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Belleville – The Belleville Chamber of Commerce hosted a glitzy gala on Friday night and the biggest sparkle might have been in the smile of new Chamber CEO Jill Raycroft. The educator, business leader and one-time mayoral candidate said she’s thrilled to be in her new position, which officially started last week. “I feel like I’ve finally found my place,” she said in an interview as guests, dressed to the nines, filed into The Banquet Centre’s dining hall. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I grew up – no one really picks to be the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. But if they had asked me, this is it. This is where I think I can do what I hope to do. “When I was running for mayor (in 2014), I really just wanted to help the community. I’m hoping my background, the connections, the people I know … can help build businesses in Belleville and keep the ones here great.” Raycroft’s hiring was announced last month by the Chamber, which had been searching for a CEO to replace Bill Saunders, who officially retires on March 2. Raycroft was the successful candidate for many reasons, including her strong connections to St. Lawrence College and Loyalist College, where she’s held numerous positions. The gala dinner was an opportunity to celebrate Saunders’ retirement

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New Belleville Chamber CEO Jill Raycroft is pictured with Chamber vice-president Jon Tuer at the Chamber gala at The Banquet Centre on Friday, Feb. 10. Stephen Petrick/Metroland and Raycroft’s hiring. Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of a lifetime achievement award – something the Chamber has never done before – to

long-time developer turned-philan- community. thropist Maurice Rollins. Several officials from the new BelThe celebratory atmosphere of the leville Senators franchise – including evening was made better by the presPlease see ‘Chamber’ Page 3 ence of new business leaders in the

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Downtown body BDIA subject of hostile council debate Mayor condemns councillor for questioning legitimacy of new board BY STEPHEN PETRICK

Belleville – The new Belleville Downtown Improvement Area chair hopes to usher in a new era for the neighbourhood, following a bleak period where there was so much changeover progress on promoting the area almost came to a halt. Dwane Barratt, the owner of Barratt’s Office Pro on Front Street, spoke to city council in a delegation at the Feb. 13 meeting. He acknowledged “the elephant in the room” and admitted there have been “staffing issues” and board resignations recently, which have led to rumours in the community that something wasn’t quite right with the organization. However, he said a new board is now in place and after interviewing candidates recently the BDIA hopes to have a new part-time executive director hired in the coming days. The BDIA’s former executive director, Karen Parker, went on maternity leave last year and recently accepted a new position, Barratt said. Two other BDIA staffers also left the organization suddenly last summer for new job opportunities.

The BDIA has a yearly budget of about $230,000, funded through tax levies on businesses that operate in the city’s core. It is responsible for running and promoting numerous special events, such as the Savour the Chill event scheduled for Saturday, February 25. “We’re setting the stage for the future we envision,” Barratt said in the deputation. “It’s a unique neighbourhood that embraces people.” He said the new eight-person board is being briefed on the BDIA’s code of conduct and its role in promoting the downtown. Barratt said the goal for this year is to support the city in carrying out the City Centre Revitalization Project, which will begin Phase 3 later this year. Council later approved a bylaw to accept the BDIA’s new board – but it only occurred after a lengthy and confusing debate that highlighted the tension and personality conflicts that have plagued the organization of late. Coun. Mitch Panciuk, city council’s representative on the BDIA board, originally said he would not attend future BDIA board meetings because he felt the new board would not have enough members to have “quorum”


– enough members to have a legally legitimate board in keeping with city bylaws. He read out loud an email he sent to council in January, expressing concern that the board only had five members. His words were quickly condemned by several councillors, including Coun. Egerton Boyce, who charged that Panciuk falsely stated that the two consulted on the quorum issue. Mayor Taso Christopher also condemned Panciuk’s email saying, slowly for emphasis, “I don’t support the comments here by Coun. Panciuk.” Panciuk also presented a motion to table the bylaw – which ultimately failed in a 5-4 vote – to have staff review it and see if the new board meets quorum. Councillors who opposed the tabling motions said it appeared the BDIA elected a new board, legally, at a recent annual general meeting. Coun. Mike Graham reminded council of a quote he once heard, “the only ones who complain about a fight are the losers.” Barratt acknowledged that the board was down to five members at one point, but is now up to eight. Although its constitution calls for 10

New BDIA chair Dwane Barratt, left, speaks to city council during a delegation on Feb. 13. Stephen Petrick/Metroland board members, it can still do business legally with eight members, he said. Among the people who recently resigned from the board were Kate Brown, the previous chair, and Richard Courneyea, a former downtown businessman who often sides with

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Ottawa Senators assistant coach Marc Crawford – were present to promote the city’s new American Hockey League franchise. And Shorelines Casino Belleville officials were also present to promote the new large Bell Boulevard business. In an interview, Saunders said that Belleville is seeing a lot of business success right now, not just because of those businesses, but also because of the growth of several small businesses and expansions taking place at well-known staples of the community, such as Procter & Gamble. The challenge for the Chamber now, he said, is to not rest on its lauHOME DELIVERY rels and continue to think of ways to help local businesses grow. • Beer & Liquour When things are going well, there’s • Grocery Orders a tendency to be complacent. • Fast Food “We know if we’re complacent we • Restaurant Deliveries lose. The challenge for the Chamber • Pharmacy Deliveries is to continue to work with all three • Corner Store Pick-Up & Deliveries levels of government – including City Hall.” DEBIT AT Saunders said that compared to THE DOOR six year ago, when he first came on as Chamber CEO, the city now has a lower unemployment rate. Plus it’s population is on the upswing – new censes data shows 2.6 per cent population growth form 2011 to 2016. Raycroft acknowledged Belleville’s positive growth as well, but also noted there are challenges facing businesses Part of SurNet Insurance Group Inc. that will require them to work together and bring their concerns to governments. “Business has to rally around and stay together across the country – pulling those connections together will be Harold Fledderus Jessica Hoornweg Rebecca Veenstra important,” she said, noting that she C.A.I.B. R.I.B. R.I.B. hopes to work closely with Cham• HOME • autO • businEss • FaRM • LiFE ber of Commerces in Kingston and • tRaVEL • GROuP• DisabiLitY • inVEstMEnts Quinte West. “I’ve got a great support network “If you don’t know Insurance, know your Insurance Broker” already, which is really exciting.”

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Quinte West man faces murder ‘counseling’ charge, following arrest made in break and enter case Belleville – Details are few but the charges are serious into an alleged break-in, assault and theft in Belleville. Belleville police have charged a Quinte West man with a slew of crimes ranging from breaking and entering to theft, assault and “counseling to commit first degree murder.” On the most serious of those charges, however, police remain tight-lipped, saying the investigation is “ongoing” and specific details of the alleged crime cannot be revealed. No names of either the complainant in the case or the accused were released, either. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Belleville began investigating a break-in at an undisclosed address “in the east end of Belleville. The accused, a 23-year-old Quinte West man, who police are not identifying to protect the identity of the complainant, was reported by police “found in the home of a female whom he had previously been involved in a domestic relationship with. “While in the residence an altercation took place and the victim’s cell phone was broken. The accused then fled the residence. Police responded to the residence and the investigation was turned over to detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division. During the course

of the investigation, the victim disclosed a previous incident where the accused had assaulted her,” said police in the statement released Feb. 9. Wednesday, Feb. 8, police said the accused man was arrested at his home in Quinte West without incident. Police then executed a search warrant at the accused’s residence and recovered stolen property from two commercial break-ins – one from September of 2016 and one from October 2016 – that had been committed in the Belleville area. Police did not provide further details of those break-ins, however. He was to be held for a bail hearing on Friday, Feb. 10. The man has been charged with three counts of break, enter and theft, mischief, assault, possession of a dangerous weapon, and “counseling to commit … first degree murder.” Police stress the investigation is ongoing and ask anyone with information to call Detective Sergeant Ian Jarvis at 613-966-0882 ext. 2312 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Man charged in Thurlow gun theft, guns still missing Belleville – Belleville police have arrested a man in connection with a theft of firearms from a Thurlow home, last fall, but have not, they said, recovered any of the nine weapons believed stolen in the break-in. In a statement issued Wednesday, Feb. 8 police said “an investigation by members of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Belleville Police Service has led to a charge of break enter and theft against a 20-year-old man from Belleville.” Police said they arrested Josh Morrison Feb. 3 and after appearing in court on the charges he has a next court date of Thursday March 2. “Police would still like to hear from anyone with information on this theft case, as the firearms have not been recovered. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Constable Tony McCambridge at 613-966-0882 ext. 2313 or Quinte Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS In the original break-in on October 26, 2016, police said thieves broke into the home – the location for which has not been disclosed – and pried their way into the homeowner’s gun cabinet, stealing nine firearms plus ammunition. None of it has been recovered, said police.

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The maniac in Pyongyang “This guy, he’s like a maniac, OK? He wiped out the uncle. He wiped out this one, that one. I mean, this guy doesn’t play games. And we can’t play games with him. Because he really does have missiles. Gwynne Dyer And he really does have nukes.” So spoke President Donald Trump in Iowa in January. North Korea flight-tested a ballistic missile on Saturday night that landed off Japan’s west coast, so what will he do now? What can he do? And is North Korea’s 33-year-old dictator, Kim Jong-un, really a maniac? South Korea’s foreign ministry certainly thinks so: “North Korea’s repeated provocations show the Kim Jong-un regime’s nature of irrationality, maniacally obsessed in its nuclear and missile development.” The same word was used a great deal after North Korea tested nuclear weapons in January and September of last year. But why would it be maniacal, or even irrational, for the North Korean leader to want nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States? After all, the United States not only has nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach North Korea; it has enough of them to eradicate the country twenty times over. If it is not maniacal for the United States to have them, why is it maniacal for the North Koreans? Because American leaders are responsible, they explain, whereas Kim Jong-un is a maniac. Begging your pardon, but isn’t that argument rather circular? The United States is the only country that ever developed nuclear weapons with the deliberate intention of using them. It was at the end of the Second World War, when tens of millions had already been killed, and moral restraints had largely been cast aside. But the United States never used its nukes again, even when it still had a monopoly on them – and all the other known nuclear powers got them in the name of deterrence: stopping somebody else from using nuclear weapons on them. The Soviet Union developed them to deter the United States from launching a nuclear strike. Britain and France got them to deter the Soviet Union. China got them to deter all of the above. And Pakistan and India each developed them because they suspected the other country was working on them.



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Only Israel developed nuclear weapons for use against enemies who did not already have them (and it still refuses to confirm their existence, although it is common knowledge in the strategic community). But Israel got them out of fear that its people would be “driven into the sea” if it lost a conventional war, back in the 1960s when it was conceivable that it could lose such a war. The intention was still defensive. So why can’t the rest of the world believe that North Korea is doing this in order to deter an American nuclear attack? North Koreans have lived sixty-five years with the knowledge that the United States could do that whenever it wanted, and it is not maniacal to take out a little insurance against it. The North Korean regime is brutally repressive and given to foaming at the mouth over minor slights. But since it has actually kept the peace for 64 years (while the United States has fought three large wars and many small ones), it is hard to maintain that it is maniacally aggressive. So why say it? Because if you don’t characterise North Korea as insanely dangerous, then you cannot justify forbidding it to have ballistic missiles (which several dozen other countries have) and nuclear warheads (which nine countries have, and another four had briefly before giving them up). Since none of the great powers want North Korea to have them, and they control the United Nations Security Council, they have managed to get special UN bans on both ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons for North Korea. Maintaining that the Pyongyang regime are maniacs is part of the programme, but it does frighten those who are not in on the joke. It would be better if the ban worked, since the world has more than enough nuclear powers already. However, the ban is essentially unenforceable, and the heavens will not fall if North Korea does get a few nuclear-tipped ICBMs one of these days. It will never have very many, and they will not be used for some lunatic “first strike” on countries that are tens of times more powerful. They will be for deterrence, only to be launched as an act of revenge from the grave. Just like everybody else’s. What can President Trump do about this? He could try bribing North Korea into suspending its work on missiles and bombs. That worked once before, but not for very long. There is really nothing useful to be done. And what will he say about it? Nobody knows, probably including him.

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Twitter. What is it good for…? Opinion by Chris Malette I don’t Tweet. That is, your correspondent, after a year shy of 40 years in newspapering, does not throw every burp and utterance out into the ether in 149-character messages on Twitter. We have a Twitter handle here for Belleville News and our papers in Quinte West, Brighton, Trent Hills and Central Hastings @inBelleville, but yours truly has eschewed the maddeningly pervasive practice. Hello, Donald Trump? Who wouldn’t dearly love to see him put his tiny hands in his pockets after handing over his cell phone to the nearest adult? My point, in a nutshell. Some may argue it makes no never-mind compared with some of the 700-word screeds I’ve penned over the years, in terms of inanity or just plain getting it wrong, but I have avoided a personal Twitter account for a few reasons. First and foremost is the simple nastiness of the platform. Take one of this area’s most infamous online conspiracy/intolerance spewers, a young stay at home mom who made headlines some months back for fanning the flames of a bogus pedophile ring in Washington involving Hillary Clinton staffers. The woman is a Tweeting junkie, a veritable Tweet-a-holic whose web of fellow Twitter dwellers would make your blood run cold with names like @toilet-f***er and @ZeroHour. She’s a flaming Islamophobe who screeches warnings about creeping Sharia law invading Canada, wishes she lived in the United States, Tweets incessantly about her love of all things Trump and far right politics and abhors immigration in most any form. Here she is on Twitter on last week’s charges of sex assault against teen girls in a water park at West Edmonton Mall: “I’ve been to this water park. Cool. Now the migrants are going to start raping kids in pools next?” On the judge from Seattle who put forward the first halt on Trump’s travel ban executive order: “The majority of Americans support the constitutional & legal temporary ban from 7 Muslimmajority countries. #NotMyCourtNotMyJudge” How’s this for a hashtag Ms. Crank? #NotYourCountryNotYourProblem One final gem from her keyboard that spews non-stop intolerance and hate: “Feminism helped to turn most men into a bunch of snivelling wimps, and now they have aligned with Islamists to bring savages to the West.” Nice place, that Twitterland, eh?

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Steve Ladurantaye, who was former ‘news and politics partnerships manager for Twitter Canada,’ was once, like your correspondent, an ink-stained wretch. We worked together some years ago when Ladurantaye was at The Kingston Whig-Standard where he was city editor and I was in the same role at The Intelligencer under Osprey and later Sun Media. Today, he’s digital news editor for the CBC and he penned a handy piece on the dos and don’ts of Twitter. “Someone asked me if I had any guidelines for how I use Twitter, and I thought I could think of maybe five things that I believe to be true. I’ve been on it for a few years now, and have made lots of mistakes. I’ve been boring, I’ve been funny, I’ve been not funny when I thought I was being funny, I’ve been argumentative, I’ve shared too much information, I’ve killed Gordon Lightfoot. “When I sat down to write down what I thought, I came up with more than I expected. So, here are my personal guidelines on how to use Twitter as a beat reporter. I often forget to follow many of them. 1. You are one Tweet away from being fired. 2. Be positive. Be nice. Don’t argue with people. 3. There is no difference between a professional account and a personal account. 4. Be yourself. If you’re funny, be funny. If you’re serious, be serious. Unless you’re a jerky know it all, then be someone else. 5. Engage with people who respond to your tweets. If an exchange is longer than a bunch of messages each way, use e-mail. 6. Sometimes people want to talk about where you work, which is mostly OK. But if someone is picking a fight, direct them to someone who is senior enough to actually do something about the problem. 7. Mistakes happen. Fix them and monitor to see if error repeated. Contact anyone who retweets, give them more information. 8. Libel is libel. Don’t do that. 9. Retweet. But it’s often better to add something to the link to explain why you’re doing it.” There are many more of these, but you get the picture. I personally decided to not enter the Twitterverse mostly out of respect for numbers 1 and 8, most specifically. In real terms, it’s quite simple – I can get myself in trouble in many, many more meaningful ways than tap-tap-tapping out mostly drivels in 149 characters or less. One needs only look at my oft-broken and resultant mini-van shaped nose to understand that.

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City lawyer quashes Coun. Kelly McCaw’s claim of conflict of interest BY STEPHEN PETRICK

Belleville – A city lawyer has cleared the air over a perceived conflict of interest his law firm was accused of having related to a business owned by Belleville Mayor Taso Christopher. In a letter to council that was included in the agenda package for the Feb. 13 meeting, Harrold Van Winssen, of Templeman-Menninga LPP, said he has no involvement in a business owned by Christopher, de-

spite charges to the contrary raised by Coun. Kelly McCaw at a council meeting last month. “Contrary to information provided by Councillor McCaw, I am not a director, officer, shareholder or administrator of 1576275 Ontario Inc. The writer was a director of the said company briefly on Jan. 16, 2004 (i.e. 13 years ago and before Taso Christopher was even a member of Council) for the sole purpose of incorporating it as the initial director and incorpora-

tor. “I resigned the same day and turned it over to the directors and shareholders of the corporation. The forgoing is a common practice among corporate lawyers.” At the Jan. 23 meeting, McCaw stood up and said she was in possession of a document that suggested Van Winssen is acting as an administrator for Christopher’s private business. Templeman-Menninga represents

the city on legal issues related to the purchasing of land, leading McCaw to ask if the firm was representing the City or Christopher, personally, on this matter. The allegation was levelled by McCaw, a staunch political opponent of Christopher, in the days after a city real estate agent colleague, Gary Davidson, filed an application to an Ontario Superior Court, alleging that Christopher failed to remove himself from a budget meeting last year when the city voted to purchase property connected to that business. The charge is that Christopher was in a pecuniary conflict of interest on the vote. The vote, which eventually passed, allows the city to purchase land needed to build a roundabout at Farnham Road and Maitland Drive.

Christopher has vowed to clear his name when the matter comes before the court in June. Van Winssen’s letter, however, made it clear it’s only representing the City on the roundabout issue. “We wish to assure Councillor McCaw and Council that our firm rigorously follows the Rules of Professional Practice with respect to any potential conflicts of interest that may arise between our clients and potential clients. In this particular matter, and with respect to the acquisition of land by the City from 1576275 Ontario Inc., our firm is acting on behalf of the City of Belleville only.”

Tenant charged in Pinnacle Street apartment kitchen fire ment. The tenant of the damaged apartment was charged with ‘failing to contact the landlord because of a disconnected smoke alarm.’ The charge carries a fine of $360. The landlord of the property had a signed document from the date the tenant moved into the apartment that stated working smoke alarms are present and operational in all tenant units. The Ontario Fire Code requires that residential occupancies have working smoke alarms on every level. Smoke alarms provide early warning to occupants in the event of a fire, providing the brief opportunity to safely escape the dwelling. The Fire Department reminds residents and building owners about the importance of fire “Fireplace “Fi l Sh Showroom” ” safety and that violations of the Ontario Fire Code will in your Home Comfort Since 1995 not be tolerated.” Mitts added: REDUCE YOUR ENERGY COSTS “Regardless of who WITH A HI-EFF NATURA NATURAL GAS OR WITH AN AMANA HI-EFF may have removed OR PROPANE FUR PROPANE FURNAC WITH A HI-EFF NATURAL NATURAL GAS OR GAS the smoke alarms, OR PROPANE FURNACE Built better than i PROPANE FURNACE they were not in toBuilt be with a lifetim better than it has place and therefore and receive a unit replacement to be with awarran lifetime early warning of and receive a FREE 10 years parts & la replacement warranty plus Electonic Air C occupants failed. 10 years parts & labour. Electonic Air Cleaner These two individuals are very lucky to $250.00 have been warned $250.00 Heating & Air Conditioning O.P.A. rebat by alert neighHeating & Air Conditioning O.P.A. rebate bours.” LASTS The cause of the LASTS & & LASTS LASTS & & LASTS LASTS kitchen fire was deOLD THINKING MAN WINTER IS HERE CENTRAL AIR !!!! termined to be “acSchedule furnace BEAT THEyour HEAT & THEtune-up RUSH cidental involving $ NOW CALL ONLYNOW! 99 Plus hst careless cooking.” No damage estiCall or visit us today for your mate was given.

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Under capacity schools a financial problem, audience at public meeting hears BY STEPHEN PETRICK

Belleville – Over the next decade, the entire landscape of public schools in Belleville will see a seismic shift. Enrolment at several public schools in Belleville are well under capacity; a situation that puts the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board in a precarious financial situation. The grim fiscal reality and resulting school closures were subjects of public meeting at Quinte Secondary School Wednesday, Feb. 8. The HPEDSB held its first public meeting to discuss the future of Belleville schools as part of its Accommodation Review process. A relatively small crowd – there ap-

peared to be as many empty seats as full seats in the school’s gymnasium, perhaps owing to icy conditions outside that evening – listened attentively to a presentation by school board planning manager Kim Horrigan. She explained that the board continues to experience declining enrolment at both the elementary and secondary school level and that trend is expected to continue, for the most part, over the next 10 years. As a result, several schools are currently operating well below capacity, which isn’t ideal because school boards are funded by the Ministry of Education on a per-pupil basis, Horrigan said. If the school board can host the same number of students in fewer

schools, it will have more money for student programming and fewer operating and maintenance costs. School board facilities are, on average, 54 years old, Horrigan said, emphasizing the costs associated to maintain the buildings. “These are the realities we face, as do other boards, which is why this process has initiated,” she said. Horrigan explained that Centennial Secondary School has a student enrolment of 729 this year, while capacity is 976. Moira Secondary School has an enrolment of 637, where capacity is 828. Quinte has an enrolment of 580 when student capacity is 1,113. Meanwhile, Moira has renewal needs of $7.5 million and QSS has re-

newal needs of $13.3 million. CSS has renewal needs of $18 million. Statistics on several elementary schools impacted by the review – Harry J. Clarke, Hillcrest, Prince of Wales, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, Susanna Moodie and Park Dale – were also presented and they showed that nearly all are operating under capacity and with significant renewal needs ahead. Following Horrigan’s presentation the public was invited to ask question and, for the most part, those who took the microphone spoke politely. The accommodation review process will continue over the next six months. Accommodation Review Committee working group meetings, featuring

representatives of impacted school communities, are set to take place on March 23 and April 19. The next meeting where the public will be invited to give input is planned for April 19. The school board is expected to have a final report on the review process complete and on the board’s website by May 2. School board trustees are expected to vote on the recommendations at their June 19 meeting. (A longer version of this story is posted on our website, . The online story also outlines the two options the school board is considering as part of the Accommodation Review. Those options outline which schools are at risk of closing.)

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Wild Card is rented out for small meetings, painting classes and friendly gatherings. It’s not a bar – it’s a craft brewery whose atmosphere is as unique as its offerings. Nathan provides a home delivery service and is travelling even further along the 401 as social media explodes with great reviews of his products. And he’s growing quickly as a sought-after line of tap and bottled beer so be sure to ask your restaurant servers for Wild Card. “Trenval was instrumental with our expansion to the new location. Without their financial assistance and continued support, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Well brewed success for a young entrepreneur who turned a passion, a philosophy, a well travelled love for beer, local funding and a wild card, into a winning hand. The Board and Staff of Trenval congratulate Nathan Card and are proud to have been a part of his success story!

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Cops & Kids Ice Fishing Derby set for Saturday Belleville – Hopefully the fish in the Bay of Quinte will be bighting this Saturday. Belleville Police are getting ready to host the Cop & Kids Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Herchimer boat launch. The event is a winter edition of a similar event police hold along the Bay every summer – and it allows area youth to mingle and make

friends with the men and women in blue. There’s no cost to participate and the first 60 kids will receive a free hat and sunglasses. Free bait will also be provided for kids ages zero to 12. There will also be free hot chocolate. Ice fishing roads will be loaned. For more information contact Const. Patrick Comeau at

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For almost two decades the Interlink Choir has been bringing together generations of singers to share the joy of music. Seniors and young people shown here have gathered for an Interlink Choir rehearsal at The Richmond Retirement Residence. Each school year, for the past 19 years, Interlink has linked one Belleville elementary school classroom with seniors, to form a choir. This year, Annemieke Terpstra’s Grade 3/4 students from Holy Rosary School, partnered with Marg Credico’s seniors, to prepare for a concert in April. Submitted photo

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Quinte Red Devils Major Atoms shutout Kingston, finish first in East Belleville – The Quinte Red Devils Madison Excavating Major Atom hockey team finished up its season with a commanding 6-0 win over the Kingston Jr. Frontenacs on Friday. This closed out the ETA regular season with the Devils in first place in the East division. The final game of the season had the Devils on the snowy roads to Kingston. Quinte was first on the scoreboard as Thomas Kuipers found the back of the Fronts net on a set up from Liam Philip. It would be the only goal of the first period but Quinte added two more to make it a 3-0 game before the end of the second. Philip scored his own after a tape-to-tape pass from Carson Campbell. Landon Wright would score the third of the game, assisted by

Deacon Ellis. Throughout the third the defense worked hard to force Kingston out while the offense continued to drive to the net. Jared Langdon would make it 4-0 early in the third on the set up from Ellis and Ben Danford. Kirk Stevenson followed up with another, assisted by Beckett Ewart. Brody Partridge would score the final goal of the game, assisted by Danford to seal the 6-0 victory. Glen McInnes turned the Fronts away and recorded the shutout in net for the Devils. On Deck: The Madison Excavating Major Atoms move onto first round of playoffs against the Oshawa Generals. Game 1 will be at home in Napanee on Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by Game 2 in Oshawa on Sunday.

Chargers and Titans skate to 2-2 tie A Spirited girls basketball tournament Clippers basketball player Emily Wight drives past a pair of defenders last Friday, Feb. 10 as the Prince Edward County Clippers won a nail-biter against Belleville Spirits girls in Major Midget play at a Spirits-hosted tournament in Belleville last weekend. In this curtain-raiser, the County Clippers edged the Belleville Spirits 45-44, but neither team managed to make the finals, a Sunday showdown between Kingston and Lindsay in which Kingston won 45-42. Chris Malette/Metroland

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Centennial Chargers hockey player Theo Citrullo moves up the ice while St. Theresa Titans defenceman Ben Cross watches the play in a Bay of Quinte Athletics boys high school hockey game, played at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre on Feb. 9. It was a hard-hitting, fast-moving game between two evenly matched teams and, fittingly, it ended in a 2-2 tie. Matt Poole scored both goals for Centennial, while Shayne Simpson and Derrick Vos scored for St. T. The high school winter sports season just resumed last week when students returned to class, following exam week. Stephen Petrick/Metroland

Lancers basketball teams hope to “paint the town red” for Cassibo family BY STEPHEN PETRICK

Belleville – The Loyalist Lancers basketball teams hope to “paint the town red” on behalf of a special family, when they host George Brown College on Friday. Paint the Town Red is the title for the fundraising efforts that will be connected to two Ontario Colleges Athletic Association games, with support from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The women play at 6 p.m. and the men follow at 8 p.m. The Lancers hope to raise funds for the Cassibo family. Kayla Cassibo is a member of the Lancer’s women’s rugby and cross country teams and her younger sister Erin is on the women’s basketball and cross country team. Their father, Lawrence, suffered a devastating stroke in November of 2015 and a GoFundMe campaign has been launched in his name to help him access an expensive rehab program that should help him recover from it. Following the stroke, Lawrence spent three weeks in an intensive care unit at Kingston General Hospital, followed by another five in rehab at Belleville General Hospital. He’s doing better now and his family has applied for him to attend a five-week treatment program at Dalhousie University in Halifax. The therapy is geared to help stroke victims regain their ability to speak, listen, read and write. The cost to participate in the program, the GoFundMe site says, is $18,850, not including travel and accommodation expenses. As of Jan. 13, the campaign had raised more than $12,000 towards the overall goal of $25,000. During the games, there will be lots of opportunities for fans to raise funds for the family and Heart and Stroke and have fun at the same time. VIP seating, for $10 a person, will be available. This will include drink and snacks on the leather couches on the stage under the net of the gym. There will also be a raffle, a toonie toss and Lancer Under Armor gear for sale, with proceeds going to the campaign. There will be plenty of action on the court too. The Lancers men need wins desperately if they hope to get back into the playoff picture. The men ended last weekend with a 7-9 record,

and trailed Canadore (8-11) for the sixth place and the final playoff spot in the East division. The men also played Fleming College on Tuesday, in a game played after press time. The men are coming off an 86-76 loss to Canadore on the weekend. Following the George Brown game, they’ll have just one more regularseason game; a matchup on the road versus Centennial on Feb. 22. Meanwhile, Erin Cassibo and the Lancer’s women’s basketball team are playing for pride. They are 2-12 on the year and will be looking to snap a six-game losing streak. The women lost 96-39 to the Algonquin Thunder on Friday.

Lancers women’s volleyball team hosts Mohawk in playoff The Loyalist Lancers women’s volleyball team will host the Hamilton-based Mohawk Mountaineers in an OCAA playoff game this Saturday at 1 p.m. The winner will move to the provincial championships in Windsor, Feb. 24-25. Loyalist gets home-court advantage for being the third seed in the East division. Heading into their final regular-season game on Wednesday at Seneca (played after press time) the Lancers had an 11-6 record. Mohawk finished in fourth place in the West division, with a record of 9-8. The Lancers entered Wednesday’s game on a two-game losing streak, as they lost 3-0 (23-25, 22-23, 18-25) to Georgian College on the weekend, in a game that could have vaulted them into third place. Georgian finished the regularseason at 13-5. The Lancers men’s volleyball team also lost 3-0 (11-25, 24-26, 17-25)to Georgian on the weekend to fall to 2-15 on the year. They closed out their season on Wednesday at Seneca.

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Loyalist College basketball games this Friday night will serve as a fundraiser for the Cassibo family (pictured), which hopes to send father Lawrence to Halifax for a stroke therapy program. Submitted year guard leads the team in steals (33), assists (56), rebounds (100) and is sitting at fourth in the OCAA in steals. Despite a rough year for the team, GalipeauWilson has played with consistency, passion and a toughness that fuels her teammates even in the toughest of games, coaches say. She has consistently been one of the top scorers in every game this season and has earned a total of 125 points.

As for Dulla, an injury early in the season delayed his start to the year, but he’s coming through for the Lancer right when they need him. The first-year Lancer contributed 16 points in his team’s 86-76 loss to the Canadore Panthers on Saturday. Despite their struggle to gain the lead in the fourth quarter, Dulla certainly caught fire, scoring three straight baskets from behind the arc.

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Firefighters from Cramahe Township inspect the scene of a collision between a CP Rail train and a school bus Monday. No one was injured in the crash, said police, as the three on board the bus scrambled to safety minutes before the collision. Karen Longwell/Metroland

Cramahe Township – No one was injured when a freight train slammed into a school bus that had become stuck on a crossing on Townline Road Monday morning. Northumberland OPP media relations officer Constable Steve Bates said the three people on board – the bus driver, school bus monitor and student – exited the

bus before it was struck by a Canadian Pacific train. “From what I understand it was three to four minutes,” after the trio got out that the collision occurred, Bates said. “So a pretty close call. It would have been traumatic for all three of them to witness that.” The train’s two engineers were

uninjured as well. “I just can’t imagine what their thoughts were when they were coming up on a school bus stuck in front of them, and not knowing whether there are students on the bus,” Bates said. CP reported the incident shortly after 7:30 a.m. Bates didn’t know if the reason

for the bus becoming stuck was “weather-related or something to do with the tracks themselves.” He did note there’s “a bit of an incline” at the crossing and that protocol requires a bus to stop and open up its door before proceeding across the tracks. “I don’t know if the incline had anything to do with (it) maybe (be-

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Former Stirling Reeve Carl Bateman dies at 89 BY TERRY MCNAMEE

Stirling - Carl Elliott Bateman, one of Stirling’s and Hasting County’s most accomplished public servants, died at Kingston General Hospital on Feb. 3. He was 89. A funeral service was held Thursday Feb. 9 in celebration of the life and service of the popular Mr. Bateman. Mr. Bateman, who was born on Dec. 26, 1927, spent his adult life working for the betterment of his community. He was a past master of the Stirling Masonic Lodge and a long-time member and former president of the Stirling Rotary Club. Bateman was the ClerkTreasurer and Administrator of the County of Hastings for nearly 27 years. He served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) for 20 years, including the roles of Executive Vice-President of AMO and the President of the Asso-

ciation of Counties and Regions of Ontario. He also was the former Reeve of Stirling and served on the Board of Governors of the Belleville General Hospital for 17 years, including four years as chairman. Current Hastings County Clerk Jim Duffin was a good friend of Mr. Bateman and worked with Mr. Bateman for many years. Duffin said Mr. Bateman was very involved in the fight against the province’s push to replace counties with regional government beginning in 1969 and continuing into the 1970s, a move which was opposed by Hastings County Council. “He worked very closely with the mayors of Trenton and Belleville and Prince Edward County at that time,” Duffin said. “Carl was very vocal that it (regional government) should not come this way. He was one of the key players to make sure that it didn’t happen.”

He said Mr. Bateman worked very close with all members of the County Council, which at the time had 36 members. “He was highly respected by all of them,” Duffin said. “He was quite a notable person. He was a good friend, and an excellent leader.” Mr. Bateman is survived by Marjorie (neé Wright), his wife of 67 years, his children Karen (Jeff), Kathy (Arthur) and Bruce (Helen) and five grandchildren. He also leaves his brother, Ross Bateman. The funeral was held at the Stirling Funeral Chapel on Thursday, Feb. 9. Interment will take place in the spring at Stirling Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to The Heart of Hastings Hospice (Madoc) or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 (Stirling). Online condolences may be left at

Carl Elliott Bateman, one of Stirling’s and Hasting County’s most accomplished public servants, died at Kingston General Hospital on Feb. 3. He was 89. photo submitted

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Hastings Manor administrator getting help in staffing BY JACK EVANS

Belleville - The meeting only lasted a few minutes, but there were some significant motions passed by the Hastings /Quinte Long Term Care Committee on Wednesday of last week. A key motion was to recommend to county council the hir-

ing of a new executive staffer who will serve as assistant to department head Debbie Rollins, specifically for Hastings Manor in Belleville. CAO Jim Pine noted that at one time there were “site co-ordinators� at both Hastings and Centennial Manors. A couple of years ago, the county cut those

positions for cost-savings. But, it now seems clear that, at least for the larger Belleville facility, some sort of assistant is needed to allow a fair workload for Debbie Rollins, the department head. The recommendation was approved. Also approved was a recommendation to sign an agreement

with Diagnostic Imaging Services for Hastings Manor. The move has no budgetary impact and comes with the support of in-house physicians and staff. The project will monitor reduction in residents sent to an emergency department and the merit of increased chest x-rays within

90 days of being admitted to the home. A portable x-ray machine will be used. The contract will run for two years with costs being billed to OHIP. Elected new chair of the committee was Coun. Dave McCue, of Quinte West.



                   New chair of Hastings County’s long term care committee is Quinte West Coun. Dave McCue. Jack Evans/Metroland

Three arrested in Roll Up Rim cup caper Belleville police have arrested three teens in a theft of boxes of Tim Horton’s contest cups at the Wallbridge Loyalist Road Tim’s outlet Feb. 2. Police had originally arrested Steven Seabold, 19, of Stirling, in a plot to steal ‘Roll Up The Rim’ cups by the caseload from a storage room at the Tim Horton’s outlet where he used to work. Security cameras captured the theft and police said they had been searching for two more suspects alleged to have worked with Seabold on the theft. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, a 17-year old Belleville boy, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was

arrested and charged with one count of break, enter and theft. He was released with a court date in March. The following day, 18-year old Alexander Leonard, of Belleville, turned himself into police. He too was arrested and charged with one count of break, enter and theft. He was released with a court date on March 16. On Feb. 9, the original accused, Seaborn, once again turned himself back in to police and was again arrested. A third charge of theft under $5,000 was laid for what is described as a third carton full of the contest cups. He was released with a court date of March 16.

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The Good Earth A Rose is a Foxglove is a Geranium (Part Two)

Dan Clost We discovered several interesting facts in last week’s column. Firstly, there was a time when a person could know everything there was to be known about the world. Carl von LinnÊ, or Carolus Linnaeus, was one of

those chaps. Secondly, in the gardening world, Linnaeus is the person who first introduced the idea of a binomial (or two-name system). Thirdly, it was until modern science (that is to say, what we called modern science in the 1960’s) was able to examine the actual make up of plant cells that his Domain of the Three Kingdoms-animal, vegetable and mineral- was expanded in 1969. His method of arranging plants according to shared similarities continues to be the deciding factor as to how plants are ranked. Before we move into the actual process of naming plants, let me introduce two other concepts that some credit Linnaeus for introducing to science. One was the idea that a plant, or any living organism, did not exist in isolation and depended upon an interconnected environment. Today we routinely talk about food chains and the soil food web. Another idea was the thought that in order to diagnose or manage a plant’s health, you first

had to know about the plant including pests and diseases. Today, we call that integrated pest management of IPM for short. One more interesting tidbit: the authoritative document, The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP), as of 2016, states that any changes to the names are retroactive to 1753. That is the year which Linnaeus published Species Plantarum in which he set out the ranking system. So, how does this ranking system work? Everything is arranged in groups which are further divided into smaller groups. The big group is the world and everything on it, e.g. Domain. This is divided into Kingdoms, e.g. Vegetable or Plant Kingdom. Starting at the largest group and working our way to the smallest, the ranking looks like this: Domain, Kingdom, Division, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, Variety, Cultivar and Forma. We can actually take

it down 9 more subsets, each one more rigidly defined) but, as mentioned last week, that is way beyond my pay scale. One way to look at this is how we would define ourselves in terms of the universe. We’d go from galaxy (Milky Way Domain) to solar system (egocentrically, still called “Our Solar System Kingdom) to planet (Earth, Division) to hemisphere (Northern Class) to continent (North America, Order) to country (Canada, Family) to province (Ontario Genus) to County (Northumberland Species) to municipality (Quinte West Cultivar) to town (Trenton, Forma). For the most part, we are interested in Genus and Species. In fact, this is the level where Linnaeus made his great contribution: he said every plant must be identified with binomial nomenclature. The most common language used is Latin unless a word origin can be traced back to Greek. The ICNCP prefers that plants which are found in the wild are identified

using Latin while deliberate hybrids, cultivars, etc. may employ less rigorous limits. Here’s how it works in real life. A very popular plant in the landscape is the Serviceberry. (Or perhaps a Shadblow, a Juneberry, a Sugarplum, a Chuckleberry get the idea.) This plant is native to...well it depends on which of the above monikers you picked. To be precise, I’m referring to Eukaryotes, Angiosperm, Eudicots, Rosids, Rosales, Rosacea, Amelanchier, canadensis. There’s no way I remembered that, Gentle Reader. I had to look it up. What I do remember is that A. canadensis is in the Rosacea family and that’s a big family. We’ll find apples, hawthorns, mulberries and even roses; in fact, those plus 87 more genera can be pencilled in on the family tree. There is more to it than you’ll find in a short gardening column, but this will get you started. Just don’t come to my shop and ask for bluebells.

REPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 2017 What is 4-H? 4-H is a non-profit positive youth development organization that spans 70 countries across the world and 12 provinces across the crountry. For over a century, 4-H Ontario has been working to build youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today 4-H Ontario is open to all youth across the province of all backgrounds. In 4-H, youth ages 6-21 and screened engaged volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, selfconfidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable leadership and life skills. With unique projects, club activities and local, regional and provincial programs, 4-H is a proven leader to: • Building effective leaders • Training successful speakers & communicators • Developing a variety of life and technical skills • Bringing families & communities together • Creating future opportunities for youth

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4-H Pledge I pledge My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to Larger Service, My Health to better living for my club, my community and my country. 4-H Clubs 4-H Ontario defines a “clubâ€? as a group of at least two screened volunteers in good standing and six participants. Under the guidance of club leaders, 4-H participants run the club, make the decisions and set and carry out the directions for the project. The club decides on a topic (project) and through leader instruction and hands on learning, participants spend 12 hours or more exploring the topic during meetings. New this year = there is no restriction on how many meetings need occur to make up these minimum 12 hours, 4-H Ontario policy does not restrict the number of clubs a member can belong to, however some 4-H Associations do have limits In order to successfully complete a project and receive credit, 4-H participants will: • Attend and participate in at least 2/3 of all club meetings time • Complete ALL club requirements to the satisfaction of the club leaders and • Participate in the club achievement program as developed by their leaders

How old do youth need to be to become 4-H participants? Cloverbuds Ages 6-8 === The Cloverbud Program is specifically geared to this group. Hastings County has in place a Cloverbud Program if you are interested in this program please contact Rebecca Posthumus at: Members Ages 9-21 - Members can join clubs and complete as many projects as they desire. There are many other opportunities for members. *Age is based on a calendar year. For example, a youth who turns 9 years old on December 31, 2016 is considered to be 9 for the year 2017 If you have youth who is interested in the below listed clubs please contact the listed leaders for start dates: The Square Box Gardening Project: Beth Lake: The Dairy Project! Learn how to care for a dairy calf and how to prepare it for show! Analyze the ins and outs of dairy production! South Hastings Dairy Club: Edward Huffman: 613-885-6037 Sterling-Tweed Dairy Club: Tim Hunt 613-478-6143 Brian Sills’s 613-477-1533

The Beef Project! Be introduced to how to care for a beef project calf. Learn about today’s purebred and commercial beef markets. Centre Hastings Beef Club: Megan Burnside: 613-242-8775 Marcie Reavie: 613-336-8796 All Livestock Clubs are summer clubs and they run from April to September, while other clubs can be anytime of the year. Leaders of the livestock clubs will help members locate calves. The Horse Project! Being a top horseman or horsewoman requires learning all you can about horses, and achieving goals for you and your horse. With humane training methods, a well-trained horse will respond to your wishes and give you its best. Members will develop respect for horses, responsibility in caring for horses, and discipline in the way horses are handled. There are several ways to participate in the horse project, even if a member doesn’t own their own horse, The Stirling Horse Club - With this club you don’t need a horse Sarah Wolters: 613-989-0053

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ten looked upon elsewhere as an inconvenient pest, the prairie dog is actually protected here in a prairie dog colony. It was actually the first protected prairie dog colony in the entire nation. This is the place to go to see these creatures in their natural habitat, and you’ll be rewarded with several ‘photo ops’ of these playful creatures, fighting among themselves, burrowing, shrieking, or simply standing at attention on their back feet! It’s located within Mackenzie Park, and it’s free. 5 Eva Mae’s Pit Barbecue: This unusual and very popular dining experience is only available three days a week (Thurs., Fri., and Sat.) and only for a few hours (11 am until sold out). Therefore, people tend to form a long line quite early, for many brag that it’s “the best BBQ” – and it also offers FREE BEER with your meal! Yes, instead of getting a liquor license to sell it, the beer is simply giv-

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en away to its customers! This popular vendor used to sell out of a trailer, but there’s now an actual rented warehouse on the outskirts of Lubbock that’s used as the restaurant. I was

amazed at the crowd! Try their grits, baked beans, smoked brisket, green chili sausage, turkey, and ribs. 6 Cast Iron Grill: Yet another unique dining experience is to be found at Lubbock’s Cast Iron Grill, where “It’s all about the boots, pie, and chicken fry”. This restaurant features home cooking and is best known for its delectable pies - so much so that people have

pie for breakfast – before it’s sold out! My favourite was the strawberry banana split pie! This downtown restaurant also features some humorous signs that are sprinkled throughout. One read “There’s a skinny girl living inside me that’s trying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies.” Another stated: “Seven days without chocolate makes one weak.” Yet another one was “If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen.” There are, indeed, a number of interesting attractions to check out in Lubbock, Texas. For More Information: www. (Travel and accommodations provided by Visit Lubbock)


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“Avec Plaisir” brings the French connection BY JACK EVANS

Belleville - It is too late for Valentine’s Day but the French reputation of love of beauty, including music, will be front and centre for the Quinte Symphony’s concert on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Bridge Street United Church. The concert is billed as an afternoon of music by famed and beloved Paris-born composer Camille Saint Saens. A child prodigy on piano rivalling Mozart (according to critics), Saint Saens led a long and prolific composing life, traveling extensively, and fervently defending the long-established principles of melodic and harmonic beauty as established by the masters.

Featured work for this concert will be the first ever Belleville live performance of one of his most famous works, Symphony No.3 in C minor (The Organ Symphony) in which a pipe organ joins the orchestra for a stirring, anthem-like final movement. This piece will probably sound familiar to many listeners as that theme was used as the music for the popular motion picture, “Babe,” the pig who wanted to be a sheep dog. Returning to the console of the powerful and recently refurbished Bridge Street organ console for this performance will be former church musician Terry Head. Two other shorter works, both by Saint Saens, are also on the

program. This will also be the first concert to show off the orchestra’s new full four-drum timpani set of solid copper and resounding tone. Tickets are available at the Quinte Arts Council office, Sam the Record Man, Books and Company , Picton; and J.B.Books , Trenton; as well as online at www., $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and children, free, also available at the door. Quinte Symphony concludes its regular concert season on Sunday , May 7 with a pops themed concert in The Regent Theatre, Picton, starring the internationally acclaimed hit group, The Sultans of String.

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CN PENSIONERS’ Association and District Dinner meeting on Feb 23. Greek Banquet Hall 70 Harder Dr. Belleville. All CN pensioners, their spouses, widows, and new members are welcome. Doors open at 11:00 AM KIWANIS COMMUNITY BREAKFAST Feb 19 9-Noon Land O’ Lakes Curling Club. Adults - $8, children under 12 $4. Also have a Bake Sale ‘Draw to the Button’ contest with prizes FEB 19 at 4:30 PM Music at Saint Thomas “Mystery” reception will follow. Admission: Pay-What-You-Can GRIEFSHARE: A supportive ministry for those grieving the death of a loved one. Maranatha Church, 100 College St. W. Daytime group: Wednesdays 10:00 am – noon. Evening group: Thursdays 7– 9pm. $20.00. 613 962 8220 SCOTTISH COUNTRY Dancing: Come alone or bring a partner. Classes Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:30pm, Harry J. Clarke School, 77 Rollins Dr., Belleville. Info 613-965-4212 or 613-967-1827. BELLEVILLE LEGION Br. 99: Fish & Chips, first and third Fridays of month, 4-6 p.m. Open Euchre, Tuesdays, 1 pm. Open Shuffleboard Wednesdays, 12:30 PM. Canteen open every Friday 4-7 p.m. Meat Rolls and Horse Races 4:30 pm., Legion Clubroom 132 Pinnacle St, Belleville. Age of majority HALL RENTALS 613-968-9053 HOME HELP & Home Maintenance support service (cleaning, meal prep, shopping, snow removal, etc). 613-969-0130 or Deseronto at 613-396-6591. EMMAUS CANCER Support Group Feb 20 at 7 p.m. at Hastings Park Bible Church, 36 Harder Drive. open to anyone coping with cancer, their family members and/or caregivers. 613-922-5804 or 613-962-9628

BRIGHTON FEB 18, Quinte Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society “Tales of the Script: Learning the Alphabet” old handwriting styles from the 19th century, handwritten records of the 1800s. Everyone welcome, Quinte West Public Library, 1-3 pm. www. CREATIVE CAFÉ Drop-in Feb 21st, 1-3pm $2 46 Prince Edward Street, Unit #14, Brighton, To register, (613)475 4190 FEB 17TH. Winterlude Pub Night at the Brighton Legion, featuring Ian Roy, Shepard pie dinner and dancing. Tickets $20.00. DROP-IN INDOOR Walking Program: Tuesdays and Thursdays each week until

March 9th, 6 –7:30pm, Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Rd. Free. 613962-0000, ext. 233. JOYFULL NOISE Women’s Choir practices every Monday, 7-9 p.m. at the Brighton Legion. New members welcome. 613 397-3236. BRIGHTON CLOTHING Depot 5 Craig St Open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 8; Sat 10 – 1 Please No Furniture Or Tvs SUPPERS READY - Wednesdays, 5-6 pm at Trinity-St.Andrrws United Church, 56 Prince Edward St., Brighton. donations accepted. BRIGHTON SOCCER Registration Dates Feb 22nd 6:30-8:30pm Upstairs At The Arena New This Year A U21 Division All Games To Be Played In Brighton $70.00 For Youth 10 And Under $80.00 For Youth 11 And Up *$50.00 For Those signing up for our new division of U21 613-848-5337 or www.

CAMPBELLFORD SKATING AND hot chocolate at local arenas on Family Day, Feb 20, Warkworth Arena from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Campbellford Arena from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. All skaters will receive a coupon for a complimentary hot chocolate. CAMPBELLFORD-SEYMOUR HERITAGE Society Feb 20,7:30 PM at the Heritage Centre, 113 Front St. N. Program will be A Glimpse at 100 Years of the NHL. All are welcome. BLOOD PRESSURE Clinic, Feb. 17 2017 at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 1-4pm, Room 249 2nd Floor. All Welcome. FEB 17TH, Belleville Legion – Trilogy 7-11 pm. Plenty of room for dancing! Everyone welcome (age of majority event). LADIES: LOOKING to join a new groupCampbellford IODE is looking for new members. If interested, call Kathryn, at 705-696-2166. FEB. 17TH 6PM Valentine’s Roast Beef Odd Fellows Hall 240 Victoria St. Adults $15, Children under 8 $7 705-653-0072 LIONS CLUB of Campbellford needs you! call Don May @ 705-947-2107 or Eric Holmden @ 705-653-3075.

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Wed. of each month, 9:30-11:30am. Madoc (613) 707-3879 Arts Centre/Skate Park, 242 Durham St. COLD CREEK Cloggers, Monday nights. GOSPEL SING The Chapel of The Good Madoc. Info: 613-962-0892 Beginner class 6:30pm. Trenton Baptiste Shepherd 513 Ashley St. Foxboro Feb 18 Church 15 South St. First night free. 6136:30 pm Lunch After MARMORA 920-9034 FEB 18 Meat Roll Marmora Legion 1:30PM FRANKFORD Jam Session Feb 19 1PM-4PM $5.00 cover MINOR SOFTBALL registrations Trenton EUCHRE - every Tuesday at 1 p.m. All charge. No charge. Lunch available at arena feb 18 10am-2pm Register every thurs in march frankford public school welcome Mapleview Community & Seniors minimal charge 630-8pm Tball, jr mite $50 Mite, squirt Club 1030 Mapleview Road, 613-3953751 Basic Foot Care the 2nd and 4th BINGO EVERY Monday Marmora Legion $100 Peewee, bantam $120 Email frankMonday of each Month $25 613-921-3245 Early Birds Start at 7PM Jam Session every Monday Club Room 6PM-9PM Chase the or 613-395-3751 Ace Every Friday Ticket sales noon-8PM. TWEED OPEN MIC, first Friday of the month, TGIF Draw 8:30PM Darts every Friday 1PM Mixed Darts, 4-7 pm. Frankford Legion and 7PM club Room Club Room Now GATEWAY COMMUNITY Health Centre is urgently seeking volunteers for its Pole FRANKFORD UNITED Church: Sunday Open Sundays 1PM-5PM Walking program. 1-2hrs/week (flexible). service with Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. MEMORY CAFÉ, 2nd Tues. of month, 613-478-1211 ext. 228. All are welcome. 10-11:30am. Marmora Library W. Shannon FRESH AWAKENING. A joint EvangeliHOLY TRINITY Anglican Church, 60 Rm. 37 Forsyth St. Marmora. 613-962-0892 cal Service sharing testimonies of the power North Trent Street, Soup’s On Luncheon of God & worship led by TPC worship STIRLING Feb 23, 11:30-1p.m. $7. band. Feb. 19th @ 6 pm Tweed PenteSTIRLING & District Horticultural Society costal Church, 16 Jamieson St W, Tweed. HASTINGS presents Quinte Botanical Gardens, Feb TUESDAY BID euchre at 7 p.m.,, and HASTINGS LEGION ... Sunday February 20 at 7pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Thursday regular euchre at 1 p.m. At the 19th The All Woman Dart Tournament Church Hall, 110 Mill St. seed sharing of Actinolite hall. For inquiries 613 403-1720. cost is $40 per team doubles $10 per team members’ successful garden plant varieties. renew your membership now. New TWEED LEGION offers Pool on Wednes705 - 696-2363 & non members welcome. 613-398-0220 days at 6:30, Shuffleboard on Thursdays HASTINGS LEGION every Friday blind at 7 and Darts at 7:30 on Fridays. We hold draw double darts starting at 7:15 pm Fri- SENIORS EUCHRE every Thursday, 1 bi-weekly Euchre on Saturdays at 1 pm, pm, Stirling Legion Branch #228, Stirlingday afternoon meat draws in clubroom Marmora Rd. Only $2 to play, refreshments Meat Draws once a month and free music starting at 5:15 pm afternoons. 613-478-1865 or tweed428rcl@ provided. (613) 395-2002. HASTINGS & District Seniors Club, 6 Albert St. E Hastings, Civic Centre down- TRENTON TWEED LIBRARY: Bridge every Tuesday stairs. Mon-Regular Euchre, 12:30pm from 1-4. Knitting every Friday from 2-4 Tues- Bid Euchre, 1pm. Tournaments TRENTON HORTICULTURAL Society Feb 16, Trenton United Church, 85 Dundas FREE COMMUNITY kitchens, Gateway every 4th Sat. of month, alternating bid Street East,7 pm Pie Social & Chinese CHC in Tweed, third Tuesday of each euchre then reg euchre. Auction $2.00 Guest Fee month, 1:30-3:30pm. Taste new foods, HAVELOCK PROBUS CLUB of Quinte West meets learn to cook in healthy ways, and meet GOSPEL SINGS at Stone Jug Hall Hwy 1st Thursday of the month, 9:30 a.m., new people. Info or to register, call the 7, Donations only. last sat of each month upstairs at the RCL 110, Trenton. All Dietitian at 613-478-1211 ext 228. seniors welcome. 613-475-5111 (no Dec meet). 613-473-2755 Do you have a community RC LEGION Br 389 Havelock, Monday QUINTE QUILTERS Guild, 7 PM, first event you would like to Senior Darts, 12:30Pm, Bingo 6:30Pm Wednesday of the month. St Columba see in the paper? Tuesday Shuffleboard, 12:30Pm Thursday Church, Bridge St. E. Everyone is welcome. Ladies Darts 1Pm Friday Open Darts 7:00 QUINTE LANDLORDS Association Please email your submission to Pm Saturday Meat Draws 3:00 Pm members meet, network, share knowledge, Deadline for submissions hear a guest speaker, third Wednesday for the weekly thursday MADOC of month 630pm. Advance registration edition is every WOMENS CAREGIVER Group, women required . $10. To register, use the contact Monday at 3pm. caring for a person with memory loss. 3rd form on or

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New emergency stretchers backed BY JACK EVANS

Belleville – Large patients are placing a health strain on paramedics. Discussed at a previous meeting, Hastings/Quinte Emergency Services Committee revisited the issue of back strain at last week’s regular meeting. County EMS Director Doug Socha reviewed the problems associated with increased weight loads of typical patients, the result of overweight lifestyles. He noted that the Quinte area is disproportionately higher in this than other parts of Ontario and that his unit has already had “one career-ending back injury” while loading someone into an ambulance. Besides the increased weight of many patients, gurney equipment is becoming increasingly heavy. He then reviewed new technology that can provide a “track” on stretchers so they can easier go up or down stairs and “power stretchers” that reduce some or all of the physi-

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cal lift involved in loading and unloading. He said he had originally planned to incorporate at least one such device in next year’s budget, but is now wanting to move one up into the current year budget and gradually build up enough to have at least one for each of the unit’s 18 ambulances. He also referred to an insurance company’s report showing the increasingly high incidence of back injuries in the workplace and their costs and the reality of ambulance service applicants looking for such equipment to plan a longer career. Such implements are already successfully in use in other Eastern Ontario jurisdictions, he said, although the cost, at up to $45,000, is several times higher than a standard stretcher. His recommendation was approved, as was his report for 2017 , which showed an increase in service calls in excess of six per cent.

Hastings County Council is likely to give a sharp boost in funding for affordable housing following a recommendation from the Hastings/ Quinte Community and Human Services Committee last week. One recommendation adopted by the committee was to boost affordable housing construction by $1 million, starting this year and for the next few years. Department director Steve Gatward explained that the county had applied for such funding from the province on a six-year program originally designated for a home renovation program. Gatward said that “while useful,” it has extra costs in administration associated

with it as experienced by other municipalities. These include supervision by experienced staff for necessary inspections, increased county staff time to process and monitor funding dispersals and a rental formula rate that leaves costs too high for those in the Quinte area who most need such help. Since the funds are already allocated by the province, there will be no impact on the county’s budget. The motion includes calling for a request for proposals for new housing units which will better meet the needs. This will bring the total county funding for new affordable housing units for the next two years up to $2,286,490.

The halls were alive with the Sound of Music at Albert BY JACK EVANS

Three consecutive nights of full-house audiences tell it all. Belleville’s historic Albert College, marking its 160th anniversary this year, knows how to stage a musical. Some of the talent on display in this challenging but beautiful show, would rival that of the Belleville Theatre Guild, or even professional companies, especially five-year-old Gillian Foster who plays the cute and capable Gretl, youngest child of Capt. Georg Von Trapp, played by Spencer Phillips. With a cast of about 20, spanning Nazis to nuns, plus von Trapp and his seven children, best friend, Max (Kiaran Solomon) and wannabe wife Marta (Madeline BuxRosemary Woods as Maria and Gillian Foster as Gretl sit ton,) show director, staffer Leslie Austin, on the bench while the other children cluster around in recruited strong vocal and acting skills for the key roles like Rosemary Woods as the “The Sound of Music� at Albert College last weekend. Submitted photo irrepressible Maria (“How do you hold a

whirlwind in your hand,�) and Ava Guse as the understanding Mother Abbess who gets to sing the anthem-like “Climb Every Mountain.� She also has good blocking and smooth set transitions in the dark. A show of Austrian Alps scenes with German background music and projected scene backgrounds are both clever and effective touches. Ensemble singing, especially by the nuns’ chorus, is dramatically moving in their Latin intonation of “Preludium� and “Gloria Patris,� then recessing with candles down the main aisle. The children’s numbers were also well sung. All the songs are there, even some less familiar like “How Can Love Survive� as Capt. Von Trapp contemplates marrying the rich and influential Marta. He is eventually turned off by her pro Nazi sympathies.

Choreography is mostly simple but effective. There could have been more creativity here. The audience was perfectly happy as it was. Other key roles, all well done, were Maxim Sindall as Rolf, the youthful Nazi who had a crush on the eldest daughter, Liesl, played by Anna Nixon, Man Ka (Ruby) Kam as Baroness Elsa Schrader, the captain’s chief executive and Pinlin (Rain) Song as Friedrich, the butler, plus the talented children. The cast reflected the school’s elementary as well as secondary level students and used only one staff member as the mother abbess, whose rich voice almost raised the roof. It also reflected the school’s international student population as its reputation is now world wide. The public can look forward to more Albert College musical presentations in the months and years ahead.

Loyalist College January enrolment largest in college’s history Belleville – January enrolment increased at Loyalist College with new January registrations numbering 355 this year, the largest number of January starts in the college’s history. Governors were told this at February 9 board meeting, and they welcomed the news, as it means the college has succeeded in its ambition in growing enrollment, especially with international students. The increased numbers are the result of more program offerings in January, increased enrolment of international students, as well as retention efforts. “We are seeing increased numbers of students starting their programs in January, and at other times of the year,� explained Ann Drennan, acting vice-president academic. “Registrations in the New Year include over 150 new international students, bringing the total population of international students studying at Loyalist to over 300 – double the international enrolment of the previous year.� Loyalist President & CEO Ann Marie Vaughan said, “in fact, the college has met the international enrolment goal for 2020, well ahead of the plan.� Vaughan also commented that the increase in January registrations reflects the

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Quinte Ballet School of Canada to launch dance class for those with Parkinson’s

Belleville – The Quinte Ballet School of Canada is getting ready to launch a new program that might make a world of difference for participants physically, mentally and spiritually. The pilot class Dancing with Parkinson’s is set to start on Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m. at the school at 196 Palmer Rd., in west-end Belleville. It’s a 12-week program, with sessions taking place every Thursday at 11 a.m. up to May 18. The program is being put on by Laura Ryan, a graduate of Webster University’s school of dance in St. Louis, Missouri. She recently moved to Belleville and wanted to get involved with the QBSC and pursue her passion of teaching dance to people facing health-related challenges She recently volunteered for an organization in Toronto that taught dance classes for people who had suffered strokes and for people with Parkinson’s disease. She was so thrilled with the experience that upon moving here she approached the QBSC with the idea and began gauging interest in the community. An information session held re-

cently at the school was well attended and she believes the class will reach its capacity of about 20 students. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease, which can cause a person to have tremors, lose balance and lose control of muscles. So, on the surface, it would seem that dancing wouldn’t be easy for someone suffering from such a condition. However, Ryan’s found some people with Parkinson’s find it therapeutic to participate in a dance class. Like in any class, the participants warm up their muscles with certain exercises and then begin moving to music. The class will teach a range of style from ballet to tap to group dance. “Everyone is always taller when they leave,” said Ryan. “They’re more graceful, more comfortable, more confident.” She stressed that the class is geared for people of all levels and abilities. No experience is necessary to participate and no one will be asked to do anything they’re not comfortable with. “If you don’t want to get out of your chair that day, you don’t have to get out of your chair that day.” QBSC artistic director Catherine Taylor said she’s thrilled that the school’s been able to partner with Ryan for the project, as dance classes

for people with Parkinson’s is a worldwide phenomenon. To her knowledge, similar types of dance classes are being provided in about 100 communities, across nine countries now. Well, maybe it’s now 101 with Belleville on board, she pointed out, with a laugh. “This is wonderful for our school.” Taylor said matching people with Parkinson’s with dance instructors makes sense. A trained dancer is very in tune with their body and the act of dancing helps them utilize muscles they may not even realize they have. So the hope is that a person with Parkinson’s, who may be frustrated with losing control of their body, will discover movements they can do and get a spark of positive energy. Ryan said the class is intended to help participants feel good about themselves, not just while in the studio, but as they leave and go back to regular life. “Inside (the studio) they feel free,” she said. “They can take that feeling and use it in their everyday life too.” She hopes the class will help people not “feel so trapped in their own bodLaura Ryan is about to launch a class called Dancing with Parkinson’s ies.” For more information on the class at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada, with support from the school’s email Ryan at danceparkinsonsqbsc@ artistic director Catherine Taylor (left). Stephen Petrick/Metroland

Quinte and District Maple Syrup Producers 2017 First Tapping Ceremony Friday, February 24th, 2017 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Hosted By

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Schedule of Events 11:00 am Arrive and Socialize 12:00 pm Opening and Welcome by OMSPA “First taps” for 2017 Todd Smith, MPP Hastings and Prince Edward County Dave Little, O’Hara Volunteers Assoc. 12:30 pm Lunch - Pancakes and Local Maple Syrup If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Needham 613-473-6780.

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Belleville Wheelchair Basketball gets help from Stirling pond hockey BY TERRY MCNAMEE

Belleville - Wheelchair Basketball Belleville received a welcome infusion of cash on Thursday, Feb. 2, with a donation of $2,652 from the Fifth Annual Kerr Pond Hockey Tournament held Jan. 28 in Stirling. Tournament organizer John Kerr presented the money to Wheelchair Basketball Belleville program director Katherine Kerr. She said the program, which be-

gan about two years ago, runs every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Belleville YMCA. People of all ages are welcome. "We welcome everybody, all abilities," she said. "We're able to play five on five most nights." She said the program is free for YMCA members and is $5 per night for nonmembers. Special sports wheelchairs are provided, both for regular wheelchair users and others.

"We're beyond grateful for this generous donation," the director said. "The donation is going to help current and future athletes play a game of basketball, because we'll be able to purchase more equipment." For more information about the program, go to http://www. y m c a o f c e o. c a / m e m b e r s h i p _ branches-belleville.php or check out Wheelchair Basketball Belleville on Facebook.

Wheelchair Basketball Belleville got a $2,652 boost from the Fifth Annual Kerr Pond Hockey Tournament held Jan. 28 in Stirling. The presentation was made on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Belleville YMCA. Pictured from left are Gus Sacrey of Trenton, hockey tournament organizer John Kerr of Stirling, basketball program director Katherine Kerr of Belleville and Phil Kerr of Stirling. Terry McNamee/Metroland

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Juno nomination for Havelock Jamboree star BY BILL FREEMAN

Havelock - Havelock Country Jamboree star Aaron Pritchett is up for a prestigious Juno Award. The Northern, B.C. native is vying for Country Album of the Year honours with three recent Jamboree performers with his stellar recording The Score going head to head with albums from Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee and Jess Moskaluke. Bamford, Brownlee and Moskaluke were at last year's Jamboree, with Moskaluke turning in perhaps the best set by any performer over the four-day music and camping festival, a tall order given the impressive lineup. Pritchett has now been nominated for three Junos over his career, with 2007's Big Wheel and 2009's Thankful also both nominated for Country Recording of the Year. The rocker-turned-country star is known for bringing "rock energy" to his music and performances, and he'll find the mas-

sive twin stages to his liking as he pulls into Havelock for his Aug. 17 headline gig. Pritchett will share that night with Jana Kramer, Patricia Conroy, The Good Brothers and The Jordy Jackson Band. The Score debuted at number one on the Canadian country charts and his first single release Dirt Road in 'Em reached number one. It was Pritchett's first top-10 song in eight years. The second single release, Out of the Blue, also cracked the top 10. Pritchett started out as a rock performer but transitioned easily into country. "It was being able to relate to the stories that country songs told. Those stories were a lot like mine," he has said. "I was going fishing, camping and riding buses to hockey tournaments in even smaller towns than my own; life was a lot more country than rock and roll. That feeling resonated with me and I strive to convey that in my music today."

Aaron Pritchett has been nominated for a Juno Award for Country Album of the Year. The British Columbia native is one of the headliners at this year’s Havelock Country Jamboree Aug. 17-20.

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Madoc- The Central Hastings OPP is warning residents of a scam that has recently surfaced in the area. The scammer calls and pretends to be from a financial institution or credit card company. They falsely tell the victim that their credit card or banking information has been compromised. In one incident, the scammer claimed an unauthorized charge of $300 was made from a money transfer service on the victim's credit card. The scammer often creates a sense of urgency, and then asks for the caller to confirm their credit card number and personal information such as their SIN number. The calls are often made late in the evening or early in the morning with the hopes of catching the potential victim off guard. It has also been reported that the scammer follows up with an unsolicited ad or email which, once opened, could expose your computer to the possibility of dangerous or malicious programs meant to

destroy data or steal personal private information. The Central Hastings OPP is asking residents to take the time to verify unsolicited contacts. Call the company or financial institution yourself on a phone number you know to be genuine. Do not rely on caller ID alone to authenticate a caller. Criminals spoof caller ID numbers; they may appear to be calling from a legitimate company or a local number when they're not even in the same country as you. A caller who creates a sense of urgency or uses high-pressure tactics is probably a scam artist. You work hard for your money, so work hard to protect it. Remember, the scams will continue as long as the con artists continue to make money. Anyone interested in more information on fraud can call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or check online at

Conservation authority adopting new budget model an additional 6.58 per cent of the overall levy. A wrinkle in the finances came when the Authority received two safety review reports that had been requested that state the Belmont Lake dam and Allan Mills dam need work at estimated costs of $42,000 and $69,500 respectively. The board gave the go-ahead to proceed with a Water and Erosion Control Infrastructure (WECI) application for

matching dollars for these projects. According to General Manager Tim Pidduck, staff processed 312 files per staff member in 2016. This compares to the next closest Authority in terms of workplace file numbers, Cataraqui Region, which completes 175 files per staff member. The CVCA is in the middle of its 10-year long-range strategic plan, and future years have proposed budget increases annually that are much

The Crowe Valley Conservation Authority board, led by Chair Suzanne Partridge, head of the table, decided to adopt a two levy structure for its budget, similar to that of the Quinte Conservation Authority, to meet its financial challenges. A final decision will be made at their meeting on March 16. Sue Dickens/Metroland

nizes that staff workload has reached Marmora - Adopting a new budget a point where if we don't recognize model is how the Crowe Valley Con- that we need to make some changes servation Authority (CVCA) has de- to staff workload, we will be comcided to move forward and deal with promising the turnaround time for applications under the regulations its financial challenges. "The year 2017 is the year where program," noted Tim Pidduck, genCVCA finds a new way to float down eral manager. The proposed budgets are being the river, or we're going down the river. It's just not sustainable where we circulated to the municipalities so are," commented Vice Chair Ron Ge- they have the opportunity to review row during recent budget discussions. them (operations and capital) and The board agreed to adopt the submit comments directly to the Quinte Conservation Authority mod- CVCA or through their municipal el, which separates its budget into representative on the board. Ultimately, the operational and capital and operations, resulting in capital levies will be voted on sepatwo levies. "Our funding partners have not rately by the CVCA board at their been there for us, they haven't been next meeting on March 16. Splitting for the last decade and a half at least. the overall budget means the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority is That's the problem," Gerow said. Drawing on reserve funds and looking at a capital budget levy of putting some money back was also $30,000 (tax requirement increase), discussed. "I agree if you're going which in percentage terms represents to take something out be sure you're putting something else in," commented board member Cathy Redden, Traditional and hard to understand investment Trent Hills rep. The total fees could be costing you up to 30% of overall increase your potential wealth.* combining the Join Canada’s first two budgets be- subscription based ing discussed will investing service ment see an increase today! our of approximately 12 per cent if approved. This includes funds on the operations Visit side for staff Nest Wealth which is tied into the current service delivery review. "This recogBY SUE DICKENS

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Peacefully at his home in Brighton, with his loving family around him, on Friday, February 10, 2017, age 60 years. Wyatt was a GOOD man. Strong, steadfast and loyal. He was a Warrior in his lengthy battle with cancer. Wyatt Roberts, son of the late Kenneth and Hazel Roberts. Loving husband of Shannon (Crowder). Proud father and grandfather of Mandi Roberts and Creaton (Hinds) and Gabrielle of Ajax, Ken Roberts and Heather Payne and Raiden and Kara, Shayne Roberts and his wife Amanda and Danika, all of Brighton. Brother of Wayne and Linda Roberts of Brighton, Catherine and Yvon Serre of Petawawa, Colleen and Paul Hutchinson of Brighton. Predeceased by his brother Wyman Roberts. Wyatt will be fiercely missed and always in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Wyatt’s Life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre, or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Brighton Funeral Home, (613 475-2121). The Day You Left - by Anonymous With tears we saw you suffer, As we watched you fade away, Our hearts were almost broken, As you fought so hard to stay. We knew you had to leave us, But you never went alone, For part of us went with you The day you left your home.

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TOWNSHIP OF HAVELOCK-BELMONT-METHUEN SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CLOSING DATE: FEBRUARY 24, 2017 The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen is currently seeking responsible, motivated team players for the following summer student positions: Administrative Assistant (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include assisting with answering telephones and directing calls, tending to front counter inquiries, excepting payments for taxes, water bills and dog tag licenses, updating website notices and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Drivers’ license is of asset and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Business Administration or Accounting college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Civil Engineering Assistant (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include assisting with the contract administration of various road and bridge projects, minor construction inspections, surveying, traffic counts, collection of GPS data and preparation of data for reports to Council. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Drivers’ license is required and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Civil or Construction Engineering college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Library Assistant (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include assisting with daily activities at the library branches, helping residents access public computers, planning and conducting of a Canada 150 summer reading program for children taking them on a historical journey through the settlement of our area by use of stories and crafts and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Drivers’ license is required and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Bachelor of Education or Early Childhood Education college/ university program. Working hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 30 hours per week. Parks & Recreation Labourer Responsibilities include beautification of parks and sports fields, grass cutting, weeding, watering of floral arrangements, garbage removal, minor building/equipment maintenance and repairs and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Drivers’ license is of asset and preference may be given to applicants enrolled in a Recreation and Leisure college/university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Some weekend work may be required. Public Works Labourer Responsibilities include assisting with road and sidewalk maintenance, sewer and water infrastructure maintenance, equipment and machinery repairs, sign installation/repairs, tree brushing, roadside debris pick up and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Drivers’ license is required and preference may be given to applicants enrolled in a Construction Engineering college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Records Management/ Special Events Co-ordinator (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include filing and organizing important documents under the Townships records management system and assisting with special events to celebrate Canada’s 150th and the former Village of Havelock’s 125th anniversaries. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Drivers’ license is of asset and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Business Administration or Accounting college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Waste Site Assistant Responsibilities include assisting residents at the Township waste site by directing them to the appropriate recycling and waste bins, processing payments, writing receipts and completing general clean up duties around the site. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Drivers’ license is of asset and preference may be given to applicants enrolled in an Environmental Studies college/university program or equivalent. Working hours are Friday to Tuesday, 40 hours per week with requirement to work weekends and statutory holidays. The period of employment for all summer student positions will begin in early May and continue until the end of August with the exception of the library summer student that will begin the end of May. In order to be eligible for any of the summer student positions you must be between the ages of 15 to 30 years old, enrolled as a full-time student in the current academic year, be returning to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year and be able to work during the months specified. For a complete description of each summer employment opportunity please visit the Townships website at A detailed cover letter and resume, clearly marked with the appropriate summer student positon(s) that you are applying for must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday February 24, 2017 to: Amber Atkinson Corporate Services Analyst Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen P.O. Box 10, Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0 Candidates are encouraged to inform of any accommodating requests so that they can be dealt with throughout the recruitment process. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to evaluate the suitability of applicants for employment.

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THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BRIGHTON JOB OPPORTUNITY CLERK/BY-LAW ADMINISTRATOR The Municipality of Brighton is a small, lower tier municipality situated on Lake Ontario at the eastern end of the County of Northumberland, conveniently located along the 401 corridor between Toronto and Ottawa. We are currently accepting applications for the position of Clerk/By-Law Administrator. Responsibilities: Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Clerk/By-Law Administrator performs all statutory duties of the municipal Clerk and is responsible for the administration and management of the Clerk’s office while providing professional clerical support to Council. Qualifications: The successful applicant possesses a Degree or Diploma in Public Administration or Business Management or related discipline, A.M.C.T. designation and a minimum of 5 years progressive experience in a municipal Clerks office environment. Proven leadership in conducting municipal and school board elections combined with strong research, organizational and teambuilding skills, with developed political astuteness and the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy is required. The preferred candidate brings proven knowledge of the Municipal Act and Regulations, Municipal Elections Act, Vital Statistics Act, Cemetery Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and records management best practices to this position. Knowledge of Stone Orchard and ICompass software would be a definite asset. Salary Range based on 2016 rates: Grade 18 - $67,586.- $83,872. complemented by a generous benefit package. A detailed job description is available on the municipal website Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume clearly marked “Clerk/By-Law Administrator Position”, prior to 12:00 noon, February 21, 2017 to the attention of: Human Resources Municipality of Brighton Bx 189, 35 Alice St Brighton, ON K0K 1H0

Township of Douro-Dummer Requires an Administrative Assistant (Temporary)

The Municipality of Brighton wishes to acknowledge and thank all candidates for your interest in responding to this posting, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and any supporting material is obtained and used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Township of Douro-Dummer, located in the heart of Peterborough County, with a permanent population of 6900, has a temporary position available for an Administrative Assistant. This position is an employee of the Township, is part of the Municipal Office Team and reports directly to the Clerk/Planning Coordinator. The successful candidate will be required to have a Class “G” driver’s licence; a minimum of post secondary education or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) years related secretarial, business or municipal experience; a proven ability to use personal computers and associated software (Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher and Adobe), and word processing experience with accurate keyboarding skills. Familiarity with GIS software would be an asset. Successful completion of the Municipal Administration Program is preferred. We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with excellent communication skills, as well as a proven ability to deal with the public. We also require the successful candidate to have a proven ability to use initiative and judgment and to work without direct supervision. Applicants are encouraged to review the job description for this position, available on the township website, prior to submitting their application. All submissions shall be in writing and shall include a detailed resume with references. Applications should be marked “APPLICATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT” and submitted to the Municipal Office by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. David Clifford C.A.O. Township of Douro-Dummer P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0 705-652-8392 Ext 206

Alternate formats of job postings and accommodations are available upon request to support the participation of persons with disabilities in applying for jobs and during the interview and assessment process. If you require an accommodation, email or phone Human Resources at 613-475-0670.

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected and will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only. Applicants submitting a resume containing references are thereby granting the Township of DouroDummer permission to check these references.

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AUCTION SALE PINE BREEZE BED AND BREAKFAST 93 SIMPSON STREET, BRIGHTON, ONT. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25TH AT 10:30 AM 1 mile WEST of Brighton on Highway 2 and turn NORTH onto Simpson Street. Antique ornate Italian writing desk, King size bed room suite with ornate headboard and night stands, Antique needlepoint fire screen, Antique walnut dining table and chairs, Antique walnut china cabinet, Chippendale style dining chairs, 2 antique walnut drop front secretary’s, antique walnut side table with inlay, Antique Jacobean drop leaf gate leg table, mahogany finish wardrobe, contemporary curio cabinet, mahogany finish chest of drawers, antique centre pedestal side table, Queen size bed room suites with beds and night stands, double and single beds, antique cane bottom chairs, antique writing table with single drawer, wall mirrors, cushion dining chairs, glass front bookcases, dining room server,living room furniture,free standing jewelry cabinets 50 inch flat screen TV, Singer sewing machine, Diplomat bar fridge, portable air conditioners, cushion kitchen seating, several marble and onyx pedestals and bowls, oil paintings, table and floor lamps, telescope, several bakers racks, antique spelter figurine, Ironstone, silver plate, cut glass, glassware’s, everyday dishes, small kitchen appliances, garden tools, Christmas decorations, numerous other articles. REASON FOR SALE – PROPERTY IS SOLD SALE SOLD OUTDOORS TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS 3ODLQĂ€HOG

AUCTION SALE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22/17 AT 5:00 P.M. DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Leonard apt. size chest freezer, pine china hutch, kitchen table/2 leaves & 4 chairs, Round kitchen table/leaf & 4 FKDLUV UROO WRS GHVN FKHVWHUĂ€HOG VRID WDEOH FRIIHH  HQG tables, plant tables, recliner, arm chairs, 2 single beds, electric bed, chest of drawers, 2 dressers/mirrors, cedar chest, cabinet sewing machine, 2 storage cabinets, large qty. of glass & china, prints, corning ware, collectibles, lawn furniture, garden & shop tools & many more pieces. See the web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEER: DOUG JARRELL 613-969-1033

AUCTION SALE RELOCATION & INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE FOR PHILLIPS FARM SUPPLY 84 SANFORD STREET, BRIGHTON, ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 10:00AM Directions: Hwy 30 south to Sanford Street. West 2.5 blocks. Watch for signs. Sale consisting of store supplies, machinery and buildings. Partial list: Store inventory (pool chemicals, chicken feeders, pruning tools, garden tools and chemicals, various boots, pack sprayer, welder, orchard ladders. Variety of shovels, brooms etc. New sprayer helmets, approx. 20 plus steel shelving units). Many other items. Equipment and parts. Hydraulic plastic gravity box auger (new), numerous industrial shelving, variety of PTO shafts, #8 Bolen snow blower, 2 electric powered Dynablast power washers, 120 gal poly tank with electric pump, 3 pt hitch vacuum pruning compressor with hose. New Dynablast burner unit, new Kodiak burner unit, 5hp rototiller, 3 pressure washers (as is), various sprayer tanks and frames, Wifo 3 pt hitch hydraulic fork lift, FMC 500 gal orchard sprayer with vine yard tower, 3 furrow Kleverland plough, 3 pt new Douglas finishing mower 5ft. Model W716 7ft 3pt blade, one 3pt field sprayer, one 3pt air blast sprayer, 3 plus tank and frame assemblies. Various sprayer parts and hose, various vintage tillage equipment (as is), various bags of feed and grass seed. 5 rolls plastic biodegradable mulch (48 in. by 8000 ft), very large quantity of basket and fruit/vegetable packaging, onion bags, strawberry flats, large quantity of 4qt wood baskets, large quantity of 4L cardboard baskets. 60ft airblast boom, new 300gal plastic polytank with steel frame and 4hp Hardie trash pump, Ingersol 1214 riding lawnmower, potato seed cutter, 1000gal Hardie tandem field sprayer with 60ft hydraulic boom - new pump and flow control (sells with a reasonable reserve). Pile of peg board, quantity of dry hardwood lumber. Many other items not listed. Buildings - 50ft x 100ft x 14ft high truss building, steel clad, 3 sliding doors - post construction. 40ft x 60ft x 16ft high 2 storey, stud wall, steel clad. 30ft x 150ft x approx 10ft high, to be sold in 3 sections. Buildings will be sold as is, where is. Buyer will take all liability and insurance, and is responsible for cleaning up all material down to cement floor. Buyer will have 1 month from date of sale to dismantle and clean up material. Phillips Farm Supply will supply demolition permit and utility disconnect. Plan to attend this sale. Sale will be held outdoors and indoors - dress for the weather. Food available. Terms: Cash or cheque (with ID). Owner and auctioneer not responsible for any loss or accident day of sale.

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MPP Todd Smith named energy critic Belleville - Ontario PC Leader, Patrick Brown, has named Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith the energy critic for the Official Opposition at Queen's Park. With the appointment, Smith will be responsible for the PC Caucus response to one of the government's largest and most complicated ministries. "It feels like I've been dealing with electricity concerns since before I was elected." Smith stated. "Across the province, electricity consumers have seen their rates skyrocket, largely because of the Liberal government's mismanagement of the electricity system. We have gone from having the most affordable electricity in North America, to one of the most expensive jurisdictions

because of this government's failed energy experiments," he added. The auditor general reported, as a result of political meddling, residents and businesses have paid $37 billion more than the market price for electricity and we will pay another $133 billion extra over the next 15 years. It's because of these bad energy deals that delivery charges for homeowners and global adjustment fees for businesses are out of control." In addition to electricity rates, the role of energy critic makes Smith responsible for critiquing other elements of the Liberal government's energy policy including recent revelations that the government is paying natural gas generators not to produce power.

"The amount of times that this government has asked ratepayers to pay for power that was never produced is unprecedented." Smith continued. "This government has actually set up a system where we pay for power whether we need it or not." Returning to hydro rates, Smith said the problem goes well beyond homes. The electricity crisis is starting to effect community institutions. "We've seen hockey and curling rinks increase costs for ice time." Smith added. "We've seen electricity rates put a crunch on Board of Education and hospital budgets across the province. There isn't one part MPP Todd Smith. of your life the electricity crisis hasn't made more expensive."

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Madoc snowmobiler charged Madoc - A Madoc man on a snowmobile was stopped by the Central Hastings OPP Feb. 5 at 3:30 a.m. at the Hastings Heritage Trail and Highway 7 near Bonjour Boulevard in Madoc Township. It was discovered that the driver of the snowmobile had been consuming alco-

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Tweed – “Poor driving conditions were a factor when a tractor trailer lost control and blocked the highway,” for hours early Feb. 13. morning, said Constable Alana Deubel, Centre Hastings OPP. On Feb. 12, Tweed her second album, ‘Spare Parts’, produced by saw a mixture of snow creating icy Blue Rodeo’s Colin Cripps at the Tragically showers Hip’s Studio in Bath, Ontario. It has already received critical acclaim ahead of its March 2017 official release date. An alt-country, folk-roots singer from Peterborough, Kayla features some of the most notable session players in the business on this new 10 song CD. Advance tickets are available at or by calling 613-848-1411. Doors and bar open at 6:30 for the 7PM show.

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