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Residents out en masse to oppose gravel pit

AND SO IT BEGINS Union Gas contractors began working this week on relocates in advance of the Snyder Avenue reconstruction project. Major roadwork is slated to run May 12 to Oct. 22.

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Expect traffic delays during Snyder Ave. roadwork Steve Kannon

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hat would summer be without roadwork to cause traffic delays and detours? Elmira motorists won’t have the luxury of discovering that pleasure, as a major reconstruction job will close a key intersection for more

than a month. Woolwich plans a complete overhaul of Snyder Avenue South, a project that includes reworking the intersection at Church Street West. That portion of the job is expected to force a rerouting of traffic for 24 working days, starting on June 21.

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curb and gutters, and expanded sidewalks on both sides of the street are also planned. Meeting this week, Woolwich council awarded contracts for the project worth $3.2 million. That includes $2.95 million to

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onestogo-area residents have seen the future, and they don’t like it one bit. Painting a picture filled with heavy equipment grinding away all day long, dust filling the air and large trucks crowding pedestrians and cyclists off of area rounds, they called on Woolwich council to put the brakes on gravel pit development. The focus of their attention this week was the Hunder Developments bid for a sprawling pit immediately to

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the east of Conestogo. A public meeting Tuesday night saw some 150 people pack council chambers in opposition to the project. The proposal would see a gravel pit operation sprawling over 150 acres of land on two farm properties located at 128 Katherine St. S. and 1081 Hunsberger Rd. The company hopes to remove 4.3 million metric tonnes of aggregate, proposing to extract up to 500,000 tonnes per year. Township senior

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Arena advertising sales proposal proves a hard sell Steve Kannon oolwich councillors have shot down a proposal for raising advertising revenue at township arenas, calling it inadequate. The deal would have seen the municipality get only 15 per cent of the money advertisers pay for plastering their messages on rink boards or the ice resurfacer, for instance. The bid from Brideau Management Group

meeting, where the bids were discussed. “I don’t like it. I don’t think it makes any business sense at all.” BMG’s proposal would see the company sell, design and produce the advertising that would be installed at various spots around the arenas. The company recommended advertising rates that included $1,750 for a rink-board panel at the Dan Snyder or Jim McLeod arenas at the WMC, or

$700 at the Woolwich Township Arena. Advertising on the scoreclock at the Dan Snyder Memorial Arena would cost $1,500, while ad space on the ice resurfacer would set someone back $2,800 at the WMC and $1,800 in St. Jacobs. An in-ice logo would run $1,600. Fifteen per cent of the selling cost would be turned over to the township. Alternatively, if a user group such as the Elmira Sugar Kings or

Woolwich Minor Hockey provided a lead to a customer, the 15 per cent would go to that group. The contract would run for five years. Director of recreation and facilities Larry Devitt said the deal was similar to what BMG gets at other arenas in the region. Councillors were having none of it, however, arguing the arrangement would provide the township with only paltry sums, estimated at $7,200 in 2010 – staff had low-balled a budget amount of $15,000. Noting that $7,200 to the township would mean a gross of some $42,000 for BMG, Coun. Mark Bauman said the company would come out way ahead. To cap it off, he added, if user groups help sell the boards, being

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motivated to raise money, “the township could end up with nothing.” As well as the low payback – “Fifteen per cent seems pretty light” – Coun. Sandy Shantz expressed concerns the Waterloo-based company would draw on its existing client base rather than stressing advertising opportunities for local firms. “I’d like to see it advertising our community, not Kitchener and Waterloo,” she said, noting people here would be upset if the advertising stressed other businesses over those in Woolwich. Councillors directed Devitt to come up with a better alternative, perhaps using in-house resources to maximize the returns. “I think we can do better,” said Bauman.

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Riverside PS educator earns distinguished teacher award

> Cycling club a go in Conestogo A cycling club will find a new home at the Conestoga Country Club, as Woolwich council this week approved the necessary change of zoning. Originally contentious because owners had planned to build a new clubhouse and parking lot along Golf Course Road, the plan now is to renovate the existing facility to accommodate the cyclists. The current building is set back from the road, so changes there won’t have an impact on worried residents of the Conestogo neighbourhood. The renovations needed for the cycling club would likely take place on the second floor of the structure, and would include a lounge, a fitness area, shower and washroom facilities and space for bike storage. In approving the change, the township opted not to limit the club’s ability to build elsewhere on the golf course site, as previously considered.

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iverside Public School teacher Karen Bell-Scott is one of five teachers to receive a distinguished teacher award from the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. Bell-Scott was nominated by fellow Riverside teacher Steve Coe, who praised her commitment to education, both inside and outside the classroom. “I’ve wanted to nominate Karen since I started teaching at Riverside [four years ago],” Coe said. Bell-Scott is a proponent of teaching learning critical pathways, which aims to develop high-order thinking skills in children. In her Grade 1 classroom, BellScott works with the students to develop models as a class, which the students use as guidance to work in pairs and then individually. The intent is to teach children to go beyond the surface to a deeper, more thoughtful response and make inferences and connections. Outside the classroom,

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ABOVE AND BEYOND Riverside Public School teacher Karen Bell-Scott strives to instill high-order thinking skills in her eager Grade 1 students. she has taken part in Ministry of Education workshops and has also done sessions with principals and mentored at a couple of schools in Waterloo Region. Her interest in mentoring stems from a desire to improve as a teacher, BellScott said. “I want to do the best I can

do and have the greatest impact I can on my students.” Bell-Scott has been teaching for 15 years, the last 11 at Riverside. She has taught a number of different grades, but prefers Grade 1. “They’re such eager learners. They’re like little sponges; they take in what-

ever you can give them.” Coe didn’t tell Bell-Scott that he had nominated her; she only learned about the award at a school assembly last week, when Coe announced that she’d been selected. The award will be presented June 10 at ETFO’s awards and retirement dinner.

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hen Erin Spink first learned about the Action Canada fellowship, she was intrigued. When she read the bios of past fellows – doctors, professors, directors of institutes – she was a bit intimidated. Spink’s job with the Canadian Cancer Society has taken her to Toronto, but she still considers herself a small-town girl. She applied anyway, “on a lark,” and was thrilled to learn that she has been named one of this year's fellows. The Action Canada fellowship is designed to build leadership skills and under-

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standing of public policy. Of more than 120 applicants, a maximum of 20 are selected each year. The recipients come from all backgrounds and professions, from right across the country. The fellows will take part in six working conferences to learn about public policy and how it’s shaped. They will also split into smaller groups to work on a policy project related to the year’s theme. For example, a past group put together a proposal for a system of green bonds that would work like Victory Bonds for the environment. This year’s theme is eco-

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Erin Spink is excited about the opportunities that come with an Action Canada Fellowship. nomic transformations for Canada, and each applicant, as part of the application process, had to write their response to the theme. Draw-

ing on her experience working with volunteers at the cancer society and her own volunteer work with the Special Olympics, Spink wrote about social capital and its impact on economic capital. After submitting their applications, the candidates were narrowed to a shortlist of 30 who were interviewed by telephone and then flown to Ottawa to be interviewed by a panel that included Canadian astronaut Julie Payette and Newfoundland judge Malcolm Rowe. Each group will be matched with a mentor who will help

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Wellesley council approved another addition to township staff Monday night, giving the building department the go-ahead to hire a building technician. In a report to council, chief building official Rik Louwagie explained that new requirements for building permits, the shift of sewer inspections from the Region of Waterloo to the township and high rate of residential construction in the township have all increased the department’s workload. Hiring a qualified building technician on a full-time temporary basis would allow the department to eliminate the part-time clerical assistant hired in 2009. The building technician would take on those clerical duties, as well as tasks requiring more extensive training. The salary for the position, from June 1 to Dec. 31, is set at $23,760. The position will be evaluated prior to the completion of the 2011 budget.

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Arrest follows witness' call to report suspicious activity paraphernalia from a student at Elmira District Secondary School. The student was issued an official warning, and the school suspended him for three days.

>>4:56 PM | A dealer plate was

stolen from a vehicle parked on Riverside Drive in Elmira.

>>5:55 PM | A woman who left

her purse behind at a St. Jacobs business returned to find that someone had stolen it.

>>11:46 PM | A 54-year-

old man was transported to hospital after losing control of his motorcycle on a bend while travelling on Floradale Road, ending up in a field. He was believed to have suffered a bruised lung, possible broken ribs and a broken nose.

April 29 >>8:52 AM | A purse containing

a bank card, health card and other identification was stolen from a car that had been left unlocked at a residence in Heidelberg. Also sometime

suspect was arrested shortly after 8 a.m. on May 3 for stealing a roll of copper wire taken from a South Field Drive, Elmira business. Police received a call about a car in ditch; upon arriving, they discovered the driver had a suspended licence and took note of the wire in the back of car. A 47-year-old Kitchener man was arrest-

overnight, between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m., the perpetrator entered the home’s garage, rifling through some storage cabinets, but apparently not taking anything. Police remind residents to lock their cars and access points to their homes.

April 30 >>11:06 AM | A resident

reported the loss of a licence plate from a trailer. The plate bears the marker A8335R.

>>1:15 PM | An Elmira man was arrested on sexual assault

ed and charged with ‘theft over $5,000,’ ‘possession of stolen property over $5,000’ and ‘possession of break and enter tools.’ Police are crediting a witness who reported suspicious activity behind factories on South Field Drive. Police would like to thank alert citizens for their vigilance and for reporting the suspicious activity promptly. charges. Police remained at the scene until the following morning, when the apartment was entered for search purposes.

>>2:29 PM | A collision occurred at the roundabout in St. Jacobs when a 41-yearold man driving a 2009 Dodge was struck by a transport truck making a wide turn. No charges were laid. Police remind drivers to give trucks a wide berth in the roundabout, noting transports typically require both lanes while navigating through the circle.

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>>3:59 PM | A 20-year-old man

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May 2 >>1:12 AM | A 26-year-old man

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>>1:29 AM | A 27-year-old man

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Kings face increased costs at WMC Council agrees to lower proposed lease rates, sending both sides back to the table Steve Kannon

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he Elmira Sugar Kings are headed back to the bargaining table with recreation staff after township council agreed a proposed lease arrangement at the Woolwich Memorial Centre was too expensive. The township wants to charge $6 per square foot for space occupied by a half-dozen user groups housed in the new facility. Given the Kings have 1,782 square feet of dedicated space, that would amount to $10,692 per year. The hockey club, however, argued the township never mentioned a rental fee in all the planning for the new facility, noting the office and dressing room space at the old Elmira Arena were provided free of charge. Team president Jeff Seddon, addressing council Tuesday night, said the Kings might have done things differently at the new building if they’d known there were extra costs

coming down the pike. “We knew nothing about the lease possibility for dedicated space,” he said, noting none of the teams in the Junior B hockey league pay for space at their home arenas. On top of that, the Kings pay the highest ice rental fees in the league, he added. His arguments scored points with councillors, especially when it was revealed the team paid to finish its own space, whereas the other user-group spaces were in readyto-occupy condition, requiring only that furniture be moved in. “We spent $50,000 on the changeroom. Nobody paid anywhere close to that amount of money,” said Seddon, prompting Coun. Sandy Shantz to suggest the Kings should pay a lower rate. “I would entertain a different lease arrangement with them,” she said. Coun. Ruby Weber went further, suggesting the team pay

rent only for its office, but not the dressing room. Neither Shantz nor Weber could recall any talk of lease fees for the user groups during the many meetings and planning sessions that got the WMC project rolling. While councillors directed staff back to negotiations, they didn’t seem prepared to simply forego the rental charges. Coun. Mark Bauman argued the township needs to recoup some of those costs at the WMC, admitting “it is a tough issue to deal with.” Five other groups, in the meantime, will have to pay the $6 per square foot rental rate. Charges are to be phased in over the next three years. Beginning in September, one-third of the rate will apply, with that jumping to two-thirds in September 2011 and then hitting full freight the following year. The Woolwich Seniors Association,

which operates the 2,168-square-foot seniors’ centre, will pay $13,008 when the full rate applies. Woolwich Community Services, which runs the youth drop-in centre, faces a charge of $10,350 for its 1,725 square feet. Three other groups will small amounts of office space will see comparatively smaller charges: Woolwich Minor Hockey, 393 square feet, $2,358; Woolwich Girls Minor Hockey, 237 and $1,422; and the Woolwich Fig-

his daughter had taken to car to Elmira. Officers contacted the 24-year-old woman, and the investigation continues.

that the plates on vehicle had been reported missing from another car. The vehicle was towed away, and police are in contact with registered owners of the plates and car.

by a 76-year-old Wellesley man, crossed the centerline, leading to a collision. The Wellesley man was not injured, but his vehicle suffered severe damage. He was subsequently charged with ‘careless driving.’

ure Skating Club, $942 for 157 square feet. Larry Devitt, the township’s director of recreation and facilities, said the lease agreements are based on a similar arrangement reached with Woolwich Youth Soccer, which now occupies the former visitor information centre building on First Street in Elmira. In a later interview, he said he would like to meet as quickly as possible with Sugar Kings representatives to work on a new price.

“A lower rate is the message I understood from council.” Just how low remains to be seen. The Kings are hoping there will be no extra charge for their space, as was the case in the old arena. The team is already facing ice rental rates double what they used to be, along with being cut from the township’s subsidy program. “We’re asking for the same deal, with the new [ice] rates, that we had at the old place,” said Seddon.

BOOK 'EM The summer reading program at the St. Jacobs library got a welcome boost from the St. Jacobs Optimists this week. Rob Perry of the Optimists presented a cheque for $500 to Pat Gibbons, assistant supervisor at the branch. The Optimists raise money for community projects through a cash raffle, barbecues and lawn aeration. PHOTO

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LAW & ORDER > CONTINUED FROM PG. 04 and doe party, at which point the suspect kicked in a door, subsequently leaving the scene on foot. Police located the man, laying the charge before releasing him on an appearance notice.

>>1:49 AM | An alert resident

contacted police after being awakened by the sound of a collision on Hemlock Hill Drive, noting it sounded like someone was attempting to flee the scene. Police traced the vehicle to a Brantford address, contacting the owner, who said

May 3 >>11:40 AM | An Elmira man

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May 4 >>12:32 AM | A vehicle was found abandoned near Hwy. 85 and King Street in Woolwich Township, the driver having left the scene. Police discovered

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old Gadshill woman was transported by ambulance with minor injuries to Stratford General Hospital after her van was struck by an oncoming vehicle on Wiemar Line, near Greenwood Hill Road in Wellesley Township. Her 2004 Pontiac was demolished when a 1998 GMC truck, being driven

>>2:00 PM | A vehicle reported

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Jacobs reported a break-andenter. Suspects accessed the property through an opening in the fence at the rear of the property, entering a tarp building and making away with two truck radiators and a rad from an antique tractor. The items were believed to have value for the scrap metal. The theft took place sometime between 9 p.m. May 2 and 6 a.m. May 4.

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financial need of Hunder Developments.” The financial gain of the developer versus the quality-of-life disruptions of the surrounding residents was an oft-repeated theme as speaker after speaker spoke out against the project. Also prevalent were worries about noise and the dangers of increased truck traffic. As with the CWRA presentation dismantling the company’s studies, many of those who spoke challenged the facts presented in the reports filed by Hunder Developments. Golf Course Road resident John Mowbray, an electrical engineer who has worked with acoustic studies, disputed the noise measurements submitted by the company. Instead of using a rural standard of 45 decibels as baseline, the company went with the urban standard of 50, which is three times higher. His own measurements put the area clearly in the rural standard, he said.

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He also called the Hunder traffic study flawed, noting the volume of trucks would turn the already-dangerous Crowsfoot corner intersection into an even riskier proposition. “When you’re dealing with gravel trucks, it’s fatal,” he said. In the view of Conestogo’s Evan Cox, the cumulative effect of the proposed pits and the existing gravel truck traffic adds up to a major safety issue. He estimated an additional 25,000 trucks would pass through the intersection of Northfield Drive and Sawmill Road, which is already difficult to negotiate at times. That alone should be reason enough to axe the proposal, he said – "We owe it to ourselves and to the community to put safety first.” For its part, the company said its project would meet all the necessary standards to fit into the surroundings. David Sisco, a planner with the IBI Group, noted extraction would

take place on only 36 per cent of the property, leaving ample setbacks. Furthermore, large berms and other buffering techniques would be used to reduce noise and dust levels and to shield residents from having to view the operation. In response to a question from Coun. Sandy Shantz, Sisco said the timing of each phase of development and the ultimate closing and rehabilitation of the site would depend on the demand for gravel. “It’s hard to say, because it’s market driven. Chances are it’s probably going to be 20 years,” he said of the pit’s expected lifespan. Tuesday night’s meeting was for information purposes only, part of the zone-change process required under the Planning Act. The company is also moving through a parallel evaluation process under the Aggregate Resources Act, a review handled by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Construction: $3.2-million project gets the go-ahead > CONTINUED FROM PG. 01 J.G. Goetz Construction Ltd. to carry out the work, and another $272,000 in consulting and engineering fees. Even with the federal and provincial governments each kicking in a third of the original budget amount – $1,733,334 apiece – costs are some $300,000 more than anticipated. The entire amount of the shortfall will be covered by the township, which will draw on its water and sewer reserves, as well as its development charges fund. The Goetz bid was the

lowest of three received; 10 contractors picked up tender packages. Director of engineering and planning Dan Kennaley said the project will be completed in three stages over the next five months. The first stretch covers the section of Snyder Avenue from First Street to just past Brubacher Street; the second involves the reworking of the intersection at Snyder Avenue and Church Street; and the final stage would be the middle portion, running from Brubacher Street to Church Street. Most disruptive will

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them form their ideas into a project. Spink is also excited about the prospect of learning writing skills from top Canadian journalists like Andrew Cohen, a columnist and journalism professor at Carleton University.

Spink lives in Toronto now, but says her intention has always been to return to Elmira some day. “I’m an Elmira girl and will always be an Elmira girl,” she said. “This is an opportunity to gain skills that I can bring back to the community.”

be the intersection work, he noted. The township plans a truck detour route to the south, following Floradale Road to Listowel Road to Arthur Street. For local traffic, Barnswallow and Whippoorwill drives will be the detour route. Recognizing the possibility of delays, the contractor will work to minimize inconveniences, he said, noting the township has promised the MCC Thrift Store that one of its entrances would be accessible at all times, for instance. Although originally linked to a small contract to repave nearby Maple Street, the Snyder Avenue project will not be delayed after councillors balked at reworking the road adjacent to the new township hall. Director of finance Richard Petherick said the project could easily be altered to reflect council’s wish to defer a decision on the Maple Street work. That $187,000 project involves the resurfacing of the roadway, the in-

stallation of a sidewalk on the west side of the street, concrete curbs and gutters and the reconfiguration of parking spaces – to 45-degree angle parking from parallel – along the west side of the Home Hardware store. As he did in February when council discussed the project’s impact on Home Hardware, Coun. Mark Bauman questioned the need to repave Maple Street, adding he would be fine with the installation of sidewalks and even the curbs and gutters providing it made financial sense. “I can’t understand for the life of me why we’re repaving it,” he said, noting there are far worse stretches of road in the township. “I don’t buy it. It’s just ridiculous to pave that street.” The perception is that the road is only being repaved because it’s beside the new administration building, he said of the bad optics. Councillors deferred a decision on project pending a new study of the budget numbers.


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7 NEWS

Wellesley’s first female doctor among hall of fame inductees Steve Kannon

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he first woman to practice medicine in Wellesley Township will have her name enshrined in the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame. Deborah GlaisterHannay, who died in 1986, will be one of eight inductees named for 2010 at a special ceremony May 16. Born in the township in 1906, Deborah Glaister followed in her father’s footsteps, choosing to become a doctor rather than a nurse, the traditional role for women at that time. Glaister graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1932 and did post-graduate work in England. In 1936 she returned to Wellesley to assist her ailing father with his medical practice. For several years, she took on a busy rural caseload, serving as Wellesley Township’s first female physician. “Her father probably influenced her to go into the medical practice,” said Julie Schnurr, a Linwood resident who serves as Wellesley Township’s representative on the hall’s selection committee. “People really loved her – they called her Dr. Debbie – and really respected her as a doctor.” Following her stint in Wellesley, in 1943 the recently married GlaisterHannay joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corp, attaining the rank of captain. After the war Glaister-Hannay had a full medical prac-

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tice as Kitchener’s first female specialist. She later joined Freeport Hospital, eventually becoming the hospital’s chief of staff. “She was eager to serve in World War Two. She really wanted to do something for her country,” said Schnurr, noting that it wasn’t until the government relaxed the rules for women’s participation in the war effort that she got her chance. Having researched Glaister-Hannay’s accomplishments, Schnurr put the Wellesley native’s name forward for consideration. “I think having her inducted into the hall of fame is appropriate, given her achievements.” Along with naming a road Deborah Glaister Line in her honour in 1999, Wellesley also features some of the papers and items related to her practice, as well as her father’s time as the doctor in Wellesley,

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in the collection held by the township’s historical society. The Waterloo Region Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Kitchener on May 16 at 2 p.m. Schnurr will be giving a short introduction about Glaister-Hannay. The other inductees are Raffi Armenian (symphony conductor), James Barrie (community service); Derrick Campbell (speed skating); Doug Consiglio (track and field); Eugene George (sports builder), Robbyn Hermitage (badminton) and the Waterloo Siskins Hockey Club (ice hockey).

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Does„government„guarantee„redundant„bureaucratic„jobs„for„life?„And„ at„any„cost?„„You„be„the„judge. Bill Nafziger Letter on pg. 11

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e’re„ getting„ very„ little„ money„ for„ cluttering„the„place„up.

>>Coun. Murray Martin cuts to the chase on the proposed arena deal with BMG, rejected this week by council

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ollowing„ four„ months„ of „ decline,„ the„ value„ of „ building„ permits„ increased„ 12.2%„in„March„to„$6.3„billion.„This„was„ 38.9%„ higher„ than„ the„ level„ in„ March„ 2009.„ The„ increase„ came„ mainly„ from„ multi-family„ and„ industrial„ building„ permits.

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Decisions that make sense in an election year

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t’s„an„election„year,„so„perhaps„the„ tougher,„more„challenging„stance„ taken„this„week„by„Woolwich„councillors„can„be„explained„by„the„prospect„of „facing„voters„in„a„few„short„ months.„Whatever„the„reason,„it’s„a„ welcome„turn„of „events. It’s„uncommon„for„council„to„vote„ contrary„to„recommendations„brought„ forward„by„staff.„Oh,„it„happens,„but„ it’s„certainly„not„the„norm.„Yet„this„ week„councillors„were„in„a„contrarian„ mood. They„voted„against„a„proposal„that„ would„let„a„Waterloo„company„handle„ advertising„at„township„arenas.„That„ one„was„an„easy„decision:„the„deal„was„ clearly„a„bad„one.„Standing„to„gain„at„ most„15„per„cent„of „revenues,„the„township„can„easily„make„the„$7,200„budgeted„for„this„year„by„going„it„alone„or„ in„conjunction„with„local„user„groups.„ Doing„it„that„way„will„ensure„worthy„

organizations„benefi„t„fi„nancially„ and„the„township„gets„a„good„cut:„the„ advertising„will„be„in„municipal„facilities,„after„all. Under„the„deal„fl„oated„by„staff,„the„ only„way„user„groups„would„get„even„a„ small„amount„of „funding„would„be„if „ the„township„got„none.„No,„thank„you. In„a„related„issue„–„the„Elmira„Sugar„ Kings„are„interested„in„the„advertising„ options„–„councillors„also„displayed„ some„support„for„the„Junior„B„hockey„ club. The„team„is„facing„an„additional„ cost„of „$10,000„a„year„to„rent„space„at„ the„Woolwich„Memorial„Centre,„an„expense„that„didn’t„exist„at„the„old„arena.„ While„the„township„has„maintained„ it„was„clear„extra„costs„were„coming„ because„of „the„new„facility,„nowhere„in„ the„planning„process„was„a„rental„rate„ indicated. Councillors„were„sympathetic„this„

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roads„that„are„a„hazard„to„drivers„and„ their„vehicles. As„Coun.„Mark„Bauman„noted,„the„ project,„while„small,„is„a„clear„case„of „ bad„optics:„the„township„would„be„seen„ as„sprucing„up„the„area„around„its„ administration„building„even„as„residents„elsewhere„complain„about„the„ state„of „the„roads„around„their„homes. Putting„the„project„on„the„back„ burner„makes„sense. Tuesday„night’s„meeting„also„ presented„another„issue„where„a„ commonsense„decision„would„be„ welcomed„by„residents:„the„plan„for„a„ gravel„pit„immediately„east„of „Conestogo.„From„Woolwich’s„perspective,„ the„answer„is„an„easy„“no,”„despite„the„ fact„the„Ontario„Municipal„Board„and„ Ministry„Natural„Resources,„with„a„ history„of „overriding„local„wishes„and„ the„public„interest,„is„likely„to„rubberstamp„the„project.

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9 OPINION

U.S. doing as al-Qaeda wishes F

aisal„Shahzad„was„no„Timothy„ McVeigh,„let„alone„a„Mohamed„Atta.„ McVeigh,„who„killed„168„people„in„ Oklahoma„City„in„1995„with„a„massive„truck-bomb,„took„the„trouble„to„ learn„how„to„make„a„bomb„that„actually„works.„Atta,„who„piloted„one„of „ the„planes„that„crashed„into„the„Twin„ Towers„on„9/11,„even„learned„how„to„ fl„y.„Shahzad,„who„allegedly„left„a„vehicle„rigged„to„explode„near„New„York’s„ Times„Square„last„Saturday„night,„was„ a„bumbling„amateur. He„might„still„have„killed„some„ people,„of „course.„“(The„bomb)„certainly„could„have„exploded„and„had„ a„pretty„big„fi„re„and„a„decent„amount„ of „explosive„impact,”„said„New„York„ Mayor„Michael„Bloomberg.„But„the„ casualties„would„have„been„in„the„ dozens,„at„worst,„and„more„likely„only„ a„few.„Not„enough,„in„other„words,„to„ drive„Americans„crazy„again. I’m„choosing„my„words„carefully„ here.„Ever„since„the„9/11„attacks„nine„ years„ago,„the„U.S.„media„(with„the„eager„assistance„of „the„Bush„administration„until„the„end„of „2008)„have„worked„ to„persuade„Americans„that„terrorism„ is„the„greatest„threat„facing„the„country.„The„enterprise„has„succeeded,„and„ most„Americans„actually„believe„that„ terrorism„poses„a„serious„danger„to„ their„personal„safety. Quite„a„few„Americans„have„already„ died„as„a„result„of „that„belief,„not„just„ in„the„wars„overseas„that„were„justifi„ed„in„the„name„of „fi„ghting„terrorism„ but„even„at„home.„In„the„fi„rst„year„after„ 9/11,„for„example,„many„Americans„ chose„to„drive„long„distances„rather„ than„risk„fl„ying,„and„highway„deaths„ went„up„by„1,200„people„as„a„result.„

House„to„invade„Afghanistan„was„ extreme.„Even„though„those„who„knew„ anything„about„terrorist„strategies„ understood„that„that„was„exactly„what„ bin„Laden„wanted„Washington„to„do. Osama„bin„Laden’s„goal„was„to„build„ GWYNNE DYER support„among„Muslims„for„his„militant„ideology„by„convincing„them„that„ Nobody„died„in„the„planes. they„were„under„attack„by„the„infi„dels.„ Nobody„has„been„killed„by„terrorists„in„ The„best„way„to„do„that„was„to„sucker„ the„United„States„since„9/11,„but„the„fear„ the„infi„dels„(i.e.„the„Americans)„into„ is„so„great„that„just„one„big„attack„with„ invading„Muslim„countries. lots„of „casualties„would„still„have„disasThe„9/11„attacks„succeeded„in„trigtrous„consequences.„There„would„be„huge„ gering„a„U.S.„invasion„of „Afghanistan„ public„pressure„for„the„government„to„do„ (and„Bush„then„gave„bin„Laden„even„ something„very„large„and„violent,„in„the„ more„help„by„invading„Iraq„as„well).„ delusionary„belief „that„that„is„the„way„to„ As„a„result,„al-Qaeda„has„made„some„ defeat„terrorism.„That„is„what„I„mean„by„ progress„towards„its„ultimate„goal„of „ “driving„Americans„crazy.” sparking„Islamist„revolutions„in„the„ The„main„goal„of „terrorist„attacks„ Arab„world„and„even„the„broader„Musanywhere„is„to„drive„the„victims„crazy:„ lim„world,„though„probably„not„nearly„ to„goad„them„into„doing„stupid,„violent„ as„much„as„bin„Laden„hoped. things„that„ultimately„play„into„the„ Since„Washington„was„already„doing„ hands„of „those„who„planned„the„attacks.„ what„bin„Laden„wanted,„he„had„no„ Terrorism„is„a„kind„of „political„jiu-jitsu„ reason„to„carry„out„further„major„terin„which„a„relatively„weak„group„(like„ rorist„operations„in„the„United„States„ al-Qaeda)„attempts„to„trick„a„far„stronafter„9/11,„and„there„is„no„evidence„ ger„enemy„(like„the„U.S.„government)„ that„al-Qaeda„has„attempted„any.„Faisal„ into„a„self-defeating„response. Shahzad’s„amateurish„bomb„certainly„ The„U.S.„response„to„9/11„was„cerdid„not„meet„that„organization’s„highly„ tainly„self-defeating.„A„more„intelliprofessional„standards. gent„strategy„would„have„been„to„try„ Would„al-Qaeda„have„gone„with„a„bomb„ to„split„the„Taliban„regime„of „Afghanitriggered„by„dozens„of „fi„recrackers,„which„ stan,„many„of „whose„leading„members„ were„intended„to„set„two„jugs„of „gasoline„ were„outraged„by„the„threat„of „an„ alight,„in„turn„causing„three„propane„gas„ American„invasion„that„the„action„of „ cylinders„to„explode,„and„fi„nally„setting„ their„Arab„guests„had„brought„down„on„ off „a„much„bigger„explosion„of „eight„bags„ their„heads.„A„combination„of „threats„ of „fertilizer„(except„that„it„was„of „the„nonand„bribes„might„have„persuaded„the„ explosive„kind)?„I„think„not. Taliban„to„hand„over„Osama„bin„Laden„ But„would„al-Qaeda„now„be„interand„his„whole„al-Qaeda„crew. ested„in„carrying„out„a„big„attack„in„ It„was„certainly„worth„trying„fi„rst,„ > SEE DYER ON PG. 10 but„the„political„pressure„on„the„White„

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What would be your ideal Mother's Day?

“I don’t even know. I have four kids so it’s all about them- I don’t do much for myself. I am happy each day with them.” >>Heather McKague-Bandl

“Sleeping in. Not cooking. Having a clean house and playing and cuddling with my kids.” >>Tiffany Delsaut

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“Going out for brunch and doing something outdoors with my family.” >>Amanda Boughner

With the early arrival of good weather comes early signs of motorists' favourite season: construction.

"Having someone make supper for me. Not having to do household chores or cook.” >>Christine Martin


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Tough job of weeding out all those dandelions Mixed„in„with„the„green„that„came„ early„this„year„has„been„a„heavy„ dose„of „yellow:„dandelions„rampant. I’ve„been„more„than„happy„to„ bask„in„the„spring„weather.„Leaves„ and„fl„owers„are„much„further„along„ than„is„usually„the„case„at„this„time„ of „year.„So„too„are„the„weeds. You’ve„probably„noticed„it„as„well.„ It’s„not„your„imagination:„even„the„ experts„have„taken„note. “This„spring,„there„are„an„awful„ lot„of „dandelions„out„there.„There’s„ a„gazillion„dandelions„and„the„seeds„ get„everywhere,”„says„Rob„Witherspoon,„director„of „the„Guelph„ Turfgrass„Institute. Gazillions„may„be„understating„ the„case. A„part„of „the„University„of „ Guelph,„the„institute„conducts„ research„into„the„health„of „grass„ species,„with„a„practical„focus„on„intense„uses„such„as„golf „courses„and„ sports„fi„elds.„As„such,„the„control„of „ weeds„is„a„big„part„of „the„equation. Since„the„province„banned„the„use„ of „pesticides„for„cosmetic„purposes,„ weeds„have„become„increasingly„pestilent.„That’s„caused„problems„beyond„ unsightly„lawns„and„public„lands,„as„ weeds„more„freely„migrate„to„farmland„and„other„commercial„sites. For„those„of „us„annoyed„by„the„ proliferation„of „dandelions,„for„ instance,„the„aesthetics„are„cause„ enough„to„curse„the„spread„of „weeds. Yes,„we„use„far„too„many„chemicals,„doing„all„kinds„of „harm„to„the„ environment.„But„we„have„to„do„ something„about„the„weeds. There„is„new„research„being„done„ into„pest„control,„says„Witherspoon,„ noting„that„the„lawn„chemicals„we„ once„used„were„relatively„benign. “We’ve„eliminated„about„three„per„ cent„of „the„pesticides„used„in„Ontario,”„he„says„of „the„ban’s„impact. Although„few„jurisdictions„have„fol-

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From the Editor Steve Kannon lowed„the„province’s„decision„to„ban„ pesticides,„thus„creating„little„need„ for„alternatives,„the„government„has„ been„funding„some„research. There„are„some„promising„technologies,„he„notes,„pointing„to„Sarritor,„which„uses„a„natural„fungus„to„ attack„weeds,„and„FIESTA,„employing„iron„chelate:„weeds„are„susceptible„to„iron„toxicity,„whereas„the„ grass„seems„to„benefi„t„from„it. Currently,„however,„the„alternatives„are„more„costly„and„less„ effective„than„the„pesticides„we’ve„ turned„our„backs„on. “Will„there„be„a„magic„bullet?„Not„ likely.„The„magic„bullet„was„the„ chemicals„we„used„to„use.” Of „course,„there’s„always„the„ tried-and-true,„environmentallyfriendly„method„of „weed„control:„ plucking„them„from„the„ground,„ root„and„all.„With„a„small„urban„ property,„that’s„manageable,„but„ that’s„not„the„case„with„larger„lots„ such„as„those„found„in„the„townships,„says„Witherspoon,„a„Heidelberg„resident. “With„a„small„lawn,„you„can„ manually„remove„dandelions.„You„ can„go„around„once„a„week„and„survey„your„lawn,„stay„on„top„of „it,”„he„ suggests,„recognizing„there’s„still„a„ great„deal„of „effort„required. “Dandelions„are„tenacious„–„they„ have„that„large„taproot.” While„homeowners„may„choose„ to„tackle„the„weed„problem„–„even„ resorting„to„a„hands-and-knees„approach„–„those„who„look„after„government„and„institutional„properties„

have„chosen„to„do„precisely„nothing.„ Unable„to„spray„weeds„with„ chemicals,„there’s„no„practical„alternative.„The„new„methods„are„just„ too„costly,„especially„with„taxpayers„footing„the„bill,„and„plucking„is„ beyond„the„pale.„Because„of „that,„ schoolyards,„boulevards„and„parks„ are„a„sea„of „yellow. An„assault„on„the„eye„for„the„most„ part,„the„weeds„become„a„larger„ issue„in„the„case„of „sports„fi„elds„ such„as„soccer„pitches,„Witherspoon„ points„out.„As„weeds„crowd„out„the„ grass,„the„playing„surface„has„less„ of „a„cushioning„effect,„becoming„ packed„down„and„hard.„That„could„ ultimately„become„a„safety„concern. “The„quality„of „sports„fi„elds„is„going„ to„suffer„…„the„more„weeds„we„allow.” Under„the„same„law„that„restricts„ us„from„spraying„our„lawns,„municipalities„can„no„longer„use„pesticides.„The„impact„is„visible.„But„ there„are„still„property„standards„ rules„that„may„no„longer„be„suitable„ given„this„new„reality,„he„notes. We„can’t„control„weeds„with„ general„spraying,„so„they’re„more„ prevalent.„One„of „the„best„defenses„ against„weeds„is„letting„your„lawn„ grow,„which„can„earn„you„the„wrath„

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of „neighbours„and„municipal„authorities.„That„begs„the„question,„ should„we„scrap„those„kinds„of „rules„ and„just„let„our„laws„naturalize? “If „we’re„going„to„accept„weeds,„ why„not„just„let„it„grow„wild?”„he„ asks.„“The„lower„you„mow„your„ lawn,„the„more„weeds„you„have.” That’s„bad„news„for„those„who„ like„their„lawns„to„resemble„putting„ greens. Along„with„letting„the„grass„grow„ long,„he„recommends„keeping„it„well„ fertilized„and„over-seeding„the„lawn. “Your„best„defence„is„a„good„offence:„keep„your„lawn„healthy” The„wet„and„fertile„conditions„ we„had„last„year,„while„not„ideal„ summer„weather,„were„great„for„ the„grass,„which„prospered„at„the„ weeds’„expense.„The„pests„seem„to„ be„making„up„for„lost„time„already„ this„season. If „you„see„an„upside„to„that,„you„ may„be„someone„who„enjoys„dandelion„greens„in„your„salad,„washed„ down„with„wine„made„from„the„ weed’s„fl„owers.„Or„maybe„you„see„ that„fi„eld„of „yellow„as„nectar„for„our„ besieged„honey„bee„population. Fine„contributions,„perhaps,„but„ clearly„there’s„too„much„of „a„good„thing.

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icy„ is„ an„ example„ of „ strong„leadership. These„ changes„ affect„ the„ way„ gravel„ pit„ applications„ are„ reviewed.„ Previously,„ the„ studies„ required„ were„ solely„ from„ the„ party„ requesting„ the„ gravel„ pit.„ These„ reports„ are„ typically„ very„ biased„ towards„ the„ pit„ operator,„ and„ community„ safety„ and„ quality„ of „ life„ issues„ are„ largely„ ignored.„ However,„ Woolwich„now„requires„ a„set„of „peer„reviews„of „ the„applicant’s„studies. We„ all„ benefi„t„ when„ the„full„impact„of „a„proposed„ zone„ change„ for„ something„as„signifi„cant„

as„a„gravel„pit„is„understood.„The„peer„reviews„ have„ been„ instrumental„ in„ identifying„ core„ defi„ciencies„ in„ Hunder„ Developments’„ application„for„a„pit„near„Conestogo.„ This„ professional„ and„ objective„ perspective„ gives„ our„ municipal„government„a„much„ more„ credible„ basis„ from„ which„ to„ make„ important,„ communityimpacting„decisions. We’re„ hopeful„ this„ is„ something„ that„ will„ be„ emulated„ in„ other„ municipalities.„

>>Mark J. McArdle, Conestogo-Winterbourne Residents Association

Dwyer: Upside to war > CONTINUED FROM PG. 09 the„United„States,„if „ it„could„manage„it?„ Probably„yes,„for„by„ the„middle„of „next„ year„U.S.„troops„will„be„ gone„from„Iraq.„There„ is„reason„to„suspect„ that„Barack„Obama’s„ ultimate„goal„is„to„get„ them„out„of „Afghanistan„too,„even„if „he„ fi„rst„has„to„protect„his„ fl„ank„politically„by„ reinforcing„them. As„long„as„American„ troops„are„occupying„

Muslim„countries,„bin„ Laden’s„cause„prospers.„If „they„leave,„the„ air„goes„out„of „his„balloon.„He„therefore„now„ has„a„strong„motive„ for„mounting„a„major„ terrorist„operation„on„ American„soil. The„goal„would„be„ to„drive„Americans„ crazy„enough„that„they„ decide„to„keep„fi„ghting„ the„“war„on„terror”„on„ Arab„and„Afghan„soil.„ The„last„thing„al-Qaeda„ wants„is„for„the„infi„dels„ to„go„home.


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11 OPINION

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Government protecting needless jobs at a cost to taxpayers' wallets „„ To„the„Editor, Bureaucrats„ at„ the„ Financial„ Services„ Commission„ of „ Ontario„(FSCO)„developed„ locking„ in„ procedures,„ including„ a„ 15-page„ instruction„ booklet„ and„ a„ 20-page„ application„ booklet„ containing„ eight„different„ways„for„ an„ Ontario„ senior„ to„ ask„ for„ access„ to„ their„ own„ money„ if „ they„ encountered„ financial„ difficulty„ during„ their„ retirement„years.„„ This„ is„ an„ Ontario„ senior’s„ own„ money,„ placed„ into„ a„ definedcontribution„ pension„ plan„during„their„working„years„and„identical„ to„an„RRSP,„without„the„

bureaucratic„rules.„„ More„ than„ 26,000„ financially„ strapped„ Ontario„ seniors„ paid„ between„ $5.2„ and„ $15.6„ million„ in„ application„ fees„to„FSCO. During„ a„ three-year„ period,„ April„ 2003„ to„ March„ 2006,„ the„ FSCO„ processed„ 26,000„ financial„ hardship„ requests,„ rejecting„ only„ 52.„ Continuation„of „this„costly„ and„ unnecessary„ bureaucratic„ debacle„ at„ FSCO,„ by„ government,„ appears„to„indicate„government„ protection„ of „ bureaucratic„jobs. The„ estimated„ $3„ billion„HST„tax„grab„in„Ontario„in„2010„resulted„in„ making„more„than„1,250„

bureaucratic„ jobs„ (tax„ collectors)„ redundant,„ at„ an„ annual„ savings„ of „ $100„ million.„ Bewildered„ Ontario„ seniors„ not„ only„ watched„ this„ $100„ million„ of „ annual„ HST„ savings„ disappear,„ but„ discovered„ it„ cost„ them„ another„ $25„ million„in„bureaucratic„severance„fees,„to„have„government„ rehire„ these„ 1,250„ bureaucrats,„ at„ a„ continuing„ annual„ cost„ of „$100„million„plus.„„ Does„ government„ guarantee„ redundant„ bureaucratic„ jobs„ for„ life?„ And„ at„ any„ cost?„„ You„be„the„judge. Perhaps„ the„ tail„ is„ wagging„the„dog.

>>Bill Nafziger, Milverton

Plenty of blame to go around in Elmira „„ To„the„Editor, Mike„Hicknell’s„letter„ (Observer,„ Apr.„ 24/10)„ regarding„ ongoing„ and„ never-ending„ environmental„ sieges„ in„ Elmira„ asks„ two„ questions:„ Are„ Elmira„ citizens„ party„ responsible„ for„ their„own„predicament,„ and„ are„ our„ political„ leaders„ allowing„ businesses„ too„ much„ leeway? Without„ being„ too„ critical„of „John„Q.„Public,„the„answer„is„“yes.” It’s„not,„however,„just„ Elmira„citizens„–„it’s„all„ Canadians.„ We„ are„ all„ just„ too„ quiet„ and„ nice„ for„ our„ own„ good.„ It„ is„ so„ much„ easier„ to„ step„ back„ and„ let„ others„ do„ your„political„and„environmental„ fighting„ for„ you. This„ brings„ about„ a„ double-whammy.

Firstly,„ the„ “others”„ need„ your„ support„ and„ participation„ to„ make„ positive„ change.„ Secondly,„ when„ they„ don’t„ get„ it,„ it„ becomes„ too„ easy„for„people„to„be„coopted„by„the„whole„process.„If „they„have„to„be„ accountable„–„regularly„ and„ in„ detail„ –„ to„ their„ neighbours,„ friends„ and„ colleagues,„ they„ are„ much„ less„ likely„

to„ get„ too„ close„ to„ the„ powers„that„be,„who„are„ constantly„ trying„ subtly„ to„ undermine„ their„ appropriate„ scepticism„ and„distrust. In„regards„to„the„second„ question„ about our„ political„ leaders’ approach„ to„ business,„ a„ simple„ “yes”„ should„ suffice.

>>Alan Marshall, Elmira

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BUSINESS Eureka moment led to the formation of Home Hardware

» Saturday, May 08, 2010

NO PLACE LIKE HOME After more than 70 years in the hardware business, Walter Hachborn still finds enjoyment in the company he helped build into a national brand.

Joni Miltenburg

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fter he finished high school in 1938, Walter Hachborn went to work for Gordon Hollinger, a friend of his father’s who owned a hardware store in St. Jacobs. For $8 a week, Hachborn swept the floor, stocked shelves and waited on the Old Order Mennonites who made up the bulk of their customers. One of their main products was caustic soda, used for making soap. Most stores sold it for 25 cents per pound; Hollinger Hardware sold it for a nickel a pound. “Perhaps we were the first retailer to sell products as loss leaders to bring in customers,” Hachborn chuckled. Hachborn and store manager Henry Sittler weren’t afraid to innovate. Together they bought Hollinger Hardware, expanded it into a wholesale business and went on to found a dealerowned hardware cooperative that became Home Hardware.

But in 1938, all that was still many years away. Attention was focused on Europe, where war was declared in 1939. Young men rushed to enlist, Hachborn among them. He tried several different services, but was rejected because of his flat feet. “There’s got to be something in the army I can do,” Hachborn told recruiters, who asked him where he worked. “I said ‘I’m in the hardware business,’ and they said ‘we’ve got a job for you.’” Hachborn was put to work at No. 1 Ordnance Depot in London, which supplied the army with everything from tents and housewares to trucks. In six months, he was foreman of the depot. “Many of the things that I learned in the army, I brought home to the hardware business,” Hachborn said. “I likely learned more in the army than I did any time in school.” Hachborn kept in touch with Hollinger and Sittler

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Although he’s now officially retired, Walter Hachborn is still a fixture at the head office in St. Jacobs during his three years in the army, and when he returned home in 1946, his job was waiting for him. Gordon Hollinger died in 1948 and his wife passed away a year later. Their daughter put the business up for sale and Sittler and Hachborn formed a partnership with Elmira law-

Many of the things that I learned in the army, I brought home to the hardware business. I likely learned more in the army than I did any time in school. Walter Hachborn yer Arthur Zilliax to buy it. When the local bank manager refused to give them a loan, they went all the way to the Royal Bank in Toronto to get the money. Sittler had made the first steps toward joining the ranks of Canada’s 250 wholesalers during the

war. Many manufacturers were reluctant to sell their products to a small, rural company, so Sittler made contacts in Germany, Great Britain and the United States and began importing products. One by one, seeing how their business was growing, the Canadian manufacturers came around. The 1950s and ‘60s saw the growth of discount chains like Kmart and Woolco and the corresponding disappearance of independent hardware dealers. Hollinger Hardware tried to find areas and ways they could compete, and in 1957, Hachborn lit on what he thought was the solution. Hachborn’s eureka moment came during a visit to the American Hardware and Supply Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. American Hardware and Supply was a nonprofit cooperative that served as wholesaler and distributor for a number of small hardware dealers. Pooling their buying power allowed them

to negotiate better prices from manufacturers, and consolidating distribution and operations lowered costs. Hachborn was impressed with the prices and products the co-op was getting for the dealers. “That change was quite revealing to me,” he said. “That would be what saved independent hardware stores.” The cooperative remained just an idea until 1962, when Zilliax suffered a serious heart attack, underscoring the vulnerability of the partnership. Hachborn called a meeting of 25 dealers and broached the idea, suggesting they go to the United States to see it for themselves. The dealers returned enthusiastic and called a larger meeting in Kitchener. From 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. they hashed it over and in the end, voted to form their own company. On Jan. 1, 1964, 122 independent hardware retailers bought

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There is a great frontier of restaurants out there and being a restaurant explorer has its occasional rewards. Such is the case with many diners who have discovered Marbles Casual Fine Dining…an area favourite since 1977. When it’s time for an evening at the dinner table or a luncheon that will surpass the mundane and generic, try Marbles. You will experience what casual fine dining in unique style can be, with cuisine that is a perfect fusion of aromas, visual composition, textures and taste. Choose from Soups and Salads that treat the taste buds, plus gourmet Burgers such as Black Bean Vegetarian Sliders, Chateau Gruyere with herbed tomatoes & melted Swiss cheese, and Lamb Burger stuffed with goat cheese, and raspberry sauce on the side. On the lighter side are the Pastrami Sandwich, Ratatouille, Marbles’ Chicken Club, Quiche, Chicken Wings or Fingers, and Foot Long Hot Dog. The main Entrees encompass New York Steak, Fillet of Salmon, Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Ravioli, and Chicken Stir Fry. On Saturday evenings Marbles offers their Prime Rib of Beef special. The numerous chalkboard daily specials are ever-changing, making each visit a pleasant surprise. Marbles is situated in a historic livery stable (circa 1860’s), complete with high ceiling, rough hewn wood beams, original brick walls, as well as decorative stained glass panels. The warmer weather also draws many to Marbles’ quaint garden patio. Owners Bob & Bev Drexler, G.M. Karen Gingerich, and Chef Kevin Bottrill continue to offer you a formula that really works— good food, carefree atmosphere, fair prices and table service by a courteous staff with the right attitude. Stop in soon and often!

Quality Products & Trusted for Quality & Service Since 1947 Professional Service 7 Schweitzer St., Kitchener 519-576-6810

519-745-7010 1495 Victoria St. N. (east of Lackner Blvd.), Kitchener Whether it’s used and new motorcycle parts at the best prices everyday, or helmets, apparel, accessories and service, Zdeno Cycle has been helping motorcyclists to ride for less for over 40 years. Zdeno Cycle is different than most other motorcycle shops. Aside from the retail showroom and service department, they have a huge salvage yard and 2 story warehouse space with one of Ontario’s largest selections of low cost late model used parts and accessories. Consumers can save from 50-70% off the price of new bike parts. A retail showroom displays one of the Region’s best selections of helmets, plus textile and leather apparel such as jackets, riding pants, racing suits, rain gear, footwear, and gloves. They carry the best brands at the best prices. They also have locks, alarms, repair manuals, and accessories galore to make your ride one-of-a-kind. Zdeno Cycle is well known as a volume tire dealer with the lowest prices in town. From sport bikes to Harleys, they have the rubber you need. Their service department at Zdeno Cycle provides expert tire mounting, accessory installations, plus MTO safety inspections, general repairs and factory scheduled maintenance. Celebrating 40+ years of family run business, Zdeno Cycle is overseen by the Repas Family along with an experienced, helpful staff. Stop in soon and often to see everything they have to offer you. You can also browse the web site www.zdenocycle.ca for more information and to check out the selection of pre-owned bikes priced to sell. Gift Cards are available—just in time for Father’s Day!

Unlimited Energy… Batteries Included 105 Lexington Rd., Unit 11, Waterloo 519-747-2288 www.batteriesexpert.com

Batteries are the driving force behind many of the products we use in everyday life, from the starting system on vehicles to consumer electronics and household products. Every battery has a useable life span, and sooner or later will need to be replaced. Batteries Expert provides batteries for just about everything, including cars & trucks, recreation products, marine, commercial, industrial and agricultural applications. They also have batteries for cell phones, watches, power tools, digital cameras, battery back-up systems, etc. Whether it is sealed lead acid, gel, marine deep cycle, zinc air, lithium ion, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or alkaline, Batteries Expert can supply almost any OEM replacement at a great price. Batteries Expert will test your battery at no obligation. They can recycle your dead battery. For those interested in renewable energy technologies, they can supply and install complete Solar Photovoltaic and Wind Generator Systems for on-grid homes, cottages, small businesses & multi-unit residential properties (www.retpower.com). They also provide Solar and Wind battery charging systems for offgrid Cottages, Marine and RVs, Remote communication and data logging sites, and more. Ask about the Ontario Feed-In Tarrif (FIT) and MicroFIT Programs. Receive 80.2 cents/kWh for your solar electric power. Founded in 1996, Batteries Expert has developed a network of franchised locations across Quebec and Ontario. Batteries Expert Waterloo launched in December 2006, and is owned by John Jaronski. Visit or call them soon!

519-885-4390

Many families in the area have chosen Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home & Cremation Centre because of an earned reputation for personal attention to every need. Managing Director John Fedy and the licensed funeral directors at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home & Cremation Centre are caring, compassionate professionals who can help guide you through the process of arranging a funeral. They take care of all the details so that you can focus on comforting each other, expressing your grief and beginning the healing process. The staff at Ratz-Bechtel will help you consider such choices as burial or cremation, casket or urn, plus the kind of ceremony that you may want with personal touches to bring special meaning to the experience for family and friends. Pre-arrangement takes the stress and emotion out of funeral planning, so it can be done in a calm, relaxed atmosphere. You can document your wishes in a Personal Planning Guide with no financial obligation. Services and merchandise that you pre-pay for today won’t cost you any more in the future. Ask how you can save 8% from the Harmonized Sales Tax if you start a pre-paid funeral plan before July 1, 2010. The tastefully decorated, architecturally splendid facilities include spacious visitation rooms, formal chapel, and “Family Centre” with 2 large areas plus kitchen facilities for gatherings after the funeral. The Dignity Room displays funeral merchandise, plus a counseling and information table. Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home & Cremation Centre is part of the Dignity Memorial network. They are dedicated to providing service that exceeds your expectations and back it with a 100% Service Guarantee.

38 McBrine Place, Kitchener (Strasburg Rd. & Bleams Rd. area)

519-893-8052

Your home is one of the largest investments that you will make in your lifetime. When the time comes to remodel or improve your existing home, or you are building a new home, you want to make choices which become an investment to improve your home’s equity—not just an additional cost. Look for a well-established, local company that will offer you quality products and workmanship that is guaranteed with long term value and energy efficiency for the greatest rewards. For these specific reasons, we refer you to Lindner Fine Windows & Doors, K-W’s award-winning specialist. Lindner Fine Windows & Doors offers top Canadian-made brands such as Delor Windows, Trimbo, Greenview, Master Tech, and Tiltco. Lindner Fine Windows & Doors provides the homeowner a richness of design flexibility in vinyl and wood windows that allow you to decorate with natural light. They offer a myriad of window designs with exceptional weather-tightness and operating ease, minimum maintenance requirements, and energy saving glass options that offer many benefits. If you are building, remodeling or replacing old inefficient doors, then the entry systems with gorgeous leaded lites and sidelites, plus patio doors and garden doors at Lindner offer a variety of design options for any taste. Professional installations are provided by full-time certified technicians with guaranteed workmanship. Owner/Mechanical Engineer Robert Lindner invites you to call for your complimentary in-home consultation and estimate, or stop by the showroom and visit them on-line at “www.LindnerFineWindows.ca”.

“The ONE store for your perfect floor” 564 Weber St. N., Unit 1 (corner of Northfield Dr.) Waterloo 519-885-0601 If you are planning to remodel with new floor coverings or are decorating a new home, you will find that the variety of carpet styles and flooring options today is unsurpassed. The consumer is left with sifting through the facts to make an informed buying decision. That’s where the experience and product knowledge of the Fitzgerald family and the team at Fitzgerald Carpet One can make the difference in helping you achieve a successful project that can entirely transform the look of a room. The staff at Fitzgerald Carpet One will help you understand the wear rating systems, warranties, the advantages of each flooring style, and its maintenance requirements. This business has a history dating back over 50+ years. Thousands of choices are available at Fitzgerald Carpet One with the most popular styles of carpet, hardwood, ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tile, plus resilient vinyl, laminate floors and beautiful area rugs. They carry your favorite brands like Armstrong, Harding, Mannington, Bigelow, Lees, Good Housekeeping, StainMaster, etc. A variety of Green Select flooring products include earth friendly choices such as cork flooring. They also have access to volume pricing and exceptional guarantees that offer peace of mind. Carpet One Floor & Home retail stores such as Fitzgerald Carpet One are part of the largest floorcovering retail operation in the world with the buying power of over 1,000 stores. With their “Beautiful Guarantee”, they promise you’ll love the way your new floor looks or Carpet One will replace it—Free!

Shingle roofs have an average lifespan of fifteen to twenty years. Other roofing systems may last much longer. However, no roof is going to last forever. There comes a time when a roof repair job isn’t sufficient. Sure signs that a roof is overdue for replacement are shingles that are lifting and curling at the corners. Some shingles may appear to have a different colour than the rest of the roof due to loss of the protective granules. Leaks can cause costly damage to the materials below the shingles, including the structural joists and your interior, so don’t delay. Many homeowners in the region have been pleased to refer and recommend Bev Shearer & Sons Roofing for their roofing needs. They have built a reputation for being punctual, leaving the work site clean, and using the specified roofing materials in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure a valid warranty. The estimators at Bev Shearer & Sons Roofing will perform a comprehensive roof inspection, answer all your questions, and provide an estimate in writing. The Shearer Family has brought together a team of experienced, qualified crews that are fully insured, WSIB covered and committed to safety. Whether it’s new asphalt shingles or cedar shakes, roofing repairs, or flat and pitched roofing including PVC single ply membrane, Bev Shearer & Sons Roofing can cover your residential, commercial and industrial needs. Ask about the DEC-K-ING all-weather vinyl waterproofing system which provides the ultimate underfoot finish for your deck—ideal for decks above living areas. Call Bev Shearer & Sons Roofing for workmanship that has been trusted since 1947.

550 Parkside Dr., Unit D2, Waterloo 519-886-8751 (off Northfield Dr. or Weber St.) www.aquascapesrc.ca

Many homeowners seem to be moving less frequently and instead of taking expensive vacations are choosing to invest more into home improvements and leisure products. A facelift for your present pool or a new swimming pool are investments that can increase the value of a home, provided that they are well maintained. Many companies sell and install swimming pools, but not all of them are concerned with the services and supplies needed to keep your investment in the peak of condition. A specialist like Aquascapes Recreational Contractors also concentrates their efforts on the support required to maintain, clean, and seasonally open or close your pool. With over 25 years of pool construction experience, owner Shaun Tully can determine your lifestyle and needs, guiding your choice of vinyl lined residential pools for any budget or landscape orientation. They offer in-ground and indoor pool installations with brands such as Kafko and Hayward (a Totally Hayward dealer with extended warranty program). Aquascapes Recreational Contractors provides expert water testing and water management advice, plus a selection of Pool Boss chemicals at competitive prices. They also carry filters, Jacuzzi and Hayward pumps & repair parts, cleaning and maintenance equipment, heaters, solar blankets and rollers, salt water systems, and more. Leak detection, liner repairs and replacement can be arranged, plus pool or hot tub repairs, maintenance, and weekly cleaning services. Solar heating installation is available, too. Whether it’s taking the plunge and buying a new pool, the need for pool or hot tub repairs, or topping up supplies, make Aquascapes your first choice. Call about their Pool Opening services soon!


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ealthy animals are profitable animals. And for farmers, profitability is the bottom line. Farmers who treat their animals poorly can face veterinarian bills, and other costly problems – such as a turned-off, unsupportive public. But right now consumers are on farmers’ side, and farmers aim to keep it that way. Farmers support animal care organizations, such as the Guelphbased Ontario Farm Animal Council, and more recently, the National Farm Animal Council. Those groups send signals to consumers that farmers are organized, serious and professional. Council representatives and a cadre of others involved in animal agriculture were at the University of Guelph last week to support Gerry Ritz, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food. He stopped to announce that Ottawa was dedicating $3.4 million in funding to help develop or update codes of good practice for livestock, particularly livestock handling. This support will include funding for peer-reviewed, on-farm care-assessment measures. The minister was careful to avoid the impression that there was anything wrong with the way farm animals are treated now. He and others repeatedly emphasized that

Food For Thought Owen Roberts Canadian producers practice high animal welfare standards. But there was a reason he made the announcement at the university, outdoors beside the on-campus dairy barn, which provided an air of authenticity to the event in more ways than one. Ritz knows the University of Guelph is a global leader in agricultural research – and said so – including studies into animal care and animal welfare. Guelph developed early expertise in this area more than two decades ago, and today it has the country’s biggest animal welfare research program by far, as well as an exemplary program in animal care. Research, which includes dialogue with farmers, those who raise the animals, is how new ideas turn into codes of good practice. “There’s new technology and new information available,” Ritz said. “Farmers have to review their codes of practices and make sure they are the latest and best.”

Hachborn: Company was always eager to innovate, use technology > CONTINUED FROM PG. 12 Hollinger Hardware and formed a dealer-owned cooperative, with Hachborn as the manager. “That was the beginning of Home Hardware,” Hachborn said. “At that time, my whole life, I think, was a meeting.” By 1965, the business was expanding rapidly and had far outgrown the building on King Street. The company’s distribution operation was run out of the present Home Furniture building and there were products stored in buildings all over the village. The company bought 13 acres along Henry Street and construction started in 1966. One room in the new office building held the company’s computer, used for tabulating orders, inventory and printing invoices. Paul Straus – now president and CEO – was in charge of the machine. The computer, Hachborn said, was just one of the technologies Home Hardware adopted early, ignoring the scoffing of other business owners. Home Hardware was the first company in North America to have all of its dealers make orders via telephone and transmit payments electronically. It was also the first to have microfiche in every store to keep track of what products and prices were available.

The company’s expansion into the rest of Canada happened in stages. They moved into the Atlantic provinces at the request of a dealer in Windsor, Nova Scotia who was interested in joining the co-op. To get around the restrictive trucking regulations of the day, the company bought fish from Nova Scotia, sold it to mink farmers in Ontario, washed the trucks thoroughly and shipped hardware back. Today Home Hardware has distribution centres in Debert, Nova Scotia; Wetaskiwin, Alberta; Elmira and St. Jacobs. The company’s warehousing space totals roughly 2.5 million square feet – a far cry from the 1,800-square-foot hardware store where Hachborn first stepped behind the counter in 1938. Hachborn retired from day-to-day operations in 1988, and recently stepped down from the role of president. Now the president emeritus, he still comes into the office almost every day that he’s in St. Jacobs. “Not that I do anything; I just like to be here,” he chuckled. Hachborn is confident in the leadership of the younger generation of managers, many of whom have worked their way up through the ranks just like he did. “We have always tried here to elevate people within the company to new positions and that has worked tremendously well.”

Livestock are the beneficiaries of this federal commitment. According to Quebec hog farmer Edouard Asnong, chair of the National Farm Animal Care Council, that’s what the public wants. Asnong joined the announcement in Guelph, and underlined that consumer assurance is squarely at the centre of this effort. Increased public interest and concern about farm animals mean producers need to be on top of new developments about animal housing, transportation, health and treatment in general. “As farmers, we care for our animals,” he said, “but there is always something new we can implement on our farms.” But besides the public, international trading partners are looking for science-based evidence that the meat, meat products and livestock they buy from Canada and other countries was raised ethically and to the highest standards. Importers are sensitive to consumers’ concerns about animal welfare in

foreign countries. And Canada, as a major exporting nation, needs to be able to point to research, on-farm programs, industry strategies and commitments from all levels of government to support its contention that in this country, farm animals live contentedly. That’s not always obvious, nor is it easy to prove. It’s especially tough as consumers demand higher standards, yet don’t want to pay for them. What are farmers supposed to do? They don’t get paid enough as it is for looking after their animals. But the cost of providing a comfortable environment somehow must be reflected in the price of food. Production efficiencies can only go so far. In any event, farmers and governments must take the lead on animal care issues and drive the agenda, rather than react to others who can influence policy, but don’t understand the industry. Ritz’s announcement helps the industry take a leadership position.

Notice of Public Information Centre PROPOSED REGION OF WATERLOO SIGN BY-LAW

The Region of Waterloo will be holding a public information centre to introduce a draft Regional By-law respecting signs on roads. The proposed Sign By-law addresses NOTICE OFRegional PUBLIC MEETING allMOVING types of unofficial signs on Regional roads including election signs, business accessory FORWARD 2031: PREFERRED REGIONAL signs, farm accessory signs, mailbox accessory signs, open house signs and poster signs. TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN The proposed Sign By-law establishes requirements for unofficial signs including: Date: Tuesday, May 18,placement; 2010 • Location and Time: 7 p.m.shape, construction and content; • Size, Place: Regional to Council Frederick St., 2nd Floor, Kitchener • Impacts the Chambers function- 150 of the road;

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Regional Council would like to invite all community members to come and share their thoughts on Sign removal. the •preferred Regional Transportation Master Plan at a public meeting on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 7 p.m. in Regional Council Chambers.

Staff are also proposing an amendment to the Region’s Tourism and Essential Services

Signing Policy to allow tourism Regional roads forpriorities agri-toursim activities.policy The Regional Transportation Mastersignage Plan willon determine investment and supporting for transportation over the next 20 years. The RTMP has been conducted as a multi-step process, and When:fromTuesday, Junebeen 17,shared 2008,with drop 4:00 8:00and p.m. results each step have thein public for- input brought to Regional Council. Place: Regional Administration Headquarters (lobby)

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This public is being heldpublic for themeeting, purpose please of providing information and If you wishinformation to speak atcentre the May 18, 2010 register in advance by callingcomments the Regional Office at 519-575-4420 noonison Thursday, May 13,in receiving fromClerk’s the public. A copy of the draft by By-law available for review 2010. the Clerk’s Office, Region of Waterloo, 2nd floor, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener or on the Region’s at: about the Regional Transportation Master Plan, please visit www. For more website information movingforward2031.ca or call the Moving Forward Infoline at 519-575-4572. you require any www.region.waterloo.on.ca - tab Newsroom, tab IfPublic Notices additional information, or special assistance to participate in the Public Meeting, please contact the Moving at: If youForward have Team questions concerning the By-law, please contact Nancy Button, Manager, Transportation Engineering at 519-575-4520 or by email at movingforward@region.waterloo.on.ca 519-575-4572 bnancy@region.waterloo.on.ca tty: 519-575-4609 Region of Waterloo If you require accessible services to participate in this meeting, please contact the above 150 Frederick Floor June 10, 2008. noted personSt., by8th Tuesday, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3 All comments and information received from individuals, stakeholder groups and agencies regarding this All comments andcollected information received from individuals, and agencies project are being to assist the Region of Waterloostakeholder in making groups a decision. Under theregarding Municipal this being collected assistaddress, the Region of Waterloo making a decision. Under thebe Act, project personalare information such astoname, telephone number,inand property location that may Municipal personal information suchofasthename, and location included inAct a ,submission becomes part publicaddress, record.telephone Questions number, regarding theproperty collection of this that may be should included a submission that becomes part of the public record. Questions regarding the information beinreferred to the person indicated above. collection of this information should be referred to the contact information indicated above. Nancy Button

Accessibility: This event is accessible for people with disabilities. Accessible parking is available. If Manager, Transportation Engineering you require accessible services to attend or participate in this meeting, or to access information in Region of Waterloo alternative formats,Street, please contact the above noted contact at least five days prior to the meeting. 150 Frederick 7th Floor

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pole down the hallways of the hospital while her dad pushed. “At that age you don’t really understand,” she explained. Since that time, the disease has visited

dian Cancer Society, Frey is one of two students in charge of organizing the annual cancer care fundraiser, Relay for Life. Relay for Live gives participants a chance to cel-

Practically everyone from our school comes out. It’s not a popularity contest and the cliques seem to disappear – everyone is there. Kurtis Rempel her household a number of times. Members of her family have battled cancer of the breast, bladder, bone, skin, lung and prostate. Now, a survivor and spokesperson for the Cana-

ebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and help combat the disease. At the event, teams of students will camp out at the Woolwich Memorial Centre and take turns walk-

ing or running around the track. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length; EDSS participants will be walking from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. In her first year at the school, Frey participated in the walk that was so close to her heart. In Grade 11, she took on a more significant role and volunteered at the event. This year, she asked her friend Kurtis Rempel to help her in running it, and the two have been busy marketing the event, organizing

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he last notes having echoed off the hall at Woodside Bible Fellowship, the Elmira & District Kiwanis Music Festival has wrapped up for another year. The weeklong event saw some 125 performers, some as young as five years old, played in front of judges in the categories of junior and senior piano, strings and flute. The following winners

were announced this week: The trophy presented by the studio of Jacqueline Wall for violin excellence went to Katie Bartel. The Rampal Award for outstanding performance on the flute, presented by Constance Madelina of the St. Jacobs Conservatory of Music in memory of Jean-Pierre Rampal, was won by Steph Hoffer. The Myrtle Wilfong

Memorial Trophy and a scholarship for $200 for senior piano was presented to Will Allen. Ciaran Fast-Sittler was the recipient of the Jack Price Memorial Scholarship of $100. Scholarships in Order of Merit for $50 went to Heidi Frey, Amber Bauman, Alanna Martin, Emma Leger, Zabdi Madai Falcon, Mariah J. H. Martin, Thomas Fast-Sittler.

The Elmira Kinettes Trophy and scholarship for $150 for junior piano was presented to Irian Fast-Sittler. A scholarship of $75 went to Emily Wan, while scholarships in Order of Merit for $50 were obtained by Cameron Beaudoin-Hayes, Matthew Beaudoin-Hayes, Manola Yvonet, Michelle Lin, Liv Cento, Tony Domzella, Sarah Allen, Savannah Weber and Nathan Shuh.

he perfect activity for anyone who wishes to improve his or her health is walking. It’s the most simple, inexpensive, nonintimidating means for getting fit. It requires no high-priced gym membership, fancy equipment or trendy fitness clothing in order to participate. All that is required is you! Let’s look at the many benefits of walking (the following research is from the C.H.E.K. Institute): Metabolism – Multiple muscle groups are used when walking therefore you will increase the calorie-burning effect. In addition to more calories burned, it increases the amount of mitochondria found in your cells, in turn, increasing essential enzymes and metabolic activity. Circulation and immune system – the circulatory system is the highway your immune system travels to fight infection. By improving your circulation through daily walking, you in turn improve immune function. Internal organs – The rhythmic motion and contraction of muscles act as a wonderful massage to the internal organs. As a result the organs perform better giving you more energy and vitality. You may find after overeating, say after a big turkey dinner, going for a long stroll will help with digestion and ease the discomfort. It’s been proven that walking helps with constipation. Mind and spirit – Exercise and walking in particular, helps relieve depression, stress, and anxiety. Taking a brief walk often clears our minds of the complexities of life and gives us the space to regain mental clarity. Many find the rhythm of walking to be spiritually enlightening, using it as a means to connect to a higher power, nature, our loved ones or perhaps rediscovering our-selves. Now that you know just a few of the benefits of walking, let’s consider how to plan this into our day. If your schedule is too hectic to set aside 30 to 40 min-

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Relay: EDSS is top high school in support of event > CONTINUED FROM PG. 15 pledge forms, getting T-shirts for participants and working with the WMC to figure out logistics for the big night. Frey and other cancer survivors from the community are invited to start the night with a survivorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lap â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a time when cancer survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve achieved over cancer. But before the event can occur, the team still needs to sort out a few logistical issues. Because the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s track is under construction, the event will be moving to the Woolwich Memorial Centre, but currently the facil-

ity is not able to staff the event overnight; leaving the group without access to power, washrooms, or a place for the survivors and volunteers to rest their heels between laps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are not quite sure what to do,â&#x20AC;? explained Frey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are allowed to use up to eight per cent of the donations for administrative things like renting public toilets, but the more money that goes towards those things, the less goes towards the charity itself, so we would rather not.â&#x20AC;? The organizers are still looking for volunteers, donations and participants in the event; those who are interested should contact EDSS. Frey and Rempel are encouraging participants to

donate at least $100 each and this year they are hoping for at least 60 teams of students to sign up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing to see how many people come out to this event,â&#x20AC;? said Rempel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Practically everyone from our school comes out. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a popularity contest and the cliques seem to disappear â&#x20AC;&#x201C; everyone is there.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone seems to be affected by cancer in some way,â&#x20AC;? said Frey. In 2008, students at EDSS raised more than $94,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the highest amount from any high school in Canada. This year, they have set their sights on a goal of $100,000. This year, Relay for Life will be held on May 28, starting at 7 p.m.


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ST. JOHN’S-KILMARNOCK SCHOOL

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Crowning of Tulip Queen – Thursday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. Open to Mapleton girls age 16-21 Tulip Parade – Downtown Drayton - Saturday, May 15 11:00 a.m. Featuring a 1902 Steam Locomotive, Bands, Floats Begins at Fair Grounds – ends at PMD Arena

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Festival Events – PMD Arena - 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies Commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland – (1:00 p.m. following Parade) Parade of Legions and Fergus Brass Band and Dignitaries All things Dutch at the Indoor Street Café Delicious Dutch and Canadian cuisine, Merchandise and Tulips! Live Entertainment and Displays throughout the Day Swiss Farmers Band Local School Choirs Klaas Van Graft – (Dutch Folk Musician) Garden Scale Model railroad – You don’t want to miss this! Craft Show (Starts at 10:00 a.m.) Featuring 30 unique artisans from across Ontario Outdoor Beer Garden – hosted by Drayton Kinsmen

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1) TroPHY 1

>>Becky has always been a

cowgirl at heart for the love of the sport and her horses. Never dreaming of showing as well as she has, the trophies and awards are stacking up. This is her most recent, for winning the National High Point Senior Horse division in 2009. This was an open category for both amateurs and professionals. She has to return this trophy in September.

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2) HorsE sTATUEs

>>The horse statues are for

winning the High Point Non-Pro in 2008. The frolicking horse on the bottom was a christmas gift.

3) TEDDY bEAr

>>The first teddy bear her

husband gave Becky. It was Valentine’s Day, and was waiting for her on top of new bedroom furniture that arrived and was setup as a surprise.

4) sTooL

>>Becky’s grandfather hand-

made the stool and also created

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the floral patterned embroidery on top. It was crafted in 1978 and given to Becky’s mother, and then passed along to her when she moved out of the house. Her grandfather was big on embroidery work, adding his art to napkins and pillowcases.

5) grEEN bAg

>>It’s a bridle bag that was

the top prize for an amateur competition in 2008.

6) rIbboNs

>>These are a few of her winning ribbons for showing horses, including national and provincial ribbons. More are packed away. The number 664 was her number when she won nationals in 2009.

7) bIbLE

>>Her husband’s family is from

Germany, and each generation has passed down this really old Bible.

8) PHoTogrAPHs

>>The gang at Richland Show

Horses in Guelph, where Becky boards her horse Diamond, an appaloosa breed. Appaloosa horses are known for their unique colouring and excellent temperment. Becky belongs to the Ontario Appaloosa Club at www. ontarioappaloosa.org - there are currently 31 registered members.

9) TroPHIEs >>More hardware for showing well in competition, including a

trophy she won showing one of her parents’ horses.

10) bELT bUcKLEs

>>Her pride and joy, these belt

buckles were 20 years in the making. Every cowgirl dreams of winning and wearing these particular buckles. With four in her collection now, Becky just needs to qualify and win in world competition next October in Fort Worth, Texas to round out her achievements.

11) scrAPbooK

>>Becky has owned five horses

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Pancakes make a great Mother’s Day tradition A

little relaxation, a warm sunny day and well behaved kids – I do not think that I am asking for too much this Mother’s Day! Some moms will be taken out for brunch, some will be served breakfast in bed. But I will have the pleasure of making buttermilk pancakes with my kids. They are super easy to make and so much more satisfying than the boxed varieties. My kids always love helping me make these pancakes, always a little messier in the kitchen but a great Mother’s Day tradition. I will be honest and say that these pancakes are, on occasion served for dinner. They have saved us from a few family dinner meltdowns. This recipe should serve four people; I always like to make more and freeze them for a very quick, homemade breakfast. For a variation substitute the buttermilk for 1 cup of vanilla yogurt or sour cream with 1-1/2 cups of milk. The key when making pancakes is to not overmix. The batter should be thick and lumpy and the resulting pancakes will be light and fluffy. You can add blueberries, chocolate chips, or raspberries to flavour them, just don’t forget to add some local maple syrup – it might be the best part.

Fitness: Easy to walk your way to health > CONTINUED FROM PG. 15 utes for exercise, then why not work in a 10-minute walk before breakfast, at lunch and when you get home. By the end of the day, you’ll have done 30 minutes of exercise broken up into tiny jolts. Studies have shown that breaking the half hour into three 10-minute increments can produce the same health results as doing it in one lump of time. If seeing the numbers on paper is what motivates you, wear a pedometer. Record your steps for the day in a journal. Continue to track your steps and keep notes on the improvements you are seeing. If you walked 5,000 steps consistently in one week, challenge yourself and walk 6,000 steps the following week and so on. Share your results with a friend or co-worker. Maybe you’ll inspire them to join in the quest to a healthier lifestyle. No matter how busy you are you can make walking part of your life.

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SPORTS Young rugby squad learning on the fly Joni Miltenburg

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hether deserved or not, rugby has the reputation of being not the most genteel sport. It’s certainly not a sport where you want to face a team made up of players bigger than you are. But with almost two-thirds of their players in Grade 9, that’s been Elmira’s fate this season. Rugby is a particularly difficult sport for new players, because unlike soccer or baseball, it’s not some-

Wellesley leery of privatizing arena concession area

thing they’ve played before. Despite having to start from scratch, the newcomers picked up the elements of the sport quickly. The rookies proved their mettle in a junior varsity game against Kitchener Collegiate, which they won three tries to one. “When they’re playing with their own age and size they’ve got no problem; it’s when you get the bigger girls, that’s when the real test comes in,” said coach Tyler McIntyre. The improvement is evi-

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Amputee hockey team claims their fifth world title Joni Miltenburg

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lmira’s Vaughan MacDonald already has four world championship gold medals with the Canadian standing amputee hockey team, but winning a fifth on home soil was special. Last weekend in Montreal, the Canadian squad – which includes St. Clements native Kory Lorentz – extended its undefeated streak and claimed gold with an 11-2 pasting of Finland in the final game of the ISIHF World Amputee Hockey Championships. “I thought it was just an unbelievable weekend,” MacDonald said. Canada’s first round robin game was against Finland. The Finnish team gave them a bit of a scare, leading 4-3 going into the third period, something that had never happened before. But Canada came back strong in the third to win 6-4. Their second round robin game was a convincing 8-1 win over Latvia, followed by a matchup against the world team. Russia and the Czech Republic didn’t have enough players to ice teams this year, so the tournament included a world team made up of players from each of those countries, plus a few Canadians, a German, an Israeli and two Australians. That game was essentially an exhibition game, and Canada won handily, 10-1. On Friday, Canada faced the United States in their final round robin game

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chwarz, a Grade 9 student at Elmira District Secondary School, practices hurdles after school. This is her first time competing

in hurdles; she’s also in the high jump, triple jump and long jump events. Some of her hobbies are playing soccer, volleyball and piano.

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ellesley councillors appear to be getting cold feet about the idea of allowing private businesses to operate in the township’s arenas. The issue was initially raised when the municipality solicited proposals for the operation of the concession booth inside the Wellesley Arena. The concession booth was staffed for many years by volunteers from the board of trade, but that ended last fall when there weren’t enough volunteers. Since then, the booth has been run by township staff. The only proposal came from the We Grill N U Chill Restaurant in Wellesley, which proposed moving into the arena and operating the concession booth as a full-time food service operation. The move would require extensive renovations, including updating the wiring, plumbing, gas and installing at least one commercial deep fryer, a grill with ventilation and a second sink. The restaurant would also need four to six tables installed in the arena lobby. The Wellesley recreation service board came out strongly in favour of the proposal and offered to loan the $13,800 plus taxes required for the renovations. The service board suggested the money be repaid 2011 recreation capital budget. A privately-run restaurant is not allowed under the current zoning bylaw, requiring council to pass an amendment that allows consideration of private business use inside the arena. During a discussion at Monday

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CHAMPS AGAIN Kory Lorentz (left) and Vaughan MacDonald

show off their gold medals won at the ISIHF world amputee hockey championships last weekend.


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Going out of our way looking for trout A

couple of weeks ago, I went on a fishing expedition with this gentleman who I had been talking to all winter regarding brook trout. Well into his 80s, he is as enthusiastic an angler as I’ve seen in some time and is totally disgruntled that his wife doesn’t let him venture too far alone. Two things, I considered good signs, by the way. In me, I’m guessing, he saw some of the same I’ll-drop-anything-to-go fishing mentality that he possesses and it didn’t hurt that both of us are diehard fly fishermen who would not sully trout waters with other things that might be more effective but less fun. One of the real advantages to fishing with Bill is that he owns an Argo amphibious that he frequently drives into distant lakes where the fishing is less pressured. That was the plan on that day. We met at the trailhead, loaded up our gear and drove in about a mile and a half down a jagged muddy trail that would have given mountain goats reason to pause. And though the ride had jarred several of my teeth loose (because he refused to inflate the

Not-So-Great Outdoorsman Steve Galea tires to the recommended pressure) it was worth seeing that lake again. Last time I fished it, the specks were hungry and of remarkable size. I rigged up immediately and leaned my rod against a tree. Bill then asked me to attach the outboard to the Argo’s motor mount so that we could prepare for launch. I did and that’s when the fun began in earnest. “I hope it starts,” he mumbled. It didn’t. In fact, after I pulled the cord several thousand times, choked and unchoked it, checked gas flow and plugs and every other thing a desperate angler does when nice fish are so close and beckoning, he admitted that he hadn’t started it in two years. No problem, I said, the Argo is actually self-propelled in the water isn’t it? Well, yes, he said, it would be if he had better tires inflated to the right

pressure. As it is, it’s too slow and noisy for fishing, he said. Well, we’ll paddle, I countered. He looked sheepish. They’re back in the vehicle, he answered. Just then an ATV puttered down the trail and its rider and I conversed about how to get the outboard going – he seemed to have a fair bit of mechanical aptitude. And you know what? We did get it going. Bill then shut it down so as not to run it out of the water; instead, he chose to back the Argo into the lake and start the outboard again in the water. He ignored our advice to do this at the landing where the slope was gentle, however, and instead chose to descend a 45-degree, rockstrewn slope into the water. He made it down with a resounding splash, and then immediately uttered

a quick curse. Apparently, he had forgotten to put the plugs in and that machine was taking in water like the Titanic. Drive it over to the landing, we said. There’s a nice gentle incline and it’s 30 feet away. No. He tried coming up the same way he went in. Not a good idea. Minutes later, we were winching him up the landing. In the mean time, I realized he had run over my favourite (read expensive) rod, which was a little disappointing to say the least. Despite this, I was relieved we got him out and we drained the Argo and put the plugs back in. That’s when he decided he had had enough and didn’t feel like fishing anymore. Then, he asked me if we can reschedule. I looked at him as if he were completely stunned. We’re going again next week.

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KCI continues streak at EDSS' expense

IN PURSUIT Emily Ahier dribbles past a Kitchener Collegiate defender in girls’ soccer action Tuesday. The Lancers were shut out 4-0 by the undefeated Raiders.

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» KATIE EDMONDS

PHOTO

» JONI MILTENBURg

Provincials fruitful for Elmira bowlers

TOP: Provincial champions from Elmira Bowl Linda Brydon, Millie Krupp and Reta Martin get ready to travel to Winnipeg June 23 to compete in the National 55+ Bowling Championships.

BOTTOM: The men’s team, Curtis Martin, Ivan Brubacher and Frank Williams came in second place at the provincial competition in St. Thomas.

Rugby: Looking ahead to next year > CONTINUED FROM Pg. 20 dent in the scores; after dropping their first two games 34-0 and 50-0, the Lancers have kept their remaining games much closer, losing by just two or three tries in their last three matches. The defence has come along well, McIntyre noted, which has allowed them to hold their opponents to only a few scoring chances. “Despite this trying season, the girls are getting better every game,” he said. “Except for a couple of big runs by the other teams, we’ve hung in there.” Now they just need to work on creating more offence. They have one game left to do that: a matchup with Eastwood Collegiate on

Monday. A 12-0 loss to Bluevale Collegiate on Wednesday means they’re out of the quarterfinals, but McIntyre feels they have a good chance of winning on Monday and ending the season on a high note. This is a rookie year for McIntyre as well; he played rugby in college and then in an American league while living

in northern Ontario, but this is his first time coaching. He was impressed with the work ethic the players displayed, in spite of a tough season, and feels it bodes well for next year. “We were just so happy to get all these Grade 9s that want to give it a shot. Hopefully next year we can improve upon this.”

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Worlds: Canadian team makes relatively easy work of other squads en route to fifth title

Lacrosse comes to WMC

» JONI MILTENBURg

> CONTINUED FROM Pg. 20

PHOTO

goalie Lauren Young of the Peewee girls’ team blocks a shot in practice Monday. With one of the sports pads at the Fergus arena under construction this summer, Centre Wellington Minor Lacrosse is holding games and practices at the Woolwich Memorial Centre.

» Saturday, May 08, 2010

– a “spirited affair” that saw the Canadians shut out their opponents 5-0. Canada finished first in the round robin, which meant they advanced straight to the gold medal game. Finland and the United States played for the other spot in the final, and in a stunning upset,

Finland won 4-2. It was the first time that Canada had faced a team other than the U.S. in the final, but they made short work of their upstart opponents. Unlike their first game against Finland, Canada had all four lines going and they won handily, 11-2. MacDonald has been an avid hockey player since he was five, but after a motorcycle acci-

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Slo-pitch off to fast start IT'S ALL LANCERS The slo-pitch season started this week and the EDSS girls got off to a blistering start, downing grand River 18-3 on Monday and dropping Waterloo Collegiate 14-2 on Wednesday. At left, Rachel Martin pitches the ball in; inset, Jessica Reichard connects with a solid hit.

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Concession: Township defers arena decision > CONTINUED FROM Pg. 20 night’s meeting, several councillors were clearly uncomfortable with the scale of the proposed restaurant. “This whole thing has shifted from running a booth to running a pri-

vate business in there – a restaurant business,” said Coun. Herb Neher. “I think the intent is good, but … the next step is someone may want to open something else.” Chief administrative officer Susan Duke reminded council that

amending the bylaw would only allow private businesses to operate in the arena in principle, and would not mean approval for any particular contract. Mayor Ross Kelterborn indicated he’d like to see the issue brought

to the recreation service boards for their input, because any amendments would affect other recreation facilities in the township. Council ultimately decided to defer further discussion until the next recreation committee meeting.

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NORTH WATERLOO SCOPED SUBWATERSHED STUDY Subwatersheds 309, 301, 310 in the Laurel Creek Watershed The Study The City of Waterloo, in coordination with participating landowners, is proceeding with the North Waterloo Scoped Subwatershed Study for lands within Subwatersheds 309, 301, 310 in the Laurel Creek Watershed. The purpose of the Subwatershed Study is to undertake detailed fieldwork and analysis to determine the areas for protection and/or enhancement, recommend management measures, and identify areas appropriate for development. The resulting Management Plan will be used as framework for the protection of natural features and functions and development of a District Plan. The Study Area is divided into a Primary Study Area and Secondary Study Area. The Primary Study Area includes lands within the City of Waterloo currently designated for residential use and a small portion of land north of the City of Waterloo boundary. The Primary Study Area is the focus area for the Subwatershed Study and will be characterized by using secondary source information and detailed, multi-season field surveys. The Secondary Study Area, which includes lands upstream within the Townships of Woolwich and Wellesley, will be characterized primarily through review of secondary source information. The Subwatershed Study will also incorporate a review and assessment of preliminary stormwater management strategies and sanitary servicing and road alignment options to provide direction to future planning studies and applications. The Process The Subwatershed Study is being completed in coordination with the City of Waterloo, Grand River Conservation Authority, Region of Waterloo, and Ministry of Natural Resources in the context of a Technical Steering Committee. A Background Study has been completed, the Terms of Reference for the Subwatershed Study was approved by City of Waterloo Council in May 2008, and a Technical Work Plan was approved by the Technical Steering Committee in September 2009. These documents can be downloaded from www.waterloo.ca/NWSSS. The Subwatershed Study is proceeding in accordance with policies of the City of Waterloo’s Official Plan, as well as the policies and regulations of the other public agencies. Public Information Centre Public input is encouraged throughout the study process. Input will primarily be facilitated through a series of Public Information Centres. The first Public Information Centre has been scheduled to allow members of the public an opportunity to review the work completed to date and to provide input into and comments on the Subwatershed Study. Date:

May 25, 2010

Time:

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex Hauser Haus 101 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo Notification of subsequent Public Information Centres will be provided at the appropriate time by means of a similar advertisement in local publications and the project website (www.waterloo.ca/NWSSS). Comments We are interested in hearing any comments that you may have about the Subwatershed Study. All comments will become part of the public record, including names. All other personal information will not be part of the public record. Please provide your comments or requests for additional information concerning this project to either: Robyn McMullen City of Waterloo 100 Regina Street South Waterloo, ON N2J 4A8 Telephone: 519-747-8531

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Technical / Skilled Trades

The Township of Wellesley Requires a Clerical Assistant (Full-time, Temporary to be reviewed in 2011) The position to be filled will serve both the needs of the Recreation Department and the Fire Chief in the Township of Wellesley.

Seeking a skilled & experienced trades person (min of 5 years) for General Machining, full time position, also seeking a skilled & experienced (min of 5 years) Welder/Fabricator, full time position.

Fax resume to 519-669-3021

The principle job functions include: Fire Chief - Supportive role to complement the work of the Fire Chief in file management, correspondence, preparation of Fire Department presentations, Emergency Management reports, plans, compliance forms and tests - Maintenance of fire data in Fire Pro computerized systems - Processing Purchase orders - Technology and website support

Director of Recreation - Supportive role to complement the work of the Director of Recreation in file management, correspondence, training materials and schedules - Processing work orders and purchase orders - Preparation of community news letter - Monitoring commodity consumption records - Support and back up the the CLASS rental program - Technology and website support

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Apply in person to 305 Arthur St. S., Elmira

Responsible to the Retail Store Manager, you will provide courteous and efficient service and product advice to the public and staff customers. You will process cash, credit, and debit card payments by using PRISM and Royal Bank Debit card machines, ticket and replenish merchandise, and provide general housekeeping of shelves and merchandise on display. Some heavy lifting and unloading truck shipments will be required. You will consistently demonstrate a friendly and helpful attitude toward customers. Looking for a mature individual with good knowledge of hardware and home repairs. You have good communication skills and a high school diploma or equivalent. We offer a competitive salary and great working conditions. If you are interested in becoming part of Home Hardware, please forward your resume, quoting Retail Sales Associate #837, by Friday, May 14th, 2010 to: Human Resources Department, Hardware Stores Limited, 34 Henry Street West, St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0 e-mail: hr@homehardware.ca Fax: 519-664-4711 (Microsoft Products Only)

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> Elmira - 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo available for rent July 1. Appliances included in unit. $950 plus heat. Please call 519-2100094. > Industrial Bay for rent. 64 Howard Ave., Elmira. 2000 sq ft., open space. 14’ high bay door. 16’ ceiling height, good for mezzanine. separate hydro, gas and water meters. Inquiries please call 519-465-8421 or 519-669-1461 ext. 22. > St. Jacobs - Upscale apt. in village core. One + bedroom, controlled entrance, includes 5 appliances, ensuite laundry, A/C. 1,159 SF. Rent $1050 per month (utilities extra). Available immediately. Steps away from excellent shopping, restaurants,, theatre, nature trails. 519664-2293 ext. 322. REAL ESTATE

> Open House - Sat. May 8, 2-4 p.m. 57 Porchlight Dr., Elmira. 3 Bedroom, freehold townhouse with finished basement. Two 3 piece bathrooms, California window coverings throughout. Ceramic, carpet, and laminate flooring. Fenced yard, single car garage. $268,000. 519-6698017. propertyguys.com I.D. #117957. TRADES & SERVICES

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> DE-CLUTTER FOR A CAUSE - ROYAL LEPAGE SHELTER FOUNDATION May 15, 2010. Royal LePage Elmira Real Estate Services Family/Community Event! Fundraiser Garage Sale. Elmira Fire Truck great for your kids, local singer Giselle Sanderson, BBQ - breakfast and lunch. Furniture, computer tables, clothing, rugs, dishwashers, stove, air conditioner etc. 100% of proceeds will be donated to our own local Woolwich Community Services Family Violence Prevention Program. Your items can be dropped off at our office; 90 Earl Martin Dr., Elmira Unit 1, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 519669-3192. > Elmira Community Garage Sale - June 11 & 12. Details to follow. > Family Garage Sale - Sat. May 8, 8 a.m., James St., Elmira. wooden screen door 33 1/2 x 82, Roxton table and 4 chairs, air tight wood stove, farm chimney fan, quality prints, antiques and more! > Garage Sale - 12 Thrush Crt, Elmira. Sat. May 8, 8 a.m - 1 p.m. > Garage

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> Garage

Sale Falcon Drive, Elmira, May 8, 8 a.m. - 12. houses to one and we to shop!

> Garage Sale - home decor, TV cabinet, Tupperware and much more. Fri. May 14, 1 - 8 p.m., Sat. May 15, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rain or shine. 151 Brookmead St., Elmira. > Garage Sale - May 15, 8 a.m., 208 Park Ave. W., Elmira. Kids clothes, toys, household items, Corelle & Stoneware dishes, electrical boxes. No early birds. > Garage Sale - Sat. May 15, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 6 Thrush Crt., Elmira. Numerous household items.

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AUCTIONS Turf - Municipal - Mechanical - Construction

AUCTION to be held at:

Breslau Airport Road Auction Complex 5100 Fountain St North, Breslau (Kitchener)

Sat May 15th 9:00am 2 - 91 IHC/Ford TA Dumps 87 Champion 730 Grader JD F935-D 60” Mower 3 - JD Gator Truckster’s

2 - JD 4300 Tractor Mowers N-H TC29 Tractor Mower Ford 2910 Diesel Tractor I-R 185 CFM Compressor

2 - Walk-Behind Mowers * 6+ Stihl Concrete & Chainsaws * Mowers 20+ Trimmers * 3 - Water Pumps * asphalt Hot Box * Top Dresser Generators * 2 - Honda Tillers * leaf Blowers * 2 - RYAN aerators Rim Clamp Tire Changer * Tire Balancers * Shop Tools & Equip 3pth/PTO Equip * * Tampers * Trailers Large Quantity of Mechanical & Plumbing Equipment=> 6 - Rigid 300’s * 8+ Genie lifts * Benders * Carts * Wire Reel Racks Chain saw Hoists * 20+ Job Boxes * Pipe Wrenches * Chop Saws 10+ Welders * Torches * 100 + Fire Ext * 25 + Hyd Jacks Punches * Threaders * 10 + Hilti Hammer Drills * Pallet Carts 2 - New Gas Drills * Skids of Hyd & Truck Parts *

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> Garage Sale - 49 Misty River Dr., Conestogo. Fri. May 7, 3-7 p.m., Sat. May 8, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Air hockey table, dbl mattress, boxspring and bed frame, head board, Partylite candle holders, hockey net. Tupperware - some new, Beanie Baby Bears, rocking horse, large toy box, collectable New Barbie Dolls, blankets, throw pillows, 4 folding chairs, rocking chair, towels, table cloths, bed sheets, bar fridge, pictures, dresser, area rugs, lamps, floral arrangements, wooden shelves, LP’s, compact discs, stereo speakers. Many, many more items too numerous to list. All items in new or good condition. No early birds.

Auctioneer’s Note - There will be TWO Auction Rings ...Come Early or Miss the Deals!

AUTOMOTIVE

> 2000 Chrysler Neon LX - 4 door sedan, sunroof, auto., 103,000kms, $4,400 saftied and e-tested. 519807-8189.

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GARAGE SALES

> Garage Sale - Sat. May 8, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 2294 Floradale Rd. Books, games, dishes, baby clothes, Books of Knowledge Set some antiques. > Giant $2 Record Tent Sale. 30,000 albums plus 78’s and 45’s. Sunday, May 9, 9-6, 2079 Floradale Rd., Elmira.

> Giant Perennial Sale. > Multi

Running daily. Barnswallow Dr. Elmira.

> Heidelberg Town Wide Yard Sale! May 8 at 8 am. Dozens of sales, thousands of bargains! > HUGE TOY AND PERENNIAL SALE - 54 Spring Wagon Lane, Elmira. Fri. May 7, 11 a.m. - 6, Sat. May 8, 7 am.m to ? Lots of indoor/outdoor toys, infant items, children’s books, household items, lots of perennials, too much to mention.

Family Garage Sale - Sat. May 15, 8 am. - 1 p.m. 20 Centre St., Elmira. Toys, bikes, clothes, attic treasures and more.

> Multi Family Garage Sale - Sat. May 8, 7 a.m., 106 First St. W., Elmira. Something for everyone. No early birds. > Multi

Family Garage Sale - Sat. May 8, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 21 Pintail Dr., Elmira. Kitchen table and chairs, 2 exercise machines, vertical blinds, household items and toys.

> Multi

Family Garage Sale. Sat. May 8, 7:30 a.m. 3 Peregrine Cres., Elmira.

> Multi Family Garage Sale. Sat. May 8, 8 a.m., 98 Porchlight St. Elmira. Everything from toys to furniture. > Street Sale - Weberlyn Cres., Conestogo. Sat. May 8, 8a.m. - 1 p.m.

ANIMAL CONTROL BY-LAW 75-2006 The Council of the Township of Woolwich passed an Animal Control By-law on November 14, 2006. The following are key points for dog owners: • Every owner of a dog must license and register such dog with the Township of Woolwich by April 15th or within 21 days of becoming the owner of a dog. • The tag must be attached to the dog any time that it is off the property of the owner. • All dogs must have a current rabies vaccination and the appropriate documentation showing proof of vaccination. • At any time that a dog is off the owners property it must be leashed and under the control of a responsible person. • The owner of a dog or person in control of a dog except a Guide Dog must remove and dispose of in sanitary manner excrement left by the dog anywhere in the Township. • No person may keep more then three (3) dogs on one property without a kennel license. •The owner of a dog shall not permit such dog to make any clearly audible noise which is likely to disturb the inhabitants of the Township. The by-law also includes regulations for kennel operations and fines for all offences. Some of the fines and fine amounts are: Allowing a dog to run at large $195.00 Failure to procure a dog license $195.00 Failure to remove dog waste $345.00 Failure to provide evidence of a rabies inoculation $345.00 Please contact Lorna VanderPloeg at (519) 669-6007 or lvanderploeg@woolwich.ca for a copy of the by-law or a complete fine schedule.

> Yard Sale - Fri., May

14, 1 p.m., Sat. May 15, 8 a.m. 388 Hill St., West Montrose - East on Hwy 86, right at lights (Northfield), follow signs. 23 ft MacGregor sailboat with trailer, hull good, a fixer upper. Rabbit pens and feeders, bikes, furniture, household items, clothes and more! Rain date: Fri. May 21, Sat. May 22.

100% Local. Period.

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Sale - Sat. May 8, 1 Finch Pl., Elmira. 8 a.m. - noon. Leather dining chairs, vanity and top, dishes, toys etc.

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> Garage

ALL TOGETHER

Students at St. Teresa School took part in the sixth annual Music Monday, which saw students across Canada singing the same song at the same time: Sing Sing,” written by Juno award-winning artist Serena Ryder.

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

CONESTOGO PUBLIC SCHOOL NEW CROSSING GUARD SERVICE Adult Crossing Guards are now on duty to assist students of Conestogo Public School. The Crossing Guards are in place in the morning from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. , and in the afternoon from 3:20 p.m. until 3:50 p.m. each school day. They are there to help students cross Sawmill Road directly in front of the school. Inquiries about this new service may be directed to the Township's Deputy Clerk by calling (519) 669-6005 or you may direct your inquiry to the School Principal. Appreciation is extended to the members of the Conestogo Pedestrian Safety Committee for assistance to the Township in finding people willing to act as Crossing Guards!

Take The Power Pledge www.powerpledge.ca THANKYOU,ONTARIO! Thanks to thousands of Ontarians who pledged in the successful

2009 Count Me In! conservation awareness campaign. Last year Ontarians pledged to undertake over 231,000 acts of conservation! More than 175 conservation-related community events took place, and 83 communities registered for the 2009 Community Challenge Day. We hope that you’ll continue your conservation commitment by taking part in this year’s campaign. Not only will you earn AIR MILES® reward miles by taking The Power PledgeOM to save energy, you will also save money and help reduce greenhouse gases!


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re you planning to move or have you just moved? Do you have bookshelves groaning under the weight of a number of books that you haven’t looked at in years? Or perhaps other items that go unused? This week, Royal LePage in Elmira is giving local residents the opportunity to drop off those excess beM&T Business Ad:Layout longings at Card their first 1

annual ‘De-clutter for a Cause’ event happening May 15 between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is a first for the Elmira branch, but the second annual Canada-wide garage sale, all proceeds going towards the Shelter Foundation, a Royal LePage charity to support shelters and resources for women and children. The organization has raised more 04/03/09 10:22 AM Page 1 than $10 million since

its inception, providing support for more than 30,000 women and children across Canada each year. The money raised in the Elmira garage sale will go directly back into the community, specifically Woolwich Community Service’s family violence prevention program. “That’s what’s so neat about it,” said Bonnie Brubacher, broker of record at Royal LePage.

“We get to choose exactly where the funds are going to go.” Staff at Royal LePage will be collecting items for donation at their 90 Earl Martin Dr. office. They are asking that donors choose carefully which items they drop off and ensure that they are of good quality. “At the end of the day, we will have to take all the items that we can’t sell to the

dump,” explained Brubacher. “That will cost us money, meaning less money going towards the charity itself, so we ask that people make sure their items have only been gently used and are in good condition.” In addition to the sale, the parking lot of the office will be bustling with activity, including a BBQ and live musical performances. “We are really look-

ing forward to the day,” said Brubacher. “And we are so thankful for the items that have been coming in to our office.” If you wish to donate your gently used items for the garage sale, please drop them off at the office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. If you have furniture items to donate, call Brubacher at 519-669-3192.


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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS Paul & David Samis Sales Representatives

BROKERAGE

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BRAD MARTIN Broker of Record MVA Residential

Res: 519-669-1068

JULIE HECKENDORN Broker Res: 519-669-8629

90 Earl Martin Dr., Unit 1, Elmira N3B 3L4

7015 Wellington Rd 10, Moorefield - $525,000 Picturesque location for a hobby or equestrian farm. Lovely 2 sty. red brick, completely rennovated. New roof, drilled well, bank barn, drive shed. Property˙s charm enhanced by a branch of the Conestoga.

UPDATED BUNGALOW - in Birdland! Family room addition. Replacement windows, refaced cabinetry. Rec. rm. w/gas stove and wet bar. 4th bdrm in bsmt. Garden shed. Great lot! NEW MLS $289,900

2550 Northfield - $389,000 OPEN HOUSE Sat. 1 - 3PM

BONNIE BRUBACHER Broker of Record

SHANNA ROZEMA Broker.

DARREN ROMKEY Sales Rep.

LAURIE LANGDON Sales Rep.

DALE KELLER Sales Rep.

MONIQUE BRUBACHER Sales Rep.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURE PROPERTIES Year round trailer

Lovely 3/4 acre country property, easy commute to KW/Guelph, extensive upgrades, hot water/wood heating, 2sty. shop, storage shed, tidy large home for entertaining.

$81,000 North Waterloo | Some updates offered, 2 bedroom + den, bright living room with bay window and laminate floors, spacious kitchen and dinette, newer gas furnace, some newer windows, appliances included! MLS

7502 Sideroad 7 E NEW PRICE $229,500

OPEN HOUSE | SAT MAY 8TH 2-4PM 10 Spring wagon lane., elmira

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.

CHARMING HISTORIC HOME! - Maple kitchen. Harwd flrs. Bonus room in attic. 2-tiered deck. 2 bthrms. Main floor laundry. Backs onto laneway. Close to downtown. Recently painted. MLS $254,900

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GoWanStoWn $315,000 | 1870 Fieldstone Home, beautifully maintained, with welcoming characteristic features, deep cherry window sills, original front door to covered verandah, double garage addition. MLS

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$319,000 DRAYTON | Located just outside of town amongst other fine homes. 3 Bedrooms, spacious mainfloor offers family room, country kitchen, dining or living room, laundry. Oversized double garage. MLS

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BACKS TO FARMLAND - enjoy the sunsets! Ceramic foyer, kitchen & main flr. laundry. Hardwood in LR/DR. Five new appliances included! Bonus rm/3rd bdrm 2.5 baths (ensuite) MLS $399,900

BERT MARTIN, BROKER

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY This 5 plex is loaded with character! Always rented! Good condition. Large 3 bdrm. unit. Short walk to downtown. Shows a good return. MLS $459,900

ONLY 1 LEFT - Finally Elmira offers a unique condo development backing to open parkland. 1900 sq.ft. of quality constructed living space. In-floor heating avail. Custom kitchens. Elevators. Oversized dble. garage. EXCL $413,500

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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!

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COUNTRY RETREAT - Updated bungalow w/barn/shop. 11 acres - mixed bush, pond! Sunroom. Large bedrooms. Open concept living area. Min’s from Elmira/K-W & Guelph. MLS $549,000

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$275,900 Like new, end unit freehold townhouse backing onto greespace. Ceramic, hardwood, new rec room with large windows. Bright and cheery home connected at garage only. Oversized single garage. You’ll love the patio and privacy screening. MLS

GREAT STARTER! 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. $59,000

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$209,900 - Beautiful spacious semi in great Elmira location. Large driveway that fits 4 cars. Two sheds included. Many upgrades, including 120 amp service. New roof and furnace in 2007, replaced porch and more. Close to shopping, schools, 1015 minutes drive to Waterloo! Great value! MLS

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STRANGE BUT TRUE

Nature sometimes up to odd tricks with twins

Q.

“Conjoined twins” are the rarest of the rare, occurring only once every 100,000 births, with many dying within one day of being born. What’s their biological basis?

A.

Although most experts believe they arise from the division of a single embryo, some still maintain they result from the partial rejoining of two previously separate twins, says behavioral neuroscientist Mark Blumberg in Freaks of Nature: What Anomalies Tell Us About Development and Evolution. While most conjoined twins are joined at the chest and abdomen, the world’s most famous pair are Abigail and Brittany Hensel, born in 1990, with two heads, spinal cords, hearts, but only one pair of legs. Each twin primarily controls her

Strange But True Bill & Rich Sones own arm (a third awkward arm was removed soon after birth). “Watching these girls swim, ride a bike, and dribble a basketball, my friends were as stunned as I was when I first saw them in action.” Reportedly, when the two sisters cannot agree on a destination, paralysis sets in. In the extraordinary case known as “fetus in fetu,” one twin grows completely inside the other. When an Indian man with a huge belly developed trouble breathing at age 36, the surgeon opened him up looking

for a tumor. Instead he found himself shaking a well-developed hand with long fingernails. Then came more limbs, bones, etc, that under different circumstances could have cohered to form this man’s twin brother.

Q.

What’s the “muzzle velocity” of a major league fastball and what’s the point of such terminology?

A.

The fastball may be the key baseball pitch, with the fastest of them crossing the plate at about 100 mph, says Robert Adair in The Physics of Baseball. In 1946, Bob Feller threw a pitch at 98.6 as it passed through a measuring trap about 60 feet away, though that was not muzzle velocity, or speed as it left the pitcher’s hand.

Data generally show such velocity to be about 8 mph greater than when the ball crosses the plate, or a loss of about 1 mph every seven feet. So the Feller pitch must have “muzzled” at about 107 mph! At such a speed, the ball will reach the batter in about 0.4 seconds, leaving little time to think or anticipate, let alone to watch the ball on its way in, since its angular velocity makes it impossible for the eyes to follow. An analogy: Just as at an airshow you can easily track for several minutes a plane flying at 20,000 feet, you cannot track for even a few seconds a jet plane flying 100 feet directly overhead (from Robert Watts and Terry Bahill in Keep Your Eye on the Ball).

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

FAMILY ALBUM STAG & DOE

Women head for play day in St. Clements

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The Newfoundland Club 1500 Dunbar Rd. Cambridge Midnight Buffet, 50/50, Games Tickets $12 each or $20 pair Call Shirley at 519-699-0087 for tickets

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 Doors open at 8 p.m. Linwood Community Centre 5279 Ament Line Linwood, On N0B 2A0 - Games - DJ - Prizes - Food $10/Ticket available at door

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IN MEMORIAM

Grace Brubacher March 22, 1962 - May 6, 2000

God saw you getting tired, and a cure there was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered “Come to me”. With tearful eyes we watched you slip away. Although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, your body came to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He really takes the best.

Ten years have gone by and you are still in our thoughts Dave and Shirley, Shavonne and Kirby

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he YMCA Outdoor Centre in St. Clements will be a ‘no men allowed’ zone May 15 as the Women’s Growth Network will be hosting its fifth annual Women’s Play Day – a day designed to give women a chance to take a break from work and simply relax and play. “Women typically don’t take enough time for themselves. This is a chance for them to try something different, step outside their comfort zones and just have some fun,” said Lisa Ivaldi, past play day participant and current event coordinator for the Women’s Growth Network. The day includes breakfast, lunch, and four fun sessions, both indoor and outdoor, including a wide range of activities, from high and low ropes and rock wall climbing to improvisation and candle making as well as a mini-marketplace, gift bags and door prizes. “This day is all about fun – like a day at camp for grown-ups,” she said. The Women’s Growth Network is a virtual gathering place or network of women all learning, celebrating, and growing together and has been around since 2005. Although there

DEATH NOTICES

> DIETZ, Robert R. “Rob” – Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in his 49th year. > LEACY, Genevieve (Jenny) – Passed away at Derbecker’s Heritage House on April 28, 2010, age 82 years. > MacDONALD, Patricia Elsie “Pat”- Passed away at home with her family by her side, on Monday, April 19, 2010 in her 81st year, of Elmira. > ROTH, Carol Elaine – Passed away on Monday, April 25, 2010 at her residence Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton, and formerly resided for 38 years at David Fisher Residence, Erbsville. She was 66 years of age.

were many networking groups devoted to business women, there really was no place to go and gather with other like-minded women who want to grow their minds, bodies, and souls, explained Ivaldi about the creation of the organization. The play day has been the most successful event for the organization; the group has been offering play day events in St. Clements and Bolton, Ont. for the past four years. “I think we learn when we play. Not often do we get that chance to just try something new and do so in a supportive environment with our peers.” Event organizers expect about 40 people to attend this year’s play day. Ivaldi notes that participants from all over come out for the activity. “The YMCA location in St. Clements is a perfect venue for the event,” she explained. “It’s a great facility. They have so many things to do and explore – so much variety.” Play day participants will register by choosing one activity they want to join for each of the four sessions. There is limited space for each activity. Registration is available online up until May 10. Visit www.womensgrowthnetwork.com or call Ivaldi at 1-866-601-3081 for more information.

> SCHNEIDER, Maria – Peacefully on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Pinehaven Nursing Home, Waterloo, Maria (Emrich) Schneider age 97 years, formerly of RR1, Waterloo. > SEYLER, Wilfred – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief battle with cancer, on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at St. Mary’s Hospital at the age of 83 years. Wilfred resided in Wellesley. > WEBER, Edna (Mrs. Ivan) – Peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Heritage House, St. Jacobs. Edna (Martin) Weber age 87 years of St. Jacobs.


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Renovations Decks & Fences Elmira

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

519-669-3332

Design/ Build Agricultural/ Residential

-Framing -Roofing -Renovations -Repairs

519-669-3082

6672 Ruggles Rd. Floradale RR#2 Wallenstain, N0B 2S0

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

Lisa Stemmler, RMT 519-504-8004

Call for estimate

Willis Martin

DRAYTON, ON

519-638-2699

DECORATING

33 First Street, East Elmira, ON

519.669.8917

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• 14 ton BoomTruck • 35 ton Mobile Crane

YES... WE DO RESIDENTIAL WORK!

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

For All Your Framing Needs

Specializing in Paint & Wallcoverings For all your home decorating needs

519-664-9999 ST. JACOBS

24 Hour Service 7 Days A Week

PAINTING

GLEN

BIRMINGHAM PAINTING & DECORATING

PAINTING 20 years experience

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING • WALLPAPERING

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

OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE!

519-669-2251

519-669-1131

36 Hampton St., Elmira

You name it, we frame it!

519-669-3658 27 Arthur St. S., Elmira

76 Howard Ave., Elmira 519.669.3456 LAWN MAINTENANCE

LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING LTD. ORGANIC LAWN CARE PRODUCTS

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

Murray & Daniel Shantz

TEL: 519-664-1202 / 519-778-6104 FAX: 519 664-2759 • 24 Hour Emergency Service

519-669-3373

Concrete Foundations Limited

ORTLIEB Read’s Decorating CRANE & Equipment Ltd.

GLASS SYSTEMS INC.

Planting | Garden Design Lawn Maintenance All Your Gardening Needs

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Driveways • Sidewalks • Curbs • Barn Renovations Finished Floors • Retaining Walls • Short Walls

ER RS OVYEA 10

Anita Soehner Clean Up | Mulch

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

REGISTERED

AFTER HOURS

FAX: 519.669.3210

RESIDENTIAL & AGRICULTURAL

ST. JACOBS

Complete Garden Maintenance

MESSAGE THERAPY

1-800-CARSTAR

Ltd.

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Cell | 519.504.5934

519.669.8330

SINCE 1961

CONSTRUCTION

24 Hour Accident Assistance

CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS

CRANE

CONSTRUCTION

RUDOW’S CARSTAR COLLISION CENTRE

WEICKERT& MEIROWSKI

519-616-3841

pittman5@live.ca

COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL

519.669.5643

CONCRETE

101 Bonnie Crescent, Elmira, ON N3B 3G2

Home Improvements

GLASS SERVICES

GARDEN MAINTENANCE

519-669-7652

21 HOWARD AVE., ELMIRA

CARPET CARE

Renovating? Let us do the clean up

Accredited Test & Repair Facility

519-669-4400

AUTOMOTIVE

Complete Collision Service

AUTO CLINIC

to repair your vehicle with

Call Us At

rozell_soehner@yahoo.ca

AUTOMOTIVE

ALMA, ONTARIO

PHONE:

519.846.5427 FAX: 519.846.5134

PAINTING Over 15 Years Experience

Mike

PLUMBING

YOUR

PLUMBING & HEATING SPECIALISTS!

C.J.

PAINTING

519.669.9160

Cell: 519.998.4094

BRUBACHER LTD. 19 First St. E., Elmira

519-669-3362

► 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 !

NEW

Environmentally Friendly

WEED CONTROL

PLUMBING

LANDSCAPING & OTHER SERVICES

► Landscape Design ► Landscape Build ► Hydro-seeding ► Slit-seeding ► Over-seeding ► Sodding ► Planting ► Interlocking Stone ► Retaining Walls & Steps ► Water Ponds ► Backhoe & Skid Steer Services

Call for your free estimate ELMIRA

519-669-1278 TOWING

Steve Co.

Plumbing and Maintenance Inc.

RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL

For all your Plumbing Needs. 24 HOUR SERVICE Steve Jacobi

ELMIRA

519-669-3652

TOWING AND RECOVERY

CASH PAID

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

519-568-8666


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SERVICE PROFESSIONALS

Now Booking For:

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R O O F I N G

Steel Cedar Shingles Fully Insured

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

Thousands of satisfied customers!

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

519.698.2114

We call Elmira home but we service the surrounding area.

27 Brookemead, St, Elmira kdetweiler@rogers.com

In Business since 1971 • Fully Insured

SELF STORAGE

SEPTIC

ever-green@sympatico.ca

Since 19 96

Serving Elmira and Surrounding Area for over 30 years!

519-505-0985

Owner|Operator

Locally Owned & Operated

• Specializing in residential re-roofs • Repairs • Churches

>Commercial Commercial & Residential >Booking for Spring Cleanup

>Complete Complete Lawn Maintenance >Flower bed maintenance

TOP QUALITY RESIDENTIAL ROOFING SYSTEMS

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

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Call or email Mike for your FREE estimate.

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SIGNAGE | VINYL & DIGITAL

SKATE SHARPENING

BICYCLE SALES & REPAIRS

GET YOUR BICYCLES READY

graphfix ltd. Various sizes & rates

CLEAN • DRY • SECURE

Call

519-669-4964

Signs & Banners

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

Vehicle Lettering Logos & Graphics

Waterloo Region • Woolwich Township

Decals & Safety Stickers

519-896-7700

100 SOUTH FIELD DRIVE, ELMIRA

SOIL

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Pick-up or Delivery

519-888-1007

Large format printing

With an expert spring tune up

20

BILL SCHENKEL

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519-664-1809

parts extra

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ST.JACOBS

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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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•Stump Grinding IN PRINT. ONLINE. IN PICTURES. IN DEPTH.

519-669-1836 Thomas Martin

PLACES OF FAITH

HEARING ASSISTED

No God No Peace Know God Know Peace

St. Teresa Catholic Church Celebrate Eucharist with us

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

St. Jacobs

Bloomingdale Mennonite Church

ELMIRA

Minister: Rev. Dave Jagger Sunday Worship: 10:55am

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

Visit our new website on: 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

May 9

Sunday, May 9, 2010 9:15 and 11:00 am

Overcoming The Fear of Rejection

SERIES: Better Than Happy

Church

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

Breakfast - 9:45 AM Service - 10:30 AM

10:00 am

Wheelchair accessible • Nursery Care provided • Hearing Assisted

#4 "A Life of Compassion" 200 Barnswallow Dr., Elmira • 519-669-1296 Check out our website www.woodsidechurch.ca

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Mother’s Day

Upbeat Family

48 Hawkesville Rd. • 519-664-2311

Trinity United Church Sunday School During Worship

Welcome to

NURSERY PROVIDED

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

Worship & Calvary United Sunday School

Mass times are:

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

.com

www.

Discovering God Together

Dale Ward

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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24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

TOTAL HOME ENERGY SYSTEMS

A Wild weekend

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

YOUR OIL, PROPANE, NATURAL GAS AND AIR CONDITIONING EXPERTS

11 HENRY ST. - UNIT 9, ST. JACOBS

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25 Industrial Dr., Elmira, On.

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33 Industrial Dr., Elmira 519.669.1591

AN AMAZING RACE Participants in the

Wild Woolwich Challenge, Kim Dreisinger and Jason Weber (top) as well as Tiffany Schaefer and Nicole Porter stop in at Gramma Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on May 1 to make a homemade Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day card, one of the many challenges during the day long event. The fundraiser collected approximately $6,500 for Woolwich Community Servicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs.

Plus a whole lot

www.freybc.com

MAY 8 > Casino Bus Trip to Casino Rama. Cost $10 per person. Must pay in advance at the Legion. the Royal Canadian Legion, 11 First St. E., Elmira.

mother, daughter or friend and come relax and spend the day with us! Vendors 9:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 p.m., guest speaker 11 a.m., Lunch 11:45 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 p.m., $5. Fashion show 1:30 p.m. All proceeds to Woolwich Family Violence prevention program. St. Jacobs Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd., St. Jacobs. For more information call Brenda Cope 519-664-3232.

> Annual Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Tea hosted

by the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s League; 2-4 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila Parish Hall, 19 Flamingo Dr., Elmira. Door prizes, bake table, penny table and of course tea and dessert. This is an open invitation for everyone (men too!) to come out for an enjoyable afternoon to honour our moms.

MAY 11 > Mother-Daughter-Son

Potluck at Alma United Church, 6:30 p.m. at Alma United Church, Rebecca Street, Alma, need information call 519-846-5250.

spring Ladies Night Out at Woolwich Community Health Centre at 7:30 p.m. Jennifer Moore talking on container gardening. No charge, refreshments. Bring a friend and get inspired for spring planting season. Info call 519664-3794, ext. 237.

MAY 14 a.m. For parents and their children (0-5 yr). Topic: Prepare your child for a trip the dentist. Woolwich Community Health Centre, 519664-3794.

> Hawaiian Dinner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ham and .com

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coleslaw and fabulous dessert bar. Royal Canadian Legion, 11 First St. E., Elmira. Two sittings 5 & 7 p.m. Adults $12, 6-10 yrs $5, 5 yrs and under free. Call 519669-2932 for more information.

> Gale Presbyterian Church &

> A Day Just For Her. Invite a sister, Woolwich Counselling Centre

MAY 15 www.

www.cooperators.ca

519-699-4641

> H.U.G.S. Program 9:15-11:45 Everything thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fit to print...

FREE CONSULTATION Bus.:519.669.2632

3435 Broadway St. Hawkesville

> Waterloo Rural Women annual

MACHINE WORKS INCORPORATED

DENTURE Allen Morrison Insurance Inc.

MAY 12

SANYO CANADIAN

Since 1987 - DentureTech Since 1995 - Denturist

Home Auto Business Farm Investments Life

Rugs and Upholstery

â&#x20AC;˘Mattress Cleaning â&#x20AC;˘Residential â&#x20AC;˘Commercial â&#x20AC;˘Personalized Service â&#x20AC;˘Free Estimates

. 5 2 1 $

Skilled craftsmanship. Quality materials. CONSTRUCTION STARTS HERE.

meatballs casserole,

with hash vegetables

brown and

invite you to Howellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fish Fry from 4:30-7 p.m. with entertainment by The Synergy Hand Bell choir at 7:15. Tickets are $20. Call 519669-2852.

MAY 16 > 160th Anniversary Concert

Series at St. James Lutheran Church, 60 Arthur St. S., Elmira. 3 p.m. An afternoon of chamber music featuring Peter Carter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; violinist, Jennifer Enns Modolo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mezzo soprano, Jeff Enns â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pipe organ and piano. Free-will offering, handicap accessible, refreshments will be served following concert. For more information call 519-669-5591.

> Two-hour hike on the Grand Valley Trail from Rosendale to Victoria St., 2 p.m. Enjoy the spring wildflowers! Meet Alf on Hopewell Creek Rd just east of Sawmill Rd. (at Rosendale Corners). Trail rating: natural path on varying topography, suitable for intermediate hikers. Those interested in hikes are asked to call Paul at 519-6643643 to confirm meeting times and locations.

MAY 19 > Nith Valley Singers, 7:30

p.m., Steinmann Mennonite Church, Snyders Rd. W., Baden. Sentimental Journey, Dr. Alfred Kunz, artistic director/conductor. Guest choir, Cambridge Kiwanis Boys Choir. Adults $28; seniors/ students $15; children (12 and under) $10. Group rates available. For information call 519-662-3291.

> Guiders

100th Reunion. All former Girl Guide leaders are invited to attend a 100th anniversary party at Trinity United Church, at 7 p.m. Bring your archives, refreshments will be served. For more information call 519-669-3961.

â&#x20AC;˘ Total Denture Care â&#x20AC;&#x153;The RightDay Coverage â&#x20AC;˘ Same Service For Youâ&#x20AC;? on Repairs and Relines â&#x20AC;˘ Metal Partial - Soft Relines â&#x20AC;˘Since Implants 1987 - DentureTech â&#x20AC;˘Since DENTURE SPECIALIST 1995 - Denturist

Denture

DENTURE Vinolea Jahandari DD

â&#x20AC;˘ ELMIRA Total Denture Care â&#x20AC;˘ Same day service on and relines 15repairs Memorial Ave., Since 1987 - DentureTech â&#x20AC;˘ Elmira Metal Partial - Soft Relines 1995 - Denturist (Behind Bank of Montreal) â&#x20AC;˘ DENTURE SPECIALIST

519.669.1535 KITCHENER

FREE CONSULTATION 519.744.9770 ELMIRA â&#x20AC;˘ Total Denture Care KITCHENER 519-669-1535 â&#x20AC;˘ Same Day Service519-744-9770 15 Memorial Ave., Elmira (behind Bank of Montreal) on Repairs and Relines â&#x20AC;˘ Metal Partial - Soft Relines â&#x20AC;˘ Implants Great Wine â&#x20AC;˘ DENTURE SPECIALIST Made Simple Vinolea Jahandari DD

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(Behind Bank of Montreal) KITCHENER

519.744.9770 55 EARL MARTIN DR., ELMIRA

519.669.8807 Hours: Tue-Fri. 12-6; Sat 12-4

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

519.669.2884 Summer is Coming! 21 Industrial Dr., Elmira

NANCY KOEBEL

Bus: 519.895.2044 ext. 217 Home: 519.747.4388

Individual life insurance, mortgage insurance, business insurance, employee benefits programs, critical illness insurance, disability coverage,

RRSPs, RESPs, RRIFs, LIFs and Annuities. Suite 800, 101 Frederick St., Kitchener


Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, **, †, § Why Canada Drives Event offers apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased between May 1 and May 31, 2010 from participating retailers. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change without notice. See participating retailer for complete details and conditions. •$27,999 Purchase Price applies to 2010 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 (24A+AGR) only and includes $5,750 Consumer Cash Discount and $500 Bonus Cash Offer. See participating retailer for complete details. Price includes freight ($1,400), air tax, tire levy and OMVIC fee. Price excludes licence, insurance, registration, any retailer administration fees, other retailer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Retailers may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on most new 2009/2010 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-retailer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your retailer for complete details. **Bonus Cash is offered on all new and unused 2010 vehicles except Dodge Challenger, Dodge Caliber CVP and Caliber SE PLUS and Sprinter models. Bonus Cash is a manufacturer-to-retailer incentive which will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. See your retailer for complete details. †0% purchase financing for 36 months available to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Financing Services and GMAC on most 2010 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram models, except Challenger, Caliber Canada Value Package and SE Plus, Grand Caravan Canada Value Package and Cargo Van, Sprinter and Ram Chassis Cab. Example: Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 (24A+AGR) with a Purchase Price of $27,999 financed at 0% for 36 months equals monthly payments of $777.75; cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $27,999. Price includes freight ($1,400), air tax, tire levy and OMVIC fee. Price excludes licence, insurance, registration, any retailer administration fees, other retailer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Retailers may sell for less. ±Variable Prime Rate up to 84 months is offered on most new 2010 vehicles on approved credit to qualified retail customers through TD Financing Services. Bi-weekly payments shown are based on 84 month terms. Variable rate is TD Prime Rate and fluctuates accordingly. Payments and financing term may increase or decrease with rate fluctuations. Offer not valid for residents of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Some conditions apply. See participating retailer for complete details. ºRam 1500 offers the most powerful V8 under 6.0 litres in its class. ‡Based on U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) scoring system for 2010 model year Ram 1500. §2010 Ram Crew 1500 Laramie with optional equipment shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount/Bonus Cash Offer: $41,240. Price includes freight ($1,400), air tax, tire levy and OMVIC fees. Price excludes licence, insurance, registration, any retailer administration fees, other retailer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Retailers may sell for less. See your retailer or go to www.dodge.ca for complete details. ®SIRIUS and the dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC. The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications LLC, used under license.

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2010 Ram Crew 1500 Laramie shown§.

2010 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SXT 4X4 ®

PURCHASE FOR

$

27,999

INCLUDES $5,750 CONSUMER CASH,* $500 BONUS CASH**, FREIGHT, AIR TAX, TIRE LEVY AND OMVIC FEE. TAXES EXCLUDED. OTHER RETAILER CHARGES MAY APPLY+.

Canada’s Most Powerful Light Duty Pickupº

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166 BI-WEEKLY

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A VARIABLE PRIME RATE OF

2.25

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