The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 5, 1985 · 21
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Wednesday, June 5, 1985
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The Citizen, Ottawa, Wednesday, June 5, 1985, Page B3 pes HGighboihood What's happening in your neighborhood? We'd like you to let us know. Just phone The Citizen at 596-3720 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and ask for Neighborhood News. Or, you can write to Neighborhood News at The Citizen, 1101 Baxter Rd., Box 5020, K2C 3M4. Glenwood Park Sewer to be installed Aylmer is spending $295,000 this fall to install a sanitary sewer in Fraser Road beside the Ottawa River. City works director Michel Pineault said a sewer is needed because there's a danger a regional sewer could back up into the basements of residents who built connections to it. Pineault said the Outaouais regional government gave permission for the connections even though the sewer could back up. Pineault said city council is to consider the project Monday and it must be approved by the regional government and the Quebec environment ministry. The project is to start in September. Pineault said the sewer will take three to four weeks to complete. Lakeview Roads to be paved Aylmer is to pave six gravel roads in Lakeview and Deschenes this fall for $262,000. The roads were constructed by the Quebec transport ministry when there was little money available locally for paved roads. The streets to be paved include Lynn, Spruce, Crescent North and Elm in Lakeview and Houle and Rosenes in Deschenes. The work will take about two weeks to complete. Pineview Jehovah's Witnesses plan church Jehovah's Witnesses from the Ottawa-Hull area and Montreal ' are planning to build a church at 1637 Cyrville Rd. during the first weekend in August. Church spokesman John Ostashek said volunteer workers will erect the church Aug. 3 and 4 on a vacant 2 2 -acre site. More space is needed because the Kingdom Hall used by four congregations at 150 Donald St. is overcrowded. About 450 people attend services in the building. He said the new building will include two auditoriums that can seat 150 people each. There will be a parking lot for 100 cars. The church will serve members in an area bounded by the Ottawa and Rideau rivers, the Queensway, St. Laurent Boulevard and Green Creek. About 1,000 people are expected to help build the church. Ostashek said work will start at about 7:30 a.m. Aug. 3 and the roof will be completed by noon. Interior finishing will be completed during the evening of Aug. 4 and the site will be cleaned up Aug. 5. Ostashek said construction can be completed within two days because the foundation will be laid before volunteers arrive and all .'.ie material needed will be on the site. He said a builder would charge $1 million to $1.5 million to build the church, but the congregation will pay only $500,000 for the land and materials. McKellar Beer store proposed Ottawa developer Barry Lithwick wants to construct and lease a one-storey building to Brewers' Retail in a shopping centre at 1855 Carling Ave. near Broadview. Lithwick said the building will cost $350,000-$400,000. He hopes Ottawa Council will approve, the project in June so construction can start in July. The store is expected to be completed by December. He said a beer store is needed in the area because the closest outlets are at Carlingwood and Hampton Park shopping centres, more than one kilometre away. Katimavik-Hazeldean Watch program urged Residents of the Gleneagles community in Katimavik-Hazeldean meet tonight to discuss a neighborhood watch program to protect residents from break-ins and vandalism. Organizer Angela Taylor said the 7:30 p.m. meeting is at Roger St. Denis School on Barrow Crescent. Taylor said the neighborhood watch program would cover about 90 rental and condominium townhouses at Kakulu Road and Barrow. Under neighborhood watch, residents would keep an eye on houses and report anything suspicious to the police. Police encourage participants to mark their valuables with driver's licence or social insurance numbers and improve locks to make their homes. Taylor said Gleneagles tenants have shown little interest in . neighborhood watch because they believed their landlords should install better door locks. She said people who believe the program means heavy responsibilities and frequent meetings are unaware neighborhood watch is something residents can easily do to protect themselves. f '' 1 '.i V """'"' if J'T- Drew Gragg, Citizen Retiring the principal: Students at Woodroffe High School on Georgina Avenue insisted popular principal Bill McCarthy, 57, arrive at school for his retirement celebrations Tuesday in a chauffeur-driven Bentley. McCarthy, who has been Woo-droffe's principal since 1979 and with the board since 1958, his wife Lorna and their granddaughter, Erin Downie, 6, were greeted at the school by about 800 students. Carlington Housing co-op urged Carlington senior citizens want a housing co-operative at a former Larose Avenue school despite opposition from the local community association, says co-operative president Rhoda Abbey. Abbey says a petition she circulated among senior citizens who use Alexander Community Centre on Silver Street shows older residents of the neighborhood want the Andy Andras co-operative because they may eventually need non-profit housing. The Carlington Homeowners Association has opposed the 43-unit development at the former St. Louis Separate School because a 1983 neighborhood study recommended single-family housing in the community. The association fears the project will lower the value of housing and increase traffic in the neighborhood. Peter Trotscha, a spokesman for the Ottawa Federation of Housing Co-operatives, said the co-op will be an asset to the neighborhood and the two-storey apartment buildings planned on both sides of the school won't be higher than surrounding buildings. Abbey said there is a need for senior citizen housing throughout the area and Carlington is an ideal location because it has good bus service and shopping and recreation centres are nearby. Trotscha said construction of the $2.1-million co-operative could start in August or September if Ottawa Council approves it in July. Elmvale Acres Stop signs to be erected : The Regional Municipality of Ottawa Carleton is putting up stop signs on Saunderson Drive at Wingate Drive. The signs will face northbound and southbound traffic on Saunderson Drive. . Stop signs on Saunderson at Chapman Boulevard will be removed. CSSB to expa nd junior high school By Janice Middleton Citizen staff writer The Carleton Separate School Board decided Tuesday to add Grade 11 to junior high schools in the next school year. But to the satisfaction of about 100 parents at the meeting, the board agreed to examine in detail its plan to mix junior and senior grades before making any permanent decision. The board wants to add grades 11, 12 and 13 to the junior high school system at the same time as the province phases in public financing for these grades. Grade 11 financing is to begin in the 1985-86 school year and financing is to be extended for the remaining two grades one year at a time after that. Catholic schools are now given public money only to Grade 10. Parents had been opposed to combining the senior grades with the junior high schools, which cover grades 7-10. Controversy over whether mature teenagers and young adolescents should go to school together has been raging within the CSSB since former premier William Davis announced the extension of public financing to separate schools a year ago. On Tuesday the board made its decision after more than a dozen ratepayers, spokesmen for schools' parents' committees and individual parents, made their arguments on combined high schools. The majority favored combining the high schools in September because they said it was too late in the year to do anything else. With the elementary schools already crowded and the millions of dollars spent to enlarge the junior high schools there is really no alternative, they said. But, most also argued for further study before making the combined grades a permanent solution. In response to the parents' concerns, the board passed a motion to establish a committee to examine alternatives to putting grades 7 through 13 together, with grades 7 and 8 in a separate wing. Trustees agreed with parents that consideration must be given to the possibility of adding grades 7 and 8 to elementary schools, or returning to separate junior high schools. Meanwhile, the board has passed a motion to ensure that teachers be advised to be extra vigilant this fall in helping young pupils adjust during the transition period. Also, the board will establish separate buses for grades 7 and 8 students in communities where busing has been a concern. Crime hotline credited with 75 arrests By Ian MacLeod Citizen staff writer Ottawa's three-month-old Crime Stoppers program is making itself felt in the local crime scene. The community-run program, which pays rewards of up to $1,000 for anonymous tips that lead to arrests in unsolved crimes, is now credited with 75 arrests and more than $84,000 in recovered stolen property and seized narcotics since it began March 4. . And so far it's only cost $2,625 in rewards collected from private and corporate donors around the region. The program's best month to date was May, when police arrested 35 people and recovered more than $53,000 in stolen property and drugs. Five of the arrests were made in Nepean after Ottawa police passed on tips about thefts, break-ins and drug deals. But the bulk of May's success came from an anonymous tip which produced a police crackdown on a major house break-in ring operating in Ottawa, Nepean and Hull. Over a two-week period ending Tuesday, police arrested 30 people and recovered $60,000 in stolen property. Five of the arrests and $7,000 worth of recovered property occurred earlier this month and have not been included in the program's May statistics, released this week. A reward for the break-in ring tip is expected to be approved by the program's 15-member civilian board of directors June 19. "That's probably going to be our biggest success for some time," says Crime Stoppers' co-or-dinator Const. Paul Roy. 1 ' , - I " f " A. -x v ; V - . ! ' - i v V f - ' " 'if . j - I 4 J .Sr,f - W I ." ' j v. 1 I , - ' f i -., ; A J! Pie in the face: Pam Ermuth, 9, left, and An-nika Pint, 9, took delight in sampling pizza pies Chris Mikula, Citizen they made during after-four program Tuesday at the Briargreen School on Parkfield Crescent. Sentencing delayed for thief dying of cancer By Jack Aubry Citizen staff writer Citing humanitarian reasons, a Hull provincial court judge decided Tuesday to wait until October to sentence a 20-year-old cancer victim who has only three to six months to live. After Stephane Rice of Hull pleaded guilty to several charges of break and enter and theft, Judge Jules Barriere delayed his sentencing until Oct. 7. But he told Rice, who is suffering from abdominal cancer, if he committed any more crimes, he would not hesitate to sentence him to a jail term. "I thought about this for a long time and I don't.hide the humanitarian side of your case. But I assure you that if you return (to court before October), I will have no alternative but to send you to jail." Barriere told Rice that he should live his last days in an "honorable way" and not break the law "so that society doesn't remember you in a negative way." However, if his condition deteriorated further, the judge said, it was less likely that he would be imprisoned. "You're in a funny position," he said. A medical report presented to the court said there was only a minimal chance of Rice's condition improving. Rice is already serving a 10-month sentence for various break-ins. He is to be released June 30. His latest covictions are for breaking into a Jolicoeur Road house in Hull, Oct. 3, 1984, and stealing $1,618 worth of possessions while on special leave from jail. He also broke into a house on Labine Street, in Hull, on Jan. 26 after being released from jail on probation. Finally, Rice escaped while undergoing treatment at the Ottawa Civic Hospital May 10 and stole a parking lot pass worth $200 before being captured. Jacques Gagnon, Rice's lawyer, had argued that his client be released from prison June 30 so he wouldn't have to die in jail. But Crown Attorney Gerald Larocque said Rice should be given a two-year sentence because he is dangerous to the community. Larocque said Rice had told a probation officer that he would continue to steal because he had nothing to lose. Accused talked of insurance: witness Citizen staff A witness in a murder trial stuck to her story Tuesday that she heard the wife of the victim talking about a $l-million insurance policy. Karen Snider, 20, repeated over and over, "I know what I heard." Snider testified she had not told police investigating the stabbing of Paul Turpin, a 26-year-old life insurance agent, about the conversation with Sharon Turpin and two other tenants in the Gloucester townhouse where the killing occurred on Feb. 8, 1983. Turpin, 26, Latif Siddiqui, 24, and Whitley Clauzel, 23, have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. It has been established in previous evidence that the accused, Turpin, was the beneficiary of no insurance. Her children had been named the beneficiaries of two policies, with the deceased's father named as the trustee. The insurance totalled about $150,000. Snider and a previous witness, Mary Ann Renko, 19, have both testified that Turpin was aware she was not the beneficiary before the killing. Snider "also admitted that she hadn't said before that she saw Siddiqui and Clauzel with knives before the killing. She said she hadn't remembered the incidents when she gave police her statements or at the preliminary hearing in April, 1983. The trial continues today. Bells Corners fitness club closes its doors By Bob Marleau Citizen staff writer The June Wilkinson's Aerobic Workout club in Bells Corners closed Tuesday for financial reasons without any advance notice to its 282 members and 10 instructors. But three other independently-owned June Wilkinson clubs in the Ottawa area came to the rescue of the west-end members. The three clubs worked out a deal with Racquet Power to honor memberships at its west-end clubs on Morrison Drive and Richardson Sideroad in Ka-nata at no extra cost. The memberships at the Bells Corners club on Stafford Road will also continue to be honored at " the June Wilkinson clubs in Orleans on St. Joseph Boulevard, at Hog's Back on Meadowlands Drive and at the Belfast Road club, said Madeleine Whetstone, owner of the Orleans club. Whetstone said the three clubs, owned individally by three persons, decided to come to the rescue of the Bells Corners members to protect the image of their clubs as well as to help the stranded members. Wendy Hackl, a 29-year-old part-time aerobic instructor at the Bells Corners club, said late Tuesday owner Nora Thompson never told anyone about the impending closure. While there was an indication of financial problems Friday when the Bells Corners employees did not receive their pay on schedule, Hackl said the owner explained the late pay cheques as simply a mix-up in the night deposit. Memberships at the club ranged from $45 for 10 lessons to $225 for a year's membership. Whetstone said the Bells Corners club owed $18,000 in rent. The two Racquet Power clubs which offer aerobic classes are Queensview Racquet Club on Morrison Drive and the Thunderbird Tennis Club, in Kanata. More delays face motorists going to airport Add one more inconvenience to your trip to the Ottawa International Airport. For the next four weeks, motorists on a section of the Airport Parkway will be forced into one lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, said Gary Shannon, super-intendant of airport operations. One lane is being closed while workers repair an airplane taxi-way that crosses over the parkway a quarter of a mile north of the airport terminal. The 22-metre-wide taxiway is used by planes to taxi from a runway to department of national defence and National Research Council buildings on the airport grounds. The project, which is expected to be finished by July 5, involves sandblasting, repairing cracks and paving the taxiway, said Shannon. Motorists are being warned their drive to and from the airport will take an extra 15 to 30 minutes during these periods because of the lane closure. Since May 20, motorists leaving the airport have been detoured onto Alert Road to allow almost $1 million in repairs on two Airport Parkway sections near Walkely and Brookfield roads.

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