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August 8, 2018

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by Hilary Thomson A local business is encouraging the community to Pay It Forward in a delicious way. Angie and Blaine Mordy, the operators of Fat Les’s Chip

Stand across from the Municipal Centre on County Road 44, have placed a “pay it forward” bulletin board next to their takeout window to allow their customers to purchase ice cream, chips, hamburgers,

and even full meals, for people in need. “I’ve always had a passion for food, food banks and soup kitchens,” says Angie, explaining that she recently saw a video of a pizza shop in Chicago who

had a wall of post-it notes that were redeemable for a free pizza slice. “I thought I would love to do that at the wagon.” Early last week, Angie and Blaine decided to go for it, and they put up the bulletin board at their truck. They publicized it on Facebook and, within the first four days, they had accumulated almost 20 post-it notes redeemable for ice cream, hot dogs, ice cream and fries. “It’s been a ripple effect,” Angie says. “Some people just give me money and I break it into several meals.” Angie says the focus now is to get people to use them. They have a “no questions asked” policy with the pay it forward post-its. They hope to reach out to the Salvation Army and the House of Lazarus, so they can make sure that people who need it the most know about the board. “There is such a need in our community,” Angie says. “We all enjoy going out, but not everyone can afford it.” This is Angie and Blaine’s first year operating the chip stand on County Road 44. They are open Monday-Wednesday, 11 am-7 pm, and Thursday-Sunday, from 11 am-8 pm.

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by Hilary Thomson The Ontario Parenting Connection (OPC) is organizing the municipality’s first Recreation and Arts Fair in August to help families discover the various activities available in the community. OPC President, Sami Kutowy, says that they decided to organize the Fair because it is sometimes difficult for parents to find out what recreational options there are for their children in North Grenville. “It’s kind of like speed dating for parents,” she says. “It’s nice to get a face to face with the organizations.” Sami says they already have a lot of great businesses signed up to have a booth at the Fair: The Academy of Expressive Dance, Get Cronked, and Art with Bonnie, just to name a few. They have kept it small for the first year to gauge interest, but hope to grow it in the future to a larger venue, with even more local businesses demonstrating what they have to offer. “There are a lot of great companies,” Sami says, “We hope it’s a win-win for families and businesses.” There will also be a charitable giving aspect to the fair. The Ontario Parenting Connection will be collecting birthday party supplies for the House of Lazarus’ birthday party program. Every donation will be entered into a draw to win a gift certificate to the Kemptville-based business Tasty Treats Custom Confections. Sami thinks it’s a perfect opportunity, because business owner, Stephanie Timmons, is already running a fundraiser to support the program. The Recreation and Arts Fair will be held on Tuesday, August 14, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, in the Spencerville Room at the Grenville Mutual building, 380 Colonnade Drive, in Kemptville. There are still open spots for businesses who wish to sign up. Admission is free.

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ATV Charity Poker Run

On Saturday, August 25, the 11th Annual Charity ATV Poker Run will take place (rain or shine) in the North Augusta area. Register at 10101 Jellyby Road from 10 a.m. until noon. Entry fee is $15 per person. Best three poker hands win cash prizes of $50, $75 and $100. There are lots of door prizes and a cash canteen. All proceeds go to Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Program. For more info., call 613-926-2577 or 613-926-1796.

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2397 Roger Stevens Drive,North Gower On Tuesday, July 31st, the Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Auxiliary Business card 2col. wide = 3.375" x 2"hosted an eager group of volunteers from the Kemptville branch of RBC, on a mission to help secure a grant for the hospital. In Business Since 2002 The RBC team spent the evening crafting “fascinators”, a type of headwear popularized by guests at British royal weddings. The fascinators will be

used at a fundraising Bridal Fashion Show and Tea to be presented by the KDH Auxiliary on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm at Saint John’s United Church in Kemptville. RBC Head Office provides grants to charitable organizations when bank employees get involved with a local charity; the grant to the KDH Auxil-

iary will be used to purchase essential medical equipment for the hospital. Tickets for the Bridal Fashion Show and Tea ($20 each) are available by contacting Linda at 613.258.4581 or Carnegie@ for tickets.

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The High School in early days, 1937. Courtesy of the North Grenville Historical Society. by David Shanahan The news that the old North Grenville District High School [NGDHS] building on Prescott Street has been put up for sale by the Upper Canada District School Board was met with sad resignation by many ex-students in the community and beyond. Ever since it first opened in 1936, replacing the older structure that had been destroyed in a suspicious fire, generations of young people from the area had passed through its doors. There are more stories about the place than there were

students, it seems! When a new High School was announced some years ago, the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee engaged with Carleton University to see what possible use could be made of the building. The suggestions were creative and seemed quite practical. One local company actually specialised in adapting similar school buildings into condominiums. It seemed, at the time, that there could still be a future for the old school. But the School Board asked an architectural firm from Cornwall, PBK Archi-

tects, to conduct a study of the structure, and the results ultimately removed any hope of maintaining the building without serious and expensive renovation. The company’s report stated quite flatly that much of the building’s infrastructure would need to be replaced. The estimated cost of re-purposing the building for other use was around $12 million. The cost to the Board of simply keeping the building as it is, unoccupied and unused, would run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars every year, and the decision to

The Façade, Landscape & Signage Grant Program second application intake is now open The Municipality of North Grenville is now accepting applications for the second application intake of the Rideau-Sanders-Prescott Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Façade, Landscape and Signage Grant Program. Under the Façade, Landscape & Signage Improvement Program, matching funds of up to $5,000 may be offered to eligible commercial and residential property owners for façade, signage and street front improvements (publicly accessible parts of properties), or any combination of these three categories of property enhancement. If your property and/or business is within the CIP district, you may be eligible to apply under the program. The deadline for applications to be submitted is Friday, September 28, 2018. Full program guidelines, a map of the CIP district and the application form can be found on Just click on the Resources Tab on the home page to find the CIP program. Information packages (including the application form) can also be picked up at the Municipal Centre (2nd floor reception) during regular business hours.

sell it was inevitable. Under the regulations governing the disposal of surplus Board buildings, it had to be offered to neighbouring school boards and municipalities to purchase at fair market value. After 90 days, if there were no takers, the building would be put on the open market. This has now been done, and the future of this iconic structure, which has dominated Prescott Street for eighty years, is now unclear. But the memories and stories of those who walked its halls and filled its classrooms will last much longer and remain part of North Grenville’s history for ages to come.

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Floods, fires and the future by David Shanahan How exceptional is the recent warm weather, with its record high temperatures around the world? As places as far apart as Japan, London and Madrid suffer their highest temperatures on record, and with wildfires and drought affecting large swathes of Ontario and Europe, coupled with floods and heavy rainfall in other places, can we expect this weather pattern to continue, or is it simply an unusual series of extreme weather events? If the climate is changing, as it seems to be, is this a part of a natural historical cycle of climate change, such as has been known throughout history? Or are we seeing something different now, and, if so, what might the future bring? Last week, the Times spoke with Dr. Nathan Gillett, the Manager of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis with Environment and Climate Change Dear Editor, As a 34-year resident, and taxpayer in Kemptville, I am confused as to why some streets in Kemptville have Parking signs and others do not. Maybe I'm sounding a bit "tongue in cheek" after getting a parking violation ticket and fine. The incident occurred on Hilltop Crescent, signed a 'No Exit' road. Many people park on it and walk across to the Health Centre, Hospital, and Service Ontario. There are no Parking restriction signs visible. Common sense dictates one doesn't park across a private driveway; but nothing says one can't park on the road. According to the local bylaw enforcement officer, that

Canada. Dr. Gillett holds a PhD in atmospheric physics from the University of Oxford. After his doctorate, Nathan worked as a post-doc at the University of Victoria in Canada on the detection and attribution of climate change. His primary research interests are in detection and attribution of climate change, and the influence of stratospheric ozone depletion on climate. I started by asking him if what we are seeing is different, or simply a part of a natural cycle of climate change. His answer was quite definite. “It is a real phenomenon that we’re observing: more heatwaves, more temperature records being broken more frequently, more heat extremes. That is something we expect and is consistent with the overall warming of the climate.” How much of this increased warming can be attributed to human activity? “In terms of heatwaves, there are studies attributing that

particular Crescent is deemed as a 'Cul-de-sac', as it has a turning circle at the end and, therefore, it is not permissible to park on the curve. That does make sense, as first responding vehicles might need to get by in an emergency. However, a No Parking sign on either side of the curve indicating this would clarify the situation. I feel the town is deliberately not putting signs there in order to generate a 'cash grab'. I have read the bylaws regarding parking in Kemptville and it clearly says in section 5: Designated "NO PARKING" AREAS: 5.2 "Where authorized signs to that effect are on display, no person shall park a vehicle or

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increase to increasing greenhouse gases”, according to Dr. Gillett. “There’s always some level of uncertainty when we make these assessments, but heatwaves are very strongly linked to human influence on climate.” Given that, can we act to change the situation, or are we now beyond that? Can political policies, such as carbon taxes or cap and trade, make a significant difference to future trends? “Going forward into the future, the level of climate change that we expect to see in fifty or a hundred years will depend on the policies that we enact today, and the pathway of greenhouse gas emissions; whether those emissions are increasing globally, as they have up to now, or whether they level out or decline. And the policies of any individual country, like Canada, play into that. I should say that greenhouse gases are wellmixed globally, and it’s the global level of greenhouse gas

emissions that are important in determining the climate’s response. Of course, each country has a part to play in how that evolves.” I wondered whether there was anything that can be done on a local, or municipal level, that would have an impact, or is it a matter of national and international initiatives? Dr. Gillett did not discount the need for acting locally. “It takes action on multiple levels, so broad scale international decisions will influence how emissions will evolve, but the combined actions of a lot of individual people can also influence that in terms of lifestyle choices. In terms of responses to climate change, the one important thing is to mitigate the effects, which means reducing emissions.” But change is happening, and Dr. Gillett feels it is vital that we learn to adapt as soon as possible to what is certainly coming. “That can happen at the municipal level. Dear Editor, I think it's time for Mr. Gordon, Ms. Tobin, and Mr. Onasanya to step aside. Their contributions or lack there of in some situations are negative or non-existent. We want decision makers, not photo opportunists for their 2-10 family members and buddies who follow them on Twitter. The new candidates in Mr. McCormick, Mr. McManaman, Mr. Johnston, Ms. Peckford, Ms. Strackerjan, Ms. O'Sullivan etc. bring fresh faces and ideas to a stagnant and complacent group of elected officials. I can honestly say that I feel that Mr. Bertram is doing a pretty good job, considering his obstacles. His efforts, given his personal difficulties, as well as dealing with this current council, are commendable. He is an example for the other current council members to follow. It's great that Kemptville, in particular, is enjoying a boom in terms of population and business (to a certain degree). However, I think if you can't improve and solidify what is already in place here (County Road 43, sidewalks, proper lighting, etc. etc. etc.),

trailer at any time within the highway or portion of highway named or described in Schedule "B" as a "No Parking" area." - Hilltop Crescent is NOT on Schedule B. Another oddity is that on Cranberry Hill Crescent there are ten No Parking signs (one side of the road only), on the first half of the North side, and none on the second half of the crescent. It is a wide road to start with, properties have big frontages and large driveways. Why you need any parking restrictions on a quiet residential street such as that is beyond comprehension. We have been pleased with the addition of several new 'All Way' stop signs and pedestrian cross walks around town and, in general, there have been many good improvements to our town in the past decade; but I question the reasoning behind this 'No Parking' Campaign. We are law abiding citizens of our community, and getting a ticket in this matter leaves a bitter taste. Nick Brooks and Denise Marlay

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For example, Environment and Climate Change Canada is involved in a project on changing the building codes, so that they take into account how climate is going to change in the future.” Finally, I asked him for his predictions, based on modelling, and assuming no change in emissions. This was the biggest shock. “We can expect continued warming, which is the biggest thing. If greenhouse gas emissions stay high, by the end of the century we can expect 5-6 degree warming, on average, over Canada. We would also expect reduced snowfall, reduced snow pack, and that will change stream flow. We’ve already seen a large reduction in the ice in the Arctic, and that is expected to continue to decline. We can expect, in this scenario, ice-free summers in the Arctic by the middle of the century. “We can also expect more intense heavy rainfall events and increased sea levels. The

you're not doing enough to help the municipality and its people. I hope the citizens of this municipality treat this election as an opportunity to make things better, instead of a high school-level popularity contest, as I know we deserve much more than what the majority of this council has given. Steve, Kemptville

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rising sea level is a result of an overall warming which makes the water expand, as well as the melting of the glaciers and ice sheets, which are draining into the sea and increasing the sea level. “Drought is also expected to change in some regions due to climate change. There’s more regional variation and uncertainty in that, but it comes from warmer temperatures which leads to a faster drying out of soil, and so on. Certainly, here in Canada we would expect to see less water stored in snow packs, so river flows would be lower by the end of the summer because that rain won’t be stored as long in the snow packs.” This is the context in which we have to judge political policies and the actions of municipal, provincial and national governments as they balance budgets and the future of the planet. Thanks to Jeff Goodman for arranging the interview.

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Fire Chief responds to parking inquiries by David Shanahan In response to a number of complaints and inquiries from residents who received parking tickets when parked in a cul-de-sac, or dead end, in Kemptville recently, Fire Chief John Okum, who is also in charge of By-Law Services, provided the following information to the Times. In regard to cul-de-sacs, the Chief pointed out that the construction of municipal roads must meet design criteria. “A cul-de-sac is basically a dead-end street which does not provide through traffic, Chief Okum notes. “The circular design of a cul-de-sac provides vehicular traffic the ability to turn around (since they cannot drive through to an adjoining street). Otherwise, vehicles would use pri-

vate driveways to turn around in order to exit the dead-end. A cul-de-sac design provides for larger vehicles, such as: emergency vehicles (fire apparatus), school buses, waste collection trucks, snow plows, etc. Parking within the radius restricts the proper movement of larger vehicles. Additionally, within a cul-de-sac, there may not always be enough distance between driveways to properly park vehicles”. According to the relevant municipal By-law, No. 14-12, as amended by By-law 3513, parking in a cul-de-sac is prohibited. Section 4(1) states that parking is prohibited at any time in the “turn around of a cul-de-sac”. However, not all cul-de-sacs are named explicitly in the Schedule which lists No Parking Areas in the municipality, and that, along

with a lack of No Parking signs, has created confusion and upset among residents. Chief Okum notes, in that regard, “Normally parking signs are not posted at all of these locations, as parking is prohibited at all of these locations within the municipality. Parking signs are generally posted in specific areas were parking restrictions are put into place (example: 1 side of a narrow street, a limit in a commercial area, designated fire routes, etc.). If every culde-sac, fire hydrant, railway crossing, intersection, private driveway, crosswalk, etc. were to be posted, there would be an excessive amount of signs.” This situation means that, unless a resident is familiar with the terms of the by-law, they will assume from the lack of No Parking signs that park-

ing is permitted in a specific location. The Times has been informed of two individuals who recently received parking tickets when they were parked on Hilltop Crescent. [See Letters to the Editor in this issue]. Given that this is a regularly used parking place for people visiting the KDH, for example, perhaps it would be useful to install signs there, to warn people. Chief Okum says that such a move is quite feasible: “If a specific area within the municipality, for some reason, is resulting in a hazard or serious concern, the individual area can be looked at and signage may be considered”.. Chief Okum was very quick and thorough in his response to our inquiry, for which we are very grateful.

signs of rabies in bats are the inability to fly and resting in unusual places such as the ground or floor. It is important to remember many of the bats that get into our homes are healthy bats and are looking for a way out. Bat Encounters If you find a bat in your home and are absolutely sure that there was no human or animal contact, try to confine the bat to one room by closing the door of the room. Open a window or door to the outside and then turn out the lights; the bat should fly out early in the evening. Be sure to wear gloves and other protective clothing at all times when dealing with a bat. If you are bitten by a bat or if saliva from a bat gets into your eyes, nose, mouth or a

Danger on the water

Drinking and boating accounts for approximately 40% of boating-related fatalities on Canadian waterways. In 2018, the Canadian Safe Boating Council, along with our enforcement and Search & Rescue agencies, is also concerned about the potential impact of legalization of recreational marijuana and the increase in use and abuse of prescription narcotics on boating incidents and fatalities. To raise awareness and reduce impairment-related deaths, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is launching year 6 of an initiative called “OperaAugust 8, 2018

tion Dry Water”. Its goal is to stress the importance of Boating Sober. With the summer boating season in high gear, August is the perfect time to remind Canadian boaters about the risks of impaired boating. Combined with sun, wind, waves and the rocking motion of the boat, the effects of alcohol and drugs on the water can be greatly increased. “The CSBC, its partners and sponsors would like, through this and our other initiatives, to raise attention to the problem of boating under the influence and to remind boaters to boat sober,” stated John Gullick, Chair of the Canadian Safe

UPCOMING MEETINGS COUNCIL Monday, August 13 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Centre. For agenda information, please visit the Municipal website at COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Monday, August 20 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Centre.

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In accordance with By-Law 33-12, a Burn Permit is required to conduct open burning on property located outside of the urban area. The entire application and renewal process is available online at The online process also allows you to receive direct notification of special conditions such as fire bans and fire risk level. Burn permits are also still available at the Municipal Office or at the Fire Hall at 259 County Rd. 44 and the fee is $15. Please check conditions prior to burning by calling 613-706-1770.


Garage sales in North Grenville are regulated by By-Law 10-03. No licence or fee is required, but there are regulations which you must follow. Signage is NOT permitted in traffic circles or attached to traffic signs. Please ensure signage is removed after your sale. Before having a garage sale, please obtain a copy of the by-law from

Health Unit raises awareness about Bats and Rabies

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Bats are nocturnal animals and feed most actively two or three hours following sunset. Bats are efficient insect controllers eating about three times their body weight. Bats typically have their babies in June and come August many of the young bats are looking for their own roosting sites. Many bats will roost and hibernate in attics. Although bats are beneficial, they can carry diseases such as rabies and histoplasmosis, which can affect humans and animals. They may also transmit distemper and mange to household pets. Approximately three percent of bats carry the rabies virus. The most common



wound, wash the affected area thoroughly and get medical attention immediately. Should you find a bat in your home and are unsure if it has bitten a family member, contact your Health Care Provider and the Health Unit to determine if treatment is required. Prior to calling, check for fresh bites and scratches that may be a result of contact with the bat. Bat Proofing Your Home Bat proofing your house is necessary when the bats are entering the living space of your home. It is advisable to contact a pest management company or a wildlife conservation agency for assistance with bat-proofing your home. Rabies can also affect pets; to protect your pet from rabies it is important to vaccinate them. Rabies vaccina-

tion is mandatory in Ontario for domestic cats and dogs. The Health Unit, in partnership with local veterinarians and municipalities, will be holding the annual Rabies Clinics on September 12 and 19. The cost is $20.00 per animal; please visit our website for more information: www. rabies-clinic. For more information contact your local health unit or these websites: Ministry of Natural Resources: Bat Conservation International: Public Health Agency of Canada: www.phac-aspc.

Boating Council. Operation Dry Water will focus on the potential risks of impaired boating, and remedies that are currently in place to discourage it. Federal statutes dictate that boaters can be charged with Impaired Operation of a Vessel under the Criminal Code of Canada if they are found to be impaired. Under current and proposed legislation, human-powered craft are not excluded from the definition of a vessel and, so, are subject to the same penalties. Some provinces have enacted legislation where impaired boating can affect your automobile driving privileges.

Operation Dry Water is aimed at reducing the number of impairment-related accidents and fatalities on the water while fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol and drug use while boating. The end goal? To achieve safer and more enjoyable recreational boating. This initiative is made possible through support of Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety. For a 30-second PSA and additional information on boating safety please visit under CSBC Safety Campaigns.

Swimming pool enclosures in North Grenville are regulated by By-Law 32-98, as amended. This includes all above-ground and in-ground pools. Copies of this by-law are available from the Building Department or the Municipal website.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 S. Grenville Patrol Garage N. Grenville Patrol Garage 2320 County Rd. 21 720 County Rd. 44 (east of Spencerville) (south of Kemptville) 8:30 am – 11:30 am 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Materials accepted include petroleum products, oil filters, antifreeze, paints and solvents, batteries, propane tanks, fertilizers, pesticides, light bulbs, fluorescent light bulbs/tubes and pharmaceuticals, all of which are “household” in nature. Private/commercial business waste will not be accepted. Materials not accepted include commercial and/or industrial waste, electronics, appliances, flares, explosives, PCB’s and radioactive materials. Waste from other municipalities including the City of Brockville will not be accepted. Please come early to avoid line-ups & long waiting times. Questions? Call 342-3840 ext. 2413.


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by David Shanahan Merrickville resident, Victor Suthren, has added to his store of stories with his latest historical publication, “Black Flag of the North”, an amazing adventure story about the “King of the Pirates”, which happens to be a true story. The book launch at the Merrickville Library was a packed house, especially impressive

given that Canal Fest was also taking place that afternoon. Bartholomew Roberts was tall, dark, and handsome, and in four tumultuous years he tore the guts out of the Atlantic. From his boyhood in rural South Wales to his fiery death at the hands of the British Navy on the West African coast, Black Flag of the North recounts the extraordinary career of the original Dread Pirate Roberts, of The Princess Bride fame. After being captured by pirates in 1719 Roberts quickly rose to command them, bursting from obscurity with a daring raid in Nova Scotia, where he captured 22 vessels with a single ship. From there, Roberts would go on to capture over 400 ships and rarely lose a fight at sea, until his untimely death ended what we now know as the “Golden

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Age of Piracy.” Victor is a respected writer and historian, and he brings all his skills to bear on this exciting and incredible story. Meticulously researched, and with the gripping intensity of a suspense novel, Black Flag of the North is a historical retelling of Canada’s place in the history of Atlantic pirates.

The Battle of Ridgeway was fought in the vicinity of the town of Fort Erie near the village of Ridgeway, Canada West June 2, 1866, between Canadian troops and an irregular Fenian army of Irish Americans. by Michael Whittaker At Merrickville’s Royal Canadian Legion, Sunday, Aug. 12 at 2 pm, discover the history of the Fenian Brotherhood’s raids (1866 to 1871) from the United States into British North America. If freedom from English rule couldn’t be won in Ireland, then capture Canada to trade for Ireland’s independence. Ross Jones, a member of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network, will present on the disaffected Irish and their allies’ unsuccessful invasions into Southwestern Ontario, the Niagara Region, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The American branch of Irish Republican or Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood, known as the Fenian Brotherhood, failed to seize Canada. The organization did succeed in promoting an independent Canada, Canadian disaffection with the British Government for failing to press the US government for reparations, and a general anti-Americanism. Ross’ main area of expertise is Canadian and American weapons used during the Fenian Raids. He consults with local heritage organizations regarding the care and identification of firearms, and he builds and restores flintlock rifles and muskets. This is one of 15 special events organized by the Merrickville and District Historical Society to help commemorate Merickville-Wolford 225.

New website tells stories of lost generation by Hilary Thomson A website spearheaded by the Merrickville Legion hopes to shed some light on the lives of 31 men from Merrickville who lost their lives in WW1. The project, funded partially by Veterans Affairs, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 and Merrickville’s 225th anniversary. Local historian, Robert More, is passionate about telling the stories of Merrickville’s “lost generation”, and was one of the people who worked on this project for the Merrickville Legion. Robert notes that most of the men who lost their lives were unmarried with no children and don’t have any descendants to help preserve their memory. “I feel like an adoptive child of theirs’” he August 8, 2018


says. With new documents that they have recently gained access to, the researchers were able to learn more than ever about these men. The goal of the website is to have something the public can access easily to learn about the young soldiers from Merrickville who fought and died for their country. Robert says it is also important to realize how much of an impact WW1 had on Merrickville and the surrounding area. The loss of a generation of men in the early 1900s stunted the growth of many small towns in Eastern Ontario, which had been growing when war broke out in 1914. “I’ve researched over 350 veterans in Lanark County,” Robert says, “there is almost always a link between these small towns and a man who fought and died

in WW1.” The Merrickville Legion will be holding a launch party for the website on Saturday, August 25, at 10:00am. Councillor Victor Suthren will be on hand to represent the Village, and there will be a talk about some of the men whose stories are being told online. The website is now live and can be found at

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by Colin Creasey Some friends of mine from the area where I had previously lived before moving to Kemptville dropped by to see me recently. They brought with them a copy of the local rag, the Caledon Citizen, which made interesting reading. Like Leeds-Grenville, the riding is also Conservative, and the local newspaper allows both the federal and provincial Member of Parliament a column in this paper. It is the same old diatribe. The MP rants on about illegal immigration, but is unable or unwilling to propose a solution, and the MPP does nothing but praise the new leader for his plan that “will put money in the pockets of the average worker”. That is about all the Conservative party can talk about. Ever since Mike Harris, they all believe that the way to win an election is to cut taxes. The problem is that these so called giveaways are going to hurt the poor and the disadvantaged amongst us the most. So long as taxes are viewed as a burden, and not a way to a fair and just society, austerity will continue to blunt the political imagination, and limit our sense of what’s possible.

Why this Party can dump a reasonably good plan and accept a far worse alternative without a whimper strikes me as spineless. Maybe it’s because they think that everyone has bought the notion that Doug Ford understands the working man. Same thing that the Americans thought about Trump, and look how well that worked out. I see now where Ford has decided to take his revenge on Toronto City council, by cutting their numbers in half. Harris did a similar thing in his “Common Sense” revolution, but he did it to the whole province by amalgamation, so we now have 4 councillors doing the work previously done by 12. As if this wasn’t bad enough, audits after the fact proved that no money was saved, yet Ford trumpets that it will save $25 million. Obviously, not a man who wants to let facts stand in the way of a political agenda. However, I digress. What really struck me in the Caledon newspaper was an article entitled “Winds of Change only occur when votes are cast”. It was good to see someone agree in writing with much of what I have said in previous letters to this

newspaper regarding the need unusual. There is a system out to vote, and the reasons for there called Single Member doing it, even if you think that Party Proportional.(SMPP). “your vote doesn’t count”. It gives each member a proYour vote represents your portional vote that aligns with voice, and how you feel about the proportion of the vote your municipality, your prov- that their party received in ince, or your country. It is a the election. Your party gets tool to transmit who you are, 40% of the vote in the elecwhat you want, and what your tion, then your party’s vote in values are. The article goes parliament is worth 40%. No on to point out that, in many more getting absolute control countries, people die trying to with only 40% of the votes in get what we take for granted, an election. and, lest we forget, a lot of This system has no impact people died in two World on how our current system Wars to preserve our way of is organized, no changes life. This is part of why I vote to candidate selection, no in every election, to honour changes to political boundartheir memories. ies. The only thing is to get a The simple act of casting system that counts the votes a vote makes someone part of in parliament, as no member Canada. Voting lets everyone will get a single vote, just a know that you will not stand proportion thereof, accordto be silenced. We cannot let ing to the percentage their power intimidate us from party received in the election. putting our voices out there. Politicians would need to talk The act of voting shows that across party lines to get legyou are out there, watching islation accomplished, which and thinking, and the more might only be difficult for the of us who do that, the less Conservative Party, which is those who get elected will be so enamoured with the feelable to ride roughshod over ing that it is the only party us. A lot of what politicians with credible answers, that it do is because they think that believes that other points of they can get away with it. If view don’t matter. You just they know that the electorate have to look at the Harper are watching, they might be a years to see that. little more cautious in making SMPP also might get promises that they can’t or more people out to vote if won’t keep. they can see that they will Of course, this problem have an impact. Then we scene and the investigation is could largely be resolved with could see some real changes, ongoing. proportional representation, rather than more of the same Sometime over the week- which Trudeau promised, but with one of the two parties end of July 28 and July 29, didn’t deliver, not that that is that we keep electing. 2018, culprit(s) broke a window at North Grenville District High School on Concession Road, North Grenville. Reenactment at Merrickville Canal Fest. The investigation is ongoing. Wolf Starck of McCaw's privateers with his muskets. The third OPP Charity BBQ of the season was a great success! Special thanks to our sponsor Jansen Law. A total of $979.00 was raised for North Grenville Community Living. This week's barbeque is sponsored by Giant Tiger with proceeds going to Easter Seals. The 18th Annual OPP Charity barbeques are held every Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Kemptville OPP detachment. Hope to see you there! Anyone with information on the above occurrences is asked to call Grenville County O.P.P. Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122, the Kemptville Detachment at 613258-3441 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip on-line at Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don't go to court, and you could earn cash reward.


Between 23 July and 29 July 2018, the Kemptville Office of Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police investigated 97 general occurrences: 22 Kemptville, 54 Municipality of North Grenville, 13 Village of Merrickville - Wolford and 8 on Highway 416. On 23 July 2018, police received a complaint that two storage units at Kemptville Mini Storage on County Road 44, North Grenville were damaged. One person, age 42 of Front Leeds - Lansdowne Township is charged with two counts of mischief to destroy or damage property. During the evening of 27 July 2018, culprit(s) committed mischief at the Southgate Community Church on French Settlement Road, North Grenville. The Ontario Provincial Police Scenes of Crime Officer attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing. Sometime around 11:30 a.m. on 29 July 2018, culprit(s) entered a residential garage on Rideau Crossing Crescent, North Grenville and stole tools including an Echo orange grass trimmer. The Ontario Provincial Police Scenes of Crime Officer attended the August 8, 2018


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New labelling regulations could hurt farmers by Michael Barrett Front of package nutrition labeling regulations being introduced by the Liberal government and the new Canada Food Guide will hurt our farmers. The government is charging ahead with both of these items and won’t invite farmers or agricultural experts to the table. In particular, the potential of massive costs incurred to the industry could come without evidence that labeling influences consumer behaviour, or correlates with decreasing obesity rates. These costs will be passed on to consumers eventually. I also have concerns about overhauling regulatory requirements without a scientific, evidence-based mandate; concerns that labeling exemptions (including individual packages served in restaurants, alcoholic packages) and singling out certain nutrients add confusion rather than clarity in making healthy decisions; and the fact that current Health Canada labeling proposals include a stop sign, triangles, and other symbols, which are associ-

ated with dangerous chemical substances. Industry was not given adequate time to do market research, or consult with their members on labeling, and there could be a disproportionate effect on dairy and cheese that could be slapped with warning labels, despite containing other nutrients that are conducive to health. An unintended consequence could be a loss of competitiveness in our agrifoods sectors, and job losses. To make matters worse, the government proposes that marijuana packaging be blank, and yet staple food items like cheese could be slapped with a warning label like a big red stop sign, according to Health Canada’s criteria. Committee meetings held in the spring for the food labelling regulations did not include any farm representation. The Liberal dominated committee simply refused to invite farmers to the table. I worry that commodity groups trust the government to keep its election promise to con-

sult. They have no intention of doing so. When parliament reconvenes in the Fall, this bill will move forward and the Liberal majority in the House will pass it, unless they are made to listen to the agricultural community. It may be that farmers will have to take their protests to Parliament Hill to get their attention. I will bring experts and the party critics to the riding to explain what is happening and devise a strategy to get the farm voice heard on Parliament Hill. I also want to make the agricultural industry aware of the timelines for the new Canada Food Guide. This is another project by this government that will affect farmers and, unless you have been part of the online consultation, your voice has not been heard.

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by David Shanahan Long before the current interest in local food initiatives, two residents of North Grenville were spreading the word on television across North America and encouraging people to find out more about where their food came from, and how to grow it. Anstace and Larry EsmondeWhite were popular hosts of “From a Country Garden”, which ran on PBS for fourteen years from 1986, as well as regularly appearing on CBC television and radio programs. The wonderful thing about their long career in television was that it only began after they had retired to North Grenville after a most amazing life together. They first met each other when they met on a bridge in their native Ireland. Anstace was just 12 and Larry was 14 years old. When Larry died, just a few months short of his 96th birthday, they had been together for 84 years. Anstace worked at the Remount Depot, Melton Mowbray, England and in Cairo, Egypt for the Catholic Women's League during World War II. She and Larry married in Mosul, Iraq, in 1944, where Larry was serving with the Poona Horse of the Indian Army. After the war, they came to Canada,

where Larry joined the Lord Strathcona Horse of the Canadian Army. Having served around the world, and across Canada, the pair finally retired and most couples would have started to take it easy at that point. But not Laurence George Patrick and Delliana Anstace Esmonde-White. In 1971 they bought Evergreen Farm, a stone farmhouse with five acres of land in North Grenville, and it was there that Anstace and Larry became international gardening celebrities, hosting gardening shows on CJOH in Ottawa, CBC nationally, and PBS internationally in "From a Country Garden". The program was immensely successful and ran for 17 years. CBC Gardening expert, Ed Lawrence, knew Anstace and gives her credit for promoting local foods long before it was popular: "She felt a value in growing your own, far, far before anybody else was a great advocate for growing their own food." Anstace had been the President of the Ottawa Horticultural Society. On the EsmondeWhite Gardens website is a quote which sums up the couple’s approach: “Growing our own food gives us an additional respect for what the land has provided for us. Equipped with this knowledge and respect, we

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Importance of seniors recognised by Stephanie Mitton Recently, the federal government announced a Minister for Seniors. Almost three years into their mandate, and just over one year before an election, the politics around the timing of the announcement is not lost. However, after three years without focused attention (the previous Conservative government had a Minister of State for Seniors) it is positive to see the Liberals finally giving focused attention to the needs of Canada's seniors. For decades, Canadians have heard that seniors would soon be the biggest demographic in Canada. For years, we were told we need to prepare supports for this reality.

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the tree – I somehow missed the flowers. I will have to nab the pods before the squirrels and chipmunks get them. It is going to be fun to try to grow trees from seed. Heraclitus, Greek philosopher, notably wrote: “The only thing that is constant is change.” In thinking of the changes in the garden, I thought about the changes in my life, and the realization that we do bring certain changes on ourselves; and, like my gardens, our lives continue to evolve. Over the years, I have come to realize that life is not meant to stay the same. As we grow and experience different things: read books, magazines and articles; watch TV and movies; meet a variety of people, and visit different places both near and further away, we do change by increasing our knowledge and perspective. ‘The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.’ Socrates has a point: in not fighting the ‘what is’, but in building ‘new’ in our lives. I believe that we are supposed to be joyful, and that our thoughts can change the way we experience life. One of my most favourite quotes is from the Apostle

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Paul: ‘…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely , whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” (NIV Philippians 4:8) I have embraced these words through many changes in my life, both positive and otherwise. We have had some recent changes here at Kemptville & District Home Support. Bev Nye has retired after over 17 years with KDHSI. This is very exciting for her! It has been an absolute pleasure working with Bev for the past five years. We have recently welcomed Ann Miller to our Team, and she has been getting to know many of the people that come into the office, and those on the phone. Our activities will see a change in the Fall, with two instructors leaving us. Gayle Holmes is retiring from teaching the art class; and Tina Veilleux from teaching Create-a-Card. Thank you so much for all of your creativity and energy that you have put into the classes. I will certainly miss seeing both of you on a weekly basis, as will so many others! Please keep your ideas coming for new activities. It will be exciting to see what changes come next. Let’s ‘build the new’ together. Wishing everyone a very enJOYable day! Until next time, Susan

According to Statistics Canada, 2016 marked the first time that the census showed more seniors (5.9 million) than children 14 years of age and younger (5.8 million). The increase in the proportion of seniors from 2011 to 2016 was the largest observed in Canada since 1871. By 2031, close to one in four Canadians (23%) could be 65 years of age or older. The demographic shift in terms of the growth in the population of seniors is well under way. Seniors are the backbone of this country. They fought for our freedoms and they worked hard to build our country and create the social supports we enjoy today. They continue to be important contributors to our families,

communities and workplaces. In our riding of LeedsGrenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, seniors make up a greater proportion of the population: the share of seniors is already 23.3%, which is 6.4% higher than the rest of Canada. All levels of government should take seriously the needs of seniors, from housing to health to income security programs. As the population ages, the needs increase, from research funding for Alzheimer's and dementia, to housing. I am pleased to see the Liberal Government is finally focused on our seniors, as we continue to support them to play the strong, productive role in our country that they always have.

Home Support and Bayfield welcome Trivia Friends of the North Grenville Public Library will continue its trivia classes at Bayfield Retirement Residence for a fourth consecutive year, according to Trivia Master Patrick Babin. Classes are held every Tuesday at 10 AM, starting September 5, 2018. One of trivia’s primary benefits is that it enables us to learn a surprising amount about a wide variety of subjects in a non-threatening setting. Trivia should never be equated with intelligence; you are not expected to know the answers to all questions. Furthermore, some of us take longer to process questions; that is why this important rule exists: Do not answer the question until the trivia master completes the ques-

tion. That’s a NO-No!! It is a form of mental exercise that helps us to keep the mind sharp. It is one of the best mental exercises we can do. Starting August 15, Friends will also offer trivia sessions at Home Support Kemptville every other Thursday. If interested, please contact Jennifer Graham at the Cheryl Brown Centre. Because of these requests, and we certainly welcome them, we encourage some of our members (Friends) to assist. Quite a few have already donated trivia books along with games. We would certainly appreciate having a few volunteer “questioners” on reserve.

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Contract position until March 31, 2019 The Employee Relations and Culture Advocate is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, coaching, and motivation to employees. This position ensures that the ‘day-to-day’ operations/ supervision of programs, services, and supports within the assigned locations operates within the policies, procedures, and values of the organization. The Employee Relations and Culture Advocate encourages and facilitates a positive work environment. The ideal candidate: • Has the demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team. Fosters a positive culture with open communication. • Solid understanding and/ or willingness to learn the unique characteristics and needs of individuals with deafblindness and their families. • Bilingual in French is a strong asset.

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Giant Tiger supports Easter Seals


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by Gord Logan Fantastic weather for Thursday's OPP BBQ as Giant Tiger hosted the event for their favourite charity. Dedicated participants took time out for a photo-op. Kathy Botham, Diane Bartlett, with Justin Bartlett, handled customer service, as Daryn Peelar was in charge of product control. Donald Bartlett rolled the dogs and flipped the burgers, with Brenda Dillabough covering condiment duties. Cathy Lindsey was the smiling face you met when contributing to this worthy cause, and Carl Evoy with Ian MacLaughlin was responsible for expediating the food preparation. When the day was over, the community helped raise $676.00 for Easter Seals. See you next week, as Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Home will be hosting the affair to support Friends of the Library.

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Rideau Glen Ladies League invite a guest by Cecile Fortier A very colourful group of ladies, with their guest, enjoyed a game of "best ball", with dinner afterwards. The weather has been favourable to the ladies throughout the whole month of July. Not one Tuesday was amiss because of bad weather. The ladies played through intense heat and humidity and showed their fortitude in spite of the adversities. The "early bird" players at 8 am enjoy a cooler start. A few of the members playing early every morning enjoy the beauty of sunrise peeping through the trees and casting shadows on the course. It is unbelievably peaceful and serene, and to be able to hear the birds singing, and your tracks are the first of the day to appear on the dewy grass.

The beauty of it all distracts you to look up and admire its grandiose elegance in the early morning tranquillity. Rideau Glen whispers to you to have great game... On July 12, the "Dickenson Tray" tournament was played, with more than twenty players participating in the event. The day was beautiful and the ladies kept their cool and played their own game. At the end, there was a tie for 1st place, with Theresa McCaig and Pearl Webb having to do an extra hole of playoff in order to determine the winner. Pearl was the "lady of the day" and Theresa came in 2nd. Congratulations ladies for a hard fought game! The next tournament is for the Club Championship. This is a very special event that determines the best players in

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Bilingual Permanent Part-Time and Part-Time Relief Intervenors DeafBlind Ontario Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps individuals who are deafblind increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services. Intervenors are specially trained professionals who act as the “eyes” and “ears” of the individual who is deafblind through the sense of touch. We typically hire candidates with experience in the following disciplines: Intervenor for Deafblind Persons, Developmental Services Worker, Social Services Worker, Community Services Worker, Personal Support Worker or related experience.

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each flights of A-B-C- and D, with trophies for each winner of its respected flight. It is an 18-hole contest played in two consecutive weeks --front 9 and then back 9, with a total of the scores. The club champion may come out from any of the flight if it has the better scores. Good luck to all those who will participate! "Invite a Guest" was a huge success, with 64 players eagerly hitting the "best ball". The winning foursome was: Bonnie and Mike Thibaudeau, with Marie and Brian MacGuillevray, who came in with a score of 29, or -5 to win the "Bear Trophy" Kudos, you did great! Frankie announced the winners of ONE EAGLE, and the nine birdies of the month, which were won on Tuesday's league play. This is the most birdies ever won in one month. Congratulations go out to the EAGLE winner, who was Irene Ottenhof. Birdies to Sharon McDonnell, Maureen Hoas, Bonnie Thibaudeau, Gloria Cross, Judy Collard, Brenda Clark, Pam Miller, Jean Potvin, and Cecile Fortier. The winner of the "Parkinson Gift Bag", donated by Ron Tracey, was Maureen Leeson. Also a few of the ladies won door prizes. The dinner was catered by Just Home Cookin’s Pam and Don Miller. Thanks for a great meal that was gobbled up by the hungry players. All went home fully satiated by their meal, golf, and the friendly atmosphere that overruns through the ladies league. It was an exceptionally great day!

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New support for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder by Hilary Thomson A group of passionate caregivers has created an organization to advocate and raise awareness for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Rob and Shelley More are no strangers to the impact of FASD. All three of their adopted children have been diagnosed with the disorder after several very tumultuous years for their family. “We had two or three really rough years,” he remembers. His eldest daughter, now eighteen, was diagnosed first, after being arrested several times by the police. The couple was told by many medical professionals that her behaviour was normal, but they knew deep down that there was something more going on. “We knew something was up,” Rob says.

Their daughter was finally diagnosed with FASD three years ago by doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Their other daughter and their son were also diagnosed there within the last year. Rob says it is a lengthy process, needing five different specialists. There are only four places in Ontario that can diagnose FASD, and there are often long waiting lists. “There is a two-year waiting list at CHEO,” Rob says. According to a recent study by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, approximately 3% of the population in Ontario are living with FASD. That is three times the number of people with autism, and amounts to approximately 300,000 people provincewide. Unfortunately, 90% of people with FASD remain undiagnosed. “Most people

FASD is not just an issue for individual families, but for society as a whole. The prevalence of FASD is high in homeless populations, the prison system, and suicide rates. “The numbers are alarming,” he says. “If we had the same recognition as we have for autism, our society would be radically different.” It is important for those affected by the disease to know there is a physiological reason for their behaviour. People with FASD often have trouble managing money, have poor judgement, have difficulty regulating their emotions, and don’t learn from the consequences of their actions. Rob says that, in his experience, his daughter blamed herself for her behaviour and poor decision-making, which was actually out of her control. While the diagnosis of FASD is crucial, support and treatment for the disorder is

don’t even know they have it,” Rob says. FASD is developed when the mother of a baby drinks alcohol while pregnant, and this stunts brain growth. “It can develop starting day one,” Rob says. “The first 21 days are crucial.” The problem is that many women don’t even know they’re pregnant for the first month, and might continue to drink, especially if the pregnancy is unplanned. Any amount or type of alcohol can affect the foetus. It is absorbed straight into the bloodstream, which goes directly to the baby. Because of this, it has even more of an impact than smoking or drugs. “There is a lot of discussion about prevention vs. support,” Rob says. “As long as alcohol exists within our culture, there will never be 100% prevention.” Robs says the lack of awareness and diagnosis of

also key. Once Rob’s eldest daughter was diagnosed with FASD, he and his wife found that there was very little support out there for people with FASD, particularly in rural areas. The pair found three women in Ottawa who worked with people with FASD, and a support group for caregivers in Kingston, but nothing in their area, just outside MerrickvilleWolford, in Montague Township. “We got together and asked why we aren’t doing something in our own community,” Rob says. The Rural FASD Support Network was formed about six months ago and has an online presence through a blog and Facebook. On September 15, they will be holding their first caregiver support group in Smiths Falls, at the Calvary Bible Church from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. “We are inviting anyone who is interested to come,” Rob

says, who is the secretary and communications person for the network. The first meeting will include a guest speaker who will talk to the group about how to recognize and work with people with FASD. Rob says the Rural FASD Support Network is working with healthcare organizations and the government to raise awareness for FASD. They have a good relationship with the children’s mental health clinic at Kemptville District Hospital, and they are planning on speaking with the Premier about how FASD relates to many provincial ministries, including health, housing, and correctional services. “There needs to be recognition that there will always be people with this disability who need support,” Rob says. FASD Awareness Day will be observed in Ontario and around the world on September 9.

Spencerville Fair Royalty The Spencerville Fair is once again calling for Contestants for its traditional Spencerville Fair Royalty contest. The amazing show, combined with the Little Sir & Little Miss, Junior Ambassador & Ambassador competition, is sure to leave you entertained. On Friday, September 7, please join us at 6:30 pm in the Drummond Building to help reign in our 2018 Spencerville Fair Royalty. If you are, or know, someone who is in Leeds, Grenville, Stormont, or Dundas counties and would be interested in registering, please check out our Spencerville Fair Royalty page at www., or email spencervillefairambassador@ AMBASSADOR: Contestants must be between 18 and 26 years of age, as of September 7, 2018, to register and must be available to volunteer at local, along with provincial, events. Contestants will be judged on their public introduction, an interview, prepared speech, and their answers to

impromptu questions, along with personality, appearance, enthusiasm and community involvement. Scheduled interviews will be held on Wednesday, September 5, with the stage portion taking place on Friday evening. Bursaries will be awarded in the value of $1,000 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, and $200 for the 3rd. JUNIOR AMBASSADOR: Contestants must be between 11 and 16 years old, as of September 7, 2018 and available to volunteer at local events. Contestants will be judged on their public introduction, an interview, prepared speech, and their answers to impromptu questions, along with their personality, appearance, enthusiasm and community involvement. Scheduled Interviews will be held on Wednesday, September 5, with the stage portion taking place on Friday evening. Junior Ambassador will be awarded $125.00, and 2nd will receive $75.00. LITTLE SIR & LITTLE MISS: Contestants must be between 6 and 9 years old as

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of September 7, 2018. Each contestant may only compete in up to two Little Sir & Little Miss competitions; winners of previous competitions are not permitted to compete. A panel of judges will complete an interview with the contestants on Tuesday, September 4, and the stage portion of the event will take place on the Friday. There will be a limit of 5 girls and 5 boys, with the winner of 1 girl and 1 boy. The winners must be available to attend local events put on by the Agricultural Society. Gift bags will be presented to all contestants. For more information and how to apply, check out the website, or email,


August 25: The 11th Annual Charity ATV Poker Run will take place (rain or shine) in the North Augusta area. Register at 10101 Jellyby Road from 10 a.m. until noon. Entry fee is $15 per person. Best three poker hands win cash prizes. There are lots of door prizes and a cash canteen. All proceeds go to Brockville General Hospital Palliative Care Program. For more info., call 613-926-2577 or 613-926-1796.

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