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Dog-training event kicks off fundraising efforts for off-leash park in Woolwich ELENA MAYSTRUK Brad Pattison, host of TV show At the End of My Leash, vigorously advocates exercise for dogs. To that end, he’ll be helping the fundraising effort for an off-leash dog park in Elmira when he joins Waterloo Region’s trainers for a weekend of fundraising and dog training on Sept. 8. “We’re waiting for reports to come back … it sounds like we probably will get one,” said organizer Shanna Hoffer of efforts to get a dog park built. Hoffer got to know Pattinson when she was having trouble with training her own dog and through him became a certified trainer herself. In June, a local Elmira business owner approached Woolwich council with an idea for the facility. Lyric Pauley, who runs ShamPoochies Dog Grooming in Elmira, advocated for an off-leash park where dogs could release pent-up energy, thus decreasing the bad behavior that often comes from boredom and lack of

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exercise. Woolwich councillors seemed on board with the idea, but wanted to make sure they would not be footing the entire bill for the project, Lyric explained as she and Hoffer prepare to welcome local dog owners to the first of what they hope to be many fundraising efforts for the park. Eager to forge ahead with plans, Hoffer collaborated with The Village Pet Food Shoppe as well as the Elmira Lions Club to put on a two-day event. “[Pattinson] suggested doing something community related,” Hoffer said of the donations the organizers hope to receive. Saturday’s admission fee for the training session with Pattinson is $25 per person (dogs included) with a food item to be donated to the Elmira food bank, which recently expressed a need for donations. Pauley had suggested Bolender Park as a possible location for the park, but township officials are looking at several locations in DOG PARK | 4

STEVE KANNON The snow fence that adorns the west side of Arthur Street between Elmira and St. Jacobs is getting an upgrade: wooded rather than wooden. An agreement approved this week between Woolwich Township and the Region of Waterloo sees the launch of a pilot project to gradually replace the temporary fencing erected before each winter with a living fence of trees, bushes and shrubs. The first stage, getting underway at the end of September, will cover approximately 1.5 acres of farmland on the west side FENCE | 4

Lyric Pauley(left) recently approached Woolwich council with an idea for an off-leash dog park. Pauley and local dog trainer Shanna Hoffer are looking to raise money for the project through community events. [ELENA MAYSTRUK / THE OBSERVER]

Elmira ready to give peace a chance Music at a variety of locations will mark Peace Day, one-day international ceasefire on Sept. 21 COLIN DEWAR Music will be in the air on Sept. 21 as Elmira celebrates the annual International Day of Peace by partaking in the first international ceasefire, which will feature music at venues throughout the town. Peace One Day, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1999 by British documentary filmmaker Jeremy Gilley who successfully campaigned the United Nations in passing

a resolution recognizing Peace Day. The objective of the organization is to foster Peace Day as a day for wide-scale community action as well as a day for UN agencies and aid organizations to safely carry out lifesaving work. In 2008 the NGO managed to organize a ceasefire in Afghanistan. That effort proved successful as there was a 70 per cent reduction in hostilities and 1.4 million children were immunized against polio

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“When I heard about this event, my goal became to have the citizens and the children of Elmira to be able to say ‘I celebrated the very first (international ceasefire)’. Our diverse community will be creating a celebratory event with a wide variety of music all over town.” The goal in Elmira is to have an afternoon and evening full of music to celebrate the event. There are 13 locations in town that have signed on to

by the World Health Organization (WHO), which had been impossible previously because of the dangers in that country. This year the goal of the organization is to have an international ceasefire for one day: soldiers from all nations are being asked not to fire unless they are fired upon. “This will be the first one and I am hoping there will be more in the future,” said Sandra Bray, who is organizing the local efforts.

hold events, including churches and businesses such as The Robin’s Nest, The Junction at Zion Mennonite Fellowship Church, Trinity United Church, The Central Tavern, Home Hardware, and the Elmira public library steps. There will be various musicians performing at the different locations, including Matt Thompson with Ekhaya performing reggae roots and rock, Tricia Brubacher singing folk rock, Larry Hope performing country music and

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Elmira and St. Jacobs. “I believe the next step is to have a public input for dog owners, pet owners and non-pet owners to come and give their input of location,” said Woolwich Mayor Todd Cowan. “All of council has agreed and committed to a dog park we’re just finding location, figuring out what the actual costs are.” Hoffer believes that raising money and finding a good location for the park are the main challenges ahead. She and Pauley hope Pattinson’s training session will be one of many fundraisers to come as they plan further local events, taking ideas from

shows like the Amazing Race and incorporating them into activities for local pet owners, trainers and their dogs. Dog owners and trainers will be meeting at the Village Pet Food Shoppe on 30 Church St. in Elmira next weekend. On Sunday, Pattinson will hold a training seminar at Lions Hall at 40 South St. followed by a barbecue at the same location where visitors can rub elbows with local pet professionals. The admission fee for Sunday’s event is $56.50 ($75 after Sept 1). Businesses interested in donating items for Sunday’s raffle may contact Shanna Hoffer at 519-500-3594 or Lyric Pauley at 519-5028126.

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of Arthur Street, extending south of the train tracks for about half a kilometre. The region will provide the plants. The work will be carried out by volunteers coordinated by the Township of Woolwich Environmental Enhancement Committee (TWEEC). Woolwich councillors meeting Tuesday night approved the deal with the region. Coun. Mark Bauman said some 700 plants, including trees of varying sizes, will be put in the ground be-

tween Sept. 29 and Oct. 9. The temporary snow fence will remain in place while the living fence grows in. The plantings will provide the same function, reducing the amount of snow drifting over the highway, but without the expense of installing and removing the fencing each year in conjunction with the winter season. The result will also be more pleasing to the eye. “It’s a wonderful idea,” said Coun. Julie-Anne Herteis is supporting the motion.

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Crew spotted in Elmira part of Kitchener company shooting a film ELENA MAYSTRUK Some filler scenes shot in Elmira may be included in a locally produced feature film, the goal of a small crew seen filming along the side of the road last week on Arthur Street. Writer and director Jonathan Steckley was with a five-man crew in Elmira to shoot some B-roll footage – supplemental or alternate footage in between important scenes in a film – of the view across from Paleshi Motors at 39 Arthur St. “It’s just some B-roll footage. We’re shooting a feature-length film, like a guerilla film” Steckley, part of a creative threesome that runs Waterloo Region independent film company Rosco Films, explained on the scene. Steckley, producer Ken Ogasawara and creative producer Trevor Hunsberger have been working on the 90-minute film for the past year. Revolving around the story of a young man in a new city, the film follows Ken, a youth worker who does a favour for a young girl at the youth centre where he volunteers. In part, The Volunteer explores Ken’s role in the lives of the young girl, Amy, her unstable father and his girlfriend. Rosco Films has created a short documentary-style

Rosco Films writer and director Jonathan Steckley (right) and his crew were in Elmira last week shooting footage for a feature film called The Volunteer. [ELENA MAYSTRUK / THE OBSERVER] promotional video for the film with footage of the creative process narrated by Ogasawara. “I want to make a film that people care about and the types of films that I care about are about relationships and about real life,” he

says in the clip as the camera sweeps through a warmly-lit room filled with members of the film crew. The house in the video was donated for the film and will serve as the backdrop to a set. “I want to make something that everybody can

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Communications coordinator back on the job Woolwich has a new communications coordinator and assistant to the mayor and council, the result of a second round of hiring. Devin Petteplace fills a vacancy after the short tenure of Saskia Konig, who was forced to leave the newly-created position after about six weeks due to problems with a work visa. Petteplace was previously employed in the provincial Ministry of Agriculture,

Food and Rural Affairs and served as a special assistant to former minister and Huron-Bruce MPP Carol Mitchell. He was introduced to councillors at Tuesday night’s committee-of-thewhole meeting. His first priority will be to develop a communications plan and related strategy for the township, said chief administrative officer David Brenneman. He'll look at the various communication vehicles, such as the website, social media, newsletters and community guide, to come up with an overarching plan.

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Police looking into racist slogans left by vandals at St. Jacobs PS Police received a call about two suspects writing racially motivated words and symbols, including a swastika, with bleach on the St. Jacobs Public School

property about 9:20 p.m. on Aug. 23. The suspects left behind the receipt for the bleach and police are continuing to investigate.

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9:00 AM | A boy’s Diamondback trick bike was found on First Street in Elmira. The bike has been painted green and has pink handlebar grips. The rightful owner can claim the bike at the Elmira detachment.

12:10 AM | A 75-year-old Baden man lost control of his vehicle on South Field Drive near New Jerusalem Road east of Elmira and crashed into a cornfield. No injuries were reported and there was minimal damage to the vehicle. No charges were laid.

11:50 AM | A 60-year-old Kitchener woman driving a 2011 BMW missed her cutoff for the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market and pulled over on the side of the Arthur Street South to make a U turn, subsequently hitting a 2005 Honda operated by a 47-year-old Elmira man. Severe damage occurred to the BMW and the Honda was destroyed. Both drivers sustained minor injuries and the woman was charged with ‘turn not in safety.’ AUGUST 23

12:10 PM | A 57-year-old Kitchener woman was charged with theft and possession of property after she stole fruit from a fruit stand at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market. 1 PM | An 86-year-old man was given a trespass notice by police after it was discovered he stole fruit and vegetables from the a fruit stand at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market. Police believed the man had mental health issues.

11:15 AM | A 25-year-old New Hamburg man was reversing his 2011 Nissan in a parking lot on South Field Drive in Elmira when he hit a 2004 Ford driven by a 40-year-old Kitchener man. No charges were laid. AUGUST 25

3:30 AM | A City Cab from Kitchener dropped off three young men at Sawmill Road near Flax Mill Drive in Conestogo when the men refused to pay the $43 bill and left the cab. Police are investigating. AUGUST 26

12:40 AM | A 16-year-old Wellesley boy was charged with ‘careless driving’ when he fell asleep at the wheel of his 2006 Pontiac Grand Am and hit a parked white 2001 GMC on Herrgott Road in Wellesley Township. Significant damage was reported to both vehicles. There were no injuries. 10 AM | A men’s black Su-

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Woolwich to look at tree program Having discussed similar programs with her counterparts at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Ottawa last week, Woolwich Coun. Julie-Anne Herteis is proposing to sell trees to interested residents on a cost-recovery basis. Like Waterloo Region’s rain barrel sale, she suggested at Tuesday night’s meeting of council, the township could at intervals – perhaps once or twice a year – sell trees at the bulk wholesale

perCycle bike was found on Wyatt Street in Elmira. The bike is at the Elmira detachment awaiting its rightful owner.

rate it pays for the plants. The move would be in keeping with the Trees for Woolwich effort, which is looking to plant 23,000 trees – one for each resident – by 2016. Coun. Mark Bauman said such a project could be looked at by the Township of Woolwich Environmental Enhancement Committee (TWEEC). “It’s something that I think could be coordinated,” he said.

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4:25 PM | A 69-year-old Cambridge man was charged with ‘impaired driving’ after he lost control of his Chevrolet Tracker and hit a road sign before rolling into a field near Kossuth Road and Shantz Station Road in Woolwich Township. AUGUST 27

7:25 AM | A 61-year-old Kitchener man was charged with failure to yield when the 2007 dump truck he was operating hit a 41-year-old Elmira man driving a 2001 GMC in the roundabout on Arthur Street and Sawmill Road near St. Jacobs. Significant damage occurred to the GMC. No injuries were reported. Greg Kochut, 10, takes aim with his plastic rifle while playing with his brother Bradley, 9, and nieghbourhood friend Nolan Tracey, 9 in Elmira this week.

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2:20 AM | Police received calls about flower baskets and potted plants being smashed along Main Street in St. Jacobs. The investigation continues.

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Investigation into fatal plane crash could take months Four young people died after aircraft rented at airport in Breslau fell from sky into cornfield near Moorefield; emergency crews needed two hours to find site ELENA MAYSTRUK It could take several months to determine what caused a small plane to crash near Moorefield Aug. 24, killing all four people aboard. The flight had originated at the Region of Waterloo International Airport aboard a four-seater rented from the Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre. The plane, a Cessna 172, was piloted by Marko Misic, 20, of Toronto, an accomplished graduate of the Air Cadet League of Canada with a number of flying awards under his belt. Last Friday, he and three friends boarded the single-engine aircraft heading for some sightseeing over Niagara Falls and Toronto, but never reached their destination. The plane took off from the Breslau airport around 6:15 p.m. with Misic in the pilot’s seat. About two

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investigation by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB). “[The crash] was about 25 nautical miles west of the airport, in Wellington County southwest of Moorefield,” explained Ken Webster, a senior investigator with the TSB, in a phone interview Monday. “The aircraft is now located at our facility in Richmond Hill where we will be doing further examination this week.” An investigation by the board must pass through two stages of field and post-field work, Webster explained, in which evidence will be gathered and interpreted, before any official reports can be made. The board is still in the preliminary stages of identifying any possible deficiencies as the entire aircraft and its mechanics are examined further. Operations at the Waterloo-Wellington Flight

Centre ceased after the crash, as officials there cooperated with TSB investigation. “They came here to get documentation related to the airplane and the pilot [Misic] …and so that process is now wrapped up,” general manager Bob Connors explained Tuesday. The flight centre resumed flying operations on Wednesday, according Connors, who attended the visitation before Misic’s funeral at Our Lady Queen of Croatia Church in Mississauga on Friday. Witnesses who lived nearby began looking for the plane after it struck the ground, calling 911 shortly thereafter, according the TSB. The crash site lay a considerable distance from the Mapleton Township’s Sideroad 3, and the wreckage was located in a cornfield by the Mapleton Fire Department after almost two hours of searching.

Minor hockey to use funds from golf tournament to purchase new sweaters COLIN DEWAR The Woolwich Minor Hockey organization is planning a friendly golf tournament at the Conestoga Country Club for Sept. 22. Golfers will have a chance to participate in two longest-drive competitions, two hole-in-one competitions, a putting contest and the chance to win silent auction items. Tee off is set for 11:45 a.m. with a cost of $130 per

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Getting ready to make another run Terry Fox Run set for Sept. 16 in Elmira, continuing a 32-year tradition in support of cancer research COLIN DEWAR

The 32nd Terry Fox Run is scheduled for Sept.16 in Elmira, starting at 1 p.m. outside Programmed Insurance Brokers on Industrial Drive.

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Notice of PUBLIC PublicCONSULTATION Information CENTRE Centre NOTICE OF PROPOSED OF WATERLOO Church REGION Street Improvements SIGN BY-LAW Barnswallow Drive to Herbert Street

The Region of Waterloo will be holding a public of information Elmira, Township Woolwichcentre to introduce a draft Regional By-law respecting signs on Regional roads. The proposed Sign By-law addresses The Municipality of Waterloo you to attend Public Consultation Centre for the Church Street Improveall Regional types of unofficial signs oninvites Regional roadsa including election signs, business accessory ments project in Elmira. The project location is on Church Street between Barnswallow Drive and Herbert Street in Elmira. signs, farm accessory signs, mailbox accessory signs, open house signs and poster signs. The proposed improvements are new pavement surface; concrete curbs and gutters; raised centre medians; construction The proposed Sign By-law establishes requirements for unofficial signs including: of new sidewalk in areas of missing sidewalk; catchbasins and storm sewers: replacement of existing municipal services (sanitary sewer and watermain) between Herbert Street and Raising Mill Gate; turning lane improvements at Killdeer Road • Location and placement; and Raising Mill Gate and on-road provision for and cycling\buggy needs. Construction on Church Street is currently planned for • Size, shape, construction content; the spring/summer of 2013. • Impacts to the function of the road;

• Number of signs and timing of placement; and

This Project is being conducted in accordance with the Environmental Assessment Act through the approved environmental • Sign removal. planning process for Schedule “A+” projects under the “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment”(October 2000 as amended in 2007). Staff are also proposing an amendment to the Region’s Tourism and Essential Services

Signing Policy to allow tourism signage on Regional roads for agri-toursim activities.

All interested parties are invited to attend an informal, “drop-in” Public17, 2008, drop in 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. When: Tuesday, June Consultation Centre for this project Place: Regional Administration Headquarters (lobby) as follows: 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener

This public information centre is being held for the purpose of providing information and Wednesday, September 12, receiving comments from the public. A copy of the draft By-law is available for review in 2012 the Clerk’s ce, Region of Waterloo, 2nd floor, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener or on the 6:00 pmOffi to 8:00 pm Region’s at: Church The Elmirawebsite Mennonite 58 Church Street www.region.waterloo.on.ca - tab Newsroom, tab Public Notices Elmira

If you have questions concerning the By-law, please contact Nancy Button, Staff will be present to answer your questions and your comments assist the Project Team or in finalizing RecommendManager, Transportation Engineering at will519-575-4520 by theemail at ed Design alternative for this project. The plans will also be available for viewing after September 12, 2012 at the Region bnancy@region.waterloo.on.ca Administration Building, Design and Construction 6th Floor, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener. If you are unable to attend the Consultation Centre accessible and would likeservices to make your views known, please address your comments September 28, above 2012 to If you require to participate in this meeting, pleasebycontact the Mr John Lee CET., Region of Waterloo (519-575-4746, noted person by Tuesday, June 10, 2008.Fax: 519-575-4430, email: jlee@regionofwaterloo.ca).

All comments individuals, stakeholder groups and agencies regarding this Accessibility: Thisand eventinformation is accessible received for people from with disabilities. Accessible Parking is available. If you require assistance to project are being collected to assist the Region of Waterloo in making a decision. Under the Municipal attend or participate in this meeting, or to access information in alternative formats, please contact Mr. John Lee (as above) such as name, address, telephone number, and property location that may be atAct, leastpersonal five days information prior to the meeting. included in a submission becomes part of the public record. Questions regarding the collection of this information should be referred to from the person indicated above. All comments and information received 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 Nancy Button name, address, telephone number, and property location that may be included in a submission becomes part of the public Manager, Transportation Engineering record. Questions regarding the collection of this information should be referred to Mr John Lee CET., as above.

Region of Waterloo 150 Frederick Street, 7th Floor Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3

Millions of Ontarians participated in Terry Fox Runs last year helping to raise $12 million for cancer research and that autumn tradition continues Sept. 16 as organizers of the event prepare for the 32nd year of the run. Elmira’s annual Terry Fox Run usually has some 45 participants and over the last three years has raised more than $35,000 for cancer research through pledges and donations. There are 220 run sites in the province and Elmira has placed in the top 20 for the last several years due to its fundraising efforts. “We are one of the smaller run sites but we do manage to raise quite a significant amount for the foundation,” said Kathy Bowman, who spearheads the local run. “The people in Elmira care and they give because cancer has touched everybody.” This year the coordinators of the run in Elmira are planning to sell ‘in honour of’ and ‘in memory of signs’ that participants can purchase, decorate and return to organizers, who will then place them along the run route. Each sign costs $25, and comes with a tax receipt. “’In honour of’ is for someone who has survived cancer or is battling it currently and ‘in memory of’ is for someone who did not win their fight but is still missed and loved,” she explained. The first Terry Fox Run was held on Sept. 13 1981, and has become an international event which sees more than three million

people in some 60 countries taking part. It’s the world’s largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research, and has raised more than $600 million in Fox’s name. In 2011 the Terry Fox Foundation invested $27.5 million into cancer discovery research, translational research and training. Having his right leg amputated at the age of 18 due to bone

cancer, Fox started his crosscountry Marathon of Hope in St. John’s on Apr. 12, 1980 to raise money for cancer patients and research. His run lasted 143 days and 5,373 kilometres before the return of cancer, this time to his lungs, which forced him to stop outside of Thunder Bay on Sept. 1, 1980. Fox died on June 28, 1981 at the age of 22. The first Terry Fox Run was held later that year. “You can’t go anywhere or meet anyone that cancer has not affected their lives in some way, shape or form. There is always someone who has been affected by cancer,” said Bowman. This year, registration begins at noon on Sept. 16 in the front lawns of Program Insurance Brokers, where participants will find a barbecue set up by the Elmira Optimist Club, which has agreed to help out. The run begins at 1 p.m. and is a 5-kilometre walk, run or ride.


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Woolwich to revisit concerns about road apples Resident's questions sparks discussion at township council, renewing a debate that tends to surface periodically STEVE KANNON Woolwich will look to its western neighbour in reviewing what to do about horse manure on roads in the township. And, like the conclusions drawn by Wellesley, that status quo is the likely outcome. Discussed this week after Coun. Bonnie Bryant raised the concerns of a resident

in her ward, the issue has resulted in a do-nothing approach in previous township reviews. Christine Broughton, director of council and information services, said the township gets inquiries about horse droppings, but has no formal complaints on record. Woolwich has no regulations in place governing road apples.

She noted Wellesley went through a protracted review on 2010, ultimately deciding to do nothing. While horse-drawn vehicles to pose problems with waste strewn on roadways, the alternative also create problems, she said. Requiring horses to be equipped with manure catchers, for instance, raises the question of where to empty the

containers. Likewise, having buggy drivers stop to scoop up the mess poses safety concerns, especially if there’s only one occupant. Sensitive to the concerns raised from time to time – thus acknowledging the review – councillors appeared content with a reminder of the rural nature of the township.

“This is a rural community, we are going to have droppings,” noted Coun. Julie-Anne Herteis. “I’ll support all horses having a bag when all cars have to have a plastic bag on their tailpipes,” joked Coun. Mark Bauman, who’s been through this discussion before as the only councillor to have served previous terms.

Chief administrative officer David Brenneman added the issue of horse manure is likely to arise periodically as the township grows and new people move in. As with tourists, some will probably come to see it as something that comes with the rural setting. “I think for some, it’s part of the character.”

Firefighters plan ’80s dance as MDA fundraiser ELENA MAYSTRUK Elmira volunteer firefighters are bringing the ’80s back with a fundraiser and dance to be held Sept. 15 at Lions Hall. Half of the proceeds from the event will be donated by the fire department to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. The event continues a longstanding streak of support for those struggling with the childhoodonset degenerative muscle disease, encompassing numerous neuromuscular disorders. The station began supporting the foundation in 1954, choosing to champion the fight against

this particular disease, firefighter Adam Chowen explained. Since then the department has raised more than $100,000 for the cause. Along with fellow organizers, Chowen, a firefighter for three years, said he hopes the event’s theme will appeal to everyone in the community. A flashback to the ’80s seemed like a fun way to attract a crowd. “Everyone likes dressing up in old clothes,” he said. As for the other half of the funds collected, there are numerous ways in which the department will be able to use the money, depending on the amount

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building’s residents than was the case when it was a seniors’ home, where people were there all day. As well, he added, a recent study by nearby Chemtura Co. shows noise levels pose no concerns for the area around 3 Erb St. The owner, who acquired the property Mar. 15, plans no changes to the footprint of the two-and-a-half-storey building, said Lubberts. In converting the structure to one-, two- and threebedroom units, most of the changes will be internal, though there will be balconies added to the units on the second floor. Wetherly is also looking at installing a fence and/or

hedge along the property line at the south side, acting as a buffer between the parking area and the neighbouring home. Elmira resident Ruth Josephs, who used to work in the previously-empty building, said the proposed use would be welcomed in the neighbourhood. “It will be very good to have that building used,” said Josephs, who was the only member of the public in attendance aside from those involved with the application. No decisions were made in regards to the application. Councillors will discuss the plan after staff has heard from the public and compiled a recommendation report at a later date.

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of money collected, Chowen explained. “We’re going to buy new medical equipment and

possibly a new fire prevention sign for the department,” he said. The ’80 dance starts at

8 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Lions Hall, 40 South St. in Elmira. The event also includes door prizes, raffles and a

midnight buffet. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Elmira Meat Market.

Notice of PUBLIC PublicCONSULTATION Information CENTRE Centre NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGION OF WATERLOO

Hutchison Road & William Hastings Line Improvements SIGN BY-LAW Crosshill, Township of Wellesley

The Region of Waterloo will be holding a public information centre to introduce a draft The Regional By-law Municipality of Waterloosigns invites on youRegional to attend a roads. Public Consultation Centre Sign for theBy-law Hutchison Road and Regional respecting The proposed addresses William Hastings Line Improvements project through the settlement limits of Crosshill in the Township of Wellesley. all types of unofficial signs on Regional roads including election signs, business accessory The proposed project scope includes road reconstruction with on-road cycling and buggy lanes, urbanization of the roadway signs, farm accessory signs, mailbox accessory signs, open house signs and poster signs. with semi-mountable concrete curb and gutter, storm sewer installation, sidewalk installation on both sides of William HastTheLine proposed By-law establishes for unoffi including: ings and on theSign west side of Hutchison Road, andrequirements street lighting upgrades withincial the signs project limits. Construction of this project is tentatively planned for 2015. • Location and placement;

• Size, shape, construction and content;

All interested parties to are invited to attend an informal, • Impacts the function of the“drop-in” road; Public Consultation Centre for this project as follows:

• Number of signs and timing of placement; and • SignSeptember removal. Thursday, 13, 2012

8:00 p.m. Staff4:30 arep.m. alsoto proposing an amendment to the Region’s Tourism and Essential Services Crosshill Mennonite Church Signing Policy to allow tourism signage on Regional roads for agri-toursim activities.

2537 Hutchison Road Crosshill, of Wellesley When: Township Tuesday, June 17, 2008, drop in 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Place:

Regional Administration Headquarters (lobby)

Staff will be 150 presentFrederick to answer your Street, Kitchener questions and your comments will asThis information is being held for the purpose of providing information and sist thepublic Project Team in finalizingcentre the Recommended Design Concept receiving comments from for the public. A copy of the draft By-law is available for review in this project. The plans will also be the Clerk’s Office, Region of Waterloo, 2nd floor, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener or on the available for viewing after Thursday, Region’s website at: September 13, 2012 at the Regional Administration Building, Design and www.region.waterloo.on.ca - tab Newsroom, tab Public Notices Construction 6th Floor, 150 Frederick If you haveand questions Street, Kitchener at the recep- concerning the By-law, please contact Nancy Button, tion desk of the Township of Wellesley Engineering Manager, Transportation at 519-575-4520 or by email at Administration Office located at 4639 bnancy@region.waterloo.on.ca Lobsinger Line, St. Clements. If you are unable to attend the Consultation Centre and would like to make your views known, please your accessible comments by Friday, September 21st, 2012 toinMr.this Samer Inchasi, P.Eng., Region of Waterloo 519If youaddress require services to participate meeting, please contact the(Tel: above 575-4757 Ext. 3686,by Fax: 519-575-4430, SInchasi@regionofwaterloo.ca). noted person Tuesday, Juneemail: 10, 2008.

All comments information stakeholder groups and agencies regarding this Accessibility: Thisand event is accessiblereceived for peoplefrom with individuals, disabilities. Accessible Parking is available. If you require assistance project are being collected to assist the Region of Waterloo in making a decision. Under the Municipal to attend or participate in this meeting, or to access information in alternative formats, please contact Mr. Samer Inchasi (as Act, personal information as name, address, telephone number, and property location that may be above) at least five days prior tosuch the meeting. included in a submission becomes part of the public record. Questions regarding the collection of this information should be referred to from the person indicated above. All comments and information received 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 Nancy Button name, address, telephone number, and property location that may be included in a submission becomes part of the public Manager, Transportation Engineering record. Questions regarding the collection of this information should be referred to Mr. Samer Inchasi, P.Eng., as above.

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Byelections likely to change little after dust settles THERE’S SOME INTERESTING ANGLES to play, but otherwise next week’s provincial byelections are essentially a small-scale version of last fall’s general election. The votes in Kitchener-Waterloo and Vaughan are important in that the outcome could decide if Dalton McGuinty continues to head a minority government or squeaks out a majority. At present, the Liberals hold 52 of the 107 seats at Queen’s Park, while the Tories have 36 seats and the New Democrats have 17. In Kitchener-Waterloo, the seat up for grabs belonged to PC stalwart Elizabeth Witmer, enticed to step down to become the new chair of the Workplace Safety Insurance Board. In Vaughan, voters will decide how to replace long-serving Liberal Greg Sorbara. McGuinty clearly hopes to win both seats, giving him effective control of the Legislature. Voters in both ridings will undoubtedly be weighing the pros and cons of each party, knowing they could hold the balance of power. A Liberal vote brings a majority government. A vote for the Conservatives or NDP potentially sends a message to the government. Electing a Green candidate also has its appeal, as even one seat puts the party in a strategic position, able to wield a certain amount of influence as the decisive vote. That aside, voters in the two ridings are at pretty much the same spot the entire province was last October. The Liberal government has been in power for nine years now. As the incumbent that’s taken us through a time of global recession and uncertainty, McGuinty is the devil we know – and we’ve got more than a few issues with him. Both PC leader Tim Hudak and the NDP’s Andrea Horwath ran their first campaigns, but remain unknown quantities even though their leadership matters more in a minority government situation. Neither has caught on with the public, leaving McGuinty in a much stronger position despite the baggage of nine years at the helm. Local poll numbers show voters are less than happy with the current government, which is not surprising. A recent poll puts support for the Tories at 34 per cent, ahead of both the Liberals (30 per cent) and NDP (30 per cent) in Kitchener-Waterloo. If those numbers hold, the riding will continue its long history of voting Conservative. In Vaughan, polls have the Liberals ahead at 47 per cent, compared to 36 for the PCs and just nine per cent for the NDP. That riding, too, appears poised to remain with the incumbent party. Of course, as we’ve learned from recent elections, particularly the provincial vote in Alberta, polls aren’t always reliable indicators of the eventual outcome. Strategic voting and the ability to get out partisan voters will both play a role in what happens Sept. 6. As well, the issue everyone is accusing everyone else of playing politics with – teachers and runaway public sector spending – could come into play. The Liberals are positioning themselves as the party that will prevent labour disruptions from getting in the way of the school year. With wage freezes, they’re also appealing to those of a conservative bent, treading on Tim Hudak’s territory. The NDP, sensing the public mood, has been relatively quiet about the dispute. This could be a wildcard factor. More likely, however, is the usual dynamic: we don’t vote for anything per se, we vote against incumbents at intervals. It’s how we do things, apparently.

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Leaving with or without their underpants WORLD AFFAIRS “A defeatist position (in Afghanistan) is not possible for us. We cannot leave in our underpants ... or without any.” That was Mikhail Gorbachev addressing senior Soviet officers in 1987, two years before the Soviets pulled out. Two years before NATO pulls out, the same frantic search is underway for something that could be called a victory, or at least “peace with honour.” Meanwhile, NATO soldiers die, together with many more Afghans. The French are smart: all their troops will be gone from Afghanistan by the end of this year. The Canadians were even smarter: almost all their troops left last year. But the rest of the NATO countries dumbly soldier on towards the scheduled departure date of 2014, even though the situation is clearly spinning out of control: one-quarter of the 48 Western troops killed in Afghanistan this August were murdered by Afghan

government soldiers. The most striking thing about these so-called “green-on-blue” killings, according to a 2011 Pentagon analysis reported by Bloomberg, is that only 11 per cent of them are the result of infiltration by the Taliban. Most of them are due to grudges or disputes between coalition and Afghan army troops, which suggests that NATO’s current focus on training Afghan forces to “stand up” on their own is just as futile as all its previous strategies. Last year a team of U.S. Army psychologists investigated the nature of these grudges and quarrels, conducting interviews with dozens of American and Afghan focus groups. Their report, “A Crisis of Trust and Cultural Incompatibility,” concluded that the Afghan troops see the American soldiers as “a bunch of violent, reckless, intrusive, arrogant, self-serving, profane infidel bullies hiding behind high technology.” The U.S. troops, in return, generally view their Afghan allies as “a bunch of cowardly, incompetent, obtuse, thieving, complacent, lazy, pot-smoking, treacherous

and murderous radicals.” This does not constitute the foundation for a successful collaboration. The view of the Afghan soldiers is more positive, despite all that, than the civilian population’s attitude towards the foreign forces. A poll conducted in late 2010 by the Afghan Centre for Socio-Economic Research reported that nearly 60 per cent of civilians wanted all the foreign soldiers gone within a year. Forty per cent would still want the foreigners out even if their departure meant that the violence got worse. In the main conflict areas, 40 per cent of the population believed that roadside bombings and other attacks aimed at killing U.S. and other foreign forces were justified. And almost everybody hates and despises the gang of warlords and racketeers who make up the U.S.-backed government of Afghanistan. Yet less than 10 per cent of Afghans, according to the same poll, actually want to see the Taliban back in power. They are not being inconsistent. They just don’t buy the standard

Western line that only the foreign occupation has kept the Taliban and their alleged al-Qaeda allies from returning to power. There is some evidence that the Taliban themselves don’t really believe that either. They remember that even when a Taliban government ruled in Kabul in 1996-2001, they never succeeded in extending their authority to the northern parts of the country where the non-Pashtun minorities live – and taken together, those minorities account for 60 per cent of the population. In an interview published in the “New Statesman” last month, a senior Taliban commander known as “Mawlvi” told Michael Semple, a former United Nations envoy to Kabul during the period of Taliban rule, that “the balance of power in the Afghan conflict is obvious. It would take some kind of divine intervention for the Taliban to win this war.” The foreigners have lost their war, but the Taliban, still overwhelmingly Pashtun, will not be able to DYER | 12


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THEIR VIEW / QUESTION OF THE WEEK

How are you marking the last long weekend of the summer?

»»Joan Henderson

»»Merv Shantz

The same way I do every weekend by enjoying I’ll be spending the weekend at a wedding in my retirement. New Castle.

»»Emily Ahier

»»Yvonne Jones

»»Dani Thomas

I’ll be working all weekend.

I’m going to a wedding this weekend.

I’ll be getting ready for frosh week at Dalhousie University.

"The Taliban have won their war against the foreign occupiers, but they probably won’t win a decisive victory in the civil war that follows." Gwynne Dyer | page 10 HIS VIEW / STEVE KANNON

Both sides playing politics with legislation aiming to freeze teachers' wages EDITOR'S NOTES Are the unions right when they say the McGuinty government is hoping to make political hay with wage-freeze legislation aimed at teachers? Yes. Are the unions disingenuous when they say their protests against the legislation are about protecting students? Yes, again. The Liberals have clearly demonstrated they’re not above politicking in the most basic of ways, whether it’s scrapping gasfired power plants to gain the edge in some GTA ridings in last fall’s election or emphasizing a hot-button issue in next week’s byelections. The teachers’ unions have trotted out the tired old line about putting students first in every strike, work-to-rule campaign and labour negotiation, with only one goal in mind: getting more taxpayers’ dollars. The government has public opinion on its side

in this battle, which grew hotter with this week’s unveiling of the Putting Students First Act, which perhaps not unintentionally draws on a theme typically rolled out by the unions. The province says it needs the legislation to prevent a rollover of contracts as of Sept. 1, arguing it needs to reduce costs in its battle with a $15-billion deficit. Given the perception that teachers are overpaid and underworked (all those holidays), coupled with the economic hard times for most Ontarians, public sentiment is clearly not with the unions. Nor do the unions help themselves when they argue the power to negotiate should remain with school boards. History has shown school boards have been all too eager to blow through tax money: trustees have lined their own pockets, failed to manage runaway expenses and channeled funds into dubious programs. The Toronto school boards have been the most obvious examples of mismanagement due to the size of the budgets

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develop otherwise. Given public opinion of government workers, there’s little resistance to moves protested by the unions. They’ve simply used up their goodwill. That’s nothing to rejoice in, however, especially on Labour Day weekend. There’s an argument to be made that government work should not have been unionized in the first place. That was the position of Franklin Roosevelt during the heyday of the union movement, but we chose a different path, one that led to the current state of affairs. As noted on more than one occasion, the public sector workers have essentially undermined the credibility of unions in general. To be fair, the same can be said of autoworkers and their ilk, but they’re now paying the piper – that’s not the case with teachers, though their unions are trying to sell that angle. Ken Coran, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, takes a typical tack: “It has become clear that the crisis the Ontario

government has created in education is not about putting students first. It’s about bypassing the democratically elected local school board trustees who, as our members’ employers, have historically achieved negotiated agreements,” he says. “This legislation is an affront to all workers in Ontario, unionized and non-unionized, private and public sector.” He certainly hits on the essential talking points. Beyond that, however, there is something to be said the point about making an end-run around the negotiation process. It may be palatable with public sector unions, but we’ve seen more aggressive action at the federal level, which could be worrisome, especially for those taking note of the origins of this holiday weekend. You can thank the labour

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movement, and unions in particular, for many of the employee benefits we enjoy today, including a five-day workweek, holidays, vacation time, benefits, pension, and safety measures. Union organizers are quick to remind us that it was past fights that won today’s workers many of the benefits they take for granted. Chances are if you’ve got Monday off you’ll be paid for the holiday. That wasn’t always the case. Even though Labour Day became a statutory holiday in 1894, it wasn’t until 1966 that the Canadian government legislated that holidays be paid. I’m pretty sure the long weekend wouldn’t have the same allure if the extra day off was coming out of our own pockets. It’s the same concern for our wallets that also has us siding with the government, not the teachers.

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In June, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits continued its downward trend, edging down to 507,600 from 512,100 in May. The number of beneficiaries declined slightly in Nova Scotia and edged up in Ontario and Prince Edward Island.

“The explosion in credit drove economic growth in the U.S. and around the world, and now that’s the only thing that’s keeping us from collapsing in a debt/deflation spiral. [What] I think everybody needs to understand is that the kind of economy that we have now, it’s not capitalism. It has very little in common with capitalism.”

In the infrastructure-spending frenzy that kicked off in 2008, Woolwich and Wellesley townships received $941,000 and $469,000 respectively under the Investing in Ontario Act.

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worldwide as the U.S. economy implodes.

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done nothing to help Afghans CONTINUED FROM | 10

defeat all the other ethnic groups in the civil war that follows NATO’s departure. In fact, they won’t even do as well as they did in the similar civil war after the Soviet withdrawal in 1989: “The Taliban capturing Kabul is a very distant prospect,” Mawlvi said. He may be wrong about that. His assumption is that after the foreigners leave the Afghan army, which is overwhelmingly recruited from the nonPashtun groups, will break apart into the same Tajik, Uzbek and Hazara militias that thwarted the Taliban’s drive to control all of Afghanistan after the Soviets left. But those ethnic militias no longer exist, and their former commanders have grown fat and corrupt in the service of the foreigners. It might prove impossible to

rebuild them fast enough to thwart a post-occupation drive by the Taliban to seize the whole country – although they would probably be unable to hold the non-Pashtun areas in the long run. The Taliban have won their war against the foreign occupiers, but they probably won’t win a decisive victory in the civil war that follows. And the only remaining way that the foreigners could still influence the outcome would be to dump their puppet president, Hamid Karzai, and start rebuilding the ethnic militias now. They won’t do that, so their continued military presence over the next two years is irrelevant to the ultimate outcome. And public opinion in Afghanistan is turning against them so fast that they might still end up leaving without their underpants.

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Former King a Warrior, suiting up for UW team this season

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Riley Sonnenburg joins former Sugar Kings Josh Woolley and Jarred Parent as team looks for offense COLIN DEWAR

he will have the majority of his vets back on the ice for the team’s last exhibition home game against the Waterloo Siskins this Sunday. “Hopefully we will have all the guys coming back from the OHL camps in the lineup. The last two exhibition games will be much closer to the team that we will be starting the season with, at least 90 to 95 per cent of the players

Over the past several seasons, the University of Waterloo Warriors’ men’s hockey team has created a foundation by recruiting players from across Canada. After a wave of injuries and an inability to find the back of the net inundated the Warriors at the end of last season, head coach Brian Bourque made it his summer mission to shore up his offense. “We definitely wanted to add more depth to the offense,” Bourque said. “But we wanted to add guys who were talented enough to contribute offensively, and smart enough to play defensive roles too.” Bourque didn’t have to look far when he signed former Elmira Sugar Kings Riley Sonnenburg to his team. The Cambridge native, who is studying in Waterloo’s kinesiology program, spent the last year as an

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Hayden Neuman plays in net for the Elmira Sugar Kings during the second period of an exhibition game Aug. 26 against the Kitchener Dutchmen. 26. The Kings are looking to fill perhaps nine spots on this year’s roster. [COLIN DEWAR / THE OBSERVER]

COLN DEWAR Fans of the Elmira Sugar Kings would not have recognized a single face in the lineup when the team took to the ice on Aug. 26 for their first exhibition game of the season against the Kitchener Dutchmen. Sitting in the seats of the Dan Snyder Memorial Arena were the veterans of the team as they watched the rookies and Kings’ hopefuls playing in their

borrowed jerseys. Even head coach Dean DeSilva was nowhere to be found at ice level, instead positioning himself at the north end of the arena to get a bird’s eye view of the game and prospects. “We wanted an opportunity to see what all the rookies at camp were like on the ice playing in a game situation. There are a few of them that won’t be making the hockey club and we wanted to give

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turned. Like volunteering to be tasered, I believe this is one of those things that users will say seemed like a good idea at the time. It’s not very complicated but that’s beside the point. The real problem is the end result goes against everything our evolutionary instincts tell us. This thing is supposed to bring bears closer. Essentially, you go out into the woods and sit with your back to a tree and the wind in your face. Then, you disturb the stillness of the woods with calls that are supposed to annoy, worry or arouse sexual cu-

riosity in a bear – the last one being the most troubling. Oh, and the manufacturer cautions you to either hunt with a partner or with your back against a big rock or tree. This way, an angry or lovesick bear can’t sneak up on you from behind. No, instead they corner you. This has caused me to ask the question: do I really want a bear that bad? And, perhaps because of a sub-par IQ, my answer is still yes. So, starting Saturday, when our season opens here, I’ll go out into the woods and call with eyes wide open – literally.

Meaning that, I’ll do this knowing full well that any bear that actually responds to the call will not be happy (or perhaps too happy) when we finally meet. The good news is that the bear probably won’t be any more agitated than Jenn when I start my 7 a.m. practice sessions. God bless her, though. Despite the fact that this disturbed her sleep, after she found out I was practicing with a bear call, she actually encouraged me to hunt with it. Like her, I am also curious and hopeful that this call works as advertised. I can’t think of why

it shouldn’t either. We hunters routinely call in coyotes, fox, deer, ducks, squirrels, moose, geese and turkeys. Why should bear be any different? If it does work as well as the website suggests, I’ll probably want to look up the inventor and give him my laundry bill or – at the very least – an invoice for new underwear, and perhaps years of psychotherapy. Then again, I believe the makers took safety into account. For instance, they say that this product can call them in from a half-mile or more, which gives the

caller a very generous head start. In any case, I have been practicing very hard and according to their instructional video. And, by the time Saturday rolls around I will be trying this tactic for real in the field. But I will also hedge my bets and create a bait pile of cookies, bird seed, molasses covered dog food, sardines and bacon grease. Call it insurance, but if I am going to annoy a bear to that extent, I’d rather have it well fed before it decides to try to catch up with me. After all, with an agitated bear, a half-mile lead is cutting it fine.

Elmira arena to host OHL exhibition game Owen Sound will take on Erie Sept. 9 in fundraiser for Woolwich Minor Hockey, Elmira Sugar Kings COLN DEWAR While the NHL season remains up in the air, there will be some extra hockey to enjoy up close, as two Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams are coming to the Woolwich Memorial Centre on Sept. 9. The Woolwich Minor Hockey Association execu-

tive organized the exhibition game as one of several fundraisers planned for the upcoming season. Hitting the ice at the Dan Snyder Arena will be the Owen Sound Attack taking on the Erie Otters. “We have been talking about this for a few years with Owen Sound about getting them down here

to play a game,” said Jake Snyder, who helped organize the event. “My brother Dan played for four years and was the captain of Owen Sound for two and had a big impact on their organization and community. I felt like it was a good chance to talk to some of the people we knew in Owen Sound and bring

them down here and show them our wonderful facility here in Woolwich.” This will be the first OHL game played in the new arena. The game is a fundraiser for the Woolwich Minor Hockey Association and the Elmira Sugar Kings, who have graciously allowed the OHL game to be played on the Sunday

that would have been their home-opener. Instead the Kings will be playing the Saturday before in an afternoon game. “It has been wonderful dealing with the Kings. We were in a situation where Owen Sound already had their schedule set with the (OHL) and they could only play on Sunday and the

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The Kings were defeated 5-4 by the Dutchmen. Clockwise from above, the Kings’ Connor Kaminski checks Kitchener’s Luke Gazzola into the boards during the second period; rookies Kamden Hughes and Austin Korvig challenge Dutchmen Adam Kawalec; Hughes battles Alex Demrovsky of the Dutchmen; a goaltending prospect stops a shot by Gazzola. [COLIN DEWAR / THE OBSERVER]

EXHIBITION:

KINGS: Team opens the season next weekend and their coach ability and whether they listened to instructions. It’s a good perspective to get from somebody else since they know the players as well as we do at this point. It helps me know how players react and respond to a different voice.” The team has a few spots open in both offence and defence and it will all depend on how well the OHL perspectives hold out as to whether or not more spots

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on the ice in our last game will be on the squad for this season.” The Kings coaching staff has recruited some minor hockey coaches to help during training camp and it was the minor coaches that were on the bench coaching the team during the game. “I’ll be talking to the minor hockey coaches afterwards to see how the (rookies) were on the bench

open for rookies. “We have had some real pleasant surprises at camp that have opened our eyes and certainly have made us scratch our heads and made us realize we need to take a closer look at certain players because they have come in and done everything that we have asked.” The Kings next home exhibition game will be on Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. followed by the official home opener

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Former Elmira forward Riley Sonnenburg has signed to play with the Waterloo Warriors this season as that team looks to shore up its offense. [COLIN DEWAR / THE OBSERVER]

SONNENBURG: A reunion of sorts, as UW team

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assistant captain with the Kings, where he posted 34 goals and 40 assists in 54 games. Sonnenburg also has four years of OHL experience playing 120 games with the Guelph Storm and the Ottawa 67’s. “We have known (Sonnenburg) for a few years and we know he brings a lot of experience with him from having played a few years in the OHL and his time with Elmira. I know he was a real leader in the dressing room and on the ice with that program,” said Bourque. “He is really skilled and we think he is going to be in a position to really contribute right away. Offensively his is a great player: he can skate and his skills are as good as any. He’s an intelligent player who will fit great in our system.” Sonnenburg, a 6’1” 185lb forward, will be joining former Kings Josh Woolley and Jarred Parent who played for the Warriors last year. Woolley, a right shot forward from Cambridge, is the former captain of the Kings and helped the team become the Sutherland Cup champions in 2011. He played a total of

Sonnenburg was an assistant captain with the Kings last season. He has OHL experience as well, having played for the Guelph Storm and Ottawa 67s. [COLIN DEWAR / THE OBSERVER] 47 games and scored 17 goals, with 25 assists for Elmira. He is in his third year at Waterloo in the health studies program. Parent, a forward hailing from West Montrose, played four years with the Kings and posted a total of 44 goals and 63 assists in 204 games. At last year’s Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League awards ceremony, Parent was named as winner of the Leroy Jamieson Memorial Award, which recognizes a player’s outstanding contributions to the success of one team. He also served as an assistant captain during the Kings Sutherland Cup championship season. He

is studying arts. “Parent and Woolley both joined the program last year and have worked hard and put in a great effort and I look forward to what they will contribute when they return to the team this year,” said Bourque. The Warriors leave for Germany next week to play three exhibition games against some professional German teams before returning to North America to play another three games, including a bout with Ohio State that will be their last exhibition game heading into their home opener at the Waterloo Arena on Oct. 11.


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• If you want to incorporate a trendy colour into your home but feel intimidated, start small with paint or décor accents that are inexpensive. This way, you can always change your mind if you fall in love with a new colour or want to refresh the look of your room.

“People often feel intimidated by this type of expression and that’s why so much of our country is beige and off-white,” says renowned interior designer and colour expert for Valspar Genevieve Gorder. “We need to remember that colour is a great balancer in a space; it’s a juggling act between neutrals, grounding shades, highlight and accent colours.”

• Use the chip rack at your retailer to find colour families and their complementing shades. A popular way to find an accent colour, for example, is to go a few shades darker in the same family. Always use the colour books for inspiration, the retailer can always colour match for you as well. • Feel free this season to express yourself fully without risk. Experimenting with colour can be one of the most fun aspects of decorating and design so let the new colour flirt with you for a while. If, after that, you still feel you made a mistake, don’t be discouraged. The joy of getting the colour just right can give you pleasure for decades

When choosing a paint palette for any room, Gorder notes, there are four key components to ensure powerful effects while keeping a harmonious balance: neutrals, which are the beige or creamiest

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As the weather cools down it becomes an ideal time to get work done both inside and outside your home. While you’re hard at work preparing your home for the cooler days ahead, double check that your task list includes the tips below. They can help keep you and your family safe: • Have your furnace inspected. Get your furnace inspected by a licensed heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor before the winter rush. • Clean or replace your natural gas furnace filter according to the certified manufacturer’s instructions. Dirty filters restrict airflow and force your furnace to work harder, which uses more natural gas to heat your home. Many manufacturers suggest replacing every three months. • Install a CO detector. Malfunctioning gas appliances or venting can cause Carbon Monoxide (CO) build-up in your living space. CO is colourless, odourless, tasteless and deadly. Installing a detector can save lives. • Call before you dig. Looking to build a fence or plant for next season? It’s the law to call before you dig. Ontario One Call, a free locating service, will let you know which of its members have utilities in your dig area. Contact them at least one week before starting your project at www.on1call.com or 1-800-400-2255.


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WEATHERPROOF WINDOWS AND DOORS TO KEEP THE COLD DRAFTS OUT As fall approaches, we can expect temperatures to drop as old man winter prepares for his return. As homeowners get their houses ready for the frigid weather, it’s important not to overlook two main areas where cold air can seep into your home: windows and doors. Use the following tips to ensure your entrances and exits are properly weatherproofed

Accessorize – and Prevent Cold Air Leaks Add some flair – and block out the chill – with curtains. Hang (and close) drapes in a heavy fabric to help prevent cold air from seeping in through your windows. For doors, a fabric-covered bottom that slides between the door and the threshold will prevent the frosty air from entering your home. Retailers often suggest the Double Draft Seal since it’s easy to install and provides two layers of protection against drafts.

Use Seals to Combat the Chill When you close and lock your windows and doors, there’s often a crack between the top and sides and the frame or threshold. Opt for seals to place along the inside perimeter of your windows and doors to prevent drafts from entering. For the easiest installation, choose seals that are self-adhesive. Popular options for this are the Heavy-Duty Weatherstrip Seals, made of durable EPDM rubber, or Self-

Adhesive Foam Seals. Both are good choices for blocking drafts and they won’t freeze or crack in low temperatures.

Add Film to Block the Frost Since windows can be found in almost every room, it’s worth giving them some extra attention. Use a clear film to create another layer of insulation on your windows. Simply tape a product like Shrink Film Window Kits to the window edges and then give the film a once-over with a hair dryer to seal the plastic and make it tight. For even easier set up, use the Roll-On Window Kits. They come with a pretaped edge for the simplest install.

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VENTURE FOOD FOR THOUGHT/ OWEN ROBERTS

NEW BUSINESS / WORKING WITH WOOD

Doing what comes naturally With the Timber Barn in St. Jacobs, partners have a showroom for the varied products of Elmira’s HBK United Custom Woodworks ELENA MAYSTRUK Woolwich Township is home to a number of high-end furniture stores but in a little nook on King in St. in St. Jacobs, two brothers and their business partners have found a place to showcase their love of wooden furniture and high-quality craftsmanship. Henrik and Jarmo Saari, Kevin Gingrich and Roxanne Fisher have launched the Timber Barn in St. Jacobs. Gingrich and the Saari brothers are owners of HBK United Custom Woodworks based in Elmira. Fisher has taken on the role of showroom consultant. Together they hope to attract more customers with hospitality and visual appeal. “It’s kind of trying to target a public that we would normally never get to contact. We get people walking through St. Jacobs that I think are in St. Jacobs for a certain feel, looking for a certain product. That fits in very well with what we do. Timber Barn kind of plays into that,” Henrik said in an interview with Fisher and partners at the new location on Tuesday. “We didn’t want something too modern. When we found this place it was a perfect fit.” Henrik started the company in May of 2009. The partners decided to bring their product to more cus-

tomer accessible ground in the heart of the quaint tourist town. In the span of a few months the small rectangular building flanking St. James Lutheran Church transformed – with an elaborate rustic entrance on the outside and the smell of varnish and sawdust wafting from the interior – into the town’s latest furniture showroom. The idea of a showroom was created at the insistence of Fisher, who owns a sales consulting business and had previously worked as a part-time bookkeeper for the company. The partners were eager to have her on board and she pitched the idea for Timber Barn. At the time, Gingrich and the Saari’s used photographs to show examples of their work. They were eager for a more hands-on approach to advertising their wares, one that would bring in a fresh customer base as well as keep patrons coming back. Henrik invited Fisher to work full-time and use her expertise to help sell home renovations. “I said I don’t do well without a showroom, because I will not be able to sell very many kitchens without a showroom,” Fisher explained, but the next step was finding a perfect location to host the new HBK project. “We were going to build a showroom at the HBK site but once we thought about it, it didn’t make any

Here’s a fresh way to connect food buyers and sellers FIELD NOTES

Co-owners of HBK United Custom Woodworks Kevin Gingrich (middle) and brothers Henrik (right) and Jarmo Sarri are opening the Timber Barn in St. Jacobs to showcase their products. [ELENA MAYSTRUK / THE OBSERVER] sense to invest all of the money into a showroom that nobody is going to see,” Henrik said. The HBK manufacturing site is located at 35 Union St. in Elmira, but has no room for an elaborate display area like the one now open in St. Jacobs. HBK

offers finishes to all rooms of the house, including bathrooms, dining rooms, hallways and living rooms, with services including flooring, moulding and custom furniture building. Thought the two Saari

VENTURE PROFILE BUSINESS: Timber Barn LOCATION: 8 Spring St., St. Jacobs PHONE: 519-664-3245 OWNER: Kevin Gingrich, Henrik Sarri, Jarmo Sarri

I’m impressed with an initiative called Ontariofresh.ca, a free online network and marketing service run by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation to help businesses throughout Ontario buy and sell more local food. The beta (test) version of Ontariofresh.ca was launched last November. It went on to attract an encouraging 1,200 users. Organizers gathered feedback, spruced it up and re-launched it last month, in time for the majority of this fall’s harvest. To buyers and sellers, Ontariofresh.ca is more than a promotion, it’s a service. Services such as this are vital if farmers are going to take full advantage of the unique opportunity they’ve been handed by the local food phenomenon. Marketing has long been a problem for farmers. They’re great at growing food, but traditionally, their expertise has stopped at the farm gate. Beyond end-of-thelane sales, it was rare to find producers who had much presence with consumers. There are a couple of reasons for that. One,

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farmers are busy farming. That’s where the likes of commodity groups and marketing boards come in. Besides the strength that comes with numbers, such producer organizations can make marketing a priority. A second reason is profile. It’s time-consuming and depending on your approach, expensive, to get your name known outside your immediate sphere of influence. That didn’t matter much when the main venues for local food producers were farmers’ markets. But now that’s changed. Farmers’ markets are still a great spot to find local food. But as the local food movement evolves and demand increases, new ways are needed to help producers not only connect with consumers, but also, with those who can market their product. As well, businesses who sell local food need may sources that are, ironically, beyond their local region. For the most part, the term local is defined by each of us individually – some people consider food from anywhere in Ontario local,

not just food from a restrictive 50-, 100- or even 300-kilometre radius. If your own definition of local food is liberal, electronic communications opens the door to new possibilities for business partners to access new source of local food as a buyer, and to new markets, as a seller. That’s the case for Ontariofresh.ca. Upon entering the site, users immediately see two choices under a “marketplace” heading – for sale, and wanted. If you’re a seller, you list your products under for sale, and if you’re a buyer, you head for wanted. It couldn’t be much clearer. For example, last week, one of the first entries simply said beets, along with the farmer’s name. Click on it, and it took you to an index card noting the farmer had about 100 lbs. of beets to sell, in sizes between 2-3.5 inches, along with a phone number for more information. On the other side of the marketplace ledger, under wanted, is a request for vendors on September 9 for the 156th annual Arthur Fall Fair...for the modest sum of $10.

Kelly Hughes, local food procurement officer for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, calls Ontariofresh.ca “facebook for food.” Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, calls Ontariofresh.ca “a game changer … whether it’s Niagara’s tender fruit, the Holland Marsh’s vegetables, or award-winning VQA wines, Ontariofresh. ca is helping connect the business of local food.” I’m glad to see Mausberg using the word business. Consumers need to know that food production besides being a passion, lifestyle and all its other adjectives, is also a business. Food hubs are being identified by University of Guelph researchers to further identify regional food strengths and help farmers and consumers connect. All these efforts help contribute to an economically sustainable food sector, and give farmers of all sizes – not to mention buyers – a lot more options. Good luck to Ontariofresh.ca and the next 1,200 connections it helps make on behalf of Ontario agriculture.

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brothers joined HBK at different times, throughout their lives they have worked together in business, with woodworking in their blood. “[Our] grandfather off the boat went into logging. We followed suit, and we were loggers up in northern Ontario for over 10 years,” Henrik explained. When their father was just 14 years old, the family immigrated to Canada from Finland to Chapleau, Ontario, a small logging community about two hours west of Timmins. “We eventually started our own fishing lodge business where they would fly visitors to remote lakes where they could rent cabins,” he added. Familial ties brought the family to Elmira. Henrik and Jarmo’s sisters both married residents of Elmira and Jarmo’s wife is from Conestogo. As the family moved to be closer to them, Henrik followed suit. He launched the woodworking company with Gingrich and Blake Martin, taking the first letters of their first names to create the company logo HBK. Though Martin is no longer a partner, he remains the

The Timber Barn showroom is located at 8 Spring St. in St. Jacobs. company manager. While Henrik has always nourished a strong entrepreneurial appetite, Jarmo enjoyed the shop. “I’m more in the shop; I enjoy the production aspect of it, doing good work and keeping busy that way. I enjoy the actual hands-on woodwork,” Jarmo said. “The challenge of running the business, expanding it, trying to make sure its successful , hiring new people, developing new products and trying to stay on the cutting edge of what people are wanting is very

rewarding,” he added. The Timber Barn is located at 8 Spring St. in St. Jacobs and can be seen from King Street. Visitors can walk in to view HBK products starting this weekend. Among the showroom’s samples are different styles of custom staircases, modern-style wooden furniture and custom furniture re-created from reclaimed barn wood. More information on HBK United Custom Woodworks can be found on the company website: www. hbkunited.ca.


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FOR SALE

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Our St. Jacobs Retail Store currently has the following opportunity...

Home Furniture Sales Associate

7877 WELLINGTON RD. 8 P.O. BOX 248 DRAYTON, ON. N0G 1P0

Assistant Service Manager

You will provide courteous and efficient customer service while selling furniture, appliances and accessories. In addition, you will process purchases in a computerized inventory system, order merchandise, arrange attractive merchandise displays, and respond to Dealer and telephone inquiries. You are service oriented and have good computer, mathematical and communication skills. Sales experience and fluency in both English and French are assets. You are available to work some weekends. If you are interested in becoming part of Home Hardware, please forward your resume, quoting HF Sales Associate, by Friday, September 7, 2012, to: Dayna Weber, Recruitment, Human Resources Department, Home Hardware Stores Limited, 34 Henry St. W., St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0 E-mail: hr@homehardware.ca Fax: 519-664-4711 Phone: 519-664-4975 (Microsoft Documents Only)

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Full-time permanent & Student positions available

Tri-Mech Inc. is a mechanical company specializing in Gas Fitting, Hydronic Heating, Geothermal, Furnaces, Air Conditioning and High Pressure Cleaning Systems. We service Agricultural, light commercial and residential systems. Applicants should be able to work with minimal supervision, have good customer relation skills and general computer skills. Duties would include but not limited to service management, safety management, data entry, and customer service. Applicants are invited to submit a letter of application or resume by fax to 519-638-3342, or by email to jobs@trimech.ca

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We are currently looking for a full time cashier to join our friendly, customer focused team. Your abilities would include: previous retail experience; an ability to communicate well; you are a team player and are friendly with a helpful mature attitude; you learn quickly, follow direction and have previous computer skills: you are reliable, hard working and able to work weekdays, evenings and weekends

We are currently looking for a part-time (possibly leading to full-time) retail sales person to join our customer focused team. You have knowledge in hardware and/or electrical. Previous retail experience or working with the public is an asset. You are a team player, friendly, with a helpful mature attitude; you follow direction and have previous computer skills: you are reliable, hard working and able to lift heavy objects. Work hours include weekdays, evenings and weekends.

You may apply through our website www.elmirahomehardware.ca , or directly to Elmira Home Hardware, 22 Church St., Elmira, attention to Louise Bexton, Store Manager.

You may apply through our website www.elmirahomehardware.ca , or directly to Elmira Home Hardware, 22 Church St., Elmira, attention to Louise Bexton, Store Manager.

HELP WANTED

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EVENING DELIVERY DRIVER Needed immediately for New Orleans Pizza in Elmira. Cash paid out plus tips To apply:

CLEANER REQUIRED FOR medium size grocery store in Elmira. 6 days per week, 3 hours per day, evenings. Call 519-722-4459, after 6 p.m. FITTER-WELDER WITH EXPERIENCE on construction sites. Mechanically inclined. C.W.B. certified preferred. Will also train if willing to learn. Fax 519-742-9803. Email metcon@rogers.com

Call. (519) 669-1505 e-mail: Elmira@neworleanspizza.ca for more information. HOW TO REACH US

ENGLISH HORSEBACK RIDING lessons available Tuesdays to Fridays starting Sept. 4th, 2012 at Sonnenhof Stables new Breslau/Maryhill. We are conveniently located to Elmira, Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo. Ages 8 yrs and up. For more information please call Ute at 519-749-5942 or email sonnenhofstables@gmail. com

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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: ELMIRA based furniture company now hiring for mature full time general labourer position, day shift. Fax resume to 519-669-8820 or call 519-669-3143.

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Monthly PUBLIC Vehicle to be held at

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Sat Sept 8th 9:30am 2008 Ford Ranger FX4 4x4 Super Cab 2 - 07/08 Ford F250XL Superduty Pickups 2007 Pontiac Vibe Wagon 2 - 06/07 Ford Taurus SE’s 2006 Chev Malibu LTZ 2006 Dodge RAM Quad 4x4 Pickup 2005 Cadillac Escalade AWD 2005 Toyota Celica GT 2 - 04/05 Optra/Aveo’s 2002 Dakota Club Sport 2002 Dodge RAM 8 pass. Wagon 2000 Lincoln Navigator AWD 1995 VW BEETLE (Mexico) Sedan 2003 Lincoln TOWNCAR CARTIER 2001 Ford F250 XLT 4x4 Super Cab Pickup 1996 Prowler 25-5L 5th Wheel Trailer c/w Slide 2009 Yamaha 950 Touring M/C 2007 Yamaha Majestic 400 Scooter www.mrjutzi.ca - Website is updated daily as vehicles arrive!

THE CHILDREN’S PLACE Nursery School is reopening this fall, and introducing a Music and Arts Program. We are licensed preschool in Conestogo running for over 30 years. Your child will be introduced to Guitar, Drums, and Keyboard. Daily Arts and Crafts, Singing Songs, Story Time. Healthy snack provided. $25 per day. 2 days per week. 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Call 519-210-0314.

SOLID MAPLE CUPBOARDS complete. In excellent condition. $2100. 519-846-0509.

FARM EQUIPMENT 2 - MF 750 Combines. Each has a flex head with auto height control and a pick up head. Both have done barley and wheat and are ready for beans. Ph: 519-843-5779 or 519-831-9215.

PETS TRAINING & SEMINAR with Brad Pattison Sept. 8 & 9. Followed by BBQ fundraiser to raise money for Elmira’s Dog Park. Check out http:// www.pawsitivecanineconnection.com for more info and contact shanna@pawsitivecanineconnection.com to register.

WANTED

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BEFORE AND AFTER school care in My home in Elmira. Three spots available. Breakfast, snacks and transportation. Drove school bus for 7 years, police check and CPR training. Call 519-669-9238 or leah.r@live.ca

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.

PARTIAL LIST ONLY!!! No Buyer’s Premium!

LADIES Wanted for PICK UP HOCKEY 8:30 p.m. Mondays in St. Jacobs. ALL skill levels welcome. Also looking for a Goalie (free to play). Email jodin15@hotmail.com or call 519-580-1478 for more information. First come first serve!!

AUTOMOTIVE 2006 FORD E150 7 Passenger Conversion Van. Mint condition. Seller is motivated, make offer. 519-580-9796.

RENTALS GARAGE AND CAR Lot for rent. Call Jerry 519-213-1123 or cell 519-581-8859.

VIEWING: Friday Sept 7th, 2012, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm TERMS: $500.00 Deposit on Each Vehicle, or as announced

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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

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

NEW LISTING

Independently Owned and Operated

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

$279,000 LARGE WORKSHOP

Heidelberg - Bungalow with lg Workshop. This

$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.

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.

$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.

Paul Martin SALES REPRESENTATIVE

CALL CALL DIRECT DIRECT

519-503-9533

$359,000 FEELS LIKE HOME!

Elmira - Open concept raised bungalow on quiet street. Airy kit w/huge island overlooking LR & DR, perfect for entertaining. Spacious master w/2 closets. Finished basement w/big rec room featuring corner gasFP, office & additional bedroom. Foyer walk out to lg deck overlooking yard & shed. MLS 1234683 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.

$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.

$515,000 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!

www.homeswithpaul.ca

$384,000 FABULOUS BUNGALOW

Alli Bauman SALES REPRESENTATIVE

CALL CALL DIRECT DIRECT

519-577-6248

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.

$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

$289,000 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.

www.elmiraandareahomes.com

Bill Norris SALES REPRESENTATIVE

CALL CALL DIRECT DIRECT

519-588-1348

www.elmiraandareahomes.com

OUTSTANDING AGENTS. OUTSTANDING RESULTS.

$394,000 BACKING ONTO GREEN SPACE!

Elmira - Backing onto Green space! This fantastic home 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.

$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.

$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!


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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

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

FANTASTIC BAY LOCATION

3 Arthur St. S. Elmira • www.remaxsolidgold.biz

VILLAGE OF FLORADALE

Broker

OFFICE: 519-669-5426

BERT MARTIN, BROKER

Broker

1 ACRE PROPERTY

ALMOST 1/2 ACRE PROPERTY

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

Call Bert For Your FREE Market Evaluation

CLASSIC CAPE COD

$169,000 Conestogo Lake. Great lake frontage with beach area. Dock and electric winch for your boat. 3 bedroom cottage with Bunkie. Welcoming mature treed laneway to generous sized lot. Great relaxing spot. MLS

$309,900. Great family living space in this 3+ bedroom home. Features include a country kitchen, dining room with walk out to deck which overlooks farmland. Within walking distance to parks, school and stores. MLS

$365,000 PALMERSTON Private setting on paved road, custom built bungalow with attached dbl garage, hardwood & ceramic flr, walkout to deck & hot tub, bonus detached double garage/SHOP! MLS

$359,000 ST. CLEMENTS Country property minutes to KW! Conveniently located on paved road, 4 level backsplit setback amongst mature trees for privacy, walkout to large deck & backyard, double driveway, attached garage plus detached SHOP with hydro! MLS

BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED

NEW BUNAGLOW

AFFORDABLE SEMI

180’ DEEP YARD

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.

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 LISTING!

$273,000 DRAYTON WOW! Impressive home, 4 bdrms, 2 renovated bathrooms including a 5 pc cheater ensuite, lovely maple kitchen with walkout to deck & 144’ yard, large living room and bright lower level rec room, attached garage and double interlock driveway. MLS

$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

$179,000 DRAYTON Some updates include new gas furnace, new roof, new deck! Newer flooring in the living room and kitchen, freshly painted main floor, 3 bdrms 2 bathrooms, backs onto greenbelt. 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. $499,900.

$195,000 DRAYTON Spacious two storey semi backing onto greenbelt, 3 bdrms, 2 bathrooms, double driveway, walkout to deck & huge yard. 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

BROKERAGE

Mildred Cell: 519-741-6970 | Len Cell: 519-741-6368

www.thefreyteam.com OPEN HOUSE 2-4pm Sun. Sept 2 - 7361 Sideroad 12 Mapleton Twp. Well maintained home on 4 acres with open field at the rear. Has a lovely bungalo with gormet kitchen and breakfast bar. Finished basement with walk out. 25X40 insulated, hydro, heat and concrete floor storage shed is always a great use on this size of property. This home has all the bells and whistles. Come out to view MLS 1225283 or Call Mildred Frey to view any time. Directions Take County Rd. 8 through Drayton 2 roads west, Turn Right on Sideroad 12. You will see our arrow and open house sign on this corner. Property on Right approx 3 KLM. If you are looking for a country property it is worth your time to come out on Sunday.

Price $549,900 OPEN HOUSE 2-4pm Sun. Sept 2 - 34 Robb Rd. Elmira.

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

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.

Sales Rep.

OPEN HOUSE Monday. September 3, 11:00-1:00pm 61 William St., Elmira YOU’LL BE IMPRESSED - with the large fam. rm addition w/cathedral ceiling & large windows. Oversized dining area. Main flr. laundry, bathrm. and master bdrm. 2 bdrms upstairs. Huge rec.rm. w/high ceiling. Newer doors, windows, furnace & deck. MLS. REDUCED TO $259,900.

Your referrals are appreciated! dale@kellersellsrealestate.com

® REALTY LTD., BROKERAGE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

519.500.1865 (Direct)

Dale R. Keller

17 Church St. W., Elmira • 519.669.1544 (Business)

LOCATION LOCATION.- great family home close to all schools. Country kitchen w/lge. ding area overlooking the rec. rm. Spacious bedrooms. Office & 3pc. in lower level. W/O basement. Remodelled bthrms. Large lot. MLS $357,900.

WELL APPOINTED EXECUTIVE HOME- on 90’x255’ lot! Beautiful master suite with F.P. and ensuite. Spacious principal rooms. Main flr. office and bedroom. Covered rear porch & patio. MLS $499,900.

Pride of ownership is evident in this first time home buyers delight. If you are planning to retire or downsize, this is a perfect bungalow. Some features are finished basement, gas fireplace, fenced yard, attached garage, Central Air, Rough-in for central vac, walkout from family room to rear yard. Come and see this beauty or call Len Frey for your personal viewing.

Sales Representative

www.KellerSellsRealEstate.com | dale@kellersellsrealestate.com

Great Family or Starter Home $265,000.00 Linwood. Just steps to school, huge yard, a very large deck, a big eat in kitchen, and large family room with wood burning fireplace, make this a great family home or starter. New bath with in floor heating and whirlpool tub. You'll be impressed. Call Dale. MLS.

Country All Around LINWOOD -12 acres overlooking the countryside. Exceptionally well built. Gourmet kitchen. Enjoy the view of the pond from several rooms! TRIPLE garage. Everything you’d expect & more! MLS. $899,000.

NEW Price $289,900 Thinking of Buying or Selling call or email today! Free, no obligation, Opinions of value

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

www.thurrealestate.com

$528,500. 7280 Wellington Rd 12. Beautifully landscaped with a nice stand of trees. All brick quality construction with a fully finished basement and loads of features. Bright and spacious would lend itself to a granny suite or a large family. Walk down from garage. Flexible closing. MLS.

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FAMILY ALBUM BIRTHDAY

ANNIVERSARY

ANNIVERSARY

ANNIVERSARY

Happy 80th Birthday Gerry Frey

Happy 30th Anniversary

Clare & Christal Kappes

Robert and Alice Martin (nee Wideman)

With love, you wife, children and grandchildren

Mom & Dad

Love: Ryan, Megan, Brooke and Skyler

ENGAGEMENT

MEMORIAM

Brooke and Skyler would like to announce the engagement of their parents!

NORRIS, Bill Sr.

are celebrating their

40th wedding anniversary

were married September 6th, 1952

An Open House will be held at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Hall, Heidelberg on September 9 from 2 to 4 to celebrate the event. Light refreshments will be served. Best wishes only.

Congratulations Mom and Dad on 60 years of marriage! May God continue to keep you in His care. Love from your family. A family celebration was held in their honor.

OBITUARY

OBITUARY

Stanaitis, Justine

Soehner, Marjorie (neé Mulholland)

May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper so that you may hear, We will always love and miss you, And wish that you were here. In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather who passed away September 3, 1986.

Love and Remembered... Bill and Ruth Norris and Families

THANK YOU

DEATH NOTICES

Thank You

BOSOMWORTH, JOHN L. | Of Normanby Township, passed away at home after a valiant struggle with cancer on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the age of 72 years. Local relative is his daughter Karen Lair of St. Jacobs.

The family of the late Doris Marie Bast would like to extend sincere gratitude and deep appreciation to relatives, friends and neighbours for their prayers and expressions of sympathy. We lost a dear wife, mother and grandmother through a tragic accident. We sincerely thank everyone who gave us their support in many ways including floral tributes, donations, cards and condolences expressed during the visitation a the Dreisinger Funeral Home in Elmira We thank Mr. Steenson for his guidance, support and ongoing care. We appreciated Pastor Fred Lichti’s guidance following the accident and his message during the service held at the Floradale Mennonite Church. We thank all who participated to present a meaningful memorial service for Doris who had dealt with her limitations brought on by Multiple Sclerosis with determination and graciousness. We thank the food committee of Elmira Mennonite Church for serving lunch and the members of the Floradale Mennonite Church for sharing their facilities. Special thanks to Larry and Dian Ferguson and Pam Smith for providing dinner to our family and extended families. We miss Doris but are grateful for the times we shared and the example she gave us of living with her limitations. God Bless You Ralph and Family

BROX, REV. DR. HOWARD LEWIS | At The Brant Centre,

Peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Chateau Gardens, Elmira, in her 87th year. Justine (Pőllath) Stanaitis, formerly of RR 1, West Montrose, was the beloved wife of the late Stan Stanaitis (September 1998). Dear mother of Norbert “Norm” and Marlene of RR 1, West Montrose, and Ron and Susan of Vancouver, BC. Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Joe and Nicole. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Adolf and Inge, and Maria Pőllath, and their families, all of Germany. Predeceased by one brother Josef of Germany. Justine will be remembered for her generosity and hard work. She was a market gardening vendor at Kitchener Market for over 40 years. The family received their relatives and friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Wednesday August 29, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. Interment in Memory Gardens, Breslau. In her memory, donations to Chateau Gardens Auxiliary would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy

www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com

Burlington on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, Rev. Dr. Howard Brox of Burlington, in his 90th year. Local relatives are his brother Donald Brox (Dorie) of Elmira.

Passed away peacefully on Friday, August 24, 2012 at Chateau Gardens, Elmira in her 93rd year. Marjorie was the beloved wife of the late Harry E. Soehner (March 31, 2010). Dear mother of John of Bolingbroke, Tom (Anne Hopping) of Campbell River, BC, David and Linda of Holland Centre, Mark (Cindy Judd) of Calgary, Joyce and Bob Rees of Markham. Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Dorothy (Buckley) of Bermuda, brother Ross of Sarnia, and sister Beryl (Starke) of Victoria. Predeceased by her parents George and Margaret (Schwalm) Mulholland, daughter Diane Craig (1994), son Douglas (1984), sister Ruth, and brother William. The family received their relatives and friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Marjorie’s life and faith was held at St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Hans Borch officiating, followed by interment in St. James Lutheran Cemetery. In Marjorie’s memory, donations to St. James Lutheran Church or Elmira and District Association for Community Living would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com

BUDER, KENNETH WILLIAM | August 16, 1939 - August 26, 2012 Passed

away surrounded by his family at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener after a courageous battle with cancer. Local relatives are his brother Don (Sandy) of Wellesley.

THANK YOU

THANK YOU

DEATH NOTICES

Thank You!

Thank You!

WILKINS, PAUL | Passed away after

We would like to thank all of our friends and family for the cards, gifts, and well wishes on our 60th Anniversary.

I would like to thank my daughters, Melissa and Melanie and family for the wonderful Open House they arranged for my 65th Birthday which was on August 7, 2012, but celebrated on August 26, 2012 and for the family and friends who came to make my Birthday such a memorable day!

Elmer and Betty Bauman

May God Bless You All! Ellen Clifford

a brief illness, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Grand River Hospital, at the age of 51. Paul worked at Home Hardware in St. Jacobs for 27 years.

SOPHIA TOLLI PALOMA BLANCA MIKAELLA MON CHERI MOONLIGHT ELLA ROSA ALEXIA DESIGNS

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WOOLWICH ORANGE DEFEATS WILMOT TO TAKE TOP SPOT

FAMILY ALBUM CONT. BIRTHDAY

Happy 50th Birthday

Maureen McCoy!

Your Family Loves You!

DON’T FORGET TO TAKE US. INCLUDE US IN YOUR TRAVEL PLANS. SNAP A PIC WITH YOU, THE OBSERVER AND A LANDMARK & SEND IT IN.

Woolwich Orange won the girls’ 11/12 soccer league defeating Wilmot Gold in the final game 1-0. Back row: Brooke Murphy, Hannah Bettke, Marv Schaus. Middle row: Alexa deVries, Kayla Roach-Frey, Erika Buehler, Jenna Cameron, Kim Bowman, Ashley Bowman, Katherine Ormson, Tegan Schaus, Kenzie Harris. Front: Hilary Bauman. Absent: Elisa Haley, Sami Martin, August Topp, Terry Martin. [SUBMITTED]

MUNICIPLE | REGIONAL PUBLIC NOTICES

CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUED COMM/ INDUSTRIAL FOR RENT

2011 Audited Financial Statements Please take notice that copies of the Township’s 2011 Audited Financial Statements are available at the Finance Department, Main Floor, 24 Church Street West, Elmira, or for viewing and download on the Township’s website, at www.woolwich.ca. The statements may be found on the website by following the links from “Township Services� to “Finance� to “Budgeting & Reporting�. These statements have been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles set for Canadian municipalities through the Public Sector Accounting Board.

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LEGAL NOTICES

ELMIRA STORE 1560 sq. ft. plus unfinished basement with shelving - front & rear entrances, move in condition. $1175.00/mth plus utilities and taxes. Suitable for retail or office. Phone Allan 519-669-8074 or Paul 519669-8582. Email allanpoffenroth@gmail.com FOR RENT - For Not For Profit Woolwich Township organization or charity. Older 3 bedroom house about 1300 sq. ft. known as Kiwanis house. Plenty of parking, has central air. Rent will include all utilities and maintenance. Monthly rent negotiable. Located near Elmira Memorial Centre (arena & pool) KIWANIS HOUSE could share with other “not for profit� group or charity. Email allanpoffenroth@gmail.com

GARAGE SALES

MATTHEW GARRETT, YOUR goods are being held in storage at Some Place Safe Self Storage in Guelph. If all past due rent is not paid in full by 5 p.m. on September 7, 2012, your goods will be sold by auction.

LOST & FOUND LOST CAT - Long hair, orange with white, large adult female named “Molly�. Very friendly, declawed front paws, indoor-only. Call 519210-0104.

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALE - Sept. 8, 22 Geddes St. Winterbourne. 8a.m. start, no early birds please. Excellent variety, including furniture and collectibles. Bring your trailer.

ST. CLEMENTS COMMUNITY Wide Garage Sale & BBQ Saturday September 8, 2012, 8:00am \endash 1:00pm For information contact Jen Connolly 519-699-9277 or Melanie Martin 519-699-5116 Find us on Facebook! Search St. Clements Recreation Service Board

GARAGE SALE! 15 Second St. Elmira. Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:30 till 12:00. Tools, step ladder, lawnmower, odds and ends. MOVING SALE SATURDAY, September 1. 27 Pheasant Dr, Elmira. Starting at 7:00 a.m. Furniture, dishes, gardening tools, odds and ends.

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China becomes extension of the classroom Seven St. John’s-Kilmarnock students get a firsthand experience of Mandarin during a 15-day trip ELENA MAYSTRUK China’s ancient ruins, street clamor and tropical monsoons became a colorful reality for seven students from St. John’sKilmarnock School in Breslau. In August the school sent them to Ganquan Foreign Languages Middle School, a sister school in the heart of Shanghai. Head of St. John’s-Kilmarnock Norman Southward says the connections made by the school are essential to the kids. “They are remarkable trips. … It is the demographic reality of Canada that we are already a very diverse population. That exists anyway. But to diversify that further only creates better understanding of the world for our students,” he explained. “Learning Mandarin was pretty good, it would be a pretty useful language to know,” said SJK student James Webber, who joined three friends, Kyle Conrad and sisters Chloe and Lauren Good, on the trip. The students left Canada Aug. 1 for the 15-day trip, but their excursion was no vacation. Though they certainly had a chance to see the sights – the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, and a popular market on Silk Street – much of their time was taken up with studying the Mandarin language and living through some volatile weather. The students were coming back from a trip to the Bund, a waterfront

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Lauren Good, James Webber and Chloe Good with some of the souvenirs and painted fans they crafted during a monsoon in Shanghai. They were part of a group of seven St. John’sKilmarnock students who travelled to China on an exchange trip. [ELENA MAYSTRUK / THE OBSERVER] boardwalk from which they viewed the Oriental Pearl Tower, Chloe Good explained as three student started to tell the story of a monsoon. “Were going back to school that night, they [tour directors] were just like ‘oh by the way there’s going to be a large typhoon tomorrow and its going to be the biggest one we’ve had in quite a few years,’” she said. “They told us afterwards

that there were four levels to the intensity of the typhoon. The lowest one was blue and then yellow, orange and red ... being the most severe,” Lauren continued. “[The school coordinator] smiles and says ‘oh, yeah, this typhoon is red.’” The storm went around the city instead of directly through as predicted but the students spent their time inside anyway, watching the U-shaped streets

of Shanghai, designed for flood drainage, fill with water as high winds drove torrents of rain. Two days inside of a student dormitory didn’t dampen their spirits, however. They spent their hours busy with painting fans, making artificial flowers and building models. On the second day, when rains finally let up, they went out into the grounds and ran to their language classes, umbrel-

las in hand. As part of the school’s baccalaureate program, the school offers exchanges to sister schools and reciprocates by hosting foreign students. Prior to talks with Chinese schools two years ago, St. John’s Kilmarnock had already created connections in Tibet and Kenya. The recent addition of Mandarin language studies through

Being a café and catering business, we must be prepared and aware of common dietary restrictions. In the café, we always have a way to accommodate the restrictions whether it is an allergy (like wheat), sensitivity (like gluten) or a choice (like vegan). With our caterings we are even more flexible since we have time ahead to plan and create a menu according to your dietary needs. In fact, we are catering a gluten-free and dairyfree wedding this weekend. Being celiac certainly has its drawbacks, but in recent years it’s becoming more common. Today’s chefs have to become more creative with gluten free ingredients while incorporating them into menu items that will be appealing to the masses. One ingredient we love using at the café is quinoa. According to website www.celiac.com, quinoa is gluten-free, high in fiber and a complete protein, meaning it has all nine amino acids. We like to think of it as a power grain, and it’s mighty tasty too. This stuff can be served hot or cold and unused por-

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2012 8TH ANNUAL WELLESLEY Soap Box Classic; 2 p.m. Start: Ramp opposite First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Nafziger Road. Finish: Nafziger Road at Lawrence Street. 4 race classes – ages 8 and up. Come out for an afternoon of racing and fun. More information visit www.wellesleyboardoftrade.com.

WATERWAYS: SHARING OUR STORIES - New Hamburg Branch Library and One Book, One Community present storyteller Mary-Eileen McClear, who will read excerpts from Lakeland, and tell folktales and environmental stories. The audience will then be invited to share their own memories of the lakelands in their lives. The event will take place at Kirkpatrick Park Gazebo, New Hamburg, 7-8:30 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Ernie Ritz Room. Contact the New Hamburg Branch at 519-662-1112 or nhlib@ regionofwaterloo.ca, or Library Headquarters: libhq@regionofwaterloo.ca.

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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. THE CAREGIVER COFFEE HOUR group will meet at Chateau Gardens, 11 Herbert St. Elmira, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Cara from the Alzheimer Society will speak on the topic of behaviours. If you are caring for someone with Alzheimers or a related dementia you may find the information and group support helpful to you. Please call Lorraine 519-664-3794 or Cara at 519-7421422 for more information.

THE WOOLWICH CAREGIVER GROUP will meet at the Woolwich Community Health Centre, 10 Parkside Dr., St. Jacobs, 10-11 a.m. to discuss caregiver issues and to offer mutual support over a cup of tea. Please call Lorraine 519-664-3794 for more information.

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SEPTEMBER 5 PREPARING YOUTH FOR FAITH Challenges. The congregation of St. Paul’s invites you to hear Dan Smilek, professor at University of Waterloo, speak on faith challenges that youth face in higher education and how the church can rise to meet the challenge. Meal 6-7 p.m. followed by Professor Smilek’s presentation from 7-8 p.m. Held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 27 Mill St., Elmira. A free will offering to cover the meal expenses will be taken. For more information 519-669-2593 or stpauls@golden.net.

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SEPTEMBER 11 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. THE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10 – 12:00 noon at Woolwich Community Health Centre, 10 Parkside Dr., St. Jacobs. This group is comprised of stroke survivors, their caregivers and peer facilitators. If you are interested in more information on this support group or upcoming Living with Stroke classes, call Tiffany Krahn at WCHC, 519-664-3794.

WOOLWICH SLEDGE HOCKEY BBQ Fundraiser. Foodland Plaza, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Support Sledge Hockey in your community.

THE TWIN CITY HARMONIZERS are having FREE voice lessons training Sept. 11 & 18. If you are male and want to learn to sing four part harmony please call Randy at 519-210-0755.

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15TH ANNUAL WALK TO Remember and Butterfly Release. Williamsburg Cemetery, 1541 Fischer Hallman Rd. Kitchener. 3-3:45 p.m. Butterfly release followed by The Walk to Remember, please dress weather accordingly. Open to everyone. All funds raised remain in the community to support the work of Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern

SENIORS COMMUNITY DINING AT noon (doors open 11:30). Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd., St. Jacobs. Cost $11. Community Care Concepts invites you to join us for a hot noon day meal, fellowship and entertainment. Call 519-664-1900 for more information.

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CHINA: Intensive study of the Mandarin language was a key part of the students’ experience FROM | 31

Hanban – a Chinese organization that works to spread Chinese culture internationally – at the school is what started the

exchange process with China. In its second year offering Mandarin lessons, Southward hopes next year the school will attract a number of Chinese

students for a 10-day trip here through the Hanban’s language program. An intensive language course took up much of the travellers’ time in between

trips to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and other attractions. But a chance to experience both language and culture left some of the students hun-

gry for more. “I really wanted to visit China. I’ve always wanted to learn another language other than English and French. I decided what a

great place to learn Mandarin,” Conrad said. “I always wanted to travel the world and see all the places that I can see while I’m still young.”

CHEF’S TABLE: Gluten-free can taste great FROM | 31

tions can be frozen for later use. We encourage you to try this wonderful grain if you haven’t already and experiment with different recipes like the salad and fritter recipes below.

Quinoa Salad (yields 4-6 servings) 2 cups cooked quinoa 1/4 cup scallions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup carrots, diced 1/2 cup of red peppers, diced 1/2 cup celery, diced 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped 3 tsp olive oil Juice from half of a lemon Salt and pepper to taste

SJK students Chloe Good, James Webber, Kyle Conrad and Lauren Good standing on the Great Wall of China with a copy of the Observer. [SUBMITTED]

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Freezing: Take leftover quinoa salad and mix in whisked egg, only using enough egg to bind your salad and form small 1” diameter cakes; Put the cakes on parchment paper and freeze on baking sheet. Transfer into

Ziploc bag once cakes are frozen and store for up to three months. Frying: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C); Prepare dredging station: 1/2 cup of flour in one bowl, one cup of flour in second bowl. Add water to second bowl to create a batter with consistency that will coat the back of spoon; Take quinoa cakes from freezer, then add oil to large pan at medium heat; Coat each cake with dry flour, then with batter and fry. Transfer fried cakes to baking sheet until you have fried all of the cakes you want to make; Bake for 6-8 minutes in the preheated oven and serve with favorite dip.

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STRANGE BUT TRUE / BILL & RICH SONES PH.D.

Random movements the key to defending soccerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big net from penalty kicks WEIRD NOTES

Q.  In soccer, the goal is a lot bigger than the goalkeeper so it should be easy to score, but many penalty takers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Is there any foolproof way of guaranteeing a goal? A.  Not really, since the presence of the goalkeeper can make the target for the kicker much smaller if the defender guesses correctly which side the kicker is aiming at, says University of California neuroscien-

tist Don L. Jewett in â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Scientistâ&#x20AC;? magazine. But if the behavior of either the kicker or goalkeeper becomes predictable, then an advantage can be gained -- not a â&#x20AC;&#x153;guaranteedâ&#x20AC;? goal or save but a better chance of one. To prevent this advantage, both kicker and goalkeeper need to choose a side at random, not easily done in the human brain. Also, goalkeepers may learn to read small giveaway movements of some kickers. To be truly random, perhaps coaches could flip a coin and then send an

order to the kicker, and do likewise for the goalkeeper. In this case, even if the kicker didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to kick to a spot the goalkeeper canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reach, the kick would be successful 50% of the time. Of course, if the kicker is able to hit an unreachable spot, then a score is guaranteed, but such accuracy is hard to achieve. In practice, professional soccer has a penalty-shot success rate of about 75%.

Q.  To quote from the 1897 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Book of Sport and Pastime,â&#x20AC;? the device is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;paradox

A.  First named by the French physicist Leon Foucault in 1852, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;gyroscopeâ&#x20AC;? is traditionally in the form of a heavy spinning disk suspended within supporting rings called gimbals, says Clifford A. Pickover in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Physics Book.â&#x20AC;? When the disk spins rapidly, it seems to defy gravity, or when held in the hand produces a peculiar sensation â&#x20AC;&#x153;as if it were

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onboard, and in spacecraft to help maintain a desired direction.

Q.  If 12345678987654321 is the answer to a particular math question, it must be quite a question ...

A. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Find the square of the number 111,111,111.â&#x20AC;? That, of course, means 111,111,111 times 111,111,111. Amusing and amazing, right?

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2. Arizona Indian 3. Dangerous biters 4. Bolshoi rival 5. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. 6. A person who reneges 7. Artificial leg? 8. Anita Brooknerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hotel du ___â&#x20AC;? 9. Arthur Godfrey played it 10. Follow as a consequence 11. Fire starter 12. Hulled corn 13. (music) a composition played slowly 14. Expressing desire for something 15. Great skilfulness 20. Irritate 25. Bradley University site 27. Chic 28. One who, anneals 29. Breathalyzer attachment 30. Final notice 31. Buggy terrain 32. Carve in stone 37. Bolted 38. Carbonium, e.g. 39. Extremely evil or cruel 44. Desolate

46. Clan members 48. Ballpoint, e.g. 50. Black, as la nuit 51. Biblical birthright seller 52. Drop 54. Euros replaced them 56. Reflexive from of â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;? 58. Religion, 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism 59. Base 60. (Greek mythology) a woman 62. Computer monitor, for short 63. Recluse 65. Nonstop 70. Building that contains an ice surface 71. Strips 72. Howler 76. Aims 77. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Little ___â&#x20AC;? 78. Back 81. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Succeed in Business Without Really Tryingâ&#x20AC;? librettist Burrows 82. Grassland 83. Blackguard SOLUTION: on page 30


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September 1, 2012  

Woolwich Observer community newspaper serving Woolwich and Wellesley Townships in the Region of Waterloo. Located in Elmira.

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