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Roughly 50 people marched through the downtown core of Belleville on March 8, celebrating International Women’s Day. Photo: Steve Jessel PAGE 3

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Proposed layoffs at local hospitals

EMC News - Belleville - Quinte Healthcare Corporation (QHC) has announced a staff planning process that would see a total of roughly 82 employees laid off from the Belleville, Trenton and Prince Edward County hospitals. The process is aimed at closing an expected $10 million funding gap for the 2013/2014 fiscal year. “What we want the community to understand is that we’re absolutely taking patient care into account in this,” said QHC President and CEO Mary Clare Egberts. “Our strategic direction is to have

high-quality and safe care, and all of the decisions we’re making, that is always top of mind for us.” The process would target a wide range of positions both full-time and part-time, including administrative positions and support staff. Roughly half of the proposed reductions would impact nurses. However, with a total of 77 currently vacant positions within QHC, Egberts said she hoped most of the impacted employees would be able to stay with the organization, although possibly in a different role. “Hopefully the majority of our staff who

would like to stay working at the hospital will be able to do so,” Egberts said. “They might be in a slightly different department or doing a slightly different job, but for the majority of people we will be able to retain them here if they wish to stay.” At Belleville General Hospital 40 employees would be effected, at Trenton General Hospital 30, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital nine, as well as three additional positions within the organization. Egberts said that the proposed staff planning process is also part of a “transformation agenda” at QHC,

which will see services typically provided in a hospital setting moved into patients’ homes as well as into community healthcare providers. “It’s a big change for everyone, but the patient care will still be there,” Egberts said. “Now this will take a long time to work through this evolution, and this is not something that is going to happen overnight.” QHC announced in fall 2012 that the anticipated financial gap between expected revenues and expenses could be as high as $10 million for its fiscal year that Please see “Local” on page 3



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EMC News - Spring is rapidly approaching and with it all the dangers associated with cold, fast-flowing water. Quinte Conservation Communications Specialist Jennifer MayAnderson warns, “As snow and ice begin to melt, local waterways including lakes, rivers, streams and drains begin to fill up with cold, often fast-moving water.”  May-Anderson explains, “Tragi-

cally, every year children drown in Ontario’s waterways. Children are often interested in exploring rushing streams and thawing ponds during the warmer days of spring.  Strong spring currents, unstable ice cover and slippery riverbanks can be a real danger to them.” Quinte Conservation is urging all parents and caregivers to ensure thawt children do not play along local wa-

terways. Parents and guardians are urged to keep children off the ice and away from the water. Stream banks may be slippery and treacherous.  Water flows and currents may be strong.  Dams and other water control structures should be avoided at all times. May-Anderson adds that a spring water safety video and

activity sheets are available for download from the Quinte Conservation web site, <>. There are activity sheets appropriate for children from Kindergarten to Grade 6.  The awareness building exercises include colouring sheets, crossword puzzles, word searches and more.

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Sign with inspiring messages for young women were seen throughout the march. Photo: Steve Jessell â&#x20AC;&#x153;This movement needs more women, and too many of us are isolated in our own small pods,â&#x20AC;? Culhane said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do our work, we go home, we look after our kids. We do not realize what an impact we can have on an individual basis; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned that in my 65 years and I use that every opportunity I get.â&#x20AC;? A common theme from the march was equality, as across the world women are still paid on average 77

Workplace psychological health and safety risk factors

EMC News - Belleville - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now is the time for employers to identify and address the psychological health and safety risk factors in workplaces,â&#x20AC;? says Bernadette Hymus, Workplace Health Co-ordinator at Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the past, health and safety efforts focused on physical health and safety, but the personal, social and economic toll of workplace psychological hazards has been mounting over the last several years and action needs to be taken,â&#x20AC;? says Hymus. In January of this year, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the Bureau de normalisation du QuĂŠbec (BNQ), and Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) ofďŹ cially released Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst national standard designed to help organizations and their employ-


cents to the dollar that men make. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you look at the progression of events â&#x20AC;Ś women were indentured slaves, all nations all colours all creeds, they worked for nothing,â&#x20AC;? Culhane said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still 77 cents on the dollar for equality with men, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come a long way from nothing to 77 cents, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to make it all the way to the dollar, we would like equal treatment.â&#x20AC;?

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EMC News - Belleville International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day took place on March 8, and to mark the occasion roughly 50 people marched through the downtown core of Belleville in solidarity with similar marches across the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the culmination of a whole lot of work,â&#x20AC;? said organizer Mieke Thorne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are celebrating how far weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come, but for me personally â&#x20AC;Ś here, I can march. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get beat like the women in Zimbabwe. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not perfect, but we have a whole lot more than some people.â&#x20AC;? Chanting slogans and proudly displaying a massive International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day banner, the march and their police escort drew more than a few curious glances as they made their way down Front Street. For Belleville city Councillor Pat Culhane, that kind of attention is exactly what she was hoping would happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A heightened awareness, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best that we could hope for, and every year it

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with the Hastings County Housing Programs Branch to offer the Backyard Bonanza summer day camps at four different social housing sites in Trenton. The program registration will be handled by Hastings County staff with the city co-ordinating and providing part-time summer staff and programming. “Applications have been made to the Canada Summer Jobs program with funding to assist with offsetting staff expenses,” Grimmon noted. “All staffing and operating costs incurred by the city for this program are fully reimbursed by Hastings County.” Terry Cassidy suggested the city provide a list of information on all camps available in the area, including those at the YMCA and conservation authorities. Grimmon said they could post these on the city web site and also have a list at the


EMC News - Quinte West - A committee has been formed to develop a new cycling event in 2013. “Cycling is one of the best returns for tourism dollars,” said Jaclyn Grimmon, manager of Recreation and Tourism Services. The event will start and finish in Centennial Park with route options to include beginner, intermediate and advanced courses in the city. “Staff is co-ordinating with the OPP for route options and logistics,” Grimmon added. Mayor John Williams said they need to charge enough for registration to cover costs for the city. Grimmon confirmed, “We hope to recoup costs.” Grimmon also reported that the city will once again partner

office if people call in. Doug Whitney asked about rumours of a lacrosse team forming in Quinte West. Grimmon said, “It hasn’t been formally approached.” Grimmon said there has been an increase in interest in recreation programs at Tuckers Corners and Batawa. Aerobics programs are held at Tuck-

ers Corners and ballroom dancing will continue in Batawa once a week, as well as yoga. Six new events boards will post 2013 special events in the following locations: Quinte West city hall, Frankford municipal office, Trenton and Frankford splash pads, Quinte West Chamber of Commerce and Fraser Park Marina.

Junior Citizens honoured

EMC Lifestyles - On Friday, March 8, twelve outstanding youth were recognized in front of family and friends for their community involvement at the 32nd annual Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony held at Queen’s Park in Toronto. During the ceremony, each recipient was presented with their award from the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario. OCNA would like to thank corporate sponsors TD Bank Group and Direct Energy, as well its member newspapers for their continued support of the Junior Citizens program.

Junior Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony held at Queen’s Park honoured (top l-r) Dave Walton, Manager, Business Generation, Direct Energy, Arielle Grondin, Ugonna Chigbo, Autumn Hagyard, Emma McCann, Julie Dranitsaris, Hannah Morden, McKenna Modler and Tina Murphy, Manager, Community Relations, TD Bank Group. Bottom (l-r) Annaleise Carr, Luis-Eduardo Grijalva, Natalie McDonald, the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Alexandra Pino and Wesley Prankard. Photo: Submitted

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EMC News - Belleville - For the past several years, the Sears National Kids Cancer Walk/Run has been taking place in Belleville, and for organizer Damon Allen, it’s his way of helping find a cure. “I’ve met people that have cancer; these kids they don’t have a life outside of cancer. They usually can’t go to school, can’t do anything,” Allen said. “This is my way to help out and try to find a cure.” Taking place on Sunday, March 17, at the Quinte Rowing Club, 35 Keegan Parkway, Belleville, the event is a five-kilometre walk or run to raise funds for the Sears Coast to Coast Cancer Foundation. Prizes are awarded for the top three fund raisers and the top three runners, and registration is accepted right up until the day of. Allen said reception has been mixed in past years, but with about 30 participants signed up so far he’s hoping for anywhere between 40 to 50 participants. Anyone interested is asked to bring $20 or collect $20 or more in pledges. Pledge sheets can be found at Red Ball Radio, 6 North Front Street, Belleville, or online at <>. The run begins at 10 a.m., and all are welcome. For more information, visit <>.

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EMC Entertainment - When the first Canadian Screen Awards took place this past Sunday, Prince Edward County was strongly represented, although maybe not in the way most people would expect. Each of the 200 physical awards were painstakingly handcrafted from start to finish in the county, and for Glen Wallis of Wallis Awards—whose company had the contract—this was almost the most surprising part. “We were pleasantly surprised that so much of it could be done here,” Wallis said. “It was never taken for granted that I was going to be able to find everyone involved here within such a small community.” With the amalgamation of the wellknown Genie and Gemini awards this year, the new Canadian Screen awards needed a new award and a new image to represent the achievements of Canadian actors, directors, screenwriters, and evGlen and Susan Wallis stand with a large replica of eryone else who works behind he scenes the award they created at the inaugural Canadian of Canadian television and film. Enter Screen Awards. Photo: Submitted Wallis, who for the past 16 years had

manufactured and produced the Geminis, and the Genies for slightly less time. However, creating a new award from scratch presented a different challenge for Wallis, as all he had to work with was a two-dimensional rendering of the proposed award created by Endeavour Marketing. “We worked closely with Endeavour

“This was fun because I was more involved with making this one, designing it,” and Wallis Awards to develop a statue that symbolizes two screens with the public at the core of it all,” says Helga Stephenson, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television CEO. “The new Canadian Screen Awards statue celebrates Canadian talent and Canadian

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productions, now destined for multiple screens.” Wallis enlisted the help of Shane Anderson and Aaron Brough of RT Connor, a small machine shop in Picton. A final design of a solid brass award measuring roughly ten inches tall was created, and RT Connor set out to create the individual pieces needed. RT Connor had to be careful; any scratches or dings would be magnified once the statues were polished by Doug Stack of Carrying Place. Once the pieces of the awards were created, Wallis began the process of assembling the statues by hand, one at a time. “This was fun because I was more involved with making this one, designing it,” Wallis said. Glen and wife Susan Wallis were then invited to the awards show that took place on March 3. Hosted by Canadian Comedian Martin Short, over 2.9 million Canadians tuned in to see the locally manufactured trophies being handed out. “It was a huge success this year,” Wallis said. “Everyone seemed to really appreciate the fact that they combined the Geminis and the Genies … it was a big success.”


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EMC News - Belleville - An eager field of students gathered at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre on Saturday, March 2, for the 11th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest hosted by the Quinte Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). The sounds of groaning joints and snapping structures were punctuated by delighted squeals as one by one the aspiring designers subjected their bridges to the destructive power of the Quinte Chapter bridge buster. Using only 100 standard popsicle sticks and white glue each bridge was constructed to span a half-metre gap. In this standard class the top prize was taken home by the team of Grace, Nimue and Rose Moore. Their design supported a considerable 349.6 pounds before collapsing to a pile of dust and splinters. Second- and third-place honours were taken home by Liam Moore and Ayden Moore who supported 318.8 and 216.2 pounds respectively. For the first time this year the chapter introduced an open class that allowed 200 popsicle sticks and any single-part glue. Three entries in this class demonstrated both strength and resilience of design. After Tess Friar won the open class with a sturdy construction supporting 236.4 pounds, members of the Quinte Chapter assisted her in modifying the bridge for a second (unofficial) test. Without making any structural changes, the second test topped out at a staggering 575 pounds. This was a new record for the Quinte Chapter contest. Prizes for best looking bridge, most innovative design and most promising bridge builder were handed out to Sarah Kiar, the team of Emily Palmateer and Emily Taylor and Callum Friar respectively after volunteer engineers from the Quinte Chapter evaluated the registered entries. The annual contest is run by the Quinte Chapter (one of 35 chapters across the prov-


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chance of forming a government is nil. When it comes time to vote you will have lost the majority of us because we’ve had enough of your cuts; our hospitals and health care are bleeding to death! Health care services are being eliminated, discontinued or forced out into the private for-profit sector despite the fact we not only pay a provincial income tax we also pay a health tax brought in by this Liberal government to help fund health care. The funding would certainly be available if this government hadn’t totally squandered multi millions of dollars on such infamous projects such as e-Health, Ornge, and the relocation of two gas-fired electric generating plants in order to attempt to garner a few more votes at election time. The lack of common sense and oversight on these projects is mind-boggling. We have yet to face the huge costs as a result of the “Green Energy Act.” As usual, no common sense applied. Another disturbing aspect of this underfunding and reduction of services is the impact it will have on our ability to attract and retain doctors in this province. When you discontinue services you, in effect, reduce the earning ability of the doctors involved. That certainly isn’t a positive incentive for a doctor to set up a practice in Ontario! We already have thousands of families who have no family doctor and in the direction we are heading this will get worse, not better. Then there’s the problem of appointments with specialists when needed. The wait times are long now and will only increase as qualified specialists leave on graduation or established specialists relocate to greener pastures. As a province we rate eighth in per capita spending on public health care, eighth in spending as a percentage of provincial GDP and dead last (tenth out of ten provinces) in Ontario Public Hospital Funding. This is unconscionable given that Ontario sends more money to Ottawa than it gets back so the federal government can distribute the differ-

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could earn as the prime minister running an entire country. An additional concern is that while hospitals are being downsized in terms of beds available and services rendered the salaries keep going up. In the real world if you run a smaller organization you would normally be paid less, not continue to receive increases! Where does it all end? The people who cast the votes and shake their heads in wonderment would really like to know. Perhaps it’s time to show some true leadership and stop this endless round of cuts and discontinued health care services to those who put you in power in the first place. Tom Alexander, Trenton

Soccer scoring etc. Dear Editor, Not keeping score, eliminating standings, tournaments, trophies and most likely end-of-year banquets— how about adding team jackets and uniforms. I know let’s make all the jerseys the same colour and, of course, no bad names like the tigers or whatever. Sorry for the sarcasm but this is so damaging to these players. So what happens if a player is better than another? Are they going to move him to a weaker team to bolster that team? No matter what sport we are talking about, these kids like all that might be taken away. I was involved in kids hockey for

many years in Ottawa. Our leagues thrived on competition and all of the above, especially the end-of-year banquets where the players got together as a team one more time to receive their trophies. In a high number of cases any sport has the parent or parents who make the kid not want to be involved because of their pushing and antics, not any of the above. Later in life when these kids have to compete for jobs, university whatever, they know what it is all about. Let the kids be kids whether they are good or mediocre. Gene Hamelin, Hastings

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Add M-H - Methadone Holding Zone to existing Zone

Zoning By-Law Amendment By-Law Number 13-28 Former City of Trenton City of Quinte West

Add M-H - Methadone Holding Zone to existing Zone

Zoning By-Law Amendment By-Law Number 13-29 Former City of Trenton City of Quinte West


Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Quinte West passed By-law Numbers 13-28, 13-29, 13-30 and 13-31 on the 4th day of March, 2013, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.P. 13, as amended. Pursuant to Section 34(19) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P. 13, as amended, only a person or public body who, before the by-law was passed, made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council for the City of Quinte West may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Corporation of the City of Quinte West not later than the 3rd day of April, 2013, a notice of appeal setting out the basis of the objection and must be accompanied by the $125.00 fee, made payable to the Treasurer of Ontario, as required by the Ontario Municipal Board. Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. The purpose and effect of application D09/Q06/13 is to amend Zoning By-law #773359 (Trenton Ward) and Zoning By-law #2076-80 (Sidney Ward), as amended to include definitions and zone provisions for “methadone clinic”, “pharmacy, methadone” and “pharmacy”. By-laws 13-28 and 13-29 require increased setbacks from sensitive land uses for methadone clinics and methadone pharmacies. The removal of an H – Holding symbol will also be required. The H symbol will only be removed after a public consultation process is completed and a “Community Services and Facilities Study” is completed to the City’s satisfaction. By-laws 1328 and 13-29 also establishes parking requirements for methadone clinics. See Schedule “A-1” to Zoning By-law 77-3359 (Trenton Ward) and Scheduled “B-1” to Zoning By-law 2076-80 (Sidney Ward) below to identify the lands affected. The purpose and effect of application D09/Q06/13 is to amend Zoning Bylaw #78-694 (Murray Ward), and Zoning By-law #97-745 (Frankford Ward), as amended to include definitions for methadone clinic”, “pharmacy” and “pharmacy, methadone”. A copy of each complete by-law is available for inspection at the City of Quinte West Planning and Development Services Department during regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Monday to Friday). Should you require any further information regarding By-law Number 13-28, please contact the City of Quinte West Planning and Development Department at (613) 392-2841 quoting file number D09/Q06/13. Dated at the City of Quinte West this 14th day of March, 2013. DonnaLee Craig, AMCT City Clerk

ence to the so-called “have not” provinces and they can spend more dollars per capita on health care funding than Ontario. Give your head a shake. How does this make any sense whatsoever? Then there’s the millions being wasted on LHINs that could be put into front-line health care. It is commonly believed by the average person in the street (read voter) that the only function the LHIN provides is to establish a buffer between the minister and the public. You may not believe it minister, but we do, and perception is everything. Another bone of contention is the high salaries paid to hospital CEOs and senior administration staff. It seems that to make the big bucks you are better off being the CEO of a hospital than you

FORM 1 PLANNING ACT, R.S.O., 1990, c.P.13, AS AMENDED NOTICE OF THE ADOPTION OF AN OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Quinte West approved all of Amendment Number 1 to the Official Plan for Part of the City of Quinte West as adopted by By-law Number 13-27 on the 4th day of March, 2013 under Section 17 and 22 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.P.13, as amended. And take notice that any person or agency may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Corporation of the City of Quinte West not later than the 3rd day of April, 2013 a notice of appeal setting out the specific part of the proposed Official Plan Amendment to which the appeal applies and the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the $125.00 fee, made payable to the Minister of Finance, as required by the Ontario Municipal Board. The proposed Official Plan Amendment is exempt from approval by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the decision of Council of the Corporation of the City of Quinte West is final if a notice of appeal is not received before or on the last day for filing a notice of appeal. Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a decision of the approval authority to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by any unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or group on its behalf. The purpose and effect of Official Plan Amendment No. 1 is to provide a policy framework for the City of Quinte West to control land use matters related to Methadone clinics and Methadone pharmacies. The purpose of this amendment is to amend the Quinte West Official Plan to include general policies regarding the location of methadone clinics and methadone pharmacies within the municipal boundaries and also to specifically permit methadone clinics and methadone pharmacies within the three specific Planning Districts: Trenton Urban Service Area Planning Districts 2A, 2B, and 8A. By-law #13-27 applies to all lands within the municipal boundaries of the City of Quinte West. The complete by-law is available for inspection in the City of Quinte West Planning and Development Services Office during regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Monday to Friday). Should you require any further information regarding By-law Number 13-27, please contact the City of Quinte West Planning and Development Services Department at (613) 392-2841 quoting file number D09/Q05/13 Dated at the City of Quinte West this 14th day of March, 2013. DonnaLee Craig, AMCT City Clerk


Dear Editor, This is an E-mail I sent to the health minister with copies to the premier, MPP Rob Milligan and the Ontario Health Coalition. The process has been ongoing for some time and has been very obvious for several years. If you amputate limbs from a body one at a time you will eventually reach the point of no return and you kill the body. This is precisely what is happening to our hospitals, particularly those in smaller municipalities. Despite protestations to the contrary it is very obvious that the ultimate goal is to centralize health care in larger hospitals and close all of the smaller ones! We are seeing a constant erosion of funding for health care simply because the provincial government says this is the way it has to be! If you thought governing as a minority was difficult you must realize an election is not too far away and the Liberals


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Venezuela after Chavez

EMC Editorial - “The graveyards are full of indispensable men,” said Georges Clemenceau, prime minster of France during World War I, and promptly died to prove his point. He was duly replaced, and France was just fine without him. Same goes for Hugo Chavez and Venezuela. “Comandante Presidente” Chavez’s death on Tuesday came as no surprise. He was clearly coming home to die when he returned Gwynne Dyer from his last bout of surgery in Cuba in December, and since then everybody in politics in Venezuela has been pondering their post-Chavez strategies. But none of them really knows what will happen in the election that will be held by the end of April, let alone what happens afterward. Venezuela never stopped being a democracy despite 14 years of Chavez’s rule. He didn’t seize power. He didn’t even rig elections, though he used the government’s money and privileged access to the media to good effect. He was elected president four times, the first three with increasing majorities, but the last time, in 2012, he fell back sharply, defeating his rival by only 54 per cent-44 per cent. That is certainly not a wide enough margin to guarantee that his appointed successor, Nicolas Maduro, will win the next election. Maduro will doubtless benefit from a certain sympathy vote, but that effect may be outweighed by the fact that Chavez is no longer there in person to work his electoral magic. If his United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) were to lose that election, it would not be a tragedy. Chavez was an unnecessarily combative and polarising politician and a truly awful administrator, but he has actually achieved what he went into politics for. Twenty years ago Venezuelan politics was a corrupt game fought out between two factions of a narrow elite. Now the task of using the country’s oil wealth to improve the lives of the poor majority is central to all political debate in the country. In last year’s election, the Venezuelan opposition parties managed to unite behind a single presidential candidate, Enrique Capriles, whose political platform was basically “Chavismo” without the demagoguery. In previous elections, the opposition had railed against Chavez’s “socialism” and Marxism, and lost by a wide margin. Capriles, by contrast, promised to retain most of Chavez’s social welfare policies, and lost very narrowly.

Over the past dozen years Chavez’s governments have poured almost $300 billion into improving literacy, extending high school education, creating a modern, universally accessible health-care system, build housing for the homeless, and subsidising household purchases from groceries to appliances. What made that possible was not “socialism”, but Venezuela’s huge oil revenues. Capriles had to promise to maintain these policies because the poor—and most Venezuelans are still poor—won’t vote for a candidate who would end all that. He just said that he would spend that money more effectively, with less corruption, and a lot of people believed him. It would not be hard to be more efficient than Chavez’s slapdash administration. Venezuela today has the fairest distribution of wealth in the Americas, with the obvious exception of Canada. Venezuela’s “Gini coefficient,” which measures the wealth gap between the rich and the poor, is 0.39, whereas the United States is 0.45 and Brazil, even after ten years of reforming left-wing governments, is still 0.52. (A lower score means less inequality of income.) For all of Chavez’s ranting about class struggle and his admiration for Fidel Castro, this was not achieved in Venezuela by taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor. It was accomplished by spending the oil revenue differently. He changed the political psychology of the country, and it now has the potential to be a Saudi Arabia with democracy. That is not a bad thing to be, and the Venezuelan opposition has finally grasped that fact. It remains for Chavez’s own party to understand that it has actually won the war, and to stop re-fighting the old battles. A spell in opposition might help it to come to terms with its proper role in the new Venezuelan political consensus: no longer an embattled “revolutionary” movement, but the more radical alternative in a more or less egalitarian democracy. This will be hard for the PSUV to do, because the people around Chavez are still addicted to the rhetoric and the mindset of “struggle” against the forces of evil that they see on every side. Nicolas Maduro, for example, could not resist claiming that Chavez’s cancer had been induced by foul play by Venezuela’s enemies when he announced the leader’s death. One day, Maduro promised, a “scientific commission” would investigate whether Chavez’s illness was brought about by what he called an enemy attack, presumably by the United States. Ridiculous, paranoid stuff, and it shows just how far the PSUV has to travel to take its proper place in a modern, democratic Venezuela. But the journey has begun, and it will probably get there in the end.


Conservatives find $10 million for ads while cutting food safety Dear Editor, Conservative MPs and the party are trying to buy your support with advertising paid for with your tax dollars. They’re increasing spending on advertising while cutting programs that really matter to Canadians. But Canadians are speaking out. Their votes are not for sale, and they want to know why the Conservatives are wasting their money. They want to know why Stephen Harper can find an extra $10 million for government advertising this year, but can’t pay for programs that really

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COMMENTARY By Richard Turtle

Connors knew Canada inside out

EMC Editorial -When you hear Stompin’ Tom Connors’ version of the country classic I’ve Been Everywhere, recorded at the Horseshoe Tavern in 1971, it’s easy to believe every word of it. He somehow, without pretension, seemed to know more than the rest of us. And that was more than 40 years ago. Connors was a Canadian music icon who had no hesitation telling us exactly who we are and where we live. He was a storyteller, and a great one. He discovered our soft spots as well as our hard ones. He crooned and he ranted and he joked. And the stories were all coming from our backyard. He was our Woody Guthrie. The story goes that his career started in Timmins, Ontario, when he ran out of beer money. The Maple Leaf Tavern proprietor offered him a deal. Entertain the crowds and your beer tab is covered. Connors, thankfully, agreed and the rest, as they say, is history. But as a career starter, how Canadian is that? His two-month sold-out run at the Horseshoe back then was a testament to his talents and his individuality. There was nobody like him. He was unassuming, unthreatening and about as honest and forthright as a storyteller can be. And he touched us. He touched us whether we were four or 104, coal miner or office worker, living in the mountains or on the prairies. He sang of hockey and potatoes, Saturday nights in mining towns and long days in lumber camps. He sang about the TTC, the giant goose that graces Wawa and the Donnellys. He sang about the fire at the Hollinger mine, Luke’s guitar and tobacco picking. He wrote about the work we did and the fun we had. He wrote about social justice, hailing unsung heroes and mythical Canadians along the way, and he wrote about growing up. He wrote about the disasters we suffered, both as a nation and as individuals, and he wrote of the things that mean the most to us. Tom Connors started from humble beginnings, left school early and travelled the country as a migrant musician. He wore a cowboy hat and stomped his foot when he played and he poked fun at everyone, including himself. And on the surface, he didn’t appear to be much more than a singer. But Tom Connors was no country bumpkin. He was a serious artist, a philosopher and a sociologist with a complete understanding of the business of entertainment and his role in it. And when he disappeared from view after returning an armload of Juno awards, we missed him dearly. So much so, in fact, that his fans rallied together and were eventually able to encourage him to return to the stage. And they were almost certainly the only ones who could have moved the man. Connors was a Canadian first and foremost and his roots stretched across the country. He didn’t want them anywhere else. And he lived without it long enough that the money never really mattered. Not nearly as much as the people. So when he says, “I’ve been everywhere,” and mentions Larder Lake, you know he can’t be exaggerating. And when he turns a verse into a circuitous tour of Ontario and another into a tour of the Maritimes, we can’t help believe he’s been there, done that. And probably more often than he cared to remember, by bus or by train or by thumb. Tom Connors passed away last week and left a musical, historical and geographical legacy for a country to ponder. He celebrated Canada by travelling through it, eyeing it closely and meeting its people, and what he showed us was a warts-and-all portrait of something innately beautiful, constantly changing and, for many, something that completely defies description. He showed us ourselves. Describing Canada is no simple task. Explaining it is even harder. But Connors had no trouble with that. He made it easy for us to see who we were, both describing and explaining a nation without getting complicated. That takes a lot of thought and a lot of love. In three-minute snippets, he made us laugh, he made us cry and he made us feel at home. Thank you, Tom Connors, for your loyalty and your honesty. We could all learn from that.

matter, like food safety. The latest round of Conservative cuts will not only hurt the economy, but also put our health and safety at risk. Less than a year after the tainted meat scandal at XL Foods, the Conservatives are cutting the budget for food safety. In fact, they’re cutting the budget for food safety at the Department of Agriculture by almost one-third. People will not buy Canadian meat, fruit and vegetables if they can’t trust that it’s safe to feed their families, but

the government would rather spend your money on Economic Action Plan ads during the Super Bowl and the Oscars than on food inspectors. The Conservatives have made their priorities clear. Every billboard they paint, every commercial they film, and every ad they air sends just one message: Canadians can’t trust the Conservatives with their tax dollars. Yours sincerely, Scott Brison, MP Liberal Party of Canada Finance Critic

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Responsibility for a damaged bay Dear Editor, The Guardians of Presqu’ile Bay, a local citizens group, was formed recently to ascertain the scope of Presqu’ile Bay’s ecosystem degradation, raise public awareness and suggest solutions. Presqu’ile Bay is gradually dying from benign neglect. The entire eco-system is affected and the root cause unclear. Connected bodies of water (beyond our control) affect the eco systems acting as conduits for invasive species. Butler, Smithfield and smaller creeks feed the bay with residential, agricultural and recreational runoff. Low water levels and increasing user population impact the bay but are difficult to measure or control. All municipal treatment facilities can be controlled including septic tank effectiveness, siltation from storm water runoff and sub-optimal municipal sewage treatment facilities. It was recognized some time ago that dwellings bordering the bay should be connected to the Municipal Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). Residents voted on

the hookup option and the majority declined because of excessive costs. Some creative financing method must be employed to make it happen. Many of the residences were built as summer homes and septic systems may need updating. A second source of pollution is storm water. The Official Plan of the Municipality of Brighton highlights the need to develop a Storm Water Master plan which is rated priority 5 (actually 4) in the list titled, “BRIGHTON STRATEGIC ACTIONS.” Presently, most storm water is channelled without treatment directly into Presqu’ile Bay carrying not only silt but anything that may be on or near streets, e.g. salt, animal feces, weed or lawn chemicals, fertilizer etc. Additional settling ponds are needed to catch the nasty stuff and ultimately provide a path for clean water to the Bay. Another probable source of pollution entering Presqu’ile Bay is our own WPCP. The present sewage lagoon system, while partially effective, has

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goon. Based on a flow rate of 0.58 cubic metres/capita, the NGMS population increase (6,297+1,250) equates to 4,377.26 cubic metres/ day or 95.1 per cent of the lagoon capacity of 4,600 cubic metres/ day. This is the most conservative number foreseen by the Municipal Official Plan. The historical trends figures forecasts an increase of lagoon users to 10,048 residents which equates to 5,827 cubic metres/day or 1,227 cubic metres/ day above the lagoon’s certified capacity. In other words the lagoon would be 126.6 per cent over its rated capacity of 4,600 cubic metres/day. The year 2031 is not far off. At present, the Municipal WPCP has only about 904 cubic metres per day of reserve capacity left (based on 2011 report). The municipality needs to start thinking about future considerations for handling waste water whether it is an expansion of the lagoon system or the acquisition of a treatment plant similar to Colborne. Roger McMurray, Brighton

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shortcomings. The lagoon system, installed in 1963, 1975 and 1999 is edging toward its certified capacity of 4,600 cubic metres per day (Municipality of Brighton 2011 Wastewater Report). Raising the berm, adding aeration, installing new baffles and removing sludge will reduce ammonia and ammonium nitrogen levels to levels permitted by the existing Certificate of Authorization, (C of A), however, logic indicates that restorative measures are not a permanent solution. The Official Plan (Item 3.3.1 Population) for the municipally contains two figures for potential Population growth to 2031. The first Northumberland Growth Management Study (NGMS), foresees a population of 11,813 or and an increase of 1,563 residents between 2005 and 2031 with 80 per cent or 1,250 connected to the lagoon. It also states, Historic trends indicate that the Municipality may reach a population of 14,942 by 2031 or an increase of 4,689 with 80 per cent (3,751) connected to the la-

program for another student. He is hoping to get a student to index the Heritage Herald from 1990 to the present; Evan has been writing the column in the Tweed News since that time and said that people often come in and ask him about articles he wrote over the years and he said it is very difficult to locate the articles. This month in the Memorial Gallery of the Heritage Centre for the first time they have a display of paintings and artefacts of the maple syrup industry in the Tweed area. “We are very pleased with the public response in lending the centre paintings and historical artefacts. One of our volunteers Jo-Anne Kellar with the assistance of her friend Wendy Stevens have done a really good job helping create the display,” said Evan. The exhibit will be on display for two months and will be followed by a display of art work by Tweed students in May. Also coming up is a talk by Terry Sprague at St. Andrews Church; he will be talking about the natural and cultural heritage of Prince Edward County. Tickets are $5 in advance and are on sale at the Heritage Centre. Evan said if there are tickets left over they will be available at the door but don’t count on getting a last-minute ticket as sales for the talk are very strong.

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EMC News - Tweed - “We received $12,000 from the Parrott Foundation in Belleville and it will help us put a new roof on the annex of the Heritage Centre in Tweed and plus replace a couple of the smaller roofs,” said Evan Morton, Curator of the Heritage Centre. He said that last year he applied for grant money to do the work but did not get it. “We needed at least $20,000 over and above our regular fund raising in order to accommodate the roof and the painting of the pillars and railing on the verandah as well as the silver anniversary celebrations which we have planned this year, so this money has made a big impact on what we are able to accomplish this year.” Evan said there is a committee working on the 25-year celebration of the Heritage Centre and they will report March 13 on what plans have been made for this summer. Evan added that the lottery money will go toward the painting the verandah. “The two lotteries should pay for that and the Parrott Foundation covers the roof costs.” Evan went on to say that once again this year he has applied to Human Resources for the regular summer student for tourist promotion and he said he has applied to the Summer Experience

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Speaking out after Tehran

Shoplifters busy at Walmart

EMC News - Belleville - March 7, at 4:15 p.m., police were called to Walmart in relation to two shoplifters who had fled from the area after stealing several DVDs. One person was arrested on Mineral Road, and the second person was located in the wooded area off of Mineral Road. Charged with theft under $5,000 are Tyler Hill, 23, and Katherine Mahoney, 25, both of Belleville. They will appear in court on April 11, 2013. On March 7, at 8 p.m. police travelled

to Oshawa as the Durham Regional Police had arrested a woman on outstanding warrants held by the Belleville Police Service. Alexandra Bright, 19, of Peterborough, was returned to Belleville and held for bail on outstanding charges of theft, failing to appear for court and failing to appear for fingerprints. March 8, at 2 a.m. police attended at a Catharine Street residence in relation to a disturbance. A 39 year old Belleville woman was arrested for “failing to leave

premises when directed” under the Trespass to Property Act. There were no injuries in this incident. March 8, at 2:05 a.m. police attended at residence on North Park Street in response to a complaint of a domestic disturbance. Investigation of this complaint resulted in an 18-year-old Belleville man being arrested. He was charged with three counts of assault over a three-day period and held for a bail hearing. The complainant received minor injuries but did not require

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EMC News - Iranian-born author Marina Nemat visited the Belleville Public Library on Saturday, March 9. Nemat discussed her harrowing experiences of torture and abuse at the hands of the Iranian authorities at 16 years of age to a packed crowd that practically spilled out of the John M Parrott Gallery to see the author of Prisoner of Tehran and After Tehran speak. Photo: Steve Jessel

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and plan for future education and training. There are also many helpful books such as, Winning Cover Letters that Overcome Barriers to Employment, by Daniel Porot and Frances Bolles Haynes, or Amazing Resumes: what employers want to see - and how to say it, by Jim Bright and Joanne Earl. And once you get a job interview, there are great books like, Knock ‘em Dead Job Interview: how to turn job interviews into job offers, by Martin Yate, that will help you get the job. You can also access online local job and housing boards, or work on your resume on our free public Internet stations and wireless Internet service. The library’s collection includes “English as a Second Language” resources, such as:  Arrival survival in Canada: a Handbook for New Immigrants by Naeem Noorani and Sabrina Noorani. If you want to become a Canadian citizen we have titles to help you prepare, such as, Welcome to Canada: What You Should Know or Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship: study guide.  The library has multilingual collections in Korean and Chinese, and has a French collection as well. We are able to connect library patrons to a large selection of materials in their language of preference through interlibrary loan service. So if you or someone you know is a newcomer to Canada and Belleville think of the library as your “go-to place.” 

Important caution notice EMC News - There are telemarketers and solicitors calling homes and businesses selling rodeo tickets in our community. These solicitors are NOT representatives of the Belleville Agricultural Society or Quinte Health Care and are not selling tickets to the Professional Rodeo taking place on June 15 and 16 at the Quinte Exhibition Fairgrounds. We caution anyone who is contacted in this way not to be confused. If you are interested in tickets, sponsorship or more information please contact the Belleville Agricultural Society at 613-968-3266 or <”>.

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EMC News - Belleville - Are you a newcomer to Canada settling in Belleville or do you know someone who is? The Belleville Public Library has lots to offer in the way of information and services to help newcomers get settled in our city. Quinte United Immigrant Services (QUIS) offers weekly appointments at the library on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.  QUIS is an organization that assists newcomers in connecting with English language training and other community agencies.  It offers a wide range of services including: settlement services; assistance with registration in English classes; obtaining social and health insurance; referrals for Child Tax Benefits, driver’s licences, housing and schooling. QUIS also provides interpreter services for confidential and accurate translations of documents that are accepted by government agencies for legal purposes. For more information or to set up an appointment, call QUIS at 613-968-7723 ext. 26.  Library patrons can also access Mango, an online language-learning system that helps users learn English. Mango can also be used to learn a wide variety of other languages including French, Spanish and Chinese to name only a few.  In addition to print, there are DVDs you may want to check out such as Conversation Pieces: for improving ESL communication.   If you’re looking for employment, we have an online database to get you started: Career Cruising.  This is a wonderful tool to explore different career options

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Popular Wednesday lecture series returns

EMC News - Belleville - Later Life Learning, a four-lecture series featuring experts on various topics, has become a popular and informative program during the

spring season in recent years. This year’s series, which runs during the month of April, has an added twist. Each of the speakers is a person who has made a

particularly popular and reward- medical techniques. Organizers, a panel of promiing presentation in past series so nent citizens, call the new season is back “by popular demand.” Topics this coming season will “a reprise of past stars.” All events are held Wednesinclude the environment to new days from 10 a.m. until noon in St. Thomas Anglican Church, corner Bridge and Church streets. The first lecture, April 3, is by Professor Keith Banting, Research Chair in Public Policy, Queen’s University. His topic is: “Why governments are ignoring the growing gap between rich and poor.” The following one, April 10, is Professor John Smol, Canada

Research Chair in Environmental Change at Queen’s, whose topic will be “an environmental view on the past and future.” For his return lecture engagement, April 17, Professor Charles Pentland, Political Studies, Queen’s, will talk on “The Expanding European Union – Still Talking Turkey.” A woman with local connections, Professor Kimberley Woodhouse, Dean, Faculty of Engineering at Queen’s, will discuss “regenerative medicine: The New World.” That April 24 session brings the series to a close.

The series is sold as a subscription for $40 per person, or individual lectures, pending space available, for $15 each. An add-on feature this year will be a buffet lunch by L’Auberge de France served in The Belleville Club on April 24 following the final lecture, billed as “lunch and conversation.” That cost is $25, payable with registration or by April 17. Payment is by cheque to Later Life Learning, Belleville. For further information, call Diana Koechlin at 613-962-9492 or Vera Morton, 613-966-4859.


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Time flies when you’re having fun is an old saying these six people would agree with. Each one either has been or is involved with recreation in Belleville and have headed that department at one time or another. Left to right, standing are current director of recreation, culture and community services Mark Fluhrer, his predecessor Marj Buck and her predecessor, Doug Moses; seated are former directors Cliff Belch, Lorne Williams and Lloyd Syer. Syer goes back to 1964 and served until 1990 while Williams served from 1967-1974. Doug Moses noted that next year will represent 50 years of service of the city’s recreation department and thought a photo in City Hall while all six former directors were available might make a suitable memorabilia display for the city. Photo: Jack Evans

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Sweet describes Maple Syrup Festival By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Warkworth - The positive comments were flowing just as freely as the sap that combined with great weather to make the 2013 Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival a sweet success. “It was an awesome weekend. Number one to thank is Mother Nature. Number two is all the volunteers. Oh my gosh I don’t know what we would do without our volunteers,” this year’s chair Kim MacNeil told EMC. Volunteering for the past 12 years with the festival committee, this was her first time at the helm. So to promote the event she decided to put up a Facebook page, a first for the festival. “We had a great day! It was nice to see some “old friends”—especially Alice and George Potter. Thanks Warkworth—our home town,” posted Joy and Ed Thompson on the Facebook page. “A big thank you goes out to George and Alice Potter and their crew. The [Sandy Flat] Sugar Bush is the heart of the festival. The work that goes into getting it ready is enormous. Also allowing The Warkworth Community Service Club to hold their fund-raising pancake breakfast there is of tremendous benefit to the community,” posted MacNeil on Facebook. There was plenty of maple syrup flowing too not only on the hundreds of pancake and sausage breakfasts served but on the clean white snow where it was poured to create the popular soft maple candy known as maple taffy. “We had a great weekend,” said Sonny Lennon, of the Warkworth Community Service Club (WCSC), a volunteer for the past 27 years, since the festival began. He tallied the numbers Sunday night and

Sweet candy floss! Leaven Smith, seven, of Trenton, admitted he has a sweet tooth. Photo: Sue Dickens Sandy Macmillan (wife of Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan) has had plenty of experience putting the pancakes on the grill for hungry visitors to the Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival. Photo: Sue Dickens told EMC there were 1,850 adults and kids who enjoyed the infamous pancake breakfast on Saturday and “just over 1,500 today,” for a grand total of 3,350 pancake and sausage meals. That number doesn’t include the folks who went through the gate for the fun activities which included everything from plank races, to log sawing, to sleigh rides or listening to the SweetGrass Band on stage outside. Last year 2,200 tickets were sold for breakfast so 2013 could be a re-

cord breaking festival. Lennon “guestimates” the club raised “north of $11,000 to $12,000” which goes back to the community in a number of ways. “Once again it is the Warkworth collective to get this festival to survive. It’s not just the service club, it’s not just the churches, it’s everybody … It’s all hands on deck and we get the job done,” said Lennon. From the six buses provided by C. Smith Busline with its volunteer drivers who shuttled people to and from the sugar bush, to the

antique show organized by Sandy and Peter Neilly of Meadow Creek antique barn to the craft show organized by Denise and Jen Glover to the 13th Juried Art & Photography Show and Sale put on by Spirit of the Hills where it was reported 900 people viewed the work of the photographers, to the petting zoo, the mini-golf in town, the streets of the village were filled with hundreds of happy festival enthusiasts. To read more on Facebook go to: <>

Steve Eggleton, centre, volunteered his time to help with log sawing at the festival: left, Travis Rushlow and right, Branden Duguay, both of the 1st Wooler Cubs and Beavers, tried their hand at this event. Photo: Sue Dickens

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation is a national organization dedicated to growing Canada’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. The CYBF Start-up Program helps youth aged 18 – 39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, startup financing and on-going mentoring. Trenval Business Development Corporation locally administers the CYBF Program. A mentor is someone whose hindsight is someone else’s foresight. (Chinese proverb). You would be hard-pressed to find a business operator who doesn’t credit another for helping them along the way. Sometimes it’s a family member who offered advice but often, it’s a local person who came forward and volunteered


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Health unit goes full new, scratches addition with and staff is consolidated in one building. The two-storey structure will also increase the projected life use of the building from 20 years to about 40 years. The basic plan puts most of the public use facilities such as clinics and public meeting rooms on the main floor with the second level housing the approximately 100-person staff. “We get a much superior product with a much longer shelf life,” commented member Jim McBride, chair of the accommodation committee and vice-chair of the board. McBride has been a driving force for the past two years in advancing the project, which has been discussed for years. Board chair Beth Campbell said: “I’m delighted by this decision. It’s the best option for providing service to our community in the long run.” Construction is expected to start this fall with the building completed within a year.

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EMC News - Belleville - The price went up and so did the building plan when the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit Board voted on a new facility Wednesday. From a long-discussed one-floor addition, estimated at just under $10 million, the board voted for a complete new two-storey structure at a cost estimated at just over $13 million. The multi-storey concept was first broached by the board’s architects at the February meeting as higher than projected costs were shaping up for renovations to the present one-storey structure on top of a major one-floor addition. Those additional costs would have brought the price up to almost $12 million. Other factors involved included increased area for much-needed parking and more efficiency. Also in play was a requirement to move the entire staff and operations to a temporary new location until the work could be completed. The board was also advised that a basement level is not practical at the present site because of underground rock formations. Under the new plan, the present facility can continue to operate while the new one is being constructed. The revised cost, the board agreed, can be covered without raising the levy to participating municipalities once the extra costs now being paid to rent space at two other locations are done away

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Get to know your Red Cross

Proposal to Declare Surplus Lands NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS The City of Quinte West Corporate Financial Services Committee proposes to declare surplus and sell certain lands set out and described as follows; Unopened Road Allowance between Lots 18 and 19, Con 4, formerly the Township of Sidney, now the City of Quinte West, Registered Plan 21R-1983.

Based on input received at the Public Meeting, the Committee will forward a recommendation to City Council for final consideration of the proposal. Copy of the proposal is available at City Hall located at 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton Ward. Please submit any comments in writing or by email to the address below by April 3, 2013.


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EMC News - Belleville - March is Red Cross Month and the organization is encouraging residents to get to know their local Red Cross. From emergencies to community health services, the Red Cross wants to ensure those in need of assistance or those interested in volunteering know what is available through the Red Cross right in this community. “The Canadian Red Cross is here when you need us most, and this March we are making every effort to help people get to know us and get involved,” said Bill Smith, Disaster Management Volunteer at the Quinte Branch of the Red Cross located in Belleville. During the month of March look for displays of Red Cross jelly beans at businesses and events throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, the areas served by the Quinte Branch. “Our Jelly Bean Campaign aims to raise people’s awareness of the Red Cross as well as to raise money. Jelly beans also taste good!” said Christine Hayman, Volunteer Administrative Assistant and self-confessed jelly bean addict. In Quinte, the Red Cross delivers training in First Aid and CPR, has a Disaster Management Team, and also has a health equipment loan program. Through Red Cross Care Partners, personal support workers operating out of the branch office help individuals in their homes maintain their independence despite illness, injury, disability or age. “People often think of the Red Cross as assisting internationally, par-


ticularly during times of disaster. What they may not know is that the Red Cross is very active, each and every day, right here in our community. Trained Red Cross disaster management volunteers respond to an average of 50 emergencies a year in Hastings County alone, from house fires to power outages,” said Kristy Mills, Disaster Management Co-ordinator for the Quinte and Kingston Branches of the Red Cross.

For more than 100 years, the Canadian Red Cross has provided help and hope to those facing conflict, disaster, injury or illness, both in Canada and around the world. The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 188 National

Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. Residents can help support the Red Cross by making a financial donation or by becoming a volunteer. To learn more, please visit <> or phone the Quinte office at 613-966-0730. And don’t forget those jelly beans!


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First annual “Iron Accountant” a success By Steve Jessel

EMC News - Belleville - When most people think of accounting, it’s usually accompanied by the mental image of dusty ledgers and seemingly endless series of numbers. However, for local high school students who took part in the first annual Quinte Iron Accountant Competition at Loyalist College on Tuesday, March 5, it was a chance for a glimpse into a different side of the accounting world. “This is almost real life … it’s not like questions in a textbook; you’re actually finding out what you have to do and how it can affect you,” said Grade 11 Trenton High School student Deanna Melanson. Featuring nine teams of high school students from six local schools, the competition tasked the competitors to run their own virtual bicycle company using a program called MikesBikes provided by Smartsims Business Simulations. Students get to choose how many bikes to

produce, what kind of quality they want and how high they want the price to be among other details, and then compete for the highest shareholder value. Many of the participants are already enrolled in business or accounting classes in their own high schools, but as accounting department professor Carol Coupland explained, it wasn’t just those students that were asked to participate. “We started with the business and accounting students, but we didn’t want to limit it to just those,” Coupland said. “We wanted to get to the math students, the analytical thinkers, the ones who aren’t afraid of numbers, and just introduce them to what accounting can be, because it’s so much more than just debits and credit.” The event has been in planning for about a year, and Coupland said it was a great way to expand the pool of students who might be interested in taking accounting in the future. Much of the event organization

was done by Loyalist students in the third year accounting program, and as student and event co-ordinator Robert Julian explained, the main focus was just that the participants have a good time. “It’s just nice to get them to see that there’s a different side of accounting … they get to see that there’s a little more real world application to it,” Julian said. “If they learn some things about accounting along the way that’s great, but the main focus was that they come, they have fun, they see that there’s more to it than just sitting behind a desk punching numbers into a computer screen.” At the end of the day, the five-man team of Daniel Perry, Andrew Bootsma, Tim Solomons, Evan Noble and Benjamin Mills from Quinte Christian High School took home the grand prize after more than doubling their market share by the end of the day. With the help of sponsorship from Welch LLP, Wilkinson & Company LLP

The five-man team of Daniel Perry, Andrew Bootsma, Tim Solomons, Evan Noble and Benjamin Mills from Quinte Christian High School took home the grand prize and the title of Iron Accountant 2013. Photo: Steve Jessel and Loyalist College, the winning students each accounting, and you don’t get to say those three received a Blackberry Playbook as a prize. words together very often,” Coupland said with “In this format, it’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s a smile.

Upgrades in the city include phones and computer systems


EMC News - Quinte West - The telephone system at city hall has been changed as part of a telecommunications upgrade. “The new handheld office phones have a larger graphic display, more programmable buttons and superior sound quality,” reports Ed Woods, manager of Information Technology. The city has also upgraded its IT Help Desk application which has been in use for nine years. Since its launch the IT department has received over 1,270 help requests from city staff. The GIS staff has also been working with the Public Works web site to link mapping to the Flex GIS. Quinte West was one of the first municipalities in Canada to utilize this system when it launched in March, 2011. “It’s a nice achievement for staff,” Woods said. Public Works staff can click on any section of a road on the web site and an information box will come up on the screen. The user can then click on a document link and a portion of the road will be illustrated. Woods add that a new Program and Facility Booking application is scheduled to be launched for recreation staff on March 25. This will allow the public to register and pay for both programs and facilities online. “This is the first of its kind in the province,” Woods said, noting it will go live on April 29 after staff ensures everything is working properly. Leslie Roseblade commented in the Corporate and Financial Services committee that booking online is not new. She asked what it cost to create the program.

Woods said it cost $20,000 for the application plus $2,500 for training. If it is sold to other municipalities they get back $2,000 for each application. He said others can book online for programs now but not see the facility at the same time. Roseblade insisted it already exists at which she uses. Woods said Kingston and Belleville use that site for programs but not facilities. Mayor John Williams said staff have been “messing with this for a while” and he was eager to see it working. He noted there were several delays on this “going round and round.” “Get the damn thing working,” Williams said. Woods said he was confident the application will be operational. Terry Cassidy asked if telecommunications at the new Frankford office were up to standard. “There have been problems in the past,” he noted. “A lot of breakdowns.” Woods said staff was there this week and the phones and lines are all in place, the wireless networks and new antenna are up and everything is ready to go. Terry Cassidy asked if people can book ticket sales online. Woods said events at facilities can be booked. Paul Kyte asked what type of facilities are included. “Can you book ice time?” he asked. Woods answered, “If it’s available.” He noted that certain times would be blocked out if they were already booked. People can book camping at Frankford, ball facilities and more online. Don Kuntze asked if they upgraded

the data storage too. Woods said it was all done here. Danny Young, manager of facilities, reported that Frankford office renovations are complete at $882,000. Wooler Hall demolition is complete at

$40,100. Solar projects for city hall and YMCA have been submitted and the Frankford solar project has been approved and ready to start in May. Terry Cassidy commented that accessibility projects at the arena need to

be adjusted since counters are too high for anyone in a wheelchair. The city is waiting for funding for five projects including city hall, Batawa, Trenton and Frankford arenas and the OPP station front doors.

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High stakes games to close Bulls’ OHL season By Steve Jessel

EMC Sports - Belleville - With the regular season nearly over and the play-offs just over the horizon, the Belleville Bulls faced a pivotal set of games this past week. After a 4 - 2 win over the Kingston Frontenacs on Monday, March 11, they hold a slim two-point lead in the Eastern Conference standings, pending the results of their Wednesday night game against the Oshawa Generals. Riding a season-high three-game losing streak, the Bulls desperately needed a win to keep pace in the standings when they first travelled to Sudbury on Friday, March 8. Led by captain Brendan Gaunce and high-scoring forward Tyler Graovac, six different Bulls players scored en route to a 6 - 2

win over the Wolves. Goaltender Charlie Graham made 34 saves on 36 shots for his 14th win of the season, and the Bulls prepared to face the Barrie Colts the very next night, Saturday, March 9. Entering the game against Barrie the Bulls owned a three-point lead over the Colts for first place in the Eastern Conference, but it was the Colts who proved the better squad on this night. An overtime goal by Andreas Athanasiou led Barrie to a 3 - 2 win over Belleville despite 34 saves by goaltender Malcolm Subban. Daniil Zharkov and Brady Austin each scored for Belleville, but the Bulls were outshot 37 - 21 in the game, going 0 - 4 on the powerplay. After the Colts followed that win with a victory over the Niagara Ice Dogs Please see “Race” on page 19

The Belleville Bulls last played on home ice on Wednesday, March 6, losing to the Ottawa 67’s by a score of 3 - 1 despite recording 48 shots on goal. Photos: Steve Jessel



April 20 to 28, 2013

Plans for National Volunteer Week celebrations are well underway. Each year Volunteer and Information Quinte together with our sponsor Investors Group recognizes the work of dedicated volunteers in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Three awards are awarded annually to volunteers that demonstrated outstanding commitment to their community.

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The Ruth Borrows Volunteer of the Year Award was established in 1990 to recognize Ruth Burrows, an outstanding community volunteer. The award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding and exceptional contribution to the community. The nominee for this award must be a resident of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, must have volunteered or are volunteering their time, talent and energy to benefit the community and must have been or are undertaking such activities on a voluntary basis and not for remuneration.

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The Maurice Rollins Community Leadership Award for Youth was established in 2002 to recognize Maurice Rollins, a visionary leader in our community. The award is presented to a young person who has made an outstanding and exceptional contribution to the community. Nominees must be a resident of Hastings or Prince Edward Counties between the ages of 16 and 21, must have volunteered or are volunteering their time, talent and energy to benefit the community and must have been or are undertaking such activities on a voluntary basis and not for remuneration. Investors Group Volunteer Business Person Award: The business person volunteer award was established to recognize an outstanding leader in the community. This award will be presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding and exceptional contribution to the community. The nominee for this award must be a resident of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, must have volunteered or are volunteering their time, talent and energy to benefit the community and must have been or are undertaking such activities on a voluntary basis and not for remuneration. Nominations will be accepted until March 27, 2013. Persons can be nominated by an individual or by the agencies the individuals volunteer with. A committee will review all nominations and make the final selection.

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Winners are recognized at the National Volunteer Week Celebration Breakfast on April 20, 2013. Each will receive a trophy to commemorate their accomplishment. Additionally the winner of the Youth award receives a school bursary sponsored by Mr. Rollins.

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EMC Sports - The International Truckload Service Novice AA Junior Bulls are looking for the perfect ending to the perfect season/ play-off 34 - 0 (to date). The OMHA best-offive finals schedule has been released and the Bulls look to take advantage of their home status versus the Port Hope Phantoms in the AA final for 2004 born players. The Phantoms are a formidable foe as they also have a desirable record of 27 - 1 in season/play-off and have ideas of their own for the championship.

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The Panthers team is made up of players (l-r) back row Jiajun (Leo) Xu (11), Louis Sulek (coach), Winston Chen (11), Christopher Massel (11), Jui-Chin (Andy) Chang (10), Teruo Yamamoto (11), Brian Joe-Ezigbo (11), Sven Ehrigsen (12), Lotanna Eze (12), Anuoluwapo Adewole (12) and Brian Profit (coach). Front row: Zhi Li (Leo) Xu (10), Tianqi (Ivan) Zhang (12), Tugan Dede (12), Victor Juarez Becerril (11) and Jupvir Atwal (11). Photo: Submitted EMC Sports - Belleville - The U20 boys basketball team proudly took gold for the fourth year in a row while on home turf. They defeated Crescent School in the semi-final game with a score of 26 - 64. Top scorers, Lotanna Eze (10 points), Leo Xu (10 points) played at peak performance, as did Jupuir Atwal (9 points) who made an amazing three-point basket! The Panthers took on St. John’s Kilmarnock School in the final game. With an amazing crowd of parents and students cheering them on, the Panthers won the game 40 - 66. Top scorers in this game were Lotanna Eze, with an incredible 24 points, Winston Chen (10 points), Leo Xu (8 points) and Jupuir Atwal (8 points). The boys basketball team was extremely appreciative of their coaches, Brian Profit and Louis Sulek, and is looking forward to a “five-peat” next season. Albert  College  is  Canada’s oldest co-educational boarding and day school. Teaching students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12/PG, Albert College offers small classes, dedicated faculty and a supportive family environment.


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This should be a great exhibition of two of the top novice teams and players in the region. The Novice AA Junior Bulls are one of only two remaining Belleville Minor Hockey teams still competing for an any OMHA title with the Novice AE Junior Bulls being the other. The Junior Bulls home dates are at Rink A at the Quinte Wellness Centre March 16 at 1 p.m., March 23 at 6:15 p.m. and March 30 at 12:45 p.m. Be sure to support your Junior Bulls.

Minor Bantam AAA championships    EMC Sports - This Friday morning kicks off a weekend full of hockey for five Peewee teams.  Teams from across the OMHA will convene in Belleville at the Quinte Sport and Wellness Centre for the OMHA Minor Bantam AAA Championships. The teams will participate in a four-game round-robin format with the top four teams moving onto the medal round. The bronze and gold medal games will take place on Sunday, March 17. The teams participating in this year’s Championships are: Quinte Red Devils, Brampton 45’s, Oakville Rangers, York-Simcoe Express, Whitby Wildcats or Ajax-Pickering Raiders. This weekend is sure to feature some of the finest minor Bantam age

hockey players in the province and is expected to be a great weekend full of excitement. The Ontario Minor Hockey Association, founded in 1935, is the largest minor hockey association in the world and oversees a membership base of over 300,000 consisting of players, coaches, trainers, officials, hockey volunteers and parents across the province.  The OMHA has 260 active member minor hockey associations and annually coordinates over 350 leagues and approximately 700 development programs and clinics throughout Ontario. The purpose of this event is to crown a Minor Bantam AAA Champion for the 2013/2014 season.


Quinte Red Devils weekly report EMC Sports - On Saturday, March 9, the Alarm Systems Minor Peewee team travelled to Markham for game one of their play-off series. Quinte came out strong scoring the first goal, but Markham replied with six unanswered goals. The final score was 6 - 1 Markham. Quinte’s goal was scored by Dalton Bancroft assisted by Zach Uens. Ethan Taylor was in net. The Alarm Systems Minor Peewees hosted Markham in Deseronto on Sunday, March 10. It was an exciting game to the end, but Quinte couldn’t hold on, as Markham scored in the last few minutes of the third period to take the lead 2 - 1 over Quinte. Quinte’s goal was scored by Jake Campbell and assisted by Landon McLellan. Ethan Taylor was in net.

hane, Brock Kelsh and Isaac Macleod led the team offensively in the play-off charge with 11, 10 and 7 points respectively in the seven play-off games. Season highlights include: two tournament championship finals, defeating #5 ranked Little Caesars at the Nations Cup tournament in Lansing, Michigan, a first round play-off sweep of the Central Wolves and forcing game four against the Petes with a huge 4 - 1 win in Peterborough. The Devils finish the season with a record of 2427-13, scoring 148 goals while allowing 146. The team would like to thank Carpet One for its sponsorship this season and Head Coach Jeff Culhane would like to thank Assistant Coaches Shawn Jones and Mike Fraser, Trainer Pete Huffman and Managers Jamie and Nanda Eastman for their efCarpet One The Quinte Minor Atom Red Devils simply ran forts this season. Atom out of gas in the second round of the ETA playThe 2002 Quinte Red Devils were knocked offs, dropping a 6 - 0 decision to the Peterborough Petes in the final game of the series. Lucas Cul- out of the ETA play-offs season when they lost

to Peterborough by a score of 3 - 1. Quinte opened the scoring but couldn’t hold on as the Petes pressed hard and scored two goals to take a 2 - 1 lead late in the third period. The Petes added an empty net goal. Scoring for Quinte was Marshall Mcfarland with assists coming from

Jacob Gilbert and Maddi Wheeler. In goal was Ethan Mcdonnell who played very well to keep his team in the game. The team will now start to focus on next year, and continue to develop and push for even more success this coming season.  Be proud Quinte.

EMC Sports - The Upper Canada Chapter of Landscape Ontario held its annual squash tournament on February 28 at the Fitness Centre in Picton. “I Was There, Too” is a challenge event that provides members in the green industry an opportunity to compete and enjoy fellowship with like-minded individuals; those who combine the love of the outdoors with an A-type personality. Landscapers are essentially  hard-nosed types who always know top from bottom and the two trophies awarded at this tournament reflect that trait. A “Dead Tin Award” will be tossed at Helen Hassard when we get around to it for displaying a spectacular ineptitude for the game. In her favour, Helen was very enthusiastic and she brought the cheque book so we will invite her back. Dan Clost

seized the honours in spite of a spirited doubleteamed effort involving Mitch Wiskel and Brian Ferreira. Upper Canada Chapter gratefully acknowledges  sponsorship and donations from the following companies: Moore’s Water Gardens, Garant Tools, Connon Nurseries CBV, Natural Care Lawn and Garden Products and Bishops Seeds. Additionally General Manager Stephanie Roth and the folks at the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre merit special thanks for their attention to detail and running a superb facility. Judy Bell and Janine Treanor also went the extra mile  tackling the onerous tasks of administration and logistics. Next year, the tournament moves to Kingston and all challenges will be accepted.


Green thumbers play, what else, squash

Taking part in the “green industry” squash tourney recently are front (l-r) Helen Hassard, Neil Bouma, Elaine Bouma, Dan Clost, Lisa Smith, Brian Ferreira and Jason Partridge; back (l-r) Mitch Wiskel, Jim Phillips, Janine Treanor and Andrew Wentworth. Photo: Judy Bell

Race for play-offs heating up Continued from page 17

Niagara Ice Dogs on Sunday, March 10, the two teams sat tied atop the Eastern Conference with 88 points. Belleville then travelled to Kingston on Monday to take on the Frontenacs with sole possession of first place on the line. Recently signed Anaheim Ducks forward Joseph Cramarossa had a goal and an assist, and Malcolm Subban was brilliant in net, making 39 saves in the 4 - 2 victory for Belleville. Alan Quine, Tyler Graovac and Brady Austin added goals for the Bulls despite being unable to pick up a single powerplay opportunity, after Kingston committed no penalties the entire game. Belleville jumped out to a 1 - 0 lead after Graovac opened the scoring with his 38th goal of the year, and Cramarossa added to that lead before the end of the period. Kingston answered with backto-back goals within three minutes early in the sec-

ond period, but Quine’s 22nd goal of the season regained Belleville the lead heading into the third. This would be enough for Subban, who made 16 saves in the third period to seal the win for Belleville. Belleville has three games left to play this season, beginning with Wednesday’s matchup with the Generals in Oshawa. Regardless of the outcome, the Bulls temporarily cling to their slim lead in the conference as they await the outcome of Barrie’s final games of the season. Barrie faces Kingston, Brampton and Niagara in their last three games, while Belleville has Oshawa, Mississauga on Friday, March 11, and the regular season finale on home ice against Sudbury on Saturday, March 16. Saturday will mark the final game of the regular season for both teams, and the results could very well decide who takes the top overall seed in the Eastern Conference. Belleville EMC - Thursday, March 14, 2013 19


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EMC News - Belleville - Born in Yorkshire shortly before The Depression, Harry Leslie Smith admits he couldn’t imagine a worse time or place to begin. In fact, he says, “the first 18 years were so tragic I didn’t want to think about it.” And by then, the escalating war served as a welcome distraction. But in reflecting on his own writing and a life that has now spanned 90 years, Smith began piecing together his memoirs with the help of his son, John. What emerged was a collection of experiences and first-person accounts that were brutally honest, compelling and very nearly beyond belief. Smith has been to the outer reaches of human suffering and he carries his readers there gently and with a regular dose of wit. But he has seen some ugly things and he willingly shares them as completely as necessary without apology. With continued support and encouragement from family, friends and colleagues Smith self-published his work, and he says there is certainly more to come. Since the release of his books 1923: A Memoir, Hamburg 1947: A place for the heart to kip, and The Empress of Australia, along with The Barley Hole Chronicles: From Hell to Hamburg 23/47 which features the first two, Smith has garnered a serious following, primarily through the Internet, and has already sold nearly 5,000 copies. “It was too good to keep as a personal memoir,”

John says of his father’s writing that also offers a perspective on well-known times and places that have seldom been recorded by those on the ground, let alone made available for public consumption. And, he notes, there is significant historical and social value there, proven by the fact the books have attracted readers from around the world. While there are countless tragic events, Smith is loathe to call it a tragic story. The tragedy, he says, would be if there was nothing to be learned from it. And having experienced human misery at its most elemental, he says, the world is still changing and the threat remains that it could all happen again. Smith has been where hunger trumps love, and more than once. He grew up with a dysfunctional family in abject poverty in an already impoverished landscape that held no sympathy for the working poor and less for the unemployed. Starvation was rampant. “But,” writes Smith recalling his own epiphany at 13, “I was granted the right to ascend and try to escape my backward existence because I was different ….” After joining the RAF in 1941 to be stationed in England throughout the war, Smith stayed on as a member of the allied occupation force where he was quickly posted to Hamburg, one of Germany’s most devastated cities. And while post-war life for occupying forces was never lacking, Smith says, civilians of the city were facing conditions not dissimilar to those Harry Leslie Smith is in the process of finishing his memoirs that so far include a trio of Please see “Difficult” on page B7

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MADD video a sobering argument for good choices perhaps Jessica could have been more persuasive. Brian, the agent of all the tragedy and sorrow, had his logical mind fuddled by a weekend’s worth of beer. It’s a scenario that plays out across Ontario (and Canada), says Cowan. Every day four people are killed by impaired drivers and another 174 are seriously injured. The purpose of the video presentation is not the “shock factor,” he said. “The basis of the production is more emotional attachment,” he told the Trent Hills Regional. “The point of this is to give them an awakening to see this is actually happening. “We think it makes more sense to speak in the emotional ramifications and to show that it touches more than just the people involved in the crash, it touches their families, their friends, their communities.” MADD also focuses on drug use and driving which was depicted in the video. Cowan says they’re “not just saying don’t drink and drive [they’re] saying don’t let your friends drink and drive, don’t get into a car with someone if you know they’re not okay to be behind the wheel.” He also says it’s not wrong for a friend to alert police. If “they really had the courage to keep their friends safe” they would call the police rather than have them die or kill someone else in a crash. “You make that tough phone call to make a difference,” he said. Olivia Jenkins, presidents of the NDHS student “There are too many people dying council, presents a cheque for $100 to Neil Cowan of by something that can be prevented. It MADD following a visit to the high school. Photo: Bill is useless to die from this because [of impaired driving].” Freeman By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Norwood - “All I leave behind is pain, sorrow and regret.” Those words echoed throughout the Norwood District High School gymnasium during a presentation of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) film Long Weekend; they were spoken by the spirit of character Brian Martin, a teenage driver who made the fatal mistake of getting behind the wheel of a car after a bout of drinking at his family’s cottage. The car flew through a rural intersection slamming into a vehicle killing the father of a six-year-old girl. Brian’s girlfriend Jessica was seriously injured. “Brian in that moment made his decision after he started drinking,” said Neil Cowan regional field representative for MADD as he talked about the emotionally charged film which also included testimonials from members of three families impacted by an impaired driving-related death. “Every single one of these people who died didn’t have to,” Cowan said. “If some had made a better choice they’d still be here today.” In Brian’s case his older brother Malcolm, chaperoning for the weekend, should never have handed over the keys;


After his presentations Cowan sometimes gets to talk one-on-one with students. During one school visit the young girl featured in one of the film testimonials sat in the front row. “You hear stories about how they can relate to a lot of what they see in the film. It’s close to home

and they share experiences with me.” “It’s important to discuss this around the dinner table too because if students have the courage to say this isn’t okay they can start making change, whether in their peer group, in their home or across their community.”

Residents concerned about turbines

EMC News - A pair of public information sessions regarding the proposed Amherst Island Wind Energy Project attracted a number of concerned residents, who were eager to air their misgivings about the project About 15 representatives from Algonquin Power Co, Stantec and Windlectric, were in attendance. These organizations are working together to implement 33 to 38 wind turbines on Amherst Island. The tower height is proposed to be larger than those on Wolfe Island. The hub is to be 99.5 metres, with a blade length of 55 metres, making the rotor sweep area about 10,000 square metres long, with rotational speeds of six to 13 rpms. Despite a protest held during the meeting in Bath, Jeff Norman, vice president of Algonquin Power Co., said he felt more residents were now in favour of the project, compared to the public meetings held in November 2012. But the size of the turbines was not the only concern during the public meeting. Many island residents attended the two meetings—one on Amherst Island last Wednesday and one in Bath the next evening—to voice concerns about construction, island transformation, health risks and property devaluation, among other concerns. “There seems to definitely be a turn from when we did this in November of last year, where people were asking more conceptual questions on the project to now asking very practical questions about, ‘How are you going to get this turbine from Point A to Point B,’” said Norman. He said construction concerns have also been

brought to his attention, including how production of the turbines would affect the ferry and daily traffic. Norman said Algonquin would use a barge to transport materials to the island without affecting the ferry. However, this will also bring about 11,000 truckloads of materials islanders don’t want brought in. According to the Amherst Island Wind Project web site, 130,000 combined cubic metres of granular will be brought in, 15,000 cubic metres of sand, 4,000 cubic metres of insolated clear stone, 500 cubic metres of road improvement clear stone, and 18,000 cubic metres of combined concretes. “I’m concerned with the amount of damage they’re going to do to the island during the construction period and that there’s not going to be anything left,” said Marc Raymond, who has lived on Amherst Island for ten years. “They want to use about half the island roads that exist now, so in order to do so they need to be widened, strengthened and built up, so they will probably have to fill the ditches and cut the trees on one side in order to make the road big enough,” Raymond continued. He said Algonquin representatives deny having to cut trees but Raymond said he has measured the roads and believes the size of the equipment being brought in for the turbines will not fit. Raymond said much of the 11,000 truckloads of gravel and other supplies will also pass by the Amherst Island School, while other truckloads Please see “Turbine” on page B3

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By Ray Yurkowski

EMC News - Brighton This week, local writer Lee Mellor is releasing his second book on a macabre theme: real life Canadian murderers. Rampage: Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing is a follow up to his previous work, Cold North Killers, which looked at the history of Canadian serial killers. Mellor looks at his interest in the deadly pursuits of others as a scholarly exercise. “We’re just talking about people killing other people,” he says. “Someone has to study it.” He has developed such an interest in the subject; he’s now pursuing a university degree in multicide (serial, mass and spree murders). Courses include lots of psychology courses mixed in with some sociology and cover things like understand-

ing the psychopathic mind, sex crimes and how sociology plays into the act of murder. “Fortunately, I’m working with one of the best guys in the world at this, [criminal psychologist, forensic psychologist, expert witness and criminal trial consultant] Eric Hickey,” says Mellor. “We work long distance.” He tells the tale of when he was writing his first book, doing research on the likes of Clifford Olson, Paul Bernardo and Robert Pickton; the Russell Williams story broke. “It was kind of creepy,” said Mellor. “It happened right here in Brighton and Belleville and it was happening right under my nose.” The case contributed an editorial theme throughout the book. “There is a lot of it going on,” he says. “Most of

it is people killing their own families.” After the first book, readers came forward with stories he missed. “If I had my way, the new [336-page] book would be 800 pages,” he said with a laugh. “My goal, at the end of this, is working as a professor and continue to write academically about it,” he said. “I don’t want it to occupy my entire life. That’s a pretty dark life for anyone.” But, he adds, “I’d like to teach and help people in Canadian law enforcement to be better at dealing with it.” He points to a preliminary typology system for spree killers he came up with for the book. Former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Christopher Dorner, who was charged with a series of shooting attacks

on police officers and their families in early February, was a pretty close match to his profile listed as “exterminator.” Dormer was the subject of one of the largest manhunts in LAPD history. Four people were gunned down, including two police officers, and three officers were wounded before Dormer died of a single gunshot wound to the head during a standoff with police at a cabin 125 kilometres east of Los Angeles. “Watching it unfold, I was happy to see the research I had done was being validated on the television news,” said Mellor. “I could predict what he was going to do, based on the types of offenders.” Mellor says the first mass murder in Canada happened in our neighbourhood in eastern Ontario. At Drummond, (about 70 kilometres southwest of Ottawa) in 1828,

Thomas Easby was hanged for killing his wife and children and setting fire to the family home. But the story doesn’t end there. His hide was tanned, cut into squares, and sold for two dollars each. “It’s never boring and there’s always something that surprises,” says Mellor.

As well as a mini-tour this month, with stops at Toronto, London and Montreal, to promote the new book, Mellor will be talking about murder most foul from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 27 at the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library, 43 West Front Street in Stirling.

Turbine concerns continue the property, but as soon as I tell them there’s a wind turbine project in the works, they run. They’re not willing to deal with the health problems associated; they know the property would be devalued as soon as they came. But she’s 86 and she can’t live there anymore,” said Grace. Amy Caughey, whose family has lived on Amherst Island for 150 years, said she feels Algonquin is being irresponsible by exposing children and adults to the health risks associated with wind turbines. Caughey said she is not against wind turbines but does not feel Amherst Island is the proper place for industrial wind turbines, especially within 550 metres of homes and a school. “Bigger isn’t better in this case. I’m not against wind turbines but I am against them putting my family at risk. So it puts me in a place where I feel I need to stand up for me and my family because I feel like no one else is,” said Caughey, through cracking emotion. “I feel like I’m a pretty green person. I use cloth diapers, I recycle, I reuse things, I drive a fuel-efficient car. This isn’t about that. This is about safety for adults and for children and I cannot expose my children to that kind of risk and no one should be expected to or forced to.” Norman said he and other Algonquin representatives welcomed any input from the residents holding signs outside the building, including those from MPP Randy Hillier, who attended the protest outside.

“All community comments are extremely important so we encourage anyone outside … to come in, ask questions, provide their comments so we can incorporate it and think about it and do a responsible job of building the project,” said Norman, during the information meeting. Most of those outside wearing and holding signs did go inside the information meeting, still wearing signs on their shirts. Hillier told protesters he will continue to fight for the residents on Amherst Island. “I think I’ve been doing that. But some people are better listeners than others,” said Hillier. Norman said he had been in discussion with Hillier, who has openly opposed to Algonquin’s project. “I just had a very interesting debate with Randy [Hillier],” said Norman during the meeting. He said the conversation discussed the importance of renewable energy and how it can benefit communities and the government. Algonquin will be accepting written feedback and concerns until March 15 and then they will begin a community consultation report. “We’ll be considering all those comments and feedback and make modification where it’s appropriate and required and then Ministry of the Environment will judge us.” Norman said if everything goes forward as planning, construction would begin in 2014

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will be taken through the village on underdeveloped and small village roads that will need remodeling. Aside from physical changes, Raymond said the island has already undergone emotional struggles. “It’s already damaging the island. There are people that don’t talk to each other anymore because one is getting a turbine and the other doesn’t want a turbine,” he said. “They’re being ostracized and they’re upset with the people who don’t want the turbines because they can’t understand why they don’t want them to make some money.” Raymond said has been put in an awkward situation because his neighbour plans to host turbines, which disallows Raymond from building on his property. “You can’t build on your own building lot. As it turns out I own three building lots. I was going to build a house for each of my kids, I have three kids, now I can’t because the (building restriction) circle passes through my house so from my house up I’m not allowed to build a house. So my lot is now worth nothing.” Janet Grace, a real estate broker with clients on Amherst Island and Wolfe Island, attended the protest, carrying signs to stop the project. She said she has seen significant property value decreases, despite research by Algonquin that says otherwise. “We’ve seen it already and on Wolfe Island in the past year there has not been one property over $400,000 to sell. … Nothing is selling. Nothing. As soon as they seen the turbines they’re out of there,” said Grace. One of her clients from Amherst Island who is a mid-80s widow and is ready to retire but cannot sell her home, which means she can not move into senior’s assisted living. “She has about 50 acres, beautiful house, gorgeous acreage, beautiful gardens, she’s had her house on the market for well over a year now,” said Grace. However, the proposed turbine project will show about six or seven turbines out each of her windows. “As soon as I show that house, and everyone loves the house, they love


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Being the exception to the rule

Reality Check:

Sheila Wray Gregoire EMC Lifestyles - Last week my daughter r-r-r-rolled up the rim to win twice—and won twice! A coffee once and a donut next. She was ecstatic. When Rebecca reported her astounding streak of luck to her dad, he silently pulled two little pieces of cardboard out of his wallet—one for a coffee, and one for a donut. He’d won, too. Same order


notions. If something happens that fits with the way we want to see the world, we’ll start believing it’s far more common or likely than it actually is. Categorizing things is our brain’s natural way of learning about the world. When a baby is born, it has no idea that a chihuahua and a Great Dane are both dogs, yet within two years most toddlers can reliably label a yapping lap dog and a growling German Shepherd as both being of the canine, and not the feline, variety. They start to notice what dogs have in common, and what cats have in common, and learn to distinguish between the two. Our brains are wired to notice relationships so that we can learn about the world more easily. Usually that’s a good thing. Yet sometimes the relationships that our brains notice can keep us stuck.

Let’s say you grew up in a home where your parents’ marriage was awful and ended early. Marriage makes you miserable, you conclude. And every time you venture to the grocery store your view is confirmed: magazine covers are blaring about the latest scandals and divorces. Sure, your best friend’s parents are happily married, and almost 60 per cent of marriages in this country don’t end in divorce, but you still believe marriage is a trap, and so you determine not to try. Or perhaps everyone around you dropped out of school, and so you think there’s no point in someone from your neighbourhood trying to do something better with their lives. Maybe it’s the opposite: everyone in your family went to university, so even though you have dreams of working with your hands, you

figure university is just what you do after high school. Seeing things in categories doesn’t present a problem unless we start to let those categories limit who we can be. It doesn’t matter what the chances of divorce are for everyone else, or what the chances of graduation are for your neighbourhood, or what your odds are for success. When it comes down to it, it’s not about odds. It’s just about you: where you decide to put your effort, and whether you’ll let other people write your future for you. No one else has as much interest in your success as you, so don’t let other people’s failures—or even your own past ones— limit your options today. Choose where you want to go, and then push on with all your might. Even if there is a full moon.

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and everything. Thus launched a rather ridiculous conversation about math. What are the odds that two people would win exactly the same thing in the same order? They started multiplying the one in six chance to win to the third and fourth power, and then Keith realized: but I didn’t only win. I forgot about all the times I r-r-r-rolled up and lost. It’s like his pet theory about the full moon fallacy: whenever people go a little nuts and we look up into the sky and see a bunch of stars, we don’t think anything of it. But if we look up into the sky and see a full moon, we say, “that proves it! Full moons cause people to go crazy!” We forget about all those other times we saw nothing but stars because those times didn’t register in our brain since they didn’t fit our preconceived




EMC Lifestyles - Canada’s premier gardening show is all set for its 2013 presentation. From its beginnings in 1997, the show has remained a consistent draw for all gardeners. Fifty-seven speakers will present on topics ranging from basics of design, humour, specialty gardens, flower arranging to green systems … and 52 more! I was fortunate to take in a talk by Nikki Jabour - Year Round Gardening last year and it is nice to see her back. It might surprise you to know that of all the speakers, Nikki’s is the name we have heard most often at our store. Several experts look at vegetable gardening in limited spaces and, from my experiences on the rubber chicken circuit this year, there is growing interest, especially as the boomers downsize. There are 25 display gardens listed; Shibui Landscaping is on this list. We often hear about designers like Gertrude Jekyll and James van Sweden and how they perfected their styles to the point that many others have joined their schools of thought. I firmly believe Art Skolnik, of Shibui, belongs in this group; there is a powerful simplicity in his work that brings together subtlety, beauty and a “rightness” that is difficult to define but is easily felt. His garden will be a highlight of my visit this year, no doubt. The Toronto Flower Show, an integral part of the event, will employ the show’s theme, “The Magic Of Spring” with classes called Abracadabra, Preston and Wizard, Bewitching and Spellbinding and even a photographic classification, New Beginnings. There will be some amazing entries sure to stop you in your tracks. A few will leave you scratching your head wondering what is being represented and that is to be expected: this is where nature and human artistry get together. Whenever that happens, the range of expression must exceed the boundaries. If they don’t, then what is the

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point? One of the draws, of course, is the marketplace. Gardening, bird watching and shopping are three of the top four Canadian leisure activities and Blooms has them all. There was a brief time when this part of the show got away from the organisers and one wondered how certain vendors managed to get included. I paid special attention to this aspect, last year, and it was very easy to see how each booth fit into the theme. That doesn’t mean I would buy everything I saw, but everything I saw was certainly interesting. Blooms has co-located with the National Home Show, meaning it’s held at the same time and, essentially, in the same place. One ticket gets you into both shows. This latter event is huge and it is astonishing what sort of products will be on display. Last year one exhibit was a home of the future, jam-packed with innovative products and architecture all focussing on environmental issues. I hope it is there again this year but with more signage. I know there was a lot going on that I didn’t recognise, nor did my fellow show-goers. There is a lot to do, and some of us only have one day in which to do it. Here are some tips you might find useful:

1. Have a game plan. Decide what it is you want to accomplish and get that done first. Walk in the main entrance, get an overall impression—it will be “WOW”—but I’ll let you determine that for yourself, and then head out on your mission. Stay focussed. 2. Mission accomplished? Follow your whims; let the sounds and colours and scents be your guide. Don’t try to “do” the show because two things will happen. The first is that you won’t be successful since the darn thing is so big and the second is that you won’t have the time to enjoy what you do see. 3. Wear very comfortable shoes and clothing. You have a lot of walking to do and, from experience, fashion considerations get trashed by two in the afternoon. Those of your friends with whom you travel to the show will already be well acquainted with your unique and eclectic sense of style so no worries there. The rest of the people you bump into on the concourse will be like-minded strangers so it doesn’t’ matter. Which means of course, the first person you bump into will be an ex-flame who will give you the elevator-eyes scrutiny. Remember that you are a gardener and you have a sense of ha-ha. 4. Eat well, drink lots of water, and take time to sit and relax. A few minutes of respite and restoration will go a long way to enhancing your enjoyment. Canada Blooms is “the” event for us gardeners and I’m excited to be going. I hope you can go too.

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Mayors For Meals Day takes place March 20 EMC News - Quinte West - VON Community Care Quinte West has announced that Quinte West Mayor John Williams will be participating in Mayors for Meals Day to show his support for our community’s seniors. This year’s Mayors for Meals Day event will include the mayor and other city officials serving at Diners’ Club at the Trenton Lions Hall on Wednesday, March 20. “We are excited about having Mayor Williams participate in our event,” said Patti Potter, Care and Service Manager. “We hope to raise awareness of the value this service provides to clients in our community. This is the fifth time Mayor Williams has participated in the local Mayors for Meals Day A Mayor for Meals Day is a North American campaign organized by Meals on Wheels agencies to involve local mayors in raising awareness of senior hunger and the need for local action. The Ontario Community Support Association, <>, represents the needs and issues of Meals on Wheels providers like VON Community Care Quinte West and holds the licensing rights for Meals on Wheels in Canada. For more information on local Meals on Wheels programs contact Virginia DeVries at 613392-4181 or email <>.


Two of Nashville’s not-to-be-missed attractions By John M. Smith

EMC Lifestyles - Nashville, Tennessee, is often referred to as “Music City USA,” and it’s certainly a hot destination for music aficionados, whether it’s country, bluegrass, gospel, jazz, rock, or hip-hop. It’s the home of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry, the Bridgestone Arena, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Centre, among others.  It’s also the site of a plethora of honkytonks that feature live music, and a number of music-oriented businesses, including Hatch Show Print, one of the country’s oldest letterpress poster print shops, and Gruhn Guitar with its magnificent display of vintage guitars, banjos, and mandolins.  However, despite having all these wonderful offerings, I discovered two other particular places in Nashville that just blew me away: RCA’s Studio B and the Bluebird Café.  I’ve decided to tell you about these two notto-be-missed Nashville attractions. First of all, I found Nashville’s RCA’s Studio B to be truly fascinating.  It’s the city’s oldest recording studio, built at the request of Chet Atkins, and became the “launching pad” of many a hit.  More than 45,000 songs

were recorded here, including more than 200 by Elvis Presley alone. As I walked into the building’s first little room, I found that its walls were covered with framed headshots of the artists; the guide paused while we gazed at these pictures and listened to snippets of their hit songs recorded here which brought back many a memory.  There was a picture of a very young looking Roy Orbison, and we heard a part of Only the Lonely.  A young Elvis hit it big with Heartbreak Hotel and, later, How Great Thou Art (for which he won a Grammy).  The Everly Brothers sang All I Have To Do Is Dream and Dolly Parton sang I’ll Always Love You a hit on two separate occasions and later made into a #1 hit again by Whitney Houston.  Other artists to record here included Porter Wagoner, Ernest Tubb, Eddy Arnold, Charley Pride, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. I also learned that it was a Canadian singer who actually had the longest recording contract with RCA (not Elvis or Willie): Hank Snow, whose hits included I’ve Been Everywhere and I’m Moving On.  Hank was under contract with RCA for 47 years—and Elvis once opened for him! When I entered the ac-

tual recording studio, I was told that Elvis often booked the last recording time in the day – so that he could work on into the night (as he liked to do). For example, he decided to “set the mood” for his hit Are You Lonesome Tonight? by recording it in the still of the night (4:30 a.m.), with the lights off!  The old 1942 Steinway piano Elvis often played, and that was used on so many of the studio’s recordings, is still there, and there’s even an opportunity to sit down at this piano and get a photo taken. My other recommendation is a visit to Nashville’s legendary Bluebird Café, for it’s here that I enjoyed listening to songwriters singing their own songs in an intimate “in the round” setting.  On the night I attended, songwriter Andrew Dorff (Ride; We All Bleed Red) was hosting a benefit for the UCLA Brain Cancer Research Centre, for he’d lost his mom to cancer.  There was

Many songwriters perform in the round inside the Bluebird Cafe.

a cover charge of $12 and a minimum food and beverage charge of $7; and I found this very reasonable for what I got in return. A group of songwriters sat in a circle and shared their songs with us, giving musical accompaniment to one another, and telling us a bit about each song and themselves.  There was a real sense of community and helpfulness among the performers, and the calibre of the music was very high.  After all, the competition in Nashville is very strong, so “you better have game.”  Several of the songs sung that night had already been recorded by other artists, and a songwriter would sing and then humbly state that that

particular song had been recorded by Ronnie Dunn (Bleed Red), One Direction (They Don’t Know About Us), etc. Many of the onlookers were friends and songwriters, too, so one would often come forward and contribute a piece and then return to his/her table to listen. My evening at the Bluebird Café was my favourite.  While listening to one great song after another, one guy in the corner whispered to another guy, “That song sucks.”  Another patron turned to glare at the perpetrator and then noticed the similarity in appearance to the singer.  It was his proud brother “just having some fun.”


I toured Studio B, Nashville’s oldest recording studio.



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Now, Washington Square Serenade and Townes. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is Steve Earle’s 14th Studio Album and features the song This City which has garnered both Emmy and Grammy Award nominations and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel. Steve Earle is touring with his live band The Dukes (and Duchesses) in support of their new album, The Low Highway, being released this April. Steve Earle is known for hits Copperhead Road, Guitar Town, Devil’s Right Hand, Some Day, I Ain’t Never Satisfied, My Old Friend The Blues and many more. Special guests for the evening are husband/wife duo “The Mastersons.” Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) perform Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at <> or call the box office at 613Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses). 969-0099.

Learning from the best at the TD Jazz Education Program

EMC Entertainment - Could the next Diana Krall or Wynton Marsalis emerge from Belleville, Trenton, Campbellford or Oshawa? Okay, producing the next jazz megastar is a long shot. But the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival’s TD Jazz Education Program is as much about providing an unmatched opportunity for young musicians as it is about a distant shot at the big time. The program brings 80 high school jazz musicians from east-central Ontario communities to Prince Edward County for three days April 12 to 14. They will immerse themselves in clinics, performances and workshops with Toronto’s number one lead trumpet player, for example, or a guitarist who is one of the country’s most recorded musicians, or four other jazz notables of the same calibre. Each school’s band will be paired up with a clinician who will work exclusively with them over the three days and join in their performance at the final concert. It’s called “Swing Into Spring,” a Regent Theatre matinee with one of Canada’s greatest jazz ensembles, the Brian Barlow Big Band. “This work with young people is probably the most impor-

tant thing the festival has done in its 13-year history,” according to Barlow, creative director for the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival. “I’m especially thrilled that we’re able to include a band from Trenton this year. Students in Toronto and the GTA have access to so much more than students in smaller towns and rural areas. It’s a rare opportunity for a small town teacher and his students who have worked hard to establish a jazz band.” The students will also benefit from a workshop and performance on Friday, April 12, by the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra (UTJO), under the direction of Gordon Foote. Participating schools are St. Paul’s Secondary School (Trenton), Centennial Secondary School (Belleville), Campbellford District High School, and O’Neill Collegiate and Vocational Institute (Oshawa). The clinicians will include: John Johnson - one of Canada’s most sought-after woodwind players in studios, clubs, concert halls and theatres. Jazz faculty member University of Toronto; Jason Logue - the most in-demand lead trumpet player in

Toronto. Mohawk College, U. of T. faculty member; Kelsley Grant - trombone grad of the Manhattan School of Music faculty member, Humber College, U. of T.; Mike Francis – first-call studio guitarist, writer and producer. One of Canada’s most recorded musicians; Scott Alexander - internationally renowned bassist whose resume includes The Boss Brass, Alanis Morrissette, Oliver Jones, Zoot Sims; Barbra Lica - recent grad of the U. of T. vocal jazz program where she also majored in medical sciences;

Brian Barlow - drummer, arranger, producer , long-time member of the Boss Brass. Creative director of the PEC Jazz Festival “Swing Into Spring” with The Brian Barlow Big Band with vocalist Barbra Lica and four top student ensembles takes place Sunday, April 14, at the Regent Theatre, Picton, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 ($20 parents and students). Tickets are available on line at <theregenttheatre. org> or by calling the Regent Theatre box office at 613-476-8416.

EMC News - Stirling - The Stirling Festival Theatre has lost a board member but has a sweet new deal to show for it. With the support of The Village Chocolatier owner Joan Wilkinson, “everyone can now buy Village Chocolatier goodies at the Stirling Festival Theatre box office, and help the theatre too,” says SFT Media Co-ordinator Joanne Hartman, noting that the retail profits from chocolate sales will now be an ongoing fund raiser for the theatre. Wilkinson uses the finest Belgian Chocolate in her handcrafted creations, “and these tasty and decadent morsels, along with theatre tickets will make the perfect gift at any time,” Hartman says.

As well, monthly specials will also be available. “This generous gesture comes at a good time as the theatre has decided to put The Million Dollar Hole in One event on hold until 2014,” she says. And at the February 26 meeting of the Stirling Festival Theatre Board, in accordance with the theatre’s conflict-ofinterest policies, Wilkinson announced she would be leaving the board effective immediately. Hartman describes Wilkinson as “a valued member of the board of directors, seeing the SFT through many changes during her tenure as secretary and treasurer.” Past board chair Nancy Snowdon has volunteered to return as treasurer.

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One of the highlights of last week’s activities celebrating the first anniversary of core and extended French programs offered at Brighton Public School was a dance mob featuring the entire student population. Photo: Ray Yurkowski

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Mill Street store as well as offer her support to the StirlingRawdon Public Library. A total of 14 aprons were available, including the one worn by Alice in Wonderland at last year’s panto, each with its own literary history. Bidding closed last Friday. “The apron with the highest bid was The Madeline Apron, designed from vintage fabrics by Missy Wannamaker of Trenton,” Ramsay says, adding the apron sold for $70. “We will be carrying Missy’s beautiful upcycled apron designs in our shop once we open on April sixth,” she notes. Bids were registered from the local area and beyond, “including Niagara Falls, Montreal and New Brunswick just to name a few. So while this was a local fund raiser, the funds are being donated to the library by individuals far and wide,” Ramsay says. The final tally for all the aprons was $474 which will be used to bolster the library’s teen collection.


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pm, Belleville Fish and Game Club. Cost is $3 at the door. Bring a non perishable food for Gleaners Food bank and get entered in a draw. For info: Mary 613-472-1448. The Canadian Power and Sail Bay of Quinte Squadron third Speakers’ Night entitled ‘Our Historic Lighthouses - Most Are Gone! Can We Save The Rest?’, Thursday, March 21, Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, Victoria Park, Belleville, 7 - 8:30 pm. Admission $5.00 at the door. Nutritious, frozen meals distributed every Friday, 2-4 p.m., Bridge Street Church, Belleville. There is no cost and no pre-ordering is required. To register, show ID on your first visit for each participating family member. Gilead Hall euchre, Bronk Rd., every other Tuesday evening from 7:15 to 10:00; next euchre March 19. All welcome. Info: Fern at 613-969-9262. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets Wednesday, 7 p.m. in Hillcrest Community Centre, 69 Centre St, Belleville. No dues or fees for members. For info: Susan at 613-471-0228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or Seniors 5-pin Bowling, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Come and meet new friends for fun and fellowship. Belleville Pro Bowl, Bayview Mall. Call Ken 613-962-3429 Quinte Region Crokinole Club, every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Avaya building at 250 Sidney St., Belleville, south entrance. Cost is $4.00. . For info: Dave Brown at 613-967-7720 or Louis Gauthier at 613-849-0690. The Ontario Early Years Centre at Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms at 301 MacDonald Ave., Belleville. Open 6 days a week. For info: or 613-966-9427. Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., Celebrate World Storytelling Day, Belleville Public Library. This year’s theme is ‘Fortune and Fate’. 3rd floor meeting room. Everyone welcome. Free event. The Business & Professional Women monthly dinner meeting, Montrose Inn, Monday, March 18, 6 p.m. All women are welcome, no matter the occupation or retired. Guest speaker: Annie House, CAHP RRPR, speaking about Aromatherapy. Lois at 613-966-3091 to reserve or for info ACTIVITY GROUP, every Thursday,

Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. “Marmaduke” Fundraiser, Belleville, 1-3pm. Activities vary. For info St.John Ambulance Therapy Dogs-Trent and registration: Erin, (613) 969-0130 Hills. Sunday March 17, 1.30 p.m., Aron Theatre Campbellford. Free Will DonaBRIGHTON tion. Everyone Welcome. March 16-17 Presqu’ile Provincial Reg Euchre Tournament Sat. Mar 16, Park – 37th Annual Waterfowl Weekend, 1:00 p.m. Lunch at 12:00 p.m. Campbell10am to 4pm. Children’s activities, photo forfd Seniors, 55 Grand Rd (across from and art displays, BBQ, Gift Shop. $8.00/ Service Ont). Everyone welcome. vehicle entrance fee. Info: 613 475-4324 Taoist Tai Chi Beginner and continuext 225 or ing classes available throughout the week Home Building Inspection Seminar, at the Community Resource Centre, 65 Saturday, March 16,10 am-Noon. Light Bridge St. Campbellford. Join anytime. refreshments. New Community Hall, Trin- Call 705 696 1782 for more details. ity-St.Andrew’s United Church, Brighton. Tickets $10.00. For info: Lynda 613-475- Nordic Walking Group, Thursdays at Campbellford High School, main doors. 1311 or Jean 613-439-8869 All ages and abilities. First 1km loop leaves Gerry and Faye Open Mike and Dance, at 5pm, second 1km loop at 5:15pm, third first and third Wednesday of the month, 2.5 km loop at 5:30. Info: Chriss 705-696Masonic Lodge, 157 Main St. Brighton. 2442 or Tammy 705-696-3723. 7 p.m. 613-475-8847. Time-Out Tea Time Ladies’ Fellow- CODRINGTON ship:10 am, Monday, March 18, New Com- Codrington Community Centre, munity Hall, Trinity-St. Andrew’s United 3rd Wednesday of month, Codrington Church, Brighton. Guest speaker: Irene Seniors’ Group meets at noon for a Pot Bastin. Info: Jean Finkle 613-439-8869. Luck lunch. Let’s Dress up with vintage clothing St. Patrick’s Supper, Saturday March 16, 5 - 7 p.m. Codrington Community CAMPBELLFORD Centre, 2992 Cty Rd. 30, Codrington. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Roast pork, mashed potatoes, baked beans, 17 Ranney S., Campbellford, St. Patrick’s meatballs, much more including green day luncheon, Saturday March 16, noon punch served by a Leprechaun. Wear to 2pm. Beef Irish stew and traditional green if you feel Irish. Adults $15 in adIrish fare. Entertainment by the Donegal vance, $18 at door; 6-12, $8; Reserve at Fiddlers and a sale of home baking. Lunch 613-475-3018 or 613-475-4005. $7.00. Info: Betty 705-632-1023. Codrington Library open Tuesday, Discuss your child’s development, 2-5 pm; Thursday 9:30-11:30 am; Friday speech and behaviour, Tuesdays, 10-11 5-8 pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm. am, St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, 35 Centre St, Campbellford. All families COLBORNE welcome. Info: Cheryl McMurray, Nor- Colborne Library Storytime prothumberland Child Development Centre, gram, Thursdays at 11:00am. Open to 1-866-218-1427. children 2 to 5 years of age. To register Blood Pressure Clinic, Mar 15, for this free program: 905 357-3722 or Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 1-4pm, drop by. Open: Mon. 3-8, Tues. & Thurs. 11-8, Fri. & Sat. 11-4. Room 249 2nd Floor. All Welcome St. John’s United Church Indoor Meet MatMan: A fun, body building, Walking Program, Tuesday & Friday vocabulary enhancing, letter introducing 10-11am, until mid April, 50 Bridge St. secret weapon. Wednesdays, 11:00 am to W., Campbellford. Free admission. Please noon, Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St. Geared for the ages of the children bring clean shoes. 705-653-2283 IOOF Humanitarian Services Ham attending. Info: Cheryl McMurray, Nor& Scalloped Potatoes Dinner, Odd Fellows thumberland Child Development Centre, Hall, Campbellford. Friday, March 15, 6:00 1-866-218-1427. pm. Adults $12.50, children under 8, $6. Wheel chair accessible. For Tickets contact: ELDORADO Monthly Crokinole party on Fri705-653-0072 or 705-653-3600

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FRANKFORD Roast Beef Dinners, Frankford Legion, March 20. $10.00. From 5 P.M. Sunday Worship Service and Sunday School at Frankford United Church 10:30 am. All are Welcome! Frankford United Church Stew Supper, Saturday, March 16. One sitting at 6 p.m. Advance tickets only: Adults $12.00, 6-12 yrs. $6, under 6 yrs free. Call: 613-398-6614 or 613-398-6434 to buy or reserve your tickets

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MADOC St. Patrick’s Day Dance, March 16, 8pm-1am, Madoc Township Recreation Centre, Eldorado. $20 includes lunch. Tickets at Heart of Hastings Hospice, Wilson’s, Bush Furniture or Cook’s Barber Shop. RCL Br 363 Madoc ‘Ham & Turkey Roll’, Sat. Mar. 16,1:00pm. $2.00 a roll. Everyone welcome. Madoc Blood Pressure Clinic: Wednesday, Mar 20. 47 Wellington St, Seniors Building Common Room, 9-11:30 am. Opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Heart of Hastings Hospice is seeking volunteers (men & women) in the Municipalities of Centre Hastings, Marmora & Lake, Tudor & Cashel, Tweed, Townships of Madoc, and Stirling-Rawdon. Patient Care Volunteer Training Sessions 4 full days: March 26, 28, April 2, 4, 10 am-4 pm, 17 McKenzie Street, Madoc. Register by March 21. Call 613-473-1880

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A Message From The Family of Lana Beckett Thank you to everyone who offered their love and support. Thank you to all the volunteers and people who sent cars, flowers and food. Thank you to the Hastings Legion and anyone who made a donation. Thank you to Brett Funeral Home and Rev. Jamie York for a beautiful service.


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SIMMONS, Mae Annie - At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Mae (Campbell) Simmons, of Marmora, in her 93rd year. Daughter of the late Thomas and Georgina Campbell. Wife of the late Bert Spry and Bill Simmons. Mother of Larry (Carol) Spry, Jerrine (Bryan) Chute, and James (Ann Marie) Spry. Grandmother of David and Daryl. Great grandmother of Tanya, Jesse, Joshua, and Tyler. The family received friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 11 and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12. Funeral Service was held in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Marmora, on Tuesday, March 12 at 11:00 a.m. Spring Interment Mont Nebo Cemetery, Springbrook. Donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Caressant Care Palliative Care or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. CL421923

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1940 Ford 9N tractor, rebuilt motor and fresh paint. $3,500. 613-966-3541.



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Investor will pay top cash price for profitable local area business. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.



FRASER, Richard “Rick” Alfred, suddenly at his home in Brighton on Saturday, March 9th, 2013, age 53 years. Richard Fraser of Brighton, son of Richard Fraser and his wife Diana of Plevna, and the late Florence (Christianson). Sadly missed by his daughters Carley Fraser and Julia Fraser, both of Trenton, and their mother, Jennifer Fraser. Brother of Sharon and her husband Chris Billings of Kemptville. Rick will also be missed by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive friends at the Walas Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton on Wednesday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Service in the funeral home on Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 2 o’clock. Cremation with interment in Plevna. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Jamie Andrews and Erin Gow are very proud to introduce Evan James Andrews. Evan was born at 4:13 am on Tuesday, March 5 at BGH. He was welcomed by his tired but proud grandparents who could not wait to meet him. Thanks to all the staff at BGH for their support.



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Kraft Foods employee, suddenly as a result of an accident in Orangeburg, S.C. on Februray 26, 2013. Son of the late Ivan and Laura Begg. Beloved husband of Betty of P.E.I., dear brother of Edith (Ron) Lush of Campbellford, survived by 6 children, 4 step children, 9 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, many nieces & nephews. Celebration of Elwood’s life to be held in Campbellford at a later date. CL421937

HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY Bob Fredericks A 70th Birthday Party will be held in honour of Bob (Charlie) Fredericks at the Norwood Legion Hall March 30, 2013 At 7:00 PM All Ages Welcome Best wishes only

Spring Fling Singles Dance, Sat., March 30th, Top Floor Trenton Legion 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. All welcome! DJ- Mr Music! All Requests! Back parking lot & Entrance. 613-392-9850.



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Invites applications for a Manager of Buildings & Facilities The City of Quinte West Corporate and Financial Services Division is currently inviting applications for the position of Manager of Buildings & Facilities. The Manager of Buildings & Facilities position is responsible for the efficient and effective management, maintenance and development of all facilities under the direct responsibility of the Corporate & Financial Services Department and all designated facilities owned by the Corporation of the City of Quinte West. This position will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations and capital needs of designated corporate facilities in cooperation with the Director of Corporate & Financial Services/Treasurer and be directly responsible for the management and maintenance of corporate facilities. In cooperation with the Supervisor of Arena Operations the position will be directly responsible for the capital maintenance and upgrades of the Trenton and Frankford arena facilities, manage existing facility leases, act as the staff liaison for the City’s Accessibility Committee, be responsible for the management of the City’s LAS Program to secure stable hydro electric and gas utility rates, plan, organize and direct staff in the performance of work in accordance with municipal policies, standards and safety requirements and prepare annual estimates of expenditures and revenues relative to the facilities in order to ensure proper control over the facilities annual budgets. The position will also be required to purchase necessary materials and supplies to ensure the efficient and effective operations while adhering to the City’s purchasing policies, ensure the maintenance of all facility equipment inventory, assist in preparing tenders, quotes, RFP’s etc. in cooperation with the Purchasing Supervisor as required, monitor contractual agreements and projects related to facilities operations and respond effectively and efficiently to complaints of ratepayers and take appropriate action. You will be required to prepare long term capital requirements and improvements of the facilities, coordinate a preventative maintenance program for the facilities and ensure that all facilities are kept in a safe, clean and attractive condition. The successful candidate will be required to be knowledgeable of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and appropriate regulations and ensure that all facilities staff complies with Federal, Provincial and Municipal codes, Acts and legislation.

Remuneration: 2013 Non-Union Job Rate is $78, 600-$87,334. The City offers an attractive benefits package. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume clearly marked: “Application: Manager of Buildings & Facilities” by 4:30p.m. Tuesday April 2, 2013 to the undersigned: Tim Osborne, CMM III HR Specialist Manager Human Resources City of Quinte West P.O. Box 490 Trenton, ONK8V 5R6 Email: Website Address:

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the City of Quinte West is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call 613-392-2841 (4437) or email if you require an accommodation to ensure your participation in the recruitment and selection process.

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Horse Boarding 5 min from Belleville. Heated feed/tack room, nylon electo braid fence, daily turn out in hay/grass paddocks. Outdoor board is $195/mth. Call Brian at 613-848-4850



PETS Dog Grooming by Bernadette. Professional services with TLC. New clients welcome. 550 TrentonFrankford Rd, 1 minute north of 401. (613)243-8245.


BRIGHTON FARM 25 acres with beautiful home and good out buildings insulated cold storage, tile drained. Presently rented. $415,000 with tractor, loader and other small implements as bonus. Cty Rd 26 1.5 miles to Brighton, fabulous golf course, 401 613-475-2544



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1 bedroom in 4 plex. Kaladar. Available April 1. $475 plus hydro. First/last. References required. 416-554-9746.

Warkworth, 1 bedroom apt. Colonial Inn Madoc for rent in clean quiet building, Main daily, weekly, monthly. St. Available now. Suitable (613)473-2221. for 1 person. No pets. $550/mth. plus hydro. required. 2 bedroom apt, renovat- First/last HELP WANTED ed. $875/month incl. Se- 9 0 5 - 2 5 9 - 0 6 3 1 , 905-623-9482. cured building, laundry First and last. Close to amenities. Avail May 1. Marmora Apartments, 613-967-1251. Forsyth St: 1 bedroom, $595+/month, bachelor, Exceptional bachelor apt. $450+/month. Renovated, Heat, hydro, cable includ- upper level, parking, bay ed. $525/mth. First month windows. No pets, lst + required. Plainfield area. last, references required. Allan 416-229-0553. 613-477-3377.



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HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . No Experience Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.

Painter or Handyman. No job is too small! Also any odd jobs. Seniors discount. Call Roger on cell 613-242-3958.

HOST FAMILIES WANTED! Northern Youth Aboard is looking for families to host 2 youths from Nunavut/NWT, volunteering in your community July/August. 1-866-212-2307 Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.

BELMONT ENGINE Repair & Marine will be closed Saturday, March 2 and reopen March 18 at 8 am. Come and see us at the Home and Outdoor show HELP WANTED! Make in Peterborough March 15, $1000 a week mailing bro16, and 17th. chures from home! Genuine Opportunity! FREE supplies! No experience $$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan required. Start immediatefrom an ex-employer? ly! (LIRA) or (locked in RRSP) Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585 WORK WANTED

BUSINESS SERVICES County Water TreatmentSofteners, U.V. Lights, R.O. systems, chemical free iron and sulphur filters. Sales, installation, service and repair. Steven Menna. (613)967-7143. Hardwood Floor Installation and resurfacing. Ceramics. Light renovations and upgrades. Over 30 years experience. Please call for free estimate 613-394-1908. Steve Collins, InsulationBlown cellulose, attics, walls, floors. Save money -live comfortably. Warm in winter, cool in summer. Quality work since 1974. Free estimates. Call (613)847-6791.


LEGAL Notice- Tenant, Darr’s Pizza, Marmora: Remove equipment/belongings before April 15, 2013 or same will be sold or otherwise disposed of to cover costs.


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The City of Quinte West is seeking a full time superintendent for the campsites and general area of the Park. The Park Host will meet and greet campers and help orient them to the park, provide information about the park and monitor the associated area and facilities. The date of this contract would be Saturday, May 25, 2013 to October 13, 2013. Duties would be booking and assignment of campsites, registration of campers, including accepting payment and preparing weekly deposits, maintain cleanliness of washroom facilities, ensure public safety, reporting any facility or patrol related issues to appropriate contacts, assign and collect equipment to users (beach volleyballs etc.), full time coverage must be provided throughout the season, communicate with City Staff, canteen operator and Parks Canada staff. Requirements are 21 years of age or older; Criminal Reference check, current First Aid/ CPR certification and good written and oral communication skills. A monthly Honorarium will be provided to the successful candidate. A designated lot will be available to the Park Host for the season to park their trailer. Please submit a resume and covering letter for the above noted position. Resumes will be received until 4:30 p.m on April 5, 2013. Please send resumes marked “Park Host – Frankford Tourist Park” – Confidential” to the undersigned: Ryan Andrew Supervisor of Parks and Open Spaces City of Quinte West, 7 Creswell Drive P. O. Box 490 Trenton, ON K8V 5R6 Telephone: 613-392-2841 Fax: 613-392-7151 Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. All information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M45. We thank all applicants who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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The Municipality of Brighton is issuing the following RFQ for THE PROVISION OF ONE (1) 61-INCH GASOLINE POWERED ZERO-TURN MOWER TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. The successful Proponent shall confirm to all terms and conditions as outlined in the bid documents. Specifications and required forms are available from the Public Works and Development office at 67 Sharp Road, Brighton. Questions must be received in writing and be directed to Jim Millar, Director of Parks and Recreation, via e-mail at



Sealed bid packages on attached documents, clearly marked as to their contents will be received at 67 Sharp Road, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0, until 11:30 A.M. on Thursday, April 4th, 2013.



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• AUCTIONS Tues Mar 19th @ 6pm Selby Livestock & Auctions Centre Doors open at 5:00pm Good Friday MARCH 29, 2013 • 9:30 AM AUCTION SALE at CL421527

Auctioneer: Allen McGrath


Thursday, 5pm Viewing TimeApril 2 pm12th day of~ sale Viewing 2pm auction day. Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Rd., Morrow Building ~ 171 Lansdowne St., Peterborough SELLING ENTIREPeterborough CONTENTS FROM A GAMBLING HALL.


Partial list includes: fork lift, slate pool table, leather furniture, china, sofas,Antiques, poker tables, bar stools, cigarglass, humidors, at screen tv’s, projectors w/large&screens, restaurant memorabilia, jewellery much more! kitchen appliances and much more!

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Auctioneer: TOM HARRISON 613-379-1006 11 Pleasant Dr., Selby, ON • 613-354-6260


Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Selling household contents including antiques, collectibles, brass and cast, costume jewelry, crystal, glass, china, pictures, prints and more, including sol Gibbard mahogany, ext table with leaves and 6 chairs and matching sideboard, rare old streamer trunk with original old hangers, small ironing board still inside in original condition, 2 mantel clocks and 1 regulator wall clock, collection brass pcs, several sets crystal tumblers, qty costume jewelry, chest flatware, other old set flatware, ant. dresser with mirror, lge fancy framed mirror, old guitar, old banjo, bedroom set w/bed, dresser & chest, good single bed, other dressers & chests, several pantry type cupboards, set 3 carved boxes, selection tools, selection household articles, dishes, pots, pans, etc, plus countless other articles too many to list. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. CL421543

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Large Antique & Collector’s Auction to include: Large Amount of Pine, Primitive, Oak, Walnut & Mahogany Furniture. Large Collection of Primitive Carvings & Country Collectable’s, Smalls, Lladro, Silverplate, Oils, Prints, Watercolours & Numerous Oriental Carpets. Priced Tag Sale Items & Books. Starting @ 9:30 a.m.



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Sunday, March 17, 2013 - Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction 11:00 a.m. Selling the Estate of Barbara June Hall of Port Hope. Plus a Collection of Over 35 Oriental Carpets. Small Selection of Pine Furniture, Estate Jewellery, Glass, China & Collector’s Items, Large Collection of Oils, Prints & Watercolours. Watch Web Site for Updates. Indoor Yard Sale: Sunday @ 9:30 a.m. David Simmons: Auctioneer & Appraiser

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MADOC BADMINTON every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m, Centre Hastings Secondary School. Terry 613-473-5662. Support The Troops Concert Open Mic /Jam Night. All musicians and all types of music welcome. Friday, 15 March, 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.), Arts Centre Hastings, Madoc. Madoc Lions Club will provide a Chili Dinner and refreshments available. Free Admission. Donations accepted in support of the “Military Family Resource Centre” Madoc Active Living Exercise: Every Wednesday at 10:30am. Trinity United Church, 76 St Lawrence St East. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Royal Canadian Legion Br 363 Madoc has mixed darts every Thursday night 7.30. Everyone invited Caregiver of Family member with Memory Loss Group meets every 3rd Wed. of month at Madoc Arts Centre at 9:30am. Info 613-395-5018.

MARMORA Fridays, 1:30 p.m., Marmora Seniors’ Euchre Parties, William Shannon Room. Drop-in Memory Loss Information sessions meets every 3rd Thurs. of month at Marmora Caressant Care Retirement Home at 1pm. Info: 613-395-5018


9 Elgin Street East, Cobourg, Saturday, March 16, 2013 Preview @ 9:30 a.m. Auction starting at 11:00 a.m.


For Eileen Burke formerly of Homewood Ave., Estate of Florence Akin of Lakefield, Heather Brown of Bailieboro, Estate of Lois Page plus others. LOCATION: Trentwinds International Centre, 264 Lansdowne St. E. Peterborough. ON. Page Estate vehicle 203 Chev Ompala LS, cert. & e-tested in excellent condition. Ant. & Fine Home furnishings, musical instruments, paintings & prints, pair of Victorian guilt brass wall scones. Ant. china, glass & collectibles. Upright vintage radio, pine carpenter’s box, hand & power tools & many boxes previously packed in storage. Quality sale, plan to attend! TERMS: Cash, Debit, Visa, M/C Removal day of Sale only! Serving area families with excellence in customer service for the past 32 years. Auctioneer/owner are not responsible for loss/liability in connection with this sale.



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Large auction, partial estate, other interesting items plus many consignments. Boxes as yet unpacked. 192 Front W. Hastings, ON K0L 1Y0

COMMUNITY CALENDAR p.m., St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St, Picton. Scholastic Book Fair, Kente PS, Ameliasburgh, March 19 & 20, 9:30am - 3:30pm, and March 21, 9:30am - 1pm. Please call 962- 7533 for more info. Consecon Legion Sunday March 17, Senior Bid Euchre,1 pm, $5.00. St Pattys Chicken Supper to follow, 4-6 pm. Cost $12.00. Every Thursday night, Mixed Fun Darts, 7 pm. Everyone welcome Wednesdays, Knitting 2-4 pm, Zumba 7:30-8:30 pm. Fridays Yoga 1:30-2:30 pm. Ameliasburgh Community Hall Consecon Legion Br Now open for breakfast 7 days a week. Everyone welcome


Trenton Lions Club 77 Campbell Street weekly Thursday Night Bingo. Cards on sale at 6pm, regular program starts at 7pm. Trenton Seniors Club 105 Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner, 61 Bay St, Trenton, Saturday March 23, 4-6 pm. Tickets $10 per person, available from our office between 9am-3pm Mon-Fri.. Info: (613) 392 5400 Trenton Memorial Hospital. New fashion wear and accessories at our gift shop. New stock arrives weekly. Spend more than $50 and your $4 parking ticket is refunded. Gift Shop hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Contact: 613 392 2540 ext.5449

TWEED Tweed Public Library is offering free computer/Internet instruction. Sign up today! Also, Wednesday, March 20, 1:00-4:00p.m.Community Employment Services will be conducting a resume clinic. Sign up ahead of time. Tweed Legion: Mixed darts every Friday night, 7:30 p.m. Mixed pool Wednesdays (except 3rd Wed. of the month), 7:00 sharp. Everyone welcome. Tweed Line Dancing: Every Tuesday at 10:30 am. Hungerford Lion’s Hall, 65 Victoria St N. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Bid Euchre Tournament 3rd Sunday of the month at Actinolite Recreation Hall 1 p.m. Lunch available. Boost your Brain 101: for older people who are noticing memory changes.Use good memory habits and other strategies to boost your brain and delay cognitive decline. March21, 10am-noon, Moira Place LTC Home, 415 River St. W. Tweed. Free, refreshments provided. Register at 613-962-0892 or

Early Stage Memory Loss support group meets every 3rd Wed. of month at Stirling Rotary Train Station at 2pm. Info: 613395-5018. Stirling Horticultural Society General meeting, March 18, 7 P.M. St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Mill Street Stirling. Guest speakers, Deanna Groves and John Riedl of The Garden Place. Topic is Designing Landscapes. All visitors and new members welcomed Stirling Figure Skating Club spring carnival, “ Fire & Ice” on Sunday March 24, 1 pm, Stirling Recreation Centre. Special guest skaters Violetta and Peter Dack, Peter O’Brien and our own skaters from ages 3 and older. Tickets available at Balu’s Pharmacy and Julia’s Womens Wear, Stirling, from club executive members or at the door, for $15. There are limited “On ice seats” available for $20. Stirling Legion St. Patricks Day Celebration, Saturday March 16, 2:00 p.m. Games, prizes, green beverage. Chicken or beef stew and dinner rolls. $5.00 per person. TYENDINAGA All welcome. MELROSE Diner’s Club: 3rd Thursday of month at TyenTRENTON Trenton Horticultural dinaga Township Community Hall Society & Garden Club, Garden 12 noon. Design Presentation and General Stoney and the Sundance Meeting. Thursday March 21, Band, Orange Hall, Tyendinaga, 7:00pm, Grace United Church, York Rd. Saturday, March 16, 8pm 85 Dundas St. E., Trenton. Info: to midnight. Special guest Chester Joan at 613-392-2572 McCann on steel guitar. Toastmasters International, Trenton Library. WARKWORTH Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, Trent Hills Soccer Club 2013 6:30-8 pm. New members and Registration, Warkworth. Thursday, March 21, 7-9 pm, Warkworth Leguests welcome. The Trenton & District Old gion.

Friday, March 15, 11:15 am, Norwood Town Hall. Special Guest Performance by The Puppet Tamer! Hosted by the AsphodelNorwood Public Library. Saturday, March 16, join Librarian Kris for a Special TwoHour Story Time, Norwood Legion, 10 am – noon Norwood Curling Club’s final bonspiel of the season starts Friday March 22, 6 pm and continues Sat. March 23. 24 teams vying for the ‘Sap bucket’ trophy. For info or to enter: Brian 705639-5151 Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meetings, Tuesdays, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Norwood. Weigh-in from 5:45. Meeting at 7 pm. For info: Evelyn 705-639-5562 or Elaine 705-6395710. Asphodel-Norwood Historical Society will meet at the Norwood Legion on Tuesday, Tyme Fiddlers party, Sunday Mar March 19 at 7 p.m. 17, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Have a non-profit event? P.E. COUNTY Legion, Branch 110, 20 Quinte Email Picton afternoon Shout St., Trenton,1 to 5 pm. Everyone Deadline is Mondays at 3 p.m. Sister Choir welcomes new mem- welcome. Lunch available. Round Please note: Ads may be edited or omitted as space permits bers. Practices are Wednesdays, 2-4 and square dancing. Open Mic.

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