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tional consistency, improving public service level expectation, extending control and presThe city is going to start paying the cost to ervation of the experience and public safety aslight up a waterfront pathway around a private- sociated with the lighting," explained Hurdle. There will be future operating and life cycle ly-managed west end condominium townhouse costs to assume the pedestrian lighting infracomplex. It will cost taxpayers about $30,000 to as- structure, but it is not expected to be significant sume lighting costs for 33 low bollard-style in the overall park lighting portfolio, she added. The pathway light debate was the focus of lights and four lamppost-mounted fixtures around Commodore's Cove on King Street an in-camera meeting of council Jan. 10, and then it appeared on the public agenda for deWest, plus annual electricity costs. In a close 5-4 vote, councillors agreed to as- bate Feb. 7. Coun. Jim Neill spoke against altering the sume responsibility for the pathway lighting, even though it's been the responsibility of the original agreement. "I think a contract should be honoured and developer and Frontenac Condominium Corporation #40 since the townhouses were built should be respected," he said, adding: "As we desperately try to keep taxes down, every 26 years ago. "I think it's time, many years later, the city $300,000 is relevant." However, staff told council that assuming assumes lighting that's on city property," said control of the lighting and costs will address Coun. Liz Schell. Under the original site plan agreement, the potential liability issues associated with a pubdeveloper agreed to install the pathway lights lic pathway. It was also noted the condo board will continue to look after upkeep along the and be "perpetually responsible" for them. Coun. Jeff McLaren spoke against taking walkway in the winter and summer months, a on an "unnecessary fi scal liability," arguing maintenance savings to the city of about $7,500 it was a condition of the development for the a year. Coun. Rob Hutchison says many people may private owners to manage the pathway lighting. "A deal in good faith was made. Now that they not realize the waterfront walkway around the have what they want they do not want to keep condos even exist, and is for public use. He says the city needs to install "nice signs" at the entheir end of the bargain." He also fears it could set a dangerous prec- tranceways to advertise this fact. edent and encourage other developers to undo promised community benefits in their projects. The condo board recently disclosed, to the surprise of city offi cials, that they had received an assurance from an unidentified former staff member in 2003 that committed the municipality to assume the costs of separating the street lamps from their private electrical service. The assurance, however, was never presented to council at the time. The board also requested $15,000 as compensation for not acting on the pledge for the past 14 years. "Due to the lack of previous direction of council on this matter, it is not recommended that the reimbursement be paid," said a report by commissioner Lanie Hurdle. Even though the $15,000 payment request was turned down, staff recommended that council alter the site plan agreement to assume control of the lighting at a one-time cost of $30,000. "The lights are recommended to be brought Pathway lights around Commodore's Cove Submitted photo into public control for the purpose of opera-

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Plans to build Kingston's newest Tim Hortons restaurant and drivethru have run into a roadblock. In a stunning decision, city councillors voted 6-3 to reject an application to rezone the north parking lot of Loblaws in the Kingston Centre - near Princess Street and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard - to permit the construction of a standalone restaurant. But councillors weren't entirely clear on their reasons for rolling down the rim on the application. Deputy mayor Mary Rita Holland suggested her opposition was based on what the new restaurant could do to a nearby competitor. She claimed that Coffeeco, located in another area of the Kingston Centre, was not given the chance to renew its lease for another fi ve years and could not afford the offer to extend the lease for 10 years. Coffeeco's current lease expires in a year-and-a-half. "This business will no longer exist," she said at the Feb. 7 council meeting. Holland also explained that Coffeeco has existed in the mall for several years and contributed to local causes. "The business provides first jobs to Canadian immigrants, donates to local food banks and charities and returns thousands in profi ts back to poor farmers in coffee-growing regions." Coun. Jim Neill also spoke against the proposed drive-thru location, citing a concern with some of the terms of development. About 50 parking spaces would be lost if Tim Hortons is built next to the supermarket and the seasonal garden centre is relocated to the eastern side of the parking lot. Choice Properties submitted the application to build a Tim Hortons at 1100 Princess Street, taking over the northwest parking lot area beside Loblaws. The application sought zoning relief to decrease the minimum front yard along Princess Street, decrease the minimum setback of a drive-thru facility from a residential zone, decrease the required number of loading spaces, decrease the parking stall

length, and reduce the number of supermarket parking spaces. Despite the variances, the development got planning staff's approval. "The proposal is compatible with the surrounding uses," said a planning report. The applicant provided several studies that support the restaurant, including traffi c and noise impact, landscaping and a plan to safely allow pedestrians and vehicles to access the business. "The proposed development will use existing accesses; and the proposed development is anticipated to have minimal impact on adjacent cityowned roads," staff concluded. The rezoning rejection seemed to stun city planners, who had recommended the development proceed. The application was already approved by the planning committee before it got dunked at council. But there's a problem, according to staff. Councillors need to explain the planning rationale for refusing the application or the decision would almost certainly not hold up to an Ontario Municipal Board appeal. "There needs to be justification from a land use perspective," explained chief planner Paige Agnew. Recognizing the potential dilemma of denying Tim Hortons without a reason, Mayor Bryan Paterson called a 10-minute recess at the council meeting to sort out the next steps. During the coffee break, he consulted with staff and other councillors. "After some discussion I'm going to ask for a motion of reconsideration," the mayor explained. Councillors voted 8-1 to reopen the matter, and they promptly supported a two-week deferral of the application in order to come up with clear reasons why the staff-recommended application needs to be turned down. "We need a motion that spells out the land use planning rationale and to ask staff questions," the mayor added. The Tim Hortons project remains in limbo until council resumes the debate Feb. 21.

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Affordable housing project at 671 Brock Street focus of public meeting BY BILL HUTCHINS

A proposed housing development on the site of a former school at 671 Brock Street is advancing closer to approvals. A second public meeting was held Feb. 2 on the application by Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation to construct a three-storey, 29-unit building near the corner of Brock and Napier Streets. That includes 18 bachelor units and 11 one-bedroom units. The housing corporation revised its zoning bylaw amendment plans in response to initial community feedback. "Some key changes include a reduction in the proposed height, density and lot occupancy, an altered built form, an increased front yard setback, proposed access from Brock Street along with an increased amount of on-site parking and amenity space," according to a report by planning director Paige Agnew. While city planners have not yet made a recommendation on the proposing housing development, the concept is generally supported

by city council, which purchased the former school property last year. Councillors have decided to carve up the site into three parcels to create a mix of public park space (covering 55 per cent of the available space), affordable housing (24 per cent) and private housing (21 per cent). The affordable housing component is the first section to be developed on the southeastern portion of the property. The three-storey building includes a partial fourth floor reserved for an enclosed rooftop terrace, mechanical equipment, stairs and elevator shafts. "The proposed rooftop terrace is to provide the majority of the proposed 504 square metres of indoor and outdoor amenity space as part of the overall development plan," said Agnew's report. A total of 15 on-site parking spaces are to be located on the north side of the building - fewer parking spaces and narrower stall dimensions than current rules permit - plus 29 secured sheltered bicycle spaces. Municipal officials have stated they are eager to move swiftly on

the affordable housing component in order to obtain a $1.5 million time-limited government grant to help with the construction costs. However, some area residents continue to object to the city's plan to reconfigure the site into three separate uses, calling it too much development for the 1.5-acre property. They also complain the city failed to adequately consult with the neighbourhood before publicly announcing the mixed uses. In an open letter to the mayor last month, a group of dozens of citizens objected to council's "secretive" process to discuss land use issues. They claim the matter should have been discussed in open session, not behind closed doors. The group also stressed that it does not object to using a portion 671 Brock St land - Site A for future private housing, Site B for public of the site for affordable housing. housing, Site C for park space Submitted photo "The community has indicated support for a combination of af- such as building height and ac- ments, and allow the city to purfordable housing and park. How- cess." chase other surplus school lands. ever, the planning process for the City officials say money raised The city paid $2.2 million for market housing block is a large from the future sale and develop- the decommissioned St. Joseph's/ unknown and, in fact, may be con- ment of a smaller parcel of land St. Mary's school site last year. straining some desirable changes at 671 Brock Street will help to fi- The school building has since been to the affordable housing block nance on-site park space improve- demolished.




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OPP urge snowmobilers to use extra caution after a rise in riding related fatalities this year Six recent snowmobile deaths have led the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) to strongly urge snowmobilers to stop taking unnecessary risks while riding. The latest series of incidents brings the total to 13 snowmobile fatalities this winter, compared to eight deaths at this point last season. While lack of snow was a factor in last winter's lower numbers, the constant over the past two seasons are the causal fac-

tors leading to the deaths. OPP investigators are linking the fatalities to riding on unsafe ice, speeding, loss of control, alcohol use and driver inattention, confirming that driver behaviours continue to cause otherwise preventable snowmobile deaths. In one incident, an 11-year old girl died after the snowmobile she was driving collided with a transport truck as she attempted to cross a major highway. Another collision claimed the life of one driver and left another in criti-

cal condition after two snowmobiles crashed head-on. Members of the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit brought to shore the lifeless body of a male driver from a lake in another incident, making it the third of the season during which a snowmobiler died while riding on unsafe ice. "The vast majority of these incidents are not random 'accidents' that can happen to just any snowmobiler. Somewhere along the way, a risk was taken or an error in judgement was made," says

OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, Provincial Commander, Traffic Safety and Operational Support. "Sadly, tragedies occurred at an alarming rate last week and the only way to prevent them is for every snowmobiler to eliminate all forms of risk when riding." "As with all recreational activities, there are always risks. These latest incidents serve as tragic reminders that making smart choices while snowmobiling helps ensure that your journey will be as safe as it is enjoyable," adds

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New judge to be appointed to Kingston Attorney General announces expanding bail programs and new Juror Support Program as part of plan to make justice system ‘faster, fairer’ News - Ontario's Attorney General Yasir Naqvi came to the Frontenac County Courthouse to announce further plans for a "faster, fairer criminal justice system" here in Kingston and throughout the province. Among those plans, Naqvi announced that Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has indicated she will assign a new judge to Kingston, for which the application process has already begun. The judge to be appointed here in Kingston is one

of 13 new judges the province announced for Ontario in December of 2016. The process should take less than six months, Naqvi said at the announcement Tuesday, Feb. 7. The new judge as well as increased court staff are being put in place in an attempt to address the backlog of cases awaiting trial one of the two most pressing issues facing the Ontario criminal justice system, Naqvi said. The other issue, which the plans aim to address, is the province's "ineffective bail system", he said. "There are too many vulnerable, low-risk people in our correctional

facilities awaiting trial who don't really need to be there in a correctional facility, but with the right support and supervision could be safely out of custody on bail," Naqvi said. "Holding them in jail places a huge financial burden on the entire justice sector and costs the Ontario taxpayer, who ultimately foots the bill. These challenges are not good for anyone. It's not fair to victims, witnesses or the accused. It's not fair to our community." Naqvi announced new and expanded programming to improve the bail system in Kingston and the

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A case of community solidarity as comforting as a warm cup of coffee Tori Stafford

Right off the top, I’ll apologize for the hyper-local colloquialisms this column has brought out of me. A born and raised Kingstonian, I have a habit of referring to places and things with little acronyms or obsolete phrases that are familiar to some, but not all – for example, I call the intersection of Princess, Bath and Concession Streets ‘The Traffic Circle’ despite the fact that the intersection had long ceased being a traffic circle by the time I was born. Anyway, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t explain some of these things so with that in mind, I’ll just say for the record: NOP refers to the area north of Princess Street below the aforementioned traffic circle, and ‘The Fruit Belt’ is the moniker for the little area I call home, NOP where many of the streets bear fruits as their names (in reality, there are only a few streets with actual fruits in their names, but that’s really here nor there). All that to say: I have lovingly called a number of little neighbourhoods NOP home, but none so much as the Fruit Belt, where I’ve resided now for the past five years. It’s a maze of little side streets that connect to major arteries of the city, where first-time homeowners live beside university professors, students fill rental units with buzz and excitement each school year, and impromptu jam sessions break out in parks as a diverse cross-section of locals walk their dogs or enjoy an outdoor lunch on any given day of the week. It’s an eclectic, vibrant and happening area where people of all ages and backgrounds mingle, and one that has seen impressive growth in an organic way over the past decade, thanks to initiatives

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like the Skeleton Park Arts Festival and small businesses like The Elm CafĂŠ. It’s that little cafĂŠ on the corner of Montreal and Charles Streets in the Inner Harbour neighbourhood (which includes the Fruit Belt and Skeleton Park‌ or McBurney Park, as it is formally called) that brings me to write this column. When The Elm CafĂŠ opened in the spot that formerly housed Laverne’s Laundry (another locale quite familiar to those in the area), it was light a bright, fresh, coffeescented breath of fresh air for many of those in the community. Having an inviting and deliciously-lovely little place to meet with friends or grab a caffeine boost and a bite to eat was welcomed by those locally. Beyond serving great coffees, tasty treats and wholesome soups and sandwiches, The Elm CafĂŠ has served as a space for all to feel comfortable, and has even served as a reason for those who live outside the area to visit the neighbourhood more frequently. I’ve popped in from time to time since the cafĂŠ opened, never once disappointed in the service or the food and beverages on offer. More frequently, I have sauntered by while walking my dog, and consistently found the presence of The Elm brings a smile to my face as I watch people greet one another as the meet up for coffee, or laugh and promise to get together again soon as they’ve left through the cafÊ’s signature wood exterior with large unobstructed windows. In fact, I have actually thought to myself ‘Those windows are indicative of the atmosphere that couple has created,’ while passing by – the undressed glass allows you to look inside and feel both the embracing vibe the cafĂŠ gives off and the need to get in and be a part of that vibe. So when I read online that those windows had been shattered in an act of vandalism, I was heartbroken. Furthering my sadness and upVice Bishop Vice President President &&&Regional Regional Publisher Mike Vice President RegionalPublisher PublisherPeter MikeMount Mount Ext. 613-283-3182 104 613-283-3182,ext. ext.108 104

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set was learning that this wasn’t the first time those windows had been broken – in fact, the well-loved little cafĂŠ has had its windows smashed senselessly three times since The Elm opened in the summer of last year. Why would anyone feel compelled to cause such destruction and out-of-pocket expense for a place that’s been so welcomed and welcoming? Well, I didn’t have the chance to ponder that long, because in that same spirit of community that makes me love the area I call home, those from the Inner Harbour and beyond rose to the occasion, and, without prompting or any sort, felt the need to take it upon themselves to crowd-source financial support. A GoFundMe page was activated on Thursday, Feb. 9, to raise funds in an attempt to ensure these acts of vandalism didn’t end up draining owners Logan Kerr and Matthew McCartney of personal funds – after all, the couple opened the cafĂŠ less than a year ago, and replacing windows, with or without going through insurance, is a huge cost for independent small business owners. Furthering that sense of community solidarity and strengthened support, the fundraising initiative had already passed the halfway mark in raising its $10,000 goal before the GoFundMe page had been active 24 hours. It’s this idea of taking care of one another, supporting the people and places you love, and proving that love will always triumph over evil that makes me love calling the Fruit Belt, the Inner Harbour and the city of Kingston home‌ A love is only bolstered by this recent outpouring of kindness, which shows me I am not alone. To find out more about the ‘We Love The Elm CafÊ’ GoFundMe initiative, or to donate to this community-driven fundraiser, go toĂŠ. DISTRIBUTIONINQUIRIES INQUIRIES DISTRIBUTION DISTRIBUTION INQUIRIES

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Show and take care of your heart this month It is February and for many that means celebrating Valentines Day, but now that the day of love has come and gone, we want to focus on something more serious. February is also National Heart Month and heart health is something that should be taken more seriously for many of us. In Canada, Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and men according to the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Canada. Shockingly, heart disease and stroke take one life every seven minutes and 90 per cent of Canadians have at least one risk factor The good news is that eight in 10 cases of heart disease and stroke are completely preventable through healthy lifestyle choices. Here are some tips to help you get heart health this month: Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight Eat better Get active Manage blood pressure Reduce blood sugar Stop smoking Control cholesterol We’ll admit, this list does look an awful lot like a New Year’s resolution list, but all of these things are extremely important in preventing heart disease and stroke. If you are concerned about your heart health you can also check in with a doctor and get you ‘Heart Score’ which will help you track the seven key factors listed above. It is also important to make sleep a priority in life. Research has shown that adults need about seven hours of sleep a night and those we get five hours or less or more than nine hours a night are at a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. We know you have heard all of this before, but we think it is still worth emphasizing, especially during a month when everyone is so focused on love and emotional heart care. Make sure you focus on the physical heart of yourself and your loved ones too.

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About eight years ago, a local group calling itself One Kingston started lobbying civic leaders to make serious governance reforms. Led by a group of former reeves and mayors such as Isabel Turner, Gary Bennett, Carl Holmberg and Barry Gordon, they tried to persuade the council of the day to scrap the 12 districts and bring in the former township system of holding elections at-large. Their argument was that Kingston needed to have a sharper focus as a regional city and to remove district "silos" that leave councillors not fully responsible or accountable to the city-wide electorate. They also complained the post-amalgamation city adopted districts where candidates could be elected with as few as 1,100 votes to lead a population of 120,000. Their argument for reforms never managed to gain enough political traction. However, the current byelection in Countryside district to replace former councillor Richard Allen has raised new questions in the community about the role of councillors, their pay and their workload. Allen quit his part-time political job to take a full-time government job with Frontenac County, which he was certainly entitled to do.

As a councillor, he earned a base salary of about $32,000 a year. The cost to replace him is estimated up to $150,000. It seems like a high price to pay to get about 3,300 registered voters back to the polls with just over a year before the next city-wide election is held anyway. That is not to criticize the election call because it puts the outcome in the hands of voters instead of a political appointment. It's costly, but the right thing to do. The bigger issue is whether citizens can afford to be elected anymore. Aside from the cost of mounting a district campaign, many councillors can't make a living on the remuneration they receive, even with a travel allowance and medical benefits, unless they have another job. The current council has diverse jobs in health care, real estate, utilities, land surveying, public housing, teaching, landlord, arts or retired. So far, only the mayor's job is considered full-time with a base salary of $92,000. Perhaps it's time for councillors to be on the same footing. Many of our elected leaders say it's easy to put in long hours attending council, committee or public meetings, and reading staff reports - not to mention the time it takes dealing with phone calls and emails from constituents. Estimates vary, but they can put in anywhere from 20 to 50 hours a week on municipal business. All that, plus having a full-time day job, can be overwhelming. Boosting the status of a councillor to full-time, with a comparable salary to match, would attract a deeper pool of candidates, or maybe keep them from quitting before their term is up in search of a better job. (It could also lead to fewer conflict of interest declarations that are connected to their day jobs.) Think about it. The city pays elected officials roughly $15 per hour to make decisions and set policies in a $500 million

a year corporation. The summer students soon to be hired by the city to cut the grass will earn more. The mayor should consider setting up a citizens' task force to take a closer look at the roles and responsibilities of councillors, and determine whether they should be elevated to full-time status and pay. The task force could also look at whether the current size of council is too big or too small, or even tackle the thorny question of districts vs. at-large elections. An ad hoc group last reviewed council remuneration in Dec. 2014 and recommended no change in the base salaries, except for an annual cost-of-living increase. Unfortunately, the group was not mandated to explore the workload of elected officials. Therefore, they concluded "in the absence of specifically-defined roles and responsibilities for councillors, that average compensation of the comparable municipalities is appropriate." The resignation of one councillor should serve as a launching point to review whether the public service system needs updating. As for Countryside's vacant seat, the byelection race begins in earnest Feb. 13 when candidates can nominate themselves. The election is May 15.


Islamic Society of Kingston thanks community for their 'love and support' Dear Members of the Kingston Community: On behalf of the Islamic Society of Kingston, we would like to offer our sincere appreciation for the overwhelming love and support that you have shown the Muslim community following the tragic shooting in Ste-Foy. The Islamic Centre of Kingston is full of flowers, notes, cards and letters which were sent immediately after this tragedy. We would like to thank each and every one of you who came to support the Muslim community, both here and in Ste-Foy, this past Friday as we prayed for the lives lost in Ste-Foy, the families and loved ones they left behind, the Muslim community in general, and our national community as a whole. The Islamic Centre of Kingston was overflowing with well-wishers on that afternoon and seemed to expand to be able to accommodate numbers we truly did not expect. We would also like to thank those of you who donated to the victims' families. We hope to continue to collect funds to send to CCIQ to help the families of the 6 men who were killed. We are greatly appreciative to all of you who took the time out of your day with your children and loved ones to join us in our congregational prayers, in praying for those who had been killed, as well as, for the interfaith prayer service which was held thereafter. Thank you to our faith leaders in the community for coming together and leading us in prayer and reflection. We thank those of you in the media for helping to extend our invitation to so many in the community. Thank you to the Kingston Police Force for coming forward with immediate measures to increase our security. Thank you to the Queen's Socialists for organizing the vigil the day after the shooting, bringing together hundreds of our community members out despite the frigid cold. Thank you to the Limestone School Board for the immediate strategy to help students cope in our schools. We would like to extend a special note of appreciation to the Grade 6/7 class at one of our local elementary schools for the letters you wrote to our community. It is during these dark times, that we need to come together to support each other as a community. We were truly overwhelmed by the sincere outpouring of love and support that you have shown us. If a good word is like a seed whose roots extend deep into the earth,

and which grows into branches which extend up, we as a community have planted an orchard of love, peace and hope. Let us nurture this orchard so that it may stand strong for generations to come. Thank you once again. Yours in peace, The Islamic Society of Kingston


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CNIB would like to thank all of the guests that attended Dining in the Dark with Clark at Bayview Farm Restaurant on Sun., Feb. 5. The event raised more than $14,000 in support of sending Kingston-area residents to CNIB’s Lake Joseph Centre, a fully accessible lakefront facility in BY MARGARET KNOTT Muskoka that provides a unique blend of recreation and vision rehabilitation in a safe, inclusive Ever since my appointment to the Frontenac environment. A special thanks to Chef Clark Day for donating all of the food and wine. And, a huge shout-out to his staff for volunteering their time to support programs and services for com- County Accessibility committee (which requires for membership, that you have a disability) and munity members with sight loss. well aware that my disability is progressing to an even more awkward stage, I have come to recogThank you, nize ever more clearly the difficulties the disabled Shannon Simpson face in our society. And I refer not only to the Manager, Communications physically disabled, but include those without sight Ontario Division, CNIB or hearing, and so much more. I dare to look at things in our society that I previously would not have defined as disabling. The AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) uses the same broad definition of disability, “ any degree of physical, developmental, mental or learning disability that limits a person’s movements, senses or activities,” as does the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHR). With the AODA, accessibility is associated with the design of products, devices, services and environments, and includes laws through the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Ontario Building Code. It addresses barriers in customer service, information and communication, employment, and transportation and public space design, all with an objective of improving accessibility opportunities for people with disabilities. AODA defines a barrier as a “circumstance or obstacle that keeps people apart, taking many forms for the disabled listing communication, physical, policy, programming, social, transportation and attitudinal. It is this latter, attitude, that caught my attention recently. Quite a number of years ago someone in our community provided a pair of shoes for a disabled person. I knew that person needed the shoes, it was obvious, but I did nothing about it, a nonact I regret to this day. I could have, should have, but didn’t, and the question I have to ask myself was why, was it attitudinal ? The kind of society we have today, with regard to all forms of disability, is much better than the one in which I grew up. In those earlier years, people with disabilities experienced abuse, exclusion--they were hidden away, neglect, discrimination, and racism. They had no supports, they were stared at, jeered at, had little access to education, Design, printed, distributed through Canada Post and posted or work, or housing. Even worse if a person of colour, or indigenous,. And even more horrendous on Canada’s premier online flyer deal and coupon site ... was sterilization of the disabled, severe restraint of the aged, or disabled, within a severe institutionFOR ONLY Lawn different? alization structure. There was no awareness of What makes a NutriAlzheimer’s or dementia. The disabled were even prevented from coming to Canada. Some of the effects of all this remain with us today. New Soaker Tub fly te Ea er ar- sy s o in ut si de !

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Kingston musician, mentor receiving distinguished honour from Governor General BY TORI STAFFORD


News - At the beginning of most of her practices, Georgette Fry leads her choirs through one song, which sets the tone both of the rehearsals, and of what the Shout Sister Choirs are all about: "Ev'ry little cell in my body is happy, ev'ry little cell in my body is well. I'm so glad, ev'ry little cell, ev'ry little cell in my body is well." As she sings this, clapping her hands to the beat, her eyes closed and her head thrown back while sitting at her kitchen table, the buzz and vibration she produces is both palpable and contagious. And it speaks to the precise reason she began the fi rst Shout Sister Choir here in Kingston 15 years ago. "Singing just makes you feel good," Fry said matter-of-factly. "I've just always sort of based my life on the premise that most people that you run into are good people, and if they could get together in bigger groups, I mean... you can't possibly be mad at somebody when you're singing, you can't pick a fight... You just open your mouth and you let your voice come out and... you feel good." This is the message, prescription and gift Geogrette Fry, renowned vocalist and musician, and founder of the Shout Sister Choirs, is Fry's Shout Sister Choirs have spread as they've receiving the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal in 2017 for her work to cre- evolved and developed into the 23 chapters that now exist across Ontario. ate the inclusive, all-female choirs that now have 23 chapters across Ontario. Submitted photo It is also the reason Fry is receiving the Mer-

itorious Service Medal - Civil Division from Governor General David Johnston in the coming months. "The Meritorious Service Decorations (MSDs) (Civil Division) recognize individuals who have performed an exceptional deed or activity over a limited period of time... This activity or deed is often innovative, sets an example or model for others to follow, or improves the quality of life in a community," according to the office of the Governor General. "The MSD (Civil Division) is one of the highest distinctions an individual can receive." The MSDs are awarded to those who have been nominated - in Fry's case, by long-time members of the Shout Sister Choirs. Nominations are received by the Chancellery of Honours, and reviewed by the MSD (Civil Division) Advisory Committee, who then makes recommendations to the Governor General. Individuals are recognized for bringing honour to their community or to Canada. In Fry's words, the first Shout Sister Choir was started because of a need she saw and the knowledge she has - both in learning, perfecting and performing vocally and musically, and in the positive effect those things can have on the performer. Continued on page 13

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Choir founder to continue philanthropic efforts "I did it because I've just thought 'Well, it's not fair that people who can't read music shouldn't be able to sing, so let's do that,'" she said of the inclusive, all-female format she designed which welcomes women of any and all vocal skill level to join in her unique "learning by ear" approach to learning songs in threepart harmony. But, as many of the letters written in support of Fry's nomination for the MSD, the positive impacts of the Shout Sister Choirs are certainly not limited to vocal and musical training and performance. "Shout Sister Choir isn't just about the love and joy of music. Georgette Fry has created a sisterhood," Michelle Simmonds wrote in her letter of support. "This sisterhood is about community and being connected. It is about self-esteem and self worth and sanity. It is about support and companionship." A member of the Kingston choir and the one who began the work to nominate Fry for a MSD, Simmonds is a doctor working in the mental health field. With her background and all she's experienced in her time with Shout Sister Choir, Simmonds said she is "full of admiration for what Georgette Fry is doing" with the choirs. "For two hours, once a week, a woman leaves the cares of day to day life behind and enters a world of joy and caring and sharing and music," she wrote. Simmonds sentiments are echoed in the letter of support written by Janice McAlpine, a member of the Kingston choir who joined the first week Fry launched the Shout Sister Choir here. "[The choirs] are in themselves communities, bringing succour and support to members," she wrote, noting that the comfortable atmosphere and inclusive nature of Shout Sister Choirs have proved inviting for women of all vocal abilities who otherwise wouldn't have the chance to sing in a choir setting, either due to their lack of training or music reading knowledge, or a lack of confidence in their abilities. "The solidarity of the choirs has helped women survive breast cancer, loss of a spouse, COPD, depression, and loss of mobility. Walkers and wheelchairs are welcome on stage whenever Shout Sister performs." But the Shout Sister Choirs don't solely benefit their members. Since the choirs began with the Kingston chapter in 2002, there has been a charitable aspect to the Shout Sister experience. "Shout Sister is also about giving back. Many of our concerts are done as fundraisers for community chari-

ties (PEC Syria, Inn from the Cold) or are free concerts in support of community events. Georgette is the driving force behind these initiatives," wrote Donna Knudsen of the Picton chapter in her letter of support. "One of our songs states 'A distant nation, my community, a homeless person, my responsibility...' Georgette lives this... We have collected money for tsunami victims, Grannies for Africa, and are currently supporting Georgette's initiative to bring the Shout Sister Choir concept to a reserve in northern Quebec." Indeed, Fry may be receiving the Meritorious Service Medal in 2017, but her work is far from over, she expressed. She was struck by the idea of bringing the 'learning by ear' and all-inclusive nature of the Shout Sister Choirs to remote northern reserves after a phone conversation with her daughter, who was teaching in Waskaganish, Que. "She said 'Oh, mom, these kids... they have nothing to do after school, so they get into trouble.' And so I said 'Well, why don't I give you the choir stuff, and you can get them singing,'" Fry recalled of the conversation. Her daughter also had a troubled student who found solace in playing the guitar, however he didn't have an instrument of his own. Fry decided she would out a call out to

her musician friends as well as the choirs and collect some instruments to take to the school along with the over 100 songs she's arranged for the choirs over the years. And once she'd shared the idea with the sisterhood of the choirs, it has gone from a concept to a truly unique initiative that Fry plans to expand into other remote northern areas - she has traveled to Waskaganish twice, each time with a Uhaul truck full of instruments for the students. Now that Fry has seen the effect bringing music to students who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to play instruments or sing, she knows it's something she needs to continue doing. Much like with the Shout Sister Choirs, Fry is compelled to share the love and benefits of having music in your life with those who normally don't, something that brings her the same benefits she's helping bring to others, she expressed. "I derive huge benefits from this, too," she said. "This is a dream job! For two hours, three times a week, I get to sing full-out, singing along with the choirs... So I get that natural high that comes from singing, that same thing I wanted to share with other women when I started the choirs, at least three times a week."

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V.B. Simpkins Sewing named Dealer of the Year by international trade association BY TORI STAFFORD

Simpkins dedication to the business of selling and repairing sewing machines, just as his grandfather, Miles Simpkins, did when News – When Eric Simpkins was about 10 V.B. Simpkins Sewing (then M.W. Simpkins years old, he was already a part of the fam- Sewing) was founded in Newburgh in 1863. The business opened its doors for the ily business, whose legacy stretches back to first time in 1866, making it Canada’s first before the Confederation of Canada. “The Bernina sewing machines that we and oldest sewing machine business. And got came in from Switzerland, and they now, in 2017, V.B. Simpkins and its current came in wooden boxes,” he recalled of his owner, Eric, the most junior of Simpkins to time as a child, working alongside his fa- run the business, have received an internather and uncle at V.B. Simpkins Sewing on tional award honouring the company’s outstanding work and legacy as an independent Sydenham Street in the mid-1960s. “My job was to take the straw out of the dealer. V.B. Simpkins Sewing has been given boxes, put them outside and sell them for 25 cents a box… Or, you could buy three for the Independent Dealer of the Year Award through the Vacuum and Sewing Dealers 50 cents!” That was how Simpkins made his pocket Trade Association (VDTA/SDTA) for 2016. change as a kid growing up, he said, and he The Association, established in 1981, is also began repairing sewing machines under dedicated to supporting independent floorhis father’s direction around the same time. care, sewing machine and quilting retailers His other job at the store was refurbish- around the globe. “The Dealer of the Year is judged in five ing treadle sewing machines – taking them apart piece by piece, painting the iron with criteria, which include service, education, black stovepipe paint, lightly sanding the personal competence, advice, and additioncabinet before varnishing, cleaning out the al contributions to the community,” Tienter said. machine and putting on a new treadle belt. “With V.B. Simkins’ long history of serv“And then I’d put a ‘For Sale’ sign on it… all for $20!” he recalled, laughing at just ing the sewing community, they have merited a reputation for excellence in each of how much times have changed since then. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is these. We are proud to name them our Deal-


er of the Year.” The award is a feather in the cap of the local business, which moved from their Sydenham Street location after 58 years in 2014 to their current west end location on Baker Street. With the VDTA/SDTA being an American organization, it’s even more noteworthy for the Independent Dealer of the Year Award to be received by business outside of the U.S., Simpkins said, and it was welcomed news when he received the phone call letting him know that V.B. Simpkins Sewing had won – albeit entirely surprising. “I got a phone call, and it was right out of the blue, I never expected it whatsoever… it’s just an amazement,” said Simpkins, who chose not to travel to Las Vegas to receive the award at the VDTA/SDTA’s International Trade Show and Convention due to his mother’s failing health. “For us to have this award, I think it’s quite an honour.” Indeed, after 154 years in the industry, and with the business showing no signs of slowing down, the award is an honour, and one that’s well deserved. Despite the massive changes the sewing machine industry has seen in Simpkins lifetime – which includes the introduction of electronic and computerized sewing machines – Simpkins said business has seen a

marked increase since moving from their downtown location to the west end. And one look at the rows of machines some twodozen deep lined up for maintenance shows just how busy Simpkins remains: sewing machine service providers have become fewer and farther between, and yet the availability of inexpensive machines at major retailers like Wal-Mart and Costco mean that people are still purchasing them all the time. For Simpkins, that means his business will continue on indefinitely. Although his own son opted for work in the IT sector leaving Eric the last of the Simpkins to learn the family trade, he still has a passion and a love for the business and the interesting new and returning customers it brings to his door on a daily basis. And although the business predates Confederation by a handful of years, Simpkins has chosen to have company buttons made to mark Canada’s sesquicentennial – after all, his family was as much a part of Kingston and Canada then as it is now, he expressed. “I can remember my uncle telling me numerous times that my grandfather stood in market square and heard Sir John A read the proclamation of Canada,” he said with a laugh. “That is pretty awesome.”


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OPP nab car theft suspect Teen suffers severe burns in after 401 pursuit attempt to retrieve snowmobile on Loughborough Lake parked at the Shannonville Rd car-pool lot when the suspect vehicle pulled in. The witness immediately recognized both the gold Hyundai and the shirtless male behind the wheel as the sought-after suspect, and called it in to OPP. A few minutes later, the suspect pulled away from the parking lot and onto the 401 EB at a very high rate of speed. The police pursuit continued on the 401 eastbound until approximately the Palace Rd exit in Napanee, at which point the suspect allegedly performed a U-turn on the highway, proceeding westbound. He exited the 401 at Highway 41 and proceeded northbound, continuing his unsafe driving, until he reached Goodyear Rd, where he turned westbound. The suspect was eventually stopped and apprehended without further incident on Goodyear Rd. On arrest, it was noted that the suspect showed strong signs of intoxication. OPP are continuing to investigate.


OPP have nabbed a suspect believed to have stolen a vehicle in the Peel region following a long and circuitous pursuit through the region on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 11. At around 9:30 a.m., OPP began receiving several calls from concerned travellers that a vehicle was driving erratically while eastbound on Highway 7 near Kaladar. Shortly thereafter, the vehicle was observed stopped with a male slouched over the steering wheel. As OPP approached the stopped vehicle, the suspect drove off and the pursuit began, however OPP broke off pursuit for safety reasons shortly thereafter, as the suspect was approaching unsafe speeds and continued to drive erratically. The suspect was observed driving eastbound on Highway 7 near Flinton Rd before police cancelled the pursuit. At around 11 a.m., a private investigator with knowledge of the previous pursuit was


A teen suffered severe burns during an attempt to retrieve a submerged snowmobile on Loughborough Lake on Thursday, Feb. 9. Constable Roop Sandhu, Media Relations Officer with Frontenac OPP, confirmed that a snowmobile had become submerged in the lake on Sunday, Feb. 4 while its owner was trying to cross the water. A group returned to the site on the following Thursday afternoon, said Sandhu, and a bonfire was lit to try to keep warm as the group attempted to retrieve the snowmobile. A gas can near the fire was inadvertently ignited and lit fuel was accidentally splashed onto the victim when an attempt to kick the ignited fuel can

away was made. Family member Nancy Ferreira says, on a GoFundMe page, that 15 year old Johnathan Ferreira is now at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital for treatment of severe burns. South Frontenac fire stations 7 and 8 responded to the Loughborough Lake bridge on Thursday at around 1:53 p.m. He was flown via air ambulance to the Toronto-area hospital, which has a specialized burn unit. The GoFundMe account has been set up to assist the victim's parents to cover travel costs and additional expenses related to his treatment and eventual recovery. It can be found at

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gurated in 1993 as the Kingston Award, is presented annuNews – If you have any sort ally by the Kingston Branch of involvement with social me- of the QUAA to “honour dia on a local level, you know Kingstonians for outstandof these two men – and chanc- ing achievements in careers, es are, something that one or sport, the arts, or volunteer both of them have posted over endeavours, contributing to the past four or five years has the betterment of Queen’s or helped you fi nd the informa- Kingston.” Nominees do not tion you’re looking for, or necessarily need to be Queen’s avoid congestion due to traffic graduates, according to the QUAA. The award was reissues. Steve Koopman, the named The Jim Bennett Award former media relations of- in 2000 to posthumously comfi cer for Kingston Police, memorate the outstanding and Cris Vilela, the master- service of the late Dr. Bennett mind behind ‘Make It Home to the University, its students, Kingston’/‘YGK Traffic,’ have and to the citizens of the greatundoubtedly changed the way er Kingston community. “We are delighted to honthe Kingston area and many of its residents operate. Both men our Cris Vilela and Steve have dedicated huge amounts Koopman, two alumni who of time and energy ensuring have individually and colthe latest information on local laboratively given so much happenings is available online, to the Kingston and Queen’s and furthered communication communities,” said Sue Bates, and community safety in an president of the QUAA. “They absolutely embody immeasurable way. That’s precisely why both the spirit of Jim Bennett, and Koopman and Vilela are re- we look forward to celebrating ceiving the Jim Bennett Award their contributions at the cerfor 2017 through the Kingston emonial dinner on June 1 held Branch of the Queen’s Uni- on campus.” Koopman, who just recently versity Alumni Association returned to work as a patrol of(QUAA). The award, which was inau- ficer, was the person behind the


Kingston Police Facebook and Twitter accounts as part of his role as the media relations officer. Koopman not only helped to get these accounts off the ground, but also drove them to being some of the most popular police services accounts in Canada, with well over 60,000 ‘likes’ and follows for both accounts. The accounts have and continue to keep the public informed about police activities, crimes, incidents and general happenings throughout the area. Vilela, a regular contributor to The Kingston Heritage and The Frontenac Gazette, began his journey as the area’s go-to traffic, incident and crime realtime reporter when he took to Twitter to discuss a traffic issue. Nearly fi ve years later, Vilela’s Twitter account (@ YGKTraffi c) and Facebook account Make it Home Kingston – #YGK) have jointly amassed over 41,000 ‘likes’ and followers, and he just recently launched www.ygktraffi, which combines information from both social media accounts and provides a consistently refreshed map of incidents, construction, road closures and traffic delays.

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But with both men, there is a general ‘all in a days work’ attitude about the work they’ve done, and both were humbled and honoured to find out their efforts are being awarded. “Well, I’m really surprised, first of all, to be included in the award itself, and then the fact that it’s jointly with Steve… when you take a look at the list of the past award winners and the kinds of accomplishments that Steve and those other past recipients have, the kind of contributions that they’ve had are just amazing,” said Vilela, noting that he feels as though he “just slipped in there somehow.” “I’m really surprised to be included in that list of community titans, and I’m quite happy to share this with Steve.” Koopman’s response to the award mirrored Vilela’s. “For me, it was a complete surprise, but at the same time it’s an honour. As Cris stated, the list of past winners is awe-inspiring, not only from a local community perspective, but even abroad, too,” he said, adding that he is also honoured to be joining Brian Cookman as the only other Kingston Police officer that’s received the award. “Brian is one of the most respected offi cers here in the building, and to know that he had created a legacy and to be in the same company with him in regards to being able to give back to the community is truly an honour.” Both Koopman and Vilela spoke fondly of how well they’ve worked with one another over the past few years with both men agreeing the fi re at the building site on the

Cris Vilela, left, and Const. Steve Koopman. Tori Stafford/Metroland

corner of Princess and Victoria Streets on December 17, 2013 was certainly the most outstanding event they both worked to keep the community – and country – informed about. But the two were also quick to point out that, while a lot of their own work has either complimented or been sourced from the other, the two do not work as a partnership. “From a police perspective, we’re only as successful as our interaction and our relationship with the community, and Cris is really nice to have it as a filter or a funnel point,” said Koopman, who made a point of noting that his own work on social media was part of his job as the Kingston Police media relations officer, whereas Vilela does all of his work outside of his full time job as a mortgage broker.

“I think, as a municipality, a lot of the citizens don’t realize how lucky we are that it’s worked so well… I think that it sets the bar for other municipalities in regards to have to do it properly – To have a tax-payer-based service like Kingston Police do its role, but then have someone like Cris with the accounts that he’s created as a member of the community to help fi lter and funnel through that crowd sourced information.” “I’ve definitely taken a lead from Steve on how to deal with a lot of things, specifi cally privacy concerns and sensitive information,” Vilela agreed before joking about how interesting it will be to meet up with Koopman at the scene of incidents now that the Constable is back on patrol. “It’ll be nice to have a familiar face on the scene!”

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sequently made into a feature film. "A lot of it's shot at the Toucan," Garniss explains. "It's about folks that need to stay drunk in order to fend off this zombie that's trying to kill them." The Boneyard is premiering at this year's festival. "[Brent Nurse] had a film called The Stronghold at KCFF a couple of years ago," says Garniss. "This one's more of a sci-fi thriller." He notes that "all three that were made by people who curJay Middaugh’s film Live in Kingston features music, landmarks and faces that will be fa- rently reside in Kingston and miliar to local audiences. Photo/submitted they were all shot here as well." As always, local short films HOLLIE PRATT-CAMPBELL 1. The local films of live shows - which in turn will also be shown before every become part of the movie itself. feature as part of KCFF's local Three fi lms are being pre"It's a bit more narrative shorts program. The 17th annual Kingston Canadian Film Festival sented at this year's festival that driven in the fi rst 30 minutes "We show 50-60 shorts by (KCFF) is just around the cor- were made right here in Kings- but a montage of music vid- professionals, hobbyists and evner, taking place March 2 - 5 at ton. They are Jay Middaugh's eos by the end," says Garniss. erything in between," says Garmore local venues than ever be- Live in Kingston; Adam Kir- "Once the protagonist goes out niss. "We do our best to include fore: Queen's Theological Hall, key's Sir John A and the Curse and starts seeing some of the everybody." the Screening Room, the Baby of the Anti-Quenched; and shows it becomes a little bit more like a music video sort of Grand, and the Isabel Bader Brent Nurse's Boneyard. 2. The live music Garniss describes Live in feature.The acts include recogCentre. The Heritage caught up with Kingston as "kind of like a nizable local names like Sarah If you're interested in checkKCFF director Marc Garniss romantic comedy, but it's set Harmer, B. Rich and Sheesham ing out KCFF but prefer live to learn more about some high- against the backdrop of the and Lotus. shows to movies, this year's fesmusic scene here." The first version of Sir John tival is for you. lights of this year's festival. The main protagonist volun- A and the Curse of the AntiHere are four things he rec"We have a lot of music this teers for CFRC and part of her Thirst won KCFF's local short year as well," says Garniss. ommends locals check out: job is to go out and see all sorts award in 2015, and was subThe headliner is the band

Mother Mother, which is playing the opening late night show along with We Are the City. "It gives people something to do after the movies," Garniss remarks. "You can't really socialize when you're in the theatre." He adds that "a lot of the fi lms that we have music themes to them, so it's a good opportunity for people to take that one step further and get involved with some of the subject matter of the fi lms in a live setting." 3. The workshops KCFF also offers a number of workshops for both adults looking to work in the film industry and children who are interested in learning about filmmaking. One notable workshop is Breaking In: Starting a Career in Film and Media, which will be held Friday, March 3 at the Isabel. "All the industry guests that we have in town during that time show up and they basically make themselves available," Garniss explains. Typically, the majority of those who attend are students, but the event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about

the industry. "You can seek out whoever you're most interested in and they're always generous with their time," Garniss says. "They lend some advice for next steps in trying to make it in the industry." 4. The new, stress-free way to view a single film

In the past, those who didn't purchase festival passes were at the mercy of the "rush line" and had buy tickets at the door - or not, if they arrived too late and the show they wanted was sold out. This year, 25 per cent of each venue's capacity has been set aside for single tickets that can be purchased in advance. "I think that will please a lot of people," notes Garniss. "We'll still have a rush line for people that just want to buy on the go, but that's a big change for the festival because we haven't had that in our 17 years of operation. You always had to buy a pass and never had single tickets [in advance]." For more information on the festival and to purchase tickets, visit

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Federal Funding announced for transit in Loyalist Township and Deseronto

Using public transit in Loyalist Township and Deseronto is about to get easier thanks to an announcement from the governments of Canada and Ontario. Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced on Feb. 10, that new public transit projects have been

recently approved in his riding. In Loyalist Township, $66,585 will go toward replacing a bus, and $17,216 will go toward building five new Amherstview bus shelters. In Deseronto, $60,000 will go toward replacing an existing bus and increasing accessibility. These projects are part of a list of 79 projects across Ontario announced on February 10th, 2017, under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund

(PTIF). The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects and the provincial government and municipalities will provide the balance of funding. These investments are part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. "The Government of Canada recognizes how important efficient and sustainable transit infrastructure

is to growing the middle class and getting kids to school, employees to work, and seniors to the services they need on time and back home quickly at the end of a long day." Bossio said in a statement following the announcement. "This includes rural communities like Deseronto. Modern public transit will help make municipalities across Ontario stronger, more inclusive and sustainable, and I'm very pleased to see how this funding program will benefit not just Deseronto, but the five communities that Deseronto Transit serves. In addition, Kingston and Loyalist Township are closely connected, so I'm very happy to see investments being made in public transit in both communities, which builds on their links, while reducing our carbon footprint, and helping to get people to school, work, appointments, and play." This funding is part of the fi rst phase of Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's historic plan to support public infrastructure across the country. The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation

that supports trade, and Canada's rural and northern communities. "Deseronto Transit serves residents across five communities with year-round service to hospitals, banking institutions, grocery stores, and other important community services," said Norm Clark, Mayor for the town of Deseronto in a statement. "With so many residents counting on this service, it is imperative that our vehicles are in the best operating condition. This service is vital not only to the Deseronto community, but to our neighbours as well. With this investment to purchase a new vehicle, we are able to continue to offer the service at the level our residents deserve." Mayor for Loyalist Township, Bill Lowry is also looking forward to the investment stating: "This funding will allow for the installation of new bus shelters at existing bus stop locations along the Amherstview bus route (Route 10) and will also fund the capital replacement cost for the bus that services the Amherstview route. The Amherstview transit service is operated in partnership with Kingston Transit."

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This kind of training is important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is how crucial early intervention is to a successful recovery for those dealing with mental health problems or illnesses, Lachine explained. “Research shows that the sooner people receive help, the more successful their road to reSherry Lachine is the founder and owner of covery is,” she said, noting that even if people Broadmind, a local social enterprise that is suspect a friend of colleague might be dealing currently offering Mental Health First Aid with a mental health issue, they often are uncourses to the public here in Kingston. aware of what the best next steps are and can Tori Stafford/Metroland. shy away from trying to help due to lack of knowledge. 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Rideau Trail Club of Kingston-Saturday, Feb. 18- Frontenac Park Salmon Lake Road Level 1, easy pace, 8 km. Enjoy skiing, or snowshoeing the Salmon Lake Road to Big Salmon Lake and return. Bring a lunch and come prepared for winter conditions. Depart Canadian Tire Parking Lot along Bath Rd. at 9:30 am. Gas $4 plus park fee. Leader: Elgin 613 389 4216 Greater Kingston Curling hosts Come Curl with Us on Family Day Weekend Feb. 18 to 20. Bring your family to a local curling club to learn and play curling. Admission is free. All you need is clean shoes and a helmet for kids under 12. For places, dates and times visist Walk On is a free, indoor winter walking program that runs from November to the end of March. With six locations in KFL&A, Walk On encourages walking for people of all ages and abilities in a safe, social environment. The program is drop-in, and there is no cost to SDUWLFLSDWH9LVLWZZZNĂ DSKFDIRUWKH Walk On schedule, or call 6135491232, ext. 1180. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631: Every Friday night 6:30 p.m. - Karaoke by Steve, for a fun night of singing, dancing or just listen. Info 6133896605

more information, call (343) 363-3303 Charlie Pritchard or email music@ Kingston Photographic Club meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 21, BioSciences Bdg, Rm 1102 at 7:15 p.m. Theme Night -My favorite subject or place to hoot in 10 images.Check our website for more details. Chris Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monthly Concert - This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme: the songs of Gordon Lightfoot & David Francey at Battersea United Church, Sunday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Freewill offering Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - Battersea United Church: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m. - $8 613-353-2846 for info Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the chance to enjoy an afternoon of music featuring Glenn Foster and Michael Freeman, Feb. 18 at the Seeleys Bay Community Hall beginning at 1 pm. There is also the chance to bid on a variety of great items at our Silent Auction. All proceeds go to CILH, D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W KRXVLQJ FRUSRUDWLRQ WKDW provides affordable, accessible housing for people with disabilities. Tickets are available for $15 at Main Street Hardware in Seeleys Bay or Duncanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TV and Appliances in Elgin.

Bath Legion branch 623 : Tasty Tall Boy Tuesdays - Tall Boys will be $4.25 all day Tuesday plus buy one meal get the second for half price. (YHU\ 0RQGD\ HYHQLQJ 6KXIĂ HERDUG 7 p.m., $2 per play Every Wednesday morning - Legion Breakfast, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Every Friday come join us for lunch at the Legion. Good food, good company, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The 20th Annual Jayna Hefford Female Hockey School is now accepting registrations for the summer camp from July 17-21 at the Invista Centre. This camp is KRVWHGDQGWDXJKWE\Ă&#x20AC;YHWLPH2O\PSLF gold medallist Jayna Hefford and twotime Olympian Lori Dupuis. Other instructors all have experience at the international and elite level. Space is limited at this popular camp.For more information or to register call 613-3841306 or go to www.dupuisheffordhockeyschool. ca.

Labyrinth Walk - Join us for this walking meditation on Monday, Feb. 20, 2at 7 p.m., at Trinity United Church, 2170 Unity Rd Elginburg. Our labyrinth is a 7 circuit Chartres design, 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; painted on canvas. Please wear socks for walking on the labyrinth. There is no cost for this event, but food bank donations are appreciated. All are welcome. No experience necessary. For

Kingston Wood Artisans Symposium 2017 takes place on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Frontenac Secondary School, Bath Road, Kingston. There will be presentations by prominent Artisans with a gallery of their works and those of Artisan members.Over $2500 worth of door prizes IURP RXU VSRQVRUV ZLOO EH UDIĂ HG RII Early bird registration before Feb. 28th

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is $45, which includes lunch. For full information and registration information see website below or call Leslie at 613.766.3008. www.kwoodartca. Cataraqui Canoe Club - Saturday, Feb. 18: Hike, Ski or Snowshoe - Depending on conditions, this event might be northeast of Tamworth or north of Opinicon Road. Saturday, For contact information, please visit Feb. 25: Lemoine Point - Come and enjoy an easy, 5 km, ski or hike on easy trails close to home. For contact information, please visit Legion Branch 560: Feb. 17, Showmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Karaoke will entertain from 8 to 12 with $2.50 cover for non members and guests. Everyone welcome. Saturday, Feb. 18 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catch the Aceâ&#x20AC;? licence#7955527 gambling helpline 1-888-230-3505 Fundraiser with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Progressive Jackpotâ&#x20AC;? will have the seventh weekly draw at 5 p.m. Next draw will be Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.. More info call 613-548-4570. Saturday, Feb. 18 - Jeff Code and the Silver Wings Band will entertain in the Big Hall from 8 to 12 with $7 cover for everyone. All welcome. Tuesday, Feb. 21 - General membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. Heartsong Art From the Heart by singer/songwriter Christine Donovan. Exhibition showing at the Window Art Gallery Victoria Street at Princess Street: Feb. 8 to 26 ,Q*RRG7DVWHLVDĂ&#x20AC;QHGLQLQJH[SHULence for single seniors and will meet at Thai House, 183 Sydenham Street, Feb 17, at 5:30 p.m. If interested to attend, please contact Norma at 613-542-3622 or Nicole at 613-634-1966. The Kingston Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will meet at the Kingston Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St., on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. Annual General Meeting plus Joanne Stanbridge from Kingston Frontenac Public Library will speak on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back to

Basics: My Favourite Tips and Strategies.â&#x20AC;? Visitors welcome. Further info at Ontario Woodlot Association meeting - Feb. 22 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Should Your Trees be Worried? - Forests in the 21st Centuryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; First in a series on how to get the most out of forests and woodlots. 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 2170 Unity Road in Elginburg, north of Kingston. Contact David at 6133739334 or St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church, 2360 Middle Road is hosting a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lunch for Heartâ&#x20AC;? on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring Cabbage Roll Casserole, Salad, Buns, and Dessert. Cost is $12 at the door. All are welcome. A fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.Contact 6135420997 for more information Parham United Church will feature a Heritage Quilt worship service on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Jean Brown and musician Stanley Stinchcombe. Come and bring your quilts for a one- time display and an opportunity to talk about who made the quilt and when. Also a heritage quilt made by â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Explorersâ&#x20AC;? of yester-year can be seen. Please ZHDU RXWĂ&#x20AC;WV RI WKH SDVW  \HDUV (optional)- such as war years, hippie, FRZER\FRZJLUO PRGHUQ Ă DSSHU All welcome. Info 6132792245 Kingston Shrine Club Ham Dinner Friday, Feb. 17. 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $ 15 Children under 10 yrs of age $ 8 To be held at the Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street at Collins Bay Road. Everyone welcome .Purchase tickets at the door. Turkey dinner Golden Links Hall Harrowsmith, Feb. 19, 4:30 to 6 p.m. cost $13. Info call 6133722410 Sponsored by the Odd Fellows & Rebekahs. Sharbot Lake United Church will feature a Heritage Quilt worship service on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. with all kinds of quilts in the sanctuary and a service related to that theme. All welcome. Info 6132792245

Orchestra Kingston presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Masterworks for Orchestraâ&#x20AC;?, featuring guest soloist Inka Brockhausen in Beethovenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Piano Concerto, as well as favourites by Johann Strauss and Aaron Copland. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2:30 p.m., at the Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham Street,Tickets $25/20, available at the door or through the website, or 6136349312 Bach and Beyond: Warm up winter with an eclectic evening of music by Kingston Community Strings on Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. (tickets $10 at the door) at St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cathedral (corner of Johnson and King Streets) in a program that includes Bachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Concerto BWV 1060 for strings and two keyboards (Michael Capon and Fran Harkness, soloists). Contact: Music West presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trade Windsâ&#x20AC;? on Friday Feb. 10 at 7.30 p.m. at St. Andrews by the Lake United Church in Reddendale. Gabrielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oboes & the Flutissimo Flute Quartet will perform classical & light popular music, featuring the varied sounds of oboe, English horn, & Ă XWHV  EDVV  DOWR Ă XWHV7LFNHWV $20, $15 Students/Seniors (65+) $10 children under 13 yrs. Available from WKHFKXUFKRIĂ&#x20AC;FH5HGGHQ6W DP 12 noon weekdays) or at the door. The CWL of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 88 Patrick St, Kingston, is hosting a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the church hall (basement). Cost is $5 per person and free to children 5 years old and under. Supper includes delicious pancakes, fruit, dessert and coffee, tea and juice. Please plan on attending and bring your friends. All welcome! Sellebration of Books and Music - Friday, Feb. 24 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at56 Francis St. - Drop by this huge sale at the Seniors Centre and browse through this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl records. For more information visit







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handcuff him. The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day. The accused was charged with assault, mischief, utter threats to cause death, and possession of a weapon.

Man facing charges after assaulting family members, forcing them to flee A 52-year-old man of no fixed address is facing numerous charges after a rampage and assault sent his family fleeing from the house into the freezing rain. On Feb. 7, in the early evening hours, the accused became angry after his adult daughter confronted him over dumping garbage in the garage. The incident occurred at a west end residence where the accused had been temporarily staying with his ex-wife and family. The accused punched his daughter in the face and then grabbed her by the throat. His ex-wife intervened and the accused retreated to the garage where he obtained a hammer. The accused smashed the daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cell phone and then threatened to use the hammer on the next person who spoke. During the altercation children fled the house into the freezing rain without shoes or coats. When his ex-wife and daughter fled the residence, they gathered the children in the car and drove down the road to call police. Officers arrived and found the accused standing in the family room holding the hammer. Officers noted the accused had smashed a coffee table. The accused dropped the hammer only after a Taser was deployed. The accused resisted arrest and officers were forced to take him to the ground to gain control and

Kingston woman assaulted by man she met through online dating site A 28-year-old local man has been arrested after sexually assaulting the victim he met through an online dating site. According to a release from Kingston Police, on Jan. 31, the victim agreed to a meeting with a man she had met through an online dating site. The victim met the accused at a coffee shop on Taylor Kidd Boulevard. After a conversation the victim asked the accused to drive her home, but on the way they agreed to go to somewhere and talk. The accused drove the victim to a secluded park where he sexually assaulted her while preventing her from leaving the vehicle. The incident was reported to police and a warrant was requested for the accused. On Feb. 7, the accused turned himself in at the police station. The accused was held to attend a bail hearing the following day. The accused was charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement.

Napanee OPP catch driver Shoplifter caught by offtravelling more than duty officer after foot 200km/h on Hwy 401 chase: Kingston Police A Scarborough man is facing stunt driving charges after the OPP caught him travelling over 200 km/h on Hwy 401 this past weekend. According to a release from the OPP, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 10:49 p.m. an officer with the Napanee detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducting speed enforcement stopped a white 2016 BMW travelling at 208 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone on Highway 401 westbound in Tyendinaga Township. The driver, a 19 year-old Scarborough man, had his vehicle seized and impounded for seven days and was issued a seven day drivers licence suspension. He was also issued a summons to attend Provincial Offences Court in Napanee.

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A 43-year-old local man attempt at shoplifting ended in arrest after an off-duty officer spotted him running from store security. According to a release from Kingston Police, on Feb. 6, at approximately 2:30 p.m. the accused entered a store on Midland Avenue. The accused was observed by the store security selecting various items of merchandise including tins of paint and a child stroller. The accused exited the store passing the checkout while making no attempt to pay for the items. When store security approached, the accused dropped all the items and ran. Store security began chasing the accused and the foot pursuit was witnessed by an off-duty Kingston Police Officer. The officer joined the pursuit, identifying himself verbally and ordering the accused to stop. The officer took out his identification and held it up when the accused looked back. The accused continued to run and the officer was forced to tackle him to the ground. On-duty officers were called to the location and the accused was found to be on probation with one of his conditions to not be in the store. The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day. The accused was charged with theft and two counts of breach probation.

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As a huge fan of the Expos - I followed the team religiously from its In the lead-up to this year's Major debut in 1969 to their terribly unforLeague Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame tunate demise in 2004 - I'm delighted announcement, back on Jan. 19, I to see Tim Raines receive an honour I was concerned that former Montreal believe he richly deserves. His statistics speak for themselves. Expos' star Tim Raines might not be Although his career .294 batting averselected. After all Raines had to wait until age isn't sensational, it is still extremehis 10th and final year of eligibility to ly good for someone who played for hear whether or not the powers-that- 23 years. Raines was a much prized be considered him worthy of admis- switch hitter who pounded out an sion to the hallowed halls of Coo- impressive 2,605 career hits and drove perstown. Many others, with bigger in just short of 1,000 runs (980 RBI). names and reputations than Raines, For a compact athlete (he stands just are not and never will be enshrined in five-foot-eight and his playing weight the National Baseball Hall of Fame was 160 pounds) he also had "hidand Museum (HOF). To make mat- den power." Raines belted 170 career ters worse the dependable hitter and home runs, most of those from his outstanding base stealer had the most familiar leadoff spot in the batting productive spell of his lengthy career order. His biggest attribute was his (13 seasons) with a now defunct team, speed. Raines stole 808 bases and the Montreal Expos. So, would the baseball writers (me- as a leadoff hitter that made him a dia members) who do the voting over- valuable asset to the Expos and the look him just as they have stars such other five teams for which he played. Open up the MLB career stolen as Barry Bonds, Pete Rose, Roger Clemens and Alan Trammell, to name a base list and you will find Raines few? I saw all four play during their sitting comfortably in fifth place. He fi nished his career 56 ahead of outstanding careers. Thankfully, the baseball writers Vince Coleman whose promising cacame through in 2017. On July 30, reer fi zzled after just 13 campaigns. Raines will be called to the podium Raines ended his career 89 steals to give his acceptance speech. His behind Detroit Tigers' controversial plaque will soon join all of the greats superstar, the late great Ty Cobb. In in the hall of honour at Cooperstown, 1936, Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural MLB New York. Hall of Fame ballot, 222 of a pos-


sible 226 votes. Of course no player is likely to approach the truly incredible stolen base record compiled by Oakland Athletics' star Rickey Henderson who, in 25 memorable seasons, rang up an all-time best 1,406 steals. Chart toppers For the record Henderson finished his stellar career with 468 more steals than St. Louis Cardinals' great Lou Brock. In third place is the late William Robert "Sliding Billy" Hamilton who, despite less than accurate statistical information in the 19th century, is generally credited with 914 base swipes. Hamilton is worth a big mention because his base stealing feats occurred in just 14 seasons, far fewer than anyone else in the Top Five. Hamilton, who died in 1940 at age 74, played for three teams (including the Philadelphia Phillies) between 1888 and 1901. Hamilton entered the HOF posthumously in 1961. His last game was played on Sept. 16, 1901, for the former Boston Beaneaters. I think I prefer the name Red Sox actually! As for Raines, his nickname "Rock" tells the story! He was the rock, which solidified the Expos during some of their most productive, if ultimately disappointing, seasons. Expos never won a World Series or even a National League (NL) pennant. But in 1981 Raines helped lead Montreal to

the East Division title. Remember though that Expos played in the era before wild card games, when it was much more difficult to qualify for the post season. He wasn't around for Expos' saddest season, the strike ruined 1994 campaign when the strongest team in club history would undoubtedly have made the playoffs and possibly achieved their most success ever. When the 1994 campaign ended with a players' strike on Aug. 12, Expos had the best record in the Major Leagues, an outstanding 74-40 mark. The season never resumed! Following the strike Montreal, who had the second lowest payroll in baseball in 1994, sold off many of their best players in 1995 and never contended again prior to the club's relocation to Washington D.C. following the 2004 season. A sad ending for Canada's first MLB franchise! Not surprisingly perhaps, Raines' World Series success as a player happened when he joined the New York Yankees for three seasons beginning in 1996. Baseball's most successful franchise (27 world championships) captured both the 1996 and 1998 series earning Rock a pair of World Series rings. He was also part of a World Series winner as a coach with the Chicago White Sox in 2005. Raines' HOF credentials are impeccable. He won the NL batting

title in 1986 (. 344 average). With the Expos he led the NL in stolen bases four times including two seasons (1981 and 1984) in which he was the Major League leader in steals. Raines is a seven-time All-Star. He also holds nine Montreal single season and career records including most plate appearances in a season (731 in 1982). He is Expos' career leader in runs scored, crossing home plate an amazing 947 times. If there is a reason why it took him until the fi nal asking to reach the HOF it could be the fact he once battled cocaine addiction. Following the 1982 season, during which his numbers tumbled, he admitted to the problem and entered a treatment program. Raines also testified at the so-called "Pittsburgh Drug Trials" in 1985, which ended with the suspension of 11 Major-leaguers. All of the suspensions were later overturned in exchange for fi nes, community service and drug testing. However several drug suppliers were convicted and spent time in jail as a result of the trials staged in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today the spectre of performance enhancing drugs continues to haunt several former top baseball stars who have, so far, failed to win admission to Cooperstown. Continued on page 30


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Canadians reveal their thoughts on self-driving vehicles recently released the results of their survey to find out what Canadians think about self-driving vehicles. Kanetix. ca is Canada's leading online insurance review and purchase portal providing over 1,000,000 quotes a year and they also offer mortgage and credit card comparisons. They polled 1,000 Canadians asking their opinions on autonomous driving technology. Only a quarter of all respondents stated they were positively looking forward to the day when self-driving vehicles were available (25 per cent), this was only a one per cent increase from answers given a year earlier. The majority position was neutral at

56 per cent, up from 52 per cent for the previous survey. The absolute rejecters of this mobility move were pegged at 18 per cent (down from 23 per cent the previous year). "Technology is continually improving and innovating, and we've already seen auto manufacturers incorporate self-driving safety aspects in some existing vehicles, such as automatic emergency braking (AEB) or sensors that temporarily control steering to avoid collisions," said Andrew Lo, chief operating officer and tech expert at "It's still a jump for most people to make in terms of going completely driverless but Canadians are interested in these improved safety features and, as a result, seem willing to slowly adopt more automated functions." What's interesting in the report is that while the majority states they're not quite ready for self-driving autos, 81 per cent believe it will eliminate the threat

of distracted driving, and 73 per cent feel it will reduce accidents and fatalities, and 68 per cent agree it will make things safer for pedestrians and cyclists. While, as a whole, we may not yet be total fans of self-driving technologies, the majority of respondents to's recent study (59 per cent) "would buy or lease a car with improved self-driving safety features; features like front crash prevention, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and blind spot detection to name just a few." In fact some of these systems may save drivers money on their insurance bills. reports that Aviva Insurance recently announced a 15 per cent discount for owners of vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB). It's cruel winter driving season and with it comes a perennial headache, frozen auto door windows that refuse to open. What many drivers fail to realize until it's too late is that many power windows can be easily damaged by simply trying to open them when the glass

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is frozen to the door frame and rubber moldings and run-channels. While some power window motors have a safety system to limit the motor's power and cut off the supply if the window doesn't move after a predetermined amount of force is applied, most do not. And those equipped with auto-down or express-down features can continually apply the full force of the motor (without the driver being aware) unless the switch is reversed. When a glass regulator breaks under this stress, it's usually the attachment points that secure the glass to the regulator mechanism that fail. To repair this, the door trim panel has to be removed and the glass and regulator have to be accessed. It's easy for these bills to average between $100 and $200 or more depending on the make and model of the vehicle and the amount of damage. To avoid this, keep door windows from sticking by spraying silicone lubricating compound (available at any auto-parts store) on any rubber molding or run channel

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Mrs. Beam’s cure-all more effective and cheaper than Dr. Murphy BY MARY COOK

had been tried on my bony chest. But she had to admit Mother and Aunt Bertha neither had done much to rid were sitting at the kitchen me of my hacking cough. I knew all about the onion table having a cup of tea. "I don't think I will ever get treatments, and I hated them used to using onions in any- with a passion. My sister Authing but a stew or soup pot," drey hated them even more, because she said anyone in SeMother said. They had been talking nior Fourth should not smell about our neighbour Mrs. like a pot of boiled onions at Beam who said onions could the Northcote School, and cure everything, and were a the one time she wore them, heck of a lot cheaper than everyone kept their distance bringing old Dr. Murphy all away from her. After that first the way out from Renfrew. day, she left the house with the Aunt Bertha assured Mother onions tied around her neck, just about everyone out at but tossed them in the ditch Northcote took Mrs. Beam's at the end of our lane, and by advice and used onions to the end of the week, there was fi ght colds, cure hooping a pile of onions in the snow cough, fi x a sore throat, and which Audrey covered with believed they could even re- the toe of her galoshes so no one would see them. move warts. I couldn't remember when I pretended I wasn't listening, and kept dressing and Mrs. Beam arrived with the undressing my dolls. I knew little sacks made out of fl our the talk would eventually get bags, with a long string on around to me and the hack- them, so that they could hang ing cough I had had for days. around our necks. She orAnd I was being kept home dered Mother to chop up a from the Northcote School couple onions, put them in to "heal up", as Aunt Bertha the bag, put the bag around called it. Mother put her the neck of the one ailing, faith in mustard plasters and send them off to school, and Vic's Vapor Rub from Ritza's before you could say "cheese" Drug Store, both of which (which was a favourite expres-

sion of hers) you'd break any cold, and whooping cough, and would even lessen the scourge of the measles! Well, after Aunt Bertha headed back across the 20acre fi eld with the cutter, Mother found one of the little fl our bag sacks, chopped up a good sized onion, filled the bag, and hung it around my neck. My eyes ran buckets of tears, which Mother assured me would stop as soon as I got used to the onions. They didn't seem to be doing me much good, as I hacked away all afternoon, and by the time my brothers and sister got home from school, I smelled like our sand bin in the cellar. My hateful brother Emerson, of course, was the first to make a comment, and at supper that night asked Mother if he could eat at the bake table to get away from the smell of raw onions which he said was making him sick. That night Mother decided she would do exactly what Mrs. Beam told her to do, not only to cure me, but to stop the cough from spreading to everyone else in the family. So chopped onions

were put on the washstands in our bedrooms, onion bags hung around our necks, and we all went to bed wearing chopped onions in a pair of wool socks. Mother was doing everything Mrs. Beam told her to do. And if everyone came down with a bad cold, it wouldn't be because she didn't listen to Mrs. Beam! By the time the lamp was blown out, the upstairs reeked of onions, and my sister vowed she wasn't going to put a foot outside the next morning to go to school until she washed her hair and had

a sponge bath. Well! Talk about a surprise! I didn't cough once during the night, my nose had stopped running, everyone seemed hale and hearty, and it looked like no one else in the house was going to get my cold. Audrey doused herself with talcum powder, Mother put dabs of vanilla behind my ears, the brothers were well aired out by the time they came in from doing barn chores, and only the faintest smell of onions remained. So off we went to the Northcote School. Mrs. Beam continued to be

the person to go to when sickness invaded a household. Onions and coal oil were her favourite treatments. Mother, who never quite got used to them, nevertheless agreed, they were worth trying, and a lot cheaper than the $2.00 old Doctor Murphy charged for coming twelve-and-half miles out from Renfrew. Interested in an electronic version of Mary's books? Go to https://www.smashwords. com and type MaryRCook for ebook purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at


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Raines’ admission to Hall of Fame well earned Continued from page 27 Expos’ HOF trio I saw Raines play many times over the years and he was a personal favourite. A gifted and intense player offensively, he was also very strong in the outfield. Raines along with two other Expos’ Hall of Famers, the late Gary Carter and Andre “The Hawk” Dawson, will soon be enshrined together in the HOF. Pitcher Pedro Martinez, who also made a four season stop in Montreal during his impressive career, was inducted two years ago. Still, it is Carter, Dawson and Raines, who played together, that I consider “real Expos.” Players who spent substantial parts of their careers in Montreal and were beloved by baseball fans in that city and across Canada! The players who will enter the hall with Raines this July are former Houston Astros’ slugger Jeff Bagwell and catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez who spent five of his 21 MLB seasons with my favourite team, the Detroit Tigers. My family and I have vis-

ited Cooperstown twice and I recommend it highly. It’s only a four-hour drive from eastern Ontario and the HOF is a must for any baseball fan. The only Canadian to win admission to the hall is pitcher Ferguson Jenkins of Chatham, Ontario. Jenkins won 284 games, mostly with the Chicago Cubs. He was inducted in 1991 and his many achievements include the 1971 NL Cy Young Award. My wife and my late mother are both from Chatham and I have met Fergie twice. Our son Craig has a baseball autographed by the Canadian pitching ace. In closing this week two little known, but interesting, facts about Expos’ newest Hall of Famer Tim Raines! In 2001 he rejoined the Montreal club for one season. Unfortunately Raines suffered a shoulder injury which required surgery and was out of action for many weeks. Late in the season he was assigned to Expos’ top farm club, the now defunct Ottawa Lynx of the Triple A International League (IL), to rehabilitate. My family

had three Lynx season tickets for a decade and during that time we saw countless current and former MLB players in action in Ottawa, including Raines. On Aug. 21, 2001, while rehabilitating in Ottawa, Raines and his son Tim Jr., who was playing for the IL’s Rochester Red Wings, became the first father and son to face each other in a professional baseball game. And how about this for an eastern Ontario connection! Raines’ second wife Shannon Watson is a native of Arnprior. She’s the sister of Tanner Watson, a right-handed pitcher who was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2000. Tim and Shannon married in 2007 and they now live in suburban Phoenix, Arizona with their twin children. The now 57-year-old Raines continues to work as roving outfield and base running instructor for the Toronto Blue Jays’ minorleague operations. He joined Jays’ organization in 2013. Jeff Maguire can be reached by email at: jeffrey.maguire@

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The Comedian’s a hidden gem My Take


MOVIE: The Comedian STARRING: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Edie Falco, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone and Harvey Keitel DIRECTOR: Taylor Hackford RATING: 14A Every once in a while I find a gem fl ying under the radar. The kind of fi lm that isn't getting a lot of attention, but is too good to miss. The Comedian is one of those gems. Jackie Burke (Robert De Niro) is an aging insult comic looking to make a comeback. Back in the day he was famous for the character he played on TV. That character has followed Jackie his whole career even though he'd like to put it behind him. Jackie's agent, Miller (Edie Falco), gets him booked into a small club for a nostalgia show. It starts off fine, but when he gets ambushed by a

couple of hecklers looking to provoke Jackie and put it on You Tube, things get out of hand. Jackie loses it and ends up doing 30 days in prison. Once he's out Jackie meets Harmony (Leslie Mann) while doing his community service. The two strike up a friendship, and life takes one of its twists. We watch Jackie navigate life's pitfalls. His relationship with his brother Jimmy (Danny DeVito). His attempts to get his career back on track. Whatever it is that's going on between him and Harmony. It's a mess. It's a funny mess but a mess. The Comedian takes us into the world of stand-up comedy. It's got some great comedians, and some intelligent and funny stand-up routines. The fi lm has a bit of a different perspective though. Jackie is in his 60s and attempting a comeback. This fi lm is as much about the man as it is the comedian and sometimes it's hard to separate the two. It's funny but there's an edge to it too. There's a darkness and a bitterness that blends in with the humour. It's what makes it so interesting. Edie Falco, Danny DeVito,

Patti LuPone and Harvey Keitel are amazing. That's probably not a surprise. It is interesting to see them take on what are obvious stereotypes in their characters, and yet be anything but stereotypical. Leslie Mann's character is a little lost and trying to find her way. Yet she's got this confi dence and strength as well. Mann creates this vulnerability without being weak. She shows strength without losing tenderness. It's incredible. This is Robert De Niro doing what he does best. He's so funny and so quick it's hard to believe he isn't a stand-up comedian. The clincher for me is this one scene where Jackie's fi lming the pilot episode for a new reality TV show. It's pretty horrifi c and the contestant is much abused, and you see it play out in De Niro's eyes. He goes from disbelief, to disgust, to rage. It's all there in his expression. His entire performance is raw, real and powerful. The Comedian is an introspective comedy that doesn't pull any punches in either the jokes or the drama. Mark Haskins' column is a regular feature.

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The relationship between paint and mood Painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform the look of a space. The colors homeowners choose for their walls can give rooms their own unique feel and even affect the moods of the people within them. Finding the right shade for a bedroom or kitchen involves more than just selecting the first color that catches your eye. Design experts and psychologists alike say it may be worthwhile to choose a color that helps you feel good rather than just following design trends. The paint color you pick may add energy to a space or create a tranquil retreat where you can unwind at the end of the day. Blue To create a spa-like environment and a more serene space, look to shades of blue in soft variations. Cool blues are soothing colors that can help lower stress levels and promote sleep. That’s why blue is a frequent fixture in bedrooms and bathrooms. Just be advised that too much blue can make a room appear cold and stark, so balance out blue with some warmer accents. Orange Many people do not immediately consider bright orange for their homes, but when used as an accent shade, orange can really brighten up a home. Orange is considered a shade that expands creativity and imparts a youthful appeal to a space. Consider an orange accent wall or a burst of color with orange throw pillows. If pumpkin orange is a little too bold for you, tone it down by choosing a more pastel, peachy hue, which is equally warm and energizing. Red Red stimulates energy and appetite, which is why the shade is so popular in restaurants and home dining spaces. Red is a good choice for social gathering rooms but may not be the wisest choice for a bedroom, as the color may prove

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How to determine if downsizing is for you As men and women retire or approach retirement age, many opt to downsize their homes. Such a decision can save older adults substantial amounts of money while also liberating them from the hassle of maintaining large homes they no longer need. Downsizing to smaller homes or apartments is a signifi cant step, one that homeowners should give ample consideration before making their final decisions. The following are a handful of tips to help homeowners determine if downsizing to smaller homes is the right move. • Get a grip on the real estate market. Downsizing is not solely about money, but it’s important that homeowners consider the real estate market before putting their homes up for sale. Speak with a local realtor or your fi nancial advisor about the current state of your real estate market. Downsizing can help homeowners save money on utilities, taxes and mortgage payments, but those savings may be negated if you sell your house in a buyer’s market instead of a seller’s market. If you think the current market won’t get you the price you are hoping for, delay your downsize until the market rebounds. • Take inventory of what’s in your house. Empty nesters often fi nd that their homes are still fi lled with their children’s possessions, even long after those children have entered adulthood and left home. If the storage in your home is dominated by items that belong to your children and not you, then downsizing might be right for you. Tell your children you are thinking of downsizing and invite them over to pick through any items still in your home. Once they have done so and taken what they want, you can host a yard sale, ultimately donating or discarding what you cannot sell. Once all of the items are gone, you may realize that moving into a smaller place is the financially prudent decision. • Examine your own items as well. Your

children’s items are likely not the only items taking up space in your home. Take inventory of your own possessions as well, making note of items you can live without and those you want to keep. If the list of items you can live without is extensive, then you probably won’t have a problem moving into a smaller home. If you aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to many of your possessions, then you might benefit from

staying put for a little while longer. • Consider your retirement lifestyle. If you have already retired or on the verge of retirement and plan to spend lots of time traveling, then downsizing to a smaller home may free up money you can spend on trips. And if you really do see yourself as a silver-haired jetsetter, then you likely won’t miss your current home because you won’t be home frequently enough to enjoy

it. If travel is not high on your retirement todo list but you have a hobby, such as crafting, restoring classic cars or woodworking, that you hope to turn into a second profession, then you might benefi t from staying put and converting your existing space into a workshop. Many retirees downsize their homes, but this decision requires careful consideration of a variety of factors.

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One variable prospective home buyers tend to value more highly than others is the neighborhood where they will ultimately choose to live. Many buyers even value neighborhoods more than homes, feeling they can always fix a home but cannot necessarily fix an undesirable neighborhood. When considering which neighborhood to begin a home search, buyers should research a host of factors. Crime Crime statistics are public domain, meaning buyers can examine crime figures for any neighborhood where they are considering buying a home. Some real estate websites list neighborhood crime ratings among the information they offer about a given property. In addition, buyers interested in learning about crime in a given neighborhood can visit a site such as to access data on crimes committed near a particular address. Home values Home values are another factor to consider when choosing a neighborhood in which to buy a home. Buyers can work with a local realtor to find a neighborhood or area where real estate prices are trending upwards. While buyers might be able to find a great deal on a home in a neighborhood where home prices are dropping, it’s important to remember those home prices are dropping for a reason. Work with your realtor to find a neighborhood where you can afford a

home and where property values are not in decline. Realtors will have access to recent sales figures so you can get an idea of whether a neighborhood is trending upward or in decline. Amenities The proximity of amenities such as shopping, restaurants and parks is attractive to many buyers, and that’s something all buyers should consider before buying a home. Even if you prefer a home in a remote location, that could limit your market of buyers when you want to sell the home down the road. While your own comfort and preferences should ultimately prevail over potential resale value, it’s important that you at least consider access to amenities before making a decision. You might be able to find a compromise in a home that is a short drive away from a town center, but still remote enough that you are not in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Commute Quality of life is heavily influenced by commute time. Many men and women feel their quality of life improves dramatically the shorter their daily commute is. When considering a particular neighborhood, do a test run before making an offer on a home. Wake up early and drive to the area where you are thinking of buying, and then commute from there during rush hour. Also, do the reverse commute come quitting time. You might be able to get an estimated commute time online, but a test run can give you a more accurate idea of what your daily trips to and from the office will be like. Choosing a neighborhood where you will enjoy living requires some forethought and research.

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Reclaimed wood adds instant appeal to home projects Repurposing salvaged wood is a popular trend in the home improvement industry. Not only can using salvaged wood give a home a one-of-a-kind look, but it’s a handy way to incorporate the three Rs of green living into your lifestyle: reduce, reuse and recycle. Reclaimed wood is often used in flooring, beams, wall treatments, and doors, but it also can be turned into furniture or home accent items. Reclaimed wood adds warmth and historical interest to a home’s decor that newer materials may lack. Although finding wood that can be salvaged takes time and some legwork, such efforts can quickly pay off. Many businesses are now devoted to reclaimed timber, which can help make the process of finding and using salvaged wood even easier. Homeowners considering reclaimed wood may be interested to learn that such wood can serve various functions aside from benefitting the planet. • Match old-growth wood. New regulations may prevent certain species of trees from being cut down. That means it can be challenging to match old wood in a home, particularly if you’re looking to maintain historical value and authenticity. Relying on salvaged wood items can alleviate this concern, ensuring that you can find rare woods that are no longer available brand new.

• Salvaged wood has character. It’s difficult to mimic the natural age marks and character that older wood may have. Instead of being raised on farms, wood harvested decades ago probably grew in natural environments, making the wood both durable and strong. The color and grain of salvaged wood may also be unique. • Look at objects in a new way. Doors are versatile pieces of reclaimed lumber because they’re already flat and rather large. Doors can be turned into headboards, tables or benches. Staircase or porch posts can be turned into candlestick holders, and wood shutters can dress up walls and provide a place to hang artwork and other wall items. • Reclaimed wood can be found everywhere. Most people do not have to look too far to find wood they can salvage. Check salvage yards, landfills, dumpsters in front of older homes being renovated, or older, unused barns in rural settings. You also can collect driftwood or discarded shipping crates. While some reclaimed wood can be used as-is, some pieces may require millwork, including sanding, cutting, shaping, and finishing. If you do not have these skills, you probably will have to hire someone who does. Visit for more rustic design and reclaimed wood decor ideas. Kingston - Thursday, February 16, 2017


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