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The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • 32

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THE OTTAWA CITIZEN MONDAY, JULY 5, 2004 rrn EGAN: HOT FISHING SPOTS WERE GUARDED CITY RGA Golf Tournament Friday July 9, 2004 Outaouais Golf Club (Rockland) Golf package including cart, game, breakfast and lunch: Foursome 150 RGA members 165 Future members Lunch only 'Plus GST Schedule: Registration and breakfast 6:45 am Shot gun 8:00 am Lunch 1:00 pm Prizes and auction 2:00 pm F4nd 3:30 pm days. It is to wonder whether Champlain's hands grew further and further apart as he retold that one to royal French cour-tisans. The early guides used the simplest of equipment The boats were double-ended wooden skiffs and had at least one comfortable seat for the client Hand-lines were first used before fishing poles and reels were common. The customers were invariably American, usually rich, and quite often connected through big companies like Eastman-Kodak in Rochester, New York. "It used to irk you a bit when you made $12 a day and you know that the guy that you're rowing around is worth millions of dollars," said guide AI Brown.

The guides were good conservationists, Mr. Bebee found, and did not really approve of "the bragging pole" a long branch laden at day's end with more big fish than anyone could possibly eat. Nor was it lucrative or full-time work. Guides had other work in the winter or took to the water only around their full-time jobs in Kingston. "You had to be good company," says Mr.

Bebee, in describing the attributes of a good fishing guide. "Part-bartender, part-psychologist but you didn't want to be running off at the mouth." Guides jealously guarded their hot fishing spots. The author tells the story of one guide, Clint Fleming, who would use a special pole to dig out hollows under flooded stumps in the spring. The holes would make natural hideouts for bass. The guide would later amaze clients by saying try casting over there' and have them land a keeper.

The book also delves into the area's social history. There is, for instance, the effort by the federal government to have Canadians eat muskrat during the Second World War when regular cuts of meat were rationed. Mr. Bebee reports that muskrat was indeed consumed in the lakes country, as was beaver, though the rat was sometimes advertised as marsh hare or marsh rabbit Technology and progress changed everything for guides, who numbered well over 200 throughout the 20th-century. Boats became lighter, trailering got easy, motors were common and, pretty soon fishing was solely a recreation, with guides no longer a necessity.

The Friends of the Rideau published 100 copies of the book, which is available on-line (www.rideaufriends.com), or through their office (283-5810). Retail outlets in Ottawa are now being lined up. The last word in the book goes to the wonderfully-named Pep Burt. "One thing I'll say about the guides that I knew from back then: They drank, they chewed tobacco, and weren't careful about where they spit but they were real pioneers. They were, ohh, one of a kind one of a kind All gone now." Contact KEliy EGAN at 726-5896 or by e-mail, keganthecitizen.canvestcom mmm Continued from PAGE Dl Mr.

Curry is one of the memorable characters in a new book, Pathfinders: The Guides of The Rideau, by retired Ottawa resident Ed Bebee. The book is an undertaking of Friends of the Rideau and an extension of Mr. Bebee's lifelong attachment to fishing. Now 67 and retired from Bell Canada, he is a charter member of the Ottawa Fishing Club and has fond childhood memories of growing up on the shores of Loughborough Lake, near Battersea, in the lower section of the Ottawa-; Kingston corridor. Mr.

Bebee said he used to run into old fishing guides at the meetings of the Friends, of which he is a longtime member. "You know, someone should write this down, we're all dying off," was on oft-repeated remark. Last November, he began the re- search with Don Warren, a retired Kingston educator and a wealth of information about old-time guides on the Rideau. He offered up many other names who, in turn, put Mr. Bebee in touch with many other former guides.

Over the course of the winter, he spoke to between 20 and 30 oldtimers, tape-recording the conversations. The result is a book that is part-oral history, part documentary. "I tried to make it light-hearted," says Mr. Bebee. "It's not an academic exercise." The first guided visitor on the Rideau system may very well have been Samuel de Champlain in 1615.

He reported that, in the company of Hurons, he travelled up the Rideau to a lake inland from Lake Ontario. There he found swans, white cranes, wild geese, ducks, teaL larks "of which I killed a great number" and further along, pike of "immense size" and he went on to mention 120 deer taken in 38 Registration: (613) 744-3037 www.rga.ca Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton KG A fttGRouK mrnr ors am whim; Information Ottawa. ca 580-2400 mmi Personal and Business Bankruptcies 343 O'Connor St. 01 culu Ottawa Proposals to Creditors LET US HELP YOU FIND A NEW BEGINNING Serving Individuals Businesses in Eastern Ontario for over 50 Years For Free Consultation Call 236-91 1 1 www.macleod.ca Fire: Got into the roof Continued from PAGE Dl Terms of Reference North-South Corridor LRT Project (Rideau Centre to Barrhaven Town Centre) Environmental Assessment Study As part of the environmental assessment process for the North-South Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project (Rideau Centre to Barrhaven Town Centre), the City of Ottawa is submitting the Terms of Reference (ToR) to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) for formal review as required under the provincial Environmental Assessment Act. If approved, the ToR will serve as a benchmark for the preparation and review of the environmental assessment document for this undertaking.

You may review the ToR during normal hours of operation at the following locations: City of Ottawa Client Service Centres Kanata Client Service Centre. 80 Terry Fox Drive, Ottawa ON K2L 4C2 Ben Franklin Place Client Service Centre, I0l Ccntrcpointc Drive, Nepcan ON, K2G 5K7 Orleans Client Service Centre, 255 Centrum Boulevard, Suite 1 00, Ottawa ON K1E3V8 Kinbura Client Service Centre, 5670 Carp Road, Kinburn ON K0A 2H0 North Cower Client Service Centre, 2 1 55 Roger Stevens Drive, North Gower ON K0A 2T0 Metcalfe Client Service Centre, 8243 Victoria Street, Metcalfe ON KOA 2P0 City Hall Client Service Centre 1 1 0 Lauricr Avenue West, Ottawa ON KIP IJ I Ottawa Public Libraries to everyone who participated in the 3rd annual iuucuici, uui yuiicib, dJUiiouio, (Jiiic uuiiuio, "SSSJ Kim Ayotte, chief of special operations with the fire department, said once the fire got into the roof it spread quickly and was very difficult to put out The spaces between roof and ceiling provide "little hiding places for the fire," he said. "It gets trapped in there." Newer buildings, built since a new fire code came into effect in the 1980s, are required to have more extensive fire walls to prevent fire spreading from one store to the next, he said. Roger Crete, 81, surveying the scene yesterday, said he was the plaza's first tenant in 1958, when he opened the dry cleaning business he operated for decades until he retired. Mr.

Crete said a few years after the plaza opened there was a fire and smoke spread from one store to the next through the roof. Once yesterday's fire took hold, westerly winds blanketed the surrounding neighbourhood in acrid black smoke, and about 60 residents of an apartment building behind the mini-mall on Carmen Street were ordered to leave the building for part of the day. A crew of volunteers from the Canadian Red Cross personal disaster assistance program opened the nearby Bernard Grandmaitre Arena to provide shelter from the hot sun for the evacuees, and also served food and water to fire crews and displaced residents. Throughout the afternoon, neigh- bours sat in lawn chairs and lined police barricades, watching as cranes tore down the charred structure and fire crews hosed down the flames that con-tinued to lick at the twisted wreckage. volunteers dinner guests helped to raise over JvV -r li Ottawa 1 MM Mull OVART1S Alta Vista Branch, 25 1 6 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON I 7T I Blossom Park Branch, 2950 Bank Street, Ottawa ON KIT INS Greely Branch, 7008 Parkway Road, Ottawa ON K4P I A7 Manotick Branch, 5499 South River Drive, Ottawa ON K4M A4 Nepean Centrepointe Branch, I0I Ccntrcpointc Drive, Ottawa ON K2G 5K7 Rideau Branch, 377 Rideau Street, Ottawa ON KIN 5Y6 Rosemount Branch, 1 8 Rosemount Avenue, Ottawa ON I I P4 Ruth E.

Dickinson Branch, I00 Malvern Drive, Ottawa ON K2J 2G5 Sunnyside Branch. I049 Bank Street, Ottawa ON KIS 3W9 College University Libraries University of Ottawa Library, Morisscl Hall, 65 University Private, Ottawa ON I 6N5 Carleton University Library, 1 1 25 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa ON KIS 5B6 Algonquin College Library, 1 385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa ON K2G I V8 Ministry of the Environment Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Assessment Approvals Branch 2 SL Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A, Toronto ON M4V I L5 Ministry of the Environment, Ottawa District Office, 2435 Holly Lane, Ottawa ON KIV7P2 Your written comments regarding the ToR must be received by August 6. 2004. All comments should be submitted to: Mr. Michael Harrison, Project Officer, Ministry of the Environment Environmental Assessment Approvals Branch 2 St.

Clair Avenue West, Floor 1 2A, Toronto, ON M4V IL5 Phone (416)314-8221 A copy of all comments will be forwarded to the proponent. Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and can be released, if requested, to any This ad first appeared July 5, 2004. OTTAWA ATHLETIC CLUB Presents the jffnd Annual HEART INSTITUTE Shriners: Level playing field Continued from PAGE Dl UXlulAEUL IZZttzy fcly 10, 2004 8:30 ssi Start ZzzzX rcsech Lsie Park, Quebec N'v, Age and Relay Category Cash awards and draw prizes Post race brunch Registration Forms Available at Ottawa Athletic Hub, Pecco's, Sports 4, Running Room, Tommy Lefebvre Online at: www.sportstats.ca E-mail: Osaottawaa0ileticclub.coni Race Coordinator: Lisa Refausse, (613) 523-4024, 235 OTTAWA I Ottawa Tunis Shriner John Ruffo, 'who was in Colorado with the Ottawa "delegation, said being able to present more specifics to the Shriners such as transportation, medical service and -research availability gave Ottawa something to work with. The delegation also said the land, which is beside the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, would be donated. Knowing what the Shriners are looking for, Ottawa can "do a pretty good job on it and hopefully be successful," Mr.

Ruffo said. "Now we feel we're on a level playing field with London and Montreal. We're feeling a lot better than we did before we made the presentation," he said. The delegation was able to "present Ottawa's case as a viable option" and be considered seriously, which they hadn't been able to do in the past, he added. '1 Although the recommendation is not I yet official, Mr.

Ruffo said, "I feel com- fortable it will pass." Mr. Hume reinforced the delegation's support for Montreal's bid to keep the hospital there. "We're not here to fry and poach a hospital from Montreal," Mr. Hume said. WITH FILES FROM DANTENCER Kt Ot 4 Urtjirn WOO RuMiersWeb.com GOCmOS' OttawaJCitizin ROGERS' 22 OTTAWA Area Zone d'etude i It ii ATHLETIC iEEXJGEnGBKBS rivingC.

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