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Chemtura has larger cleanup effort than expected Much larger area affected by fallout of last week’s chemical release over Elmira Katie Edmonds

LINGERING CONCERNS Steven and Melanie Robbins’ Sugar King Drive home was one of many affected by the Sept. 27 leak at the Chemtura plant. They’ve spent the week reminding their two young daughters Jordan and Macy to stay off the play structure until it’s been cleaned.








he cleanup job is growing for Chemtura Canada as reports of property damage continue to come in from Elmira residents, some a considerable distance from the plant, in the wake of last week’s chemical release. While reports originally indicated that the plume of BLE25 was contained to the properties directly surrounding the Erb Street facility, damage has been reported as


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far west and south as Flamingo Drive. Company officials now say the impact stretches about 1.5 kilometres in a southwest line from the site. Even as the scope grows, Chemtura vows to cover the restoration costs. While the cause of the incident is still under investigation, a preliminary report says some 4,200 kilograms of BLE25 were released when > SEE CLEANUP ON PG. 02

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the heating of a vessel created too much pressure within the container. When pressure increased, a built-in relief device released the material within the vessel. Some of the material escaped through a vent and out into the open air. “At a certain pressure, the system gives way and that’s when the material was released from a vent into the atmosphere,” said Chemtura’s manager of environment health and safety, Dwight Este. “That’s the design of the system. It prevents the vessel from rupturing.” The product that showered down on parts of Elmira was a mixture of diphenylamine and acetone used as an antioxidant in the making of some rubber products. Traces of it have been found in the form of small brown

or black specks on cars, homes and other buildings. Spots were found at Elmira District Secondary School and John Mahood Public School. Crews also checked St. Teresa, Park Manor and Riverside schools, but the substance wasn’t found at those locations. As a precaution, a cleanup was performed, grass was cut and removed and surface sand and mulch from playground areas was also taken away. New sand and mulch was to be added. The company said the release of the chemical is not expected to cause a health risk because of the small amount of BLE25 released, but warned against direct skin contact with the substance, which can cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation. “Thank goodness nobody was hurt,” said Dimitri Makres, vicepresident of Chemtura




Cleanup: Phone calls keep coming in; teams out doing inspections

CLEANUP CREWS Conestoga-Rovers & Associates and Winmar Property Restoration Specialists were called in to Elmira to visit homes and schools on Chemtura’s behalf. This week they were cleaning a number of homes, including this one on Wyatt Street.

Canada and director of manufacturing in Elmira. “If it gets down to just property cleaning, that’s good.” Environmental engineering firm Conestoga-Rovers & Associates and Winmar Property Restoration Specialists were called in to Elmira to visit homes

ASSESSING THE DAMAGE The Robbins are unsure what will be done by Chemtura to clean their back deck which was affected. Steven spent this past summer building the structure, completing it just last month.

and schools on Chemtura’s behalf. Crews are now conducting a door-to-door assessment in the neighbourhood to determine which properties will need to be cleaned. If the substance is found, the company starts a cleanup consisting of wiping down exterior surfaces such as windowsills, door knobs and handles. For Wyatt Street resident Tim Weigel, the damage was more extensive than something dealt with by a simple cleaning. “It came down on top of the whole house,” he said. “Our whole backyard was covered in this stuff. It was on the deck chairs, the tables, the barbecue, on my kids’ toys, and in the swimming pool. There wasn’t anything that didn’t get hit.” Sugar King Drive resident Steven Robbins noticed the black specks on his back deck, which he recently completed after a summer of building. “It’s on the new deck, in the eaves troughs and all over my truck,” he said. “And it’s on

my kids’ wooden playground. You can’t just wipe down wood.” In addition to the frustration about the short-term inconvenience, Robbins is worried about how he will be compensated for the property damage that may occur down the road. “They can’t just wipe it off and walk away,” he said. “What happens next year when the UV coating on the deck is gone and the plastic starts to deteriorate? Are they going to replace furniture cushions and playgrounds and other things that have been sprayed? Does this company have enough money to take care of their mistake?” Weigel voiced similar frustrations. “They have been out here cleaning for a few days now. The kids aren’t allowed in the backyard or on the lawn. They told me that things are okay now, but what is okay to them and what is okay to me are probably two different things.” The chemical BLE25 has been produced at the plant for a number

of years, and this is the first time there’s been a release of this kind, officials said. Production of the chemical has been shut down as an investigation continues. “Right now we are just trying to get everything cleaned and we are bearing all the costs,” said Makres. “Whatever it takes, we want to make it right.” In addition to their cleanup efforts, officials at Chemtura offered an apology to local residents, both for the inconvenience of the cleanup as well as the length of time it took to alert the township. The release occurred around 3 p.m. on Sept. 27, but the municipality wasn’t notified until 7:41 p.m. It wasn’t until about two hours later that Woolwich put into action its Community Alert Network to notify residents. “We apologize for taking so long to get the town notified,” said Makres. “When it first happened, we thought the problem was just right here so we went on foot to notify the neighbours we thought were impacted. When we realized how big an incident it was, it did take some time to get the proper response out to the neighbourhood. We are going to address that as part of our further investigation.” A telephone hotline has been set up, and the company is offering property cleanup services. For all inquiries, or to request an assessment or car cleaning, call the BLE25 hotline at 519-669-1671, ext. 313. Alternatively, residents are welcome to call Waterloo Region Public Health at 519-883-2008, ext. 5147.

WMC apparently spared in chemical fallout T

he tar-like chemical that rained down over nearby parts of Elmira last week seemed to have missed the new Woolwich Memorial Centre, a relief for the township’s director of recreation and facilities. Larry Devitt said staff checked the exterior glass and siding, as

well as the roof, but found no problems. The $23-million facility was spared even as the chemical fell on neighbouring Elmira District Secondary School, even afflicting some of the football players practicing near the WMC. Some residents on Second Street, for instance, also reported property

damage. Township staff has carried out an inspection of several municipal properties located southwest of the Chemtura Canada building, the direction the wind carried the BLE25 vented from the plant in the incident Sept. 27. Devitt said he’s submitted a list

of some 10 locations, including the former township building on Arthur Street and the Elmira library, that are to be inspected by Chemtura’s consulting engineers, Conestoga Rovers & Associates. The list also include parks all the way out to Lions Park in the southwest corner of town.


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Author, retired NHL player stress the joys of reading Sigmund Brouwer joined by Gaston Gingras in presentation at Elmira's John Mahood PS ENGAGING YOUNG MINDS Canadian author Sigmund Brouwer got students of all ages at John Mahood Public School singing and dancing and getting excited about reading and writing during a presentation he made in the school’s gymnasium Oct. 4. tudents at John Mahood Public School in Elmira spent the better part of Monday morning cheering, singing and dancing – and also learning a thing or two about literacy as Canadian author Sigmund Brouwer and retired NHL player and Stanley Cup winner Gaston Gingras gave an interactive presentation in the school’s gymnasium. “This is definitely not an academic presentation,” said Brouwer. “It’s geared to get the kids pumped up about reading and writing.” Brouwer, an Alberta-born children’s author, gears his talks towards reluctant readers, a demographic he is quite familiar with: Brouwer admitted barely passing his high school English class, but was encouraged by a professor in college to pursue a career in storytelling. From there, he began to write short stories, sending them in to magazines for publication. After seven years of rejection letters and about 2,000 pages of writing, he had a story published for the first time. Then, three years later, his first book was published, a


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two are planning to co-author a French series about hockey for kids. Gingras, a one-time Toronto Maple Leaf who won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986, held the audience captive as he talked about the importance of education in accomplishing your goals. “When I first began travelling with my hockey

team, I met guys who spoke, and were fluent in three or four languages,” he explained to the group. “I realized how important education is and how far it can take you. Whatever your dream is, reading and being educated is what is going to help you get there.”

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A two-year-old girl was killed Wednesday evening when she was run over by a tractor on her family farm west of Alma. Woolwich firefighters from the Floradale station responded to the scene on Wellington Road 17 about 7:20 p.m. and began administering CPR to the girl, who had suffered head trauma. She was transported by ambulance to Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus where she succumbed to her injuries. Wellington County OPP reported that a 35-year-old man was moving a tractor when the child ran out of a barn. The man operating the tractor did not notice her before she was struck.

> Seigner Bridge needs repairs Engineers have confirmed that an additional $20,000 in concrete repairs is necessary on the Seigner Bridge in Wellesley Township, director of public works Will McLaughlin told councillors meeting this week. The damage is mainly around the arch ways over the water. McLaughlin explained the repairs are needed as a result of salt damage over the years. The damage was not caught during earlier repairs last fall. The latest part of the project, which has already cost nearly $300,000, should begin on Monday.

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mystery in the Accidental Detectives series. Now, he is a novelist and children’s book author with close to three million books in print. “The presentation was one of the best authors we have ever had visit the school,” said Heidi Konig, the library clerk at John Mahood. “He was able to totally engage all the students, at every age level. He got them excited about the idea of writing a story and gave them practical tools about how to do that in a way that was fun.” Brouwer’s travels take him to nearly 100 schools each year. His interactive presentation involves a period for kids to get up and dance, and he relates the feeling of reading to that of getting lost in a good song. “I like to use my background as a novelist to help kids get excited about reading,” he said. “Kids who can read and write well when they get out of school have a lot better chance of reaching their dreams than kids who still struggle with it.” Joining Brouwer at John Mahood was former NHL player Gaston Gingras. The


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With the municipal election heading into the homestretch, candidates' signs are popping up more frequently. That means more frequent work for Woolwich bylaw enforcement officers, who’ve been busy plucking signs from township property. Under Woolwich rules, the signs aren’t allowed on municipal land, including roadside locations favoured by candidates. Waterloo Region, however, has a more lenient approach to signs along its roads, including Sawmill Road and Arthur and Church streets, for instance. For the region, the concern is that signs don’t get to close to the roadway, especially at intersections, where they might block drivers’ sightlines. Woolwich clerk Christine Broughton reports, however, that more signs have gone missing than can be accounted for by enforcement staff. “We haven’t taken their signs, but they’ve gone missing.”



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12-year-old boy and his eight-year-old brother were riding their bikes northbound on Lawson Line in Wellesley about 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 when they spotted a suspicious silver/ beige vehicle parked at the bottom of their family’s driveway. As they approached the driveway, the driver got out of the vehicle and raised what the boys believed (but were unsure of) was a shotgun. The driver was described as a white

>>2:20 PM | An employee at

the TSC store on Weber Street in St. Jacobs called police after the company experienced a number of thefts of work boots. During this particular incident, a member of staff spotted two people who were acting suspiciously and left the premises when they noticed that they were being watched. The first person was described as male with brown skin, in his 40s, around 5’6”, with a slight build. He was wearing a black hat, a dark jacket and black pants. The second person was described as female, brown-skinned, in her 40s, 5’4,” stout build with a long, baggy coat and a tan, one-shouldered knapsack. They were seen leaving the premises in a grey Dodge Caravan. The investigation continues.

>>9:40 PM | Police stopped to

check out a suspicious looking vehicle parked partially in the bush off of Three Bridges Road. When they approached the vehicle they noticed a 26-year-old male sitting in the driver’s seat. They then seized a small amount of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia from the vehicle. The driver claimed to be out enjoying the fresh air and a coffee.

OCTOBER 1 >>8:00 AM | A 19-year-old

Wallenstein woman was driving eastbound on Reid Woods Drive in Floradale when she came over a hill and was temporarily blinded by the sun. She swerved, slid on the gravel shoulder and her 2002 Chrysler SLX struck a hydro pole. There was moderate damage to her vehicle, but she was not injured. No charges were laid.

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old man was charged with ‘unlawful possession and unsafe storage of a firearm’ after neighbours spotted him galloping around on horseback

male, of unknown height or weight. The man then pointed the gun in the direction of the boys; however they are unsure if he actually aimed it at them. The trigger was not pulled. They saw the man get back in his vehicle and drive north on Lawson Line before doing a u-turn and heading south toward Moser Young Road. Anyone with information about the vehicle or driver is asked to contact regional police. with a rifle in a leather pouch in a field around Katherine Street in West Montrose. When police caught up to him at his residence, he had dropped the rifle. It was later found by a tracking dog, resulting in the charges.

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OCTOBER 3 >>1:40 AM | County of

Wellington OPP officers conducting R.I.D.E. checks on Main Street in Drayton stopped a 2001 Jeep Cherokee that came upon the checkpoint. During this investigation police located a small bag of marijuana in the vehicle. A 27-year-old Port Elgin man was charged with ‘possession of marijuana” and is to appear in a Guelph court Oct. 18.

OCTOBER 4 >>1:50 AM | A car was entered

while parked in an industrial lot near Union Street in Elmira. The dashboard was broken and the car stereo was stolen, along with a blue and black BMO backpack and light covers. Damage was estimated at around $600. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the break-in.

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OCTOBER 5 >>12:56 PM | A tow truck was

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cent rash of crimes. “We have no idea who could be doing it,” said Way-Mar staff member Rob Martin. “That’s the frustrating part – we just don’t have anything to go on.” Way-Mar is a locally owned and operated h o m e - i m p r o ve m e n t company founded in 1973 in Conestogo. After moving from Conestogo to Hawkesville, Way-Mar relocated to its current spot on Ament Line in 1985. It employs some 40 people. To Martin’s knowledge, the company does not have any public enemies or unsettled disputes. “We haven’t had any disgruntled employees or anything like that, certainly not in recent years.” During the breakins, nothing is taken but there is fairly extensive property damage. Police are continuing to investigate the situation, and Martin said he hopes that with the public’s help, more information will be brought forward about the vandalism. “Somebody is probably bragging about this to someone, so the more people we have with their ear to the ground, the better. Hopefully we can get to the bottom of it one of these days and stop buying new windows each week.”


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Council suggests face-to-face negotiations over Wellesley trail dispute James Jackson


ellesley council has come up with a new plan of attack that has a village neighbourhood divided over a proposed new trail: they want to hold a meeting outside of the council chambers to discuss possible options or solutions. Under discussion is the Bast Bush Trail, or at least a portion of it slated to run immediately behind the properties of some new homes in the subdivision. At Monday night’s meeting, councillors suggested Schweitzer Crescent homeowners and other opponents of the trail sit down and have a face-to-face talk with the Wellesley

Trails Association to develop a win-win solution for both groups. Coun. Herb Neher suggested, “If these groups can get together […] and discuss some alternatives, we could be saving a lot of time. They may get together and say ‘this is a great idea’ and we’re home free.” Coun. Jim Olender agreed, and said he would contact Murray Bremner, the chairman of the WTA, to encourage the two sides to get together and discuss possible alternatives. While the trails association had hoped to speak at the meeting, the presentation was put off until Oct. 19, so there was no representative at this week’s ses-

sion. Mayor Ross Kelterborn expressed some concern that the trails association was not present to have their voice heard and suggested any meeting be put off until after Oct. 19, but Olender said he still thought the initial contact between the two groups needed to be made. Council requested resident Paul Zepf, who had presented 15 alternative trails in Wellesley as part of his risk assessment of the Bast Bush Trail earlier in the evening, to be part of those talks. Zepf agreed, adding he had already attempted to make contact with the WTA a few weeks earlier.

“At the last [council] meeting, I gave Mr. Bremner my name, my telephone number, and my email. I said ‘phone me up’, and I haven’t gotten any calls.” Included in Zepf ’s completed risk assessment were his alternative trail ideas, as well as other suggestions for creating future trails in the township. One such suggestion was for the Wellesley Trails Association to establish guidelines for the design and evaluation of future trails, such as having a 10-metre stand-off from all property lines to protect home owner’s privacy. Currently the Bast Trail proposal places the trail directly on homeowner’s property lines. “All the trails that I walk to … have a standoff from the lot-line. I’ve not run into one, other than this proposal here, that I can recall there hasn’t been a stand-off of at least 10 metres.”


Zepf also explained that the Bast Trail did not fit with township’s Official Plan, which he quoted as saying trails are to be encouraged, “to link major public open spaces.” The proposed trail doesn’t fulfill that requirement. “It doesn’t interconnect, it doesn’t go somewhere. It loops up [and] it’s isolated. It’s too isolated.” Schweitzer Crescent resident Kim Ruthig was also on hand to express his concern over the placement of the trail near his property line, saying that the affected homeowners were not opposed to trails in Wellesley, but to the fact the trail backs onto their property. Many buyers paid substantial premiums to ensure their yards would remain undisturbed, he stressed. “The misinformation being perpetrated via erroneous press reports and by other parties has resulted in a picture being

painted of residents in complete opposition of trails in Wellesley Township,” explained Ruthig. “Nothing could be further from the truth.” Ruthig continued to explain that the petition presented to council on Sept. 7 in opposition to the trail was not opposed to all trails in the area. “Our petition contained a clause that supported a place for nature hiking trails [in Wellesley], where appropriate. We did not object to trails.” The proposed Bast Bush Trail has divided the town and pitted neighbours against one another ever since it was approved by the township in June. Council has collected all of the reports, petitions, and other information presented to them over the past few weeks, and will withhold comment until a formal report can be prepared by township staff.


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TAKING IT ALL IN About 50 students visited the EDSS library to listen to Amelia Burton, liason officer for the University of Waterloo, discuss some of the benefits of the school, its campus, and the city.

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he new school year may only be a month old, but for graduating students at EDSS and other area high schools, the planning has already begun for their post-secondary careers. Since mid-September, a number of universities and colleges have been visiting the high school each week to provide students with more information about their institution and the programs they provide. This past week, representatives from Waterloo and McMaster universities visited EDSS, as did those from Fleming, Georgian and Conestoga colleges. “It’s really about getting out all the information about what’s required to get in to the programs and really salesmanship on

the courses they offer,” explained the guidance department’s Mike Forler, who also organizes all the visits. “They’re about 45 minutes to an hour long, and they (the schools) bring lots of material.” The planning doesn’t start now, though. Forler said the school tries to get students thinking about their post-secondary careers as early as possible, so that when the time comes in Grade 12 to make their decision,

they’re better informed. “There’s a half-credit careers course [in Grade 10] that really starts that ball rolling at that point. It starts in Grade 9, but really the main emphasis is in 10 and goes on from there.” Planning ahead is critical because so many programs at the university or college level are often difficult to get in to, and students need to plan for that, he added. Universities and colleges see these visits as ways to introduce the school to the students, and help dispel any myths that they might have about the institution. “Often you know a university by reputation or some other aspect, but there are a lot of pieces of the university that you might not be aware of or you might not know,”


ow home to one residential unit, a lot on the corner of Arthur Street and Oriole Parkway in Elmira could eventually accommodate five houses. That outcome drew one step closer this week as Woolwich council cleared the way for demolishing the twostorey house at 250 Arthur St. S. The approval is subject to the developer, Emerald Homes, winning consent for the building project from the township’s Committee of Adjustment. Under the plan discussed this week, the existing house would be torn down to create five new building lots on the 1.2-acre property. Four lots with 60foot (18-metre) frontage would be accessible from Oriole Parkway, while the fifth, 75 feet (23m) wide, would front onto Arthur Street, as does the current home. The idea is to maintain today’s residential character, including the preservation of as many of the old trees as possible, director of engineering and planning Dan Kennaley told councillors meeting Tuesday night. While supportive of the move, councillors expressed some trepidation, noting the property belonged to a prominent resident, long-time community

volunteer Harry Soehner, who passed away earlier this year. “We name buildings for people who do much less,” Coun. Ruby Weber said of Soehner. “I’ll be sad to see that building go.” For his part, builder Rick Trapp said he’s considering several options for the corner lot, including designing a home that mimics the look of the existing house. “It’s kind of a landmark property. We could look at doing something to remind people of what was there,” he said in a later interview. He said his goal is to build homes in keeping with character of the area, homes that fit in and “look like they’ve been there for a while.” He expects the lots, on which he’ll erect custom homes, to sell fairly quickly. “We’ve already had two potential homeowners who’ve expressed interest in the lots.” With council’s agree-

ment to exempt the site from its demolition-control bylaw, Trapp’s next step is to take the severance application to the Committee of Adjustment, perhaps as soon as the end of next month. “We’re anticipating we can have things ready to start construction in the spring of next year,” he said of the process that will follow should the committee grant its approval. The demolition-control bylaw was applied to the area almost three years ago in response to an attempt by Loblaw Companies Ltd. to expand the parking lot at the No Frills store. The company had purchased the home at 244 Arthur St. S. with plans to tear it down. Council’s move delayed the process, but the township ultimately agreed to a parking lot expansion, providing the company replace the demolished house with a new one on a smaller lot that was preserved as part of the deal.

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Fair ambassador crown comes with many duties MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010

The Region of Waterloo will be holding a public information centre to introduce a draft NUMBER BE addresses OFFICEsigns FORon WHICH Regional By-law respecting Regional roads. The proposed SignTO By-law VOTEon TORegional BE HELDroads including election ELECTED all types of unofficial signs signs, business accessory signs, farm accessory Regional signs, Chair mailbox accessory signs, open house signs1 and poster signs. The proposed Sign By-law establishes requirements for unofficial signs including: Regional Councillor - Cambridge 2 • Location and placement; Regional Councillor - Kitchener 4 • Size, shape, construction and content; 2 • ImpactsRegional to theCouncillor function- Waterloo of the road; • Number of signs and timing of placement; and Electors who currently receive fluoridated municipal water in the City of Waterloo, portions of • Sign removal. Woolwich Township including Elmira and St. Jacobs, Country Squire Road and the Farmer’s Market area, smallproposing portion of the of Kitchenertowill the opportunity voteEssential on the following Staffand area also anCity amendment thehave Region’s Tourism to and Services question placed on the ballot: Signing Policy to allow tourism signage on Regional roads for agri-toursim activities. the Region of Waterloo fluoridate your -municipal water? Yes or No.” When: “Should Tuesday, June 17, 2008, drop in 4:00 8:00 p.m. Place: Regional Administration Headquarters (lobby) For information on regular voting locations, advance voting and proxy applications, please contact 150area Frederick Street, Kitchener the applicable Municipality website or contact the Area Municipal Clerk’s Office as follows:

This public information centre is being held for the purpose of providing information and Area Municipality Website Clerk’s Office receiving comments from the public. A copy of the draft By-law is available for review in CityClerk’s of Cambridge the Office, Region of Waterloo, 2nd floor, 150 Frederick Street,519-623-1340 Kitchener or on the Region’s website at: 519-741-2203 City of Kitchener 519-621-0340 Township of - tab Newsroom, tab Public Notices North Dumfries IfCity you have questions concerning the By-law, please contact Nancy Button, of Waterloo 519-747-8704 Manager, Transportation Engineering at 519-575-4520 or by email at Township of Wellesley 519-699-4611 Township of Wilmot 519-634-8444 IfTownship you require accessible services to participate in this meeting, please519-669-1647 contact the above of Woolwich noted person by Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Kris Fletcher, and Regional Clerkreceived from individuals, stakeholder groups and agencies regarding this All comments information Region of Waterloo project are being collected to assist the Region of Waterloo in making a decision. Under the Municipal 150 Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3 telephone number, and property location that may be Act, Frederick personal information such as name, address, included in a submission becomes part of the public record. Questions regarding the collection of this 519-575-4410


ustine Walker has already been busy in the few weeks since being crowned as the new Wellesley-North Easthope Fair Ambassador for 2010, including a visit to the recent Apple Butter and Cheese Festival. To claim the title, the 17-year-old New Hamburg resident beat out three other competitors, taking over from last year’s winner, Kate Lindner. “I feel pretty good about it, it’s exciting and I’m looking forward to my year,” Walker said eagerly. To win her crown, the Grade 12 student from Waterloo-Oxford Secondary School was interviewed by a board of three judges, and on the



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Les électeurs, alimentés actuellement en eau fluorée municipale, de la ville de Waterloo, des parties du canton de Woolwich, y compris Elmira et St. Jacobs, Country Squire Road et la zone du Farmer’s Market, ainsi que d’une petite partie de la ville de Kitchener, ont la possibilité de voter sur la question suivante qui apparaîtra sur le bulletin de vote: « La région de Waterloo devrait-elle fluorer son eau municipale? Oui ou Non. » Pour plus d’informations sur les bureaux de vote habituels, le vote par anticipation et le vote par procuration, veuillez contacter le site Web municipal du secteur applicable ou communiquez avec le bureau de greffier municipal du secteur, de la façon suivante:

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FAIR LADY Wellesley-North Easthope Fair ambassador winner

Justine Walker (second from right) along with the competition judges Heather Horn (left), Jennifer Campbell from Kix 106.7 FM and Erika Riddell, 2010 CNE Ambassador of the Fairs.

night of the competition she also had to say a speech outlining why she was the best candidate for the position. As ambassador, she has several responsibilities over the course of the year. She will be attending some of the fair board meetings in Wellesley, she gets

to take part in events such as the Santa Claus parade, and she will be competing at the CNE next August for the provincial crown. She also is required to recruit new competitors for next year’s competition, and stay involved throughout the community.

REEP program wants rural residents to be Well Aware Katie Edmonds

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wn a well or septic system? Looking for some impartial advice about the condition of the system, and how to maintain it? Residential Energy Efficiency Project (REEP) has just the program for you. The environmental non-profit group’s two certified well guides, Brendan Schaefer and Elmira’s Susan Bryant, have had a busy but productive autumn so far, travelling throughout Waterloo Region providing free water protection visits under the Well Aware program, being delivered locally to rural well and septic owners. “The point of our visits is to help people protect the water on their property, so we look at the well and talk about the particular vulnerabilities of that well might be,” explained Bryant, who has been working with REEP for the past three years. “The visit takes about an hour and a half and is free to the homeowner. We give advice that

is tailored for each individual property.” The service includes recommendations on well maintenance and upgrading, decommissioning unused wells, water conservation, yard naturalization and septic system bestmanagement practices. The visits are an opportunity for homeowners to raise specific questions and concerns they may have about their water quality in a one-on-one format. “We are not inspectors, and we are not recording or reporting anything,” said Bryant. “This is a chance to ask the questions that you couldn’t ask someone who is trying to sell you something.” The water guide will also help well owners understand when they need to call a licensed professional for repairs or upgrading. After the visit, the homeowner will be mailed a report containing all observations and recommendations for their well and property. “Repairs to septic systems can be very ex-

pensive and intrusive so we want to help people take better care of and extending the life of their septic tank,” she explained. “Rather than waiting for the damage to happen, we want to show you how to work well with what you have. Using things like biodegradable, ecofriendly items will help keep it in good working order.” The high number of phone calls from homeowners in Wilmot, Wellesley, Woolwich, and North Dumfries in the past few weeks indicated to the staff at REEP that there’s a real need for this service in the region. There are a limited number of assessments that can be conducted this season and they are being filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to book a Well Aware visit for next season, contact REEP at 519744-9799. Send email inquiries to or check out the website:




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Book launch at Elmira MC EDSS: Students start weighing their options > CONTINUED FROM PG. 07 explained Jody Berringer from the marketing and undergraduate recruitment department at the University of Waterloo. “They may think that at Waterloo, for example, we might not have an Arts program, when in fact it’s the largest program at the university. Students have pieces of the picture, but not always the entire picture.” The college and university visits at EDSS continue until Nov. 26, with a total of 22 schools visiting. Not all of Ontario’s 21 universities or 28 public colleges can visit the high school, but there are fairs and information days that parents and students can still attend. On Oct. 25 and 26, Conestoga College is holding a fair in Kitchener, and all Ontario colleges will be represented to answer questions and offer more information. Likewise, from Oct. 25 to the 28, the university information program will be touring Waterloo Region, including information from all Ontario universities. The tour will be at St. David Secondary School on the 25th,

TELLING THE STORY Barb Draper held a launch for her book, The

Mennonites of St. Jacobs and Elmira: Understanding the Variety, and signed copies on Oct. 2 at the Elmira Mennonite Church.

INFO SESSION Ashley Dietrich, manager of recruitment for St. Jerome’s University, discusses the arts and humanities programs that the school has to offer. Galt Collegiate Institute the following day, Bishop Macdonell and Cameron Heights on the 27th, and St. Michaels CSS on Oct. 28. For parents in Elmira looking for information a little closer to home, EDSS invites you to an event on Oct. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. Topics of discussion include college and university planning, apprenticeships, funding, scholarships, and direct-to-work career opportunities. For information, call the guidance office at 6695414, ext. 511.

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DOG DAYS Nancy Cressman of the KW Humane Society and her black lab Yuri paid a visit to Conestogo Public School Thursday to teach students about safe play with pets and responsible pet ownership. Grade 1 student Emma Darrigan got a chance to say hello to the visiting dog. While at the school, Cressman picked up a pile of pet food and supplies donated by students and staff.

Local club challenges you to win by losing Katie Edmonds


embers of staff at Pinacle Health & Fitness clubs in Elmira and Milverton are gearing up for an influx of exercisers as their annual Biggest Winner competition kicks off this week. The Biggest Winner is a six-week fitness and nutrition program where teams of participants compete against each other to lose the most weight. The program consists of a nutrition plan, as well as exercise challenges, or ‘boot camps,’ that happen twice per week. The exercise challenges are made up of a number of different workouts that include everything from aerobic exercise to working with the punching bag to pushing a gigantic tire across the Pinacle parking lot. “By the end of the sixweek contest, I have seen improved energy, better ability to deal with stress, better mood, better sleep patterns and better body composition,” club owner Barney Kuntze said of last year’s participants. “It’s pretty amazing.” Between Pinacle’s Elmira and Milverton locations, more than 1,220 pounds were lost collec-

tively during last year’s competition. This fall’s challenge officially begins Oct. 18. The club is currently taking registrations on their website, www. pinaclehealthandfitness. com. The cost of the program is $50 and no membership to the club is required. Once on the site, fill out your name, number, t-shirt size and

whether or not you have a team or you are an individual person looking for a team. The first weigh-in at the Elmira location is set for Oct. 12-16, at which time payments can be made in person at the club. “We are expecting a maximum turn out for this Biggest Winner competition this fall,” said Kuntze.

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e have to find ways to take money out of the system, so I think we need the leadership from the government. I believe that the quality of care can be improved even though we are in a lasting era of belttightening.

>>Ontario Hospital Association head Tom Closson says the province needs to cut millions of dollars in waste from the health-care system



ontractors took out $5.7 billion in building permits in August, down 9.2% from July, but still 11.4% higher than in August 2009. The decline in August was due to decreases in the non-residential sector, which outweighed increases in the residential sector.

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Thanksgiving underscores demand for food bank


igging into a turkey dinner this weekend? All the trimmings in place? Count yourself lucky, as there will be fewer of us enjoying Thanksgiving so well: more people are living in poverty in Waterloo Region, depending on food banks to help keep themselves fed. The disparity between the majority of us who can look forward to turkey, or whatever else it is we prefer this weekend, and those without that choice is precisely what fuels some of the year’s biggest food drives. The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is looking to raise 375,000 pounds of food this fall. But that’s just part of the three million pounds the agency will distribute over the course of the year. And demand continues to grow. The economic downturn two years ago put more pressure on

the food bank, which includes the efforts of Woolwich Community Services. Even before then, demand was growing despite a stronger economy. Now, the need is greater. Increasing numbers of the socalled working poor made at least occasional use of emergency food supplies. Families represent 55 per cent of emergency food hamper recipients, 45 per cent of whom are children under the age of 18. According to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s Hunger Count, last year the agency distributed an additional 247,000 pounds of emergency food aid, a 16 per cent increase. There was a 15 per cent jump in the number of food hampers distributed, and a 17 per cent increase in the number of households using food bank services, many for the first time. Individuals earning income (part-


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figures. Almost 40 per cent of those served by Ontario’s food banks are children – equal to more than 140,000 children every month. More and more households are unable to make it through the month without accessing food bank services, the organization reports. Those needing assistance tend to be younger: the median age much lower than the provincial average (28.7 years vs. 38.2 years). While demand is highest in the cities, the rural townships are not exempt: Woolwich Community Services, which looks after Woolwich and part of Wellesley, faces the same need to re-stock its shelves. Residents here consider themselves more neighbourly than is the case in the cities – the food drive is a chance to put those words into action.

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Quick lethal action the only way to curb piracy T

he good news is that something is finally going to be done about the pirates who infest the Somali coast and raid far out into the Indian Ocean. A group of London-based insurance companies led by the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) is planning to create a private navy to protect commercial shipping passing through the Red Sea and the north-western Indian Ocean. It’s about time. Even now, after the monsoon season has kept the pirates relatively quiet for months, 16 ships and 354 sailors are being held captive in the pirate ports along the Somali coast. The average ransom paid to free those ships and their crews has risen to around $4 million, and it’s also taking longer: an average of almost four months between the hijacking of a ship and its release. It’s the maritime insurance companies that pay the ransoms, and they are deeply unimpressed with the performance of the warships from various NATO and other nations that are patrolling the region. Even when the warships do catch some of the pirates, they often let them go again because they are operating under severe legal constraints. So a fleet of 20 fast patrol boats crewed by well-armed mercenaries could be just what the doctor ordered. Unhampered by the legal considerations that paralyse the navies, they could just kill the pirates wherever they found them and dump their bodies into the sea. True, this would deny them the privilege of a fair trial, but that’s not really necessary. The crime is being a pirate, not some specific act of piracy, so you don’t have to catch them in the act. When you find men hundreds of kilometres (miles) from shore in an


International Affairs GWYNNE DYER open boat, equipped not with fishing gear but with automatic weapons and ladders to scale the sides of passing ships, there is really no room for argument. They are pirates. The bad news is that this is not what the insurance companies are planning to do at all. Instead, this private navy would operate under the direct control of the international naval force that is already in the area, with “clear rules of engagement valid under international law.” What a pity. That’s exactly what is crippling the navies. “We would have armed personnel with fast boats escorting ships, and make it very clear to any Somali vessels in the vicinity that they are entering a protected area,” JLT senior partner Sean Woollerson told The Independent newspaper in London. In other words, if you have insured your ship with JLT or its associates and paid the anti-piracy insurance premium (up to $450,000 per voyage for a supertanker), then you will be escorted by this private navy. The pirates, not being complete fools, will just go and attack other ships instead. (JLT and its associates insure about 14 per cent of the world’s commercial shipping fleet). There is still no actual plan to get rid of the pirates. How can it have come to pass that we have a major pirate problem in the 21st century. They sorted that out in the early 18th century. Why has it got

unsorted again? Blame international law. When they were codifying the law of the sea back in the 1970s, the world had no pirate problem worth talking about. So they dropped the rule of “universal jurisdiction” that had been the key to suppressing piracy in the bad old days. “Universal jurisdiction” meant that every navy could arrest suspected pirates of any nationality and try them under its own national laws, since pirates had been defined as “the enemies of all mankind.” A British warship could arrest Portuguese pirates off some Caribbean island belonging to the Netherlands, and they would be tried under British law. If they were captured in battle, they could be summarily executed. That’s how piracy was wiped out in the first place. But when they were writing the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in the 1970s, there were no pirates anymore, so they dropped the rule of “universal jurisdiction” in favour of a legal regime more attuned to modern notions of human rights and national sovereignty. What has replaced those old rules, in practice, is a legal quagmire where you can never be sure who has legal jurisdiction. So the navies (which could easily suppress the piracy if they were free to act) refrain from using force, and are reluctant even to arrest people at sea who are quite obviously pirates. To extinguish piracy again, we need a modernised version of the old rules. That requires prompt action to create a comprehensive international agreement that gets around the Law of the Sea – tricky, but that’s what diplomats


What are you most thankful for?

That I have a place to live and can get around. >>Mary Cook

My family, being able to get up every day, and the freedom that we have. >>Doug gofton


The health of my wife, my children, and my grandchildren. >>Harold Taylor

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In curbing growth, immigration's a tough nut C

an we discuss immigration without sinking into accusations of racism and xenophobia? Probably not. Does that mean we shouldn’t have that discussion? Certainly not. While Canada has done a better job of integrating newcomers into its population than have countries in Western Europe, many of the problems could easily surface here. Now’s the time to nip it in the bud. That probably means drastically curtailing, or even halting, this country’s unsustainably high levels of immigration. Canada currently admits 250,000 immigrants a year, the highest per capita level in the world. Government officials, however, can provide no good reason for doing so. There are, on the other hand, plenty of reasons to curb that policy. Promoting a political review of immigration is the goal of the newly-created Centre for Immigration Policy Reform. The organization is calling for Canada to take in far fewer newcomers, debunking many of the myths surrounding immigration. That includes the idea that our falling birthrate means we need more people to maintain our way of life. Growth is not necessary for prosperity, says board member Martin Collacott, a former ambassador and currently senior fellow at the Fraser

From the Editor steve Kannon Institute where he studies immigration and refugee policy, national identity and multiculturalism, as well as related national security issues. In fact, large numbers of recent immigrants cost billions more in social services than they pay in taxes. This is not the way to fund the costs of an aging society, including health care and retirement expenses, he says. Where immigrants once came to this country and found work fairly quickly, eventually achieving middle-class lifestyles, that hasn’t been the case for more than two decades. Increasingly, new immigrants are lagging behind Canadian-born citizens and earlier immigrants. That reality is borne out by a study released this week showing a growing income gap between even highly educated immigrants and their Canadian peers. Experts at the Centre for Immigration Policy Reform expect the disparity to continue because immigration levels are out of sync with economic reality.

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“We have the highest per capita levels in the world, for no good reason. It’s a political decision. It has no connection with our economic or demographic needs,” says Collacott. The longstanding number of 250,000 is too many. A more workable target? No more than half, and probably much fewer, he says. Canada needs to be more selective, according to the agency. There’s no use bringing people here unless they can contribute, especially when the economy is in rough shape. Unemployment levels climb, but the government makes no adjustment to the number of immigrants. Even educated and skilled migrants are often unable to find jobs in their fields, or any job for that matter. On top of that, even those deemed good candidates – those with professional education and skills – are unable to find jobs here. “We have to make a better effort to make sure those we choose have a better chance of success,” he says. Since we have a problem integrating the newcomers already here, perhaps it’s time to stem the flow. Many of those here now are mired in poverty, unable to follow the path of previous generations of immigrants who achieved better lives. Instead, the influx of large numbers of immigrants – most of whom end up in our major cities, almost half to Toronto alone – causes all kinds of problems. Our infrastructure deficiencies are showing: traffic worsens, transit is stressed as commute times grow, the demands increase on health care and housing becomes scarcer. “We think Canadians are still positive about immigration, but

there are problems in our big cities,” says Collacott. “We have to ask, ‘What are the benefits to the people already here?’” If you live in an area where immigrants tend to concentrate, you’re more likely to be asking that question. Areas of Canada that don’t receive many immigrants have a higher opinion of immigration than do those areas that receive many of the newcomers, he says. Earlier immigrants, who are also feeling the economic pinch, are included among the ranks of the concerned. Newcomers are said to receive billions more in assistance than they provide in tax revenues. The exact cost of immigration is a tough call, however, as the expenses are spread out among all levels of governments and other agencies. The costs associated with those who arrive under the family reunification category are by far the highest. On top of the money that comes directly from your pocket to support demands on the welfare and health-care systems, high numbers of immigrants tend to help drive up housing prices while acting as a restraint on wages, says Collacott. Some employers and landlords might be happy with the outcome, but it’s not beneficial to the average Canadian. Looking at all these pieces, the Centre for Immigration Policy Reform wants to see a public debate on the issue, forcing politicians to take action. They can do so by pointing out all the ramifications and dispelling myths that are bolstered by those who stand to gain at the public’s expense. “One of the objectives of our organization is to connect the dots.”


One percent does not justify a valid defence To the Editor, „ David Wang’s attack on Gwynne Dyer’s opinions about “hundreds of thousands of priests who raped little boys” is totally unfair. (Letters, Observer, Oct.2/10). First, Wang argues that the aforementioned statement is claimed by Dyer. No, Mr. Wang, it is claimed by hundreds and thousands of men throughout the world who were literally raped by Roman Catholic “priests” when they were little boys – under the authority of those they looked up to as “Father” and “Men of God.” Secondly, Wang compares the one per cent of American priests that were accused of these sordid acts with the seven per cent of the general population who have been raped as boys. Is he serious or just trying to be humorous by using this spurious argument? We do not know what percentage of “the seven per cent” professed to be religious, were trained in seminaries, held

positions of authority or professed to be followers of Jesus. However, we do know that one hundred per cent of the men who performed these reprehensible acts upon boys were: religious, trained in seminaries, held positions of authority, and professed (some profession!) to be followers of Jesus. Where was their “religion” when they needed it most? Thirdly, Mr. Wang should not be presenting spurious arguments trying to mitigate the abhorrent behaviour of these “men of the cloth,” but should –along with all Roman Catholics (and especially the hierarchy of the church) – be weeping for the boys whose lives were destroyed by the despicable behaviour of “the one per cent” of priests. Would Mr. Wang be nonchalantly presenting “’percentages” if he had been one of the boys who was sexually assaulted? Or if one had been his brother? >>Ernest Nullmeyer, St. Jacobs


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Chemtura should be ashamed This municipal election is for our grandchildren To the Editor, operator. No remediaA cynic would theorize of silence following spill „ On Oct. 25, the tion is required as long that the zoning ap-

To the Editor, „ I am writing to share my disappointment about the way that Chemtura handled their unfortunate release of chemicals in Elmira last week. We have a town siren for a reason. We know what it sounds like, what it means, and what to do if it goes off at any time other than noon on Saturday. The very fact that we need to have a town siren is the price we pay for having neighbours such as Chemtura in our community. Chemtura, in my opinion, has failed us as a community. Yes, I am concerned about the human error that led to the release of toxic chemicals into the air Sept. 27. And I am irritated by the tar-like substance that still coats my car a week later. But I am

absolutely enraged by Chemtura’s failure to sound the alarm, just after 3 o’clock on a Monday afternoon. They remained silent and had us unwittingly send our students outside, to walk home from school through a toxic cloud. EDSS athletes on the back field complained about burning eyes and a nasty taste in their mouths. For several hours, our neighbourhood was saturated by a dangerous substance and while Chemtura managed to report the incident to the MOE, they didn’t bother to notify the people who were living and working and breathing in the area. Shame on you, Chemtura. That’s no way to treat your neighbours. Your deliberate neglect is disgraceful.

>>Kari Raymer, Elmira

residents of Woolwich Township will get into their cars, or buggies, and set out on a voyage. The adventure will start at their polling booth, but the destination for this trip will depend entirely on who they vote for. This isn’t a typical short trip, however, because it will last generations. The newly elected township council will be governing over the fate of a multitude of gravel pit applications. The decisions made by the new council will be ones we will all have to live with for generations to come. This is because a gravel pit isn’t a temporary inconvenience, like the resurfacing of a road, or the re-furbishing of a treasured old bridge. A pit often lasts for more than 40 years, because the system is rigged to benefit the pit

we all agree the project is a good one, then we should be finding ways to make it work, not hurling personal attacks on each other. That is what destroys community. Since I have decided not to run for council this term, perhaps my opinion has less weight than that of the candidates, but part of my platform was community building and it would be again if I ever choose to run again. I love Elmira because of the people, and that includes the Martin family who have made considerable positive contributions to the community; it includes our Old Order neighbours; it includes the families who keep us vibrant; it includes the seniors who are active and those who are not so active; and it includes the neighbourhood that is rightfully gun-shy after battling odours from multiple sources for decades. Do we need to address issues of odour,

plications have been put off until after the election because they know voting for one would be political hara-kiri. This was a primary motivation for the CWRA asking all of the candidates to clearly articulate their position on gravel pit growth in Woolwich Township. In Ward 3, candidate Bonnie Bryant and mayoral candidate Todd Cowan have demonstrated a rational position on gravel pits in Woolwich Township. The CWRA is fully supporting these candidates because we believe they will bring the appropriate long-term perspective to council that ensures we reach the best outcome for our community. We love our community. We have chosen to fight because we think

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

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Biogas issues demand we work together To the Editor, „ I have been reading the emails and listening to discussions around the biogas issue since it surfaced. I have to say that I have become very concerned about the impact the biogas proposal is having on the community. Understand that I am not talking about trucks or smell or safety. Those issues have been there from the beginning and need to be addressed. My concern is for community. Several of you have talked about moving here from bigger centres and want to keep the ‘quality of life’ you find here. What I find more offensive than local business people who have helped to build this community over decades trying to start a business is rhetoric that is based on old wounds that should be let lie. Especially when they are being promoted by people who only know part of the story. If, as I heard from several people,

as he fills his pockets once a year with some gravel and can call the pit ‘operational.’ The ConestogoWinterbourne Residents Association has worked very closely with the BridgeKeepers to make the issues and risks of the proposed gravel pits well known. The peer reviews mandated by council and staff have been instrumental in bringing critical scientific and engineering focus to the shoddy submissions that ignore, or inappropriately diminish the dangers presented by the proposed pits. However, both Coun. Murray Martin and Mayor Bill Strauss have been tight-lipped when asked to comment on their concerns with the growth in gravel pit activity in our small community.

it’s completely inappropriate for one man’s own individual financial benefit to come at the expense of an entire community. We are angry that he would do this to our community, then literally take the money and run. He won’t be living here in the noise and dust. But he gets only one vote this election. And together, as the strong caring community that we are, we have enough votes to ensure our grandchildren hear birds and not gravel trucks in the future. There will be a Ward 3 and mayoral allcandidates meeting on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Foundation Christian School in Winterbourne. I encourage everyone who cares about the future of Woolwich Township to attend.

safety and traffic? Yes, we do. But let’s not create a greater problem in the process. Let’s deal with the real issues – together, as a community!


>>Sandy Shantz, Elmira

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ALL IN THE FAMILY Founded in 1981 in Cape Breton, National Work Clothing now calls Elmira home. A family affair since its inception, the business is now run by Bryan Morawiecki and his wife Lisa, who are modernizing the operation's production methods.

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bout a year ago, the management of National Work Clothing Ltd. went out into the workforce to get a better sense of what tradesmen wanted in their workwear. What surprised them mostwas the large number of tradeswomen they found, and the fact that there was no custom workwear aimed at women. “The manufacturing plants out there have never targeted the women’s true-fit sizing,” explained president Bryan Morawiecki. “It’s always been men’s sizing, and they just downsize it.” To counter that, Morawiecki and his wife, Lisa, have spent the last eight months or so experimenting with designs and colours for

their “Women at Work” line. The clothing is finally ready for launch and comes in two styles: the heavier work wear clothes for women in the trades, and a lighter fabric that Morawiecki says is perfect for the at-home do-it-yourselfer. “We’ve had a lot of success. We’ve gotten a lot of awesome feedback on it.” NWC Ltd. moved to Elmira back in July. While the factory has been up and running for just the past three weeks, the company’s history goes back almost three decades. The business was started back in 1981 by Morawiecki’s father, Lolek, in Cape Breton. At the time they only made rain gear, but in 1989 they bought a work clothing company in New Brunswick and

expanded their product line. They were forced to drop the rain gear line about eight years ago, though, after cheaper products started flooding in from China. “Our rainwear started taking a real beating because [product] was coming from off-shore and was really cheap,” explained Morawiecki. “So, basically, my dad dropped it.” Morawiecki took over the business from his father only a few months ago, and one of the first steps he took

was to modernize the operation. “He got stuck in this rut that he didn’t want to change anything. He didn’t even have an email address. I’m making it more technical. I’m basically bringing it up where it should be.” Following the loss of their raingear market to cheaper overseas products, the company realized it needed to adapt to remain competitive. NWC decided to focus heavily on specialized, custom orders for work and rain clothes. One of their biggest customers is Canada Steamship Lines, the company that operates many of the boats shipping goods on the Great Lakes. They do all of the CSL's custom embroidery and design work. Morawiecki said the

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ot long ago – a few years, not decades, ago – governments would hold information-gathering sessions about agriculture, and invite the Ontario Federation of Agriculture to come forward as one of the participants. The federation, which represents the vast majority of farmers in the province, would offer one voice among many. But something’s changed, and for the better. The province is now seeking input on its Open For Business program, designed to improve government-tobusiness services that, in the government’s words, make Ontario more attractive for business development, while protecting the public interest. And this time, it’s asked the federation not only for its input, but for the input of all farmers in Ontario. It’s entrusted the discussion- and informationgathering process among food producers to president Bette Jean Crews and the rest of the federation, confident that the suggestions brought forward will reflect the wishes of farmers as a whole. “This is the new way Ontario agriculture will operate, with one voice,” says Crews. This is a big challenge, but the federation is comfortable with it. Every day the federation works to find commonality among Ontario’s very independent farmers, across commodities and self-interests, which are many. Ontario is home to the country’s most diverse agricultural sector. Representing the various segments of that sector is an awesome task. But with increasing regularity, and perhaps culminating with the Open For Business exercise, the federation is being recognized as the portal to Ontario farmers. And when the federation speaks, its voice is the one voice for agriculture. Within the sector, some questions exist as to whether one organization can indeed represent all interests. But the naysayers seem to be quieter, recognizing perhaps that a fractious industry will not have much clout. Crews says the Open For Business nod from the province is tantamount to provincial recognition that farmers can indeed agree on a united position. Naturally, she’s pleased they’re expressing themselves through her organization. But she’s equally pleased the Ontario government is paying attention. It should, and so should everyone, given agriculture and food is a $33-billion business in the province. But in the past, even if you were listening, it was hard to hear a common message among the many voices within the farm sector. To gather farmers’ thoughts for the Open For Business exercise, the federation is now holding a half dozen or so meetings through the province

Workwear: Staying current with technology > CONTINUED FROM PG. 16 not of less quality.” He has also targeted a major demographic in the Elmira area that he believes goes largely unserved, the local Mennonites. He is working on designing a line of work clothes for them. “It’s hard to get black work clothing,” he explained, referring to the strict clothing guidelines many Mennonites must adhere to. “I’ve talked to a couple out on the street and they were asking if we had black workwear. So we’re developing [that] now.” Morawiecki said he’s proud of the products

and service that his father worked for nearly 30 years to establish. “My father and mother (Jeannette) started it, and my wife and I have taken it over. We’re keeping it in the family.” Today, he is always on the look-out for the newest technology and design in work clothing. “We stand behind our product. We’ve been open for a lot of years, and we like to think we’re staying cuttingedge. If the zipper goes, we repair it free of charge. Anything defective that comes along, we repair it free of charge.”

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subsidies. And the Open for Business exercise will tell her if she’s right. She expects to hear many suggestions about regulations. Farmers think they’re over-regulated as a sector, and more so, they feel like they don’t receive compensation or consideration for the sacrifices they’re asked to make for society. One example is our expectation that they’ll do whatever they’re told to preserve the environment, and bear the cost. Farmers are environmentalists, but they’re also business people. If they incur unexpected costs for new legislation that changes the way they grow food for us, do we have some obligation to compensate them for their extra effort? Farmers say yes. And the Open For Business exercise gives them a new chance to have their voices heard on this and many other issues. If they speak with one voice, their messages will be clearer.

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hen we hear the words ‘global warming’, many of us can only imagine charts and diagrams of rising temperatures and water levels, like something out of a David Suzuki commercial, or the film ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’ For Wallenstein resident Geoffrey Maher, who recently returned from a visit to Mount Everest in Nepal, a far more vivid picture comes to mind. When Maher visited Tibet and Nepal in the late ‘80s, he saw and photographed an enormous glacier. Upon his 2010 return to that same spot he saw bare ground where the ice had been, the formation had melted significantly. “After 20 years, the difference in the glaciers is amazing,” said the semi-retired medical professional and avid photographer. “How much has melted is incredible. I stared for about 45 minutes just looking at it

and thinking of the ramifications of what is going on.” In addition to the physical changes in the landscape, there have been changes in the Tibetan cultural demographic, a phenomenon equally unsettling to Maher. “The changes are immense. They are huge. The country is losing its culture, and fast.” The changes come in the wake of the takeover of Tibet by China back in the 1950s, with the repercussions still playing out today. Through discussions with people he met through travels, Maher learned that Tibet and China have had a long relationship fraught with difficulty. At times, the two nations have worked closely together. At other times, they have been at war. Between the years of 1959 and 1961, more than 6,000 of Tibet’s monasteries were demolished. Three years of bitter fighting left 86,000 Tibetans dead. In the


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Wallenstein man treks up Everest as part of trip to photograph Tibet, Nepal

DocUMENTING cHANGE Geoffrey Maher recently returned from Nepal and Tibet, where he exercised his passion for photography. days after the 1959 incident, the Chinese government revoked most aspects of Tibet’s autonomy, and initiated resettlement and land

29,029ft to the summit of Everest, making it the point at which the Earth’s surface reaches the greatest distance above sea level. $25,000 is the cost per person for a Nepalese permit to climb Everest.

distribution across the country. “We noticed that the country is being ruled with an iron fist,” said Maher. “At countless times we were stopped and searched. Anything that had anything to do with the Dalai Lama was taken away.” So to do his part in doc-

umenting the changes to the landscape, as well as what culture still remains, Maher resorted to one of his favourite pastimes: photography. Before going on his trip, he solicited donations from a number of people in the Toronto area and was given close to 40 cameras to take with him. “While I was in Nepal I gave a group of kids their own camera each and passed on what I know about photography,” he said. Maher’s interest in photography as a means of documenting history is in his genes. His father was a pilot and reconnaissance photographer in World War II before starting up a photography business in Toronto. There was a darkroom in Maher’s home where he and his family would develop their film. “I was always documenting,” he said. “Photography is what felt natural to me, so I stuck with it.” He encouraged the kids to take pictures of the things that might not be around when they grow up; namely, Buddha monastery fronts which can be up to 1,000 years old but are being destroyed. “The kids started by taking the same pictures that kids from all over the world would take pictures of – their fami-



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Frost in the air means it’s a perfect time for kale


his weekend, if you haven’t already decided the full menu, we’ve got two great side dishes for you to make to go along with your Thanksgiving feast. At the market, we see an assortment of lesser known vegetables: rainbow Swiss chard, celeriac or celery root as it is also known, golden and candy cane beets, collard greens and our favorite this time of year, crunchy kale. Look for kale at the market stalls after the first frost, as exposure to the cold makes the vegetable a little sweeter and less bitter than the imported grocery store variety. New local kale is also crunchier, so it retains its bulk when cooked, unlike spinach, for example. This is also the reason why we made ‘chips’ out of the kale. Simply drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with some kosher salt and bake in a 350°F oven on sheet pan until crispy, about 20-30 minutes. Store in an airtight container and snack at your leisure! Kale contains vitamins A, C and K as well as significant amounts of vitamin B6 and calcium. Most of us are familiar with the ubiquitous butternut squash. However, have you ever quickly sautéed it? By using a good vegetable peeler (get a Swissmar peeler at Entertaining Elements for $5) you can slice thin ‘ribbons’ of squash that can then easily be sautéed in a frying pan in a little olive oil or butter. The

From The Chef's Table Kirstie Herbstreit & Jody o'Malley squash retains a bit of a crunch, which is a nice change from soft and mushy. By adding lemon at the end of both of these dishes, it brightens up the vegetable’s flavour and colour.

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Wash kale; leave a little water clinging to the leaves; In a large sauté pan, heat garlic up with olive oil, if using; Cook garlic just until it begins to sizzle; Add half of the kale, and stir constantly until it begins to brighten in colour and crisp a little – it will wilt slightly –then add remaining kale; Add water and cook and stir until water is evaporated; Turn off heat and stir in butter; squeeze lemon juice over season with salt and pepper.

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Everest: Documenting the culture

>>1 large carrot, peeled into ‘ribbons’


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lies, their dogs. But I am hoping that through their documentation, they save a bit of their history.” While in the area, Maher also attempted to climb the east face of Mount Everest. Over 60 and dependant on a pacemaker, Maher impressed his friends, family and himself by making it 700 metres from the top before having to turn around. Before leaving for Nepal, he prac-

ticed by going for long walks daily as well as stair climbs, but it was the altitude that cut their trip short. “It’s the fatigue that got to us. At that height, there is hardly any oxygen,” he said of the 6,000-metre altitude. (For comparison, the altitude in Elmira is 295 metres above sea level.) “But the trip was all about the photography for me. Documenting the land and the culture as it is now is so important.”

A VISION FOR WOO Green Woolwich 1How Can we Make Woolwich Greener? Here are a few of my ideas:

Develop a Township policy that would permanently protect our valued green spaces ½ Develop a gravel pit policy where gravel would be extracted without the continued threat to our villages and tourism ½ Review the mandate of the Council Committee CPAC (Chemtura Public Advisory Committee). It has been 21 years since our water was contaminated.  According to a deal made with the Provincial Government and Chemtura (Then Uniroyal) 2028 is the target date to have the ground water cleaned.   What success has CPAC had since inception? ½ Expand the scope of the Council Committee TWEEC (Township of Woolwich Environmental Enhancement Committee) to review all township buildings and opportunities for "green savings".  Support higher annual tree planting goals.   Should this committee be expanded to review all environmental "threats" to the township? ½ Investigate recycling new home construction waste and divert it from our landfills ½ Investigate a splash pad for children in our township. ½

Safe Woolwich 2 How Can we Make Woolwich Safer? Here are a few of my ideas:

Increase Crime Prevention Awareness in the Township - an ounce of prevention... ½ Increase the hours of operation at the Youth Drop in Centre. ½ Review the CAER (Community Alert Emergency Response) program and it's effectiveness.  This is a good initative. but how many residents are aware? ½ We live in a community with some high risk industrial facilities.  How prepared are we as a community if we are faced with an emergency situation? ½ Investigate a BMX and or Skate Park for youth in our Township. ½




Friendly to Business

How Can we be Friendlier to Business? Here are a few of my ideas:

½ Develop a plan to attract high tech business to the tow ½ Determine how we can stimulate business interes

tourism in every part of the Township. ½ Recognize and celebrate our business success Woolwich. ½ Work directly with community groups to promote to and local festivals.


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>>Billy is a common domestic

short-hair cat in for a regular checkup. Linda’s practice sees plenty of cats and dogs, as well as “pocketpets:” guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, etc. Linda has two shorthair cats of her own as well as two Alaskan Malamut dogs. That breed was used 2,000-3,000 years ago by Mahlemuit Eskimos of Alaska as transportation.


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>>Akin to your own regular check-

up at the doctor, many of the same tools are used to carry out a typical examination. Aside from the large toe-nail clippers and the leather muzzle, her tools include an ophthalmoscope (eyes), otoscope (ears), stethascope (heart/lungs) and a reflex mallet. Linda says it’s a good idea to have your pets regularly checked to avoid more serious and costly complications.


>>Linda’s new practice was made

official June 13, 2009. She received a certificate of congratulations from Michael Chong, M.P. who this past week tabled a proposal

that a parliamentary committee examine reforms to how business is conducted during Question Period. The plaque is from the CentreWellington Chamber of Commerce.


>>Linda’s lab work is all conducted onsite, which is handy to make timely diagnosis, getting pets on the mend quicker. Her LW Scientific microscope allows her to examine ear swabs, blood and fecal matter for eggs, mites or bacteria — common problem areas for pets.

Her Ultra-8F centrifuge breaks down blood and urine to find an animal’s protein packs. The smaller unit is a Zip-o-crit, which uses small amounts of blood to find out quickly if an animal is anemic.


>>Linda has outfitted her operating

area with vet-specific equipment that could rival a typical operating room. Her Vet420 vital signs monitor looks after monitoring heart rates, blood pressure, respiratory and oxygen levels in patients while

being operated on. The viewing window allows more light in the room, keeping it bright to work in.

6) X-rAY rooM

>>When the red light is on outside, it

means that Linda’s processing film for a recent x-ray. An x-ray unit allows her to check for broken bones, but is more commonly used to find obstructions and tumours inside animals. She’s amazed at how much an x-ray can tell you about what’s happening inside.

7) PosTEr oN BoArD

>>During the month of October,

the Farley Foundation steps into high gear, fundraising with the assistance of local vets. The foundation was established in 2001 to help pet owners who can’t afford treatment for their animals. The foundation is named after the famous family sheepdog from Lynn Johnston’s For Better or For Worse comic strip. Linda’s CVO certificates hang above the board.


>>The Silent Hurricane’s Im3-elite dental unit is the first of it’s kind

designed for vet care. An anesthetic unit is essential to get the job done without losing any digits.

9) PET

>>Lenny the mouse makes a home in this cage on the counter.


>>www.eloragorgeanimalhospital. com is quite a mouthful, but allows Linda an online presence. One of her clients put the website together for her as a gift when she opened her clinic.



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As a Township with strong beliefs in helping one another, we must, as a community not turn our backs on people most in need. Here are a few of my ideas:

Increase support to local service groups such as the Woolwich Counseling Centre, and Elmira District Community Living. ½ Encourage more community involvement in programs operated by the township with subsidies for lower income families that may not be able to afford to participate. ½ Consider adding more community events to encourage community and tourism. ½ Support our minor sports in the township. ½ Implement a "sign" strategy we would develop a consistent branding for Woolwich and all our Communities within the Township. ½

Municipal Government should be fiscally responsible and responsive to the public. Here are a few of my ideas:

Begin seeking public input as part of an annual budget planning process - pre-budget consultations for each department will be planned, and held at different parts of the township. ½ Review all Township departments using a results based spending approach. ½ Investigate and implement efficiencies and cost savings for all Township departments. ½ Re-design a new Township website that is more user friendly and current. ½ Encourage more public involvement and interest in Municipal business. ½ Report back to the Citizens of Woolwich annually via an information householder. ½ Investigate and Implement adding two more councilors to the township. ½

On October 25th vote Todd Cowan for Mayor of Woolwich Township.

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IN ON GOAL Elmira forward Josh MacDonald tries to tuck the puck past Stratford Cullitons goaltender Evan Groenestege during first-period action at the Dan Snyder Arena on Sunday night.

Kings extend win streak to four games Coach praises team spirit in third comeback victory of season, a 3-2 decision over Stratford he last time the Kings played against the Stratford Cullitons, they needed overtime to win. But for Sunday night’s rematch at home, they decided to do it in regulation. Brady Campbell scored his second goal of the period with 5:34 remaining in the third to break a 2-2 tie with the Cullitons and lift Elmira to their fourth win in a row in front of 700 spectators at the Dan Snyder Arena. The win gave them three come-from-behind wins on the season, an effort that head coach Geoff Haddaway highly values. “For us to dig down and come from behind is something you like to be able to do as a team, I think that’s something you can rally around,” he said. The win also pushes their record to an impressive 6-1, good for second in the Midwestern Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

“When we beat them in Stratford we scored two goals glove side, so they were trying to exploit that, but he was ready and made

a couple outstanding glove saves.” The closest the Kings came to finding the back of the net in the first period was when



Only the Guelph Hurricanes, 9-1-1, have a better record. The game didn’t start well for the Kings, however. They were outplayed for much of the first and were down 1-0 going into the first intermission. “I certainly didn’t like our first period,” admitted Haddaway. “We stressed to the boys that we went into Stratford a few weeks ago and beat them, and we knew they were going to come out hard and try to turn the tables on us. I’m not sure if we were as mentally prepared for that as we should have been.” The game quickly turned into a goaltenders’ duel. Matthew Smith collected 39 saves for the Kings in the win, and Stratford goaltender Evan Groenestege finished with 43 saves, and was often the best player on the ice for the Cullitons. He made several key stops, including several highlight-reel glove saves, on the night.


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THROUGH OR AROUND? Lukas Baleshta takes a long wrist shot past Stratford's Shayne Rhyno.

Brennon Pearce rang a shot off the crossbar from the right faceoff dot with 8:30 left in the frame. Stratford went up 2-0 2:49 into the second period on the powerplay after some weak defensive work from the Kings. A poor clearing attempt ended up in the middle of the ice, and a few seconds later it was in the back of the net. That goal seemed to spark the Kings, however. They played grittier hockey and started making cleaner passes. Perhaps most importantly, they got back to their game: chipping the puck in deep and establishing a forecheck. “We’re a forechecking team,” said Haddaway, “and if we don’t get the puck in deep, we’re not going to be as successful.” Captain Josh Woolley finally broke the shutout bid at the 10:20 mark of the second. After killing off a Stratford powerplay, three Kings

broke down the ice in an odd-man rush and with some nice passing between Brad Kraus and Lukas Baleshta, Woolley got the puck in the middle of the ice at the hash marks and made no mistake with a wrist shot on the blocker side. Fans in the Dan Snyder Arena erupted after the goal, and that momentum shift carried on into the third. Campbell scored at 6:21 of the third after some good work down low by Jarred Parent, and tied the game on a quick wrist shot, assisted by Parent and Wade Pfeffer. He scored again at 14:26 on the powerplay, assisted by ColtonWolfe Sabo and Pfeffer, to lift the Kings to a 3-2 victory. Despite the fact he didn’t end up on the official scoresheet, the play of Spencer MacCormack was key for the wining goal. He parked his six-foot frame in front of the




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In pursuit of the most dangerous game I

Not-So-Great Outdoorsman Steve Galea look too and, by God, I was 80 per cent sure that’s exactly what they were. A few minutes later, after I had them drenched in butter and heated them up to a light golden brown, they were at the 70 per cent mark – meaning they were either delicious, flaky mushrooms with a subtle earthy aroma or the toxic vessels of my demise. Mmmmm. As I was off-loading them to a plate, my certainty of them dipped

to somewhere around 50 per cent. And when I ate the first one – though it tasted delicious – my confidence hit the 40 per cent mark. So I then did what every experienced mushroom hunter does. I phoned a buddy and left this message: “Hey Tom, it’s Steve. I just cooked up a bunch of delicious Shaggy Mane mushrooms and ate them. Call in an hour or two and I’ll tell you all about it. Oh, if I don’t answer, they probably weren’t Shaggy Manes.” Still, after eating the whole plate, I felt a bit better about it. And, after surviving the first hour, I actually felt like I had time to enjoy the autumn. I was at about the 90 per cent level. Then, just for fun, I went to my

field guide and re-read the section on mushroom poisoning. It basically said that if I suffered severe symptoms within the first hour, I would be uncomfortable but likely survive. If, however, the symptoms occurred within four to 24 hours, I was in serious (bold and italicized) trouble. As my stomach rumbled a bit, my confidence level dropped to about 10 per cent. But you know what? Twentyfour long hours later, I was sure of three things. One, they were Shaggy Manes – 100 per cent. Two, if you pay attention, you’ll notice that your stomach rumbles a lot. And, three, I like storebought portabellas a whole lot more.


Lancers score early and often, hold on to beat visitors


used to think that the world’s most nerve-wracking hunt involved stalking a grizzly bear or rogue elephant through thick cover. Then I reconsidered and thought that those things had nothing on standing your ground while a Cape buffalo or a hippopotamus charged. But now I know that there’s an even more intimidating hunt right here in our own woods. I faced it last week. It began unexpectedly, when I spotted a group of Shaggy Mane mushrooms grazing on the lawn. I knew I should have skirted wide around them. I knew the risks. But, heck, I was hungry. Then and there, I threw caution to the wind and decided I’d try to thin the herd. Needless to say, this is not for the faint of heart. I won’t go into the gory details. Suffice it to say that, by the time I finished my stalk, I had tagged 10 of these tasty mushrooms – my limit. Now, here’s the thing about mushroom identification: your certainty of the species is inversely proportional to its closeness to your mouth. For instance, I was 100 per cent sure that those mushrooms were Shaggy Manes, an edible, safe and pleasant tasting type, when I first examined them. I recognized them from past experience and verified all the hallmark characteristics with a good field guide too. I was so completely certain of this that, by the time I got the butter melted in the fry pan to sauté them, I was 90 per cent sure that these were indeed Shaggy Manes. When I gently brushed off half a dozen, I had a closer


Members of the Elmira District Secondary School senior boys’ football team celebrate their 21-19 victory over Southwood Secondary School on home turf Wednesday afternoon. The Lancers built a 21-3 lead at halftime, and held on for the win. Lancers running back Emeka Agada (right) led the charge with two touchdowns. The junior team fell 35-13 to Southwood.

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he season may be young, but for the Jacks to have much success this year, their special-teams are going to have to start living up to the name. There certainly wasn’t anything special about their 7-4 loss to the Delhi Travellers Oct. 1. The Jacks surrendered three powerplay goals and two shorthanded goals in the loss, with one of the shorthanded goals coming while they had a two-man advantage. “Their first shorthanded goal, that took

us out of the game,” said head coach Kevin Fitzpatrick. “They capitalized on our mistakes. That makes three shorthanded goals [against] in two games. To me, that’s just lack of preparation and a lack of focus. “We can’t be on a powerplay and give up two goals. That’s deflating.” The Jacks actually dominated much of the game, outshooting the Travellers 4338, and the final score was not indicative of their level of effort, said the coach. “I don’t think we’ve lost too many games

where I’ve walked away and thought ‘you know we did a lot of things really right,’ but we did.” Wellesley opened the scoring early, courtesy of Michael Forster with his fourth goal of the year 8:11 into the first, assisted by Shawn Fitzpatrick and Corey Way. The Jacks looked to have the game under control when less than a minute later two Delhi players were sent off with penalties at 9:05: Nathan Moyaert for hooking and Doug Young for unsportsmanlike conduct.

And that’s where the wheels fell off. Just nine seconds into their 5-on-3 powerplay, the Jacks coughed the puck up, leading to a two-onnone the opposite way. Delhi’s Travis Harper finished the play to tie the game. “That was devastating, it was just a bad play,” said Fitzpatrick. “And they only had three guys on the ice.” Deryk Sherman put the Travellers up 2-1 with a powerplay goal at 14:04 of the first. It was the first of three powerplay goals on



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Kings: Team back in action Saturday afternoon

the night for Delhi, a stat that Fitzpatrick found disappointing. Prior to the game, the Jacks penalty kill had been humming along to start the season, allowing only one goal in 12 chances before allowing three in 10 chances against Delhi. Matt Aspden tied the game for the Jacks at 16:55, assisted from Read Shantz, but Delhi’s Nick Vandyk restored the onegoal lead less than a minute later at 17:38. In the second, Delhi opened up a two-goal lead just 29 seconds in, and made it 5-2 with another powerplay goal at 7:29. That goal marked the end of the night for Wellesley goaltender Jordan Bauman, who was pulled in favour of Zach Wager. But the change in goal didn’t amount to much on the score sheet. Following the change, the two teams alternated goals. Delhi scored on the powerplay at 11:33, and added their second shorthanded goal of the night at 17:12. Justin Milne scored for

the Jacks at 13:15 assisted by Jake Steenson, and captain Rob Hinschberger finished the scoring at 18:01 with a powerplay goal, assisted by Mitch Metzger. Both teams were scoreless in the third, which Fitzpatrick said was his team’s best period, especially against a talented squad like Delhi. “They’re a good team. They went to the Ontario finals the last couple of years for good reason.” He also highlighted the superb play of Delhi goaltender Justin Belanger, who finished the night with 39 saves on 43 shots. “We dominated large segments of that game. Their goalie played very, very well. He picked the wrong time to get hot.” Next up for the Jacks is their homeopener tonight (Saturday) against the Burford Bulldogs. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Fitzpatrick hopes his special teams really are special. “We’re going to work on our powerplay and not allow any shorthanded goals,” he laughed.




Kings forward Andrew Smith fights for the puck with Connor Deveraux of the Stratford Cullitons.

Senior, junior girls’ squads finish second in b-ball tourney James Jackson


here were secondplace finishes all around for both the senior and junior girls’ basketball teams at their annual tournament at the Elmira District Secondary School gym last weekend. The junior girls lost their first match of the tournament against St. James from Guelph, 57-21, but rebounded to win their next two games against Stratford (40-19) and Sacred Heart (41-17). “It’s an interesting mix of girls this year,” said head coach Dale Roberts. “We’ve got veterans and some rookies. It was nice because everyone got to play, and I think the rookies are improving day-byday.” The junior teams were ranked based on their performance after the round-robin, there was no championship game. The senior girls had a similar fate, but lost the championship game 3820 to St. Joseph’s Catholic School from St. Thomas. “They played really,



Amy Hachman of the senior girls’ basketball team sets up the attack against Preston High Oct. 1. EDSS won 35-34 in a close battle.



afternoon (Saturday) at 1:45 p.m. at the Pyramid Recreation Centre in St. Marys.


Jacks: Home opener goes Saturday night

his linemates put him in a good position to score," said Haddaway. The start of the game was delayed about 35 minutes while workers replaced a pane of glass that had broken during the warmup near the visiting team’s penalty box. The Kings also observed a moment of silence prior to the national anthem for the sudden death of Norwich Merchants defenceman Ben Pearson, 20, a former Cambridge Winter Hawk and friend of Josh Woolley. The Kings have had the last week to rest and prepare for their game against the Niagara Falls Canucks this


Stratford goal and provided an effective screen on the gamewinning goal. That was after he left the game in the second period after blocking a shot on the penalty kill. It appeared to strike him in the left thigh, but he remained on the ice for another 30 seconds or so until the puck was out of the zone. He also leads the team in scoring with nine points. “Spencer has had a great start to the season, and he worked hard in the off-season, so it’s nice to see him rewarded for all that hard work.” The third-period comeback also high-

lighted the play of rookie forward Brady Campbell so far this season. Campbell is showing a goal-scorers touch in his first season with the Kings, and he has four goals and eight points in the first seven games this season. He spent last year with his hometown team, the Blenheim Blades, where he collected 19 goals and 20 assists in 40 games.` “I have to give him credit, in the third period he was outstanding and very opportunistic. He’s one of those players that the puck will find, and he’s got some natural goal-scoring ability. He put the puck in the net, but I think





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really well,” said head coach Brian Carter. “Our new girls are learning how to play new positions and they’re really starting to understand them well.” The senior girls won their first two games, a close one against Preston High School (35-34) and an easier game against Walkerton (42-27) to finish first in their pool, before losing out to St. Joseph’s in the final. “They’re getting better all the time and that’s really what it’s for, to prepare for hopefully a good playoff run. And the tournament appears to have paid dividends for both teams already. In Tuesday regular-season action against Forest Heights, the senior Lancers won 38-20, while the juniors cruised to a 42-11 victory.

A WEEKEND OF HOOPS At left, EDSS' Cassey Brubacher makes a pass during the senior girls’ match with Preston High. Middle, Amy Hachman defends against the Preston attack during game action Oct. 1. Right, Julia Frey from the junior team leads the charge against St. James Catholic High School last Saturday afternoon.


SEPT. 30 Woolwich 4, Waterloo 1 Goals: Jaimee MacDonald, Marlee Kernick, Cassandra Tuffnail, Erika Morrison PEEWEE C GIRLS

OCT. 2 Woolwich Wild 1, Kitchener 0 Goals: Meghan Mathieson (Jaycee Kaufman) Shutout: Autumn Campbell NOVICE MAJOR A BOYS

SEPT. 24 Woolwich 2, Centre-Wellington 2 Goals: Isiah Katsube x2 (Spencer Young) SEPT. 26

Woolwich 5, Centre-Wellington 1 Goals: Connor Bradley, Blake Roemer, Isiah Katsube, Dawson Good, Kyler Austin (Brady Brezynskie, Connor Bradley, Brett Allen, Mitchell Lee, Spencer Young, Blake Roemer) OCT. 2 Woolwich 6, Brampton 0 Goals: Dawson Good X2, Connor Bradley, Brady Brezynskie, Blake Roemer, Isiah Katsube (Blake Roemer X3, Lucas Huber, Brady Brezynskie, Spencer Young, Dawson Good) OCT. 3 Woolwich 6, Hespeler 1

Goals: Brady Brezynskie x2, Isiah Katsube x2, Brett Allen, Blake Roemer (Trevor Ferretti, Brady Brezynskie, Spencer Young, Isiah Katsube, Dawson Good) BANTAM AE BOYS

SEPT. 26 Woolwich 10, Ancaster 3 Goals: Owen Griffiths x 5, Colin Hartwick x 2, Spencer Inglis, Tanner Horst, Colton Williams (Colton Williams x 2, Spencer Inglis, Bailey Nickel, Tristen White, Jasper Bender, Tanner Horst) OCT. 2 Woolwich 10, Flamborough 3 Goals: Owen Griffiths x 4, Spencer Inglis x 2, Colton

Williams, Nigel Baldin, Tristen White, Tanner Horst (Eddie Huber x 3, Bailey Nickel x 2, Evan Martin x 2, Colin Hartwick x 2, Nigel Baldin x 2, Spencer Inglis, Tristen White, Owen Griffiths, Colton Williams) PEEWEE AE BOYS

SEPT. 30 Woolwich 2, Oakville 0 Goals: Brett Henry, Nathan Schwartz (Aaron Weigel, Nathan Schwartz) Shutout: Ryan Conrad OCTOBER 3 Acton 3, Woolwich 1 Goals: Aaron Weigel (Alex Taylor, Brett Henry)


OCT. 1 Woolwich 4, Owen Sound 1 Goals: Jason Gamble, Cole Conlin, Harrison Clifford, Grant Kernick (Troy Nechanicky, Alex Uttley, Grant Kernick, Scott Martin, Matthew Leger) OCT. 3 Woolwich 6, Owen Sound 0 Goals: Harrison Clifford x2, Adam Jokic, Alex Uttley, Grant Kernick, Troy Nechanicky (Jason Gamble, Matthew Leger, Grant Kernick, Scott Martin, Cole Conlin) Shutout: Carson Kyte


OCT. 3 Woolwich 15,

Centre-Wellington 2 Players with Goals: Jake McDonald x5, Tyler Martin x3, Gavin Roemer x2, Tyler Brezynskie x2, Cole Slade, Colton Schmitt, Kody Lewis (Kody Lewis x4, Tyler Martin x3, Jake McDonald x2, Nolan Steringa x2, Colton Schmitt x2, Tyler Brezynskie, Cole Slade, Brett Moser) MINOR PEEWEE A

OCT. 2 Woolwich 2, Burlington 1 Goals: Jacob Uridil, Connor Martin (Tyson Bender X2, Ryan Kieswetter) OCT. 3 Oakville 5, Woolwich 1 Goals: Tyson Bender (Ryan Kieswetter)



Oktoberfest welcomes cyclists for new event, the Tour de Hans

AND THEY'RE OFF More than 130 cyclists braved the cold weather and the rain on Oct. 2 to take part in the inaugural Tour de Hans, a 100-km bike race launched as part of this year’s Oktoberfest festivities. The race wound its way through Woolwich and Wellesley townships. The eventual winner was Paolo DiLecce of Richmond Hill, who crossed the finish line in 2:41:24.9.


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Studies indicate that a large percentage of North Americans are concerned with the water they are currently drinking. These concerns include pollutants, contaminants, tastes, odours, and the addition of chemicals like chlorine. 5 Star Water Solutions can provide a water analysis to evaluate the quality of the water in your home. This analysis will help you decide if your water meets your expectations. Compare the clean, clear taste difference of purified water to tap water. 5 Star Water Solutions offers a friendly retail store that provides bottled water, water vending stations with value-priced water refill plans, plus a variety of environmentally responsible water treatment systems from KINETICO. Highly efficient Water Softeners from Kinetico are the only nonelectric twin-tank design that provides an uninterrupted supply of soft de-chlorinated water on demand, while using the least amount of salt and water in the industry. They use No electricity, No timers, No electronics—No Worries! You can also choose from Reverse Osmosis, UV Sterilization and Point-of-Use Filtration Systems, Water Coolers, taste and odour control filters like iron and sulphur filters, and much more. Kinetico warranties are among the best in the industry. 5 Star Water Solutions services most makes of water conditioning equipment, and can supply replacement filters as well. Owners Ken & Mary Kinzie and the friendly, knowledgeable team at 5 Star Water Solutions offer expert advice to meet your need for Quality Water!

140 University Ave. E., (just east of Weber St.) Waterloo 519-746-7070

Providing Heirlooms of the Future When you are ready for solid wood furniture, not made from veneers and inferior pressed wood, but combining natural beauty with form and function, Gibson’s Home Furnishings has been the logical destination for quality, Canadian furniture since 1981. Solid wood furniture from Gibson’s Home Furnishings is made from proven time-tested joining techniques to be strong and long lasting. Solid wood is ideal for allergy sufferers and asthmatics since they don’t retain allergens. Gibson’s Home Furnishings features furniture designs you can live with. Every piece is crafted for function as well as beauty. Chair seats and backs are pitched for comfort. Extension tables open up for elegant dining. Buffets and cupboards offer generous storage. Occasional pieces give just the right accent to any room. Gibson’s designs are specifically coordinated for decorating flexibility, whether it’s traditional or contemporary. From dining room and bedroom furniture, to entertainment centres, benches, desks and collectibles, they offer many choices in styles, wood species and finishes—or purchase them unfinished. Gibson’s also offers home decor and gift ideas for the Holiday Season, such as prints, wall art, mirrors, bedding, lamps, vases and more. Owner Jamie Roberts and the friendly staff at Gibson’s Home Furnishings believe that quality furniture pieces should last a lifetime and are destined to become antiques and heirlooms for future generations. If you don’t see what you are looking for, just let them know—custom design, building and finishing are a specialty. Repaints and refinishing of your old wood furniture are available, too!

Insurance 604 Colby Dr., Waterloo 519-746-3332 Specialists (off Northfield Dr., west of King St., near Expressway) Since 1925 By the time that ugly rust spots appear on the exterior painted 13 King St. N., Uptown Waterloo (just North of Erb St.)

519-886-2710 Fax 519-886-2712

Whether it’s auto, home or business insurance, the insurance professionals at C.W. Tweed & Son Insurance Brokers can help you understand the language and provisions of insurance policies and help you protect yourself from overpayment. Because the terms of insurance policies are not identical, it is important to see that you are comparing apples with apples. A less expensive policy with different provisions may not be a bargain. A more expensive policy with more benefits may be in excess of your needs. This is where a trusted insurance broker is valuable. Unlike a direct insurance provider or agent, the brokers at C.W. Tweed & Son Insurance Brokers can search the market and choose from many respected insurance companies with their unique offerings. They will purchase a policy on your behalf with the broadest coverage and most competitive premiums. Personalized insurance protection and prompt fair claims settlement can be handled for auto, home, business, recreation products such as marine, RV, motorcycle and more. Having a knowledgeable specialist available to answer questions, provide advice and let you know if you are eligible for discounts is a wise idea, and that’s where owner Bob Tweed and the staff at C.W. Tweed & Son Insurance Brokers can help. For reliable protection and lasting service, we suggest you visit or call the office of C.W. Tweed & Son Insurance Brokers. They have served area families and businesses since 1925.

Helping to Create Beautiful Homes Since 1959 70 Alpine Court, Kitchener


Choosing new tile and floor fashions can be a rewarding and dramatic part of any home or commercial remodeling/decorating project. Flooring and tile set the tone and feeling for a space more than any other design element. They also affect your home’s resale value making it more attractive to potential buyers. If you are considering new wall/floor tile or flooring of any type, we suggest a visit to Grand Valley Tile, a three generation family business celebrating over 50 years of service. The Goetz Family and their experienced staff have exceptional product knowledge to guide you in making the right choices for all your decorating needs. The newly expanded showroom at Grand Valley Tile showcases thousands of product samples to browse and take home. You don’t have to go to Toronto for the latest and greatest! Choose from beautiful porcelain and ceramic tiles, the latest in mosaics, glass tile and more. If you want the natural elegance of slate, marble, granite and travertine (limestone), these materials will bring beauty to any decorating project. Accents such as gorgeous backsplashes, colourful trim pieces and mosaic medallions bring life to any decor theme. More than just tile, the showroom also displays an amazing selection of carpet, area rugs, resilient vinyl, cork, bamboo, hardwood and laminates. They offer brands you know and trust. Free in-home measuring and estimates are available. The industry trained installers at Grand Valley Tile will put their expertise to work for you with unsurpassed fit and finish. Book an in-store appointment with the design consultant and begin creating a masterpiece!

surface of your vehicle, corrosion may have already weakened its structural integrity, making it less safe in the event of collision. Let Krown Rust Control help protect your vehicle from the harsh year round effects of acid rain, condensation, winter road salt, and high humidity in the summer. Your investment will look better, last longer and retain a higher private resale value. Annually certified technicians at Krown apply a non-toxic, solventfree product that is environmentally safe. Krown’s thin liquid formula acts as a penetrating creeper to treat hard to reach spot welds and seams—areas that effect the vehicle’s structure. It dispels moisture, treating metal and painted surfaces with a rust inhibitor. It also helps to lubricate power window & door lock mechanisms, wiring connectors, emergency brake cables and other parts normally inaccessible to regular maintenance. Krown can be applied in any season or weather condition within an hour while you wait. Krown is supported by a corporately backed national warranty program. You get Locked-in Pricing once you start your annual application program. Krown Rust Control is endorsed by CAA and APA as a successful rust inhibitor. Other Krown offerings include Luminate paint finish protection, plus expert hand polishing for that showroom shine. Founded in 1986, Krown Rust Control is a proudly Canadian, dealer-owned organization with 240 dealers. Contact the Bergsma Family at Krown Waterloo for your appointment. Fleet work is welcome with mobile spraying available.

Where Good Friends & Family Meet!

183 Weber St. N., (at Lodge St., 1 Block South of University Ave.) Waterloo 519-884-8074

Benny’s Family Restaurant has retained a loyal following of regulars and also attracted new customers via word of mouth by implementing simple time tested ingredients. Owner Dino Damianakis has the experience in the hospitality field to know what a customer really wants—excellent food, great service and exceptional value. From the water feature at the entrance to the cherry wood trim, soothing colour tones, fireplace and plenty of spacious booth seating, Benny’s Family Restaurant has created a relaxed atmosphere. They are popular as a choice for those meeting friends and family, business lunches, breakfast that hits the spot or a couple on an evening out. There’s also a bar area and roomy outdoor patio. The serving staff conveys a friendly feeling without losing an attitude of professionalism and competence. The extensive menu variety should please even the pickiest of appetites and includes Daily Specials. Begin your meal with freshly prepared salads, substantial soups, and appetizers. Choose from Grilled and Deli Sandwiches, Clubhouses, Hot Sandwiches, Chicken Fingers, Souvlaki, Gyro, Melts, Wraps and Burgers. Other choices include New York Steak, BBQ Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Pork Chops, Chicken & Rib Combos, Liver, Bacon & Onions, as well as Salmon Filet, Filet of Sole, or English Style Fish & Chips. When you crave Italian, try their Chicken or Veal Parmesan, Fettucine Alfredo, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Lasagna, Four Cheese & Broccoli Pasta or Benny’s Signature Pasta. Prime Rib is featured Friday and Saturday! Start the day off right with Breakfast at Benny’s, from Florida Squeezed Juice, Omelettes and Benedicts to Egg Combo dishes, Pancakes, French Toast and Waffles. Benny’s Family Restaurant is fully licensed. Think of them for your Group Parties this Holiday Season.

Proud Purveyors of “Zoom-Zoom” 115 Northfield Dr. W. (at Hwy 85 North) Waterloo 519-746-2777 Buying a new or pre-owned vehicle today has become much more complicated, but your decision about where to buy shouldn’t be. For over 60 years, the goal of the Forbes family of auto dealerships has been to make the sale and service of automotive products a pleasant, hassle-free experience. This site has been a Mazda dealer since 1977. The newest arrival at Forbes Waterloo Mazda, the 2011 Mazda 2, brings fuel efficiency and fun to a new level, plus a selection of cool Mazda Skins graphics offers a way to express yourself. Courteous sales consultants at Forbes Waterloo Mazda realize that the best way for you to make an informed decision is to have knowledge of the product itself, and know the financing, insurance, warranty and protection options available to you. General Manager Jason Stainton and the friendly team at Forbes Waterloo Mazda will also work hard to assure perfect delivery of every vehicle sold, backed by exceptional customer follow-up and support. To help you meet your warranty and maintenance requirements, their factory trained service technicians at this 13,000 square foot facility remain current with changing technology and service equipment. They service all makes and models. The parts department has a large inventory of genuine Mazda parts and performance products designed for the right fit. Whether it’s an insurance claim or out of pocket collision repair, the Forbes Body Shop at 165 Weber Street South in Waterloo (call 519-742-8309) assures expert body repair and colour matching using environmentally friendly water-based finishes. Stop in soon for your test drive as there are over 100 Mazda vehicles in-stock, or visit them online at

Not Just Oil, Pennzoil. 615 Davenport Rd., Waterloo 519-746-4765 (corner of Northfield Dr. and Davenport Rd.)

Many motorists spend time and money keeping their vehicle looking good on the outside, but often neglect important mechanical maintenance such as regular changing of oil and other vital fluids. If you want your vehicle to last longer and meet its warranty requirements but don’t want to be without your vehicle for the day, Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change Center is the ideal solution. Simply enter their two lane, drive-thru service facility and have essential maintenance done professionally, inexpensively and quickly— usually in 10-15 minutes, while you wait. The highly trained crew at Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change Center can help determine the ideal PENNZOIL lubricant and filter for your vehicle. They use warranty approved procedures and products. Your service includes chassis lubrication and a multi-point visual inspection. Vital fluids will be topped up. They will also note the condition of various maintenance areas and recommend replacement or the next anticipated service interval. Other service offerings include: radiator/cooling system flush & fill; automatic transmission fluid change; fuel injection and air induction system cleaning; and much more. Ask about their new Battery & Charging System Check, ideal for vehicles 3 years and older to be prepared for winter. The goal of owner Dave Jensen and the team at Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change Center is to ensure your vehicle undergoes warranty approved maintenance for the best fuel economy, minimal effects on the environment, and longer vehicle life. Stop by on the way to work or while shopping in K-W, as no appointment is necessary.







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We offer competitive wages, steady hours, benefit package, and a great work environment. If you are a self-motivated team player please submit your resume to:

Bauman Manufacturing Ltd 3 Industrial Drive Elmira Ont N3B 2S1 Fax: 519-669-2431

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Please send Resume and expected remuneration to; Email: Fax: 519-595-8253 Box 39 Millbank, On. N0K 1L0 ECRA/ESA Licensed#7001081



> D r i v e r / Wa r e h o u s e > Tutoring

Driver will load and unload materials in both our warehouse and at job sites. Heavy lifting required. Excellent driving record. Ability to operate a tow motor a plus. Fax resume to 519664-3439 or E-mail info@

> Inside

Sales Position Inside sales position with steel manufacturer. Knowledge and background in the steel industry preferred. Prior sales experience, good communication skills, and computer proficiency are assets. Accuracy, and the ability to work as a team member, is required. Fax your resume to 519-698-2555 or E-mail to jesse@jmlahman. com


> Looking For Full Time Work, North Waterloo, Elmira Area. Roofing & General Labour Experience. Fall Arrest Certified, Drivers Licence. Call Rob 519-664-2161. TRAINING & LESSONS

> Yes You Can Play Guitar Now With A Professional Trained, Well Established Teacher. Bob Wilhelm Guitar Studio, Now Accepting Students. Classical, Electric, Bass And Accoustic Guitar, All Styles. Phone 519-669-5371.

from a certified teacher. First two months $5 off per session. 519-591-1666 or www. oneofakindlearning. com


> Hillcrest Home Baking

Fall Sale Oct. 19-30. Closed Sun. & Mon. 519-6691381, Floradale. 10% off all fabrics, hosiery, tablecloths, jumbo tea towels, books, quilt batts, all underwear. Grocery Specials: Green Gain Peas, 2.39 pkg $36.75 case, Robin Hood flour, 2.5kg, all purpose, cake & pastry, whole wheat $4.19; Hershey Chipits - all kinds, 225g - 350g $2.77; Hershey Semi Sweet Chipits 1kg $7.49; Crisco Shortening 454 g $2.29; Becel Margarine 454g, reg. & light $2.99; Mazola Corn & Canola oil 2.84L $7.79; Dole Pineapple, sliced, crushed & tidbits .98; Nescafe Rich Coffee 200g $6.99; Frosted Flakes 300g $2.89; Froot Loops 275g $2.89; Miracle Whip 890ml, reg., fat free, calorie wise $4.99; Campbells Cream of Mushroom soup .99; Barbecue Sauce, reg. sweet n sour, chicken n rib 455ml, $1.29; Sunlight dish detergent 950ml $2.35; Gain Liquid laundry detergent 32 use $7.89; Fleecy 1.6L $5.99; Scotties Kleenex 144’s 150’s .99; Compliments toilet tissue - 12 double roll - $7.99; Ice Cream Syrup, 428ml - choc. strawberry, carmel $3.29; Ice cream - CHAPMANS original $2.49, Premium $3.59.

> Heavy Duty Vehicle trailer, 6’6” x 12’0”, dual axle, ramps, $900. Tractor style forklift, 13’ lift, good running condition, $1900. 519-502-7733. > Honda

Pressure Washer, gas, 11hp, 3500 psi $600. Trailer 10’ x 4.5’, 1500 lbs $500. 519-886-7538.

> Lesage Piano With Bench. Call 519-884-8862, Ask For John. > Mattress/Boxspring, new, never used, still in sealed bag. Sacrifice $195. Delivery available. 519-635-8737. > Passport Photos, Gun licences etc. $10. Brian’s Photo, 57 Arthur St. S., Elmira. 519-210-0608. > Twin Beds! 39”w x 75”

long. Mattresses from $89, boxsprings from $65. Plus, headboards, footboards, steel roller frames. Matching Deluxe sets by Serta, Permafoam, Simmons too! 226-749-3584, St. Jacobs.

> Fall Sale – Wallenstein General Store Oct 4 – 16. Hardware Specials – 15% off all fencing wire, fencing hardware, tee posts, wooden snow fence (excluding fence posts); Estwing hammers, Lufkin tape measures, Fatmax tape measures, Fatmax chaulk line, all tin snips, 5” vise grips & pouches, 17 pocket carpenter aprons, smoke alarms, reflective safety harness-betls, Garrity life lightes, phones, volley balls, all thermometers, all barn forks, all wheel barrows. Specials: Shopro 16’ & 25’ 2 piece tape measure set $7.99. Heavy duty utility knives $1.99. Heavy duty white plastic mail boxes $58.99; custom name plates $12.95 each. While supplies last. 519-669-2231.

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> Seasoned Firewood. Call 519-669-4108.

All prices subject to HST

47 Northside Dr., St. Jacobs, ON


> Fall Sale – Wallenstein


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

Monthly PUBLIC Vehicle

AUCTION to be held at:

BRESLAU AIRPORT ROAD AUCTION COMLEX 5100 FOUNTAIN ST. North, BRESLAU 47 Northside Dr., St. Jacobs,(kitchener) ON

519-664-2281 Sat Oct 16th 9:00am 3 - 06/08 Crown Victorias 5 - 03/08 Impalas 1 - 07 Toyota Camry lE 2 - 05/06 Optra/Pursults’ 2 - 04/05 altima’s 1 - 03 hyundai accent 1 - 03 Taurus 2 - 02 Malibus 1 - 02 aurora 2 - 00/01 honda’s 2 - 99/00 Neons 1 - 89 Cavalier RS Conv

3 - 00/07 Venture/Montanas 2 - 04/06 Caravans 3 - 00/03 Windstars 3 - 03/07 Ford Van/ambulances 7 - 03/04 GMC/Chev Cargo Vans 2 - 98/02 SaFaRI/Ram Vans 1 - 01 Kia Sportage 4x4 6 - 02/04 Ford/GMC/ Ranger P/u’s 3 - 95/01 GMC/Chev 2500 P/u’s 2 - 97/99 Ford 250 4x4 Plows 3 - 97 Ford F350Xl Crew/Dumps 95 Ford Vactor 2100 Flusher

2006 K Kawasaki VulCaN 1600 M/C JD 850B lT Dozer / 2 - asphalt Paving units * JD 4300 4x4 Tractor Flail Mower * 7+ Snow Plows * 15KVa Generator * EquipTrailers Generators * 3pth Brush * 3pth/ hyd Post Pounder * Boat/ Motor Bomag Roller * Turf/Tractor Tires * Water Tanks * Drill Press Thickness Planer * Wood Bandsaw * 2-post Car hoist * etc www. - Website is updated Daily as Vehicles & Equipment Arrive! Partial List ONLY!!!!!

No Buyer’s Premium!!

VIEWING: Friday Oct 15th, 2010 - 1pm to 5pm TERMS: $500 Cash Deposit on Each Vehicle or as announced

M.R. Jutzi & Co




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Canadian Arcott ewe lambs born in Feb. 2010. Also 2 ram lambs. John M. Martin, 7224 Blind Line, RR4, Elmira, On.


> MOOREFIELD - one bedroom apartment, furnished, laundry facilities, parking, electric heat, cable tv, no pets, adult building. References. $695/mth inclusive. First & last. 519638-3013. > Upstairs Office Space - 3 rooms available from $450 per month depending on size. Includes heat & hydro. Main floor in an active real estate office. Call Mildred Frey, 519-669-1544. TRADES & SERVICES

> House Sitter Available

for Snowbirds in Elmira. Non-smoker, retired business professional. Very responsible, reliable, respectful of people’s belongings. Available for 1-6 months. References available. Email: or 1-647-987-8776.



Accounting Services - Income Tax (E-File) Services. Small business accounting, payroll & gov/t filings. Chuck Downs, 95 Aspen Cr., Elmira. 519669-1498, cell 519-569-1744.

> Welcome To Grant’s Hands On Therapy. Gentle touch or deep muscle treatments, excellent for recent injuries or long term ailments. Call 519-5773251. Grant Brubacher, Certified Deep Muscle Therapist. COMING EVENTS

> Breslau’s 21st Annual Arts & Crafts Sale. Saturday, October 16, 2010, 9 A.m. - 3 P.m. Breslau Public School, Joseph Street. 90+ Vendors With Excellent Gift Ideas. Admission $2 - Raffles & Baking! All Proceeds Go To The Breslau School. Organizer 519-648-9754. GARAGE SALES

> Garage Sale Saturday, Oct. 16, 7 a.m. 1122 Geddes St. Hawkesville. Silver, furniture, glassware, baby items and much, much more! STORAGE

> Off Season Storage. 519-638-2756.

Elmira fire station opens its doors to the public

> Wallenstein General Store Fall Sale, Oct. 4-16. 15% Off Clothing & Fabric, 10% Off Housewares, Giftware & Fleece Throws. While Quantities Last. 519-669-2231. FARM EQUIPMENT

> Cut-Conditioner 7ft, $750; JD 145 plow, 5-16 $1450; Ford 142, 4-16 $1250, delivered. NI 1R corn picker $750; NI 362, manure spreader, good shape $4200. Dan Seifried, Harriston 519-338-2688.


Wagler Electric provides Electrical Construction and Maintenance to a variety of sectors including Agricultural, Industrial, Commercial & Residential

Come see our showroom at:

2005 TOYOTA CORROLLA pwr locks/windows 118,000km $8,900.00 147,000km 2003 FORD E150 Cargo

FOR SALE General Store Oct 4 – 16. Schneider’s Mozarella Grillems’ 600g $3.99; Mushroom or white popcorn 50 lb $28.99; 5 lb $3.45; Bergeron margarine 2 lb $2.49; Little John oats 25kg $$27.99; Ital Pasta macaroni $1.39; Schneider’s Blue Ribbon Bologna $2.59 whole, $2.69 sliced; peanut butter 10kg $35.99; Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk 300 ml $3.59; Quaker Harvest/Life/Corn Bran 540-750g $3.59; Lipton’s onion/chicken noodle soup mix 4 pack original 2/$5.00; cake mix 510-515g 3/$5.00; Hunts pudding cups 3/$4.00; Nature Valley or Quaker granola bars 2/$5.00; Club House seasoning mix .99; Mazola 100% pure corn oil1.42l $4.99; Giant Roasters marshmallows 790g $3.99; Kraft Miracle Whip 890ml $4.49; Dole Pineapple juice 48oz $2.49; Green Giant frozen vegetables 750g $2.89; Uncle Ray’s chips 130-300g .99 - $1.89; Ravine mushroom pieces and stems .89; Shirriff pie filling 160-175g $1.29; Hershey Chipits 300g $2.69; Cream of Mushroom soup 284ml $1.00; Glad Easy Tie garbage bags 10 pac 2/$5.00; Pine Sol all purpose cleaner/VIM spray 750-828ml $3.29; Mean Green degreaser cleaner 948ml $4.29; Palmolive dish detergent 500-625850ml $2.49’ Majesta jumbo 8s bathroom tissue $5.99; Glad Easy Tie kitchen catchers 24s $2.39. While supplies last. 519-6692231.




New! All solid wood, golden honey pine. Twin/twin $360; twin/ double $460. Custom mattresses twin $89; double $139. Total prices, delivered. 226-749-3584.




> Bunkbeds!



2002 FORD F150 XLT 2WD Extended


Sales and Service

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT Moonroof Leather


is accepting applications for a



Part-time housekeeping/dietary aide at St. Jacobs Place Retirement Residence. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends and be a team player. Please email or fax your resume to Marlen Boisvenue.

PLACING A CLASSIFIED AD | Classified ads can be obtained in person, by phone, fax or email from Monday to Thursday 8:30am-5pm or Friday 8:30am-4pm. All classified ads are prepaid. Deadline is WEDNESDAYS by 4pm.

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Welder & Fabricator Needed We are looking for a mechanically inclined person to do welding and fabricating work. Candidate must have MIG welding skills, and brake & shear experience would be an asset.

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CHECKIN’ IT OUT Carter (left), Nathan, and Benjamin Lipp enjoy the view from the front bumper of an Elmira fire truck during the fire station’s open house on Wednesday night as part of Fire Prevention Week in Waterloo Region.


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The first camp of the year for Elmira Scouts involved a 7km bike ride to the Elora Gorge Oct. 2. Handed a couple of obstacles like rain and 2 bridges being out did not deter the group eager to set up camp. They starting their trip using the Kissing Bridge Trail in Elmira. At camp, Scouts they were involved in a hikes along the Gorge, and a night hike through the conservation area.

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the observer invites you & your little ones to


Freewill offering for edss drama

saturday october 23


at edss | starts at 2 O’clock sharp. ends at 4pm free pumpkins | haunted house | Elvis show {fEATURING hERB nEHER} GLOW-IN-THE-DARK FUN | treat bags | glow necklaces | crafts | refreshments

come dressed to party! TOOTHBRUSH SPONSOR:

Dr. Lawrence Mohan FAMILY




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Lights, camera, action ...




IT’S ALL AN ACT The iconic covered bridge at West Montrose was transformed into a film set Sept. 30 when pain-pill giant Tylenol descended on the quiet setting to film a new commercial. The scenes focused on a flooding river, and a boy who tries to save his dog.

Frying ‘em up





ON THE MENU FRIDAY Paul Shutza is all smiles as he serves up some dinner at the St. Teresa of Avila fish fry on Oct. 1. Immediately behind him is Region of Waterloo Chair Ken Seiling.

This Sale Merits The Attention of Decorators, Designers & Public alike.



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2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTION Election Day is October 25, 2010 between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. You are entitled to vote for Mayor, Regional Chair, Municipal Councillors and French Public School Board Trustee. Some residents are also eligible to vote for the Fluoridation Question. NEW FOR 2010! Voter Identifi cation Requirements Voters voting at a voting place must show ID prior to obtaining a ballot. Each of the following options is prescribed as the proof of identity and residence that a person may present for the purposes of subparagraph 52 (1) 1 ii of the Municipal Elections Act: Option 1: An original copy of a document, if the document shows the person’s name, qualifying address and signature. (example: Ontario Driver’s license or Ontario Health Card (photo card) Option 2: An original copy of a document, if the document shows the person’s name and signature, presented together with an original copy of another document, if the document shows the person’s name and qualifying address. (example: Canadian Passport and Property Tax Assessment Notice or Certifi cate of Canadian Citizenship and a utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV) Family Friendly Voting Locations Please note that children are welcome to accompany you at the Township’s poll locations. Proxy Voting If you are unable to attend either the advance polls or Election Day, applications for proxy voting can be made to the Clerk's Department during regular business hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 11, 2010) at 24 Church Street West, Elmira.

If you are not available to vote on Election Day you can vote at one of the Advance Voting Days, which are: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Township of Woolwich Administration Building - 1st Floor 24 Church Street West, Elmira Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Breslau Community Centre - Fire Place Room 200 Woolwich Street, Breslau Find out if you are on the Voter’s List The Preliminary List of Electors for the Township of Woolwich, indicating the names of those persons entitled to vote at the Municipal Elections, is currently available for review upon request at the following locations: • Township of Woolwich Municipal Office, 24 Church Street West, Elmira • Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder Ave S., Elmira • Elmira Library, 65 Arthur Street South, Elmira • St. Jacobs Library, 29 Queenway Drive, St. Jacobs • Bloomingdale Library, 680 Sawmill Road, Bloomingdale (rear of Bloomingdale United Church) You may also contact the Municipal office by phone at (519) 669-6009 to find out if you are on the Voters’ list. Applications for inclusions, additions, corrections to, or deletions from the list may be made by an elector by completing and filing a form available at the Office of the Clerk, 24 Church Street West, Elmira during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.




The Township of Woolwich has extended the watermain flushing program until Friday, October 22nd, 2010 Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Election Day is October 25th. Electors who cannot make it to their Poll on Election Day can vote at any one of the three Advance Polls that the Township is holding before Election Day. As a service to residents who communicate using American Sign Language (ASL), the Township is providing an ASL Interpreter at the following locations to provide assistance if needed:

Watermain flushing is performed at this time of low water usage to minimize its impact on water service. Please refrain from using excessive amounts of water during this time period (i.e. doing laundry, using the dishwasher, etc.)

Thursday, October 7th Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder Avenue South, Elmira In the Community Room ASL Interpreter will be available: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Advance Poll Regular Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The flushing process may cause discoloured water and a reduction in pressure. It should be noted that both of these conditions are temporary and not harmful. If discolouration occurs, open a cold, hard water tap in the basement until the water runs clear before resuming regular consumption. In some situation this may take 5 to 10 minutes. If, however, either of these conditions persist, please contact Roy Garbotz, Water and Wastewater Supervisor at 519-669-6045 or 519-664-2613 ext. 6045 or Cynthia Lean-Martin, Administrative Assistant at 519-669-6041 or 519-664-2613 ext. 6041.

Friday, October 15th Township of Woolwich Municipal Office, 24 Church Street West, Elmira Main Floor ASL Interpreter will be available: 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Advance Poll Regular Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16th Breslau Community Centre (Fireplace Room) 200 Woolwich Street South, Breslau ASL Interpreter will be available: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Advance Poll Regular Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The ASL Interpreter will only be available at the dates and times shown above. The Interpreter service will not be available on Election Day, October 25th. If you need additional information on this service or have comments about the provision of the service, please contact the Township’s Accessibility Co-ordinator at

The Township of Woolwich appreciates your patience as we work to improve the quality of drinking water throughout the Township.

GLASGOW STREET SOUTH BRIDGE CLOSURE Please be advised that the Township of Woolwich will close the bridge on Glasgow Street South in Conestogo on or about October 12, 2010 for approximately two months. The Council of the Township of Woolwich has approved a Staff recommendation on September 21, 2010 to complete a wood deck replacement and various structural repairs in 2010, along with waterproofing and a surface treatment riding surface in 2011. Please refer to the Township’s website at for updates. The Township of Woolwich would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this bridge closure.


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MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS OCTOBER 25, 2010 FREE RIDE TO THE POLLS for KIWANIS TRANSIT RIDERS IN THE TOWNSHIPS OF WELLESLEY, WILMOT AND WOOLWICH VOTE October 25th! FREE TRANSPORTATION TO YOUR POLL TO VOTE provided by WELLESLEY, WILMOT AND WOOLWICH TOWNSHIPS IF YOU ARE AN ELIGIBLE RIDER FOR KIWANIS TRANSIT, call the transit to book your ride to the polls. Call 519-669-4533 or 1-800-461-1355 Reserve your seat by Wed. October 20th For eligibility information, please call the transit or visit us at

COMMUNITY ALERT NETWORK (CAN) UPDATE For Residents & Businesses New to Elmira or if you have recently relocated in Elmira The Township of Woolwich is updating the CAN system call list. To update your telephone and address information on the database, log on to the Township of Woolwich website click on Township Services, Community Alert Network and complete the Contact Information Update Request. For more information or to ensure you are on the database, please contact the Township of Woolwich 519669-6010.

THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF 2010 FINAL PROPERTY TAXES IS DUE FRIDAY OCTOBER 15, 2010 SUPPLEMENTARY TAX DUE DATE OCTOBER 29, 2010 NEWLY CONSTRUCTED BUILDING ALERT: If you have been paying taxes on land only, you may be subject to a Supplementary Tax Bill later this year. DIDN’T RECEIVE A BILL? Non-receipt of a tax bill does not waive your obligation to pay and you may incur a penalty. If you did not receive a bill, contact the Tax Collector as soon as possible at (519) 669-6016. Marion Pollard, CMTC (A) Manager of Revenue/Tax Collector

Sharing? These dolphins have killer manners Q.

Of all the hungry creatures of the high seas, which ones just might have the best table manners?

Strange But True


Those caring, sharing “false killer whales,” as they’ve been dubbed -- they’re actually dolphins -- whose table manners put ours to shame, says Jocelyn Kaiser in Science magazine. Once they’ve caught a fish, each whale politely takes a bite, then passes it on to another. And if there’s a human nearby, he or she will be offered some, too. Dan McSweeney of the Wild Whale Research Foundation in Hawaii once had a large tuna “handed” to him by a 5-meter-long false killer whale. “I pushed it back,” said McSweeney. “He took it and started chewing on it and then left. It was one of those magical moments.” Their compulsive food sharing is a trait that has endeared Hawaii’s false killer whales to whale watchers and divers. Yet recently, the state’s genetically distinct population has plummeted from more than 500 to maybe 120 or so. Based on satellite tagging of the

Bill & Rich Sones species, at least once a month they venture far enough offshore to become caught on the hooks of longline fishers, who are barred from near-shore waters. Pollution and their own overfishing of the tuna on which they depend are other causes of these dolphins’ decline.


What’s the story behind the “snap, crackle and pop” slogan long used by one popular breakfast cereal?


The cereal consists of toasted, puffed rice grains which when placed in milk make the signature sound, says Jearl Walker in The Flying Circus of Physics. Each grain is brittle and under stress, with the various parts pulling on one another. When the grain becomes wet, it loses rigidity and the stresses rip it apart, causing momentary oscillations and producing a faint pulse of sound that is more

crackle than a snap or pop. “If you eat this type of breakfast cereal, keep in mind that the sounds you hear are the dying shrieks of puffed rice grains.”


Don’t let anyone tell “you you” can’t fix the eyesore in this sentence. So, can you?


Just separate the two you’s with the word “that,” says Mark Davidson in Right, Wrong, and Risky: A Dictionary of Today’s American English Usage. He’s here to tell you THAT you can easily fix this eyesore anytime it occurs, so it’ll be sore no more.


Toys are thousands of years old, with dolls probably being the world’s oldest. What’s next in line?


The “yo-yo.” Some say the word is an ancient Tagalog (language of the Philippines) expression for “come- come.” The modern yo-yo has been called a physics lab that can fit into a pocket, with its basic up-and-down motion trading off potential energy into kinetic energy (movement and

rotation) and then back up into potential energy again, say David Halliday et al. in Fundamentals of Physics. Nowadays, the string is not tied to the axle but is looped around it, so when the yo-yo hits bottom, the upward string force stops the descent. The yo-yo then spins, axle inside loop, and keeps on “sleeping” (spinning) until a jerk to the string wakes it up. Better yo-yo’s with aerospace-rated bearings tend to sleep longer, especially if thrown downward with good initial velocity One of the most striking was the yo-yo constructed at MIT in 1977, using two 66-centimetre (26-inch) bicycle wheels linked to a steel shaft and using a nylon cord 81 metres (266 ft.) long. It was released over the side of a 21-story building. Even more impressive was the 1979 116-kilogram (255 lb.) version at 1.3 metres (51 in.) tall and about 0.80 metres (32 in.) wide, yo-yo’ed from a crane about 30 metres (100 ft.) to set the record for the heaviest yo-yo.


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van Breda, William Peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Bill van Breda age 86 years of Elmira. Bill was born September 20, 1924 in Geldermalsen, Holland. He immigrated to Canada in 1949 where he met and married his beloved wife Audrey (Verbeek) in 1951. Dear father of Audrey and Cleason “Clem” Weber, Wilma and John Campbell, Dianna and Hugh Weltz all of Elmira, Wendy and Timothy Topel of Michigan, John and Krista van Breda of Cambridge. Also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Paul Weber (Melanie Gervais), Stephanie Weber, Colleen and Scott Eveleigh, William Campbell (Carrie Dickieson), Nathan and Linda Weltz, Eric Weltz (Beth Dupuis), Tina Weltz, Matthew Topel, David Topel, Joshua van Breda and Zachary van Breda and by his great-grandchildren Ashley, Todd and William Weber, Erin and Liam Eveleigh. Brother of Teun Brieko of Holland, Wilhelmina DeBie and Audrey Roodzant of Rodney, and brother-in-law of Marlene van Breda, Marilyn Verbeek, Tini and Adam Joostema, Lucy and Jerry Heidbuurdt. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families and his very special cousin William “black Bill” van Breda. Predeceased by his parents Jan and Wilhelmina (Kruissen) van Breda, his brothers Joe, Wayne and John and by his brothers-inlaw Tom DeBie, John Roodzant, Bob Brieko, Peter Verbeek and Tom Verbeek. Bill loved his family. He was happiest spending time and doing things for his family and friends. He lived these basic principles. Do an honest day’s job and do it well. Love your family and provide for them. Live your faith. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Sunday, October 10, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Bill’s life and faith will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Elmira on Monday, October 11, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Frey officiating followed by interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Floradale. In Bill’s memory, donations to Lutheran World Relief or Concordia Lutheran Seminary, St. Catharines, would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.


Aden H. – Passed away in Elmira on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at the age of 82.

> BRUBACHER, Sarah (Mrs. Melvin B.) – Surrounded by her loving family, Sarah passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Grand Reiver Hospital in her 71st year, of Elmira.

> MARTIN, Urias M. – Peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Listowel Memorial Hosptial, Urias M. Martin, in his 80th year, formerly of Floradale. > PERKES, Brenda, Diane (nee Zettler) – Passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Sunnyside Home at the age of 50 with her family by her side. Local relatives are her daughter Mallory Martin and her husband Derek of Elmira.











33 Industrial Dr., Elmira 519.669.1591


Bus: 519.895.2044 ext. 217 Home: 519.747.4388




> H.U.G.S

Program 9:15-11:45 a.m. For parents and their children (0-5 yr). Topic: Talking clearly. How to recognize the need for speech therapy and where to go for help. Presented by Laurie Wiseman for Kidsability. Woolwich Community Health Centre, 519-664-3794.


> Come Read With Me – 6:45-7:30

p.m. at Elmira Branch Library. An evening family storytime program recommended for patrens/ caregivers and children 3-7 years old. Join us Thursday evenings. Read, play games and learn about literacy in fun ways. Drop in! It’s free! For more information call the Elmira Branch Library 519-6695477.



Cell: 519.581.7868

Cardlock Fuel Management



T. 519.669.2033



Canadian Bible Society Gospel Sing – Oct. 15 with “Rescue Junction” & “Schwartz Family Ministries.” Oct. 16 with “Schwartz Family Ministries” & “Watchman Quartet.” Woodside Bible Chapel, 200 Barnswallow Dr., Elmira. No tickets required. Free-will offering. For more information: Gladys at 519-669-1292.

> Liver & Onion Dinner or Chicken Casserole, Royal Canadian Legion, 11 First St. E., Elmira. 6 p.m. $7.


> Two-hour hike at Schneider’s

Woods. Enjoy the fall colours at Schneider’s Woods, 2 p.m. Meet Joy at the trail access point a the corner of Wideman Rd and the Wilmot Line, ie. Wilmot/Waterloo boundary one concession south-west of Erbsville. Trail rating: challenging due to steep hills. No baby buggies or dogs please.

> The Schneider Male Chorus, 7 p.m. at Waterloo North Presbyterian Church. 400 Northfield Dr., W. Freewill offering, wheelchair accessible. 519-888-7870.

> Riverside Public School is holding

a hungryman’s breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion; 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Funds raised will be used to upgrade technology.


> Elmira & District Horticultural

Society presents Alternatives to Lawns, with Dr. Helen Gordon of Kitchener Master Gardeners; 7:30 p.m., Trinity RRSPs, RESPs, RRIFs, LIFs and Annuities. United Church Hall. Members no charge, visitors $2. For information Suite 800, 101 Frederick St., Kitchener call 519-669-2458. Individual life insurance, mortgage insurance, business insurance, employee benefits programs, critical illness insurance, disability coverage,


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> BAST, Anna Mae – Anna Mae Bast, 84, formerly of Akron, Pennsylvania, entered into rest at Maple Farm Nursing Center , on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. She was born in Wellesley, Ontario.

Skilled craftsmanship. Quality materials. CONSTRUCTION STARTS HERE.


> Food For Fines at the Region

of Waterloo Library. Use food to erase overdue fines during Ontario Public Library Week – Oct. 19-23. One non-perishable food item is worth up to $2 in overdue fines. Food will be donated to local food banks. Call your local library brand or Library Headquarters at 519-575-4590 for more details.

> An ‘Olde Fashioned Supper’ 5-7

p.m. at Bridgeport United Church, corner of Bridge and Woolwich Streets, Bridgeport, Kitchener. Treat yourself to a hearty country meal, quilt display, craft & bake table. Tickets available at the door. Adults $14; children under 10 $6.50.

> FIDA’s Annual Fall Fundraising

Dinner. Floradale Mennonite Church, 6:30 p.m. Special presentation: “Agriculture in post-Earthquake Haiti: Healing and Restoring. Pierre Richard Pierre, Country Coordinator, productive cooperatives Haiti (pcH). All contributions are income tax deductible. Tickets $20. For more information call FIDA 519-886-9520.

> Lunch at Gale Presbyterian

Church, 2 Cross St., Elmira. Harvest luncheon of roast pork, potatoes, hot vegetable medley, homemade bread and pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting, beverage included all for only $9. Lunch served 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


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New to the Community? Do you have a new Baby? It’s time to call your Welcome Wagon Hostess. Elmira & Surrounding Area

SHARON GINGRICH 519.291.6763

> Wellesley Caregiver Education

and Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10-11 a.m. at the Wellesley Township Community Centre. Are you caring for a frail or elderly family member? Are you looking for information and resources that are available to you in your caregiving? For more information, call Lorraine at 519-664-3794 ext. 229.


519.669.2884 Summer is Here! 21 Industrial Dr., Elmira

> Woolwich/Wellesley

Adult Health Fair “Boost Your Wellbeing: Know Your Resources;” 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dynamic speakers, entertainment & displays focusing on maximizing your wellbeing and learning what resources are available. Everyone welcome, no admission fee. Lunch (pay at the door $10). Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd. St. Jacobs. For more information call Joy at 519-664-3534, ext. 230.


245 Labrador Drive | Waterloo


Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ±, ††, § The New Fall Colours offers apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased between October 1, 2010 and November 1, 2010 from participating retailers. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating retailer for complete details and conditions. •$28,999 Purchase Price applies to 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 (24A+AGR) only and includes $6,250 Consumer Cash Discount. See participating retailer for complete details. Pricing includes freight ($1,400), air tax, tire levy and OMVIC fee. Pricing 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 2010 and select 2011 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. ±Variable Prime Rate financing up to 84 months is offered on approved credit on most new 2010 and 2011 vehicles to qualified retail customers through TD Financing Services and Royal Bank of Canada. Bi-weekly payments shown are based on 84 month terms. Variable rate shown is based on TD and RBC Prime Rate and fluctuates accordingly. Payments and financing term may increase or decrease with rate fluctuations. RBC offer is not open to retailers in Quebec. TD offer is not open to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Some conditions apply. See participating retailer for complete details. ††Customer Choice Financing for 36-, 48- and 60-month terms on approved credit through TD Financing Services is available at participating dealerships to qualified retail customers on most new 2010 and 2011 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram models except Grand Caravan Cargo Van and Ram Chassis Cab. Vehicles are financed over a 36-, 48- or 60-month term with payments amortized over a term of up to 96 months and the pre-determined residual balance payable at the end of the contract. At contract’s end, customers have the choice of returning their vehicle through a Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram dealership with no further obligations (except payment of a $199 return fee and excess wear and tear, mileage and similar charges), financing the remaining balance for the rest of the amortization period at then-current standard rates or paying the residual balance in full. Some conditions apply. Customer Choice Financing in Quebec is subject to different terms and conditions. Example: 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 (24A+AGR) with a Purchase Price of $28,999 financed at 4.99% APR over 60 months with payment amortized over 87 months equals 130 bi-weekly payments of $183 and one final payment of $10,260 for a cost of borrowing of $5,033 and a total obligation of $34,032.40. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage and wear and tear charges, any retailer administration fees and other applicable fees and charges not included. Retailers may sell for less. See participating retailers for complete details. §2010 Ram 1500 Crew Cab TRX 4 Off-Road shown has a higher price than the 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 advertised. Colour shown not available on 2011 model. See your retailer or go to for complete details. ∞Loyalty Bonus Cash is offered on most 2010 and 2011 models, (with the exception of 2010 Dodge Caliber SE, 2010 Jeep Compass and Patriot 4x2, 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport, 2010 Dodge Journey SE, 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan CVP and Cargo Van (C/V)), and is deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. Eligible customers include those with Gold Key Lease maturity dates between November 1st and January 3rd, 2011. Some conditions apply. See your retailer for complete details. °Based on calendar year market share gain. ®SIRIUS and the dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC. Customer Choice Financing is a trademarkk of Chrysler Group G LLC.








with Customer Choice Financing










3.00 %±

• Remote Keyless Entry • 17" Aluminum wheels • SIRIUS® Satellite Radio (includes one year of service) • Temperature and compass gauge • Premium interior door trim • Overhead console • Power sliding rear window



» Saturday, October 09, 2010





2010 Ram 1500 Crew Cab TRX 4 Off-Road shown.§






183 4.99





+Your local retailer may charge additional fees for administration/pre-delivery that can range from $0 to $1,098

and anti-theft/safety products that can range from $0 to $1,298. Charges may vary by retailer.


October 9, 2010  

October 9, 2010 edition of the Woolwich Observer

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