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Vol 23 No 12

Congratulations to Steven Waugh on receiving 2015 School Bus Driver Award

Mid-Isle Mustangs Win Tip-off Peewee AAA

Front L-R: Willie Melanson, Duncan Picketts, Luke Payne, Carter Champion, Ty Arsenault, and Kayden MacLeod. Back L-R: Asst. Coach Carl Picketts, Thomas Yeo, Landon Clow, Asst. Coach Steven Champion, Jessica Watts, Carson MacKay, and Head Coach Gerry Melanson. Missing from photo Dixon MacLeod and Jonah Arbing.

The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation recognized Steven Waugh, Bus #584 from Queen Elizabeth Elementary School in Kensington with a 2015 School Bus Driver Award.

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The Malpeque Bay Credit Union Mid-Isle Peewee AAA Mustangs were successful in capturing the Charlottetown Minor Baseball Assoc. Peewee AAA Tip-Off Tournament Championship held June 12th to

14th. They defeated the Summerside Chevys in the championship game played at City Diamond 13 to 3. The Mustangs advanced to the final by going undefeated in the

tournament. First defeating the Fredericton Royals 10-5, they then played the Hammond’s Plains A’s in a marathon game lasting into the wee hours finally prevailing 21-18. Mid-Isle secured its position in the final by

dropping the Riverview Athletics’ 9-3. Throughout the weekend the bats of the Mustangs were hot and timely defensive plays allowed them to come out on top with a total team effort.

Achievement Day- an important day for Albany 4-H members

This year’s Junior Leadership Trophy was presented to Brittany Peters by Johnathan Lauwerijssen, the previous recipient.

Albany Centennial 4-H Club held their Achievement Day recently.

Achievement Day allows 4-H members the opportunity to show off

Albany Centennial’s Top Junior Member, Jessica Larsen, received the award from last year’s winner, Jack Larsen.

their hard work to family, friends and the community. The event helps

teach members leadership skills and importance of networking.

Michael Larsen, brother of last year’s Top Member Joseph Larsen, presents the Top Member Trophy to Robert Larsen.

The club has 34 members and 20 leaders. Overall there were 67 projects completed during this

year with a few more projects continuing over the summer in garden-

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ing and raising turkeys. Many projects such as woodworking, seasonal decorations, quilting, knitting, outdoor survival, scrapbooking and photography will be on display at the various Exhibitions throughout the Island this summer. Many members will also be sending their baked goods as well and, some of our members will be exhibiting their sheep, poultry, and rab-

bits. The club recognized the work of Molly Murphy who is graduating from Kinkora Regional High School and will be attending Dalhousie Agriculture in their PreVet program. She was a recipient of the PEI 4-H Scholarship. Brenda Larsen Overall Leader Albany Centennial 4-H Club photos are

4-H photos submitted by Monique Larsen

BENEFIT AUCTION for Katelyn Farris SATURDAY, JUNE 27 at Kinkora Place SALE BAKE LIV E AUCT

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LOTO TREE Benefit in aid of Katelyn Farris, daughter of Ron & Donna Ferris. Katelyn is undergoing Chemotherapy treatment and is currently waiting for a date for her surgery. Proceeds to assist with travel expenses to Charlottetown and Halifax for treatments and recovery.

Viewing for auction items starts at 6pm.

June 24, 2015

Satellite Technology Assisting Farmers with Environmental Solutions It’s an impressive site, a potato field with rows perfectly straight from one end to the other. It takes a good operator to run a potato planter, but they have some assistance in achieving those bullet straight rows. The same Global Position Satellites that provides maps for our cars and our location for smart phones is at work for farmers as well. The straight rows help a farmer use land efficiently. If a potato planter was out by only a few inches a row, it could result in uneven rows and unused land at the far side of the field. GPS technology on the tractors and planters keep the rows square with the field, and reduce wasted space. The same auto-steer technology can then be used on the machines that cultivate and form the hills after planting, resulting in a reduced amount of sunburned potatoes, as both planter and tillage equipment follow exactly the same path. These efficiencies also

mean that the amount of fuel consumed by field operations is reduced, and thus so are greenhouse gas emissions.

ficiency and helping the environment, with the assistance of satellite technology!

This column is presented by the Kensington North Watersheds Association and the East Prince Agri-Environment Association to inform our communities of the ongoing efforts farmers are taking toward good environmental stewardship.

GPS technology can be used when taking soil samples in a field. The field can be divided up into small sections, each section with its own soil sample, leading to individual recommendations for applying fertilizer and lime. The result is that resources are only used where they are required. When the right amount is applied, the risk of excess nutrients entering our ground water and surface water is reduced. The same GPS tools can be used in almost every field operation. In every instance, less fuel is burned, fewer resources are consumed, and the environmental impact is reduced. Those straight rows ultimately mean that the farmer is increasing ef-

GPS Technology on a tractor and potato planter


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Press Release

Kensington Water Management Committee Expands Mandate

King George Place, 61 Broadway Street Kensington, PEI Published twice monthly by MJS Marketing and Promotions. The contents of this newspaper are protected by copyright. To make use of any of the material, you must first obtain permission from the publisher. Publisher: Michael J. Smith Editor: Isabel Smith Production Assistant/Accounts: Erin Arsenault Feature Article(s): Andy Walker Ad Sales: Tara Leblanc Mailing address: PO Box 601, Kensington, PE, C0B 1M0 Tel: 902 836-3196 Fax: 902 836-4889 E-mail: thecourier@eastlink.ca We Welcome Your Letters: The County Line Courier welcomes letters on topics of interest to our readers. Publishing of any letter is at the discretion of the editor. Any submitted articles, letters or features, may be edited for length, clarity, grammar and content. All letters must be signed with the writer’s name and telephone number for verification purposes. Unsigned or anonymous letters will not be considered for publication. Short letters have more impact. Opinions expressed are those of the people who submit them and not necessarily those of The County Line Courier.

Next editions go to print July 8 (deadline for submissions for this issue is July 2) July 22 (deadline for submissions for this issue is July 15)

The recently renamed Kensington Water Management Committee was formed in 2014 to work with residents of the Town of Kensington to create a water conservation strategy. The Kensington North Watersheds Association (KNWSA) in partnership with the Town of Kensington, received funding from Environment Canada’s EcoAction program for the project. The committee is made up of residents, Councilors, and staff from the Town of Kensington, and receives administrative support from KNWSA. In 2014, the committee Kensington Heritage Library 6 Commercial Street

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conducted a survey of households on water use, provided information on water conservation, and held a draw for ten rain barrels and a free month of water and wastewater service. During committee meetings held last winter, the committee determined that water safety is an issue that goes hand in hand with water conservation for Kensington. For 2015, the committee is working closely with the PEI Dept. of Communities, Land and Environment to renew the Well Field Protection Plan, and to inform residents how they may

dispose of household hazardous waste. A staff member from KNWSA will be conducting household visits with many town residents to discuss water conservation and hazardous household material disposal issues. “We are quite happy to be working with Kensington North on these important water issues. We currently do not have a problem with water safety or water conservation, but we certainly welcome the opportunity to be pro-active and minimize our risks” says Geoff Baker, Manager for the Town of Kensington.

“With proper planning and preparation, the Town of Kensington will be in a better position to manage its water. Unpredictable and unlikely events do occasionally happen, and those who are prepared are usually affected the least” says Water Management Committee chair Gordon Jenkins. For more information, please contact: Gordon Jenkins, Chair, Kensington Water Management Committee902 836-4364 or Barry Murray, Executive Director, Kensington North Watersheds Association902 432-4988.

Discover Your Library!

Email: kensington@gov.pe.ca www.library.pe.ca Tues. 9:30-12:30, 1-3pm Wed. 12:00 to 5:00pm Thurs. 2pm to 7pm Sat. 9:30-12:30pm, 1-3pm

Story Time For Preschoolers! Every Tuesday 10am Homesteading with Dairy Goats! Special Guest: Molly McGrath Thursday, June 25th @ 6:00 pm. Next Book Club For Adults Book Club to be held Thursday, July 2nd @ 2:00 pm. New Members always welcome! Drop in and pick up a copy of our current title, My Antonia by Willa Cather. Arthritis Society: Arthritis & Gardening - Saturday, July 11 at 3:00

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p.m. Zen-Doodling For Kids Wednesday, July 22nd @ 3:30 - 4:30 pm Calling ALL KIDS!!! TD Summer Reading Club Registration has begun! Drop by to register and pick up your free registration materials - including access code for the awesome website available only to Summer Reading Club members! Stay tuned & “Like” us on Facebook “Kensington Heritage Library” for more information and schedule of activities!

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June 24, 2015

Island Music Update Weekly Cards & Crokinole

Spring Valley Community Hall Next Games are Monday, June 29 Monday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 50/50 and Door prize. All welcome. June 22 results for Cards/Crokinole. CARDS Ladies 1. Irene Bernard 2. Barbara Doughart Men’s 1. Bruce Campbell 2. Glenn Paynter CROKINOLE Ladies 1. Mary Cousins, 2. Leigh Adams Men’s 1. Fred Doughart 2. Carl Adams Door prize Bruce Campbell 50 /50 Glenn Paynter

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LEGION CEILIDH at Branch No. 9 Kensington

June 26 - Lounge music by Dean Gallant & Pat Durant 6-9pm/no cover/ Happy hour prices June 27 - Ceilidh 7:30pm cover charge, small lunch provided, a 50/50 Draw Entertainers: Bill & Gertrue Campbell Jason Campbell Kevin Arthur Erma Campbell and Jeannie Cameron Roy Arsenault June 28 - Flea Market 9am- 1pm

SUMMER LOUNGE PARTY

Sat., July 25 at Royal Canadian Legion Borden-Carleton Branch No. 10 Party with Rob & Friends from 10pm to close. 19 yrs and over Welcome! FREE ADMISSION!

Reubens Jamboree at Sea View Hall 3rd Sat. of every month at 7:30pm Open Mic Local entertainers Lunch provided

Seacow Head Lighthouse

Celebrating Island Lighthouses - part of our history part 1 - more lighthouses in upcoming editions Central PEI has long had a connection with the sea, and lighthouses have long been part of many coastal communities.

Borden Back Range Light

In an age when all goods moved by ship the lighthouses were a key economic lifeline. For fishermen, they have long been a familiar sight, signaling home was just around the corner. Many colonial or “first-generation” lighthouses - those built before 1873 - are octagonal shaped, and were constructed when timber was abundant in this province. The “second-generation” lighthouses, those built after 1873, are square tapered. Though the Port Borden Back Range Light is now decommissioned it can trace its history back to 1917. This range light overlooks the Northumberland Strait and Borden Harbour on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. It now is also part of the marine/Rail Park. Built in 1863, the Seacow Head Lighthouse, which can be be reached off the Seacow Head Road, is also still active today. It has an octagonal wood-frame, and is among the oldest wood-frame towers standing in the Maritimes. This unique structure was used in some of the filming of the much beloved television series Road to Avonlea. Seacow Head Lighthouse was recognized as a heritage place under the Prince Edward Island Heritage Places Protection Act in 2012 Built in 1925, the Port Borden Pier Light still remains active. While it can be viewed from the park, it is on land owned by the Coast Guard. The Port Borden Lighthouse also helped to guide the car ferries into the harbour. When the Confederation Bridge was opened in June of 1997, the pier was purchased by a fish packing company that has built a factory there.

lighthouse photos by CLC Port Borden Pier Light


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Twin Shores Camping Area Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Twin Shores Camping Area, Darnley, PEI has received the 2015 Trip Advisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its 5th year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor.

Stanley Bridge

farmers market

Opening Wednesday, July 1 9:00am- 1:00 pm Call 902 954 0077 for details.

Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honourees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence means a lot to us here at Twin Shores,”

said Darren Cousins, Partner at Twin Shores Camping Area. “Customer service is very important to us, so knowing our campers speak highly of us is some of the best recognition in the world. This award gives us the confidence to continue offering our campers an exceptional, memorable experience when theystay with us.” “TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travellers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”

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Kinkora In Final Stages of Implementing Official Plan by Andy Walker Editor, Island Farmer/Freelance journalist President, Canadian Association of Journalist, PEI Vice president, Atlantic Farm Writers Association By the end of the summer the Community of Kinkora hopes to have a revised official plan in place. “It is something we have been working on for the past few months and we are in the final stages right now,’ said Aaron Gauthier, the community administrator. He explained the new plan, which also covers the municipality’s bylaws and zoning maps, was given at the June meeting of council. It is also on the agenda for the July meeting, and will then go to the provincial government for approval. Gauthier explained the province mandates municipalities conduct such a review every five years and “our last plan

was developed in 2009, so we were a little overdue.” He said the community sought public input from residents during the updating process, and held an open house before the revised plan came before council. “We did get a fair degree of public participation,” the administrator said. “We didn’t really make a whole lot of ma-

jor changes but we did want to make sure the community was kept informed.” Councilor Roger Savoie agreed the process did offer a chance for residents to have their input on future directions for the community and he is pleased that a number of residents took advantage of the opportunity. He said the periodic review does allow the municipality the chance to “look at where we want to go and plan for the future.”


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“New Potato Season!”

Gardens are growing and visions of new potatoes dance in our heads. One “first” is past now – the “first feed of lobster”! The next two are likely to arrive close together – new potatoes and local strawberries. Then along will come beet greens, yellow beans, early carrots, peas............ Maybe you have a fruit or vegetable that is extra special and you can hardly wait for it to be ready in your garden. In some cases, the produce that we grow and that which we have been buying in the super market all winter are not all that different as far as how they taste. Romaine lettuce for example. We can get good lettuce most of the time now and when you smother it with salad dressing, it’s not all that easy to distinguish between home grown and imported. But there is a difference, isn’t there? You know exactly how the stuff in your garden was grown. You know what soil amendments were used. You know how the pests were controlled. You know how it was treated post - harvest. These are all things that we like to know. And even if you don’t have your own garden, you can visit one of our many lo-

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cal farmer’s markets and find out from the farmer how their crops were grown. Waste not.... I found this to be startling and you may too. The June issue of “The Grower” tells us that in Canada as much as 40% of all food produced is wasted! That is not good news but we can do something about it because consumers are responsible for 47% of that waste. “On farm” waste is only 10% of the total and “retail” 10%. There is no need to hold forth with a big dissertation on how one can reduce that waste because the reasons for the waste vary greatly from one household to another. Let’s just work on it. Some waste is unavoidable, like bones, cores, skins, etc but over half of consumer food waste is deemed “avoidable”. Even garden oversupply has to be included. Maybe you know of someone who doesn’t have a garden but could use some

of your fresh vegetables. And of course there is always home freezing and preserving by other means as a way of dealing with surplus produce. If this is a new area to you, do your research. If you freeze yellow beans and no one in the house will eat the finished product, it will still be part of the 40% that is wasted. When rhubarb season rolls around, I often get carried away with freezing chopped up rhubarb because it’s plentiful and easy to package and freeze. This spring I still have rhubarb left over from two years ago so my rhubarb patch is going to just be left to grow this year. One crop that I have never seen leftover in my freezer is raspberries. We can consume a lot of frozen raspberries in the course of a winter and they are so simple to freeze. Just bag them and pop them into the freezer. There’s still time to plant a garden if you haven’t been able to get to it yet. Check seed packages for “days to harvest” and choose varieties that are going to mature before frost in the fall. Pest Control I recently spoke with someone who had given up planting potatoes in her little garden because of the Colorado potato

beetles. Don’t give up folks! Just start making a daily inspection and every time you see a Colorado potato beetle on your potato plants, pick it off and drop it in a dish of soapy water. Watch the underside of the leaves for the orange egg masses that will show up if you missed some beetles. Squish them. And if you miss some of them, there will be larvae show up. They have enormous appetites and can make short work of the tops of your potato plants. Get rid of them. Keep at it and you should get ahead of the beetles without pesticides and get exercise while you are at it. And next on the list of pests is the cutworm, a creature that chews plants off just below the surface of the ground. Beans are a cutworm favorite but they like tomato plants too. They can make a mess of your garden in short order so its wise to get ahead of them if you can. I once read that placing a drinking straw beside each plant stem can foil the cutworm’s attempt to cut off a plant. I’ve done it but can’t be sure it worked. I may not have had any cut worms around. Cut the bottom out of a styrofoam cup and sink it in the ground

around a tomato plant. That may help too. If a plant is lopped off, look around the base of it for a cutworm. If you find one, get rid of it. And good luck!

Page 7 Gardening or bird feeding comments or questions? Drop me a line at 471 New Glasgow Rd, ebenezer, PE, C1E 0S8 or bcobb06@gmail.com.

Berrylicious raspberries


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Vector Aerospace Takes the Fight to the Ice Vector Aerospace is the title sponsor of the 2015 Face Off Against Cancer. With the incredible support of Vector Aerospace, NHL Alumni and hockey enthusiasts of all skill levels will be lacing up for the Canadian Cancer Society’s 2nd annual Face Off Against Cancer the week-end of September 25 - 27th, at MacLauchlan Arena, CARI Complex, in Charlottetown. “We are extremely proud to be the title sponsor of Face Off Against Cancer 2015,” said Jeff Poirier, President of Vector Aerospace Engine Services - Atlantic. “One of our key priorities at Vector is to support local communities. We do so by targeting four key sponsorship pillars Healthcare, Educational Training, Arts and Culture and Active Communities. This announcement touches on our Healthcare pillar and we are truly honored to be supporting the Canadian Cancer Society”. Face Off Against Cancer first took the fight against cancer to the ice in 2014, raising close to $98,000. The teams and celebrities had lots of fun and put their egos aside for a bit of friendly

competition. A new roster of off- Island NHL Hockey Legends, as well as many local celebrities and current Island hockey players, will lace up in September. The star studded line-up includes: Ron Duguay, Rick Middleton, Bob Sweeney, Stéphane Richer, Al Iafrate, and Dennis Maruk. The tournament includes a draft event hosted by professional hockey announcer and Emmy Award-Winning Television Host, John Horrigan, Red Carpet Opening Ceremony featuring the Parade of Champions and three guaranteed games for each team. “We are delighted by the support we have received from our title sponsor, Vector Aerospace,” says Jane Farquharson, Canadian Cancer Society, P.E.I. Division, Executive Director. “Half of all cancers can be prevented through healthy living, and this event brings together physical activity and individuals who want to support our great work as we take the fight to the ice.” Island celebrities joining the NHL Hockey Legends include: Billy MacMillan, Bobby MacMillan, Errol Thomp-

son, Al MacAdam, Dave “Tucker” Flanagan, Billy McGuigan, Forbie Kennedy, Matt Boyle, Freddy MacDonald and Blaine Fitzpatrick. Additions to the celebrity line-up will be announced in coming months. The top fundraising team gets first pick at the draft event. Space is limited, with only two of sixteen team spots left. Face Off Against Cancer provides an opportunity for Islanders to share a week-end with hockey legends and celebrities. Lace up to assist in the fight against cancer! Learn about Face Off Against Cancer and register at cancer.ca/faceoffpei or call 1-866-566-4007. The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the Society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are working with Canadians to change cancer forever. Make your gift today at cancer.ca.

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L-R: Ken Hubley (Canadian Cancer Society board chair) Colin MacDonald, Marketing and Communications Manager, Vector Aerospace, Andrew Coady, Canadian Cancer Society Board member and Chair of Face Off Against Cancer.

L-R: Billy MacMillan, Retired NHL Legend, Ken Hubley (Canadian Cancer Society board chair), Andrew Coady, Canadian Cancer Society Board member and Chair of Face Off Against Cancer, and Colin MacDonald, Marketing and Communications Manager, Vector Aerospace.


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Ladies Auxiliary Branch No. 9 Kensington Honours and Awards Presentations

Congratulations were extended to Erma Turner who received her 60 Yr Pin from Lois Brown and Jamie Thomas President of Ladies Auxiliary.

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Judy Winchester (center) receives her 10 Yr Pin from Lois Brown and Jamie Thomas.

Jamie Thomas, Ladies Auxiliary President Branch No. 9 presents a $4000.00 cheque on behalf of the Ladies Auxiliary to Lester Davison, President of Branch No. 9 Legion. The Ladies Auxiliary is a vital and integral part of the work and the day-to-day operations that Branch No. 9 provides to the community. The Ladies Auxiliary is also pleased to have taken on the preparation of the meals for Kensington Meals On Wheels every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Honours and Awards to the following individuals who were unable to attend:

Jean Burt 60 Yr Pin Belma Blakeney 60 Yr Pin Christine Reid 10 Yr Pin Cindy Doucette 10 Yr Pin Marie Dillon 10 Yr Pin Carrie Campbell 10 Yr Pin Cindy Ramsay 10 Yr Pin Karen Paynter 10 Yr Pin Sarah Dawn MacEwen 10 Yr Pin

Kim Gallant (left) receives her 10 Yr Pin from Jamie Thomas.

Jamie Thomas (right) receives her 10 Yr Pin from Lois Brown.

Ice Cream Social Sat. July 4th at St. Thomas Anglican Church Springbrook Jean Ronahan, Amy McCarville, and Brenda Montgomery finalize plans for upcoming ice cream social. The time to drop in and enjoy a “St. Thomas Special� is from 6 - 8:30pm but, if you want to purchase some of the home baking you have to arrive early!!

Tracey Farris (center) receives her 10 Yr Pin from Lois Brown and Jamie Thomas.

KENSINGTON LIONS CLUB 30 Garden Drive

Ham & Potato Scallop Dinner & Dessert Sunday, July 5, 2015,

4 - 6 p.m.

Adults $15.00 Children (6-12) $7.50 Proceeds to Portage Youth Drug Centre For Tickets: 836-5060 Leave Message Lions Wanda 836-3852 Louis 836-1053


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PEI Mutual Insurance Company Provides Small Halls with Large Donation

June 24, 2015

Area Student Winner In the 2015 RCMP “Name the Puppy Contest”

L-R: Jennifer Campbell-Small Halls Inc. Executive Director, Terry Shea-General Manager of PEI Mutual Insurance, and Debbie Atkinson-Festival Manager.

Staff members of Small Halls Inc. gathered at the PEI Mutual Insurance Company’s head office in Summerside, on June 10, to receive their sponsorship cheque from Terry Shea, General Manager of PEI Mutual Insurance. The cheque was presented to Small Halls Inc. Executive Director, Jennifer Campbell and Festival Manager, Debbie Atkinson as the third major contribution in a three year title sponsorship agreement between the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls and PEI Mutual Insurance Company. “PEI Mutual Insurance Company is a terrific fit for our festival. It is a company that spans the

Some Spaces Still Available for 2015 Vacation Bible School

There are still some spaces available for the 2015 Vacation Bible School sponsored by Kensington & Area Christian Council. The program runs from July 6th to 10th at the Murray Christian Education Centre in Kensington from 9 to 11:30am each day. Everyone welcome! no church affiliation necessary For further info. or to register please call Barb Moase at 836-3826

entire lsland and values excellence in its work. The festival has the same type of goals and standards which makes us great partners,” says Jennifer Campbell, Executive Director. “This charming festival could simply not exist without support from the corporate community and we thank PEI Mutual Insurance very much for their ongoing faith in us and their desire to partner with us.” Since 2013, PEI Mutual Insurance Company has held the title sponsor role for the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls. Both the festival and company recognize the importance of the annual festival to the tourism industry on Prince Edward Island and to rural communities across the province, and agree that the partnership is a great fit. The 2015 PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls runs from June 14-27 and both parties are thrilled with the new additions to this year’s festival, including six new halls and series of community workshops. PEI Mutual Insurance Co. General Manager, Terry Shea states, “The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls provides us, as an Island company, the

opportunity to assist community halls throughout PEI to provide a cultural and entertainment venue for local residents. We are very proud to support a festival that takes place across the whole province and excels in all of their performances .” PEI Mutual Insurance Company is dedicated to helping not-for-profits such as Small Halls Inc. maintain their operations. Small Halls Inc. is an Island based not-forprofit organization with a mandate to bring events and breathe new life into community based rural venues across Prince Edward Island. Small Halls Inc. first began operating the Festival of Small Halls in 2008 and the festival has grown ever since to become one of the marquee summer events of the PEI tourism season. The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls has recently been recognized as one of the top summer festivals to attend on the Island, and has become a mainstay in the cultural and tourism sector of PEI. Organizations from around the world have copied the event platform, recognizing it as a fantastic and culturally significant festival which revitalizes many rural communities.

L-R: Cpl. Marc Periard-Police Dog Services “L” Division, Haven Woodside holding a photo of Haven, the puppy she named and Cpl. Andrew Griffin of Kensington Police Services.

Cpl. Griffin, Dutch and Haven take time out for a photo op.

L-R: Cpl. Marc Periard introduces Dutch, PEI’s one police dog, to students at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School. Haven Woodside, a grade 3 student at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School in Kensington was one of the lucky winners in the 2015 RCMP “Name the Puppy Contest” with her name entry of “Haven”. The contest consisted of girls and boys from across Canada naming 13 puppies born at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alberta. This year there were 13 winners representing every province and territory in Canada. All names entered had to start with the letter H. The 13 winners received a certificate, an 8×10inch laminated photo of the puppy they named, a plush German Shepherd toy dog named Justice and an RCMP cap. On hand to congratu-

alte Haven were her parents Hilbert & Heather Woodside, her sister Hannah, teachers and fellow grade 3 students at Q.E.E.S. . Winners: Haven: Haven Woodside (Kensington, P.E.I.) Haley: Ataya Wolki (Inuvik, N.W.T.) Hammer: Summer Snooks (Fort McMurray, Alta.) Hannah: Anya Lera (Whitehorse, Yukon) Hawk: Brady Anderson (Fredericton, N.B.) Herc: Jaidyn Danilkewich (Meadow Lake, Sask.) Hero: Ayden Delaney (Prince George, B.C.) Hector: Jackson Antoniw (Rossburn, Man.) Hitch: Cady BenoitDrake (Conne River, N.L.) Hooper: Liam Hawley (Ingonish, N.S.)

Hope: Rika Van Den Haas (Milton, Ont.) Hulk: Alexis Falardeau (La Prairie, Que.) Hunter: Giancarlo Torretti (Kugluktuk, Nunavut) RCMP police service dog teams are an integral part of front line policing. They search for missing or lost people, track and apprehend criminals, remove illicit drugs from the streets, detect explosives and search for and recover evidence used in crimes. The Police Dog Service Training Centre—an integral part of RCMP “Depot” Division—is the national training centre in Canada for all RCMP police dog teams. 93% of the German Shepherds working as RCMP service dogs were born at the Centre as part of the RCMP Police Dog Breeding Program.


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June 24, 2015

Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 9 Kensington Honours and Awards Presentations Branch No. 9 acknowledges individuals for years as members, their time in service to the branch, to veterans and to the community

Lester Davison, President of Branch No. 9 (left) and Dennis Hopping, Sgt-at-Arms, were pleased to present Blaine Taylor with a Life Membership Award.

Lloyd Profitt 30 Yr Pin Absent: Elmer Cannon 20 Yr Pin JeanClaude Dionne 15Yr Pin Doug Doncaster 30 Yr Pin Jeff Evans 15 Yr Pin Earle Murphy 35 Yr Pin Scott Peacock 25 Yr Pin Eileen Ross 25 Yr Pin Tyndall Semple 50 Yr Pin Dennis Adams 25 Yr Pin Dean Beairsto 20 Yr Pin Peter Brighty 35 Yr Pin Maria Gibson 5 Yr Pin Allan MacKinnon 20 Yr Pin James B Ramsay 40 Yr Pin Kenneth Stewart 20 Yr Pin Steven Paynter 10 Yr Pin Archie (Buddy) MacEwen 35 Yr Pin Brian McKinnon Past Officer Bar

David Doucette, Past President (left) and Dennis Hopping, Honorary President, Sgt-at-Arms present Rev. Ches Boutilier, Legion Chaplain, with 35 Year Pin.

David Doucette, Past President (left) and Dennis Hopping, Honorary President/Sgt-at-Arms (right) present Ian MacGougan, with his Poppy Fund Bar and Membership Bar.

George Wall 30 Yr Pin Pres - Lester Davison Hon. Pres. - Dennis Hopping David Doucette-Past President Legion Chaplain Ches Boutilier

Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 9 Executive: Lois Brown Mike Hopping Bill Cotton JD Murray Don Gallant Ken Carr Rob Farris Tracey Farris

Ivan Gallant 20 Yr Pin

Michael Hopping 20 Yr Pin

Gayle Hopping 15 Yr Pin

Mike Smith 15 Yr Pin


June 24, 2015

Kinkora Regional High School Update submitted by student reporter Shandi Cameron

School + Community Support= Success

June 26 Gr. 9, 10 & 11 Report Cards can be picked up at the school between 9 10:30 a.m. June 30 School closes for the summer. Exam Schedule The exam schedule is posted on the school website: https://krhsweb.wordpress.com/ <https://krhsweb.wordpress.com/> BK Is Retiring! Congratulations to Brendan Kelly on his upcoming retirement after 38 years of dedicated teaching here at K.R.H.S.

A Retirement Social will be held in Mr. Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honour at the school on Monday, June 29 at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Student of the Week Congratulations to Molly Murphy. 2015 Graduation The 53rd annual commencement exercises of Kinkora Regional High School will take place on Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Student Council President Cassie Murray will deliver the Salutation while graduate Molly Murphy will deliver the Valedictory.

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Friends and Family for Love and Support in helping me celebrate my 80th Birthday. Thank-you for the beautiful cards and gifts. It was a Special Party. Dr. Ben Riehl

Thank You to the parents for the fantastic Breakfast Program you have planned during final exams. It is such a great way to start our day and is certainly appreciated. Leadership 621 Class fundraiser Well done to Shelley Tremereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CEO 401 class for raising the most money for the Leadership 621 class service project. Their reward was being able to pie any of the ten willing staff members on June 10. Almost $150 was raised for the local fire departments. Library News Be sure to check out our reading room for some great fiction. Please return any overdue books as soon as possible as we need to complete our endof-the-year inventory. Blazer Sporting New Congratulations to Gr. 12 student Logan Robinson for finishing 1st in javelin at the P.E.I.S.A.A. Track & Field Provincials on June 5.

Play-off Hockey Pool Log on to officepools. com for results. ID is kinkora1 & password is guest. Current leader is Carolyn Muttart. News from Student Services Jessica McCarthy (jlmccarthy@edu.pe.ca < m a i l t o : j l m c c a r t hy @ edu.pe.ca> ) is our School Counselor. Any grad receiving a scholarship/bursary/ award from a university/ college or outside group MUST bring in the letter for us to copy so that this award may be recognized at graduation. We do not receive notification at the school so we are depending on graduates to share this information with us. Encounters With Canada Applications have arrived for the 2015-16 school year. This is a week long trip to Ottawa for students aged 14-17. Please see Mrs. McCarthy if you are interested.

Updates BRANCH NO. 9 Royal Canadian Legion 836-3600 or 836-3229 BRANCH NO. 9 Royal Canadian Legion 836-3600 or 836-3229

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Rugby Win Senior Mens rugby team defeated Bluefield 14-12 to win AA gold! Exams All exams will start at 8:30am and 10:10am is the earliest that students may leave the exam room. The expectation of all students is that once they finish their exam, they are expected to leave the building or go to the cafeteria. In the afternoon, students are to be in the library studying or in extra help classes if offered, not wandering the halls. Report Cards Students in grades 7-11 may pick up their report card on Friday, June 26 between 1:30-2:30 in the cafeteria. Any report cards not picked up by noon on Tuesday, June

30, will be kept in the office until September. All materials belonging to the school (text books,library books, uniforms, band instruments, locks, etc.) must be returned in order to receive your report card. Safe Grad Activities Tuesday/Wednesday, June 23-24 is Safe Grad activities. At 10:30pm, participating graduates will travel by bus from the school to prepaid activities at the Murphy Center and CARI Complex in Charlottetown. Grads will want to bring swim wear, sneakers, hockey sticks, skates, helmets and gym wear. Food and drinks will be provided. Students will return to the school by bus between 4-5am.

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Area Lions Club Receives Visitation Award

Kensington Looking To Upgrade Municipal Infrastructure by Andy Walker Editor, Island Farmer/Freelance journalist President, Canadian Association of Journalist, PEI Vice president, Atlantic Farm Writers Association

Malpeque Bay and Area Lions Club recently won the Visitation Award for District N-1 which includes 54 clubs in New Brunswick, 23 clubs in Prince Edward Island and 3 clubs in Maine for a total of 80 clubs. Lion Bradley Ramsay (right) is shown holding the keeper plaque and Lion Jerry Wigmore is shown holding the annual plaque for clubs having 20 members or less. The club had 43 visits with Lion Bradley and Lion Jerry being part of the winning club.

Kinkora Public Library Update Library Tech: Cathy Arsenault Library # 887-2172 Open Hours: Tues: 2 - 6 pm Wed: 3 - 7 pm, Sat: 9am - 1pm

June 24, 2015

Town Council in Kensington have given their stamp of approval to some much needed repairs to the municipal infrastructure. Gallant’s Home Improvement has been awarded a $13,578.55 tender to replace the roof on four town owned buildings-- the freight shed, blacksmith shop swimming pool building and the well field control shop. Gallant’s was the lowest or two bidders when the request for proposals was issued. The money for the project will come from the 2015 capital budget. Meanwhile, Sharpe Construction was the winning bidder to make repairs to the apron at the entrance to the fire hall. There is significant heaving where the apron meets the bay doors, and the $15,605.27 will be used to tear up the existing asphalt and replace it with concrete. In his recommendation to council, Chief Administrative Officer Geoff Baker said the re-

pairs will extend the life of the apron and provide a smoother surface when the trucks are pulling out of the hall to answer a call. The bid was the lowest of two received and the money will come out of the department’s capital budget. The municipality is also looking at longrange options to extend the shelf life of the two police department vehicles. The force has a 2010 Dodge Charger (7B4) with approximately 175,000 kilometres and a 2013 Ford Taurus. The Charger now has engine problems and the community is trying to decide how to proceed.

Council is considering four options-- replacement with a used engine (which carries a price tag of between $5,650 to $9,000); a new engine with a price tag of $8,712.30 and a three year 160,000 kilometre warranty); rebuilding the existing motor, which would cost $10,500 or buying a new vehicle. The price tag for a new vehicle range from $27,598 to $36,356, depending on what vehicle was selected. There would also be a $3000 price tag for transferring the equipment to the new vehicle. If the community decide to keep the Charger, Baker noted the transmission will likely have to be replaced soon as well at a cost of approximately $6,000.


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Our Community Churches Events Calendar

Kensington United Church of Canada Rev. Robert McCarthy

Kensington Community Church Pastor Gene Carson

June 28, 10:30 Service of Worship July 5, 10:30 Service of Worship

At Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge Victoria Street, Kensington Every Sunday Evening at 6:30pm Pastor Gene Carson RR1 Kensington, PEI, C0B 1M0 Tel: (902) 836-5220 CSSM Ministries

Kensington New London Presbyterian Church Rev Alan Stewart Welcome

June 28: Kensington Worship 9:30 a.m. New London Worship 11:00 a.m. July 05: Kensington Worship 11:00 a.m. New London Worship 9:30 a.m.

Free Church of Scotland Cape Traverse Service time 9:30am All Welcome Borden Bible Study Every Wed. 1pm at the Borden-Carleton Industrial Mall Board Room. Call 658-2759

Anglican Parish of New London Rev. Margie Fagan Sunday Services June 28 worship: 9 am St. Mark’s & St. Stephen’s 11 am - St. Thomas’ July 4 St. Thomas’ Ice Cream Social & Bake Sale: 6-8:30 pm in the church hall July 6-10 Vacation Bible School at Kensington United, July 6-10. Teen and adult helpers needed. Registration forms are available.

Spring Brook Soldiers Monuments 95th Annual Memorial Service Sunday July 12, 2015 @ 2.30PM. Service will be held this year without  an outdoor sound system and we invite all to join us inside the Geddie Memorial Presbyterian Church. Rev. Margie Fagan, Rector of the Anglican Parish of New London will officiate. All welcome.

Kensington Nazarene Community Church 47 Victoria St., Kensington Pastor Ray Hinchey •Worship Meeting: Sunday 11:00 a.m. •Adult Study and Discussion Group Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish Father John Molina Masses: Sat: 7pm, Sun: 9am St James Summerfield Sunday at 10:30am Meetings: Knights of Columbus: 2nd Monday of the month 8pm Catholic Women’s League 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Evangelization meeting held every Sun. 3 pm.

Margate Pastoral Charge Rev. Heather MacDougall Princetown United Church Southwest River United Church

Worship: 9:30 am - Princetown 11am- Southwest River June 24: Clinton View Lodge worship service at 10:30 am

Shimmer and Shine

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“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation of shadow or turning.” James 1:17 (NKJV) “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NKJV)

Lauretta Balderston free-lance writer

Prince Edward Island is a natural landscape of beautiful colors this time of year making it an artist’s haven of delight. The deep greens of the fields and the rich reds of the soil join hands making the countryside warm and welcoming. These are bordered by the vast, blue waters in differing shades and textures as far as the eye can see and appreciate. The skies are never the same from one part of the province to another, changing colors to match their attitude and personality. A friend casually remarked to me, “God loves color! That’s why He said we are to be lights in the world.” This gave me pause to consider His handiwork! Chelton Beach is a wonderful example of the Creator’s lingering hand of love. The pictures we took on our drive there this past week impressed us even more when we really looked at them after we got home. The water was a calm blue gently caressing the light brown sands of the shore. The green grasses looked like they were laced with lav-

Friday evenings.7:30pm. Emerald PEI. Emerald Boxcar

ender topped with a whisper of silver shimmers. The whole scene was a testimony to the peaceful harmony of nature and instilled in us an awe of how much love created such a place. At this time of year especially, we are reminded that God loves to lighten and brighten His world with colors that blend together while at the same time maintaining their own individual beauty. We are called to be lights so we will brighten where we live. We, like the grasses in the picture we took at Chelton Beach, are to be lights to those around us, helping them to know the God who lives within us. Like the silvery shimmers above the grasses, we too can shine in spite of our circumstances. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights.” James 1:17a (NKJV) If we are tempted to forget how graciously God has blessed us with where we live, after a rain we are embraced by the loving arms of a colour-

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ful rainbow, reminding us that He sees, He remembers His promise to Noah from way back when and He still loves us so much He shares His symbol of hope with us today. What a mighty God we serve! Our journey of faith will be encouraged and blessed if we take the time to really see how blessed we are with the light, beauty and love with which God has graced us. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see.” Matthew 5:16a (NKJV)

INVITATION The New London Women’s Institute Hall (1892 - 2015) 123 Years of Service to the Community June 27, 1 - 3pm 10596 Rte 6, New London Celebrating the completion of renovations and rededication of this hall and, thanking those who assisted in the restoration project.

Tea & Treats

Johnny Ross & Peggy Clinton Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher Fiddlers' Sons  Norman Stewart & Kelley Mooney Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher Special Performance – Intimate Acoustic Evening   with Courtney Hogan. In the lounge – space is   limited. Peggy Clinton & Norman Stewart Special Performance – with Richard Wood &    Gordon Belsher. CD Fundraiser – prizes, silent   auction and complimentary biscuits from “Mom   & Nana”. Fiddlers' Sons Johnny Ross & Peggy Clinton Norman Stewart & Kelley Mooney Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher Fiddlers' Sons

At the Emerald Community Centre Admission: $10 at the door www.courtneyhogan.com Schedule may be subject to change


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