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Quinte businesses don’t trust Ontario’s economic outlook By Steve Jessel

News – Belleville – While business confidence appears to be up in the Quinte region, area businesses still rank last in the province in confidence in Ontario’s economy, a new study has found. Emerging Stronger 2014 is a five-year business-driven economic agenda authored by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Mowat Centre and Leger Marketing that aims to facilitate economic growth and prosperity through clear and tangible action. Part of the study includes a survey of over 2,000 businesses across Canada, which were asked to rate their confidence in the Ontario economy and their confidence in their own business moving forward, among other things. While the Bay of Quinte region ranks last in provincial confidence, 77 per cent of regional businesses indicated they were confident in

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their own outlooks, leaving the Belleville Chamber of Commerce CEO to guess at the cause of the disparity in numbers. “We know minimum wage is a hot issue, we know it’s a contentious issue and we know it’s a very difficult issue to deal with, that was one of the loud messages we heard,” Bill Saunders said. “There’s a feeling that (government) is making policy that doesn’t take into consideration the constraints, aspects and the business realities of smaller rural communities.” The survey also found that over 66 per cent of regional businesses plan to expand their operations sometime in the next five years, an increase of four per cent from 2013. “Business confidence is one of the most important conditions for economic growth,” said Allan O’Dette, President and CEO of the Please see “Quinte Businesses” page 3

By Steve Jessel

News – Belleville – Belleville’s planning advisory committee green-lit a zoning amendment on the northwest corner of Coleman Street and Dundas Street West on Monday night, paving the way for the improvement of a planned 97-unit, 15 storey condominium apartment building that was first approved in 2012. The applicant, Teddington Limited requested that approximately 0.5 hectares of land located on the north zone boundary of their property be rezoned from general commercial to match the zoning of the site of the proposed unit. Currently, the site contains roughly 4,856 square metres of land, with the applicant requesting an additional 1,712 square


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metres of land be rezoned to match the adjacent residential eighth density zoning. The purpose of the rezoning application is to allow the applicant to obtain more land for surface parking and thereby reduce the size of the proposed parking garage being built on the property. The height and size of the unit will remain the same as the original proposal. The request was first brought before a public meeting, where city staff drew attention to a letter submitted by Brian Ferrier who indicated his opposition to the project. Ferrier’s main concerns included “that an expensive and exhaustive planning study for the city centre is currently underway” and that because a parking


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News – Belleville – Two major regional employers announced layoffs at locations across the country this past week. Both Sears Canada and Best Buy announced separate changes to store operation models that will see 624 Sears employees across Canada lose their jobs, while Best Buy parts way with 950 employees at both Best Buy and Future Shop locations. Neither retailer has released job losses by store location, although employees from both Sears and Future Shop (which is owned by Best Buy) have confirmed that restructuring is taking place in Belleville. For Sears, the layoffs stems from a need “to improve efficiency and increase the effectiveness of the chain of communication between management and the store associate teams within the stores,” according to a press release. Sears has eliminated a mid-level tier of leads within their locations, and says about five employees will lose their jobs per location. There will also be an alignment of the Sears Canada regional and head office structures to reflect the new store model. “The changes we are making in stores will not affect the number of front-line associates, and service to our customers will not be impacted,” said Doug Campbell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sears Canada Inc. in a release “Our current structure results in inefficiencies and barriers to effective communication among store associates and the changes we are making are designed to result in better store execution and consistency of presentation and standards.” The latest layoffs come not long after Sears Canada closed its Belleville call centre earlier this month, laying off more than 500 employees. Meanwhile, at Best Buy a “store restructuring initiative” announced Thursday via press release will see consolidation of sales departments and reduction of management layers in Future Shop and Best Buy stores across Canada. The release states employees were individually made aware of the layoffs and provided severance packages, an Employee Assistance Program and outplacement services to help them secure new employment. The restructuring is expected to impact roughly 950 Best Buy employees across Canada. “Decisions that impact our people are never easy and we make them with our customers, employees and corporate values in mind,” said Ron Wilson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Best Buy Canada. Calls to both Best Buy Canada and Sears Canada corporate offices went unreturned by press deadline.


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Entertainment - Belleville, along with other cities along the proposed Line 9 pipeline route, will host a puppet show that re-thinks how new, volatile fossil fuels are transported through their communities. The show, presented by Birdbone Theatre, will be at Gallery One’s meeting room, Belleville Public Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Birdbone, whose motto is “scrappy puppet storytelling”, has toured North Carolina in a horse-drawn wagon, and toured last year from Toronto to Nova Scotia. Admission is pay what you can. The 38-year-old Line 9 pipeline runs east-west about seven km from the north shore of Lake Ontario, crossing the Trent one km north of Glen Miller, the Moira near Cannifton, and every other river and creek flowing into the north shore of the lake. Enbridge Inc. wants approval to reverse the flow of the line and carry dilbit (diluted bitumen) from Sarnia to Montreal. The deadly oil explosion at Lac Megantic, and the more recent fireballs in North Dakota and New Brunswick, have alerted Canadians who live near railways to the dangers of train transport for crude oil. The train carrying Bakken crude that blew up in Lac Magantic first went through Belleville. Although oil producers say the risk is minimal, the public has no way of verifying that shipping in pipelines like Line 9 is safer than rail transport. Birdbone’s puppet show, titled the Tar Sands Dragon Opera (and Clown Show) will also play Sarnia, Hamilton, Toronto, Peterborough, Kingston, Montreal and Sherbrooke, Que., during its February tour. Birdbone was founded in the fall of 2012 by Alison and Aleksandra “out of an urgent need to breathe life into puppets and weave stories into being.”

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global scale. “There are actions that government and business can do to boost our economy and business confidence, but right now there is uncertainty in Ontario’s business climate,” O’Dette said. In 2014, Emerging Stronger recommends that businesses increase their research and development spending relative to their peers, as studies have emphatically demonstrated that many Canadian businesses invest less in R&D and machinery and equipment than their U.S. counterparts, in many cases less than half. Canadian employers also invest comparatively less in employee training than their American counterparts, and

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these factors have contributed to American labour productivity growth outpacing Canada’s by 170 per cent over the past decade. Thirty-three per cent of businesses in the KingstonPembroke-Quinte region also expressed difficulty in finding qualified employees, with the engineering and construction and transportation and infrastructure fields both showing the greatest labour shortage. In Ontario, 66 per cent of transportation and infrastructure businesses surveyed could not fill a job, compared to just 26 per cent for financial services and investment and 29 per cent for government, healthcare and Belleville Chamber of Commerce CEO Bill Saunders says area businesses may feel disconnected from decisions made by the retail. provincial government. Photo: Steve Jessel

Planning advisory committee member Jack Miller questioned a letter opposing a bylaw zoning amendment on the northwest corner of Coleman Street and Dundas Street West in Belleville Monday night. Photo: Steve Jessel

study had just been initiated for the city centre, policies regarding surface parking have yet to be decided. Ferrier also pointed to major infrastructure work being proposed for the city centre as a potentially complicating factor. However, both the applicant’s representative Stephen Hyndman and city staff questioned the reasons outlined in the letter, noting that the Build Belleville construction was not taking place in the same area as the proposed development and that there should be no interaction between the two projects. “The work being done in the downtown area has no impact on this proposal,” committee member Jack Miller said. Land to the immediate north of the site is currently vacant. Quinte Conservation recommended any developments near the mouth of the Moira River are susceptible to historic flooding, and that any developments refrain from including a basement, or ensure such a space is fully flood proof. The city will also require a turnaround at the end of King Street that will need to be included in the development.

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Big night for Canadian Mental Health Association By Steve Jessel

News – Belleville – It was another successful outing for the Canadian Mental Health Association Hastings and Prince Edward branch’s annual Sleep Out So Others Can Sleep In event this past weekend, and branch executive director Sandie Sidsworth said the event was all about raising awareness about the impact and outcome homelessness can have on an individual and a community. “It’s to understand and build empathy to what homelessness is,” Sidsworth said. “The boxes maybe tend to play into the stereotype of what we all think of when we think of the homeless, but homeless in this community are people struggling in stairwells, they’re at Tim Hortons nursing a coffee for four or five hours until it’s daylight, it’s people maybe standing in between doors at a bank machine, it’s youth that are couch surfing ... it can wear different faces. Tonight is a whole dialogue ... the second part of the night is understanding what poverty looks like, and walking a mile in their shoes.” Taking place in Belleville for the past six years, the event sees participants camp out overnight in downtown Belleville’s Market Square, with the clothing on their backs and cardboard boxes as their only shelter, although a number of safety measures are also taken, including staff from St John’s Ambulance being on hand for the entire night. This year, over 100 people braved the cold alongside a number of cash only donors to raise more than $13,000 for the CMHA, funds that will be used to help pay for maintenance at CMHAoperated transitional homes in the region. Sidsworth said the local branch of

the CMHA had spent $1,300 on snow removal in the month of December for just three of their homes, and that each house costs the agency between $1,500 and $2,000 a month to maintain. The agency receives nominal funding through the federal government and also receives support from the United Way of Quinte, and last year helped house more than 200 people. “The need is there,” Sidsworth said. “And it’s not just putting a roof over someone’s head, it’s making sure people are grafted to their community... it’s social inclusion, the idea that they have value and worth.” Albert College teacher Whitney Woloshyn has been attending the event for the past six years with a group of students from the school. She said the school has roughly 20 to 30 students attend each year, and while many of them are fulfilling school volunteer hour requirements, it’s never a tough task to get students to become involved. “As soon as I say Sleep Out is coming, everyone says they want to get involved,” she said. “Obviously there’s a little bit of attrition there, but I’m really proud of the kids, I don’t have to twist any arms or anything like that.” With Albert College regularly catering to international students as well as students from the Belleville area, Woloshyn said it’s definitely a learning experience for everyone involved. “It’s about putting yourself in someone else’s position just to get a different perspective,” she said. “It’s not necessarily the person who is panhandling on the corner, it’s your friend who is couch surfing ... it’s your community, you want to make sure everyone is taken care of.”

Roughly 25 students from Albert College attended the Sleep Out event in Market Square this year, sharing one large box under the supervision of school staff. Photo: Steve Jessel

Susie Eellemore and daughter Tamara attended the event in 2013, but said they weren’t fully prepared for the frigid temperatures, and spent most of the night inside the nearby arena. “It’ll open our eyes to what people actually live through,” Susie said. “It does raise a lot of awareness for people that are homeless.” Susie Eellemore and daughter Tamara were taking part in the event for the second year in a row, this year bringing their own specialty box to sleep in. Photo: Steve Jessel


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Latest elementary school rankings released By Steve Jessel

News – The Fraser Institute has once again released its annual ranking of elementary schools across the country, and in Ontario the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board produced its usual mixed bag of rankings across the 30 schools included in the study. Each year, the Fraser Institute Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools rates public, Catholic, and francophone elementary schools based on nine academic indicators using data from the annual provincewide tests of reading, writing, and math administered by the Ontario government’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). As results may vary wildly from year to year and from class to class, test administrators typically focus on five-year average rankings for schools as opposed to single-year rankings, making note of upward or downward trends in each case. For example, at the top of the list for 2012-2013 school year sits Madoc Township Public School (MTPS), which ranked 185 out of the over 3,000 schools included in this year’s rankings with an 8.4 score. However, MTPS has averaged a score of just 4.0 over the past five years of testing. While the school showed marked improvement across all assessment areas in the 20122013 school year, the 4.0 average means that it only ranks 2,065 out of 2,292 schools included in the survey over the last five years. The provincial average in 2012 was 6.0. Other above average 2012-2013 scores for the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board include Kente Public School in Prince Edward County (7.5 rating, 7.0 five-year average), Sir John A MacDonald in Belleville (7.0 rating, 7.4 five-year average), Foxboro Public School (6.2 rating, 6.5 five-year average) and Bayside Public School in Quinte West (6.2 rating, 5.7 five year average.) On the low end of the ratings, and the HPEDSB also has several schools languishing near the bottom of the rankings table. Schools rating under 4.0 for the 20122013 school year include Prince of Wales Public School in Belleville (2.6 rating, 1.5 five-year average), College Street Public School in Trenton (2.1 rating, 1.0 fiveyear average), and Queen Elizabeth Public School in

Trenton (1.8 rating, 3.1 five-year average.) Officials from the HPEDSB were dismissive of the latest round of results however, with board superintendent of education Cathy Portt saying the ratings provide “an incomplete and distorted picture of school effectiveness.” “EQAO test results provide useful information to improve schools’ learning programs—for example, school improvement

goals on reading, writing or math—but it’s unfair and misleading to compare schools based only on these scores,” she said. “The bigger picture is that schools are dynamic, engaging learning communities where all students have numerous opportunities to be engaged in learning, physical activity and social interactions. The factors that affect achievement in schools are very complex. Our school improvement planning

involves a holistic and contextual approach that takes into account everything from the goals of the school and its programs, to its youth culture and learning environments, as well as parent-teacher-community relationships. “ The full rankings, including a detailed breakdown of each schools performance is available by visiting

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Journey around the world right here at your local library Lifestyles - Join local author, Anita Jansman on Saturday, Feb.15 at11 a.m. at the Belleville Public Library for a presentation of her first book, “One Day I Walk: Reflections along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.” Our guest author exchanged her familiar life in Kingston, Ontario to become a “peregrina” (pilgrim). Her experience of being a pilgrim on the Camino far outweighed the discomforts she endured along this 780 km walk. The Camino de Santiago de Compostela or ‘Way of Saint James’ has been an important Christian

pilgrimage route since medieval times. It runs across Northern Spain, from the Pyrennes in the East to Galicia in the West. In the Middle Ages the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela counted among the top three pilgrim destinations, alongside the Holy City (Rome) and the Holy Land (Jerusalem). Thousands of pilgrims have travelled this ancient road. Throughout the centuries, monasteries, cities and towns sprang up to ease the pilgrim’s journey, and the kindness and hospitality of the albergues (pilgrim hostels) is as much as blessing today as it has

always been. Anita Jansman’s intimate memoir of her journey promises to be intriguing, even for those who don’t consider themselves likely Camino pilgrims. Her delightful descriptions of the scenery and knowing observations of the people she meets make fascinating reading. She paints the Camino exactly as it is; the beauty, the snorers, the discomfort, the companionship of strangers.  There’s also a musical journey at the library on Saturday Feb. 8 with a special family concert by Jeunesses Musi-

cales Canada. Don’t miss this amazing presentation of, “Mozart’s Flights of Fancy” in which the famous child prodigy lets his imagination run wild with a wondrous new instrument – the clarinet. Come take a musical trip back in time courtesy of the Canadian Federation of University Women and Belleville Public Library.  The shows take place at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Children’s Youth and Reader’s Advisory Desk - $5 per person (under two free). Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Don’t forget to save the date for the upcoming Belleville Downtown DocFest from Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, 2014. The library is proud to be one of screening venues for DocFest.  This is the third year of the film festival’s weekend of outstanding documentary films that celebrate life and human dignity around the world and right here at home.   There will be screenings of over 50 films from Hot Docs Showcase, National Film Board and including 15 locally produced documentaries. What a great way to start the month of March!


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Dear Editor, Mr. Larocque, your letter of January 23 seemed to border on being mean-spirited and an affront to the Bonisteel family. There are many unsung heroes, and dedicated selfless citizens everywhere. Are we not all guilty of procrastination and indifference about honouring them? Roy Bonisteel had a talent for chronicling the times in which he lived for future historians, journalists and Canadians everywhere. During his 83 years, he gave laughter, happy memories, pleasant entertainment and help to thousands. After his retirement he carried on with projects for family, community and country. Above all he cherished good old-fashioned Canadian traditions. One of his projects, for which my family and I will be forever grateful, is the caring and beautiful restoration of a little church at Johnstown. My grandparents, as well as many other farm families, attended that church over 100 years ago. M. Rainford, Brighton

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A letter to Daryl Kramp Dear Sir, I was advised by your constituency office that you would need my address and telephone number before you could address my concerns about the dramatic increase in the price of propane. I have provided your office with that information and I still have not received anything from you addressing my concern.   Perhaps sir, you are not completely aware of the dire straights so many of us are finding ourselves in.   I would have thought that you would have been concerned that many of us are having to choose between staying warm or putting food on our tables.   Perhaps there has been some kind of breakdown in communications and you are not in receipt of my concerns.  I would like to extend to you the benefit of the doubt so I will send a copy of this email to our local paper and the letters to the editor in the hopes that you will hear the concerns of your constituents and find away to act promptly on our behalf. Yours sincerely, Gail Taylor, Marmora

Connected to your community OPINION What’s in a name? Greenland’s race for modernity By Terry Bush

Editorial – Greenland has the highest suicide rate in the world: one in five Greenlanders tries to commit suicide at some point in their lives. Everybody in Greenland (all 56,000 of them) knows this. In fact, everybody knows quite a few people who have tried to commit suicide, and one or two who succeeded. So it is really a good idea to subject this population to an experiment in high-speed cultural and economic change? Greenland is not fully independent: Denmark still controls its defence and foreign affairs, and subsidises the population at the annual rate of about $10,000 Gwynne Dyer per person. But Greenlanders are one of the few aboriginal societies on the planet that is dominant (almost 90 per cent of the population) on a large territory: the world’s biggest island. And it is heading for independence. So the debate in this soon-to-be country is about what to aim for. Do you go on trying to preserve what is left of the old Arctic hunting and fishing culture, although it’s already so damaged and discouraged that it has the highest suicide rate on the planet? Or do you put the pedal to the metal and seek salvation in full modernization through high-speed economic growth while keeping your language and what you can of your culture? What’s remarkable about Greenlandic politics is how aware the players are of their dilemma and their options. “If you want to become rich, it comes at a price,” says Aqqaluk Lynge, one of the founders of the Inuit Ataqatigiit (Community of the People) party that ran the government until recently. Lynge doesn’t want to pay that price, and under the Inuit Ataqatigiit administration all mining was banned in Greenland. Quite apart from the environmental costs of large-scale mining operations, Lynge said, the many thousands of foreign workers they would bring in would have a devastating impact on what is already a very fragile Greenlandic culture. But the Siumut (Forward) party won last October’s election, and new Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond sees things

very differently. Essentially, she thinks modernisation has gone too far to turn back now. Better to gamble on solving the current huge social problems (like suicide) by enabling everybody to live fully modern, prosperous lives. If you’re no longer marginalised and poverty-stricken, you’ll feel better about yourself. With this in mind, she has issued more than 120 licenses for mining and petrochemical projects including a huge opencast iron-ore mine that would ship 15 million tonnes of highgrade iron concentrate a year (mostly to China), drilling platforms for offshore oil and gas exploration, and even mines to produce uranium and rare earths. She has made her choice, and she understands it. In a recent interview with The Guardian while she was visiting Norway, Aleqa Hammond said: “The shock will be profound. But we have faced colonisation, epidemics and modernisation before. The decisions we are making (to open the country up to mining and oil exploitation) will have enormous impact on lifestyles and our indigenous culture. But we always come out on top. We are vulnerable, but we know how to adapt.” Brave words, but few Greenlanders have the technical and managerial skills to get senior jobs in these high-risk, highcost enterprises ($2.5 billion for the iron ore mine alone), and most of them will not want the hard, dirty, dangerous jobs of the workers in the mines and on the rigs. If all goes well, they will no longer depend on the Danish subsidies that currently keep their society afloat, but they will just be shifting to a different source of subsidies. To the extent that a sense of cultural marginalisation and defeat, and a life without meaningful work, is responsible for the Greenlanders’ problems, it’s hard to see how more money from a different source will help. Or how adding a few tens of thousands of foreign workers from places like China to the social mix will help, either. Aleqa Hammond is damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t: leaving the people in their current predicament is not a good choice, but going flat out for modernisation doesn’t feel like such a good option either. It would be a good time to call in the cultural engineers, if such a profession existed.


Ready for Senate reform Mr. Harper? Dear Editor, Bravo Mr. Trudeau. What a great and immediate beginning to Senate reform. It could not have been an easy decision and it certainly involves much more than creating an Independent group of senators able to form their own opinions. Free of party influence, they will make decisions on legislation without “prodding” and “guidance” from the governing party, which has been so severely abused by the Conservative government. These Independent Senators will no longer fund raise or organize campaigns for the Liberal Party and though this will no doubt have an impact on Liberal funding, it shows the importance the Liberal Party has placed on the Red Chamber fulfilling its role as the chamber of sober second thought rather than a room filled with party hacks whose only role is to rubber stamp Conservative legislation, no matter their own ethical and moral misgivings. Would Senators Duffy, Wallin and others, have found themselves in their current messy situation had they not been permitted to schlep across the country fund raising for the Conservative government to raise immeasurable amounts of cash for the party that had no problem whatever kicking them to the curb when times got tough. I very much doubt it. Perhaps their time would have been better spent doing the job

they were hired to do with taxpayer dollars. If elected, Mr. Trudeau has promised that all future senators will be chosen by an independent body, from the best minds and talents this country has to offer. There is certainly no downside to that! Prime Minister Harper may stand in parliament and make light of what just happened, but it was no small event. One can only imagine what might have happened to those monstrous Omnibus Bills had senators time to peruse them before they were shoved through the senate. The man who promised senate reform and to never appoint a single senator, has added 57 plus two; more than any Prime Minister in history. Mr. Harper and Pierre Polievre make light of Mr. Trudeau’s decision because they fear having to follow his lead and lose control of the senate, which they now use so irresponsibly. However, if as he said in parliament, the Prime Minister thinks Mr. Trudeau’s decision really is such a small matter, why not join him and make all his senators independents? After eight years of talk and no action and threatening to send us into another decade or more of constitutional battle, he now has an opportunity to do something concrete. Will he? Not on your life. Denyse Mouck Stirling

Editorial - Many of us enjoy a good heart-warming story. Others prefer something a little more twisted so they actively seek out weird news each week to help offset all the death and destruction they see while watching television. Sometimes, it takes a little digging and other times all you have to do is pull up the Toronto Sun website, hit news and when you see the drop down menu, it’s as simple as hitting the word “weird”. Last week, bringing up the rear after such inspiring headlines as, George Zimmerman wants to be a celebrity boxer, Heroin Happy Meal and Child steals grandma’s car after learning to drive through video games, was this nugget, Ohio woman wants to change her name to Sexy. Right away, you just know something has to be wrong with this woman. Maybe it’s an over-abundance of confidence. Maybe she thinks a name change will give her confidence. Maybe she’s the type of person who has no mirrors in her home. Maybe she’s sexy as all get out. In that case, she really wouldn’t need to change her name at all because whomever she passed on the street would just call out, “Ooooh, Sexy.” Why spend good money when all you have to do is saunter by? Judging by their attire, a lot of folks seem to want to convince us they’re something we can’t see for ourselves. I notice people all the time wearing sweat pants that say “sexy” across the area where they sit. I don’t always agree with their statements but then again I don’t know them personally so they could indeed be sexy on the inside or on the side I’m not looking at. Sometimes their t-shirts have the word “Cute” written on the front. If you think you’re cute and want to proclaim it to the world, who am I or anyone else to judge you just because we don’t happen to agree. In the case of the Ohio woman, she hates her given name so much, she’s loath to give it out; it’s that ugly. Her daughter is quoted in the Columbus Dispatch as saying her mother will ground her if she ever says it out loud. And what on earth could this hideous name be? Hold onto your hats. It’s Sheila Crabtree from Licking, Ohio. Personally, I’m of the belief that Sheila is the least problematic of the two names she’s saddled with and where she’s from might also be cause for some concern. Can you imagine being introduced to her for the first time after her proposed name change. “Hi, I’m Terry from Stirling and you are ... I don’t think our friend Sheila has really thought this through. What’s the problem with the name Sheila? Ten million Australian men don’t have a problem with the moniker other than maybe getting their many Sheilas mixed up at times. With a Crabtree at the end, no worries, mate. Our Sheila is certainly pragmatic. She wants the name Sexy because she wears Victoria’s Secret undergarments but if that name, Sexy Crabtree, isn’t a starter then she’ll settle for Sparkle instead. One would think as a newspaper editor, I’d be in the know about such trends as far as names go, but I don’t think I’ve ever run into anyone named Sparkle or Sexy. After years of dealing with whatever name is popular on the soaps at any given time, I almost think it’s time to revert to the names we grew up with when I was younger. Back then, we had a roving group of troublemakers on our street and my own grandmother was one of the ringleaders. You’d see them walking down the road, sporting their red and white gang colours, trademark Canada Day umbrella hats adorning their heads. Ada, Myrtle and Mabel strolling along with such broad smiles on their faces, you just knew you should give way to them and step off the sidewalk if you saw them coming. They had trouble written all over them and probably the same Playboy Playmate insignias just above their bikini lines that are so common today.  They felt no need to change their names to something ridiculous, they were who they were … ruffian quilters and they didn’t care who knew it. I’m glad I was on the good side of them, that’s all I can say. If I wasn’t, I probably would have had to deal with their friend Gladys who lived just down the road. There was evil lurking just below that very friendly exterior I’m sure. As the owner of a given name that has somehow become obsolete to today’s parents, I’m quite concerned that I’ll never come back into style as we cycle between new and old. Same thing goes for my great aunt’s name. Now there was a name that would have made a lot more sense than the word “Sexy” written across the back of a pair of sweatpants and nobody would ever second guess it. What’s wrong with calling your daughter Fanny nowadays anyway.

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New funding for Emergency Medical Services study By Steve Jessel

News – Belleville – HastingsQuinte Emergency Medical Services announced at Hastings County Council this past week that the EMS will be undertaking a new study to examine the economic impact of community paramedicine programs, and a step of the study could see paramedics making house calls in and around the county. The study is one of 20 science and technology projects being funded through a $14.5million fund created by Defence Research and Development Canada, to help Canada “become more resilient to global and domestic safety and security threats including natural disasters, major accidents, crime and terrorism.” Hastings-Quinte Emergency Services acting chief Hastings-Quinte EMS paramedics John Scott, Mike Musclow, Paul Gentile, Mike Genereaux and Rhonda Litwiller were honoured John O’Donnell said work is with the Governor General of Canada Exemplary Service Award during the regular session of Hastings County Council on already underway on the project, January 30. Photo: Steve Jessel

and that the study will take place over the next two years. “We’re seeing a real impact on the hospital systems and the 911 systems, and we’re just trying to step outside the box and look at what capabilities paramedics have and where they could be better used, or used additionally to help the whole global healthcare system,” O’Donnell said. Once an initial review of data collected from the county and from Quinte Healthcare is complete, O’Donnell said the study will likely choose three common ailments that necessitate 911 calls or ER visits, pointing to a similar study taking place in York that is using diabetes, congestive heart failure and COPD patients as test subjects. Paramedics would then make regular visits to homes of patients suffering from

these or other conditions with an aim of reducing 911 calls and ER visits. The federal government is contributing $675,000 to the study as part of the Canadian Safety and Security Program, which was established in 2012 to invest in science and technology projects that, among other things, strengthens Canada’s ability to respond and react to natural disasters, serious accidents, crime and terrorism. Other projects approved for funding included an RCMP study into enhancing border surveillance capabilities in the Great Lakes area; City of Ottawa Fire Services developing an evidencebased fire dynamics training curriculum; and a Canadian Border Services Agency project that will test the readiness of face-recognition technology as a means of screening.

Sno Smash returns to fairgrounds this weekend By Richard Turtle

News – Stirling – Following its successful debut last winter, the Stirling Agricultural Society will be hosting its second winter demolition derby at the fairgrounds this weekend. Agricultural Society Treasurer Roxanne Hearns says volunteers have been preparing for Sno Smash 2014, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, with

the hopes of drawing another hearty crowd of spectators to the chilly and slippery contact sport. In late February last year, crowds well in excess of 500 people arrived to take in the mechanical mayhem from the bleachers set up along the edge of the fairgrounds main horse ring. Throughout the afternoon, about 40 cars and trucks battled for survival

in a series of heats that ended when a single vehicle remained operational amid the steam and debris of the others. A similar format will be used again this year, Hearns says, of the wintry version of the fall fair favourite. The derbies are a popular staple at the Stirling Fair each year, consistently drawing more than 1,000 people to the stands, and organizers

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Mill Pond Hockey Tournament, held at the other end of the village on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. and running throughout the day. A section of Mill Street between James and Edward will be closed for the duration of the tournament and local police are advising drivers to use extra caution as a result of the closures and traffic disruptions.



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Meeting outlines budget cuts, sale of assets By Richard Turtle

News – Stirling – A well-attended public meeting last week detailing provincial funding cuts and council’s plans to sell off some of its assets was met with little opposition as residents, including a strong contingent of library supporters, learned of the fiscal restraints the municipality currently faces. Close to 100 residents filled the EOC room at the emergency services building last Tuesday night to hear the bleak news from Stirling-Rawdon Mayor Rodney Cooney. As a result of funding cuts expected to reach nearly $500,000 annually by 2015, Cooney says, immediate action was required in order to avoid a 30 per cent municipal tax increase. Beyond 2016, he adds, a cut of a further $400,000 is anticipated. Department heads were asked to slash 20 per cent from last year’s numbers in an effort to rein in spending and Cooney says much of that work has been done but there are still more cuts to be made. He adds the meeting was called with the hopes of determining the level of services ratepayers require, “and (to) lay out a blueprint of what we see some of our options to be.” But, he notes, time is of the essence.

“If we don’t do something,” Cooney says, “we’re going to be in trouble.” For council, there were only two options available, he notes. “We could take it out of your pocket or try not to spend it.” Preliminary figures show significant reductions across departments, he notes, but further cuts have been requested. Clerk Administrator/Public Works Manager Charles Croll has come the closest, trimming 17 per cent from the roads budget, Cooney says, while others are still well short of the 20 per cent figure. Council has not received a preliminary budget from the police department but the mayor indicated he is not anticipating much of a reduction there noting, “it’s a labour issue.” Under provincial rules, a municipality can hire as many police officers as it wants to but requires provincial permission to reduce the size of the department, Cooney says. When asked of the potential cost of disbanding the local police department in favour of an OPP contract, he explained that while it has never been a consideration of the Police Services Board the cost would probably exceed $1 million. He also explained that debt and delays in lagoon approval have

hindered development as well as provincial policies that limit building on agricultural land in favour of infilling and intensifying growth within the village footprint. Following Cooney’s presentation, the floor was opened to comments and questions, and many residents were concerned about a reduction in library services. Applause broke out twice following a pair of impassioned pleas

to leave the less than $150,000 library budget intact. When asked if other municipalities are facing similar situations, Cooney said no, adding Stirling-Rawdon is unique in that “we own every foot of road” in the municipality and also pay three different conservation authorities while holding almost no waterfront property. In 2013, he says, the area had among the highest taxes and the poorest

health in the province. The figures were mirrored in studies from 1913, he adds. Stirling resident Andrew Marre suggested if residents wrote letters to their Member of Provincial Parliament, provincial decision makers might be more inclined to alter the current funding plans. “You can make all the motions you want,” he said of municipal council, “but in the end, politicians listen to the voters.”

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Georgette Fry and Stellar Eclipse Band to perform with Shout Sister at Belleville Downtown DocFest Opening Gala Entertainment – Belleville – Belleville Downtown DocFest’s third annual opening gala will launch the three-day festival on Friday, February 28 with the acclaimed musical documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, director Morgan Neville’s glimpse into the world of backup singing. This “moving and joyous” film about the best singers you’ve never heard of, salutes the unsung heroes behind the greatest music of our times. You can’t listen to an hour of classic-rock without hearing their voices backing up signers such as Joe Cocker, David Bowie, Tina Turner or Mick Jagger. On the list of ‘top documentaries of 2013’ and nominated for an Academy Award, the film examines the spirit of these giving artists and

how our society measures success. Belleville’sInternationalDocumentary Film Festival is scheduled for February 28 to March 2, 2014. The 50-plus films will now be shown on five screens: The Core Arts & Culture Centre (CACC), the Belleville Public Library & John M. Parrott Gallery and, for the first time, at The Pinnacle Playhouse. “Crowds at last year’s event slightly overwhelmed the space at The CORE, so the library will host a second screen and Pinnacle Playhouse will host most of the local documentaries. That should solve our traffic problems,” said co-chair Gary Magwood. The Empire Theatre will again set the scene for Downtown DocFest’s much

anticipated Opening Gala, sponsored by Pretsell Cavanaugh Davies Lawyers. The evening will open with a “Green Carpet” Interview Special with MC Dug Stevenson. Live entertainment following the film will feature awardwinning and Juno-nominated musician Georgette Fry and The Stellar Eclipse Band with backup by the phenomenal Shout Sister choir. This could possibly be the world’s largest group of backup singers. Their amazing versatility keeps up with Georgette’s iconic ability to bridge the gap between sultry jazz, gritty to soulful blues and roof-raising gospel. “It promises to be a “spectacular night of blues, R&B, jazz, soul and gospel

music,” enthused co-chair Heather Muir. The third annual festival continues to show outstanding documentary films that celebrate life and human dignity around the world and right here at home. “We are screening 15 locally produced documentaries from 15 local filmmakers. This is very gratifying and an indication of the community’s support for DocFest,” said DocFest programmer Lynn Braun. Further funding for DocFest has been provided by The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and Quinte Film Alternative. Festival Passes and tickets for the

Opening Gala are available at a number of outlets in and around the Quinte area: The Empire Theatre, Quinte Arts Council office, Sweet Escape Coffee Shop, Barratt’s Office Pro, all in Belleville; The Grind Cafe in Quinte West; Books and Company in Picton; West Wings Book Store in Stirling and Wilsons of Madoc. For film listings, the festival schedule and more click on www. Find us on Facebook and follow the festival on Twitter. For further information, please call 613-849-1976 or email info@

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Guild members help welcome newest – and smallest – arrivals to local hospitals By John Campbell

Lifestyles - Brighton – The sun shone brightly through the windows of the King Edward Park Community Centre last Friday, adding to the good cheer exuded by the 30 or so women busily at work. It was a labour of love that happily occupied their time: making pillow cases, quilts and receiving blankets for premature babies. The ‘premie’ workshop was the first of three the Trent Valley Quilters’ Guild will hold this year. “We’re doing a blitz, we’re making as many items as we can for

two hospitals – Peterborough and Kingston,” said Brighton resident, Valerie Campey, the workshop’s organizer. The last one that was held, back in September, resulted in more than 100 quilts, pads and blankets being delivered to Kingston, and almost 20 to Peterborough. Guild members bring their own sewing machines and most of the fabric they work with is donated; the guild has a small budget for the purchase of flannel. The guild has 150 members and they hold their general meetings the

Linda Cowburn, of Trenton, was one of about 30 Trent Valley Quilters’ Guild members who took part in last week’s premie workshop. Photo: John Campbell

Valerie Campey organized the workshop held January 31 to make quilts, blankets and pillow cases (that go over mattresses) for babies born in Kingston and Peterborough hospitals. Photo: John Campbell

third Thursday of the month at King Street United Church in Trenton. “Anything for children is just really near my heart,” said Linda Cowburn, of Codrington, a guild member for six years and a regular at the workshops. “It’s a good way to meet friends, a place to hang out and do something good for the children and the hospitals,”

said Deanna Gaudaur of Trenton. “Nothing like getting together on a nice sunny day in a warm building.” Lorrie Barbara, of Brighton, has participated in the workshops several times. Last week’s session held special meaning. “A couple of our members recently have had premature

grandchildren (born) so it means a lot more to us now helping them out,” she said. Barbara is looking forward to 2015 when the community centre will the site for the quilt show held every three years, in Trenton. “This is going to be awesome,” she said. “It’s a big production.”

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Council poised to sell municipal properties News - Stirling – With the township’s municipal offices and East Front Street public works building deemed surplus, council is poised to sell the two properties in an effort to reduce costs and provide some badly needed revenue. In a move made at the regular meeting of Stirling-Rawdon council this week, Mayor Rodney Cooney noted it is hoped the transactions can be made in the coming months in order to help reduce administrative costs and recoup much needed tax revenue. Council recently learned that pending provincial funding cuts will mean significant shortfalls in the near future and are expected to reach nearly $500,000 annually by 2015. In an effort to reduce administrative costs, the municipal offices in the Demorest Road will be up for sale with contingency plans to move staff into a renovated emergency services building. The property on East Front Street, Cooney says, has already generated interest from several potential buyers.

Councillor Bob Mullin declared a conflict of interest in the matter and refrained from discussion. Municipal Clerk Administrator/ Public Works Manager Charles Croll explained that changes in provincial rules in 2006 virtually eliminated long waiting periods when selling municipal assets in favour of a five-day notice. Councillor Wilfred Shier asked if there would still be an opportunity for residents to voice any opposition and Croll noted there would. Mayor Cooney added he hopes the properties will be on the market within the month. With preliminary budget talks underway Councillor Jeremy Solmes, who also serves as chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee, said progress is being made following the submission of proposed departmental spending. As Public Works manager, Croll was the lone department head whose budget was agreed on in principle while others were asked to make further considerations. Central Hastings Support Network

Managing Director Jean McDonnell appeared before council outlining future plans for the rural transit program and requesting council’s continued support. Revenues for the provision of transportation, which allows rural residents to work or attend school in Belleville, comes from Hastings County, United Way Quinte, user fees, fundraising and the province’s Gas Tax Rebate program as well as contributions from the user municipalities, she says. StirlingRawdon last year donated $1,500 to the program. Since 2010, McDonnell says, ridership has more than doubled and a new 17-passenger

Quinte Red Devils weekly report Bantam
 Sports - The Duvanco Homes Bantams finished a four game week, with a 3 - 0 win over the Whitby Wildcats in a game which had big playoff implications. The Red Devils were solid at both ends of the rink, with goals coming from Brady Gilmour, Nick Hoey, and Mackenzie Warren. Assists came from Aidan McFarland, Jakob Brahaney, Colin VanDenHurk, and Brock Bronson. Anthony Popovich turned aside 22 shots to earn the shutout in goal. On Saturday the Bantams scored a convincing 5 - 1 win over Clarington in Napanee to avenge a 3 - 1 loss earlier in the week to the Toros, and on Thursday night they dropped 3 - 0 decision in Peterborough. In the win over Clarington, Brady Gilmour lead the offence with a hat-trick, Mackenzie Warren chipped in with a goal and two assists, and Jakob Brahaney had three assists. Mac Lowry added a goal and an assist, Aidan McFarland had two assists, Ryan Fraser scored once, and Tanner Sheppard also added an assist. Aidan Cameron was strong between the pipes for the win, and also contributed an assist. In the shutout loss to Peterborough Anthony Popovich played a strong game stopping 20 shots including three breakaways. In the loss to Clarington, the only goal was scored by Ryan Fraser with assists from Scoley Dow and Shelby Rienstra. Aidan Cameron handled the goaltending duties for Quinte. Victories in their remaining three games will guarantee first place for the Devils in the ETA East. Minor Atom
 The Foley Bus Lines Quinte Red Devils closed out their season series with the Peterborough Petes on the road this past weekend bringing home a much needed two points to keep them in the race for first place in the ETA east division. Andrew Munro stood tall between the pipes for the Devils as Isaac Brown, Connor Hunt, Corbin Roach and Kendrick Webster provided the offensive punch to capture the contest 4 - 2. Assists were added by Roach (2), Hunt, Webster, Nathan Woods and Donovan McCoy. The Foley Bus Lines Devils now face a very tough week with three games in five. Minor Peewee
 The Free Flow Petroleum Minor Peewee Red Devils took to the roads on Saturday evening and played the Kingston Frontenacs. Quinte’s Ian Harrison opened the scoring with a beautiful individual effort and solved the Kingston netminder to take the lead 1 - 0. Kingston answered quickly with one of their own when a shot beat Matthew Tovell over the glove shoulder. Kingston went on a power play late in the game and scored with just minutes to play. With just over a minute to play in the game, Quinte pulled Tovell and rallied together late to score the tying goal with twenty eight seconds to play. Scoring for Quinte was Ian Harrison and Adam Thistlethwaite with assists going to Jacob Gilbert with two, Cole Mcguire and Jaxen Boyer. Tovell made several key saves throughout the match. On Sunday, Quinte played Whitby at home. Quinte lost by a score of 5 - 1, but the game was certainly closer than the game indicated. Quinte broke down for about three minutes in the second period and surrendered two quick goals and fell behind 3 - 1 going into the third. Scoring for Quinte was Joshua Quick with assists going to Jacob Gilbert and Avery Cook. In goal was Ethan Mcdonnell. Mcdonnell was very

bus will replace the oldest vehicle this year. Plans are to replace the other van with a second small bus in 2016. With budget considerations currently underway, council thanked her for her presentation and agreed to discuss the matter further. During a brief discussion in approving

monthly expenditures, Mayor Cooney again voiced his concern over hydro and natural gas costs at the emergency services building. Amounting to nearly $4,000, including about $2,150 in hydro and $1,800 in natural gas, he says the monthly costs will change dramatically with announced hydro increases.


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Down to 13 skaters against Oshawa, the Devils simply made too many mistakes in a 6 - 3 loss. Facing the Peterborough Petes, the Devils started slowly and just couldn’t fight back, losing 4 - 1. Against the Kingston Frontenacs, the Devils demonstrated an outstanding work ethic in 4 - 0 victory, holding Kingston to only nine shots on net. Defencemen Jamie Eastman, Nate Huffman, Maguire Shortt, Trot Davis, Connor St. Pierre and Gavin Camp were cited for their strong play against Kingston. Ethan Fraser picked up the shutout between the pipes.
Hitting the score sheet this week for the Devils were Lucas Culhane (3 goals, 4 assists), Tanner Smith (2 goals, 2 assists), Nate Burelle and Ty Gauvin (1 goal, 1 assist), Maguire Shortt (1 Goal), Trot Davis and Gavin Camp (1 assist).

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Batawa Bandits’ U16 top male and female racers Caroline Burchat, Eric Cholasta, Kurtis Wright and Amy Park celebrate on the podium after their snowy Southern Ontario Division slalom race at Beaver Valley Ski Club.

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Kurtis Wright, showing great technical skill, led the team with two outstanding runs. His combined time was one minute, 12.77 seconds placing him 9th overall. Eric Cholasta, also achieving two strong, solid runs finished 10th overall just behind Kurtis. With two clean runs, Taylor Russett placed 21st. Other males participating included Andrew Brown and Nathan Lamain but they had unfortunate disqualifications after their first runs. The Batawa females had four racers capture top 30 finishes. This means all racers will gather some Alpine Ontario points. Leading the female team for Batawa was Amy Park. Park skied a tight line, finishing 19th in a combined time of one minute, 18.95 seconds. Skiing with good control, Caroline Burchat finished 21st. Hannah Merjavec and Megan McLean finished 26th and 30th respectively. Ava Guse, consistently having two clean runs at all races this season, finished 39th. As with some of the males, Mirisha Russett, Julia Press and Angelique Belanger experienced unfortunate falls and/or DSQ in their first runs. In a couple of weeks, the U16 Batawa Bandits have a double header weekend ahead of them with a slalom race at Heights of Horseshoe on Saturday and a giant slalom race at Georgian Peaks Ski Club on Sunday.

Sports - The Malcolm Brothers Jr. Bulls Minor Bantam AA team split the first two games of their round robin series with Oshawa and Whitby in the Lakeshore playoffs. On Saturday, the Jr. Bulls were lackluster in a 3 - 1 defeat to Oshawa. In their second game, the Jr. Bulls came back from 2 - 0 and 3 - 2 deficits to come back and defeat Whitby 5 3 in an excellent team effort. Both Kyle McNair and Ryan Rushlow provided the team with stellar goaltending. Hitting the scoresheet this week were Devin Morrison (2-1-3), Carson Waite (1-1-2), Nate Boomhower (1-12), James Vandervoort (0-2-2), Jamie Dicks (1-0-1), Cole St. Pierre (1-0-1), Mackinley Boomhower (0-1-1), and Ben Oke (0-1-1).


February means catalogue time for February. These days, working in a nursery/ garden centre, I have access to just about every catalogue on the planet. While itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true that we all can go online with our computers and peruse any seed-house offering we wish, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not the same. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t circle the monitor like I can Item # 53558, the Chocolate glads on page 35 of Veseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bulbs. Nor can I put a big X through the Taunus beets on page three of their seed catalog. By the way, 2014 marks their 75th year in the trade. These days, I take only three of the retail catalogues - Veseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Stokeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and OSC. However, Gentle Reader, the ones that I most enjoy now are the trade catalogues put out by the nurseries and meant specifically for wholesalers. You will find me at trade shows such as Landscape Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Congress, cruising the floor and scarfing up every offering

Dan Clost If the trade (retail outlets, landscapers etc.) all pay close to the same amount at purchase time, you might question why the price youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re being charged is different depending on where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re shopping. Lots of reasons for that, all valid; but, they do make a difference in the big picture. A prudent shopper will take time to discern those reasons.

which includes encouraging them to wait to date. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at it from an economic standpoint, a moral standpoint, or a public health standpoint, it just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense to encourage kids to date at early ages. All of this leads me to ask; why on earth, then, do we have middle school dances, all put on by our Boards of Education? Are we out of our collective minds? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking kids as young as Grade 6 and holding dances during school hours. Why encourage kids that young to pair off? I got my first â&#x20AC;&#x153;boyfriendâ&#x20AC;? because of a middle school dance in Grade 7. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never even thought of dating him before, but he asked me to dance, and all of a sudden we were â&#x20AC;&#x153;going outâ&#x20AC;?. Looking back it was embarrassing, but then all I felt was pressure. All the girls

were wondering, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is anyone going to dance with me?â&#x20AC;? And all the boys were wondering what the girls would wear. Kids who had never thought of asking someone out suddenly got fixated on it. Ask a school principal and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll likely say they only hold these dances because parents insist on it, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably true. Too many parents think â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so cuteâ&#x20AC;? when little Jenny has a boyfriend at ten. But even if this starts out as clean fun, the younger kids start to date, the more theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll experiment as they age. Do you really want

your child going down that road? Maybe some parents want it, and likely a lot of the kids do, too. But that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean other parents have to stand for it. You could suggest a square dance caller instead. You could offer to host a party with hula hoop contests and limbo contests instead of a traditional dance. You

could pick up your kids early and take them home that day. Or better still, you could ask at the next PTA meeting â&#x20AC;&#x153;What advantage are we getting from asking 12 and 13-yearolds to pair up?â&#x20AC;? Because unless you can tell me the benefit, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never believe that it will outweigh the potential harm.

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Lifestyles - Love is in the air. Drug stores are selling box loads of cards so that eight-year-olds can tell all 23 kids in their class, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re special!â&#x20AC;? Flyers are reminding men that they had better show up with a gift. Engagement rings are selling like hotcakes. Yet perhaps love shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be in the air for everyone. When it comes to middle schoolers, for instance, love is definitely better off waiting. In fact, a study reported in USA Today found that the age that kids start dating is highly correlated to the age at which they first have intercourse. Ninety-one per cent of kids who started dating at 12 had had sex by high school graduation, compared with just 20% of kids who started dating at age 16. Delaying pairing off pays off. And a huge 2012 University of Texas study found that delaying sex until your twenties meant better romantic relationships later. People who wait for both dating and sex tend to end up happier. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just happiness, though, that improves if you wait. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also academic achievement. Kids who remain virgins throughout high school are one third as likely to drop out of high school and twice as likely to graduate college. Other important findings: kids who remain virgins in high school are less than half as likely to suffer from depression and less than half as likely to go on welfare as adults. If you want a society with predominantly productive citizens in stable relationships, then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to encourage kids to wait to have sex,

Some of the photography is spectacular, especially the covers and ads for NVK. For the niche nursery, i.e., the ones that focus on a single plant, Q&Z from Illinois gets my vote as the best. They breed and sell hostas. Their catalog gives the provenance of each cultivar including who developed it as well as all the usual growing information. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sort of like a mini-Dirr but with pricing. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got stuff from Uxbridge, Kobes, BTN, Sheridanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Connonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (pick one), Kraus, Dutchmaster (all Canadian companies) as well as Schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Sloanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and a few other sundry American firms. Once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve read through them you have a very good idea of what each plant is about, what will be available to customers this year. I can tell you that ash trees (Fraxinus sp) are not prominent on the offer sheets. So, GR, a little bit of insider knowledge was just imparted to you.

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I can find. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a lot of frippery in these tidy tomes. Wholesale pricing is exceptionally competitive and the pencil sharpening has been done long before these books have gone to print. When you compare pricing, it is almost as if the growers met in a big room to decide; sort of like gasoline marketing. However, I can tell you that is just not so. This business is as competitive as any other and these folks didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall off the turnip truck yesterday. They know what they can charge, to the penny. The real differences will show in the quality of the product; which company offers up the best pruned trees, the best packaging, the best delivery charges and scheduling, the best follow-up service and so on. That doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that these catalogues are less glamorous then the retail offerings; in fact, the only ingredient missing is the florid prose.

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Lifestyles - Most of us gardener types enjoy this time of year for only one reason and it ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fer the white stuff. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t truly enjoy the snow. Sure, we can look at those huge drifts burying cars and slow-moving elders and mumble self-serving platitudes like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snow is natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blanket. Bah! Humbug!â&#x20AC;? February is catalogue time. I used to have huge stacks of them showing up in the mailbox during January...I think the posties drew lots to see who would be stuck with me on their route. Remember back in the day when snail mail was the only mail and letter carriers would have two bags slung over their shoulders? In January, our carrier had a St. Bernard hauling a little sled with nothing on it but my catalogues. Okay, I did exaggerate a titch. I would stack the little treasures on a table near the living room armchair, watching them pile up until almost tipping over, just waiting

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The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland By John M. Smith

Lifestyles – Now that the Winter Olympics are beginning once again, this time in Sochi, Russia, I’m reminded of my visit, this past summer, to Lausanne, Switzerland, which is officially recognized as “the Olympic Capital”, as it’s the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and also the site of the Olympic Museum, the largest archive of the Olympic Games in the world.  This museum hosts the Olympic flame between editions of the Games, so it’s the place to go to see the actual flame when the Olympic Games are not in progress. It’s also the place to study the history of the Olympics (aided by many historical documents and artifacts), remember the competitors (through more than 1,000 video clips), and reflect upon the Olympics’ outreach to the world (via several interactive exercises). The Olympic Museum was undergoing extensive renovations when I was there, so a temporary exhibition was set up on a boat on Lake Geneva. Here I enjoyed seeing reminders of the last edition of the Winter Olympics, held in our very own Vancouver, and I checked out the display of various Olympic torches, too.  However, the refurbished and expanded permanent museum has now reopened, after almost two years of renovations, and it’s certainly attracting a lot of visitors. The Olympic Museum now offers more exhibition areas, on three levels, with a lot of emphasis placed on images and interactivity – and it houses both permanent and temporary exhibits relating to sport and the Olympic movement – and it

includes two rooms equipped with educational material (for workshops). This fantastic facility is surrounded by a park (Olympic Park) that contains numerous sculptures with a sporting theme, and this outdoor area is also worth spending some ‘quality time’ exploring. I was able to check out this Olympic Park for myself, and I was impressed by the magnificent works of art by various sculptors that were on display, including Wercollier’s tribute to the pole vault, Rodin’s “The American Athlete”, and Mihaly’s “Cyclistes”.  There were also sculptures featuring gymnastics, wrestling, soccer, and discuss throwing.  I noticed that that one sculptured athlete featured particularly great abs, so I took a photo, placed it on my Facebook page, and said that I’d been the model used (ha! ha!).  I even found a particularly unique, rather strange work by Swiss sculptor Tinguely that combined a hockey stick, a boar’s head, and a motorbike wheel. As I strolled through Olympic Park, I gazed at the awesome Olympic stairs, with their inscriptions of Olympic sites and years, and I stopped at Olympic Square, where the Olympic flame burns, and where I saw a statue of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games.  He once stated that “The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought

At the site of the Olympic Museum.

well.”  This message seems particularly relevant and important to the Olympic movement in today’s doping culture. The eye-popping hillside site for the Olympic Museum and Olympic Park overlooks Lake Geneva and the distant mountains.  It’s located in my favourite section of Lausanne, in the former fishing village of Ouchy, and I strolled along its picturesque lakeside, past the museum’s terraced gardens and the boat which was housing the temporary Olympic display. I also passed many beautiful flower gardens along this lakeside route, and I eventually arrived at the Tour de l’Ale (built in 1340), a cylindrical tower that’s now the only surviving vestige of Lausanne’s mediaeval walls.  I also discovered a four-kilometre “Sports Trail” loop in this area, with 22 stops/markers explaining the his-

Statue of John Smith’s abs (ha! ha!) in Olympic Park.

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tory of the Olympic Games.   Since I arrived at Lausanne by train, I stayed at the nearby Best Western Hotel Mirabeau.  To get to the district of Ouchy, where the museum is located, I simply took my free transport card (which is given out to all visitors) and took the subway (the relatively small city of Lausanne has a very nice, modern rapid transit system!).  I was especially impressed when I discovered that there was no driver (totally automated), and the voice of the night watchman announced each stop. While in Lausanne, I also visited some of its other major points of interest, including the Cathedral of Lausanne, which dominates the city centre.  It’s here that the night watchman still walks up the 153 steps to the top of the church tower every evening – and then, on the hour (between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.), he calls out that “all is well”.  This tradition has continued here since mediaeval times, when watchers along the city’s fortifications, including this church tower, would cry out in such a way, to confirm that there were no fires or enemies to worry about at that time.  Today, this reassuring cry by the night watchman may serve simply to guide an inebriated person stumbling back home – or to disturb a pair of lovebirds on a park bench – or to awaken a light sleeper. Lausanne, located on the shores of Lake Geneva, 62 km. northeast of the city of Geneva, is certainly an interesting tourist destination – and while there, be sure to check out its intriguing Olympic Museum and other attractions.


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Belleville hosts regional swimming championships Sports - It was a busy weekend at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, as close to 500 youth swimmers descended on Belleville, as for the first time ever the Belleville Youth Swim (BYST) team played host to the Eastern Ontario Swimming Association Short Course Regional Championships. The event ran from January 31 to February 2 at the Templeman Menninga Aquatic Centre. Competing against swimmers from across the province, Belleville Youth Swim Team athletes put together an especially strong showing on the final day of competition, and with an impressive string of results catapulted themselves from eighth to fifth in the final combined rankings. Katelyn Cairns, Melissa Dingle, Stephanie Cairns, Rafik Jiwa, Alexander Grant, Ashley Allaire, Mackenzie Latter and Jeremy Moher all medaled during the competition, and coach Brandon Oates said he was proud of the results put together by all 22 of the BYST swimmers who competed. “It’s wonderful, it’s amazing to see all their hard work pay off,” he said. “The big things I’ve been trying to instill here are discipline, commitment and work ethic. You get out what you put into it, and the culture we’re starting to build here is starting to show ... It’s

going to be a couple more years to really get to where we’re going but we’ve made tremendous improvements.” Belleville was able to host the event for the first time thanks to specific design decisions made when constructing the aquatics centre, such as an eight-lane pool. “It’s a great venue here, for a championship event like this we need eight lanes,” Oates said. “The fact that the city went ahead and built this pool ... we’re very lucky, a lot of communities don’t do this, and can’t hold meets. Peterborough is holding their regional championships right now, but they have to go to Bracebridge to host it.” Moving forward, the BYST is looking ahead to sending some of is athletes to even higher level competition later this year. BYST athletes Melissa Dingle, Katelyn Cairns and Stephanie Cairns have all qualified for the upcoming Swim Canada Eastern Canadian Swimming Championships in Windsor later this month, where they’ll compete against hundreds of the best youth swimmers in the country. All three of those athletes have also qualified for provincial competition, alongside Raik Jiwa and Alexander Grant. Also, Jiwa, Grant, Katie Morrison, Nate Shiers-Redhead, Mackenzie Latter, Lauren Taylor and Ashley Allaire have each

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Close to 500 youth swimmers attended the Eastern Ontario Swimming Association Short Course Regional Championships in Belleville this past weekend.

BYST athlete Thomas Butler surfaces for air during a boys 200-metre breaststroke race.

qualified for Swim Ontario’s Festivals competition for athletes age 13 and under. “When you’re approaching a championship meet the training aspect really comes into play,” Oates said, when asked what’s important for young swimmers to do to succeed at larger meets. “For the older ones, they’re training a little harder, but they back off training and rest a bit going into the meet. For the 12 and unders the key thing is to make sure that they’re aware of all the The competition attracted swimmers from across the province, with the Greater Ottawa Kingfish Swim Club taking the top little things, the skills and technical combined team title. Belleville finished in fifth out of over 20 attending clubs. aspects that allow them to shave off STORE HOURS: that time.” Mon to Fri 8am-10pm, Sat & Sun 8am-8pm

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Sports – Belleville – The stars were shining bright at Centennial Secondary School in Belleville Thursday night, as the best players in the region convened for a one night showcase of talent during the Bay of Quinte boys’ basketball all-star game. Kicking off the night of hoops action was a showcase between the two junior level all-star teams, Team Miller and Team Smith. Team Miller was represented by Christian Reid and Kyle Haig from East Northumberland Secondary School (ENSS), Jackson Cleave and Jack Goerke from Moira Secondary School (MSS), Colin Fleming and Brendan Fredericks from Nicholson Catholic College (NCC), Anthony Aylesworth and Jake McCaw from Quinte Secondary School (QSS), Kevin Wilson and Tyler Allison from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI), and Dan Siebenga and Cody MacGregor from

Quinte Christian (QC). On the other side of the court, Team Smith was represented by Can Hotton and Michael Parsons from Bayside Secondary School (BSS), Jarred Callahan and Thomas Jones from St. Theresa Secondary School (STSS), Brad Rylski and Andrew White from St. Paul’s Secondary School (SPSS), Cameron Clarke and Brandon Bradley from Centennial Secondary School (CSS), Allan Carruthers from Central Hastings Secondary School (CHSS) and Ander Merry and Justin Beatty from Trenton High School (THS). When the dust had settled, Team Miller came out ahead by a final score of 58-43. A balanced scoring attack for Team Miller was led by Brendan Fredericks who scored 11 points, while Anthony Aylesworth scored nine and Jack Goerke added eight. For Team Smith Brandon Bradley poured in 16 points to lead all scorers, while Cameron Clarke

QSS’s Dave Taylor tries to keep the ball from going out of bounds.

PECI’s Kevin Wilson backs down a defender during the Bay of Quinte boys’ basketball all-star game at Centennial. Photo: Steve Jessel

added eight and Brad Rylski scored six. Bradley and Kyle Haig were named Most Valuable Players of their respective teams. On the senior level, Team Farrell claimed a 60-57 victory over team Murray/Irvine, with Taylor Reddick being named team MVP after pouring in a game-high 22 points. Dave Taylor added 12 and Morgan Johnson scored 10 for Team Farrell, who were represented by Taylor Reddick and Morgan Johnson from PECI, Jack Goyer and Jake Brak from NCC, Dave Taylor and Colin Bain from

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Sports - In what has been the coldest winter for years around these parts, CBC reported that Lake Erie was about 90 percent frozen. What’s a paddler to do? Why, put on a toque, embrace the ice, and turn to curling of course. Sixteen teams, dressed in blue water themes, arrived at the club bright and early last Saturday to participate in the Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club’s 2nd annual fundraiser fun spiel. Furthest distances travelled go to Emily Malone of Belleville (studying in Australia and home for the “summer holidays”) and Megumi Kataoka, an international exchange student from Japan, getting an authentic Canadian winter experience. Each team got to play two four-end games in a non-traditional scoring event. After each end, the thirds drew an envelope that contained instructions for scoring that end. For example, it might say only those rocks outside the house scored a point each. This type of scoring eliminates the advantage between experienced curlers and absolute rookies: fundraisers are all about supporting a cause after all. Between games there were other antics, such as a Toonie Toss for a bottle of Wiser’s, a draw to the prize baskets, a Chinese auction for some premium tequila, team photos, and a fabulous curler’s brunch by Deb Baldasaro. Throughout the day, participants mapped and sculled the silent auction table, placing bids on a wide variety of treasure and booty. Robin Pilon, this year’s event coordinator, explained that the goal this day was to raise $6,500. The funds would be used to purchase safety equipment, as well as gear for youth. Although the club has several boats in its inventory, it wants to purchase some kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. The ultimate aim is to attract more youth to the club to build a racing and recreational environment. From a modest membership of less than ten when the dream began the club increased its membership to 50 by the end of last season. The learnto-row program will begin this month and anyone interested in spending a great summer on the water can get more information on the club’s

(Right) Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club bonspiel winning team the Bluebirds: Skip Kristie Meiklejohn, Vice Mary Meiklejohn, Robin Pilon event coordinator, Second Annette Bumstead, and Lead Nancy Archer. Photo: Harry Kranenburg

Facebook page. Now back to the curling. When the final rock had been swept and the scoring envelope opened, the “Bluebirds” held a commanding lead and walked away with the trophy and gift baskets for each member. This team also won the Spirit Award, awarded for team spirit, enthusiasm, and in keeping with the blue theme. Thanks to all who

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With fresh snow forming a picturesque background, Jake Golton and his six-dog team headed for the finish line at the end of the six-dog, ten-mile run to Milk Run Road and back, held on Sunday morning. Photo: Judy Backus By Judy Backus

Entertainment – Marmora - SnoFest celebrated 36 years on the weekend of January 31 to February 2 when crowds of mushers and observers arrived at the fairgrounds and other venues around town for a wintry weekend filled with fun. It truly was a snow event this year with the trails boasting a hefty covering of the white stuff and plenty of it in evidence at the fairgrounds as well. It all began at the Community Centre on Friday evening with the opening ceremonies during which MP Daryl Kramp expressed thanks to those who make the annual event possible, pointing to the younger generation stepping in to carry on with Jen Bennett as the new Chair. Kramp, in speaking to the mushers,

commented, “You have come to a warm, warm, friendly place. The weather may be a little fresh and chilly in some cases, but the hearts of the people here are absolutely magnificent. Have yourself a wonderful time. Take advantage of every activity - there is something for everyone.” Bennett welcomed all, going on to thank Celebrate Ontario, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Community Futures for grants which she said had “brought it up a notch this year.” Community support and sponsors were also mentioned, with Bennett pointing to a banner at the back of the room, which listed them all. Marmora & Lake Reeve Terry Clemens, introduced by emcee Bruce Cook as “our good old Reeve”, extended thanks

to all volunteers and board members. The evening went ahead with the well-attended Marmora’s Got Talent, which attracted two entries in the 13 and under category and nine in the over 13 classification. Judges Paul Speight, Luke Mercer and Hynze Bryans had their jobs cut out for them in determining the winners, who provided entertainment ranging from classical and country music to humour and rap. Speight commented on the outstanding talent, saying the judges had a tough job making a decision, as all contestants were “within fractions of one another.” First place in the 13 and under category went to Deanna Collier, with Kayla Carman in second. Matthew Rivera, Anne Marie McGregor and the DeJong family of eight violinists were

first, second and third in the older division. The races began the following day with teams from across Ontario and one from each of Quebec and New York State participating in a total of eight dog-related events, which ranged over the course of the snowy weekend from sprints and skijoring to a 20-mile run to Malone and back. As always there were many other activities and events for all to enjoy both at the fairgrounds and around town, among them, an ice water rescue demonstration by members of the local fire department, the Back of Cordova curling bonspiel, the annual Artistic Expressions display and sale, and Who’s Growing Locally with its wide array of goods, both edible

and otherwise, all produced nearby. There was entertainment for the children with Saturday’s Kidz Zone, which provided both indoor and outdoor fun ranging from mime, face painting and storytelling, to music, hot chocolate and time spent sliding down a man-made hill. Sunday featured the impressive talents of Circus Jonathan Seglins, of Toronto, who provided two 20-minute interactive and very entertaining outdoor shows on Sunday, which had appeal not only for the children who sat in colourful chairs to enjoy the juggling, balancing and other feats, but also for the parents who stood nearby watching the show. Between performances, Circus John donned a pair of very tall stilts, Please see “Let” on page B2

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joyed at the Legion breakfasts as well as at the Curling Club and on the fairgrounds, with a luncheon held at Saint Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church.

Chainsaw carver, Levi Caya of Campbellford, who has been perfecting his craft over the past five years, set up shop on the bandstand where he worked on a bear, while onlookers had the opportunity to purchase other pieces of work or buy tickets on a draw for one of three carvings with the proceeds going to SnoFest. Saturday night featured a silent auction at the Community Centre along with the annual banquet catered by members of the Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club, followed by entertainment provided by the Toronto based band, Running Red Lights. The group played again the next day following the awards ceremony when many gathered to receive

trophies, ribbons and congratulations from Race Marshall Shane Cox, who managed to participate in two races himself, winning the 20-mile event. Bennett commented prior to the presentations, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to thank everyone who came out this weekend. We braved this great Canadian weather and saw lots of gorgeous dogs ... I hope we can continue to improve this festival for years to come.â&#x20AC;? She also mentioned Running Red Lights, saying the group had been â&#x20AC;&#x153;a huge hit.â&#x20AC;? Shortly after the closing, the parking lot emptied, with This hungry team from Sprucedale, Ontario, enjoyed a tasty snack, gobbling up the goodies in record tired dogs and owners head- time before heading out onto the trails in a four-mile trophy race held on Sunday. Photo: Judy Backus ing home on snowy roads. Results of all the races can be found online at

Four-year-old Mason Richter of Wooler has been practising for the Little Nippersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; race with his dog Bailey almost every day over the past four weeks. His efforts were rewarded with a third-place finish in a field of 15. A draw, for a handcrafted sled by Dave Moore, held at the closing ceremonies later that day, was won by Annika Young. Photo: Judy Backus

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Three-year-old Kathryn Bailey had a chance to get to know one of the many sled dogs in attendance, this one being Suska, who travelled all the way from Richfield Springs in New York FTSto run in ES'I the annual races. Photo: N Judy TINBackus

Chainsaw carver, Levi Caya, of Campbellford attracted a crowd who watched as he worked to create the head of a bear using skills he has honed over the past 13 years, five of those making use of a chainsaw. Several of his works were for sale, while three others, an owl, a wolf head, and an eagle head, were up for raffle, with the proceeds going to support SnoFest. Photo: Judy Backus

Astronomer’s presentation to seniors out of this world

Helen Simpson was among the residents of Island Park Retirement Community, in Campbellford, who was eager to learn about the night sky, galaxies and more from John Cameron, of the Peterborough Astronomical Association. Cameron brought along several telescopes as well as some videos for residents to view. Photo: Sue Dickens

News – Campbellford – A special guest whose presentation was out of this world kept his audience thanking their lucky stars for his expertise. Mixing some mythology with facts discovered through astronomy, John Cameron of the Peterborough Astronomical Association spoke to seniors at Island Park Retirement Community about what might be out there beyond our world we know here on earth. “Space is not empty it is very full,” he told the residents during his talk which included a couple of videos, one showing an eclipse of the sun. The videos were by Canadian amateur astronomer Andrea Gaddas, which gave the residents an opportunity for armchair travel to the night sky and galaxies beyond. “I’ve always been interested with what’s outside our own little earth, what’s out there,” said Bill McMechan, who with his wife Rosemary has taken up residence at Island Park short-term. “I’ve always wanted to somehow be able to understand distances . . . like a light year,” he added, after the presenta-

tion. Another resident Helen Simpson posed a question to Cameron. “When I look out my window, overlooking the river, not the canal side, I’ll see the moon and in the left hand corner there is always a very bright light . . . what is that light?” “It could be a satellite, or a star, or even a reflection in the atmosphere,” said Cameron, who after learning Simpson sees it every night provided a more definitive answer. “It’s probably a planet and at this time of year it’s probably Jupiter,” he replied. “I learned about a lot of things that are happening in the sky that we don’t take notice of,” said Simpson later, an opinion echoed by others who attended the event. The room where the presentation was held was filled with large photographs of stars and comets and galaxies, adding to the material provided by Cameron. “Canada, France and Hawaii (C-F-H) went together on a very large telescope that looks out into the night sky and these are some of the images that have

Dinosaurs Roar gets township boost sponsoring supporters. Council agreed to support the popular exhibition with a $500 bronze advertisement in the Reptile News, a supplement the zoo has published every summer that reaches

over 300,000 readers. “It’s a pretty big thing,” AsphodelNorwood Mayor Doug Pearcy said of the exhibition which is returning for a third summer in a row at the award-winning zoo on Highway 7 in the township. “It brings money into the township [and] it’s been growing all the time,” Deputy-mayor Joe Crowley added. “I think we should continue what we’ve done in the past.” “There are a lot of non-AsphodelNorwood people who manage to get that far into Asphodel-Norwood,” Councillor Mary Hay said. “It’s a good place to put the ‘come live with us’ flavour of Asphodel-Norwood and get it out there,” Hay said. Popular and successful, the exhibition of life-like animatronic dinosaurs has been a hit with all ages. The display, which helps raise funds for an enclosure to house three rare saltThe Township of Asphodel-Norwood will once again be a sponsor of the Di- water crocodiles the zoo has been given, nosaurs Roar exhibition that will take place at the Indian River Reptile Zoo is set up along the 44-acre zoo’s hillside this summer. Photo: Bill Freeman nature trails.

In the wild the “saltys” can grow to 20 feet in length; at the zoo they are expected to reach more than 16 feet. There were 13 dinosaurs on display last summer with Tyron, the 5,000-pound, 40-foot-long and 19-foottall roaring and moving T-Rex earning more rave reviews. There will be 13 dinosaurs at the zoo, nearly doubling last year’s exhibition. “When we get people here we teach them about reptiles; that’s the idea behind the dinosaurs, to help save living reptiles today,” says Reptile Zoo curator Bry Loyst. The Indian River Reptile Zoo is Canada’s only registered not-for-profit accredited reptile facility and Loyst relishes the opportunity to talk to the general public about reptiles and reptile conservation. One of the unique additions to last year’s exhibition was the three-toed, two-legged Giganotosaurus. Dinosaurs Roar 2014 will run from May 31 until September 7.

website suggests the following be kept in mind while snowmobiling: Wind Chill: Wind chill occurs when the temperature drops below the actual thermometer reading due to wind and/ or the forward momentum of a fast moving sled. Wind chill exposes you to severe cold, which in turn can cause hypothermia. Wind-proof outer garments, extra layers and a balaclava will offer some protection, but keep your face shield down to prevent wind burn and to protect your skin and eyes. Ride Safe: Please follow the nationally approved snowmobile hand signals to ensure safety on the trails for everyone. Practice Zero Alcohol: Alcohol is involved in over 70% of snowmobiling fatalities. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair your perception, slow your reaction time and limit your ability to control your sled at that critical moment when your life is in the balance. Operating your sled under the influence of alcohol is punishable under the Criminal Code of Canada. If convicted of driving a snowmobile while impaired,

you will lose all driving privileges (car, truck, motorcycle, off-road vehicles and snowmobile). Therefore if you drink and ride both your driver’s license and insurability are at risk. Night Riding: Nine out of ten fatalities, occur after dark. Slow down, don’t overdrive your headlights. Becoming disoriented or lost is much more likely at night. Wear outer clothing with reflective trim on the arms, back and helmet. Never ride alone at night. Always dress in your full snowmobiling outfit even if your intended destination is just next door. Please do your part and make safety part of your preparation and planning for any day on the trails.

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Snowmobilers rescued from Rice Lake Island

News – Rice Lake – On Sunday, Feb. 2 at 7:14 p.m. Northumberland Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call for assistance from an island on Rice Lake where three people reported running out of gas while snowmobiling. OPP and Hamilton Township Fire Department (HFD) received the call for assistance from three males who reported that they had run out of gas on Rice Lake and had walked to Spook Island between Gores Landing and Harwood.  They were dressed appropriately for the weather however they were seeking assistance getting back to shore. Officers activated emergency lights and sirens from Gores Landing and all three made it safely to shore by walking across the ice and will be recovering their sleds

during daylight hours. No one was injured. The following safety tips are strongly recommended by OPP: always wear a helmet; only travel on trails which are groomed and posted as open; when travelling on frozen water surfaces make sure that the ice is strong enough to support you and your snowmobile; watch out for open water around docks and shorelines that may be caused by operating bubblers; be cognizant that lower water levels have caused normally submerged hazards such as rocks to now be exposed; be aware that blowing and drifting snow may make it difficult to see docks; travel only at posted speed limits – don’t speed and only operate snowmobiles that you are familiar with. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC)


been gathered,” he said. The C-F-H observatory hosts a world-class, 3.6 meter optical/infrared telescope and is located atop the summit of Mauna Kea, a 4,200-meter, dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. “They take several hundred frames and put them into a computer and pick the best ones,” he explained. Cameron also told the residents about an area south of Kaladar on Hwy. 41 called the Lennox and Addington dark sky area, “the most southerly dark sky site in Ontario,” explaining that light pollution from cities and towns is a big

problem for astronomers. Cameron brought several telescopes and some books as well as a Canadian magazine called Nightwatch with him too. “I’ve always been fascinated by the night sky, ever since I was a kid,” he told the Trent Hills Independent. “Now people are talking about exoplanets around stars out in space. The theory is if we have stars and planets there must be other places like earth out there,” he concluded, giving residents plenty to think about including the age-old question - is there life out there?

Lying to a conservation officer proves costly News - A Northumberland County resident has been fined $1,500 for illegally hunting a cow moose. Andrew Bull pleaded guilty to harvesting a cow moose when he was licensed to harvest only a calf moose. Court heard that on October 25, 2013, a conservation officer contacted Bull at a hunt camp during the moose hunting season in the Municipality of Marmora and Lake in Hastings County. Bull stated he had shot and killed a calf moose on October 22, 2013. The officer later inspected the moose’s head and determined it was that of a cow moose, not a calf. The moose meat was seized and donated to charity. Justice of the Peace Deanne Chapelle heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Belleville, on January 21, 2014. In order to hunt a bull or cow moose, a hunter must have an adult moose validation tag in addition to a moose hunting licence. For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the Fall 2013-2014 Hunting Regulations Summary, available at To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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BELLEVILLE Volunteer drivers needed Thursdays from 12:30-3:30pm to provide transportation to seniors attending our Activity Group in Belleville. Join us for the afternoon, participate in the activities and help serve tea, coffee and snacks. To register: Sandy at 613-969-0130 Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., St. Columba Presbyterian Church, 520 Bridge St E, Belleville for those suffering from overeating, food obsession, under-eating, or bulimia. No dues or fees for members. Info: Susan at 613-471-0228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or visit Thursday, February 13, 10:3011:30 a.m., Musical Gifts Series presented by Rick Penner. Free program. Gallery One, third floor of the Belleville Public Library. Info: 613-968-6731 x2240 or e-mail Luncheon, Wednesday, February 12, 12 -2pm, 290 Bridge St W Belleville $12. Sponsored by Belleville Christian Women’s Club. Music. Guest speaker. Free nursery, Reservations, call Darlene 613-961-0956 February 13, Alice the Moose in the Land Between: The Biodiversity Project at Township of Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Road, 7 pm. Free of charge, donations accepted. All are welcome. Info: 613-391-9034 or info@ Ostomy Group Belleville meets at Loyalist Collage Business and Development Centre, second Thursday of each month except July-Aug. Belleville Chapter Shout Sister Choir practices Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. We do not audition and learn our music by ear. All levels of singers welcome. Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E, Belleville. The Schizophrenia Support Services support meetings. Every second Wednesday of the month, 7- 8:30pm. Canadian Mental Health Association Offices, 199 Front St., Belleville. For info call, Sara MacDonald (613)888-5322. Quinte Seniors Euchre Club meets at the Parkdale Community Centre every Mon. at 1:30 pm. Everyone 50 plus welcome. Cost $3.00 includes door prize, 50/50 draw and euchre score prizes Diners Club Belleville: Every Tuesday from 12noon until 2:00pm, Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville. Info: 613-969-0130 Belleville Legion: Friday, February 7, Canteen open 4 - 7 pm. Meat Rolls, Horse Races and 50/50 - 5 - 6:30 pm. DJ and Karaoke with Gerald Healey 6:30 - 10:30 pm Family Concert: Mozart Flights of Fancy, Belleville Public Library, Sat. Februray 8, 11a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tickets $5 (all ages). Refreshments to follow. Belleville Brain Tumour Support Group meets monthly on the second Wed.,7:30 p.m., Eastminster United Church. If you or someone you know has been affected by a brain tumour come join us. Trillium 2000 Seniors Club at 75 St. Paul St., Belleville. Tuesday: cribbage; Wednesday: euchre; Thursday: carpet bowling and shuffleboard; Friday: darts. Cribbage 3rd Sunday of month. All start at 1 p.m. Open to all seniors 50 and over. The ANAF Unit 201 Pipes and Drums is recruiting members. Free lessons and Band practices are at the ANAF Unit 201 (upper Floor) 187 Front St, Belleville, Tuesday nights from 630-830pm. All are welcome. For info:

of each month, Civic Centre, Hastings. MARMORA Soup, sandwiches, salad, dessert, coffee, EUCHRE Fridays, 7 p.m.,Deloro Hall. tea and juice. Everyone welcome Please bring light lunch. (Organized by February 12, 6:00 PM, Accessibility Marmora Crowe Valley Lions) Works Workshop. Learn and Ask quesMarmora Blood Pressure Clinic: CODRINGTON tions about Ontario’s Accessibility Laws Tuesday, Feb 11. Caressant Care Common Codrington Library open Tuesday, and what your business can do to meet the Room, 58 Bursthall St,, 9:30 to 11:00 AM. provincial goal. No fee, pre-registration 2-5 pm; Thursday 9:30-11:30 am; Friday Open to seniors and adults with physical required. Contact: 705-653-1551 5-8 pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm. disabilities 2nd Wednesday of the month, HAVELOCK First Fridays Open Mike, February Codrington Women’s Institute 7:15 pm, 7, 7PM at Marmora and Area Curling Club, Havelock’s Wellness Program at Codrington Community Centre the Town Hall, 8 Mathison St. in Havelock, 2 Crawford Drive. Come and perform or Curious About Codrington & Area from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm every Tuesday just enjoy the music. No Charge. History? Join us Wed. Feb. 12, 7:30 pm, and Thursday. 10-11 exercise and 11-12 Marmora Diners: Wednesday, Feb Codrington Centre. Speaker: Dan Buch- various activities. Call (705)778-7831 12. Marmora and District Community anan, local historian. Refreshments, Door Centre (Arena), Victoria Ave. Lunch at BRIGHTON Prize, Fun! WI ROSE Program: Info: Havelock Legion: Mondays, LA 12:00 noon. Bring your own plate, cup, Bingo. Doors open 5:30 pm, Early Bird 7 Callanetics Class: Stretch of 613-392-9450. pm. Fun Darts start 1 pm. Saturdays, Meat and cutlery. Open to seniors and adults Yoga, strength of ballet. Fridays, 10 a.m. with physical disabilities. Roll start 3 pm. All Welcome at Trinity-St. Andrews United Church, 56 COLBORNE Marmora Legion Meat Roll and Prince Edward St. Brighton. Call Gail to The Colborne Art Gallery is pleased MADOC musical entertainment, Feburay 8 register 613-967-4447. to present “Vessels”, January 25 through Madoc AM Indoor Walk: Mon, Wed, Crowe Lake Pike “Catch ’n Keep” Apple Route Grannies meet the sec- March 2. For info: Barbara Buntin at 372ond Saturday of each month, Trinity-St. 8535, and Fri, 9:45-10:45 AM. PM Indoor Walk: ice fishing derby,Sunday Feb. 16, 7am to Mon, Tues, Fri, 6:45-7:45 PM. Centre 4pm. Registration and weigh in at “Chris’ Andrew’s United Church Hall, Prince Edward St, 9 a.m. Supporting the Stephen Play Group, hosted by Northumber- Hastings Secondary School, 129 Elgin St. Live Bait” 613-472-2832 on Hwy 7 east Lewis Foundation African Grannies. Info: land Cares for Children, Colborne Public Open to seniors and adults with physical of Marmora. Derby coinciding with MNR School, 8 Alfred St. Colborne, Fridays, disabilities. and OFAH. No fishing licence needed! 613-475-5260. 10 a.m. to noon. Info: Cheryl McMurray Registration fee is $10.00 adults & kids Madoc Market Vendors Association No Grain Baker (Gluten Free Baking): 905-885-8137 ext.209. Share the Love Vendors Show, Ivanhoe under 12 yrs free. Tasty and informative workshop. Join Author Ann Preston for a Gluten Free Colborne Library Storytime pro- Hall, Hwy 62, February 8 and 9, 10am to MOIRA Cooking Workshop. Thursday, February 13, gram for children 2-5 years. Thursdays at 4pm.. Vendors, Lunch (provided by Founda11:00am This free program introduces the tions), 50/50 Draw, “Kiss-ing Booth. Info: Moira Cemetery Annual Plot Hold6-8pm, Community Care Northumberland’s Activity Room, Brighton Fee: $5.00. To world of books to your children. To regis- Laurie 613-968-0678 or ers meeting, Feb.12, 7:30 pm, Moira Hall ter call 905 357-3722 or drop by (library 29 Carson Rd. register call Gail, 613-475-4190 hours: Mon. 3-8, Tues. & Thurs. 11-8, “For the Love of a Song” Feb. 14, Carman United Church Valentine’s Fri. & Sat. 11-4). Valentines Dinner with musical entertain- NORWOOD Spaghetti Dinner, February 8, 6–7:30 pm Men’s Social Group, Tuesdays at ment. St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, Norwood Legion: Wing Night Adults $10.00, Child $5.00. Cake DecoratCommunity Care Northumberland, 11 115 Durham St. N., 7 pm. $20 per person. Thursdays, from 4:30pm. Meat Draws ing & Games night too. Fun for all ages. King St. E. Colborne, 10-11 a.m. Info: Tickets purchased in advance until Feb. 10. Fridays from 5 p.m. Info: 613-475-4840. 905-355-2989. Contact 613-473-4124 or 613-473-2931 TWITTER WEEK in Brighton Public P.E. COUNTY Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings, Madoc Diners: Monday, Feb 10, St Library! February 10-14. Have questions Consecon Legion Breakfast now about it, we will help you get started. Con- Wednesdays, 11-noon, Prospect House, 1 John’s Anglican Church Hall, 115 Durham available, 7 days a week from 7 am - 11am. Elgin Street (at King), Colborne, www. St N. Lunch at 12:00 noon. Bring your tact Sharon the Library for info. own plate, cup, and cutlery. Open to seniors Everyone Welcome Every Wednesday: “Supper’s and adults with physical disabilities. Continued on page B11 Ready” at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United FOXBORO Church. Warm food, warm welcome, FEB 14, 1 to 3:30, Emmanuel United free to all. From 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Church, 458 Ashley St, Foxboro, “Fun & Games Day” (euchre, crokinole, many CAMPBELLFORD board games, etc.). Entry and games are TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), free. Door and game prizes. Free tea every Wednesday, St. Andrews Presbyte- and coffee. Sales tables. Box-lunch. Info: rian Church, 17 Ranney St. S. (side door). Phyllis at 613 962 7823 or Barb at 613 Weigh-ins 5:30-6:00 p.m. Meetings 6:00- 966 1515 or Bev at 613 969 1312, 6:30 p.m. Join any time. All welcome. FootCare Clinic- 1st Fri, 2nd and FRANKFORD 3rd Thurs Each Month Royal Canadian Frankford Lions Moonshot Bingo, Legion. VON offers Basic, Advanced and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Club Bingo, Every Diabetic Foot Care (Fee for Service). For Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Bid Euchre Wednesappointment call the VON at 1-888-279- days, 1pm. Everyone Welcome 4866 ex 5346 Frankford Lions Hall, Moonshot Community Diners, Feb 13, Euchre, Wednesdays 1p.m. Stanwood United Church,13th Line E, Sunday Worship Service and SunStanwood, 12pm. Cost is $ 9. Info: Sarah, day School at Frankford United Church 705-696-3891 10:30 am. All are Welcome! Walking and Exercise Program, Alcoholics Anonymous Keep Tuesdays and Fridays 10 am. St. John’s It Simple Group, 8 pm every Thursday at United Church, 50 Bridge St. W., Camp- Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, 60 bellford. Trent St. N. (rear), Frankford. Info: www. Getting the most out of life with or 1-866-951-3711 Chronic Conditions, free 6 week workshop, Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) In person at 250 Sidney St., Belleville (behind Avaya) Island Park Retirement Residence, Feb. Weekly Meetings, Wednesday Evenings, 13-Mar. 20, 2pm. Pre-registration required. 7-8 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Call by Feb. 6. 1-866-971-5545. 60 North Trent St. Frankford. For more RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS Probus Club of Trent Hills Monthly information call Fern 613-3952345 Meeting, 2nd Wednesday of each month, ADS FROM ADS FROM 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, St. John’s United GRAFTON Church. Membership open to men and Grafton Horticultural So2nd WEEK 2nd WEEK women. Info: 705-653-1250. 50 Bridge ciety: February 11, St. Andrew’s United oFF St. W., Campbellford Church, Old Station Rd. Grafton. Social Learn the Art of Taoist Tai Chi - networking at 7 p.m., General meeting at classes available throughout the week, 7:30. Mini show – Photography. Guest Community Resource Centre 65 Bridge Speaker. Refreshments. Everyone WelSt, Campbellford, Join at anytime. Info: come. 705 696 1841 or 705 243 5216. HASTINGS Every Monday, 7 p.m. Campbellford Citizen’s Choir meets at Senior Citizen’s Salvation Army Lunch, 11:30AM – 1:00PM on the 2nd and the 4th Friday

Foot Care every Tuesday, starts at 9am, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Belleville. VON offers Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care (Fee). Call 613-3924181 for appointment. Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Friday, 10 a.m. Calvary Temple, corner of Wallbridge Loyalist and Hwy 2 West. Contact Dianne 613-392-0081. Open Door Café - Every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E, Belleville. There is no cost for this hot meal however donations are gratefully accepted. For more info: 613 969-5212.

Building. All welcome Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Fun Darts. All Welcome. Campbellford Legion Branch 103, 34 Bridge St W 705-653-2450




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My Theatre tickles the funny-bone again! By Kate Everson

Entertainment - Trenton Love, Sex and the CIA is My Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest performance that is sure to tickle your funny-bone. Jon Trachtman (played by Devon Bird) and Leslie Arthur (Jim West) are out-of-work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as a married couple (Leslie is a man). The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service (Floyd played by Steve Edwards) informs the couple theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be investigated. Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiancĂŠe, Kate (Brittney Grier). Complicating matters further Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back. Jonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother Vivian (director Bev Roy) drops in unexpectedly to meet her sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiancĂŠe, and Leslieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ex-girlfriend Connie

(Simone Portelli) shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see her anymore. Meanwhile the landlord Jensen (Robert Davidson) is getting mighty suspicious about what is actually going on in the apartment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is like a cross between I Love Lucy and Some Like it Hot!â&#x20AC;? says director Bev Roy. Roy is pleased to be back in Trentonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s My Theatre group for another season, having accepted the position of Artistic Director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been rehearsing for two months,â&#x20AC;? Roy says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a difficult time keeping a straight face.â&#x20AC;? She says being a director and one of the actors takes its toll. She memorizes her lines while listening to a CD while driving or doing the dishes at home. If anyone forgets their lines on stage there is no prompter.

The actors pose for the play: Jim West, Simone Portelli, Robert Davidson, Steve Edwards, Bev Roy, Brittney Grier and Devon Bird. Photo: Kate Everson

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If someone stumbles on their lines, the other actors will pick it up for them,â&#x20AC;? she says. The show runs from February 27 and 28 through March 1, 2 (matinee at 2

p.m.), 7, 8, 9 (matinee), 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 available online at the web site <mytheatrequinte. ca> or call 613-392-7635. Opening night specials are available.

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more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in the blood. On Friday, January 31 at 10:50 p.m. OPP had set up on County Road 9 and County Road 10 in the Municipality of Port Hope when they observed at blue 2008 Ford Ranger travelling north on County Road 10 that had stopped a short distance away from the spot check. The officer who approached the vehicle found the lone male driver to be confused and showing signs of alcohol consumption. The officer conducted an investigation and eventually arrested the male for impaired driving and took him for breath tests. J o s h u a Benjamin Blakely, 28 from Gores Landing is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in the blood. Both accused have been released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on Wednesday, February 19 at 9:30 a.m. Each of the accused had their driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicles impounded for seven. Impaired driving remains the leading cause of criminal death in Canada. R0012514403


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Heart disease and stroke costs the Canadian economy more than $20.9 billion every year in physician services, hospital costs, lost wages and decreased productivity (Conference Board of Canada, 2010).

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Up to 40,000 cardiac arrests occur each year in Canada. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one cardiac arrest every 12 minutes. Without rapid and appropriate treatment, most of these cardiac arrests will result in death. Thousands of lives could be saved through public access to automated external defibrillators. As many as 85% of all cardiac arrests occur in homes and public places (Vaillancourt & Stiell, 2004). After more than 12 minutes of ventricular fibrillation, the survival rate from cardiac arrest is less than 5% (Hazinski et al, 2004). For every 1 minute delay in defibrillation, the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim decreases by 7% to 10% (Larsen et al, 1993). Combined with CPR, the use of an AED may increase the likelihood of survival by 75% or more (Weisfeldt et al, 2010).


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Elizabeth Lenore "Betty" Sharp (Née Weaver) September 12, 1919 - January 16, 2014 I lived a long, interesting and healthy life, but on January 16, just before midnight, it became my turn to sail into the unknown. I fought hard, but my body simply could not recover after my recent hip surgery. I was the last surviving member of my immediate family -- brothers Gerald, Howard and Bill, and sisters Aura and Marion. We grew up in Trenton, Ontario and were a close and lively family. I remember how our family coped during the Depression, and the impact that these hard times had on our characters. But mostly, I remember the good times -- each of us playing the piano, and learning to voice our own opinions and to think about challenging subjects. We subscribed to several duplicate morning newspapers so that we would all have a chance to read of the events and issues of the day. My family loved our evening discussions about world and local affairs. As a sixteen year old, during a polio scare, my older brothers and I took care of Bill and Marion on an isolated but beautiful plot of land on Lake Ontario. That adventurous summer in a tent was the beginning of a longstanding tradition of family uniting at the lake. I attended Queen's University in Kingston, and during that time met my husband, Frederick Sharp. I shared my life with him and our five children, John, Brenda, Richard, Barbara and Elizabeth, as well as our precious dogs, Lucky, Rosie and Maxie. Though I was an extremely busy wife and mother I was determined to complete my degree as I had left Queen's to marry Freddie. I was pleased and proud when Freddie and all the children attended my graduation after passing that final French course! On the home front, I was the activity coordinator of the music, swimming, baseball, golf, skiing and tennis lessons for my five children. I wanted each of my children to grow up able to think independently and to be responsible for themselves. Being a parent during the tumultuous sixties and seventies was challenging but we were always able to come back together after both the good times and the bad. We moved frequently over the years, and lived in Trenton, Calgary, Ottawa (at different times), London Ontario, Winnipeg, England, and the states of Washington, Maine and Colorado. For twenty five years, I hosted and attended countless luncheons, dinner parties and official functions. Later, after Freddie retired from the Armed Forces, we moved permanently to our cottage on Lake Ontario near Brighton. We had always kept our family connections to my brothers and sisters and their children by returning regularly to our cottage. I loved being Aunt Betty to all my nieces and nephews. My children lived in different cities and countries but Freddie and I did our best to ensure their families could reconnect at the lake. And they did, year after year. The lake became the heart of my family's existence. I was so happy whenever I sailed my little sunfish on sunny, windy afternoons, and when I slipped into the water for my daily swims along the shore. In the evenings, my family carried on the tradition of discussing the issues of the day or trying to come up with answers to unanswerable questions about our universe. Many parties full of music, dance and laughter highlighted the summers, including family weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. After Freddie died in 1992, I learned how to live on my own. I kept up our tradition of going to North Palm Beach in the winter, and continued to enjoy my friends there. The rest of the year I lived at the lake, and my family and friends would join me there for many good times. I always kept a good book at my side, read the newspaper every morning and went for long walks. Almost every day I played my organ and gazed out over the lake to ponder the big questions and the small. I also traveled with my sister and others to places such as Italy, France, England, Cuba and Alaska. Freddie and I were able to travel all over the world before he died, for business and pleasure, and I did not want to give that up. In 2010 I was crushed and overwhelmed by the death of my dear daughter Barbara. Nothing prepared me for her death and I never got over it. Yet looking back over nearly 100 years I am very grateful for an interesting, rewarding and fun time on earth. But when the end approached, I was ready to sail on. I will be buried beside Freddie and Barbara at Mount Evergreen Cemetery, outside Trenton, Ontario. My children and grandchildren (Sariya, Alexander, Alexa, Michael, Adam, Casey and Justin) will have a celebration of my life at the lake in July 2014. The details will be announced on the Weaver Family Funeral Home's website In lieu of flowers, donations in my memory can be made at this site to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Wildlife Federation or directly to the charity of your choice. CL430290

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of Brighton entered in to rest at the Trenton Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 27th, 2014 at age 77 years. Dear daughter of the late Michael Martin and the late Anna (Simon). Loving wife of Frank Schneider. Loved mother of Susan and her husband Rick Demanins of Guelph, and Ken Schneider of Brighton. Predeceased by her sister Elizabeth Hofmann. Sadly missed by her granddaughter Brooke. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make donations in Rose’s memory are asked to consider Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements in care of the Brighton Funeral Home. CL430294

LENNA BAKER of Brighton

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Peacefully with her family by her side at her home in Novar on Monday January 27, 2014 in her 99th year. Lenna Baker (nee Snider), beloved wife of the late Charles Morgan "Mike" Baker. Dear mother of Danny Baker (Brenda Webb) and the late Marlene Bousfield (late Bill "Boo" Bousfield) Loving grandmother of Karen and John Harding, Susan and Jamie Riggs, great grandmother of Jake Harding, Taylor Harding, Jessica Riggs, Catherine Josephine "CJ" Vrenjak and Kaeleb Vrenjak Lenna is predeceased by her brother Ted Snider and will be fondly remembered by her sister Norma Hamilton, nephews: Phil, Pete, Steve and their families; nieces: Nancy, Mary and their families; her other relatives and friends. A service to celebrate the life of the late Lenna Baker will be conducted at the SmithfieldCarman United Church in Brighton, Ontario at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Opatovsky Funeral Home - Dempster Chapel, 210 Ontario Street in Burk's Falls. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.



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Kaladar: 2 bedroom apartment, heated, fridge and stove, $450/month. First and last required. Available immediately. Call 613-336-9429.



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Procter & Gamble is currently seeking highly motivated and goal-oriented individuals with a commitment to safety and total quality to join our diverse operating teams in our manufacturing facility in Belleville.

81 Dundas St.West, Trenton ON K8V 3P4 613-392-9157

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We offer successful applicants a permanent position with a competitive total compensation package and challenging opportunities for personal growth and development. A minimum grade 12 education or equivalent is required. Electrical/mechanical skills through practical experience/ education are definite assets.

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

The Municipality of Centre Hastings 2014 SEASONAL SUMMER PARKS MAINTENANCE, AQUATIC, CAMP, AND TOURISM BOOTH STAFF Applications are being taken for the following part-time seasonal positions; Skate Park Supervisor, Assistant Supervisors, Canteen Staff, Parks Maintenance/ Rental Shack Staff, Ball Diamond/ Grass Cutter (Ivanhoe), Grass Cutter (Moira), Pool Manager, Aquatic Instructors/ Guards, Sports Camp Coordinator, Camp Leaders, Tourism Coordinator Please submit your resume, covering letter, and copies of current/ pertinent qualifications (aquatic applicants) by: 12:00 noon February 21, 2014, to: Municipality of Centre Hastings Attention: J. Bitton 7 Furnace St, Box 900, Madoc, On K0K 2K0 email: Website:

Apply Online: Apply online at the Careers section of the Use the Search tool to find Job #MFG00004169 Complete the personal information, including your e-mail address. Attach your detailed resumé, answer pre-screening questions and submit.


Second Step: You will be asked to complete an online assessment. This assessment must be completed in order to be considered further in the recruiting process. To be considered for these positions you must complete and submit both steps of the on-line application by 6:00pm, Friday, February 14, 2014. We thank all applicants, however only those under consideration will be notified by telephone. Successful applicants will be subject to a background check.


The County of Prince Edward is an island community on the shores of Lake Ontario with a proud United Empire Loyalist heritage. Boasting beautiful beaches and a unique rural landscape, the County offers serene country living. Our strong agricultural roots, thriving tourism attractions, renowned regional cuisine, and growing wine industry combine to offer a unique and unmatched quality of life.

Our Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the following positions; Compliance Supervisor Instrumentation & Integration Technician/Operator

For further detail on these positions, please visit our website at We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer and support applicants with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process. Please email your request or call (613) 476-2148 ext. 223. The personal information being collected will be used in accordance with The Municipal Act and The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and shall only be used in the selection of a suitable candidate.

SUMMER JOB: BOAT LAUNCH ATTENDANT Quinte Conservation is seeking one individual to: • Provide daily and seasonal parking passes • Balance daily receipts and provide an accounting of receipts to head office • Keep boat launch area free of litter JOB DETAILS This job is located at Deerock Lake Conservation Area. There is an hourly wage of $11.14 for a 35-hour work week. This summer position with Quinte Conservation is 9 weeks in length between July 1, 2014 and August 29, 2014. For a complete description please visit the Jobs and Tenders page of the website, HOW TO APPLY • Apply by email with cover letter and resume to Colleen Reid, HR Specialist, • Include “Summer Jobs” in the subject line of your email • Include the job title you are applying for in your cover letter • Application deadline is February 28, 2014

613 965 0423 Quinte Bay Cloggers, every Friday, 6:30-9:00 pm, hall at the Salvation Army, Dundas St, Trenton. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. First two nights are free. Info: Eve or Ozz at 613-966-7026 Trenton Lions Club is looking for new members. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Wed of each month, Sept to July. Info: Member Chairman Diane Gardy 613 392 2939 Friends of the Quinte West Library Book Sale, every Tues and Thurs and the last Sat of month, 10 am-1 pm. Accepting book donations as well. 25 cents to $1.50. Quinte West Public Library.

TWEED Tweed Public Library weekly events: Tuesdays: Bridge or Euchre, 1 - 4 pm. Knitting Club, 2-4 pm Fridays. Family Game Night, 5:30-6:30 pm, Feb. 12. Quilting Group 4-8 pm, Feb 11. Kiwanis Community Breakfast, Sunday, February 16, 9 AM - 1 PM, Eggs, sausage, pancakes and all the trimmings at the Land O’ Lakes Curling Club. Adults $7 and children under 12 $4. Seed Exchange: Heirloom Organic Local Seeds. Browse, Purchase, Trade, Share, Learn & Grow. Saturday, February 15, 10am-1pm. Free Admission, All Welcome. River Cottage Cafe & Village Shop, 3659 Flinton Road, Info: Julie 613336-3232, Euchre in the Clubroom, Tweed Legion, Saturday February 8, 1 pm. Followed by a Meat Draw. Tickets $2 or 3 for $5. St. John’s United Church, Tweed: A Mid-Winter Musical Treat, a musical evening, February 7, 7-9 pm. Admission $10 - includes coffee and snacks Tweed Legion: Mixed Pool Wednesdays at 7. Mixed Shuffleboard Thursdays at 7:30. Mixed Darts Fridays at 7:30 in the Clubroom. Everyone welcome. Prizes and draws. Information 613-478-1865.

TYENDINAGA Community Care Closet Thrift shop, 393 Main St. Deseronto, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00 Feb 9, 8am-1pm, Shannonville Ag Society All-you can eat pancake breakfast. Pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, home fries, and much more Adults $8, Ages 6-10 $5, under 5 eat free. 363 McFarlane Rd. Info: Debbie 613-477-2485,or facebook @ Shannonville Worlds Fair

WARKWORTH The Knitting Guild meets at 1:30 on the second Tuesday of the month at the Community Memorial Hall, Church St., Warkworth. Everyone interested in knitting is invited. Warkworth Legion hosts bid euchre at 2 p.m. every Wednesday and a dart league at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Everyone welcome Warkworth Spinners and Weavers, 10am, 2nd Thursday of month, Percy Heritage Building. 35 Church St. Warkworth. Karen Richens 705-696-1460.

WOOLER Messy Church, Dinner and Craft Night, Wooler United Church, Feb. 13. To reserve space: 613-397-1600.

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Weekly Monday Night Bingo, Upstairs of Stirling Arena. Cards on sale at 6:15pm. Starts at 6:50pm. Proceeds to support community projects. Sponsored by Stirling & District Lions Club. Feb. 8. Stirling Club 55 is holding a bid euchre in Springbrook Hall. 1:00. Refreshments available, everyone welcome. Feb 8, Stirling Rawdon AOTS Men’s Club Pancake Breakfast, 7-11am, St.Paul’s United Church, Stirling. Pancakes, Sausages, Real Maple Syrup, Juice and Coffee. Cost: Adults $7, Children 12 and under $5, pre school free. New members welcome. Info: Doug 613-395-4127 Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance, Stirling Legion, Friday Feb.14. Dinner 5- 7 p.m. Pasta meal, salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee/tea. Entertainment following. Tickets $15.00/person. Call 613-395-2975. Everyone is welcome. Stirling Blood Pressure Clinic: Thursday, Feb 13: 204 Church St, Seniors Building Common Room from 9 AM to 12PM. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Stirling and District Horticultural Society is looking for new Members! Informative monthly meetings, guest speakers, social connections and shared interests. Meetings 3rd Monday of the month, 7pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Stirling. Annual membership $12.00. Barbara 613395 9165, Sue 613-398-0220.



Albury Friendship Group - Quilts for sale each Wed 10 am - 12 noon. Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local charities for women. Picton afternoon Shout Sister Choir welcomes new members. Practices are Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St, Picton.

Toastmasters International, Trenton Library. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm. New members and guests welcome. Trenton Seniors Club 105 Valentine Roast Beef Dinner, Saturday February 8, 1-3 pm., 61 Bay St, Trenton, 613-3925400. Advance tickets $10:00, $12:00 at the door. Quinte West MS Society Support Group, every second Monday of the month, Quiet Room, Quinte West Public Library, Trenton. 6:30pm. For those affected by MS, caregivers and friends. Info: 8 Wing Officer Mess Ladies club charity Spa Night for Wounded Warriors Fund, Wednesday, February 12, 6 p.m. in the mess. Admission: Members $10 and invited guests of member $15. Light refreshments. Info Trenton Legion Valentine’s Dance, February 14, 8:00-12:00 featuring The Reasons. Open to the public. $5 minimum donation for a fallen soldier. The Trenton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary monthly board meeting, Monday, Feb. 10, 1:30 pm, 2nd floor board room at the hospital. All volunteers and the public welcome. Info: Karen White


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Professional Help Wanted Busy Flooring Business is seeking a Professional Sales Associate. Sales experience is a must, Industry and or purchasing experience preferred but not essential. Full and part time opportunities available. Pay based on experience and quality of candidate. Some weekend hours may be required. Within this fast growing organization there are also opportunities for;




Please note: Event submission deadline is Mondays at 3 p.m. We can only offer one listing per event. Although we do our best to accommodate all submissions, ads may be edited or omitted, as space permits EMC Section B - Thursday, February 6, 2014


B12 EMC B Section - Thursday, February 6, 2014


Belleville News February 6, 2014

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