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NEWS Vol. 67 Number 16 Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 Price $1.00 incl. GST

LSHS After School Program For Grade 8 Students

Pictured are future LSHS musicians (L-R): Cheyannah Kelly, Garrett Armstrong, Ryan Speziale, Connor Jones, Riley Borutski and Brady Whitton. Photo Submitted Pictured below right is Mr. Langlois instructing future shop student Shawn Smith. Photo Submitted

For students entering Grade 9 in the fall, the transition to a high school setting can prove difficult. Often until they assimilate themselves, the fear and anxiety that students experience can have a detrimental effect on their academic achievement and their sense of well being. To help ease the transition, Lake Superior High School is offering a six-week program for all Grade 8 students entering high school in the fall. The number of students who have signed up to take part in the program indicates the success of the program to date, with 21 students from the five elementary feeder schools choosing to participate. Add to that the positive feedback we have received from students and we feel even more elated with the program now in full bloom and setting seed for the fall

reception of our new high school students. The students have been invited to attend this after school program to experience what it’s like to take technology, art and music programs at the high school. Each student is given the opportunity to experience two weeks each of shops, art classes and music classes. So far the students have made key rings using a lathe, created an art assignment and have experienced how to make music with boom whackers and percussion instruments. Every two weeks each team of 7 students rotate so they can have an opportunity to experience each area. Our teachers Mr. Langlois (Technology), Mr. Slattery (Art), Mr. Donegan (Music), Ms. Roen (Guidance) and Ms. Palmer, (Principal), with the help of Ms. Lepp (Librarian) and Mrs. McParland (Secretary), greet the students with snacks and a meeting to begin each session. The responses from the students have been very positive. “This helps us understand better and not be scared about coming to high school.” - Kyla Godin “I can hardly wait to come and take shop class.” - Lorenzo Carangi

“I love music and can hardly wait to get an instrument to play.” - Hailey Speziale

David Visintin is busy creating a key chain on the wood lathe. Photo Submitted

“I was scared to take the bus but I am not scared anymore.” - Austin S peziale “Now I can go to the same school as my older brother.” - Olivia Speziale Continued on Page 2


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“The Kiss of Death” Pastor Bill Morgan - Grace Baptist Church “Now His betrayer (Judas) had given them a sign, saying: Whomever I kiss, He is the One: seize Him. Immediately he went up to Jesus and said: Greetings Rabbi!” Dear Reader: What a contrast we find between Judas’ kiss of betrayal and the kiss of commitment that we witness at a marriage ceremony. At the marriage service, everything leads up to the point when the officiator proclaims: “By the power vested in me....I now pronounce you to be husband and wife. Sir, you may now kiss your bride!” (Immediately after the kiss) “It is my privilege and honour to present to you, Mr. and Mrs....” That public kiss sealed all that was committed between the groom and his bride and is a sign of their union with one another. When Judas kissed Jesus Christ, that kiss was a sign that would separate them for all eternity. Spiritually, Judas never was a true follower of the Son of God and his kiss confirmed that he was always dead spiritually. More importantly though, that kiss also sealed his eternal death. Dear Friend: What is your relationship to Jesus Christ? You entered this world in the same condition as Judas. He had every opportunity to place his trust in Jesus as the Son of God and be united to Him by faith, but he decided to remain in control of his own life. He turned down the only means of spiritual and eternal life. Individuals who recognize their need to be saved from their sins and turn to the Lord for everlasting life are described in the Scriptures as the “Bride of Christ”. On one occasion, John the Baptist wanted to let his disciples know that he was not Jesus Christ the Messiah, who people were anticipating. “....I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before Him. He that has the bride (believers) is the Bridegroom: but the friend of the Bridegroom, which stands and hears Him rejoices greatly because for the Bridegroom’s voice...” John 3:28-29. To be united to Jesus Christ is to kiss Him and pledge our allegiance to Him by putting our trust in Him. “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all that they put thier trust in Him” Psalm 2:11-12. On Judgement Day it will be revealed whether we “kissed the Son” or not. He invites that kiss with open arms! “The Kiss of Death” or “Kiss the Son”

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Prevent Cancer Despite considerable progress since the war on cancer was launched in the early 1970s, 1 in 2 North Americans will be affected by cancer at some point in their lifetime. It is impossible to imagine living a life that avoids dealing with cancer. Some suggest that we are losing the war – but that’s not true. With the power of early detection, personalized therapies, and more targeted treatments, we are improving 5 year survival rates and changing the face of cancer from an acute illness to a chronic disease. “Even though we have medical significant advancements for cancer diagnosis and treatment, people shouldn’t rely on medical intervention as a cure. The best way to deal with cancer is to adopt lifestyle changes to avoid getting cancer altogether,” says Dr. Dimitrios Vergidis, Chief of Oncology at Regional Cancer Care Northwest (RCC-NW). “For example, all cancers caused by cigarette smoking and heavy use of alcohol could be prevented

completely.” Joanne Lacourciere, Director, Regional Cancer Program, is also a big advocate of lifestyle changes. “Scientific evidence suggests that about one-third of cancer deaths will be related to obesity, inactivity, and poor nutrition. People can take action now to prevent cancer through better food choices and physical activity.” #1 - Stop smoking or using tobacco products. Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death worldwide. People who quit, regardless of age, live longer than people who continue to smoke. Quitting smoking substantially decreases the risk of lung, laryngeal, esophageal, oral, pancreatic, bladder, and cervical cancers. #2 - Achieve and maintain a healthy weight throughout life. For those who are currently overweight, losing even a small amount of weight has health benefits and is a good place to start. #3 - Adopt an active lifestyle. Continued on Page 3

Regional Cancer Program Director Joanne Lacourciere, leads the pack as Regional Cancer Centre staff get moving over lunch. Build exercise into your day so you can reach 10,000 steps! Photo Submitted

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“This is so much fun.” Shawn Smith

These are samples of sketches, created by the first session art group during the LSHS After School Program. The small, medium and large drawings are used to create a larger collage. Photo Submitted

We have other days planned beginning with our April 17th Performance of Tough Case (A Restorative Justice Play). We have invited the students to attend a performance by the Thunder Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra on April 25th. On May 1st the students will enjoy Jamboree Day with another perfor-

mance, entitled Absolute, which is a motivational presentation. T-shirts and CD’s will be available for purchase from the band. Jamboree Day will be filled with workshops and presentations on Cyber-bullying, Facebook, Accepting Different Learners, and an Introductory to High School workshop. The day will be complimented with a lunch time barbeque for the entire school.


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Easter Crafts At SPL

An Easter Crafts program with Lynn Kennedy was held at the Schreiber Public Library on April 5th. Pictured with their beautiful creations (L-R) are: Elizabeth Williamson, Danielle McLaughlin, Aurora Bouvier and Kristen Andrews. Photo Submitted

Ontario Ready For Forest Fire Season - 2012.................. Ontario FireRangers are ready as April marks the official start of forest fire season in the province. Minister of Natural Resources, Michael Gravelle, toured the Northwest Region Forest Fighting Management Centre in Dryden today to review plans for the season. On average, more than 1,300 wildfires burn each year across the province, with about half of them s et by people. From April through O c t o b e r, p e o p l e u s i n g outdoor fires must follow strict rules to ensure their fires are properly controlled. Anyone who starts a fire outdoors must take all necessary steps to tend the fire, keep it under control, and extinguish the fire before leaving the site. A person failing to burn safely can be held responsible for the cost of putting out the fire (should it spread) and for any property damage. QUOTES "Ontario has a skilled and dedicated team of emergency management staff ready to work tirelessly to protect the forests of this beautiful province and the people who live in or near them.

I urge everyone who is going to use outdoor fires over the next seven months to manage them with the utmost care." – M ichael Gravelle, M inister of Natural R esources

QUICK FACTS The Province has approximately 750 highly-trained FireRangers and a further 320 firefighters available from the private sector to fight

forest fires in Ontario. The forest firefighting program has $25 million of fire suppression equipment, 14 water bombers, 13 helicopters and 12 fire detection aircraft. In 2011, Ontario personnel supported Minnes ota, S as katchew an, Manitoba, the Northwest Te r r i t o r i e s a n d , m o s t extensively, Alberta.

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Choose something you enjoy and do it regularly. Adults should aim to take 10,000 steps every day and children should try to be active for at least 1 hour every day. #4 - Eat a healthy diet that emphasizes plant foods and limit alcohol consumption. Fill your plate with reasonable portions. Consume a mostly plant-based diet that limits red and processed meats, is heavy on whole grains, and includes a variety of vegetables and fruits – at least 2 cups every day and the more colourful the better. Limit alcohol intake to no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women. #5 - Get screened to find cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage.

Regular screening examinations by a healthcare professional can result in the detection and removal of precancerous growths, as well as the diagnosis of cancers at an early stage, when they are most treatable. Regional Cancer Care Northwest is working to reduce the burden of cancer and support folks in their decisions to make healthier choices. __________________ By: Janine Chaisson

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Our Opinion Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Terrace Bay-Schreiber

News is published each Tuesday by Lakeshore Community Publishing Ltd. 312 Manitoba Street, Schreiber, On . P0T 2S0 Phone 807-824-2021 Fax 807-824-2162 2nd., class mailing permit#0867 Subscription Rates: Seniors $30.45 Local $40.95 Out of town $56.70 USA $72.45 (prices include GST) Memberships and Associations: The Canadian Community Newspaper Association, The Ontario Community Newspaper Association Columns Policy - Letters to Editor: The columns and letters accepted by this newspaper for publication, appear at the discretion of the Publisher. Names, signatures and phone numbers must accompany each submission for verification purposes. It is assumed that each submission fairly represents the opinion of the writer. E-Mail Address tbsnews@bellnet.ca Advertising and General Manager Linda R. Harbinson Managing Editor Paulette Lalonde Forsyth Ad Consultant, Adeline Chappell Reporter/Photographer Rachel Simons Publisher Linda R. Harbinson “We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activites”

editorial... I can still smell snow in the air, so I think it’s not quite over yet, although it won’t be a dumping, just some flurries. And so it should. We often forget that warmer temperatures don’t usually come to stay until May, possibly June. We just got a little spoiled with the unusually beautiful weather experienced a little too soon in the season! But we did enjoy it! I’ve been anchored to the television watching all the stories about the Titanic and the its tragic sinking 100 years ago April 15, 1912. Of course I watched the movie, once, and though it has been released again in 3D, I will not go see it. I found it all too sad, knowing that much of it was true, and so many perished at sea. The unsinkable sank. What they didn’t count on was human error. In Belfast Northern Ireland where the ship was built, they have made a beautiful Titanic museum where one can glimpse the construction of the ship, and stand on a replica of the infamous staircase on the main deck. It is here that Titanic is celebrated for the accomplishment she was-the largest ship ever built. However, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, there is another museum, the Atlantic Maritime Museum, that also honours Titanic, but in a more sullen way. It was Halifax that received the bodies of the dead retrieved from the sea after the ship sunk, and where many pieces of the tragedy are on display, including a small child’s pair of shoes. Titanic will always be remembered as the greatest ship ever built, and the greatest tragedy at sea for the ship that was deemed unsinkable.

Terrace Bay Focusing On Green Initiatives Soon............ The Township of Terrace Bay will be showing off its green side at the end of the month. The Annual Spring Cleanup, in partnership with the Township of Schreiber, will be kicked off on Saturday, April 28th. The annual household Hazardous Waste Day will be hosted at the Terrace Bay Tourism Information Centre from 1pm to 4pm and is open to residents from Terrace Bay, Schreiber, and Rossport. Some of the eligible hazardous waste materials include: propane tanks, batteries, paint, stain, fertilizers, pesticides, and more. For a complete list of eligible materials and more information visit www.terracebay.ca/haz. Terrace Bay’s Chief Administrative Officer Carmelo Notarbartolo says,

“We are always very happy with the turnout at the hazardous waste days and the commitment of our residents. This is the only Hazardous Waste Day planned for 2012 so we are hoping residents will take this opportunity to remove these materials from their home and divert them from the landfill.” Unlike previous Hazardous Waste Days, this year will not feature a collection of electronic waste materials as this service is available free of charge at the Terrace Bay Landfill. Additionally, electronic waste materials will be picked up at the curb during Spring Cleanup week in Terrace Bay and Schreiber. For more information on Spring Cleanup week and the Electronic Waste Depot, visit www.terrace-

bayschreiber.ca/landfill. The 2012 Green Tradeshow will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, and feature the first model for Northern Ontario of the 2012 Chevy Volt, the electric car that is revolutionizing the Automotive industry. Everyone is extremely proud of Spadoni Motors Ltd. who will be the first dealership in Northern Ontario to offer the Chevy Volt for sale. The event will also feature exciting local and regional exhibitor booths and this year will include a product demonstration area and a more interactive section for kids. For more information on the 2012 Green Tradeshow, as well as videos and pictures of the Chevy Volt, visit www.greentradeshow.ca.

Crossover Insider: Blockbuster Hits Last week’s new releases, including War Horse and We Bought a Zoo, were popular choices with our customers. This week, a total of seven new releases make their debut. Let’s have a look at each one in detail; The Darkest Hour: starring Emile Hirsch - Earth is being attacked by an alien race that is using our power supply as a weapon. It is up to 5 young people to bond together and save the world from destruction. (SciFi/Horror) The Iron Lady: starring Meryl Streep - An elderly Margaret Thatcher struggles to cope with the loss of her husband while recalling past memories of her life from when she was a child

to when she was Prime Minister of Britain. (Drama) Meryl Streep won an Academy Award for her performance in this movie! Divide: starring Lauren German and Rosanna Arquette - Survivors of a nuclear attack barricade themselves in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies cause all sorts of troubles. (Horror/Thriller) Born 2 Race: starring Joseph Cross - After crashing his car in an illegal street race, a rebellious young man is sent to a small town to live with his estranged father; a former NASCAR driver. (Action) Sleeping Beauty: starring Emily Browning - A university students enters

the strange and dangerous world of escorting, in order to pay for her mounting bills. (Drama) Smitty: starring Mira Sorvino and Peter Fonda Against his will, a mischievous young city boy is sent to live with his grandfather in Iowa. After meeting a friendly neighbor, and his grand-father's new dog, the boy begins to learn important life lessons about friendships and values. (Family) Terror Experiment: starring Robert Carradine and Judd Nelson - During a series of controversial experiments, an explosion occurs inside of an apartment building causing some of the inhabitants to Continued on Page 6


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My World.......And Welcome To It

Do you ever find that when passing a mirror or any surface that allows a reflection, we look? No matter what, we look. We need to know if our hair is right, if our clothes are on straight, and we really need to know that other nagging question...do we look fat? And to be honest, that side profile is really not kind. The angle is not flattering with a shoulder blade directly under the chin, and a back and front end that extend far past what we expected. If a store was really thinking about their patrons, they would place ‘skinny’ mirrors up and make us all feel so good about ourselves that we’d probably purchase something just to celebrate! Anyway, despite our fear, we look. And sometimes, it’s a good thing we do. On a recent trip shopping, I felt this unease that something was not quite right. I couldn’t put my finger on it until I realized that there was a Bounce sheet waving hello to everyone that passed by as

it poked out the front of my shirt about mid-section. I thought everyone was staring at my Easter belly filled with turkey and chocolate! Turns out they were trying to figure out what was desperately making an attempt to escape the confines of my clothing! I’m sure you are thinking about your moment in the embarrassing spotlight as you read this. The lady with the price tag still dangling off her new coat, the man who has the buttons of his shirt done up wrong, the young mother with a sucker stuck on her pants. We’ve all had our red faced moments, either as the embarrassed or the witness, but one thing is the same--the laughter that follows! And so it was just another day of shopping when I targeted something out of the corner of my eye. A woman standing between the Lay’s Salt and Vinegar Chips and Kit Kat chocolate bars was reaching up to get a large bag of Natcho Cheese tacos when it appeared. At first, I wasn’t able to identify the foreign garment until she walked ahead and it slithered out further. My first reaction was to gulp a

giggle because it was obvious she was oblivious to what was now retreating from the bottom of her pant leg. But as she gained momentum, it gained length. I began to debate what action I should take...whether I approach her and inform her about the hitchhiker, or perhaps if I stepped on it, it would fully extract itself and I could just kick it to the curb. In the meantime, she was just about to enter heavy shopping traffic and I had to act quickly. So I stepped on it. And she came to a complete halt and turned to look in my direction. Both of us had an appearance--me of surprise with my foot on the leg of the nylon and her mortified at the very sight. “Ohmygosh,” she stammered, twining the nylon around her hand as she walked toward me, “I didn’t realize they were still in my pants!” she offered as explanation. And then the giggling started until the both of us were in tears and holding our stomachs in pain. They say you should have one good belly laugh everyday to maintain health. I believe on that day, we over medicated!

The Ever Popular “Books Are For Eating”

Shown is Girolamo Figliomeni enjoying cooking a meal at the ever popular "Books are for Eating" program held at the Schreiber Public Library. “Books are for Eating” is a program where children learn to cook recipes from various cultures around the world. This program is provided in partnership with the Best Start/Family Place in Schreiber. Photo Submitted

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OPP Releases 2011 Traffic Statistics The results are in for the Ontario Provincial Police’s (OPP) 2011 traffic statistics and while most of last year’s statistic categories show an improvement over 2010, the OPP will be looking for ways to improve safety on our roads, waterways and trails in 2012. According to the Commissioner of the OPP, there are a number of ways to interpret the results of the 2011 statistics and it’s not all good news for the OPP and the people who drive in Ontario. “I’m pleased to see a reduction in most of the statistical categories for 2011 but when I look at the big picture, our officers laid more than 1.2-million charges in Ontario over the past two years,” said OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis. “The actions behind each of those charges in some way posed a risk to people’s safety, so there was the potential for fatality and collision numbers to be much higher in every category had our officers not caught up with these people when they did,” added Lewis. According to Lewis, regardless of what traffic statistics look like from year to year, the bottom line is that the overwhelming majority of the collisions, including the fatalities, are dictated by driver behaviour. Eliminating most of these fatalities is very much within the grasp of motorists, said Lewis, and it’s as simple as paying due attention to and respecting our traffic laws. “Since we implemented our award-winning Provincial Traffic Safety Program (PTSP) in 2007, we’ve seen a steady reduction in the rate of fatality and personal injury collisions in Ontario and these rates are the lowest Ontario has seen in 80 years,” said Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey, Provincial Commander, Traffic Safety and Operational Support. “The difference between the number of charges we laid last year (2011) and those in 2010 is minimal. This means that our officers are doing an excellent job of maintaining a strong presence throughout the province and this con-

tributes to saving lives,” added Beechey. Impaired driving, lack of occupant restraint, distracted driving and aggressive driving are the “Big Four” causal factors and high-risk behaviours the OPP targets though its highly successful PTSP. The program incorporates high visibility, measurable outcomes, professional traffic stops and public education, and forms part of the OPP’s ongoing efforts to reduce collisions and save lives on Ontario roads, waterways and trails. 2011 Traffic Result Highlights: A total of 285 people were killed in motor vehicle collisions (MVC) on roads in OPP jurisdiction in 2011, compared to 328 in 2010 (13.1 per cent decrease). There were 260 fatal motor vehicle collisions (MVC) in OPP jurisdiction in 2011, compared to 296 in 2010 (12.2 per cent decrease). Alcohol was a factor in 55 of the 2011 MVC deaths, compared to 78 in 2010 (29.5 per cent decrease). Lack of occupant restraint was a factor in 71 of the 2011 fatalities, compared to 93 in 2010 (23.7 per cent reduction), while speed and distraction-related fatalities were only down slightly in 2011 from 2010. The OPP saw an increase in pedestrian deaths, with 29 pedestrians being killed in 2011, compared to 21 in 2010 (38.1 per cent increase). A total of 22 people died in marine incidents last year on OPP-patrolled waterways, compared to 28 in 2010 (21.4 per cent decrease). There were 15 snowmobile fatalities in 2011, compared to 25 in 2010 (40.0 per cent decrease). A total of 14 off-road vehicle (ORV) deaths occurred in 2011, compared to 17 in 2010 (17.6 per cent decrease). The OPP laid a total of 610,390 charges on roads, waterways and trails in OPP jurisdiction in 2011, compared to 612, 419 charges in 2010 (0.3 per cent decrease). To view other 2011 traffic fatality statistics, visit www.opp.ca/media/2011Year-End-Fatality-Stats.xls.


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Ontario Attracts Cutting-Edge Research & Development Centre

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Kids are outside playing on and around the streets, drive slowly and always keep an eye out! Let’s keep everyone safe this spring!

Ontario and IBM Canada are partnering with several leading Ontario universities to create a worldclass virtual Research and Development Centre in Ontario. The project will create 145 new, highly skilled R&D jobs and help secure thousands of existing jobs at IBM in Ontario while supporting cutting-edge innovation. The new IBM Canada Research and Development Centre will use state-ofthe-art computer infrastructure to drive innovative discoveries in key areas and bring them to market. The Centre's research will focus on: Data management for health care, such as technology that can help doctors detect life threatening conditions in premature babies 24 hours earlier Water conservation and management, such as reducing pollution in water systems by monitoring sewer systems and spotting problems in a pipeline before a leak Energy management,

such as finding better ways to track how hydro flows, reducing waste and saving customers money, and Rapid urbanization and aging infrastructure in our cities, such as managing traffic lights to improve traffic flow. The research projects will be supported by an expansion of IBM's software development labs in Markham and Ottawa, and a new high performance data centre in Barrie, set to be fully operational in late 2012. Fostering innovation is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create a vibrant economy. A strong economy creates jobs for Ontarians and protects the services that matter most to Ontario families - health care and education. QUOTES "This is a very exciting initiative that demonstrates Ontario is a leader in cutting-edge research. Thanks to Ontario's commitment to building an innovation-driven economy - with leading research institutions, a highly educated workforce

and a favourable corporate tax environment - we are attracting world-leading initiatives, like IBM Canada's Research and Development Centre." – Brad Duguid, Minister of Econom ic Development and Innovation

"As we begin a new century of innovation for IBM, we're investing in this industry-building initiative to further advance Canada's competitiveness in the global digital economy, Continued on Page 7

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become infected with a terrifying disease. (Horror) FOR THE GAMERS: No new games this week, but don’t forget to get your pre-orders in for the impressive slate of titles scheduled for May! Have a safe week and don’t forget to support your local businesses! ___________________ Tyler Davis Owner- Crossover Video and Games, Marathon


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Ten Tips For A Healthy Garden & Lawn Ontarians can make their gardens and lawns healthy and green without pesticides. It's easy to use organic or natural methods to grow beautiful lush lawns and gardens. Build a healthy lawn by: • Aerating your lawn. Removing plugs of dirt from the lawn lets air, water and nutrients reach the roots • Applying grass seed mixed with compost, to make the lawn lush • Cutting your grass only when it reaches 6-8 cm. (2-3 inches) in height. Shorter grass sunburns easily and lets weed seeds take root • Leaving grass

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both now and in the future. Together with our government, academic and industry partners, we will apply new, collaborative approaches to Canada's productivity and competitiveness challenges by more fully leveraging IBM's 100-year legacy of research and development leadership here in Ontario." – John L utz, President, IBM Canada

QUICK FACTS In 2010, the information and communications technology sector employed about 276,000 people in Ontario, almost half of the Canadian total. Toronto ranks fifth in high-tech employment in North America behind only Seattle, Boston, San Francisco and Dallas. The project adds to IBM's more than $6billion global R&D investment last year that helped generate over $1.7 billion in exports for Canada. IBM opened its first Canadian office in Ontario in 1917. Today its software development lab in Markham is home to the largest team of IBM software professionals outside the United States.

clippings on the lawn to fertilize the soil • Watering deeply and infrequently to promote root growth. Grow a bountiful garden by: • Choosing plants appropriate for your local climate, soil type and moisture levels to help ensure they'll grow in your local conditions. Ask a nursery for advice • Applying compost, bark, leaves or wood chips to keep the earth moist and control weeds • Keeping garden tools clean and sharp. A clean cut is healthier for a plant than a rip or tear where

pests and disease can start • Quickly removing plant pests such as weeds or unwanted insects when you first see them • Clearing dead or diseased material away to reduce places for pests to grow. Building a stronger, greener Ontario is part of the McGuinty government's plan to protect the environment for our children and grandchildren. QUOTES "When you garden naturally, you keep your own little corner of the environment healthier. These small steps help protect your family, your neighbours, and your community." - Jim Bradley, M inister of the Env ironm ent

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QUICK FACTS Your lawn needs only about 2.5 cm (1 inch) of water a week. "Companion planting" is a toxic-free approach that uses the chemistry of certain plants to repel common pests tempted by sweet-smelling flowers and edible plants. For example, marry chives with carrots, tomatoes and roses and you'll help keep away Japanese beetles. New formulations of

grass seed have been developed that can tolerate hot, dry conditions. Check out your garden centre for more information.

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No More Cell Shock! Ontario Government Takes Action The Ontario government is taking strong action to help eliminate the shock many consumers get from opening their cell phone and wireless services bills. The province is introducing legislation to make it easier to understand the costs and terms of wireless services agreements while ensuring service providers are upfront with information before contracts are signed. Here's how consumers will benefit if the legislation is passed: - Contracts will be written in plain language; - Contracts would spell out which services come with the basic fee, and which would result in a higher bill; - Providers must get it in writing before they renew or amend a contract; - A cap on the cost of cancelling a contract; - Only a modest fee for walking away from fixed-

term contracts. Taking strong action to protect Ontario consumers is part of the McGuinty government's commitment to educate, protect and serve Ontarians by ensuring a fair and safe marketplace. QUOTES "We want to eliminate the 'cell shock' many people experience because the terms of their agreements lack clarity. Service providers should give people the information they need so they understand the terms, and all costs of any cell phone and wireless services agreements they sign." – M argarett Best, Minister of Consumer Services

"Millions of Ontarians subscribe to wireless phone services and we are moving forward with important legislation that reaches the same objectives as those proposed in two bills I previously introduced.

Statement From Attorney General On Ontario's Tobacco Litigation Ontario has achieved another milestone in its efforts to recover past and ongoing health-care costs borne by Ontario taxpayers due to tobacco-related illness. Back in January, the Superior Court of Justice rejected an application by a group of seven foreign tobacco companies looking to have Ontario's $50billion lawsuit against them dismissed on the basis that the Court had no jurisdiction over them. On April 3, 2012, the

Court ordered the companies to pay the costs incurred by the Province to defend the application, in the amount of more than $577,000, to be paid within 30 days. In this time of fiscal restraint, when we as a government are forced to closely examine all our spending, I am pleased we are able to recover these funds. We will continue to vigorously pursue this litigation on behalf of all Ontarians.

This is a pocketbook issue that consumers want addressed, and our government bill contains measures that will make cell phone contracts considerably more fair and transparent." – Dav id Orazietti, MPP Sault Ste. Marie

QUICK FACTS The proposed • legislation, which would affect new contracts, would take effect six months after being passed. It would also cover existing agreements that are amended, renewed or extended after that date. • More than 70 per cent of Ontarians have a wireless services agreement. • About 62 per cent of all complaints received by the federal Commissioner for Complaints for Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s Services in 2010-2011 were about wireless services. More than 41 per cent of those complaints came from Ontarians.

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Volunteer Firefighters Protect More Than 3,000 Communities

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Many Canadians may not realize it, but in more than 3,000 communities across the country, emergency fire department services are provided by volunteer firefighters who give their time and energy to protect the people and properties of their local communities. These volunteers – who spend on average more than 400 hours each year provid-

ing fire services – can include people from all backgrounds and occupations, including teachers, business owners, community leaders and others. These men and women play a significant role across the country as the first and only responders to fire emergencies that can hit homes, businesses or roadway traffic at any hour of the day or night.

When trouble strikes, Canada's volunteer firefighters leave their homes or full–time jobs on a moment's notice and receive little if any compensation for their work. In addition to their commitment of time, fire departmenzt volunteers often pay for their own fire service supplies, uniforms and training equipment. This year, the Canadian

Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA) has partnered with Duracell in an unprecedented new campaign called Power Those Who Protect Us. This campaign will help raise awareness in Canada for the work that the CVFSA does and for the dedication of its volunteer firefighters across Canada, in addition to promoting Duracell's commitment and contributions to fire safety. Through this new partner-

ship and campaign, Canadians can support volunteer firefighters by purchasing specially–marked AA20 packs of Duracell batteries. For every pack sold, Duracell will deliver two batteries to a volunteer fire department in Canada. The CVFSA will also receive cash donations from Duracell during 2011 to support fire services in various communities. Full details on Power Those Who Protect Us are available online at www.duracell.ca/protect.

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