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Richcraft Recreation Complex opents its doors to the public. – Page 5
John Deere dealership moving from Stittsville to West Carleton. – Page 12
Santa is definitely smitten with little Bridget Gemmill at the Fitzroy Harbour Christmas party last Saturday morning. The community centre had plenty of kids and parents on hand as Santa spoke with each one on stage and handed out gifts. Only 13 more sleeps until the big day.
Santa parade Saturday in Carp
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News - Santa Claus has been busy driving his sleigh in parades in Constance Bay, Arnprior, Renfrew and Calabogie. And this Saturday, he comes back to West Carleton. The Huntley Community Association (HCA) is hosting its 5th annual Santa Claus parade in Carp Dec. 14. Parade registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Diefenbunker park-
ing lot at 3911 Carp Rd. Carp Road will be closed at 11:45. The parade begins at noon. The parade begins and ends at the Diefenbunker and follows Carp Road to Juanita Street to Langstaff Drive, turning right on Donald B. Munro Drive and back onto Carp Road. Road closures will be in effect for the parade. See PARADE, page 5
News – Pinto Valley Ranch, among the valley’s most popular places for the public to experience a working farm and ride horses, is set to close its gates for the last time. After 58 years the ranch will turn into a private residence and farm on Sunday, June 1, 2014. It will remain a boarding facility for many area horse owners, but the Jardine family has decided that the time is right to hang up the saddle. Generations of rural lifestyle lovers have journeyed to the ranch, located at the corner of Galetta Side and Ferry roads in West Carleton. They could pet the animals that dart across the pond or fields, ride a horse or grab some chow at Step Up Ruby’s restaurant. “We are retiring in June,” said owner Tracey, as enthusiastic as always. “We are in a position to make it happen, and it’s a lot of work. It’s with joy and sadness, because it’s been a lot of years.” Tracey and Ben intend to spend more time attending their children’s
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activities and gathering together for quiet family time. “We are excited to settle into a little slower pace and make family time our number one priority,” Tracey said. In a press release issued Dec. 6, Pinto Valley ranch indicated that customers are encouraged to renew old memories or make new ones before the spring due date. “It has been a lot of fun and a real privilege to have enjoyed the last five years here at the ranch with the public,” it reads. “We have met so many new and wonderful people and it has been a very fast paced exciting ride.” An auction sale takes place Saturday, June 7, 2014. Horses, ponies, tack, equipment and other related items from the business will be up for sale. For more, see www. pintovalley.com With the recent closure of Storyland amusement park northwest of Renfrew, the loss of another rural institution in Pinto Valley Ranch is sad news to many. But the Jardines insist it is – like every day the sun comes up cause for celebration.
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Dunrobin driver charged after playing chicken with cars in Wakefield Trevor Greenway Metro Ottawa
News - A 42-year-old Dunrobin man was arrested for impaired driving Nov. 30 after he allegedly smoked pot and played â€œchickenâ€? with at least a dozen cars, including a police cruiser on Highway 105 in Wakefield. According to MRC des Collines Spokesperson Martin Fournel, the man, who has yet to be identified, left Mont Ste-Marie after a day of snowboarding around 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 and began â€œdriving like he was impaired.â€? He was veering in and out of his lane and
drivers heading in the opposite direction had to swerve to avoid a head-on collision, said Fournel. He said his force got a handful of calls within minutes from motorists following the erratic driver. â€œWhen there was no vehicle coming the other way, he was driving normal,â€? said Fournel. â€œSo (witnesses) noticed when there was a vehicle coming the opposite way, he was swerving at them.â€? An MRC des Collines Police cruiser headed north to intercept the driver and nearly collided with him head-on, Fournel said.. The cop pulled a U-turn and pursued the driver, but the 42-year-old wouldnâ€™t pull over. He
then ran a red light in Wakefield before giving up his joy ride, Fournel said. Officers figured the man was drunk, but they couldnâ€™t smell alcohol. A sobriety test proved he was under the legal blood-alcohol concentration of .08 per cent, but cops werenâ€™t convinced he was completely sober. They sent him to a Gatineau police station where cops performed an â€œintense questionnaire,â€? that Fournel said revealed the driver was stoned on marijuana. â€œThey were able to, without any doubt, say that he used pot,â€? said Fournel, adding that the questionnaire lasted over an hour. Fournel would not elaborate on the content of the questionnaire.
â€œExactly how much? Hard to tell.â€? Police also took a urine sample and he said results are pending. Police towed the manâ€™s vehicle, but found no drugs or alcohol inside. Charges are pending against the driver, said Fournel. â€œWe donâ€™t believe it was an attempted suicide, he was just playing chicken â€“ with people.â€? Police are looking for any drivers who were forced to swerve out of the way of a 2010 dark blue Toyota Corolla on Hwy 105 on Saturday between around 4 p.m. Anyone with information can call Fournel at 819-459-9911 ext. 3262.
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are doing the hard work to figure out who is our constituency for issues we think are most important.â€? McCrimmon said the publicâ€™s pox-on-all-their-houses summary is a form of voter suppression that benefits Harper and the Conservatives. â€œIf they make it so unsavoury that everybody is turned off, he wins,â€? she said. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of good people in politics, but if everyone is turned off the angry cynical people will win. Thatâ€™s why we need to build hope.â€?
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News â€“ Ottawa area Liberals and New Democrats have fallen short of calling for Prime Minister Stephen Harperâ€™s resignation over the senate scandal, but that could just be a matter of time. Tory MP Gordon Oâ€™Connor wonâ€™t speak to the issue, prompting at least on opposition MP to indicate that backbenchers are no longer following the PMOâ€™s script. â€œHe doesnâ€™t believe in his own partyâ€™s talking points, thatâ€™s why he wonâ€™t speak with (Metroland East),â€? said Paul Dewar of the MP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills. â€œIâ€™ve had frank discussions in the past with Gordon Oâ€™Connor. I know him to be an honourable man. And given the point of view he might not be running again, it doesnâ€™t surprise me.â€? Dewar, member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, said the scandal is less about the senate than Harper and his inner circle. Backbenchers have long tired of being muzzled by young handlers in the PMO, culminating in Conservative bill to place limits on Harperâ€™s power. Dewar said he agrees with Michael Chongâ€™s private memberâ€™s bill in principle, but that his party already has many of its provisions in place. Former Liberal leadership candidate Karen McCrimmon sides with Justin Trudeau when it comes to holding off on a demand that Harper resign. She is convinced there is
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Closing rural city services politically unpopular Kinburn cityâ€™s least-used service centre; closing centres and axing staff could save $842K Laura Mueller firstname.lastname@example.org
News - Closing underused city service centres would save a lot of money, but councillors said that option is unacceptable. West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry said centres that provide city services are
an important issue for councillors â€“ especially those who represent rural areas. â€œThey are also places where city staff can work remotely,â€? he added. The city needs to consider the intangible benefits of providing easy access to the centres because it encourages people to follow the rules and
obtain necessary permits for things like fires, El-Chantiry said. The city employs the equivalent of 40 full-time employees to staff the centres with a budget of $3.2 million. Axing 13 of those employees and closing the centres they work at could save the city $824,000 a year, auditor
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general Alain Lalondeâ€™s 2012 report found. â€œThis is because the resources are not being fully utilized,â€? said Ray Kostuch, the deputy auditor general. But city manager Kent Kirkpatrick said city management has no intent of closing centres at this point. The rural centres â€“ especially Kinburn â€“ would be first on the chopping block. They already operate on limited hours â€“ usually only once a week. Itâ€™s fairly common for rural residents to use service centres in the urban area, where they work, Kostuch said. Donna Gray, manager of Service Ottawa, reiterated that she is not looking at closing rural service centres. The centres provide essential tax and other city services â€œfor our residents who donâ€™t have internet access and people who donâ€™t have access in other ways,â€? she said. Rather, Kirkpatrick said the
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Kinburnâ€™s city service centre was the least used in 2012, according to an audit. It processed only 11 transactions on an average day but city councillors said itâ€™s important to keep rural service centres open. city will look at how the staff time and service capacity at the centres could bet better used. The city will also be looking at ensuring the service centres are located where they provide the most convenience and have the best chance of being used by residents.
Twenty-three per cent of transactions performed at the centres are payments of water and tax bills, which could be automated instead of requiring staff to process the payments, Kostuch said. The city is in the process of putting more services online as part of the Service Ottawa initiative.
Thank You! to our landowners for your generous support year after year.
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Every year generous landowners allow the winter use of their property for the enjoyment of snowmobiling. This land use is a privilege that is crucial to the existence of our snowmobile trails, and provides many social, recreational and economical benefits to our entire community â€“ not to mention memories made out on the trails and at events with family and friends. On behalf of snowmobilers and businesses that benefit from our trails, the West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association wish to say a special â€œthanksâ€? to our landowners for the use of their property again this season.
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Richcraft Recreation Complex throws open the doors Jessica Cunha email@example.com
West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry and Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson pose beside the eight-lane swimming pool, just one fo the many feature of the $43.14million Richcraft Recreation Complex. “A lot of people in the community have been involved in getting this done,” she said, adding it’s great to see the ﬁnished product. “Sketches aren’t the same as the real thing.” After seven years of planning, with council giving the complex the green light in 2010, the centre will be a hub of activity for residents in Kanata, West Carleton, Stittsville and Goulbourn. “We’re grateful and happy,”
said West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry. “It’s the only pool from Fitzroy Harbour to Kanata, except for the leisure centre.” The $43.14-million recreation complex boasts an eightlane swimming pool, a leisure and therapeutic pool, two full gymnasiums, a ﬁtness and cardio centre, multi-purpose rooms, a lighted sports ﬁeld with artiﬁcial turf and an outdoor skate park, which is the “number one skate park in all
of Ottawa,” said Wilkinson. The complex also features four public art commissions by local artists, and the beginnings of an outdoor sculpture garden. Gauntlet, a hockey glove carved out of Indiana limestone and created by Almonte artist Marcus Kucey-Jones, was paid for through fundraising money and is the ﬁrst addition to what will become the sculpture garden. Kucey-Jones said he chose
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duced water use. The state-of-the-art facility, located at 4101 Innovation Dr., will have a soft opening for the month of December, so people have time to try about the facilities, classes and pool, said Chantal Laporte, recreation portfolio manager. Programming will start in January. “I think the community is very lucky to have such a gorgeous place,” she said. “We couldn’t have done it without them.”
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News - The ﬁrst thing many people notice as they walk through the doors of the new Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata is the large, eight-lane pool surrounded by windows and ﬁlled with light. Sisters Alexandria and Norah Beer said they are looking forward to testing out the new facility. “Going in the swimming pool and going outside to the park,” are seven-year-old Alexandria’s two main priorities, she said. Not to be outdone, ﬁveyear-old Norah said, “I’ll use everything!” as she looked around the 8,360 square metre building. The two sisters helped load up the vault with time capsules from the mayor and west end councillors during the grand opening ceremony for the Richcraft Recreation Complex on Dec. 5. Community fundraising, including the sale of the time capsules, helped pay for an additional two lanes for the pool, as well as a youth room and a larger skate park. So far, the efforts have generated $979,900 of the $1.2 million needed, said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, and fundraising is ongoing.
a hockey glove, even though there’s no skating rink at the facility, because it’s a powerful image. “The way it’s placed signiﬁes celebration and challenge,” he said. Wilkinson said more art will be added as funds become available to make the complex a cultural, as well as sports-oriented, facility. The complex is designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD certiﬁcation, promoting energy efﬁciency and r e -
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Christmas has exploded all over the house Lifestyle - This past weekend all Christmas broke loose at the Fisher farm. I had an agenda when I woke up Sunday morning because I knew things were only going to get busier before the big day and if I didn’t get a move on the lights would never get up. It’s not like they can put themselves up. So, I found the ladder and the long hooked pole that the Farmer had rigged up for this very purpose. I got the box of lights out of the basement, spent half an hour untangling them and stretching them out across the front lawn, then I fastened the end of the string
of lights to the end of the hooked pole. Wielding my instrument like a super-long fly-fishing rod, I cast up toward the top of the huge pine tree. And promptly got the entire apparatus stuck there. I got the pole back and the end of the lights are sort of up at the top of the tree. Almost at the top. Good enough. A man on a galloping horse would never notice, as my mom says. I brought the pole to the barn and got a garden rake out instead. Armed with that, I repeatedly pushed the string of lights up onto the branches as I moved my ladder around the tree.
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DIANA FISHER Accidental Farmwife Almost tipped over a few times, and I imagined the boys watching me from the house. I was stubborn, didn’t ask for help, and decided halfway through I didn’t need it anyway. I got the job done. Back in the house, I decided I would let the men go find me a tree while I dragged boxes of decorations out of the attic crawl space. I found the balls and the stars, the angels and the ribbon that I wind through the branches. I tested the strings of white lights and hung the stockings all over the living room. Then I
started getting the house ready for Sunday dinner and waited for the men. I had given them less than an hour to find me a tree before we had to start cooking dinner. I hoped they would be lucky. I remember one Christmas a few years ago when I challenged the Farmer to find me a tree on the property. We drove the ATV out back over deep snow and I pointed at the top of a huge tree. He climbed up and sawed the top five feet off. When it fell down to the ground and rolled over I burst out laughing. The back of it was just a bunch of
brown twigs. My poor husband was covered in sweat from his tree-climbing and sawing efforts. We just left the poor thing there in the snow and went to visit the Johnson Brothers instead. And that’s what we have done every year – gone to a tree farm to pick out a perfectly trimmed and cultivated Christmas tree, like the cityfolk. Well, this year I decided I wanted to try again. And the Farmer is always up for a challenge. Within an hour I heard the ATV returning, a beautiful round tree on the trailer and our two Chinese students dangling their feet off the back of the ride. It wasn’t until they unloaded their bounty that I was told it was actually two trees tied together. Leave it to the Farmer to come up with that little feat of engineering. Bringing it into the
house was a bit of a challenge, and so was finding a space for it in the living room. I got the lights and ribbon, ornaments and candy canes on it before our guests arrived and even snapped a picture or two. John and Jerry pronounced it beautiful, and I have to agree. It’s the best tree we have ever had. Our beautiful double-barreled Christmas tree tried to fall into the room once during Sunday dinner, reminding us to tighten the screws in the base as well as tying it to the curtain rods on both sides. Now it is secure. It should make it through the holidays, as long as I remember to lock the cats in the basement before I go to bed at night. ‘Cause if they get into it, the song will be “oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, your ornaments are history…”
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ntensification is still the buzz word for development in Ottawa, so we should all get used to it. The city recently approved a swath of plans that will guide the cityâ€™s growth and development over the next two decades. Council gave the thumbs up to five master plans, including the Official Plan, the infrastructure master plan and the transportation master plan. The city said it will encourage intensification, not exactly a new concept, but one that usually sparks heated debate when development applications are discussed at community associations and at planning committee. Yet for some reason, it sometimes comes as a shock to residents when a developer takes the city at its word and proposes to build a high-rise or mid-rise in an established community. But itâ€™s not willy-nilly development.The official plan encourages intensification in specific areas of the city, namely rural areas, villages, mixed-use centres and public transit stations. The plan requires development to fit the character of the community. Keep in mind, a developer can always apply to build a large building in an area the city may not prefer. All it requires is a little rezoning â€“ and if the city objects, it risks fighting an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board, and Ottawa hasnâ€™t exactly racked
up a stellar record fighting those appeals, especially when the development requests are supported by the cityâ€™s own staff. We can only hope this type of unwanted development requests are few and far between, as the official plan offers preferred areas of the city for intensification. Residents should check out the planned extensions to the Transitway, as well as the future routes of the light-rail transit system, which will be built over the coming decades. Those plans will give a good indication what areas developers are targeting for intensification. The cityâ€™s Official Plan aims to promote smart growth, for instance, by discouraging urban sprawl, a costly phenomenon for taxpayers, as it requires providing roads, water pipes, storm water management and other services to previously undeveloped areas. Smart growth means encouraging public transit and reducing the number of motorists clogging our roads. The cityâ€™s master plans for growth offer solace for residents by giving them the relative certainty of where development can occur, and what type of development, with rules governing the heights and designs of buildings. To avoid unwelcome shocks, residents may want to check out the plans, specifically in areas near where they live.
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ast time we looked, the cinemas at the World Exchange Plaza were doomed. No one was happy about that, apparently not even the people who were doing the dooming. But, as the current motto of the hopeless goes, it is what it is. The movie theatres at World Exchange are nice and, more important, nicely located. They have developed a bit of a niche following by blending in artier fare with the usual mainstream stuff. But one movie company decided to vacate the premises when its lease expires, and while another movie company has taken over the lease, there are no guarantees that it will continue to show movies in 2014. Meanwhile, the owners of the building are thinking about converting the theatres to office space. Yes, office space with sloping floors. But it is what it is. Ottawa city council has expressed concern, with various councillors asking city staff to explore all options, and noting rather pointedly that the city has been helpful to the World Exchange people in the past. It sure would be nice if someone with a sense of social responsibility and civic pride â€” perhaps even the current owners
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not also true that one of the aims of our city government has been to encourage population growth in the centre, getting people to move downtown in a bid to make the city more liveable, less dependent on the automobile? It canâ€™t help this goal if the people who move downtown then have to get into their cars and drive for half an hour if they want to see a movie. (That is, a mainstream movie, because the Bytowne, on Rideau Street, does a good job of serving those whose taste in films leans to the less commercial.) And itâ€™s not much in the way of consolation that a cinema is maybe going to open at the new Lansdowne development. Thatâ€™s more than walking distance for many downtown people. So they will drive their cars to Lansdowne, giving the Glebe just what it needs: more cars. The situation is so dire that people have even begun to use what I call the G8 argument, to wit: â€œWhat a disgrace that in the capital of a G8 nation you canâ€™t even find a movie theatre in the downtown!â€? And you know, that is a persuasive argument. But what can anybody do about it? Business will do what business will do, like it or not. City council can plead, citizens can mutter. But no one can force a cinema to stay
open. It is what it is. This is probably the kind of thing Justin Trudeau was getting at when he made his much ridiculed comments about his â€œlevel of admirationâ€? for the Chinese government and that fact that a dictatorship can do things in a hurry. Thereâ€™s something in that. If we had the Chinese government here and the Chinese government wanted there to be a movie theatre in downtown Ottawa, there would be one and we could all enjoy attending it. Of course, weâ€™d also have the Chinese government.
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Restaurant, the LCBO, or Scotiabank in the village. Ornaments are in blue or pink to indicate gender, with an age range on the back. The gift can be dropped off at the church or the food aid in the Memorial Hall basement. There isn’t a lot of concern that donations to Filipino typhoon survivors will take away from giving locally. There are always lots of different causes during the Christmas season, Stone said. In past years the church hall is packed with boxes, food and gifts. About 40 volunteers are racing about with 10 drivers coming and going all day long. “It’s a real community thing, not just the congregation. It’s a lot of fun and crazy. Last year it was a snowstorm,” Stone said. “Christmas is a wonderful time for us to think of others. It gives you an opportunity to take a pause on the craziness of Christmas and serve and support other people that are having a hard time.” She said it is a gift to volunteers to help others. Anyone wishing to make a donation before the Dec. 20 delivery day is asked to drop off food or a cheque to West Carleton Emergency Food Aid, 3739 Carp Rd., or St. James the Apostle church at 3774 Carp Rd., in the village of Carp.
Community – The annual food basket drive will be a challenge this year with a jump in need anywhere from a quarter to a third. “We’ll need up to 90 baskets,” Rev. Monique Stone said. “It’s an overall increase of 25 to 30 per cent.” Stone is with St. James Anglican Church, located next to the Carp fairgrounds. Some from her congregation join other volunteers at the parish hall on the Friday before Christmas to package baskets and deliver to recipients throughout West Carleton. A big setback is that she isn’t expecting significant corporate donations as in past years. “We have no indication there will be any hope of a large corporate donation like in the last couple of years.” Added to this, the price of food has escalated over the year putting pressure on the West Carleton Emergency Food Aid’s ability to package a dinner and breakfast. Each box should contain a fresh turkey, cheese and fixings, along with food for the morning and, for families with children, gifts. Anyone wanting to purchase a child’s gift can take an ornament from angel trees at Alice’s
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WCSOPA students to showcase talents Dec. 15 drama students, from recreational and competitive fields. Showtimes are 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and doors open at the community centre 15 minutes prior to each set. “This is our 13th annual holiday showcase. Time flies,” said WCSOPA director Melissa Demers. She said the event is a “very family friendly opportunity to be exposed to the performing arts” and is intended to cultivate an appreciation of dance and drama. “People can expect to see various styles of dances, and some drama, (tap, jazz, ballet, acro, contemporary, hip hop and musical theater),” added school administrator Donna Bernard. “Tickets are $ 5 and that gets you into all three shows, tickets are available at the studio
now and at the door.” The winter showcase is a fundraiser for a tumble track for the studio, located at 3987 Dunrobin Rd. in Woodlawn. “A tumble track is an inflatable track that is used for many different things, tumbling, learning different types of jumps, and lifts. The air filled track assists in giving students more air time to allow them to learn new skills in a safe environment, said Bernard. Along with dancing, there will also be a silent auction, bake sale and various vendors, just in time for Christmas. “(It’s) lots of fun seeing the adorable two year-old right up to the jaw dropping talent of our senior dancers,” said Demers. For more information, call 613-832-4648.
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Will this be a Snowy winter? With numbers of Snowy Owls currently being sighted across southern Ontario, this may well be one of those years. The Snowy Owl I encountered was a young male. I could tell this because it was quite small for its species (but still large for an owl) and had dark markings on top of its head, wings, and back. Adult males sport very few spots and some are immaculate. Females, which are a third larger than the males, always have some dark markings. Young females are sometimes so heavily marked they look like a
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Lifestyle When one thinks of an owl, a big brown bird silently gliding through the night usually comes to mind. This is because most of our owls sport brown as their main colour and most hunt at night. Great Horned and Barred owls are our two largest local nesting species, but even diminutive Northern Saw-whet Owls and the mediumsized Long-eared and Short-eared owls are predominantly brown. In some winters boreal forest species visit our area. Great Gray Owls, Northern Hawk Owls and the rarely seen Boreal Owls are more grey than brown. Recently a Northern Hawk Owl, a long-tailed, diurnal owl that looks like a small but big-headed hawk, was spotted near Arnprior. Just last week I came across another visiting owl on the Galetta Side Road near the 417 overpass. It came from the north but not from the boreal forest, and its colour was white. It was a Snowy Owl, the most northern owl in the world, and it had come from
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News - A Stittsville John Deere dealership got the city’s nod to move to a new location in West Carleton, despite city staff’s advise to refuse the proposal. The Nortrax John Deere dealership off Carp Road is on its way to moving to a new, expanded location at 190 David Manchester Rd., nearby the new Play Value Toys location that faced a similar rezoning supported by councillors – but not city staff – last year. City planner Laurel McCreight said there is already more than 100 years worth of supply of vacant employment land in the rural area, so the dealership could find appropriate land that’s already zoned to allow something like a heavy equipment dealership. It’s not that simple, said Janet Bradley, a planning lawyer working on behalf of Nortrax. “In a nutshell, this property is very unique and unusual,” she said. The company has spent three years looking for a piece of land like this in the Ottawa area and this meets the bill, Bradley said. It’s bounded by Highway 7 on one side, a hydro corridor on the other side, and the only things nearby are a quarry and the Capital City Speedway, which won’t be bothered by flatbed trucks bringing in heavy farming and construction equipment, she said. The rocky land is partially covered with scrub forestry and couldn’t be farmed, she
added. Cam Tyhurst, general manager of Nortrax, said the site’s easy access to Highway 7, Highway 417 and Highway 416 make it ideal to deliver products to the catchment area of eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Members of the city’s agriculture and rural affairs committee agreed with Nortrax during SUBMITTED the Dec.5 meeting. They voted to allow the rezoning. Council will have to give its final Despite being advised to reject a proposal to allow a John Deere dealership to move near approval on Dec. 11, after this newspaper’s Highway 7, the city’s agriculture and rural affairs committee OKed the Nortrax relocation on Dec. 5 deadline. “If you’re looking in a perfect world this would be a perfect place to locate a business Eli El-Chantiry, who wanted to ensure the area around $550,000 in development charges relatbecause of the proximity to roads,” said the “still has a beautiful entrance to the City of ed to the relocation. Construction should begin committee chairmen, Osgoode Coun. Doug Ottawa” as motorists arrive along Highway 7 in the spring, Tyhurst said. Thompson. from the valley west of the city. Allowing the dealership to move and expand He questioned whether city staff consider the He went to great pains to show he supports would enable the $7.2 million construction actual development capabilities of the amount the rezoning application from Nortrax. project to go ahead, creating 175 construction of employment lands the city has designated. “To John Deere, we are happy and grateful jobs, Bradley said. Sometimes those lands aren’t developable, he you chose our city,” El-Chantiry said. “What The existing 35 employees would get to said, or they just don’t meet the needs of rural better fit for a John Deere business (than) to be keep their jobs at the dealership and it would businesses. in a rural area?” eventually hire eight to 12 additional workers, “Sometimes the figures are questionable,” Tyhurst said the committee’s support obvi- she added. The current facility has been located Thompson said. “Sometimes in these cases we ously made his company happy. at 189 Cardevco Rd. for around 20 years, Tyhave to look at where in fact is a good location “We’ve been a year and a half working on hurst said. to put a business.” this project,” Tyhurst said. “We’ve had spent The expanded facility wouldn’t offer any The dealership plans to keep as much of the numerous time, energy and dollars with the ap- new equipment. vegetation on site as possible and it will even plication work with the city and nearby resi“It’s the same product, just more of it,” Tydig pits in the rock so it can plant large conifer- dents to ensure that everybody is happy with hurst said. ous and deciduous trees along the perimeter so the location.” Nortrax sells construction and forestry they can grow large enough to provide a bufThe city didn’t receive any comments from equipment from John Deere and some other fer. the public about the rezoning application. brands, including backhoe loaders, harvesters, That pleased West Carleton-March Coun. Bradley pointed out the city would collect loaders and other heavy equipment.
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MVCA undertaking shoreline restoration along Carp River Theresa Fritz Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org
News â€“ Shoreline restoration initiatives are underway along the Carp River. The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is currently working on two projects downstream of the Village of Carp in partnership with the City of Ottawa, the Friends of the Carp River (FCR), shoreline landowners, and with funding from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). â€œWe are just starting with the work,â€? said MVCA biologist Kelly Stiles. She said the project came about when the Friends of the Carp River contacted the conservation authority in the hopes of expanding current restoration efforts downstream of Kanata, where some work had been done. â€œSurveys were done in 2012 to map areas in need of improve-
ment,â€? Stiles said, referring to the assessment done last summer which discovered issues such as erosion and blockage along the river. Two abandoned farm crossings were identified as areas in need of improvement and the landowners were contacted for permission to do work. That work was done last Thursday (Dec. 5). Stiles said the shorelines by these crossings have sustained ice damage and erosion problems. High flow velocities caused by the damage make it difficult for fish to migrate upstream to spring breeding grounds. â€œWe were successful in removing the two abandoned river crossings, as well as a debris jam from the Carp River as planned. In the spring, we intend to do a large shoreline planning to improve the riparian habitat and protect the shorelines against erosion at both sites,â€? Stiles said. Approximately 150 metres of shoreline will be planted with
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West Eco-Club works hard to make school more eco-friendly Emily Edwards WCSS co-op student
Community – The West Carleton Secondary School Eco Club, or “Gang Green”, is unquestionably putting in the time needed to get the school involved in environmental activities. Through weekly meetings, the students in the group have managed to coordinate a number of different eco-initiatives to improve school culture and environmental stewardship. Some of these activities include a Clean Air Champions presentation, discussing how to live a more sustainable and active life, and a day dedicated to cleaning up the school grounds. The group is also planning a waste and energy audit for the school, aiming to compare how
the students are doing in the first semester of school, to how they improve next semester. This should reflect the environmental consciousness of the students, and hopefully give the members of the club ideas for next year towards improving the environmental abilities of the school. The group is also planning a waste and energy audit for the school, aiming to compare how eco-conscious the students are now, to how they are next semester. An activity the “Gang Green” members are excited about is the “Ban the Bottle” campaign. The aim of the campaign is to get students to drink more tap water and avoid using plastic bottles. To support this initiative, the students are currently selling reusable water bottles with
the Eco Club logo. “We are aiming for engagement from the whole school to get all of this accomplished,” said science teacher at West Carleton, Amie Lee. “We also want to set some new goals for next year.” Lee mentions that the group is also planning
a spirit week in March that will include an “I can go without” campaign that aims to increase awareness of World Water Day. “This activity looks at what amenities people in most countries go without,” said Lee of the campaign. Also included in the spirit week will be a healthy alternative food fair and bake sale.
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CHEO takes home hardware for top pediatric inpatient care Sabine Gibbins email@example.com
News – The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) was named as the top hospital in Ontario for pediatric inpatient satisfaction according to a patient ratings report. The report, released last week, was completed by the National Research Corporation Canada/Ontario Hospital Association. The report, completed by the Ontario Hospital Association and National Research Council Canada, was based on patients who had an inpatient stay or emergency department
visit between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012. CHEO president and CEO Alex Munter said the good news is a reflection of the diligent and consistent work of hospital staff and the parents of many children. We really are the voice of patients and their families,” said Munter. “With 26 hospitals in Ontario being ranked … these are great institutions to be ranked with.” “We are accountable to our own patients, so this ranking comes as a compliment of CHEO people.” Munter said not a day goes by where he doesn’t
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inpatient care, according to a survey filled out by patients and parents. “This is just the beginning. CHEOnext, our strategic plan, focuses on providing an exceptional experience for every patient and family,” said Munter. “CHEO’s aim is to go from really good to really great by engaging patients and parents in every facet of care, listening to their feedback and using it to continuously improve.”
CHEO is the second largest hospital in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network and one of only a few stand-alone pediatric hospitals in Canada. Last year CHEO treated 6,245 children and youth, with more than 2,500 doctors working around the clock to provide care. The full report can be found at http://www.nationalresearch. ca/research-and-resources/reports/.
Next steps for a smoke-free Ontario include penalties Community - Ontario is taking the next steps to protect youth from the harmful effects of smoking. The province will introduce legislation and propose regulatory changes that would, if passed, strengthen the Smoke-Free Ontario Act by increasing penalties for selling tobacco to kids and further limiting smoking in public areas. The proposed measures include: * Prohibiting smoking on playgrounds, sport fields, and restaurant and bar patios. * Increasing fines for those who sell tobacco to youth, making Ontario’s penalties the highest in Canada. * Banning the sale of flavoured tobacco
products to make smoking less appealing to young people. * Strengthening enforcement to allow for testing of tobacco in waterpipes in indoor public places. * Prohibiting tobacco sales on post-secondary education campuses and specified provincial government properties. The measures build on steps the government has already taken, including protecting kids from tobacco exposure in motor vehicles, prohibiting tobacco use in indoor public places and workplaces, and banning the sale of flavoured cigarillos. Preventing youth from starting to use tobacco and protecting them from the harmful
effects of second hand smoke will help to achieve the government’s Action Plan for Health Care goal to have the lowest smoking rate in the country. QUICK FACTS
• 66 per cent of people in Ontario want smoking to be prohibited on restaurant and bar patios. • 58 Ontario municipalities representing 61 per cent of the population already ban smoking on playgrounds. • Each year, tobacco claims 13,000 lives in Ontario — equivalent to 36 lives every day.
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Inaugural Carp dinner and talk a success; raises funds for food bank Lifestyle - It was a familiar scene for the old Carp Memorial Hall as families, seniors and singles getting together for a meal, children playing, people singing a few carols and the community raising food and funds for those less fortunate. The Dec. 8 event was a group effort, with volunteers from the Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre, funding from the Carp Ridge Learning Centre, (a registered charity), donations of food from growers at the Carp Farmer’s Market and individuals contributing their cooking and help setting up and cleaning up. SEVERAL GOALS
The goal of this event is manypronged: to fundraise for the local food bank (seven large boxes and $1,100); increase awareness of our local food supply; share knowledge of nutritious eating; support area families and seniors; bring commu-
nity together as sponsors/speakers; strengthen our network of sustainable services; and learn tools for healthy living in the often stressful modern world. The theme for this first dinner and talk was Healthy Sweeteners, with naturopathic doctor Chelsey Corrigan separating out “the good, the bad and the ugly”, encouraging us to replace our white sugar and artificial sweeteners with more wholesome and natural varieties which were on display for people to try. A useful handout will no doubt be pinned to several fridges! Almost 50 people of all ages attended, with much appreciation for the healthy and delicious food cooked mainly by holistic chef Kim Trott from Carp. The highlights were shepherd’s pie with sweet potatoes, a chickpea curry with coconut milk and an apple-rhubarb crisp with yogurt and local maple syrup.
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Christmas breakfast Tim and son Tyler Leclair of MacLaren’s Landing enjoy breakfast in the Bay last Saturday morning. Along with the Santa party upstairs - served by members of the 32nd West Carleton Girl Guides, photo at left - a craft sale was held on the main floor. Selling her homemade Christmas crafts is Delayne Bird. PHOTOS BY DEREK DUNN/METROLAND
³4HE 3TATION´ AT ,ONGFIELDS 9OU´VE !RRIVED This Saturday December 14th, Campanale Homes will ofﬁcially unveil the long awaiting centrepiece to their Longﬁelds Station project in the heart of Barrhaven. The STATION , conveniently located directly in front of the new Longﬁelds Transit station, is a short walk from the transitway and unlimited access to Ottawa’s public transportation hub. This four-storey luxury apartment condominium, will feature a selection of one and two bedroom designs, 12 in total to choose from, complete with storage lockers and heated underground parking for most units. All but one design will also have an ample sized balcony adorned with smoked glass guards. One of the more unique features of this distinctive destination, is the inclusion of 6 light commercial shops and services on the main ﬂoor. The main entrance opens up to a wonderfully expansive lobby, fully secured and professional decorated with both stair and elevator access to the suites above and the parking garage below. The commercial units have no access to the residential apartments above and are being set up with concrete walkways and smoked glass entrances and professional looking sign boxes to compliment the overall look and luxury of the building. The light commercial services and shops are there to enhance and compliment the lifestyles of the residents above. Campanale Homes have been building lasting investments in Ottawa and the area for over three decades. Founders and brothers - Rocco, Tony and Vince started with a vision and desire to bring exceptional value and traditional craftsmanship to homes of varying sizes and styles. Like their experienced craftspeople that turn plans into the reality of inviting homes, Campanale planners took the same care
and skill to develop their community in the absolutely perfect Barrhaven location. It’s simply not enough for Campanale to be in the right location. The Station scores high in this area due to its walking proximity to the Longﬁelds Transit station, and the many amenities Barrhaven has to offer. Responsible and trusted planners like Campanale develop a community so that early-built homes provide total property enjoyment while the rest of the development progresses. No Campanale homeowner will feel as if they’ve moved into a construction wasteland, due to the care that Campanale takes when crafting a neighborhood. With only 36 residential units available at The STATION, the Campanale team expects it won’t take long before The STATION sells out and in the Fall of 2015, they will be welcoming residents to their new homes, helping to make Longﬁelds Station one of the fastest growing communities in Barrhaven. Campanale has reserved the ground ﬂoor of The STATION for light commercial, allowing for professional services that will enhance and compliment the lifestyle of the residents above and not interfere with their enjoyment of their new home.
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Likewise the residents will enjoy the shops and services right at their ﬁngertips. The types of businesses and ofﬁces allowed will
of amenities that can already be found in Barrhaven, and several of the commercial spaces have already been sold. The condo-apartments themselves will be available in 12 different ﬂoor-plans of one and two bedroom units, with or without a convertible den. An in-unit utility room will be equipped to handle washers and dryers. Sizes will range from
be strictly controlled, as will their hours of operation. Entrances will be designed with security in mind and to the end that business and residential trafﬁc will be separated. It’s Campanale’s aim to have high quality commercial occupants who would provide professional services that would be of beneﬁt to the residents of The STATION and the local community, adding to the list
608 to almost 1159 square-feet with plenty of natural light through thermally efﬁcient windows. As with any Campanale home you can expect premium ﬁnishes and treatments, as well as energy efﬁcient appliances and all the amenities that have made award winner Campanale Homes one of the most respected builders in the region. Every condo-apartment will be
loaded with high-end features, including granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile and hardwood ﬂooring, central air, high ceilings and so much more. What will surprise most everyone is that The STATION will be able to offer all this in an incredibly low price range of the low $250K’s to the $450K’s. Every unit will have a parking space and a storage locker at no extra cost. Campanale expect these luxury suites to sell out fast when The STATION is pre-launched this month, and early birds will deﬁnitely have the advantage of getting their pick of the new homes. The STATION, like the entire Longﬁelds community, will appeal to a wide variety of home-seekers and investors. Empty nesters, seniors and young professionals alike will enjoy the freedom from property maintenance, and career minded types will love the executive-living lifestyle only steps from the transitway. Couples of all ages will appreciate the convenience of all the amenities located within walking distance of The STATION, including the many shops, schools, places of worship and recreation facilities. For those looking to enjoy the great outdoors, will revel in the availability of walking trails and bike paths and a world of sports ﬁelds and parks, directly across the street in South Nepean Park. The Longﬁelds Station Sales Centre is open Monday through Thursday, from noon to 8 pm and from noon to 5 pm on weekends and holidays. You can call 613 440 3750 or visit www.campanale.com for more information. Don’t forget to drop by this Saturday December 14th at 10am for you special opportunity to own a piece of THE STATION. Register online at www.campanale.com
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Hydro rates to soar as province unveils Long Term Energy Plan
Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli is seen speaking in Ottawa in early 2013. On Dec. 2, Chiarelli unveiled the province’s Long Term Energy Plan, which will see hydro rates increase 42 per cent over the next five years. wath. Under the new plan, the existing Industrial Electricity Incentive for large hydro users would continue, and the Northern Industrial Electric-
ity Rate Program would be extended to 2016. Any continuation of the clean energy benefit, set to expire at the end of 2015, would require “legislative changes” and “take into ac-
count a number of factors, including the province’s financial situation.” In keeping with the “conservation over generation” theme of the plan, the government plans to lower energy usage during excessive peak times (such as summer heat waves) by expanding demand response to participating businesses, thus lowering energy usage – and generation costs – during these times. Incentives for homeowners to upgrade the efficiency of their homes were floated in the plan, a move that would see the cost of retrofits applied to the homeowner’s hydro bill. Annual reports detailing the state and progress of the energy sector going forward are included in the plan. Like the home retrofit incentives, the plan contains a number of tentative ideas for future consideration. These moves could have an impact on rates. Among them is the consideration of importing clean energy from neighbouring jurisdictions.
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News - Ontario residents can expect to continue paying more for electricity, even after years of significant rate increases. That was the key information contained within the province’s LongTerm Energy Plan, which was announced by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli on Dec. 2. Released every three years, the plan maps out the chosen generation methods for the province’s energy requirements while forecasting how that generation will impact rates going forward. The 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan had little good news for those hoping for a reprieve on their bills. Rates are forecast to increase dramatically in the next several years, to the tune of 42 per cent by 2018, a figure which includes the scheduled removal of the 10 per cent Ontario Clean Energy Benefit. For an average home using 800 kilowatt hours of hydro per month, this would mean monthly bills would rise from $125 to $178 by 2018. By 2032, the end of the plan’s time frame, this bill would be $210. Chiarelli stressed the projections from this plan are lower than that of the 2010 plan due to measures taken to lower the cost of electricity generation. A number of actions, including scrapping plans to build new nuclear capacity and changes to an agreement with Samsung – the contract at the heart of the 2009 Green Energy Act are among the mitigating factors taken in the past year to rein in rate inflation. “This plan reflects what we heard from thousands of people and dozens of organizations right across the province,” Chiarelli said in a statement. “Our vision for Ontario is to create a clean, affordable and reliable energy system that focuses on conservation and addresses regional needs.” Under the 2013 plan, Ontario will continue to pursue renewable energy generation options, meaning more subsidized wind and solar, as well as increased hydroelectric generation. Coal-powered generation will be phased out by the end of 2013, and with plans for new nuclear capacity cancelled, production from that sector will eventually represent less than half of the province’s power mix. Opposition parties, who had been turning up the heat on the governing Liberals in recent months over hydro rates, spoke out following the release of the plan. In legislature, Progressive Conservative energy critic Lisa MacLeod dubbed the document a “short-term energy plan,” saying the government “has a lot of nerve to come into the assembly and tell Ontarians they are not going to be paying as much originally projected.” MacLeod cited the continuing loss of manufacturing jobs in the province as a product of the province’s energy policies. “According to many of the stakeholders I have spoken to, the LTEP is nothing more than a candy store – something for everyone – procuring 300 megawatts of wind and 140 mega-
watts of solar in 2014 and 2015, even though the province does not need the power,” said MacLeod. “(Ratepayers) are tired of it, they can’t afford it, they want it to stop.” New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath said in a release that the latest energy plan was the government’s way of distracting voters from its own past policy decisions. “The Liberal government is scrambling to take some long overdue steps today, but they’re still on the same old path that’s left Ontarians with the highest hydro bills in the country,” said Horwath. Horwath said that off-peak hydro rates – which consumers were encouraged to take advantage of – have risen 40 per cent since the last energy plan in 2010, while overall hydro bills have doubled since the Liberals took office. “This doesn’t cut it for families who were expecting real relief from bills that keep climbing,” stated Hor-
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Restaurants cook up successful food and wine show Jessica Cunha firstname.lastname@example.org
Community - The Kanata Chamber of Commerceâ€™s annual Food and Wine Show was a resounding success, selling out and raising some much-need funds for the Kanata Food Cupboard, said executive director Rosemary Leu. â€œ(It was) fantastic, beyond soldout â€“ great crowd and support from the businesses and community,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s always our favourite event to do. Our restaurants did us proud.â€? Three-hundred tickets were sold to the 12th-annual show, which featured local food, winery and brewery vendors, held at the Holiday Inn and Suites on Nov. 21. â€œItâ€™s a really great way to find out about new restaurants in the area,â€? said Helen Burton, who attended the event for the first time. â€œI think itâ€™s terrific.â€?
Aside from the food and drink, the event also raised funds through a silent and live auction. â€œThe whole purpose of this event is to help the Kanata Food Cupboard,â€? said long-time event sponsor Mark Reid. â€œEvery little bit helps.â€? Marc Dumais, chair of the food cupboard, said the event is one of the organizationâ€™s largest fundraisers every year. â€œThis event is really, really important for us,â€? he told the crowd. The food cupboard helps more than 10,000 people every year and saw a 15 per cent increase in demand from 2011 to 2012, Dumais said. â€œWeâ€™re really, really appreciative of this event and the people who put it on,â€? said Dumais. The chamber will present a cheque to the food cupboard with all the funds raised during an upcoming breakfast meeting.
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Algonquin College students Mac Coombs and Justine Rebertz plate herb goat cheese crostinis topped with brulĂŠe figs for Graffitiâ€™s Italian Eatery during the 12th-annual Food and Wine Show hosted by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 21.
Melanie Desjardins and Leesa Hudson serve up cocktails for The Crazy Horse Stonegrill Steakhouse and Saloon during the 12th-annual Food and Wine Show hosted by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 21.
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Kids’ party time at the WC Legion The youngsters had a great time Sunday at the West Carleton Legion children’s Christmas party. They created Christmas crafts and made gingerbread men as they waited for Santa to arrive. Above. Abigail Reed makes a beautiful card. Left, Ella WezlerSzaraz concentrates on her creation. For more photos of the party, see the Christ- Shannon Lyttle is comfortable in the rocking chair as mas supplement in next week’s paper. she waits for Santa Claus to arrive.
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Clayton woman needs community’s help; fundraiser is set for Dec. 14 Tara Gesner firstname.lastname@example.org
Community – “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” A fundraiser will be held next month in aid of a Clayton woman suffering from pulmonary fibrosis, leaving her breathless and dependent on oxygen. Dew Rotor, only 33-years-old, is permanently hospitalized at the Toronto General Hospital (TGH) until she receives a lifesaving double-lung transplant. Close Rotor family friend, Terry Garwood, says it was earlier this month that Dew learned her lungs have failed to the point that she must stay at the health-care facility until she receives her transplant. “It is not known how long it will take to find an organ donor,” said Garwood. Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic disease that results in scarring of the lungs. The scar tissue replaces healthy tissue and causes inflammation. This damage causes the lungs to stiffen and makes breathing increasingly difficult. Less than 10 per cent of Dew’s lungs are still functioning and even the functioning parts of her lungs are severely compromised. “In August, the transplant team at the Toronto General Hospital put Dew on the list for a double-lung transplant,” said Gar-
Clayton’s Dew Rotor, with her mother and sole caregiver (Leslirae Rotor), is currently in Toronto waiting for a double-lung transplant. A fundraiser on her behalf will take place Dec. 14 in the Carleton Place arena, or visit www. Life4Dew.ca to donate. wood. TGH has become the undisputed world leader in lung transplantation. Ottawa native Hélène Campbell received her doublelung transplant at TGH in April 2012. Her story became public after she reached out to celebrities including Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres to raise awareness about the need for organ donations while awaiting
her surgery. On Aug. 11, Dew and her mother (Leslirae Rotor) moved from their home in Clayton to an area near Guelph to be within the required two-hour radius of TGH. They have lived in Mississippi Mills for the last eight years. However, now that Dew is unable to leave TGH until her transplant, Leslirae must now find accommodation in the city as soon as possible, while maintaining the family home in Clayton. “I am worried about them,” said Garwood. “They are barely coping financially.” What’s more, TGH requires the mother and daughter to live in Toronto for a minimum of three months post transplant, which will add additional expense. People First of Lanark County (PFoLC), along with Garwood, are spearheading a Dec. 14 fundraiser to help cover costs for Dew and her mother: accommodation, meals (the hospital cannot meet Dew’s requirements for a specialized diet), medical, transportation, moving expenses, the list goes on. The fundraiser – Life4Dew – takes place from 7 to midnight at the Carleton Place Arena (upstairs hall). There will be live music, raffle draw, refreshments and more. Admission is a $10 donation to the cause.
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Ward 5 West Carleton-March HIDDEN LAKE TRAIL PARK In my previous column on November 7, 2013, I updated residents on the status of the Hidden Lake Trail Park, which is located in the Hidden Lake Crescent area of Carp. This is a park of 5.75 hectares in size and is identiﬁed as an area of natural and scientiﬁc interest by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Over last several weeks, work has been done in this area to do selective tree clearing necessary for the installation of a stone dust trail, which is now nearing completion. The trail system will allow public access into the site to enjoy the natural features of the site while minimizing the environmental impact. It has been brought to my attention that there are a lot of tire tracks from ATVs along the trail. I would like to remind residents that no motorized vehicles are allowed on this trail. The City’s By-Law Department will be installing signage to remind residents of this.
RICHCRAFT RECREATION CENTRE – KANATA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS On Thursday, December 5 I attended the grand opening of the new $43 million Richcraft Recreation Centre – Kanata (RRCK). Located at 4101 Innovation Drive, it is an absolutely beautiful state-of-theart and fully accessible facility that fulﬁlls the need for a recreation facility to service residents of West Carleton-March and Kanata. The 90,000 square foot building includes a 25-metre eight-lane indoor pool, a leisure therapeutic pool, two full gymnasiums, ﬁtness and cardio centre and several multi-purpose rooms. Outdoor features incorporate play areas for children - including water play, a basketball court, a skate park and a full-sized, lighted sports ﬁeld with artiﬁcial turf. The complex was built to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD standards including a number of green features that promote energy efﬁciency and reduced water use. Go to ottawa.ca to take a look at all that this great facility has to offer. If you’d like to sign up for programming, the RRCK’s program guide is posted on the home page of my website under the “Latest News” section.
SANTA CLAUS PARADE IN CARP The Huntley Community Association is hosting a Santa Claus Parade in Carp on Saturday, December 14. The parade begins at noon and the route starts and ends at the Diefenbunker. I’ll be participating in the parade on the City of Ottawa ﬂoat – and I may even be handing out some candy, so make sure to wave as the Ottawa ﬂoat goes by! Afterwards at 2pm, folks are invited to Carp Agricultural Hall where festivities will continue. Residents can enjoy some snacks while visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
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