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Rare public tours of Kingston Pen the hottest ticket in town Kingston Pen which locked its doors for the final time on September 30, has the city buzzing with the opportunity to tour inside the storied stone walls. Tickets for the tours, which benefit the Kingston United Way, quickly sold out. By Bill Hutchins Reporter

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Heritage News – Kingston Pen has been turned into Alcatraz North. The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington United Way has partnered with Corrections Canada to start offering one-of-a-kind public tours of Canada’s oldest and most notorious prison – but only for a short time through October. “There is a three week window between when the last inmate leaves

and when the prison is decommissioned. We plan to put that to good use,” said Bhavana Varma, president of the KFL&A United Way. The behind-the-wall prison tours – running Oct. 2 to 20 – may represent the public’s first and only chance to tour KP, as locals call it, before it’s officially decommissioned. “These tours present an unprecedented opportunity for Canadians to learn about Kingston Penitentiary and public safety. At the same time, visitors will be supporting those in

need in the Kingston area,” said Lori MacDonald, Corrections Canada’s regional deputy commissioner (Ontario Region) who is also chair of the 2013 United Way fundraising campaign. If you think public interest in the nearly 200 year old prison is waning - think again. Tickets for the tour sold out in only a couple of days. More than 5,000 tickets were purchased within a couple of days after the campaign opened. The tour tickets cost $20 each (children are free), and

went on sale last Friday only through the United Way’s website. The $20 ticket includes a 90-minute guided tour of prison grounds and cells, plus the Correctional museum across the street. There will be daily tours between Wednesdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “While we are saddened by the closing of this public institution, we very much appreciate the opportunity to provide local residents with public Continued on page 3

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City council to tighten its own travel rules Rare public tours of Kingston Pen the hottest ticket in town with spending, information reports Reporter

EMC News – City councillors want to establish new rules for themselves whenever they attend out-of-town conferences on the taxpayers’ tab. A motion approved September 24 will require councillors to write a public report and post all claimed expenses every time they return from a conference or training session. “We need to be transparent as much as we can,” said Coun. Dorothy Hector, who authored the motion that received unanimous council support. Coun. Hector is a frequent traveller outside of Kingston as the city’s representative on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). She says part of the motion stems from frustration that she can never report her findings directly to council. The city’s procedural bylaw currently does not allow councillors to write a summary of where they went and what they learned. Her motion would change Bylaw #1 to allow such a

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practice. “These things are not to be political reports, but factual reports,” she insisted. Coun. Rick Downes went a step further by amending the motion to require that councillors also list their claimed travel, hotel and meal expenses along with their information reports to council. “I think it’s high time we get specific and become transparent.” Staff from the clerk’s office will investigate the new protocols and work with the administrative policies committee to finalize the new reporting requirements. It’s expected future travel reports will be added to the regular council agenda, which can then be easily accessed by the public. The city already publishes an annual list of council salaries, travel and conference reimbursements. Supporters of the new requirements say this will add another layer of transparency. Mayor Mark Gerretsen welcomes the increased political accountability because it forces councillors to let their colleagues know what they’ve learned. He suggested some councillors do not share conference information as much as they should. “I think there’s a serious concern about accountability. I think we’d be doing councillors a favour.” While all councillors backed the motion, the debate got off to

a tense start when Coun. Downes openly questioned why the city’s manager of intergovernmental relations got to attend a recent FCM conference in St. John’s, along with Coun. Hector. He suggested that only elected officials used to attend such conferences. “There seems to be a change now and I wanted to know why.” Mayor Gerretsen quickly cut off Downes’ line of questions and cautioned him to follow the “proper channels” when challenging the conduct of a staff member. He says the staffer provided a report on the trip directly to his office, and any questions relating to conference attendance should not made during an open council meeting. “I have to protect the integrity of all city staff,” he said. Coun. Downes says his tone was respectful and was not meant to embarrass anyone. The manager of intergovernmental relations is a position created under Gerretsen’s administration. That person’s role is to network with senior government leaders with the aim of forwarding Kingston’s policies and lobbying for grant dollars. Coun. Hector says the very fact that neither she nor the staffer can currently report their conference information directly to council is one reason why her accountability motion is needed.

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plans to hold a formal decommissioning ceremony in late October. Neither the government nor Corrections has said what will become of Kingston Pen, though part of it is designated a National Historic Site. Kingston mayor Mark Gerretsen says the city has no interest in purchasing the site. “I don’t think there’s any interest in using taxpayer dollars to buy the Kingston Pen.” However, the mayor says the idea currently being pitched by a local group to transform part of the mothballed prison into a centre for sailing excellence has some merit. The waterfront prison is located beside Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

tours of the oldest penitentiary in Canada,” said Varma. The United Way estimates it can accommodate 600 visitors a day on the walking tours. The fundraising campaign has set this year’s goal at $3.41 million. Proceeds from the prison walkabout alone could generate between $100,000 and $200,000. Kingston Penitentiary is older than Canada itself. It opened June 1, 1835 as the “Provincial Penitentiary of the Province of Upper Canada.” The King Street prison by the lake has gained a notorious reputation for previous riots and escapes, and as home to some of Canada’s worst criminals like Bernardo, (613) Williams, Shafia 384-0012 and Olson. The federal R0012335765-1003 government announced in 2012 Oct: 10-14 , 11-14, 17-20 that the aging maximum secuNov: 14-17, 21-24, rity prison no Nov 28 - Dec 1 longer meets the needs of a 21st An Ozark Christmas in Branson ............. Nov 14-22 century correc- Festival of Lights..............................................Dec 1-2 tional system and Orlando, FLORIDA ...............Dec 26-Jan 4, Mar 7-16 will be shuttered. Winter Classic in Detroit (Leafs vs. Wings) ..... Dec 31-Jan 1 New Orleans, LOUISIANA .........................Jan 16-28 Public tours will Daytona Beach, FLORIDA.................... Jan 29-Feb 13 begin just days St. Petersburg, FLORIDA .................... Feb 12-Mar 9 after the last in- Myrtle Beach, SC.......Feb 15-23, Mar 17-26, Apr 5-16 mate is transferred out. 566 Cataraqui Woods Drive, Kingston, ON K7P 2Y5 Corrections TICO#50007364

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Heritage News - As many people in the community of Bath already know, high-speed internet and cellular phone coverage can be a little spotty. But an agreement between Loyalist Township and Xplornet, ratified at the last meeting of council on Sept. 23, should go a long way to ensure all residents and businesses are able to log onto the best internet and cellular power possible. After what was termed extensive discussions, council passed a bylaw that gives Xplornet permission to construct a communications tower on the site of the Loyalist Township Utilities Department’s Millhaven garage site along County Road 4. “The Village of Bath is in a bit of a valley and once this tower is up and running it’s going to give us something like 95 per cent coverage in the area. Historically, it doesn’t seem to matter if you’ve got a cell phone from Rogers or Telus or whoever, it seems to be a very difficult area to get reception,” said Mayor Bill Lowry. When Lowry was Lennox & Addington County Warden, he was part of the Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus that successfully lobbied the federal and provincial governments to fund what became the Eastern Ontario Regional Network. “The whole driving force from the Warden’s Caucus was how Eastern Ontario was going to try and expand and

be more attractive to both new residents and businesses, and the biggest downfall was the lack of internet access. Businesses rely so much on the internet to run their operation, but if they don’t have the ability to hook up to high speed, it’s not advantageous for them to set up shop,” Lowry said. “It means a lot not only to people who want to check their email faster or surf the web fast, but it means a lot to mom-and-pop business and people working out of their homes. It’s a real eye opener just how much high-speed internet and better cell phone access can help someone who wants to expand their business. And you can live anywhere to do that, once you have that access.” In exchange for allowing Xplornet to build the tower, the Township will get a monthly payment of $548.83, and a one-time payment of $3,000, as well as paying any increase in property tax assessment due to the placement of the tower. The Township can also put up its own communications receiver on the tower if it so chooses and Xplornet will also provide internet service to the Utilities Department offices at the Millhaven garage site. Lowry said Xplornet wanted to build the tower right in Bath, but Township council and staff balked at that notion, and between the company and municipal officials, settled on the Millhaven garage site.

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Thankful thoughts from new Heritage scribe Jim Barber REPORTER Heritage Editorial - Since my editor Hollie and I alternate the writing of these columns from one week to the next, this is my shot at penning a Thanksgiving-related missive before the day itself comes around. Granted, it seems that as time passes, this holiday is more about having a long weekend before the snow flies, gathering with family and friends and carbing out on stuffing and potatoes, later falling asleep in the easy chair when the tryptophan from the turkey kicks in, than it is about being thankful and counting our blessings. But I still like to spend at least a few moments at this time of year reflecting on the things in my life for which I am grateful. Sometimes I get pretty specific … like right now. For the 2013 edition of my moment of Thanksgiving existentialist self-indulgence, I want to focus on the mere fact that you are reading these words within the pages of the Kingston Heritage at all. This alone is a source of immense and quite profound gratitude. I thought I was done with this business – the newspaper business. I had put in just a hair short of 20 years of my heart, soul, blood, sweat and tears (great band by the way) as a working journalist. After I found myself in the unemployment line for the second time in my career because of nothing more than a decision by corporate bean counters, I figured that was it. Move

on to something else. See if my skills were transferable, or practice my ‘do you want fries with that?’ line. I spent 10 months trying to set up a couple of little enterprises, with only middling success. But I learned a lot. I learned a lot about small business. I learned about marketing, about the communications business. I learned about revamping resumes and cover letters. I learned how to motivate my sorry butt to get up at a decent hour in the morning and be productive, even when there wasn’t a whole lot to do. And even though my plans didn’t quite turn out the way I had hoped, I am thankful for all that I learned. Frankly, I learned that as much as I love my cozy but cluttered little domicile, it was getting pretty aggravating and claustrophobic spending 22 or more hours a day in it. But I was still adamant that I was done as a full-time journalist. My days of coming into an office and bashing out stories, doing phone interviews with interesting local folks, rock stars, sports figures, leading politicians and living at that frenetic, caffeine-boosted pace were part of my past. Well, never say never folks. Off of the scrap heap I was plucked … for the second time in my life and career. I was encouraged to apply for the position for which I am currently employed, working as a staff writer (my sensitive ego prefers that title to that of ‘reporter’ for some reason) for The Kingston Heritage and Frontenac Gazette. And it was one of my smarter moves. The chance to work at a paper that is completely focused on covering the amazingly vibrant Kingston community was a draw. But it was more

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Heritage Editorial - Wormholes and warp speed will have to wait. This year’s World Space Week centres on our celestial next door neighbour, the planet Mars. World Space Week is an international holiday taking place Oct. 4 - 10, which corresponds to two important dates in space exploration history: the Oct. 4, 1957 launch of the first manmade satellite into space, Sputnik, and the Oct. 10, 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which forbids the weaponization of space, and any government from claiming a celestial resource such as a moon, asteroid or planet. Mars’ reddish hue has captured the imaginations of earth-bound observers since antiquity, with its iron oxide-laced soil conjuring visions of an angry god. At the beginning of the 21st century, the red planet appears closer to humanity’s grasp than ever with the Curiosity Rover exploring a bit of Red Planet every day and another fly-by mission scheduled for 2018. In addition, multiple organizations around the world planning the first manned missions, even laying the ground work for colonization.  Outside of Earth, Mars is widely held to be the most habitable planet in the solar system. Indeed, many astronomers now believe that Mars once had an Earth-like environment, with flowing lakes and rivers and a much thicker atmosphere. The existence of large quantities of water in the form of permafrost has now been confirmed by robotic explorations. This has led to proposals that humans begin the process of terraforming the red-planet (i.e. attempting to give Mars an earthlike atmosphere, thereby making it conducive to life). Of course, there are several problems to overcome. Scientists are not sure how or even if human beings can survive for extended periods of time in gravity almost one third that of Earth. Moreover, Mars currently lacks a magnetosphere, which makes retaining an atmosphere much more difficult, and scientists are unsure if human beings could withstand prolonged exposure to solar radiation. We would like to encourage our readers to participate in this year’s space week by following the events and discussions occurring online. We invite local educators to inspire students with amazing but true facts from another world. Above all, we encourage youth to dream of a day when our descendants will breathe the pristine air of a lush green Martian paradise, transformed by our limitless imagination and ingenuity. For more information, please visit

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Canadian Blood Services blood donor clinic on the third Friday of every month at 6:00pm. every Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-7 p.m. For more details and info please contact MolThursday clinics, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: 850 ly at 613-389-6120 Gardiners. Women Supporting Women - A support group 39 Club of Kingston Dance Friday, Oct. 4 for women in current or previous unhealthy 8 -11:30 p.m. Music by Heartland Country. relationships held at K3C Community CounCollins Bay Royal Canadian Legion 631, selling Centre, 417 Bagot St. Kingston, Tues4034 Bath Rd. Singles and Couples welcome. days from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Drop-in style Dress Code in effect. group, no registration required. A confidential, nonjudgmental space to talk, connect and Beginner Yoga Classes at 5 Beaver Cres. off support each other. Light refreshments will of Collins Bay Rd. Wednesdays & Thursdays be served. For additional information con- 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. & Fridays 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. tact: Dana 613-549-7850 x 3224 or Stefanie For more info:Sharon at 613 384-1547 or sha- x 3229. Voices of Joy Gospel Choir welcomes new Seniors Community Club #523 Centre 70 members. Small, non-denominational choir (Upstairs) Corner of Front and Days Rd. singing a variety of traditional gospel music. Bridge Players needed, Shuffleboard is full at Openings for all voices, particularly tenors this time. Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 1 and basses. Practices Wed. evenings Sept. - 3:30 p.m. September - mid December and to May at Edith Rankin U.C.. Call 613-544January - end of May. Phone: Bert 613-546- 9893 or email 7394 or Pat 613-767-6308. Cooke’s Portsmouth United Church, 200 The Kingston Photographic Club will meet Norman Rogers Drive is having a Roast Beef Monday, Oct. 7 at 7:15 p.m. in Room 215 of Dinner with homemade pies on Friday, Sept. Dupuis Hall (Division Street at Clergy). Guest 27, 5 - 6:30 pm. speaker Mary Talbot, photographer, presenting “The joy of letting go-unwrapping your Irish dance classes are held each Monday creativity”. New members welcome. More evening at Archbishop O‘ Sullivan school. info at Children over 5 years old and teenager session beginning at 6 p.m. Adult classes are also Are you sick? Depressed? You are welcome available at 7 p.m. Call kingston Irish Folk to Kingston Healing Clinic where trained Club at 613-389-0754 for more details. personnel will pray for you. Every Monday between 6-9 p.m., 999 Sydenham Rd., Kings- Kingston Branch of the United Empire Loyton. Third Day Worship Centre. We believe in alist Association of Canada meets Saturday, miracles. Sept. 28 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, corner Montreal and Queen Streets. Come for Trinity Presbyterian Church, Manitou Cres, a sandwich lunch before the meeting, 11:30 Amherstview presents John Sands in concert. for 12:00 noon. There will be time to browse Tuesday Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Refreshments fol- our library holdings before the meeting starts lowing the concert at 1:00 pm. Program: “In Search of White Oak: A Saga of 1806”– the story of a Loyalist Simply Paradise Dance every Sunday, 6-10 farm, from Crown Grant to the present. Visip.m. at the 560 Legion, 734 Montreal St., tors are always welcome. For further info, call Kingston. Admission includes munchies, Carol at 613-546-2256. prizes and a delicious meal. Dance the night away to a magnificent selection of music by Music West presents the first concert in its Superior Sound. Singles or couples ages 40- 16th season, on Friday Oct. 4 at 7.30 p.m. at 90 all welcome. The dance celebrated its 25th St. Andrews by the Lake United Church in anniversary in April 2010. Contact: Shirley Reddendale. This will feature Tenor Tim Stiff Skinner, 613-634-1607. accompanied by pianist Michel Szczesniak who together will perform music from The Chalmers United Church is holding a Bake Golden Age of Broadway with pre-1990 and Tupperware Sale on Oct. 5th from 11am Broadway favourites. Reserve tickets: visit to 3pm. Come and enjoy a coffee and pick the church office at 1 Redden St, Monday up your Thanksgiving treats. The proceeds - Friday 9 a.m. - noon, or phone 613-389will go towards the installation of the Bieler 8082. Mosaic. 220 Barrie Street - at the corner of Clergy and Barrie on the edge of the Queens Attention girls and women who love to sing Campus. and have fun doing it! Come visit the Greater Kingston Chorus of the Sweet Adelines any The ‘Silver Wings’ welcomes ex-service Tuesday evening from Oct 1-Nov 26 and sing members from all branches. For a fun social your favorite holiday songs during our Global evening please join us at 416 Wing, Kingston, Open House. Anyone who chooses may then



perform with us on our Christmas Show. Experience not necessary. We’ll teach you how to harmonize! Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Christian Fellowship Church 2647 Hwy 38, Kingston. Contact: Sharon 613-389-9370.

Bridge and luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 9 at noon. St. Luke’s Church, 236 Nelson Street. Please reserve your table in advance by calling the church office at 613-542-5501.

Operation Christmas Child - Think outside the box. This is your ‘once in a year’ opportunity to change a child’s life with a simple shoe box filled with love. Pick up your box(es) at Kingston Gospel Temple, 2295 Princess St., Oct. 1 from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., or contact Sandy at 613-372-5897 or DivorceCare Support group- for anyone going through the pain of separation and divorce. Meets Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm at Westside Fellowship Church 1021 Woodbine Rd. Start date is Thursday, September 19. Meets for 13 weeks. For more info or to register contact Julia at or 613-384-7306. Boomers Walk to the Beat plus Stretch and Strength. Join us any time for demos and music, information and registration. Six week courses. Special fees for 60+ and 70 + yrs. New: mainly men’s class. Call Dee 613-3896540 for west end location.


thing new or get support for a work in progress. Learn techniques with different acrylic media (image transfer, gel skins, etc). If doing an image transfer, bring a high contrast image. Great opportunity to complete The Kingston Theatre Organ Society presents a 6Squared piece. Location and registration: Donnie Rankin in concert Friday, Oct. 4, at Wallack’s, 290 Princess St, 613.549.5806 7:30 p.m. At the Kingston Korean Church (89 Kirkpatrick St.) Tickets: Call Nancy 613-386- Crokinole season is back! Join us on Tuesday 7295, or visit Come along for a nights to play the traditional game of crokigreat evening of fun organ music! nole. Next games: Oct 8 at J.R.Henderson public school at 7 p.m. KTownCrokinole. The King’s Town Trekkers will leave from the Contact Jairo Munoz at Holiday Inn at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. Reg- istration begins at 1:30 p.m. Collins Bay Horticultural Society meets Kingston afternoon Shout Sister Choir wel- Monday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the basement comes all new members. We do not audition of St. Peter’s Church, 4333 Bath Rd east of and learn our music by ear. Our repertoire is Coronation Blvd. Visitors Welcome free of fresh & fun. All levels of singers welcome. charge. Refreshments. Our own Master Practices Wednesday afternoon 1 - 3: p.m. Gardener Diane Huddle will be speaking on Unitarian Place. 206 Concession St. Kings- the topic of preserving vegetables and any ton. questions are welcome! Cataraqui Canoe Club - Saturday, Oct. 5 hike. Join us on this Take a Hike Day as we support a special hike on the Rock Dunbar trails. There is a morning or afternoon hike option. Call 613-382-8682 for details

Seniors men and women Walking classes with gentle strength and stretch moves. Held on St. Peter’s Anglican Church presents a perTues. and Thurs. from 11:00 - 12:00. 6 week formance by the Domino Theatre “Mail Orcourses. Join us . Call Dee 613-389-6540. der Annie by Carl Cashin” Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 52 Church Street, Kingston (the old Blessed Sacrament Oktoberfest Dinner/Dance Harold Harvey Arena). The performance is Oct. 19 6:30 p.m. in church hall, 3 Briscoe at 8 p.m.. doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost Street, Amherstview, Ontario. Music by Tim $20 per person and are available from Ron Hallman. Advance tickets only sold Sept. 14 613-384-9097, Barb 613-544-3302, Fred -Oct. 13. Call Paul at 613-384-2671 or John 613-389-7897 or St. Peter’s church office at 613-389-4831. 613-384-1782. Retired from Bell? We’re the Bell Pensioners’ Group (BPG), representing retirees from Bell and its affiliate companies. Our mandate is to protect your defined benefit pension and benefits. BPG will inform, advise, represent and support you. Visit www.bellpensionersgroup. ca and if you’re not already a member, click on the Membership tab or contact us at Branch 631 Royal Canadian Legion Collins Bay events: Euchre every Sunday Starting at 1 12:45 p.m. Monster Euchre starts Oct. 6. Saturday, Oct. 5 from 2 - 6 p.m., an afternoon of great entertainment and dancing to the music of Chuckwagon Express. Have you been diagnosed with asthma, COPD, bronchitis or allergies? Free Respiratory/Breathing clinic offering the support and services of a respiratory educator at Graham’s Pharmacy Oct. 21. Call or come in to make your free 20 minute appointment. Graham’s Pharmacy 328 King Street East, 613-5424111.

The OKWA Fall Exhibition will take place at KSOA’s Window Art Gallery Victoria @ Princess Oct. 3 - 27. Opening Reception is Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-6 p.m. Gallery Hours are Wednesday - Sunday noon - 4 p.m. and Thursday noon - 8 p.m. Rummage Sale, Princess St. United Church. Saturday, Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fall and Winter clothing, books, light furniture, shoes, dishes and miscellaneous items. For pick up call 613-546-7151.

Girls For Gilda’s Fashion Show! Saturday, Oct 5th, from 6:30 – 10 p.m. Lions Club of Kingston, 824 John Counter Street. Food, fun and fashion PLUS free wine sampling, shopping and prizes! Tickets are available by callSeeley’s Bay Legion: Euchre every Thurs- ing Barb at 613-507-3333. day at 7 p.m. Prizes, light lunch. Mature teens welcome. Open to the public. Seeley’s Queen’s University Homecoming takes place Bay Seniors meet 2nd and 4th Wednesdays on the October 4-6 weekend and members of of every month at noon. Contact Edith Ken- the Kingston community are encouraged to nedy at 613-387-3949. Mixed fun darts ev- take part. There are many events open to the ery Friday 7 p.m. public – a free movie in Market Square; scavenger hunt; Gaels team sporting events includCaring for Seniors Series: Fridays in Octo- ing soccer, basketball and rugby; many deber, 9 a.m. to noon. Practical strategies to partments will have open houses on Saturday help the ones you love enjoy safe, active, morning. For more details, check out queensu. healthy, and independent senior years while ca/Homecoming2013 or call 613-533-2060. still maintaining your own balance and quality of life. Topics include: Navigating Please join the Singles Only Club of KingsHealthcare, Home Support Options, Care ton for any of the following events. Come to Options, You as a Caregiver, Keep Your Life The Loyal Oarsman on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 in Balance. The Seniors Centre, 56 Francis p.m. for Books and Beers, sponsored by the St. 613.548.7810. Kingston Public Library. It’s a book club with a difference. You discuss a book you are readSt John the Apostle Church, indoor yard sale ing. Contact the Kingston Public Library at - quality items. Sat . 5 October 2013 from 613 549 8888. Join Leo and the gang for Par 8 - noon. 3 golf at the Westbrook Golf Course located at 3651 Genge Rd., Westbrook, on Wednesday, Messing Around with Acrylics: Sunday Oct. Oct. 9. Please try to be there by 9:45 to get 6, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Be inspired to create some- organized.

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Lafarge set to begin low-carbon project with open house, public meeting amount of heat. At present, the plant’s furnaces and kilns are heated using either coal or peHeritage News - Lafarge Canada is troleum coke as fuel, which are imported one of a growing number of large indus- from Virginia and Illinois, respectively. Understanding that fossil fuels are the trial companies that has come to understand that lowering one’s carbon foot- primary causes of the greenhouse gases print is not only good for the surrounding that have led to global warming, and that community and the environment as a they’re becoming more and more expensive to unearth and import, Lafarge has whole, but also for business. The company owns and operates the formed a unique partnership with govmassive Bath Cement Plant, located ernment, academia and environmental along Highway 33 near the border be- organizations to create a plan that would tween Loyalist Township and Napanee. see the plant replace the fuel it currently The operation creates 1.1 million tonnes burns with something that contains far of cement per year, and in order to do less of the harmful gases that create air that needs to generate an incredible pollution. A few years ago, Cement 2020 was devised; it sees the company, which is the largest cement producer in the MS 170 GaS world, headquartered out of Paris, chain SaW France, join up 30.1 cc/1.3kW with researchers from Queen’s UniStarting at only versity, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Polluan $85 tion Probe to come value! MSRP $249.95 with 16” bar up with alternative fuel sources. TM Receive a FRee Wood-PRo KiT After much dewith the purchase of this saw** **Don’t miss your chance to get the WooD-PRo KiT. Simply purchase any one of our chain liberation, study, saws between now and November 9th, 2013 and you will receive a STiHL WooD-PRo KiT FREE. and input from This kit includes: a WooDSMaN Carrying Case, STiHL Heritage hat and a replacement loop of members of the oiLoMaTiC chain - an $85 value! offer valid until November 29th, 2013, While supplies last. public and prospecWe service what we sell! tive fuel providers, Lafarge is ready to move forward with phase one of the project, which sees a demonstration

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plant being constructed in order to test a few key possible fuel sources. In conjunction with the plant’s 40th anniversary celebration, an open house is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the plant. Thousands of visitors are expected to not only enjoy some fun activities, but also see the progress of the plant, and learn more about the Cement 2020 project. HGTV host Bryan Baeumler will also be on hand, as well as the Lafarge mascot Rocky. Visitors will get tours of the plant, as well as a chance to see some of the big vehicles used at the facility. Three days later, on Oct. 8, a formal public meeting is being held at the Loyalist Country Club in Bath from 7 to 9 p.m. to launch the Environmental Screening Process (ESP) under the auspices of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. “It’s very exciting for us. We’re at the point now where we’re about to start some of the full-scale testing. We’ve got the equipment installed; the pilot plant system is close to being finished. So we’re officially starting the demonstration phase, and that’s where we really want the public’s involvement,” said Robert Cumming, environment and public affairs manager for Lafarge Canada, in an interview with The Kingston Heritage. “We already have our research team lined up. We’ve got Queen’s, WWF Canada, Pollution Probe – they are already engaged and have been working for several years on this program.” Sustainability was the primary reason why Lafarge has taken the lead amongst similar companies in North America in trying to come up with better ways to heat their plant. According to Cumming, Lafarge is doing the same thing as other

companies and even regular home owners – taking responsibility for reducing their own carbon emissions. “We know as an industry we’re going to have to replace our current fuels with low-carbon fuels. If we’re able to do that, from an economic perspective, we keep our plant sustainable and keep the great jobs that we have here in this area. We are very proud to be one of the manufacturing facilities that has stuck around here and thrived in Southeastern Ontario. And we plan to stay here for a long time,” Cumming said. Lafarge said if they can replace the coal and petroleum coke coming in from the United States with a more environmentally-friendly product that comes from the local market, that means millions of dollars that are now riding the rails south of the border will be spent here. Cumming estimates that upwards of 20 jobs or more might be created, not at the plant, but with the company or companies supplying the fuel materials. Whatever fuel is used, it needs to heat the kilns up to 1450 degrees Celsius in order to basically ‘melt’ the stone to create the cement. “Our kiln is two stories high and two football fields long. So if people are thinking of an oven in a kitchen, it’s completely off the scale, but it’s essentially the same process,” Cummings said. The partnership between private industry, government (both federal and provincial governments are providing some funding for Cement 2020) environmental groups and the community is the new model for growth and development in the 21st century, said Cumming. “That’s the new sustainability model. It’s truly a partnership. You’re not going out into the community and saying, ‘hey,

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I want to do this and that, okay?’ You’re going out with your community by your side and saying, ‘here’s our challenge as a team, what is the best path forward?’” he said. As for the products that will be tested as potential fuel sources, there are three primary ones that will be immolated in the demonstration plant. The results will be scrutinized with a fine-toothed comb. One is railroad ties. “They’re made up of about 85 to 90 per cent kiln-dried wood. And then there is creosote, which is distilled from coal – which we’re already using. The creosote increases the heating value of the ties so they are better fuel. They combust at a higher temperature. Then there are used roofing shingles. They are made from petroleum products, and we already use petroleum coke. But there is a lot of paper in them as well. A study from the U.S. shows that there was about 50 per cent less carbon emissions from burning shingles than coal. Railway ties is about 90 per cent lower than coal and construction and demolition materials, which is the third potential fuel source, has about 95 per cent lower emissions than coal,” Cumming explained. The public meeting on Oct. 8 will feature company representatives, as well as spokespeople and experts representing the other Cement 2020 partners. They will collectively answer questions from the public. Once the demonstration plant is up and running, Lafarge will test the fuel sources for two to three years, making the results public as part of the ongoing environmental assessment process. For more information, visit www. or

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How to know if your child’s mental health is at risk: Join mental health experts from Hotel Dieu Hospital to discuss the mental health of our kids, when it could be at risk and what we can do to help. Topics include bullying, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-image. Please join the conversation, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Wilson Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson Street. Free admission. Details: Public Relations, Hotel Dieu Hospital, 613-5443400, ext. 3380.

Sharbot Lake Farmers’ Market open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Victoria Day weekend through Thanksgiving. Visit www.slfm.

Best lunch in town every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, Hwy 38 Harrowsmith. Enjoy soup, sandwich, beverage and dessert while visiting old friends and making new ones. Take out is available.

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Join us on Monday, Oct 7, 7.30pm, at St. Andrew’s by the Lake United church in Reddendale as the casino issue for Kingston is brought forward. Speaker will be Brian Yealland from Queen’s University who will outline the issue, welcoming questions and discussion. VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® exercise classes. Come out and join our fun and friendly low impact fitness classes designed for Seniors. Classes include cardio, strength training and stretching with no mat work. Five convenient locations in Greater Kingston. First trial class is free! For class locations and information please call Joanne 613-634-0130 ext. 414 or email

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2014 program. In keeping with past festivals, the KCFF will showcase a selection of feature and short films, plus a Local Shorts Program, workshops, receptions, career events, and networking opportunities. Canadian filmmakers and distributors are encouraged to submit their films for consideration. The call for submissions is active from now until Nov. 15. For more information, Bed Roll Club now meets once a month at please visit www, or call Cooke’s-Portsmouth United Church from 1-3p.m. 613-777-0161. Next meeting: Thursday Oct. 10. 40th Anniversary Celebration of Kingston Business and Professional Women’s Club month- Women’s Connection Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 ly dinner and speaker meeting Oct. 9 at Smitty’s 7:30 - 9p.m. at Gibson Hall, 990 Sydenham restaurant. Networking 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., Rd. Join us as we reminisce,with fashion,music speaker 7:30 p.m. Sheri Flint and Diana Rey- and trivia from the past four decades. Muers “Dress for Success” Kingston chapter. sic by local ladies trio,’Kindred Spirits’. Ladies, please join us, all welcome. To regis- Speaker: Liz la Vie from Bloomfield,speaks ter contact Mary (613) 384-0076 mebeach@ of her journey,’Through Trouble to Triumph’. Reserve:Dorothy (613) 546-4770.

Frontenac Farmer’s Market, Lion’s Centre, Verona, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Oct. 26. Come shop for local products from local farmers and vendors. Enjoy breakfast or a coffee at the Lions canteen. Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation offers a Caregiver Support Drop-in the second Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Grace Centre in Sydenham. This is Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation offers a Caregiver Support Drop-in the second Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Grace Centre in Sydenham. This is an opportunity for those who are Caregivers to enjoy a cup of coffee/tea with other Caregivers in a safe and supportive environment. It is possible, with prior arrangements, to bring your loved one with you who will be cared for by caring and qualified staff of the Adult Day Service. For more information please contact Mary Gaynor-Briese, Caregiver Support at 613-3766477.

The Grandmothers By The Lake are hosting an evening of down home country fun Oct. 5 at the Verona Lion’s Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Chili dinner with a variety of salads and desserts served around 6:30 followed by a dance. Entertainment by the Sunshine Soul Band. Square and line dance lessons. Fun silent auction. Tickets can be purchased now at the Tiffany Gift Shoppe in Harrowsmith, Sharbot Lake Pharmacy or by calling Pat Ward 613 328-1697, Audrey Tarasick 613-375-6457 or Marni Pedersen 613 374-9929. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation helping African Grandmothers who are raising grandchildren orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

BellRock Hall presents an evening of cabaret entertainment with three well-known local musicians Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Janice Sutton sings, Annabelle Twiddy plays the keyboard, and Debbie Twiddy plays flute. The theme for will be “Golden Oldies: Broadway, Folk, and Jazz”. Come and enjoy an evening of pure entertainment. Treats and drinks by the Open Mic Night every Friday at the Storrington Bellrock Community Association. Centre Fire Hall in Sunbury, 7-10 p.m. Old and new country, gospel, bluegrass and more. No VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active cover charge. Roles Together)® exercise classes every Monday and Thursday from 10-11am at the Grace

Tea & Sale on Friday, Oct. 4 - from noon until 3:00 p.m. at Fairmount Home for the Aged 2069 Battersea Rd., Glenburnie. Includes bake table, draws and white elephant tables. Contact Bruce at 613-531-8020. Bedford Open Mic and Jam Oct. 6 1-5 p.m. Bedford Community Hall 1381 Westport Road. Featuring: Bluegrass,Country,Gospel and more. More info :613-374-2614 or 613-374-2535

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City of Kingston offers $60K subsidy to launch accessible taxi service By Bill Hutchins Reporter

Heritage News – Not everyone can hail a cab in Kingston, even if they have the money. The city does not have taxis that can transport people with physical disabilities, such as those in power wheelchairs. But that could soon change. After years of discussion, Kingston is planning to put up to three accessible taxis on the roads with a $60,000 municipal subsidy to help purchase specially-equipped vehicles and train the drivers. Councillors voted 9-2 at their Sept. 24 meeting to approve the subsidy, which is in the form of a ‘forgivable loan’ between the city and the arm’s length Kingston Taxi Commission. “The Kingston Taxi Commission fully intends to repay the forgivable loan,” said Coun. Sandy Berg, council’s sole representative on the commission. Most councillors say it’s a worthwhile investment to benefit those with mobility issues. “It’s a relatively small investment for a relatively large return,” said Coun. Rob Hutchison. “It’s an important piece of the whole puzzle for accessibility in our community,” agreed Coun. Dorothy Hector. The $60,000 will not come from city taxes, but rather a special municipal fund that collects fine revenues from motorists who illegally park in handicapped spaces. Two councillors, Rick Downes and Jim Neill, voted against making the investment because they say the city should not be subsidizing the private taxi industry. “I’d be much happier if the industry stepped up,” said Coun. Neill. Coun. Downes says he supports the need for on-demand accessible cabs, but is concerned

cab companies themselves do not seem to be embracing the idea. “I am talking a little bit about (the cab industry’s) attitude here.” The high cost to purchase, equip and, later, replace high mileage vehicles to transport disabled passengers has long been considered a major barrier to the city’s physically disabled residents. The tax-funded Kingston Access Bus service doesn’t operate 24 hours a day and must be booked days, even weeks, in advance. Coun. Berg says the taxi commission - the body that regulates the industry - approved a bylaw Sept. 11 to sell three accessible licenses as part of a three year pilot project. While the provincial government does not make accessible cabs mandatory, it is part of the city’s own accessibility policy to offer the service by 2015. “We need to abide by our commitments to the province. This is a means to roll out this program to service needs within the community.” The $60,000 forgivable loan - $20,000 allocated to each cab - will be returned if the licenses are not purchased, she added. Mayor Mark Gerretsen says increasing cab fares across-the-board to raise money for the accessible service is not the solution. “We need to keep the prices the same.” A fare hike of only 5-cents will be enough to drive some customers away, he added. The mayor also says governments routinely assist private companies in offering a service, and the one-time $60,000 investment will go a long way to bringing independence to those with mobility issues. He says the access taxi debate has gone on for at least seven years. “I’m just glad to see something come to fruition.” Coun. Kevin George says Kingston’s $60,000 investment in accessible cabs is a worthwhile venture. “For me it’s a question of equality. I think it’s the right thing to do.”

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Goldsmithing as an occupation dates back many centuries, and historic techniques and traditions span many continents. You can visit museums around the globe to see and study artwork, artifacts and jewellery designed throughout the centuries by highly skilled Goldsmiths. Have you ever wanted to experience these ancient techniques, and tap into your inner Goldsmith? You can, just by taking a jewellery making class. Historically, Goldsmiths differed from those who worked with other base metals. Goldsmithing and metal work offers a great deal of insight into traditional customs. As a common organizational practice, guilds were created for those who worked with gold, silver, and other metals. These trades and their workers didn’t often overlap, unlike metal working practices today. Also, professional Goldsmiths didn’t just specialize in jewellery design, as one might think. These workers designed platters, goblets, religious and ceremonial artifacts. They were, and still are, very skilled at filing, sawing, soldering, gorging and casting gold into a variety of decorative forms. If these historic techniques and tra-

ditions interest you, you can delve into this ancient art form through a jewellery-making course. Today, classes provide an introduction, not just to working with gold, but also to working with a number of different metals. To begin your journey, you can choose a class that will introduce you to and give you the opportunity to learn how to work with gold, gems, and other metals. You may also want to look for a class in which you will have the opportunity to practice the following: • Filing – shaping, refining, or removing defects from a piece of metal • Soldering – joining together two pieces of metal • Sawing – cutting and shaping • Forging – using a hammer and stake to shape a piece of metal • Casting - pouring liquid metal into a mould to make different pieces of jewellery Taking a jewellery-making course is a fun and exciting way to learn new skills, while exploring ancient techniques and traditions. For more information contact Designs by Terry at 613-634-1541 or email

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Local libraries are meeting the challenge of the Twitter age head on The folks running the library recognized a number of years ago that they had to have their feet firmly planted in two worlds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Heritage Lifestyle - In the age when word of paper, bricks and mortar, as well people are spending more and more time as the virtual, digital world â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if they were communicating, researching and being going to continue to bring a diverse group entertained on personal electronic devices, of people through the doors of its nine one would think that venerable institutions branches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking back to when the internet startsuch as public libraries, with their stacks and stacks of books and periodicals, would be ed being more widely used by the commuslowly slipping into irrelevancy as the 21st nity, we did notice a decline in the number of people coming in and asking us to find century moves along. But judging by the impressive suite of the answers to certain informational quesprograms and services, and impactful out- tions. People used to call us and ask about, reach initiatives being developed by the say the population of Zimbabwe, and now Kingston Frontenac Public Library and its they can go on Google and find that,â&#x20AC;? said various branches, the concept of the public Kimberly Sutherland-Mills, manager of library is not only maintaining its relevance programming and outreach for the KFPL. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we are trying to let the commuto communities such as Kingston, but also perhaps becoming an even more valuable nity know is that, yes, there is lots of great information on Google, but there is so much resource to the residents it serves. information available that an area in which we can still help people is by sifting through all of that information to find out what is legitimate information and what is stuff that comes from guy a sitting in his basement.â&#x20AC;? In response, library officials implemented a whole series of research da2YQR_ .Ob`R =_RcR[aV\[ @b]]\_a 9V[R tabases which library A<993?22 members can access for free, including the Encyclopedia Britannica, as well 0<:=92A29F 0<;3612;A6.9 as databases about business, genealogy, health and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those sorts of Jim Barber

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things are available for people doing more in-depth research and who need more than just the basics. We have lots of great stuff that people can access. And I think one of the reasons going digital has been so good is because life is so much busier and people are so much busier. People need to access us when it works for them, and being physically open 24/7 with the building isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feasible. But online, through our web services, we can,â&#x20AC;? Sutherland-Mills explained. Library users can download eBooks and audio books for free through a service called OverDrive, and the is also a program called Tumble Books which is web-based, but not downloadable, which allows people to read and listen to books anywhere they have access to the internet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two of the newest things that we have added are Zinio and Freegal. Zinio of-

fers digital magazine subscriptions. We have about 100 titles and if you were to go through their commercial site, there would be a fee. But through the library you can subscribe for free to things like Canadian Living or MacLeans. You can download each issue onto your computer or tablet and read it totally for free. And Freegal is a free, legal music downloading site. You get three new songs a week and once you download them, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re yours. We still have the CDs and we still have the books and encyclopedias on the shelves, but we are also ensuring these resources are available digitally too.â&#x20AC;? Libraries are also still community meeting places and centres for culture. Many community and service organizations take advantage of the variety of meeting spaces available at the branches, and SutherlandMills said any time there is planning for new branches or renovations for existing branches, community space is always a significant part of the discussion. The Central Branch at 130 Johnson St. also hosts art exhibitions and displays on a regular basis. And lest you think that libraries in the 21st century have forgotten about actual, physical books, Sutherland-Mills assures everyone that this is not the case. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People still read books. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still our core function for literacy and reading development. A couple of our new programs continue to show how popular books are, and how important talking about books is. We have Books & Beers and Books & Beans once a month. These are book clubs out in the community. At the Loyal Oarsman we had 30 people show up the first night, and 18 came to Coffee & Co. for Books & Beans. People are leaving these get-togethers and are excited and asking if we can do them more often,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding that this is part of a strategy of taking the library out into the community in a very active and vi-

brant manner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to raise our profile to make people aware of the library, getting out there and making people aware of the diversity of the services. We were at the Multicultural Festival and people came up to us saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I love the library. I am at the library all the time.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; We want to be more active in the community so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we are putting so many programs out there to try and capture the imagination of residents.â&#x20AC;? The library has forged a successful partnership with the Kingston Frontenacs that sees one home game each season dedicated to the library. Players pose for a promotional poster that encourages reading, and someone from the library participates in a ceremonial puck drop. In addition, there is an information booth on the concourse at the Rogers K-Rock Centre throughout the game. The library had outreach workers at Artfest earlier in the summer and will also be at the Battersea Pumpkin Festival. In all, between online, in-house and outreach, the Kingston Frontenac Public Library offers more than 1,000 programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We actually restructured the operations of the library system to create a separate programming and outreach group because we realize this has to be a focus for us now and in the future,â&#x20AC;? said Sutherland-Mills. She said all of this has lead to a diverse group of library users, from young families participating in the many kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; programs, to students and tourists coming in to avail themselves of the free Wi-Fi service, to seniors perusing the bookshelves for the latest mystery novel and thousands of others using the host of easily-accessible digital services. For more information, visit www.kfpl. com, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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The future of energy conservation on display at Kingston Passive House By Hollie Pratt-Campbell

Heritage Lifestyle - Imagine a super energy-efficient home that has the ability to save an owner up to 80 to 90 per cent in energy costs compared with a typical house. This sort of standard has been well established in Europe for the past 15 years, and it’s coming to the Limestone City in the form of Kingston’s first “Passive House”, which is currently being built at 5 College View Crescent. “Passive House takes a building to a level just beyond where it doesn’t need a furnace anymore,” says Chris vanderZwan of New Leaf Custom Homes, who initiated the project alongside his business partner, Helene Kommel, owner of Komelot Land and Homes. “It still needs a heat source, but it’s a much smaller heat source. So in fact you’re going to heat the house just by post-heating the fresh air coming in through the heat recovery ventilator (HRV).” VanderZwan explains that stale air is drawn from rooms throughout the house; a heat exchanger then extracts energy from it, and passes it on to fresh air that is brought in from outside. “So in the wintertime we just add a little more heat to that fresh air that comes through the HRV, and that’s enough to heat this home,” he says. “This house is 3,100 square feet just for the main and upper floors, and to

heat this house is about 4,300 watts, or about three hair dryers.” While the cost of building a Passive House is significantly larger than your average custom built home – about seven to 12 per cent, to be exact – vanderZwan says that the extra cost will eventually be made up by the energy savings. “Your mortgage payment will be a little higher, but it’s offset by your lower energy costs...Then once your mortgage is paid for or as energy costs rise, it’ll pay you back that much faster.” Kommel is the official owner of the home. She says that it’s important to distinguish Passive House from renewable energy projects. “What I like to say about conservation is that the most renewable, sustainable, green unit of energy is the one you don’t have to use in the first place,” she says. “I have nothing against people putting solar panels on their roof, that’s wonderful. “In this case, it wouldn’t be economically intelligent for me to do that because the house uses so little. Passive House doesn’t concern itself with the generation of energy, it’s the conservation of it.” She adds that this house is also different from other seemingly similar local projects, such as the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified Harvesting House, which is based on a number of factors, many of which have nothing to do with

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Kingston Photography Meetup - a chance to learn by doing Heritage Lifestyle - About a year and a half ago, Steve Brule started Photography Meetup in Kingston. The Meetup concept started in New York City. There are now more than 126,000 groups around the world and it’s growing at a rate of almost 10,000 new groups a month. Group specialties are diverse and range from cooking to photography. There is a monthly fee to run a group through Meetup. The New York organization provides web space and a prefab site design to those starting a group. Like a true artist, Steve Brule is passionate about his creativity. In his case, it’s images created by cameras. He started early.

“For a birthday present when I was quite young I got a Polaroid camera,” he said. “For my next camera, my brother and I went in together to buy it.” It was a twin lens reflex camera, a great tool for learning photography skills. He joined the photography club at Woodroffe High School in Ottawa. He’s spent much of his professional career in chemistry and designing information management systems for laboratories. Some of his work involved contracts from the Federal Government. That took him to Ottawa, where he hooked up with the Ottawa Photography Meetup group.

With the corporate world in a constant downsizing mode, Brule decided it was time to give photography, videography and film making a chance. “In film production, you struggle and struggle and then one day you’re in a limousine on your way to the Oscars,” he said. “You have to have a sense of humor and you have to take big personal risks. You have to invest something of your personal life experience and you’ll be vulnerable. Most people can’t imagine or create a story, but they recognize a good one when they see it. Most people are surprisingly good at recognizing a good story that rings true. It’s a tragedy but our culture and socialization kills R0012335943_1003

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through the air. It’s never easy getting good dance action shots. Participants figured that out quickly. But at the end of three hours, a fine collection of dance photographs had been created. It’s a great learning situation. Aside from the basics of understanding the physics of light and camera operations, you do not learn photography in a classroom. You’ll learn more in a day from a good mentor on the street than in a year in a classroom. The Kingston Photography Meetup group had more than 50 members within a few weeks of its launch. “Part of the strength of the group Continued on page 23




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In the heart and soul of the artist was drawing everything realistically and he wanted me to do some abstract painting.” The teacher examined her painting. She was still not in a comfortable spot as she waited for his impression. “I hate critiques,” she said. “No one can tell me what my heart and soul should be. But my teacher said he couldn’t critique anything about it and gave me 100%. So even though other people told me I drew well, I did a whole bunch of jobs not related to art through my life. But my mom got sick in 2003 and I started to work at home and then I did a whole lot more art.” Murphy took a transcribing course and landed a two-week stint at CFB Kingston. She was then asked if she’d work at home doing transcriptions for the military. She also transcribes for media companies, law enforcement, lawyers and private clients. She still does transcription. It was the perfect arrangement for her. She worked at home, cared for her mom, did her artwork and single-parented her son. “My mother and son have more meaning to me than driving a nice car,” she said. “My quality of life was so much better because I was doing things important to me.” Her mother passed away in August, 2011. “I just turned 49 and that time of year still hits me really hard,” she said. Many of her early memories furthered her artistic inspiration. “I was hard to feed as a kid,” she said. “I had to sit at the table until I finished my food. I observed everything around me, the shadows, when someone moved. I can’t put my finger on it, but sometimes I wake up and I’m driven to paint. Sometimes there’s something in my head and I picture it. It comes out and I paint it.” There’s a certain irony to the fact that the kind of painting Murphy most feared when she started, abstract, is where she’s most successful. “I don’t think

anyone should shy away from art,” she unique. Art tells a story. It’s like a cave drawing. said. “It’s such a release. It’s like some kind “I don’t follow trends and never have,” It shows our history. It shows how times of healing. It’s fulfilling.” she said. “My grade two teacher com- change and people don’t. It’s important to Besides her art work, she likes photog- mented, ‘Colleen sees God in everybody.’ look back at history. We are all the same. raphy and writing. As a teenager, she wrote I don’t think I’m better than anyone else. That’s why you should never treat anyone a lot of poetry. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses.” badly. It’s important to really try to treat As she describes art and the process She laughed and paused. people with respect. It’s also important to of creation, she pauses. Silence. There’s a “Some of us stumble more than others,” treat our environment with respect. I’m thought creation going on in her head. she said. “The most important thing in life really concerned about how we treat each “Art, to me, is anyone’s experience of and in art is to listen to your gut. That’s other and other species on this planet.” something that they feel they need to ex- never wrong. Exclamation point! Being To contact Colleen Murphy: (art) colpress from their heart and soul,” she said. inspired by the moment is what starts the; (transcribing) “If you don’t love what you’re creating, it’s need to get something on canvas or paper. just technical and robotic. It’s not art.” She said there is 2454 Perth Road Kingston a creative space she Phone: 613-542-6234 enters where she loses track of time. “One of the things I notice when I’m doing my art is that seven or eight October 3rd to October 12, 2013 hours can go by and I don’t realize it’s Fresh Organic 10 LB. gone,” she said. “I’ll look outside and it’s OFF night. I don’t even realize I’d worked Any Size Pumpkin for several hours.” ea. With Coupon Murphy has LB. never exhibited her work in a gallery. 13-17 lb. Product of Canada Her home, just west of Kingston, is full 1.36 LT Reid’s 2 KG of her art. Her work is hauntingly beautiful. “I like the idea of showing my art,” she said. “But I don’t ea. like the shmoozing. ea. ea. I don’t like that kind of attention and answering the same questions over and over.” She has joined a 23-member juried artist collective that will be opening a gallery in downtown Kingston in 2014. You can see their work on Facebook at Creative Kingston Collective. Murphy’s style is

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Unique music festival all about experimentation By Jim Barber Staff Writer

Heritage Entertainment - If you are looking for a spectacularly diverse and one-of-a-kind visual, aural and mind expanding experience, you are well-advised to attend the shows being presented as part of the 12thannual Tone Deaf Adventurous Sound Performance Festival. Running over four consecutive nights, Oct. 17 to Oct. 20, the festival features genre-defying musical experiences that regularly skirt, transcend and shatter preconceived conventions on what a musical performance is, and what it can become. “I think what we present is sound art or music that does not follow a lot of the rules of music as we are accustomed to. A lot of it does not follow the structures that most people are familiar with. So it’s often not based around music theory. Sometimes the artist will pick and choose different elements of conventional music, such as focusing on dynamics, and could have no concern for melody or harmony,” said Tone Deaf organizer Daniel Darch, who went to the first festival as a fan back in 2001. “In some cases the performances are just for the pleasure of sound. It’s not really about music, but it’s more about the physics of sound. Like Alvin Lucier [whose music was the subject

Ensemble SuperMusique is one of the headliners performing as part of Tone Deaf 12, which takes place later this month. of an entire evening of performances at a past Tone Deaf], his music is about exploring the acoustic space with very very simple minimalist sounds like sine waves and things like that. When you have such basic sounds, such pure sounds, you start to notice all kinds of acoustic phenomena.” Darch stressed that the shows, all of which take place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Clergy and Princess Streets, are truly multimedia presentations, featuring

visual art, video and dance. Each of the four nights is dedicated to a different theme. The first night, Oct. 17, “is based around musicians who use computers and software, and I think it will have, overall, a fairly ambient feel and very drone-like. So that night will be a night of very minimalist music.” Vancouver’s Loscil will feature drone-based electronica, while Toronto resident Neil Wiernik presents what is described as an “immersive


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audiovisual study on the silliness of sound.” One of the festival’s longtime organizers and supporters, Matt Rogalsky, will also present his own “meditation on the hum and buzz of reconstructed guitars.” “On the second night, there will be a screening of the 1922 silent film Nanook of the North, which is an Inuit documentary, and Tanya Tagaq is going to be live throat chanting as its soundtrack. There will be a drummer and violinist with her. And I think it’s going to be pretty improvised. And what she does is more than music. There’s a whole tradition behind it, and it’s kind of performance art too, because it’s very visual with the dancers and very intense,” said Darch, who added that the third night, Oct. 19, might feature the closes thing to conventional music with Kingdom Shore from Ottawa and headliners Ensemble SuperMusique from Montreal. “They are a rotating collective that is does what is called ‘musique actuelle’ and I think we would see that as more free jazz or improvised jazz.” Also featured that night is Happiness, an artist who creates jazzinspired political noise. “The final night is an evening of synthesizer music, using the vintage synthesizers, like analog synths from the 1970s. And the sounds you will

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hear are reminiscent of 1970s German ambient music and 1990s electronica. There will be video art as well,” Darch explained. Steve Hauschildt is the headline performer on Oct. 20. He used to be a member of the influential experimental synthesizer group Emeralds, which was popular earlier in the 2000s. Hauschildt has since gone solo. Also on the bill that evening are Le Revelateur from Montreal and Kingston’s own Fire Moss. “We’re happy that everything is at St. Andrew’s. It’s a new venue for us and I think that’s exciting. It’s a downtown location and it’s a nice acoustic space. Last year we did two nights at Chalmers United Church and we found that it was really nice having them in a church. It offers a nice atmosphere and the sound is amazing.” For more information on the show, visit Events are all ages, and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 to $15 at the door, with a limited number of festival passes available for $30. Advance tickets can be purchased at Brian’s Record Option, The Jungle and Tone Deaf 12 is sponsored and supported by the City of Kingston, the Kingston Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, Days Inn and CFRC radio.


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Veteran Steele By Jim Barber Staff Writer

Heritage Sports - Heading into the 2013-2014 Ontario Hockey League season, there was only a handful of players on the roster who had been part of the Kingston Frontenacs since a massive rebuilding effort began two years previously. When Doug Gilmour became general manager of the Frontenacs and brought in head coach Todd Gill, there was a grand design to dismantle the team and reconstruct it from the ground up. That first season was a struggle. The second season, 2012-2013, saw the team swoon in the second half of the season after a solid start, barely eking into the playoffs. But the coaches, management and players stuck to the plan and it appears to have paid off, as Kingston is seen as the team to beat in the OHL Eastern Conference, at least in the 2013-2014 pre-season prognostications. One of the soldiers whose commitment to the team has never wavered through the sometimes challenging retooling period is talented two-way defenceman Warren Steele. The 19-year-old native of Williamsburg, Ontario actually played a handful of games in 2010-2011, when Gilmour was still the coach, and then played the entire 20112012 campaign, not missing a game and showing his offensive prowess with seven goals and 22 assists. But he was also a -18, meaning there were some holes in the defensive end of his game. Last season, he scored five times and added 23 helpers and his plus/ minus rating improved to -9 on a team that surrendered 273 goals against, second worst in the conference. Coach Gill said Steele has both heart and skill, but sometimes his desire to jump into the play to

contribute offensively gets him in trouble. “He is a veteran guy that we’re expecting to come in and work some serious minutes for us on both the power play and penalty kill. He is capable of doing everything we expect of him, but Steele’s biggest problem sometimes is that he tries to overdo it a little bit. But if he is on his game, he is one of the best two-way defencemen in this league,” said the coach after a recent game. “We want him to jump into the play. He is a very good skater, a good offensive player. We want him to jump in and add that extra offence, but at the right time. And for the most part, especially this season, he has been doing that. He has become very reliable defensively, and is very valuable for us on special teams.” Gill also said it makes him and the other coaches feel good that the Frontenacs are doing so well this season and have a chance to do something special. It means the hard work and dedication of the likes of Steele, Jean Dupuy and Darcy Greenaway – players who have been through the tough times of the past couple of years - are being rewarded. “They went through some pretty bad times to get to where we are now, and I am glad that they are still here to be able to enjoy them,” said Gill. For his part, Steele said that even during the tough times, he never allowed his commitment to the team or his work ethic waver. “You really just took it game to game, and always played and practiced as hard as you could. I never gave up because you never know what can happen over a long season. Like last year when Peterborough made a late run and almost knocked us out of our playoff position. That proved that the season is not over until the last buzzer. I think you’ve

Veteran Frontenacs defenceman Warren Steele provides both offensive prowess and defensive solidity to the team’s back end. Photo/John Harman always got to play every game like it’s your last in this league, because you never know. I just battled through all the adversity as best I could,” said Steele, in an interview with Kingston Heritage, adding that he knew the brain trust at the top of the organization had an effective plan to turn the franchise’s on-ice fortunes around. “We have a great management staff up there, and they had a blueprint from day one. They knew what year they were going to build for, and when we were going to be a skilled team. They made the right moves and they also knew that we had a really good batch of young players coming up.” Steele described himself as a player who leads by example. Because of his lengthy tenure with the Frontenacs, he knows the young players and new acquisitions look to him.

“The way I lead is by doing every aspect of the game to the best of my ability. I really like to lead by example. You don’t always have to speak up in the dressing room. If you’re doing the right things on and off the ice, they younger guys are going to follow suit,” Steele said. He also knows that Gill and the other coaches have expectations of him continuing to be a leader on and off the ice. “The coach wants me to be one of the leaders on the back end. I think my strengths are being a solid, two-way defenceman, using my speed and skating to make a quick first pass and then jump into the play if need be. And also he wants me to be shutting down their top forward lines when we are on the penalty kill,” said Steele, who appreciates having a former 18-year NHL veteran defenceman as his head coach.

“Over the years he has done a lot of work with me on my timing on when to jump into the play. Sometimes he has to put the reins on me to not go all the time, and he has shown me that I don’t need to jump up that much because we’re not going to have a problem scoring goals. [Coach Gill] has been through the grind of 18 years in the NHL and he knows what he is talking about. He stuck around that long because he knows what needs to be done. I know he wants to bring some of that experience to our game and all of us on the blue line are trying to pick up some of the little tricks that he knows.” Steele said he wants to go as far as he can in hockey, but is also planning for his future and is taking courses at Queen’s University. For more information on The Frontenacs, visit


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New Vees goalie already loving life in Limestone City Heritage Sports - It’s a given in the hockey world that one of the key components to building a successful team is having goaltending that is steady, solid, sometimes spectacular and that has the ability to single-handedly yank victory from the jaws of impending defeat. Kingston Voyageurs management and coaching staff feel they got just that when they signed 18-year-old Burlington, ON native Alex BrooksPotts during training camp. And over the early portion of the season it appears to have been a brilliant signing as the unflappable netminder won his first four starts, surrendering just four goals (averaging one per game) over that span and with a sparkling .961 save percentage. “Alex was in the GOJHL(Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League), which is a very strong Junior B league down in southwestern Ontario, where he played for Stoney Creek. He was the rookie of the year and goalie of the month for three of the last four months of last season,” said head coach Colin Birkas, in a previous interview with the Kingston Heritage. Brooks-Potts was encouraged to try out for Kingston over the summer by Vees veteran and newly-minted team captain Mike Casale, who is from nearby Hamilton and also played with Stoney Creek earlier in his career. “Mike said it was a great team to play for, so I came here and luckily I made the team. Obviously this has been a great organization over the years and

they really want to win. I like that the goal of this team is to win games and take it as far as you can,” said the wellspoken Brooks-Potts, who said he has already developed a great affinity for Kingston and its hockey fans. “I can’t thank Kingston enough for the great experience I have already had so far. I have been able to check out the city a bit and it’s been nice. It’s a great city with great people, and the fans have been amazing. We met the season ticket holders recently and they are all very nice people, and very dedicated. It’s great to have the kind of support that this team has. It’s great to play at home when you have that kind of support in the stands. “Everyone is working hard and we’re all focusing on how to improve individually and as a team. It always helps having fans that want us to do well, who expect us to do well. That added pressure helps push the players to improve their game.” As for Brooks-Potts’ game between the pipes, he describes himself as a ‘hybrid’ goaltender who mixes both the butterfly and stand-up style. “At the end of the day, you have to stop the puck. As a kid I really worked on my technique, trying to be square to everything. But as you grow up and become more experienced you learn to adapt and there are times when it may not look pretty, but as long as you stock the puck, that’s what matters. If you make the save, then you’ve done your job,” he explained. “I think the strength of my game is my speed and positioning. And I have been working hard on my hand-eye co-ordination a lot lately, and also my

overall fitness level to try and keep improving my game.” While he said he feels confident stepping out of his crease to handle the puck, he only does so when necessary and tries not to make a habit of it. “I am not the kind of goalie who will go out and handle the puck on every play like [New Jersey Devils legend] Martin Brodeur. But I think when the puck needs to be played, I will play it effectively.” As a child growing up in Burlington, Brooks-Potts started off playing a number of roles. Like many hockey house leagues, the youngsters would try out all positions on the ice. “When it was my turn to be goalie I really liked it, and ever since then I have been a goalie. I used to watch Patrick Roy and really liked him when I started. The Colorado Avalanche was my favourite team when I was a kid because of him. And I also like [Pittsburgh’s] Mark-Andre Fleury and [Montreal’s] Carey Price,” he said. Being a goaltender at any level of hockey means that you are a focal point on the ice. At times, all eyes in the rink are watching you, and in key situations tons of pressure is on the person wearing the big pads to make a game-saving play. Brooks-Potts said he relishes such opportunities and will continue to do so while playing for the Voyageurs. “I have always liked the challenge of being a goalie. There are times when everyone really is looking at you and you are at the centre of all the action and you need to make that save. But I truly like to be the difference maker in a game,” he said.

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$70 Million Queen’s student dorms Loyalist council waiting for MoE call on pollution plant re-rating get green light from City Hall By Bill Hutchins Reporter

EMC News – Queen’s University is making room to add another 550 students on campus. A contentious zoning bylaw amendment sailed through city council September 24 that allows Queen’s to construct two large student residence buildings. “Together they will provide us with almost 550 additional beds for students of all years, plus an additional dining facility,” said a delighted Dr. Alan Harrison, the university’s provost. He says Queen’s is eager to start construction soon on a nine-storey, 272-bed dorm at 28 Albert Street, plus a five storey, 274-bed dorm at 222 Stuart Street. “Scheduled completion is by summer of 2015 with occupancy by fall 2015.” Coun. Bryan Paterson, who chairs the planning committee, voted in favour of the $70 million development. He says relaxing the height, density and setback rules to accommodate the dual dorms will prevent ‘student creep’ in residential neighbourhoods that surround the campus. “I know there were a few neighbours in the area that were a little concerned but I think overall people prefer to see more students in the existing student village than out in the neighbourhoods.” He says the zoning amendment’s increased density amounts to adding an extra 100 people to an area that already has a high concentration of students. “If it was in an area with families I’d have real concerns with that. But if it’s an area where you already have 1,200, 1,500 or 2,000 students is an extra 100 students really going to make a difference?” Council voted 9-1 in favour of the development.

Coun. Liz Schell cast the lone dissenting vote. She says the development will “loom” over the heritage corridor on King Street, west of Kingston General Hospital. “The building does not add to the streetscape,” she said, referring to the five-storey U-shaped dorm proposed on Stuart Street. Queen’s University is desperate to address a housing crunch on campus, noting some students are currently sleeping in converted lounges or downtown hotel rooms due to a lack of space. Dr. Harrison says building two large residences in the southwest quadrant of campus is an ideal solution. “We just feel it’s the right thing to do, and clearly the council agreed.” He praised the town-gown cooperation. “The approval we received from the city is a testament to careful planning and strong (public) consultation … and also excellent relations with the city including this planning department.” Many neighbours, including MPP John Gerretsen, complained the development is out of scale with the nearby low-rise homes. But project supporters say putting more students on campus will likely relieve pressure on student housing conversions. “The extra space will relieve pressure that our students generate in near-campus neighbourhoods,” explained Dr. Harrison. There has been talk among opponents that the approved bylaw amendment could be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board. “It’s always a possibility. I haven’t heard anything but I think the council has made the right decision and we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” said Coun. Paterson.

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Heritage News - In order to help anticipate future residential, commercial and industrial growth in the municipality, Loyalist Township staff has applied to the Approvals Branch of the provincial Ministry of the Environment to expand the capacity of the township’s Water Pollution Control Plant. Located in Amherstview, the plant currently operates at a capacity of 5,700 cubic metres per day. Township officials would like to see that raised to 6,400 cubic metres per day without having to do any renovations or construction on the plant itself. The process began a number of months ago, but is being held up to some extent, because the MoE has concerns with ongoing elevated pH levels at the plant, and wants those sorted out before granting what is known as a ‘re-rating,’ of the facility for the extra 700 cubic metres of liquid. Back in May of 2012, an engineering firm hired by township council determined that the extra capacity could be added without the need to do any construction. The application for the re-rating was sent in to the ministry early in 2013, and its officials replied that there were issues with elevated pH levels

in the effluent existing in the holding lagoons, according to a report presented to council by Jenna Shultz, assistant township engineer, at its regular meeting on Sept. 23. “We’re waiting to hear back from the ministry. Staff was just giving us a heads up as to where we are at in the process. Our staff has always done that with ongoing issues so that we don’t get blindsided by something. And I know I put my faith in the good work of our staff. I have so much confidence in their competence and their responsibility, and so do my colleagues around the table,” said Loyalist Township Mayor Bill Lowry. “The ministry has just identified something that we need to look at. But we have a very good reputation with them. They are always giving kudos to council and our staff about how up front and accommodating we are. The MoE knows we are totally responsible and accountable and this report is part of ongoing communication between their staff and our staff, sorting things out to make sure the plant is safe.” If, in the end, the ministry decides that the pH levels need to be addressed before allowing for the extra 700 cubic metres, Schulz said there were two options before council if they wanted to address the problem.

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Heritage Events – Kingston may not be known as ‘the Hollywood of the North’ like Toronto, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some talented filmmakers in the city. Ilke Hincer is one of these filmmakers, and he hopes that his latest work, a short film entitled Paper Covers Rock, will show viewers that great filmmaking is possible in Kingston. “I am really happy with the film and looking forward to people seeing it and them seeing Kingston and the different locations that are featured in the film,” said Hincer, “I’m also excited to show people that it is actually possible to make these types of movies right here in Kingston.” From a young age, Hincer always envisioned himself acting and being

involved in the arts. Even though life led him to a commerce program at Queen’s, drama and acting were never far from his thoughts. “Drama and theater were always a passion for me, and in university I took every elective drama class that I could. It really kept the creative energy flowing for me,” explained Hincer, “In 1998 I decided it was time for me to move to Toronto. I moved and I got an agent, I took acting courses, I went on auditions. I really honed my abilities and it went really well for me.” After 10 years in Toronto, Hincer decided to move back to Kingston, where he grew up - but that didn’t mean that he wanted to stop acting. Hincer worked on different films, including an adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera by Kingstonian Anthony D.P. Mann, and also directed a couple of music videos; all of these projects went well and

left him wanting more. “At a certain point you want to tell your own stories. I thought before I move onto a feature film of my own, I want to experiment with other formats. I really learned what it was like to tell stories and really enjoyed all of the experience I gained in Toronto. When I moved to Kingston, I kept it going and now I have this 20-minute film to show for it.” The film, while only 20 minutes long, is about life, the interactions we have as human beings and the challenges we face. “It is about love and loss and the stuff that we go through,” added Hincer, “It is a story about people and their lives, about happy moments, about tough times. Someone loses a family member in the story and the other characters deal with that and it’s really about how they deal with it.” Inspiration for the film came from life experiences, but also from what Hincer himself enjoys most in films. “I tend to gravitate towards films that don’t have giant spectacles,” he said. “I like the pared down films that are about the characters and how they appear on screen and the situations they find themselves in. The dialogue should be natural and real. I gravitate towards that when I am watching films and that is what my own film features.” Along with the production of

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Heritage News - An alarming statistic shows that one out of every five children in Ontario lives with asthma. But, according to the Lung Association of Ontario, this does not mean they need to sit on the sidelines while their friends are participating in sports. “A big message that we want to send home is that physical activity should not be limited in any way because of your asthma, and if it is that’s a sign of poor asthma control and it needs to be addressed,” said Jessica Schooley, PCAP coordinator at KGH. Schooley joined Ontario Lung Association South Eastern Ontario area manager Kerry McCloy and MP Ted Hsu at St. Joseph/St. Mary Catholic School Sept. 23 to present the Lung Association’s new booklet, Asthma Active, to principal Mark Perrault. Asthma Active is a free book of puzzles, games and information,


know what asthma is, they may not realize what they have or what they need to do to control it. And it can have a big impact on what you’re able to do.” Hsu, whose daughter Ella attends St. Joseph/St. Mary, also noted that it’s beneficial for all students to be aware of asthma and what to do if they notice a friend is in trouble. “It is pretty common, so it’s important to know about it,” Hsu said. “And it’s important to know about your friends who are carrying medication and who might need something if they exercise and aren’t used to asthma. They might need help…I think it’s very good to have that general knowledge.” Following the presentation of the book, Hsu, Schooley and McCloy met with students for a fun, educational St. Joseph/St. Mary principal Mark Perrault, South Eastern Ontario session involving the Asthma Active Lung Association area manager Kerry McCloy, KGH PCAP coordinator booklet. Jessica Schooley and MP Ted Hsu with the Asthma Active booklet. “We hope that all the other schools in the area are going to notice that we as well,” McCloy said. or call the local office at have this resource and jump on board For more information, visit www. 613-545-3462.

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Adding in appraisal, legal, environmental assessment and other fees, the total cost was estimated at $334,000, with $167,000 picked up by the grant. A further $25,000 will be generated through fundraising initiatives, meaning All Coats, Mitts, the cost to the Loyalist Township taxpayer will be $142,000. Heritage News A few more acres of valuable, significant and pristine Hats, Sca That amount will be split almost evenly over the next two capital budgets rves, land on Amherst Island has now come under municipal protection thanks to Boots & M for 2014 and 2015. the foresight of island residents and a municipal council willing to invest in ORE! An emotional Coun. Duncan Ashley, who represents Amherst Island on something where the payoff is more ethereal than monetary. In the works for a number of months, council passed a bylaw to purchase township council, said it was amazing that staff “got the price down from RECYCLE and preserve 55 acres of beachfront land, known as the Baxter Property, at about half a million dollars to what I see as a ridiculous price for this parcel E YL ST RE & OctOber 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 its regular meeting on Sept. 23. The property is adjacent to 500 acres of land of land.” 277 Bath Rd. • 613-544-4396 | 472 Division St. • 613-531-5002 He also said he would “tell everyone on Amherst Island about what we already owned by the township in Big Marsh. Bath Rd. New Store Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:30am-8pm, Sat. 9:30am- 6pm After negotiating with the former landowner, the purchase price was set have done here, and I will defend any councilor for the courage they have at $300,000, but township staff shown for being able to preserve this land. I am very grateful.” The idea was the brainchild of longtime former township CAO Diane put together a successful grant application that sees half the Pearce, who retired in June. Pearce is a lifelong resident of Amherst Island purchase price offset by the and a staunch advocate for its residents. “She was the leader and the driving force of this initiative. She heard that Ontario Heritage Trust’s National Spaces Land Acquisition this property was coming up for sale, she did her homework and she kind of took it upon herself to see how council would feel about this. So when it did and Stewardship Program. first come to council we had all the information and we gave staff the go-ahead to do * See our flyer in today’S paper some negotiating. It’s one of those nice stories that came along really quick. Something like this usually takes a year or more, but this one came together nicely,” said Mayor Bill Lowry. Lowry said that maintaining the uniqueWith so many amazing leather styles, ness and quality of life and preserving the down. sit to need you may natural heritage of Amherst Island for future generations made the purchase pretty easy to agree to. “For the past 12 years, this whole council ULTIMATE LEATHER SALE has an appreciation for heritage and for preserving the land. And if you’ve got a chunk of land that is absolutely pristine and we can on this all leather stationary sofa SALE get some financial help to get it, then we ENDS OCTOBER have a duty to do so. It wasn’t a hard sell for 21ST council. The price was very, very reasonable. Amherst Island has got so much going for it, and I think a purchase like this is something to enhance natural tourism and the quality (INCLuDEs of life and the desire for people who want to TAx) preserve a way of life on Amherst Island.” Staff put together the grant application Zack now $ only late in 2012 and received approval in February of this year. Organizations such as Ducks Unlimited and the Kingston Field NaturalBONUS ists will be approached to help contribute to COUPON! the $25,000 fundraising goal, according to a staff report from Murray Beckel, director of planning and development services for Loyalist Township. He also said that the purchase conforms wy erona now $ now $ 599 only only 699 to the Township’s Official Plan and Recre* COMFORTABLE PAYMENTS AVAILABLE ation Master Plan and that the process created a valuable partnership with the Ontario Heritage Trust. “The great thing about Amherst Island is so many people want to get involved in presJust 20 minutes north of the 401 ervation of the natural environment. And Fantastic golf in the Land O’ Lakes. Selected areas only we’re happy to help,” said Lowry. R0012334724 By Jim Barber

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EMC news- At a recent special meeting of Frontenac Islands Council, council dealt with the by-law to authorize the submission of an application to the Ontario Infrastructure and lands Corporation (OILC) requesting financing for certain Frontenac Islands capital works projects, specifically the Wolfe Island arena Roof at an estimated cost of 600,000, (1st and 2nd reading). The application to OILC is seeking long term borrowing through the issue of debentures to OILC and temporary borrowing pending their issuance. The amount of the loan request was $600,000. The resolution received a third reading and was passed. However the actual amount of any loan will be determined at a later date, when the total of dona-

tions is known, and the final costs are fixed by contract. A question was asked regarding lump sum payments of such a loan, and also of any prepayment of the loan. The CAO was to obtain such details for council. Council also passed further resolutions regarding the Wolfe Island rink, as recommended by Project Manager Patrick Thompson, all in an effort to reduce some costs and determine the best bids. For instance they will negotiate with Custom Forming (sole bidder) to determine if savings can be realized to lower the costs of $73,000 for framing (cement) for the rink roof. (discussion is underway with Lafarge). WI Community Centre Board spokesman Paul Hogan was present to speak to the issues, and noted that discussion is underway with Lafarge for a possible lower cement pricing.

They will also be re-issuing the tenders for the steel and erection component, with some modifications to the plans in order to bring that pricing lower. There were 5 original bids received. He pointed out that CCB money has already been raised and received through grants (Trillium, CFDC, Hockeyville, Music Fest etc.) Exciting times….. 2. Further to Wolfe Island Grill owner Casey Fisher’s request for a noise exemption, CAO George Luhowy presented a package of material with regard to noise and hearing outlining effects of db levels on hearing as well. It included Ministry of Labour guidelines ( anything above 85 db’s is not acceptable from a work standpoint etc.) and 3 examples of noise bylaws from other townships and different levels based on times of day and days of week. Village spokesman Ken Keyes reminded

council that the upcoming planning & zoning commercial-residential designation recommended for Marysville makes it unusual to come up with an answer. Deputy Mayor Jones suggested that possibly an APP for checking db levels might be available when the question arose of how to check on this aspect. A person in the public section checked and showed there was. That lead to laughter when someone else suggested indiviuals wandering up and down with cell phones listening to the music. Fisher noted that The Mansion in Kingston is also in a commercialresidential area and has a 85 db level limit. Ken Keyes and Casey Fisher will continue to work on finding agreement to determine the right db level and time frames for any exemption to the township’s noise bylaw for the next council meeting Oct. 15th on Howe Island.

3. There was some discussion about the recent visit of the By Law Control Officer Ken Gilpin and some concerns that have been raised. 4. Council approved the purchase of a 1997 pumper truck for the Howe Island Fire and Rescue Department at a cost of $25,000. Funds were transferred from the Howe Island Fire Reserves. Council meets next Tues. Oct. 15 , Howe Island -6:30 pm.

sion, as the ballerinas moved or posed, it was fascinating to watch the photographers, many of whom were shooting dance for the first time. They looked enthralled, excited to be in the dance environment. It’s a passionate place. Dance and theatre are two of my favorite forms of photography. There aren’t enough photographers around who can do it well, so it’s nice to see folks beginning to learn the skills. Some of those involved seemed to get the feeling and meaning of dance and their images showed this. Others struggled, and, likewise, their photographs showed it. It’s a hard road. It takes a lot of skill. You have to know your camera thoroughly. You have to

understand dance, and you have to understand the specific form of dance you’re photographing. I was so inspired with the photographers surrounding me at the Kingston School of Dance that I decided to host a Meetup on theatre photography. Photographers will get an opportunity to shoot live theatre. Live performance is a nightmare for many photographers. There are no setups or second chances in live theatre (or live dance per-

formances) and you have no control over the light (or extreme lack of light). There’s a huge frustration curve to conquer, but that’s where you learn. You’ll never learn action photography in a class. It helps to have a mentor and

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is that it gives an opportunity for new people to work with those who are more experienced and it gives the experienced a chance to take on the role of mentor,” said Brule. He encourages any member with a particular skill to make a suggestion for a Meetup. Some sessions have a fee, but most are free. “We’re going to have a yearly membership fee soon,” said Brule. “It won’t be a lot, maybe ten or twenty dollars. I don’t want this to be something where no one bothers to do anything. It’s meant to be a group that is active, where people can grow their skills and push ideas forward and get out there and do stuff.” Brule said he’d like the group to become a resource. “I’d like this group to be able to be a go-to place even for people outside of the group looking for photographers or information. I would like to see this as a resource for the community.” He explained that as photographers’ skills develop, they shouldn’t be afraid to make money. Many media outlets today encourage amateurs to upload their photos, and the average amateur photographer jumps at the chance to see their name on a TV screen or in public. It may be an ego boost, but it’s slowly destroying the image of professional photography. Brule said he’d like to see more Photography Meetup shows and productions. Their first one is running this month, with group members’ images on display at The Sleepless Goat on Princess Street. “I’d like to see more events that focus on work done by people in the group,” said Brule. “In the future this may include film productions for festivals or YouTube. There’s no way you can ignore the growing world of video that is available on most new cameras.” In the recent dance photo ses-


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Memorial Cup makes appearance in Kingston The Memorial Cup, emblematic of major junior hockey supremacy in North America, made a few appearances in the Kingston area recently. As part of celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Original Hockey Hall of Fame in the Limestone City, the Cup was displayed at a number of locations in and around the community, including at the Invista Centre during the Kingston Voyageurs game on Sept. 26. Here, 10-year-old Ben O’Mara of Kingston poses with the venerable trophy alongside Don McPherson, a member of the board of directors for the Original Hockey Hall of Fame. The hall’s foundEntertainment – Wannabe: the Spice Girls Tribute Band (Anika Johnson, Catharine Mer- er, Capt. James T. Sutherland, has also been credited with coming up with the idea for riam, Janee Olivia, Barbara Johnston and Suzy Wilde) played a packed house at the Man- the Memorial Cup in 1919, to commemorate the tens of thousands of Canadian soldiers Photo/Jim Barber sion on Wednesday, September 25th. Photos/Jenn Palmer killed and wounded in the First World War.

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‘Central’ provided vital link with farm neighbours Columnist Lifestyle – It was a complete mystery to me.   I never thought much about it before Uncle Lou, with his usual feeling of compassion for Mother, installed our first telephone out on the farm in Northcote.  But once that beautiful oak contraption was hung on our wall in the kitchen, I was in complete awe of how someone not even in our house, knew when we wanted to talk to someone miles away, or they wanted to talk to us. That someone was right inside Briscoe’s General Store! She sat on a padded chair in front of a big board with holes in it, and long cords trapped in a desk-like affair in front of her.  Usually, a light would come on, but sometimes a little bell would ring, and she would know exactly what to do with those cords and the holes in the board with the red lights flashing! Sometimes, Mr. Briscoe manned what was called the switchboard himself, but I have little memory of his voice coming into our oak phone on the kitchen wall.  It was someone we simply called “Central”. The very first day we got the phone, will stay in my mind forever.  Mother cried.  Not from sadness, but from the sheer wonder of finally being able to talk to someone at will beyond the four walls of our old log house.  That first night, we sat around the kitchen waiting for the phone to ring.  There was no looking through Eaton’s catalogue that night, or whittling or playing cards at the pine table.  Even Mother’s diaries never left the back-tothe-wall cupboard.  We sat in a circle as if we were in a theatre.  Only Father wasn’t that impressed. Finally, it came around to bedtime, and it looked very much like the phone was not going to ring. It was Mother who decided, if no one was going to ‘call in’, then she would ‘call out’.  She went to the beautiful new phone, which I thought was every bit as nice as the new oak ice box grandfather bought for us, and took the receiver off the hook, and pressed a little black button on the side of the box. “Could I please talk to Bertha Thom,” she said into the black mouthpiece.  And there it was!  There was Mother talking to Aunt Bertha!  Just as if she was in another room, and not across the 20-acre field on the next farm. When the phone was put in that day, we were told our ring was ‘two longs and a short’.  It didn’t take us long to know the

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rings of everyone else in Northcote. But it really didn’t matter if we knew the right rings or not, because “Central” as we called the switchboard at Briscoes General Store, was well acquainted with the rings of everyone for miles around. Having a phone was not without its problems.  When it rang, it could be for any number of homes in Northcote!  As many as four or even five other families shared the line!  We soon found out you had to be extremely careful what you said on the phone, because, if they chose to listen in, everyone who took off their receiver were privileged to your conversation.  And it wasn’t unusual to have your complete conversation repeated the next day at the General Store! It also wasn’t unusual to pick up the receiver and ask Central if she knew where Mrs. Hines was...her advice was needed.  Central always knew where everyone was.  Sometimes when Mother rang a neighbour, Central would come on and say, “Oh, she’s gone into Renfrew to Walkers...she needed some lace trim for a blouse she’s making.  She should be back in a couple you want me to ring you when she gets home?” Central was the lifeblood of the entire neighbourhood.  If there was a fire, or any other emergency, somehow Central was able to ring all the farms at the same time, at least that seemed to be the case.  Because everyone responded in jig time to give a helping hand where needed. Of course you didn’t need Central if you knew the ring of the person you were calling.  You just pressed the little black button on the side of the telephone and twirled the handle on the other side, giving the number of rings to reach whomever you wanted to talk to.  And it wasn’t unusual for Central to interrupt your call to tell you some important bit of news, or to say someone else was trying to get the phone, and would you please hurry it up and free up the line!!  It was different when Mr. Briscoe was answering a call.  With him it was all business... no time for idle chatter with Mr. Briscoe! Mother always felt safer once we had the phone put in on the farm.  Some of the isolation she felt when she first moved to Northcote was gone.  It was my sister Audrey who noticed it.  “It’s not exactly like New York,” Audrey said.  “But for Mother it beats not being able to talk to another soul without getting out the horse and buggy or the old Model T.” Yes indeed.  The new phone made a world of difference to our lives on the farm.  And “Central”, I thought back then, was just about the most important person in Northcote.  She was that vital link between isolation and connection with a neighbour.



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BrassWerks to Play Sydenham Street United Church mixed-voice group that often plays with the Kingston Symphony, will join the brass ensemble for some numbers. Brian Jackson will also be a special guest. In the past, Jackson has conducted the Ontario Youth Choir, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia and many others. Catherine Redsell, a French horn player with BrassWerks, looks forward to tomorrow’s concert. “Brass ensembles can be exciting, they can be romantic, they’re very versatile,” says Redsell. BrassWerks has been performing together for nearly nine years, and most of the original members are still part of the group. John Palmer, the ensemble’s founder, started the group by rounding up musicians who were

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Heritage Sports - With KASSAA Field Hockey well underway for the 2013 season, the La Salle Black Knights visited the LCVI Lancers at LCVI field Sept. 25. La Salle prevailed 3-0 in a tightly contested match for their second win in as many days. Photo/J0hn Harman

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Zombies and spiders and wolves… oh my! By Hollie Pratt-Campbell

Heritage Events - October has officially arrived, which means Halloween is right around the corner. Here in the Limestone City, it’s easy to get into the spirit of the season thanks to the good people at Fort Henry, who every year raise the dead for their popular Fort Fright event. This year, Fort Fright is expected to be scarier than ever thanks to the addition of new themed spaces in the dry ditch, the Fort’s recently acquired high tech projection system and live zombies who are hungry for the blood of innocent visitors. Some of the zombies are on roller skates, making them virtually impossible to escape on foot. “Our theme is Fort Henry was hosting a roller derby event one evening when the zombies came to life and took over the Fort,” explains Fort Henry manager Will Baird. Before they arrive at the derby arena, however, guests must travel through, among other things, a graveyard, a spider colony, and an area Baird affectionately refers to as the “hillbilly hut”. (Think: redneck zombies jumping out at you from behind bales of hay.) Following hillbilly hut is a hay bale maze, where more scary creatures may or may not be lurking. Baird notes that there is no shortage of people who are eager to dress up in costumes and scare people. “We have about 15-20 scare actors a night, and then on top of that we have a very robust volunteer program,” he says. “On any given weekend, you can expect 10-12 people that want to dress up and scare people.” The derby girls, for example, are volunteers from Kingston’s recreational roller derby club, the REC’n Rollers. “[The rest of the actors are] spread throughout the facility in different kinds of things,” Baird says. “In our hay bale maze, which is really popular, we’ve got a lot of people in those ghillie suits.” Others are found in the indoor portion of the Fort, where there is no shortage of dark corners to hide in and jump out from. There are also many scary looking displays and animatronics, including enormous spiders and wolves that lunge at the feet of passersby. “The wolves are a feature prop at a lot of different attractions,” Baird says. “We were very lucky to get them in for this year.” The Fort Fright team has also made great use of the dry ditch and the huge wall that surrounds the Fort. “We have a whole series of lights that can light you up as you go around,” Baird says. “So you’ll have these huge shadows cast on the wall as you walk through.” Even Fort Henry’s restaurant, The Battery Bistro, is getting into the spirit. “They have some catchy ways to marry the meal service to the theme of Halloween walk the plank salmon, stuff like that,” Baird says. For a truly terrorizing experience, Baird recommends visiting on a weeknight. “We actually find that on the nights that aren’t as busy, the earlier weeknights, it’s more fun because you get to scare people better,” he says with a menacing laugh. Fort Fright is open Thursday to Saturday evenings Sept. 26 - Oct. 9, and nightly Oct. 24 – Nov. 2, 6 to 10 p.m.

Above: Fort Fright’s “hillbilly hut”. Above right: Guests get to walk through a graveyard at this year’s Fort Fright. Right: Zombie derby girls at this year’s Fort Fright. Photos/Hollie Pratt-Campbell

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Athletes’ pay continues to soar into the stratosphere Jeff Maguire Columnist

Lifestyle – In 1930 baseball legend Babe Ruth was under public scrutiny due to his high salary. After making $70,000 each of the previous three seasons the New York Yankees’ sensation had his pay packet increased by another ten grand. The Great Depression was in full swing at the time and with jobs at a premium people were lining up daily to eat at soup kitchens. Terrible times, so little wonder the American public were envious of ‘The Bambino.’ In today’s terms his 1930 salary would be worth approximately $1.1 million. At the time it was considered “astonishing!” Ruth was never stuck for words and he had a quick response when a reporter asked how he could justify making $80,000 to play baseball when then US President Herbert Hoover was paid $75,000 annually. “I know, but I had a better year than Hoover,” he replied. Today another Yankees’ superstar Alex Rodriguez is taking home a cool $32 million (m) per season. That’s eight times the pay of current American President Barack Obama. Of course A-Rod’s pay cheque may only last as long as his current appeal of a 211 game suspension imposed recently by Major League Baseball (MLB) for his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. He won’t be paid for the period of his suspension, should it be upheld by an independent arbitrator. The appeal hearing is scheduled to begin Sept. 30. Yes, money and top-flight athletes go hand in hand and that is a major topic of discussion among people today, just as it was when Ruth was busily re-writing the

MLB batting record book in the 1920s and ‘30s. For fans of team sports the main focus is the season, the playoff or pennant races and ultimately, hopefully, a championship for their favourite team or teams. I’m a Detroit Tigers’ fan. At this writing the ball club is on the verge of a third straight American League (AL) Central Division championship. I’m hopeful of another strong playoff showing. Tigers rolled to the AL Pennant in 2012 before bombing in the World Series, losing four straight to San Francisco Giants, the National League titleists. The National Hockey League (NHL) campaign is just around the corner – a full season too this time – and locally all eyes are on the Ottawa Senators. Fans are anxious to see how the Sens will perform without long-time captain and talisman Daniel Alfredsson? Or at the very least Ottawa fans will be anticipating the club’s first meeting with the Detroit Red Wings, Alfie’s new team. That comes up Oct. 23 in the Motor City. The clubs are now in the same division and will face-off four times during the campaign. Despite the fact fans like me enjoy following their team(s) day-to-day throughout the various seasons it is difficult for most of us to relate to what athletes today are being paid. Only a tiny fraction of people ever achieve such riches! Salaries incredible Being paid so handsomely to play a game doesn’t compute for most of us. But clearly it does when the various leagues and their member teams consider the bottom line, which is making money. Because I’m a Tigers’ fan I will focus on them as one good example of massive player salaries.

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In 2008 slugger Miguel Cabrera inked what was then the richest contract in team history, an eight-year $153m pact. Certainly if anyone warrants that kind of money, Cabrera does. At age 30 he has quickly overtaken the biggest run producers in MLB history. Last year the Detroit third baseman won the “Triple Crown” which goes to a player who combines the highest batting average with the most home runs and the highest runs batted in total. His award was the first in 45 years. The previous Major Leaguer to achieve the rare honour was former Boston Red Sox star Carl Yastrzemski in 1967, Canada’s Centennial Year. Not surprisingly, with two years left in his current deal, Tigers’ brass has already begun talks with the Venezuelan-born Cabrera about a contract extension. Cabrera isn’t the highest paid player on the Detroit roster however. Far from it in fact! Power hitter Prince Fielder set a new team record in January 2012 when he inked a nine-year, $214m deal. Fielder, son of former Toronto Blue Jays’ slugger Cecil Fielder, has played well although his home run production has tailed off. The distinction of the largest contract for a pitcher in MLB history belongs to current Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander. He agreed (who wouldn’t?) to a seven-year, $180m contract prior to this season. Verlander, who won the prestigious Cy Young Award and the AL Most Valuable Player in 2011, has struggled somewhat this season however. Tigers’ management and fans feel he is so competitive that he may be over trying in an effort to live up to the hype. But despite being down in victories his overall pitching statistics remain among the best in the AL as this regular season wraps up. The long campaign ends Sunday with the playoffs starting the first week of October.

I have not used the term “earned” to describe athletes’ pay. That’s because I don’t believe anyone can really earn such inflated salaries. Still, if there is any sport that can afford to pay such ridiculous amounts to its players, it is revenue rich Major League Baseball. Internet returns alone have boosted baseball earnings in North America to the highest mark in the history of the sport. On the global sports stage nothing can knock soccer – or football as it is called in most of the world – from the top rung. Soccer, which is often referred to as “the World Game”, is No. 1. But outside of a handful of teams led by Spain’s Real Madrid, Manchester United of the English Premier League (EPL) and Barcelona, also of the Spanish La Liga, most teams are struggling to keep their heads above water. That is mainly due to ridiculously inflated player salaries. Striking it rich As the new European soccer season began a few weeks ago, Real Madrid completed the highest ever transfer deal in world football history. They signed Welsh midfielder Gareth Bale from London side Tottenham Hotspur of the EPL for €100m ($140 million CDN). That is only the transfer fee paid to Tottenham! The Madrid soccer giants will also have to pay Bale a reported £256,000 per week ($404,000 CDN). Still, the highest earning soccer players don’t come close to the best paid athletes in North American sports, unless you include the endorsement deals for a select few such as former English star David Beckham and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. The National Football League and National Basketball Association in the U.S. also pay massive money for their top stars.

Of course the real beneficiary of the Bale to Madrid arrangement is Tottenham. Sure, they lose a player who won both top awards in the EPL last season. But fearing a Bale exit they signed seven new players in the off season for a combined £115m. The transfer money from Real Madrid basically covers their signing spree. Such is the world of professional sports! Oh yes, the 100 highest earning athletes in the world (according to Forbes Magazine) include 27 MLB players. Rodriguez at $32 million leads the baseball world. But he’s No. 18 on the overall list. Of the top 10 sports earners, five are Americans. Soccer’s Beckham ($47m) qualifies for the list despite announcing his retirement this past spring. He ranks eighth. The top five are led by golfer Tiger Woods ($78m), followed by tennis star Roger Federer ($71.5m), NBA stars Kobe Bryant ($61.9m) and LeBron James ($59.8m) with New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees ($51m) rounding out the select list. The top 100 play 11 different sports with baseball first (27). There are 21 NBA players on the chart, 13 NFLers and 12 soccer stars. A total of 23 countries are represented on the elite roll. Not surprisingly 63 Americans are among the top 100 sports wage earners. Clearly they won’t be holding a tag day for the recently embattled Mr. Woods based on these numbers. All things considered it still totally boggles the mind! If you have a comment or question for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers. com.

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334 Queen Mary Rd., Unit 215 - In sought after Admiralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Walk in the Park. This two bedroom condominium is ready for viewing. Great building, with spacious living room and patio doors to balcony. Second floor. Brick over â&#x20AC;&#x153;all concrete buildingâ&#x20AC;?. Condo fees $231. Follow Bath Rd. to Queen Mary Rd. north past Extendicare, behind Beardall Animal Hospital. Diane Judge will greet you. Immed. Occupancy. MLS#13607985.

90 Inverness Cres. - In the heart of beautiful Strathcona Park, great central city location close to shopping and Hwy. 401. Fully modernized 4 level side split, with new flooring, doors, trim & kitchen. Two gas fireplaces for cozy comfort. Patio doors onto concrete patio and lush rear garden. Newly painted top to bottom. Hallway entrance to garage. New 200 amp elect. panel. Asking $309,900 with fall possession. MLS#13608131.

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1316 Greenwood Park Drive 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home on cul-de-sac with pool, hottub & no rear neighbours in Kingston East. Features upgraded kitchen, hardwood & ceramic, 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings on main floor, master bedroom with walk-in closet and luxury 5 pc ensuite. $479,900 MLSÂŽ

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1025 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 3 season retreat in Irvine Bay on the north  

      shore of Wolfe Island. The main cottage has an open concept living area         with an updated kit, S/S appliances,        and a spacious dining & living area. All        carpet free with quality laminate flooring throughout. The cottage        has a raised 450sqft professionally designed cedar deck. At the 99ft of !       waterfront a newly updated 12'x16'   %     cedar deck and 24' dock provides for the mooring of 2 boats. A total of 1.2        Acres of manicured lot with mature trees & perennial gardens.

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1538 Shore Road $679,000 Waterfront home on Grass Creek one minute from your private dock to the Bateau Channel the spectacular views from the 320 square foot upper deck and the 1200 square foot lower patio overlooking the landscaped grounds and gardens provide for countless hours of family pleasure, entertaining and spectacular sunsets. This recently renovated and restored country retreat provides for over 2000 sq. ft. Of living space on two levels and if required a fully self contained ready to go in law suite. The newly constructed 725 sq. ft. Two car garage provides ample space for a workshop and inside entry to the dwelling.

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38 Jorene Dr. – $ 377,000

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Looking for a nice quiet neighbourhood close to parks, Lake Ontario and one of the best public schools in Kingston? This lovely Reddendale area 4 bedroom home features 3 full washrooms, recent 600 sq ft master retreat addition with ensuite and walk in closet, updated kitchen, gas fireplace and most windows have been updated. Large 10x28,3 season sunroom overlooking mature back yard. In-Law suite with separate entrance. You will love this home!

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Need more room? This 4 bedroom, 2sty semi-detached home is loaded with features. 3 full and 1 half wshrms, quality laminate flooring on the main and upper level, walk out to back yard, in-law suite in lower level with separate side entrance, single car garage, A/C and on a bus route. 8 appliances included. Why rent when you can own?

Lovely and affordable 2 sty, 2 bth, 3 bedroom semi-detached home! Kitchen updates include counter, door fronts and hardware. New upper level flooring and some rooms freshly painted. Finished rec room with 3 pc wshrm, private back yard and large deck for entertaining, close to schools, shopping, parks and public transportation. Centennial to Waterloo.


156 Division st. - $525,000.00

Thinking of opening a restaurant or fast food eatery? The present location of the Ka-me Sushi and Izakaya Japanese restaurant located in the hub of Kingston. The owner has decided to downsize and sell the building so now it is your turn to create your own fabulous restaurant or open another location of your existing restaurant. Featuring two levels of dining with a capacity of 38 people, updated male and female washrooms, wiring, plumbing and stairs. This is a hard to find location in the hub of Kingston is a building only sale but includes the ventilation hood.

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Opportunity abounds. large brick bungalow with separate in-law suite and 2 car insulated attached garage on 12.5 Acres. Bright living room, formal dining room, hardwood floors throughout main level. Bonus - separate 3300 sq.ft. Garage/workshop with 200 amp service. Excellent opportunity to operate your own business and only minutes to the city. $535,000. Mls® 13605102

530 Park road Waterfront log home on varty lake. All year access, excellent condition, new steel roof, new propane furnace, new replacements on front windows. Nice private lot, house in good condition with wrap around deck. All year home, level waterfront. Mls® $259,900.

811 AugustA Drive

NeW LiStiNG Upgraded Caraco Osslington model only 1 year old. Vaulted ceiling in living room, hardwood and tile flooring throughout main floor. Granite counters in kitchen with extended eating bar, undermount sink and oil rubbed bronze faucet. Main and ensuite bathrooms with granite counter tops as well. Mls®


50 ACREs Just north of Millhaveon on County Rd. 4 , 50 acres on east side, accessible frontage , great area to build new, private and backs onto Millhaven Creek.


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2 MOWAT AVENUE - 201 KINGSTON Great Value in this Portsmouth Village, Waterfront two bedroom, 1.5 bath condo. This unit is steps from Kingstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waterfront walking path and marina. This building is well-maintained and managed and offers amenities including secure entry, spacious lobby and handicap accessibility. Large master bedroom with 2pc bath. Enclosed balcony provides fresh air and enjoyment. This unit shows well. Please call for your private viewing. MLSÂŽ 13607991 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $234,900



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Two storey home in the historic             village of Bath.    Offering stunning   !          hardwood floors, sunken dining room with a gas fireplace, 57 COVENTRY CRESCENT, KINGSTON renovated kitchen with updated cabinets and granite Roomy, centrally located 3 bedroom townhouse condo. Features countertops, main floor office/computer den, updated include new windows and doors, central air, large deck, updated bathrooms, master bedroom with walk in closet, ensuite and bathroom. Neutral decor. Great for first time home owner! vaulted ceilings. MLSÂŽ13606545. $299,900 MLSÂŽ13607756. $174,900

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Bright and beautiful semi detached home in the village of bath. This carpet free home offers open concept design, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, fully finished basement with large rec room and tons of storage. Fully fenced and backing onto conservation area. Located at the end of the cul de sac and right next to a park, what else could you ask for? MLSÂŽ13607316. $209,900

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This beautiful waterfront home sits on a large lot on the edge of Lake Ontario in the historic village of Bath. This 2600+ square foot bungalow features formal dining room, main floor family room, oversized living room, ensuite bath, wide halls and spacious foyer, gas fireplace, central air, gas heat and municipal sewer and water! Fabulous waterfront includes steel sea wall, launch ramp, pier, dock and covered boat slip with lifts and shore power. MLSÂŽ 13602919. $599,900.


One of the best views at Loyalist Golf Club community. This adult lifestyle  " bungalow sits behind the 16th t-box overlooking a beautiful pond. On the inside find     updated furnace and air conditioning, newer windows,   ! gas fireplace, finished basement. Outside find huge deck,   awnings and updated shingles. MLSÂŽ13606608. $309,900

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118 McDonough Cres - $439,800 Unique design, custom built by McFarland, on a premium corner lot. Features an upgraded stone exterior, ceramic entryway, separate dining room/office with hardwood, inside entry from garage, upgraded kitchen, upgraded master bedroom with European ensuite, open concept Great Room, and finished lower level portable sauna room with shower. A must see, book your showing today!



Kyes Rd, Lansdowne - $174,800

1225 Unity Rd - $264,800

Vaulted living room ceiling with high windows for sunset views, wheelchair ramp to rear bachelor suite addition, perfect for aging parent or oversized masterbedroom, new kitchen counter, newer furnace, basement walkout from partly finished basement, main floor laundry. 1.5 acre lot, 5 minutes east of Gananoque.

A very popular Glenburnie location, spacious bungalow with renovated kitchen, huge living room with newer hardwood look flooring, wide open recroom, newer exterior siding, shingles, windows & doors.


Yarker Rd - $459,800

Cavendish Cres - $339,800 Amazingly large 3+1 bedroom bungalow over 1500 sqft, 9ft ceilings, kitchen with centre island, huge master with full ensuite and walk in closet, curved staircase to family room with fireplace, guest room and full bath. Loads of storage and potential for huge home office. New oak hardwood in living/dining room area.

Apple Down Dr - $279,500

Priced well below replacement value this custom built home has over 3500 sqft of finished space. 3+1 bedroom, 4 bath one of a kind custom home, cathedral ceiling in great room, hardwood & ceramic flooring, amazing ensuite with whirlpool tub and separate tiled shower, finished lower level with guest suite and office, insulated & heated garage, fenced yard, 3.2 acre lot only 12 minutes to the city.


Craig Rd - $169,800

Aberfoyle Rd - $219,800 Totally renovated 3+1 bedroom, 2 new full baths, remodeled kitchen, updated electrical, main floor laundry, main floor master with bath, work shop area, new steel roof, beautiful large country lot only 3 minutes from Verona.

Blackburn Mews - $369,900 West end office Condo with 8 offices, board room and reception. Only Unit with separate front door to lower level and rear entrance for potential separate tenant & income. Great parking. Unit was fully refurbished in fall 2010 including new front door and several windows. fully wheelchair compliant.

Outstanding Value for detached single home. New floor coverings, freshly painted, ready to moving in. Air conditioning, recent shingles, finished recroom, 2 full baths, fenced yard with large deck, central city location. Living room window replaced, Upgrade remaining windows for only $4,000 extra.

Norm Pengelly sales representative

Cell: 613-532-2244

Solid, all brick bungalow, main floor laundry, large master bedroom and main bath, oak cabinets in kitchen. High basement with large cold room. 2x6 construction for heating cost savings. Spacious front veranda for relaxation. Near Cat Centre and seniors home. On bus line. 3-4 car paved drive.


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Nearly new, S.Clarke homes built, 3 bedroom 2 bath bungalow located 15 minutes north of the city. Features open concept living with a centerpiece kitchen, island with built in dishwasher and granite counter top, beautiful hardwood floors throughout main living area, vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace. Unfinished basement with walkout. MLS 13604966.

Pride of ownership, custom built (with stone front), lovely cared for with gleaming hardwood floors & ceramic tile - quality features with cove ceilings, main floor laundry room with entry from garage, kitchen pantry rear covered deck off kitchen. Fully professionally finished lower level with l-shaped rec room with 4th bedroom/office and 3 piece bath.




For a no-obligation opinion of value, or for help finding your new home, contact Norm today. Intended for those with a sense of humour and not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Agent may not be exactly as shown.

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648 COUNTY RD 15, STONE MILLS $239,900

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1239 MILLHAVEN ROAD $414,500

119 KILDARE AVE $339,900

This fully finished up and down, extremely well built 3 bdrm, 3 bathroom. MLSÂŽ 13607883



6013 PERCY ST, BELLROCK $156,500

$269,000 enjoy the view of Lake Ontario from your park like back yard and deck. This film directors home is open concept and tastefully decorated, has attached oversized garage and separate storage shed. A must to view! MLS 12606486 YOUR GARY PARKWAY, SMITH 7942HOST LOYALIST GREATER NAPANEE WATERVIEW 523 MAIN ST, BATH

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Only 10-15 mins to Kingston or Napanee 3 bedroom brick bungalow, detached double garage, country. MLSÂŽ 13606070

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1175 FRALICK RD, MORVEN $259,000

New listing, and a great starter home, in Bellrock. MLSÂŽ 13607885



4 bed, executive home on 2 acre private lot finished on all levels MLSÂŽ 13607718

WATERVIEW And the best part is there are no compromises. Just West of Collins Creek you will find where an affordable life style meets quality construction.

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3.75 Acre country lot, 2+1 bedroom elevated bungalow! 2 Full bathrooms. MLSÂŽ 13607634


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$259,500 Lake Ontario waterfront home on municipal services, featuring 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, large rear deck facing lake ontario, newer roof, windows, furnace and central air. West end of historic bath. A must to view, priced to sell. MLSÂŽ13606788

$269,000 enjoy the view of Lake Ontario from your

$329,900 real and value deck. come together in this home. park likeSpace backand yard This film directors From main entrance that opens into the main hometheissunroom open concept and tastefully decorated, has living room space with a vaulted ceiling and hand crafted attached oversized garage and separate storage stone wood burning fire place that truly is magnificent . shed.recent A must to view! MLS 12606486 Many improvements in this 4 bedroom home ( 2 on the main level and 2 on the 2nd level) including new quality vinyl windows, new kitchen cabinets, 2 modern 3 piece baths (including jacuzzi tub). The home also boasts a steel roof, full Group Masters height lower level that hasSutton double door walkout at grad , this Realty Inc., Brokerage space is ideal for future finished living space or hobby shop office 384-5500 space or both there is over 1900 sqft to work with. All rooms or 800-746-1991 are large and bright and present very well both inside and out. All on a manageable size lot 5 min North of the 401. MLSÂŽ 13606926



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This charming slab on grade bungalow is ideal for first time buyers, retirees or a small family. Ideally located close to downtown kingston and the 401, this home features a fenced backyard, deck, gas bbq hook-up, a/c, hrv and radiant in-floor heating. Call today for a viewing. $222,500 Available for quick occupancy. MLSÂŽ13607853.

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