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The Battle of the Blades may no longer be on television but a Battle of the Blades will be happening in Carp March 25. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when eight pairs of skaters will be competing against each other with figure skating routines, with each pair consisting of a skater from the West Carleton Skating Club and a skater from the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association. This replicates the popular TV program Battle of the Blades which used to feature a figure skater with an NHL hockey player. This Battle of the Blades in Carp will be held at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena Saturday, March 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with everyone welcome to attend. It is being held in support of the West Carleton Food Access Centre, so those attending are asked to donate a nonperishable food item or make a monetary donation at the door for admission. In this Battle of the Blades in Carp, each skating pair will perform a two to three-minute routine which will be judged by a panel of three judges. These judges will include West Carleton-March city Coun. Eli El-Chantiry, West Carleton Minor Hockey Association president Hylton Jorssen and West Carleton Skating Club coach Karen Pearce. The top-three pairs in this Battle of the Blades competition will receive trophies while the other pairs will receive medals. See ON MARCH 25, page 2
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Barley Shakers fill Memorial Hall in Carp with music BY JOHN CURRY
It was all thanks to the Barley Shakers, a musical group numMusic, much with an Irish bering 14 for this particular gig flair, filled Memorial Hall in which was hosted by the Huntley Carp on Tuesday evening, March Township Historical Society.
The Barley Shakers, who filled the stage and then some at the Memorial Hall, included not only fiddles but also three guitars, a flute, a harp, a keyboard and a bodhran among other per-
cussion instruments. And, for the last tune of the one and a halfhour performance, leader James Caldwell played a banjo ukulele. A number in the audience wore green for the occasion while
a few in the Barley Shakers sported green ties, either bow ties or regular ones. The evening was one of toe tapping, knee slapping, hand clapping music, lots with an Irish flavour such as Danny Boy, Whiskey in the Jar, Whiskey Before Breakfast, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Tripping Up The Stairs, My Wild Irish Rose and The Wild Rover.
There were polkas included among the group’s musical offerings such as Dennis Murphy Polka, John Ryan Polka, Plaza Polka and more. There was even Morrison’s Jig included in the evening’s program. And one of the hits of the evening was the playing of the Ward Allen fiddle tune Maple Sugar. See EVENING, page 4
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Members of the Barley Shakers who are performing at the Huntley Township Historical Society’s meeting on March 7 at the Memorial Hall in Carp are (front row, from left) Marion Miller on harp, Jane Smarzik, Amanda Lovett, Victor Maltby and Robin Park, all on fiddle, and leader James Caldwell on guitar; Glen Albert (left, behind Jane Smarzik) on fiddle; (second row, from left) Brad Jones on gutiar, Lorne Haslap on fiddle, Bruce Kingsley on fiddle and David Whiteley on guitar; and (back row, from left) Donovan Adolph on fiddle, Noreen Young on keyboard and Gavin Donnelly on percussion.
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James Caldwell described this tune as probably the musical anthem of Ottawa Valley. Ward Allen was the fiddler with the Happy Wanderers of CFRA radio fame in the 1950s and 1960s. His Maple Sugar tune, which was a hit in both Canada and the United States in 1957, is now considered one of the classics of Canadian fiddle music. Most of the tunes played by the Barley Shakers were instrumentals, although a few featured vocals by Bruce Kingsley, David Whiteley and James Caldwell himself who also kept up a steady banter between tunes, sometimes talking about the history of Carp with its three ho-
tels, four gas stations and car dealerships and at other times inserting some St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day lore into his song introductions such as explaining that leprechauns dressed in green because they thought that colour made them invisible. And, indeed, maybe they are, because who ever sees a leprechaun! The Barley Shakers have performed a number of times before at an event hosted by the Huntley Township Historical Society. The group had its beginnings about 15 years ago when anyone playing Celtic music was invited to participate in some sessions in the same Memorial Hall in Carp where this March 7th event was being held See BARLEY SHAKERS, page 5 .
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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Barley Shakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; perform in Carp Continued from page 4
This led to regular Monday evening jam sessions at the Masonic Lodge in Carp which still continue to this day, sometimes with up to 17 fiddlers showing up to jam. The Barley Shakers branched off from this main group when the group opted to make a
CD and the Barley Shakers have continued to this day. The group practices twice a month and performs at up to two gigs a month, often at retirement residences. Members of the Barley Shakers live in the area, in communities such as Kanata, Carleton Place, Almonte and Carp itself.
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Animals who normally live in Kenya have come alive in a Carp area basement. No, it wasn’t the living, breathing animals that would roam in Kenya but rather artistic depictions of them as created by a group of young-
sters aged 3 to 11. Each of these works of art created by the children are now going to be framed and will be sold at the Carp community garage sale or at a local church bazaar, all to raise funds for the new Carp Helps group that is supporting the Creation of Hope project in Kenya. See CARP HELPS, page 7
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Showing the art featuring animals which live in Kenya which is going to be framed and sold in support of the new “Carp Helps” group are (front row, from left) Julia Betts, Mario Pecorella, Stella Pecorella (in front of Mario), Emma Croucher, Max Bozec and Ethan Morawiez and (back row, standing, from left) Kyra McDonald, Alyssa Croucher, Jake Betts, Liam Morawiez and Vahla Yaghini.
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This new Carp Helps group is the initiative of Kelly Betts of Carp who along with her family have been supporting the Creation of Hope project for the past eight years. Carp Helps will raise funds and increase community awareness about this Creation of Hope project. A group of youngsters gathered in the basement of the Betts’ Carp area home to create their art, each piece of which features an animal that lives in Kenya. The Creation of Hope project began in 2007 when Canadian children’s author Eric Walters and his son travelled to Kikima, a small village in the Mbooni district of rural Kenya. During the trip, they met Mutuku, a young orphan, discovering that he was just one of hundreds of orphans in the area, most of whom had lost their parents to HIV/ AIDS. Author Walters decided to do something about it and what began in 2007 as a project to help a few orphans has
Dates set for Constance Bay Market to 12 noon. The Constance Bay Community Market will once again this year operate on the grounds of St. Gabriel’s Church in Constance Bay. Cindy Pratt is continuing as the market manager this year. Heading the new Board of Directors elected at the Constance Bay Community Market’s recent annual general meeting is Melanie Paquette, who will be serving as chair for 2017. Others on the board include Janice Boeyen as secretarytreasurer, Sylvia Bell as a non-voting director, and Amanda Chapman, Angela Bernhardt, Kevin Pratt, Rosanne Coomber, Suzanne Lee, Jodi Wood and Julia Cheeseman as directors.
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now expanded into a project that provides help to 400 orphans there. The project is still a relatively small scale operation but this has its benefits in that each child in the program gets personal attention by those who run the program on the ground in Kenya. The Rolling Hills Residence, an orphanage home that has been built, can accommodate 50 children who have no family to support them. The orphanage was built by local Kenyan workers using local resources and materials. The project also involves a monthly food distribution program that is run by local Kenyans that ensures that the children supported by Creation of Hope consistently get nutritious meals. Creation of Hope has also supported various water projects that provide water for drinking and farming, trying to break the cycle of starvation which has existed in this area of Kenya. Creation of Hope also supports 40 high school students, providing them with tuition and the materials needed to attend high school. In addition, a library supported by Creation of Hope built by and employing local people and stocked mostly with local books is the only one in the region. It is open to everyone in the community, an oasis of literacy in the area. Those supporting Creation of Hope can sponsor a child by making a monthly donation. Letters and emails
with the orphan sponsored can be exchanged. In addition, donors receive pictures and regular updates about how the orphan is doing. Besides individuals, groups such as schools and church groups can also donate funds to support “Creation of Hope” work. These donations go to support initiatives such as the Rolling Hills Residence orphanage, food distribution, water projects, high school and post-secondary school placement and community outreach projects such as the community library that was built. Author Walters himself has written a number of books based on his real life experiences and the lives of children living in Kenya including Walking Home, My Name is Blessing, Today is the Day, Hope Spring and Alexandria of Africa. These books do provide an informative way for parents to introduce their children to the realities of life in developing countries and to help children develop a sense of empathy for the situation, inspiring a desire to help. For more information about how you could become involved with Carp Helps and be part of this new inclusive group of volunteers made up of people of all ages from children to seniors, check out Carp Helps blog at https://carphelpsblog.wordpress.com/ blog/
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ou can’t live without it in today’s society and in recent times, some haven’t been able to live with it due to the cost. We are talking about the electricity which powers virtually every aspect of our lives. So when Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announces a 17 per cent reduction in rates, you take notice. Some are citing this as a cynical political move. Well, surprise, surprise — hydro rates have been a political football in Ontario ever since electricity started flowing in the early 1900s. The electricity system has been reliable recently, not like the frequent, annoying outages that plagued the system in the notso-distant past. The principle that future generations — rather than present-day ratepayers — should pay a share of the infrastructure costs related to electricity, which is the justification for this rate reduction, is a good one. It works when buying a home, with the costs distributed over future years. It now will apply to the electricity system. But more could and should be done to reduce electricity rates.
Can you image today’s society with no electricity? Hardly, so why is the federal portion of the HST charged on electricity? Other essential items in society like food are exempt. That should be the case with electricity as well. It might be a better use of Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre’s time if he railed against this injustice rather than tilting at the windmill of the proposed carbon tax as he has been doing. Furthermore, if Wynne is so concerned about hydro consumers getting a break so they can afford to live in today’s society, why is she not coming to the aid of those City of Ottawa residents in Cumberland, Osgoode, Rideau and West Carleton who are now served by Hydro One, but should be served by local municipal utility Hydro Ottawa with its lower rates. This should be simple and easy to do, particularly by a premier who claims to want to lower electricity rates for customers. Yet many Ottawa residents remain shut out of being served by their more efficient local municipal utility. It’s time that the premier stepped up to the plate on this issue and forced change.
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morning my son was on time, I barely mentioned it. Weeks before I would re-read Carnegie’s wisdom, something deep inside me remembered a pinnacle egie. Victims spend so much time s the mother of three chilpoint in motivation theory — an infinding ways to justify their bad dren, a business owner and behaviour, they bury any incentive to dividual will only change if he wants the proprietor of a large, to. Carrot and stick approaches are change. lazy cat, I spend a lot of limited. Encouragement can go a Indeed, the only way we can my time criticizing others. long way to helping someone see how nurture someone toward the change Get your elbows off the table. Why Capital Muse good behaviour is appreciated. But at we are seeking is by rewarding and are we working so close to deadline commenting on good behaviour when the end of the day, all motivation is again? Please, cat, get off my head; intrinsic. we see it. I’m trying to sleep. somebody’s expression of distaste. I finally asked my son what he I’ve seen this play out in my own You can determine to whom each This concept was largely popuhousehold. For months I was criticiz- thought would help him to be more of the criticisms belongs. larized in How to Win Friends and organized in the morning. I almost ing one child in particular who was If the point of criticism is to enInfluence People, by Dale Carnegie, fell over when he asked if we’d help going to bed too late, failing to get courage others into better behaviour, first published in 1937. however, I’m about to have an all-out “Criticism is futile because it puts up with his alarm, missing the school organize his bedroom. Done. Following that, regardless of what rebellion on my hands. a person on the defensive and usually bus, and contributing to daily chaos time he went to sleep, he was up and Humans — and likely their furry makes him strive to justify himself,” every weekday morning. out the door for school. Reward My nagging voice: Why do you domestic friends — don’t like critiwrote Carnegie. “Criticism is dangerseemed to breed further rewards. By always do this? Are we going to have cism. In fact, countless studies have ous, because it wounds a person’s making the bus each morning, he was to remove some privileges? You’re shown that we are much more likely precious pride, hurts his sense of able to take on a leadership role as making me late for work every day. to repeat behaviour for which we’re importance, and rouses resentment.” the much-envied bus monitor. The Why can’t you get more organized? appreciated and rewarded, than we Criticism fills people with dread I realize in hindsight that the odd leadership role buoyed his confidence are to change behaviour based on and demoralizes them, noted Carn-
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and he took on extra responsibilities at school. Criticizing others is often a kneejerk reaction. Futile as it is, I’m taking Carnegie’s advice. I’m going to try to catch myself in the act in the hopes I can actually effect the change I desire by being nice to people. The cat, of course, remains a wild card.
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Karen McCrimmon Serving Constituents of Kanata-Carleton
Member of Parliament Kanata-Carleton International Women’s Day
I had the great pleasure of attending a number of events celebrating International Women’s Day. First, I had the honour of greeting young women of the “Daughters of the Vote” delegation who arrived at Ottawa International Airport, on an aircraft operated by two female pilots. I had the opportunity to speak to these bright young women, part of a larger group of 338 Canadians, one representative from each of Canada’s Ridings. It was great to meet the “daughter” who was ‘paired’ to our Riding, Jasmine van Schouwen. Jasmine is a very bright and talented young woman, who did an amazing job during the opening ceremonies by performing a song that she had written. On the eve of International Women’s Day, I was delighted to join Councillor Allan Hubley at his event at Don Cherry’s in Kanata. I want to extend a huge thank you to Councillor Hubley for the opportunity to speak to all those who attended, and offer my congratulations to hosting a great event. On International Women’s Day, I watched as the 338 young women of the “Daughters of the Vote” delegation from across Canada sat in the House of Commons to discuss issues important to our youth. Sitting in the seats of their representative MP, the young women were present for speeches by former Prime Minister Kim Campbell and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. After the Daughters of the Vote event on Parliament Hill, I travelled to Algonquin College to speak to and answer questions from those on hand at the AC Entrepreneurship Club International Women’s Day event. I was very impressed with their level of engagement.
Letter: Distracted driving on rural roads Dear editor: Safe at my desk, but still shaking. Driving in to work on 6th line, Pete and I suddenly notice that the grey pickup truck in the oncoming lane is close to the line — over the line — halfway in our lane and speeding toward us. Pete hits the horn and the truck veers over, just in time. The whole thing, from the noticing to the near-miss, seemed to take no time at all. It'll last quite awhile in our heads though, I think. The rest of the ride is spent in waves of relief, residual fear, anger. Pete wondering what if he hadn't had the reaction to honk
(In fact, I have been known to tease that his horn-use errs on the side of politeness — which I vow to stop doing — because clearly, not when it matters!). What if the truck hadn't swerved, would Pete have been able to veer on to the gravel shoulder on time? Don't know — although he wasn't speeding, the closing time seemed really, really short. As we wait for the adrenalin to recede, we talk about distracted driving, which is what we assume was going on. How it's at least as bad as drunk driving, but much more common — people who wouldn't get behind the wheel
after two drinks will still have a peek at their phones, at which point they are much worse than a drunk! I wonder if it's worse on country roads with their combination of high speeds and high temptation (the road seems so empty — until it isn't). We also reflect soberly on our beloved summer bike-commute. Because it was immediately obvious that nothing would have saved a cyclist who happened to be sharing that driver's lane, if s/he happened to veer right while texting. Although this incident was my closest call yet, it seems pretty common to see a driver with sus-
Hear about ornamental grasses SPECIAL TO THE REVIEW
There’s grass that you cut in the lawn, but there’s also ornamental grasses which can be a feature in a garden. And it is these ornamental grasses that guest speaker Phil Reilly will talk about when he serves as the guest speaker at the March meeting of the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society in Stittsville on Tuesday, March 21. Phil Reilly used to operate a com-
mercial nursery “Reilly’s Country Gardens” on Diamondview Road at Kinburn in West Carleton, but ceased operating it as of June 2009. He still presents talks on horticultural topics and writes on gardening. Grasses may be annuals, biennials or perennials, may grow short or tall, may flower in the spring or fall, may be prolific self-seeders or be sterile and may be invasive spreaders or wellbehaved clump formers. The visual impact of ornament
From Algonquin College I travelled to Canadian Forces Base Trenton to spend time with military families at 8 Wing’s International Women’s Day symposium. The event was run by the Military Family Resource Centre, who provide tremendous support to military families every day.
piciously downcast gaze. So, here's my plea to the police (and the governments who fund them) — it's time to invest more in enforcement of distracteddriving laws (and while we're at it, speed limits and bike-passing rules). And don't forget about the rural roads — where both speed and temptation to do the wrong thing are high. And to all drivers who may just want to read that map or text — maybe only when on an empty country road? I know it is super-tempting, but not worth it, ever. Kathryn Adeney Dunrobin
grasses is accentuated in gardens. Short clump-forming varieties can be used as edging plants while tall varieties can be effective as background plants or used alone in island beds in lawns. Fall flowering grasses can add colour and texture to gardens that are winding down for the season. Strong-stemmed grasses withstand normal winter snows and when left standing over the winter can provide not only a visual feature but can be a source of food for birds. Gardening with ornamental grasses can be compared to gardening with perennials. Ornamental grasses often take two to three years to fill out to provide the desired showiness. Ornamental grasses are rated for hardiness like perennials. Mid to late spring is the best time to plant perennial ornamental grasses to allow the root systems to become well established over the growing season. Most ornamental grasses prefer well-drained soils or growing in slightly raised beds if the predominant soil is heavy clay. You can learn all about ornamental grasses at Mr. Reilly’s presentation at the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society’s meeting on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pretty Street Community Centre at the corner of Orville Street and Pretty Street (just east of Stittsville Main Street) in Stittsville. Everyone is welcome to attend although there is a $4 guest fee for nonmembers.
Dunrobin Fishing Derby
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Dunrobin Fishing Derby on Constance Bay. It was great to spend time outdoors in our riding, a community that offers so many recreational opportunities. Congratulations to the winners!
2017 Bootstrap Awards
I had the opportunity to attend the Wesley Clover and Tech Tuesday 2017 Bootstrap Awards. The Bootstrap Awards are meant to celebrate the best self-financed businesses based in the region. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to Wesley Clover in recognizing the number of fantastic businesses from our riding and the region.
Working for and Representing Kanata-Carleton
It is such an honour and privilege to serve as your Member of Parliament and I look forward to meeting and working with you all. Please feel free to contact our office at 613-592-3469 or by email at Karen.McCrimmon@parl.gc.ca. Please follow me on Facebook at karenmccrimmon.ca.
Contact me at 613-592-3469 email Karen.McCrimmon@parl.gc.ca Follow me on Twitter @karenmccrimmon Website: kmccrimmon.liberal.ca 10 West Carleton Review - Thursday, March 16, 2017
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This beautiful cat is Sydney! Sydney is an affectionate girl that is approx. 2-3 years old, she has an outgoing personality and is friendly and affectionate. She is very playful and would love to find a home with another cat, Sydney’s rough and tumble play style would be best suited in an adult home. Sydney was brought to the shelter with a broken leg, after having surgery and lots of TLC, you would never know that she had an injury. Do you have room in your home for this sweet girl?
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Spring fever strikes early on the farm this year
fter a week lying on a beach in Jamaica, the cows decided I needed some exercise. I was summoned from my office by the sound of cows bellowing in the barnyard. I looked out the window and saw the gate swinging open — never a good sign. I guess the Farmer didn’t make sure it was closed properly after he watered the new mamas and their calves this morning. So I got to play round up with the escapees. I grabbed some boots and a jacket and darted out the front door to head the beasts off before they could escape down the driveway. I was a bit late. The bull was leading the way, and as soon as he saw me he picked up speed. I had grabbed a couple of apples to lure him with, but he was too far away to see or smell them. Dono led his excited troupe of four cows and one lone calf around to the other barnyard gate to see if they could get back in that way. Nope. It was locked and chained, as it should be. The dogs next door spotted him, and started barking.
DIANA FISHER The Accidental Farmwife He decided to go check that out, tiptoeing through the bushes to their living room window. The neighbours were thrilled, I’m sure, to see part of our herd in their yard. I cut through the field and ran down the road, in an attempt to stop the cattle from continuing that way where they might cause a real problem with an oncoming vehicle. Luckily, I was able to steer them back up toward the barnyard where I had managed to pull the gate wide open. I flapped my arms and called at them, “Heh! Heh!” I told them they were bad, and to get home! Most of them went willingly but some kicked up their heels as they ran back through the gate into the barnyard. They mooed at me in protest. In the barn, two new mamas and their calves called out as if to say, “What’s going on out there?” I walked back to the house slowly, trying to catch my breath. Just as I reached the first barn gate and moved to close it, I realized I still had two runaways in the yard. One was standing in the flower bed and peeking into
the swimming pool. The other was sniffing remnants of veggies in the garden. It really is a two-person job, rounding up animals and herding them back through a narrow gate. I ran one way and then the other, after the two beasts. Every time I pushed them one way, I had to turn and run the other way around the house to stop them from escaping down the driveway again. Half an hour later, Betty showed up on the barnyard side of the fence and mooed, as if to ask the two remaining cows what they were still doing on the people side of the fence. Slowly, the two brats moved toward the gate. One paused for a moment to nibble on the cedar tree but I took a step toward her and flapped my arms with a “Ha!” and she turned, kicked up her heels and trotted through the gate. At least once a year this happens. It is typically in springtime, because the grass is truly greener on the other side of the fence and the animals want a taste. I’m just glad it didn’t happen when we were
away and our daughters were house-sitting. They had enough trouble trying to escort the newborn calves and their mamas over the frozen ruts of mud and manure into the barn. Only two new calves were born while we were away, and their birth experiences were relatively normal and trauma free. This is good, because we like taking a vacation once a year and we want to be able to ask our daughters to help out again! The house and barn cats are starting to venture out of doors now that the days are getting warmer. Sammy hasn’t been outside for more than a fleeting moment in the past four months but one sunny day last week he disappeared out the door for an adventure. He came back a few hours later with his first wounds of the season. I guess he bumped into the stray tomcat on his outing, and they got into a fight. Spring fever has arrived, just a few days early. www.theaccidentalfarmwife.blogspot.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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MPP MacLaren suggests ministry of property rights BY NEVIL HUNT email@example.com
It’s a blue-ribbon panel facing a milliondollar question: how do you get city-dwellers to care about property rights? Progressive Conservative MPP Jack MacLaren has been tasked by his party’s leader with tapping Ontarians about ways to put more teeth in protections for property owners. One solution floated by MacLaren at a March 9 town hall meeting in Kanata is a new
provincial ministry of property rights. He foresees such a ministry reviewing future legislation “to ensure that it does not infringe on property rights,” while reviewing all existing laws to remove parts that infringe on those rights. Laws about wetland designations and endangered species may resonate with many rural residents in Ontario, but a mostly rural audience in Kanata understood it will be tough to get people in urban and suburban homes to pay much attention. “If we can change people’s thinking on prop-
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erty rights, then they’ll start behaving a different way and we’ll get results,” said Mark Breckon, who is leading the Conservatives' nine-member panel on property rights. The first town hall meeting was held in MacLaren’s riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills, and stops are planned across the province. MacLaren is his party’s critic for natural resources and forestry. Landowners in the province’s countryside can often share anecdotes about government intervention affecting their property or that of a neighbour. The provincial departments mentioned at the town hall were the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and the attorney general’s office. The government action that draws the greatest ire is the designation of private land as significant wetlands, which affects the owner’s ability to develop or in any way change the land. Endangered-species regulations have also seen development halted when a particular animal is found to be living there. “Legislation gets made, and a part of your property goes down to the wetlands,” said panel member Tom Black of Stittsville, who is president of the Ontario Landowners Association. Black said the province has stepped back a little when it comes to protecting rare animals. “It’s not as bad now as it was when they were trying to protect every bird in every hayfield,” Black said. Other laws that can affect property owners include municipal bylaws and official plans, heritage designations and floodplain designations.
MacLaren said urban and suburban Ontarians should pay attention. “Your life is your property,” he said. “You use your body for labour, and in return you are paid money, and that’s your property. And when government creates something like a carbon tax, that takes your property (your money), and you can't use it to buy other property.” MacLaren said property rights have been eroded bit by bit. “We have a pretty good system, but it’s being taken away from us. Government is doing it to us with legislation. We’re losing it inch by inch, and we don't want government down our throats. It’s time to push back.” He said courts have been faced with arguments about “degrees of property rights.” “That’s crap,” MacLaren said. “We need to change the tone and reinstate the attitude of the people who wrote the Magna Carta.” On the issue of endangered species, MacLaren said government has to seek a better balance. “We all want to protect endangered species, but not if it’s going to destroy your home or your property or your job,” he said. PC CAUCUS The property rights panel’s task is to encourage party members to support the issue at the PC party’s policy convention in November. To that end, people at the town hall meeting were encouraged to buy party memberships and become delegates at the convention. “We’re not out to burn the house down,” MacLaren said. “We want to come across as reasonable, sensible people.” See NO. 1 SUBJECT, page 13
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‘No. 1 subject for me,’ MPP states Continued from page 12
MacLaren said it may be a challenge just to get his colleagues to push the issue. “Not all of our caucus members are as keen on property rights as the 40 people here tonight,” he said. Black added that the ideas taken forward to the policy convention have to be palatable in the mainstream if the party is to be successful in the provincial election scheduled for June 2018. “We don’t want to lose the election over this,” Black said. “We want a soft tone that’s
sellable to everyone.” The panel is made up of nine members, all but one of whom is a current or past leader in landowners’ associations in eastern Ontario. MacLaren said he’s had questions about the diversity of the panel he helped to select. “These are the people I know with strong opinions and support for property rights,” he said. The panel worked on a preliminary report for 16 months, and it was shared with Brown in January.
The panel’s tour of the province was then approved, with the goal of adding new ideas for future legislation. “This is the No. 1 subject for me,” MacLaren said as the town hall meeting opened. “I was given no rules or guidelines, which is the best way. “I think interest will grow. It’s a subject nobody ever talks about.” The preliminary report is available online at www.yourpropertyrights.ca. The website is expected to post a schedule of town halls in the near future.
Two health services info events SPECIAL TO THE REVIEW
Want to know about health services available for older adults in the community? Then mark down Thursday, March 23 on your calendar. That’s when the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Association (CBBCA) is hosting two health services information events for older adults and for those who care about and/or for them. Both of these information sessions will be held at the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre at 262 Len Purcell Dr. on March 23, one in the afternoon starting at 2 p.m. and one in the evening starting at 7 p.m. The afternoon session will be about the “Seniors Centre without Walls” program, which is a free program that enables seniors to get together for workshops and just plain conversation by phone, using conference calling. People are able to socialize without having to leave their homes. At this information event, Rachel Sutcliffe, program creator and co-ordinator from the Good Companions
Seniors Centre in Ottawa, will explain how the program works. She will demonstrate by calling to the workshop that is being held that day dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. The evening session will feature presentations by two West Carleton health service providers: the Constance Bay Pharmacy and the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC). The Constance Bay Pharmacy, which is the only one between Carp and Arnprior, opened just before Christmas. Running a community and client-focused pharmacy has been a career-long dream for pharmacist Tamara Awada, who had spent 20 years working in large chain pharmacies. Tamara is running what she calls “back to the roots pharmacy services that provide a human touch with every single encounter.” The Constance Bay Pharmacy offers services such as free delivery and at home MedsCheks visits. The WOCRC launched two community service centres in mid-November, one in Constance Bay which is open on Mondays and Thursdays,
Mayor goes for three-peat BY JENNIFER MCINTOSH
Mayor Jim Watson has announced he is planning to seek reelection in 2018. Watson said he plans to run on his record. “I am very proud of my record and everything we built together,” Watson wrote in a statement posted to his Facebook page on March 9. Watson said he’s committed to keeping taxes at an affordable rate and said creative thinking and hard work has kept taxes at a predictable level
during his tenure as mayor. Not surprisingly, Watson counted light rail among his achievements. “…after years of false starts, lawsuits and cancellations, we are now on the verge of witnessing the opening of our new light rail transit system on time and on budget,” he said. Watson started out as a city councillor for Ottawa in 1991 and served as mayor from 1997 to 2000 before heading to Queen’s Park to represent the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean. He re-
signed from provincial cabinet in 2010 to seek the mayor’s job from rival Larry O’Brien. He has won two straight elections and will be seeking a third consecutive term in the 2018 election.
and one in Fitzroy Harbour which is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Hours for both when open are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both are now offering workshops and services. Megan Richards, who manages the two centres, will outline the services provided, which include low cost transportation (e.g. $10 for a grocery shopping trip), Meals on Wheels, home maintenance and referral to specialized services. But Megan’s main focus in her presentation will be a brand-new service that has started, namely the Community Helper Program. This is a 35-hour course developed by Algonquin College to train volunteers to work with seniors by developing a deeper understanding of the life challenges which seniors face every day. The first such course will be offered at the Constance Bay service centre from Monday, March 27 to Thursday, March 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information about this new Community Helper Program or any WOCRC services, please contact Megan Richards, community health program co-ordinator, at 613-591-3686, ext. 324 or by emailing Richards@ wocrc.ca. For more information about any of the programs and services for older adults offered by the CBBCA, please contact Andy Rapoch, the seniors director on the Board of the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Association, at 613-290-8311 or by email at adults55plus@ cbbca.ca.
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The Latest Hydro Hoax Don’t like your hydro bill? Let your grandchildren pay it! That seems to be the government’s plan now… Only low polling numbers could have convinced the government to do something about the crippling price of hydro. Now that the government is less popular than ever before, and an election is a year away, we’re seeing more and more incompetent scrambling on the hydro file. The government has proposed a 17% reduction in hydro bills. This will result in some small savings in the short term. But the long-term cost will be an extra $14 billion – paid for by our taxes for decades to come. This is outrageous, and it won’t solve the problem. The Green Energy Act is the problem. We need to abolish the Green Energy Act. We need to use more of our cheap and clean hydro power. We need to stop signing more and more expensive contracts for wind and solar energy that we don’t need. The next election can’t come soon enough!
Contact Information Constituency Office of Jack MacLaren, MPP Carleton-Mississippi Mills 240 Michael Cowpland Drive, Suite 100 Kanata, Ontario K2M 1P6 Telephone: (613) 599-3000 E-Mail: Jack.MacLarenCo@pc.ola.org www.jackmaclarenmpp.com Let’s Stay In Touch West Carleton Review - Thursday, March 16, 2017 13
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nasium at Stonecrest Elementary School at Woodlawn all bit down on a crispy carrot at the same time as they took part in the Canada-wide It was “crunch time” in West Carleton on “Great Big Crunch.” Thursday, March 9 at 2:30 p.m. See ORGANIC, page 17 That’s when 800 students filling the gymBY JOHN CURRY
Brunch preparation is done 2 cups (500 mL) milk in a flash when it features this 1 tsp (5 mL) dry mustard make-ahead savoury casse1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt role. Try making this delicious 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper recipe with other types of 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) shredbread such as challah, whole ded Swiss-style cheese wheat or Italian bread. 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped Preparation Time: 40 min- fresh parsley utes PREPARATION Cooking Time: 14 minutes INSTRUCTIONS Chilling Time: 4 to 12 hours Baking Time: 1 hour To dry bread, divide cubes Serves 8 between two rimmed baking sheets and bake in 200 F INGREDIENTS (100 C) oven for 10 minutes. 12 cups (3 L) cubed (1- Remove from oven and stir. inch/2.5 cm) French loaf, Switch and rotate baking sheets; bake until dry, about about 1 loaf 1 lb (500 g) sweet Italian 10 minutes. Set aside. Meanwhile, in large skillet, turkey sausage, casings recook sausage over mediummoved 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil high heat, stirring often, until browned, seven to nine min1 Ontario onion, diced 1 pkg (227 g) Crimini mush- utes. Remove from skillet; set aside. rooms, sliced In same skillet, heat oil 6 eggs
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Biting on their carrots in the “Great Big Crunch” which was held at Stonecrest Elementary School at Woodlawn on March 9 are students (from left) Molly Long, Ezra Dark and Angelina Matson.
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This is FoodShare’s national local food awareness campaign that this year marked its 10th anniversary. Each student bit down on a fresh carrot at precisely 2:30 p.m., joining over 100,000 others across Canada in making noise for food awareness and literacy. The carrots themselves came from Waratah
Downs, a local organic farm near Perth. As Kate Garvie, co-ordinator for Sustain West Carleton explained to the assembled students, these carrots were transported only about 100 kilometres to arrive at Stonecrest Elementary School. This compares to about 3,000 kilometres which most carrots that are sold in grocery stores are transported when coming from the United States. See CELEBRATION, page 23
Stonecrest Elementary School students Koyra Lee Labonte (left) and Jordis Gignac (right) bite on their carrots as they take part in the “Great Big Crunch” which was held at the school on March 9.
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Men’s darts have been switched to Thursday evenings from Mondays; this proved to be a good move, as there is now a full house. The singles competition for the Tuesday night Ladies League is proving popular. The West Carleton Legion is sending three euchre teams to the district competition in Bath, as well as a cribbage team to the provincials. The Ladies Auxiliary (LA) is sending two dart teams to the district competition in April. The Ladies Auxiliary is holding another Vesey fundraiser for the sports fund. The spring catalogue is available at the legion hall and from LA members. Order by April 21 and receive your bulbs in time for spring planting. Call Marina at 613-832-1410 or Sheila at 613-832-1014 for more details, or to see a catalogue. The Old Sled Run on Sunday, Feb. 19 saw more than 125 sign up for the breakfast and the run to Quyon and back, followed by chili and awards. Mike O’Reilly once again organized this event. The Delahunts at Dunrobin Meat and Grocery, along with Coun. Eli El-Chantiry, donated the breakfast and chili. Coun. El-Chantiry was also on hand to serve. Harriet Farrell and Maureen Harvey were the winners in a euchre tournament on Friday, Feb. 24. Patricia and Bill Scharf placed second, while Gloria and Jim Wilson were third. At the Bullshoot darts tournament on Saturday, March 4, the teams of Chad McTernan and Helen Smith, and Arleen Morrow and Jeff Dunslow went home with the beef. Heidi Karow had the high score with a 133, as well as the high finish with 56. Jeff Dunslow had a high finish of 64. Jim Wilson organized this fun tournament.
A St. Patrick’s Day party is being held on Friday, March 17. There will be Irish-Canadian stew served, along with biscuits and dessert. There will be entertainment by Danny Strong and Cal Cummings with Travis Strong on fiddle. Things will get underway at 4 p.m. at the Lion Hall. An Irish TGIF dinner will begin at 5 p.m. at the regular price of $10. Everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy the dinner and the entertainment. Harriet’s Ladies Open Dart Tourney will take place on Saturday, March 18. This is a dart tournament open to ladies 19 years of age and older. Registration takes place at 10 a.m., with the darts action starting at 11 a.m. Four ladies per team. Call Harriet at 613-806-1789 or the legion hall at 613-832-2082 for more information. Euchre will be played at the legion hall on Friday, March 24, following the TGIF dinner. The menu for the dinner is a full course turkey dinner served at 5:30 p.m., with euchre at 7 p.m. A trivia challenge will be held at the legion hall on Friday, March 31, with the TGIF dinner being served at 5:30 p.m. and trivia at 7 p.m. The annual Easter Open Dart Tourney will be held on Friday, April 14. Blind draw doubles and one man-one woman teams. Open to all persons 19 years of age and over. Nonmembers are welcome to participate. A children’s Easter party will be held on Sunday, April 16. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. Decorate cookies or cupcakes and make crafts. The Easter Bunny will be dropping in with Easter treats. Everyone is welcome to attend. The next meeting of the West Carleton Legion Branch 616 will be held on Monday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m.
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Winners in the recent bullshoot darts tournament at the West Carleton Legion at Constance Bay are (from left) Chad McTernan, Helen Smith, Heidi Karow, Arleen Morrow and Jeff Dunslow.
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part by high school and university students? The answer is complex; however, the key to the success of camp is that all its efforts are focused on the individual and not on the program. The program is the tool. The medium is the out of doors; the strategy is to earn the trust of the child in order to make the experience positive, non-threatening, creative and enjoyable. The camping community has long realized that when a child is placed in a trusting, nurturing environment devoid of the pressure to pass or fail and without competition, the motivation to learn is greatly increased. Each summer it is evident by the smiles on their faces, and the laughter we hear that campers are extremely happy in the camp environment. They learn to be self reliant, cooperative, understanding and sensitive. As part of a relatively small group they make friendships and establish bonds that will last a lifetime. The trust that is established allows them to take risks, experiment, challenge themselves and learn from these trials. Day to day they face a multitude of
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Celebration of healthy eating, local food At Stonecrest Elementary School at Woodlawn Continued from page 17
Besides helping the environment by this smaller environmental footprint, these carrots from Waratah Downs are being provided by a local farmer rather than one from afar in the United States. Kate Garvie said that the “Great Big Crunch” is a celebration of
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New Listing! 145 Bellamy Road, White Lake Charming 3 bedroom bungalow only 5 mins from White Lake Village, 15 mins from Arnprior & 40 mins to Ottawa, hardwd flrs, renovated kitchen, full ICF basement, new front & back decks and steel roof, updated windows and doors, sheds, lovely rural setting on a private 1 acre lot. Includes appliances. Yours for $239,900
Waterfront! 778 Bayview Drive, Constance Bay Live on the Beach! Deceivingly spacious home, 2 bedrms on main level & 2 bedrms upstairs, hardwood and laminate floors, 1.5 baths, gas fireplace in living room, dining room has built-ins, newer natural gas furnace, newer shingles, central air, 6 appliances, granite kitchen, beautiful rooms & incredible views of river & Gatineau Hills! 70’ x 150’ lot. Immediate possession possible! $499,900
173 Baillie Avenue, Constance Bay Spacious 3+1 bedroom across street from the Ottawa River with beach access close by. Hardwd in living room & 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen with door to wrap-around deck, huge master suite over top the garage with large balcony, 2 full baths, fireplace in living room, rec room has corn stove and access to the oversized 2 car garage, 100’ x 100’ lot with fenced backyard! Natural gas heat & Bell high speed internet. Only 20 minutes to Kanata! $319,900
Condo! 3 Stonebank Crescent Unit 4, Bells Corners Lovely 1 bedrm condo townhome within steps to NCC trails, shops, restaurants, buses & easy access to Highways 416 & 417 & major routes! Features open concept living and dining rooms, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, stackable washer & dryer in the laundry/storage room, updated windows and it’s own pretty yard with a stone patio to unwind. A wonderful home for first time buyers, downsizers or investor! $154,900
New Listing! Lot 19 Golf Club Road, Braeside 212 acre woods abutting the Arnprior Golf Club with rural zoning has recreational trails throughout for the outdoor enthusiast. Good investment for future planning. Asking $249,900
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Francophone culture came to life at Stonecrest Elementary School in West Carleton Friday, March 10. That’s when the school celebrated La Semaine Internationale de la Francophonie with a day of special activities to increase awareness of French culture around the world. Students had the opportunity during the day to learn a dance, do art, learn about historic personalities like Samuel de Champlain and Jacques Cartier, enjoy games and more. A highlight of the day was a wrap-up concert in the gymnasium featuring Hey Wow, a Francophone band that has performed at different festivals around Eastern Canada. This year Hey Wow has been nominated for three awards at the Gala de la Trille Or 2017, an event organized by l’Association des professionaels de la chanson et de la musique. Hey Wow was formed in 2015 and since that time has
performed down east and out west as well. Band members include Kevin Daoust on guitar, Jean-Marc Lalonde on accordion, Martin Newman on bass guitar and Ross Murray on drums. The band performed popular French folk and modern songs and students had a chance to perform with the band, performing the dance that they had learned that day. Students were encouraged to wear white and/or green clothing of some
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whose mother Caroline Vandal of Stonecrest Elementary School organized this special Franco-Ontarian day at the school. Myriam and William were accompanied by Laura Anne Zaporzan who also helped out. Francois Burton also helped with the organization of the event. International Francophone Day is observed in 77 countries around the world every March to celebrate French language and Francophone culture. There are over 274 million people in the world who speak French.
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Helping students learn about and enjoy francophone culture at the “La Semaine Internationale de la Francophonie” which was held at Stonecrest Elementary School at Woodlawn on March 10 are (from left) Laura Anne Zaporzan, William Burton and Myriam Burton. Both William and Myriam are alumni of Stonecrest Elementary School.
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CARD OF THANKS The Family of Austin (Aussie) Foran wish to acknowledge their deep appreciation for the numerous expressions of sympathy, flowers, cards, donations to Alzheimer Society of Ottawa, food and visits received during the loss of Aussie. Thank you to all who attended the visitation, funeral and reception. Sharon, Kim, Anne, Gord, Jim & Toni
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Tebbutt, Jean Suddenly at home on Saturday March 4, 2017 at the age of 48. Dear mother of Angel and Josh. Partner of Danny Gallo. Daughter of John Gamble (Glenda). Predeceased by her mother Bev. Sister of Brent Gamble. Jean will be missed by her many family and friends. Visitation took place at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave. Carleton Place, on Monday March 13, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. www.barkerfh.com
Ferrill, Thérèse Leona (nee Sauvé) Peacefully at the Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior, on Monday March 6, 2017 in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Don and her daughter Brenda. Loving mother of Doug (Donna) and Mia (John McNulty). Proud grandmother of Patrick, David, Kevin, Jeremy, Mark (Kristy) and Charlotte. Great-grandmother of Vanessa, Ellianna and baby girl Warwick. Survived by her brothers Ben and Rai. Predeceased by her brothers Pierre, Bert and Wayne and her sisters Rita, Maria and Toni. A funeral mass took place at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Carleton Place on Thursday March 9, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Interment later in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Mary’s church would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com
VanPelt, Simon Jacob Simon Jacob VanPelt (Opa) passed away, surrounded by family, on Thursday March 9 2017 in the comfort of his own home. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Helen and his children Andy, Sarah and Maureen, daughter in law Linda VanPelt and sons in law Dan Marko and Bob Koblovsky. Grandchildren Alix, Andrew, Samantha, Jacob, Kate and Simon. With his sweetheart at his side Simon did not waste a moment of life. His passion for everything and his love for his family filled his days and his heart. He made an indelible mark on all those he touched. A Celebration of Life will be held at St Andrews Church, 39 Bridge St. in Carleton Place on Friday March 17 at 1 PM. The service will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to share in the many stories we all have about Simon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com
1931 – 2017 Victoria, British Columbia On February 28th, Bill passed away peacefully in his home, at the age of 86. Sibling to Hazel and Dick, with Kathleen, proud parent of Kathryn, Karen & Will and grandparent to Chris, Megan, Ben, Samantha & Jack, Bill fought a courageous battle with prostate cancer for over 13 years, never letting it get in the way of travelling the world or pursuing his dreams and interests. Bill was a free spirit and loyal friend to a wonderfully diverse community of people. He cherished his time with every single one. Bill was passionate about sharing his wisdom and experience. His website was another pride & joy. You can visit it at www.thebillellisbible.ca for more. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Glorian Macdewellis Award intended to support International students studying theatre arts in Canada at Langara College where Bill volunteered: https://www.gofundme.com/the-glorianmacdewellis-scholarship. As Bill’s travels took him far and wide, no single service has been planned. Rather, we invite family & friends to find a special way to gather, pay their respects and celebrate his life. Gone but never forgotten, Bill’s spirit will live on in so many. He will be dearly missed. As “Bill the Sailor” would close every note, Love & Blessings to all. To offer a condolence, please visit www.earthsoption.com.
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WORK WANTED A Load to the dump Cheap! Clean up renovations, clutter, garage sale junk or dead trees brush. 613-899-7269. A Small Job or More. Renovations/Repairs. Kitchen & Bath, Tub-toshower conversions, grab bars, painting, plumbing, flooring, tile, countertops, decks. 613-858-1390, 613-257-7082. Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.
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Structures bills of materials, selects batch quantities, and schedules production of components and assemblies for assigned products or projects. • Structures manufacturing bills of materials to optimize production flow while minimizing total process costs, inventories and lead times. Ensures accuracy of bills of materials. • Selects manufacturing batch quantities which are small enough to minimize inventory levels and avoid creating work centre bottlenecks, but large enough to avoid excessive set up costs. • Schedules manufacture of components and assemblies to meet product completion schedules and customer requirements. Monitors and reports progress. Indentifies potential shortages and action required to meet schedule targets, and follows up as necessary. • Incorporates new design and design changes into production, which do not require a detailed knowledge of production process technology. Works to meet schedule requirements and to minimize inventory write off or rework costs. • Develops and maintains manufacturing routings which do not require detailed knowledge of production process technology. Prepares set up and run time estimates for components and assemblies. • Performs other duties as appropriate to this level
• Normally Community College graduation in an appropriate trades apprenticeship or technician certificate course plus five years related practical work experience or Community College Diploma in Production Technology, Materials Management or equivalent, plus five years production control experience in a batch production machine shop environment, together with some experience or training in machine shop practice. • Requires a basic understanding of MRP 11, JIT and TQC principles, related manufacturing shop practices and of production materials. • Must be capable of writing clear, concise and logical instructions. • The ability to work effectively in a team environment is essential. • Must be able to accomplish daily planning and scheduling activities while responding to schedule requirements and demands from the Shop to respond to manufacturing problems. • Must have excellent interpersonal verbal/written communication skills
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Manager of Child Care Services
The Town of Carleton Place is seeking an individual to fill the full-time position of Manager of Child Care Services. Summary: The Manager oversees all aspects of Child care operations including: finance, human resources, ministerial requirements, developing and implementing policy and procedure, planning and public relations. Qualification/Experience: • Early Childhood Education Diploma; • Registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators and membership in good standing; • First Aid/CPR C/AED Certification; • Minimum of five years of related supervisory experience preferably in a municipal operation, experience with inclusion of special needs children would be an asset; • Education and/or experience with budgeting or business management practices; • Experience managing large numbers of employees; • Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of professional development per year. A detailed job description, for this position, can be accessed at www.carletonplace.ca Interested applicants are invited to submit an application in confidence by 12 PM on March 24, 2017 quoting “Manager of Child Care Services” Attention Human Resources by: Mail: Town of Carleton Place Attn: Human Resources 175 Bridge Street Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facsimile: 613 257 8170 We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Town of Carleton Place is an equal opportunity employer following the rules and regulations set out by the Human Rights Code. Personal information submitted will be used for the purposes of determining suitability for this competition only and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request.
Reporting to the Plan Metallurgist the Lab Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the operations of the laboratory and supervision of laboratory technicians. Qualifications: Candidates must have: Post-Secondary Education in a technical discipline. 1-3 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment would be an asset. Must demonstrate: Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to work in a team environment Ability to achieve objectives and goals within tight deadlines with minimal supervision Haley provides an excellent work environment with a competitive wage and a comprehensive benefits package. We thank all applicants, but only those invited to an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please Please forward resume to: Magellan Aerospace, Haley 634 Magnesium Road Haley, Ontario Canada K0J 1Y0 Fax: (613-432-0743) Email: email@example.com
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William Ellis, 11, from West Carleton takes a swing at a baseball during the Youth Sports Expo at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata. The expo was designed to celebrate sports, with over 70 exhibitors, keynote speakers, interactive areas, appearances by high profile athletes and demos by sporting organizations.
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The Fitzroy Harbour Community Association’s annual general meeting is coming up. It will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Memberships will be for sale at the meeting. Hear about the successes from 2016 and the Community Association’s plans for 2017. Both executive and volunteer positions with the Fitzroy Harbour Community Association will be available. SOFTBALL in 2017-03-13 Registration is now open for Fitzroy Harbour Softball for the 2017 season. Boys and girls born from 1999 to 2012 are eligible to register. Register online at https://wcsoftballblog.wordpress.com/about/ . Once you register, you will receive a PayPal invoice for secure online payment which can include a credit card. PayPal is the preferred method but if you wish to pay a different way, please that your preference in the “Special Request” section of the online form. The House League season will begin in late April, ending on June 24. The cost depends on the age of the player as follows: Learn to Play/Tball (U6): $40; Atom (U8), Mite (U10), Squirt (U12) and Peewee (U14): $60; and Bantam (U16) and Midget (U18): $80. A family membership with the Fitzroy Harbour Community Association is also required. ($20 cost). West Carleton Softball will also be holding a kids’ skills clinic this year. LADIES SOFTBALL Registration is now open for Fitzroy Harbour Ladies Ball. The league will play on Thursday evenings at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. Teams are open
to players of all skill levels. The league’s annual general meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Association. To register, visit http://www.�itzroyharbourladiessoftball.com . SUMMER EMPLOYMENT
Students interested in working at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre this summer should note that summer employment opportunities include outside grounds work, canteen duties and summer day camp. Those interested should send a letter indicating your interest and a brief summer of experience by email to thepeeper@�itzroyharbour.com. Recommended minimum ages are 13 for canteen duty, 14 for outside work and 15 for the day camp. GROUP PAINTING A group painting session will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 2 p.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. Cost is $25 per person with one participating painting for free. For information, please contact Sonya Rodger at Heartspacecreative@gmail.com . EUCHRE TOURNAMENT The St. Michael’s four-hand euchre tournament (two person teams) will be held on Saturday, April 8 and on Saturday, May 6 at the Fitzroy Harbour Community centre. Cost is $20 per person with $800 in prize money up for grabs. A light lunch will be served. For more information, please call 613622-1295. IRISH STEW DINNER An Irish stew supper is being held this Friday, March 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church in Fitzroy Harbour. Adults $12. Children under 10 years of age $6. Everyone welcome. INCOME TAXES
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Huntley Township Historical Society dates back to 1985 West Carleton. This larger township of West Carleton became part of the new city of Ottawa in the year 2001. The annual cost of membership in the Huntley Township Historical Society is $25 for an individual or a family. Members receive a newsletter. Applications for membership including name, mailing address, telephone number, email address and a cheque payable to the society should be sent to the Huntley Township Historical Society, P.O. Box 313, Carp, Ont., K0A 1L0. The historical society generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings are usually held at the Carp Memorial Hall and are open to the public. The historical society maintains a miniature museum in a shadow box located in the Carp public library branch. Vignettes of local history are portrayed in the shadow box using artifacts from the society’s collection or donated by members for the occasion. The historical society operates a research centre in a section of the Carp branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The holdings of this research centre include microfilm copies of the Canada Census of Huntley township for
all years, available up to 1901; microfilm copies of the Carp Review up to 1930; hard copies of all of the Carleton Journal, the Carp Valley Press and the West Carleton Review; cemetery listings for all cemeteries in Huntley township; and several books and papers written on the history of Huntley Township — including the Carleton saga, several family histories and genealogies, general reference books, recent editions of Ontario History and the Archivist, and a number of papers, documents, maps and photographs. Several books and publications on the history of Huntley Township have been published by the historical society. These cover a wide range of topics. Publications for sale include an 1879 Belden’s map of Huntley, $5; an 1863 Walling map of Huntley, $5; Carp 60 Years Ago, $10; The Carp Review — 3 Score Years and Ten, $12; Beginnings — A Brief History of Huntley Township, $15; Heritage Revisited: A Pictorial History of Huntley Township, $30; Lest We Forget: The Veterans of Huntley Township, $30; Carp Public School Over the Years 1905-1968, $15; The Origins and Early History of Carp Village, $15; and Carp Fair — History in the Making, $20.
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Wood Frogs and the three other species of frogs that spend winters frozen in the soil are a case in point. If frozen soil thaws prematurely then freezes again, the survival of these amphibians could be compromised as they might burn up essential glycogen reserves that are needed to revive them when spring mating time finally arrives. The abnormally high temperatures have a more measurable effect on Gray Jays. Their caches of food, stored last summer and autumn as thousands of individual items, spoil when repeatedly thawed and frozen. The decline of this species in Algonquin Park has been linked to this currently far-toofrequent cycle, one that is clearly tied to climate change. Despite the unpredictability of the weather, March appears to still have predictable phenomena. One is that the Red-winged Blackbirds, those vociferous harbingers of spring, will return from their southern hiatus. And right on schedule, these colourful songsters are now livening up local marshes and roadside wetlands. Although there are now many male Red-winged Blackbirds in our area, you will not see a female for some time. The males return almost two weeks before the females do. As soon the males return they begin staking out territories and singing to announce their ownership. While cattail marshes are their preferred habitat, male Redwinged Blackbirds will set up shop in almost any wetland habitat, including roadside ditches. But it pays for a male to choose and defend a good chunk of real estate for an owner of such will attract more than one mate. Red-winged Blackbirds are polygamous, with some males having half-
dozen females in their harem. Just as the blackbirds were making their first appearances, birds from the north were also being seen. A few weeks ago Great Gray Owls began to appear through the Ottawa Valley. These magnificent owls only come down to our region when food up north is hard to find. Currently another northerner is making an appearance. Bohemian Waxwings, however, eat fruit and not small mammals. Bohemian Waxwings, named in part for the red, waxlike projections adorning some of their wing feathers, are elegant birds that nest in the north. Most come from the northern parts of the Prairie Provinces, some from as far as northern Alberta. Waxwings are fruit eaters. Because they poop out seeds (in 20 minutes or less after swallowing a small fruit) they play important roles as seed dispersers. They seldom appear alone and travel in flocks that can contain a hundred or more individuals. Their lispy trills, which remind me of thin ice breaking up on lakeshores, will soon be a sound of winter past. March may or may not bring lambs and lions but it certainly is a month for welcoming back familiar friends and saying farewell to visitors from far afield. The Nature email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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This male Red-winged Blackbird, which arrived at the end of February, will have had to wait a couple of weeks before a female responds to his courtship displays.
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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you will likely experience a week of thoughtfulness and reflection. It can be a very “zen” experience for you, as you’re not typically used to slowing down. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, keep your cool in the week ahead, which might be more tumultuous than you’re accustomed to. Don’t take things personally, and rest assured things will blow over soon. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Old stories from your past may resurface, Gemini. These could be humorous, so approach them with a positive attitude and enjoy the fun-filled trip down Memory Lane. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, this week you may feel as if your energy doesn’t go as far as it once did. Speak up if you find yourself battling exhaustion. Others can help. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, others see you as witty and a good storyteller, so you might be called on to make a speech or emcee an important event. Make it your own. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may have to play the role of peacekeeper this week when bickering between others gets out of hand. Step in and negotiate a truce.
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LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, be your own person, even when someone else tries to guide you into his or her line of thinking. Don’t fall for any subterfuge or get carried away. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Cooperation instead of competition may be the way to get ahead this week, Scorpio. Take a look at what others are doing and see if you can combine your efforts. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, meeting new people is often exciting and you could have the opportunity for new introductions this week. Just remember that first impressions last. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Simple pleasures will offer you the greatest rewards over the next few days, Capricorn. You don’t require a lot of fanfare or extravagance. Relish in creature comforts. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you are becoming more attuned with how others may be able to help you advance your career. Don’t hesitate to seek advice. The time for change could be upon you. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, make an effort to communicate more with those around you. Life can feel isolated without a good foundation of friends
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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:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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 March 16, March 23 and March 30 The Huntley Friendship Club is sponsoring a series of six-hand euchres at the Carp Memorial Hall on Thursdays in March, starting at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Prizes and refreshments. Everyone welcome. March 17 St. Patrick’s Day at the West Carleton Amateur Sports Club, located at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp. Doors open at noon. Riq Turner Band starts at 6 p.m. Free admission. Everyone welcome. March 21 Early bird registration with a reduced price for the annual Diefenbooker Classic on Saturday, May 6 ends on this date. Register online at http://diefenbookerclassic.ncf.ca. 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. It takes place on Friday, March 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Huntley Community Centre, 2240 Craig Sideroad, Carp. March 25 Find a good book and curl up with a special Ottawa Therapy Dog to discover how much fun reading can be at the Carp branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Unique 15 minute sessions on alternate Saturday afternoons from March 25 to June 17 make reading relaxing and fun. Presented by Ottawa Therapy Dogs. For more information, check out http://www.ireadwithdogs. ca. Space is limited. Please register by calling the library at 613-580-2940. The West Carleton Skating Club and the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association are hosting a Battle of the Blades competition on Saturday, March 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp. Admission will be a donation to the West Carleton Food Access Centre. March 28 Friends of the Carp Hills is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Carp Memorial Hall. It will be followed by a briefing about the group’s activities and plans for 2017. Everyone is welcome, but only members in good standing can vote on the budget and the slate of directors.
April 22 The Huntley Centennial Public School Grade 8 grads are holding a bottle drive fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the village of Carp and surrounding areas. Bottles and cans will be collected. You may choose to leave your empties on the driveway. Drop-off donations will also be accepted in the school parking lot during the same hours. If you would like your empties picked up before April 22, please email email@example.com. Funds raised will help with expenses related to the Grade 8 graduation ceremony and dance. May 6 Annual Diefenbooker Classic in support of the West Carleton branches of the Ottawa Public Library will take place at the centre of the Carp fairgrounds on Saturday, May 6. Events for all ages, including five and 10 kilometre running races; five, 18 and 33 kilometre cycle tours; and a five kilometre walk. Ongoing Luncheon of soup and sandwiches is served every first 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 free-will offering is appreciated. Everyone is welcome to drop in and join us. Add that extra “Spring in your Step” by line dancing with The Hy-Liners on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Huntley Community Centre in Carp. Sessions begin after March break and will run to the end of May. Preregister right away, and then complete the registration at the first session. For more information, please contact instructor Hyacinth at 613-623-0976 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
on Friday, March 17. Danny Strong and Cal Cummings with Travis Strong on fiddle starting at 4 p.m. TGIF dinner starting at 5 p.m., including Irish stew, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea at the usual price of $8.85 plus tax. Everyone welcome. March 18 Harriet’s annual Ladies Dart Tourney open to all women 19 years of age and up at the West Carleton Legion Branch 616, 377 Allbirch Rd. Teams of four players. Registration at 10 a.m. Play begins at 11 a.m. Lunch available. March 23 The Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Association is hosting two health services information events for older adults and those who care about and/or for them on Thursday, March 23 at the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre at 262 Len Purcell Drive. The afternoon session running from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. is about the “Seniors Centre Without Walls” program that involves conference calling. The evening session running from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. will feature presentations by two West Carleton health service providers, the Constance Bay Pharmacy and the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre.
Ongoing Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616, 377 Allbirch Rd. Monday: Cribbage at 2 p.m., Auntie Alice Bridge Club at 2 p.m.; Tuesday: Ladies Darts at 7 p.m.; Wednesday: Bingo on hold until further notice; Thursday: Carpet Bowling at 1 p.m., Men’s Darts at 7:30 p.m.; Friday: TGIF Dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $8.85 + tax. Bar opens at 2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and at noon on Sunday. Drop into the Constance Bay branch of the CONSTANCE BAY Ottawa Public Library for a Book Chat on the last Monday of every month at 7 p.m. (one March 17 hour). Runs until June 26. For more informaThe West Carleton Legion Branch 616, 377 tion, please check out www.BiblioOttawaLiAllbirch Rd., is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party brary.ca.
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historical, scientific and theological information about the shroud. Daily presentations for student and adults. Groups wishing to attend one of these presentations should call 613-435-3076 for more information.
March 26 Ongoing Euchre tournament at the Corkery Community Centre, West Carleton Country Knitters meet ev3447 Old Almonte Rd., on Sunday, March 26 from 1 p.m. ery second Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in to 3 p.m. Coffee, tea and snacks. $10 registration fee. Winner gets half the pot. Register at www.corkery.community. ca/euchre.
2017 spring information meeting on Saturday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church at the corner of Woodkilton Road and Kinburn Side Road at Woodlawn. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend. Learn about growing projects in the Woodlawn area and hear how citizens can advoWOODLAWN cate locally for an end to global hunger. For more information about this meeting, please April 8 contact Gary Weir at email@example.com or Canadian Foodgrains Bank is holding its at 613-623-5455.
members’ homes. New members are always welcome, as well as donations of yarn for us to knit and crochet into warm items for our local charities. For information, call Paula at 613 832-2611, Sue at 613 839-2542, or visit us at wccknitters using Google search.
DUNROBIN Ongoing Winter Zumba classes on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. until March 29. New class of Zumba Gold (low impact) is being offered on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Instructor is Emma Venes. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the 2017 minor softball program in Dunrobin, please contact Lori McGrath via email at email@example.com or by phone at 613-612-0624.
March 17 An Irish stew supper will be held on Friday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church hall in Fitzroy Harbour. Adults $12 each. Children under ten years of age $6 each. Glutenfree choices will be available. Everyone welcome. For more information, please call 613-623-3882. March 30 The annual general meeting of the Fitzroy Harbour Community Association will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Executive and volunteer positions available. Hear about 2016 successes and plans for 2017. Memberships will be on sale at this meeting. April 8 St. Michael’s four-hand euchre tournament on Saturday, April 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre, 100 Clifford Campbell St. Tournament will also happen on Saturday, 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.
Ongoing Free one-hour fitness classes for adults 55-plus at the Kinburn Community Centre on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Instructor is Heart Wise Exercise certified. Classes accommodate all fitness levels. Please bring along a yoga mat and medium weight tubing with handles. Classes will run until the end of May.
SOUTH MARCH April 4 to April 11 The Man of the Shroud exhibit will be displayed at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 1135 March Rd., from April 4 to April 11. Free admission. Donations appreciated. Featuring a life-sized authentic reproduction of the Shroud of Turin, as well as more than 30 display panels citing
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My daughter slipped and fell and broke her arm badly on an icy sidewalk. I’m upset because it was unnecessary as there was no salt on that stretch of the sidewalk, even though everywhere else in my neighborhood was salted. Fortunately, my daughter can still come with the family on a trip for March Break. My neighbor says I should speak to a lawyer. I think she may be right but that can wait until we are back from vacation can’t it? NO IT CAN’T. In Ontario when people slip and fall on Municipally serviced roads and sidewalks they may have a cause of action against the Municipality. However, the Municipality, is entitled to notice within 10 days of an injury pursuant to the Municipal Act. If you fail to give notice within the stipulated period then you must provide an explanation for the delay, which a judge may accept failing which you may lose your right to recover damages. If you or someone you care for is injured in a fall, you should consider contacting a lawyer immediately to protect the right to recover compensation. 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.
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Stanley Cup 125th Evening Celebration A tribute to the Holy Grail of Hockey Join us for an evening with NHL alumni Guy Lafleur, Mike Bossy, Paul Coffey, Bernie Parent, Dave Keon and of course, the Stanley Cup
The Canadian Museum of History March 15, 2017 Cocktails: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Reception: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Tickets: $150 • Food and non-alcoholic beverages included • Two tickets for bar beverages • Free parking and coat check • An opportunity to have your photo taken with the Stanley Cup • An exclusive viewing of the newly opened Hockey exhibit
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