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The 19-year-old driver of this pickup truck was injured after he crossed the centerline while travelling north on Arthur Street and clipped a southbound tractor-trailer, subsequently striking another car and closing the road to traffic about 5 p.m. on Wednesday. [ELENA MAYSTRUK / THE OBSERVER]

Man injured after collision north of St. Jacobs Driver of pickup truck crossed the centerline, setting off a three-vehicle accident ELENA MAYSTRUK A 19-year-old Wellesley man was taken to the hospital Wednesday evening after a three-vehicle collision just north of the roundabout in St. Jacobs. The Wellesley man was northbound on Arthur Street in a red pickup truck when he drifted across the centerline and struck the back wheel of a southbound transport truck. The pickup then rolled onto its side after the impact, struck a southbound car

driven by a Kitchener woman and rolled twice more before coming to a stop in the middle of the road. Emergency services responded and the driver of the pickup was taken by ambulance to Grand River Hospital with nonlife threatening injuries after firefighters removed the driver side door of the truck to extricate him. He was released from the hospital that same evening. PICKUP | 2

The pickup truck hit a rear tire on the trailer. [ELENA MAYSTRUK / THE OBSERVER]

First came the battle to save the lunch ladies. Then complaints about the outside contractor that replaced them at Elmira District Secondary School. That was followed by a menu change that drove even more students out of the school at lunchtime. Now, with classes just having resumed, there’s been no choice but to look elsewhere for lunch. The mass exodus from the school at lunchtime could be coming to an end as early as next week, however, as the school board rolls out a new food-services provider. EDSS is among the group of 12 Waterloo Region District School Board locations where ARAMARK Canada has been hired on to offer students new brand-name food options such as Pizza Pizza, Subway and Extreme Pita, along with its own brands “Kickin’ Chicken” and “Pastalicious.” Students were informed on the first day of school that cafeteria services may be limited for a couple of weeks due to staffing issues. WRDSB spokesperson Abigail Dancey said this week services should be up and running by the end of the month. In the meantime students are still able to use vending machines or choose to venture off EDSS | 4


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Firefighters from four stations, additional backups called; damage pegged at $475,000 COLIN DEWAR Smoke could still be seen rising high above the ashes of a barn in Floradale hours after firefighters left the scene Monday morning. A barn and tractor were destroyed by the fire, which caused $475,000 in damage. Some 60 firefighters from the Floradale, St. Jacobs, Elmira and Conestogo fire stations responded to an alarm at 12:51 a.m. When they arrived, the barn at 2319 Floradale Rd. was already fully engulfed. The flames and heat were so intense that additional fire tanker support was needed from the St. Cle-

ments and Drayton fire departments. Firefighters on the scene worked hard at protecting the remaining exposed buildings, including a house and smaller barn. More than 200 head of cattle were quickly led out of the barn, but five were lost due to the fire: two perished in the blaze and three others had to be put down due to injuries sustained, said Woolwich deputy fire chief Dale Martin. It took close to two hours to gain control of the fire and crews stayed on the scene until approximately 9:40 a.m. A couple of firefighters stayed behind to help the property owners

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A barn located on Floradale Road was destroyed in a fire early Monday morning. Damage is estimated at $475,000. [COLIN DEWAR / THE OBSERVER]

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Embers fell as far as a half-kilometre away, near Floradale Public School. The initial damage estimated at approximately $475,000 includes the loss of the barn, machinery, cattle and damage to the nearby buildings and vehicles.

“As of now the cause of the fire is still undetermined because of the amount of damage there was. It could take a couple of days before we find what started the fire,” said Martin. Nobody was injured in the blaze.

It took fire crews more than two hours to control the blaze.

[COLIN DEWAR / THE OBSERVER]

Neither the Kitchener woman driving a white Nissan nor her passenger sustained any injuries past minor scrapes, according to Const. Bill Murray who investigated the scene and interviewed witnesses. Police say neither speed nor alcohol played a role in the accident. The fact that the driver was wearing a seatbelt coupled with the evasive actions of the transport truck driver – who veered closer to right shoulder of the road in an attempt to avoid the collision – prevented more serious injuries to the drivers involved. The pickup and car were both demolished, the transport truck was towed away with minor damage. The road was closed until about 8 p.m. No charges have been laid at this point, as the investigation is continuing.

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the event. “I had a great experience meeting them all. It was a The Wellesley–North shock. I’m excited for my Easthope Fall Fair fiadventure this year, nally caught up with new what I have to ambassador Katie Baer. Organizers have invited her look forward to,” Baer said to apply in past years but of the contesthe university student and tants and her win. varsity rugby player never The had the time. competition This year was not withshe is happy out its chalto report that lenges for the a fluke in her athletic student rugby schedule and agriculture finally allowed enthusiast, who her to join varisaid the speech ous township was one of the hopefuls in the hardest parts competition, of the competithough she tion. Baer also never expected noted that she to win. “I hold Katie Baer was crowned new had trouble Wellesley near ambassador of the Wellesly- with the display board each and dear in my North Easthope Fall Fair Sept. 7. contestant had heart and Wen- [ELENA MAYSTRUK / THE OBSERVER] to craft for the dy Richardson judging, finding it hard to has called me every year portray her identity on a since I was 17 so I figured it piece of plywood. was always something that “Making your board … I wanted to do but I was it’s you on a piece of, well never able to do it before,” mine is a plywood,” she she said of the persistence laughed. “It’s you in one of the woman how heads look, so its hard to know the ambassador program. what to put on there.” “I think all of the contesBaer has always loved tants were good contendfairs, visiting numerers. They all prepared their ous ones every year in speeches so well and I was New Hamburg, Paris and the last one to go so I was Wellesley. so nervous sitting there,” “I compete in rugby she said after receiving the competitively so the fair title on stage Sept. 11. always fell at a bad time in Clad in an evening gown and her ambassador’s sash, the year,” said the Western Mustangs varsity team she was swarmed by well flanker. wishers who commented Going into her third year on her appearance and the of an undergrad kinesioleloquence of her speech, ogy program at the Unione of many aspects judges versity of Western Ontario were looking at before in London, Baer hopes to making their final decision eventually combine her on Tuesday night. university education with Among those congratuher love of rural communilating the 20-year-old winties. She used that goal to ner were Harold Albrecht, make a point in the comMP for Kitchener-Conespetition. toga, and his provincial colleague, MPP Michael AMBASSADOR | 7 Harris, who came down for

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The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is recruiting numerous volunteers to lead and participate in this year’s week-long crack down on the waste along Canada’s shorelines. “We consider a shoreline to be anywhere land meets water,” said project manager Jill Dwyer. “A shoreline can be along a lake, river or stream and we have cleanups happening in every province and territory across Canada.” Though garbage cleanups are occasionally undertaken by schools and various other institutions, Starting today (Saturday), there will be many more scouring the shores of Waterloo Region’s rivers, lakes and creeks during a week of nation-wide volunteerism. Local locations will include Paradise Lake in Wellesley Township, as well as various locations in the region including Waterloo Park and trails along the Grand River watershed. In its nineteenth year, the program continues to depend heavily on local involvement from volunteers. “We rely on people in the communities to get out and clean up their local shorelines. We have a lot of tools on our website that help the site coordinator organize their cleanup,” Dwyer said. One such volunteer is coming back for a second year, coordinating a cleanup at Silver Lake in Waterloo Park. Anum Syeda completed a volunteer CLEANUP | 4

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school property for lunch. “It could be a range of things anything from having enough staff, having all of the staff in place at all of the schools in order to support the full implementation,” she explained. The delay was expected, given the changeover. “It’s just a matter of getting in there, setting things up, making sure that things are in place to be able to handle [the new program],” said Dancey. EDSS vice-principal Heidi Kolb says full lunch room services at EDSS will resume as early as next week. “We actually met our new supervisor today, she’s been selected and she’s a local lady too, which is kind of neat,” Kolb said of the new cafeteria staff. JC Vending, last year’s vendor, had to change their menu options in order to comply with the 2011 Policy Program Memorandum 150 (PPM 150) outlined by the Ministry of Education in order to integrate healthy food options in schools. The legislation saw to it that students would no longer be able to purchase sugary pops and chocolate bars on school property. This year, the board hopes of create a middle ground between attractive food options and nutritional benefits by hiring a new vendor, Dancey said, expanding on the idea of making nutrition attractive to students while at the same time keeping them on school

EDSS students at the school’s vending machines during lunch. [ELENA MAYSTRUCK / THE OBSERVER]

property at lunchtime. “It’s an innovative way to attract young people, enjoy a variety of foods. If we can offer a variety of foods to them then they are more likely to stay in the building which of course increases revenue for our school, for our student activities but also ensures student safety because they’re not out in the community walking around either,” Kolb explained. For any ARAMARK products to be allowed on school property they must comply with PPM 150 legislation, something that will be easy for the company, according to Karen Williams, director of nutrition program development at ARAMARK. “It’s something we’re more than familiar with because we’ve helped in the writing of PPM 150. We’ve implemented it in about 150 high schools in Ontario already,” she explained, adding that the menus focus on colorful vegetables and fruit, whole grains, leaner proteins and high fiber.

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Quinn Prentice, 2, bobs up and down on a children’s airplane ride at the Wellesley-North Easthope Fall Fair Tuesday afternoon.

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Far left: Miles Moore, 2, wins an inflatable boat at one of the fair’s game booths. Left: Jeff Dunlop, Sheldon Rooney and Cole Gowing enjoy attractions at the fair. [ELENA MAYSTRUCK / THE OBSERVER]

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able to inspire others to keep our parks safe and clean. With cleanups, it’s easy to feel apathetic because litter always creeps back, but the important lesson is the overall picture: realizing that, you, as one person can pick up one thing and avoid hurting someone else” she added. The endeavour was first put forth by a number of employees and volunteers at the Vancouver Aquarium who decided to clean up a Stanley Park beach in Vancouver in 1994. Three years

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Kate’s Place grand opening Sept. 29 Kids of all ages have been enjoying it for a couple of months, but Kate’s Place for Everyone will celebrate its official grand opening Sept. 29 in Elmira’s Gibson Park. Spearheaded by the Kate’s Kause charity – Kate, the daughter of Kelly and Jeremy Meissner, suffers from Angelman Syndrome, a rare neurogenetic disorder – the playground is accessible to kids of all abilities. The first stage of the playground was completed earlier this summer after

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Kimberly Thomas responds to allegations In an article entitled “No evidence puppy mills a problem in Wellesley” (Aug. 25, 2012), we reported on statements made at the August 21 meeting of the Wellesley Township council by councillors and persons appearing at the meeting with respect to Kimberly Thomas and her claims about animal abuse in puppy mills in the local area.  Ms. Thomas denies she represents herself as an animal control officer for

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6:20 AM | Police received a call from a concerned resident about a blue Chrysler Neon driving erratically on Shantz Station Road in Woolwich Township. Police caught up with the vehicle in Bridgeport and charged a 33-year-old Rockwood woman with ‘impaired driving,’ as she was three times over the legal limit.

Emergency crew works on the scene of a four car collision on Listowel Road near Floradale Road on Sept.12. A Kitchener man was charged with careless driving. [JOE MERLIHAN / THE OBSERVER]

Chain of events keep police busy at scene of collision on Listowel Road Police were called to a collision on Listowel Road near Floradale Road about 8 a.m. Wednesday when a Kitchener man driving a green Ford Escort heading westbound struck a Listowel man driving a green Saturn, which in turn hit a black Dodge Avenger that proceeded to hit a Ford Windstar minivan. The Kitchener man was charged with ‘careless driving.’ The Listowel man

received minor injuries. Both the Escort and Saturn sustained severe damage. The other two vehicles had minor damage. Minutes later a horsedrawn buggy was passing by when the horse was spooked and broke free of it harness, causing the buggy to roll through the accident scene. No injuries were reported to the buggy operator and the horse was easily contained.

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9:10 AM | Police received a call from a farmer on Listowel Road about an unknown male walking around his property. The man was described as 5’8” with a shaved head wear a blue T-shirt and blue jeans. He was also barefoot. The farmer approached the man, who then left the property. Police found the man later in the day and brought him to hospital. 4:00 PM | A group of Menno-

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7:30 PM | Marijuana plants were discovered in a field near Letson Drive and Katherine Street. Police seized 17 plants for destruction.

9:00 AM | Police received a call from a resident in Winterbourne about an ATV driving in their field, destroying their crops. Police spoke to Katherine Street resident later

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9:45 PM | A 14-year-old youth riding his bike along Line 86 near Manser Road was struck by a 25-year-old Listowel woman operating a Toyota. The woman tried to swerve when she saw the bike wobble but was unsuccessful. She also hit the passenger side of a Pontiac Pursuit driven by a 44-yearold Gowanstown woman. The young man was taken to hospital with minor injuries. No charges were laid. 12:45 PM | Twenty-two marijuana plants were discovered in a field near Durst Road and Lobsinger

Police and firefighters were on the scene of a collision Sept. 9 on Three Bridges Road near Listowel Road. [JOE MERLIHAN / THE OBSERVER]

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when an older man walked onto school property and began quoting bible scripture. The principal of the school asked the man to leave but he returned minutes later accosting students and parents. When police arrived the man could not be found. He is described as 6’1” thin with a grey brush cut wearing a green jacket. Anyone with information should contact police and the Elmira detachment.


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ABC Festival just two weeks away Celebratory atmosphere in Wellesley is a staple on the last Saturday in September COLIN DEWAR The air is cooler and the leaves are changing colours which means the annual Wellesley Apple Butter & Cheese festival will soon be spilling into the streets of the village. The event takes place on the last Saturday of September, and this year will be no different. Rain or shine the festival will take place on Sept. 29, starting with the traditional pancake and sausage breakfast followed by activities for the entire family, including an antique tractor and car show, a horseshoe tournament, quilt auction and the noon parade with the newlycrowned Wellesley Fall Fair ambassador, Katherine Baer, in attendance. There will be a lot of children friendly events as well as the annual model boat regatta, a puppet show, pony rides, a mini-tractor pull and children’s entertainer Erick Traplin will be taking the main stage at 9:30 a.m. The festival, now running close to 40 years, was formed by members of the Board of Trade, to promote the village of Wellesley as well as its major businesses, A.W. Jantzi & Sons Ltd and the Wellesley Brand Apple Products and the J.M. Schneider Cheese Factory. With the help of local service clubs, organizations and churches, several booths will be op-

erated on the street mall with all profits going to the festival committee. Every dollar spent on an apple fritter or sausage at festival will go towards community projects and community improvement. “It’s just a good time and people are always so friendly and smiling. I feel that is why we get a lot of people coming to the festival. We have a lot of return visitors and I think that has to do with Wellesley being such a friendly place,” said Bob Reid, chairman of the festival committee. The main stage will see entertainers Dave Hoy’s Honky Tonk Piano, Kyle Geraughty, Karli Pucrell, Jampure, the Chord Spinners and the UUC Dance Group as well as the three finalists of the Wellesley Idol will perform at 2 p.m. As always homemade apple fritters and fresh apple butter and cider from the local mill will be available for those that stroll through the street mall or decide to take a tour of the cider mill. Other attractions at the festival will include a smorgasbord dinner of roast beef, pigtails and roast pork starting at 10:30 a.m. At the market artists will be hold-

ing demonstrations and selling their works of handmade arts and crafts. The five kilometer run or walk

which is entering its fourth year will start at Wellesley Public School at 10 a.m. “The run has grown year

after year and last year the organizers say they had more runners than ever before. It is good to see newer

events take off like that one has,” said Reid. Admission to the festival is free, as is the parking.

Notice InformationCENTRE Centre NOTICE of OF Public PUBLIC INFORMATION PROPOSED REGION OF Supply WATERLOO West Montrose Water SIGN BY-LAW Class Enviroment Assesment

The Region of Waterloo will be holding a public information centre to introduce a draft

Background Regional By-law respecting signs on Regional roads. The proposed Sign By-law addresses

Water services in the community of West Montrose are provided to its citizens all types of unofficial signs on Regional roads including election signs, business accessory through coordination between the Township of Woolwich (Township) and the Resigns, farm accessory signs, mailbox accessory open house signs and poster signs. gion of Waterloo (Region). Water is supplied by four infiltration signs, wells and treated Sign By-law establishes for unofficial signs including: atThe the proposed West Montrose Water Treatment Plant (WTP).requirements The supply is supplemented by water trucked in from the Region’s Integrated Urban System (IUS). The West • Location Montrose groundwaterand supplyplacement; system has faced operational challenges that have • Size, shape, and content; impacted the optimum useconstruction of the existing sources.

• EA Impacts Class Study to the function of the road;

• Number of signs timing of placement; and The Region is conducting this Classand Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study to • Sign removal. identify and evaluate potential water supply sources for the community of West Montrose, and to recommend a preferred water supply alternative solution with Staff are also proposingcultural, an amendment to the and Region’s consideration for environmental, social, natural, technical economicTourism and Essential Services Signing allow tourism roads factors. ThisPolicy study istobeing developed as asignage Schedule on “B” Regional Municipal Class Envi-for agri-toursim activities. ronmental Assessment (Class EA) under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act. When: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, drop in 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. The preferred alternative identified through the preliminary evaluation process Place: Regional Administration Headquarters (lobby) is to use surplus water capacity from the Conestogo Plains Water Supply System. 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener Public Involvement

Public involvement is an important part of the Class EA process. Residents, comThis public information centre is being held for the purpose of providing information and munity organizations and stakeholders are encouraged to participate by attending receiving comments public. input A copy of the draft By-law is available for review in the Public Information Centrefrom (PIC) the and providing for study consideration. the Clerk’s Offi ce, Region of Waterloo, 2nd fl oor, 150 Frederickand Street, Kitchener orofon the This PIC is planned to present the project background, the water supply alternatives preliminary evaluation alternaRegion’s website at: This PIC is scheduled for: tives and recommendations.

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If you have questions concerning the By-law, please contact Nancy Button, Wednesday September 26, 2012 Manager, Transportation Engineering or by email at 5 pm toat 7 pm519-575-4520 bnancy@region.waterloo.on.ca Conestogo Public School 1948 to Sawmill Road, Conestogo, ON If you require accessible services participate in this meeting, please contact the above noted person by Tuesday, June 10, 2008.

Accessibility: This event is accessible for people with disabilities. Accessible Parking is available. If you require assistance comments and information received frominformation individuals, stakeholder groups andcontact agencies toAllattend or participate in this meeting, or to access in alternative formats, please Pamregarding Law at leastthis project are being collected to assist the Region of Waterloo in making a decision. Under the Municipal five days prior to the meeting. Act, personal information such as name, address, telephone number, and property location that may be Comments included in a submission becomes part of the public record. Questions collection of this Public consultation is vital to this study. Comments received through the course of thisregarding study will bethe considered in selecting information should be referred to Ifthe above. the preferred water supply alternative. youperson cannot indicated attend the PIC, there are other ways you can provide input and/or be kept informed: Nancy Button • Visit the Region’s website for study updates: www.region.waterloo.on.ca/water; or Manager, Transportation Engineering • Contact one of the following team members if you have any questions or comments: The Wellesley Apple Butter & Cheese Festival will be held on the last Saturday of September. Organizers are hoping for good weather and a good turnout. [FILE PHOTO]

AMBASSADOR: She's eager

to bring her message to schools FROM | 3

“In my bio I had said that I wanted to use my formal knowledge of kinesiology and my informal knowledge of living on a farm to combine to help people reach overall wellness,” she explained, excited for the opportunity to share her thoughts with kids during

the next stages of her ambassadorial duties. “I’m looking forward to going around to all the schools … and speaking to the kids about agriculture and getting them involved because I think the Wellesley Fair is a great opportunity for so many people and the more people we have coming out the better.”

Region of Waterloo 150 Frederick Street, Ms. Pam Law, P.Eng. 7th Floor ProjectON Manager, Kitchener, N2GWater 4J3Services Region of Waterloo 150 Frederick Street, 7th Floor Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3 Tel: 519-575-4095 Fax: 519-575-4452 Email: plaw@regionofwaterloo.ca

Ms. Patty Quackenbush, P.Eng. Senior Project Manager AECOM 50 Sportsworld Crossing Road, Suite 290 Kitchener, ON N2P 0A4 Tel: 519-650-8691 Fax: 519-650-3424 Email: patty.quackenbush@aecom.com

All comments and information received from individuals, stakeholder groups and agencies regarding this project are being collected to assist the Region of Waterloo in making a decision. Under the Municipal Act, personal information such as name, address, telephone number, and property location that may be included in a submission becomes part of the public record. Questions regarding the collection of this information should be referred to Pam Law, as above. This notification and any future documentation for the project will be publicized in Woolwich Observer (newspaper), through direct mail and posted on the Region’s website at www.region.waterloo.on.ca/water.


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Infrastructure concerns are real, require real action TO NOBODY’S SURPRISE, A report released this week says Canada’s municipal infrastructure is at risk. An estimated $171.8 billion is needed to repair or replace aging roads, water pipes and sewers, according to a report card compiled by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). Municipalities hope that money will come from the federal government. As we’ve noted on many occasions, Ottawa has financial problems of its own, growing worse, not better given the policies in place. Queen’s Park, too, has maxed out the credit card. Chances are slim we’ll see sizeable amounts of money coming from senior governments. At the local level, municipalities have also spent their way into taxpayer fatigue. Waterloo Region is no exception, and the situation will only get worse with the light rail transit scheme. The townships are somewhat sheltered from that one, but will undoubtedly feel the spillover effects as the budget gets strained. Woolwich has gone to the well far too often in recent years. It has been mindful of infrastructure needs, but its efforts have only scratched the surface – by its own account, it faces an infrastructure deficit of $63 million over the next decade for road and bridge work alone, for instance. The FCM report card isn’t all bad news. Not every municipal system is at risk of imminent collapse. The document provides an assessment of the condition of four primary asset categories of municipal infrastructure: drinkingwater systems, wastewater and stormwater networks, and municipal roads. Based on its survey results, the overall report-card ratings for the four asset categories show that a significant amount of municipal infrastructure rank between “fair” and “very poor” – on average about 30 per cent. The report indicates that municipal roads require urgent attention. An overall grade of “fair” means that the infrastructure “shows general signs of deterioration and requires attention, with some elements exhibiting significant deficiencies.” More than half the roads surveyed fall below a rating of “good”: 32 per cent are in “fair” condition, and 20.6 per cent are in “poor” to “very poor” condition, for a total of 52.6 per cent. The situation is less grim for wastewater, water and stormwater infrastructure, but all need attention – read lots more money. The FCM, which represents some 1,900 members, has been pushing federal and provincial governments to address the deficit. There’s been some action on the file, with senior governments sharing gas tax dollars, for instance, but the deficit still remains and municipalities want more help. They should indeed expect a bigger share of the revenues collected at the federal and provincial levels. In the past, looking to fix its fiscal situation, Ottawa downloaded costs to the provinces. Over time, that decision put an increasing amount of strain on municipal budgets, and communities were hard-pressed to deal with immediate costs, let alone stockpile reserves for the replacement of aging infrastructure. Recognizing the problem, municipalities have started to prepare. Looking to senior governments is all well and good, but the real job will be to begin cutting costs, particularly staffing, in order to focus on priorities without raising taxes.

Offered up changes at the EDSS cafeteria, students literally vote with the feet for the preferred option. WORLD VIEW / GWYNNE DYER

Blasphemy laws show Pakistan rife with corruption WORLD AFFAIRS It was a welcome change from the usual dreary story: a Christian or a Hindu Pakistani accused of blasphemy on flimsy grounds, tried, and sentenced to prison – or found innocent, set free and then murdered by some Muslim fanatic. This time was different. The victim this time was a 14-year-old Christian girl, Rimsa Masih, who is believed to suffer from Down’s syndrome. She was stopped by a young Muslim man who found the halfburned remnants of a book that allegedly included verses from the Quran in her carrier bag. He told the local imam, who called the police, and she was arrested. This kind of story usually ends badly in Pakistan. Two years ago, for example, a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, was arrested for insulting the Prophet Mohammad while arguing with fellow farm-workers. She was sentenced to death

by hanging, but it was such a manifest injustice that the governor of Punjab province, Salman Taseer, publicly called for the repeal of the blasphemy law. He was assassinated by his own bodyguard in January 2011. The bodyguard was tried for murder and convicted, but he was treated as a hero by many Pakistanis, and the judge who sent him to prison had to flee the country. Two months later the only Christian member of Pakistan’s cabinet, Shahbaz Bhatti, was also shot dead when he spoke out against the blasphemy laws. Since then, almost nobody has dared to criticize them. Asia Bibi remains in prison awaiting execution. Her entire family, including her five children, live in hiding and cannot work or go to school. And while the higher courts would once have thrown out her conviction – they have overturned hundreds of sentences for blasphemy imposed by lower courts that were too vulnerable to local pressures – she can no longer even be confident of that. So the outlook seemed

grim for Rimsa Masih when she was arrested last month – but then the imam who had called the police, Hafiz Mohammad Khalid Chisti, was arrested for doctoring the evidence. His own deputy had seen him adding pages from the Quran to the young Christian’s bag. “I asked him what he was doing,” the deputy told a television station, “and he said this is the evidence against them (the local Christians) and this is how we can get them out from this area.” Two other witnesses came forward against Chisti, and Hafiz Mohammad Ashrafi, the chairman of the All Pakistan Ulema Council, a body of senior Muslim clerics, declared that “Our heads are bowed with shame for what Chisti did.” Ashrafi added that Chisti was acting on behalf of a group who wanted to drive out the Christian minority in the area: “I have known for the last three months that some people in this area wanted the Christian community to leave so they could build a madrasa (on their land).” They have already succeeded: some

300 Christian families have fled in fear for their lives, and they probably won’t be back. But at least the state is starting to defy the fanatics. Bail is not normally granted in blasphemy cases, but on Sept. 8 Rimsa Masih was freed on bail, and a military helicopter lifted her out of the prison yard and into hiding. And Paul Bhatti, the Minister for National Harmony, whose brother and predecessor Shahbaz was murdered last year, broke a political taboo by explaining why ordinary Pakistanis are more hostile to the religious minorities in their midst than most Muslims elsewhere. “It is not just a religious problem,” Bhatti said. “It’s a caste factor, because (the victims) belong to the poorest and most marginalized people. Unfortunately they are Christians, and this caste system creates lots of problems.” Islam teaches the equality of all believers, but the caste system is alive and kicking in Pakistan. Go far enough back, and almost DYER | 11


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THEIR VIEW / QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could vote who would you support in the American election?

»»Karen Becker

»»Keith Upton

»»Lindsay Verwey

»»Ciaran Fast-Sittler

»»Emily Martin

I would vote for Obama. He seems to be a down to earth kind of guy.

I would give my vote to Obama. I believe he deserves another four years.

It would be for Obama.

Obama.

I guess it would be for Obama.

"Islam teaches the equality of all believers, but the caste system is alive and kicking in Pakistan." Gwynne Dyer | page 8 HIS VIEW / STEVE KANNON

When it comes to wage freezes, everyone should share the pain EDITOR'S NOTES Embarrassed by paying out millions of dollars in dubious bonuses to managers even as it preached restraint, the McGuinty government’s support for a private member’s bill freezing such payouts wasn’t a huge surprise. The bill, tabled by MPP Gilles Bisson (NDP – Timmins-James Bay), passed second reading last week at Queen’s Park. It’s now headed to committee. Given the government’s minority status and its desire to appear less hypocritical over its battle with teachers, it’s likely to pass. It’s a matter of fairness, says Bisson, noting if there must be pain, it should be shared equally. “Essentially, people in upper management would be getting three, four, five per cent , while everyone

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else was being asked to take a wage freeze,” he says of the impetus behind Bill 118, Performance Pay and Bonuses in the Public Sector Act. He put forward the bill following reports that 98 per cent of eligible public sector workers received performance pay last year, amounting to $35.6 million, despite the fact wages were supposed to be frozen. That essentially allowed managers to boost their pay by stealth, still saddling taxpayers with increased costs. If passed, the bill would eliminate performance pay and all forms of incentive pay for the next two years. Bisson is optimistic the bill will get passed. Private member’s bills typically get short shrift, but with a minority government and the public in a sour mood about government workers, the timing is right. The bill has been forwarded to the Standing Committee on Estimates,

where it will be discussed by all parties, with time for public input. “We’re hoping that we’re going to find some kind of consensus on this in committee,” he says of the NDP initiative “We’re hoping to get it done this fall.” The ban would affect up to 90,000 managers, and could save as much as $200 million over two years. “In tough times, people want to see scarce dollars invested where they’re needed most. Time and time again they see that the people who need breaks the least are the ones who keep getting them,” says Bisson. “When 98 per cent of managers are receiving bonuses, something needs to change.” The public shares that sentiment, not just about managers but about public sector pay on the whole. That is somewhat problematic for the NDP: going after managers is one thing, going after the rank and file is another. Bisson acknowl-

edges the public mood and the shift in the NDP, which is no longer quite so strongly tied to unions, and vice versa. This group of New Democrats is more centrist and more mindful of the need for a strong economy, of which government is just part. While the public may be in the mood for some union bashing, there is a limit, he maintains. Pointing to last week’s byelection results in Kitchener-Waterloo, he says McGuinty’s plan to scapegoat teachers may have backfired, resulting in a convincing win for the NDP in what had been a Tory stronghold. People may not like the unions, but they don’t like to see an attack on some fundamental democratic principles such as collective bargaining, he says. Teachers had agreed to a two-year wage freeze and not to strike – the same as the Liberal legislation – but McGuinty went with tactics

of the outlay, that’s the target of our vitriol, whether through jealousy or otherwise. That’s where the cuts have to be made to get spending back under control, and we’re receptive to the idea because most of us have no problem seeing government workers as overpaid and underworked. Fair or not, that’s the perception. Layoffs and wage freezes (if not outright cuts) are an easy sell to the public. Public service compensation now outstrips the private sector by some 30 per cent when wages, benefits and pensions are factored in, and it’s now time to begin reversing that trend. In Ontario, McGuinty has made the case for wage freezes, though he hasn’t made that mandatory in most cases. Nor has he curtailed the bonuses – created under the former Harris government – that are the subject of Bisson’s bill. Supporting it, then, is something of a no-brainer.

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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

Since 1990, with very few exceptions, the tuition fee burden across the country has been increasing faster than incomes, and the average tuition and compulsory fees for Canadian undergraduate students will continue to rise by an estimated 17.7% by 2015-2016. Ontario is highest this year, with fees at an average of $9,231. Newfoundland is the lowest at $2,893.

"This is not going to help flagging consumer confidence. We're not suggesting here that it's time to push the panic button, but price hikes are coming at a particularly bad time. A sustained increase would mean an even bigger burden for Canadian consumers who are already struggling to cut their debt loads."

After a decades-long wait, firefighters in Floradale finally moved into a new station the week of Sept. 8, 2008. The 6,400-square-foot building on Florapine Road replaced a 2,400-sq.-ft. facility on Ruggles Road that had become cramped and was too small to house new fire trucks. The new facility includes room for training, as well as office space.

»»Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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»»From the Sept. 13, 2008 edition of the Observer.

inexplicably high gasoline prices could be damaging to the already fragile economy.

DYER: Government may finally

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be dealing with corrupt law CONTINUED FROM | 10

all Pakistani Muslims are descended from Hindus – and when those Hindu communities converted to Islam, they retained their ideas and prejudices about caste. This was particularly disheartening for groups at the bottom of the caste pecking order who had hoped that Islam would free them. When the British empire arrived in the area, therefore, it was the poorest and most despised section of the population who converted to Christianity. So everybody knows that most Christians are really “untouchables.” The argument that got Asia Bibi in trouble, for example, broke out when some of her Muslim fellow workers refused

to drink the water she had fetched because Christians were “unclean.” The Hindu minority is mostly just as low-caste as the Christians, and equally vulnerable. Together they are only six million out of 187 million Pakistanis, but they account for the vast majority of blasphemy accusations. In many cases, these accusations are merely a convenient weapon for Muslims engaged in land disputes and other quarrels with members of the minority groups. Maybe the Pakistani government has finally found the nerve to deal with this corrupt law and to protect its victims. The Rimsa Masih case is a hopeful sign. But Pakistan still has a long way to go before all of its citizens are really equal under the law.

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Putting his training to the test A hockey player in his younger years, Elmira native has taken to triathlons and will compete next month in Hawaii’s famed ironman contest COLIN DEWAR When Chris Kraemer was a child he used to watch the annual ironman Hawaii competitions on television with goose bumps running down his arms, dreaming one day he would compete in the gruelling race. Eventually his focus changed to hockey. The Elmira native played with the Woolwich Minor Hockey, eventually wearing the green and white jersey of an Elmira Sugar King for one season before competing in three seasons at the OHL level for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Belleville Bulls and Kitchener Rangers. Once his OHL career was over, he chose to attend the University of Waterloo and laced up with the Warriors for four seasons. He now resides in Waterloo where he is a chiropractor and owner of Dearborn Health. But somewhere in the back of his mind those ironman races he saw on television where still kicking around, ultimately finding a way back into his life. “Fitness and hard work was always something that I did. I was always training very hard in the offseason, trying to be stronger and faster. When hockey was

over and I was done school and building my practice, I missed the regimen of training for something and I started running,” said Kraemer. After a few months of running and training he competed in a triathlon, which then led him to the ironman competitions. “The training takes a lot time and effort but it also helps me be more effective in other parts of my life, as I have to be quite efficient with my time,” he said. An ironman competition is an event that challenges competitors to complete in three athletic events: a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike race and a marathon run of 26.2-miles (42.2 km). For Kraemer swimming is the toughest part of the competition. “The swim start in an ironman is a psychological game because of the mass start in the small area. You start with 2,000 or 3,000 competitors all beginning at the same time and that can be quite mentally challenging,” he said. “I am a land mammal and its one thing to be wrestling with people for space but another thing to be wrestling with them to take a breath of air.” He did not race at all last year because he was too busy with work and IRONMAN | 12

Woolwich to take part in Sports Day in Canada ELENA MAYSTRUK Count Woolwich in as one of the communities taking part in Sports Day in Canada on Sept. 29. From community activities to high performance athletics, Woolwich Township will be one of numerous communities across Canada to celebrate at grassroots level by promoting its athletic organizations. “We’d just like people to come out and find out a little bit more about local sports, support their local teams and just bring more awareness to all the different sports that we have in Woolwich – it’s quite a wide variety,” said Jennifer Horndl, the township recreation business development manager. This is the first year Woolwich will be involved in the event organized in part by CBC Sports. Horndl said she hopes that it will be a big hit in a diverse community. Though organization is still in the preliminary stages, sports enthusiasts across the township are beginning to take notice. A number of local organizations have already shown interest in participating, said Horndl of an even aimed at all age groups. On Sept. 28, a preliminary celebration will en-

Dr. Chris Kraemer will be competing in Hawaii’s Ironman contest next month. The Elmira native has dreamed about participating in the challenging sporting event since he was a young boy. [SUBMITTED]

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Kings split a pair to open the season After dropping a close game in Stratford, team finds its game on home ice with win over Kitchener COLIN DEWAR A late rally in the third period at the Dan Snyder Arena last Saturday gave the Elmira Sugar Kings a 4-3 win over the visiting Kitchener Dutchmen. The win at home saw the team bounce back from a season-opening loss in Stratford the night before.

The last time the Kings faced the Stratford Cullitons was on Mar. 25 when Elmira lost game six of their second round playoff series, dropping from the playoffs. The results were no better Sept. 7, as the Cullitons emerged on the right side of a 2-1 decision at the Allman Arena. The Cullitons drew first

blood when forward Shane O’Brien beat Kings netminder Hayden Neuman at 4:22. Elmira responded in short order scoring minutes later when Patrick McKelvie passed the puck to Brandon Stewart as he beat Stratford’s goalie Nick Caldwell. The two teams would return to the room tied.

In the second frame Stratford scored their second and final goal of the game off the stick of Quinton Haddock, as he beat Neuman four minutes into the period. The score would remain 2-1 until the final whistle blew. Even though the Kings lost their first game of the season, head coach Dean

DeSilva was very pleased with how his team performed. “There were a lot of positives I saw from that game. If someone had told me back when I saw the schedule in June that we would were going to Stratford on opening day with our young roster and we’re going to come out

with a 2-1 game and out chance them, I would take that any day of the week,” said DeSilva last Saturday afternoon. This was the first game for many of the new Kings players and was an eyeopener for both players and coaching staff. KINGS | 14


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IRONMAN: Eager to compete where the event had its origins

SPORTS DAY: Celebrating

sports of all kinds, all levels FROM | 11

Kraemer recently competed in an ironman event at Mont Tremblant in Quebec where he finished ninth in his age group and qualified for ironman Hawaii. FROM | 11

family life but started training earlier this year to compete in his seventh ironman competition at Mont Tremblant in Quebec, placing ninth in his age group – he’s 40 years old – and 52nd overall out of a field of 2,500 athletes. That placement allowed him to qualify for a spot in the World Ironman competition in Kona, Hawaii on

Oct. 13. “This is something that I have dreamed of for years,” he said about his chance to compete in Ironman Hawaii. “For me the real ironman is ironman Hawaii, near the ocean and the heat and the wind – those conditions are not things that can be mimicked anywhere else. It will feel good and be more of a challenge to compete where ironman originated.”

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In Hawaii competitors must first complete a swim across the Kailua Kona Bay. Then, they must bike from Keauhou to Hawi and back again. Finally, competitors must run along the coast from Keauhou to Keahole Point and then to Kailua Kona. The ironman competition has grown dramatically over the years. The first competition was host to only 11 competitors and

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courage residents to wear their favorite local sports jerseys at school or work before Saturday’s main festivities – offered up in conjunction with events across the country – at the Woolwich Memorial Centre in Elmira. Organizers plan to fill the main lobby with interactive displays showcasing the township’s various sports clubs. Participants will also get a chance to offer visitors more information on various sports and promote their respective organizations. The day will include a sports information fair in the main lobby. There will be tabletop and interactive displays, with demonstrations throughout the day. Off site events will be promoted should organizations choose to hold events at various locations in the township. A tentative list includes sledge hockey, bowling and golf. Organizations will get a chance to hand out pamphlets, recruit new players and offer information about their sports. Though the planning is still in its preliminary stages, Horndl

said many teams are already interested in applying for a spot. The Woolwich Seniors Association will be among demonstrators on Sports Day Canada, putting on a demonstration of pickle ball. Horndl said the goal is to represent minor sports teams as well as unconventional sports popular in the community. “I’m hoping within the next week or two we will have a lot more information. We will be putting some ads out, just letting people know where they can participate and what kinds of things they can expect,” Horndl explained. More than a thousand organizations, schools, teams and towns will hold a blitz of Sports Day in Canada events, with try-it days, open houses, games, competitions, tournaments and fun runs that celebrate sport at all levels. Sports teams and organizations interested in participating can contact Jennifer Horndl at 519-669-6048 or via e-mail at jhorndl@woolwich.ca. More information on Sports Day in Canada can be found online at sportsday.cbc.ca.

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Hunting has its trials and tribulations, most of all the last suffer OPEN COUNTRY I was on the phone to my buddy this morning. We were talking about the upcoming hunting season, as we always do right about this time of year. Needless to say, both of us were excited in our own way. He was excited from a falconry perspective; me, in this case, from a bowhunting take. Which was fine but, for the life of me, I had no idea what he had to be excited about. I mean his sport is

for the birds – literally. You see, Tom flies a redtailed hawk named Roz for rabbits, hares and squirrels. And, like all falconers, he’s almost a missionary, in that he is constantly trying to convert the rest of us to the sport. I’ll admit, on the surface it sounds great. Right up until the conversation gets a little more in depth. That’s when you’ll eventually hear about the new injury – the new birdinflicted injury. This morning, he told me about three parallel talon gashes across the top of his head. Last week, he casually mentioned similar

cuts across his arms. A few weeks back, the bird nearly broke his wrist diving into him at 80 kilometres an hour. Then, there is his friend Dion who, Tom says, has what looks like a cleft palate that was actually inflicted by the razor sharp beak of his goshawk. After a few minutes of this, I interrupted. “You’ll haff to pawdon me if I don’t get my falconwy wicense any time soon” I replied. “Pardon me?” he said. “I said, you’ll haff to pawdon me if I don’t get my falconwy wicense any time soon.” “Did you release your

bowstring across your lips again?” he asked. I hesitated before answering. “Uh, yawp,” I replied. “I twied shooting fwom a diffewent position.” Tom then had the nerve to tell me that I was crazy to use a longbow for hunting, especially in light of all the injuries I sustained in pwactice – I mean practice. I thought he had a lot of nerve. “What’s the sqwuare woot of pi?” I asked. And then I waited while he scratched his head. “Owww! You ##@$!,” my buddy exclaimed. I would have laughed

but, having just come in from shooting, my back and shoulder muscles were killing me. In the end we both agreed that every form of hunting makes the hunter pay in one way or another. Duck hunters endure horrible weather, early mornings and bad coffee. Turkey hunters have to live with black flies and mosquitoes. Deer hunters endure cold and chili nights at camp. Grouse hunters continually pluck out thorns and need to live with hyper-active dogs. Bear hunters live with a pack of noisy hounds or the work involved with constantly tending to a

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Owen Sound skate to victory over Erie in OHL exhibition game in Elmira COLIN DEWAR The Owen Sound Attack defeated the Erie Otters by a score of 9-4 in an Ontario Hockey League exhibition game held at the Dan Snyder Arena last Sunday. Owen Sound was first on the scoreboard courtesy of a goal by right winger Holden Cook but the Otters tied it up minutes later off the stick of Connor Crisp. Cook then scored his second of the game two minutes later to take the lead but Erie managed to tie the game up with 42 seconds remaining in the period. The Otters held the lead early in the second frame when Hayden Hodgson

scored to make it 3-2. The Attack proceeded to work hard on the ice and where eventually awarded with a goal at the eight minute marker on a power play. Owen Sound took the lead a few seconds later making it a 4-3 game and dominated the Otters scoring three more goals in the second period. Five minutes into the third Owen Sound made it 8-3. Each team would add one more goal to close the game out at 9-4. Cook received a hat-trick for the Attack. The OHL game was played at the WMC as a fundraiser for the Woolwich Minor Hockey Association and the Elmira Sugar Kings.

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“I was real pleased with everything. A few better bounces here or there and it could have been a different result. Stratford has not lost a home opener in the last seven or eight years and most of those have been 8 or 9-1 blowouts, so I am very happy

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back of the net with three minutes remaining. “We were rushing on the ice and I saw that (Zac) Coulter forced a turnover and their goalie came out in the right side corner with his back turned to me and their defence curled off to the left side, so I jumped figuring the goalie would try to push the puck to his defenceman. I guessed right and the puck came to me and I was able to tap it in,” said Weidner after the game. The Kings have only had two practices as a full team and the coaching staff has been focusing on defensive zone coverage, so it was a pleasant surprise for DeSilva that his team managed to come together so well in the third period. “We held (Kitchener) to 11 shots over two periods,

so for a young team like this I am very pleased with them,” said DeSilva. Even though the Kings outshot Kitchener 38-18, DeSilva is not worried about his team’s ability to find the back of the net. “It will come. It’s learning that they have to shoot the puck and they don’t have the extra 10 feet. There were some minor hockey mistakes but that is to be expected with such a young team. We are willing to work through that. It is a lot more fun playing in the offensive zone and the defensive zone is pure hard work and we proved we can handle it. The offensive stuff will come we all know how to score.” The Kings take on the Guelph Hurricanes tomorrow (Sunday) at the WMC. The puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Kings’ forward Brady Campbell breaks down the ice during third period action against Kitchener. Elmira would defeat the Dutchmen 4-3. [COLIN DEWAR / THE OBSERVER]


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VENTURE FOOD FOR THOUGHT/ OWEN ROBERTS

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ELENA MAYSTRUK Years of inventive work have given the two local companies prominent reputations that culminated in the receipt of the Premier’s Award for AgriFood Innovation Excellence. Both Jones Feed Mill Ltd. and Stemmler Meats and Cheese got the provincial nod at a ceremony last month. The two companies met at a ceremony in Guelph Aug. 27 to receive The Premier’s Award, which honors local producers and businesses creating innovative products and ideas in the agricultural industry while creating more local jobs and promoting local food. They were the only two recipients in Waterloo Region and though their future goals touch on different aspects of agriculture and production, both Stemmler Meats and Cheese and Jones Feed Mill have made strides in the food industry. Stemmler’s has heard the calls of food lovers with wheat allergies and have used that customer base to put an original twist on their products.

Advancements at Stemmler Meats and Cheese (left) and Jones Feed Mill have earned them the 2011 Premier’s Award for Agri-food Innovation Excellence. Stemmler’s Terry, Shawn and Kevin Stemmler are as proud as Jones’ sales manager Paul Pletsch (left), coordinator Larry Bowman, and owner Jeff Jones. [ELENA MAYSTRUK / THE OBSERVER] “It really has to do with interested in that game awards in the past, bagWe had to find other ways. our product which is inthat would make us grow ging the Sustainable EnWe’re using soy, we’re usnovative. In meat manureally fast. We’ve decided vironmental Award by the ing potato, we’re using facturing what we do is Greater Kitchener Waterloo to keep that process slower corn, we’re using collagen quite unique. Gluten-free, and deal with smaller comChamber of Commerce in and they all have different lactose-free, that kind of panies that have the same 2010. functions so it depends thing. We deal with a lot ethics and morality that we In the past four years what our application is, of people with food alhave,” he explained. Stemmler’s has tripled how we’re using it and lergies and sensitivities,” Since 2007 Jones Feed its physical space and its what the concentration is,” explained co-owner Kevin Mill has been working to sales, but Stemmler said he said of the innovations Stemmler, adding that help local hog farmers with his company is not looking that earned his company creating products without smaller operations generto expand too fast, choosthe award. some conventional binding ate a sustainable income ing instead to maintain a Much of what the Stemingredients like wheat – a using more humane methsolid role in the commumler Meats and Cheese has common allergen – can ods of production. “Niche nity. focused on over the years present a challenge. “We’ve had organizations farmers” producing hogs, involves new combinations “Wheat is in a product says company owner Jeff like Costco and Sobeys of ingredients and creating to hold it together … now at our door asking about a green environment. The AWARDS | 16 obviously it’s cheaper too. our product, but we’re not company has won many Since 1929

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the trees to set fruit. Indeed, this frost devastated the apple industry and other tender fruit, causing an estimated $100 million in damage. The appearance of Ontario apples in grocery stores this fall will greatly be reduced. And there’s more. The ripple effect of the frost affected research, too – specifically, it threatened the viability of the apple research and breeding effort that was just getting off the ground at the Vineland centre. The three-year program, supported by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the Ontario Apple Growers and the University of Guelph, is designed to cross-breed cultivars that are popular with consumers (honey crisp, nova spy, gala, ambrosia and liberty, among them) and farmers, and strengthen traits such as yield and disease resistance. For the first few days after the frost, program

organizers at Vineland scoured Ontario, Quebec and Canada’s near-east for private orchards where they could continue the breeding program, but found none. They looked from Harrow to Waterdown. Every orchard they came across had been hit. This was a particular problem for the fledgling Vineland program. Because it was so young it hadn’t yet built up a critical mass of stock in its breeding program pipeline. It couldn’t swap in stock from previous years; that simply wasn’t available. Their only choice was to scramble and look elsewhere, or the program could not continue. Finally, thanks to connections through AAFC Kentville in Nova Scotia, they came across a sympathetic Prince Edward Island producer who said they could use some of his trees to help keep their program going. The growing season there was about three weeks behind Ontario, and blossoming hadn’t occurred yet. Frost damage was not a factor.

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But they had to act fast. So on the Victoria Day holiday, while the rest of us were firing up the grill, Dr. David Hunter of AAFC Vineland flew to Prince Edward Island and hand-pollinated more than 1,600 blossoms with Vineland breeding program pollen. The resulting apples will be picked through to mid-October. At that point, the seeds from those apples will be returned to Vineland, germinated over the winter and developed as seedlings. Program coordinator Daryl Somers, research director of applied genomics at Vineland, says that thanks to this cooperative initiative, an estimated 4,000 seedlings will be planted at the research facility next spring. It all means the program won’t miss a beat. “The program was threatened, but now it will be able to continue because many people cooperated,” says Somers. “It’s a great example of how the sector works together.”

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Jones, were struggling in a volatile market. Jones and his team took on a customer-driven initiative. They became aware of consumers who buy products from a specific niche market which produces meat products without the use of antibiotics or other medication. Jones Feed Mill allied itself with duBreton – a meat packaging company in Quebec that caters to special consumer base – and brought the market to local farmers who were having trouble competing with larger conventional pork producers in Canada. “We’ve had to do a lot of research a lot of trials, hit-and-miss and trial-anderror to find something that works,” he said. Jones Feed Mill has made the most of their popularity with specialty buyers, becoming the only Ontario operation certified by the European Union. “We are raising a hog in a humane way and in turn the farmer is being compensated in a way that they can have a sustainable living,” said Jones. who explains the raising of livestock without antibiot-

Stemmler Meats and Cheese co-owners Terry (middle), Kevin (right) and Shawn Stemmler with some of the products that won them awards. [ELENA MAYSTRUK / THE OBSERVER ics relies on more humane methods, including the elimination of confining crates, tail docking, tooth clipping and electric prods. With continuing success, both companies see their innovations developing further in the future. In 2008 Jones Feed Mill Ltd. started out with 30 local farms in their program, to date the project has grown to encompass 207 mostly local family farms. “We have a loop here, where we have the farmers and we have them certified, they are raising hogs in the proper way and then

duBreton would then buy the hogs and sell them … to that type of customer,” Jones said. The next steps for Stemmler Meats and Cheese involves offering their services to hospitals and long-term care facilities, which could benefit from the company’s dietary specialties. ”Were finding ourselves in the midst of a lot of opportunities. With the internet people are more aware than ever of the food so they do their research … and search out companies like us,” said Stemmler.

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The new Gale Presbyterian Church is located at 10 Barnswallow Dr. in Elmira. The church will be holding an open house on Sept. 22 for the community to come tour the building.

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Celebrating the move to a new home Gale Presbyterian Church to hold community-wide housewarming event as culmination of multi-year effort For 144 years Gale Presbyterian Church stood on a quarter-acre lot at 2 Cross St. in Elmira, but on April 15 the congregation held its final service at the old building and closed the door on a nine-year journey that started in 2003 to find a new location for the church. There were a lot of great things about the former location, including being the oldest standing church in

Elmira, but for the current needs of the congregation there were a lot of drawbacks, such as a lack of parking and almost no visibility in the community. The old church building is landlocked and after building a new addition in 1986 it has nowhere to grow on the property – to upgrade or expand the old facilities once more was almost impossible. Over the years the oneroom church grew both in size and in membership.

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The building expanded to include a Sunday school room, an annex and tower. “The congregation made a phenomenal job of using every square inch of the old building while making it as modern and user-friendly as we could, including adding a lift allowing patrons to reach almost every corner of the old structure. We did everything possible but had reached its boundaries,” said Reverend Dr. Linda Bell, the church’s longest-serving minister.

In a sense the congregation had outgrown the building at least in terms of the vision they had for the church. Even though Sunday service only sees some 100 church members in attendance, the church felt it had to grow in the community and offer more to Elmira. The church moved as much as it could from the former location to the new building at 10 Barnswallow Dr. All the furniture except for the pews was moved.

The stained glass windows remained behind as well at the request of the buyers of the old church building. Some of the congregation was hesitant at the idea of moving the church at first for a variety of reasons. “Some were very attached to the building and many of them had worked really hard on the old building, helping to renovate and building additions to the structure. They had invested themselves and their energies into that and

it’s hard to let that go,” said Bell. Members of the congregation did not see the need for a new facility, as there are only 300 official members on the books and the church could never fill the pews for Sunday morning service. “Originally we all had reservations but we were sitting in an old church with no room for expansion and the younger members wanted it and were willing GALE PRESBYTERIAN | 18

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to work for it, so why would we stop that from happening? We had to give the young people a chance,” said Elinor Rau, who has been a member of the congregation for more than 50 years and was married to Leonard Fulcher in the old building in 1956. “We had some members concerned about the size of the indebtedness, not for necessarily this moment, but the fact that the older members would not be here to finish the mortgage. There were concerns and hesitancy, which is a very natural thing to have happen,” said Bell. The search for a new location began in 2003 when Gale launched what it called their Voyage of Discovery to determine if it would be realistic to make the move. Much had changed in Elmira since builder Hiram Martin constructed the church at the site in 1868. They hired Potentials, a consultant team from Toronto, six months into the discussions of moving to help with the decision on whether or not the to move. “We had a number of one-on-one discussions, table talk conversations and had an opportunity for every member of the congregation to meet either in groups or individually with them. Their assessment in the end was if we wanted to live our vision we could not do it from (the old building),” said Bell. Eventually the congregation decided it would be best to relocate to a new area and a new building so they would be able to offer the community a lot more. The move wouldn’t come cheap, however. The land cost upwards of $300,000 per acre to purchase, and the building itself cost about $2.5 million – a considerable increase over the $450 it cost to build the original church back in 1868 on land that had been donated four years earlier by Robert Kenning.

Part of the costs were offset by an anonymous donation of $1 million near the beginning of the project, and the rest was realized through fundraising campaigns such as pie baking, talent auctions, selling gift cards and summer galas. “It was not just the church that raised money. We have had a significant amount of both moral and financial support from community members that do not belong to the church,” said Bell. During the construction of the building, which was over seen by Frey Brothers Ltd. of Hawkesville, many members of the congregation donated their time and money to help with the electrical or painting. “We had a number of highly skilled people retiring about the time we started digging for the new building and they all helped or pitched in some way or another.” The new church is certainly much larger and in a more visible location. Situated on about 3.5 acres of land, the building is 10,100 square feet on the main floor, with an extra 4,500 square feet of space in the basement – quite a lot more than the approximately 8,000 square feet of total space available to them in the old church. “We did the essentials and we did it right and we can always keep going after that as long as we have a strong foundation to work from,” said Rau. The former church building has been sold to a local couple who intend to use it as a dance studio and a residence. The new building has offices, a sanctuary, a children’s room, library and fellowship hall with a stateof- the-art kitchen on the ground floor. The sanctuary seats 235 with room for more and is separated from the fellowship hall by a removable wall that can open when more space is needed. NEW BUILDING | 23


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Minister’s of Gale Presbyterian Church 1868-1869 1877-1878 1880-1882 1885-1914 1914-1916 1917-1923 1923-1925 1926-1929 1930-1933 1933-1938 1938-1941 1942-1945 1945-1951 1951-1955 1956-1967 1968-1971 1972-1975 1976-1993 1994-present

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Rev. Linda Bell is Gale’s longest-serving minister COLIN DEWAR Rev. Dr. Linda Bell has been at Gale Presbyterian since 1994.

Previously she served in a rural ministry for 17 years at the churches in Cobden and Ross (& Scotch Bush), and at McDonald’s Cor-

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2012: The last church service held at the old building is on April 15. An open house for the new building will be held on Sept. 22. The new building costs about $2.5 million.

PRESENT

2010: – At a congregational meeting the church approves the design for the

2011: ground breaking ceremony is held at 10 Barnswallow Drive. The old church building is sold.

2007: The church purchases 3.45 acres at the corner of Barnswallow Drive and

new church and the Frey Bros. are the contractors.

Church Street in Elmira.

2004: – At a congregational meeting the church votes to begin the process of relocation. Fundraising begins for new building.

2000

2003: Discussions begin about possibly building a new church in Elmira. 2000: An elevator was installed as well as an infrared transmitter for hearing impaired.

2002 : A new sound system is installed in the church. 1997 : An office is built for the minister and church secretary.

1995 : A pipe organ for the church was purchased and installed

1993 : The church celebrates its 125th anniversary and installs a stained glass memorial window in the entrance of the Narthex.

1986: Sunday school room por-

1980

table was sold to be replaced with a $250,000 addition.

1970: A portable classroom was annexed to provide a Sunday school room.

1988 : The sanctuary was turned around to accommodate the new foyer Narthex. A new piano purchased for sanctuary.

1973 : The church was repainted and the Rose Window in Sanctuary was replaced by Bullas Brothers from Kitchener.

1968 : The Presbyterian Church in Elmira 1968.

1952 : An electric organ was purchased to replace the reed organ in memory of veterans of the Second World War. A mimeograph machine was purchased, the church was painted inside and out, the choir loft and auditorium were paneled, new pulpit and lectern were installed and the kitchen was remodeled.

1951 : The church purchased and installed carpet in the aisles and painted the

1948 : The basement under the sanctuary was excavated and put in usable con-

1960

dition at a cost of $4,000. A new heating system was installed for $600.

floor of the sanctuary.

1940

1946 : The church under went major renovations including a new communion service, hymn boards, doors, pews were varnished, the choir loft was tiered, outside bulletin board, baptismal font, painting done inside and outside and memorial windows were put in place.

1945 : The Presbyterian Church in Elmira 1945.

1923 : The 1920

Presbyterian Church in Elmira 1923.

1945 : The manse suffered fire damage and some church records were lost in the fire.

1906 : An addition was built. The Sabbath School Annex cost the church $1568.27

1925 : The congregation purchased a manse, a house inhabited by a minister,

on Wyatt Street (formerly known as Water Street) for $5000.

1900

1908 : A reed organ was installed

1893 : The church choir was formed and Sunday school started in the same year.

1895 : The church under went renovations including new seating at a cost of

1868 : An Elmira Presbyterian

$234.

1870

1886 : An organ was purchased and Sarah Nicol was the church’s first organist

Gale Presbyterian Church Timeline

1850

congregation discuss building a new church at 2 Cross Street. Architect Mr. Gingerich designs the building constructed by Hiram Martin for a cost of $450. The church is named after Reverend Alexander Gale. The building was officially opened on Oct. 18.


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NEW BUILDING: Public welcome to Gale’s open house event on Sept. 22, from 1-4 p.m.

FROM | 18

On the lower level are a youth room, Sunday school classrooms, choir room, kitchenette, meeting rooms and storage. This summer a full day vacation bible school used the lower level of the church and the idea is to have the lower rooms available for community groups in the future. Landscaping around the church will see some changes in the coming weeks as trees will be planted around the site. The parking lot with 110 spaces is currently graveled but will be paved in time. The decision to move and build a new church has not been an easy one. “Whenever people are hurting and disquieted and stressed by what they believe is just not the right way to go, it is painful for everybody. There was that kind of spiritual and emo-

tional pain with this move. Whenever you are trying to get 200 or 300 people to agree on layout or whether or not we should have stained glass windows and 100 other details there can be pain, but generally speaking the congregation has made it through and pulled together,” said Bell. The church’s charge has always been to look outwards and be more visible and accessible in the community. “The church is dedicated to partnering with and meeting people on their faith journey wherever they are and walking with them and growing with them,” she said. The church continues to service the community through boards and clubs while trying to be more globally aware as well helping with third world projects, world hunger or emergency relief. “We long to represent and to be God’s heart in

The new church building offers twice as much space as the previous building including a sanctuary with 235 seats, a state of the art kitchen and a fellowship room. There are many rooms available for community use in the lower level of the building. [COLIN DEWAR / THE OBSERVER] this community.” “There is a spiritual hunger that is very real, not necessarily a join a church kind of hunger and as churches we need to recognize and celebrate that as valid as joining a church. Church can be where spiritual formation happens, kids learn the stories and

all of that is important but for people who want or need a solitary journey we should not frown upon them we should partner with them in whatever way we can.” On October 21 the building will be officially dedicated when the moderator or chair of the Presbyterian

knocks on the door and asks to be allowed in. “There will be service where we ask God to bless this building and the people within it. It’s the consecrating where its set a part from just another building to be a building that is focuses on honouring and praising God and serving people.”

Next weekend the church is holding an open house on Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m., a chance for the church to welcome the community into its new building and visitors can explore the building and speak with church members and office staff about what is available to people.

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TRAINING & LESSONS BOB WILHELM’S GUITAR Studio is now accepting students. Teaching electric, acoustic, classical and bass lessons. Call 519-669-5371 for more information. Reserve you spot today. GUITAR LESSONS. LEARN to play the guitar. One on one instruction with experienced teacher. All styles and methods, electric, acoustic and bass. Mike’s Music. 519-669-5885. PIANO LESSONS, ANY age any or level welcome. 1 hour $30; 45 mins. $23. Call Grace Martin 519-669-5046.

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Leroy Auto Care in Elmira is looking for an individual to fill our Service Advisor position. This individual must possess the following… • Excellent communication skills • A back ground in customer service is a definite plus • Computer Literate • Good organization skills and able to multi task • Positive attitude and be self-motivated • Knowledge of the automotive industry would be good, but is not mandatory Leroy’s Auto Care offers competitive wages and a very positive upbeat environment. To apply you may email your resume to Leroy Martin at

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FOR SALE CORN SILAGE FOR Sale. Cut, processed and delivered. St. Clements area. Call 519-575-0143 or 519-5772889. NEW ITEMS ADDED DAILY! Visit our 2nd floor clearance centre for mega deals on hand tools, small appliances, artwork, home-decor, lighting, paint sundries, and so much more. All at least 35-50% off retail prices. Elmira Home Hardware. OPEN Mon Fri 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. & Sun noon - 5 p.m. WOODSTOVE FOR SALE. Phone 519-669-2297.

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GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE - Sept. 15, 8 a.m. 1076 Northfield Dr. E. Apartment size washer/ dryer, antique school bell, household, tools, camp stoves, and much more! GARAGE SALE! 103 Sugar King Dr, Elmira. Saturday, September 15th. 7am. Furniture, decor, baby items, and more.

GIANT MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE Sale. Downsizing. Small appliances, golf cart. Saturday, September 15, 8am-1pm. 39 Hawkesville Rd., St. Jacobs. STREET SALE. BAUMAN St., Elmira. Saturday, September 22. 7am-12 noon. 62 FIRST ST., W. Elmira 22 September 8-2pm Household articles, bike, sewing machine.

GARAGE SALES HUGE MOVING SALE & Scrapbook Clearout. Fri, Sept 21 4pm-8pm & Sat, Sept 22 8am-2pm, rain or shine. 47 Centre St., Elmira. Contents of scrapbook store, new and used scrapbook items at low prices. Furniture, kitchen items, clothes, toys. No Early birds please. 519-669-9844.

FARM EQUIPMENT NEW HOLLAND 89ONE Two row corn snapper head, for cob meal, $1,250.00, new idea, international 800, two row harvester, snapper head, screens, $1,250.00, JD 4020 tractor, 1971, syncro $12,500.00. Harriston. (519) 338-2688

NEW PRICE $449,000 Shows like new. Well maintained R2000 all brick bungalow built in 2004. Concrete driveway with double car garage. Features an all seasons sun-room with full basement added in 2006. 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom. Hardwood flooring in all bedrooms and on main floor and living room. Natural gas high efficiency furnace, central air & central vac. Immediate possession. Private Sale. Call to view (519) 323-4926 See Kijiji Ad ID 393591658 for more details

FOR RENT.

OPEN HOUSE SAT. & SUN SEPT. 15 & 16 | 1-4PM 40 BLUEJAY RD., ELMIRA

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A MUST SEE! Move in condition. This 2+ bedroom bungalow in a quiet, mature neighborhood offers numerous upgrades with a sitting room overlooking a 3 tiered deck and a private backyard Call to view (519)-669-8072


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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

THIS WEEKS FEATURE PROPERTIES! Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd., Brokerage

OPEN HOUSE Sun. Sept. 16 , 2 - 4pm

21 Raising Mill Gate, Elmira

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

Independently Owned and Operated

3 Arthur St. S., Elmira | 519-669-5426

$575,000 $389,000

BACKING ONTO GREEN SPACE!

Elmira - Backing onto Green space! This fantastic home

$500.00 donation will be made to WCS Family Violence Prevention Program with every home bought or sold by Paul, Alli or Bill in Woolwich.

was built with family in mind! Huge kitchen with breakfast bar and walk out to large deck over looking green space. Office just off kitchen with side door to deck. Finished recroom with laminate floors and ample storage space. Large master bedroom complete with 2 walk-in closets and ensuite. MLS 1234126. Call Alli or Paul direct.

OPEN HOUSE Sat. Sept. 15 , 2-4pm

164 Erb St., W. Waterloo

$347,000

POTENTIAL DUPLEX

Waterloo - Close to universities and downtown, this very well kept, cheerful century home boasts original charm with many modern twists! Original hardwood floors, bright airy kitchens and a huge finished walk up attic with closet are just a few. Walkout to fenced yard from back family room. Ample parking, lots of storage, appliances included. MLS 1234099 Please call Paul or Alli direct

Paul Martin

OPEN HOUSE Sun. Sept. 16 , 2-4pm

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

95 Muscovey Dr., Elmira

CALL CALL DIRECT DIRECT

OUTSTANDING BUNGALOW

Elmira - Only 2 years old! Backing onto greenbelt.

Many upgrades throughout. Open concept mf w/hardwood & ceramic throughout. Gas fireplace in great room w/cathedral ceiling. Lg master w/5pc ens incl corner whirpool bath. MF laundry/mudroom. Finished basement includes: 2 bdrms, 4pc bath & lg rec rm. Sunroom walk-out to deck & interlock patio over-loogin yard & greenspace.MLS Call Alli or Paul direct.

NEW LISTING

$274,000 MODERN SEMI ONLY 5 YRS OLD Elmira - This Elegant home features Ceramic and

hardwood floors thought out main floor. Double doors leading into the exceptionally large master bedroom with 3 piece ensuite and walk in closet. Walk-out from dinette to fenced yard with pergola over beautiful interlocking patio with large decorative stones. Side entrance at landing to basement. Oversized 20ft x 12ft Garage. MLS 1237386 Call Alli or Paul direct.

$225,000 EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY!

Elmira - This semi is only steps to downtown! Fantastic hardwood floors, high ceilings, original built in cupboards and trim provide charm and character. Bright spacious kitchen with walkout to sun porch. Featuring; large front porch, carpet free, 3 bedrooms, living room, family room and lots of parking. MLS 1237444 Call Alli or Paul direct.

NEW PRICE

$499,900 SPACIOUS 4 BEDROOM

Elmira - Prestigious, mature corner lot in desirable birdland. Executive home with main floor living rm. and family rm, separate dining room and fully finished basement. Walkout from eat-in kitchen to deck overlooking pool and beautiful treed yard. MLS 1231478 Call Alli or Paul Direct!

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

$369,000

$269,000

519-503-9533 www.homeswithpaul.ca

$359,900 NEW LISTING STUNNING DECOR!

Elmira - This inviting and impressive, 3 bedroom home features a fully finished basement, carpet free main floor, 2 gas fireplaces, crown moulding, fully fenced yard, A/C, C-Vac, most appliances included. A truly beautiful home! MLS Please call Alli or Paul direct.

Alli Bauman SALES REPRESENTATIVE

CALL CALL DIRECT DIRECT

519-577-6248

www.elmiraandareahomes.com

Bill Norris SALES REPRESENTATIVE

CALL CALL DIRECT DIRECT

519-588-1348

www.elmiraandareahomes.com

OUTSTANDING AGENTS. OUTSTANDING RESULTS.

$279,000 LARGE WORKSHOP

Heidelberg - Bungalow with lg Workshop. This

home is complete with 4 Bedrooms, plus office, living room, family room and finished basement. The bright living room is open to dinning room and kitchen. Unfinished walk up attic. Located on large lot featuring detached 17ft x 18ft, insulated, heated workshop, fantastic gazebo and 10ft x 20ft shed. MLS 1234999 Call Alli or Paul direct.

$399,900 IMPRESSIVE ELMIRA - 3bdrm, 2baths birdland bungalow backing onto farmland on a family oriented st. From the welcoming eat-in kit, to the oversized LR, to the gorgeous master w/walkout , this home is bright & spacious. Add in the huge unfinished basement, beautiful covered patio & well-kept yrd complete w/shed, this home is everything you are looking for! MLS 1231378 Call Alli or Paul direct!

FABULOUS BUNGALOW

Waterloo - Surrounded by beautifully landscaped

yard. Excellent opportunity for seniors or family. Lg 4 car concrete driveway leading to tandem garage. Lg island in bright kit over looking dr w/walk-out to lg deck featuring retractable awning & view of yard. Rec rm w/wood fp & walk out to patio. Close to all amenities, downtown & expressway. MLS 1234685 Call Alli or Paul direct.

$539,000 LUXURIOUS

Drayton - Luxurious, custom built home loc’d in quiet

area. 3100sqft + huge fin’d bsmnt. Spacious kit designed w/cooking & entertaining in mind! Unique & exceptional home, spacious but still makes you feel right at home. Beautiful sun rm w/hot tub overlooking fabulous private yrd w/gazebo, pond & waterfall, beautifully gardens. Stamped concrete drive & lg patio w/retractable awning. MLS 1218027 Call Alli or Paul direct.

$319,000 PERFECT FOR A YOUNG FAMILY!

Elmira - Don’t miss this modern home featuring warm, neutral décor throughout and rich ceramic tile. Bright living room, open to dinette with slider to spacious fenced yard. Finished basement could be used for rec room or very large bedroom just off the fabulous 4 piece bathroom complete with corner tub. Appliances included. MLS 1232147 Call Alli or Paul direct.

LOVELY 4 BEDROOM HOME

Kitchener - 2.5 storey home close to downtown

and farmer's market. Features an enclosed front porch, separate dining room, rec room and a fully finished walk-up attic. Detached garage and large private yard with an upper and lower level. Appliances included. MLS 1234158 Please call Paul or Alli direct.

$299,900 YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! Elmira - Brand new semi detached raised bungalow.

Complete with main floor laundry, 4 piece ensuite, open concept eat-in kitchen and living room with French door walk out to deck. All the conveniences on one floor. The large garage is perfect for storage and have room for a vehicle. Located close to downtown, walking distance to library, restaurants and banks. MLS 1234444 Please call Alli or Paul direct.

$769,000 EQUIPPED FOR 2 FAMILIES!!

Elmira - This home is equipped for 2 families! Front and

side entrances, separate garages, separate laundry rooms, separate bathrooms, living rooms and 2 huge kitchens. Fantastic opportunity for large family/families complete with 7 bedrooms. Perfect for the hobbiest 3 car garage & detached 4 car garage/workshop. Large yard 87x250ft over looking farm land just steps to golf course. MLS 1225049 Call Paul or Alli direct.

CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES. COME ON! WE KNOW YOU HAVE GREAT FAMILY PHOTOS, WHY NOT SHOW THEM OFF IN THE OBSERVER.

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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS Elmira@royallepage.ca | www.royallepage.ca/elmira Elmira Real Estate Services Independently Owned & Operated, Brokerage

Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd., Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

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

519-669-3192

3 Arthur St. S. Elmira • www.remaxsolidgold.biz OFFICE: 519-669-5426

When you buy or sell your home with us, part of our commission supports women’s shelters & violence prevention programs.

Bonnie Brubacher Shanna Rozema Jason Shantz Broker of Record

Broker

BERT MARTIN, BROKER

Broker

WONDERFUL PROPERTY

OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY SEPT. 15 – 2-4 p.m. | 23 Robb Road, Elmira

DIRECT: 519-572-2669

1 ACRE IN THE COUNTRY

EMAIL: bert@remaxsolidgold.biz

Call Bert For Your FREE Market Evaluation

1ST TIME HOME BUYERS

CLASSIC CAPE COD

$334,000 ST.CLEMENTS

Come and see this lovely home linked only at the garage; finished basement; 3 bedrooms, fenced yard; lovely patio; double drive; large garage and more. You will be impressed. MLS

Almost ½ acre located mins to KW! 5 Level backsplit with 3 bdrms, 2 baths, main floor laundry room, walkout off the family room to deck, oversized garage, double driveway, detached shop, walkout from the dinette to a large tiered deck overlooking farmland. MLS

BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED!!!

AFFORDABLE HOME

$269,900.

On 1/4 acre lot with mature perennial gardens. This home offers a "Hanover" kitchen with centre island, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, formal dining, living room w/wood fireplace, family room w/gas fireplace, nice stone patio & deck with pergola overlooking the rear yard & pool. MLS. $389,900.

$359,900 PALMERSTON

Situated on a paved road mins to town, custom built bungalow with double garage and detached shop! Hardwood and ceramic flrs, spacious kitchen and dinette with walkout to deck and hot tub, 3+ bdrms, partially finished basement with walkout to garage. MLS

OPEN HOUSE SUN. SEPT. 9, 2-4PM | 21 GREY OWL DR., ELMIRA

SIDE SPLIT

On a wooded lot offers a custom "Alderwood" kitchen with a walkout to the deck, living room with gas fireplace, family room with a walkout to the patio, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, finished rec room. Newly paved double drive with space for an RV. MLS. $379,900

NEW BUNAGLOW

NEW LISTING!

$273,000 DRAYTON

$179,000 DRAYTON

Just move in and enjoy! New maple kitchen, new flooring, freshly painted, updated bathrooms, large bdrms, walkout off bright dinette to deck and 144’ private yard, finished recreation room, attached garage, double interlock driveway. You won’t be disappointed. MLS

Some updates include new gas furnace, new roof, freshly painted main floor, walkout to new deck and fenced yard backing onto farmland, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, partially finished basement, extra long driveway. MLS

Beautifully designed and detailed master bedroom and ensuite is the main feature of this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home situated on a large mature lot backing to green space. The main floor offers large principle rooms with hardwood and crown mouldings. Walkout to large deck, patio and spacious rear yard. MLS. $474,900.

$337,900 ELMIRA

Attractive 2 bedroom open concept bungalow, Paradigm Built home with quality features including, gas fireplace, ceramic flrs, lovely kitchen, ensuite bathroom, full unfinished basement, Oct possession available. MLS

BUNGALOW!

Bungalow offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, great room with vaulted ceiling, finished basement, walkout to deck and private rear yard, paved triple driveway. This home has many upgrades. MLS $315,900

Scott Grainger

Barrister and Solicitor Phone: 519-669-1736 Fax: 519-669-9991 scott@propertyshop.ca

BROKERAGE

R.W. THUR REAL ESTATE LTD. 45 ARTHUR ST. S., ELMIRA

BRAD MARTIN

519-669-2772

MVA Residential

Broker of Record,

JULIE HECKENDORN

TRACEY WILLIAMS

Res: 519.669.1068

Res: 519.669.8629

Cell: 519.505.0627

Broker

Sales Rep.

OPEN HOUSE | Sunday. September 16, 1:00-3:00pm

12 Cardinal St., Elmira

INGROUND POOL (32 X 16)- This home shows well - furnace & CAC (2006). Replacement windows. Hdwd. flr. in L.R. Walkup from bsmt. to rear fenced yard. 4th bdrm. & bathrm. In lower level. Newer Garage door. Breezeway/ mudroom. NEW MLS $279,900.

LOCATION LOCATION.- great family home on a quiet court, close to ALL schools. Country kitchen w/lge. dining area overlooking the rec. rm. Spacious bedrooms. Office & 3pc. in lower level. Walkout basement. Remodelled bthrms. Lots of storage. Large lot. MLS $349,900.

HUGE PARK-LIKE BACK YARD-

overlooking an open field. Lg D.A. w/walkout to oversized deck. patio area & covered porch. Oak kitchen. Fireplace in living rm. Hardwood in several rooms. Main flr. office. Private master ‘suite’ and lavish ensuite bath. Fin. Bsmt. MLS REDUCED TO

$474,900.

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78 Porchlight Drive Elmira , ON

- Property ID# 2626

PRICE: $359,900

PREMIUM LOT, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! You found it! The perfect family home! The “Merchant”, a 7 year old Finoro Home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and many upgrades in the vibrant town of Elmira. Your premium lot includes a walk-out basement and yard backing to natural green space, overlooked by a phenomenal custom deck, providing all the outdoor entertainment space you will ever need. Inside, the homeowner has enhanced the builder’s excellent work with fine carpentry, moldings and details, OPEN HOUSE SAT. SEPT 15 & including tasteful and functional built in SUN. SEPT. 16 | 1-5 P.M. study spaces in the second and third bedrooms and the office/study on the second floor. That fine carpentry continues with custom enhancements to the living room which joins the kitchen in this open concept floor plan accommodating the flow of family life. The master bedroom includes a luxury ensuite with corner tub and shower while the main floor features a powder room. The partially finished walk-out basement also includes a rough-in for a 3 piece bath. Your location in Elmira is close to everything: downtown, the brand new community centre (pool, twin ice pads, senior centre, youth centre, and walking track), the local high school, public and separate elementary schools. It’s all here, but if you must drive to the city, Waterloo is 15 minutes away and Guelph is an easy 30 minute commute…The vendors are friendly! Call Bonnie and Dave at 519-669-9246 to view this home.

for photos & full descriptions • www.propertyshop.ca

CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN - large fam. rm addition w/cathedral ceiling & large windows! Oversized dining area. Main flr. laundry, bathrm. and master bdrm. Huge rec.rm. w/high ceiling. Newer doors, windows, furnace & deck. MLS. REDUCED TO $259,900.

www.thurrealestate.com

Your referrals are appreciated!

PROPERTY ID# 2626

CALL THE 24 HOUR INFO LINE FOR MORE DETAILS: 519-742-5700 | 1-866-432-6884 + Property ID# is extension or visit us online at:

MOVE-IN CONDITION! - Renovated bungalow w/open concept kitchen/ LR and Din. area. 2 updated bthrms. Furnace and CAC 2 years old. Spacious Rec. rm. w/gas fireplace and walkup to double garage. Games rm. Private deck area. Long dble. driveway. MLS $289,000.

OFFICE SPACE

Commercial space for lease in busy plaza only 15 minutes to K-W. Office space from 144 s/f to 2400 s/f. Zoning allows numerous uses. Lots of parking. MLS.

FIND YOUR PERFECT HOME HERE

FOR RENT. WITH REAL INVESTMENT YOU WILL SEE A REAL RETURN. MAKE THIS SPACE YOUR NEW HOME. ADVERTISE WITH US TODAY.

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OBSERVER SERVICE DIRECTORY AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

TIRE

WHERE TIRES

Complete Collision Service

SPECIALTY, NOT A SIDE LINE. 101 Bonnie Crescent, Elmira, ON N3B 3G2

519.669.8330

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

FAX: 519.669.3210

35 Howard Ave., Elmira

AFTER HOURS

519-669-3232

THOMPSON’S

Auto Tech Inc.

ARE A

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

AUTO CLINIC

RUDOW’S CARSTAR COLLISION CENTRE

21 Industrial Dr. Elmira

24 Hour Accident Assistance Accredited Test & Repair Facility

519-669-4400 30 ORIOLE PKWY. E., ELMIRA www.thompsonsauto.ca

519.669.8917

Quality Collision Service

1-800-CARSTAR 519-669-3373

519-669-7652

33 First Street, East Elmira, ON

BODY MAINTENANCE AT:

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Call Us At (519)669-3373 33 First Street, East Elmira, ON

GENERAL SERVICES

BICYCLE SALES & REPAIRS PROFESSIONAL BIKE MECHANIC ON STAFF

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• Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning on Location

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• Area Rug Cleaning Drop-off / Pick up Service • Carpet Repair & Re-Installation • Pet deodorization • Floor Stripping • Bleached out Carpet Spot Repair

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Tel:519-669-5537

669-3332

ORTLIEB CRANE & Equipment Ltd.

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

24 Hour Service (Emergencies only) 7 Days A Week

GENERAL SERVICES

RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING EFFORT!

MUSIC-LOVER GIFT ALERT! COUNTR Y

’s 60’s / 70

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MUSIC TRANSFERS FROM LPs, 45s, 78s, CASSETTES TO CD

TROPHIES | CUPS | PLAQUES | MEDALLIONS RIBBONS | NAME TAGS | NAME PLATES DOOR PLATES | CUSTOM ENGRAVING

Your favourite albums get a whole new life on CD after we clean up the clicks, pops and surface noise.

QUICK LOCAL SERVICE | 245 Labrador Dr., Waterloo

MORE INFO | 519.669.0541

www.UniTwin.com | 519.886.2102

EMAIL: vinylp2cd@gmail.com

Various sizes & rates

CLEAN • DRY ��� SECURE Call

Boat Covers | Air Conditioner Covers | Small Tarps Storage Covers | BBQ Covers | Awnings & Canopies Replacement Gazebo Tops | Golf Cart Enclosures & Covers •Ratches, Hooks, Straps, Webbing etc. •Canvas, Vinyl, Polyester, Acrylic Fabrics

519-669-4964

General Repairs

519.595.4830 6376 Perth Rd. 121 Poole, ON

100 SOUTH FIELD DRIVE, ELMIRA

GENERAL SERVICES

Reimer Hyperbarics of Canada Established 2000

BAUMAN PIANO

SERVICES

F. David Reimer

TUNING & REPAIRS

UNDER PRESSURE TO HEAL

Safe, effective and proven for 13 + UHMS (Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society) Approved indications:

The Sharp Shop | 112-D Bonnie Cres., Elmira

519.669.5313

Mon.-Tues. 3pm-6pm | Wed.-Fri. Noon-6pm Saturday 9-5 | Sunday Noon-3pm

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www.reimerhbot.com For more information call:

519-669-0220

56 Howard Ave. Unit 2, Elmira, ON, N3B 2E1

Local & Expedited Shipping Cube truck with 15’ box can haul up to 5500lbs

(519) 575-1811 OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY

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519-880-9165

Craftsman Member O.G.P.T. Inc NEW PHONE NUMBER

WE’RE AT YOUR SERVICE.

We specialize in getting the word out. Advertise your business services here. Get weekly exposure with fantastic results. Call us at 519.669.5790.

HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

READ’S DECORATING

20 years experience

SINCE 1961

Specializing in Paint & Wall coverings

FOR ALL YOUR HOME DECORATING NEEDS. 27 ARTHUR ST. S., ELMIRA

519.669.3658

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

519-669-2251

RA HOME COMF ELMI (519) 669-4600 ORT APPLIANCES – FURNACES – FIREPLACES AIR CONDITIONERS – WATER HEATERS SPRING SPECIAL ON AIR CONDITIONING TUNE UP $99, INSTALLED FROM $1999 FURNACES INSTALLED FROM $2499 FRIDGES $499, STOVES $399, WASHERS $399, DRYERS $369, FREEZERS $199 Come visit our show room FREE QUOTES 1 Union Street, Elmira

36 Hampton St., Elmira

ehc@hotmail.ca (519)-669-4600

D&H Ltd.

RESIDENTIAL & AGRICULTURAL

Driveways • Sidewalks • Curbs • Barn Renovations Finished Floors • Retaining Walls • Short Walls Decorative/Stamped and coloured concrete www.facebook.com/marwilconcrete

519-638-2699

D&H CONCRETE

Specializing in Concrete Driveway, Walkways, Pads, Stairs & More!

519.954.8242 FREE ESTIMATES

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OBSERVER SERVICE DIRECTORY HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

AMOS

COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL

ST. JACOBS GLASS SYSTEMS INC. 1600 King St. N., Bldg A17 St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0

pump

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

(1800 Gallon Residential) Waterloo Region • Woolwich Township

519-896-7700

or

519-648-3004

TEL:

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INC

$175.00/OUT

FREE ESTIMATES

One stop shop for all your needs. PLUMBING, FURNACE REPAIRS, SERVICE & INSTALLATION, GAS FITTING

• Specializing in residential re-roofs • Repairs • Churches

66 Rankin St. Unit 4 | Waterloo

519.501.2405 | 519.698.2114

519-885-2828

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

www.biobobs.com

A Family owned and operated business serving KW, Elmira and surrounding area for over 35 years.

WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED

CALL JAYME FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE. In Business since 1973 • Fully Insured

HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

WEICKERT& MEIROWSKI Concrete Foundations Limited

YES... WE DO RESIDENTIAL WORK!

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

Home Improvements General Construction | 12 Years Experiance Residential & Agricultural • Barns / Shops • Decks & Railings • Poured Concrete • Driveways & Sidewalks • Siding, Fascials, Soffits • Interior Renovations Call Lawrence Metzger (226) 789-7301 Wallenstein, ON

WINDOWS & DOORS

ROOFING | SIDING | SOFFIT & FACIA DRYWALL INSTALLATION

MURRAY MARTIN | 519.638.0772

7302 Sideroad 19 RR#2., Alma, ON, N0B 1A0

FREE ESTIMATES

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Sew Special Custom Sewing for Your Home

• Residential • Commercial • Industrial

Randy Weber ECRA/ESA Licence # 7000605

519.669.1462 Fax: 519.669.9970 Tel:

18 Kingfisher Dr., Elmira

Custom Drapery

 WOOD  GAS  PELLET

Custom Blinds Free Estimates In Home Consultations

www.fergusfireplace.com

CONESTOGO 1871 Sawmill Road

519-664-3800 877-664-3802

FERGUS

180 St. Andrew St. W.

519-843-4845 888-871-4592

Over 20 Years Experience

Lois Weber 519-669-3985 Elmira

100% SUPERIOR QUALITY CUSTOM WOODWORKING

Steve Co.

Plumbing and Maintenance Inc.

Softener Salt & Pool Salt

troductor Offer y

• Custom Kitchens • Custom Furniture • Libraries • Exotic Woods

> Superior Salt Products > Fast, Friendly Service > Convenient Delivery Times > Discounts for Seniors

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For all your Plumbing Needs.

Taking Salt to Peoples’ Basements Since 1988

24 HOUR SERVICE Steve Jacobi

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519-747-2708

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519-669-3652

TEL: +1 (519) 574-6734 oritakenji@gmail.com 20B ARTHUR ST. N., ELMIRA

OUTDOOR SERVICES •Tree Trimming & Removal • Aerial Bucket Trucks • Stump Grinding • Arborist Evaluations • Fully Insured & Certified • Certified to Work Near Power Lines

FREE ESTIMATES

Outdoor

Services

> Commercial & Residential > Fully Insured > WSIB Clearance > Senior Discount

Lawn Maintenance Programs | Spring Clean-up Flower Bed Maintenance Programs Leaf Clean-up and Removal | Soil & Mulch Delivery & Installation | Snow Clearing & Removal | Ice Control 27 Brookemead, St, Elmira

KEVIN DETWEILER

P: 519-669-1188 | F: 519-669-9369

kdetweiler@rogers.com

OWNER-OPERATOR

Since

1998 •Final grading •Lawn repair & complete seeding •Well equipped for large stoney areas •Spike Aerator/Overseeding •Site prep for Garden sheds, sidewalks etc. •Natural & Interlocking Stone •Retaining Walls, Walks & Patios •Help for Top Water & Drainage issues •Rain Water collection systems

Murray & Daniel Shantz

ALMA, ONTARIO | PHONE: 519.846.5427

OUTDOOR SERVICES

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

YOUR SOURCE FOR YEAR-ROUND PROPERTY MAINTENANCE • Lawn Mowing Packages • Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping • Top Dressing/Overseeding • Mulch Delivery & Installation • Commercial & Residential Full Flower Bed Maintenance

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NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION AND PUBLIC MEETING Tuesday October 9, 2012 7:00 p.m. Township Council Chambers 24 Church Street West, Elmira Take Notice that in accordance with the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended, the Township of Woolwich has received complete applications for the proposed Zoning By-law Amendments as detailed below. Please be advised that Notice of a Complete Application does not indicate whether the municipality is in support of, or in opposition to the proposal. That determination will be made at a later date. The Township of Woolwich will hold a Public Meeting, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, to consider the following Zone Change applications. No decisions will be made at this meeting; its purpose is to provide additional information to the public and agencies and to receive comments and information from them.

Please Note: APPEALS: Zoning Amendments If a person or public body that files a notice of appeal of a decision of the Council of the Township of Woolwich in respect of the proposed zoning by-laws does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Council of the Township of Woolwich before the proposed zoning by-law amendments are passed: a)

Zone Change 9/2012 - Clayton and Selema Martin The Township has received a Zone Change application from Clayton and Selema Martin for a property located at 1134 Printery Road, St. Jacobs (see Map 1). The property contains a single detached dwelling, mobile home (garden suite) detached garage and barn. The purpose of the application is to extend the Temporary Use By-law for an additional three-year period to allow the garden suite to remain on the property.

Zone Change 10/2012 - Willard and Lorraine Martin The Township has received a Zone Change application from Willard and Lorraine Martin for a property located at 1071 Cedar Spring Road in the Township of Woolwich (see Map 2). The property contains a single detached dwelling, mobile home (garden suite), accessory buildings and dairy operation. The purpose of the application is to extend the Temporary Use By-law for an additional three-year period to allow the garden suite to remain on the property.

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the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Township of Woolwich to the Ontario Municipal Board; and the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

NOTIFICATION: If you wish to be notified of additional Township public meetings, Township staff reports or the decision of the Township of Woolwich regarding these applications you must make a written request to Engineering and Planning Services at the Township of Woolwich at the address shown at the top of this page. If you cannot attend the meeting, you can express your concerns/comments about the proposed change in writing to the Township of Woolwich. Any comments received on or before October 9, 2012 (Note that this date is before the public meeting) will be included in a report prepared by Engineering and Planning Services and presented at the Public Meeting. Any comments received after the Public Meeting, but prior to Council making a decision on the applications, will also be considered. The personal information accompanying your submission is being collected under the authority of the Planning Act and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Records and Freedom of Information Officer at 519-669-6005 or 519-664-2613 ext. 6005. MORE INFORMATION: The public may view planning documents and background material relating to this application at the Township of Woolwich, Engineering and Planning Services Department between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or on the Township website at www.woolwich.ca.

Questions or written submissions may be directed to: Township of Woolwich Engineering and Planning Services Department Box 158 24 Church Street West Elmira, Ontario N3B 2Z6 Telephone: 519-669-1647 / 519-664-2613 Dated at the Township of Woolwich this 15th day of September, 2012


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WOOLWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT SMOKE ALARM PROGRAM IN SEPTEMBER Working smoke alarms! It’s the law! September 10, 2012 The Woolwich Fire Department will be conducting a smoke alarm program blitz within the township throughout the month of September. It is critical to have working smoke alarms on every level to afford occupants the precious seconds they need to escape a fire. Local firefighters will be going door -to- door as part of the program to ensure that your home is properly protected from fire and that owners are aware of all smoke alarm requirements. Please open your doors when they call in order to help keep you and your family safe. For additional information, please contact: Woolwich Fire Department 519-664-2887

NOTICE OF SUPP/OMIT PROPERTY TAX – SECOND RUN Supplemental/Omit Tax Bills invoiced August 28, 2012 were mailed September 6, 2012 based on Notices mailed to property owners from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation in August. 2010 Supp/Omits due September 28, 2012 2011 Supp/Omits due October 26, 2012 2012 Supp/Omits due November 30, 2012 Pre-Authorized Payment Plans did not include these Supp/Omit Bills, and must be paid on the due dates. If a Mortgage Company is responsible for payment of property taxes, the bills were sent to the Mortgage Company for payment. New owners receiving a bill that pre-dates ownership should take their bills to their lawyers for closing adjustments between the parties involved.

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Parents Andrew and Michelle (Clausi) Logan are excited to announce the arrival of William Andrew Richard Logan on April 21, 2012 weighing 7lbs 12oz, 20� long. Big sisters Quinn and Kate are completely in love with their new baby brother. Thanks so much to amazing midwives Jen and Michaela from St. Jacobs Midwifery for the super speedy delivery of our sweet little boy. We love you Will!!

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ARNDT, ROBERT HAROLD | The Arndt family sadly announces the passing of Bob on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Bob was born in Elmira in 1929.

ERB, RAYMOND WILSON | Passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2012, at Heritage House in St. Jacobs, at age 92. HIPPE, DEBBIE | Passed away peacefully in the Oncology Unit at Grand River Hospital on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the age of 57. Local relatives are her daughter Amanda Hippe (Steve Lajoie) of Breslau JANTZI, MARY ANN | Passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Forest Heights Long Term Care, Kitchener. She was born 102 years ago in Wellesley Township. KNER, DENNIS | Passed away on Monday, September 10, 2012, at KW Health Centre, at the age of 61 years, of Elmira. MARTIN, DELPHINE 1934 | 2012 Delphine Martin, beloved wife,

mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Freeport Hospital. Local relatives are her son Rick and his wife Nancy of Elmira.

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MARTIN, MARYANN | Of RR1, Desboro, passed away

MARTIN, NOAH M. | Died peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at his

at home on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the age of 50 years. Local relatives are her brothers Henry (Anna) Sherk and Joseph (Nancy) Sherk, all of Wellesley.

home, RR2, West Montrose, at the age of 78 year.

SCHMIDT, LYDIA | Passed suddenly at the Listowel Memorial Hospital, on Friday, September 7, 2012, Lydia (nee Albrecht) of Elmira in her 84th year.


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Hands that are always busy Even in retirement, Harold Gabel has maintained his passion for working with wood ELENA MAYSTRUK A lifetime of woodworking became a passionate hobby for an Elmira resident who has found both comfort and healing in his craft. Harold Gabel has always been a master with wood, from his childhood on a Listowel farm – where he first developed his skill – through to his retirement. In fact, Gabel’s family has hardly ever seen the man without a project on his hands. “He was just always diddle-dawdling with wood,” said daughter Jolene Shoemaker, who spent her childhood watching Gabel become the family handyman. Gabel and his wife Irene moved to Elmira in the early years of their marriage and he promptly went to work on the interior of their new home, renovating everything from the cupboards to the flooring. After the couple had children, Gabel built the three bedroom family cottage in Goderich from the ground up, a project that stands out in his daughter’s memory. “Just being there watching him construct everything, I remember playing in the big bay window and I used to play restaurant,” she said while reminiscing during a visit to Gabel’s residence at the Leisureworld Caregiving Centre in Elmira. But Gabel’s handiwork spanned farther than just his family life. After several years working for the

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carriages, statues and miniature rifles decorate every surface of his room. Gabel had a chance to display some of his best art work at the third annual Art of Living gala opening at the Toronto Centre for the Arts held by Leisureworld this summer. The yearly event showcases art created by the residents of Leisureworld’s various retirement communi-

Ontario cabbage is in season and is a feature of our LOFT box this week. This hearty vegetable doesn’t get as much love as it should, in my opinion. Cabbage is one of those foods that has numerous ‘good for you’ properties and is very inexpensive to buy. There are plenty of ways to incorporate cabbage into your diet through different soup recipes, stir-fries, coleslaw, kimchi and sauerkraut. However, my personal favorite recipe is good ol’ fashioned cabbage rolls. On a cool fall night, this entrée will give you that warm and full belly feeling while also keeping the budget in check. Cabbage rolls can also be placed in a slow cooker while you go about your busy day. Keep in mind that these do freeze well – so make lots. I also tend to make extra rice when I’m serving a stir-fry or curry dish so that I can use it the next day in cabbage rolls. Feel free to double the sauce if you are anything like me and like things saucy.

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A lifetime of handiwork has turned into a passionate pursuit for Elmira resident Harold Gabel, who has built everything from his family cottage to a wooden Model A. [ELENA MAYSTRUK / THE OBSERVER]

public utility in Elmira, he spent 37 years with Waterloo North Hydro, scaling hydro poles and later reading meters, working all over Waterloo and Wellesley and Woolwich townships. After the death of his wife, Gabel’s son presented him a book on crafting classic wooden car models, launching his work with smaller-scale projects. Train engines and carriages, Model A coupes

–“a one-seater car,” he explains – were among his numerous creations. As with his other projects, this was no halfhearted effort: “I had two sanders, two drills and a bandsaw. I had a lot of tools, cost me over $1,000,” he said. “He did the woodworking in the home, I’m sure my mom wouldn’t have been too impressed with the dust that he left behind, but it was his passion,” Shoemaker added.

Gabel was able to find not only diversion but a measure of emotional and physical healing in his work. After suffering a stroke in 2003, he found the motivation to regain enough mobility to continue his craft-making, which in turn aided in his further recovery, to the delight of his family. Now 89 and living at Leisureworld, Gabel is never far from his craftwork. Intricately detailed cars,

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SEPTEMBER 14 H.U.G.S. PROGRAM – 9:15-11:15 a.m. Meet with other parents to discuss parenting and child health issues. Topic: fire safety for parents. Woolwich fire prevention officer will explain how fires can be prevented in the home. No registration required. Held at Woolwich Community Health Centre, 10 Parkside Dr., St. Jacobs. Call Heidi at 519-664-3794 ext. 237 for more information.

ELMIRA & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL Society. “Dahlia’s; Easy and Exciting” with Willard Martin. 7:30 p.m., Trinity United Church. Members free, visitors $2.

SEPTMEMBER 18 BINGO, 7 P.M. ST. Clements Community Centre sponsored by the Paradise & District Lions Club. For further information contact President Joe Brick at 519-699-4022.

SEPTEMBER 15 KIDS & TEENS CLOTHING Swap – Back To School Edition. Hosted by Elmira Community Church. 12:30-5 p.m. at Woolwich Memorial Centre. Bring in clothes and items you no longer need or want and donate them to the swap. Browse and gather items that you might need and take them home, no charge. For more information visit www. elmiracommunitychurch.org or email lisa.m.vale@ gmail.com.

TIPS AND TOOLS FOR Controlling your High Blood Pressure, an educational seminar, 6-8 p.m. presented by Tiffany Krahn, R.D. from Woolwich Community Health Centre. Tiffany will help you explore how salt intake, portion sizes and weight management can impact your blood pressure. No cost. Held at WCHC, 10 Parkside Dr., St. Jacobs. Call 519-664-3794 for more information.

YOUTH OUTDOOR DAY AT Luther Marsh. Youth Outdoors Day was created to introduce youth to outdoor activities and gain an appreciation for their natural environment. Event stations are designed to expose youth to a variety of outdoor related topics and activities. Students who are aged 9-16 can go to www.youthoutdoorsday.com for more information.

CRAVING CHANGE – A 4 session “how to” course that will help you to discover … Why you eat the way you do and what you can do to change those habits. Tuesday Sept. 18, 25, and Oct. 2 and 30, 6:308:30 p.m. at Woolwich Community Health Centre, 10 Parkside Dr., St. Jacobs. Call 519-664-3794 for more information for this no cost course.

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TUESDAY LUNCHEON – GALE Presbyterian Church, 10 Barnswallow Dr., Elmira. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Menu: Lasagna or vegetarian lasagna, caesar salad, pear cobbler with ice cream, beverage; $9.

SENIORS LUNCH CLUB AT noon (doors open 11:30). Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder Ave. S, Elmira (community room). Cost $6.00. Join us for a noon

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SENIORS LUNCH CLUB AT noon (doors open 11:30). Wellesley Community Centre, 1000 Maple Leaf St. Wellesley. Cost $6.00. Join us for a noon day light lunch fellowship. Call Community Care Concepts at 519-664-1900, toll free 1-855-664-1900 for more information. STAMP CAMP – 7-8 p.m. at Elmira Branch Library. Join us at the Elmira Branch Library on Wednesday, September 19 from 7-8 p.m. for beginner stamp collecting. Free for ages 5 to 15. Space is limited. Event will take place at the library located at 65 Arthur St. S. in Elmira. For more information call the Elmira Branch Library at 519-669-5477 or elmlib@ regionofwaterloo.ca.

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SEPTEMBER 20 WEEKLY BINGO 7 P.M. at Elmira Lions Hall, 40 South St., Elmira. All proceeds go to support the many projects of the Lions Club of Elmira. For more information call 519-500-1434. HEALTH EDUCATION SESSION, 10-11:15 a.m. Feet for Life: Presented by Krista Steinman, Chiropodist from Woolwich Community Health Centre. 10 Parkside Dr., St. Jacobs. No registration required. No Cost!

SEPTEMBER 22 ST. MARY’S, LINWOOD & St. Joseph’s, Macton Beef & Pork Dinner at the Linwood Rec. Complex. Doors open 5 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m. Door prizes and draws. Advanced tickets only adults $14. Children $7. Call Gloria 519-698-2577 or Phyllis 519-698-2866.

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Q.  If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not â&#x20AC;&#x153;motion

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at a green light and you feel your body plastered back against the seat, as if â&#x20AC;&#x153;gravity were somehow pulling you down and backward at the same

as the car dives over the first big hill to an intense heaviness as it whips you around a sharp corner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Close your eyes on a straight stretch of highway and you can hardly tell the automobile is moving. But when you close your eyes on a roller coaster, you have no trouble feeling every last turn in the track. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the speed you feel, but the acceleration. What is often called motion sickness should really be called acceleration sickness.â&#x20AC;?

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Whoops! I just dropped my smartphone in the

A.  According to a recent online survey, nearly one in five people have done this very thing, says Aaron Rowe in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wiredâ&#x20AC;? magazine. The good news is that an invisible process of nanocoating â&#x20AC;&#x153;splash guardsâ&#x20AC;? your tweets from the commode or shower without interfering with microphones or speakers. Just ship your device to a participating company that then places it in a vacuum chamber and pumps in a proprietary vapor to create a protec-

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Mammaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabbage Rolls 12 leaves cabbage 1.5 cup cooked white rice 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup minced onion 1 pound extra-lean ground beef 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

4 cloves garlic 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 (8 ounce) can whole tomatoes Salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil cabbage leaves 2 minutes; drain; In large bowl, combine 1 cup cooked rice, egg, onion, ground beef, dill, dijon, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper; Place about 1/4 cup of meat mixture in center of each cabbage leaf, and roll up, tucking in ends. Place rolls in slow cooker or in casserole pan;

In a small bowl, puree together garlic, tomatoes, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over cabbage rolls, reserving some for later; Cover, and cook on Low 8 to 9 hours in slow cooker. If using oven â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cook at 300F for 3hours or until cooked through. Check the rolls after 1.5 hours and add water if sauce is drying up; Place reserved sauce on top of cabbage rolls before serving.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Chef Ryan Terry owns FLOW Cafe & Catering in Elmira. More information can be found at his website, www. flowcatering.ca.

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ties with the intention of revealing their life experiences through various art forms. A red carpet was rolled out for Leisureworld craftspeople at the gala, with everything from handmade dollhouses to paintings showcased and open

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our mathematics is spotting the infinities hiding everywhere, such as when the whole number 1 is divided by the whole number 7. So what infinities are to be found in the fraction 1/7?

A.  Just divide 7 into 1

and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get 0.142857 ... But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let that dotdot-dot fool you. Following the 142857 is an infinite string of such series going in cycles, or 0.142857142857 ... In fact, any whole number divided by 7 will yield either another whole number or an infinite string containing the repeated sequence 142857, as 100/7 = 14.2857142857...

ABOUT THE AUTHORS Bill a journalist, Rich holds a doctorate in physics. Together the brothers bring you â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strange But True.â&#x20AC;? Send your questions to strangetrue@compuserve.com

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tive superhydrophobic coating. After Rowe had two different phones nanocoated, he described the results: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amazingly, both survived repeated dunks in a sink -- not splashes but full immersions -- before finally giving up the ghost in a hot tub.â&#x20AC;?

toilet!â&#x20AC;? What group did you just join?

to family members and the public. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My excitement has pretty well passed,â&#x20AC;? he jokes while talking about his reaction to being chosen for the event. At the time, however, â&#x20AC;&#x153;he was waving like a king,â&#x20AC;? said Schoemaker, who took Gabel to the show along with her husband Harold, adding

how impressed she was with both the event and the artwork. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was spectacular to see seniors being recognized like that. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about the young people there are still seniors that have the mobility to be able to showcase what they do. It was quite fascinating.â&#x20AC;?



























 

 

















































ACROSS 1. Discomfit 6. A house built around this 13. TV monitor? 16. Emmy-winning Lewis 17. Reduce to ashes 18. Density symbol 19. A city-commune in southern France 21. A hand 22. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So ___ me!â&#x20AC;? 23. ___-Wan Kenobi 24. â&#x20AC;&#x153;___ bitten, twice shyâ&#x20AC;? 25. Repeated too often 29. A gambling game using cards 32. Verging on the indecent 34. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are we there ___?â&#x20AC;? 35. Wing, say 36. â&#x20AC;&#x153;___ Doubtfireâ&#x20AC;? 37. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To ___ is human ...â&#x20AC;? 38. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is that ___?â&#x20AC;? 41. Harvest goddess 43. Death on the Nile cause, perhaps 45. Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beak 46. Athletic supporter? 47. Lower middle class 52. Clavellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;___-Panâ&#x20AC;? 53. Sun, e.g.





 

 







 









 























































54. Unit of money in Romania 55. Amazon, e.g. 56. Parenthesis, essentially 57. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uh-uhâ&#x20AC;? 58. Matterhorn, e.g. 60. Bust maker 63. Darling 64. Person who places expediency above principle 67. A volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3) 71. Check 72. Final notice 73. Seat of White Pine County, Nev. 74. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Nightmare on ___ Streetâ&#x20AC;? 75. Delivery person? 76. Rid of contamination 83. Babysitterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handful 84. Someone who takes vengeance 85. Curtain fabric 86. â&#x20AC;&#x153;60 Minutesâ&#x20AC;? network 87. A unit of instruction 88. African antelope DOWN 11. ___ Today 2. ___ Beta Kappa 3. Bleeding Gums Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instrument





4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;... ___ he drove out of sightâ&#x20AC;? 5. A foil decoration 6. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Little ___â&#x20AC;? 7. Away 8. Organized opposition to authority 9. Various one-celled parasitic 10. Bouncing off the walls 11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yadda, yadda, yaddaâ&#x20AC;? 12. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comprende?â&#x20AC;? 13. Swiss capital 14. Young bird 15. They may be cracked 20. Jewish festival 24. ___ grass 25. Comic Conway 26. Biochemistry abbr. 27. Inane 28. Adagio and allegro 29. Boitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mefistofele, e.g. 30. Meaning for Lord (Greek) 31. Mouselike jumping rodent 33. Bad-tempered 37. Deluge 38. On the line 39. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fantasy Islandâ&#x20AC;? prop 40. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Malcolm Xâ&#x20AC;? director 42. Attacker who pelts the victim



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time,â&#x20AC;? says Louis A. Bloomfield in â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life.â&#x20AC;? When this happens, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re actually experiencing the feeling of acceleration, as when starting up in a fast elevator or taking off in a plane. But nowhere is this feeling more pronounced than at an amusement park, where you can accelerate up, down and around on the carousel, back and forth in the bumper cars, or sideways in the scrambler. The ultimate wild ride, of course, is the roller coaster, where you can go from feeling weightless

44. â&#x20AC;&#x153;100 ___equal 1 afghaniâ&#x20AC;? 47. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harper Valley ___â&#x20AC;? 48. Ring bearer, maybe 49. A Muse 50. Camelot, to Arthur 51. ___ tube 59. Church song 61. ___ gestae 62. Computer monitor, for short 63. Ale holder 64. Lawgivers 65. Any plant of the genus Eryngium 66. Fine fur 67. Strip 68. A nuclear weapon 69. Injured leg 70. Evacuated from the bowels 74. All ___ 76. Indian dish made with stewed legumes 77. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Three Faces of ___â&#x20AC;? 78. Big ___ Conference 79. Bubkes 80. â&#x20AC;&#x153;___ Ngâ&#x20AC;? (They Might Be Giants song) 81. Elephantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weight, maybe 82. Armageddon


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