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Census, building data show positive growth for Brighton at $39.7 million

last five years, more than 350 new homes have been built in the area. Going back 10 years, Brighton – Brighton is boomnearly 850 new homes have ing and that’s not just one man’s been built within the municiopinion. pality. The numbers are showing just A total of 215 building perthis, says Rick Jones, chief buildmits were issued in 2016. ing official for the municipality. “New subdivisions in BrighLast year was a significant ton are attracting a lot of buyyear of growth for the area, with ers from the Greater Toronto more building permits issued, Area and Armed Forces permore dwelling units created and sonnel from CFB Trenton,” with more value than ever besaid Jones. fore. Knowing all this, the chief Historical records from 1992 building official wasn’t surand onwards continue to paint prised when Statistics Canada the picture, more people are released data from the 2016 choosing to settle down and call census recently, which highBrighton home and more people lighted Brighton has experiare choosing to invest in the enced a population growth of community. 8.4 per cent from 2011 to 2016. “2016 was an all-time record According to census data, year for building value at $39.7 this puts Brighton’s known million,” said Jones. population now at 11,844. The This exceeds the municipality’s previous record of $38 mil- Chief building official Rick Jones, stands outside Henderson Developments’ Cas- population as shown in the 2011 census was 10,928. lion back in 2010. tle Ridge area, where more new builds are underway. Nearby in neighbouring muSignificant projects last year Sarah Hyatt/Metroland nicipalities, the next highest included, the McDonalds resBrighton and will continue to benefit the area in jump in population growth was seen in Cobourg, taurant along County Road 30 and the Highway years to come, noted Jones. with a 5 per cent increase and then the Township 401, valued at $3.2 million. The new Tim Hortons But big new builds and commercial projects of Cramahe, with a 4.6 per cent increase. Other restaurant on Highway 2, valued at $1 million and weren’t the only highlights for 2016. places like the City of Belleville experienced a science lab renovations at East Northumberland “The residential sector was booming with 101 Secondary School (ENSS), tallied another $1.9 new homes constructed last year – the most since population growth of 2.6 per cent and in Quinte West, 1.1 per cent. Prince Edward County experimillion in value. 2008, when 111 homes were built,” said Jones. enced a decline of 2.1 per cent. Such projects were a “tremendous boost” to Historical records show over the course of the Please contiue on Page 3...

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Brighton – A general practitioner is making her way from Hamilton and will set up in Brighton, residents heard at Monday night’s planning council meeting. Mayor Mark Walas and CAO Bill Watson spearheaded the announcement at the meeting, that Dr. Svetlana Stryuts will start sometime in early May of this year. She has committed to a seven-year contract with the municipality. “Today certainly is a good day to be able to bring this announcement forward,� said Walas Monday, as he reflected on “the good new story for Brighton.� The total cost to the municipality for the contract with Dr. Stryuts is $100,000. As outlined in Monday’s agenda, currently the community “lacks a sufficient number of family physicians to provide medical services to the Municipality of Brighton.� Financial assistance in this instance and in past instances has been used as incentive to attract and recruit doctors to the area. Dr. Stryuts will join the Brighton-Quinte West Family Health Team based out of Brighton. Monday’s announcement involving Dr. Stryuts makes this the third announcement for new doctors for the area. Though, Dr. Harrison Bishop, who is slated to also start this year with the health team, was technically recruited during the last term of council. Details surrounding his arrival however, were announced not long ago. In September, council announced Dr. Kelly Fernandes would join the health team in 2018. “We’re continuing to address the health care needs of the community as best as we can, as a council and as a [physician recruitment] committee – all I can say is that we’re not going to stop, we’re going to continue with this momentum and it’s worked out well so far,� said Walas. In the medical services agreement included in the agenda, it’s outlined the physician will do

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her best to roster a minimum of 1,000 patients with the family health team, they were pleased with her.� within the first 18 months of practice. Dr. Stryuts, who’s a “fully accredited doctor “We’ve been working on a whole bunch of things, but this one came to us in a really unusual fashion, in that there’s a local resident whose son was in medical school with this person some time ago and they were having a conversation and it came up,� said Watson. “She made the introductions and we took it from there and had a couple meetings with the doctor and her family came and it all just worked out. She met

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“We are extremely pleased with the census information which indicates Brighton is a desired place to move and build within our catchment area,� said Mayor Mark Walas, in light of Statistics Canada’s recent report. “Brighton continues to be an attractive place to live, to work and for people to bring their families to,� said Walas. Looking back to 1992, with 172 permits issued for the municipality at an estimated building value of nearly $6.6 million, a lot sure has changed and Brighton’s developed into a “jewel,� said Jones. To sort of be leading the charge for the area in terms of growth and with that 8.4 per cent, clearly, builders and people are continuing to choose to come here and this proves there’s quality work being done, Jones elaborated. “We’re having a lot of people come

from the city and what’s great is, we’re kind of a nice middle ground for folks – close to Toronto, close to Ottawa, but it’s also a beautiful area, with lots of nature and Presqu’ile Provincial Park,� said Jones. Families can relocate from the city and still be close enough to see their grandkids, but they’re also not on the hook babysitting all the time, Jones joked. Jones’ predictions for 2017 are positive. With a number of subdivision projects on the go and more new builds expected, 2017 promises to be another year of steady growth, as more families choose Brighton as their place to live, said the building official.

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at this moment,� said Watson, will relocate to the area from Hamilton, with her husband and two children. The CAO reported the new doctor during her visits to town, was very impressed with Brighton, the facilities and services here and the area in general. With all the necessary agreements now in place between the municipality, doctor and family health team, the province is the sole party left to sign off on approval, explained Watson. With that said, the anticipated timeline is for Dr. Stryuts to start sometime in early May. A press release with more specifics surrounding the announcement of Dr. Stryuts was to be made public following Monday’s meeting, on Tuesday, Feb. 14. (For publication, these details were not available as of our press deadline). Worries over space with the health team, are not currently cause for concern. Such concerns were previously identified, but as of now, Watson reports a working solution is in place, as not all of the new doctors are starting all at once. Councillor Brian Ostrander has reiterated the importance for residents who are in need of a primary health care provider to register with Health Care Connect. Stay with the Independent next week and online via www.insidebelleville.com for more council coverage, including more budget news following an earlier Monday meeting and also, for a full report on the municipality’s decision to sign an agreement with the Brighton Health Services Centre, for the purchase of 170 Main St..

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deputy mayor on the ballot might pull from that pool of people, he added. If three people run for deputy mayor, two aren't elected and they won't be councillors either, Watson continued. Watson reports about 13 people or so ran in the last election. The second point, the chief administrative officer advised council to consider is that "the deputy mayor doesn't really have a role unless the mayor's not here typically." Though the deputy mayor does, in addition to the fill-in role, serve as chair for the budget meetings. So council needs to ask how they want to achieve that fill-in role best, reports Watson. Because in a lot of places, they have deputy mayors and other municipal officials appointed or elected, because there's a lot more work to be done in the municipality, starting in the mayor's office, he explained. "And I'm not sure this municipality has sufficient amount of duties with the mayor that could be divided among the deputy mayor those duties can also be divided among council," said Watson. While acknowledging Martinello's points, there is another side, said the CAO, and he asked that when council considers its decision, members consider everything. Martinello doesn't believe adding the position will "be chopping down the pool too much." Two elections ago, Martinello noted more people ran. Adding the position may even give people incentive that otherwise wouldn't consider running, he said. But ultimately, as Ostrander put it, the finer points of whether or not council should have a deputy mayor elected will be debated later. "I'm happy to hear what staff has to say about how we put this on the ballot, if that's what we choose to do and I also have lots of comments on this, but I'm going to wait to hear the report and have the debate then," said Ostrander. Coun. Steven Baker was curious if Glass & Windows Ltd. the coming report would analyze the NEW CONSTRUCTION & costs associated with such a decision. REPLACEMENT WINDOWS While the deputy mayor gets more • Mirrors • Glass • Entrance Doors money, Baker's also curious if it will • Showers • Handrails • Screens add to other election costs.

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Brighton - Talk of the 2018 municipal election has surfaced. And at least some councillors would like to see the position of deputy mayor included on the ballot for next year. On Feb. 6, councillors John Martinello and Roger McMurray spearheaded adding a deferred notice of motion to the agenda, which asked council to direct staff to prepare a report describing the procedure to be followed, to include the position of deputy mayor on the ballot for the 2018 municipal election. The motion was deferred in 2016, until the municipality hired a chief administrative officer. The idea the people should potentially elect the deputy mayor was first tossed around in early last year. "I believe this is an important enough position that it should be the taxpayers who elect the deputy mayor," said Martinello. "And we've had lots of time to consider this." Currently, council appoints a new deputy mayor each year. Toward the end of 2016 for instance, council appointed Deputy Mayor Laura Vink unanimously. Coun. Brian Ostrander previously served in the role. Council approved the motion for a staff report at the latest meeting. It's anticipated a report will return to the table in late March. With chief administrative officer (CAO) Bill Watson now in place for several months, Martinello said it made sense to revisit the motion at the latest meeting and considering "we're coming into the election zone." "I put this forward, because I do, I think it should be the taxpayers that decide who the deputy mayor is going to be and I say this against nobody," said Martinello. "The other thing is, in the event that you have a split council, it will always be the majority that determines who the deputy mayor is ... and I've experienced this in my first term ... and I think, to an extent it's happening on this council." Martinello doesn't want to be deputy mayor, he said, but would like to see the municipality be more like Cramahe or Cobourg and have the person filling that role elected. The position of deputy mayor is not a necessary position though, according to the Municipal Act, noted Watson, as he exchanged some thoughts with council on the subject. Watson said there's a lot for council to consider and more than a few ways of looking at the idea. One of the things council should consider is there's a limited pool of people who will typically run for council in a municipality, said Watson. Council should consider whether putting the

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

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

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

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

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Resident asks council to take closer look at recorded votes SARAH HYATT sarah.hyatt24@gmail.com

Brighton - At least one resident would like council to discuss the use of recorded votes and for council to "reach a consensus as to when they are appropriate and useful." Dave Cutler says he follows council's deliberations through both online recordings and by occasionally attending meetings. It's through these followings; the resident said he "noted anecdotally that recorded votes are a frequent occurrence." After examining the matter more and searching meeting records from 2016, Cutler shared his findings and thoughts with council, through correspondence included in the Feb. 6 agenda. Cutler reports a total of 52

recorded votes, over 22 meetings examined. About 17 of the meetings had one or more recorded votes, with just five meetings with no recorded votes. Cutler referenced two meetings that included six instances of recorded votes. While gathering his data, Cutler hoped council would consider the information when making a decision on the live streaming of meetings. Council already, however, decided against budgeting funds for live streaming. The resident further outlined in his report, he hoped his findings might be useful to council in the future. Cutler said of the meetings examined, Coun. John Martinello had requested 39 of the recorded votes. Another eight were requested by Coun. Steven Baker, three by Mayor

Mark Walas and two by Coun. Brian Ostrander. Coun. Mary Tadman and Deputy Mayor Laura Vink, did not request any recorded votes of the meetings examined by Cutler. There was no reference to Coun. Roger McMurray.

“If that’s the cost for democracy, I’m willing to pay it and I think most ratepayers are ... I haven’t had one ratepayer complain about recorded votes to me.” COUN. JOHN MARTINELLO

Of the recorded votes examined "few appeared to be significant policy decisions or issues that were particularly contentious between council members," according to Cutler. But McMurray insists - it's any council members' right, to

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call for a recorded vote. Baker echoed a similar message at the recent meeting, saying as he was elected to sit on council and under the Municipal Act, it was his right when he deemed it was in the public's interest, to ask for a recorded

vote. And until he doesn't sit on council, he will continue to do so, he said. It's commonly understood the recorded vote option is provided, so council can ensure the record will show how they voted on a specific motion, should constituents wish to check, said Cutler. But as such, "it would be expected that use would be confined to contentious issues." Results of Cutler's analysis however, suggest this wasn't the case for at least 40 per cent of the instances reviewed, he said. Cutler included a table summary in his correspondence. The residents' concerns are - each call for a recorded vote extends meeting times - adding costs in staff time and potentially pushing the meeting beyond the three-hour mark, trig-

gering additional council costs. On Feb. 6, Martinello called for a recorded vote at the start of the meeting, to approve an amendment to the agenda. "I timed it, it took 45 seconds," he said. "I call for a recorded vote when I feel it's important ..." According to Cutler, the frequent use of recorded votes may also been seen as "disrupting the smooth flow of business." It's further suggested the resident outlined, that frequent requests for recorded votes tend to emphasize divisions among council members and may be perceived as being used to make political points, rather than moving the agenda forward. While Coun. Brian Ostrander could understand Cutler's frustration in a sense, there are other issues around the council table, which are procedural that may be slowing council down more, he said. "Do we have too many recorded votes? I guess," said Ostrander. But with that said, it's a widely known and used process for council, and so council, staff and the public - so people know who and how issues are being voted on and that's important, insists Ostrander. Ostrander added he wouldn't encourage any councillors to stop using proper procedure

and also noted, he's known to request a recorded vote from time-to-time on issues he believes are important. This way, residents in turn, can also make informed decisions, said Ostrander. But for Cutler, he's expressed worries that such frequent use tends to set a more "argumentative tone" for council debate, resulting in less productive exchange and difficulty in reaching consensus. Martinello called Cutler's findings at the Feb. meeting "frivolous." To say that the usage of recorded votes is causing great hardships or likely causing frustration, for staff and council "just doesn't wash," he said. At most, you're looking at something like three recorded votes in a meeting, which means the bottom line is, this may add another two minutes in a meeting, said Martinello. "If that's the cost for democracy, I'm willing to pay it and I think most ratepayers are ... I haven't had one ratepayer complain about recorded votes to me," said Martinello. Cutler was suggesting the live streaming of meetings may give all members of council assurance their individual vote would be available for all to review, potentially decreasing the use and need for recorded votes.


Cold Creek County gets 2017 Juno nomination SARAH HYATT sarah.hyatt24@gmail.com

Brighton - It's shaping up to be another big and successful year for the local band Cold Creek County. The group has earned a 2017 Juno nomination for "Breakthrough Group of the Year." The band includes founders Brandon Scott of Brighton, Hastings' Doug Oliver and brothers Josh and Justin Lester from the Frankford area, Trevor McLeod of Stratford and Jordan Honsinger. The 2017 Juno Awards and Juno Week celebrations take place from March 27 to April 2 this year in Ottawa. As reported online via the Juno Award's website, Ottawa last hosted the awards in 2012. This year, the Juno Awards will serve as a major highlight and event for Canada's capital during celebrations of Canada's 150th anniversary. The 46th annual Juno Awards will be broadcast on CTV from the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Cold Creek County is up against: Bleeker, Bob Moses, the Dirty Nil and the Zolas for "Breakthrough Group of the Year." A humble group of guys, the band congratulated all

Local band Cold Creek County will be looking to add some hardware at the upcoming Juno Awards. They are nominated for ‘Breakthrough Group of the Year’. Submitted photo

Juno nominees via social media accounts and on Facebook on Feb. 10. Earlier in the week, on Feb. 7, the band posted, "Can't believe that we just got the announcement that we are nominated for breakthrough group of the year at this year's Juno Awards! Wow! #Honoured." Also this year, the local band will join artists like Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and Brantley Gilbert at the 2017 Boots and Hearts Music Festival in Oro-Medonte, Ont. The festival will take place at the Burl's Creek Event Grounds, from Aug. 10-13. The band made the announcement again, on Feb. 7 via Facebook. "Happy Tuesday every-

one!" the post read. "We are so pumped to announce that we will join the other great artists at Boots and Hearts this year! This is one we won't forget for a long time, so thank you to everyone at Boots and Hearts Music Festival and to all our fans!" In 2016 the group added several pieces of hardware to their trophy case, hauling in big awards from the Canadian Country Music Association, and at the Country Music Association of Ontario awards gala in Markham. The band also won a Canadian Radio Music Award for best new country group or solo artist. - With files from Bill Freeman

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Brighton – Orphaned patients and residents without a health care provider or doctor are being reminded and urged to register with Health Care Connect. The physician recruitment and retention committee met in January and reiterated the importance of residents registering as soon as possible, if they have not already done so. CAO Bill Watson for the Municipality of Brighton, has also sent out a press release, recommending residents register with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health Care Connect program. “New physicians will come and as they come in, people need to make sure they’re signed up on this list – it’s very, very important,” said Bob Canuel, chairman for the committee. “This is something that’s very important for the public at large too, people need to be doing this as soon as possible, it’s a key thing.” Through Health Care Connect, Brighton can send a message of the current needs of residents. But right now, the numbers aren’t conveying the right message, reports Canuel. What the committee doesn’t want is the ministry to look at current numbers and draw the conclusion, Brighton doesn’t have a problem, said Canuel. While work will continue at the committee and municipal levels to attract and recruit doctors and other health care providers in the new year, both parties want to ensure the ministry is

getting the message – Brighton does need help. “When our residents are registered with Health Care Connect, it sends the message to the government to help in the future and with funding support,” said Canuel. The current numbers are not enforcing the right message and do not indicate the issues in the community, said Canuel. Beginning in earlier 2016, physician recruitment returned to the forefront for the community. Residents began voicing concerns over the future of local health care and accessibility to services, in the wake of Dr. Ronald Twiddy’s retirement. The addition of two new physicians was announced in 2016 for the Brighton-Quinte West Family Health Team. But health care and municipal officials have repeatedly stated: the quest is far from over in terms of recruitment, with “a significant number of unattached patients” reported last year. Health Care Connect, as outlined, is a program funded by the ministry that helps people find a doctor or nurse practitioner, if they don’t have one. Once registered, a care connector will work with residents to find health care providers accepting new patients. Contact Health Care Connect for more information or to register by telephone at 1-800445-1822 or online via www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect. Watson outlined another helpful link which may guide residents through the process is: www.ontario.ca/page/find-family-doctoror-nurse-practitioner.

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I first saw Gina Boyd when she acted in the Brighton Barn Theatre’s production of Funny Thing Called Love. I thought she was brilliant. So, interviewing her was like trying to solve a mystery: How come she was such an exceptional actress? Born in Port Perry, Boyd graduated from the local high school and moved to Peterborough to attend Fleming College. While working towards a degree in Police Education, she was an assistant head coach of the college’s gymnastic team. Upon graduating, she had a full head of steam heading towards her goal of working for the Metro Police Department. But, as she tells it, “Within 10 days, I got sidetracked because I wasn’t old enough to join the police department. General Motors in Oshawa hired me for their fire and security division. When I became 21, I reapplied for the police job but GM kept promoting me. By 25, I was a sergeant in security, eventually ending up in labour relations.” At GM, she met her future husband who lived in Brighton. Consequently, Boyd moved to Brighton in 2000 where they got married. In 2009, Gina Boyd took early retirement and shifted into high gear by opening a boutique in downtown

Brighton. Two years ago, the plot thickened so to speak: She was approached by a Barn Theatre director to play the part of a mobster’s wife: “I had a ball and fell in love with acting.” I asked how come she was so good at it. Her initial reply was, “I have no idea,” but as we talked the mystery was slowly solved: “Into my 20s, I was a real athlete attending gym six days a week, into body building, and got a black belt in karate. I was very disciplined. (An important trait in acting.) One day, when I was 25, my father looked at my knuckles that were always black and blue and he said, ‘You need to learn to be a lady.’(She laughed.) So, he introduced me to someone who had a modeling school.” Boyd ended up modeling (“being a walking mannequin” she called it) in Toronto and all over, on TV and in magazines, while managed by an agency. One more piece of the acting puzzle solved: She said, “From modeling I learned to have stage presence and poise.” I pressed further, again asking how she could act so well. She replied, laughing, “If you spent all your time in labour relations, dealing with GM unions, you would know how to act, as well. It involved huge

emotions, playing both the softy and the poker-face hard-ass in contract negotiations. Through a lot of practice, I totally absorb myself in the character. I have a lot of imagination. (And an innate talent.) When acting, I stay in character. I am not me (which takes discipline.) Mystery solved.” Boyd is just one of a remarkable and predominate string of wonder women who own businesses on Main Street: “We are all friends, “said Boyd. “There is no competition. Like a family, we promote each other. We build on our community. That is how Brighton thrives. Your community is what you put into it so be kind, polite and respectful. Give everything you got every day.” Boyd’s next performance is in the Barn’s production of The Savannah Sipping Society (April 21st to May 6th) and not unlike our downtown’s ladies, it’s about a group of ladies who help each other out. Meanwhile, visit www.gboydboutique.ca (Brighton resident Vic Schukov is a long-time journalist and writer of biography books for everyday people. Please visit his website at www. Photo by Vic Schukov foreverwithyoumemoirs.com; vicGina Boyd shown here at her Main Street boutique. torschukov@gmail.com )

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Northumberland farmers want to see land tax at status quo BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Northumberland County – Area farmers, whose agricultural land has soared in value – double in some cases – are asking the county to keep their share of the tax burden at the traditional level. A senior policy analyst with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture was to make the case at county council Feb. 15, accompanied by local representatives of farm organizations. “We’re trying to prevent a decision that would negatively impact the bottom line of the beef farmers,” said Doug Gray, a Castleton-area farmer who’s a director with the Northumberland Cattlemen’s Association. He also serves as a liaison with the Northumberland Federation of Agriculture and is an advisory councillor with Beef Farmers of Ontario. Farmland in Northumberland increased in value over four years by 123 per cent as of Jan. 1, 2016, while residential values went up just 12 per cent, the OFA presentation states. If the tax ratio for farmland is

kept at 25 per cent of the residential tax rate, it would double the amount of tax dollars farmers contribute to the county from 1.3 per cent to 2.6 per cent, by the time the new assessments are phased in completely by 2020. (In Cramahe Township, farmers account for six per cent of municipal tax revenues.) The OFA analysis recommends the tax ratio for farm properties be lowered incrementally over the same period, from 20 per cent in 2017 down to 13 per cent in 2020, to maintain the current proportion of tax burden between classes (residential, farm and commercial). Higher taxes would be another blow for farmers after last summer’s drought, when “there wasn’t enough rain to produce the hay that we normally have,” Gray said. “There’s been a lot of farmers who have had to reduce their herd size to get through the winter to have enough feed for the young ones.” He reduced his herd from around 85 animals to 65. Having to pay higher taxes for

land now valued twice what it had been would be “just another nail in the coffin,” Gray said. The cost of renting farmland will also go up, he added. He owns 140 acres and leases another 300. “The beef industry is under pressure now,” he said. “There’s a lot of older farmers getting out of the business and we’re not seeing a whole lot of younger people getting in.” He doesn’t see himself exiting the industry any time soon. “We’re going to try to persevere with what we have and see where it takes us,” he said. “The pressure is there. We’ll have to see what the bottom line is.” 2015 was “a very good year ... but since then prices have slid a bit,” Gray said. “We’re on a slight recovery but nowhere where we should be.” He was putting the word out for farmers to attend the Feb. 15 county council meeting because “it’s going John Campbell/Metroland to be a lot easier to make a change Castleton-area beef farmer Doug Gray is hoping Northumberland now, than if they go with the status County will respond positively to a request by farmers to keep their quo and a whole bunch of people share of the tax burden as is. start crying about it (afterwards).”

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Sit down and have a ‘Coffee with the Mayor’ BY SARAH HYATT

Brighton – The snow didn’t deter more than a few folks from making the trek to have ‘Coffee with the Mayor’ on Monday morning. “I’m encouraged by the attendance and the feedback received, which were both very positive … despite it being mid-February and a huge snowstorm the day before,” said Mayor Mark Walas, after the first Coffee with the Mayor session Monday. Earlier in the new year, the mayor announced the new initiative in hopes of connecting with more residents within the municipality and improving communica-

tion. The Coffee with the Mayor sessions are meant to be informal, explains Walas. The sessions offer residents the chance to have their say. The first session took place Monday, at the King Edward Park Community Centre from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., with conversations with the mayor ranging from roadwork, to seniors housing. “Any level of feedback is encouraged at the sessions,” said Walas. The Coffee with the Mayor sessions offer residents the opportunity to speak directly with the mayor and to discuss any

concerns, thoughts, ideas or even constructive criticism, explains Walas. Residents may also just have questions – and those are welcome too. Walas is encouraging residents who may not have had the chance to stop by this time, to visit with him for the next Coffee with the Mayor session. The new initiative will run on a monthly basis and on the second Monday of every month. That means the next session will take place on Monday, March 13, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., at the King Edward Park Community Centre. Mayor Mark Walas. File photo.

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

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Brighton Public Library picks up Minister’s Award for Innovation BY SARAH HYATT

Brighton – For empowering folks to develop the necessary skills in an everchanging digital world, the Brighton Public Library recently brought home the Minister’s Award for Innovation. The Brighton library was recognized amongst the best in their class (the small library category), during the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) recent Super Conference and Public Library Service Awards gala. “This is certainly a first for us,” said acting CEO for the library, Heather Ratz. The library took home the award for its Tech Help One on One program. The library first conducted the program in May and June of 2015, with the assistance of Ontario Library Capacity funding. The tech help initiative began in a presentation format, but survey feedback showed that more focused, oneon-one sessions were necessary, said Ratz. The library has continued to offer the program since and currently aims to offer the program three times a year. The next session will be in May/ June.

The program runs for about six weeks each time. So during that time, staff is available to help patrons with any techrelated questions, whether to do with iPhones, iPads, social media or e-readers, said Ratz. The program focuses on offering people the chance to learn one-on-one with a staff member, to ensure individual needs are met. CEO Mellissa D’Onofrio-Jones, who is currently on maternity leave and Ratz, accepted the award presented by Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister, Eleanor McMahon, at the recent gala on behalf of the library. To be shortlisted and invited to the awards ceremony, that was one thing, but to take home the award and for the recognition, library staff is humbled, said Ratz. “We were among our library peers which was really nice,” added Ratz. The ministry reports the Brighton Public Library’s tech help project, responds directly to an illustrated need for more focused, cost effective tech help for community members. Brighton’s library provides about 200 half-hour sessions to residents in a year. “The program’s been very well re-

ceived in the community and I think it fills the needs for many seniors who don’t want to get left behind as technology advances,” said Ratz. “This program has been successful due to both past and present staff and I think another big part of its success has been, because patrons can come in here and get that focused attention in a friendly environment and work out whatever issues they may have.” The OLA during its Super Conference and awards gala recognizes several individuals and organizations that have “greatly contributed to Ontario’s libraries.” From library advocacy, to program development, the OLA’s award winners have supported schools, academics and public libraries with “outstanding service to their communities.” Submitted photo

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Cramahe Canada 150 Committee working hard on anniversary events BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Cramahe Township – Grow a beard. Design a stamp. Nominate a person for a new award. You can do these and more to help Cramahe Township not only Canada’s 150th anniversary but also the municipality’s 225th. They’re among the special events that the Cramahe Canada 150 committee have put together for what promises to be a very exciting year. The theme it’s chosen is: Celebrating Country, Celebrating Community. The committee received $50,000 from the Canada 150 Fund to do its work and its first expenditure was to purchase ukuleles to hand out to 80 students at Colborne and Northumberland Hills public schools and to pay for their instructors. The 24-week program will be capped off with public concerts in July and August. The instruments were chosen because they “are very easy to learn ... and they’re low cost,” said Chauncy Perry, the committee’s treasurer. The main celebration will take place the Civic Holiday Weekend Aug. 4-6, which will include a street dance, dinner, car rally and “fun fayre” with attractions such as interactive workshops – birdhouse building and spinning, for example – and old-fashioned competitions, sack races and three-legged races among them. Families who can trace their presence in the community back 150 years or more will be invited to set up displays showing their histories. “Heritage and culture isn’t just buildings or events, it’s family,” said committee chair Jim Williams. The committee has organized a stamp competition in which the challenge is to design a stamp that conveys “What Canada Means to You”. There are two categories, youth (preschool to 18) and adult. The art work is to be done on a standard white sheet of paper, using a medium

chosen by the entrant. Entries must be submitted at the Colborne or Castleton library by March 14. Cramahe residents will have until May 16 to vote for their favourite. Canada Post will print 2,000 stamps, enough for one per household, A beard-growing contest will kick off at the Apple Blossom Tyme Festival May 27-28, with the winners to be announced at the event in August. An artists studio tour for just the township will take place as well. Artisans will be featured as well. The committee agreed to contribute $1,500 to the effort. “We’re helping them get started ... Hopefully it will turn into an annual event.” committee secretary Pat Westrope said. “Another event we hope will carry on is the establishment of an Order of Cramahe,” to be awarded to a person, group or business who has made long-term contributions to Cramahe through volunteerism or community building, Williams said. “The first year we could have as many as 10 (recipients),” he said, as people who are deceased can be nominated as well. The nomination forms will be available on the municipal and committee websites and at the library. A unique Hoselton sculpture will be presented each recipient and the intent is to turn into annual event. The committee has been meeting since November 2015. “In the beginning it was mass confusion, everyone came with their ideas how to celebrate Canada’s 150,” Williams said. Trees provided by Lower Trent Conservation will be sold to raise funds at the Apple Blossom Tyme Festival in Colborne. For more information about upcoming events as part of the anniversary celebrations, visit the committee’s Facebook page.

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Castleton – Reality has a nasty habit of ending people’s dreams. But Candace Cox and her husband Mitchell are refusing to let it end theirs, to establish a performing arts centre within 90 minutes of a large city. They were living in Alberta when their search for a site ultimately led to a three-storey grist mill in Castleton, built in the mid-1800s and long out of use. “It’s a perfect property ... (with) a lot of character,” Candace said. The couple - she’s an actor who coaches young performers, he’s a classical pianist -- bought the mill and moved to Castleton with their three children in 2011. They had begun fixing up the building when a dispute arose over ownership of land on the north side of the mill which gave them access to the back of their 19-acre property. The Coxes had already spent $125,000 on upgrades to the mill so they launched a lawsuit to settle the matter. “It has complicated life a lot,” Candace Cox said. The legal wrangle has gone on for four years but she’s confident that new information unearthed in historical documents about where the property boundary line actually runs has finally resolved the dispute, so that the couple can devote their time to establishing The Mill at Piper Creek Arts and Heritage Centre. Their dream has taken on the form of a registered non-profit organization with a board of directors drawn largely from the local community. “It was too much for us to do as private individuals,” Candace Cox said, and “there’s quite a bit more work to be done on the mill.” “We were at a crossroads: This is really costing us a lot, do we pack it in? But we didn’t.” Instead they held a public meeting last November to gauge local interest, which resulted in the board’s formation. “Our plan is to preserve as much of a museum quality to it as we can because we love the building and respect it,” she said. Two fundraisers have been held thus far at the Castleton Town Hall with the second taking place last Friday. The goal is to raise $30,000.

Rural setting no impediment to drawing acts, audiences

Castleton - Being located in a hamlet off the beaten path won’t be a problem for The Mill at Piper Creek Arts and Heritage Centre drawing performers or attracting audiences. “We are not worried about that,” Candace Cox said, noting both fundraisers were sold out and drew people from as far away as Toronto. “I really trust the community to want (what the centre will offer),” she said. “It’s enriching” and there’s “an enthusiasm for the performing arts.” “The possibility of this place is enormous ... We’re really going to start to develop the area as a destination.” Board member Steafan Hannigan, who has worked as a technical director, audio engineer and lighting person on shows, points to Westben Arts Festival Theatre in Campbellford and 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook as ventures that have succeeded in rural settings. “It’s not about the size of the venue, it’s about the size of the entertainment,” he said. “All artists are looking for exactly this kind of small venue,” to fill gaps in their schedule between dates at large centres. Cox noted “the area is saturated with really talented professional performers” and the centre will provide them with opportunities to work as well.

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The Cox family, including Caelan and his mother Candace, moved to Castleton in 2011 and began work on creating a performing arts centre in the hamlet. The venture is now a registered non-profit corporation with a board of directors that include Graham Norcutt, on the left, and Steafan Hannigan. The fundraisers, both ceilidhs, are intended to showcase the type of mixed, professional entertainment the centre will bring to the community, while encouraging and supporting local artists and businesses.   Another fundraiser is planned for Saint Patrick’s Day with folk singer Maria Dunn in concert. Her sixth album, Gathering, has been nominated for a 2017 Juno Award, Traditional Roots Album of the Year.

“Our plan is to have a multipurpose entertainment space,” featuring acts from across Canada performing “all genres of music and theatre,” Cox said. The Mill at Piper Creek Arts and Heritage Centre has also launched Founding Friends drive, at a cost

of $30 for individuals and $60 for families to be a part of the venture. “It’s not a membership, it’s a friendship,” Cox said. To learn more about the centre, visit www.themillatpipercreek.ca.

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Six recent snowmobiler deaths have the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) urging snowmobilers to stop taking unnecessary risks while riding. The latest series of incidents bring this winter’s snowmobiler fatalities to 13, compared to eight deaths at this point last season, stated OPP Sgt. Lisa Grenier, specialized patrol coordinator, Highway Safety Division, in an OPP press

release. OPP investigators are linking the fatalities to riding on unsafe ice, speeding, loss of control, alcohol use and driver inattention, said Grenier, confirming that driver behaviours continue to cause preventable snowmobile deaths. In the first week of February, an 11-year-old girl died after her snowmobile collided with a transport truck as she attempted to cross a major highway and in another collision one snowmobile driver was killed and another in critical condition

after two snowmobiles crashed head-on. Members of the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit also brought to shore the body of a man who was driving a snowmobile over a lake, the third incident of the season where a snowmobiler died while riding on unsafe ice, stated Grenier. “The vast majority of these incidents are not random accidents that can happen to just any snowmobiler. Somewhere along the way a risk was taken or an error in

judgement was made,” said OPP deputy commissioner Brad Blair, provincial commander, traffic safety and operational support. “Sadly, tragedies occurred at an alarming rate last week and the only way to prevent them is for every snowmobiler to eliminate all forms of risk when riding.” The OPP and OFSC would like to remind the snowmobile community that family members can positively influence those who take unnecessary risks on a snowmobile.

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Housing Corporation to establish Havelock-specific data; for a similar facility in Lakefield its Havelock – A plan to bring 32 $610 for one bedroom and $717 units of affordable seniors housPart of SurNet Insurance Group Inc. for two bedrooms. ing (12 earmarked for support“As a landlord we have to ive care) to Havelock has been make sure the money that comes warmly embraced. into this building can sustain it,” The $5 million to $6.5 milshe said. “After the building is lion project by the Peterborough built there is no more money goHousing Corporation (PHC) inHarold Fledderus Jessica Hoornweg Rebecca Veenstra C.A.I.B. R.I.B. R.I.B. ing in.” cludes two quad bungalows and Occupants can’t own propa 24 unit building on property • HOME • autO • businEss • FaRM • LiFE erty, although the PHC will • tRaVEL • GROuP• DisabiLitY • inVEstMEnts off Old Norwood Road near the take applications from property site of a proposed 128-bed long “If you don’t know Insurance, know your Insurance Broker” owners but won’t process them term care facility and could be until they have a “firm offer” open as early as the fall of 2018 on their property. The income if there are no snags. threshold is $33,000. The city “I see this as a model a lot of of Peterborcommunities across rural Onough has tario can benefit from,” Mayor pledged $1 Ron Gerow said. “I see this as an million with answer for a lot of needs of rural the PHC residents.” “This is exactly what (we) need,” resident Don Graham said. “They can start Claims against the Estate of Diego Julio Garcia-Lopez, late of digging tomorrow as far as I’m conBrighton, Ontario (who died on January 6, 2017) must be in our cerned.” “It’s such a hands by April 2, 2017, after which the Estate will be distributed. positive thing,” added Miz Watson. “The whole February 8, 2017 key is independence and affordSOLOWAY WRIGHT LLP ability.” “It’s excellent,” Attention: Travis A. Webb Rae McCutcheon Barristers & Solicitors said. “It’s a good start on this de700-427 Laurier Avenue West TO AVOID PRICE INCREASE velopment.”

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house. “The quad bungalows are suited to seniors able to do a little landscaping, but still want to downsize and have something in a country setting. They absolutely love to be able to age in place in their own communities.” Amenity space includes a large “congregant” dining area, lounge and storage with office space for agencies. The VON and Community Care are seeking space in the building. The PHC is still working from conceptual drawings and is talking to two or three agencies about what their needs might be, Cook added. The affordable housing is 20 per cent below average market rent. Cook says they’ll look to the Canadian Mortgage and

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Publication of fantasy novel “dream come true” for former Brighton resident BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Brighton – As a young man Nicholas Eames aspired to write a book and have it get published. It turned out to be a fantasy – bearing the title Kings of the Wyld. The debut novel by the East Northumberland Secondary School graduate goes on sale Feb. 21, the first of three he has been contracted to write for Orbit Books, an international publisher that specializes in fantasy and science fiction. Kings of the Wyld is about a famous mercenary band, Saga, that comes out of retirement to rescue the daughter of one of its members. To succeed in their quest they have to make their way through a treacherous forest and do battle with a horde of monsters. Eames says the main characters are “loosely representative” of members of a typical rock band and the book abounds in musical references. “The allegory is subtle enough” that not every reader will pick up on it, Eames said, but for those who do it will “add to their enjoyment.”

To help with that he’s provided a list of the songs “that directly inspired certain scenes or characters” and “are the ones most responsible for the story as it unfolded.” The “soundtrack” can be found on his website, www.nicholaseames.com. “I was trying to write a book that my mom would like, even if she wasn’t my mom,” Eaves said. He dedicated the novel to her, Joe Towes, a teacher at Spring Valley Public School, his father Terry Eames, and his stepmother Rose. They were all “very, very supportive (and) never, ever said get a real job, which is amazing,” said Eames, 39, who worked as a server in the restaurant industry for years while living in Vancouver before moving to Kingston last summer to be nearer his family. Getting published is “definitely a dream come true for me,” he said. “As time wore on I really hoped that it would happen, almost for them because they would be rewarded for their patience and support.” Eames said he set out to write a fantasy that is “more accessible” than other books in the genre, largely by

making it “funnier ... I was aiming for about a laugh a page at least.” His editor asked him tone down “anything that was over the top ridiculous ... so that the poignant parts would carry more weight.” His hope is that readers will find Kings of the Wyld a fun read with “lots of laughs” but will also be “touched a little bit emotionally.” He wanted it to be “the kind of book that they can give to (friends) and promise them they’re going to enjoy it.” Eames wrote sports for The Independent while a high school student (and appeared on its front page twice for artwork he had done in the community). The experience “helped give me confidence” that he could write, he said. Writing Kings of the Wyld “took a lot of hard work” -- he spent 12 years on another novel that he finally abandoned after multiple rejections – but he “still was very lucky” to first get an agent, and then land a book deal. You can purchase the novel online or at Lighthouse Books in Brighton.

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Former Brighton resident and a graduate of East Northumberland Secondary School, Nicholas Eames has written a fantasy novel, with an official release date of Feb. 21. Kings of the Wyld can be purchased at Lighthouse Books in Brighton. John Campbell/Metroland

Cancer Treatment and Hearing Loss Regardless of age, cancer patients may experience a variety of common side effects caused by chemo and radiation therapies, such as nausea and hair loss. But many people may be unaware that hearing loss is also a common side effect, and can impact patients years after treatment. Toxicities from chemotherapy and radiation can cause damage in the inner ear structures that leads to hearing loss. This is called ototoxicity. Sign of ototoxicity from chemotherapy • Dizziness • Tinnitus: ringing, buzzing, or pulsing in the ears • Hearing loss: hearing may continue to decrease even after chemotherapy treatments end

The purpose of this meeting is to receive the Annual Reports of the Board of Directors and Auditors; to elect four Directors for the 2017-2020 term, and to transact other business as may properly come before the meeting. Members will also consider and, if thought appropriate, approve by special resolution an amendment to the Credit Union’s articles of amalgamation changing the Credit Union’s head office address to 14 Hunter Street East, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B2. The full resolution is available on Kawartha Credit Union’s website (www.kawarthacu.com) and in their branches.

The most common chemotherapy drugs that cause hearing loss are: • Cisplatin • Carboplatin

Note: Copies of the financial statements and reports will be available on Kawartha’s website and in their branches 10 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Remember to ask your physician about a hearing evaluation and consultation if you notice dizziness, tinnitus, or hearing loss while undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Many physicians now recommend a pre-treatment hearing evaluation so that potential changes can be monitored. You do not need a referral to schedule a hearing test.

Both drugs are used to treat a variety of different cancers. If you or someone you know is taking these drugs, we recommend you have a conversation regarding their effects on your hearing. Can anything be done to avoid this type of hearing loss? Ototoxicity represents an active area of research right now. Cancer researchers are looking at agents that might prevent hearing loss, but won’t inhibit the anti-tumor effects of the cancer treatment. Antibiotics that might help reverse ototoxicity are also being studied, and there’s research being done to develop chemotherapy drugs that won’t cause hearing loss.

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Havelock Hawks edged by Wild BY BILL FREEMAN

Havelock – The Havelock Midget Hawks lost a 3-2 squeaker to the Brock Township Wild in Tri County action Feb. 9 at the HBM Community Centre. The loss allowed the Millbrook Stars (6-32) to pull into a first-place tie with the Hawks (6-4-2) in Group 1 second half regular-season standings, just one point clear of the Durham Crusaders (5-2-3) and two up on the Mariposa Lightning (4-3-4).

The Hawks finished second in the first half Group 2 standings with a 12-4-1 record, four points behind the Crusaders (14-2-1) and five ahead of the third-place Kawartha Coyotes (97-2). The Lightning (13-2-3) finished first in the Group 1 standings. The Brock Township win avenged a 5-0 Jan. 15 loss to the Hawks. Havelock and the Crusaders skated to a 4-4 tie on Feb. 5. They dropped a tough 6-4 game to Mariposa Feb. 4.

Heart-stopping win by Campbellford at Back of Cordova curling challenge BY SUE DICKENS

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Marceau is a handsome nine-month-old already neutered and ready for his forever home. He’s on the reserved side but once he gets to know you, he’s affectionate and loving. Marceau played “big brother” to younger kittens, and is very cat friendly as well. Please let us know if you’d like to make arrangements to meet him in his foster home, and visit our website to download our adoption application. The Cat’s Cradle has been reorganized and remodelled in order to serve our customers better and run the store more effectively. And we are selling clothes again. “Cat’s Cradle – New to You Boutique” - Where you can meet and visit more available cats and kittens who are also looking for a forever home. We are open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marmora – In a heartstopping finale, the Campbellford team won the prestigious Back of Cordova Challenge trophy, at the curling bonspiel which was held during the 39th annual SnoFest weekend. "It was very close. The winning team won by threequarters of a point," said organizer Wendy Bateman who was also competing. "Our team lost one game and won one game," she said, with a good natured This Campellford team won the Back of Cordona Challenge. grin. She was lead on that Pictured are Skip Ron Hart and fellow curlers Ben Godden, team which was skipped by Dylan Hart and Nathan O’Connor. Submitted photo Dean Mawer. The Back of Cordova Challenge saw 22 teams compete on the ice of the brightly lit, newly renovated rink. The winning Campbellford team was led by skip Ron Hart with fellow curlers Ben Godden, Dylan Hart and Nathan O'Connor. Curlers in the bonspiel came from Marmora, nearby Campbellford and Springbrook and from as far away as St. Catharines and Rochester. The Back of Cordova Challenge trophy has been battled for since 1984.

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Stars finish the season with shot at escaping basement BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Colborne – With one game left on their schedule, the Northumberland Stars had a shot of finishing one spot above last place for the second season in a row in the South Division of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League. Heading into their final game, at home Feb. 15 against the Toronto Attack, the Stars were tied with Tillsonburg with identical records of 10-30-2,

but the Hurricanes’ season had already come to an end. Their opponent, the Toronto Attack, held a 3-2 edge in the season series, with the teams alternating wins and losses. If the trend continues, Northumberland stood a good chance of winning, as the Attack won the previous encounter Jan. 25. On the other hand, the team had lost five straight games, including 3-2 in overtime against the Oshawa RiverKings at the Keeler Centre Feb. 8 and 7-2 to

the Toronto Predators Feb. 11. Sergey Khormov scored one and assisted on Malik Henry’s goal in the loss at home. Brody Dyck and Ian Elvery were the goal-scorers for Northumberland in last Saturday’s defeat. Dyck’s goal was his 23rd in 24 games, tops on the team. His 37 points put him in second, behind Matt Davies, who had 46 (18 goals, 28 assists) heading into the final week.


Horrible season mercifully comes to an end for the Rebels BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Campbellford - The Campbellford Rebels have laid to rest their worst season in the club's 24-year history: just one point in 38 games. "Extremely disappointing," said team president Jim Peeling, who has been with the Rebels since their inception. Managing just one tie "is very, very hard to accept." The Rebels were scheduled to play 42, but they forfeited games due to a shortage of players and cancelled others because of bad weather. "We have been having trouble getting players out" in recent weeks, and the diminished roster became an issue "from a player's safety standpoint," he said. "A couple of times, we just had 10 skaters." The Ontario Hockey Association requires a minimum of 13 players be dressed in addition to two goalies. The Rebels struggled out of the gate, losing 9-1 to the Port Hope Panthers in the season opener. After that it was one lopsided defeat after another, including 11-1 and 13-2 to Napanee, 11-1 to Gananoque, 14-2 to Picton, and 10-0, 9-0 and 11-0 to Port Hope, who finished first in the Tod Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League.

The team's most humiliating defeat was 16-1 to the Raiders in Napanee on Jan. 31, but almost as embarrassing was a 11-2 loss in Gananoque two days earlier in which Campbellford, playing with 10 skaters, surrendered 102 shots. "The way we were getting beat, the players lost interest, I guess," Peeling said. "Losing's not easy, losing is really, really tough." For those who stuck it out, "I find it very difficult to condemn anybody who made the commitment, be it the players, the coach, the general manager, anybody. They all tried, it just wasn't good enough." Despite the team's trials on the ice, Peeling said he "couldn't ask for better support" from the community, especially its sponsors. "The community backs us, it always has," he said, and he expects the Rebels will be "very close" to breaking even once all the numbers are crunched. Surprisingly, the Rebels' woeful record is not the worst ever compiled by a Jr. C team in the former Empire B league. North Frontenac went pointless an entire season, and the losing streak extended into parts of two others, Peeling said. Next season will be the Rebels' 25th and Peeling vowed the five-time league champs "will not have another year like this. We will be a competitive hockey team."

Bay of Quinte Championships G-Hawks fall 2-1 to Dukes

Wellington's goaltender, Connor Ryckman, Trenton - The Trenton Golden Hawks out- made 44 saves out of 45 shots, Trenton's Elliot shot the Wellington Dukes 45-22 on Friday Gerth saved 11 out of 13 shots in 30 minutes and night, but couldn't find the back of the net and Chris Janzen saved all nine shots he faced in 30 minutes. fell 2-1 on home ice. The Dukes faced 24 minutes in penalties on The first period started off with high energy from both teams and chances on net at both 12 infractions and Trenton faced six minutes in ends but the Dukes kicked off the scoring late in the box on three infractions. Coming up, the G-Hawks with host the the first with a goal by Jackson Arcan at 17:45. "I felt we dominated at times in the second pe- Georgetown Raiders on Friday Feb. 17 at 7:30 riod and limited Wellington to very few chances p.m. but they were able to capitalize on a non-threatening play," said G-Hawks assistant coach Kevin Forrest. Rory Milne's wide angle shot found the back of the net at 9:30 into the second period, bringing the Dukes up 2-0. The G-Hawks responded right away and finally got on the board with AGES 5 TO 15 a goal by co-captain Lucas Brown, assisted by Michael Silveri and Jordan Sat., Feb. 18th 8:30am to 12pm Chard, 11 minutes into the second. The Hawks outshot the Dukes 19-7 Sat., Feb. 25th 8:30am to 12pm in the second and 13-6 in the third but could not successfully find the back of the net to tie the game. at "It's not often you feel pretty good about the way you've played when TRENTON COMMUNITY you lose 2-1 but that was the case," said Forrest. "Credit to Wellington for GARDENS Trenton High School wrestler Jaxson Smith (L) took home a gold medal during the Bay of playing a very good game but I think FOR MORE INFO: Quinte Championships on Thursday Feb. 9 at Bayside Secondary School. THS took home ultimately it was our power play that let us down, going 0 for 7." www.quinteballhockey.ca BY ERIN STEWART

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

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

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Former Stirling Reeve Carl Bateman dies at 89 BY TERRY MCNAMEE

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

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

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

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Hastings Manor administrator getting help in staffing BY JACK EVANS

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

ing of a new executive staffer who will serve as assistant to department head Debbie Rollins, specifically for Hastings Manor in Belleville. CAO Jim Pine noted that at one time there were â&#x20AC;&#x153;site co-ordinatorsâ&#x20AC;? at both Hastings and Centennial Manors. A couple of years ago, the county cut those

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

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

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

  

                

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Three arrested in Roll Up Rim cup caper Belleville police have arrested three teens in a theft of boxes of Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest cups at the Wallbridge Loyalist Road Timâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outlet Feb. 2. Police had originally arrested Steven Seabold, 19, of Stirling, in a plot to steal â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Roll Up The Rimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cups by the caseload from a storage room at the Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outlet where he used to work. Security cameras captured the theft and police said they had been searching for two more suspects alleged to have worked with Seabold on the theft. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, a 17-year old Belleville boy, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was

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

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

Dan Clost We discovered several interesting facts in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column. Firstly, there was a time when a person could know everything there was to be known about the world. Carl von LinnĂŠ, or Carolus Linnaeus, was one of

those chaps. Secondly, in the gardening world, Linnaeus is the person who first introduced the idea of a binomial (or two-name system). Thirdly, it was until modern science (that is to say, what we called modern science in the 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) was able to examine the actual make up of plant cells that his Domain of the Three Kingdoms-animal, vegetable and mineral- was expanded in 1969. His method of arranging plants according to shared similarities continues to be the deciding factor as to how plants are ranked. Before we move into the actual process of naming plants, let me introduce two other concepts that some credit Linnaeus for introducing to science. One was the idea that a plant, or any living organism, did not exist in isolation and depended upon an interconnected environment. Today we routinely talk about food chains and the soil food web. Another idea was the thought that in order to diagnose or manage a plantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, you first

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

it down 9 more subsets, each one more rigidly defined) but, as mentioned last week, that is way beyond my pay scale. One way to look at this is how we would define ourselves in terms of the universe. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go from galaxy (Milky Way Domain) to solar system (egocentrically, still called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Solar System Kingdom) to planet (Earth, Division) to hemisphere (Northern Class) to continent (North America, Order) to country (Canada, Family) to province (Ontario Genus) to County (Northumberland Species) to municipality (Quinte West Cultivar) to town (Trenton, Forma). For the most part, we are interested in Genus and Species. In fact, this is the level where Linnaeus made his great contribution: he said every plant must be identified with binomial nomenclature. The most common language used is Latin unless a word origin can be traced back to Greek. The ICNCP prefers that plants which are found in the wild are identified

using Latin while deliberate hybrids, cultivars, etc. may employ less rigorous limits. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it works in real life. A very popular plant in the landscape is the Serviceberry. (Or perhaps a Shadblow, a Juneberry, a Sugarplum, a Chuckleberry or...you get the idea.) This plant is native to...well it depends on which of the above monikers you picked. To be precise, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m referring to Eukaryotes, Angiosperm, Eudicots, Rosids, Rosales, Rosacea, Amelanchier, canadensis. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way I remembered that, Gentle Reader. I had to look it up. What I do remember is that A. canadensis is in the Rosacea family and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big family. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find apples, hawthorns, mulberries and even roses; in fact, those plus 87 more genera can be pencilled in on the family tree. There is more to it than youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find in a short gardening column, but this will get you started. Just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to my shop and ask for bluebells.

REPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 2017 What is 4-H? 4-H is a non-profit positive youth development organization that spans 70 countries across the world and 12 provinces across the crountry. For over a century, 4-H Ontario has been working to build youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today 4-H Ontario is open to all youth across the province of all backgrounds. In 4-H, youth ages 6-21 and screened engaged volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, selfconfidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable leadership and life skills. With unique projects, club activities and local, regional and provincial programs, 4-H is a proven leader to: â&#x20AC;˘ Building effective leaders â&#x20AC;˘ Training successful speakers & communicators â&#x20AC;˘ Developing a variety of life and technical skills â&#x20AC;˘ Bringing families & communities together â&#x20AC;˘ Creating future opportunities for youth

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4-H Pledge I pledge My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to Larger Service, My Health to better living for my club, my community and my country. 4-H Clubs 4-H Ontario defines a â&#x20AC;&#x153;clubâ&#x20AC;? as a group of at least two screened volunteers in good standing and six participants. Under the guidance of club leaders, 4-H participants run the club, make the decisions and set and carry out the directions for the project. The club decides on a topic (project) and through leader instruction and hands on learning, participants spend 12 hours or more exploring the topic during meetings. New this year = there is no restriction on how many meetings need occur to make up these minimum 12 hours, 4-H Ontario policy does not restrict the number of clubs a member can belong to, however some 4-H Associations do have limits In order to successfully complete a project and receive credit, 4-H participants will: â&#x20AC;˘ Attend and participate in at least 2/3 of all club meetings time â&#x20AC;˘ Complete ALL club requirements to the satisfaction of the club leaders and â&#x20AC;˘ Participate in the club achievement program as developed by their leaders

How old do youth need to be to become 4-H participants? Cloverbuds Ages 6-8 === The Cloverbud Program is specifically geared to this group. Hastings County has in place a Cloverbud Program if you are interested in this program please contact Rebecca Posthumus at: rebeccavposthumus@gmail.com Members Ages 9-21 - Members can join clubs and complete as many projects as they desire. There are many other opportunities for members. *Age is based on a calendar year. For example, a youth who turns 9 years old on December 31, 2016 is considered to be 9 for the year 2017 If you have youth who is interested in the below listed clubs please contact the listed leaders for start dates: The Square Box Gardening Project: Beth Lake: bethlake5@gmail.com The Dairy Project! Learn how to care for a dairy calf and how to prepare it for show! Analyze the ins and outs of dairy production! South Hastings Dairy Club: Edward Huffman: 613-885-6037 ehuffman@xplornet.ca Sterling-Tweed Dairy Club: Tim Hunt 613-478-6143 gdhunt@sympatico.ca Brian Sillsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 613-477-1533 bnasills@xplornet.com

The Beef Project! Be introduced to how to care for a beef project calf. Learn about todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purebred and commercial beef markets. Centre Hastings Beef Club: Megan Burnside: 613-242-8775 megb75@gmail.com Marcie Reavie: 613-336-8796 All Livestock Clubs are summer clubs and they run from April to September, while other clubs can be anytime of the year. Leaders of the livestock clubs will help members locate calves. The Horse Project! Being a top horseman or horsewoman requires learning all you can about horses, and achieving goals for you and your horse. With humane training methods, a well-trained horse will respond to your wishes and give you its best. Members will develop respect for horses, responsibility in caring for horses, and discipline in the way horses are handled. There are several ways to participate in the horse project, even if a member doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own their own horse, The Stirling Horse Club - With this club you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a horse Sarah Wolters: 613-989-0053

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

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

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

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“Avec Plaisir” brings the French connection BY JACK EVANS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Three consecutive nights of full-house audiences tell it all. Bellevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Albert College, marking its 160th anniversary this year, knows how to stage a musical. Some of the talent on display in this challenging but beautiful show, would rival that of the Belleville Theatre Guild, or even professional companies, especially five-year-old Gillian Foster who plays the cute and capable Gretl, youngest child of Capt. Georg Von Trapp, played by Spencer Phillips. With a cast of about 20, spanning Nazis to nuns, plus von Trapp and his seven children, best friend, Max (Kiaran Solomon) and wannabe wife Marta (Madeline BuxRosemary Woods as Maria and Gillian Foster as Gretl sit ton,) show director, staffer Leslie Austin, on the bench while the other children cluster around in recruited strong vocal and acting skills for the key roles like Rosemary Woods as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sound of Musicâ&#x20AC;? at Albert College last weekend. Submitted photo irrepressible Maria (â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you hold a

whirlwind in your hand,â&#x20AC;?) and Ava Guse as the understanding Mother Abbess who gets to sing the anthem-like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Climb Every Mountain.â&#x20AC;? She also has good blocking and smooth set transitions in the dark. A show of Austrian Alps scenes with German background music and projected scene backgrounds are both clever and effective touches. Ensemble singing, especially by the nunsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; chorus, is dramatically moving in their Latin intonation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Preludiumâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gloria Patris,â&#x20AC;? then recessing with candles down the main aisle. The childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers were also well sung. All the songs are there, even some less familiar like â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Can Love Surviveâ&#x20AC;? as Capt. Von Trapp contemplates marrying the rich and influential Marta. He is eventually turned off by her pro Nazi sympathies.

Choreography is mostly simple but effective. There could have been more creativity here. The audience was perfectly happy as it was. Other key roles, all well done, were Maxim Sindall as Rolf, the youthful Nazi who had a crush on the eldest daughter, Liesl, played by Anna Nixon, Man Ka (Ruby) Kam as Baroness Elsa Schrader, the captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief executive and Pinlin (Rain) Song as Friedrich, the butler, plus the talented children. The cast reflected the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elementary as well as secondary level students and used only one staff member as the mother abbess, whose rich voice almost raised the roof. It also reflected the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s international student population as its reputation is now world wide. The public can look forward to more Albert College musical presentations in the months and years ahead.

Loyalist College January enrolment largest in collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history Belleville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; January enrolment increased at Loyalist College with new January registrations numbering 355 this year, the largest number of January starts in the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. Governors were told this at February 9 board meeting, and they welcomed the news, as it means the college has succeeded in its ambition in growing enrollment, especially with international students. The increased numbers are the result of more program offerings in January, increased enrolment of international students, as well as retention efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are seeing increased numbers of students starting their programs in January, and at other times of the year,â&#x20AC;? explained Ann Drennan, acting vice-president academic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Registrations in the New Year include over 150 new international students, bringing the total population of international students studying at Loyalist to over 300 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; double the international enrolment of the previous year.â&#x20AC;? Loyalist President & CEO Ann Marie Vaughan said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;in fact, the college has met the international enrolment goal for 2020, well ahead of the plan.â&#x20AC;? Vaughan also commented that the increase in January registrations reflects the

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

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

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

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

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

O’Hara Mill Volunteers Association O’Hara Mill Homestead, 638 Mill Road, Madoc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Juno nomination for Havelock Jamboree star BY BILL FREEMAN

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

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

Aaron Pritchett has been nominated for a Juno Award for Country Album of the Year. The British Columbia native is one of the headliners at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Havelock Country Jamboree Aug. 17-20.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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Join us at the Trenton Royal Canadian Legion 19 Quinte St - Trenton ON Friday February 24th. Doors open at 6:30, Trivia starts at 7pm. $20/person. Teams of 8 register as a team or a single to be added to a team. Trivia Night & Cake Auction. All proceeds to benefit Quinte Humane Society. Cash bar, cash 50/50 draw & Cake Auction. All details at www.quintehumanesociety.com Can also register as an individual and be added to a team to participate. Register teams of 8 (or singles) by email afrost@quintehumanesociety.com or call 613-968-4673. Cash/debit/credit or cheque in person at QHS, or Credit Card by phone.

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Peacefully at his home in Brighton, with his loving family around him, on Friday, February 10, 2017, age 60 years. Wyatt was a GOOD man. Strong, steadfast and loyal. He was a Warrior in his lengthy battle with cancer. Wyatt Roberts, son of the late Kenneth and Hazel Roberts. Loving husband of Shannon (Crowder). Proud father and grandfather of Mandi Roberts and Creaton (Hinds) and Gabrielle of Ajax, Ken Roberts and Heather Payne and Raiden and Kara, Shayne Roberts and his wife Amanda and Danika, all of Brighton. Brother of Wayne and Linda Roberts of Brighton, Catherine and Yvon Serre of Petawawa, Colleen and Paul Hutchinson of Brighton. Predeceased by his brother Wyman Roberts. Wyatt will be fiercely missed and always in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Wyattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre, or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Brighton Funeral Home, (613 475-2121). www.rushnellfamilyservices.com The Day You Left - by Anonymous With tears we saw you suffer, As we watched you fade away, Our hearts were almost broken, As you fought so hard to stay. We knew you had to leave us, But you never went alone, For part of us went with you The day you left your home.

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DANIELS, Ernest Born in Lasswade (Coe Hill), Ontario on August 01, 1922; entered into rest at Maplewood Long Term Care, Brighton on Sunday February 12th, 2017. Ernie Daniels of Brighton and formerly of Frankford in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis Winnifred (Mead) Daniels. Loved father of Brian Roger (Mary Jane) Daniels of Brighton and Diane Catherine (Tom) Towns of Frankford. Ever remembered grandfather of Mark (Mandy) Daniels, Robert Towns; and great-grandfather of Mackayden. Remembered by special cousin Gaye McGinn of Coe Hill and all other cousins and family members. Predeceased by his parents Albert and May Daniels; brothers Orville, Clayton, Neil and Ted. Forever grateful to Maplewood Nursing Home Brighton for ongoing love and care. Resting at the FRANKFORD FUNERAL CHAPEL, 40 North Trent Street, Frankford (613392-2111) on Friday, February 17th, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Glen Halliwell officiating. Spring Interment Stockdale Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Maplewood Long Term Care Facility would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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Peacefully at the Trenton Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, age 91 years. Hans Butt of Brighton, loving husband of Asta Butt (Schafer). Dear father of Hans Butt Jr. (Andrea Herrnsdorf) of Creemore, and Gunther Butt (Beryl Thompson) of Tottenham. Survived by his sister Anneliese of Germany. Predeceased by two sisters. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donation s to the Charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Brighton Funeral Home (613-475-2121). www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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TOWNSHIP OF HAVELOCK-BELMONT-METHUEN SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CLOSING DATE: FEBRUARY 24, 2017 The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen is currently seeking responsible, motivated team players for the following summer student positions: Administrative Assistant (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include assisting with answering telephones and directing calls, tending to front counter inquiries, excepting payments for taxes, water bills and dog tag licenses, updating website notices and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is of asset and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Business Administration or Accounting college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Civil Engineering Assistant (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include assisting with the contract administration of various road and bridge projects, minor construction inspections, surveying, traffic counts, collection of GPS data and preparation of data for reports to Council. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is required and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Civil or Construction Engineering college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Library Assistant (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include assisting with daily activities at the library branches, helping residents access public computers, planning and conducting of a Canada 150 summer reading program for children taking them on a historical journey through the settlement of our area by use of stories and crafts and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is required and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Bachelor of Education or Early Childhood Education college/ university program. Working hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 30 hours per week. Parks & Recreation Labourer Responsibilities include beautification of parks and sports fields, grass cutting, weeding, watering of floral arrangements, garbage removal, minor building/equipment maintenance and repairs and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is of asset and preference may be given to applicants enrolled in a Recreation and Leisure college/university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Some weekend work may be required. Public Works Labourer Responsibilities include assisting with road and sidewalk maintenance, sewer and water infrastructure maintenance, equipment and machinery repairs, sign installation/repairs, tree brushing, roadside debris pick up and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is required and preference may be given to applicants enrolled in a Construction Engineering college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Records Management/ Special Events Co-ordinator (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include filing and organizing important documents under the Townships records management system and assisting with special events to celebrate Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 150th and the former Village of Havelockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 125th anniversaries. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is of asset and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Business Administration or Accounting college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Waste Site Assistant Responsibilities include assisting residents at the Township waste site by directing them to the appropriate recycling and waste bins, processing payments, writing receipts and completing general clean up duties around the site. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is of asset and preference may be given to applicants enrolled in an Environmental Studies college/university program or equivalent. Working hours are Friday to Tuesday, 40 hours per week with requirement to work weekends and statutory holidays. The period of employment for all summer student positions will begin in early May and continue until the end of August with the exception of the library summer student that will begin the end of May. In order to be eligible for any of the summer student positions you must be between the ages of 15 to 30 years old, enrolled as a full-time student in the current academic year, be returning to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year and be able to work during the months specified. For a complete description of each summer employment opportunity please visit the Townships website at www.hbmtwp.ca A detailed cover letter and resume, clearly marked with the appropriate summer student positon(s) that you are applying for must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday February 24, 2017 to: Amber Atkinson Corporate Services Analyst Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen P.O. 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THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BRIGHTON JOB OPPORTUNITY CLERK/BY-LAW ADMINISTRATOR The Municipality of Brighton is a small, lower tier municipality situated on Lake Ontario at the eastern end of the County of Northumberland, conveniently located along the 401 corridor between Toronto and Ottawa. We are currently accepting applications for the position of Clerk/By-Law Administrator. Responsibilities: Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Clerk/By-Law Administrator performs all statutory duties of the municipal Clerk and is responsible for the administration and management of the Clerk’s office while providing professional clerical support to Council. Qualifications: The successful applicant possesses a Degree or Diploma in Public Administration or Business Management or related discipline, A.M.C.T. designation and a minimum of 5 years progressive experience in a municipal Clerks office environment. Proven leadership in conducting municipal and school board elections combined with strong research, organizational and teambuilding skills, with developed political astuteness and the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy is required. The preferred candidate brings proven knowledge of the Municipal Act and Regulations, Municipal Elections Act, Vital Statistics Act, Cemetery Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and records management best practices to this position. Knowledge of Stone Orchard and ICompass software would be a definite asset. Salary Range based on 2016 rates: Grade 18 - $67,586.- $83,872. complemented by a generous benefit package. A detailed job description is available on the municipal website www.brighton.on.ca Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume clearly marked “Clerk/By-Law Administrator Position”, prior to 12:00 noon, February 21, 2017 to the attention of: Human Resources Municipality of Brighton Bx 189, 35 Alice St Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 hr@brighton.ca

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dynamic double bill of roots, alt-country at Old Church Roots artists Dylan Ireland and Kayla Howran will appear at the Old Church Theatre performing their own works on Friday, Feb. 17 Submitted photo

Quinte West - Roots artists Dylan Ireland and Kayla Howran will appear at the Old Church Theatre performing their own works on Friday, Feb. 17. Dylan’s new album “Ontario” has been receiving regular airplay on 125 radio stations throughout North America. His single ‘Carry Me Along’ with his band ‘Express and Company’ spent 14 weeks on the top 20 on CBC’s Radio 2 in summer 2013. Dylan has played from coast to coast as well as Austin, Texas for SXSW. Kayla Howran will spotlight songs from

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

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

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