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EMC News - Belleville Residents had a taste of the fall season last Saturday. From Market Square’s festive pumpkin carving to Front Street’s music and festivities and the Empire Square city vehicle display chili cookoff and live music area families had an action packed four hours of festivities to enjoy. With the Sun shining down, Bill Saunders CEO of the Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce said the milling crowds exceeded the organizing group’s expectations for the event. “We are absolutely ecstatic; the weather is perfect. We could not have asked for better weather,” said Saunders. He noted one area the chamber hopes to improve on is encompassing more of the local community for Culture Days. “If we are going to do anything better for next year we will include the art community and expand the Art walk and build the fall festival in and just continue to create a city wide joint effort to really promote this city,” commented Saunders. Saunders was in the

Carter Stephens, ten, of Belleville, focuses on carving a pumpkin at the Market Square in Belleville during the Flavours of Fall Festival last Saturday. Photo: Michael J Brethour

middle of delivering an additional load of pumpkins to Market Square; it was such a large amount of traffic, they ran out of pumpkins. “You kind of hope for this level of activity but you don’t expect it,” said Saunders.

Restaurateurs along Front Street cooked up tasty fall treats for $2 a serving. Down at Empire Square, youngsters under the watchful eyes of city police, got to look through the scopes of high powered weapons before lining up

Popular former mayor George Zegouras dies By Jack Evans

EMC News - Belleville The funeral service for a man widely praised as “the friendly mayor of the friendly city” was scheduled for Thursday, October 4. George Zegouras, who rose from an immigrant youth from Greece to become one of Belleville’s longest-serving and most popular mayors died Sunday evening in Kingston, surrounded by family members, at the age of 74. He was the victim of a deadly brain cancer which had been diagnosed only a few weeks previously.

The service was scheduled for Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 70 Harder Drive at 11 a.m., following visitation afternoons and evenings Tuesday and Wednesday at the Bush Funeral Home. Zegouras came to Belleville in 1954 and became a prominent city businessman. He was also a long and proud member of the Rotary Club of Belleville. He was appointed to City Council in 1973 to complete the term of an alderman who died and served as alderman (the official term at that time) until 1981, when

to climb into the saddle of a traffic enforcement motorcycle. Nearby, area firefighters showed off their big red fire engines letting youngsters get a handle on the excitement of being a firefighter. Roslin Hunter, of Corbyville, was down at the festival with her two children and said it was perfect for children.

he was successful in his first bid for mayor. He then held the office for ten consecutive years, one of the longest-serving mayors in the city’s history. He returned to the mayoralty office for a final three years in 2000. His son, Adam, a local crown prosecutor, described his father as “one of the friendliest people I’ve known,” recalling how a five-minute walk down Front Street could turn into a lengthy session of greetings and

“There is lots to do for the kids and it’s good for kids of all ages,” she said. She said it was the first time she had attended the festival, noting it seemed like an ideal event, agreeing that as a family oriented event it was right on the mark. As far as suggestions for organizers she simply said, “It’s pretty perfect the way it is.”

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Gleaners gearing up for city wide food collection By Michael J Brethour

EMC News - Belleville Bring out your food! That’s what Gleaners Food Bank is hoping city residents will be doing to help out the food bank next week in the organization’s annual city wide food drive. Suzanne Quinlan, executive director of Gleaners, said the annual food drive is essential to the organization being able to supply their clients with food. The mass food drive, now in its 20th year, features a small army of volunteers riding city buses all over the city going door-to-door collecting donations from residential homes. For those in the high rise buildings, Quinlan said a good

portion of them will have collection barrels. “The food drive is our one time a year event that is essentially our lifeline,” said Quinlan. Last year the food bank spent $76,000 purchasing staples for the food bank: items like pasta, pasta sauce, fruit, and formula for babies, soup, apple juice, peanut butter, tuna, beans and Kraft dinner. “Those are the items we need on a consistent basis so hopefully those are the types of items people can donate for the food drive, also we will accept fresh fruits and vegetables the day of the drive,” noted Quinlan. Volunteers and community stewards for the food drive

are essential to the success of the event noted Quinlan. “A neighbourhood steward is a family that opens their garage door so the neighbourhood bring their donations to the home. [That way] collectors only have one house in the neighbourhood they collect from making the canvassing process easier,” said Quinlan. Volunteers for the food drive will gather at Market Square for 12 noon on Sunday, October 14. Those interested in helping out as a steward or as a canvasser can contact the food bank at 613-962-9043. “It’s a great day for families to get together and make a difference in their community,” she said.

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Suzanne Quinlan, executive director of Gleaners Food Bank, stands by a city bus that will be used in next week’s city wide food drive. Photo: Michael J Brethour

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Belleville Mayor Neil Ellis samples a Pai Thai dish held by Thai House Cuisine owner Chanya Laohmatvanich during the grand opening last Wednesday. Photo: Michael J Brethour By Michael J Brethour

EMC Business - Belleville Chanya Laohmatvanich found out that the friendly city has a taste for her particular brand of Thai food in the first four hours of business. When the final business permit came through at 5 p.m. early in April Laohmatvanich decided to open the doors that evening generating over $500 in the first four hours for the Thai House Cuisine on Belleville’s Front Street. Since then it has been a whirlwind of business and adapting to the downtown restaurant, but Laohmatvanich elected to have an official

grand opening last Wednesday to celebrate the opening and the mounting success of the business. Laohmatvanich, a native of Thailand who immigrated to Canada in the mid-1990s and subsequently went to college for Hotel and Restaurant Management, said the Belleville restaurant marks the sixth restaurant she operates. She noted the atmosphere of Belleville was attractive to her decision in creating another restaurant here. “It’s a great small town feel; the people here are very friendly. I am very happy with the decision to open my

restaurant here,” she said The fully “liquor licensed” dining facility at 230 Front Street has a seating capacity of 90 people. Laohmatvanich said the menu is an authentic sampling of Thai Cuisine. The restaurant has a full capacity for take out, though no delivery service has been put in place at this point. “That is something we may consider in the future, but no firm plans of as yet,”

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or of the people” and said she used him as an example for her own term as mayor. He was also credited for being a strong supporter of the launch of Belleville’s popular Waterfront and Folklorama Festival in 1985, which continues annually. Always smiling and friendly, Zegouras went into a state of deep grief when his wife of 35 years, Diane, died some years ago, another victim of cancer. Those who were close to him suggested it was a blow from which he never fully recovered. Zegouras is survived by four children, Adam, Mariann (Steve) Geist, Helen (Houria) Balog, and Roula (Tom) Brigis.

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conversations. Former aldermen who served with him, and former mayors were among those praising his efforts on behalf of his adopted city. One long-serving council member, Joe Cox, echoed Adam’s comments: “He loved this city and he loved people,” he said. Prominent local historian and another former member of council, Gerry Boyce, praised Zegouras for his strong support of the city’s heritage and preserving the contributions of prominent citizens by naming parks after them. Another former mayor and long-serving alderman, Mary-Anne Sills, described Zegouras as “really a may-

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Quinte Health Care faces looming deficit By Jack Evans

EMC News - Belleville A deficit looms over Quinte Health Care for the current year, board members were told at their September meeting Tuesday. Indications for the first quarter presented at the board are about $350,000 so far. Finance chair John Embregts said he remains hopeful some economies can be found over the rest of the year to reduce that. Chief Financial Officer Brad Harrison added that the corporation is wrestling with a shortfall of $1 million in originally

expected provincial funding after a cutback. To some extent, he admitted, a deficit is “planned,” but it is also “higher than expected.” He also singled out added costs for electricity, blamed on air conditioning use over a long, hot summer, and water use, blamed on continuing construction at the Belleville site. Embregts also reported on continuing construction on Phase 2 of the Belleville hospital which should be completed in “36 months” and is on tar-

get and within budget. The new oncology department is already operational, he reviewed, and

The corporation is wrestling with a shortfall of $1 million. the new emergency department should be ready by next spring. CAO Mary Clare Egberts commented that the new emergency section

will greatly increase the hospital’s ability to deal with more patients sooner. Cutting emergency waiting times has been a key goal for the hospital in recent months as part of a “strategic plan.” Other reports to the board expanded on details about implementation and monitoring of that plan, showing substantial progress in some key areas, but failure to meet targets in a few. One significant area, cited earlier in this story, is balancing the budget. Also failing by more than ten per cent of

planned expectations were CT Scan priority wait times at both Belleville and Trenton hospitals. Rewarding for Egberts and board members was the reduction in patient falls, which are on target. One problem the hospital complex had been wrestling with for some months was supplies of certain drugs caused by a

Battle in the Saddle a success By Michael J Brethour

EMC News - Belleville Last Saturday’s Battle In The Saddle event surpassed expectations. The event used as a promotion for the Pedal For Hope campaign consisted of police, firefighters and CFB Trenton personnel riding stationary bikes at the Quinte Mall’s Kindness Court for eight hours. Sue Rollins, fund-raising co-ordinator for the Brighton and Prince Edward Hastings Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society, said funds raised from the Battle in The Saddle and the Pedal For Hope Campaign are marked for pediatric cancer research. Rollins said that for the inaugural event, the partnering organizations of the Belleville police and the CCS had hoped to raise $5,000. Rollins commented she

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temporary loss of production by the massive Sandos plant at Montreal, a key supplier. That plant is now coming back on line, reported Dr. Dick Zoutman, chief of medical staff. He also commended the staff for alleviating the problem for patients by careful rationing and substitutions during the shortages.

fully expected to exceed that goal, but later reported triple that amount was raised. “Incredible support with only five teams participating,” wrote Rollins. Rollins noted the sobering facts that locally there are 18 children suffering from various forms of cancer. “It’s for those kids that we are doing what we are doing here today,” she said. She said that on average 1,300 Canadian kids will be diagnosed with cancer each year. “Those are staggering statistics that translate into devastated families,” commented Rollins. She noted the support of Goodlife Fitness supplying the stationary bikes was essential to running the event. A total of $15,000 was raised.

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Cast your vote for the Evergreen Award by Robert J. Wiersema, Mennonites Don’t Dance by Darcie Friesen Hossack, Requiem by Frances Itani, The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla, Natural Order by Brian Francis, The Accident by Linwood Barclay and Shelter by Frances Greenslade. Two non-fiction titles are also vying for your vote, Under an Afghan Sky by Mellissa Fung and They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children by Romeo Dallaire. Voting will take place during Ontario Public Library Week, October 14 - 20. You can vote for your favourite book either online through <www.bellevillelibrary.com> or in person by completing a paper ballot at the library. Your name will be entered to win a gift basket including an Evergreen Award official mug.  We will submit your votes at

the end of Ontario Library Week and the winner will be announced at the Ontario Library Association’s annual conference next February. Don’t miss the chance to cast a vote for your favourite. We’d also like to challenge any budding artists ages five to 12 to participate in our “Design a Bookmark” contest as a part of our Canadian Library Month Celebrations this October. Come in anytime between October 1 and 31, to pick up an entry form or download it from our library web site <www. bellevillelibrary.com>. Submit finished bookmark entries to the Readers’ Services desk on the first floor of the library by October 31. Three winning bookmarks will be produced as one of the library’s official bookmarks for the winter holiday season. Best of all, there

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EMC Lifestyles - Here at the Belleville Public Library we think fall is the perfect time of year to catch up on your reading. If you want to find a memorable read in 2012, please check out one of the ten Canadian books nominated for the Evergreen Award.  The Evergreen Award is part of the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading which gives adults of all ages the opportunity to vote for their favourite Canadian fiction or non-fiction titles. Each year, ten titles are chosen by librarians from across the province and the one with the most votes will win the Evergreen Award. This year’s fiction titles include something for every literary taste. Peruse the great list of nominees: Various Positions by Martha Schabas, Bedtime Story

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Oral health clinics launched Brown, program manager. “For children, especially, healthy teeth and gums contribute to good speech, healthy eating habits and good social skills. “We encourage those children who do not have access to a dental professional, or for whom dental visits create a financial hardship, to call the Health Unit,” says Brown.

For more information about the oral health clinics call the Oral Health Program at 613-966-5500 ext. 282. Callers in North Hastings can call toll-free to 1-800267-2803 ext. 282. TTY callers can call 613-966-3036 during regular office hours. Visit <www.yourhealthunit. ca> and click on the oral health section.

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EMC Lifestyles - Hastings/Prince Edward Oral health is important for overall health; healthy smiles are possible. The Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit’s oral health program has launched new community clinics to improve access to care for low-income children and families. “Providing oral health clinics for children ages 0-17 years shows the Board of Health’s commitment to meeting local community needs,” says Beth Campbell, Board of Health Chair. “Addressing the oral health needs of low-income children will always be a priority for us.” These clinics, offered at Health Unit offices in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, provide screening, education and preventive oral health services such as fluoride, sealants and cleaning to eligible children age 17 and under, at no cost. Clinics will run every Tuesday in Belleville, the first Thursday of the month in Bancroft, the second Wednesday of the month in Quinte West, the third Monday of the month in Picton, and the fourth Monday of the month in Madoc. “Oral health is important for everyone,” says Shelly

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Letters to the editor

Milligan deserves credit, not criticism Dalton McGuinty, on what the Conservative member rightfully described as “selfserving drivel.” McGuinty’s government initially bribed the teachers’ union when he needed their support. Now that the Liberals are drowning in red ink, McGuinty wants the union money returned to help improve his own image. Milligan has pointed out that the Conservatives supported a bill, including the same two-year wage freeze on teachers during the election last fall. The timing wasn’t right for McGuinty, who preferred making it look like the Liberals had

Charge trespassers and lose the problem

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to F. Bloggs’ letter from the September 27 edition. I think you have mixed up your hunting laws with the property laws. You can pick up an updated copy of the hunting laws at any Service Ontario office or anywhere hunting and fishing licences are sold. On page 24, it clearly states that a hunting licence does not give a hunter the right to enter private property so we Neanderthal, redneck hunters are up-to-date on the huntin’ laws. And how do you know the person who almost caused an accident because of the “rack” wasn’t a nature lover like you profess to be. I am getting really tired of people who don’t hunt complaining about hunters especially when there’s name calling. Hunters are nature lovers just like yourself and enjoy eating what they kill. If you have a problem with this then that’s your problem NOT anyone else’s. You clearly have a problem with trespassers. If you call the police and charge them then the problem will likely go away. Jenny LaBrash, Norwood

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wasn’t speaking out of both sides of his mouth like most politicians. Rinaldi calls Milligan “two-faced” but if anyone qualifies for that narrative

it’s McGuinty himself. And why should we be listening to anything Rinaldi has to say. Wasn’t he decisively beaten in the last election? Rolly Ethier, Campbellford

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Dear Editor, I read F. Bloggs’ letter and shook my head in disbelief; is he or she for real? Don’t paint all hunters with the same brush, as all drivers don’t speed. My grandfathers, dad, brothers, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends, some of who are policemen, doctors, lawyers, trades people and a lot of just good friends all hunt, and safely I might add. My own dad and mother, both in their 80s, drive

through Algonquin Park every fall looking at the colours, and looking for that rack. I take offence at all of them and I being called Neanderthals and low-lifes. I’m sure if the F. Bloggs family tree has any limbs on it, there would likely be a hunter there. I’m also glad to hear that in Tweed, Bloggs is the only “civilized person.” I bet your neighbours love you. Hunting is a huge heritage outdoor sport, which

brings thousands of dollars to local business and communities. It is one of the safest sports there is. If you have a problem with trespassing, post your property properly and call the police if problems persist. If you have a problem with people looking at wildlife along our roads, don’t follow so close … relax … go around! If you don’t like wearing orange while walking on the road, don’t wear it; mind

you, out on a side road it is easier for drivers to spot. If you have no deer around, well I’m surprised at that; I thought deer liked nuts. As a hunter I have taken both hunter safety and firearms safety courses. I am fully trained not to trespass, not to shoot on or across the road, and not to shoot at or toward people, no matter what colour they’re wearing … even the stupid ones. Regards, Don Nimigon, Marmora

Dear Editor, Re: Breastfeeding What a difference 50 years makes. When my first child was born, it was common practice for babies to be bottle-fed, nurses looked after the 2 a.m. feedings and mothers were kept in hospital for approximately a week to teach them how to bottle feed and change their baby. Unlike most new mothers I chose to breastfeed. I was fortunate that at that time there was a nurse in the maternity wing who wholeheartedly supported breastfeeding. There wasn’t the help for new mothers then that there is now. Family members were not allowed in to watch the birth not even dad. He sat in the waiting room waiting for the news and to learn whether he

had a son or a daughter. Since nursing a baby was not common place, I recall one morning that I awoke for the 6 a.m. feeding and realized my baby had not been brought to me for the 2 a.m. feeding. I was certain something had happened to him during the night. For whatever reason the nurse on duty during the night had fed my baby. There was no such thing as family rooms or public places for mothers to nurse their baby. There has been such a reversal in attitude that now new mothers are expected to nurse their babies. How fortunate for today’s mom that attitudes have changed. For mothers who are able to breastfeed, it’s definitely the way to go. It is cheaper, no

sterilizing required plus it is always there and at the right temperature.

Yours truly, Mary Culloden, Belleville

Dear Editor, I have sent an email to our M. P. Rick Norlock asking him to initiate a public inquiry into the actions of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. When this agency can send 20 people to harass Montana Jones and slaughter four healthy innocent lambs in Trent Hills, while at the same time it takes them eight days to respond to a reported outbreak of e-coli in Alberta, then we

can conclude that the entire management group is totally inept and they all should be relieved of their positions and replaced by ethical, competent people. Our Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Gerry Ritz, should do the honorable thing and hand in his resignation. If you agree (or disagree), please express your opinion to your local Member of Parliament. Jim Kovacs, Brighton

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Dear Editor, A former coach of the CDHS Flames, at a time when it was rated at one of the best high school hockey teams in the province, MPP Rob Milligan doesn’t mind taking the heat if he believes in the cause. So when he was recently booted out of the legislature at Queen’s Park, it was more of a testimony to his integrity, rather than something offensive. If the headline attempted to indicate he did something wrong, think again. Milligan showed far more honesty than even his leader, Tim Hudak, by challenging the teflon Premier,

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Small farms attacked Dear Editor, Last week’s photo of a government raid on an innocent Hastings farmer must have stirred even the dimmest viewer. Yes, it’s just another attack on small farms, like the closing of local abattoirs or the Monsanto-izing of our seed crops or the imposing of soon-to-beobsolete solar panels on Agrade farmland. Your photo makes this particular injustice inescapably clear. To see these rare, beautiful and perfectly healthy sheep torn from the arms of a grieving farm woman raises every hackle of anger and contempt I can direct at the Canadian Food Inspec-

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ble Tap” is what mobsters do when they put somebody down. One bullet in the heart, one in the head. That way they stay down. It’s practically standard operating procedure among hitmen. Then there’s a different, nastier kind of Gwynne Dyer “double tap.” Suppose you live in some hill village in western Pakistan, and one of the families nearby has a boy fighting with the Taliban who has come home for a visit, bringing several friends with him. It’s worrisome, because you are always hearing American drones overhead—and sure enough, one day there is a terrifying explosion and his house is destroyed. What do you do now? There was a whole extended family living in that house: children, old folks, a cousin or two. Some of them are probably still alive under the rubble, perhaps badly injured. Do you rush over and help to dig them out? Better not. The Predator or Reaper drone (lovely names) will wait until all the neighbours have gathered round, and then launch a second Hellfire missile onto the site. Double tap. “These strikes are becoming much more common,” Mirza Shahbad Akbar, a Pakistani lawyer who represents the victims of drone strikes, told “The Independent” newspaper recently. “In the past it used to be a one-off, now and then. Now almost every other attack is a double tap. There is no justification for it.” Stanford University’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic and New York University School of Law’s Global Justice Clinic have just released a report, based on nine months of research and 130 interviews, which concludes that barely two per cent of the victims of U.S. drone strikes were known militants. That’s not to say that everybody else killed or injured was an innocent civilian, but these are definitely not “surgical” strikes. The best estimate of the number of people killed in U.S. drone strikes over the past eight years comes from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism: between 2,532 and 3,251 dead in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Of those, between 475 and 879 deaths were civilian noncombatants who just happened to be nearby when the Hellfire hit—often because they were trying to rescue survivors from an earlier strike. The Stanford/New York University study, entitled “Living Under Drones,” describes the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s database as “far more reliable than other aggregating sources,” based on a far wider range of sources than other comparable studies. And of course there are no official numbers. The U.S. government doesn’t even try to count the casualties.

Washington doesn’t formally admit the Central Intelligence Agency is running a remote-control assassination program at all, because it is legally a very doubtful area. At the same time, it strives to reassure the American public that there is almost no “collateral damage”: that practically all the victims are “bad guys”—including the 175 children who, according to the Bureau’s numbers, have been killed in the strikes. Let’s be honest here: children always get killed in air strikes. When you explode ten kilograms (20 pounds) of high explosives on a single target (the standard Hellfire load), there can be nothing surgical about it. The really questionable aspects of the CIA’s drone program lie elsewhere. First, is it legal to make air attacks in a country that you are not at war with? Second, can you distinguish sufficiently between “militants” and civilians living in the same area? And, above all, why are you making doubletap attacks? The legal question is particularly problematic in Pakistan, where the government has not authorised the United States to carry out attacks. Islamabad tacitly accepts them, but sometimes public opinion forces it to respond vigorously, as when an American missile killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year. That blunder also highlights the difficulty of distinguishing between “militants” and civilians through the lens of a remote-controlled camera. It’s the double-tap attacks that are truly shameful. Do the controllers really think that the people rushing to rescue the survivors of a first strike are all “militants” too? Or are they just trying to deter people from helping those who were wounded in the first strike? That is certainly the effect of the policy: villagers now often leave the injured survivors of an attack in agony for hours before going to help them, for fear of becoming victims too. There’s no point in telling the military and their masters that this tactic is counterproductive, generating more new “militants” than it kills. The bureaucratic machine doesn’t respond to such subtle arguments. There’s probably no point in talking about the moral problem of killing innocent people either. But the fact that some fifty countries now have drones should inspire a little reflection about this unwritten change in the rules of engagement. The latest proud possessor of these weapons is Iran, which has just unveiled a new drone with a range of 2,000 kilometres (1,300 miles), capable of flying over most of the Middle East. If it is really copied from the U.S. drone that Iran captured last year, then it has major airto-ground capabilities. So what if it starts using those capabilities over, say, Syria, against the rebels that the Syrian government calls “terrorists”? The U.S. could not really complain (though no doubt it would). What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

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Dear Editor, I had intended to write sooner, but like many others I have picked up what acts like a nasty cold. Ms. Barker, in my opinion, wrote an excellent letter (in the September 20 issue), and I hope she does not mind me expanding on her thoughts and information. I would point out that in the early 1960s there were no pensions for most of the public service, thus they were given the right to accumulate sick time, up to six months’ worth and to receive a payout at retirement as a gratuity of kind. At the same period there was a hangover concept left over from the Great Depression that public service jobs had great security so the workers should receive a lower wage than say, the skilled trades. The incoming baby boomers did not accept that heifer dust. However, at the time public service workers did not pay EI because it was naively thought they would never be laid off but no one was counting on “Mad Maniac Mike.” It was also in this era that the CPP was developed with three major flaws, not everyone had to enroll like in the case of EI and the fund did not accumulate. It was thought those working would pay the pensions of those retired but failed to recognize that eventually there would be more retired persons than those still working.

It was sadly underfunded as it continues to be to this day. It was in the late 1960s that the Robarts regime tried to bring in regional government across the province. Luckily it was rejected in this area but part of the deal was that the then Minister of Education, “Wicked Willie” Davis conned us into accepting county-wide school boards by handing out grants to cover the cost of implementation and then when he became premier clawed those grants back so the full cost of education fell on local taxes. It was during this period that the teachers got better organized, as did other public servants, and got increased salaries and benefits. Oh, and RRSPs were pushed mainly for the self-employed such as doctors and lawyers. If you were in a pension plan, you could purchase a limited amount of RRSPs. In closing, I believe we are going to have a major economic problem in about five years time, when a goodly number of ladies, who have only worked part-time without benefits, try to retire and have to depend on only CPP and OAS. They will find it does not come anywhere near meeting the cost of living. John A. D. McLean, Belleville

Poor taste for sure By Terry Bush

EMC Editorial - I’ve talked about Justin Bieber before. We don’t get along because I think he’s always trying to one up me with his new cars and overwhelming success. But I have to give credit where credit is due, the guy obviously has some talent. If you haven’t heard, Bieber was sick on the weekend, during the kickoff event of his new tour in support of his new album called … now come on people, why would anyone think I’d know what a Bieber album was called. I’m a rocker who loves his bluegrass music and his blues, three musical genres as foreign to Justin Bieber as taking a razor to his baby bottom face. Anyway, the tables were turned on young Biebs and while singing he was the one who vomited not once but twice during the performance. For that I just have to give the man/boy some credit. If a guy can cough his cookies not once but twice in the span of half an hour and go on to finish his set, well some of us might even be impressed enough to admit that the Bieber is all right and we might admit out loud that he’s a Canadian. He played through the pain. He barfed, came back and danced up a storm, upchucked again and bounced back to thrill his young teenybopper audience once again. The kid’s got staying power. But that’s not the talent I’m referring to. Supposedly according to the news report I read, Justin Bieber’s special talent is that he can sing and vomit at the same time. I’m thoroughly amazed by this. In fact, I’ve just spent the last half hour trying to replicate this major achievement and I can’t come close. I’ve tried coughing and singing at the same time. No go. I made an attempt to croon and sneeze to no avail. I even contemplated going back into my prepubescent bag of tricks by swallowing a raw egg to see if it still makes me throw up like it used to when the urge for truancy used to overtake me in the hour before I was expected to go to Sunday School. But then I remembered that during my weight lifting period I used to eat raw eggs because that’s what Aaaaanode did before he became an action star, so they probably would have no effect. My only other recourse would have been to put a finger down my throat but a finger would certainly have gotten in the way of hitting the high notes so I reconsidered. Without a re-creation of sorts of Bieber’s defining moments on the weekend stage, I had to resign myself once again that Justin Bieber is a better man than I am. He spewed but didn’t miss a beat. Fact is, nobody even noticed that things other than musical notes were flowing past his lips until he bent over. Still the singing continued for a few seconds after the flow started according to the reports. Too bad Ed is dead, Sullivan that is. Can you just imagine how amazed the audience would have been to witness this unbelievable feat? Señor Wences the ventriloquist would have paled by comparison and he could spin plates, juggle and do voices at the same time as those of you old enough to remember can attest. Justin Bieber is simply, the man. Rock musicians could learn a few things from Mr. Bieber. Can you just imagine the years of great music we would have had if Justin Bieber were alive in the seventies. He could have sat down with Jimi Hendrix, John Bonham and Bon Scott and maybe given them a few pointers on breathing while nauseous. Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch since they all reportedly died by asphyxiation after vomiting while sleeping but still, it does my heart proud to think Justin could have helped, kind soul that he is. So what I’ve learned from the weekend is this. Even if Justin Bieber eventually goes the route of the aforementioned rock and rollers and descends into a world of booze and drugs, he probably has it covered. We can look forward to many years to come of Biebs singing no matter what becomes lodged in his throat or is expelled from it. Maybe he’s even more talented than I think he is. There is the possibility that Justin Bieber can, if his mouth is otherwise occupied, sing through his nose. Now that’s a talent I could truly appreciate. If I could master it I’d be a baritone like Bowser from Sha Na Na given the size of my proboscis. But back to Justin Bieber. The kid is only 18 years old with a long performing career ahead of him but should he ever decide he’s had enough of tween girls, he could be an amazing harmonica player, Mongolian throat singer or didgeridoo player because the truly great players of all these instruments including the human throat, can breathe in and out at the same time. Justin Bieber can do that with his mouth full. You’ve got to leave it to Bieber. Belleville EMC - Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Victoria Schoolhouse raising funds through Gala By Kate Everson

EMC News- Ameliasburgh - A new fund raiser for the Victoria Schoolhouse in Ameliasburgh will be held November 3 at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort. “Next year it will be in Wellington,” said project manager Gabrielle Cole. “It will be bigger.”

Cole works at the schoolhouse which is run by the Quinte Educational Museum and Archives just outside the Ameliasburgh pioneer museum. “This is our last weekend for the season,” she said on September 29 during the Ameliasburgh Fair. “I work here and at the ROM [Royal

Ontario Museum] and the AGO [Art Gallery of Ontario], but my home is in Picton.” Cole was just hired this year to be pioneer school mistress at the restored schoolhouse and hopes to organize more events. “I hope to breathe new life into it,” she said. “My

goal is to do more projects.” One of the projects this summer was embroidery kits for children to try out. “The kids love it,” she said. “They want to be challenged, not just sit in front of a TV or computer. It promotes dexterity along with confidence.” The schoolhouse is setting

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“We are struggling to keep the archives,” she said. “We need to make it more accessible.” The Victoria Schoolhouse was built in 1904 but the Quinte Educational Museum and Archives has artifacts spanning everything from the 1800s to 1966. Inside the building is everything from lunch pails to chalk boards and the fearsome leather strap. “A lot of older people come in and have strong memories of their school days,” she says with a smile. For more information see <www.qema1978.com> or visit them on Facebook. Established in 1977 the non-profit organization’s goal is to preserve educational history for future generations.

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EMC News - Belleville Fancy cars at A&W helped to reduce the local stray pet population on Sunday. The inaugural Cruise for Fixed Fur Life at the A&W on Bell Boulevard generated several hundred dollars and awareness for the local charity. Kimberly Macdonald, vice president of Fixed Fur Life, said thanks to the Happy Days Car Show and A&W the first ever cruise for the charity took place. The first scheduled date for the event had to be cancelled because of rain and even last Sunday boiling clouds could be seen overhead, but the rain held off until the cruise day concluded at 3 p.m. “This is the day; the rain is holding off. We have been crossing our fingers all day,” said Macdonald. She noted the list of stray animals in need of spaying or neutering remains constant,

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as does the need for more foster homes for the growing network that supports the charity. “This event will generate a couple of hundred bucks, but also some awareness there is a need out there and we are making a difference in the stray population,” said Macdonald. Brian Rhodes, owner of the Bell Boulevard A&W, said next year the Fixed Fur Life charity will be at the top of the list for cruises. “This is the first interaction I have had with them. This is the last cruise of the

season. Next year we will cycle them into the first cruise,” said Rhodes. Over 13,100 cats and dogs have been spayed, neutered and vaccinated. The majority of these had one or two litters per year for the last three years and are now no longer producing. Over 4,000 pet owners who were about to surrender their pets to local shelters because of behavioural issues relating to their pets not being spayed or neutered changed their minds and kept their pets as issues resolved once the pet was fixed.

Council still saying “no” to solar farms By Richard Turtle

EMC News - Stirling Council remains unanimously opposed to a trio of proposed solar installations west of Spring Brook. Following a second delegation by SkyPower Global’s Charmaine Thompson at Monday night’s meeting of Stirling-Rawdon Council, members discussed the latest revelations in the company’s plan, which could include possible annual payments of as much as $200,000 to the municipality if all three projects reach full production, but still refused to support the idea. The proposed projects which, Thompson says, are subject to new Feed In Tariff (FIT) regulations remain very much in the preliminary stages but could result in construction of three ten megawatt installations south

of Spring Brook Road with two located on opposite sides of Gospel Road. Each would cost about $40 million, cover about 90 acres and be made up of thousands of tilted panels reaching two or three metres off the ground. Each would be surrounded by two-metre chain link fencing topped with a metre of barbed wire. Council had concerns about emergency services training as well as disposal and environmental and liability issues if an installation is for any reason abandoned, particularly at the end of a 25-year contract. But most troubling to many of them was the fact that the proposed sites, particularly on Gospel Road, are located on productive farmland. Mayor Rodney Cooney, and Councillors Grant Hagerman and Jeremy Solmes were leery of the idea

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of planting solar panels there when the crops do so well. But while council agreed not to support the proposal, Hagerman noted provincial regulations could override any municipal objections. Council is, however, moving ahead with its Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP), a study that defines community assets and drawbacks, challenges and natural attractions as well as the needs and wants of residents and business operators. While Deputy-mayor Wilfred Shier voted against the motion on the basis that it was premature because the ICSP was never formally approved by the Economic Development Committee that commissioned it, council opted to move forward with the plan which has already included public meetings, consultations, fact gathering and feedback. The ICSP will be presented at a public information session on October 10 in the EOC Room at the emergency services building at 7 p.m. In response to a request from Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips regarding the redrawing of federal electoral boundaries, councillors agreed to support a proposal that would see Hastings County remain in a single riding along with the city of Belleville. The second option presented by Phillips was Hastings County, Belleville, Greater Napanee and Loyalist Township in Lennox and Addington. Proposed changes would see Hastings County divided into three ridings. Noting “a lot of people stepped up to the plate,” during the weekend Hockeyville celebrations to participate or contribute to the day’s events, Mayor Rodney Cooney says the end result was a big success thanks in part to the co-operation and extra effort shown by different groups and individuals involved.

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Local Food survey talks to farmers about business By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West Local farmers have given their input to a survey involving nine communities, 41 weeks and 170 volunteers, resulting in a compilation of 363 completed surveys. “It was a really positive experience,” said Trissia McAllister, Agriculture and Creative Economy Co-ordinator, Northumberland County. “We had one-on-one conversations about the agri-food business.” McAllister presented the survey results to the Agricultural Advisory Committee at city hall on September 27. She said the 187 questions in the survey took about two hours per interview. “It was really fun,” she said. “It was very grass roots.” The objective was to engage businesses that participate in the local food sector throughout Northumberland County, Quinte West, Belleville, Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward County, Frontenac County, Kawartha

Lakes, Peterborough and Hastings County. The total number of jobs involved in the agri-food business was 1,771 throughout the region. The city of Quinte West had 49 businesses on its list including four retail, two processors, four food and beverage, and 39 producers. The total number of surveys completed was 22. Not all the results were positive. To the question: “What is your general impression of this community as a place to do business?” (in Quinte West), seven rated it excellent, 11 said it was good, seven said fair and three called it poor. “Who said what?” demanded Mayor John Williams. “If we don’t know who said what we can’t change anything.” McAllister said the names were confidential. Linda Lisle, manager of economic development, said they could include further engagement with the businesses. McAllister agreed, “There is an opportunity to follow up

with them.” To the question: “Does the business have a succession plan?” eight said yes, but 18 said no. Ron Hamilton commented and said this is very important. “Who carries on?” he asked. Linda Lisle said there are very positive signs with all the businesses indicating no closings or barriers to future successions. McAllister noted there is a small food processing facility being set up in Cramahe Township that could be used by regional food producers for flash freezing or chilling of local fruit or vegetables. “This expands seasonality,”she said. Mayor Williams commented, “We need to make sure everybody knows about these opportunities.” There was a discussion about what was the best circulation newspaper that everyone in Quinte West could benefit from. Jim Alyea said where he lives in Murray ward he gets the EMC and the Brighton Independent but not the Trentonian or Community

Press. Gail Grills said she gets only the Intelligencer. One of the recommendations based on the survey was to work with the local Health Unit and develop a Farm Fresh Safety Book. McAllister said, “There has been a bit of hostility between the Health Unit and farm processors. We need to extend an olive branch.” She said if food inspectors come on the property, the processor can say he has followed all the rules in the guide book. “It is one of the most requested items for information,” she said. “The Health Unit wants to use it too. It is really working to facilitate relationships.” Ron Hamilton said he knows a couple of producers who were shut down for a couple of weeks by the Health Unit. “We need to strengthen relationships with the Health Unit,” he said. McAllister said the handbook they are developing is much easier to follow than the 30-page book the OMAFRA

(Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food) puts out. Williams commented this survey had a pile of information. “What is the cost?” McAllister said the total cost of the project was $90,000, half of it funded by

Northumberland County, none by Quinte West. Williams said that is a lot of money and he wanted to see an action plan coming out of it. Linda Lisle said they are working with Northumberland County on a strategy.

Clarke guitar winner drawn EMC News - Belleville The winner of Corey Clarke’s custom made guitar is known. The winning ballot was drawn last Wednesday evening for the guitar custom made by artisan Brian Walsh, who studied

under Master Luthier Seppo Valjakka of Frankenstein Guitar Works of Canada. Corey’s mother Cindy and his father John Clarke pulled the ballot last Wednesday evening at Quinte Secondary School in Belleville. The name pulled was

that of Linda Sheward who purchased the ballot at the Havelock Jamboree. Sheward was contacted via phone and the good news was shared with her. She exclaimed, “Oh my God! Really? I won?” Cindy explained the guitar will be presented formally later this month along with a cheque presentation to the Children’s Wish Foundation including the funds generated from the guitar raffle. The guitar signed two weeks ago by Canadian rock ’n’ roller David Wilcox and scheduled to be played by the Tragically Hip this week was estimated to have a value of $14,000 prior to the above events. Walsh, the guitar’s creator invested over 225 hours into the construction of the guitar; he didn’t even start until he hand picked the piece of wood for the body of the guitar. Walsh has built a ninestring Dobro for Colin James and has participated

in the construction of tailormade guitars for both Kim Mitchell and Ian Thomas. The Children’s Wish Foundation provided a fishing boat for Corey as his wish while he battled terminal cancer, the fund-raising initiatives of the Clarke family have been an effort to repay the peace given to their son in his final years.

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Initiative puts Hastings County on tourism map By Richard Turtle

EMC News - Stirling - With the hopes of turning Hastings County into an international tourism destination, a group of local entrepreneurs and wellness providers are collectively marketing their products and services, offering numerous peaceful and invigorating holiday options. The wellness community officially launched the Hastings County Wellness tourism initiative last Thursday evening at the historic train station, providing about 70 guests with an outline of the

plan to attract visitors from well outside the region. Tweed Reeve Jo-Anne Albert welcomed the crowd on behalf of County Warden Rick Phillips and thanked the Hastings County Wellness Group for its collaborative efforts. Economic development and tourism officials were also on hand to explain more about the region’s attractions and diversity. Under the banner Rejuvenate in Hastings County Your Wellness Destination, officials also unveiled the accompanying logo which, says Tourism

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“Within our great county we have all anyone could ask for in the way of mind, body and spirit rejuvenation,” she says. Part of the plan, explains Enterprise Facilitator Darcelle Runciman, is to provide a single online location as well as a formal association where consumers can find information and select specific products and services for an individualized visit tailored to individual wants and needs. Local attractions, she says, include retreats, environmental organizations, art and culture, holistic practitioners and related special events and services in the areas of teaching and coaching or massage and other therapies. By gathering all those Hastings county providers together, Runciman notes, there is potential to create another Sedona, an Ari-

zona city known for its surrounding landscape and natural beauty, here in Ontario. And Pollard agrees, adding, “we’re the only group I know of right now working on a wellness initiative.” And according to figures presented during the launch, the wellness sector has jumped by more than one third in recent years in the United States and is continuing to grow. County Economic Development Manager Andrew Redden says the network created by local businesses offering complementary services or products provides a range of benefits for members and tourists alike. “It makes it easier to promote Hastings County when we have these types of initiatives,” he says. Presenters also outlined future plans including the upcoming Tourism Din-

ner and Awards Celebration on October 19, at Trudeau Park in Tweed and upcoming workshops. Following a sand ceremony, where individuals slowly layer sand from separate containers into a terrarium to create a new and unified landscape made up of several different elements, guests were treated to a musical performance by David R. Maracle and Felix Taylor and tables of food and refreshments.

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EMC Entertainment Trenton - The 50th anniversary of the Trenton Citizens Band is being celebrated with a dinner and dance on October 27. “There will be displays, pictures and stories about the band from about 4 o’clock on,” said Bob Wannamaker at the recent council meeting. Wannamaker said they are hoping to attract former members of the band to the anniversary which includes a huge buffet and dancing to the Bay City Band. “We want everyone to come out and enjoy the fun,” he added. He encourages people to bring their own stories and pictures to share with others. The event is being held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Trenton with dinner starting at 6 p.m. and costs $25 a person. “You can get tickets at the library, Frankford Home Hardware and Riverside Music,” he said. Phone inquiries are directed to 613-392-8548. Keith Reid commented that the Frankford library held a very successful din-

ner auction in Batawa last weekend with a grand total of $11,000 raised for the library furnishings. Fire chief John Whelan noted that Fire Prevention Week will be held on October 7 to 13 with the theme “Have 2 Ways Out.” There will be free Domino’s pizza with that slogan offered at Station 1 and 7 (Frankford) on October 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. A report from manager of facilities Danny Young got approval from council to put in accessibility funding in the 2013 budget for improvements to city hall, Batawa Community Centre, Duncan MacDonald arena and Dr. McMullen arena up to $48,750. It is hoped the Enabling Accessibility Fund will help with funding for these projects. He noted the city applied last year but did not succeed. The Fund provides grants up to $50,000. Council also endorsed a request from the municipality of Central Huron to transfer responsibility of funding school crossing guards to the Ministry of Education. The city will pay $332,500 to crossing guards for 2013 in-

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Hockeyville celebrates 2012 title in style By Richard Turtle

Hastings County Queen of the Furrow Brianna Dracup was among the officials on hand for Stirling-Rawdon’s official crowning as Kraft Hockeyville 2012.

Jaye Bannon and daughter Charlotte hold up a sign along the parade route with Ella Bannon and Mackenzie Dafoe watching from below.

eral of those in attendance had been there since early morning. For Manley, who led a pair of figure skating clinics prior to the parade, her arrival at the Stirling arena was a homecoming of sorts. Born in Belleville and raised in Trenton, Manley now lives in the Ottawa area and is well familiar with the Quinte region. “I love coming back,” she says, adding there are plenty of family and skating memories in this part of the province. And Manley was taken by surprise when a face from the past offered a greeting in the arena lobby. Sandy Chadwick was teaching the CanSkate program when she encountered

Members of the Stirling Blues were out in force for the Stanley Cup parade. Revelers and residents lines the street as the floats and bands passed to celebrate the community’s win as Kraft Hockeyville 2012.

Manley as a child, and was among many visitors Sunday who shared a memorable moment with the Canadian Olympic hero.

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EMC News - Stirling - The morning started with figure skating clinics by Olympic silver medallist Elizabeth Manley and later included a Stanley Cup parade, autograph sessions with former NHLers and a host of free activities and games to mark Stirling-Rawdon’s claim to Kraft Hockeyville 2012. And while the clouds threatened overhead, organizers were thrilled with the weather and the convenient timing as the rains began to fall only after the outdoor party was over. It was shortly before 11:30 a.m. that the Stanley Cup arrived in town and made its trip along the parade route with plenty of accompaniment. Led by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 colour guard, the parade kicked off with the highly polished Preston Scout House Alumni Band and featured floats and participants, many dressed in yellow and blue for the celebratory occasion. The Stirling Citizens Band also offered musical support as residents lined Front Street for the parade with more than 1,000 people arriving at the arena parking lot behind the Stanley Cup. A flatbed trailer stage was set up at the rink entrance and the parking lot became a miniature fairgrounds with bouncy castles, a climbing wall and live music provided by the Preston Scout House Alumni Band, Wrought Iron Roots and The Brogees. The Stanley Cup drew hundreds of curious hockey fans as waiting crowds snaked through barriers before getting an opportunity to be photographed with hockey’s most famous trophy. Kraft officials were also on hand throughout the day offering congratulations to its 2012 Hockeyville winners and presenting cheques for a total of $110,000 to the community. Kraft Canada Vice President Jack Hewitt addressed the crowd and introduced the Local Organizing Committee, congratulating them for their monumental efforts and amassing nearly 4,000,000 votes from their supporters. Hewitt also discussed the importance of a community figure like Barry Wilson, who passed away prior to the Hockeyville campaign but remained a primary force behind plans for arena improvements. Committee Chair Cindy Brandt says the whole experience has been a matter of paying it forward,

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Ameliasburgh Township Fair a country fair with flair By Kate Everson

EMC News - Ameliasburgh - Roblin Lake Fairgrounds was filled with good old-fashioned country fun on the weekend of September 29 and 30. “We were told to dress like farmers,” said Sherri Bergman in her baggy pants and plaid shirt. The fair started with a bicycle decorating contest at Kente Public School, then participants joined the parade along Main Street to the fairgrounds. There were fancy dressed horses, old tractors, marching bands with the 413 Wing Pipes and Drums and the RCSCC Quinte Sea Cadets, along with the Shriners on their camels, screaming fire trucks, and lots of pretty ladies, laughing children, drooling dogs and friendly farmers on floats piled high with hay and seasonal colours. A slo-pitch softball tournament continued from Friday night slugging it out in the adjacent ball diamond by the lake. The official opening featured Rick Kevan and Jessica Bell singing O Cana-

da. When it was time for lunch, the Masonic Lodge offered a chicken barbeque and there were plenty of concession stands with hamburgers, dogs and fries as well as home baked pies and preserves put on by the Storehouse Food Bank, Albury Women’s Group, Ameliasburgh Firefighters Association and Rednersville Women’s Institute. Crazy Zen Carter did a little Zumba while lawnmower pulls, crafts and arts shows along with OPP car-rolling demonstration kept people entertained. The King and Queen of the ‘50s and ‘60s were crowned on stage and there was a livestock show, a Johnny Cash impersonator and even Elvis showed up. Re-enactors took over the nearby Ameliasburgh Museum and showed what it was like to live in early pioneer times. Breakfast at the

tea room was followed by a horse show on Sunday. A petting zoo by Jenn Ackerman had goats, sheep and big-eyed Jerseys along with perky Silky Bantams. Shae Lynn Bell from Double Knot Polled Herefords fluffed up her big beasts with ease and a blow dryer, just for the show. There was an infant parade, a crafts and flower show, dog and cat show on stage and a silent auction followed by Flashback on stage. After closing ceremonies on Sunday, it was time to close up for another year.

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Children rode on a float filled with bright pumpkins and pulled by a tractor. Photo: Kate Everson

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EMC News - The Trent Valley Quilters’ Guild executive members Stella Dorsman (second from right) and Hattie Van Dyk (right) presented a cheque of $2,282 to Salvation Army Captains Tracey and Orest Goyak at the September 18 Guild meeting. Captain Tracey Goyak stated that the donation will benefit the “Warm Room” program which runs from November to March providing shelter, food and necessities for those needing a helping hand in the Quinte area. Members sold tickets on a queen size quilt, and a beautiful stained glass piece which was donated by Lynn Hamilton, with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army. Photo: Submitted

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Bancroft, but she admits she has always craved an expressive artistic outlet. Fashion is another passion. And while she might not have a predetermined plan when she sets out to create a new piece, Hall starts with an idea and lets her instincts do the rest. A retired educational assistant, she is currently holding her first public showing at the StirlingRawdon Public Library art gallery and, she says, it is the encouragement of family and friends that has brought her work out of her rather private studio. And the multimedia cartoon-like portraits present a kooky and eccentric range of oddly familiar characters, perhaps strangely like someone’s great aunt. Hall admits the name for the collection of untitled works, Aunt Ada’s Closet, came after the fact but seemingly for good reason. Hall hadn’t considered a title prior to putting the collection together but once it was assembled, the body of work became distinctly reminiscent of something. And she remembered her great aunt Ada, a lover of clothes and hats and with a particular flair for fashion and accessories. “And I was looking at them and I thought, those are certainly things she would wear,” Hall says. The pictures are painted,

Margaret Hall is displaying her work at the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library art gallery through the month of October. For Hall, a creative artist all her life, this is her first public show, entitled Aunt Ada’s Closet. Photo: Richard Turtle

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EMC News - Stirling - A recent visit to the StirlingRawdon Public Library by Brighton author Lee Mellor left a bit of a chill. The library hosted session introduced the author of Cold North Killers: Canadian Serial Murder, Lee Mellor to a small crowd at the Community Hall above the Stirling Festival Theatre on Thursday. And his talk left quite an impression. The assembled crowd listened as Mellor offered a glimpse into the process of writing, including how your direction can change. While writing a crime novel in 2009, he began researching the history of serial killers in Canada. Surprised to find that there were more than 70 on the books, he decided to write an account of them on realizing the average Canadian would be unaware of most, despite the numbers in Canadian history. Coincidentally, while he was researching for his book and residing in Brighton, Ontario, the Russell Williams case also began. It struck close to home for Mellor and he felt that in all good conscience Williams should be included in his book. The crowd was given a fascinating look

computer generated, layered with fabric, lace and beadwork and are also often accompanied by a small paper message; a portion of a quote, three and a half bars of music or an obscure and obscured piece of text. Sometimes it means everything, she admits, and sometimes it means almost nothing. But that is up to an individual’s interpretation, she says, so sometimes that small suggestion in an otherwise wordless image can strike a chord. Or maybe there was a subconscious reason for putting it there in the first place. But Hall isn’t about to question her own creativity. “To be honest I find it therapeutic,” she says of creating and enjoying art, whether sculpture, painting, writing or music. And in her studio, where she prefers to be left to her own devices, the music is almost always playing. “I get lost in the process of art,” she says, noting it can be an escape from daily stresses. And Hall says that can come easy in a room full of colour and light and fabric and lace and doilies, perhaps where someone like Aunt Ada could have a field day. She began by making cards for family members on special occasions, and the cards are still available in selected locations but the encouragement Hall received led to an expansion of the

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Madoc Motocross season wraps up

A whole lot of hockey for the Novice AE Bulls

EMC Sports - The Belleville Hyundai Novice AE Junior Bulls played three games in three days this past weekend. Belleville was host to Stirling Friday night to finish our home and home exhibition games. Although it was a close game, they came away on the wrong end of a 3 - 2 game. Ryley Muir got the first goal during the second period assisted by Carter Seymour. Liam Reid was the goal scorer for the third period with Jacob Gilham and Aaron Brown

backing him up on the assists. Starting the season out right at our first regular season game, the Belleville Hyundai Novice AE Jr. Bulls travelled to Whitby on Saturday and drove home with a 3 - 1 victory. Goals were scored by Jonathon Doyle, Joey Coates and Liam Reid with the assists going to Aaron Brown, Doyle and Coates. Netminder Cassidy Dobson played an excellent first regular season game. Sunday, the Bulls hosted

their first regular season home game, coming away with a 2 - 0 win over Uxbridge. Skilled goaltending from Cassidy Dobson earned her the first shutout of the season. The first goal was made by Jonathon Doyle with Ryley Muir earning the assist while Joey Coates received the unassisted second goal of the game. The team travels to Aurora for the first tournament of the season this coming weekend.

EMC Sports - The International Truckload Services Novice AA Junior Bulls keep on trucking early this season as they racked up another two wins this past weekend taking their winning streak to 11 games. The Bulls manhandled the defending league champs in Whitby Saturday with an 11 - 4 victory and then followed up Sunday with another “W”

over visiting Oshawa 8 1. Brady Spry and Jacoby Martin split both victories in the cage for the Bulls while tallies in the Whitby game went to Trevor Hoskin (3), Corbin Roach (3), Cooper Matthews (2), Nathan Woods (2) and Reed Anderson. Picking up assists were Marcus Asimis (2), Woods, Roach, Hoskin, Anderson, Ethan Geen and Jack Prophet.

In the Oshawa game goals went to Roach (2), Hoskin (2), Carter Lee, Asimis, Anderson and Prophet with assists going to Woods (2), Hoskin (2), Rheydon McCoy, Donovan McCoy, Asimis and Prophet. The Junior Bulls next action is a home contest versus Peterborough next Sunday 12:15 at Quinte Health and Wellness Centre Rink A.

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EMC Sports - Belleville Bulls player Brendan Gaunce gets knocked to one knee while pursuing the puck during the Bulls’ first regular season home game at the Yardmen Arena against the Oshawa Generals. The Bulls were defeated by the Generals 5 - 2. Photo: Michael J Brethour

EMC Sports - The Minor Atom AE Ray Brothers Construction Junior Bulls posted their first win of the season defeating Pickering 6 - 2. Goal scorers were Luca Citrullo (3), Mason Duvall, Matt Symons and Kieran Parkinson. Assists went to Michael Verbeek (3), Duvall, Symons and Parkinson. The Mackay Insurance Hardest working player was awarded to Tyler Anderson for his strong two-way play. The MasterBedroom Player of the game was

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Quinte Red Devils weekly report Civita, Colin VanDenHurk, and Hoey. Anthony Popovich was between the pipes for the red and black. Next action for the minor bantams is Sunday, October 30, at 2:30 at QSWC Rink B in Belleville against the South Central Coyotes. Peewee This weekend the Cornerstone Builders Peewee Red Devils had two home games and unfortunately came up empty with two losses. On Saturday we hosted the South Central Coyotes in Cobourg and lost 3 - 2. Matt Sherwin scored our first goal, assisted by Nathan Dunkley and Dawson Baker. Joe Roy

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Ron MacLean, joined by hockey icon Don Cherry, points out Organizing Committee Chair Cindy Brandt before congratulating the community for its Kraft Hockeyville win during last Sunday’s NHL alumni game at the Stirling rink. Photo: Richard Turtle

EMC News - Stirling - With Don Cherry and Ron MacLean featured on the guest list at the local rink, it was a day of epic proportions. Hockeyville volunteers ended their weekend of celebrations as guests of an NHL alumni game Sunday night and there was plenty to cheer about as Team Stirling faced Team Rawdon in a two-period showdown. And under the guidance of the coaching duo of Stirling-Rawdon Councillor Grant Hagerman and Kraft VP Jack Hewitt it was the Rawdon squad that toppled Stirling, coached by Stirling-Rawdon Mayor Rodney Cooney and former NHL coach and broadcaster Harry Neale. But it really was all in fun. Opening ceremonies included player introductions, the singing of the national anthem by Emily Workman, and the presentation of a $100,000 cheque from Kraft Canada for the community’s record-setting finish in the annual campaign. A ceremonial puck drop by former Stirling players Jim Wright and Ray Darrah also paid tribute to a pair of the local hockey association’s most

enduring supporters as they dropped the puck between captains Rob Ray and Dino Bianco. Wright is the first of four generations to play Stirling hockey while Darrah continues to make regular trips to the rink as a spectator. Included on the Stirling roster with captain Ray were ex-NHLers Jamie Allison, Laurie Boschman, Danny Gare, Brad May, Andrew Peters and PJ Stock, with Stirling teen Mike Brogee between the pipes. Team Rawdon included former Leafs Dan Daoust, Bill Derlago, Tom Fergus, Mike Johnson, Kevin Maguire, Brad Marsh and Jack Valliquette, with Curtis Brandt in the net. About 600 people crowded the rink for the game where local skaters Rob Ray, Mark Dobson and Steve Bancroft were among the goal scorers and some hand-picked talent got an evening to remember. Cooney and Hagerman admit it was hard not to get excited about the game and the community’s Hockeyville win while goaltenders Brogee and Brandt have a new hockey story to tell. Please see “Uncle” on page B3


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Elizabeth Manley takes a moment to place a familiar face at the Stirling arena. Sandy Chadwick, who was once a CanSkate teacher in Trenton, hadn’t crossed paths with her former student in decades but wasn’t about to miss an opportunity to say hello when she learned of the visit to Hockeyville.

Mark Dobson slips the puck past the outstretched pad of Curtis Brandt during last weekend’s NHL Alumni game in Stirling. The two-period game wrapped up a day-long celebration of Stirling-Rawdon’s claim to Kraft Hockeyville 2012. Photo: Richard Turtle

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“In the dressing room,” said a wide-eyed Brogee, “I’m sitting beside Ron MacLean.” And for Brandt it was an equally memorable tilt involving more than a few

hard shots and several runins with his uncle Rob, who did manage to get one past the young stopper before the final buzzer sounded. Stirling stick boys includ-

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Ray Darrah and Jim Wright drop the puck between captains Rob Ray and Dino Bianco for the ceremonial face-off before the NHL alumni game last Sunday. Photo: Richard Turtle

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Hop to feature 13 artists and several galleries The creativity is palpable in the paintings, sculpture, folk art, glass, wood, jewellery, textiles and photography, all within a ten-minute hop of each other. At Frantic Farms glass blower Paulus Tjiang has spent more time in the glass studio and less time on construction projects for their building in the village. Practical is “in.” He has developed an exciting new line of stemware, fun, elegant, and functional. Better than any commercially made drinkware

on this planet! Come by and find out why! Tjiang’s glass studio on Old Wooler Road will be open this year and he will be demonstrating his glass blowing technique. He will have a selection of glass work, and education displays, available there as well. Potter Monica Johnston will be showing a new selection of wood-fired pottery. This very traditional and dynamic method of firing pots yields deep earthy colours. She will be demonstrating

on the wheel and visitors are invited to try their hand at making a pot on the wheel, perhaps even win a $100 gift certificate by duplicating a piece thrown on the wheel by the potter herself. The gallery hop’s guest artist this year is sculptor Paul Portelli. He will be showing his Terra Cotta masks, animal sculptures, figurative work and other whimsies including his new all weather outdoor pieces for the garden. Kim McNeil at Eclectic Mix will be featuring work

by over 65 regional artists. She also welcomes back guest jewellery artist Elaine Wigle. Gundi Viviani–Finch’s studio is nestled on a hilltop overlooking the surrounding fields, forest, marsh, and creek providing much of the inspiration for her flowing sculptures, in particular the intense cold, bright light, snow and ice formations of the Canadian winter. Cheeky Bee has been making 100 per cent beeswax candles for ten years. Now with the opening of

their gallery on Main they feature many whimsical crafts and art. During this Hop the featured artist is painter Jilleen Jones whose exotic, handcrafted jewellery is both nature and vintage-inspired.  At Pine Grove Studio, Sheree Rasmussen and Clive Russell are only a short Hop south of the village.  Rasmussen is a textile artist, and Russell a painter and architect; together they are award-winning landscape designers.  As well they are featuring guest artists Lenni Workman from Warkworth and Simon Schneiderman from Grafton. At this year’s Hop the Grannies for Africa will be hosting their sale of preloved vintage and costume jewellery on Saturday, October 13, at the Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts, 40 Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will also feature lunch at their café, a pantry table and a white elephant sale.  For more info on their sale call 705-924-9447.

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EMC News - Warkworth From wildlife to a wild life and from characters to creatures, more than 13 artists will be hopping while five local galleries feature new works for the upcoming holiday season. It’s the 5th annual Warkworth Gallery Hop and it’s taking place Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet some of the artists of the community at their studios and on display at the galleries of Warkworth.

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BATTER UP Who doesn’t love a delicious baked treat?This project is baking 101 with a twist. You’ll learn how to bake various items, but the focus will be on healthy alternatives to traditional treats. These treats will taste just as delicious and be nutritious. How perfect is that? Let’s have some fun with cupcakes and cake decorating. If you are interested call: Beth Lake 613-395-4235 The Hastings County 4-H Animal Friends Club held their fifth meeting at the OH Alpacas Farm belonging to one of our members, Ruby Candler’s family. At the farm we learned that the babies were always born during the daytime. We also learned that the Alpacas were sheared once a year and their fleece was sold as raw fleece to spinners or weavers in the local and Ottawa area. The spinners and weavers process the fleece into yarn which they make hats, mitts and socks. A great learning experience was had by all. The Sixth meeting was held at Rebecca Stockdale’s family Holstein dairy farm in Peterborough, where we toured the farm and milked the cows. The most favorite part was the taste testing Kawartha ice

cream. For our Achievement Day the Animal Friends Club was the Hosting Club for the Madoc Fair Petting Zoo where we had, water buffalo, miniature horses, alpacas, a pony, beef calves, chickens, rabbits, sulkies, ferrets, goats, kittens, gold fish races and face painting. The Animal Friends Club had the opportunity to go to the Toronto Zoo where we went back stage to see the Giraffes and the Indian Rhinoceros where we got to see them up close and pat them. Their keepers told us how they gave birth, how and what they ate. After that we got to explore all the amazing animals that are at the Zoo. It was a great day

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plot. Through the dialogue, the two women in the cast reveal one—Linda Sacchett as Tammi—is dealing with legal problems and car trouble while the other—Pat Dunn as Judith—is waiting to talk to her idol, Professor Peter Smedforson. Jeff Van de Kleut, a law-

yer in real life, is Professor Smedforson. Envision a young professor who has devoted his life to the study of a single poet and now lives in that poet’s house. The person you conjured is Van de Kleut. Colin Griffiths, as Stewart, comes up with a scheme to find a lost manuscript

and, thanks to the ensuing hunt; they discover the secret of one of America’s great poets. But Sacchett steals the show. A veteran of five Barn productions, she plays her role as a topless entertainer named Tammi to the hilt. Comedy is her favourite and it shows. “Life is too serious,” she says. “You have to laugh.” What attracted her to the production was the character, “very spontaneous, mixing with people who aren’t.” “I have to pretend I fit right in,” she said with a laugh. Although, Sacchett says this may be her last role on the stage, opting for a more comfortable seat in the director’s chair. And she’s already had a taste in another Barn production where she won the coveted “Barney” award for the one-act play. “I’m getting older,” she said. “It’s getting harder to keep the lines up here. It would be easier to see other people stumble on.” Need a good laugh? Performances of Academia Nuts are evenings at 8 p.m. on October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 and a matinee at 2 p.m. on October 14 at the Barn Theatre in Brighton. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling 613-4752144.

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The Good Earth: EMC Lifestyles - Although we know this event is inevitable I can think of only one good immediate outcome. There is a new breed of mosquito out there that can only be termed as “fanatically aggressive.” Wee things that barely flicker across the periphery of vision, they dash straight to the chase and attempt to rip out fair chunks of dermis Clostis. Hopefully, this nip in the air will put an end to these nips to the skin. The first hard frost brings with it the psychological end of summer. Until now we’ve enjoyed what has been aptly termed “last of the summer wine.” Deep memories of winters past forefend that which is to come; they urge us out of our summer lethargies and we find our-

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selves rushing rush to and fro our estates trying to put the garden to bed. We can’t help ourselves. Every gardening magazine, newspaper column, radio host and television show covers this topic in depth and almost ad nauseam. We are overwhelmed by this onslaught and we “lemming” ourselves to the garden centres. We stuff carts full of squirrel food (a.k.a. tulip bulbs), rabbit food (a.k.a. season ending sale shrubs), skunk magnets (a.k.a. blood meal - see squirrel food) and bone meal (a.k.a. a handful wouldn’t hurt). Now then, G.R., I know you are not included in that maddening crowd because you have a garden work plan. You made a note of what work needed to be

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Sheila Wray Gregoire EMC Lifestyles - This Thanksgiving, as families crowd around the table fighting for more of Grandma’s turkey and gravy, let’s take some time to remember the things we have to be grateful for. As for me, I’m grateful for this extraordinarily odd life we share. Think about it this way: everyone reading this column is richer than Henry VIII. King of England in the 1500s, he was wealthier than anyone else of his time. But he did not have Advil. Or central heating. Or hot showers, or antibiotics, or even anesthetic. And anesthetic is good. Very, very good. He may have had a myriad of people waiting

on him hand and foot, but he didn’t have many of the things we take for granted. But it’s not just because we live in 2012 that we have these luxuries. It’s also because we live in Canada. After travelling in Africa and even southern Europe, I am very grateful for our wide, clean, paved roads. I love our big supermarkets. I love our freedoms. We have it good. And as the clock is ticking ever more loudly counting down the time I still have with my daughters at home, I’m very grateful for the memories we’ve made. It’s so easy in the busy-ness of life to forget that the wonderful chaos we share now will not always be there. One day the house will be quiet, the fridge will stay full, and the living room will stay much neater. As my daughters grow older, I’m starting to appreciate the chaos all the more. Speaking of family, I’m thankful for second chances. Even when we face disappointments in life, and people betray or abandon us, that pain does not have to taint the rest of our lives. A little love, a little commitment, and a little dose of selflessness can create a rock solid family bond, no matter

done, found a time frame within which to accomplish each task, and you followed through. Your work now is no more strenuous than it was a month ago because you have it under control. (At least it will be next year, right?) So these to-do tasks are only reminders for you. For the rest of the folks who are not Gentle Readers, now’s the time to put the garden to bed! If it’s not too late snip off some cuttings of your annuals; transplant favourite geraniums to be used as mother plants, collect seeds as they ripen, divide and transplant perennials (remember to read the plant’s bio), add triple-mix, compost, manure etc. to the top of the beds.

My pet peeve is folks who collect grass and leaves and toss them out on the curb for pickup. This is valuable carbon essential to the health of your estate’s ecosystem. Start a compost pile. By the way, if you have a compost bin, now’s the time to empty it out. Don’t worry if some bits aren’t quite finished. Spread this bounty over the vegetable patch. Undone large bits can be raked up and returned to the bin. Temperature changes, precipitation, worms and other wee critters will reduce the organic matter to digested humus by spring snow-melt. Now that you have an empty compost bin, fill it up with tomato vines, dahlia stems etc. If you can, make a leaf pile, only leaves.

Preferably this will be in a place that will receive sun and a bit of wind. You might want to lay a sheet of plastic over top of the pile. The plan is to create leaf mould, desiccated or dried bits of leaves that will greatly reduce your reliance on peat moss. Some fruits and vegetables benefit from a frost. Parsnips and turnips are two of the tastier root crops. Hard apples such as Northern Spy, Delicious, and Ida Red etc. wait for this cold to trigger “ripening.” A layer of cells in the stem die preventing movement of nutrients from the apple. Conversion of starch to sugar begins and, in the case of these apples, it may take up to two months. Buy some of these varieties from your local orchard or farmers’ mar-

Dan Clost ket and store them in a cool dry place away from onions and potatoes. In January, retrieve a few and enjoy their sweetness. Compare our homegrown and home stored produce with those starchy cardboard imports. It is time to put the gardens to bed, but relax and take time to enjoy the last of the summer wine.

Why I’m thankful where you came from. I’m grateful that despite the ugliness and violence and depravity we see on the news and on reality shows, the vast majority of people actually tend to do the right thing. Sure Jersey Shore may make it look like the younger generation has lost all moral grounding, and the riots in the Middle East make the future look grim, but on the whole, in small, day-to-day decisions, people tend to choose well. It’s actually quite amazing. I’m grateful to live in a small town, where I can’t go to the grocery store without running into someone I know. Some find that stifling; I find it comforting. After growing up in Toronto and feeling insignificant, I finally have a home. I’m grateful for my left knee. I complain to no end about my right knee, which seems intent on driving me to an early date with a surgeon. But every time my right knee acts up, it reminds me that my left knee is perfectly lovely, thank you very much. So are my hips, and my elbows, and my shoulders. And as I hit my forties and my eyes start to squint whenever a medicine bottle comes near,

I’m grateful that they’re also compensating by helping me see distances better. Aging is not all bad. I’m grateful for hair dye. There is nothing quite as

fun to a woman as changing the colour of her hair to match her mood. Or the seasons. Or just a whim. I’m grateful for friends who keep me grounded, for

a husband who keeps me feeling secure, and for kids who keep me laughing. And I’m grateful for a holiday to remind us of all of these things.

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Campbellford Beer Store for all their co-operation with this project as it grew bigger than we had initially thought and their kindness and enthusiasm was a great support to both girls. They have encouraged many patrons to add their empties to my daughter’s collection helping her boost her total,” Lanetta told EMC. “We would also like to thank the friends we have made at Fisherman’s Paradise Resort where all participated generously in contributing their empties in support of the two girls. Without their encouragement Ehlana’s drive would not have been such a great success.” Momentum for the fund raiser continues with support from businesses in the Waterloo and Hamilton area with their own bottles drives as employees are encouraged to donate their empties. The response has been overwhelming, especially for young Samantha’s family. Perhaps her mom Lisa said it best: “She [Samantha] is in the fight of her life and has the wonderful and loving support of so many family and friends. The most

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Lanetta and Mark James are kept busy returning empties to The Beer Store in Campbellford where support for their daughter’s bottle drive has been overwhelming. Photo: Sue Dickens

important thing to me about this whole situation we are in is that without the love and support of our family

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EMC News - Colborne This weekend, a new show at Kingsland Church Studio

will appeal to patrons of the arts as well as the game of hockey. The gallery will feature

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and friends, both near and far, we would not have been able to make it this far in this journey.”

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EMC News - Campbellford - Ehlana James lives in Kitchener and Samantha Carvalho lives in Hamilton. They are both nine years old and they are best friends. This summer Ehlana decided to do something to honour and support her friend who was diagnosed with a brain tumour just over two years ago and is currently undergoing treatment. She decided to hold a can and bottle drive at the resort where she and her family holiday during the summer months. The bottle drive is to raise money for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. The empties gathered from campers at Fisherman’s Paradise Resort (Seymour 13th Line East) were brought to The Beer Store in Campbellford and that is where EMC caught up with Ehlana’s parents, Lanetta and Mark James. They were unloading a

the art of Hockey Hall of Fame media inductee and honourary president of the Society for International Hockey Research, Brian McFarlane. Known as the foremost hockey historian in Canada having penned about 65 books on the subject, he says next year a new series of Peter Puck books will be on the shelves for beginning readers. A five-year deal with a major publisher will see two books printed each year. This is the first solo show for the former hockey broadcaster turned artist. And, despite venturing into a new venue at 70 years of age, he has become quite prolific and highly skilled in producing both hockeythemed art and landscapes. “I’m kind of surprised to find myself reaching that level where people might be interested in purchasing,” he said. “I sold a few at a show in Aurora last winter; it was a pleasant experience.” The show will feature about 50 to 60 paintings, Please see “Hockey” on page B9

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Local Liberals praise Rae’s efforts EMC News - Belleville - It is time to decriminalize marijuana, Interim Federal Liberal Leader Bob Rae suggested in Belleville’s downtown Capers Thursday evening. His stance was in reply to a question and comment from an audience member who contended “the war on drugs is the elephant in the room.” Rae allowed that there are many considerations, but essentially, addictions are “mental and medical health issues—not political,” and “no society has ever incarcerated itself into safety and security. Booze and cigarettes are the two most dangerous drugs,” he said. In interviews with the news media, Rae agreed he won’t be leader after the party’s leadership convention in April, but he expects to remain as an MP in the party and give whatever assistance he can. And after many years and many roles in both provincial and federal politics, “I still think it is fun,” he said, referring especially to meeting and talking to Canadians from coast to coast. He also refreshed the audience of about 160 that even though the party suffered its worst defeat in the

2011 election “since 1840,” the phones were ringing the next day offering support. “We have added about 25,000 members, there are no outstanding bills and we have money in the bank, but we need a lot more to fight the next election,” he said. Rae said he believes the Liberal party continues to best represent the ordinary Canadian who wants a choice “between two extremes,” suggesting both the Conservatives and the NDP tend to make “simplistic” decisions based on political dogma, rather than genuine understanding of the people’s needs. He drew a burst of applause with his statement that the “the bottom is not dropping out of the economy; it is the middle that is dropping out,” stressing that government must restore the former power and influence of the middle class to achieve prosperity. Rae concluded with cautionary thoughts that Canadians cannot take “sustainability” for granted, nor democracy, nor even the nation, referring to recent moves and proclamations by the new separatist government in Quebec. He said he supported the defeat of a motion about

abortion in the House of Commons earlier in the week and had concerns about the hard core of Conservative MPs who are apparently opposed to women’s choice. He then suggested the same hard core might seek to bring back capital punishment. Another issue raised was the proposed takeover of Canada’s oil sands and energy company, Nexen. Rae made it clear he has no problem doing business with China as long as there are common sense controls and reciprocity. “It’s pointless to worry about a Chinese company taking over two per cent of our oil sands when United States corporations own 70 per cent,” he said. Rae was formally welcomed by Mayor Neil Ellis who quipped: “My job is tough some days, … but I wouldn’t want yours.” Rae was introduced by Peter Tinsley, standard bearer for the riding in the last election, who noted representation from neighbouring ridings at the meeting. He also commented on the possibility of Justin Trudeau running for the leadership. “My main concern is that we have the choice of all the best possible talent there is

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at the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inductions at Woodbine Racetrack where he got to reminisce with fellow broadcasters Dave Hodge and Brian Williams. “Eddie Shack sat next to me and Andy Bathgate was given an award,” said McFarlane. “It’s always fun to get out and meet those old fellows from time to time.” McFarlane says he’ll be attending most of the sixday run his art is on display and patrons might be lucky enough to see a few hockey luminaries attending the show at the gallery including Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean along with former NHL players Red Kelly and Dennis Hull. “I expect that I’ll be talking hockey with people that drop by and that’s fine with me,” says McFarlane. With 27 years experience in the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast booth, who

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some hockey-themed, but mostly landscapes. “There seems to be some interest in kids playing hockey on the pond,” he said. “I wrote a little poem about playing outdoor hockey as kids … freezing your fingers and your toes.” McFarlane is still in demand in hockey circles. Last weekend, he presented a heritage plaque to Paul Henderson in recognition of scoring the decisive goal that earned Canada a historic victory over Russia in the 1972 Summit Series. “There I am with all the Team Canada members and the Prime Minister,” he said. “I didn’t feel out of place so much, it was all hockey, but I was really honoured that somebody remembered me and asked me to make the presentation.” The next day, McFarlane made another presentation

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History can be a gold mine says producer

EMC News - Belleville History sells, affirms Picton film producer Peter Lockyer, who announced his intentions Saturday to turn his History Lives Here short history clips into an expanding business across Ontario. He was introducing his fourth series of two-minute vignettes based on local heritage sites, historical personalities and events, made in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Belleville which is now selling the DVDs for a fund raiser following a pre-screening in The Empire Theatre Saturday evening. To illustrate his plan, Lockyer pointed to the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, site of the famous U.S. Civil War battle which cost 50,000 lives and inspired President Abraham Lincoln’s famous “Gettysburg Address,” which, at two minutes in length, is the same as Lockyer’s film vignettes. With a population of little more than 5,000, Gettysburg has parlayed its historic connection into a multi-million historybased industry employing more than 5,000 people, he said. History and heritage could be equally profitable for the Quinte area, he contended, bemoaning the continuing loss of heritage buildings, especially in

Picton and Prince Edward County, which included Sir John A. Macdonald’s original law office, demolished in the 1960s. It’s a good thing the pyramids are in Egypt and not in Prince Edward County, he quipped, otherwise they, too, would probably be destroyed. “If you tear down all the special places in your community, what, then, is special about it?” he asked. Many historic buildings and sites remain at risk, he said, suggesting that if the area wants to capitalize on history as Gettysburg has, efforts must start to preserve it. The 12-topic series screened for the audience is his fourth such series and “We’ll never run out of material,” he said, anticipating more series.  He’s also dealing with other communities across Ontario for similar projects. The shorts are being used as add-ons for regular motion picture show-

ings and Cogeco TV programs. His goal, he said, is to “create a new industry from an old asset.” Long-time Kiwanian and past district lieutenant-governor Marj Buck was lead contact for the club in arranging and promoting the History Lives Here deal with Lockyer. “And we’re going to do it again next year,” she announced in the theatre. Club president Ed Hawman commented on the significance of the club’s 90th anniversary this year and the appropriateness of partnering in a historybased project. The current series includes shorts about Susanna Moodie, area lighthouses, the canning industry, Point Anne cement, The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, the Spiritualist movement Fox sisters, the Belleville McFarlands hockey team and Glanmore National Historic Site.

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thology features the voices of established writers and poets as well as those who have never had work published before. The binding together of ties to the north shore of Lake Ontario was a deliberate part of Kauffman’s mission.

Kiwanis secretary Marj Buck and Picton film producer Peter Lockyer display a poster about the new collection of film shorts on DVD in the lobby of the Empire Theatre Saturday. Photo: Jack Evans

Anthology writers in literary spotlight

EMC Lifestyles - Norwood The recently launched anthology That Not Forgotten will be in the spotlight during another Cat Sass Coffeehouse literary evening October 12 in Norwood. Edited by Kingston poet Bruce Kauffman, the an-

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“It is a collage of voice from writers who either still or at some point shared this place, this soil,” says Kauffman. The call for submissions received “a tremendous generosity of both heart and spirit,” he says. What it has produced is a 300-page anthology featuring 120 authors. “The pulse of Lake Ontario’s north shore is felt on every page,” says Norwood writer Ursula Pflug who helps organize Cat Sass literary nights. “Mimicking the historic and contemporary landscape, the pendulum swings from seasoned bards to freshly scratched voices worthy of an undivided eye,” she says. “When it came to selecting the pieces he went with his poignant poetic instincts

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and chose the best,” writer Ashleigh Gehl adds. “I wanted it to be broad,” Kauffman says. “It was nice to get the bigger names in and the fact that they were interested in being a part of the book but it wasn’t geared toward that. It’s just a wonderful collection of poetry with a bit of short prose thrown in that covers any range of emotions. Perspectives of a time the writers had spent in this area.” Local writers like Pflug, Leanne Simpson, Lucy Barnett, Ruth Clarke, Kelly Pflug-Back and Tapanga Koe are included in the book. “Bruce has been wonderful to work with and it’s really turned out to be a beautiful book,” says Pflug. All royalties from postrelease book sales will go to The Al Purdy A-Frame Trust, with the long-term

The recently published anthology That Not Forgotten will be featured at the next Cat Sass Coffeehouse literary night.

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Sandercock at the Agricultural Advisory Committee meeting at city hall recently. “That is the original site.” Sandercock wanted to know if the city would waive any permits for tents. Jim Alyea moved they waive the fee. Sandercock said that will allow them to move forward

and get on with plans “or it will cost too much money.” Director of Planning Charlie Murphy said it costs “$100 a pop” to set up a tent. Ron Hamilton asked if they needed culverts put in.

Thanksgiving weekend is no time to forget water safety

EMC News - Thanksgiving weekend is a perfect time for one last boat or canoe ride before winter sets in, but it’s no time to let your guard down when it comes to water safety. Ontario Power Generation and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding people to stay clear of all hydroelectric dams and generating stations. “The cooler weather this weekend should be ideal for a canoe or boat ride to see fall colours or go for a hike, but it’s no time to stop thinking about water safety rules,” says Frank Chiarotto, OPG’s Senior Vice President Hydro-Thermal. “Water conditions may ap-

Sandercock said he expects they will be doing a lot of brush cutting and other work to allow for the huge numbers they will be expecting. “It will be a bigger show,

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HARRIS, Shirley May (Former Member Belmont Women’s Institute and Ladies Auxiliary to Havelock Belmont Legion Branch #389) – At Port Hope Community Nursing Home on Thursday September 27, 2012, Shirley Harris (nee Simmons) formerly of R.R. #3 Havelock, in her 84th year. Wife of the late Gerald Harris. Dear mother of Heather Buchanan (Larry) of Trent River, Brian (Carol) of Oshawa, Karen Martin (Frank) of Havelock, Cheryl, Jan, Charlene and Terry, all of Toronto and Vaughan (Karen) of Peterborough. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren; Bruce (Joanne), Brian (Tammy), Jeffrey, Michael, Andrea (Will) and Sherri (Chris) and her greatgrandson Jackson. Sister of Grant Simmons (Donna) of Peterborough and the late Carl and Paul. Also missed by Dave Meomartini and Luis Piriz. A Funeral Service was held at BRETT FUNERAL CHAPEL, HAVELOCK on Monday October 1, 2012 at 11:00 am, Reverend David Wainwright officiating. Ladies Auxiliary Legion Service was held Sunday September 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm. Interment at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made (by cheque only) to the Salvation Army or the C.N.I.B. Online condolences at CL401533 www.brettfuneralchapels.com CLEVELAND, Annetta (Toots) Lavina (nee-Stapley)Passed away peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital on Sunday September 30th, 2012. Annetta Cleveland formerly of Stirling, in her 85th year. Daughter of the late Robert & Ethel Stapley. Beloved mother of Helen Mindenhall (Robert) of Belleville, Linda Colosimone (Richard) of Arnprior and Bonnie Dale (John Murray) of Stirling. Survived by her sister Betty Thompson (Keith) of Frankford and brother Ted Stapley of Havelock. Predeceased by sister Fern Downs and brother Robert Jr. Ever remembered by her grandchildren Lori (Trevor), David (Alison) and great grandchildren Noah, Zach, Pheobe, Guenevere and Dallas. Friends are invited to call at the STIRLING FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD. 87 James St. Stirling (613-395-2424) on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday October 4th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment Eggleton Clarke Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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Cedar posts, poles and rails, various sizes, machine peeled or bark on. Also firewood available year-round. Call for prices, delivery extra. Greg Davis (613)478-6346.

AUDENAERT; Julia Marie (60+ year member of the Catholic Women’s League)

PLEASE NOTE: Classified word ad deadline for our October 11th edtion is Friday, October 5th, at 12 pm.

BARKER, Carl Eric Peacefully at home on Friday, September 28th, 2012. Carl Barker of Brighton in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Linda (Thomas) Barker. Loving father of Wanda Broomfield (Roy) of Orangeville and Deborah Barker of Kingston. Ever remembered by grandson Quinn. A Celebration of Carl’s Life will be held at the Pine Ridge Golf Course on Friday, October 12th, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The family would like everyone to come in happy bright colours to celebrate Carl’s life the way he lived it. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (Grey Matters) would be appreciated. A big thank-you to Becky from Paramed and Jan from the VON for all their care. Arrangements entrusted to the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com CL400607

Peacefully at Maplewood Nursing Home, Brighton on Friday, September 21st, 2012, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Leo. Devoted and loving mother of Jack and his wife Janet, Patricia and her husband Lucien Annaert, Peggy and her late husband William Blyth, and Gary Audenaert. Adored Nan to Jim (Sue Millard), Barton, Charlene (Geoff), Sherry, Karel (Tammy), Rob (Bridget), Michael (Melissa), Trevor (Bobby Jo) and Jennifer. Great-Nan to Hunter, Kayla, Brea, Emma, Joey, Luke, Brooke, Ben, Madlyn, Eric, Ray, (late) Justin, Kandice, Emily, Ethan and Jayla and Great-Great-Nan of Makayla. Will be lovingly remembered by her brother Eric Platteeuw and his wife Marie and their family. Relatives and friends may call at WEAVER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME – Warkworth Chapel, 70 Church St., Warkworth (705-924-2312) on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Evening prayers at 6:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JEROME’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 87 Church St., Warkworth on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Warkworth Cemetery. Donations in memory of Julia to St. Jerome’s C.W.L. Ramp Fund would be greatly appreciated. A special thank you to the Catholic Women’s League, Father Pilon and Father Barol for their devoted prayer visits and communion services, also to the Doctors and Nurses at both Campbellford Memorial Hospital and Maplewood Nursing Home for their precious heartwarming care of a very sweet lady, we are proud to call Mom, Nan, Great Nan, Sister, Aunt and Friend. Funeral arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) and online condolences may be made at www. makfuneralhome.com or www.weaverfuneralhomes.com.


Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria Show at the Lyndhurst Legion. Sunday October 14, 2012, 9 am-3 pm. Halfway between Kingston and Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 to 33, follow 33 to the Legion. Admission $5.00. Ladies and accompanied children under 16 free. Buy/sell/trade. Firearms, ammunition, knives, military antiques, hunting gear & fishing tackle. For show info and table inquiries call John (613)928-2382, siderisjp@sympatico.ca. All firearm laws are to be obeyed, trigger locks are required.

Computer & Network Services For “Home & Business” Factory Imaging Data Recovery Virus Removal Wireless Setup Internet & Email “On-site Service” Ph: (613) 902-5455 www.freelance-it.ca

NEW CROP HONEY 2012 Twin Sisters Hive & Honey Products

FREE HD PVR

SATELLITE RECEIVER!

231 Frankford Rd., Stirling.

New crop raw and regular honey how available! We sell bulk honey in your containers, comb honey, prepacked liquid and creamed honey, beeswax skin cream, candles, pollen, maple syrup, gifts and more All honey is unpasteurized. Open Saturdays only. 10 am – 4 pm. Call 613-827-7277.

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Tired of paying too much for TV service? Sign up now and get a HD PVR and a 2nd regular receiver for free!! Plus Free Installation! Programming packages starting at just $27 a month! Limited Time Offer, call 613-885-2326. CL384141

TIRED DAMAGED

2004 34’ Triple E Embassy V10. 30,000 kms. Slide-out. Sleeps 6. Generator. Selling due to health reasons. Negotiable. 613-392-7762.

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Firewood Processors, Canadian Made. Cuts up to 16” diameter, 13 h.p. Honda $9,950. www.blackscreek.ca (613)889-3717.

Residential items only

Hay for Sale. 4X5 round bales, first cut. Call (613)395-2257.

Buy 1 weekfree ! get 1

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Hesston 530 round baler, excellent condition, new forming belts for 2012 season, $4,000. 905-344-7845.

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 o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Licence #10876, www.chasemortgagebroker .com (613)384-1301. Mortgage Solutions Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. Lower that 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

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SHINGLES?

STEEL

METRO CITY MORTGAGES

(Affordably!)

CREDIT PROBLEMS? I HAVE SOLUTIONS!

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200 Dundas Street E, Suite 305 Belleville, ON K8N 1E3 Office: 613-968-5151 Toll Free: 1-888-216-7770 ext 306 Email: andrea005@sympatico.ca Web: www.mortgagesbyandrea.com

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2012 FALL REBATE SALE

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Rates from 2.49% (OAC) At these rates it’s way cheaper than loans & credit cards!! We also offer mortgages for previously turned down and poor credit clients. Call for details. CL98957

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Antiques Wanted. Jewellery, wrist watches, pocket watches, sterling silver, china, wooden decoys, fishing lures, war medals, Canadian coins, antique furniture, paintings, books. (905)885-0190, Toll-free, (877)329-9901. Contractor pays top price for homes, cottages and rural and city properties in need of repair. Call us for free evaluation on request. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Old military helmets, badges, medals, equipment and souvenirs etc from WW1-2. Also RCAF items from 50s-60s. Call (613)966-7775. Leave message.

Dragonfly

Will Buy Scrap vehicleS

LOOK NO FURTHER!

Bay Terrace I&II 334 Dundas St. E. Belleville Stunning 1 & 2 bdrm suites going fast! Great amenities - indoor pool, events, on-site mgmt. Drop in today!

613-962-9608

www.realstar.ca

TrenTon WesT side 2 bedroom apt, close to school and downtown. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro & water included. $825.

Kenmau Ltd.

613-392-2601

Refinances available up to 85% value of your home

Certified Equine Farrier Service 613-430-4881.

ProPerty Maintenance

(Since 1985)

DO YOU WANT

Your local CENTRAL BOILER DEALER

Absolutely adorable Golden Retriever pups for sale. Homeraised, parents on site. Vet checked. First shots, dewormed, $400. 613-473-0964 or email goldenmountain27@yahoo.ca

Property Management

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WOOD HEAT SOLUTIONS Factory incentives up to $1,000 or Instant Rebates up to $600 Call for more information

Looking to rent farm wagons, 30 and 36 foot or bigger. Please call Cody at (613)-299-4755.

FSCO Lic# M08002475 Broker# 10202 Independently Owned and Operated

www.rosehardware.com

FRANKFORD, ON 613.398.1611 BANCROFT, ON 613.332.1613

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• Renewals • Mortgages & Loans • Leasing - 1st, 2nd & Private Mortgages/Loans • Free Down Payment Program OAC • • Bank turn downs, self employed welcomed

YOUR ROOF FOR GOOD

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

and free pick-up of scrap metals

call ron 613-242-4490 call John 613-743-2900

Two bedroom apartment in beautiful tri-plex building. New fridge & stove. Heat, hydro and water included. $825/month.

Kenmau Ltd.

Property Management

613-392-2601

Kenmau Ltd.

Belleville

East side (Lingham St.) 2 bedroom apartment with fridge, stove & water included. $775/mth. East side (Williams St.) 2 bedroom with fridge, stove, heat and water. $725 + hydro.

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Downtown Stirling, 1 bedroom apartment. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro & water included. $650/mth. Call 613-967-8654.

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West Side (Front St.) Main level, private entrance, no stairs, 1 bedroom with den, fridge & stove included. $625/mth + utilities.

Call Kenmau Ltd.

613-392-2601

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

Warkworth- 1 bedroom apartment, suitable for 1 person. Fridge, stove, parking, controlled access in Quiet building, $600 plus hydro. No pets. (905)259-0631. Small 1 bedroom apt., East Hill Belleville $595/month plus H & H. 613-966-1400.

FINANCIAL/ INCOME TAX Scrap vehicles. Will pay $150+. Free pickup. Ray Brown’s Auto 613-394-3335

2400 square foot commercial building with 12’x12’ overhead door for rent in Stirling Industrial Park, 400 Front St., West. Includes washroom and office space. Rents for $950/month + HST, property taxes ($270/month), water and sewer ($73/month), heat and hydro extra. Available immediately. Suurdt Properties Ltd. (613)395-6460. Norwood, self-storage units now available. Various sizes. For more information, call (705)639-2258. Warkworth Main Street, 530 sq. ft., storefront retail office space, available August in fabulous potter block building. $550/month negotiable with lease, plus gas and hydro. Call Kerri 705-924-3341 after 6 p.m.

2 bedroom + den, Hwy 2, full basement, fridge/stove, $785/mth + utilities. No pets, non-smoker, 1st, last and references. 613-392-0418. Big 1 bedroom apartment in Hastings, on the river. Fridge, stove, utilities, parking included. 20x12 covered deck. First and last, references required. No smoking. No pets. $900/month. 905-372-1009. Campbellford, Upper 2 bedroom apartment, fridge, stove, central air and utilities included, Available October 1. 705-653-2137.

TrenTon WesT side

Property Management (Since 1985)

Standing timber, hard maple, soft maple, ash, red and white oak, etc. Quality workmanship guaranteed. (613)847-1665.

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Freelance IT

Attention horse riders!!! Our Annual Toledo Ride-A-Thon is back!! It’s time to saddle up and giddee up, October 13, registration from 10-12:30. Watch for signs!! Check out our website: www.saddleupintoledo.com This year’s proceeds will benefit St. Andrew’s United Church, Toledo and St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Toledo for Church renovations.

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Shotguns and rifles for sale. Also homemade Skidoo trailer. 905-342-3307.

Older computer and printer, SnapOn Vantage. Call 613-396-5246.

Must sell- 2006 Buick Allure CXL. 100,500 km. Excellent, loaded, blue ext, leather, new brakes, summers & winters on rims. Negotiable. $8400. 613-271-7513.

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

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Quality hardwood pellets. Cubex wood pellets, $6.45/bag, Ambience wood pellets, $5.95/bag. Save 50 cents/bag when you pick up a full skid at Campbellford, Madoc and Warkworth Farm Supply. Contact us at 705-653-4884.

2006 tan Cadillac CTS. Low miles. Black leather interior. Newer summer tires and winter tires with rims included. $10,950. 613-962-6855.

Neuro Harmony: Our mission is to help the clients brain work to it’s maximum potential using Neurofeedback relieving symptoms of PTSD Anxiety Stress Migraines Sleep Disorders ADHD Closed Head Injury and so much more! It’s also Great for Athletes who want to perform better or Students who want to focus more on their studies. Call today to book your appointment or find out more information 6 1 3 - 7 6 6 - 9 8 8 5 https://www.facebook.com/ NeuroHarmonyNeurofeedback

Exceptional Bachelor apt., hydro and cable included, $560/month. Plainfield area. 613-477-3377. Free first month’s rent. Havelock, 2 bedroom apartment. Quiet adult building. Parking. $685 monthly + H&H. Laundry available. Ken 705-778-5442. Kaladar, 2 bedroom apt. Heated. Available immediately. 613-336-9429. Norwood, 1 bedroom apartment, laminate flooring throughout, $750 all inclusive. Available September 1. 705-639-8992. Trenton- 1 bedroom apartment. $700/mth., utilities included. First and last. No pets. Call 613-966-8918. Trenton, 2 bedroom apartment with balcony, $800/month, heat and hydro included. First and last. No pets. 613-966-8918.

Consolidate your Debts. 1 monthly pmt, including credit cards, taxes, collection agencies, garnishments, etc. GMC Consulting 24 hrs, Toll Free 1-877-977-0304. Services Bilingues. gmyre@debtzero.ca

Shared accommodations in quite executive home, sperate 4 piece bath, located between Grafton and Colbourne, 3 mins to 401. $450/mth. 905-355-5895.

Open House- Sat. Sun. Mon. (Oct. 6-8). 1-2 p.m. 127 6th Street, Sunny Creek Estates, (Whites Road,Trenton). Nicely renovated vacant 3 bedroom mobile. Asking $89,900 o.b.o. 613-394-2265. Rockport Area- For Rent- 2B furnished home on River Oct.1 to May 1- $750+. 613-923-5280.

Notice- Christ Church Anglican Cemetery, Campbellford Christ Church Anglican Cemetery Board has submitted revised by-laws to the Registrar of the Burial, and Cremations Service Act, 2002. Any interested parties may contact the Administrator, George B. Warr at 705-778-7324 or the Church Office, during posted hours at 705-653-3632, 154 Kent Street, Campbellford. These by-laws are subject to the approval of the Registrar, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002. Telephone Cemeteries Regulation Unit at 416-326-8399.

SPIRIT-TYPE READING Consultations using the Psychic Auracature Process. Oracle, Sterling Sinclair M.Div. www.auracature.com, Tweed 613-473-0892, Tamworth 613-379-5907 It’s Time!

Full time position available on our Beef Cattle and Crop Division of River Valley Poultry Farms. Potential employee must have a farming background and be able to operate farming equipment and tractors. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. We offer a competitive salary that includes benefits and a pension plan. Family housing is available. Interested candidates should apply with resume to rivervalleyherefords@kos.net or via fax 613-378-1646.

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Nascar Collection: 1/64 scale. Over 900+ cars, 130 + haulers, large Dale Sr., and other rare collectibles. $5,000. 613-478-6093/leave message.

Quilts and hand knits, custom made or I teach beginners to expert levels, flexible start dates. Come learn in a spacious, relaxed atmosphere. Call 613-969-0721 see Twisted Stitches Studio on Facebook.

1968 Thunderbird 4 door, 70,000 miles or 120,000 km, 11 to 1 compression, high output 429 CID Thunderjet engine. Engine and C6 transmission are excellent. Black leather interior in good condition. Car needs restoration. $2,800 o.b.o. 613-282-1836, Kemptville. Call anytime!

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Washstands $275, Butternut Dressers, $475, Hummels, Spool beds, German clocks, dolls and teddy bears. Paper Mache clowns. Mint condition. 613-967-0163.

For Sale 150 2009 Bet & Win scooter. 2,000.00 km, like new. 1,500.00 or reasonable offer. email dhughes@magma.ca or call 613-489-3865.

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Washer and Dryer, $250 or best offer. 705-778-2486.

Artists Co-op. Campbellford. Space available. 2000 sq.ft. room with washroom. Lots of windows. Min. of 10 artists required. $100/mth. each. All included. 705-653-1554.

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Used Maytag washer & dryer in good working condition. Well maintained, $100 for the set. 613-394-0691.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

2nd WEEK

The EMC, Your Community Newspaper | www.emconline.ca To book your ad, call us at 1-888-967-3237 or online www.EMCclassified.ca

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All claims against the estate of Thomas McCormick, late of the Village of Bloomfield, now the Municipality of the County of Prince Edward, Province of Ontario, who died on or about the 01st day of May 2012, must be filed with the undersigned estate solicitor on or before the 26th day October 2012, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice. DATED at Stirling this 01st day of October 2012. Arthur McCormick, Representative by his Solicitor, Brad Comeau BRAD COMEAU PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, LAW OFFICE, 33 MILL STREET, P.O. BOX 569, STIRLING, ON K0K 3E0 Ph: 613-395-3397, Fx: 613-395-3398 EMC B Section - Thursday, October 4, 2012

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needed for Belleville/Trenton Courier Service. Must have own vehicle. Call Tues. To Fri. 8 am - 2 pm. 613-392-5585 or 613-967-5941

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #228 Stirling

Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.

ATTN: LOCAL people needed to work from home online. Full Training Provided $500-$4,500. PT/FT 1-888-742-6158

Live-in/out senior caregiver available. P/F time. Many years experience. Tweed and area. 613-885-1826

EMC Classifieds Get Results!

Reflexology Certification Training Courses with the Reflexology Training Academy Of Canada. Courses offered Bimonthly. More information www.reflexologytrainingacademy .ca 1-866-491-5566

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CL400573

TWO BROTHERS Contracting

Specializing in Exterior & Interior Renovations 25 Years Experience 613-885-2366

Steve Collins, InsulationBlown cellulose, attics, walls, floors. Save money -live comfortably. Warm in winter, cool in summer. Quality work since 1974. Free estimates. Call (613)847-6791.

Impressive Country Sale

Sunday, 2 weekends GarageThursday Sale toAds

$

September starting at 27-30 and October 4-7 2647 County Rd 30, Codrington

12.75

Don Wood Handyman- Interior painting, siding, small renovations, decks, roofing, drywall. Great rates. 613-392-0125. Hardwood Floor Installation and resurfacing. Light renovations and upgrades. Over 30 years experience. Please call for free estimate 613-394-1908.

(midway between Brighton and Campbellford) exit 401 at 509 North (8 minutes) Arrive early 8 a.m. or late 6 p.m. 2nd Week You FREE won’t be disappointed.

PLUS 2 FREE Signs

YARD SALES/ FLEA MARKETS

Flea Market

• ANTIQUES • COLLECTIBLES • TOOLS • SPORTS MEMORABILIA • APPLIANCES • KITCHEN WARE • FURNITURE • & MUCH MUCH MORE!

Huge Indoooorm! Showr

LARGE SELECTION OF QUALITY FURNITURE

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Wed-Sun 9am to 4pm • 613-284-2000 • streetfleamarket@hotmail.com 5 MILES SOUTH OF SMITHS FALLS • CORNER OF HWY 15 & BAY ROAD

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER Municipal Act 2001

THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF TWEED TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Municipality of Tweed Office, 255 Metcalf Street, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0.

PHARMACIST REQUIRED

Problem with Bats?

Full Time Position

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Call the “Bat Guy”

Over 15 years of the best in products & services OUR EXCLUSIVE SERVICES INCLUDE: • 2 full year warranty against bats re-entering • Only 50 year warranty sealant used for peace of mind. • Free, no obligation quote. • Guaranteed satisfaction.

Contact: 613-970-4476 or info@BRG-Ontario.ca

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR WINTER OVER PROGRAM FOR A BAT “FREE” 2013!

Property No.3: N 1/2 Lt 15 Con 7 Elzevir; Tweed; County of Hastings PIN 40253 0089 (R) Property Roll No. 12-31-132-020-01000-0000. Minimum Tender Amount: $5,554.54 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title or to any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers.

The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.

LOCATION

Division St. Ontario St. Cedar St Crestview Loraine Ave. Holden St Bristol Place Chestnut Dr. Selena Dr. Greenfield Park Smith Cres. Emily St. Hemlock River St. W. St. Lawrence St West. Durham St. Centre St. Doxsee North McGill St Victoria St

Colborne Colborne Brighton Brighton Trenton Belleville Belleville Belleville Belleville Belleville Belleville Belleville Belleville Tweed Madoc Madoc Campbellford Campbellford Marmora Marmora

For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: Patricia Bergeron, CAO/Clerk The Corporation of the Municipality of Tweed 255 Metcalf St., Postal Bag 729 Tweed, ON K0K 3J0 613-478-2535 www.twp.tweed.on.ca

CITY OF BELLEVILLE CITY OF BELLEVILLE SALE BY QUOTATION FOR SALE FOR BY QUOTATION FOR THE DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS TRACKLESS 241 SNOW REMOVAL TRACKLESS 241 SNOW REMOVAL PLUS COMPONENTS MACHINE MACHINE PLUS COMPONENTS These areanfor saleIS”, on an “AS IS”,IS” “WHERE These items are for items sale on “AS “WHERE basis. IS” basis.

CITY OF BELLEVILLE

items are for viewing Monday to Friday hours 8:30p.m. a.m. - 4:30 p.m. These items These are available for available viewing from Mondayfrom to Friday between the between hours of the 8:30 a.m.of- 4:30 Please Dave Clusiau, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, Tel: (613)Ext. 967-3200, 3320. Email: Please contact Davecontact Clusiau, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, Tel: (613) 967-3200, 3320. Ext. Email: dclusiau@city.belleville.on.ca viewing, related or information dclusiau@city.belleville.on.ca viewing, for related information questions.or questions. FOR SALE BYforQUOTATION CL301465

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MAIN STREET

1 ad, 4 newspapers, 69,000 homes

Carrier Routes Available

plus online!

This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax.

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10%

“We Need You!”

# PAPERS

Description of Lands: Property No.1: Pt Lt 1 Con 4 Elzevir Pt 18 HST 243; T/W QR657946; Tweed; County of Hastings PIN 40260 0152 (LT) Property Roll No. 12-31-132-010-07318-0000. Minimum Tender Amount: $3,924.76

No junk! Tented sale. 789 Queensborough Rd. (Madoc), Sat.-Mon. Oct. 6-8. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Antiques, books, household, tools, die-cast cars, garden supplies, furniture, much more.

Property No.2: Lt 71 S/S Store St., 86 S/S Store St., 87 S/S Store St., 88 S/S Store St., 89 S/S Store St., Pl Bridgewater; Tweed; County of Hastings PIN 40260 0116 (LT) Property Roll No. 12-31-132-010-10907-0000. Minimum Tender Amount: $4,811.04

8 equal monthly payments

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The tenders will then be opened in public during the regular Council meeting held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 commencing at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipality of Tweed Office, 255 Metcalf Street, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0.

Moving to retirement home, household contents, dishes, tables, chairs, clothes, garden tools, books, lamps, etc. Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7 (8-2). 14368 Hwy 2, 6 km west of Brighton.

Resdiential ads only. Deadline: Mondays at 3 p.m.

Generous salary and benefits for local pharmacy in Belleville Please send resume to Box 20090 Belleville, ON K8N 5V or Fax 613-966-6101

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Moving Sale!! October 6, 7 & 8. 534 Rosebush Rd., Frankford, 3km south of Stirling off Hwy 33. Wide selection.

CLASSIFIEDS $12.75

Please send your resume to: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 Stirling ON, K0K 3E0

Painter and Handyman No job is too small! Seniors discount. Call Roger on cell 613-242-3958.

County Water Treatment- Softeners, U.V. Lights, R.O. systems, chemical free iron and sulphur filters. Sales, installation, service and repair. Steven Menna. (613)967-7143.

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Scrap cars, trucks, trailers, etc. removed quickly and courteously. Cash. Call Roger 705-768-2440.

YARD SALES/ FLEA MARKETS

1-888-967-3237 • www.EMCclassified.ca

MUST HAVE • SMART SERVE Certificate • Prior experince required • Willing to work afternoons and evenings and some Saturdays

Roger’s Mobile Wash and Detailing: For all your washing needs. Auto, Boats, RVs, Homes, Decks, Patios, Driveways, Heavy Equipment, and Monument cleaning. Also, Store Front, and Graffiti cleaning. Bug Spraying available. Free Estimates Home 613-962-8277 or Cell 613-885-1908.

Garage Sale Ads

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Wanted: Bartender

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

YARD SALES/ FLEA MARKETS

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Contract Drivers

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FULL TIME & PART TIME

River Valley Poultry Farm requires a full time poultry staff member. Some mechanical and computer ability is required. Applicant must be able to work as part of a team. Farm experience an asset but not mandatory. This position offers a competitive wage, benefits and pension plan. Interested candidates should apply with resume to rivervalleyherefords@kos.net or by fax to 613-378-1646.

YARD SALES/ FLEA MARKETS

will the be final item “as willis” beand sold“where “as is”is” andwithout “whereany is” warranty without any warranty given or All sales willAll be sales final and item and will the be sold given or FOR THE DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS implied. implied.

TRACKLESS 241 SNOW REMOVAL

Bidand documents and labels forare submission available from Department, the Finance Department, Bid documents labels provided for provided submission availableare from the Finance Purchasing Purchasing MACHINE PLUS COMPONENTS Services, City Hall, first floor, 169 Front Street,Ontario, Belleville, K8N 2Y8, may also by be obtained by Services, City Hall, first floor, 169 Front Street, Belleville, K8NOntario, 2Y8, and may alsoand be obtained from www.city.belleville.on.ca. Sealed will until be accepted untillocal 1:00time p.m.,onlocal time on downloadingdownloading from www.city.belleville.on.ca. Sealed Bids will be Bids accepted 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, 2012. Tuesday, 16, October 2012. “AS IS”,October “WHERE IS”16, basis.

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These items are for sale on an Melissa • Belleville West • 613-969-6204 The highest or any notaccepted. necessarily accepted. The highest or any quotation notquotation necessarily Kristy • Belleville East • 613-921-1715 These items are available for viewing from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nancy • Brighton and Colborne • 613-475-2914 City Contact: Supervisor, Tel: (613) 967-3200, BidContact: Document Contact: Contact: Bid Document Please contact Dave Clusiau, City Fleet Maintenance Ext. 3320. Email: Yasmina Jamal Dave ClusiauDave Clusiau Yasmina Jamal Linda • North West • 705-868-7027 dclusiau@city.belleville.on.ca for viewing, related information or questions. Fleet Maintenance Purchasing Supervisor Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Supervisor Purchasing Supervisor Tracey • North East • 613-661-3908 Tel. (613) 967-3200, Tel.: (613) 967-3200, Ext. 3203/3301 Tel. (613) 967-3200, Ext. 3320 Ext. 3320 Tel.: (613) 967-3200, Ext. 3203/3301 Email: given yjamal@city.belleville.on.ca Email: dclusiau@city.belleville.on.ca yjamal@city.belleville.on.ca sales will be final and the item will beEmail: solddclusiau@city.belleville.on.ca “as is” and “where is” withoutEmail: any warranty or Cindy • QW Trenton & Stirling & FrankfordAll • 613-920-4369 B14

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Selby Livestock & Auctions Centre SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012 AT 10:00 Am Consignments Welcome

Auctioneer: TOM HARRISON 613-379-1006 BERT NIBOURG 613-536-9157 11 Pleasant Dr., Selby, ON • 613-354-6260 www.selbyauctions.ca

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

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Terms of sale: Cash, Debit, M/C, Visa - Canteen & Washrooms

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Auctioneer: Allen McGrath

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AUCTION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th @ 6:00pm

Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Selling antiques, house hold furnishings, china, glass, collectables, dishes, apt size chest freezer, tools from a Port Hope Estate. Rare oak ornate sideboard with high top, ornately carved crown, carved doors, carved pillars, open corner shelves, an all original rare pce in excell condition, rare ornate Findlay parlour combination wood and coal stove in good solid condition - another one of a kind pce, also large oak dining table with 5 leaves, reeded legs all original with 8 chairs, 10” radial arm saw, 10” table saw, set 16” tires and rims for 1/2 ton truck, also new set 16” rims for 1/2 ton truck, used gas furnace in good condition, sofa & chair set, new Ultramatic double electric bed, modern dining rm set with ext. table, 8 chairs & glass front china cabinet, good queen bed, ocasional tables & chairs, selection collectable articles, complete set Noritake china, other dishes, lamps, selection pictures, prints, etc. Something for everyone. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. Gary E. Warners Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 http://www.warnersauction.com CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS.

Sunday, OctOber 14, 2012 at 10:00 am The Property of Isobel Graham of rr 1 Port Hope, Ontario.

Household contents, quality furnishings, classic car, pool table, hot tub & more. Full list in next week’s paper and on our website with photo’s.

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farm machinery, construction equipment, plus tools. Saturday October 13th, 10 am The property of Robert Bouley Starkville, Ontario From Kendall take Cty Rd 18 south, or from Newtonville go north on Cty Rd 18. Sale is on Con 5 #4534. See Signs!! Farm Machinery: MXU 115 Case/Int 4X4 diesel tractor with a/c cab only 322 hrs, 32 speed transmission, 4 sets of rear remotes, buddy seat, front weights, 14.9 X 28 front tires, 18.4 X 28 back tires, 115 hp showroom condition, JX 1060 Case/Int 4X4 diesel tractor with a/c cab plus quicke Q20 front end loader, with a 6’ g/a material bucket, 5’ manure fork sells separate, 866 hrs hrs, 4 sets of rear remotes, 11.2 X 20 front tires, 14.9 X 28 back tires, 350 Case diesel crawler / loader with roll cage, #40 Ber Drott diesel excavator with clam attachment, JoDog 5th wheel trailer attachment, Hardi Tr500 sprayer with 60’ boom, plus foam markers, Int 22’ Vibra-shank cultivator with finger harrows, 10’ triple 3 pth Cultivator, 18’ Bush hog tandem disc with wings, 3/12 plow, 12” Danuser post hole auger, set of 11.9 X 24’ tractor tires (new), 7’ Luckrow snowblower with hydraulic shute, 200 lbs of pioneer Trefoil grass seed, Kubota 3 cylinder diesel motor, 63” home made heavy duty wood splitter with pto driven hydraulic portable power pack (selling separate), Ingersol-Rand pto driven air compressor, Miller 250 ACDC welder & accessories, Johnson horizontal metal band saw, 10’ table saw, large assortment of hand & power shop tools, 36” X 20’ steel culvert, metal shelves, tool chest, steel work benches, 2002 Grey Pontiac Sunfire 4 door car sold running as is 157, 000 km’s. Plus more items too numerous to mention. Terms: Terms: Cash, Known Cheque, Visa, MasterCard, No Interac. NO BUYER’S PREMIUM! Sale managed & Sold by Kevin BaRKeR aucTiOnS LTd. 705-374-4478 (office) or 705-878-2947 (cell) Visit: www.kevinbarkerauctions.com for pictures of sale items. Vendor: Robert Bouley

24 WOLF LAKE ROAD, R.R.1 ELDORADO, ONT. FRIDAY OCTOBER 12th at 11:00 AM 10 miles NORTH of Madoc on Hway 62 and turn EAST onto Wolf Lake Rd. For sale selling subject to reasonable reserve. 2 story vinyl shake sided home on approx 2.68 acres. Home consists on recently renovated kitchen with hardwood kitchen cupboards and Corion countertops, hardwood floor throughout main floor living, dining rooms, master bedroom with on suite 4 piece bath. 2nd floor loft consists of 2 bedrooms and 3 piece bath. Walk out basement level has 2nd living quarters with large living area, large bedroom, bath with walk in shower, utility room and office area. Large sunroom is attached to main level. Property also has 20 x 40 steel sided work shop with 14 ft walls, concrete floors and over head doors. Shop has 15 x 40 enclosed lean to with concrete floor. Home has well and septic services as well as 13000 w stationary propane powered generator as reserve power. Home is heated with efficient electric furnace. Grounds are finished in mature landscaping. TERMS – $15,000 deposit day of sale by certified cheque made payable to Robert Sullivan and Sons Auctioneers Ltd- balance due in 30days or upon agreed closing. VIEWING- by appointment 613 921 9076 - John Full buyers information package available at www.sullivanauctions.com OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com CL401258

LOCATION: Trentwinds International Centre, Ballroom. 264 Lansdowne St. E. Peterborough, ON. Under instructions received from Scotia Private Client Group we will sell by Public Auction the chattels of Arthur & Bernice Bonney of Lindsay. Also for Laurie Roberts, Estate of Rene Stewart of Peterborough, Dr. Jane E. Castell-Vanderburg, plus others. 2007 Chev Cobalt Lt, 4 dr, auto, 38,000kms, cert. & e-tested. 1902s silverware chest, carved prayer chair, walnut tea wagon, gold leaf nesting tables, vintage cherub holding lantern, lg pine modern cpbd, china cabinets, curio cabinets, 1/4 cut oak Queen Anne leg table w/6 chairs & buffet. Ingraham mantle clock, table top GE radio. Black lacquer dng rm table w/6 chairs & cabinet, 16.5" Alabaster lamp, Grandfather clock, oriental cabinet. Peterborough Canoe Co. skis & poles, General Brock Bust-signed 1896 H. MacCarthy 1812 war memorabilia, Don Chase sculpture signed 'Sara'. Quilts, shadow puppet, Doctors bags, Ant. dolls, sterling pcs, tin coin bank sorter, wind up tin turtle, vintage Manchester Rd14755 in case, Royal Crown Derby knife set, Hummel figurines, N. Stradell radio, Harmony ukulele, Steigerman apt. size piano & stool, Ant. alleys & bowlers, quality china & glass. old coins.

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32ND ANNIVERSARY AUCTION WED. OCT. 10TH, 4pm. Preview 1pm.

AUCTIONEER: DAvE & BRAD SNIDER AUCTION SERvICE - (613) 386-3039 Auctioneers will not be held responsible for any accident on or about property day of sale.

ON SITE REAL ESTATE AUCTION SALE MR JOHN KIRKLAND

Tuesday Oct. 9th @ 6pm Doors open at 5:00pm

This is only an update of some items, between 500 - 600 lots will be sold. For full listing and pictures go to www.daveasniderauctionservice.ca

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Quality home furnishings, antiques, tools, lawn and garden equipment. Full list at our website and in next week’s paper.

- Horse & Pony Drawn Wagons, Buggies, Cutter, Sleighs, Carts Etc. Wheels, Shafts, Poles and related items - Harness, Appointments, Fixtures Etc. - Antique Farm Related, Ploughs, Cast Iron Etc. - 1958 510 John Deere Diesel Tractor NOTE NEW ADDITION THIS YEAR - . Service Station Memorabilia, Gas Pumps; Oil Cans; Cabinets; Etc. - Railroad Items (CNR, CPR, Etc.) - Antique Car Accessories - Lamp, Horns, Wheels Etc. - Antique/Collectibles of All Types

AUCTION SALE ESTATE OF JOHN ROBERT MELBOURNE 1017 HARTS ROAD, MADOC, ONT. SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH at 11:00 AM 1 mile EAST OF Madoc on Highway 7 and turn NORTH onto Harts Road for 3 miles. Grizzly G 4000 bench top metal lathe with 16” bed, vintage belt driven table top metal lathe with 12” bed, several Mastercraft stacking tool chests, several tool boxes, antique oak machinist chest, antique “Cleveland Twist drill” case, Mastercraft drill press, bench grinder, Waterloo stacking tool chest, multi drawer storage cabinet, power tools, hand tools, 3/4” socket set, machinist tools and accessories, 4X4 Model HH vintage payloader with 1 yard bucket – not running; 12 ft aluminum fishing boat, 1940’s Willy, s Jeep for parts only – very rough; vintage Wisconsin Model VE4 2 cal engine with attached compressor, 3 point hitch cement mixer, dual wheel single axle flat trailer, vintage Marquette Hi-Rate battery charger, angle steel, numerous other articles, REAL ESTATE- Sold subject to a reasonable reserve. At 1 PM. 2 parcels of real estate PARCEL # 1: Victorian style 2 story brick house with single storey aluminum addition situated on approx 50 acres of land made up of bush, wet land and farmland. House has unfinished kitchen area, parlour, living room, main level bath, main level utility rooms and work areas, 5 second floor bedrooms, second floor bathroom and 3rd level attic. House has large wrap around verandah. Original hardwood staircase, trim and doors are present. House requires painting, redecorating and plaster repair. Electrical services has been updated in the kitchen area. House is serviced by well and septic system. PARCEL # 2: Approx 8 acres of vacant land that butts main property with road frontage on Harts Road. Land is made up of 2 fields and potential pond site. VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT 613 472 6371- ANDRE TERMS FOR REAL ESTATE $15,000.00 deposit day of sale by certified cheque to Robert Sullivan and Sons Auctioneers Ltd balance due in 30 days. Property is being sold in “as is” condition. OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com

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Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. From a large country estate with some exceptional home furnishings in mint condition, including beautiful leather sofa set with sofa, love seat & 2 chairs in mint condition, also matching electric recliner, king, queen & double bedroom suites all like new. Watch next weeks paper or check our website for full details. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. Gary E. Warners Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 http://www.warnersauction.com CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS.

The property of Gene balsiger of Norwood, Ontario.

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ESTATE AUCTION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11th @ 6:00pm

Ladies & Gentlemen plan to attend this sale! Removal evening of sale. TERMS: cash, Interac, Visa, M/C, Details & photos at www.keithmonkauctions.com

Featuring antiques, collectibles, furniture, large quantity of new generators, tools, etc. For full listing and pictures, visit www.theauctionfever.com or phone dave reid 613-284-5292 or 613-283-1020

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BELLEVILLE Come join the fun at Trillium 2000 Seniors Club at 75 St. Paul St., Belleville. Tuesday: cribbage; Wednesday: euchre; Thursday: carpet bowling; Friday: darts. All start at 1 p.m. Bid euchre Friday at 7 p.m. Trillium 2000 Seniors Club will hold a Craft and Bake Sale on Nov. 17, 9 am-2pm at 75 St. Paul’s St, Belleville. Craft tables are only $10. To reserve a table, call 613968-2526, Tuesday to Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Dinner, October 8 from 12:30-2 p.m. at Maranatha Church, 100 College St. W., Belleville. Free bus service provided from: 12 p.m. East Plaza (Food Basics). 12:30 p.m. Market Square and 12:30 p.m. West End (Giant Tiger). Return service after dinner. No charge for the meal. For info: 613-962-2062 The Belleville West OEYC Playgroup runs every Tuesday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 am for parents/caregivers of children under six. 375 Dundas St. W. (across from Sir James Whitney school). For information call 613966-9427. Scooby Doo Hallowe’en Party at Westminster United Church, 1199 Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd, Belleville, Saturday, October 27 from 1-4 p.m. Children ages 4 and up invited. Tickets $5 per child - only 60 will be sold. Reserve before October 24. Call 613-968-4304 or 613-398-0476. October 10 - Quinte Film Alternative - Great Movie Wednesday! Featuring The Snows Of Kilimanjaro. Rated 14A. In French with subtitles. The Empire Theatre - 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. More info at 613-480-64 or visit www.quintefilmalternative.ca

The Schizophrenia Support Services support meetings, free of charge! Every second Wednesday of the month, 7- 8:30pm. Canadian Mental Health Association Offices, 199 Front St., Belleville (on the fifth floor). For info call, Sara MacDonald (613)888-5322. Light refreshments provided. Meals on Wheels: Every day except Tuesday, a hot meal delivered to your door around noon, for further information call 613969-0130 Antique Road Show and luncheon sponsored by Belleville Christian Women’s Club, Wednesday, October 10, 12-2 P.M. at Salvation Army 290 Bridge St. W. Tickets $10. Ladies please bring an antique for appraisal (sorry no husbands). Guest speaker Janice Hunt and soloist Pearl Mumby. Free nursery provided, reservations call Darlene 613-961-0956 Quinte Seniors Euchre Club meets at the Parkdale Community Centre every Mon. at 1:30 pm. Everyone 50 plus welcome. Cost $3.00 includes door prize, 50/50 draw and euchre score prizes Hearing Help Classes, Level One beginning Monday October 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m. and running 6 consecutive Monday at The Canadian Hearing Society, Bayview Mall470 Dundas Street E. Unit 51, Belleville. $25 for all 6 sessions (Fee waived in special circumstances). To register: (613) 966-8995 Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Friday, 10 a.m. Calvary Temple, corner of Wallbridge Loyalist and Hwy 2 West. Contact Dianne 613-392-0081. The Home Child Care Network meets the second Wednesday of each month, 6:45-8:00 pm at Family Space, 301 MacDonald Ave. Belleville. This adult-only support group is open to all home childcare providers in Hastings-Prince Ed-

ward County. To reserve your seat, contact Donna at 613-966-9427 or dkaye@familyspace.ca Open Door Café - Every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E, Belleville. There is no cost for this hot meal however donations are gratefully accepted. For more info: 613 969-5212. Community Care for South Hastings is in need of volunteers, in our Escorted Transportation, Drivers for our Activity Group and our Friendly Visiting (Belleville and Deseronto) programs. If you have 1-4 hours a week available in your schedule we would appreciate the help. For more information call the Belleville office at: (613) 9690130. Our Deseronto is seeking volunteers for the Grandfriends and programs. The program is 7 weeks with a commitment of 2 1/2 hours a week. For further information call the office at (613) 396-6591.

BRIGHTON Dessert And Bridge/Euchre Event, St. Paul’s Anglican Church Brighton, Wednesday October 10, 1:00pm. $10.00 per person. Register your table of 4 by calling the Church office at 613-475-2000 by Tuesday October 9 A Tapestry of Love+Virgo Music Concert celebrating the United Church Women (UCW) 50 years. Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Brighton, Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm. Tickets $10.00/each children free. Call Christine: 613-475-0034 or Lynda at church office 613475-1311 Parkinson Support Group (Serving Brighton and surrounding areas). Wednesday, October 10, monthly meeting at The Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 204 Main Street at 12:30. Guest speaker: Steve Bowskill, Pharmacist. Info: Lynne 613-475-9267

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Rylestone Women’s Institute Euchre Party takes place the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. Ladies please bring a light lunch. $2.00 per person to play. 308 Rylestone Rd., Campbellford Ontario Island Park Retirement Community presents country singer Jamie Spurvey, Thursday October 11, 2 p.m. Please RSVP to any of our events by calling Island Park at 705-653-3100. Ask for Krista or Cindy. Please bring a friend!

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HASTINGS Let’s Discuss It - Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. October 10, November 7, December 12. An informal parenting discussion group that provides an opportunity for parents to discuss and share ideas about issues and concerns that are important to them. This ongoing program will utilize guest speakers from local family support programs. 6 Albert St. East, Hastings TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings Wednesdays at the Trinity United Church, Hastings. Weigh-in 5:15-6:15pm and meeting 6:30-7:30 pm. Join anytime. For info Kathy (705) 696-3359

HAVELOCK Bingo every Wednesday night at Havelock Community Centre sponsored by the Havelock Lions. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early birds 6:30 p.m., regular start 7:00 p.m. For more info, contact boomer180s@ yahoo.com or 705-778-3169 The first Sunday of the month, Bid Euchre at the Havelock Lions Club. Games start at 1 p.m. $5.00/ person. For information, contact Glen Shearer 705-778-3169 or Glen Ellis 705-778-3039.

MARMORA OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS - No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Meetings every Wednesday evening 7 p.m., 43 Matthew St, Marmora - common room. Everyone welcome! Call 613-472-6531 or email: jhrnjhoekstra@hotmail.com Marmora Curling Club Presents: Annual Hawaiian Dance, Saturday October 6, 8:00pm1:00am. Tickets $10.00 (at the club 2 Crawford Drive) Marmora BP Clinic: Tuesday, Oct 9. Caressant Care Common Room, 58 Bursthall St, from 9:3011:00 AM. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Saturday, October 6, Crowe Valley Conservation Authority and the Friends of McGeachie will be celebrating thefall colours and new trails at the McGeachie Conservation Area. Residents and visitors are invited for a hike and BBQ, 11:30am to 2:00pm. All funds from the BBQ for McGeachie Conservation Area. Donations of $10.00 or more receive a charitable tax receipt. No park entrance fees. The Sky Family presents Celtic Revival: The Gospel in Blazing Irish Dance and Fiddles. Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Marmora Community Centre, 24 Victoria St., Marmora. Sunday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m., Mamora Pentacostal, 53 Madoc St. Info: 613-472-3219. Love offering will be taken. Marmora Diners: Wednesday, Oct 10. Marmora and District community Centre (Arena), Victoria Ave. Lunch at 12:00 noon. Please bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Diamond in the Rough: The Neil Diamond Tribute Show, Marmora Legion Saturday, October 13. For tickets contact (613) 472-2218 or pick up tickets at the Legion club room. $20 advance/$25 door Crowe Valley Lions organize Euchre beginning September 14, 7:30 p.m. in Deloro Hall. Bring light lunch. Fridays, 1:30 p.m., Marmora Seniors’ Euchre Parties, William

Shannon Room.

MADOC Active Living Exercise: Every Wednesday at 10AM. Trinity United Church, 76 St Lawrence St East. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities.

P.E. COUNTY Creations by County Crafters, A juried sale by County artisans. Saturday, October 6, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lipson Room, Books and Company, 289 Main St, Picton. Sponsored by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, all proceeds to support our hospital and community. Albury Friendship Group Quilts for sale each Wed 10 am - 12 noon. Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local charities for women. Knitting Classes, “Beginning & Beyond”. Wednesday 2–4 pm. $5.00 each class. Yoga classes, Friday 1:00 pm, $5.00 each class. Ameliasburgh Town Hall Consecon Masonic Hall, Progressive Bid Euchre, October 7, 1 p.m. $5.00. Food available. Consecon Legion Mixed Fun darts every Thursday, 7pm. Everyone welcome

STIRLING Weekly Monday Night Bingo,

Upstairs of Stirling Arena. Cards on sale at 6:15pm. Starts at 6:50pm. Proceeds to support community projects. Sponsored by Stirling & District Lions Club. The Stirling Festival Theatre presents Jimmy The Janitor, Friday, October 19, 2pm & 8pm. A hilarious observation of life on the East Coast and across Canada. All seats $29.00. Box Office at 613-3952100 or 1-877-312-1162 or www. stirlingfestivaltheatre.com Blood Pressure Clinic: Thursday, Oct 11. 204 Church St, Seniors Building Common Room from 9 AM to 12PM. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities.

TRENTON Retired? Bored? Want to contribute to the community? Then you are a prime candidate for membership in Quinte West’s Kente Kiwanis. Meetings held every Thursday morning. Everyone welcome. Call Secretary John Eden at 613-394-0316 for more info.

purpose room. Build confidence with speaking in public and leadership skills. Call 613-967-4891. Guests are always welcome. 8 Wing Officer’s Ladies’ Club hosting a Dessert Tasting Competition, October 10, 6:30 p.m. in the upper lounge of the Officer’s Mess. Members free. Invited guests of members $5. For info call Kim 613-962-2718. Trenton Lions Club is looking for new members who want to make a difference in their Community. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Wed of each month, Sept to July. For more info: Membership Chairman Darlene Hiltz 613-969-9502 or darlene_hiltz@yahoo.ca Knights of Columbus- DinnerOctober 11, Roast Beef Dinner with all fixings, desert, tea & coffee. Knights of Columbus Hall 57 Stella Cres. Trenton. 5-7pm , Cost $10.00. Take out available. Everyone is welcome

Ditch the workout, join the Zumba Party! Fight Breast Cancer with a Party! October 13, 11am to 3pm, Metro Parking Lot, Trenton. $10 per person. Come join the fun!

A Night Of Worship With Chris Bray, Wednesday, October 10, 7 pm, Bethel Pentecostal Church, Trenton (corner of Herman & Dundas Street). Chris is a worship leader, songwriter and Compassion Advocate, who can be heard on UCB Canada. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken.

Bay of Quinte Toastmaster regular meetings every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 6:30-8 pm at the Quinte West Public Library Multi-

The Quinte Region of Circle Of Friends monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30pm in the Recreation Centre, Kenron Estates (north

side of Hwy 2, Bayside). For info. contact Vicki at 613-392-0731 or Martin at 613-438-4407. Military Appreciation Day, Saturday, October 12, 1-4 p.m., 292 King St., Trenton. Military families, support staff and the public are welcome. Complimentary food and refreshments, cash bar, door prizes, try your hand at throwing a rock, face painting, treats. For info: 613-392-5244. Toutes les familles Francophones militaires sont bienvenues.

TWEED Upcoming Flu Clinics: Tuesday, October 9 and 10, 9 am-7 pm, Gateway Community Health Centre, Tweed. October 11, 1-7 pm, Gateway Community Health Centre, Tweed. Friday, October 12, 1-3 pm, St. Matthew’s Hall Marlbank. For info call 613-478-1211. Please wear short sleeves. Line Dancing: Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Lunch is served the 2nd Tues of the month. Hungerford Lion’s Hall, 65 Victoria St N. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Country Music at Actinolite Hall held on the first Sunday of each month has been cancelled.

TYENDINAGA Dance featuring Jeff Code, Sat. Oct. 6, 8-12:00 pm., Orange Hall,

York Rd., Call Helen, 613-396-2087 or Lorraine, 613-396-3269. COMMUNITY CARE Closet Thrift shop, 393 Main St. Deseronto, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00

WARKWORTH The Knitting Guild meets at 1:30 on the second Tuesday of the month at the Community Memorial Hall, Church St., Warkworth. Everyone interested in knitting is invited. Warkworth Spinners and Weavers. Meet 10am, the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Percy Heritage Building. 35 Church St. Warkworth Ont. Contact Karen Richens 705-696-1460. Thursday, October 11, 5:30 pm, Kick off to Small Business Week. Small Business Week is October 14 to 20 recognizing the important role that Small Businesses play. Networking, Door Prizes and more. Pre-registration required, no cost to attend. Light dinner included. 705-653-1551, 4030 County Rd. 30 S., Warkworth

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Local author completes trilogy By Sue Dickens

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EMC Entertainment Warkworth - More than 100,000 words fill the pages of Destiny, a book written by Jennifer Gibson that closes one chapter in her life’s journey, and opens the doors to another. This is her final book in a series she started writing more than three years ago, which led to the launch of her first book, Sway, followed by the second titled Compass. “Destiny was the most difficult to write not because of the storyline but because it was emotionally exhausting; it was quite a journey for me,” she told EMC. The trilogy is based on events taken from her own life experiences as a hard-of-hearing teenager

who was often bullied. “I felt compelled to write this series. I felt the world needed to know, because there’s very few books about this … socially it’s a very isolating disability,” she commented. Writing has given Gibson the opportunity to put into words just how she felt growing up. “I wanted to give people an idea of what it’s like being a teenager especially one with a disability who is hearing impaired,” she explained. The idea for a trilogy came after fans read her first book and demanded more. “Sway is basically an introduction to Jessie, the main character, she’s me, basically a younger version of myself. The book

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contains facets of my life as I was growing up … and you’ll see a lot of situations and scenarios that are true events that happened to me that I’ve incorporated into my stories,” she added. In Compass Jessie tries different jobs to see what she’s good at, to see how she can deal with people, outside of school. In Destiny Jessie gets more jobs and learns a lot more about herself, “in terms of how strong she really is, in terms of how much she’s grown. She’s matured considerably by the third book. She has gained more confidence and self-esteem,” explained Gibson, who describes her books as a window to her soul. “I can recall actual situ-

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The Hockeyville Committee would like to sincerely thank everyone for their efforts, support and enthusiasm during our quest and celebration for Kraft Hockeyville 2012. To all of the passionate voters, generous sponsors, community volunteers and media, we thank you for all the support you have shown over the past year. Big thanks to the arena staff who spent countless hours making our Recreation Centre look so amazing for the Kraft Hockeyville celebrations! We have made memories in StirlingRawdon that will never be forgotten! Play together…stay together! Thanks for everything! - The Stirling Hockeyville Committee

ations and bring all the issues that came along with it, the emotions, the intensity of it and that helped me write,” she said, noting at one point she did have some misgivings. “Once in the hands of

“Don’t give up. Persevere. It takes a lot of courage, but it’s worth it in the end.” publishers it was then I suddenly asked myself what have I done because it is a huge chunk of my life and it’s out there for all the world to see.” But that didn’t stop her from continuing to write. Coincidentally completion of her trilogy coincides with the publication of her first book as a paperback. Sway and Compass were released as e-books through the Canadian company Kobo. “I spent over two years searching for publishers,” said Gibson with excitement. “I was hoping for a Canadian publisher to pick them up so I was searching all across Canada. Every five or six months I sent

out a new query and then one day I saw a site for authors and it was a contest pitch,” she explained. That site brought her writing to the attention of Black Opal Books, a company in the USA, which decided to publish her first book, bringing it to the marketplace as a paperback. The book Sway can now be ordered through Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Barnes and Noble, and “is coming to Chapters in a few weeks.” “All three books are going to be in paperback

eventually,” said Gibson with confidence. Her message to aspiring writers: “Don’t give up. Persevere. It takes a lot of courage, but it’s worth it in the end.” Gibson is donating copies of her book to the local libraries and a book signing is being planned for Cat Sass, in Norwood with signings in the works for Chapters/Indigo outlets in Peterborough and Belleville. To contact the writer directly email: <jenngibson@sympatico.ca>.

Local author Jennifer Gibson celebrates the completion of her trilogy at the same time as her first book in the series makes it to the marketplace as a paperback. Readers wondering about the significance of the use of the game Scrabble will have to read the book. Photo: Sue Dickens

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Northern reeves challenge culture study By Jack Evans

EMC News - Belleville When it comes to the new Quinte Cultural Plan, north Hastings reeves think like Annie Oakley in the hit musical: “doin’ what comes natcherly.” “It’s a waste of money,” said Reeve Carl Tinney of Faraday. His thoughts were

echoed by Reeve Dan McCaw of Wollaston. Both contended that most cultural activities, like most of the county’s economy, are based in the south and there is little benefit or impact north of Highway 7. They were commenting after Greg Baeker of the consultant firm presented an

overview of the plan which, he said, should be implemented over ten years. County Planner Brian McComb rose to defend the report, recalling his involvement with a similar study in Prince Edward County five years ago which has led to solid economic growth and benefit to the entire county in

the Loyal Blues Fellowship Inc, your local Blues Society, affiliated with the International Blues Foundation. The Fellowship hosts monthly jams and coffee houses at the Engineers Hall, in Belleville, and produces a “Blues in the

Schools” program in the area’s school boards. To register for the competition, contact Peggy Voigt, President, Loyal Blues Fellowship Inc at <festival@ loyalblue.ca> or call 613-3921025.

Challenge dates announced

EMC Entertainment - The Loyal Blues Fellowship Inc invites tour-ready blues acts to take part in this year’s “Road to Memphis Challenge.” This competition is open to local solo/duos or bands that are ready to compete at an international level, can obtain valid passports, and are members of the Loyal Blues Fellowship Inc. (Membership available). The winners of this local competition will be eligible to compete at the International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, from Tuesday, January 29, through Saturday, February 2. Full competition rules and detailed information on this fantastic competition in its 29th year, are available on the Blues Foundations web site, <blues.org>. Locally, the Fellowship will hold a preliminary round on October 21, at Legendz Pub on Highway 62 across the Bay Bridge from Belleville in Rossmore. The top qualifying acts from this preliminary will be invited to compete at the final round, Saturday, November 17, at Stix & Stones, 164 Front Street, in Trenton. ($5 admission) Both rounds of competition are open to the public, and we encourage you to attend for your chance to catch some amazing local talent! This event is organized by

recent years. The key thrust of recommendations was for more collaboration between various cultural organizations and activities, starting with a “round table” of municipal staff and cultural group representatives to work toward implementation. The plan was funded by Hastings County and the cities of Belleville and Quinte West, plus the province and the Eastern Ontario Economic Development Fund. Baeker noted it was an eight-month process involving some 340 people. He argued that while Canada has lost 340,000 manufacturing jobs in the past few years, creative sec-

tor jobs have added about 200,000, and the creative economy is expected to grow by 40 per cent over the next decade. Andrew Redden, county economic development director, in introducing Baeker, reminded that cultural tourism and other economic growth benefits were the main reason the county initiated the study. Council passed the study for adoption and implementation. In other business, Warden Rick Phillips announced a donation of $20,000 from the John and Bernice Parrott Foundation toward the new fitness facility in Hastings Manor.

Council was also referred to a report from the Trent Conservation Coalition for Drinking Water Source Protection for review and comment. Estimated costs for some Hastings County municipalities over five years are extremely high, such as $1.4 million for Stirling-Rawdon and almost $550,000 for Marmora-Lake. Warden Phillips also expressed continuing concern over proposed riding boundary changes and said he and others are working on alternatives with the electoral boundary commission to prevent the County of Hastings from being completely broken up.

EMC News - Brighton Northumberland OPP were dispatched to a Young Street property early last week after thieves entered an unlocked shed at a construction site and removed six 30-inch by 60-inch white sliding windows along with three bundles of insulation. The estimated value of the theft is approximately $2,100. An 18-year-old Cramahe Township male has been charged with mischief and possession of property obtained by crime after a pickup truck and an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) were stolen from a Campbellford business. On September 21, while the owner of the 2000 Nissan Frontier truck was inside inquiring about repairs, the vehicle was stolen along with the business owner’s four-wheel Yahama Blaster. Two days later, the truck was found, spray painted and covered in mud, south of Warkworth. The ATV was also recovered just east of where it was taken. Another 18-year-old male, of no fixed address, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime.

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