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By Roger Cruickshank On Wednesday, May 30, the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration distributed 125 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards to deserving recipients from Norfolk and Haldimand Counties in a ceremony at the Vittoria & District Community Centre. The Ontario Volunteer Service Award recognizes individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization. The awards are presented at special ceremonies held across Ontario where recipients are presented with a service pin acknowledging their years of service. The Volunteer Service Award is a stylized Trillium pin, representing the official flower of Ontario. Each 2012 Award recipient also was given a Certificate from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, a Certificate from Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett, and a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pin. Eligible nominees are youth and adult volunteers who have been active beyond simple membership in an organization that has been in existence for a minimum of five years, who have not received payment for their volunteer work, and who have not performed the services as part of their regular business or professional duties. Recipients are nominated by the organization they serve. An organization may nominate up to six volunteers if nominating adults, or seven volunteers if at least one of the nominees

is a youth. The Ministry tries to make sure the information organizations send in about nominees is accurate, and that the nominees are eligible for an award. It then sends a letter to confirm that the nomination has been reviewed and accepted. Each recipient is invited to bring one guest. Nominating organizations are also invited to bring two representatives to the award ceremony. Highlights of the May 30th ceremony included one recipient of a 60+ years award – Harry Price of the Dunnville Lions Club. There were also a number of husband-and-wife teams. Nine levels of services are awarded – for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30+, 40+, 50+ and 60+ years of continuous service. Youth nominees must be under 24 years old and have volunteered with one group for at least two consecutive years. Adult nominees must have volunteered with one

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By Dave Scott One life branches out into so many other lives… the waves that, that life makes, are the ripples of emotions that build the character that each of us strive to have! I stopped by the Relay for Life in Simcoe at Holy Trinity last Friday (remember the wind and the rain?). I wanted to go and get some photos… catch up with some friends… share

memories… and create some new ones. Everyday we see friends, family, and strangers battling cancer… as much as we try, the strength of character of these folks is by far, something none of us can relate to. They do the treatments… of which again we cannot feel their pain, fatigue, or anguish. We see their smiles… the brave front… but do they let us see their fear of the unknown? After the surgeries there is that difficult question, ‘Did they get it all?’ The constant check-ups, always have us wondering ‘Is it back?’ There is the

By Dave Scott At Hazel Place… home of the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand Norfolk… there is a whirling dynamo… she goes by the name of Aileen Bradshaw and as we began our conservation, my mind swept back to a number of years ago when I had the opportunity to try… notice the word try… to teach Aileen a few of the finer points about the game of hockey… of course, to no avail… Aileen is her own person… strong willed, determined, and opinionated… but you know, that is what I like about her… she tends to call them as she sees them. When she sent me an email about getting together with her to talk about the Rail Trail bike’n’hike she was organizing, I just couldn’t say no… plus… perhaps I could turn the table and torment her little… hmm… a little payback. I had forgotten how much fun it is to hang out with Aileen… we caught up on all things Norfolk and settled in chatting about the bike’n’hike that she has been working on for the good part


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of these last few months. She told me the idea occurred to her a few years back and now it is about to happen… Sunday, June 10th to be exact from 10am – 3pm… on the Rail Trail that goes from Port Dover to Simcoe to Waterford to Scotland to Mt. Pleasant… a celebration of the Norfolk and Brant trails connecting. Now Aileen doesn’t expect folks to walk all the way, but wants to encourage us all to come out and take a stroll… at each location: Port Dover Silver Lake, Simcoe Lions Park, Waterford Royal Canadian Legion Branch 123 Pavilion, Scotland (beside Willow Lake Campground) and at Mount Pleasant Optimist Ball Park, people can purchase a wristband ($10 for adults, $5 for kids). This in turn gets you a hotdog, snack and water at any one of the five filling stations just mentioned. Now the great part of the event is that the proceeds will help the Alzheimer Society of Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant. Oh, and if you are in Waterford around 3pm on Sunday, stop by Black Bridge for the Ribbon cutting ceremony… standing on the bridge gives a very picturesque view of Waterford. Personally I have run the trail from Port

because, fortunately, the majority of people now survive cancer… the battle will be won… oh, it is a long war… but the smiles will radiate… the eyes will clear with renewed purpose… each positive check-up is a milestone until the next… in life, survivors no longer worry about the little things… their picture of life has every colour imaginable… As for the rest of us… we have the opportunity to bathe in their sunlight… and to let our own character grow in the shadow of their strength.

Dover to Simcoe and on up to Waterford… and encourage everyone to go and enjoy the trail… it is something that connects the past of our towns, with our communities of today, and the promise of tomorrow. So Sunday, get up, get out, and take the family to the trail… walk or ride your bikes (always remembering the trail rules)… have a great time while supporting the Alzheimer Society! If you require additional info, feel free to call the Alzheimer Society at (519) 428-7771.

Townsend 698 Concession Rd.#3, 4 kilometres West of Cockshutt Rd.519-443-8025| www. NOTE: There will be no meeting at the Junior Farmer’s Building on this Evening. ➤ Memorial Church in Port Ryerse are hosting their Annual Silent Auction on June 8th from 7 to 9:30pm. Proceeds benefit church ministry in our local community as well as in Third World Countries. Join us as we bid on some great items... take home some treasures! Light refreshments and lots of FUN! Call Leona Milne @ (519) 428-4633 to make a donation or for more information. ➤ 1st Simcoe Ventures are having a fundraising car wash Saturday, June 9 from 8am to 12 noon at Rick McCall Volkswagen, 370 Queensway in Simcoe. Car wash is $5. ➤ The Vittoria Women’s Institute will be hosting its annual Plant, Book and Bake Sale on June 16, from 8am until 1pm at the Vittoria Town Hall. Part of the Vittoria wide Yard Sale.


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I am attempting to reach as many Port Dover Composite School grads as possible! Port Dover Composite School is turning 50!! On Saturday, June 30th Port Dover Composite School will host its 50th Anniversary Reunion!! Welcoming students and staff from 1962 2012 to an Open House 2 - 5 PM for tours and memory rooms and then Dinner Buffet catered by Knechtel Foods at 6pm & Dance with D.J. Karl Feere at 9pm at the Port Dover Community Centre. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY JUNE 15!! Tickets for the dinner and dance are $25.00 each. The dance only is $10.00. There is no charge for Open House. Tickets are available at PDCS or call (519) 583-0260 ext 503235 or email gale.mcrae@ for more information. Cheques can be mailed to Gale McRae, c/o PDCS, Box 729 St George St, Port Dover, ON, N0A 1N0. Make cheques payable to Support Our School. If you would like to pay with a credit card, Gale can email a PayPal invoice to you, just send Gale (the address above) an email with the number of tickets you would like and we will hold your tickets at the door. Tickets are also available at Port Dover Maple Leaf, Main St. Port Dover, Grand Trunk Station, St. George St. Port Dover, Fisherman's Catch, Walker St. Port Dover and at Harry's, Norfolk St., Simcoe. See you there Lakers!! Go Green!! Marg Ryerse

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 the Simcoe Community Policing Committee (SCPC) will be hosting a Bicycle Rodeo at Lynndale Heights Public School. Carol Greentree-Gibbons, Chair of the SCPC, said that “this is a wonderful opportunity to test and teach important bicycle skills that will keep children safe now and in the future. Bicycle rodeos are a fun and instructive way to teach skills pertinent to safe cycling and to reinforce the use of a safe and operational bicycle with proper safety gear. Helmets are

research, conservation, education and outdoor heritage programs in southern Ontario. Long Point Waterfowl has set Saturday, April 27th 2013 as the date for their 2nd Annual Fundraising Dinner. For more information please call Greg Dunn, Communications Manager, toll free at 888-448-2473 Ext.147, email or visit Long Point Waterfowl’s website www.

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Thomas Pigeon, Master of Ceremonies, visits with Alexandra Djorjevich at The Live Raptor Display. Thomas Pigeon, Master of Ceremonies, visits with Alexandra Djorjevich at The Live Raptor Display

Long Point Waterfowl is committed to studying the ecology and requirements of waterfowl throughout the lower Great lakes. We conduct science-based researchPublic and education to help sustain healthy mandatory.” All Lynndale Heights them safe and develop into good wetlands, waterfowl populations andstudents our hunting heritage. All funds citizens. raised from the dinner will be used School from JK to grade Cycling is a popular form of exercise by Long Point Waterfowl to support our research, conservation, education and outdoor heritage and transportation. Safe Kids 7 are invited to participate. All The Norfolk Community Policing programs southern Ontario. participating students will have Committees are always looking for Canada says that inapproximately 88% of children own a bicycle. They also say that most cycling injuries are due to lack of experience in controlling the bicycle and lack of protective gear. Carol says, “Reports like these from Safe Kids Canada as well as community feedback prompted our committee to pursue hosting events such as this. We want the children in our community to be prepared for a life of safe cycling and this is a beginning.”

the opportunity for drawn prizes donated by generous donors such as Ontario Power Generation, Nanticoke. The SCPC is part of the Norfolk County Community Policing Committee. Community Policing Committee members are active within our communities assisting with presentations to Norfolk County citizens on a variety of topics. Presentations to children and youth are designed to keep

committed members to be part of their groups. If you are interested in making a difference in your community, please contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment Community Policing Liaison Officer (519) 426-3434. For further information regarding the Bicycle Rodeo or Simcoe Community Policing Committee contact Carol Greentree-Gibbons (519) 428-1953.

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a beat. She looked relaxed and her strokes were crisp and clean with Chris at her side. Of course it was a nice and easy swim (inside joke)… anyway, Annaleise popped out of the water with a big smile… the Swim Masters were impressed! The day wrapped up… and we all headed for home… Well not all, Annaleise was off to Toronto to continue her work in the Page Program at the legislature. Follow Annaleise at www. AnnaleisesLakeOntarioCrossing.

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By Dave Scott Saturday’s weather did not look promising… 70% chance of rain and possibility of thunderstorms… not to forget a nice little blast of wind… as an open water swimmer… not ideal! But then again maybe, just maybe, the weather would blow on by. Last Saturday a Solo Swims of Ontario workshop took place at the Welland Community Wellness Complex and later in the day, at the Welland International Flatwater Centre… at the old canal. Of course our team showed up in full force. All of us were there for Annaleise Carr, who is well on her way preparing for her August attempt to cross Lake Ontario… the workshop centred around all of the prep work that needs to go in for the swim… breakdowns of the team jobs on the swim, from organizing the swim, an overview of the swim plan, to medical issues that may arise such as hypothermia. Some of the main themes were team communication, proper resources, checking and double-checking the fine details, even the media’s roll in the event. I could see concern on people’s faces… but when I looked back at Annaleise… she looked unfazed… she has been swimming

open water for a few years now… and knows what she is capable of… no worries. After lunch we broke into groups and discussed different components of the swim, there were captains and boat drivers, coaches, swimmers, pacers and managers… all focused as a team for their swimmer… speaking of the swimmers there that day… Annaleise had the opportunity to swim with the best open water swimmers in the country… the list of feats these swimmers have accomplished were amazing… crossing Lake Ontario, swimming the English Channel, Maui, and Manhattan… incredible! Oh and of course… our motley crew of Pottahawk to Turkey Point swimmers… but you know… they considered us one of them for our accomplishments… very cool! Next it was off to the Welland International Flatwater Centre on the old Welland Canal for a swim and boating. I was lucky enough to be Annaleise’s kayaker for the day and beside myself there was a small motor boat carrying her coach and one of the swim masters… like I said before, I have swam with this young lady… well I have watched her swim away from me… anyway… she hit the water with her pace partner, Chris

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By MARG WERDEN Weather plays havoc with NFN bio-blitz Saturday’s cool, wet and windy weather played havoc with many of the scheduled events in the 1st annual Norfolk Field Naturalists (NFN) bio-blitz. A bio-blitz is an intense period of biological inventorying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Although this event has been named the 1st annual, Monroe Landon, one of the founders of the Norfolk Field Naturalists, organized bio-blitzes in the past for members of the club. In keeping with that tradition, which usually began at the St. Williams Forestry Station, participants in this year’s event surveyed the St. Williams Conservation Reserve, which includes two locations: the Nursery, or Zavitz, Tract and the Turkey Point, or White, Tract. I joined one of the two early morning birding groups and despite the


Taking part in the Norfolk Field Naturalists Bio-Blitz on Saturday were (left to right) Audrey Heagy, Kathy Pickard, Larry Monczka, and Allan Aubin, who surveyed the bird population in the Zavitz Tract of the St. Williams Conservation Reserve. less-than-pleasant weather, we were able to see, or perhaps, more accurately, hear, almost 40 species of birds. While I have very few skills in identifying birds by ear, our group leader, Audrey Heagy, has an amazing ear for the sometimes slight variations in bird songs. I learned quite a few new songs that I hope I’ll be able to match up with the correct species the next time I hear them. Unfortunately, the wind resulted in the cancellation of the butterfly survey, and the threat of rain cancelled the planned barbeque. However, the second birding group, led by Terri Groh heard/saw 41 species and other groups completed a reptiles and amphibians survey led by Gregor Beck and a plants and ferns survey with Jane Bowles leading the group. One of the side benefits for me was my introduction to a new subject for my photography: mosses and lichens. A member of our birding group, Allan Aubin, while listening for bird calls, was also investigating the many different mosses that were in “bloom” at the moment. Previously, I will admit, I had always thought moss was

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I love fabric. I have studied fabric, and yes, I have tested fabrics by burning them in order to help identify their properties. I appreciate fabric, especially the finer fabrics because I appreciate what went into the making of & the design of the fabric. There are many good fabric designers – google Wesley Mancini. When I talk to people about the fabrics I carry in the store I hear scepticism about the cost of the “designer” fabrics, the validity and comparison of the fabrics to the fabrics available - let’s say - elsewhere. As in many things in life, you get what you pay for. Whenever I present a fabric to a customer I let them know as much as I can about the fabrics so they become more informed about their purchase. I try to explain why the fabric sells for what it does. Does the fabric suit the job? I.e. is it drapery weight or upholstery only quality. If it is upholstery weight, it should carry a rub count or

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moss. However, Allan pointed out several different species including a sphagnum moss, a ceratodon moss (also known as Horns of a Goat), and a lichen known as British Soldiers, which gets its name from its resemblance to the uniforms worn by English soldiers during the Revolutionary War. A close-up look at these species shows them to be remarkably colourful and interesting. I don’t think I’ll ever walk past a patch of moss or lichens again without having a closer look.

Moon-induced shake-ups? Although I missed it by not being in the right place at the right time, there was a partial lunar eclipse in the early-morning hours yesterday. Does this mean there will be an earthquake somewhere on earth in the near future? An Australian researcher, Robert Bast, claims that there is a link between eclipses and earthquakes, suggesting that the moon’s gravity affects Earth much more than previously suspected. The moon’s gravity is what causes tidal movements in our oceans and can also cause the Earth’s crust to bulge by up to 55 cm. During a full moon, which occurred yesterday,

higher prices and understandably so. France produces some intricate and expensive laces. China’s share of the developed world’s textile imports is dropping as low wage Southeast Asia competitors step up production. Low wages, stricter enforcement of environmental sustainability and better workplace conditions are some reasons of what is driving mills to relocate faster than you can say gypsy - to cheaper countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh & Indonesia. These are known as gypsy mills because they only last as long as there are people willing to work hard for less and under questionable conditions. Fabrics designed by designers whose commitment to quality, combined with expensive modern technology and with the use of artisan craftsmanship are not only maintaining, but aligning themselves with mills/factories that are ethically, environmentally and socially responsible. Most of the fabric lines I carry are from family

the sun and the moon are pulling on our planet from opposite directions. During a lunar eclipse, the alignment of the sun, Earth, and the moon is so good that the Earth gets in the way of the sun’s light and causes an eclipse of the moon. During a solar eclipse, when the moon gets in the way of the sun’s light and blocks it from Earth, the moon and the sun are pulling on Earth from the same direction. Bast believes that if this gravitational tug-of-war can cause earthquakes, they are more likely to occur near the time of an eclipse. And Bast has some history on his side. "I listed every earthquake measuring greater than 6.5 in magnitude since 1973 - which is as far back as the USGS records reliably go - and checked them against every lunar and solar eclipse for the same period," said Bast. The study found only a slight increase in earthquakes around solar eclipses. But for lunar eclipses - when the sun and moon pull on our planet from opposite directions - the odds of a major earthquake

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Corina Anghel Bachmann Member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Assoc. Erie Shores Brain Injury Assoc. & Lynn Valley Trail Assoc.

BRAIN INJURIES AFFECT ALL AGES! Part I - Children This was the topic of the 2nd annual brain injury workshop sponsored by the Erie Shores Brain Injury Association (ESBIA) and Bachmann Personal Injury Law, held September 10 in Simcoe. The two guest speakers, Frank Nirta, a board certified Behaviour Analyst with DMA Rehability in London, and Mary Ann McEachern, a Behavior Therapist with Brain Injury Services in Hamilton, addressed difficulties encountered by children and adults suffering from acquired brain injuries, as well as challenges faced by their families and caregivers. Part I of this article addresses issues raised by Frank Nirta; leaving part II to deal with the presentation of Mary Ann McEachern. The statistics are troubling: in Canada, approximately 50,000 people are hospitalized annually with a diagnosis of brain injury. Approximately 18,000 of these cases are reported in Ontario. These numbers are significant, since brain injury can affect “physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning”, said Nirta. Given that the brain also controls heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and swallowing, a significant injury to this organ can also lead to death. Of the utmost significance to both children and adults are injuries to the frontal lobe, the part of our brain that affects judgment, reasoning, problem-solving, planning, decisionmaking, impulse control, social & sexual behavior, etc. “It’s our personality, it’s who we are”, said Nirta. When the frontal lobe of a child is injured, Nirta noted that we often see a multitude of behavioral challenges such as: • lack of initiation/motivation (not doing chores, not going to school); • emotional disregulation (crying, laughing at inappropriate times); • altered social skills (egocentric, lack of awareness); • uncooperativeness (not listening, argumentative); • verbal aggression (yelling, swearing); and • physical aggression (throwing objects, pushing/hitting people). When called in to help children who have suffered brain injuries, Nirta says his role is to develop strategies in order to correct behavior. He focuses on changing the environment (the home, the school); and the behavior of the people in it (the parents, the teachers). Nirta argues that when the environment and the people in it change, so does the injured child’s behavior. Of utmost importance, he argues, is the development of structures, schedules and routines such as a morning and bed time routine, or a homework routine. Brain-injured children benefit from consistency and predictability in their lives. If you or someone you know has been affected by brain injury, contact the Erie Shores Brain Injury Association at 519-426-9765. Mark your calendar and plan to attend our 3rd annual brain injury workshop to be held September 8, 2012!

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Gardening Tips

Dave Zeldon

Learning To Live With The Japanese Beetle

ithin the next month or so, we will be witnessing the annual W invasion of the Japanese Beetle on

many of our favourite landscape plantings including hollyhocks, dahlias, hibiscus, roses, grapes & raspberries. Interestingly enough, some plants such as geranium, castor bean, and the flowers of bottlebrush buckeye, will cause paralysis and death of Adult beetles skeletonize foliage. these beetles when eaten. Many of us have tried the various means available to curb this yearly destruction like pheromone traps, nematode lawn inoculation, hand picking and concoctive sprays. But still we get substantive damage.

Maybe its time that we should be looking at whole new approach. Why not slowly invest in a landscape makeover, one with Japanese Beetle resistant plants! Trees such as Red Maple, Red Oak, Hickory, and Redbud could replace the susceptible Japanese Maple, Norway Maple, Pin Oak, Linden and Mountain Ash. Why not consider growing more evergreens such as Holly, Yew, Boxwood and Aborvitae instead of the prone Virginia Creeper, Apple and Plum family of trees, and birches. You also may want to contemplate planting perennials such as Coral-Bells, Hostas, Pachysandra, Sedum and Foxglove as opposed to the Japanese Beetle standard menu fare of Evening Primrose, Hydrangea, Clematis, Potentilla and Zinnia. Yes we do have some preventative measures at our disposal to battle the Japanese Beetle but due to the nature of this pest, it will inevitably win the war. If we continue to grow the some 400+ preferred host plants in our landscape without replacing them with resistant species, surely this pest make gardening a chore instead of the pleasure it should be.

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Radial Shockwave Therapy

Health is in our Nature

Sean Armstrong

E nvironmental Toxicity A ssessment and S pring Cleansing at the A rmstrong Clinic

oxicity is a growing concern for both doctors and their patients. As T more and more toxic chemicals are used in products that increase the “convenience factor” of our busy lives, there have been staggering

increases worldwide in diseases such as: Cancers, childhood cancers like leukemia, asthma, obesity, autism, ADD/ADHD, and chemical sensitivity. Toxins impact the immune, nervous, and endocrine systems, and unfortunately are passed down to future generations. The following tests are useful for treatment planning and achieving wellness. • The Phthalates & Parabens Profile helps determine body burdens of these chemicals from everyday exposures. Phthalates are plasticizers used to make PVC plastics more flexible.  Parabens keep fungus and mold from personal care products such as shampoos, lotions, soaps, gels, and more. • The PCBs Profile measures the body burden of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs are bioaccumulative and found in food sources such as fish, fatty meats, and dairy products. • The Volatile Solvents Profile determines volatile solvents exposure.  Volatile solvents are mostly inhaled from products such as furniture, building materials, cleaning agents, and inks. • Proper porphyrin production is essential for our body’s capacity to detoxify toxins. The Porphyrins Profile can help identify the severity of heavy metal toxicity or organic chemical exposure. • The Toxic Metals Profile focuses on five highly toxic heavy metals and is available with whole blood or urine specimen types.

Radial Shockwave Therapy is a new treatment option for those option for those that are affected by conditions such as: • plantar fasciitis • bursitis • Achilles tendinopathy (commonly known as Achilles tendonitis) • tennis elbow • calcific tendonitis

How does it work?

pneumatic generator A physically delivers the shock wave to the skin, where

it is transformed to sound energy and delivered to the targeted area. The use of shock waves makes the treatment completely non-invasive and is well tolerated by patients. The effects of shock waves were discovered several decades ago after it was noticed swimmers in the Pacific Ocean were affected by the detonation of mines although they were well out of the blast radius. As the scientific community grew more understanding of the effects caused by shock waves, and medical technology advanced to a sufficient level, the medical profession was able to harness the power of shock waves for therapeutic uses.

• The Chlorinated Pesticides Profile measures the body burden of chlorinated pesticides, such as DDT. These chemicals are bioaccumulative and can be ingested through fruits, vegetables, and drinking water.

Radial Shockwave Therapy works by effectively breaking down tissue in a controlled manner to allow the targeted area to heal properly through the regeneration of blood vessels. It has shown to be successful in the treatment of chronic pain.

These environmental toxicity tests are available at the Armstrong Clinic for Naturopathic Medicine. You can determine whether your work, home or external environment is creating your symptoms. Your registered Naturopathic Doctor can use this and other environmental tests to guide individualized detoxification programs. Spring is here, and this is the perfect time for a supervised cleanse for everyone.

Results can be felt after only one treatment with a large improvement becoming evident after a month’s worth of treatment, on average tissue regeneration takes place after three months. With Radial Shockwave Therapy, patients are in and out the door with treatments typically only taking between five to ten minutes.

Simcoe: 55 Kent Street South


Anyone who may think radial shockwave therapy may be right for them should contact... West Street Health Centre, Simcoe • 519-426-8330 Waterford Medical Centre • 519-443-6663 Dr. Marshall Thompson B.Sc.D.C. Chiropractor

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he Growth of LEON’S

By Dave Scott If you get the opportunity to stop by Leon’s in Simcoe you will be amazed at the size of the store… with renovations nearing completion, the floor space is now 37,500 square feet… and of course Brad has been filling that area with additional products such as… twenty-four more sofas, twenty recliners, ten dining room suites, six extra mattress sets, ten bedroom suites, plus fifteen youth bedroom suites… all bonuses to an already awesome store full of great selection. Quality names like, Décor-Rest and Canadel have also been added. I guess it must be close to eight or nine months ago when the Schott family began to work on this project… basically the new addition was cleaned out and they started from scratch… everything had to be done, from drywall, ceiling, floor, to exterior… and now you can pop in and see the results… the Schott family appreciates their customers and strive to have the best selection available… their goal is simple, keep improving for their customers… for example, custom orders are now available… perhaps that unique colour you require may now be found. Oh and before I forget, Leon’s has also added a new program! You can drop off your old electronics at the Leon's Warehouse on Second Avenue during business hours. Leon's will make sure they get to the proper recycling centre. The program falls under the Ontario Electronic Stewardship… please remember when visiting the Leon’s warehouse to place your electronics in the proper bin… Brad stated that the public reaction has been positive… and he wants everyone to watch for their grand opening of the new addition. Congratulations to the Schott family on their new expansion and continued success!

Brad and Kim Schott

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Sweet Pea Community Supported Agriculture Farm (CSA) Andrew & Amanda McCracken 387 Fisher’s Glen Road, Vittoria, ON N0E 1W0 519.410.3574

orfolk Nature Notes Continued from page 8

are double. Earthquakes of 7.5 magnitude or greater occur on average every 73.8 days. Within one day of a lunar eclipse, the average drops down to just one in every 33 of those days. Lesser earthquakes also occur substantially more frequently. For a recent example, Bast points out that on the same day as the lunar eclipse on December 21, 2010, there was a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Japan. The following day there was a 6.5 quake in Iran, killing 11 people. Whether or not Bast’s study is valid or even statistically

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significant has yet to be determined. However, the next lunar eclipse will happen on November 28 this year. When did the Mayans say the world was going to end???

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Members’ News — Share #Andrew 5, May 30, 2012 & Amanda McCracken 387 Fisher’s Glen Road, Vittoria, ON N0E 1W0 (519) 410-3574

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Andrew & Amanda McCracken

A lichen that is “in bloom” now is known as British Soldiers, which refers to its resemblance to the uniforms worn by English soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

the beans to the hot pan in a single layer. If you don’t have a big- enough skillet, just do the saute step in two batches or save the extra beans for another use. Stir to coat the beans with butter, then let them sit long enough to brown on one side, about 3 or 4 minutes, before turning to brown the other side, also about 3 or 4 minutes. The beans should be golden and a bit crunchy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. Salt to taste, then add the onion and garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until the onion softens. Stir in the chard and cook until just beginning to wilt. Remove from the heat and season to taste with a generous dose of salt and pepper. Drizzle with a bit of top-quality olive oil, and sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan. — from Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson

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