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From four colonies to what it is today, "The True North Strong and Free", Canada is one of the most respected country in the world and definitely one of the best place to live. According to MacLeans, (99 reasons why it's or em ail: in f o@t h eseek er .ca better to be Canadian, 2013 ) Canadians live longer, have more sex, less suicides, are better educated, more fit, are more tolerant, embrace other cultures and are environmentally conscientious. We're loved everywhere we go and we're pretty respectful. So we shoul d cel ebrat e our origins, our cul t ure and our ident it y!

All across Canada, initiatives have been taken to make sure the party goes on all year. Free activities taking place nationwide will ensure that every Canadian, in their own communities, can take part in the festivities. One of the perks, you can get is a "discovery pass" which will give you unlimited opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country! For Free! (http:/ / ) Locally, plenty will be happening. Already, we kick started the year with an awesome day of wintry fun at Lamoureux park and every night, you can witness the progression of "Light Up Cornwall" , where the Clock Tower, bandshell, Citizen of the Year walkway and other landmarks in the Park have been lit up for all to enjoy! Our own little "Alight at NightS spectacular!

To make sure every Cornwallite can enjoy this festival of lights, the 150 Committee has schedule a Handy Bus for every Friday in February. The vehicle will act as a tour bus taking people through the Park. Saturdays from 3pm to 8pm, take the kids Your one st op shopf or... tobogganing. Large bundles of hay have been lined up at the end of the hill located near the splash pad and There is be skating at the pond in the Rotary Eco Garden. The food concession is opened for hot chocolate Advert ising and MockTail pastries, a true Canadian delicacy.


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TIM HORTONS PRESENTS BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE 2017 - The 2017 Tim Hortons Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 4th in Cornwall and on Sunday, February 5th in Chesterville. The annual fundraiser is integral to the operation of the seven free mentoring programs provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall and District. The event sees over 200 teams of local bowlers lacing up to help the non-profit agency raise close to 30% of their annual operating budget. ?We are already seeing new teams signing up for this year?s event and look forward to seeing even more new teams join us!? said Executive Director Amanda Brisson. Brisson said the influx of new teams is an encouraging sign that, with the community?s help, BBBS will meet and possibly surpass the sum raised last year. BBBS mentorships instill trust and self-confidence in the youth enrolled and provides opportunities for them to learn leadership skills and try new things, all while having fun. Join over 1000 bowlers and help raise funds to support Big Brothers Big Sisters free mentoring programs for area children and youth! Start the ball rolling by contacting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cornwall and District by phone at 613 933-8035 or by email at cornwal l @bigbrot hersbigsist

BEER FEST RETURNS - The Summer Beer Fest is an interactive craft beer tasting event that is founded on the core principle of celebrating the best of our community that is organized every summer by the Seaway Food Festival. The main objective of the online community is to promote Cornwall as a ?foodie destination? in Southeastern Ontario and attract tourists from the Province, Quebec, and even the United States. With the tremendous growth of our local culinary scene and the development of the Ontario Brewing industry, especially in the Capital Region, Cornwall?s Summer Beer Fest has become the intersection of the best beer and food in the area. Last summer?s edition drew over 1,750 festival goers and with an even bigger turnout expected this summer, Summer Beer Fest will move to the spacious riverfront of Lamoureux Park: ?In the back of my mind, this was always part of the natural progression of what we were trying to do. But none of this would be possible without the tremendous support we have seen from our ?Seaway Foodies?, the city, the restaurants, and our partners! We think we are on the cusp on building something really great here, something that the community as a whole can be proud of. We are very conscious of the unique experience that Summer Beer Fest has presented consumers with in the past, and with this move we are very focused on continuing to deliver a top-notch event,? explained Sebastien Manigat, Director of the Seaway Festival. ?SIX IN A ROW FOR THE CORNWALL COLTS - Six different Colts scored as Cornwall whipped

Hawkesbury 6-1 in their first game in 2017. The win pushes the Cornwall Colts into 3rd place overall in the CCHL standings with a record of 23-12-1-3 for 50 points. Dean Derouchie led the Cornwall Colts with a goal (11) and an assist. Tristan Conrad (4), Nick Lalonde (17), Massimo Luciani (5), Konnor MacCormick (11) and Brennan Markell (9) also scored for the Colts. Keegan Mulhearn chipped in with two assists. The Hawks outshot the Colts 39-26 with Liam Lascelle making 38 saves to earn his 16th win of the season. The Wendy?s Restaurant 3 Stars were First Star Dean Derouchie (COR), Second Star Liam Lascelle (COR) and Third Star Charles Levesque (HAW). The Cornwall Colts returned home to face the Nepean Raiders yestereday (Thursday, January 12th) at the Ed Lumley Arena. SLYDE ANNOUNCE NEW EP TITLED BACK AGAIN Canadian melodic prog rockers Slyde are happy to announce their musical return with the new EP Back Again, due for release on February 17th. In celebration of the news, the band are streaming the first track from the EP, ?Fading?on their Soundcloud. ?We are excited to officially release our new 4-track EP ?Back Again? on February 17 2017. It will be available through our bandcamp page, as well as iTunes, Amazon, and else where,? said Nathan Da Silva. For fans of Haken, Rush, Dream Theater and more, Slyde are back after a two-year hiatus and a new line-up. Driven by the clean vocals of frontman Nathan Da Silva and the powering keyboards of Sarah Westbrook, Back Again is a fitting return to form from this beguiling four-piece. This recording process was a learning experience for Nathan Da Silva who took up engineering duties on the album. ?The recording process was (and still is) a huge learning experience for me, as I took up the engineering and tracking duties. I am currently co-mixing the 2nd EP with Andres Puche (who also did Back Again) and I?m been learning a lot from him. The 2nd EP should drop late 2017,? added Nathan Da Silva. No Cornwall Ontario date has been set yet, but Nathan Da Silva looks forward to playing in front of a home town crowd once again. GREY CUP WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT NATIONALS GAME on Sat urday, Feb. 4- The Cornwall Nationals are thrilled to announce that Dan West of the Canadian Football League?s Ottawa REDBLACKS will be in attendance at a Nationals game in February ? with the Grey Cup! West, a 30-year-old defensive back from Cornwall,

captured the Grey Cup with the REDBLACKS in November. A pre-game ceremony will take place prior to the Nationals game vs. the Danbury Titans on Saturday, Feb. 4. Fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with West, the Grey Cup and other special guests. This special night will feature all kinds of exciting promotions and giveaways.The Nationals will also host an exclusive after party immediately following the game, where fans will get to further interact with West and the Grey Cup. The Nationals will also take this opportunity to give back to the community. The FHL team will look to raise funds and awareness for five local charitable organizations via 50/ 50 draws, silent auctions and other fundraisers throughout the night. Proceeds from the night will be split in the following capacity: · The Sunrise Rotary Club will continue their 50/ 50 efforts and The Nationals will donate their portion so as to allow the Rotary to increase their share of the profits. · Attendees will be asked to bring canned goods which will be collected at the ticket entrance for the Agape Food Bank. · A silent auction will be ongoing throughout the night and will feature donated prizes with all proceeds going to Carefor Hospice Cornwall. · We will be selling CHEO bears (small signs people can write their name on and feature on our display wall) and a raffle ticket will be included with the purchase of each CHEO bear, with the prize being a Nationals jersey signed by the entire team. · Baldwin House will profit from the Official Grey Cup After-Party taking place at Boston Pizza. The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/ students and $5 for children under the age of 12. MAYOR O?SHAUGHNESSY ELECTED CHAIR Mayor Leslie O?Shaughnessy has been elected Chair of the Eastern Ontario Mayors?Caucus, an advocacy group representing 11 urban centres in Eastern Ontario. Mayor O?Shaughnessy was elected on Friday during the group?s first regular meeting of 2017 in Kingston. He succeeds Mayor Bryan Paterson of Kingston as Chair of the EOMC. The EOMC represents 11 separated municipalities in eastern Ontario, stretching from Cornwall in the east to Peterborough in the west. The Mayors of Prescott, Brockville, Gananoque, Kingston, Belleville, Pembroke, Smiths Falls, Prince Edward County and Quinte West also form part of the EOMC. ?Each municipality in the EOMC has its own unique challenges and opportunities however there are numerous issues where we can benefit by working together with a unified voice,? said Mayor O?Shaughnessy. ?I am thrilled to be leading the Caucus as we look to advance the interests of Eastern Ontario towns and cities at Queen?s Park and Parliament Hill.? The EOMC will be meeting in the near future to discuss priorities for the coming years. Some past priorities have included reforming Ontario?s interest arbitration system for emergency services, establishing sustainable, predictable infrastructure funding from other levels of government and developing an economic strategy for Eastern Ontario in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Wardens?Caucus.

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Article and Photo by Jason Setnyk Cornwall Ontario ? Jesse Winchester will feel at home when he is behind the bench as an honorary coach for the CJHL Prospects Game which takes place Wednesday, January 25th at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Jesse Winchester and Chad Kilger, both CJHL Cornwall Colts alumni and NHL alumni, will be serving as honorary coaches of Team West and Team East respectively. NHL, NCAA, and CIS scouts will be in attendance for the contest which will feature 40 of the top NHL Draft eligible players from across the entire 10-league CJHL.


Jesse Winchester is the perfect role model for these prospects. He spent six years in the NHL playing for the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers. In 2014 he signed a two year contract with the Colorado Avalanche but was unable to play due to injury. He has a career total of 20 goals, 50 assists and 70 points in 285 NHL games. His road to the NHL began in Cornwall Ontario playing Jr. A. Born in nearby Long Sault, Jesse Winchester played with the Cornwall Colts from 2001 to 2004. In his final season with the Colts he had 23 goals, 59 assist, and 82 points in 54 games. The Cornwall Colts are celebrating their 25th anniversary this season, and he has fond memories playing with them at the old Si Miller Arena on Water Street. ?I think the team has performed really well this year considering they missed the playoffs last year, and that is great to see. I keep tabs on many of the kids on the roster and I am happy to see them doing so well. Some of my fondest memories of my Colts days are of the crowds that used to pack the Si Miller arena every Thursday night, and how fun it was to play junior in a sold out barn,? reminisced Winchester. After the Colts he played NCAA DI Hockey at Colgate for four seasons. In his final three seasons of NCAA Jesse Winchester averaged about a point a game. This is the 10th anniversary of the CJHL Prospects game. Although Jesse Winchester never played in a tournament like this one, he understands the pressures of playing in front of NHL scouts. That is exactly what he had to do while playing for Colgate University. ?Unfortunately I never had the chance to play in a similar tournament. To my knowledge they did not have a prospects game like this when I played for the Cornwall Colts, and if they did, clearly I wasn?t ready to be considered! It wasn?t until I was in college that NHL teams really took an interest in my abilities, and even then as I ?knew? I was going to have an opportunity to play professionally, mentally I tried my best to keep the attention from becoming a distraction, and just enjoyed playing and helping my team win,? reflected Winchester. It?s just about every young hockey players dream to play in the NHL, and while playing with Colgate University, Winchester was offered an NHL contract. He turned it down to improve his game and to complete his degree. It was a tough decision at the time, but it was the right one for Winchester. ?At that point in time it was the toughest decision I had ever been faced with. I opted to stay at Colgate because it was the right one for me. I had never been around the pro game, or pro players for that matter, and I needed time to prepare physically and mentally to make the jump. Also, I felt like I could still improve at the college level, and that was my reason for staying. Looking back I am glad I finished because it allowed me to also get my degree which was important to me too,? reflected Winchester.

For those prospects who dream of one day playing for the NHL, Winchester has some sound advice. They must respect the game and commit themselves to improving and getting better every day. ?The only real advice that I can offer them is to make sure they realize how fortunate they are to be able to play the game at a high level. Most kids coming from this level are still years away from playing in the NHL so the road to get there is a tough one. It?s doable, for sure, but they must learn to really respect the game and commit themselves to getting better every day if they want to someday earn the opportunity to play in the best league in the world,? stated Winchester. Winchester, who had unresolved concussion symptoms, and unable to participate in the Colorado Avalanche training camp, is now retired from professional hockey. He is healthy now, and focusing on the next chapter of his life. ?The symptoms were unresolved. It was an emotionally draining process because the recovery took so long and I had tried so many different treatments, and because I knew what it meant for my career, but I am healthy now and I am happily retired from the game. I was so fortunate to have lived my dream, and I am now taking the time to enjoy my family while I focus on my next career?, said Winchester. Jesse Winchester did see some hockey action last month at an NHL alumni game. He played a charity game and scored a goal in front of the Cornwall crowd. ?I really enjoyed hanging out with guys who played long before I did. We laughed a lot and it was great to see that they are all such amazing ambassadors of the game. Playing in Cornwall is always special and we were all blown away by the size of the crowd that came out to watch us,? said Winchester. Will Jesse Winchester return to the game and become a coach? It?s certainly a possibility at some point. ?I have considered it, I would love it, and I won?t ever stray too far from the game, but I am also taking some time to pursue some of my other interests to see if there?s a possible career fit elsewhere for me,? Winchester disclosed. Winchester will get a taste of coaching at the CJHL Prospects Game that takes place on Wednesday, January 25th at the Cornwall Civic Complex. The game starts at 7:30pm. Tickets for the CJHL Prospects Game are now on sale at the Cornwall Civic Complex box office from 8:30am to 4:30pm ? Monday to Friday. Call 613-938-9400 or by e-mail contact David Murphy here ? The cost for tickets is $10 each; $9 per-person for groups of 20 or more, while children 12 and under are $5.

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Ryan w ould dance ar ound and hand out Elvis scar ves to all of the sw ooning ladies in the audience. It w as hilar ious because he w as this cute and young boy that could dance up a stor m w hile singing! It's an ar t that not m any can accom plish, to be about to do both at once and to be skilled at it! He had all of the r ight m oves even at age 8 and 10. His par ents Tom and Donna w er e both ver y suppor tive of their childr en Ryan and M andi and they dr ove him to Ottaw a a couple of tim es each w eek so that he could lear n how to dance pr ofessionally at a dance school.

Ar ticle by M a i-Liis Renaud Photos: Angie's M odels & Ta lent I nc.

A few year s ago, Januar y 20th, 2012 to be exact, I had the pleasur e of w r iting an ar ticle about Kathy Sm ar t, titled Kathy Sm ar t - Local gir l gone Big! Kathy, bor n a Bur gess, is now a M ulti-Aw ar d W inning Nutr itionist, Best-Selling Author , Keynote Speaker , Huffington Post Wr iter and is also know n as Nor th Am er ica's Gluten Fr ee Exper t. Well, today, also in Januar y but 5 year s later , I am w r iting another ar ticle about another local bor n celebr ity, this tim e titled "Ryan Gosling - Local Boy gone Big-ger !" W hy Big-ger you ask? Well, because last year at this tim e w hen the Seeker pr esented our Top 10 Citizens of 2015, guess w ho w as fir st on the list? Don't r em em ber w ell I'll r em ind you ... it w as Cor nw all's ver y ow n Ryan Gosling w ho had alr eady m ade a nam e for him self last year and em br aced the fact, on Am er ican National TV and on Satur day Night Live, that he is not only Canadian, but gr ew up in Cor nw all and still has fam ily up her e. W hat a gr eat w ay to acknow ledge our sm all city!

Angie Sakla-Seym our of Angie's M odels & Talent Inc. (for m er ly of Cor nw all, now an inter national agency and based in Ottaw a) played a lar ge par t in having Ryan Gosling and our young daughter Car oline M cDonald, w ho w as also gifted in Hip Hop Dance and Jazz, per for m befor e each of her local m odeling show s. The audiences loved to see this tiny pr e-teen boy and gir l br eakdance and hip hop. Ryan later w ent on to star as a M ouseketeer in the M ickey M ouse Club, TV show s, on to a Hollyw ood star w hile our daughter becam e Dr. Car oline M cDonald-Har ker , a Pr ofessor at M ount Royal Univer sity in Calgar y and an accom plished Social Resear cher and author.

RyanGosl ing- LocalBoygoneBig-ger!

Cor nw all should be ver y pr oud of our young people; if you w or k har d enough, you can becom e anything that you w ant to be in this w or ld".

This Januar y how ever , he has ear ned the title of Big-ger because last Sunday night, (Januar y 8th) along w ith the entir e cast and cr ew of the m usical La La Land, he celebr ated his Golden Globe Aw ar d and once again m ade Cor nw all pr oud!

Angie Sakla Seym our of Angie's M odels & Talent Inc. added, "I knew it fr om day one. That Ryan w as a star ! All he w anted to do is to per for m . Singing and dancing w as his passion. We booked him for the gover nm ent Xm as par ties. He w ould per for m for all our fashion show s. Fir st fashion show at the Cor nw all Squar e. Then over at the M assena M all. His father w ould br ing him to all our show s w ith his equipm ent. His M om and sister M andy w ould attend as w ell. He had gr eat fam ily suppor t."

I listened to Ryan's acceptance speech at the Aw ar ds w her e he w on a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his r ole in the 2016 m usical La La Land and and then listened to an inter view that he did back in 1993 w ith TV Cogeco her e in Cor nw all . In the inter view w ith Cogeco he w as asked - Do you have any tips for the Big Stage? and the answ er fr om then 13 year old Ryan w as "just be your self ". Dur ing his acceptance speech he w as just that, him self, and as Angie Sakla Seym our of Angie's M odels and Talent Inc., w ho saw him 3 or 4 year s ago in New Yor k City, said to m e , "he is still the sw eetest and nicest per son. Ther e is only one Ryan Gosling! We ar e ver y pr oud! " Ryan Thom as Gosling w as bor n Novem ber 12, 1980, in London, Ontar io, the son of Donna (W ilson) and Thom as Ray Gosling. W hen Ryan w as young the fam ily m oved to Cor nw all w her e Ryan attended Gladstone Public School and later CCVS. The fam ily w er e m em ber s of the Chur ch of Jesus Chr ist of Latter day Saints on Cor nw all Centr e Road and that is w her e my sister -in-law , Denise M cDonald m et him .

I myself r em em ber attending a few of Angie's show s w her e Ryan w ould m odel and per for m . The last show he did w as at the civic com plex after he booked the M ouseketeer show. He w as m odeling for Spor ts Exper ts and he couldn't finish the r unw ay w alk . He felt he had to do som ething m or e instead of just w alking. All these show s w er e to r aise m oney for The Hotel Dieu Childr ens w ar d. Angie added, " Ryan took his childhood singing and dancing, w hich he kept in his back pocket all these year s and finally unleashed it to w in a Golden Globe.

"Ryan and the Gosling Fam ily w er e w ell know n in our chur ch, as excellent m usicians, singer s and dancer s.

So am azing!"

They enjoyed par ticipating in our talent show s and fam ily skits. His uncle Per r y Gosling did a gr eat Elvis im per sonation show , to w hich young

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THO M PSO N While doing a January toss of some old magazines, I came across a 2014 early summer LCBO book. In it, I found an interesting meal to try. Why is it that you can have a magazine for a couple of years and yet just when you decide to throw it out, you always find an enteresting article to still read or a recipe to try. Anyway, I made this very easy and delicious crispy haddock and veggie dish for our supper. We had extra fish which we made into fish rolls another night. This is really a good meal. I hope you try it. I hadn't realized that this meal's picture was featured right on the cover of the LCBO book. The photo I took of one of our plates looked just as nice as theirs. I was impressed! Thanks to the LCBO for giving us such quality magazines for free! I did add a bit of extra herbs and more veggies. Enjoy!


CRISPY HADDOCK AND VEGGIES - a 30 minut e meal Serves 4.



The 1/ 2 cup of all purpose flour, Mexican chili powder and Kosher salt. Whisk to blend well.


2 large or 4 small haddock fillets, if frozen, thaw first 1/ 2 cup all purpose flour 2 tsp. Mexican chili powder 1 tsp. Kosher salt 2 tbsp. canola oil 1 egg beaten 1/ 4 cup of milk 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard ( I used spicy Gulden Dijon mustard) 1- 1/ 2 cups Panko crumbs 1 tbsp olive oil 2 small zucchini, skin on - sliced on the diagonal about 1/ 4" thick 1 tbsp. rubbed oregano 1-1/ 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes slice in half crosswise 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thinly 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. turbinado sugar 1 tbsp. rubbed basil ground black pepper to taste

METHOD: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.


STEP 1: Assemble a breading station with 3 pie plates. Somewhere in my cupboards, I have a breading set to use and couldn't find it. So I just used foil pie plates.

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PIE PLATE # 2: The beaten egg, milk and Dijon mustard. Whisk to mix well. PIE PLATE # 3: Just the Panko crumbs. - Rinse the haddock, cut the fillets if they are vary large. You will end up with 4 servings of fish. Pat the fillets dry with a piece of paper towelling. - Dip them in the flour mixture, then the beaten egg mixture then the Panko crumbs. - Heat the 2 tbsp. canola oil in a heavy-bottomed frying pan. Add the coated fish fillets into the hot oil. Fry on one side for 1- 1/ 2 to 2 minutes and then turn them over and fry for 1 minute on the second side. Lift the fish from the frying pan. - Place the fish on a parchment lined baking pan and bake them in the preheated oven for 7 minutes.

STEP 3: - Wipe out the frying pan and add the 1 tbsp. olive oil to the pan. - Once hot, add the sliced zucchini and saute the zucchini, seasoning them with rubbed oregano and ground black pepper. Turn once. Remove from the pan. STEP 4: - Saute the sliced tomatoes in the remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil and add the sliced garlic cloves and rubbed basil. Cook until juices are released from the tomatoes. Once soft, I added a tbsp. of turbinado sugar and sauteed them for a few minutes longer. They were sweet and garlicky and very yummy. Imagine using our garden tomatoes here. Even better! - Now, everything should be done at the same time. Plate up, first with the zucchini and tomatoes and gently place the fillet of haddock over top. Add the steamed broccoli and carrots for a very satisfying and nutritious meal. ENJOY! PS: The zucchini and tomatoes should feed 4 but Gary and I ate them all ourselves. PPS: See the nice new square plates we were given for Christmas from our daughter Karen and her husband Jody. A nice change for you to see in my photos. Thanks and hugs!

STEP 2: I also steamed baby carrots and broccoli florets starting at this time.

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People ask me what I do and I will often mention that I setup Maker Spaces. I usually get a blank stare and a polite nod. Eight years ago, I would have responded similarly. It is not an easy task to explain what a Maker Space is. In the 1950's through the 1980's, most junior high schools and high schools had various shop classes. Metal working, automotive, wood working, electronics, and drafting were taught. Also in that same time range, you found a lot of people customizing their cars and vans. Building your own radio in the 1950's and 1960's was not uncommon. Tinkers, hackers, basement builders, inventors are all terms that could be used to describe the innovative, creative people who made their own stuff. However, from the 1990's forward these practical, hands-on school courses were in decline. For automobiles, customizing was often done at the factory. Radio Shack, a store where I once worked, reduced their inventory of electronic components to less than 25% of what they stocked in the late 1970's. However, somewhere around 2005, the start of a new wave of creativity began. That new wave is what some call the Maker movement. So a Maker is simply a creative person who builds their own stuff, and that stuff could range from artwork to mechanical devices to computerized and connected appliances. A sign maker is a Maker. A mechanic who needs to make custom parts is a Maker. An architect who makes a model of their building is a Maker. My grandmother knitted sweaters; yeah, she was a

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Maker too. But what is a Maker Space? A Maker Space is a place that is well stocked with tools that allow Makers to produce their inventive creations. A typical Maker Space will have computers, 3D printers, soldering irons, laser cutters, a drill press, glue guns, conventional hand tools, a 3D scanner, a router, a sewing machine and perhaps a CNC machine. It is a place where people go to design, develop, innovate and create. So who pays f or t he Maker Space? Often, a Maker Space is fully funded by a municipality because they understand that by reducing the financial barriers to creativity the local businesses in the community can prosper. Quite often, a Maker Space will create the conditions that will allow new businesses to form. The operational cost of this type of Maker Space is off-set by user fees. Some Maker Spaces are a private/ public partnership where the municipality will provide the physical space at a highly reduced rent while the members pool their resources to buy the equipment they want. User fees are typically higher, but are still much less than what a single person would have to pay for all the advanced equipment. Private/ public partnership Maker Spaces may have a few sponsors, typically local institutions who could use the resources of the Maker Space. Still other Maker Spaces are fully funded by their members. Fees are typically higher but the assortment of equipment tends to be broader than other Maker Spaces. than Regardless of the funding model, Maker Spaces have been proving to be valuable centres of creativity in many cities around the world. Next week : But who would use a Maker Space?

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Genes and behaviour While genes do not determine behaviour, they play a huge role in what we do and why we do it. Behavioural traits are complex, and are likely to be the result of the expression of many different genes, interacting with each other and with the environment.


Who Do You Feed On? An old man is teaching his grandchildren about life and tells them: "A battle is going inside all humans. It is like between two animals having a terrible fight. This same fight is going on inside you and inside every person.

One is evil , who feels anger, envy, sorrow, regrets, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The ot her is good, who feels joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. The grandchildren though about it for a minute and then asked their grand father: "Which one will win?" The old man simply replied: "The one you feed."

The factors affecting human behaviour are exhibited by humans at certain stages of their development. A society generally expects individuals to have good behaviour and avoid wicked tendencies. Those factors are: at t it ude, percept ion, genet ics, cul t ure, social norms and et hics of a societ y, rel igious incl inat ion, inf l uence by aut horit y and bul l ying. The Good Animal The ability to handle life?s issues and demands is based upon psychological foundations of early family experiences. Within the society, parents identify certain values that are important for the development of their children. The organization of the family has direct effect on the children. The first social relationship of children is familial, where children acquire their first experiences of being treated as persons in their own right. Children receive care for their dependency and attention for their sociability. The kind of care and attention children receive during their early years of life affect their handling of important issues, such as trust

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Branard But l er Propert y Courtaulds purchased the Branard Butler (Benjamin French) property in 1924 and used the Butler home as its first office. A 240 acre apple orchard was converted to industrial use. Excavation began in May of 1924 with production starting in the # 1 five-storey mill in May of 1925. The east and west mill expansion was complete in 1927. The # 2, 3, 4 and 5 units were added between 1933 and 1948. The company?s Canadian Head Office moved to Cornwall in 1953.

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Val ent ine's Day is just around t he corner and I felt I would love to discuss the "Topic of Love," this week. What Makes Love Last??? This is a very Powerful question and I don't pretend to know all the answers, but I do know a little. First of all, you should be with the right person. If there never was any *Magic* at the beginning, and it only got less interesting after that, perhaps it is time to consider some time alone. Now if there WAS any *magic* at the beginning, and you have both just let it slide away, then perhaps you can return to that place in time and rekindle the romance. But perhaps too much water has passed under the bridge and all the embers have been washed away. Once again, it might be time to re-think the relationship. But if those embers are there, and some attention to one another is given, they can flame into full-force love again. I don't mean just loving the person, but once more feeling 'in love' with them. Now a few of us happen to find the right partner, and things stay alive year after year with little effort. That is a gift indeed, but one that can and does happen. You must still have that committment, that trust, that honesty, and the expression of love through daily little things. But if you do these things, the relationship seems easy, almost like you're constantly enthralled with one another, like the infatuation stage just never ends. This is the kind of love that can continue into old age, long after physical outward beauty may have faded. It is because we are in love with one another's soul, the heart, the mind, the person on the inside. So with Valentine's day not too far off, perhaps now is a good time to take a look at your own situation and evaluate it. Oh, and if you're single, stop looking for the person who would be perfect for you, and look within - to make yourself the person who would be perfect for them. You'll enjoy single life more, and your confidence will attract people like flies. You can then make a wise and slow choice, choosing the one who resonates with your own inner being, or you may choose to remain single. The point here is that you will no longer ''NEED'' another person in order to feel loved and worthy. LOVE YOURSELF AND THE WORLD WILL SURELY LOVE YOU BACK!!! COMMUNITY NEWS: Caydence is t urning 10 and would like to spend her birthday raising money for ALS. She is inviting all the kids (and their parents) to join us for this fun afternoon from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday January 14th at the ~Trinity Anglican Church Hall~. Her DJ Dad will be providing the music for this incredible Dance Party. They will be having ~Zumba with Jasmine and Adele.~ ~Carol Grant Productions~ will have a photo booth set up and Elsa, will be there to entertain all of the kiddies BIG & small. Sparky the fire dog will be making an appearance for a "Meet and Greet." As well as the ~Cornwall Colts~ and the two lovely ladies of ~The Couch~ Shannon and Erica will be in attendance for this Special Birthday Event. They will be having draws, an auction, a 50/ 50 draw, a bake sale table and a GIANT Jenga Competition will be going on as well. They really hope to see a BIG TURNOUT this Saturday!!! I will certainly be there as well to check out ALL OF THIS FUN!!! Now what to wear??? Hmmm??? Decisions... Decisions... Hmmm, what about my New black shoesies??? FAMILY NEWS: It was my fourth daughter, Victoria's 32nd Birthday on January 12th. Victoria, may you have a day that is filled with Fun & Joy with the ones that love and cherish like I do, my dear beautiful daughter!!! May more of your Special Dreams & *Wishes* come true in the upcoming year. I am so Proud of the young woman that you have grown up to be. May you continue enjoying your life and making many more beautiful memories this year. May you also have many more FUN adventures with the family and your handsome husband, Paul. Love Always & Foreverly Your Mom. UNTIL NEXT WEEK: Remember To LOVE Yourself FIRST. NO, YOU Are Not Being Selfish At All!!! YOU are becoming more of a person with plenty left over to give to others. You know that you can't pour water out of an empty jug. Just Sayin'

Hey There Everyone, Welcome to the most Positive paper around, and it's from right here in Cornwall, ~The Seeker~!!! I do hope those of you who made resolutions are sticking to them, and if you didn't, don't stress about it. You can always start late, or even think of it as very early for 2018! Mother Nature has thrown some frigid temperatures our way, but also some mild ones, just to keep us on our frozen toes! This time of year it pays to check the weather before heading out, especially if you're planning a long trip anywhere. Don't get caught off guard, and have an emergency kit in your car - just in case! TIP OF THE WEEK: Keep an Emergency Kit in your car!!! One item that you will want to be sure to have is a Candle. If you are stuck on the side of the road for any length of time, you don't want to be running your engine. First of all, your exhaust pipe could get covered by blowing or drifting snow, and you could die of carbon monoxide poisoning. Secondly, you will need that gas once the traffic is able to move again. An alternative is to keep a small tin can and a ''tea light'' or very small candle on hand. You can light the candle, and keep it in the can. Some heat is transferred to the can which then radiates this heat into your car. Unless you have an extremely air-tight car, with candles burning non-stop for many hours, it is a safe practice. In addition to the candle, be sure to also have blankets, hats, mitts and hand warmers. You might also consider carrying a first-aid kit, flares, a shovel, and a tow strap. If you do a lot of winter driving, why not put together such a kit??? Tis Better To Be SAFE Than SORRY!!! This past week, I had the pleasure to spend some time in Ottawa with my youngest son, Marcus, and his lovely girlfriend, Kelsey. It was a wonderful way to re-connect after the holidays, and to wish him well with his new job as line cook at an uppity restaurant on Sparks Street and her for starting back to school this year. I had a wonderfully fun visit with them. We watched lots of movies, cooked and baked incredible meals and laughed a whole lot together. Kelsey and I even ventured out in the cold and snow to go to a new restaurant/ bar downtown, called ~Atari~. We enjoyed a different kind of drink and the comfortable atmosphere of this cool place with painted figures and objects on the floors and walls from the Atari games from the days of old.. As vacations go it had to come to an end and I was able to get a ride back to Cornwall on Wednesday with another good friend of mine Suzanne. Although such visits are wonderful, I have to repeat something a certain Dorothy once said, "There's No Place Like Home!" The difference is that I only say it one time, and I don't yet have any glass slippers. (But, I'm always lOOking!!!) ITEM OF THE WEEK: Talking about SHOES... ( My favorite topic.) I wanted to show off this pair of very unique black, patent leather shoes this week. The heels themselves are hollow square shapes, and the design of the shoes is somewhat different from 'typical' black heels. I got them for Christmas from my Johnny, so I do not know the price of these beautays. He did tell me that he purchased them from a thrift store here in Cornwall. Hmmm, Now where will I wear these to, and Marlene Baker of & What will I wear to go with them??? Decisons... Decisons...



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Ar ticle by Ja son Setnyk Submitted Photo Cor nw all Ontar io ? M adchild, a m em ber of the once insanely popular hip hop gr oup Sw ollen M em ber s, is tour ing Canada. Ador ned in ink and spitting sick r hym es, the talented r apper is playing live in Cor nw all Ontar io on Januar y 24th w ith a gig at La M aison Taver n. M adchild?s new album , entitled ?The Dar kest Hour ?, is com ing out M ar ch 10th. It w ill featur e pr oduction by Evidence. His pr oducer is a m em ber of the legendar y under gr ound Los Angeles hip hop gr oup Dilated Peoples ? a gr oup w hom collabor ated w ith the likes of Kanye West.

Int erview wit h MADCHILD f rom SWOLLEN MEMBERS pl aying Cornwal l January 24

?The Dar kest Hour ? r epr esents M adchild?s m ost m atur e w or k to date. It pushes boundar ies lyr ically and show s his developm ent as an ar tist. ?The new album featur es pr oduction by Evidence. He?s an ar tist fr om a gr oup called Dilated Peoples. He?s alw ays been one of my favour ite r apper s, and one of my favour ite pr oducer s. He?s also a fr iend of m ine. It w as a r eally cool exper ience m aking that album . I think it w as my m ost m atur e album . Fr om a hip hop pur ist stand point, it?s just a r aw , r eal, hip hop album . Ther e ar e m om ents of being vulner able and just com plete honesty thr oughout the album . Ther e ar e a lot of tim es w hen I am pushing things lyr ically, w hich is som ething that has alw ays been r eally im por tant to m e because it?s my cr aft,? said M adchild. M adchild has had an extr aor dinar y m usical car eer , including w inning four Juno Aw ar ds w ith the gr oup Sw ollen M em ber s. In 2001 Sw ollen M em ber s w on Best Rap Recor ding for Balance, in 2002 they w on Best Rap Recor ding for Bad Dr eam s, in 2003 they w on Rap Recor ding of the Year for M onster s in the Closet, and in 2007 they w on Rap Recor ding of the Year for Black M agic. The fondest m em or y M adchild has at the Juno?s w as in 2003 w hen Shania Tw ain hosted the event. ?M y fondest m em or y at the Juno?s w as pr obably the year Shania Tw ain w as ther e in 2003. She m ade a joke. She sat on one of our laps and said, ?oh, I alm ost sat on a sw ollen m em ber ?, I thought that w as pr etty funny. I r em em ber it being a fun year. That w as Avr il Lavigne?s second year of blow ing up (she w on four Juno?s and w as nom inated for tw o m or e that year ). Also m eeting M ichael Buble, the last one I w ent to, he is a cool guy. It w as kind of cool to m eet him . I have a lot of r espect for him as an ar tist,? M adchild r em inisced.

In addition to w inning four Juno Aw ar ds, Sw ollen M em ber s also w on five M uchM usic Video Aw ar ds betw een 2002 and 2003. They also had songs on the Billboar d char ts including ?Beautiful Death M achine? w hich r anked #3 in Canada and #3 on the US Top Heatseeker s char t, and they have album s that w ent platinum and gold. These accolades ar e im por tant for M adchild but the r eal accom plishm ent is to still be r elevant to fans after all these year s. ?I?ve had a long car eer now. I think just to be r elevant w ith kids after being an OG and veter an in this gam e is an accom plishm ent in itself. You w ant to be able to look back at your w hole body of w or k and be pr oud of it as a w hole. W inning four Juno?s, platinum r ecor ds, five M uch M usic aw ar ds, how ever m any Top Ten hits w e had. It all helps build it up, and w hen you look back be pr oud of w hat you accom plished in your life. I also don?t w ant to live in the past. I keep w anting to m ove for w ar d. So w hen I star ted my solo car eer , although tim es have changed, and of cour se the w hole dynam ic of selling m usic is differ ent. Still r eaching up to #3 on the Billboar d char ts, ever y tim e I put out an album , that?s like a r eal honour to m e. Com ing back w ithout having a r eally big m achine behind m e, just being able to r each those num ber s just fr om loyalty of fans and those w ho suppor t m e, suppor t my m usic, that an incr edible feeling, and I think just the exper ience of doing show s, w hether it?s 400 people or 4000 people, it doesn?t r eally m atter. It?s w hen I get to m eet the fans after w or ds, they shar e w hat my m usic m eans to them , it is ver y r ew ar ding. I think that is w hat keeps m e going,? stated M adchild. M adchild?s favour ite Sw ollen M em ber s songs include Night Vision, and som e of the ear ly hits like Fuel Injected and Lady Venom .

?I?m especially pr oud of Night Vision. It?s a song w e did m or e r ecently as the collective of Sw ollen M em ber s. That one did w ell on YouTube. W hen Sw ollen M em ber s had big hits, ther e w asn?t YouTube yet, so I can?t im agine how big those songs w ould have been on YouTube back then. Night Vision w as a cool song, I liked that one. I?m ver y pr oud of songs like Fuel Injected and Lady Venom , because those w er e our fir st hits. Those w er e the spr ing boar d for the five year w ave of success that w e r ode w hich w as an incr edible exper ience,? said M adchild. One of his favour ite M adchild songs is ?Wr ite It Dow n? off the new album . The m usic video is on Youtube w her e M adchild alr eady has over 30 m illion com bined plays for all his videos. ?As far as my ow n m usic, I love my new single that I just put out. It?s called ?Wr ite It Dow n?. I just put out the video for it. If you w ant to check it out, I?m pr oud of that video, and I?m pr oud of that song. It w as dir ected by the Joker , and the w hole album including that song w as pr oduced by Evidence,? added M adchild. In 2012 M adchild star ted r eleasing solo album s. His last album Silver Tongue Devil debuted at #3 on the Canadian Billboar d Char ts and on the Billboar d Top 200 in Am er ica. M a dchild plays Cor nwa ll on Ja nua r y 24th at La M a ison Taver n. The show is pr esented by M otor M outh Enter ta inment. Tickets a r e ava ila ble at Tickets ar e also available at Sm oke On the War te, thr ough M ike Paquin, at La M aison Taver n, and thr ough the local suppor t. SM P, Epidem ic Da God, Koncept & Stax, Dir ty Laundr y, Pr oject M antr a, Dan Doesn?t Sleep, M ista Jones, Yun Remy, and Chr is Tessier ar e opening for M adchild.

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