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OPP to be conducting community satisfaction surveys by phone

Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 11:09 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Submitted

A Community Satisfaction Survey is scheduled to start in September in East Region to solicit public opinions about the services the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments deliver to communities throughout the region.

The Community Satisfaction Survey is a telephone survey that randomly selects members of the public (16 years or older) who live in Ontario. The survey takes about five to seven minutes to complete and is strictly voluntary. Those contacted and willing to participate are asked about issues such as community security, perceptions of crime and youth issues in the community, OPP presence in the community, service delivery and even how the OPP investigates crime and enforces the law.

The information provided by those surveyed is being collected by a research consultant, R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. that has been retained by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. The information is treated confidentially and the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of those surveyed will not be included in the survey results provided to the OPP.

Once the survey is complete, the results will be used in the OPP Business Action Plan and Annual Report. The information will also be useful in helping OPP’s East Region set out goals and objectives to improve on the services it delivers to communities across the region. These surveys are conducted throughout the province on a rotational three-year schedule.

The East Region detachment surveys will start in September and are expected to be completed by Nov. 30. 

Acupuncture: a traditional approach to health and wellbeing

Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 11:09 AM
posted by admin

By Dr. Natalie Bernicky

So why choose acupuncture as part of your health care? Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world, originating in China about 2000-5000 years ago. In 1979 the World Health Organization (WHO) formally endorsed acupuncture, and listed 41 diseases amenable to acupuncture treatment. Since then, the WHO has sponsored worldwide training programs in acupuncture, primarily because of its cost-effectiveness.

More recently, both the Canadian and American military have turned to acupuncture as a means of managing chronic and acute pain in active duty members, where conventional medications and therapies were unsuccessful. To date, the results have been positive with members feeling improvements both physically and mentally. Acupuncture is a safe treatment and has been in the public domain in Ontario for decades.   

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine, and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. Most commonly associated with needles, acupuncture therapy can also include the application of heat, pressure, and electric current or laser light to different points on the body. With traditional Chinese medicine the goal of treatment is to correct imbalances in energy, known as de Qi (the chi) flowing through channels known as meridians.  

Health care practitioners may reference traditional Chinese methods, while combining the scientific, neurological and anatomical approach to the nervous system. This is known as biomedical acupuncture, where the goal of treatment is to cause local tissue activity to stimulate a healing response.

In biomedical acupuncture points are chosen based on the patient’s area of complaint, and combine all aspects of the nervous system. The aim of physical therapy is to stimulate healing via the nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord, and controls the function of your entire body. Sterilized, single use, needles are inserted at the selected points, and left in place for 15 to 30 minutes. The practitioner will make adjustments to the needles halfway through treatment to re-engage the nervous system.

During treatment patients may experience a characteristic feeling, particularly in muscular points, known in Chinese literature as the “arrival of Qi” sensation. This sensation usually differs from the feeling of insertion itself, and may be described as a dull ache, tingling, heaviness or warmth. This sensation cannot be reproduced in every acupuncture point, and varies within individuals and between treatments.

Common benefits of acupuncture treatment include: increased mobility or range of motion, decreased pain, improved mood, improved sleep, increased circulation, and increased cell turnover or healing. Patients often report feeling happy and relaxed after an acupuncture treatment.

So why consider acupuncture? There are many reasons that people seek out acupuncture care. Here are some common health conditions the World Health Organization has researched and found acupuncture an effective health intervention: low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, knee pain, arthritis of the shoulder, sprains, facial pain, allergies (including hay fever) headache, rheumatoid arthritis, nausea, and temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders. If you suspect you have any of the above conditions, speak with your health care provider, there are solutions available for your health and wellbeing.

Dr. Natalie Bernicky is a chiropractor and acupuncture provider at Smiths Falls Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.

Council to evaluate community donation policy

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 @ 08:06 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Howida Sorour-Roberts

There is currently no policy that requires groups that receive community donations from Smiths Falls town council to return to council and report on how the funding they received was spent or the effect it might have had on the group’s performance.

“I would like to hear from groups after they have completed their events, and not just when they are looking for donations,” said councillor John Maloney.

Most of council agreed and it’s been decided that council members will make recommendations to Kerry Costello, director of community services, who will work to strengthen the current community donations policy in an effort to streamline the process of community donations before the end of this year.

 

HUB pool closes, reopens under new name and operators

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 12:06 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

April Scott-Clarke – Smiths Falls

The Hub pool is no longer. The facility has reopened under the name Smiths Falls & District Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC). An email sent to members indicted that Hub memberships will be honoured by ARC.

Operations will continue as before with members and patrons still having access to the same programming.

The email stated, “you will see changes along the way with our efforts to improve all aspects of the operation. This is a new beginning for our Community Pool and we fully anticipate great support from our municipalities and the community in general through fundraisers, sponsorships and advertising. We begin this journey as a “Debt Free” establishment and fully intend to do our best to keep it that way.”

ARC is also a registered non-profit organization.

The centre was contacted but nobody from the board was available for an interview. Check back as we learn more about the new community pool.

Westport & Rideau Lakes Weekend Guide: June 17-19

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 11:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes Weekend Guide: June 17 – 19

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Westport Film Society Screening

6:30pm – 9:00pm
2016-06-17
Westport Film Society (WFS) hosts free open screenings at 6:30pm in the United Church Hall throughout the WAC season.  Join us for a film, light refreshments and great discussion led by Paul Millar. Free for film lovers.
For more info email westportfilm@gmail.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 18  

Hoe Down in the Park

5:00pm – 8:00pm
Lockwood Memorial Field
35 Concession Street, Westport

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Happy Father’s Day

All day.
Don’t forget to celebrate the men in you’re life this fathers day.

SENIORS SPECIAL EVENTS SUMMER PICNIC

Anyone 50 years of age and older, whether or not you belong to one of the Township’s Seniors Clubs, you are invited to join us at Lower Beverley Lake Park for a Chicken BBQ lunch and entertainment – rain or shine – for $10.00.
http://www.explorewestport.com/westport-on/seniors-special-events-summer-picnic

Fish Fry

5pm- 630pm
Elgin Lions Hall

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: June 17-19

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 10:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: June 17 – 19

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17

June Mixer is a Sign of the times

6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Barley Mow
Registration
Guest – $20.00 (CAD) Any non paid member or person from the community.
Member – Free Fully paid up member
Registration is closed

Paint and Sip

7:00pm
Paint, drink and be merry at the Museum’s first paint night! Join Ottawa artist Veronica Keith as she leads participants step-by step to complete a work of art. No painting experience is necessary. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a night out with friends and get creative!
To learn more about Veronica, please visit her website veronicakeith.com.
Tickets are $40 per person and include all painting supplies and one glass of wine.
The event is 19+.
Space is limited. To register, please call 613-257-8503 or email appletonmuseum@hotmail.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18  

Tour: “Mills and Manors of Little Manchester”

10:00am – 5:00pm
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond Street East, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0
In the 1890s, Almonte had six textile mills, including the Rosamond No. 1—the largest woolen mill in the country. This earned Almonte the title “little Manchester of Canada.” This tour highlights the adaptive reuse of two of those mills as well as taking you into some of the town’s outstanding homes and gardens.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in Almonte at the Museum (3 Rosamond St. E., Almonte, 613-256-3754) and Baker Bob’s also in Almonte, in Carleton Place at The Pickle Dish, as well as in Ottawa at Wabi Sabi on Wellington St. and Darrel Thomas Textiles on Preston St. Ticketholders will also have free entry to the Textile Museum to see “Cu: Copper and Textile Fabrications” by artists Fran Solar and Sayward Johnson and to enjoy tea and dessert

Clayton Hall Hoedown

8:00pm – 1:00am
147 Linn Bower Lane
Saddle Up, put on your boots & come on out for our Country Western Dance. Cause we’re hootin’ and hollerin’ it’s the Clayton Hall Hoedown Fundraiser! Come on out for a night full of fun, at our first ever Hall Hoedown! Doors Open at 8pm. Music by DJ – Karen Nichols. There will be tons of prizes to be won! Specialty country/western themed drinks. All proceeds will be going to the renovations/up keep at the Clayton Hall!
Tickets will be available at the Clayton Store, you will also be able to get your tickets from the members of the Hall Committee.
Ticket Prices – $10 in advance & $15 at the door.
Tickets Available at: Clayton General Store, Hopetown General Store, Kaleigh Fergusson – 613-889-2247, Donna-Jean Nichols – 613-979-6190, Faith Taylor – 613-898-9865, Paige Comerford – 613-316-1268, Karen Nichols, Joanne Taylor, Christine McNeely, Tracy Bowden, Darlene MacDonald, Neil Giles
For more information or any questions please contact – Donna-Jean Nichols at 613-256-6190

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Happy Father’s Day

All day.
Don’t forget to celebrate the men in you’re life this fathers day.

Almonte Farmers’ Market

Saturday Mornings
Library Grounds, Almonte
www.almontefarmersmarket.ca

Carleton Place Weekend Guide: June 17-19

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 10:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place Weekend Guide: June 17 – 19

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


SATURDAY, JUNE 18  

Carleton Place Scouts Yard Sale

7:30am – 2:00pm
239 Park Avenue.
(Corner of Park Ave. and Nelson St.)
All proceeds will go towards assisting youth to attend The Canadian Scout Jamboree 2017 (CJ’17), taking place during July of 2017 at Camp Nedooae in Nova Scotia.

Farmer’s Market

8:30am – 12:30pm
Are you are looking for farm fresh produce and meats? Or how about home made preserves and baking? Or maybe hand made crafts and artwork? Then the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market is the place to be! We pride ourselves on having only local produce and craftspeople represented, giving you a taste and experience unique to Carleton Place.
Fresh produce, meats, fish, fruit, herbs, plants, honey, maple syrup, preserves, baked goods, prepared dinners and arts and design ware

BIA Annual Lambs’ Down Park Festival

10:00am – 3:00pm
Spondored by the BIA. Annual wool celebration with lamb/dog demonstrations, sheep shearing, spinning and displays by the Wool Growers. Co-ordinated by the Business Improvement Area and Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited.
Franktown Road.
Info: 613.257.8049
www.downtowncarletonplace.com

I love my Parks

10:00am – 12:00pm (noon)
Families are encouraged to come out, meet other friends in the community, and take part in some outdoor recreation fun! Recreation and Culture Department staff will be on site with toys, games, and other special treats! Each session runs from 10:00am – 12:00pm and there are no participation fees.
Westview Park (Dunham Street)
For more information please contact Jessica Smith, Community Programmer
613-257-1704
jsmith@carletonplace.ca.
To stay up to date on weekly themes, families are encouraged to like “Carambeck Community Centre” page on facebook.

THE MAN CAVE THE ULTIMATE SHOW FOR MEN

10:00am – 6:00pm  
Beckwith Park, 1319 – 9th line Beckwith
Admission $5.00

Family Movie Night

7:30pm – 10:30pm
Join us for Family Movie night at Riverside Park (Amphitheatre)
7:30 Pre movie fun with crafts, snow cones and play
9:00 Minions (rated G)

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Happy Father’s Day

All day.
Don’t forget to celebrate the men in you’re life this fathers day.

Women’s Self Defence

12:30pm – 2:30pm
Lisa Carroll and Greco Carleton Place present Women’s Self Defence
$25.00 all proceeds go to the Lanark County Interval House
Please email emilygrecocp@gmail.com to reserve your place

Perth Weekend Guide: June 17-19

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 02:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Perth Weekend Guide: June 17 – 19

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Silent Auction for 3 Local Charities

June 16 @ 12:00pm (noon) – June 18 @ 4:00pm
Mariposa Design is hosting a Silent Auction – in our shoppe. ALL Proceeds will be donated to 3 Local Charities that have been selected by Susan personally. In support of our fellow citizens, children and seniors. Please join us on Saturday to celebrate and share some local community fellowship. We are in our new location – on the other side of the alley – beside the Bank of Montreal.
Mariposa Design
32 Gore Street East

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

Kick Off to Summer VIP Sidewalk Sale

Registration. Begins at 9:30 in the Atrium of Codes Mill
Downtown Perth Shopping event with over 200 swag bags filled with coupons, promotions and gifts.

2016 RCMP Musical Ride Tour

Gates open – 5:00pm, Pre Show 6:00pm, RCMP Musical Ride 7:00pm
One of  Canada most recognized icons, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, will be performing at the Perth Fairgrounds.
Alzheimer Society Lanark Leeds Grenville & Perth and District Agricultural Society
Perth Fairgrounds -50 Arthur Street

Silent Auction for 3 Local Charities

June 16 @ 12:00pm (noon) – June 18 @ 4:00pm
Mariposa Design is hosting a Silent Auction – in our shoppe. ALL Proceeds will be donated to 3 Local Charities that have been selected by Susan personally. In support of our fellow citizens, children and seniors. Please join us on Saturday to celebrate and share some local community fellowship. We are in our new location – on the other side of the alley – beside the Bank of Montreal.
Mariposa Design
32 Gore Street East

KIDFISH in the BASIN

Registration takes place starting at 8:00am
Fishing ends at 12:00pm (noon)
Perth Legion for the ANNUAL KIDFISH in the BASIN. All kids are welcome to come fish in the Basin, no fees attached! Instill a love of fishing and the outdoors in your kids! Kids who are registered can receive prizes and a hot dog lunch.
For information please call Kathy Lowry
613-267-7655.

PERTH FARMERS’ MARKET 2016

Vendors are set-up between 8:00am – 1:00pm
Takes place every Saturday morning between May 7th and October 8th, 2016, in the Tay Basin Parking Lot and around the Crystal Palace. Offers fresh, local, organic in-season produce, plants, preserves, meat, home baking, and tons of other goodies. The Market also offers artisans and crafts, jewellry, entertainment occasionally and chance to have breakfast at the Piggin’ Out Market Cafe. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning, getting to know your local producers in the heart of downtown Perth!

WALK TO CELEBRATE SENIORS AND THE HISTORY OF PERTH

9:00am-11:00am
A walk will take place, hosted by Carolina Retirement Suites, to celebrate all the seniors in Perth and surrounding areas. All proceeds are being donated 100% to the GWM Site of the Perth & Smiths Falls Hospital.
Registration is $10 per person.
For information contact Michale Fyke
613-267-7000
mfyke@carolinasuites.ca

20th ANNUAL ART IN THE GARDEN AT KIWI GARDENS

9:00am – 5:00pm
KIWI GARDENS presents their 20th Annual ART IN THE GARDEN on Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th, 2016.  Kiwi Gardens offers an amazing stroll through their property of show gardens, featuring great vendor displays, outdoor art, sculpture, garden products, food and music. Not your average art or garden show, terrific idea for Father’s Day Weekend!  Perennials available for purchase at the nursery after the tour.
Admission is $5 per person and parking is free.
Located at 687 Harper Road
Check them out on Facebook!

Heritage Herb and Wild Food Walk

10:00am
Conlon Farm Baseball Diamonds and follow the local “Devil’s Rock” path to Grant’s Creek.
The historic uses of  plants along the trail will be discussed including: wild Leek, wild Strawberry, Calamus (Sweetflag), Chokecherry, Common Plantain and wild Violets. Wild Blueberry and other plants are also featured.  Learn how the original settlers of the area would have prepared and used the plants.
This event is a 200th Anniversary Celebration Event.
For more information about the event, please contact summerstudent@tayvalleytwp.ca

Elmwood Cemetery Open House and Self-Guided Tour

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Elmwood Cemetery Open House and Self Guided Tour-a tour that highlights some of the unique architectural attributes in the cemetery as well as noting unusual symbols to be found on some early burial markers.  The seldom seen interior of the burial vault will also be open.
Located at 165 Dufferin Road

PERTH 200TH ANNIVERSARY WALKING FOOD TOUR

Tour starts at 1:00pm
Every Saturday until June 25th, join the Perth 200th Anniversary WALKING FOOD TOUR. Some tickets are left for certain dates. An insightful, historical tour of downtown Perth, while enjoying great food from a few our local eateries, including: Bistro 54, Coutts Coffee, Fiddlehead’s Bar + Grill, the Golden Arrow Pub, Maximilian’s, O’Reilly’s Ale House and Sunflower Bake Shop.
Call the Matheson House Museum to arrange tickets
613-267-1947

STEWART PARK FESTIVAL 3RD ANNUAL KICK-OFF TO SUMMER DANCE

7:00pm
Crystal Palace in Downtown Heritage Perth
It’s the 3rd ANNUAL STEWART PARK FESTIVAL KICK-OFF TO SUMMER DANCE, featuring THE WEBER BROTHERS. A great night of live music to celebrate the summer season, as we look forward to the Stewart Park Festival. This day will also feature a shopping special in the downtown.
Tickets at The Book Nook, Gore Street East, Perth $20.00 per person
For information contact Kari
267-3311
visit www.stewartparkfestival.ca  

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Happy Father’s Day

All day.
Don’t forget to celebrate the men in you’re life this fathers day.

20th ANNUAL ART IN THE GARDEN AT KIWI GARDENS

9:00am – 5:00pm
KIWI GARDENS presents their 20th Annual ART IN THE GARDEN on Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th, 2016.  Kiwi Gardens offers an amazing stroll through their property of show gardens, featuring great vendor displays, outdoor art, sculpture, garden products, food and music. Not your average art or garden show, terrific idea for Father’s Day Weekend!  Perennials available for purchase at the nursery after the tour.
Admission is $5 per person and parking is free.
Located at 687 Harper Road
Check them out on Facebook!

FAERYFEST 2016

11:00am – 4:00pm
A festival for the faeries! This year will feature a best costume contest.
Perth Civitan Hall (#6787 Hwy. #43).
For more details email faeriecc@hotmail.com, proceeds to LAWS

Smiths Falls Weekend Guide: June 17- 19

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 12:06 PM
posted by discsf

Smiths Falls Weekend Guide: June 17 – 19

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Things my mother taught me.

7:30pm – 9:45pm
Location: Station Theatre
Station Theatre “Things My Mother Taught Me” by Katharine DiSavino, directed by Sheila Jasiak.
Rollicking, tender comedy, Tickets $20 adults; $10 students at www.smithsfallstheatre.com and Special Greetings, cash only.
Contact: Lynda Daniluk
Phone: 613.283.0300
Website: http://www.smithsfallstheatre.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

Yoga in the park

9:00am – 9:45am
Yoga in the Park
June 16th – July 16th, 9:00 – 9:45am
Come out Sunday mornings for a FREE yoga class along the canal. Hosted by Yoga & Wellness. Weather permitting. Centennial Park

Healthy Living Festival

10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us in downtown Smiths Falls for a free day of fitness and health fun. Try ziplining, rock climbing, check out the Hockey Circus Show, browse local businesses, festival vendors and more! Rain or shine, Beckwith St

The Man Cave The Ultimate Show for Men

10:00am – 6:00pm
Beckwith Park, 1319 – 9th line Beckwith
Admission $5.00

Tall boys & Tall Tales

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Heritage House Museum
Join the museum in welcoming local author, Larry Cotton, and local brew masters from the 4 Degrees Brewery. The event will feature beer history and trivia, a tasting of the latest brews from 4 Degrees, and a fascinating presentation from Larry Cotton on the latest book in his Whiskey and Wickedness series. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Must be 19 or older to attend.
Contact: Keely Maddock
Phone: 613-283-6311
Email: heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca

Things my mother taught me.

7:30pm – 9:45pm
Location: Station Theatre
Station Theatre “Things My Mother Taught Me” by Katharine DiSavino, directed by Sheila Jasiak.
Rollicking, tender comedy, Tickets $20 adults; $10 students at www.smithsfallstheatre.com and Special Greetings, cash only.
Contact: Lynda Daniluk
Phone: 613.283.0300
Website: http://www.smithsfallstheatre.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Happy Father’s Day

All day.
Don’t forget to celebrate the men in you’re life this fathers day.

Things my mother taught me.

7:30pm – 9:45pm
Location: Station Theatre
Station Theatre “Things My Mother Taught Me” by Katharine DiSavino, directed by Sheila Jasiak.
Rollicking, tender comedy, Tickets $20 adults; $10 students at www.smithsfallstheatre.com and Special Greetings, cash only.
Contact: Lynda Daniluk
Phone: 613.283.0300
Website: http://www.smithsfallstheatre.com

Country Jamboree at the Royal Canadian Legion

1:00pm – 6:30pm
Open Stage Sun. Dinner served at 5pm. Cost for both is $14 and for entertainment only admission is $5. Entertainers eat free, all welcome

Smiths Falls Weekend Guide: June 10-12

Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 11:06 AM
posted by admin

FRIDAY

Family Movie Night: Hook
7 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Free-will offering.

Things My Mother Taught Me
7:30 p.m.
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
$20 for adults, $10 for students.

SATURDAY

Annual Paint Powder Run for Mental Health Awareness
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cataraqui Trail
3km & 5km runs – Participation in the run is free . Organized by the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) group, SFDCI’s Difference Club.

Things My Mother Taught Me
7:30 p.m.
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
$20 for adults, $10 for students.

SUNDAY

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Daniel Street between Library and Town Hall

35th Anniversary Lawn Party
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Heritage House Museum (11 Old Sly’s Road)

Things My Mother Taught Me
2 p.m.
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
$20 for adults, $10 for students.

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Posts Tagged ‘Community’

OPP to be conducting community satisfaction surveys by phone

Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 11:09 AM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Submitted

A Community Satisfaction Survey is scheduled to start in September in East Region to solicit public opinions about the services the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments deliver to communities throughout the region.

The Community Satisfaction Survey is a telephone survey that randomly selects members of the public (16 years or older) who live in Ontario. The survey takes about five to seven minutes to complete and is strictly voluntary. Those contacted and willing to participate are asked about issues such as community security, perceptions of crime and youth issues in the community, OPP presence in the community, service delivery and even how the OPP investigates crime and enforces the law.

The information provided by those surveyed is being collected by a research consultant, R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. that has been retained by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. The information is treated confidentially and the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of those surveyed will not be included in the survey results provided to the OPP.

Once the survey is complete, the results will be used in the OPP Business Action Plan and Annual Report. The information will also be useful in helping OPP’s East Region set out goals and objectives to improve on the services it delivers to communities across the region. These surveys are conducted throughout the province on a rotational three-year schedule.

The East Region detachment surveys will start in September and are expected to be completed by Nov. 30. 

Acupuncture: a traditional approach to health and wellbeing

Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 11:09 AM
posted by admin

By Dr. Natalie Bernicky

So why choose acupuncture as part of your health care? Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world, originating in China about 2000-5000 years ago. In 1979 the World Health Organization (WHO) formally endorsed acupuncture, and listed 41 diseases amenable to acupuncture treatment. Since then, the WHO has sponsored worldwide training programs in acupuncture, primarily because of its cost-effectiveness.

More recently, both the Canadian and American military have turned to acupuncture as a means of managing chronic and acute pain in active duty members, where conventional medications and therapies were unsuccessful. To date, the results have been positive with members feeling improvements both physically and mentally. Acupuncture is a safe treatment and has been in the public domain in Ontario for decades.   

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine, and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. Most commonly associated with needles, acupuncture therapy can also include the application of heat, pressure, and electric current or laser light to different points on the body. With traditional Chinese medicine the goal of treatment is to correct imbalances in energy, known as de Qi (the chi) flowing through channels known as meridians.  

Health care practitioners may reference traditional Chinese methods, while combining the scientific, neurological and anatomical approach to the nervous system. This is known as biomedical acupuncture, where the goal of treatment is to cause local tissue activity to stimulate a healing response.

In biomedical acupuncture points are chosen based on the patient’s area of complaint, and combine all aspects of the nervous system. The aim of physical therapy is to stimulate healing via the nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord, and controls the function of your entire body. Sterilized, single use, needles are inserted at the selected points, and left in place for 15 to 30 minutes. The practitioner will make adjustments to the needles halfway through treatment to re-engage the nervous system.

During treatment patients may experience a characteristic feeling, particularly in muscular points, known in Chinese literature as the “arrival of Qi” sensation. This sensation usually differs from the feeling of insertion itself, and may be described as a dull ache, tingling, heaviness or warmth. This sensation cannot be reproduced in every acupuncture point, and varies within individuals and between treatments.

Common benefits of acupuncture treatment include: increased mobility or range of motion, decreased pain, improved mood, improved sleep, increased circulation, and increased cell turnover or healing. Patients often report feeling happy and relaxed after an acupuncture treatment.

So why consider acupuncture? There are many reasons that people seek out acupuncture care. Here are some common health conditions the World Health Organization has researched and found acupuncture an effective health intervention: low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, knee pain, arthritis of the shoulder, sprains, facial pain, allergies (including hay fever) headache, rheumatoid arthritis, nausea, and temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders. If you suspect you have any of the above conditions, speak with your health care provider, there are solutions available for your health and wellbeing.

Dr. Natalie Bernicky is a chiropractor and acupuncture provider at Smiths Falls Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.

Council to evaluate community donation policy

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 @ 08:06 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Howida Sorour-Roberts

There is currently no policy that requires groups that receive community donations from Smiths Falls town council to return to council and report on how the funding they received was spent or the effect it might have had on the group’s performance.

“I would like to hear from groups after they have completed their events, and not just when they are looking for donations,” said councillor John Maloney.

Most of council agreed and it’s been decided that council members will make recommendations to Kerry Costello, director of community services, who will work to strengthen the current community donations policy in an effort to streamline the process of community donations before the end of this year.

 

HUB pool closes, reopens under new name and operators

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 12:06 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

April Scott-Clarke – Smiths Falls

The Hub pool is no longer. The facility has reopened under the name Smiths Falls & District Aquatic Recreation Centre (ARC). An email sent to members indicted that Hub memberships will be honoured by ARC.

Operations will continue as before with members and patrons still having access to the same programming.

The email stated, “you will see changes along the way with our efforts to improve all aspects of the operation. This is a new beginning for our Community Pool and we fully anticipate great support from our municipalities and the community in general through fundraisers, sponsorships and advertising. We begin this journey as a “Debt Free” establishment and fully intend to do our best to keep it that way.”

ARC is also a registered non-profit organization.

The centre was contacted but nobody from the board was available for an interview. Check back as we learn more about the new community pool.

Westport & Rideau Lakes Weekend Guide: June 17-19

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 11:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes Weekend Guide: June 17 – 19

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Westport Film Society Screening

6:30pm – 9:00pm
2016-06-17
Westport Film Society (WFS) hosts free open screenings at 6:30pm in the United Church Hall throughout the WAC season.  Join us for a film, light refreshments and great discussion led by Paul Millar. Free for film lovers.
For more info email westportfilm@gmail.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 18  

Hoe Down in the Park

5:00pm – 8:00pm
Lockwood Memorial Field
35 Concession Street, Westport

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Happy Father’s Day

All day.
Don’t forget to celebrate the men in you’re life this fathers day.

SENIORS SPECIAL EVENTS SUMMER PICNIC

Anyone 50 years of age and older, whether or not you belong to one of the Township’s Seniors Clubs, you are invited to join us at Lower Beverley Lake Park for a Chicken BBQ lunch and entertainment – rain or shine – for $10.00.
http://www.explorewestport.com/westport-on/seniors-special-events-summer-picnic

Fish Fry

5pm- 630pm
Elgin Lions Hall

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: June 17-19

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 10:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: June 17 – 19

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17

June Mixer is a Sign of the times

6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Barley Mow
Registration
Guest – $20.00 (CAD) Any non paid member or person from the community.
Member – Free Fully paid up member
Registration is closed

Paint and Sip

7:00pm
Paint, drink and be merry at the Museum’s first paint night! Join Ottawa artist Veronica Keith as she leads participants step-by step to complete a work of art. No painting experience is necessary. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a night out with friends and get creative!
To learn more about Veronica, please visit her website veronicakeith.com.
Tickets are $40 per person and include all painting supplies and one glass of wine.
The event is 19+.
Space is limited. To register, please call 613-257-8503 or email appletonmuseum@hotmail.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18  

Tour: “Mills and Manors of Little Manchester”

10:00am – 5:00pm
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond Street East, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0
In the 1890s, Almonte had six textile mills, including the Rosamond No. 1—the largest woolen mill in the country. This earned Almonte the title “little Manchester of Canada.” This tour highlights the adaptive reuse of two of those mills as well as taking you into some of the town’s outstanding homes and gardens.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in Almonte at the Museum (3 Rosamond St. E., Almonte, 613-256-3754) and Baker Bob’s also in Almonte, in Carleton Place at The Pickle Dish, as well as in Ottawa at Wabi Sabi on Wellington St. and Darrel Thomas Textiles on Preston St. Ticketholders will also have free entry to the Textile Museum to see “Cu: Copper and Textile Fabrications” by artists Fran Solar and Sayward Johnson and to enjoy tea and dessert

Clayton Hall Hoedown

8:00pm – 1:00am
147 Linn Bower Lane
Saddle Up, put on your boots & come on out for our Country Western Dance. Cause we’re hootin’ and hollerin’ it’s the Clayton Hall Hoedown Fundraiser! Come on out for a night full of fun, at our first ever Hall Hoedown! Doors Open at 8pm. Music by DJ – Karen Nichols. There will be tons of prizes to be won! Specialty country/western themed drinks. All proceeds will be going to the renovations/up keep at the Clayton Hall!
Tickets will be available at the Clayton Store, you will also be able to get your tickets from the members of the Hall Committee.
Ticket Prices – $10 in advance & $15 at the door.
Tickets Available at: Clayton General Store, Hopetown General Store, Kaleigh Fergusson – 613-889-2247, Donna-Jean Nichols – 613-979-6190, Faith Taylor – 613-898-9865, Paige Comerford – 613-316-1268, Karen Nichols, Joanne Taylor, Christine McNeely, Tracy Bowden, Darlene MacDonald, Neil Giles
For more information or any questions please contact – Donna-Jean Nichols at 613-256-6190

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Happy Father’s Day

All day.
Don’t forget to celebrate the men in you’re life this fathers day.

Almonte Farmers’ Market

Saturday Mornings
Library Grounds, Almonte
www.almontefarmersmarket.ca

Carleton Place Weekend Guide: June 17-19

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 10:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place Weekend Guide: June 17 – 19

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


SATURDAY, JUNE 18  

Carleton Place Scouts Yard Sale

7:30am – 2:00pm
239 Park Avenue.
(Corner of Park Ave. and Nelson St.)
All proceeds will go towards assisting youth to attend The Canadian Scout Jamboree 2017 (CJ’17), taking place during July of 2017 at Camp Nedooae in Nova Scotia.

Farmer’s Market

8:30am – 12:30pm
Are you are looking for farm fresh produce and meats? Or how about home made preserves and baking? Or maybe hand made crafts and artwork? Then the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market is the place to be! We pride ourselves on having only local produce and craftspeople represented, giving you a taste and experience unique to Carleton Place.
Fresh produce, meats, fish, fruit, herbs, plants, honey, maple syrup, preserves, baked goods, prepared dinners and arts and design ware

BIA Annual Lambs’ Down Park Festival

10:00am – 3:00pm
Spondored by the BIA. Annual wool celebration with lamb/dog demonstrations, sheep shearing, spinning and displays by the Wool Growers. Co-ordinated by the Business Improvement Area and Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited.
Franktown Road.
Info: 613.257.8049
www.downtowncarletonplace.com

I love my Parks

10:00am – 12:00pm (noon)
Families are encouraged to come out, meet other friends in the community, and take part in some outdoor recreation fun! Recreation and Culture Department staff will be on site with toys, games, and other special treats! Each session runs from 10:00am – 12:00pm and there are no participation fees.
Westview Park (Dunham Street)
For more information please contact Jessica Smith, Community Programmer
613-257-1704
jsmith@carletonplace.ca.
To stay up to date on weekly themes, families are encouraged to like “Carambeck Community Centre” page on facebook.

THE MAN CAVE THE ULTIMATE SHOW FOR MEN

10:00am – 6:00pm  
Beckwith Park, 1319 – 9th line Beckwith
Admission $5.00

Family Movie Night

7:30pm – 10:30pm
Join us for Family Movie night at Riverside Park (Amphitheatre)
7:30 Pre movie fun with crafts, snow cones and play
9:00 Minions (rated G)

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Happy Father’s Day

All day.
Don’t forget to celebrate the men in you’re life this fathers day.

Women’s Self Defence

12:30pm – 2:30pm
Lisa Carroll and Greco Carleton Place present Women’s Self Defence
$25.00 all proceeds go to the Lanark County Interval House
Please email emilygrecocp@gmail.com to reserve your place

Perth Weekend Guide: June 17-19

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 02:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Perth Weekend Guide: June 17 – 19

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Silent Auction for 3 Local Charities

June 16 @ 12:00pm (noon) – June 18 @ 4:00pm
Mariposa Design is hosting a Silent Auction – in our shoppe. ALL Proceeds will be donated to 3 Local Charities that have been selected by Susan personally. In support of our fellow citizens, children and seniors. Please join us on Saturday to celebrate and share some local community fellowship. We are in our new location – on the other side of the alley – beside the Bank of Montreal.
Mariposa Design
32 Gore Street East

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

Kick Off to Summer VIP Sidewalk Sale

Registration. Begins at 9:30 in the Atrium of Codes Mill
Downtown Perth Shopping event with over 200 swag bags filled with coupons, promotions and gifts.

2016 RCMP Musical Ride Tour

Gates open – 5:00pm, Pre Show 6:00pm, RCMP Musical Ride 7:00pm
One of  Canada most recognized icons, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, will be performing at the Perth Fairgrounds.
Alzheimer Society Lanark Leeds Grenville & Perth and District Agricultural Society
Perth Fairgrounds -50 Arthur Street

Silent Auction for 3 Local Charities

June 16 @ 12:00pm (noon) – June 18 @ 4:00pm
Mariposa Design is hosting a Silent Auction – in our shoppe. ALL Proceeds will be donated to 3 Local Charities that have been selected by Susan personally. In support of our fellow citizens, children and seniors. Please join us on Saturday to celebrate and share some local community fellowship. We are in our new location – on the other side of the alley – beside the Bank of Montreal.
Mariposa Design
32 Gore Street East

KIDFISH in the BASIN

Registration takes place starting at 8:00am
Fishing ends at 12:00pm (noon)
Perth Legion for the ANNUAL KIDFISH in the BASIN. All kids are welcome to come fish in the Basin, no fees attached! Instill a love of fishing and the outdoors in your kids! Kids who are registered can receive prizes and a hot dog lunch.
For information please call Kathy Lowry
613-267-7655.

PERTH FARMERS’ MARKET 2016

Vendors are set-up between 8:00am – 1:00pm
Takes place every Saturday morning between May 7th and October 8th, 2016, in the Tay Basin Parking Lot and around the Crystal Palace. Offers fresh, local, organic in-season produce, plants, preserves, meat, home baking, and tons of other goodies. The Market also offers artisans and crafts, jewellry, entertainment occasionally and chance to have breakfast at the Piggin’ Out Market Cafe. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning, getting to know your local producers in the heart of downtown Perth!

WALK TO CELEBRATE SENIORS AND THE HISTORY OF PERTH

9:00am-11:00am
A walk will take place, hosted by Carolina Retirement Suites, to celebrate all the seniors in Perth and surrounding areas. All proceeds are being donated 100% to the GWM Site of the Perth & Smiths Falls Hospital.
Registration is $10 per person.
For information contact Michale Fyke
613-267-7000
mfyke@carolinasuites.ca

20th ANNUAL ART IN THE GARDEN AT KIWI GARDENS

9:00am – 5:00pm
KIWI GARDENS presents their 20th Annual ART IN THE GARDEN on Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th, 2016.  Kiwi Gardens offers an amazing stroll through their property of show gardens, featuring great vendor displays, outdoor art, sculpture, garden products, food and music. Not your average art or garden show, terrific idea for Father’s Day Weekend!  Perennials available for purchase at the nursery after the tour.
Admission is $5 per person and parking is free.
Located at 687 Harper Road
Check them out on Facebook!

Heritage Herb and Wild Food Walk

10:00am
Conlon Farm Baseball Diamonds and follow the local “Devil’s Rock” path to Grant’s Creek.
The historic uses of  plants along the trail will be discussed including: wild Leek, wild Strawberry, Calamus (Sweetflag), Chokecherry, Common Plantain and wild Violets. Wild Blueberry and other plants are also featured.  Learn how the original settlers of the area would have prepared and used the plants.
This event is a 200th Anniversary Celebration Event.
For more information about the event, please contact summerstudent@tayvalleytwp.ca

Elmwood Cemetery Open House and Self-Guided Tour

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Elmwood Cemetery Open House and Self Guided Tour-a tour that highlights some of the unique architectural attributes in the cemetery as well as noting unusual symbols to be found on some early burial markers.  The seldom seen interior of the burial vault will also be open.
Located at 165 Dufferin Road

PERTH 200TH ANNIVERSARY WALKING FOOD TOUR

Tour starts at 1:00pm
Every Saturday until June 25th, join the Perth 200th Anniversary WALKING FOOD TOUR. Some tickets are left for certain dates. An insightful, historical tour of downtown Perth, while enjoying great food from a few our local eateries, including: Bistro 54, Coutts Coffee, Fiddlehead’s Bar + Grill, the Golden Arrow Pub, Maximilian’s, O’Reilly’s Ale House and Sunflower Bake Shop.
Call the Matheson House Museum to arrange tickets
613-267-1947

STEWART PARK FESTIVAL 3RD ANNUAL KICK-OFF TO SUMMER DANCE

7:00pm
Crystal Palace in Downtown Heritage Perth
It’s the 3rd ANNUAL STEWART PARK FESTIVAL KICK-OFF TO SUMMER DANCE, featuring THE WEBER BROTHERS. A great night of live music to celebrate the summer season, as we look forward to the Stewart Park Festival. This day will also feature a shopping special in the downtown.
Tickets at The Book Nook, Gore Street East, Perth $20.00 per person
For information contact Kari
267-3311
visit www.stewartparkfestival.ca  

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Happy Father’s Day

All day.
Don’t forget to celebrate the men in you’re life this fathers day.

20th ANNUAL ART IN THE GARDEN AT KIWI GARDENS

9:00am – 5:00pm
KIWI GARDENS presents their 20th Annual ART IN THE GARDEN on Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th, 2016.  Kiwi Gardens offers an amazing stroll through their property of show gardens, featuring great vendor displays, outdoor art, sculpture, garden products, food and music. Not your average art or garden show, terrific idea for Father’s Day Weekend!  Perennials available for purchase at the nursery after the tour.
Admission is $5 per person and parking is free.
Located at 687 Harper Road
Check them out on Facebook!

FAERYFEST 2016

11:00am – 4:00pm
A festival for the faeries! This year will feature a best costume contest.
Perth Civitan Hall (#6787 Hwy. #43).
For more details email faeriecc@hotmail.com, proceeds to LAWS

Smiths Falls Weekend Guide: June 17- 19

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 12:06 PM
posted by discsf

Smiths Falls Weekend Guide: June 17 – 19

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Things my mother taught me.

7:30pm – 9:45pm
Location: Station Theatre
Station Theatre “Things My Mother Taught Me” by Katharine DiSavino, directed by Sheila Jasiak.
Rollicking, tender comedy, Tickets $20 adults; $10 students at www.smithsfallstheatre.com and Special Greetings, cash only.
Contact: Lynda Daniluk
Phone: 613.283.0300
Website: http://www.smithsfallstheatre.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

Yoga in the park

9:00am – 9:45am
Yoga in the Park
June 16th – July 16th, 9:00 – 9:45am
Come out Sunday mornings for a FREE yoga class along the canal. Hosted by Yoga & Wellness. Weather permitting. Centennial Park

Healthy Living Festival

10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us in downtown Smiths Falls for a free day of fitness and health fun. Try ziplining, rock climbing, check out the Hockey Circus Show, browse local businesses, festival vendors and more! Rain or shine, Beckwith St

The Man Cave The Ultimate Show for Men

10:00am – 6:00pm
Beckwith Park, 1319 – 9th line Beckwith
Admission $5.00

Tall boys & Tall Tales

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Heritage House Museum
Join the museum in welcoming local author, Larry Cotton, and local brew masters from the 4 Degrees Brewery. The event will feature beer history and trivia, a tasting of the latest brews from 4 Degrees, and a fascinating presentation from Larry Cotton on the latest book in his Whiskey and Wickedness series. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Must be 19 or older to attend.
Contact: Keely Maddock
Phone: 613-283-6311
Email: heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca

Things my mother taught me.

7:30pm – 9:45pm
Location: Station Theatre
Station Theatre “Things My Mother Taught Me” by Katharine DiSavino, directed by Sheila Jasiak.
Rollicking, tender comedy, Tickets $20 adults; $10 students at www.smithsfallstheatre.com and Special Greetings, cash only.
Contact: Lynda Daniluk
Phone: 613.283.0300
Website: http://www.smithsfallstheatre.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Happy Father’s Day

All day.
Don’t forget to celebrate the men in you’re life this fathers day.

Things my mother taught me.

7:30pm – 9:45pm
Location: Station Theatre
Station Theatre “Things My Mother Taught Me” by Katharine DiSavino, directed by Sheila Jasiak.
Rollicking, tender comedy, Tickets $20 adults; $10 students at www.smithsfallstheatre.com and Special Greetings, cash only.
Contact: Lynda Daniluk
Phone: 613.283.0300
Website: http://www.smithsfallstheatre.com

Country Jamboree at the Royal Canadian Legion

1:00pm – 6:30pm
Open Stage Sun. Dinner served at 5pm. Cost for both is $14 and for entertainment only admission is $5. Entertainers eat free, all welcome

Smiths Falls Weekend Guide: June 10-12

Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 11:06 AM
posted by admin

FRIDAY

Family Movie Night: Hook
7 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Free-will offering.

Things My Mother Taught Me
7:30 p.m.
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
$20 for adults, $10 for students.

SATURDAY

Annual Paint Powder Run for Mental Health Awareness
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cataraqui Trail
3km & 5km runs – Participation in the run is free . Organized by the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) group, SFDCI’s Difference Club.

Things My Mother Taught Me
7:30 p.m.
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
$20 for adults, $10 for students.

SUNDAY

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Daniel Street between Library and Town Hall

35th Anniversary Lawn Party
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Heritage House Museum (11 Old Sly’s Road)

Things My Mother Taught Me
2 p.m.
Smiths Falls Station Theatre (53 Victoria Avenue)
$20 for adults, $10 for students.

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