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time to organize his affairs. Nicholson, who blamed an addiction to gambling for his actions, had defrauded the society of close to $62,000 and the rescue unit of about $33,000 over an eight-month period that ended in mid-January 2018. As of Monday he had repaid each $7,500. Nicholson's defence lawyer, John Wonnacott, of Trenton, had asked for a 90-day intermittent sentence, saying his 41-yearold client was a first-time offender who had spared the court a lengthy trial by pleading guilty. He also pointed out Nicholson had been punished by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (which announced last week it had fined him $20,000, and ordered he pay $24,000 in costs to the organization for having committed professional misconduct). Crown attorney Julianne Barrett had requested a jail sentence of 12 to 15 months. Justice Cameron ruled NichSee JUDGE, page 2

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olson had not only hurt the two organizations financially but also "stained their reputation" and that of accountants, who, as professionals, are held to "a higher standard of ethics." However, she took note of his guilty plea and co-operation with police, and his arranging for counselling to deal with his gambling problem. Justice Cameron told Nicholson, who has begun bankruptcy proceedings, that his life is in "total disarray" but she acknowledged he is "trying to regroup." Afterwards Dave Sharp, speaking personally and not as the chair of the Presqu'ile Point Lighthouse Preservation Society, said Nicholson's sentence was "fair" even though the organization had to "rebuild" its books and had "lost at least one major donor ... (as well as) credibility (and) probably 60 to 70 members."

The society has survived because it has "a great board of directors" and the support of "a fantastic community" which has enabled it to return to financial stability, with money in the bank. "The community, for the most part, has forgiven us, and certainly still are supporting us," Sharp said. "Later on this summer, we'll finish up this project." Nicholson had been the society's treasurer from its inception in 2012. Sharp said he was made aware of Nicholson's breach of trust when he received an email from him saying he "had done something I would not be happy with." "We just checked the bank accounts and discovered we were NSF," he said. Peter McCann, a member of the rescue unit's board of directors and its treasurer before Nicholson, said "it was a shock that someone you trusted, that you had known for some time"

could do such a thing. "I knew him well and felt very disappointed," he said in an interview before Nicholson was sentenced. "He made full confession to us in an email, and said he would help in whatever way to sort out the mess, which was quite difficult to do because it was quite complicated," involving more than a hundred transactions, McCann said. "It set us back a lot, in terms of fundraising," he said, but "we've recovered from it." The money stolen was to be used to replace the unit's rescue boat, a "repurposed pleasure boat" that's almost 30 years old. "We're still $30,000 short," McCann said.

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JOHN CAMPBELL jcampbell@metroland.com Brighton - After much deliberation, spanning several meetings, council has approved its budget for 2019. Combined with the county and education levies, the new budget will raise property tax bills by 3.45 per cent. For a residence valued at $300,000 in 2018 but $309,827 in 2019 after reassessment, the total tax bill amounts to $3,791. The overall increase works out to an extra $126 in taxes, with Brighton taking $116 as its share for municipal purposes. However, more than half of the taxes the municipality collects will be handed over to Northumberland County (38.4 per cent), while 13.1 per cent will support education and 9.5 per cent for policing. Brighton's spending accounts for 37.6 per cent of a property tax bill. Director of finance Linda Widdifield highlighted some of the planned expenditures in her budget presentation to council May 6. The expenditures include designing and building an installation to improve Brighton's sewage treatment system using proprietary technology, engineering and designing a pumping station on Harbour Street, upgrading Monck, Russell and Napier streets, and increasing the amount of money spent on sidewalk maintenance and repairs, and brushing and ditching. Servicing delivery enhancements include partnering with Bay of Quinte for tourism, Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation for physician recruitment, and Brighton-Cramahe Chamber of Commerce for assistance at Applefest. The spending forecast is for $29.34 million in total, with nearly half ($14.58 million) to be used for operating purposes, the rest on capital expenditures. Brighton resident David Green

Torstar file photo Coun. Emily Rowley. again took council to task for not having raised taxes higher, noting at one point during budget discussions council members had indicated support for a blended tax increase of 4.8 per cent. "What bothers me is that we could have accomplished more," he said. But when the opportunity arose to lower the tax hike to 3.45 per cent, in part by taking $76,000 from the urban infrastructure fund, council grabbed it, Green said, which was "disappointing." The higher rate increase would have added $20 to the average household's tax bill, "not a great amount of money in my mind," he said. Coun. Emily Rowley voted for the budget but said she had favoured a slightly higher increase, in order to begin setting aside money in an infrastructure reserve for "much-needed upgrades." The day of "minimal tax increases are over, because we are not getting ahead of the curve, we are slowly getting behind," she said. Rowley also warned "the province is making significant cuts in social services," and Northumberland County will be looking to offset its increased costs by raising its levy to member municipalities. Coun. Mary Tadman, the lone member to vote against the budget, again raised the ar-

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for the "recent mechanical issues which resulted in blocked crossings" and said they are being "looked at" by the railway. "Safety is a core value at CN and we work closely with municipalities," Boulé stated. The recent incident is the third of its kind to have happened in Cramahe in less than a month, Martin said. She spoke to a member of the train's crew when she and Deputy Mayor Sandra Arthur visited one of the four closed crossings and he told her a coupling unit had "broken off," disconnecting the final four rail cars from the two-milelong freight train. The unit was then struck by a passing Via train on a second track and sent flying in two pieces. "That could have been another situation in itself," she said. Martin said the railway plans to hold a series of meetings with council to talk about various matters. "They're really antsy, and this has really rattled them," she said. "There have been five uncouplings thus far this year in our stretch." The first meeting will focus on operations "so we will understand fully what's going on" and what can be done to improve communication and safety, Martin said. The second meeting with CN will be about dangerous loads, and the third one about the Barnes Road bridge replacement project, which has been five years in the works.

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NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO SIT IDLY BY WHILE HEALTH OF PLANET CONTINUES TO DECLINE JOHN CAMPBELL Column

The municipality of Brighton has joined the Blue Dot Movement and declared its support for the right of Canadians to a healthy environment. It's the last of the seven municipalities in Northumberland County, and the county itself, to do so at the request of the Northumberland chapter of a national campaign spearheaded by the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice. The movement's ultimate goal is for provinces to include their citizens' right to a healthy environment in an environmental bill of rights. It also aims for the federal government to amend the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to entrench the rights of Canadians to breathe clean air, drink fresh water, and have access to safe and healthy food, nature, and information about local pollutants. The right to live in a healthy environment also extends to being able to participate in environmental decision-making. Council's declaration isn't a binding agreement, but a commitment to have regard for environmental considerations as the municipality moves forward with its strategic plan. To that end, local resident and Green party candidate Jeff Wheeldon has proposed council form an

environmental advisory committee to serve as its "lens" to view and address "all other issues," because "climate change impacts almost every aspect of life." "We are in a climate crisis," says Sophie Price, a Grade 12 student who organized a rally at Memorial Park to draw attention to the catastrophe that's looming worldwide, "with the lives of hundreds of millions of people" being at risk. Skeptics will dismiss talk of a crisis as hysterical overstatement but there's ample reason for grave concern. Climate change is cyclical but evidence continues to grow that humankind is having a marked effect on the nature and pace of the change now taking place, none of it good. Population growth and technological advances have amplified the consequences of our behaving badly, more so than at any other time in history. It's understandable young people today can feel resentment about the state of the planet they're inheriting, and anger seeing key actors on the international stage refusing to take bold action to address an emerging calamity. Their feeble response is akin to a homeowner seeing small fires break out around the room and running in slow motion to get a fire extinguisher. We all know it will end badly. John Campbell is a reporter with the Brighton Independent.

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Alicia Vandine photo Popular Tobey Link of the Bulter Creek Trail located on Harbour Street has been temporarily closed to walkers. Late last week, Lower Trent Conservation issued a flood warning for residents living along the Lake Ontario shoreline between Grafton and Quinte West.

LETTERS & COMMENTARY MPP'S RESPONSE TO LEGAL AID CUTS LEAVES LITTLE HOPE, SAYS READER To the editor: I am a longtime volunteer at the Northumberland Community Legal Centre, so it was with regret that I heard about the Ontario government's budget cuts to legal aid funding. These cuts are of a magnitude that it is certainly more than a possibility that they will affect, or even close, all of the province's legal clinics, leaving the economically disadvantaged with little or no representation. The Northumberland Legal Centre outlined the repercussions of these cuts in a letter, hand-delivered by members of the clinic to the office of Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini. The purpose was educational: That he understand the extent and repercussions of poverty in Northumberland. The legal staff requested that he be available to meet with them to

discuss these concerns at any day, any time in the following week. The response from his assistant was that this wasn't possible, that the member was too busy! For a person elected by the people to serve the people, this was a shocking response, leaving little hope and considerable anxiety about what lies ahead!

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PROVINCE RIGHT TO CUT LIBRARY FUNDING: READER To the editor: I read with great interest the furor among certain individuals over the provincial government's decision to reduce funding to the administrative library body, known as the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS). The Ford government was spot on in their decision. While many in our community would be forgiven, and rightfully so, for not knowing who this group is and what they do, I thought it important to note they are not our local libraries, rather an administra-

tive"LHIN" like body above. Another level of administration, something the previous Liberal government was famous for appointing their friends to and filling their pockets with taxpayer dollars. While I do agree that the interprovincial library loan program is important, I find it rich that the first thing SOLS did when hit with reduced funding was not to freeze salaries, reduce staff or look at ways to reduce the near $1 million it spends on board meetings, human resource development and administration. Instead, it responded by cancelling, arguably, one of the only truly valuable things it does. Better yet, perhaps the SOLS could work collaboratively with our local libraries on improving the slow and environmentally unfriendly method of couriering on-demand books across Ontario to the whims of any and all individuals.

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FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE NORTHUMBERLAND A flood watch statement issued by the Lower Trent Conservation authority in late April has been upgraded to a flood warning. Lower Trent says its flood warning for the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte shoreline from Grafton to Quinte West will remain in effect until another update is provided. A flood warning is issued when flooding is starting and/or occurring, or when more serious flooding is possible. A flood warning can require actions such as the activation of a municipal flood emergency plan, warning residents or businesses in specific affected areas and in some cases evacuation. In the May 9 update, Lower Trent noted a significant storm system was occurring across most of southern Ontario that day. This means water levels on Lake Ontario are expected to "rapidly increase this week" and onwards in response to significant precipitation throughout the Lake Ontario basin, high inflows from Lake Erie and spring freshet from local watercourses. Lake Ontario outflows were reduced due to the flooding situation in the Ottawa River and downstream impacts along the St. Lawrence River - but Lake Onta-

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Alicia Vandine photo MP Kim Rudd (fourth from left) announces $25,000 to update the kitchen facilities of St. Paul's United Church in Warkworth. Celebrating with her are members of St. Paul's and members of the Municipality of Trent Hills council. be more accessible." The grant will pay for the kitchen space's new cupboards, flooring and counter tops as part of its accessible redesign. "The counter tops will be

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PUBLIC NOTICE 2019 ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM Please be advised that the following road sections will undergo paving and construction during 2019: County Road 2 – From Colton St. to Union Rd. (6.3km) County Road 30 – From 200m north of Highway 401 to 325m south of Guertin Rd. (3.8km) County Rd 35 – From Woodview Rd. to approximately 10m west of Bannon Rd. (3.0km) County Road 20 (Elgin St., Cobourg) – From just west of Ontario St. to just west of the Frei St. Intersection (315m) Miscellaneous improvements to locations throughout the County (pot holes, rutting, wear and tear). One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times; however, please expect traffic delays during construction. Work is expected to commence in May 2019 and is expected to be completed by September 2019. Scott Reynolds, Sr. Engineering Technician reynoldss@northumberlandcounty.ca | 905-372-3329 ext. 2363

NOTICE OF FEE CHANGES Take Notice that the County of Northumberland County will consider changes to plumbing and sewage system fees and is notifying the public in accordance with Section 7(6) of the Building Code Act; And Take Notice that the County of Northumberland will hold a public meeting to hear from those who wish to make comments on the fee changes. Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 9:30 am Location of Meeting: Council Chambers - Northumberland County Headquarters; 555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg A report and draft by-law with the proposed fee changes will be available on the County’s website on June 14, 2019, prior to the public meeting. Please contact the County Clerk if you wish to provide comments at the June 19th public meeting. Information about the fee changes is available from the County of Northumberland municipal office at the address below:

Currently, we are looking to fill the following vacancies: • Community Outreach Caseworker – Permanent, full-time Check out the full job postings on our website at www.northumberland.ca Please note that accommodations are available, upon request, to support applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please e-mail your request to accessibility@northumberlandcounty.ca or call 905-372-3329 ext. 2327. PUBLIC NOTICE OF PESTICIDE USE County of Northumberland The County of Northumberland is using Graham Agriservices to control vegetation along County Road guiderails on roadsides in Northumberland County. The following pesticide will be used: Roundup WeatherMAX with Transorb 2 Technology Liquid Herbicide (glyphosate present as potassium salt) PCP 27487 under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada). Adjuvants/ surfactants will not be used as part of this application. Commencing the week of May 27 and ending June 29, 2019, weather permitting. For further information contact Dan McBride, Manager of Road Operations at 1-800-354-7050 ext. 2378. The pesticide application will be used on the following roads: County Roads 2, 2A, 8, 9, 10, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 38, 41, 45, 50, 64, 65, 70, 74. Please visit our website that features a map of these roads and areas. https://www.northumberland.ca/en/living-here/roads.aspx

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BRIGHTON'S OWN: AN INVENTOR AHEAD OF HIS TIME PETER LAWRENCE HAS MANY CREATIONS UNDER HIS BELT, VIC SCHUKOV WRITES VIC SCHUKOV Column

Peter Lawrence was born in Port Perry. In 1966, he graduated from Queen's University with a degree in electrical engineering. His first job was with Garrett Manufacturing Company Ltd. in Toronto: "I really wanted to get into aircraft electronics. In 1967, I worked on the environmental control systems for the Lockheed C5A - the biggest plane in the world at the time, a cargo transport. "Before pocket calculators, I was working on an aircraft program and needed info from a guru, so I went to California to talk to him. I was in his office waiting for him to finish something, and he threw me a slide rule and asked me to work up some numbers for him. After, I asked him what it was for. He said, 'The Apollo program.' That's as close as I got."

Recognizing Peter's innate talent for invention, his boss often gave him diverse projects: In 1975, he worked on upgrading motor controls on a bomb disposal robot. In 1980, he assisted a team at Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, designing a more reliable insulin flow pump controller. "In 1980, I bought something fun to do, a kit for an ultralight aircraft I built in my shop. I flew it for some seven years. After I built it, I used to visit the Ultra Flight Inc. plant in Port Colborne and talk to the designer about the changes I made. He would say, 'We can make those changes after you come and work for me.' I accepted his offer in 1981. One of the things I worked on was the flight control system for a helium filled Hystar Airship featured in the Canadian Pavilion at Vancouver's Expo 86. The aircraft was designed to replace helicopters in lifting big logs out in B.C. forests." In the 1980s, he built a Lotus 7 kit car. In 1987, he re-

Vic Schukov photo Pete Lawrence shown here in his work area with his L9E chassis and molded body and model in hand. joined his old Garrett group, now called Allied Signal Aerospace, asked to manage special programs. "I was always tossed proposals for stuff the company never did before; part of that was aircraft ice protection systems. I also worked on a hypothermic rewarming system used by search and rescue teams. After a helicopter hoisted someone out of cold water they would need to keep the victim warm while returning to base. An Ottawa company subcontracted me to do the

electronics for an electric blanket with individually controlled heating zones against hyperthermia. If the legs got heated too fast, when the victim was lifted out of the helicopter the legs go up high and the head low, the blood rushed down and caused a heart attack. So control zones were required. "I get more joy out of building something than driving or flying it. Halfway through finishing something, I usually decided I would rather design my

own with a clean sheet of paper. I needed more space, so I designed, built and moved into a 5,500 square foot house in the Brighton countryside in 2000 when I retired." In 2012, he co-founded LP Acoustics - high performance medium priced speaker systems: "I was building my own stereo system when a visiting friend from Idaho asked me to start a company with him. It still exists." Back in 1978, ahead of his time, Peter built his first

electric car. In the 2000s, he built an electric car he named the L6B, designed like a race car but for the street. After several upgrades, he has worked since 2015 on his model L9E. The L9E has a motor on each wheel, eliminating mechanical connections like drive shafts, transmission and CV (constant velocity) joints: "It seems like a simple way of doing something that works. It can theoretically go as fast as 120 km/h to a distance of 200 kilometres on a charge." For fun (what else) Pete once built an electric powered motorcycle he called a Hardly-Davidson. His philosophy is not only deep but multilayered: "The best time to do something is when you can. Some things are difficult to predict, especially the future. The best way to predict the future is to create it. The price of perfection is bankruptcy, but that doesn't hold me back." Brighton resident Vic Schukov is a longtime journalist and writer of biography books for everyday people; victorschukov@gmail.com

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Bring ‘permission to skate form’ signed by your previous coach or representative from previous organization. Bring appropriate hockey gear suitable for skating, all gear will be checked before being allowed on the ice. Arrive 1 hour before Ice Time for Registration. Pre-register online at; http://pointstreaksites.com/view/ohacampbel1/2019-2020-camp LOCATION: Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens Arena 8 Couch Crescent,Trenton, ON K8V I G8 MORE INFO: http://pointstreaksites.com/view/ohacampbell

MUNICIPALITY OF BRIGHTON JOB OPPORTUNITY – GIS COORDINATOR The Municipality of Brighton is accepting applications for the position of full-time permanent GIS Coordinator. Detailed job information is available on the Job Opportunities page of the municipal website at www.brighton.ca. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume clearly marked “GIS Coordinator” before 12:00 noon May 21, 2019 to hr@brighton.ca. Personal information and any supporting material obtained will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom and Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available throughout the recruitment process on request to Human Resources.


MUSIC DIRECTOR TO RECEIVE AWARD FOR REMARKABLE WORK JOHN CAMPBELL jcampbell@metroland.com Campbellford - Anyone familiar with the routine excellence of student bands at Campbellford District High School knows Dave Noble is an outstanding director of music. Now he's about to receive official recognition for his extraordinary work with students. This Friday, May 17, he will be presented the Tommy Banks Outstanding Jazz Director Award from MusicFest Canada at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The presentation will take place at the Nationals, an invitation-only event MusicFest holds annually to bring together thousands of students and educators from across the country to celebrate excellence in musical performance. Noble will be there with two bands, as has become customary since he joined the teaching staff at CDHS in 1994 and began sending bands to MusicFest four years later. He's being honoured because, as one of MusicFest Canada's directors noted, "he has produced incredible bands year after year, despite the limiting circumstances of being in such a small community," CDHS principal Doug Birch said in a news release. A humble Noble told the Independent he doesn't know why he was chosen to

STUDENTS 'DESERVE TO BE HEARD'

"When I say you really need to come and hear these kids play, people should," music director Dave Noble says. What they accomplish year in, year out "is not usual, this is not the typical thing," he said. "These kids deserve to be heard ... They're fantastic." Hundreds of music lovers were able to when CDHS held its annual Dream Lottery concert May 11 at the high school. It's the number 1 fundraiser for the school's bands to help offset the costs of their taking part in the Nationals. Twenty businesses contribute $250 door prizes and the sale of $20 tickets for admission generated a grand prize of $5,000. The school will close out the year with a show at Westben's the Barn on June 15. receive such a prestigious award. "It feels like a stretch to me," he said, when there are "a thousand amazing" directors out there who are "far better" than he is. Noble will be just the second recipient of the award which MusicFest Canada established in memory of Banks - pianist, conductor, arranger, composer, TV personality, actor, producer and senator - who died in January 2018. "(He) adjudicated our bands a couple of times over the years," Noble said, and was "incredibly knowledgeable (and) wonderfully positive." Noble said he's earned acclaim enough by what his bands have accomplished, which is plenty. The seniors regularly achieve gold at the Nationals, the junior-intermediates silver, and his bands have excelled at the Peterborough Kiwanis Music Festival, going on to place first provincially a handful

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THURSDAY, MAY 16

"Old Cat Hollow to Lakeport - A Journey Through Time" WHEN: 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m WHERE: Colborne Art Gallery, 51 King Street East, Cramahe CONTACT: Heritage Cramahe, info@heritagecramahe.ca Heritage Cramahe presents a look at the history of Lakeport which is situated in Cramahe and Alnwick/ Haldimand Townships through photos, slideshow and text.

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Brighton dragon boat "try paddling" sessions WHEN: 12:00 a.m WHERE: Harbourview Cafe/Waterfront, 5 Bay St., Brighton CONTACT: Kim Burns, http://www.brightondragonboatclub.com COST: Come experience dragon boating! Join one of our paddling sessions between Sat. May 18th & Sat. May 25th for a free trial! All equipment provided. Discover the fun & beauty of dragon boating on beautiful Brighton Bay! Visit our website for details.

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Further ahead, we’ll be featuring Things to do outside. Visit northumberlandnews.com/events and hit the POST YOUR EVENT button to submit these or any other community events! WHERE: Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts, 40 Main Street, Trent Hills CONTACT: 705-653-7272 COST: $15 available at 'The General Store on Main', Warkworth Dance to the music from the 40s, 50s and 60s with The Bay City Trio. There will be light snacks and a cash wine bar available. This is a fundraiser for St. Paul's United Church. Mr. Karaoke Evening - Brighton Legion WHEN: 7:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m WHERE: Brighton Legion, 25 Park St,, Brighton CONTACT: Kathie Woodcox COST: Free but donations to Legion operational fund appreciated Mr. Karaoke evening with Host

Terry Randall. Gather friends, tune up your voices and come out to enjoy a great evening of singing and dancing. Event is free but donations to operational fund appreciated.

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Sexual Health Clinic - Campbellford WHEN: 10:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m WHERE: Campbellford - various locations, Various locations in Campbellford, Trent Hills CONTACT: 866-888-4577 COST: Clinic provides confidential access to cervical screening, lowcost birth control, pregnancy testing and sexual health teaching. Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections

also provided. Call Health Unit for more info. Apple Country Garden Club WHEN: 7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m WHERE: Keeler Centre, 80 Division St., Cramahe CONTACT: Shannon Shea COST: General meeting. This month our guest speaker, Bev Silk will be presenting a "Miniature" Design Workshop.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

Brighton Good Grief! Drop-In WHEN: 2:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m WHERE: The Beacon Youth Centre, 10 Alice Street, Unit 5, Brighton CONTACT: Jan Sparling, jansparling@gmail.com COST: Come sit with our trained grief volunteers over coffee or tea, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. No commitment or fees. Feel free to bring a friend with you. Paper Crafting Workshop WHEN: 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m WHERE: Community Care Northumberland's Activity Room in Brighton, 46 Prince Edward Street - Unit 13, Brighton CONTACT: Leiann, 1 (613) 475-4190, a.van-

dine@commcare.ca COST: $12.00 per person Enjoy an evening out and learn how to create a masculine theme greeting card and treat holder that you will be delighted to share with friends and family. The workshop is designed for any level of crafter with lots of in-class help.

FRIDAY, MAY 24

Western Pub Night with The Robin Edgar Band WHEN: 6:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m WHERE: Brighton Legion, 25 Park St,, Brighton CONTACT: Kathie Woodcox COST: $20 per person The Brighton Legion is offering a BBQ Bratwurst cowboy dinner. Wear your favourite western wear and get your tickets early. Last year was sold out. Dinner at 6pm, dance 7 to 11pm.

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L.A. Gourmet Breakfast - Brighton Legion WHEN: 9:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m WHERE: Brighton Legion, 25 Park St,, Brighton CONTACT: Kathie

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Woodcox COST: $8 at the door Come out to enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast provided by the Brighton Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Tickets at the door $8. Trevor Dick: Flying Bow Ministries WHEN: 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m WHERE: Campbellford Baptist Church, 166 Grand Rd., Trent Hills CONTACT: 705-653-4000 COST: Campbellford Baptist Church welcomes you to an evening with gifted electric and acoustic violinist Trevor Dick, artist partner with Compassion Canada.

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Sexual Health Clinic Brighton WHEN: 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m WHERE: Brighton various locations, Various locations in Brighton, Brighton CONTACT: Health Unit, 1-866888-4577 COST: Clinic provides confidential access to cervical screening, lowcost birth control, pregnancy testing and sexual health teaching. Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections also provided. Call Health Unit for more info.

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WARBLERS AND WHIMBRELS WEEKEND RETURNS MAY 18-19 JOHN CAMPBELL jcampbell@metroland.com Brighton - The tens of thousands of songbirds and shorebirds that migrate through Presqu'ile Provincial Park begin arriving this month, and this weekend is filled with activities designed to introduce visitors to some of the most beautiful birds sought after by birdwatchers. It's Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend at Presqu'ile, May 18 and 19, hosted by the Friends of Presqu'ile Park. It begins with an early walk Saturday morning. It starts at 6:30 a.m. from the Lighthouse Centre (another walk will be held Sunday at the same time). For those who prefer a later start, there's a walk at 10 a.m. as well both days. "Warblers are often called the 'jewels of the forest' for their varied and beautiful colours," park naturalist David Bree said in a news release, "but they can be a challenge to see. Our experts

can help you find and identify some of the 20-plus species likely present in the park this weekend." A guided walk to look for shorebirds will start out from the Owen Point Trail parking lot at 2 p.m. "With this walk we are going to the other end of the birding spectrum," Bree said. "Warblers are often hidden, shorebirds stand in the open. Warblers are brightly coloured, shorebirds are beautiful but are subtle tones of brown, grey, and red. Shorebirds too can be a challenge to identify but having a guide with a spotting scope will help visitors get a good look at these fascinating creatures. These are true long-distance migrants; many are travelling from southern South America to the Canadian Arctic and are only stopping a few days at Presqu'ile to refuel." The highlight for many will be a bird banding demonstration at the Owen Point Trail

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parking lot from 8 a.m. until noon. Licensed bird banders Elizabeth Kellogg and Roger Frost will give visitors an unprecedented opportunity to see birds up close and learn how and why birds are banded. This activity is weather dependent for the safety of the birds. The Lighthouse Centre and Friends' store will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A draw for binoculars and a scope/tripod package donated by Bushnell will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Friends will host a fundraising barbecue on both days at the Lighthouse Centre starting at 11 a.m. Mike Burrell, who's a great source of bird and birding knowledge, will be at the Lighthouse Centre on Sunday at 9 a.m. for a book signing. His new book is Best Places to Bird in Ontario. Admission is $14 per vehicle park entrance fee. For more information call 1613 475-4324 ext. 225 or email david.bree@ontario.ca.

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David Bree photo Parula, a small warbler, is one of many songbirds you might get to see at Presqu'ile this weekend.

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Brighton/Cramahe Township - The Municipality of Brighton and Cramahe Township will each pony up $447,000 to help pay for a $13.4 million project to relocate their area's emergency detour route (EDR). Traffic is currently redirected through Brighton and Colborne on County Road 2 whenever Hwy. 401 is closed for an emergency, and the increased flow of cars and large trucks passing through the two towns causes a great deal of congestion and raises concerns about safety. It also puts a lot of wear and tear on the streets. Northumberland County identified moving the EDR to north of the 401, as it is elsewhere in the county, a high priority in its transportation master plan. County staff proposed Northumberland make a joint submission for funding to the Canada Infrastructure Program to move the route onto Telephone Road, between County Road 30 in Brighton and County Road 25 in Brighton, an 11-kilometre stretch. The relocation will require a full upgrade of the road, including widening, ditching, rehabilitation, traffic control markings and signage. If the application is approved, the federal and provincial governments will cover 83.33 per cent of the cost, or $11.2 million through the Rural and Northern Communities funding stream. The county's share is $1.3 million, leaving Brighton and Cra-

Torstar file photo Signs direct motorists to an emergency detour route off Hwy. 401. mahe to pay 3.3 per cent apiece. "It's something we should really be excited about," Coun. Ron Anderson said, when the joint

partnership came up for approval at Brighton's May 6 meeting. "This is a no-brainer," Coun. Mary Tadman said. "I can't see

why we'd turn it down," when the municipality's cost is slightly more than $440,000. "We have that much problem with the roads getting wrecked all the time, so it would pay for itself in no time." Coun. Doug LeBlanc said he had spoken to people who live on Telephone Road, thinking he would encounter some "negativity" toward the idea, but they all welcomed the proposal. He warned of increased traffic on their road but they told him they didn't care, because it would be "much better to drive on" and they wouldn't have ice problems in winter. Denise Marshall, the county's manager of engineering, said Northumberland would assume responsibility for Telephone Road upon completion of the project. The deadline is Oct. 31, 2026. Council agreed to make a joint application as did Cramahe the following night. The project is "incredibly important," Cramahe Mayor Mandy Martin said, because the 401 is "fundamentally like having an airport in your municipality in that we are servicing international trade here with that corridor." It's a "national economic thoroughfare (that) keeps a lot of just-in-time businesses and deliveries ... going," she said, "so every time it shuts down it disrupts more than us." But "it's hellish when they come down through town and try to turn corners and so on, and bollix the works," Martin added.

JOHN CAMPBELL jcampbell@metroland.com Brighton - It's Police Week in Ontario and this Thursday, May 16, the Northumberland detachment of the OPP will be displaying many of the resources it can call u pon to ensure the safety and security of area residents. The event, part of a provincewide effort to connect police with their communities and increase awareness of the services they provide, will take place at King Edward Park between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. It's an opportunity to meet and mingle with members of the local detachment as well as tour the office at 95 Dundas St. There will be numerous OPP vehicles on display: a marine vessel, motorized snow machines, all-terrain vehicles, a motorcycle, and various types of patrol vehicles. Tickets will be available for a Crime Stoppers draw which has an ultimate outdoor package as its prize that includes a Yamaha Wolverine 700 EPS and aluminum Triton Trailer. A barbecue lunch will be provided courtesy of Mike & Lori's No Frills, Sobeys Brighton, and Brighton Springs Water.


FARM SUPPLY COMPANY OWNER STILL STRONG AFTER 50 YEARS JOHN CAMPBELL jcampbell@metroland.com Campbellford - Bill Thompson was 22 years old when he launched his farm supply business. Fifty years later he and it are still going strong, but "times have changed so much over the years" that his customer base doesn't include as many farmers as it once did, he said. "Back then it was basically farmers that we dealt with." They account for about 25 per cent of his business now because their numbers have shrunk, while the size of their operations has grown. Selling Stihl chainsaws "has been the real stable part of our business," Thompson said. "Now we sell almost 300 saws and that many power tools every year." Tires are another steady seller. Firestone has been a supplier since day one but today he tries to get "whatever people want." Thompson said he's thankful for "the number of good employees" he's had over the years, including the six he currently has. He also offered a big thank

you to his customers who have kept him going. Wm. J. Thompson Farm Supply Ltd. started out in Campbellford and relocated to where it is now on County Road 38 alongside the Trent River about 35 years ago. Acquiring the former Ontario Hydro property "was a great opportunity for me," Thompson said. "I thought when we first moved in what are we going to do with all the space and now we could be twice as big." Thompson served on councils for 33 years, beginning with Seymour Township and ending last fall when he chose not to run for re-election as a Trent Hills councillor. He continues to farm; he and his nephew have a small beef operation they work together. Being the sole owner of a business for as long as he has is a rarity. "Fifty years is quite an accomplishment," Thompson acknowledged. He doesn't see himself retiring any time soon. "I just love coming to work in the morning and looking after things," he said.

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Hamilton Township, at a cost of around $8 million. Together, the Leys co-chaired the fundraising committee for the $30 million Cobourg Community Centre campaign and are former co-chairs for the Northumberland United Way campaign. "There is a common theme we have heard over and over again and that is of a 'community,'" he said during a ceremony on April 24. "This will be the finest hospice in Ontario, if not the country." He thanked those who contributed to the project, which grew from a proposed three-bed or six-bed hospice to one that will open with a capacity for 10 beds - six available immediately and four when the service expands in the future. A Community Care Northumberland (CCN) project, Ed's House will be a hospice hub providing residential hospice care 24-7 at no cost to those receiving

Dominik Wisniewski/Northumberland News Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre project team members (from left) Sherry Gibson, Trish Baird, Lynda Kay and Jaclyn West celebrated at a ground-breaking ceremony for the facility on April 24. the service, and has been partially funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The new facility will be located at the corner of Ontario Street and Oli-

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ver's Lane in Hamilton Township, just north of Highway 401. The sense of this being a community project was also noted by Alderville First Nation Coun. Julie

Bothwell, who said many lands in the region have been travelled by many of her ancestors in Alderville. On April 14, Northumberland Peterborough South MPP David Piccini announced his government had given approval of the capital program application for Ed's House. The provincial government allocated $1.2 million in capital funding and $630,000 in operational funding to support the local project, he said at the time. Piccini said this project spans years and spans governments, acknowledging his predecessor, former MPP Lou Rinaldi, who was in attendance that day. CCN building committee chair Stewart Richardson said that he first sat down with CCN executive director Trish Baird to discuss the idea of a hospice about 30 months ago, before speaking with their volunteer, Selena Forsyth, and later meeting building committee member Art Seymour. "Since then it has just been a blur," he said. "Looking back, I now realize that this idea of a hospice really hit a nerve."

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