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EMC News - Belleville - The 42nd Annual Quinte Home Builders Association (QHBA) Home and Renovation Show took place this past weekend at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, and in talking to vendors and organizers it was clear the move into the centre was a welcome one. “We like it, the brightness is amazing and there’s a lot of daylight,” said QHBA president Brian Garrard. “I think that’s why people are here too. They wanted to see the complex … a lot of people are annual home show visitors that have come down to see the complex as well as the Home Show.” Taking place over three days, from Friday, April 5, to Sunday, April 7, the event annually draws thousands of people to check out the huge variety of vendors and services on display. While tickets had not yet been counted, Garrard said he fully expected over 5,000 people to come through the show this year. From his personal booth as part of his business Eastern Design Windows & Doors, he said the event had been “crazy” and joked that he’d been so busy he’d forgotten to turn on the TV that was part of his display. “The goal is to get more information out to the buyers, and to make it so they can come to one place and get as much information as they need about all the different trades, suppliers and products that are on the market,” Garrard said. Trades, suppliers and products certainly weren’t in short supply, as over 105 vendors filled Arenas A and B inside the Wellness Centre, all displaying a huge range of goods and services. “It’s been great,” said Connie McAdam of McAdam Window and Door Centre, whose company has been attending the show for the past 25 years. “[The venue] is wonderful, it’s so nice and bright and clean, not that there was anything wrong with the other arenas, but the general public is really liking the fact that we’re in these new arenas.” McAdam said a major part of attending the shows was connecting and reconnecting with future and past customers, and that the show can really give a nice head start on spring business. David Burke of Culligan, The Good Water Company, who has been attending the show for 31 years, agreed, and said there’s always a reason to come back year after year. “The company I work for; they like the fact that it’s a good show,” Burke said. “It’s a good venue for the people; it’s a good place for us to advertise our product and I think it’s a very worthwhile place to come.” The event also featured a number of demonstrations as well as a bevy of prizes to be won throughout the weekend. “We’ve had a lot of compliments from people who have Four-year old Teagan Brennan made sure to get in on the fun at the 42nd Annual Quinte Home been in other shows, saying it’s a nice clean looking show,” Builders Association Home and Renovation Show this past weekend, enthusiastically hammering Garrard said. away at her makeshift planter as part of a demonstration. Photo: Steve Jessel Please check out more photos on page 3

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EMC News - Belleville - Costs for operating Belleville’s public marinas came under fire for the third time in recent weeks Monday as council debated a contract

for security at the Meyers Pier and Victoria Park complexes. The tender recommended by staff was for $14.05 per hour, doubled for statutory holidays, plus doubled again for two security

guards. Councillor Jackie Denyes suggested video surveillance cameras might replace one or both such patrols. Councillor Taso Christopher

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EMC News - Brighton - On the heels of an inaugural Presqu’ile Bay stakeholders meeting last week, the Guardians of Presqu’ile Bay are looking to partner with both the Lower Trent Conservation (LTC) Authority and Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE). The local advocacy group, led by aquatic environmental scientist Roger Green, plans to submit an application for Great Lakes Guardian Fund money through LTC and, in turn, work with the ministry in monitoring the bay. “There is significant interest in this,” says municipal Councillor Craig Kerr, who also serves as LTC board of directors chairperson. “The municipality and LTC both have a huge stake in this moving forward.” The fund is offering a total of $1.5 million in grants to support community projects that help protect and restore the ecological health of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin. Applications are open to not-for-profit organizations for projects protecting water quality; improving wetlands, beaches and coastal areas; or protecting habitats and species. And time is running out, the deadline is 5 p.m. on April 26. According to the MOE web site, “Grants of up to $25,000 for up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs are available for projects that take place in Ontario within the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin. This includes: Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, the St. Lawrence River, the Ottawa River, their connecting channels, and their watersheds.” “My sense is, and I’ve increased this sense after talking to [MOE senior environmental officer] Gary [Muloin], that the problems in Presqu’ile Bay have got more to do with suspended sediments coming in than they have to do with nutrients,” said Green. “I don’t really think the nitrogen-phosphorus-nutrients measurement is as important as I used to think. With the right gear, I have it in mind to try and get something of a handle on that.” Muloin confirmed Monday: MOE officers will be monitoring Presqu’ile Bay starting this summer. “The whole idea is that both us and MOE are talking about a monitoring program that will go on,” said Green. “And we hope to be doing it co-ordinating together. On both sides, the MOE side and our side, it is certainly not intended to be a one-shot deal.” On the wish list for equipment is a “bottom grab sampler.” “I want to get samples of the bottom to see what’s in there and what lives there,” Green explained. “Those are very often a good indicator of what’s going on.” “If this basic research is done to identify all issues with the bay, I believe one of the issues to come out of it will be the impact of untreated stormwater,” said Kerr. “If we have that research in hand, the municipality would be in a position to go after funding for a proper stormwater management program.”

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They also said there would be special problems with gating off the main public dock. Mayor Neil Ellis said he has learned that marina facilities at most other communities actually make money, while Belleville’s staff are seeking to “break even.” “When will we be making money too?” he asked. The staff recommendation finally carried with assurances that more options will be looked at for next year. Council also had concerns about changing contractors for city-wide parking patrols. Councillor Jack Miller asked about possible

impact on jobs with the current provider. His position drew some support from other councillors, but city staff said the successful bidder met all requirements in the request for proposals and it is up to the successful bidder to recruit and supervise adequate staff. In other business, council voted to send a letter to Tyendinaga Township asking for a copy of the documents associated with a proposed major expansion of the Melrose area quarry, both in terms of well resources and use of the Casey Road. For good news, council was apprised of a return of the hugely successful boating “Poker Run” as part of the annual Waterfront Festival. Organiz-

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EMC News - Belleville - Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit reduced its mortgage for a new headquarters by almost $400,000 even before construction starts later this year. Chair Bev Campbell announced approval of a grant from the province of $393,750 toward the capital cost of the proposed new building under a special program for which the board had applied.

“We’re going to apply for another one next year,” said Campbell, who described the grant as “good news.” She added the grant had not been included in original cost estimates for the $13-million centre which was approved at the March meeting. Meanwhile, Jim McBride, vice-chair and chair of the building committee, said he expects to show the board final drawings of the new two-storey

building at its May meeting. He also noted that the area has already been scaled down in square feet, with expected additional savings. Belleville representative Councillor Pat Culhane was successful in getting board support for her concerns about adequate dental care for the “working poor.”

“The province mandates handling of liquor, but food is even more important. Why do they leave that to municipalities?” Culhane, a career nurse, said she has seen much suffering first hand by such people, who often cannot hold or get a job because of pain or other health problems directly related to getting dental care they cannot afford. Commenting on provincially funded programs that support dental care for children in low-income

situations, she applauded those moves, “but nothing is available for the adult working poor. There are many in the Quinte area and I have personally witnessed a lot of suffering.” The board unanimously approved a motion to endorse her concerns and forward them to the Ministry of Health with copies to other health unit boards in Ontario. The board also acted on concerns raised at a previous meeting by another Belleville representative, Councillor Jack Miller. He had asked for a report on the status of food handling safety. “The province mandates handling of liquor, but food is even more important. Why do they leave that to municipalities?” he asked. He praised a report from staff outlining current health unit policies and a copy of a bylaw from neighbouring Peterborough health unit, saying he would be pleased to recommend a similar bylaw to Belleville council. Board members felt the thrust should encompass all municipalities in the two-county jurisdiction and also be brought to the attention of the province and the provincial association of health units.

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EMC News - Belleville - Presentation of awards to recognize smoke-free efforts preceded the April meeting of the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit Board Wednesday. The four awards recognized efforts in various categories over the past year. Two recipients were presented with the Healthy Environment Award, for organizations that go “beyond the smoke-free Ontario Act and make policy change to support a smoke-free environment.” Recipients are the Stirling-Rawdon and District Recreation Centre and the Municipality of Tweed.

Recipient of the Workplace Award for “employers who provide ongoing resources” in becoming smoke-free was Bancroft Motors Ltd., owner/operator Vaughn Lloyd. The Community Award for individuals or community groups contributing to prevention or cessation went to Quinte Health Care’s Assertive Community Treatment Team, Belleville. Dr. Richard Schabas, Medical Officer of Health, commented that smoking remains “the number one cause of preventable disease and death,” killing “13,000 Ontarians every year, or one every 40 seconds.”

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Aside from purchasing a daffodil pin, businesses can place a pin box at their location until the end of April. Volunteers can help with canvassing efforts or anyone interested can register a team for the upcoming Relay for Life, taking place this year on June 21. “It’s sort of a sign of spring for a lot of people, and the flowers are a sign of hope, so it’s always well-received,” Rollins said. Today, 62 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive, compared to about 25 per cent

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EMC Entertainment - Belleville This year marks several milestones for arts organizations and exhibitions in Belleville. Not only is the Belleville Art Association celebrating 55 years, the “Library Gallery” is turning 40! As if that weren’t enough anniversaries, the Secondary School Student’s Show is exhibiting their 25th show with us in April. “Windows on the World 2013” runs from April 9 to May 1. Each high school in the region is invited to submit five pieces of work by students at all levels. The result is a fascinating collection of thoughts, emotions, and interpretations of the world we live in seen through the eyes of local teens. Paintings, photos, prints, sculpture and mixed media pieces will adorn Galleries One and Two and we invite you to meet the student artists at their opening reception on Thursday, April 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. We are honoured to continue to provide a space for our young artists to show their work and look forward to many more years of this partnership. A reminder not to miss a live musical performance by Viola Dana on Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. in Gallery One. This ensemble will provide musical accompaniment to a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1926 movie “The General.” Seating is limited; tickets are $15 for general admission, $8 for seniors and children. With April being National Poetry Month, we are also pleased to present an afternoon of poetry in the Gallery on Saturday, April 20, from 2 until 4 p.m. Please join us as we welcome local poet Roz Bound, who will read selections from her new book The Fireman’s Child. There is no registration required for this free event, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available. Regular programming in the Gallery continues in April with our Open Studio on April 9; Musical Gifts with pianist Rick Penner on April 12; The Drawing Room Life Drawing workshop on April 18 and the Belleville Art Association offers a mini workshop on April 30. While you’re visiting, you won’t want to miss a stroll down the corridor to enjoy the Parrott Gallery Shop, featuring handcrafted items available for purchase in a variety of mediums by regional and local artisans. For more information about shows, programs and other gallery happenings, please call 613-968-6731 ext. 2240 or visit <> (The Gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.)

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EMC News - Belleville - The Hastings Prince Edward County branch of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) kicked off Daffodil Month with a special event on April 3 at the Quinte Mall, and fundraising co-ordinator Sue Rollins says this year the local branch is hoping to do even more throughout the month of April than ever before. “Daffodil month is huge in two ways, obviously the revenue aspect; it is one of our biggest fund raisers, but that being said it’s also one of our biggest means of creating awareness as well in the public,” Rollins said. Throughout the month of April, yel-



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once wore a Lord’s robe. Rich fraudsters are treated differently than Joe average, always have been, always will be. If you steal billions you may still receive your multimillion year-end bonus, or possibly have to move on with a golden handshake. Steal a few hundred and do serious jail time. The UK appears to have 157,000 offshore directors who can rest a little easier after the UK minister assured the public not to expect any speedy action on prosecuting them. This came after a bold speech by the prime minister at the G20 on bringing an end to tax havens. Many of the rich in countries around the globe have joined this tax scam resulting in a shortage of revenues for public services, which is what the Conservatives here would like to cut further. Paul Whittaker, Gilmour

Stirling-Rawdon police report EMC News - Stirling - The Township of Stirling-Rawdon Police Service responded to 47 calls for service during the last week of March. A suspicious male was reported at the Stirling Junior School on March 27, 2013, at 2:37 p.m., police say. He is reported to have entered the school grounds in the parking lot and yelled out to a group of young males wanting them to come over to him.

When a nearby teacher walked toward the male he fled on his bicycle. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Stirling-Rawdon Police. The suspect, who identified himself as Alvin or Albert, is described as between 40 and 50 with light coloured facial hair, black coat, dark pants and a dark coloured toque or helmet. He was wearing sunglasses and riding a silver or white BMX bike with black lettering.

Connected to your community OPINION Genetic Engineering: Golden rice Who has the bucks?

EMC Editorial - Fourteen years ago, scientists developed a genetically engineered version of rice that would promote the production of vitamin A to counter blindness and other diseases in children in developing countries. In a few months, the Philippines will become the first country to start giving “golden rice” out to its farmers. Bangladesh and Indonesia will follow suit soon, and India is considering it. Gwynne Dyer seriously Good, but 14 years is rather a long time, isn’t it? The number of children in developing countries who went blind from vitamin A deficiency during that time (half of whom died within twelve months of losing their sight) runs into the low millions. (The World Health Organisation estimates that between a quartermillion and a half-million children a year go blind from vitamin A-deficiency.) “Golden rice” contains beta-carotene, an orangecoloured pigment that is a key precursor chemical used by the body to make vitamin A. Sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach and butternut squash are naturally rich in betacarotene, but ordinary white rice contains almost none. And rice is the most important food in the diet of about half the world’s people. So what caused such a delay in getting it out to the farmers? It was created by Peter Beyer, professor for cell biology at Freiburg University in Germany, and Ingo Potrykus of the Institute of Plant Sciences in Switzerland in the late 1990s, and was ready for field trials by 2000. But the first field trials were delayed for seven years by protests from Greenpeace and other environmental groups, and crossing various regulatory hurdles took another six. Both the protests and the regulatory hurdles were based on the notion that genetically engineered plants are “unnatural.” Which automatically raises the question: which human food crops are actually “natural,” in the sense that you will find them growing wild in nature. Answer: none. That’s why ecologist Stewart Brand has proposed the phrase “genetically engineered” (GE) in lieu of the more common “genetically modified” (GM) on the grounds that ALL domesticated plants have been genetically modified, by cross-breeding or by blasting seeds with radiation. None of them would survive in the wild. Gene-splicing is just a more efficient and neater way of achieving the same goals. Much of the early opposition to GE was no more than a superstitious fear of the unknown, and there was also genuine concern that it might

pose health risks to consumers. The way GE crops were first introduced was bound to arouse opposition. In 1996 Monsanto, the world’s leading biotech company, began to market GE versions of corn, soybean, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa that had been engineered to tolerate glyphosate, a very effective herbicide the company had been selling with great success as “Roundup” since 1974. The patent on “Roundup” was expiring in 2000, allowing glyphosate to be made by rival companies. But in practice Monsanto’s patents on the new GE seeds extended its monopoly for decades more: farmers could buy glyphosate wherever they wanted, but to use it to best effect they had to buy Monsanto’s herbicide-resistant seeds (called, of course, “Roundup Ready”). Then Monsanto used relentless lobbying to get its GE seeds through the approval process and out onto the market. It succeeded in North America and most other major grain-growing areas, but not in Europe—and its strong-arm tactics created deep resentment and suspicion in many quarters. A decade and a half later, that still lingers. But it’s now clear that GE crops pose no health risk. North Americans have been eating them for 15 years, whereas Europeans scarcely eat them at all, but there is no significant difference in disease and death rates that can be linked to GE food. Meanwhile crop yields have risen dramatically, herbicide and pesticide use has declined, and no-till farming that cuts carbon dioxide emissions caused by ploughing has become far more common. The opposition to GE crops never came from farmers, and it’s now in steep decline in the general public as well. There are seven billion of us now, and there will be at least eight-and-a-half billion before the human population of this planet stops growing. Moreover, as living standards rise in most formerly poor countries, diet is changing too and much more meat is consumed. To meet that demand, even more grain is needed. We are using 40 per cent of the land surface of the planet to grow our food. That is already too much, because replacing the complex natural ecology with our monocrop agriculture removes vital elements from the chemical and biological cycles that keep our climate stable. As environmentalist Jim Lovelock, the author of the Gaia hypothesis, put it: “We cannot have both our crops and a steady comfortable climate.” But perhaps we could have it both ways if we cut back to, say, 30 per cent of the planet’s land surface devoted to agriculture. Or 25 per cent. The point is that we must reduce the area we are farming, not increase it. The only way to do that is to raise crop yields dramatically. Genetically engineered crops may be able to meet that demand. There are no other proposed solutions on the table.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR A refinery in Canada would be met with resistance Dear Editor, It is obvious that Darren Moore is a staunch supporter of Thomas Mulcair. Attempts to build a refinery in Canada would meet with so much resistance that by the time it was actually built years would have gone by. As you stated, sending it south would be cheaper, Canada would realize return on our investments at once. Building the refinery itself would create jobs but not permanent ones and the amount of jobs that would be required to maintain it would not be on any grand scale.

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To use Quebec as an example of keeping their raw materials and manufacturing finished product is not a good example considering Quebec gets the most federal government subsidies. Bob Rae and the NDP found out in Ontario that there was an end to the money as they almost bankrupted Ontario during their reign in Ontario during the 1980s. Oh yes and what about the hydro electric power that is going south from QC? I put that into the category of raw material, how about you Mr. Moore? Gene Hamelin, Hastings

By Terry Bush

EMC Editorial - So who’s doing okay in our global economy? You could search the Internet or tune into the nightly news to find out. Or you could just travel to some distant land and see who else shows up. On our recent trip to New Zealand and Australia, we soon discovered that Germans seem to be making money … a lot of money. German travellers are spread so far and wide throughout both countries it makes one wonder who’s actually still at home keeping the economic engine running. It seems to be a rite of passage for German youth to travel around the globe, much like youth from Ontario head “out west” in their late teens and early 20s. So many Germans head down under that many of the croc warning signs are in German as well as English. Further down the straw poll are the British who, while obviously having the money to travel, also feel a natural affinity with both Aussies and Kiwis. Australians, Chinese, Japanese and South Koreans round out the top of the list in New Zealand with a few Dutchies and Canucks thrown in for good measure. Surprisingly, Israelis were also regularly found wandering the mountain tops and glaciers. When asked where all the Americans were, we were told few travel to NZ and most head to Australia. I thought that made sense. Like most Canadians I assumed that Australians and Americans had some kind of kinship considering the Aussies had followed the Yanks into Iraq and Afghanistan. This assumption couldn’t be farther from the truth. As one gentleman explained, “When we hear your accent, we always ask where you’re from to be on the safe side. We know Canadians hate anyone to think they’re American and we understand why.” This gentleman put it as succinctly as anyone could. “We’re not fond of Americans because they seem to be under the impression that the whole world wants to be like them. They come here and tell us we should do things the way they do. We’re Australian and do things the Australian way. Canadians and Europeans visit and they don’t want to change us. They accept us and enjoy us just the way we are.” Funny where you might find an anti-American tirade. When looking for a didgeridoo at a shop in Cairns, we were assailed by a string of expletives directed at the USA by the proprietor. As he put it, rhyming off Vietnam and Malaysia as examples, Americans are great at starting wars, but in his part of the world, Aussies always die cleaning up the mess the Yanks make long after the Americans go home. The strange part of all this was it was conservative Australians who seemed most fed up with the USA. Many we talked to hated their current Labor government for agreeing to host an American armed forces base as part of their Asian pivot. Because of their involvement as allies in Iraq and Afghanistan, many Australians are now worried about blowback from Malaysia and Indonesia, two nearby Muslim countries with not much use for Australia anymore. On the flipside, Australia loves Ellen. The talk show star made the Aussie news every night during her recent visit. But best of all, Australia loves Canadians. “It’s a love-love relationship,” said one hotel manager. You’re like us with different accents and the same crazy sense of humour.” And that woman’s characterization was pretty much bang on. The parallels are endless. They are a large country with a small population, less than 23 million. Much of the country is uninhabited. They’re resource rich. The evening news features stories every night with Australian president Julia Gillard apologizing to the Aborigines for the way they were treated in the past. A big deal is being made at the moment about the lost generation of Aborigines, children who were taken from their parents and placed in residential schools run by the church where they were abused. Others were adopted out to white families and have lost their sense of identity. And like some Canadians, many Australians complain that the government is throwing too much money at natives and only the elders are benefiting while the rest are living in poverty. At the forefront of any discussion is the Australian government’s decision to allow Chinese companies to buy their mines and bring Chinese workers in, ship the raw material out of the country, process it and then sell the finished products back to Australians. Sound familiar? The only difference is, once again conservative Australians are complaining about the Labor Party instead of the reverse. “Labor is selling off our resources left and right to fund social programs,” complained one self-professed conservative in an art gallery. “We should be processing our raw materials ourselves and not destroying our country so others can make money.” Not that Australians are hard done by. With a minimum wage of $18/hour, even the poorest are somewhat better off than most. Funny the things you learn when you’re away. Best quote of the trip went to an Israeli we met near Mount Cook in New Zealand. When told we were Canadians he remarked, that he and his friends had travelled with a couple of Quebecois for a few days and they seemed to want to separate from the rest of the country. I told him many Quebeckers never seem to be satisfied despite the money they receive from the rest of Canada. He responded with a smile on his face, “Well, if they have nothing better to fight about than that, send them to the Middle East. There’s plenty of fighting there for everyone.”

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Another way of looking at the TMH situation

Dear Editor, For the past little while I have been reading the news about Trenton Memorial Hospital and Quinte Health Care merely as a local resident who happens to pay taxes. On Saturday, March 30, my attitude and interest in the topic changed forever. On that day I had both the bad luck and the good fortune to have my heart stop beating close to the amazing facility known as TMH. To cut through all the doublespeak I’ve been hearing and reading of late from Mary Clare Egberts, the Quinte Health Care CEO, the changes planned to take effect on October 1 (in other words, yet more cuts to services at TMH) will effectively end TMH as a community hospital. This will turn it into a first-aid station and people who find themselves in a situation like mine will stand an increased likelihood of dying as a result. Here’s what I know in a nutshell: 1. The doctors actually know what they’re talking about when they criticize Point-of-Care testing (and they’re backed up by lots of research evidence that QHC refuses to acknowledge) 2. Mary Clare Egberts is not telling the whole truth about Point-of-Care testing 3. TMH’s full-service lab facility needs an investment

of $600,000 every ten years while we will pay just under $10 million in those same years to the top three QHC officials ($3.3 million of that to Ms Egberts alone) 4. If Ms Egberts, as the head bean counter at QHC, really wants to cut costs (her most talked about reason for Point-of-Care testing) then all she has to do is reduce the top three QHC salaries by a mere six per cent 5. TMH handles only five fewer ER patients a day on average than BGH but does it with barely half the ER nursing staff because of the cuts QHC has already slipped past us. 6. I am alive because TMH is my local community hospital - NOT just a first-aid station 7. The dismantling of TMH that is occurring under our noses must stop. PERIOD. The other very important item that must be addressed here is my grati-

tude to the ER staff, the ambulance professionals and the clerical staff at TMH. I apologize for not knowing the names of everyone who had a hand in saving me but please know this: when I “came back” and saw no fewer than six of you working very hard to keep me alive, I knew I was going to be all right. Thank you to Dr. Chris Hayman who was in charge of things in the ER and thank you to the doctor who identified himself only as Ed in the ambulance for my trip to KGH. Thank you to the nurses who assisted in the ER, to the nurse, the driver and the ambulance attendants on that very quick ride to Kingston and to all the people at TMH who very efficiently ensured that they had everything needed for that

trip. You all played a part in saving my life; you do it for people every day; it’s just what you do, and you do it very well. Please let me thank you from the bottom of my heart (now that I have it back in relatively good shape thanks in large part to you). May the continued condescending, dismissive conduct of Mary Clare Egberts and her “damn the patients—dollars are more important” attitude not jade you into giving up your splendid career choice. You are more important than any arrogant, overpaid bean counter. Angus McFee, Frankford

Point-of-care lab at TMH Dear Editor, Trenton Memorial Hospital is not losing its lab. It is transitioning to a state-of-the-art point-of-care lab, which is just a different way of delivering lab services. I write as a certified specialist in Laboratory Medicine with over 30 years of experience in clinical practice. I can reassure the public that the new point-of-care laboratory testing methods proposed at Trenton Memorial Hospital will provide highly reliable results that will reduce wait times and increase patient satisfaction. A point-of-care (POC) lab means that the laboratory analyzers are located right in the TMH emergency room, replacing the large lab analyzers that currently exist outside the ER in a more centralized lab. Currently, lab tests for the Trenton emergency department take an average of 60 minutes to process on site. With POC, results will be ready in an average of only eight minutes. More important, point-of-care devices provide testing that is every bit as accurate as the larger, traditional lab equipment. A rigorous quality assurance program is in place for all lab testing in our four hospitals including all POC testing.




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The POC equipment will be able to process 98 per cent of the tests right in the TMH emergency department. The remaining two per cent will be sent to Belleville for testing but will not impact timeliness or quality of care. In fact with the POC testing some new laboratory tests will be available that previously were not available at TMH. The emergency departments in Picton and Bancroft have used point-ofcare for years and they are both fullfunctioning, 24-hour emergency rooms that care for the same critically ill patients that they always have. Some ER doctors at these hospitals tell me they would never want to go back to having a regular laboratory now that they’ve realized the benefits of point-of-care. However, we appreciate that change, even change based on advancements in technology, may create uncertainty. I also want to reassure the public that we would never implement this kind of change without first consulting with the staff and physicians involved. That’s why I personally held 25 meetings with many different groups of physicians since January, in addition to countless phone conversations, emails and informal meetings to gather feedback and adjust our plans to close the funding gap at QHC. We had a very good meeting with all TMH emergency department staff and physicians last week. I wish to thank all of my colleagues who took the time to attend. I will continue to work closely with my physician colleagues to hear their concerns, address questions and determine how plans should be adjusted based on their valuable feedback. Dr. Dick Zoutman, MD, FRCPC Chief of Staff, Quinte Health Care Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, and of Medicine, Queen’s University

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Quinte’s Regional science fair a success By Steve Jessel

EMC News - Belleville - Some of the brightest young minds in the Quinte area gathered at Loyalist College on Saturday, April 6, for the 54th Annual Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair, and when the dust had settled five area youngsters walked away with the grand prize, a trip to Lethbridge, Alberta, to compete in the 2013 edition of the Canada-Wide Science Fair, beginning May 11. “It was an amazing fair as always,” said co-chair Kyla Riedstra-Wiesner. “We’re so proud of all our winners that come to the fair … it’s a wide range of wonderful kids that do wonderful projects.” Better than 135 projects from roughly 180 students in Grades 4 to 12 took part in the Quinte Fair this year, representing schools from across the region. In the end, only five student projects could be selected to attend the Canada-Wide Sci-

ence Fair later this year, and representing Quinte this year will be Teresa Decola from Bayside Secondary School, Govind Pisharodi from Moira Secondary School, Aaron Morrison from Albert College, Brandan Ranjith from Albert College and Aysar Younes from Albert College. “It feels great, it was a lot of work up until this point and it feels like it really paid off,” said Pisharodi. This won’t be Pisharodi’s first trip to the rodeo either. This year will mark his second trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, and while he’s nervous about the distance from home he is confident in his project. Pasharodi’s winning project this year, entitled “Fire, Cease-fire,” examines the leading commercial fireretardant paints in hopes of finding or creating a better product. “I was looking at the flame-retardants on the market and noticed the many problems with them, and I

basically wanted to find out ways I could find a safer and cheaper one,” Pisharodi said. “I discovered that a potassium-bicarbonate added to regular household paint made the paint a lot less flammable.” It wasn’t an easy task to narrow the field down to just five, said chief judge Pat Findlay. Over 110 judges from all walks of life took the time to evaluate students’ projects this year, and Findlay

said the winning projects shared one particular characteristic. “I would say the most is a lot of these people are in their second, or third, or fourth science fair here, and they come back and say ‘I can do so much better,’” Findlay said. “They want to improve themselves, they have this desire to do as much as they can.” Win or lose, it was easy to tell the kids enjoyed themselves throughout the day,

and when walking up to receive their trophies in a number of categories it was impossible for some not to shoot a smile back at their beaming parents in the audience. For Riedstra-Wiesner, this is her favourite part of the fair each year. “I really enjoy the awards ceremony, and just seeing the kids’ faces when they come up to accept their awards,” she said. “It’s a total surprise to everybody … I just love seeing their enthusiasm.”

From the left Govind Pisharodi, Aysar Younes, Brandan Ranjith, Aaron Morrison, and Theresa Decola will attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair later this year after taking top prize at the 54th Annual Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair. Photo: Steve Jessel

Gateway CHC earns accreditation EMC News - Tweed - Lyn Linton, Executive Director for the Gateway Community Health Centre, is very pleased and proud that Gateway has received Accreditation Canada’s highest standing of Exemplary noting that, “it’s the hard work and dedication to quality and safety by our employees and the Board of Directors that has put us in such high standing.” Linton said the accreditation process includes a rigorous examination of policies, procedures and processes utilized to deliver quality services and client care. “Evidence that we apply, monitor, evaluate and continuously seek ways to deliver quality of care through programs and primary health care services to our

clients and communities is witnessed and evaluated by on site Accreditation Canada surveyors. In addition, feedback from our clients, the community and organizations we work closely with contributed greatly to our success.” Gateway has scored an impressive 100 per cent in governance, leadership, infection prevention and control, community health services, primary care services and managing medications. Linton met with her team to announce the exciting news on Tuesday where staff was equally thrilled and pleased to be recognized by Accreditation Canada for the excellence they strive for every day.

EMC News - The Belleville General Hospital Foundation would like to sincerely thank the members of the Tweed Kiwanis Club for their very kind donation of $500 to purchase equipment for our young patients in the Pediatrics Department at Belleville General Hospital. Pictured from left to right are Drew Brown (BGH Foundation Executive Director) and Wayne Kay (Kiwanis Club of Tweed.) Photo: Submitted


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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visits By Steve Jessel

EMC News - Belleville When Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the Procter and Gamble offices in Belleville on Tuesday, April 2, it wasn’t all just photo opportunities and preplanned media addresses. Instead, a crowd of over 100 protesters gathered to wait for the arrival of the premier, waving signs and placards in an attempt to get their message across. “We’re trying to raise awareness for the premier,” said protester Michelle Lelay, from Amherst Island. “She did say that the unwilling community wouldn’t get [turbines]; we want to let her know that we are unwilling and we want to ask her to stick to her words and stop this nonsense.” Inside Procter and Gamble, it was a much different scene. Wynne first took part in a round-table discussion with local business and government leaders before being given a guided tour of the processing facilities, stopping frequently to ask questions and even try her hand at loading some of the machines. Once the tour concluded, Wynne took the chance to address the gathered media representatives about what she took away

from her visit and answer questions. “We had a terrific opportunity to meet with a table of manufacturers from the Quinte area and it was very productive,” Wynne said. “We heard some of the same themes we’ve heard, about the need for more skilled development, and on top of that we heard about partnerships that are working very well.” Wynne said the challenge her government faces now is to find ways to support industry in the province, including providing young people with the skills they need to enter the workforce. “I think the real takeaway for me is that this is a group of people who really believe and are living the reality that manufacturing is alive and well in Ontario,” Wynne said. “It’s part of a bright future for the province.” Addressing concerns over the placement of wind turbines across the province, Wynne said she agrees that a better process is needed for maximizing community input. “On the issues of wind turbines and the creation of green, renewable energy, we’re very committed to that,” Wynne said. “I’ve had many conversations with folks who are concerned about the place-

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Belleville on Tuesday, April 2, touring the local Procter and Gamble facility. Photo: Steve Jessel

Outside the planned event, a number of protesters gathered for a chance to address the premier. Photo: Steve Jessel ment of wind turbines, and about community input, and so am I. I think we need a better process for communities to be able to give their input, we need better upfront process … but we do need to continue to build green renewable energy.” With the tour concluded, the focus shifted back to the protesters waiting outside. While many had already left, a dedicated crowd of roughly 50 stayed behind, hoping to catch the premier’s ear as she left the property. Having told the protesters that she would in fact return to address some of their concerns after the tour, Wynne made good on her word, and upon leaving the Procter and Gamble facility approached the crowd seemingly without reservation. Protester Henry Garand, chair of the


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Alliance to protect Prince Edward County, was one of the first to make his concerns known after Wynne made her point about creating a better community process. “Premier Wynne, it’s not about process; it’s about decisive actions,” Garand said. “We would like the province to do what is right, and respect the will of the community.” Wynne repeated her point about a better community process, and defended the creation of green energy. “All I can do now is commit to you, that we are going to put that [process] in place,” Wynne said. “There are many thousands of people across the province who believe that green renewable energy

is important.” Amy Caughey, from Amherst Island, where proposed wind turbines are to be set up made an impassioned plea to the premier. “Right now Algonquin Power plans to put a 507-foot industrial wind turbine less than 550 metres from my six-yearold’s school,” Caughey said. “Her playground, where she goes outside to play, and where the Ontario government promotes her to go outside and play so that she can be healthy and strong, is within the … dangerous setback.” “It’s good for you to come and talk to me, I appreciate that,” Wynne replied. “I’m not afraid to talk to people who are standing outside with placards, I think it’s an important part of the democratic process. But you know, it’s not the way we should be doing this. You shouldn’t have to be here, and that’s why I say we needed a better process up front.”

Walleye World derby enhanced ence,” said Remco de Gooyer, Derby Chair. There will be a number of youth friendly activities, a 50-foot mega fish tank, food vendors, static displays, cash bar, and live entertainment. There is no entry fee to the tent to enjoy the entertainment and activities. On Friday, May 3, live entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with Wrought Iron Roots, followed by the Brandon Scott Band. On Saturday, May 4, pro anglers

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Ashley Rae, “Big” Jim McLaughlin, and David MacDonald will be giving demonstrations at the 50-foot fish tank starting at 2 p.m. Stop by for a meet and greet, giveaways, and fishing tips. Enjoy live music on Saturday evening with Robin Edgar, Kevin Weaver, and Rudy & the Saddle Ups. Fishing opens on May 4 at 12:01 a.m. and closes May 5 at 4 p.m. The walleye season officially opens on May 4 in the Quinte Region, MNR Zone 20. Adult tickets are $35 and youth tickets are $15 and can be purchased through participating retailers throughout Ontario and online at <>. Visit our web site for a complete list of participating retailers. The organizing committee is excited to welcome their new partners North Country Marine, Mercury Marine, and Legend Boats. “They have come to us this year, eager to be involved and are bringing some great new opportunities for us to grow our event and enhance our prize packages,” says de Gooyer. “We have expanded the number of walleye and pike prizes this year,” says de Gooyer. Adults can compete in the walleye or pike category with ten prizes in each for the largest fish caught. First-place adult winners will be going home with a boat, motor and trailer courtesy of North Country Marine. Youth can compete in either category with the top five in each receiving prizes. Additional prizes include a hidden weight prize at each weigh station, random draw prizes and over $200,000 in tagged fish available to be won. A complete list of prizes will be available on the event web site. New this year, are Adult and Youth Mini Competitions at headquarters in Trenton. The Adult Mini Competition is on Saturday with the three largest fish weighed in, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., earning prizes provided by Snap-On Tools. The Youth Mini Competition runs on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with prizes provided by the Trenton Elks Lodge and Lunkerhunt. In 2010, the derby committee worked with Digital Un-

derground Computers to create a live online leaderboard. This allows all ten weigh stations to simultaneously manage a leaderboard that displays at each weigh station on the event web site in real time and is available to view through our event web site. This event is the only fishing derby that has made strides to include this type of technology. As part of angler feedback, the committee has added two weigh stations for 2013: Sunrise Cottage Resort on West Lake and Log Cabin Point Cottages on East Lake. There are now ten weigh stations spanning from Brighton to Napanee and south into Prince Edward County. The derby’s continued success has been based on the volunteer efforts of hundreds of individuals and service clubs, the generous support of many sponsors and the continued participation of thousands of anglers. Over the years, combined efforts have generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of numerous youth, community and conservation efforts throughout the Quinte Region. Thank you to this year’s sponsors: Whitley Financial Services, Spring Fishing and Boat Show, North Country Marine, Mohawk Bay Park, White River Air, Lures & Tours, Pro Tackle, Bay of Quinte Tourism, The Great Waterway, and Merland Park. For more information and ticket inquiries, please visit <>.

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Oliver hearing under way EMC News - Belleville - The public is expected to hear details of StirlingRawdon Police Services Board (PSB) Chair Greg Oliver’s Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) hearing as officials convene this week at the Travelodge Hotel. The outcome will determine whether or not Oliver returns to his post on the PSB. Oliver had been given the option of resigning his position on the board or facing a public hearing on the matter. Prior to the beginning of the hearing, the unseated chair said he was still uncertain of what he has done to precipitate it but was hopeful the issue would be resolved within the two-week timeframe. Few details have been made available by the OCPC prior to the hearing that began on Tuesday morning and is scheduled to run through next week. When questioned about the hearing during the most recent meeting of the PSB on Monday night, Chair Tara Dier told resident Joe Way she had no information about the hearing or who would be appearing to offer testimony. When Way asked further if anyone involved had legal expenses covered by the board, Dier responded that she would not be at liberty to divulge that information. Way says he intends to file a freedom of information (FOI) request. A copy of a handwritten list of witnesses provided to the Central Hastings News included Rosanna Clark, Mike Regan, Linda Philp, Cassandra Bremner, Brian Foley, Brian Haggith, Paul Thompson, Mr. Waldie (sic), Kathy Boxer-Byrd and Shawn LaPalm, most of whom attended regular PSB meetings in an official capacity.

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In our previous article, we described two types of bacteria found in the mouth. The first group is good bacteria because it doesn’t have any harmful effects in the oral cavity. The second group is cavity-causing bacteria. These bacteria use sugar to supply their energy to survive. It is actually a very simple process. The sugar is taken up by the cavitycausing bacteria to create energy. The by-product of this process, or waste, is called lactic acid.

In the beginning, tooth decay is not painful. It is like diabetes, the effects from the disease remain very silent for the most part. Gradually, the hole gets bigger and bigger until finally the bacteria reach the nerve of the tooth. That is when people experience the “Ouch!” of a toothache. That is when dentists get the “emergency call.”

So theoretically, even if you have tons of bacteria in your mouth, as long as you do not eat any sugar, you will never have a cavity. However, I have yet to meet a person Now this is how the whole who does not consume sugar or sugar-containing foods at story unfolds. all. So what can we do? When you eat sugar, and you do not clean it out right We can do things to lower away, you are feeding the our daily sugar consumption. cavity-causing bacteria who Here they are: thrive on sugar. 1. Reduce intake of regular When they eat sugar, they pop, juice and fruit-flavoured shed lactic acid from their drinks bodies. Our beloved teeth are made out of calcium which can easily be dissolved in acid. So this lactic acid goes to the tooth surface and dissolves a little bit of the tooth surface each time it gets there.

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Every time you consume food containing sugar, you are feeding not only yourself but also the bacteria. At some point, the lactic acid creates a defect in the tooth that gets deeper and deeper. Eventually, you will no longer be able to clean it with brushing or flossing because the defect becomes a hole in your tooth! This is called tooth decay or a cavity.

2. Start using sugar substitutes i.e. Splenda, Equal, or Sugar Twin in your coffee or tea instead of sugar 3. Consider switching from regular pop to diet pop beverages

Imagine how many times Next time we’ll discuss the you eat sugar on a daily third and final key of tooth basis. Remember, sugar is in decay, so be sure to tune in! almost every food: cookies,

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EMC News - Trenton - The Kiwanis Walleye World Live Release Fishing Derby is pleased to announce that the organizing committee has included several enhancements and activities to their 33rd annual Derby. Walleye World 2013 takes place May 4 and 5. “We saw an opportunity to increase the number of activities at headquarters [Centennial Park, Trenton] that will allow more of our community to enjoy the Walleye World experi-

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Strong Kids Campaign kicks off at YMCA said they exceeded their $200,000 goal last year by raising The Strong Kids Campaign will run for the next three months. Donations can be made at either the Quinte West or EMC News - Quinte West - The com- $220,000. “We hope to raise that much again,” she said with a Belleville Branch or by calling 613-966-9622 or 613-394munity wants to raise strong kids. To 9622 or by visiting the web site at <>. do that, the YMCA of Quinte West and smile. Wayne Dewe is the campaign chair for the Belleville YMCA. Allen read a letter from a grateful parent whose grandBelleville kicked off their Strong Kids campaign for another year on April 4. “I learned to swim at the YMCA in Peterborough,” said David Allen, vice president of operations for YMCA Central East Ontario. “It’s such an important life skill.” He said the pool in Quinte West has over 800 children regularly taking lessons. Those who cannot afford it are assisted by donations from the Strong Kids program. They can participate in after-school, weekend or summer programs. “We assisted over 1,000 children and youth last year,” Allen said proudly. Aleesha Camp, this year’s returning campaign chair for Quinte West, By Kate Everson

child had participated in programs at the YMCA through the generosity of donors. A shy, quiet child became mentally and physically challenged and stimulated by the program. “She could hardly wait to walk through the doors of the YMCA,” Allen read. “She was met with smiles and kind words from staff and learned that anything is possible. It changed her life.” Aleesha Camp, a local lawyer, said she sees a lot of children in youth court. She asks them if they are in sports and they usually say no. They spend their time playing on the computer or watching TV. “If they were in programs like this, they would be so much better off,” she says. “It keeps them busy and it creates leaders.” Mayor John Williams commented on the beautiful facility they have in Quinte West and on the excellent staff and programs. “The success of the Strong Kids campaign says a lot for the community,” he added. General manager Ron Riddell said Committee members line up at the YMCA of Quinte West: Ron Riddell, Duncan Armstrong, Bryan Asher, they celebrate their fourth anniversary Aleesha Camp (chair), Brad Warner, Heather Smith (administrator), and Marty Halloran. Jim Harrison, Angie on May 4.


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Regional drama league picks winners

Belleville theatre winners: left to right, Phil Bowerman, director of Bedtime Stories and Maija Thompson, display their Eastern Ontario Drama League trophies, with honourable mentions Alexandra Bell and Heather Barker. Belleville’s Richard Lummiss got an honLindsay’s Joe Kelly won the Outstandourable mention for the local guild’s entry, ing Beginner award for his role as Eddie Bedtime Stories, along with Stuart Payne, in According to Hoyle. Honourable menDomino, and Peter Boire, Merrickville. tions went to Laurie McRae-Bingley of

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EMC News - Stirling - It has been a long, cold, dreary winter. But now, as the grass turns greener and the days grow longer, it’s time to think about spring cleaning. If you find yourself with a sudden, uncontrollable urge to clean up the garage, the basement, a spare room, or the shed, here’s a timely idea to make the job a whole lot easier. “We’re offering you a chance to give something back to our community by donating some of your ‘treasures’ to Rotary’s Giant Yard Sale. As you sort through your stuff, we suggest you make three piles; things to keep, things for the dump, and things to be donated to our sale,” explains Stirling Rotarian Bill Stubbs. The Rotary Club of Stirling is holding its 13th annual Giant Yard Sale, Saturday, May 4, in the parking lot of the Goodkey Service Centre at Rotarian Bill Stubbs is busy collecting items for Stirling Rotary’s 13th the corner of West Front Street and annual Giant Yard Sale to be held Saturday, May 4, at the Goodkey SerFrankford Road. vice Centre, West Front Street and Frankford Road in Stirling “Kevin was quick to offer the use of his large corner lot for our first sale 13 years ago,” ex- parking lot of the Goodkey Service Centre at West Front plained a grateful Stubbs, “and we’ve been there every Street and Frankford Road in Stirling. year since. We certainly appreciate his ongoing support.” To arrange to have donated items picked up please call As always, a Rotarian will be pleased to come to your 613-395-2344 and a Rotarian will be pleased to drop by house to pick up any donated articles. Or, if you prefer, to relieve you of your treasures. arrangements can be made to drop off items the morning For more information, see the Stirling Rotary Faceof the sale. Simply call the number listed below. book page or visit their web site: <www.stirlingrotary. “But remember,” notes Stubbs, “as much as we appre- ca>. ciate your generosity, we have no use for things already earmarked for the dump. So please, no old mattresses, sofas, or upholstered chairs. We’re looking for items you have no further use for but might fetch a buck or two at the sale.” And since the Giant Rotary Yard Sale will be stocked NOTICE OF with merchandise generously donated by members of the community, it seems only right that all proceeds will ROAD CLOSURE be used to fund local, Rotary Club projects. This year, HARRINGTON ROAD Stirling Rotary’s focus is their involvement with the conFrom ROSE ROAD struction of a unique outdoor classroom to be built alongEAST to CIVIC # 812 side the new Stirling Public School. The roofed structure will be approximately 24 feet by 36 feet with walls on In The three sides and seating around the edges. Rotarians will CITY OF QUINTE WEST also assist with landscaping and other finishing touches. Will be closed Construction is slated to begin this autumn. April 15 – June 15, 2013 Meanwhile, Saturday, May 4, is just three short weeks For Road Re-Construction away and is one of the busiest weekends of the season with the Flea Market and Car Show at the Stirling Fair- We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. grounds and, of course, the Stirling Rotary Giant Yard PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES Sale. The sale gets under way at about 9 a.m. in the

Vagabond Theatre, Cornwall, and Elaine Winger, Northumberland Players. The Set Design award went to Jan Crane and Leslee Argue of Northumberland Players for Bedroom Farce. Ian Burns of Peterborugh and Rod Fournier and Vicki Graham of Merrickville won honourable mentions. Long-time Belleville Theatre Guild supporters Linda Serres, Liz Marshall and Yvon Menard shared the Best Costuming Award for Bedtime Stories. Honourable mentions went to Jennifer Sek for Peterborough’s The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare, and Sarah Toomey for Kingston Domino’s Enchanted April. Peterborough won the Best Visual Presentation award, with honourable mentions to Northumberland Players and Theatre Night in Merrickville company. The Prince Edward Community Theatre production, Moon Over Buffalo, garnered the Best Cameo Performance award through Crystal Mayer, with honourable mentions going to Belleville’s Alexandra Bell and Gordon Walls of Ottawa. Belleville’s Maija Thompson was proud winner of the Outstanding Student contribution award for Bedtime Stories. Cornwall’s Vagabond Theatre got the Best Use of Speech award for Sex Please We’re Sixty. Domino’s Enchanted April got an honourable mention. The female Acting Excellence Award went to Amber Anderson in Merrickville’s Having Hope at Home. Honour-

able mentions went to Janet Phillips of the Northumberland Players and Heather Barker as the stripper in Belleville’s Bedtime Stories. The Acting Excellence award for a male actor went to Rob Powell of Lindsay Little Theatre as Micky in According to Hoyle. Honourable mentions went to Jean Leger of Cornwall and Luke Foster of Peterborough. The Prince Edward Community Theatre garnered the coveted best actor (male) award with Mark Daniher as Clifford Anderson in Moon Over Buffalo. Best Actress was shared by Andrea Hiltz as Charlotte Wilton and Helen Bretzke as Rose Arnott in Domino Theatre’s Enchanted April. Merrickville also won the Best Canadian Play award, with honourable mention to Belleville Theatre Guild. Best Director was Shannon Oliver for Northumberland Players’ Bedroom Farce, with honourable mentions to John Collins for Deathtrap and Margaret Shearman for the Merrickville entry. Merrickville also won the Best Production Award for its Having Hope at Home, with an honourable mention going to Bedroom Farce by Northumberland Players. The Travelling Festival is for fulllength productions. A separate category also held annually is for one-act plays and is normally held in a central location. Belleville Theatre Guild President Dave Henderson said he was truly pleased with his company’s achievements.

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EMC Entertainment - Belleville - It was a “festival on the road” for the Eastern Ontario Drama League as its adjudicator, Dennis Johnson, toured productions from nine amateur theatre companies across the region between fall and last spring. With so many entries, the adjudicator’s tour replaced the effort of staging all nine shows in a single location, involving set and cast moves and a time frame of several days and nights. Johnson visited each of the plays while they were being performed, and made his results known at the annual Awards Breakfast held in the Belleville Travelodge Hotel Sunday. The Belleville Theatre Guild was official host for this year’s festival and breakfast for the first time in some years. Having won many awards over the years, the host guild again came through with two significant awards plus several honourable mentions Kingston’s Domino Theatre production, Enchanted April, won the “most effective theatrical moment” trophy for a Jamie East scene. Honourable mentions went to Lindsay and Ottawa Little Theatre. Ottawa Little Theatre won the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for props and special effects in Deathtrap.

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Bulls leap ahead of Sudbury Wolves

Bulls forward Daniil Zharkov attempts a shot during the Bulls’ 4 - 1 win over the Sudbury Bulls teammates Garrett Hooey and Austen Brassard celebrate after Brassard’s firstperiod goal. Photo: Steve Jessel Wolves. Photo: Steve Jessel

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EMC Sports - Belleville - The Belleville Bulls made Whitby Wildcats defenceman Justin Lemcke the 18th overall pick in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection presented by State Farm this year, and head coach and general manager George Burnett wasn’t short on praise for his new addition to the Bulls blueline. “I think he’s a terrific young man with a great family, and a guy that’s going to be a successful player in this league for a long time,” Burnett said. Lemcke, at just 16 years of age, already stands an imposing 6 foot 1 inch and weighs in at 181 pounds. Lemcke had six goals and 17 assists in 36 games with the Wildcats this year, captaining the Minor Midget squad that lost in the OMHA Finals to the OHL Cup Champion Oakville Rangers. “He’s a character individual, a real leader, was captain of his team, a guy that’s going to do everything necessary to win,” Burnett added. Overall, the Bulls added a total of 17 prospects to the depth chart this year selecting five defenceman, ten forwards and two goaltenders. The Bulls made Central Ontario Wolves winger Jake Bricknell the 38th pick in the second round, and followed that up with the selection of winger Adam Laishram from the Whitby Wildcats in the fourth round. I’m really pleased with the group, I’ve had a chance to meet a lot of them, and I think we’ve got a real solid group of kids,” Burnett said. “We got good size, we added some grit, we added some high skill and a couple of young goaltenders, so there’s lots of good things there.”

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defensively. Subban and company were solid on the back end, and Joseph Cramarossa’s late empty net goal sealed the 4 - 1 win. The series shifts to Sudbury for games three and four, with game three taking place Tuesday night. The score was not available by press time. Game four takes place tonight at 7:30. “It’s important for us to regroup and make sure that we’re ready to go,” Burnett said. “It will be important for us to try and get them back on their heels.”


Eleven Bulls players scored a point in the victory, and Malcolm Subban was sharp EMC Sports - Belleville - The Belleville Bulls rode a three- when needed in net, making 17 saves in his eighth consecutive play-off start. “I thought we played well in the first,” head coach George Burnett said. “Algoal first period to a convincing 4 - 1 win over the visiting Sudbury Wolves Sunday night, taking a 2 - 0 lead in the though we didn’t give up a whole lot, I just didn’t like our momentum, I thought best-of-seven OHL Eastern Conference semi-final matchup. we tried to do way too much individually in the second period.” The series first got under way Friday night, where the Bulls poured on 46 shots in an entertaining 6 - 3 win at the Yardmen Arena. Fourteen different Bulls players recorded a point in that matchup, led by two points each from Austen Brassard, Alan Quine, Brendan Gaunce, Tyler Graovac and Carter Sandlak, who continued his strong play to net his team-leading fourth goal of the play-offs. With a 1 - 0 series lead in their pocket, the Bulls then geared up to again host the Wolves on Sunday, April 7, with a chance to take a 2 - 0 lead to Sudbury for game three. While Sudbury was stronger on the puck in the early goings of game two, it was the Bulls who struck first. Jordan Subban scored his second goal of the playoffs at 7:02 on a shot that sailed over the shoulder of Wolves goaltender Franky Palazzese, and the Bulls were not done there. After Sudbury took their first penalty of the game on an ill-advised hooking penalty, defenceman Stephen Silas let a shot go from the point that eluded the Sudbury netminder for a 2 - 0 edge. The Bulls could have let off the gas there if they wanted, but instead they completed their dominating first-period performance by scoring again in the closing minutes. Garrett Hooey made a nice pass to feed Austen Brassard who was streaking down the middle of the ice for his second of the play-offs, and the Bulls sat on a comfortable 3 - 0 lead heading into the second period. While the second period was lacking on the scoresheet, it certainly wasn’t lacking in action. The Bulls Jake Cardwell and Sudbury forward Mather Campagna dropped the gloves midway through the period for a brief tilt, but much of the period revolved around the Bulls strong play in the defensive end, allowing just four Sudbury shots in the frame. Both teams also upped the physical intensity in the second period, laying huge hits all over the ice. Austen Brassard and Cory Genovese put on a show with Sudbury did their best to add a little intrigue to the game by spoiling Subban’s a fight in the middle of the first period. Photo Steve Jessel shutout early in the third period, but holding a 3 - 1 lead the Bulls clamped down By Steve Jessel


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Belleville swim team poised for great things

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EMC Sports - Belleville - The Belleville Youth Swim Team (BYST) is flourishing under the bright lights of the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, and head coach Brandon Oates is confident the club has massive future potential. “It’s pretty astonishing the feats we’ve accomplished so far, and it’s just the beginning. We’re just scratching the surface,” Oates said. “Right now, with this facility, and the way that we have set up this team, we’re striving to produce Olympians, and I really feel strongly that we can do that. Maybe not for 2016 but for 2020 is definitely attainable.” The massive confines of the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre indoor swimming pool have been kind to Oates and his team, and team membership numbers certainly reflect that. The club now boasts 120 athletes as compared to just 50 a year ago, and Oates said the goal now is to make the club one of the top ten swimming clubs in the entire province. “We have excellent parents, volunteers that are helping grow this club and allowing us to expand, and the athletes here are just willing to work, and put the time and effort in to develop,” Oates said. “Right now our rate of improvement far exceeds any other swim club in Ontario, let alone Cana-

da.” With roughly a dozen athletes ranked in the top 25 in Canada in their events, the club is certainly poised to continue to improve. Oates described the club last year as a semi-recreational club with strong athletes, but said the focus this year has shifted to a full-blown competitive program. This doesn’t mean the club has forsaken the fun side of swimming either—in fact Oates stressed the complete opposite is true. “The big thing I like to stress, is as much as we’re improving swimming at all levels, we also want to have a lot of fun,” Oates said. “We deliver an enjoyable program, and that’s pretty big, especially when you’re trying to keep the kids enticed for ten or eleven months of the year.” A strong team environment is key to the club’s improvement, said Oates, and that the feedback and reception from his athletes has been amazing. “We’ve created a team environment. Although swimming is an individual sport, this atmosphere, having all your teammates around you and cheering you on and supporting you … it just allows everyone to excel,” he said. “You see every single athlete has a smile on their face.” The club has two meets in Ottawa over the next couple of months, before regional championships take place in June. From there it’s on to provincials

in July before nationals take place at the end of the month. “Here with this club, it’s not just about swimming,” Oates said. “We’re trying to instill morals

and values into these athletes, teach them time management, and commitment … so it’s more than just swimming here; it’s a whole type of family here amongst the parents, athletes and the coaches.”

BYST edges out Whitby and retains cup The Belleville Youth Swim Team claimed first prize in their inaugural spring invitational swim meet, edging out a team from Whitby to keep the cup in Belleville. Six other teams joined Belleville for a total of over 280 athletes over the two-day event, April 6 and 7. Athletes competed in a variety of events, and when the final times were tallied the BYST had five top pentathlete winners in various divisions: Lauren Taylor - 11 and 12 females, Rafik Jiwa -

11 and 12 males, Stephanie Cairns - 13 and 14 females, Ryan Jarvis - 13 and 14 males, and Talia Pappalardo - 15 and over females. Other gold medal winners included Katelyn Cairns, Melissa Dingle, Alexander Grant, Shakil Jiwa, Leo Lossing and Katie Morrison. Joe Bardwell, Courtney Buchanan, Jackson Bonn, Noah Brooks, Matthew Horwood, Benjamin Isaak, Isaac Jarvis, Emily Morrison, Vladimir Novakovic, Nate Shiers-Redhead and Lobsang Wangkhang also earned medals.


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Quinte Curling Club crowns champions Lynn Collyer and skip Caroline Deans once again claimed the Women’s Club Championship in a dramatic 10 - 9 win, while the team of Thor Parker, Kyle Martin, Shane Barnes, skip Dennis Murray and fifth Scott Lafleur took home the men’s Club Championship. Mixed Club Champions was the team

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EMC Sports - Belleville - The Quinte Curling Club held its championship week from April 3 to 5, where a number of local curlers put their skills on display in the final ends of the season for many. The 2012 Women’s Dominion Curling Club Championship team of Lynn Stapley, Kendra Lafleur, Sheri

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like running or the stairmaster,” she said. For Debutte, the training and workouts led her to unexpected successes. Winning the novice division at her first Ontario FAME competition she kept working with Avery and hasn’t looked “My first year was back. “My first year was a key a key factor in me factor in me moving forward. was nerve racking to be on moving forward. It Itstage. I tend to be a very big was nerve racking to people person but the spotlight be kind of intimidating,” be on stage. I tend to can she said. be a very big people “Dave has a good concept to help overcome that. He calls person but the us team Avery and through the we get together and pose, spotlight can be kind years we work together and help each of intimidating.” other,” she explained. Then in 2011 her efforts paid off. She received the out“You do a lot of weightlift- standing female award in all ing and closer to the shows you the categories. do a little more cardiovascular “It’s decided on personality

and stage presence and there were 40 women or so competing,” she said. Last year Debutte won second place in bodybuilding in the master class (for entrants 35 to 40 years old). “There aren’t a lot of women bodybuilders,” she noted, adding, “There are different categories, bikini models, fitness figure, muscle model and bodybuilding.” Two years ago she decided to compete in the muscle model category. Last year she won first place. “Instead of doing a 90-second routine for bodybuilding, where you incorporate poses and you can really get your own personality off with your own music and the mandatory posing, you get to choose your poses for the muscle model category,” she said. Please see “Mother” on page B3

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By Sue Dickens

Mint raises $200,000 for Afghanistan memorial and military families

of $200,000 from the Royal Canadian roes coin has been divided between the Afghanistan RepatriaEMC News - Quinte West - A total Mint commemorative Highway of He- tion Memorial and the Military Families Fund. “We were touched by the powerful sentiments at the launch of this initiative in October, 2011,” said Mint chair James B. Love at the Bain Park memorial site on a cold, windy April 3. “This grassroots movement to honour the fallen is a poignant reminder of how Canada supports its troops.” He said the donation will help families cope with the challenges of those who are on missions around the world. He noted that Pete Fisher was instrumental in getting the coin minted.

memorial was started by Hugh O’Neil and designed with help from a committee formed two years ago. He said many stood along the Highway of Heroes for too many repatriations to show their respect. It is something they will never forget. The dedication took place on November 10 last year with over 2,000 in attendance including 250 family members of the fallen from across the country. Williams noted that the funds for the memorial have been raised without government help, by Canadians supporting Canadians. Commodore Mark Watson, director general personnel family support services, said the Military Families Fund has as“We were touched by the powerful sisted almost 1,000 families in their time of need. “The mint’s of the fund has been greatly appreciated,” he said. sentiments at the launch of this initiative support Standing in the cold wind, the commodore added, “It feels like I’m back in the North Atlantic!” in October, 2011.” A donation of $26,000 was also received from the 8 Wing “The Royal Canadian Mint has a proud tradition of issuing Pond hockey tournament held in Batawa last year, organized coins that honour the brave men and women who fought for by 436 Squadron including 18 teams and 150 players. Canada and at times gave their lives in defending our freedom,” said president Ian Bennett. “The Highway of Heroes silver commemorative coin captured the profound gratitude of Canadians to our soldiers who served and fell in Afghanistan.” Rick Norlock, MP for Northumberland-Quinte West, said the spirit of the Highway of Heroes lives on. He noted that 157 brave men and women made the ultimate sacrifice in the James B. Love, Commodore Watson and Mayor John Williams unveil fight against terrorism. the commemorative coin at Bain Park. Photo: Kate Everson Mayor John Williams said the project for an Afghanistan By Kate Everson

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Festival of Sacred Praise returns to St. Paul’s By Richard Turtle

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EMC News - Stirling - For more than 60 years, the Festival of Sacred Praise has been encouraging area residents, and particularly young people, to express their spiritual beliefs in music and song. Held under the auspices of the Council of St. Paul’s United Church and the Stirling Festival Committee, the annual celebration runs from April 21 to May 1 featuring vocal and instrumental classes at the church and the Stirling Festival Theatre. As a member of the Ontario Music Festival Association, Stirling also offers competitive classes but, say organizers, “the object is not to gain a prize, but to promote a love of sacred praise, especially among boys, girls and young people.” The committee is headed up by President Donna Russett. The festival offers non-competitive classes for family musicians and music makers as well as adults performing at all levels. All competitions, except Open Class, are restricted to amateur musicians unless otherwise stated in the rules. Most classes will be held at the United Church throughout the two-week festival with bands, woodwinds and brass classes scheduled for Friday, April 26, at the Stirling Festival Theatre. Piano classes will be held the opening Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with string classes commencing April 25. All vocal classes, including choirs, groups and solos, are set for April 28, 29 and 30 with the festival wrapping up with scripture classes on May 1. The festival will again feature a followup “Stars of the Festival” concert on Friday, May 10, that will highlight some of the top performers and award winners from this year’s competition. Organizers have also announced the return of the Scholarship Benefit Concert, this year featuring local violinist Sebastian Sallans and internationally acclaimed pianist Petya Stavreva, is planned for June 8 at 7 p.m. The concert marks a return engagement for Sallans who was a longtime participant in the annual festival and is now pursuing a professional music career and continuing his studies. Ticket information is available by calling Bonnie Sallans at 613-473-4461 or emailing <>. All classes for the 63rd Annual Festival of Sacred Praise, held between April 21 and May 1 are open to the public with visitors encouraged to sit in on all or part of the competitions. Admission to the Stars of the Festival concert is $3 for adults and 50 cents for children.

Farmtown Park prepares for early tour EMC News - Stirling - It is expected to be a busy season at Farmtown Park and officials there say there is still time to get involved before opening day. Museum Manager Margaret Grotek, who replaces Sandy Donnan after seven years in the position, says plans are in the works for the museum’s annual Cleanup Day scheduled for April 26, only two days before the first scheduled bus tour of the season. “There’s lots to do,” Grotek says of the upcoming spring cleaning and the almost immediate group visit, adding volunteers are encouraged to grab a broom or a duster and contact the museum. Much of the morning is spent sprucing up the museum’s numerous displays and exhibits and, she says of the many loyal volunteers, “you have all created a jewel, now it just needs to be polished.” And after the first early group tours Farmtown Park holds its official opening on May 18 with a slate of activities planned, both private and public, before the season ends in the fall. “We’ve already got seven weddings planned,” says Farmtown Park President Ron Reid of the museum’s Heritage Village chapel, along with a host of annual events throughout the grounds including the June Strawberry Social, Fibre Fest and Grandparents Day. Agribition will also return in October for two days before the Hastings County Beer Fest arrives for its third annual celebration of local food and drink. And new ideas are always welcome as well, says Grotek. “Come on in and let us know. It was, and is, [the community’s] ideas that have created this museum and that will

continue to keep it vibrant.” Or spend a moment talking with staff if you have a story to tell about a particular memory or artefact. Grotek notes it’s very easy to get involved, whether briefly or as a long-term volunteer, and

there is always something to be learned in the process. In recent years the museum has continued to add new displays and attractions, drawing visitors and supporters from well outside the region. And

while still relying heavily on volunteer support and government grants, the intention is for the facility to become self-sufficient, Reid says. And that is why the ongoing support of a dedicated group of shareholders remains an es-

sential operational consideration. “Our shareholders and members of Farmtown Park are the most important part of that legacy,” he says. “Without [their] generous support we would be hard-pressed to meet our goals.”

Mother of three prepares for FAME competition Continued from page B1

Debutte admits the muscle model category offered new challenges. “You are required to wear heels. It took a while to get accustomed to,” she said with a grin. For this 39-year-old mom who stands 5 feet 61⁄2 inches woman and weights in for shows at 120 pounds, it has all been life-changing. “I think my biggest accomplishment over the years has been co-ordination and confidence on stage,” she said. “Some people say you are being judged by your physical appearance but when I started this it did really lead to a huge change in my life, it gave me confidence, it made me feel good, it gave me motivation. So it’s all in how you look at it,” she added. “For me it’s just being the best you can be and really not losing who you are.” For information on the competition go to: <www.>.

Natisha Debutte, a mother of three who works fulltime as a program assistant for Community Care Northumberland, in Campbellford, is heading to her fourth open provincial FAME bodybuilding competition on April 27 in Cobourg. The smaller photo she is holding was taken backstage after a bodybuilding routine in 2011. The larger photo was taken during a muscle model competition. Photo: Sue Dickens R0012019325

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Treats on the Black River welcome kayakers By Diane Sherman

EMC News - Queensborough - Local residents gathered on the shores at the old mill this past weekend, in the historic hamlet of Queensborough, to welcome kayakers on their descent from the Upper Black River. Members of the Queensborough Community Centre committee and friends hosted a reception for the annual influx of adventurers who challenge 12 kilometres of surging white water, dropping for the final time into the waters

below the mill dam. Lud and Elaine Kapusta began receiving kayakers on the shores of their old mill property in 2005. Since then the event has taken off as a community fund raiser known as “Treats on the Black River.” Elaine Kapusta said the committee collaborates with Marmora and Area Canoe and Kayak Festival (M.A.C.K.Fest) organizers to prepare for the annual migration of white water enthusiasts. Check out <> Each year the QCC committee sets a

goal for how proceeds of the kayaking season will be used. This year Kapusta says their goal is to “create a historical walking tour brochure for our unique 18th century village, and continue to support our children’s summer drop-in program and add to our Riverside Park improvements.” She said the kayakers have no problem with paying a small fee for food and refreshments. “They often drop generous donations into our collection bucket to help with

projects.” The group appreciated the warming fire, a change house and use of the indoor washroom. Several had accolades for the wide variety of homemade pies, barbequed burgers and hot soup. Warm, dry, and well fed, with equipment loaded into numerous vehicles topped with colourful kayaks, the travellers made their way to Marmora for an

evening together before the next day’s challenge. “If the water is good,” says Kapusta, “they’ll be back.” The QCC committee will be ready, and hopes you will join them for their next fund-raising event, a pancake breakfast May 5 at the historic schoolhouse, now known as the “community centre.”

(left) Hospitality extended by residents of Queensborough was appreciated by kayakers after their 12kilometre white water run.

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While Bill Schlarb, an Ottawa kayaker, ponders multiple choices of homemade pies, Erwin Ellen, from Elora, gets a cut of blueberry from Queensborough volunteer, and pie maker Eilene DeClair.

The final drop in the Upper Black River kayak course could be a thrill or a dangerous wipeout. Some kayakers chose to pull out before, most got the momentum up to clear the falls, others will approach that last drop differently the next time.

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There are two drops at the millpond in Queensborough marking the end of the upper river run. This drop on the southern side is rarely attempted as it is rocky and narrow. Members of the Coureurs de Bois Paddling Club from Ottawa took the challenge. Veteran Black River kayaker Bill Schlarb starts into the chute after Jim Forbes, a first run on this drop for both men.

EMC News - Quinte West - Revenues of $17,500 are expected to balance the total expenditures in the planned Half Marathon on April 28. Jaclyn Grimmon, manager of recreation and tourism services, reported that the event will recover costs of materials and supplies, advertising, miscellaneous and contract services of $17,500 with $6,500 in registration fees, $1,000

in donations and a $10,000 grant from the city. “Registration for the fourth annual Quinte West Half Marathon has been steady,” Grimmon added. The event, in support of the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation, includes route options from city hall for a half marathon, ten-kilometre, five-kilometre and a one-kilometre children’s fun run. Staff has been working with Public

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Alcatraz and its thriving gardens

A volunteer works in the thriving gardens. By John M. Smith

EMC Lifestyles - When my wife and I visited San Francisco, one of the tours we knew we just had to do was to nearby Alcatraz, for it’s definitely one of the not-to-be-missed attractions. However, instead of just taking a cruise around the island, we wanted to see inside, too. We also decided to check out the island’s thriving gardens, for they once served as a solace and physical activity opportunity for some of the prisoners. They were abandoned when the prison closed in 1963, and have now been restored and are maintained by volunteer crews that work with the Garden Conservancy staff. We arranged to go over early in the morning, on the work crew boat, so we could visit the gardens themselves before

scape, we found well over 200 different species were now flourishing here. If you come to “The Rock” expecting to find a barren, dreary landscape, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised, for you’ll see a plethora of blooming, fragrant roses, sweet peas, lilies, etc., and the rocky terrain has actually been transformed into a place of stunning beauty. We visited the Rose Terrace, the Cellhouse Slope, the Prisoner Gardens, the West Lawn and Terraces, and the Officer’s

Row. Prior to Alcatraz becoming the site of a federal prison between 1934 and 1963, this small, rocky island in the San Francisco Bay was a military fortification and a military prison, and we saw where the demolished staff housing had stood. We also saw the ruins of what once was the warden’s house and what remains of the prisoners’ former recreation yard. When Alcatraz was used as a maximum security prison, certain inmates were allowed to get outside and work in the island’s gardens. One inmate, Elliott Michener, summed up the importance of these gardens in this way: “The hillside presented a refuge from the disturbances of the prison, the work a release, and it became an obsession. This one thing I would do well.” After years of toiling here, and finally being released, Elliott actually got a job as a gardener! If you’re planning a visit to Alcatraz, and want to add a docent tour of these magnificent gardens, plan on taking the 9 a.m. ferry from Pier 33 on a Friday or a Sunday, for the tours are offered these mornings at no additional cost. If this tour can’t fit into your schedule, you can still pick up a brochure and do a self-guided walking tour of some of the gardens. After our tour of these gardens, we went inside the former prison itself and took the very interesting audio tour, using headphones. As we walked about, we were listening to some of the recorded former inmates telling their tales and describing their dull, daily prison routine. The day usually began with a 6:30 a.m. wakeup, 7 a.m. breakfast, 7:20 a.m. work detail signal, 11:40 a.m. lunch, 12:20 p.m. single file line for recreation yard time and/or shop detail, 4:25 p.m. supper, 4:50 p.m. final lockup and 9:30 p.m. lights out. This daily routine also included about a dozen daily inmate counts—just to make sure. We strolled along the rows of prison cells lining the corridors, with such names as “Michigan Avenue” and “Broadway,” and we visited various blocks. Blocks B and C contained five-foot by nine-foot cells, with a sink with cold water, a cot, a toilet, and no real privacy. We saw examples of both furnished and unfurnished cells, and even checked out Cell

Block D, the solitary confinement area, where I was able to take a photo of my wife inside a cell (for it’s left open for that very purpose). Inmates in Block D actually had somewhat larger accommodations, but they were kept in these cells for the full 24 hours every day, except for once a week, when they got a visit to the outdoor recreation area—alone. We saw the prison’s dining room, library, and visitation area, where inmates could talk to guests, but we learned that the visitation procedure was rather difficult—and limited to one visitor per month. Some of the inmates became quite famous, and you’ll

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Dan Clost EMC Lifestyles - Once upon a time your magnolia had smooth grey or light tan bark. The only time you saw orangeish bumpy thingies clinging to it was when the funky seed pods partially split open. (Magnolias produce one of the weirdest, neatest seed pods in treedom.) Once upon a time, the only black you saw was either bare earth or one of those colour-enhanced bark mulches that are so popular nowadays. Now, the whole

tree is covered with sooty mould. Magnolia scale is to the insect world as black knot fungus is to the disease (pathogen) world. In short, if you have a magnolia then it either has or will have these scale insects all over it. Magnolia scale (Neolecanium cornuparvum), are easily visible with sizes ranging from a quarter-inch to a half-inch, and look like small round bumps, coloured orange-ish, or light tan. In late summer or early fall, recently hatched instars crawl to their overwintering spot and permanent home. As they age, their exoskeleton hardens providing them protection from predator insects and contact insecticides. Once they have attached themselves to their permanent spot, they lose their legs and stay put. Timing of intervention is tight, meaning if you want to catch the crawlers, you have to pay attention to detail. Phenology (comparing other happenings in the horticultural world to the activity you are monitoring) says the little red crawler will be in the first of its two gad-about days when you see oakleaf hydrangea, butterfly weed, greenspire linden tree and queen of the prairie (Filipendula rubra) in bloom. Degree-days, another system, say these chappies “hatch” at 1938 cumulative degree days (CDD).

Magnolias will take quite a bit of abuse before a weakened state allows them to succumb to other problems; so, if you see that your plant is infested all is not lost. But you do need to act. Here are your options, assuming you are reading this somewhere around April 11. At the moment of writing this article, the flower buds (big fuzzy things on the ends of the branches) are tightly closed. You can use dormant oil according to the instructions on the package. Once the flowers open up, they can be damaged by the oil. Another action you can take is to use a moderately soft bristled brush and brush away the “bumps.” I know some people will also use a cloth soaked in dormant oil and rub it over all of the woody parts at this time of the year. This is very effective but a bit time consuming, and if you have a larger shrub, perhaps not practical. You need to be the judge of that The next time you can intervene is when you see the previously mentioned plants blooming. The best way is to introduce predator insects, if they are not already there. Ladybugs and their larvae are the most voracious and easily obtained at many garden centres. The crawlers are susceptible to insecticidal soap at this time but so are the good bugs; look for the beneficials

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Having an opinion does not make a person judgmental Reality Check EMC Lifestyles - I’m one of those weird people who actually likes debates. In marriage that can be a downfall, because I love to win fights, though it only counts if I do so because I score big points, not because my husband gives up and rolls over. I like ideas, and opinions, and discussions. Lots of people do, and that’s healthy for a society (though not necessarily for a marriage). When we hash things out, and hear the other side of things, we often grow and develop even better ideas. Societies that debate things are stronger than those who silence debate. Sometimes, though, I think our society needs a lesson on what constitutes an opinion and free speech, and what constitutes judgment. Too often I find that when people yell, “we need tolerance!” what they really mean is, “no one is allowed to disagree with me.” That’s why I hate the label “judgmental.” It’s thrown around so much, as if it’s the most evil thing in the world. But what does being “judgmental” really imply? To judge someone is to say that they have crossed your moral code. It doesn’t mean you think the person is evil, or that you hate the person, or that you wish the person would go away. It simply means you think the person has done something that was wrong.

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We all make judgments all the time. We think the waitress in the bar is wearing a skirt that is just too short. We think the soccer coach doesn’t understand child psychology and is too hard on the kids. We think our brother-in-law has gone over the edge with politics, and doesn’t understand that in the real world, money has to come from somewhere. That does not keep us from smiling at the waitress and exchanging pleasantries. It doesn’t keep us from supporting the coach in front of the kids, or trying to help him with some of his administrative jobs. It doesn’t stop us from throwing our brotherin-law a birthday party. We don’t hate; we aren’t trying to hurt anybody. We just notice things we think are wrong. It’s human nature. I have found that anybody who holds traditional values today, though, is automatically labeled judgmental. We see it in politics with Conservatives. We saw it in religion when the new pope was chosen. Even if a public figure has never opined on a certain topic, it’s assumed that they are judgmental if they label themselves “religious” or “conser-

vative.” I read a bumper sticker recently that said: “You say you want tolerance and despise hate, but if I don’t agree with everything you say you call it intolerance and hate. Explain to me again how that works.” Exactly. It seems to me that what people mean when they call others “judgmental” is that we are no longer allowed to have any opinions except theirs. In fact, making a judgment is often called “bullying,” even if the person never speaks that judgment out loud or does anything about it at all. The mere thought that someone may disagree with you is now labeled bullying and hate, though it has nothing to do with either. A healthy society is one where individuals try to operate from a moral code, and deciding on what constitutes that moral code means there will be disagreements. That’s okay. Aren’t we adult enough to handle disagreements? As long as we are kind and welcoming to all, what does it matter if some people think differently from you? Trying to silence critics is the worst kind of

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EMC News - Warkworth - “Fifty Shades of Lilac” is the evocative theme chosen for the 2013 Warkworth Lilac Festival, which takes place May 25 until June 2. Nestled in the rolling hills of Northumberland County, 90 minutes east of Toronto, Warkworth is an idyllic setting for

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this charming festival which takes place in and around the village. Visitors can enjoy guided tours along the Millennium Trail which showcases over 300 lilacs in 65 different varieties, including the “Jubilee Lilac” specifically registered and named in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2012.

The festival’s lineup of events and activities includes Garden Talks on May 25 and 26. The featured guest speaker on May 25 is Charlie Dobbin, internationally renowned horticulturist and landscape designer. Ms. Dobbin is also the horticultural Director for Canada Blooms - Toronto’s celebrated Flower and Garden Festival. Canada’s own Adi Braun is the star attraction at Jazz at the Lilac Room on Saturday, May 25. Her sophisticated style and subtle delivery evokes such vocal greats as Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney. With a repertoire ranging from the great American songbook, to European cabaret, to contemporary songs by Canadian legends Shirley Eikhard and Gordon Lightfoot, as well as her own originals, this is sure to be a sold-out performance! Fashionistas won’t want to miss the “Love My Shoes” Garden Party and Luncheon on Sunday, June 2, featuring Honorary Chair and Canada’s fashion maven, Jeanne Beker and Sonja Bata, founder of the Bata Shoe Museum. Patrons will be treated to a delicious gourmet luncheon, wine, entertainment and a “Shoe Talk” in an exquisite private garden setting. Other events and activities include

entertainment and buskers on Main Street and along the Millennium Trail; floral demonstrations; plant sale; presentations by horticultural societies; Home Depot birdhouse building and decorating; cupcake decorating; juried photography competition; People’s Choice Award for best lilac arrangement; book sale and children’s events including mini golf, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Geronimo Stilito from the popular children’s series. While visiting the festival, why not take the opportunity to browse the boutiques and one-of-a-kind stores in the village. Lilac plants will be available for sale to take home for your own garden. The Warkworth Lilac Festival was established in 2009. During May, lilacs are in abundance throughout the village and the surrounding countryside. To ensure that the Warkworth Lilac Festival stands out from other festivals, each year more interesting and rarer varieties are added to the collection and more lilac-themed events and entertainment are introduced. For a full listing of events, please visit <>. For further information, or to purchase tickets to events, please email <>.


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Fabric artist confesses to a love of whimsy By Richard Turtle

EMC Lifestyles - Stirling - For Shirley Foster, nursing is serious business, but taking time out for whimsy has turned into a prolific artistic habit. Foster, who was born and raised in Belleville, began her nursing career in New Brunswick before returning and admits she was somewhat offended by an early description of her work in fabric and mixed media as whimsical. But now, completely comfortable with the descriptive, Foster says it is part of her nature. And her east coast experiences have also shown up in her creative work. From purses and handbags to dolls and decorations, the end result is only a part of the journey, she says, because there is also “the fun of the hunt.” Describing herself as “a collector of potentially useful things,” Foster frequents thrift stores and seeks out bargains that will one day be used in another form entirely. Some of Foster’s work is currently on display in the foyer of the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library and will remain there through the month of April. And whether functional or decorative, each piece is made from a collection of memories. “I picked up a book on crazy quilting,” Foster says of her beginnings as a fabric artist, “and there were no rules. I fell in love.” It also created a sudden use for her entire collection of

vintage fabrics, buttons, lace and trim without regard for traditional expectations. And the final product, whether a wall hanging or shelf decoration, is made up of carefully selected materials from what she admits is a well of creative inspiration. Often a piece of cloth or fabric is earmarked from the beginning for a particular project but just as often, she says, a forgotten find will suddenly and magically fit the bill. “I have found a way to sew without being bogged down by rules,” she exclaims. Foster has plans to continue her lifelong interest in sewing and her newfound love of fabric arts with the hopes of teaching workshops and selling supplies in the future to encourage others to indulge themselves. “Life can often be serious, demanding and busy,” she says, “and it’s not a bad thing to have a little whimsy to lighten Fabric artist Shirley Foster says there’s nothing wrong with whimsy. things up.”

Her work is currently on display at the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library.

Impaired charge after driver returns to scene



EMC News - Havelock - A 35-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol limit exceeding the legal limit after a crash early Saturday morning. Peterborough County OPP say that around 6:50 a.m., April 6, police responded to a collision on the Sixth Line of Belmont northeast of Havelock. A Hyundai Sonata had failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection of Preston Road and left the road, crashing through a farm gate and into the field behind it. The Sonata sustained major damage and the driver fled the scene on foot. Police say the driver later returned to the crash scene driving a Pontiac G6 and was seen by witnesses reaching into the badly damaged Sonata. Police officers at the scene confronted the suspect who was charged following an investigation. Charged was Jason Parnall of Long Sault.

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EMC News - Quinte West - Miss Daisy is kicking up her heels. The fiveyear-old Shetland pony is delighted to be out of the Humane Society shelter and in a real home near Frankford. “She is our first animal for the Equine Assisted Learning program,” says co-ordinator Lisa Young. “We will have another, regular size horse too. Mae will be here in May.” Mae is another rescue horse, staying at a farm in Ottawa now, and is ready to go, as soon as they can take her. The therapeutic program designed to help youth and adults with emotional or behavioural problems, is already feeling its oats with donations of money, time and services from the community. “We hope to have a grand opening in May,” Young says. The web site at <> now has a charitable number for donations through Trent Community Correctional Committee or call 613394-3911 for how you can help. “We have 15 people on our waiting list in the program,” Lisa said. “They can hardly wait to get started.” She said there has also been an inqui-

Miss Daisy finds a new home

ry from a local nursing home to bring time for farrier service. Greenhawk home from the Humane Society at no animal vet to assist the program,” Lisa Stirling and Bridle Path Tack Shop cost. Glenn Donaldson and Ron Mar- says. “They would just be needed for residents there to visit the horses. are selling products at a reduced cost. tin donated the use of their trailers to vaccinations and help if we needed it.” Woods Auto installed a brake control- get the hay. Brenda Good sold hay at a Donations can also be made at the “What we need is ler at a reduced rate so they could use very reasonable rate and donated sev- Pennies for Ponies jars at local outlets someone to donate a a large trailer to get hay. Christine and eral bales. Weiler Whitewashing will including Inner Peace Spa, JMT PerforTerry Good looked after Mae for the be whitewashing the barn at a reduced mance Horses, Patchoulimoon Holistic shelter where people winter. Gord and Ann Striker donated rate. Bills Johns is maintaining the Health Centre, Steve’s Auto, 426 Squada five-foot bale of hay for bedding. outdoor washroom weekly at no cost. ron at 8 Wing Trenton, Maersk Canada can wait.” Colin and Sarah Crowe trailered Daisy “We are still looking for a large Inc., and Frankford Public School. “What we need is someone to donate a shelter where people can wait,” Do you have a comment about something you have read in our paper? Lisa adds. “If their child is in the program or the seniors come for a visit, it Write the editor. would be good to get them out of the rain or sun.” Donations are rolling in, but it takes a lot to feed a horse. Hay costs have skyrocketed since last year was a poor season for hay. “We are thrilled to get the United Way of Quinte on board with a donation of $15,000 for part time staff,” Lisa said with a smile. They also got $5,000 from Enbridge Pipelines, $4,000 from Telus and $3,000 from a private foundation. Private citizens have been making cash donations. Buddy Incorporated donated two Slow Bale Buddies. Shannon McCracken is donating her

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Bowler, Bill 1942 - 2004 Garney, Harry 1944 - 1993 on April 14th


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Stuart Elwood - retired Gains & Kraft Foods employee, suddenly as a result of an accident in Orangeburg, South Carolina on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Son of the late Ivan & 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, many grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Funeral was held in P.E.I on March 30, 2013. Celebration of Elwood’s life will be held at St. Johns Church Auditorium, Campbellford on Sat. April 20, 2013 from 2-4 p.m.



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FDI DIESEL INJECTION Pump testing and repairs. NOW IN TRENTON 613-392-3636

Ford 7700 80 h.p. $8,950; MF 165 loader $5,450; IH 384 loader $4,750; NH TL90 4x4 loader $25,750. 613-223-6026.


SCRAP VEHICLES WANTED: Looking to purchase scrap vehicles. We guarantee to transfer vehicles from your name and we are environmentally licensed and certified to dispose of all fluids. Current market prices paid. Call 613-395-3336

Bedding & Feed: Shavings for $4.75/each, bedding pellets for $4.00/each, Tiz Whiz grain for $15/each and Triple Crown grain for $25/each. plus HST. or 613-847-5457

Standing timber, hard maple, soft maple, ash, red and white oak, etc. Quality workmanship g u a r a n t e e d . (613)847-1665.

Charolais Heifers, One and two years, bred cows. Young cows with calves at their side. All for sale. Easterbrooke Farms. 613-925-4557.

Wanted: Standing timber, mature hard/softwood. Also wanted, natural stone, cubicle or flat, any size. 613-968-5182.

VEHICLES Attention Ford Truck Lovers. 1974 F-100 Ford Ranger, 51,000 original miles, 8 cyl, original body in excellent condition. Runs great. Have some original documentation. Appraised at $6,500 willing to negotiate. 613-498-9588.

MARINE 14’ antique mahogany lapstrake sailing dinghy, excellent condition, always stored indoors, complete with all accessories including trailer. $5,000 o.b.o. 613-399-3456.

TRAILERS / RV’S 2004 34’ Triple E Embassy V10. 30,000 kms. Slide-out. Sleeps 6. Generator. Selling due to health reasons. Asking $35,000. 613-392-7762.

FARM Airless spray painting, roofs & sides, steel roofs repairs. 5 & 6” seamless eavestrough, soffit, facia, gutterguard installed or delivered. Free estimates. 1(877)490-9914.

High performance polled Black Angus cross yearling bulls. 4 lbs+ per day, bred for calving ease, temperament, quality meat. Also heifers for sale. 613-395-2079.

PETS Dog Grooming by Bernadette. Professional services with TLC. New clients welcome. 550 TrentonFrankford Rd, 1 minute north of 401. (613)243-8245. Free farm cats that are house trained in need of a home. 3 males, 1 female, spayed and neutered. Good mousers. Moving due to illness. Call Arlene at 705-778-5441.

Barn Repairs, Steel roof repairs, Barn boards, Beam repairs, Sliding doors, Eavestroughs, Screw nailing, Roof painting, Barn painting. Call John 613-392-2569.

Thinking of buying a home, refinancing your mortgage, consolidating debts? Save money, call 24-hour hotline 1-800-935-0626 ext 1. www. Centum Power Financial Inc. #11993, 1-866-707-2733.






Looking for mortgage for 1 bedroom apt. $695, $60,000. Interest and pay- utilities included. No parking ments to be negotiated. and no pets. 363 1/2 Front 613-336-0122 St. 2 bedroom row house, $750 plus utilities. Includes COMMERCIAL RENT parking. 60 1/2 West Moria St. 613-966-4471, BelNorwood, self-storage leville. units now available. Various sizes. For more information, call Warkworth, 1 bedroom (705)639-2258. apartment in quiet downtown Warkworth, fridge, Warkworth Main Street, stove, parking, controlled 530 sq. ft., storefront retail entrance. $525/month plus office space, available Au- hydro. No pets. gust in fabulous potter 905-259-0631 block building. $550/month negotiable with lease, plus gas and TENDERS hydro. Call Kerri 705-924-3341 after 6 p.m.

Defining Energy Solutions A modern company with over 100 years of experience, Ascent Group Inc. (Ascent) is an integrated energy services and solutions provider with our roots in small towns, yet our capabilities are world class. Our work takes us across Canada and to sites throughout North America. Our Customers range from industry partners, electrical contractors and municipalities to private industries, institutions and utilities. Our Belleville office is currently seeking an…


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Working to ensure projects are performed within scope and budget, you will be responsible for installing electrical equipment and components as well as performing service work to existing systems in industrial, commercial, residential, and institutional environments.

Bachelor apartment, Plainfield area, heat, hydro and cable included, $ 4 9 0 / m o n t h . 613-477-3377.

Your ability to work independently, or as part of a team, is enhanced by your communication skills within the department and work area. Some creativity and interpretation is required to choose from a limited number of possible solutions and the most appropriate course of action.

Campbellford, 2 bedroom townhouse, available May 1. $875 includes outside maintenance, water, sewage, 6 appliances, parking and security cameras. Hydro extra. First and last required. 705-653-0548.

You have a Technical accreditation – Electrician; Construction & Maintenance (309A) and a DZ license. Knowledge of the Electrical Safety Code and the Occupational Health & Safety Act, and computer skills including Microsoft Office are required.

We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please forward your resume to: HELP WANTED

MORTGAGES Mortgage Solutions Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. Lower than bank posted rates (OAC) On-Site Private Funds for credit issues, discharged bankrupts and BFS without proven income. Chase Financial 1-613-384-1301 Chase Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Brokerage License #10876




Havelock- 2 bedroom, clean, newly decorated, main floor, private entrance, heat included. No smoking, no pets. First, last and references required. $750/month. Available July 1st. 705-696-2970.


Data Management Coordinator 2 days per week Gateway Community Health Centre, located in Tweed, Ontario, provides primary health care with a focus on health promotion and illness prevention through an inter-professional team and in keeping with the CHC Model of Care, Mission, Vision, and Values. GCHC supports populations at all ages and stages of life with an emphasis on those who are high risk and/or experiencing barriers to accessing services.



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Havelock, 3 bedroom house, $1,200 includes heat, hydro, fridge, stove and microwave. First and last required. References. No pets/smoking. 705-696-1102.

Marmora, Forsyth St: Bachelor, $450+/month. Renovated, upper level, STORAGE parking. No pets, lst + last, references required. Alan Madoc Self Storage U416-229-0553. Lock, in Madoc, units available, 10x10 and EMC Classifieds 10x20. Reasonable rates. Contact: Larry or Diane Get Results! 613-921-8487.



REAL ESTATE Farm Property- 106 acres of prime location on Hwy. 7 outside of Havelock. All farm buildings and residence include. Residence is 1 1/2 story, original logframe house in need of restoration. 2 airtight woodstove’s as well as gas heat. Good location for selling or to have small market garden. Need to sell for medical reasons. Looking for best offer for quick sale. Call Alf; 705-778-5441 or 705-750-7348.


BID OPPORTUNITIES The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte serving as the gateway to the world famous Trent Severn Waterway, and is just 90 minutes east of Toronto on Highway 401. The city is now accepting bids/proposals for the following projects: FR 13-01 Supply of Protective Jacket & Pants for Structural Fire Fighting (Bunker Gear) The clothing is to be worn during structural fire fighting operations where there is a threat of fire or when certain physical hazards are likely to be encountered, such as during non-fire-related rescue operations, emergency medical operations, and victim extrication. The City is seeking the highest level of safety, quality assurance and liability protection. To ensure that these requirements are met, referenced portions of NFPA 1971 (2007 Edition) shall be considered as the minimum acceptable guidelines. These standards shall be applicable to and fully adhered to by the Proponent. Further, the Proponent agrees to supply a product that meets the current standard at the time of delivery. Document Release Date: April 11, 2013 Closing Date: April 26, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time FR 13-02 Supply & Delivery of One (1) New Fire Rescue Boat Tenders are now being accepted on behalf of the Quinte West Fire Department for the supply and delivery of one (1) new or demo boat to be used in their water rescue operations. The City will consider tenders submitted for new current year models, new previous year models or demo units no older than one (1) year and that have limited hours of use. The City will review tenders received and will determine at their sole discretion that which provides the best overall solution. The lowest tender will not necessarily be awarded. Document Release Date: April 11, 2013 Closing Date: April 26, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time Detailed information packages are available online at (Bids and Tenders under the Business section). Submissions properly endorsed and sealed in an envelope with the return label displayed will be received at the 2nd floor reception area on or before the submission date as shown for each project. Local time is in accordance with the electronic punch clock located in the 2nd floor main reception area of the municipal office which will be deemed conclusive. Late submissions will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be considered. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all submissions.

IMPORTANT: When submitting by email, include the position title in the subject line. We sincerely thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Gateway Community Health Centre, please visit our website,



Questions may be directed to Janet Powers, Purchasing Supervisor 613-392-2841 Ext. 4450.

The Data Management Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Quality and Performance and is responsible for data collection, data quality/discipline, and analysis to support the organization and primary health care team in quality improvement initiatives of Gateway CHC. Summary of Responsibilities • Designs queries, creates reports, and runs standard reports in Hummingbird BI Query and MS Access and interprets data to support management decision-making • Assesses overall data quality by monitoring data input, developing and performing audits of data quality, ensuring data integrity and accuracy • Supports staff on data entry, standardization and report requests • In collaboration with the primary health care team, analyses data to measure program outcomes • Performs staff training needs assessments, develops staff training materials, and provides staff training • Participates on internal and external committees focused on data quality Qualifications • Undergraduate degree • Enthusiasm for quality, learning • Self-motivated, takes initiative • Proficiency in various database programs including Access/SQL • Excellent oral and written communication skills; • Experience and/or ability to deliver training courses using adult education methods; • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills decision-making, problemsolving, conflict management and time management skills; • Knowledge of Purkinje or Nightingale software is an asset; • Valid driver’s license/insurance and a reliable vehicle essential To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter and resume, including the names and contact information for three (3) work-related references, by 5:00pm on Friday, April 19, 2013, via email to:

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FOR RENT Need a home? Call the Hastings Housing Resource Centre. Services offered in Belleville, Quinte West, North and Centre Hastings. (613)969-1748.



BID OPPORTUNITIES The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte serving as the gateway to the world famous Trent Severn Waterway, and is just 90 minutes east of Toronto on Highway 401. The city is now accepting bids/proposals for the following projects: PW 13-21 - Quinte West Water Storage Tank Inspection Work includes Clean, Inspect, Report and Perform minor repairs. The City has four (4) elevated water storage tanks as part of their water distribution system. These structures must undergo a thorough cleaning and inspection as part of the regular maintenance schedule. The anticipated outcome of the RFT will be the selection of one Contractor who is qualified to perform these tasks. Release of Document: April 11, 2013 Closing Date: April 25, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time PW 13-22 - ARC Flash Analysis - Mandatory Site Meeting: April 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. – meeting at the Bayside WTP 1 Aikins Rd. Work includes collection of all data required to carry out the AFHAS at various Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities. All data must be collected with the system energized. Vendor to follow CSA Z462-12 guidelines when collecting all data. Data includes but is not limited to collection of equipment nameplate data, feeder cable size and lengths, protective device sizes and settings. Release of Document: April 11, 2013 Closing Date: April 25, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time PW 13-27 – Trenton Waste Water Treatment Plant Digester The successful mason/contractor will be responsible for the repointing of the masonry veneer of the digester tanks of the Trenton Waste Water Treatment Plant. In total, there are approximately 554 square metres of masonry and approximately 3183 linear metres of mortar joints. Release of Document: April 11, 2013 Closing Date: April 25, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time Detailed information packages are available online at (Bids and Tenders under the Business section). Submissions properly endorsed and sealed in an envelope with the return label displayed will be received at the 2nd floor reception area on or before the submission date as shown for each project. Local time is in accordance with the electronic punch clock located in the 2nd floor main reception area of the municipal office which will be deemed conclusive. Late submissions will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be considered. Questions may be directed to Janet Powers, Purchasing Supervisor 613-392-2841 Ext. 4450. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all submissions.




WANTED Property Wanted; Top cash for waterfront home or large cottage, easy commuting distance to Brockville, Belleville or Kingston. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

Cash Buyer seeking small hobby or horse farm with reasonable barn and house. Any location considered. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

Napanee; Teriffic brick, 3 unit, downtown, commercial rental income building. Motivated seller, $159,000. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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AZ DRIVERS, Many fleet options at Celadon Canada. Dedicated Lanes; lifestyle fleet with weekends off: Intra-Canada or International. O/O and Lease opportunities. Join our success. Call 1-855-818-7977

HELP WANTED!!! $28/hour. Undercover Shoppers Needed to judge retail and dining establish40” Sony flat screen TV. 3 ments. Genuine opportuyears old, perfect condi- nity. PT/FT experience no tion with cable box, $200. required. If you can shop Call 613-475-1167. you are qualified!



Invitation to Bid Tender: Tender #13-04 Marmora District Housing Commission invites sealed tenders to: install underlay, laminate flooring and border in one apartment at 2 Madoc Street, Marmora, ON, material supplied. All qualified contractors, interested in submitting prices to carry out the installation are requested to completely fill out an Appendix, “A” which can be obtained at the Marmora District Housing Commission. Once completed please send it to the attention of: Debbie Harris – Administrator, The Marmora District Housing Commission, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0 by: April 19th, 2013. 12:00 p.m. Standard Time, April 19th, 2013, tender evaluation will begin immediately after tender closing. Site visits or any further information can be obtained by contacting the Administrator, Debbie Harris (613) 472-5390. CL421277





HELP WANTED HELP WANTED!!! Up to $1,000 weekly, paid in advance. Mailing our brochures/postcards or paid bi-weekly. Typing ads for our company. PT/FT Genuine Opportunity. No experience needed.

HELP WANTED Part-time position in boarding section at K-9 Comfort Inn. Mature person wanted who is flexible and must be able to work days, evening and week-ends. Call 705-639-1172.



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

Ken Chard Construction. Renovations, decks, siding, sidewalks, fences, ceramic, windows, painting etc. Free estimates. Call: 613-398-7439.


Sanding person required by the finishing department. Apply by resume to County Water TreatmentMarine Mechanic re- brad@kitchensbypaulhold- Softeners, U.V. Lights, R.O. systems, chemical quired. Own tools, shrink- free iron and sulphur filwrapping, boat licence an ters. Sales, installation, asset. On Belmont Lake, east of Havelock. Contact Wild King Bar & Grill is service and repair. Steven George 705-778-2366. looking for a full time, East Menna. (613)967-7143. Indian, cook. Drop off rePhone/Fax sume to 2 Ottawa St., Hardwood Floor InstallaHavelock. tion and resurfacing. Ceramics. Light renovations and upgrades. Over 30 GARAGE SALE GARAGE SALE years experience. Please call for free estimate 613-394-1908.


AT THE STIRLING & DISTRICT LIONS HALL & THE STIRLING & DISTRICT REC CENTER Vendor Tables Available $25 per Table (includes Arts & Crafts) Advance Table Rental Payment by April 14 Donated Items appreciated & can be picked up

HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222


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Brighton Curling Club Saturday April 20th 8 am-2:30 pm, 1:30-2 pm 1/2 price sale, 2:00-2:30 pm its free, with a few exceptions. No Early Birds. Donations accepted afternoons week of April 20th. Community Yard SaleBatawa will be hosting a community yard sale throughout the village on Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m-12 p.m In addition, two organizations will be participating. Rain or shine event. Moving Sale Large items, antiques, riding lawnmower etc. 48 Grandview Rd Brighton. April 13 - 14 8 am to 3pm Yard sale, April 12 and 13, 65 Tracy Street, Belleville, 150 year old trunk, MOIRA Secondary School Ring, fabric by metre, jewellery, pocket novels, household items, small electrical appliances.

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BELLEVILLE Gun Show at the Bellville Fish and Game Club, April 14, 10 am-3 pm. Cost is $3 at the door and entry to win a door prize by donating to Gleaners Food Bank. Belleville Fish and Game Club General Meeting and Spaghetti Dinner, April 15, 6:00am for members and guest. Guest speaker is Brian McCrae from OFAH. Contact 613-9666731 or Tom 613-968-7845 by Friday to attend. Bowl For Kids Sake Step up to STRIKE Out Bullying! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties is raising funds in support of programming and services for children and youth in our communities. Sunday April 14, 1pm-5pm, Quinte Pro Bowl and Club Medd Trillium 2000 Seniors Club Craft, Yard and Bake Sale, April 13, 8am-2pm, 75 St. Paul St. Belleville. No admission. Lunch available. Seniors 5-pin Bowling, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Come and meet new friends for fun and fellowship. Belleville Pro Bowl, Bayview Mall. Call Ken 613962-3429 Spring Fling to Benefit Humane Society, April 14, 11am-



4pm, Quinte Sports/Wellness Centre. Craft and Gift Show. Trillium 2000 Seniors Club at 75 St. Paul St., Belleville. Tuesday: cribbage; Wednesday: euchre; Thursday: carpet bowling and shuffleboard; Friday: darts. Cribbage 3rd Sunday of month. All start at 1 p.m. Open to all seniors 50 and over. Hastings Manor Auxiliary monthly meeting, Thursday, April 18 at 12:45 p.m., Volunteer Education Centre on the main floor of Hastings Manor. Visitors and new members are welcome Seniors 5-pin Bowling, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Come and meet new friends for fun and fellowship. Belleville Pro Bowl, Bayview Mall. Call Ken 613962-3429 Westminster United Church concert “A Song Will Rise” with Travis Whiteman and Friends on Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm. Cost is $12 per person, at the church office, 1199 Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd, 613968-4304, and at the door. Quinte Amateur Radio Club meeting, Wed. April 17, 7:30pm, Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Rm P24. Guest speaker Peter VE3UR on controlling an FT 817 with Hamlog and an iPad using a Pigtail. Info:

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ROSEDALE TRANSPORT requires Owner Operators for our U.S. lanes Requirements: Tractor 2007 or newer, clean driver’s abstract & CVOR, FAST card preferred, minimum 2 years cross-border experience. WE OFFER: • $1,500 Sign-On Bonus • Excellent Fuel Subsidy • Consistent Miles • Competitive Rates • Weekly Settlements • Home On Weekends APPLY TO: or CALL TOLL-FREE: 1-877-588-0057. L A I D L A W C A R R I E R S VA N DIVISION requires experienced AZ licensed drivers to run the U.S. Premium mileage rate. Home w e e k l y. N e w e q u i p m e n t . A l s o hiring Owner Operators. 1-800-2638267 AZ DRIVERS - CANADA/U.S. Runs. Single, Team & Regional. G r e a t P a y & B e n e f i t s . Yo u r H o m e Ti m e I s O u r P r i o r i t y. CALL TODAY TOLL-FREE 1-800665-2803.

MORTGAGES $$$ 1st, 2nd, 3rd MORTGAGES Debt Consolidation, Refinancing, R e n o v a t i o n s , Ta x A r r e a r s , n o CMHC fees. $50K you pay $208.33/ month (OAC). No income, bad credit, power of sale stopped!! BETTER OPTION MORTGAGES, CALL TODAY Toll-Free 1-800-282-1169, (LIC# 10969). AS SEEN ON TV - Need a MORTGAGE, Home Equity Loan, Better Rate? Bad Credit, SelfEmployed, Bankrupt? Been turned down? Facing Foreclosure, Power of Sale? CALL US NOW TOLL-FREE 1-877-733-4424 and speak to a licensed mortgage agent. specializes in residential, commercial,rural, agriculture, farms, & land mortgages. Visit: (Lic#12126). 1st&2ndMORTGAGES from 2.65% VRM, 2.94% 5 YR. FIXED. A l l c r e d i t Ty p e s C o n s i d e r e d . SAVE $Thousands$ on the right Mortgage! Purchasing, Re-financing, Debt Consolidation, Home Renovations, Construction Mortgages...Call Jim Potter Toll-Free: 1-866-403-6639, (LIC #10409).




A B S O L U T E LY, w e h a v e t h e kind of people you want to meet. MISTY RIVER INTRODUCTIONS is Ontario’s Traditional Matchmaker with 20 years’ experience in putting people together with their life partners. CALL (613)257-3531,

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FINANCIAL SERVICES FINANCIAL WORRIES? Consolidate into one monthly payment including credit cards, taxes, collection agencies, garnishments. Stop harassing phone calls. 1-877-9770304. 24 hours Services bilingues.

AUTOMOTIVE $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Vehicle buyers are ONLY protected by OMVIC and Ontario consumer protection laws when they buy from registered dealers. There’s no protection if you buy privately and you risk becoming victim of a curbsider. To verify dealer registration or seek help with a complaint: or 1-800943-6002.

WA N T E D : O L D T U B E A U D I O EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond organs. Any condition, no floor model consoles. Call Toll-Free 1-800-9470393 / 519-853-2157.


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STEEL BUILDINGS S T E E L B U I L D I N G S / M E TA L BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206


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BELLEVILLE 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. 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 Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (Belleville and area) spring luncheon. Ameliasburgh Town Hall, 13 Coleman St, Ameliasburgh, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17. Afterwards enjoy a presentation and tour of the historical Victoria School House and Ameliasburgh Museum. For info or reservations: 613967-1863. Quinte Classic Country Jamboree Saturday, April 13, Centennial Secondary School, Robert Horwood Auditorium, 6:45 pm. Tickets $20 advance, or $25 at the door. For info, find us on Facebook The Ontario Early Years Centre at Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms, 301 MacDonald Ave., Belleville. Open 6 days a week. Info: www.familyspace. ca or 613-966-9427. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets Wednesday, 7 p.m., Hillcrest Community Centre, 69 Centre St, Belleville. No dues or fees for members. Info: Susan at 613-471-0228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or Australia’s Viola Dana will be performing in Gallery 1, Belleville Public Library, April 13. Limited seating. General Admission tickets: $15, Seniors and Students: $8. Info: 613-968-6731 x2237 or Quinte NeedleArts Guild Stiching for Fun! Workshops and lessons or work on your own piece. Belleville Recreation Centre, 116 Pinnacle St. 1st and 3rd Thursday of month. 9:30am - 3pm. Call 613-473-4831 or 613-476-7723 Buy One Get One Free on all adult clothing and shoes at Belleville’s Thrift Store: Supporting Belleville Christian School. April 15-20. 393 Sidney St., Hilden Square, 613-967-1371 Plot holders Meeting April 15,2013 at 7:30 pm at 1455 Moira Road Roslin Emmaus Cancer Support Group Monday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. at Hastings Park Bible Church, 36 Harder Dr., Belleville. Open to anyone coping with cancer, their family members and/or caregivers. Info: Sandy at 613-922-5804 or Judy at613-962-9628 The Canadian Hearing Society offers Walk In Wednesdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4pm. Speak to a Hearing Care Counsellor. No appointment necessary. Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas St. E Belleville Belleville’s First Laughter Club meets every Monday. Daytime group, 11.30 at Eastminster United Church, Bridge St. E. Evening 7 PM at One To One Health & Fitness Centre, 269 Palmer Road. First timers please arrive early to register. $2 donation. Info: Cheryl (613) 962-2487 or Quinte Grannies for Africa monthly meeting Saturday April 13, St. Thomas’ Church, Belleville. Breakfast from 8.30-9 am. Meeting to follow. All are welcome. You do not have to be a grandmother to join us! Please bring a mug for coffee. Musical Gifts Series: Join us at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Friday, April 12, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pianist Rick B16

Penner presenting “Country Love Songs from the Grand Ole Opry”. Free program. Info: 613-968-6731 x2240 or gallery@ INTERLINK... the Intergenerational Choir public performance at Holy Rosary School, 10 Prince of Wales Drive, Belleville. Thursday, April 18, 7:00pm. Admission: $2 at the door. Gilead Hall euchre, Bronk Rd., every other Tuesday evening, 7:15 to 10:00. All welcome. Info: Fern at 613-969-9262. Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Belleville & District: April 18 at St. Thomas Anglican Church Hall, 201 Church St., Belleville. Social 6:30 pm; Meeting 7:00pm. Speakers: Susan Rollinson, Tina Pennacchio: “The Miracle of Flight: Attracting Migratory Birds to Your Backyard”

program, Thursdays, 11:00am. Open to children 2-5 years old. Free. To register: 905 357-3722 or drop by. Open: Mon. 3-8, Tues. & Thurs. 11-8, Fri. & Sat. 11-4.

CORDOVA MINES Cordova Mines Free Methodist Church will feature “Mount Zion Singers” in their morning service at 10:30 A.M. on April 14. Everyone is very welcome.


Frankford United Church Rummage Sale Friday April 12 from 9 to 4 and Saturday 9 - Noon Frankford Legion: Tuesday Men’s pool 7 p.m. Wednesday Snooker 7 p.m. Thursday nights Ladies Pool 7 p.m. Thursday nights Mens Darts 7 p.m. Friday nights Mixed Darts 7 :30 p.m. Sunday Worship Service and SunBRIGHTON day School at Frankford United Church Teen’s Dance Party,Trinity St An- 10:30 am. All are Welcome! drews United Church, Community Hall. Ages 11 -15. Friday, April 12, 6.30 pm. HASTINGS All are welcome YMCA Northumberland Ontario Time-Out Tea Time Ladies’ Fel- Early Years Centre, 6 Albert St E, Hastings. lowship, Monday, April 15, 10 am. New Open 5 days a week. Info: www.ymcanCommunity Hall, Trinity-St. Andrew’s or 705-696-1353 United Church, Brighton. Penguins in Brighton? See what Phyllis has discov- HAVELOCK ered. Bring your Sea Finds and share. Havelock Anglican Church Info: Jean Finkle 613-439-8869 (George/Oak) book exchange, Saturday Sunday, April 14, 2 pm. ACO East April 13, 9am till Noon. Admission is Northumberland presents, ‘When the Ice free. Bring a new or gently used book to Breaks’, 1812 drama performed in Proctor exchange for another. House, Brighton. Limited seating. Tickets Havelock Legion: Meat draws, $20. Phone 613 475 5154 every Sat. 3 pm. Everyone Welcome. 8 Blood Donor Clinic, Friday, April Ottawa St. 705-778-3728. 12, Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, Havelock Seniors Club weekly 204 Main St., Brighton. 1:30-6:30pm events: Cribbage Mondays 1 pm. Euchre Gerry and Faye Open Mike and Dance, Wednesdays 7 pm and Fridays 1 pm. Bid first and third Wednesday of the month, Euchre Thursdays 1 pm. Masonic Lodge, 157 Main St. Brighton. MADOC 7 p.m. 613-475-8847. Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, BRIGHTON DRUM CIRCLE Every April 13, 8 am - 12 noon. Adults $6; Chilsecond Thursday 7-9 p.m. Enjoy the en- dren 12 & under $4. Trinity United Church, ergy of exploring rhythm with others. Madoc. Proceeds to Heart of Hastings Experienced and novice drummers are Hospice welcome. For address and information, White Lake Bethesda United Church, email (Springbrook Rd and Hwy 62), Bethesda Boutique. Saturday, April 13, 9am-12 CAMPBELLFORD Taoist Tai Chi Beginner and continu- Noon. Donations of gently used clothing ing classes available throughout the week appreciated. All Clothing Items $2.00. at the Community Resource Centre, 65 Bake table. Bridge St. Campbellford. Join anytime. Royal Canadian Legion Br 363 Call 705 696 1782 for more details. Madoc has mixed darts every Thursday Nordic Walking Group, Thursdays night 7.30. Everyone invited at Campbellford High School, main doors. Stew Supper Wed. April 17, St. All ages and abilities. First 1km loop leaves John’s Anglican Church, 115 Durham at 5pm, second 1km loop at 5:15pm, third St. N. from 5-7 pm. Adults $10, Children 2.5 km loop at 5:30. Info: Chriss 705-696- under 12 $5 and preschoolers free. Family 2442 or Tammy 705-696-3723. rate available. Everyone welcome Community Diner’s, Apr. 18, Support The Troops Concert / Open Hoard’s Station United Church, Hoard’s Mic, Friday, 19 April, Art Centre Hastings, Church Rd. Hoards Station at 12p.m. Cost Madoc. Free Admission, Family Event. is $ 9. For more information call Sarah Doors open at 5 p.m. Music starts at 6:30. at 705-696-3891 Dinner and canteen service available. All Campbellford Ladies Baseball musicians and types of music welcome. League Sign-up, April 13 and 27, Legion Heart of Hospice 2nd Annual Pancake in Campbellford, 11:30-2:30, $50 per Breakfast, Saturday April 13. 8-noon, player. Spring Training: April 12, 8pm Trinity United Church at the Legion MUSIC: ‘Amazing Jam’, 2nd Sunday Sunday, April 14, 1:30 pm, Brother of each month, 3-5 pm, The Marmora Sun Sister Moon – St. Mary’s Bell Tower Inn, 29 Bursthall St., Marmora. Bring Fundraiser. Sunday Matinee at the Aron your instruments, voices and songs. Folk, Theatre. blues, country, punk and more. All acoustic Codrington Community Centre, instruments welcome. 613-395-3257 or 3rd Wednesday of month, Codrington Seniors’ Group meets at noon for a Pot Madoc Legion Sat. April 13, 3-7pm, Luck lunch. Bucky Cooney & Friends Codrington Drop In Centre St. John’s Anglican Choir presents Monday thru Thursdays from 9:30 till “Christ Crucified”, a concert of Easter 11:30 am. Anthems and readings, St. John’s Anglican Church 115 Durham St. N Madoc, 7 PM COLBORNE on Sunday, April 14. Freewill offering. Colborne Library Storytime Madoc Soccer Registration: CHSS

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front foyer, Aprli 17 and 24, 5-7:30 pm. $30.00 per child pre-school to grade 8. Beginning April 24 weather permitting, Sat ams. Coaches needed. Contact Charlotte Danford, or 613-473-4661 Caregiver of Family member with Memory Loss Group meets every 3rd Wed. of month at Madoc Arts Centre at 9:30am. Contact 613-395-5018 for more information. BADMINTON every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m. at Centre Hastings Secondary School. Contact Terry at 613-473-5662 for info.

MARMORA Marmora Legion. Bid Euchre every Monday, 1pm. Bingo on first Monday of the month, 7 pm. Jam Session third Sunday of the month. Bid Euchre Tournament - Apr. 14, 1:00 p.m. Lunch Available. Marmora Legion FREE Education Day for Caregivers of family/friend with Memory Loss, Sat., April 13, 9am-3pm. Caressant Care Retirement Home, Marmora. Learn about dementia, understand behaviors, communication strategies, support avenues and more. Call to register 613-962-0892 or Fridays, 1:30 p.m., Marmora Seniors’ Euchre Parties, William Shannon Room. The Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club Country Music Jam Session, April 14-13 1.00-4.30 pm at Marmora Community Centre, Victoria St. Admission $5.00 per person, Entertainers Free, Door prizes, sandwiches,coffee,tea & LCBO. For info call 613-472-2377. Stew Supper, St. Andrew’s United Church on Friday, April 19. One sitting only 5:00-6:00 pm. Advance tickets only: Church 472-2810, June 472-2939, Edna 472-2895 or Pat 472-3429. Adults $10, Children under 12 $5.00 & preschool free.

NORWOOD Norwood Legion: Thursday April 11, from 4:30 pm wing night. Friday April 12 from 5 pm weekly meat draws and 9 pm Karaoke. Satruday April 13, 3 pm, Terry Guiel in the club room. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Tuesdays at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Norwood. Weigh in begins at 5:30, meeting at 7 pm. Info: Elaine at 705-639-5710 Saturday April 13, Pat Lochhead Memorial Dart Tournament, Norwood Legion. Registration at 10 am and play starts at 11 am. $40 per team, 4 members per team. Food available. 50/50 draw

P.E. COUNTY The Prince Edward County 4 H dance club country square dance, Friday, April 12, 8-11 pm, Sophiasburg Town Hall in Demorestville. Live music with Mike Kelly and the Allisonville dance band. Admission $5 or $15 per family. Refreshments. Info Liz 613-476-8104 or Keith 613-393-5336 Consecon Legion Br Now open for breakfast 7 days a week. 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: Crib Tournament Saturaday April 13 Register 10 am. Cost $10.00 for 2 person team. Sunday April 14 Cabbage Roll Supper $12. 5-7 pm $12.00 plate. Legion Elections & General

Meeting Monday April 15, 7 pm Shout Sister Choir is looking for new members. Practices are Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge Street East, Belleville. Rednersville-Albury Church Pancake Breakfast. Saturday, April 13, 8 am - noon. 2681 Rednersville Road (County Road 3), between Rednersville and Carrying Place. Adults $8.00; Children $4.00. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Roast Beef Supper on Sunday, April 14, Ameliasburgh Town Hall. 4-6 p.m. Adults $12 children under 12 $5. 613-968-3320

STIRLING Stirling Legion- Chili night Friday April 19 from 5-7 p.m. Chili and rolls. $5.00 per person. Everyone welcome. Club 55 Eiuchre, Stirling Legion, Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome Saturday April 13, 8pm “The Canadian Improv Showcase”. All seats are $25. May contain mature content. For info or tickets: 613-395-2100 or 1-877-312-1162. Stirling Horticultural Society General meeting, April 15, 7 P.M. St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Mill Street. Stirling. Guest speakers, Eric Weese of Wees Tree Preservation. (All visitors and new members welcomed) Early Stage Memory Loss support group meets every 3rd Wed. of month at Stirling Rotary Train Station at 2pm. Contact 613-395-5018

TRENTON The Trent Valley Quilters’ Quild meeting every 3rd Tuesday (April 16), 1pm, King Street United Church in Trenton. April guest speaker is “Hare Brain Happenings” from Scarborough with a trunk show. Karoke every third Friday in the Lounge from 8-12 midnight, Legion Branch 110, Quinte St. Trenton. Trenton Knights of Columbus 11th Annual Spring Funfest, Saturday, April 20, 5pm. Supporting Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward -Hastings (PEH). Roast Beef Dinner, Live & Silent Auction. Tickets $35.00 from Knights of Columbus Hall, Trenton or Habitat for Humanity Restore, Belleville or Shoppers Drug Mart, Trenton. Info: 613-394-2654 Bring your photos for Trent Port Photo Mosaic Mural to the Quinte West Home and Leisure Show. A scanning station will be available all three days.

TWEED Tweed Legion: Mixed darts every Friday night, 7:30 p.m. Mixed pool Wednesday nights (except 3rd Wed. of the month), 7:00 sharp. Everyone welcome. Tweed Public Library is offering free computer/Internet instruction.Sign up today! Tweed Lions Club Charity Jamboree, April 12, 7-10 pm. Tweed Agricultural Building. Canteen. Admission $8. Bid Euchre Tournament 3rd Sunday of the month at Actinolite Recreation Hall 1 p.m. Lunch available.

WARKWORTH Warkworth Legion: Ladies Night featuring Paul Thain as Elvis. Social hour 7-8. Entertainment at 8pm. Proceeds to Campbellford Hospital for a digital mammogram machine. Tickets available at the Legion.

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“Grease” is the word, and fifties is the feel

Hospital Foundation (BGHF) annual gala is EMC Entertainment - Belleville - Get your taking a decidedly Fifties feel this year with hair slicked back and those leather jackets out their themed “Grease Gala.” “We’re pretty excited; our galas are a lot of the closet, because the Belleville General By Steve Jessel

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What inspires you to photograph the Bay of Quinte?

“We are shooting for the stars and looking to do more, so we’re hoping to net $300,000 at this year’s event.”

Is it?: sailing, sunsets, wildlife, fishing, sitting on the dock, watching the ducks, skating, ice boating, swimming, walking on the waterfront trail, the great scenery.

“[The British Invasion] was phenomenal, best event so far … people have a ton of fun at this gala and as a result we raised a lot of money,” Barrett said. “We are shooting for the stars and looking to do more, so we’re hoping to net $300,000 at this year’s event.” Barrett said a major focus for the BGHF this

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year will be to improve diagnostic imaging equipment at the hospital. As the equipment is used by almost every major department in the facility, she said any improvements really benefit all patients and staff at Belleville General Hospital. “As many people know, our healthcare is paid for by the government. What they might not know, is that doesn’t include any equipment in the hospital,” Barrett said. “They pay for the building, they pay for the staff, but all the equipment within the hospital is provided by donors and the community.” The event this year will include dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing and some unannounced surprises. The feature entertainment for the night will be Freddy Vette and the Flames, a 1950’s style rock ’n’ roll group that performs all the classics from Elvis to Buddy Holly. Tickets are $200 and are available by calling the BGHF at 613-969-7400, extension 2528, and are already 25 per cent sold out. The BGHF is also looking for companies or individuals to help sponsor the event or donate auction items. For more information, visit the BGHF web site at <> “This is our biggest special event year after year,” Barrett said. “We have some other great ones … but this is by far our biggest of the year.


Contest ends May 1, 2013

Now, for the twist, if your photo is chosen as one of the winning entries, it could be interpreted by an area artist(s) in a different medium oil, watercolour, glass, wood, acrylic, fibre, metal, etc. Finally, the original photographs and the artists’ interpretations will be displayed at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery from July 18 to Aug 29, 2013

of fun and people get right into the theme, so we think this is a theme people can really grab onto,” said BGHF Director of Development Jenn Barrett. Taking place this year on Saturday, September 28, at the Sears Atrium in Belleville, the annual BHG Foundation gala is an important fund-raising event that helps purchase additional hospital equipment each year. Last year’s gala, the “British Invasion” was a huge success, netting over $250,000, and this year Barrett said the BGHF is aiming even higher.

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EMC Lifestyles - Trenton - A surge in social media users over the age of 50 and the growing number of viral videos featuring seniors prompted Seasons Retirement Communities to film a lipdub to the song “Good Time” by Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City. Residents from seven retirement communities participated and snippets from each residence will be used in the 3:28 long video. The video will be posted on YouTube, with links from the Seasons web site <www.seasonsretirement. com> and Facebook page <> on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Each home will also host a premiere party to celebrate their residents’ contribution to the video. The lifestyle services managers worked with the residents to come up with their own choreography. While the same song was used, each community had full creative control of their contributions. “We hoped the residents would embrace the con-

cept, but we were overwhelmed by the response,” says Natalie Gash, marketing co-ordinator for Seasons Retirement Communities. “They were playfully competitive with their sister communities, determined to contribute the best footage. Through this video we are able to highlight some of our residents’ hidden talents. I had no idea there were such great dancers at our communities!” Research indicates that the 50-plus demographic is quickly becoming more comfortable online and enjoying the ability to connect with younger generations who are very active on social media sites. “By taking part, our residents bridged the generation gap: Many talked about how excited they are to have their kids and grandkids see them in the video,” says Gash. “I think they will be really happy with the end result.” Video premieres will take place on the following dates/times: Seasons Dufferin Centre, Trenton, Tuesday, April 16, at 3 p.m.

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