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Volume 34 , Issue 3
January 17, 2013 | 50 Pages
Fitzroy man pleads guilty to sex abuse
The Progressive Conservative proposal to bring in right-to-work legislation proves controversial – Page 3
Game on Fitzroy rink co-ordinator Rob Roesler gets ready to drop the puck at one of the seasonopening West Carleton Outdoor Hockey League games. Facing off are Kinburn’s Christian Belaire, left, and Fitzroy’s Mallory Donaldson. For more, see Page 34.
EMC news - A 73-year-old former Sunday school teacher who has sponsored children from all over the world through World Vision pleaded guilty Monday in an Ottawa courtroom to various sex abuse charges. Paul Laframboise, of Fitzroy Harbour, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual interference, one count of a careless storage of a ﬁrearms, and three counts of sexual assault, according to his lawyer Joseph Addelman. Laframboise served the communities of Fitzroy Harbour, West Carleton, and Kanata in his role as a Sunday school teacher. Police arrested him Oct. 19 and later charged him with offences including sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference, sexual exploitation, uttering threats, and a variety of weapons offences. Addelman said none of the sex abuse took place in relation to his teaching role. “My client is very remorseful. Extraordinarily remorseful,” Addelman said. “And this plea of guilt is a public demonstration of that remorse and an acceptance of guilt on his part.” Four victims are involved in the case. Addelman said some of Laframboise’s family and friends were present in court to support him. The court will order a psychiatric sexual behaviour report from The Royal Ottawa Hospital and a pre-sentence report. The case has been adjourned to March 4 to set a sentencing date. See MAN, Page 2
Dog rescuers caught stranded on the Ottawa River Building snow forts was among the fun-in-forest activities last weekend. – Page 22
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EMC news – Two people rescuing a dog on the Ottawa River found themselves in need of rescuing last weekend. The two people spotted - from near Ferry Road - a dog at about the midway point of the river on Sunday morning. They decided to push an aluminum boat out to save the animal, but ended up getting stuck when the ice broke beneath them. That’s when a woman on shore, near the Quyon Ferry ramp, called 911 for help. Fireﬁghters arrived on scene at about 11:30 a.m., according to spokesman Marc Messier, to see two people and the dog stranded in the boat. “Nobody was in distress,” Messier said.
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EMC news - Restaurants and hotels are gearing up for the start of the Ottawa Senators season, after the National Hockey League announced it had reached an agreement with the players union, ending a lengthy lockout. Many people and businesses have been severely affected, including team staff located at Scotiabank Place who were laid off back in September. The Kanata Brookstreet Hotel is just one of many hotels preparing themselves for the start of a new NHL season. â€œWe are extremely excited
for things to go back to normal this winter,â€? said Mark Nisbett, director of sales and marketing at the Brookstreet Hotel. â€œThings around here will get more lively. â€œWe always have people coming into the hotel but itâ€™s just not the same without the hockey season.â€? Dustin Therrien, the owner of the Cheshire Cat Pub, said hockey season â€œhas many positive outcomes for a business like ours. â€œIt will definitely help with out with our weekly dinners, allows for a more bolstered schedule as far as staffing
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Police launched a sexual assault investigation after a victim alleged past sexual abuse. In a September issue of the West Carleton Review-EMC Laframboise said he and his wife adored children and have sponsored them for more than 30 years. - Courtesy of Metro-Ottawa, with files from Toronto Star News Service
goes, and enables us to run promotions around it,â€? Therrien said. He added that the return of the Sens will also change the topic of conversation around the bar.
The season will begin on Jan. 19 and the Senators are looking at five games a week to make up for lost time, said Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean... â€œTraining camp will only be a week
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EMC news - Construction at Lansdowne Park can continue with a clear conscience after the Supreme Court dismissed the final legal challenge against the development. Construction began this fall, before the court had issued its final ruling on whether it would hear an appeal from John Martinâ€™s Lansdowne Park Conservancy. Last September, city solicitor Rick Oâ€™Connor said would be â€œexceedingly difficultâ€? for Martin to be successful in re-
quest to be heard by the Supreme Court. The conservancy was arguing that the courts should reject the cityâ€™s contract with a private company, the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, to redevelop the Glebe site on the grounds that it was a sole-sourced deal. Martinâ€™s group had proposed an alternate vision for the site that focused to retaining it as a park and public space, whereas the current plan includes a great deal of retail and commercial development. He wanted the city to run a competitive bid for the rede-
long this season and then we have game after game,â€? said MacLean during a press conference at Scotiabank Place on Jan 7. â€œWe want to thank the fans for their patience. We play for the fans.â€?
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velopment contract. The conservancyâ€™s legal case was dismissed by the Ontario Court of Appeal on Aug. 28 of last year and Martin applied to the Supreme Court to ask if it would hear his case. The legal challenge had previously been rejected by three divisional court judges last April. In an email sent out late in the afternoon on Jan. 10, Martin called the result â€œan incredible opportunity lost.â€? Martin laid the blame for what he calls a lack of competitive process on Mayor Jim Watson and the cityâ€™s administration, not the courts. â€œThis chapter is closed and it is hoped others will stand up for responsible local government,â€? Martin wrote. Watson wrote in a statement that the city will work â€œaggressivelyâ€? to recover legal costs from the conservancy. The conservancy has already
been ordered to pay the city $11,000 in legal costs from previous court decisions. â€œI want to say again that every citizen has a right to challenge the cityâ€™s decisions in court. But that right should not be taken lightly,â€? Watson wrote. The Conservancy case is the second legal challenge to the project to be rejected by the courts. The Friends of Lansdowne spent $600,000 taking their fight to a three-judge panel at the Ontario Superior Court. On April 30, 2012, the panel agreed that the cityâ€™s partnership with the OSEG doesnâ€™t constitute an illegal subsidy for a private business, rejecting the Friends of Lansdowneâ€™s legal appeal of the project. The Friends announced on June 14 that they would not take their case to the Supreme Court.
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PCâ€™s plan would lead to labour chaos: economics expert Austerity measures the wrong way to go, says Carleton professor Derek Dunn email@example.com
EMC news â€“ The Progressive Conservatives vow to bring in U.S.-style right-towork legislation if the party wins the next election. But an economics expert at Carleton University says that would lead to lower wages for all Ontario workers, usher in labour chaos and further damage the Ontario economy. A party â€œwhite paperâ€? was released recently to gauge voter feedback. While not a series of campaign promises, it is considered the direction leader Tim Hudak and the party intends to go. Sweeping changes to strip unions of power is at its core. â€œItâ€™s time for Ontario to reexamine outdated workplace rules that date back to the 1940s and adapt them to the much more ďŹ‚exible requirements of todayâ€™s employees,â€? reads the Paths to Prosperity: Flexible Labour Markets. â€œWe must realize that labour ďŹ‚exibility and more opportunities for workers are essential to retaining and attracting the very best talent to our province.â€? The white paper goes on to say a series of government policies favour union leaders over employees and their employers in ways that reduce opportunities for individual workers and are obstacles to economic growth. â€œUnion leaders have become so powerful that many employees in effect have two bosses, their actual employer and the people who run their union,â€? reads the white paper. â€œMandatory union membership, forced paycheque contributions, closed tendering for government contracts and the artiďŹ cial restriction on the number of our youth able to enter the skilled trades â€“ these are not policies that foster the open, innovative economy Ontario needs.â€? U.S. President Barak Obama recently commented on states - such as the onetime union powerhouse Michigan - enacting right-to-work legislation. He called it â€œright to work for lessâ€? legislation. Itâ€™s a phrase Justin Paulson,
assistant professor of sociology and political economy at Carleton, said accurately captures what happens in those regions. Alabama and about 23 others with right-to-work have the lowest wages; when workers are divided they are more vulnerable. â€œEncouraging employees to opt out of paying dues substantially weakens any unionâ€™s ability to negotiate on behalf of all of its members,â€? said Paulson, who studied in the U.S. â€œThe result is almost always weaker unions and lower wages. This is uncontroversial; the lowest in the U.S. are in right-to-work states, and while right-to-work proponents claim that this is somehow offset by the creation of more jobs, the dynamics behind employment and unemployment are far more complicated than whether or not strong unions exist.â€? Paulson said a â€œďŹ‚exibleâ€? workforce â€“ the ability to ďŹ re workers and restructure almost at will â€“ only sometimes increases proďŹ ts. He said the idea that cheap labour always equals high proďŹ t is â€œrather sophomoric.â€? It might have an effect in the short term, but it doesnâ€™t account for other variables and doesnâ€™t hold for all industries. The assumption in the PC argument is that corporations donâ€™t like unions. Paulson said that is far from always the case; that unions reduce employee turnover, add experience, and bring other beneďŹ ts. A wellpaid workforce usually means fewer social problems that require government intervention; intervention that requires taxes from corporations. He added that the bulk of investors are from within a given region. There are not many outside investors considering a move to Ontario. So to discard labour laws that have worked for 70 years in the hope of attracting outside entrepreneurs isnâ€™t a wise de-
JACK MACLAREN cision. â€œFor all the rhetoric of companies being able to pick up and move to the â€˜most attractiveâ€™ locales, itâ€™s mostly smoke-and-mirrors, just as the outcries about outsourcing in the 1990s were pretty much red herrings,â€? Paulson said. McDonaldâ€™s canâ€™t have an Ontario customerâ€™s burger ďŹ‚ipped in Mexico. â€œMost companies, and certainly most factory operations, are not able to move. And there are all sorts of factors at play â€“ unionization is just one among a great many â€“ in choosing where to establish a new business operation.â€? Paulson joins a growing list of economists and others, along with groups like the right-leaning International Monetary Fund, who say taking an austerity approach hasnâ€™t ďŹ xed problems in Europe, and likely wonâ€™t improve the stalled situation in places like Ontario. He said cutting back the size of government might be ideologically appealing to some, but it is the opposite of what needs to happen to grow an economy. â€œYou canâ€™t get out of a stagnant economy by austerity,â€? Paulson said. â€œYou have to grow your way out of deďŹ cit; if the goal is to eliminate a deďŹ cit.â€?
Jack MacLaren said austerity measures are the only way to go; that the private sector in this province has taken a hit to the tune of some 60,000 jobs and now it is the public sectorâ€™s turn. â€œEverybody in our society is going to have to shoulder the burden,â€? said the Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP, adding that high taxes are collected to pay for an educated, healthy workforce, but that the time has come for Ontario to compete with other jurisdictions. â€œWe are living beyond our means,â€? MacLaren said. â€œWe havenâ€™t paid the true costs of government as weâ€™ve gone along. And now itâ€™s come home to roost.â€? He said unions served a purpose in the past, but that individuals can nogiatate wages on their own or move to another province that will appreciate their skills. MacLaren dismisses the notion that government can have a hand in shaping and growing an economy. The best it can do is clear up red tape for the private sector. His universal statement is that the private sector does a better job: every time. He even downplays taxpayersâ€™ investment in his own salary. â€œAs someone in the public sector, Iâ€™m a burden on society,â€? MacLaren said. â€œIf government is smaller with fewer workers, weâ€™ll tax you less.â€? He is on board with his partyâ€™s plan to enact right-to-work legislation. He especially holds that lower business taxes will attract more investors, which in turn will create more jobs, which in turn will drive wages up. Paulson doesnâ€™t buy that line of argument. â€œIt wonâ€™t work. The whole right-to-work
strikes me as a straight union-busting tactic. It serves an ideological function, but thatâ€™s it,â€? he said. â€œThe idea that it would bring up wages is ridiculous. Itâ€™s just not mainstream economics.â€? He said austerity measures â€“ cutting government jobs, reducing wages, failing to add stimulus - puts an economy into a recessionary tailspin or, at best, a kind of stagďŹ‚ation. Ontario, with some of the lowest corporate taxes in North America, would beneďŹ t from raising them, according to Paulson. UNION VIOLENCE
His fear is that if Ontario continues to go after unions â€“ much like the Liberals did with teachers â€“ it will embolden the more radical left-wingers in the union movement. For the last 30 years or so, moderate union leaders have won the support of the majority with steady increases in pay. Should that fall away, the moderatesâ€™ grip on union workers would slip. Few remember how wildcat strikes, vandalism, even all out rioting and violence, happened with some frequency in North America. Business suffered, workers suffered, all agreed laws respecting workers were needed in order to beneďŹ t the whole. Would dismantling labour laws and taking away Charter and union rights mean a return of the radical left? â€œI think you should have concerns,â€? Paulson said, pointing to last yearâ€™s student uprisings in Quebec and elsewhere. He said these things are unpredictable, but it could get a whole lot worse if governments insist on eliminating deďŹ cits rather than grow economies.
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MOVING LIGHT RAIL FORWARD By Jim Watson
On December 18th 2012, our City Council voted 24-0 to ďŹ nalize the light rail plan that has been so long in the making for Ottawa. Named the Confederation Line and stretching from Tunneyâ€™s Pasture in the west to Blair Station in the east, work is set to begin the ďŹ rst half of 2013 and the line will be completed and carrying passengers in 2018. We also hope to have the downtown stations opened for all to see on Canadaâ€™s 150th Birthday on July 1st in 2017. The Confederation Line will greatly increase the capacity of our cityâ€™s transit system easing travel for transit users and also pedestrians, bikers, and drivers. This project will beneďŹ t not just one neighbourhood but the whole city. Its success is in everyoneâ€™s interest no matter where you live or how you commute. More people on the Confederation Line means less people in cars and fewer buses on our downtown streets which is good news for everyone. This is a $2.1 billion project and as with any mammoth project of this kind there will be challenges along the road. But with the Rideau Transit Group, the worldclass consortium that is building the system, I have every conďŹ dence that disruptions will be limited as much as possible. There will be short-term pain but it IS FOR SIGNIlCANT LONG TERM GAIN &URTHERMORE #OUNCIL SIGNED A lXED PRICE CONTRACT MEANING THAT THE CITY IS protected against any cost overruns. As we deliver on this Light Rail project, we will begin SOME EXCITING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF our city. Compared to 2006, Ottawaâ€™s population is projected to grow by up to 30 percent by 2031 and easily surpass one million residents well before then. We have to keep population growth and mobility needs uppermost in mind as we conduct the 2013 review our Transportation Master Plan. The review must maintain a steady eye on the future and give considerable effort to accommodate our further evolution as Canadaâ€™s capital and fourth largest city. The Confederation Line is the ďŹ rst step in what will eventually be a light rail system that spans all of Ottawa. Soon we will begin the process of planning HOW TO EXTEND THE SYSTEM TO THE EAST WEST AND SOUTH of Ottawa. But before we do so, we must focus on the task at hand which is to build the Confederation Line on time and on budget and I am conďŹ dent that we will do so.
EMC news â€“ Weather-wise, the year 2013 is shaping up to be a costly one for governments, farmers and property owners. Potholes, the threat of a second drought, melting ice that makes for treacherous river conditions: It all points to a dangerous few months ahead for both pocketbooks and human safety. Massive snow accumulations over the past few weeks met their match on Jan. 12. Saturdayâ€™s record high 7C cracked an 81-year-old record of 5.6C, leading to ice build up on roofs and water run off ďŹ‚ooding basements. In Galetta and Constance Bay where the roads are above some property lines, it has meant headaches for homeowners. Eli El-Chantiry gets the emails, but short of spending millions to lower area roads, there is little the city can do. â€œI must share the frustration facing many people,â€? he said. â€œBut itâ€™s not just in West Carleton. Itâ€™s right across the city.â€? For those who thought potholes were bad in the past, the West Carleton-March councillor says it is only going to get a lot worse this spring when the ďŹ nal thaw hits. â€œThereâ€™s going to be potholes like weâ€™ve never seen before, from Cumberland to Fitzroy,â€? he said. El-Chantiry has nothing but praise for the cityâ€™s roads crew. They anticipated a warm Sunday by salting roads the day before, ensuring the snow and ice turned to slush. Plows had no problem removing the slush, he said. Crews were also making sure catch basins were clear to deal with the almost nine centimetres of rain
that fell over the weekend. â€œThey worked around the clock to get it done,â€? he said. Even Dunrobin Road, notorious for ďŹ‚ooding the last couple of years â€“ forcing drivers onto long detours â€“ was dry over the weekend. A good thing, since ďŹ re attacked an uninhabited building on Saturday, bringing out ďŹ re crews who closed the road for a couple of hours in late afternoon. DOG RESCUERS RESCUED
Itâ€™s not just municipal infrastructure and private properties that are affected by the wild ďŹ‚uctuations in temperatures. The West Carleton portion of the Ottawa River has claimed lives in the past, and El-Chantiry is worried the same could happen again. He said a resident along Ferry Road took a boat to rescue a dog trapped on the ice over the weekend. Emergency crews were called to haul the boat back to shore. â€œStay the hell out of the ice,â€? El-Chantiry said. â€œIf a dog canâ€™t make it on the ice, you can bet you wonâ€™t make it. The ice is not safe.â€? A few years back a person died near Vydon Acres trying to save a dog. A young person died when his four-wheeler went through the ice around the same time. There are many more weather-related fatalities in this area. FARMERS AFFECTED
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PC plan could save Rideau Carleton raceway: MacLeod end to the provinceâ€™s plan to build 29 new casinos. â€œI donâ€™t believe it is a great business case,â€? said MacLeod. â€œThere was virtually no consultation with McGuintyâ€™s plan to expand casinos.â€? She said the plan would come as a good news for many Ottawa residents, who like her want to preserve the Rideau Carleton and who oppose bringing gambling downtown. Racing horse owner Garry McDonald is one of those opposed to having a casino in downtown Ottawa. â€œThey are putting us out of business. This is our livelihood and our investments,â€? said McDonald. Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve
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EMC news â€“ A new casino in Ottawa, most likely in the downtown area, would mean the end of the Rideau Carleton Raceway, said Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod. MacLeod made the warning as she laid out the Ontario Progressive Conservatives position on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., casino expansions, and horse racing plan. MacLeod said Ottawa has been gripped with the possibility that the Rideau Carleton Raceway could close when the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., and the city of Ottawa expand gaming in the downtown to include a casino. â€œRideau Carleton Raceway is one of Nepean-Carletonâ€™s largest agriculture employers. The closure could cost us in this riding 1,000 direct rural jobs, and could also cause the death of several hundred horses,â€? MacLeod said at a news conference where she was flanked by Conservative MPPS Steve Clark of LeedsGreenville and Jim McDonell of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry. MacLeod said if her party
Clark said the Liberal governmentâ€™s support for building the new casinos has â€œpitted community and community, neighbour against neighbour.â€? Former PC nominee for Ottawa West-Nepean Randall Denley called the idea of a downtown casino in Ottawa a â€˜mythâ€™. â€œThis is not a place to put it. There is nothing wrong with what we are doing here. Just leave it alone because it makes sense and it is already working,â€? said Denley. In their plan, the Conservatives are pushing for a referendum in municipalities that are being considered for one of the new casinos before they are built.
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Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod speaks at a press conference at the Rideau Carleton Raceway to announce her partyâ€™s position on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., casino expansions, and horse racing. forms the next government, it plans to give racetrack operators a first crack at buying existing slots operations at fair market value, which could save the industry while still providing a good return to taxpayers. â€œOur plan would save the Rideau Carleton Raceway, rural jobs and would save the hors-
es,â€? she said. She said that the closure of the raceway would put 500 racetrack staff out of work. â€œThis track employs directly 1,000 people. If that were to move downtown, you would lose 500 agriculture jobs,â€? she said. She said their plan would put an immediate
Operation Red Nose Ottawaâ€™s 2012 season comes to a close
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EMC news - Closing out the 2012 campaign on New Yearâ€™s Eve, Operation Red Nose Ottawa finished with its most successful night to date. The 10th night saw 79 volunteers attending to complete 66 rides serving 146 local residents and receiving over $1,800 in donations. Hereâ€™s how ORN Ottawa did overall in 2012: â€˘ Days in operations â€“ 10 â€˘ Volunteers â€“ 592 â€˘ Calls answered â€“ 395, serving 762 residents â€˘ Kilometres travelled â€“ 17,963 â€˘ Donations received â€“ $10,883 Comparing the results to the inaugural 2011 season, the desired goal for an increased use of service was met and were it not for unfortunate weather conditions, service would have broken all previous records.
ORN Ottawa is grateful for the inspiring community response received this year. In 2013, ORNâ€™s goals include: â€˘ Volunteers â€“ 800 â€˘ Calls answered â€“ 600, serving 1000 residents â€˘ Receiving donations â€“ $14,000 The growth of the service over the past two seasons illustrates the growing community demand and the ORN Ottawa committee hopes to continue fostering this trend by acquiring these long-term supports: To get involved with Operation Red Nose Ottawa or to stay updated on ORN Ottawa activities and information please email info@ rednoseottawa.com or visit online at www.rednoseottawa.com. The phone number 613-820-NOSE (6673) will be back in service for the 2013 season.
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EMC news - A radical rethinking of transportation in Ottawa’s downtown core will be on display for the public at city hall on Thursday, Jan. 17. The final presentation for the city’s Downtown Moves study will kick off the way it started – with speakers discussing the strategy needed to move transportation for Ottawa’s urban core into the future. That means reconsidering how people will get downtown – mainly by using transit, bicycles or by walking. Members of the public can view a display of the final Downtown Moves plan in Jean Pigott Hall at city hall (110 Laurier Ave. W.) starting at 5 p.m. Presentations will begin at 7 p.m. and feature Amanda O’Rourke from 8-80 Cities, Donna Hinde from the Planning Partnership, Ron Clarke of Delcan Corporation, the study’s engineering consultant, and finally Ken Greenberg, a popular consultant and speaker on urban design issues. The open house is the final public meeting on the plan before it goes to planning committee for approval in early March. The study is meant to provide a blueprint for how streets, bicycle lanes and sidewalks should be designed in the downtown to accommodate thousands of pedestrians who will pour onto the streets from three underground stations after the city’s light-rail line begins operating in 2018. The city’s master planning documents say that pedestrians should have the highest priority, but that’s often not the case in reality, said Nelson Edwards, the city planner in charge of the project. “It’s going to test how far we can push that conversation,” Edwards said. The difference will be in how engineers ap-
proach the way they design the street, he said. In the past, they would start with the center line in the road and move outwards to fill up the space. In that paradigm, the private vehicle ranks as most important. But the shifting needs of downtown transportation mean the city needs to look at building streets from the outside edge inward, meaning the features for pedestrians have the highest priority, then bicycles are considered, and finally the remaining amount of space will be parceled out for vehicles. Edwards and engineering consultants have drawn up samples of how downtown streets could be rebuilt when the city approves money for the projects. By doing a lot of the work ahead of time, Edwards thinks it will be much easier for city planners to simply adopt the those prepared templates that have already been studied. Making the process easier will ensure the streets are actually built as Downtown Moves envisions them to be, he said. TWO-WAY STREETS
While another plan for the area, the draft version of the Centretown community design plan, envisions testing the idea of changing some one-way streets into two-way streets, that will depend on how much space is leftover when the needs of different road users are accounted for, Edwards said. If there is a tradeoff between having bicycle lanes or having two lanes for vehicular traffic, it’s more likely that bicycles would be prioritized. “We have a limited right-of-way and we need to distribute that space in an equitable way,” he said. An independent review of converting downtown streets to two-way roads would not be the “panacea solution” that some planners believe it could be, Edwards said.
The Importance of Financial Literacy in our Community McAuley Financial Services provides financial planning services to a great many families and businesses in the Ottawa area. Our first hand experience tells us that people need and want assistance with finances. Savings rates have been dropping for years while people like Bank Governor Carney warn about debt levels.
We will run two one hour long discussions on Jan. 26th and students would register for either the 11am meeting or the 1pm meeting. Further details and registration forms may be obtained through our office by calling Barb Newman at 613-5913900. We think it should be fun and entertaining and we are looking forward to meeting the students and helping them come to a greater basic understanding of finances.
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That doesn’t mean we won’t see any conversions to two-way streets, Edwards said. In fact, his plan supports testing that idea out on Metcalfe Street since it is a more ceremonial route that links Parliament Hill and the Canadian Museum of Nature. “It may be a bold choice,” he said. The Downtown Moves strategy will eventually mean there will be less on-street parking in the downtown, creating a need to better direct drivers to the numerous publically accessible underground parking lots instead, Edwards said. “Yes, it will have an impact on those (parking spaces), but it will be a minimal impact,” he said. STREET CONVERSIONS
Queen Street, which will have light rail running beneath it, forced Edwards to think differently about how streets are designed. Underground stations mean thousands of people will pour onto Queen Street at certain times of day. That means sidewalks will need to be widened on Queen Street – there’s no way around it.
Creating a safer and more welcoming environment for pedestrians along Queen Street will encourage amenties such as cafés and stores to set up shop there, Edwards said. The same goes for cyclists on Slater and Albert streets. The glut of bus traffic that clogs those streets will mostly be removed when transit moves underground, opening up an opportunity to use the former Transitway streets for other modes of transportation. Edwards said he and other transportation planners at the city believe it’s the right spot for the spine of the east-west bikeway through downtown. Slater and Albert could be the right location for a sort of “bike highway” through the downtown and link to other bicycling lanes that take people to other important destinations. That’s the role Edwards sees the Laurier segregated lane pilot project playing. It will be an important route to maintain during light-rail construction, he said, but after 2018, Laurier will still be an important route for cyclists to get to destinations like city hall, the courthouse, the main library and other important office buildings.
Tax credit eases caregiver expenses EMC news - Although being a caregiver to a loved one at home can be a rewarding and enriching experience, it can also be a serious challenge for any family—particularly financially. In 2007, Statistics Canada estimated that more than 2.7 million Canadians were providing eldercare to a friend or family member. Though some caregivers provide all of the support themselves, more than half of
them also worked outside the home. To ease some of the financial strain on families, the federal government recently announced a new family caregiver tax credit (cra.gc.ca/ familycaregiver).This credit provides an additional amount of up to $2,000 for each of the following non-refundable tax credits: • Spouse or common-law partner amount. • Amount for an eligible de-
pendant. • Amount for children born in 1995 or later. • Amount for infirm dependants aged 18 or older. • Caregiver amount. Although no tax credit can help caregivers be in two places at one time, and it does little to ease the demands of caring for a loved one on a day-today basis, still the tax breaks are welcome and available. - News Canada
Annual youth writing contest underway EMC news - The Ottawa Public Library’s 18th annual Awesome Authors youth writing contest is underway. This contest, for aspiring young poets and short story authors, is open to writers between the ages of nine and 17. They are invited to submit poems and short stories in English and/ or French. The contest deadline is Feb. 11. Participants can win prizes which will be
presented in the spring. For contest details, visit www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca/AwesomeAuthors or contact InfoService at 613-580-2950 or InfoService@ BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca. This contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association. They annually publish pot-pourri, an anthology of the winning poems and stories.
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Snow removal: you get what you pay for
now is a fact of life when you live in Ottawa between November and April. Or October and May. Depends on the year. When two big snowfalls hit the city inside a week, snow removal crews were kept running at full speed to keep traffic moving and they did an admirable job. That hasnâ€™t prevented some citizens from complaining about the aftermath.
Yes, some sidestreets didnâ€™t get cleared over and over again as the snow fell and wind blew cleared snow from the edges of roads back into the travel lanes. Some multilane streets were reduced to single lanes. But safety never suffered. If drivers adapt to the conditions â€“ or just stay home when storms hit their peak â€“ snowy roads work just fine. Those people who proclaimed side streets as the
worst theyâ€™d ever seen should check and see if they survived. The sky did not fall. City taxpayers foot the bill for snow clearing, so maybe we shouldnâ€™t wish for even greater snow-clearing capabilities. The city administration seems to have discovered the right amount of resources to throw at Mother Nature when she sends multiple snowstorms at us in a short period of time.
In a nutshell, you get the services you are willing to pay for. We could have gold-plated plows and teams of snowremoval technicians with shovels on every street to catch the flakes before they hit the ground. Your street could be buffed and blown dry by morning. Not only would that be costly, but what would happen to all the snow removal equipment during a winter when
there is little snowfall? That very expensive equipment would sit around city yards rusting and depreciating. School boards face a parallel situation. Schools could be built with enough classrooms to hold every child, without a single portable in the yard. But what makes more sense over the lifetime of a school is to construct buildings for the average student population and use portables to deal with a handful of years when
enrolment peaks. The cityâ€™s snow removal strategy strikes a similar balance. We have enough plows to get us through a string of storms, but not enough to make every road look like itâ€™s summertime within a day or two of a blizzard. Thatâ€™s sensible spending. If global weather continues to become less predictable â€“ maybe with warmer winters or snowier ones â€“ city council may need to reconsider the snow removal budget and buy or sell equipment. Until then, our snow removal people should get a pat on the back and keep on truckinâ€™.
Cultural fall out from dropping the puck CHARLES GORDON Funny Town
f you read the papers and listen to the radio you know our life is about to get way better because NHL hockey is back, after having stayed away for almost half a season and creating a huge gap in our lives. The sports pages are filling up with actual hockey stories about actual hockey players and whether they have a nice touch around the net. There is speculation about trades and line combinations. This already makes life better for sports page readers, who got really tired of reading about the players and the owners negotiating or not negotiating or not even talking about negotiating. This might have been the worst reading in the history of sports journalism. Anything is an improvement on that and reading actual game stories about the Ottawa Senators and their hated opponents will be a great improvement still. Those whose needs are greater will find satisfaction in the sports talk shows on the radio, where line combinations are examined in even greater depth. Now it begins again and not a moment too soon for many of the experts on our culture, who keep saying that hockey defines us as a people. Of course thereâ€™s something in that. Many of us play or have played hockey, many more watch hockey or listen to it on the radio. But hockey doesnâ€™t define everybody. Even in Ottawa. Look how long we went without an NHL team. The previous Senators vacated the premises in 1934; the current Senators didnâ€™t arrive until 1992. Thatâ€™s a 58 years with no NHL team to define us. And yet we survived somehow as a city, as a city of Canadians who
are supposed to be defined by hockey. This must mean that there are things other than hockey that occupy space in the hearts of people in the National Capital Region. It may also mean that there are people among us who, even now, define themselves as something other than Senators fans. In fact, amazing as it may seem, they may not even think of hockey when it comes time to define themselves. They may define themselves in terms of their jobs. They may define themselves as runners, guitar players, readers, grandparents, hipsters, foodies, Presbyterians, skateboarders, gardeners or even baseball fans. Yet here they all are living in this country thatâ€™s defined by hockey. And hockey season is starting. Which means that all those skateboarders, guitar players and grandparents are going to be living, whether they like it or not, in a world of line combinations, plus-minus statistics and rumors of impending firings of general managers. It behooves those who live happily in Hockey World to be respectful of those who choose other pursuits. They think they have reason to fear us, and no wonder. Slap Shot was on TV the other night and those who live in Hockey World always tune in for at least part of it. It seems quite Canadian, although itâ€™s a Hollywood movie. But is it really Canadian, all that enthusiastic brawling and blood on the ice? Itâ€™s what many hockey fans deplore yet, at the same time, we somehow identify with it in a way that American moviegoers cannot. One of the things that defines us, in other words, is our enjoyment of a movie about hockey brawls. This gets a bit scary and it is probably just as well that in real hockey, as opposed to movie hockey, there are referees and brawling is at least officially frowned upon. So, as the real hockey starts, try to be sympathetic towards those of other tastes, remembering that, to some Canadians, condominium height, garbage pickup and light rail are as important as defence pairings and face-off percentages. As they say, it takes all kinds.
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With the wild weather swings this winter, are you still hopeful for a canal skating season this year?
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C) No. We might get a few days, but thatâ€™s it.
C) Perhaps, but only after an 33% election is called and theyâ€™re forced to face the judgement of voters.
D) It doesnâ€™t matter to me, I donâ€™t skate.
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Giving a speech to Anastasia on her 21 birthday EMC lifestyle - I first learned of the tradition of the ‘Age 21’ speech from my Australian friend. He often referred to his ‘21st’: the preparation, the nerves and the delivery of the speech at the birthday party. I assumed it was something like the Debutante balls of the southern United States; a coming of age acknowledgement and celebration. I was wrong. Apparently the tradition stems back to the age of knights. When a boy entered training to be a knight he started at age 7 as a page. By age 14 he graduated to squire. And by age 21, he was officially knighted. In Elizabethan times, a man had to wait for the age of consent – 21 – to be married. Although social
DIANA FISHER Accidental Farmwife rules are different today, the age of 21 is still considered romantically to be when a boy becomes a man. In the United States, where the drinking age is 21, many celebrate reaching this milestone with the consumption of 21 drinks – usually shots of straight liquor – and a nasty headache the next morning. In the UK, it is customary for the birthday boy or girl to give a speech thanking all who are in attendance. In Australia, it goes a bit further, with the
guest of honour and each family member giving a speech. Parents speak of their pride in the accomplishments of the 21-year-old, while partners speaking of their love and hopes for the future. Traditionally the ‘wild card’ speeches in these gatherings usually come from siblings and friends, who can sometimes say things that are quite embarrassing and personal, for the entertainment (and perhaps the dismay) of all in the room. It’s more like a roast
than a toast. One tradition that lives on in many countries is the giving of a key. It’s a symbol of maturity and responsibility, that at the age of 21 you should be trustworthy enough to have the keys of the house. You have become a senior member of the household. That tradition may have waned a bit in our society, where many young people are already moved into their own apartments by the age of 21. In the case of our 21-year-old, Anastasia is already married and renting a house of her own. I personally find this tradition endearing and although I haven’t managed to convince anyone else in my household that we should adopt this tradition, here is my little speech to my second-born.
“Dear Anastasia. You know the story of your birth, so I won’t bore you with it again. But I do want to remind you that there are some correlations between your birth experience and the rest of your life. You were born screaming. You were two weeks late, and you were hungry. I often joke that you haven’t stopped talking since, and you do love to eat. You certainly have an enthusiasm for life; up with the sun every morning to start every day. There is also the birth-order belief that the middle child is always looking for attention. You might have exhibited some of those tendencies as a young child, when you were fighting for your share of the spotlight with your sistesrs, but I don’t think that holds true now at all. You are and
always have been confident, outspoken and headstrong but you also cherish family gatherings, true friends and true love. At the age of 21 you have already found your gift: you found it long ago actually. You have endless patience. This makes you an ideal companion and caregiver for both the very young and the very old. Your role as an Infant teacher at Madison Montessori is perfectly suited to you. You found your true love a few years ago and set your sights on a future together. This year you married your sweetheart and a new phase of life began. I am very proud of you and I wish you all the best of health and happiness in your twenty-second year.” Love always, Mom.
Proposed wildlife changes endanger safety, wildlife: APFA EMC news – Sweeping changes to the Ontario Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act could lead to ecological warfare in Ontario communities, the Association for the Protection of FurBearing Animals (APFA) warns. The association maintains that deregulations - named as efficiencies by the government - will remove important processes in place that increase safety and prevent accidents, provide alternatives to lethal enforcement in conflict situations and, at times, end needless slaughter of young and at-risk wildlife. “Municipalities are beginning to look at co-existence models as a way to handle wildlife conflict,” explains APFA spokesman Adrian Nelson. “But if the Ministry of Natural Resources suc-
cessfully removes restraints from the utilization of hunters and trappers, interest in co-existence will drop dramatically.” Currently, municipalities in Ontario require a permit from MNR prior to hiring a hunter to kill wildlife they deem problematic. Co-existence models are proving successful with various species - coyotes in Niagara Falls and beavers in Cornwall, as examples. In these models, education, enforcement and non-lethal measures are put in place to ensure a healthy ecosystem and end wildlife conflict. “The entire community in Niagara Falls really got behind the co-existence plan,” says Lesley Sampson, co-founder of Coyote
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Watch Canada (CWC). “Conflicts and sightings dropped and everyone - from children to seniors - found a new respect for the environment.” Additionally, the harassment and subsequent killing of wildlife including raccoons, foxes, coyotes and wolves will no longer require a permit. “Anyone with a gun and a hunting license will be able to collect tax dollars for killing animals on municipal property,” Nelson adds. “Not only is this a serious ecological problem, but clearly a massive safety issue.” Public consultation is being accepted until Monday, Jan. 21. For more visit, www.furbearerdefenders.com.
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Are Gray Partridge on the rebound? EMC lifestyle – Over the years we have experienced a number of changes in populations of local plants and animals. Some formerly rare species, such as Bald Eagles, have become surprisingly common. Others, such as Loggerhead Shrikes, have alarmingly declined. Foreign species have arrived and thrived, with some, Purple Loosestrife a notable example, finally falling into balance with native species. Others, such as Zebra Mussels, may have not yet had their day of glory. While those two foreign species arrived with indirect help from humans, others were brought here intentionally. Several members of the grouse family were deliberately released into our area with hopes they would eventually produce a population large enough to be hunted. Wild Turkeys were never here historically but were native to southwestern Ontario. However, Ring-necked Pheasants and Gray Partridge were brought here from Asia and
Michael Runtz Nature’s Way Europe. Gray Partridge were released in Ontario a number of times. The first was in 1909 when six birds were let go near Brantford. Between then and 1938, the year of the final release, nearly 4,000 were released. For a while the partridges did quite well, with populations booming near Brantford and through eastern Ontario including our region; by the late 1960s the eastern population was among the highest in the world. During the 1970s and early 1980s one regularly encoun-
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tered groups of Gray Partridges (back then called ‘Hungarian Partridges’) between Renfrew and Carleton Place. Fields near the Arnprior Airport and along the Dwyer Hill Road were especially good sites, with winter the best season for viewing the tiny birds because the birds conspicuously ran across snowy fields and flocks fed on seeds along the shoulders of rural roads. But then their numbers be-
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on the count has increased in recent years; with better coverage, species counts should be biased toward higher, not lower, numbers. Thus, whether or not the introduction of turkeys has had a negative effect on their much smaller relatives is an open question. Despite the downward trend, on the recent Boxing Day count, 33 Gray Partridge were tallied. And recently readers have reported small groups near Stewartville and Kanata. Is it possible this species is making a comeback? Perhaps for our smallest partridge, the future is not clear, just gray! Be sure to check out the Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club www.mfnc.ca. The Nature Number is 613-387-2503; email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Two-year-old girl struck by car in Glen Cairn Girl in serious but stable condition Blair Edwards email@example.com
EMC news - A two-yearold girl was in serious and stable condition at CHEO after she was struck by a car in Glen Cairn on Jan. 10.
The girl suffered injuries to her head and arm and possible internal injuries. She was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived. A second two-year-old girl was treated for minor bruises and is in stable condition at
CHEO. â€œWeâ€™re not sure how the other (girl) suffered her injuries,â€? said J.P. Trottier, spokesperson for the Ottawa paramedics. Ottawa paramedics received a call at 8:49 a.m. on Jan. 10 about the collision near the intersection of McElroy Drive
and Rickey Place. The girls were in the care of a babysitter at the time of the collision. The child-care provider and a third child were not injured. Jessica Quennevilleâ€™s home is just a few feet in front of where the collision happened. She said she saw a stroller that
was missing a rear wheel on the road before police packed it up in one of their vehicles. She said motorists donâ€™t always follow the rules of the road at that specific threeway stop, which is frequented by children who walk to the nearby park. â€œCars rarely stop for stop
signs,â€? said Quenneville, a resident of two years. Ottawa police spokesman Const. Marc Soucy said no charges will be laid in the investigation, adding the driver of the vehicle was â€œblinded by the sunâ€? at the time of the collision. Files from Metro-Ottawa
Radio station posting sparks negative reaction â€˜No one ever asks to be rapedâ€™: Prof. Nevil Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC news - An Ottawa rock radio station has posted a picture on its Facebook page that some people say crosses a line and a university instructor calls â€œStone Age.â€? CHEZ posted a posed rear view photo of a woman wearing a skirt. Written on her leg are assessments of her virtue based on how high the skirt is hiked up her leg. The lowest word, written on the lower calf, is â€œmatronly,â€? and nearer the modelâ€™s buttocks are the words â€œasking for it,â€? â€œslutâ€? and â€œwhore.â€? The page has attracted comments on the Facebook page that criticize the posting. â€œAsking for it? Really? Itâ€™s this type of sexism that allows girls to get raped. â€˜girl was asking for itâ€™ is not a defense. Nothing is asking for it, unless youâ€™re literally asking for it. This is disgusting,â€? writes one visitor to the Facebook page. Another poster writes, â€œâ€?Asking for itâ€?? Asking for what, exactly? Sexual abuse? How is a womanâ€™s skirt length a cause/excuse for rape? This post is straight up sexist.â€? Some posts simply compliment the modelâ€™s legs. Carleton University associate professor Doris Buss studies
social issues and sexual violence. She called the radio stationâ€™s posting â€œregressive.â€? â€œItâ€™s Stone Age,â€? Buss said after reviewing the picture. â€œNo one ever asks to be raped.â€? She said that when viewed as a political statement, the picture alone â€œcalls attention to expectations placed on women.â€? But Buss added that the introductory
paragraph added by someone at CHEZ â€“ â€œgirls in this city could use this reference guideâ€? â€“ changes any political meaning into social criticism. â€œThe words are calling on women to judge themselves,â€? Buss said. â€œWomenâ€™s behaviour is still regulated.â€? CHEZ program director Gayle Zarbatany called the stationâ€™s Facebook page
is â€œan extension of what we do on the radio.â€? â€œThe majority comes from other websites and from the listeners,â€? Zarbatany said of the content of the Facebook page. She said staff who post material should not post â€œracist, sexist or degradingâ€? material, adding that the picture of the model with words written on her leg does not cross that line.
Think twice before venturing onto the ice EMC news - Last winter, the Ottawa fire department responded to 49 calls for help from persons in distress, lost or feared drowned. 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. Water levels this year are higher than usual and are accompanied by soft, slippery banks that are treacherous, particularly for young children, adults and the family pet. Before venturing onto the ice, check the Lifesaving Societyâ€™s guidelines for staying safe, and review guidelines by the Canadian Red Cross on what to do.
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Celebrate the Cold by Perfecting a Winter Skill With winter ﬁnally here. Take advantage of the weather and get out for fun and frolic in the ice and snow. The City of Ottawa has an activity for you!
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A Stittsville family man returned to this home on Jan. 15 to find his wife and two children dead.
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EMC news - A Stittsville father was completely “devastated” Monday night after learning his two children, aged six and 10, and his wife were dead in what police confirmed as a double murder-suicide. Insp. John Maxwell of the Ottawa police’s major case investigations unit said Tuesday investigators are still trying to determine exactly what events lead to the killing of Jon Alexander Corchis, 10, and Katheryn Elizabeth Corchis, six, and their mother Alison Constance Easton, 40. The father, Jon Corchis, was brought in for questioning after he made the grisly discovery upon arriving home at 25 Granite Ridge Dr. Emergency crews responded shortly after getting a 911 call at 5:30 p.m.
“God bless him and hopefully he can make it through this,” said Maxwell. Investigating this type of crime is rare for police, he added, but still “horrific.” “It’s everybody’s worst nightmare because it’s so sad. It’s a criminal act, but it’s on the human tragedy side of the balance,” he said. Maxwell said investigators have learned some information about what might have led to the incident, but declined to comment on it. Media reports said the mother had left behind two notes at the scene of the crime: one for her husband, one for police. STITTSVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL
Maxwell said Ottawa Fire Services were first to respond to the single family home,
which is just a few feet away from Stittsville Public School, where the two children both attended. “Thank God there are men and women who go out there into the darkness like we do,” said Maxwell. “The first officers on scene, most of them have families. This is very difficult.” Autopsies for the mother and two kids were scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. A cause of death will likely be known Wednesday. “This might seem like a cut and dry file. Not necessarily. That’s why we want to talk to a lot of people. Friends, family, acquaintances, and find if they saw anything along the way,” said Maxwell. Police said no one is in custody and no charges are expected to be laid. The investigation continues.
An exceptional low-impact workout, cross country skiing offers numerous health beneﬁts, including enhanced cardio-vascular health, increased lower and upper body strength and improved ﬂexibility. Add the beautiful, natural scenery along the trails of Mooney’s Bay and you’ve got the perfect recipe for some healthy winter fun! The staff at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility are your experts when it comes to cross country skiing. In regular and low ratio classes they will teach you the classic and skate styles, and offer help with navigating hills. Whether you are a beginner or advanced skier, there are classes for every level. Monday nights is club night, where you can meet with other enthusiasts and ski the trails with an instructor.
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Good Food Box to provide lessons in access to fruits and vegetables Ottawa’s #1 Ranked Soccer Club
EMC lifestyle - The Ottawa Good Food Box, a non-proﬁt, community supported program that provides low-cost access to fresh fruits and vegetables, has a new site – the Kinburn Client Service Centre in West Carleton. The Ottawa Good Food Box gives community members and neighbours the opportunity to order and pay for a $10 (small), $15 (medium), or $20 (large/ family-sized) box of local, nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices on the second Tuesday of every month. A fruit bag is available for $5 and a certiﬁed organic box for $25. Payments can be made in cash to the site coordinator or by PayPal online at ottawagoodfoodbox.ca.
Orders are available for pick up between 4 and 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Kinburn Client Service Centre. The site coordinator, Gail Carroll, will be on hand to ensure that boxes are received. Orders and payments for the next shipment may be placed at that time. What’s great is that there is variety and they come with recipe ideas to make preparation a snap. Also, there is a built in cost savings of anywhere from 30 – 50 per cent. Why? It works a lot like a collective, with centralized buying and coordination; it’s open to everyone – with no membership fees. The Good Food Box is dedicated to selling quality fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices as a means of sup-
porting greater access to low-cost local (as much as possible) quality food. In its drive to provide great food at low cost to everyone, the GFB mandate is entirely different than that of the Food Bank, which is dedicated to providing those in need with emergency food assistance. While the program itself originates in downtown Ottawa, let’s face it, access to healthy food is not an issue limited to those living in the urban core. Presently, we are looking to hear from people in the community that would have an interest in participating in the program, as a volunteer, or as a purchaser. Please connect with Gail Carroll at thecarrolls@ xplornet.com or with Julie McKercher at 613-591-3686 x 498 or mckercher@ wocrc.ca.
Champion OSU Force Academy 1997 Boys Lead OSU’s Disney Magic The Ottawa South United Force tested themselves against some of the best competition in North America over the holiday break, and the result was remarkable all around. The trip to Florida was particularly special for the 1997 boys, who came away with a Disney Soccer Showcase tournament championship in the preacademy division. “We always knew they were a strong group of boys, and I think finally everybody put it together,” says OSU general manager Jim Lianos. “They grew up as a team, and as individuals, at that tournament. They showed what they’re made of.” In the group stage, the Force played a scoreless match against their U.S. affiliate club, the Dallas Texans, beat a USSF academy team from Kendall, FL 1-0 and then topped an MLS DC United academy side 1-0, with Vana Markarian scoring the lone marker in both contests. OSU wound up facing the Ontario Cup and national champions from Dixie in the final, coming out with a 2-0 victory on goals by Yousef Aldaqqaq. The perfect defensive record throughout the event was partly the product of the team’s two standout centre backs, Sanchit Gupta and Charles Andrascik .“I’ve told the college coaches down there, ‘If you guys are looking for defenders on scholarships, take these two as a package and you’ll never have to worry about your central defense until they graduate,” Lianos highlights, calling the pair the two best central defender duo in Ontario. “They’re that good.” Minus a small handful, the group of players that went 12-2-4 in the Ontario Youth Soccer League last summer have all been together at OSU since age 8 or 9. The team’s coach is Russell Shaw. Also at Disney, the ’96 boys were undefeated in group play with a win and two ties, which moved them into the bronze medal match where they came back from a 3-1 deficit with 15 minutes left to win 4-3. “That’s a very good group of boys that showed a lot of character and determination to win the bronze,”Lianos notes. The ’96 boys were also competitive in one-goal losses in the U15/16 USSF Academy Division, and the ’98 girls went 1-2. Simply being invited to take part in the #1-Ranked Showcase Tournament in North America puts the participants in elite company. “Even I am surprised about how quickly tangible and consistent success has come,” says OSU president Bill Michalopulos, whose club turns 10 years old this year. “It just goes to show you what an organized program and passionate OSU players and coaches can do.
“The best thing is that OSU is providing opportunities and we are very pleased to see our players and teams taking advantage of them.”
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Algonquin Land claim milestone reached, but final agreement still few years away Steve Newman email@example.com
EMC news - The three groups negotiating an Ontario Algonquin land claims settlement have released what they’ve called a draft agreementin-principle (AIP). Even if the document, worked out by Algonquin representatives and the provincial and federal governments, is accepted by all sides, it could still take another four or ﬁve years before a ﬁnal settlement is in place, says lawyer Bob Potts, the chief negotiator for the Algonquins of Ontario. But public meetings, to provide an overview of the draft AIP and ﬁeld questions, are expected to take place in February or March in eight communities: Pembroke, Perth, Mattawa, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Bancroft and North Bay. “It is still a preliminary draft,” said Potts. “The intention is to have some discussions with the public at large, including the Algonquin public, to make sure we’re heading in the right direction.” Eventual approval would have to come from the more than 8,000 registered voters from 10 Algonquin communities (including Pikwakanagan, Greater Golden Lake, Bonnechere Algonquins, and Whitney and Area Algonquins), and then from the Ontario and federal governments. The draft deal suggests the Algonquins would receive 184 square miles of Crown land in eastern Ontario and $300 million. “The preliminary draft AIP just released for public review is not a ﬁnal product,” stressed Durga Thiru, senior issues co-ordinator at the provincial Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs. “Although it is a milestone in the negotiation process, additional public consultation is being
undertaken by the parties before a ﬁnal draft AIP will be completed. “Once that occurs, the Algonquins will prepare to put the draft AIP to a vote of their membership, possibly in mid-2013.” After that, there will be more negotiations. “If approved by all three parties, an AIP will form the basis for a number of years of negotiations and public consultations in crafting a Final Settlement Agreement,” said Thiru. “Such a Final Settlement Agreement would have to be formally approved by all three parties. If approved by the three parties, and then given legal force through legislation, a lengthy process of implementing the terms of a Final Agreement would begin.” Last week, Brian Crane, the chief negotiator for the Ontario government, and Potts both spoke to The West Carleton Review-EMC about the draft AIG. If approved, this agreement would be the ﬁrst Aboriginal land claim to result in a treaty in Ontario since 1924. With the treaty, Crane said he believes “the conditions for the Algonquins will improve immensely and the business climate will improve. It’s a major piece of unﬁnished business, to get this resolved for Ontario and for Canada as well.” Major components of the draft agreement include the provision of land, harvesting rights and a ﬁnancial package. Harvesting rights refer to hunting, ﬁshing and trapping, including rights to do so in Algonquin Provincial Park according to guidelines that include a ﬁsh management plan. Crane says there will be no change in Algonquin Provincial Park administration, but the Algonquins are to be consulted on the park’s use
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with them. The more than $300 million in ﬁnancial payout, said Potts, is to be used for economic development, to supplement social services, to stimulate social programs yet to be developed, to provide future education and other stimuli for Algonquins for generations to come. Putting the eventual treaty together, says Potts, is probably a three- or four-year process. The treaty would then be subject to approval by the Ontario and federal governments before becoming constitutionally-entrenched. The negotiator says it’s important the general public in the affected areas “needs to know that this is a piece of unﬁnished business that has been waiting to be ﬁnalized for a very long period of time. It was started by people to bring this to conclusion almost a quarter of a millennium ago. “We’re doing our best to reconcile these various issues. I can tell the people that are not a part of the direct negotiations … that we have made a real honest effort to put together an agreement that would be fair to the Algonquins while not overly intrusive to the public that we recognize are our neighbours in the region.” Some of the AIG’s other highlights include: • Ontario would transfer absolute ownership of identiﬁed settlement land parcels to one or more Algonquin institutions. This form of ownership would be the same, subject to certain exceptions, as all other private lands in the province, and would include mineral rights. • Canada and Ontario would retain ownership of the beds of navigable waters that are on settlement lands. • Ontario would not transfer public roads, but may transfer some unopened road allowances which it owns. Ontario would not transfer road allowances owned by a municipality, but municipalities may transfer some road allowances under their jurisdiction. • Interests on settlement lands existing at the time of transfer would continue on those lands after transfer to an Algonquin institution. Existing interests include, but are not limited to, hunt camps, public utilities, trap lines, mining leases and claims, and aggregate licences. With files from Craig Bakay
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EMC news - Jennifer McKenzie, chairwoman of Ottawa’s public school board, has announced her intention to seek the provincial New Democratic Party’s nomination in Ottawa Centre. McKenzie, a former electrical engineer who has served as chairwoman of the board for two years and trustee for Kitchissippi/Somerset for six, cited recent decisions by the McGuinty Liberals as her motivation for running. She joins former Ottawa city councillor Alex Cullen in contention for the nomination. Recent labour strife between the provincial government and the public elementary and secondary school boards factors heavily into McKenzie’s decision, which was made after “a lot of time, and careful consideration.” “I think it’s the right thing to do,” said McKenzie. “We’ve been caught in the middle – normally we would be partners in the bargaining process.” The Ottawa-Centre riding has been held by Liberal Yasir Naqvi since 2007. McKenzie’s dissatisfaction with the governing Liberals goes beyond the current tension between the public boards and the province, which was heightened by the imposition of Bill 115 and the subsequent job action initiated by the teacher unions. “Public education is one
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Wynne looks to win McGuinty’s job
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EMC news - Attendance was strong at local leadership election meetings last weekend, as the six candidates for Ontario Liberal Party leader looked to garner support. The combined results showed front-runners Kathleen Wynne and Sandra Pupatello still in that position. One of Wynne’s most successful riding was Renfrew-NipissingPembroke, which she visited Saturday night at Cobden’s West Way Bar & Grill. There she met with Liberal party supporters, including some local voting delegates. The Don Valley West MPP also had an opportunity to meet with local teachers, following the recent and controversial implementation of Bill 115 to impose contracts on teachers across the province who did not have agreements in place. In Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke last Saturday, 88 Liberals were eligible to vote, of which 40 did. Seventy per cent, or 28 votes, went to Wynne and another 25 per cent (or 10 votes) to Pupatello. Single votes went to former MPP and MP Gerard Kennedy, who finished second to Dalton McGuinty in a bid
for the Liberal Party leadership, and St. Paul’s MPP Eric Hoskins. Following a coin toss in Kennedy’s favour, Wynne has 11 local voting delegates, Pupatello four and Kennedy one. The other candidates are Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa and Mississauga Erindale MPP Harinder Takhar. Local delegates at the leadership convention Jan 25 to 27 in Toronto will include Derek Nighbor, who lost a close Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke election to Conservative John Yakabuski in 2003. The other ‘Wynne’ delegates are Lucille and Patrick Nighbor, Meredith Caplan Jamieson, Barry Robinson, Izett McBride, Gail Richardson, Maggie Conway, Louise Edmonds, Kevin Dunbar and Rebecca Jean Dunbar. A total of 1,837 Liberal Party members cast ballots last weekend, including Derek Nighbor, who grew up in Pembroke and now works in Toronto for the Food and Consumer Products of Canada. “I’m supporting Kathleen because she’s a proven leader,” said Nighbor. “She’s compassionate, she’s thoughtful, she knows her issues. Talking to people here in the riding, it’s clear, as minister of municipal
Leadership candidate Katherine Wynne speaks to the media following a speech she made to Renfrew Liberal faithful at a gathering in Cobden. affairs and housing, transportation, aboriginal affairs and transportation, she’s always been up on the issues. “She’s always been approachable, accountable and responsible. At this stage, the Ontario Liberal Party needs a little bit of renewal, we need some ideas, and I think Kathleen is going to be a big part of bringing that to bear.”
As many Liberal Party supporters know, the 59-year-old Wynne is married to Jane Routhwaite. Wynne also has three children and two grandchildren. The Toronto Star said “being openly gay could hurt her chances, either in winning the leadership or in a general election to follow.” Lake Dore resident Tom Adamchick, who’s president
of the local federal Liberal Party Riding Association, said he likes Wynne’s candidacy for premier largely because many of her cabinet portfolios have involved issues that resonate in Renfrew County. Another delegate is Eganville resident Meredith Caplan Jamieson whose family has been closed tied to the world of politics. Her brother (David) is a former member of Premier McGuinty’s cabinet, while her mother (Elinor) was a provincial or federal member of Parliament from 1985 to 2004. Until last May both Meredith and husband Rob Jamieson were members of the Liberal Party’s federal executive. After getting to known Wynne over the last several years, Meredith says the Don Valley MPP is a real consensus-builder who brings people to the table. “She’s a politician for all people —urban, rural, minority, majority. She has an amazing way of connecting with people,” said Jamieson. The first candidate in the leadership race was Glen Murray, who was in Cobden last Saturday. Heading into the later stages of the leadership campaign, Murray said Wynne is conciliatory, thoughtful and
full of integrity. WYNNE’S COMMENTS “I know we’ve got momentum, and there’s lots that can happen on the convention floor, but the first step was to get delegates from each of the ridings, and you guys have done just a fabulous job, and I’m very, very grateful,” said Wynne. “I’m grateful because I want to go on to represent you … We can go a couple of ways. We can be more divided and continue on a path of rural versus urban, and buy into that kind of divisiveness. B “We all want great education. We all want great health care. We all need to invest in infrastructure, so business will come to Ontario, so that business comes to all parts of the province. And we’re only going to do that if we work together.” Wynne also spoke out about the importance of needing the Liberals to continue to govern. She said she’s ready for an election, if it happens, but it’s more important to continue to govern and get things done. Alluding to the teachers sitting in the same room, she added, “We have some bridges to build.”
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Constance Bay legion to host Robbie Burns supper Kathryn Scott Legion branch 616
EMC events - All the traditional Scottish elements will be present at the Burns Supper to be held at Royal Canadian Legion branch 616 on Friday, Jan. 25. Robbie Burns is a Scottish national hero who was an accomplished poet, writer and song writer. Many of his poems have inspired other musicians to set them to music and are now familiar Scottish folk songs songs. Jan. 25 is his birth date and a night where Scots and would be Scots
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New public school announced for north Kanata Earl of March and South March schools to undergo needed expansions Jessica Cunha and Jennifer McIntosh firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC news - The province gave the green light for a new public elementary school in north Kanata on Monday, Jan. 14. As well, Earl of March Secondary School and South March Public School are both slated for expansions, as is Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School in Barrhaven and Mutchmor Public School in the Glebe. The province is providing $47.9 million of capital funding for the Ottawa public school board. Northern Kanata has long been in need of more spaces
for students. “Now the province has recognized that,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. The new elementary school will house kindergarten students up to Grade 6, said Wilkinson. The location of the school hasn’t been determined yet, she added. South March will receive a 10-room expansion and an addition for grades 7 and 8 students will be constructed at Earl of March. “My understanding is they’re going to build a (grades) 7 and 8 attachment closer to The Parkway,” said Wilkinson, during her ward council meeting on Jan. 14.
A north Kanata accommodation review committee spent more than a year researching and debating various solutions to the overcrowding of public schools in the area. More than 800 extra seats were said to be needed for September 2012 and 1,750 required by 2014. A plan to ease the overcrowding – which included a new school, and the additions for South March and Earl of March, was approved by Ottawa public school board trustees in April last year. Former Kanata trustee Cathy Curry presented a motion that included approval for a new elementary school for Kanata north along with
an eight-room addition at South March Public School and an addition to the Earl of March Secondary School. “This is great news for our students, staff and community,” said Bronwyn Funiciello, vice-chair of the school board, in a press release. “The board of trustees worked very hard to develop a capital priorities list that reflected the diversity of capital needs in our district. Today’s announcement will provide great opportunities for innovation in our learning environments.” Construction is set to begin in 2014, with opening dates the following year if everything runs according to
Constance Bay to hold Winter Carnival EMC events - There will be fun for all ages at the Constance Bay Winter Carnival to be held at the Community Centre the first weekend in February. Kicking off with a Texas hold’em poker tournament on Friday first, Saturday sees Snow pitch games, reptiles for the kids, ice hockey matches
for the youngsters, then an exhibition game of Ice hockey by West Carleton’s answer to the Harlem Globe Trotters on ice – the WildCats! – be sure to watch this event for laughs. Dinner on Saturday will be a Caribbean delight and is followed by the Steve Thomas band ( entry to the band is free). On Sunday there will be
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EMC news – Ontario’s public school teachers backed away from walking out of class to take part in political protests Wednesday and last Friday, but they are continuing the fight against Bill 115. And that leaves the fate of extra-curricular activities for students very much up in the air. Both public school elementary and secondary students are being urged by their unions to forego involvement in extra-curriculars for now, and perhaps as long as two years, if the provincial government doesn’t relent on its
decision to impose contracts on them through Bill 115. However, as the teachers are no longer in a legal strike position, the unions can’t force them to not participate in sports, drama, music, clubs, field trips and the like. Nevertheless, only a very few teachers have so far renewed their extra-curricular activities, although some teams have resumed play with community volunteers at the helm. At West Carleton Secondary School, the school’s basketball team has resumed its season, and the team was to play in a tournament this weekend. Community volunteers have stepped in to assist with the team. R0011861139_0117
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STUDENTS BENEFIT Donna Blackburn, the trustee for Barrhaven, said prior to the official announcement she was excited about the possibility of an expansion of the school. “I think everyone in the community worked really hard to see this project become a reality,” she said. “The process worked.” Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi announced the funding at Mutchmor Public School. “I’m pleased that the students at the Ottawa Carleton
District School Board will benefit from our investments to provide better school buildings,” Naqvi said in a press release. “We know that when students are in good learning environments, they can focus on their learning.” The province’s Minister of Education, Laurel Broten said the funding would ensure students would have safe and modern places to learn and grow. “Investing in our schools is critical to helping every student reach his or her full potential and succeed,” she said. With files from David Johnston
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Children, adults share some of the simple wonders of nature of the snow nearby. â€œRabbit droppings are flat and one at a time.â€? She then points to the deer tracks and says, â€œHeâ€™s not far away because thatâ€™s a deep track.â€? She also holds up a deer hoof brought along for the walk. The hoof came from a deer that was killed on the road, she says. Vegetation visited during the walk included a sugar maple. Weber identified the maple as one of two trees whose opposite branches appear on every stem. The other is ash. Then she comes to a speckled alder plant, where she tells the group that one can use a knife to peel back the bark and use scrapings to clean oneâ€™s teeth. â€œIt tastes bad,â€? concludes one youngster after a brief taste-test. During the walk, student Johvi Leeck of Almonte shares some silver birch buds
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EMC lifestyle - â€œKids and snow go together.â€? The words come from 88year-old naturalist Martha Webber, as she watches three laughing youngsters plunk themselves in the snow during Sundayâ€™s nature walk at the Carp Ridge Learning Centre. But adults and snow go together, too, as this walk through the woods for more than a dozen people included several adults. The walk lasted only 45 minutes, but thatâ€™s only because the first hour was spent bottling water in film canisters and then in different fabrics (to determine their insulation factor) and building an igloo-like structure known as a quinzee snow shelter. Youngsters and adults dug into the pile of snow, left by the snow plow, to create their own refuge from the elements. The answer to the bottled water experiment came at the end of the walk, when it was shown that wool was vastly superior to denim (cotton) and a reminder that people need to dress in the right material when outdoors. While explaining the purpose of the experiment, sixyear-old Sacha Hess asked, to smiles from adults in the group, â€œIs that science?â€? The cost of the walk is $3 per person, or $10 per family of four or fewer, but itâ€™s worth every penny, said Carp residents Anne Bonidan and Marc Lucas who came out with their daughters Claire and Madeline. â€œWe come out often,â€? said Lucas. â€œWeâ€™ve been out
while equating the taste with that of commercial root beer. Following the walk, Webber offered boiled tea made from pine needles and linden flowers. The latter are abundant in Ottawa parks, says Webber, largely because they provide such good shade. Those relaxing indoors after Sundayâ€™s walk included Ottawa residents Detlef Hess and Nancy Elias, their children Annika and Sacha, and one of their daughterâ€™s crosscountry ski friends. â€œIt was wonderful, the combination of being outdoors, hearing interpretations, and the tips and tidbits,â€? sais Elias. â€œIt was great. Marthaâ€™s very knowledgeable.â€? THREE ITEMS TO BRING
In the same room, Marc Lucas picked up a copy of Paul Rezendesâ€™s book, Tracking & See NATURE, page 23
Naturalist Martha Webber packages film canisters of hot water in different fabrics, to show how some materials are better insulators than others. snowshoeing in the area, and we like being around Martha. Our kids like being in natural settings.â€? Thereâ€™s already enough television and computer time in kidsâ€™ lives, he added. â€œIt basically needs to be balanced,â€? said Lucas, noting how thereâ€™s so much evidence of how peopleâ€™s behaviour improves for the better when engaged in outdoor activities. This particular walk started
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with an examination of a large white pine tree and the naturalistâ€™s question of how many needles there are in each cluster. She offers a clue, saying, â€œHow many letters in white?â€? Of course, the answer was five. Webberâ€™s used to kids. She has two who have grown up, but it could be argued that sheâ€™s even more used to nature. The native of Maine received her masterâ€™s degree in botany from the University of New Hampshire about 60
years ago, and later came to Canada after falling in love with a Canadian. Years later, her fascination with the outdoors remains intact. â€œIâ€™ve been a naturalist all my life. I was brought up on a farm,â€? says Webber, whose nature walk included identification of deer tracks, animal droppings and several types of vegetation. â€œDeer droppings look like raisins,â€? says Webber, pointing to ones that appear on top
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Sacha Hess of Ottawa digs deep into the heart of this quinzee (aka igloo-like structure) during Sundayâ€™s nature walk at the Carp Ridge Learning Centre.
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Naturalist Martha Webber stops under a white pine tree, during Sunday’s nature walk, to ask how many pine needles there are in each cluster. The answer is five. STEVE NEWMAN/METROLAND
Sunday’s nature walk ended with a few minutes indoors to relax and enjoy this tea made from linden flowers and pine needles. Linden flowers appear on trees in parks throughout the City of Ottawa.
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the Art of Seeing. He scrutinizes the book’s illustrations of different wildlife tracks. Meanwhile, Webber wraps up the day by asking no one in particular what three things are best taken into the wild, in case one is injured or lost. Her answer is an orange garbage bag, a whistle and a kerchief (or large handkerchief). The bag is visible and can serve as a great insulator. Three blasts of the
whistle are an excellent way to identify one’s location and to say, “I need help.” And the kerchief can serve as a head cover or as a rope to tie things together. Whatever Sunday it is, Webber says she hopes the walks are fun and heighten awareness of our surroundings, especially for children. “I want them to be aware of what’s out there,” says Webber, who recently received the Dorothy Walter Award for
Leadership from the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario. The award was for developing leadership qualities in Ontario youth through outdoor education. To learn more about the Carp Ridge Learning Centre’s nature walks and other activities, visit www. carpridgelearningcentre.ca or call 613-839-1179. The walks normally happen the first Sunday of the month.
University of Ottawa environmental education PhD student Julie Comber checks out the branches on this speckled alder, which serve as a fine tooth-cleaner.
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EMC news - A 24-yearold McNab-Braeside man has been charged with setting a Dec. 28 fire that damaged contents in the Hart store and forced a store closure that is still in effect. Arnprior OPP announced earlier this week that the suspect has been charged with arson-damage to property, and mischief over $5,000. Jason Dennis was released on an appearance notice for court in Renfrew on Jan. 30. Firefighters and police were called to the store mid-morning that Friday to deal with the fire that witnesses say appeared to have been started in the back area of the store near the toy section where the wool is kept. The mall manager and a witness used extinguishers to try to quell the small fire, but smoke quickly forced them out. Firefighters and police evacuated the mall, got the fire under control and worked to rid the store and mall of thick smoke. STORE CLOSED
While most of the mall reopened Saturday, Hart remains closed. Hart regional supervisor
John Pinkerton said the store is expected to be closed for at least several more weeks as clean-up continues. “We’re still dealing with the situation of cleaning up and assessing where do we go from here,” said Pinkerton. Smoke and water damage were incurred in the incident but a dollar figure has not been attached to the fire as of yet, he said. Arnprior Fire Chief John Okum said a member of the public had come forward to raise concerns about the evacuation procedures in place at the mall. Further investigation revealed, said Okum, that no one pulled the fire alarm as the evacuation was taking place. Announcements were made over the mall’s PA system and when Hart’s sprinkler system activated, the alarms sounded automatically, said Okum. “Basically the system operated as intended,” he said. “All systems worked in accordance with regulations.” The fire department will complete a full inspection of the shopping centre, said Okum. The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office was also involved in the investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact OPP Det. Const. Trevor Nicholas at 613-623-3131 or 1-888-310-1122.
Police arrested 24-year-old Jason Dennis, of Braeside, and charged him with arson following the Dec. 28 fire at the Hart store in the Arnprior Shopping Centre.
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Carp Fashionista is stylin’ on CBC Erica Wark shares wardrobe tips, insights to spring trends Derek Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org
One of Canada’s most prominent fashion advisors in Erica Wark, of Carp, who sat down for a chat at Alice’s Resturant recently to talk clothing trends and tips.
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Wark spends a lot of time studying the latest trends and attending fashion shows in New York. She offers a few insights into this spring’s new looks. “For women it’s metallics,” she said, adding that silvers and golds are typically Christmas colours, but not in 2013. “Metallics in all designs. And Hawaiian prints. And hibiscus prints.”
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ﬁve ways. That saves space.” She doesn’t go so far as to say a wardrobe will change the world. But it can help with conﬁdence and ensure that allimportant ﬁrst impression is a good one. “How you present yourself is just as important, in the very beginning, as what you do after,” Wark said. A good wardrobe is a good investment, she suggested.
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mon mistake men make is ﬁtting. It doesn’t make much sense to Wark to purchase an expensive suit if it isn’t tailored right. The same holds true for all articles of clothing. The most common mistake for woman is not understanding their body type. It should be about directing attention to the most ﬂattering parts of the body while downplaying other areas. She is quick to add that there are exceptions to every rule. Step three is mixing and matching. Wark teaches clients how to get better mileage out of individual items. She also specializes in economizing a wardrobe for travel. “It gives them time to think of other things instead of what to pack in a bag,” she said. “You can wear the same pants
way deliberately. She says she keeps her prices low to be accessible by people of all income levels. “Because of discounts I get on clothes, what they pay me is usually covered,” Wark said. She walks clients through a three-step process. First they sit and chat so she can get a feel for what they are like. Wark is careful not to smother their individuality; she just aims to give it a boost. She goes through the client’s closet, getting rid of some items while reorganizing others. They make a shopping list together. “People only use about 20 per cent of what’s in their closet,” Wark said. “Think of the money you are spending.”
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EMC business – A Blouse Story. A blouse is on a hook in a shop, feeling it serves no purpose in life. “Sigh.” Then one day the blouse is taken off the hook, tried on, and is put in a bag. The blouse is taken to a permanent home. It is worn for the ﬁrst time. It is suddenly made to feel it has purpose. In return, its new master feels conﬁdent. It somehow magically brings a winning smile to its master’s face. The master lands a new job wearing the blouse. The blouse is worn frequently as part of a go-to outﬁt. The master starts taking better care of herself. She eats better. She goes out with friends more often. Maybe she meets that someone special. Her life is changed for the better. “All because of a blouse,” said Erica Wark, a personal stylist and fashion journalist from Carp who appears regularly on national television. “It’s incredible to see their self-esteem grow each time I see them.” A Blouse Story is ﬁction, of course, but not far from the truth in Wark’s world. Along with about 20 appearances as the ofﬁcial fashionista on CBC’s Steven and Chris show, Wark’s home business just outside the Village of Carp sees her lending advice as a personal stylist. Doctors, politicians, stayat-home moms: the twentysomething’s clientele is as varied as the clothing and accessory combinations she is puts together. She does it that
She also mentioned a 1960’s inﬂuence this year, speciﬁcally the Twiggy-inspired shiftdress. Asked if fashion follows the zeitgeist, the current sociopolitical scene coming from populist roots; or if it comes from top-down; Wark said designers tend to follow the lead of three or four top designers, Karl Lagerfeld and others. So, how does a girl from a village in the Ottawa Valley land in the spectacular CBC building in downtown Toronto? “Talent and chemistry, I guess,” said Wark. “That’s the only way someone like me, from little Carp, gets the opportunity to appear on national television.” Before Steven and Chris, Wark was a regular guest on a similar-type show in Ottawa. The producer of the Roger’s show called the Steven and Chris producer and said she had “it.” She was invited to audition. Wark hit it off immediately upon meeting Chris. A couple of hours later while passing Brockville on Highway 401, she got the call. “I was crying in the car,” she said. “They are both so down to earth. They get along just as well off camera as on. And they never forget how lucky they are. They’re really Canadian that way.” Wark’s website is ericawark. com.
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Janis Miller Hall is the feature artist for the Kanata Civic Art Gallery’s newest exhibit, entitled “Winter Tapestry” running from Jan. 9 to Feb. 10. She poses with one of her favourite paintings, titled “Escape the Blues” in her Dunrobin home studio.
Newest hanging will feature Dunrobin artist
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EMC news - Dunrobin’s Janis Miller Hall is the feature artist for the Kanata Civic Art Gallery’s newest exhibit, running from Jan. 9 to Feb. 10. The hanging, entitled “Wintery Tapestry,” is special because it’s the last exhibit before the Beaverbrook library closes for renovations. Both organizations are located in the Mlacak Centre but the gallery and other services offered will remain open to the public during construction. “The library closes mid February and it will affect the gallery signiﬁcantly,” said Hall, adding less people will visit the centre. “We have to constantly remind people that we’re still there and still open.” At least half a dozen of Hall’s work will be on display during the exhibit, which feature wintery scenes both at home and abroad. “Even though the show coming up is called Winter Tapestry, a few of the paintings will be of winter in the south,” said Hall, who lived in the Bahamas for three years. One of her favourite pieces is a large painting entitled Escape the Blues and features a beach in Mexico during the winter months. “There’s a peacefulness to it,” said Hall, adding she tends
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to go south every winter. “It’s the lighting that’s different; the quality of the light,” she said of why she enjoys painting the sea. “And just the colours, the colours are so intense; all the aquas and the turquoises of the sea. Whereas here, especially during winters in Canada, our colours are very muted.” ‘PAINTING WITH BUTTER’ Hall, a member of the Kanata gallery since its inception, mainly uses oils and pastels but also enjoys working with mixed media, encaustics, landscapes and ﬁgures. “I started working with pastels mainly because I love to draw. I am a realist artist so drawing is really important to me,” she said, adding pastels lend themselves to lots of colour. “Oils I like because the feel of them … it’s almost like painting with butter. They have a very luscious feel and they’re really rich and intense. They have a look, a more luminous look than some of the more modern paints.” Hall also works with models one day a week drawing ﬁgures. “That’s like, for me, a musician doing scales,” she said. “The ﬁgure work is the most challenging because of the
way we judge it … If you get an aspect of the human ﬁgure wrong, everybody recognizes that.” She said having “really good art teachers” in high school helped her pursue her career choice. She attended the University of Toronto for ﬁne arts and took the creative arts program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont. Aside from creating art, Hall teaches classes at Wallack’s Art Supply in Bells Corners and works part time on the sales ﬂoor. “It’s very helpful working for a company that works in art supplies,” she said, adding she enjoys teaching her classes. “It’s so much fun. I probably get as much from them as they get from me. The enthusiasm, a lot of people in the class tend to be retired people … their enthusiasm when they achieve something, they’re just thrilled.” Hall is also a member of the Kanata Artists Studio Tour, which invites the public to visit artists in their homes and takes place every spring. “Art is important to me, culture is important. It’s all around us,” said Hall. The Kanata Civic Art Gallery, located at 2500 Campeau Dr. in the Mlacak Centre, hosts a new exhibition every month. For more information and hours of operation, visit kanatagallery.ca.
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