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Dealing with those who cross the line Woolwich identifies more than 100 cases of homeowners encroaching on township land Steve Kannon

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TESTING THEIR METTLE Jesse Buchenauer of Waterloo-Oxford Secondary School pedals along the Kissing Bridge trail during the Tinman Triathlon, held in Elmira June 1. Buchenauer finished 19th out of 61 competitors in the senior boys’ category.

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oes your yard back onto township property? Has your space been creeping a little to the rear? Maybe some plantings? A little extra room in the vegetable garden? Or perhaps even what seemed like an ideal spot for a shed? If so, you can probably expect to hear from Woolwich officials before too long. The township has already identified 107 such encroachment offences, and will be on the lookout for others. Discussing the issue this week, councillors opted for a firm response to existing cases. And they’d like to prevent new ones from arising. Of those identified so far, about 20 involve what the township terms structures – where residents have erected fences, sheds or gazebos, for instance, on public land – Christine Broughton, director of council and information services, explained in a report tabled Tuesday night.

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Woolwich goes in-house with arena advertising

Township determines it can make more money doing sales itself rather than contracting out the job Steve Kannon

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oth the township and sports groups stand to make more money under a revised arena advertising plan approved this week. Sales will be done in-house, axing the idea of a third party selling ad space at the arenas, an

option councillors shot down last month as inadequate. Instead, Woolwich staff will sell advertising on the rink boards at the three arenas. An affiliate program will provide a 50-50 split of revenues with community groups that sell space, proposed at $1,300 a year for each

of the 10 spots in the Snyder and McLeod arenas at the Woolwich Memorial Centre and $700 per year at the Woolwich Township Arena in St. Jacobs. The most recent arrangement for rink board advertising at the St. Jacobs arena and the former Elmira

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Walkin' the dog benefits others

HITTIN' THE TRAILS Event organizer Nancy Booth starts out on the Kissing Bridge Trail Sunday morning during the Purina Walk for Dog Guide, joined by her granddaughter Camryn and her dog Bosco. This year’s walk raised more than $8,000, with donations from the five-kilometre walk going directly towards Lions Foundation of Canada's Dog Guide programs.

arena – handled by a third party, with the township getting 80 per cent – saw customers charged $500 per year. Jennifer Horndl, business development manager at the WMC, told councillors meeting June 1 that the township already has eight or 10 leads. That prompted Coun. Mark Bauman to quip those sales alone would provide Woolwich with more revenue than the third-party proposals council dismissed a month ago. Of the three proposals received, the bid from Brideau Management Group (BMG) of Waterloo was deemed the best, but it would have only paid the township 15 per cent of gross sales, amounting to about $7,200 in 2010. Councillors were unimpressed, however, arguing the arrangement would provide the township with only paltry sums, not even meeting staff ’s lowball budget amount of $15,000. Worse yet, under the

deal, if a user group such as the Elmira Sugar Kings or Woolwich Minor Hockey helped sell an ad, it would get the 15 per cent cut, leaving the township with nothing. In taking the operation in-house, Woolwich will make the full amount of anything it sells, with the option of sharing more money with affiliated users – mostly minor sports organizations – if those groups help sell advertising, noted director of recreation and facilities Larry Devitt. While the Junior B hockey team isn’t officially an affiliated group, they will be invited to participate. “We’ll certainly make the opportunity available to them,” said Devitt, adding the program applies to a wider group than just those using the arenas. “I’m hoping that some of the groups take us up on it.” For the in-house option, the staff report notes only rink board advertising and spots on the VenueVision

video screen in the lobby at the WMC will be sold. The third-party proposals covered a broader scope, including space on the ice resurfacers and scoreboards, for instance. In looking at ad the rates, councillors debated whether the same fee should apply to both the Dan Snyder and Jim McLeod arenas, with Coun. Sandy Shantz suggesting the greater seating capacity in the former warrants either a higher rate, or a lower one for the McLeod rink. “It seems like they’re should be a difference because of the exposure,” she said. But Bauman argued supply and demand will ultimately dictate any differential in the rates. In a related issue, Devitt told councillors seating would be installed at the McLeod arena this year. “There will be bleachers before the next ice season,” he said, adding heaters are not part of the 2010 budget.

Encroachment: Most egregious cases to be dealt with quickly, others to follow > CONTINUED FROM COVER “Staff are looking at addressing these encroachments immediately,” she said. The remaining cases include instances where residents have planted trees, flowers and gardens on township land – they will be dealt with over time. While Broughton had suggested entering into encroachment agreements with some of the residents, councillors seem more inclined to enforce the division between private and pub-

lic property. “I think there should be no encroachments,” said Coun. Ruby Weber. “I don’t think people should claim township land as their own. It should be obvious that the property is township property.” But even she acknowledged there are cases where what is technically encroachment is advantageous: for instance, when residents maintain township right-of-ways or look after the turf on boulevards and turning circles.

Generally, most of the problems occur with rear yards, as homeowners spread out onto land that belongs to the public. The proposed new policy would deal with violators where necessary and look at encroachment agreements in other cases, said Broughton. Formal agreements would see new buyers made aware of municipal boundaries whenever a house is sold, she added, noting that there has been confusion in the past as new owners simply assumed the

land belonged to them. Moving forward, especially in new subdivisions, a fence should be erected to clearly delineate private and public property, suggested Coun. Murray Martin. Supportive of residents keeping township land neat, he argued against residents in effect making their yards bigger by simply spreading out onto abutting municipal property, pointing out a history of encroachments and disputes over the use of public land. That history includes

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a long-running battle on Burlwood Drive, a development that went to the Ontario Municipal Board and where demarcation between yards and a forested area was part of the legal dispute. After a back-and-forth argument that lasted some years, the township eventually agreed in 2005 to a living fence – bushes and shrubs – to keep the two areas separate. Similar neighbourhood issues have arisen elsewhere, most recently in Elmira’s Victoria Glen area,

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Wellesley event brings wedding dresses back out for another turn Joni Miltenburg

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fter the vows are said, the photos taken and the cake cut, most brides pack their dresses away. All that silk, lace, tulle and beading is

tucked carefully in the back of the closet and rarely sees daylight again. On June 16, about 50 of those dresses will get a very special airing in a fashion show to raise funds for the Wellesley Fall Fair. Wendy Richardson, one of the event organizers,

ONCE AND AGAIN Modeling a handful of the dresses that will be seen in the upcoming wedding fashion show are, back row from left, Stacey Lorbetski, Kathleen Griffin, Ali McDermid and Jacqueline Stock. Front, Megan Kroetsch and Kira McDermid.

said models will be wearing dresses from 1910 right up to 2009 and all the decades in between. There will also be bridesmaid dresses, including Ruby Hachbart’s buttercup-yellow bridesmaid dress from 1959. One very special dress won’t be modeled but will be on display. Mary Lichty loaned organizers the dress worn by her greatgrandmother, Christina Fraser McTavish, in the 1850s. The idea for the fundraiser started with staff at the Township of Wellesley. At Richardson’s suggestion, they all brought in their wedding photos and spent a lunch hour going through them, admiring the fashions and remarking on how styles had changed. From there, they got the idea to pull their dresses out

again and put on a fashion show. Richardson was amazed by the response from the community when she appealed for wedding gowns. Some dresses are being modeled by the brides who originally wore them, while others will be worn by daughters, nieces and friends. The event will include a slide show of wedding photos of the brides who originally wore the dresses. The music for the show will be love songs from the decades represented. “I think everybody’s quite excited about it,” Richardson said. The arena will also play host to several vendors, including a tarot card reader. Refreshments are being provided by the fair board. The show is June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Wellesley arena. Tickets are $10, or $5 for anyone who loaned the organizers a dress. Tickets are available at Village Flowers and Gifts and the Pfieffer Gallery in Wellesley, or from the committee members: Wendy Richardson, Diane Lorbetski, Bonnie Kroetsch and Teresa Bisch.

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n area that was barren and sparse just five years ago is now lush and green, filled with trees, bushes, birdhouses and flowers thanks to a group of environmentally aware students and teachers at Linwood Public School. To fund their greening projects, the students put into action the money they have raised over the past few months. In previous years, they have been able to draw on money received through

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the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation or a Toyota grant, but this year their grant applications came up dry. “As thorough as our application was, there were a few holes,” said Grade 7 and 8 teacher Ed Piva. “We were asking for a larger sum of money to fund a green roof. We are going to incorporate the advice we were given into next year’s application, but this year it was up to us to fundraise.” And the Green Team – a

group of some 25 students, led by Piva and fellow teacher Kathy Puskas – held a school-wide event which they called a ‘Barage Sale,’ a bake sale and garage sale combined that brought in more than $1,000. In addition, the Linwood PS’s home and school committee donated $2,000 to the cause. “With the sale, not only were we able to raise a bit of money for our project, but we were able to recycle,” said Piva. “People had so many things in their attics or garages that

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they weren’t using but that someone else could use.” Now, a variety of trees and shrubs, including hemlocks, sugar maples and basswoods, have been selected and are ready to be planted around the school property. Students, too, are ready to get their hands dirty on the fourth annual Linwood PS Greening the Campus Day, to be held June 9. "It is very important that students have instilled in

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Following next fall’s municipal vote, if you think there’s something fishy about a candidate’s bid, you’ll have somewhere to go with your concerns: a joint municipal election compliance committee, now being put in place by Woolwich Township. The committee is a mandatory body demanded by the provincial Municipal Elections Act. Of course, airing your concerns will come at a cost: the township proposes to charge $50 to make an application to the committee, largely to deter people from making frivolous complaints. The committee, yet to be struck, must include three to seven members, none of whom may be employed by the municipality.

> Sidewalk planned for Maple Street Back and forth over paving plans for Maple Street in Elmira, council this week opted simply to install a sidewalk on the west side of the road, linking Church and William streets. The township will spend $93,000 on the project, which will also rework some of the parking issues on the east side of the street, adjacent to the Elmira Home Hardware. Originally planned as a much more involved project, the work was scaled back in subsequent discussions as councillors pointed out there are roadways in far greater need of repaving. With that in mind, they also questioned the optics of doing work on the street that runs beside the new township administration building.

> Mussel requires Woolwich attention Woolwich is getting in on the endangered species watch, to its surprise. Two municipal drains are home to the wavy-rayed lampmussel, a mediumsized freshwater mussel with a thick yellow-green shell. That discovery means the township will enter into an agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources to help protect the mussel. Meeting this week, councillors approved the necessary bylaw, which will require the municipality to undertake a mitigation plan prior to doing any work in the affected drains. The wavy-rayed lampmussel can live as long as 20 years and grow to a size of four inches (10 cm).

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Driver who went off the road not found for hours MAY 26 >>9:50 AM | Police are holding

onto a children’s bicycle found on Arthur Street in Elmira. The bike, a pink and white ‘Lady Charming’ model, had been in the same place for more than two weeks. The owner may pick it up at Division 3A.

>>1:00 PM | Thieves scaled the

fence of the OK Tire company on Howard Avenue in Elmira and stole a number of aluminum tire rims. A blue Chevrolet pickup truck was spotted at the scene.

>>3:45 PM | A 61-year-old

Elmira man called police to report that he had struck a vehicle with his trailer when he was travelling along Memorial Drive, near Church Street in Elmira. The trailer sideswiped a parked vehicle and caused minor damage. No charges were laid.

>>4:39 PM | A 30-year-old man was driving on Kildeer Road at Brookmead Street in Elmira when his vehicle was struck by a 60-year-old woman coming through the intersection. One of the vehicles was towed away with severe damage

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23-year-old Waterdown man was transported to hospital by air ambulance with series injuries early Sunday morning, hours after he was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Ament Line in the Township of Wellesley. The 1993 Honda was travelling north on Ament Line when the driver failed to negotiate a sharp curve in the road. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree, which then split and fell on top of the car. The man was found some four hours later with his arm hanging out of the car window,

and was unable to provide a response when asked if he was okay. The man was the only occupant of the vehicle. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police traffic services at 519-653-7700, ext. 8516 or traffic@wrps.on.ca. The incident prompted Woolwich Coun. Mark Bauman, a St. Jacobs firefighter, to call for the Region of Waterloo to look at measures such as better signage to warn motorists about the sharp bend in the road, which separates the two townships at that point.

and the other was driveable. The woman was charged with ‘failing to yield on through highway’ and the man was charged with ‘driving without a licence.’

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>>6:20 PM | Three cars were

involved in a collision on Arthur Street at Oriole Parkway in Elmira. A 66-year-old Strathroy woman was stopped in her two-door Pontiac due to traffic ahead when cars began to stop behind her. The first car behind her stopped successfully, but the next, a GMC Safari driven by a 37-year-old Moorefield man, was unable to stop and hit the 21-year-old Baden man in the Jeep in front of it. The Jeep proceeded to hit the Pontiac. All three vehicles had moderate damage. The Moorefield man was charged with ‘careless driving.’

MAY 28 >>2:30 AM | The screen on a

side window of a shoe retail store on Church Street was ripped open. Police believe that the suspect was attempting to break in to the store but was scared off by the audible alarm.

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avoid hitting a vehicle ahead of her, which was stopped in preparation for a left turn. The woman was unable to stop in time, lost control of her vehicle and veered into the lane with oncoming traffic, striking a 30-year-old Ariss man driving southbound on Line 86 in a Ford pickup truck. There were minor injuries to the passenger of the pickup; the truck was destroyed. The Guelph woman’s car was severely damaged. The woman was subsequently charged with ‘careless driving.’

MAY 30 >>7:49 AM | A 28-year-old

Kitchener man was conscious and walking around beside his vehicle, but bleeding from the head after his vehicle rolled off the roadway on Sawmill Road. The man was charged with ‘careless driving’ and ‘refusing a sobriety test.’ He also refused to go to hospital in an ambulance. Neighbours called in the incident after witnessing it happen.

>>8:00 PM | Police received

a phone call from concerned residents of the Birdland area in Elmira when they saw two neighbourhood kids on Tanager Street shooting a pellet gun from the roof of the home. Police dealt with the two youths and advised them about safe usage of firearms. The boys’ mother locked up the gun.

MAY 31 >>7:26 AM | Business owners reported a broken window at the Elmira Donut and Deli. No entry was gained to the restaurant and no suspects have been identified.

>>4:19 PM | A black iPod

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called police after his car was rear-ended by a blue Ford van at Line 86 and Powell Road. When he pulled over at the side of the road to swap information with the other driver, the driver of the van sped off, failing to stop at the scene of the accident. The woman in the blue van was later seen driving erratically in New Hamburg, then caused two collisions in the Stratford area, all scenes she fled. The woman was arrested at a Tim Hortons in Stratford and was identified as a 54-yearold from Kitchener. She received joint charges from both Elmira and Stratford police departments including ‘impaired driving’ and two hitand-run charges.

JUNE 1 >>5:00 AM | An Elmira resident

called police when they witnessed a man who appeared to be between the ages of 18 and 20, about 5’6” tall, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt break into a Mill Street home. The man was smashing items in the home; homeowners were away from the home at the time of the break-in.

>>1:17 PM | A woman called

police to report scratches on her car, a 2008 Hyundai that was parked on Aspen Crescent near Oak Drive in Elmira. Police suspect the damage was done by local kids.

>>7:00 PM | A man was

walking through the park at the end of Park Street in Elmira when he stopped to play with his kids. He set down a black plastic box containing an electric hand plane and accidentally left it behind when he left the park. When he went back to look for it, it was gone. The tool is valued at $250. If located, please return to Waterloo Regional Police.

JUNE 2 >>6:30 AM | An Elmira woman

was jogging on the Lions Trail, along Whippoorwill Drive near Pintail Drive, when she heard a rustling in the woods alongside the path. About 15 feet into the wooded area was a man in his late 20s or early 30s crouched down, dressed in black clothing with a black baseball hat. He did not say anything to the woman but began to run towards her. The woman ran faster and was not assaulted by the man. Police are asking for anyone with information about the incident or who saw a suspicious person in the area to call the Elmira station.


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More human remains found in Shantz Station Katie Edmonds

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aterloo Regional Police continue to investigate the discovery of human bones that were located in a field near Greenhouse Road in Woolwich Township in March. On May 28, with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police canine unit, police

conducted a follow-up ground search of the area, leading to the discovery of more remains. “A search was done of the area at that time of the discovery,” said police spokesman Olaf Heinzel, “however, swampy conditions have only recently dried sufficiently to allow us to have a closer look.”

The male was wearing blue jeans with a size 38 waist and size 30 inseam and thick, red, suspenders under a white t-shirt. He was also wearing brown, lace-up deck shoes which were size 14 and were made by the “Penman’s” company. Also recovered in the area was a beige-coloured sport jacket, with

Preliminary information suggests that the remains belong to an adult Caucasian male, approximately 5’8” to 6’1”, with an average to heavy build. Analysis of the remains revealed there were healed fractures to his nose and left eye socket, as well as a healed fracture to his right wrist.

“Dekker, London” on the label. Police continue to investigate this matter as a suspicious death. “We are going through our missing person files, but if anyone has seen any suspicious activity in that area, or perhaps knows of a missing person who has never been reported, we are ask-

ing you to call in,” said Heinzel. “Any information that the public can provide us with, that can help us understand what happened here is appreciated.” Anyone with information is asked to call the investigative services branch at 519-650-8500, ext. 8309 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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DOING THE WALK OF LIFE Students and staff from Elmira District Secondary School crowded onto the field at the Woolwich Memorial Centre May 28 for the school’s biennial Relay for Life. Some 493 participants took part, walking laps around the track and raising $75,968 for cancer research. PHOTO

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all it a reasonable facsimile of closure. Close enough for the township to essentially wash its hands of a three-year-old dispute involving a berm behind some of the homes on Robb Road and Bristow Creek Drive in Elmira. The dispute surfaced in June 2007 when an eight-foot (2.5-metre)

berm was erected behind the homes, catching the residents by surprise. The homeowners said they were never told about the hill, which has cut up to 16 feet off the rear of some properties. The builder, Claysam Homes, countered the berm was planned from day-one, included in the subdivider’s agreement approved by the township.

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To minimize the loss of land in rear yards, the berm was constructed with a 2:1 slope, rather than the 3:1 outlined in the grading plan filed with Woolwich. But legal wranglings ensued, with township council ultimately removing itself from a mediating position due to advice from its lawyers. Fast forward three years to Tuesday night,

when director of engineering and planning Dan Kennaley recommended to councillors they approve a revised official grading plan, paving the way for the release of a $2,000 grading deposit for each of the 10 affected properties. Not all of the homeowners have signed off on the changes, but the township doesn’t expect the others to

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he successful reintroduction this spring of a crossing guard in Conestogo means the service will continue in the next school year. Discontinued in 2007 because Woolwich was unable to find someone to staff the crossing, the service resumed in March when parent council at Conestogo Public School rallied its members to provide coverage. Reporting to council this week, deputy clerk Val Hummel noted the service has been work-

ing smoothly since Mar. 22. Well enough, in fact, to continue, as she wants to assess the results over the course of a full school year. Along with the reinstatement of signage and pavement markings by Waterloo Region – removed when there was no longer anyone manning the crossing – the guard has enhanced safety in front of the school. “For the most part, motorists have been respectful of the crossing. Many non-residents have commented on the signage and now

realize there is a school in Conestogo,” read her report. Ward 3 Coun. Murray Martin said the feedback he’s received from residents shows the measures have been effective. “I’m pleased to say it’s working well,” he said of the crossing. The crossing on Sawmill Road at Evening Star Lane is well used, averaging 17 to 20 students per shift, as well as parents, caregivers and younger siblings. In January, the school’s parent council, through its Cones-

togo pedestrian safety committee, arranged to staff the crosswalk, prompting the township to approve a temporary school crossing until the end of the year. The township is responsible for hiring crossing guards, and officially scratched the Conestogo location from its list in 2008 after trying for more than a year to hire someone for the job. The crosswalk is staffed daily between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m. and again between 3:20 and 3:50 p.m. at an estimated cost of $3,800 for the year.

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Green: "Pumped" students take naturalized area under their wings > CONTINUED FROM PG. 05 them an appreciation of the natural world. There are so many environmental atrocities afflicting our planet, and it is all too easy to feel discouraged," said Piva. "Part of my job is to bring them back to earth, and get their hands dirty." The school has also applied for EcoSchools certification. Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education program for Grades 1-12 that helps students develop ecological literacy while engaged in practices to become

environmentally responsible citizens. Developed and run by school boards, Ontario EcoSchools also helps improve school building operations to reduce environmental impacts. To become certified, a school must demonstrate achievement in a number of areas, including teamwork and leadership, energy conservation, waste minimization, school ground greening, curriculum (environmental education) and environmental stewardship and school community. A gold certified EcoSchool must

achieve 75 per cent or higher in all categories. The Linwood group are now awaiting a decision on its gold-level ambitions. “The students get really pumped up about greening the school,” said Piva. “There is very little vandalism to our nature area because the students themselves have ownership over it. It’s a pay-it-forward system. The trees that are there now were planted by the older brothers and sisters of our current students. Planting trees is like leaving their legacy.”

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That the decision about a property ... can be taken away by the province just plain stinks. Detek Potma

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n light of so many damning ethical violations involving Mr. Mulroney, the Harper government must immediately launch legal proceedings to recover the $2.1 million and launch a broader inquiry to finally get to the bottom of the Airbus affair.

> Liberal MP Marlene Jennings, government ethics and democratic reform critic, on the findings of the Oliphant inquiry

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> Centre for Science in the Public Interest

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"Lyin' Brian" tag is Mulroney's only legacy D

id we really need to spend $14 million to determine that former primer minister Brian Mulroney lied, breached ethics guidelines and acted inappropriately? Really, Mr. Justice Jeffrey Oliphant simply confirmed what most Canadians already knew, even when the man still occupied 24 Sussex Dr. In a report released this week, he determined Mulroney carried on an “inappropriate” relationship with lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber. The Oliphant Commission began its work in 2008, years after allegations Mulroney accepted envelopes stuffed with cash from the shady Schreiber. Again, much of what came to light was not surprising. “The conduct exhibited by Mr. Mulroney in accepting cashstuffed envelopes from Mr. Schreiber on three separate occasions,

failing to record the fact of the cash payments, failing to deposit the cash into a bank or other financial institution, and failing to disclose the fact of the cash payments when given the opportunity to do so goes a long way, in my view, to supporting my position that the financial dealings between Mr. Schreiber and Mr. Mulroney were inappropriate. These dealings do not reflect the highest standards of conduct, nor do they represent conduct that is so scrupulous it will bear the closest public scrutiny,” Oliphant wrote. More notably, he took Mulroney to task for his untruthiness in many facets of the Schreiber affair, from the nature of the relationship to what he did in return for the cash that for years he denied ever existed.

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sured into the inquiry, specifically prevented Oliphant from looking into the Airbus affair. Despite that intentional omission, there is still plenty of evidence to show the RCMP was on the right track 15 years ago. It was not their investigation that damaged Mulroney’s already-sullied reputation, but Mulroney himself. In that light, there was no basis for the libel suit launched by the former prime minister, whose statements at the time were contradicted by his own evidenced at the inquiry. Finally extradited to Germany last August after years of legal wrangling, Karlheinz Schreiber is now in a German prison, serving a term for tax evasion. We may not see Mulroney behind bars, but we should see the return of $2.1 million at a minimum.

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Korea poised on the brink of war, but cooler heads should prevail W

hat if there really were a war in the Korean peninsula? Even by local standards, the rhetoric has been heated since the South Korean warship Cheonan was sunk by an explosion last March, killing 46 sailors, and it has been white-hot since “independent investigators” reported on May 20 that a North Korean torpedo had struck the vessel. Everybody is on hair-trigger alert, and the only communication between the two sides is by invective: North Korea has shut the “hot line” down. So suppose there is a local clash somewhere along the DMZ, the demilitarised zone between the two countries that follows the 1953 ceasefire line, or at sea along the disputed maritime frontier. Suppose it escalates: such things sometimes do. What would a full-scale war between North and South Korea look like? We are always told that North Korea has the fourth-largest army in the world, that it has heavy artillery within range of the South Korean capital, Seoul (which it promises to turn into a “sea of fire” in case of war), and that it probably has nuclear weapons. So would an interKorean war be a calamity? Yes, but mainly for the North. North Korea’s weapons are a long way from being state-of-the-art. Its air force is a flying scrapyard: around 400 Russian MiG-17, MiG-19 and Mig-21 fighters or their Chinese equivalents (all designs that first flew in the 1950s or 60s), and

International Affairs GWYNNE DYER only three dozen relatively modern Mig-29s that are reserved for the air defence of Pyongyang. It also has around 200 ground attack aircraft, most of them equally antiquated. Imagine that Kim Jong-il gives the order, and the North Korean guns open up on Seoul. The million-man army (half of which is kept within a few hours’ drive of the DMZ) heads south, and the bulk of the obsolete air force takes off to support them. Meanwhile, a shower of short-range ballistic missiles, similar to the old Soviet-made Scuds, lands on air bases and command centres throughout South Korea. What happens next depends on whether or not North Korea is using only conventional weapons. If it is, then the attack fails quite fast. The North Korean air force is easily shot out of the sky, counter-battery fire and air strikes destroy the artillery that is firing at Seoul, most of the Scud clones miss their targets, and the North Korean divisions heading south across the DMZ are shredded by air power. No modern army can survive without air cover: the ability of aircraft to kill ground targets with high accura-

cy and in large numbers had grown a hundredfold since the Second World War. The South Korean and U.S. Air Forces have around 600 modern military aircraft available in South Korea, and the U.S. can reinforce that number almost without limit in very short order. A few hundred thousand North Koreans and a few tens of thousands of South Koreans would die in the fighting, but nothing else of great moment would happen. It’s not even likely that there would be a major counter-attack into North Korea. Nobody would want to upset the Chinese by invading North Korea: better to leave the Pyongyang regime to fall of its own weight after being humiliated by defeat. But that’s what would happen if the North Koreans used only conventional weapons. Whether or not they have working nuclear weapons, they undoubtedly have chemical and biological weapons in profusion. Wouldn’t they use them? They almost certainly would. That would make the bombardment of Seoul a much uglier affair, since civilians would have little protection against nerve gas or lethal bacteria, but it wouldn’t have much effect on the military outcome. The soldiers on both sides would have adequate protection, and their operations would be equally hampered by the presence of such agents.

THE VOICE Do you think it’s worth it for Canada to host the G8 and G20 summits, with the security budget being over $1 billion?

“I don’t understand what the point of the G20 is, so $1 billion seems extremely extravagant. I don’t know how we’re ever going to get that money back.” > Dave Sebele

“No, I think it’s a waste of money.”

> Kelly Buckley

> SEE DYER ON PG. 11

THE VIEW FROM HERE

“I would say that it probably is, because Canada’s a nation made of all different countries. That’s a heck of a lot of money, though.” > Nicola Griffiths

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“I don’t mind if Canada hosts it, but I think they have to learn to do it in a more economically responsible manner.” > Willis Freeman


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Elmira is not the right location for proposed biogas plant To the Editor,  In 2009, Elmira might have become the home for a bio-waste dump in town, had it not been for the municipality denying a permit because, along with other things, it did not meet zoning bylaws. This project that promised to lower residents' property values, increase heavy truck traffic, and violate the nostrils of Elmira residents and visitors had been averted – in part thanks to bylaws that apply to the property in question. As a home owner, it’s hard to feel good about the fact that now in 2010, rather than talk to my councillor a few blocks away at township office about my concerns with a proposal on the next street over, I have to con-

tact Queen’s Park in Toronto. The fact that the decision about a property less than a kilometre from the town hall can be taken away by the province just plain stinks – never mind the intended puns. After all, this “little local issue” is just about up to 80 trucks per day of various types of decomposing waste and rotting compost travelling Arthur and Church streets every single day, and a biogas plant, the largest of its kind anywhere. A Kitchener resident who works in Elmira, I attended last week’s greenhouse biogas tour in Niagara on the Lake and experienced the following smells: manure, rotten fruit, rotten veggies, rotten meat and ammonia.

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Of course the time is right for green energy, and it’s easy to see we are in the middle of an energy crisis, but that hardly seems a good reason to attempt to shame residents of Elmira into thinking we should accept this bio-waste dump site. We’re to just grin n’ bear its promises of odour and heavy truck traffic in our downtown, simply because the location in Elmira saves the expense of installing a few high voltage power lines further outside the town grid. Is this our only way to be green? Ontario’s government seems to have decided the only way to be green is to give big taxpayer money to big projects that promise big on green energy. To get more tax money spent

faster, and more projects built sooner, the province’s legislation – Green Energy Act – was passed, allowing for the first time ever for these kinds of approvals to be made by the province, not our local councils, regardless of local bylaws. You might be wondering how are we going to pay for all these fast-tracked green energy grants? Higher and higher electricity bills, and the coming Ontario HST, of course. I wonder when the people of Ontario and Elmira will finally have had enough of paying more in taxes, while having less say on how the money is spent?

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Harper’s insecurity showing in soaring costs for G8/G20 summits T

he price tag for yet another Stephen Harper photo op? A billion dollars … and counting. And that’s just for the security measures being rolled out for the G8 and G20 summits later this month. You probably don’t care about the international meetings, which will accomplish nothing. You probably do care about the epic waste of money. Think the Olympics. Only pricier. And not the least bit entertaining. And involving politicians, not people we can cheer for and idolize. Unlike the Olympics, the meetings bring nothing to the table for ordinary Canadians. The G8 get-together in Huntsville, scheduled for June 25-26, will pump millions into the local economy, undoubtedly helping Tony Clement’s re-election bid, but leaving most of us lighter in the wallet. The situation in Toronto, where members of the G20 will gather June 26-27, is likely to be a net loss to the city, with major traffic and business disruptions expected in the name of tackling perceived threats to a bunch of politicians. The biggest effort will be given to preventing participants from so much as seeing protesters – stinging words of truth being far more likely than terrorist bombs. It’s a billion-dollar boondoggle – a deserving title given that not long ago the Conservative government put the security bill at $179 million. Pricey for a pointless gathering, but nothing like the latest estimates. It’s no wonder the Auditor General plans to investigate. Less wonder still the government is trying to sweep the whole thing under a rug. “The reality is, in a post-9/11

From the Editor Steve Kannon environment, security will not come cheaply,” Transport Minister John Baird said in the House of Commons. Yet that doesn’t jibe with what’s gone on at other summits since 2001. Take a look at what other hosts have paid for security while hosting these international gabfests, and you’ll know why the public backlash is growing: 2005 G8 summit in Scotland, $110 million; 2008 G8 summit in Japan, $381 million; April 2009 G20 summit in London: $30 million; September 2009 G20 summit in Pittsburgh, $18 million. By comparison, $1 billion for a three-day vacation in Ontario calls for an explanation. With the numbers coming under greater scrutiny, much is being said about where that money – which works out to about $12,916,666.67 an hour – could have been better spent, especially in a time of restraint. Some wags have suggested Canada should have hosted the upcoming summits in Nunavut: security would be simple, because there would be no protesters or threats of any kind. Actually, that’s not a bad idea. Of course, a better idea would have been to pass on hosting the summits in the first place. The location of these meetings, which may serve some purpose, is irrelevant. There are already places set up for this kind of thing, so another

Dyer: Erratic North Korea an enigma

gathering of politicians would come with minimal expense: the United Nations or Davos, Switzerland come to mind. Again, unlike the Olympics, there’s not even a pretext of economic benefits for the host city: there are only expenses. There will be no spinoff from tourism, for instance. But there would be no photo op for Harper and his cabinet, nor a chance to spread around a bit of pre-election cash to a few well-chosen recipients if we weren’t the host. Clearly, there’s no good reason to spend all this money. Then there’s the larger “is it worth it?” question: why spend so much money on security in the first place? Are these politicians and hangers-on really at risk? Not likely. And if something did happen, the cost-benefit ratio is still out of whack. Of course, no host country would want the black eye that came from having something go wrong on its watch; it’s for that reason that we’ll waste tax dollars strictly for the optics. Even if things go to Harper’s plan, however, his government’s already tarnished reputation suffers. Profligate spending has become a hallmark of his tenure, despite promises to the contrary. Residents of the host communities will be put out, especially in Toronto. Protesters with legitimate concerns to air will be shunted aside and mistreated. He’s already being pilloried for his stance on maternal programs, bank reform and climate change. Harper had better make sure he shows up on schedule for the group pictures this time around – the photo op will be his only high point.

> CONTINUED FROM PG. 09 Nuclear weapons are a different matter, but it’s far from certain that North Korea has any operational ones – that is, ones that would work reliably, cause an explosion at least in the kiloton range, and are small enough to fit inside a bomber or on top of a missile. More to the point, for North Korea to use such a weapon would be suicidal. The nuclear retaliation of the United States would be rapid and overwhelming, and would effectively exterminate the entire regime (together, unfortunately, with a lot of other people). But since the North Koreans must know that, they would never act in a way that would bring that fate upon themselves. Nuclear deterrence works. So why did the North Koreans act so irrationally in sinking the Cheonan, if indeed they did? Nobody really knows, although they have long cultivated a reputation for dangerous unpredictability by doing such things, big enough to be shocking but not so big as to cause an actual war. Barring an accident, this event will not cause one either. But you can’t help wishing that the “independent investigators” that Seoul invited to look into the Cheonan’s sinking had not all been American, British, Australian and Swedish. Couldn’t they have asked at least a few Asians to participate? In fact, why didn’t they ask the Chinese to take part? They would have found it hard to say no.

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f you own a business in Woolwich, take your right hand, put it over your left shoulder, and give yourself a pat on the back. Then take the same hand, touch it to your forehead and salute the business owners who work in shops or office buildings near yours. You made it through the recession, and you are still standing. This was the message that nearly 85 local business owners heard from Alan Quarry, chairman and CEO of Quarry Integrated Communications, the keynote speaker at the first annual Salute to Woolwich Business event. Participants gathered at the Schoolhouse Theatre in St. Jacobs Wednesday evening, with businesspeople networking with other Woolwich business owners, elected officials, and senior staff from the Township of Woolwich over refreshments catered

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SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT WOOLWICH Alan Quarry (left) was the keynote speaker at the first annual Salute to Woolwich Business event, held Wednesday in St. Jacobs. The gathering was organized by Laurel Davies Snyder, the township's economic development and tourism officer, and chief administrative officer David Brenneman. by the Stone Crock. A local business tradeshow was held on the lower level of the Schoolhouse Theatre, where businesses were able to rent a table to showcase their brand,

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Canoeing The Grand was launched in 1991 to fill a need for a family recreation activity that brings nature and people together. They are the region’s canoe and kayak trip and rental specialists. Canoeing The Grand is best known for its shuttle destination service with luxury passenger van and custom canoe trailer from their location near Freeport Hospital to pre-determined drop-off points upstream on the majestic Grand River. You can then paddle the Grand River with the current at your own leisurely pace, taking in the sights, scents, and the quiet of nature. You can plot a trip averaging 2 hours at a steady leisurely paddle from Breslau to Freeport, an 8 hour trip from Westmont Rose to Freeport, or several launch points in-between. They also service Freeport to Blair and Riverbluff’s Park (Cambridge), or all the way to Paris (ask for details). You choose the trip you want to enjoy and set your own pace. You can fish as you go or stop along the way for a riverside picnic. It’s not uncommon to see wild Ducks, Canada Geese, Great Blue Heron, Deer, Foxes, and other wildlife. When you finish your paddle, you simply get into your car and drive. No hassles, no planning with two vehicles—No Problem. Canoeing The Grand provides individuals and families with all the gear you will need. Think of them for your fundraising events, group outings, and corporate team building exercises with added discounts available. They can also provide rentals without shuttle so you can paddle up and downstream from the Freeport launch. Canoeing The Grand is open weekends 8am-7pm, and weekdays 9am to late afternoon in June, July and August. Ask about Gift Certificates—just in time for Father’s Day!

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Buying major appliances should be viewed as a long term investment—they can last for up to a dozen years or longer. When you shop, you should look for two price tags: the price tag you see in the store, and the appliance’s “second price tag”—the cost of the energy needed to run the appliance over its lifetime. Choosing an energy efficient model from K-W Appliance Plus can add up to substantial savings over time. The knowledgeable and courteous sales associates at K-W Appliance Plus will guide your choices and ensure the appliance you buy meets your needs, has the features and warranties you want, and is attractive to enhance the décor of your home. Whether it’s a replacement unit, a new home purchase or custom built-ins that reflect your lifestyle, K-W Appliance Plus has a large in-stock selection in their 6,000 square foot showroom with respected brands such as Inglis, Whirlpool, Crosley, Kitchenaid, Maytag, Jenn-Air, and Amana. They also carry a full selection of venting, wine coolers, Napoleon gourmet grills, and Water Boss water softeners. Free layaway is no problem and extended payment plans are available. Fast delivery is available to minimize your downtime. K-W Appliance Plus will provide the most competitive prices, plus all the information you need to make a purchase with confidence. Owners Karen Moffatt & John Gleghorn and the staff invite you to stop by the showroom to see the latest energy efficient models on display to make your household chores simpler, less timeconsuming, and more convenient. Get the most value from your money!

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hey’re practically giving away strawberries at grocery stores this week. Three containers for as little as $5. Incredible. The catch: They’re from the USA. Still want them? Are they safe? We have to assume they are, or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency wouldn’t let them into our country. But even with safeguards in place, more people are looking at labels to determine a product’s country of origin. That can be a disappointing pursuit. The label may say virtually nothing substantial, from a farming and production perspective. For example, Product of USA doesn’t tell you anything about the practices used to grow it. Marketing campaigns can help shed some light. But so far the best promotion is proclaiming your product is homegrown. This represents a huge opportunity and point of distinction for Ontario agriculture and those who support it – or should support it, such as grocery stores. Farmers have complained in the past that stores haven’t given homegrown

Food For Thought Owen Roberts products the profile or support they deserve. A lot of people want to buy local products, but stores won’t charge a premium for them (and share the proceeds with farmers who grow or raise them) because they might appear uncompetitive. In some cases, they won’t even handle them because, they say, the quantity or quality is inconsistent. I don’t accept this argument. All kinds of imported products are seasonal, yet grocery stores stock them. I think it’s a poor excuse to take the easy way out. That said, we know price continues to drive most consumers. Those looking for an alternative, those willing to support local farmers, need a little more information. That’s where the farm community needs to step up. I really like the way various kinds of meat are

being labelled, such as Ontario corn-fed beef. The name itself tells you the product’s origin and a basic fact about its production. The next step in continuing to close the gap between health and agriculture – in this case, locally grown products – is by providing what some call evidence-based information. Programs such as the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! campaigns, the local food maps and the local food tourism efforts have done a superb job of raising the collective consciousness about the abundance of local food. What’s needed is a central information source that can explain the nutritional, environmental and social virtues of Ontario-grown food. This would be a boost for Ontario agriculture and help farmers here service their biggest potential customer base. Maybe more consumers would be willing to pay the true cost of food and keep farmers from having to beg governments for bailouts if they had supporting evidence that Ontario-grown products were better.

The same goes for new Canadians. There are two approaches to meet their dietary needs, and both have merit for Ontario farmers. First, try to grow what they’re used to eating, and replace imports. Second, help them understand the alternatives that exist in their new homeland. Now, we basically put a new menu in front of them, and expect them to understand. That’s not communication. Through research at the University of Guelph, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has invested significantly in an initiative that’s new to the agri-food sector called knowledge translation and transfer. It’s designed in part to help people understand the complexities of the food system – to translate new knowledge so it’s understandable to the public and other decision makers, and then to transfer it to those who need it. This program has the potential to help farmers and consumers, and to make a big difference in the uptake of Ontario-grown products.

Salute: What Woolwich offers > CONTINUED FROM PG. 13 Woolwich and show you that we are here to help you and support you in your future growth.” Having recently decided to move his business, which employs more than 100 people, from Waterloo to St. Jacobs – Quarry Integrated Communications will occupy much of the newly renovated Riverworks building by July 5 – Quarry told those in attendance that Woolwich is an ideal place for a business, old or new, to grow, due to the open minds of the people who live here. Originating in K-W, Quarry now has offices in St. Jacobs, Toronto, Raleigh, NC, and San Jose, CA. “Since the recession, it’s not just business as usual anymore – it’s

business as unusual,” he explained. “We need to be working together – it’s ‘we-go,’ not ego.” Quarry mentioned that consumers are looking for new and different things from the businesses they choose, and that those companies who can reinvent themselves are the ones who will do best. “I have never met someone in the Woolwich business community who says ‘No, we can’t do that’ or ‘that’s not how we operate here. For new organizations, finding a place that is ready and willing to adapt and change, like Woolwich, is extremely important.” While Davies-Snyder is still analyzing the results of this first outing, next year’s event has already been scheduled for May 11, 2011.

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A WELCOMING SMILE

New building gives Leroy’s Auto Care the extra space it needs

A growing customer base means Leroy Martin spends more time behind the counter and overseeing the business.

Since branching out on his own, Leroy Martin has seen a steady expansion in business, necessitating last month’s move

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hen Leroy Martin started Leroy’s Auto Care in 2006, it was a one-man show operating out of a two-bay garage on Howard Avenue. Four years later, the business has eight employees and has moved to a brand-new building, having outgrown the old one. Leroy first got his hands dirty while growing up on his parents’ farm, where old vehicles were passed to

him to tinker with. In high school, he decided he wanted to be a mechanic and started an apprenticeship. After 12 years working in the auto repair industry, at Galaxy Auto in Elmira and Northfield Auto in Waterloo, Leroy decided it was time to branch out on his own. With new houses being built and new people moving to Elmira, there was enough business to support another me-

A NEW PLACE TO CALL HOME The new building offers 8,500 square feet of space and 18foot ceilings in the main shop area.

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chanic. It was important to Leroy that he wasn’t taking customers away from the other garages in town. Whether they were going to have enough work was the big question, said Leroy’s wife Donna. Quitting his job to start a new business was a gamble, especially with a young son, but she supported him fully. “I always knew it was

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Leroy’s: Deciding to go out on his own, Leroy saw business blossom > CONTINUED FROM pG. 16 his dream to own a business, and I was all for it.” They relied on word of mouth and references to get the business established. Business started slowly at first, but two months later, Leroy hired his first employee. “It just takes time, until people know that you’re there, know what you’re doing,” he said. Knowing that trust

between customer and mechanic is vitally important to anyone working in the auto repair industry, Leroy made quality work and integrity the foundation of his business. Over the past three and a half years, he was worked to build a reputation for trustworthy service. As that reputation spread, the business has grown. They added a third bay to the garage to be able to service more vehicles. When

they still had more customers than space, they came up with the idea of adding an evening shift, proving there’s truth in the saying that necessity is the mother of invention. One of the mechanics thought he would enjoy working the later shift, and they decided to give it a try. The late shift proved especially popular with other businesses, which appreci-

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THE CREW THAT GREW Leroy Martin (left) and the mechanics at Leroy’s Auto Care: Kirby Martin, Gavin Shantz, Merlin Frey, Brand Shantz, Kendrick Frey, Maynard Bauman and Al Zettler.

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oolwich Community Services is an agency with deep roots in this community; on June 15, it will celebrate its 35th anniversary. It’s also a milestone for executive director Don Harloff, who has been with the organization for 20 years. Woolwich Community Services started life as the Woolwich Community Information Centre, operated out of the back of Linda Snyder’s home by a group of local women. Snyder explained that in 1974, they were stay-at-home moms with an interest in contributing to the community. They got a $100 grant from the Canadian Mental Health Association to put in a phone and buy some supplies. The newly-formed agency was open three mornings and one evening a week. For each shift, one mother took care of the children while two others answered questions about various government programs and helped people who dropped in with forms to complete or problems to sort through. “It was a good time for us. Several of us were fairly

new to the community and it helped us to become part of the community while enjoying being involved in social services,” Snyder wrote in an email.” A little over a year later, the township council offered them space in the township office. It was the first expansion of many over the next 34 years. Today, WCS delivers programs to assist people from birth, when it offers interpretation services through the St. Jacobs Family Support Centre, right up to the senior years, with mobility devices and help with tax preparation. The agency also runs a food hamper program, the youth centre, the Kids and I resource centre, the family violence prevention program, a thrift store and an employment resource centre, among others. Harloff estimates that one in four people in Woolwich and northern Wellesley Township will use one of those programs in a given year. Since Harloff started working at WCS in 1990, the agency’s budget has tripled. Less than 50 per cent of its costs are covered by government funding. The St. Jacobs Family Support Centre, for

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example, receives some government funding but the level has stayed the same since 2000. Harloff noted that his job has evolved from coordinating programs and services to finding the money to pay for them. It’s a job that is made easier by the community, which pours in time, donations and goodwill. Last year volunteers put in more than 7,500 hours – the equivalent of four full-time staff. When the agency is experiencing a shortfall, it has only to appeal to the community, and donations come flooding in. “It’s that kind of quick response that you get from the community when we’re facing a tough time that’s quite remarkable,” Harloff said. “I can’t believe how helpful this community is.” Over his 30-year career in social services, Harloff has seen a number of trends and approaches come and go. He’s a firm believer in the advantages of the “one-stop shop” model that WCS offers. Because all of its programs are delivered under one roof, it’s easy to connect people to different programs. “You may come for one reason and leave with three different answers,” he said.

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Attitudes toward social services have also shifted over that time, but Harloff is cautious about saying they’ve changed completely. People can still be quick to blame others for their circumstances or leap to conclusions about their situation. He reminds them that many people are still living paycheque to paycheque. “What if you lost your job? You’re only a couple of cheques away from needing a food hamper or needing Ontario Works.” Although WCS is approaching the limits of what it can do with its resources, Harloff believes it could still be doing more. The agency recently hired a new staff person – the first addition to the staff in 10 years – to work on those areas, reaching further into a community it has assisted for 35 years. Woolwich Community Services is marking its 35 years during its annual general meeting June 15 at the Elmira Legion from 7 to 9 p.m. The community is invited to come to the meeting and hear Katherine Piggott of the Region of Waterloo Public Health and Peter Katona, executive director at Foodlink, speak about local food.

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itness clubs and weight training aren’t for everybody. Some just don’t enjoy that kind of exercise. However, that doesn’t mean that health isn’t a priority. It’s finding the right kind of exercise that stimulates you that’s the tricky part. Maybe you can relate to the following statement. “I exercise: I walk my dog one or two times every day”. I hear this all the time and it drives me bonkers. Short and sweet, that just doesn’t cut it. Sure it’s better than plopping yourself down on the couch or in front of your computer, but it won’t make you more fit. And weeding the flower garden or putting a back deck on your house over a weekend aren’t ways to gauge your fitness level either. What is the solution? Maybe all that is needed is to tweak what you are currently doing or add some new choices into the mix. I have come up with a list of outdoor exercises that improve your fitness simply by adding some resistance or intensity to them. If you like walking, switch to urban poling for 60 minutes. Urban poling is a full body workout that will increase your heart rate and oxygen intake and incorporate more muscle activation. You will burn 20-30 per cent more calories than regular

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animalistic traits that serve them well in the wild. Tyler Read makes a snack out of this old log lying around the Scouts’ storage facility.

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2) AWArdS

>>Random awards are scattered

and hung around this space dating back to the early ‘70s. The sawnlog awards are a 1st and 2nd place for Pioneering Skills won by the Elmira Scouts of 2006.

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3) frAMEd dOCuMEnt

>>This old document is the original Boy Scout Association Charter for the Elmira chapter, signed Nov. 30, 1935. Scouting was alive and well long before the charter was signed, with groups forming in 1912. Preparations are underway for their 100th anniversary next year.

4) frAMEd PiCturES

>>Brothers Brent and Sean

Jaworski were presented high ranking Scouting awards from then-governor general Adrienne Clarkson on Nov. 15, 2002.

5) SnOWSHOE

>>The vintage snowshoe that

Mackenzie Stumpf holds was restrung by former Scouts for future Scouts to enjoy. The group has about 10 sets that they still use for winter camps.

6) WOlf On A StiCk

>>The stuffed wolf head belonged

to the First St. Jacobs Scout group before landing here in the late ‘90s after the group folded. The St. Jacobs group was short-lived and

little is known about this part of scouting history in the township.

7) bACkPACk

>>Brody Altman carries his dad’s

pack filled with all the essential gear for their next camp June 30. The troop will be heading to Georgian Bay’s Camp Massasauga, a provincial park and protected sanctuary for the Massasauga rattlesnake. It’s home to prairie warblers, five-line skink, hybrid toads and map turtles. Brody’s dad

Brad just received his five-year certificate and pin for leadership.

(located directly underneath) in 1995. Brody and Tyler were the corecipients of the award this year.

Award for their troop, which they plan to present at the next meeting.

8) tHAnk-YOu Sign

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>>Brody and Tyler prepared a

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Elmira ringette player caught in boundary dispute KATIE HARNOCK

> Wheelchair squad continues winning ways The Canadian women’s national wheelchair basketball team dominated the 2010 Paralympic Cup championship last weekend, winning gold with a 62-46 victory over the Netherlands. The Canadian squad, which includes Elmira’s Katie Harnock, outscored their opponents 242-163 over four games. Their closest game was in the final against the Netherlands, when the Dutch pulled within four points midway through the fourth quarter. Thanks to some juggling of lineups, the Canadians were able to re-establish a double-digit lead in the final minutes. In the men’s wheelchair basketball championship, Canada lost to Great Britain 53-42 in the final. The Paralympic World Cup is held in Manchester, England every year. The tournament is a warmup for the 2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships which will be held in Birmingham July 5-17. The Canadian men’s and women’s teams are looking to defend their world titles.

Joni Miltenburg Maggie Wang ast year Maggie Wang joined Lgette the St. Clements Junior A rinwants to team after some coaxing from the Already a talenttend goal for ed hockeycoach. goalie, she discovered enjoyed ringette, made some St. Clements, she good friends and helped the team provincial championship. but Waterloo winHertheringette career might be over after that one season, thanks may have to rules about where girls can another idea playThe. Ontario Ringette Association dictates that if a player’s home ringette association doesn’t in mind

have a team at her level, she has to go to the closest centre with a team. In Wang’s case, Woolwich doesn’t have a Junior A team and the closest centre is Waterloo. However, playing for Waterloo isn’t an option for her; she wants to play with her friends, and she also relies on getting rides from her teammates’ parents, as her parents, with nine kids in sports, don’t have time to take her. Waterloo Ringette has declined to release her, and unless they release her or cut her from their

Elmira's Maggie Wang may be forced to give up ringette due to rules that would make her ineligible to play for her chosen team in St. Clements.

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The Waterloo Regional Synchro Club emerged as top club in the province at the Ontario Open Age Groups synchronized swimming championships last weekend in Toronto. Sarah Adams of Heidelberg won gold in the 13-15 duet category with her partner Emily McKenzie. She also brought home gold for the 14-year team and 14-year figures events. Klaudia Mazurek of Conestogo won silver in the combo team and 16-20 team competitions. Grace Adams, also of Heidelberg, won silver in the 16-20 team category. With more than 600 swimmers, the Ontario championships are the largest swimming championships in the country.

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THEY'RE THE TOPS The Waterloo Region Synchro Club’s 16-20 year team

accepted the aggregate trophy for top club in the province at the Ontario Open Age Group championships last weekend. Back: Carolina Zarin, Amanda Roberts, Valerie Boudreau, Emma Lake, Carey Brooks and Adrienne Rinne. Middle: Klaudia Mazurek. Front: Grace Adams, Samantha Hiller and Kathryn Weber.

our EDSS athletes are competing in the provincial track and field championships in London this weekend. Matt Bannon, Jasmine Wilson, Emeka Agada and Madeline Charnuski advanced to the OFSAA championships from the regional meet held May 28-29 in Windsor. Bannon placed fourth in the midget boys’ 1,500 and 3,000-metre races to advance in both events. He is seeded 10th in the 1,500m race and sixth in the 3,000m. Wilson threw 35.66 metres in her final toss in the junior girls’ javelin

and heads to the provincials seeded second in the event. Agada was ninth in the senior boys’ high jump, failing to qualify for that event, but placed third in the senior boys’ 100-metre race to advance. Charnuski shaved twotenths of a second off her preliminary time to finish the senior girls’ 100-meter hurdles in 15.04 seconds, placing third in the event. Charnuski also competed in the 400m hurdles, but missed qualifying for OFSAA. The provincial championships take place at TD Waterhouse Stadium in London from June 3 to June 5.


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Hunting for moose comes with its own set of problems ast week, just before the draw deadline, I purchased a moose license and applied for a bull tag in my area. If you ever needed further proof that I am an optimist, this is surely it. That’s because I’ll be hoping my luck holds out against several thousand other hunters who also want to win one of the 96 tags allotted for our area. Applicants like me will find out later this summer, when the Ministry of Natural Resources draws for them, if we’ve been successful in our application. If I do win, I’ll be able to shoot a bull this fall. Which will mean that my back will recover by late 2015. The truth is that I much prefer the possibility of dropping a calf. And, more than likely, that’s what my license will be good for this season – which is just fine with me. There are plenty of good reasons to be happy with a calf tag, not the least of which is the weight factor. Quite simply, they are easier to haul out of the hellishly tight spots that dead moose seem to be attracted to. Moreover, they also are wearing the most desirable and delicious meat. The main reason I would prefer shooting a calf, however is that I will be hunting alone, as I do for most big game. That means, if I am

ing an otherwise pleasant hunt – or year. I am also working on an elaborate contingency plan to take a group of field naturalists on a nature hike – on short notice, immediately after I down and tag a calf. I’ll advertise it as a free guided tour, ask them to wear hunter orange and bring a frame pack. I’ll give a special prize to anyone who brings a mule. Then we will meander through the woods, identifying mushroom and plants, until we stumble upon my moose. That’s when I’ll suggest that everyone packs out a piece – unless they

Not-So-Great Outdoorsman Steve Galea lucky enough to tag out, I will then be faced with the universal moose hunting question: “Oh geeze, now what?” Well, there are several useful things you can do. First, you walk around the animal and kick the hooves – much like a person about to purchase a new car would. Then you tag it – that way if you die hauling it out, the coroner will know the cause. Since I’ll be stalking the ponds and woods behind my place solo, and I don’t own an ATV, my plan will be to field dress it (gut it) and then cut it up and haul it out, piece by piece, like an ant would, if he were so ambitious and mentally ill. Most hunters quarter and pack out a moose at times like this. I like this idea but I’d modify it a bit to accommodate my age and physical condition. So, if I do get lucky enough to harvest an animal, I will probably cut it in approximately 164 easy-to-carry pieces. No use ruin-

want to find their own way back. It might take two or three tours before the job is complete but, otherwise, I think the plan is sound. Of course, I could also try to convince my wife that this is the year to buy that ATV that we’ve always wanted. After all, she could use it to ride around the property and haul out wood. Or pick apples on those trees at the far end. But, quite frankly, I think I’ve got better odds of convincing a bunch of hikers that they ought to help pack out my moose. Or of getting a bull tag.

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Once-per-week lawn watering is in effect May 31- September 30. Remember that lawn watering days are based on the last digit in your house number. If your address ends in: 0 or 1 your watering day is: Monday 2 or 3 Tuesday 4 or 5 Wednesday 6 or 7 Thursday 8 or 9 Friday 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The following activities are permitted during the above watering hours for even-numbered addresses on even days of the month and for odd-numbered addresses on odd days of the month: • Watering of shrubs, trees and gardens • Washing of vehicles • Pool top-ups

Thanks for doing your part! For newly planted sod/seed lawns and nematode applications contact the Region for a permit. For more information: 519-575-4495 • www.region.waterloo.on.ca/water

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WIN WAS A BIG ONE The EDSS boys’ slo-pitch team hosted Southwood Secondary

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Loss to BCI puts Lancers out of championship tournament

School on Monday afternoon, defeating the visitors 19-5. A loss to Bluevale Collegiate on Tuesday put them out of the championship tournament. At left, Danny Marsh of EDSS eyes an incoming pitch. Above, Jake Martin tries to tag a Southwood player out at third, but the play was called safe.

Softball sees large jump in participation With interest in the sport growing, organizers are scrambling to find places to play Katie Edmonds

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surge in interest in playing summer baseball has left organizers scrambling to find places to host their games, a problem that doesn’t seem to have an easy solution. Some 11 years ago, Elmira fielded both rep and houseleague softball teams for young-

sters. But registration numbers began to fall by the wayside as other sports such as soccer gained popularity in the township and interest in softball subsequently waned. Since last year’s renewed interest, however, the sport has continued to grow, said Elmira Minor Softball Association organizer Greg Brubacher.

“Our numbers are up quite a bit this year.” As a result, the EMSA is fielding a number of teams this spring in T-ball (ages 4-5), rookie ball (ages 6-7, with eight-year-olds welcome as well), houseleague (ages 4-12) and rep ball (ages up to 18 years). With the renewed interest, the organi-

zation’s program has grown to more than 160 players this year from about 60 in 2009. Rep teams that are part of North Waterloo softball tend to travel to surrounding areas such as Conestogo, St. Jacobs, St. Clements and New Hamburg, whereas houseleague teams travel much less, playing their games in town.

With a greater number of kids wanting to play, comes a greater need for ball diamonds. “That’s our struggle,” said Brubacher, who has two sons in the program. “There are not too many places in Elmira to play ball during the week.” Currently, the teams use the diamonds at Lions Park, Riverside

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Plenty of

Fastball action returns to Linwood

heart in this Tinman

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GOING FOR IT Jason Thornton of Jacob Hespeler Secondary School (above) veers

around a gate along the Kissing Bridge trail. Thornton was in 43rd place after the 375-metre swim but made up the time during the biking and running portions, finishing first in the senior boys’ group. Top left, EDSS students Kristen Kaster, Vanessa Lachance and Jessie Lupert cross the finish line hand in hand. The event saw area high school students swim, cycle and run in various locales around Elmira on Tuesday.

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Woolwich gymnasts review a season of glories

HONOURS AND ACCOLADES The competitive gymnasts at the Woolwich Gymnastics Club show off the certificates, ribbons and hardware they earned in competition this season. Back row: Natalie Mayer, Emily Ross, Jennifer Brubacher, Sarah Schilling, Dylan Horst, Kevin Sherk, Heather Arsenault, Zach Horst, Hunter Fordham and Nathan Shuh. Middle row: Sylvia Horst, Camryn Hea, Grace McBay, Rosie Martin, Morgan Hanley, Alana Bauman, Abby Hanley, Mackenzie Simpson and Allison McIntee. Front row: Kayla Frey, Veronica Bernard, Alina Kehl, Kelly Schwindt, Robin Porter, Sarah Runstedler, Sara Wideman and Owen Read. Absent: Courtney Gidge, Karly Hurlock and Sami Hergott.

he South Perth Men’s Fastball League has kicked off its 44th season, and Linwood is right in the swing of things. The village boasts two teams in the league: the Erb Electric Expos and the Linwood Junior Chiefs. The two teams were scheduled to face each other in the season opener, but that game was cancelled due to poor weather. Instead they squared off for the first time May 25, with the Expos shutting out the Chiefs 9-0. Don Freeman, coach of the Chiefs, knew they would have their work cut out for them. Last year the Expos finished first in the regular season, and they have most of last year’s roster back again. Last season the Chiefs finished ahead of four or five teams in the 15team league – not a bad result for a junior team. South Perth is an open league, with both junior (under 23 years) and men’s teams. “South Perth is always a veteranladen league, but they enjoy playing the good competition,” Freeman said. The size of the league has fluctuated between 12 and 20 teams, said president George Nahrgang. This year it stayed stable at 15; Bridgeport folded at the end of last season and was replaced by the Puslinch Juniors. The Expos joined the league when they were still Midgets, looking for more of a challenge than they were getting from teams their own age. Travis Martin, manager and the team’s catcher, said they have three new players and expect to have a strong team again this year. Although they play in Linwood and are sponsored by Erb Electric, the core of the team is from Elmira. They used to be the Elmira Expos until difficulty getting diamond time forced them to move to Linwood. They aren’t the first team to migrate out of Elmira; the Kitchener Cubs used to be the Elmira Cubs, until a shortage of diamond time sent them south. The Cubs and the Expos are two of the teams to watch out for this season. The Wellington Sox are another strong contender, finishing second in last year’s championship tournament. They finished behind the Sebringville Sting, which boasts three players from the Canadian national team on the roster and has won it all six times in the past decade.


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team, she can’t play. “I just don’t think it’s fair that other people can decide where you play,” Wang said. She wasn’t planning to play ringette at all last year; she was recruited by the team’s coach, Terry Nosal, when their goalie quit. Wang played hockey with Nosal’s son, and she agreed to join the team. Sheri Markle, past president of Waterloo Ringette, said last year was a special circumstance and they should have made that clear to her at the time. “In this case, we should have told her last year, ‘it’s a one year thing, it’s a unique situation, but the boundary rules are this and you should come to Waterloo next year.’” Markle said Waterloo Ringette isn’t trying to target Wang, but rather avoid setting a precedent of making special exemptions for players. “The rules are there and we’re just trying to stick with them as best we can.” Markle acknowledged that having played against Wang and seen how talented

she is in goal, Waterloo was eager to have her try out for their team. “She was released last year without us even seeing her.” The decision leaves St. Clements without a goalie – the goalies who were cut from Waterloo don’t want to travel to St. Clements. If they can’t get Wang back on the team, Nosal will be combing rinks again, trying to recruit another hockey goalie. Nosal understands the urge to get a competitive edge, but feels that things are being taken too far in this case. “There’s nothing wrong with being competitive, but at whose expense and at what cost?” They do have the option to appeal Waterloo’s decision at the regional and then provincial levels, and plan to do just that, although it is a costly process. If she can’t sway the decision makers into releasing her, Wang won’t be playing ringette at all. Leaving aside the issue of getting rides, it’s the social aspect of ringette that she loves. “It’s just not worth going through a sport without your friends.”


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THE BOSSWICH

A World of Sound Our World Festival of Music celebrates its fifth anniversary this weekend Steve Kannon

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owntown Kitchener may not be a jewel, but it does take on something of a sparkle in the summer months thanks to a host of entertaining events, including plenty of live music. This weekend is a case in point: Our World Festival of Music will fill the air around city hall with a variety of international sounds Friday and Saturday nights. Some international cuisine and some Fair Trade crafts add to the travel-the-worldwithout-leaving-home feeling. Now in its fifth year, the festival is part of Kitchener’s annual TAPESTRY Celebrations of Diversity. An

expanded version will greet visitors this year, notes the festival’s artistic director. “Our World has grown incrementally over the five years, and this a great way to celebrate the fifth anniversary,” said Lawrence McNaught of this year’s lineup. While the festival officially runs from 7 to 10 p.m. both nights, the whole thing gets rolling Friday at 6 p.m. with a bonus performance by the New

JAMES ANTHONY

TONY GOUVEIA Horizons Band, which will provide a jazzy feel off the start. The band will be followed at 7 p.m. by the Macondo Quartet, a Latin fusion quartet featuring three local musicians and a Chilean saxophonist. The quartet’s mix of local and international players reflects what McNaught was aiming for in programming the performances, all

of which take place in the civic square in front of the city hall. “I’ve tried to not only to bring nationallyknown artists, but also to provide opportunities for local acts,” he explained. Following Macondo will be deft blues guitarist and singer James Anthony and his band. Now based in Hamilton, Anthony is an accomplished player who hasn’t always got the recognition he deserves – “it’s always a great show.” The evening’s headliner will be Tony Gouveia, a Portuguese fado singer – fado being the urban folk music of Lisbon. Born in the capital city of Portugal, Gouveia came to Canada at the age of 13. His

THE SULTANS OF STRING father’s love of fado kept him exposed to the music of his roots, ultimately leading to his decision to become a fadista (fado singer). “He’s been called

the new voice of fado. He’s taken the traditional music and made it less folky, with more a popular sound,” McNaught said of Gouveia’s sound. For Saturday, the music will be preceded by a belly dancing display organized by Down Hips Dance Studio, after which The Bosswich takes the stage.

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TRACTORS TW-15 Ford 4W.D., 1402 Hrs,Cab,Air,Duals, 20.8x38 Rear, 16.9x28 Front, 2 Outlets, 3PH; 274D Massey 4W.D.w/236 Quick Loader, 3430 Hrs.,Bucket, Fork, 2 Remotes, 16.9x30 Rear, 12.4x24 Front; 1175 Case Dsl, Cab, Air, 5053 Hrs, 20.8x38 Rear, 2 Outlets; 656 I.H. Dsl Farmall w/3PH & Outlets, 8098 Hrs, 16.9x38 Rear; 656 I.H. D, Wide Front End, 3PH, Remotes, Torque, 4759 Hrs, 18.4x38 Rear; I.H. 400 Farmall Narrow, 18.4x38 Rear. COMBINE: M.F. 550 Dsl.,Cab, Air, 23.1x26 Tires; M.F. Head w/351 Melro 9’ Pickup; M.F.13’ Cutter Head w/ Pickup Reels; M.F. 13’ Flex Head w/Pickup Reels. EQUIPMENT #2500 Wilrich 29’ Cult. w/Levelling Harrows; 20’ Case F219-252 Disc w/Wings; 15’ Roller; 60’x8” Mayrath Wheel Auger w/Unloading Sweep Hopper; Avco N.I. 354 Tandem 2 Beater Spreader w/Rear Gate; 8’ I.H. Wheel Cult; 11’x6” Auger & Motor; 3PH I.H. 8’ Cult; (2) Grain Hoppers; Case I.H. 600 Forage Blower; N.H.892 Harvester, 2 Row Corn Head, 880W Pickup, Elec. Controls; 8T. Wagon w/Dion Self Unloading Box; Triple K 4 Row Scuffler; 3PH 8’ Blade; 3PH Work Saver 12” Post Hole Auger; Farm King 36” Grain Cleaner & Motor; 6 Sections Harrows; I.H. 3 Furrow 12” Trail Plough; (2) Parker #260 Gravity Boxes w/ Horst 200H Gear, 11.00x20 Tires; Turnco Gravity Box w/Joe’s Wagon, 10.00x20 Tires; BC8 Kneverland 5 Furrow Auto Reset Plough 12”-20”; GW 1700L Tandem Sprayer w/40’ Booms; 510 I.H. 21 Run Grain Drill w/Grass & Brome Boxes; Lucknow 81/2’ Snow Blower; 20’ Bale Thrower Rack; 6T.Wagon w/21’ Flat Rack, Implement Tires; N.H.316 Baler w/N.H.70 Thrower; Case I.H. 8430 Round Baler; I.H. Trail Mower;#489N.H. 9’ Haybine; #256 N.H. 5 Bar Wheel Side Rake; (2) 20’ Bale Thrower Wooden racks w/6T. Wagons; 20’ Steel Bale Thrower Rack w/Wagon Gear; 28’ Bale Elevator; 655M.F. 12’ Swather, Hydro; 16’ Tandem Bumper Hitch Cattle Trailer, AS IS. MISC 12” Elec. Grain Fan; Set Farmall Fenders; Steel Fence Posts; 15’x10” Patz Feed Conveyor; 3PH Reist Wood Splitter; Torch Set; 28’x6” Feed Conveyor; Ass’t. Tractor Weights; 10 Head Feeder Rail; Vacuum Pump & Motor; Forney #F225 Welder; Ass’t. Tools; T Style Platform Scale ; Cattle Crate; Round Bale Feeder; Feed carts; Cement Mixer; Old Fanning Mill; Plus Other Misc. Items. NOTE: The Wanless Family have rented out their farm. This is a good clean offering of equipment. LUNCH BOOTH

TERMS: Cash, Cheque, Visa,M/C & Debit w/ I.D. day of sale. Owners or auctioneers not responsible for accidents day of sale. Any verbal announcements given day of sale take precedence over written ads. PROPRIETER: ROBERT WANLESS (519) 343-5402 AUCTIONEER:

GRAY’S AUCTION SERVICE INC., HARRISTON BARRY (519)338-3722

Mechanical - Construction

AUCTION to be held at:

Breslau Airport Rd Auction Complex

5100 Fountain St., North, Breslau(Kitchener)

Mon June 7th 4:00pm Large quantity of Mechanical & Plumbing Equipment 15 + Rigid 300/270/400’s * 2 - Rigid 124 Reamers 25+ Rigid Threaders * 50+ Adjust-A-Roll Pipe Stands 60+ Benders * 10 + JET Chain hoists * 5+ 18'/24' Genie lifts 10+ Pallet Carts * 8+ Job Boxes c/w Vises * Pipe Wrenches 15+ factory Carts * 10+ Torch Carts * Ped Grinder 8+ Welders * 40+ 22Ton hyd Jacks * 6+ hammer Drills 2- New TANAKA Gas Drills * 30 + Wire Reel Racks 5+ Chainsaws * 5hp Water Pumps * Wheelbarrows Senco Screw Guns * Honda Generator * DeWalt Saw Aquacide hot Water/Pressure Weed Killer * leaf Blower Tree Saws, Pruners Sledges, axes * Mower * fish Ponds MoRE uNITS aRRIVING DaIly!!! Partial List ONLY!!!!!

No Buyer’s Premium!! VIEWING: Monday, June 7th, 2010 - 1pm to sale time TERMS: $500 Cash Deposit Required on Each Major unit Balance in 24 hours by Cash, Interac or Bank Draft or as assigned

M.R. Jutzi & Co

PRofESSIoNal IN ThE oRDERly lIquIDaTIoN aND aPPRaISalS of CoMMERCIal, INDuSTRIal, CoNSTRuCTIoN, MuNICIPal EquIPMENT & VEhIClES

www.mrjutzi.ca

519-648-2111

AUCTIONS Police, Government, Repo, Bankruptcy, Fleets & Others

Monthly PUBLIC Vehicle

AUCTION

to be held ONSITE at:

BRESLAU AIRPORT ROAD AUCTION COMLEX 5100 FOUNTAIN ST. NORTH, BRESLAU (kitchener)

Sat June 12th 9:30am 3 - 08 Crown Victoria’s 5 - 07 Crown Victoria’s 1 - 06 Crown Victoria’s 4 - 01/04 Crown Victoria’s 1 - 03 Intrepid 1 - 05 altima 3.5S 3 - 03/05 Kia/hyundai’s 2- 00/03 Malibu’s 2 - 00/01 Century’s

7 - 02/05 Ford Diesel handi-Buses 2 - 03 Dodge/Ford Cargo Van 4 - 00/02 Chev & Ford Pickup’s 5 - 99/03 astro/Venture Van/Wgn’s 1 - 01 Ford Diesel Prisoner Van 1 - 03 Saturn VUE FWD 1 - 01 GMC JIMMY SLS 4X4 1 - 97 Ford Diesel Cube amb 1 - 85 Ford E350 Rescue Van

64 Mercury METEOR Custom Convertible 88 Chev CORVETTE (5 Speed/T-Roof) 2005 Palomino 29’ 5th Wheel Trailer 2004 loadall Ta Car Trailer 75 GMC/Centurion 25’ Motorhome 94 IhC S2574 Sa Dump /w Sander, Plow, Wing www.mrjutzi.ca - website is updated daily as vehicles arrive Partial List ONLY!!!!!

No Buyer’s Premium!! VIEWING: Friday, June 11th, 2010 - 1pm to 5pm TERMS: $500 Cash Deposit on Each Vehicle or as announced

M.R. Jutzi & Co

PRoFESSIoNal IN ThE oRDERly lIquIDaTIoN aND aPPRaISalS oF CoMMERCIal, INDuSTRIal, CoNSTRuCTIoN, MuNICIPal EquIPMENT & VEhIClES

www.mrjutzi.ca

519-648-2111


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COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT NOTICE OF HEARING

June 21, 2010 On Monday, June 21, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. the Committee will meet in the The property is zoned Settlement Residential (R-1) and contains a single family Council Chambers of the Municipal Offices, 24 Church Street West, Elmira to dwelling and detached garage. consider the following applications. All persons interested in the applications may CONSENT APPLICATIONS B1/2010, B2/2010 and B 3/2010 Huron Homes Inc. attend and may contact Nancy Thompson at 519-669-6040 or 519-664-2613 (ext. 6040) regarding meeting details. Email: nthompson@woolwich.ca. PROPERTY: 330 Arthur Street South, Elmira GCT Part Lot 86 and Block 31 Plan 58M-27 PROPOSAL: Application B1/2010 - The applicant is requesting permission to sever The Committee will also consider signed, written submissions for or against the a parcel of land measuring approximately 24 by 83 metres from the north side of applications if submitted to the Township of Woolwich no later than 5:00 p.m. on 330 Arthur Street South for the purpose of creating a new vacant residential lot on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Submissions can be forwarded by mail or hand delivery full municipal services. to: Township of Woolwich, Attn: Jeremy Vink, P.O. Box 158, 24 Church Street West, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6 or Fax 519-669-4669 or Email jvink@woolwich.ca. Application B2/2010 - The applicant is requesting permission to convey a right-ofway, being approximately 3 by 6 metres in area, from the retained lands in favour MINOR VARIANCE APPLICATION A11/2010 – Chris and Charlene Phillips of the proposed severed lands (Application B1/2010) for the purpose of providing PROPERTY: 1853 Sawmill Road, Conestogo, Plan 601 Musselman Lot C, Part Lot B, access to the proposed severed lot. 58R-6788 Part 1 and 58R-7660 Part 1 PROPOSAL: The applicant is requesting permission to: Application B3/2010 - The applicant is requesting permission to convey a right-ofincrease the maximum lot coverage for an accessory building from 70 square meway, being approximately 3 by 6 metres in area, from the proposed severed lands tres to 85 square metres; and in favour of the retained lands for the purpose of providing access to the proposed increase the maximum height for a peaked roof accessory building from 4.5 metres severed lot. to approximately 6.4 metres; in order to permit the construction of a 73 square metre accessory building. Both the proposed retained and severed lands are zoned Residential One Unit Low Density (R-2). The property currently contains a single family dwelling and two sheds all of which are proposed to be demolished. The property is zoned Settlement Commercial (C-3) and contains a single family dwelling and two accessory buildings totalling 12 square metres. SIGN VARIANCE APPLICATION SV 1-2010 - Heidelberg Park (Township of MINOR VARIANCE APPLICATIONS A12/2010 – Eugene Pinsent Woolwich) PROPERTY: 135 Franciscus Street, Martin Grove Trailer Park, GCT Part Lots 5 and 6 PROPERTY: 2915 Lobsinger Line, Heidelberg GCT Part Lot 14 PROPOSAL: The applicant is requesting permission to increase the maximum height PROPOSAL: The applicant is requesting permission to reduce the building line of a ground sign from 2.0 metres to approximately 2.8 metres for park identification setback adjacent to a street (Martin Grove Road) from 6 metres to approximately 1.2 metres to permit the construction of a 16 square metre accessory building. The and to advertise community events being held at the park. The new ground sign will property is zoned Settlement Residential (R-1) with site-specific provisions permitreplace the existing portable sign. ting a mobile home / modular home park. The property is zoned Open Space (O-1) and contains a parking lot, concession MINOR VARIANCE APPLICATION A13/2010 – Colin and Opal Partridge stand, storage shed and recreational fields. PROPERTY: 37 Evening Star Lane, Conestogo, Plan 600 Part Lots 66 and 67 PROPOSAL: The applicant is requesting permission to: recognize the existing reduced lot width of approximately 20 metres, whereas 30 Further information about the applications may be obtained from Engineering and metres is required; recognize the existing reduced lot area of approximately 800 Planning Services at 519-669-6038 or 519-664-2613 (Ext. 6038). square metres, whereas 1,390 square metres is required; reduce the required side yard setback for an accessory building from 1 metre to DATED this 5th day of June, 2010 approximately 0.6 metres; and increase the maximum height for an accessory buildJeremy Vink, RPP, MCIP ing from 4.5 metres to approximately 5.2 metres; in order to permit a second storey Senior Planner addition to an existing detached garage. Engineering & Planning Services

PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING OFF-ROAD VEHICLES (ATVS, 4X4S, MOTORBIKES)

NOTICE OF NOISE BY-LAW EXEMPTION - ELMIRA

TAKE NOTICE THAT the use of off-road vehicles such as ATVs, 4x4s and motorbikes is not permitted on any property without written permission of the property owner, including Township of Woolwich property or park area. Permission of a tenant of the property is not sufficient. Charges under the Trespass to Property Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER T.21 may be laid against persons found trespassing. Breslau and Bloomingdale are areas of significant concern with respect to people using off-road vehicles on property without permission. The lands bordered by Fountain Street, Menno Street, Greenhouse Road and Kramp Road are being monitored for trespassing by the Waterloo Regional Police and the Township of Woolwich. Questions about the use of off-road vehicles in the Township of Woolwich may be directed to the Enforcement Action Line at Extension 6106.

The Council of the Township of Woolwich has approved an exemption to the Township’s Noise By-law.  Anyone with questions about this exemption may call (519) 669-6005.  The exemption allows amplified sound for the following event: St. Jacobs Mennonite Church Outdoor Church Service/Picnic Sunday, June 6, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gibson Park, First St. W., Elmira


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ELMIRA GARAGE SALE - LISTINGS MAP FOR FRIDAY JUNE 11 & SATURDAY JUNE 12, 2010

CLIP N SAVE GARAGE SALE MAP FOR FRIDAY JUNE 11 & SATURDAY JUNE 12, 2010

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2 81 Snyder Ave. N. 3 25 Duke St. 4 75 Arthur St. N.

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7 42 Riverside Dr. W. 8 35 Muscovey Dr. 9 29 Wyatt St. E. 10 2294 Flordale Rd.

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11 5 Phoebe Cres. 12 14 Eagle Dr. (Sat. only)

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Why does an accident in the northbound lanes of a divided highway tend to jam up the southbound lanes as well? Hint: Think cost-benefit analysis.

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Don scuba-diving gear, descend deep into the ocean and then re-surface too fast, causing dissolved and compressed gases in your blood to come rapidly out of solution, a condition called “the Bill & Rich Sones bends,” says marine scientist Ellen For southbound-rubberneckers, Prager in Chasing Science at Sea. an hour’s delay for a better look, but the cost of slowing down for At the surface, there is one atthey make their decisions individua closer look is a delay of several mosphere of pressure (atm) from seconds, while the benefit is satisfac- ally upon reaching the spot of the ac- the weight of the overlying air, tion of curiosity, obviously deemed a cident. This is just another instance then another atm for every 34 feet of the well-known social trap of “the good tradeoff by most motorists, (10 metres) of water down, soon tragedy of the commons,” or “smart explains Robert Frank in The Ecobecoming an enormous pressure. for one, dumb for all.” nomic Naturalist. As a diver goes deeper, his inWhat they don’t consider of course creased pressure causes the blood You never want to try this, is that their decision to slow also creto absorb more gas, which must be but how might a certain ates several seconds’ delay for each slowly gotten rid of before returnof the hundreds of motorists behind mismanaged water sport get your ing to the surface. body’s blood bubbling up and them, adding up to an hour-long Now consider a bottle of cham“boiling over” like an exploding jam-up. It seems unlikely that many pagne, its carbonation staying motorists would be willing to endure champagne bottle shooting out its cork? dissolved until you pop the cork,

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causing excess gas to expand rapidly and bubbles to shoot the cork across the room. “A diver’s body at depth can be likened to a champagne bottle that we don’t want to uncork. “Once while I was living in the Aquarius underwater habitat,” says Prager, a doctor made a ‘house call’ for a routine checkup, took a sample of my blood and brought it directly to the surface. The blood bubbled so violently it shot the stopper out of the vial -- a powerful and sobering illustration of what would happen if any of us, once saturated, made a beeline to the surface without going through decompression.”

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Send STRANgE questions to brothers Bill and Rich at strangetrue@cs.com


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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

500

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METICULOUSLY KEPT HOME

NEW LISTING $539,000

Large lot, 3 bdrms, 3 bths, backing on to farm land. Finished bsmnt, large workshop, lots of storage. MLS. Call Paul direct.

Is Donated To

KidsAbility With Every Home I Sell!

2,800 SQFT HOME ON 42 ACRES

NEW LISTING $639,000

Paul Martin

6+1 bdrms, 4 bths, surrounded by 100ft trees, 2 springs, pond, and riding trails. Geo-thermal heating system. MLS. Call Paul direct.

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

CALL DIRECT

519-503-9533 Elmira is my home ... let’s make it yours!

INLAW SET UP With seperate entrance. 5200 sq ft, 3 kitchens, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 3 car garage and extra long driveway. MLS. Call Paul direct.

$959,000

Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated 180 Weber St. S., Waterloo

HOME 519-669-3074 OFFICE 519-888-7110

$375,000

ONLINE www.homeswithpaul.ca

$247,500

Semi on corner lot backing onto green belt. 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms. Concrete driveway and patio. 5 appliances included. MLS. Call Paul Direct.

Paul & David Samis PHONE...519-745-7000 | DIRECT...519-502-0547

Motivated Sellers 2550 Northfield - NEW PRICE $381,000 OPEN HOUSE - Sat.June 5, 1-3pm Lovely 3/4 acre country property, easy commute to KW/Guelph, extensive upgrades, hot water heating (oil/wood), 2sty. shop, storage shed, tidy large home for entertaining.

7502 Sideroad 7 E. - $229,500 Motivated Vendors - Needs TLC - Consider the endless possibilities of this unique property on Hwy 6. Continue with a bed and breakfast and antique business and operate from home. This 1924 home has upgraded plumbing & hydro, UV system, new submersible pump and more. A two storey barn with parking at the rear of the property provides storage. A separate kitchen, bathroom and bedrm at the front offers the potential of a duplex.

541 Victoria St. S. - Kitchener $315,000 Infill Site! This property presents many opportunities. Consider a multi-residential development in a prime location, close to shopping, schools and parks. Do not hesitate to take advantage of an in-fill situation, services are available on bus route. Or consider a future investment. There are few sites like this that exist in the area. R-7 Zoning. Multiple uses.

www.paulanddavidrealtors.com

> CONTINUED FROM pg. 30 A Waterloo-based sextet of young performers, The Bosswich plays an upbeat mix of Jamaican-style ska and punk-influenced riffs. “They’ll start Saturday night off with a bang. They’re a lot of fun, with a real jump.” The music then takes a turn from brass to strings. The Sultans of String, to

Walk up attic to master bdrm & ensuite, fmly rm and lvng rm, seperate dining rm. Walk out bsmnt and sngl detached grge. MLS. Call Paul direct.

FEATURED LISTING

GREAT VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY 3,200 SQFT $429,000 Large house on large lot with fantastic great room. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. MLS. Call Paul direct.

REALTY LTD., BROKERAGE

Independently Owned and Operated

www.peakrealestate.com

Preparing Your Home For Sale Series Ask Wendy + Mary Lou

Q: What is all this JUNK? Decluttering Part One A: • Clean all non-essential items off of ALL flat surfaces

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

ALLI NORRIS

BILL NORRIS

OFFICE:

SALES REPRESENTATIVE CELL:

SALES REPRESENTATIVE CELL:

FAX:

HOME FAX:

HOME FAX:

180 Weber St. S., Waterloo, ON N2J 2B2

519-577-6248

519-888-7110

billnorris@rogers.com

OPEN HOUSE • SUN. JUNE 6 • 2-4PM

63 DALEBROOK ST., ELMIRA You’ll be proud to call Elmira “home” in this lovely well maintained 3 bedroom home.

Wendy Taylor

$294,900.00

BROKER wendy.taylor1@rogers.blackberry.net

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marylou@mmrealestate.ca

LINWOOD Plenty of living space in this century home located in the downtown core of Linwood. Close to school, church, ball diamond and the new Community Centre. Presently a four plex. A very unique property with potential development possiblities or easily converted back to a single family dwelling. Rare find!

$265,000.00

“You dream...We’ll work.”

to South Africa next week to perform in concerts related to the FIFA World Cup. The Our World Festival of Music runs June 4 and 5, 7-10 p.m. Performances take place in the civic square, which will also be home to food and craft vendors. The Multicultural Cinema Club will be showing music movies inside the city hall rotunda. Admission is free.

519-669-9885

allinorris@rogers.com

For more selling tips call or email:

Mary Lou Murray

519-588-1348

519-669-9885

519-888-6117

• Not using? Don't need it? Throw away or donate these items • Remove furniture or items that hamper or block walking paths • Downsize your dining room table by removing any leaves

Capping the evening will be Amanda Martinez, a Torontobased performer who for three consecutive years starting in 2007 was nominated for Latin Jazz Artist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards. Her debut album Sola won for Best World Music Album. Born in Canada to a Mexican father and South African mother, she’ll be travelling

Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd., Brokerage

17 Church St. W., Elmira

Our World: Music with a global perspective be precise. The JUNO-nominated band has been called “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity,” recognizing the sonic mix of Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms and French manouche Gypsy-jazz that is their sound. The Sultans’ new album, Yalla Yalla, is up for Instrumental Album of the Year at this year’s JUNO awards.

$284,900

519-669-1544 24hrs

Sales Representatives

Brokerage

UNIQUE, WELL MAINTAINED HOME

VERY WELL MAINTAINED

BEAUTIFUL HOME COMPLETELY FINISHED 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Extra large windows in basement. MLS. Call Paul direct.

EMAIL paul@remaxsolidgold.biz

FEATURED LISTING

> CONTINUED FROM pg. 31 GARAGE SALES

>>Giant Garage and Moving Sale - Fri. June 4, 4 p.m., Sat. June 5, 8 a.m. Corner of Duke and Bauman St. Elmira. Furniture, dressers, antiques and much, much more! >>Large Family Garage Sale 14 Eagle Dr., Elmira. Sat. June 12, 7a.m. - 2 p.m. Infant car seat, set of hard cover Bible story books, household items and much more. >>Multi Family Garage and Moving Sale. Menno St., Breslau. Sat. June 5, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Household items, furniture, lamps, collectibles, tools, antiques, exercise bikes and lots more!

GARAGE SALES

>>Garage Sale - Sat. June 5, 7:30 - 12, 30 Second St., Elmira. Living & dining room furniture, toys, playhouse and car, household items. >>Moving Sale - 26 Linpine Lane, Linwood, Sat. June 12, 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Furniture and household items. Rain or shine. >>Huge Household and Business Garage Sale. 6805 Line 86 (Stoltz Sales & Service). Corner of Line 86 & Floradale Rd. Cedar rails, kitchenware, Tonka, fire pit rims, barrels, skid steer tires, lawnmowers and new attachments, bikes, toys, tools, evaporator hood. June 4th, 5-7 p.m. June 5th, 7a.m. - 12 p.m.


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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

ELMIRA REAL ESTATE Independently Owned & Operated, Brokerage SERVICES

519-669-3192 90 Earl Martin Dr., Unit 1, Elmira N3B 3L4

BROKERAGE

Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd., Brokerage

R.W. THUR REAL ESTATE LTD.

Independently Owned and Operated

4B Arthur St. S. Elmira • www.remaxsolidgold.biz

45 ARTHUR ST. S., ELMIRA

OFFICE: 519-669-5426

519-669-2772

DIRECT: 519-572-2669 EMAIL: bert@remaxsolidgold.biz

BRAD MARTIN Broker of Record MVA Residential

Res: 519-669-1068

JULIE HECKENDORN Broker Res: 519-669-8629

TRACEY WILLIAMS Sales Rep. Cell: 519-505-0627

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Recently renovated with new kitchen cabinets, bath room vanity, some windows and flooring and new siding this two bedroom unit backing to green space offers a good opportunity for a single person or retirees. MLS. $55,000

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RARE OPPORTUNITY - near Elmira. Immaculate bungalow nestled in the trees on 7 acres. Updated from top to bottom! - bathrms, kitchen, hardwood flrs. windows, shingles. Huge fam, rm. w/ expansive windows. Fin. lower level. Prof. landscaped. MLS $699,000

ONLY 1 LEFT - A unique condo development backing to open parkland. 1900 sq.ft. of quality constructed living space. Finished rec. room. Precast concrete const. - in-floor heat r.i. Elevator. Oversized dble. garage. NEW MLS $413,500

OPEN HOUSE - Sunday June 6, 2-4PM - 160 Maitland Ave. North, Listowel

www.

Oversized principal rooms. Lrg. dining area. W/O from fam. rm. to deck & partly fenced yard. Fin. rec. re. & 4th bdrm. Tastefully decorated MLS $322,900

Cozy fam. rm addition w/woodstove. Updated windows, refaced cabinetry. Rec. rm. w/gas stove 4th bdrm. Great lot! MLS $289,900

LOCATION! - Large wooded lot. NEW BUNGALOW - 3 bdrms, 2 bths

(inc. ensuite.) Great rm. w/hardwood & gas fireplace. Cherry kitchen w/ ceramic flr. & walkout to covered deck area. Main flr. laundry. MLS $389,000

Sunday 1 - 4pm Located at 165 First St., just off Barnswallow Rd.

Signs posted Model Home 519-669-4558

$178,000 DRAYTON | Spacious home; open concept; large bedrooms. This is great value for the price. MLS

oPEn hoUSE SATURDAY JUNE 5 2-4PM 22 ScENIc DRIvE, DRAYTON drAyTon CAPE Cod

$309,900 | Spacious 3 bedroom home, backing to open space. Features eat in kitchen, formal dining or den, family room, mainfloor laundry, oversized double garage with walk down. MLS

$329,000 | Ideal for the empty nester who loves character and history and located on a country lot. 2 bedrooms, 2 bath. Beautiful woodwork and interesting architecture. MLS

A MUST SEE!!

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STARTING AT $299,900 | KNAPP STREET LOCATION! | Offering 1500 SQ.FT up to 2400+ SQ.FT plans, premium corner lot available, will customize. Model home opening soon! Call today for more information. Exclusive.

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VISIT OUR MODEL HOME IN ELMIRA

Saturday 1 - 5pm

MONIQUE BRUBACHER Sales Rep.

$299,900 DRAYTON | Located in the quaint town of Drayton in a quiet subdivision, this impeccable home features approx. 2,500 sq. ft., hardwood and ceramic, open concept gas fireplace, huge kitchen, 2nd floor family room, 3 bedrooms, 3 bath, finished basement. NEW MLS

Lots of living space in this 2500 sq. ft. + finished w/o bsmt. Rear addition Potential for in-law suite. MLS Reduced to $389,900

Tues, Wed, Thurs 2 - 7pm

DALE KELLER Sales Rep.

CEnTUry ConvErTEd SChool hoUSE

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LAURIE LANGDON Sales Rep.

oPEn hoUSE SATURDAY JUNE 5 2-4PM 818O cONcESSION 12

GREAT STARTER!

Property offers three bedrooms, eat-in kitchen with sliders to large deck, french doors separating dining & living rooms, sun room, main floor laundry. MLS 159,900.

Your referrals are appreciated!

DARREN ROMKEY Sales Rep.

oPEn hoUSE SATURDAY JUNE 5 2-4PM 20 SPRING STREET, DRAYTON CoUnTry ProPErTy

COUNTRY PROPERTY!

RED

SHANNA ROZEMA Broker.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURE PROPERTIES

BERT MARTIN, BROKER

Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, main floor family room, finished basement, double garage (28' x 22'), large principal rooms. New in 2009, roof, garage doors, paved drive. Most original windows replaced. All this on 1/2 acre 10 minutes from Waterloo and 5 minutes from Elmira. MLS. $345,000.

BONNIE BRUBACHER Broker of Record

$358,900 ELMIRA | Amazing family space in this 4 level split. Features formal living and dining. Main floor family, country kitchen with ample cabinets. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. MLS

GrAnd rIvEr 1000' fronTAGE EXISTING CHURCH seating capacity 175+. Major addition at rear in 1986, incl. full basement. Ideal for offices, lofts etc. Lots of possibilities. C-1 zoning. MLS $479,000

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 5 plex loaded with character! Always rented! Good cond. Large 3 bdrm. unit. Shows a good return. MLS $459,900

www.thurrealestate.com

A rArE fInd!

$1,300,000 WEST MONTROSE | 75 acres bordering Line 86 and the Kissing Bridge Trail. Executive Building Site and seclusion along the River to enjoy your very own camping site, fishing, picnics, canoeing; a dream of opportunities. NEW MLS

Elmira@royallepage.ca | www.royallepage.ca/elmira

Look, up the sky, it’s an air show over Breslau Katie Edmonds

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f you’re spending Father’s day in Breslau, don’t be alarmed if you hear the roar of engines outside your window. It’s a fleet of Canadair CT114 Tutor planes, better known as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, flying at speeds up to 590km/h, mere feet (1.2 metres to be exact) from each other in formation. The team of pilots will be dazzling crowds of people as part of the Waterloo Aviation Expo & Air Show, happening June 19 and 20 at the Region of Waterloo International Airport. “The neat thing about the Snowbirds is that they really seem to inspire people,” said Diana Spremo, director of media relations for the Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre. “Young people look up at the sky and say ‘I want to do that one day.’”

Other highlights will include the B-17 “Memphis Belle” Flying Fortress, the spectacular WWII bomber which was featured in the movie of the same name; a Navy Corsair, representing the Canadian Navy’s 100th anniversary in 2010; a Russian MiG-15, a 1960s L-29 Delfin military jet trainer and the much-admired historic Harvards and Tiger Moths. Mix in military power featuring modern jets, esteemed warbirds, incredible daredevil aerobatics, and top it off with a plane landing on a speeding motor-home, and you have an impressive show for anyone interested in aviation. “A lot of people love the modern jets that create the thunder,” said Spremo. “On the other hand, a lot of people love the World War II and vintage aircraft. We have a combination of both so there really is something for everyone.”

The tarmac will be covered with static display; additional aircrafts that don’t fly in the show but will be open, allowing visitors to see them up close, photograph them, talk to the pilots and crew, and sometimes climb aboard. The Aviation Expo and static display is open 9a.m. to 5 p.m. The air show begins at 1 p.m. Along with the planes, the event will offer visitors food concessions, a kids’ zone, a beer tent and autograph signings. Visitors are reminded to bring along their own chairs, sunscreen, hats and cameras. The cost for adults (aged 17 and up) to enter is $15 if you purchase your tickets online, and $18 at the event. For children (ages 6-16) and seniors it is $7 online and $10 otherwise. Children six and under can enter for free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.waterlooairshow.ca.


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FAMILY ALBUM STAG & DOE

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STAG N’ DOE

STAG N’ DOE MATINEE

STAG N’ DOE

STAG N’ DOE

Laura Hackert & Jedidiah Jacky

Tamara MacDermott & Carl Norris Saturday, June 12th, 2010 3p.m. - 9p.m.

Alli Norris & Mike Bauman

Thomas A. Martin & Stephanie Hackbart Friday, June 18th, 2010 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 5th, 2010 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. St. Agatha Community Centre $10/person - Tickets available at the door Early Bird Draw @ 9:00p.m. - Lawnmower -

STAG & DOE

Saturday, June 12th, 2010 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Linwood Rod and Gun 5710 Ament Line Everyone is invited, family event! Games - Raffles - Food - Fun Adult - $10 12 and Under - $5 5 and Under - Free

Elmira Lions Hall (beside Elmira Arena) 40 South Street West Great Music, Food & Friends!!! Oh Yeah maybe a few beverages

STAGE & DOE

STAG N’ DOE

Bobbie-Joe Strauss & Kurt Wissent Saturday, June 19 , 2010 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. th

Saturday, June 19th, 2010 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Cambridge Masonic Hall 1 Groh Ave., Cambridge $10/Ticket - Available at the door or call 226-338-2176 Great food, lots of fun, dancing & prizes!

BIRTHDAY

Tickets $10 each / $15 at the door Call 226-747-3076 Food - Raffles - Games Music - 50/50 Draw - Door Prizes

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

STAG N’ DOE

Sabrina White & Jason Oliveira

Elmira Lions Hall 40 South St. West, Elmira

$10/person - Available at the door

Woolwich Community Hall 29 Parkside Dr., St. Jacobs

Our Precious Little Toad!

Brad and Kristen Shantz, plus Heidi, their loyal K9 are pleased to announce the safe and healthy arrival of Sullivan Bradley Shantz! Sullivan graced us with his presence at 6:49 p.m. on April 24, 2010 and tipped the scales at 6 lbs. 12 oz.

$10/person - Tickets available at the door

Welcomed by proud first time grandparents Merle and Rita Shantz and Rick and Judi Thomas as well as many loving aunts and uncles and great-grandparents.

Music, Games, Raffles, Food, and lots of dancing

Special thanks to Dr. Raby

BIRTHDAY

Elsie Brubacher

Jeremy Lawrence Bingeman

Happy 90th Birthday June 14, 1920

Happy 1st Birthday June 5, 2009

Wishing you much love, health and happiness. From your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

A year has gone by, how time has flown. We can’t believe how much you’re grown. Jeremy, you are such a joy and so much fun. Oh my! Our little “JJ” is turning one! Lots of love, kisses and cuddles from Mommy, Daddy, big sister Julia, your 4 legged pal Lindy and the rest of the family. Grandpa (Gerry) Stoltz is watching from above and would be very proud of his little Namesake.

LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS The Heidelberg pavilion will be getting some much-needed sprucing up thanks to the paradise and District Lions Club. Annette Kuhn (left) recently presented Bev Baechler of the Heidelberg rec. association with a donation from the proceeds of the Lions Club’s annual Tree of Light campaign.

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SERVICE PROS AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE

TIRE

WHERE TIRES

Body Maintenance

ARE A

at

SPECIALTY, NOT A SIDE LINE.

RUDOW’S CARSTAR COLLISION CENTRE

AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE

THOMPSON’S

AUTOMOTIVE

21 Industrial Dr. Elmira

Providing the latest technology to repair your vehicle with accuracy and confidence.

Call Us At

519-669-3373

Farm • Auto • Truck Industrial • On-The-Farm Service

35 Howard Ave., Elmira

33 First Street, East Elmira, ON

519-669-3232

(Behind the old Trylon Building)

SERVICE PROS

ONLY FROM CHEM-DRY

Renovating? Let us do the clean up

SPRING CLEANING

RENOVATION CLEAN UPS! Call for Details

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www.completecarpetcare.ca

ROB McNALL

519-669-7607

LONG DISTANCE? CALL 1-866-669-7607

GLASS SERVICES

519-669-7652

21 HOWARD AVE., ELMIRA

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• Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning on Location • Area Rug Cleaning Drop-off and Pick up Service • Bleached out Carpet Spot Repair • Janitorial • Grout Cleaning • Carpet Repair & Re-Installation • Pet deodorization • Floor Stripping

Accredited Test & Repair Facility

519-669-4400 CARPET CARE

CARPET CARE

Complete Collision Service

AUTO CLINIC

Auto Tech Inc.

CONCRETE

IS FOR RENT

Chem-Dry Acclaim ® 61 Arthur St., N Elmira

519-669-3332

519.669.5790

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CONSTRUCTION

Design/ Build Agricultural/ Residential 6672 Ruggles Rd. Floradale RR#2 Wallenstain, N0B 2S0

Driveways • Sidewalks • Curbs • Barn Renovations Finished Floors • Retaining Walls • Short Walls Call for estimate

Willis Martin

DRAYTON, ON

-Framing -Roofing -Renovations -Repairs

519-669-3082

• 14 ton BoomTruck • 35 ton Mobile Crane

519-638-2699

DECORATING

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free estimates interior/exterior painting wallpapering & Plaster|Drywall repairs

519-669-2251 36 Hampton St., Elmira

YOUR

PLUMBING & HEATING SPECIALISTS!

C.J.

BRUBACHER LTD. 19 First St. E., Elmira

519-669-3362

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6982 Millbank Main St., Millbank 519-595-2053 • 519-664-2914 FRAMING

For All Your Framing Needs

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ST. JACOBS

24 Hour Service 7 Days A Week

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LAWN MAINTENANCE

> Excavating > Trenching > Backfilling > Fine Grading > Overseeding & Top Dressing > Lawn Seeding

Murray & Daniel Shantz ALMA, ONTARIO

PHONE:

519.846.5427 FAX: 519.846.5134

PLUMBING

TOWING

Steve Co.

Plumbing and Maintenance Inc.

RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL

For all your Plumbing Needs. 24 HOUR SERVICE Steve Jacobi

ELMIRA

519-669-3652

519-669-3373

Concrete Foundations Limited

Specializing in Paint & Wallcoverings

519-664-9999

You name it, we frame it!

76 Howard Ave., Elmira 519.669.3456 MESSAGE THERAPY

REGISTERED

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TEL: 519-664-1202 / 519-778-6104

20 years experience

33 First Street, East Elmira, ON

519.669.8917

ORTLIEB Read’s Decorating CRANE & Equipment Ltd.

1600 King St. N., Bldg A17 St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0

PLUMBING

AFTER HOURS

FAX: 519.669.3210

SINCE 1961

GLASS SYSTEMS INC.

PAINTING

1-800-CARSTAR

Ltd.

CRANE

CONSTRUCTION

ST. JACOBS

FAX: 519 664-2759 • 24 Hour Emergency Service

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• Store Fronts • Thermopanes • Mirrors • Screen Repair • Replacement Windows • Shower Enclosures • Sash Repair

AUTOMOTIVE

► Aerating ► Dethatching & Verti-cutting ► Fertilizing - Granular & Liquid ► Weed & Crabgrass Preventer ► Chinchbug Preventer ► White Grub Control ► Sod Webworm Control ► Cranefly Control ► Tree & Shrub Fertilizing ► Horticulture Vinegar ► Granular Compost ► Soil Testing !

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Call for your free estimate ELMIRA

519-669-1278

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

MASSAGE THERAPIST IN YOUR HOME Relaxation & Deep Tissue Massage CALL TODAY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT!

Lisa Stemmler, RMT 519-504-8004 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL SERVICES Your Source for year round property maintenance

Now Booking For:

TOWING AND RECOVERY

• Spring Clean-up • Top Dressing/Overseeding • Lawn Maintenance/ Landscaping • Mowing Packages Available • Mulch Delivery & Installation Telephone

CASH PAID

FOR YOUR UNWANTED SCRAP VEHICLES CARS, TRUCKS OR VANS WE PAY CASH WITH FREE TOWING PLEASE CALL

519-568-8666

Jeff Basler

519-669-9081 Mobile

>Complete Complete Lawn Maintenance >Flower bed maintenance

>Commercial Commercial & Residential >Booking for Spring Cleanup

519-505-0985

Phone: 519-669-1188 Fax: 519-669-9369

We call Elmira home but we service the surrounding area.

27 Brookemead, St, Elmira kdetweiler@rogers.com

Owner|Operator

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ROOFING

R O O F I N G

TOP QUALITY RESIDENTIAL ROOFING SYSTEMS Locally Owned & Operated Since 19 96

INC

AMOS

SEPTIC

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• Specializing in residential re-roofs • Repairs • Churches Serving Elmira and Surrounding Area for over 30 years!

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CALL SCOTT SEILING FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE. CALL NOW AND BOOK FOR SPRING!

Thousands of satisfied customers!

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Call or email Mike for your FREE estimate.

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CLEAN • DRY • SECURE

Call

519-669-4964

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Logos & Graphics Large format printing Decals & Safety Stickers

519-896-7700

With an expert spring tune up

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519-664-1809

parts extra

1600 King St. N., Unit #18

ST.JACOBS

22 Church St. W., Elmira

Tel: 519-669-5537

FAST, FRIENDLY SERVICE AT COMPETITIVE PRICES!

STORE HOURS: M-F: 7-8, SAT 8-6, SUN 12-5

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a division of 1678834 Ontario Inc.

• Roll Off Containers • Curbside Garbage Removal • Registered Hauler for OTS Tire Program • Total Trash Removal of • Apartments, Estates, Insurance, Residential sites • Locally owned and operated since 2001

FREE ESTIMATES

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519-669-1836 Thomas Martin

Have them read all about it in the Observer! Contact the Observer at 519.669.5790 ext 104 for more information.

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Celebrate Eucharist with us

Welcome to

St. Jacobs

Bloomingdale Mennonite Church

ELMIRA

Minister: Summer Worship Rev. Dave Jagger June 27 - Sept. 5 10 a.m. at Trinity Sunday School During Worship

Sundays - 9:45 am Family Worship Service 11:00 am Sunday School for all ages

Visit our website at: www.wondercafe.ca 21 Arthur St., North • Church Office 519-669-5560 “Our mission is to love, learn and live by Christ’s teachings”

1151 Snyder’s Flat Rd., Bloomingdale • 519-745-2411 www.bloomingdalemennonite.com

MY FINANCES

Sunday, June 6, 2010 9:15 and11:00 am

June 6 Your Guilt and God`s Love Church

SUNDAYS @ 10:30AM 5 First St., Elmira • 519-669-1459 Services at John Mahood www.elmiracommunity.org Public School

AM - Dale Ward PM - Reunion Quartet + Dale Ward

10:00 am

Wheelchair accessible • Nursery Care provided • Hearing Assisted

Series: Better Than Happy # 6 “A Life of Peace” Speaker: Stefan Konig 200 Barnswallow Dr., Elmira • 519-669-1296 Check out our website www.woodsidechurch.ca

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sun. June 6th

Upbeat Family

48 Hawkesville Rd. • 519-664-2311

Trinity United Church

NURSERY PROVIDED

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

Worship & Calvary United Sunday School

Mass times are:

19 Flamingo Dr., Elmira • 519-669-3387

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Sat. 5pm, Sun. 9am and 11:15am

•Stump Grinding

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PLACES OF FAITH Catholic Church

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St. Teresa

•Hedge trimming

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No God No Peace Know God Know Peace

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Get Pro results.

Waste & Recycling Services

P.O. BOX 111 Breslau, On. N0B 1M0 goldendisposal@bellnet.ca

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SERVICE PROS

WASTE MANAGEMENT

TREE SERVICE

or

www.biobobs.com

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graphfix ltd.

Vehicle Lettering

Waterloo Region • Woolwich Township

TREE REMOVAL

BICYCLE SALES & REPAIRS Signs & Banners

Inspections for Real Estate Septic System Repairs & Restoration Catch Basin Cleaning

100 SOUTH FIELD DRIVE, ELMIRA

SOIL

SKATE SHARPENING

Septic Tank Cleaning

Discovering God Together

519-669-2319 | www.wbconline.ca 4522 Herrgott Road, Wallenstein

“Making Faith Live” Sunday Worship 9:30 am - 10:30am

2 First St., Elmira • 519-669-5030

Gale

Sunday Worship 11am Sunday School during service

Minister: Rev. Dr. Linda Bell

Presbyterian www.galepresbyterian.com Church 2 Cross St., Elmira • 519-669-2852

Office Hours: M-TH 9-Noon & 1-3 • E galepresbychurch@golden.net

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Ismey (nee Kean) peacefully, on Saturday May 29, 2010 at Caressant Care Nursing Home Woodstock, Ontario in her 88th year. Local relatives: Emily and Craig Martin, and children gwyneth and Declan of Breslau.

>>Crummer, Bill At Listowel

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>>Wyszynski,

Virginia A. (nee Lunz) passed away Freeport Health Centre of grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the age of 85. Local relatives: Diane Ridler, Elmira, Rita (Edmund) Wiebe, St. Clements, Sandra (Brian) Ridler, St. Clements.

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JUNE 5 >>Out With a Bang â&#x20AC;&#x201C; season finale; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (time approx). Refreshments to purchase. Admission $3 kids/ seniors, $6 adult, $15 family (2 adults, 2 children). Woolwich gymnastics Club, 97 Earl Martin Dr., Elmira.

Events include cardboard boat races, firefighter games, ball games, chicken and rib dinner and more. Visit www. musicalmuskratfestival.com for a more detailed agenda of events and times.

JUNE 13 >>Wheels In Motion Elmira.

>>Victorian Tea/Silent Auction. Registration noon; event start

1-4 p.m. St. paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church is hosting a Victorian Tea in celebration of its 150th anniversary. Tea is for everyone: men, women, members and friends. Tickets $10/person or $18/ two (children 8 and under $5) and are available through St. paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church office 519-669-2593. A silent auction will also be held in conjunction with the tea. proceeds from the tea and auction will be divided between Christian mission projects and 150th anniversary costs and will be matched by a grant from FaithLife Financial.

JUNE 6 >>The music of Bill & gloria gaither, presented by The gloryland Choir; 7 p.m., Waterloo North presbyterian Church, 400 Northfield Dr. W. at Westmount. Free-will offering. For more information call 519-888-7870.

>>St. Teresa of Avilaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20th Annual garden party will be held at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 19 Flamingo Dr., Elmira. A cold buffet of ham, turkey, summer sausage, salads and dessert will be served. There will be continuous seating from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost of meal is $15 per adult, $6 per child ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. Lots of fun for young and old â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bingo, penny table, horseshoes, bouncies, bean bag toss, indoor and outdoor activities, play area for children 5 and under and much more! Come and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship. All are welcome.

>>Winghamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Musical Muskrat .com

FREE CONSULTATION Bus.:519.669.2632

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JUNE 11

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Festival. Most events are held at Riverside park in Wingham.

1 p.m. Woolwich physiotherapy, 8-25 Industrial Dr., Elmira (corner of Industrial & Oriole pkwy). Walk, run, wheel, ride 2, 5 or 10 km routes to help persons with spinal cord injury and related disabilities in the community improve their quality of life. Join us with your family and friends for a fun afternoon of live music, displays, wheelchair sports, draws and a barbecue. For more information or to be a sponsor please call 519-6692578 or 519-669-3014.

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>>goldstone United Church is

having a special anniversary service at 11 a.m. Lunch provided and Rev. Mel Sauer speaking. Bring lawn chairs and plan an afternoon of visiting and renewing acquaintances. Free will offering for local food bank. Hope to see friends of goldstone.

JUNE 15

New to the Community? Do you have a new Baby? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to call your Welcome Wagon Hostess. Elmira & Surrounding Area

SHARON GINGRICH 519.291.6763

elmirawelcomewagon@sympatico.ca

>>Join us for lunch at gale

presbyterian Church, 2 Cross St., Elmira. Sweet & sour pork with rice, salad, homemade bread, rhubarb dessert with ice cream and beverage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all for only $9. Served from 11:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 p.m. All welcome.

JUNE 19 >>Songs in the park, 7 p.m.

gore park, Elmira. Evening of band-led worship, hymns Bible readings and more on the theme of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Everything that has Breath, praise the Lord!â&#x20AC;? Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join together for this community worship event. Free-will offering for Woolwich Community Services Back pack program. Rain Location: St. James Lutheran Church.

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Tinus Clemmer of the Floradale station competes in the water ball game against the Elmira fire hall.

Firefighters muster up educational fun V

isitors at the Waterloo Region Museum in Kitchener last Saturday saw an old outhouse burn to the ground. The scene wasn’t an emergency situation, however, rather an exciting demonstration of firefighting methods throughout history at the 17th annual Emergency Services Muster. “They had girls dressed up in outfits from years ago, coming with their buckets to put the fire out,” said Floradale fire chief Dennis Frey, who helped to organize the event. “When they couldn’t get it out, they called the fire department, who showed up in their red shirts and the old black leather helmets; they were pulling a hand pumper. With the help of some bystanders, they were able to put out the fire.” This demonstration was just one of a number of displays, games and events at the Waterloo Region Emergency Services, Games and Parade, put on by the Waterloo Regional Fire Services Mutual Aid Association, in co-operation with the museum. The annual event featured demonstrations using the mobile kitchenfire simulator to educate the public on how to prevent stovetop fires, the number-one cause of residential fires.

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Events and displays, including demonstrations by the police canine unit, the outhouse fire and modern tiered-response scenario, took place throughout the day at the 17th annual Emergency Services Muster May 29 at the Waterloo Region Museum in Kitchener.

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June 05, 2010