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Just over $4,000 was raised to help with playground improvement at Madoc Public School. Organizers Brad McNevin (left) and Tadum Neuman presented the cheque to parent council representative, Jan Bruce, with help from Kara, Ky, Tori and Meghan down front. Photo: Diane Sherman By Diane Sherman
Sports – Madoc – This is the fifth year for the Moira Lake fishing derby in Centre Hastings on Family Day weekend, when anglers of all ages can drop a line just for the fun of it without having a fishing license. Organizers Brad McNevin and Tadum Neuman, with help from others living around the lake and regular ice fishing enthusiasts, facilitate the event. The first year they simply gave out cash prizes, then decided the derby could benefit local non-profit groups.
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This year the Madoc Public school playground improvement project was the beneficiary of $4,135. Retired teacher, Jan Bruce, accepted the donation as community representative for the Madoc Public School parent council. She said the improvement project is the initiative of the Parent Council and this donation is significant in helping them reach their goal, which includes new playground equipment. Though many of the children present will benefit from the proceeds of the day,
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most were excited about their catch, as many were experience fishing for the first time. Before heading off to play hockey, Dalton Bancroft pulled in a 3-pound, 3-ounce fish to get first prize in the under 12-year-old class. Meghan McNevin with a 13-ounce catch took second place. Three nice sized walleye were pulled up with Ray Normandeau’s catch weighing in at 2 pounds,16 ounces, followed by Chris Foster and Joe Parks. Parks took first in the northern pike
class with a 5-pound, 10-ounce fish and Jim Wynn’s catch weighed in just an ounce under. Numbers were up for those wanting to fish this year and organizers say there was a “multitude” of businesses and individuals who contributed items for draw prizes. Neuman said there were too many to list, but, did want to give a special thanks to One Stop Butcher for donating all the barbeque meats and Madoc’s Foodland which freely supplied the buns. Please see “Numbers” page 2
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The plethora of items up for draw included everything from a batch of homemade Turtles, a cheese basket, a Go-Pro camera and a full sized barbeque donated by Madoc Tim-Br-Mart. A recently new resident on the lake, Bill Heron, was pleased to get the barbeque and said the whole day was “great.” Tickets to both an Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leaf hockey game were also up for draw. When her number was pulled for two tickets to
the Toronto Maple Leaf game, local resident Marg McCoy could not contain her excitement. “I have always wanted to see them play. This is like a dream come true. I can’t believe it!” At the end of the day, red-cheeked children and tired parents listened while organizers thanked them for their support and invited everyone back for next year when another worthy recipient will benefit from the Family Day experience. The derby has a live weigh-in policy with a catch-and-release protocol.
(right) Catching a walleye was a rare event. Chris Foster of Frankford drew in this There was a multitude of prizes from homemade Turtles to a barbeque and tickets to pro hockey games. Organizer Brad McN- perfect dinner plate evin directs a supporter to buy a ticket for the draws. special at the last minute and presented it for weigh-in with organizer Tad Neuman.
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(below) Kara Frantz proudly carried her one ounce perch in a cup of water, and though it was the smallest weigh in of the day, Brad McNevin praised her on her first catch.
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ones seemed to especially enjoy the experience, as laughter and gleeful noise ﬁlled the upstairs room at the Legion. Reviewing her involvement with the Legion, Ms. Atkins cites her experience as a Legion President. “I transferred here from Tamworth from a previous branch where I was the president for about eight years. It was a smaller branch, not as active as here, but I learned there how to be a good president. I’ve been the chair of the membership committee for twentythree years. I’m teaching somebody else how to do my job, passing the torch.” Discussing the close connection between the town of Tweed and the Canadian military, Atkins, who has a son who did a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the third battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment, called it “totally awesome.” Regular Legion weekday activities include pool, shufﬂeboard, darts, and euchre every second Saturday. “If you want to go into the lounge downstairs and enjoy a beverage, you have to be signed in by a member. But
News – Tweed – Tweed Legion Branch 428 sponsored its ﬁrst Family Day this month, “and it won’t be the last” said Legion President Heather Atkins. The event provided activities and fun for children and families with free hot dogs, juice and chocolate milk. Eight different activities were provided geared to different age categories and the occasion was successful, given difﬁculties with getting the news out about the day. “I’m doing this for two reasons,” said Ms. Atkins. “I love kids. I raised a total of seventeen children, six of my own and step-children and foster children, so I think I know a little bit about keeping children entertained. And we want people in the community to know the Legion is not just a place for veterans to come and drink and exchange war stories. If you want to attract parents to the Legion, then you better make their kids happy ﬁrst.” Despite problems with publicity, news of the day got out on Facebook and resulted in a number of parents and children taking advantage of the Legion’s hospitality. The youngest
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Ma Bell is sparking animosity across the province Dear Editor, We would like to thank the EMC for your coverage of the Jan. 28 Tweed council meeting regarding Bell Mobility’s placement of a powerful, 10-storey cell tower at 99 James St. N., right in the village. We were representing the ad hoc group Tweed Citizens for Safe Technology [TCST]. On Nov. 14, this community learned that Bell had resolved to erect this tower at that James St. site. Bell’s proposal was shoddy: amongst other glaring errors it misidentiﬁed Tweed as “French River,” 434 km northwest of us. And their notiﬁcation was minimalist: it was into December before word-of-mouth got around to a critical mass of us. Yet the public had only until Dec. 15 to respond. So we quickly formed this group, as the way to best help our community get the homework done on what the looming success of that proposal might mean to us. We responded, with our ﬁndings and our troubled statements of concern only to be told with startling arrogance we could not make statements to Bell, we could only ask questions. At that Jan. 28 meeting of coun-
cil, we at last could air our ﬁndings and concerns, and we had a petition to table, signed by 91 people. The outcome of that somewhat heated meeting was a cool-headed decision by our Mayor to keep to protocol and delay any further consideration of any letter of concurrence until a public meeting could be held; this was followed by a request from another council member that a representative from Industry Canada be invited to attend such meeting. On Feb. 5, came breaking, nationwide news from the Canadian Press: Industry Canada announced it was expanding the rules governing construction of new cellphone towers. Under the new policy, “wireless companies will now have to consult with communities before building new towers no matter what their height.” The story also stated, “Companies are also required to piggyback on the towers of other cell providers ﬁrst, if possible, before building new antennas.” Minister Moore concluded, “New rules mean that citizens will be better informed and better able to engage in the decision making about where new antennas are go-
ing to be constructed in their communities.” That CP article went on to describe a situation last August in St John’s, where people “felt powerless against a telecom giant. They fought (its) plan to erect a tower in the middle of a residential area, very close to an elementary school. And the company backed down, but not before the battle created animosity in the community.” In that case, as in ours, that giant was Bell. The difference being of course that here in Tweed, Bell’s agents are showing no sign of such conscientiousness towards us. If we’re reading them right, these new rules should slow down the anxious hurry-up being felt locally, and nation wide. They might at last give safety, health, and industry research a chance to catch up. Just what health risks are posed and by what proximities? What levels of Electromagnetic Radiation are emitted by these cell towers? Now while waiting for word on any public meeting here, we Tweed folk might want to go take a look around us. Already, two towers stand high above the village
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just to the west: a Crookston Road one with what looks like only one antenna on it to date; and another recent but busier one, up on the Palmateer Road with a third one on its way for 2526 Crookston Rd. When we last heard from Bell, at that same Jan. 28 meeting, its agent expressed her concern for us that we are not going to have the capacity going forward: concluding with, “It’s all about capacity!” It would be easier to believe that this fourth tower is really all about Bell’s own capacity: a giant telecom’s capacity for keeping its particular proﬁt-margins growing, in a rushed, until now thinly-scrutinized, Canada-wide string of competing carrier tower installations. We all once knew this company as “Ma Bell.” The loyalties, that many of us still show the company date back to those friendlier relationship days. Today it is hurrying across rural Canada, arrogantly sparking animosity where there has been harmony, and needing checks put on it. How this very different Bell will conduct itself towards us under the guidance of these new rules ... well, we’ll have to wait and see. While we wait: the petition Dr. Jeff Bolton & Jordynn Akey R.M.T
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mentioned above is ongoing and can be found at The Food Company, The Tweed News, By The Way Cafe, and online at change.org (search ‘Tweed’ on the site). And, if it turns out that some cannot attend the pub-
lic meeting, we’d ask them to please consider writing to council with their ideas and concerns. Penny and Baden Vance, with Vicki McCullough, and John Wilson, Tweed
Another birthday in an American prison for this Canadian Dear Editor, Today, February 13, 2014, is Marc Emery’s 56th birthday. He is spending this birthday as a Canadian citizen in a small cement box decorated with iron bars in an American prison in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Marc is a political prisoner who was put there through a collusion between the Harper government and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) of the United States of America. As an outspoken proponent for the legalization of marijuana, to the tune of contributing over $4 million to the cause worldwide, they wanted him silenced. So they threw him into an American prison for ﬁve years. The facts are that the American prosecutor in Marc’s case has now publicly stated he is in favour of legalization of marijuana. Washington and Colorado citizens have voted to legalize marijuana and authorities in those two states have recently done so. Last summer the Justice Department of the United States signed release papers which would allow Marc to return to Canada to serve the rest of his sentence near his wife and family. Stephen Harper refuses to sign it on behalf of Canada. Thus Marc stays in an American prison for his birthday again in 2014. This situation makes me very ashamed to be a Canadian. It displays the depths of cruelty to which our Prime Minister is willing to descend in order to force his totally warped world view on the rest of us. His ignorance about the beneﬁcial qualities of this natural plant and its potential to assist mankind on many fronts is truly breathtaking. When Justin Trudeau announced he had used marijuana on rare occasions Stephen Harper said he never has tried marijuana because he is asthmatic. If Harper spent as much time researching the truth as he did with his hands on the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem a few weeks
ago he could enlighten himself concerning the many clinical trials which prove cannabis to be a bronchodilator which could actually be beneﬁcial in treating his asthma. See: http://www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1429361/ as one example by the British Pharmacological Society from as far back as 1978. As with so many of Harper’s statements the information he feeds Canadians about marijuana is patently false. Unfortunately he has our tax dollars to use to force his many falsehoods down our throats in wave after wave of advertising at our expense. Tell a lie often enough and people will eventually think it must be true. I cannot imagine any Canadians who took the time to consider the facts in this situation who would want to see Marc Emery spend his birthday in an American prison. Truth is most Canadians have no idea who Marc Emery is. Our daily lives are too busy ﬁguring out how we are going to pay our bills and all the taxes which are demanded from us. Harper counts on us being too busy or too lazy to care. So he goes about constructing his own vision of Canada and doing whatever he has to just to stay in power. Jim Flaherty’s budget will be declared balanced in time for the 2015 election whether it really is or not. Harper is in the midst of changing the Election Canada rules in his favour so his dirty tricks, like the false robocalls in the last election, will never be investigated in the future. He has a majority and he is using it to secure another majority so he can ﬁnish reshaping Canada in his own image. Marc Emery will not be Harper’s last political prisoner. In many ways all Canadians already are. Sincerely, Alan Coxwell, Stirling
Connected to your community OPINION Israel: Nuclear Hypocrisy Editorial – When Mordechai Vanunu, a humble Israeli technician who worked for years at Israel’s secret nuclear site at Dimona, spilled the beans about Israel’s nuclear weapons in 1986, very bad things happened to him. He was lured from safety in England for an Italian holiday by a woman who was an Israeli secret agent, drugged and kidnapped from Italy by other Israeli agents, and imprisoned for eighteen years (eleven Gwynne Dyer of them in solitary confinement). When Avraham Burg, the former speaker of the Israeli parliament, said last month that Israel has both nuclear and chemical weapons (you know, like the nuclear weapons that Iran must not have and the chemical weapons that Syria must give up), nothing bad happened to him at all. He is protected by the Important Persons Act, the unwritten law that gets powerful and well-connected people off the hook in every country. They didn’t even go after Burg when he said that Israel’s long-standing policy of “non-disclosure (never confirm or deny that it has nukes) was “outdated and childish.” But even ten years after Vanunu finished serving his long jail sentence, he is not allowed to leave Israel, go near any foreign embassy, airport or border crossing, or speak to any journalist or foreigner. The Israeli government’s excuse for all this is that he may still know secrets he might reveal, but that is nonsense. Vanunu hasn’t seen Dimona or talked to anybody in the Israeli nuclear weapons business for 30 years. What drives his tormentors is sheer vindictiveness, and he may well go on being punished for his defiance until he dies – while Avraham Burg lives out his life undisturbed and offers occasional pearls of wisdom to the public. So here are the “secrets” that Vanunu and Burg revealed, in rather more detail than Burg chose to give and in a more upto-date form than Vanunu could give from personal knowledge. Israel has a minimum of eighty and a maximum of four hundred nuclear weapons, those limits being based on calculations of the amount of fissile material that it has enriched to
weapons grade. The best guess is that the total is around two hundred warheads, most of them two-stage thermonuclear devices (hydrogen bombs). At least some dozens are “tactical” weapons designed to be fired by 175 mm and 203 mm artillery pieces at ranges of 40-70 km. The remainder are meant to be delivered by missiles or aircraft, and Israel maintains a full “triad” of delivery systems: land-based missiles, sea-launched missiles, and aircraft. The missiles are mostly Jericho II medium-range ballistic missiles, which can reach all of Europe and most of western Asia. Since 2008 Jericho III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) have also been entering service, with a range that would allow Israel to strike any inhabited point on the planet except some Pacific islands. Both can carry a one-megaton warhead. Why such remarkably long ranges, when Israel’s avowed enemies are all relatively close to hand? One speculation is that this is meant to encourage caution in other nuclear states (Pakistan? North Korea?) that might at some future time be tempted to supply nuclear weapons to Israel’s near enemies. The maritime leg of the triad is highly accurate cruise missiles that are launched from underwater by Israel’s Germanbuilt Dolphin-class submarines. These missiles constitute Israel’s “secure second-strike” capability, since it is extremely unlikely that even the most successful enemy surprise attack could locate and destroy the submarines. And finally, there are American-made F-15 and F-16 strike aircraft that can also carry nuclear bombs. The United States did not help Israel to develop nuclear weapons in the first place (France did that), and even now Washington does not really approve of Israel’s nukes, although it tolerates them in the interest of the broader alliance. But why, after all these years, does Israel still refuse to acknowledge that it has them? The only plausible answer is: to avoid embarrassing the United States in ways that would make it restrict its arms exports to Israel. But realistically, how likely is that to happen? The US Congress will ensure that Israel goes on getting all the money and arms it wants no matter what it says about its nukes, and it is high time to end this ridiculous dance around the truth.
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The federal budget and who benefitted Dear Editor Who got hit and who breezed through in this last federal budget? Public servants, the whipping boys of the Harper government certainly took yet another hit, more layoffs, cuts to pensions etc. Odd that I always considered MPs and MPPs to be “public servants” Obviously they do not, as there are no cuts to their gold-plated pensions or any layoffs. I always think it’s nice when we share the pain, don’t you? In a recent study of the European Parliament after members’ salaries had been equalized, those members who took a reduction in income actually worked harder, attending more committee meetings and issuing more reports, asking more questions etc. Those who received an increase did less work, which proves that a cut in an MP’s salary would increase their work ethic. Unfortunately the golden rule is “they who have the gold, make the rules.” The Conservatives, sitting on a $12 million war chest, with lots more to come when needed, changed the rules again with a hit specifically at the NDP. The only situation in which the NDP has outpaced the Tories in raising funds was from the grave, $10 for every $1 for the Tories. It appears that Conservatives expect a return on investment, whereas NDP sup-
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If it’s broken, estimate Dear Editor It seems that the time has come to put my two cents worth into the so-called smart meter controversy. Wyley Canuck is correct when he says that smart metering is anything but smart, however his reasoning is wrong. He starts by blaming the problem on overpaid Hydro One staff, but he fails to single out only those that brought smart metering to its present sad state. The blame lies squarely on their shoulders and those of senior management who failed to halt this ill-conceived scheme. And much of the blame must also be shared by the Liberal government under Dalton McGuinty who endorsed this madness in his rush to bring forth a very imperfect “green” energy policy. Wyley suggests that the meters are deliberately “fixed” to overcharge customers. This is nothing but nonsense. These meters are very easy to test, and I’ve already tested mine and two others and found them to be well within the accuracy required by the federal government. Those federal standards also prohibit tampering by force of law, and any attempt to do so would put Hydro One and the provincial Liberals in an untenable position. Once the accuracy of the meter is proven, then simply by keeping a record of the digital meter reading on a monthly basis, you can check the total kilowatt hours on your monthly bill against your own monthly readings. The real problem with smart metering is that it serves no useful purpose. For years Hydro has always kept records of its daily load variations on paper chart recorders, magnetic tapes, and now with modern digital systems. There is no sensible reason to keep track of exactly how much energy each individual family uses. Sure, we’re told that we can adjust our energy usage to take advantage of off-peak rates, but the real truth is that our usage is dictated by daily needs that are largely beyond our control. Few, if any, can set their own hours of work, and must arrange their schedule around their work hours, school needs, etc. And how much is really saved? For those in many rural areas where the system is not operational, you still pay a flat rate calculated on the basis of a time-weighted average of the off-peak, mid-peak, and on-peak rates. No time-of-day savings for those in that situation! Then there are those with third party energy contracts. Their per-kWh price for Hydro is also a flat rate that is one or two tenths of a cent below the maximum, on-peak rate. We actually have one neighbour with such a contract who uses less Hydro than we do, but pays substantially more because he can’t take advantage of time-of-day pricing. That not-so-little detail was carefully left out of any Liberal propaganda praising the introduction of smart metering. I have yet to work it out, but I suspect that, with the new rates, the time-of-day savings may not be as great as Hydro would have us believe once you take into account all the extras that are added onto the bill that are independent of the time of use. Keep in mind that your real cost per kWh is not the price that Hydro claims on your bill, but it’s actually the total charge in dollars shown on the bill divided by the total number of kWh also shown on the bill. Those pesky “extras” just can’t be ignored. The cost of the original system was bad enough, running in the order of $1 billion, and it’s still not finished. Now one would have thought that, with all this data coming in, Hydro would have included the cost for a data handling centre, but no they apparently did not. They came back to the table to ask for more money, $250 million to be exact, to build a data processing centre. The reason? Well it seems that in the mad rush to jump on the “green” bandwagon, the various public utilities neglected to select a common digital language for their local municipal metering systems. It now appears that this $250 million data centre is designed as a sort of digital “United Nations” headquarters where all these various metering “languages” can be translated into some common system so that energy distribution data of Hydro and all the various public utilities can be coordinated. Had the proper thought been given to this coordination problem, it’s very likely that extra $250 million might not have been needed. Hydro One has chosen to ignore the old adage: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but when it’s someone else’s money they’re playing with, they tend to get careless. Bob Johnson, Stirling Advertising Consultant Jennet Honey firstname.lastname@example.org 613-966-2034, ext 509
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The Gateway health team continues to grow an optimal balance of prescription medication and avoid unwanted drug interactions. Ms. Stanavetch consults with doctors, nurse practitioners and other team members such as nutritionists, to manage sometimes difﬁcult and complex cases. “I’m a problem solver,” says Ms. Stanavech, noting, “physicians obviously really know what they’re doing. I can interview the client and assess the medication use. I can look at what might be the best choice for that particular patient and support the physician with their choice.” A signiﬁcant part of her work involves providing education to clients and promoting medication regime compliance. Solutions can be as simple as providing blister pack medications to help keep
News – Tweed – The Gateway health care team has recently acquired a new member. Since last November Teresa Stanavech, a licensed pharmacist specializing in primary care, or clinical pharmacy, has been working with doctors and nurse practitioners at the Gateway health centre. Stanavech is impressed with the care provided by the Gateway team. “It’s a fabulous team, a really wellorganized, well-run group of proven professionals providing excellent client care,” observes Ms. Stanavech. Explaining her role in providing pharmacy services, she notes, “I do not dispense medication.” A main function is to provide what is called “medication reconciliation” – ensuring that clients receive
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lem. Common conditions the team deal with include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hyper-tension, pain management and musculo-skeletal problems. Stanavech explained that the project she is involved in is funded on a twoyear trial basis by the South-East Local Health Integration Network and is one of ﬁve such projects. Goals of the project include educating clients and managing transitions of clients from hospitals back into community settings. Communication in this area still has room for improvement, notes Stanavech, who has 25 years experience working in a hospital setting. “You can imagine, clients are going to different specialists, all this information is coming at us, and I have the time
to look at all those documents and make sure that clients are taking exactly what the physician thinks they are taking and what the hospital planned on them taking. “We don’t yet have a universal chart. People think that everyone has access to all of their information. That’s not available yet. We do see reports, but not right away. But it’s getting there – the Ministry is working hard on that.” Stanavech also mentioned the Health Links program, aimed at linking all the different care sites and agencies. For her part, the goal is to provide the best medications and reduce medications to the most effective minimum. “Less is better” is the motto at Gateway she concludes.
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clients on track or changing the times at which clients take their meds. Retail pharmacists also provide these services, reports Stanavech, but “the Ministry of Health has seen that there is a role for pharmacists as part of the team, and it comes out of the hospital model where we’ve always been involved in patient care in hospitals and now we’re moving it into the team environment in a community health centre like you have here. “We look at the clients who are the most complicated. When you take people who have a number of different disease states, or what we call a complex, or are on a large number of medications, it becomes more complicated than the retail pharmacist has the time to handle.” A big difference between a retail pharmacist and Stanavech is that “I have access to the patient’s chart and all the clinical notes that relate to that patient. Access to the entire professional team. We’re all under one roof, walking the same hallways, sometimes even in the same ofﬁce, so we can share information collaboratively.” While always respecting conﬁdentiality, team members can problem solve together. “Each of us works for what’s best for that individual patient. We each represent that patient and their best interests, so we might all sit down at a case conference to decide how best to meet the client’s needs. And the big thing is that the client decides their own needs – what do they need? What is bothering them the most?” Everyone has a great deal of knowledge, she adds, but she is able to have the time to research a particular prob-
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News - Quinte West - Public Works has approved an agreement with Ontario One Call for the delivery of Call Centre services for “locate requests” for municipal infrastructure. “It will be easier and safer for people,” said Matt Tracey, manager of Water and Wastewater services. He told the Public Works and Environmental Services committee that the GIS staff gets 2,000 requests a year to locate services such as Bell, gas, phone and Hydro, before digging can begin. “This is to reduce risk to damage of
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the lines,” he explained. The Ontario One Call requires that all utility owners must be registered. This law will ensure that a single call from excavators, contractors or the residents reaches the Utility Locate Service Provider to perform the locates. “The role of Ontario One Call is to notify all registered owners of underground facilities within the vicinity of the planned excavation area to provide the local service,” Tracey explained. He said it will streamline the process. “People call Ontario One Call and they call us,” he said. The city must be fully registered and operating by June 18, 2014. Starting in January, 2015, there will be a charge of $1.60 per notiﬁcation. It is expected the city will have about 3,700 notiﬁcations annually and will incur costs of over $6,000 a year. This may increase as more members and excavators become compliant with the
legislation. Currently, locates are completed by city staff. By entering into the agreement, all locate requests will be co-ordinated by the call centre and directed to appropriate city staff for completion. Ontario One Call is available 365 days a year to process locate requests, 24 hours a day. This is expected to reduce the damage of water, sewer and storm water infrastructure, street light power supply wires, accidents and injuries to the public and employees and potentially reduce costs associated with employees. Don Kuntze commented, “It will cost more to dig it up and ﬁx it if it’s damaged.” Chuck Naphan asked about cross bores locates with Union Gas. Matt Tracey said a system is in place. All contractors are on One Call. “Once they are in the database we won’t have a problem again,” he said.
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Community Centre was rocking on Valentine’s Day By Judy Backus
Events – Marmora – Pink tablecloths and plenty of red formed the background for the Valentine’s Day dance hosted by members of the #7 Classic Cruisers at the Community Centre. The purpose of the event was to offer a great night for all and to assist with the organization’s annual operating expenses and equipment
replacement. Music, provided by Freddy Vette and the Flames, with rock and roll hits from days gone by, kept the dance floor active, with tunes such as Rock Around the Clock, See You Later Alligator, and Blueberry Hill adding a nostalgic note. In welcoming all, club President Barrie Graley presented an update on the organization, which was formed several years ago by a group whose
members have “a common interest in vehicles.” Each Thursday evening from May through to mid-September, Main Street is lined with classic cars which vary in number from, as Graley commented, 60 to 70 early in the season, often exceeding 200 in the heat of the summer and during the very popular free corn roast nights. Music is always a part of the
Cruise Nights, with Freddy Vette and Matt Cage, honouring Elvis and making appearances over the course of the summer. During the Cruise Nights, 50/50 draws are held with the proceeds going to support local causes. As well, die cast scale model vehicles are raffled off each week in support
of the food programs at the three local schools. Graley told the crowd, “Over the last seven years, our donations have averaged $10,000 a year. In 2013, our organization won the Hastings County Organization of the Year Award for bringing in the most tourism to the area on a consistent basis.”
Pike were the targets during the Crowe Lake annual ice fishing derby By Judy Backus
Events – Marmora – The annual Crowe Lake pike Catch ‘N’ Keep Fishing Derby attracted fishermen and women of all ages to the icy surface of the lake on February 16. The event was held, as usual, on the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Ontario Family Fishing Weekend when no license is required. Anglers arrived from Mississauga, Port Perry, Oshawa, Peterborough, Trenton, Frankford, Stirling, Belleville, Madoc, Tweed and Marmora, many setting up temporary huts on the ice, while others simply braved the cold without protection. Sponsored this year by Chris’ Live Bait, the derby is designed to decrease the population of the predatory pike, which feed on the fry of the more desirable walleye and muskellunge. Registration, at a cost of $10 per adult with children 12 and under free, was held at the bait shop, with 137 adults and 42 children arriving from points near and far to sign in on a frosty but bright morning. Entry fees were returned to participants in the form of cash prizes. A bonus prize of $100 for the most fish caught by an angler was supplied by Crowe Lake Waterway Association, the organization which began the derby several years ago, and until this year, oversaw the coordination of the increasingly popular event. Sandra Vanattan, owner of the bait shop, said mid morning, “Chris’ is sponsoring the derby to keep the initiative going to reduce the number of pike, to sustain the walleye population, and support the past and future stocking programs.” At the end of the day, Vanattan reported that over the course of the derby 13 pike, weighing a total of 41.5 pounds, had been caught by 12 anglers. Winner of $250 for the heaviest pike, was Dan Reilly whose fish weighed four pounds 15 ounces. The $250 prize for the longest pike went to Bill Deline, with a 26 and 5/8 inch
long fish. Luke Brownson won $250 in the hidden weight category for his two pound, three ounce catch, while Justin Desbarbieux’s 20-inch catch resulted in a $250 cash prize in the hidden length category. Jason McGarvey won the Crowe Lake Waterway Association’s $100 gift certificate to be spent at Chris’ Live Bait in the maximum number of pike category, having caught two. Madison Frost won in the 12 and under category, her prize being a rod and reel combination donated by Chris’ Live Bait, as well as a shampoo gift set provided by Jazz Salon in Trenton. Many draw prizes were awarded, including 15 rod and reel combos, hats, lure kits and gift certificates. All children received a grab bag which included a medal for participating. The event was also sponsored by Tim Horton’s Marmora. As Vanattan said at the end of a successful day, “The derby was very successful despite the lack of pike being weighed in today. The initiative remains the same - to reduce pike in the Crowe Lake, to naturally sustain walleye populations and to support the past and future walleye stocking of the lake. Every little bit helps.”
The Community Centre was a-hopping on the evening of Valentine’s Day when Freddy Vette and the Flames arrived to provide music from the 50s and 60s for a dance hosted by members of the #7 Classic Cruisers. The popular group features Wayne Mills on sax; Kevin Crotty, lead guitar; Gary Buffet, drums; Freddy Vette, vocals, guitar and piano; Betty Vette, vocals; Sara Miron, vocals; and Ken Globe, bass guitar. Photo: Judy Backus
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County focuses on sharing services to reduce costs
By Diane Sherman
News – Eldorado – Hastings County Council held a special day-long meeting in Eldorado February 14 at the Madoc Township hall. The overall focus was how the 14 member municipalities can reduce costs of operations and infrastructure management. The morning session started at 9 a.m. focusing on shared services with a seminar and workshop facilitated by Michael Rowland, president of Change Focus, a Toronto-based industry management consulting firm. The objective was to provide an overview of “municipal approaches to and lessons learned about shared services” and understand issues of current shared initiatives within the county. It was designed to assess municipal interest in pursuing the initiative, identify key service areas and interested municipal partners, then discuss how they could move the plan forward. Jason Hagan of LAS (Local Authority Services), a non-profit subsidiary of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), informed Council LAS provides competitively priced services at lower cost” through cooperative procurement efforts and innovative training, programs and services,” specifically in the areas of commodity procurement (gas, hydro, fuel) energy services, lighting, investments and general administration.
Hagan noted sharing services through the AMO agency would reduce costs significantly when municipalities collaborate as a group. A special meeting of the Roads Committee followed lunch. At the January 31, 2013 roads committee meeting Kathryn Wood, president and chief administrative officer of Natural Capital Resources Incorporated, an economic development firm, presented the Fiscal Sustainability Report (re. roads and bridges) from the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus, pertaining specifically to member municipalities of Hastings County. At that time she reviewed information pertaining to infrastructure assets, which members are responsible for. Council commissioned her firm to work with member municipalities to complete a detailed analysis of capital needs through data collection. Wood proceeded with the project, issuing a survey to municipalities, then presented her first consolidated findings at the May 21, 2013 roads meeting. She presented the next stage of her findings February 14 with an update picture of the infrastructure within Hastings County. “Costs to maintain roads and structures dominate the asset pool,” Wood told Council members. Hastings County is the second largest county in Ontario extending 160 kilometers from
north to south spanning 42 kilometers east to west. Wood says the County has 5,629 lane-kilometers (2,814.5 km.) of roads to maintain with an additional 90 km. recently downloaded from the province. In addition there are 278 structures (184 bridges, 94 large culverts) to maintain and 1,437 social housing units and two long-term care facilities owned and operated by Hastings County, plus 55 landfill locations. Her figures indicate spending has risen from $12.9 million in 2000 to $26.6 million in 2012 for these “roads and structures.” Data shows 29 of the 55 landfills are closed, leaving 26 open with all but five the responsibility of municipal management. She stated, “There is at least $4.6 million in unfunded liabilities associated with municipal landfills in closure and post-closure costs not including costs of expansion or opening a new one.” “We pay infrastructure costs through property taxes, user fees and charges, or take from reserves or incur debt.” She also noted household incomes within the County average at $65,693, “significantly lower” than the Ontario average of $85,772. After presenting a thorough analysis with numerous grafts and charts, Wood reflected her key observations: “To address annual maintenance requirements, the capital infrastructure deficit and provide for growth,
Hastings County and municipalities should be spending at least $80 million annually in capital expenditures.” She said in 2012 capital expenditures were only $12.2 million. “Without new cost saving/internal revenue generation strategies or an ongoing influx of external funds, the state of the infrastructure in Hastings will continue to decline.” Final recommendations for municipal and county level strategies included sharing services and providing joint service delivery across all municipalities as a priority. They also included advocating to the provincial government for a permanent infrastructure fund, reformulation of the provincial gas tax revenues, increased funding for social housing, and advocating for federal investment in infrastructure across all types of municipal infrastructure. Chair of the roads committee, Councillor Terry Clemens, told Centre Hastings News this meeting is the first to “take a serious look at options for shared services.” “Municipalities have no alternative but to cut costs. We can no longer operate like this.” Members agreed to go forward with the plan to share services. A number of suggestions were recorded from the morning workshops, including how members could consolidate costs of corporate management and program support services. Talks also focussed on the costs of planning and development, protection services, environmental and transportation services and recreation and cultural services.
Hastings County Roads Committee Chair, Terry Clemens is adamant that shared service is necessary to strengthen municipal operations. Photo: Diane Sherman
There will be another meeting on the shared service initiative once Rowland and Wood assemble the results of this session. Wood requested all mem-
Finances the focus of meeting By Diane Sherman
News - Madoc - Municipal departments of Centre Hastings are presenting their budget proposals for the fiscal year. Christine Martin presented the treasurer’s report at the February 12 council meeting, inclusive of a historical summary of unfinanced capital (internally borrowed) since 2006 with a long-term payment plan for review. Martin noted council has “lost focus on paying down” the internal debt which stands at $1.98 million, basically the
same as it was in 2010. She set forth a repayment plan for five years and seven years, which would eliminate the debt. Martin also noted the municipality has been paying itself a five per cent interest rate on the internal loan and recommended that interest payment be eliminated and deferred back into working capital. Council approved purchase of two pick-up trucks for the Public Works department last month. Both the treasurer and PW
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superintendent Roger Taylor worked on the tender process, which recommended that both trucks be purchased from the local Ford dealer. MeKeown Motors of Spring Brook also tendered. Deputy mayor Tom Simpson questioned the process and what criteria was used to determine the “best buy.” Martin explained they used a template from the city of Belleville, “a scoring sheet,” which took into consideration dealer location in regard to future service costs and because of that chose the Madoc dealer. After reviewing a report from Fire Interim Chief Bob Branscombe, which showed three medical assistance responses in the month of January, the Deputy Mayor motioned council to have the chief compile data specific to medical responses. Simpson has expressed an ongoing concern of costs to the municipality for medical responses, which he stated are the responsibility of the Hastings County funded emergency services. A delegation from the Campbellford Memorial Hospital came before council asking their consideration on funding the hospital with $5,000 in this fiscal year. The delegation indicated close to 1,000 residents of the Madoc region use the hospital service because it is close and less busy than Belleville facilities. Simpson asked how that data was formed and if the admitting staff was clear on the difference between “Madoc in Centre Hastings” and “Madoc Township” residency. He said he would like to have clarification on their data collection.
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Lower Trent Conservation deals with wetlands and dogs
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News - Quinte West - Janet Noyes, manager Watershed Science and Services, presented a plan review program update to the Lower Trent Conservation board at its annual meeting on February 13. She said there have been conflicts with landowners regarding wetlands and they need to update their policies. “We need more flexibility for small wetlands,” she said. Jim Harrison agreed, “Sometimes the definition of a wetland doesn’t fit.”
“Staff is of the opinion that action must be taken to address safety issues related to large dogs at large on our conservation areas.” Wilfred Shier said he was concerned that wetlands are put on the map and people don’t know about it. He said some are man-made for drainage. People are being told they
have to pay for a study. “This needs to be more workable,” he said. Janet Noyes said wetlands are a living ecosystem. Mary Tadman said she likes the idea of a compromise and felt that one solution is for the landowner to make a contribution to a wetland fund. Kim MacNeil said, “I’m leery of that. It’s an easy out.” Noyes agreed, “It’s a slippery slope.” Craig Kerr said for a small wetland they use cash in lieu of parkland and build up a fund. “It gets rid of an irritant with development in the community.” Glenda Rodgers said the issue does come up occasionally, but they never really called it compensation. They have had discussions over small wetlands, like one acre. Jim Alyea said he has had a war with the MNR for years on a description of wetlands. “There were no cattails or mud, just water lapping on the shoreline,” he said. “We need to make sure this is fair and reasonable.” The board approved staff to develop draft policies. Glenda Rodgers also presented
a report on enforcement of Conservation Authorities Act Section 29 Regulations in response to concerns being raised over dogs off leash in conservation lands. The board approved the hiring of R. Bruce Way, Frontier Security Services, Belleville. Way has been a Provincial Offences Act prosecutor for ten years and currently prosecutes offences for some local municipalities and Quinte West Animal Control. He personally trains bylaw enforcement officers. Lower Trent staff proposed that the officers focus on the conservation areas that have been problematic, with occasional visits to other areas if necessary. Duration would be three times a week, four hours each time, targeting key times for a period of six months, starting as soon as conditions warrant. After six months, staff would assess the impacts on the enforcement efforts and future requirements. “Staff is of the opinion that action must be taken to address safety issues related to large dogs at large on our conservation areas,” Rodgers said. “We have tried everything. We have to take action.”
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10 Central Hastings News - Thursday, February 20, 2014
Bringing pond hockey to Oak Lake By Richard Turtle
Sports – Oak Lake – It all started last year as a bit of winter fun and a chance for participants to be part of a local effort to encourage sports and learning half way around the world. But this year, organizers of the Second Annual Kerr Oak Lake Pond Hockey Tournament are setting their sights a little closer to home, with proceeds designated for a local project. The fun tournament runs March 1, from 10:30 a.m. until all games are finished, on an area cleared and prepared for multiple games throughout the day. Brothers John and Mark Kerr, who have spent much of their lives on or around the lake, quickly organized a four-on-four tournament last year to help finance a humanitarian trip to Africa that saw Mark and girlfriend Jenna Leslie spend about a month volunteering in Tanzania. “The tournament started last year as just some friends trying to help my brother and his girlfriend raise money to buy
sports equipment and school supplies for African children,” explains John, who still lives in the area, while Mark now resides in Toronto. “This year we are hoping to continue the tournament and grow it year after year,” he adds. So the brothers decided to look for a local cause that fit with their original intention, approaching StirlingRawdon police officer Darrin Heasman about support for Sports Nights hosted in Stirling. Instead, John says, Heasman suggested the Stirling Public School and its present fund raising effort to rebuild the school’s outdoor track. And, John explains, it was subsequently decided that, “all proceeds this year will be donated to the Stirling School to help raise money for a new track.” He adds, “as we continue and grow our tournament we plan on picking a new charity (or) fund-raiser every year, with a focus on supporting local causes.” The African trip he and Leslie em-
barked on, Mark says, was through a volunteer agency providing an opportunity to see another part of the world and gain a better understanding of the culture there, as well as make a small contribution as an individual. And, he adds, the experience has given him a deeper appreciation for life at home. Last weekend, in preparation for the March 1 tournament, John set out for the first time to begin clearing the ice surface. It had been a relatively easy task the year before but, armed with a snowblower and a four-wheeler with a plow blade, he was fully prepared to go the duration. “It’s a lot of snow,” John said Saturday of the approximately 30 cm of dense cover, “but I’ve got tomorrow, and Monday too, if that’s how long it takes.” In Toronto while his brother cleared a frozen lake, Mark says he’s looking forward to getting out on the ice as well. Space is still available for more teams, John says, and organizers are
also accepting donations and sponsor support as tournament day approaches. Local sponsors so far, he says, include Corners Grill and Tap, Twisted Mounty and Bob’s Portable Toilets. Registration cost for participants is
$10 per player and hamburgers and hot dogs will be available. Further information is posted on Facebook or can be requested by emailing email@example.com or phoning 613-242-9102.
Pounder in business of buying and selling
By Richard Turtle
Last weekend John Kerr began to clear the ice on Oak Lake for a March 1 pond hockey tournament News – Stirling – Charlie Pounder to raise money for the Stirling Public School track. There is still time for more teams, sponsors and admits he’s always been a bit of a colsupporters to participate. lector and trader and, after witnessing a friend’s success in a similar venture, decided to open Pounder’s Buy and Sell in Stirling last summer. And after about six months of operation, he says, he’s seen some of the Distributor of Kawartha Dairy Products peaks and valleys encountered as a business owner and remains optimistic GOLD SILVER BRONZE about the future. Located at 40 Mill St., the store saw some busy days through the summer and fall, he says, allowing him to build up a clientele as well as a stock of tools, video games, musical instruments, electronics, toys and games and collectables. **POUTINE EVERYDAY - $4.65 (French or Wedge Fries)** Take Out Available “The ﬁrst four months were reHwy. 62 N. Box 639, Madoc, ON K0K 2K0 • T: 613-473-2963 ally good,” he notes, adding trafﬁc has slowed considerably over the winter. But he’s hopeful the warmer weather Spring Brook resident Charlie Pounder has been operating Punder’s Buy and Sell on Mill Street in CITY OF QUINTE WEST will attract a little more business to his Stirling since July. Invites applications for Supervisor of Tourism and Special Events little section of the sidewalk. The City of Quinte West is a vibrant rural/urban community with over 43,000 people located in Eastern Buying single items or collections, Ontario. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Quinte West is known for being to home to Canadian Forces CITY OF QUINTE WEST Pounder admits he has to carefully conBase Trenton and being located at the mouth of the Trent Severn Waterway. Invites applications for a Supervisor of Accounting sider the chances for resale as well as The position will work in collaboration with the Manager of Economic Development and Tourism. The The City of Quinte West Corporate and Financial Services Department is currently inviting applications for the condition of each piece before mak- the position of Supervisor of Accounting. incumbent will provide leadership in the supervision of planning, coordination and evaluation of City ing an offer but adds he is always avail- Reporting to the Manager of Financial Services/Deputy Treasurer, the Supervisor of Accounting will be sponsored special events, recreation programs and tourism initiatives for the City of Quinte West. The Supervisor will collaborate with economic development staff to establish and implement marketing and able for inquiries, either at the store or responsible for general ledger reconciliation, operating account analysis and day-to-day oversight of communication strategies to meet organizational objectives. In this role you will be expected to attract by appointment. general accounting functions. You will assist with the preparation and monitoring of the Operating and new sponsorships, develop and implement plans for promotion of new events, bring energy, creativity and A Spring Brook resident and former Capital budget including the 10 year investment plan for various departments. The position will also play community relations expertise that will enhance the image and positive relationships of the City. CHSS student, Pounder says Stirling an integral role in the completion of the City’s year end working papers, financial statements and Financial Special Events: The incumbent will Direct and coordinate the planning, coordination and evaluation of was his ﬁrst choice when opening the Information Return. special events for the City of Quinte West, manage all details related to each event – promotion, booking The position will assist in managing the fi nancial accounting and cash control functions of the City’s store. “I really like Stirling,” he says of facilities staffing and administration the business location, noting he is very administration operations including accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial statements, fine Marketing: you will be expected to develop a tourism marketing strategy for the City, formulate annual payments and financial disbursements. You will provide assistance to the Manager of Financial Services/ familiar with the area having lived here Deputy Treasurer, in regards to ongoing financial analysis and daily general accounting functions in regards marketing strategies for City sanctioned tourism and special events as well as establish marketing his whole life. “I’d like to stay here.” strategies to meet organizational objectives in conjunction with Economic Development staff. to operating accounts. Responsible to perform year-end adjustments, accruals, deferrals, and reallocation And Pounder’s Buy and Sell, he says, of general ledger balances as required in support of operating accounts. The Supervisor will create journal Tourism: The Supervisor will participate in the development of new tourism events, tourism investment has a range of used products on the shelves. entries and updates to the general ledger for both month-end and year-end closings pertaining to all opportunities and other tourism initiatives with the City’s Tourism Coordinator and tourism providers and “I get comic books and video games, a few financial sub-systems as required, provide general ledger analysis/reconciliation for various departments work with local and regional organizations, including the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce, Bay of musical instruments, sports equipment, on a monthly basis and assist departments with monthly operating account analysis. You will provide Quinte Tourist Council and RTO 9, in building the awareness of the tourism/travel industry. ongoing support to City staff in relation to the City’s financial software as well as assist in preparation of cards,” he says. “It just depends.” Recreation: Supervise the planning and developing of City recreation programs that supplement end reports and the City’s new working papers, assist in preparation of City’s financial statements programs offered by the Quinte West YMCA, assist with recruiting, training and maintaining part time Currently open four days per week, year and year end reports, assist in preparation of City’s Financial Information Return (FIR), coordination and recreation staff related to the provision of programs. Pounder says he is still experimenting support of merchant banking operations, complete various types of analytical type projects and perform A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in a management capacity in a municipal environment is with hours of operation and can be con- internal audit functions as required. required. Demonstrated leadership, communication, decision-making and public relations skills are tacted by phone or email when the store A minimum five (5) years’ experience, preferably in a municipal accounting/finance environment with essential. The incumbent will possess a College Diploma or University Degree in a related field, Marketing, is closed. solid exposure to those activities mentioned in the “principal duties” area. A University Degree with Public or Community Relations, and/or other related discipline. Proven knowledge of the principles, For further information about hours, specialization in business or finance, and a professional accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA) and a procedures, objectives and practices of municipal budgeting procedures along with proven knowledge of available products or to offer items for working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, Microsoft Word, Access and advanced Excel the principles, procedures, objectives and practices of the marketing and promotion of community based skills (e.g. functions and Pivot tables) are essential. Knowledge in Microsoft GP or Diamond Municipal purchase, contact Charlie Pounder by special events. accounting software would be considered an asset. phone at 613-847-5995 or email poundRemuneration: The salary range for this position as per the City’s Non-Union grid is $62,879-$69,865 Remuneration: The salary range for this position as per the City’s Non-Union grid is $62,879-$69,865 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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The City offers an attractive benefits package. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume clearly marked: “Application: Supervisor of Accounting” by 4:30p.m. Monday March 10, 2014 to the undersigned: Tim Osborne, CMM III HR Professional, Manager Human Resources City of Quinte West P.O. Box 490 Trenton, ONK8V 5R6 Email: email@example.com Website Address: www.quintewest.ca We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the City of Quinte West is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call 613-392-2841 (4437) or email the above if you require an accommodation to ensure your participation in the recruitment and selection process.
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Central Hastings News - Thursday, February 20, 2014 11
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12 Central Hastings News - Thursday, February 20, 2014
Tweed Music Festivals preparing for events
ties including preparations for this Justin Brayâ€™s observation at the last Summer Theatre being able to use yearâ€™s Elvis festival. municipal council meeting that the the facility, or Tim Porterâ€™s group, â€œTMFI is the group that puts on infrastructure costs for the proposed the IANNA theatre company, bethe Elvis Festival. We also put on site would be high, perhaps more ing able to use it â€“ and small bands the Freddy Vette sock hop at the than the band-shell itself. around here, like the school bands pavilion and last year was our ďŹ rst â€œI think we may be able to get or the Gateway Jazz band. Why time doing the Tweed Tribute to El- some help from community agen- couldnâ€™t you hold an outdoor wedvis Golf tournament at the Poplars cies, but I also think there might ding there? Itâ€™s just up to the imagiGolf club,â€? said Lesage adding that be government funding available. nation what you want to do with it.â€? the one Elvis weekend â€œtakes an en- Weâ€™ll have to look at government Present outdoor music facilities are tire year to plan.â€? funding to ďŹ nd out what is avail- limited she said. Regarding a planned 2014 fund- able and how, and that will dictate Updating news on this yearâ€™s raising event, Lesage says the group whether and how this is going to Elvis festival, Ms. Lesage reported is still in the planning stages and come about,â€? she noted. The proj- that the Casino Brothers band from one of the big questions they must ect, if it goes ahead, may take a few the Toronto area will be providing tackle is infrastructure at the fair- years, she added. live accompaniment on the Saturgrounds. Renting the mobile stage Asked whether the band-shell day night performance as well as on and sound system which is used for might become an issue in the next Sunday. They have been the ofďŹ cial the Elvis Festival is expensive; it municipal election, Ms. Lesage Elvis Collingwood festival house costs $10,000 per event. said she felt that would depend on band since 2004. â€œWeâ€™re going to try to do some- the depth of local support for the â€œThis year Gordon Hendricks thing but weâ€™re not sure what it will project. She pointed out that such from England, last yearâ€™s winner, be yet. Scott Pettigrew is the lead a facility would provide a perma- will be doing the showcase on Satman on this project, so when he nent home for the Elvis festival or urday night. He obviously couldnâ€™t comes back (from a Southern trip) whatever other follow-on musical bring his own band with him so heâ€™ll let us know what heâ€™s going festivals might develop, and be a thatâ€™s why we went with the Casino New LTC chair Patricia Westrope and vice chair Mary Tadman were ac- to do about it. It is our plan to have valuable resource for the whole Brothers.â€? events there, and it will all depend community. The Elvis Festival will be doing claimed at the annual general meeting. Photo: Kate Everson on how much support we get.â€? â€œWhen we were brainstorming this yearâ€™s media launch on April 26 By Kate Everson of the $2,727,500 budget will Lesage agreed with Councillor about this, we thought of the Tweed at the Legion parking lot. The event News - Quinte West - The be provided by the provincial new chair and vice-chair of and federal governments to cothe Lower Trent Conservation ordinate programs related to the cleanup of the Bay of Quinte (LTC) board are women. â€œI donâ€™t believe we have and the protection of sources ever had a woman as chair,â€? of water used for municipal said general manager Glenda drinking water. The seven local municipalities will provide Rodgers. Pat Westrope, representative $774,271 to support the waof the Township of Cramahe, tershed management program, is the new chair and Mary representing approximately 29 Tadman, representative of the per cent of the funding outlined Municipality of Brighton, is in the 2014 budget and business vice chair. Westrope has been a plan. The slight increase in the member of the board of directors for the past seven years and levy was as follows: Alnwickvice-chair since 2011. Tadman Haldimand went up from has been on the board for six $77,268 in 2013 to $77,582 years, from 2004 to 2006 and in 2014. Brighton went from $122,529 to $123,961. Trent from 2011 to present. LTCâ€™s area of jurisdiction Hills went from $118,537 to covers 2121 square kilometres $124,735. Centre Hastings (819 square miles) stretching went from $17,321 to $17,963. from Grafton to Quinte West Quinte West went from and from Lake Ontario to Rice $326,316 to $337,737. StirlingLake. The area includes all or Rawdon went from $27,789 to portions of seven municipali- $29,577. The total levy went ties. The ten-member board of from $753,095 to $774,271. Glenda Rodgers told the directors includes the following municipal representatives for board at its annual meeting Feb2014: Township of Alnwick/ ruary 13 that staff continues to Haldimand - Joan Stover, Mu- monitor weather, ice, snow and nicipality of Brighton - Craig water level conditions as part of Kerr, Mary Tadman, Munici- its ďŹ‚ood forecasting and warnpality of Centre Hastings - Lar- ing program. â€œThere have been no mary Mitz, Township of Cramahe - Patricia Westrope, City of jor problems with frazil ice or Quinte West - Jim Harrison, Jim ďŹ‚ooding on the Trent River this Alyea, Township of Stirling- winter, to date,â€? she said. â€œThe Rawdon - Wilfred Shier, Mu- snow pack continues to build nicipality of Trent Hills - Kim [about ďŹ ve inches of water equivalent]. This could result in MacNeil, Bill Thompson. The 2014 budget was ap- a spring freshet, depending on proved by the board at the meet- the time of the thaw and tem0VSBEWJTPSTXJMMCFPOIBOEUPBOTXFSZPVSRVFTUJPOTBCPVU ing. 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Novice Grizzlies split their playoff games last weekend
Sports - The Grizzlies were at home on Saturday and came ﬂying out of the gates. Nick Oke scored two short-handed goals early in the ﬁrst period, and completed the natural hat trick before the period ended. Ty Therrien scored early in the second period to put his team up by four goals, and the Brock Wild scored one of their own before the end of the second. The Grizzlies carried a 4 - 1 lead into the third period, but the Wild were determined to not go down without a ﬁght. The teams exchanged chances and worked hard to the ﬁnal buzzer and the ﬁnal score was 4 - 3 for the Grizzlies. Assists in the game were credited to Carson VanAllen, Oke and Therrien. On Sunday, the Grizzlies travelled to Beaverton. With two men in the box, the Grizzlies quickly found themselves
down by two goals, but fought their way back to tie the game at two before the end of the second period. After an unfortunate bounce, the Wild scored again to make it 3 - 2 just before the buzzer ended the second. Both teams scored in the third period, and the Grizzlies fought hard to the end, but found themselves on the losing end of a 4 - 3 game. Scoring for the Grizzlies was Ty Therrien (2), and Ben Danford with assists from Owen Cassidy and Nick Oke (2). The young Grizzlies squad have a 2-1 lead in the OMHA quarter ﬁnal series and will be back in action, looking to close out the series Saturday February 22 at 1 p.m. in Madoc. The Grizzlies would like to thank their parents and fans for their continued support, and hope to see you all at the game on Saturday
Bulls on a roll
The McDonald’s Atom Grizzlies locked horns with the Millbrook Stars on February 15th and 16th in their quarter ﬁnal match up. The Griz, who held a 1 - 0 lead in the series, were riding what coach Brad Phillips called “an impressive wave of offence” as they entered game two. The match resembled an old Edmonton Oilers tilt as the teams exchanged ﬁfteen goals throughout the game. Captain Kellen Dostaler led the charge with a hat trick while Tyler Sawkins (2), Phoenix Smith, Heiden Leonard, Marek Skalba and Jack Sandford also contributed tallies in the 9 - 6 victory for the Griz. On Sunday, Centre Hastings was able to sweep the series at home by defeating the Stars by a ﬁnal score of 6 - 3. Dostaler stepped once again and scored a pair of goals and set up three others. Forwards Leonard, Smith, Skalba and Sawkins also found the back of the net with assists provided by Leonard, Kieran Finch, Sawkins and Dostaler (3). Anna Belle Phillips made numerous big saves and Braeden Cassidy, Jacob Kennedy, and Delaney Stoltz made several key defensive plays throughout the game. The Grizzlies will now take on either Flesherton or Shallow Lake in the OMHA semi-ﬁnals. The McConnell Funeral Home Peewee Grizzlies faced off against the
Millbrook Stars in the OMHA Quarter Finals. The opening game of the series took place in Marmora on the Grizzlies’ home ice. The Grizzlies were taken by surprise when the Stars scored ﬁrst a few minutes into the game. The Grizzlies managed to tie it up 1 – 1 after one period of play. In the second period the Grizzlies found their stride and the back of the net for ﬁve unanswered goals. In the third period both teams scored twice with the Grizzlies winning the game 8 - 3. Karsten Leonard led the goal scoring with four goals. Other goals went to Abby Cassidy (2), Skyler Graham and Curtis Dicks. Owen McMaster earned the win in net. Game two was in Millbrook. The game was a bit choppy and there was no real ﬂow but the Grizzlies kept working hard and not giving up. The Grizzlies found themselves in the sin bin a few too many times throughout the game making it hard to generate any offence but by the ﬁnal buzzer the Grizzlies had earned the win by a score of 4 – 1. Brayden Bailey led the scoring with two goals. Other goals went to Abby Cassidy and Eric Ramsey. Hayden Hammock earned the victory in net. Game three was back on the Grizzlies’ ice and they were set to ﬁnish the series. The Stars came to play and bat-
tled hard. The game remained scoreless throughout most of the ﬁrst period until Liam McTaggart took a shot from the point and put it past the Stars’ goalie. That seemed to get the Grizzlies going as they scored two more goals in the second period and another two in the third. The highlight of the game was when Curtis McCurdy raced down the wing and made a beautiful pass to Abby Cassidy who was driving the net not giving the Stars’ goalie a chance. It was a real beauty. Other goals were scored by Skyler Graham and Brayden Bailey. Owen McMaster was solid between the pipes. The Grizzlies took the win with a score of 5 – 1 sending them onto to the OMHA Semi-Finals against either Flesherton or Arran Elderslie. The Grizzlies would like to thank the Millbrook Stars for a good series and great sportsmanship. The Ontario Truss and Wall Peewee AE Grizzlies lost to the Durham Crusaders on Friday February 14th by a ﬁnal score of 4 -0. Although the Grizzlies gave all they had while taking a game from the strong team from Durham, they lost the series in four games. The Mac’s Bantams Grizzlies swept the Brock Wild in three games to advance to the semi-ﬁnals. They await the winner of the Flesherton and Luck now series.
Tweed Hawks Juveniles lose game in quarter-final playoffs By Brett Mann
Sports – Tweed – The Tweed Hawks Bulls forward Michael Cramarossa brings the puck out from behind the Owen Sound Attack net dur- Juveniles lost 4 - 3 in an important ing an Ontario Hockey League game Saturday. Belleville won 3-1 for its second win in a row. game last Sunday at the Tweed–HunPhoto: Steve Jessel gerford arena against the Loyalists from Amherstview. Both teams are locked in a closely fought quarterfinal series of the All Ontario finals. “It’s been a close series,” said Brad Brooks, the Hawks trainer/coach, as his team dressed for the third game,
tied at a game each for the Hawks and Loyalist. “The first two games were decided by one goal,” he added, underlining how closely matched the two teams are. The Hawks advanced to this level by defeating Lakefield three games to one. The final score on Sunday reflected how tightly matched this series is. The Hawks scored the first goal of the game in the second period, with Am-
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herstview quickly bouncing back on a power play to lead 3 - 2. The quality of hockey displayed was excellent, fast-paced and physical, with some shoving and tussling and both Amherstview and Hawk players requiring assistance to return to the bench after hard hits. The Hawks came back to tie the game 3 - 3 at the start of the third period, but Amherstview regained their lead with a goal at about the six minute mark which the Hawks weren’t able to answer, despite a couple of power play opportunities. Despite pulling their goalie, Jesse Akey in the last minute of play, the Hawks came up short and the series stands at 2 games to 1. The next game is in Amherstview next Thursday, with the final game, if required, scheduled on Friday at 8 p.m. in Tweed. The first two Hawks goals were scored by Dustin Maines, with assists from Brandon Albert, Jacob Gunning and Neil Broek. Broek also scored the final Hawks goal with assists from Riley Hemmersbach and Braeden Francis. Penalties went to Delaney Mousseau for cross-checking and to Braeden Allore for checking from behind. He later received a game misconduct the same infraction. Looking over the whole season, Books observed, “It’s been a lot of fun. And a tough season – we’ve been short bodied all year, but they came together well for the playoffs” noting the dedication of the players. “Lots of guys have jobs and girlfriends,” Brooks pointed out, but they still manage to keep up with the rigorous training and game schedule. The fair-sized crowd of fans at Sunday’s game seemed to appreciate the quality of hockey the series is providing.
New proprietors add Greek specialities to Bunker’s menu By Judy Backus
Lifestyles – Marmora – Visitors to Bunker’s Hideaway, which s located on a 43-acre parcel of land at 239 Station Rd., will have noticed that the restaurant has new proprietors – Dimitris Katsaounis and Chris Carathanasis – who have been there since December 1. For now, the name remains the same, but pending the liquor license transfer approval, it will be changed to Bunker’s Bistro and Bar, the hope being that it will become known as the Triple B. The restaurant is now open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from noon to 9 p.m. The welcoming restaurant facility includes three rooms which feature a bar area, a dining room and a lounge with accommodation for about 120 diners once summer arrives and the outdoor, screened patios are open. The surrounding grounds are maintained by the owners who will continue to offer paintball, batting cages, paintball target shooting, a volleyball net and campgrounds. Katsaounis and Carathanasis have known each other for 13 years, having met on Toronto’s Danforth where they
worked in the restaurant business. They became friends, and as Katsaounis put it during a break from preparing for the evening diners, “decided to pool our knowledge and resources to one day open our own business in rural Ontario modelled after a traditional Greek souvlaki stand. Carathanasis, added, “We stand by our own ingredients and we stand behind everything we put in our food ... The food we would cook for our families is what we are cooking here.” The existing Bunker’s menu has been adapted to include many of the original items along with such traditional Greek fare as pork tenderloin or chicken souvlaki, lemon roast potatoes, spanakopita, Greek meatballs, homemade tzatziki, spinach rice like their grandmothers made and, the delicious meal topper, baklava with rice pudding. Much more is planned for the future, too. Katsaounis referred to the menu as a work in progress, saying that although there would be minor changes, that all the local favou- Chris Carathanasis and Dimitris Katsaounis, the new proprietors of Bunker’s Hideaway, have kept the established favourites on the menu but are gradurites would remain, with quality being ally adding a selection of Greek food, including souvlaki, spanakopita and baklava with more delectable dishes to come. Photo: Judy Backus the primary focus. The two also cater for The new additions to the menu have He referred to the response from the many friends – we love it here. We feel parties, groups and events, and as well, been well received, with Katsaounis say- patrons and municipality as being “very blessed that we found Marmora.” He provide for takeouts. ing, “We get many compliments. We are welcoming,” adding that he is thankful went on to express thanks for the ongonot perfect – there have been some hiccups to the entire community of Hastings ing support of the landlords, the Wannawhich we addressed immediately. Our pri- County and Marmora specifically. makers who are the owners of Bunker’s mary goal is to keep everyone satisfied.” He continued, ”We have already made Hideaway.
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News – Batawa – Fifteen people from 8 Wing have found a unique way to give back to the community and improve their own skills. These individuals are members of the Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP) and ply their trade as volunteers at the Batawa Ski Hill just north of Trenton. The 15 military members vary from experienced SAR Techs to first-year members just learning the ropes of the CSP, which is charged with the safety of skiers and snowboarders on Canadian ski hills. One of the volunteer patrollers is Maj. Darryl Rolfe, Commander of the Trenton Air Cadet Summer Training Centre (TACSTC), who also happens to be the Vice-president Administrator for the Frontenac Zone of the CSP and a first aid instructor in on-snow rescues. A lifeguard in the past, he became involved with the CSP for many of the same reasons others get involved – he believes in community involvement, he likes helping people, and he gets to practice a number of skills. A skier for well over 20 years, he decided to get more involved because his two sons were beginning to ski. “We’re individuals who have careers in other areas,” Maj. Rolfe noted of the CSP volunteers who patrol the Batawa Ski Hill. “We make contributions where we can but we also enjoy what we do. I felt this was a great way for me to have my own thing going on – a circle of friends, a purpose for being there and an opportunity to meet the public.” Maj. Rolfe describes the CSP volunteers as ambassadors of the hill and a focal point of safety when people need a hand on the ski hill. For those with the romantic illusion that it’s all high profile rescue work, think again. According to Maj. Rolfe, assisting people day-to-day can be anything from teaching them how to ride the chair-lift, or how to get a ski back on to a cut hand or, sometimes, that call when someone has sustained a serious injury on the hill. “From the ski hill management side of it, we’re often the face people inter-
Members of the Canadian Ski Patrol at Batawa demonstrate bringing the sled down the hill. Photo: Ross Lees
act with the most,” stated Maj. Rolfe. “We’re often the ones to notify if there is a hazard on the hill. We like to ski and we want to keep skiing, so whatever we can prevent, we do. We want everybody to have a positive experience on the hill and come back.” Aside from members from 8 Wing, CSP volunteers at Batawa may include police officers, paramedics, Loyal-
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OPP warn snowmobilers to stay off Trent River
News – Campbellford – Northumberland Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Trent Hills Fire Department (THFD) are issuing a warning to snowmobiles users to remain off the Trent River in Campbellford. The winter of 2014 has sent large quantities of snowfall to the Northumberland area and this has made for ideal conditions for snowmobile use on area trails. Recently, users of snowmobiles have been seen travelling at night along the Trent River in the town core in the village Campbellford under the Bridge Street Bridge and near the power dam at Trent Drive. Police and Fire officers are concerned about this as there is potential for open water in these areas as the water and ice conditions are changing daily and are unpredictable. Unsuspecting snowmobilers may be putting themselves in jeopardy if they come into this area not aware of what is ahead. OPP and fire officials are asking
that people stay off the Trent River at all times to avoid unnecessary injury or potential loss of life. If snowmobilers are in these areas and become involved in situation that requires assistance, it will take OPP and firefighters considerable time to perform a rescue, as easy access to the river is not available and a significant distance must be travelled from a suitable access entrance point with their equipment. Here are some tips for safe snowmobiling from the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) and the OPP: No ice is safe Ice: It is never 100 per cent safe to snowmobile on ice. Snowmobilers must avoid unnecessary risks and stay on available land-based OFSC trails whenever possible. If you make the personal choice to travel by ice on snowmobile, wait until a marked stake line is in place and cross only when you can follow directly from shore to shore, without stopping on the ice. Night riding: Nine out of ten fa-
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talities occur after dark. Slow down and do not overdrive your headlights. Becoming lost or disoriented is much more likely at night. Wear reflective clothing. Never ride alone at night. Always dress in appropriate snowmobile gear even if your intended destination is just next door. Practice zero alcohol” Alcohol is involved in over 70 per cent of snowmobiling fatalities. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair your perception, slow your reaction time and limit your ability to control your sled at that critical moment when your life is in the balance. The Criminal Code for impaired driving applies to snowmobiles as well and carries the same penalties as a car or other motor vehicles. Impaired driving is the number one leading cause of criminal death in Canada. For more information please visit www.ofsc.on.ca or www.opp. ca to learn more about safe snowmobiling and ice safety tips.
Canadian Ski Patrol finds special way to give back
(Above) Members of the Canadian Ski Patrol at Batawa Ski Hill pose for this picture with the hill in the background. Most of the people in this picture are also members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Photo: Ross Lees
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â€œWhat sets us apart from the Red Cross is that we donâ€™t just do the care, we do the evacuation as well.â€? Capt. Gillian Parker, a first-year member of the CSP from 424 Squadron at 8 Wing got involved because she heard a number of other squadron personnel were members, because she was looking for a way to get involved in the community and because her sister was a member of the CSP. â€œYou want to give back to the community, but itâ€™s a way of socializing as well,â€? she said. â€œAnd you get to learn First Aid. Pretty much all of the rea-
sons everybody else has for coming out.â€? A typical shift for a patroller starts with checking their equipment. They make sure the toboggan is complete with supplies in place and in good shape. After that they position the toboggans and do a sweep of the hill to make sure everything is all right, that the hill is clear and the barriers are in place so that the ďŹ rst passenger up the chairlift will have a safe skiing experience. â€œWhat sets us apart from the Red Cross is that we donâ€™t just do the care, we do the evacuation as well,â€? Maj. Rolfe said. â€œThe paramedics come to the hill, but we bring the patient to the advanced care.â€? Batawa Ski Hill General Manager Andrew Rusynyk appreciates the efforts of the CSP volunteers. â€œWeâ€™ve seen significant growth in the CSP this year and a lot of those The Canadian Ski Patrol makes sure the hill is safe for the first and last skipeople are from the base, which is ers down the hill on any given day. Photo: Ross Lees fantastic,â€? he said. â€œThe people at the base are a huge base of guests we would like to attract to the hill.â€? Which is why the Batawa Ski Hill has created a 911 and Military Appreciation day on Thursdays of every week this season. â€œThroughout the season on Thursdays, anybody who is part of 911 â€“ whether it be EMS, firefighters, police or the military â€“ can come out here and get basically 50 per cent off our unlimited ticket, which is from morning to night. Weâ€™re pretty keen on getting these people and their families out. Itâ€™s been one of our big focuses this year to try to improve the family fun experience for people. We know there are a lot of young families who come to the base, and we want to make them aware weâ€™re here. Our biggest problem is to get people out.â€?
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on-snow rescue training so they (the volunteers) can show us they can ski. We (also) teach toboggan handling and incident scene handling and then theyâ€™re generally considered qualified to start patrolling the slopes,â€? noted Maj. Rolfe. Patrollers must be a minimum of 18 years old, pay an average of $250 each year to be a member of the CSP, and cover the cost of their own uniform and first aid kit or vest, which when combined can cost approximately $500. During the off-season â€“ May through to August â€“ patrollers often remain busy providing first aid services at many non-skiing events including marathons, bike races, fundraising events, sporting tournaments, concerts, etc.
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Maj. Darryl Rolfe checks a trail prior to the hill being opened to the public for that day. Photo: Ross Lees
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BELLEVILLE Belleville Garden Club meeting February 25, 7 - 9 pm, Moira Secondary School. Contact 613-966-7455. Inn from the Cold: Winter Food Ministry Program. Nightly from Sat., Jan. 18 to Fri., Feb. 28. Bridge St. United Church, 60 Bridge St. E. (side door), Belleville. Free hot meals and a warm place to be. Doors open at 4 p.m., coffee/tea/soup at 4:30 p.m. Hot meal 5-6:30 p.m. No registration necessary. All welcome Belleville Garden Club meets the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7-9 pm, Moira Secondary School, 275 Farley Ave, Belleville. Info 613-966-7455. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., St. Columba Presbyterian Church, 520 Bridge St E, Belleville for those suffering from overeating, food obsession, under-eating, or bulimia. No dues or fees for members. Info: Susan at 613-471-0228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or visit foodaddicts.org. Westminster United Church presents a Tribute show, “Crazy For Patsy Cline”. Sunday, February 23, 2 pm. Tickets $16.00 at the church, 1199 WallbridgeLoyalist Rd. 613-968-4303 Belleville Legion: Saturday, Feb. 22, Social with Rita and John. 8pmmidnight. Singles, couples, groups. Age of majority. $10 at the door. Sunday, Feb. 23, The Grande Ole Belleville Legion Jamboree, Blue Grass and Open Mic 1-4 pm. $10 at the door. The Drawing Room, February 21(third Thursday of each month), 2 to 4 p.m. John M. Parrott Art Gallery. Info: 613-968-6731 x2240 or firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteer drivers needed Thursdays from 12:30-3:30pm to provide transportation to seniors attending our Activity Group in Belleville. Join us for the afternoon, participate in the activities and help serve tea, coffee and snacks. To register: Sandy at 613-969-0130 Feb. 24, Save the Salamanders. “Salamander Man”, Matt Ellerbeck: what species live here, why they matter, environmental threats and how we can conserve them. Quinte Field Naturalist meeting, 7:00 pm, Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville. Refreshments served. SEO Hunter’s Round Up Dinner and Dance, Feb. 22, $30/person. Belleville Fish & Game Club. Call 613-962-1223 Unravelling Vincent: The Van Gogh Project, Thursday, February 27, 6-7:30 p.m, John M. Parrott Art Gallery. Group show based on the documentary by filmmaker Brittany Ollerenshaw about Van Gogh’s influence on modern artists. Diners Club Belleville: Every Tuesday from 12noon until 2:00pm, Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville. Info: 613-969-0130 The CN Pensioners’ Association, Belleville and District Christmas dinner meeting, Thursday February 27, Travelodge Hotel, Belleville, at 12 pm. If you wish to attend, call 613- 395--3250 by Feb. 23. Angelic Healing Modality of Belvaspata. Emotional Tune-up with meridians and sacred oils. Belleville Public Library, Saturday February 22, 2-4pm. $35 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. 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 B4
1 p.m. Open to all seniors 50 and over. 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: www.anaf201.ca Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Friday, 10 a.m. Calvary Temple, corner of Wallbridge Loyalist and Hwy 2 West. Contact Dianne 613-392-0081. 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. Foot Care, 4th Wednesday of each month, Starts 9am, Quinte Living Centre 270 Front St, Belleville. Call 613-392-4181 to book an appointment. Belleville Chapter Shout Sister Choir practices Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. We do not audition and learn our music by ear. All levels of singers welcome. Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E, Belleville. Quinte Seniors Euchre Club meets at the Parkdale Community Centre every Mon. at 1:30 pm. Everyone 50 plus welcome. Cost $3.00 includes door prize, 50/50 draw and euchre score prizes
BRIGHTON 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. Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church Clothing Depot now open. TuesThurs 10am-2pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat. 10am2pm. For pick ups: 613-475-2705. Funds For The Arts Antique Show & Sale, Feb 23, 11am-3pm Brighton Industrial Park, 5 Craig Blvd Unit 2. $2. Free parking. Info 613-475-9900, info@ourstudio. ca or www.ourstudio.ca/ffta.html. Health, Diabetic and Nutrition Education Workshop, Thursday, February 27, 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. Brighton Horticultural Society monthly meeting, Tues. Feb. 25, King Edward Community Centre, Brighton
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 Feb 21, Community Care Northumberland Campbellford, 174 Oliver Rd. Unit 15 Campbellford, 2–3pm. Info: Sarah at 705-696-3891 or Linda at 705-653-1411 Blood Pressure Clinic, Feb. 21, Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 1-4pm, Room 249 2nd Floor. All Welcome. 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. Walking and Exercise Program, Tuesdays and Fridays 10 am. St. John’s United Church, 50 Bridge St. W., Campbellford. Annual General Meeting, Trent Hills & District Chamber of Commerce, Thurs, Feb. 27. $15/person. RSVP by Feb. 24 to 705-653-1551 or tourism@ trenthillschamber.ca. 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.
GLEN MILLER Roast Pork Dinner with Dressing, Baked Beans and trimmings, Christ Church Glen Miller, Saturday, February 22, 5–6:30 pm. $13.00 for adults, $7.00 for children 5-12 yr and children under 5 - FREE. Everyone Welcome.
Salvation Army Lunch, 11:30AM – 1:00PM on the 2nd and the 4th Friday Codrington Library open Tuesday, of each month, Civic Centre, Hastings. 2-5 pm; Thursday 9:30-11:30 am; Friday Soup, sandwiches, salad, dessert, coffee, tea and juice. Everyone welcome 5-8 pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm.
The Colborne Art Gallery is pleased to present “Vessels”, January 25 through March 2. For info: Barbara Buntin at 3728535, email@example.com 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). Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings, Wednesdays, 11-noon, Prospect House, 1 Elgin Street (at King), Colborne, www. foodaddictsanonymous.org 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, CAMPBELLFORD Every Monday, 7 p.m. Campbellford 10 a.m. to noon. Info: Cheryl McMurray Citizen’s Choir meets at Senior Citizen’s 905-885-8137 ext.209. Building. All welcome ELDORADO Community Diners, Feb 26, Christ Monthly Crokinole party on Church Anglican, 154 Kent St. CampFriday, February 21, 8 PM, Madoc Townbellford at 12pm. Cost $9. Info: Linda ship Hall. Bring a friend and lunch for an 705-653-1411 evening of fun and fellowship. Diabetes Group, Monday Feb. 24, 10-11 a.m., Campbellford Memo- FOXBORO rial Hospital, Room 249, 146 Oliver Rd., Diners Club Thurlow: Every 4th Campbellford. Wednesday from 12-2:00pm, Thurlow Trent Hills Soccer Registration Community Centre, 516 Harmony Rd. Information, Outdoor Season, Saturday, Corbyville. Info: 613-969-0130 Feb. 22 and March 1, 10am-noon, Trent February 27. Farmers Face the EleValley Lanes, 63 Front St. N, Campbell- ments with Don McCabe, Vice President of ford. Volunteers needed. OFA. Thurlow Community Centre at 516 Senior Citizens Heart & Stroke Harmony Rd, 7 pm. No charge, donations Euchre Party, February 22, 7 pm, $4/ per- accepted. Info: The Hastings Stewardship son includes Euchre, Lunch & Prizes. All Council: 613-391-9034 or email: info@ proceeds to the Heart & Stroke Founda- hastingsstewardship.ca tion. Forest Dennis Building, 50 Grand FRANKFORD Rd, Campbellford. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Fun Darts. All Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Welcome. Campbellford Legion Branch Weekly Meetings, Wednesday Evenings, 7-8 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 103, 34 Bridge St W 705-653-2450
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60 North Trent St. Frankford. For more information call Fern 613-3952345 Frankford Lions Hall, Moonshot Euchre, Wednesdays 1p.m. Thursday, February 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Frankford Soup’s On Luncheon. Cost is $7.00 per person. Everyone welcome. BIGQ.. Boomers Interest Group of Quinte! “A Home Inventory” presented by Intercept Home Watch, Stockdale United Church, Wednesday, February 26, 7-9pm. Light refreshments served. Everyone is welcome. $5 per person. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday Worship Service and Sunday School at Frankford United Church 10:30 am. All are Welcome! Alcoholics Anonymous Keep It Simple Group, 8 pm every Thursday at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, 60 Trent St. N. (rear), Frankford. Info: www. quintewestaa.org or 1-866-951-3711
HAVELOCK Havelock’s Wellness Program at the Town Hall, 8 Mathison St. in Havelock, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday. 10-11 exercise and 11-12 various activities. Call (705)778-7831 Raise The Woof Comedy Tour in support of Cat Care Spay/Neuter Initiative, February 27, Havelock Community Centre, 39 George St. Silent Auction at 7pm. Show at 8pm. Snack Bar and Bar. Tickets $15.00 at Becca’s Pet Emporium, Havelock or Suzanne at 705-559-1899 or Charlie at 705-957-5464 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
1564 to pre-register if not a member of the Marmora Social program. Community Youth Night, Saturday, February 22, 7-8:30 p.m., the Marmora Senior School. Fun and games for grades 7-12. Info: Marmora Free Methodist Church 613-472-5030 or Marmora Pentecostal Church 613-472-3219.
NORWOOD Norwood Legion: Wing Night Thursdays, from 4:30pm. Meat Draws Fridays from 5 p.m. Sat. Feb 22, Community Fun Spiel, Norwood Curling Club, 48 Alma St. Proceeds to the Norwood Lions Club Splash Pad project. Everyone welcome to enter teams. No Experience required. Draws. Info: Wendy 705-696-2503 1st Annual Bridal Show, Norwood Legion, Feb. 22, 12-6. Free admission. Entertainment for men, snacks, draws. First 50 Brides who register will receive a gift bag as well as get their name in twice for the door prizes.
P.E. COUNTY Albury Friendship Group - Quilts for sale each Wed 10 am - 12 noon. Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local charities for women. The Prince Edward County 4 H dance club country square dance, Saturday, February 22, 8-11 pm, Sophiasburg Town Hall, Demorestville. Live music. Caller and instructors. Adults $10 Students $5 Family $20 Under 9 free. Refreshments provided. Info Liz at 613-476-8104 or Keith at 613-393-5336 Picton afternoon Shout Sister Choir welcomes new members. Practices are Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St, Picton. www.shoutsisterchoir.ca Consecon Legion Breakfast now available, 7 days a week from 7 am - 11am. Everyone Welcome
STIRLING Weekly Monday Night Bingo, Upstairs of Stirling Arena. Cards on sale at 6:15pm. Starts at 6:50pm. Proceeds to support community projects. Sponsored by Stirling & District Lions Club. World Day of Prayer, Grace Bible Chapel, 237 Edward St., Stirling, March 7, 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. Sunday Brunch, Stirling Legion Feb. 23, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. $8.00 per person. Children under ten $5.00. Ham, bacon, sausages, homefries, baked beans, eggs, toast, coffee, juice. Everyone is welcome. Stirling Diners: Monday, Feb 24, St Paul’s United Church, 104 Church St. Lunch at 12:00 noon. Please bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Open to seniors and adults with physical disabilities Stirling and District Horticultural Society is looking for new Members! Informative 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.
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. Open to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Fashion Show, Thurs February 20, 6:30pm, Kiwanis Hall, St Lawewnce St E., Madoc in support of Central Hastings Support Network, Tickets $15 at the door or call 613 473 5255. www.chsninc.ca The men of Madoc Trinity United Church Valentine’s Day Luncheon,Sunday Feb. 23, 11:30-1:30, followed by free concert by The Young Family, 2pm. Free-will offering to support the Restoration Fund. Madoc Legion Br. 363 “Jamboree” and Open Mic, Sat. Feb. 22, 3-7pm. Musicians Bring Your Own Instruments. Featur- TRENTON ing A House Band -- Free Admission Toastmasters International, Trenton Library. Every 2nd and 4th MARMORA Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm. New members EUCHRE Fridays, 7 p.m., Deloro and guests welcome. Hall. Please bring light lunch. (Organized Trenton High School Grade 8 Parby Marmora Crowe Valley Lions) ent’s Night, February 20, 6-8:30 pm. PreMarmora Social: Thursday, Feb 26. sentation, tour, question & answer period. 43 Mathew Place. Seating from 11:30AM. 15 Fourth Ave.,Trenton, 613-392-1227, Lunch at noon. Opened to seniors and adults www.hpedsb.on.ca/ths with physical disabilities. Call 1-800-554Continued on page B5
by John M. Smith
Curious about the Caribbean’s Curacao
Lifestyles - My wife and I have had the good fortune to travel to several islands in the Caribbean, and this year’s trip was to yet another new one for us, Curacao. Indeed, we like to seek out new destinations each time as there are just so many intriguing places to visit, so we decided to travel to one of the smaller and arguably less known Caribbean islands. I even discovered that some of my acquaintances didn’t seem to be particularly familiar with this destination, so I’d have to tell them that, “It’s near Aruba” or “It’s just off the coast of Venezuela” and then they’d understand where we were going. Or, if they had heard of Curacao already, it was as “The place with all the colourful houses” for photos of the capital city’s brightly coloured buildings seem to appear in almost every tourism ad. Indeed, the beautiful Dutch colonial architecture is definitely a highlight of Willemstad, the capital city, and any visitor to Curacao will certainly want to check this out. I, of course, took several photos of these colorful waterfront properties. We also crossed the pedestrian pontoon bridge, the Queen Emma Bridge that separates two city districts, Punda and Otrabanda, so that we could explore more of this fascinating city centre, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We discovered lots of shopping opportunities along the waterfront of St. Anna Bay. However, we found out that this intriguing city had much more to of-
fer including the oldest continuously operating synagogue in the Western Hemisphere (the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue), the Jewish Cultural Historical Museum (attached to the synagogue), the Pietermaai Cathedral (the island’s largest Roman Catholic church), the Curacao Museum located in a renovated 1853 hospital, the Curacao Maritime Museum with its unique maps, charts, and nautical equipment, the Kura Hurlanda Museum which traces the history of the slave trade in this area, Rif Fort, originally used as a defense for the harbour entry and now housing shops, restaurants, and a gallery, and Fort Amsterdam, now used as the governor’s home. We were also impressed by the city’s towering Queen Juliana Bridge (the tallest in the Caribbean) and its immense oil refinery. After all, since Willemstad is located so close to Venezuela’s oilfields, its harbour has become the largest oil handling port in the Caribbean. We travelled with Sunwing (www. sunwing.ca), on a direct five-hour flight from Toronto, and the flight times were a factor in our decision to check out Curacao, for we were able to be at our resort for lunch on the first day of our vacation and arrive back in Toronto in the early evening on the last day. We stayed at the Sunscape Curacao Resort Spa & Casino, which is less than half an hour from the airport and the only truly all inclusive on this island. Some other resorts include meal deals, but not all drinks, entertainment, etc. It’s located close
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TRENTON My Theatre: Love, Sex and the IRS, Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, Historical Trenton Town Hall - 1861, 55 King St, Trenton. Tickets:info@mytheatrequinte. ca or email@example.com Order your Tree Seedlings for spring 2014 from Lower Trent Conservation. Over 20 species to choose from. Call Ewa, Ecology & Stewardship Specialist, at 613394-3915 ext 252, or order on-line http:// www.ltc.on.ca/stewardship/tssp/ Pancake Supper , Feb. 25, 5-7 pm, Grace United Church , 85 Dundas St. E. Trenton. Pancakes, sausages, fruit salad and beverages. Adults $7.00, Children under 12 years $3.00. The Trenton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is looking for new volunteers (18 years +). Give back, make new friends and learn important skills. Training provided. Call the volunteer office at 613 392 2540 ext. 5454 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 is looking for new members. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Wed of each month, Sept to July. Info: Member Chairman Diane Gardy 613 392 2939 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.
TWEED Tweed Public Library weekly events: Tuesdays: Bridge or Euchre, 1 - 4 pm. Knitting Club, 2-4 pm Fridays. Family Game Night, 5:30-6:30 pm, Feb. 26. Quilting Group 4-8 pm, Feb 25. Tweed Diners: Wednesday, Feb 26, St Edmund’s Hall- Stoco, Hungerford Rd. Lunch at 12pm. Please bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Open to seniors and adults with physical disabilities
TYENDINAGA Foot care, 4th Thursday of each month, Starts at 9am, Deseronto Lions Hall, 300 Main St. Info 613-396-6591 Community Care Closet Thrift shop, 393 Main St. Deseronto, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00
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, Feb 25, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 20 Mill St.,Warkworth, 12pm. Cost $9.Info: Linda at 705-653-1411 Trent Hills Cancer Society Euchre, 4th Tuesday every month, 7:30 pm. $3 includes coffee and sandwiches.Everyone welcome. Warkworth Legion. Info: Kathy Ellis (705) 924-9116
WOOLER Wooler United Church 11th Annual Chuckwagon Supper, Saturday, Feb. 22, 6PM. Entertainment-Open Mic. Tickets $12 (under 12 $6). Dress up in your best western garb!
A view of Curacao’s Spanish Bay and Table Mountain Right: A view of the brightly coloured buildings found along Willemstad’s waterfront.
to Willemstad and many of the island’s main attractions. For example, it was only about a ten minute stroll down the street to the Curacao Sea Aquarium Park, where one can watch sea lions in training, enjoy an encounter with stingrays and turtles, or even feed a shark. Here one will also find the Dolphin Academy Curacao, where one can participate in several interactive programs with the coastal bottlenose dolphins. One of the things that we particularly liked about our resort was that it had four a la carte specialty restaurants, and it wasn’t necessary to make reservations for any of them. We simply lined up and we, of course, just had to try them all! One of the disappointments was that the resort’s beach area was relatively small, so there were no long walks available along the beach from property to property as there can be at some other Caribbean destinations. Also, some sections of the beach were rocky, so wearing protective water shoes would be helpful. However, the resort’s protective cove was a great place for snorkeling and Curacao is generally a wonderful destination for this activity and for deep sea diving. It has many intriguing coves and inlets with crystal-clear water. You’ll also find caves, coral reefs, and sponge formations and an abundance of colourful tropical fish. A two-hour boat ride will take one to the nearby deserted island of Klein Curacao (Little Curacao), where one will find an exquisite sandy beach and a lighthouse. Some tour companies offer day trips here for a great escape from the hustle and bustle. One of our favourite activities was the short Sunwing Bon Bini tour of the island. Bon Bini means welcome. Our very competent and cheerful guide, Danielle, provided us with lots of information on this introductory tour, which included stops in Willemstad and visits to Caribbean Handicrafts, the main supplier to most island souvenir shops and to the home of the Blue Curacao
Liqueur where we, of course, had to sample the products. We also encountered great photo ops of Spanish Bay and Table Mountain. Danielle said that we might like to sample some of the local foods while on the island, including an entire fried fish (head and all), stuffed cheese (a cheese casserole), cactus soup, and stewed goat or iguana. Curacao is home to many wild goats, iguanas, lizards, and tropical birds and, like the neighbouring island of Aruba, there are many cacti and
divi-divi trees bent by the prevailing winds. We also discovered that Curaçao gets its water from the sea, and the world’s largest desalination plant is located here producing safe tap water. This was very reassuring. We also liked the fact that this destination seemed less commercial and Americanized than some of the other Caribbean islands, making for a more authentic or real island experience. For more information: www.curacao.com
This sign is located in Curacao’s capital city, Willemstad. EMC Section B - Thursday, February 20, 2014
Bay of Quinte Federal Liberals announce the“Year for Women in Politics” program
News – The newly formed Bay of Quinte Federal Liberal Riding Association is pleased to present the strong voices of women in Canadian life. The “Year for Women in Politics “is a unique program to showcase women speakers. As part of this initiative, the association has committed to have women headline all the association’s events in 2014, including the popular four part Bridge Forum Speaker Series, which is returning this spring and autumn for its third year after another successful program last year. Belleville Director Rhea Pretsell pointed out her concern that “only 25
per cent of seats in the 2011 election were won by women, even though women form 50.4 per cent of the population in Canada.” She continued, “In spite of formal barriers being removed, discrimination and hidden barriers still prevent many women from seeking candidacy for political ofﬁce.” President John Brisbois announced: “With our initiative this year, we are ensuring that women’s voices are being heard in the riding, and also that there is a welcoming atmosphere for women to get more involved.” The Year for Women in Politics will kick off at the third annual Heritage Din-
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ner on February 26, held this year at the ﬁrst senator of South Asian descent. Knights of Columbus Hall in Trenton. Tickets are $30, and everyone is welNewly-independent Senator Mobina come. Proceeds will be donated to KAIJaffer, a strong advocate for equal rights ROS, a charitable organization. for women and minorities and chair of This event will be followed by the the Senate Standing Committee on Hu- spring lineup of Bridge Forum speakers man Rights, will be the guest speaker. in April and May. The Bay of Quinte As an accomplished lawyer who Federal Liberals are pleased to anspeaks six languages, she was also Can- nounce that Order of Canada recipient ada’s special envoy for peace in Sudan from 2002-06, and is Canada’s ﬁrst Muslim senator, By Diane Sherman ﬁrst African-born Madoc – News – Librarian Tammie Adams has completed senator, and the one year in her role as chief executive ofﬁcer of the Centre Hastings/Madoc Public Library. Adams says the year has been spent “getting to know patrons and their needs” and she appreciates the warm welcome and support she has received. She also says there have been many new volunteers coming out to help both at the library and the Bookworm second hand book store operated by the Friends of the Library, whose membership “greatly enhanced library services.”
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She states in her report that the group purchased new computers for patrons, a license for “Overdrive” along with many other needed items. Volunteers helped inventory over 18,000 books throughout the Christmas holidays. She said those books in poor condition or which did not circulate were removed to make way for new material. Adams stated in her report to the board February 4 that membership continues to grow and casual visits to use services is also up. Events throughout 2013 included a visit from the Dinosaur Lady, children’s author Heather Rankin, Food for Fines to support the local food bank, and the TD Summer Reading Club. As a result of partnering with Centre Hastings a Game Club was initiated which now meets the ﬁrst and third Thursday of each month. The library has also taken on hosting members of the Madoc C.O.P.E. program, and continues to be a contact location for Service Canada. Financial support comes from contributions by the Municipality of Centre Hastings, the Township of Madoc and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. This year the library received two small Capacity Building grants from the Ministry and funding from Canada Summer Jobs for the Summer Assistant program. Adams also reports Tina Booth was hired on this year as the new custodian and is doing well in the position. At the beginning of the year, long time librarian/CEO Susan Smith retired and was given a surprise party at the library, which also served to introduce Adams to local supporters. Adams concluded her report by thanking the Board of Directors, staff, patrons and volunteers for assisting with transition into her role in the library community.
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OFA vice hopes to open dialogue with farmers said. â€œAgriculture is one of the sectors that is most rapid to adopt new innovation and new opportunities and new research, and a lot of the time that does mean that less labour is required on the farm ... We have issues with regards to being able to keep people employed, because with technology one person can do more and more.â€? McCabe also points to conflicts between city centres and farmers as being a major challenge facing Ontario farmers in the coming years. â€œThere is certainly an issue of urban sprawl, especially around our city centres,â€? he said. â€œTherefore itâ€™s the issue of understanding that people are taking up some of our prime agricultural land for these houses, and what impact will this have on the future.â€?
â€œHopefully this is a dialogue that carries on for much more than one evening.â€? Local farmers and interested members of the public are invited to take part in a special speaking engagement with OFA vice-president Don McCabe, organized by the Hastings Stewardship Council and the Hastings Federation of Agriculture for February 27. Photo: submitted By Steve Jessel
News â€“ Belleville â€“ When the vice president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) Don McCabe visits Belleville later this month for a special speaking engagement organized by the Hastings Stewardship Council and the Hastings Federation of Agriculture, he has one clear goal in mind. â€œLetâ€™s see where we can go to open a dialogue,â€? he said. â€œHopefully this
is a dialogue that carries on for much more than one evening.â€? Farmers and interested members of the public alike are invited to attend the presentation, which takes place on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Township of Thurlow Community Centre. McCabe, a corn, soybean and wheat producer in Lambton County says he plans to touch on a wide range of issues and policies related to the ever-
changing agricultural landscape, and also invites public input and discussion on the issues of urban sprawl, changing technology, how Ontario farmers interact with the environment, the management of water, environmental goods and services, and climate change among other things. â€œThe rate of change seems to be faster as the years go on, and thatâ€™s partly due to technology,â€? McCabe
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Environmental issues are a major part of changing policy, and as part of the presentation McCabe said he also plans on outlining aspects of the Environmental Farm Plan. â€œWe need to ensure that we listen,â€? he said. â€œI hope that people find some value in attending the event, and hope they take the opportunity to participate.â€? There is no cost for the event, but donations will be accepted at the door. For further information, please contact Matt Caruana at The Hastings Stewardship Council at 613-391-9034 or email email@example.com.
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Invites applications for an Accounting Clerk-CSR The City of Quinte West Corporate and Financial Services Department is currently inviting applications for the position of Accounting Clerk-CSR. The Accounting Clerk-CSR is responsible for assisting with daily accounting data entry functions as well as providing front counter coverage on an as needed basis. The Accounting Clerk-CSR will make deposits, post payments and be responsible for interact type payments. The position will provide backup coverage for the major accounting functions (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing and journal entries) within the department in accordance with the City’s Purchasing and Accounting Policies. The Accounting Clerk-CSR is also responsible for taking all City payments. The position will assist the Senior Accounting Clerk with maintaining the general ledger and various subledgers (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable) for the City of Quinte West and be involved with the processing of invoices and payments for the City and the maintenance of the sub-ledger. You will be involved with the processing of accounts receivable billing and collection and maintenance of the sub-ledger for the City and Municipal Enterprise and will be expected to advise the Senior Accounting Clerk of any unusual or irregular invoices. Other duties will include assisting with maintaining the Corporations Asset records currently captured in Microsoft Excel, assisting with the processing of all City Departments general ledger entries, processing changes to the general ledger chart of accounts and providing assistance with the reconciliation of the bank statement at month end and assistance with the transfer of funds between bank accounts. You will be required to prepare purchase orders for various departments as required, act as backup to other Finance Department staff as required, provide Customer Service coverage at any of the City’s front counter locations as required including the provision of customer service – front counter and telephone inquiries relating to all City business. Along with duties which include regular coverage as required for the switchboard/reception function the position will receive and process all City payments, issue receipts, post payments to accounts and prepare bank deposits, process post-dated, telepay and other methods of payments. The position holds a high degree of confidentiality. The position requires a minimum of one (1) to two (2) year’s previous experience in finance or customer service environment. A Secondary education graduate, minimum Grade 12 with working knowledge of municipal accounting, the ability to use main Microsoft window packages such as Windows, Excel and Outlook, a working knowledge of computer accounting software, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal tactfully with staff and the general public. Proficiency in keyboarding and use of specialized office equipment (fax, photocopier, Interac machine, telephone, calculator, cash sorter) along with a Valid Class G Driver’s Licence and safe driving record are required. Remuneration: 2013-2014 CUPE Salary Grid $21.81/hr. (35 hrs. /wk.) with salary under review. The City offers an attractive benefits package. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume clearly marked: “Application: Accounting Clerk-CSR” by 4:30p.m. Tuesday February 25, 2014 to the undersigned: Tim Osborne, CMM III HR Professional, Manager Human Resources City of Quinte West P.O. Box 490 Trenton, ON K8V 5R6 Email: email@example.com Website Address: www.quintewest.ca We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the City of Quinte West is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call 613-392-2841 (4437) or email the above if you require an accommodation to ensure your participation in the recruitment and selection process. CL453338
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The Municipality of Brighton wishes to acknowledge and thank all candidates for your interest in responding to this posting, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and any supporting material is obtained and used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
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• Light welding & Hydraulic • Hose Repaired on site! Steve Elsey • 613-395-3149 Cell: 613-848-0873 Fax: 613-395-6023 email: firstname.lastname@example.org RR#1 Stirling
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We are seeking an experienced inside Customer Service Representative to join our sales team. You will be responsible for handling all enquiries relative to designated customer accounts. You possess strong communication skills, both written and oral and have a history of building solid relationships to cultivate customer loyalty. You are organized, able to meet deadlines and are comfortable in a fast-paced, high performance team environment. Two years of technical sales experience and proficiency in MS Office applications required.
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Please forward your resume by March 06 , 2014 to email@example.com We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Provincial Police in Partnership with Career Edge is holding an
OPP RECRUITMENT INFORMATION SESSION ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 from 2:00 to 4:00pm At the Quinte West City Hall Council Chambers SPEAK DIRECTLY TO AN OPP RECRUITER Please Contact Career Edge to reserve a seat.
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Cruickshank Construction Ltd., a leading roadbuilder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario and Alberta, has an immediate opening at their Kingston and Morrisburg offices for the following position:
Job Clerk Qualifications � Post-Secondary education in Finance/Accounting is considered an asset � Proficient in computer applications (Microsoft Office) and Outlook � Experience with SAP is considered an asset � Superior time management skills, multitasking skills and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision � Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing � Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle � Willing to travel Responsibilities Accurate data entry of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and quantities from timesheets � Create and receive purchase orders � Analyze jobs to compare bid versus actual � Monitor goods receipt and processing � Resolve all transaction errors �
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Carrier Drop Drivers for the Trenton area needed for delivery of the Quinte West News. Rural Route Drivers in the Trent Hills area needed for the delivery of the Trent Hills Independent. Contact Kathy Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org 613-475-0255 ext 210 or 613-848-9747 B10
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Location: The Brighton Public Library operates within the Municipality of Brighton on the shores of Lake Ontario, conveniently located along the 401 corridor between Toronto and Ottawa. Serving a population of approximately 10,000, the library operates two community branches, in Brighton and Codrington. As a result of a retirement, the Board is seeking to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer who will lead the library into the future. Responsibilities: Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Brighton Public Library CEO is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling all library operations and services in accordance with the policies established by the Board. The CEO advises and recommends policies to the Board, serves as its Secretary, and along with the Board Chair serves as the Board’s representative to the public, professional associations, community interest groups and government agencies. The CEO is expected to exercise initiative and to take leadership and independent action within the limits prescribed by the Board and legislated by the Province. Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a post-secondary degree in Library Science or diploma in Library and Information Technology or Business Administration combined with at least five years progressive experience in library management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience with community library experience preferred. As well, the candidate will have strong leadership skills, excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to make sound decisions. 2014 Salary Range: Is currently under review. It is complemented by a generous benefit package. A detailed job description is available on the library website at www.brighton.library.on.ca Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume clearly marked “Brighton Public Library CEO Position”, prior to 12:00 noon, March 21, 2014, to the attention of: Mr Bob Burke, Chair Brighton Public Library Board c/o Linda Selman 35 Alice Street, P.O. Box 189 Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Email: email@example.com
needed for Belleville/ Trenton Courier Service. Must have own vehicle. Call Tues. To Fri. 8 am - 2 pm. 613-392-5585 or 613-967-5941
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LOCAL WINERY looking for general farm worker to cultivate and harvest grapevine starting in late spring. Applicant should have First Aid Certificate. Please fax resumes to 613-399-1618
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To apply please send your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 7, 2014
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Large auction, partial estate, other interesting items plus many consignments. Boxes as yet unpacked. 192 Front W. Hastings, ON K0L 1Y0 CL453334
Terms of sale: Cash, Debit, M/C, Visa Canteen & Washrooms
Auctioneer: Allen McGrath
out to more than 69,000 homes. Call Norah to find out how. 613-966-2034 ext. 501
AUCTION SALE WED, FEBRUARY 26, 2014 AT 5:00 P.M. DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Usual offering of household furniture including 3 piece entertainment unit, table & chairs, plant stands, china, glass, crystal, figurines, large qty. of costume & estate jewelry, 3 collections of old coins & currency, qty. of shop & garden tools. Watch the web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com
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LARGE 2 DAY ANTIQUE & FINE FURNITURE AUCTION Saturday February 22nd & Sunday February 23rd Preview @ 9:30 a.m. Auction starting at 11:00 a.m. To Include: Sterling & Silver-plate, Dinner Sets, Moorcroft, Crystal, Porcelain, Oils, Watercolours, Prints, Mirrors, Clocks, Lighting & Oriental Carpets, Victorian Sideboards, Dining Tables & Sets of Chairs, Upholstered Furniture, Davenport Desk, Large Carved Oak Cabinet, Fire Screen, Carved Console, Desks, Side Tables, Small Cabinets & Decorative Accessories. Large Indoor Estate Yard Sale to Include: Furniture, Decorative Items, Books, CD’s, Glass, Silver-plate & Large Amount of Pictures. Watch the Website for Updates & Photos. www.waddingtons.ca/cobourg BROWSE OUR HOME FURNISHINGS • CONSIGNMENT STORE QUALITY ITEMS AT A FRACTION OF RETAIL PRICES www.estatetreasures.ca Tel: 905.373.0501 Toll Free: 1.855.503.2963 Fax: 905.373.1467 Email: email@example.com 9 Elgin St. E., Unit 6, Cobourg ON K9A 0A1
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EXPLORE NEWFOUNDLAND with the locals. Escorted tours featuring whales, icebergs, puffins, fjords, and fishing communities. Visit three UNESCO sites. Wildland Tours www.wildlands.com, Toll-Free 1-888615-8279.
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