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Former reeve coming back for another round
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News - Madoc - Shortly before closing time January 6, former reeve of Centre Hastings, Tom Deline, ﬁled his nomination papers in Madoc to reclaim his leadership position lost in the 2010 election. Deline says he believes the general population “would like to see leadership come back ... promotional leadership.” “That’s the type of leadership I like, when we can work with people to develop their property and move forward with projects like road work and private development.” He said the municipality has less than 50 kilometers of gravel roads, which have “not really been attended to” over the past four years. “I’m not knocking this council but that work is not moving forward at the rate planned by the previous council. We need the roads program back in place.” Deline says he has been attending council meetings since his defeat “just to stay abreast of what’s going on”. His political interest in the Village of Madoc and the Municipality has spanned 40 years. He was ﬁrst elected to Madoc council in 1974 as Councillor and in 1976 as Deputy Reeve. In 1978 he was elected to Reeve and carried that role during the amalgamation period with Huntingdon Township. Please see “another round” page 3
Tweed Atom team wins tournament.
Stirling theatre performer Arthur Wright offers his belated birthday wishes to 105-year-old Alice Heasman following a production of the Christmas panto Rapunzel she attended days after her birthday.
Council pondering cuts, requesting input
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By Richard Turtle
News – Stirling – With some serious decisions to make and a pending municipal election slated for later in the year, municipal councillors in Stirling-Rawdon are looking for input before making any formal budgetary commitments in coming weeks. Deputy Mayor Wilfred Shier, who chaired this week’s regular meeting of council in Mayor Rodney Cooney’s absence, welcomed his colleagues, staff and a pair of gallery spectators to the ﬁrst meeting of the new year noting there is much to be considered in the
wake of a provincial announcement that the municipal funding formula has been changed resulting in a signiﬁcant shortfall for the municipality. “It’s been a busy year for council and staff,” he said, listing major projects now underway or nearing completion, but added there will be changes as a result of funding cuts. But in order to determine how best to make up for the reduction in provincial support, he says, a public meeting has been scheduled for January 28 at 7 p.m. at the emergency services building across from the municipal ofﬁces. Council had already asked department
heads to slash spending by 20 per cent, a ﬁgure most agreed would have a notable impact on services, and are also considering the possibility of selling municipally-owned buildings and land in order to reduce costs and increase revenues. The meeting will provide the public with an opportunity for input, Shier says, while councillors will be available to discuss municipal services, related costs and options available. Among the services being scrutinized by council are road maintenance, policing, ﬁre protection, the public library, parks and recreation and administration.
Deputy Mayor Shier also noted that applications are now available at the municipal ofﬁces for anyone interested in running for a council seat in the fall election, encouraging residents to give the idea some consideration. Shier and councillors Bob Mullin and Grant Hagerman say they remain undecided whether or not they will be seeking a second term, noting the election is still a long way off, while the only incumbent councillor at the last election, Jeremy Solmes, has committed to running again in the fall. Please see “requesting input” page 3
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A full house for Tweed Legion levee By Scott Pettigrew
News - Tweed – The New Year’s Day annual levee was held at the Tweed Legion starting at noon and every chair was occupied by 1 p.m. As is the tradition at the Tweed Legion, folks enjoyed Moose Milk along with a light lunch provided courtesy of the Legion. Les Slimmon and Gary Cassibo provided live music as they have done at the Levee for many years. Tweed’s Mayor Jo-Anne Albert was also in attendance and said a few words to the audience. “I always have a great time every year I attend the levee. I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year on behalf of council. I want to thank the Legion for putting on Legion volunteers, the mayor and musicians got together for New Year’s le- this event.” vee sing-song at the Tweed Legion. They are (l-r): Hal Trite, Jim Carmichael, The Central Hastings News had an Pat Thomas, Gary Cassibo, Elaine Vannest, Mayor Jo-Anne Albert, Les Slim- opportunity to ask the Mayor about the mon, Legion President Heather Atkins and Dutch Vermeer. past year and the year to come and she Photo: Scott Pettigrew said, “The last year was a busy, productive,
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development ofﬁcer. We have now changed the name to Community Development Manager; we are looking forward to working with someone new to promote this beautiful community.” Heather Atkins is the new president of the Tweed Legion replacing long-time President Pat Thomas last spring and she added, “I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We are always looking for new members and now membership is open to anyone, not only those who have a relative in the forces. With the aging of veterans we are opening membership to anyone who believes in what the Legion does and what it stands for.” The Tweed Legion has a very busy month of January. They will be hosting Zone Cribbage on January 5; they have a pool league every Wednesday night open to anyone at 7 p.m., and they
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and successful year. We ﬁnally have our Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw that has been in the works from before I came on council, and it has ﬁnally been approved; we are now going by that bylaw. The Asset Management Plan was approved at the last council meeting; it is very important as we had to have it done by the end of the year. We also had an Organizational Review this year and we hope to implement and carry out some of the recommendations in that review.” Mayor Albert was reminded that 2014 will be a municipal election year but would not comment on whether she will run again for Mayor. She did say, “We still have another full year of our mandate as a council and we have things we would like to compete and see ﬁnished before the end of this mandate. We hope to hire a new person in the near future for what was the economic
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will be hosting Zone eight-ball on January 18. Pat Thomas said they have so many members wanting to participate in the eight ball tournament they will have to have a play-off to determine who plays. There will be meat-roll and euchre tournament on January 25, also on that day the Ladies Axillary Zone Cribbage Tournament will be held and in the evening Kathy Whalen and the Land O’ Lakes Cruisers will hold a dance upstairs.
Public Consultation to precede chief selection
By Richard Turtle
News – Stirling – On the lookout for a new police chief, the Stirling-Rawdon Police Services Board (PSB) has named an interim replacement and scheduled a public meeting in order to gather input prior to the interviewing and hiring process. The PSB announced late last year that it would be seeking a new chief as of January 1, 2014 due to the expiry of the existing contract with Brian Foley. And before making a ﬁnal decision on a permanent replacement, local residents will have an opportunity to voice concerns at a public consultation on January 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the StirlingRawdon Police Service EOC Room at 2529 Stirling-Marmora Rd. In a recent press release, the board announced the naming of an interim police chief until a permanent replacement can be found. OPP Staff Sergeant Christina Reive has been appointed interim chief of the StirlingRawdon Police Service as of January 1. “The board is grateful to the OPP and Staff Sergeant Reive for their willingness to assist in this time of transition,” said board chair Tara Dier. Further information regarding the process to select a new chief will be made available when details are ﬁnalized. The next regularly scheduled meeting for the PSB is January 13, at 7 p.m. in the emergency service building. Speaking at the most recent meeting of Stirling-Rawdon council, Deputy Mayor and PSB member Wilfred Shier responded to a question from the gallery saying only that the meeting offered an opportunity for pubic input but provided few other details. Shier also said he was unable to comment on Foley’s status with the department.
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First candidate declares in Centre Hastings By Diane Sherman
News - Madoc - Centre Hastings resident Bob Hadley is the ﬁrst candidate to ﬁle nomination papers for the October 27 municipal election. He was at the municipal ofﬁce in Madoc early January 2, waiting for the doors to open. In a printed news release Hadley said “...it’s a little crazy to ﬁle so early, but, I wanted to make a point... I am not running ‘against’ anyone else, since there is nobody else in the race yet. I am running to serve Centre Hastings.” Hadley settled permanently on Moira Lake with his wife Linda in 2009 after working thirty-four years with Agri-
Food Canada in various roles of the federal agency. “My whole career has been about public service and I feel I have a lot to bring to Centre Hastings where we have chosen to retire.” Hadley grew up in Trenton, graduated from Guelph University in 1975 and over the years was posted in Kitchener, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton and Ottawa. He says his work involved many skills pertinent to municipal management. “Procurement is one of those skills. Procurement of equipment and hiring personnel seems to be an issue which distracts from bigger issues. I believe
I could contribute to resolve those policies and procedures so staff can get on with doing the bigger things in the municipality.” Hadley started coming to council meetings shortly after the last election. He said he had heard various comments “on the street” and wanted to get to know more. He has brought delegations before council and been publicly outspoken on numerous issues. “I’m running now because I feel I can offer positive, constructive input to move the community forward.” He said he would like to see current policies clariﬁed and council work toward better and more shared services.
Council pondering cuts, requesting input
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The Stirling-Rawdon Police Services Board has also announced its intention to hold a public consultation on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Stirling-Rawdon Police Service EOC room to obtain input regarding the hiring of the new police chief. The transition to clear plastic garbage bags has been a relatively painless one, Shier told council, placing the credit in the hands of cooperative residents who overwhelmingly complied with the
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new rules. Less than one per cent of bags were left behind for failing to meet the latest standards. In order to extend the life of a pair of municipal landﬁll sites, only clear bags with an afﬁxed tag, containing household waste and non-recyclables, will be picked up. Mixed waste must either be sorted or disposed of at the landﬁll at a cost of $10 per bag. Council also welcomed Pierce Animal Control as the new animal control service for the municipality. Animal control calls can now be made to 613-966-4483. Hastings Stewardship Council’s Community Trees Program will be returning to Stirling-Rawdon in the spring after councillors agreed to purchase $250 worth of seedlings to be made available to local residents. Citing the beneﬁts of the program as well as recent ice storm damage, council agreed to once again participate in the annual program.
“If properly done we can keep taxes down and still maintain our own services like funding of the medical centre and management of the arena.” Hadley says he won’t start knocking on doors until the spring, but, will be available for voters to contact by phone or email : 613-473-3152 or email@example.com, Centre Hastings resident, Bob Hadley, declared he is running for municipal election. Hadley was the first to file his nomination at the municipal office. Chief Administrative Officer, Pat Pilgrim processed his paperwork early January 2 just after the doors opened. Photo: Diane Sherman
Former reeve coming back for another round
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After a three-year term out of ofﬁce he was re-elected in 1984 and held his position as reeve until he was defeated by Owen Ketcheson in 2010. Deline expects the municipality can move into 2015 with “little or no tax increase.” “I believe we can carry on with virtually no tax increase other than the cost of inﬂation or less.” He maintains the municipality was left in “pretty good shape” by his former council. He says he didn’t plan on declaring his nomination this early, “I was encouraged by supporters to declare early, so it’s done. We’ll see how it goes.” Deline, who was born and raised in Madoc, said, “Centre Hastings really is the best darn place to live.” He noted numerous assets of agriculture, recreation, services, tourism and management. “This is a great place to raise a family or retire. I love my community and I’m willing to work for it.”
Former reeve Tom Deline has declared he will run again for leadership of Centre Hastings. Deline filed his nomination papers January 6 for the October municipal election. Photo: Diane Sherman
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Library hosts Literacy Day celebration the Stirling Festival Theatre. Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. And taking time every day to read or do a learning activity is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy
News – Stirling – There will be plenty of activities and more reasons to visit the public library when staff host the upcoming Family Literacy Day celebration. Stirling-Rawdon Public Library’s Children’s Librarian, Jaye Bannon, is encouraging kids of all ages to bring their families to the annual event, held this year on January 25, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Community Hall above
skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well. “In keeping with this year’s 15 Minutes of Fun theme as chosen by ABC Life Literacy Canada, and as a way of bringing families together,” Bannon says, “we have planned a fun and exciting hour of 15 different Minute to Win It challenges suitable for all ages. Activities include ‘Junk in the Trunk’, ‘Noodling Around’, ‘Face the Cookie’ and ‘Worm Diving’ to name just a few. Literacy resources will be available, refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes to be won. Bannon is encouraging library patrons and others to mark Family Literacy Day on their calendars and plan on participating in what is expected to be a morning ﬁlled with laughs and good fun. This is a free event, but for planning purposes tickets have been issued and can be picked up in the Children’s Department of the Library or reserved by calling 613-395-2837.
Stirling-Rawdon Public Library student assistant Emilee Lawson says there are plenty of activities planned for Family Literacy Day celebrations on the morning of Saturday, January 25. Tickets for the free event are available from the library’s children’s department. Photo: Richard Turtle
A musical New Year’s Eve at the Legion By Judy Backus
Township of Stirling-Rawdon Notice of Nomination for Office The nomination and campaign period for the 2014 municipal election begins January 2, 2014. Nominations may be made by completing and filing in the office of the Clerk the prescribed form accompanied by the nomination fee - $200.00 for Head of Council and $100.00 for all other offices. The filing fee is payable by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order.
Should there be an insufficient number of certified candidates for the positions available, nominations will be reopened for the vacant positions only on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and such additional nominations may be filed in the office of the Clerk.
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Marmora - The last day of the year was celebrated at the Marmora Legion with an afternoon of music provided by Yvon Doiron who made the harrowing six-hour drive earlier in the day from his home town of Sudbury for that occasion, and to visit his sister, a current resident of the municipality. Doiron, who has played in the club room before, provided a wide selection of tunes during over the course of the afternoon, with a crowd-pleasing mix of new country, old rock and roll classics, a Beatles’ medley and a selection of Johnny Cash’s hits. Although his performance on this day was a solo event, Doiron has a four-piece band
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We are looking for individuals possessing a strong sense of caring, who can remain calm and focused in emergency situations. This physically demanding position will see you combat fires, perform rescue operations, and provide medical assistance in an emergency environment, as well as handle routine maintenance of firefighting equipment and facilities. Candidates must have a strong desire to serve the community, a strong work ethic and a strong sense of loyalty and duty. Candidates must have the ability and willingness to follow written and verbal instructions in English promptly and efficiently. Minimum Requirements for Application: 1. Valid Driver’s License (forward current abstract within 30 days of application closing date) 2. Medical Certificate Completed by Applicant’s Doctor. All costs associated with this requirement are the sole responsibility of the applicant. 3. Insurable (under the Corporation’s fleet policy) 4. Proficient in English 5. No Criminal Record (with occupational relevance) for which a pardon has not been granted. 6. A means of transportation to respond to alarms 7. Employer Waiver 8. Police Check will be required for all successful applicants prior to start date. 9. Must reside in the Municipality of Marmora and Lake or be willing to relocate. 10. Must be 18 years of age or older. Other Desirable Skills: • First Aid Training • Class D-Z or higher driver’s license • C.P.R. training • Previous experience • Demonstrated commitment (i.e. volunteer service) • Related experience (nursing, carpentry, mechanics, etc) • Previous pertinent training (i.e. WHMIS, OHSA, Confined Space etc.) If you are interested, please submit your application and resume to the Municipality of Marmora and Lake, 12 Bursthall Street, P.O. Box 459, Marmora, Ontario. Attention: Tony Brownson, Fire Chief by January 24, 2014.
News - Belleville - 2014 may only be less than two weeks old, but rumours are already ﬂying about possible candidates in the upcoming City of Belleville municipal election, and on Monday, current Belleville Mayor Neil Ellis conﬁrmed that he will not be seeking re-election in 2014. “In 2014, I will not be seeking re-election for the mayor’s seat,” Ellis told the Belleville News. “Right now I’m putting my name forward to run in the federal Liberal nomination process in the Bay of Quinte riding.” Ellis has served as mayor for the past two terms, initially being elected in 2006 after ousting former Belleville city mayor Mary Ann Sills. Ellis said the main motivation for leaving the mayor’s seat to run for the federal liberal nomination in the Bay of Quinte riding was his desire
to continue addressing the infrastructure gap in municipalities across Canada, an issue he tackled ﬁrst-hand with the Build Belleville project, and that the issue ﬁgures to be a major platform for candidates in the upcoming election. “One of the big challenges for the city has been infrastructure,” Ellis said. “Under my leadership, council has endorsed a plan thats addressed about one third of our infrastructure gap... but having said that, that gap will widen, and there has to be a plan to ﬁx the rest of it over the next ﬁve to ten years. The upper government has to get us sustainable funding for infrastructure, that’s what’s most important to municipalities right now.” Addressing a recent report that he would consider running for mayor again should no current member of council put their names forward for the position, Ellis said, “That’s not going to happen.” El-
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The club room at the Marmora Legion formed the backdrop for an afternoon performance by Sudbury-based musician Yvon Doiron, whose repertoire included a mix of new country, old rock and roll classics, a Beatles’ medley and a selection of Johnny Cash’s hits. Photo: Judy Backus
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back in Sudbury. His performance resulted in some guests heading out to the dance ﬂoor and others singing along to the familiar tunes while enjoying a visit with friends over snacks provided by the Legion members. Legion President Marie Gordon, said the event had been planned for those who didn’t want to be out driving on New Year’s Eve, explaining, “They can have their gathering with friends here and be home early.” Others, who wanted to ring in the New Year in a traditional way arrived at the Legion later in the evening for a country jam session and buffet which stretched from 8 to the magic hour of midnight.
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lis said no less than ﬁve councillors had already approached him about the possibility of running for the mayor’s seat, and conﬁrmed councillor Jack Miller as one potential candidate. Ellis added that should his Liberal bid be unsuccessful he has offers to join the private sector. “I’ve done two terms as mayor, and when I look over the next four years with passing Build Belleville and having a ﬁve-year capital plan moving forward, the next council is going to be a custodial council,” Ellis said. “The capital projects have passed... Build Belleville is a strategy to ﬁx these infrastructure problems. This council has done a lot of lifting for the next group and ﬁgured out how to solve the problems.” Ellis also addressed potential concerns with the timing of his move, as construction is set to begin on the $91.5 million Build Belleville project this summer. “Build Belleville has been passed, 8-1 on council... if somebody runs on stopping Build Belleville and they’re successful, then I guess Build Belleville wasn’t the project that I thought it was,” Ellis said. “The strategy of not doing things and letting the roads fall apart and letting the bridges fall down... that’s a strategy that’s probably not going to be welcomed by the taxpayer.”
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Rowe first to declare intent for re-election News - Madoc Township - Randy Rowe has been a member of Madoc Township municipal council for two terms. He has declared he will seek re-election. Though he wonâ€™t be knocking on doors until the good weather comes around, Rowe said, â€œI wanted to get my name in early. It gives me the legal right to start campaigning.â€? He declared his nomination when ofďŹ ces opened the second day of January. Rowe says he takes his role as councillor seriously. â€œI am a man of integrity, I work for residents the same as Iâ€™d work for myself and family.â€? He says he feels he has made him-
self readily available to hear from community members and take their concerns to council. â€œI admit we canâ€™t please everyone, and we each make mistakes, but I am honest and willing to admit when Iâ€™m wrong.â€? Rowe says one of his personal visions for 2014 is development at the Bonjour Boulevard complex. â€œWe have had a proposal for construction of a strip mall, and both the township and Centre Hastings have given the go ahead though we havenâ€™t heard back yet.â€? He also says road work throughout the municipality is an ongoing challenge. â€œ There are a lot of old county
roads which are more costly to repair.â€? He said the Deloro Road is a priority this year. â€œWe try to do as much as we can with the ďŹ nances we have.â€? He says though people donâ€™t want tax hikes, they want services, â€œ..like anything else the cost of everything keeps going up, so there has to be a bit of an increase.â€? Concerning shared services with Centre Hastings, Rowe says Madoc Township is holding their share of the original agreement for the Tri-Area Medical Centre. â€œWe just canâ€™t agree with everything brought before us. It wouldnâ€™t be good business sense to go beyond our means.â€? He said, â€œWe strive to be good
Radon levels return to normal at Belleville school
By Steve Jessel
News - After a pre-holiday scare at a local elementary school regarding abnormally high levels of radon in the building, new tests taken over the holidays have conďŹ rmed that actions taken by school and board staff have been successful in dropping radon levels to below the provincial limit. The Hastings and Prince Edward School Board and staff at Sir Winston Churchill Public School in Belleville were notiďŹ ed late in the afternoon on December 18 that the school building, located at 301 Macdonald Avenue in Belleville had elevated levels of radon in several areas throughout the school, including classrooms. The building is occupied by Kindergarten and Grade 1 students and employees from Harry J. Clarke Public School, and is also the site of the Early Years Program provided by Family Space. After third-party testing at the school found elevated levels of radon, school board ofďŹ cials immediately consulted with environmental specialists, the Ministry of Labour, the Hastings & Prince Edward Counties
Health Unit and the Public Services Health & Safety Association. â€œWe [now] know that ventilation is certainly a way to mitigate it,â€? said school Superintendant Colleen DeMille, when asked why levels were so high. â€œWhen we did the short-term testing, thatâ€™s when we learned about making sure all the exhaust fans are always running, that thereâ€™s air ďŹ‚ow through the building, to make sure any cracks in ďŹ‚oor sealed, and when we took those measures immediately we found excellent results .â€? Radon is a radioactive gas that is formed naturally by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water, according to Health Canada. As a gas, radon is slowly released from the ground, water, and some building materials that contain very small amounts of uranium, such as concrete and bricks. When radon is released from the ground outside, it mixes with fresh air and gets diluted resulting in concentrations too low to be of concern, however, when radon enters an enclosed space, such as a house or basement, it can accumulate to high
neighbours with Centre Hastings but we must also be good stewards of our taxpayersâ€™ dollars.â€? He cited cost overruns of the TAMC were not due to preferences set out by the township. â€œWe did not agree to more than we could afford.â€? The Municipality of Madoc Township is primarily rural with approximately 950 households. Rowe said development of the commercial complex at Highways 62 and 7 will be an important source of tax income. â€œThat is a priority to develop and we are hoping there will be movement there this year.â€? Madoc Township Councillor Randy Rowe declared January 2 he will seek a third term in office. Photo: Diane Sherman
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concentrations and become a health risk. Recent scientiďŹ c studies have conclusively linked the risk of developing lung cancer to levels of radon PLACEMENT OF GARBAGE FOR CURBSIDE COLLECTION found in some houses. Important Reminder - household garbage put out for curbside collection â€œWe hired an environmental engimust be placed separately away from the recycling boxes. Two different neering ďŹ rm to do testing during the companies are involved in picking up recycling & garbage so they must be holidays, and the results were signiďŹ able to quickly distinguish one from the other. Garbage bags left on top of cantly improved,â€? DeMille said. or right beside recycle bins will not be picked up & recycle bins will not Radon levels at the school have be emptied. now returned to acceptable levels, UPCOMING MEETINGS and DeMille said the board is taking additional measures to ensure levels Tuesday, January 14 at 9:00 am Personnel & Finance Committee remain below the acceptable limit. Tuesday, January 14 at 1:00 pm Persons & Property Committee The environmental engineering ďŹ rm Tuesday, January 28 at 5:00 pm Regular Council Meeting will continue to measure levels during normal occupancy and building use, work that will include both shortand long-term testing, as well as implementing action plans to sustain acceptable Ekh]eWb_ijehW_i[-+&"&&&Xo:[Y[cX[h(&'* radon levels over time according to Health Canada guidelines.
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ments that have been made in the Belleville and surrounding area through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund. Companies like Proctor and Gamble Inc., Vantage Foods, and Autosystems have all received grants that have helped create jobs and grow our regional economy. This is even more surprising given that Smith was present for an announcement in November by Sigma Stretch Film of Canada Co. that it was adding a new production line while creating 10 new jobs and retaining 123 existing jobs in Belleville with support from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund. Smith also links the decision by Heinz and Kellogg’s to close plants in Ontario directly to the negative impact of legislation on Ontario’s economy. Obviously Smith has chosen to ignore the rationale
presented by the companies themselves and a complex array of factors including our still-elevated currency, which has put Ontario’s manufacturing industry at a competitive disadvantage. A recent Globe and Mail article on the closing of the Kellogg’s plant in London started with this headline: Kellogg’s Ontario plant closing a casualty of changing tastes. Smith has also overlooked the important investment made by the Ontario government in both Kellogg plants including the one here in Belleville. Perhaps Smith is suggesting we should not be making these investments in the local economy. Our economic plan is also revealing how different things would be under the PCs. Ontario does not need to choose between growing the economy
By Steve Jessel
News – The Alzheimer Society of Belleville, Hastings, and Quinte has a busy month ahead of it, as in 2014 the Society will be hosting not one, not two, but three separate Walk For Memories fundraising events, including the Society’s ﬁrst foray into Trenton for the annual fundraising event. “The population of seniors in Trenton and Brighton is fairly signiﬁcant, and so we’re seeing a lot of people in the community living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias,” said Society fund development co-ordinator Hannah Brown. “We wanted to provide them an opportunity to get together, and acknowledge and support other people living in the community with this disease.” The three events will take place from January 18-26
this year, beginning with the fourth edition of the Bancroft Walk for Memories taking place at North Hastings High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 18. Next, the walk heads to Trenton and the YMCA for the ﬁrst time on January 19 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., before the ﬁnal Belleville event takes place at Bay View Mall on January 26 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Brown said more than 115 people attended the event in Belleville last year, and between Bancroft and Belleville the walk raised a total of $65,000 in 2013. As with many non-proﬁt organizations, the Alzheimer’s Society receives only nominal funding from the Canadian government. “Less than 25 per cent of budget is funded by the government,” Brown said “We rely very heavily on these fundraising events to really
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and protecting the services on which people rely. We can and must do both. We know where slashing wildly will take us because we saw the aftermath when we took ofﬁce in 2003. More than eight years of Conservative governments had left us with doctor shortages, overcrowded classrooms, brownouts and crumbling highways. The Ontario Liberals have an economic plan to spur growth, create jobs and help families in Prince EdwardHastings. This approach keeps us on track to balance the budget because jobs and growth is the surest, fairest path to higher revenues. Georgina Thompson Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Prince Edward-Hastings
Alzheimer Society to hold three Walk For Memories
The Alzheimer Society of Belleville, Hastings, and Quinte raised more than $65,000 from the Walk for memories in 2013. Photo: Submitted
make it possible for us to continue providing programs and services throughout the community.” Currently, the Alzheimer’s Society offers a range of educational and support programs throughout the region, including support groups in Belleville, Brighton, Madoc, Quinte West, Stirling, Tweed, and Bancroft. Brown said all funds raised from the walk stay within the community to help support those programs and also expand services in Trenton and Brighton. Brown said one in ten people over the age of 65 currently live with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and with baby boomers rapidly aging in the region that number is only expected to rise. “Sometimes it progresses to a situation where it’s more about supporting the family and making sure they know how to care for their loved one the best they can, and
making sure they’re getting the support they need,” she said. “As their loved one is changing and showing behaviour that they never normally saw before, things they can say can seem unusual or even hurtful, and it’s important for people to understand that this isn’t their loved one talking, it’s the disease. This can be upsetting and difﬁcult...hearing from other people who have gone through that really helps them not feel isolated and alone.” Pledge forms can either be found online at www.walkformemories.ca, or can be picked up in person in Belleville at the Society ofﬁces in Bay View Mall, in Trenton at the Trenton YMCA, or at the Brighton municipal ofﬁces. Any person who raises more than $1,500 in pledges this year will be entered into a draw for two tickets to anywhere WestJet ﬂies.
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why we lowered taxes for over 60,000 small businesses across the province. As we start 2014, our economic plan is beginning to bear fruit. Jobs were up in November and economists are predicting Ontario’s economy will grow by 2.6% in 2014, the fastest growth rate in four years. And on December 13, we announced a partnership with Cisco Canada that is the largest job creating investment in the history of Ontario’s tech sector. I ﬁnd it concerning that MPP Smith neglects to recognize the great investR0012501634
Dear Editor, In response to the article dated January 2 2014 titled Smith ready for potential 2014 election. This letter is in response to an article last week that featured MPP Todd Smith attacking the economic record of the Ontario Liberal government. As the nominated Liberal candidate for PEH, I would like to correct the record on a number of Todd Smith’s claims. Despite what MPP Smith stated, our government continues to attract businesses and support their growth. That’s
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Editorial - The good thing about volcanoes is that you know where they are. If you don’t want to get hurt, just stay away from them. The bad thing about supervolcanoes is that you may know where they are, but there’s no getting away from them. They only blow up very rarely, but when they do, the whole world is affected. They can cover an entire continent with ash, and lower temperatures sharply worldwide for years. Gwynne Dyer “This is something that, as a species, we will eventually have to deal with. It will happen in future,” said Dr. Wim Malfait of ETH Zurich (the Swiss Federal institute of Technology) , lead author of a recent paper in “Nature Geoscience” that says supervolcano eruptions don’t even need an earthquake as a trigger. “You could compare it to an asteroid impact,” he says. “The risk at any given time is small, but when it happens the consequences will be catastrophic.” I know you already have enough to worry about, what with climate change and asteroid strikes and the like, but I’m afraid there’s more. Volcanoes and supervolcanoes both involve magma (molten rock deep underground) that breaks through to the surface, but in practice they are quite different. Volcanoes gradually build themselves into mountains by repeated, relatively modest eruptions of lava. Supervolcanoes are a single massive explosion of magma rising to the surface over a huge area, and blasting at least a thousand cubic km. of ash into the atmosphere. How massive? The largest recent volcanic eruption was Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, which blew about ten cubic km. of ash and gas into the upper atmosphere in 1991. The result was a 0.4 degree C drop in average global temperature for a year or so. But the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano 640,000 years ago was a hundred times as big. It covered the entire North American continent with ash –
and just like an asteroid strike, it threw massive amounts of dust and ash into the stratosphere, where it stayed for years, blocking out much of the sunlight. (It doesn’t rain in the stratosphere, so the debris stays there for a long time.) As a result the average global temperature fell by as much as 10 degrees C for a number of years. It was temporary, but while it lasted there was a steep fall in the amount of plant material growing on the planet, and a corresponding collapse in animal populations as well. Not mass extinctions, so far as we can tell, and fairly soon the plant and animal species repopulated their former habitats, but it certainly spoiled the party for the equivalent of several human generations. How many people would die if such a catastrophe happened now? It is unlikely that even half of the world’s seven billion people would survive two or three years of severe hunger, and civilization itself would take a terrible beating. Nor is there anything useful you can do to prepare for such a catastrophe, unless you are able to stockpile two or three years’ worth of food for the entire world. At the moment, our global food reserve will feed the population for only three or four months, so that is not likely to happen. If it does not, then we just have to hope that the calamity doesn’t happen – knowing that we probably will not have much warning if it does. What Dr. Malfait’s team discovered is that the detonation of a supervolcano is entirely dependent on the temperature of the liquid rock in the underground chamber. As it gets hotter, it gets less dense than the solid rock around it. At this point, it will behave just like an air-filled balloon or football that is held underwater, trying to pop up to the surface. Eventually, the magma forces its way to the surface over an area of hundreds of square kilometres, expands and explodes. On average, such an explosion only happens once every hundred thousand years, but in practice it could happen at any time, with as little as a few weeks warning. Just thought you’d like to know. Sleep well.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
I’m glad the holidays are over Dear Editor, Finally the holiday season is over and we can get on with our lives. I’m tired of charity television commercials giving me a guilt complex, our hockey teams getting their butts kicked in world tournaments, and political end of the year interviews. I’m tired of Mike Holmes making me feel small because two young boys in Africa don’t have parents to take care of them, of athletes begging me for $20 to pay for a brick to build a school in Kenya, or the goat with the voice of a Shakespearian actor wanting me to donate $75 to buy other goats. I think the majority of us have charities that we support at this time of year and we don’t need organizations like the Christian Children’s Fund giving us a guilt complex by beaming pictures of sad looking African children into our living rooms. All the money those charities are paying for prime time advertising would probably pay for the good works that they are begging us to do. I’m tired of watching our hockey players getting their butts waxed because, as Don Cherry says, we are sending politically correct teams to these tournaments and not necessarily our
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best players. Surely our Olympic experience over the years has taught us that we have to send our very best if we want to win. If we can’t send our very best then why even go? Most of all, I’m tired of the year-end interviews with politicians trying to convince me that they want to make things better for Canada and the world and how they have something to contribute and pay back their fellow Canadians. I watched the Sunday morning political programs this morning before writing this column. Like most of the party leaders, Harper didn’t have the moral fortitude to face the nation and sat there and mouthed a lot of promises to the electorate. What they didn’t say is what they really meant; just give me the power I’m entitled to and want. So I’m really glad the holiday season has come and gone. I just hope that someday soon we get back to celebrating what, in my view, is the real reason for the season . . . to take care of our own, to do what’s right for all, and to beat the stuffing out of international hockey teams. Bob Laroque, Brighton
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Resolutions are for other people By Terry Bush Editorial - Did I make any New Year’s resolutions this year? Well they never seem to work out anyway so what’s the point of going out on a limb and making a bunch, one or any at all. Most of us still have resolutions kicking around from 15 years ago we haven’t gotten around to fulfilling, let alone thinking about new ones. I’d have to live to 105 like Stirling’s bon vivant Alice Heasman just to finish up my current resolution list let alone my bucket list. So with the pressure off myself, I’m more than willing to help out others by telling them what they should do in 2014. Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberals ... where does one start? Stop being ridiculous! When people show up in BMWs to collect free grocery cards available after the ice storm, there’s a problem with the administration of your program. And to make matters worse, you made yourself look like an ass going door-to-door handing out cards. Kathleen, we all know what the term “photo op” means and yours was pretty blatant. Maybe you should just stick to running. I hear you enjoy that. Better yet, get yourself and members of your party some hamster wheels, and generate some free green energy for us to make up for your nutty, pay producers way more than the market rate, green energy programs. This might also deflect some of the obvious ill will your party generated cancelling natural gas plants to get elected. Tim Hudak and the Ontario Conservative Party ... are you taking lessons from the federal Liberals by running figureheads who don’t appeal to the public? Why on earth do you still have the same leader that lost the last election with another one looming in the spring. I hear Michael Ignatieff is looking for work. Well, I didn’t really hear that or anything else regarding the former Liberal candidate but if Jean Charest can go from federal Tory to provincial Liberal, why can’t Mike go from federal Liberal to provincial Conservative? Then again, he didn’t do too well either last time out, did he? Andrea Horwath and the NDP ... we still remember. Might be an idea to give it a rest until the older generation rides off into the sunset. We may be getting a little forgetful in our old age but not that forgetful. Stephen Harper, if your goal was to reach Brian Mulroney’s status, you’ve succeeded. Time to call it a day after a good run and pass the leadership reins to someone else for the next election. Someone else does not mean John Baird. We’ve all seen way too many photos of the man, red-faced and screaming. Time for a kinder, gentler Conservative leader who’s, well, Conservative. Is there any chance good old Bob Stanfield can be cloned in time for the next election? Justin Trudeau ... why did you go and cut all your hair off? Your hair and the pledge to legalize weed were pretty much the whole Liberal platform to date and now that only one plank remains, it must be quite the balancing act. Better stay away from the barber for awhile to regain those Samson locks that appeal to women voters because as much as many people would vote to end of the war on soft drugs, many of those same people won’t get around to voting on election day. Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow, man. Thomas Mulcair, you’re an entertaining guy in the House of Commons and more than a match for Stephen Harper but you ain’t Ed. In fact, even Ed ain’t Ed no more so maybe concentrate on uniting the left. Chances are you won’t do quite as well in La Belle Province this time round so don’t get your hopes up about forming the next government. Maybe you can be the power behind the throne of the united New Liberal Party of Canada if that ever happens. To Barack Obama and the US. You were given a Nobel Peace Prize not a Nobel Blow Everything to Pieces Prize. Enough with the wedding party drone attacks. You can’t win the hearts and minds of a country when the hearts and minds are spread all over the ground. Take the billions of dollars you give away to Egypt and Israel to play nice and play nice with your own citizens. People are losing their homes; people are working two jobs to get by and your citizens are more than fed up with the wars your federal government keeps getting involved in on behalf of countries with powerful lobby groups. Give your country some affordable universal health care with the money you’ll save and don’t spend it on military bases around the world. Nobody likes a bully. If you do all this and still have a few bucks to spare, help feed some other countries. A full stomach is a great way to win hearts and minds. And to the Toronto Maple Leafs … what can you say that hasn’t already been said. Get some seat warmers in those platinums so it looks like someone actually wants to watch a Leafs game. And then get yourself a team that will make the playoffs. Advertising Consultant Jennet Honey email@example.com 613-966-2034, ext 509
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Exhibit features range of techniques, materials By Richard Turtle
Entertainment â€“ Stirling â€“ Fern Potter-Tucker has had a lifelong interest in painting and drawing but, she says, it wasnâ€™t until her retirement that she fully developed her talents. And she admits the results are diverse, often coming as a result of experimentation and play. â€œIt really is playing,â€? she says. â€œI like to try different things.â€? And in the end, she says, it allows for a freshness in the creative
process and a better understanding of the possibilities offered by a variety of materials. So her renditions of rural scenes, wildlife, still lifes, caricatures and abstract images are presented in a range of media including watercolours, oils and acrylics as well as mixed media including pastel and collage. Sharing ideas, techniques and styles with fellow artists through workshops or during regular sessions with her colleagues from the Stirling-based Group of Eleven has helped
Stirling-Rawdon Public Library art gallery, with about two dozen pieces offering a glimpse into her appreciation of not only the world around her, but the materials and techniques used to represent it. Along with her involvement with the Group of Eleven, she is also an active member of the Trenton Art Club. The library gallery routinely exhibits the work of local paint-
ers, photographers and other ďŹ ne artists and has featured individual and group shows providing exposure for dozens of new and established talents. The work of another local artist is also regularly presented in the library foyer display and this month samples of pottery by Susan Kostya of Stirling-based Fine Pottery Creations are featured. The gallery is open during regular library hours.
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Fern Potter-Tucker is the featured artist this month at the Stirling-Rawdon Guelph University student and Hoards Station resident Nicholas Thompson (right) was one of two students who shared the Public Library art gallery. Her work includes watercolours, acrylics, oils and Stirling Agricultural Societyâ€™s annual steer auction bursary announced at last yearâ€™s fall fair. While home for the holidays, Thompson was presented with his cheque for just over $2,500 by Agricultural Society President Jason Detlor. Photo: Richard Turtle mixed media. Photo: Richard Turtle
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ST. ANDREWâ€™S PRESBYTERIAN 17 Ranney St. S., Campbellford Minister: Rev. Blaine Dunnett 11:00am: Worship Service Christmas Eve Worship: 7:30pm Everyone Welcome
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The core of the community is found in those volunteers that work with countless agencies, churches and organizations, tirelessly fulfilling the needs of so many.
and realizing I didnâ€™t know anybody,â€? said Loyalist College Director of Student Enrolment Services Laura Naumann. â€œA girl from my class, who I vaguely recognized because we had just started an hour before, grabbed me by the arm and sat me down, and said I donâ€™t know anybody, will you eat with me.â€™ And I thought great, because I didnâ€™t know what I was going to do.â€? This type of situation can play out all too often for new students at Loyalist College, and in an attempt to smooth the transition of students
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Lifestyles - Madoc - There has been a Presbyterian congregation in Madoc Township since 1836 which grew from thirty settlers to include the founding fathers of the region: business men, politicians, teachers, doctors, masons, miners, war heroes, and even a senator. The ďŹ rst Presbyterian church was built in Madoc on land donated by Mrs.Catherine MacBeath, after four years of construction, congregants held their ďŹ rst service October 1,1854 with J. W. Chestnut as minister. It was the minister who followed him that made St. Peterâ€™s and the Presbyterian congregation grow and prosper. Reverend David Wishart took the ministry April 6 of 1857. He built a home, now known as â€˜the stone manseâ€™, from the quarry of church member Malcom McIntosh. Wishart remained minister to the church for 40 years. After he retired, the congregation built a red brick manse adjacent to the church on part of Wishartâ€™s property. It was completed and occupied in 1900. In his elder years, Wishart sold the stone house to live with family in Toronto. Part of St. Peterâ€™s history was severed.
An opportunity to reclaim that history came in 1983 when the stone house came up for sale. Anne and Prudence McIntosh, descendants of Malcom McIntosh, seized the moment, purchased the property and offered to exchange it for the brick manse. St. Peterâ€™s was once again historically complete. Throughout the past year, members of St. Peterâ€™s congregation, though celebrating 177 years of their faith in this community, and 160 years of the church on the hill, have faced some crucial decisions, including what to do with the manse. With a decline in active membership, the church is faced with ďŹ nancial difďŹ culties. The congregation was faced with two choices, to sell the manse, or to rent it out. Pastor Luke Vanderkamp is serving as interim moderator. He said â€œThe number of active members cannot support a minister. Upkeep on the manse is costly and decisions have to be made.â€? At a meeting in November, Vanderkamp said the congregation voted to rent the manse to â€œa suitable occupantâ€?. â€œThere is a lot of history in the building, but, the congregation cannot manage to carry costs at this time.â€?
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arriving for a January start, the college held its ďŹ rst ever formal January orientation session for the roughly 200 new students entering programs on Monday. Accounting, photojournalism, general arts and science and art and design foundation are just a few of the programs that are available for students wanting to join the college in the new year, and Naumann explained that while some programs simply start in January, others make special accommodations for students, such as allowing the second semester of a program to be taken ďŹ rst. â€œI think weâ€™ve recognized that people are coming into programs and we really want the college to welcome them, and let them know weâ€™re really glad theyâ€™re here,â€? Naumann said. â€œIf they left with nothing else today, I think thatâ€™s a positive message ... We do want to help. The most important thing to us is student success, we want to see you walk across the stage at graduation and we want to be there and shake your hand.â€? After a brief introduction session early in the morning, students were whisked away by academic teams for a quick overview of their programs before convening for lunch. From there, the college had arranged for a city bus to come and pick up students interested
in taking a tour of the city, before formal campus tours later in the day. â€œEven though youâ€™re coming in halfway through the year, we want to have different activities that will help (them) transition and integrate within the community,â€?
Naumann said. â€œWeâ€™re so well-versed in all our services that sometimes we can make a mistake and say â€˜everybody knows,â€™ but itâ€™s really important to tell people that we have all of these programs and services available.â€?
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Municipality of Centre Hastings Request for Proposal For the supply and delivery of One (1) Current Model Year, Âž Ton (250/2500 Series) Regular Cab, 8 Foot Box, 4 Wheel Drive Pick-Up Truck, Plow Ready, Colour White. Also one (1) New or Late Model Used Â˝ Ton (150/1500 Series) Regular Cab, 8 Foot Box, 4 Wheel Drive Pick-Up Truck, Colour White (if new). All RFPâ€™s must be submitted to the Municipality of Centre Hastings Municipal Office by 12:00 Noon, January 23, 2014 on the appropriate RFP forms. Full RFP package, with submission forms, are available at the Municipal office. Proposal Contact: Roger Taylor Superintendent of Public Works Municipality of Centre Hastings 7 Furnace Street, P.O. Box 900 Madoc, ON K0K 2K0 Phone (613) 473-4030 Fax (613) 473-5444 Email email@example.com
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