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DUNDALK Volume 131, No. 29


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HIGHPOINT CLUB TOPS WESTERN AREA – Highpoint Skate Club won first place at the Weskate competition for the Western Area on January 4 5 at Arthur Area Recreation Complex. All skaters represented our community with sportsmanship and class. The club is thrilled with the honour of placing number one in the area, with the most points. Back Row: Elizabeth Hill, Bailey Trudgeon, Meghan Greaves, Jamie Lynn Da Cruz, coach Janice Alguire. Front: Emily Rennie, Kaileen McCool. (submitted photo)

Council held its first regular meeting of 2014 on Jan. 8. Deputy Mayor Norm Jack and Councillor Dennis Evans were not present. DELEGATION Council is likely to be caught in between two disputing neighbours in an upcoming drainage works application, said Tom Pridham of RJ Burnside. Owner Lopes Bros. Contracting is seeking an outlet for tiling planned for the property. A previous open drain which continued into the neighbouring property owned by Mr. Giovanni Vono Jr. has since been filled back in, leaving 120 m of open drain in the Lopes property sitting full of water. He presented the report on the Lopes Drainage Works, showing a total estimate of $28,500, for which there is a grant of about one third. He stated that if council, which is the administrator of driainage works, said no, Lopes could appeal. If it says yes, then, in his opinion, the neighbour is likely to appeal. He recommended approving the works, which council did by motion. WARDEN’S OFFICE Council received a letter from Brian Milne, in his new capacity as Grey County warden, about a planned change in communication between the county and the local municipalities. In the past, local councils received a visit from the warden and the Grey County CAO each year. Although, that visit may still happen on request, in 2014 the annual council visits will be discontinued in favour of changing the Warden’s Forum to bring about more sharing of ideas and information. WORKS DEPARTMENT The meeting both began and ended with council complimenting the roads crew

for their excellent work in combating the heavy snowfall over the previous days. Jim Ellis reported that one township truck ended up in the ditch during a whiteout near Mount Forest. A heavy tow truck needed to come from Markdale and it took three hours to free it. No one was injured in the incident, Mr. Ellis said, and truck damage was not great. Council received a MOE site inspection report which found no issues at the closed waste disposal site in Proton. OLDE TOWN HALL The public will be invited to fill five positions on a task force to bring recommendations back to council, which has to make a decision on the fate of the Dundalk Olde Town Hall. In addition to the five voting members from the public there will be two non-voting members from Council. (See ad in this week’s paper for details). In the meantime, council will be asking for a structural inspection from Triton Engineering. The firm was involved with both the Drayton and Fergus theatre renovations. By March, the township will need to advise the Dundalk Little Theatre whether it will be able to use the facility for its April production. The timeline given in the fire safety inspection report to make required changes is 90 days. Councillor Dale Pallister questioned whether the $94,000 for those changes should be undertaken before it is known how much it will cost to keep the hall going, and whether that is the financially responsible choice. CAO Dave Milliner said he had spoken to the president of the Little Theatre and told her it was “a week by week situation” right now.

The insurer, Jardine Lloyd Thomspon, will require an update on the building prior to confirming coverage for the April production, the CAO’s report stated. BUDGET Council considered the draft budget report from treasurer Brenda Schenk. The overall blended tax rate increase would be 2.45 percent at this point. Two big challenges faced off the top were $125,000 less from the province, and an increase of between $65,000 and $70,000, about eight percent, for policing costs. “It’s almost $200,000 of lost revenue from last year that we had to make up before we even discussed increases from our own staff or hydro or fuel, or anything else from our own budget,” Mayor Brian Milne said in a later interview. “Had we not had that $200,000 hit, the current budget would be in the neighbourhood of zero percent increase.” Currently, the local budget portion has gone up four percent, but the 1.25 percent increase county rate and an education rate expected to remain the same, lead to the projected blended rate increase of 2.45 percent. Councillor Dale Pallister commented that roads and waste were the top two priorities named by Southgate residents during a survey last year. He inquired about cuts to the roads budget. “We have an infrastructure that’s falling apart on the back roads,” he said. Balancing the budget by taking away from the roads was the wrong approach, he said. Works manager Jim Ellis answered Councillor Pallister by saying that the budget doesn’t include any paving, except maybe in Dundalk. “That is a backwards step,” he said. Councillor Kim Peeters stated that the other thing that the public wanted council to do was keep tax

Grey OPP MAN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING WHILE DISQUALIFIED On Wednesday, January 08, 2014, at approximately 2:42 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a farm tractor travelling northbound on Hwy. 10, south of Grey Rd. 9, Melancthon Township, in Dufferin County. The driver was found to be operating the tractor while being disqualified from operating a motor vehicle. A 46-year-old man of Melancthon Township, is charged with the criminal offence of Driving While Disqualified. He was arrested and held in custody pending a bail hearing. SWITCHING SEATS DOESN’T WORK FOR IMPAIRED MOTORIST On January 10, 2014 at approximately 6:30 p.m., members of the Barrie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving two vehicles on highway 11 northbound. A motorist advised police the driver and passenger had switched seating prior to police arrival. An OPP investigation revealed that the original driver of this motor vehicle was operating it while under the influence of alcohol. Charged with “Impaired Operation”, “Exceed 80 mgs” and Driving while under suspension X 2 is a 40-year-old man from Dundalk. His licence was suspended for a period of 90 days under the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) program and his motor vehicle was impounded for seven days. He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie on February 3, 2014. OPP REPORT FIVE SNOWMOBILE FATALITIES SO FAR In the wake of five fatal motorized snow vehicle (MVC) collisions that have occurred in Ontario since the start of the season, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning snowmobilers to exercise caution at all times while out enjoying what should


At the Dundalk Legion this Saturday night. See Coming Events to find out more – and start limbering up your vocal chords!


Free winter programs for every age and interest – see Page 2 to get a taste for what’s on offer. (That includes hot chocolate on Saturdays in February!)


For those with diverse needs - seniors, families, and anyone who could benefiit from some company and a good meal. Wheelchair accessible. See Coming Events.


On Saturday night at the community centre. All are welcome to the meal and meeting celebrating the 2013 fair and looking ahead to 2014. Ticket information in Coming Events. be a safe winter recreational activity. All five of these tragic fatalities occurred on roads and the OPP is reminding snowmobilers to always travel at speeds which take into consideration not only their ability as an operator, but also the weather and surface conditions in the areas in which they are travelling. This is especially important during heavy snowfall, high winds, when snow banks are present and when visibility becomes obscured or is reduced to zero. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) provide designated trails that are marked, mapped, maintained and patrolled for the safety and enjoyment of all snowmobilers. By avoiding closed trails and not riding on roads, lakes, unfamiliar terrain and private property, snowmobilers can greatly reduce their risk of getting into trouble. Please make safety and common sense important aspects of your preparation and planning every time you head out on your snowmobile. STRANDED/ABANDONED VEHICLES IN GREY COUNTY The dust, or rather snow, has settled in Grey County after a winter storm, with blizzard and wind chill warnings, hit the area a week ago Monday.

Between 4 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 and 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received 25 calls for service regarding stranded/ abandoned motor vehicles. Five (5) motor vehicle collisions were investigated resulting in one driver being charged with “failing to share half roadway-meeting vehicle” on Grey Rd. 2 near Concession 10 in the Municipality of Grey Highlands. No injuries were reported. OPP charged two motorists for driving on a closed road on Hwy. 10 SNOWMOBILER CHARGED Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind snowmobilers that their safety, peace of mind and enjoyment while sledding this winter start with being compliant with the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act (MSVA) and being properly trained. On Sunday, January 5, 2014 at approximately 1:45 p.m., Grey County OPP stopped a snowmobile on the OFSC trail at Road 120 in the Municipality of Grey Highlands. The operator of the sled, 1 26-year-old man from Orangeville, was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Fail to Display Evidence of Permit under the MSVA, continued on page 12

DUNDALK MINOR HOCKEY RECEIVES FUNDS – Trillium Ford’s Drive One 4UR Community event, which took place last October, raised $3,740 for Dundalk Minor Hockey (DMH). The money was raised through Trillium Ford donating $20 for each eligible test drive taken that day, which included plenty of minor hockey games taking place throughout the day at the Dundalk arena. On hand for the cheque presentation, which took place Saturday, January 11, were (from left) Barb Corrigan, Chris Laver, Doug Welch (all from Trillium Ford), Gene Matthews (president of DMH), Allan Elliott (DMH), Elke Casanova (treasurer of DMH). Dundalk Storm players in front (l to r) Brice Matthews, Tristan Goheen, continued on page 12 Jaykob Thompson and Marcelo Casanova.

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Coming Events $7.00 for first 25 words; 5 cents/word extra; $1.00 charge for billing. GRACE TIPLING HALL Come to the Pantomime. It’s the greatest of fun for all the family. Join in the adventures of Dick Whittington and his cat, Tammy, when they journey to London to seek their fortune. January 24, 25, 31, and February 1 at 7:00 p.m. January 26 and February 2 at 2:00 p.m. Grace Tipling Hall, Shelburne. For more info: DUNDALK LEGION KARAOKE or call Saturday, January 18 starting at 8 519-925-2600 to reserve tickets. p.m. Mike Korpi MC cjan8,15 cjan8,15 ANNUAL BANQUET & MEETING The Dundalk and District Agricultural Society will hold its annual banquet and meeting on January 18 at the Dundalk Community Centre at 7 p.m. Social 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10 each available from any director or secretary at 519-923-2857. Cjan1-15

Swinton Park The first full week of January brought frigid temperatures, heavy snowfalls, zero visibility and cancellation of the seniors executive meeting and the Tuesday afternoon shuffleboard. Shovels and snow blowers had a good workout as areas filled in almost as quickly as they were cleared out. Staying in – hopefully, close to a wood stove – was the order of the week. Towards the weekend, road conditions improved allowing partial resumption of our regular routine. Fifteen seniors arrived Friday afternoon for cards and darts allowing for one table of euchre, six-handed pepper and five dart players. June Wilson and I visited with Delmar and Maude, her beloved feline, on Friday afternoon. We enjoyed catching up on old times and looking at some memorable photographs. On Sunday, Bruce and I drove to Alliston and took Heidi and Phil out for lunch. The roads were good and the traffic well-behaved. On the news at 11 p.m., a story about Tanner, a fish-sniffing golden retriever who is a proud member of the Ministry of Natural Resources, caught my attention. His handler loves to work with him because, he said, Tanner is very quiet when they are in the vehicle. Sometimes, he has to check the kennel to make certain he actually has him in the vehicle. His handler described him as “the perfect partner” – knowing when to speak up and when to be quiet. Tanner has become a bit of a celebrity among the fishermen

Sweet peppers with tuna A wonderful addition to an antipasto platter, this appetizer is even better the next day. Serve with crusty bread or crackers. Ingredients: 3 large greenhouse sweet peppers (red, yellow or orange) 1 can light chunk tuna drained: 7 oz/198 g 1 tbsp capers drained and coarsely chopped 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 anchovies chopped 1 tbsp red wine vinegar Salt and pepper Chopped fresh parsley optional Preparation: Seed and cut peppers into 1/2- to 3/4-inch (1 to 2 cm) chunks. Set aside. Combine tuna and capers just until blended (do not over-mix). Set aside. In large deep skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add anchovies; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add tuna mixture; cook for 1 minute longer. Stir in sweet peppers; cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Serve garnished with parsley, if desired.

in the area that the duo patrols. Trying to hide illegal fish from Tanner is futile. It’s always fun to watch the Golden Globe Awards. Cohosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did an excellent job. My favourite comment of the night was Tina Fey’s explanation of the movie “Gravity” when she said “It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float away in space and die than spend any more time with a woman his own age.” To that one could say “growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional”. Islay Livingston will host the pepper tournament on Saturday with capable assistance from Andrea Mann, Esther Kurt and Nelson. Have a great week!

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DEATH BOONE – Margaret passed away in the Avalon Nursing Home in Orangeville on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Margaret (Noseworthy) Boone, in her 87th year, beloved wife of the late Samuel Boone, and dear mother of Rosemary Webber of Vancouver, British Columbia, Herbert (Jeanette) Boone of Barrie, Stephen Boone of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Lori (Bob) St. Jules of Stroud, Linda (John) Woodbury of Dundalk, Danny (Lori) Boone of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Esau Boone of Ottawa. Will be sadly missed by 11 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. Resting at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Stroud for visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. Funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. in the church, Thursday, January 16, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McMillan & Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk, ON. 519-9233204.

DEATH BOOTH - “Bill” William John, WWII RCN&RCA. Peacefully at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on January 6, 2014 of Eugenia formerly of Mississauga in his 91st year. Bill was the beloved husband of the late Annie Scott and Mary Booth. Loving father of Larry (Edy) Booth of Eugenia. Predeceased by grandsons John Eric Booth and Michael Edward Garcia. Loved and remembered by great-grandchildren Carley (Billy) Smith and Brandy Garcia. He will be greatly missed by great-great-granddaughter Skye Smith. Predeceased by brother Robert Booth and his companion Judy Crawford. Survived by sisterin-law Theresa Booth of Oakville. A special thank-you to the nurses, staff, Dr. Power and Dr. Winnfield at Grey Gables, the love and support Bill received will never be forgotten. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to be held at a later date, please see funeral home website for details. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Salvation Army or the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 333. Online condolences and donations at

DEATH BREEDON – Murray, at Grey Bruce Health ServicesMarkdale, Thursday January 9, 2014, Murray Alvin Breedon of Markdale in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Leone Breedon (nee Evans). Loving father of Lucy (Bryan) Lizotte of Glenarm, Evan (Sandra) Breedon of Markdale, Rick (Lorrie Ann) Breedon of Markdale, Diana (Michael) Doyle of Clarksburg, Tim (Mary) Breedon of Markdale. Dear grandpa of Colleen Lizotte (Trino Spagnola), Becky Breedon, Robyn Lizotte, Christine (Rob) Gilchrist, Sarah, Adam and Scott Breedon. Great-grandpa of Aaliyah Spagnola. Also survived by brother Ken Breedon (Sandra) of Adjala. Predeceased by siblings and their spouses: Audrey (Steve Chreston); Marjorie (Howard Waller); Earl Breedon (Joyce). Friends called at the May Funeral Home, Markdale Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m., where Rev. Yvonne Summerfield officiated at a funeral service held Monday, January 13 at 1:00 p.m. Spring interment in Markdale Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Grey Gables Activity Recovery Fund or Centre Grey Health Services Foundation may be arranged through the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale ON N0C 1H0, 519986-3310. Notes of condolences may be made at

DEATH HALLIDAY - Robert Joseph Garfield (Bob) Halliday passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, January 6th, 2014. Bob Halliday, in his 84th year, dear brother of Wilfred of Dundalk, Wallace (Judy) of Flesherton, Ron (Carol) of Pickering, and Joan (Garry) Coffman of Inglewood. In keeping with Bob’s wishes, a funeral service will not be held at this time. He has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. We will be posting a date and time for the Memorial Service when it has been set.

DEATH HANDZIK – Julia Klara. Born May 22, 1929 in Germany, passed away peacefully at the Markdale Hospital with her daughter by her side on January 6 at 5:45 a.m., of Eugenia at age 84. Survived by her only child Julia (Robert) Stark, grandsons Robert Stark, Michael Stark, his wife Amy and their two children Julia and Gabriele, all of London, ONT. Her beloved husband George is still missing. She had 7 siblings, 2 surviving sisters Lisa and Christina both living in Germany, and younger brother Joseph in Poland. Julia also had many nieces and nephews in Germany, Poland and Austria. Memorial will be held when the first crocus burst with the warming earth and when the first robin sings its song for that was her favourite time of year. In lieu of flowers, donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences and donations at

DEATH NORQUAY – Margaret, April 15, 1920 – January 11, 2014. With full hearts we report the death of Margaret Norquay (née Dillon), a longtime seasonal resident on the Old Durham Road, and great supporter of the South Grey Museum. She leaves her loving children, Sara (Kenneth Mouré), Rob (Chris Johnson), Naomi (Dan McNeil), her grandsons Owen Norquay and Chris Mouré, her three siblings, and many friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, January 17 at Metropolitan United Church in Toronto. Visitation: 12 noon; Celebration: 1 pm; Reception: 2pm Information can be found at In lieu of flowers, a donation made to a charity of your choice would honour her memory.

DEATH CHUDYK – Bertha Violet, peacefully at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale, on December 31, 2013 formerly of McIntyre in her 94th year. Violet was beloved wife of the late Benjamen Franklin. Loving mother of David (the late Cathy) of Toronto and Ronald of McIntyre. Loved and remembered by grandsons Tristan (Amber) and Stefin and great-granddaughter Sarah. Predeceased by sister Cathy Ponton and brother Ian Gibson. Violet is survived by nieces Cathleen Blacklaw of Scotland and Louise Gardiner of Toronto. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, January 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11 a.m. Spring interment Singhampton Union Cemetery. Online condolences DEATH at OLDFIELD – Dr. Lorne Thomas “Barney” passed away peacefully at Hilltop Manor, Cambridge on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Marjorie MacLeod. Loving father of Thomas, John (Alison), Jim (Orla) and Nancy Oldfield. Also survived by his four grandchildren Stephanie, Megan, Robert and Cameron, his brother Bruce and sister-inlaw Audrey Oldfield. Predeceased by his parents T. Colwell and Janet Oldfield, - Family Owned & Operated and his brother Gordon. was born on August 24, Serving Dundalkand andDistrict District Lorne Servingthe thecommunity community of Dundalk 1923 at Dundalk, Ontario and has lived in Cambridge since for years. forover over 39 32 years. 1952. Lorne was a dentist in Cambridge for over 40 years after serving as a Pilot Officer in the RCAF during WWII. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Lorne’s life will be held at the Galt Country Club, 750 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. as expressions of sympathy, donation to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DEATH YOKOM – James Lemon, entered into rest in Headwaters Hospital, Orangeville with his family by his side on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, in his 85th year. Jim Yokom, beloved husband of Mabel (Lambert) Yokom. Loving father of Leona (Ron) Barton of Honeywood, Linda Black of Shelburne, Lana (Paul) Pullen of Mono and Laura Yokom (Don Andrew) of Honeywood. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Randy (Sarah), Rodney (Lesley), Amanda (Brad), Crystal (Derek), Bobbie-Jo (Dave), Brandon (Morgan), Bradley (Ashley), Samantha, Christine and Phillip, Alex (Cheryl), Jenna and Josh. Will be sadly missed by 14 great-grandchildren, Caitlan, Branson, Peyton, Rylan, Cole, Gracie, Aiden, Clayton, Brody, Gavin, Owen, Hallie, Jesslyn and Amelia. Survived by a brother Earl and two sisters Helen and Goldie. Predeceased by a son-in-law Paul Pullen, two great-granddaughters Alexa and Avery, and two sisters Marjorie and Leona. Rested at McMillan & Jack Funeral Home, Dundalk. Complete service was held in the chapel on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 4 p.m. Visitation was held from 1 – 4 p.m. A reception was held in the Horning’s Mills Community Hall on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Donations may be made to the Women & Babies Program at Sunnybrook Hospital in memory of Avery Pullen.

IN MEMORIAM BERNARD – In memory of Pat, January 2001. Mom holds her children’s hands for a while, Their hearts forever. We are so lucky you are our Mom, Gram, Am and Great Am! - We miss you every day, Terry, Tara and families. IN MEMORIAM FRASER – In loving memory of a special brother and uncle, Murray Fraser. August 23, 1928-January 2, 2011. The Pearly Gates were opened A gentle voice said “Come” No farewells were spoken When he gladly entered “Home” - Always loved and remembered by sister Eileen (George), nephews Lee (Sandy), Chad, and niece Jette (Paul). IN MEMORIAM GALLAUGHER – In loving memory of Shirley, who passed away January 11, 2010 and Lloyd who passed away January 16, 2009. Thinking of you is easy, We do it every day, Missing you is the heartache, That never goes away. - Remembered by Milford and Donna, Ralph and Bev, Cheryl and Doug, Joe and Ruth. IN MEMORIAM PORTEOUS – In loving memory of our dear mother, mother-in-law and grandma, Janet, who passed away January 17, 1998. Every day in some small way Though absent you are ever near, Still missed, still loved and always dear. - Love Elaine, Don, Crystal, and Brad McLean IN MEMORIAM STONE – In loving memory of my husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, Wilfred, who passed away January 20, 2013. We miss your smile, Your joking ways. We miss the things, You used to say. And when old times, We do recall, It’s when we miss you, Most of all. - Forever loved and missed. Marjory, Betty Anne, Jane and families. IN MEMORIAM WOOD – Christie Luanne, in loving memory of a dear daughter and sister who passed away one year ago, today, on January 15, 2013, after a long battle with cancer in Oshawa Cancer Centre. Remembering you is easy We do it every day Missing you is a heartache That never goes away As time goes by without you And days turn into years They hold a million memories And shed a thousand tears - Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Mom Thelma, sisters Julie (Chris Cochrane) and Nancy (Gary Lipsett) and brother Kevin, (Paula Wood).

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 CARD OF THANKS IT TOOK A COMMUNITY TO RESCUE NALA – Thank you to Rhonda – the good Samaritan; Mrs. M. Dobson; Ms. D. Danychuk; Mr. R. Boyd; the Clark Family; Mr. and Mrs. D. Linton; Mr. P. McCracken and Ms. B. Lemon; Mr. J. McCracken; Ms. C. Akins; the Bullock Family; Mr. and Mrs. T. Gostick; the dog walkers in town; Animal Control; the residents of Highland Drive; and the group from the Alliston Humane Society. For all the prayers and good wishes. Lastly to our family, Sam and Pam, who searched and prayed for the safe return of Nala throughout their Christmas Holiday. She was thankfully found on New Years Day, her birthday. - Cathy, Ian and Nala CARD OF THANKS LYON/HILL – I wish to express a sincere thanks to all who extended words of sympathy, floral tributes, donations and acts of kindness to us during the recent passing of Aunt Grace Hill. Special thanks to Norm, Verna and Christine of the McMillan and Jack funeral home for their understanding, assistance and guidance. Thank you to Rev. Earl Ambrose for his words of comfort and encouragement. Thank you to Ann Weatherall, Jim Hill and Sarah Routenburg for their wonderful ministry in music, and thank you to the United Church ladies for their gracious hospitality and beautiful luncheon. To the Meaford Long Term Care staff who so lovingly cared for Aunt Grace and us as her family, I say a sincere “Thank you”. Your kindness and support made our “journey” a little easier to bear. A special “thanks” to Janette Phillips and Bella McCarthy for their dedication and faithful visits and care of Aunt Grace over the past many years and during her time in the nursing home. A few words written on a piece of paper seem so inadequate, but please be assured that they are sent from a heart filled with gratitude. God bless all who were her friends. - Doreen Lyon

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Local business man passes

Robert (Bob) Halliday, owner of Dundalk Flowers, passed away last week. Mr. Halliday was wellknown by many in town for his friendly, outgoing presence as he operated the business in town for more than 40 years. He died at his home at the shop location on Monday, Jan. 13.

CARD OF THANKS REDMOND – The family of the late Catherine Redmond wishes to extend sincere appreciation for the support from family and friends during the loss of our beloved mother and grandmother. Thank you for flowers, donations, cards, Masses offered, kind words and food brought to our home. Special thanks for the wonderful care she received from the staff at LaPointe Fisher Nursing Home in Guelph. We are also grateful for the professional services provided by the McMillan & Jack Funeral Home. Thanks also to Father John Redmond and Deacon Charles Fernandes for celebrating the Funeral Mass as well as the Catholic Women’s League for the lunch provided after the service. Your support and care will always be remembered. - Sincerely, Maureen, Paul, Mike, Rita, Steve and Dennis and families.

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Hanover man pilot for CF-18 demo team A Hanover man has been appointed as the pilot for the 2014 CF-18 Demonstration Team. Flying his specially painted CF-18 commemorating the 90th anniversary of the RCAF, Captain Adam “Manik” Runge will dazzle audiences across North America throughout 2014. A native of Hanover, Ontario, Capt. Runge’s fascination with aviation began as a

toddler and air shows had a major influence on him as a child and he’s grateful to now return that favour. “The Snowbirds came to my hometown to do a show when I was nine. After seeing the performance, I was hooked on everything about military aviation.” said Captain Runge. “I’m thrilled about having the chance to inspire the next generation of youth to set goals and chase their dreams, all while working with some of the most professional technicians and support crews.” The CF-18 Demonstration

Team selects a theme for each year and 2014 will feature the 90th anniversary of the RCAF. The specially painted CF18 Hornet will feature unique artwork on the tails and dorsal parts of the aircraft designed by veteran Design Director, Jim Belliveau, at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta. The Demo Hornet will be revealed later in 2014 prior to the start of the air show season. “The RCAF has enjoyed a rich history and it is an honour to share that with audiences all over North America,” said Major-General Pierre St-

Amand, Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division and the Canadian NORAD Region. “Capt. Runge is a talented pilot who has embraced the challenge of representing the RCAF across the continent. I am confident his skill and professionalism will make him a great ambassador for the Canadian Armed Forces.” Capt. Runge is currently a member of 409 “Nighthawks” Tactical Fighter Squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake.

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ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENT PAYS RETURN VISIT FROM INDONESIA The Rotary Club of Markdale was honoured by a visit from one of their former exchange students at their recent Christmas Banquet. Icka Hernicka spent 2003 - 2004 attending Grey Highlands Secondary School and getting to know the Markdale community and Canada. After returning to her home in Indonesia she pursued her interest in clothing design by taking courses in Malaysia followed by a scholarship in Singapore. She now has her own business in Indonesia – a wedding dress store where she designs and makes gowns and dresses. During her year as an exchange student she lived with several host families. Kathy McCarthy was one of her hosts and accompanied Icka to the Rotary banquet. In the photo President Jerry Bartley extends a welcome on behalf of the Club to Icka and Kathy. (submitted photo)

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TOWNSHIP OF SOUTHGATE Employment Opportunity Administrative Assistant Position The Township of Southgate requires a highly motivated individual with strong administrative, computer related and public relations skills to fill an internal vacancy. Reporting to the Clerk – Director of Council, the successful applicant will provide administrative support to the Clerk and CAO. This position assists with a range of clerical support duties and with the flow of information to and from various departments. The incumbent will manage the social media for the Municipality including maintaining the municipal website, newspaper advertising and newsletters. This position is also the first point of contact for the general public which will include greeting customers, accepting payments, providing information or redirecting inquiries to the appropriate staff. This is a full time salaried position at 35 hrs per week. For a copy of the complete job description and responsibilities, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to the attention of David Milliner, CAO by 12:00 noon on Friday, January 17, 2014 by email to or by fax to 519 923 9262. Qualifications: 2 year College Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent work experience of 5 years is preferred. Highly developed organizational, computer, communication and interpersonal skills. Closing Date: Friday, January 17, 2014 at noon

Congratulations to Chelsea and Matt Hansler from Pembroke on the birth of their daughter, Cheyenne Rose, on Friday, January 10. This is the first grandchild for Colin and Heather Black and the first great-grandchild for Marion and Jim Black. Chelsea and Matt are in the armed forces in Petawawa. Sincere sympathy to Leona Barton and family of Honeywood on the passing of their father, Jim Yokom in Horning’s Mills. A warm welcome to Kathy and Clay Rowbottom and children. They have bought and moved into Neil and Grace Cowling’s home. Best wishes to Neil and Grace who will be moving to Collingwood. They will be missed. Neil was born and raised in this area. Penny and Glen Squirrell were very disappointed not to be able to get to Texas to the World Potato Expo because of the horrible weather experienced last week and the many challenges the airports were experiencing. Glen is the chair of the Ontario Potato Board. Our road, County Rd. 124, and numerous others, were closed part of last week. The weather continues to be a challenge. Church was conducted by Rev. John Neff. Our church meets at the early time until the end of March.

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The weather is the main topic with the blizzard we had last week which closed roads, schools and shut down practically everything. Heavy snow, high winds and cold temperatures were followed by rain on Saturday and Sunday, taking down the snow but making roads slippery. This Monday morning, it is sunny and milder and currently above freezing. Christmas and holiday guests with Leona and Jim Brownridge were their family, Betty Ann and Richard West of Lindsay, their daughter Karen of Peterborough, who spent several days here, Jean and Gordon Crawford, Jason and Jennifer of Barrie, Larry and Barbara Brownridge of Markdale, their son Larry Jr. and Christine Brownridge and son Cooper of Wasaga Beach. On Christmas Day, Olive Gordon and Cliff North were guests with her daughters, May and Maisie and were joined there by the other family members, Thelma, Peter, Bruce and Leonard and their families, making it a happy reunion. New Year’s Eve, Debbie and Gord Brinkman, their son Drew, and daughter Melissa Welke and daughter Gwen of Stayner were guests with Debbie’s sister at Durham. On Saturday, Sally Stull of Georgetown was a visitor with her parents, Helen and Ron Wright. On Saturday afternoon, Elliott and Kathy North of Shelburne were guests with their father and aunt, Clifford North and Olive Gordon. Wayne and Peggy Ferris have had the pleasure of the company of Emily Dimakos for

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 a few days last week while Heidi Dimakos attended the 2014 Isagenix New Year Kick Off conference in Dallas, Texas. Heidi provides health and wellness coaching and support with Isagenix International. Drew Ferris, Nate and Gabe Ferris and Emily Dimakos were Saturday evening dinner guests with Wayne and Peggy Ferris this past weekend. Cousins love to get together at Grandma and Grandpa’s farm. At the Sunday morning service of the local United Church, Rev. John Neff gave an interesting message. Due to weather conditions and illness, only a few were present. Among the hymns chosen were “There’s a Voice in the Wilderness”, “Rejoice the Lord is King”, “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”. Scriptures were from Thessalonians, Psalms, Matthew and Luke. Carol

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common colds to Alzheimer’s, they’re also amazingly versatile and utterly delicious. Moreover, they’re naturally fat-free, high in vitamin C, rich in potassium and fiber, and contain more cancer-fighting antioxidants than either wine or green tea. Recent studies show that fresh blueberries are natural anti-inflammatories, too—they can help keep skin looking younger, reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers, and provide the same bacteria fighters as cranberries to help guard against urinary tract infections. Just onehalf cup of blueberries helps meet the recommended 5 to 9 servings a day of colorful fruits.

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Church Notes

News from the Churches


CELEBRATION AT BURN’S - On December 8, 2013, eight new members were welcomed to Burn’s Presbyterian Church in Feversham. Back Row: Burt Hale (Clerk of Session and Elder), Mary Hale (Elder). Front Row: Reverend Jim Wylie, Kimberley Briggs, Shirley Page, Marj Williams, Pat Thompson, Faye Neil, David Neil, Barbara Shier, Jim Hill. (submitted photo)

Flesherton Pastoral Charge ST. JOHN’S FLESHERTON Wendy Moreland and Janet Robinson greeted the worshippers and Susan Kell was at the piano for the service. Rev. Shawn was in the pulpit for our first Sunday after Epiphany and chose the lectionary readings from Isaiah 42: 1-9, Acts 10: 34-43 and Matthew 3: 13-17 to preach from. The question Rev. Shawn asked us this week was, “How does God speak to us as individuals?” We know that we speak to God through prayer but how does He talk to us? Is it through the beauty of nature, the whisper of the wind, a child’s cry? How do we know when he speaks to us? In the Isaiah passage we hear of how God spoke to the Prophets through visions and actual words. However, if someone today was to speak of their personal encounters with God in the same manner they would likely have their sanity questioned. So how does God “talk” to us?

Internet safety for seniors Internet safety has always been an important subject for parents and their children. However, increasingly people are beginning to realize that they need to also educate their own parents on this topic. Within Canada, the fastest growing age group joining Facebook is 65 and older; in fact 53% of all seniors are on the internet every day. Unfortunately, there are also more and more sophisticated schemes criminals trying to scam internet users for their own financial gain. So how do seniors take control of their own cyber security and enjoy safe surfing? “Protecting yourself can be easy when you become aware

In Acts, we hear of how the young Christian Church was struggling to figure out how they could include the Gentiles in this new Jewish Christian Church. At that time, Christianity was usually considered to be only for Jews who believed in Jesus. Peter wanted to include everyone and to dismiss the Jewish rules and invite Gentile and Jew to eat and worship together, for God had spoken to Peter in a dream where a sheet had been lowered carrying all the animals of the earth and God and told him to eat them all as they were clean. Paul, on the other hand, felt very strongly that only those who followed the Jewish laws could be at the table. It was not until the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed that the Gentiles were more accepted. God spoke to Peter in a dream. He spoke to Paul as a flash of light on the Road to Damascus, but how does God speak to us? The Matthew scripture describes the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. In this passage, those present did indeed hear God speak as a

voice from Heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Again, the words of God are spoken for those there to hear, but what about us today? The solution is that we need to be ready and open to God. We need to be willing to see and hear God in everything and anything. We need to be more like St. Francis and be willing to do God’s work and in this way be able to hear God “speaking” to us. Thanks be to God. During the children’s time we celebrated Hannah’s birthday by singing “Happy Birthday” to her. The service ended with our benediction and choral response. In the life and work of the Church, we reminded that Jan. 19 will be Communion. We are encouraged to support the Food Bank and leave our donations at the Church or drop it off at the Food Bank on Jan. 14 and 28 of this month. The Indoor Market and Outreach Quilt and Sewing project will be happening this Saturday, Jan. 18. Contact the Church for more information.

of the most common threats and risks to your online security. It all begins with understanding one simple fact: the internet can be a hazardous place,” says Laura MaioGeorge McTaggart, director of Ottawa-based internet security company, Trend Micro. “Whether banking, connecting with friends, or just passing time, when you’re online you are never alone. Seniors can avoid becoming victims of scammers and other internet criminals, by being vigilant.” Trend Micro staff offer the following ten tips. Be wary of unexpected calls or messages. Stick to well-known websites. Only accept friend requests

from people you know. Choose your passwords wisely, protect them, don’t use the same passwords for everything, and make them difficult to guess by using letters, numbers and symbols. Make sure to change your passwords every three months. Don’t be afraid to say “Wait a minute... let me check with somebody else.” Use a different computer for online banking. Make sure to use and set your computer’s privacy settings. On Facebook — never post when you’re going on vacation; you can let people know once you’re back. Be careful on public Wi-Fi: hackers can hijack your session — collecting info and infecting your computer.

GRACE ISABEL HILL Grace was born on March 7, 1920, to Robert and Jennie Young (née Leitch), the youngest of seven children, namely Fred, Alvin, Bruce, David, Stella and Jean, and passed away on December 28, 2013. Her mother passed away when Grace was a very young small infant, and she was adopted and raised in the loving home of William and Jane Jamieson (née Hill). As a child she attended the Portlaw school and Mt. Zion Church. She developed, early in her life, a love for animals and the outdoor life. On September 24, 1938, she married Austin Hill, the son of Louis and Ella Hill (née McCutcheon). His siblings are as follows, Oscar, Robert, Ella, Birdie, Tressa, Ida, Florence and Velda, and a sister Ada who died in infancy. His sister, Florence (Mrs. Chester Moore) still resides in Brampton and brother Oscar lives in Shelburne. Grace and Austin had one daughter, Marjorie Jean, who died in infancy. Together, they farmed all of their married life, except for a very short period, on the 3rd line of Osprey. Grace was dedicated to her farm life, always an industrious and diligent worker. She loved her family and neighbours, her community, and her farm, and when Austin passed away in 1973, she continued on their family farm until 2012. Grace was a respected neighbour and friend. She enjoyed music and often spoke fondly of the good times the Hill family had, presenting music for various community activities. For many years, she enjoyed being a member of the Maxwell Seniors club and the Markdale Baptist Church. She loved to have company, and was always a gracious, kind hostess, willing to share a cup of tea or coffee with her visitors. She also loved and enjoyed her many chosen, beloved pets. When failing health resulted in her being admitted to the Meaford Long Term Care Centre, she continued to treasure visits from family and friends. Within this facility, she received loving and quality care. The staff and care providers enjoyed her “spunk” and winsome ways. She was loved and became friends with many of the staff. During her 93 years, Grace encountered many challenges, but met each one with dignity and determination. Her motto was “live well, work hard and love others”. The funeral service was held on December 31, 2013 from the chapel of the McMillan & Jack Funeral Home in Dundalk. Rev. Earl Ambrose officiated the service and Janette Phillips read the scripture readings. Musical ministry was provided by Ann Weatherall (neighbour and friend), Jim Hill (her nephew) and Sara Routenburg (her great-great-niece). Chosen pallbearers were Kean Weatherall, Tim Phillips, Don Batchelor, Todd Wickens, Todd Lyon and Ross Lyon. Spring interment will be in Maxwell cemetery. When I must leave you for a little while, Please do not grieve and shed wild tears. Live on and do all the same things, And fill each waking hour in useful ways, Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer. And never, never be afraid to die, For I am waiting for you in the sky.

ST. JOHN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Peter Wayow - 923-2042 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday, St. John’s, Dundalk.......5:00 pm Sunday, St. Patrick’s, Melancthon.9:30 am Sunday, St. Patrick’s, Proton........11:15 am

Dundalk Legion The Legion is getting prepared for the Karaoke Night, on Saturday, Jan. 18. Originally, we had thought that we’d start the evening off at 9 p.m., but we started thinking it might be too big a strain on some of these singers’ voices to be performing so late in the evening, so we moved the starting time ahead. See Coming Events to get all the details. It will be a fun night for everyone. Here are the pepper scores: High Ladies: Judy Young, 236; 2nd - Islay Besley, 221. Men’s High: Pat Batchelor 229; 2nd - Louie McGlashan 221 (both playing for the men). Has everyone made your New Year’s Resolutions? My New Year’s resolution is going to be that I’m not going to complain about the weather. (I’ve been complaining about the weather a lot lately.) In this area we complain it’s either too hot or too cold, too much rain, or not enough rain, too much snow or too much

freezing rain, and last but not least, it’s always too windy. I know this is going to be very difficult for me to do, but I’ll give it a try. Oh, did I happen to mention that I wasn’t going to start this resolution till the middle of August… and I’m ending it at the beginning of September. Besides, who ever complains about the weather that time of year? Now you know how serious I am about New Year’s Resolutions. For any Toronto fans that are having some suspicions that they may never see a Stanley Cup in their lifetime, here is a Trivia that might give you a little hope. What was the team from the place with the smallest population ever to win the Stanley Cup? Here’s a hint. This town had a statue built, and the name of the statue is “Husky the Muskie”. That’s all for this week from Br 285.

Family literacy is more than reading and writing (NC) When we think about literacy, we often think about reading and writing. However, literacy is also about our ability to navigate the world around us through technology, numeracy, problem solving, document use, and other essential skills. By incorporating different types of literacy and essential skills into daily family activities, parents can encourage and create opportunities for their children to develop the abilities they need for success in school and for a lifetime of learning. Family Literacy Day is on January 27 so ABC Life Literacy Canada offers the following ways for families to embrace literacy and learning together: Have a family board game night. Get the kids to read the instructions, keep score, count the spaces and spell the words. Follow a recipe together. Cooking is a great way to develop reading and numeracy (measurement) skills. Look up a recipe online to practice your digital literacy skills. Make groceries a family

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Badjeros Our sympathy to Mabel Yokom and family Horning’s Mills, in the passing of her husband, Jim, last week. Jim was raised with his sisters and brother living on the Centre Line. Get well wishes to Wilson Macdonald who had surgery on Friday in Collingwood Hospital. He returned home on Sunday. Wednesday’s euchre had 13 players. The winners were Marg Ritchie, Alex Priddle, Katie Hannon and Blanche Clayton.

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The Orangeville ‘AE’ major bantam hockey team had a big win at the International Silver Stick Tournament played at St. Catharines, January 9-12. This was a 64-team tournament with 16 teams in ‘AE’ division from Canada and United States. Orangeville played six games winning in all. Ty Inglis is a player on the team. Congratulations, boys, on this big win.

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Osprey Hockey

NOVICE Our Novice players hosted Georgian Shores on Saturday, Jan. 11. With an extra long winter break due to some nasty weather, they were ready to expel some of that pent-up energy. And what a game it would turn out to be. The Georgian Shore bench was a full one but our Hawks were ready to go. Period one starts off with our Novice getting a penalty, but the defence is ready and they keep Georgian Shores at bay. Osprey kills off the penalty and gets a nice shot on Georgian Shores net but it is stopped along with the rebound. Georgian Shores would get a penalty and Jacob would take the puck and get a good rush on their net, stopped, rebound was not picked up by anyone, no scoring. By the end of the first period Georgian Shores up by two. It isn’t until we are into the second where Carter blasts one past their goalie and gets us on the board. Georgian Shores takes the puck and heads down towards our net, Paige gets a piece of the puck and stops the breakaway. Into the final period we go, Mackenna and Emma help keep the puck down in Georgian Shores end. From a face off, Carter takes the puck, shoots on net, but is stopped. Not giving up, the Hawks get the puck back down in the Georgian Shores’ end. Carter rushes down, goes top shelf and gets it! Goal number two for Osprey! Back down we go, Carter takes another shot which is stopped, but Jacob

is there for the rebound, he shoots, but is also stopped! Wow! Hawks’ player Brent takes a hard hit along the board and stays down. He is taken off the ice to be assessed, but returns a short time later! What a trooper! Carissa would take the puck down the ice and take a shot on net but no goal. However, Jacob turns the puck around, goes back down the ice shoots. He scores with an assist from Carissa! Paige is fired upon with several shots in a row and is literally bending over backwards to make the stops! Holy moly what a goalie! Great effort but they are finally able to get one past her. Carter gets his third goal of the game! Awesome! Georgian Shores would get one more before this game would end. Final score 8-4 Georgian Shores! What a fantastic game. Novice you all played your hearts out! Great job! ATOMS The Atoms travelled to Collingwood to take on Collingwood 1 on Sunday, Jan. 12. Collingwood was on the board with two quick ones but Osprey came back and got four in a row. Collingwood got another two and we were right on their heels with two more. We each put one more in the net with a final score of 9-5. Osprey’s goals were scored by Dom 3, Aid 2, Brandon 2, Sam and Ben both with 1. Assists went to Sam 4, Ryan 2, Liam 2, Ben, Dalt and Dom. Great goaltending by Nico. Awesome game guys and girls PEEWEES Our Peewees travelled

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cream colours, and is always a show stopper whenever I take it places. All seven of our children have had it for their weddings. And now the grandchildren have started to get married and we have used it to tour them around. It has also been driven to graduations and proms. Now for the story of the one that got away. “I have always had a love of vehicles. In 1946, when I was 13, my buddy Denton Brownridge and I were delivering newspapers to make a few bucks. We delivered the paper to a fellow named Jack Aimes. He had a 1926 Dodge touring in his back shed. He didn’t drive and so the car had just been sitting there. I think there was only 12,000 miles on it. “Brownridge and I bought it for $12! It took us a bit to gather up the cash but we had a few part-time jobs and it was ours! Soon after purchasing it, we sold it to Eric Dickey of Stayner, for $75. What a profit! The deal was, he had to bring us back from Wasaga Beach. Later that same week, he sold the car for $150. I really would like to find our 1926 Dodge touring. On the

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Directory Fun-filled pantomime in Shelburne

The annual tradition of an old-style English pantomime that’s fun for the whole family is continuing in Shelburne this January. Dick Whittington and his cat, Tammy, journey to London to seek their fortune after hearing that the streets are paved with gold. When he finds they are not, he gets work in Alderman Fitzwarren’s store, where he meets some odd characters and falls in love with the Alderman’s beautiful daughter, Alice. Tammy the cat becomes renowned for her rat-catching abilities, but the evil Queen Rat sets out to destroy Dick, and become the Lord Mayor of London... Dundalk resident Bev Nicholas is director and choreographer is his wife Jo Hubbard. Dick Whittington (and his cat) features a large cast of veteran Tipling Stage Company actors and some new faces. M u s i c a l accompaniment, under the direction of Gerry McNalty (another Dundalkarea resident), includes

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(NC) It’s tempting to post lots of details about a winter getaway online, and in real-time, but be aware that you aren’t the only one to have discovered how amazing it can be to share photos and information online and on social networks. Cyber criminals like to “get social” too, but their definition of that term is to help themselves to your personal information, among other things. These criminals pretend to be people they aren’t and you can give them access to your personal information, location, and activities without even knowing it. And that is just one threat. You can also put yourself at risk, by sharing comments or pictures that may come back to haunt you and your reputation. Here are some tips to help you share with care: Limit the personal information you share online to only what’s necessary. Be careful using your full name, contact information, home address, phone numbers, email address, last names of friends or relatives, age, birth date, or other personal information. Check the privacy and security settings of your social network and use them to control who sees what. Most have default settings which likely provide more access than you’d like. You can adjust settings to the highest possible level to protect your information and control who can see personal details (rather than “everyone” or “friends of friends”).



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SERVICES CONTRACTOR REPAIRS, Restores, remodels, builds and jacks up farm and storage buildings, cottages, homes, etc. Also roofing, siding, doors, windows, fencing, cement work, beams, posts, timbers, framework, rafters, foundations, replaced, repaired, Brian McCurdy, 519-9861781. cmr3tf YESTERDAYS HOME FUR NISHINGS Gently used furniture and appliances. 519-925-1011. 101 Main Street West, Shelburne, Ont. Lots of collectibles. Check us out on Facebook. cnov20-dec18tf BRAND NEW HUNTING & FISHING items selections: Rapala fishing lures $5 each; wildlife deer scents $5 bottle; fishing rods, reels and tackle; camo clothing; gun slings; all at great prices. Kids fishing rods and reels $7 each; ice fishing equipment. See us at Booth 26 at Sanford and Son, Dundalk. pjan15-feb5

HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED COOK Apply to Donna’s Place, Markdale or call 519986-4400. cjan15,22,29

TIRES TIRES TIRES – Affordable prices. Winter tires now in stock. 519939-9100 or 226-668-4215 Dundalk. cjan23tf OILING OF VEHICLES – No this is not Rust Check. NO this is not Krown. Real oil sprayed in every important part on your vehicle. 42 years of auto body repairs. Know where rust builds up. Contact 519921-1883. Cnov27tf

GAS & DIESEL used tractors for sale, loaders, rotary and sickle mowers, tillage, swathers, Vermeer balers, trailers, snowblowers, etc. New and used parts and tires. Repair service on most models. Larry’s Farm Service, south of Riverview, 519-9252912.apr4tf

PENNY’S DOG GROOMING Full Service Salon for small to medium dogs. Safe and gentle environment with lots of TLC. Monday to Friday by appointment. Call 519-9243387cje10tf LINDSAYLEIGH PET RESORT 111750 Grey Rd. 14, RR #3 Conn, 519321-9087. An intimate dog and cat boarding facility offering a doggie lounge, activity programs, daycare, doggie spa. Your pets are treated like my own. w w w. l i n d s a y l e i g h p e t re s o r t . c o m coct31tf HIGHLAND PAWS is a family-run cat and dog boarding facility, offering flexible stays from doggy daycare to extended long-term care, 25% multidog family discount, large country acreage, indoor/outdoor dog doors and runs, several plays each day from loving staff. Telephone (519) 922-9956, email or web feb6tf FREE TO GOOD HOME housetrained cats 519-923-9179. Pjan1-22 WALKER PUPS for sale. Born Nov.2, 2013 ready to go. Had all shots $175 each. 519-925-5686. pjan15,22

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS . 519-923-3329 or 519-376-4193. pjan26-Dec.2013

FREE FREE Manure – by the Mennonites in the shed behind Dundalk Credit Union. Please feel free to take what you need. ptf

LOOKING TO EXPAND your business and gain new customers outside this community? Run your classified ad in more than 200 community newspapers in Ontario with one phone call. It’s fast, it’s affordable, and it gets results. Call the Ontario Community Newspapers Association 1-800-3877982 x229. cmr25tf ALEX BANKS Concrete Work, Walls, Driveways, Basements, Etc., Forming & form rentals, STAMPED Coloured Concrete 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE, Also BANKS CONSTRUCTION Renovations, Additions, also Bobcat with auger, etc. RR 4 Dundalk 5 1 9 - 9 2 5 - 6 1 6 3 . csep1tf McADAM HANDYMAN SER VICE Any type of home renovation or repair. 519-924-3591. cjn24tf ARBOR NORTH a horse logging company is a full service forest consultant and logging operation which has been providing sustainable forest management and extraction of all marketable products for over 25 years in central and southern Ontario woodlots. Situated in Grey County, Arbor North seeks standing hardwood (sawlog and/or woodlots for improvement cuts) and cedar bushes. Art Shannon, the head teamster has a stellar reputation and a long list of satisfied clients. For further info see or and/or call 519-923-6458. cjy1tf WATT’S TREE SERVICE Free quotes, senior’s discounts, over 10 years experience, specializing in dangerous limb removal, tree and hedge trimming, fully insured with the best rates around. Big or small, give us a call 519-923-5667. pmr17tf NORTH DUFFERIN AUTO Shelburne, offering Motor Vehicle Repairs, Maintenance and Certifications (including trailer), Tires, etc. Herb Service, Licensed Mechanic, 519-925-1895. cap14tf MASONRY RESTORATION chimney repair, re-pointing, brick restoration, flagstone, barn foundations, parging, fireplaces and natural stone tiling. Free Estimates. Stone Man Contracting, Kyle McKillop 519477-9554.cmr2tf ROOFS UNLIMITED Its time for a new roof. Call now for fast free estimates. Cedar, asphalt or steel. Call 519-924-3763 or cell 705-5712658.cjun1tf 519-278-4782 or 519 923-3751 Gord Hallifax.. All home and property repairs/renovations. cjun8tf CUSTOM FARM FENCING page wire fence, board fence, and rail fence. Also gates and all fencing supplies plus cedar mulch. Call 519-373-9230 or after 7 p.m. at 519-922-1688 cmar7dec21/12 tf KEN-MAINTAIN – Snow/Lawn cutting, and gardens, fertilizing, aerating, hedge trimming, tree planting, spring and fall clean ups. Free quotes. 519923-6815 or cmar14tf ELECTRICIAN AVAILABLE, competitive rates, no job too small, licensed with the Electrical Safety Authority and fully insured. Call Shannon Ashton 519-986-4563. ECRA/ESA License #7008284.capr4tf M & M Roofing and Renovations 519923-5699 cjun13tf HOUSEKEEPING – many years experience. Weekly, bi-weekly and monthly appointments available. Bondable, references available. Call Bev for a very competitive quote. 519923-0418.cjun20tf STONEMAN CONTRACTING Tiling – floors, bathrooms, kitchens, backsplashes. Free estimates. Kyle McKillop. 519-477-9554. cnov7tf GERHARDT SNOW blowing, yard maintenance, and general repair. Jim Gerhardt 519-924-0912 or cell 519374-0912. Cjan15tf HOPEVILLE SANDBLASTING new location. Call 519-923-9179 or 519-372-5948. Pjan1-feb5

MUSIC PIANO LESSONS Fun, affordable lessons close to Dundalk. All ages and levels welcome. Call or text 519-5908369 or email pdec18feb19




519-923-9447 Backhoe, Bulldozing, 12 ton dump truck, hauling, 25 ton float

“We do jobs too small for the big guys and too big for the small guys” CALL JIM

3 BED APT, 2nd floor over store near hospital, available now $825 + heat and utilities 705-743-6107 MARKDALE 3 BEDROOM APT. on second floor over store near hospital. Available now. $895/mo. plus heat and utilities. 1-705-743-6107. cjn19tf MODERN 2 STOREY 3 bedroom brick residence, west of Rob Roy $1,375/month + utilities. Call Glenn Boynton at RE/MAX High Country Reality Inc. Brokerage at 519-9243513 caug21tf LOOKING FOR BOARDERS to share rent. Available now, 2 bedrooms, share the 3-pc bath and share large kitchen, very private on 8 acres of land. Call Mitch at 519-921-1883. ONE BEDROOM APT available in Markdale #10 Highway. Close to shopping, library, churches, schools and ski hills. This clean modern apartment rents for $625 per month plus utilities. NO DOGS PLEASE! Parking available. Contact Al at 416282-7918 or 416-669-7913, coct23tf 1 BDRM APT. for rent, R.R. #2 Priceville. $550 including hydro. 519921-1883. cdec18tf

WANTED – CASH PAID estates, house and apartment contents, collectibles, antique furniture and parts, antique guns, paintings, glass, china, toys, military, violins, books, records. John 519-925-3701 cse19tf WANTED Scrap metal, iron, machinery, cars, pop cans, any scrap at all. Give us a call. 519-387-0349, Jim or Joanne. cja16,tf COINS, BANKNOTES Gold, Silver, Vintage postcards. Professional estate appraisals. Please call Ross King 519-363-3143 or email In business over 30 years and member of ONA, RCNA, ANA, CAND, cjan2-dec2013 WANTED – I collect old postcards, calendars, posters etc. Buy or trade. Phone 519-923-2203 and ask for Cathy cjul24tf SCRAP METAL OF ALL KINDS washers, freezers, fridges, dryers, BBQs, lawnmowers, stoves, bikes, microwaves, dishwashers, copper, brass, aluminum, any metals, plus 6+12 volt batteries, also x-mass lights, vacuums, TVs, computers, wires, AC, and e-waste. Anything with a cord, pots, pans. Plus car parts. For pick up call 519-922-2237. Pjan2-30 WANTED – Fresh cut cedar trees. REAL ESTATE Will do the work. Will buy wood lot BEST HOMES, BEST PRICES also. 519-501-7553. Pdec18,jan1-29 best neighbourhoods. Be there first. Make informed decisions. Buying or WOOD FOR SALE selling – Call, text, or email AnnaMarie Fosbrooke, Sales Representative, Royal Lepage RCR CLEAN DRY SPLIT HARD Realty, Brokerage at 519-377-7777 or WOOD, pick up or delivered, also have wood suitable for outdoor wood cjun19tf MAKE NO MISTAKES when buy- furnace. 519-922-3450. cfeb6tf ing or selling homes, farms, land or FIREWOOD – Harvested from suscommercial. Barb Bazin Sales tainably managed woodlots using Representative, ReMax Real Estate Arbor North’s horse logging system Centre Inc. 519-938-6656 or email 14” AND 16”. $310/bush cord. Full length firewood logs available. Local cnov27tf FARM WANTED Young local family delivery included, 519-923-6458 looking to buy 100-200 acres farm suit- caug1tf able for crops and cattle. Finances in FIREWOOD stored inside split, dry order and hoping for spring closing. seasoned hard maple, cherry with Call Floyd and Diana 519-323-3145 some elm $90 single cord with HST included. Cedar fence posts and rails and leave message. cjan15 at the farm for sale 519-922-3027 cjan15-mar5 WANTED TO RENT FIREWOOD dry, cut, split. All WANTED FARMLAND to rent. hardwood. $70 a face cord. Delivery available. 519-501-7553 p,jan1-29 519-270-8580. cfb27tf DRY SPLIT good quality hardwood at $230 a bush cord and also wood for COMMERCIAL SPACE an outdoor furnace at $125 a bush RECENTLY RENOVATED COM- cord. 519-590-2840. cjan8-apr30 MERCIAL RENTAL at 52 Main St. E., Dundalk. Full basement with one decorated room. Metered gas heat. Parking at rear. Available now. 519939-7167. Cnov20tf OFFICE SPACE 10 Collingwood St. Flesherton. Approximately 400 sq. ft. Ideal for store or office. Good exposure. 519-923-2922. Coct30tf LITTLE BUILDING in Dundalk, 31 Main. St. 905-936-9008 or 647-6684254 cdec4tf OFFICE SPACE for small business/or retail area. Downtown Maxwell/good highway exposure. For info call Gord at 519-922-2532 or email COMMERCIAL BUILDING with equipment with full basement in Feversham. Set up as completely furnished woodworking shop . Call Paul for details 519-922-2108. Cjan15tf

FARM / PRODUCE PULLETS ready to lay, brown or white. New and used equipment available. Will deliver. No order too small. Pullets Plus Inc., Elmira, 519-6692225. csp26tf FARM GROWN BEEF and pork. Whole, halves and quarters. Leave message. 519-922-2159 caug14tf COMPOSTING WORMS Red Wigglers bred in Flesherton. Can be used as feed. Also available: worm castings, vermi-compost systems. 647990-5884 cdec4-feb12 FARM FRESH or farm freezer orders of pork available, whole, ½ or ¼. 519-986-2178 pdec18-fe26 FREEZER PORK AND BEEF Naturally raised, locally grown, hormone and antibiotic free. Learn more about our farm and ordering at or call 519-925-8814. cjan15

LIVESTOCK/HORSES HORSE BOARDING for the Adult Recreational Rider. Located 15 minutes east of Dundalk and starting at only $185. Visit our website or contact Andrea 519-925-8565. psep18-mar20-2014 7 CHAR CROSS COWS 3 bred heifers bred red angus vaccinated. 519-379-2200. Cjan8,15

HAY/STRAW FOR SALE HAY – FIRST CUT baled dry, stored outside, 4x5 round bales $30 each. Call 519-923-5472 or email tf LARGE AMOUNTS OF 4x5 round bales of hay, hard core, net wrapped. Will sell in small lots. Delivery available. Starting at $25/bale. 519-923-6974 cnov13tf LARGE QUANTITY of wheat straw 4x5 bales – hard core. 519-9862162. cjan15,22,29,feb5 SMALL SQUARE BALES No rain, Doug Nicholls, 519-923-2984. pjan15,22 APPROX. 400 4x5 HARD CORE round bales. Starting at $30 per bale. 519-939-2177. pjan15,22

BLUE MOUNTAIN Real Estate & Rentals Inc. & Brokerage – Collingwood GREY HIGHLANDS 96 Acre Hunting Retreat $299,000 Maxwell Lodge $55,000 TOWN OF BLUE MOUNTAINS Ski Condo $132,000 Ravenna Bungalow $214,900 Heathcote Bungalow $259,000 Redwing House $117,000 Ski Chalet $225,000 Building Lot $229,000 MINTO TOWNSHIP Clifford Building Lots 4 @ $49,900 COLLINGWOOD Golf Course Condo $195,000 RENTALS 3 BDRM House $1,700/month 2 BDRM Condo $975/month 3 BDRM Ski Chalet $7,000/season WANTED: Farm, village, and country properties, not currently listed. John Seymour Sales Rep 705-888-1155 705-446-2444

Cookstown Stockyard Report A light run of steers and heifers traded actively with prices at least $5/cwt higher. Choice steers $135 to $139 with a high of $139.50. Good steers $129 to $134 and aged and medium types $124 to $129 with a high of $132. Choice heifers $135 to $139 with a high of $139.25. Good heifers $129 to $134 and no dairy. Cows and bulls sold actively at prices $3-5/cwt higher. Export cows $70 to $80 with a high of $85. Beef cows $80 to $90 with a high of $98. Dairy cows $72 to $82 with a high of $86. Canners $48 to $60. Plan types $45 + down and bulls $76 to $91.50. A very light run of replacements sold fully steady to strong. STS: 800-1000 lbs, nothing to report. 700-800 lbs $161 to $177 with a high of $179. 500-700 lbs $149 to $191 with a high of $191.75 and 300500 lbs $151 to $188 with a high of $190. HFS: 800 lbs and up, nothing to report. 600-800 lbs $122 to $143 with a high of $147.50. 300-600 lbs $134 to $160 with a high of $178. Veal calves traded active and steady. Beef $125 to $150. Dairy $135 to $145 with a high of $152 and plain and heavy types $110 to $120. All classes of lambs sold actively at prices $10-15/cwt higher. Sheep and mature goats sold steady. No kid goats on offer. New crop lambs $170 to $260 with a high of $280. Lambs 65-80 lbs $190 to $215 with a high of $290. 80-95 lbs $180 to $210 with a high of $230 and heavies $170 to $205 with a high of $212.50. Sheep $75 to $110 with a high of $120. Rams $80 to $100 with a high of $115. Goats $65 to $125 with a high of $140 and billies $150 to $250 with a high of $300.

Save heating costs cleverly (NC) There’s an old saying that “every mile feels like two in winter”. And, in Canada, our energy bills often double as well. During the colder, darker days, families tend to spend more time indoors where it’s warm and comfy. It’s no wonder then, that the average family struggles to find a balance between maintaining a comfortable home, while still being energy efficient, environmentally-friendly, and keeping the heating bills down. “There are plenty of easy and everyday ways to make a big difference around your home, and small actions can make a positive impact on the environment and help with some savings,” says Mary Desjardins, Executive Director of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. Some tips she found include: One sweater is all it takes to turn down the thermostat. One bamboo plant can improve air quality in your house. Bamboo plants also emit moisture into the air, helping to increase humidity levels. One pair of slippers and one kitchen mat will keep your feet protected from the cold floor and make a difference on your heating bill Ten per cent can be saved on your average heating bill by turning your thermostat down one degree at night and while away at work. 120 degrees as a setting for your water tank will reduce heating costs. By simply doing the ‘math’, you can help conserve energy and … some coin.

Letter from Queen’s Park

(from the office of Bill Walker, MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound) Despite the Liberal government’s mismanagement of Ontario’s finances, pending tax increases and serial scandals, the year 2013 was overall positive for the Official Opposition at Queen’s Park, says Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker. A number of the PC Caucus members’ motions and bills were passed by the Legislature this year, including Walker’s own motion that calls on the government to immediately strike an all-party committee to study transportation needs in rural and Northern Ontario. “As much as I and my caucus colleagues are ready and willing to get Ontario back on the right track, we technically cannot as we’re not the government. But, as Opposition members in a minority parliament, we can however chip away at some issues important to our constituents through private bills and motions and help to bring about positive change for some Ontarians.” Among those bills that passed were Whitby MPP Christine Elliott’s motion for a select committee on Mental Health Developmental Services, Elgin-MiddlesexLondon MPP Jeff Yurek’s Ryan’s Law, which calls for standardized asthma-management plans in Ontario schools, Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman’s carbon-monoxide bill, Sarnia MPP Bob Bailey’s Call Before You Dig bill, and Barrie MPP Rod Jackson’s The Youth Right to Care, which extends the right to care to children aged 16 and older, will be soon called for Third and final reading. “These are all great pieces of legislation that will have a significant impact on families, seniors and youth who otherwise would have been left neglected by the government,” Walker says, adding that he never shies away from supporting a good bill, regardless of the bill’s party affiliation. “Some of the change achieved through these private bills was long overdue, and I think that’s a major step forward for all of us.” Walker, who spends a majority of his time at Queen’s Park debating bills, says he wasn’t surprised when his name popped up on the Top 10 Year-end 2013 Queen’s Park Speakers Statistics. According to Ontario Monitor, a website dedicated to tracking activities in the Parliament, Walker was the 7th most prolific speaker with 85,427 words spoken over the past 12 months. “With the Liberal government’s shameful management record, including the cancelled gas plants, Ornge, OPG and eHealth scandals, it was hard to keep quiet,” he says. “It is my job to hold the government accountable. And so I tried my best to make it clear to this government that every dollar wasted on these scandals was a dollar taken away from health and social programs and services needed in Bruce-GreyOwen Sound, at every opportunity.”

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30 Years Ago... The two New Year’s dances in Dundalk each attracted a large crowd in Dundalk. Gord and Audie Henry entertained at the community centre and Jeff Berry and his orchestra played at the Dundalk Legion Hall. Winners of a draw sponsored by businesses in the downtown of Dundalk: Michael Sherson, Harold Stinson, B. Sinclair, Barbara Gordon, Gemma Tessarius, Marjorie Williams and Bruce Bell. There were 35 businesses participating. Died: Elsie (Duncan) Wilson on Dec. 27 at Dufferin Oaks in her 88th year. She and her husband Noble farmed at Boothville before moving to Dundalk. Laura (Nicholls) Fowler on Dec. 25 in her 83rd year at Dufferin Oaks. Beloved wife of the late Edwin Fowler and Robert Lee. Mrs. Manley (Giles) Quinn was born Sept. 15, 1925 in England. She was predeceased by her husband. The Flesherton-area family of Walter and Florence Warren lost all their belongings in a fire just after Christmas. They were left with just the clothes they were wearing, and are temporarily staying in Dundalk. Pictured from the Highland Playhouse concert were: step-dancers Annette Beatty and Dana McCannell, and The Black family, with George and Leonard on violins, Robert on the banjo and Helen (Black) Pallister on the piano. Harold and Dorothy Falconer of Flesherton are to be congratulated on their recent celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. Another couple celebrated their 58th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Torrance Williams. Mrs. Agnes Porter of Flesherton celebrated her 90th birthday at a come and go tea earlier in the fall. The Singing Belles enjoyed a Christmas get-together. Those present were: Shirley Richardson, Julie Arnill, Ann McNalty, Eileen Irwin, Fran Heard, Marjorie Pallister, Gayle Goheen, Margaret Lindsay, Mary Hendry, Shirley Jackson, Maxine Copeland, Barb Harrison, Eileen McCabe, Bonnie Black, June Wilson, Carol Beatty, Helgi Scott, Dorothy DeJong, Carolyn Jack (accompanist) and Delmar McKinnon (director). Marion Duncan was absent because of illness, and Ellie Van Vliet because she took the picture! Elmer and Lena Dynes, formerly of Melancthon Township, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 4 in Shelburne. The Diggers semi-pro team were pictured in the Jan. 11 paper: Lyle Ferris, Harry Service, Vinnie Ricci, Larry Smith, Jeff Seeley, Kirk Henry, Doug Aitkens, Brent Osborne, Fred North; Les Franks (coach), Jerome Mineo, Bob Young, Wayne Squirrell, Steve MacDonald, Jack Seeley, Fred Rutledge. The team is sponsored by Franks Bros. Construction. The Dundalk Legion supported minor hockey teams, softball teams, fair, community centre, band, entrance sings for the town, as well as equipment to Centre Grey Hospital and Dundalk Firefighters. The Dundalk Service Club members enjoyed a meal of roast moose meat, roast venison and roast beef, at the

regular January meeting, with Bill McCannell the new president, taking the meeting. Other executive members are: Mel Henry, Vern Hargrave, Emerson Ludlow and Norman Acheson (past president). Dundalk Flyerettes are playing in a league with Oro, Ivy and Thornton. Wearing the new blue and white are: Julie Arnill, Sonia Livingston, Lisa Burnett, Paula Graham, Michelle Stevens, Lisa Gardner, Val Talbot, Dorothy Beintema, Lori Clark, Karen McLellan, Darlene Young, and Donna MacLachlan. Birth: Murray and Jean Taylor are very happy to announce the birth of their son, Shane Murray on Dec. 26, 1983 at Markdale hospital. Andy and Cathy Weldrick are thrilled to announce the arrival of their son Mitchel Adam on Dec. 30. Jamie and Sandy Gott are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Crystal Anne on Dec. 27. Sally and Gordon Herriott are very pleased to announce the birth of their New Year’s baby, Christopher Gordon. Died: Alfred Pynn of RR 2 Flesherton in his 91st year on Jan. 7. Paul Gillies in his 80th year on Jan. 7, 1984, in Centre Grey hospital in Markdale. Leslie Smith of Flesherton on Sunday, Jan. 1, in Markdale hospital, originally of Osprey Township, leaving to mourn his wife, Cora. Some baseball pictures appeared in the Jan. 11 paper, of the house league senior and junior champion teams. Phyllis Seeley (coach – seniors) and Billie McInnis, Sean Van Alstine, Bob Irving, Mark Seeley, Paul Pipher, Steven VanAlstine (assistant coach) Scott Seeley, Sandy Brander, Tracy Moore, Gemma Tressider. Absent: Sue VanAlstine, coach; John Stephenson, Mark Milliner, Barb McInnis. For the Junior Division: Melissa Mulligan (coach), Jonathon Stewart, Jonathon Mulligan, Patrick Mulligan, Larry Crawford, Brian McLaren, Pat Stewart (coach), Blair Rach, Mark Ferris, Andrew Stewart, Neil Seeley, Craig Nelson, Dawn Franks, Vicki Seeley, Becky Luxton.

50 Years Ago... Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carter have moved to their new residence in Dundalk. David Ruttan has purchased the Carter farm in Melancthon. Mrs. David Seeley of Dundalk celebrated her 90th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 5, 1963. She is a patient in Centre Grey Hospital. Shirley Porter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Porter of Ventry district, fell and broke her collar bone at Dundalk arena. Shirley is a student at Dundalk High School. Dundalk Fire Brigade responded to a call at the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Wilhelm, No. 10 Highway north, when a fire broke out in the rear part of the house. Fire Chief Wally Wellwood estimated the damage at $1,800. Mr. and Mrs. John Jamieson of Dundalk marked their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 29, 1963.

THE GANG’S ALL HERE – This picture was taken about 1943-44 in front of the Dundalk Town Hall, facing east. Shown are Audrey (Dinsmore) Duncan, Stan Teeter, Isabel Rich, Jim Armstrong, Bill “Bozo” Ashton, Alfretta (Duff) Mills, Jean Aitcheson, Jim Stephenson and Jack Haw. The picture was submitted by Audrey Duncan of Etobicoke. The couple farmed on the Third Line, Osprey (Hatherton), for 40 years, retiring to Dundalk in 1963. The family comprises one daughter, Mrs. George Ball of Hatherton, one son, Lawrence of Mayburne and a foster son, David Melrose, of Collingwood. Mr. and Mrs. Ken Murphy of Dundalk attended the funeral in Alliston on Thursday of the former’s grandmother, Mrs. Jos. Murphy. She was in her 100th year. Norman Pipher, who recently returned from spending 26 months in Scotland, has been named manager of the Dundalk Grocery Department. Died: Mrs. Herbert Nicholls, in the Dundalk Nursing Home, at the age of 86. She and her husband farmed in the Inistoge area and later in Corbetton district. She is survived by three sons and four daughters, Lorne of Corbetton, Arthur of Inistoge, Clarence of St. Catharines, Mabel, Mrs. Edgar Morris and Lottie, Mrs. Ernest Grummett of Paris, Ontario; Laura, Mrs. Edwin Fowler, Dundalk and Elsie, Mrs. Herbert Grummett of Wareham. Bill Crystal and Larry Jamieson attend the 7th annual provincial youth conference in Toronto. They participated in a field trip to the Salvation Army’s Harbour Light Clinic for alcoholics in Toronto’s Skid Row area. Dundalk village council gave notice of the intention to stop up the 12-foot laneway between Toronto and Artemesia St. in the village of Dundalk. Osprey Township Junior Farmers elected the slate of officers for 1964: Reg Templeman, Anna McIntyre, Phyllis Young, Larry Brownridge. Each boy received a black jacket and each girl a white sweater, all bearing the crest of Osprey Jr. Farmers. Tenders have been called for the new post office for Shelburne, facing north on First Ave. at William St. The weather has been quite

snappy of late. Saturday, Jan. 11 was a fine day after Friday’s storm. The mercury dipped to 14 below Farenheit during Saturday night, with below zero temperatures every night since. The official opening of Talisman ski resort in the scenic Beaver Valley was held recently, with the Minister of Travel and Publicity in attendance, along with co-owners Alec Graydon and Bruce Pritchard and Reeve Gordon McMullen of Euphrasia. The last Thursday morning issue of the paper was published Jan. 16. Wednesday afternoon will be the new time of publication, to enable many readers outside of Dundalk and its rural routes to receive the paper earlier. If southbound papers fail to catch the evening or night mail trucks, there is a delay of one full day in delivery. For some time staff of The Dundalk Herald has been delivering papers by car to Corbetton, Melancthon and Shelburne on Thursday morning.

70 Years ago The Herald, like all other newspapers, is now rationed on newsprint, on the basis of the gross weight of print paper used during the calendar year ended Dec. 1942. The Christmas card sent out by the Canadian Bridge Co. Ltd. has an excellent picture of the auxiliary oil tanker, HMCS “Dundalk.” New faces on Grey County council will include Reeve Sam Todd, Dundalk, Reeve Wm. Jack, Proton Twp., Reeve John A. Davis, Artemesia; Reeve J.M. Patterson and Deputy-reeve W.J. Aldcorn, Egremont, Reeve Morton Sayers and Deputy-Reeve Fred Hale, Osprey. Died: On Jan. 5, 1944 at Paris, Ont., W.G. Pickell, editor of The Paris Star. Mr. Pickell, a native of Flesherton, was editor of The Herald for three years while J.R. Macintyre retained his position as clerk in the private bank here of Wm. Lucas & Co., Markdale.

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Grey County weathers the storm


as reported in the press release. Warden Milne continued, “Transportation Services and Emergency Medical Services worked hard to keep our community safe. We heard accounts of plows escorting ambulances during emergency calls. Our staff in social services and long-term care staff continued their great work in supporting our most vulnerable people during the storm and staff throughout the administration worked diligently to keep everyone informed and operations running smoothly. “It was an all-hands-ondeck situation and our staff rose to the task. This kind of service is commendable, although not surprising given the extraordinary quality and dedication of our employees.” Transportation crews worked around the clock to clear roads during the continuous snowfall. The county reported that many plow operators slept between shifts in the County’s regional Transportation Depots rather than returning home, in order to ensure they would be ready for the next shift and ready to continue the difficult and time-consuming work of clearing roads. Road conditions were the top concern for everyone in Grey County during the storm. From January 1st to 8th, Grey County’s winter road conditions webpage reported 40,468 unique page views and the road conditions livecameras saw 18,677 page views, demonstrating the importance of the County’s virtual public service and communications in helping keep residents, businesses and visitors informed

about travel conditions in our area. Paramedics and plow operators worked together, the county stated, with local fire departments to transport patients and respond to emergencies during the worst of the storm, with snow plows used during calls in Chatsworth and Meaford to help ambulance crews navigate snow-covered roads. From January 6th through January 8th, Grey County Paramedics responded to 60 emergency calls. The blizzard conditions also caused some power outages throughout the region and left one of the County’s apartment buildings in Hanover without heat on Tuesday morning. The building custodian was able to make it to work, but the heating contractor was unable to make it to the building to repair the boilers. Working with the heating contractor over the phone, the Grey County custodian was able to restore heat to the residents, which meant no one had to be relocated and all residents were able to stay warm and safe at home during the worst of the storm. Commending County staff on their exceptional efforts, Warden Milne said, “Throughout the storm, Grey County staff across all departments continued to take care of our most vulnerable community members and worked hard to provide the services that keep our community safe and operating smoothly. On behalf of County Council, I’d like to thank our staff, residents and businesses for doing their part in keeping our community safe this winter.”



increases to the rate of inflation. She said eliminating projects wasn’t the only way to balance the budget, and that there could be gains from streamlining and efficiencies, which are being adopted. There is expected to be a surplus from 2013, and the amount should be known by the first council meeting in February. It would be possible to roll that over as a revenue item rather than put it into reserves. Mayor Brian Milne mentioned that the library budget hadn’t been touched, while some others had been cut, so that was something to be looked at. Councillor Pat Franks said that Councillor Evans, who is on the library board, says that the total budget is smaller, so any increase expressed as a percentage looks like more. CAO REPORT The new industrial zoning bylaw for the township will be going for peer review to planner Martin Rendl. It is expected to be completed in one to two months. Council accepted with regret the resignation of Raylene Martell, effective Jan. 3. The job for an administrative assistant is being advertised. The township has received 12 resumés for

which carries a total fine of $110. To ride legally, snowmobile operators must always carry: - Valid driver’s licence (or if under age 16, a Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence) Proof of snowmobile ownership - Sled registration (including properly placed registration numbers and validation sticker on sled) - Proof of sled insurance (pink slip) Approved snowmobile helmet (for each rider) - While snowmobiling for recreation on an OFSC Prescribed Trail, a 2014 Snowmobile Trail Permit (properly displayed on the sled) with permit receipt. For more information on snowmobiling visit, www.

DUFFERIN OPP RELEASE LOCAL FESTIVE RIDE LOCAL STATS Between November 23, 2013 and January 2,2014 Dufferin OPP conducted 94 RIDE spot checks in various locations around Dufferin County. The RIDE checks

Although the weather has warmed up considerably in the last few days, Grey County was hammered with the effects of the polar vortex last week, with widespread significant snowfall and whiteout conditions across the County from last Monday evening through Wednesday afternoon. Blizzard conditions closed roads across the County and throughout much of the region, with several counties across Southwestern Ontario reporting the closure of all roads at one point during the worst of the wintry conditions. “People in Grey County are no strangers to winter weather, but the polar vortex gave us the type of storm that even we don’t see that often,” said Warden Brian Milne in a press release from the county. The county said that road closures and blizzard conditions forced the rescheduling of the January 7th County Council meeting and closed the County Administration Building and Provincial Offences Court in Owen Sound on January 8th; Grey Roots Museum and Archives was also forced to close January 7th and 8th due to inclement weather. At the rescheduled County Council meeting on January 9th, Warden Milne praised the work of Grey County staff in responding to the storm. “Throughout the storm, Grey County staff worked hard to continue providing essential services to our community,” he said,

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the position of Planner/ EDO Officer. A short list for interviews will be prepared. In the meantime, planning matters will be handled by Pioneer Planning Solutions as a temporary consultant. The firm is run by Clinton Stredwick of Owen Sound. He has municipal planning experience with Georgian Shores.

TAKING FLIGHT – Paul Eagles of Branchton caught this Snowy Owl in flight about 2 km south of Dundalk on Friday afternoon, January 3. (submitted photo)

Local farm-tochef videos launch at Grey Roots

Theresa Albert, a Toronto nutritionist and food blogger is launching nine “video journeys” celebrating local farmers and chefs on Monday, January 20 at Grey Roots Museum in Owen Sound. The invitation-only video showing will be followed by a reception featuring local food prepared by five of the County’s best chefs. “Grey County is ‘real country’, authentic, unspoiled and true to its historical roots in agriculture. The videos showcase today’s local farmers, so many of them young and innovative, who are sharing the spotlight with

resulted in 2,233 vehicles checked, 28 road-side tests, three 3-day drivers license suspensions, one 7-day drivers license suspension, three Impaired Driving/Over 80 mgs charges. Dufferin OPP also laid two Race/Stunt Drive charges in addition to RIDE spot checks held.

established farm families about all that is wonderful where we live now!”, says Linda Reader economic development consultant and a member of the team that leads the Grey County Chefs’ Forum. The videos produced during the fall of 2013 are produced with the assistance of Grey County Economic The nine local producers are: Rob Roy Market Garden, KountryRoad Farms (duck), Osprey Bluffs Honey, Killannan Breweries, Saugeen Dairy products, Northwoods Mushrooms, Pheasant Hill Farm game birds, Wooldrift Farm sheep cheese and lamb, and Roy’l Acres micro greens and shoots. Chef Shawn Adler from The Flying Spatula and Chestnut, Chef Keith Hagedorn of the Beaver Valley Ski Club, Chef Chris Bishop of Peasemarsh Farms, and Chef Shaun Edmonstone from the Bruce Wine Bar will create an outstanding sampling of local fare after the video presentations. Chef Gary Gingras of Cedars Cottage Resort a founding member of the Chefs’ Forum Advisory Committee, will also be in attendance.

Since October 2012, the Chefs’ Forum has been breaking new ground with innovative initiatives. First, a series of business-to-business trade shows were created to link farmers with commercial buyers and chefs. Next, with the help of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, an interactive web-site that connects buyers and producers on-line was established in the summer of 2013. Most recently, the distribution of local products to the GTA began in December 2013, with 100 KM Foods Inc., an established Toronto based local food distributor taking the first delivery of Chefs’ Forum produce to the city. In the works is a food hub to facilitate even more distribution of local food in partnership with 100 KM Foods Inc. over the coming year.