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By Steve Jessel

News – Belleville – There’s a little gold at the end of the rainbow for the Gleaners Food Bank Shamrocks on the Wall fundraising initiative, as this year an ounce of solid gold is up for grabs as the grand prize for the annual campaign. “We’re just so excited to have the ounce of gold, we wanted to switch it up this year,” said Gleaners executive director Susanne Quinlan. “We’ve done trips and we’ve done different kinds of prizes, but it’s nice to do something different.” Now running for the past 10 years, Shamrocks on the Wall asks that participants purchase shamrock-shaped cutouts at a number of locations throughout the region for a toonie donation. Each location has daily gift basket prizes to be awarded. At the end of the campaign in midMarch a final draw will be held with all the Shamrocks, with the grand prize winner walking away with the gold coin donated by RBC Dominion Securities and Michael Moffatt. Second prize this year is a silver coin donated

RBC mortgage specialist Teresa Gnagnarella and Gleaners volunteer Matt Bewsky show off the one-ounce gold bar grand prize of the 2014 Shamrocks on the Wall fundraising

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Entertainment – Belleville – Organizers of Belleville’s third annual Downtown DocFest International Documentary Film Festival are lauding this year’s event as a success, and while final attendance numbers are still being calculated organizing committee member Dug Stevenson said that the event had definitely surpassed numbers from last year. “It was amazing, and it just continues to grow,” Stevenson said. “You get into conversations with the people

that are attending, or the filmmakers, and everyone is just so inspired by the whole event, and really interested and intrigued by a festival like this that can happen in Belleville. I think we’re just going to continue to see it grow, and I really think we have a solid base now.” Kicking off Friday night with a special Green Carpet Gala, DocFest stretched over three days and featured more than 50 films this year, including a strong contingent of both local and international films. On Friday, the opening gala at the Empire Theatre sold out for the first time to see Morgan Neville’s documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, and that was just a sign of things to come. Stevenson said DocFest had sold all 500 festival

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The draft budget was passed nearly without discussion among board members, and includes funding for a number of delayed or postponed capital projects, including $109,920 for Blackberry tablet devices to be installed in police vehicles to improve communications with radio dispatchers and $147,400 for E-brief and Dragon Speak, enhanced documentation software. These projects are made possible in part by a number of cost efficiency measures taken by Belleville police in recent months.

News – Belleville – Secondary schools in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board showed little change in the annual Fraser Institute secondary school rankings report, with Bayside Secondary School once again coming in as the top secondary school in the board. For the 2012-2013 school year, Bayside ranked 72 out of 740 Ontario secondary schools with an 8.0 rating, raising their five-year average rating to 7.4 and their five-year ranking to 123 in the province. Typically, fiveyear averages are weighted more heavily than single-year results, as a single school year isn’t felt to be indicative of a school’s overall performance. The provincial average rating tends to hover around 6.0 in any given year. Following Bayside, the next top secondary school in the board as identified by the rankings is Centennial, which is rated at 6.8 for both 20122013 and also over the last five years, good for 243 in the province. Centennial is followed by Moira (5.9 rating, 6.5 average), Centre Hastings (5.7 rating, 5.3 average), Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (5.5 rating, 5.9 average), Quinte Secondary School (5.3 rating, 5.3 average), Trenton High School (4.2 rating, 4.6 average) and North Hastings High School (3.2 rating, 4.5 average).

However, typically school boards tend to place little value on the Fraser Institute report cards, with Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board superintendent of education Cathy Portt saying the ratings provide “an incomplete and distorted picture of school effectiveness.” “EQAO test results provide useful information to improve schools’ learning programs –for example, school improvement goals on reading, writing or math – but it’s unfair and misleading to compare schools based only on these scores,” she said in February following the release of the annual elementary school rankings. “The factors that affect achievement in schools are very complex.” Each year, the Fraser Institute Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary Schools rates public, Catholic, and francophone elementary schools across Ontario based on nine academic indicators using data from the annual provincewide tests of reading, writing, and math administered by the Ontario government’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). The report card also includes information about each school’s make-up, including parents’ average income, the percentage of ESL students, and the percentage of special needs students. The full results are available at

Task Force wants more Belleville’s DocFest a hit

By Steve Jessel

News – Belleville – Downtown Belleville could be seeing an enhanced police presence in coming months should the Mayor’s Downtown Task Force have its way. The Belleville Police Services board agreed Thursday to recommend the hiring of two additional constables to help conduct foot patrols in downtown Belleville, after the service was requested to prepare a plan for enhanced police presence in the downtown core by the Mayor’s Downtown Task Force in January. The report prepared for the downtown task force examined a number of options for increasing police presence in downtown Belleville before settling on the recommendation of hiring additional constables. A permanent downtown policing satellite office was deemed too costly based on the current economy, although a less

expensive mobile satellite office is still being considered for future years. Other options included in the report are increasing community partnerships, bike patrols, segways, and mobile surveillance towers. Belleville police currently use a number of policing techniques in the downtown including foot patrols, plain clothes details, and RIDE programs among others, and in 2013 the number of foot patrols downtown were increased to 132 from 82 the previous year. The chief’s final recommendation for improving police presence downtown involves the hiring of two experienced constables to conduct foot patrols. The cost of an additional first-class constable

would be $113,027 for salary, benefits and pension, while a second class constable would cost slightly less at $101,400. For the 2014 budget year the cost of the additional officers would be reduced depending on their month of hire, but the city would be on the hook for their full wages come 2015. While McMullan said she is generally supportive of any action to increase police presences in the city, she cast some doubt on if there was a specific need for enhanced police presence for downtown Belleville. “When we look at the overall crime in that area compared to other areas, the need to have a special detail there, according to the calls for service, really doesn’t exist.”

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by Scotiabank, while third prize is two tickets to see the Celtic Dance Company of Canada perform at the Stirling Festival Theatre, including dinner for two at Linguine’s Italian Restaurant. Depending on current gold prices, the bar is estimated to be worth in the area of $1,500. “People are feeling the pinch, so even if you don’t keep the bar you can cash it in,” Quinlan said. March 14 will also see the campaign hold a special event on the Lorne Brooker Show featuring Irish dancers and musicians at Quinte Mall. The campaign aims

to raise $20,000 after raising roughly $15,000 last year. Shamrocks can be purchased at the following locations: Bayshore Credit Union, Beaufort Pub, Cheech’s Cozy Grill, Dugout North, Grills Orchards, Kelly’s Pharmacy, Legendz Pub, RBC Front Street, RBC North Front Street, Red Rock Canyon, Reid’s Dairy, Sans Souci, Shoppers Drugmart (Sidney & Bridge), Slapshots, Stream, TD Bank North Front Street, The Boathouse restau-

rant, Y’wanna Hav’a Café (Library) and Vic’s Place. Gleaners volunteers will also be on hand at the following locations selling shamrocks. March 2 & March 8: METRO Grocery Store (Belleville) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; March 7: Foxboro Food Land, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; March 8-9: Quinte Sportsman Show; March 13-15: Quinte Mall Kindness Court; and on March 15: Dewe’s Independent Grocer, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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films a year, and that she was so impressed by the programming at this festival,” Stevenson said. A number of filmmakers and dignitaries were in attendance during the DocFest opening gala Friday night, and they had nothing but good things to say about the rapidly burgeoning festival. “I’m predicting next year that they’re going to have to add more venues,” said local filmmaker Michael Brethour, who showed two films at this years festival including his well-known “Faces of Cancer” series which documents the stories of 12 cancer survivors or those left behind by the disease. “It definitely adds another level of culture to Belleville, and it’s something the city desperately needed.” “I’ve always said, this festival is going to get bigger and bigger, and look at it now,” said Belleville Mayor Neil Ellis. The city of Belleville had its own entry into the festival this year, with a film

by Aaron Bell detailing the history of City Hall and Ellis providing guided tours of the building. “This brings people out and builds community, and that’s the big thing ... People

will talk about economic drivers and everything, but this event puts our city on the map,” Ellis said. “When you look at culture and you look at the arts, what’s a city without that?”

DocFest committee member Dug Stevenson served as host for the DocFest opening gala Friday night. He is seen here interviewing local filmmaker Peter Lockyer. Photo: Steve Jessel




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“I think as a result of the work that was out into the cost efficiencies report, and having implemented some of those including the staff operating issue, that’s allowing for some of these capital items to go forward which in return will provide more cost savings,” McMullan said. The Belleville Police Service presented a cost savings and efficiencies report to city council in September of 2013 that included a number of cost-saving measures. Since that time, the service has seen six members retire with an additional four recruits currently in training, who are expected to graduate come April. McMullan said the staffing compression initiative resulted in $388,645 in savings. Other initiatives include an internal restructuring and a new MOU signed with the police association in February 2014; restructuring of overtime pay for officers and changes to training and sick leave. Belleville police present 2013 vehicle collision stats The stats are in for a year of collisions in the city of Belleville, and the intersection of College Street West and North Front Street continues to be a problem

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Moira River celebrated as part of water ceremony

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Entertainment – Belleville – The waters of the Moira River provided the perfect backdrop to the Downtown DocFest Water Ceremony on Sunday morning, where roughly a dozen people gathered to sing and recite prayers drawn from native tradition. The event was organized by Occupy Our Hearts Belleville, and group member Evelynn Wolff said the ceremony was all about opening minds and expanding horizons for the greater good. “We’re here to celebrate the sacredness of water, and we’re trying to turn peoples minds and hearts towards that sacredness instead of treating it like a commodity,� she said. “When we don’t respect water, we don’t just use it, we abuse it. We have abused water to the point where if we don’t start to change our relationship with it, then we won’t have pure water for our children and for our grandchildren.� The water ceremony took place on the final day of DocFest, and appropriately led into the showing of ‘Watermark’, a documentary produced by photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal. The film explores the ways in which human-

ity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources, and brings together diverse stories from around the globe about human relationships with water. Wolff said the ceremony was held during DocFest to specifically draw attention to the film. “This is so that our grandchildren can enjoy the world that we leave them, instead of mourning it,� she said. Ceremony participant Olga Nikolajev agreed and said taking part in the ceremony was a small way to make a difference. The group sang a number of songs accompanied by drumming before holding a small communal water ceremony. “I came because I think it’s important for all of us to take some responsibility of what we can do,� Nikolajev said. “I think all of us have the potential to make an impact.� Moving forward Wolff said that Occupy our Hearts will continue to focus on issues such as water quality and environmental issues such as the reversal of Enbridge’s Line 9 project, and that members of the group would like to approach city council about education opportunities within local schools.

Olga Nikolajev leads a group song during the Occupy Our Hearts Docfest Roughly a dozen people took part in the ceremony, including five-year old Ruby Boates, seen here Water Ceremony held Sunday morning. Photo: Steve Jessel with grandmother Sherri Bergman and mother Jocelyn Boates (right). Photo: Steve Jessel

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Dear Editor Daryl Kramp’s comments in the press last week in support of the (Un) Fair Elections Act were typical Conservative propaganda. Equally disappointing was that he voted (along with the entire Conservative caucus) against the Opposition’s call for cross-Canada Committee Meetings to discuss the Fair Elections Act. Think about that! Rather than being able to tell Parliamentarians in their own communities the concerns they might have about this Act, Canadians were told they could drive to Ottawa or Skype in if they wanted to provide feedback to one of the most important rights of citizenship: the right to vote in fair elections. There is much that is not fair about the Fair Elections Act. It is a blatant attempt by the Harper Government

Fair Elections Act isn’t fair at all

to once again undermine our democracy. Changes to the act that minimize the vote in a sector of the population least likely to vote Conservative is deplorable. Once again, Harper is showing his true colours: Harper’s Government is only interested in their base, plus the 10% of the populace that they have micro-targeted to most likely vote Conservative. Forget the rest of the electorate; forget about the rest of Canadians. They would prefer the rest of us just to stay home. What is even more disconcerting is the Harper Government goal of minimizing another thorn in their side, by minimizing the ability of the Chief Electoral Officer to perform the duties of his original mandate. If they truly wanted a fairer electoral process they would give the Chief Electoral officer more power and more

importantly more resources to perform his task. The problems in the Act are not with the mandate of the Chief Electoral officer, but with the lack of resources for him to properly investigate the wrongdoings perpetuated on an unsuspecting electorate. But Harper’s Conservatives do not wish to fix the real problems with the Act. They would rather fix the problem with the Chief Electoral Officer investigating their misdeeds. This is a common thread with the Harper Government: if they don’t like someone looking too closely or disagreeing with their view, then attack, bully, manipulate, obfuscate, circumvent and ultimately change the laws to better suit their purposes. We cannot allow this to continue! Not only are our democratic institutions being undermined, the future of our country is being unnecessarily jeopardised just to appease their desire to rule. We need to once again strengthen our democratic institutions. More importantly, we need to start to find common ground. We have to get past the polarization, the “us against them” mentality.

A little tax season help Dear Editor, Are your readers aware of the fact, when completing their 2013 income tax, if they check off the box to

receive the OTB (Ontario nance Minister Sousa’s letter to me Trillium Benefits) in a lump on August 26, 2013. sum they will not receive a Sincerely, cheque until June 2015? C. J. Peckford, This was confirmed by FiMarmora

We must include not just more voters, but more voices in the laying out a vision for our country – a vision where we find common ground and work together for a better Canada, a Canada that will

once again lead the world in dians deserve better and should demand doing what is right because it better. Mike Bossio is the right thing to do! We can Federal Liberal Candidate Conno longer run our country in a testant for Hastings, Lennox and manner that suits the interests Addington of a party. That path leads to ruin for all Canadians. Cana-

Dust off your sneakers, it’s time to Hike for Hospice Quinte!

Events - On May 4, 2014 thousands of Canadians from across the country will be hiking and walking in celebration of a loved one to kick-off National Hospice Palliative Care Week (May 4 -11, 2014), a one week, national campaign focused on raising awareness about hospice palliative care, and recognizing the achievements made by hospices throughout Canada. “Hospice Quinte provides compassionate support and care for life’s journey to our friends and family facing a life-limiting illness,” explains Dr. Jen Webster, honourary chair for the Hike for Hospice Quinte. “I’ve been a board member of Hospice Quinte for four years, and am immensely proud of the tireless work our volunteers do to help me provide my patients comfort and dignity as they live the end of their days. I’m so touched to be Honorary Chair of Hike for Hospice because this event truly represents a life well lived: family, friends, activity, memories, fun, and vitality!” The event will feature two route options: a 5 km chal-

lenge hike along the water trail or a 2 km leisure walk, as well as a barbeque, great music, and lots of fun-filled activities for all ages. Awards will be presented to the top individual, adult and youth (up to 16 years) fundraisers, and also to the most creative teams. Participants are encouraged to form teams and hike with family, friends and co-workers in support of hospice palliative care or to walk in memory of a loved one. Leashed four legged family companions are also welcome. 1. You can register on-line (coming mid-March) www. and not have to worry about bringing anything with you to check-in on May 4, unless you have also gathered in-person pledges. Create your own personal profile and send emails out to family and friends to invite them to support you on your hike. Your supporters can make online donations through our secure hike website .2. Register in person, by picking up your pledge form for the Hospice Centre at 225 Dundas Street E. or by print-

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ing your pledge and completing a paper registration form. 3. Early bird check-In (avoid the lines on hike day). Remember to bring your registration and pledges. Thursday, May 1st and Friday, May 2nd from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hospice Quinte Centre, 225 Dundas Street E. 4. Hike day check-In: Sunday, May 4th, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. West Zwick’s Park The opening welcome exercises begin at 10:30 a.m. and the Hike begins at 11 a.m. sharp! Let’s come together on May 4, to celebrate Hospice Quinte, 100% of all the funds raised through your support will remain in the community. This event will raise public awareness and ensure that Hospice Quinte continues to provide to the communities of Belleville and Trenton. Hike for Hospice Quinte will help provide high-quality, hospice palliative care and support for people living with life-threatening illness, and their caregivers and loved ones, at no charge. “The services and support the volunteers at Hospice Quinte provide for patients in our community are essential to providing dignified end-of-life care in the setting of the patient’s choice,” said Dr. Jen Webster.

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A premature history of the second Cold War Editorial – The first mistake of the Ukrainian revolutionaries was to abandon the agreement of February 23 to create a national unity government, including some of the revolutionary leaders, that would administer the country until new elections in December. It would have left President Viktor Yanukovych in office until then, but with severely diminished powers, as the constitution would have been changed to restore the Gwynne Dyer authority of parliament. Leaving a man who ordered the murder of dozens of protesters in power even temporarily was a bitter pill to swallow, but it had tacit Russian support because it saved President Vladimir Putin’s face. However, the crowds on Independence Square refused to accept the deal, and Yanukovych was forced to flee. Parliament subsequently ratified his removal, but it was the mob, and especially the right-wing fighting groups like Praviy Sektor, who led, and the leadership who followed. Putin was humiliated, and he was given the pretext for claiming that Ukraine had fallen to a “fascist coup” as a justification, however flimsy, for rejecting the legitimacy of the new Ukrainian government. The second grave error – and this one was entirely unforced – was the new government’s decision to repeal the law giving Russian equal status as an official language in provinces with large Russian-speaking populations. It delighted Ukrainianspeaking ultra-nationalists in the west of the country, but it needlessly alienated the two-fifths of Ukraine’s population who speak Russian as their first language. So now Putin is bringing pressure on the new Ukrainian government by backing a secessionist movement in Crimea (where three-fifths of the people speak Russian). The rubberstamp Russian parliament has also granted him authority to use Russian troops elsewhere in Ukraine to “protect” Russians – by which it seems to mean Ukrainians in eastern Ukraine who speak Russian, although they are not actually under attack. Putin has not yet sent Russian troops into the eastern parts of Ukraine. However, pro-Russian crowds have appeared in cities like Kharkov, Donetsk and Lugansk demanding Russian “protection” amid plausible reports that many people in those crowds are actually Russians imported from just across

the border for the occasion, and not Russian-speaking Ukrainians at all. The promised Ukrainian election on May 25 may never happen. The Ukrainian army has been mobilised, and actual fighting could be only days away if the Russians invade eastern Ukraine, or attack the encircled Ukrainian garrisons in Crimea. Maybe Putin is just bluffing; more likely, he doesn’t yet know himself how far he is willing to go. But one thing generally leads to another, and some bluffs are hard to walk away from. Are we on the brink of a new Cold War? It wouldn’t be a hot war, except in Ukraine. Nobody will send troops to defend Ukraine, nor should they. Nobody is in position to stop Russia from conquering Ukraine if it chooses to, and turning it into a wider European war (or a world war) would not help matters. In any case, Moscow would probably not try to conquer all of Ukraine. Kyiv and the west would fight very hard, and after they were defeated they would continue to resist a Russian occupation with guerilla tactics, including terrorism. Putin doesn’t need that, so part of Ukraine would remain free, and call for outside help. It would come, in the form of financial and military aid, and maybe even what has hitherto been rigorously excluded from the discussion: NATO membership. And there Russia and everybody in NATO would sit for the next five or ten or twenty years in a frozen confrontation that would include a trade embargo, an arms race, and a remote but real possibility of a nuclear war. This is not at all what Putin intends or expects, of course. He is calculating that once he controls the Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine, he will be able to enforce a restructuring of the country as a federation in which the government of the eastern, Russian-speaking part will be permanently under Russia’s thumb, and will have a veto on the decisions of the central government. But Putin’s calculations about Ukraine have been wrong every single time since the turn of the century. He backed Yanukovych before 2004, and the Orange Revolution proved him wrong. He backed Yanukovych even more enthusiastically after 2010; the policy blew up in his face again. And here he is yet again, backing Yanukovych as the president-inexile of his Russia-friendly fantasy version of Ukraine. His calculations are wrong. If he continues down this road, he will cause a quite needless political disaster.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Informed voters have the power to make change Dear Editor I feel compelled to write this letter because of the things I have read or heard in the news. We all know that Wynne will have to call an election sooner or later. Hopefully sooner before we are even further down the toilet than we are now. Hence the time is now to start following what this collection of clowns we call politicians are saying. Irregardless of the “fact” that we all know we can’t trust a politician’s promises, especially at election time, you can still glean some insights into the way they think. (scary as that may be.) Also look at their past performance and voting record on different bills and such. How many times has a politician said one thing and then voted the opposite. We all know these self-serving liars will promise what you want to hear until they get elected and then it’s so sorry, no can do. If you vote without knowing the issues you are just as bad and useless as the ones who don’t vote. If you vote for a person or party just because your parents did you are part of the problem and not too smart either. If you think jokers care

about you give your head a shake, they don’t unless it’s good for their career. People, if you are literate at all you “know” that politicians always look after themselves first. Sure, once in a while they throw us a bone, but only after all their buddies and loud mouth special interest nuts have picked it pretty clean. Politicians know that special interest groups get some voters out so they will entertain their ideas no matter how zany or unrealistic their demands. We do have the power to change things. Informed voting is one of those powers. Remember we hire politicians by voting and we pay them through taxes. So contrary to popular belief and the way politicians think, they are our employees. It is time to start making these egotistical and self-serving bunch of clowns toe the line and start doing what the majority of us know is right. After all that’s what democracy is all about.

Memories of 2008 come flooding back By Stephen Petrick Editorial – I’m not an expert on weather, but I subscribe to the theory that every few years Mother Nature gives you an abominable winter. This seems to be one of those. The image of tall snow banks and the chill of -20C March weather is taking me back to 2008, the last time we got a mega wallop of snow that lasted into spring. The snow that year eventually turned to water and the Moira River in Belleville overflowed, leading to stories of sorrow, laughter and even some heroics. I’ll never forget it because it was part of my first full year living in our region of river-based communities and one of my more interesting experiences as a young journalist. I had moved from my native town of Kingston to Belleville just months earlier to work for a daily newspaper. The loneliness of such a move wasn’t helped by the bone-chilling cold and relentless amount of snow. The biggest blizzard, I recall, was the last one. It lasted two full days of March Break and once snow ploughs got on the roads, the snow banks seemed about ten feet high. I remember it took me hours to shovel off just a single parking space at my apartment. The sight of large snow banks in broad daylight at 7 p.m. was a memorable experience, too, since daylight savings time had just moved to mid-March. It was hard for me to believe that opening day of the Major League Baseball season – my own personal benchmark for the official start of spring – was only two weeks away. But the snow eventually melted and it did so fast. By late March the Moira River along Belleville flowed like a white-water rafting course and roared with the wind. The flood plains in around Foxboro, just north of the city, began to fill up. Water started creeping eerily towards people’s houses. I walked into the newsroom one Monday morning in April and was assigned immediately to head to the Ashley Street and Harmony Road area in Foxboro, where the floods, I was told, were causing serious damage. I rushed out expecting to see heartbreak and devastation. I ended up seeing people, well, smiling, and having a good time. I’m not trying to trivialize the situation. Some people may have lost property or saw their basements ruined during the event, which couldn’t have been fun. But these floods may have, in the end, caused more good than harm. I saw neighbours helping neighbours by lining sandbags along the homes, with the help of firefighters and friends. I looked hard for the story that would really hit home; the story on the homeowners who lost everything. In the end, the most emotional people I could find were the mother and son who were just tickled pink that a TV guy from Toronto interviewed them for Global News. I learned that of all the natural disasters one can be exposed to, a flood – at least a flood of this proportion – is probably one of the more gentle kinds. Sure, it was a little scary but it was better than a hurricane, a major earthquake or a volcano spilling lava. In time the water receded and the stories about the logistics of sandbag deliveries turned to stories focussing on the heroes; the firefighters who rushed to the scenes to help out and the tireless volunteers. Life returned to normal in the area north of Belleville and I suspect it has pretty much stayed that way since. But with another late spring upon us, and a healthy supply of midMarch snow, who would bet against another sudden thaw and floods along the Moira, the Trent River or any other local waterway? Get your sandbags ready. It could be the time of your life. Stephen Petrick is a freelance journalist and communications specialist based in Belleville. He contributes to Metroland Media as a reporter and editor.

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Senator talks to Liberals about Women in Politics News - Quinte West - Newly independent Senator Mobina Jaffer, a strong advocate for equal rights for women and minorities and chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights, was the guest speaker at the third annual Heritage Dinner for the Bay of Quinte Federal Liberal Association held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Trenton on February 26. An accomplished lawyer who speaks six languages, she was also Canada’s special envoy for peace in Sudan from 2002 to 2006, and is Canada’s first Muslim senator, first African-born senator, and the first senator of South Asian descent. “Am I a Liberal?” she asked, referring to party leader Justin Trudeau’s designating all Liberal Senators as Independents. “I am still a Liberal,” she said at the group of Liberal supporters. “What Justin did was a good thing. It was very brave.” She admitted she is not young and it took a while to adjust in her mind, but she said they will come out stronger. “He did a service,” she said. “I adore Justin.” She noted her family were refugees

in Uganda before they were allowed to come to Canada. “His father saved my life,” she said. Jaffer said she often goes back to Uganda to visit, but will never again take for granted the freedom she has here. She has been in Canada for 37 years. She urges young people to get involved in politics and not to take their rights for granted. Jaffer said having more women in politics can make a difference not just on women’s issues but on whole communities. “They have a different perspective,” she said. “We need both men and women to strengthen our country.” She said she does not like the Olympics. She has seen how women are abused around the world and wants to change that. In Germany, where prostitution is legal, during the Olympics she saw warehouses set up for 100,000 men to be serviced by women. Through the work of KAIROS, a charitable organization whose funding was cut by the Conservative government, they were able to reduce this to 40,000. “We need to stop sex trafficking,”


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she stated. She noted that Canada stopped women coming from overseas as prostitutes but has seen young aboriginal girls doing that job on the streets to entertain men for the Olympics. “I have seen ten-, eleven- and twelveyear-olds walking the streets,” she said. “It broke my heart.” In Calcutta she has seen what Canadians can do to stop sex traffic through the International Justice Missions of Canada. It protects the girl, puts money into the justice system, takes care of the girls for up to six or seven years and helps transform society. Investigators go in and get the girls out. Prosecutors send the criminals to jail. “Imagine if we did this as a government, what a difference it would Belleville Mayor Neil Ellis, a Liberal candidate in the next federal election, enjoys the dinner. make,” she said. “The world would Photo: Kate Everson begin to get it—we cannot treat women as commodities.” In Calcutta, Jaffer was shocked to see girls and women of all ages on the streets. “One young Nepali girl stared at me,” she said. “It was a look of absolute betrayal.” Jaffer said we could stop this if we put our resources in to put traffickers in jail which would send a message that every girl is important. “We have lots to do,” she said. “We have to hear the pleas of women in Canada and around the world. Each one of us can make a difference, ordinary Canadians who care.” The Bay of Quinte Federal Liberal Riding Association is introducing a Bridge Forum with four speakers this year on Women In Politics, held twice in spring and twice in the fall. This year’s spring speakers are Marlene Brant Castellano and Susan Del- Liberal candidate Peter Tinsley talks with Senator Mobina Jaffer. Photo: Kate Everson lacourt with events held at Capers in Belleville as a fund raiser.

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Senator Mobina Jaffer with local president John Brisbois. Photo: Kate Everson

Commodoresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Orchestra payinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; it forward with scholarship tribute to Bruce Parsons

Entertainment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Belleville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Everyone knew Bruce. He was Bellevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-known drycleaner (Parsons Cleaners), everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite boss, trumpet teacher, smiling face, and friend. He was 82 when he died in 2008, but he never got old. He was always learning or experiencing something new ... or laughing about it. Or bringing people together. As a Commodore for more than 50 years, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardly a trumpet player around who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take lessons from Bruce Parsons at one time or another.

One of them is the Commodoresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Blair Yarranton, the instrumental music teacher at Bellevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centennial Secondary School. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spearheading a May 9 concert at Centennial to kick-start an annual scholarship for music students in Bruceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name. The concert will take place at 7:30pm at Centennial Secondary School. Admission is $20. Advance tickets are available at Parsons Cleaners, 57 Graham St. & Pinnacle Music, 261 Front St. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing would give Bruce more pleasure than for his name to be used

to help young musicians move their careers ahead,â&#x20AC;? says Yarranton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He did so much for music and musicians in this area. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for all of us to try to keep it going.â&#x20AC;? Music students throughout the Quinte region will be eligible for scholarships.

The Commodoresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are hoping to start by awarding at least one $500 scholarship for the next academic year. The program will feature the Commodoresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the Centennial Jazz Orchestra, separately and together. Parsons Cleaners of Belleville is

promising that customers who present their show ticket at the business anytime after May 9 will receive a $10 discount on any dry-cleaning order. For more details on the show visit .



The late Bruce Parsons, one of Bellevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-known trumpet players, will be honoured with a show at Centennial on May 9. Photo: Submitted

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he received five nominations from Music New Brunswick, including Album of the Year, best group and best rock recording for Resurrection as well as Best Male Solo recording for The Shack Up Sessions and a win for best blues recording. After the demise of The Sufferinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bastards in December 2011, Ross Neilsen spent much of last year rebuilding his musical foundation with a new trio, the Ross Neilsen Band. The old school, in-yourface guitar playing, coupled with a thunderous, tight rhythm, has been Neilsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trademark for years. He blurs the lines between pop, blues and rock.





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Seeds of Diversity helps threatened species survive By Kate Everson

News - Quinte West - Judy Newman, guest speaker at the Seedy Saturday at Murray Centennial School on March 1, has a vital message. “We need to protect food diversity,” she said. Food diversity is under threat, but groups of avid gardeners and farmers across the country are taking the threat seriously. “Diversity makes living things adaptable,” Newman said. “It allows species to withstand threats like disease.” She said the Irish potato famine is a prime example. They grew only one type of potato and when the disease spread it took out the whole species on the island causing widespread famine and death. Seeds of Diversity Canada is encouraging organic seed production. It is a national charitable organization dedicated to conservation, education and use of Canada’s food diversity, in partnership with community groups, farm and garden associations. “It has been going for 30 years,” Newman said. “We have volunteers across the country.” She said it all started with Heather Apple who was an avid gardener. There were not a lot of seed companies then, but there are over 100 now. A book, How to Save Your Own Seeds, is now in its sixth edition. The book available online at <> offers cutting edge research and techniques including detailed step-by-step instructions for seed storing and saving. “It has clear explanations of botany concepts,” she adds. Newman said one success story is found in the rescue of the Arikara bean. It was grown in Saskatchewan by the natives in the 1800s and was almost extinct. Fortunately, it was saved and is now available.

Judy Newman talks about the Seeds of Diversity. Photo: Kate Everson

“One of our members got it,” Newman said. “She grew it and found it was excellent, really good for drought conditions and produced mass quantities. Now it is registered with the government.” Newman added there are some “sad stories” about plant species that have disappeared. She encourages people to sign up as members for $25 a year for online seed directories or $40 for printed versions of the Seeds of Diversity magazine printed four times a year. People can find seeds they like to buy and contact the person in the directory. Newman notes there are demonstration gardens made from heritage seeds at Everdale in Hillsborough, Ontario. The seed programs at <> include on-farm research of grains and vegetables, seed workshops and webinars, as well as seed internships. Aabir Dey is the regional program co-ordinator for the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security for

Aabir Dey is regional co-ordinator for the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security for Ontario. Photo: Kate Everson

Ontario and can be reached at aabir.dey@ for information. Dey was also at the Seedy Saturday event talking to people about the work they do, including where people can visit hundreds of places around the world where agricultural biodiversity originated, is threatened, and where people are working to safeguard it. “We provide support for the farmers,” Dey said. Newman noted Seeds of Diversity helps organize 110 Seedy Saturdays a year across the country supporting new organic seed producers and spreading the information. She said the Eastern Canada Organic Seed Network works with nurseries to es-

tablish heritage gardens, such as the one in Kingston with plants from the time of John A. Macdonald. Newman also mentioned Pollination Canada projects, which identifies pollinators in the garden. Some success stories include Heirloom Melons, the Montreal Melon now saved and the Clemenhaga Tomato. A “big buzz” has also been about saving wheat such as the Marquis and Red Fife to protect Canada’s heritage. Newman said three quarters of seed diversity had died out in the 20th century. Seed companies were only selling ten per cent of the remaining varieties. Today the seed library fills the gap. She personally

goes through the seed catalogues with over 4,800 varieties and finds out what is truly rare. “We find a little orphan and preserve it,” she said. People are encouraged to donate to the organization and adopt a variety of seed for $250. That $50 puts the variety into the seed catalogue and $200 is invested in researching more dying species. The organization also put out a book How to Save Your Own Seeds now in its sixth edition with the best new cutting edge techniques. Every Seed Tells a Tale is another book about real seed heritage stories compiled from members. All these are available at

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Seedy Saturday holds seed exchange for first time in Quinte region

Reagan Johnstown, eight, from Carrying Place has home-grown sunflower seeds for sale. Photo: Kate Everson

By Kate Everson

News - Quinte West - Things were looking pretty seedy at Murray Centennial on Saturday. It was the first Seedy Saturday event, put on by Seeds of Diversity Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The heart of the Seedy Saturday Quinte is our seed exchange table,â&#x20AC;? said chair Colleen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This event encourages the exchange of locally grown and collected, open-pollinated seeds.â&#x20AC;? The inaugural event was very well attended, with people stopping by the various booths and attending workshops on Seeds

of Diversity by Judy Newman and Native and Rare Plants by Peter Fuller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing well,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly said with a smile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will have another one next spring. People are getting excited about gardening this time of year.â&#x20AC;? Seedy Saturdays are held across the country put on by volunteers. The one held the previous week in Picton was the seed for this one in Quinte West, organized by a committee including Colleen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly, Pauline McKenzie, Sheila Stenn and Amanda Hill, all from Prince Edward County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have lots of support,â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly





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Tamara Segal is a registered herbalist from Picton. Photo: Kate Everson

said. The tables had a variety of items on display or for sale. Tamara Segal, a registered herbalist from Picton, showed how to sprout seeds. She is also promoting her herb walks and offered wildflower seeds and eco-friendly products. She can be found in Picton at 613-476-1830 where she sets up local walks in the county or handson workshops. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been involved in herbs for ten years,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but now I am certified. That helps a lot.â&#x20AC;? Laura Watt from Consecon brought her daughter Rebecca to help sell her rare, heirloom and organic seeds from Cubits. Jenna Empey from Pyramid Farms in Northport offered â&#x20AC;&#x153;gut-shotsâ&#x20AC;? from fermented plants Rose Schmid and Bob Green grow herbs and garlic at Pointe Petre. Photo: Kate Everson to help the tummy digest things better. Railway Creek Farms of Madoc grew lots of fresh, organic garlic. Lori Aselstine from Thyme Again gardens on Smokes Point Road in Carrying Place offered organic plants along with organic meat. Tansy Lane Gardens in Milford with Bob Green and Rose Schmid have 56 acres near Pointe A pharmacy first Petre. Belleville Trenton Brighton â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been too cold on the herbs this winter,â&#x20AC;? Rose said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to buy herbs this THIS WEEKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEST BUY FRIDAY MAR. 7 - THURSDAY MAR. 13 year. Not enough light.â&#x20AC;? Laura McRae and Derek Paauw from Granite Forest Farm in Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amable offered honey, beeswax candles, maple and birch syrup as well as their own homemade organic products. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Birch takes longer to tap than maple,â&#x20AC;? 2 Ply 132â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or 3 Ply 88â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Each Laura said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes 80 litres of birch sap ,)-)4/&s!&4%2,)-)4` to make one litre of syrup, compared to 40 for maple.â&#x20AC;? She said they have their own aviary and make a lot of bee products. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bees keep us busy,â&#x20AC;? she said. Erika Wolff from Milford, a certified 200mg Capsules 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or health educator, offered workshops on juice fasting and raw, living foods lifestyles. Extra Strength 300 mg Each Eight-year-old Reagan Johnstown from Capsules 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carrying Place was at work selling sunflower seeds she had grown herself. A big $UNDAS3T% 4RENTONs-AIN3T "RIGHTONs$UNDAS3T% "ELLEVILLE smile made sure her customers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get away!

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Staff and students bring Olympic opening ceremonies to Foxboro Public School

News - Friday, February 7th, 2014 was a special day around the world with the official opening of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The staff and students at Foxboro PS would have liked to have been there in person to experience the excitement first hand, but instead they brought the ceremonies to their school. A few weeks in advance, each class chose a country that they would like to represent and prepared signs, flags, costumes, props, and a brief presentation to perform on stage in front of the rest of the staff and students. With a section of the school band playing, each represented country, with Greece

(the birthplace of the Olympics) leading the way and Russia (the host country) at the end, paraded past their counterparts in the hallway and into the gymnasium. In an effort to continue to simulate the official opening protocol as closely as possible, reference was made to; dignitaries such as the presidents of the organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee, the head of state (in this case President Vladimir Putin), the Olympic anthem, and the unfurling of the Olympic flag. Next, the lights were dimmed in the gymnasium, which on this February morning, doubled for the $780 million Fisht, 40,000 seat

stadium. A student representative from each division in the school passed the lit torch from one to another, finally igniting the cauldron on the stage, officially opening the Games. The students then took the athlete’s oath, were read the motto (“Faster, Higher, Stronger”), and were reminded of the Olympic Creed, good advice, not only for their athletic endeavours but for all life’s challenges. The entire audience was then in for a real treat as each class, one at a time on stage, in full costume; showcased their skit, song, or otherwise unorthodox “artistic performance”… with all the

technology, voice, movement, and pageantry they could possibly muste on a cold February morning. With the Olympic rings on the wall and the cauldron now burning, if you closed your eyes for a few seconds, you could almost feel the chill of the Sochi night in the air. You could almost see the mountains to the south, the Black Sea to the north, and the patterns on the stadium roof above, helping the moon and the stars light up the Russian sky. As the band played its final number, the athletes from the many different countries, now with their eyes wide open, wound their way out of the gym. They made their way down the hall and back to their classrooms, perhaps feeling united once again as Canadians.

By Richard Turtle

and activities involving local service clubs and organizations as well as area residents. The festival could also attract residents from outside the area. Intended to “showcase the village, increase club membership, highlight the diversity of the community and bring in visitors,” Koonings hopes to organize the first Stirling Sunflower Festival over a weekend in August or September. Several events, she adds, could be hosted in village parks or

other public places and residents would be encouraged to participate in a festival-ending sunflower contest with several categories. Stirling-Rawdon Mayor Rodney Cooney thanked Koonings for her presentation noting, “I think council will support you,” but added there are many details to consider and the appropriate officials should be informed of developments to avoid any conflicts with other events.

Council paved the way for an administrative move by making a formal request to the Police Services Board to approve plans to house the municipal offices in the joint police fire facility. Having declared the current offices as surplus, municipal officials have already determined the feasibility of the move but require approval from the governing board, Cooney says. Municipal tax bills sent to all Stirling-Rawdon ratepayers may have raised a few eyebrows but council says it was merely a clerical error and residents can be assured that this year’s taxes are not already a year overdue. “All the other information is correct,” says Treasurer Roxanne Hearns of recently issued municipal tax bills, but adds as a result of an oversight the due dates are incorrectly listed as 2013. Local residents can dispose of dead batteries in

The Foxboro Public School Band, under the direction of Mr. Tanskanen, played the Olympic fanfare from the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Photo: Submitted

The staff and students at lympic athletes on this year’s Foxboro Public School wish all world stage in Sochi, Russia. the very best to our and Para- Go Canada!

Stirling Sunflower Festival proposed

News – Stirling - Local resident and businessperson Tina Koonings is hoping to bring a little sunshine to the community later this year. Koonings appeared before council earlier this week to ask for their support and outline potential plans for a late summer Sunflower Festival. While still in the early stages, she told council, plans for the annual event would ultimately include numerous special events

their blue boxes in coming weeks as the municipality participates in a recycling program designed to divert the waste from landfill sites for recycling purposes. Councilor Grant Hagerman told council that local residents are among nine municipalities participating in the program and all should have received a resealable plastic bag specifically for proper disposal of dead batteries. The bags can be included with other blue box contents from March10 – 21. The batteries collected through the program, Hagerman adds, are all being recycled. A similar program conducted last fall resulted in the collection of 10,000 pounds of batteries that, he says, would have otherwise ended up in landfill sites. A recent Ontario Good Roads conference in Toronto proved StirlingRawdon may be “ahead of the curve,” says Cooney. “There was good informa-

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Events – Quinte West – Trenton Curling Club is hosting a Curl for Cancer on April 2, 2014. Previous Curl for Cancer events hosted by Trenton have raised funds for the Hastings-Prince Edward unit of the Canadian Cancer Society. This year organizers are looking for 24 teams to take part in a fun day of curling. Draws will be at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The winners in these draws will play again in the afternoon. There is no fee for your entry. Donations to the Cancer Society are your entry fee. At noon the Celebrity Short End challenge will take place. This event is always fun to watch. A chili lunch will be available from 11 a.m. while the chili lasts. Seasons Dufferin Centre are providing desserts to accompany the chili lunch. For a small donation you can enjoy lunch. During the day a silent auction will take place, with over 30 items available. Included will be gift certificates, crafts and artwork, all generously donated. Trenton Curling Club will be decorated with paper curling rocks, purchased for a small fee. Buy one in memory of, or in support of someone dealing with cancer. For more information call 613-3925244 or email

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Kinsmen Fishing Show a big hit in Batawa Larry Cyr from Crazy Creek fishing preserve near Frankford is hoping to lure some trout enthusiasts.

(above) Patrick Daradick of Frankford holds up a 1940s magnetic weedless lure from his vintage Jake Helm of Trenton brought 16-month-old Peyton with him to the fishing show. collection.

News - Batawa - The new location for the Trenton Kinsmen Fishing Tackle Show in Batawa was an overwhelming success on Sunday. “We had first-time vendors calling us,” said organizer Bill Newbery. “We were 14 years at the arena but this space has so much more room. People are already booking for the September 20 fishing and hunting show here.” The vendors loved it too. “You can spread out,” said Frankford vendor Patrick Daradick with a display of vintage fishing tackle. “It’s much more relaxed. Too bad it’s not spring weather.” The Batawa Community Centre was filled with vendors in all three rooms and the place was packed with fishing enthusiasts. There was very little room in the parking lot and people were parked on the road between the snowdrifts. There were some unusual products as well as fishing lures and poles. Crystal Crawford from Port Hope had handmade native crafts including dream catchers, medicine bags and moose hide slippers from Native Dreams. Adam Davidson from Cobourg had a selection of tin “Man Cave” signs. “We have some for the women too,” he

said with a smile. There were all ages attending the show and even the children were entertained. Peyton Helm, 16 months, rode up high on daddy Jake’s arm while he balanced an extra large coffee in the other. “We’re goin’ fishin’,” he said with a grin. The Kids Corner with Susan Eastbury of the Picton Kinettes had painting and colouring for the kids. Her husband is a Trenton Kinsman. Cameron, six, and Jordyn, seven, Newbery, were ecstatic at finding all the flashy fishing lures in the show. Bonnie had to make sure they only got a few to bring home. Steven Tedford from north of Brighton was a first-time vendor at the Kinsmen show. He said he had a call from a friend letting him know about it. He makes handmade fishing and hunting knives of African ebony or South American Cocobolo Rosewood. “I’m a bladesman,” he explained. “I’m here to show off.” Tedford has been making the knives for 20 years, the last ten years full-time. It takes him four to 12 hours to craft one knife. Larry Cyr of Crazy Creek Fishing Preserve had a stuffed trout to show off along with information on how to catch

a live one at his trout farm on Glen Ross Road. He said students come out to help on the property, and all ages enjoy the fishing including some from the retirement homes. He said there is no guarantee you’ll catch a trout “but there’s a real good chance.” The Trenton Kinsmen Club members were also selling raffle tickets for a barbecue which includes a setup for ten people at your place. They provide the food but you have to provide the beverages. The $2 tickets will also be on sale at the Kiwanis fishing tournament on May 3 and the draw is on Canada Day. Kiwanian Ryan Gibbs was there with information on the Children enjoyed the Kids Corner manned by Kinette Susan Eastbury. Kiwanis Walleye World coming up soon. He was selling tickets STORE HOURS: and proudly wearing the 2014 Monday thru Sunday fishing hats already in stock. Spring is coming! 8:OOam - 10:00pm

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Tourney helps launch track campaign

News – Stirling – A newly formed fundraising committee with its sights set on the Stirling Public School’s outdoor track received a boost last weekend from organizers of the Oak Lake Pond Hockey Tournament. Committee spokesperson Lianne Radocsay, along with members Darrin Heasman and Greg Woodbeck, spent part of last Saturday joined by spectators and players on the frozen shore of Oak Lake as eight participating teams faced off on a pair of rinks throughout the day. “I think it’s really great what they’re doing,” Radocsay said of the day-long, four-on-four fun tournament, noting the fundraising committee had only just formed when members were approached by tournament organizers John and Mark Kerr offering their support. “We’re actually just getting started,” she says, “so this is really good.” Hot lunches were provided for players during the tournament and crowds formed around the barbecue as well as rinkside midway through the day. And while the weather was a little cool for the spectators, many players agreed conditions out on the ice were close to ideal. The tournament began last year, John explains, when his brother Mark was participating in a volunteer program providing educational and athletic opportunities to children in Africa. And, he says, the success of the original event for both its fun and its fundraising led to a return to Oak Lake this year and plans to continue the cold weather showdown and support a local project or program in the process. For the second annual tournament,

There was plenty of hockey action on Oak Lake last Saturday as eight teams took part in a day-long More than 50 hockey players arrived at Oak Lake last weekend to take part in a four-on-four fun tour- tournament to raise funds for the Stirling school track. Photo: Richard Turtle nament to raise money for improvements to the Stirling Public School track. Photo: Richard Turtle

the brothers decided the school track was an ideal fit. “It was a great turnout and everyone said they had a lot of fun,” John notes, adding there was significant help from local sponsors as well. “We ended up raising $500 and a bit of change after expenses,” he says. And while he wishes the number could have been a little bit higher, “it’s just nice to raise anything and create a bit of an event to acknowledge the track fundraising.” Sponsors included Stirling Foodland, Corners Grill and Tap, Twist-

ed Mounty, DetDesigns, Bob’s Portable Toilets, and Dempster’s - Peter Hall. Weather permitting, the Kerrs hope to host a third annual Oak Lake Pond Hockey Tournament in 2015. But John admits he could do with a little less snow removal work next time around. The school track fundraising committee is hoping to attract growing support in the coming months and recently explained their intentions in a letter to StirlingRawdon Council, noting, “a committee has been

formed to revitalize the existing track at Stirling Public School to make it a suitable venue for both school and community events.” Plans include curbing the inside and outside edges, widening lanes, complete levelling and resurfacing as well as making moderations to the layout to extend and reshape the course to meet track and field standards. And while Radocsay admits that it might be an odd time to discuss summer sports, When lunchtime rolled around, Cathy Kerr was kept busy at the barbecue as hungry hockey players the spring, she says, will arrived for a hot meal. Photo: Richard Turtle soon be upon us.

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Integrity report resolution delayed until April By Ray Yurkowski

News â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Brighton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Anyone hoping for a decision regarding the latest report delivered by Integrity Commissioner Nigel Bellchamber will have to wait until the April 7 municipal council meeting. In a recorded vote, at their regular meeting on Monday night, council approved creating a subcommittee (Deputy Mayor Mike Vandertoorn and Councillor Emily Rowley) â&#x20AC;&#x153;to provide recommendations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is consistent with what the commissioner suggested,â&#x20AC;? said Vandertoorn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The last part of the report did advise deferring any action until our next regular meeting and consider establishing a subcommittee of no more than two members and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m willing to

take on that role.â&#x20AC;? The move was approved by Vandertoorn and Rowley along with Councillors Craig Kerr, John Martinello and Tom Rittwage while Councillor Mary Tadman was opposed. Mayor Mark Walas declared a conflict and excused himself from the discussion. In his report, Bellchamber points out â&#x20AC;&#x153;council has limited options in response to a finding of a breach of its Code of Conduct.â&#x20AC;? According to the provincial Municipal Act, the maximum penalty for a member of council who has contravened the Code is a reprimand or the loss of up to 90 days pay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree with the report so why would I support anything to do with it?â&#x20AC;? said Tadman, after

the meeting, when asked why she voted against creating the subcommittee. Most of the fireworks on the topic happened in question period when resident Mike Martell wondered if Tadman â&#x20AC;&#x153;had an opportunity to speak to the commissioner.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I read the report,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then I hear the councillor didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the opportunity or wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t asked to speak to him. That tells me there is some question on the validity of the report.â&#x20AC;? The investigation was requested by resolution, moved and supported by Tadman, at a special council meeting on February 1, 2013. 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 Bellchamber contends replies were received from everyone but Tadman. A series of emails obtained by the Independent indicates Tadman had plenty of opportunity to meet with the commissioner. Every council member as well as Chief Administrative Officer Gayle Frost and Deputy Clerk Vicki Kimmett were copied on the exchange. It started on December 23, when Kimmett polled council members in an effort to set a date in January for the delivery of the report. On December 31, Tadman wrote back, wondering why she

didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a chance to speak to Bellchamber. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an elected member of council, is this an oversight?â&#x20AC;? she wrote. He answered Tadman the same day saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You may recall, I did offer to meet with you this past summer and was informed you were unavailable on the date I proposed. In seeking an alternate date or dates, after you referred me to your solicitor, I was offered one from your solicitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office in February 2014, presumably with your concurrence. I took this to mean that you were not interested in meeting with me regarding the complaint.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I made myself available to you November 4, 2013,â&#x20AC;? replied Tadman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You chose not to meet

with me.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A few additions and facts are in order,â&#x20AC;? answered Bellchamber. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On November 4, 2013 I attended at a scheduled meeting in Belleville with another member of Brighton Council and his solicitor. The meeting considered a matter other than the February 1, 2013 resolution. I was provided with no notice to indicate that you would be there and possibly available to meet with me and was quite surprised to see you in the parking lot and in the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waiting room when I exited. I actually assumed you were there on another matter when I first saw you. I also note that this was not the law office of the individual who appears to be your solicitor. You did not contact me before or after that date.â&#x20AC;?

Fire response praised by Stirling business owner By Richard Turtle

News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stirling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A local food producer is getting back to business after a late night fire halted production at the facility at the west end of the village nearly three weeks ago. BioEssential Botanicals owner Dennis Barker had nothing but praise for local emergency workers, his own staff, residents, neighbours and officials who, he says, have been universally supportive, helpful and professional through

what has been an unsettling time for the flourishing seed germinating company. As a result, he says, what might have been a disaster turned out to be little more than a hiccup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone here (in Sitrling) has been amazing,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really good time for us,â&#x20AC;? Barker notes of the producer of Omega Meals and other healthy options, adding consumers around the world are becoming increasingly concerned with food quality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They

want good food,â&#x20AC;? he says. And in several different forms, from main courses to desserts and snacks, BioEssential Botanicals produces exactly that, he adds. Relieved and pleased that things are up and running so quickly, and a full complement of 16 workers have returned to their jobs, Barker said Monday before leaving on a business trip to California, that the ordeal could have been significantly worse. Away visiting family

in Australia at the time of the fire, owners Dennis and Gail Barker were contacted while crews were still on the scene, he says, and with the situation in capable hands they opted not to change their plans, returning home on schedule. The decision was also made, he adds, to continue to pay employees throughout the shutdown. Business has been booming for the organic food company, Barker says, resulting

in a pair of expansions in recent years and plans for continued future growth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The support weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had in Stirling has been incredible,â&#x20AC;? he says, adding their choice to operate in a small community instead of a larger centre has proved invaluable. Fire Chief Rick Caddick, who was also out of town at the time of the fire, says officials from the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM)

completed an on-site investigation immediately after the fire but further studies are being conducted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crews quickly contained the fire damage to the east wing of the building,â&#x20AC;? Caddick says, but, â&#x20AC;&#x153;due to the large amount of inventory and commercial equipment on site, the OFMEM was contacted to investigate.â&#x20AC;? Caddick says the fire is not suspicious in nature but remains under investigation.

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Hastings County Sign Up Splash When: April 12th, 2014 Where: Belleville Wellness Centre Time: 3-5 pm Cost: $75.00 4-H Annual fee (if you have already signed up come join us see what clubs are available to you for the year)

Hastings County has two dairy clubs: South Hastings Dairy Club - contact person Edward Huffman 613-477-1332

THE ANIMAL FRIENDS PROJECT: This is a great project for junior members who love all animals and just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to decide which pet to choose. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn how to choose the right pet for you and how to handle and care for your pet. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be ready for pet ownership in no time. Hastings County Animal Friends Club: Contact person: Megan Burnside

This project is about exploring the life cycle of a beef cow. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn how to bottle feed and care for newborn calves, how to purchase the right kind of cattle at the right price and how to prevent disease transmission. The steps beef farmers can take to support their industry are also covered. Centre Hastings Beef Club: Contact person: Megan Burnside

Are you interested in the POULTRY Project: This project has three key areas of focus, housing and management, breeding and marketing and nutrition. Among many other things youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn the difference between a good and poor bird and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also become familiar with poultry housing. Contact: Shelley Kay 613-477-1868



This project covers a wide varity of topics related to horses. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn the ins and outs of horse health care and the how-toâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of riding. With the help of this project youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be well acquainted with horses in no time. Some projects are run as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;horselessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meaning you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to have a horse to be a part of the club!

Explore developing your skills in leadership and active lifestyles and participate in Relay for Life.


Featured Clubs for the month: DAIRY PROJECT: This project (and the dairy industry) is about more than just milk. This project will teach you the ins and outs of a successful

Contact person: Christine Ingram 613-398-6418

Contact person: Megan Burnside

4-H â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE Not only will you find a strong 4-H presence province-wide, but 4-H clubs can happen anywhereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;around a kitchen table, in a forest, barn or community centre. What defines a 4-H club is not where it happens but the people who belong to it. If you have a group of six members, and two trained and screened 4-H volunteers you have 4-H club.

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Reality Check:

Lifestyles - The only constant in life is change. Some seasons of life, though, rush changes through even more than others, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the midst of one of those seasons. One daughter has left home; one is learning to drive. I have two book contracts due this year. And perimenopause is causing my hemoglobin levels to plummet faster than Rob Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation. Call me unimpressed. When I started writing this column

The Good Earth: Lifestyles - Congratulations are extended to Colleen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Reilly and a dedicated group of hard-working volunteers for a successful inaugural Seedy Saturday this past weekend. Good exhibitors, good displays and swap ta-

better example of governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failing than with the foster care system. We give biological parents chance after chance, letting them collect welfare money, methadone treatments, and many other government programs, while their kids languish in care. Too few are adopted out, because parents are given â&#x20AC;&#x153;second chancesâ&#x20AC;?. And by the time the kids are taken away for good, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so scarred that adopting them is difďŹ cult. Why do parents get second chances while kids donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even get ďŹ rst chances? We will never have a healthy society until people bear the consequences of their actions. We are fostering too much irresponsibility, and not enough maturity and independence. And it scares me. And so there is still much to say, and much work to do. I will just be doing it a different way. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the middle of writing a book for Simon

& Schuster called 11 Thoughts That Will Change Your Marriage. My blog, To Love, Honor and Vacuum (, had 600,000 visits last month, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing all the time. I share my parenting and marriage thoughts there, and I do hope you will join me. Most of all, though, I hope that over the last eleven and a half years I have written something that has made you love your family more, smile at strangers more, or consider faith again. If I have done that, then I will be happy indeed. Please stay in touch with Sheila! You can read her blog, or subscribe to it by email, at http://tolovehonorandvacuum. com. And join her Facebook community at books. Sheila is the author of The Good Girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide to Great Sex, 31 Days to Great Sex, and To Love, Honor and Vacuum.

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bles, excellent speakers, super yummy snacks (who made the pumpkin mufďŹ ns?) and a proper reason for meeting. I hope we see more of this crew and I certainly encourage all Gentle Readers to seek out this type of event.

Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given that the 60th annual meeting of QuintEssential Credit Union Limited will be held at the Bay of Quinte Country Club, 1830 Old Highway 2, Quinte West, Ontario at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, 18th March 2014. The registration is to commence at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to place before the members: â&#x20AC;˘ the audited ďŹ nancial statements of the credit union; â&#x20AC;˘ the report of the auditor; â&#x20AC;˘ the report of the audit committee; â&#x20AC;˘ such further information respecting the ďŹ nancial position of the credit union and the results of its operations as the Board determines should be presented to the members.

How long before the snow melts? I did some net research on this to see if anyone had a good handle on it. For sure, the snow hydrologists (I looked it up; Gentle Reader, that is the proper name for this discipline) have been at it for a very long time, even before Clarence Birdseye brought winter inside. Some of the discussions between various schools of thought are quite heated, which should help us here and seem to be split between global warming as either man-caused or natural climate swings. I digress, perhaps a function of snow-bound cabin fever? I did come across a guideline for determining how long it will take for a snowpack to melt. The ďŹ gures read somewhere between .070-.150 inches per day per degree Fahrenheit. (3.8mm per day at 1degC) Since my snow piles are some eleventyeleven feet high I reckon it will take about 641 days, give or take a few hours, before I need to sharpen the blades on my lawnmower. Admittedly thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the doom and gloom version of what would happen if March temps never went above one degree celsius. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the good news: nice warm days of fourty-one degrees farenheit will have snow melting away at 6â&#x20AC;? per day. For you Trenton folks, I do have a

stop-gap solution. Our friend, Scott Saylor, has several signs in front of his home. They say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wanted and Free Snow.â&#x20AC;? Please, GR, when you bring your gifts to his home donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave them in the driveway and block his vehicle, the front lawn will be ďŹ ne. Oddly enough, for us home gardeners; this extra snow wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make that much of a difference other than to heighten our appreciation when we do see the ďŹ rst patches of bare soil emerging into the sunlight. For those who start their seeds indoors, especially the cool loving plants such as lettuce, kale, beets and so on, you should be set up and ready to go. These plants can be sown indoors between four to six weeks before last frost. Some of them, e.g. lettuce and snow peas, can be sown directly outdoors as soon as a bit of workable soil is available even if it is only a few square feet. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to take a moment to apologize to all of the folks who have received an e-mail invitation to join a labour-based social media group. It certainly was not my intent for the bots in this program to glom onto every email address in my computer. For the inconvenience this has caused you, I am sorry. For the gracious manner in which the refusals are written, thank you. Be of good cheer, GR, spring is coming. Keep

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while making dinner. It was wonderful to know that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be able to put my thoughts down on paper. Being a local columnist was such a treat, too. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go to the grocery store, or take my kids to swimming, or walk into church without someone mentioning last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column. People read what I wrote, and for that I am very humbled and very grateful. I still have issues which I wish I could have explored more, or at least lended a little more eloquence. I am dreadfully worried about the institution of marriage, because I do think that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the bedrock of healthy children, healthy families, and a healthy society. I am constantly frustrated by our entitlement culture, and by the way the government bends over backwards for those who have messed up, while leaving those who have done nothing wrong ďŹ&#x201A;ailing. And I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of a


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my children were ďŹ ve and seven. We were just beginning our homeschooling journey. Today instead of my days being consumed with teaching math and reading great books out loud, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m writing blog posts and planning speaking tours and trying to ďŹ nd time to write more books. And so it is that after eleven and a half years, and six hundred columns, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided to concentrate on other things. My blog is taking so much of my attention that I ďŹ nd deadlines a little more intimidating than I did when the biggest thing on my plate was ďŹ nishing a Science lesson with my daughters. I type this with a heavy heart, because I have so enjoyed having this outlet for my thoughts. Whenever I felt ticked about something, I would always think, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can write a column about that!â&#x20AC;? And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d start planning it-while driving, while in the shower,

A melancholy goodbye

Dan Clost yourself busy doing the stuff you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do in April. Make sure all of your tools are up to snuff. Make sure you have a plan of action with all the resources squared away. Now is the time to prune out damaged limbs while the piles of snow raise you up a bit higher. Now is the perfect time to head off to the library or bookstore and get inspired. Learn something new and plan to give it a go this year. You can also buy snowshoes at a discount and get into shape before gardening starts up. You should have about a month of good shoeing. Flippancy aside, this is a perfect time for attending to your physical abilities. Stretching is more important than strength building but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t neglect that aspect of exercise either.

St. Theresa girls hockey team wins COSSA and moves on to OFSAA Sports - St. Theresa girls hockey team beat Holy Cross-Peterborough 2 - 0 in the semi-final of the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics championships on Monday. Goals were scored by Ebony Walsh and Cassidy Vinkle. Assists went to Sierra Bertrand and Cassidy Vinkle. Alyshia Sweet recorded the shutout. St. Theresa was successful in winning the championship game 2 - 0 against Cobourg West.  Goals were scored by Hannah Scaletta and Hannah Healey and assists went to to C.J. Tipping, Sierra Bertrand, Ebony Walsh and Cassidy Vinkle. Katie Rampp recorded the shutout. The COSSA champions are front row: Katie Rampp, Alyshia Sweet. Middle row: Hannah Scaletta, Tori Woodcock, Hannah Healey, Megan Quinn, Cassidy Vinkle, Ebony Walsh, Emily Jukosky, CJ Tipping. Back row: Kayla Barriage, Makenna Reid, Sara Cannons, Jayme Wells, Sierra Bertrand, Samm Hoover, Hunter Mott, Breanne Queen, Jocelyn Hemmersback, Emma Murphy and Addy Ploughman. Coaches: Rob and Anne Bunton and Tanya Vinkle. Photo: Submitted

Hockey teams battle for Bay of Quinte championships By Steve Jessel

Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Belleville â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Â Bay of Quinte high school hockey supremacy was on the line at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre last week, where the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top school clubs convened for a one-day tournament to determine bragging rights for the 2014 season. It would be an all-Hastings final when the all the chips were down, as the Centre Hastings Secondary School Centurions faced off against the North Hastings High School Huskies in the gold medal match after the two teams beat the Nicholson Catholic College Crusaders and the Centennial Secondary School Chargers in separate semi-final matchups. In the final, Centre Hastings would ride a balanced scoring attack that saw four different players score goals en-route to a 4-2 championship win, led by a goal and an assist by Robbie Ellis. Centre Hastings took the lead on their very first shot of the game, and they had little reason to look back after that. The Centurionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dustin Maunes added to the lead before the frame was up, and Centre Hastings held a commanding 2-0 lead after the opening period. The second period looked to be more of the same after the Centurionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brandon Albert scored on a one-timer to make the lead 3-0, but North Hastings finally began to show the ability that led them all the way to the gold medal match. Both teams were laying big hits all

over the ice, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when North Hastings Captain Josh Houran took matters into his own hands, driving hard on net and scoring to get the Huskies on the board trailing 3-1. Perhaps drawing some inspiration from his captain, North Hastingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jordan Easton would make a drive to the net of his own just 45 seconds later, where he promptly netted home the goal on a slick backhand shot to bring the Huskies back within a goal. Unfortunately for North Hastings, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as close as they would come, and a third-period goal by the Centurionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brock Bronson was enough to carry Centre Hastings to a 4-2 win and the Bay of Quinte championship. Centennial would defeat Nicholson 1-0 in the boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consolation final on a goal by Nick Hoey. Girls hockey At the same time as the boys finals, the Bay of Quinte girls hockey championships were taking place next door on Rink A at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, where the St. Theresa Titans put on a commanding performance to claim the championship by a 7-1 final over the East Northumberland Secondary School Dragons. The Titans led just 2 - 1 with time running out in the second period, but exploded for five goals over the following 15 minutes to claim the title. Casey Vinkle led the Titans with two goals and three assists in the game, and Emily Jukosky added a pair of goals of her own in the win.






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Bulls crushed by Kingston By Steve Jessel

Sports – Belleville – It was a disappointing weekend of hockey for the Belleville Bulls, and with a pair of lopsided losses to the Kingston Frontenacs the Bulls’ playoff chances are hanging on by a thread. “Everyone is getting an opportunity to play ... we really need to try to lay a foundation as to what our expectations are going to be moving forward for the group that returns,” said assistant coach Jason Supryka. “We certainly haven’t counted ourselves out of it, but it’s going to be very difficult.” With just a handful of games left in the season and the Bulls trailing Niagara and Ottawa by only a few points for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, a home-and-home set with Kingston beginning Friday night took on new importance, but Belleville came up way short against their old rivals.

First, on Friday night the Bulls were embarrassed in a 10-2 loss to the Frontenacs, where they allowed five firstperiod goals on 18 Kingston shots. Belleville netminder Micheal Giugovaz would be left in for all 10 goals. The lone bright spot for the Bulls was the play of Cameron Brace, who after opening the scoring on an early powerplay, would also score just 15 seconds into the second period, giving him two goals on the night. Belleville would finish with one goal on five powerplay opportunities. The Bulls didn’t have long to lick their wounds before they were back on the ice against the very same Kingston team, one night later at the Yardmen Arena in Belleville. Early-game struggles would again haunt the Bulls and after allowing three goals in the opening stanza Saturday night, Kingston took a 4-0 lead just a minute into the second period

on a powerplay goal by Kingston centre Darcy Greenway. Credit the Bulls however for digging in their heels in front of a crowd of 3,000-plus inside the Yardmen, and second-year forward Micheal Cramarossa was the one to get the Bulls on the board, roofing a shot home from in close to record his seventh goal of the season. The Bulls fans were still cheering Cramarossa’s goal when Kingston struck back just six seconds later. Kingston would win the faceoff and drive directly down the ice, where Kingston’s Sam Bennett restored the four-goal advantage with a quick shot past Belleville goalie Charlie Graham. Heading into the third period Belleville still trailed the Frontenacs 5-1, and although the Bulls’ David Tomasek would make it a bit closer by scoring his 11th of the year a few minutes in, it’s as close as Belleville would come in a 5-2 loss. “We knew coming into tonight’s game, that if we were still in it after the first period then we would be able to sustain a bit of pressure,” Supryka

Belleville’s Michael Cramarossa fights off a Kingston defender Saturday night at the Yardmen Arena. Photo: Steve Jessel

said. “Obviously having the first period here where we’re down by three is really tough.” The loss left the Bulls with just six games left in the regular season - they hosted the Oshawa Generals Wednesday night but the score was unavail-

able by press time. Belleville then travels to Sudbury March 7 to take on the Wolves. They host Peterborough on March 12, travel to Oshawa on March 14 and then close out the season at home against Sudbury the next night, on Saturday, March 15.

Local athlete rakes in medals at provincial championships

Belleville’s Nikki Petti lets a shot go during the Bulls’ 5-2 loss to Kingston Saturday. Photo: Steve Jessel

Sports – Quinte West – Quinte West Track Club and Trenton High School star Leaugen Fray triple medalled at the Athletics Ontario Indoor Track and Field Championships held March 1 and 2. Fray began the meet with a bronze-medal performance in the junior boys long jump. Despite this being his first set of jumps of the year, Fray’s assessment of his performance of 6.74 metres was good. “I haven’t practiced this event very much so far this season so I am pretty happy with the results,” said Fray. His personal best is 6.85 metres and he has his sight set on breaking a Bay of Quinte record of 6.77 metres set by former

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Trenton High School track star Vic Witriac back in 1966. Fray added to his medal count in the high jump with a silver medal personal-best leap of 2.05 metres. QTC Coach, Sue Tripp, who takes Fray to York University every week to train indoors with Olympic class coaches, was ecstatic with the result. “He has been progressing nicely these past few months and to PB so early in the year is a nice incentive that will motivate Leaugen to train harder than he already is,” she said. Fray lost to the number one ranked Canadian junior high jumper Paul Galas, who jumped 2.08 metres. Gallas was also ranked seventh in the world in 2013. Both are superb athletes with Canadian Olympic potential and are expected go head to head for the Gold medal at the 2014 Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Association Track and Field Championships. Fray was the Gold medalist in the Octathlon at the 2013 Canadian Legion National Track and Field Championship. To round out his medal collection, Fray ended the meet with a bronze medal performance in the triple jump. Being touted as the gold medal favourite, Fray injured himself during a preliminary round attempt of 13.52 metres and decided to pass for the rest of the competition. QWTC Coach Duncan Armstrong and Fray assessed the situation and agreed that it was wise to stop. “It wasn’t worth the risk of rolling the dice to get a gold while possibly jeopardizing his season,” remarked Armstrong. Fray will be heading to New York City to compete in the New Balance sponsored USA National Junior Championships during the March Break. This will be Fray’s second time competing in this highly prestigious meet and was another reason for making the call to sit out the rest of the AO meet. Fray and Armstrong are presently fundraising to help with expenses for the trip. If members of the public wish to help Fray raise $600 please contact QWTC at duncanarmstrong@ or call 613-397-3236.


Golden Hawks in tough against Whitby in OJHL playoffs By Stephen Petrick

Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trenton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bobby Polachekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal on Sunday might turn out to be the most important of the Trenton Golden Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season. Polachek scored at 5:27 of overtime to give the Hawks a 6 - 5 win over the host Whitby Fury in Ontario Junior Hockey

League playoff action. The goal put the best-of-seven series at two games to one, in favour of Whitby. But, more importantly, it changed the complexion of the series. Until Sunday, it had been a one-sided affair. Whitby humbled the Golden Hawks with a 7 - 1 win at home in Game 1 on Wednesday,

Feb. 26 and then shut out the Hawks 4 - 0 in Game 2, played in front of a boisterous crowd at Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens on Friday, Feb. 28. Game 4 was played Tuesday at the Gardens, after press time. Heading into Sunday, the Hawks were virtually in a must-win situation, as a loss

would have put them in a 3 - 0 series deficit. They started strong with first-period goals by Hunter Fargey and Dylan Savory to take a 2 - 0 lead. Whitby responded with a goal 30 seconds after Savoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal, but the Hawks responded with one of their own, by Zach de Concilys 46 seconds later, to take a 3 - 1 lead into the first intermission. Whitby scored three straight goals in the second period to take a 4 - 3 lead but Danny Liscio responded with a goal to tie the score 4 - 4 by the second intermission. In the third period the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traded goals, with Trentonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Danny Liscio scoring the tying goal with just 1:14 remaining in regulation. That set up Polachekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner, which was assisted by Liscio and Tyler Donaldson.

Denny Dubblestyne picked up the win in goal for Trenton. He relieved Connor Hughes following the fourth Whitby goal and ended up stopping 16 of 17 shots. In Game 2 in Trenton, Whitbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tyler Feaver earned the shutout with a 19-save performance. In Game 1 in Whitby, Polachek had the lone Trenton goal. Game 5 of the series takes place Thursday night in Whitby. Game 6, if necessary, will be back at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. If the series goes to Game 7, it will be played Sunday, March 9 in Whitby at 8 p.m. The Hawks earned the playoff berth by finishing their regular season in sixth place in North-East Conference. Whitby entered the playoffs as the third seed in the conference.

Trenton goalie Denny Dubblestyne watches a teammate play the puck in front of an attacking Whitby Fury player. Photo: Stephen Petrick

Jr. Bulls escape with win over Markham By Steve Jessel

Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Belleville â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  The Belleville Junior Bulls AA bantam squad needed all three periods of their OMHA playoff game against the Markham Waxerst to squeeze out a win this weekend, and team captain Griffen Conger would play the hero by scoring the winning goal in the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final minutes. The Junior Bulls entered their Sunday night matchup with Markham leading their OMHA semi-final playoff series 1 - 0, and early on it was easy to tell why. The Waxers struggled to find an offensive rhythm in the face of an aggressive Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; forecheck, and it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long for the hometown team to find the back of the net. After an extended possession in the Markham zone, the Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cameron Hagermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first two shots were stopped from in close, but assistant captain Jack Belanger was there to clean up the mess and give the Bulls a 1 - 0 first-period lead. It wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last however, and with time winding down in the period, Markham equalized with a wicked one-timer that Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

goalie Blake Freitag just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a glove on. Perhaps feeling the sting of allowing that first period marker, Freitag began to turn it up in the second period, stonewalling Waxerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shooters from in close time and again. On offense, the Bulls were pressing hard and managed to get the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first powerplay midway through the frame, but they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t capitalize on their opportunities and the two teams headed to the final period all knotted up at 1 - 1. The third period was a tense affair for both teams, and credit the Bulls for leaving it all on the ice. The Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cole King showed no fear in attacking the Markham defenders, and teammate Nicholas Bartlett was all over the ice making plays in the neutral zone. With just two minutes left in the game, the two teams remained tied, but it was the Bulls who managed to break through on what would prove to be a controversial goal. The Bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nick Kyte started the play by driving hard to the net, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some confusion as to what happened next. The Markham goalie

managed to make the first save only to have the puck fling up into the air, where Conger was there to knock the puck down and into the back of the net, giving the Bulls an improbable lead late in the third period. The Markham coaches, and later some Markham parents, tried their best to argue the call with the referees, but the goal stood and the Bulls had a 2 - 1 lead with less than two minutes left. From there Freitag was sharp enough to carry the Bulls to the win An empty-net goal from Conger made it a 3 - 1 final. The Junior Bulls now carry a 2 - 0 lead in their playoff series, and play game three on the road in Markham on Thursday.

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Artists honoured at Maple Syrup Festival Day (oil on canvas) was awarded to Lenni Workman of Warkworth. Gagnon said he was impressed with the large scale of this painting and the tension between the realism of the large red ďŹ&#x201A;owers and the abstraction of the vase with reďŹ&#x201A;ections. Coordination of the colours and the simpliďŹ ed background enhanced the subject. Best Painting called Running Water, (oil on canvas) was won by Jerry Albert, who has a studio in Baltimore and is a ďŹ rst-time winner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a great on-site painting, easy technique and not contrived. It is a little bit of tucked-away landscape rendered with feeling,â&#x20AC;? said Gagnon. Best Photograph, called Winter Field

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near Hastings, was won by Rob Laycock of Trent Hills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rob has captured a unique and mysterious vision of the landscape, enigmatic and beyond art,â&#x20AC;? said

Gagnon. Juror Gagnon said he was Best 3D or Mixed Media called struck by this powerfully strong Eagle (Serpentine Stone from and formidable sculpture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Zimbabwe, Africa) was awarded to simpliďŹ ed movement along with Robert Cochrane, of Roseneath. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artistsâ&#x20AC;? on page B2

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Entertainment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Warkworth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marc L. Gagnon, a water colour and acrylic artist from Newcastle, selected the winners of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14th Annual Maple Syrup Festival Art and Photography Show and Sale which took place in Warkworth at the Memorial Community Hall last Saturday. There were some ďŹ rst-time winners at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s juried event. Seventy-nine works of art were submitted from which Gagnon chose to include 45. Earlier in the morning he had given a free demonstration in abstract watercolour painting. The following are the winners: Best in Show called Red on a June

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the texture and colouring of the stone was significant,” he noted. Honourable Mention, a painting called Look to the Coast (acrylic), was won by Sue Wilkins of Campellford, also a first-time winner. Gagnon said, “Sue has blended subtle textures and colour shifts to bring out the landscape with interesting land forms.” Honourable Mention in photography went to Sylvie Flynn, of Cobourg, another first-time winner, for her photo called Fallen. “This small photo is precious and subtle ... The photographer has a deep understanding of its strength in spite of its size,” said Gagnon. Honourable Mention for 3D/Mixed Media went to Christopher Thorpe for his work called Harvest Crows

Robert Cochrane won Best 3D/Mixed Media with his sculpture, Eagle head”. Photo: Elaine Tweedie

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Robert Laycock won Best Photography with his photograph, “Winter Field”. Photo: Elaine Tweedie

(acrylic and photography). He too is a first-time winner. Gagnon commented, “This is an interesting way of addressing a found image and expanding it by adding painted objects (crows in this case) for more impact. It has a fabulous format and was a wise choice of photo.” The artists’ and photographers’ work, including the winners’ submissions, will be on display in the Memorial Community Hall on Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At that time visitors will have the opportunity to vote for the art/photograph they think should win the People’s Choice Award.

Lifestyles - Nobody wants their dog strangled or their ash trees bored. Who would guess that Barn Swallows are threatened? Or that we might lose the Blanding’s Turtle, whose cute yellow throat used to be seen all over our wetlands. On March 13 in Belleville, Kate Pitt and Alison Kirkpatrick will help you identify invading species, defend against them, and protect native fish, animals and plants. This is the fourth in the Winter Speaker Series for the Hastings Stewardship Council.

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Alison can help volunteers to track invasive species with EDDMaps, the new tracking website and smartphone app, developed in partnership with the Invading Species Centre, University of Georgia and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. It will allow users to take a picture of an invasive species, and automatically mark the location and send it for verification. Alison will profile the Emerald Ash Borer, Round Goby, Asian Carp, Garlic Mustard, Dog-strangling Vine, and others, including their impacts and identification. For example, the Round Goby competes with our native fish and has been implicated in outbreaks of botulism type E in Great Lakes fish and fisheating birds, resulting in large dieoffs of fish and birds. Kate Pitt is a Species at Risk Biologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources helping to protect and restore our more than 200 native species that are in trouble. Kate will be talking about specific upland songbirds at risk in Hastings County such as the Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark, as well as other “backyard” birds and animals that you can help protect. Check out her updates on the Barn Swallow and Blanding’s Turtle. Farmers and landowners in Ontario can both serve and protect. Kate can answer questions about accommodating the needs of our species at risk while carrying out our daily work. The briefing takes place at the Township of Thurlow Community Centre at 516 Harmony Road, north of Belleville (and west off hwy. 37), on Thursday, March 13 at 7 pm. There is no cost, but donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. All are welcome to attend. For further information, please contact Matt Caruana at The Hastings Stewardship Council: 613-391-9034 or email: When native species are at risk, then people are at risk too.


Exploring the eye-popping French Riviera Lifestyles - The French Riviera, the Cote d’Azur, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Located along France’s beautiful southeastern coastline, where the majestic Alps visibly plunge into the deep blue Mediterranean Sea, it’s regarded as a luxurious, sophisticated, and trendy retreat for the rich and famous.  With its rugged coastline of sheer cliffs and magnificent beaches, the French Riviera is dotted with luxury homes, expensive yachts, and grand hotels. Some of the most popular tourist destinations along the French Riviera include Menton, a city of gardens that’s located in the extreme southeast of France, near the Italian border, with a warm climate that’s favourable to its tangerine, orange, and lemon groves, Antibes, a traditional Mediterranean Sea port city, with a medieval castle and narrow shopping streets, Juan les Pins with its Picasso Museum, housed in the Chateau Grimaldi, Cannes, home of the renowned Cannes Film Festival each May, where the Palme d’Or is awarded, Nice, the beautiful capital city of the French Riviera, where strollers can enjoy a seaside walk along the renowned Promenade des Anglais, the Principality of Monaco site of the palace, casino, and annual Monaco Grand Prix, Biot, renowned for its glass blowing and pottery, Grasse, often referred to as “the world fragrance capital”, St. Tropez, located on one of the most beautiful harbours on the Mediterranean, and Grimaud, a village that features a partially restored 11th century castle and borders the Gulf of St. Tropez. I used Nice, the capital city of the French Riviera, as my base, and I stayed at the Hotel Kyriad Nice Gare, an older hotel that was conveniently located very near to the train station and the city centre.  I found that my room was a good size, with a large bed, and I was pleased that there was free wi-fi included and breakfast, too.  From here I went on a walking tour of the city with Nadja Graf, of Tourism Nice, and she pointed out many of the city’s major points of interest, including the nearby Russian Orthodox Church (completed in 1912), the narrow streets of its Old Town, its Market Square, where the morning market booths were replaced by afternoon dining areas, Castle Hill, which we ascended for a spectacular view of the city and coastline, and its promenade along the city’s large harbour and beach area.  I was surprised to find that there was no sand on this popular beach, for it was entirely stones.  However, Nadja told me that the locals soon became very accustomed to this and many were seen sunning in this stony landscape or even walking barefoot.  I was also surprised that, although I was in a very touristy area, the city’s buses were very cheap (1.5 Euros) and its museums were actually free! As I explored Nice with Nadja, I also learned that this, the largest city on the Riviera, hosts a very famous Jazz Festival annually and a very popular Carnival, too. I also came to the conclusion that visitors who are interested in art will want to check out Nice’s Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum, and Fine Arts Museum.  These same visitors will not want to miss Place Massena, either, a large square that features sev-

en statues of men atop high pedestals. This represents the seven continents of the world, is entitled “Continents in Conversation with Nice”, and is illuminated at night in bright, changing colours. Since I had a rail pass, I found Nice to be a convenient ‘home base’ on the French Riviera, and it was just a short rail ride to other worthwhile destinations, such as Cannes and Monaco.  I found that a lot of trains travelled through Nice on a daily basis, adding to the convenience.  I also discovered that the International Nice-Riviera Airport, located in Nice, makes this particular destination on the French Riviera a very convenient air travel stop, too, for it’s the second largest airport in all of France and a major international hub.  While in this beautiful area, I also travelled westward, along the coastline, to Toulon, near the most southerly point of the French Riviera and here I checked out its pedestrian shopping area, its military port, fortress, and some of its many old fountains. After all, it’s often referred to as the City of Fountains.  I’d also recommend a visit to Saint Maxime, located at the northern end of the Gulf of St. Tropez, a mere 10 minute ferry ride from St. Tropez, and the island of Marguerite where the Man in the Iron Mask was incarcerated, just a The beach at Nice, on the French Riviera. 20-minute boat ride from Cannes.  Also worthwhile would be a visit to Le Trayas, a village from which you’ll view the stunning red rocks of Esterel and nearby is the Comiche de l’Esterel, one of the most beautiful roads and coastline drives found in the south A view of Monaco’s Fortress. of France.

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BELLEVILLE March 8, 10 a.m., The International Women’s Day Committee invites all to the Core to view the movie: “Girl Rising”. Followed by discussions and community action. Refreshments. Event is free. Info: Mieke 613-969-1782 Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Friday, 10 a.m. Calvary Temple, corner of Wallbridge Loyalist and Hwy 2 West. Contact Dianne 613392-0081. Wednesday, March 12, 12-2pm luncheon, 290 Bridge St W. (Salvation Army ), $12. Presentation with gluten and nut free cooking. Music and guest speaker. Reservations call Darlene @ 613-961-0956. Free Nursery. Sponsored by Belleville Christian Women’s Club. Join filmmaker and artist Brittany Ollerenshaw, Thursday, March 13, 6 - 7:30 p.m. for an Art Talk about the exhibition “Unravelling Vincent - The Van Gogh Project”. John M. Parrot Art Gallery, Belleville Public Library Canadian Power & Sail Bay of Quinte Squadron, Quinte Wellness Center, RV & Sportsman Show, March 7-9. Conducting examinations for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Info: Don at 613-966-9051 The congregations of Emmanuel Baptist, St. Columba Presbyterian and Eastminster United Churches mark the beginning of Lent with an Ash Wednesday service of worship, 6:30pm March 5 in Eastminster Church. Open Door Café - Every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E, Belleville. There is no cost for this hot meal however donations are gratefully accepted. For more info: 613 969-5212. Ostomy Group Belleville meets at Loyalist Collage Business and Development Centre, second Thursday of each month except July-Aug. Belleville Legion Events: Thursday, March 6, Wing Night 5 - 8 pm. Friday, March 7, Meat Rolls, Horse Races, 50/50 draw, 5pm. Legion Canteen open 4 - 7 pm. Music, 6:30 - 10:30 pm. Thursday, March 13, Wing night 5 - 8 pm All age of Majority events. 132 Pinnacle St. Belleville Brain Tumour Support Group meets monthly on the second Wed.,7:30 p.m., Eastminster United Church. If you or someone you know has been affected by a brain tumour come join us. The Schizophrenia Support Services support meetings. Every second Wednesday of the month, 7- 8:30pm. Canadian Mental Health Association Offices, 199 Front St., Belleville. For info call, Sara MacDonald (613)8885322. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., St. Columba Presbyterian Church, 520 Bridge St E, Belleville for those suffering from overeating, food obsession, under-eating, or bulimia. No dues or fees for members. Info: Susan at 613-471-0228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or visit foodaddicts. org. Bring your art supplies to the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Tuesday, March 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for “Open Studio Tuesdays”. This unstructured program is for both the novice and experienced artist and is free. Info: 613-968-6731 x2240 or e-mail gallery@bellevilleliB4 The ANAF Unit 201 Pipes and Drums is recruiting members. Free lessons and Band practices are at the ANAF Unit 201 (upper Floor) 187 Front St, Belleville, Tuesday nights from 630-830pm. All are welcome. For info: Quinte Seniors Euchre Club meets at the Parkdale Community Centre every Mon. at 1:30 pm. Everyone 50 plus welcome. Cost $3.00 includes door prize, 50/50 draw and euchre score prizes Trillium 2000 Seniors Club at 75 St. Paul St., Belleville. Tuesday: cribbage; Wednesday: euchre; Thursday: carpet bowling and shuffleboard; Friday: darts. Cribbage 3rd Sunday of month. All start at 1 p.m. Open to all seniors 50 and over.

BRIGHTON Shuffleboard - Tuesdays, 1-3pm, Brighton Community Center, no cost. To register, call Community Care Northumberland 613-475-4190 Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church Clothing Depot now open. TuesThurs 10am-2pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat. 10am-2pm. For pick ups: 613-4752705. St. Patrick’s Dance, Friday March 14. Dinner 6-7 pm. $12.00/person, Entertainment with DJ Frank Blanchet starting at 7pm. The Royal Canadian Legion, 25 Park St, Brighton. Every Wednesday: “Supper’s Ready” at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church. Warm food, warm welcome, free to all. From 5:00 to 6:30 pm “Surviving Winter” Nature Hike, March 8, 1-3 p.m. rain or shine, GoodrichLoomis CA off CR 30 at 1331 Pinewood School Rd. Meet at parking lot, dress for trail & weather conditions Apple Route Grannies, second Saturday of each month, Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Prince Edward St, 9 a.m. Supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation African Grannies. Info: 613-475-5260. Callanetics Class: Stretch of Yoga, strength of ballet. Fridays, 10 a.m. at Trinity-St. Andrews United Church, 56 Prince Edward St. Brighton. Call Gail to register 613-967-4447.

CAMPBELLFORD March Break at Ontario Early Years Centre: Monday March 10, Kids Zumba, 10:30am. Tuesday March 11, Trip to Sandy Flats Sugar Bush. Wednesday March 12, Belly dancing & Hula Hooping, 10 am. Thursday March 13, Pancake Brunch & Tobogganing party 11am (bring your own tobaggan). Some activities require pre-registration. Call 705-632-1144 World Day of Prayer, Friday March 7, Campbellford Baptist Church, 166 Grand Rd. Refreshments. Everyone Welcome. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), every Wednesday, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 17 Ranney St. S. (side door). Weigh-ins 5:30-6:00 p.m. Meetings 6:00-6:30 p.m. Join any time. All welcome. FootCare Clinic- 1st Fri, 2nd and 3rd Thurs Each Month Royal Canadian Legion. VON offers Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care (Fee for Service). For appointment call the VON at 1-888-279-4866 ex 5346 Wednesday, March 12, 10am, Probus Club of Trent Hills Meeting. 50 Bridge St. W., Campbellford Meet MatMan: our body building,

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vocabulary enhancing, letter introducing secret weapon. Comes with his own story books and activities. Tuesdays, 10-11am at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, 35 Centre St, Campbellford. Geared for the ages of the children attending. Info; Cheryl McMurray, Northumberland Child Development Centre, 1-866-218-1427. Friday March 14, 6 pm, IOOF Humanitarian Services Roast Beef Dinner, Oddfellows Hall, 240 Victoria St., Campbellford. Adults $12.50. Wheel Chair Accessible. Tickets 705-653-0072 or 705-653-3600 Community Diners, Mar.13, Stanwood United Church,13th Line E, Stanwood, 12pm. $9. Info: Sarah 705-696-3891 Walking and Exercise Program, Tuesdays and Fridays 10 am. St. John’s United Church, 50 Bridge St. W., Campbellford. Learn the Art of Taoist Tai Chi classes available throughout the week, Community Resource Centre 65 Bridge St, Campbellford, Join at anytime. Info: 705 696 1841 or 705 243 5216. Every Monday, 7 p.m. Campbellford Citizen’s Choir meets at Senior Citizen’s Building. All welcome

CODRINGTON Codrington Library open Tuesday, 2-5 pm; Thursday 9:30-11:30 am; Friday 5-8 pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm. Irish Supper, March 15, Codrington Community Centre, 5-7pm. Supper includes green punch served by a leprechaun. Adults $15 in advance/reserved, $18 at the door. Children $8. Info: 613475-4005 or 613-475-3018 2nd Wednesday of the month, Codrington Women’s Institute 7:15 pm, Codrington Community Centre

COLBORNE Play Group, hosted by Northumberland Cares for Children, Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St. Colborne, Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: Cheryl McMurray 905-885-8137 ext.209. The Colborne Art Gallery presents Daily Practice, an exhibition by Guest Artist Elizabeth Hutchinson, March 8- April 13. discuss your child’s development, speech and behaviour, Wednesdays, 1-2 pm, Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St, Info: Cheryl McMurray, Northumberland Child Development Centre, 1-866-2181427. Men’s Social Group, Tuesdays at Community Care Northumberland, 11 King St. E. Colborne, 10-11 a.m. Info: 905-355-2989. Colborne Library Storytime program for children 2-5 years. Thursdays at 11:00am This free program introduces the world of books to your children. To register call 905 357-3722 or drop by (library hours: Mon. 3-8, Tues. & Thurs. 11-8, Fri. & Sat. 11-4). Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings, Wednesdays, 11-noon, Prospect House, 1 Elgin Street (at King), Colborne,

FOXBORO March 13: Foreign Invaders and Protection of Native Species. The Hastings Stewardship Council, Winter Speaker Series, Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Rd, 7 pm. No charge; donations only; all are welcome. Info: 613-391-9034 or info@hastingsstew-

Durham St N. Lunch at 12 pm. Please bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. FRANKFORD Program opened to seniors and adults Frankford Lions Moonshot with physical disabilities. Bingo, Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Club Bingo, Every Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Bid MARMORA Euchre Wednesdays, 1pm. Everyone EUCHRE Fridays, 7 p.m., Deloro Hall. Please bring light lunch. (Organized Welcome Frankford Lions Hall, Moonshot by Marmora Crowe Valley Lions) Marmora Blood Pressure Clinic: Euchre, Wednesdays 1p.m. Bay of Quinte Branch UELAC meet- Tuesday, Mar 11, Caressant Care Coming, Masonic Hall, 33 King Dr. Frank- mon Room, 58 Bursthall St, 9:30-11:00 ford, Sat. March 8, 1:30 pm. Guest AM. Program opened to seniors and speaker Don Galna: ‘Loyalist Homes adults with physical disabilities. Along The St. Lawrence’. Refresh- Marmora Legion: Bingo every Monday, 7pm; Ultimate Euchre, second ments afterwards. Frankford United Church St. Sunday of month 1pm; Jam Session Patrick’s Day Stew Supper, Friday March every third Sunday of month 1pm, $5pp. 14, 6 p.m. Advance Tickets Only. Adults Free jam session on Monday night at $12, 6 – 12 yrs. $6. Under 6 years Free. 6:30pm. Call: 613-398-6614 or 613-398-6434 Marmora Diners: Wednesday, Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Mar 12, Marmora and District CommuWeekly Meetings, Wednesday Evenings, nity Centre, 12:00 noon. Please bring 7-8 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Opened 60 North Trent St. Frankford. For more to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. information call Fern 613-3952345 Sunday Worship Service and Sun- March 7, First Fridays Open Mike day School at Frankford United Church 7pm, Marmora and Area Curling Club, 2 Crawford Dr. Come and perform or 10:30 am. All are Welcome! just enjoy the music. No Charge. Alcoholics Anonymous Keep It Simple Group, 8 pm every Thursday at The Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, 60 Club Open Mic, Jam Session, MarTrent St. N. (rear), Frankford. Info: www. mora Community Centre, Victoria St, or 1-866-951-3711 March 9, 1-4.30 pm. Admission $5.00 Entertainers free. Bring your talent & instruments, Door prizes, 50/50 draw, GRAFTON coffee, sandwiches, donuts & LCBO. Grafton Horticultural So- Info: 613-472-2377 ciety meeting, March 11, St. Andrew’s United Church, Old Station Rd. Grafton. NAPANEE Social networking at 7:00 p.m., General meeting at 7:30. Laura Mills will discuss Napanee Photo Club Meeting, Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. New “photographing your garden”. members welcome. Discussion by club members. County Memorial Building, HASTINGS 41 Dundas St W, Napane. Entry via Salvation Army Lunch, 11:30AM Robert St. http://Napanee_Photo_Club. – 1:00PM on the 2nd and the 4th Friday of each month, Civic Centre, Hastings. Soup, sandwiches, salad, dessert, coffee, NORWOOD tea and juice. Everyone welcome Norwood Legion: Wing Night Wednesday, March 12, 11:00am, Thursdays, from 4:30pm. Meat Draws St. Patrick’s Day Party/potluck, with Fridays from 5 p.m. guitarist Patrick Kelleher, Ontario Early Years Centre (6 Albert St E), Hastings. Norwood Curling Club, 48 Alma St., Norwood is hosting a “Brier Party”, Info: 705-696-1353 Sunday March 9, 4 p.m. $10.00/person Friday, March 7, 9:00 am, Hastings and includes a spaghetti supper. Tickets Collective Kitchen, Cooking for 1 or 2. available at the club or 705-639-1637 Low or no fee. Child minding available through the OEYC. Registration: Visit P.E. COUNTY the Ontario Early Years Centre or call Consecon Legion Breakfast now the HKPR District Health Unit, 1 866 available, 7 days a week from 7 am 888-4577 ext: 325. 11am. Everyone Welcome

HAVELOCK Havelock’s Wellness Program at the Town Hall, 8 Mathison St. in Havelock, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Weights, stretches, exercises, health education discussion. Free. Havelock Legion: Mondays, LA Bingo. Doors open 5:30 pm, Early Bird 7 pm. Fun Darts start 1 pm. Saturdays, Meat Roll start 3 pm. All Welcome

MADOC Madoc AM Indoor Walk: Mon, Wed, and Fri, 9:45-10:45 AM. PM Indoor Walk: Mon, Tues, Fri, 6:45-7:45 PM. Centre Hastings Secondary School, 129 Elgin St. Open to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. All Madoc area Churches are coming together at St. John’s Anglican Church, Friday March 7 for World Day of Prayer, 1:30 pm. Everyone welcome. Madoc Diners: Monday, Mar 10, St John’s Anglican Church Hall, 115

Loyalist Decorative Painters’ Guild meeting every second Wed. of the month. New members welcome. Carrying Place United Church, 7pm. Coffee & snacks at 6:30. Bring your regular painting supplies. Info: Noreen 613-475-2005 or www.freewebs. com/ldpg/ Picton afternoon Shout Sister Choir welcomes new members. Practices are Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St, Picton. Albury Friendship Group - Quilts for sale each Wed 10 am - 12 noon. Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local charities for women.

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Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Selling some antiques, collectables, household furnishings, etc. Partial list consists of nearly new queen size pillow top mattress set, selection antique and modern dressers & chests, good sofa bed, love seat, sofa & chair set, table & chair sets, occasional tables, microwave stand, portable T.V. and stand, nice rocking chair, 2 single beds, corner cabinet, dinette set, cupboards, plus more. Smalls include china, glass, collection Hummell figures, cranberry pcs, depression pcs, glassware, figurines, books, house hold articles, nice patio table with 6 chairs, kids picnic table, plus large quantity boxes all unknown taken from unpaid storage just cutting lock this morning, approx. 50 boxes full of smalls. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac.

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International Home and Garden Show Bus Trip, Toronto on March 14. Cost $65 includes bus and admission to shows. Bus leaves Tweed at 7:00 am. Call Linda, Tweed Horticulture Club, 613- 478-6850 for more info. Sunday, March 16, St. Patrick’s Dance and Jamboree at St. Edmund’s Parish Hall, Stoco. Jamboree and Open Mic. 2-5 pm. Potluck supper to follow, Free will offering. Tweed Legion: Thursday Shuffleboard, 7 p.m. Friday, Friendly Darts, 7:30 p.m. 50/50 draw. Every other Saturday Euchre followed by Meat Roll. Pool league, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Tweed Lions Club Charity Jamboree, March 14, 7-10pm, Tweed Agricultural Build-


The Knitting Guild meets at 1:30 on the second Tuesday of the month at the Community Memorial Hall, Church St., Warkworth. Everyone interested in knitting is invited. Saturday & Sunday March 8 & 9, Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival. Free shuttle bus to the sugar bush. Free parking at Warkworth Arena. Art show, crafts, petting zoo, entertainment. Warkworth Legion hosts bid euchre at 2 p.m. every Wednesday and a dart league at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Everyone welcome The Warkworth Maple Syrup Supper, Friday March 7, St. Paul’s United Church, 60 Main St, Warkworth. 5-7 pm. Tickets $15.00 for adults, $6.00 for children ages 6 to 12, under 5 are free. Tickets and info: Janice Laver 705924-2623, Ruth Widdowson 705-924-3843 or Don Young 705-924-3121. Warkworth Spinners and Weavers, 10am, 2nd Thursday of month, Percy Heritage Building. 35 Church St. Warkworth. Karen Richens 705-696-1460.




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STIRLING Weekly Monday Night Bingo, Upstairs of Stirling Arena. Cards on sale at 6:15pm. Starts at 6:50pm. Proceeds to support community projects. Sponsored by Stirling & District Lions Club. March 8 Stirling Club 55 bid euchre in Springbrook hall. Refreshments available, everyone welcome. Gently used Clothing Sale Saturday March 8, Stirling Legion. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothing and accessories for women and possibly men and children. Reasonable prices. Come and browse. Stirling Blood Pressure Clinic: Thursday, Mar 13, 204 Church St, Seniors Building Common Room from 9 am-12pm. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. The Stirling Festival Theatre Young Company presents Fairy Tale Ending March 11-15. Fun for the whole family! All Seats $10. Call the Box Office 613-395-2100 or 1-877312-1162 or book online at

the staff or volunteers, acknowledge a birthday or anniversary with a donation. Donations of $10 or more are tax deductible. Names of those remembered are recorded in our Remembrance Book. Info: Lynne LaRue 613 392 6288 Friends of the Quinte West Library Book Sale, every Tues and Thurs and the last Sat of month, 10 am-1 pm. Accepting book donations as well. 25 cents to $1.50. Quinte West Public Library. Quinte Bay Cloggers, every Friday, 6:309:00 pm, hall at the Salvation Army, Dundas St, Trenton. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. First two nights are free. Info: Eve or Ozz at 613-966-7026 Toastmasters International, Trenton Library. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm. New members and guests welcome.


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Art demonstration serves as preview for watercolour workshop Lifestyles – Warkworth – For the fourth year in a row, Spirit of the Hills hosted a free art demonstration in the Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts. Marc L. Gagnon, a full time watercolour and acrylic painter currently residing in Newcastle, presented a two-hour demonstration on abstraction in watercolour. While 15 people watched and listened, he developed a scene from Lake Superior into an inspiring and imaginative work of art. Using wide brushes, pure pigment with little water, he scrubbed his way to creating a rock face. Paper towels, spray bottles, patience and time, all contributed to creating interesting textures, and a dynamic image. After lunch, Gagnon walked to the Memorial Community Hall in the village to judge the submissions for the 14th Annual Maple Syrup Festival Juried Art & Photography Show and Sale. In 2011, Spirit of the Hills received funding from Heritage Canada in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival. This became the beginning of the free art demonstrations held the weekend prior to the traditional Maple Syrup Festival at Sandy Flat Sugar Bush. Thanks to this initial federal art grant, Spirit of the Hills has continued under its own steam to create interesting Judge Marc Gagnon, from left, talks to photographer Tom Groot about his photo Cat in Provence. art demonstrations during the past three years including Other local photographers Robert Laycock and Mary Weilandt join the event. Photo: Elaine Tweedie landscape painting, figurative abstraction and watercolour abstraction. Gagnon’s free demonstration was presented in anticipation Photographer John Granton, left, gets a few tips from judge and artist Marc of his Abstraction Watercolour Workshop to be held at the Gagnon. Photo: Elaine Tweedie Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts Saturday and Sunday May 3 and May By Steve Jessel 4. News – Thurlow – Local farmers were For more information treated to a wide-ranging discussion on about Spirit of the Hills, the past, present and future of agriculture visit www.spiritofthehills. at the Township of Thurlow Community org . Centre on Thursday night, where the Vice President of the Ontario Federation Marc L. Gagnon, a full time waof Agriculture Don McCabe spoke to an tercolour and acrylic painter audience of roughly 40 about the chalcurrently residing in Newcastle, lenges and opportunities facing farmers presented a two-hour demonin the coming years. The event was the stration on “Abstraction in Waterthird in the Winter Speaker Series for colour” at the Warkworth Town the Hastings Stewardship Council. Hall Centre for the Arts. Later in This particular landscape in this the day Gagnon judged entries part of Ontario, there’s no such thing in the 14th Annual Maple Syrup as marginal land,” McCabe said. “You guys figured that out a long time ago Don McCabe, Vice President of the Ontario Feder- Festival Juried Art & Photography or you still wouldn’t be there, and for ation of Agriculture spoke to local farmers Thurs- Show and Sale held by the Spirit someone else to come along and say the day during the Winter Speaker Series for the of the Hills Northumberland Arts Association. Photo: Janet French land is marginal... they don’t understand Hastings Stewardship Council. Photo: Steve Jessel the hard work that’s gone into this.” A chemistry major, McCabe’s talk really find that a problem, come on over, was at time highly scientific, but at other we can always put an extra plate on the times down to earth and full of real table. I do believe that we’re going to concern over the future of agriculture in learn more and more about fulfilling the Canada. McCabe examined the annals needs of the human population, but we of human history dating back thousands can’t do it unless we’re talking.” McCabe also discussed the disconnect of years to shed light on the science of proper and sustainable farming, but between the economy, the environment, offered no easy solutions to the ever- and society at large, saying that there was increasing issues of urban sprawl and at times a serious imbalance between the three. McCabe argues neither for or falling soil qualities facing farmers. “It all starts at the soil, but no one against big corporations, but said that gets it,” McCabe said. “You have issues if people don’t like the way that these where civilizations rose and fell because corporations conduct themselves, they need to take action. they didn’t take care of their soil.” “We have lots of food, but we have McCabe called the industrial era of human civilization a “dark time” a distribution problem,” McCabe said. for agriculture with ever-increasing “The guy in the castle at the top of the pollutants tainting the environment, hill doesn’t want to lose that castle.” McCabe also touched on Ontario’s but also noted the relative drop in the amount of greenhouse gasses in Ontario ecological footprint, biomass energy, nitrogen pollution, nothanks to the shut down of coal plants global and the increasing efficiencies of motor tilling farming, biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and fracking among other vehicles. “The problem is that we’ve kept our subjects during his roughly hour and a head down for a bit, and now we’ve got half presentation. “There isn’t going to be a silver to get back out there and start talking about the hard work we’ve done and bullet,” McCabe said of the problems where we’re going in the future,” facing farmers in the coming years. 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News - Havelock - Havelock Belmont Public School students got a big-time assist from the Peterborough Petes in their efforts to raise awareness about bullying and to highlight the importance of being a good citizen. Centre Matt McCartney and defenseman Steven Varga spent part of Pink Day at the school signing autographs and talking about the importance of teamwork and leadership in dealing with bullies. “We’re trying to do a broader piece with this [Pink Day] and putting it together with the Petes is a good way to address teamwork and working together,” principal Darryl Whitney said. In the fall, Whitney said HBPS did a “full session” about anti-bullying and decided to enlarge on that “and make it more about the team and look at character attributes, specifically respect and responsibility.” “We wanted to make it an even bigger day and not just about wearing pink and not just talking about bullying but talking about citizenship. Being a good citizen means being respectful, responsible and being a good person.” “We love it,” McCartney said about visiting elementary schools. “It’s not a big part of our day but I’m sure it’s a big part of the day for them. We like doing it and getting a good message across; it’s perfect. “It’s always good to have good role models to look up to,” the Scarborough native said. “Teamwork is a big part of everything especially with bullying,” he said. “If everyone

stands up and sticks together then no one is going to be singled out; that’s pretty much what teamwork is.” McCartney also said leadership plays a key role in tackling bullying head-on. “If the leader is doing the right thing and leading the right way that takes care of bullying right away.” Lessons from sports definitely carry over into everyday life, McCartney said. “Hockey is a good foundation for making friends.” You can’t be a bystander when it comes to putting the check on bullying, you’ve got to step up and help the victim, he said. “Take your role, be a leader and tell those who are trying to make other people feel bad to think about what you’re doing.” Grade 1 teacher Jenny Pink helped organize events at the school. “We talk about, on a daily basis, the strategies that children and adults can use but at the end of the day it’s really about being a good person and how we can work together as a team. We just want to keep that conversation going and let the kids have some fun. “It’s nice to put some familiar faces to it like hockey players. This is a big hockey community so it’s [good that students] know that they have the some of the same struggles that we have sometimes and we can learn from other people what they do to make good choices.” “This is a time to pause and think about the things we can say and do on a daily basis [to make us better people]. It carries on with lifelong friends, it carries on at home.”

Matt McCartney and Steven Varga of the Peterborough Petes were a big part of the Pink Day and bullying awareness activities at Havelock Belmont Public School last week. Photo: Bill Freeman

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Iron Chef challenge provides high school students with real life experience By Steve Jessel

News – Belleville – The whirring of knives and the quiet hum of a busy kitchen were the focus of the annual Loyalist Iron Chef contest this past week, where high school students from PECI, Peterborough and Kingston faced off in a battle royale to determine the region’s top student chefs. “The goal of the event is to keep inspiration with high school students and promote the culinary program at this school as well as others, we just want to keep this industry alive as much as possible,” said Loyalist second-year culinary student Brennan Roy,

who helped organize the competition with other culinary students. “It’s to give them that rush, that excitement of getting something done in a time limit, and challenging yourself as much as possible.” Student teams were tasked to create a threecourse menu using a set list of ingredients, and were then judged on their taste and presentation of their food along with their professionalism in the kitchen. “Teamwork is huge in the kitchen and the food industry,” Brennan said when asked what a common mistake students might make is in the kitchen. “You defi-

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nitely need to keep in contact with all your team members and know what they’re doing, and they need to know what you’re doing. Communication is key.” For Grade 11 PECI student Jared Hartley, the competition was his second kick at the can after also competing in 2013. He said managing stress levels was key to succeeding in the competition. “In the big scheme of things, how is it going to work out? If you need to redo something, can it be done in time?” Hartley said. “It’s about getting that experience.” Experience is something that St. Peter’s chef Cathy Rose said students get in spades during the competition. Rose was particularly praising of the opportunity for students to get professional feedback on their dishes during preliminary rounds earlier in the year, and said that Loyalist’s competition is the only one that she knows of that gives students that opportunity. “The one thing that this competition does is it builds self esteem like no other competition,” she said. “They can go away knowing they put out plates that were high calibre, restaurant worthy food.” When the smoke had cleared, it was Rose’s St. Peter’s team that took home top honours, followed by PECI

The PECI team at the Loyalist Iron Chef competition included Emily VanGrootheest, Keith Petrasek, Jared Hartley, Zeb Snider, and Jason Hamilton. Photo: Steve Jessel

in second. The St. Peter’s menu included a mushroom ragout in a paprika rubbed pancetta ring finished with squash frites and leek oil, a paprika rubbed pork tenderloin served with herb whipped potatoes, organic

heirloom carrots, maple fig sauce and a rich pan jus, and for dessert, flour-less paprika infused dark chocolate cake with an orange mascarpone cream. Members of the winning team were each awarded

a $500 Loyalist bursary applicable to any Loyalist program, as well as gift certificates to be used toward kitchen equipment and supplies for their school.

Quinte West Home and Leisure show set for weekend of April 25-27 Events – Trenton – The 33rd Annual Quinte West Home and Leisure Show will take place April 25-27 at the Community Gardens in Trenton, hosted by the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce and the Trenton Kiwanis Club. As we look forward to the signs of spring, it’s a great time to be planning new projects around your home and garden. “This show provides wonderful inspiration as it allows visitors to see the latest trends in home updates, and learn about lifestyle enhancements from a wide range of vendors,” says event coordinator Jillian McCormick
 The show has become a regional favourite offering great value to vendors and visitors.  The cost of admission is $3 per person

and children of any age are free. One special attendee will start their spring renovations off right with a chance to win $1,000 Home Show Bucks when they visit the show. Home Show Bucks work like cash and can be spent at any vendor in the show. Two arenas will be full of products and services for your home renovation projects and leisure activities plus upstairs is the Quinte Women’s Show.  Each year the Quinte West Home and Leisure Show has over 100 vendors showcasing their products or services and attracts nearly 3,000 visitors to the Trenton arena. “There is a great variety in this years’ show covering everything from gardens and landscape design, roofing, general contrac-

tors, pools and hot tubs, custom windows, and much more,” says Chamber Manager Suzanne Andrews. “Sometimes it is hard to know who you are getting into business with, this show provides a great opportunity for the public to meet face to face with local businesses and industry professionals, talk to them about ideas, ask questions, and evaluate companies without commitment or having to set up appointments at your home.”   The show hours are Friday, April 25 from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor spaces are still available. Further details on the show can be found at 

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Charles passed away with dignity and courage at the age of 70 on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Charles was the cherished husband of 45 years and true love of Christine; beloved father of Cheryl and Kimberly (Bret); best friend and brother to Joy Patton (of Hamilton); uncle to Andrew, Charlie, Lee-Ann and Michael; and brother-in-law to Irene, Jim, Ed and Paul. Born in Hamilton in 1943, Charles was raised in Ancaster and attended Ryerson, University of Toronto, Niagara University and Queen’s University. Throughout his professional career, Charles distinguished himself as an outstanding educator, leader and mentor. His sudden departure has left a void in the hearts of those who were privileged to know and love him. Visitation was held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friends were invited to join in a Celebration of the Life of Charles at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. Interment at Strabane Cemetery. Reception followed at the Strabane United Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Please sign the Book of Condolence at CL45305



Gordon... passed away peacefully on Friday February 14th, 2014 in his 87th year. Gordon is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Joan and his 3 children Kathy Young (Randy), Thomas Kerr and Kevin Kerr. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Ryan (Mandy), Wade (Sarah), Brett (Jackie) and Ariel (Josh) and his great grandchildren Mitchell, Emily, Clark and Sophie. He will be survived by his brothers and sisters Mitch (the late Sophie), Barry (Yvonne), Margaret (Charlie), Mary (Harley), Ruth, Velma (the late David), Monty (Lori) and predeceased by his sister Audrey (Clarence). Fondly remembered by his many friends with the Lions International. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Weaver Family Funeral Home - West Chapel. A Celebration of Gord’s Life will be held on Sunday March 9th, 2014 at the Brighton Community Centre (Arena), Highway #2, Brighton from 1-4 PM. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online guest book & condolences at CL430307

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LADENIUS, Albert... passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Trenton Memorial Hospital on Thursday February 27th, 2014 in his 75th year. Loving Husband of Gerda Ladenius. Cherished Father of Rudi & his partner Albert, Robert & his wife Rhonda and Opa to Keely & Collin. Survived by his cousin Frieda Sonbeek of Holland. Albert has been a proud member of the Brighton Masonic Lodge and has been a Mason for 45 years. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Weaver Family Funeral Home - West Chapel. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at the Brighton Masonic Hall at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Covenant House or the Community Care - Brighton would be appreciated by the family. Online Guest Book & Condolences at

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LIGHTFOOT, EDITH GRACE Suddenly at her home in Brighton on Sunday, February 16th, 2014, age 90 years. Edith Lightfoot, daughter of the late Willoughby Travers and the late Ruby L. (Gleed). Loving wife for 68 years of William “Les” Lightfoot. Dear mother of Maryanne Lightfoot of Brighton. Sister of Mary Lou and her husband Bill Shaver of Toronto. Dear aunt of Robert Shaver and his wife Joyce Jenkins of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sister-in-law of Thelma Evelyn Dawson of Toronto. The family will receive friends at the Brighton Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton on Tuesday, February 25th from 3 to 6 p.m. Service in the funeral home on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 at 1 o’clock. Spring interment Salem Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to your local animal shelter, humane society, or the S.P.C.A., would be appreciated by the family. CL453461

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With above average organizational and analytical skills, you will fill an existing vacancy conducting purchasing, administrative, and clerical functions. You have exceptional customer service, interpersonal and communication skills, proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet applications, and the ability to work in a close, cooperative team environment. You will be able to perform with a high level of accuracy under tight, inflexible deadlines. Your high school diploma is combined with related work experience. Knowledge of municipal governance and services, as well as direct experience preparing meeting agendas and meeting minutes, working in work order systems, database management, purchasing procedures, reception, and customer service are considered assets. Preference will be given to candidates who have a Municipal Administration Certificate issued by the AMCTO.

Part time Sales Associate For Boutique Inspiration - Marmora 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


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Part time registered PraCtiCal nurse We are currently looking for a: Part Time Registered Practical Nurse

Please submit a resume and cover letter by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014, to:

We Offer: Competitive wages Educational opportunities to enhance your skills & knowledge base Supportive environment for reflective practice Family atmosphere work environment

Human Resources County of Northumberland 555 Courthouse Road Cobourg, ON K9A 5J6 e-mail: fax: 905-372-3046 The successful candidate will be required to submit a satisfactory Criminal Reference Check or Vulnerable Sector Search prior to the commencement of employment. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Please note that accommodations are available, upon request, to support potential applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please e-mail your request to or call 905-372-3329 ext. 2327.


Please forward resume to Sue Reynolds by: Fax: 613-384-9407 Email:

Administrative Clerk – Provincial Offences Office Filling an existing vacancy, you will focus on customer service, dealing with clients both in person and over the telephone responding to various inquiries and complaints. With an emphasis on multitasking, you will process daily reports, enter tickets and charges into the ICON System, process payments, and provide a wide variety of general POA administrative and financial support to the department. Your high school diploma is complemented by one year of related work experience and knowledge of the Provincial Offences Act. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working in legal and/or financial environments.

Come join our team in providing exceptional care for our Residents!

Requirements: Available days, evenings, nights & weekends Completion of approved medication course Current registration with the College of Nurses in Ontario

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The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte serving as the gateway to the world famous Trent Severn Waterway, and is just 90 minutes east of Toronto on Highway 401. The city is now accepting bids/proposals for the following projects: FAC 14-01 Lighting Retrofit, Trenton & Frankford Arena MANDATORY SITE MEETING: March 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Closing Date: April 30, 2014 FR 14-01 Supply & Delivery of (1) One New Fire Tanker/Pumper Truck Closing Date: March 24, 2014 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time FR 14-02 Supply & Delivery Fire Dept. Breathing Apparatus Closing Date: March 24, 2014 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time FR 14-03 Supply & Delivery Compressed Air Breathing System Closing Date: March 24, 2014 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time PW 14-18 Supply & Delivery Misc. Lightweight Vehicles Closing Date: March 21, 2014 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time


We are currently looking for a: Part Time Registered Nurse

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Public Works & Development 67 Sharp Road, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Tel: 613-475-1162 • Fax: 613-475-2599

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PW 14-19 Supply & Delivery of Culverts Closing Date: March 21, 2014 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time PW 14-20 Supply & Delivery (1) Cab & Chassis, Diesel Standard Tri-Axle Closing Date: March 21, 2014 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time Detailed information packages will be available online at (Bids and Tenders under the Business section) as of March 5, 2014. Submissions properly endorsed and sealed in an envelope with the return label displayed will be received at the 2nd floor reception area on or before Closing Dates as shown above. Local time is in accordance with the electronic punch clock located in the 2nd floor main reception area of the municipal office which will be deemed conclusive. Late submissions will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be considered. All questions must be submitted in writing to The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all submissions. EMC Section B - Thursday, March 6, 2014


is seeking a Warehouse Lead Hand. The Warehouse Lead Hand will direct, assist and perform various tasks involving packaging, stocking, material handling, order picking, shipping and receiving of a warehouse distribution operation. Job Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Supervise and assist in all activities of hourly associates. 2. Organize and coordinate daily order flow. 3. Advise customer service and assist with customer requirements. 4. Responsible for ordering materials and supplies for packaging, shipping, and material handling. 5. Responsible for plant maintenance and security. 6. Assist in coordinating freight traffic. 7. Assist in general administration of personnel policies and warehouse rules. 8. Perform other tasks and duties as assigned

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Education and Experience: 1. High school diploma 2. Two (2) years’ experience in warehouse/distribution operations 3. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite. 4. Able to effectively and confidently communicate with all levels within the organization.

K-9 Komfort Inn has a a part-time position in the boarding area. This person must be flexible and able to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Please call 705-639-1172.

RETIRED PROFESSIONAL in Brighton will look after your pets/property while you are away or home. Call 613-475-9325 or cell 905-269-9325.


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location to mailboxes and specified addresses. Route maps and addresses will be provided within the geographic boundary of the specified route. Bids accepted until March 18th, 2014 (5 p.m.) Contracts Commence: March 20th, 2014 Required documentation includes bid price, proof of insurance, proof of valid driver’s license and driving abstract. When submitting bid remember to include reference # of route Kathy Labelle, Distribution Coordinator 250 Sidney Street, Belleville


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INDOOR MOVING SALE. March 15. 8 am - 2 pm. J.D. Garden tractor(no deck), shop equipment, fixtures, furniture and household items. 89 Rush Rd off Hanson Rd.

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Ken Chard Construction. Renovations, decks, siding, sidewalks, fences, ceramic, windows, painting etc. Free estimates. Call: 613-398-7439.


IMP Group is rated as one of Canada’s best managed companies. The Aerospace Division is focused on providing top quality work on fixed and rotary wing aircrafts. IMP Aerospace has over 40 years experience providing support service on military aircraft with 1,500 employees performing repair, overhaul, modification, engineering and technical publications work for Canadian and International customers. We’re located at ATESS, Trenton, ON. If you are enthusiastic about aerospace and meet one of the following criteria: • Are qualified as an Avionics Technician with the Canadian Forces, or are a graduate of a demonstrably equivalent foreign military/civilian basic trade-training program; • Are a graduate of a recognized aircraft maintenance or apprenticeship program; • Hold a current Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) “E” license … we want to hear from you! Please visit our website,, and apply online for the CT114 AVS Technician - Temporary!


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Hardwood Floor Installation and resurfacing. Ceramics. Light renovations and upgrades. Over 30 BUSINESS SERVICES years experience. Please call for free estimate County Water Treatment- 613-394-1908. Softeners, U.V. Lights, R.O. systems, chemical HELP WANTED free iron and sulphur filters. Sales, installation, service and repair. Steven Menna. (613)967-7143.

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PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED ROGERS 106-METRE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS GUYED WIRE TOWER INSTALLATION SUBJECT: Wireless Communications Guyed Wire Tower Installation, 106-metres tall and will occupy a portion of an area of 158m x 141m. •

Legal Description: PART LOT 22 CONCESSION 7 THURLOW AS IN QR498467; BELLEVILLE; COUNTY OF HASTINGS; ONTARIO K0K 2V0. The facility will include (1) walk-in radio equipment cabinet and fencing around the base of the tower. The tower will provide wireless voice and data services in the area of Plainfield, Ontario and the surrounding area. The proposed tower installation has been designed to minimize disruption and coexist with current farming land use on property.

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ANY PERSON may make a written submission to the individuals listed below by April 10, 2014 with respect to this matter. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE as the approval of this site and its design is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Government of Canada through Industry Canada, the City of Belleville has no jurisdiction in this matter other than as a commenting body to Industry Canada and the applicant. Further information may also be obtained through the following contacts: Graham Lewis Rogers Communications Inc. 1 Mount Pleasant Road, 4th floor Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2Y5 Fax: (647) 747-4600 Tel: (416) 725-7442

Rod Bovay City of Belleville Director of Engineering and Development Services 169 Front Street Belleville, Ontario K8N 2Y8 Tel: 613 967-3257 Fax: 613 967-3768

Trent Hills resident saw Sochi Olympics from behind the camera lens By John Campbell

Hastings – You can thank Brian Tyson for some of the great television moments you saw during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Not as an athlete but as a cameraman. The Hastings-area resident was a member of the camera crews hired by Olympic Broadcast Services to produce world feeds of the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the medal ceremonies that took place daily. The opening ceremonies were “pretty impressive” and the artistic pieces that included some “amazing projections” onto the floor of the arena were “spectacular,” Tyson said. “It was a very enjoyable experience,” he said, but for a cameraman, also “very challenging.” He arrived in Russia six weeks before the Games began Feb. 7 because they needed people there in advance “to start blocking all the camera positions” for the opening ceremonies which were “extremely complex.” Based on what he and the camera crew saw in rehearsals –“sometimes things worked, sometimes they didn’t” – they were left crossing their fingers that “it was going to work,” Tyson said. In the end it “was pretty well

flawless,” apart from “the big thing everybody remembers,” one of the gigantic Olympic rings not opening as planned – a malfunction “not much different” from what happened during the official opening of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010, he said. It marked the second time Tyson has worked the Olympics; his first was Calgary in 1988 for CTV. Born in Coventry, England, Tyson emigrated to Canada in 1968 and worked as a salesman for a pharmaceutical manufacturer before deciding to try making a living out of his hobby and becoming a still photographer. He studied photographic arts at Ryerson University in the early 1970s but then took “a slight detour” in his career path and spent the next 35 years working as a freelance cameraman in motion pictures, film and television production. Tyson has shot thousands of TV shows – drama, variety, sports, talk, game, reality and awards – for seemingly every Canadian and American network, as well as commercials, documentaries, educational films and corporate videos. His resume includes So You Think Can Dance, Open Mike with Mike Bullard (for six years),

the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs, and, currently, the Ron James Show. He does not have any favourites. “I’ve always enjoyed whatever show I was doing,” Tyson said. “I can’t remember too many times when I’ve got up in the morning and said I don’t want to go to work today.” Getting into the business was “not a tough go” but he wouldn’t want to be starting out now. There’s more competition and “the whole business has changed” because the networks “don’t want to train anybody,” preferring to hire freelancers such as himself “who already know how to do the work.” Now approaching 70, the “semi-retired” Tyson and his wife, Barbara Klatt, own and operate a market garden farm east of Hastings, growing organic fruits and vegetables. He’s pursuing still photography “more seriously” these days, as a member of Spirit of the Hills and as a blogger ( The website is his “business card” that lets people know what kind of photography he does. His favourite images are in black and white, which he finds “more aesthetically pleasing.”

Brian Tyson can now say he’s been to Russia but he really didn’t get to see much of the country, despite being there for more than two months. He was too busy working as a cameraman at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, shooting the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the daily medal ceremonies. Photo: Submitted. Right: The Olympic Cauldron featured a light show in shades of five colours, Russian classical music, and a fountain that shot water 60 metres into the air. Photo: Brian Tyson

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