access centre seeks donations for shelves The West Carleton Food Access Centre wrote a plea on Facebook on April 1 for donations of some much needed items. Its shelves are lacking school snacks, canned meats and pasta, reported volunteer Sharon Roper. Demand from families requesting assistance has been rising steadily. The food access centre is helping an average of 55 families a month, up from 50 families last year. It supplied 453 families with food and other essential items in 2015, an increase from about 400 the previous year. Man dies from injuries in Carp car crash A GoFundMe page has been created for the young daughter of a man killed in a single vehicle collision in Carp. Tristan Nelson-Barrett died in hospital on March 27 after suffering serious injuries in the crash near the intersection of Beavertail and Richardson Side roads on March 23. He leaves behind a fouryearold daughter. The 47-year-old father was two months away from graduating as a nursing student at Algonquin College, according to the online fundraising page McCrimmon asks for electoral reform input Kanata-Carleton MP Karen McCrimmon is preparing to poll her constituents on electoral reform. But rather than asking what electoral model they prefer, she is asking “what principles you believe would be critical to (a new election model’s) design.” That’s the idea outlined in a newsletter McCrimmon’s of- c­e is in the process of sending. R Fire­ghters lend labour to make Corkery family’s home wheelchair accessible Fire­ ghters from Station 84 in Corkery are pitching in to help the Gainforth family with renovations to make their home wheelchair accessible. The local station will donate all proceeds raised from its 13th annual pancake breakfast, to be held June 4, to help the Gainforths with their expenses. Fire­ ghters will also lend a hand with the manual labour required to add a ramp at the front of the Gainforth’s Spruce Ridge house.

Dunrobin diminishes The constant drone of aircraft above Dunrobin seems to have lessened after a meeting with a Transport Canada official, says an area couple. Maria and Tom Rey contacted the Review last fall after growing frustrated with a lack of response from the federal government. Air traffic above the Reys’ home had escalated from about v­ e planes a day to upwards of 50 aircraft a day in a two-year period. After the article appeared, the Reys created an advocacy group with neighbours and other area residents concerned with the increase in noise. They were able to set up a meeting with Nick Taylor, technical team lead of light operations with Transport Canada and a former pilot, and got together in January. “That’s where we actually got some really, really good results,” said Maria. “There’s an extreme decrease in the amount of planes we hear.” Rural residents push back against proposed stormwater fees Rural residents are not onboard with the City of Ottawa’s proposed options to include a new stormwater fee on their

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tax bills. The city is proposing a new structure for distributing the costs of stormwater management among residents. Currently, the fee is included on the water bills of those served by the city’s water and wastewater system. By nature, this structure excludes rural residents on private well and septic systems who do not receive a water bill – leaving urban residents to foot the bill on their own. MacLaren to undergo sensitivity training Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren has been ordered to undergo sensitivity training after making a crude joke about the local MP at a Carp event and posting fake testimonials on his website. PC Leader Patrick Brown said in a statement that he had directed MacLaren to stay away from Queen’s Park “in light of recent inappropriate conduct.” “MPP MacLaren will be taking time away from Queen’s Park in order to focus on his constituency work and partake in sensitivity training,” said Brown on April 18. Student asks PM’s wife to visit

his Fitzroy school St. Michael’s student Viktor Arnkvarn took advantage of being at the annual Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Healthy Kids Awards March 23 to delivers a special invitation to Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He asked her to visit the Fitzroy Harbour school. Kinburn church celebrating 135 years seeks photos, stories from past St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is looking for photos and stories from residents to add to its history book. The ­rst book of historical photos and reminiscences was published in 1981 to celebrate the church’s centennial. As St. Andrew’s gears up to celebrate 135 years in the community, the congregation is looking to add to that history with a booklet covering from 1981-2016, said Bruce Buie. “We’re going to take the last 35 years and put some photos in and some stories, some of the factual information,” said Buie. “We’ve have four ministers in that time and some renovations.” See REVIEW page 13

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MAY Trustees approve West Carleton school addition The $7.8 million addition to West Carleton Secondary School is moving ahead after trustees approved the budget on April 26. The expansion will feature 12 classrooms, a new gym, a drama and art room, as well as spaces for design technology classes and music. “This is good news, no question about that. We certainly need the space,” said area trustee Lynn Scott. “It’s really good that we’re going to see an end to some of this overcrowding because it’s gone on for a quite awhile.” Workshop ­finds solutions for rural seniors to age in place The geography of West Carleton is beautiful, without doubt, but it also posses challenges for elderly residents trying to maintain their independence. Of all the barriers preventing rural seniors in Ottawa from living longer in their homes, it is affordable and accessible transportation that has proved the most recognizable. A group studying seniors’ independence in West Carleton has spent many months talking to residents and their supporters.

The research culminated Saturday at a well-attended workshop at the West Carleton Community Complex. Michelle Murray, with Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, said governments at all levels want seniors to “age in place”. It saves tax dollars and resources at hospitals and longterm care facilities Carp’s Pizza Workz donating to Fort McMurray relief Every one was quick to do something to help Fort McMurray residents. For every pizza sold at Pizza Workz in Carp, $1 was donated to the Canadian Red Cross to help those affected by the devastating forest ­res in Fort McMurray. Daniel Vopni, coowner of the pizzeria with his father Ed, spent a year living and working in Fort McMurray. “I actually spent a year in Fort Mac right before I came back to buy this place,” said Vopni, “I still have friends and family in that area. “ Hundreds wish Juanita Snelgrove a happy 100th birthday Hundreds of people came out to wish a very happy 100th birthday to Juanita Snelgrove, a descendant of the historic Pinhey family and a longtime community volunteer in West

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wo Mile Herman arrived mid-morning on horseback with his snow shovel strapped to his back. The once-a-year game of shinny was to be played out on the Bonnechere River that ran through our farm, and brought together just about every young lad from the community. Christmas was over, and there were still a few days left before we all headed back to the Northcote School. Girls were not allowed on the ice, but we sat on the bank of the river on logs, in front of a raging fire to keep warm, and watch what usually turned into a real free-for-all. The Thoms, Briscoes and Kallies boys and my three brothers were already down at the river shoveling off the snow to make a clear ice surface, all waiting for Two Mile

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories Herman. He had left his horse in the barnyard, and as usual, arrived when the work of clearing the ice was over. But he was just about the most important one of the entire gang of boys, because he brought the trophy, which would be given to the winning team captain, who in turn would keep it at his home until the game the next year. Now, this trophy was nothing to write home about. It had nothing at all to do with hockey, and, in fact, was a battered old cup about eight inches tall, and imprinted on

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my sister Audrey, who could skate as well as any one of the boys, said for some reason all the best skaters always ended up on the same team. Briscoe’s General Store donated the puck several years before. They replaced the frozen horse buns that had to be hauled down to the river in a pail, because after a few shots, there was nothing left to the one in use. The game started off well enough, everyone behaving in a civil manner. I had no idea what was going on, because I didn’t know anything about the rules of hockey. But, I could tell, Two Mile Herman was brewing for a fight. There were no nets, just two hunks of ice at each end of the cleared off river, and whoever got the puck between the chunks got a goal. Cecil was the first to slam the puck into the space, and

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The response from the community following a Dunrobin fire that displaced a family of four and destroyed all their belongings has been nothing short of a Christmas miracle. The Joshi family, Lakshmi, her husband Vineet and their twin nine-year-old boys, escaped their home before a Dec. 16 fire burned it to the ground. “It was just a pile on the ground,” said Rasna Arora, a close family friend of the Joshis. Arora organized a GoFundMe page to raise funds to help the family get back on their feet and celebrate the holidays. With a goal of $5,000, more than $4,000 had been raised by Dec. 23. “People have just been so generous, even at this time when everybody’s tight, it’s just overwhelming,” said Arora, who is acting as the family’s spokesperson. The family prefers not to publicly talk about their experience at the moment. “It’s too overwhelming right now,” Arora said. “They are still in shock obvi-

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Vineet and Lakshmi Joshi, along with their twin nineyear-old sons, lost their home on Hedley Way in Dunrobin just over a week before Christmas. The response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive. for hours. By 3:30 p.m. the house was gone, said Arora. The fact that the fire happened in the early morning hours when people are often deeply asleep, “It’s really a Christmas miracle that they got out alive,” said Arora. “In the end this is what matters – things are just things. We are just so happy they got out alive.”

Generosity has come pouring forth. People have donated cash and clothes, backpacks and other necessities to help the Joshis. The Huntmar police station hosted a clothing drive, the children’s classmates each brought in a gift for the boys and their Kanata school raised funds, and even complete strangers have reached out to help. “In that way, this Christmas has just been probably the most amazing because you get to see what people are doing for people in need. So many don’t even know us or them and they’re just being so wonderful,” said Arora. “Someone drove all the way from Kingston and dropped off a bag of clothes in an almost new suitcase, which is helpful because they’re living out of a bag right now.” The Joshis have been staying with friends, moving between their houses over the holidays. “I think that’s helping a lot; talking about it and knowing that we’re all here and we’re in this together. They are not alone at all,” said Arora. The group is tight-knit, she

said, as many don’t have family in the area. They all spend Christmases together, vacation together, and have sleepovers and cottage trips. “They’ve been there when we adopted our son. They were there for our other friend whose son is going through cancer treatments. We’ve gone through a lot together,” said Arora. “Friends are the family you choose and we’re together through thick and thin. Right now it’s thin ice but we’re together. They’re going to get through it, I know it.”

Arora has been writing personal notes to everyone who has reached out to help the family, and is approaching local businesses for donations of gift cards for things such as groceries. “Asking for things is very awkward,” said Arora, adding, “You never know – what you throw out into the world and what comes back, you never know.” The GoFundMe fundraiser will continue in the new year. To donate to the family, visit gofundme.com/joshi-familyfire-relief-fund or email Arora at channiRarora@gmail.com.

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ge is a funny thing. As a nineteen-year-old bride I often felt ridiculously young in comparison to my first husband and his friends. I remember one woman saying to me, “you aren’t very smart, are you?” I thought about it and realized she was referring to my lack of street smarts. My youthful naivete and lack of experience left me ill-equipped to handle certain situations – but I was educated, well-travelled and well-read, so I could beat the pants off people ten years my senior in a trivia contest. And I took to using five-dollar words that they couldn’t understand. I didn’t have many friends in that group. Fast forward fifteen years and I was single at thirtyfour, dating someone ten years my junior. Being with my young suitor took

DIANA FISHER The Accidental Farmwife a great deal of energy. I found I occasionally had to explain away his behavior as one would with an untrained pup. He needed to be entertained, and supervised. At times he used vocabulary I did not understand. The tide had shifted. Never did I feel as old as when I was with him. In 2006 I fell in love with my equal, the Farmer. He is older than me, but we feel the same age most of the time. And now, with another decade past, 50 is clear on the horizon and 45 is fading away in the rearview mirror. I’ve had silver

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highlights in my hair – I like to call it “Arctic Blonde” – since my early 30s. If I were single, I would probably try growing it out. But the Farmer is not ready to have a grey-haired wife. So I dye it back to my natural dark brown, every two months. Wrinkles have set in around my eyes and mouth and my forehead looks like a grid, despite daily moisturizing since my teens. They don’t really bother me – I find wrinkles give a face character. It’s the under-eye saddle bags that bug me. I’m not sure where this luggage came from and where

it is taking me. I’ve used treatments for sagging skin, sunken eyes, dark circles and puffy lids. Nothing works. I’ve tried natural remedies, getting more sleep, eating less salt, drinking more water and cutting out wheat. The bags remain. I tried wearing more makeup, or none at all. My father’s words rang in my ears: “easy on the warpaint. I wish women would just grow old gracefully.” I caught a glimpse of myself on camera and was shocked at how unhealthy those bags under my eyes make me look. A smile takes them away immediately, but the resting face reveals all. And besides, you can’t go around smiling all day. You’ll look like an idiot. I know – I’ve tried. I may have been harping and obsessing a bit too much about my eye bags on social media, because

the advertising trolls picked up on it. Soon ads for face creams, wrinkle reducers and complexion enhancers were popping up all over my news feed. One day, during a weak moment of poor judgment, I clicked on one of them. The ads for Face Replens Eye Cream by Image Revive promised to lift, smooth and lighten the skin under my eyes. I clicked through to the website, and read the inspiring testimonials. Something in the back of my head whispered “there’s got to be a catch” but when I saw “click here for free sample!” I went ahead. The catch is you have to enter your credit card information to cover shipping and handling. That makes it easy for the company to open an account in your name and send you product on a monthly basis, whether you want it or not. I received

my free sample in early November. By Christmas, over $600 dollars had been charged to my credit card by two different skin care companies claiming to have an account in my name. When I complained that I had not agreed to repeat orders after the free sample they agreed to cancel my account. After another half hour of complaining, they agreed to refund me half of the money they had charged my credit card. Ok, I learned my lesson. I’m going to eat healthy, sleep well, exercise and smile more. I will use coconut oil for wrinkles around my eyes and cucumber slices for puffiness. I’m going to attempt to grow old gracefully, instead of kicking and screaming all the way. ​dianafisher1@gmail.com theaccidentalfarmwife. blogspot.com


Mayor reflects on 2016, looks to 2017 celebrations BY JENNIFER MCINTOSH

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A lot of what Mayor Jim Watson has to be thankful for in 2016 includes transit, be it funding from other levels of government or finally getting moving on a file that was stalled for years before he took office. “It’s great that we have been able to test trains in the east end,” Watson said, adding that if the north-south light rail line hadn’t been cancelled under a former council, the project would be closer to completion. The city has moved on some key files under this term of council, Watson said, pointing to the revitalization of Lansdowne, light rail and the Arts Court expansion. “People were tired of the foot dragging and talking about these files,” Watson said, adding Lansdowne is a great example of good urban design – where people can live, work and play. Watson said there’s a real community feeling on the site and the Grey Cup victory of the RedBlacks this year has been real vindication for the trials and stress leading up to the revitalization. BUDGET

This year council accepted the city’s budget unanimously

and were able to maintain a two per cent tax increase for the seventh year in a row. Watson said he’s particularly proud of the low-income or EquiPass, which will be offered to families with incomes under the low-income cut off as defined by Statistics Canada for less expensive access to transit. The city has estimated the pass will cost $2.7 million to implement, but there is a contingency fund in case it’s oversubscribed. Watson said he’s also pleased to be able to offer a $610,000 MAYOR JIM WATSON fund for social service agencies help to deal with growing deWatson said with the Junos mand among their clients. and Agri 150 rural celebration, there will be a chance to show off Ottawa’s gems from the ARTS Shenkman Arts Centre in OrléWhile there are some that ans to Manotick. Promotion and events for claim the arts funding in the budget still falls short of the Canada’s 150th have reached a amount pledged in the 2012 cost of $40 million, with the city Arts Action Plan, Watson said chipping in a little more than $5 the arts community is pleased million. Watson said it’s chump with the commitment from the change compared to the projected $330 million in economic city. The Ottawa 2017 Bureau has benefits. Watson added the festwo $250,000 funds; one for arts tivities will likely create 3,000 and culture, and one for festi- jobs. Watson said Ottawa 2017 exvals. There’s also an additional $150,000 fund for arts and a ecutive director Guy Laflamme commitment for funds to lo- has worked hard to keep costs cal community organizations down. Minto funds the Ottawa to host their own festivities in 2017 Bureau office at Fifth Avenue Court. A bakery will be Canada’s 150th year.

providing the baguettes for the interprovincial bridge picnic and Roots has donated T-Shirts for the volunteers. OTTAWA RIVER ACTION PLAN

Work has begun on the caverns under downtown that will eventually form two interconnected tunnels to run east-west from LeBreton Flats to Stanley Park in New Edinburgh. Watson said there will be “short-term pain for long-term gain” in some neighbourhoods as crews finish work on the $231-million project. It’s actually 17 projects in one that will lead to a cleaner waterway, he

said. The project is set for a 2019 completion date and will reduce sewage overflow into the Ottawa River. “It’s something that should have been done 20 years ago,” Watson said, adding visitors and residents alike will be happy once the city’s beaches are no longer closed due to bacteria levels. Watson was awarded a ceremonial paddle from the Ottawa Riverkeeper for his work on the file. He said he accepted on behalf of the group of people who worked to clean up the city’s iconic river.

The first is a combined provincial and federal plan to deal with the issue of social housing. While the city has made significant investments as part of the plan to end homelessness, the feds need to come up with a sustainable plan. “It’s a job creator as well as providing a public good, in the form of housing,” he said. While there’s surely lots on his Christmas list, Watson said he didn’t want to seem greedy, and asked only that the commitment to fund the second stage of the city’s LRT comes sooner rather than later. “It makes a FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES big difference when there’s colWatson said he only has two laboration among all levels of things on his wish list for 2017. government,” he said.

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Mediterranean onion soup tweaks classic recipe This lightened up twist on classic “French Onion Soup” gets its deep, rich flavour from slowly cooking the onions while reducing the amount of fat typically used. Skip the bread and top with crumbled feta cheese and finely chopped parsley. Serve with a green salad, grilled pita bread and hummus. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4 to 6 (Makes 8 cups/2 L) Ingredients

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Hungerford Gate Apartments Kanata 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy; include fridge, stove, storage, parking, and ceramic flooring; security cameras, rental agent and maintenance person on site; laundry room; located near parks, buses, shopping, schools, churches, etc. To view, call 613-878-1771. www.brigil.com

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO DISSOLVE TAKE NOTICE that the members of the Fitzroy Beef Farmers Co-operative Inc. (Ontario Corporation No.1613459) passed a members resolution on February 4, 2016 requiring said corporation to indicate it’s intention to dissolve under the provisions of section 163(a) of the Co-operative Corporations Act. Dated December 19, 2016 Willie O’Rourke President Fitzroy Beef Farmers Inc.

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Gone Home ahead of us, in hospital Carleton Place on Monday, December 19, 2016, at the age of 72 years. Till we meet again, always loved by wife Barb (nee Scott) of 53 years. Loved father of the late Steven George, David Mark and Tonia Marie. Dear grandfather of Quinn Anthony Lee Saunders-Quartermain. Loved brother of Heather and the late Cecil. Dear brother-inlaw of Bruce (June), Breen and Edison (Pam). Remembered by his nephews. Loved son of the late George and Jessie Saunders. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service in the Chapel of the Alan R Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave. Carleton Place on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 12 noon, with a reception to follow. Spring inurnment at St. James Anglican Cemetery. www.barkerfh.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Earn money easily. Looking for “Women” all ages to sell clothing for a reputable clothing brand through home base business. Contact Heather: heathersmith2025@gmail. com

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Suddenly at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Thursday December 22, 2016 at the age of 53. Predeceased by his wife Gill. Loving father of Jenni, Amy and Darren. Cherished son of Dorothy. Predeceased by his father Ron. Dear brother of Jamie (Louisa). Friends supported the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Wednesday December 28, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service was Thursday in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fallowfield. A reception took place in the upper hall of the Carleton Place Arena at 3:00 p.m. Musicians were invited to bring their instruments. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ron McMunn Heart Jam would be appreciated by the family. Jeff will be missed by his family, friends and many fans. www.barkerfh.com

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Household Furnishings, Collectibles For Elizabeth Smith and Others to be held at Hands Auction Facility 5501 County Rd 15, R R #2, Brockville, ON Saturday, January 14 @ 9 a.m. Victorian, mid century, modern furniture, art, jewellery, etc. As well a selection of new donated items starting with lot # 289 including Via Rail tickets will be sold to support Sarah Jones Me to WE Mission to Kenya. Please visit www.handsauction.com click Online Bidding Button to view full descriptive catalogue and photographs. Online advance bidding opens Friday, January 6 @ 9 a.m. and closes Saturday, January 14 @ 7:30 a.m. The choice is now yours, bid online or as always we are delighted to see you at the live auction. Visa, MasterCard, Interac and Cash accepted

CERTIFIED INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN Qualifications: · Must be a certified Industrial Electrician (442A) and a certified Instrumentation Technician (447A) · Minimum of 5 years of industrial experience preferred. · Working knowledge of electronic test equipment. · Working knowledge of Distributive Control Systems (DCS) · Working knowledge of PLC and motor control troubleshooting · Basic knowledge of computer systems for interfacing with electrical and instrument equipment plus computerized maintenance management system. · Familiarity with Ontario Electrical Safety Code · Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings, PID’s, loop sheets, vendor instructions and work specifications. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including: Major Medical, Dental and Short Term Disability. We thank all applicants, but only those invited to an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please Please forward resume to: Magellan Aerospace, Haley Human Resources 634 Magnesium Road Haley, Ontario Canada K0J 1Y0 Fax: (613-432-0743) Email: jobs.haley@magellan.aero

Applicants are requested to submit their current cover letter and resume to: GRCHR@cosma.com. Please reference the title of the position that you are applying for. Please note that all resumes will be reviewed, however we cannot personally respond to each applicant. Unfortunately, only those candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your application.

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Skills and Competencies • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction • Able to work well with others; build and maintain positive employee relations • Able to work flexible hours to be available to three (3) shifts • Able to use computer and software as required • Able to operate tow motor • Self motivated, “can do” attitude

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For over 60 years Magellan Aerospace, Haley has been producing magnesium and aluminum castings for the aerospace industry. Located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley west of Renfrew we have an immediate opening for a:

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Grenville Castings, specializes in low pressure structural die-casting that designs and builds medium to large aluminum die-cast automotive components. Grenville is proudly committed to manufacture products of the highest quality, reliability and durability for the global automotive market. Through a skilled and dedicated team utilizing World Class Manufacturing methods, Grenville is focused on total customer satisfaction, protection of the environment, employee wellbeing, and the profitability of our company.

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Church Services The Anglican Parish of March St John’s South March 325 Sandhill Road, Kanata Sunday Service 9:00 am & 10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am

Sunday ServiceS 9:00am ~ Christ Church 10:30am ~ St James The Apostle

St Mary’s North March 2574 6th Line Road, Dunrobin Services and Sunday School 9:00 am

Come when you can and Come as you are. St. John’s Sixth Line 1470 Donald B Munro Dr

Christ Church Huntley 3008 Carp Rd

St James The Apostle Carp 3774 Carp Rd

613-592-4747

www.huntleyparish.com • 613-839-3195

St Paul’s Dunrobin 1118 Thomas Dolan Parkway Sunday Service 11:00 am

www.parishofmarch.ca

Grace Baptist

PASTOR STEVE STEWART

1600 Stittsville Main Street

Church of Ottawa

2470 Huntley Road

Sunday Worship Service 10:30am. Sunday School 9:15am. Adult Bible Class 9:15am. Rev. Wayne Geick, Pastor Office 613-592-1546 • www.christrisen.com

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC PARISH A Welcoming Community 1489 Shea Road, (corner of Abbott) Stittsville, Ontario K2S 0G8

SUNDAY MASS TIMES Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am Monsignor Joseph Muldoon, Pastor Parish office - 613-836-8881 Fax - 613-836-8806

St. Paul's Anglican Church 8:00 am - Said 9:15 am - Choral Music, Sunday School & Nursery 11:00 am - Praise Music, Sunday School & Nursery 20 YOUNG ROAD KANATA • 613-836-1001 www.stpaulshk.org

Office: 613-836-2606 Web: www.cbcstittsville.com

Sunday Worship 10:30 am

Email us at: cbcinfo@cbcstittsville.com

GLEN CAIRN UNITED CHURCH 140 Abbeyhill Dr., Kanata Rev. Brian Copeland

Sunday and weekday Bible studies see our website for times and locations

10:00 am: Service of Worship and Sunday School Pastoral Care & Healing Service: 11:30am - last Sunday of each month

www.GBCottawa.com

613-836-4756 www.gcuc.ca

Stittsville United Church

KANATA BAPTIST CHURCH

6255 Fernbank Road

9am Children’s Program Available Pastors: Bob Davies, Stephen Budd & Doug Ward

465 Hazeldean Rd. • 613-836-3145

Sunday Services 9 & 11:15am

(corner of Main St. & Fernbank)

kbc@kbc.ca

10:00 a.m. – Worship Service

Reverend Mark Redner 3794 Diamondview Road, Kinburn Friday Healing Service 7:00 p.m. SundayWorship Service 10:00 a.m. 613-288-8120 www.cometotheoasis.ca

Youth Group Mondays at 7:oopm

Rev. Grant Dillenbeck Church: 613-836-4962

Welcome to our church St. Paul’s United Church, Carp Service 10:30 a.m. 613-839-2155 www.stpauls-dunrobin.ca stpaulsunitedcarp@sympatico.ca

3760 Carp Road Carp, ON

www.kbc.ca

THE OASIS

Nursery & Sunday School Available

email: suchurch@primus.ca Visit our web site: www.suchurch.com

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Sunday Eucharist

Preaching the Doctrines of Grace

Sunday Services at 9:15 and 10:45 AM.

Nursery and Children’s programs running concurrently. Youth Groups: Transit (Gr 6-8), Tuesdays at 6:30 PM Thirst (Gr 9-12), Wednesdays at 7 PM

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saturDaY services sabbath schooL for aLL ages 9:15aM WorshiP service 11:00 aM

SERVING KANATA AND STITTSVILLE

Seventh-Day Pastor: Maros Paseggi Adventist 85 Leacock Drive, kanata (the christ risen Lutheran church) Church 613-818-9717

Growing, Serving, Celebrating Sunday Sunday Sunday Worship Service 10:00 am Pastor Shaun Seaman

Minister of Youth and Discipleship: Nick Trytsman Pastor Shaun Seaman

info.trinity.kanata@gmail.com

Please join us at 110 McCurdy Drive, 836-1429, www.trinitykanata.ca 1817 Richardson Side Road. 613-836-1429 www.trinitykanata.ca

For all your Church Advertising needs Call Sharon 613-221-6228

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Councillor El-Chantir Eli El-Chantiry

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Ward 5 West Carleton-March Hydro One to complete brush removal work Hydro One Forestry will be performing transmission line clearing and brush removal work through West Carleton-March beginning January 2017 and continuing through the year in stages. The work will consist of tree trimming, removal of dead, leaning or dangerous trees as well as those encroaching upon the line. Non-compatible brush beneath the line will be sprayed standing or cut and the stumps sprayed with Garlon RTU (PCP Registration # 29334) which is a federally and provincially approved herbicide. Questions or concerns should be directed to Hydro One directly. Rebuild of City’s website In late December, the City launched a rebuild of ottawa.ca, the purpose of which is to improve the user experience and ensure accessibility compliance. The new design is based on industry best practices and includes a new search tool which allows users to filter information according to various categories rather than browsing from page to page. New OC Transpo fares New and simplified OC Transpo fares went into effect on January 1, 2017. The fare changes may affect Ward 5 residents using this service as follows: • All routes will require regular fare only. • Express fares will no longer be charged and a unified monthly pass will replace the separate regular and express passes. • Cash fare is reduced and single-ride fares are adjusted so that cash and e-purse prices are more closely aligned. • A new youth pass for those aged six to 19 will replace the student monthly pass. • No top ups will be required on Para Transpo, including for community pass holders who are Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients. • A new access pass will be available to Para Transpo registrants who are not ODSP recipients. The access pass will be the same price as the community pass and provides unlimited travel on conventional service and a one-third discount from the single-ride fare for trips on Para Transpo. If you are a Presto user and normally purchase (or auto-renew) an express pass for January, you must switch to a regular pass online at prestocard.ca, or in person at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre. If you use auto-renew your contract will be cancelled and you must create a new one with a regular pass. For detailed information call OC Transpo at 613-741-4390. 30 West Carleton Review - Thursday, January 5, 2017

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JUNE Legion community garden launches The community outreach program at the West Carleton Legion continues to grow with the official opening of its free community garden, which took place Saturday, May 28. The launch, which was originally scheduled for earlier in the spring, was delayed after $300 to $500 worth of materials was stolen from the legion over the winter, said John Woodbeck, community outreach committee chair with Sean

McCarthy. Masons help honour those who served with cornerstone ceremony It was a historic moment in Carp on a sunny Saturday, May 28. The Carleton Masonic Lodge No. 465 was honoured to lay the cornerstone for the new West Carleton War Memorial. W.Bro. Blake Farmer, secretary at the lodge, thanked the Carp Business Improvement Association, the War Memorial Committee and many others for the opportunity to perform the ancient ceremony that goes back to the middle ages

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when Masons were build- munity has been dealing ing cathedrals in Europe. with a youth suicide crisis. A state of emergency Students raise $75,000 was declared in April after 11 suicide attempts for fight against cancer West Carleton Second- in the month by April 13 ary School students raised and 28 recorded attempts more than $75,000 for this in March, reported the year’s Relay for Life event. Canadian Press. Forty-one teams of 10 students took to the St James Anglican in school’s track for the 12- Carp to offer scattering hour relay on May 27-28. garden St. James Anglican “The importance of what you’re doing tonight Church in Carp will is huge,” said Stephen be the first location in Eisenhauer, music teacher Eastern Ontario to ofat Kanata’s Jack Donohue fer a scattering garden Public School and one of on consecrated ground the many cancer survivors for cremated ashes. The honoured during the relay. scattering of cremated remains has been gaining in Fitzroy students collect popularity as an afforddonations for Attawapiskat able alternative to a costStudents at St. Michael ly burial and as a more School Fitzroy have col- environmentally friendly lected donations of cloth- option to a casket burial, ing, warm outerwear and said Charlene Johnston, art supplies for Attawapis- secretary and treasurer of the cemetery. kat youth. After attending a conference last month that Carp parish to share focused on ending child wisdom across the ages poverty in Canada, they A new project in Carp researched the issue and aims to bring seniors, discovered that many liv- families and young peoing on the northern On- ple together by sharing tario reserve live in pov- what they know. erty. “It’s a really young The Anglican Parish population,” said Grade 6 of Huntley has launched community-building student Avro Gallant. “We a researched and we found project called Sharing many news articles about Wisdom Across the Ages how much Attawapiskat and will host a number of needs our help.” The com- free events over the next

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10 months thanks to funding from the federal government. “The funding enables the community of Carp to create opportunities for people of all generations to develop relationships,” said Rev. Monique Stone. West Carleton youth credited with saving man’s life The quick thinking of three West Carleton youth saved an 85-year-old man’s life on June 3. Avery Crouchman, 12, Ethan Larocque, 10, and Owen Peever, 11, were honoured with fire coins and certificates of merit at Station 62 on Monday, June 6. The three boys had been hunting frogs in Fitzroy Harbour near a creek on June 3 when they saw an older man sitting on the ground. “We saw him, we said ‘hi’, but he didn’t respond,” said Ethan. As the boys got closer, “He mouthed the word ‘Help,’” said Owen. The gentleman, who suffers from dementia, was wedged among large boulders.

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Tough Counting on Boxing Day Bird Census BY MICHAEL RUNTZ While most of you were snuggled in warm beds sleeping off the effects of an ample Christmas Dinner, 32 brave souls were out facing cold winds, ice pellets, rain, and freezing rain. The reason? They were participating in the Pakenham-Arnprior Christmas Bird Count. And many were out early. At 5:30 a.m. Ryan Zimmerling and I searched for owls between Arnprior and Galetta but only the howls of wind answered our calls. By 7 a.m. we were on our “big walk,” a five-kilometre walk through the beautiful pinewoods and mixed forests of the Nopiming Game Preserve near Marshall Bay. Apart from the wind, the woods were very quiet, an observation noted by other participants. But we had one exciting moment when a young Northern Goshawk squeaked in (“squeaking” is done by loudly kissing the back of one’s fingers; the sound resembles an injured animal’s squeal, which is a lure for predatory animals). It’s been more than 20 years since I saw one of these striking hawks in my area of the Count. Save for one noisy Pileated, absent were woodpeckers; finches, apart from a few American

Goldfinches, were too. In most years, Ryan and I end our walk with at least 17 species on our list. This year we had a mere 13. A lack of conifer seed was one reason, but the wind didn’t help, for many birds are tallied only by ear. Birdfeeders in Galetta soon had our list doubling; Northern Cardinals, Mourning Doves, and Dark-eyed Juncos were among the species added. While looking at the Mississippi River, which held five Common Goldeneyes, we heard a barely audible “chuck” arising from a tangle of shrubs. It was the call of a Hermit Thrush, a species never before recorded on the Count! We “pished”

(loudly repeating “pshhh”, a call that attracts small birds), and were delighted when a Hermit Thrush flew into view! The small, brown thrush slowly raised and lowered its reddish tail, a telltale trait.As we left Galetta, Ryan spotted a lone waxwing in a fruit tree. It was a Bohemian Waxwing, a northwestern species that only comes here in late fall and winter, but usually in sizeable flocks. The large crop of tree fruit this winter is the reason Bohemian and Cedar waxwings, and American Robins are present this winter. Later we searched the Arnprior airport and were delighted to see the Snowy Owl spotted earlier by sharp-eyed Owen Ridgen. Near day’s end we returned to Galetta where an explosion of House Sparrows and juncos from a backyard was soon explained by the presence of a Northern Shrike.Foul weather prevented most participants from attending the traditional potluck meal and compilation at the end of the count. But from the preliminary results, it appears that 51 species were tallied, with two new species added: Hermit Thrush and Eastern Bluebird (found by Ray Holland at Pakenham). Bruce and Ben Di Labio spotted a Greenwinged Teal, only the second record

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Hermit Thrush: “This Hermit Thrush in Galetta was a new species for the Pakenham-Arnprior Christmas Bird Count, and the 127th species recorded since the Counts began in 1913.” for the count.Mail couriers might be tough but even tougher are the 32 participants who braved not only snow and rain and the gloom of night

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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, relaxation seems like the perfect idea, but some restlessness might get in the way of these plans. Low-impact activities may be the way to go. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, if you find it difficult to ask for what you desire, garner the courage and make a stand. Trust your instincts that you deserve what you are seeking. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you are in your element this week and you will be soaring on good vibes for several days. There’s no pressure to get things done, so keep on sailing. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, find your footing this week, which figures to be busy and hectic. Prepare a schedule so you can complete all the tasks at hand on time. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, optimism is good, but you may need to be a realist this week as well. Do not compromise common sense for the sake of seeing the bright side of everything. Here’s How It Works: VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the Virgo, concentration comes naturally to you, but don’t focus so much that numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each you begin to miss what’s going on around you. Seek a friend who can row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric keep you smiling.

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LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you are eager to listen and learn but you also want to share your own experiences. This week you will need to find a balance between being the student and the teacher. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, avoid jumping to conclusions and encourage others to do the same. Allow things to play out before forming any concrete opinions or developing a course of action. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Make your decisions now before you add any more information to the mix, Sagittarius. Your judgement could be clouded by unnecessary data coming your way. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you are at a turning point in your life and now may be a good time to make a few important changes. This may involve a new career path or new friends. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, even if you have a lot to get done, you will be able to think on your feet and make changes as needed. Maintain your self-confidence throughout the week. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Actively explore your impulses in the next few days, Pisces. You may not have a chance to do so in the coming weeks. 0105

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Carp Fair Ladies Night

From left, Chelsea McNeely, Dena Purvis and Melanie Hindson look totally wicked rocking their outfits at Carp Fair Ladies Night on April 15. The event, attended by more than 800 women, raised $6,000 for the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. See pages 33-35 for more photos.

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My wife and I are separating. We have two sons, 11 and 8 years old. Things are reasonably amicable between us, especially regarding the children, and we are trying to figure out custody and access. We both work full time and will be living near each other. What does custody mean, and what sort of arrangements do people in our situation make? People commonly use custody to describe who the children live with, but that is legally inaccurate. Custody refers to decisions about how the children are raised – for example things such as education, residence, health care and extra-curricular activities. Therefore, joint custody does not mean a 50/50 time split between the parents. It means the parents will share in decisions about those important factors. In a situation such as yours, joint custody is likely appropriate. This means you will make decisions jointly on the above issues, regardless of how much time the children spend with each parent.

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Time spent with the children is referred to as access. In a joint custody situation, you may share access equally. Some families do one week rotations, others more frequently. When access is not equal, the parent who has the children less often has them every other weekend and one weeknight each week. However, this arrangement can vary and is dependent

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Jacquelynne obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2014. Jacquelynne began her articles in Toronto before returning to Ottawa to complete them with Allan Snelling LLP and has been an associate with the firm since. Jacquelynne’s practice is in civil litigation with a focus on family and employment law.

on factors specific to each particular family. The arrangement should be based on such factors as the age of the children, care arrangements for the children, work schedules of the parents and the location in which the parents live. Practically speaking, a 50/50 time split would be difficult to achieve if one parent lived a significant distance from where the children go to daycare or school. In all circumstances, the parties should strive to consider what will be best for the children to maintain positive relationships with both parents. When you are negotiating your separation agreement or navigating through a formal divorce proceeding, a family lawyer will be able to advise you on the legal and practical considerations of custody and access and assist you in establishing an arrangement that works for everyone involved.

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®/™The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2016 Elantra L Manual/2016 Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD/2016 Accent 4-Door L Manual with an annual finance rate of 0% for 84 months. $0 down payment required. Cost of borrowing is $0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,695/$1,895/$1,595, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Finance offers exclude registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. Financing example: 2016 Elantra L Manual at 0% per annum equals $85 biweekly for 84 months for a total obligation of $15,627. $0 down payment required. Cost of borrowing is $0. Finance example includes Delivery and Destination charge of $1,695, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Finance example excludes registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E. and a full tank of gas. Holiday bonus of up to $2,000/$1,500/$2,000 available on all new 2016 Elantra L Manual/2016 Accent 4-Door L Manual/2016 Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD models. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. Leasing offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Motor Finance based on a new 2016 Tucson 2.0L FWD with an annual lease rate of 1.49%. Biweekly lease payments of $138 for a 60-month walk-away lease. Down payment of $0 and first monthly payment required. Total lease obligation is $17,940. Lease offer includes Delivery and Destination charge of $1,795, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Lease offer excludes registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. $0 security deposit on all models. 20,000 km allowance per year applies. Additional charge of $0.12/km. •Prices of models shown: 2016 Elantra Limited/2016 Tucson 1.6T Ultimate AWD/2016 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Limited/2016 Accent 4-Door GL are $27,677/$41,527/$42,577/$19,577. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,695/$1,795/$1,895/$1,595, fees, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Prices exclude registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. •Fuel consumption for new 2016 Elantra Limited (HWY 6.7L/100KM; City 9.7L/100KM); 2016 Tucson 1.6T Ultimate AWD (HWY 9.3L/100KM; City 11.6L/100KM); 2016 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Limited (HWY 9.7L/100KM; City 12.9L/100KM); 2016 Accent 4-Door GL (HWY 6.3L/100KM; City 8.9L/100KM) are based on Manufacturer Testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. •Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). *Based on the 2009-2015 Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) Sales report. †•Offers available for a limited time and subject to change or cancellation without notice. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited. Visit www.hyundaicanada.com or see dealer for complete details. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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