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Hockey legend to lie in state Friday - BlackburnNews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Friday. In lieu of flowers, contributions are being sought to support the Ted Lindsay Foundation.
Lindsay was born in 1925 in Renfrew, Ontario and played junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals, winning the 1944 Memorial Cup. He soon signed with the Red Wings, where he would eventually join Gordie Howe and Sid Abel as part of the famed Production Line, feared by opponents throughout the 1950s. Nicknamed “Terrible Ted” and hated by opposing fans for his tough, aggressive style of play, he compiled 1,808 penalty minutes. Lindsay scored goals over 17 seasons, 14 with Detroit and three with the Chicago Blackhawks.
He won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer in 1950 and had his name engraved on the Stanley Cup four times. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966.
During his career, Lindsay became involved in an effort to form an NHL player’s association, to ensure higher salaries and a pension plan. The movement had widespread support from players but was opposed by team owners and general managers like Detroit’s Jack Adams, who stripped Lindsay of his captaincy and traded him to struggling Chicago. For his original efforts, the NHL renamed their Lester Pearson Award after Lindsay. A 1995 TV film, Net Worth, chronicled Lindsay’s activism.
Lindsay later worked as a TV commentator, doing play-by-play on local television for the New York Rangers, then analysis for NBC. He was the centre of one of the few bright spots of the so-called “Dead Wings” era of the 1970s and early 1980s. He became the Wings’ general manager in 1977, and the following season Detroit made the playoffs for the first time since 1969. He also served as head coach of the Wings at the start of the 1980-81 season.
The NHL is also joining the Red Wings in tribute to Lindsay. For games played through Sunday, all 31 NHL arenas will display Lindsay’s #7 on their arena boards.
From March 7th through March 10th, rink boards in all 31 NHL arenas will feature this tribute to Ted Lindsay in honor of his incredible career, trailblazing spirit and love of the game. #RIP7 @NHLPA @TedLindsay07 pic.twitter.com/YFMffwxKxw
- NHL (@NHL) March 6, 2019
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Seven unlicensed cannabis dispensaries quickly open in Pikwàkanagàn, population 450 - Ottawa CitizenSaturday, March 02, 2019
That created another wrinkle for him as a business owner and he had to finance the construction on his own.Bernard said most of his customers come from Petawawa, Pembroke, Eganville, Killaloe and Renfrew, although some come from as far away as Ottawa. He believes there is room for even more cannabis businesses in Pikwàkanagàn.But he admits that there's also a level of risk."It's scary when you know you can be shut down," he said.The ground zero of cannabis in Ontario is Tyendinaga, near Belleville, which is reportedly home to at least 50 dispensaries. The Tyendinaga Mohwak Council has held a series of meetings to discuss cannabis operations and decided to adopt interim regulations governing recreational cannabis, saying that the community wanted its rights and interests in the benefits of cannabis respected while protecting the community. A final regulatory regime is to be presented and ratified by April.Alderville First Nation on Rice Lake near Cobourg has developed its own "cannabis model," which includes standards for youth protection, health and safety, labelling and a complaints process. Last month, it presented a proposal for an ombudsperson to provide an impartial process for complaints about cannabis businesses from members of the community or the general public.Besides the employment and economic spinoffs, the members of the Pikwàkanagàn Cannabis Business Association say they have already contributed to the local food bank, sponsored needy families and helped to pay for funerals."We're not talking about a shady market of shady people," said Bernard. "We want to build a hospice centre. We want to give back."Are there dangers to the community? Illicit opiates are already being sold in the community, said Bernard. "If you're looking at what will destroy families, there should be more of a focus on opiates."Jay Greenwood, who operates Green Grass Oasis in a space that used to be his garage, said there would be more of a danger to Pikwàkanagàn if it were known as "poverty central" instead of gaining a reputation as "pot central."The association is looking for a band council resolution, the equivalent of a bylaw. But that hasn't happened yet.Chief Kirby Whiteduck did not respond to a request for an interview. But others who live in the area have been critical of the proliferation of dispensaries.Michael Ilgert, who lives about two kilometres from Pikwàkanagàn, said he objects to seven dispensaries opening nearby without any political or police reaction."The rules should be applied equally. Even the city of Toronto could only get five licences," he said.ALSO IN THE NEWS:Judge assures disabled romance fraud victim he's ‘not a fool'Twenty-one-year-old former Carleton U student pleads guilty to possession of child pornWest Carleton warriors advance to finals for a chance to win $100,000 for charity
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Norman Sulpher - The Morrisburg LeaderWednesday, August 02, 2017
Dunbar for the past 39 years, Norman Sulpher passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 25, 2017, following a lengthy illness. He was 83.Norm was born in Renfrew on April 7, 1934, to his parents Felix and Anastasia Sulpher (nee Lapenski). He was one of 13 children.He spent time working at construction while attending high school. He spent time doing renovations and built a two-car garage with a workshop. Norms first management appointment was Morrisburg. He was transferred to Kingston where he opened a new branch at Bath and Gardiners Road. He went on to Bancroft, then the district office at the St. Laurent and Cyrville Branch in Ottawa.Norm was chosen to head the mortgage department for Eastern Ontario. Moving to head office in Toronto was not an option as he did not want to disrupt his family life. Therefore, he graciously declined the post and retired out of Chesterville, Ontario.Boating, fishing and reading were his favourites things to do. He enjoyed them so much, a cottage was purchased when Norm retired. Norm had many great qualities; a good sense of humour, a great smile, he was compassionate, loving, caring and a true friend. Travelling was a big part of hi...
Recounting Paul Martin's early days in Pembroke - Pembroke Daily ObserverFriday, June 02, 2017
Ottawa River.“The serene beauty of the Ottawa has stayed with me,” Martin wrote in his 1983 biography “A Very Public Life.” “From our verandah, I could see it beyond the hill on Renfrew Street; and when I worked in the town's lumberyards during summer holidays, the river was close at hand during each eleven-hour day. As the Canadian Pacific Railway's noon train wound its way westwards, I often gazed at it from the top of a lumber pile, watching it pass along the river's bank in the town's outer reaches. In my youth, I sat many times on Pembroke's old wharf, glorying in the ancient Laurentians beyond Chapeau.”The family grew with the birth of Paul's brother, Emile, in 1906 and a set of twin sisters, Lucille and Marie, three years later. Another sister, Aline, and yet another set of twin girls, Anita and Claire, came later. The family suffered hardship when the Great Fire of 1908 severely damaged Isidore's store forcing him to close the business. Joseph went to work for J.B. Kemp in the town's east end.In 1907, young Paul contracted spinal meningitis. While doctors tried to cure him of this common childhood affliction, Lumina turned to her faith. Bishop Lorrain frequently visited the home to pray with her. Eventually he recovered but had difficulty walking for a time. Until he regained the use of his legs, Paul was pulled around in a small wagon by his father and brother. However, the sickness would leave Paul with a partially blinded left eye and weakened left arm.Due to his mother's influence, Paul became religiously devoted. During Lent, he and his siblings pledged not to eat candy. At age six, Paul attended Pembroke Separate School on Isabella Street. Among his classmates were John Stoqua, Joe Giroux and Roy and Lloyd Ludgate. Paul would later admit in his biography to having a crush on his classmate, Vera Chaput. However, his love of literature was inspired by the town's librarian, Miss Alma Beatty (years later, 82-year-old Alma, a staunch Conservative, would lecture Paul about the importance of old-age pensions when he was the minister of national health).“I had never seen a bigger or more wonderful room, although when I think of it now I realize that it was quite small,” Martin later wrote in his biography about the first time he entered Pembroke's new Carnegie library. “Alma Beatty helped open my eyes to the world around me.”Over the winter, his father flooded the backyard to create a skating rink for the kids. One of their neighbours was future NHL hall-of-famer Frank Nighbor who gave Paul t...
Sports Briefs: Win for Nationals - Standard FreeholderThursday, January 19, 2017
At home, the Glens lost to the Ottawa Canadians. Josh Peladeau had the lone goal.• The Winchester Hawks lost to the worst team in the league, 4-1 to the Timberwolves in Renfrew.Franco Gagnon had the lone goal for the Hawks.Hosting Casselman, the Hawks lost 3-2 in a shootout. Gagnon and Christophe Lemay scored nine seconds apart in the third period to tie the game 2-2.Samuel Gosselin and Isaac Barr scored in regulation for the Vikings.
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Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. There will be no funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.Cecile was born on November 14, 1933 in Cornwall, Ontario, the daughter of Claude and Bertha (Belanger) Villeneuve. She married Joseph Maugeri Jr. on February 21, 1958. He predeceased her on April 19, 1972. She later married Ivan Briggs on June 20, 1975. He predeceased her in June 2001.She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and spending time on social media.She is survived by her son Joseph Maugeri III and his wife Becky of Clayville, NY; three grandchildren, Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew Maugeri; a brother, Cyril and wife Sylvia Villeneuve and two sisters, Claudette Lefebvre and Bernadette Good as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Bernice Sequin and Marie Claire Payette.Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Memories and online condolences may be share with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com.
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BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, March 27, 2019
Brian enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid whitetail deer hunter, traveling throughout United States and Canada hunting with his grandson, Kurt. Brian was a USCG Charter Captain on Lake Ontario for 15 years. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Gail Krauss Muehlman; his mother and step father, Margaret (Rex) Smith of Wexford; daughter, Candi (Joe) Landles of Evans City; step daughter, Becky Flagler of Pittsburgh; siblings, Connie Federbusch, Laurie (Ron) Mahen, and Mark (Pam) Muehlman, all of Mercer; nine grandchildren, Kurt, Mariah, Rayna, Seth, Brandon, Riley, Connor, Liam, and Nico; and several nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Paul Muehlman and his brother in law, Oscar Federbusch. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Brian's memory may be made to the Steven King Foundation, 621 Street, Jetmore, KS 67854 or Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randalman, NC 27317. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh. com.
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Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, March 27, 2019
He was heartbroken after failing his medical, but an English teacher told him that people would pay him to write. So he enrolled in the first journalism degree course taught at University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1948 and joining the newsroom of the Chatham Daily News.There, he worked under Richard "Dic" Doyle, but moved to Kirkland Lake when the Thomson newspaper chain made him editor-in-chief of the Northern Daily News. His time there was brief, however, as his girlfriend, Joyce Gordon, issued him an ultimatum: Northern Ontario or me. He chose her: they married in September 1952.In the meantime, he joined the newsroom of the Globe and Mail, where his mentor Doyle had been working for a year.As a reporter with the Globe, Davey covered national and international affairs, including the Suez Canal crisis, the St. Lawrence Seaway project and the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program. During the 1957 federal election campaign, he recognized that Tory leader John Diefenbaker was gaining momentum and might actually win, and convinced his editors to allow him to stay with the Chief's campaign for 40 days.
Clark Davey, former publisher of the Montreal Gazette, displaying a mock-up of the paper's new Sunday edition in 1988.
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When Doyle became editor of the Globe in 1963, he chose Davey as his managing editor, and, according to Mills, the two raised the broadsheet's reputation from that of a local paper to a national one. Davey was managing editor for 15 years before joining the Vancouver Sun in 1978. He was publisher there until 1983, when he took over at the Gazette. He was publisher of the Citizen from 1989 to 1993. He was also president and chair of The Canadian Press, and co-founder and president of the Michener Awards Foundation that oversees the country's most prestigious journalism prize."He was the true journalist of journalists," says Kim Kierans, journalism professor at University of King's College in Halifax and Michener Foundation board member. "He told me when I last saw him in November, ‘If we're not providing the encouragement for journalism organizations and journalists within them to do the journalism that matters, then we're in trouble as a democracy.'"He was also a lovely man, smart and sparkling … with incredible enthusiasm for the business and its future."According to Mills, Davey, who in 2002 led a protest on the steps of the Ottawa Citizen after Mills was fired for running an editorial critical of then-prime minister Jean Chrétien, was known as tough and gruff, "but deep down he was a really kind and thoughtful person, and a very good friend who was always fair to people. But if you didn't know him, he could be intimidating."And although he called the shots on the job, it was Joyce who ruled the home roost. According to son Ric, his father only stopped the presses twice - once while at the Globe, when Joyce called him to report that she and Ric thought they had just seen a UFO."That was the kind of pull she had over him," says Ric.Clark Davey is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother Kenneth George; children Ric (Rita Celli), Kevin (Margaret) and Clark Jr. (...