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Havelock – A plan to bring 32 units of affordable seniors housing (12 earmarked for supportive care) to Havelock has been warmly embraced. The $5 million to $6.5 million project by the Peterborough Housing Corporation (PHC) includes two quad bungalows and a 24 unit building on property off Old Norwood Road near the site of a proposed 128-bed long term care facility and could be open as early as the fall of 2018 if there are no snags. The city of Peterborough has pledged $1 million with the PHC covering the rest of the building cost. The Township of Havelock-BelmontMethuen has donated land and will construct a new road off Concession Street and install services and sidewalks at estimated cost of $700,000. The “supportive care” part of the project “replicates” the highly-regarded “Apsley model,” says PHC CEO Darlene Cook. Supportive care will be provided by outside agencies under contract. At Spruce Corners in Apsley, PSW’s are on site 16 hours a day (7 a.m. to 11 p.m.) with care no more than ten minutes away overnight. “We feel this model could be replicated and fill the need in other municipalities,” Cook said during a well-attended open house. “The quad bungalows are suited to seniors able to do a little landscaping, but still want to downsize and have something in a country setting. They absolutely love to be able to age in place in their own communities.” Amenity space includes a large “congregant” dining area, lounge and storage with office space for agencies. The VON and Community Care are seeking space in the building. The PHC is still working from conceptual drawings and is talking to two or three agencies about what their needs might be, Cook added. The affordable housing is 20 per cent below average market rent. Cook says they’ll look to the

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Events Calendar Peter Robinson, director of corporate assets for the Peterborough Housing Corporation, talks to Havelock-Belmont-Methuen residents during an open house to discuss a proposed 32 unit affordable housing-supportive care project. Bill Freeman/Metroland

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation to establish Havelock-specific data; for a similar facility in Lakefield its $610 for one bedroom and $717 for two bedrooms. “As a landlord we have to make sure the money that comes into this building can sustain it,” she said. “After the building is built there is no more money going in.” Occupants can’t own property, although the PHC will take applications from property owners but won’t process them until they have a “firm offer” on their property. The income threshold is $33,000. “I see this as a model a lot of communities

across rural Ontario can benefit from,” Mayor Ron Gerow said. “I see this as an answer for a lot of needs of rural residents.” “This is exactly what (we) need,” resident Don Graham said. “They can start digging tomorrow as far as I’m concerned.” “It’s such a positive thing,” added Miz Watson. “The whole key is independence and affordability.” “It’s excellent,” Rae McCutcheon said. “It’s a good start on this development.” HBM will hold a rezoning meeting in March. The PHC would like to start building in late 2017.

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Kids and crappie a winning combo on Stoco Lake Forty anglers, age 1- 16, fished during the 1st ever Kids Black Crappie Fishing Tournament on Stoco Lake Feb. 11. Tournament cash prizes were awarded for the top eight catches. The biggest fish caught, at 11” long was a tie. Photo submitted

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The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen is pleased to announce the launch of our new website – www.hbmtwp.ca

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The website features a complete new layout and design and it was developed based on feedback from council and staff, as well as the needs of residents and visitors of the Township.

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND ASSISTED LIVING

The Township Office will be closed on February 20, 2017 in recognition of Family Day.

An open house was held on February 9th regarding Affordable Housing and Assisted Living. If you have any questions, please contact the Township Office or Peterborough Housing Corporation at 705-742-0439.

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YOUR OPINION MATTERS Municipal Election Survey

The next municipal election will be held on October 22, 2018. Planning for the election has already begun. The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen is considering a combination of internet and telephone voting. The Township would like your input. Please complete the following brief survey. Please check appropriate box.

What is your age? 18-29 years old 30-49 years old 50-64 years old 64 years and older

Are you in favour of internet and telephone voting? Yes No If you wish to provide any comments feel free to attach an additional piece of paper with your submission. Surveys can be mailed in or dropped off to: Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen 1 Ottawa St. East, PO Box 10 Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0 Or visit our website www.hbmtwp.ca to fill out the online survey

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Tweed – For a first-time event, kids, ice and fishing seemed to be a winning recipe. “We capped the number of anglers at 40,” said Rachelle Hardestry, Tweed Municipal Community Development Manager. “It was sold out long before the event (at $10 per entry). It is the only one of its kind in the tri-area,”. The first ever Kids Black Crappie Ice Fishing Tournament, at Trudeau Park on Stoco Lake, began at 10 a.m. on Feb. 11. Weigh-in was at 1 p.m and proved to be a tie. The two winners who both caught fish 11” long were Cole Trudeau and Ella Derrett. They shared the McDougall Insurance (Madoc Branch) largest fish prize of $80. Cole Trudeau won the tournament first prize, Ella Trudeau second, Beckett Nicholas third and Gracey Derrett fifth. First prize was $80 and prizes followed in $10 increments to eighth place. All the anglers were awarded prizes. “Trudeau Park Restaurant was packed - there must have been 150 people, with the 40 young anglers … parents and grandparents, that attended,” said Hardestry. “Black Crappie are the best tasting pan fish and three to four make a sweet meal for one. Ron James, of Fish TV, says it is his favourite meal,” said Hardestry. The Black Crappie (and white crappie) are also known as slabs or calico bass. They are related to a sunfish but larger, at 12 to 14 inches. The blacks are an invasive species from the USA, that appeared in Stoco Lake in the 1950s. This was the second fishing tournament this month, but Hardestry assures, “there are thousands of them in Stoco Lake,” adding, recently, “Four fisherman caught 600 crappie in the lake in four hours.” Prizes and free hot dogs and hot chocolate for anglers were donated by; Ontario Women Anglers, Ducks Unlimited, Rapala, HTent, Pro Tackle, Lucky Strike, Trudeau Park, Mumby and Sons, Palmateer’s Meats and Generations Carpentry.

Witness report leads to arrest in trailer theft

Madoc - Numerous charges have been laid against a man from Bath who was spotted while attempting to steal a trailer. The Central Hastings OPP responded to a theft in progress call made by a witness who reported observing a man attempting to steal an 18-foot enclosed trailer. He was seen removing locks and preparing to hook the trailer up to his vehicle. The suspect fled the scene when he realized he was being watched. The attempted theft happened at a location on Highway 62 just south of Madoc on Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Officers located the man driving his vehicle on the Highway 401 exit ramp at Highway 37 in Belleville. A subsequent investigation revealed the man to also be in possession of a quantity of hydromorphone and Canadian currency. In addition a crossbow was located in his vehicle. As a result, 58-year-old Derrick Buntin of Bath, was arrested and charged with several offences including: theft over $5,000; mischief under $5,000; driving while disqualified; possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking - hydromorphone; possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5,000; possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order - a crossbow. Buntin was held in custody pending a bail hearing on Feb. 12.


MUNICIPALITY OF TRENT HILLS HERITAGE WEEK Heritage Week is a week-long celebration that commemorates the past and is to be held the week of February 20th – 24th, 2017. This year’s Heritage Week is celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary as their theme.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE RECONSTRUCTION OF DOXSEE AVENUE & PARK STREET THE PROJECT The Municipality of Trent Hills, through their consultant D.M. Wills Associates Ltd. is conducting a Public Open House to exhibit the preliminary plan for the reconstruction of Doxsee Avenue, River street and Park Street in Campbellford. The project will involve 1160m of full road reconstruction including watermain, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer replacement, new curb and gutter and sidewalks (dashed line of project area photo). THE PROCESS The project is being carried out in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule ‘A’ projects as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) document (October 2000, as amended in 2007). The Class EA process for this project is considered ‘pre-approved’. PROJECT AREA

PUBLIC CONSULTATION The open house has been arranged for the public to discuss the project and provide input to the project team. The open house will be an informal ‘drop-in’ format where residents can view the design concept and representatives from the Project Team will be available to discuss the material presented and answer any questions. Date: February 16, 2017 Location: Clock Tower Cultural Centre 36 Front Street South Campbellford, ON Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm COMMENTS You are encouraged to provide your input. If you cannot attend the open house and would like to provide comments, please forward your written submissions by February 24, 2017 to the project team members below. Comments received will be considered during the design process. Comments and information regarding the project are being collected to assist the Project Team in meeting the expectations of the residents and businesses on Doxsee Avenue, River Street and Park Street. Please contact the undersigned if you have any questions about the project or require any further information. Mr. Bruce Bonner, P. Eng. President D.M. Wills Associates Ltd. 150 Jameson Drive Peterborough, ON K9J 0B9 Phone: 705-742-2297 Ext. 237 Fax: 705-741-3568 Email: BBonner@dmwills.com

Mr. Scott White General Manager of Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Administration Municipality of Trent Hills 66 Front Street South P.O. Box 1030 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Phone: 705-653-8569 Fax: 705-653-5904 Email: scott.white@trenthills.ca

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Hospice Norwood forges ahead with fundraisers BY BILL FREEMAN

Norwood - Patience truly is a virtue for the Norwood Hospice campaign as it waits for its charitable registration number and yet continues to forge ahead with planning, building design and minor fundraising. Federal officials have told the committee to expect the paperwork to be done sometime in March which means they won't accept individual donations, in memoriam contributions, corporate gifts or even the property identified as the site for the two-bed hospice until they can issue tax receipts.

"It puts us in an awkward situation," says committee member Doug Pearcy. They can hold fundraisers that don't involve charitable receipts and a recent silent auction raised $872; other planned events include an April 20 trip to see an Eagles tribute band, a May 5 show by entertainer Robert Maxwell and a series of "Hot Rods for Hospice" summer cruise nights. The committee has said it would like to raise $500,000 for capital needs. Pearcy says they're also waiting for

a reply from the East Central LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) on an expression of interest they submitted for operating funding of $105,000 per bed. "I think we're in good shape. I'm pretty sure we'll get the results we're looking for," he said. Township council is on board and has agreed to "help with parts of the project" like rezoning. They're also "moving forward" with the design plans for the retrofit of the Peterborough Street home that will become Hospice Norwood. Several assessments of the building

have been done and Peterborough Green-Up will provide an energy audit. "We're all really anxious to start everything (but) we do have to be patient," committee member Laurie Inglis agreed. "We're very hopeful we'll get the operational funding," said Inglis. "We will still need all the capital dollars to renovate and add to the building but it would be wonderful to know that we have that (operating funding) in place on day one." With LHIN funding the project it will "definitely be sustainable," she

added. Capital fundraising would continue, but the operational funding is crucial. The per-bed cost of hospice care is less than hospital palliative care, Inglis notes. "The word is out there. I've not heard one negative thing. Everyone's been so supportive. Now we really need to get our charity number so we can start moving on the house." "We're all here anxious and ready to hop on this train," added resident Louise Bray, a Peterborough Hospice trained volunteer.

Trent Hills shows moderate population growth in latest census BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Trent Hills - Trent Hills grew in population by almost 300 people, from 12,604 in 2011 to 12,900 in 2016 - a 2.3 per cent increase. That placed just above Haldimand Township for the smallest uptick in growth among the seven municipalities in Northumberland County, which overall grew by 4.2 per cent to 85,598, according to the latest census results released by Statistics Canada last week. The average at the provincial

level was a 4.6 per cent increase. "It wasn't a surprise," Trent Hills' director of planning Jim Peters said. "It reflects ... that we had continued moderate growth. Things are looking good and that's going to continue." Peters said he will "recalculate" the municipality's growth projections and allocations as a result of the new data to determine "how much we have available to us" under Northumberland County's Official Plan. It spells out how much popu-

lation growth "we're expected to deal with" in a period extending to 2040, he said. Peters said he would prepare an information report for council. "If you look back at the last census numbers, we had grown as well, but a lot of municipalities had negative growth, they lost population." The record number of housing starts in Trent Hills in 2016 won't show up until the next census. "Last year was a very good

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year, 80-some housing units," Peters said. The municipality tracks demand for services, such as water and sewer, and that constant monitoring "tells us how much more growth we can accommodate," he said. The population numbers factor into provincial funding decisions. "They're looking to make sure that we're following our growth projections," particularly as they relate to infrastructure projects, "that they fit into our

overall plan for how we've allocated development," Peters said. Brighton led the county with an increase of 8.4 per cent in its population to 11,844. The census figures for the other five municipalities in Northumberland showed increases of: 5 per cent, Cobourg, 19,440; 3 per cent, Port Hope, 16,753; 2.2 per cent, Hamilton Township, 10,942; 3.8 per cent, Alnwick-Haldimand Township, 6,869, and; Cramahe Township, 4.6 per cent increase, 6,355.

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OPINION

The maniac in Pyongyang “This guy, he’s like a maniac, OK? He wiped out the uncle. He wiped out this one, that one. I mean, this guy doesn’t play games. And we can’t play games with him. Because he really does have missiles. Gwynne Dyer And he really does have nukes.” So spoke President Donald Trump in Iowa in January. North Korea flight-tested a ballistic missile on Saturday night that landed off Japan’s west coast, so what will he do now? What can he do? And is North Korea’s 33-year-old dictator, Kim Jong-un, really a maniac? South Korea’s foreign ministry certainly thinks so: “North Korea’s repeated provocations show the Kim Jong-un regime’s nature of irrationality, maniacally obsessed in its nuclear and missile development.” The same word was used a great deal after North Korea tested nuclear weapons in January and September of last year. But why would it be maniacal, or even irrational, for the North Korean leader to want nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States? After all, the United States not only has nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach North Korea; it has enough of them to eradicate the country twenty times over. If it is not maniacal for the United States to have them, why is it maniacal for the North Koreans? Because American leaders are responsible, they explain, whereas Kim Jong-un is a maniac. Begging your pardon, but isn’t that argument rather circular? The United States is the only country that ever developed nuclear weapons with the deliberate intention of using them. It was at the end of the Second World War, when tens of millions had already been killed, and moral restraints had largely been cast aside. But the United States never used its nukes again, even when it still had a monopoly on them – and all the other known nuclear powers got them in the name of deterrence: stopping somebody else from using nuclear weapons on them. The Soviet Union developed them to deter the United States from launching a nuclear strike. Britain and France got them to deter the Soviet Union. China got them to deter all of the above. And Pakistan and India each developed them because they suspected the other country was working on them.

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Only Israel developed nuclear weapons for use against enemies who did not already have them (and it still refuses to confirm their existence, although it is common knowledge in the strategic community). But Israel got them out of fear that its people would be “driven into the sea” if it lost a conventional war, back in the 1960s when it was conceivable that it could lose such a war. The intention was still defensive. So why can’t the rest of the world believe that North Korea is doing this in order to deter an American nuclear attack? North Koreans have lived sixty-five years with the knowledge that the United States could do that whenever it wanted, and it is not maniacal to take out a little insurance against it. The North Korean regime is brutally repressive and given to foaming at the mouth over minor slights. But since it has actually kept the peace for 64 years (while the United States has fought three large wars and many small ones), it is hard to maintain that it is maniacally aggressive. So why say it? Because if you don’t characterise North Korea as insanely dangerous, then you cannot justify forbidding it to have ballistic missiles (which several dozen other countries have) and nuclear warheads (which nine countries have, and another four had briefly before giving them up). Since none of the great powers want North Korea to have them, and they control the United Nations Security Council, they have managed to get special UN bans on both ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons for North Korea. Maintaining that the Pyongyang regime are maniacs is part of the programme, but it does frighten those who are not in on the joke. It would be better if the ban worked, since the world has more than enough nuclear powers already. However, the ban is essentially unenforceable, and the heavens will not fall if North Korea does get a few nuclear-tipped ICBMs one of these days. It will never have very many, and they will not be used for some lunatic “first strike” on countries that are tens of times more powerful. They will be for deterrence, only to be launched as an act of revenge from the grave. Just like everybody else’s. What can President Trump do about this? He could try bribing North Korea into suspending its work on missiles and bombs. That worked once before, but not for very long. There is really nothing useful to be done. And what will he say about it? Nobody knows, probably including him.

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Twitter. What is it good for…? Opinion by Chris Malette I don’t Tweet. That is, your correspondent, after a year shy of 40 years in newspapering, does not throw every burp and utterance out into the ether in 149-character messages on Twitter. We have a Twitter handle here for Belleville News and our papers in Quinte West, Brighton, Trent Hills and Central Hastings @inBelleville, but yours truly has eschewed the maddeningly pervasive practice. Hello, Donald Trump? Who wouldn’t dearly love to see him put his tiny hands in his pockets after handing over his cell phone to the nearest adult? My point, in a nutshell. Some may argue it makes no never-mind compared with some of the 700-word screeds I’ve penned over the years, in terms of inanity or just plain getting it wrong, but I have avoided a personal Twitter account for a few reasons. First and foremost is the simple nastiness of the platform. Take one of this area’s most infamous online conspiracy/intolerance spewers, a young stay at home mom who made headlines some months back for fanning the flames of a bogus pedophile ring in Washington involving Hillary Clinton staffers. The woman is a Tweeting junkie, a veritable Tweet-a-holic whose web of fellow Twitter dwellers would make your blood run cold with names like @toilet-f***er and @ZeroHour. She’s a flaming Islamophobe who screeches warnings about creeping Sharia law invading Canada, wishes she lived in the United States, Tweets incessantly about her love of all things Trump and far right politics and abhors immigration in most any form. Here she is on Twitter on last week’s charges of sex assault against teen girls in a water park at West Edmonton Mall: “I’ve been to this water park. Cool. Now the migrants are going to start raping kids in pools next?” On the judge from Seattle who put forward the first halt on Trump’s travel ban executive order: “The majority of Americans support the constitutional & legal temporary ban from 7 Muslimmajority countries. #NotMyCourtNotMyJudge” How’s this for a hashtag Ms. Crank? #NotYourCountryNotYourProblem One final gem from the keyboard that spews non-stop intolerance and hate: “Feminism helped to turn most men into a bunch of snivelling wimps, and now they have aligned with Islamists to bring savages to the West.” Nice place, that Twitterland, eh?

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Steve Ladurantaye, who was former ‘news and politics partnerships manager for Twitter Canada,’ was once, like your correspondent, an ink-stained wretch. We worked together some years ago when Ladurantaye was at The Kingston Whig-Standard where he was city editor and I was in the same role at The Intelligencer under Osprey and later Sun Media. Today, he’s digital news editor for the CBC and he penned a handy piece on the dos and don’ts of Twitter. “Someone asked me if I had any guidelines for how I use Twitter, and I thought I could think of maybe five things that I believe to be true. I’ve been on it for a few years now, and have made lots of mistakes. I’ve been boring, I’ve been funny, I’ve been not funny when I thought I was being funny, I’ve been argumentative, I’ve shared too much information, I’ve killed Gordon Lightfoot. “When I sat down to write down what I thought, I came up with more than I expected. So, here are my personal guidelines on how to use Twitter as a beat reporter. I often forget to follow many of them. 1. You are one Tweet away from being fired. 2. Be positive. Be nice. Don’t argue with people. 3. There is no difference between a professional account and a personal account. 4. Be yourself. If you’re funny, be funny. If you’re serious, be serious. Unless you’re a jerky know it all, then be someone else. 5. Engage with people who respond to your tweets. If an exchange is longer than a bunch of messages each way, use e-mail. 6. Sometimes people want to talk about where you work, which is mostly OK. But if someone is picking a fight, direct them to someone who is senior enough to actually do something about the problem. 7. Mistakes happen. Fix them and monitor to see if error repeated. Contact anyone who retweets, give them more information. 8. Libel is libel. Don’t do that. 9. Retweet. But it’s often better to add something to the link to explain why you’re doing it.” There are many more of these, but you get the picture. I personally decided to not enter the Twitterverse mostly out of respect for numbers 1 and 8, most specifically. In real terms, it’s quite simple – I can get myself in trouble in many, many more meaningful ways than tap-tap-tapping out mostly drivels in 149 characters or less. One needs only look at my oft-broken and resultant mini-van shaped nose to understand that.

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“Only nine days to transition” – Parents angered at pace of school closures Marlin, in the centre, is reading the CHSS ARC’s recommendations to the HPEDSB Superintendent of Education, Kathy Portt, on right, and Kim Horrigan, HPEDSB Manager of Planning on left. Lynn Mariott/Metroland

NOTICE OF PASSING OF A ZONING BYLAW BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF MARMORA AND LAKE TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake passed bylaw 2017-07 on the 7th day of February, 2017 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended. AND TAKE NOTICE, under the Planning Act Section S.34 (19) any person or public body may, not later than 20 days after the day that the giving of written notice as required by subsection (18) is completed, (not later than 20 days after publication in this newspaper), appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the bylaw by filing with the Municipal Clerk the Appellant Form (A1) setting out the objection to the bylaw, and the reasons in support of the objection accompanied by the fee prescribed $125.00 payable to the Minister of Finance. Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a zoning bylaw to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the bylaw was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF BYLAW 2017-07: Bylaw Number 2017-07 amends Bylaw 2003-11, as amended, as follows: 1. THAT By-law No. 2003-11, as amended, is hereby amended by the addition of the following to subsection 13.5 of Section 13 entitled “Residential Second Density (R2) Zone” immediately after item 13.5.1 thereof: “13.5.2 R2-2 (Part of Lots 8 and 9, Block W, of Plan 307) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this By-law to the contrary, on lands zoned R2-2 and shown on the attached schedules, the following special provisions shall apply: i) Front Yard (Minimum) 3.7 metres (12 ft.) All other requirements of the R2 Zone and this By-law shall apply to lands zoned R2-2.” Public Consultation on the zoning amendment bylaw for this decision was provided from January 12th, 2017 to February 7th, 2017. As a result of public consultation on the zoning amendment bylaw, the Municipality received a total of 0 comments. DATED AT MARMORA AND LAKE THIS 7th DAY OF February, 2017 Tonia Bennett, CMO, Dipl. M.A. Municipal Clerk, Municipality of Marmora and Lake 12 Bursthall Street, P.O. Box 459 Marmora, ON, K0K 2M0 6 Central Hastings Trent Hills News - Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Madoc – “It’s too fast!” The closing of Madoc District Public School (MDPS) was first proposed Nov. 2016. “You are not giving our kids a fair shot. If, maybe, it was September 2018 – another year - to prepare,” said Jocelyn Chapman, a parent who attended the Centre Hastings Secondary School (CHSS) Feb.9 meeting. During the first hour, of the first Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) working meeting, Cathy Portt, and Hastings Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) Superintendent of Education, Kim Horrigan, HPEDSB Manager of Planning, Kerry Donnell, HPEDSB media spokesperson, read a list of parent questions and HPEDSB answers. Sixty attended the meeting. Half were members and officials from ARC and HPEDSB who, in hour two, discussed prepared handouts. Half were audience, not allowed to comment, and not privy to the paperwork. In hour three, Patti Marlin spoke for CHSS ARC listing extra programs, facilities, combined busing and mentoring at CHSS as pros, but the cons included no CHSS play areas and too few elementary teachers for extras. The question, “Is it a true (Grades) 7-12 model if we are not including all the feeder schools (Tweed & Marmora)?” met with applause. Also, Madoc students attending CHSS first, would benefit disporportionally. Passionately, Marlin said, “the timeline to meet transitions is just too, too quick a turnaround to accommo-

date everyone.” Kari Kramp spoke for Madoc Public School (MPS) ARC citing a lack of green space, but the benefit of the MDPS play area. “If French immersion attracts new students - would there be room?” “How much did it cost to build Tweed school?” Nick Pfeiffer, HPEDSB Superintendent of Businesss Services and Treasurer answered. “Tweed cost $7 million and Stirling $11 million.” Kramp said, “A new school would bring the community together … MDPS could transition into a track,” and could become a local attraction. Kramp too said, “The timeline for transition is too short … Transition is a huge deal. An option is to delay consolidation for a year. How do you prepare for transition when all the major stakeholders are on vacation?” Margaret Heard spoke for MDPS and cited MPS’s restricted green space and parking, French immersion may need more space, upcoming students would not fill CHSS shortages and asked about busing impacts? “We are the only community in Centre Hastings not receiving a new build. If a new build is $11 million (or $7 million) and the maintenance for CHSS (built in 1935) is $13.8 million, perhaps a new build would be a financially good option.” She noted that Madoc elementary schools require $2.5 million and $4.5 million in renovations. An additional ARC meeting at MDPS will be Feb. 23. March 1 the ARC meeting location TBA. The final decision date is June 19.

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Madoc - Many in the audience at the Accommodation Review Committee meeting on Feb. 8, commented that closing the Madoc District Public School (MDPS) is a foregone conclusion and the process taking place is a waste of time, energy and money. Holly Chamberlain, of Cooper, said “when they give an answer to a question they just pluck it out of policies and procedures, not directly answering a question… deflecting it off.” An example of the parents’ ques-


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Stirling—The latest show at the Stirling Art Gallery has a little bit of everything, from colourful abstracts to portraits to wildlife and landscapes, and they are all done by the same artist. This eclectic collection is the work of Marmora artist R.P. Gray, whose artistic vision is never limited by subject, style or even canvas size. His latest work, which is not in the show, is a painting of elephants that is several feet across and took him 165 hours to complete. After doing many wildlife paintings over the years, including several in the past year, he said this will be his last one. “I did two cougars in the spring, two rhinos and a hippopotamus,” he said. Now that the elephant painting is completed, he said he will be focusing on his linear paintings.

“I’ll be doing the abstracts for awhile,” he said. Gray has been drawing and painting since he was 10 years old, and his work has been exhibited in more than 30 shows in the area over the years. “My brother and I had a gallery in Oshawa for about 30 years, selling wildlife art and prints,” he added. He said he generally works in oils on masonite and canvas. His paintings reflect the influence of many different artists, ranging from wildlife realists like Robert Bateman to the moody works of the Group of Seven. His landscapes capture the essence of Canada’s rural and wilderness areas. The art will be on display at the gallery, which is located at the Stirling Public Library, until the end of March. For more examples of his work or to contact the artist, go to http://www.rioart.ca

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Churches’ 7th annual pancake breakfast a community fundraiser BY SUE DICKENS

Marmora - A record-setting number of pancakes were served to the largest crowd ever in support of the 7th annual pancake breakfast hosted by two community churches, Marmora Free Methodist and Marmora Pentecostal. The Community Centre was filled with hungry folks who attended the event on Sat. Feb. 4 and they not only enjoyed the pancakes but each other's company. "As we have done in past years, all proceeds from this event will go toward a local community project. This year's project is the "Food for Learning" (school breakfast program) which is present in all three schools in

Marmora," said Rev. Will Keller, lead pastor of Marmora Free Methodist Church. The schools include Earl Prentice Public School, Marmora Senior Public School and Sacred Heart Catholic School. "We raised $2,500 plus with what has come in and served more than 250 people," said Pastor Keller, who praised the new numbers and also means "we've raised more than $10,000 for the community since we started seven years ago." In the past the breakfast has been attended by anywhere from 150 to 180 people. Pastor Keller was joined by Pastor Alvin Peddle of the Marmora

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Centre Hastings council has a wish list for 2017 budget

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Morgan Robinson, age 11, left, was among the many people who enjoyed a fundraising pancake breakfast put on by two local churches. Pastor Alvin Peddle of the Marmora Pentecostal Church, third in from the right, helped volunteers serve.

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Madoc - The wish list for the Municipality of Centre Hastings is uppermost on the minds of department heads and council who met for a priority-setting exercise to discuss the 2017 budget. The special meeting was held in council chambers and was open to the public. It was followed by the regularly-scheduled council meeting. This format is something new for the municipality and more of these types of meetings are expected. The purpose is to help council with its strategic action plan when making budget decisions. Parks, Recreation and Culture Coordinator Jeff Bitton was joined by Public Works Superintendent Roger Taylor and Fire Chief Bob Branscombe. All these department heads discussed their priorities. Bitton noted: "Probably the biggest priority we have is the skate park accessibility." Coun-

cil's commitment to the project is $40,000, and it already has a $50,000 grant and more than $50,000 raised by volunteers of the Centre Hastings Park. Bitton recommended that $25,000 be put aside annually for a pool reserve fund and another $25,000 be budgeted for a study of its use and future plans. The outdoor pool is aging and has been the focus of discussion for a few years as the committee considers the possibility of enclosing it and making it a year-round facility. Fire Chief Bob Branscombe's budget priorities include roof repairs to Station 2, an on-demand hot water tank due to insufficient hot water supply, and fascia board and eavestroughs for Station 1. He also noted that the aging breathing apparatus used by firefighters needs to be replaced. Some units are 10 to 15 years old. This would be a big investment at a cost of $15,000 for three in

2017. The units average $5,000 each and eight will eventually need replacing. Public Works Superintendent Roger Taylor listed as a priority the purchase of a tractor backhoe at an estimated cost of $60,000 and a used vibratory packer for $20,000. He also said his pickup for use on the job needs immediate replacement and later that night council approved the purchase of one he sourced for about $30,000. Roads needing work were listed too. "Preston Road is a priority and Wilson Road is next," said Taylor, naming a few. An $80,000 gravel program was also listed as a must-do. A total of $79,220.60 was included for the connecting link program which affects the portion of Highway 62 that goes through the village. These are just the highlights of the budget items that were put forward for consideration.

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Cold Creek County in Juno Award hunt BY BILL FREEMAN

Northumberland - Local band Cold Creek County is in the awards limelight once again after copping a JUNO Award nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year. It's been a huge year for year for the fast-rising band with founders Brandon Scott of Brighton and Hastings' Doug Oliver and brothers Josh and Justin Lester from the Frankford area, Trevor McLeod and Jordan Hosinger soaring up the radio charts and burning up stages with their sizzling shows while collecting accolades across the music scene. The band will be facing off against Bleeker, Bob Moses, The Dirty Nil and The Zoles for this year's Break-

through Group award. JUNO Week festivities run from Mar. 27 to April 2 in Ottawa with the 46th awards ceremony nationally televised April 2 from The Canadian Tire Centre. The event is considered one of Ottawa's major events of the year and coincides with Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations. Cold Creek County is still rolling strong with its debut album Till The Wheels Come Off which earned three Canadian Country Music Association awards this past fall, including Group-Duo of the Year and Rising Star Award. The band recently joined Bryan Adams, The Arkells and Dean Brody at the outdoor classic which

kicked off one-hundredth anniversary celebrations for the NHL. To go with their CCMA awards Cold Creek County also earned two Country Music Association of Ontario Awards, Group-Duo of the Year and Fan's Choice, and won a Canadian Radio Music Award (CRMA) for best new country group or solo artist. Cold Creek County blends country and rock in a way that works well. "It's our roots," Scott said following a high-energy gig at the Havelock Country Jamboree. "We grew up with rock and country and we put it together and that's coming out Local country band Cold Creek County is up for a JUNO Award for now." Breakthrough Group of the Year.

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Wild Card is rented out for small meetings, painting classes and friendly gatherings. It’s not a bar – it’s a craft brewery whose atmosphere is as unique as its offerings. Nathan provides a home delivery service and is travelling even further along the 401 as social media explodes with great reviews of his products. And he’s growing quickly as a sought-after line of tap and bottled beer so be sure to ask your restaurant servers for Wild Card. “Trenval was instrumental with our expansion to the new location. Without their financial assistance and continued support, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Well brewed success for a young entrepreneur who turned a passion, a philosophy, a well travelled love for beer, local funding and a wild card, into a winning hand. wildcardbrewco.com The Board and Staff of Trenval congratulate Nathan Card and are proud to have been a part of his success story!

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Campbellford - "A rollicking celebration of Celtic music, poetry, food and drink," is the way the ceilidh kitchen party is described on Westben's website as the popular celebration returns for another fun afternoon Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Clock Tower Cultural Centre. "We've been planning this one since the fall," said piano teacher, Debra Richardson-Edge, of Havelock. She leads the fundraising committee of 14 volunteers who help keep Westben alive and able to present the kind of shows and programs that can be enjoyed by everyone. "We have a team of amazing volunteers," she commented. "For the fundraising end of it I think we try to align ourselves with Westben's mandate making sure that there is always music at its heart, and a generosity of spirit at its heart." A ceilidh is a social event where there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing, traditional dancing and storytelling, and that's what happens at this kitchen party. "This show takes what Westben does and puts a rollicking attitude around it," said Richardson-Edge. "Our first one last year I believe we captured that. It was wall to wall smiles." "The first time we tried this it was so much fun," said Donna Bennett, Westben co-founder. "People were dancing, singing along with lots of laughter (the scotch and Guinness were popular too). It all begins with Piper Major Jamie York. Music continues with the band Kilt Trip featuring Campbellford's Jana Reid (guitar and vocals), Pat McTaggart (bass and vocals), Dave Impey (drums and vocals) and Warkworth's Andy Thompson (keyboards, accordion, percussion and vocals) who will perform favourite tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany and Cornwall. There will be a reading by Warkworth's own, actress and singersongwriter Lynne Deragon, as well as story tellers and guest musicians including Frank Moore and Dan Foster. "We are doing a new thing this year encouraging people to bring their own instrument to join in ... and wear a kilt if they want as well," said Bennett with a grin. There will also be spoons for those who want to learn the great art of playing the spoons. Drams of scotch, Guinness and wine will be available along with complimentary Celtic goodies. The raffle table will be filled with lots of tasty Celtic items along with a silent auction.

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Marmora - What happens when SnoFest's sled dog races are cancelled because Mother Nature throws a curve ball at this popular outdoor event with freezing rain a few days earlier making the trails unsafe? The answer, folks in the community come together and show their support for all the other venues. From the Friday night talent show hosted by MC Bruce Cook, the local barber, to opening ceremonies with SnoFest chair Tom McFarlane and dignitaries, including Mike Bossio, MP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, to the artisans' market, the Back of Cordova curling challenge, fundraising lunch at the local united church, public skating and the closing ceremonies, it was a busy weekend. "Dedication and community spirit has earned this town the distinction of being the home of Canada's longest running sled dog races," commented local photographer Peter Hamley, who pointed out those are the qualities that make SnoFest successful, even without the races. We caught up to him at the UCW lunch inside St. Andrew's United Church hall where he was with friends and other folks who turned out to support SnoFest. Over at the community centre artisans' The UCW at St. Andrew’s United Church hosted a fundraiser, a wholesome lunch for folks. filled the hall with their crafts. Some of the women who prepared and served included: from left, Terry Ebare; Joan "Cancellation of the sled dog races was Blake; Sheila Golden; June Vilneff; Jennie Killian. unfortunate," said Rev. Janice Chrysler, who

was selling her book Make It Happen, a title that seemed to reflect the sentiment of everyone at the 39th annual SnoFest, "Hold onto your dream," the first few words of a quote on her business card, also seemed to represent a sentiment that likely has not been lost on SnoFest organizers. Lisa Shannon of Northwood Primitive Crafts was selling her handmade wooden creations. As well as her crafts she brought a suggestion for future SnoFest weekends in Marmora. "My husband Mark suggested, maybe try something new and have a winter carnival." Running with this idea, this writer asked others what they thought of a winter carnival in town. Most said great, but with the caveat, who is going to organize it? Reminiscences of winter carnivals of decades ago came to mind for many. Nadine Welsh, of Crazy for Cookies, of Marmora, was selling her homemade baking, but she was also giving back to the community by holding a raffle for some of her cookies, the proceeds of which will go to youth baseball in town. Perhaps Rev. Chrysler summed up the spirit of the weekend best when she said: "We just all come together and we have our SnoFest even though the sled dog races have been a major part of it for years, there's a lot more going on and this artisan show is just one example of where we show our community spirit."

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Canada 150 flotilla planned for Trent Hills; construction way up BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Trent Hills - A flotilla is being planned for mid-July on the Trent River between Hastings and Campbellford to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce is the lead organization for the event, which is being held in partnership with the Municipality of Trent Hills, Campbellford and District Curling and Racquet Club, Lower Trent Conservation and Parks Canada. The municipality will use $5,000 of its tourism marketing fund to market the Trent Hills Canada 150 Flotilla to boat owner associations and the American states around the Great Lakes. In a report to council, community development officer Kira Mees said special events will take place in the two communities in conjunction with the parade of boats from Campbellford to Hastings.

The occasion is intended "to promote sport and recreation, the Trent-Severn Waterway, and to attract visitors by both water and land" to the town and village. Thirty-five boats are expected to take part and it's anticipated as many as 5,000 tourists will be in attendance at both sites, Mees said. The Rotary Club of Campbellford and the Hastings Revitalization Association will host receptions for the flotilla participants. Mees said the marketing campaign for the event will roll out in March and continue until it's held. "This is a wild idea," an enthusiastic Mayor Hector Macmillan said when it came time for council to approve the $5,000 expenditure. Building growth The amount of construction taking place in Trent Hills continues to grow. The total value has almost doubled since

2014, when it stood at $16,384,800. By last year it had grown to $31,532,435, with most of having come in the form of 82 single family dwellings, ranging in value from $168,150 to $439,200. Macmillan said it was a record number of homes in the 13 years he has been mayor. Planning director Jim Peters said 2017 promises to be just as good if not better with the subdivision in Hastings continuing to get larger and Sifton Developments in Campbellford "getting ready to crank up theirs." "The kingdom just keeps getting bigger," quipped Deputy Mayor Bob Crate. Macmillan noted there are three other subdivisions planned for Hastings that have yet to break ground. "The demand is there," Peters said.

Northumberland farmers want to see tax status quo BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Northumberland County – Area farmers, whose agricultural land has soared in value – double in some cases – are asking the county to keep their share of the tax burden at the traditional level. A senior policy analyst with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture was to make the case at county council Feb. 15, accompanied by local representatives of farm organizations. “We’re trying to prevent a decision that would negatively impact the bottom line of the beef farmers,” said Doug Gray, a Castleton-area farmer who’s a director with the Northumberland Cattlemen’s Association. He also serves as a liaison with the Northumberland Federation of Agriculture and is an advisory councillor with Beef Farmers of Ontario. Farmland in Northumberland increased in value over four years by 123 per cent as of Jan. 1, 2016, while residential values went up just 12 per cent, the OFA presentation states. If the tax ratio for farmland is kept at 25 per cent of the residential tax rate, it would double the amount of tax dollars farmers contribute to the county from 1.3 per cent to 2.6 per cent, by the time the new assessments are phased in completely by 2020. (In Cramahe Township, farmers account for six per cent of municipal tax revenues.) The OFA analysis recommends the tax ratio for farm properties be lowered incrementally over the same period, from 20 per cent in 2017 down to 13 per cent in 2020, to maintain the current proportion of tax burden between classes (residential, farm and commercial).

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Higher taxes would be another blow for farmers after last summer’s drought, when “there wasn’t enough rain to produce the hay that we normally have,” Gray said. “There’s been a lot of farmers who have had to reduce their herd size to get through the winter to have enough feed for the young ones.” He reduced his herd from around 85 animals to 65. Having to pay higher taxes for land now valued twice what it had been would be “just another nail in the coffin,” Gray said. The cost of renting farmland will also go up, he added. He owns 140 acres and leases another 300. “The beef industry is under pressure now,” he said. “There’s a lot of older farmers getting out of the business and we’re not seeing a whole lot of younger people getting in.” He doesn’t see himself exiting the industry any time soon. “We’re going to try to persevere with what we have and see where it takes us,” he said. “The pressure is there. We’ll have to see what the bottom line is.” 2015 was “a very good year ... but since then prices have slid a bit,” Gray said. “We’re on a slight recovery but nowhere where we should be.” He was putting the word out for farmers to attend the Feb. 15 county council meeting because “it’s going to be a lot easier to make a change now, than if they go with the status quo and a whole bunch of people start crying about it (afterwards).”

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Stirling man charged with sexual assault BY TERRY MCNAMEE

Stirling - A 23-year-old man from Stirling-Rawdon has been arrested and charged with sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference following an investigation last fall by the Stirling-Rawdon Police Department. His name has not been released. Chief Dario Cecchin said the man was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and has been released on a Promise to Appear at the Belleville Criminal Courts. Cecchin said that, in order to avoid identifying the victim, no additional details can be released about this case, including the victim's age or whether the victim knew the accused.

Stunt driver charged by Central Hastings OPP Madoc - A man from Toronto has been charged with stunt driving while speeding in Madoc Township. On Jan. 29 at 8:55 p.m. the Central Hastings OPP stopped a car for speeding on Highway 7 near Peterson Road in Madoc Township. The vehicle was travelling 180 km/hour in a posted 80 km zone.

As a result, the 21-year-old male driver of Toronto was charged with "operating a motor vehicle while performing a stunt - speeding" contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. His driver's licence was suspended and his vehicle was impounded, both for a period of seven days.

Havelock man charged following Witness report leads to arrest in attempted trailer theft accident investigation in Stirling

BY TERRY MCNAMEE

Stirling - As a result of an extensive investigation by the OPP and Stirling-Rawdon police, a 69-year-old man from Havelock has been charged in connection with a serious traffic accident that took place nearly five months ago. The man, whose name has not been released, was charged with making an improper left turn and having improper mirrors that were improperly attached. He will appear in provincial court on Feb. 27. The accident occurred on the evening of

Sept. 14, 2016, on Springbrook Road in the Township of Stirling-Rawdon. A 23-yearold motorcyclist from Campbellford was attempting to overtake and pass a pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer when the driver of the pickup made a left-hand turn. The motorcycle struck the turning pickup truck and trailer. The motorcyclist was ejected from the bike and was transported to Campbellford Memorial Hospital and then taken by air ambulance to Kingston General Hospital in serious condition. The victim sustained lasting debilitating injuries as a result of the accident.

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BY SUE DICKENS

John Bradley Geen, 29, of Tudor-Cashel Township is charged with two counts of failing to comply with probation order, theft of motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 and driving while disqualified. Geen was held for a bail hearing on Feb. 09, in Belleville. As well a fourth suspect has been arrested and charged. The Bancroft OPP is thankful for the help and assistance of the public with this investigation. Anyone with information about this theft, or the whereabouts of the wanted male, is asked to please contact the Bancroft OPP at 1-888-3101122, report it to the OPP online at http://www. opp.ca/index.php?id=132, by cellphone (*677 - *OPP)) or if you wish to remain anonymous through Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) and at https://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm

Bancroft - In the early morning on Feb. 02 officers of the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responded to a theft of a motorized snow vehicle (MSV) in CarlowMayo Township. Members of the Bancroft OPP and the Central Hastings OPP conducted a joint investigation which included search warrants to an out building on Westlemkoon Lake Road in TudorCashel Township and a property in BrudenellLyndoch-Raglan Township. As a result of the search warrants the MSV was recovered and four person(s) are facing charges. Victoria Leigh Smith, 31, of Tudor-Cashel Township is charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5000. Smith was released on a promise to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bancroft on Feb. 14. Lisa Jayne Canning, 55, of Brudenell-Lyndoch-Raglan Township is charged with theft of motor vehicle and was released on a promise to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bancroft on March 28. James Alexander McGibbon, 45, of Brudenell-Lyndoch-Raglan Township is charged with theft of motor vehicle, failing to comply with Tables & Chairs • Bedrooms & Home Accents probation order and driving while disqualified. McGibbon was held for RUTTLE BROTHERS FURNITURE a bail hearing on Feb. 05. SINCE 1974 1 mile N. of WALMART on HWY 62, Belleville • 613-969-9263

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Tweed Festival of Trees donated $17,500 to Youth groups

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Havelock and brought joy and smiles to scores of youngsters and adults through one of those truly Canadian things: hockey cards. Moelken's goal was to put together a complete set of the limited release Upper Deck Tim Hortons card collection as a gift for his grandson Hudson. The collection, with three cards per pack, includes a number of hard-to-come-by special cards and inserts, and was only available at Tim Hortons from Sept. 21 to Nov. 2. "Those cards are the hardest (to collect) because of the small window," Moelken said. He and his wife and nephew K.J. McEwan were up to the challenge, travelling far and wide to acquire cards. On one of those drives they stopped at Tims in Havelock and saw a sign advertising three card swap nights. "We just came out for a drive and saw the sign. That was a great idea," Moelken said. By that time Henry had hundreds of doubles (with some gaps to fill) and when they returned to Havelock he wasted no time giving away cards to youngsters to help them with their sets,

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On Feb. 8 the Tweed Festival of Trees donated $17,500. Nineteen local organizations, that benefit the youth of the municipality of Tweed, were the recipients. Front left kneeling, beside the young skaters is Festival of Trees Chair, Barb Gunning. Behind the skaters is Tweed Mayor Joanne Albert. Everyone else are mostly recipients and includes the Festival’s Steering Committee. Lynn Marriott/Metroland

munity. The festival committee also offered Tweed – Over four days in December 2016, the Festival Trees here raised a free summer family swimming day and, during the Santa Claus Parade, a $17,500. On Feb. 8, at the Tweed arena, the free skate day. This year there were no infrastrucorganizing committee donated that amount to 19 community groups. The ture projects and the Committee Festival of Trees’ mandate is to sup- agreed to donate to the ongoing work port new infrastructure that benefits of local groups that support youth. the youth in the Tweed municipality. As the committee presented the doThis year 1,358 people attended the nations the groups spoke to what the festival and purchased 8,000 raffle donations would be used for; sending kids to camp, offering swimming lestickets over the course of four days. Entrance fees are $2. Raffle tickets sons, supplying warm coats and boots, are $2. Over the 13 years of this event, upkeep of youth activities, keeping it has raised and donated a total of sports fees low, and for some just keeping the lights and heat on. $175,000. The following groups were recipiChair, Barb Gunning, speaking for the Festival of Trees steering commit- ents: Camp Quin-Mo-Lac, Gateway tee, thanked everyone for their hard Community Health Centre, Youth work and support. The festival’s suc- Jazz Ensemble, Land O Lakes Curlcess is the result of the generosity of ing Club Youth Program, Municipal124 sponsors, some monetary and ity of Tweed YMCA Summer Pool others who decorate and donate trees Program, Municipality of Tweed and wreaths to be auctioned. Beta New Sun Shelter for the Recreation Sigma Phi bakes cookies given at the Area, OPP Adopt a Child Program, door. The Kiwanis hosts a wine and Queenborough Community Center, cheese for sponsors. Carolyn Camp- 385 Royal Canadian Army Cadets, bell organizes the entertainment and Salvation Army Food Bank, San DaChris provides a sound system. Sev- miano Foundation, Tweed & Area eral men cart items in and out of the Arts Council, Tweed & District FigWhite Building donated by the Tweed ure Skating Club, Tweed Hungerford Agricultural Society. It takes a com- Agricultural Society, Tweed Minor Hockey Association, Tweed Minor Softball Association and • Elite • Levolor Tweed Soccer As• Hunter Douglas • Graber sociation. Not in attendance; GateCustom Order Blinds & Shutters Horse RidWe Promise Good Quality and Value way ers Association, Hastings County on all Our Window Fashions 4H Association 47 B Elizabeth Street and the Tweed Brighton Summer Youth MON-FRI 8:30-5:00, SAT 8:30-3:00 Theatre. 613-475-3349 BY LYNN MARRIOTT

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Spend Family Day at the Stirling Curling Club BY TERRY MCNAMEE

Stirling - Have you ever wondered if you or your children might like the sport of curling? Here is your chance to find out. John Rock and Kevin Smith of the Stirling Curling Club have organized

a free Family Day Curling Event which will be held between 1 and 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. "We're trying to encourage families to come out and curl," Rock said. "It should be a fun afternoon. He said no experience is necessary

to give the sport a try. All you need to bring is a clean pair of shoes to wear on the ice (boots are not acceptable), and curlers aged 16 and under are required to wear helmets. Hockey, ski or bicycle helmets are fine. Children must be accompanied by adults.

"We will have lots of seasoned curler volunteers on-site to introduce nonmembers to the club, provide curling instruction and ensure everyone has a fun and safe experience," Smith said. "We will be offering free snacks and refreshments."

Rock said local retailers have donated hotdogs, apple cider and other refreshments. For more information, visit the club's website at www.stirlingcurlingclub.ca or call John Rock on 613-3952289.

Havelock Hawks edged by Wild BY BILL FREEMAN

Havelock - The Havelock Midget Hawks lost a 3-2 squeaker to the Brock Township Wild in Tri County action Feb. 9 at the HBM Community Centre. The loss allowed the Millbrook Stars (6-3-2) to pull into a first-place tie with the Hawks (6-4-2) in

Group 1 second half regular season standings just one point clear of the Durham Crusaders (5-2-3) and two up on the Mariposa Lightning (4-3-4). The Hawks finished second in the first half Group 2 standings with a 12-4-1 record four points behind the Crusaders (14-2-1) and five ahead of the third

place Kawartha Coyotes (9-7-2). The Lightning (13-2-3) finished first in the Group 1 standings. The Brock Township win avenged a 5-0 Jan. 15 loss to the Hawks. Havelock and the Crusaders skated to a 4-4 tie on Feb. 5. They dropped a tough 6-4 game to Mariposa Feb. 4.

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Nemesis lose big to Sharpshooters BY BILL FREEMAN

Norwood- The first place Almonte Sharpshooters lived up to their name pounding the Norwood J.J. Stewart Motors Nemesis twice over the weekend in Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League action. The Sharpshooters (31-7-12) hammered Norwood (5-302-1) 9-0 and 10-0 and outshot the Nemesis by a combined total of 133-42. In the 9-0 loss, Nemesis goalies Carson Schmeirs and John-Luke Prystako shared the burden while Schmeirs and Liam Austin toiled between the pipes in the 10-0 blowout. Connor Drost and Brandon Paquette each had hat tricks for Almonte in their 10-0 win

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Horrible season mercifully comes to an end for the Rebels BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Campbellford - The Campbellford Rebels have laid to rest their worst season in the club's 24-year history: just one point in 38 games. "Extremely disappointing," said team president Jim Peeling, who has been with the Rebels since their inception. Managing just one tie "is very, very hard to accept." The Rebels were scheduled to play 42, but they forfeited games due to a shortage of players and cancelled others because of bad weather. "We have been having trouble getting players out" in recent weeks, and the diminished roster became an issue "from a player's safety standpoint," he said. "A couple of times, we just had 10 skaters." The Ontario Hockey Association requires a minimum of

13 players be dressed in addition to two goalies. The Rebels struggled out of the gate, losing 9-1 to the Port Hope Panthers in the season opener. After that it was one lopsided defeat after another, including 11-1 and 13-2 to Napanee, 11-1 to Gananoque, 14-2 to Picton, and 10-0, 9-0 and 11-0 to Port Hope, who finished first in the Tod Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League. The team's most humiliating defeat was 16-1 to the Raiders in Napanee on Jan. 31, but almost as embarrassing was a 11-2 loss in Gananoque two days earlier in which Campbellford, playing with 10 skaters, surrendered 102 shots. "The way we were getting beat, the players lost interest, I guess," Peeling said. "Losing's not easy, losing is really, really tough." For those who stuck it out, "I find it very difficult to condemn anybody who made the commitment, be it the players,

the coach, the general manager, anybody. They all tried, it just wasn't good enough." Despite the team's trials on the ice, Peeling said he "couldn't ask for better support" from the community, especially its sponsors. "The community backs us, it always has," he said, and he expects the Rebels will be "very close" to breaking even once all the numbers are crunched. Surprisingly, the Rebels' woeful record is not the worst ever compiled by a Jr. C team in the former Empire B league. North Frontenac went pointless an entire season, and the losing streak extended into parts of two others, Peeling said. Next season will be the Rebels' 25th and Peeling vowed the five-time league champs "will not have another year like this. We will be a competitive hockey team."

Montgomery, Barnard rinks win J.J. Stewart mixed spiel titles BY BILL FREEMAN

Norwood - Gord Montgomery and Rick Barnard rinks curled their way to titles at the annual J.J. Stewart Motors Mixed bonspiel Jan. 28 at the Norwood Curling Club. The 16-rink event drew teams from Peterborough, Hastings, Warkworth, Stirling, Campbellford, Lakefield, Tweed and Gananoque, as well as the host club. The spiel was split into two draws with each team

playing two games through the course of the day, with cash prizes going to the top three teams in each draw. Barnard's Stirling rink of vice Niki Henderson, second Dale Reid and lead Kelly Barnard edged out Glenn Brubacher's team from Campbellford. Placing third was Tom McInnis's Lakefield rink. Montgomery's Norwood rink of vice Karen Radnor, second Brian Radnor and lead Trudy Wheeler took the late draw over Rob Hanes from Lakefield. Derek Hatfield of Norwood placed third.

Gord Montgomery (far right) skipped his team to a title at the annual J.J. Stewart Motors Mixed Bonspiel on Jan. 28. In the photo are (left to right) club executive Ron English, lead Trudy Wheeler, second Brian Radnor and vice Karen Radnor. Photo submitted

Heart-stopping win by Campbellford at Back of Cordova Challenge BY SUE DICKENS

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Marmora - In a heart-stopping finale, the Campbellford team won the prestigious Back of Cordova Challenge trophy, at the bonspiel which was held during the 39th annual SnoFest weekend. "It was very close. The winning team won by threequarters of a point," said organizer Wendy Bateman who was also competing. "Our team lost one game and won one game," she said, with a good natured grin. She was lead on that team which was skipped by Dean Mawer.

The Back of Cordova Challenge saw 22 teams compete on the ice of the brightly lit, newly renovated rink. The winning Campbellford team was led by skip Ron Hart with fellow curlers Ben Godden, Dylan Hart and Nathan O'Connor. Curlers in the bonspiel came from Marmora, nearby Campbellford and Springbrook and from as far away as St. Catharines and Rochester. The Back of Cordova Challenge trophy has been battled for since 1984.

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Novice Grizz force Game 8 against Millbrook Marmora - The Danford Construction Novice Grizzlies played Game 7 in regional playoffs Sunday, Feb 12 in Marmora. Down 7-5 in points to the Millbrook Stars, the Grizzlies would need a win to continue their season. The series has been exciting from the opening faceoff and with four of the six games going into overtime, game 7 was sure to be another great battle. The first period was a close as you can get ending 0-0. It stayed that way until 5 minutes left in the 2nd period when Carter Rowles opened the scoring assists to Tait Rosborough and Keegan Goulah. The Stars quickly answered back when they finally beat Rheanna Smith, the second period ended 1-1 setting the stage for an exciting third period. The visitors would take the lead early in the 3rd period however the home side was not going away, Jake Gawley scored to once

again tie the game, assists to Rosborough and Goulah. On the attack with five minutes remaining Rosborough would hit the back of the net giving the Grizzlies the lead once again, assists to Rowles and Goulah. The Stars were not looking to go away and had one more push and were able to score with 1:29 left on the clock. It was looking as though this game would follow the previous ones and head to overtime, something that has not been very nice to the Grizzlies. However on this day the Grizzlies did not like that idea and with just over a minute left in the game Rowles broke away from the pack and buried his second of the game, assist to Shea Dostaler, giving the Grizzlies the win in regulation time and tying the series at 7 points apiece, earning another trip to Millbrook Saturday, at 11 a.m., to play the eighth and final game with these two evenlymatched teams.

Stars finish the season with shot at escaping the basement BY JOHN CAMPBELL

Colborne – With one game left on their schedule, the Northumberland Stars had a shot of finishing one spot above last place for the second season in a row in the South Division of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League. Heading into their final game, at home Feb. 15 against the Toronto Attack, the Stars were tied with Tillsonburg with identical records of 10-30-2, but the Hurricanes’ season had already come to an end. Their opponent, the Toronto Attack, held a 3-2 edge in the season series, with the teams alternating wins and losses. If the trend continues, Northumberland

stood a good chance of winning, as the Attack won the previous encounter Jan. 25. On the other hand, the team had lost five straight games, including 3-2 in overtime against the Oshawa RiverKings at the Keeler Centre Feb. 8 and 7-2 to the Toronto Predators Feb. 11. Sergey Khormov scored one and assisted on Malik Henry’s goal in the loss at home. Brody Dyck and Ian Elvery were the goalscorers for Northumberland in last Saturday’s defeat. Dyck’s goal was his 23rd in 24 games, tops on the team. His 37 points put him in second, behind Matt Davies, who had 46 (18 goals, 28 assists) heading into the final week.

Batawa U10 ski racers host Brimacombe, sweep golds Batawa - The Batawa U10 ski racing team hosted a race on Sunday, Feb. 12 hosting racers from Brimacombe. “Under snowy skies and ever-changing conditions, the young Batawa athletes proved that the little hill with a big heart also has a competitive group of young racers,” said coaches. U8 girls: Maya Bianchi – Gold, Kaelin Hearn – Bronze, Jillian Schmoll – fourth, and Remy Dullard-Krizay – fifth.

U8 boys: Shabad Sandhu – Gold, Walter Levesque – Silver, Elio De Luca – Bronze, and Tyler Brooker – sixth. U10 girls: Mia Del Grosso – Gold, Annabella Cowling-Zeljkovic – Bronze, Teagan Moore – fourth, Elena Del Luca – seventh, Naisha Sandhu – eighth, and Abigail Pritchett – ninth. U10 boys: Jack Henderson – Gold, Robbie Stevens – Bronze, and Keith Bentley – sixth.

Carter Rowles, 4, is shown here splitting a pair of Millbrook Stars in game 7 of the regional playdowns. Rowles got the game winner to send the series to an eighth game. Submitted photo

PET OF THE WEEK! Marceau

Marceau is a handsome nine-month-old already neutered and ready for his forever home. He’s on the reserved side but once he gets to know you, he’s affectionate and loving. Marceau played “big brother” to younger kittens, and is very cat friendly as well. Please let us know if you’d like to make arrangements to meet him in his foster home, and visit our website to download our adoption application. The Cat’s Cradle has been reorganized and remodelled in order to serve our customers better and run the store more effectively. And we are selling clothes again. “Cat’s Cradle – New to You Boutique” - Where you can meet and visit more available cats and kittens who are also looking for a forever home. We are open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. VOLUNTEERS/FOSTER HOMES NEEDED: If you think you might like to help our not-for-profit organization please stop in and talk to us. We sure could use volunteers to help us with everything from spending an hour in the store to play with our kitties to being a driver when we need one - just about anything you might have time to spare to do. Every little bit of help counts. You can visit our Website at: www.catcareinitiative.com You can also find us on our Facebook Page: (https://www.facebook.com/CatCareSpayNeuterInitiative) Our email address is: trenthillscatcare@gmail.com Give us a call 705-947-3002

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Firefighters from Cramahe Township inspect the scene of a collision between a CP Rail train and a school bus Monday. No one was injured in the crash, said police, as the three on board the bus scrambled to safety minutes before the collision. Karen Longwell/Metroland

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bus before it was struck by a Canadian Pacific train. “From what I understand it was three to four minutes,” after the trio got out that the collision occurred, Bates said. “So a pretty close call. It would have been traumatic for all three of them to witness that.” The train’s two engineers were

uninjured as well. “I just can’t imagine what their thoughts were when they were coming up on a school bus stuck in front of them, and not knowing whether there are students on the bus,” Bates said. CP reported the incident shortly after 7:30 a.m. Bates didn’t know if the reason

for the bus becoming stuck was “weather-related or something to do with the tracks themselves.” He did note there’s “a bit of an incline” at the crossing and that protocol requires a bus to stop and open up its door before proceeding across the tracks. “I don’t know if the incline had anything to do with (it) maybe (be-

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Former Stirling Reeve Carl Bateman dies at 89 BY TERRY MCNAMEE

Stirling - Carl Elliott Bateman, one of Stirling’s and Hasting County’s most accomplished public servants, died at Kingston General Hospital on Feb. 3. He was 89. A funeral service was held Thursday Feb. 9 in celebration of the life and service of the popular Mr. Bateman. Mr. Bateman, who was born on Dec. 26, 1927, spent his adult life working for the betterment of his community. He was a past master of the Stirling Masonic Lodge and a long-time member and former president of the Stirling Rotary Club. Bateman was the ClerkTreasurer and Administrator of the County of Hastings for nearly 27 years. He served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) for 20 years, including the roles of Executive Vice-President of AMO and the President of the Asso-

ciation of Counties and Regions of Ontario. He also was the former Reeve of Stirling and served on the Board of Governors of the Belleville General Hospital for 17 years, including four years as chairman. Current Hastings County Clerk Jim Duffin was a good friend of Mr. Bateman and worked with Mr. Bateman for many years. Duffin said Mr. Bateman was very involved in the fight against the province’s push to replace counties with regional government beginning in 1969 and continuing into the 1970s, a move which was opposed by Hastings County Council. “He worked very closely with the mayors of Trenton and Belleville and Prince Edward County at that time,” Duffin said. “Carl was very vocal that it (regional government) should not come this way. He was one of the key players to make sure that it didn’t happen.”

He said Mr. Bateman worked very close with all members of the County Council, which at the time had 36 members. “He was highly respected by all of them,” Duffin said. “He was quite a notable person. He was a good friend, and an excellent leader.” Mr. Bateman is survived by Marjorie (neé Wright), his wife of 67 years, his children Karen (Jeff), Kathy (Arthur) and Bruce (Helen) and five grandchildren. He also leaves his brother, Ross Bateman. The funeral was held at the Stirling Funeral Chapel on Thursday, Feb. 9. Interment will take place in the spring at Stirling Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to The Heart of Hastings Hospice (Madoc) or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 (Stirling). Online condolences may be left at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com.

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Hastings Manor administrator getting help in staffing BY JACK EVANS

Belleville - The meeting only lasted a few minutes, but there were some significant motions passed by the Hastings /Quinte Long Term Care Committee on Wednesday of last week. A key motion was to recommend to county council the hir-

ing of a new executive staffer who will serve as assistant to department head Debbie Rollins, specifically for Hastings Manor in Belleville. CAO Jim Pine noted that at one time there were â&#x20AC;&#x153;site co-ordinatorsâ&#x20AC;? at both Hastings and Centennial Manors. A couple of years ago, the county cut those

positions for cost-savings. But, it now seems clear that, at least for the larger Belleville facility, some sort of assistant is needed to allow a fair workload for Debbie Rollins, the department head. The recommendation was approved. Also approved was a recommendation to sign an agreement

with Diagnostic Imaging Services for Hastings Manor. The move has no budgetary impact and comes with the support of in-house physicians and staff. The project will monitor reduction in residents sent to an emergency department and the merit of increased chest x-rays within

90 days of being admitted to the home. A portable x-ray machine will be used. The contract will run for two years with costs being billed to OHIP. Elected new chair of the committee was Coun. Dave McCue, of Quinte West.

  

                

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Three arrested in Roll Up Rim cup caper Belleville police have arrested three teens in a theft of boxes of Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest cups at the Wallbridge Loyalist Road Timâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outlet Feb. 2. Police had originally arrested Steven Seabold, 19, of Stirling, in a plot to steal â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Roll Up The Rimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cups by the caseload from a storage room at the Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outlet where he used to work. Security cameras captured the theft and police said they had been searching for two more suspects alleged to have worked with Seabold on the theft. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, a 17-year old Belleville boy, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was

arrested and charged with one count of break, enter and theft. He was released with a court date in March. The following day, 18-year old Alexander Leonard, of Belleville, turned himself into police. He too was arrested and charged with one count of break, enter and theft. He was released with a court date on March 16. On Feb. 9, the original accused, Seaborn, once again turned himself back in to police and was again arrested. A third charge of theft under $5,000 was laid for what is described as a third carton full of the contest cups. He was released with a court date of March 16.

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The Good Earth A Rose is a Foxglove is a Geranium (Part Two)

Dan Clost We discovered several interesting facts in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column. Firstly, there was a time when a person could know everything there was to be known about the world. Carl von LinnĂŠ, or Carolus Linnaeus, was one of

those chaps. Secondly, in the gardening world, Linnaeus is the person who first introduced the idea of a binomial (or two-name system). Thirdly, it was until modern science (that is to say, what we called modern science in the 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) was able to examine the actual make up of plant cells that his Domain of the Three Kingdoms-animal, vegetable and mineral- was expanded in 1969. His method of arranging plants according to shared similarities continues to be the deciding factor as to how plants are ranked. Before we move into the actual process of naming plants, let me introduce two other concepts that some credit Linnaeus for introducing to science. One was the idea that a plant, or any living organism, did not exist in isolation and depended upon an interconnected environment. Today we routinely talk about food chains and the soil food web. Another idea was the thought that in order to diagnose or manage a plantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, you first

had to know about the plant including pests and diseases. Today, we call that integrated pest management of IPM for short. One more interesting tidbit: the authoritative document, The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP), as of 2016, states that any changes to the names are retroactive to 1753. That is the year which Linnaeus published Species Plantarum in which he set out the ranking system. So, how does this ranking system work? Everything is arranged in groups which are further divided into smaller groups. The big group is the world and everything on it, e.g. Domain. This is divided into Kingdoms, e.g. Vegetable or Plant Kingdom. Starting at the largest group and working our way to the smallest, the ranking looks like this: Domain, Kingdom, Division, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, Variety, Cultivar and Forma. We can actually take

it down 9 more subsets, each one more rigidly defined) but, as mentioned last week, that is way beyond my pay scale. One way to look at this is how we would define ourselves in terms of the universe. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go from galaxy (Milky Way Domain) to solar system (egocentrically, still called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Solar System Kingdom) to planet (Earth, Division) to hemisphere (Northern Class) to continent (North America, Order) to country (Canada, Family) to province (Ontario Genus) to County (Northumberland Species) to municipality (Quinte West Cultivar) to town (Trenton, Forma). For the most part, we are interested in Genus and Species. In fact, this is the level where Linnaeus made his great contribution: he said every plant must be identified with binomial nomenclature. The most common language used is Latin unless a word origin can be traced back to Greek. The ICNCP prefers that plants which are found in the wild are identified

using Latin while deliberate hybrids, cultivars, etc. may employ less rigorous limits. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it works in real life. A very popular plant in the landscape is the Serviceberry. (Or perhaps a Shadblow, a Juneberry, a Sugarplum, a Chuckleberry or...you get the idea.) This plant is native to...well it depends on which of the above monikers you picked. To be precise, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m referring to Eukaryotes, Angiosperm, Eudicots, Rosids, Rosales, Rosacea, Amelanchier, canadensis. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way I remembered that, Gentle Reader. I had to look it up. What I do remember is that A. canadensis is in the Rosacea family and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big family. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find apples, hawthorns, mulberries and even roses; in fact, those plus 87 more genera can be pencilled in on the family tree. There is more to it than youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find in a short gardening column, but this will get you started. Just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to my shop and ask for bluebells.

REPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 2017 What is 4-H? 4-H is a non-profit positive youth development organization that spans 70 countries across the world and 12 provinces across the crountry. For over a century, 4-H Ontario has been working to build youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today 4-H Ontario is open to all youth across the province of all backgrounds. In 4-H, youth ages 6-21 and screened engaged volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, selfconfidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable leadership and life skills. With unique projects, club activities and local, regional and provincial programs, 4-H is a proven leader to: â&#x20AC;˘ Building effective leaders â&#x20AC;˘ Training successful speakers & communicators â&#x20AC;˘ Developing a variety of life and technical skills â&#x20AC;˘ Bringing families & communities together â&#x20AC;˘ Creating future opportunities for youth

4-H Motto â&#x20AC;&#x153;Learn to do Bt Doingâ&#x20AC;?

4-H Pledge I pledge My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to Larger Service, My Health to better living for my club, my community and my country. 4-H Clubs 4-H Ontario defines a â&#x20AC;&#x153;clubâ&#x20AC;? as a group of at least two screened volunteers in good standing and six participants. Under the guidance of club leaders, 4-H participants run the club, make the decisions and set and carry out the directions for the project. The club decides on a topic (project) and through leader instruction and hands on learning, participants spend 12 hours or more exploring the topic during meetings. New this year = there is no restriction on how many meetings need occur to make up these minimum 12 hours, 4-H Ontario policy does not restrict the number of clubs a member can belong to, however some 4-H Associations do have limits In order to successfully complete a project and receive credit, 4-H participants will: â&#x20AC;˘ Attend and participate in at least 2/3 of all club meetings time â&#x20AC;˘ Complete ALL club requirements to the satisfaction of the club leaders and â&#x20AC;˘ Participate in the club achievement program as developed by their leaders

How old do youth need to be to become 4-H participants? Cloverbuds Ages 6-8 === The Cloverbud Program is specifically geared to this group. Hastings County has in place a Cloverbud Program if you are interested in this program please contact Rebecca Posthumus at: rebeccavposthumus@gmail.com Members Ages 9-21 - Members can join clubs and complete as many projects as they desire. There are many other opportunities for members. *Age is based on a calendar year. For example, a youth who turns 9 years old on December 31, 2016 is considered to be 9 for the year 2017 If you have youth who is interested in the below listed clubs please contact the listed leaders for start dates: The Square Box Gardening Project: Beth Lake: bethlake5@gmail.com The Dairy Project! Learn how to care for a dairy calf and how to prepare it for show! Analyze the ins and outs of dairy production! South Hastings Dairy Club: Edward Huffman: 613-885-6037 ehuffman@xplornet.ca Sterling-Tweed Dairy Club: Tim Hunt 613-478-6143 gdhunt@sympatico.ca Brian Sillsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 613-477-1533 bnasills@xplornet.com

The Beef Project! Be introduced to how to care for a beef project calf. Learn about todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purebred and commercial beef markets. Centre Hastings Beef Club: Megan Burnside: 613-242-8775 megb75@gmail.com Marcie Reavie: 613-336-8796 All Livestock Clubs are summer clubs and they run from April to September, while other clubs can be anytime of the year. Leaders of the livestock clubs will help members locate calves. The Horse Project! Being a top horseman or horsewoman requires learning all you can about horses, and achieving goals for you and your horse. With humane training methods, a well-trained horse will respond to your wishes and give you its best. Members will develop respect for horses, responsibility in caring for horses, and discipline in the way horses are handled. There are several ways to participate in the horse project, even if a member doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own their own horse, The Stirling Horse Club - With this club you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a horse Sarah Wolters: 613-989-0053

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ten looked upon elsewhere as an inconvenient pest, the prairie dog is actually protected here in a prairie dog colony. It was actually the first protected prairie dog colony in the entire nation. This is the place to go to see these creatures in their natural habitat, and you’ll be rewarded with several ‘photo ops’ of these playful creatures, fighting among themselves, burrowing, shrieking, or simply standing at attention on their back feet! It’s located within Mackenzie Park, and it’s free. 5 Eva Mae’s Pit Barbecue: This unusual and very popular dining experience is only available three days a week (Thurs., Fri., and Sat.) and only for a few hours (11 am until sold out). Therefore, people tend to form a long line quite early, for many brag that it’s “the best BBQ” – and it also offers FREE BEER with your meal! Yes, instead of getting a liquor license to sell it, the beer is simply giv-

This Sotol House is found at the National Ranch Heritage Centre. John M. Smith/Metroland

en away to its customers! This popular vendor used to sell out of a trailer, but there’s now an actual rented warehouse on the outskirts of Lubbock that’s used as the restaurant. I was

amazed at the crowd! Try their grits, baked beans, smoked brisket, green chili sausage, turkey, and ribs. 6 Cast Iron Grill: Yet another unique dining experience is to be found at Lubbock’s Cast Iron Grill, where “It’s all about the boots, pie, and chicken fry”. This restaurant features home cooking and is best known for its delectable pies - so much so that people have

pie for breakfast – before it’s sold out! My favourite was the strawberry banana split pie! This downtown restaurant also features some humorous signs that are sprinkled throughout. One read “There’s a skinny girl living inside me that’s trying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies.” Another stated: “Seven days without chocolate makes one weak.” Yet another one was “If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen.” There are, indeed, a number of interesting attractions to check out in Lubbock, Texas. For More Information: www. visitlubbock.org (Travel and accommodations provided by Visit Lubbock)

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“Avec Plaisir” brings the French connection BY JACK EVANS

Belleville - It is too late for Valentine’s Day but the French reputation of love of beauty, including music, will be front and centre for the Quinte Symphony’s concert on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Bridge Street United Church. The concert is billed as an afternoon of music by famed and beloved Paris-born composer Camille Saint Saens. A child prodigy on piano rivalling Mozart (according to critics), Saint Saens led a long and prolific composing life, traveling extensively, and fervently defending the long-established principles of melodic and harmonic beauty as established by the masters.

Featured work for this concert will be the first ever Belleville live performance of one of his most famous works, Symphony No.3 in C minor (The Organ Symphony) in which a pipe organ joins the orchestra for a stirring, anthem-like final movement. This piece will probably sound familiar to many listeners as that theme was used as the music for the popular motion picture, “Babe,” the pig who wanted to be a sheep dog. Returning to the console of the powerful and recently refurbished Bridge Street organ console for this performance will be former church musician Terry Head. Two other shorter works, both by Saint Saens, are also on the

program. This will also be the first concert to show off the orchestra’s new full four-drum timpani set of solid copper and resounding tone. Tickets are available at the Quinte Arts Council office, Sam the Record Man, Books and Company , Picton; and J.B.Books , Trenton; as well as online at www. thequintesymphony.com, $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and children, free, also available at the door. Quinte Symphony concludes its regular concert season on Sunday , May 7 with a pops themed concert in The Regent Theatre, Picton, starring the internationally acclaimed hit group, The Sultans of String.

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CN PENSIONERS’ Association and District Dinner meeting on Feb 23. Greek Banquet Hall 70 Harder Dr. Belleville. All CN pensioners, their spouses, widows, and new members are welcome. Doors open at 11:00 AM KIWANIS COMMUNITY BREAKFAST Feb 19 9-Noon Land O’ Lakes Curling Club. Adults - $8, children under 12 $4. Also have a Bake Sale ‘Draw to the Button’ contest with prizes FEB 19 at 4:30 PM Music at Saint Thomas “Mystery” reception will follow. Admission: Pay-What-You-Can GRIEFSHARE: A supportive ministry for those grieving the death of a loved one. Maranatha Church, 100 College St. W. Daytime group: Wednesdays 10:00 am – noon. Evening group: Thursdays 7– 9pm. $20.00. 613 962 8220 SCOTTISH COUNTRY Dancing: Come alone or bring a partner. Classes Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:30pm, Harry J. Clarke School, 77 Rollins Dr., Belleville. Info 613-965-4212 or 613-967-1827. BELLEVILLE LEGION Br. 99: Fish & Chips, first and third Fridays of month, 4-6 p.m. Open Euchre, Tuesdays, 1 pm. Open Shuffleboard Wednesdays, 12:30 PM. Canteen open every Friday 4-7 p.m. Meat Rolls and Horse Races 4:30 pm., Legion Clubroom 132 Pinnacle St, Belleville. Age of majority HALL RENTALS 613-968-9053 HOME HELP & Home Maintenance support service (cleaning, meal prep, shopping, snow removal, etc). 613-969-0130 or Deseronto at 613-396-6591. EMMAUS CANCER Support Group Feb 20 at 7 p.m. at Hastings Park Bible Church, 36 Harder Drive. open to anyone coping with cancer, their family members and/or caregivers. 613-922-5804 or 613-962-9628

BRIGHTON FEB 18, Quinte Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society “Tales of the Script: Learning the Alphabet” old handwriting styles from the 19th century, handwritten records of the 1800s. Everyone welcome, Quinte West Public Library, 1-3 pm. www. roostweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs CREATIVE CAFÉ Drop-in Feb 21st, 1-3pm $2 46 Prince Edward Street, Unit #14, Brighton, To register, (613)475 4190 FEB 17TH. Winterlude Pub Night at the Brighton Legion, featuring Ian Roy, Shepard pie dinner and dancing. Tickets $20.00. DROP-IN INDOOR Walking Program: Tuesdays and Thursdays each week until

March 9th, 6 –7:30pm, Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Rd. Free. 613962-0000, ext. 233. JOYFULL NOISE Women’s Choir practices every Monday, 7-9 p.m. at the Brighton Legion. New members welcome. 613 397-3236. www.joyfull-noise.com BRIGHTON CLOTHING Depot 5 Craig St Open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 8; Sat 10 – 1 Please No Furniture Or Tvs SUPPERS READY - Wednesdays, 5-6 pm at Trinity-St.Andrrws United Church, 56 Prince Edward St., Brighton. donations accepted. BRIGHTON SOCCER Registration Dates Feb 22nd 6:30-8:30pm Upstairs At The Arena New This Year A U21 Division All Games To Be Played In Brighton $70.00 For Youth 10 And Under $80.00 For Youth 11 And Up *$50.00 For Those signing up for our new division of U21 613-848-5337 or brighton.soccer@sympatico.ca www. brightonsoccerclub.ca

CAMPBELLFORD SKATING AND hot chocolate at local arenas on Family Day, Feb 20, Warkworth Arena from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Campbellford Arena from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. All skaters will receive a coupon for a complimentary hot chocolate. CAMPBELLFORD-SEYMOUR HERITAGE Society Feb 20,7:30 PM at the Heritage Centre, 113 Front St. N. Program will be A Glimpse at 100 Years of the NHL. All are welcome. BLOOD PRESSURE Clinic, Feb. 17 2017 at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 1-4pm, Room 249 2nd Floor. All Welcome. FEB 17TH, Belleville Legion – Trilogy 7-11 pm. Plenty of room for dancing! Everyone welcome (age of majority event). LADIES: LOOKING to join a new groupCampbellford IODE is looking for new members. If interested, call Kathryn, at 705-696-2166. FEB. 17TH 6PM Valentine’s Roast Beef Odd Fellows Hall 240 Victoria St. Adults $15, Children under 8 $7 705-653-0072 LIONS CLUB of Campbellford needs you! call Don May @ 705-947-2107 or Eric Holmden @ 705-653-3075.

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cal lift involved in loading and unloading. He said he had originally planned to incorporate at least one such device in next year’s budget, but is now wanting to move one up into the current year budget and gradually build up enough to have at least one for each of the unit’s 18 ambulances. He also referred to an insurance company’s report showing the increasingly high incidence of back injuries in the workplace and their costs and the reality of ambulance service applicants looking for such equipment to plan a longer career. Such implements are already successfully in use in other Eastern Ontario jurisdictions, he said, although the cost, at up to $45,000, is several times higher than a standard stretcher. His recommendation was approved, as was his report for 2017 , which showed an increase in service calls in excess of six per cent.

Hastings County Council is likely to give a sharp boost in funding for affordable housing following a recommendation from the Hastings/ Quinte Community and Human Services Committee last week. One recommendation adopted by the committee was to boost affordable housing construction by $1 million, starting this year and for the next few years. Department director Steve Gatward explained that the county had applied for such funding from the province on a six-year program originally designated for a home renovation program. Gatward said that “while useful,” it has extra costs in administration associated

with it as experienced by other municipalities. These include supervision by experienced staff for necessary inspections, increased county staff time to process and monitor funding dispersals and a rental formula rate that leaves costs too high for those in the Quinte area who most need such help. Since the funds are already allocated by the province, there will be no impact on the county’s budget. The motion includes calling for a request for proposals for new housing units which will better meet the needs. This will bring the total county funding for new affordable housing units for the next two years up to $2,286,490.


The halls were alive with the Sound of Music at Albert BY JACK EVANS

Three consecutive nights of full-house audiences tell it all. Bellevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Albert College, marking its 160th anniversary this year, knows how to stage a musical. Some of the talent on display in this challenging but beautiful show, would rival that of the Belleville Theatre Guild, or even professional companies, especially five-year-old Gillian Foster who plays the cute and capable Gretl, youngest child of Capt. Georg Von Trapp, played by Spencer Phillips. With a cast of about 20, spanning Nazis to nuns, plus von Trapp and his seven children, best friend, Max (Kiaran Solomon) and wannabe wife Marta (Madeline BuxRosemary Woods as Maria and Gillian Foster as Gretl sit ton,) show director, staffer Leslie Austin, on the bench while the other children cluster around in recruited strong vocal and acting skills for the key roles like Rosemary Woods as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sound of Musicâ&#x20AC;? at Albert College last weekend. Submitted photo irrepressible Maria (â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you hold a

whirlwind in your hand,â&#x20AC;?) and Ava Guse as the understanding Mother Abbess who gets to sing the anthem-like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Climb Every Mountain.â&#x20AC;? She also has good blocking and smooth set transitions in the dark. A show of Austrian Alps scenes with German background music and projected scene backgrounds are both clever and effective touches. Ensemble singing, especially by the nunsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; chorus, is dramatically moving in their Latin intonation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Preludiumâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gloria Patris,â&#x20AC;? then recessing with candles down the main aisle. The childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers were also well sung. All the songs are there, even some less familiar like â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Can Love Surviveâ&#x20AC;? as Capt. Von Trapp contemplates marrying the rich and influential Marta. He is eventually turned off by her pro Nazi sympathies.

Choreography is mostly simple but effective. There could have been more creativity here. The audience was perfectly happy as it was. Other key roles, all well done, were Maxim Sindall as Rolf, the youthful Nazi who had a crush on the eldest daughter, Liesl, played by Anna Nixon, Man Ka (Ruby) Kam as Baroness Elsa Schrader, the captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief executive and Pinlin (Rain) Song as Friedrich, the butler, plus the talented children. The cast reflected the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elementary as well as secondary level students and used only one staff member as the mother abbess, whose rich voice almost raised the roof. It also reflected the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s international student population as its reputation is now world wide. The public can look forward to more Albert College musical presentations in the months and years ahead.

Loyalist College January enrolment largest in collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history Belleville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; January enrolment increased at Loyalist College with new January registrations numbering 355 this year, the largest number of January starts in the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. Governors were told this at February 9 board meeting, and they welcomed the news, as it means the college has succeeded in its ambition in growing enrollment, especially with international students. The increased numbers are the result of more program offerings in January, increased enrolment of international students, as well as retention efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are seeing increased numbers of students starting their programs in January, and at other times of the year,â&#x20AC;? explained Ann Drennan, acting vice-president academic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Registrations in the New Year include over 150 new international students, bringing the total population of international students studying at Loyalist to over 300 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; double the international enrolment of the previous year.â&#x20AC;? Loyalist President & CEO Ann Marie Vaughan said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;in fact, the college has met the international enrolment goal for 2020, well ahead of the plan.â&#x20AC;? Vaughan also commented that the increase in January registrations reflects the

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Quinte Ballet School of Canada to launch dance class for those with Parkinson’s

Belleville – The Quinte Ballet School of Canada is getting ready to launch a new program that might make a world of difference for participants physically, mentally and spiritually. The pilot class Dancing with Parkinson’s is set to start on Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m. at the school at 196 Palmer Rd., in west-end Belleville. It’s a 12-week program, with sessions taking place every Thursday at 11 a.m. up to May 18. The program is being put on by Laura Ryan, a graduate of Webster University’s school of dance in St. Louis, Missouri. She recently moved to Belleville and wanted to get involved with the QBSC and pursue her passion of teaching dance to people facing health-related challenges She recently volunteered for an organization in Toronto that taught dance classes for people who had suffered strokes and for people with Parkinson’s disease. She was so thrilled with the experience that upon moving here she approached the QBSC with the idea and began gauging interest in the community. An information session held re-

cently at the school was well attended and she believes the class will reach its capacity of about 20 students. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease, which can cause a person to have tremors, lose balance and lose control of muscles. So, on the surface, it would seem that dancing wouldn’t be easy for someone suffering from such a condition. However, Ryan’s found some people with Parkinson’s find it therapeutic to participate in a dance class. Like in any class, the participants warm up their muscles with certain exercises and then begin moving to music. The class will teach a range of style from ballet to tap to group dance. “Everyone is always taller when they leave,” said Ryan. “They’re more graceful, more comfortable, more confident.” She stressed that the class is geared for people of all levels and abilities. No experience is necessary to participate and no one will be asked to do anything they’re not comfortable with. “If you don’t want to get out of your chair that day, you don’t have to get out of your chair that day.” QBSC artistic director Catherine Taylor said she’s thrilled that the school’s been able to partner with Ryan for the project, as dance classes

for people with Parkinson’s is a worldwide phenomenon. To her knowledge, similar types of dance classes are being provided in about 100 communities, across nine countries now. Well, maybe it’s now 101 with Belleville on board, she pointed out, with a laugh. “This is wonderful for our school.” Taylor said matching people with Parkinson’s with dance instructors makes sense. A trained dancer is very in tune with their body and the act of dancing helps them utilize muscles they may not even realize they have. So the hope is that a person with Parkinson’s, who may be frustrated with losing control of their body, will discover movements they can do and get a spark of positive energy. Ryan said the class is intended to help participants feel good about themselves, not just while in the studio, but as they leave and go back to regular life. “Inside (the studio) they feel free,” she said. “They can take that feeling and use it in their everyday life too.” She hopes the class will help people not “feel so trapped in their own bodLaura Ryan is about to launch a class called Dancing with Parkinson’s ies.” For more information on the class at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada, with support from the school’s email Ryan at danceparkinsonsqbsc@ artistic director Catherine Taylor (left). Stephen Petrick/Metroland gmail.com

Quinte and District Maple Syrup Producers 2017 First Tapping Ceremony Friday, February 24th, 2017 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Hosted By

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Schedule of Events 11:00 am Arrive and Socialize 12:00 pm Opening and Welcome by OMSPA “First taps” for 2017 Todd Smith, MPP Hastings and Prince Edward County Dave Little, O’Hara Volunteers Assoc. 12:30 pm Lunch - Pancakes and Local Maple Syrup If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Needham 613-473-6780.

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Belleville Wheelchair Basketball gets help from Stirling pond hockey BY TERRY MCNAMEE

Belleville - Wheelchair Basketball Belleville received a welcome infusion of cash on Thursday, Feb. 2, with a donation of $2,652 from the Fifth Annual Kerr Pond Hockey Tournament held Jan. 28 in Stirling. Tournament organizer John Kerr presented the money to Wheelchair Basketball Belleville program director Katherine Kerr. She said the program, which be-

gan about two years ago, runs every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Belleville YMCA. People of all ages are welcome. "We welcome everybody, all abilities," she said. "We're able to play five on five most nights." She said the program is free for YMCA members and is $5 per night for nonmembers. Special sports wheelchairs are provided, both for regular wheelchair users and others.

"We're beyond grateful for this generous donation," the director said. "The donation is going to help current and future athletes play a game of basketball, because we'll be able to purchase more equipment." For more information about the program, go to http://www. y m c a o f c e o. c a / m e m b e r s h i p _ branches-belleville.php or check out Wheelchair Basketball Belleville on Facebook.

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Juno nomination for Havelock Jamboree star BY BILL FREEMAN

Havelock - Havelock Country Jamboree star Aaron Pritchett is up for a prestigious Juno Award. The Northern, B.C. native is vying for Country Album of the Year honours with three recent Jamboree performers with his stellar recording The Score going head to head with albums from Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee and Jess Moskaluke. Bamford, Brownlee and Moskaluke were at last year's Jamboree, with Moskaluke turning in perhaps the best set by any performer over the four-day music and camping festival, a tall order given the impressive lineup. Pritchett has now been nominated for three Junos over his career, with 2007's Big Wheel and 2009's Thankful also both nominated for Country Recording of the Year. The rocker-turned-country star is known for bringing "rock energy" to his music and performances, and he'll find the mas-

sive twin stages to his liking as he pulls into Havelock for his Aug. 17 headline gig. Pritchett will share that night with Jana Kramer, Patricia Conroy, The Good Brothers and The Jordy Jackson Band. The Score debuted at number one on the Canadian country charts and his first single release Dirt Road in 'Em reached number one. It was Pritchett's first top-10 song in eight years. The second single release, Out of the Blue, also cracked the top 10. Pritchett started out as a rock performer but transitioned easily into country. "It was being able to relate to the stories that country songs told. Those stories were a lot like mine," he has said. "I was going fishing, camping and riding buses to hockey tournaments in even smaller towns than my own; life was a lot more country than rock and roll. That feeling resonated with me and I strive to convey that in my music today."

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Madoc- The Central Hastings OPP is warning residents of a scam that has recently surfaced in the area. The scammer calls and pretends to be from a financial institution or credit card company. They falsely tell the victim that their credit card or banking information has been compromised. In one incident, the scammer claimed an unauthorized charge of $300 was made from a money transfer service on the victim's credit card. The scammer often creates a sense of urgency, and then asks for the caller to confirm their credit card number and personal information such as their SIN number. The calls are often made late in the evening or early in the morning with the hopes of catching the potential victim off guard. It has also been reported that the scammer follows up with an unsolicited ad or email which, once opened, could expose your computer to the possibility of dangerous or malicious programs meant to

destroy data or steal personal private information. The Central Hastings OPP is asking residents to take the time to verify unsolicited contacts. Call the company or financial institution yourself on a phone number you know to be genuine. Do not rely on caller ID alone to authenticate a caller. Criminals spoof caller ID numbers; they may appear to be calling from a legitimate company or a local number when they're not even in the same country as you. A caller who creates a sense of urgency or uses high-pressure tactics is probably a scam artist. You work hard for your money, so work hard to protect it. Remember, the scams will continue as long as the con artists continue to make money. Anyone interested in more information on fraud can call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or check online at http://www.antifraudcentre.ca.


Conservation authority adopting new budget model an additional 6.58 per cent of the overall levy. A wrinkle in the finances came when the Authority received two safety review reports that had been requested that state the Belmont Lake dam and Allan Mills dam need work at estimated costs of $42,000 and $69,500 respectively. The board gave the go-ahead to proceed with a Water and Erosion Control Infrastructure (WECI) application for

matching dollars for these projects. According to General Manager Tim Pidduck, staff processed 312 files per staff member in 2016. This compares to the next closest Authority in terms of workplace file numbers, Cataraqui Region, which completes 175 files per staff member. The CVCA is in the middle of its 10-year long-range strategic plan, and future years have proposed budget increases annually that are much

The Crowe Valley Conservation Authority board, led by Chair Suzanne Partridge, head of the table, decided to adopt a two levy structure for its budget, similar to that of the Quinte Conservation Authority, to meet its financial challenges. A final decision will be made at their meeting on March 16. Sue Dickens/Metroland

nizes that staff workload has reached Marmora - Adopting a new budget a point where if we don't recognize model is how the Crowe Valley Con- that we need to make some changes servation Authority (CVCA) has de- to staff workload, we will be comcided to move forward and deal with promising the turnaround time for applications under the regulations its financial challenges. "The year 2017 is the year where program," noted Tim Pidduck, genCVCA finds a new way to float down eral manager. The proposed budgets are being the river, or we're going down the river. It's just not sustainable where we circulated to the municipalities so are," commented Vice Chair Ron Ge- they have the opportunity to review row during recent budget discussions. them (operations and capital) and The board agreed to adopt the submit comments directly to the Quinte Conservation Authority mod- CVCA or through their municipal el, which separates its budget into representative on the board. Ultimately, the operational and capital and operations, resulting in capital levies will be voted on sepatwo levies. "Our funding partners have not rately by the CVCA board at their been there for us, they haven't been next meeting on March 16. Splitting for the last decade and a half at least. the overall budget means the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority is That's the problem," Gerow said. Drawing on reserve funds and looking at a capital budget levy of putting some money back was also $30,000 (tax requirement increase), discussed. "I agree if you're going which in percentage terms represents to take something out be sure you're putting something else in," commented board member Cathy Redden, Traditional and hard to understand investment Trent Hills rep. The total fees could be costing you up to 30% of overall increase your potential wealth.* combining the Join Canada’s first two budgets be- subscription based ing discussed will investing service ment see an increase today! our of approximately 12 per cent if approved. This includes funds on the operations Visit nestwealth.com side for staff Nest Wealth which is tied into the current service delivery review. "This recogBY SUE DICKENS

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Township of Douro-Dummer Requires an Administrative Assistant (Temporary)

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.

The Township of Douro-Dummer, located in the heart of Peterborough County, with a permanent population of 6900, has a temporary position available for an Administrative Assistant. This position is an employee of the Township, is part of the Municipal Office Team and reports directly to the Clerk/Planning Coordinator. The successful candidate will be required to have a Class “G” driver’s licence; a minimum of post secondary education or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) years related secretarial, business or municipal experience; a proven ability to use personal computers and associated software (Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher and Adobe), and word processing experience with accurate keyboarding skills. Familiarity with GIS software would be an asset. Successful completion of the Municipal Administration Program is preferred. We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with excellent communication skills, as well as a proven ability to deal with the public. We also require the successful candidate to have a proven ability to use initiative and judgment and to work without direct supervision. Applicants are encouraged to review the job description for this position, available on the township website, prior to submitting their application. All submissions shall be in writing and shall include a detailed resume with references. Applications should be marked “APPLICATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT” and submitted to the Municipal Office by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. David Clifford C.A.O. Township of Douro-Dummer P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0 705-652-8392 Ext 206 www.dourodummer.on.ca

Alternate formats of job postings and accommodations are available upon request to support the participation of persons with disabilities in applying for jobs and during the interview and assessment process. If you require an accommodation, email or phone Human Resources at 613-475-0670.

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected and will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only. Applicants submitting a resume containing references are thereby granting the Township of DouroDummer permission to check these references.

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AUCTION SALE RELOCATION & INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE FOR PHILLIPS FARM SUPPLY 84 SANFORD STREET, BRIGHTON, ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 10:00AM Directions: Hwy 30 south to Sanford Street. West 2.5 blocks. Watch for signs. Sale consisting of store supplies, machinery and buildings. Partial list: Store inventory (pool chemicals, chicken feeders, pruning tools, garden tools and chemicals, various boots, pack sprayer, welder, orchard ladders. Variety of shovels, brooms etc. New sprayer helmets, approx. 20 plus steel shelving units). Many other items. Equipment and parts. Hydraulic plastic gravity box auger (new), numerous industrial shelving, variety of PTO shafts, #8 Bolen snow blower, 2 electric powered Dynablast power washers, 120 gal poly tank with electric pump, 3 pt hitch vacuum pruning compressor with hose. New Dynablast burner unit, new Kodiak burner unit, 5hp rototiller, 3 pressure washers (as is), various sprayer tanks and frames, Wifo 3 pt hitch hydraulic fork lift, FMC 500 gal orchard sprayer with vine yard tower, 3 furrow Kleverland plough, 3 pt new Douglas finishing mower 5ft. Model W716 7ft 3pt blade, one 3pt field sprayer, one 3pt air blast sprayer, 3 plus tank and frame assemblies. Various sprayer parts and hose, various vintage tillage equipment (as is), various bags of feed and grass seed. 5 rolls plastic biodegradable mulch (48 in. by 8000 ft), very large quantity of basket and fruit/vegetable packaging, onion bags, strawberry flats, large quantity of 4qt wood baskets, large quantity of 4L cardboard baskets. 60ft airblast boom, new 300gal plastic polytank with steel frame and 4hp Hardie trash pump, Ingersol 1214 riding lawnmower, potato seed cutter, 1000gal Hardie tandem field sprayer with 60ft hydraulic boom - new pump and flow control (sells with a reasonable reserve). Pile of peg board, quantity of dry hardwood lumber. Many other items not listed. Buildings - 50ft x 100ft x 14ft high truss building, steel clad, 3 sliding doors - post construction. 40ft x 60ft x 16ft high 2 storey, stud wall, steel clad. 30ft x 150ft x approx 10ft high, to be sold in 3 sections. Buildings will be sold as is, where is. Buyer will take all liability and insurance, and is responsible for cleaning up all material down to cement floor. Buyer will have 1 month from date of sale to dismantle and clean up material. Phillips Farm Supply will supply demolition permit and utility disconnect. Plan to attend this sale. Sale will be held outdoors and indoors - dress for the weather. Food available. Terms: Cash or cheque (with ID). Owner and auctioneer not responsible for any loss or accident day of sale.

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MPP Todd Smith named energy critic Belleville - Ontario PC Leader, Patrick Brown, has named Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith the energy critic for the Official Opposition at Queen's Park. With the appointment, Smith will be responsible for the PC Caucus response to one of the government's largest and most complicated ministries. "It feels like I've been dealing with electricity concerns since before I was elected." Smith stated. "Across the province, electricity consumers have seen their rates skyrocket, largely because of the Liberal government's mismanagement of the electricity system. We have gone from having the most affordable electricity in North America, to one of the most expensive jurisdictions

because of this government's failed energy experiments," he added. The auditor general reported, as a result of political meddling, residents and businesses have paid $37 billion more than the market price for electricity and we will pay another $133 billion extra over the next 15 years. It's because of these bad energy deals that delivery charges for homeowners and global adjustment fees for businesses are out of control." In addition to electricity rates, the role of energy critic makes Smith responsible for critiquing other elements of the Liberal government's energy policy including recent revelations that the government is paying natural gas generators not to produce power.

"The amount of times that this government has asked ratepayers to pay for power that was never produced is unprecedented." Smith continued. "This government has actually set up a system where we pay for power whether we need it or not." Returning to hydro rates, Smith said the problem goes well beyond homes. The electricity crisis is starting to effect community institutions. "We've seen hockey and curling rinks increase costs for ice time." Smith added. "We've seen electricity rates put a crunch on Board of Education and hospital budgets across the province. There isn't one part MPP Todd Smith. of your life the electricity crisis hasn't made more expensive."

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Quinte West - Roots artists Dylan Ireland and Kayla Howran will appear at the Old Church Theatre performing their own works on Friday, Feb. 17. Dylan’s new album “Ontario” has been receiving regular airplay on 125 radio stations throughout North America. His single ‘Carry Me Along’ with his band ‘Express and Company’ spent 14 weeks on the top 20 on CBC’s Radio 2 in summer 2013. Dylan has played from coast to coast as well as Austin, Texas for SXSW. Kayla Howran will spotlight songs from

Madoc snowmobiler charged Madoc - A Madoc man on a snowmobile was stopped by the Central Hastings OPP Feb. 5 at 3:30 a.m. at the Hastings Heritage Trail and Highway 7 near Bonjour Boulevard in Madoc Township. It was discovered that the driver of the snowmobile had been consuming alco-

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Tweed – “Poor driving conditions were a factor when a tractor trailer lost control and blocked the highway,” for hours early Feb. 13. morning, said Constable Alana Deubel, Centre Hastings OPP. On Feb. 12, Tweed her second album, ‘Spare Parts’, produced by saw a mixture of snow creating icy Blue Rodeo’s Colin Cripps at the Tragically showers Hip’s Studio in Bath, Ontario. It has already received critical acclaim ahead of its March 2017 official release date. An alt-country, folk-roots singer from Peterborough, Kayla features some of the most notable session players in the business on this new 10 song CD. Advance tickets are available at www.oldchurch.ca or by calling 613-848-1411. Doors and bar open at 6:30 for the 7PM show.

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