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Council squabbles again – this time over who’s fit to oversee integrity By Sarah Hyatt Brighton – Council here will yet again install a watchdog to ensure “integrity” over its deliberations. On Monday evening, CAO Bill Watson brought forward a recommendation to council to appoint John Ewart as integrity commissioner for the municipality. “He’s well-known to this council and to me,” said Watson. “He’s known for being very reasonable and approachable – he’s plain-spoken.” Watson said Ewart seemed like the perfect fit for the job and felt confident in his recommendation, given Ewart’s work in a number of neighbouring municipalities such as Cobourg and given that he knows the terrain. Ewart serves as integrity commissioner for Cobourg and other nearby municipalities. “I know there’s been some discussion around how this is appropriate,” acknowledged Watson, as reports on social media earlier indicated Andre Marin; the former Ombudsman of Ontario, had expressed interest in the position and hadn’t felt the process of selection thus far had been fair. In e-mail correspondence read aloud at the meeting, sent to Mayor Mark Walas and also posted on social media, Marin expressed concerns over not hearing back from the mayor regarding the position and that the selection process should be open and transparent. He asked that council defer the CAO’s recommended appointment until a transparent competition had taken place and provided candidates the opportunity to be vetted on their qualifications. Watson says the Law Society of Upper Canada recognizes 28 legal professionals identified as specialists in municipal law – Ewart is one-of-three more local candidates and one-of-17 of the private practice candidates. Marin is not on the list, he later noted, when asked by Walas if he was.

Walas, addressing concerns that were aired on social media, read aloud a reply to Marin. Walas said he did reply to Marin’s e-mails and passed his subsequent requests to staff. “Recommendations come from staff on the use of professional services which are presented to council for discussion and decision, as is the case in tonight’s meeting,” he said. Walas encouraged Marin to attend to hear the CAO’s report and council’s discussion. “This report is being tabled in an open meeting and is a clear example of an open transparent and accountable process – for you to suggest otherwise is disappointing,” he continued. An integrity commissioner oversees issues of corporate governance and appropriate behaviour in regard to the conduct of municipal business in the public domain, Watson explained in his report. In the event a municipality does not appoint a commissioner, and an issue or complaint is raised, issues are then referred to provincial government for review and judgment. While some, like Councillor Mary Tadman, were prepared to support the CAO’s recommendation Monday, adding she was “very comfortable” with the appointment and process, given past experience with Ewart, others were not. “I believe if we behave ourselves and follow the code of conduct – this isn’t going to cost us five cents,” she said. “I have no problem with this, but if it takes another council meeting to go over the procedural bylaw that’s OK too.” Councillor John Martinello voiced concerns as to whether or not the CAO’s recommendation was in accordance with the municipality’s procedural bylaw and outlined his desire for three proposals in total to be obtained prior to appointment, to err on the side of caution. Martinello noted funds for these services had not been budgeted for and

Councillor Steven Baker expresses shock at the idea of the appointment of an integrity commissioner at Monday’s council meeting. Photo by Sarah Hyatt.

called money spent on the last integrity commissioner “a waste.” He said the recommended appointment made him “uncomfortable.” He wasn’t alone with his concerns, despite Watson’s reassurance to council Monday; he had no concerns over any violations of the bylaw in this context. Councillor Roger McMurray said he would also like to see the appointment be a more competitive process. McMurray similarly expressed concerns of past practices and the commissioner and code of conduct being used as a “weapon.” In the last term, it was apparent the process drove councillors apart rather than uniting members, he said. And it cost tens-of-thousands of dollars, he noted.

“As a taxpayer then, it was disheartening to see money wasted hiring behavioural police, because adults couldn’t play nicely in the sandbox,” McMurray said. “No one had a behavioural epiphany as far as I know.” To have the role simply appointed on the recommendation of the CAO, McMurray said it kind of reminded him of how the situation was handled previously, when Amberley Gavel was appointed back in 2012. Councillor Steven Baker said he couldn’t believe the municipality would entertain discussion surrounding the appointment of an integrity commissioner, whatsoever. “When I was elected as a new councillor back in 2014, I was approached by several members of this council

and was made privy to, I guess, the horror stories of what happened regarding the code of conduct and the integrity commissioner during last term,” he said. “Those same proponents have now brought back the code of conduct and now we’re looking at appointing another integrity commissioner. I can’t believe it to be honest. I will most certainly not be supporting this.” Council chose not to accept the CAO’s proposal Monday evening. Instead, a motion was referred back to staff to receive two other proposals by candidates for the role of integrity commissioner. Please see “Council” on page 3


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Council squabbles again – this time over who’s fit to oversee integrity Continued from page 1 Walas noted council has been months with a code of conduct, with no issues to date. The mayor, however, said he sees no harm in encouraging a few other individuals to put their names in. “I presume there will be some sort of criteria identified in terms of expectations for the municipality,” he said. An integrity commissioner would not just assist the municipality in terms of investigations or in rendering judgment on integrity issues, says Watson. Advice, clarification on potential integrity issues, help with education or with interpretation of the Municipal Act for the various roles within the corporation would also be benefits of an appointment. Watson says the addition would ultimately be a good resource for the municipality, rather than “us sort of flying by the seat of our pants.” The more favourable option is to have an appointed designate, available to reference and advise council and staff when they’re unclear on a course of action, he said. Watson predicts it could be “problematic” otherwise. In the event a commissioner was needed, rather than turning to the province and “paying their bill,” to come analyze the issue – it makes more sense to have some-

one who has knowledge of the municipality on hand to assist, he says. In Ewart’s proposal, it stated he would be paid on an as-needed basis. No retainer would be required. The hourly fee outlined was around $275 for services. Depending on staff activity, it was estimated annual costs would have been under $15,000. Extra costs would be dependent on how often Ewart’s advice and expertise were needed. “Mr. Ewart is recognized as having considerable expertise in municipal governance and legislative rules – his firm, is relatively local [out of Peterborough] and he can be available in-person or by telephone, when convenient,” Watson outlined in his report. Councillor Laura Vink predicts the municipality has nothing to worry about. “There seems to be this idea that if we appoint someone, there will be a complaint,” she said. Concerns of the last council should be tossed aside, she said, and this council should simply get the proposals and move forward. In other council news: Contamination remains an issue at the former Cooey Property in town and is looming over businesses, says Jake Degroot, operations director of Premier Tech

Biotechnologies. portunity here,” he said. The former Cooey Property, located at Watson assured Degroot he’s not alone 93 Prince Edward St., and spreading con- in the issue – however, it’s an issue that’s tamination is having “a huge impact,” De- “too large and too technical,” for the mugroot told council. nicipality to handle alone. Degroot was pleading for the municipal- Walas acknowledged this has been a ity’s help Monday. long-standing issue in front of several The director says contamination has spread to the ground water of two neighbouring properties. Furthermore, air monitoring is now being done on site, to ensure the health and safety of employees, Degroot added. Expansion in the future for Premier Tech Biotechnologies may be limited too. “Our business unit is looking for opportunities for possible expansion one day and decisions are being made, but given the state of Jacquie Arbuckle & Chris Herrington Representatives the properties, there Sales Office: 1.800.263.2177 | jacquieandchris.ca may never be an op-

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Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. Karl Marx, 1852 We would all prea farce to a tragGwynne Dyer fer edy, so let us hope that Marx was right. But he has been wrong a few times in the past, so we must entertain the possibility that what awaits us is tragedy. The “first time”, in this instance, was the 1930s, when the painfully slow recovery from a global financial crash led to political polarisation, beggar-my neighbour trade wars, and the rise to power of anti-democratic, ultranationalist leaders in a number of countries. The consequences included the Second World War, death camps, the first and only use of nuclear weapons, and forty years of Cold War. Well, we had our global financial crash in 2008, and the recovery has certainly been slow. Average incomes in many Western countries have still not recovered to pre-2008 levels, and the growth of nationalist and racist sentiment is evident in major countries like Britain (the Brexit vote), France (the rise of the National Front), and above all the United States (Trump). The wave of non-violent democratic revolutions that transformed so many developing countries at the end of the Cold War ended with the failure of the “Arab Spring”, leaving a new dictatorship in Egypt and civil wars across the Middle East. In parts of Asia the process has even gone into reverse (military rule in Thailand, death squads run by populist elected governments in the Philippines and Indonesia). Authoritarian, ultra-nationalist governments hostile to the European Union have come to power in post-Communist Eastern Europe (Fidesz in Hungary, the Law and Justice government in Poland). And a trade war is brewing between the United States and China no matter who wins the US election in November. You could add to the list of worries a new ruler in China (Xi Jinping) who is more autocratic and readier to play the nationalist card than any other Chinese leader since Mao, and a Japanese prime minister (Shinzo Abe) who

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promises to remove the anti-war clause from the constitution. Not to mention that addict to high-stakes international brinkmanship, Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Quite a list, but does it really mean that we are back in 1936 (fascists in power in Germany, Italy and Japan, civil war in Spain, the Great Purge in the Soviet Union), with the catastrophe of global war just three years away? Or is it just a grab-bag of local problems, failures and worries of the sort that are bound to exist in a world of almost 200 independent countries? Probably the latter. Right- and left-wing parties are a legitimate and inevitable part of any democratic society, but they both tend to spin off or mutate into more extreme and paranoid versions of themselves in times of economic hardship. It is difficult to argue, however, that the times are really that bad at the moment. Times are very hard in most developed countries for the old working class, who have been left behind by globalisation, and that is where most of the support for right-wing extremism comes from. But there really aren’t enough of them to take over the state: Trump will not win in November, the National Front will not win next year’s French election, and the Brexiteers in Britain – well, that remains to be seen. The Middle East is a disaster area, of course, but it is a pretty isolated disaster area, apart from occasional small-scale terrorist outrages in Western countries. To live in fear of a world-wide Islamic caliphate is as delusional as to hope for it. Democracy is not in retreat in Africa or Latin America, and the pluses and the minuses more or less balance out in Asia (military rule in Thailand and more authoritarian elected governments in the Philippines and Indonesia, but more democracy in Burma and Sri Lanka). Nor should we see the triumph of a couple of ultra-nationalist parties in traditionally nationalist Eastern European countries as a sign of things to come in the rest of Europe. This is not to say that the European Union will survive in the long term without major changes. We are going through a historic shift of the centre of gravity of the global economy from the North Atlantic world to Asia, and many things will have to change as a result. It is possible that the United States and China might stumble into a military confrontation at some point: that risk is implicit in the kind of power shift that is underway in the early 21st century. But we are not on the brink of any great and awful calamity in the world. It is not 1936.

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Editorial - Chris Malette It’s safe to say if you polled most Canadians just two weeks ago, few, if any could tell you who she is. This week she’s a rock star Olympian athlete who’s gracing the covers of newspapers and magazines coast to coast and is leading a Valkyrie charge of fierce female competitors who are lighting it up in Rio. Oleksiak, as most who care about sport or how Canada is faring in the Olympics, is of course Canada’s only four medal-winner at these games. She struck gold in the women’s 100 metre freestyle sprint, making her the youngest Canadian gold medalist ever. American swimmer Simone Manuel made history that night last week in the Rio pool, too, becoming the first African American to medal in the pool. Oleksiak’s four medals put her on even level with Victor Davis for the most won by a Canadian swimmer in the Summer Olympics, and give her the most by any Canadian at a single Summer Games. After tying for first in the 100-metre freestyle Thursday night, she became the first Canadian to win a gold medal in a swimming event since Mark Tewskbury in 1992. But, there cannot be enough said about the strength of the female contingent of our games athletes. As with most everything about the inexorable fight for women to gain an equal footing for men in a world still coming to grips with the simple notion of equality, women have struggled to garner the funding for training for many decades previous to these games. That has changed with a new strategy to identify medal contenders regardless of their gender and, seemingly to most of our collective surprise, women were pegged as representing our best chances to medal almost across the board. Women athletes, it turns out, were targeted for success by their individual sports organization and by federal Own the Podium funding. Not because of their gender, specifically, but because of intensely scrutinized medal potential as determined by their own records and the depth of field in their events. “We knew that in the first week of the Games, there was a significantly higher percentage of medal potential for the women,” Anne Merklinger, CEO of Own the Podium, told The Toronto Star on Saturday. “It was done pretty deliberately, working with the sports federations to target the best medal opportunities. In that sense, we’ve strategically targeted women’s events.’’ And as The Star’s Rosie DiManno noted in a

column on the phenomenon of the phenomenal impact women have made on our Games presence in Rio, the numbers are pretty impressive. “Team Canada has a 60-40 gender split in Rio — 186 females, most ever, surpassing the 163 from London 2012, including women vying in three team sports — basketball, rugby, soccer – compared to two (track and field, volleyball) for men. Thirty-seven members of the athletics team are women; 28 men. Twenty women qualified in swimming; 10 men. Five females in gymnastics; a sole male. Full complement of women in wrestling and track cycling, unlike their male counterparts…” The pride is palpable for the poobahs who oversee our Olympic hopefuls, too. “I’m so impressed with some of the clutch performances, in the synchronized diving when they came through on the fifth dive, in the team pursuit today,” DiManno quoted chef de mission Curt Harnett, himself a former cycling Olympic medalist. “And the way the swimmers in the pool have delivered time and time again.” To hear him tell it, Harnett is gender blind in looking at our athletes and how they’ve been performing. “I’ve never really thought of it on those terms, though it’s certainly been a unique thing here, with their dominance in results. “Ultimately, I’d like to think that Canada provides for young girls a field of play that later translates into valid international sports opportunities.” That hasn’t always been the case and still isn’t in many quarters. As a father of a pair of athletic young women, I know for a fact sports organizations like Rugby Canada have not, until very recently, presented a level playing field for funding for men’s and women’s national teams. Women, in that sport now wildly popular after our success in the rugby sevens game in Rio, had to go begging for sponsorships and donations to make national and international competitions and many still do. We’re not telling parents of kids who play hockey, ball or other sports anything new, either. But, the point here is that we’ve finally, if not admitting it openly, crossed a gender barrier in funding, training and support that has produced the results we’re seeing in Rio. However you look at it, it’s pretty damn exciting to see women hog the spotlight on a world stage and bring accolades to Canada for helping make it happen. Go Canada! Alez les femmes!

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Pedal-powered music tour rolling into Brighton By Independent Staff Brighton – Juno award-winner, Quique Escamilla is making his way to Brighton. The Juno 2015 world music album of the year winner and 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards, world solo artist of the year, is set to play a free show at Memorial Park at the end of the month. Escamilla is one of a few Torontobased musicians, travelling more

than 300-kilometres by bicycle, who will be playing free concerts along the way from Gananoque to Cobourg. His journey is part of an “unconventional music tour,” which features bicycle-powered concerts in towns, along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. The concert is part of the Bikes, Beards and Bandshells Tour. “Bicycles and music are two things that I believe are and will

always be positive for our world,” says Escamilla. Escamilla is cycling without a support vehicle from the 1000 Islands, through Prince Edward County, to Cobourg. He’s slated to end his tour at the Shelter Valley Folk Festival on Labour Day weekend. “This tour is the perfect combination of these two elements, that anyone of any age can enjoy and be part of the fun,” he said.

Escamilla started singing at the age of four at family reunions, he says online in his biography. He was born and raised in Chiapas, Mexico and at the age of six in a crowded restaurant, with the in-house six-piece Mariachi band, he performed “El Ray” and discovered the magic of live music. He arrived on the Canadian music scene in the 2000s and now the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist calls Toronto home.

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Animal blood bank organizing clinics across the province, looking for dog donors By John Campbell Northumberland County – It was 20 years ago that the Canadian Animal Blood Bank (CABB) was launched in Manitoba to provide canine blood products to the province’s veterinarians. Within two years the not-for-profit company began serving veterinary clinics across the country and in 2001 it began adding satellite locations for the collection of blood in Alberta. Ontario has now been added to the network and overseeing its expansion into the province is Mary Robinson, who grew up in Brighton and now lives in Trenton. A registered veterinary technician, she’s the blood bank’s national laboratory coordinator. It’s a role she “was meant to do,” she said. “I absolutely love my job.” Her primary task is to run blood donor clinics and to expand the network of sites where donations can be made, because “we always need more blood,” Robinson said. CABB’s board of directors “expects me to do three clinics a month, my goal is to be doing two a week.” Her mandate includes “educating the public [because] a lot of people don’t know that this even exists,” she added. “We always need volunteers as well,” Robinson said. “They can be young kids.” Her 12-year-old nephew helps out frequently. About 450 grams of blood is collected at a time from donor dogs, which must be between one and eight years of age, weigh more than 23 kilograms (50 pounds), are up to date with vaccinations, have a good temperament, and be in good general health. “There’s no sedation,” Robinson said. Even though the blood is drawn from the animal’s jugular vein, “it doesn’t hurt ... The dogs don’t even notice it.” Golden retrievers are the best breed for giving blood because “they’re just so laid back.” The whole process, including paperwork, weigh-in, and sample testing for red blood cell count and protein levels, takes about 15 minutes. The benefits to pet owners include being eligible for one free blood product for every unit donated, should their dog ever be in need of a blood transfusion. A blood donor

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Link Cramahe will be news-info link to community By John Campbell Colborne – Work has begun on creating an online resource hub of community assets and events in Cramahe Township. A subcommittee of the township’s public library board, Link Cramahe, is overseeing the project, with

funding provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. The ministry is paying the wages of a full-time coordinator, Sarah Johnston, for six months, and has provided roughly $2,500 for additional expenses, such as a laptop. Librarian Mary North admitted to

being “a little frustrated” that the group didn’t receive approval for the 12 months of funding it had applied for, in order to provide a year-long database of events in Cramahe, so she will be looking for funding from other sources to fulfill the subcommittee’s original vision. “We’d like to keep the project going because information has to be revised and updated on a regular basis, so that’s where future challenges will lie for the committee,” North said. “But right now we’re just very happy that it’s being kick-started.” The idea for a Link Cramahe co-ordinator

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Local service clubs partner again with Westben for fundraising concert By Sue Dickens Campbellford – For the third consecutive year, the Rotary Club of Campbellford and the Warkworth Community Service Club (WCSC) have partnered for a fundraising concert. Westben is providing the facilities at no cost to raise funds to help

the communities of Trent Hills. The concert is also a launch pad for the fall season for the theatre association. The annual “At Your Service” benefit concert featuring the “Next Generation Leahy” will be “an incredibly exciting concert,” said Donna Bennett, Westben’s cofounder and marketing director.

“The last time they performed at Westben, they had the whole audience at The Barn clapping and tapping their feet. The children sing, dance and play the fiddle all at the same time.” Building on more than three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children,

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United Way introducing new funding process that’s open to more organizations By John Campbell Codrington – Northumberland United Way, which has “evolved” from funding just member agencies to forming “new partnerships” with other non-profit and charitable organizations, has begun accepting expressions of interests. “We’re transitioning from being a traditional fundraising organization to an organization that’s funding for impact [in the community],” said Heather Norris, the United Way’s director of community impact for Northumberland. “It’s part of our journey to remain relevant ... to address the needs that were identified through community conversations [held throughout the county which identified] the aspirations and the challenges [that] community members were facing.” With the feedback it received and the help of experts it consulted, United Way developed investment strategies in three focus areas that “align” with those needs: children (support for learning life skills, taking part in recreational and physical activities, and maintaining mental health wellness); people living in poverty (assistance in maintaining housing and meeting basic needs, and support for employment training and those at risk

of homelessness); and community (support for more access to information and resources, and better mental health initiatives). Details about the new granting process will be explained at a pair of information sessions, with the first to take place at the Codrington Community Centre Aug. 31; the second one will be held at 600 William St. in Cobourg Sept. 7. Both one-hour sessions begin at 2 p.m. Only expressions of interest for programs and services requiring $10,000 or more to implement will be considered, and those found to be worthy of further consideration will be invited to submit formal applications for funding. United Way is looking to invest in projects that have a “measurable impact” which it can “share with the community” and its donors, using “defined performance indicators,” Norris said. The organization usually raises more than $1 million a year and supports between 20 and 25 programs and services annually, she said. Last year United Way invested $1,178,422 and “impacted” more than 24,700 lives. The new two-stage granting process is “quite rigorous” because of the need to measure and to report on the outcomes of approved major projects.Organizations that

have received funding in the past for projects requiring less than $10,000 could look at building “further capacity” in their programs and services by more than one means that cumulatively exceeds the minimum threshold United Way has set for requests, Norris said.

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Haven for those seeking peaceful end of life needs funding By Sarah Hyatt Brighton – With a little community support, two Brightonians are hopeful they can help make a difference for those facing the end of life. The Bridge Hospice, which serves all of Northumberland County and the region, was created to ensure people are able to live every moment until the end of one’s life, says Craig Kerr, who serves as secretary on the hospice board of directors. “What we do – it’s not about dying,” he said. “It’s about living, actually living through those last

days.” Craig’s wife, Ruth, is asking for the community’s support this month with a fundraiser, which will help the hospice to continue to sustain operations. Ruth is also a volunteer with the hospice. “We receive no government funding,” explained Craig. “We can get grants to help with capital projects, but to sustain operations it’s very hard.” The residential hospice is now operating debt-free, with a little bit of funds in the reserve, but remains

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We certainly hope everyone who came out to the weekly “Music In The Park” enjoyed themselves in late July when our Club hosted the local and talented Ian Roy and of course, we passed out some cold frozen treats for the attendees.

Some of our club’s ongoing activities this past month, included the formation of a new internal word for attendance. This award, called “The Keith Stainton Perfect Attendance Award” will be given our annually, and is in honour of our recently retired Rotarian Keith who has been a great supporter and promoter of Rotary and is one of a very few worldwide Rotarians that can boast forty years of perfect attendance. There is no doubt that Keith has certainly followed this Rotary year’s motto “Rotary Serving Humanity”. Thank you Keith (and Joan) for your decades of service. Donations this past month include the VON Adult Day Centre programs and, three scholarships for the ENSS Graduation. Plans were finalized for the 2016-17 budget and so, if your organization needs some help this coming year, feel free to contact us… not everyone who applies gets help but we do our best within our guidelines. Perhaps one of the biggest needs in the community is our “Coat For Kids” programs we do each Fall at the local schools to ensure these young ones have proper winter clothing. We were delighted to have Rafael Navas, a Brazilian Rotary Exchange student from 2007-07 join us at a recent meeting. What a treat it was to hear of life after Rotary Exchange. This program clearly has an effect on the students we send and receive and we should be proud that our sponsorship and support helps to 22

heavily reliant on volunteer efforts, fundraising, and donations to fulfill its mandate. “We’re the only residential hospice south of Highway 7,” Craig noted. For Northumberland County residents – The Bridge Hospice is essentially it, in other words. Ruth says there’s often some misconception, since the hospice is actually located in Warkworth. “We help families across the county and beyond though,” she clarified. Craig says easily more than onethird of the hospice’s residents to date have been from the Brighton-Cramahe area. The three-bed residential hospice also takes in Quinte West residents too. “This was the vision of three nurses who saw a demand and a need in the area,” said Craig. All care and

services are provided to residents of the hospice and families free of charge. The idea was to create a space where families and loved ones could come, be cared for and enjoy time with one another without worrying about all the responsibilities associated with care – families can focus on what matters, and that’s the time spent with loved ones, explained Craig. A residential hospice is designed to meet the needs of the individual at the end of life, but also the family. To make this vision a reality hasn’t been easy. The Bridge Hospice opened in 2012. Volunteers have put in a lot of work over the years, say the Kerrs. From raising funds to build the hospice home over the course of seven or so years, to the actual building of the home, to the fundraising and the volunteer caregivers – the hours logged have been many. “It really is this incredible facility now,” said Craig. Ensuring local and Northumberland County residents have this choice when facing the end of life, is something both Ruth and Craig

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Another guest speaker, we had this past month was our own Rotarian and Mayor Mark Walas who provided us with an excellent update on community events, and infrastructure programs in place. And, as always, a large amount of questions from our members. It is always good to get updates from the various political levels in our community. As always, should you be interested in knowing a bit more about Rotary, please feel free to give Dave Sharp a call at 613-475-5109 or drop by for Breakfast some Friday morning. We meet at 6:45am (meeting starts at 7:00am) at the Community Centre on Elizabeth Street.

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Haven for those seeking peaceful end of life needs funding Hospice facts: The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association reports: • Only 16 to 30 per cent of Canadians who die currently have access to or receive hospice palliative and end-of-life care services – depending on where they live in Canada. • Seniors make up the fastestgrowing age group. It’s estimated seniors could account for between 23-25 per cent of the total population by 2036, nearly double the 13.9 per cent in 2009. • More than three-in-10 Canadians or 32 per cent suffer from a chronic illness while four-in-10 or 39 per cent have someone suffering in their immediate family. Combined, six-in-10 Canadians either personally suffer from a chronic illness or have someone suffering in their immediate family. • In 2009, Canada had 4.7 million persons aged 65 years or over, twice the number recorded in 1981. • According to all the projection scenarios, the growth of this group will accelerate in coming years.

Continued from page 22 This is where The Bridge Hospice comes in offering another option, helping to alleviate some of that emotional stress and freeing up time for families to focus on relationships. Being a three-bedroom hospice, the smaller more rural community lifestyle is reflected in the hospice home, added Craig. “For us, as a three-bedroom hospice, we’re comfortable providing quality care at this level,” said Craig. The Kerrs are hopeful for the community’s support in coming days. Ruth is hosting the second annual giant fundraising yard sale at the

Brighton and District Curling Club on Saturday, Aug. 27. All proceeds will go to help the hospice and into the general fund to assist with operating costs. Last year, the sale raised about $1,500. Ruth is hopeful a bit more can be raised this year, as every dollar helps. “This is what we call a third-party event,” said Craig. It’s not one of the hospice’s main fundraising events, nor is it being put on by the hospice. The Kerrs do this simply because they’re eager to lend a hand, they explained. The yard sale is from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., and Ruth is still accepting

donations. New this year, there will also be a Chinese auction. There will be a wide selection of articles including crafts, books, antiques, collectables, Christmas décor, some furniture and other miscellaneous items. For more information, contact Ruth at 613-475-3018 or e-mail craigkerr97@msn.com. “We always welcome people looking to host events such as these,” said Craig. The Kerrs predict the demand for services such as these will continue to increase in coming years. Craig’s hopeful to soon see a residential hospice open in the Quinte

West area. He recently attended Quinte West council to speak about The Bridge Hospice. “It’s not about competition with this at all,” he said. “We’d be happy to be able to refer people potentially in need. We were happy to hear council and staff would be exploring the option and feasibility of a hospice and various locations – this is about addressing a need.” Such services also help to reduce some strain on the health-care system with fewer people staying in hospitals at end of life, Craig noted. Cost comparisons for care in hospital, to hospice are significant, he said.

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senior women’s loop for Rugby Ontario, the O.W.L. – Ontario Women’s League. It’s the end of the season for the Bulldogs women, but play continues for junior sides into August, as well as the Men’s I and II teams. Last Saturday, both men’s teams went down to defeat to the unbeaten Barrie Colts. Bulldogs II (7-1) lost a close one 24-19 at MA Sills Park, and the Dogs’ firsts (3-5) who suffered several injuries in the first half and a torrential downpour in the second half, fell 33-7 to Barrie II. Bulldogs men’s I and II sides are both on the road Saturday to Balmy Beach in TRU Russell Division play.

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Campbellford wins Bay of Quinte’s Division 2 in men’s soccer also plays for Campbellford. The team lost just once last year but tied a pair which prevented it from finishing first, losing out to 8 Wing for first place; 8 Wing also defeated Campbellford in the semi-final for the cup. Michel said he‘s “pretty proud how the team came together [this season]. It was a relatively new squad so to see the results we got and how quickly we were able to come together was awesome.”

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By clinching the league title, Campbellford will move up to Division 1 next season, after a two-year absence. It was relegated to Division 2 following a lastplace finish in 2014. “I‘m excited to move back up to Division 1 because I feel our team is capable of staying in Division 1,” Michel said. He added that anyone interested in playing men‘s soccer next year can email him at sawyer_michel@hotmail.com.

Belleville – Campbellford is the runaway Division 2 champion of the Bay of Quinte Men’s Outdoor Soccer League. With one game left to play this week, the team will finish well ahead of its five other BQMSL rivals to capture the regular season title, and it now has set its sights on winning the cup as well. It currently has a 3-0 record in cup play and will be looking to advance to the final with a win over the Belleville Blazers in the semi-final Aug. 23 at MA Sills. The final will take place Aug. 25. Campbellford upped its record to 11-1-1 in league play by pummelling Elite FC 10-3 Aug. 9, led by Erick Shannon’s five goals. The striker leads the league with 21 goals. Blaine Thompson scored twice and has 11 goals for the season, putting him in third spot in Division 2 scoring. Also finding the net were Erick Nestoruk, Nicholas Thompson and Brady Cross. Shannon and centre midfielder Blaine Thompson have combined for 32 goals, slightly more than half of the 60 Campbellford has scored. Shannon is in his first year with the team. He was a member of the Brighton Storm which folded last season. “It was pretty nice to get a player like that,” said midfielder Sawyer Michel, the first-year manager/coach who‘s in his Campbellford has outscored its opposition by 40 goals in 13 games, with No. 19 Erik Shannon accounting for one-third sixth year as a member of the team. Help- of the team’s offence, but the club has had a much tougher time defeating Colborne, winning twice by just one goal ing him run the team is Ben Fields, who and another by two goals. Photo submitted

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The Rednersville Road Art Tour (fondly known as the R.R.A.T.) will host its ninth annual Art Tour this coming Labour Day Weekend.  This year, the R.R.A.T. will host fifteen sites with 26 artists and artisans. Returnee studios, as well as new sites and guests, will be opening their doors to the public, displaying the artistic talents of both well known and emerging, new artists. Represented work encompasses a large variety of visual art styles, media and prices and includes felt, fiber, glass, ceramic, wood, jewellery, miniatures, and more. All work for sale is original, hand crafted and unique. Many of these studios have been with the tour since its inception in 2008 when Danuta Cromwell, a local mixed media artist on Rednersville Road, called some artists she knew, also on the “Road” and said, “There seems to be so many of us here on this short 20 kilometer stretch, we should get together and have our own ‘Rednersville Road Art Tour.’” During that first Labour Day weekend tour, the thirteen studios participating saw over 350 visitors. This year the R.R.A.T. tour welcomes these exciting and unique artists: Iris Casey, a new host, specializes in unique wire sculpture, garden art, and mosaics. Andrea Pyman-Varangu, also a new host, utilizes pure pigment soft pastel sticks to paint landscapes and still lifes. Andrea’s  guests Colleen Green, utilizes vibrant colours and movement in bees wax and oil paint on wood, and Laurie McRae, an oil painter and fibre artist creates vibrant landscapes, florals and abstracts. Gayla Campney is a new guest and a beach glass artist who handcrafts work from Prince Edward County Beaches. Returnees include Florence Chik-lau and her ceramic sculptures; and Susan Moshynski, “By the Bay Studio”, watercolour, pastel and acrylic

Prince Edward County artist Susan Moshynski prepares for the upcoming Rednersville Road Art Tour. Submitted photo

artist with her guest Theodora McLaren watercolour, acrylic and monoprint art. Also returning, Ron Sayeau, a watercolour and acrylic artist, Danuta Cromwell, RRAT Founder,  oils, acrylics, watercolor and mixed media art; Marion Casson fibre arts, painter, weaver and felter, with her guests Glenn Ryley Cotton, basketmaker, rug hooker and new guest Gayla Campney Linda Hargest, with her amazing and vibrant quilts, is a returning host from previous year tours. Dona Knudsen, impressionistic floral and landscape watercolourist, returns with guest Kathryn

Fellows, and her fresh watercolours and acrylics. Returning “Shadowridge Studio” and Tina Osborne, a mixed media artist, jewellery designer and natural fibre scarves, welcome back her sister Sheryl Gates, mixed media children’s artist, and  their mother, Lorraine Vanzuylen,  with her flowing oils of dancing figures and landscapes. “Active Arts” and Jeff Keary is also back this year with his amazing art on silk. “Tremeers’ Treasures” return with unique miniatures, and hand knitted items with their guests, Bob Pennycook and

his nature interpreted acrylics, oils and prints, and Alecia Bye, a previous year’s tour guest, and her “Wheel thrown” functional stoneware with “mocha diffusion” underglazing techniques. Also returning: Gwynn Bedford, acrylic and watercolor with her guest Brigitte Rittinger, textile and glass artist and Ilona Mayer, watercolour, oil and acrylics and Helen Steinberg with her watercolors and jewellery. Take one, two, or three days to see the R.R.A.T. studios and workplaces, start at the middle or either end of the

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Make sure your butts, fires are dead out Dear Editor I am a seriously concerned citizen of Stirling-Rawdon township and for the past four weeks, since our fire ban went into affect, it seems many aren’t adhering to the ban and utterly ignoring it. I have seen dozens of people driving by and just tossing their still, very much lit cigarettes out onto the asphalt and often times, these cigarettes have ended up in dry bush. I think an editorial needs to be run to remind people that they should be putting these things out prior to tossing them out the win-

dow, and or buying an astray for their vehicle as they are now putting everyone’s homes and businesses at risk of being burnt to the ground and with water levels being a very serious issue right now, there’s no guarantee the fire departments can manage putting out a big fire. Currently there are several fires already burning, and to date, these fires are under control, but as we witnessed with the Fort McMurray fire, this can and does change in the blink of an eye. People should be reminded to put their cigarettes out prior to

throwing them out their vehicle’s window and making certain, if they are having a bonfire, that the fire is 100 per cent out. If you can still see red, then throw more water or sand on to the fire! I for one, cannot afford to move nor can I afford to replace the items in my home and I am certain, no one else can. So I strongly remind people to be more careful in these very dry times.

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language demonstration schools, Robarts School for the Deaf and Centre JulesLéger. Throughout the consultations, we heard from parents and students about how vital these programs and services are for students. We gained valuable insight and feedback about how to best meet students’ needs so they can reach their full potential in school and in life. I would like to thank the parents and students for their passion and commitment. Starting in the 2016-17 school year, we will begin pilots for intensive reading intervention projects in school boards to increase the availability and responsiveness of supports for students in their local communities as well as research early and ongoing assessment to better understand learner profiles of students with learning disabilities. We will also be establishing a reference group to provide guidance and input on strengthening supports for students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. This is in addition to our pursuit Please see “Wrong” on page B3

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Dear Editor In 2013, when the Liberals had a minority government, Kathleen Wynne, our esteemed Premier, created The Financial Accountability Office. The FAO. This was in exchange for the NDP’s backing and support. It worked for Kate at the time. Stephen LeClair was appointed the first watchdog in 2015. He has little power of course; Liberals don’t want to play ball. Accountability doesn’t work for Kate now. By FAO calculations, Ontario’s debt is an almost $300 billion. The debt has grown 90% since 2008-9 alone. The Province has $2.40 in

debt for every dollar of revenue it brings in. Interest on the debt is almost $1 billion a month. Wow. Ontario spends more on interest payments than on post secondary education. Stephen LeClair reports Kate and Charles Sousa, Finance Minister, continue to hide information, using accounting tricks and one time sell offs to survive. Shouldn’t these people be in jail? Don’t we call people who steal, lie and cheat crooks? I guess we have legal crooks in today’s world. Let’s move on to Ontario’s aborted pension plan. $70 million and not a single penny of

contributions collected; but lots paid out. The top six executives of the defunct plan will split $2 million in severance for a job that never was. The CEO, Saad Rafi, will receive more than $825,000 for less than six months work. Do the math. Saad ran the Pan Am Games, which the auditor general reported came in $304 million over the original budget, and executives including Rafi split $5.3 million in completion bonuses. Nice reward for an over budget outcome. Finance Minister Charles Sousa and his associate minister in charge of pensions, Indira Naidoo-Harris, said they felt

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AUCTION SALE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 AT 5:00 P.M. DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE

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Kitchen table & chairs, Merit antique wood kitchen stove with warming oven & reservoir, coffee & end tables, chesterfield & chair, several chests of drawers, large qty. of antique smalls including gingerbread clock, Fairmont railroad lantern, barn lanterns, old framed prints, lamps, railroad lantern, coffee mill, old measures, steel wheels, area rugs, a large qty. of fishing tackle including hundreds of lures and spoons, bait boxes, a large number of reels, tackle boxes, set of antique German silver flatware, mantle clock, nail keg, old child’s spring horse, child’s car, hay knife, crock, several dolls, 2 old Pioneer chain saws and many more interesting antique pieces. Watch the web site for detailed list and photos. AUCTIONEER: DOUG JARRELL 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com

AUCTION SALE MR HAROLD TURCOTTE

35 RITCHIE STREET, BELLEVILLE, ONT. THURSDAY AUGUST 25TH AT 11:00 AM 2 blocks EAST of Sidney Street on Bridge Street and turn NORTH onto Ritchie Street 35 Royal Doulton figurines - list at www.sullivanauctions.com; Gibbard 6 piece walnut finish dining room suite with table, 4 chairs and china cabinet; Gibbard tea wagon, curio cabinets, 2 piece chesterfield suite, living room furniture, antique wicker fernery, sofa table, mahogany free standing jewel cabinet, cranberry glass, cut glass, crystal, silver plate pieces, Sylvannia bar fridge, dehumidifier, oil heater, cookware, TOOLS Craftsman 8 hp snow blower, Craftsman 6.5 hp lawn mower, Ryobi mitre saw and stand, portable air compressor, Paslode framing& air nailer,pressure washer, power tools, hand tools, hardware, numerous other articles TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com

AUCTION SALE SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 AT 10:00 A.M. DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE

American Hauler 12 ft single axle cargo trailer, New Holland 325 single axle manure spreader, International 3 PTH model 70 single auger snow blower, Busy Bee horizontal band saw, Bridgewood 15” planer, Yardworks 10.5 H.P. 30” snowblower, Craftex 6” jointer, Dust collector, Yukon truck toolbox, Craftsman 5 drawer tool chest, shop tool carts & boxes, 30 ft. extension ladder, 10,000 lb Reese hitch, 3 13 ft. chain link fence sections, 12, 14 & 16 ft gates, round bale feeder, heavy duty steel shelving unit, set of 4 wheeler truck ramps & numerous other farm & shop related items. Horse related: A large assortment of Western & English horse tack including a Lami-Cell light weight barrel saddle/71/2 gullet (excellent), Western 16” black rawhide saddle with snaffle bit, breast plate & rear cinch (excellent), 3 fancy western show saddles, all in excellent condition, 7 hay bags/nets, 6 Halladay blue saddle pads, 7 Halladay blue coolers, 3 white saddle pads, new western saddle bag, wall mount saddle stand, English saddle cover, lead ropes leg wraps, fly sheets, cotton blankets, jump cups, reins, bits, horse blankets, 72 & 75 inch rain sheets, 3 assorted blanket necks, 72” winter blanket with belly band, 8 riding helmets, grain bin, tubs, wooden measuring stick, water trough & numerous other pieces of tack. Watch my web site for a detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEER: DOUG JARRELL 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com

AUCTION SALE TED AND CAROL PERLBERG

AUCTION SALE NATIONAL CHIMNEY SWEEPS DALE GEEN

549 WALLBRIDGE ROAD, R.R.# 5 BELLEVILLE, ONT. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24TH AT 11:00 AM 3 miles NORTH of 401 Highway on Wallbridge Loyalist Road and turn WEST onto Wallbridge Road at Tuckers Corners for ½ mile. YARD EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS ; John Deere D125 riding lawn more-20hp -40 hours-like new; Craftsman 11 HP snow blower; Honda 5 HP Gas powered high pressure washer, Sthil 390 chainsaw, Cub Cadet 48” lawn sweeper, John Deere lawn mower, gas powered hedge trimmer, John Deere dethatcher, aluminum ladders, Homelite chainsaw, Hot rod air compressor, Power tools, air tools, garden tools, FIREARMS – PAL REQUIRED; Winchester 20 ga pump (#1061704) Winchester Model 12 12 gauge pump (#17596065), Remington rolling lock 20 ga, Sure Shot 22; ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES; Antique hall seat and mirror, Antique washstand, Antique dressers, Vintage Gottleib “Top Card” pin ball machine, Vintage maple commercial shuffle board with mirrors, Royal Albert “Silver Birch”dinnerware pieces, Crystal pieces, oil lamps, Kelvinator bar fridge, Sony 42 inch flat screen TV, Dehumidifiers, La-Z-Boy chair, Oak table and chairs, Bedroom furniture, Single beds, Bed Chesterfield, Exercise equipment, Few vintage hand tools,glass oil bottles, vintage drafting stools,butter print,kitchenwares, Numerous other articles. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com

20 RUSSELL STREET, BELLEVILLE, ONT. FRIDAY AUGUST 26TH AT 10:30 AM 5 blocks NORTH of Dundas street East on MacDonald Ave to Russell Street. EQUIPMENT, VEHICLE,&ACCESSORIES 1960’s Allis Chalmers TL 12 6 cyl diesel wheel loader with cab, 1 yard bucket, 10 hrs on a rebuilt engine – running condition; 1995 Ford E 350 7.3 litre diesel 1 ton van with 240,000 kms, sell as is – running condition; 2006 Ford Taurus sedan – 190,000 kms- sells as is; Custom built 5 x 8 single axle utility trailer with manual winch dump box, 5 sections of scaffolding with planking ,separate Ford 7.3 litre turbo diesel power train with 5 speed trans and transfer case; 40 ft aluminum extension ladder, Heartland Oval 75th Anniversary Special air tight wood stove with water jacket- like new; Bradley meat smokers ,fireplace parts by Regency, Napoleon, Security, Pacific Energy; stainless steel chimney fittings, flex piping, insulated chimney parts, natural gas 32000btu free standing space stove, wood fireplace units, used wood stoves, fireplace grates, fireplace doors, 100 amp electrical boxes with breakers, chimney brushes, numerous other articles. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com

ESTATE AUCTIoN SATURdAY, AUGUST 20Th, 10:00 A.m.

AUCTION SALE ESTATE OF JACK AND EVELYN CONNOR

VIEWING FROM 9:00 A.M. 8534 McBride Rd., Cold Springs Directions: Exit 401 Burnham St., Cobourg, go north 10 kms, turn left on McBride Road (6th Line), go 1/2 km to 8534 Property sold. Selling complete home contents of the late Mrs Sharon Carriere, well known seamstress, respected lady of the community. Sale to include 2 sewing machines, threads and related supplies including desk leather office chair, book shelves and storage cupboards, 2-50” flat screen TVs and her Royal Doulton collection of over 60 figurines. Beautiful glass 2 sided mirrored back curio with side entry, 12 place seating Royal Albert with extra pcs, lge quantity fancy cups and saucers, 2 chest flatware, 3 pcs Moorecraft, other knick knacks, exceptional Black Forest grandfather clock purchased originally in Germany, queen bed & bedroom furniture, single bed with ornate cast iron HD & FT board, oak washstand, ant. oak gramophone with modern stereo equipment inside lane cedar chest, occasional chairs, Chevelle mirror, twin keyboard organ, rocking chair, lamps, floor lamps, pictures, qty everyday dishes, pots, pans, small appliances, clothes steamer, ant. outside furniture, planters, miscell articles. All to be sold with no reserve. Terms: Cash or good cheque with I.D. No plastic Gary Warner Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 www.warnersauction.com CELEBRATING 27 YEARS IN BUSINESS.

6987 COUNTY ROAD 50, R.R.# 4 CAMPBELLFORD, ONT. MONDAY AUGUST 22ND AT 11:00 AM 4 miles NORTH of Campbellford on County Road 50 – West side of Trent River. TOOLS AND COLLECTIBLES; Cincinnati lathe and Tool Co belt driven-auto drive 4ft bed metal lathe; Pringle and Brodie belt driven wood lathe with 5ft bed; Walker Turner floor model drill press, Boise Crane 4” jointer, Walker Turner 16” band saw, Boise Crane 8” table saw, DeWalt radial arm saw, Delta shaper, stationary air compressor, vintage iron belt driven floor model drill press, bench grinder, chain hoists, wooden planes, iron grates, barn hinges, vintage hardware, crosscut saws, wooden boxes, tool boxes, counter top weigh scales, cistern pump, arrow back chairs, vintage lawn chairs, porch posts, iron pots, barn ladders, antique two door jam cupboard, and antique chest of drawers, antique cupboard, child’s sleigh, and multi compartment hardware storage cupboard, antique 6 plank canoe, cedar canoe- rough; cast iron stove, vintage windows, vintage Johnson outboard motor, 18 foot fiberglass sailboat with sail, RESTORATION PROJECTS-horse drawn McLaughlin cutter, horse drawn buggy, horse drawn wagon, horse drawn box sleigh; 12’ x 12” culverts, numerous other articles. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com

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AUCTION SALE RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT, BAR SIGNAGE AND ACCESSORIES AUCTION SALE CONDUCTED AT 1 ALHAMBRA SQUARE BELLEVILLE, ONT. SATURDAY AUGUST 27TH AT 10:00 AM 1 block WEST of Belleville Train Station on Station Street and turn onto Alhambra Square. US Range stainless steel gas 6 burner range with oven, Habco glass front 2 door fridge, stainless steel 7 burner commercial portable BBQ- like new; Hobart s/s deep fryer, Henny Penny fryer, Dol-Fyn commercial glass washer, s/s triple and double sinks, s/s/ proofer, Cambro portable bar, vintage berkel meat slicer, s/s commercial dishwasher, s/s 10ft x 42” exhaust hood, roof top exhaust motor unit and assembly, 6’ x 2’ s/s/ bar sink and beverage system, s/s 7 unit hot/ cold insert table, Bunn coffee makers, Bingo machines, vintage maple butchers blocks, vintage brass bar rails, vintage Doc’s Hotel awnings, neon bar signs, cheers signage, outdoor lighting, dinnerware’s, plate ware, miscellaneous tables, office dividers, file cabinets, power lawnmower, side walk snow blower, GENERATOR 1991 Perkins diesel generator with 230/120 volt, 130 amp output on 5’x 8’enclosed trailer, numerous other articles. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com FOR SALE

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Bridge Street Bridge Bash, Friday, August 19, 7 pm featuring live music by Ambush. www. downtownbelleville.ca Friday, August 19, Belleville Legion: Cowboys Don’t Cry, 7 to 11 pm. Everyone welcome plenty of room for dancing (age of majority event). Tag Day Fundraiser Volunteers Required, Thursday August 25, Community Care for South Hastings. Shifts are 2 hours at various locations in Belleville. Info or to sign up, please call Raven at 613-969-0130 Volunteers Needed. Bibles for Missions Thrift Store, 315 Pinnacle St. Belleville, is seeking volunteers of all ages to fulfill positions in all area of operations (cashiers, sorters, receiving area). Contact Esthel at 613-962-5665 or drop by the store to fill out an application. Free Children’s clothing from God’s Closet, August 19, 9am-1pm, Belleville Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 253 Dundas St., Belleville. $1 Entrance fee. Info: www.godscloset.com HALL RENTALS at The Royal Canadian Legion, 132 Pinnacle Street, Belleville 613-968-9053 Board Members Being Recruited, for governing body of Community Care for South Hastings. One position requires a legal background, and the other two positions of interest to those with a background in healthcare, marketing, business, social services, etc. For application form or info Shell-Lee at shell-leew@ccsh.ca. St. Mark’s United Church 237 Cannifton

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Rd. N., offers Foot Care Clinic - 4th Thursday of month. VON basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot care. For appointment call VON at 1-888279-4866 ex 5346 New members welcome, Quinte Living Centre Concert Band. Students to seniors, if you play any band instrument. Mondays 7-9 p.m., Quinte Living Centre, 370 Front St, Belleville. Info: Marialice, mtfielding@hotmail.com 613-962-2881, or Sally, ssedore@hotmail.com 613-243-1450 Probus Club Of Belleville meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays every month, 10 am at the Pentecostals of Quinte, 490 Dundas St. W. For retired and/or semi-retired business and professional people. Social time and a guest speaker. Guests are welcome. Meals on Wheels Delivery Drivers Required, Community Care for South Hastings, 4 hours a year, (1 hour a day for 1 day a week for 1 month). Info: Lee at 613-969-0130 ext. 5207 Home Help & Home Maintenance support service (cleaning, meal prep, shopping, snow removal, etc). Fees arranged between the worker and client. Info: Community Care for South Hastings Belleville at 613-969-0130 or Deseronto at 613-396-6591. Monday Bingo; Tuesday Cribbage; Wednesday Euchre; Thursday Carpet Bowling and Shuffleboard; Friday Darts and the 3rd Sunday of every month Cribbage. All start at 1:00 p.m. Open to all seniors 50 and over. Trillium 2000 Seniors Club, 75 St. Paul St., Belleville Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms, 100 Station

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Street., Belleville. Open 6 days a week. Info: www.familyspace.ca or 613-966-9427. Quinte Seniors Euchre Club meets at the Parkdale Community Centre every Mon. at 1 pm. Everyone 50 plus welcome. Cost $3.00 includes door prize, 50/50 draw and euchre score prizes Quinte Landlords Association members meet, network, share knowledge, hear a guest speaker, third Wednesday of month at 630pm. Advance registration required Fee: $10. To register, use the contact form on our website quintelandlordsassociation.ca or call (613) 707-3879 Quinte Region Crokinole Club, every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Quinte Wellness Centre, Cannifton Rd., Belleville. http://www.qrcc.ca . Info: Dave Brown at 613-967-7720 or Louis Gauthier at 613-849-0690. Seniors 5-pin Bowling, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Come and meet new friends for fun and fellowship. Belleville Pro Bowl, Bayview Mall. Call Ken 613-962-3429 The Canadian Hearing Society offers Walk In Wednesdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4pm. Speak to a Hearing Care Counsellor. No appointment necessary. Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas St. E Belleville TGIF Frozen Meal Distribution Every Friday, Bridge St. United Church, 60 Bridge St. E. These nutritious, church-made & frozen meals can be picked up Fridays between 2 and 4 p.m. Register on first visit by showing I.D. for each meal you pick up. No cost/no pre-ordering.

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BRIGHTON

Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church Clothing Depot, 58 Prince Edward St, Brighton. Wednesday-Thursday, 10-2, Friday, 10-6pm and Saturday, 10-1. All donations welcome. Interested in Volunteering? Call Jean 613-242-5387 Corn Roast & Talent Auction, Friday, August 19. Corn Roast: 5:30 pm (donations accepted for corn & beverages). Auction: 6:30 pm, including: homemade jam & baked goods; garden art; meals. Carman United Church, 854 Carman Road, Brighton Township, 613-391-7804 Brighton Legion Branch 100: Saturday August 20th, Karaoke with host Terry Randall, 6-10 p.m. Sing, dance and enjoy our excellent local singers. Sexual Health Clinic, Tuesday, August 23, 10 am to Noon. Confidential access to cervical screening, low-cost birth control, pregnancy testing and sexual health teaching, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Info, locations or to make an appointment, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1205. Parent Support Group, Brighton, last Thursday of each month, 6:30-8pm, Autism Ontario/Autisme Ontario East & South East Region. Info: (613) 968-5554 Brighton Lions Club is looking for new members. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at the Community Centre in Brighton. Info Membership Chairperson Fran Fulford 613- 475-0475

CAMPBELLFORD

8th annual Dry Stone Wall Workshop in Ferris Provincial Park, 9 to 4 Aug. 27 and 28. Follow the signs to watch the demonstration; walk ins are free; cars are $5 at the Gate House. Or contact generalinfo@drystonecanada.com to register for the weekend workshop; free non electrical camp sites Fri. and Sat., lunches and refreshments on Sat. and Sun. www.friendsofferris.ca Blood Pressure Clinic, Aug. 19, Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 1-4pm, Room 249 2nd Floor. All Welcome. LEARN about Nutrition and the link between Deficiency & Disease. Dr. Joel Wallach, BS, DVM, ND. will talk about powerful, practical, affordable solutions to hundreds of Health Challenges. SEPT. 12, 13, 14, Campbellford Free Methodist Church, 73 Ranney St. N., 7pm. Limited seating, $10/ticket. Contact: Christine Althouse: 706-768-4150 / Susan Summerfeldt: 705 653 3525 / Bonnie Derrett at 613 473 2559 ‘Meet the Nurse’, Thursday, August 25, 10 am to Noon, Ontario Early Years Centre, Campbellford. Parents with children up to age six years can meet with a Public Health Nurse for breastfeeding support, screen for speech concerns and discuss infant care, growth and development and other concerns. Info 1-866-888-4577 3rd Saturday of month, Bid Euchre Tournament, Campbellford Seniors Club, 53 Grand Rd Lunch at noon, cards at 1pm. $5 to play, share the wealth tickets. Visit the Cat’s Cradle, 8 Bridge St. W., Campbellford, A New to You shop with monies raised going to spay/neuter feral cats and kittens. Open Thursday, Friday,

Saturday 9-5. Campbellford Kinette Bingo every Thursday at 7pm. Campbellford/ Seymour Arena, 313 Front St. N. $1000 Jackpot in 54 numbers, consolation prize of $200. Wheelchair accessible. Learn the Art of Taoist Tai Chi - classes available throughout the week, Community Resource Centre 65 Bridge St, Campbellford, Join at anytime. Info: 705 696 1841 or 705 243 5216. Every Monday, 7 p.m. Campbellford Citizen’s Choir meets at Senior Citizen’s Building. All welcome The Campbellford Baptist Busy Bee Yard Sale, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until Thanksgiving weekend.

COBOURG

Group Thursdays, 1pm. Civic Centre, 6 Albert St. East, Hastings Hastings Founders Fibre Festival: Friday August 19, 10 am to 4 pm (before the Waterfront Festival) at the Hastings Civic Centre. Pickleball at the Hastings Field House each Monday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. 705-559-4555. August 19, 20 and 21, Hastings Waterfront Festival. Free and accessible event. Friday and Saturday evening concerts, Saturday’s Family Day, and Sunday’s Antique and Classic Car Show. Fundraising Committee members needed for Community Care South Hastings. Info: Deb at 613-969-0130 ext. 5214 or debm@ccsh.ca

Women’s Group, every Wednesday, HAVELOCK 2 pm, Halcyon Place, 580 Courthouse Rd, RCL Havelock, Branch 389, 8 OtCobourg. To register: Community Care tawa St. weekly events. Monday Senior Darts, 12:30 pm. Bingo 6:30 pm. Tuesday Northumberland: 905-372-7356. Shuffleboard, 12:30 pm. Thursday Ladies’ CODRINGTON Darts, 1 pm. Saturday Meat Roll 3-4pm Euchre, every Friday, 7 pm. Codrington Community Centre. All welcome. MADOC O’Hara Mills Homestead Corn Boil, COLBORNE Saturday, August 20, 3-7pm. Rod Bergeron: Landscapes: Real “Family Tradition” performing at and Imagined, Colborne Art Gallery, Au- Madoc Legion BR. 363, Saturday, August gust 20-September 25. Opening reception 20, 2 - 5 p.m.. Everyone welcome Saturday, August 20 at 2 PM. Hazzard’s Corners Church celFood Addicts Anonymous Meetings, ebrates 159 years of service, corner of CooWednesdays, 11-noon, Prospect House, per Rd. and Queensborough Rd., Madoc 1 Elgin Street (at King), Colborne, www. Township, Sunday, August 21, 1:30. Oldfoodaddictsanonymous.org fashioned hymn sing with“Camaradarie”. Play Group, hosted by Northumber- A time of fellowship and refreshments land Cares for Children, Colborne Public following the service School, 8 Alfred St. Colborne, Fridays, TOPS (take off pounds sensibly), ev10 a.m. to noon. Info: Cheryl McMurray ery Wednesday, Trinity United Church 905-885-8137 ext.209. in Madoc. Weigh-ins 5.30-6.p,m. Short Men’s Social Group, Tuesdays at meeting follows. Info: Lila 613-473-4668 Community Care Northumberland, 11 Royal Canadian Legion Br 363 King St. E. Colborne, 10-11 a.m. Info: Madoc: Mixed Darts every Thursday 7 905-355-2989. pm. Random draw for teams. Free Exercise Class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11am, Keeler Centre, Col- MARMORA borne. Designed for seniors or those with Vacation Bible School “Everest” for physical limitations. For more information, children entering JK to grade 6, August 22 please contact Brenda at (905) 355-2989. - 26,1-4pm, Marmora Pentecostal Church, 53 Madoc St. Marmora. Singing, stories, FRANKFORD games, snacks, crafts, prizes and lots of fun. Mapleview Annual Chicken Bar- For more info. please call 613-472-3219 beque, 1030 Maple View Road, first right or go to www.mpchurch.ca to register. past Quinte Hills Golf Course, Sunday, August 28, 12:30-5pm. $14/adult, $6/child NORWOOD under 12 years. Musical entertainment. Norwood Legion: Wing Night Thursdays, from 4:30pm. Meat Draws Bring your lawn chair. Free Senior’s fitness classes, Mondays Fridays from 5 p.m. and Thursdays, 1 pm, Frankford Legion. To August 22, Peterborough Country 4H Achievement Day, Norwood Fair Grounds register: 1-888-279-4866 Ext 5350 Preschool Drop-in, Westwood GLEN MILLER Public Library. Every Thursday, 10 amTOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meet- noon. Enjoy play and creative areas. 705ings Tuesday mornings at Christ Church 696-2744 or www.anpl.org Glen Miller. Weigh ins 8:30-9:30 a.m. with a meeting following. Join anytime. Info: P.E. COUNTY Brenda Kellett 613 392-8227 Wellington District Lions Club - New members welcome. Club meets 2nd HASTINGS & 4th Wednesday of month, Wellington Line Dancing Wednesdays, 10am, Town Hall. Info: Membership Chairs $4. Yoga Wednesdays, 1pm, $4. Knitting Marilyn or Stan at 613-399-1164.

Albury Friendship Group - Quilts for sale each Wed 10 am - 12 noon. Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local charities for women. Picton Shout Sister Choir welcomes new members. Practices are Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St, Picton. www.shoutsisterchoir.ca Meals on Wheels, Picton: Daily noon time meal delivered to your door. Info: Prince Edward Community Care 613-476-7493. Free Seniors Exercise Classes – VON SMART classes. Gentle and progressive and can be done standing or seated. Info: 1-888-279-4866 ex 5350.

ROSENEATH

The Roseneath Revitalization Committee Farmer’s Market every Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. in July and August.

STIRLING

Weekly Monday Night Bingo, Upstairs of Stirling Arena. Cards on sale at 6:15pm. Starts at 6:50pm. Proceeds to support community projects. Sponsored by Stirling & District Lions Club. Stirling Citizens’ Band, a community volunteer concert band. Rehearsals every Tues. 7:30pm, Stirling Public School. All ages welcome. Student community service hours available. Info: Donna, 705653-3064. New Finding Your Way clinics. Free ID kit to help those with memory loss and their loved ones be prepared and prevent a missing person event. Call for your one hour appointment: 613-395-5018 Stirling Al-Anon Family Group, every Friday, 8 p.m., St. Paul’s United Church, Stirling. 866.951-3711

TRENTON

Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Tuesday and Friday, 9:15 a.m. Senior’s Centre, Bay St., Trenton. www. oa.org Free Seniors Exercise Classes – VON SMART classes. Gentle and progressive and can be done standing or seated. Info: 1-888-279-4866 ex 5350. Trenton Art Club. Calling all artists and would be artists. Painting every Friday afternoon, Smylie’s Independent Store (upstairs) Info: Connie 613-398-6525. The Trenton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is looking for new volunteers (18 years +). Give back, make new friends and learn important skills. Training provided. Call the volunteer office at 613 392 2540 ext. 5454 Cold Creek Cloggers, Monday nights. Beginner class 6:30pm. Trenton Baptiste Church 15 South St. First night free. For info call Debbie 613-920-9034 Trenton Toastmasters Club meets 6:30-8:30 pm, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, Quinte West/ Trenton Library Meeting Room Main Floor. We are looking for new members. Guests are welcome Friends of the Quinte West Library Book Sale, every Tues and Thurs and the last Sat of month, 10 am-1 pm. Accepting

book donations as well. 25 cents to $1.50. Quinte West Public Library.

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New road signs help to protect municipal drinking water sources Keep your eyes open for the new Drinking Water Protection Zone road signs now up in the Quinte Region. The new signs are appearing across Ontario to raise awareness about protecting drinking water sources and public health. The signs identify zones along frequently travelled roads where pollution spills could have a significant impact on our municipal drinking water sources. They are part of Ontario’s Source Water Protection Program under the Clean Water Act, which empowers communities to better protect their local water sources. About 800 of the new road signs will be installed across the province with 33 of those in the Quinte Region; 24 on municipal roads and nine on provincial highways. Look for the signs in these local municipalities: Belleville, Prince Edward County, Marmora and Lake, Centre Hastings, Madoc Township, Tweed, Deseronto

and Greater Napanee. “The signs mark sections of road where accidental spills could travel quickly to a public drinking water source and contaminate it,” says Keith Taylor, Source Water Protection Project Manager at Quinte Conservation. “In the event of a spill, emergency responders can notify Ontario’s Spills Action Centre so quick action will protect the public drinking water source and public health.” Quinte Conservation assisted municipalities to identify precise locations for the new signs and facilitated a bulk order this spring. Municipalities installed signs on municipal roads using provincial funding. The province is installing the signs on provincial roads and highways. The first Drinking Water Protection Zone road sign in the province was installed on Lennox and Addington Road 2 in the Town of Greater Napanee last November. The road signs are called for

in the Quinte Region Source Protection Plan. Local municipalities are working with Quinte Conservation to implement policies in the Plan since it came into effect in January, 2015. The Plan, developed under Ontario’s Clean Water Act, directs local efforts to protect and keep the sources of municipal water clean and plentiful. One of the 63 policies in the Plan calls for the new road signs. The initiative to protect sources of municipal drinking water is directed and funded by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change under the Clean Water Act. Quinte Conservation provided local technical, communications and administrative support for the planning process and supports local municipalities as policies are implemented. More information about drinking water source protection is available at Quin- Signs like this are being posted throughout the Quinte region in places where pollution could impact drinking water sources. Submitted photo teSourceWater.ca.

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Can dams cure or cause drought? The Weather Network reports, “22 of 31 watersheds throughout southern Ontario are reporting some level of drought conditions (as of July 29). Ten watersheds have advanced to Level 2 (moderate drought), including most watersheds in eastern Ontario, plus the Hamilton and Grand River watersheds. At this level, local residents are asked to voluntarily lower their water usage by 20 per cent. As of August 4, three watersheds in southeastern Ontario (including the Moira River watershed area overseen by Quinte Conservation) have advanced to Level 3 (severe drought) and residents are asked to lower water usage by 50 per cent. In such times of drought, people often begin to think about dams on our rivers and streams to retain and manage water. But - Dams Have Two Sides. Canadians have proudly built dams since there were Canadians. Dams and the power they harness are commonly described as “green” and “renewable,” but there are several disadvantages to dams. They

are not totally “green” and they can irreversibly change a river. The water may be renewable but these river habitats are not. This is a story we don’t often hear because dams are very advantageous to one species: the humans. Dams to Regulate Water Levels During settlement, dams were the major source of power; they ran sawmills for lumber and grist mills for flour. No longer major power sources, many dams now just regulate water levels for recreational power boaters in our lakes and canals and increase the real estate value of cottages and retirement homes. The role of those dams is no longer vital and it may be beneficial to consider these dams as optional. Using dams to regulate water levels should be contrasted with the disadvantages. Sound decisions are not possible otherwise. There is a large base of knowledge that explores the ecological effects of making variable water levels more constant. Most river and lake watersheds

on the Canadian Shield have naturally variable water levels. Often variation is extreme, from boulder-rolling spring runoff all the way to just wet rocks in late summer. Regulatory dams that enforce even slight changes in water level can deliver extreme impacts to the ecological processes in rivers and lakes. Those impacts include: Preventing seasonal oxidation of organic matter exposed to air during low water and allowing organic matter to fill lake beds faster. Decreasing oxygen concentration in the water by heating the water and by reducing the mechanical mixing by whitewater flows. Removal of breeding sites for fast water species and removing the flow that delivers food to species that feed by filtering. Removal of upwelling sites where current flows cause vertical currents to move nutrients up into the sunlight to increase phytoplankton production for the food chain. These are a few examples of the major ecosystem impacts of

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because that is where engineers can harness falling water. The electricity that these dams generate is often considered vital but a significant fraction of it is for export – for profit. These dams also are valued as mechanisms for the storage of electricity produced above the ongoing demand. That excess power can be used to pump water back up above the dam to be used to generate more electricity at times of higher demand – usually called pumped storage. When a dam floods areas of terrestrial or shallow wetland habitats, one of the first important changes is an increase in methylated mercury. The mercury comes from the bedrock. Without methylation, mercury does not enter living systems. Methyl mercury is produced when methane (CH4) is produced by the decay of organic matter without access to oxygen. High levels of methyl mercury have been found associated with many hydroelectric dams. However, the effects of high levels of methyl mercury on natural systems are not well known, but we have seen the effects of methyl mercury in humans. It affects the neurological system and has been called Minamata disease. First Nations people in the Wabigoon-English watershed of northwestern Ontario have felt the effect of this toxin, although in that case the mercury came from a pulp mill. The water held back behind a dam is called an impoundment, and this water changes the global water cycle. Water has a very high capacity to store heat, so when the surface area of the water behind a dam is increased, it is heated more by the sun. This causes a significant increase in the evaporation of water vapour and carries more heat into the atmosphere. More

water vapour and more heat creates feast or famine rainfall – just what we are seeing. So, rather than being a cure for drought, dams can be part of the cause. As global warming increases, this effect will increase. The warmed surface water will allow greater algae growth and favour invasion by other algal species, including toxic bluegreens. If the dam overflow is at the surface, then warm water constantly flows downstream, changing the environment. Coldwater habitats are eliminated. Caddis fly species are among the first to go, followed by Speckled Trout, Atlantic Salmon and (non-native) Brown Trout. Smallmouth Bass take over. Fun to catch but less diversity. Dams as Barriers Dams are barriers in streams and rivers. Speckled Trout do not jump over barriers – even low ones. Unlike Pacific Salmon, Atlantic Salmon also are very poor jumpers. Such species are prevented from getting to upstream spawning grounds. Their populations along a stream are broken into smaller subpopulations by barriers. These smaller populations separated by barriers are at higher risk of local extinction due to their small numbers. Ecologically, the impoundments made by dams are essentially ponds inserted into a flowing stream habitat. This is a fundamental change in the landscape and in the ecological processes there. For humanbuilt dams, this change is imposed over large areas and for long periods of time, and the ecological changes are rarely considered. Because dams can cause as many problems as they cure, those that are not replacing Please see “Dams” on page B11


Scouts see the light with help from friends Thomasburg – Scouts will no longer have to deal with dodgy propane lighting and sub-par wiring at a popular cam near here. Scouts Canada from the Algonquinte Area were joined recently by members of the Quinte Chapter of the Ontario Electrical League for some much-needed upgrades to the electrical wiring and lighting at Quinte’s local Scouts camp. According to local Scouts Canada spokesman Nick Fry, the work included installation

of upgraded wiring and LED lights and electrical receptacles in the camp longhouse and sleeping cabins. The work, said Fry, took place at Camp Sagonaska – Vanderwater Park, Thomasburg. The camp is run by the Algonquinte Area and is available to all Scouts and Guides as well as Cadets and other community groups and is open and accessible all year round. Fry said the generous donation of time and materials by the OEL electricians and local

branches of Guillevin International and Sesco Incorporated helped “improve the lighting around the facilities and in the buildings and to provide a safer environment for all camp users and to reduce the use of the propane gas lighting fixtures…” Local electricians taking part included those from Mike Hunter Electric, Anything Electric, Parallel Electric, Electricians from across Quinte chipped in to help wire up and install lights at Scouts’ camp facilities at Camp Sagonaska, at Electrix, Stewart Electric, Vanderwater Park, in Thurlow recently. Submitted photos Horwood Electric and Ron Finkle Electric.

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and it may be best to consider these dams as optional. Who is most important in the scheme of things, all of our species or just the humans? Author: Gray Merriam, PhD, DSc Prof Emeritus,  Landscape Ecologist

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lots of help to the community, lots of work being done. They seem to be really caring of each other too, which is really nice. They’ve been very caring with me, right from the start.” Reverend Long comes from a church in Frankford and he felt the need to move to a full-time commitment. “I needed fulltime work and I felt called to Tweed.” His current ministerial appointment is for one year, but “I’d be open to staying longer.”

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Rain can’t quash spirits at 158th Stirling Fair is supporting the community. “It’s always successful when you see Stirling - With Stirling suffering through families out there having a good time.” a near-record drought, no one was com- The annual Fair Volunteer of the Year plaining when the wet weather made a award was presented Friday evening to sudden return on day three of the 158th Gregg Joslin and Burns McLean, for their annual Stirling Fair. many years of volunteering with the fair. Stirling Agricultural Society board “They never say no, and are always member Jeremy Solmes said attendance here with a smile,” Solmes said when he was down this year, in part due to the made the presentation. weather, but also because several other Two students heading into post-gradnearby communities were hosting spe- uate studies in agriculture also were cial events. But the main thing, he said, presented with awards. Samantha Reid of Stirling and Jacob Palmateer of Tweed each received a bursary of more than $2,000 from the Stirling Agricultural Society. Both of their families are beef farmers. The weekend included competitions for dairy and beef Two-year-old Autumn Illingworth and her 5-year-old brother, Devin, of Mardairy mora had a great time driving a fire truck at the Stirling Fair midway on Friday, cattle, goats, a horse Aug. 12. Photo by Terry McNamee

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After a long day of showing at the Stirling Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13, Natalie (left), Connor and Elisabeth Mitchell of Kirnata Dairy Goats from Woodville took some time to just hang out with one of their prize-winning Saanen goats in the barn while a heavy rain fell outside. Photo by Terry McNamee

Stirling Fair Board member Jeremy Solmes (middle) presented the fair‘s annual Volunteer of the Year Award to two winners this year, Gregg Joslin (left) and Burns McLean, for their many years of volunteering with the fair. The awards were presented on Friday, Aug. 12, as part of the opening ceremonies. Photo by Terry McNamee


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4-H – It’s not just for farm kids says ambassador By Sue Dickens Campbellford – More than six months into her tenure as one of six 4-H Ontario ambassadors, Elaine Jeffs has been promoting the organization with positive messages and tackling what she said is “the stigma that it is just for farm kids.” The first ambassador at the provincial level to represent the Northumberland 4-H Association, Jeffs knows she has had more than her hands full with recruiting new members and sharing the 4-H story. She also has to present her message in a modern age where modern technology and the voices of animal activists are also affecting her role.

Chosen from a group of 17 people who submitted applications, nine of whom were interviewed and six chosen, Jeffs has been taking her role in stride. “My main job is to promote 4-H to people who don’t know what it is and make sure I have a positive image because there are people like animal rights activists who think that 4-H is all bad and we are mean to animals because we tie them up and people just don’t understand the whole story so it’s good to get that out,” she said. “I think with social media, people can take things and distort it so I think it’s good to have positive voices in agriculture.” Growing up with three siblings, Elaine,

the daughter of Doug and Jennifer Jeffs, who operate a dairy farm near Campbellford, said participating in the 4-H calf club became one of her favourite experiences. But she is quick to point out that, “4-H isn’t just for farm kids anymore. I’ve taken the yoga club and gardening club; 4-H is definitely expanding and evolving.” She noted she couldn’t do it without the help of sponsors UPI Energy and GROWMARK Inc. “This is definitely a very exciting time for me,” she said. Jeffs will be attending the University of Guelph in the fall and is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science and Agriculture program.

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2012 CHEV CRUZE LT

4 door, 4 cylinder, auto, air, tilt, cruise, CD, power locks, and windows, keyless, auto start, clean car proof, safety, e-test, etc.

FULL TIME & PART TIME Contract Drivers

needed for Belleville/ Trenton Courier Service. Must have own vehicle. Call Tues. To Fri. 8 am - 2 pm. 613-392-5585 or 613-967-5941

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Belleville Shrine Club 51 Highland Ave Belleville Rooms available for large or small parties or meetings. Air conditioned, Licensed by LLBO. Catering available. Wi-Fi available. Handicap access www.bellevilleshrineclub.com. For more information call 613-962-2633 or 613-921-9924 Merrickville, house, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, completely renovated throughout, 6 appliances, yard, shed, parking, no smokers, pets negotiable, $1,300. 613-269-2788. i n f o : www.378heritage.com/blo g

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Housing Drywallers

Large drywall company in need of Residential Housing Drywallers/ Crews. Lots of work throughout Greater Toronto and surrounding areas. You can find rates posted at www.local675.ca. Premiums to be discussed. Rob Bucci 905-850-3020 or Rob DiVito 905-660-9676

The Big Apple in Colborne

has immediate permanent openings for full and part time positions for Maintenance, Customer Service and kitchen help. No experience necessary, but preferable. Please email resume to: snagybigapple@gmail.com

Brighton Pharmasave is looking for a Full-time Pharmacy Assistant for daytime shifts. Knowledge in Nexys computer program. Fax resumes to 613-475-1461 On or before Friday, Aug 26, 2016 Farm Labourer

Tree Pruning / Apple Picking $11.25/hr required immediately at: Scarlett Acres Ltd. Please apply within or email amycook@knights-appleden.ca

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ARCHER TRUCKING

Stock #17059

Owner Operators and Company Drivers US capable

$9950.00 $72.19 Bi-weekly, 60 months, 7.33% O.A.C. Excellent condition

PHONE 613-962-6353

is looking for

Pneumatic tank operation an asset, but not required.

Competitive wage and benefit package. Please forward resume to: Box 160, Norwood, ON, K0L 2V0 fax: 705-639-2422 or dheayn@archertrucking.com

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Beehive Daycare, 35 Centre Street, Campbellford

HELP WANTED Wash & Maintenance Crew Member. Full-time position available at River Valley Poultry Farms. Duties to include power washing of vehicles, buildings and farm equipment, maintenance of buildings and grounds. This position requires some mechanical ability and a valid driver’s licence. Competitive wages and benefit package. Apply by: rivervalleyherefords@kos. net or fax: 613-378-1646.

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Registration for September 2016

The only licensed child care centre in Trent Hills. We have professional Registered Early Childhood Educators Our programs are play based. Accepting children 18 months – 12 years old Care available for full days, half days, before and after school and school holidays Open 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday Nutritious home cooked meals! Financial Assistance for fees may be available Please call 705-653-5375 for more information and to book a tour! HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Cruickshank Construction Ltd., a leading roadbuilder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario and Alberta, has an immediate need for the following position based out of the Kingston area:

Surveyor

Qualifications • Civil Engineering or Surveying Diploma or equivalent • 3 years’ road and infrastructure surveying experience • Knowledge of standards and applicable laws relating to surveying and construction • Working knowledge of contract language and legal requirements of contracts • Capable of operating total stations, levels (digital and automatic), GPS equipment and other tools, including downloading of survey data • Ability to multi task and should possess excellent communication and administration skills • Valid class G driver’s license and willing to travel Responsibilities • Carry out all aspects of construction surveying including topographic surveys, record plan surveys, utility staking and road construction staking • Review and interpret plans and specifications for construction projects • Measurements and calculating of alignments, grades, quantities etc… • Analyzes, manages and displays data using geographic information systems (GIS) and systems design and computer aided design (CAD) • Maintain field data records and survey project files To apply please send your resume and cover letter to: chr11@ cruickshankgroup.com no later than August 21, 2016

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Do you have a disability? Physical or mental. We can help you get up to $40,000 back from the Canadian Government. For details, check out our website. www.disabilitygroupcanada. com or call us today at 1-888-875-4787

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MIKE RICHARDS CPA, CMA

Seamless Eavestroughing Soffit and Facia

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

Roger’s Mobile Wash and Detailing: For all your washing needs. Auto, Boats, RVs, Homes, Decks, Patios, Driveways, Heavy Equipment, and Monument cleaning. Also, Store Front, and Graffiti cleaning. Bug Spraying available. Free Estimates Home 613-962-8277 or Cell 613-885-1908.

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Small business bookkeeping, accounting, financial statements, tax returns and consulting.

613-403-0881

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TENDERS

TENDERS

Sale of Land By Public Tender MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF STIRLING-RAWDON TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on August 30th, 2016 at 2529 Stirling-Marmora Road, P.O. Box 40, Stirling, Ontario K0K 3E0

Description of Lands: PT LT 19 CON 5 RAWDON AS IN QR499560; STIRLING-RAWDON; HASTINGS PIN 40336-0054 (LT) Municipally known as RR#3, Stirling Roll #12-20-119-020-02150-0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $9,643.13

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Description of Lands: PT LT 24 CON 12 RAWDON PT 5,8,9 21R1743 T/W QR112686; S/T QR208727; STIRLING-RAWDON; HASTINGS PIN 40340-0201 (LT) Municipally known as 710b Rylstone Road, Stirling Roll #12-20-119-035-06200-0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $20,031.71

OWNER

stevenswitzerconstruction@gmail.com www.stevenswitzerconstruction.com

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Business For Sale

Very busy business in Cobourg, with a large customer base and years of return business. Specializing in boat canvas and top, recovering seats, any upholstering. In operations since 1987. Statements available upon request. All machines, tools and inventory are included. Asking $69,000. Building lease is also negotiable. Call 905-373-4285, ask for Dorland. GARAGE SALE Giant Community Yard Sale, furniture, tools, books, kids stuff - lots of treasures. Bayshore Road in Presqu”ile, Provincial Park, Brighton, Saturday, August 20, 8-1 pm. Rain or shine. Moving Sale, household items, lawn & garden tools, lawnmower etc. Some furniture. August 20 & 21, 9-5pm, 127 Sidney Cres. Batawa.

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Description of Lands: PT LT 19 CON 14 RAWDON PT 2 21R15770 T/W QR488753 STIRLING-RAWDON; HASTINGS PIN Number: 40340-0164 (LT) Municipally known as RR#4, Marmora Roll #12-20-119-035-13150-0000 42103-0203 (LT) Minimum Tender Amount: $6,513.12 Description of Lands: PT LT 19-20 CON 14 RAWDON PT 1,3,4 21R15770, PT 2 21R862, PT 2 21R2420, PT2 21R3176, PT 1 21R5646, PT 6 21R2488, PT 2 21R12588, PT 2 21R3439, EXCEPT PT 5 21R15570, T/W & S/T QR488753, S/T QR444851, S/T QR283543 AMENDED BY HT101113, S/T DEBTS IN QR488752; STIRLING-RAWDON; COUNTY OF HASTINGS PIN NO: 40340-0124 (LT) Municipally known as RR#4, Marmora Roll #12-20-119-035-14950-0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $7,041.63 Description of Lands: PT LT 2 CON 10 RAWDON PT 4 21R19518 EXCEPT PT 1 21R 21759 STIRLING-RAWDON; HASTINGS PIN: 40320-0180 (LT) Municipally known as 1270 Springbrook Road, Springbrook Roll #12-20-119-030-05500-0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $25,890.69 Description of Lands: PT LT 19 CON 5 RAWDON PT 2 21R12422; STIRLING-RAWDON, HASTINGS PIN: (40343-0090 LT) Municipally known as RR#3, Stirling Roll #12-20-119-020-02335-0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $9,111.60 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. And H.S.T., if applicable. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: Ms. Roxanne Hearns, Interim CAO/Treasurer The Corporation of the Township of Stirling Rawdon, P.O. Box 40, 2529 Stirling-Marmora Road, Stirling, ON K0K 3E0

WINDOW/DOOR INSTALLER Vanderlaan Installations

Our growing Installation business is looking for an experienced Window and Door Installer. Work is mostly interior renovations including trim, windows, doors. We are seeking a person who is well experienced in residential home improvements 5+ years of experience. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Must have your own basic tools. We will offer you a competitive wage and benefit package. If you are interested in joining us, you can apply by: EMAILING to ron@vanderlaanbuilding.com Or stop in and see Ron at Vanderlaan Building Products, 13 Loyalist Dr., in Brighton Section B- Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Stirling Council reverses decision to reduce school crossing guards By Terry McNamee Stirling – When students return to Stirling Public School this fall, there will still be three crossing guards to see that they safely cross busy streets. Faced by a room filled with parents, crossing guards, bus drivers and citizens at its Monday, Aug. 15 meeting, council changed a decision it made this summer to reduce the number of guards to one. Instead, all three guards will remain on duty. Earlier this summer, council sent letters to the three crossing guards to notify them that the requirement for school crossing guards has been eliminated with the exception of one position. The crossing guards who lost their jobs were then invited to reapply for the remaining position. Now they won’t have to do that. One of those guards, Tina DeVries, appeared as a delegation at Monday’s meeting, backed up by approximately 30 people who wanted the guards to remain in place. Citing safety issues, she asked that council rescind its decision. She said that, since the new school replaced the three previous schools about three years ago, there are no longer staggered times for buses and cars dropping off and picking up students. This,

she said, has resulted in 13 buses and about 200 cars entering and exiting the area while students are going to and from school. “This causes severe congestion of area roads and sidewalks, with the increased risk of pedestrian mishaps,” she said. A letter also was submitted from County Bus Service Limited expressing concern with safety should the number of crossing guards be reduced. Mayor Rodney Cooney said the money for the crossing guards was taken out of the budget in February. To put it back, he said, would require adding a 1.5 per cent increase onto the tax assessment in January 2017. “We don‘t have it in the budget for two crossing guards for the last six months,” he said. “In order to cover those two crossing guards for six months, we need a half a percent of assessment,” the Mayor said. “You all understand, it will be a one and a half per cent increase next year.” He said the original decision actually became official on July 18. Cooney asked for and quickly got a motion on the table to rescind that decision. Council passed it immediately, restoring all three crossing guard positions. “So, Tina, that is off the books now,” he said.

At the Aug. 15 meeting of Stirling Council, school crossing guard Tina DeVries explained where and why crossing guards are necessary to protect the 700 children who attend Stirling Public School. Photo by Terry McNamee

“So we can all go back to work?” Afterwards, DeVries said she was “I feel great!” she added. “I’m sure asked DeVries, amid applause from delighted by the turnout of people and the kids will be much happier, and the audience, and the mayor said yes. by council‘s decision. safer, too.”

OPEN HOUSE GUIDE DATE & TIME

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By John M. Smith On a recent visit to Wyoming’s Sweetwater County, I partook in a fascinating wild horse and eco safari tour with Rich Noble and his wife (www. greenriverwildhorsetours.com), and this tour was the highlight of my visit. After all, rambling about on those remote, rugged, gravel backroads through the wide open spaces was truly an adventure in itself – and actually encountering several of the magnificent horses and other wildlife, along with viewing fascinating rock formations, sand dunes, and petroglyphs, made for a great day. It’s best to tour this rugged landscape in a high-clearance vehicle with 4-wheel drive, and Rich uses a 1975 Pinzgauer, said to be an “SUV on steroids”.  He brags that “This vehicle will take me almost anywhere”.  He says that “It has even been used to get Hummers out of trouble.”  Well, it was certainly important for us visitors to feel safe out here in this wilderness, for there were no services along this route, and cell phone reception can be very limited. We had just nicely started on our Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Tour Route when we encountered our first wild horses, and this was soon followed by several other sightings.  What a thrill!  It was especially nice to see that these magnificent animals appeared to be quite healthy, although some were scarred somewhat from previous fighting incidences, for the males will fight for ‘the right to rule’.  These horses tend to travel in groups, with a stallion having several mares and colts.  We soon noticed another male keeping his distance from the ruler of a particular group, but still keeping in contact with the group – probably hoping that he could eventually be accepted into the group instead of wandering about on his own.  After all, there’s strength in numbers. These wild horses are actually freeroaming herds of feral horses, descendants of the horses that were reintroduced to this area by cattle ranchers back in the 1800s, and they wander about the unfenced land in search of food and springs of fresh water.  These unbranded and unclaimed horses are now protected and managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in accordance with the Wild FreeRoaming Horse and Burro Act of WHAT ARE YOU 1971.  This poses CROWDFUNDING FOR? a bit of a controversial situation for the BLM, for Start your campaign now! if the number of wild horses infuellocal.com is an online platform to raise money through crowdfunding: an opportunity for a collection of individuals to make donations in support of a cause. Create your fundraising campaign or help fund local initiatives at fuellocal.com

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creases too much, then they’ll begin to rises about 400 feet above the dunes suffer because of the lack of food on themselves – and it’s a tempting lure the open range. Therefore, a periodic for many avid rock climbers.  I was census is undertaken – and excess also told that rare desert elk are often horses are sometimes removed, placed seen in this particular area, too. in temporary corrals (such as the ones While in southern Wyoming, I’d located in Rock Springs), and put up also recommend checking out the In the Killpecker Sand Dunes, with the distant Boar’s Tusk for adoption in the Wild Horse Adop- spectacular Flaming Gorge Nation Management Program.  This is an tional Recreation Area (it straddles attempt to keep the herds strong and Wyoming and Utah) via its Flaming healthy.  After all, it’s estimated that Gorge Scenic Byway.  It’s a great the appropriate management level for destination for fishing, paddling, or a wild horses in the entire state is about float – and I even connected with the 6,000 – and there are well over 2,000 horses again here by taking a horsein the Rock Springs area alone. back ride at Red Canyon Stables Along with our several ‘photo ops’ (www.redcanyonlodge.com).  This of wild horses amid the spectacularly offered me a great view of the Flamscenic outlooks, we also encountered ing Gorge itself while I was kept enpronghorn antelope, rabbits, coyotes, tertained by cowboy and trail guide, hawks, eagles, and sage grouse on our Tom.  He mischievously told me that day trip.  We also checked out White his first ex-wife died when she ate a Mountain and visited the White Moun- poison mushroom.  He went on to say tain Petroglyphs, where hundreds of that, strangely enough, his second carved figures and a plethora of hand- ex-wife also died from consuming prints dot the sandstone cliffs.  Our a poison mushroom.  Tom then said guide, Rich, even explained how he that his third ex-wife died of “severe feels that this area was once used as a head trauma”, for “she wouldn’t eat birthing place by ancient tribes.  Our the poison mushroom!” adventure trek also took us to the Killpecker Sand Dunes, with COACH & TOURS its ever-changing sea of sand that seems to be strategically guarded by Boar’s Tusk, a very prominent EXPERIENCE THE ROAD TO landmark, inEXCELLENCE deed.  This intimidating core of an JohnnyNorthern Indiana Amish - September 6-10/16 Reid - “What Love is All Country About” Tour - Thursday, March 24/16 - Saturday, Blue St. JaysJacobs vs. Boston Red SoxSeptember - Saturday,10/16 April 9/16 ancient volcano

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LIFESTYLES

The Good Earth

Dan Clost This was the situation on Friday, 12 Aug: an average temperature of 30.9 C for the first 12 days of the month, accumulated rainfall totaled 1mm, our humidex work ratings, according to the Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety (for acclimatized workers – not the

Rain = Recovery for our gardens

chart for a/c office types), had been in the 30 min on and 30 min off for several weeks; last week we had 3 days where it ticked the five on and 55 off, with one day (Friday) topping the chart for several hours. Gentle Reader, I don’t care how “acclimatized” the health boffins might rate us, too hot is still too hot. Mind you I have room for lots of empathy with roofers, road builders and – the folks whom I think have the toughest weather related job – the garbage collectors.  Let’s give a thought and a prayer for our agricultural neighbours, they’re in serious trouble. I surveyed the grounds of the Clost estate that evening and my gardening soul plummeted to soles of my feet. I know I love plants, but I hadn’t fully realized how much they had become part of defining who I am.  However, I am an optimist and later that evening had reconciled myself to starting fresh again... next year. Moving on to Saturday at “oh-dark thirty” (actually 0410 hrs): halle-

lujah! A light rain began to fall. I know that because I was languishing in our sunroom- upstairs was far too hot for comfortable sleeping- when the scarcely remembered sound of raindrops on a tin roof roused me from my stupor. Sox and I went outside and got wet. In all, 34mm of rain fell over the course of the day, some in heavy downbursts that mostly washed away into the drains but a significant amount fell “slowly” enough to be soaked up by the parched soil. In my mind, I knew that the drought had been broken, but I was still reconciled to planting a new landscape. Moving on to Sunday at 0930 hrs: what a transformation! We have a garden again. I took about an hour to walk around and take notes because I do believe this summer is a harbinger of summers to come. I need to begin changing up both the structure of the gardens and the plants within them and these notes will strike a chord of reality when I next push my shop-

ping cart through the nursery. Annuals: zinnias, Diamond Frost euphorbia, and Dragon Wing begonia put themselves at the top of the chart for next year. Nasturtium and portulaca are also on that list and, surprise-surprise for you long-time GR’s, wave petunias have forced their way in. Perennials:  sedum is now at the top of the list. Sedum spectabile “Stardust” looks terrific in open sun areas as a counterpoint to Geranium cantabrigiense “Biokovo” which will take heat but not full afternoon sun.  We have the old standbys of Autumn Joy, Brilliance and Vera Jameson doing yeoman service in several beds but we’ll definitely be looking at other varieties similar to Stardust. I confess to having planted several of the ground cover varieties, i.e. Sedum spurium “John Creech” and Sedum ruprestre “Angelique”, but I’m still wary of them escaping into the lawn. Other good performers include, catmint (Nepeta racemosa “Walkers

Low’), Russian sage ( Perovskia atriplicifolia “Little Spire”) and anise-hyssop, (Agastache “Blue Fortune.”) Disappointments include both yarrow (Achillea) and coneflowers (Echinacea- believe it or not.) Shrubs: the elderberries Sambucus canadensis “Aurea” and Sambucus nigra “Black Lace” are thriving but our Sambucus racemosa var pubens, aka Scarlet Elderberry is hurting. It will be one of those removed from the planting palette.  Calycanthus floridus, Carolina Allspice, is thoroughly enjoying the heat, as is the Itea virginica “Little Henry”, sweetspire but it is tucked underneath taller densely foliated plants.  Viburnums have responded differently, V. lentago (Nannyberry) and V. lantana (Mohican Wayfaring Tree) are happy; V. dentatum (we have a Blue Muffin standard form) has died. The veggie garden held similar surprises, but that’s next week’s column.

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