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Santa and Christmas friends light up Brighton downtown BY SARAH HYATT

Brighton – With a dash of Christmas sparkle, Brighton’s streets lit up on Friday, Nov. 18. Children’s favourite characters and toys came alive, oversized gingerbread homes were paraded through town, snowmen came in all shapes and sizes, some made out of tires. Cadets, motorcyclists, firefighters, racers, dancers, and hockey players came too, with Christmas trinkets, lights and music – the streets were overrun and kids got their first taste of Christmas magic for the season. Of course, the big man himself couldn’t miss Brighton’s annual Santa Claus parade. Afterwards, the man in red hung around even, visiting with kids at the Brighton fire station. Dozens of little ones “enjoyed a special moment with Santa,” pictures and made away with some goodie bags, said Sherry Burkitt, the chairwoman behind this year’s parade and vice-chairwoman for Brighton’s community events committee. This year’s parade featured around 45 floats, with all sorts of Christmas critters and creatures displayed, even a few “Angry Birds” joined in the festivities. “We had a lot of help from the

Brighton Fire Department this year,” said Burkitt. “This is, it’s more than a one-man job – it requires a lot of work.” Burkitt said the 10-15 extra bodies and hands went a long way, as every year, the committee is striving to fix things and address gaps or issues previously identified. This year’s parade was down in numbers for floats in comparison to last, but a few people showed up last minute looking to join in and there were also new additions to the lineup, said the chairwoman. “Every year is different,” she noted. “But I think we did pretty good. Everyone has different expectations…but Brighton is a small town, it’s not like Cobourg or Belleville even and we don’t have thousands of hands. We’re grateful for everyone who put in a lot of work on floats and others were lent their hands and got involved and helped out.” For those who may have suggestions or ideas concerning the parade, Burkitt encourages the feedback for next year. It will be a big year, said Burkitt, being it’s Canada’s 150th. The goal is, with that said, to change things up a bit. The committee will be looking at themes, trying new things and seeing Sarah Hyatt/Metroland what’s doable, said Burkitt. The goal is always to do a little better, she added. Santa spreads some cheer, as he waves to little ones and makes his way through Brighton, on Friday, Nov.




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Brighton – Recent collisions at the intersection of County Road 30 and Telephone Road are not connected to the fast food restaurant that recently opened there, according to information shared with the local police board. There is “no correlation” between McDonald’s being now open for business and the collisions where the two roads meet, Mayor Mark Walas said at the Nov. 25 meeting of the Brighton Police Services Board. “It’s driver error that seems to be the overriding factor,” with vehicles exiting the off ramp from Highway 401 failing to yield to oncoming traffic, he said. Northumberland OPP Detachment Commander Inspector Lisa Darling agreed, saying there have been three “fender benders” in recent weeks at the intersection, with two of them involving motorists not giving way to southbound vehicles. “There’s no indication right now, at least from my perspective … that it is directly related to the McDonald’s going in there,” she said. The restaurant’s entrance is off Telephone Road. Walas said the matter was to be discussed at a meeting initiated by the municipality that was scheduled for Nov. 28 involving officials from Brighton, the OPP, Northumberland County, the Ministry of Transportation, and first responders. They will consider the change in posted speed along that length of

the highway and traffic volume to determine what response should be made. “It is not necessarily that there’s anything wrong with the intersection,” he said. Coun. John Martinello said in an email added to the agenda “there is an urgent need for some permanent traffic control measures” at the intersection, but he suggested that black and lime green signs warning of a high collision intersection be posted in the interim. It’s a low tech and “expedient partial solution” to “a very serious (and) preventable problem,” he wrote. Councillor Roger McMurray he has twice nearly collided with vehicles pulling out in front of him at the intersection. “It gets pretty hairy there sometimes,” he said. Martinello’s suggestion of signs “may or may not rectify the problem or help, but it can’t hurt,” he added. “Eventually traffic lights will be going to that intersection,” Walas said. “Based on what is happening now ... has brought all the stakeholders together to better understand what we can do to address this in the short term.” McMurray said at one time there used to be restaurant and gas station on the west side of County Road 30 at the intersection and a convenience store, gas station and coffee shop on the east side. “I don’t remember it being a hotbed of accidents,” he said.

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In the last several weeks, I have read letters from citizens of Codrington opposed to a proposed gun range development by William Benn. These letters come from an honest place, but I feel they do not paint the full picture. Mr. Benn held a public information meeting in late August, to which I was also in attendance. Here is just SOME of the other information presented: The property is nestled between two hills that form a V-shape, creating a natural backstop. Acoustic engineers modeled the area. Rifles were fired on site, and sound tests conducted at the two closest residences. One residence, the sound was barely measurable. The other, the sound was at levels comparable to a conversation. These tests were conducted before any further modifications to the property were completed, which will further reduce noise and increase safety. Membership to be capped at 500 members. A Range Safety Officer will be on duty at all times, which is not common at most ranges. Range will be off-grid, environmentally friendly. I am concerned by the arguments of those opposed to this proposed facility. When confronted with the secondary economic benefits of such a facility, my fellow residents worry about increased traffic in the area. This traffic would be beneficial for the community. Codrington

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Cramahe bladesmith notches milestone in 14-year career BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Cramahe Township – For his 1,500th handmade knife, bladesmith Steven Tedford had it in his mind for quite some time to produce a commemorative piece. Then a customer came to him who also “wanted something special” -- two Bowie knives made from the “most advanced steel” available on the market. “I don’t get an opportunity to make knives like this very often so it just happened to be the perfect combination of customer and desire to do it,’ he said. The customer, a knife collector who lives near Campbellford, also asked that it be forged – heated and hammered into shape -- “to increase its value,” Tedford said. And he provided moose horn and musk-ox ivory to give the handles a “special look.” It took him 50 hours to make the pair whereas normally it takes him no more than six hours to make one knife. He appraised their value at $1,500 apiece. “They are the most expen-

sive pieces I’ve ever done,” Tedford said. His price range normally runs from $200 to $500. There are “thousands and thousands of Canadians” who make knives by hand, but there might only “a couple of dozen” like himself who do it full-time. His “most popular knife” is a fillet knife, which he, as a “passionate fisherman,” is fond of making. He also makes “a really, really nice bread knife” that is very sharp. His large survival knives can be used for multiple purposes, such as to cut wood or build a shelter. Tedford uses high-end modern steel to produce blades with a “fantastic edge ... that never really go dull.” He carves the handles from different materials, taking his time to make sure each fits in the hand perfectly. He produces sheaths as well, his preference being wood. The most unusual item he ever made was a double-ended knife that was “super dangerous, you wouldn’t want to try to use it.” It was only good for hanging on a wall, he said.

Tedford said he developed “an affinity for knives” while a child and acquired the skills to turn his fascination into a livelihood working in his parents’ machining and fabricating shop north of Port Hope. Now 41, he started his business when he was 27 “and I’ve never looked back ... This has just been a dream.” Tedford uses the Internet to sell his knives in 36 countries; he has “a following with some navy officers in Australia,” he said. He also holds shows every weekend at his home at 14238 Telephone Road north of Colborne. He moved there three years ago. It’s “been life-changing for me and my career,” Tedford said. “The local community has really embraced me.” His goal is to make 500 knives a year – he’s on pace to produce about 300 this year – but “it’s physically demanding,” he said. He has “some pain issues” in his arms, wrists and hands, owing to “the nature of the work.” To learn more about his John Campbell/Metroland work, search his name on Facebook or email him at fire- Steven Tedford made a pair of Bowie knives for a collector, and surpassed the 1,500 mark in the number of knives he has made in his career.

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After Aleppo: A Kind of Peace? Eastern Aleppo, the rebel-held half of what was once Syria’s biggest city, is falling. Once the resistance there collapses, things may move very fast in Syria, and the biggest question will be: Gwynne Dyer do the outside powers that have intervened in the war accept Bashar al-Assad’s victory, or do they keep the war going? Even one year ago, it seemed completely unrealistic to talk about an Assad victory. The Syrian government’s army was decimated, demoralised and on the verge of collapse: every time the rebels attacked, it retreated. There was even a serious possibility that Islamic State and the Nusra Front, the extreme Islamist groups that dominated the rebel forces, would sweep to victory in all of Syria. But then, just fourteen months ago, the Russian air force was sent in to save Assad’s army from defeat. It did more than that. It enabled the Syrian army, with help on the ground from Shia militias recruited from Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq and mostly trained and commanded by Iranian officers, to go onto the offensive. Assad’s forces took back the historic city of Palmyra. They eliminated the last rebel-held foothold in the city of Homs. And last summer they began to cut eastern Aleppo’s remaining links with the outside world. A rebel counter-offensive in August briefly opened a new corridor into eastern Aleppo, but government troops retook the lost territory and resumed the siege in September. For almost two months now almost nothing has moved into or out of the besieged half of the city, and both food and ammunition are running short inside. So the resistance is starting to collapse. The Hanano district fell on Saturday, and Jabal Badro fell on Sunday. The capture of Sakhour on Monday has cut the rebel-held part of Aleppo in two, and the remaining bits north of the cut will quickly be pinched out by the Syrian government’s troops. The southeastern part of the city may stay in rebel hands a while longer, but military collapses of this sort are infectious. It is now likely that Bashar al-Assad will control all of Aleppo before the end of the year, and possibly much sooner.

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At that point he would control all of Syria’s major cities, at least three-quarters of the population that has not fled abroad, and all of the country’s surviving industry. He would be in a position to offer an amnesty to all the rebels except the extreme Islamists of Islamic State and the Nusra Front, and a lot of the less fanatical Syrian rebels would be tempted to accept it. For the many foreign powers that are involved in the Syrian civil war, it would then come down to a straight choice: Assad’s cruel but conventional regime or the Islamist crazies. Even Turkey and Saudi Arabia, however much their leaders may loathe Assad, could not openly put their armies at the service of the Islamists. (They used to send them arms and money, but even that has stopped now.) And for a newly installed President Donald Trump, it would become a lot simpler to “make a deal” with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to finish the job of crushing Islamic State and the Nusra Front together. Would the Russians and the Americans then hand over all the recaptured territory to Assad’s regime? Many people in Washington would rather hang onto it temporarily in order to blackmail Syria’s ruling Baath Party into replacing Assad with somebody a bit less tainted, but a deal between Putin and Trump would certainly preclude that sort of games-playing. How could Trump reconcile such a deal with Russia with his declared intention to cancel the agreement the United States signed last March to curb Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions? Iran is Russia’s closest ally in the Middle East, and if Trump broke that agreement he would be reopening a US military confrontation with Iran. Since this question may not even have crossed Mr Trump’s mind yet, it would be pointless for us to speculate on which way he might jump three months from now. It’s equally pointless to wonder what kind of deal the Syrian Kurds will end up with. Turkey will want to ensure that they have no autonomous government of their own and are thoroughly subjugated by Assad’s regime. The United States, on the other hand, owes them a debt of honour for carrying the main burden of fighting Islamic State on the ground – but the Kurds are used to being betrayed. All we can say with some confidence at the moment is that it looks like Assad has won his six-year war to stay in power.

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Déjà vu for Tories in choosing Kramp Editorial by Chris Malette Conservatives in the central and northern reaches of Hastings County have decided to ride a familiar war horse into battle against the Wynne Liberals in the next provincial election and few should be surprised. Daryl Kramp secured his party’s nomination as the candidate for the newly-minted HastingsLennox and Addington riding. And the announcement was quickly followed by a congratulatory message from a fellow former federal Tory by the name of Patrick Brown. “I had the great honour of working alongside Daryl in Ottawa, and saw first-hand his hardwork and dedication to his constituents,” said provincial PC party leader Brown in a release Saturday evening. “Daryl will be a very strong communicator for the Ontario PC Party’s message of change for a better Ontario with the voters in Hastings-Lennox and Addington. I am very excited to have his experience on our team.” To get the candidacy nod, Kramp wasn’t given a cakewalk, as many may have expected, owing to his longevity as a federal MP and his vast campaign experience among fellow Conservatives in the riding. To get the win, he needed to best Bancroft city councilor Tracy McGibbon and John O’Donnell, the former chief of Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services. Both are untested in the political arena at the federal or provincial level but either would have been able candidates in Kramp’s stead. There was reported broad support in the Bancroft area for McGibbon and O’Donnell is a personable, whipsmart newcomer to politics in these parts. Kramp, a former OPP officer, international hockey promoter and restaurant owner who, a decade ago, accepted a sizeable settlement from the McGuinty provincial government to shutter and demolish his Moira Lake-side Two Loons restaurant to make way for a diversion and straightening of Highway 62 – work that was never carried out for a variety of land-use reasons, according to transportation ministry officials. He’s not the only Tory veteran who has so far decided to try his hand at provincial politics, utilizing a campaign machinery team that boosted him to Ottawa on three occasions. Kramp joins former colleague Paul Calandra on the Ontario Progressive Conservative ticket. Calandra, parliamentary secretary to former prime minister Stephen Harper, won the party’s nomination for Markham-Stouffville. Former Finance Minister Joe Oliver and exConservative MPs Bob Dechert and Susan Truppe also have announced their intentions to seek nominations to run for the Ontario PCs in 2018.

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Kramp, at 69, is a politician who’s bucking a trend among those entering the political arena. While many argue “60 is the new 40” in terms of older, white male politicians entering politics, there are few of Kramp’s vintage in the field of former federal Tories taking a run at Queen’s Park. Pushing 70, Kramp is certainly not letting age stop him, despite claims after he lost to Bossio that he was looking forward to easing into a quieter lifestyle to enjoy his grandchildren and family life. Consider, too, Kramp will run in the next election with a Tory slate that includes 19-year-old home-schooled teen Sam Oosterhoff, a political-science major at Brock University, who stormed to victory in a by-election in Niagara West-Glanbrook. Strange bedfellows, indeed. Kramp will turn 70 next year and will be 71 when the actual election is held in 2018. If he is elected and serves the whole term, Kramp will be 75 when completing that term. Will it then be time to hand off the baton to other members of the Kramp family with political aspirations, hoping to capitalize on the familiar name in the northern and central reaches of Hastings County? Perhaps. Or, perhaps, the energetic septuagenarian will run on, like a 6’5” Energizer Bunny. But, we doubt that will be the case. This looks to be the last true kick at the can for this former softball pitcher once feared for his fierce determination on the mound, but now given to humblepie bromides when asked how he feels about getting a nomination or being an elected official. Kramp lost two federal election bids before his first victory in 2004. In the 1997 election, he ran as a Progressive Conservative in the riding of Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, finishing second against Liberal Larry McCormick. He ran in the same riding for the 2000 election, and this time finished third against McCormick and Canadian Alliance candidate Sean McAdam. In the 2004 election, Kramp ran as a Conservative in Prince Edward—Hastings, and narrowly defeated Liberal Bruce Knutson. The seat was previously held by Liberal cabinet minister Lyle Vanclief, who was not seeking re-election. He was re-elected in 2006 by a much larger margin. Kramp Saturday told Starboard Communications’ inQuinte, “You have to earn that support and that respect by demonstrating that you have the capacity, the capability, the energy and quite frankly that you’re doing it for the right reason.” So it is congratulations, then, for Kramp and also here’s hoping that he has indeed entered the race “for the right reason.”

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Ministry talks contamination with residents BY SARAH HYATT

Brighton – Residents shouldn’t worry when it comes to contamination associated with the former Cooey Metal Products property, says staff from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). This was the message shared during a public meeting held at the King Edward Park Community Centre, on Tuesday, Nov. 15. During the meeting, ministry staff provided a review of the history of the site and a backgrounder on environmental monitoring completed to date. Staff then fielded questions from the public. While contamination is present, at this point, there’s no risk to people, David Bradley, district manager for the Peterborough District Office for the MOECC assures residents. “The drinking water supply is not at risk,” said Bradley. (The local area is serviced by the municipal water supply). “There is no risk to residences. Our concern that we wanted to address, was indoor air in the industrial buildings and that has been addressed…” Staff assured the public ongoing monitoring concerning movement of contamination, groundwater and surface water monitoring, as well as indoor air quality monitoring would continue and reiterated, the primary contaminant of concern remains tri-

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such as these throughout Ontario. Cooey Metal Products Limited fabricated chrome-finished tables, chairs and other metal products. According to the MOECC, historically, the site was used as a cannery during the 1940s. Afterwards, the site was occupied by other businesses that processed metal. Manufacturing operations included the use of an industrial solvent as a metal degreaser, which contained TCE. The facility was abandoned in the 1990s. Cooey is on the property title as the registered owner for the site. Typically, in a situation such as this, with contamination migrating from a property, the MOECC would require the owner to “delineate to the extent of that contamination and then provide us with a remedial action plan for the property,” said Bradley. The ministry has been unable to achieve compliance with the property owner, due to financial means, Bradley confirmed. According to staff, the site’s not all that unique for Ontario. Staff reports they deal with them on a regular basis. To address concerns over Butler Creek, Bradley said the ministry has done water and sediment studies. “There wasn’t really any significant impacts noticed,” he said. The ministry has committed to undertaking further studies and continuing this process in the future, as recommended by environmental monitoring staff. The risk is low concerning Butler Creek, noted Bradley. “But it is something we need to consider and we’re looking at it, as well as the entire site,” he said. For Mayor Mark Walas, he was pleased residents with concerns had the chance to hear from staff and the opportunity to ask questions. He’s hopeful after the meeting, residents will feel reassured in hearing from staff and how “the highest regulatory body in the province, the MOECC, will continue to monitor that site for us.”

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uses for the preparation of agendas and minutes and were similar in Kimmett’s report. The deputy clerk noted, if council chose to proceed, there are more companies that offer similar services for the live streaming of meetings and costs could vary. Council has also agreed in-principle to support the creation of a Quinte Region Mayors’ Award for the Loyola School of Continuing Education, in both 2017 and 2018. The creation of the award will recognize the accomplishments of an adult student within the Quinte Area and has already been supported by both Quinte West and Belleville councils. Brighton council’s support would include a $200 contribution toward the award each year. CAO Bill Watson explains in his report, the regional mayors’ award would go to a student “who has shown the most passion and involvement in their community, as they continue to achieve a level of competency in the English language.” The idea behind the award is to create a regional bursary, potentially in the amount of $800. A term of two years has been recommended to coincide with the term of council.

Brighton – Council has agreed to take a closer look at the live streaming of meetings, after receiving a report from staff recently outlining costs. This will not occur however, until budget deliberations. While Councillor John Martinello said he would have liked to see a request for proposal go forward, council has decided to refer the matter until budget time and received staff’s recent report as information. Martinello and Councillor Roger McMurray put forth the motion for a report to come to the table concerning options and associated costs for the live streaming of meetings. In her report to council, deputy clerk Vicki Kimmett outlines “there are a number of options that are available with a variation costs.” Previously, Martinello explained he saw the live steaming of council meetings as an opportunity to improve accessibility, accountability and transparency. What’s more, the live streaming of meetings could also provide opportunities to increase public participation in local governance, he said. This won’t be the first time Brighton has looked at offering residents the option to catch up with council in real time. Kimmett outlines in her report, in 2014, staff presented a report to council concerning live streaming. Within that report, it was identified the council chamber is “too small to accommodate multiple cameras and one wide-angle fixed camera was suggested.” Costs for services, including an annual fee, plus the cost of a camera and installation were laid out by ISI Global Webcasting. Kimmett reports costs have increased slightly, but would be less than $10,000. Costs for the camera, which Sarah Hyatt/Metroland The ministry has committed to is estimated between $1,500-$3,000, keeping the municipality comprised plus installation would be in addition. Councillors John Martinello and Costs were also compared to Civic Roger McMurray, at the Nov. 21 and the general public upon inquiry, Web, which the municipality currently council meeting. The pair previWalas added.

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included, mental health/resiliency presentations, nutrition workshops, a mathlete’s family night, a scientists in the schools family night and a parent lending library event. Scott said all events, including this year’s financial literacy event with Vaz-Oxlade, have been extremely successful in terms of parent and guardian turnout and positive feedback from the school community. The grants are awarded by the Ministry of Education, to help eliminate barriers that may prevent parents from fully participating in their children’s learning and also serve to highlight schools as an important resources for parents in the community. The grants are also meant to fund events so parents can be provided with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to support student learning at home and at school. The school’s parent council encourages parents to be active participants in their child’s school experience and learning with school Submitted photo staff and administration, supporting (Left-to-right) Robyn Robertson, a teacher at Spring the parent/school partnership.

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Percy Agricultural Society draw could be the answer to your prayers BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Warkworth – Hatchimals are the hottest toy this Christmas and their maker is having a hard time keeping up with demand for the little creatures that come inside an egg. So much so that finding one to buy now could prove in vain. But don’t give up hope. The Percy Agricultural Society (PAS) is offering a Hatchimal as a first-place prize in a draw that’s to take place Dec. 21. The toys are being sold on eBay for hundreds, even thousands, of dollars, but you could get one for just $2 if you happen to

have the winning ticket from among the 1,500 the fair board is currently selling. Costing $2 apiece or three for five dollars, they’re being sold at various locations in the village. You can also arrange to buy one by calling PAS president Greg Torrance at 705-924-3108. “Hopefully we can make somebody happy,” he said. There’s another agricultural society fundraiser that’s taking place before Christmas, a Cookie Extravaganza that will be held at St. Paul’s United Church Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “I’m up to around 150 dozen right now,”

of cookies of all varieties, Torrance said. Directors and associate directors are doing the baking along with “friends of the society.” The sale price is $5 a dozen “and it’s a mix-and-match,” he said. Clam shell containers will be provided to carry the cookies. “This is the first time (for the event),” Torrance said. “We’re going to see how it works out. Hopefully, it will become an annual event. It would be a nice thing for Christmas.” A light lunch of soup and homemade biscuits will be served as well, for $5.

Fair board to establish fund to repair or replace the Red Barn/Cow Palace BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Warkworth -- Percy Agricultural Society will launch a Legacy Fund in the New Year to raise funds to either replace or repair the Red Barn, popularly known as the Cow Palace. The former rink “needs a lot of work” because of its age, fair board president Greg Torrance said. ‘We’re probably looking at least a half-million dollars (in either case).” He and his board of directors are still

working on the details surrounding the fund’s establishment, such as how donors will be honoured for their contributions. A formal announcement will likely be made the end of January. The legacy fund is also seen as a way of honouring the work of the people who started the fair 167 years ago and have kept it going. The organization will be looking for various funding sources to go with the revenue it earns by renting out space in the barn for the storage of campers, cars and


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CP Holiday Train rolls into Brighton with $4,000 food bank donation dian rock band, the Odds. Some attendees, including little ones, even busted some moves as performers rocked the stage with some fan-favourite tunes and Christmas jingles. Emily Rowley, a board member for the food bank and who works with the CP folks for the stop in Brighton, was not surprised to see a show of “great community support,” Monday. Brighton really does set the bar when it comes to supporting the food bank, despite being a small community, she said. This was the sixth year the holiday train has stopped in Brighton. The holiday train travels nation-wide dur-


Brighton – ‘Tis the season for giving and both the Brighton community and Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway Holiday Train are helping those in need. The 18th annual holiday train and musical fundraiser on wheels rolled into town, on Monday, Nov. 28. Residents flooded the Prince Edward Street crossing Monday, to show their support for the Brighton Fare Share Food Bank and to take in the entertainment. Dozens sang along with this year’s performers, which included Dallas Smith, a rising Canadian country music star and Cana-

ing the Christmas season, in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for food banks. This year’s tour features around 150 stops. For Brighton, the fundraiser provides a much-needed boost, to help the food bank get through the winter months, said Rowley. Starting at the end of October and November and into the holiday season and start of the new year, the food bank sees an increased demand in the need for help and services, said Rowley. About 1,000 pounds worth of non-perishable food items were collected Monday during the

fundraiser. Others made financial donations to support the food bank, including the Rotary Club of Brighton, which donated $1,000. Community donations tallied more than $775. CP Rail, in addition, donated $4,000 Monday. Every little bit donated counts and could help a family or person struggling with seasonal employment or someone else struggling with increased heating and household costs during the winter months, said Rowley.

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Survey finds troubling number of homeless in Northumberland BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Northumberland County – Homelessness might not be as visible in Northumberland County as it is in more urban centres “but it is no less prevalent an issue” here, says a member of a local grassroots coalition that’s looking to find solutions to the problem. More than 85 volunteers surveyed 304 people about their housing history in seven municipalities during Registry Week in mid-November and they identified 59 individuals and 18 families as being homeless. Another 179 individuals and 48 families were found to be at risk of becoming homeless. “We have people struggling with availability of affordable housing, and the need for a cohesive set of support – be they medical, social, financial or legal in nature,” Northumberland 20,000 Homes Committee member Kerri Kightley, of FourCAST, said in a news release. “Community partners will now begin the task of prioritizing actions and services towards those most in need.” Kightley said in an interview that those without permanent homes are surviving by living in structures “not suitable for human habitation,” or in emergency shelters. They could also be the “hidden homeless (who are) couch surfing,” staying with friends or family on a temporary basis, Kightley said. Or they are“living rough,” that is, outdoors in a tent or trailer. There are “any number of reasons” why more people are at risk of becoming homeless,” Kightley said, such as they’re about to be evicted from a property that’s been sold, or they can no longer afford their housing. “Money was the most common answer” standing in their way of having permanent affordable housing, she said. More than a dozen local agencies that provide support services for people who are homeless have joined with Northumberland County in a national movement involving 33 other communities that has set a goal to permanently house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable people

by July 1, 2018. Kightley said she was taken aback by the number of families identified in the survey as homeless – 18, with 25 children. All the families were single parent. “That’s surprising and concerning,” she said. “That’s definitely something we’ll look at as quickly as possible.” Another statistic that “should surprise our planners and the general public” is that 28 per cent of the individuals and families who reported being homeless are Aboriginal. The survey also determined that

the average length of time that individuals are homeless in Northumberland is 31 months, and that 20% of individuals identified as homeless are 16 to 24 years of age. A full report on all survey data collected will be presented to county council and released to the general public early in next year. “It will give us a better picture than we ever had before … (and) will help us plan services that make sense both individually and locally,” Kightley said. The coalition partners “have committed to designing

a collaborative response.” “Nothing like this (has been done before), that’s what is really exciting about this project,” said Lisa Horne, county director of community and social services. “It was a really key first step” to “start looking at solutions and aligning services.” “It’s also going to position us well to be able to advocate for those further financial investments that we will likely need down the road to help us strengthen our community,” she added. The federal and provincial gov-

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Range owner’s ‘dream’ is residents nightmare DEAR EDITOR,

I am typing this letter in response to the proposed gun range at 780 Cameron Road in Codrington. First, I would like to start by explaining that I have lived out of province for approximately the last ten years, but have owned my property on Cameron road for 15 years. I recently returned to the area with the intention of building a house and small farm on my 100 acres that is less than 400 metres from the proposed site.

I have read and continue to hear about the support from local neighbours for Mr. Benn’s proposed small arms range. I have spoken to all of the surrounding neighbours personally as well as Mr. Benn and can say that to my knowledge he has the support of only one resident who will be impacted. I will clarify that Mr. Benn had the perceived support of a small number of persons in the area that he approached. Recently these same people have learned of the true size and na-

ture of this site and are removing any support Mr. Benn talks about having. Mr. Benn does have the support of persons living outside of the immediate area surrounding the gun range who are excited to use this facility since its size, scope and hours of operation, (seven days a week) is unprecedented for a gun range within Southern Ontario. I wonder if they would feel the same enthusiasm if the site was in their backyard? I am a sport shooter myself and

have competed in different competitions and taken part in courses similar to what Mr. Benn’s training company “WGT Consulting” offers. Through this experience I can say with confidence that myself and surrounding neighbours to this site will be impacted negatively. I have heard Mr. Benn describe this facility as his “dream” and I for one can appreciate that we all have dreams. For the majority of the neighbours positioned around this pro-

posed sight Mr. Benn’s dream is fast becoming our nightmare. I would encourage anyone reading this to drive through the area and past the site that is being developed in order to form your own opinion. I would also ask that you consider whether one person’s dream and business aspirations should take priority over the rural lifestyle of the longtime residents of the area. Andrew Greer Codrington

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The Ramsdens: Giving back to the park that gives us such joy BY VIC SCHUKOV

Peter and Barbara Ramsden, born in England, came to Milton, Ontario in 1983 when Peter, a textiles technologist, was transferred by his company. “We left Milton after 21 years,” said Peter, “because we always liked easy access to the countryside. That was our justification for moving to Big Island in Prince Edward County where we stayed for 12 years. Six months ago, we came to Brighton because, in retirement, Big Island was a long way by road to anywhere. Brighton was such a good decision with all of its facilities. We were pleasantly surprised. Brighton is gorgeous, and still a small town.” It did not take the Ramsdens very long to get involved in the community: “Barbara and I were walking our dogs in Presqu’ile Park one day,” said Peter, “and stopped to chat with John Cockburn, one of the directors of The Friends of Presqu’ile Park. We were so impressed by the amount of good work they do, we became members.” Cockburn was in charge of the installation of the boardwalks (“officially called foot bridges”) along the park trails. While working on a project with him, Peter learned that The Friends were looking for a replacement director with marketing and communications experience. It turns out that Ramsden had considerable board experience as a director of the United Way in Milton for four years and its counterpart in Quinte for nine years. The board of Friends of Presqu’ile Park is comprised of

nine directors, united by a common desire to assist people’s enjoyment of Presqu’ile Park. A truly remarkable organization, it embraces over 200 volunteers who raise funds for park projects that relate to education on the environment and trail upkeep. The Ramsdens’ motivation in joining was simple: “It became rapidly apparent to us,” said Peter, “that the volunteers’ work benefits the town and its merchants. The Friends of Presqu’ile Park are a benevolent and dedicated group that gives back to the park for all the good it gives our neighbours. An added benefit to being a member is that volunteering is the best way to get into the community.” Established in 1988, The Friends of Presqu’ile Park, in the last five years alone, has contributed over $500,000 towards such community enriching ventures as: -The Kids ‘n Nature School Outreach and Day Camp programs, with over 1500 participants, involving children in nature. - Building foot bridges, and trail monitoring for clean-up of downed trees. - Turtle fencing. -“Babysitting” and tagging piping plovers who have come here for the first time in almost 100 years. (One mother just turned up in Florida.) Remarkably, all of the above work is financed and delivered by the fund-raising and labour of members. In a way, the association is like a non-profit franchise, one of 27 Friends organizations with legal agreements with the province’s Ontario Parks; each is a separate



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Peter and Barbara Ramsden. entity fueled 100% by volunteers’ diligent efforts. Ramsden stresses that The Friends of Presqu’ile is in no way an advocacy group. Their sole mission is to facilitate the interaction between people and nature. They provide an irreplaceable platform for learning and recreation for visitors, and conservation opportunities for the county in general. Thanks in great part to the group, the 2,440 acre park provides peace and quiet to over 240,000 visitors per season, not to mention lo-

cals who come here all year round. “We are always looking to do better,” said Peter, “and getting more members. Joining is just $20 per family, and it all goes towards the park activities.” What better way to give back to a sanctuary that gives us all such joy? (Brighton resident Vic Schukov is a long-time journalist and writer of biography books for everyday people. Please visit his website at www.; victorschukov@ )

CMH reports successes in 2016, work ongoing to address ‘future pressures’ BY SARAH HYATT

Brighton – Accomplishments at Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) this year have been many and Brighton residents are benefiting, council is hearing from CMH staff. Executive director for the CMH Foundation, John Russell, appeared before council recently, to provide the community and council with a recap of the year and an update on the hospital, highlighting new initiatives and plans for the future. “In 2016, the foundation and hospital have been very busy,” said Russell. Programs and services have been both added and enhanced, the director reports. Some of the highlighted accomplishments for the year in review with council included, the continued expansion of echocardiography services, the expansion of the cardiovascular rehab and prevention program, as well as the expansion of orthopaedic surgery to CMH. Russell was also particularly pleased recently to discuss the introduction of nocospray sterilization systems, to improve the hospitals’ infection control program. A grant from the Brian Todd Memorial Fund in May advanced the program further, with the purchase of a second system, said Russell. Also new this year, CMH appointed two patient experience advisors. These individuals will “enhance communications” with patients. Strong donor support continues to make a difference at CMH and several pieces of “high-priority medical equipment” were purchased this year. Russell said thanks to donor support, the hospital has funded the purchase of more than $725,000 worth of new equipment, over the course of the last year and a bit. Donated funds have also helped with staff education. A look at the future: Like many organizations caring for an aging population, the hospital is experiencing a “historically high num-

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Executive director for the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation, John Russell, provides the Brighton community and council with an update on the hospital’s accomplishments in 2016 and talks plans for the future. Councillor Steven Baker in the background. ber of patient visits,” Russell reports. Increasingly complex care needs require patients to stay longer in hospital and means more patient support is needed, including the support of medical specialists, said Russell.

Among other challenges ahead for the hospital is energy savings. While CMH has managed to reduce its energy usage by more than 10 per cent in three years – the increasing costs of hydro is taking its toll on

Brighton resident no longer feels safe in his home BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Brighton – A Brighton resident is feeling insecure after a “spate” of break-ins – five in six weeks – on his block. Three of them were at his home, including one in which pain medication and two new DeWalt power tools were taken during the day while he was away for two hours on business in Trenton Nov. 4. The house wasn’t locked but he has “two big dogs” at home, he said in a letter included in the Brighton Police Services Board’s Nov. 25 agenda. Information identifying the writer was blacked out. In a more recent incident, he caught two men “ransacking” his car and phoned the police who “gave chase through the downtown” but he never heard back what was the outcome. The man also said one neighbour had her home trashed and “many of her valuables and jewelry” stolen while another had her “car rummaged through” while it sat in the driveway. “One has to be concerned about these incidents – especially given the number of older residents living in Brighton,” he said. A “sudden move by a senior in response to an intruder can easily lead to a broken hip or arm.”

The man said one neighbour has installed a security system “with outside lighting connecting to her cellphone.” Others, including himself, “who can’t afford these luxuries because of incredibly high electricity bills have to settle with sleeping with baseball bats next to their beds. We don’t need to escalate to buying guns and turning into our neighbours to the south. We need to deal with the problem.” Will it take a resident being “physically hurt before something is done about this?” he asked. “How do we get back to the safe town Brighton once was but obviously is no longer?” Northumberland OPP Detachment Commander Inspector Lisa Darling said “there are more break-ins across the county right now.” “We have had an increase lately,” she said

but police have “leads on several of them” that are under investigation. In Brighton, by the end of October there had been 22 break-and-enter reports filed, compared to 12 a year earlier. Charges were laid in connection with the resident’s car being broken into, but as for the other incidents “we didn’t get any reports on them, we weren’t called,” Darling said. The detachment has reached out to seniors and other groups by making presentations explaining what people can do to safeguard their property. The police force also has an analyst reviewing all the break-ins to determine where the thieves are likely to strike next “and how are we going to catch them,” Darling said. “We are working on that.”

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Trenton’s Walmart back to business after Service clubs looking to upgrade fire, donation plan to be finalized soon sign at King Edward Park Arena BY SARAH HYATT


Trenton – Trenton’s Walmart Supercentre opened its doors sooner than anticipated, just in time for Black Friday sales on Nov. 25. “The cleanup was faster than we thought it was going to be,” said Alex Roberton, senior director of corporate affairs for Walmart Canada. “We’re about 80 per cent of the way there in terms of inventory, we wanted to make sure that our Trenton customers had access to Black Friday deals in-store, because a lot of customers were asking whether or not we

were going to be open for Black Friday,” he said. Inventory will be back up to usual stocks this week, with 100 per cent of the usual assortment, said Roberton. All of the merchandise in the store at the time of the fire on Tuesday Nov. 15 had to be replaced because of smoke damage. “We ended up replacing the entire inventory and we’ve moved all of the stuff that could potentially be donated off site as we finalize our donation plan,” he said. Walmart Canada is currently working on a plan to give to different chari-

ties in order to make sure donated items get in the hands of members of the community that could use them, said Roberton. “There’s a lot of merchandise and I know that a lot of people have asked about that, a lot of customers are asking and our associates as well and everyone wants to make sure that we make good use of any merchandise that had to be removed.” An update on the donation plan will come later in the week. To get the latest on the plan, stay tuned to for the update.

Brighton – With some municipal and provincial help, two service clubs are prepared to share the costs for a new digital LED sign at the King Edward Park Arena, council has heard. Allan Simpson appeared before council recently, to speak on behalf of both the Brighton Kin Club and Brighton Lions Club and to ask for the municipality’s support in obtaining an Ontario Trillium Grant to assist with the installation of a new sign. Currently, the sign outside the arena has to be changed manually and letters placed in the tracks of the sign. While the practice is one that’s not too bad in the summer or cooler months – during the winter, it’s another story, said Simpson. Simpson shared concerns over safety and difficulties with the extreme cold weather. Last spring, the clubs received an estimate of $12,113.60, to install the new sign and make the necessary upgrades. The two clubs are committed to covering half of the costs, with the hopes of a grant covering the balance. Simpson shared, he believes, a new digital sign would be both safer and easier to operate. As an added perk, Simpson noted the sign could promote a number of events taking place at the arena over a period of weeks, rather than just the

immediate event taking place, which is the essentially the practice now. The newly proposed sign would be similar in size to the current sign at the arena and much similar in appearance to the sign currently located on Butler Street – with a focus on ensuring minimal distraction to drivers, said Simpson. “This is not a revolving message sign, changing every minute,” he said. Instead, the idea would be to have messages set for at least five minutes before changes. The sign would be programmed to display a number of messages repeatedly, until events are finished and there is opportunity for some “small revenue” for Brighton, said Simpson. Simpson explained, at times, there have been a number of portable signs in front of the arena to promote different events at the same time. “These signs cost those who are renting them and I am sure they would pay a fee to the town to have their event on this [new] sign,” he said. The design of the new sign would feature both the names and logos of the two service clubs. Ultimately, Simpson said, the two clubs “feel that this sign would benefit the community and also give those who now have to rent the portable signs more visibility for their events.” Council received Simpson’s information and proposal recently and has referred the matter back to staff for a report.

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CFB Trenton – This base and 8 Wing Trenton are looking for a few good men and women. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Reserve is recruiting part-time reservists for a new program at 8 Wing Trenton, and senior brass want to get these new recruits into the system as quickly as possible. Recruited as supply technicians, these new reservists will also support maintenance activities on CC-130 Hercules aircraft and provide airfield security at Canada’s largest Air Force base, according to Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Jim McKenzie, 8 Wing Air Reserve Flight Recruiting Officer. Applicants for the new RCAF Reserve positions must qualify as any new recruit would – be a Canadian citizen, be over 18 years of age (or over 16 years of age with their parents’ consent), have a minimum of Grade 10 education and complete the same physical fitness and medical testing. “This is a great opportunity to try the military life as a reservist, without having to move out of the local area,” McKenzie noted, adding that good portions of the training would be flexibly scheduled to meet applicants’ needs as much as possible. And for students, there is a reimbursement for college or university courses to a maximum of $8,000 during their career, to say nothing of a competitive pension plan and dental insurance. One of the reasons the RCAF Reserve is seeking out these recruits is to diversify its current demographic. To do this, it’s devised a program to not only attract younger people, but also show that the Reserve environment can be tailored for people at every age and experience level. “We had to rethink our recruiting strategy so that we can tailor our employment to recruits from varying backgrounds – including students, family members of serving personnel, as well as others without military experience who may even have another part-time job but are still interested in military service,” McKenzie said. “With this new program, they can work parttime, evenings or weekends; offering great flexibility and a chance to make some money and gain some valuable experience while serving in

uniform,” he added. Before expanding to different wings and units, the new Reserve program is being initiated in two locations – here at 8 Wing in support of aircraft maintenance operations, and at 19 Wing Comox in support of search and rescue operations. Also as part of this program, all new reservists will be part of the Wing Augmentation Security Force. “We’re looking to be more attractive to students who might be going to Loyalist College, maybe someone who doesn’t know if the Regular Force is the right fit for them. This is a way they could trial it before making any major commitments,” MWO McKenzie said. Interested recruits should contact 8 Wing Air Reserve Flight Recruiting, where McKenzie ( or Sgt. Sarah Keoughan ( will guide them through the full application process in coordination with the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre in Kingston. Successful applicants will be enrolled into the RCAF Reserve and proceed to Basic Training in summer 2017. Following successful completion of a streamlined Basic Training course in Valcartier, Quebec, the new reservists would return to Trenton to receive further instruction including indoctrination to the RCAF, operational safety, driving military vehicles, and airfield security. As soon as these new members are available, two months of specialized training would follow at CFB Borden, including qualification as a supply technician. The new reservists would also receive specialized and tailored training via Distance Learning and on-job-training programs in order to work in the Aircraft Maintenance environment. They will serve at 8 Wing Trenton with 424 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron, where they would provide general assistance in an array of aircraft maintenance functions on the CC-130 H-model Hercules aircraft, as well as some aircraft servicing duties like marshalling, towing, and launching and recovering aircraft. They would also be trained in weapons handling and airfield security to be integral members of the Wing Augmentation Security Force. “We want to emphasize the flexibility of this program to potential recruits,” mentioned

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Reserve recruits could carry out a number of roles, including general assistance in an array of aircraft maintenance functions on the CC-130 H-model Hercules aircraft, as well as some aircraft servicing duties like marshaling (shown here), towing, and launching and recovering aircraft. MWO McKenzie. “The actual education/train- We will sit down with each recruit and personaling path each recruit will take is highly depen- ize their plan, case by case. There is no down dent on their individual goals and availability. side to trying this out.”



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Colborne’s Junior A club finding it hard to gain traction BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Colborne – Things are looking up for the Northumberland Stars – with good reason. They’re way down at the bottom of the standings, tied for last place in the South Division of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League, with nine points in 23 contests. After defeating the Tottenham Steam 6-5 Nov. 19, the Stars proceeded to lose their next three games: 8-7 to Oshawa, 8-3 to North York, and, most recently, 10-4, to the Toronto Attack Nov. 25. Brock Loser, Steven Weber, Matt Davies and Zakhar Gorohov scored for Northumberland, who were outshot 53-40. Davies leads the team with eight goals and

15 assists in 22 matches. Northumberland’s next two home games are back to back at the Keeler Centre against the Toronto Predators Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The first game starts at 7:30 p.m., the second at 8 p.m. The Stars play two more in a row at home the following week as well, with Oshawa visiting Dec. 7 followed by the Predators yet again Dec. 8. Toronto won the first encounter 3-2 in overtime Sept. 14, took the second game handily 8-3 Oct. 15, and then needed a goal with two seconds left in the game to snatch victory for the third time Nov. 10 after blowing a 3-0 lead.

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Trenton Golden Hawks down Dukes in their own barn BY ERIN STEWART

Wellington – The Trenton Golden Hawks travelled down the road to Wellington and played a full 60 minutes to beat the hosts 4-1 on Friday Nov. 25. With no goals scored in the first period, the Hawks came out strong in the second and Ben Scheel put the first point on the board with a goal assisted by Louis DiMatteo and Rex Moe four minutes in. Captain Lucas Brown followed up with his first goal of the evening six minutes later, assisted by Chays Ruddy. Then, just 35 seconds later, Jordan Chard scored, assisted by Nick Boddy and Brandon Marinelli. The Dukes came back quick with their first goal and only goal of the night scored 11 minutes into the second by Mitchell Martan, assisted by Colin Doyle and Mitchell Mendonca. Brown scored his second goal of the night 10 minutes into the third period, rounding out the scoring for the night at 4-1 for the Hawks. The Hawks totalled 20 minutes in penalties on six infractions while the Dukes incurred eight minutes on four infractions. Trenton’s goaltender Joseph Murdaca made 29 saves on 30 shots while the Duke’s Connor Ryckman made 42 saves out of the 46 shots he faced. Erin Stewart/Metroland Captain Brown said it was good to G-Hawks Captain Lucas Brown ready to take a shot have the Hawks play a full 60 minutes. on net during the Hawks vs. Wellington game on Fri“We did a good job at keeping our day Nov. 25. game simple and making the easy plays and not complicating things,” he said. “It was nice to score a couple of goals to snap a drought but like I said, everyone played well all game from the goalie out.” Brown said the team needed a good rest day before hitting the road to face Markham on Sunday Nov. 27. “Fireplace “Fi l Showroom” Sh ” The Hawks picked up their 24th win of the season against Markham, beating the Royals 4-0. in your Home Comfort Since 1995 Coming up, the Hawks host the Whitby Fury on Friday Dec. 2, at 7:30 REDUCE YOUR ENERGY COSTS WITH A HI-EFF NATURA p.m. NATURAL GAS OR WITH AN AMANA HI-EFF During Friday night’s game against OR PROPANE FUR PROPANE FURNAC WITHNATURAL A HI-EFF NATURAL GAS OR GAS Markham, the Hawks are hosting OR PROPANE FURNACE PROPANE FURNACE Built better than i “Fill the Net Night.” toBuilt be with a lifetim better than it has Fans are being asked to bring and receive a unit replacement to be with awarran lifetime canned food or non-perishable food receive replacement warranty plus 10and years parts &Ca la FREE Electonic Air items to the game to help fill two 10 years parts labour. Electonic Air&Cleaner hockey nets for Trenton’s Care and Share Foodbank. $250.00 “With the Holiday season just $250.00 Heating Heating &&Air Air Conditioning Conditioning around the corner the Golden Hawks O.P.A. O.P.A.rebat rebate organization and players wanted be involved as much as possible,” said & LASTS LASTS & & LASTS LASTS LASTS & Jodie Carmichael, director of public Old Man Winter is coming!!!!! THINKING CENTRAL AIR relations. Schedule your furnace tune-up NOW BEAT THE HEAT & THE RUSH “With the Golden Hawks currently Only $99. Plus hst CALL NOW! leading the league in points and attendance per game, we knew our fans Call or visit us today for your would be more than able to fill the two FREE No Obligation quote hockey nets provided.” “You’ll Be Glad You Did!” The Hawks will be competing against the Wellington Dukes and the 122 Parks Dr. Belleville 613-966-8848 OHL’s Oshawa Generals to see who Locally owned and Operated to Serve You Better Since 1995 can collect the most food.



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Tyendinaga- Every Remembrance Day, people recall the soldiers lost and wounded in many wars with the phrase "We will remember them." Now, thanks to the Vimy Foundation, they are being remembered all year long by a new generation of young people. One of those soldiers was Joseph Bernard Hill of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. Hill, who died in 1918 during the First World War, was honoured at the Mohawk Council in Tyendinaga on Friday, Nov. 25. A student named Andrew Yin gave the council a cloth rubbing of Hill's gravestone in France. Andrew, a 17-year-old high school student from Richmond Hill, was born in China, and thus did not grow up knowing the importance of Remembrance Day to Canada. When he decided to research the life of a soldier from the First World War for an essay contest, he chose an Aboriginal soldier as his subject because, he said, he knows what it is like to be a member of a minority. In his research, Andrew discovered that Hill was born in New York State, but later moved to Canada with his family. Hill was 19 years old and living in Deseronto when the Great War began. He enlisted in the Canadian Corps in 1915 and fought on the European Front with the 7th Brigade, Royal Canadian Artillery. On Sept. 30, 1918, Hill was killed in action in

northern France. He was only 22 years old. Andrew's essay won him the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, which included a two-week trip to Europe to visit important historic sites from both of the world wars. He was one of 16 students aged 15 to 17 from across Canada to receive the award in 2016. The trip was emotional for the young students. "There were some really depressing days," Andrew said. "Seeing the names carved on the Vimy Memorial was really harrowing. But I feel really proud of the sacrifices of these people." He told the MBQ council about his trip, which began in London with a visit to the Churchill bunker, the Canadian Memorial, and a lecture at Oxford University. He said the group visited Essex Farm Cemetery in Ypres, Belgium, where Canadian Army Major John McCrae wrote his famous poem "In Flanders' Fields". Seeing the grave of a Canadian soldier who was only 15 when he was killed really hit home with Andrew, but visiting a cemetery for German soldiers made him realize that those enemy soldiers "were just like us, with families." The students visited the chalk tunnels of Maison Blanche, which are filled with carved messages and drawing left by Canadian soldiers who sought shelter from the German bombs. Andrew said the carv-

ings made them all realize that the soldiers were more than just names. "It's important that we see these soldiers as actual human beings," he said. Other visits included the battle sites at Vimy, Arras, Juno Beach, Dieppe, and the American Omaha Cemetery. Andrew also visited the small Ontario Cemetery in Sains-lesMarquion in northern France, where he found the grave of the soldier whose life he had studied. He said that seeing his headstone and knowing about Hill's life has inspired him to make his own life count and encourages him to help make Canada a better place. "In 2016, Joseph Hill, your contributions have not been forgotten," Andrew said. Council members were visibly moved by Andrew's talk.

"Now that is a proper tribute to our veterans," said Chief R. Donald Maracle. As Andrew presented him with the cloth rubbing from Hill's tombstone, Maracle said, "On behalf of the Mohawk Council, I'd like to thank you." He said Aboriginal soldiers seldom get the recognition they deserve, so Andrew's work on behalf of Hill was greatly appreciated.

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Woman pleads guilty to starving horses Shannonville – A 56-year-old Shannonville woman has pleaded guilty to three counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act and is banned from owning livestock for 10 years after failing to care for her horses. On June 22, the Ontario SPCA received a call about two emaciated horses at a property in Shannonville, east of Belleville. The attending officer found a 34-year-old mare and 18-year-old gelding that were extremely thin, with their ribs, hips and spine

protruding. Living in poor conditions, the horses had no food or water and were in need of veterinary care. As a result of the investigation, Catherine Lachapelle was charged with permitting distress, failing to provide adequate and appropriate food and water and failing to provide medical attention for the horses. She pleaded guilty on November 21 to all three counts and received a 10-year prohibition from owning any livestock and was also placed on probation for

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Thieves target parcels in cars – lock them out Belleville - Each Christmas shopping season, thieves target vehicles in mall and commercial parking lots for gift items carelessly left in unlocked vehicles in plain sight. For that reason, Belleville police have once again launched their 'Lock It or Lose It' program. Beginning Friday, members of Belleville Community Policing and Belleville police service Auxiliary Constables will be out in the community to kick off the Lock it or Lose it Campaign. "This successful crime prevention program focuses on reducing vehicle

thefts and thefts from vehicles especially during the holiday season," said police in a statement Friday. "Starting today, vehicles will be checked in parking lots throughout the city of Belleville to ensure vehicles are locked and valuables are kept out of sight. Pamphlets will be placed on vehicle windshields advising vehicle owners of the inspection. This successful campaign highlights the importance of everyone working together for a safer community." Police warn, where and when possible, to store gifts in car trunks or covered in vehicles and to ensure all doors are locked and windows closed.


Cost of hearing aids punishing for seniors Dear Editor, Why is there is no regulation for hearing aid prices in Canada? Prices can range from $3,000 to over $6,000. While there is a government deduction of $1,000 to the consumer, hearing aids can still cost an exorbitant amount for many seniors and low income individuals. Vendor providers inflate the prices to make this a highly lucrative business. Prices, for example, can cost anywhere from a mild hearing loss hearing aid of $3,000 $4,000, while intermediate devices and more severe hearing loss can range much higher. Even with the government kicking in $1,000, this still leaves a substantial amount of money for the consumer to find. While one can finance at approximately 7-8%, it still means that many seniors have to go into debt for this significant improvement in ear health, brain health, hearing ability and quality of life, at any age.

Even those seniors lucky enough to have Medical Insurance Plans can only expect anywhere from $100 to $300 reimbursement. The bulk of the costs are from the manufacturers’ research money in developing the hearing aid, the cost of the local dealer, the limited amount of consumers or the expense of running a brick and mortar business. All the added costs are passed on to the consumer hence the high prices. Apparently, according to research, many thousands of Canadians with age related hearing loss just don’t buy them as they simply cannot afford them, especially those living on government pensions and other allowances. This seems to be a highly ineffective way of helping our seniors age gracefully, keeping their minds sharp and their hearing optimal via hearing aids.

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Kick off Christmas with some carols at The Church Trenton – It won’t be long before homes are made Christmas cozy with the scent of pine, the sound of carols and the warmth of family. Quinte and area residents are invited to celebrate this festive time with the Old Church Theatre and our Charles Dickens Readers. Now a Christmas tradition, a dramatic reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be presented at the Old Church Theatre, 940 Bonisteel Road on Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. Organizers Brian Weston and Lesley Bonisteel are pleased to report that some new readers will

be contributing their efforts to this year’s presentation, all musicians who have performed at the Church. The readers are Saskia Tomkins, Joe Callahan, Penny Kitchen, Howard Baer, Kim Doolittle and Peter Snell. Bonisteel added; “Ours is a small and intimate setting that contributes to the seasonal, “Charles Dickens” like atmosphere.” The hot apple cider from Grills Orchard and baking provided by Smylie’s Independent Grocer will contribute to that seasonal atmosphere as well. The Old Church Theatre productions of A Christmas Carol were started by Roy Bonisteel

and featured well-known CBC radio personality Amanda Putz, Quinte West Library CEO Rita Turtle, and many other guests over the years. Andy Thompson of Northumberland Studio/ Studio 29 will provide the musical accompaniment again this year and Reverend Hal Wilson returns, this year as Master of Ceremonies. Admission is $10. Please call or reserve a seat online as space is limited. For more information or reservations call (613) 848-1411 or visit: www. Christmas poster included

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Picton - Glenora Fisheries Research staff are fighting a deadline with the weather to complete their scheduled lake trout stocking program for the year. Thousands of small lake trout were unloaded Tuesday Nov. 22 despite harsh winds, heaving waves and a delayed delivery truck. Hauled to the station, just east of Picton, in large steel tanks on flatbed trucks, the small fish are pumped into large tanks on board the station’s large trawler tug, 60 feet long, tied up at a dock. With water levels still very

low, the entrance opening to the trawler remains several feet below the dock, making it difficult to the point of hazardous for crew to get up and down, even moreso with the boat bouncing wildly in the surging waves. In recent days, winds, weather and even a mechanical breakdown have hampered the staff ’s efforts to get their young trout delivered and emptied at strategic locations in the bay and surrounding waters. A spokesperson at the station said the staff normally allow extra time to account for problems and weather, but this year, time is running out.

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EVENTS BELLEVILLE DEC 01 @ 8:00pm - 10:30pm “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Belleville Theatre Guild December 1-17, Pinnacle Playhouse, with evening and matinee times available. Tickets are $20 Adult, $18 Senior, $10 Student. 613-967-1442 or visit BELLEVILLE GENERAL Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar Dec 2, 10 am-2 pm Quinte Wing, Level 3 by Oncology Unit All Proceeds to support the work of BGH Auxiliary HAPPY HARMONY Women’s Choir sings hits from across the decades with emphasis of 50s/60s Thursdays 7-9 pm at Brittany Brant Music Centre, off Hwy #2 ten minutes east of Belleville Hospital. Phone 613-438-7664. Join us for a free trial RENTERS CURLING every Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 am. Belleville Curling Club. $8.00 /game. Teams made up daily, no experience is necessary. 613-966-7184 BELLEVILLE CHORAL Society, annual Christmas concert: Welcome Christmas. Dec 4, 3pm, St. Michaels Church Tickets: Adult $25, ages 6 -18 $5. Available at St. Mikes Parish Office, 613-771-1758. OSTOMY SUPPORT Group will be holding their Christmas Lunch at Swiss Chalet in Belleville December 4 at 1pm. Meet everyone there and don’t forget to bring your coupons. MONTHLY NUTRITION Education Group, Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m, Community Health Centre, 161 Bridge St. W. Registration required, 613-962-0000 x 233. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Belleville General Hospital Auxiliary seeks people over 16 years of age to volunteer in a variety of hospital settings, daytime Monday to Friday. Some weekend shifts available. Call BGHA Volunteer Office at 613-9697400 ext 2297 RETIRED WOMEN Teachers of Ontario (Belleville and District) invite all members and welcome other retired women, especially those new to the area, to their Christmas Luncheon. First Pentecostal Church, 490 Dundas Street W.,11 am on Dec 6. bring new and unwrapped hygiene products for donation to Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation. 613-962-2938. 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 LIONS CLUB, every 2nd and 4th Tues. dinner and meeting. 2nd Tues. catered dinner, 4th Tues. pot luck. both at 7p.m. Meeting 7:45 p.m. 119 Station Street. Please call 613 962-6559 to leave a message. MEALS ON Wheels Belleville: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday a hot meal delivered to your door around noon. Frozen meals available for delivery. Info Joanne at 613-969-0130 FAMILY SPACE supports families learn-

ing through play. Drop-in playrooms, 100 Station Street., Belleville. Open 6 days a week. or 613-9669427. STROKE SUPPORT Programs: Facilitated survivor, caregiver, and couples support groups. All groups meet on a monthly basis in Belleville. Info: Lee 613-9690130 ext. 5207 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 semiretired business and professional people. Social time and a guest speaker. Guests are welcome. SUNDAY NIGHT Sing hosted by Ivanhoe Wesleyan Standard Church, 6:30 PM. Bring your instruments. Open mic. Refreshments to follow. First Sunday of each month. BELLEVILLE BRAIN Tumour Support Group meets monthly on the second Wed., 6:30 p.m., Eastminster United Church. If you or someone you know has been affected by a brain tumour come join us.

BRIGHTON VOCALESE CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Dec. 11th @ 2:30 p.m., Brighton United Church, 58 Prince Edward St. Admission $15, Students $5, Children free; Tickets at door, Red Stone Clothing Co., choir members. Welcome everyone. STAMPED STONE Tiles you will make your own set of beautiful stamped stone tiles which can be used as coasters, tiles or hanging artwork. All materials are supplied. Dec 7, 6-8pm Fee: $10.00, CCN Office in Brighton (613)475-4190 or brighton@ HANG AN Ornament on The Memory Tree Dec 2, Applefest Retirement Lodge 1:00pm-6:00pm, Dec 3, Applefest Holiday Bazaar at the Applefest Retirement Lodge 11:00am -3:00pm TOBACCO TALKS Quit-Smoking Support Program, Dec 7, 1 pm, Brighton Health Service Centre (1st Floor, 170 Main St.). Drop-in or make appointment. 1-866-8884577, ext. 1518. 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 TGIF FROZEN Meal Distribution Every Friday @ Bridge St. United Church, 60 Bridge St. E. 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. BRIGHTON ALL Star Concert band rehearses every wed evening in the ENSS music room from 7-9. Everyone is welcome. Brighton All Star Concert Band will be performing with the music students for ENSS Music Night on Thurs 8 Dec. 7:00 pm QUINTE REGION Crokinole Club, every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Quinte Wellness Centre, Cannifton Rd. http://www.qrcc. ca 613-967-7720 QUINTE QUILTER¹S Guild, 7 PM, first Wednesday of the month. St Columba Church, Bridge St. E. Everyone is welcome.

SUPPER’S READY - Wednesdays, 5-6 pm at Trinity-St.Andrew’s United Church,56 Prince Edward St. There is no charge for this meal but donations are gratefully accepted. BRIGHTON SENIORS Club looking for new members. Meeting 3rd Wed of month. Potluck lunch at noon followed by short business meeting,guest speakers and cards. Other social events through the year. Contact Joan Walker 613-475-4631. JOYFULL NOISE Women’s Choir practices every Monday evening 7-9 p.m, Brighton Legion. No auditions and you DO NOT need to read music. New members welcome. Info: 613 397 3236.

CAMPBELLFORD HANG AN Ornament on The Memory Tree Dec 5 and 6 Campbellford Memorial Hospital 9:00am – 4:00pm, Dec 7 Brighton’s Suppers Ready at Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Dec 8 Community Diners at Seymour United Church in Hoards Station 12:00 noon - 1:00pm, Dec 8 Christmas Light Tour at Multi-Care Lodge 6:30pm - 8:30pm WATERCOLOUR HOLIDAY Cards Workshop Dec 8, 9am–12pm Forrest Dennis Senior Citizens Centre, 55 Grand Rd, $10. preregister 7056531411 CAMPBELLFORD BOOK Club Dec 6, 6:30 pm Repeats 1st Tuesday of every month, Trent Hills Library, 98 Bridge St E, 705-653-2853 CHRISTMAS CLAWS - Pet Photos with Santa Dec 4,11am–3pm, Rotary Youth Hall 179 Saskatoon Ave, $10. 613-472-0364 HOLIDAY GIFTS Workshop Dec 1, 6pm –8pm Forrest Dennis Senior Citizens Centre, 55 Grand Rd. $10 preregister 705-653-1411 JAPANESE SWORD Classes, every Monday 7-8:30pm, Trent Hills Karate Club, Trent Hills Martial Arts, Saskatchewan Ave. TODDLER AND Preschooler Dental Screening, Dec 8, 10am to Noon, Ontario Early Years Centre (Rotary Hall, 179 Saskatoon Ave.) 1-866-888-4577 MEET THE Nurse, Dec 8, 10 am to Noon, Ontario Early Years Centre (Rotary Hall, 179 Saskatoon Ave.) Parents with children up to age six years can meet with a Public Health Nurse. 1-866-888-4577 SEXUAL HEALTH Clinic, Dec 6, 10 am to Noon. The clinic provides clients with confidential access to sexual health testing and treatment. 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1205. CAMPBELLFORD LEGION Br 103, 34 Bridge St Campbellford, 705 653 2450. Thurs 730 pm open 8-ball, Sunday 3-7 pm open Jam Session No cover TOBACCO TALKS Quit-Smoking Support Program, Dec 1 and 8, 1 pm, Campbellford Community Resource Centre (65 Bridge St. E.). 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1518. CAMPBELLFORD & District Horticultural Society will hold its Potluck & regular monthly meeting Dec. 5th, 6:30 p.m. Members & guests welcomed at Christ Church (Anglican), 154 Kent Street.

ST.MARY’S C.W.L. TEA &BAZAARFor the Joy of Christmas Dec.3 11.00 a.m.2.00p.m. Lunch $5.00 St.Mary’s School Auditorium, 48th. Annual Christmas Concert Dec 7 at 7.30p.m. Refreshments to follow in St. Mary’s School auditorium. NOV 1-MID April, Indoor Walking and Exercise Program, St. John¹s United Church Auditorium, Tuesdays and Fridays, 1011am. Please bring clean, comfortable shoes. 50 Bridge St. W.705-653-2283.

COBOURG HANG AN Ornament on The Memory Tree Dec 5 and 6 Northumberland Hills Hospital: 9:00 - 3:00pm THE ETERNAL Hope Spiritualist Centre is now located at 284 Division St. Cobourg. Sunday service 7pm. Pot luck supper first Sunday of month at 5:30 p.m. SEXUAL HEALTH Clinic, Dec 6, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm. The clinic provides clients with confidential access to sexual health testing and treatment.1-866-888-4577, ext. 1205.

CODRINGTON NORTH BRIGHTON Seniors Club looking for new members. Meeting 3rd Wednesday of month. Potluck lunch at noon followed by short business meeting, guest speakers and cards. Other social events through the year. Joan Walker 613-475-4631.

COLBORNE MEET THE Nurse, Dec 2, 10 am to Noon, Colborne Public School (8 Alfred St.). Parents with children up to age six years can meet with a Public Health Nurse. (905) 885-9100 or 1-866-888-4577 FREE EXERCISE Class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11am, Keeler Centre, Colborne. Designed for seniors or those with physical limitations. (905) 355-2989. COLBORNE LEGION Roast Beef Dinner, Dec. 2 $13 for everyone except Veterans who pay $10 (with Legion or service card). Children under 5 are no charge. 5-6:30pm. Shop & Support – Dec. 4 Did you know you can support the Branch and buy gift cards? You can get all the popular retailers cards in one place. place your order by Dec. 4 the cards will be at the branch by Dec 9 Order forms are in the clubroom.

FOXBORO RETIRED WOMEN Teachers, Trenton & District, will celebrate Christmas on Dec. 1 11:30am at Emmanuel United Church, Turkey Dinner $15 (guests $18). Donations to the Food Bank appreciated. All retired women teachers are welcome. 613 398-0952

FRANKFORD FRANKFORD LEGION: Mondays Cribbage 1pm. Tuesdays, Euchre 1pm; Line dancing 7pm. Wednesdays, Seniors¹ Euchre 1 pm; Open Snooker 7pm. Thursdays Ladies¹ Pool and Men¹s Darts 7pm. Fridays Mixed Fun Darts 7pm. Open Mic, first Friday of the month, TGIF Mixed Darts, 4-7 pm, Open Mic first Sunday of the month, 1-4 pm, Frankford Legion.

TOPS (TAKE off Pounds Sensibly), Wednesday, Anglican Church Hall, 60 N Trent, weigh-in 3-3:30pm. meeting 3:30-4:30 p.m. GENTLE YOGA, Suitable for everyone. Classes every Tuesday 1pm, Holy Trinity Anglican Church. 613-398-6407

HASTINGS HASTINGS CHRISTMAS Fest Dec 4, 12:30 pm – 3pm, visit from Santa 2pm, snacks, music. Hastings Legion Branch, 10 Front St W, Free. 705-696-1353 HASTINGS KITCHEN – A Trent Hills Community Kitchen Dec 1,10 am–12:30 pm. Hastings Civic Centre, 6 Albert St E. Free 705-696-1353 SALVATION ARMY Lunch, 11:30AM 1:00PM on the 2nd and the 4th Friday from September to June, Civic Centre, Hastings. Soup, sandwiches, salad, dessert, coffee, tea and juice. Everyone welcome HASTINGS LEGION: Monday night snooker, Tuesday afternoon mixed darts, Wednesday afternoon snooker, Thursday night ladies pool and mixed darts, Friday night blind draw doubles mixed winter darts. TOPS (TAKE Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings Wednesdays at the Trinity United Church. Weigh-in 5:00-5:45pm and meeting 6:00-7:00 pm. Join anytime. For info Kathy (705) 696-3359

HAVELOCK 8TH ANNUAL Nativity Display, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Trent River, 8700 County Road 30. Dec. 2, 6-9 pm, Dec. 3, 2-8 pm, Dec. 4, 2-6 pm. Please join us Sunday evening at 6 pm for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert “Home For the Holidays”. Donations for the Food Bank appreciated. Light refreshments served. Call 705-559-9059 COMMUNITY CARE Havelock 11th Annual Lunch And Toonie Auction Dec 6,10am, lunch served 12:15pm. toonie auction resumes after lunch Havelock Community Centre 39 George St East Advance Tickets Only! 705-778-7831 THE FIRST Sunday of the month, Bid Euchre at the Havelock Lions Club. Games start at 1 p.m. $5.00/person. 705-778-3169 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY Music Jam Sessions Ol’ Town Hall, Matheson and Oak Streets, every Wednesday. Doors open at 12:00, tunes begin at 1 pm. Bring your instruments, your voice, your song book. Musicians, vocalists and visitors welcomed and encouraged HAVELOCK SENIORS Club Bid Euchre, first Saturday of the month, 1 pm. RCL HAVELOCK, Branch 389, 8 Ottawa St. weekly events. Monday Senior Darts, 12:30 pm. Bingo 6:30 pm. Tuesday Shuffleboard, 12:30 pm. Thursday Ladies¹ Darts, 1 pm. Saturday Meat Roll 3-4pm HAVELOCK ODDFELLOWS Brunch, first Sunday of month, 8am-noon. Adults $6, Under 12 $3. RIVER VALLEY Community bid euchre party, River Valley Centre, every Friday 7:30 pm. Cost $ 2.00. Ladies bring something for a light lunch. Info: Grace Bush 613-395-5190 continued on page 6 Section B - Thursday, December 1, 2016 B5


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MADOC MADOC FOOT Care Clinic: Dec 1: 47 Wellington St, Seniors Building Common Room 8am. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. 1-800554-1564 to pre-register GOOD BABY Box, every Wednesday, Marmora Pentecostal Church, 53 Madoc St. 10 am to 2 pm. 613-472-3219 BADMINTON CLUB, Tues. and Thurs. 7-9 p.m. at Centre Hastings Secondary School, Sept. to June 15. 613-473-5662 CHRISTMAS AT O’Hara’s Dec 3, 11am7pm. Dec 4 12-6pm. Live entertainment at the log house Free hot cider and cookies food available Horse- drawn wagon rides Shop at our “Country Store” Your donation is your admission. MADOC PRESBYTERIAN Church Women invite you to their annual Christmas Bazaar, Tea and Bake Sale, Dec 3 from 11:30am-2 pm, tea $5, St.Peter’s church hall, 115 St. Lawrence St.W. ST. JOHN the Baptist Church 115 Durham St. N. Dec. 3, 1-4pm Nativity Display over 140 Nativity scenes of all shapes and sizes on display. if you would like to loan yours for this wonderful display call 613-472-3176 GOOD FOOD Box depot, Marmora Pentecostal Church, 53 Madoc St. Fresh fruit and vegetables in $10 or $15 size boxes or bag of fruit for $5. Order/Pay by the first Wednesday of the month. Pick up on the third Wednesday. Order any Wed. between 10am-2pm. 613-472-3219 ROYAL CANADIAN Legion Br 363 Madoc: Mixed Darts every Thursday 7 pm. Random draw for teams. CHRISTMAS BAKING & yard sale new & used items madoc pentecostal Church 32 Wellington St Madoc Dec 3, 9am – 2pm

MARMORA FIRST FRIDAY Open Mic Dec 2 7 PM Marmora and Area Curling Club, 2 Crawford Drive. Come & join the great line-up of musicians or just enjoy the entertainment. No cover charge. MARMORA & Lake Public Library StoryTime Dec 3 12:30-1:30pm Holiday stories, reindeer & snowman crafts and snack. ST. ANDREW’S United Church Christmas Bazaar Dec 3 9-1pm. lunch served from 11am-1pm adults $6, children $2 and pre-school are free. Also the New to You Shoppe will have a bag sale and be open from 8:30-12pm. THE FRIENDS of the Marmora Library are holding a Book Sale Dec 3, 10am-2pm at the Library. Drop in while waiting for the Santa Claus Parade! DEC 4, Marmora Legion Turkey Dinner 3-7pm $12. All the trimmings. Bingo every Monday, Early Birds start at 7pm. Jam Session Club Room every Monday 6-9pm. Mixed darts every Friday Club Room 1pm and 7:30pm. Mixed Shuffleboard Every Thursday 1pm. EUCHRE IN Deloro Hall each Friday 7 p.m. sponsored by Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club. Bring light lunch to share. B6 Section B - Thursday, December 1, 2016

EUCHRE - Seniors Citizens, William week. Sunday School available. Come Shannon Room, each Friday 1:30 p.m. $2. join us in fellowship DEC 3 Stirling Legion Silent Auction, NORWOOD Craft Show and Bake Sale 9 am. Silent DEC 03, 3pm-4:30 pm A Westben Christ- Auction has a Pre- Bid opportunity from mas Carol Norwood United Church, Hwy Nov 19-Dec 3. Place Bids to Dec 3. Bid 7, Norwood. More at sheets drawn at 4 pm to determine winners. ENJOY A pre-Christmas Dance with the STIRLING CLUB 55 and Over reguDonegal Fiddlers Orchestra. Dec 3 , 7 to lar euchre every Wednesday in Stirling 10 pm at the Norwood Town Hall, 2357 Legion 1pm. $2.00 to play, prizes and County Road 45. $5. Lunch is finger food treats. Also monthly birthday celebrations. pot luck. All welcome. 613-395-3559 PRESCHOOL DROP-IN, Westwood Public Library. Every Thursday, 10 am- TRENTON noon. Enjoy play and creative areas. 705- ST. GEORGE’S Anglican Church Annual Victorian Tea and Bazaar on Dec 3, 2 -4pm. 696-2744 or PRESCHOOL STORYTIME, Norwood Parish House, 25 John Street. Tickets $4 Public Library. Every Friday, 10-11 am. per adult and $2 for Children under 12 Story, craft and snack. 705-639-2228 or years available at the door. 613-394-4244 TRENT PORT Historical Society and ST. ANDREW’S Presbyterian Church the Trenton DBIA Present Downtown Holiday Bazaar Dec 3 10am-1:30pm Ad- with Dickens Dec 3,11am-4pm mission Free. Lunch 11am-1pm $8ea. HE SHALL Reign! An Evening of Music and Celebration at Trenton United P.E. COUNTY Church, 85 Dundas Street East Dec 4, FREE SENIORS Exercise Classes VON 7pm. Free-will offering supporting our SMART classes. Gentle and progressive local community. and can be done standing or seated. Info: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meet1-888-279-4866 ex 5350. ing every Tuesday and Friday, 9:15 a.m. DEC 4, 11am-5pm, tour old and new Senior¹s Centre, Bay St., Trenton. www. County homes that are all decked out in their holiday finery. Funds raised from this TRENTON KNIGHTS of Columbus, self-guided tour support the preservation 57 Stella Cres.: Sunday & Wednesday of historic County buildings. sheltonpeta@ Night Bingos 7pm. Cards on sale 5.30pm. Everyone welcome DINER’S CLUB, 1st Wednesday, 12-2 TRENTON AL-ANON Family Group, pm. Deseronto Community Centre, $6/ every Wednesday, 8 p.m., Trenton United member. $7/non-member. Reservations Church, 85 Dundas St. E. Trenton, Tel: required. Call 613-396-6591 866-951-3711 MEALS ON Wheels Deseronto: Mon- TRENTON TOASTMASTERS Club day, Wednesday, and Friday, a hot meal meets 6:30-8:30 pm, every 2nd and 4th is delivered to your door around noon. Wednesday of the month, Quinte West/ Frozen meals available. 613-396-6591 Trenton Library Meeting Room Main WELLINGTON DISTRICT Lions Club Floor. We are looking for new members. - New members welcome. Club meets 2nd Guests are welcome & 4th Wednesday of month, Wellington WEIGHT LOSS Surgery Support Group Town Hall. Info: Membership Chairs MONARC Weight Loss Surgery Support Marilyn or Stan at 613-399-1164. Group for bypass, band or sleeve recipiPICTON SHOUT Sister Choir welcomes ents or those interested. meeting is Dec new members. Practices are Thursdays, 5, 7pm. Trenton Memorial Hospital, 2nd 7-9 p.m., St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Floor Boardroom Main St, Picton. QUINTE BAY Cloggers every Friday, LOYALIST DECORATIVE Painters’ 6:30 - 9 pm, Salvation Army, 244 Dundas Guild meeting every second Wed. of the St E, Trenton. All ages welcome, no exmonth. New members welcome. Carry- perience necessary. First two nights free, ing Place United Church, 7pm. Coffee & $5/night. Info: Eve or Ozz at 613-966-7026 snacks at 6:30. Bring your regular painting SEWING SOCIAL, Tuesdays, 1-4pm, supplies. Info: Noreen 613-475-2005 or Trenton Library Bring your sewing chine (with power cord and foot control), your selected project, and an extension STIRLING cord. Beginners are welcome. kristar@ STIRLING BLOOD Pressure Clinic Dec 8, 204 Church St, Seniors Building Common Room 9am-12pm. Program opened TWEED to seniors and adults with physical dis- TWEED BLOOD Pressure Clinic Dec 7, abilities. 1-800-554-1564 23 McCamon Ave, Seniors Building ComSTIRLING AND District Lions Club mon room 8am-12pm. Program opened presents Breakfast with Santa, upstairs to seniors and adults with physical disin the Stirling Arena, Dec 3 7-11am. $8 abilities. 1-800-554-1564 for adults, $5 for kids under 12 and $20 13TH ANNUAL Tweed Festival of Trees for a family of 4. Bring your camera and first weekend in Dec 1-4, Tweed Agriyour letters to Santa! cultural Building, 617 Louisa Street. “A ST PAULS United Church Sunday Service Kris Kringle Christmas”. $2 admittance with Rev Bruce Fraser,10.30 am every fee, $2 raffle ticket can win one of 80 decorated items. All proceeds are do-

nated to projects involving youth in the Municipality of Tweed. 613-478-3225, CHRISTMAS CRAFT & Bake Sale, Dec 3, 10am-4pm. Land O’ Lakes Curling Club, 301 St. Joseph St. Pick up a last minute gift or holiday treat! IN-HOUSE SPORTS continue at the Tweed Legion with Pool at 6:30 on Wednesday and Shuffleboard at 7 on Thursday. Our in-house Sports are open to everyone, not just Legion Members. Remember “WKRP in Cincinnati”? Well the turkeys will be flying out of the Tweed Legion on Dec. 2 at Turkey Draw. 30 birds, door prizes & draws. $2 each, 8 pm. The Open Dart League will not meet on Dec. 2. Drop by the Legion before the Tweed Santa Claus parade and enjoy a hot dog and hot chocolate. Donations for the Tweed Christmas Toy drive will be greatly appreciated. FRIENDS OF the Tweed Library invite you to join us to offer Cathy Anderson our best wishes on the occasion of her retirement as librarian. Drop in at the library on Dec 7, from 2-4pm. Refreshments available. TWEED TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Mondays, 10-11:30 am, 23 McCamon Avenue, Tweed (Hillside Apartments) Common Room. Weight loss, Support - Food and Exercise plans. $2 per week. Info: Marilyn at 613-478-9957. SENIOR MEN’S ‘Huff and Puff’ Exercise Class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 AM, Land O’ Lakes Curling Club. Instructed muscle toning, balance and stretching. Light weights available, bring your own mat. 7/class or $40 monthly. Show up or contact Larry: 613-478-5994 FIT & Fun Ladies Exercise Classes: Mondays 9am Aerobics. Tuesdays 9am. Stretch & Strength. Thursdays 9am Balls & Bands. Fridays 9am Interval Training. Land O¹Lakes Curling Club, Tweed. $25/ mth or $7/class. Info: Judy 613-478-5994 or Jan 613-478-3680. BID EUCHRE every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Actinolite Recreation Hall DO YOU struggle to lose weight? Have a history of yo-yo dieting? Eat out of emotions? Free Craving Change workshop at Gateway CHC to change your thinking to change your eating habits. Info: the Dietitian at 613-478-1211 ext. 228. DEC 2 St.John’s United Church presents a Country Christmas music evening. Music provided by St. John’s Choir and Junior kids. 7 pm Refreshments throughout the evening. Donations at the door.

TYENDINAGA FREE LUNCH Time Fitness with Active membership at the Tyendinaga Fitness Resource Centre. $20.00 for seniors (55 +) $30.00 for adults no taxes or contracts Open to the Public. Stop in classes 12:15pm Monday to Thursday. (613) 962-2822 ORANGE LODGE Dance on Dec. 3 at Orange Hall on York Road in Tyendinga Territory Music by Jeff Code & Silverwings. Dancing from 8-Midnight. Cost $12 each Dance, Lunch & Prizes. 613-396-6792


United Church, 60 Main St. 705-632-0824 Less Intense Class includes: Mixture of standing/seated exercises – walking, marching, dance steps, strengthening, balance and relaxation. $3/ class or a 10- week session for $35 TUESDAYS, 9:30-10:30AM and 5:306:30PM St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 20 Mill St. 705-632-0824 aberneth@live. com Exercise classes for older adults, 55+. Class includes: 30 minutes Low Impact Aerobics, + Strengthening, Balance & Flexibility Exercises. $5/class or an 8 week session for $40 WARKWORTH COMMUNITY Lunch Dec 5, 11am Repeats 1st Monday of every month. The Gathering Place - St. Paul’s United Church, 60 Main St. Free. enjoy tea or coffee and some conversation, A healthy lunch. WARKWORTH FESTIVAL of TreesDec 2, 5pm–9pm. Dec 3, 9am-5pm. Dec 4, 9am-2:30pm. Warkworth Town Hall, 40 Main St. Free. 705-772-0343 WARKWORTH SANTA Claus Parade “Victorian Christmas” Dec 2, 7-8pm Main St, Warkworth. COST: Free. 705-924-2639 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR and Bake Sale Dec 3 10am-2pm St. Andrew’s Church, Light Lunch, Refreshments available KNITTING GUILD, second Tuesday of each month, Millcreek Manor, 140 Church St, 1:30. Anyone interested in knitting is invited. 705-924-2598. WARKWORTH SPINNERS and Weavers Guild meet the second Thurs. of every month, 10am, upstairs at the Campbellford Library. Info: New members always welcome

WOOLER WOOLER UNITED Church is again this year taking orders for Christmas Cookie Trays. These trays will be ready for pick up Dec. 3 after 10:30,Dec. 4 at 11:45, Dec. 5 at Soup and Sandwich at 11:30, 1 pm. at Wooler United Church. To order 613-397-2106 or 613-397-3027 SOUP AND Sandwich Dec 5 at 11:30am –1pm $7 per person Wooler United Church

An Exhilarating Off-road Tour in Sedona, Arizona


On my recent visit to Sedona, I took an off-road tour with Sedona Offroad Adventures. After all, these tours are apparently the most popular way to get out and explore Sedona's rugged landscape and eye-popping scenery, and this particular company offers tours from "mild to wild", by both jeep and Hummer. My particular tour took me in a Hummer up on the Colorado Plateau to a height of about 2,000 feet above Sedona. We climbed to the Schnebly Hill Vista, an awesome overlook, and although much of our ride wasn't truly off-road, it was on a very old, unimproved stagecoach road that I certainly wouldn't have been able to navigate in a car. In fact, even the jeep tours on this so-called road offered a "shake, rattle, and roll" experience, for the tourists could be seen bouncing around and getting shaken up. You might want to hold on to your hat, glasses, and stomach! In fact, it's recommended that you skip this tour altogether if you have serious back or neck problems or are pregnant. It's also suggested that you don't wear contact lenses, for it can get very dusty on these rides. Even our Hummer tour offered some good bounces, but this machine could handle the boulders and jutting rocks quite well, and we were able to keep on rolling. Also, the Hummer allows everyone to have a forward facing seat, equipped with an individual seat belt. I rode shotgun, so I was right up front, next to the driver. One of our very first sightings was of a mannequin on a balcony on a large house on a hill that's known as "Sedona's House of Seven Arches". We were told that this mannequin was in honour of comedian and actress Lucille Ball, formerly of "I Love Lucy" fame, who used to often stay in this particular house. It's still sometimes referred to as "Lucy's House"

- and if you happen to remember the very old Doublemint commercials on TV, where young twin girls would talk about "doubling your pleasure" by chewing Doublemint Gum, well, one of these twins eventually became the owner of this very house. As we ascended the Colorado Plateau, our guide/driver would give us a lot of pertinent information about the area's unique rock structures and the plants that we saw along the way, too. He'd give us the names of particular rocky precipices and buttes as we passed, and he even found one that he said we'd call the "Smith Amphitheatre" today. However, he was particularly informative about pointing out plants that were edible and used by natives for healing purposes, for it turns out that he had studied these. For example, he pointed out some Manzanita (which translates from Spanish as "little apples"), Mormon tea, blackberry, canyon grape, and banana yucca. He also pointed out some mistletoe that

was growing along this escarpment, and he told us that this particular plant was poisonous, so he thought that it was rather peculiar that we picked a poisonous plant to use as a symbol for kissing at Christmas time! Other poisonous plants included oleander, century plant, castor bean, and candelabras cactus. Our guide's name was VJ Mitchell, and he was a real entertainer. After all, another job of his is as the "Elvis of Sedona", so he would suddenly burst into an Elvis Presley song as we rode along! His Elvis impersonations have actually led him to gigs in such places as Las Vegas and Hawaii, and he loves to perform. He often sings at weddings in the area, or delivers singing telegrams. He also liked to shout out "Thank you. Thank you very much" in his Elvis voice as we drove along. He's not shy! His antics actually added to the Spectacular views of Sedona’s ‘Red Rock Country’ as viewed on this tour, and he took photos of his tour. guests when we finally arrived at John M. Smith/Metroland the aforementioned scenic outlook. He took photos of us both at the overlook itself and seating behind rugged 2.5 hour Jeep Eater Tour the wheel of the Hummer (so that "for the thrill seeking person wantwe could tell our friends about "our ing an experience like no other". driving adventure"). We then pro- Other off-road tour options include ceeded to come back down that a tour of Sedona's unique vortex steep plateau, often skirting along sites, or a combination winery and the edge of the canyon itself. We jeep tour, or a combination Humsaw some serious looking drop- mer and helicopter tour. offs! Indeed, there are lots of off-road Although we had a Hummer adventures awaiting you in Sedona! driver, it's actually possible to For More Information: www.sechoose to pay more and drive a; www. Hummer yourself through this rug- ged terrain. You'd then be accom(Travel and accommodations propanied by a professional driver, but vided by Sedona Tourism) this would cost you about $350.00 for the 2 hour tour. Nevertheless, such a self-driving experience would certainly be a thrilling adCOACH & TOURS venture to talk about after you returned home! It's also possible John has his photo taken in the Hummer at the Schnebly Hill Vista. John M. Smith/Metroland to decide to take an even more EXPERIENCE THE ROAD TO




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Quinte Symphony’s Mozart tribute will remember a youthful genius JACK EVANS

The Quinte Symphony's tribute to child prodigy Mozart will be one of the most ambitious programs the local orchestra has undertaken in some years. To be held on Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Bridge Street Church, the timing is meant to reflect the precise day and same approximate time Mozart died in Vienna 225 years ago. It also involves a regional ad hoc choir that has been rehearsing

for months, drawing singers from Campbellford to Picton and as far as Kingston. It will also feature a unique "portatif," a hand -operated type of pipe organ that can trace its origins back to ancient Greece. This will be the first time many, if not most area residents have ever seen such an instrument. Finally, the major work will be Mozart's inspiring, tuneful and stirring "Requiem," as stated on the pro-

gram, his "last words." He died before he could quite finish it. But he did leave notes which were completed by an associate composer for the work we know and love today. The "Requiem" will involve several professional soloists, including the Quinte area's own Elizabeth McDonald and Kim Dafoe and Kingston-based Bruce Kelly, baritone and Robert Martin, both known to music-loving audiences in Belleville and area.

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Topping off the program will be a delightful Mozart piano concerto, introducing British-born pianist Clare Gordon for the first time in Belleville. It has often been said that Mozart can be compared to sunshine when it comes to music. Because of the memorial aspects of this unique concert, the orchestra will not be playing its traditional Christmas program, leaving that to many other musical organizations in

the area, at least for this year. It may not be Christmas music, but orchestra officials contend it will sound like that. Tickets, at $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students are now available at the Quinte Arts Council office, Sam the Record Man, Quinte Mall, Books and Company, Picton, and on line. Tickets are also available at the website, "thequintesymphony. com."

Panto must go on – with a cast change JACK EVANS

Stirling- Just as this year's Stirling Festival Theatre panto, "Jack and the Beanstalk," was about to open, the cast has experienced a major change. Veteran Debbie Collins, who has performed in several SFT pantomimes has been asked to take part in a major traveling cast production. Joanne Hartmann, theatre spokesperson, said the theatre has made amicable agreement to let Collins go and has recruited a long-time associate of Collins, Christina Gordon, to take over the role of Fairy of the Field . The show opened last weekend, and Collins will remain with the cast to tidy up choreography until Dec. 10 before turning the role over to Gordon. "I have done several shows, including pantos, at SFT," said Gordon from her Toronto home last week. "I am delighted to return to Stirling

and to work with Debbie and the rest of the crew. I know most of them and have known Debbie for some years. We just never seem to get the chance to be on stage together. The chance for me came just as I was wrapping up a show here so it is ideal timing."She noted she did shows during the first year Caroline Smith opened the theater 20 years ago, including the first panto, "Aladdin." Collins expressed thanks to the theatre for allowing her to leave her contract. The opportunity is to join a major new road show which will rehearse in Toronto then go on tour throughout the United States and across western Canada for several months. "I'll remain to finish the choreography and stay with "Jack and the Beanstalk" until Dec. 10," she said. Gordon will arrive Dec. 4 and spend several days learning the role and the script before taking over after that.

Beanstalk panto a bundle of fun

Cast photo – Left to right are Megan Poole as Jack’s sister, Jacklyn; Amir Haidar as the evil Gian CEO; JP Morgan as Pearle, Jack s Mother; Debbie Collins as Fairy Plenty; Stefne Mercedes as Gail Friday; Don Thompson as Jack Jr. and Matthew Lawrence as a rock and rollin’ Mayor of Fairytown. Photo submitted.

"Hyees" and "Goodbyees." Foxboro native Dan Thompson plays Jack Stirling -The Stirling Festival Theatre's annual Christmas season pantomime has become Jr. to the hilt, brave enough to want to tackle such a tradition that sometimes the audience the giant single handed against his mother's adcan actually get ahead of the cast. Opening vice and ultimately finding romance with Gail night Friday saw a well-primed audience echo- Friday. Megan Poole holds her own as Jack's ing "How tall (stuck up, angry or whatever) sister, Jacklyn, a bouncy, globe-trotting modto the character's "It was so (whatever.) Also ern girl. Giving solid support musically is Jacqueline shaking their fists at the "Giant" corporation trying to take over Jack's farm and all the oth- Sadler on keyboard and Freddy Vette, another ers in Fairytown and booing the villain, the regular, on percussion. A delightful mock ballet in the clouds usCEO of Giant, well played by Amir Haidar. The story is done as a sequel to the origi- ing music by Beethoven mimics the Christmas nal Jack's episode with the magic beans, giant, Nutcracker tradition, including a cute dance golden goose, harp et al. Jack has left his wife of the sugar plum fairies is a highlight of the and son and taken up with another woman. second act. Another clever script from Ken MacDouHis Mother, Pearle, played in drag by regular JP Baldwin, gets to change costumes every time gall is another gem as the glue in this show which offers both naughty and family perforshe appears on stage, which is often. They seek to put the nasty CEO out of busi- mances through New Year's Eve. For tickets or ness and save their farm. Clever stagecraft por- information, call the Stirling Festival Theatre trays the huge head of a giant on a screen with at (613) 395-2100. moving lips for dialogue. The beanstalk is used as a fixed stage prop, climbed by one and all. Powerful solos are featured by 2016 - 2017 various cast members, plus astonishing ensemble vocals, five parts at a SEASON time. Of course there's the classic, "If I should ever lose my job," routine, P I N N A C L E P L A Y H O U S E which the audience almost knew by 2 5 6 P i n n a c l e S t r e e t heart, with all seven characters swinging, jabbing, jumping and creating a One of the great wild scene of close timing. madcap comedies Debbie Collins, soon to leave the of all time! show, talks to her fellow characters about retirement. Asked about her Directed by "bucket list," she quips back, "I don't Timothy Fransky bother with that any more. I just Show Runs changed the b to an f - fugget about December 1 to 17 it."She plays the Fairy of the Field, Wed - Sat eves 8pm named Plenty with loudmouthed enSunday matinée 2pm thusiasm. As the Mayor of Fairytown, MatT i c ke t s : $ 2 0 Seniors $18 thew Lawrence plays the part a la Students $10 Elvis Presley, complete with voice, movement and clothing styles. Call for Show Details Fully wheelchair accessible Stefne Mercedes as Gail Friday, the CEOs scatterbrained secretary, 613-967-1442 is excellent with her constant gum FIVE PLAYS FOR $80 chewing and nail polishing plus her JACK EVANS


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Bossio garnering kudos from national municipal body Local Member of Parliament Mike Bossio is getting rave reviews from the national body that represents municipalities for the MP’s work in raising the voice of rural communities on Parliament Hill. After a recent rural forum, held by the federation, FCM president Clark Somerville and FCM Rural Forum Chair Ray Orb issued the following statement after hosting a meeting in Ottawa with Mike Bossio, MP (Hastings-Lennox and Addington) and Chair of the Liberal Party of Canada’s National Rural Caucus. In its statement, the FCM said “Phase 2 of the federal infrastructure plan is an unprecedented opportunity to foster growth and a higher quality of life across Canada. In September, the Rural Forum endorsed a plan to ensure Phase 2 works

for communities of all sizes. Earlier this month, the Fall Economic Statement responded with new, dedicated investments for rural and northern priorities.”

“Members of FCM’s Rural Forum are encouraged by today’s productive dialogue in Ottawa with Mike Bossio,” said the statement. “As chair of the federal Liberals’ National Rural Caucus, Mr. Bossio has shown himself to be a strong partner in our efforts to strengthen Canada’s rural, northern and remote communities - communities vital to Canada’s social, cultural and econom-

ic future.” According to FCM, the next phase of infrastructure spending for the government “will need to support the broad range of capital priorities of less populated areas - including roads and bridges, water and wastewater treatment, septic system upgrades and the full range of transportation and mobility needs in rural areas. With Phase 2 design details expected no later than Budget 2017, members of FCM’s Rural Forum look forward to continuing our dialogue with Mr. Bossio and his government colleagues. For the millions of Canadians who live in rural, northern and remote communities, significant quality-of-life improvements may be just around the corner.” The FCM bills itself as “the national voice of local government, with nearly 2,000 members representing 90 per cent of Canada’s population.”

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Amnesty International Belleville to mark International Human Rights Day Dec. 10 Belleville - Last year at this time, Yecenia Armenta was in a Mexican jail. She had been raped, suffocated and tortured by the police until she confessed to a crime she did not commit. Then a remarkable thing happened: 300,000 actions (letters and signatures on petitions) from people around the world were written on her behalf, coordinated by Amnesty International (AI) for International Human Rights Day. More than 50 of those letters came from the Quinte area. Within six months, after four years in jail, Armenta was released.

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ery Dec. 10, as many as 3 million people around the world take part in AI’s Write for Rights, in support of human rights defenders and prisoners of conscience; those imprisoned for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. This is the world’s largest human rights event. “Yecenia was just one of the prisoners and human rights defenders who were helped to freedom and fairness last year,”

Connie Gallupe, chair of AI’s Belleville group, said. “Shining a spotlight on the dark nooks and crannies really does make a difference.”

This year, AI’s Belleville Group 111 is sponsoring Write for Rights on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge Street East. Those interested in participating can drop in any time between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Connie at On International Human Rights Day ev- 962-7416 or Mike at 969-1782.

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Dan Clost There are so many ways in which stones can be used in a landscape and only a few of those ways can be said to be “wrong”; perhaps a kinder word to use is “unsuitable”. Then again, since all landscapes are constructs one might simply say that the artistic concept is a titch off centre. This allows generous latitude in the critique of the design with the architect’s only reviewer of note being the person who signs the cheque. However, some things are

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BENNETT, Philip George (Proudly raised in Point Anne) Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, November 27th, 2016 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Joan Bennett. Loving father of Tony Bennett (Joan), Michael Bennett, Peter Bennett (Kathy), Tori Wilson (Don) all of Belleville. Dear brother of Jean Hanna (late Don) of Oshawa, Shirley Edwards (Bruce) of Belleville and the late Gwyneth Dow (Ray), Douglas Bennett (Lorna), Richard Bennett (Bev) and Beverly Cooper (Jack). Lovingly remembered by his precious grandchildren; Brittney, Stephanie, Madison and Riley; Matthew and Mackenzie (mother Darlene); Marcus and Kelsie; Carly, Courtney and Ben. The family would like to thank friends and relatives for their ongoing support through this difficult time. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation commencing from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. A reception will follow the service at the Belleville Club. Memorial donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences welcome at DEATH NOTICE


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ATKINS, Mary Olga Passed away at Trenton Memorial Hospital on Thursday, November 24th, 2016. Mary Atkins of Trenton in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Keneth Atkins. Loved mother of Carol Petty (Warran Sinclair), Peggy Atkins, John (Diane) Atkins and Gary (Kirsten) Atkins. Survived by sister Grace and grandchildren Keneth, Dewey, Francie, Allison, Ryan, Andrew and Mathew. Predeceased by her parents John and Florence (Cunningham) Clarke and sister Evelyn. The family will receive friends at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Service to follow in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Terry Gerow officiating. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at IN MEMORIAM


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1 Receive aYokohama/DunlopWinterTire Package at no extra charge with the purchase of any new and unused 2017 Mirage, 2017 Mirage G4, 2016 Lancer (excludes Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Evolution), 2016 Lancer Sportback, 2016 RVR, or 2016 Outlander from October 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016.Winter Tire Package includes four steel wheels, four winter tires,TPMS (not available for eligible 2017 Mirages), mounting, balancing and installation. Up to a maximum $1,400 value based on retail cost of installed wheel and tire package. See your dealer for details. ¤ $9,998 starting price applies to 2017 Mirage ES (5MT) and includes consumer incentive of $2,700 and excludes freight and other fees. 2017 Mirage ES (5MT) MSRP is $12,698. Dealers may sell for less. $2,700 consumer incentive offered on the retail purchase of a new 2017 Mirage ES (5MT) model from participating retailers. Consumer incentive will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes and will take place at time of purchase. Some conditions apply. See dealer for details. ∞ $2,700 consumer incentive offered on the retail purchase of a new 2017 Mirage ES (5MT) model from participating retailers from October 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016. $2,700 will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes and will take place at time of purchase. Some conditions apply. Offers are subject to change without notice. **Whichever comes first. Regular maintenance not included. See dealer or for warranty terms, restrictions and details. Some conditions apply. B20 Section B - Thursday, December 1, 2016


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