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It's figure skating time at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp this coming Tuesday, Feb. 21. That's when the West Carleton Skating Club is presenting its annual Showcase event featuring skaters from its StarSkater program, ranging from junior and intermediate to senior. Skaters will be performing solo, dance and skills routines, much to the delight of all of the onlookers. In addition, members of the West Carleton Skating Club's Special Olympics Team will be performing at the event. Showcase will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 21. There is no admission fee as anyone interested can drop by and watch the skaters perform their group and solo numbers. And figure skating fans are reminded that the West Carleton Skating Club, along with the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association, will be hosting the Battle of the Blades competition on Saturday, March 25. This is just like the television program where a figure skater is matched up with a hockey player to perform together on the ice. West Carleton-March city councillor Eli El-Chantiry has agreed to be a judge at the event. Admission is a donation to the West Carleton Food Access Centre. John Curry/Metroland It's going to be an event not to be West Carleton Skating Club skaters who are preparing for the Club’s Showcase event on Feb. 21 at the W. missed! See WEST CARLETON, page 2

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The West Carleton Skating Club is committed to the development of skaters of all ages, with programs from learn-toskate for youngsters to programs for more advanced skaters up to gold level testing. The West Carleton Skating Club is fully sanctioned by Skate Canada and operates as a not-for-profit volunteer-based community organization. Programs are held at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp. The West Carleton Skating Club teaches according to Skate Canada levels and guidelines. The PreCanSkate program is a beginner CanSkate program for youngsters aged 3 to 5. The session begins with a warm-up in the dressing room led by a coach who then leads the group out onto the ice. CanSkate is a national certified program offered by sanctioned Skate Canada clubs. It is a basic six-level, learn-to-skate program that serves as an introduction to all ice sports including figure skating and hockey. CanSkate lessons involve at least two professional coaches and are taught in a group format.

The coaches are supported by program assistants who are figure skaters from the club who have been trained by the coaches under Skate Canada guidelines. New skaters are assigned to a CanSkate level according to skating experience and age. Skaters progress through the sixbadge format on an individual basis. Progression is monitored and assessed continuously. CanSkate is the feeder program to the STARSkate and CanPower programs. STARSkate provides opportunities for skaters of all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada tests through a nationally standardized testing system. The junior program is an introduction into STARSkate. Skaters who have passed CanSkate Level 4 or are otherwise recommended by a coach may move up to the Juniors program. Lessons are held in a group format with some independent skating required. The Intermediate program is for Juniors who are ready to

skate independently and who are recommended by a coach to move into this Intermediate level. Skaters are coached privately, semi-privately or in small groups. Senior skaters are those in the STARSkate program at the intermediate level and who have completed all junior bronze tests. Skaters are generally coached privately at this level. Coaches with the West Carleton Skating Club include Brent Carty, Lauryn Rochon-Kaiser, Cristy Gravelle, Patrick Hahn, Margie Hill-Carty, Janet HillTobali, Ben Tobali and Laura Shwetz. Members of the executive team of the West Carleton Skating Club are Claire Atherfold, president; Sherri Szabados, vicepresident; Debbie Heuchert, secretary; Melody Rochon, registrar; Marcel Stel, treasurer; Debra Barrett, test chair; and Cristy Gravelle, coaches liaison. The West Carleton Skating Club is a volunteer organization run by parents and assisted by the club’s senior skaters. The John Curry/Metroland club does some fundraising to West Carleton Skating Club skaters who will be participating in the Club’s Showcase help offset costs, keep fees down and ensure that programs can be event on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp are (from left) Anda Hou, Antong Hou, Lauryn Rochon-Kaiser and Aliya Walker. run successfully.

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Membership doubles in fitness programs Community Centre. Take a break and relax, talk and socialize over a cup of tea. Bring along your own mug and tea if you have a favourite. Share time and ideas with friends, both old and new. Nancy Butler, who has just returned to the Bay area after several years in Newfoundland, will be facilitating these “recesses.” A movie matinee featuring Slumdog Millionaire will take place on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Centre. This was declared the best film of 2008 by the Academy Awards. There will be free popcorn and pop.

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The fitness programs at the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre have seen membership double in the past year. There are over 150 people enrolled in the All-In program while over 100 gym memberships have been sold. A new program introduced in January is now offering All-In classes five days a week, with a new Gentle Stretch and Balance class specifically designed for older adults. “Recess with Nancy” will take place on Wednesdays, Feb. 22 and March 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the

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CBBCA's Board of Directors all set to go for coming year BY JOHN CURRY john.curry@metroland.com

The Board of Directors of the Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Association (CBBCA) is all set for 2017. A new board was elected at the CBBCA annual general meeting Feb. 12, with 21 of the possible 22 positions filled, all by acclamation. The new board will now have the option of filling the one remaining vacant position. Angela Bernhardt once again heads the CBBCA Board, having been re-elected as president. Ian Glen, who was the immediate past president, is returning to the board as vice-president. Donna Pritlove will be the treasurer for the coming year while Len Russell will continue as secretary.

Eight out of the ten board positions with a specific portfolio were filled as follows: bar Penny Johnson; canteen - Anita Kamps; membership - Cindy Pratt; property - Kevin Pratt; sports - Gayla Weatherall; youth - Awtar Koonar; adults 55+ - Andy Rapoch; and volunteers - Tracey Bloom. Two positions with specific portfolios, namely communications and social/events, were not filled but then one more director at large above the usual eight was elected, so the new board has at present 21 members. A total of 22 members is the maximum allowed under the CBBCA constitution. Elected as CBBCA directors at large were Ian Thurston, Virginia Blondin, Karen Shiller, Ivo Mokros, Linda Lachance, Jo-Ann Campbell, Graham Ginsberg, Bob Dupuis and Bob McGee.

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Officers for the Board of Directors of the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Association, elected at the Association’s annual general meeting on Feb. 12, are (from left) vice president Ian Glen, president Angela Bernhardt and secretary Len Russell. Missing is treasurer Donna Pritlove.

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Major renovation projects coming up in 2017 BY JOHN CURRY John.curry@metroland.com

The Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre (CBBCA) will see major renovation projects in 2017. CBBCA's secretary Len Russell reported at the centre's annual general meeting Feb. 12 that the replacement of the main floor washrooms will be done this year. This will involve a complete overhaul of the space including new fixtures and new flooring. The women's cubicles will be increased in size. A storage room for chairs and tables will be part of the project as will the creation of a maintenance room. This project is being fully funded by the City of Ottawa and should be completed in the first half of the year. The other major project is the creation of a

new, more spacious and equipped kitchen on the second floor, with the current bar area relocated to the back corner of the hall. The hall capacity, however, will remain as is at 208 people despite losing a small portion of hall space to the relocated bar area. The new kitchen will have 40 feet of counter space for food preparation as well as 20 feet of counter space with sinks for cleanup purposes. There will be up to eight work stations in the kitchen. The new kitchen will offer, as Len Russell said in his remarks, a "totally different experience" from what has been the case up to now with the current kitchen facility at the community centre. The space under the new counters will be used for rolling carts for cutlery, china, glasses and the like, allowing for easy set up and clean up.

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The Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre is getting a new name. It is going to be named after Northwind Wireless, which has purchased the facility’s naming rights for $50,000, paying

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and Willola Beach. In addition to the sale of the naming rights for the Community Centre, the CBBCA has reached an agreement with the city of Ottawa which allows the CBBCA to sell to local businesses the naming rights to the main rooms in the building such as the main hall and the gym.

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Family Day could be viewed as Skate Day for West Carleton. Residents have the opportunity to enjoy a couple of free skate outings. West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry is hosting a free skate on Family Day Monday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Carleton Community Complex (Sensplex Cavanagh Arena), 5670 Carp Road at Kinburn Sideroad. In addition, Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren is hosting a free family skate day at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata Monday, Feb. 20 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Residents of the Carleton-Mississippi Mills riding, which includes West Carleton, are invited to attend and have fun at this free Family Day Skate. Those planning to attend the family skate day hosted by MPP MacLaren are asked to take along one non-perishable food item that will be donated to the local food bank.

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The 11th annual Old Sled Run sets out from the West Carleton Legion in Constance Bay, 377 Allbirch Rd., this Sunday, Feb. 19. Featuring the area's best Vintage Snowmobile Show, the event kicks off at 8 to 10 a.m. with a buffet breakfast at the legion for $5 per person. Registration for the sled run is $10 per sled, which is a 100 per cent donation to Legion Branch 616. The old sleds leave at 10 a.m. and awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m., with complimentary chili back at the legion for participants. The Old Sled Run route is about 40 km in total, from the legion over the Ottawa River to Gavan's Hotel in Quyon and back. For more details, contact Mike O'Reilly online at mikeor.cbay@gmail.com.

Canada's 150th birthday that Bunker Dief-FUN-days are being held this year. There will be daily indoor activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including a scavenger hunt, pin-pong ball obstacle course, beard colouring contest, snow cones, and more. Outdoor activities each day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (depending on the weather) will include an obstacle course, snow sculptures, tug-of-war and more. There will be hot chocolate served each day as well as a special carnival cake on Family Day. Participating in the indoor and outdoor activities over the four days are all included in the regular price of admission to Diefenbunker. The Diefenbunker Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults are $14 plus HST while seniors are $13 plus HST. Students are $10 plus HST and youth (aged 6 to 18) are $8 plus HST. Children five and under are admitted free. Parking at Diefenbunker is free. And while we are talking about the Diefenbunker, don't forget it is holding a March break spy camp from

March 13 to March 17. Youngsters aged 7 to 12 will master the skills of secret agents at this camp. They will learn the art of espionage, develop disguises for cover, make and break codes, create and use spy gadgets, go on scavenger hunts and get a real taste of what it's like to be a spy. Each day of spy camp will have a different theme. On Monday, March 13, it's The Art of Espionage. Making and Breaking Codes will be the theme Tuesday, March 14 while Wednesday, March 15 will focus on disguises. Investigation: Hunt for the Mole is the theme Thursday, March 16 and The Science Behind Spying is the theme Friday, March 17, where participants will learn how to dust for fingerprints and to read invisible ink. Spy camp will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the option of before care from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and after care from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March break spy camp is $235 per child for the week or $55 per child per day. There is the option of full week or daily registration. For more information, please email spycamp@diefenbunker.ca or call 613-839-0007, ext. 274.

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tion of “community.” Part of being a community is knowing what is going on locally, is knowing who are your neighbours, is taking pride in being part of that defined space that is known as “your community.” Indeed, Canada can be viewed as a vast community of communities with common values and ideals. And what is a significant feature of a local community? Yes, that’s right — you are holding it in your hands right now. The community newspaper. A robust community newspaper industry is one way of protecting and growing our local communities. Vibrant communities are, we believe, just as vital to the future of our society as is a robust democracy. Communities are the stage on which people primarily come together. That’s why all Canadians must take seriously proposals to strengthen our journalism vehicles in this country, including community newspapers. A media in crisis endangers both our democracy and our communities. With two such pillars of our society being under threat from pressures on the media these days, taking steps to assist the media in meeting these current challenges should be of interest to all Canadians.

Tennis comeback may get traction from Davis Cup

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ost of the headlines that came out of the weekend of Davis Cup tennis in Ottawa dealt with the disqualification of a young Canadian player, Denis Shapovalov. Seventeen years old, losing badly and in a rage over his own poor performance, Shapovalov whacked a ball after losing a point and accidentally struck the umpire in the eye. Clearly remorseful, he was nonetheless disqualified and, with the disqualification, Canada was eliminated from Davis Cup competition by Great Britain. This was sad, but it did provide a teachable moment for parents all across the nation. See what happens when you lose your temper? Having a teachable moment is always useful, but it’s too bad that this particular incident obscured some of the more positive aspects of the tennis weekend.

country club image and becoming a game everybody wanted to play. Then the momentum faded. No one knows exactly why. The aging baby boomers may be a factor: Funny Town middle-aged knees objected to the stress of moving around on the court; middle-aged athletes decided that golf would be better. For one thing, the crowds were And, indeed, golf enjoyed a good — despite the high cost of tickets, the competition of Winter- boom, partly for the reasons mentioned above, partly because of the lude and the run-up to the Super Bowl. Also, the tennis was excellent, popularity of Tiger Woods and and that could help stimulate inter- other prominent pro golfers. The number of golfers mushroomed, as est in tennis in the capital area. did the number of golf courses. Tennis is one of the great Then that stopped. Were the participation sports, challenging and physically demanding, yet one boomers getting too old even for golf ? Nobody knows. If we learn that can be played well into old age. Yet it has had ups and downs. anything at all from this, it is that you can’t predict how human beings The 1970s and ’80s saw a boom are going to behave. The buzz now in tennis. Participation increased dramatically, the number of courts is that tennis is on its way back. Who knows why? increased, and it looked like the The Davis Cup matches, played, game was taking off, shaking off its

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gave you hope that another surge might be on the way. With luck, hard work and good guidance, young Dennis Shapovalov could be the one who leads the way.

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Stretch of Bayview is beyond repair Dear editor, Further to David Johnston's report on potholes in the Jan. 26 issue of the West Carleton Review, I have phoned 3-1-1 on several occasions and the public works crew has been quick to respond. Many times in the past year I have phoned 3-1-1 about the 30-plus potholes on Woodkilton Road where it meets Thomas Dolan Parkway. The patched holes are like a jigsaw puzzle. There needs to be a 30 foot long strip patch to cover the whole area, not just the holes that grow. A week later the small patch is out and more potholes have appeared.

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The brain is like a complex computer. It, like computers, relays information in micro-fractions of a second. For decades, neuroscientists have been puzzled about how, exactly, this particular type of computer was programmed. Until now. University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute professors André Longtin and Leonard Maler have uncovered something to help the rest of us understand how we think, move and remember. To make it happen, 20 years ago the two scientists combined their respected fields — Longtin is a physicist, Maler is a neurobiologist — to figure out how to decode the human brain. “The principals were basically: What is it inside our brain and what does focus mean, what does it look like inside the brain when we focus,” Longtin said. “And we found the neural code that covers that.” They started out small, using electric fish, which have brains similar to ours, to trace how signals move during the entire sensory process. “We always had a vision, but I’m not sure we knew we were in for it for the long haul,” Longtin said. It might have taken some time, but the coding is starting to make sense. On Feb. 7, the two were awarded the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering for their research. The award, sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, recognizes outstanding teams that engage in research based on their combined knowledge and skills to produce a record of excellent research achievement in the natural sciences and engineering.

The prize comes with a research grant of $250,000. This funding, Longtin said, will allow them to link their current research with how the brain focuses on attention and memory — basically, how our senses tap into memories to gain information in order to help with attention and decisionmaking. The long-term goals for this research will include the two working at determining how to help those who have suffered from strokes, people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or develop Alzheimer’s disease. “If you can understand the attention and memory — then you can have a better understanding how it can mess up,” Longtin said. “And learn how to potentially repair it.” Longtin likened their work to learning about a vehicle’s engine. If something breaks, a mechanic needs to know and understand everything under the hood of the car to be able to fix it. This work, Longtin said, could result in the ability to create implants to help with memory loss, or to have the tools and the knowledge to help repair a tumour or damage caused by trauma.Longtin credits the university and the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada for making it possible for the research to continue.

At Constance Bay there is a disintegrated stretch of road going north on Bayview Drive past the Fire Station to 375 Bayview Drive. This section is beyond repair. I'm happy to often see the road crew patching there and thank them for doing it as I drive by. A few days later, the holes reappear. This is not a drainage problem. That very old section of roadway needs to be completely replaced. The West Carleton public works crews do a good job responding to 3-1-1 calls about numerous car-damaging holes. Fran Dawson Bayview Drive, Constance Bay

CITY OF OTTAWA NOTICE OF PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENTS Notice is hereby provided that zoning by-law amendments are being considered by the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department of the City of Ottawa. LANDS SUBJECT TO THE PROPOSAL These City-initiated zoning amendments will affect lands throughout the City Of Ottawa PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS Zoning amendments affecting the urban area: To add a provision to the zoning affecting 135 Barrette Street to consider the lands as one lot for zoning purposes; To add a provision to the zoning affecting parts of 335 St. Laurent Boulevard and 1191 Montreal Road to reinstitute the minimum rear yard setbacks of the underlying zones; To permit a medical facility limited to a dental practice at 152 Gloucester Street; To clarify the front yard setback for an office located at 950 Terry Fox Drive as being set back a minimum of six metres from Abbott Street; To add linked-detached dwelling as a permitted use within the residential third density subzone I (R3I) zone; To remove the size restriction on commercial uses within a rapid transit station; To permit a restaurant and specify the location and size of an outdoor commercial patio and parking for the property located at 274 Somerset Street East; To split Exception 2215 into two exceptions as this exception has been applied to two properties with different provisions; To revise Exception 2195 to clarify that permitted uses lawfully existing as of the date of passing of the by-law means uses lawfully existing as of February 25, 2015; To reinstate the applicable schedule for the property at 460 St. Laurent; To eliminate the parking requirement for uses wholly contained within the basement of buildings on lots located along certain designated main streets. Zoning amendments affecting the rural area: To rezone the rear portion of 2217 Trim Road from RI4 to AG; To remove the holding symbol from certain small lots along the Carp Road corridor where this requirement is not deemed necessary. Zoning amendments affecting both the rural and urban areas: To modify the number of children permitted within a home based day care to reflect new provincial legislation; To permit motor vehicle and bicycle training courses within parking lots accessory to non-residential uses; To further clarify that a lot may only contain one of either a secondary dwelling unit, garden suite, coach house, or rooming units; To permit escape rooms and karaoke lounges within zones that also permit a place of assembly; To permit an agricultural use, excluding the keeping of livestock, on any sized lot within the Agricultural (AG) and Rural Countryside (RU) zones; To establish a minimum three metre frontage requirement within AG and RU zones. Additional items to correct anomalies (errors) in the Zoning By-law may be added on a priority basis. RELATED PLANNING APPLICATIONS N/A FURTHER INFORMATION For more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, please go to ottawa.ca/omnibus or contact the undersigned. To provide your comments please contact:

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Winter brings on urge to purge old clothing DIANA FISHER A

pparently people born under the Aries zodiac sign are more likely to be the kind who like to clear out unwanted stuff on a regular basis. I certainly live up to that ideal. Nothing makes me feel better than going through old books, clothes, even pieces of furniture that aren't being used, and giving them away.

I honestly think you can't have too many books but if I've read them and they aren't really my thing, I pass them along. I fill a box for the biggest book sale in Eastern Ontario each year, in Kemptville. Proceeds go to benefit the youth centre. Any unsold books go by ship to underdeveloped countries where they are appreciated even more.

Notice of Proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments For secondary dwelling units (coach houses) In accordance with the Planning Act and Section 5.2.3 of the Official Plan for the City of Ottawa, notice is hereby provided that Zoning By-law Amendment and Official Plan Amendment proposals have been initiated by the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department of the City of Ottawa. The proposed Official Plan Amendment (OPA) and Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA) affect residential properties city wide. The purpose of the proposed OPA is to adjust an existing policy within Section 3.1 of the Official Plan to address issues with the policy direction permitting coach houses. The purpose of the proposed ZBA is to provide clarification to existing performance standards which implement coach houses as a permitted residential land use in the City of Ottawa. Changes to Section 142 will provide clearer performance standards to allow coach houses. The land to which the proposed OPA (file No. D01-01-17-0004) applies is also subject to the proposed ZBLA (file No. D02-02-17-0009). To review additional information and materials related to the proposed amendments, please contact the undersigned planner or go to ottawa.ca/coachhouse. The City of Ottawa would like to receive comments regarding the proposed amendments.

With five daughters we haven't had much trouble finding homes for extra furniture. But anything that really doesn't suit goes to the Hey Day garage sale to benefit Kemptville District Hospital. That's where I bought most of the furniture for my first apartment too. Old electronics can also be donated to the youth centre, where they are sold to a recycling organization. When it comes to clothing, I have a rule. If I haven't worn it all season and it's time to put it back into storage, it really should go. Likely it doesn't fit properly, and that's why it has been benched for months. Clothes like classic dresses and blazers that I may need for an office job someday get put in the back of the closet. Everything else - turtlenecks that choke, sweaters that ride up, jeans that ride a little too low ... get thrown on the bed in a pile. Next, I sort through these discarded items to see if any of them might suit someone else. In particular, shoes I only wore once because the heels are too high for me, a jacket I can no longer close, or a dress that, in hindsight, is really too short for someone with a granddaughter. These get put in a bag for the consignment store. If they are accepted for sale, they can earn me points toward my next purchase there. More than once I have been able to pick out something "for free" because I had a stockpile of points from shoes and clothes on consignment. Other items that didn't cost much to begin with get put in a bag for the Sally Ann. I'm a big supporter of our local thrift shore, and I head in there whenever I need something specific

The Accidental Farmwife but don't want to spend too much. It's amazing what you can find. Most of my gardening, camping and farming clothes are from there (which is basically half my wardrobe!). If you are giving away clothes and they have holes, stains, or they are missing buttons, don't give them to the Salvation Army. Places like the Sally Ann don't need to be bothered with things they can't resell. It just means they have to find another way to dispose of it. Save them the trouble and do it yourself - but don't throw out your unwearable clothes. You can also donate your unwanted clothing in a roadside collection bin. If the recycling operation requests "gently used" clothes, they need them for resale. They will sell them to Value Village or send them overseas to be worn again. Many of the wearable items that don't sell in our local thrift shops after a set period of time also end up overseas on very grateful recipients. Clothes that don't get sold can be sent to textile recyclers. Old fabrics can be turned into industrial rags, fibre filling for upholstery, soundproofing, home insulation and more. So feel good about cleaning out your closets - you're not just making room for more clothes! Whatever you decide to do, though, don't throw your unwanted clothing in the trash. Far too much clothing ends up in landfills, and when the fabrics break down they let off fumes that add to our air pollution. I know I'm enjoying the space inside my closet right now, having satisfied the urge to purge my unwanted outfits. But, as I mentioned earlier, I'm an Aries. My husband, a Gemini, would keep every last bit of clothing he owns if he had it his way. More than once I've caught him retrieving a holey pair of slippers or a beloved stained T-shirt that I had thrown out. Each to his own - I now have room to go shopping! email: dianafisher1@gmail.com

Please forward comments to the undersigned planner via mail, telephone, facsimile or email by March 16, 2017. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting (meeting date, time and location to be determined) or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa before the before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted and the proposed by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Ottawa to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting (meeting date, time and location to be determined) or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted and before the proposed by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. Dated at Ottawa this February 16, 2017. Emily Davies, Planner City of Ottawa Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th floor Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext.23463 Facsimile: 613-580-2459 Email: emily.davies@ottawa.ca Ad # 2017-030-S_ Coach Houses_16022017

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DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS / AMENDMENTS UNDER THE PLANNING ACT NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING Tuesday, February 28, 2017– 9:30 a.m. The items listed below, in addition to any other items previously scheduled, will be considered at this meeting which will be held in the Champlain Room, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa. To see any change to this meeting agenda, please go to Ottawa.ca. Official Plan and Zoning – Part of 300 Goulbourn Forced Road 613-580-2424, ext. 28318 – Kathy.Rygus@ottawa.ca Zoning – 175 Main Street (North Village) 613-580-2424, ext. 27967 – Erin.O’Connell@ottawa.ca Zoning – 333, 343 and 347 Preston Street and 17 Aberdeen Street 613-580-2424, ext. 25477 – Allison.Hamlin@ottawa.ca Ad # 2017-508-S_Dev Apps_16022017

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Variety of programs at WINTER SALES EVENT WOCRC support centres Two locations in West Carleton BY JOHN CURRY john.curry@metroland.com

The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre's new community support centres in West Carleton are offering a variety of programs and groups. In March, the programs and groups are as follows: Guiding Beliefs (required training for volunteers) March 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr. Tea and Talk March 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr. Tea and Talk workshops are informal conversations about healthy relationships. The workshops include topics such as age and discrimination, protecting your finances, communication in healthy relationships and increasing self-esteem. Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the workshops. Information session on the Community Helpers program March 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr. Information session on the Community Helpers program March 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Bethel St. Andrew's United Church, 184 Jack Lougheed Way. Coffee and discussion group March 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bethel St. Andrew's United Church, 184 Jack Lougheed Way. Tea and Talk March 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr. Health Links information session March 13 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell

Dr. Chair yoga March 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Bethel St. Andrew's United Church, 184 Jack Lougheed Way. Guiding Beliefs (required training for volunteers) March 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Bethel St. Andrew's United Church, 184 Jack Lougheed Way. Tea and Talk March 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr. Coffee and discussion group March 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr. Card Club March 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bethel St. Andrew's United Church, 184 Jack Lougheed Way. Tea and Talk March 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr. Dental Screening Clinic March 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr. All ages are welcome to these free dental screenings. An Ottawa Public Health dental hygienist will also provide dental information, fluoride varnish applications and will enrol children in the Healthy Smiles Ontario program. Drop by and get a free toothbrush. AODA (required training for volunteers) March 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Bethel St. Andrew's United Church, 184 Jack Lougheed Way. Dental Screening Clinic March 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bethel St. Andrew's United Church, 184 Jack Lougheed Way. Tea and Talk March 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr.

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Karen McCrimmon Serving Constituents of Kanata-Carleton

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West Ottawa U14 AA ringette team wins in Ajax Ringette Silver Ring Tournament BY JOHN CURRY john.curry@metroland.com

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Over the past week, I had the opportunity to meet with and network with various rural and agricultural and agri-food stakeholders from within our riding and across Canada. I’d like to thank the Lanark County Cattlemen’s Association for inviting me to their annual Dinner and Dance, and informing me on the local issues that are of importance to the farmers of our riding. I also had the opportunity to talk with the farmers at the Dairy Farmers’ Reception who met in Ottawa to speak with lawmakers about their industry. It was a great chance to discuss the issues and concerns of those within these food production circles.

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Members of the West Ottawa U14 AA ringette team, champions in the recent Ajex Ringette Silver Ring Tournament, are (at the front) goalie Rheese Ronayne; (first row, kneeling, from left) Olivia Maloney, Madison Cope, Caitlin Fioravanti, Becca Durr and Haylie Balderson; and (back row, standing, from left) trainer Johanne Marelic, assistant coach Debbie Winch-Maloney, trainer Fiona McDonell, Jenna Marriner, Madison Broadhurst, Annika Van Vliet, Jalena Marelic, Jordyn Young, Cameron McDonell, Robyn Kramer, assistant coach Bonnie Fioravanti and head coach Bev Young. Missing from the photo is team manager Jennifer Carroll.

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To open Winterlude, I took part in serving festivalgoers pancakes and hot chocolate during Winterlude’s 13th annual pancake breakfast. Following the pancake breakfast, I sat down with Mayor Jim Watson and other community leaders for brunch, where we were able to discuss and share ideas on a broad array of issues concerning the welfare of the City of Ottawa.

It is such an honour and privilege to serve as your Member of Parliament and I look forward to meeting and working with you all. Please feel free to contact our office at 613592-3469 or by email at Karen.McCrimmon@parl.gc.ca. Please follow me on Facebook at karenmccrimmon.ca.

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of tea. “I don’t think I will ever get used to using onions in anything but a stew or soup pot,” Mother said. They had been talking about our neighbour Mrs. Beam, who said onions could cure everything, and were a heck of a lot cheaper than bringing old Dr. Murphy all the way out from Renfrew. Aunt Bertha assured Mother just about everyone out at Northcote took Mrs. Beam’s advice and used onions to fight colds, cure whooping cough, fix a sore throat, and believed they could even remove warts. I pretended I wasn’t listening and kept dressing and undressing my dolls. I knew the talk would eventually get around to me and the hacking cough I had had for days. And I was being kept home from the Northcote School to “heal up,” as Aunt

onions, put them in the bag, put the bag around the neck of the one ailing, send them off to school, and before you could say “cheese” (which was a favourite expression of hers), you’d break any cold or whooping cough, and would even lessen the scourge of the measles! Well, after Aunt Bertha headed back across the 20-acre field with the cutter, Mother found one of the little flour bag sacks, chopped up a good sized distance away from her. onion, filled the bag, and hung After that first day, she left it around my neck. My eyes ran the house with the onions tied buckets of tears, which Mother around her neck, but tossed assured me would stop as soon them in the ditch at the end of our lane, and by the end of the as I got used to the onions. They week there was a pile of onions didn’t seem to be doing me in the snow which Audrey cov- much good, as I hacked away ered with the toe of her galoshes all afternoon, and by the time so no one would see them. my brothers and sister got home I couldn’t remember when from school, I smelled like our Mrs. Beam arrived with the sand bin in the cellar. little sacks made out of flour My hateful brother Emerson, bags, with a long string on of course, was the first to make them, so that they could hang a comment, and at supper that around our necks. She ordered night asked Mother if he could Mother to chop up a couple eat at the bake table to get away

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West Carleton volunteer Sharon Roper receives City Builder Award BY JENNIFER MCINTOSH jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

Sharon Roper, a volunteer with the West Carleton Food Access Centre, was named a city builder by Mayor Jim Watson on Feb. 8. Roper, who worked as a nurse for 45 years, said she wanted something to do after retiring five years ago. “I wanted to still be of service,” she said.

Aside from volunteering to co-ordinate the food bank — which serves 66 families — Roper is the co-ordinator of the Angel Tree program. Roper starts well before Christmas to collect toys for families in West Carleton. The toys are sorted and distributed with food hampers. Roper spends a lot of her time ensuring that no resident of West Carleton and the surrounding areas has to do without. Last February, when there was an issue with the water pipe at the seniors’ residence and the

water had to be shut off, Sharon took it upon herself to laundry for many of the residents. “We always need volunteers, they bring the community together,” Roper said, adding the food bank has no external funding and is only made possible through the work of the 35 fulland part-time volunteers that keep the organization running. When Roper heard she was getting the City

Builder Award from the mayor’s office, she thought it was a telephone scam. “It took us a while to convince to convince her it was for real,” Watson said. The Mayor’s City Builder Award is given at each city council meeting to a deserving individual or community organization or group to recognize their efforts to make the city a better place.

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Ward 5 West Carleton-March Sharon Roper receives Mayor’s City Builder Award At the City Council meeting on February 8, Mayor Jim Watson and I presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to West Carleton-March resident Sharon Roper. The City Builder Award is a civic honour created to recognize outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action. Sharon is a dedicated contributor to the operation of the West Carleton Food Access Centre. As a long-standing volunteer and community member, she has dedicated countless hours to ensuring that no resident in the West Carleton-March area goes without. Sharon also plays a role in the training and encouragement of others who volunteer in the community. She is a wonderful role model working with local students and Pathfinders. For years, Sharon has also been the coordinator of the Angel Tree Program in Ward 5, which collects toys for families and which are distributed with food hampers during the Christmas season. Last February, Sharon even assisted when the water had to be shut off at the local senior’s residence. She saw a need and took action by doing laundry for several of the seniors. Congratulations to Sharon. This is a well deserved honour! Jerseys & Jewels 2017 Women’s Gala

Snowshoe outing on Macnamara Nature Trail BY MICHAEL RUNTZ

Consider taking your family for a snowshoe outing and connect with nature Sunday, Feb. 19 on the Macnamara Nature Trail. Snowshoeing can open up a completely new world of winter nature. Find out for yourself on Family Day weekend and specifically Sunday, Feb. 19, weather and trail conditions permitting. Everyone is invited to this family showshoe at the Macnamara Nature Trail, one of 150 events which Arnprior is promoting to mark Canada's 150th anniversary. Remember to check the Macnamara Field Naturalists' Club's website to confirm the event in case of cancellation. The Macnamara Trail, part of Arnprior's Millennium Trail System, is operated by the Macnamara Field Naturalists' Club. Members of the club will be staffing a table at the McNab Street trailhead from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions and stamp your Arnprior 150 passport. If you have young ones with you, ask for a bag of seeds so they can feed the chickadees from their hands at the bird feeder station where chickadees and nuthatches are usual visitors. The main trail, which has 19 numbered stops, is marked with blue and white hiking symbols, and there are several benches along the way. Keep in mind that winter boots, tuque and mittens are a must for staying cosy when sitting or standing still. If you decide to snowshoe only part of the 4.5-kilometre trail, the way back is marked with blue ar-

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The Macnamara Nature Trail offers a chance to get close to nature. rows. Take in the fresh winter air, and admire trees and shrubs in their winter garb. Watch for birds. Bring along binoculars for a closer look at feathery winter residents, including a Barred Owl spotted recently by several visitors. Look for tracks and other signs of animals as they go about their winter activities. Any sharp hoof prints? White-tailed deer are frequently encountered along the trail. Other tracks might belong to fishers, rabbits, Ruffed Grouse, shrews, mice and weasels. Even in winter, we can learn a great deal about the natural and human heritage along the Macnamara Nature Trail. Keep your eyes peeled for intriguing things to see such as the ruins of an old lime kiln or the crimson-coloured seed heads of sumac.

Cedar trees might show evidence of rabbit browsing and scattered twigs and cones on the ground beneath might hint at a Red Squirrel harvesting higher up. You will find information about the natural or human history of each of the numbered stop in The Macnamara Trail Guide. A copy can be borrowed at the trailhead and dropped off in the return box at the kiosk or kept as a souvenir. A small donation toward its cost would be most appreciated. You can also download an interactive trail guide from the club's website at mfnc.ca where you will find more information about the trail, its history and a new trail extension project to add a 1.5-kilometre loop and a lookout across Goodwin Marsh. Named after local naturalist and amateur scientist extraordinaire Charles Macnamara, the

nature trail is located on 280 acres owned by Nylene Canada in the Nopiming Game Sanctuary beside the Ottawa River at Arnprior. Many of the special nature features highlighted on the trail were discovered by Macnamara nearly a century ago. Starting as an accountant in 1855 and eventually becoming secretary-treasurer, Macnamara worked at the McLachlin Bros. sawmills in Arnprior until its closure. He is best known as a talented amateur naturalist and photographer, extensively documenting the animals and plants of the Arnprior area. In 1920, Macnamara successfully petitioned the provincial government to establish the Nopiming Game Sanctuary in northeastern Arnprior and the former Fitzroy township. His notes, scientific articles, photography and correspondence with international colleagues are housed in the Arnprior and McNab/Braeside District Archives. The Macnamara Field Naturalists' Club, named after Charles Macnamara, built the Macnamara Trail in the late 1990s and continues to maintain it through and agreement with Nylene Canada which owns the land next to its McNab Street plant on which the trail lies. Through the club's diligence and Nylene's generosity, the community has access to the 4.5-kilometre nature trail in today's Nopiming Crown Game Preserve where Charles Macnamara used to study nature. This is indeed a fitting tribute to this talented individual.

West Carleton Minor Hockey Association (WCMHA) is holding a fundraising event in support of WCMHA and Roger Neilson House. Women are invited to attend Jerseys & Jewels 2017 Women’s Gala on Saturday, February 25 at 7pm at Irish Hills Golf & Country Club. Tickets are $45/person. The evening includes: a signature cocktail drink, one door prize ballot, canapés throughout the evening, a treat table, a DJ playing dance music, and special guest illusionist Kevin Smith. Tickets are available at Alice’s Village Café (3773 Carp Rd.) and With Love Bridal Boutique (2-66 Hearst Way, Kanata). For the further information email jerseysandjewels2017@gmail.com or go to wcmha.ca.

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WCMHA has players from Dunrobin, Constance Bay, Kinburn, Fitzroy Harbour, Corkery and Carp and I encourage ladies to attend, enjoy a great evening out with friends while supporting a worthy fundraising initiative. Free Skating on Family Day I’d like to remind residents of the free skating I’ve sponsored from 11am to 1pm on Family Day, February 20, at the West Carleton Community Complex, 5670 Carp Rd. The canteen will be open for business, and there will be Ottawa 2017 celebration information and complimentary 150th birthday souvenirs available. 18 West Carleton Review - Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Nomination deadline approaches for business awards businesses are,” she said. “I often • New Business award say: ‘What gets recognized gets • Community Development repeated.’ It honours the busi- award (for nonprofit and comnesses, it shows our appreciation munity groups) and support.” • People’s Choice Restaurant

“We really want people to be engaged at a high level because we want the best of the best in the community to be nominated.” SUELING CHING, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BOARD OF TRADE

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Mark Saunders of Saunders Farm speaks to attendees of the West Ottawa Business Excellence Awards after receiving the Business Leader of the Year Award last year. Nominations for the 2017 awards are open until Feb. 17. BY JESSICA CUNHA

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The deadline to nominate your favourite businesses for the West Ottawa Board of Trade’s Business Excellence Awards is fast approaching.

To date, more than 60 businesses from Kanata, West Carleton, Goulbourn and Nepean have been nominated, said Sueling Ching, executive director of the board of trade. Nominations are open until Friday, Feb. 17. “People in the community are the ones who know what the best

Last year saw 86 businesses nominated for the eight Business Excellence Awards and two People’s Choice Awards for restaurant of the year. “We really want people to be engaged at a high level because we want the best of the best in the community to be nominated,” said Ching. “We encourage people to really get involved.” The awards recognize businesses, individuals and community groups that display outstanding support, service and commitment to quality in their community. “Business is a driver in our community’s economy and growth,” said Ching. “The variety of businesses that we have is a testament to the quality of life that we have.” The 10 awards that will be presented are: • Business Leader award • Young Entrepreneur award • Small Business award • Medium Business award • Large Business award • Customer Service award

of the Year (full serve) award • People’s Choice Restaurant of the Year (quick serve) award A committee will select the winners from those nominated for an excellence award, while the two People’s Choice awards will be put to popular vote. Voting takes place online from Feb. 18 to March 2. “(We’re) celebrating excellence, celebrating community,” said Ching. “We consider it an honour and a responsibility to recognize excellence among the community leaders.” The awards gala will take place on March 30 at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata. This year’s theme for the evening is a Night with the Stars. The event has been a sold-out affair in the past, with more than 300 people attending each year. Ching, who was hired in July 2016, said she’s looking forward to attending her first awards gala with the board of trade. To see who has been nominated, to make a nomination of your own, or for more information, visit westottawabot.com.


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Todd Nicholson helps Horton township celebrate Festival of Rinks BY SHERRY HAAIMA sherry.haaima@metroland.com

The smile said it all. Twenty-month-old Freija Thomas was among those in attendance at Saturday’s sledge hockey demonstration at Horton’s outdoor rink. Born with spina bifida, Freija has partial paralysis and uses braces for mobility. This, however, doesn’t slow her down, says mom Alana Thomas, of Westmeath, who was also joined by her son, three-year-old Hudson Thomas and nephew Brent Labre, 9. Freija watched patiently as her cousin and brother got strapped into the sledges and set off. Was she ready, asked her mom? A huge smile and excited nod followed. “She’s always going,” said Alana. “She loves hockey, her brother loves hockey. This is great.” Dunrobin’s Todd Nicholson, with support from Community

Living’s sledge hockey team, the Ice Pickers, led the demonstration. Nicholson has taken on almost every role he possibly could in the sledge hockey world — Olympian, gold medallist, team captain, public speaker, advocate, Paralympic committee athlete’s council chair, flag bearer, Own the Podium representative, and was recently named as Canada’s chef de mission for the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The demonstration was held as part of Horton’s Festival of Rinks celebration. Nicholson had his son Tate and father Stuart with him to help out. “This is an incredible rink,” said Nicholson of the township’s covered outdoor rink, which sees plenty of traffic, including a popular children’s hockey league. He praised Community Living’s sledge hockey program and their efforts in promoting the sport. “It’s a sport anybody can play,” he said. “It’s designed for

Todd Nicholson is joined by his son Tate and father Stuart. people with disabilities but able bodied athletes can play, as well.” Elizabeth McFarlane of the Ice Pickers agreed. The Community Living sledge hockey players take to the ice at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre in Renfrew on Wednesday mornings. “We have a lot of fun,” she said, noting the program began a number of years ago with four sledges built by her husband Glenn. “That got us started.” With files from Brier Dodge

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Alana Thomas, of Westmeath, and her daughter Freija, 20 months, are all smiles at the Feb. 10 sledge hockey demonstration at the Horton outdoor rink.

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SYLVESTER, MAGGIE (Retired Nurse – CHEO) Suddenly but very peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus with loved ones by her side on Wednesday evening, February 8th, 2017; Margaret Ellen Sylvester of Arnprior passed away following a valiant and courageous journey through cancer. She was 64. Beloved wife and best friend of Rick and devoted stepmom of Courtney. Dearly loved sister of John Conroy (Thelma) and Nancy White (Stephen Melville) and sister-in-law of Penny Lassenba (Blair). Special cousin of Marg and Jim Day and Joan and Jon Gamble. She also leaves a void in the lives of her “furry girls” Caramel and China. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews as well many wonderful people whom Maggie was honoured to call “Friends”. A quiet, unassuming woman, Maggie had a genuine and beautiful way of earning the respect and friendship of others. She will be missed. Family and friends are invited to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior for visitation on Friday evening, February 17th from 6 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, February 18th from 9:30 until 10:30. A Funeral Service will be conducted in Grace St. Andrew’s United Church, 269 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. A reception will follow. In memory of Maggie, please consider a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association; the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

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May 15, 1955 – February 5, 2017 It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Doug McNab at home while moving snow on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was 61. Dear son of Donald and Betty (nee Lindsay) McNab. Beloved husband and soulmate of Julia (nee Wilkins). Cherished and proud “Dad” of Drew (Lindsay Tompson); Jacqueline and Luke. Dearly loved brother of Lindsay (Connie); Kim (Dennis Jenkins) and Jeff (Chantal). Special uncle of Evans McNab (Tanya) and great niece Milania; Kathleen (Jeff) Jonkman; Erika Jenkins (Brennan Inglis); Katherine and Anne-Marie McNab; Matthew and Amanda Whelan. Doug will be fondly remembered by his aunts and uncles, Bud and Margaret Lindsay, Thelma Lindsay (late Harold) and Isobel Munro (late Jim) and his many cousins. Devoted son-in-law of Marion Wilkins (late Ray). Also survived by Julia’s sisters Leah and Jayne Wilkins. Family and friends were invited to Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel, 50 John St. North, Arnprior for visitation on Thursday, February 9th from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm and again on Friday, February 10th from 9 to 10:15 am. Funeral service was conducted at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 116 Baskin Dr. West, Arnprior on Friday at 11:00 am. Spring interment at White Lake Community Cemetery. In memory of Doug, please consider a donation to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences /Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

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~ Professor (Retired), Algonquin College Past Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus; Arnprior Council 2082, Member, 4th Degree, Canadian Martyrs Assembly ~ Passed away peacefully at home Wednesday morning, February 8, 2017 with his beloved wife of 61 years, Judith (Lesarge) by his side. Ambrose Holmes of Arnprior in his 82nd year. Cherished father of Duane (Nathalie), Derek, Donna (David) and Joanne (Jeff). Loved “Papa” of Jenna, Jodi, Danielle, Shannon, Julia, Elliott, Christopher, Erynn and Charlie. Son of the late Patrick and Edna (McAndrew) Holmes of Cantley, Quebec. Predeceased by brothers, Erin, Bernard, Ed, Emmanuel, Lawrence, Arnold, Fred, Sylvanus and Dillon. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd, 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior. Visitations were Sunday February 12, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday February 13, 2017 at St. John Chrysostom Church, 295 Albert Street, Arnprior at 11:00 a.m. A Reception followed at St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall, 285 Albert Street, Arnprior. Spring interment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Fitzroy Harbour. The Knights of Columbus held at service in honour of Ambrose Sunday evening at Boyce Funeral Home. In memoriam donations to the St. John Chrysostom Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca. “In dying we are born to eternal life”

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(Former Receptionist – Carp Medical Centre) Peacefully, our beautiful Tracey passed away at the Ottawa Hospital – General Campus the morning of Friday, February 10th, 2017. She was just 46. Beloved daughter of Robert Smith (late Joan) of Arnprior. Cherished wife and best friend for almost 25 years of Murray. Loving and devoted Mother to Bradley. Dearly loved sister of Wendy Smith (Marc Bedard) and the late Shelley Smith (David McCandless). Special daughter-in-law of Betty Hammel (late Wallace) and sisterin-law of Wayne Hammel (Heather); Elaine Graham (Mark) and Jean Hammel. Much loved by her nieces and nephews: Matthew Bedard, Brianne Bedard, Jenny Hammel (Shauna Vallentgoed) and their daughter Demetria, Greydon and Aaron Hammel, Sarah Burliegh (Don) and their son Kyson and Mitchell Graham. Lovingly remembered and forever missed by her best friends: Denise Hammel and Laurie Ann Crawford. Tracey faced many years of health issues with spirit and grace. In spite of the outlook or the prognosis, she always had a beautiful smile to offer those around her. Friends are invited to join Tracey’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Sunday, February 19th from 12 to 1:45 p.m. and where a service to remember Tracey will take place in the Pilon Family Chapel at 2 p.m. If you are considering a donation to honor Tracey, please give the gift of life by donating blood or make a contribution to your favorite charity. Condolences/Donations/Webcast www.pilonfamily.ca

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Moore, William Ernest “Bill”

August 30, 1923-February 8, 2017 RCNVR, Arnprior Legion, Past PresidentArnprior Optimist Club Passed away peacefully Wednesday February 8, 2017 at The Grove Nursing Home. Bill Moore of Arnprior, formerly of Braeside in his 94th year. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Zella Moore (nee Lindsay) and by his previous wife Doreen Moore (nee Lapierre). Survived by his step-children; Tom Carmichael (Suzanne), Tim Carmichael (Jolene) and their son Tory, and Terry Carmichael (Donna) and their children Cara and Cole. Predeceased by his sister Joan Wardle (late James). Survived by his nephews David Wardle (Maureen) of Kingston and William Bradley of Las Vegas and nieces Penni Sevensky (Dan) of Maryland and Jennifer Wardle of France. Also survived by his great-nieces Riley, Logan, Tess, Sacha and Morganne. A special thank you to his faithful caregiver Teresita. Son of the late William E. and Winnifred (Slaght) Moore. Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior. Visitations will be held Friday February 24, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place Saturday February 25, 2017 in the Boyce Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery. In Memoriam donations to the Arnprior Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation would be appreciated by his family.. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca.

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Brianski, Gennadi “G”

(July 16, 1966 – February 10, 2017) Tragically as the result of an accident on Friday February 10, 2017 at the age of 50. Loving husband of Svetlana. Dear father of Ksenia (Josh McNeely) and Dennis. Proud “Dampa” of Mason and Keiran McNeely. Gennadi will be especially missed by his best friends Val, Sergei and Eduard. At the family’s request, there will be no visitation or service at this time. www.barkerfh.com

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Bert Herrick 1945 – 2015

Your “Voice” is always with us. “Don’t do anything you wouldn’t do if I was there” “A little hard work never hurt anyone” “Measure twice, cut once” “Do your chores NOW, play later” “Finish what you start” “Do what your mother says” “Visit your relatives, often” “Put that cell phone away; and talk to people” “Take care of my ‘little guys’.” We miss you, Bert. Pat, Steve, Tara, Cole, Anthony, Anna; Josh, Amber, and Farrah; P.J. and Chrissi

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Davis Lorna Anne In hospital, Ottawa, Ontario on Friday, February 3, 2017. Lorna A. Davis of Carleton Place, in her 88th year. Dear wife of Roy. Mother of Wanda (Stewart) Christenson of West Port, Nova Scotia, grandmother of Alana and Colin and five loved great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Meredith Denton. A memorial service and interment will be held in the Maritime’s at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place. www.barkerfh.com

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Tragically, as the result of an accident in Florida on Monday January 16, 2017 at the age of 78. Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Francis, who died as a result of the same accident. Loving father to Howard Harker (Elizabeth) and Deborah Harker (Robert Deschamps). Proud grandfather to Nicholas, Areil, Jeffery and Sheena. Robert will be missed by his extended family. Friends supported the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Friday February 17, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. for a visitation only. For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com

GRIFFITH, Bev In loving memory of my dear wife who passed away February 18, 2006.

Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria Show at the Lyndhurst Legion. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 9 am-2 pm. Halfway between Kingston and Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 to 33, follow 33 to the Legion. Admission $5.00. Ladies and accompanied children under 16 free. Buy/sell/trade. Firearms, ammunition, knives, military antiques, hunting gear & fishing tackle. For show info and table inquiries call John (613)928-2382, siderisjp@sympatico.ca. All firearm laws are to be obeyed, trigger locks are required.

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Suddenly, as the result of an accident in Milton, Ontario, on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at the age of 85. Loving wife of Murray Long. Dear mother of Bob (Dallis) Purdy and Pat Purdy. Predeceased by her daughters Anne Purdy, Sharlean Davis and Brenda Porteous. Marjorie will be missed by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-greatgrandchild, her brothers, sisters, and extended family. Predeceased by two grandchildren. Friends supported the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Tuesday February 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Cremation followed. Inurnment in the spring at St. James Cemetery. For those who wish, a donation to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com

BUSTON, PAUL

Suddenly at home on Monday evening, February 6th, 2017. Paul Thomas Buston, a resident of rural Arnprior passed away at the age of 57 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Donna-Marie (nee Sauvé). Dear son of the late Harry Thomas Buston and the late Mary Elizabeth White. Paul is survived by his brothers, David (Wendy Northrup) of Calgary and Bob (Lorraine) of Hamilton; his sister, Barbara Wheelock of Ottawa as well as nieces and nephews. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

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Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind requires post secondary student for full time grounds keeping position from mid May to the end of August, and part time September to November. Must have valid driver’s licence and be able to lift 70 pounds. Email resume to info@guidedogs.ca or fax to 613-692-0650. No phone calls please.

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JR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER – Embedded Programming LOCATION – OTTAWA, ON STATUS – FULL TIME Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for a talented embedded software engineer to join our development team. Reporting to the Director of Engineering and mentored by senior software designer(s), the incumbent will play a key role in the development of medical products. Key responsibilities will include: • Participate in the R&D of medical products in collaboration with scientists and other engineers. • Design and develop embedded software within real-time control systems. • Write technical documentation to support verification, validation and certification of designs. • Verify and validate control system software for medical products. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Required: • B.Sc. in Software/Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, plus 1-2 years experience (Co-op experience preferred) • Proficiency in C/C++ language programming, test and verification • Practical experience with microcontrollers, analog/digital electronics, and common lab equipment • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills • Flexible and comfortable at working under time constraints Preferred candidates will also have experience with, or an understanding of: • ARM CORTEX-M processors • Distributed control systems • OSI communications model, as well as TCP/ IP standards • Embedded operating systems (QNX preferred) All applicants should apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Email: jobs@theratronics.ca or Fax #: (613) 591-2176 NOTE: Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews.

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SOFTWARE ENGINEER Embedded Programming with QNX Neutrino RTOS LOCATION – OTTAWA, ON STATUS – FULL TIME Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers.

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Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We design and manufacture a range of radiation treatment devices that protect and save lives. Products include external beam therapy units for cancer treatment and self-contained blood irradiators. TeamBest™ brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for a dynamic and talented Sr. Systems Engineer to join our development team. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, key responsibilities include: • Providing overall technical leadership for a product family • Leading a cross-functional engineering team in development projects of new medical devices • Designing and architecting hardware and software systems • Developing and documenting system level requirements for new products and existing product enhancements • Troubleshooting technical issues and proposing solutions • Interface with manufacturing and service to ensure manufacturability and serviceability. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Required: • Degree in Engineering (Systems Design preferred). • M.S plus 5 years experience; or B.S. plus 7 years experience • Experience with complex real time control systems and electro-mechanical systems • Track record in leading multi-disciplinary teams to successful completion of development projects • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills

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It's winter carnival time in Fitzroy Harbour next week. The Fitzroy Harbour Community Association is holding its annual winter carnival from Thursday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, Feb. 25. On Thursday, Feb. 23, there will be a spaghetti supper along with a City

Carrie Hands, CAI, CPPA, Auctioneer & Appraiser Jason Hands, Auctioneer

The all new Arnprior Canadian Tire has an immediate opening for an experienced AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE ADVISOR. YOU OFFER: • Proven automotive service experience • Strong communication and people skills • Proven ability to work as part of a team • Available to work evenings and weekends • High energy and positive attitude WE OFFER • Competitive compensation package including benefits and profit sharing • Positive work environment in a new state of the art facility • Paid training • Strong leadership support • Career growth opportunities If you are ready to take the next step in your career, email your resume today to Jerome Taylor, Jr. at jerome.taylor@thetire.ca, or call 613-623-6551, ext. 3901. HELP WANTED

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ESTATE AUCTION Saturday, February 25 @ 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Smiths Falls Civitan Hall 12468 Hwy 15, (Union St.) Smiths Falls Local estate featuring large train collection, Franklin Mint collector cars and antiques. Selling: Lionel, MTH Rail King, Weaver, Rivarossi HO scale trains, transformers, track, bridges, buildings etc. all still new in the box; boxes of railway books and magazines; Franklin Mint die cast collector cars 1/24 scale; old radios; Zenith twelve band radio; Philco radio; Gene Autry toy gun; marbles; crank phone; Montreal scales; vintage Christmas decorations; fainting couch; bow front china cabinet; grandfather clock; mantle clocks; parlor chairs; four poster bed; sheet music cabinet; secretary desk; brass telescoping floor lamp; barrister bookcase; teacart; plant stand; dressing table; crocks; oil lamps; steamer trunks; duck decoys; Flow Blue china; Bavarian china; Carleton Ware; Crown Ducal cups & saucers; Shelly, Aynsley, Royal Winton, Paragon cups & saucers; Community & Rogers silver; silver tea set; Sadler tea pot; Wade pitcher; Myott, Ironstone china; figurines; crystal; vintage brass fireplace set with andirons; vases; decanters; oil paintings; old books & magazines; old records; stereo & turntable; slot machine; English horse tack, saddles; ladies winter riding boots plus much more. Term: Cash, Visa, MC, Debit For pictures see joyntauction.ca 613-285-7494

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versus Country hockey game. Friday, Feb. 24 will feature a family skating night as well as Dan and Carole's Trivia Night. Saturday, Feb. 25 will see outdoor hockey league games, pancake breakfast, mixed hockey jamboree and a snow pitch tournament i.e. softball in the snow.

Site selected for central library BY JENNIFER MCINTOSH

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Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney was the sole dissenting voice on council during a vote to finalize the site for the central library. Council opted to move ahead with the site at 557 Wellington St. after three years of studies and public consultation on Feb. 8. Despite the near-unanimous vote, several councillors questioned the selection process and took issue with the site’s accessibility to Centretown residents, who walk to the existing location. In an effort to work out a solution, the library board passed a resolution to find a way to serve Centretown residents with services in the ward — though what services will be available hasn’t been discussed. Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum left the room during the vote, and took some heat for the move from Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais. “What a chicken move,” Blais tweeted following the council meeting. “Lot of righteous indignation but not principled enough to vote against it but he’ll show up for groundbreaking photo.” In an article on his website, Nussbaum says he believes “the process was flawed, and the evaluation and scoring weighted towards a site that supported diffusion, that belief will not prevent from supporting this project moving forward.” Despite this, Nussbaum said his problems with the selection process are what caused him to abstain from the vote. His wasn’t the only voice around the council table that question the site selection. Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans called the process “wonky” and said she was disappointed. Deans said she would have liked to see the site selection go to a city committee where councillors could hear input from residents. Deans also wanted to know why the site was so small. The library, which is being built as a joint facility with Library and Archives Canada, is estimated to cost $168 million. It will be 12,077 square metres — only 2,322 square metres more than the current downtown branch. Elaine Condos, manager of the central library project, said Ottawa has a very strong branch system —

with 32 branches serving neighbourhoods across the city. Library board chair Tim Tierney said one of the reasons the library is smaller than the one proposed in 2006 is because it’s not all about books anymore. “Back in 2006, it was all about the Dewey Decimal system, now it’s about places and spaces,” he said. Barrhaven Coun. and former library chair said Jan Harder agreed and said librarians have a role to play in the community. “Librarians can leave the buildings and do outreach,” she said. “Libraries are fluid.” Deans also took on the survey completed by Nanos that showed residents were in support of the site. According to the report to council, the survey looked at responses from 1,000 residents. The majority of respondents — 88 per cent — were in favour of the partnership, but the question indicated the partnership represents a savings of $12.8 million. The question about the preferred site suggested that it saved $33 and $8 million over the other site options presented. Deans said the questions seemed to be leading. Nik Nanos, the head of the research company that performed the survey said the questions might not have been perfect, but they were fair. “If I had done research without the costs associated I would be facing questions today about why they weren’t included,” he said, adding that residents were concerned with several factors, including costs and location. Nanos said he developed the questions without input from anyone. “Anyone who knows me, knows how I roll,” he said. College Coun. Rick Chiarelli said when the city looked at building a new library during his tenure as chair in 2006; the cost was double with a much larger footprint. Mayor Jim Watson said the process for the library’s site selection was the most rigorous and well thought out in Canada. “It’s the first test of our council,” he said. “To see if we are going to live up to our policy on transit-oriented development.” The federal government has not approved the partnership yet. If they do, the city’s portion will be $99 million, with an opening date of sometime in 2022.


Future of Heritage Park in Carp depends on financing and zoning BY JOHN CURRY

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The proposed Heritage Park in Carp is still alive. A motion to purchase the 14-acre site on Landstaff Drive between the West Carleton Family Health Centre and the Huntley Curling Club was passed unanimously at a meeting called by the West Carleton Heritage Park Association at the Agricultural Hall at the Carp fairgrounds on Feb. 7. The approval to purchase, though,

is subject to financing and rezoning. The property is currently listed for sale with an asking price of $5 million. It is currently zoned for residential development, thought to be capable of accommodating over 200 housing units. It is believed there is some funding available from the City of Ottawa and some funds from donations provided by members of the public. "It's a start," said Stan Carruthers, president of the West Carleton Heritage Park Association who has been

involved with the proposal since 1999. He said, the first priority is to buy the land and then consideration can be given about developing a heritage park on the site. He said, there are a lot of agricultural heritage structures and antique farm machinery available in West Carleton for possible display at such a heritage park. He puts out a plea that anyone who is interested in the project should come forward and sit on the Board of the West Carleton Heri-

tage Park Association. He said, new board members with interest and energy are welcome as the association tries to proceed with the heritage park project. "We want it to be a special piece of property and special project," he said. The proposed project had been in a holding pattern as the association had not held an annual general meeting for nearly three years. The Feb. 7 meeting also served as an annual general meeting, with Stan and other

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existing board members re-elected. The Carp Community Design Plan makes reference to the community's desire to retain its agricultural roots, with one idea being to create a heritage park which could accommodate a museum within a complex of older buildings brought to the site from other parts of West Carleton. For more information about the heritage park proposal or about the West Carleton Heritage Park Association, please contact Stan Carruthers on 613-797-3478.

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

SUNDAY SERVICES

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

9:00am & 10:30am ~ St James The Apostle

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

Christ Church Huntley 3008 Carp Rd

St James The Apostle Carp 3774 Carp Rd

www.huntleyparish.com • 613-839-3195

613-592-4747

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

www.parishofmarch.ca

Grace Baptist Church of Ottawa

2470 Huntley Road

Special Service Sunday February 19th at 3pm Installation of our new Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jorge Groh Rev. Wayne Geick, Pastor Office 613-592-1546 • www.christrisen.com

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC PARISH A Welcoming Community

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

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

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

Sunday Worship 10:30 am

SUNDAY MASS TIMES Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am Monsignor Joseph Muldoon, Pastor

140 Abbeyhill Dr., Kanata Rev. Brian Copeland

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

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

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KANATA BAPTIST CHURCH

Parish office - 613-836-8881 Fax - 613-836-8806

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Feb. 28, 2017 Open Table Community from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner Saturday MayMarch 14th, 51stp.m. Ash Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m., with Imposition of Ashes

The Reverend Jane McCaig 1619 Stittsville Main Street 613-836-5741

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Stittsville United Church 6255 Fernbank Road

(corner of Main St. & Fernbank)

10:00 a.m. – Worship Service Nursery & Sunday School Available

Youth Group Mondays at 7:oopm

Rev. Grant Dillenbeck Church: 613-836-4962

465 Hazeldean Rd. • 613-836-3145

Sunday Services 9 & 11:15am 9am Children’s Program Available Pastors: Bob Davies, Stephen Budd & Doug Ward

“Today’s Church for Tomorrow’s World” Celebrating 151 years of Ministry

Sunday Holy Communion: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

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

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SATURDAY SERVICES SABBATH SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES 9:15AM WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00 AM

SERVING KANATA AND STITTSVILLE

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

3760 Carp Road Carp, ON

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

Sunday Eucharist

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8:00 am - Said 9:15 am - Choral Music, Sunday School & Nursery 11:00 am - Praise Music, Sunday School & Nursery

Pastor Shaun Seaman

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Seventh-Day PASTOR: MAROS PASEGGI Adventist 85 LEACOCK DRIVE, KANATA (THE CHRIST RISEN LUTHERAN CHURCH) Church 613-818-9717

St. Paul's Anglican Church 20 YOUNG ROAD KANATA • 613-836-1001 www.stpaulshk.org

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Preaching the Doctrines of Grace

PASTOR STEVE STEWART

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Snowmobilers are being urged to drive safely. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are urging snowmobilers to stop taking unnecessary risks while riding, especially in view of six recent snowmobiling deaths. There have been 13 snowmobile fatalities this winter compared to eight deaths at this point last season. The constant over the past two seasons has been the causal factors leading to the deaths. OPP investigators are linking the fatalities to riding on unsafe ice, speeding, loss of control, alcohol use and driver inattention, confirming that driver behaviours continue to cause other-

wise preventable snowmobile deaths. "The vast majority of these incidents are not random 'accidents' that can happen to just any snowmobiler. Somewhere along the way, a risk was taken or an error in judgment was made," said OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair who is Provincial Commander, Traffic Safety and Operational Support. "As with all recreational activities, there are always risks. These latest incidents serve as tragic reminders that making smart choices while snowmobiling helps ensure that your journey will be as safe as it is enjoyable," added Lisa Stackhouse, manager, participation and partnership development at OFSC.

Hockey Talks Mental Health Awareness Night SPECIAL TO THE REVIEW

The Bell Do it for Daron (DIFD) Hockey Talks Mental Health Awareness Night at Canadian Tire Centre raised $64,247 for the Youth Services Bureau (YSB). The event was presented by Ferguslea Properties Limited along with the Ottawa Senators Foundation. The funds raised are being put toward the three-year $300,000 funding commitment to the Bridges Project at YSB, which began in 2016. The Bridges Project at YSB is designed to address the ser-

vice gap by offering youth and families a variety of therapy interventions with a focus on recovery and wellness. These interventions are provided by a treatment team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, child and youth counsellors and occupational therapists. The team provides a seamless, cost-effective integrated response. In addition to focusing on treatment services, the Bridges Project can help prevent relapse and readmission to hospital through the provision of educa-

tion and support services. The Bridges Project provides services for youth including a 24/7 mental health crisis line, an online crisis web-chat service, a walk-in clinic and family and school-based counselling services. Hockey Talks aims to bring the topic of mental health to the forefront of the public realm and alleviate the misconceptions and stigma often unfairly associated with mental illness. The seven National Hockey League clubs in Canada have collaborated on the Hockey Talks initiative.

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Porcupines like poplar, just like beavers MICHAEL RUNTZ

I think it safe to say everyone knows that beavers live in water, leaving their safety only to forage on land or to sleep inside a lodge. While they eat both aquatic and terrestrial herbaceous plants through much of the year, especially in winter, much of their diet consists of the bark and twigs. Beavers aren’t alone in their fondness for poplar. In the rodent group, there resides another species that also eats bark, twigs, and opening leaves of poplar. Porcupines eat woody material and, like beavers, possess a long intestinal pouch full of bacteria to digest cellulose. Unlike beavers, however, porcupines don’t eat their dropping the first pass through and don’t cut down trees to access meals. They climb trees using their impressive climbing gear: huge claws and rough-skinned feet. Right now is a good time to see porcupines, for they will sleep in trees during the day, their dark bodies soaking up solar energy, with the lack of leaves making them easy to spot. Other times they sleep in dens situated in rock caverns or hollow trees, ven-

turing out to forage at night. On cold days they conserve energy by lowering their body temperature by 5°C. Apart from starvation and falling out of trees, porcupines have another problem. Some are shot by humans because they damage trees; others die when they cross highways or stop to glean salt from the asphalt. Porcupines are slow moving animals built for climbing, not running, and thus are prone to being hit by cars. They need not run from predators because they own a powerful defence: modified hairs known as quills. Around 30,000 quills adorn a porcupine’s body, with its lower back and tail particularly well endowed. Contrary to popular belief, porcupines cannot throw quills. An attacker must make contact with them before they get dislodged. When confronted, a porcupine turns its back to an attacker and swings its tail back and forth. Once embedded, overlapping scales allow quills to work their way through flesh when muscles contract and expand. Quills function just like plastic cable zip ties, allowing one-way movement only, which is why they’re so hard to remove

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from dogs that foolishly attack a porcupine. Quills have another unusual feature. They have a greasy coating that contains antibiotics. This coating might prevent porcupines from getting infections when they impale themselves with their own weaponry after falling out of a tree, which apparently isn’t rare. It’s also possible that they are meant to hurt, not kill, attackers. Some predators teach their offspring how to hunt so by giving an attacker a memorable lesson, it might pass on its painfully attained knowledge to its young. This wouldn’t apply to fishers, however, for they regularly eat porcupines. They kill them by eventually flipping them over onto their back and attacking their quill-less belly. Porcupine quills have another unusual feature. Their bases are white and they contain fluorescent compounds, features that make them highly visible at night. Just like the white stripes on a skunk, porcupine quills provide visual warning. Perhaps this column’s title might have been: “The Skunk That Lives in Trees!” The Nature email is mruntz@ start.ca

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Local coming weeks weeks— —free freeto tonon-profit non-profitorganizations organizations Fax: Fax: 613-224-3330, 613-432-6689, E-mail: E-mail:ottawaeast@metroland.com john.curry@metroland.com Localevents eventsand andhappenings happenings over the coming The community calendar is a free public service for nonprofit groups. Notices appear as space permits. Please submit your information at least two weeks prior to the event and include a daytime contact and phone number for us to reach you for clarification. CARP Feb. 18 The Carp Agricultural Society is hosting an afternoon of four-handed euchre on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks served. Everyone welcome. There will also be four-handed euchre played on Saturday, March 18and on Saturday, April 1. Feb. 21 The West Carleton Skating Club is presenting its annual Showcase event on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp. Skaters will be showcasing group numbers and solos. There is no admission fee as everyone is welcome to drop in. Feb. 21 Drop in to the Carp branch of the Ottawa Public Library at 7 p.m. for a free one-hour presentation on women's heart health. Learn about risk factors for cardiovascular disease specific to women and learn about strategies to address them. Presented by the Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre of the Ottawa Heart Institute. For more information, check out www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca .

the annual Diefenbooker Classic on May 6 will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Huntley Curling Club. Learn what to wear for winter running, discuss the clinic's 10-week schedule and have your questions answered.

and third Tuesday of the month, starting at 11:30 a.m. and running to 1 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church in Carp. The group "Soup 'n Dipity" workers, welcomes everyone. A freeMarch 1 will offering is appreciated. Everyone A 30-minute information session about the free walking is welcome. clinic in Carp helping to prepare for the 5K walk in the Diefenbooker Classic on May 6 will be held on WednesCONSTANCE BAY day, March 1, at 7 p.m. at the Huntley Curling Club. Get more information about the walking clinic. Feb. 19 The 11th annual Old Sled Run March 7 happens at the West Carleton Legion The Huntley Township Historical Society is presenting Branch 616 in Constance Bay. Every"Celtic Music for St. Patrick's Day" featuring The Barley one is welcome to drop in for breakShakers with local musician James Caldwell on Tuesday, fast at 8 a.m. Registration from 8 to March 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall in Carp. Ev- 10 a.m. Machines leave at 10 a.m. and eryone welcome. Light refreshments. Voluntary donations. return at 3 p.m. Awards presentation For information, call Suzanne at 613-839-5203. and by complimentary chili. March 24 The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre and community volunteers are hosting "Music with The Chords," a nutritional lunch and entertainment program for seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in the community, on Friday, March 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Huntley Community Centre, 2240 Craig Side Road, Carp.

March 28 Friends of the Carp Hills is holding its annual generFeb. 28 al meeting on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the Carp A Community Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is being Memorial Hall. It will be followed by a briefing about the held Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the St. James the group's activities and plans for 2017. Everyone welcome Apostle Anglican Parish Hall at 3774 Carp Road (beside but only members in good standing can vote on the budget the Carp fairgrounds) in Carp. Everyone welcome. and the slate of directors. Feb. 28 A 30-minute information session about the 10-week Learn to Run Clinic in Carp to prepare for the 5K run in

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Feb. 25 The Constance Bay Community Market (CBCM) annual general meeting will be held at the Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Drive, on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. The CBCM aims to be a social destination that encourages the exposure of local vendors and community initiatives. The CBCM is seeking volunteers for positions on the 2017 board of directors. Please contact marketinthebay@gmail.ca for more information.

Feb. 19 The boat launch at Buckham's Bay will be the site for the annual Kids' Ice Feb. 28 Fishing Derby on Sunday, Feb. 19, Come and enjoy St. Gabriel's running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 4:30 $2 per child. Every child gets a prize. to 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616, 377 Allbirch Road, Feb. 21 Constance Bay. Dinner includes panThe first general meeting of the cakes with pure maple syrup, sausagDeep Roots Food Hub will be held es, Bob's baked beans, tea, coffee or from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Legion Hall juice. Price: 11 years and older $7; age on Allbirch Road. Learn about Deep 4-10, $3; and under 4 free. Gluten-free Roots Food Hub projects and vol- pancakes and sausages are available. unteer activities. Panel presentation Everyone welcome!

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LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 You always are thinking of others, Libra, but now it’s time to think of yourself. Rest if that is what you desire, or plan a move if you need a change of pace. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, this should be a happy week for you with a lot of social interaction among friends. A number of nights out dot your calendar, and you’re not apt to miss any. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 As the week opens you could be reassessing everything in your life, from your job to your relationship to your goals. This can be a good time to put any plans into motion, Sagittarius. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 There is a chance you may be in touch with medical personnel this week, Capricorn. It will not have to do directly to you, but maybe a call for a friend or family member. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, it’s hard to mistake your allure right now. If you are single, others will really notice you this week. If you’re attached, you will get more attention from your partner. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 This could be a memorable month for your career, Pisces. You have the ability to get the attention of some very important people. 0216

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Local coming weeks weeks— —free freeto tonon-profit non-profitorganizations organizations Fax: Fax: 613-224-3330, 613-432-6689,E-mail: E-mail:ottawaeast@metroland.com john.curry@metroland.com Localevents eventsand andhappenings happenings over the coming FITZROY HARBOUR Feb. 18 A Men’s Ministry breakfast will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9:30 a.m. at Bethel St. Andrew’s United Church, 184 Jack Lougheed Way (formerly Carleton St.) in Fitzroy Harbour. Rick Leben will be the presenter, speaking on “Life as a DJ.” Please contact Ken Stewart at 613-623-3881 for more information or to indicate that you will be attending. All men in the community are welcome.

Centre on Kinburn Side Road at Kinburn. The Canadian Hearing Society will be making the presentation. Please register at least seven days in advance at 613-591-3686, ext. 316. Cost: $8 per person. Transportation.

to 8 p.m. at Pakenham Public School. Everyone welcome to this free event. Contact Doris Rankin 613-624-5580 for information. A Bridging Generation in Pakenham event.

plex (Sensplex Cavanagh Arena) at 5670 Carp Rd. at Kinburn Sideroad. Sponsored by West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry. Event will be supervised by city staff. All skaters 10 years of age and under and WEST CARLETON weak skaters of any age must wear a CSAPAKENHAM approved helmet. Help celebrate Canada’s Feb. 20 150th birthday! Everyone welcome. Ottawa Feb. 23 Free skate on Family Day. 11 a.m. to 1 2017 celebration information and compliCommunity potluck. Feb. 23 from 5:30 p.m. at the West Carleton Community Com- mentary 2017 souvenirs will be available.

Feb. 23-25 Fitzroy Harbour Community Association’s annual winter carnival. Thursday, Feb. 23 - Spaghetti supper and “City vs. Country” hockey game; Friday, Feb. 24 - Family Skating Night and a Trivia Night; Saturday, Feb. 25 - Pancake breakfast, hockey games and “snow” pitch (new). March 4 St. Michael’s four-hand euchre tournament on Saturday, March 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre, 100 Clifford Campbell St., Fitzroy Harbour. Tournaments will also happen on Saturdays, April 8 and May 6. $20 per person including a light lunch served at noon. Two-person teams. Eight games played. Team score totalled. $800 in prize money. Everyone welcome. For information, please call Ernie at 613-622-1295. GALETTA Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 Six-hand euchre will be played at the Galetta Community Hall, 119 Darwin St., Galetta, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights in February. Admission $5 per person. Prizes and refreshments. Everyone welcome. KINBURN March 10 The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre and community volunteers host a nutritional lunch for seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in the community on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Friday, March 10, the lunch and program will be held at the Kinburn Community

PUBLIC MEETINGS All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit ottawa.ca/agendas, or call 3-1-1. Tuesday, February 21 Environment and Climate Protection Committee 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room Accessibility Advisory Committee 6:30 p.m., Champlain Room Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee 6:30 p.m., Colonel By Room Wednesday, February 22 City Council Meeting 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall Friday, February 24 Finance and Economic Development Committee 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

Each week, a lawyer from the Kanata based Allan Snelling law firm will answer a reader’s question. A weekly guide in legal matters

If you have a general legal question that you would like to have addressed send it via email to Legalmatters@compellingcounsel.com

I’m a young professional and I am currently engaged to be married. I’ve heard of people signing prenuptial agreements. What is a pre-nup and do I need one? What people call a pre-nuptial agreement, or a “prenup” is actually called a marriage contract in Ontario. If a marriage meets an unfortunate demise, the marriage contract provides the parties with a high degree of certainty about how they will proceed in the event of a divorce. Marriage contracts are generally the exception as opposed to the rule; they are often seen as being pessimistic, unromantic, or calculating. However, those who have had to rely on them will generally recommend them for providing clarity and guidance in a difficult time. They are generally more common in second marriage situations; the parties having already been through marital breakdown and, generally speaking, a more mature asset base and shorter distance to retirement. These factors increase the practical appeal of a marriage contract. In order to have a valid marriage contract, it is important the parties be operating with full financial disclosure

About Allan Snelling

Allan Snelling LLP is Kanata’s full-service law firm. Collaborative in approach and focused on solutions, our dedicated team of lawyers and support staff are committed to client satisfaction. We recognize that each client is unique and our firm has been structured to meet the diverse legal needs of every person and business in Kanata and the surrounding community.

About Jacquelynne Clark

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

and an informed understanding of their legal situation. They are most commonly invalidated for a lack of full financial disclosure, or matters such as undue influence or fraud. A contract will generally be upheld when it is apparent that both parties gave and received full financial disclosure and they were fully aware and informed as to the legal consequences of the contract. Each party should have independent legal advice. This protects against a future claim that one party was not fully aware of what they were signing. Marriage contracts are particularly advisable in situations where the parties have significant disparity in their incomes or asset bases. In those situations, one party may have particular concerns about exposing their assets to the other party in the event of a divorce. A valid marriage contract drafted by a family lawyer can act as an effective insurance policy against what could be a significant financial setback.

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