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DEATH CAFE CHSC race coordinator Steve Thrower and president Andy Vanecko have been tying up loose ends before the second annual ice drag races on Moira Lake, February 8. The local event is for all classes of snowmobile riders with sponsorship by regional businesses and proceeds going to local non-profit groups. Photo: Diane Sherman By Diane Sherman

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Sports - Madoc - Members of the Centre Hastings Snowmobile Club have everything in order for the running of the second annual ice drags on Moira Lake February 8, with the first race taking off at 9 a.m. “We learned some valuable lessons last year, and have made improvements.” says race coordinator Steve Thrower. “We have to be prepared for a snow fall the night before and we purchased a professional drag racing software system to keep everything organized.” Thrower said even though the races generated quite a bit of business for everyone nearby last year, “We weren’t as prepared as we had hoped, things could have gone smoother.” Last year 72 sleds registered,

$20 per race, and 570 people paid the $10 entrance fee. The weather conditions were “bad” last year Thrower said. “This year we believe they will be ideal and are expecting at least double that or even triple the number.” The club purchased professional software from Port-ATree racing systems and sent members out for training. “This will be the first system of its kind in a non-fixed track environment in this area.” Thrower said it will eliminate any confusion in recording racers, times and entries, “We just feed it in and it will organize it all.” President Andy Vanecko will be running in the celebrity race at noon along with local

Mayor calls severance delay ‘embarrassing’

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News – Stirling – Council here has agreed to continue to support the efforts of a local resident who is hoping to complete a severance plan, underway since 2006, that would see additional development on a pair of building lots on Henry Street. Wayne Martin appeared before council at this week’s regular meeting appealing to municipal representatives to help move the process along. Martin explained that he has encountered numerous roadPlease see “Moira” on page 2 blocks since the first severances

were granted at the end of 2007, including a redesignation of the land requiring an environmental impact study that was completed, only to be questioned by county officials. The originally severed lots have since been sold but Martin told council those and the remaining pair are infilling lots on a village street with existing services where no additional snow plowing, road maintenance, or infrastructure costs would be incurred. “You try to do everything right and you keep getting shot down,” he said of the process,

which requires the approval of the Planning Advisory Committee as well as council here before being considered for approval by the county. Developer Ben Davis also spoke to council noting his interest in building homes there as well as on a parcel on Baker Street near the water tower where he hopes to construct multiple units this year. “With these properties we would give your community new growth,” Davis said, adding he has seen “a lot of interest in Stirling and there are not Please see “Severance” on page 2


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politicians, followed by a sponsorship race by corporate donors IA Clarington Investments, Invesco Canada and TD/Canada Trust. Local bank manager Carolyn Birney and Quinte Broadcasting’s Amy Fox are scheduled to race with one more rider yet unannounced. Young riders have a chance to show their stuff just after the noon run, as do the ladies and high speed runners throughout the day-long event. “It should be a fun day for all levels of riders,” said Vanecko, “with decent challenges for the more experienced.” Though the event is for amateurs, serious ice racers will have a chance to run full tilt in the King of the Ice category, where speeds of up to 120 miles per hour are expected on a 660foot track with plenty of length for slow down. Thrower says there is good prize money for that sector, with first place paying $500. The club is pleased with continuing support by many of the 2012 sponsors. Major sponsors this year are Bay Marine Ski-doo, Bonter Marine Polaris, Deer Haven Farm and Garden Polaris and Hastings Resort of Gilmour.

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Get Quick Trailers of Belleville is providing a trailer for the race coordinator, announcers and administration. Chris Egan of the Barley Pub and Eatery will be setting up a licensed lounge area equipped with spectator bleachers while the Madoc Lions Club will be cooking on the ice near by, with the local McDonald’s franchise supplying the coffee. The Kiwanis Club of Madoc is taking on the job of fencing and security while members of the O’Hara Mill Homestead volunteer association work race assistance and refuge areas. Members of the Madoc Agricultural Society are taking the entrance gates, which will be at the junction of Watson Lane and Highway 62 south of the Kiwanis beach/boat launch, at Kramp’s cottages on the narrows, west of the bridge. These four local agencies will benefit from proceeds of the event. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on site, or can be found at or at the Facebook address “chscmadoc.” For more information phone Laurie or Steve Thrower at 613-473-5537.

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able for six detached dwellings but the a lot of properties out there.” housing market and sloped terrain make Davis told council he intends to begin work on what is ex- the townhouses a better choice. pected to be a townhouse development of about a dozen units In response to Martin’s plans Mayor near the water tower. The parcel, he said, would also be suit- Rodney Cooney noted, “the runaround that’s been going on since 2006 is a little bit embarrassing,” before asking for a motion from his fellow councillors. Accounts Receivable Council agreed unanimously to support & Scale Clerk Martin in his bid to complete the proAre you looking for a fast paced, forward thinking career cess and create a pair of building lots on opportunity? Quinte Waste Solutions is at the leading edge Henry Street. of waste diversion in Ontario. We are looking for passionate A resident’s complaint about the conindividuals dedicated to improving our community through waste ditions of some village sidewalks had diversion. council considering its snow removal Full-time position available for an individual with proven practices. competencies in computerized Accounts Receivable, other The sidewalk on Rodgers Road was computer skills, in-person & telephone customer service, and cited specifically but council noted data management. snow and ice removal from roads and sidewalks became increasingly difficult Duties include: after the ice storm as well as any time : Scaling in and out of trucks; recording weights in a temperatures fall below –12C, when salt custom computer program and providing bills of lading; is ineffective. training will be provided. “We have 13 kilometres of side: In/out-bound telephone sales; providing information & walks,” noted Chief Administrative Ofproblem solving for area residents. ficer Charles Croll adding crews were Requirements: out clearing snow and ice 26 times in : Proven ability to perform similar tasks, extensive December, compared to 15 times in Decustomer service experience, in person or telephone cember 2012. sales experience Council will send a representative to : Formal accounting training – certification not required. the upcoming meeting of the Communi: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office & other computer ty Partners For Success where officials programs hope to determine the future direction of : Very strong interpersonal, written & oral communication the Stirling Resource Centre at 45 East skills. Front St. : Calm, mature team attitude The meeting, to highlight community : Able to work with minimal supervision needs and potential solutions, is sched: Have a minimum Grade 12 Education; College diploma uled for January 29 from 3 p.m. to 4 an asset p.m. at the centre. : Possess valid driver’s license & reliable vehicle In receiving the minutes of various Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon. to Fri., occasional other boards and committees, Mayor Cooney shifts and days. Competitive wage range, benefit package, noted the exceptionally long list of Poadvancement potential. lice Services Board meetings held since the last regular meeting in September. Deadline: Minutes of special meetings held SepAll resumes to be received no later than 4:00pm on tember 27, October 7 and 31, November February 10, 2014 18, 20, 25 and 27 and December 2, 9, 12 Send your resume, and cover letter to: and 19 were received and filed. Human Resources The special meetings were primarily Quinte Waste Solutions spent in caucus discussing “intimate fi270 West Street, Trenton, Ontario, K8V 2N3 nancial and personal matters,” with final or Fax to 613-394-6850 motions for staff to carry out direction or email given in caucus. Following a request from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, councillors agreed to proclaim February as Heart Month in Stirling-Rawdon.

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Deer and highways are not a good mix News – Madoc – The first Community Policing Advisory Committee meeting of the new year took place at the Central Hastings OPP Detachment office on January 15 with representatives from all five involved municipalities in attendance. In his report, Detachment Commander, Peter Valiquette, indicated that occurrences in 2013 had been down slightly over the previous year. He mentioned the fact that officers were engaged in “numerous criminal investigations that ranged from assault to domestic, thefts to mischiefs as well as serious traffic investigations coupled with day-to-day enforcement.” With regard to traffic operations throughout the detachment in 2013, Valiquette reported that the number of collisions had remained constant and that 97 seatbelt charges had been laid, as had 174 distracted driving charges. In addition, a total of 811 RIDE programs had been conducted and 28 impaired drivers had been “taken off the road.” His report continued with a breakdown in calls for service, with charts for each municipality comparing calls for service over past years in both the urban and rural areas dating back to 2001. Another chart pointed to the types of crimes investigated in each of the municipalities over the past year under the headings: violent, property, driving offences, drugs, miscellaneous, provincial statutes, as well as property and vehicles. With regard to overtime costs, Valliquette reported that with three months remaining in the fiscal year, $91,760 of the allotted $173,809 had been used, with Valiquette saying that

“barring some sort of calamity, we are in good shape.” Of the $35,275 allotted in the category of Other Daily Operating Expenses, just over $19,000 has been used to date, with Valiquette indicating he didn’t seen any unique pressures coming up in the next few months. Another chart pointed to a total of 367 motor vehicle collisions having taken place over the course of 2013, resulting in four fatalities and 45 people being injured. Mention was made of concerns relating to winter conditions and maintenance on area highways with Valiquette saying that looking back over previous years, the current ones were the worst he had seen. He has been in touch with the Ministry of Transportation in relation to the issue, his feeling being that the situation is being addressed. He has taken videos of icy patches and has emailed the Ministry with his concerns. As he put it, “Terrible things can happen in the blink of an eye behind the wheel of a car.” Wanda Donaldson, Chair of the committee, agreed, expressing concerns about the winter conditions on Highways 62 and 7, with other members joining in to say that the situation varied considerably from one area to another. The topic of community mobilization was raised during the meeting, the recommendation being to get residents engaged and looking out after each other, a move which could result in fewer calls for service and a resulting lower cost for policing. Mentioned in connection with this, was a hope to engage those who are directly affected by a specific situation, be it selling drugs in the business area, loitering, or a rash of break and enters. The presence of a number of deer on area

roads was a concern for committee members, eastern realty inc. brokerage Independently Owned & Operated some of whom had seen the animals en route to the meeting that morning. Suggestions were made as to how the public Sales Rep. could be made more aware of the dangers of • the situation, with Randy Rowe, representing Ph: 705-653-2080 • Cell: 705-760-1304 Madoc Township, saying that perhaps a flyer warning of the dangers should be circulated to all households. It was pointed out that while that might be 4 bdrm home in cul-deone move, many of the accidents involve drivsac on outskirts of Campbellford. Large treed lot ers from beyond the detachment area. Elaine with private rear yard/ Jones of Marmora and Lake, indicated that a gardens. Home with gas resident would be approaching council with furnace, metal roof , c/air, a petition to try and get deer crossing signs double garage, front veplaced on Highway 7 between Peterborough randah, covered rear deck also has a finished baseCounty and Tiffen Road, the location of many ment. Asking $235,000. sightings. Call Ed It was also suggested that signs placed at municipal boundaries warning of the possible 24 Hour Office/Pager • Email: presence of deer on the highway, might be of Ph: 705-653-2080 • Cell: 705-760-1304 help. R0012521374 One other point of concern raised by committee member Jim Flieler of Tweed, related to water safety issues regarding dam safety Visit and fast flowing water for community events and municipal updates through culverts and in Notice of Public Meeting streams once the ice and snow begin to melt. Council will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, Jan 28 at 7 p.m. at Police/ His hope was that ComFire E.O.C. Room, 2529 Stirling-Marmora Road to provide an overview of the munity Services Officer, provincial cuts and determine what level of services the rate payers require. Alana Deubel, would be making presentations at Winter Parking area schools about the poTo ensure that winter maintenance can be completed in an efficient manner tential dangers.



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SnoFest weekend features a variety of activities Events – Marmora – SnoFest continues to celebrate our region’s roots and community as it ventures into its 36th year with even more to explore all weekend long. As one of Canada’s longest running sled dog races, Marmora SnoFest proudly honours the region’s legacy while embracing new and exciting winter activities for the whole family. Everyone is invited to rediscover the joys of winter this year at SnoFest 2014 which runs from January 31 to February 2. Event highlights include the very popular Marmora’s Got Talent, a variety talent show competition being held at the Community Centre on January 31 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The next day will feature Kids’ Zone, which will be filled with interactive fun between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. February 1 and 2 will also feature the very popular outdoor Sled Dog Races, with another favourite event being the February 1 skijoring, a novelty which features stalwart skiers being pulled by dogs.

Events on February 1 and 2 run between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and will include an artisan’s craft show at the Marmora Legion and the annual Who’s Growing Locally Farmers’ Market being held at the Town Hall. On February 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a silent auction at the Community Centre, followed by the SnoFest banquet dinner and a dance featuring live music from Running Red Lights. On February 2, a county-wide chilli contest will fill the Community Centre with savoury aromas between noon and 2 p.m., with the closing ceremonies to follow. Pamphlets detailing all the highlights of the weekend are available where the SnoFest buttons are being sold.


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Madoc fair board going into 109th year By Diane Sherman

Events – Madoc – The majority of the 30 directors of the Madoc Agricultural Society (MAS) attended their annual general meeting January 7 at the Madoc Public Library on one of the coldest nights of the year. Elections determined the executive of 2013 will carry over to 2014 with Wendy Sniderhan as president, Karen Maguire as first vice-president, Dave Chappell as second vice-president, JoAnne Lemmon as secretary and Lorna Armstrong as treasurer. Wanda Burnside, Chris Barcier and Jim Dixon signed on as new directors. Sniderhan said membership on the

MAS board costs $6. “It is the same amount one pays to register their name as an exhibitor. If someone wishes to sit at our table, they are welcome.” General business was concerned with what needs to be improved for the next fair and managing the fairgrounds. The annual audit was approved with agreement to continue with the existing audit team of Cheryl Blackburn and Barb Gill. Members agreed to renew membership with the local chamber of commerce, a $50 cost. “This is a benefit for the fair board. It gives us the opportunity to sit at meet-

ings if we choose and have our name and activities included in promotional publications,” Sniderhan explained. The board also agreed to make a cash donation of $200 to the Madoc Library Board for continued use of the lower room over the years. Members noted they had never been asked to pay for use of the room. Denise Downey, 2014 Fair Ambassador, and her chaperone Karen Maguire will attend the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies convention in Toronto on February 22. Members agreed it is a valuable experience and opportunity to gain new and fresh ideas. Lorna Armstrong said small fair boards can learn a lot of things from the conventions, and, “since we have

an ambassador program now, it is important we attend such things.” Armstrong said an average fair in Ontario is charging $8 admission. “We were encouraged by the district executive to raise our gate fees. Three years ago we went from $5 to $6 which is not much, but helps with expenses.” She said on average 4,000 adult tickets are sold each year, with the demolition derby and truck/tractor pulls drawing the largest crowds. Crown Amusements set up the midway independently and give the fair board a percentage of their income. MAS expanded use of their grounds to Maguire’s Motocross Racing Series over three years ago which gives them some income throughout the summer. Most of that income has gone to

making essential repairs to on-site buildings, some of which have stood close to 100 years. The group will gain extra help from the Centre Hastings Snowmobile Club this year with the second-annual Moira Lake Ice Drags, February 8, when they will rally members to attend the entrance gate for the event. Sniderhan said the board is looking forward to a busy year and reminds residents the MAS is always open to new ideas and encourages both young men and women to apply for the Fair Ambassador program. For more information on the MAS visit or the group’s Facebook page or contact the local chamber of commerce at 613-4731616.

SnoFest to host regional chili competition Events – Marmora – To further engage the surrounding community, Marmora SnoFest has expanded its annual chili contest to include a town-versus-town chili competition. The event will crown a “SnoFest Chili Champion” that will represent a business in their hometown. Marmora SnoFest is looking for chili aficionados from surrounding area businesses or home-based cooks to come

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fers non-competitive classes that encourage family music-making, adults performing at all levels, and young children participating alone or in groups. The Stirling Festival of Sacred Praise regularly attracts entrants from throughout Hastings County and the surrounding area, as it provides categories for solo musical performances on piano, violin, brass and woodwind instruments, scripture readings, and vocal performances for choirs, smaller groups and individuals. Musicians can also compete in band classes as well as smaller musical ensembles. Adjudicators presiding over the competitions also offer words of advice and support to performers following musical or spoken presentations. All classes are held at St. Paul’s United Church in Stirling with the exception of band classes, which are held in the Stirling

Festival Theatre. All performances are open to the public. The Festival of Sacred Praise has also provided a platform for thousands of talented singers and musicians over its 64 years and the annual two-week celebration never fails to impress. Following the final evening of competition, organizers begin preparations for the Stars of the Festival Concert, which will be held Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s. Admission to the Stars concert is $3 for adults and 50 cents for children. The Stirling Festival of Sacred Praise is

a non-profit organization supported by donations and organizers, on the inside cover of the Official Syllabus, acknowledge “the continued support of our Friends of the Festival and the many volunteers who have made our festival the success it has been for the past 64 years.” Copies of the syllabus are also available at West Wings, Rustic Routes and other music and book stores in Trenton and Belleville. The entry deadline for this year’s festival is February 14, Kyte says, but accommodations can be made for late submissions.

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News – Stirling – With a new Internet presence and the syllabus now available, organizers of the 64th Annual Stirling Festival of Sacred Praise are preparing for the dozens of submissions expected to arrive as the February 14 entry deadline approaches. Festival Committee Secretary Patricia Kyte says the yearly competition, which runs from April 22 to May 2, 2014, has a long history of promoting the love of sacred praise, especially among youth and hopes to attract more competitors with the launch of its official website this year. Located at, the website provides details, history and contact information as well as a downloadable syllabus. And plans this year are much the same as in previous festivals, Kyte says, as class-


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W4522. “We are not against cell phones or towers in general,” said Vicki McCulloch, one of those opposed to the tower location, “but feel that siting should be done in a respectful and consultative manner that does not diminish the rights of residents, property owners or the municipality. “Therefore, we request that first the Municipality of Tweed council deny Bell Mobility’s recent request for a ‘letter of concurrence’ with respect to the cell tower proposed in the Village of Tweed; secondly we request that Bell Mobility participate in an ‘in-person public forum’ to answer questions and demonstrate that there are no other locations that can meet Bell’s needs while being less disruptive of neighbours and the community as a whole; thirdly consider ‘lessons learned’ in revising the current municipal protocol for cell phone tower siting.” Vicki said one of those lessons learned was that Bell is required to contact the municipality to let it know which sites are being looked at before Bell contacts the landowner. In this case she said that Bell contacted Vicki McCulloch and John Wilson are seen here pouring over a large amount of data they have col- the landowner first and used outdated lected about the ill health effects of cell phone towers. They are part of new group called Tweed maps not showing a new residential Citizens for Safe Technology. Photo: Scott Pettigrew neighbourhood on Alexander Street. “I sympathise with the landowner of the proposed site, the way Bell approached Sale of Land for Tax Arrears this means there now has to be a winner By Public Tender and a loser and that is unfortunate.” The 35-metre (10-storey) tower is MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 proposed at the former Tweed Steel property SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER on James Street North just west of the

News – Tweed – A new group has formed in Tweed under the umbrella organization Citizens for Safe Technology and while they say they are

here to stay as watch dogs of industry their first order of business is to request that Tweed Municipal Council does not “concur” with the proposed location of Bell Mobility’s cell tower at Stoco Lake



TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Madoc Township Municipal Office, 15651 Highway 62 Madoc, ON K0K 2K0 or by mail to Madoc Township P.O. Box 503 Madoc, ON K0K 2K0. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office. Description of Land(s): Roll No. 12 36 000 010 02300 0000; PIN 40186-0116(LT); Part Lot 6 Concession 7, as in QR308994 Description may not be acceptable in future; S/T Execution 99-0000755 If Enforceable, Madoc, County of Hastings, 33 Tannery Rd. Minimum Tender Amount: $3,314.17 Roll No. 12 36 000 020 33700 0000; PIN 40214-0168(LT); Part Lot 28 Concession 6, as in QR80355, Madoc, County of Hastings. Minimum Tender Amount: $3,974.63 Roll No. 12 36 000 025 04680 0000; PIN 40182-0075(LT); Part Lot 4 Concession 2 21R13024 Parts 3 & 4 T/W QR5603131, QR560314, S/T MG3143, Madoc, County of Hastings; 104971 Highway 7. Minimum Tender Amount: $21,111.31 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, the relevant land transfer tax, and Harmonized Sales Tax, if applicable. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: CHRISTINE MITCHELL Treasurer/Tax Collector The Corporation of the Township of Madoc 15651 Highway 62 PO Box 503 Madoc, ON K0K 2K0 (613)473-2677 Ext. 201 6 Central Hastings News - Thursday, January 23, 2014

TransCanada Trail on the west bank of the Moira River. Residential and recreational areas surround the site on all sides. Vicki added, “during consultations in 2013 by Bell Mobility, the municipality and local residents expressed concern that local sites that can still meet the needs of Bell Mobility and their customers, but that do not so directly impact neighbours and the community as a whole, had not been fully considered. “Bell’s own simulations show that the proposed tower is approximately twice as tall as the tallest trees, and several times the height of the tallest buildings in the community. It will dominate the skyline in the village and from several kilometres distance. This will affect quality of life for neighbours, other residents and the value of nearby properties. There is controversy about the potential health effects of cell towers, and federal Safety Code 6 is under review. In the meantime, a precautionary approach to siting new towers is warranted.” Federal legislation does not allow any objections by residents or municipalities on the basis of effects on property value, visual impact, or health concerns. The municipality has no authority to approve or deny the tower; that decision will be made by Industry Canada. However, the municipality must provide a ‘letter of concurrence’ to Bell Mobility as part of the federal process. John Wilson, also a member of Tweed Citizens for Safe Technology, said, “Tweed Council will discuss Bell Mobility’s request at their meeting on

January 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. and we would like to invite as many people to that meeting as possible so that they can be informed on this important issue. Further, the municipal protocol for tower siting could be revised to address best practices from other communities and ‘lessons learned’ from recent experience and in anticipation of future expansion of this tower or new towers elsewhere in the community. “We encourage council to use whatever limited influence they have in the process to make telecommunications companies doing business in the municipality accountable by considering local needs as well as corporate business objectives.” John Wilson went on to say that the City of Toronto has one of the lowest tolerances for the radiation emitted by towers and he doesn’t understand why Tweed would not adopt the same strict standards. “If Toronto can say radio towers can only put out so much radiation which is affecting millions of dollars of effort and work, why can’t Tweed set the amount they will accept and then follow up by monitoring the amount of radiation emitted after the tower is erected whether it is in town or not?” A petition asking that council not send the letter of concurrence which can be signed at the Food Company, Tweed News and By the Way Café. If you are interested in more information on Tweed Citizens for Safe Technology call Penny Vance at: 613478-6229.

The provincial Liberals don’t have an economic plan Dear Editor, I’m writing in response to Georgina Thompson’s recent letter praising the Liberals’ track record for manufacturing and job creation in Ontario. I, as a poor taxpayer funding the Liberals’ blunders would like to respond to some of the Liberal candidate’s claims. Thompson refers to the Liberal government’s partnership with Cisco, whose U.S. base parent company earned $2 billion in the last quarter. The Liberals had a fine photo op when Cisco accepted $220 million of our money as part of a deal that would see the high tech giant invest a “poten-

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tial” $4 billion in job creation. Wynne said the agreement would add up to 1,700 jobs in research and development over six years. That’s 283 jobs a year and will cost $77,738 per job. This is our money, folks. In the recent plant closures of Kellogg’s and Novartis, who by the way the Liberals gave millions in government subsidies and low cost loans, there is a job loss of 800 workers…then there’s Heinz in Leamington with its recent announcement of closure, putting 740 people out of work, not to mention how it will hit agricultural producers in that area. Is this what is called corporate welfare? I don’t see the jobless as winners here. That’s a total of 1,540 jobs gone compared to 283 maybe created with Cisco. Recent figures show the province lost 39,000 jobs in December 2013, leaving us with the same unemployment rate as

MUNICIPALITY OF TWEED NEWS NEW STOP SIGN - McLellan & Pomeroy Streets A by-law for the placement of a stop sign at the intersection of McLellan & Pomeroy Streets will be before Council for consideration at their next regular meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.


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one year prior – 7.9 per cent. Ms. Thompson states that the Ontario Liberals have an economic plan to spur growth and create jobs. I’d say that’s a fantasy. Shelby J. Lawrence, Stirling

Council asking for budget input News – Stirling-Rawdon –  Facing a funding shortfall that prompted a request for department heads to trim municipal budgets by 20 per cent, Stirling-Rawdon council is holding a public meeting to determine what can be done. In a recent council meeting Deputy Mayor Wilfred Shier noted, “it’s been a busy year for council and staff,” listing major projects now underway or nearing completion. He noted there will be changes as a result of provincial funding cuts and, in order to determine how best to make up for the reduction, a public meeting has been scheduled for January 28 at 7 p.m. at the emergency services building across from the municipal offices.

Connected to your community OPINION Syrian peace talks begin this week, could lead to victory for Assad

Editorial – It would be interesting to know just what tidbits of information the US National Security Agency’s eavesdropping has turned up on United Nations Secretary-General Ban KiMoon. He certainly caved in very fast: on Sunday he invited Iran to join the long-delayed peace talks aimed at ending the three-year-old civil war in Syria; on Sunday evening the United States loudly objected, and on Monday he obeGwynne Dyer diently uninvited Iran. So the peace talks get underway in Switzerland this week after all, and the omens for peace are not that bad. Unless, of course, you were also hoping for the overthrow of the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad and the emergence of a democratic Syria, in which case the omens are positively awful. The breakthrough may not happen at Geneva this week, but the Russians and the Americans are now on the same side (although the US cannot yet bring itself to say publicly that it is backing Assad). Moreover, some of the rebels are getting ready to change sides. It won’t be fast and it won’t be pretty, but there’s a decent chance that peace, in the shape of an Assad victory, will come to Syria within a year or two. What has made this possible is the jihadis, the fanatical extremists of the al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, who have frightened both the United States and a great many ordinary Syrians into seeing Assad’s regime as the lesser evil. Two years ago, it still seemed possible that Assad could lose. The rebels had the support of the United States, Turkey and powerful Sunni Arab states like Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and they still talked about a democratic, inclusive Syria. Assad’s only friends were Iran, Russia and Lebanon’s Hezbollah. But then the jihadis showed up, alienating local people with their extreme version of sharia law and scaring the pants off the United States with their allegiance to al-Qaeda. It took

the United States quite a while to admit to itself that it does not actually want Assad to fall if that means putting the jihadis in power, but it has finally grasped the concept. More recently, a “war-within-the-war” has broken out among the rebels, with the secular groups fighting the jihadis and the jihadi groups fighting among themselves. So far in January more people have been killed in this internecine rebel war (over a thousand) than in the war against the regime. And the US and Russia are working on a deal that would swing most of the non-jihadi rebels over to the regime’s side. General Salim Idris, the commander of the Free Syrian Army (the main non-jihadi force on the battlefield), said last month that he and his allies were dropping the demand that Assad must leave power before the Geneva meeting convened. Instead, they would be content for Assad to go at the end of the negotiation process, at which time the FSA’s forces would join with those of the regime in an offensive against the Islamists. He was actually signalling that the Free Syrian Army is getting ready to change sides. There will have to be amnesties and financial rewards for those who change sides, of course, but these things are easily arranged. And Assad will not leave power “at the end of the negotiation process.” The jihadis are not at Geneva this week, of course; just the Russians and the Americans, and the Assad regime and the Syrian National coalition (the Free Syrian Army’s political front), and a few odds and sods to make up the numbers. It is an ideal environment for the regime and the secular rebels to discuss quietly how they might make a deal, with their Russian and American big brothers in attendance to smooth the path. The fighting in Syria will continue for many months, even if a joint front of the regime and the FSA is formed to drive out the foreign extremists and eliminate the native-born ones. In practice the end game will probably be even more ragged than that, with all sorts of local rebel groups trying to cut their own deals or holding out until the bitter end. But the final outcome has become clear, and it is no longer years away.


What the dickens is going on Dear Editor, I don’t want to offend anyone, but what the Dickens is going on? A little bird told me, actually it was a very happy and excited pigeon, that there is a plan afoot to have a beautiful bronze statue of Roy Bonisteel as the centrepiece of a tribute garden to be set up behind City Hall. The statue would only cost $139,000 if the land was donated, and the money would be raised by donations from the community, i.e. you and me. All of this was presented and passed at the last council meeting with very little advance notice to the community. Listen folks, after the Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy episodes, do you really think that this is the time to be building statues to former CBC journalists? What criteria should one use when deciding who should be honoured with a statue? As good a person Roy Bonisteel was, he wasn’t a war hero, a leading politician, or an honoured jurist: the type of people that generally are honoured with statues when they die. He was a recipient of the Order of Canada but after Conrad Black, Alan Eagleson, and Steve Fonyo is that still a big deal? He was a citizen court judge (a patronage appointment), and has many honourary degrees. His main claim to fame was his years of broadcasting on radio and television, as well as authoring several books ... and, I submit, his beautiful head

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of thick wavy white hair. I can’t think of any other recipient of the Order of Canada, jurist, or broadcaster that has been put on a pedestal in the recent past. That goes for politicians too, with the unfortunate exception of Jack Layton, who got there, it seems, in the rush of his supporters to raise him to sainthood before he could perform his first miracle. Wait, maybe getting the statue was the first miracle. Now, if it’s really necessary to have a statue in the tribute garden to honour a local personality, I suggest that we take a closer look at the qualifications of some of our other citizens. Being a military town, I’m sure that we probably have some serious contenders; people that have spent many years serving the country, the community, or humanity. I don’t want to boast, but I have some qualifications. I’d offer my name, but the last time I did, everybody laughed out loud. But I digress. What the Dickens is going on? Surely, for that kind of money, there’s some cancer detecting or fighting equipment that our hospital really needs and we can attach a memorial bronze plaque to it in Roy’s name. Bob Larocque, Brighton

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Justice prevails after NYC arrest By Stephen Petrick

Editorial - . A group of civil rights lawyers stood on the steps of New York’s City Hall on Wednesday, January 15 to celebrate victory in what they believe is the biggest class action lawsuit related to a political protest in the history of the United States. I read the coverage of this in American media last week with interest because I was one of the participants in this lawsuit. On the afternoon of August 30, 2004, I, along with about 1,200 other innocent people was arrested in Manhattan in one of a number of illegal sweeping arrests made by the New York Police Department. In these arrests, groups of protesters, journalists and passersby were indiscriminately lured into areas that were eventually surrounded by police, who handcuffed each person and dragged them off to a makeshift jail with decrepit conditions. The jail was an abandoned bus station. I ended up spending the night, sleeping on an oil-stained floor. The event happened amid one of the most politically intense weeks in modern U.S. history. Thousands of protesters had travelled to New York in response to the Republican National Convention that week. George W. Bush was seeking a second term as president and his cronies were gathered at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden for several days of self-congratulatory media-ops. But the event raised the ire of many Americans who had opposed the Iraq war and argued the self-described “war president” was capitalizing on the fear still gripping New Yorkers following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At the time, I was in between semesters of my photojournalism studies at Loyalist College. I travelled to New York to visit a friend, thinking I could photograph protests while there to boost my portfolio. I took the subway to the site of the former World Trade Center that day with no idea I was about to get arrested. I found a group of several hundred protesters who were about to walk to the Garden. As the group began to march, I attempted to rush to the front of the line, so I could photograph the group moving forward. Upon following a police officer’s orders to move onto a sidewalk I was arrested. Years later I participated in the deposition in a New York City law office and saw a video of myself crossing the street legally at a green light. From then on, I knew I had a pretty good chance of winning a settlement based on an unjustified arrest. After 30 hours in the slammer divided between this bus station and a police station jail downtown, I exited to the applause of human rights watchdogs who were waiting outside. I gave my name and email address to a legal team and stayed in touch with the group. The charges I was given of “obstructing traffic” and “refusal to move” were dropped when I attended a New York court a month later and accepted an “Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal.” That’s essentially an agreement that your case will close once you’ve gone six months without another arrest. After nearly a decade of legal warbling, mostly by NYPD lawyers who knew they would lose and therefore resorted to desperate attempts to delay the case, a settlement was reached. I’m not privy to all the details, but I’m reading in New York media that it’s costing New York City about $18 million; a number that represents the total sum of one large class action lawsuit, and several individual lawsuits plus legal fees. Journalists don’t normally participate in these types of lawsuits; our job is to report the news, not be part of it. However, I joined this lawsuit because I was not working for any media organization at the time and had nothing to lose by participating. If anything, it would teach me about the inner-workings of the American legal system and a give me a great story to tell. But, honestly, the biggest reason I joined was I thought it was important for the sake of democracy. I’m not normally one for conspiracy theories but I believe these arrests were made for the convenience of the Republican Party (the city was then being led by Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg). That’s a problem because police are supposed to protect the entire public; not just those from one political denomination. This lawsuit sends a message to the NYPD that’s it’s wrong to trample freedom of speech rights. And it’s a message other police forces in free democracies should take note of.  It’s too late for Toronto Police, who have since drawn criticism for similar massive arrests at the G20 summit in 2010, but maybe not too late for others. Upon returning home in 2004 I wrote a column about my experience to warn people about the dangers of attending a political protest. It ended with the line, “In the United States you can go to jail for exercising the freedom of speech the country goes to war to defend.” I’m writing this column because I feel obliged to update that statement. Perhaps in the United States you can still go to jail for exercising freedom of speech, but at least you can sue the pants off the police.   Stephen Petrick is a freelance journalist and communications specialist based in Belleville who contributes to Metroland Media as a reporter and editor. Advertising Consultant Jennet Honey 613-966-2034, ext 509

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HSC Speaker Series begins tonight By Richard Turtle

News – Regional – The Hastings Stewardship Council’s Winter Speaker Series begins this evening and, says council coordinator Matt Caruana, there are several notable presenters who will be providing insights into various land ownership and environmental issues. The speaker series, he explains, will cover topics ranging from wildlife and biodiversity to agriculture and gardening with tonight’s session featuring Trent University researcher and lecturer Dr. Linda Rutledge discussing the ecology and the hybridization of the Eastern Wolf. While some sessions will be of particular interest to farmers and landowners, Caruana notes, all are open to the public and anyone interested in the presentations is welcome to attend. The Speaker Series will be held at the Gerry Masterson Township of Thurlow Community Centre on Harmony Road in

Belleville, with each session beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations are gladly accepted and refreshments will be served Future sessions will be held on Thursday nights with the second presentation scheduled for Feb. 13, when A2A (Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaboration) President Emily Conger and Corporate Founder and CEO of The Land Between will discuss The Biodiversity Project. On February 27, a collaborative effort between the local chapter of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and the Hastings Federation of Agriculture will see OFA Vice President Don McCabe discuss OFA environmental concerns and the stewardship of soils. The midMarch timeslot has yet to be filled, Caruana says, with possible guest speakers currently being considered. The series wraps up on March 27, and will be of interest to gardeners

and horticulturalists of all descriptions, he notes, as Bea Heissler and Terry Sprague will focus on planting for wildlife. Past sessions have been well attended and organizers are anticipating more of the same in 2014. “They’ve been pretty successful,” Caruana says, noting that the council strives to create a Speakers Series with a range of topics of interest to both urban and rural residents. The past year has been a productive one, Caruana says, wrapping up with another successful Trenton Woodlot Conference which will mark its 25th anniversary in November of this year. The council supports tree planting programs, wildlife education, forest management and best agricultural practices to encourage the sustainable stewardship of the land and resources. For further information on the Winter Speaker Series, the woodlot conference or to learn more about the Hast-

Hastings Stewardship Council Coordinator Matt Caruana says this year’s Winter Speaker Series will cover topics ranging from wildlife to gardening. The first session is scheduled for tonight (Jan. 23) at 7 p.m. at the Gerry Masterson Township of Thurlow Community Centre. Photo: Richard Turtle

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Jim Harrison to run for mayor of Quinte West Quinte West – So far, the only applicant for mayor of this city is veteran councillor Jim Harrison of Murray Ward. Mayor John Williams has indicated he will not run again. “I have been councillor of Quinte West since amalgamation in 1998,” Jim says. He was previously deputy reeve of Murray Township. “I have always been interested in politics,” he says. “I represent the

urban and rural issues of the city.” Jim has served on the majority of the various committees in the city for the past two terms and as chair of the Public Works committee, as well as chair of Lower Trent Conservation and the Police Services Board. He is a fundraising volunteer with the Strong Kids program at the YMCA. Jim was elected to the board of directors of the Ontario Good Roads Association in 1999 and was continuously re-elected as the presi-

dent. “This organization supports municipal concerns with respect to the provincial and federal government,” Jim explains. Jim is a team player and a hard worker. He is a retired elementary school principal. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Trent University and a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto. He is married to Jane, a life-long resident of Murray Ward. They STORE HOURS: Mon to Fri 8am-10pm, Sat & Sun 8am-8pm

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“I have been running the canteen at the arena for nearly two seasons and I have started to witness different things that are hindering my business.”

as straws, napkins, cutlery, milk, ketchup etc.” Heather said she has recently put up a “No Outside Food” sign but people do not seem to be paying attention. “My hope is that people will understand that we are business like any other business and we would like to educate the people who use the arena toward understanding that we would be happy to provide them with what they need if they come to us and let us know what they want.” Heather said she is concerned that by constantly nagging her

customers about bringing in outside food her business will be hurt even further. “I have no control over the rest of the arena, and I don’t have a say in what goes on downstairs and it is difficult to prevent people from bringing outside food upstairs. Not only do I pay a monthly fee to run the canteen at the arena, I also clean the space, this means sweeping, cleaning windows, and removing the garbage once a week. This outside food is making my job harder with less profit. The responsibilities at the canteen go beyond just preparing food and

cleaning the area but often include courtesy; if you were to go to drink, it is just a known rule looking after the kids that run and a Bulls game or other arenas and I don’t get why people yell and make messes while their they always state no food or here think it’s any different.” parents are elsewhere. I have to supervise to make sure that they don’t hurt themselves or others which is something I don’t mind 10% Seniors doing but I am discouraged that our “Tweedites” would not want Discount to support the canteen; it feels like (PARTS ONLY) they don’t care while we have starting at $74.95 made an effort to improve the Oil Change $27.95 canteen from previous years. Environmental fee $2 not included • Snow tires “It is frustrating when I go out • Rims RTING STA n of my way to attempt to tell the sio en • Body/Susp AT • Alignments coaches and parents these things • Lifts • Leveling Kits when it should just be a common






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“I have been running the canteen at the arena for nearly two seasons and I have started to witness different things that are hindering my business,” said Heather. “I took quite a few different suggestions when we took over the canteen to oblige with people’s needs, but it seems that these efforts are not being rewarded. I witness every single day when I am open that someone brings in outside food into my space, a space I pay rent for. When someone brings in a coffee from outside, that is one less transaction, and my coffee pot is still full which means waste that comes out of my pocket. Not only do the parents bring in outside food, but the children do as well and proceed Heather Freyborg is the manager of the Tweed Arena canteen and is seen here starting what she hopes will be a very busy to use my condiments and supplies such Saturday with playoffs now underway. Photo: Scott Pettigrew


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As Nick grows it has become apparent that specialized equipment is necessary for a physically challenged teen and his family to manage each day successfully.

A big heartfelt THANK YOU to The DISABILITY SUPPORT TEAM (a nonprofit organization) owned by HARMONY HOMES - Tom & Nicole Streek, for heading up our bathroom accessibility renovation. Thanks also goes to Grampa Jim McInnes, Rob Constable, Taylor Constable, Wayne Levy, Jevan Dewal from DEWAL PLUMBING, Rusty from ALOTA TILE, Chuck Quick from WATSON BUILDING SUPPLIES, Chris Sherman from SHERMAN DRYWALL, QUINTE HOME HARDWARE, VANVARK ELECTRIC and BARDON SUPPLIES. More thanks to those that helped with the tracking installation: Mark Malone and Rob Cowell from MOTION SPECIALTIES in Belleville, John Korotki from JCK CONSTRUCTION, Nicole Vreeswyk and FIVE COUNTIES CHILDREN’S CENTRE, EASTER SEALS SOCIETY, BRIGHTON ROTARY CLUB and the BRIGHTON LIONS CLUB. Thanks also to our local community and surrounding areas for always embracing Nick and our family’s challenges.


News - Tweed - Heather Freyborg is the manager of the Tweed Arena’s canteen and she is frustrated that visitors are bringing outside food into the canteen area. The canteen is rented from the Municipality of Tweed on a yearly contract basis and is a family-run business, partnering with Kooly’s Restaurant on Victoria Street. Heather recently sent a letter to council asking for help with the issue and said she has so far had no contact from anyone there.


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One step closer to a Band Shell in Tweed

News – Tweed – An Infrastructure committee meeting was held January 15 at the municipal office in Tweed and one of the matters discussed by the committee was designating the area near the soccer pitch known as the “snow dump� for the purpose of putting on concerts this summer and building a band shell stage in the future. The idea was pitched to council back in September about eventually building a permanent band shell on the site. At this month’s infrastructure meeting a number of concerns came up mainly about future plans for hydro, sewer, fencing, parking and what the actual site boundaries would look like.


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The initial proposal was to have council invest in the site by matching funds raised but the impression is that it is not likely that council will fund this project. In light of this, the committee was asked if monthly concerts could be held at the snow dump site this summer to help fund the building of a band shell-stage. The Infrastructure committee agreed to send a two-fold recommendation to this month’s council meeting. The first part of that recommendation would give permission to use the site for 2014 for putting on concerts (given that council receives detailed plans for the shows) and the second recommendation would be an agreement “in principal only� that would designate the site for Tweed Music Festivals Inc. (TMFI) to develop and build a stage and band shell. If Tweed council passes the recommendations it clears the way for a “band shell committee� to form and apply for grants. The first year would see concerts

held at the site using a portable stage and the idea would be that funds earned from these shows would go toward having a permanent platform built and fencing installed at the site in the fall of 2014. The concerts would be coordinated with both Trudeau Park and the Tweedsmuir Tavern, so as not to compete with any shows they may be holding. Ownership of the site would be maintained by the Municipality of Tweed but managed by TMFI. The initial projections are to have the band shell-stage constructed and the grounds sculpted for sight lines as well as washrooms, a green room (dressing room and storage area), sound equipment and lights over a five-year period. All changes made at the site will first have to be approved by council. The hope is that these summer concerts along with government grants will be enough to pay for the construction. The idea of building this band shell-stage area is also to serve larger audiences than the Tweed

Park can hold or the Pavilion and the hope from organizers and TMFI is that they can work in partnership with the Tweed and Area Arts Council, service groups such as the Kiwanis and Lions Club as well as the summer Youth Theatre and share usage of the new facility with these and other groups. Lisa Lesage is president of the TMFI and in hearing the news about the Infrastructure recommendations said, “We are so excited to be able to bring even more music to the Village of Tweed and surrounding area. This town is extremely rich with talent in this area and we will now have a place to showcase what Tweed has been enjoying for years. This band shell will also allow us to bring in entertainment that is rare to see in a community as small as Tweed. “Tweed Music Festivals will be using any profits from the events that we bring to Tweed to develop the snow dump area into a band shell that the town of

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tions, the campaign raised over $28,600, a significant increase over last year. “We are thrilled with this year’s results,� said Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation. “Feed the Meter would not be such a success without the generous support of the people of who live in these communities. “It is very important that we remember how important nutrition is to student learning and how many students are attending school hungry.  Hastings and Prince Edward counties have the second highest rate of food insecurity in the province of Ontario.  You may not see it on the streets, but there are local families struggling every day to have enough food to eat and this campaign helps to minimize the impact of food insecurity for their children.  On behalf of students who rely on our programs, thank you to all who provided a donation through the downtown parking meters.� The proceeds of the Feed the Meter campaigns will be shared among all local schools Please see “Feed� on page 11


News – Belleville –  Mayor Neil Ellis presented a cheque for $9,855.45 to The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation at City Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The money represented donations to the foundation from Belleville’s holiday parking meter campaign.  Last month the partnership between Quinte West, Belleville, Prince Edward County and The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation was launched for the fifth year to raise funds to purchase food for local student nutrition programs.  As in past years, parking was free at the downtown meters throughout the month of December.  During that time, visitors and shoppers to the downtown areas were invited to continue putting money in the meters as a donation to Food for Learning – and donate they did.  In addition, symbolic parking meters were placed in key locations in the communities of Stirling and Bancroft, where members of those communities were invited to donate as well.  Overall, through donations and sponsorship contribu-

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that offer a student nutrition program through Food for Learning. The funds will remain in the communities where they were raised and will be used to purchase food and supplies for breakfast, snack and lunch programs. In addition to support from the Mayor and City Council, this fundraiser was also sup-

ported by the following sponsors in Belleville: Adecco Employment Services, Scotiabank, Kellogg’s, Paulo’s and Dinkel’s Restaurants, 95.5 Hits FM and Cool 100, The Greek Banquet Hall and Market High Advertising. The foundation thanks generous donations that assisted with the cost of producing

Suspect sought for failing to remain at scene News – Belleville – Belleville police are looking for a driver who struck a 78-year-old man who was crossing an intersection at Bridge and Everett streets on Jan. 18. Police say the man had to be taken to hospital with a lower leg injury after being hit by a small red car. The driver failed to remain at the scene. The incident took place at about 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information about the offending driver is asked to call Const. Brad Stitt of the Traffic Management Unit at 613-966-0882 ext. 2227 or Quinte Crime Stoppers.

the weather proof, durable signs placed on each meter. As a result of their contributions, 100 per cent of the funds collected will be used to purchase food for nutrition programs in schools throughout the region. In addition, donations to the

Feed the Meter campaign were also received at a community breakfast, generously provided by The Greek Council, of which all participating communities will share. Many students arrive at school with little or no nutritious food to

sustain them throughout the day. Through Food for Learning, children and youth have access to the healthy food they need to grow, thrive and achieve. Currently, 154 nutrition programs are offered in 75 schools and alternative educa-

tion sites in Hastings and Prince Edward counties. This school year, these programs will serve more than 750,000 meals and snacks to over 11,000 students.  The funds raised from Feed the Meter will help make this possible.

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United Way of Quinte surpasses $2 million fund-raising goal tion of what is needed in this community,” he said. He choked up at the end of his speech when he addressed spectators, saying “this is not about what the committee has done; it’s about what you have done.” Executive Director Judi Gilbert sported a wide smile practically all night, as she expressed her thanks to the community. Before announcing the total, she spoke to the impact United Way fundraising has. She said one in every three people in the Quinte area benefits from United Way fundraising. That equals about 55,000 people. She also noted that about 22,000 people rely on United Way food programs. That means the United Way must set lofty goals every year; a challenge made more difficult when the economy is slumping. “It was a tough campaign,” she said. “We’ve had plants that have closed and have had layoffs. Individual donations were down because of the economic environment we are in. But new workplaces came on board and new donors came on board and I think that speaks volumes to the volunteers that went out and sought out that new business.” The ceremony had plenty

of touching moments. The event opened with a personal story of triumph by Heather Barker, who spoke about how anyone can end up living in poverty and become reliable on social services. She spoke about being laid off from two jobs, going on Ontario Works and seeing her hydro cut off due to lack of money. However, she has since been able to get her life back on track through social

programs, including Second Career, which provides money for post-secondary education for underemployed people. She thanked the crowd for supporting the United Way, saying. “I’m encouraged by all of you here.” The night also included the presentation of the Volunteer of the Year award to Tim Bannon. As well, Proctor & Gamble manager Martin DeRome

was announced as the campaign chair for 2014. No fundraising goals for 2014 were announced last Tuesday, however United

Way representatives spoke of the importance of getting started early. “Take the energy you feel in this room and use

it to encourage others to get involved,” said Kim Egan, Chairwomen of the United Way’s Board of Directors.


News – Belleville – Supporters cheered wildly as United Way of Quinte campaign organizers announced they not only met but passed their $2 million fundraising goal for 2013. The campaign raised a record total of $2,039,723; a number that was unveiled at the end of an uplifting video for those who attended an achievement celebration at the Empire Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The event was a chance for United Way representatives to thank volunteers, past chairs and, of course, donors to the campaign which supports numerous social programs and services in Belleville, Quinte West, Central Hastings, North Hastings, Deseronto and Prince Edward County. The money was raised at special fundraisers hosted by local businesses and groups throughout the year. Campaign Chairman David Brown fought back tears as he thanked the community for supporting the United Way. He said recent “economic pressures, plant closures and job losses” have increased the need for the United Way to raise funds. “Two million dollars represents only a frac-

Food For Learning donation Kellie Brace, centre, who is Coordinator of the Food For Learning program for Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, made a trip to Marmora on January 16 to accept a cheque for $3,000 from TD Canada Trust, represented by Michelle Brown, the Branch Manager of Customer Service, and Branch Manager, Kathi McBride. This is the sixth consecutive year that the bank has made such a donation, which will see $1,000 go to each of the three local schools for their breakfast programs. Said Brace following the presentation “Knowing that the Hastings and Prince Edward region has the second highest rate of food insecurity in the Province of Ontario, the need for food programs at schools continues to be obvious and this donation will certainly have an impact on the students in Marmora and will ensure that they will have access to the nutrition they need to maximize their learning. Thank you to TD Bank for six years of support.” Photo: Judy Backus


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learning different things with others. Jesseca = 4-H means having an experience to meet new friends and have amazing new experiences. Sara – 4-H means to me is making new friends and learning and doing things I thought I would never do, Paige – 4-H to me is EXTREME happiness! It also means a place for me to have fun and meet amazing people Erika – Learning things that I will need to know. 4-H is for people to make friends, have fun and to learn to do different things in each club.

4-H is a grassroots organization of leaders building leaders. 4-H emphasizes the importance of looking at the big picture that youth need to see beyond them and focus on how their actions Our fundraising dinner for the club is on February affect their relationships, their community, the 8th. Details to follow. We are cooking lasagna, environment and society as a whole. cheese bread, and Caesar salad. We are hosting This belief is reflected in the 4-H pledge, said at this dinner at The Core in downtown Belleville. the beginning of every 4-H meeting and event. Come and join us! The 4-H pledge encourages a balanced lifestyle As reported by Sarah Kay (intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual), and reminds participants to aim to be a good What is 4-H to you was ask to some Life Skills friend, mentor, community member and citizen. Members. Ally – 4-H is like an extended family and a great 4-H is based on a “Learn to do by Doing” philosophy. Members aged 9-21 and volunteer place to make new friendsRobyn - 4-H means doing different things and leaders come together to create a 4-H club, where

members learn about a selected topic through learning, development of life skills and leadership, and a focus on community involvement makes hands-on activities and mentorship. the 4-H program unique. 4-H activities and clubs are structured to develop leadership skills including public “4-H IS COMMUNITY BUILDING IN ITS speaking, communication, decision making, MOST SINCERE SENSE …VOLUNTEERS parliamentary procedure, meeting management LEARNING AND GUIDING YOUTH TO and networking, while also educating members EXPLORE AND GAIN KNOWLEDGE IN about the club subject matter. These leadership REAL, PRACTICAL WAYS.” and life skills, equip 4-H participants to reach MENTORSHIP their full potential, becoming conscious and 4-H volunteers encourage peer-to-peer contributing citizens. collaboration. The wide age range of 4- members The 4-H club is a safe environment that fosters a natural mentorship approach. Older fosters personal growth and development, 4-H members take leadership roles to encourage and encourages team collaboration, peer to peer teach the younger members. Members typically support and independent learning. Leaders guide guild lasting friendships and learn to look to members through activities, yet provide them each other for support and knowledge. with the freedom to make their own mistakes The mutual learning, growth and development and assist one another in the learning process. that occurs for both the member and volunteer To supplement learning that occurs at the club is an amazing benefits of 4-H. While 4-H strives level, 4-H provides provincial and national to develop leadership and life skills in youth, opportunities, enabling members to further club leaders also come away feeling the benefit. expand their knowledge and horizons. Camps, Volunteers have the opportunity to watch the conferences and exchanges are available in members they work with grow and develop. which 4-H members and young 4_H alumni Seeing youth develop leadership skills and gin may participate, many camps and conferences an understanding of how they can affect their are open to all interested youth—not just 4-H community and country is an excellent reward. members and participants. If you are interested in becoming a member or a 4-H works to provide a safe and welcoming Volunteer in the Hastings 4-H Association please environment for all youth. The 4-H approach to contact:

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Mill pond hockey tourney returning to Stirling By Richard Turtle

Sports – Stirling – The ice cleaning crews have already started work on the mill pond and organizers are busily preparing for the Fourth Annual StirlingRawdon Mill Pond Hockey Tournament next month. Organizer Dave Brandt says plans are well underway for the February 8 four-on-four showdown with plenty of interest from players and spectators alike. With nearly all of the 16 available slots already filled by teams who have competed in previous years, Brandt says it is shaping up to be another well-attended event with plenty of familiar faces. “It’s looking really good right now,” he says, adding he has little doubt a full complement of teams will be registered long before tournament day. Teams made up of about six players will face off on five different rinks on the mill pond in the same four-on-four format

that has been used in the past. Teams play without goalies, using a shortened net and a strategy to keep the puck low. Helmets are mandatory and equipment is encouraged. Games begin at 8 a.m. with the day’s competition expected to wrap up by about 4 p.m. with all teams guaranteed four games. Teams will play in competitive and non-competitive divisions. “We’ve had a lot of interest,” Brandt adds, noting it is not only the players who are looking forward to the return of the annual tournament. Spectators too have been eagerly anticipating the return of what Brandt says is becoming an annual ritual. Stirling-Rawdon Council also endorsed the annual event, agreeing at their most recent regular meeting to close a section of Mill Street along the pond for the duration of the tournament as in previous years. Last year, and with two success-

ful years behind them, local organizers were again treated to near ideal conditions and perfect temperatures that helped create what many agreed were the best conditions possible for outdoor hockey. Skies were overcast and the temperature settled comfortably below freezing and despite nearby heavy snowfalls, there were only light flurries that were cleared by volunteers throughout the day. A highlight last year was when members of the organizing committee, responsible for many of the activities leading up to the community’s successful Hockeyville bid, were on hand for the tournament as well as the presentation of a cheque for $159,000 to arena board members. And while there are no big cheque presentations planned this time around, competitive teams will be vying for a $200 championship prize with the runner-up awarded a $150 payday. Win-

The Stirling-Rawdon Mill Pond Hockey Tournament is returning in February and organizers have already received registration forms (available on the municipal website) for nearly all of the available competitive and non-competitive slots. The games will run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on February 8. Photo: Richard Turtle

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U16 Batawa Bandits perform well on slalom course

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Caroline Burchat with a combined two run time of one minute 48.92 seconds putting her in 9th spot. Georgian Peaks dominated the women’s Slalom taking over the podiums top three spots. “This was a great Slalom course



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Centre Hastings Grizzlies playoff report Novice Sports - The Danford Construction Novice Grizzlies are off to a great start in the first round of the OMHA playoffs, after two wins this weekend. The Grizzlies started their playoff run in Keene on Saturday, where they faced the Otonabee Wolves. Although Otonabee opened the scoring early in the first period, the Grizzlies were quick to gain control and won the game 8 - 2. Scoring for the Grizzlies was Nick Oke with five goals, Ty Therrien with a pair and Ben Danford with a single. Adding helpers on the goals was Therrien (3),

Carson VanAllen (2), Jacob Heard (2), Aaron McMaster and Danford. Jackson Croskery was steady between the pipes to get the win. In game two at home on Sunday, the Grizzlies scored three goals in each period to win the game 9 - 3. Scoring for the Grizzlies was Nick Oke (5), Ty Therrien (3), and Ben Danford. Assists in this game went to Sam Fluke (2), Jacon Heard (2), Carson VanAllen, Owen Cassidy, Ben Danford and Zachary Kennedy. Samuel Gale, Ben Danford and Sam Fluke were spectacular on defense during the game, limiting the

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Lamain had solid first runs that could have seen them place in or close to the top 10 if their second run had been as consistent.” The course had become very rutted for many of the men by the time they into their second run. “Realistically with such a large U-16 group when the men hit the course for their second run the course had already seen over 200 racers go down it, says Wannamaker. “It becomes very chewed up and rutty but you just

have to learn to ski and cope with the changing environment to get to that podium. I think that why when a racer is in the top 30, it’s great when its top 10. It’s just awesome.” Picking up some Alpine Ontario points with some solid runs for the boys were Taylor Russet in 20th place and Eric Cholasta picked up 26th place. Cobe Stoll crashed at the end of his second run but will be back with the rest of the team when the head off to Beaver Valley for their second of three slalom races.

Wolves to very few shots on net. Game three of the series will be played next Saturday in Keene, with game four back in Marmora on Sunday at 1:30. Atoms The MacDonald’s Atom A Grizzlies jumped out of the gate in the 2013-14 playoff race by taking the first two games from a talented team from Douro. The Grizzlies travelled to Douro on Friday in the opening game and thanks to a goal by Marek Skalba, led 1 - 0 after the first period. Captain Kellen Dostaler scored a pair of dazzling shorthanded goals in the second to give his team a 3 - 1 lead and veteran defenseman Carter Cassidy fired a beautiful shot from the point to put the Griz up 4 - 1. Douro, who finished first in division two this season, made things interesting in the third by scoring two more goals, but the Grizzlies managed to hold them off in the final minutes to preserve the 4 - 3 victory. On January 19th, the

Grizzlies welcomed Douro to Marmora and once again jumped out to an early lead. Cassidy and Jack Sandford scored for the Griz thanks to assists by Phoenix Smith (2), Skalba, and Ben Bailey. Douro refused to back down and once again, scored two goals in the third to tie the game. The Grizzlies needed a hero and Cassidy responded with an absolute riffle shot from the point with just over a minute left in the game to seal the victory for the home team. Goaltender Anna Belle Phillips showed once again why she is the cream of the crop in the league by making several breathtaking saves throughout the game. Game three will take place on Friday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Douro. If necessary, game four will be in Madoc at 2:30 on Saturday. Good luck and safe travels to the Mac’s Milk Bantam Grizzlies who will be competing in the International Silverstick tournament in Forest, Ontario this weekend.

home game this week and game three in the county. Midget BB The Rollins Building Cen-

tre Midgets are well into their first round series with the Kings. Check the website for more up to date information.

The McConnell Funeral Home Grizzlies advance Sports - The McConnell Funeral Home Peewee Grizzlies opened their first round of playoffs against the Otonabee Wolves. The Grizzlies started the series at home in Marmora and they came ready to play. The Grizzlies took the Wolves off guard in the first period scoring four goals. In the second period the Grizzlies kept up the pressure netting two more goals while the Wolves scored one. In the third period the Grizzlies let up and ran into penalty trouble and both teams scored twice. At the final buzzer the Grizzlies had won with a score of 8 - 3. Owen McMaster was solid between the pipes. Game two saw the Grizzlies on the road and in the Wolves’ home arena. The Grizzlies were upset with their third period lapse in game one and were determined to play a solid game. The Grizzlies came out flying and controlled the play with their skating and passing. The score after the first two periods was 10 - 0 with the Grizzlies netting five goals in each period. The Grizzlies did not have a lapse in the third period this

time as they kept up the pace. In the third period the Wolves showed their frustration taking several undisciplined penalties and game ejections. The Grizzlies did not let that bother them as they bulged the twine four more times making the final score 14 to 0 and giving Hayden Hammock the shutout. With game three back on the Grizzlies’ ice, the team was excited to play in front of their hometown crowd. With the Wolves facing elimination they were determined not to go down without a fight. The Grizzlies took to the ice with a purpose and continued their strong team play scoring twice in the first period. The Grizzlies notched another goal in the second making it 3 - 0 after two periods. In the third period the Grizzlies scored another two goals as they won the game 5 to 0. Hayden Hammock earned his second shutout of the series. With the win the Grizzlies advance to the next round where they will face the Douro Dukes. Stay posted for upcoming games and come out and cheer on your Grizzlies!

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Sports - With the OMHA playdowns underway please visit the website for all your teams’ home and away games Come on out and support your Stirling Blues! Novice BB The Amer Sports Novice team is competing in an EOMHL round robin series and continue Sat. Jan. 25 at home vs. the Port Hope Phantoms. Atom BB The Cooney Farms Atom team faces the Prince Edward County Kings and is down one game heading into their home game Friday, Jan. 24 at 7:45 p.m. Atom AE Deerhaven Farm & Garden Atom AE’s fought hard against a fast Port Hope Phantoms team and closed the gap in all three games losing Celebrating Cameron Keay’s goal for the Stirling Lions Club Peewee AE Blues are Riley Thompson and the final game 4 - 3 in overtime. The team takes a strong Joseph Pignoli. Photo: Submitted

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Lifestyle – Warkworth – A dialogue about death, in what is now a global phenomenon, is coming here with the launch of Death Café Northumberland. “The object of a Death Café is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” Those are the words of Barb Phillips, founder of a group called “Last Breath” whose mandate is “to educate and support the opening of conversation about death and dying.” For Phillips, “It’s about bringing consciousness to a topic that has been taboo in North America.” A Thanadoula (or Death Midwife) who serves the dying and their families, Phillips and like-minded friends will be hosting a Death Café next month near Warkworth, followed by one in Brighton and one in Cobourg. A director with the first residential Hospice in Northumberland County, The Bridge Hospice in Warkworth, she views the Death Café as an opportunity to “talk about death, to share thought provoking, engaging and life affirming conversation in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere enjoying tea, coffee and treats.”

The Death Café in Campbellford will be the first of a series of six to be held this year. And they are free. Phillips noted that a Death Café is a discussion group about death rather than a grief support or counselling session. Phillips’ personal experience, being part of the end-of-life time for “a dear friend” led to asking some difficult questions such as what is it you want for your funeral, where do you want it, who do you want there to preside and more. “When we were in the palliative care unit in the hospital in his last week of life I can remember thinking here is the cathartic moment,” she said. “I was sitting looking at him on a December afternoon and thinking this is an incredible event that I am sitting here and experiencing and being privileged to be a part of and I need to know more about this because I am feeling the humanness of this experience and I was asking myself am I equipped to be present here,” she said. “Let’s start planning now, let’s start having the conversations now.” Phillips talked about “taking Death Café Northumberland is an opportunity for people to talk about death and dying in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Barb Phillips, founder of a group ownership of grief.” called “Last Breath” whose mandate is “to educate and support the opening of conversation about death and dying,” talked with the Trent Hills Indepen-

Please see “Global phenomenon” page B2 dent about the Death Cafés to be held in Warkworth, Brighton and Cobourg. Photo: Sue Dickens

Long-time maple syrup producers honoured By Jack Evans

Lifestyles - Good things are on the horizon for maple syrup producers, including those in the Quinte district, experts told the annual information day for the Quinte Local of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association. The meeting held Friday in Tyendinaga Township Hall in Melrose, drew about 100

producers from across the sprawling area which runs from Campbellford to Kingston. Also attending were representatives and their displays from several major maple production equipment dealers. The good news, referred to by several speakers, is the onset of selling pasteurized sap as a canned or bottled beverage, following

recent official approvals for such a product. Other good news is the fact that there are millions of more tapable maple trees, mostly on crown lands, that Ontario producers may be able to negotiate for. Talks are already underway. A regular visitor to past Quinte Local Please see “long-time maple syrup” page B2

George and Alice Potter (left) received recognition awards for their long service to the maple syrup industry from Ray Bonenberg, on behalf of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association and Chris Koopmans (not in the photo), on behalf of the Quinte Local of the association. The long-time operators of Sandy Flats sugar bush near Warkworth announced their retirement after having sold the farm. Bonenberg, of the Renfrew area, is president of the Ontario association and Koopmans, of Waupoos in Prince Edward County, was re-elected president of the Quinte Local at the annual meeting Friday. Photo: Jack Evans

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She is also a woman with a passion to “reempower, reclaiming the time honoured rite of passage for family directed home funerals,” and offers workshops and presentations on that topic. In her role as a Thanadoula, she is hoping to affect a shift in the way society views end of life, death and dying, from something to be avoided, to something which is to be welcomed as a lifeenhancing experience. “I strongly believe that it’s about families and individuals taking back control of how they grieve,

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information days, Ray Bonenberg, president of the provincial association, praised the work of the Quinte local and gave a report on new developments in the industry across Canada and the United States. Counting maples on crown lands, Bonenberg commented: “We have more maples than Quebec has. There’s a lot of potential to grow our industry.” He reminded that the longhorn beetle pest, while cut back, remains a serious threat as a new outbreak has been discovered. Dr. Brenda Murphy of Sir Wilfred Laurier University, an agricultural expert, commented on the “huge contribution” by maple syrup producers to general rural “sustainability” by preserving and enhancing forest cover and habitat. Both Bonenberg and newly re-elected president of the Quinte Local Chris Koopmans presented achievement awards to prominent long-time producers George and Alice Potter. The Potters have now formally retired, having sold their famous

Sandy Flats sugar bush to Derek and Angela van Stam, they announced. Many years ago, the Potters pioneered a maple syrup festival based at their Warkworth area farm – an event which grew rapidly with widespread community and Northumberland County participation into one of the major maple festivals in Ontario. Expressing thanks for the awards, Alice Potter told about how much they had enjoyed their many years as maple syrup producers, several major provincial awards and fellowship with other producers. “We’re going to remain as associate members,” she said. Marc Curle of Campbellford, one of the local’s representatives to OMSPA, described projects underway to enhance benefits to association members. Despite some recognized ice damage, particularly in Prince Edward County, field experts said last year was a good growing year for the trees. Those trees that show ice damaged can still be tapped, but not as intensively as normal, said Todd Leuty.

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Why refurbish Darlington when there’s cheap power available alone. After a long spell of opposition whining about the high salary Strong earned of $400,000 per year, he made the extraordinary offer of working the last year for the sum of one dollar. Shortly after when Conservative Mike the Knife rose to power, he appointed his campaign manager to the job for $1 million per year, and once again started stuffing hacks and bagmen into the management. Forward to present day where six per cent of those employed at OPG make over $100,000 and ten per cent are related to one another or live

together, some never bothering with job applications. OPG under the Liberal government is now asking for a 30 per cent rate increase for its nuclear power generators. Forty-three per cent of the rate increase in 2012 was due to nuclear subsidies. A large part of my Hydro bill over the years has gone for nuclear cost overruns, expensive refits, and the stranded debt. Pickering was amortized over 45 years only to find the calandrias needed re-tubing after only 15-20 years at a cost of $1 billion each. And so it goes.

Wyley longs for the original June Cleaver

Dear Editor, That was a great article last week by our geezer-in-training, editor Terry Bush. That lad has real potential, capturing the angst of anyone over fifty and from a small community. Where did we go wrong? Which generation dropped the ball leading to helicopter parents and thumb-enhanced, overweight, entitled little amoeboids? My wife says it was the metaphorical moment when June Cleaver decided she wanted to go to work and the kids could go to daycare and fend for themselves. A guy can’t criticize the ladies’ decision to take early leave of the house and kitchen without looking like a sexist, dominant, mouth-breathing male pig. So by and large guys didn’t, and don’t. But, I say, maybe, just maybe, if Ms. Cleaver

had decided to stay home until the kids were older, families wouldn’t need two cars, cable and internet, three giant TVs, and every kid over four wouldn’t need a cell phone and an iPad. They might like to play games in unstructured circumstances, (what? a pick-up game of ball or hockey or soccer or tag?) And kids might want to walk and run, swim without crouching endlessly behind a motorized bouncing tube, and ride a bike for miles and miles with their friends. Peanut allergies and diabetes might be less prevalent, and eleven-year-old girls might not be quite so “developed”. Just saying. “Wait, ooch, ouch, get back June; stop hitting me with that $250 purse!” Wyley Canuck aka Ken Leavens, Stirling

Not quite book burnings, but close Dear Editor, My mother-in-law claims Prime Minister Stephen Harper wears a wig. To no avail I have tried to persuade her that despite the fact his coif always looks perfect, never a cowlick to be seen, it is simply the high-priced image consultant he keeps by his side at all times that insures his uniformity. Steve understands the importance of image. Every time he appears in public it is a well-orchestrated bit of acting for the cameras. Chances are we will never know what it costs us to keep Steve’s hair under control but there were some insights last week as to what it costs us to keep him alive. Three reports in a row on CBC’s national news got me thinking beyond the cost of Steve’s travelling beauty parlor. First came his predictably hollow claim for protection of his beloved taxpayers’ dollar. To realize their claimed savings Conservatives decided to throw seven libraries full of historical research done by the Department of Oceans and Fisheries into the dumpster. Scientists were once again appalled at this blatant destruction of the baseline data they need to understand how our lakes and rivers are faring today compared to several decades ago. Studies from the 1960s and 1970s pertaining to the proposed Mackenzie Valley pipeline, which have never been digitized to make them available online, were shown the door. Over breakfast this morning when I asked a friend, who holds

a Masters Degree in Marine Biology, why the Conservatives would destroy all of this research paid for by Canadians since the 1880s, the answer was, “When Conservatives are trying to get an oil pipeline through the Rockies approved they don’t want that kind of historical empirical evidence coming up when they are fast tracking the environmental assessment phase of their plans. They are willing to destroy anything that might stand in their way of selling all of the tar sands oil as fast as they can.” Conservatives claim they will save $430,000 annually by destroying these archives. Dr. Peter Wells, an adjunct professor and research fellow at the International Ocean Institute at Dalhousie University in Halifax nailed it on the head when he told the Globe & Mail, “I see this situation as a national tragedy, done under the pretext of cost savings, which, when examined closely, will prove to be a false motive. A modern democratic society should value its information resources, not reduce, or worse, trash them.” Harper’s security was next on the news after a pair of climate change activists, craftily disguised as waiters for Steve’s closed-door session with the Vancouver Board of Trade, popped up behind him on stage holding hand-written signs protesting the Conservatives’ attitude towards the environment. Considering it costs taxpayers over $20 million per year to protect him, this appeared to

be a rather big hole in a very expensive security apparatus. Reports indicated security costs for the Prime Minister have risen from about $10 million annually in 2006 to $20 million today. Of course this included the 2013 bill for $1,061,448 to ship his armoured limo to India in the C-17 Globemaster and the $45,000 tab we taxpayers picked up for him to watch the Yankees play baseball in Manhattan on Labour Day 2012. Now comes Justice Minister Peter McKay’s announcement he is going to spend four million of our tax dollars on advertising to convince the schoolyard bully that moving his bullying onto the Internet is not a smart move. But bullies are not smart. Our four million tax dollars are actually just another Conservative “Tough on Crime” advertising campaign using our dollars as they manoeuvre to hold onto power in the 2015 election. When you consider the very negative ads Conservatives dropped on Justin Trudeau as soon as he was elected leader of the Liberals one might think the schoolyard bully might be taking lessons from the masters on Parliament Hill. My only regret last week was that our brave young female protestor did not lean over and run her fingers through Steve’s hair. But in Harper’s world that might be a serious enough crime for her to do some mandatory time in one of his many new prison cells. Alan Coxwell, Stirling

Darlington should be scrapped rather than carry on the same old game. Water generated power in Quebec can be bought for half the cost of that generated at a refurbished Darlington, assuming that the project’s cost estimates are anywhere near the final cost. This would likely be a first. The lines to carry power from Quebec exist; the offer is on the table; all that is needed is for the politicians to say no to their nuclear friends, if they can. We could, of course, produce much more hydro-generated power

here in Ontario with small hydraulic units installed at existing dams. They would be closer to end-users and make the grid more flexible during power outages. With advise and specialized assistance from Hydro One staff, local municipalities would be less prone to falling into the techno traps experienced by Bancroft Power. There is, after all, only one taxpayer for all levels of public servants from municipal, provincial to federal levels of government. They are all OUR employees. Paul Whittaker, Gilmour

Just another misinformed celebrity Dear Editor, The late Scott Young was once a wellinformed sports columnist for the Toronto Globe and when I knew him he always expressed pride in the musical talents of his son Neil. However, I’m not sure how proud Scott would be of Neil’s deceitful view on environmental politics. First of all, Neil is no longer Canadian and hasn’t been a resident for half a century, living instead in one of the world’s smoggiest cities, so he is hardly in position to be critical of one of major catalysts of the Canadian economy. Neil Young started his career and honed his rocker skills in two-bit booze joints along Yonge Street in Toronto. Now that he’s a multi-millionaire he’s suddenly opposed to the capitalist system, leading a campaign against big oil even though the oil sands employ thousands of young Canadians and is one of Canada’s most valuable economic resources.

All this even though Young has to plead guilty of being an original capitalist. If Young is so concerned about the so-called carbon imprint on the world maybe he should stay in his native California and cure some of the bigger environmental problems there. Los Angeles is one of the smoggiest cities in the world. I’ll start taking him seriously when he takes his show on the road in Saudi Arabia, Venezuela or Russia to shout his disdain for oil. Until then he should keep his hypocrisy to himself. Young insults our intelligence by surrounding himself with the usual suspects, a few First Nations people and environmental fraud David Suzuki, figuring that’s all the facade he needs to fool most of the public. Stick to rock and roll, Mr. Young, because your progressive politics is a little too obvious. Rolly Ethier, Campbellford

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Dear Editor, In the recent exposure of excessive management with dubious work at Ontario Power Generation or OPG, we are back to the past. In the days of William Davis, Ontario Hydro was always a cushy job position for party hacks and cronies, yet not quite so blatant as now. When the NPD was elected and Maurice Strong was given the job as Chairman of Hydro, he set about getting rid of the overstaffed middle and upper management while leaving the boots on the ground (those who do the work)

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us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” Next to the museum was a children’s area, where youngsters could play on a pig teeter-totter, travel on a pig train, or ride on a pig toy. Adults would perhaps enjoy the pig-themed beer garden, where they could view pig sculptures and art (including comic sketches of pigs drinking You’ll find a great variety of pigs in this museum. beer) while enjoying a cool brew at the end of their museum visit. Along with this discovery of the largest pig museum in the world came other ‘insights’ including the ever-moving elevator that I found in City Hall. This old elevator does not stop when it reaches a floor. Rather, it’s constantly on the move, so I had to time my leap on and off and I learned that once one catches on to its speed and movement, it’s easy, so the elevator is often used by the employees. I also found two statues of Wilhelm I in Stuttgart but they were not of the same man! The one statue was of Emperor Wilhelm I and the other was of King Wilhelm I and they lived in different centuries. Yet another discovery was how the city of Stuttgart got its name. It’s from “Stuotengarten”, meaning stud horse farm. It’s said that Duke Luidolf of Swabia founded a horse farm here in 950 and that the Old Palace was built to defend/protect it. Thus, the city’s name and coat of arms (with a black horse on its hind legs) is derived from this stud farm and that also explains the Porsche emblem as well for it also has this Stuttgart horse (since Stuttgart is the home base of Porsche). By the way, the Porsche symbol’s background shield with the red and gold quarters, apparently is derived from the coat of arms of Wurttemberg, for Stuttgart had been the capital of the state of Wurttemberg prior to the consolidation of West Germany in 1949. With this reference to Porsche, I’ve moved the conversation to cars, so I can mention yet another rather unique phenomenon I found in another car museum, the MercedesBenz Museum, where there were racing simulators set up. There were warnings posted that these were not to be used by anyone afraid of dark, enclosed places, were pregnant, had a pacemaker, or had experienced a whiplash incident and there was a long lineup of eager schoolchildren ready to go! You’ll find over 2,000 piggy banks in this museum.


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Lifestyles - When I visited Stuttgart, Germany, I checked out the usual tourist attractions which included an exploration of the city centre with its eye-popping Palace Square (Schlossplatz), its crowded pedestrian-only shopping street (Koenigstrasse) and its spectacular overview from the summit of the Clock Tower (in the Hauptbahnhof/train station). I also, of course, visited its two very popular car museums: the Porsche and the Mercedes-Benz Museums (which I’ve previously written about). However, I also discovered some other rather strange, unique attractions to add to this list and perhaps the most intriguing of them all was the largest pig museum in the world. If you’re ‘into’ pigs, then put Stuttgart’s Schweine Museum on your list of places to visit, for it’s the ultimate porcine experience. It contains well over 40,000 pig artifacts and paraphernalia in 25 themed rooms on two floors and it’s quite a sight. I found this unique museum housed in what used to be a slaughterhouse and it now glorifies the pig. What a turnaround! There’s a history of the pig and a great variety of art and objects that feature the pig. However, I also found a restaurant on the premises, offering several pork specialties. I visited the “golden pig room” where a massive, golden, rotating pig sculpture was displayed. I also checked out the “piggy bank room” with its more than 2,000 piggy banks. I also saw a “divine swine” section, and rooms of stuffed pigs, pig art, pig figurines, pig coffee mugs and antique collectors items. There was even a room dedicated to pigs and sex dubbed the “pig porn room”. Everything you ever wanted to know about the pig but were afraid to ask! One of the piggy banks dated from the 13th century, and one of the many quotations on display on the museum’s walls was by Sir Winston Churchill: “I like pigs. Dogs look up to



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Barbara E. Steele

January 5th, 1930 - January 21st, 2013

I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new I thought about you yesterday and days before that too, I think of you in silence I often speak your name All I have are memories and your picture in a frame Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part God has you in His keeping I have you in my heart.



- The Steele Family & The Parr Family

Suddenly at home on Saturday, January 11, 2014 in his 76th year. Dear brother to Margaret Clarke, Marvin Lockhart, Joyce (Ed) Harwood and predeceased by brothers; Morris, twin brother Donald. Doug will be remembered by all his nieces, nephews and extended family. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Arrangements in care of Weaver Family Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Warkworth. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #380 Warkworth or charity of your choice. Online guest book & condolences at


Dorathy Clarey of Colborne is turning 90!

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THOMPSON, HARRY EARL At the Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, January 16th, 2014, age 85 years. Harry Thompson of Brighton, son of the late Earl Thompson and the late Kate (Becking). Loving husband of Hilda (Perry). Dear father of Richard Thompson of Toronto, Glen Thompson of Oshawa, and Becky Thompson of Toronto. Predeceased by his sons, Daniel and Perry. Brother of Harvey Thompson of Brighton, Douglas Thompson and his wife Maxine of Belleville, and David Thompson and his wife Mauna Lynn of Teeswater. Predeceased by his sister Marjorie Chisholm. Sadly missed by his seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Brighton Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 from 12 o’clock noon. Service to follow in the funeral home at 1 o’clock. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton. Those wishing to make donations in Harry’s memory are asked to consider Save the Children, Canada.




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BRIGHTON main floor apartment, 2 bdrm, eat-in kitchen, deck, parking & lawn. Fridge, stove, new paint & flooring. Utilities included. $850. Non smoker, no pets. Available immediately. Phone 613-475-4652.

TRENTON - Avail March 1, 2014. 3 bdrm, 2 bath house for rent. Large fenced backyard w/shed. Wet bar with bar fridge. Kaladar; Three bedroom Appliances not included. apt., fridge and stove, $1100.00 + Utilities. Kenutilities extra, $550 per mau ltd. 613-392-2601 month, first and last required. Call 613-336-9429. Marmora- 1 bedroom apartment. Quiet, modern, mature building. Laundry, fridge, stove, dishwasher. Great location. Mail delivery. Balcony and parking. $ 7 0 0 + / m t h (613)472-2667.

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All claims against the estate of Leonard Charles Heath, formerly of the Municipality of Marmora & Lake, County of Hastings, who died on or about 03 January 2014, must be filed with the undersigned estate solicitor on or before 07th February 2014, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice. DATED at Stirling this 10th day of January 2014. Maureen McKay - Estate Trustee by her Solicitor, Brad Comeau BRAD COMEAU PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, LAW OFFICE, 33 MILL STREET, P.O. BOX 569, STIRLING, ON K0K 3E0 Ph: 613-395-3397, Fx: 613-395-3398 HELP WANTED





NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All claims against the estate of Kenneth Earl Armstrong, late of Madoc, in the Municipality of Centre Hastings, County of Hastings, who died on or about 01 December 2013, must be filed with the undersigned estate solicitor on or before 14th February 2014, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice. DATED at Stirling this 23rd day of January 2014. by the Estate Solicitor, Brad Comeau BRAD COMEAU PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, LAW OFFICE, 33 Mill Street, P.O. Box 569, Stirling, ON K0K 3E0 Ph: 613-395-3397, Fx: 613-395-3398



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


Must have the following: 5 - 10 Years’ Experience as a Site Supervisor Red Seal Certification – Welder, Millwright or Fitter Valid Driver’s License with Clean Record Proven Leadership Ability Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills We are looking for results oriented people who have in-depth knowledge of the trades and who are capable of assuming bottom line responsibilities in the pursuit of excellence and delivery.

Our environment is fast paced and results driven. Our team is energetic, intelligent and hardworking. Our company places a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day. What’s In It For You • Health and Dental Benefits • Training and Other Tools and Resources for Success • Advancement Opportunities • Competitive Salary • Profit Sharing APPLY AT: or fax your resume to: 613-283-8649 no later than February 14, 2014 We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Manager Metroland East – Smiths Falls

THE POSITION • Reporting into the Regional General Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for the Phone Book division serving 23 markets in Ontario, the Smiths Falls Record News, Kemptville Advance, Perth Courier, and the Almonte / Carleton Place Canadian Gazette. Successful candidate will lead our sales teams, represent Metroland in the Community, and meet company standards for profitability and editorial excellence. Candidate will also focus their team on new regional objectives set out by the Regional Publisher such as digital strategies, specialty publications, and website audience enhancement. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop, implement and manage strategies to meet and exceed YTD performance goals and objectives as well as maximize market potential in all business segments/divisions. • Develop and execute aggressive sales and marketing strategies across the Phonebook division, all 4 newspapers and the regional websites. • Day to day management of the division to achieve the operating plan including financial, digital, editorial, circulation, and administrative budgets/plans by implementing management controls which monitor performance and by taking corrective action when areas of non-performance is identified. • Assist the Regional General Manager and Regional Publisher in the development of strategic plans that clearly identifies objectives, strategies, priorities and new innovative opportunities in this division • To maximize community and reader involvement through timely, creative and accurate reporting of news happenings in a style and manner that adheres to Editorial standards • To monitor the distribution system to ensure accurate and timely delivery of company products and inserts • Identifies and develops new business opportunities to attain and exceed revenue targets • To maintain a high level of awareness of the Division in the community by maintaining contact with readers, community leaders, businesses associations, and through Division promotions and by participating in community events • To ensure that all staffing levels meet short and long-term needs of the divisions and that fair and effective performance measures are assigned and employees are motivated to achieve and/or exceed their assigned goals and objectives utilizing sound management tools and practices • Promotes a cooperative and harmonious working climate which will be conducive to maximum morale, productivity, and efficiency/effectiveness • Support corporate sales with local sales activity SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Building Effective Teams * Conflict Management * Dealing with Ambiguity * Developing Direct Reports & Others Directing Others * Innovation Management * Managerial Courage * Managing Vision & Purpose * Political Savvy* Strategic Thinking • Strong planning skills required in order to develop strategic plans to increase revenue-production opportunities • Must be results oriented • Experience with and understanding of Metroland digital strategies • Strong and proven project management skills • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed in leadership role with staff to motivate and clearly indicate goals and performance requirements across many divisions within a large geographic footprint. • Must also be able to communicate well in the community as the primary representative of the divisions. Strong knowledge of the Company’s products, services, circulation and demographics in order to properly develop strategies that increase the divisions growth and revenues • Creative and innovative thinker who can analyze and develop new solutions or approaches • 5-7 years relevant experience including direct management experience of community newspaper(s) • College or University degree/diploma or equivalent experience Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external posting and that further consideration will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the position. Please email your resume to Karen Pogue, by Friday January 24th, 2014. EMC B Section - Thursday, January 23, 2014
















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2nd Career Options ■ Relocated/Relocating

Since 1986 our Career Transition Program has helped individuals identify realistic career options … many towards choices they never considered or thought possible … and then piloted them through the complete career-hunting process.



: The Professional’s Option : Do-It-Yourself Option 1st Careers & Individuals $60,000 - $175,000 Salary Range Who Simply Need Help Executives, Managers, Professionals

(Trenton, Permanent Full-Time)

Dennis S. Wrote, “I love my new position – I can now answer “Yes” to Being somebody – Doing Something Worthwhile – Having a Someplace”

Reporting to the Branch Manager, you will be responsible for providing a superior level of personal lending services to our members.

1 877-779-2362 or (613) 498-2290




+HST 75 words, 25 cents per additional word. Border is $5.00 extra.

The successful individual will be a team player who presents a professional image, is equipped with a strong sales oriented background and has two - three years of comprehensive experience in consumer lending. The incumbent must have a post-secondary education with a focus in business or a related field

C.W. Armstrong Senior Counsellor & Prominent Author


Honour the memory of a loved one with a tribute in our In Memoriam section.


(Both options now available through distant counseling or in person)


COME GROW WITH US Kawartha Credit Union is a full service financial institution serving communities in Central Ontario with 25 branches, 49,000 members and over 325 employees. With assets in excess of $1 billion we are one of Ontario’s fastest growing and most profitable credit unions. Our success is the result of our dedication to superior personal service and employee engagement. Kawartha has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada. If you share our commitment to service excellence, we invite you to consider the position of:


For more information or to place your In Memoriam, please call

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the financial services industry with a dedicated, enthusiastic team of professionals in a growing organization, please forward your resume quoting file “14-P-03” outlining experience, qualifications and salary expectations by Friday January 31, 2014 to:

613-966-2034 ext. 560

Human Resources 1054 Monaghan Road P.O. Box 116 Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y5 E-Mail: For more information about Kawartha Credit Union, please visit our website at

Le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) est à la recherche de personnes intéressées à se joindre à son équipe pour poursuivre avec passion une vision commune, axée sur la collaboration et sur l'innovation en éducation.


Le CECCE, desservant Ottawa et les régions de Pembroke, Brockville, Kingston et Trenton, recherche des candidatures pour occuper des fonctions de surveillante ou surveillant du midi sur une base occasionnelle. Fonctions : assurer la surveillance des élèves le midi pendant la période du repas ainsi que dans la cour de l’école. Exigences : - avoir 18 ans ou plus; - diplôme d’études secondaires ou une combinaison équivalente de scolarité et d’expérience; - tact et contrôle de soi en situation difficile; - fournir un relevé de ses antécédents criminels; - bonne connaissance du français oral.





Fantastic Scenery, Fresh Air & Friendly




Located an hour east of Toronto, the thriving Southeastern Ontario community of Northumberland County has a rich history of agricultural production, world-class manufacturing, and economic viability. As the upper tier of municipal government, we weave together seven diverse yet complementary municipalities.

POA Court Reporter/Trial Coordinator

Filling an existing vacancy, you will prepare necessary information and documents for court sessions, complete required information on court records and dockets, and note relevant additions and amendments. You will call and escort the Justice of the Peace into the courtroom, officially open, recess, and close the court, maintain court order and decorum, arraign defendants, record dispositions, and swear-in witnesses and interpreters. An excellent problem solver, you will process requests for trials, coordinate court schedules with police officers, set part one trial dates, and serve Notices of Trial to defendants, agents, prosecutors, and enforcement officers. You will prepare, verify accuracy, and provide transcripts of court proceedings on request. Other duties include providing assistance with the POA administrative and financial functions as required. Your court reporter certification is complemented by at least one year of related experience, expertise with electronic recording systems, and working knowledge of the ICON database system.

Registered Nurse, Golden Plough Lodge

Salaire : taux horaire de 14,92 $, incluant les indemnités statutaires

• part-time

Heures : de 1 à 2 heures par jour, selon l’horaire de l’école

As the leader of a health care team you will fill an existing vacancy. You will collaborate with all disciplines to ensure comprehensive elder care and be responsible and accountable for specialized knowledge, skills and judgment in the application of the Nursing process in the provision of resident care. You will analyze and apply current knowledge regarding resident needs, family dynamics, gerontology principles, nursing theory, and general health promotion and prevention of disease and provide ongoing assessment of elder health status in accordance with defined policies and procedures. You will also supervise and assign nursing care responsibilities to RPNs and PSWs as defined by work routines and on an incidental basis, and participate in resident health education as appropriate. You must be a registered nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Your theoretical preparation in gerontology is complemented by experience in long-term care, PIECES training, and an affinity for dealing with dementia elders.

Avec plus de 21 000 élèves fréquentant 41 écoles élémentaires, 10 écoles secondaires et son école pour adultes, le CECCE est le plus important réseau d'écoles de langue française à l'extérieur du Québec. 2 Son territoire de plus de 35 000 km dans le Centre-Est de l’Ontario s'étend de Cumberland à Pembroke, jusqu’à Trenton. Pour obtenir tous les détails relatifs au poste susmentionné, veuillez consulter le site Web du CECCE au Il est également possible d'obtenir une copie de l’offre d'emploi à la réception du Centre éducatif du CECCE, 4000, rue Labelle à Ottawa, entre 8 h et 17 h. Direction des ressources humaines 4000, rue Labelle, Ottawa (Ontario) K1J 1A1 Téléphone : 613 744-2555 ou sans frais 1 888 230-5131 Télécopieur : 613 746-3165 Courriel : En vertu du paragraphe 24(1) du Code des droits de la personne de l'Ontario, le CECCE a le droit de préférer, en matière d'emploi, des candidates et candidats de langue française catholiques romains. CLR498746-0123

Please apply in writing by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014, to: Human Resources County of Northumberland 555 Courthouse Road Cobourg, ON K9A 5J6 e-mail: fax: 905-372-3046 The successful candidate will be required to submit a satisfactory Criminal Reference Check or Vulnerable Sector Search prior to the commencement of employment. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Please note that accommodations are available, upon request, to support potential applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please e-mail your request to or call 905-372-3329 ext. 2327. Alternative formats of this job posting are available upon request.

PLEASE NOTE: BOOKING DEADLINE FOR ADS IS MONDAYS AT 3 P.M. Ads can be placed by calling 613-966-2034 ext. 560 or 1-888-967-3237 B8

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Preview @ 9:30 a.m. Auction starting at 11:00 a.m. Inuit Carvings, Prints & First Nations, Tribal Masks, Bronzes, Sterling Silver, Silver-plate, Jewellery, Royal Doulton, Large Amount of Oriental Items, Nippon, Porcelain, Collection of Majolica, Crystal, Art Glass, Folk Art & Collector’s Items.

Auctioneer: Allen McGrath

AUCTION SALE ELFIES TURNING POINT 255 GLEN MILLER ROAD, RIVER VIEW PLAZA TRENTON, ONTARIO. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1ST AT 10:00 AM Exit NORTH off 401 Highway at Trenton ( Interchange 526) onto Glen Miller Road to Riverview Plaza. Complete inventory including Bridal fashions, wedding gowns, bridal accessories, formal and daily wear, jewelry, footware, display racking, Singer 2188D33 commercial sewing machine, Sam4s electric cash register, commercial pressing table, clothes steamer, shelving, fabric, numerous other articles. VIEWING 8:30 – 10:00 AM DAY OF SALE REASON FOR SALE – BUSINESS IS CLOSING. TERMS - CASH OR CHEQUE, VISA, MC, DEBIT OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082

Sunday January 26th

Preview @ 9:30 a.m. Auction starting at 11:00 a.m. Large Amount of Smalls, Primitives, Books & Collector’s Items. Large amount of Teak & Retro Furniture, Formal & Country Furniture, Lighting & Oriental Carpets. Numerous Paintings to Include 2-MANLEY MACDONALDS, 2- J. Brills, Jansen, St. Thomas Smith, Hannaford & Watercolours & Prints.

Giant Indoor Yard Sale: To Include 100’s of Fresh Items Plus Books & CD’s Watch the Website for Updates & Photos.

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Campus Crew Stores Sell:

We are NOW OFFERING RESALE OPPORTUNITIES across the province in Ontario. If you have the desire to succeed in your own business, we would like to hear from you. Financing assistance is available. For more information and details, contact: Finlay Burt at 1-800-890-8633 email

COMING EVENTS Quality Assurance Course for Health Canada’s COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM. February 2 2 & 2 3 B e s t We s t e r n H o t e l , Kelowna, BC. Tickets: or 250-870-1882.





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Branded NHL, NFL, OHL, NCAA and NBA products along with our in house brand and other fashion apparel. Campus Crew has 25 years of brand history behind us; our stores have enormous potential and come with a strong sales history. CELEBRATING 26 YEARS IN BUSINESS.

Tel: 905.373.0501 Toll Free: 1.855.503.2963 Fax: 905.373.1467 Email: 9 Elgin St. E., Unit 6, Cobourg ON K9A 0A1

15.60 for 75 words


Gary Warner Auctioneer • 905-355-2106



Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Contents of a Trenton home, owners moved away, some antiques & collectables, modern furnishings, good snow blower, outside articles, some tools, household articles. After 56 years, everything being sold. Excellent solid oak large china cabinet, antique oak buffet, antique oak single pedestal dining table with leaves and 6 T-back chairs, excellent queen size bedroom suite with poster headboard, 2 armoire chests, 2 night stands and good box & mattress, other pair of single beds bedroom suites, several antique dressers & chests, several nice oak parlour tables, 10 hp Murray snow blower with electric start and 29” 2 stage blower, aluminum ladders, shop vac, leaf blower, qty ornate iron works, cast pcs, lawn & garden decorative pcs, 2 wing chairs, coffee tables, end tables, fancy pedestal tables, sofa & chair set, lge quantity bedding & linens, lge quantity dishes, knick knacks, collectables, some military articles, royalty pcs, kitchenware, pots, pans, stainless steel microwave, walnut book shelves, some good artwork, lamps, pictures, countless other articles as found around this Trenton home. Owners buying everything new as they leave this area to be near family after 56 years moving into 1 bedroom condo. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac.


9 Elgin Street East, Cobourg

2 DAY ESTATE: ART, ANTIQUES & COLLECTOR’S AUCTION From an Large Arnprior Estate & Many Items from the Estate of the Late Mitchel Hepburn Former Premier of Ontario Saturday January 25th



Terms of sale: Cash, Debit, M/C, Visa Canteen & Washrooms



many consignments. Boxes as yet unpacked. 192 Front W. Hastings, ON K0L 1Y0


out to more than 69,000 homes. Call to find out how. 613-966-2034



28th @ 6pm HAVE AN Tues Jan Doors open at 5:00pm UPCOMING AUCTION SALE at RIVERSIDE AUCTION HALL AUCTION? Large auction, partial estate, other interesting items plus Get the word

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BELLEVILLE Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Friday, 10 a.m. Calvary Temple, corner of Wallbridge Loyalist and Hwy 2 West. Contact Dianne 613-392-0081. Dance to Spare Change, Friday January 31, Belleville Club 39, Belleville Fish & Game Club Hall. 8 pm to Midnight. Lunch served. Members $10, Non members $12. Singles and Couples welcome. For info: 613-395-0162 or 613-395-4901 Saturday, January 25, 8pm-12am. Social Dance, Belleville Legion. $10.00 charge at the door.Age of majority. The Quinte Secular Humanist Association meeting, Sunday, Jan. 26, 1:30 p.m., Loyalist College Training and Development Centre, Room P22, WallbridgeLoyalist Rd. Discussion and debate about the Quebec Charter of Values legislation. Free Movie Day, sponsored by Quinte Coordinating Committee Against Violence. January 26, 2 pm, Empire Theatre featuring Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Popcorn and drink included. Belleville Chapter Shout Sister Choir practices Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. . All levels of singers welcome. Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E, Belleville. Open Door Café - Every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E, Belleville. There is no cost for this hot meal however donations are gratefully accepted. For more info: 613 969-5212. The Ontario Early Years Centre at Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms, 301 MacDonald Ave., Belleville. Open 6 days a week. Info: or 613-966-9427. Jan. 27 - Gardening with Nature. Discover the strategies of supporting wildlife and gardening. Quinte Field Naturalist meeting, 7:00 pm, Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville. Free-will donation. The Belleville & District Olde Tyme Fiddlers Assoc. party, Sunday, Jan. 26, Belleville Fish & Game Hall, Elmwood Dr., 1 PM. Round and square dancing. Open Mic. Lunch served after the party. Diners Club Belleville: Every Tuesday from 12noon until 2:00pm, Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville. Info: 613-969-0130 Foot Care every Tuesday, starts at 9am, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Belleville. VON offers Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care (Fee). Call 613-3924181 for appointment. 4th Friday of month: Karaoke with Rita and John 6:30 - 10:30 pm, Belleville Legion. Age of majority event. Sunday, January 26, 1-4pm, Grand Ole Belleville Country Bluegrass Jamboree. Food, Prizes, Open Mic. Doors open at noon. The ANAF Unit 201 Pipes and Drums is recruiting members. Free lessons and Band practices are at the ANAF Unit 201 (upper Floor) 187 Front St, Belleville, Tuesday nights from 630-830pm. All are welcome. For info: Trillium 2000 Seniors Club at 75 St. Paul St., Belleville. Tuesday: cribbage; Wednesday: euchre; Thursday: carpet bowling and shuffleboard; Friday: darts. Cribbage 3rd Sunday of month. All start at 1 p.m. Open to all seniors 50 and over.

BRIGHTON TOPS Brighton Take off pounds B10

sensibly weight loss support group. Meets every Wednesday at the Brighton Legion, 25 Park St. at 4:30 p.m. Learn to Crochet Workshop: basic crochet stitches. Thursday, January 30, 6-8pm, Community Care Northumberland’s Activity Room, Brighton. Fee: $3.00. To register call Gail: 613-475-4190 Every Wednesday: “Supper’s Ready” at Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church. Warm food, warm welcome, free to all. From 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Gerry and Fay and friends, Open Mic and Dance, first and third Wednesday of every month, 7pm - close, Masonic Lodge, 157 Main St., Brighton. For info: 613-475-8847. Friday, January 24, Brighton Legion’s “Winterlude” with dinner and entertainment. Music with Ian Roy, 7 pm and Dinner, 6 pm. Cost: $12/person at the door in the club room, lower level. Callanetics Class: Stretch of Yoga, strength of ballet. Fridays, 10 a.m. at Trinity-St. Andrews United Church, 56 Prince Edward St. Brighton. Call Gail to register 613-967-4447. Brighton Winterfest event hosted by the Brighton Curling Club, Friday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Bill Dunk Senior Men’s Bonspiel. Public invited.

CAMPBELLFORD Every Monday, 7 p.m. Campbellford Citizen’s Choir meets at Senior Citizen’s Building. All welcome TuesdayS, 1-3 p.m., Fun Darts. All Welcome. Campbellford Legion Branch 103, 34 Bridge St W 705-653-2450 MISSIONS WEEKEND, Campbellford Free Methodist Church, 73 Ranney Street. Saturday Jan 25 and Sunday Jan 26. Workshops, dinner and special Sunday gathering Polar Bear Winter Festival, Saturday, January 25, beginning at noon. To plunge, pledge or participate please contact Sharon at 705-778-2142. Toddler Talk, Tuesdays in January at 10:30am. Discuss the joys and challenges of raising toddlers and learn some strategies to effectively manage behavior. Call 705-632-1144 to register. YMCA Northumberland Ontario Early Years. Walking and Exercise Program, Tuesdays and Fridays 10 am. St. John’s United Church, 50 Bridge St. W., Campbellford. Learn the Art of Taoist Tai Chi classes available throughout the week, Community Resource Centre 65 Bridge St, Campbellford, Join at anytime. Info: 705 696 1841 or 705 243 5216. FootCare Clinic- 1st Fri, 2nd and 3rd Thurs Each Month Royal Canadian Legion. VON offers Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care (Fee for Service). For appointment call the VON at 1-888-2794866 ex 5346 Men’s Group, Friday, January 24, Community Care Northumberland Campbellford Office, 174 Oliver Rd. Unit 15 Campbellford 2pm. Info: Sarah at 705-6963891 or Linda Ryan at 705-653-1411 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), every Wednesday, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 17 Ranney St. S. (side door). Weigh-ins 5:30-6:00 p.m. Meetings 6:006:30 p.m. Join any time. All welcome.

CODRINGTON Codrington Library open Tuesday, 2-5 pm; Thursday 9:30-11:30 am; Friday 5-8 pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm.

COLBORNE Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings,

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Wednesdays, 11-noon, Prospect House, 1 Elgin Street (at King), Colborne, www. Men’s Social Group, Tuesdays at Community Care Northumberland, 11 King St. E. Colborne, 10-11 a.m. Info: 905-355-2989. Play Group, hosted by Northumberland Cares for Children, Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St. Colborne, Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. Info: Cheryl McMurray 905-885-8137 ext.209. The Colborne Art Gallery is pleased to present “Vessels”, January 25 through March 2. For info: Barbara Buntin at 3728535, Colborne Library Storytime program for children 2-5 years. Thursdays at 11:00am This free program introduces the world of books to your children. To register call 905 357-3722 or drop by (library hours: Mon. 3-8, Tues. & Thurs. 11-8, Fri. & Sat. 11-4).

and Thursday. 10-11 exercise and 11-12 various activities. Call (705)778-7831 Havelock Legion: Mondays, LA Bingo. Doors open 5:30 pm, Early Bird 7 pm. Fun Darts start 1 pm. Saturdays, Meat Roll start 3 pm. All Welcome Gospel Sing, 7 p.m., last Saturday of month, at The Stone Jug, Hwy 7, east of Havelock. Singers and musicians performing. Everyone very welcome. Robert 613-473-2755 Free Public Skating, Havelock Arena. Every Sunday 2:00 - 3:45 pm and Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 pm Havelock Seniors Club weekly events: Cribbage Mondays 1 pm. Euchre Wednesdays 7 pm and Fridays 1 pm. Bid Euchre Thursdays 1 pm.


Madoc AM Indoor Walk: Mon, Wed, and Fri, 9:45-10:45 AM. PM Indoor Walk: Mon, Tues, Fri, 6:45-7:45 PM. Centre Hastings Secondary School, 129 Elgin St. FRANKFORD Open to seniors and adults with physical Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) disabilities. Weekly Meetings, Wednesday Evenings, 7-8 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, MARMORA 60 North Trent St. Frankford. For more EUCHRE Fridays, 7 p.m.,Deloro Hall. information call Fern 613-3952345 Please bring light lunch. (Organized by Frankford Lions Moonshot Euchre, Marmora Crowe Valley Lions) Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Bingo cancelled due St. Andrew’s United Church Marmora to lack of interest. “New to You Shoppe” Valentine Special, Sunday Worship Service and Sunday Saturday February 1, 8:30am-Noon. Large School at Frankford United Church 10:30 Bags $7, Small Bags $3 am. All are Welcome! NORWOOD BIGQ. Boomers Interest Group of Norwood Legion: Wing Night Quinte! “A Home Inventory” presented Thursdays, from 4:30pm. Meat Draws by Intercept Home Watch. Stockdale United Church,Wednesday, January Fridays from 5 p.m. 29, 7-9pm. Light refreshments served. Everyone is welcome. $5 per person. P.E. COUNTY RSVP at boomersinterestgroupquinte@ Albury Friendship Group - Quilts for sale each Wed 10 am - 12 noon. Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local Frankford Lions Hall, Moonshot charities for women. Euchre, Wednesdays 1p.m. Bingo has been The Prince Edward County 4 H dance cancelled due to lack of interest. club country square dance, Saturday, JanuAlcoholics Anonymous Keep ary 25, 8-11 pm, Sophiasburg Town Hall It Simple Group, 8 pm every Thursday at in Demorestville. Admission Adults $10, Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, 60 Students $5, Family $20, Under 9 free. Trent St. N. (rear), Frankford. Info: www. Refreshments provided. Info: Liz at or 1-866-951-3711 476-8104 or Keith at 613-393-5336 Consecon Legion Breakfast now GLEN MILLER Roast Beef Dinner with all the trim- available, 7 days a week from 7 am - 11am. mings at Christ Church Glen Miller on Mixed Fun Darts Consecon Legion, 7 pm. Saturday, January 25, 5-6:30 pm. $13.00. Everyone welcome Everyone Welcome. Picton afternoon Shout Sister Choir welcomes new members. PracHASTINGS tices are Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., St Mary TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Magdalene Church, 335 Main St, Picton. meetings Wednesdays at the Trinity United Church, Hastings. Weigh-in 5:15-6:15pm and meeting 6:30-7:30 pm. Join anytime. STIRLING For info Kathy (705) 696-3359 Weekly Monday Night Bingo, UpYMCA Northumberland Ontario stairs of Stirling Arena. Cards on sale at Early Years Centre, 6 Albert St E, Hastings. 6:15pm. Starts at 6:50pm. Proceeds to Open 5 days a week. Info: www.ymcan- support community projects. Sponsored by Stirling & District Lions Club. or 705-696-1353 Hula Hooping Class, Friday Jan. 24 Groundhog Dinner Stirling Legion and 31, Civic Centre, 6 Albert St. East. Friday January 31st. 5-7 p.m. Chicken, Hastings 2pm. Cost $3 Info: Sarah at Baked potato, vegetables, salad, desserts, coffee/tea. $13.00/person. Everyone wel705-696-3891 come. Phone 613-395-2975 to sign up. Salvation Army Lunch, 11:30AM – 1:00PM on the 2nd and the 4th Friday Sunday Brunch, Stirling Legion of each month, Civic Centre, Hastings. Sunday, January 26, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. $8.00. Soup, sandwiches, salad, dessert, coffee, Children under 10, $5.00. Bacon, ham, sausages, homefries, baked beans, eggs, tea and juice. Everyone welcome toast, coffee, juice. Everyone welcome. Falls Prevention Classes, Wednesday Jan 29, Hastings, 9-10 am. Victoria Diners: Monday, Jan 27, St Paul’s Centre, 94 Victoria St. Must pre-register to United Church, 104 Church St. Lunch at noon. Please bring your own plate, cup, participate. Free. Info: 705-653-1411 and cutlery. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities HAVELOCK Havelock’s Wellness Program at Stirling and District Horticultural the Town Hall, 8 Mathison St. in Havelock, Society is looking for new Members! Inforfrom 10:00 am to 12:00 pm every Tuesday mative monthly meetings, guest speakers, social connections and shared interests.

Meetings 3rd Monday of the month, 7pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Stirling. Annual membership $12.00. Barbara 613-395 9165, Sue 613-398-0220.

TRENTON Friends of the Quinte West Library Book Sale, every Tues and Thurs and the last Sat of month, 10 am-1 pm. Accepting book donations as well. 25 cents to $1.50. Quinte West Public Library. Soup & Sandwich Luncheon Buffet by A.O.T.S. Men’s Club, Sat. Jan. 25, 11 am-1pm. Grace United Church, 85 Dundas St. E. Trenton. Adults $7.00 , children $4.00. Everyone welcome, come & enjoy. Supporting youth. CelebratE Robbie Burns, January 24, 7pm, Knights of Columbus, 57 Stella Cres., Trenton Tickets $30, include a traditional Scottish Dinner. Silent auction, and entertainment by 413 Wing Pipes and Drums. Info: 613-955-0518. Quinte Bay Cloggers, every Friday, 6:30-9:00 pm, hall at the Salvation Army, Dundas St, Trenton. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. First two nights are free. Info: Eve or Ozz at 613-966-7026 Trenton Lions Club 77 Campbell Street hosts a weekly Thursday Night Bingo. Cards on sale at 6pm regular program starts at 7pm. Everyone welcome. JOIN Quinte West’s Kente Kiwanis. Meetings held every Thursday morning. Everyone welcome. Call Secretary John Eden at 613-394-0316 for more info.

TWEED Tweed Public Library weekly events: Tuesdays: Bridge or Euchre, 1- 4 pm. Family Game Night, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan 29. Quilting Group, 4-8 pm, Jan 28. Knitting Group Fridays, 2-4 pm. Resume Help, 1-4 pm, Jan 29 (appt necessary). Info: 613-478-1066. Tweed Legion presents, “Land O’Lakes Cruisers, 8 pm, Saturday, January 25. Light lunch served. Tickets at the door $12.50. Everyone welcome. Info: 613-478-1865. Saturday January 25, open Euchre at 1 pm followed by Meat Draw. Tweed Legion Branch 428. Flinton - Through the Roof Ministry Centre, Coffee house Sunday, January 26, 6:30pm and Sunday, February 23, 6:30pm. Open mic All welcome

TYENDINAGA Community Care Closet Thrift shop, 393 Main St. Deseronto, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00 Stoney and the Sundance band would like to apologize for the cancellation of the January 18 show at the Orange Hall due to management illness. Shannonville Agricultural Society all you can eat breakfast Sun Jan 26, 8-1 at the Rec. Hall, 363 McFarlane Rd. Same favorite menu and cost. For info call Debbie at 613 477-2485

WARKWORTH Warkworth Legion hosts bid euchre at 2 p.m. every Wednesday and a dart league at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Everyone welcome Community Diners, Jan. 28, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 20 Mill St., Warkworth at 12pm. Cost is $9. Info: Linda Ryan at 705-653-1411 Saturday February 1, St. Paul’s United Church, Warkworth fundraising concert “Stompin’ the Winter Blues Away with Stompin’ Jon, Warkworth Town Hall. Doors open 7 pm, show at 7:30. Advanced Tickets $15. Info Ruth 705-924-3843 or Don 705-924-3121. $20 at the door

Walter Gretzky a hit at Roots of Hockey dinner

And he had the over 200 people attending the dinner laughing uproariously as he did it. Unlike the lore surrounding his son, Walter apparently did not build an outdoor rink in their backyard to help Wayne become a better hockey player, he did it for self-preservation. “Forty-five years ago, the winters used to be a lot colder than they are today and everybody had an outdoor rink – the schools, parks, everybody,” he told the crowd. “I use to go to the outdoor rinks and kids don’t feel the cold until they come home and start to thaw out.” He said he couldn’t sit in the car and keep it running because gasoline cost 18 cents a gallon then. “One night, I came home and I said to my wife Phyllis, “Phyllis, this is so stupid! I go to these outdoor rinks and I freeze to death. You know what I’m going to do? I’m going to make a rink in the backyard and Wayne can stay there as long as he wants and I’ll be in the house where it’s nice and warm. Honestly, it was just selfpreservation,” he explained in a plaintive voice, eliciting laughter from the crowd. Another of his hilarious stories concerned that very rink and his method of flooding it. At first he started out with a hose on spray and would stand there night after night flooding it. But as time passed, he came up with the idea of using a sprinkler so he could set it on the ice and leave it there for an hour and a half and then go out and move it to another area of the rink. That system worked until one night Walter Gretzky had his audience laughing he fell asleep and woke up just a half uproariously during his talk on Saturday night. hour before he had to go to work at Bell By Ross Lees

Sports – Quinte West –Walter Gretzky had them rolling in the aisles at the “Roots of Hockey” dinner Saturday night at the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton. Hockey’s most famous father proved over and over again that he has what it takes to entertain ardent hockey fans despite the aneurism he suffered in 1991, which has robbed him of his short-term memory and all memory from the early 70s until 2000. The indomitable Mr. Gretzky spent the evening doing two things – signing autographs for all who wanted it and setting the record straight about his famous hockey son and their family life in Brantford, Ontario.

Walter Gretzky, third from left, flanked by event organizer Capt. Jeff Moorhouse on his left and 436 Squadron Commander Lt.-Col. Mark Goulden on his right, gets ready to drop the puck for the final game of the CFB Trenton Pond Hockey Classic at 4 p.m. on the afternoon of Jan. 18. Photo: Ross Lees

Canada. He rushed out to the rink and found a mound of ice with the hose leading into it. He tried to pull the sprinkler out and broke it. He rushed into the house and asked Phyllis to go down to the hardware store and replace the sprinkler because he would be home at lunch to set it up again. When he returned home at lunch, Phyllis was fuming and said to him,” Don’t you ever pull that damned stunt again!” When Walter asked her what was wrong, she said, “Don’t get smart with me. Did you do that on purpose?” Walter asked her what she was talking about and she promptly explained in no uncertain terms.

“I walked into that hardware store and it’s 15 below zero and I asked for a sprinkler. That guy thought I was crazy!” Again, the crowd burst out laughing to Walter’s delight. The Gretzkys had a strong feeling that Wayne was going to be a great hockey player by the time he was seven years old. Walter walked up to Wayne one Saturday night while Wayne was watching Hockey Night in Canada and saw him drawing lines on a piece of paper diagrammed like a rink. Wayne was following the puck as it moved around the rink. Where the lines crossed over and over again was where Wayne realized the puck went most often. “He was already playing a thinking

game when he was seven years old,” Walter explained. “As you people know, Wayne’s game wasn’t speed, it was finesse and a game of thought, so that’s when it all started.” Sometimes you wonder how he developed his skill when you listen to Walter. According to his father, Wayne’s first goalie was his grandmother, who would sit in her Lazy Boy chair and stop shots from a young Wayne in his stocking feet firing a sponge puck or ball with a miniature stick. One night when another local hockey player much bigger than Wayne was holding Wayne against the boards so he couldn’t move, that same grandmother came down from her seat in the sixth row and started hitting the other hockey player with her purse. “We never left Grandma Gretzky alone (at) the rink after that,” Walter noted. While Walter had many stories to tell, we’ll leave you with just one more. Walter had been out on a speaking engagement one night (he was paid $10,000) just prior to Christmas and he arrived home with just about an hour and a half of shopping time left. He told Phyllis he had not had an opportunity to buy her a present, but if she told him what she wanted, he would go down and buy it right away. Phyllis, ever the opportunist, asked him, “Anything I want?” Walter of course replied in the affirmative. Phyllis promptly responded, “I want a divorce.” Walter came back with, “Hang on, I wasn’t planning on spending that much!”


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