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By Greg Kielec A human rights adjudicator has ordered the city of Cornwall to compensate a 23- year former city employee $20,000 in damages plus close to three years of lost wages. The city has also been ordered to cover $3,000 in medical expenses for Marie Ann Pilon, whom the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ruled late last year was discrimi- nated against based on a medical condition. The award covers Pilon’s lost wages from Sept. 15, 2005 to July 4, 2008, less any other employment or business income she earned over that time period, according to a deci- sion on remedy issued today by the tribu- nal. The Pilon’s husband Reg declined com- ment on behalf of the couple until all issues of the case are resolved when reached by email this past weekend. A copy of the decision was emailed to The Journal on Monday by David Draper, exec- utive director of Social Justice Tribunals Ontario, at the request of The Journal. Tribunal adjudicator David Muir has also recommended human rights training for city managers in his remedy decision. “The issues raised by this Application are largely systemic and flow largely from ig- norance of the Code’s requirements on the part of the City’s managers,” reads Muir’s Cornwall also ordered to pay almost three years in back pay to former employee

Portion of summary by adjudicator David Muir of the Human Rights Tri- bunal of Ontario in Pilon vs. City of Cornwall. . . . I have concluded that the respon- dents were in violation of their proce- dural obligations to accommodate the applicant on several occasions. First, there was their failure to properly in- vestigate her complaint of May 4, 2004. The respondent City and Mr. Menagh similarly failed to do so when requested by the applicant in October and December 2005, for reasons that I have found does not excuse them from their obligation under the Code. Similarly, when provided with evi- dence that the applicant was ill due to the unresolved workplace issues, Mr. Menagh failed to make enquiries. Fi- nally, the corporate respondent and Mr. Menagh failed in their procedural obligations in the manner in which the applicant’s employment was termi- nated. I have also found that the respondent City and Mr. Dick failed in their sub- stantive obligation to accommodate the applicant to the point of undue hardship when requested to do so in the letter of May 4, 2004. City managers violated obligations

Photo by Greg Kielec This screen shot shows the Sept. 14, 2011 Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision citing the city of Cornwall for violating the human rights of 23-year-employee Marie Anne Pilon. A decision on remedy in the case has been issued by the tribunal.

the respondent employer would be well-ad- vised to consider training of its other senior management involved in this matter. Tribunal ajudicator David Muir, in a deci- sion issued Sept. 14, 2011 ruled the city and key members of management had breached the province’s human rights code in its treatment of Pilon, a former finance depart- ment employee.

ruling. “The respondent City, on every level of management involved in this case, clearly did not understand their obligations under the Code. In all the circumstances, I find that it is appropriate that the individual re- spondents be required to take some human rights training to assist them in responding to the kind of issues which arose in this case.” “Although I make no order in this regard,

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Photo by Greg Kielec Flames were visible through the rear porch window of the building this Baldwin Av- enue building when firefighters arrived after a emergency call from neighbours Satur- day. One firefighter entered the building for a primary search and to check on the extent of the fire and determined the fire had not entered the residence at that time. The fire was extinguished and a crew was left on scene overnight to secure the scene.

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issues and never turned their minds to their obligation to accommodate the applicant to the point of undue hard- ship. The respondents never claimed that the applicant‘s disability related needs at any point in this narrative could not be accommodated. Finally, I also find that the respondent City, Mr. Flannigan and Mr. Dick con- doned harassment of her by their fail- ure to insulate her from the complaints of other employees that were related to her use of the washroom at times other than her formal break times. This was most acutely the case in May 2004 when she was told that an employee had made a complaint(s) about her washroom use, but was also present to a more limited degree in September 2005. case, was fired by the city three weeks ago. The human rights case revolves around a dispute over washroom breaks between Pilon, who suffered from colitis, and certain co-workers and managers in the city’s fi- nance department at the time. The issue spiralled out of control from 2002 until Pilon took medical leave in Sep- tember 2005 because of the declining health, attributed by her to increased stress in the workplace. Follow @gkielec on Twitter. For breaking news, go to and click on The Journal. Email

CITY MANAGERS: From Page 2 This issue remained unresolved throughout the remaining months of the applicant’s employment and played some role in the unravelling of the em- ployment relationship in September 2005. The respondents did not claim that they were unable to accommodate the applicant as requested. . I have also concluded that the respon- dent employer and Mr. Menagh failed in their duty to accommodate the appli- cant to the point of undue hardship when they terminated her employment in the face of medical evidence that she could not return to work, without mak- ing any further inquiries of her. I find that the respondent employer and Mr. Menagh did not consider the disability The complaint was filed against the Cor- poration of the City of Cornwall, human re- sources manager Robert Menagh, former chief financial officer David Dick and city collector John Flannigan. Of the three managers named in the com- plaint, only Flannigan is still employed by the city. Dick, who left a number of years ago for a job at Queen’s University in Kingston, is now officer manager for Miramichi, N.B. Menagh, who was singled out in the Pilon case and the Diane Shay whistleblower CITY MUST PAGE: From Page 2



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his common-law wife and uttered death threats. During the course of the investiga- tion it was learned that the male allegedly assaulted his common law with household items and allegedly assaulted his common law’s three-year-old daughter. The man is charged with four counts of assault, two counts of assault with a weapon and two counts of utterin death threats. The name of the accused is not being released as it may identify the victims in this matter. Wrong name An Akwesasne man faces a charge after he provided Cornwall police with a false name during a traffic stop. Dustin George, 22 is charged with obstructing police and per- sonation in connection with the Jan. 24 in- cident. He was released to appear in court on Feb. 21. Missed court date A Cornwall teen was arrested by police after she missed a Jan. 12 court date. The 15- year-old Cornwall was arrested on Jan. 24 on the strength of an outstanding warrant. She was held in custody until court later that day. Her name was not released as per provision under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Bad behaviour A Cornwall man is charged with breach- ing his probation after he was accused of shoplifting from a Water Street store. Steven Dufresne, 43, was arrested on Jan. 24. It is alleged that same day he attended a Water Street store and removed property without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. He was detained by the store’s lost prevention officer and turned over to a member of the Cornwall Commu- nity Police Service. He was bound by a pro- bation order at the time with the condition to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. He is charged with theft under $5,000 and breach of a probation order. He was re- leased to appear in court on Feb. 21. More bad behaviour A Cornwall teen faces two charges of breaching probation in connection with the theft of items from a vehicle. The 15-year- old Cornwall youth was arrested Jan. 24. It is alleged that between Dec. 31, 2011 and Jan. 2 he removed items from a motor vehi- cle. Police were contacted and an investiga- tion followed. He was bound at the time by a youth probation order to keep the peace and be of good behaviour and to abide by a curfew. He was charged with theft under $5,000 and two counts of breach of a proba- tion order. His name was not released as per provision under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Assault causing bodily harm A 36-year-old man faces a charge of as- sault causing bodily harm after an alterca- tion in Alexandria Jan. 24. SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a domestic incident on Lochiel Street around 8:30 p.m. The investigation revealed that a woman and her common-law husband were in- volved in a verbal altercation that resulted in her being assaulted. The man faces charges of domestic mischief and assault causing bodily harm. He was held in cus- tody pending an appearance in Cornwall court.

Mother assaulted A 31-year-old Cornwall man faces numer- ous charges after two incidents involving his mother stretching back to Boxing Day 2011. It is alleged that between Dec. 26 and Dec. 31, 2011, he got into an altercation with his 64-year-old mother when he assaulted her, threatened her and assaulted her with a weapon. The victim suffered minor in- juries. It is also alleged that on Jan. 26, he re- fused to let his mother leave the residence. He is charged with assault, uttering threats, assault with a weapon, weapons danger- ous, forcible confinement, two counts of breach of recognizance and three counts of breach of probation order. He was held in custody until court the following day. Rental unit theft Michel Tremblay, 45 of Cornwall was charged Friday theft under $5,000. It is al- leged that in August 2011, he removed property from a rental unit. Police were contacted and an investigation followed. He was released to appear in court on Feb. 14. Four face drug charges Four people were arrested on Friday for possession of controlled substances. It is al- leged that shortly after 10:15 p.m., a mem- ber of the Cornwall Community Police Service Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop and found the four occupants to be in possession of what was believed to be mar- ijuana and pills believed to be methamphet- amines (speed). Charged with two counts each of possession of a controlled substance are: Summer Mercure, 20, of Ingleside; Noah Lascelle, 18, of Cornwall; Brandon Secord, 18, of South Stormont; Pierre Go- dard, 18, of Cornwall. They all were re- leased to appear in court on Feb. 16. Domestic threats A 28-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on Friday in connection with domestic threats. He was bound by two separate re- cognizance with the relevant conditions to not have any communication with or attend his 34 year-old ex-girlfriend’s residence ex- cept in the presence of a police officer for belongings, as well as abstain from alcohol absolutely. He was also bound by a proba- tion order to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. It is alleged that on Friday, he at- tended his ex-girlfriend’s residence and got into an altercation with her when her threatened her and caused damage. He is charged with domestic mischief, uttering threats, four counts of breach of recogni- zance and one count of breach of probation order. Domestic assault A 22- year-old Cornwall man was arrested on Thursday for domestic assault. It is al- leged that on the Jan. 23 to 25, he assaulted Robyn Guindon Pharmacie Ltée. Centre d’achats Cornwall Square Cornwall Square Shopping Centre 1, rue Water St. E., Cornwall ON • 613 938-6060 Mail Brookdale Mall 1236, av. Brookdale ave., Cornwall ON 613 938-3010 Mail East Court Mall 1380, 2e rue Est, Cornwall ON 1380, Second Street East • 613 937-0956

Special photo Cornwall Police Chief Dan Parkinson speaks to students at Gladstone Public School about literacy on Friday to mark Family Literacy Day. Police chief visits Gladstone for Family Literacy Day

they will need to have. Harty said that although the ice rain made for a much smaller audience, it also provided students with the opportunity to speak with Parkinson, and ask any questions they had. Students were impressed with one answer when Parkinson explained that visiting chil- dren in schools and the community was his favourite part of his job.

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Cornwall’s Chief of Police Dan Parkinson visited Gladstone Public School on Friday to help the school celebrate Family Liter- acy Day. Vice-Principal Joe Harty said Parkinson shared his thoughts on literacy, provided

facts about the topic, and shared a quote from former secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope,” Parkinson shared.

“We really need to get to know you younger people so that we can better serve you in your community,” said Parkinson. Harty thanked Parkinson for coming and commented on how much the entire Glad- stone community values this ongoing community partner-

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.” Dan Parkinson Cornwall police chief, quoting former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan

He explained to the stu- dents that literacy is a very important part of his job, and the job that many police officers do to keep our city safe day and night. He went on to explain that literacy allows us to deal with information in many ways. No matter what students choose to do later in life, there are certain literacy skills that

ship. “We have always felt very lucky to have this positive partnership with Chief Parkin- son and his staff, and we’re very thankful that they continue to support our literacy ini- tiatives,” said Harty.

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Waterfront proposal gets cool welcome at council

By Greg Kielec

A proposal for new development along the waterfront east of the Cornwall Civic Complex was greeted with skepticism by a number of city councillors last Monday night. The city’s waterfront development com- mittee is proposing redeveloping the area east of the complex, now primarily parking area, to allow for the construction of condos of three-to-four storeys high. The idea was proposed by committee member Roy Perkins, who wanted the po- tential development of the city-owned land investigated, according to minutes from an Oct. 20, 2011 meeting of the committee. Construction on the site would require the creation of a new parking lot for the civic complex and aquatic centre which is esti- mated to cost $300,000. It would also require changing the route of the bike path which now runs along the water front. A number of legislative changes would also need to take place, including amend- ments to the city’s Official Plan, zoning plan and waterfront development plan. Committee Chair Lee Cassidy, when asked by Councillor Elaine MacDonald if there are other lands available that the committee could open for development instead, said “this is city owned property” which is pos- sible to develop immediately. “The rest of the lands are not available for us to do de- velopment on at this time.” Councillor Andre Rivette said the former Si Miller Arena location would be a better site for new development. He said develop- ment in the area bordered by the civic com- plex, marina and curling club “is going to block the whole area.”

Special photo This image from Google Earth shows the parking area between the Cornwall Civic Complex and Marina 200 south of Water Street in Cornwall. The city’s waterfront development committee has proposed opening up the area for development.

Councillor Syd Gardiner lamented the fact that Brockville and Kingston can develop their waterfronts “yet here in Cornwall, we don’t want to do that.” If city residents want a reduction in taxes, it can only happen by developing waterfront, he said. The area east of the civic complex complex is “a clean site we can get going right away” will bring in revenue to allow city to reduce taxes and upgrade its infrastructure. “We need the money – that’s one way to get the money,” he said. “This is a good start.” The city must determine if it will need medical equipment at an emergency facility or if it will need to transport medical equip- ment. The city also must determine what their plan is and how much effort it will take to initiate. Bradley Nuttley, city community safety and emergency management co-ordinator, said the city takes “all-hazard approach” to emergency management in city. He has de- veloped evacuation plan for parts of city in the event of a fire or flooding emergency, adding there are many risks but one plan. His department has communicated with long-term care homes in the past he said, and noted that it built a subcommittee with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit in February 2011 to learn how to deal with emergenices. A report from the committee indicated city long-term care homes have good plans, but if they exhaust their home resources, the municiplaity is available through 911. If the emergency is too big for EMS, then city can enact emergency management plan. O’Shaughnessy asked Nuttley for copies of the reports. Rivette also asked if transit is available to move large number people in case of an emergency. Nuttley said transit is available and Corn- wall Transit has member on emergency planning committee. He said the depart- ment has also moved “simulated” patients from Glen Stor Dun Lodge to the civic com- plex to test it’s plan. Rivette asked the motion to adopted Nut- tley’s report be amended to include efforts to seek out what other facilities are avail- able for long-term care residents in an emergency.

on lots of consultation,” Dupelle said. Councillor Elaine MacDonald also said she preferred the land remain public. Councillor Glen Grant compared Corn- wall’s waterfront to that of Cobourg, which has development right up to the river in- cluding a beach and a marina which are ideal for people who wish to retire by the water. He said the site would be a “first step” in lot of waterfront development, which he said will get “very aggressive” in next while.

There also may be major hurdles to the de- velopment of the site lurking underground, including the old canal wall from Corn- wall’s early days. He suggested proponents speak to city engineer before proceeding. “You’d be surprised what’s under there,” he warned. Councillor Leslie O’Shaughnessy echoed Rivette’s concerns and stressed any devel- opment should only occur after intense pub- lic consultation, a point agreed upon by Councillor Maurice Dupelle. “I’d say bring

Rivette advocates hospital site be used as emergency shelter for seniors

By Greg Kielec

A Cornwall city councillor wants Corn- wall Community Hospital’s Second Street site to be used as a seniors’ shelter if there is a crisis at any local long-term care facility. Councillor Andre Rivette, speaking at last Monday’s meeting of Cornwall city coun- cillor, said the Benson Centre and the Corn- wall Civic Complex, are not proper emergency shelters for seniors during a cri- sis, many of whom may have medical con- ditions. “Our responsibility is for all the commu- nity, the old, the young ... these are the pil- lars of the community, and we owe that to them,” he chastened council. Rivette said it is the city’s job to facilitate the relocation of residents of long term care homes in an emergency. He cited the long- term care beds now being operated by St. Joseph’s Villa at the hospital’s Second Street site. No one can say there is no room at the site: “The place is empty,” he told council mem- bers. Councillor Syd Gardiner said the city’s Benson Centre and civic complex are avail- able as first choices in an emergency and he he has long advocated councillors take an emergency management training course. Councillor Leslie O’Shaughnessy said if there is another ice storm where seniors cannot be safely transported out of Corn- wall, it will fall on the city to deal with it. He said communication links should be opened with long-term care providers “be- cause transportation could be an issue” in certain emergencies.

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Knocking at the door

Cornwall Colts now within one point of first in division Photo by Greg Kielec Tyson Spink of the Cornwall Colts prepares to backhand a shot from the shot against the Kanata Stallions Thursday in Cornwall. The Colts are poised to leapfrog over Carleton Place into first place in the Robinson.

could not find the twine with the goalie pulled to tie up the game. Kanata scored an open net goal after a Colts player appeared to be hauled down on the rush. A win would have moved the Colts ahead of the Brockville Braves and into a first place tie with the Carleton Place Canadians on Thursday evening. Marly Quince scored both goals for the Colts. Lukas Hafner gave up three goals on 25 shots for the loss. The Colts had 38 shots on the Stallions. The Colts could still move into first place in the Robinson with a win either Tuesday night in Cumberland or at home against Gloucester Thursday. Carleton Place’s next game is Friday against Pembroke. The Colts also play on Friday, hitting the road against the Hawkesbury Hawks. Follow @gkielec live on Twitter for coverage of Colts’ home games. Email Breach Matthew Sawyer, 25 of Cornwall was ar- rested on Sunday for breaching release con- ditions. He was bound by a recognizance not to be away from his residence save and except when in the company of his surety. He was also bound by a probation order to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. It is alleged that on Sunday, he was observed to be away from his residence by a member of the Cornwall Community Police Service Patrol Division. He is charged with breach of a probation order and breach of recogni- zance. He was held in custody until court the following day. TV stolen The Cornwall Community Police Service is currently investigating a break and enter that occurred Sunday at a Second Street West res- idence. The suspect(s) gained entry by climb- ing onto the balcony and entered a window. The suspect(s) proceeded to remove a 42” Toshiba LCD flat screen television with a 10” black and silver sub-woofer. Anyone with in- formation is asked to contact police at 613- 932-2110 or Crime Stoppers at 613-937-8477.

distance, but that is as close as they would come. A power play goal by Bran- don Howes, from Spink and Baun put the game out of reach for the Junior Sena- tors. The win came on the heels of a less than stellar per- formance by the Colts at home Thursday against the Kanata Stallions. Two goals in less than one minute cost

for the Colts to earn the vic- tory. It was the second victory in two days for the Colts. They beat the Ottawa Junior Sena- tors 4-2 on Saturday to set up Sunday’s first-place show- down with Carleton Place. The Colts scored a power play goal in the first period and added two even strength goals in the second period to enter the third pe-

By Greg Kielec

The Colts could still move into first place in the Robinson with a win either Tuesday night in Cumberland or at home against Gloucester Thursday.

The Cornwall Colts have knocked off the Carleton Place Canadians on Sunday for the second time in a row to move within one point of first in the Robinson Division of the Central Canada Hockey League. Mark Hough scored on the power play with less than a minute left in overtime to give the Colts a 3-2 victory over division- leading Carleton Place. All the scoring in regulation time took place in the second period Kyle Baun got the Colts on the scoreboard just 29 seconds into the second period. Earning assists were Tyson Spink and Michael Borkowski. Luke Martin tied the game for Carleton Place at the 6:38 mark but Tyson Spink put the Colts head again four minutes later. As- sists went to Baun and Borkowski. Mac Olson tied the game for Carleton Place with 3:54 left in the second period. Lukas Hafner made an incredible 50 saves CRIME SCENE: From Page 4 On Jan. 25, at approximately 2 p.m., SD&G OPP officers conducted a traffic stop on County Road 1 inNorth Dundas Township. The stop resulted in the seizure of a small amount of suspected marijuana. The 26-year-old male driver, Trevor Dou- glas Barkley of South Dundas,was arrested and faces a charge of possession of mari- juana.He is scheduled to appear on March 6 in Morrisburg court. Domestic assault A 30-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on Thursday. It is alleged that on the last Wednesday he entered into a verbal alter- cation with his ex-common law and during the altercation hit her in the face. The man was subsequently charged with assault and released to appear in court on Feb. 21. The name of the accused is not being released as it may identify the victim in this matter. Break and enter The Cornwall Community Police Service is currently investigating an attempt break

the Cornwall Colts two points and an at least temporary shot at first place in the Robinson Division. The Colts, who were tied with Brockville in second with 69 points, gave up two goals to the Stallions in 25 seconds at the mid- point of the game at the Ed Lumley Arena on their way to a 4-2 loss. They came within one goal of Kanata twice in the latter part of the game, but

riod with a 3-0 lead. Tyson Spink got the Colts on the board with a power play marker at 7:34 of the first from Baun and Borkowski. David Rath and Billy Ulrick added goals in the second with assists from Mark Hough, Connor Primeau and Drew Henry. Ottawa scored two power play markers in one minute and 35 seconds in the latter half of the third period to get within striking and enter that occurred on Thursdayat an Edward Street residence. Two men at- tempted to gain entry into a residence but were stopped by the homeowner who was home at the time. The first male is described as a black male 15-17 years old, 5’7” to 5’9” slim build, dark eyes, round face with no fa- cial hair observed, wearing black jacket/sweater with a hood. The second male is described as a white male approxi- mately 15 years old, 5’7” medium build, with light coloured hair, wearing a red ban- dana with white poke-a-dots on his face up to his eyes, and a brown and light coloured plaid jacket. No facial hair observed. Any- one with information regarding this at- tempted break and enter is asked to contact the service at 613-932-2110 or Crime Stop- pers at 613-937-8477. Warrant Paul Buckshot, 39 of Akwesasne was ar- rested on Sunday under the strength of two outstanding warrants more than three years after missing two court dates. It is alleged that he failed to attend court on Dec. 18, 2008 as well as on Jan. 19, 2009. He was re-

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leased to appear in court on Feb. 14.

Booze an drugs Mohsen Damghani, 21 of Cornwall was arrested on a drug charge after failing to provide a breath sample for police on Sun- day. He was bound by a probation order with the conditions to abstain from the pur- chase/possession/consumption of alcohol also to abstain from the purchase/posses- sion/consumption of drugs and to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. It is al- leged that shortly prior to 2:30 a.m. on Sun- day, a member of the Cornwall Community Police Service Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop and found the driver to have an odour of an alcohol beverage on his breath. He was requested to provide a suitable sample into an approved instrument when her refused. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of a controlled substance believed to be marijuana. He was charged with failing to provide breath sam- ple, possession of a controlled substance and three counts of breach of probation order. He was released to appear in court on Feb. 14.

Cornwall Transit ridership increased in 2011

27 in order to better serve residents. Some of the changes include:  Expansion of the Brookdale and Cumber- land routes to service the new Brookdale Square Plaza on Tollgate Road.  Adjustments to the Riverdale route, in- cluding direct access to the commercial area at Pitt and Ninth Streets.  The merging of the two community bus routes into one community service.  Extension of the Industrial routes by one hour.

According to Tapp, there are a number of factors that have contributed to the increase in ridership over the last several years, includ- ing the return to a 30-minute service in 2008, the purchase of new low-floor buses and nu- merous other enhancements to the system. “The return to a 30-minute service was the biggest factor,” Tapp said. “It has made our conventional bus service more efficient and convenient for residents.” Cornwall Transit will be making a series of adjustments to its routes and services on Feb.

750,394 of the paid rides in 2011. “These figures are quite encouraging,” said Councillor André Rivette, a member of the city’s transit committee. “More andmore peo- ple are discovering the fact that Cornwall Transit is an affordable, convenient and acces- sible mode of transportation.” Transit DivisionManager Len Tapp said the ridership increase in 2011 can be attributed in part to new residents trying out the service. “Our bus drivers are seeing an influx of new faces on the buses,” Tapp said.

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Cornwall Transit continues to make big ridership gains as a growing number of res- idents hop on board the bus. Ridership on the city-run service has in- creased steadily for the past six years, and 2011 was no exception. Cornwall Transit pro- vided a total of 787,499 paid rides on its con- ventional and Handi-Transit services last year, up from a total of 743,090 in 2010. The conventional bus service accounted for


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Hockey moms beginning to drop their gloves

Julie Beaulieu agrees. “My son plays House League, and it’s not as competitive as it used to be. It’s really just to have fun. It is good ex- ercise for the kids, and it has been a good year, especially with the new Benson Centre in Cornwall.” Francoise Champagne recalls when her sons used to play hockey. “ It was fun back then because we met as parents when our kids played and we became friends. I liked traveling with the team. It was very compet- itive, but the kids learned a lot, and they had fun. My grandchildren now play hockey, and my son is now coaching. They played their last game on the Senator’s ice at Scotia- bank Place. It was great, and seeing them play brought back a lot of memories.” “When my kids get home after a game,” continues MacDonald ,“ I’m not going to sit there and say, it’s alright dear, as long as you’re having fun, that’s all that matters.” “I know for a fact that part of having that fun is winning, and I know they’re out there to win, but I also know that there are a lot parents who can’t take losing. All and all I know of very few hockey moms who don’t use a little old-fashioned courtesy and good sportsmanship.” MacDonald said that it’s strange the way some people behave when they’re on the sidelines, yelling and screaming at the offi- cial, whereas if you saw the same person walking down the street doing the same thing, they would probably be locked away. “I feel I have witnessed just as many women as men act inappropriately in the stands. I always feel more for the parent’s kids then anything else. “ “But that’s all in a days work when you’re a teammanager, coach, (now ref) team nurse and even hockey mom.”

By Lisa Etherington-Runions Do you remember what your mother told you way back when, it isn’t whether you win or lose the game; it’s how you play it! Well, some present day mothers feel that this has changed. What did mother ever know about getting up at 5:30 in the morning, driving across county in the dark, during a snow storm just to make an early morning game. But that isn’t until after you have dropped off hot dog buns for the latest fund-raising event, so they can buy new uniforms for their kid’s hockey team. And that’s to say nothing about the pres- sure of competition, the petty politics, keep- ing the kids’ spirits up because they haven’t won a game in over three weeks, trying to maintain a civil tongue while standing on the sidelines, and watch some ref make one stupid call after another, and after all, it’s now only 6:30 in the morning. Moms back then never had to lean on a coach to make sure you got the playing time you deserved. Easy for her to spout all those moralistic platitudes about fair play and having fun. Maybe that’s how it was in her day. But that sure isn’t how it is anymore. Helen MacDonald feels hockey moms work a little harder then hockey dads, sim- ply because they wear more hats. “I know that in this day of being politically correct you’re not supposed to say things like that, but when was the last time you saw a hockey No longer shrinking lillies when it comes to Canada’s sport

Special photo Has the role of hockey mom’s changed? Some say women are becoming more involved in their kids’ play, but not always in a positive way. “I know for a fact that

ing out his hockey bag, she found a piece of paper with a list of names on it. It took her a fewminutes to realize that it wasn’t just a list of friends, but a hit list, of kids who had pushed him around in previ- ous games. “I couldn’t believe it. My son was always quiet about what went on in the games. So needless to say we spoke with

dad baking cookies for the lat- est team fund-raiser?” said MacDonald. Although she is serious when it comes to the differences in parenting in regards to sports, she claims that there is nothing stronger then having both par- ents working together in effort to help their children’s team. “This is the thing that brings the families together.” states MacDonald.

part of having that fun is winning, and I know they’re out there to win, but I also know that there are a lot parents who can’t take losing. Helen MacDonald

him, but this incident also gave me a new perspective on organized sports. I still have kids involved in hockey, and I enjoy it, be- cause we want them to just have fun with it.”

Terri Forrester recalls when one of her sons, then aged 12, was playing on a competitive traveling hockey team. One day, while clean-

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André Rivette croit qu'il aurait dû s'impliquer dès le début dans l'affaire Diane Shay Un conseiller critique le maire Kilger C ORNWALL

la dernière année. M. O’Shaughnessy a récemment déclaré qu’à son avis, Mme Shay a été persécutée pour avoir agi de bonne foi. Les conseillers Denis Thibault, Bernadette Clément et Maurice Dupelle n’ont pu être rejoints pour obtenir leurs commentaires au moment d’aller sous presse. Le maire Bob Kilger n’a pas retourné les appels du Journal en réaction à ses accusations. Retour sur l’affaire Glen Stor Dun Lodge Diane Shay, agente, santé et sécurité, CSPAAT et formation de la municipalité, a été victime d’intimidation et de harcèlement après avoir dénoncé un cas d’abus dont un patient a été victime, au Glen Stor Dun Lodge en mai 2008. Mme Shay s’est par la suite retrouvée en arrêt de travail. Sept mois plus tard, la municipalité a congédié Mme Shay, en abolissant son poste. Elle a pu reprendre ses fonctions en septembre 2009, après avoir déposé une poursuite au civile contre la municipalité de Cornwall. La municipalité, de même que Robert Menagh, le directeur des ressources humaines à ce moment, ont été accusés par la province de l’Ontario, en janvier 2010, d’avoir enfreint la loi sur la protection des dénonciateurs. La municipalité a plaidé coupable, à la fin de l’année dernière, après avoir dépensé une somme de près de 209 000 $ en frais légaux. La municipalité a également défrayé les coûts en frais d’avocat de l’ordre de 19 000 $, pour la poursuite au civil de Mme Shay. La charge contre M. Menagh a finalement été retirée.

Après les réactions de Leslie O’Shaughnessy, sur le cas de dénonciation de Diane Shay, son acolyte, le conseiller municipal André Rivette se prononce à son tour : « Le maire aurait du s’impliquer dès le début », a-t-il déclaré. « La ville de Cornwall est dans une position favorable, mais cette affaire continue à descendre la ville à cause de l’administration.», a fustigé le conseiller, lors d’un entretien avec Le Journal . Le conseiller tient responsable le maire de ne pas s’être impliqué dès le début de cette affaire. « Tant qu’à moi, c’est le maire qui est l’arbitre. Il aurait du adresser les problèmes au fur et à mesure. », a poursuivi M. Rivette. Advenant la proposition d’une résolution présentant des excuses officielles auprès de Diane Shay, le conseiller se dit prêt à l’appuyer. « Ce serait une manière de dire que le maire a mal fait.», a-t-il ajouté. Le conseiller Leslie O’Shaughnessy a été le premier représentant de la municipalité à émettre une opinion publiquement, sur la situation d’une employée, en l’occurrence Diane Shay, victime d’abus de la part de la ville, après avoir révélé au grand jour un cas d’abus au Glen Stor Dun Lodge . Il a déclaré que le conseil municipal, l’administration, et la municipalité de Cornwall lui doivent des excuses, pour tous les dommages qu’elle a subis dans

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Le maire de la ville de Cornwall Bob Kilger.

AVC, trois lettres qui changent tout En février, Mois du cœur, la Fondation des maladies du cœur tient entre autres à mettre en évidence l’importance de savoir reconnaître les signes avant-coureurs d’un accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC). En effet, cela a une inci- dence capitale sur les chances de survie et le degré de rétablissement, en particulier dans le cas d’un AVC causé par un caillot, puisque ce n’est qu’à l’hôpital et dans les quelques heures suivant l’apparition des symptômes que les médecins peuvent prescrire un médicament afin de dissoudre le caillot. Voici les cinq signes avant-coureurs à apprendre... par cœur : 1- Il faut s’inquiéter en présence, même temporaire, d’une faiblesse soudaine ou d’un engourdissement à un bras, une jambe ou au visage. 2- Une difficulté soudaine d’élocution ou de compréhension, de même que de la confusion, doivent aussi être prises très au sérieux, même si elles sont passagères. 3- Un problème de vision subit, même temporaire, doit tirer la sonnette d’alarme. 4- Il en va de même pour un mal de tête soudain et intense, qui se présente de façon inhabituelle. 5- Une perte d’équilibre doit aussi éveiller des soupçons, surtout en présence de l’un des autres signes avant- coureurs. Connaître ces signes ne suffit pas. Qu’un proche ou vous-même les ressentiez, il faut réagir immédiatement en leur présence et composer sans attendre le 9-1-1 ou le numéro local des services d’urgence. Qu’on se le dise : il vaut beaucoup mieux se rendre à l’hôpital inutilement que trop attendre et courir le risque de vivre avec des séquelles permanentes.

Photo archives Le maire de la ville de Cornwall Bob Kilger.

Dates des séances d’information pour l’inscription à l’école catholique

française offre une session d’information pour les parents. Pour en savoir davantage à ce sujet, veuillez consulter la rubrique « Inscription » du site Web du CSDCEO au Les écoles catholiques de langue française offrent des programmes pour la réussite de tous les élèves, tant au palier élémentaire que secondaire. Avec un meilleur départ dans nos garderies et centres

Il est temps d’inscrire votre enfant à l’école catholique de langue française pour la rentrée scolaire de septembre 2012. Février est le mois des inscriptions pour les écoles du Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien(CSDCEO).Lethèmedecetteannée est « L’école catholique, ça c’est moi! ». Chaque école catholique de langue L’Université d’Ottawa et le commissaire Boileau discutent d'une désignation sous la LSF Le commissaire aux services en français de l’Ontario, Me François Boileau, a rencontré des représentants de l’Université d’Ottawa pour discuter de la possibilité que l’Université soit désignée en vertu de la Loi sur les services en français, L.R.O. 1990, ch. F.32. La rencontre a eu lieu à Toronto, dans les bureaux du Commissariat, à la demande du recteur Allan Rock, qui a dirigé la délégation de l’Université. L’Université d’Ottawa étudie la possibilité de demander une désignation en vertu de la Loi . « La rencontre d’aujourd’hui constitue le premier pas d’un processus qui, nous l’espérons, nous permettra de voir clair et de décider de la recommandation à faire à notre Bureau des gouverneurs », a déclaré Allan Rock. Parmi les questions qui ont été discutées, une première série a trait aux effets d’une désignation sur l’offre de programmes et de cours. L’Université a adopté un Règlement sur le bilinguisme qui prévoit diverses modalités touchant l’offre de programmes dans les deux langues ou dans l’une d’entre elles. D’ailleurs, il n’y a pas de symétrie parfaite entre l’offre de cours et de programmes dans les deux langues. Par exemple, certains cours peuvent n’être offerts qu’en français, alors que d’autres ne sont offerts qu’en anglais. Deuxièmement, la délégation a demandé des précisions sur les répercussions de la Loi sur les différents services de l’Université. Bien que les services aux étudiants soient généralement offerts dans les deux langues, l’Université se pose certaines questions quant aux effets d’une désignation sur le fonctionnement interne de certains services. Une troisième série de questions a porté sur les effets de la Loi sur la gouvernance de l’Université. La liberté

éducatifs et un programme à temps plein pour les élèves de la maternelle et du jardin, nosélèvesacquièrentdesvaleurscatholiques, une excellente maîtrise du français et un bilinguisme de haut niveau. Nous vous rappelons qu’en vertu de la Loi sur l’éducation, votre enfant doit être âgé de 4 ans au 31décembre 2012 pour fréquenter la maternelle et de 5 ans toujours à la même

date, pour être admis au jardin d’enfants. Le Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien est le plus grand réseau d’écoles de langue française dans les cinq comtés de Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott et Russell, et assure l’éducation à près de 11 000 élèves, répartis dans 30 écoles élémentaires et 8 écoles secondaires.

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