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Nightlight founder “overwhelmed” by response By Steve Jessel
News – Belleville – It’s tough to start a new fundraiser in any community, but even tougher when the weather outside is less than favourable. That’s why Nightlight founder and Belleville Coldest Night of the Year organizer Ben Platz said he was “overwhelmed” by the roughly 100-person turnout for the inaugural launch of the event in Belleville this past weekend. “When we had conversations with the Coldest Night organizers several weeks ago... they said because of the timing, do you want to defer it until next year or do you want to do it this year,” Platz said. “We had some decisions to make, and I thought, this community is ready for it; let’s take a chance. This has far exceeded my expectations. I’m overwhelmed by the response.” Coldest Night of the Year is a national fund-raiser organized by Blue Sea Philanthropy, and aims to raise funds for local partner charities. More than 60 cities across Canada held their own events on February 22 and in Belleville, the event was hosted by and directly beneﬁted Nightlight, a Christian-based drop in centre for homeless or marginalized adults. Nightlight only recently expanded to Belleville earlier this year, and Platz, the original Nightlight founder, said he’s seen a steady climb in the number of adults using the facility, up to about 150 people per week. Nightlight operates three nights a week and offers a safe place for adults to gather and build relationships. “I think deep down inside all of us we long for that relational connection and that while we go places or have neighbours living close by,
Coldest Night of the Year participants John Tame and Penny Slimmon hit the streets of downtown Belleville on Friday evening, helping to raise funds for the Belleville branch of Nightlight, a Christian-based drop in centre for homeless or marginalized adults. Photo: Steve Jessel
Build Belleville draws huge interest
By Jack Evans
News – Belleville – Even given that the Build Belleville project is the largest in the city’s history, the crowd that turned up on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 19, for the ﬁrst ofﬁcial open house overwhelmed city ofﬁcials and consultants and architects involved. Mayor Neil Ellis noted that open houses to show plans and explain projects have been a traditional part of many projects over the years. But this one, held in the spacious main room Please see “Cold” on page 5 of the former recreation ofﬁce at
116 Pinnacle St., now the ofﬁcial headquarters for the project, drew a steady crowd throughout the evening, estimated at 200 or more. A maze of panels showing drawings and background information had people bumping into each other as they moved around and animatedly shared their thoughts. While the overall majority recognized the need to upgrade primitive infrastructure, there remained some concerns about the debt level involved and the impact on downtown core businesses from construction,
expected to take about a year and a half, starting this summer through October of 2015. One panel showed how builders would ensure steady trafﬁc ﬂow, at least in one lane, throughout construction. The ﬁrst $21 million installment of the massive project focuses on one key centre block of the downtown core, Front Street from Victoria to Campbell and Pinnacle to Front, including the library and many key businesses. But the open house included the entire $90 million plus package for long-range underground and
above ground service upgrades and expansions sprawling across most of the city. As usual, the designers included many colourful add-on concepts such as atrium-like glass-covered areas, parks and aesthetic touches. Besides most members of council and key city ofﬁcials, the event drew downtown business leaders and many interested spectators from across the city. People peppered project leaders throughout the evening with questions, concerns and ideas. One concern raised was whether the extensive underground services rebuild Please see “Interest” on page 5
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Celebrate the women in your life on International Women’s Day female scientist, athlete or world leader, or do you first think of the women who have influenced your life; your mother or sister perhaps?
Here in Belleville during the first week of March, the International Women’s Day Committee invites you to join them for a series of special events to celebrate International Women’s Day, 2014.
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by the presentations indicates solid public interest and support for the concept. “We’ve never had this kind of turnout for an open house before,” he said. “This is far and away the most people to show up at one of these.” A paper made available at the event by Karen Poste, manager, economic and strategic initiatives, outlined the value of the city’s downtown core as “the heart of the community” and why the effort is merited. She described the downtown as “more than half a million square feet of retail and office space in just the official Belleville Downtown Improvement Area alone and more than 2,000 employees and entrepreneurs.” Her department has also conducted studies that indicate completion of the downtown section of Build Belleville could generate up to 1,280 more dwelling units, a population of 1,920, and 816 new jobs. Consultants and designers said a second open house will be held after they Josh Fallen, one of the consultants involved in the project, drew many have time to analyze input from Wednesquestions during a brief presentation even before the main event began day night and incorporate it into revised Wednesday. Photo: Jack Evans plans. might endanger the unique “underground city” section which runs under the former Greenley Books to right under Front Street. The remains of limestone shops and dwellings there were identified years ago by the Hastings County Historical Society. City officials acknowledged they are a potential sightseeing treasure if
properly preserved. One comment listed was that the work could either threaten the site with collapse or provide an opportunity to shore it up and allow it to be safely used for tours. City officials and the consultants present agreed that they hope the latter situation will prevail. Mayor Neil Ellis commented that the crowd generated
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we often feel lonely, and I think that a place like this really combats that loneliness,” Platz said. “And I think that people come back not because the coffee’s free, not because it’s warm, but because they want to continue the conversations and relationships that they started.” Nightlight is funded entirely through donations, and has a number of locations across Ontario. Platz said he purposefully does not apply for any government funding as to not take away funds from other deserving organizations. “Intentionally, we don’t try and go for the same funds, because that puts us in the spirit of competition with
others,” Platz said. “Our focus is relationships.” The Coldest Night of the Year event tasked participants to raise pledges and donations before hiking through downtown Belleville in freezing temperatures for a pre-determined distance. Belleville set a fund-raising goal of $25,000. “It’s warmth, but also just love, friendship and dignity,” said participant Kelly Oribine. Oribine volunteers at Nightlight once a week, and said she heard about the Belleville organization through her church pastor. Together with her team, Oribine raised $5,000 for the walk. “I had a drop in centre invest in me when I needed
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marks the worldwide celebration of “International Women’s Day”. At 10 a.m. in the Core Arts and Culture Centre enjoy Belleville’s premiere screening of the powerful new documentary “Girl Rising”. This ground breaking film tells the true stories of nine girls from India to Peru who fought against extreme poverty or prejudice to acquire what should be a universal right: an education. So whether it’s amazing artwork, the power of the printed word, or the impact of an uplifting documentary, don’t miss this opportunity to make a global connection right here in Quinte! Belleville Public Library is proud to support the 2014 International Women’s Day celebrations. For further details please call Information Services at the Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery at 613968-6731 X2237 www.bellevillelibrary.ca
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For stunning images about the meaning of International Women’s Day look no further than the Community Art Show that opens in the Core Arts and Culture Centre on Tuesday, March 4. Local artists will light up the walls with their inspiration, so come and meet them at the opening reception, 5- 8 p.m. On Wednesday, March 5, Belleville Public Library is the venue for the traditional International Women’s Day gathering and downtown march. All are welcome to join us at 9:45 a.m. in Gallery 1 (on the library’s third floor) for a morning of thought-provoking discussion, companionship and solidarity. The celebration will open with a presentation from local author Jennifer Gibson, a Kobo Books best seller who has not let any of life’s obstacles prevent her from becoming successful and making a difference in her community.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The Olympics are over, now it is back to work! Dear Editor, In Stephen Harper’s government (not the Canadian government) it has never really stopped. It continues to brainwash us with TV and media ads. (Some for nonexistent programs). These are paid for with our taxes all with the intention of tweaking the facts and diverting us from the ongoing litany of scandals and mismanagement we have suffered under Stephen Harper. This Conservative government has managed to subvert the democratic principles that have served us so well for generations that it can ram through ‘Omnibus bills’ that further entrench their power base, while denying the opposition and the electorate any input. The Finance Minister can imperiously state that he won’t discuss any external suggestions and a new Elections
Act can be railroaded through parliament that actually guts the power of the commissioner, does nothing to control ‘robo calls’ and yet is being sold as progressive and protective legislation. We all know what happened to Mr. Harper’s promised Senate reform and he has since packed that forum with nonelected cronies so that any sober second thoughts from that chamber are unlikely to arise. His promised transparent government has instead been replaced by a repressive regime that seeks to muzzle the CBC and our civil servants, or fires and attempts to discredit scientists whose findings point out the errors of his policies. These roadblocks to his Messianic vision of a Canada ruled by sterile economists tied to the almighty dollar and to
international cartels, are being swept away by draconian legislation and funding cuts. Now, emboldened by his ‘success’ in Europe, and despite strong opposition (mirrored in Australia and even in USA), Stephen Harper is embarking on a secret, global pact that would allow corporations to sue the Canadian government for billions, just for passing laws to protect our health or the environment. You would think he’d have had second thoughts after seeing the multi-million dollar claims by US corporations brought under NAFTA, when Canada legislated to protect its citizens against their depredations. This deal, the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), is like the disastrous Canada-China FIPA trade pact on steroids. Harper and
his trade minister are refusing to make the deal public, although corporate lobbyists seem to be getting the inside track, making it hard to know just what’s in the TPP. But leaks so far indicate this is bad news. That’s why Harper wants it to stay confidential. He’d prefer to quietly sign away our rights without a big fuss. The 30,000 word intellectual property chapter alone contains proposals to increase the term of patents, including medical patents, beyond 20 years, and lower global standards for patentability. It also pushes for aggressive measures to prevent hackers breaking copyright protection, although that comes with some exceptions: protection can be broken in the course of “lawfully authorized activities carried out by government employ-
ees, agents, or contractors for the purpose of law enforcement, intelligence, essential security, or similar governmental purposes”. These secret meetings in Singapore are happening right now. Harper wants us to believe the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is all about getting a better deal for Canada. But the truth is that it could end up being one of the biggest corporate power grabs in a generation. No wonder Stephen Harper and the other negotiators, as well as the strong US industry lobbies, want to keep it a secret until it is signed. Iain Henderson, Brighton
New candidate in Belleville mayoral race By Steve Jessel
News – Belleville – There’s a new candidate for mayor in Belleville’s upcoming election. Belleville business owner and former mayoral candidate Lonnie Herrington has filed nomination papers this past week for the city’s top post, and the life-long Belleville resident didn’t pull any punches when discussing the current mayor and council. “The biggest thing to me is that council ignores the citizens of Belleville,” Herrington said. “The most important responsibility of the mayor and council is to represent every citizen of the community as a whole, and to fail in doing that is the highest breach of trust of all.” Herrington last ran for mayor of the City of Belleville in 2010, under the slogan “Bring Belleville to the 21st Century.” In the time since, Herrington said he questions the path that the city has taken. Herrington
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“The city doesn’t have the right to say we’re not going to talk about the OPP anymore, because they have a fiscal responsibility to look into it,” he said. Herrington would also like to see the city lower development fees to encourage home builders to enter the Belleville market, see more of a focus on promoting locally owned businesses through economic development, and continue to promote economic growth towards Hwy. 401. “At one point they used to call Belleville the Beautiful City, and I believe we can be the beautiful city again,” he said. “People need to be able to wake up in the morning and feel good about living in this town, feel good about buying a house and paying taxes, and people don’t have that right now. “Let’s build Belleville together.”
The motion to proceed was recommended by the operations and finance committee, which presented a report showing that Darlen Limited’s proposal came with the lowest price among the 15 companies that submitted bids for the project. “Our project is on track,” said Superintendent of Business Services Leslie Miller, while presenting the report. Work will soon begin on a six-classroom addition of Harry J. Clarke Public School, located in “We’re targeted for comple- Belleville’s east end. Photo: Stephen Petrick tion in September 2014.” ery-Whiteway also announced the Trustees unanimously approved the release of the board’s annual report plan with no debate. for 2013-2014. The document, titled oes your thinning hair affect Harry. J. Clarke, located on Rollins Learning Together to Support Student where you go and what you do? Drive, near the Belleville YMCA, has Achievement, reveals the board’s stuApollo offers versatility for today’s students ranging from Kindergarten to dent success plan and lists six priorilifestyles whether it be skating, skiing Grade 8. ties. They are: or just sitting around the fireplace The motion was one newsworthy - Reach high levels of student enjoying the winter. event in a generally quick and cordial achievement Claude Amelotte with over 35 years meeting. - Support conditions for student experience specializing in transplants, It started with a delegation of stu- success non-surgical hair systems, hairloss prevention treatment programs and dents from Quinte Secondary School, - Communicate and promote mental hair integration for men and women. who spoke about the school’s Global health and well-being initiatives with Call today for a free Home Visitation or Brochure! Citizenship program. students Later a delegation, unveiled plans - Communicate and engage with Over 35 for the board’s improvement plan for our communities Years Experience student achievement. The plan put re- Support employee growth and newed emphasis on asking questions wellness Hair Restoration CLAUDE AMELOTTE and play-based learning among other - Promote safe, healthy, respectful 1-800-565-3055 things. and inclusive school workplaces. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Education Mandy Sav-
By Stephen Petrick
News – Belleville – A large east-end Belleville school will get a lengthy expansion, after the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board awarded a nearly $2 million tender at Monday’s nights board meeting. Harry J. Clarke Public School is set for a sixclassroom addition, after a $1,990,000 tender was awarded to Darlen Limited.
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huge issues ... I don’t believe the citizens of Belleville should be carrying that burden with their wallets,” he said. “The buildings downtown are owned by people that can certainly afford to maintain their own buildings. The buildings are dilapidated and waiting for the city to come along and throw money at them, and these (downtown business owners) need to come to a quick realization that the city is not a bank, a forgivable loan bank.” Herrington said Mayor Neil Ellis’s promise of a new police station hasn’t materialized and, in general, he was dissatisfied with the city’s decision to not look into replacing the Belleville Police Service with Ontario Provincial Police late last year. Herrington said he wants to revisit the OPP issue, even to the point of adding a question to the election ballot about whether Belleville residents want the OPP or not.
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Belleville business owner Lonnie Herrington has filed nomination papers for the post of mayor of the City of Belleville. Photo: submitted
identified high taxes, the city budget, policing, social services, and housing as his chief issues of concern, and offered several courses of action should he be elected. “If elected my first priority will be to reduce the property taxes by 10 per cent right off the bat, with a property freeze,” he said. “And people ask, well how are you going to do that? ... The flip side is that once that is accomplished, we go into City Hall and we do a complete audit of every department that the city operates, and I want a minimum 10 per cent reduction of that cost as well.” Herrington also criticized the spending mentality of the current council, saying that while he agreed with some parts of the Build Belleville downtown revitalization plan, he wasn’t sure that the city taxpayers should be footing the bill. “When we start talking about $21 million in repairs to downtown I have
Connected to your community OPINION Ukraine after the revolution Editorial – From a Ukrainian point of view, the priority is not to throw their revolution away again like they did after the Orange Revolution ten years ago. But from everybody else’s point of view, the priority now is to avoid an irreparable breach between Russia and the West. One Cold War was enough. The Yanukovych era is finished; the former president will not make another come-back. He has killed too many Gwynne Dyer people, and the vulgar ostentation of his former palace (whose architect understandably chose to remain anonymous) has shocked Ukrainians even though they already knew he was deeply corrupt. Besides, Russia will not bet on this horse again. On the other hand, the various opposition leaders will have great difficulty in deciding who leads their coalition, if indeed they can even agree on a coalition before the promised election on May 25. But they’ll still win the election, because Yanukovych never allowed any plausible rivals to emerge in his pro-Russian Party of the Regions, and Russia will not be able to find and groom a suitable replacement in time. This will frustrate people in the Russian-speaking east and south of the country, who did not take part in this revolution and do not share the desire of the Ukrainian-speaking half for closer ties with the European Union. They worry that free trade with the EU will threaten their jobs, and it will require much tact to reassure them that their interests will be protected. But they will not split the country: very few Ukrainians want to be part of Russia. Who will emerge as Ukraine’s next leader? Yulia Tymoshenko, newly released from prison, is the obvious choice, and that would certainly ease matters on the Russian front. She got along reasonably well with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, when she was prime minister last time. But many Ukrainians who backed the revolution don’t trust her. Tymoshenko is dogged by questions about how she got so rich after the Soviet Union collapsed, and she bears some of the blame for the chronic in-fighting that discredited Ukraine’s first attempt at running a democratic government after the Orange Revolution of 2004. None of the other potential candidates, however, is acceptable to Putin.
The best that can be hoped for in the short run, therefore, is a cold peace between Kiev and Moscow, which means that the $15 billion Putin promised to lend Yanukovych’s regime will not now be forthcoming. But the money has to come from somewhere, and the only alternative is the West, probably in the shape of the International Monetary Fund. It is not clear if the United States and the EU are willing to come up with that kind of money. If not, then the upheavals in Ukraine will resume in fairly short order. And in either case Putin will work to sabotage the attempt to entrench a strong democratic system with effective anti-corruption laws in Ukraine. President Barack Obama can tell Putin that Ukraine is not a square on a Cold War chessboard, but the Russian president does see it as a zero-sum game, and in terms of his own purposes he is right. His pet project to restore the Soviet Union in a non-Communist version by creating a “Eurasian Union”, for example, dwindles to nothing but Russia and a bunch of Central Asian dictatorships if Ukraine isn’t a part of it. More importantly, Putin does not want to have a large, prosperous and democratic country with strong EU ties on Russia’s own border. Especially if it is another Slavic country that also used to be part of the Soviet Union, and it got its democracy as the result of a largely non-violent revolution carried out in the main square of the capital city. The example would be very dangerous to his regime. There’s no risk of that sort of thing happening on Red Square in Moscow at the moment, but Putin thinks long term. Russia will therefore continue to meddle in Ukraine in an attempt to abort such a dangerous outcome. Confronting Moscow directly over this sort of thing would be a mistake, and could lead us all down the path that ends in a new Cold War. Russians, for historical reasons, do not see themselves as “outsiders” in Ukraine (although most Ukrainians do), and they will react very badly to attempts to exclude them entirely. The better and safer path is to support the Ukrainians with trade and aid, but leave it to them to deal with Russian interference in their politics. They are perfectly capable of doing this for themselves, and they can also prosper without joining either the European Union or NATO. But they do need a whopping great loan, right now.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Let’s dismantle the whole thing Dear Editor Sorry being a bit late in this response, but I would like comment on Wyley Canuck’s recent letter on the subject of the so-called smart meters. I believe it is essential to recall who started us down this perilous path of high electrical rates. I would like to point out that it was an individual I prefer to call “Mad Maniac Mike Harris”, that got us started down the road when he tried to privatize our electrical system. It was he who divided Ontario Hydro into Ontario Power Authority and Hydro One, separating generation from supply. It was he who decided what the salary range was to be for the management staff at OPA, also their benefit package and worst of all their severance package! We all recall that they had to fire one of these managers because she sent her children to school in a government owned limo! Obviously the managers at Hydro One got similar cozy deals. He also set up the Independent Electrical Operator, who was to set the daily rate for electricity. While this organization is now obsolete, it is still operating. At the same time, the four evil sisters of future power production, namely nuclear, natural gas, wind and solar produc-
ers made up the lie that coal-fired plants could not be made pollution free. However even Dwight Duncan, when he was finance minister, had to admit that indeed coal-fired plants could be made pollution-free, but the cost was prohibitive! The fact is that even if all the coal-fired plants in Ontario shut down, we will still be getting most of our smog from the coalfired plants in the U.S. A similar lie was concocted that plants that incinerate garbage will all cause large amounts of pollution. The Swedes have proved that one to be totally false and have in fact turned a very polluted area into one of the greenest by incinerating their garbage, producing a great amount of electrical power at a much lower cost and providing large amounts of heat for surrounding industrial plants. Our problem is the fact that dozy dopey Dalton, instead of reversing the process started by Mad Mike, has made them even worse with the Green Energy Plan. So I guess we will all have to vote for a political party that promises to dismantle the whole ugly set up. John A.D.McLean, Belleville
To sleep or not to sleep By Terry Bush Editorial – Some days I wish I was a dentist. Pulling teeth can’t be as difficult as trying to write a column when your mind is blank. The thing is, for some reason I just haven’t been able to string a few sentences together lately and I can’t quite figure out the reason why. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and sleeping less. I’ve often been told that the older you are, the less sleep you require. Obviously, this was said by someone who has no trouble sleeping. I’m really starting to hate those people. Not my wife, of course, who is as adept as anyone when it comes to closing her eyes and working up a little moisture on the pillow in a few minutes’ time. I’m just baffled by folks who can close their eyes and instantly fall asleep. My mother-in-law can announce, “Now, we have a nap” in her heavily accented English and true to her word within two minutes she’s sitting there in her armchair with her mouth wide open, sawing a couple of logs. A less than perfect son-in-law would probably wake her up to help her out with her English and correct her use of pronouns. Marian’s mother, you said “Now we have a nap.” You should be using the first person singular “I” instead of “we” because you’re the only one snoring in the living room right now. As I’ve said before, after close to 30 years of Mare’s mother calling the house and announcing, “Hallo, this is Marian’s mother,” who am I to argue if that’s what she wants me to call her. I call her Marian’s mother and she calls me Marian’s hoosbund. I actually think it’s very nice of her to make an effort not to confuse me on the phone. I never have to worry which 91-year-old Dutch lady I’m speaking with when I pick up thanks to her impeccable telephone etiquette. Now if I could just get those other nonagenarians to say who they are before I make a fool of myself... Anyway, I can’t remember the last time I had seven solid hours of sleep. It’s gotten so bad over the past couple of years that I’ve had to resort to sleeping pills, not that they work either. Now there was a time that a shot of brandy before bed was thought to help but since my recent illness, I’ve stopped drinking completely. Not that I’ve ever been one to go through more than two cases of beer a year but I do remember a few times I’ve had a few and hit the sack only to be rudely awakened by my brain at 3 a.m. Funny how booze works. Never a problem getting to sleep but always a problem staying asleep when you have a snoot full. There’s just something about 3 a.m. that’s always haunted me and through my constant complaining at work about waking up at this ungodly hour, I’ve learned that many people are roaming their homes at the very same time. In my teenage years and early twenties, 3 a.m. was when I went to bed but back then, sleeping in to noon was also an option. So why do a large portion of our office staff wake up at that same hour and why do we all say we should call each other up in the middle of the night, but never do? It’s not like we really have to worry about our spouses. They’d just wake up and fall right back to sleep. I’d prefer gabbing with others in the wee hours of the morning to solving the world’s problems all by myself. Considering what a long cold winter we’ve had with everyone holed up inside, the problems facing mankind must be almost completely out of control. I haven’t seen my usual world problem solving buddy Elmer down the road for close to half a year, at least since the snow started to fly. The closest I’ve come to a visit is seeing his smouldering burn barrel once or twice. No wonder things are getting out of control in Ukraine. There certainly weren’t any world problems for at least a week after our last gabfest back in the summer. Anyway, back to starting a 3 a.m. club to solve the world’s problems while most people are sleeping. How about tonight we all concentrate on one thing when we wake up. By using a form of group think, maybe we can convince our sleeping neighbours that Ontario’s “no driving while using a cell phone” laws actually do apply to them as well as the rest of us. I pass at least three people each and every day, gabbing away or texting behind the wheel, oblivious to the rest of the motoring public. All together now, please don’t text and drive, please don’t talk and drive, please pull over…ah, screw it. Just put down your darn phones or we’ll get your license number and call the cops.
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A taste of the real world for students
By Steve Jessel
News – Belleville – While a recent competition for high school students at Loyalist College may only have lasted a day, college staff say they hope the lessons learned can last a lifetime. “We want to promote excitement and interest in learning,” said Ann Drennan, Loyalist Dean of Applied Sciences, Skills and Technology. “It gets the students through the door to experience the college environment, gives them a chance to work with college faculty and perhaps eases some of their fears of coming to college.” Skills Loyalist is an annual competition at the college that sees high school students from four regional school boards - Hastings and Prince Edward, Algonquin, Limestone, and Kawartha - visit the college for a special one-day competition. Students can participate in one of seven different areas: automotive, two-person carpentry, four-person carpentry, aesthetics, photography, pre-
cision machinery, or welding, and spend the day performing various tasks and assignments on which they are later judged. Up for grabs was a $1,000 prize for the winning students in each category, and each had their own specific set of criteria used to judge participants. The event was sponsored by Trenval. “The competition helps with the learning of real life skills such as working under pressure, having to work with limited results, having to work on problems as part of a team and teaching the ability to think on their feet,” Drennan said. Some projects students worked on included children’s playhouses in carpentry, photo-taking exercises around the college grounds in photography, and manicures, pedicures and facials in aesthetics. In precision machinery, Engineering Technician Jeremy Braithwaite said students were working on lathe machines to produce two specific pieces - a nut and a shaft that were meant to be
threaded together. Students were judged not only on the quality of their workmanship, but also on their application of proper techniques and on a mock interview for a fake position in their field. “We want it to be enjoyable and fun for them, it’s not necessarily supposed to be a stressful, nerve wracking day, we want them to remember Loyalist College as a fun place to learn.” Trenton High School teacher Corey Phillips said that while his students were initially nervous about the competition, they seemed to grow more comfortable as the day went on with the help and guidance of Loyalist staff. Phillips brought 11 students to participate in the aesthetics portion of the Skills Loyalist competition. “This gives them an opportunity to see what real life is like. It’s taking the skills that they learn in the school, and putting it all together to be able to compete against other students. It’s really about application.”
Bayside Secondary School student Tiffany Floud competes in the precision machinery portion of Skills Loyalist this past week. Photo: Steve Jessel
When the dust had settled, several Belleville students walked away with top honours in their categories. In automotive, Centennial’s Ben Anthony took home top honours; in two-man carpentry Tom Fitzpatrick and Zachary Bridge-
water from Bayside shared first place; in four-man carpentry the quartet of Adam DeJong, Russell McKenny, Brad Cook and Cody Tolls came in first, and in welding Jacob Hollett of Bayside came out the winner.
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He said they had a fishing and hunting show in Batawa last fall and it attracted some new people. It had firearms and hunting clothing as well as fishing equipment. He is hoping some of the same people will show up at the spring show and come back again in the fall. “We are hoping to have our spring and fall shows both in Batawa,” he said. “It works out well.” The fall show is held the weekend of September 20. Also new this year is the barbecue put on by Mathew Weller which includes pulled pork, sausages, breakfast and salads. “He’s good,” Bill says. “He sold out at the fall show.” Bill notes this allows members of the Kinsmen Club, men and women, to focus on the show, not the cooking. “Somebody else runs it so we aren’t tied up,” he said. The club has 16 members and all the proceeds go to helping the community, such as the Christmas Toy Drive. Brian Barnes is the president. “We all work together,” he says. “We’re really excited about the fishing equipment show. We’ve had people calling about it. A lot of the vendors are coming back. They’re happy.” Bill has been doing the show for the past seven years and says he loves doing it. He goes to other shows and lets people know about this one. “I hope the word gets out,” he says. “It keeps growing every year.” The show runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 2. Call Bill at 613394-4234 for more information. There is also a link on Facebook for the Kinsmen Club Trenton.
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United Way announces funding allocation By Steve Jessel
News – Belleville – It was a banner year for the United Way of Quinte annual fundraising campaign, and this past week the organization’s board of directors approved more than $1.2 million in funding to 70 programs and 43 agencies in the Quinte region. If it were not for the generosity of the community, we wouldn’t have the ability to raise the funds that we did,” said United Way of Quinte community resources director Amy Watkins. “We had a banner year, we’re very excited with the success of our campaign and that speaks to the generosity of the community.” United Way ofﬁcials announced they had raised just over $2 million at their funding celebration in January, but ﬁnal decisions on which agencies would receive funding were only made in recent weeks. From December until February, allocation volunteers drawn from the community undertook comprehensive reviews of the more than 70 applications for over $1.5 million in funding, conducting site visits and judging applications based on a number of criteria, including governance, health and well-being of an organization, the need for funding, the merits of the programs, and the needs of the city. Watkins said the practice of recruiting allocation volunteers with a wide range of skills and experience from the community means that essentially, the community can decide where the funds end up.
“The funds are raised by the community through donors, and so we feel it’s important that donors and community members are also the ones that are reviewing those applications,” Watkins said.
“The funds are raised by the community through donors, and so we feel it’s important that donors and community members are also the ones that are reviewing those applications.” Final amounts and speciﬁc agencies selected this year will be announced later this week as they are in the process of being notiﬁed, but Watkins offered several examples of funding in 2014. Watkins said the Canadian Mental Health Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Deseronto Transit, Community Living Belleville & Area and the John Howard Society as agencies receiving funding in 2014, with Community Living Belleville & Area and the John Howard Society new recipients in 2014. “Community Living and the John Howard have two really innovative programs that spoke to a need in the com-
munity,” Watkins said. Approximately 86 cents of every dollar raised by the campaign is allocated to community agencies, and the United Way also funds a number of social programs as well, including the Good Backpack Program, 211, Day of Caring, Doc Fest, Transportation Services and the Poverty Challenge among others. These social programs make up 11 per cent of the United Way budget. A United
Way release states that with their continued success, the United Way of Quinte’s has established additional grant streams to allow any social service agency within Hastings and Prince Edward County to apply for small grants twice per year, focusing on areas such as community collaboration and organizational capacity. This accounts for three per cent of their budget. An additional nine per cent of funds raised by the campaign were dollars speciﬁcally
designated to other charities. “Although many organizations were successful in receiving funding from United Way of Quinte there were some agencies that were not and there were others that received less than what they had applied for,” said organization executive director Judi Gilbert. “For those agencies we certainly encourage them to reapply for future funding as needs in our communities change and with that so does the funding.”
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Floods possible says Quinte Conservation By Steve Jessel
News – Belleville – The Quinte area has been hit with an unusually large amount of snow this winter, and looking ahead to the spring season staff at Quinte Conservation say flood conditions are certainly possible provided certain weather conditions occur. “People shouldn’t be unnecessarily alarmed at this point,” said Quinte Conservation Water Resources Manager
Bryon Keene. “We’re going to watch this carefully and we’re going to know first if there’s some (flood conditions) coming up. When we know, we’re going to inform the public, with plenty of time for people make decisions and respond.” While flows on the Moira River are currently about average for this time of year, a high snowpack could lead to problems later in the spring. Typically, fresh fallen snow contains a water per-
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let the water go,” said water resources technician David Eastcott. Of course, any flooding in the Belleville area begins and ends with the Moira River, and Quinte Conservation staff say flows on the waterway are about average for this time of year. Quinte Conservation general manager Terry Murphy said that when flow on the Moira River reaches 200 cubic metres per second, “Foxboro is in trouble.” In flood events in 1981 and 2008, those levels reached 363 cubic metres per second and 282 cubic metres per second, respectively. However the Moira River currently sits at approximately 30 cubic metres per second. Should extended warm weather conditions and a rapid melt occur those levels could rise significantly, “Yes we’ve had a lot of snow, yes there is water, but there’s a lot of room in the river,” Murphy said.
“Obviously right now if anyone were to look at the river systems they would see no problem,” Keene added. “It all kind of depends on what happens during that big warm up period whenever it comes.” Keene said forecasts for the coming weeks predict below average temperatures, meaning any significant runoff is extremely unlikely unless forecasts change drastically. Anyone concerned about flooding may call the Quinte Conservation office 24 hours a day at (613) 968-3434 or (613) 354-3312 and follow the prompts to report any flooding. Quinte Conservation’s area of concern includes all of Prince Edward County and the drainage basins of the Moira, Salmon and Napanee Rivers and their tributaries. The public can keep up to date on flooding information by following @quinteca on Twitter.
Feedback results in tower move News – Stirling – Following public consultations and questions from residents, plans to erect a Bell Mobility tower in the village have been slightly altered. CanACRE, the authorized agent for Bell Mobility, received council support last week, along with some complimentary words from Mayor Rodney Cooney, for a new proposal to construct the tower on the north side of the heritage trail adjacent to the skate park. In a letter to CAO Charles Croll from CanACRE’s Planning/Permitting Specialist Haseeb Amirzada, he states that “public open houses were held ... (and) feedback from those in attendance was seriously
considered and, as a result, the tower was proposed at a new location which was satisfactory to all who were present.” The original proposal would have seen the 30-metre monopole tower erected on the former site of the train station at the end of Station Street on what used to be the south side of the tracks. But several residents questioned the location and a suggestion was made to consider a less intrusive site nearby. Noted Mayor Cooney, “the two gentlemen who were here (from CanACRE) did an excellent job of listening to our concerns.”
The project, Amirzada says, “will meet the telecommunications needs for high quality wireless internet services in the community.” Public meetings were held in December following the announcement of the proposed construction and residents in the immediate area were informed about the project. As telecommunications towers are exempt from building permits, CanACRE was seeking and received council’s concurrence. Officials at the public meetings indicated construction is expected to take six to eight weeks with the project expected to be completed by mid 2014.
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10 Belleville EMC - Thursday, February 27, 2014
Belleville Police raise awareness of elder abuse
By Steve Jessel
News – Belleville – Senior citizens can often be the most vulnerable members of a community and in Canada it’s estimated that 10 per cent of older Canadians will experience some form of elder abuse in their lifetime. “We want to spread education and awareness that elder abuse is an ongoing issue, and we’re trying to raise awareness in our community,” said Bellevlle Police Service detective constable Ann Earie Dempsey. “It can be financial, physical, psychological - it’s not what’s most com-
mon, but what’s most reported, because there’s a lot that doesn’t go reported.” Dempsey spoke over the weekend at the first Belleville Elder Abuse Education Conference at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, organized by the Quinte Co-ordinating Committee Against Violence. Roughly 60 people from the public and from various area service agencies gathered to discuss the ongoing issue of elder abuse, where they learned that up to 80 per cent of all elder abuse cases go unreported. With Canada’s rapidly aging population it’s a crime and a trend that’s
Nobody really notices until practices; seeking third party members; and performing due usually the parent passes away advice when dealing with fi- diligence when hiring caregivand the other siblings are left nancial matters with family ers and advisors. wondering where all of their mom’s money has gone.” The issue with many cases of elder abuse is that it goes entirely unreported. CARP says candies, pop, and even in that 30 per cent of its memjuice and fruits. bers know of someone who Every time you consume is being or has been abused, food containing sugar, you but the reasons the crimes are are feeding not only yourself unreported varies. Sometimes but also the bacteria. At the victims are mentally or some point, the lactic acid cognitively impaired, making creates a defect in the tooth communication difficult if not that gets deeper and deeper. impossible. Sometimes the Eventually, you will no Dr. Brian Ho victim depends on the abuser longer be able to clean it with as a caregiver, and the victim Last time we discussed how brushing or flossing because may fear further violence or bacteria acted as one of the the defect becomes a hole retaliation should they attempt three keys to tooth decay. in your tooth! This is called to report a crime. This time, we’ll talk about tooth decay or a cavity. “Don’t stick your head in the second key – sugar. In the beginning, tooth the sand... report what you Key Number Two – Sugar. decay is not painful. It is see,” Dempsey said. “It only like diabetes, the effects takes one person to start the In our previous article, from the disease remain we described two types of ball rolling, and if you’re that very silent for the most one person you might have bacteria found in the mouth. part. Gradually, the hole The first group is good made a difference.” gets bigger and bigger until Common self-protective bacteria because it doesn’t finally the bacteria reach measures against elder abuse have any harmful effects in the nerve of the tooth. That include never divulging per- the oral cavity. The second is when people experience group is cavity-causing sonal information to strang- bacteria. These bacteria use the “Ouch!” of a toothache. ers or over the phone; gaining sugar to supply their energy That is when dentists get the knowledge about investment to survive. It is actually a very “emergency call.” risk tolerance and investment simple process. The sugar So theoretically, even if you
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is taken up by the cavitycausing bacteria to create energy. The by-product of this process, or waste, is called lactic acid.
have tons of bacteria in your mouth, as long as you do not eat any sugar, you will never have a cavity. However, I have yet to meet a person Now this is how the whole who does not consume sugar or sugar-containing foods at story unfolds. all. So what can we do? When you eat sugar, and you do not clean it out right We can do things to lower away, you are feeding the our daily sugar consumption. cavity-causing bacteria who Here they are: thrive on sugar. 1. Reduce intake of regular When they eat sugar, they pop, juice and fruit-flavoured shed lactic acid from their drinks
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Imagine how many times Next time we’ll discuss the you eat sugar on a daily third and final key of tooth basis. Remember, sugar is in decay, so be sure to tune in! almost every food: cookies,
illness.” (For those wishing to be a part of the Survivor’s Walk please contact Evelyn Wilson at: email@example.com Luminaries can be purchased at the event or in advance for $5 by contacting Kym Lord at firstname.lastname@example.org A Facebook group has been set up and is located at: https://www.facebook. com/groups/288415874612143/. The Quinte West Relay for Life Twitter account is: @QWRelay Blight also suggests that this event would be a great opportunity for student volunteers to gain community service hours and invites both students and the public who wish to help out to contact her at: email@example.com. The committee is also seeking sponsorship, goods and services for the event. Please contact Duncan Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute.
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Events - The Quinte West Relay for Life 2014 Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s event will be held at the Doug Whitley Track/John C. Garrett Sports Field (Trenton High School) on Saturday, May 24. The goal is to raise $50,000. The event will run from noon until midnight. The new time structure is part of a pilot project for future Relay for Life events that presently take place across the province. The concept is geared towards encouraging more family involvement and plans are in the works to provide activities for all ages during the day. Mayor John Williams is very pleased with the work being done by the committee. “I encourage everyone to get involved in the first community Relay for Life this year in Quinte West to raise money for the fight against cancer. Thank you to all those on the committee involved in making this happen. Another example of the great community spirit in Quinte West!” Chairperson, Debbie Blight, remarked that, “This years Relay for Life is a first time ever community event and people of all ages are welcome to participate as a family, group, club, church, business, industry, etc.” (If you wish to register as an individual or as a team for the event please visit: www.relayforlife. ca/Quintewest or contact Lauren Marlowe at: email@example.com for more details. Blight also invites the public to attend the event to participate in the Survivor’s Walk or to observe the Luminary Ceremony that takes place at 10 p.m. “The Luminary ceremony is a very emotional moment for participants since it is a time of reflection to remember those who have passed away from cancer along with recognizing those who are still battling this dreaded
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likely to continue happening. “Regionally, we have the highest proportion of seniors in Ontario ... the rates (of elder abuse) here are likely higher than elsewhere,” said Carla VanderVoort, social worker and member of the organizing committee. CARP (formerly the Canadian Association of Retired Persons) says that the rate of family violence against seniors has risen 14 per cent since 2004, and of the 7,900 violent crime cases against seniors reported from 2009 to 2011 the perpetrators were likely to be a friend or family member. Financial abuse is the most common form of abuse, however, and Anya-Deane Best of O’Flynn Weese Barristers and Solicitors said more than half of her litigation practice is power of attorney disputes. “You have kids that are maybe struggling financially, maybe they’ve had a divorce or they have creditors after them, and they’re borrowing money here and there from mom, but things continue to get worse,” she said. “They think ‘well she won’t mind if I take some more,’ and it just keeps rolling.
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Integrity commissioner finds Brighton mayor intentionally contravened Code of Conduct
News – Brighton – Dozens of residents were on hand at the King Edward Park Community Centre last week to hear Integrity Commissioner Nigel Bellchamber deliver the results of his latest investigation. But before that, Mayor Mark Walas tried to suspend the meeting and the report, calling it a “grave disorder” under the municipal Procedural Bylaw mainly because the document was not available to members of council until 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the proceedings. “To present this report at this time is blindsiding at its worst,” he told those in attendance. “This is unconscionable and disrespectful to our community.” As well, Walas called the process “a miscarriage of due process and an affront to democracy” because Councillor Mary Tadman, along with witnesses in support of Councillor John Martinello, were not interviewed. When the gavel was struck he, Martinello and Tadman left the room, followed by about a dozen supporters. But the rest of council disagreed. Councillor Craig Kerr raised a “point of order,” saying there was no grave disorder and the mayor’s decision was overruled. “Normally, I would agree with the mayor, that material to be discussed at a council meeting should be available to members of council and the public in advance,” said Bellchamber, as he opened his presentation. “However, an integrity commissioner’s report is a very different kind of animal that does not recommend any particular action from council tonight. It involves the investigation of complaints and there are no winners.” In all, there were three complaints alleging contraventions of the municipal Code of Conduct. Walas was named in all three, while Tadman and Martinello were both named in two. “At the heart of those complaints was a demonstration of the cited members of council of a substantial lack of respect for the role of appointed staff,” explained Bellchamber. “These same complaints could have been filed and investigated under the Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention Policy adopted by council under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.” “It is not unusual for differences to arise between groups of councillors,” he added. “What is unusual, and inappropriate as the Code of Conduct reflects, is for that disagreement to transform itself into attacks on staff when efforts to achieve results through votes in council fail.” The first complaint was filed by council as a result of a motion filed by Tadman on February 1, 2013 regarding a pattern of behaviour on the part of Walas and Martinello designed
to discredit municipal Chief Administrative Officer Gayle Frost. The objective: dismissal or encourage her to resign, despite receiving satisfactory performance appraisals by council. The investigation was delayed until June 2013 to allow time for a formal employment contract to be negotiated between the municipality and Frost. Interviews were scheduled in July and replies were received from everyone but Tadman. “Subsequent to that group of interviews, attempts to meet with Councillor Tadman were unsuccessful,” said Bellchamber. “And she informed us, through her legal firm, that she would be unavailable until February 2014. To us, that seemed to be a lack of interest in participating and it would be unreasonable to defer the investigation. Given the consistency of information coming forward from others, and the fact that Councillor Tadman supported the original request, we determined that an interview would not add significantly to the investigation.” The next step was to schedule interviews with Walas and Martinello, who both requested having their lawyer present. “Although we offered numerous dates, both were unavailable until the fall of 2013,” said Bellchamber. While it’s not unusual for mayors and CAOs to have differences of opinion, it is unusual for them not to be able to work those differences out he noted. “What is even more unusual is for a mayor to take clear steps toward the dismissal of the CAO without it being a decided matter of council,” he said. “And while this investigation was underway, it became clear that was exactly what the mayor had done. He contended he needed legal advice in order to provide leadership to council on this matter, but he went far beyond that and directed (municipal) solicitors to prepare a detailed termination agreement while giving the impression that council direction had been given. “Even if four members, being a majority of council, agree on a matter, it has no force in law unless it is expressed by resolution duly considered and adopted at an open public meeting.” That action, he explained, inspired the title of the report: ‘The powers of a municipality shall be exercised by its council.’ “Not by mayors, not by individual councillors, not by groups of councillors,” he added. The second complaint named Walas and Tadman in their repeated criticism of staff in response to incorrect wording in a proposed bylaw and the related explanation. The third complaint, filed jointly by four senior members of municipal staff, was added to the file on December 20, 2013;
about two weeks after the first draft of the 2014 budget had been tabled in the manner directed by council. The group contended they were following instructions received at an October council meeting to include all outside requests, projected operating costs and capital requirements. “Although the complaint referenced the behaviour of Mayor Walas and Councillors Tadman and Martinello, the evidence submitted directly concerned Mayor Walas,” said Bellchamber. “There is no evidence to indicate the ensuing discussion (at the budget meeting) was anything but congenial and educational, however, five days later, Mayor Walas gave what appeared to be a prepared statement on a local radio station, critical of the budget process, and more importantly, calling into question the professionalism of staff.” Walas called the first draft budget document “a blatant disregard for ratepayers and council,” adding, “it was a waste of staff time and of my time.” “With respect to each of the three complaints, we have concluded that Mayor Walas intentionally contravened the council Code of Conduct,” said Bellchamber, in closing. “Councillor Martinello’s behaviour is also, from time to time, in breach of the Code, although they may be either unintentional or inadvertent, at least from his perspective, due to a focus on some specific policy or service initiative (and) Councillor Tadman was encouraged to breach the Code with respect to the second complaint.” Bellchamber encouraged Martinello to discuss with the integrity commissioner how he might take steps to alter his behaviour and advised Tadman to be more cautious in the future. “If the breaches of the Code continue, competent staff will leave Brighton’s employ and it will be even more difficult to recruit qualified replacements in what is a very competitive labour market for skilled municipal staff. Ultimately, the citizens of Brighton will suffer the consequences,” cautioned Bellchamber. “It’s not just a problem that exists within the town hall; it’s a problem that affects the entire community.” According to the provincial Municipal
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Belleville Police seek your help in identifying vehicle
News – Belleville - On February 23 at 7:58 p.m., police attended at a car wash on College Street East in relation to a tractor-trailer that had failed to remain at the scene of an accident. The truck had struck the building causing structur-
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al damage. A gas meter was also damaged which prompted a call to the Belleville Fire Department as well as Union Gas for assistance. The truck is silver in colour, and the trailer was a ﬂatbed which was carrying a load of ﬂat metal. It is believed that a trailer tire was ﬂattened on the left side of this rig. Belleville Police are releasing photographs of the suspect tractor and trailer
responsible for the damage to Hoser’s Car Wash. The tractor cab is described as having burgundy fenders over a silver or pewter coloured body. It may be an International truck cab with custom paint design and lettering on the driver’s door. Features which stand out are the full tandem burgundy fenders, silver coloured hood shield, sun visor and roof air deflector
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The Free Flow Petroleum Minor Peewees advanced to the next round of the playoffs on Saturday by defeating the Peterborough Petes 2 - 0. Quinte pretty much owned the Petes from start to finish and ended Peterborough’s season. Opening the scoring was Adam Thistlethwaite when he buried home a rebound. Quinte’s second goal came off the stick of Jacob Vreugdenhil when he ripped a shot from the high slot just under the crossbar to take a two-goal lead. Assisting on the goals were Nolan Dawson, Cooper Rogers, Maddi Wheeler, and Marshall Mcfarland. Ethan Mcdonnell was stellar all game and easily turned away all of
The Quinte Carpet One Red Devils are one win away from advancing to the second round of the ETA playoffs after wins over Greater Kingston Frontenacs and Central Ontario Wolves this week. On Wednesday night at the Yardmen Arena, the Devils got shutout goaltending from Ethan Fraser in a 4 - 0 win over Kingston. On Sunday, the Devils kept right on rolling, getting solid goaltending from Dixon Grimes in 3 - 1 victory over Central. Scoring for the Devils this week were Lucas Culhane (3), Nate Burelle (2), Isaac Macleod and Tanner Jones. Picking up assists were Culhane (2), Nate Huffman (2), Jamie Eastman (2), Macleod, Burelle and Trot Davis.
The Belleville CrossFit Peewee Quinte Red Devils played their last two regular season league games this past week. Wednesday in Kingston, the Devils dominated the Fronts winning easily 6 - 0. Emmet Pierce led the offensive charge with two goals and three assists. Other lamp-lighters were, Michael Andrews (2), Cameron Supryka, and Dalton Bancroft. Landon McLellan and Elijah Brahaney added as-
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sists on the Red Devils’ goals. Ethan Taylor was sharp when tested and earned the shutout. In the team’s final game, Quinte again dominated the host York Simcoe Express, scoring five times on route to an impressive 5 - 2 win. Landon McLellan lead the way with a pair of goals with Michael Andrews, Jake Campbell, and Dalton Bancroft adding singles. Quinte assists went to Cameron Supryka, Connor Kennedy, Emmet Pierce, Elijah Brahaney, Logan White, Zach Uens, Andrews, Campbell, and Bancroft (2). Ty Everden was solid in net for the Red Devils. The Peewee Red Devils finished league play in second place with 53 points and an overall record of 24-7-5. Quinte will have home ice advantage as they enter the first round of playoffs against the Central Ontario Wolves.
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Sports - The series is tied at two, two ties that is. The Duvanco Homes Bantams and York-Simcoe Express played to a 0 - 0 tie on Saturday in Belleville, and then followed that with a 2 - 2 draw on Sunday in Bradford. On Saturday, Anthony Popovich turned aside 32 shots in game one to earn the shutout. On Sunday, the Red Devils led 2 - 0 going into the third, but were not able to hold the advantage. Mac Lowry and Aidan McFarland scored and Brady Gilmour, Scoley Dow, Shelby Rienstra, and Tanner Sheppard added assists. Anthony Popovich stopped 30 shots for Quinte between the pipes. The series resumes on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Napanee. The winner of this series automatically advances to the OMHA Championships which will be hosted by York-Simcoe in Bradford.
Peterborough’s scoring opportunities, collecting the shutout. Quinte took to the road on Sunday to face off against the Oshawa Generals, defeating the Generals 4 - 1. Scoring for Quinte was Avery Cook, Jacob Gilbert, Marshall Mcfarland and Joshua Quick. In goal was Ethan Mcdonnell who was yet again very solid. Quinte now moves on to play Central Ontario Wolves in the semi- finals.
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Kelly School of Irish Dance. Led by Orla Kelly (T.C.R.G., A.D.C.R.G.), a certified Irish dance teacher, who has taught in Belleville and Mississauga since 2002, classes are offered for all skill levels - from first-time dancers to advanced senior dancers. Orla received her Adjudicator Certification in 2006 and is fully accredited to teach and judge competitive Irish dancing. Orla’s classes (for all levels except for beginners) run alternate Sundays. Thursday evening classes are taught by Caitlin Callaghan (BED, HBA), an associate teacher for the Belleville branch of The Kelly School of Irish Dance. Kaitlin is currently pursuing her T.C.R.G. certification. Founded in 1979, the Quinte Irish Canadian Society promotes interest in and encourages all people to celebrate Irish culture. The goals of the society include preserving and transmitting Irish music, song and dance though lectures, concerts, socials, plays, and classes. The society also serves the community by sponsoring activities emphasizing education, friendship and by supporting the efforts of other local groups. For more information about The Quinte Irish Canadian Society and Irish dance classes, contact Smit at martin. firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-962-4910. For more information about The Quinte Ballet School of Canada contact Registrar Ann-Marie Brady at email@example.com or 613-962-9274 ext 21.
enjoying the professional and spacious dance studio that perfectly suits their needs. The Quinte Ballet School is such a positive, welcoming environment.” Marilyn Lawrie, Executive Director for QBSC added, “We are delighted to welcome the dance division of the Quinte Irish Canadian Society to our facility. Apart from some additional rental income, to have various styles of Irish dance offered right
Lifestyles – Belleville – After four years of offering traditional Irish dance instruction at The Engineer’s Hall in Belleville, The Quinte Irish Canadian Society outgrew this facility and has brought classes to The Quinte Ballet School of Canada’s multipurpose facility on Palmer Road. Martin Smit, parent coordinator for QICS dance says, “The Quinte Ballet School is a beautiful facility. Our dancers and teachers are thoroughly
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two clean runs but just beyond the top 30 in the slalom course included Natalie Wannamaker, Mirisha Russett and Cobe Stoll. Julia Press, looking strong in the first two thirds of the slalom course, had an unfortunate fall near the end of the race and was unable to participate for the remainder of the weekend race events. On Sunday, February 23rd, the U16 team competed in a giant slalom race at Georgian Peaks in Thornbury, just outside of Collingwood. This course challenged the racers to stay focused to find success on the icy, steep course. Neck and neck in the standings were Caroline Burchat (1:08.80) and Amy Park (1:09.06) finishing 11th and 12th respectively. The next grouping of female Batawa racers were Mirisha Russett (31st), Hannah Merjavec (32nd) and Natalie Wannamaker (33rd). The time span separating these three racers was less than half a second. With strong consistent turns, Eric Cholasta lead the male Eric Cholasta keeps a tight line in the Giant Slalom race at Georgian Peaks Ski Club team with a combined time over the weekend. Photo: Submitted 1:06.66 placing him 9th over-
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Sports - This past Saturday under beautiful blue skies, the Batawa Tigers completed their ﬁnal race of the season at Devil’s
Elbow Ski Area. The U14 girls had a strong showing with Abby McLean sneaking in for a top ten ﬁnish with a combined two run
time of 1:07:68. Jake Hollinger of the U14 boys once again led the team with a seventh place ﬁnish combined time of 1:05:37.
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female racers were Amy Park in 15th and Megan McLean finishing 25th. Aggressively attacking the men’s course, Eric Cholasta was the top male skier for Batawa finishing 11th in a combined time of 53.08. Batawa male racers finishing in the top 30 included Nathan Lamain 23rd, Andrew Brown 25th and Taylor Russett 29th. Other Batawa racers with
Sports - Over the weekend the U16 Batawa Bandits were involved in their final Alpine Ontario Southern Division races for this season. On Saturday, February 22nd, they competed in a slalom race at Heights of Horseshoe in Barrie on a hard-packed course. Showing her technical ability and strength, Caroline Burchat finished 7th with a combined time of 55.03. The next
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Centennial’s Chase Peck finished with 19 points for the Chargers. Photo: Steve Jessel
St Paul’s to just four points in the point leading by as many as 21. St Paul’s made it respectlead into halftime. able at the end, but the Chargers Some messy Centennial turn- couldn’t be stopped on either end overs early in the third quarter of the court thanks in part to a gave St Paul’s a chance to get huge size advantage. back into it, and at one point they “We deﬁnitely had a big height trailed by just three points mid- advantage - we’ve been riding way through the frame. That’s that height advantage all year,” when Peck started to get into the Foran said. zone, draining three consecutive It wasn’t an easy task for the three-pointers to bring the led Chargers to make it all the way to back to nice. Centennial led 53- the ﬁnal - they ﬁrst had to defeat 40 heading into the ﬁnal quarter a tough Adam Scott team 57-47 of play, and would only extend in the semi-ﬁnals earlier that day. that lead in the fourth, at one Peck was once again the lead-
Centennial’s Blake Reid takes the ball hard to the hoop during the COSSA senior boys basketball final Monday night. Photo: second quarter to take a 31-21 Steve Jessel
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Sports – Belleville – The Centennial Chargers are COSSA boys senior basketball champions, claiming the championship Monday night with a hard-fought 67-51 victory over the visiting St. Paul’s Saints out of Peterborough. “We’ve been trying to get this title for a long time now,” said coach Pat Foran. “It’s good to ﬁnally get this win and get some of
these senior boys who are graduating a trip to the big show.” The Chargers’ Zac Mullins led all scorers with 22 points, while star forward Chase Peck was all over the court for Centennial, grabbing rebounds, sinking three-pointers and assisting teammates. Peck would ﬁnish with 19 points, while Blake Reid added 13 for the Chargers, who now move on to OFSAA competition next week.
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Crunch time for Bulls in playoff race Sports – Belleville – It’s the time of year when every game matters in the OHL playoff race, and the shorthanded Belleville Bulls did well to salvage two of a possible four points from a pair of games on home ice this past weekend. Playing with just 16 skaters and two forwards filling in on defence, the Bulls came up short against the Oshawa Generals Saturday night by a 3-1 score, but rebounded in time to take a tough 3-2 win over the visiting Peterborough Petes less than 24 hours later. “It was an extremely hard-fought battle by our guys. We’re really short-manned and we became even more short-manned as the game went on,” said Bulls assistant coach Jake Grimes. “It seemed more like six periods we played today than three.” The Bulls entered the weekend slate of games with only four healthy defencemen, with blueliners Jake Worrad, Justin Lemcke, Adam Bignell and Mark Raycroft all watching the game from the stands with a variety of injuries. With few other options, head coach George Burnett started forwards Stephen Harper and Aaron Berisha on defence beginning Thursday at Barrie. Following a 3-1 Belleville win, the pair were back on the blueline against the Oshawa Generals Saturday night. Unfortunately for the Bulls, the Eastern-conference leading Generals made short work of the short-handed Bulls squad with an entertaining 4-1 Generals win. It took the Bulls nearly ten minutes to record their first shot on goal, and by the time they found some offensive momentum the Generals were already leading 2-0 on goals by forwards Aidan Wallace and Justice Dundas. Belleville’s top offensive playmaker and leading scorer Remi Elie brought the Bulls within one after his powerplay goal midway through the second period, but it’s as close as the Bulls would come in this one. Despite the Bulls outshooting Oshawa 37-31, Generals goaltender Ken Appleby was more than up to the task, and a goal by Oshawa’s Cole Cassels midway through the third period was more than enough to secure the win for the Generals. Bulls netminder Charlie Graham picked up the loss after recording 27 saves. A rare Sunday matinee against the
Bulls forward Adam Laishram was in the right place at the right time, scoring just his second goal of his OHL career to give the Bulls a 3-2 lead with only eight minutes remaining. Try as they might, the Petes just couldn’t overcome their stroke of misfortune, and Bulls goalie Michael Giugovaz was solid down the stretch to preserve the Belleville win. “I think we’re playing playoff hockey, and I hope we make it to the playoffs,” Grimes said. “The first thing we’ve got to do is recover from our bumps and bruises and get healthy again... we just need to keep that level of intensity that we’ve had for the last week or so.” With the win, the Bulls propelled themselves to within just three points of a playoff spot, as both Ottawa and Niagara sat on 46 points to Belleville’s 43 after Sunday’s games. The Bulls played host Ottawa in a pivotal matchup on Wednesday, February 26; however the score was not available by press time. The Bulls finish off the month with a trip to Kingston on February 28, and return to Belleville the following Bulls forward Remi Elie can’t quite get a handle on the puck during the third period of the Bulls’ game against Peterborough Sunday. The Bulls would night on March 1 to complete a homeand-home set with the Frontenacs. win by a final score of 3-2. Photo: Steve Jessel Peterborough Petes the very next day meant the Bulls were back on the ice in less than 24 hours, but the outcome of Sunday’s win could have repercussions that last much longer. After a highly entertaining opening period that saw Bellevlle take a 2-1 lead on goals by Cameron Brace and Jake Bricknell, the Bulls blueline took yet another hit it could ill afford. Midway through the second period defenceman Brody Morris threw his body in front of a hard Peterborough slapshot, and much to the hometown fans horror he would stay down for the next couple minutes. Assisted by the training staff, Morris would eventually make his way to the locker oom, but would not return with what was later described as a “head injury.” With Morris going down
the Bulls were left with just two healthy defencemen and only 15 skaters on the ice. With that said, it wasn’t a surprise to see the active Bulls skaters beginning to noticeably tire as the period went on, and despite failing to score Peterborough was threatening the Bulls net with quality chances. Things really unravelled for the Bulls at the beginning of the third period, as after an untimely penalty to one of two remaining defenceman, Jordan Subban, the Bulls took to the penalty kill only to give up the tying goal to Peterborough’s Greg Betzold. Belleville was meanwhile struggling on the offensive end with zero shots through the opening 10 minutes of the period, and things were looking grim. That is, until they got lucky. It was an ordinary dump
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Girl with arthritis fundraising for walk-a-thon By Sue Dickens
Lifestyles – Campbellford – Struggling to get out of bed in the morning, ﬁghting the pain of arthritis, Isabelle Hardy puts a smile on her face and begins her day. She has suffered with this disease for years. She just celebrated her ninth birthday and hopes that by telling her story she will bring awareness to the fact that arthritis is not just a disease of the elderly. To further that cause she is fundraising and will be participating in this summer’s “Walk to Fight Arthritis”, a ﬁrst for the Arthritis Society of Peterborough. “We want people to know that arthritis is not just a disease of old people,” said her mom Jenn Hardy. March has been designated as “Childhood Arthritis Month” and Isabelle hopes by telling her story the walk-a-thon will be a success,” she explained. For Isabelle her story is also about dealing with the pain of arthritis every day. “I have a lot of pain and so there are a few exercises I do in my bed before I get up just to get loosened up,” young Isabelle told the Trent Hills Independent. According to the arthritis society one in 1,000 children has
arthritis. “In children it’s different than adults. In children it makes the growth plates grow exponentially faster ... Because Isabelle’s still growing she has a double curved spine now,” said her mom, who explained it’s not always easy to diagnose in children. The family has been to many doctors, from a pediatrician in Peterborough to a rheumatologist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. Living in Dartford, a hamlet near Warkworth, Isabelle and her mom also travel to Campbellford to the treatment ofﬁces of Five Counties Children’s Centre where she is helped by an occupational therapist and physical therapist. “Isabelle is also seeing environmental doctors in Ottawa and Vaughn,” said her mom. Isabelle attended day care and public school for three years. However, the disease has forced her to be at home so much that she is now home-schooled by her mom, who quit her position as a social worker two years ago to be there for her. Isabelle’s arthritis is complicated by the fact she also has ﬁbromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.
“I also have to use a puffer because I have asthma,” said young Isabelle, who always has a smile on her face. “I have to watch what I eat. I can’t have dairy, wheat, corn, anything with gluten but I really like ham. I am a real foodie,” she added with her infectious grin. Isabelle also asked that her cats are mentioned in her story. “I have two cats. They mean the world to me. One is Sammy and one is Glenny and they inspire me ... they really are my therapy.” Taking it all in stride this bright, alert youngster is now focused on the walk-a-thon. “My goal is to raise $200 and I’ve raised $25 so far,” she said. “If somebody donates they get a free bracelet which I make myself.” Her family and friends, “grandma and grandpa,” (Judy and Dale Hardy), will be joining her in the walk which takes place Sunday, June 8 at Jackson Park in Peterborough. Registration is at noon and the walk starts at 1 p.m. Anyone who wants to donate to Isabelle can email email@example.com or donate online at: www. walktoﬁghtarthritis.ca (click on the green donate button, type in Isabelle Hardy, location Peterborough).
Filmmaker had start at DocFest By Steve Jessel
Entertainmnet – Belleville It’s been a rapid rise to stardom for Belleville native and indie documentary ﬁlmmaker Josh Jensen, and Jensen says Belleville’s Downtown DocFest was instrumental in securing a covAlways smiling, nine-year-old Isabelle Hardy of Dartford, who has arthritis, is fundraising and will be participating in the first eted Canadian distribution deal ever “Walk to Fight Arthritis” to be held in Peterborough on June 9. Supported by family and friends, she hopes to bring awarefor his feature documentary, The ness to the fact that arthritis is not just a disease of the elderly. Photo: Sue Dickens
Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto. “I can’t put too ﬁne a point on how important DocFest was in getting our Canadian distributor on board, because it was through DocFest and through (DocFest promoter) Dug Stevenson that we got in touch with [our Canadian distributor],” Jensen said.
“Through that, we’ve been able to get the ﬁlm in front of a lot more eyeballs than we thought would ever have been possible.” Some documentary ﬁlmmakers might toil in relative obscurity for years before getting a major distribution deal, but for Jensen and co-producer Andrew Please see “Local” on page B2
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Smyth it’s been a relatively quick climb to the top. The ﬁlm is the pair’s ﬁrst feature documentary together, and while Smyth had previously produced a documentary, Jensen’s only experience with ﬁlmmaking was through working on commercials and multi-media projects such as web series. Drawing from mutual experiences with the underground music scene in Toronto, the idea for their ﬁlm, The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto was born. “(The artists) couldn’t survive pursuing their artistic dreams, they were all just trying to pay the rent, and in their off-time writing, recording, rehearsing and playing in live shows,” Jensen said. “You go to a show, and you see one per cent of these peoples lives. We wanted to display the other 99 per cent of what actually goes into that show.
We wanted people to appreciate the blood, sweat, and tears, and all the work that goes into putting on that 45-minute set.” Jensen premiered the documentary at Belleville’s DocFest in 2013, and said the experience was “amazing.” “It was just a completely surreal experience being in a capacity crowd... for the world premier of my ﬁrst feature,” he said. “Having friends, family and people I hadn’t seen in a long time, coming to see this movie, this indie documentary about indie music was fantastic, it was such a blast.” The year 2014 marks the third year for Downtown DocFest, and Jensen said it serves as an important platform to showcase local talent. Shortly after the ﬁlm was shown, the pair secured their Canadian distribution deal, followed by an American distribution deal
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not long after. The ﬁlm was released via iTunes this past Tuesday in North America, and Jensen said a DVD release is forthcoming. For more information on the ﬁlm, visit the website at www.thescenedoc. com. “This never existed when I was growing up,” he said. “I’m so glad that DocFest exists, because in addition to bringing in small ﬁlms or less mainstream documentaries and giving them a platform in the Quinte area, what they’re doing is promoting local talent as well.” This year DocFest features the 12 different productions from local ﬁlmmakers, including a documentary narrated by the CBC’s Shelagh Rodgers. The Downtown DocFest opening gala takes place on February 28 this year at The Empire Theatre, beginning at 7 p.m. For more Belleville documentary filmmaker Josh Jensen (right) and co-producer Andrew Smyth debuted their first documentary toinformation, or to buy tickets, visit gether, The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto at last year’s Belleville Downtown DocFest. The pair have since signed distribution deals that will see the film released via iTunes across North America. Photo: submitted www.downtowndocfest.ca.
Foundation’s Prom Project making a difference By Steve Jessel
News – Belleville – “I didn’t realize I could look so beautiful.” Those are the words of one student that took part in the 2013 edition of the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation’s Prom Project, and for Foundation executive director Maribeth DeSnoo, that’s what the initiative is all about. “(The student) said this was the
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nicest thing she had ever had,” DeSnoo said, reﬂecting back to 2013. “I think that so many of us are so lucky and take things for granted ... that was just so heartfelt. ” Now entering its third year, Prom Project is an annual regional campaign that asks for donations of gently-used formal wear that can be worn by Grade 8-12 students to their graduation or prom ceremonies. After being
held in six area secondary schools in the Prince Edward-Hastings District School Board in 2013, DeSnoo said 2014 will see the project go to all eight secondary schools in the board, meaning that even more students will be able to take part in the initiative. “It makes it far more accessible to all students, regardless of the system they’re in,” DeSnoo said. “If a student would be otherwise unable to do
their grad or prom, they are more than welcome and we encourage them to attend a Prom Project event.” Suits, ties, dresses and formalwear items are all welcome donations to the project, in sizes 2-24. Donations are accepted until March, and once formal events draw a bit closer partner schools hold special Prom Please see “Dresses” on page B3
Hiking an enjoyable experience on Maui
By John M. Smith
Lifestyles - While in Maui, Hawaii, I went on a half day hike into an isolated rainforest and along a beautiful stream on the west side of the island. It was both rugged and beautiful and included glimpses of spectacular rock formations and stops at several awesome waterfalls and pools. My guide was Mike, but he’s commonly called “Marco” (after Marco Polo), for he’s done a lot of travelling around the world; however, he’s also worked on and off, for a particular eco-friendly adventure trek business, “Hike Maui”, for the past 15 years or so. The hike was very informative, for Marco was able to weave geology, history, and
botany into the hiking experience. For example, he pointed out many of the plant species along the way including tea leaf plants, shampoo ginger and strawberry guava. He also gave us insights into the history of Hawaii and he led us right into a bamboo forest where he cut some pieces of bamboo and had us try blowing into these pipe-like structures to create our own specialized musical instruments. The hike also proved to be quite a workout, for the entire trip took about six hours and included a walk right along a cliff edge and to a huge banyan tree, where we descended by hanging on to the large banyan tree roots into a canyon! After this strenuous descent, we were
rewarded by seeing a magnificent waterfall cascading down towards us from high above. I then learned that Woody Harrelson (actor) had made this very same descent and same hike and he had even shown some ‘daredevil moves’ by bravely climbing up the rocky precipice right next to the waterfall itself. On another section of our walk, we witnessed a triple cascading waterfall. We also stopped at a rocky precipice that used to be rappelled down, but one of the guides fell here and it took 10 hours to rescue him! Therefore, this is no longer a part of the hike. I asked Marco if he ever had clients that couldn’t make the somewhat gruelling hike and he said “Yes, but I try to gauge
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Project events where they showcase donated items for students to try on. More than 1,500 items were donated in 2013, with more than 900 students taking part in the program. Donations of gently-used formal wear can be donated at a variety of locations. In Belleville, donations can be dropped off at Parsons Cleaners, Woodland Cleaners, Northtown Cleaners, and Quinte Mall; in Trenton at Trenton Clothing and Repair, Trenton Cleaners and Tucker’s Corners Variety; and in Prince Edward County at Scott’s General Store in Picton, Pearson’s Foodland in Wellington and at Rossmore Stop. Shopper’s Drug Mart has also agreed to help supply makeup for girls for
“I didn’t realize I could look so beautiful.” the project, Lafferty’s Crossings Men’s Wear will donate a number of dress shirts, and Bentley’s will donate clutches for the girls. DeSnoo said. “I’ll never forget at PECI, the Vice Principal, he had a group of at least 15 students, young guys standing around him, and he was teaching them how to tie a tie. You had students helping other students, saying ‘I think you should try this on, because it would look lovely on you’ ...the whole fact that you’re making something possible that otherwise never Mode Elle models Danielle Dettlinger, Maggie McDonnell and Leah Hamilton modelled some of the would have happened is just outfits donated for Prom Project at the official launch for Prom Project at Quinte Mall on February 19. Photo: submitted incredible.”
Auret showers in one of the several waterfalls encountered on our hike.
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what each group is capable of doing and I don’t always take the same route or the same level of challenges. Still, there have been times when an alternate, easier route has been necessary and I’ve even taken guests to the nearest road and simply picked them up in my vehicle. After all, the paying customer must come first.” Our hike wasn’t terribly long in distance (just over three miles), but it did offer some challenges and we worked up a healthy sweat; however, we were also given some welcomed opportunities for a refreshing swim in clear, cool pools, for jumping off of rocks into these deep pools and for a cooling shower under a cascading waterfall. Ken Schmitt began “Hike Maui” (www.hikemaui.com) way back in 1983, over 30 years ago, and he was the only employee for the first few years. However, he was determined Marko leads us through a section of bamboo. to make this business a success for he felt that this was a way to show visitors the real Hawaii. Ken’s business and reputation did eventually grow, and a female travel writer, M J Harden, came on assignment to check it out and write an article about this particular activity. Well, one thing led to another and she eventually married Ken. She’s now the Vice President and head of personnel and training; and “Hike Maui” now employs about 20 guides and offers a great variety of trips including full-day waterfalls and rainforest hikes and a trek at the summit of Haleakala Volcano. With Maui’s spectacular beaches and its plethora of activities, there’s a great variety of things to see and do here, but our hike was one unique way to explore and experience this beautiful Hawaiian island. Our supplied hiking gear included bottled water, daypacks, water shoes, rain ponchos, and lunch. We were then declared good to go and the expedition proved to be very worthwhile. For more Information about Maui: www.gohawaii.com/maui
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BATAWA Kinsmen Club of Trenton 15th Annual Fishing Equipment Sale, Sunday, March 2, 9am-2pm, Batawa Community Centre (Hwy 33). Admission $2. Info: Bill 613394-4234 or Brian 905-269-1524.
BELLEVILLE Inn from the Cold: Winter Food Ministry Program. Nightly from Sat., Jan. 18 to Fri., Feb. 28. Bridge St. United Church, 60 Bridge St. E. (side door), Belleville. Free hot meals and a warm place to be. Doors open at 4 p.m., coffee/tea/soup at 4:30 p.m. Hot meal 5-6:30 p.m. No registration necessary. All welcome The International Women’s Day Committee reception of the Community Art Show: Justice, Dignity, Hope: Celebrating Women Caring for the Future. March 4, 5-8 pm, The CORE, 223 Pinnacle St, Belleville. Exhibit runs to March 15, 10am-12pm and 4-7pm excluding Sundays. Event is free. Info: Mieke, 613-969-1782 Dance to the Country Music of The Land-o-Lakes Cruisers, Feb. 28, Belleville Club 39, Belleville Fish & Game Club Hall, Elmwood Dr., 8.00 pm to Midnight. Lunch served. members $10 Non members $12. Singles & couples welcome. For info: 613-395-0162 or 613-395-4901 Pancake Supper, Tuesday, March 4, 5-7pm, Eastminster United Church. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youth aged 10-16, and free for kids under 9. Tickets available at church. Wedding Faire, Sunday, March 2, 11am-4pm, Belleville Fish & Game Club, Elmwood Dr, Belleville. Tickets $5 at the door. Door prizes. www.bellevillefishandgameclub.com The Ontario Early Years Centre at Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms, 301 MacDonald Ave., Belleville. Open 6 days a week. Info: www.familyspace.ca or 613-966-9427. Belleville Legion: Every Friday: Canteen open 4-7 p.m. Meat Rolls and Horse Races 5-6:30 pm., Legion Clubroom. Everyone welcome. 4th Friday of month: Karaoke with Rita and John 6:30 - 10:30 pm. Age of majority event. The International Women’s Day Committee, March 5, Belleville Public Library, 9:30 am. Speaker Jennifer Gibson, “Trust yourself”, 10-11 am. Interpreters available. Followed by a march downtown at 11:15 am. Event is free. Info: Mieke, 613-969-1782 MASLENITCA, Belleville Farmers Market, 12pm, Saturday, March 1 (rain or shine, 1 hour only). Organized by the Canadian-Russian Cultural Society, includes special Russian food and entertainment welcoming Spring and saying goodbye to the last year. Everyone welcome! If you enjoy chatting, reading, going for short walks or going for coffee, become a Volunteer Visitor. Only an hour a week Make a positive change in a senior’s life today! Please call 613- 969-0130. Activity Group, every Thursday, Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville, 1-3 pm, activities vary from one week to another. For info and registration call Irene 613-969-0130 Brunch & Bake Sale, Westminster United Church, 1199 Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd, Saturday March 8, 8:30-10:30 am, Adults $9.00 or 2 for &17.00; children 6-12 $5.00, children under 6 free. Tickets: 613-968-4304 or purchase at the door. Belleville Downtown Docfest, February 28 - March 2. Featuring 58 films. Opening Gala, Friday evening, The Empire Theatre. Saturday Night at The CORE.
Festival Passes and tickets available. Info: www.downtowndocfest.ca. Meals on Wheels Belleville: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday a hot meal delivered to your door around noon. Info: 613-969-0130 The Quinte Quilters’ Guild, first Wednesday of each month, Christ Church, Everett St, Belleville, 7 p.m. March 5, Martha Schellinghood: how to quilt large quilts on a domestic sewing machine. Everyone welcome. Info: Sharon @613-969-1064 or visit our website. February 27, 7 pm. Farmers Face the Elements with Don McCabe, Vice President of OFA, Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Rd, Info: The Hastings Stewardship Council: 613-391-9034 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Joyfull Noise Belleville Women’s Choir invites women of all ages to join. Songs from the 50’s to the 80’s. Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Core Centre, 223 Pinnacle St., Belleville. No auditions required. Novice to experienced singers. www. joyfull-noise.com. Friends of the Library Bookstore is accepting gently used books, CD and DVD donations. Foyer of Belleville Public Library 10-4, Monday through Saturday. Info: 613-968-6731 ext 2245 Quinte NeedleArts Guild Stiching for Fun! Workshops and lessons or work on your own piece. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 67 Victoria. Ave, Belleville. 1st and 3rd Thursday of month. 9:30am - 3pm. 613-473-4831 or 613-476-7723 TGIF Frozen Meals. Nutritious, churchprepared and frozen meals available every Friday, 2 to 4 p.m., Bridge St. United Church (60 Bridge East entrance). No cost/ no pre-ordering. Register at first visit with ID for each meal to be picked up. Seniors 5-pin Bowling, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Come and meet new friends for fun and fellowship. Belleville Pro Bowl, Bayview Mall. Call Ken 613-962-3429 The Canadian Hearing Society offers Walk In Wednesdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4pm. Speak to a Hearing Care Counsellor. No appointment necessary. Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas St. E Belleville Quinte Region Crokinole Club, every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Avaya building at 250 Sidney St., Belleville, south entrance. Cost is $4.00. http://www.qrcc.ca . For info: Dave Brown at 613-967-7720 or Louis Gauthier at 613-849-0690. Volunteer drivers needed Thursdays from 12:30-3:30pm to provide transportation to seniors attending our Activity Group in Belleville. Join us for the afternoon, participate in the activities and help serve tea, coffee and snacks. To register: Sandy at 613-969-0130 Diners Club Belleville: Every Tuesday from 12noon until 2:00pm, Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville. Info: 613-969-0130 Foot Care every Tuesday, starts at 9am, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Belleville. VON offers Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care (Fee). Call 613-3924181 for appointment.
BRIGHTON TOPS Brighton Take off pounds sensibly weight loss support group. Meets every Wednesday at the Brighton Legion, 25 Park St. at 4:30 p.m. R.C.L. 100 Brighton Meat Roll, every Saturday, 3 – 5 pm Indoor Walking Club, Mondays to Thursdays 6-9 pm until May 1, ENSS Brighton. No Charge but must pre-register. Gail at Community Care Northumberland (613)475-4190.
Vegetarian Cooking Workshop, March 6, 6-8pm, Community Care Northumberland’s Activity Room, Brighton Fee: $5.00. To register call Gail, 613475-4190 Bridge Club, Mondays 12:30 pm. Time For Us, Thursdays, 1-3pm. Choral Group, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. No cost. CCN Office, Brighton. Details and registration 613-475-4190.
Ladies’ Social Group, Tuesdays at Community Care Northumberland, 11 King St. E. Colborne, 1:30-3 p.m. Info: 905-355-2989.
Due to low temperatures this winter and the high cost of propane, the Free Methodist in Cordova Mines will hold Sunday services at 10:30 A.M. and Kids’ Club at 6:30 P.M. at the Community Centre in Cordova until just prior to Easter. CAMPBELLFORD Campbellford Kinette Bingo Everyone is welcome to join us there. every Thursday at 7pm. Campbellford/ Seymour Arena, 313 Front St. N. $1000 FOXBORO Jackpot in 54 numbers, consolation prize Pancake Breakfast first Saturday of the Month hosted by Foxboro Men’s of $200. Wheelchair accessible. Club. 8 to 10 a.m, Emmanuel United, 458 Campbellford Salvation Army Ashley, Foxboro. Live music. $6 at the Thrift store offers a free hot lunch every door. Proceeds from this ecumenical group Friday. Also, Silent Auction the last Friday go to community causes. New members of each month welcome. Info: Ray at 613 395 5139 Wednesday, March 5, Soup and Sandwich, Campbellford Seniors, 55 FRANKFORD Grand Rd. Cream Cauliflower/Broccoli Euchre every Tuesday, 7 pm, 1030 and Hearty Bean soup. 11:15 am - 12:30 Mapleview Rd. From Stockdale take Will pm. All you can eat, $7. Johnston Rd to first turn on the right. C a m p b e l l f o r d B a pt i s t Frankford Legion: Men’s pool Church,166 Grand Rd., “World Day of each Tuesday, 7 p.m. Prayer 2014”, March 7, 1:00 pm. Service written by the women of Egypt. Also Retired Women Teachers, Trenserving Egyptian recipes. Everyone is ton & District, meeting Thurs. March 6, 11:45, Frankford United Church. Christine welcome Walker-Bird will speak on Caring PartTuesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m, St. ners Global in celebration of International Andrew’s Campbellford, 17 Ranney St. Women’s Day. Irish Stew Lunch, $12 S. Tickets required in advance. Call 705- (guests $14). All retired women teachers 653-3396. Donation at the door. welcome. Diane 613 398-0952 Trent Hills Outdoor Soccer Registra- Frankford United Church Pancake tion Information, Saturday, March 1st, 10 Supper, Tuesday March 4, 4:30–6:30 p.m. a.m.-Noon, Trent Valley Bowling Lanes, Adults $6.00. Children Under 12 yrs. Campbellford. www.trenthillssoccer.com. $4.00. Pre-School Free. Volunteers needed. Pork ‘n Beef Buffet, Masonic BuildPancake supper, Tuesday, March ing, 33 King Dr., Frankford. Friday Feb. 4, 5-7pm, Christ Church Anglican. Served 28. Social Hour 5:15 Dinner 6:15. Only with Sausages, Hot apples, baked beans, $12.50. All welcome fruit cocktail, juice, tea & coffee. Tickets: Adults $8; Child $4; Family $24. GLEN MILLER Lighthouse Diner (soup kitchen). TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meetServing warm, nutritious meals at 12:00 ings Tuesday mornings at Christ Church p.m. every Friday. Come at 10 a.m. for Glen Miller. Weigh ins 8:30-9:30 a.m. fellowship and games. Free Methodist with a meeting following. Join anytime. Church, 73 Ranney Street N. For info Info: Brenda Kellett 613 392-8227 call (705)653-4789 or (705)653-4185 or email: email@example.com HASTINGS Men’s Group, Friday Mar. 7 & 21, YMCA Northumberland Ontario Community Care Northumberland Camp- Early Years Centre, 6 Albert St E, Hastings. bellford Office, 174 Oliver Rd. Unit 15 Open 5 days a week. Info: www.ymcanCampbellford 2pm. Info: Sarah at 705-696- orthumberland.com or 705-696-1353 3891 or Linda Ryan at 705-653-1411 Knitting Club, Thursdays, 1-3pm. Free Community Dinner, St. John’s Yoga, Wednesdays, 2pm. Cost $3. Zumba United Church, first Sunday of the month. Class, Tuesdays, 9:30am. Cost $3. Line Sunday, March 2 features stuffed Roast Dancing Class, Wednesdays, 10am. Cost $3. Belly Dancing Class, Thursdays, 10am. pork dinner, desserts and beverages. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Fun Darts. All Cost $3. Hula Hooping Class, Fridays Welcome. Campbellford Legion Branch 2pm. Cost $3. 6 Albert St. East, Hastings. Info: Sarah at 705-696-3891 103, 34 Bridge St W 705-653-2450 Kent YMCA Child Care Centre before St. George’s Anglican Church, 38 and after school and PA day care. Kent Bridge St S., Hastings World Day of Prayer Public School. Call 905-372-4318 x 404 Service, March 7, 1:30 PM, with guest speaker The Rev, Beth Wagschall . or 705-632-9205 for rates and info. Community Diners, Mar. 6, 3 COBOURG Albert St. W.,Trinity United Church, FootCare Clinic, Mon and Wed Hastings, 12p.m. Cost $9. Info: Sarah, Mornings, St. Andrews Presbyterian 705-696-3891 Church. VON offers Basic, Advanced TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) and Diabetic Foot Care (Fee for Service). meetings Wednesdays at the Trinity United For appointment call the VON at 1-888- Church, Hastings. Weigh-in 5:15-6:15pm 279-4866 ex 5346 and meeting 6:30-7:30 pm. Join anytime. For info Kathy (705) 696-3359 CODRINGTON St. George’s Anglican Church, 38 Euchre, every Friday, 7 pm. Codring- Bridge St S, Hastings Pancake Supper, ton Community Centre. All welcome. March 4, 4:30-7 PM. Adults $7.00 , Children 10 and under $4.00
Euchre Thursdays 1 pm. Bid Euchre, first Saturday of the month, 1 pm Happy Wanderers Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, free service for low income individuals ($25,000) or families ($35,000). Havelock United Church, Monday, Mar. 10, 24 and April 7, 10am-1pm. The first Sunday of the month, Bid Euchre at the Havelock Lions Club. Games start at 1 p.m. $5.00/person. For information, contact Glen Shearer 705-778-3169 or Glen Ellis 705-778-3039. Bingo every Wednesday at Havelock Community Centre sponsored by the Havelock Lions. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early birds 7:00 p.m., regular start 7:30 p.m. Info: Lion John at tapa1944@ yahoo.ca 705 778 7362. NEW Rehabilitation class to improve movement and balance suitable for people just getting started or recovering from recent surgery. Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1pm, Town Hall, 1 Mathison St. Info: Community Care. No Cost Havelock OddFellows Brunch, first Sunday of every month. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon, coffee, tea, juice. Adults $6, Under 12 $3. Havelock Legion: Meat draws, every Sat. 3 pm. Everyone Welcome. 8 Ottawa St. 705-778-3728. Traditional Country Music Jam Sessions, Ol’ Town Hall, Matheson and Oak St, Havelock, every Wednesday. Doors open at 12 pm. Music at 1 pm. Musicians (excluding drums), vocalists and visitors welcomed
MADOC Royal Canadian Legion Br 363 Madoc has mixed darts every Thursday night 7.30. Everyone invited Madoc Active Living Exercise: Wednesdays, 10:30 am. Trinity United Church, 76 St Lawrence St E. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Line Dancing, Every Thurs. 10:3011:30 am., St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, 115 Durham St. N. Madoc. Info: Carol Cooper 613-473-1446 BADMINTON every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m., Centre Hastings Secondary School, with coaching for Junior players Thursdays, 6-7:00 p.m. Terry, 613-473-5662 for info.
MARMORA Marmora Legion: Bingo every Monday 7pm. Ultimate Euchre, second Sunday of the month 1pm. Jam Sessions every third Sunday of the month, 1-4pm. Marmora St. Andrew’s United Church, 33 Matthew St., New to You Shoppe! March 1, 8:30am-Noon
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Tuesdays, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Norwood. Weigh in from 5:30, meeting at 7 pm. Elaine 705-639-5710 Asphodel Norwood Public Library, Norwood Branch: Story time every Friday, 10 a.m. Event info: www.anpl.org. Norwood Curling Club, 48 Alma St., Norwood, “2 vs 2” Curling Competition, 12 noon, Sunday March 2. $10.00/ person includes two games and a potluck lunch. Info: Andy at 705-696-2295 Dance with the Donegal Fiddlers Orchestra. Saturday March 1, 7-10 pm, COLBORNE Norwood Town Hall, 2357 County Rd The Colborne Art Gallery is pleased HAVELOCK 45 Norwood. Admission $5.00. Lunch to present “Vessels”, January 25 through Havelock Seniors Club weekly is pot luck. All welcome. March 2. For info: Barbara Buntin at 372- events: Cribbage Mondays 1 pm. Euchre 8535, firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesdays 7 pm and Fridays 1 pm. Bid P.E. Continued B6 EMC Section B - Thursday, February 27, 2014
When are you an adult?
Sheila Wray Gregoire Lifestyles - Canadians rejoiced loudly last week when we were victorious in Olympic hockey. Facebook was taken over for 48 hours by a constant barrage of “Way to Go, Canada!” while #WeAreWinter surged on Twitter. In the midst of the revelry, though, an American story about freestyle skiing half-pipe gold medalist David Wise caught my attention. Wise is 23-yearsold, and has been married for several years to his wife Alexandra. They have a two-year-old daughter together. NBC reported on his win like this: “David Wise’s alternative lifestyle leads to Olympic gold.” Being married with a child in your early twenties is now an “alternative lifestyle”, and the statistics actually bear this out. According to Stats Canada, the
average age of first marriage in Canada is now 29 for women and 31 for men. Even more telling to me, though, was that NBC also added this line: “At such a young age, Wise has the lifestyle of an adult.” The lifestyle of an adult when you’re 23 and how shall I put this? an adult! The fact that we can be so surprised that a 23-year-old is behaving like an adult makes me a little sad. I was married at 21; when I was 23, I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, who is now studying in second year at university. I raised my kids while I was in my mid-twenties, and still in great shape to lug babies and strollers up flights of stairs in the subway system in Toronto. When Keith and I were first married we started saving like crazy.
We budgeted well and managed to scrounge together enough for a small down payment on a house when we were in our late twenties. It wasn’t a large house, and back then neither of us had very well-paying jobs. But we figured out how to stretch our money, and we made it work. When we announced our engagement back in 1991, many were a little incredulous. How can we be so sure when we’re that young? You need to live more, see more of the world, try more things before you settle down! In fact, “settling down” was portrayed as something bad, as if life ends once you make a commitment. Yet for me, that was more when life began. In fact, happiness studies show that satisfaction comes not from
PE COUNTY Wednesdays, Knitting 2-4 pm. $5.00/wk. Zumba 7:30-8:30 pm. $8.00/wk Ameliasburgh Community Hall Consecon Legion Euchre every Tuesday, 7 pm. $5.00 ea. Crib every Wednesday, 7pm. $5.00 ea. Mixed Fun Darts every Thursday, 7 pm. $5.00 ea.
SMITHFIELD Smithfield United Church Pancake ‘n Sausage Supper, Friday, February 28, 4:30-7:00 pm. Tickets: Adults $6.00; Child 12 & under $3.00; Family $15.00. Pancakes, sausages, ice cream, cookies, coffee & tea.
STIRLING Pancake Supper, Tuesday, March 4, 4:30-7 pm, St. John’s Anglican Church (across from Foodland), Stirling. Adults $8, Children 10 and under $5, preschool free. Everyone welcome.
TRENTON Trenton Memorial Hospital. New fashion wear and accessories arrives weekly. Spend more than $50 and your $4 parking ticket will be refunded. Gift Shop hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Contact: 613 392 2540 ext.5449 Gerry and Fay and friends, Open Mic and Dance, first and third Wednesday of every month, 7pm - close, Masonic Lodge, 157 Main St., Brighton. For info: 613-475-8847. MONARC Weight Loss Surgery Support Group for bypass, band or sleeve recipients or those interested, Monday, March 3, 7pm at Trenton Memorial Hospital, 2nd Floor Boardroom Trenton Lions Club 77 Campbell Street hosts a weekly Thursday Night Bingo. Cards on sale at 6pm regular program starts at 7pm. Everyone welcome. B6
they have to know how to maintain a household, including knowing how to cook and clean. They have to know how to manage money. They have to be employable (or at least in school to become employable). They have to be responsible. And few 18-year-olds can accomplish all that unless we as parents start raising them to be adults earlier. I’m not sure we’re doing favours by extending childhood until people are thirty. Perhaps we’d all be better off if we expected people to act like adults once they were, actually, adults. Correction: Last week in my column on Nicholas Winton I stated that he had rescued Jewish children from Austria during World War II. It was actually Czechoslovakia. I’m so sorry about the confusion.
Seedy Saturday focuses on heritage
Lifestyles - At the garden centre, we’ve had the pleasure of chatting with our “scratch” gardeners these past few weeks as indoor sowing time has arrived. It’s a good time for us; it means that spring is coming. Forget the first birds, the first sniff of bare soil on a south west breeze, the first snow drop blossom and any other so-called harbinger of the vernal season. You gardener folk are its vanguard and we
welcome you. Seedy Saturday is a gathering of like-minded individuals who are interested in the conservation of heritage seeds and the knowledge that goes with it. This is now a world-wide movement that had its origins in Canada with BC agronomist Sharon Rempel’s first meeting, held in 1990. There is a valid concern that we are losing not only control of our seeds but
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living a carefree lifestyle, but instead from finding meaning and belonging while also feeling productive. Maybe younger people have trouble “finding themselves” because they’re looking in the wrong place. I’m not arguing that people should get married younger; most people, after all, really aren’t ready. But maybe that’s the root of the problem: we are raising people to not be “adults” until they reach thirty. That’s become the culturally accepted norm. Instead of the teen years being the decade in which you grow up, it’s now the twenties. Is that healthy for a society? I always believed you were an adult at eighteen, but for that to happen an 18-year-old has to be ready to launch into the adult world. That means
Quinte West Probus Club, 1st Thursday of the month, 9:30am, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 110 Trenton. All seniors welcome Seedy Saturday, seed swap table and local seed vendors. Workshops throughout the day, lunch and snacks available. Admission is free. Saturday March 1, 10 am - 4 pm, Murray Centennial Public School, 654 County Road 40, Quinte West. Info 613-475-6139. Trenton VON Monday Mornings. VON Foot Care Clinic: Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care (Fee for Service). For appointment call 1-888-279-4866 ex 5346 AL-ANON. Does someone’s drinking bother you? Join them each Wednesday at 8 p.m. 100 King St. Trenton. JOIN Quinte West’s Kente Kiwanis. Meetings held every Thursday morning. Everyone welcome. Call Secretary John Eden at 613-394-0316 for more info.
day, March 4, 7:00 p.m., Tweed Library, Peter Fuller speaks on native plants for local perennial gardens. Everyone welcome. Tweed curling Club offers daytime exercise classes Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Zumba, Aerobics & Weights and Core Training. $5/class or $35/month. Info: Nancy 613-478-3464. Tweed Horticulture Trip to National Home Show and Canada Blooms, March 14. Cost $65. If interested, contact Linda 613-478-6850. Country Music, Actinolite Hall. First Sunday of each month, October to May. March 2, 1-4pm. Open mic and dancing with L&A Country with Bill White.
Community Care Closet Thrift shop, 393 Main St. Deseronto, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00 Dance featuring Jeff Code, Sat. March 1st, 8:00 - 12:00 pm., Orange Hall, York Rd., Call Lorraine, 613-396-6792 TWEED Meals on Wheels Deseronto: Tuesday Bid Euchre every Tuesday night 7 through Friday a hot meal delivered to your p.m., Actinolite Recreation Hall door around noon, for more information Pancake & Chili Supper Tuesday, call 613-396-6591 March 4 at St. Matthew’s Hall, Marlbank, 4:30 – 7:00 pm. Adults: $8.00, Children WARKWORTH 6-12: $4.00, Under 6: Free Warkworth Library Story Hour/ Line Dancing, Every Tues., 10:30- Playtime. Every Tuesday,10:30. Every 11:30 am, Hungerford Hall, Tweed. Info: other week Andrea from the YMCA Early Years will join us. Crafts, stories, songs, Carol Cooper 613-473-1446 fun, snacks. For 3-6 year olds. Tweed Legion: Friday Night Darts, Feb 28, 7:30 p.m. Sat. March 1, “Winter Trent Hills Outdoor Soccer RegisOlympics” (indoor) including Pool, Darts, tration Information, Warkworth Legion, Euchre, Shuffleboard and Trivia. Limited 12 Norham Rd, Warkworth. Wednesday, to16 teams of 2 persons ($15/team). Reg- March 5, 7-9 p.m. www.trenthillssoccer. istration at 10 am. Sun. March 2, 12 pm, com. Volunteers needed. Public Speaking by local students. Wed. March 5, 7 p.m. Mixed Pool registration WOOLER for second half of season. Everyone is Soup and Sandwich Monday March welcome. Info: 613-478-1865 3 11:30 am – 1pm $7 per person Wooler Tweed Horticulture Club, Tues- United Church
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of the seeds themselves as agriculture heads down its current path. There are concerns about loss of open-pollinated varieties, ownership of varieties, and the diversity of varieties adapted to different bioregions. Absolutely, you will be able to swap seeds and purchase seeds but; more importantly, you will learn a tremendous amount about them, which incidentally, are our food source. Colleen O’Reilly requested that I pass on information about this event in The Good Earth column and I am very happy to do so. To that end, I requested Colleen send along detailed info. Here it is: “The heart of the Seedy Saturday Quinte West is our seed exchange table. This event encourages the exchange of locally grown and collected, openpollinated seeds amongst attendees. As part of our event, we are inviting vendors to sell their open-pollinated seeds and wares of an organic, horticultural or ecological nature. Seedy Saturday Quinte West is March 1, 2014 at Murray Centennial Public School; 654 County Road 40 (Wooler Road) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free for the public. We gratefully acknowledge the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security and Seeds of Diversity Canada for their generous support of the Seedy Saturday Quinte West. We have a facebook page that can be lined to from http://tinyurl.com/ QWSeedySat Confirmed Workshops: 11 a.m.- Judy Newmand from Seeds of Diversity 1 p.m.- Peter Fuller from Fuller Native and Rare Plants Plus workshops by Stacey Hubbs from Edible Antiques Educational Exhibits: Seeds of Diversity - educational materials on seed saving, role of Seeds of Diversity Canada Everdale/Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security- educational materials on Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Sr Confirmed vendors: Cubits Organics-Toronto-Laura Watt - rare, heirloom and organically grown seeds Tansy Lane Gardens-Milford - Bob Green and Rose Schmidt-sustainable farming and landscaping, vegetables and perennials Earth Haven Farm-Thomasburg Aric Aguonie - seeds, dried herbs, corn flour, books, soap EcoStewards-Cameron-Robbie Pres-
The Good Earth:
Dan Clost ton and Judy Kennedy - wild flower seeds, coconut coir, natural fertilizers Fuller Native and Rare Plants-Belleville-Peter Fuller - native plant seeds, custom growing services (plant plug collections), consulting services GreenHill Greens-Consecon-Amanda Hill - family run vegetable garden and fruit orchard Pyramid Farms and Ferments-Green Point-Jenna Empey and Alex Currie organic agriculture and fermentation including kombucha, kimchi and sauerkraut Railway Creek Farms-Madoc-Elly Blanchard - garlic Thyme Again Gardens - seeds, jams, salsa, meats, beets, sweet potatoes, turnips Erika Wolff-Picton - raw foodist, sprouting We will have a few prize baskets to raffle off. (Connon Nurseries is pleased to be involved.) We also have lunch and snacks for sale throughout the day, run by our local Quinte West bagpipers, 413 Wing Pipes and Drums Contact Colleen O’Reilly 613-4756139 or email@example.com A bit of a digression: what has made these past few weeks more bearable was the performance of our men and women at the Olympics. Gilmore Junio who gave up his spot in the medal round, Justin Wadsworth who helped a Russian competitor and PK Subban who accepted his non-playing role with grace will be the memories that make me feel good to be a Canadian. Hey, the hockey matches were phenomenal; for sure, all of the other country’s hockey manuals have been distilled to one instructive, “Play like the Canadian team.”
Kellie Pickler, Joe Nichols returning to Jamboree
By Bill Freeman
Entertainment – Havelock – Kellie Pickler caused a sensation during her last trip to the Havelock Country Jamboree and the American Idol sweetheart and Dancing With the Stars winner is sure to create the same sort of buzz when she returns this August to be part of the Jamboree’s big 25th anniversary festival. Pickler and three-time Grammy nominee Joe Nichols, another Jamboree alumnus, are the latest performers to be
booked for this August’s four-day country music party, which already has a stellar lineup that includes country music icon Alan Jackson, rockin’ Dierks Bentley, Josh Turner, Michelle Wright, The Mavericks, Suzy Bogguss, Doc Walker, Charlie Major , The Good Brothers and 23 other musical luminaries. Also newly-announced are Kelly Vohn and her Dolly Parton tribute, Jack Connolly, Dry Country and local favourites Cold Creek Country featuring
and what I’m going through or about people who have had an impact on me,” she says. Fans will see and hear that when Pickler hits the brand new Jamboree stage August 15. Nichols brings a heartthrob quotient to the stage along with his 14 top 40 hits and four chart-toppers like Brokenheartsville and Tequila Makes My Clothes Fall Off. The winner of the Academy of Country Music’s Top Male Artist award and three times a Grammy nominee, the Arkansas native is touring behind his latest album, Crickets, which has already produced one number one hit, Sunny and 75, and reached number three on the Billboard Country chart. “There’s always going to be a traditional element in my music that I won’t change, and really just can’t change,” says Nichols. “But I can reach beyond my comfort zone, too. Fan favourite and chart-topping star Joe Nichols is coming back to the Certainly in 2013, it would be Havelock Country Jamboree as part of its twenty-fifth anniversary lineup. foolish not to try … I am true to traditional country music and always will be. I have bled and sweat and cried country music my entire life. And broadening my approach won’t change that FACTORY OUTLET STORE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! one bit.” R0012564600
American Idol sweetheart, Dancing With The Stars winner and country music star Kellie Pickler is coming back to the Havelock Country Jamboree to help it celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary.
Havelock Country Showdown star Brandon Scott. “My life is a country song,” Pickler notes. Her music and her sparkling personality have helped her navigate her way through some dramatic life lessons and pick up three CMT awards and a host of nominations. Her newest album, her fourth, The Woman I Am, is earning strong reviews and she’s looking forward to matching the success of her earlier releases including her first album, Small Town Girl, which shot up the charts and sold 800,000 while producing three top 20 hits including Red High Heels. Pickler shot to national attention as a 19-year-old with her dazzling performance during the fifth season (2005) of American Idol. She has toured with her friend Taylor Swift and has been a headliner since then winning new fans with every song and trip on stage. Her 2013 Dancing With The Stars win with Derek Hough in 2013 added even more luster to a sterling career. “When I write a song I just write about who I am and where I’ve been, where I am
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always sold out requiring tickets to be purchased in advance. At The Pinnacle Playhouse, tickets will go on sale a couple of hours ahead of the sound check. Revenue is divided up by paying the theatre a fixed rental fee and the rest is divided evenly amongst the performers. In other words, they get paid per song. Marvin Tucker, president of the Board of Directors of the Belleville Theatre Guild, added his endorsement. “We are excited about the idea of using the Pinnacle Playhouse as a musical venue. We feel this is a wonderful and comfortable little theatre - just right for hearing some great music. We are particularly excited about the idea of supporting local musicians and giving them a place to express their musical creativity. On with Night Kitchen Too!” The next two dates are April 26 and May 17, 2014. For more information call 613-849-1976 or 705-632-1939.
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jam sessions as well the radio show Handmade Music that he co-produced with Tim Campbell in the 90’s. “I’m excited about Night Kitchen Too because I know there’s a wealth of musical talent in the Prince Edward County/Quinte region that will now have another venue for their stuff,” said Callahan. “I’ve always thought that the Pinnacle Playhouse would be a great place for live, local music, so when Gary Magwood suggested the idea, I was quick to jump on board.” “I attended and really enjoyed quite a few of these concerts while visiting Wolfville. When I approached a few musicians in and around Belleville, their very positive responses motivated me to seek out partners with similar ideas. Based on the success of the Wolfville Night Kitchen I believed Night Kitchen Too would be well received and supported by the community,’” explained Gary about his interest and reason for adopting and promoting the concept of a second Night Kitchen. Admission for all Night Kitchen events is $10 ($5 for students or unwaged). In Wolfville, Night Kitchen is
Entertainment - Belleville - On March 15, the first of three Saturday nights are already booked for a transplanted and innovative musical showcase called Night Kitchen Too, an idea borrowed from the very successful Night Kitchen that has been entertaining full houses in Wolfville, Nova Scotia for over five years. Each will get underway at 8 p.m. at The Pinnacle Playhouse in downtown Belleville. The concept is quite simple: 14 invited musicians show up for a sound check an hour before the eight o’clock opening. All musicians get one or two songs until just before the coffee break; a selected individual or group will perform three songs. All performances are acoustic so the sound system is very basic, one of the reasons the program works so well. Musicians will await their turn sitting in front row seats offering encouragement and support for the other performers. Singer-songwriter Joe Callahan will host the Night Kitchen Too concerts. He is known to the Quinte region’s live music scene through his work with the Loyal Blues Fellowship in organizing local music festivals, workshops and
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Girl Guides, Brownies, Sparks celebrate Thinking Day at THS
The girls learned dances from different eras to highlight the history of Guiding. Photo: Kate Everson
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News - Trenton - Lord and Lady BadenPowell would be proud. There were 158 girls at Trenton High School on February 22, Thinking Day, celebrating the history of Guiding. “There has been Guiding in Canada since 1910,” said Trenton Community Guider Rosemary Peck. She said the theme of the day’s event at the high school was Time Travellers
(above) Sparks including some in retro-uniforms, from Trenton and Campbellford, promise to share and be a friend. Photo: Kate Everson
as girls learned about Guiding past, present and future. There were dances, drama, crafts, history and songs. Guides, Brownies, Sparks, Pathﬁnders, Lones, Trex and Rangers all come from the same roots, ranging in age from ﬁve to 17. Scouting started in England with Lord Baden-Powell and Guiding with his wife Lady BadenPowell, which quickly spread all over the world.
(left) Guides Julianna Sword, Serena Huvle and Valerie Holland from Campbellford put on a skit celebrating Time Travel 1876.
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The edging is a different colour as they progress to Brownies, etc. The Time Traveller theme was well orchestrated on stage as a “real” time machine spit out the Lord and Lady themselves. “Don’t get too close – you can see the duct tape,” Rosemary said with a smile. She said she was pleased with the turnout for World Thinking Day and happy the children were enjoying learning about the history of Guiding. “They think about the founders, and the sister Guides and Scouts all around the Anna Walsh of Belleville learns how to make a “God’s Eye” with help from Patty “Rosebud” Storring of Belleville. Photo: Kate Everson world,” she said.
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Passed away surrounded by family on Sunday February 23, 2014. Claude Moran of Frankford in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (Walt) Moran. Loving father of Kathrine Moran (Don Lomax) of Toronto, Diane Pitcher (Gary) of Frankford, Steven Moran (Ronda) of Brighton and Paul Moran (Cathy) of Trenton. Survived by siblings Dorothy Burke (late Lloyd) and Frank Moran (Donna); all of Trenton. Ever remembered by grandchildren Brittany, Curtis, Keirstyn, Rebeccah, Jocelyn, Jennifer and Kevin. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Raymond and Lelia (Pollock) Moran. A proud business owner, Claude entered the family business, Frankford Dairy Ltd. at a very young age and operated the business through to his retirement. Claude was also very active in the community with his Church, Bowling, Curling, Scout Leader and as a Volunteer with the Frankford Fire Department. He gave back to his industry as both a Board Director and President with the Ontario Milk Transport Association. The family will receive friends at the FRANKFORD FUNERAL CHAPEL, 40 North Trent Street, Frankford on Saturday March 1, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Service will be held from the Frankford United Church on Sunday March 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to Service. Reverend Norman Long officiating. Inurnment Stockdale Cemetery at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations to Frankford United Church would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com CL453402 B10
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BELFORD, George Edward Passed away at home with family by his side on Sunday February 23, 2014. George Belford of Brighton in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Kathy (Bunting-Wreaks) Belford. Survived by siblings Barbara Lytle of BC, James Belford of Trenton, Richard Belford of Burlington, Bruce Belford, Joseph Belford; both of Brighton and Peter Belford of Calgary. Stepfather of Peter and Paul. Predeceased by his parents James and Dorothy (Fisher) Belford and sisters Jean Heron, Helen Carleton and Katherine Belford. Cremation with Inurnment at Mount Olivet Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the familyl. Arrangements entrusted to the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com
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Cruickshank Construction Ltd., a leading roadbuilder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario and Alberta, has an immediate need at our Kingston, Ontario location for the following position:
STRUCTURAL SUPERVISORS/SUPERINTENDENTS QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum 5 years related experience in Heavy Structural Construction Projects; Bridges, Hydro Dams, Canal Locks, etc. • Minimum of 3 years in supervisory role • Knowledge of local, provincial and federal workplace compliance regulations and legislation • Ability to read and interpret specifications and drawings with the knowledge of job costing and associated processes • Understanding fundamentals of contracts and experience in managing subcontractors under the terms of a contract • Highly developed problem solving and analytical skills
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Contract Drivers & Dispatcher needed for Belleville/ Trenton Courier Service. Must have own vehicle. Call Tues. To Fri. 8 am - 2 pm. 613-392-5585 or 613-967-5941
HELP WANTED LOCAL WINERY looking for general farm worker to cultivate and harvest grapevine starting in late spring. Applicant should have First Aid Certificate. Please fax resumes to 613-399-1618
RESPONSIBILITIES • Coordinate and ensure efficient use of labour, equipment and material resource requirements • Take the lead on productivity issues and monitor work performance and efficiency of employees and subcontractors to ensure project plans and schedule are followed • Assist in the resolution of design issues, change requests, material defects, schedule difficulties and equipment problems. • Monitor job progress and provides regular progress reporting to Project Manager • Take an active role in monitoring direct reports’ performance, providing feedback and taking corrective action To apply please send your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com no later than March 16, 2014 www.cruickshankgroup.com
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Part time Sales Associate For Boutique Inspiration - Marmora HELP WANTED
Cruickshank Construction Ltd., a leading roadbuilder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario and Alberta, has an immediate need at our Kingston, Ontario location for the following position:
STRUCTURAL ESTIMATOR / PROJECT MANAGER
For more information on any of these routes please call Belleville/Central Hastings: Kathy LaBelle-613-966-2034 ext 512 QW/Brighton/Trent Hills: Kathy Morgan-613-475-0255 ext 210 B12
FULL TIME & PART TIME
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.
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QUALIFICATIONS • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Construction/ Engineering • Minimum of 5 years related Heavy Civil construction experience • Minimum of 3 years in the role of Superintendent, Estimator or Quality Control Monitoring • Ability to read and interpret specifications and drawings • Experience in the tendering and the payment certificate process related to structures as well as other civil construction projects • Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods • Proficient in related computer applications (Microsoft Office, Bid2Win, Hard Dollar)
We are looking for a positive individual who: : Can build positive relationships with customers : Possesses a sharp eye for fashion & home décor : Enjoys marketing & merchandising new products : Provide exceptional customer service Please send or email resume to: Drummond BMR 90 Matthew St Marmora Ont K0K2M0 firstname.lastname@example.org
River Valley Poultry Farms Ltd.,
in Newburgh, Ontario, is seeking a full-time farm worker for their poultry and cattle operations. Must be self motivated and be able to work on a team as well as alone. Some mechanical skills and computer ability are required. Some farming experience is a plus. Competitive wage, benefit package and pension plan. Interested candidates should apply with resume to: email@example.com or fax: 613-378-1646.
Location: The Brighton Public Library operates within the Municipality of Brighton on the shores of Lake Ontario, conveniently located along the 401 corridor between Toronto and Ottawa. Serving a population of approximately 10,000, the library operates two community branches, in Brighton and Codrington. As a result of a retirement, the Board is seeking to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer who will lead the library into the future. Responsibilities: Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Brighton Public Library CEO is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling all library operations and services in accordance with the policies established by the Board. The CEO advises and recommends policies to the Board, serves as its Secretary, and along with the Board Chair serves as the Board’s representative to the public, professional associations, community interest groups and government agencies. The CEO is expected to exercise initiative and to take leadership and independent action within the limits prescribed by the Board and legislated by the Province. Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a post-secondary degree in Library Science or diploma in Library and Information Technology or Business Administration combined with at least five years progressive experience in library management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience with community library experience preferred. As well, the candidate will have strong leadership skills, excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to make sound decisions. 2014 Salary Range: Is currently under review. It is complemented by a generous benefit package. A detailed job description is available on the library website at www.brighton.library.on.ca Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume clearly marked “Brighton Public Library CEO Position”, prior to 12:00 noon, March 21, 2014, to the attention of: Mr Bob Burke, Chair Brighton Public Library Board c/o Linda Selman 35 Alice Street, P.O. Box 189 Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Carrier Drop Drivers for the Trenton area needed for delivery of the Quinte West News.
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RESPONSIBILITIES - ESTIMATING • Track projects currently out to tender and prepare detailed project cost estimates • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate • Perform quantity calculations and establish unit costs, productivity factors and location impacts • Close tenders with the assistance of the Operations/ General Manager PROJECT MANAGEMENT • Participate in site meetings with clients, agents, trade contractors, manage RFQ’s and change orders, invoices and control document process • Coordinate site superintendents, project workforce, and equipment as well as coordinating direct sub-contractors including a scope of work review • Quality Control will be a large component of this position
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Full-Time Technology Coordinator Do you have a strong Technology background and are interested in working for a Peterborough community based agency? TCCSS is looking for you! For further information on our agency programs and to view this job opportunity, please visit www.tccss.org. Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of the HR Manager, at email@example.com quoting Technology Coordinator position by Sunday, March 16, 2014.
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Hardwood Floor Installation and resurfacing. Ceramics. Light renovations and upgrades. Over 30 years experience. Please call for free estimate 613-394-1908.
Ken Chard Construction. Renovations, decks, siding, sidewalks, fences, ceramic, windows, painting etc. Free estimates. Call: 613-398-7439.
Up to $400 CASH DAily
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Dennis 905-269-6295 Sharon 905-925-4081
Part time registered nurse
Come join our team in providing exceptional care for our Residents! We are currently looking for a: Part Time Registered Nurse
We Offer: Competitive wages Educational opportunities to enhance your skills & knowledge base Supportive environment for reflective practice Family atmosphere work environment Free on-site parking 12 hour shifts & flexible scheduling
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This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
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Requirements: Available days, evenings, nights & weekends Current registration with the College of Nurses in Ontario Please forward resume to Sue Reynolds by: Fax: 613-384-9407 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Come join our team in providing exceptional care for our Residents!
Please forward resume to Sue Reynolds by: Fax: 613-384-9407 Email: email@example.com
Public Works & Development 67 Sharp Road, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Tel: 613-475-1162 • Fax: 613-475-2599
- REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Municipality of Brighton is issuing the following R.F.P. ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN A SEPARATE ENVELOPE CLEARLY MARKED AS TO THE PROPOSAL NUMBER AND ITEM PROPOSAL FORMS THAT MUST BE USED ARE AVAILABLE AT THE PUBLIC WORKS AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AND SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE SAME LOCATION LOWEST OR ANY PROPOSAL WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE ACCEPTED. CONTRACTS ARE AWARDED BY RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL TENDERS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL 11:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY MARCH 19th 2014
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We Offer: Competitive wages Educational opportunities to enhance your skills & knowledge base Supportive environment for reflective practice Family atmosphere work environment Requirements: Available days, evenings, nights & weekends Completion of approved medication course Current registration with the College of Nurses in Ontario
MUNICIPALITY OF BRIGHTON
We are currently looking for a: Part Time Registered Practical Nurse
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We are seeking an experienced inside Customer Service Representative to join our sales team. You will be responsible for handling all enquiries relative to designated customer accounts. You possess strong communication skills, both written and oral and have a history of building solid relationships to cultivate customer loyalty. You are organized, able to meet deadlines and are comfortable in a fast-paced, high performance team environment. Two years of technical sales experience and proficiency in MS Office applications required.
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Reflexology Workshop and Training courses, Learn about reflexology and its benefits at our Workshop on March 1. Reflexology Certification course March 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th. Go to www.reflexologytrainingacademy.ca or call 613-391-7198.
PLEASE NOTE: BOOKING DEADLINE FOR CLASSIFIED ADS IS MONDAYS AT 3 P.M. Ads can be placed by calling 613-475-0255 or 613-966-2034 ext. 560 or 1-888-967-3237
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Wording and photo must be received in our office by Mondays at 3 p.m. or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TO PLACE YOUR AD CALL 613-966-2034 ext. 560
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Tues March 4th @ 6pm Doors open at 5:00pm AUCTION SALE at RIVERSIDE AUCTION HALL 1-705-696-2196
Terms of sale: Cash, Debit, M/C, Visa Canteen & Washrooms
Large auction, partial estate, other interesting items plus many consignments. Boxes as yet unpacked. 192 Front W. Hastings, ON K0L 1Y0
Auctioneer: Allen McGrath
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www.warnersauction.com CELEBRATING 26 YEARS IN BUSINESS.
Call 613-966-2034 x 560 or 613-475-0255
AUCTION SALE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 AT 5:00 P.M. DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE
Préposé(e) à l’entretien des canaux/voies navigables I Parcs Canada – Voie navigable Trent–Severn Service des finances
Canal/Waterway Maintenance Worker I Parks Canada – Trent-Severn Waterway Finance Department Salary: $23.40 to $25.43 hourly $21.15 to $22.99 hourly Location: Trenton, Campbellford, Peterborough, Kirkfield and Washago, Ontario Type of Employment: Various – Term, Indeterminate, and Seasonal Reference Number: CAP13J-011385-000013 Closing Date: March 6, 2014 Work Profile: Ontario's heritage canals are defining features of Canada and provide communities and visitors with beauty, recreation, and a unique sense of history. Parks Canada plays a leadership role in the protection of these special places.
Salaire : 23,40 $ à 25,43 $ (taux horaire) 21,15 $ à 22,99 $ (taux horaire) Lieu de travail : Trenton, Campbellford, Peterborough, Kirkfield et Washago (Ontario) Type d’emploi : Divers (durée déterminée, indéterminée et saisonnier) Numéro de référence : CAP13J-011385-000013 Date de fermeture : 6 mars 2014 Profil du poste : Les canaux patrimoniaux de l’Ontario sont représentatifs des caractéristiques du Canada. Source de beauté et de loisirs pour les communautés et les visiteurs, ils offrent une perspective unique sur l’histoire. Parcs Canada joue un rôle de chef de file dans la protection de ces sites particuliers.
The Ontario Waterways is looking for Canal/Waterway Maintenance Workers to be responsible for conducting repairs, maintenance, and inspections of contemporary and historic facilities, structures, equipment, machinery, and mechanical equipment at locks, bridges, dams, and other facilities on the Trent-Severn Waterway.
Les Voies navigables de l’Ontario sont à la recherche de Préposé(e)s à l’entretien des canaux/voies navigables I qui seront responsables de réparer, entretenir et inspecter les installations contemporaines et historiques, les structures, l’équipement, la machinerie et l’équipement mécanique des écluses, des ponts, des barrages et d’autres installations de la voie navigable Trent-Severn.
How to apply: Go to jobs.gc.ca and complete an advanced search for the reference number noted above.
Comment présenter sa candidature : Accéder à emplois.gc.ca et lancer une recherche avancée en utilisant le numéro de référence indiqué ci-dessus.
Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and Employment Equity under the Employment Equity Act and to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian Society.
Parcs Canada souscrit aux principes de diversité et d’équité en matière d’emploi en vertu de la Loi sur l’équité en matière d’emploi et est déterminé à créer un effectif diversifié et qualifié reflétant la société canadienne.
For Information about the position, please contact:
Pour obtenir des renseignements sur ce poste, veuillez contacter :
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Assorted furniture including table & chairs, A large collection of wildlife prints many by J. Gould & H.C. Richter, large qty. of glass & china including flow blue, Nippon & Noritake, cups & saucers, cake plates, Brass pieces, brass scales of justice, Humpty Dumpty tea pot, steins, egg cups, crystal, Doulton foot warmer, qty. of new office supplies & numerous other pieces. See my web site for detailed list & large number of photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com
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Waddingtons.ca/Cobourg 9 Elgin Street East, Cobourg
LARGE 2 DAY ANTIQUE & ORIENTAL AUCTION SATURDAY March 1st & SUNDAY March 2nd Preview @ 9:30 a.m. Auction starting at 11:00 a.m. SATURDAY: Lot of Costume Jewellery, Dinner Sets, Crystal, Porcelain, Oils, Watercolours, Prints, Clocks, Victorian Sideboards, Dining Table, Sets of Chairs, Carved Oak Cabinet, Desks, Mirrors & Decorative Accessories. SUNDAY: Large Amount of Oriental Porcelain, Art & Lacquer Screens. Followed by Large Amount of Smalls, Tray Lots & Paintings. Large ½ Price Indoor Estate Yard Sale to Include: Decorative Items, Books, CD’s, Glass, Silver-plate & Large Amount of Pictures. 25% off Furniture Watch the Website for Updates & Photos. www.waddingtons.ca/cobourg BROWSE OUR HOME FURNISHINGS • CONSIGNMENT STORE QUALITY ITEMS AT A FRACTION OF RETAIL PRICES www.estatetreasures.ca Tel: 905.373.0501 Toll Free: 1.855.503.2963 Fax: 905.373.1467 Email: email@example.com 9 Elgin St. E., Unit 6, Cobourg ON K9A 0A1
MARSHALL GUMMER ESTATE AUCTIONS MULTI-ESTATE AUCTION SUN. MARCH 2nd 10AM HISTORIC CASTLETON TOWN HALL JUST 7 MINUTES STRAIGHT NORTH of Hwy 401 Exit 497 (Big Apple, Colborne) PREVIEW 8:30 day of sale and Sat 12-3 FEATURING: Antique Signed Ivory pcs.incl. Large Signed Figural Grouping and Netsukes,Harlander Brooklin Pottery Pitcher, Signed Art Nouveau Bronze, Antique Figural Bronze Convent Bell, WW11 German U Boat Clock,c.1900 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders outfit w/Badger Sporran,War of 1812 Battlefield Relics, Archibald Knox for Liberty Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts Footed Bowl, Birks 18Kt Gold Diamond Ring, 2 Large Don Chase Ojibway first Nations Oil Paintings, Militaria, Antiques,Art,Sterling Silver,Estate Jewelry to incl 10Kt14kt gold, Art Glass, Pottery,Antique & Vintage Books, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Vintage Sports to incl. Golfing & Fishing, Vintage Advertising, Mid-Century Modern,Folk Art, Primitives, Inuit & First Nations, Decoys, Vintage Clocks, Furniture, Lighting and much more
Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Marriage split forces this sale with modern and antique home furnishings, house hold articles, etc. Matching front load washer and dryer, both nearly new, barely used in excellent condition, 2 door white fridge also like new, nearly new queen size pillow top mattress, box spring and bed frame, double matt never slept on and good single box, matt and frame, road oak dinette set with leaf and 4 oak hoop back chairs, ant. and modern dresser and chest of drawers, sol. cherry dining table and chairs in new condition, nearly new electronic de-humidifier, selection small tables, 2 sofa and chair sets, bed sofa, occasional chairs, occasional tables, side tables, walnut mag. rack, 2 dr filing cabinet, nearly new 32” TV, house hold articles, dishes, glass, etc. Some collectable, some small tools and more Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac.
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AUCTION THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27th @ 6:00PM
For Complete Listing and Pictures Please Visit www.theappraiser.ca • 289-251-3767 Payment by Cash, Cheque, Visa, Mastercard, No Buyer’s Premium
CVCA to again look at a service agreement By Judy Backus
News – Marmora – The agenda for the February 20 annual meeting of Crowe Valley Conservation Authority was altered somewhat due to several board members being absent. As a result, the watershed advisory board hearing relating to a permit application by Dan Doyle to construct a house on the north shore of Crowe Lake was deferred. The property is partially within 30 metres of a wetland and within the flood limit of the lake, and issues relating to access during flood conditions were listed among the concerns. John West, an accountant with McColl Turner, made his annual visit to deliver information relating to the 2013 financial statements. He commented that there were no changes or improvements required and that the Authority was in a better position than had been projected. He commented that cash reserves were down by $87,000, and were less than the projected $120,000. He said that “while the position has declined, it is still a strong position.” In looking at the statement of operations, he reported a deficit of $82,000 up from $56,000 the previous year. “The deficit,” he said, “is a little more than budget, but when you take out the amortization of $42,000, the actual deficit compared to your budget is only about $4,600 difference, which is a positive turnaround.” He pointed out that with regard to source water and the (Water and Erosion Control Infrastructure (WECI) program,
the funding had been maximized. He reported with regard to operations, that costs were down slightly over the previous year and would have been even lower had there not been a need to replace stop logs at a cost of $16,000. He went on to issue a clean opinion on the drafts saying that “all things considered, it had been a pretty good year.” In response to a question from Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Mayor Ron Gerow on the possibility of developing an asset management plan, West indicated he felt it would be necessary to maximize funding. General Manager, Tim Pidduck commented that Conservation Ontario was aware of the issue and the WECI committee would assist authorities in developing such plans. Gerow asked about how a strategy to refurbish the reserves might be developed and was told by West that it almost becomes part of the annual budgeting process, setting targets and goals. Next on the agenda was a delegation by Kathy Hamilton, her third to the CVCA Board relating to her concerns on the proposed Northland Power proposal. Prior to her presentation, Chair Barry Rand asked what she wanted from the Authority, given that no formal application was before the Board. Hamilton, who lives below what would become the reservoir, responded that she wanted to ascertain the safety of the project. She said the project was more like an industrial development and had nothing to do with the
green energy act. She referred to the point at which a contract was in place as being the time she and her family would have to decide whether to stay or leave. Her main point had to do with the fact that the contract came before approvals were in place. In her report to the board, Regulations Officer Sharlene Richardson mentioned that ten permits had been issued since the last meeting and, with regard to a Limerick Lake subdivision plan, she indicated that the CVCA recommendations and requirements had been incorporated into the site plan with an application to soon be forwarded. She also mentioned changes to the regulation policy manual, which was adapted from the existing local CVCA policy and those of six or seven others. The document was subsequently approved with thanks from the board members. Pidduck provided his report, mentioning a need to confirm the fees for the current year, suggesting that the 2013 schedule be adopted with one change, that being the fact that the rate charged for review of reports should be dependent on the hourly rate of staff. This, he said, “will reflect the true cost for the review and take into account the rates which will be different from conservation authority to conservation authority and the expertise required to review the reports.” Discussion followed with a suggestion that staff communicate with applicants as to what the costs might be. The board also decided to increase the
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rental rates at the McGeachie property by two per cent. With regard to water levels, Gerow had read that those at Kosh Lake were at the one in 100 ear level, with Pidduck agreeing it was a significant item with a plan in the works to get the Ministry to confirm what the level is. Chair Barry Rand mentioned that the lakes had been drawn down as much as possible and the maximum flood storage capacity had been created. When it came to the significant rainfall that was expected later that day, Pidduck said the snow pack should absorb the moisture until normal winter temperatures return. WECI funding was discussed independently of other budget items. The feeling was that the Wollaston and Belmont dam projects, relating to dam stability, should be addressed as soon as possible. The authority’s share of the work would amount to $125,715.50. This money could be taken from reserves or could be levied to member municipalities. The decision was to take the necessary funds from reserves. Pidduck went on to report that the flood warning plan would be distributed next week, that the CVCA website was close to completion and that the revenue from the Shaman Power project was $19,000, which represented the second best year for the hydro plant.
Bob Stiles and Barry Rand were acclaimed as the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority Board’s Vice Chair and Chair, respectively, during the annual meeting held February 20. The two held the same positions during the previous year. Photo: Judy Backus
Pidduck’s report also included mention of the fact that the Prince Edward Land Trust had indicated an interest in the McGeachie property, which would provide an opportunity for CVCA to raise some revenue. Another income producing item was the possible sale of a five-acre portion of the 400 acre Gut property for use by a resident who with his family, has made use of it for years for hunting purposes. No decision was made on the matter. Although the passage of the budget was deferred until the April 17 meeting, the matter of entering a service agreement with Quinte Conservation was again broached. The issue had been the topic of a well-attended
public meeting held last October when a motion to enter an agreement failed in a tie vote. The new motion, put forward by Gerow and seconded by Sandy Fraser, indicated that the board was being asked for the strategic subcommittee to communicate with Quinte Conservation to determine its willingness to further develop the previous service agreement proposal. The motion also asked the subcommittee to develop an agreement that is clear regarding the savings that would be achieved, staffing commitments regarding current CVCA employees, service levels and any cost of developing the agreement, and that the agreement be provided to the board by May 1. The motion passed.
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