Volume 3, No 57, 16 pages • CORNWALL, ON • DECEMBER 5, 2012

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Opening the world to developmentally disabled Annie, a client of Open Hands in Cornwall, uses an iPad to communicate with Joe Geneau, Open Hands quality assurance manager, during a press conference at the agency’s office on South Branch Road at the north end of Cornwall on Thursday. The technology is opening new doors for the developmentally disabled in the Cornwall area. Pleaseseepage3.


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Levac new CAO for city of Cornwall


has held various positions, including design engineer, assistant manager engineering and manager of engineering. Levac also spent approximately three and a half years with the National Research Council in Ottawa where he was respon- sible for the National Guide to Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure. Mayor Bob Kilger, in a press release issued late Friday afternoon, welcomed Levac to his new position. “I am very pleased that Mr. Levac has agreed to take on this very important posi- tion with the corporation and I, along with the rest of council look forward to working with him.” Levac is a fluently bilingual native of Corn- wall and graduate of the University of Ot- tawa who attended primary and secondary schools in the city.

More fraud charges Two more people face charges in con- nection with a major fuel fraud in Corn- wall early this year. Satnam Singh Purba, 28 of Brampton and Manjit Singh Brar, 42 of Caledon were arrested on Nov. 26. They are accused of obtaining fuel from a Brookdale Avenue gas station by using a reportedly stolen credit card in March and April. They are facing charges of fraud, using forged credit card data and possession of credit card data. The arrests follow the arrest of nine men in July and August by Members of the Cornwall Community Police Service Fraud Unit after $125,000 in fuel was ob- tained through the use of stolen credit cards between February and May. Stolen property The Cornwall Community Police Service Community Patrol Division arrested two men with possession of stolen property, break & enter and possession of break & enter tools during the early hours of Nov.28. It is alleged that Kyle Shaver, 26 and Philip MacDonald, 43, both of Cornwall, were found in possession of stolen cop- per wire and break and enter tools after someone gained entry to a Marlborough Street business and removed property. Further investigation revealed that Shaver was also wanted under the strength of an outstanding warrant for possession of a drug and a bench war- rant for failing to re-attend court on June 7, 2011. MacDonald was released to appear in court on Jan. 8, 2013. Shaver was held in custody until court later that day. Parole warrant Shane Cook, 24 of Akwesasne was ar- rested on Nov. 27 under the strength of a parole warrant issued on Oct. 11. He turned himself in to the Canadian Border Agency Service and was turned over to the Cornwall Community Police Service. He was held in custody until court on Nov. 28. Pushed store employee A Cornwall man faces an assault charge after he was accusing of pushing a store’s loss prevention officer during a shoplifting incident on Nov. 26. Ahmed El Kerim, 31, was arrested on Nov. 27 after he was accused of shoplift- ing from a Water Street store and then pushing the store’s loss prevention offi- cer when she tried to detain him. El Kerim is charged with assault and theft under $5,000. He was released to appear in court on Dec.18. The employee was not injured in the incident.


A long-time city public works employee will be Cornwall’s next chief administra- tive officer. Norm Levac, manager of the city’s public works department, has been selected to re- place former CAO Paul Fitzpatrick. Levac was one of two senior managers in the running for the position which became vacant when Mayor Bob Kilger announced Fitzpatrick’s troubled tenure was over on June 29. City planner Stephen Alexander has been acting as interim CAO while the city searched for Fitzpatrick’s replacement. Levac is a professional engineer who has been employed by the city for 25 years. He

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Norm Levac, the city’s manager of public works, has been named Cornwall’s new chief administrative officer.

Condo proposal for Lamoureux Park dead

committee turned its attention back to a plan to develop the historic Pointe Maligne which was dropped last year, shortly before the committee began pursuing the condo plan. Rivette has asked that the study on the

sessions this past summer to gauge the public’s response to waterfront develop- ment. “The waterfront will always be a hot topic, always. And it is always a hot topic because

An 18-month-old proposal to allow the construction of condos in Lamoureux Park east of the Cornwall Civic Complex will not get off the ground floor. Cornwall city council accepted the ad- ministration’s recommendation not to pro- ceed with the controversial proposal at a meeting last night at city hall. “In the end, there was clearly no support for that and no support overall from the Committee to proceed,” saidWaterfront De- velopment Committee chair Lee Cassidy in a letter included with administration’s rec- ommendation. The idea – first raised by committee mem- ber Roy Perkins in June 2011 -- was soundly rejected by respondents in both public and online surveys conducted earlier this year by the city. The committee had proposed the site be- cause it is the only city-owned waterfront land immediately available for develop- ment. Councillor Andre Rivette said it is time the Cornwall pigeon keepers can feel a little cockier after a ban on their pastime was delayed three months at a city council meeting last Monday night. Council postponed the implementation of the pigeon-keeper ban to gather more information after it was urged by Mike van der Jagt of the Canadian Racing Pigeon Union, backed by a gallery packed with pi- geon fanciers, to overturn the measure at a Nov. 13 council meeting. An Aug. 13 amendment to the city’s ani-

site near the old oil tank lands east of Marina 200, which is essentially the birthplace of Cornwall, be referred to coun- cil in January for review. “I want it to come before council in January. I think it is important we take a look at this study. Half the work has been done,” Rivette told The Journal. He also said the waterfront committee is wasting its time trying to push through devel- opment in Lamoureux Park.

it’s a powerful economic driver – tourism, economic develop- ment – and also a social devel- opment driver – recreation, ex- ercise and because it’s beautiful and it’s ours.” She said such public feedback exercises are important to city council. “They get people fired up and they get people talking about what they want to see for their city. We got some clear messages … but we also got a lot of ideas.” Some key themes, like the


“You’re wasting your … time. You’re wast- ing administration’s time. If they want a big push, then let them push Point Maligne.” Councillor Bernadette Clement, speaking at last week’s council meeting, said pub- lic consultations are “messy, awkward and tense,” referring to the public information mal control bylaw would have made the keeping of domestic pigeons in city resi- dential areas illegal as of this Friday. A mor- atorium approved by council last Monday delays the ban’s implementation until Feb. 28, 2013. Some council members are concerned about health issues resulting from drop- pings from the racing pigeons. But van der Jagt said at a Nov. 13 council meeting that the droppings causing complaints are most likely from feral pigeons. Van der Jagt has forwarded documenta- tion from various sources and government ministries in backing his argument to allow

creation of a boardwalk and whether light commercial development should be al- lowed along the waterfront, came out of the discussions with the public, Clement said. Council must also consider whether the current waterfront plan is still relevant in light of the consultations, she said.. domestic pigeon keeping in Cornwall resi- dential areas, according to an interim re- port on the issue from city administration. Among the information forwarded to the city are excerpts of animal control by- laws from Ajax, and the cities of Ottawa and Hamilton. “This information, together with ongoing Bylaw Division research, will be the essence of the subsequent 2013 com- prehensive report to council,” reads the re- port to council. “Paramount in this report will be domes- tic pigeon keeping with reference and con- cern to community health and well-being,” the report reads.

Pigeon fanciers get three-month reprieve from city council

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Candelight vigil The Cornwall & District Labour Council invites members of the public to com- memorate the women murdered at Ecole Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. Women, men and children can affirm their commitment to action on violence against women during a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Pommier Square, the southeast corner of Pitt and Second streets in downtown Cornwall. Voyage à Saint-Eustache Le 7 décembre, le Centre Charles-Émile Claude organisera un voyage de Noël à Saint-Eustache, une banlieue de Mon- tréal. L’inscription coûte 70$. Elle inclut un repas, de l’animation, une séance de danse en ligne et des cadeaux. Road of hope The Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall will screen the documentary Road of Hope: The Spiritual Journey of Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan at 7 p.m. on Friday at Don Bosco Hall in the Agora Catholic Centre at 301 Montreal Road in Cornwall. To see the Road of Hope Trailer visit Admission is free, although there will be a free-will offering. Snowflake and Bazaar Luncheon The auxiliary to the St. Joseph’s Con- tinuing Care Centre will hold its annual Snowflake and Bazaar Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 14York Street. There will be a luncheon of soups, sandwiches and dessert from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Guy Lauzon remet des médailles Le député fédéral de la circonscription Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, Guy Lauzon, décernera des médailles du Ju- bilé de la reine Élizabeth II dimanche le 9 décembre à 13h30 à la Saint-Andrew Cath- olic Church. Commemorating massacre Sexual Assault Support Services for Women, in partnership with Maison In- terlude House, will hold an event at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Nav Canada to commemo- rate the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique mas- sacre in Montreal. There will be a viewing of the Polytech- nique movie and a moment of silence, followed by discussion and questions. To register, contact Céline Bussière at 613- 932-1755 ext. 27. Email your coming events to lyse. // Envoyez vos événe- ments à communautaire Le lien community link The


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Arrested for assault A 36-year-old Carlsbad Springs man wanted in connection with an assault on his 30-year-old ex-girlfriend in Sep- tember has been arrested by Cornwall police. It is alleged that in September 2012 he contacted his 30-year-old ex-girlfriend, assaulted her and removed property, while being bound by a recognizance with the conditions to not associate or communicate directly or indirectly with her, and to not to enter Cornwall except to attend court. He was charged with five counts of fail- ing to comply with recognizance, domes- tic assault and theft under $5,000. He was held in custody until court the following day. His name was not released as it would identify the victim. The victim did not require medical treatment. Ex charged in break-in A 26-year-old North Dundas man faces a number of charges after he was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home Nov. 27. SD&G OPP officers responded to a re- port of a break and enter on Main Street in Morewood, north of Chesterville, and found the woman’s ex-boyfriend has re- moved property that didn’t belong to him after breaking into the residence. He is charged with breaking into and entering a dwelling house to commit an indictable offence; theft under $5,000; possession property obtained by crime under $5,000; indecent telephone calls; and failing to comply with undertaking or recognizance He was held in custody pending an ap- pearance in Cornwall court. Girls accused of assault Two girls are facing charges after they were accused of punching a 16-year-old girl on Nov. 22. The girls, aged 15 and 16, are both charged with assault. They were released on an undertaking and promise to ap- pear with a court date of Dec. 27. The youth’s names were not released as per provision under the Youth Crimi- nal Justice Act.

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the action, quickly setting up the story in a prologue with sly jokes and local references that other characters continue throughout the show. It’s the first indication that this is not a Disney-fied Snow White. This produc- tion owes more to an updated Glee style musical with lots of laughs, fun and magic. Director Richard Boyer said that Snow White is saved by the Seven Hobbits who are not young miners, but are a new and up and coming musical group called 7 Direc- tions under the leadership of Maddy Roy. But back in the castle, the Queen cooks up the poison apple, transforms into an old hag, and takes the fruit to Snowy, leaving the young beauty’s fate in the hands of the audience. The show will be performed at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 9 at St. Lawerence Secondary School on Second Street West. Call 613-932-3510 for reservations.

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Local couple redevelops key Le Village property

A busy corner in the heart of Le Village has received a fresh new look with the devel- opment of a new two-storey brick build- ing. Local couple Peter and Lynn Kenney are responsible for the ambitious $467,000 re- development project, which saw a dormant building demolished and a new one erect- ed at the southwest corner of Montreal Road and Prince Arthur Street. “We were driving by (the old building) on a Sunday afternoon and he (Peter) said we were going to own it,” said Lynn. “When he gets something in his head, he doesn’t let it go.” Peter acted on his word and before long, the couple had purchased the old building from the previous owner. “We really wanted to buy it. We were convinced it would be a good investment,” Lynn added. At first, the couple were leaning towards renovating the old building, but they soon realized it would be more beneficial to re- build from scratch. That kick started the process of demolishing the old structure to make way for a modern, new building. The Kenney’s are now anxious to see who will take up residence in the new building, For the 14th consecutive year, the high- light of the meeting will be a recap of the year’s economic activity by Mark Boileau, the city’s manager of economic develop- ment. Doors will be open at 7 a.m. and the meet- ing will begin at 7:30 a.m. sharp Dec. 20, at the Galaxy Cinemas on Second Street East. “It is always important to pause and rec- ognize the hard work of so many of our cor- porate citizens,” said Boileau. “The local economy had a number of highlights in 2012, with significant activity across industrial, commercial and residen- tial sectors.” Mayor Bob Kilger is expected to welcome

The development has been warmly re- ceived by other business owners in Le Vil- lage. “We’re thrilled to see this new develop- ment in the area,” said Michel Dubuc, presi- dent of Le Village Business Improvement Area. “This building will help to attract new businesses, jobs and customers to our com- mercial area.” The Kenney’s received some assistance with their project through the City of Corn- wall’s Heart of the City Community Im- provement Plan. The Heart of the City CIP is designed to assist property owners in im- proving their properties by offering finan- cial incentives such as grants and interest- free building restoration loans. “The goal of the CIP is to make our com- mercial areas more vibrant and attractive, and this project certainly accomplishes that,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “I’d like to congratulate the Kenney’s for completing this great project and making this significant investment in our commu- nity.” Additional information on recent and on- going development projects in Cornwall can be found on the website. Business Enterprise Centre, will greet at- tendees as they enter and exit the theatre. Tickets to the Team Cornwall Year-In- Review meeting are $10 each and can be purchased by calling Julie Donkers at 613- 933-0074. Space is limited to the first 300 people, so people are urged to pick up their tickets in advance. Team Cornwall is a group of business peo- ple who have banded together to promote Cornwall to their business contacts around the world. Working closely with Cornwall Economic Development, the Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations, Team Corn- wall members help spread the word about the considerable advantages of living and doing business in our hometown. ment, Garth Taylor Humanitarian Award and others. Nominations are open to Jan. 18, 2013. The awards will be announced at the 25th Anniversary gala on Febr. 23, 2013. Specific Criteria for the Ambassador of the Year award include: Raising the profile of Cornwall to people who may not other- wise have known the city; an effort of that is extraordinary in its execution or concept; an effort that succeeds in positively changing perceptions of Cornwall and/or its people The award is open to both individuals and groups.

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Local couple Peter and Lynn Kenney are responsible for the ambitious $467,000 re- development project on Montreal Road in the Le Village area

which features 1,260 square feet of open space on both floors. Each floor has its own separate heating and air conditioning sys- tems, and there are parking spaces avail- able at the rear of the building. The exterior features an attractive brick facade complete with an arched roofline -- a French Cana-

dian architectural style that is compatible with many other buildings in Le Village. “It could be used for pretty much any- thing - lawyers and doctor’s offices, profes- sional office space, restaurant or retail, you name it,” said Lynn, adding the space can easily be fit up for specific tenants.

Team Cornwall presents its annual year-in-review meeting It’s December, which means it’s time once again for the Team Cornwall annual Year- in-Review meeting. a number of out-of-town guests to the meeting. “Cornwall’s success is turning heads in

“Team Cornwall works to support Corn- wall Economic Development and its efforts to attract new investment to Cornwall,” said Gilles Latour, chair of Team Cornwall.

boardrooms across Canada,” said Kilger. “There are a num- ber of people from other parts of Canada and the USA who will be visiting Cornwall and taking this op- portunity to get a closer look at what is happening here.” Along with the

“We always look forward to this meeting as a way of seeing exactly how we are doing and to hopefully get a glimpse of what is down the road.”

“We always look forward to this meet- ing as a way of seeing exactly how we are doing and to hope- fully get a glimpse of what is down the road.” The meeting is open to all - regard-

presentation from Cornwall economic de- velopment, Team Cornwall will also be highlighting its members’ efforts and ac- complishments over the past year.

less of Team Cornwall membership. A light breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., followed by the regular meeting. A small bazaar, organized by the Cornwall

Chamber to recognize the ‘Ambassador of the Year’ at the excellence awards The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Com- merce has added a new award category to its Business Excellence Awards. about Cornwall, we get noticed and that can lead to new investment.”

tradition established in 1988. The awards recognize outstanding achievements by Cornwall area businesses and individuals in the fields of commerce, community work and/or innovation. The awards ceremony, coupled with the presentation of the cov- eted Citizen of Year award is one of Corn- wall’s most prestigious annual affairs. Nominations are submitted from groups and individuals in the community and care- fully reviewed by the Nominations Commit- tee. Other award categories include Busi- ness of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Lifetime Achieve-

The Chamber has been working on the new award for some time. In part, it is rec- ognition of the positive impact that Team Cornwall has had on the community. “There are so many people that act as goodwill ambassadors without realizing it,” said Gilles Latour, chair of Team Cornwall. “I think this award fits in very nicely with the spirit of recognizing excellence within our community.” The Chamber of Commerce Business Ex- cellence Awards is a distinguished Cornwall

The Ambassador of the Year award will recognize the efforts of an individual who goes out of his or her way to promote Corn- wall, and by doing so share with others the story of our community and what it has to offer. “Cornwall is a fantastic city made up of great people, yet we are just one city amongst thousands in Canada and the world,” said Chamber President Rick Shaver. “When people travel and speak positively


Santa Claus: The next generation

children” said Crites. “They feel having papa as Santa is the greatest thing. I’m told I have inherited a lot from my dad, and not just the suit.” Crites’ wife, Donna, who often accompa- nies her husband as Mrs. Clause, agrees. “His white beard and hair, the laugh, the way he tells jokes, they way he walks, and the smart remarks,” she quips. “The resem- blance is uncanny.” Crites, born in Sudbury, but raised in Corn- wall is the second eldest of eight children. He was young when his parents divorced, and he realized the need for a strong family, seeing his mom raise the family alone. Crites carried this with him through life, and now realizes that his greatest accom- plishment has been his family, and how his children turned out. He feels that whatever he does must be to help people or it’s not worth doing. Crites has been a member of the Moose Lodge, where he was the first recipient of the Tri-Secretary award. As a past member, he recalls a quote that has always stayed with him, and is reflected in the work he does to- day: “No man stands taller than when they stoop to help a child.” “The quote has meaning and is some- thing I have always remembered,” said Crites. “Success for me is seeing the smiles on the children’s faces.” states Crites. So what does Santa do in his spare time? Well this Santa likes to read Stephen King, or Dean Koontz, ride his motorcycle, or walk his dog. If he had a chance his dream would be to drive across Canada on his motorcycle, and see what a great country we have. When asked if he had a message for young people, Crites said: “As you’re going through life you have to enjoy what you’re doing, no matter what obstacles may come your way, keep looking at what you enjoy doing, and work towards it.” “No man stands taller than when they stoop to help a child.”


When Brian Crites dons his Santa Claus suit he has big boots to fill. The father of five grown children, and grandfather to six, is following the footsteps of his father, George, a local legend who re- prised the role of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, not just during the holiday season, but all year round. George Crites carried on his role for 37 years, greeting children at stores and res-

taurants, handing out his official Santa Claus business card and maybe a small toy year round until he passed away in April 2011. “My dad was San- ta 365 days a year,” said Crites. “And now seeing myself in this role, it’s like déjà vu.” “Before my dad’s

“He loved to see the looks in children’s faces, and he made people believe again in Christmas and its true meaning.”

passing, I consid- ered this my dad’s role. My dad always believed in the little things that bring joy in life.” “He loved to see the looks in children’s faces, and he made people believe again in Christmas and its true meaning.” Christmas was a big thing for George, and Brian recalls the Domtar parties, and the mi- litia parties that his dad set up. George had a special magic as Santa and it was evident in the many causes to which he contributed. Over the years George lived in, and trav- elled to many places, while he maintained a summer home here in Cornwall. While he lived in Bracebridge, Ont. he was the star attraction at Santa’s Village Family Entertainment Park. People from all over the world came to see him. On one occasion a car manufacturer opened up the Christmas village to 1,800 children to visit him, and he loved every minute of

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Brian Crites, who recently inherited his late father’s role of Santa Claus, is pictured with Mrs. Claus, his wife Donna.

it. Later on he made some appearances at the Bramlea City Centre, in Brampton, and also spent time with the Tender Wishes Foundation in Niagara Falls for about eight years, and he was the guest of honour in Cornwall’s Santa Claus parade for a number of years. The elder Crites had his share of interest- ing moments as Santa, Brian said. Often children would ask him if his beard was real. With one tug and they would realized it was

in fact real. Children would also routinely ask him the age of his famous reindeer Rudolph, and the age of his elves. Brian is now carrying on his father’s leg- acy. He has been the star attraction at the past two Santa Claus parades in Cornwall, the guest of honour at Christmas breakfasts in town, and was an auspicious visitor at the downtown Christmas tree lighting ceremo- ny at Pommier Court. “The children love it, especially my grand-

City names Sarah Robichaud second medical scholarship recipient Local resident and medical student Sarah Robichaud will be the second recipient of the city of Cornwall’s medical scholarship. Cornwall city council approved the se- lection of Robichaud at its regular council meeting last Monday. nouncement on behalf of city council,” said Mayor Kilger. “Bringing physicians to the city is important to the well-being of all of our citizens and by awarding the scholar- ship to Ms. Robichaud, we are helping to ensure the community will be well served by medical professionals.” ent of numerous academic awards, includ- ing the Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students in 2007. She is a graduate of École secondaire catholique La Citadelle, where she was rec- ognized for her academic and non-academ- ic leadership qualities. named the first recipient of the medical scholarship. Carter is continuing with her studies at the University of Ottawa.

The medical scholarship was created from a recommendation made by the Mayor’s Task Force for Medical Recruitment. Its pur- pose is to provide funding opportunities in support of students from Cornwall and S, D & G who have been accepted into or are currently studyingmedicine at a recognized Canadian university leading to certification in Family Medicine.

Robichaud will receive the academic scholarship of $25,000 per academic year, worth in total $150,000. The selection was made by a special Committee primarily formed of local medical professionals. “I am pleased and proud to make this an-

Robichaud is an Honours BA graduate of the University of Ottawa, and is in year one of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine. She is fluently bilingual, and is the recipi-

Once she has completed her family medi- cine studies and earns her College of Physi- cians & Surgeons certification, Robichaud will establish a full-time family practice in Cornwall. In 2009, Vanessa Carter was


Colts stymied by stingy Nepean Raiders


The Cornwall River Kings have dealt goal- tender Maxime Daigneault to the North American Hockey League’s Jonquiere for the rights to tough guy Tyler Howe. The 6’4”, 220-lb Howe, who has been playing for Cape Cod in the Federal Hock- ey League this season after a stint in the Southern Professional Hockey League with Augusta last year, is expected to join the River Kings soon. River Kings Head Coach Al Wagar said the stellar play of Loic Lacasse between the pipes for the River Kings allowed the team to move Daigneault to fill some holes on the team. The three members of the Cornwall River Kings headed to the first ever LNAH All-Star game are goaltender Loic Lacasse and de- fenceman Sasha Pokulok and forward Nich- olas Corbeil. Lacasse collected the most fan votes on the River Kings list followed by Poku- lok. Other eligible players included Eric Meloche, Pierre-Luc Faubert, Mathieu Cu- radeau and Nicholas Segouin. After scoring 13 goals in two games, the Cornwall Colts saw their offensive output fizzle to just one goal against the Nepean Raiders on Sunday afternoon. Roman Ammirato was the sole goal scorer for the Colts in a 5-1 loss to the Raiders at the Nepean Sportsplex. The power play was the difference for the Raiders, who scored three out of four tries with the man advantage. The Colts had a difficult time solving Ne- pean’s Ryan Mulder, who turned away 31 of 32 shots sent his direction. James Edward- son took a rare loss in between the pipe, turning away 24 of 28 Nepean shots. Jordan Piccolino faced two shots and allowed one goal in 6:12 of action. It is the second consecutive loss for the Colts – they fell 6-5 in the shootout to Brockville Friday night – after shellacking the Kanata Stallions 8-4 in Cornwall on Thursday night. The Colts erupted for four goals in the third period to overwhelm a game Stallions’ squad which kept pace with the Colts dur- ing the first 48 minutes of the game at the Ed Lumley Arena. The Colts led 1-0 after the first period and 4-3 after the second period. They went ahead 5-3 on a marker by Roman Ammirato early in the third, but the Stallions narrowed their lead to one goal again less than two minutes later. But three goals in just over two minutes

Photo Greg Kielec

Roman Ammirato drives to the net for the Cornwall Colts’first goal against the Kanata Stallions Thursday night in Cornwall. Mitch Zion (not pictured) was credited with the goal.

fromAndrewMing, Alexandre Gendron and Marly Quince with just over six minutes left to play put the Stallions away for good. Mitch Zion scored twice for the Cornwall Colts and Billy Ulrick racked up three points as the Colts rebounded from two consecu- tive losses to the Ottawa Junior Senators the previous weekend. In Brockville on Friday, the Colts took the lead 12:16 into the second period on a goal

from Mitch Zion, then regained the lead on a goal by Trent Durocher, just 1:30 after the Braves had drawn even again, but they couldn’t make the lead stand. Zach Todd notched a power play marker for the Braves 11:33 into the third to tie the game, then David Ferreira and Ben Blasko scored in the shootout to earn the victory. Ammirato scored the only Colts shootout goal after misses by Kevin Hope and Mi- A city of Cornwall employee and Red Cross volunteer has travelled to NewYork City to assist with the massive relief effort for vic- tims of Hurricane Sandy. Don Daugherty, a case manager in the so- cial services department, is among a group of 40 Canadian Red Cross volunteers who are working alongside thousands of other Red Cross workers from the U.S. and other countries. Daugherty is serving as an emergency trainer in which he provides daily orienta- tion sessions on the status of the storm relief efforts to volunteers serving in areas affected by the storm. Hurricane Sandy struck the United States in late October, devastating portions of the northeastern U.S. Tens of thousands of resi- dents remain out of their homes or without power. Damage estimates are in the range of $50 billion US. For Daugherty, the magnitude of the situ- ation hit home early on in his deployment when he visited Rockaway Point, an area that stood directly in Sandy’s path. “I couldn’t even believe the damage that I was seeing,” he said. “It’s like your brain re-

chael Pontarelli. Former Colts puckstopper Matt Jenkins earned the win with 25 saves on 30 shots for the Braves. Jordan Piccolino stopped 40 of 45 shots in a losing effort for the Colts. The Colts are back in action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ed Lumley Arena against the Braves. Follow @CornwallJournal on Twitter for live updates of Cornwall Colts home games. fuses to process the damage you’re seeing. It’s unbelievable.” Daugherty said the Sandy relief effort is the largest one he’s been involved with dur- ing his 10-plus years of work with the Red Cross. “It has been a huge response with fantas- tic co-operation between all agencies and community partners,” he added. Daugherty had the necessary training and experience which allowed him to re- spond quickly when the call for volunteers was issued. “It’s great that we are able to assist our U.S. neighbours and support our employee through this form of mutual aid between the Canadian and American Red Cross So- cieties,” said Debora Daigle, city manager of social and housing services. For Daugherty, responding to emergen- cies is nothing new. This past summer, he spent two weeks in Thunder Bay assisting with relief efforts following extensive flood- ing in the Northern Ontario community. “I just like to help people,” he said. “My parents always said ‘If you can help, help’.”

River Kings add some toughness, send three players to all-star game

Red Cross volunteer helps in New York

Two players from each team make up the All-Star team which will play the host Iso- thermic in Thetford Mines on Thursday, Dec. 6. The All-Star team coaches and the league selected eight more players to get the All- Star line-up to 20 players which included River Kings forward Nicholas Corbeil. The River Kings are coming off a big weekend during which they won both ends of a home-and-home series 5-3 against Trois-Riviere. The River Kings are tied with Thetford Mines for second place with 17 points, just three points behind first place Saguenay.They can take sole possession of second place with a road win over Thetford Mines Friday night.





2011 BMW 323i



Comes including, Convenience Group, cruise control, perimeter alarm, SYNC voice activated system for your bluetooth devices, MyFord Driver Tech with 6 speakers and much more. This previous daily rental has been well maintained. $15,789 44,447 kms loaded



Comes with a factory installed sunroof, black leather interior, low kilometers and is well equipped. This previous daily rental has been well maintained. $24,994 48,609 kms


23,701 km

14,089 kms

44,771 kms

25,037 kms

One owner vehicle. Comes fully loaded including, leather interior, heated front seats, SYNC voice activated system for bluetooth devices, Cargo Accessory Package, Canadian Touring Package, Driver’s Entry Package, 20” Chrome Clad Rims, reverse sensing system, reverse camera, MyFord Touch, Ambient Interior Lighting, and Sony Audio System with 12 speakers.

SE convenience group, cruise control, perimeter alarm, Sync voice activated system for your bluetooth devices, MyFord Driver’s Tech with 6 speakers. This vehicle gets excellent fuel economy. This previous daily rental has been well maintained.

One owner, local trade and purchased at our dealership new. Great fuel economy and low KM’s. Lots of options including a 6 speed automatic transmission, engine block heater, reverse sensing system and factory installed remote start system.

Come have a closer look at this 2011 Chevy Cruze LT named Car of the Year from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC’s). Very well equipped including USB and Bluetooth for your mobile devices. One of the most fuel efficient compact cars on the road today.







One owner vehicle purchased at our dealership and traded back to us. It is in excellent condition with tons of options. Ambient lighting, heated front seats, Sirius satellite radio, tilt/telescoping steering and Sync voice activated system for all your bluetooth needs. $14,995 37,315 kms

CONVERTIBLE - One owner, low kilometers 2011 V6 Mustang convertible. This mustang has the Interior upgrade package which includes, Sync for bluetooth devices, Shaker 500 audio system, Built in Sirius satellite radio. Leather interior with heated front seats. Also has an engine block heater, Security package (active anit-theft system, wheel locking kit), comfort group, convertible boot cover, rear video camera and satin black tape stripe. $26,994 14,948 kms



One owner, local trade, bought new at our dealership 2011 Ford Taurus SEL FWD. Fully loaded including Microsoft SYNC for all your bluetooth devices, reverse sensing system, 18 Aluminum rims, and heated front seats. Equipped with reverse sensors as well. $18,994 31,397 kms


16,020 kms

40,025 kms

21,593 kms

4 cyl model and gets excellent fuel economy. Inlcudes the Sport Appearance Package (Rear spoiler, Leather steering wheel with cruise control, 18 Aluminum Port Wheels 10 spoke), select shift with thumb switch, engine block heater, and SYNC voice activated system for your Bluetooth devices. This previous daily rental has been well maintained.

Comes fully equipped including SYNC voice activation system for all your Bluetooth devices, dual zone automatic temp control, multi contoured seat, rear view camera, leather interior with heated/cooled front seats, heated rear seats, and power moonroof. It also comes with the Limited Technology Package. This previous daily rental has been well maintained.

Fully loaded including backup camera, leather heated/cooled seats front seats, heated rear seats, 20” Rims, SYNC voice activated system for your bluetooth devies, Ambient Interior, Dual Auto Temp Control, Cargo Accessory Package (Rear bumper protector, cargo area protector), All weather mats, Class II trailer tow package, and more.



2010 FORD F150 XLT CREW 4X4

2010 DODGE RAM 1500 ST


2010 FORD F150 XL REG. CAB

CREW 4X4 - One owner local trade. Lot’s of options inlcuding cruise control, heavy duty vinyl seats, Mopar chrome running boards, built in Trailer Brake Controller and power everything. $25,994 21,521 kms

One owner, local trade and originally purchased at our dealership. This F150 is in Mint condition. Fully loaded including a 3.55 limited slip axle, full coverage rubber mats, SYNC voice activated system for your bluetooth devices, Class III trailer tow package, reverse sensing system and the XTR Package (Chrome step bar, power signal heated mirrors, fog lamps 18” chrome clad wheels and keyless entry key pad). Also has a Ford quad folding hard tonneau cover and rain guards. $26,997 43,988 kms



4x2 - One owner, great condition. Vehicle is equipped with the 4.6L V8 engine, Sync voice activated system for Bluetooth devices, cruise control, vinyl floor, Class III trailer tow package, and matching rear cap. $16,494 66,231 kms


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69,875 kms

71,973 kms

One owner, local trade. This vehicle is fully loaded. Comes equipped with Dual Automatic Climate Control, Cargo Management System, SYNC voice activated system for Bluetooth devices, Reverse Sensing, Panoramic Roof, 20’ Chrome Rims, Custom Edge Rubber Mats and Ambient Interior Lighting.

One owner, lease return, fully loaded including the Lariat Chrome Package, power moonroof, Sony Navigation System, Tailgate Step, 20” Chrome clad wheels, rearview camera, leather heated front seats and much more.

One owner, purchased and serviced at our dealership, 7 passenger, AWD. This Lincoln MKT is fully loaded including Leather interior, heated/ cooled front seats, heated rear seats, 8” touch screen, SYNC for bluetooth devices, 20” polished Aluminum wheels, hidden Class III trailer tow package power tilt/telescoping steering and much more.





One owner, local trade vehicle. Comes equipped with the 4.6L V8 engine, 3.73 limited slip axle, trailer towing package, power heated signal manual telescoping mirrors for better towing visibility and trailer brake controller. $16,999 47,625 kms



Convertible - This V6 Mustang Convertible is fully loaded including heated leather front seats, Shaker 500 6 disk audio system, Sirius satellite radio built in and has the V6 Pony package. $15,995 37,951 kms



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1500 HD LS TRUCK CREW CAB One owner vehicle with only 107,000kms this truck will last for years to come. Fully loaded including power everything, Class III trailer tow package, matching rear cap, and trailer tow mirrors.

One owner truck is well maintained and has very low mileage. It has the V6 engine with the 3.55 Limited Slip Axle, privacy glass, cruise control, tilt steering and air condition.

One owner local trade. Purchased from our dealership. Leather interior with heated/cooled front seats, heated rear seats, SYNC voice activated system for bluetooth devices, power liftgate, reverse sensing system, powerfold rear seats, dual automatic temp control, panoramic vista roof, and Class II Trailer Tow package.

Convertible - This sporty car has fun written all over it. Zoom-zoom. Manual Transmission.


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