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Belleville Bulls players Adam Bignell and Daniel De Sousa chase down the puck being handled by Ottawa 67’s player Connor Brown during second-period OHL action at the Yardmen Arena Sunday afternoon. Photo: Michael J Brethour Please see “Bulls” on page 19

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EMC News - Belleville Quinte Health Care officials visited Belleville Council Monday with a detailed report on their financial situation and problems, They include the new patient-based funding formula now used by Ontario, which in turn means a cut of about one per cent for Quinte Health Care. That translates into about $1 million for the current year, rising to a $1.5-million shortfall by next March 31. Making the presentation were Board Chair Brian Smith and Mary Clare Egberts, President and CEO. The new funding model is “the right decision for our patients,” they insisted, and in the “long term” will provide better stability for the system as well. But there are some pain-

ful adjustments in the short term, they added. “There is increasing need for hospital services; there will be less money for hospitals; status quo is not an option; the challenge is enormous; timing is urgent; tinkering will not be enough.” Those were some of the points they made in a presentation which was essentially one to inform council about what is going on rather than ask for anything. One significant attack front is on waste. “The waste factor in health care is 30 to 50 per cent,” they stated, not referring specifically to Quinte Health Care but hospitals across Ontario and Canada. The local hospital and others recognize that and are working to address it, but it is not easy. As examples,

they said: “It takes 30 to 45 minutes of paperwork to discharge one patient.” Any form of patient delays, such as late arrival, waiting for discharge or waiting for appointments, represent inefficiency and waste. Other factors include duplicate or inappropriate testing, staff waiting for necessary equipment, chasing patient information and others. They also reviewed measures already implemented to address a deficit, some eight specific points, including a freeze on some vacant positions, reduced administration and cutbacks in outpatient physiotherapy. Six other measures planned for the rest of the year include reduce waste of supplies, reduce security, eliminate some paper reports and improve revenue from preferred ac-

commodation. Council received the presentation with little discussion. Also making an appeal to council for assistance was Belleville Theatre Guild President David Henderson who sought an improved location for the guild’s annex location. That too was received. Mayor Neil Ellis summed it up as an “almost wasted” meeting in terms of significant issues. Meanwhile council went into a special meeting Tuesday for its annual capital budget sessions. A major decision facing council is whether to accommodate some pressing infrastructure needs by longterm debt, seek to “pay as you go” by increased tax levies, or delay action on some longneeded projects, such as a new police station.

EMC News - Belleville Last week was audit time at Loyalist College. But it wasn’t the almighty greenback that was being audited last week, rather the college’s waste recycling program. The current company contracted for the college’s waste is Green For Life; as part of their contract, trash audits are performed to see where the college is succeeding and where perhaps they may be failing. Chuck Kunc, environmental specialist with Green For Life, said trash audits are necessary according to Ministry of the Environment regulations 102 and 103. He said with institutions the size of Loyalist, trash audits are necessary to first determine what particular materials are in their waste and then that data is used to create a waste reduction plan. He explained that he and environmental and bio sciences student volunteers would sort the trash collected from six locations within the college, which in turn would be gathered and photographed to aid in the report GFL will present to the college. “That will let them know how well their recycling program is working and the types of things they need to work on,” said Kunc. In regards to the students helping with the audit, Kunc said that their assistance provides them with handson training in an aspect of their field as well as reducing the cost of the audit for the college. Kunc said there are financial benefits to having a fine-tuned waste recycling program. “Anytime you can reduce the amount of waste you are putting out for disposal Please see “Loyalist” on page 3

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EMC Lifestyles - The Belleville Public Library invites children to come in and check out the new children’s books flowing onto the shelves on a regular basis. Canadian children’s authors come and go, new ones arrive and others are around for many years writing a delightful variety of books. Some children’s authors dabble in adult and teen literature while there are adult authors who dabble in children’s books. Gordon Korman wrote his first book, This Can’t be Happening in MacDonald Hall when he was only 12 years old. He generally writes for children but sometimes for the 12- to 14-year-old audience. His latest title, Ungifted, is one of those books; Donovan is always getting mixed up in pranks, but instead of being punished the administrators send him to a school for gifted and talented students. He begins to wonder where his talent comes from. He finally finds acceptance when it is discovered that his experience with a joystick can help win an upcoming competition with a robot called Tin Man. Penny Draper grew up travelling and being adventurous and that piqued her interest in writing stories for children that are full of discovery and information. The Disaster Strikes series allows children to experience different Canadian disasters such as when Turtle Mountain fell on a town or the ice storm in 1998. These books are very realistic and provide an intriguing read. The love and passion for Sherlock Holmes is buried in history and people will always be fascinated by him. Shane Peacock, a young Canadian author, has brought him alive for children. His latest, Becoming Holmes, is the last in the Boy Sherlock Holmes series, and takes children to the brink of his youthful career and his decision to make a living out of solving mysteries. Not to be left out are the Canadian children’s picture book writers. Melanie Watt keeps writing about Scaredy Squirrel and her newest book is a Christmas one; Robert Munsch’s It’s My Room! is delightfully funny and we are also eagerly awaiting a Christmas book from him; Genevieve Cote, a Governor-General’s award winning illustrator has a new book called Mr. King’s Things; Andrea Spalding has written Seal Song with illustrations from another award winner, Pascal Milelli. Also recommended is Mike Leonetti’s, Crosby’s Golden Goal which continues his series about well-known hockey players. Canadian children’s writers are now more plentiful than ever and with Canada’s rich history there will be no shortage of story lines for years to come. To find these books and other great reads for children visit the children’s area and browse through the amazing variety of titles.

Ornaments will help area children By Michael J Brethour

EMC News - Belleville The annual A&W Christmas ornaments are interesting collectibles, but they also help make sure area children have a little something under the tree at Christmas time. For the third consecutive year, A&W franchise owner Brian Rhodes has stepped up to support Jodi Donovan’s annual toy drive in memory of her late husband Bill, by donating 50 cents from the sale of every one of the ornaments from his Bell Boulevard store for her toy drive. In previous years Donovan’s drive has donated to Belleville Firefighters Association, but this year owing to bureaucracy, Donovan is looking for other ways to reach the city’s needy. The ornaments sell for $3.49, and this year’s ornament is the famous A&W bear tangled up in Christmas tree lights beside a miniature tree; last year’s was a snowboarding bear and the year before was a bear playing hockey. “They make the perfect stocking gift, or an inexpensive gift for kids’ teachers, bus drivers or postal workers, just as a memento showing some Christmas spirit,” he said. “

For the past nine years, Rhodes has been a supporter of the Belleville Firefighters toy drive, hosting a drop off box at his business, but said that when he heard of Donovan’s efforts last year he just wished to do more. This year he continues to support Donovan’s separate drive. Rhodes said 50 cents from every sale goes to the toy drive and he noted the Bell Boulevard Restaurant has 1,000 of the ornaments in stock. “We will continue to sell them until we’re sold out; hopefully we will sell out to help Jodi’s drive,” said Rhodes. He warned that collecting the ornaments might be addictive, “Once you get one you end up grabbing one every year … once you have one you can’t stop,” joked Rhodes.

Belleville A&W franchise owner Brian Rhodes holds up the Christmas Tree A&W bear Christmas ornament; he will be donating a portion of the sales proceeds to Jodi Donovan’s annual toy drive to benefit area children at Christmas. Photo: Michael J Brethour

And the winners are … EMC Entertainment Belleville - The Quinte Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the Festival of Trees decorating competition. There are two awards given out for the Best Themed Tree. You Wanna Have A Café won

Best Themed Tree for their “Legend of the Christmas Spider” Tree inspired by the Tim Burton, Nightmare Before Christmas gala theme. Salon You is the runner-up. Thrasher Garden and Nursery Centre won Best Themed Tree for the Candy Cane

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Maureen Piercy, president of Loyalist College, said the audits are essential to keeping the constant influx of new students aware of the recycling policies of the college not to mention the benefit of training students of the current industry standards within their

Lane theme. Runner-up was the Quinte Harvest Church. The Most Traditional Tree went to Maxwell Paper with Quinte Ballet School the runner-up. Quinte Film Alternative took the Most Artistic Tree with JB Print Solutions the runner-up. Each of the winners will receive a trophy and gift certificate after the Festival. “We had amazing sup-

port from tree sponsors and decorators,” stated Jane Simpson, chair of the Tree & Wreath Committee. “Trees this year were outstanding and it was an exciting addition having a contest. Congratulations to winners. Thanks to all participants for their enthusiasm, creativity and energy,” she added. There are more than 68

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Rock For Relief 3 surpasses goal By Michael J Brethour

EMC News - Belleville Hurricane Sandy may have blown mightily, but our local musicians can sing like the angels … well, maybe more like the Boss. In the end the music and hope for those left behind in the wake of the tropical storm prevailed last Thursday night in Belleville with the conclusion of Rock For Relief 3 that saw $14,250 raised for the Red Cross. Andy Forgie, marketing director at the Empire Theatre and front man for All You Need Is Love and Ed’s Garage, said the amount generated was far beyond

the projected $10,000 that had been hoped for. “We had a great, great night … wonderful support from the community and of course the media helping to promote the event,” stated Forgie. Those funds Forgie noted were generated from the ticket sales of the event, a Bruce Springsteen collectable plaque, and a lastminute donation from Eric Lindenburg who donated a 50-inch plasma and Harmony Music’s donation of a Fender Acoustic guitar. The night featured Bruce Springsteen’s hits and rock ’n’ roll classics inspired by the music of




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the Jersey Shore and The Big Apple. The Red Cross will distribute the funds. In addition to All You Need Is Love, the concert featured local bands The Far Side, Big Black Smoke, Ed’s Garage and Centennial Secondary School Choir performing songs by Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Dion, The Drifters, South Side Johnny, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon and the Isley Brothers to name a few. Forgie noted the support of the musicians was unbelievable. “They just said tell me when and I’ll be there. Some of these guys drove from out of town to hop on stage to play a song or two. It was just amazing support … a lot of these guys dove into the deep end because they may have not had a

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old English style riverfront home, takes inspiration from natural elements with vibrant colours such as vintage apple green and chartreuse. Christine Denouden of Kleur Design, a boutique interior design firm, is the designer for the decorations at this home and singer guitarist, Louise Ford will entertain. Marisa Howard of Marisa Howard Design showcases her talents at 115 Sycamore Street, Corbyville. This custom built open home is warmed with a traditional family Christmas inspired

theme. Carolynda Duo will perform classical music with flute and clarinet. The home at 69 Simcoe Street, Belleville, is an elegant custom built riverfront home where visitors will enjoy the west coast chic decor with a festive focus on natural elements inspired by a “green living” theme by Kristen Morrison of Kristen Morrison Designs. There will also be floral elements by Blooms and Events by Thompson Tents and performance by guitarist Matt Smith. Kerri Troutman and Kel-

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IF YOU WORK IN ONTARIO, THIS IS YOUR FIGHT. On September 11, 2012, the Ontario Liberal government passed Bill 115, the Putting Students First Act, 2012.

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8.6 out of 10. Sally Freeman noted that the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council has announced a new marketing firm and are developing a web site. Tourism operators will be able to promote themselves, focusing on regional experiences and encourage diverse travel. A presentation was made by Karen Fischer of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, promoting a First Impressions Cultural Exchange with another community. City staff have provided a community

profile as a first step in the process. The program involves matching communities together of equal size and attributes and visiting each other to provide a review of the findings of downtown revitalization, industrial parks, tourism offerings and overall impression. “It gives a new set of eyes to look at the community in a different way,” Fischer said. She noted that Belleville has been matched with Woodstock. Mayor John Williams suggested matching Quinte West with Vegas.

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and music is provided by Daniel Vaughan. Designer Yvon Menard, has moved his tailoring service and Set the Scene special event decorating service to the east end bungalow at 180 Bleecker Avenue, Belleville. The decor goes from simple to lavish as he sets the scene with a glitz and glam festive Christmas decor. His home features musician Rick Bauer. At 175 George Street, Belleville, is a classic Georgian style home with antique modern and oldfashioned traditional decor by Rosehips Wedding Events Studio. Designer Sheila Fernley will be creating a lush antique yet contemporary look using magnolia leaves, burgundy and red accents with touches of black. Sheila also loves to use unusual elements for contrast such as fresh fruits, pods, cones and flowers such as orchids and hydrangeas. Sheila hopes her look will evoke warm comforting feelings of Christmas. This is Sheila’s 13th Home Tour with Tony Silvestri providing the music. “We love Christmas! So what better volunteer job for two real estate professionals than to showcase a bevy of sumptuously decorated homes in town and in the country which reflect the styles and fash-

ions of this year’s festive season,” says co-chair Alison Knudsen. “One hundred per cent of the proceeds from this amazing event are redirected back to the Quinte Arts Council which is a registered not-for-profit community arts organization working to develop, integrate and promote creative culture and artistic opportunities in our community,”adds co-chair Debbie McKinney. The Quinte Arts Council wishes to thank Debbie McKinney and Alison Knudsen for organizing the event this year; committee members Sheila Fernley, Mary Hall, Mary Rushlow, and Carol Bauer; home tour photographer, Adam Tilley, the homeowners and the house monitor volunteers for their support. From 6 until 9 p.m. on November 29, home tour attendees are invited to enjoy warm cider compliments of Campbell’s Orchards and cookies at the Quinte Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop at 36 Bridge Street East. The event is sponsored by Re/Max Quinte and Scotiabank. Tickets to the Home Tour are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 613-962-1232 or visiting the Quinte Arts Council at 36 Bridge Street East, Belleville.

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Dear Editor, Watching the Grey Cup on Sunday night, I’m the only one in the room who remembered Joe Krol, a sixfoot 200-pound Polish quarterback from Hamilton who won five Grey Cups with the Argos. Joe, who could pass, kick and run, was considered as possibly the most

versatile player in Canadian football history. Together with Royal Copeland, the pair became the formidable “Gold Dust Twins.” Little kids in the 1940s learned how to drop-kick a football through the uprights and most Ontario kids worshipped their heroes like Copeland and King Krol.

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swift and unbiased, often disputed, (see Rocket Richard), but always obeyed. The contrast of the NHL from my vivid “little kid memories of heroes,” to the complete abandonment of both “little and big kid fans of today” is astounding. Gary Bettman is in fact now presiding over the “Weasel War Trials”! Instead of offering leadership in restraining misguided and greedy participants on both sides of the table—like Clarence Campbell would have done—he demonstrates his true Weasel character. We, who were so faithful for so long, don’t care about you NHL tyrants anymore.

You stiffed us, and ignored us, and gouged us, and were unfaithful to us. My final punishment must be meted out to the Chairman of the Weasels—Gary Bettman. I envision a long pass to him in full flight at centre ice. He is met by Wild Bill Ezinicki who delivers the most thunderous body-check of all time. A cart-wheeling Weasel is indeed thrown to the rafters where he is impaled upon a golden hockey stick and left to writhe there for eternity. And so it was written. Yours truly, Wyley Canuck, aka Ken Leavens, Stirling

Waging war with love Dear Editor, Re: Gwynne Dyer November 22- Gaza: Another Pre-Election War? Gwynne Dyer’s editorial brings some insights into political decision making. I tend to agree with Mr. Dyer that Israeli PM Netanyahu had no need politically to start a pre-election war with Hamas. Hamas’ political motives for starting a war at any time differs from Israel. Israelis are the first people in history to grant the Palestinians their own viable, geographically coherent, potentially sovereign state. Instead of building the state, Hamas prefers to use the Gaza strip as a lawless platform for Jew-killing. Regardless what happens when the Israelis fight back, these deluded anti-Semites always declare victory. When Israelis die that is called a “military victory.” When Palestinian civilians die, that is called a “propaganda victory.” When Hamas fighters die, that is expression of martyrdom, and is called a “spiritual victory.” Given this mental model, it makes political sense at any time for Hamas to start a war with Israel. Hamas started this war when on November 10, they attacked an Israeli mobile patrol inside Israeli territory. This was a conflict of Hamas’ own choosing. The fact that the damage to their civilians was much less than in 2008, reflected Israelis’ decision making, not Hamas’ capabilities. While there are few international rules of war, proportionality of response is not one. Israel PM Netanyahu scored some international


political points by protecting Palestinian civilians and waging war with love, as opposed to Hamas, who wage war with hate. In a typical war, one often attempts to starve the enemy into defeat, or targets and terrorizes civilians. Some examples include: World War II - Allies attempted to starve Japan before it launched nuclear bombs for a quicker end. The Germans attempt to starve Russians in Stalingrad. World War II - Allies fire bombed Dresden and killed massive numbers of civilians Syrian civil war - just recently the Syrian government bombed the Aleppo hospital. In the Gaza war at the same time as rockets are in the air flying to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel does the following: Israel shipped about 100 trucks daily of food and medical supplies to Gaza. The market price of bananas did not increase as there was no shortage. On a single day during the war Israel evacuated 26 critically ill Gazans for treatment in Israeli medical facilities, a routine occurrence. Much of Gaza’s purified

water is provided by Israel. Gaza receives more than 100 megawatts of electrical power from Israel, even though the town the source power plant is located in is targeted by Hamas rocket fire. Israel took over Hamas radio as well as dropped leaflets telling civilians to leave an area containing underground missiles before they were destroyed. They even provided the safest route to take to a safe area. Any other country in the world would have stopped humanitarian aid until the rockets stopped. Netanyahu has shown the world how Israelis can WAGE WAR WITH LOVE despite Hamas waging war with HATE. Going forward, Hamas has no strategy except the obliteration of Israel. Israel has no long-term strategy to deal with Hamas’ belligerence. Egypt is the wild card with the potential to support a period of calm. I note the best thing about banging one’s head against the wall, is how good it feels when you stop. I hope and pray this ceasefire lasts a long time for both sides. Oscar Zimmerman, Brighton

Hostages in their own country Dear Editor, Re Oscar Zimmerman’s facts in his November 16 letter. Fact 2 quote, “the ones who stayed …” The Palestinians are not free to come and go as stated. The Palestinians are surrounded by Israelis at

checkpoints. The Palestinians are hostages in their own country. Israel is not a democratic country as Netanyahu suggests. Confiscating Palestinian land for Jewish settlers is not democratic. H. Howarth, Tweed





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Morsi goes too far EMC Editorial “There is no middle ground, no dialogue before [Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi] rescinds this declaration,” said prodemocracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed ElBaradei. “There is Gwynne Dyer no room for dialogue when a dictator imposes the most oppressive, abhorrent measures and then says “let us split the difference.” Morsi won last June’s presidential election fair and square, but many Egyptians really are frightened that his decree of November 22 sweeps aside the democratic gains of last year’s revolution. The decree gives him absolute power, although he swears it is only for a limited time. Morsi was already governing by decree pending a new parliamentary election, since the courts had dissolved the lower house of parliament because the election was flawed. His latest decree declares that the courts cannot challenge any of his edicts until that new election takes place. The decree also states that he can take any steps necessary to defeat undefined “threats to the revolution” and nobody can ask the courts to decide whether those steps are legal and justifiable. In theory, at least, Morsi has given himself greater powers than the former dictator, Hosni Mubarak, ever possessed. This is as puzzling as it is alarming, since nothing in Morsi’s previous history suggests that he wants to be Egypt’s next dictator. He is a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood and shares its conservative social and religious values, but that organisation, the mainstay of opposition to Egypt’s military dictators during half a century of tyranny, has moved a long way from its radical and sometimes violent origins. So was Morsi a wolf in sheep’s clothing, just waiting for the chance to impose Islamic rule on everybody, including liberals, Christians, and secular Egyptians? How else can you explain what he has just done? The answer matters, because if Egypt, by far the most populous Arab country (90 million people), succumbs to a new tyranny, then the whole “Arab Spring” was just a brief illusion. Morsi’s actions are wrong, but he is not actually aiming at a dictatorship. He just wants to thwart the Supreme Judicial Council, made up of judges who almost all date from the Mubarak era, which had already dismissed the first body charged with writing a new constitution. There were indications that it might be about to dissolve the second one on the same grounds. The grounds were legally sound, for the first assembly chosen by parliament included a large number of MPs who belonged

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to the Islamic parties, although the law said that members of parliament could not themselves sit in the Constituent Assembly. A second Constituent Assembly, chosen in June, once again included members of parliament in clear defiance of the law, which is why it is facing further court challenges. In the last month or so, the prospect that this new body will produce a constitution based mainly on Islamic law led most of the secular and Christian elements to withdraw. That deprived it of a voting quorum, but the remaining members, including many MPs linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, carried on regardless, so there was a growing probability that a new court ruling would dismiss this assembly too. Morsi moved swiftly, not only giving himself supreme powers beyond the ability of the courts to challenge, but specifically forbidding the Supreme Judicial Council to dismiss the second Constituent Assembly. He also gave that assembly an extra two months to finish writing the constitution, after which it would have to be approved by referendum. Only then (perhaps next May) would a new lower house of parliament be elected, and once the constitution is in place and the subsequent election is past, Morsi promised, he will relinquish his extraordinary powers. But by then Egypt would have an Islamic constitution, and almost certainly a lower house of parliament dominated by the Islamic parties. What is happening now, therefore, is not the rise of a new dictatorship but rather a ruthless political manoeuvre aimed at creating a democratic but Islamic Egypt. Naturally, it frightens a large proportion of the 49 per cent of Egyptians who voted against Morsi in the presidential election earlier this year, and it absolutely terrifies the country’s 8 million Christians. Morsi’s edict has been met with impassioned protest in the streets, and the formation of a National Salvation Front aimed at uniting all non-Islamist groups to force Morsi to rescind his edicts. Its leaders include three of the candidates who ran against Morsi in the election earlier this year. But that may not be enough. The truth is that the elections produced a parliamentary majority and a president who want to impose Islamic law, and that its opponents are using various legal devices in an attempt to stop the process. Moreover, a new constitution imposing Islamic law would almost certainly get a “yes” in a referendum. But the other truth is that majorities in a democracy should not try to impose their religious and social views on large minorities who do not share them. Morsi is already showing signs of wanting to compromise, but, as ElBaradei pointed out, he cannot take these extreme measures and then offer to “split the difference.” Egypt is in for a rough ride.

A solution to our flawed political system

Dear Editor, I would like to commend Kurt Crist on his recent letter, and his perceptive observations about one of the major flaws in our parliamentary system. I have a similar solution, but I think we have to work through the political parties. I believe he is perfectly correct that Stephen Harper is a virtual dictator, being PM with a majority in parliament, because he commands the votes of all his party members. The flaw that Kurt mentions is the fact that all MPs must vote the party line, except in those rare occasions of a free vote. In observing our system for 50 plus years, I believe

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what happens is that new MPs are indoctrinated by the sitting members that parliament has a whole different culture, and all it’s traditions are sacrosanct, and not to be challenged. To which I say, Tommyrot! I believe the solution to the flaw Kurt mentioned, could be reformed, by simple agreement of all the political parties in the house. Instead of considering every vote, like a vote of confidence, they could and should, define the term of a confidence motion, and severely restrict such votes to a limited number. All other votes, would be considered free votes. By gosh, we then might actually have democracy break out. MPs, instead of acting like trained seals, could actually vote their conscience, or better yet the polled opinion of their constituents. To me this is just one of several reforms needed in our system because without them, both the federal and provincial government are increasing becoming more irrelevant to many younger people. I fear that one day they will call an election and no one will come out to vote! Could you imagine all the groaning and whining the politicians would make then! John A. D. McLean, Belleville

All I want for Christmas is … By Terry Bush EMC Editorial - We don’t really make Christmas lists around our place anymore. Instead we seem to always decide to give each other some lame, though expensive and much-needed home appliance or vehicle or if we’re lucky and nothing has broken down, a trip we’d already planned to take. This year, we’ve once again decided to follow the same route forsaking our birthday and Christmas presents in search of knowledge and fun in some far-flung place. People generally don’t understand why we put ourselves through the jet lag, risk of poisonous snakes and insects, heat, cold, humidity and paucity of English-speaking natives when we could just lie on a beach. When we’ve stood on the side of a road in the blazing midday sun for half a day wondering what became of that bus that was supposed to take us to our next destination five hours away, we usually wonder the same thing. Fact of the matter is, we’re travellers and only fellow travellers can fully appreciate the allure of the many trials and tribulations that await us. We’ve tried to explain ourselves many times to no avail. People see us come home sick from our adventures and shake their heads. Some vacation they say. And that’s the thing. It’s not a vacation, it’s a trip. We’ll take a vacation when we’re older, we say, not really knowing what the word older means anymore. Older when you’re in your teens means your twenties. Older in your twenties means your forties. Now that we’re in our fifties and still run into people in their sixties walking through airports carrying backpacks, older means when we’re in our seventies. Where once we could just grab a backpack and go, we now have to train for a couple of months so we don’t seize up the first day out. Maybe we already are older. The difference between travelling and taking a vacation down south is simple. The smart people who travel to the Caribbean and spend their time at an all-inclusive resort, come home tanned and well-fed. They often don’t see much of the country and only get to know the locals who wait on them at the resort but that doesn’t really matter. The whole point of going south isn’t to immerse one’s self in local culture, it’s to head out with friends and family and experience a great time away from our frosty winters. Same with the folks who love to cruise. Fly to where you get on the boat, board, kick back and have a good time. There will be several ports of call along the way where you can get off and shop. Your ship will usually be docked long enough to take a bus tour to see some of the local sights. Get back on and away you go. The buffet table awaits and once again, the pants may be a little snugger on the way home. (The more I write, the more I think everyone else knows more than we do about having a good time. We usually lose ten pounds per trip.) With us, it’s all about getting away from everything North American and discovering what’s out there. It’s the allure of adventure and unpredictability. It’s about seeing wildlife in its natural habitat and people too. It’s about handing a little ball that cost a quarter in Canada to some barefoot child in tattered clothing and receiving a smile that stretches from ear to ear. It’s about being the last two people to board a beat up minivan bus with a broken frame that already has 25 smiling occupants sitting on top of each other. It’s about a friendly dump truck driver stopping in the middle of nowhere and asking if you’d like a ride to the next village and then having him arrange another ride for you in the back of a half-ton full of fruit. Wherever we travel, we come home with great memories. Even the bad ones mellow with age and years later, we can even laugh at ourselves and some of the predicaments we’ve gotten ourselves into. The older we get, the more we realize how stupid and trusting we were and how close we could have been to not coming home at all. When we watch television at home, we smile and look at each other whenever we see a familiar sight and say in unison, “We’ve been there.” There’s nothing quite like being self-satisfied and smug in the privacy of one’s own home. We’ve made friends along the way and have stayed with some of them in their home countries and they’ve stayed with us. We hope to make many more. My favourite reason to travel is once again this year I won’t have to travel to the Quinte Mall or any other store to purchase a Christmas gift for my wife because we’re eventually going to get on an airplane. While the rest of you are swearing and cursing at the people who are swearing and cursing at you, I’ll be looking at some Lonely Planet guidebook doing a little research on some foreign locale. Merry Christmas to me. Belleville EMC - Thursday, November 29, 2012


Denim and Diamonds will fund hospice programs the sellout of last year’s event that generated over $156,000, this year the organization has elected to print a total of 550 tickets. “We think we can sell all of them,” noted Graham. The cost is $125 per ticket or $1,250 per table. The event generates funds, but more so it is a showcase of awareness letting the public know what Hospice Quinte is and what they do. “We would love to hit the same target as last year, but we don’t set a particular target, just aim to raise as much as we possibly can,” said Graham. For over 20 years, Hospice Quinte has been providing palliative care to the terminally ill and support to the bereaved in Belleville and Quinte West. Over those

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EMC News - Belleville Country meets the city. That’s the theme concept behind the upcoming Denim and Diamonds Gala for Hospice Quinte in April 2013. Though the annual event is a ways off, organizers at Hospice Quinte noted that with the upcoming holiday season, gala tickets would make an excellent gift for that special someone and to keep the organization in mind over the holiday season. Erica Graham, community relations and fund development officer for Hospice Quinte, said the gala will once again be held at the Wally Dever arena in Belleville with the Banquet Centre catering the meal. Graham said that with

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support program for them,” she said. A new program called the What About Me program is soon starting up with the Hospice. It will cater to all

ages of the family in order to cope with the loss of a loved one. For more information on Hospice Quinte or for tickets call 613-966-6610.

EMC News - Belleville About one hundred people came to learn more about emerging rights for people with disabilities at a workshop held November 27. The workshop addressed questions including: What are the emerging legal rights issues for people with disabilities? What challenges do these people face due to cutbacks in special funding programs? How can services be improved to make them more accessible to people with disabilities? The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre, based in Belleville, provided the workshop in partnership with the Toronto-based ARCH Disability Law Centre. Those in attendance included individuals with disabilities and representatives of organizations who work with them. Michele Leering, executive director of CALC opened the session. She said the organizers want to increase knowledge and understanding of the legal issues, especially among “people who help people who need help.” Leering introduced Laurie Letheren, a staff lawyer with ARCH who outlined the challenges. Letheren explained that at her organization, which covers the entire province, all the clients are people with disabilities. ARCH provides telephone summary advice and helps individuals get legal help. From the calls it receives, ARCH identifies “test cases” which it takes on to challenge a law or government initiative. She gave the example of Emily Eaton, a

young girl with disabilities who wanted to attend a regular school. The fight with her school board took 18 years. The decision, when it came, was too late to help Emily, but may help others. Letheren outlined several issues for those with disabilities. They included the right to full inclusion, which she called “the grand objective our work is trying to promote.” Another issue is the right of those with disabilities to make their own decisions. Letheren added that the person with disabilities must un-

derstand the challenges and know the consequences. The challenges of using technology and the right to have disability needs accommodated were also of concern. “Accommodations aren’t luxuries, they are essential,” said Letheren. Following Letheren’s address, Dan McCabe, a lawyer with CALC, spoke about two planned cuts to provincial social assistance programs which he described as “very troubling.” The cuts are planned to the Community Startup and Maintenance Benefit and the

Home repairs Benefit. CALC describes the two programs as “homelessness prevention benefits” and urges the public to call or visit local MPPs to ask that the cuts be reversed. Petitions are available at CALC offices at 158 George Street and its satellite offices in Bancroft, Madoc, Napanee, Picton and Trenton. The petition is also available at the office of MPP Todd Smith. For more information call CALC at 613-966-8686 (toll free at 1-877-966-8714; TTY at 613-966-8714) or visit <www.>.

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years the client demand has increased from five patients per month, to 75 per month. The organization boasts over 125 volunteers that work in various capacities within the organization. The Local Health Integration Network provides about 30 per cent of the annual operating budget of the organization, the rest of those dollars come from fund-raising initiatives like the Hospice gala and other events within the community. The organization projected that 39 bereavement groups would be held in 2012; in the first six months of the year the organization facilitated 81 groups. Besides providing palliative care, the organization provides day programs at the hospice on Dundas Street East that includes a support group in the morning followed by activities in the afternoon. “The patients get to talk to one another and socialize a bit and in addition it provides a bit of respite to the caregivers,” explained Graham.

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Frankford Santa Claus Parade warms up the crowd By Kate Everson

EMC Events - Frankford It was so cold that even Santa was shivering on his sleigh and all his elves were clinging to the reindeer as they paraded through Frankford Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sun is shining,â&#x20AC;? said organizer Lynda Reid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a beautiful day!â&#x20AC;? It was a cold, blustery day but the little children were warmly dressed, standing or sitting by the side of the road for this annual event. Mittens, tuques, scarves and big, warm boots kept them snug as moms and dads put up their parkas

and enjoyed the show. There were dogs in sweaters, horses in colourful pony tails, a long-eared rabbit and a reluctant goat, small horses pulling carts, motorcycles all lit up, church floats, Boy Scouts and school children all along for the parade. The fire trucks and the

floats mixed in with the marching bands who came all the way from Cobourg. Along the way, children in bright costumes passed

Frankford Legion where hot chocolate warmed them up. Then it was off to the glorious Christmas Fantasy in the Tourist

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Dear Editor, I wish to express my thanks and gratitude to the Quinte Humane Society, Belleville, for saving the life of my dear friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dog, Snoopy. Snoopy is a seven-yearold female border collie/ boxer cross. She was adopted by my friend as a pup. My friend had adopted her for a companion dog. He was ill and needed a friend. Snoopy as it turned out was perfect for him. He went through a very bad time in his illness and Snoopy never left his side, sleeping by his bed and taking care of his emotional needs. She was as loyal as they come and he doted on her. This fall, Snoopy became ill. She was impregnated by mistake (our fault). About four weeks into her pregnancy she took a turn for the worse. A pup died and her uterus became infected and ruptured. We called every vet in the area begging

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for help. We could not pay the bill immediately and wished to make arrangements. Not one would help; they turned us away. In desperation we contacted the Quinte Humane Society to see if they knew of any vet who would take the dog in and treat her. They gave us a number but their funding for the year had been used up and they also turned us away. We had to surrender Snoopy to the Quinte Humane Society to save her life. There were no promises that we would get her back. It was a very sad day indeed. My friend was in tears, terribly upset he could not be there for Snoopy in her time of need as she had been there for him not so long ago. Snoopy was rushed into surgery, very, very ill. The vet who attended to her saved her life. Thanks be to this unnamed vet. We stayed in constant con-

tact with the Quinte Humane Society to learn of Snoopyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress. Finally, Snoopy was on the mend. The question still remained: will Snoopy be returned or will she be put up for adoption. When I finally managed to ask the question the response was affirmative. She could return home. The bill for her care was enormous! Around the $3,000 mark. We told them we would pay on time payments each month and were astonished to learn, that the Quinte Humane Society were only going to charge us $500. We are ever so grateful. I wish to ask readers to think of a small donation to the humane society in your area this Christmas. They really are unsung heroes to people like us. Brad Harris c/o Trish Poce Eldorado

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Enterprise facilitation celebrates three years By Richard Turtle

EMC News - Ivanhoe It has been three years since Darcelle Runciman first agreed to a six-month contract as the county’s enterprise facilitation coordinator, and for many local businesses that was cause for celebration. Hosted at the Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall last Wednesday evening, the Enterprise Facilitation Business Showcase brought together several area entrepreneurs, economic development officials and supporters to mark the successes seen in recent years. After an outline of the services offered by Runciman, she introduced other speakers including Warden Rick Phillips, Economic Development Manager Andrew Redden, Stirling-Rawdon Economic Development Officer Elisha Purchase and several of those who have benefited directly from Runciman’s guidance. The job, she explains, is quite simply to ensure new and small businesses are operating at peak efficiency and taking advantage of all the available resources and contacts in order to diversify and grow. Sometimes it involves filling out applica-

tions, drawing up detailed business plans or discussing future business expectations. But the key, Runciman says, is to listen. “It’s their business,” she says, adding her role is to help open doors. The service is a free one, and a rarity in the province, but the crowd at the hall in Ivanhoe agrees, it has paid off. In a brief address, Redden alluded to “all these successes, new businesses and jobs,” noting, “people like to see these outcomes.” And a grassroots approach that allows for the making of the necessary business contacts, says Warden Phillips, “has paid dividends for the county.” The program has helped a total of 212 businesses since it began, creating 125 jobs, he says. Redden adds that, despite difficult economic times, the county has seen an eight per cent increase in business opportunities since 2008. Several of Runciman’s clients also lauded the program’s benefits and the guidance she provided along the way. Says the Tweed Hearing Centre’s Laura Moloughney, of her experiences, “she never left me without an

answer.” Others too, including Tammy Latchford of Bella Ever After, say enterprise facilitation has taken a lot of the anxiety out of running a business. “She kept me focused and on track. County Tourism Development Co-ordinator Kasey Pollard says with many of the new businesses popping up in the service sector there are those in the area who can work together to provide tourism packages or complementary deals, exposing visitors to new attractions here. And there have been plenty of success stories since she got

involved in the enterprise facilitation program at its midway point, she says, with many more to come. And according to EDO Purchase, it is the followup that is crucial where new business success is concerned. “That’s when Darcelle comes into play,” she says, adding, “we need these programs to continue. Chair of the Enterprise Facilitation Board of Directors Simon Chapelle also announced at the meeting that former MPP Leona Dombrowsky has accepted a position on the board of directors.

Enterprise Facilitator Darcelle Runciman addresses the crowd during a business showcase in Ivanhoe last week. Business opportunities in Hastings County have increased by eight per cent since 2008, officials say.

On behalf of MP Daryl Kramp, Enterprise Facilitator Darcelle Runciman is presented with a congratulatory certificate by Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips (left) and Economic Development Manager Andrew Redden. Business owners and officials gathered at Ivanhoe last week to mark the anniversary.

Bulls get in the Christmas spirit EMC News - Belleville - The Belleville Bulls want the “fur to fly” early on Saturday night at home to the Kingston Frontenacs. The annual Teddy Bear Toss Night headlines a night of great family fun at the Yardmen Arena. In addition, the Bulls will be building a toy mountain in support of the Belleville Firefighters Toy Drive while the bears will be donated to the local Salvation Army. It took Daniil Zharkov until 3:53 into the second period last season to launch the bears out of their seats as the Bulls went on to defeat the Windsor Spitfires 4 - 1. Zharkov and the Bulls hope to top that this season against their biggest OHL rival in the Kingston Frontenacs. “The Belleville Bulls want every child in the community to receive something nice this Christmas,” said Community Co-ordinator Erica Holgate. “Our annual Teddy Bear Toss is something all of our fans enjoy, and this season we decided to include support for the Firefighters Toy Drive as well. Making a mountain of toys on the main concourse will be a fun event.” Get in on the action Saturday night. When the Bulls score their first goal of the game, throw those bears! Great seats are still available. For more information, contact the Bulls Box Office at 613-966-8338 or purchase your tickets online at <>. Belleville EMC - Thursday, November 29, 2012



Aymar delights small Amazing Coffee crowd By Richard Turtle

EMC Entertainment Madoc - Jay Aymar has toured the country as a singer/songwriter and he’s met his fair share of characters. And he freely admits to his propensity for “odd, strange tunes” that tell a slightly different story about the same old world. And heavily influenced by the likes of Steve Goodman and John Prine, he seems to come by it honestly. Aymar, a guitarist who performs a mix of original and cover tunes, appeared

at Amazing Coffee last week, delighting a small crowd on a quiet Tuesday night with a range of stories and songs. A Canadian Folk Music Awards Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee, he was billed as “Canada’s version of John Prine” by Amazing Coffee’s Andy Logan and Aymar’s original tunes were proof of that. But Logan, called out of town on short notice, was like many who unfortunately missed a seriously listenable and intimate show. His partner Carolyn was there though, and says

they were both looking forward to the return engagement. Another might just be warranted. Whether singing to Rose in the voice of Don Cherry or describing three very different love stories, Aymar’s well-crafted images conjure an odd sense of familiarity in a not-soordinary world. Undoubtedly even after having to “explain, in North Carolina to a bunch of NASCAR fans, who Don Cherry is.” So while his songs may be uniquely Canadian, they are also distinctly human. And being human means

being unusual and unpredictable and sometimes beyond comprehension. But at the same time it also means being accessible. My Cherry Coloured Rose, he told the small group, was recorded by Ian Tyson for his latest album. Along with offering some of his own compositions, Aymar also provided a compelling cover version of Prine’s Sam Stone, an ageless song about postVietnam and Post Traumatic Stress, as well as tips of the hat to others with bittersweet, or just bitter or just sweet, tales of life and love and death. Stories that normalize the inexplicable. Even Elvis was like that, he says. “What struck me about Graceland is how small it was. I mean, it was huge, but it wasn’t out of the ordinary.” Between trips south of the border, he spends much of his time touring

Jay Aymar performed at Amazing Coffee in Madoc last week on a quiet Tuesday night. A small crowd enjoyed the show, the music and the storytelling talents of the Toronto-based singer/songwriter. Photo: Richard Turtle

Canada, racking up a lot of distance over the course of 150 shows this year. And the travel always presents its share of new encounters and observations, he says. In his own tune, Passing Through, Aymar observes,

“We turned Jesus into Elvis who turned records into bread/We work the world for prophets now that our King is dead.” And he points out during his performance, that profits has two different spellings.

Christmas in the Village House Tour EMC Events - Tweed Homeowners are busy preparing their homes for the upcoming House Tour in Tweed next week. The event takes place on Thursday, December 6, at 5 p.m., and a majority of the homes featured in the tour are in the heart of the village. This is the second tour Tweed has hosted, and we are looking forward to another successful year. This is a great opportunity to get in the Christmas spirit and to be inspired by beautiful décor. Tickets are $20 and funds raised

go toward programming costs for children and youth at the Community Pool. Guests on the tour are also invited to Quinn’s Fine Art Gallery to browse their large collection of Canadian Art. There will also be light refreshments served and a chance to win a day at Studio DK Day Spa in Belleville. In our community’s efforts to make everyone’s Christmas joyous, guests are asked to please bring a non-perishable food or baby food item to Quinn’s Art Gallery.

A special thank-you to homeowners: Will and Tammy Austin, Don DeGenova and Chuck Mustard, Greg and Emma Gaylord, Ken and Tracy McKichan and Phillip and Beth Rashotte, as well as Paul Dederer from Quinn’s Fine Art Gallery. Tickets are available at The Food Company, Bush Furniture, The Old Cheese Factory and the Municipal Office in Tweed, as well as The Wine Barrel in Madoc. The house tour committee wishes you and your family a happy holiday season.

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the bands and fans are really enjoying themselves,” said Barnwell-McCoy. The duo, also part of the rising band the Trudelles, said the venue was ideal, affordable and able to house a reasonable number of people. For the entity known simply as Rex, the show was reminiscent of the shows in 1993, when bands from BC, Montreal and Ottawa made regular stops at the community centre keeping a solid punk rock scene alive in Belleville. “The drummer from One

Acre War grew up playing this hall; it used to be every weekend, then it died out. I think someone broke a hand dryer or there was a fight or something, but the shows stopped,” he said. He said the shows were always regularly attended, sometimes it would spike, but he said the general feeling around the campfire that the hope was Saturday’s show would be the first of many more to come. “This is the best place to have these types of shows in Belleville,” noted Rex.

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pretty powerful, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so preventative and kids are more likely to seek help.â&#x20AC;? As well as wearing pink, the students were engaged in a number of classroom activities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are lots of things going on in our classrooms right now,â&#x20AC;? said vice-principal Elassal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making posters in English and French, primary and junior classes are creating raps and little plays theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re presenting to each other.â&#x20AC;? National news reports, such as the story of 15-yearold Amanda Todd, who took her own life last October after two years as the target of online sexual exploitation, stalking, bullying and harassment has punctuated the need for in-school awareness programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to be cognizant of what our older students are exposed to,â&#x20AC;? says Elassal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more aware of Amanda Todd than our younger ones. With immediate media and social networking, we have to be aware of what our kids are exposed to and meet the need.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;These provincial and national events allow schools to showcase the efforts they take day to day, throughout the year, to address bullying in all its forms,â&#x20AC;? said KPR chairperson Diane Lloyd, in a news release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe there is no place for bullying in any of our schools on any day, at any time. Our goal is to help all students understand how hurtful bullying really is, and how everyone plays a role in preventing it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;While we may never achieve 100 per cent success, we will certainly never stop trying,â&#x20AC;? added KPR education director Rusty Hick. A University of British Columbia study on bullying


All 525 students at Brighton Public School took a colourful stand against bullying last week by wearing pink. Photo: Ray Yurkowski

in Grades 8 to 10 found that 72 per cent observed bullying at school at least once in

a while, 64 per cent of kids had been bullied at school and considered it a normal

part of school life and 12 per cent were bullied regularly (once or more a week).

Quinte West Youth Centre updates progress over past year By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West Jared Phillips, director of the Quinte West Youth Centre, presented a report to council recently on the centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress over the past year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had 3,500 youth visits over the year,â&#x20AC;? Phillips said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 35 to 40 visits each night.â&#x20AC;? The centre at 2 Wooler Road predicts an even busier 2013. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The numbers have jumped,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The place is hopping.â&#x20AC;? The centre has skills development on Monday nights and a drop-in on Tuesday, Wednesday and

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EMC News - Brighton Last week, Brighton Public School students took a stand against bullying as part of a year-round effort in Kawartha Pine Ridge (KPR) District School Board schools. Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week is the first of three events; Pink Shirt Day will follow on February 27 and the Day of Pink on April 10. But, at BPS, the special events are supported throughout the school year

facility,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will have to look at other properties.â&#x20AC;? Mayor John Williams said the idea for the centre was born three years ago and they stuck with it. Leslie Roseblade congratulated the group, noting how hard it is to get youth engaged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are doing an amazing job,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope it continues to grow.â&#x20AC;? Terry Cassidy said kids have fun and pass it on to their friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a testimony that it works,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just good marketing.â&#x20AC;? Phillips said they are developing new programs with input from the teens. Anyone interested in getting involved can call 613392-6946 or stop by for a tour. There is also a link on the city web site and on Facebook.

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Horticultural Society fills window boxes for town hall By Kate Everson

EMC Lifestyles - Quinte West - The hard-working ladies from the Trenton Horticultural Society and Garden Club are at it again. Window boxes with seasonal greenery have been put up at the old town hall on King Street, all around the building. “They’re here until spring,” said president Wendy Phillips. About eight members did the work, collecting greenery donated from Brambleberry Farm on Stockdale Road and making an arrangement with green cedar, spruce, pine,

hydrangeas, red sumachs and dogwood. “It’s all natural,” she said. “It goes back to the earth. There are no plastic ribbons or bows.” Kathy Bozin said they want to thank Brambleberry Farm for being so generous this year offering their property for the collection. She added that the club also made greenery arrangements to sell at the farmers’ market on Saturday. “They were all sold out very quickly,” she said. The $1,000 raised goes back into the club to buy materials for the upkeep

Quinte Vendors Market opens in downtown

The new Quinte Vendors Market celebrated its opening on November 23 with family, friends, the DBIA and Mayor John Williams. Photo: Kate Everson

EMC Business - Trenton - Several vendors and a charity have already booked space in the new Quinte Vendors Market at 104 Dundas Street West in downtown Trenton. “We have some different vendors every week,” said owners Tyler and Tammy Rickey. “We are open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.” A different charity is featured every month with a silent auction and coffee sales to support that charity. November was the Quinte Children’s Foundation and December will be the Children’s Treatment Centre at Quinte Health Care. “We have 15 vendors this week,” said Tammy. “They set up for $50 a table or $75 with shelves on the wall behind them for extra display space. They keep all the proceeds from the sales. We don’t take any commissions. A lot of them also make a donation to the charity.” She said the charity also gets 100 per cent of the proceeds from the silent auction and $1 from the coffee sales. Setting up the store has been a family affair, she adds, with both Tammy’s and Tyler’s mothers and other relatives helping out. Even nine-month-old Ava was there for support. “It was just an empty building,” said Gabi Thomas, Tyler’s mom. “We were talking about organizing a craft show at first, then this idea came up.” Tammy’s mother Vonneta also came by to paint and

help decorate the space. The vendors include a variety of items including golf clubs, jewellery, books, CDs, Mary Kay and Avon products, Christmas decorations and hair accessories. The store will be open weekends until December 16 when it will be closed for two weeks for Christmas, then open again in January. More information is on the web site <www.quintevendorsmarket. ca> or call 613-707-0715.

p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Grace United Church. More information can be obtained by calling the president at 613-3941694 or emailing <>. Members of the Trenton Horticultural Society put up greenery for the window boxes at the old town hall: Lorraine Mattin, Bev Foshay, Kathy Bozin, Joan Gray, Wendy Phillips, Carole Sullivan, Jean Moores and Kathy Webb. Photo: Kate Everson

Plans for marina in place for fall dredging By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West The proposed new marina is moving forward as the last public meeting was held on November 22. “We will have the report in to the province by December 14,” said Mayor John Williams. “It’s now in the hands of the province.” He said the city will start building a facility in the spring and dredging can begin in the fall, with the marina in place by next year. “It’s been a long stretch,” he said. “So far, so good.” Paul Whitley, chair of the Economic Development and Revitalization Committee, said there have been a few issues with the marina but the potential impact on the local economy and downtown businesses will be great. Williams agreed, “It will create economic growth.” “It’s good news,” he added. “We’re almost there.” The Economic Development and Revitalization Committee also heard reports on the Mosaic Mural Community Project, Back of Front redevelopment and Farmers Market. Dave Shoniker said that pictures are being brought in for scanning for the downtown mural but that

he could use more help promoting the new initiative. There are currently three scanning stations including Ted’s Computer Shop at 50 Quinte Street, the National Air Force Museum on RCAF Road and TSC Computer Specialist at 46 Front Street in Trenton. The committee has received 125 photos but will require around 5,000 photos for the mural. Wendy Ouellette from the Trent Port Historical Society is working with Dave Shoniker to organize the photos. Christina Edwards-Scott, Economic Development co-ordinator, said the committee is hoping the project will be completed for Family Day, 2013. Edwards-Scott gave credit to the Trentonian for promoting the mural initiative, but Dave Shoniker said the EMC was also there at the launch at Ted’s Computers and offered his thanks to this reporter as well.

Jane Collett-MacDonald, Trenton Downtown Business Improvement Association, has presented some winter banners to the marketing and signage committee that cost about $13,000 for 129 banners. That cost will be covered between the DBIA and the city. The banners will be posted between November 11 and March 31. A design for a sign for Riverfront Square was also presented by Stewart Hood which will be back lit, with help from HAI Precision Waterjets for its development. A farmers market subcommittee report was presented which included the resignation of market clerk Suzanne Meloche and an allowance of $1,000 awarded to her. Christina EdwardsScott said a new farmers market clerk job description and compensation package will be reviewed by city staff for the 2013 season.

Meloche had reported that there were on average eight seasonal vendors and one daily vendor at the market, along with a member of Arts Quinte West. The vendors also presented some photographs for the Mosaic Mural Community Project which were accepted with gratitude from Dave Shoniker on behalf of the Trent Port Historical Society.

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Cold Creek Comets’ winning streak continues By Ray Yurkowski

EMC Sports - Brighton One of the hottest teams on ice this season is the Cold Creek Comets Midget B squad with a perfect record of 11-0 against Lower Lakes Female Hockey League (LLFHL) east division opponents. The Comets are playing like women possessed. And with 12 returning players on a roster of 17, they do have some unfinished business in the world of female hockey. Last season, after winning the LLFHL championship and cruising through

the Brampton Canadettes tournament, billed as the largest and longest running female hockey tourney in the world, they were denied a provincial championship. This season, a few players will be graduating into the intermediate ranks. One of those is team captain Jenna Davis. The goal, she says, is “finishing midget hockey with a provincial championship.” While the Comets have scored more goals (47) than any team in the entire 36-team LLFHL Midget B

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loop, coach Paul Smith says his team is firmly rooted in defence. “It goes from the goaltender out,” he said. “Strong defence plays on good offence.” And even though the goaltending tandem of Skye Gallaway and Katie Lewis has allowed only eight goals through the 11-game streak, including shutouts in their last four games, they rank third in the league in goals against, behind the North York Storm (four) and Toronto Leaside Wildcats (five). When asked who leads the scoring for the Comet team, Smith downplays keeping team statistics. “We like to promote a team game,” he said. “It’s a close-knit team and everybody is in it for everybody.” Is it easier coaching a team with a perfect record? “It’s harder,” says Smith. “Because they’re picking up a lot of bad habits as we’re going along.” The Midget B Cold Creek Comets, sponsored by Vincent Fuel Transport, are: players Kristen Allanson, Hailey Bandy, Erin Cassibo, Marina Comeau, Jenna Davis, Miranda Fraser, Skye Galloway, Amanda Lajoie, Jenna Lajoie, Katie Lewis, Amber Miller, Allie Simpson, Emma Smith, Katelyn Stewart, Nicole Vincent, Alyssa Wardhaugh and Sara Wood along with coaches Paul Smith and John Smith, trainer Marj Bandy and manager Carol Loader. The next opportunity to see the Comets at Brighton arena is at 8 p.m. on December 4, when the Midget B team will face off against the Midget C squad.

Cold Creek Comets’ Nicole Vincent patrols the West Northumberland Wild crease in LLFHL action last week at Brighton arena. Vincent, Marina Comeau, Sara Wood and Katelyn Stewart scored in the 4 - 0 win with assists from Miranda Fraser, Jenna Davis, Amanda Lajoie, Hailey Bandy and Erin Cassibo. Photo: Ray Yurkowski

Ravens take part in Ottawa tournament EMC Sports - The Belleville - Ravens Girls 16U Volleyball team took part in their first OVA tournament of the season last Saturday in Ottawa. Powered by the strength of 90 per cent plus serving over the course of the tournament, the Ravens’ outstanding play resulted in two set wins and two set losses.  In pool play they lost their first set of the year in a hard-fought, three-game

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EMC Sports - The Carpet One Bantam Minor AA Belleville Junior Bulls played back-to-back games against Oshawa last weekend. The Bulls played Friday, November 23, and lost 8 - 2. Griffen Conger had both goals. Assists went to Cameron Hagerman (2) and Celeb Nicholson. Goaltending duties were shared by Blake Freitag and Jayden Haight. Game two on Saturday had the Bulls fired up. They played hard but lost 4 - 1. Finding the back of the net were Nicholas Bartlett from Riley McMillian and Cameron Hale-Sanders. Jayden Haight was in net.

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match to the host, Maverick Stampede. They rebounded in their next match to easily defeat the Phoenix in two straight games. In the afternoon elimination round, the Ravens lost two close games to Kingston Pegasus and then finished with a spirited three-game victory over the Peterborough Thunder. Next tournament for the Ravens will be December 15, location yet to be determined.

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losses to Clarington. On Saturday, the Bulls took a 3 - 1 lead midway through the game but ran into penalty trouble and the Toros took advantage scoring three straight, twice with the man advantage to edge Belleville 4 - 3. Mark Rosatte stopped 22 shots while Ethan Prince, Tyler Gordon and James Vandervoort scored. Nick Rittwage picked up the lone assist. On Sunday, Clarington scored four goals in the second to erase a 2 - 0 deficit and drop the Bulls 4 - 2. Gordon and Angelo Brown scored with Vandervoort assisting. Aidan Brownlee stopped 23 in the game. Belleville will look to even up the season series next Sunday.

Quinte Red Devils Bantams win Silver Stick

EMC Sports - The Duvanco Homes Minor Bantams won the North American Silver Stick Championships in Whitby this weekend! They defeated a very fast and skilled Chicago Mission team by a score of 3 - 2 in the final at the Whitby North American Silver Stick Championship. Congratulations to the team and coaching staff Patrick Shearer, Terry Gaebel, Brent Huesinkveld, Grant Pope, and Matt White. Here is a game by game summary of the tournament. Game 1 The Minor Bantams began the 2012 Silver Stick with a 2 - 1 victory over the To-

Also leading the way offensively for the Devils were Brock Bronson with four assists, Scoley Dow with three assists, and Dominic Della Civita with a goal and an assist. The other goal was scored by Colin VanDenHurk, and other assists were provided by Nick Hoey and Jake Wilson. Anthony Popovich posted the shutout in goal for Quinte. Game 4 The Bantams finished round-robin play with a 4 - 1 win over the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs, to finish first overall heading into the play-off round. Ryan Smith, Brady Gilmour, Jakob Brahaney, and Colin VanDenHurk scored

and Bronson. Jett Alexander had a solid game in net picking up the victory. Minor Peewee Only one regular season game for the Alarm Systems Minor Peewee team this week. Quinte travelled to Oshawa on November 20 and came away with a 2 - 1 win. Goals were scored by Jake Campbell and Elijah Brahaney. Assists by Elijah Brahaney, Keegan Hunt, Jake Campbell and Zach Uens. On the weekend, the Alarm Systems Minor Peewees travelled to Whitby to play in the Silverstick tournament. The Alarm Systems Minor Peewee team went 4

Daniel Panetta, Cole Leal and Jake Campbell. Game 4 vs. Nickle City; Final Score: 5 - 0 Quinte Goals scored by Landon McLellan, Jake Campbell, Michael Andrews and Dalton Bancroft. Assists by Zach Uens, Jake Campbell, Elijah Brahaney, Cole Leal (2), Cameron Supryka and Landon McLellan. Quarter Final vs. Ottawa Sting; Final Score: 3 - 2 (Triple OT) Goals scored by Keegan Hunt and Michael Andrews. Assists by Dalton Bancroft and Cameron Supryka. Atoms The Free Flow Petroleum Atoms were away on Saturday to take on the Ajax Pickering Raiders and lost by a score of 6 - 2. Battling through some illness and fatigue, the team came out fighting and took it the Raiders in the first period but came out tied at ze-

ros. The second period found the team back on their heels and Ajax capitalized by scoring six second-period goals. Quinte didn’t go away and scored two goals in the third but ran out of gas and lost a tough one. Scoring for the Red Devils was Jaxen Boyer who ripped a slapshot that knuckle balled over the goalies shoulder. The other goal came from the point as well, when Cole Mcguire rifled a wrist shot on goal and found the short side. Assisting on the goals were Mack Morrish, Marshall Mcfarland, Jacob Gilbert, and Maddy Wheeler. In net was Matthew Tovell who didn’t have much of a chance of any of the goals surrendered. Sunday the team travelled to Lindsay and took on the Wolves from Central Ontario. Still battling some illness, Quinte was slug-

The Duvanco Homes Minor Bantams won the North American Silver Stick Championships in Whitby this weekend! They defeated a very fast and skilled Chicago Mission team.

for the Devils, and Ryan Fraser (2), Dominic Della Civita, Mackenzie Warren, and Gilmour added assists. Jett Alexander picked up the win between the pipes. Quarter Final The Bantams opened the play-off round with a convincing 4 - 0 quarter-final win over the Providence Capitals. Mackenzie Warren, Scoley Dow, Jakob Brahaney, and Keegan Ferguson scored for the red and black, and assists came from Brady Gilmour (2), Brock Bronson, Warren, and Dow. Anthony Popovich recorded his second straight shutout in goal for the Devils. Semi Final The Minor Bantams defeated the New Jersey Colonials 3 - 1 in their semi-final match, and are headed for the final! Mackenzie Warren, Brock Bronson, and Brady Gilmour scored for the Devils, and assists came from Scoley Dow, Jakob Brahaney, Gilmour (2),

- 0 in round-robin action, but lost to the Ottawa Sting 3 - 2 in the Quarter Finals. Game 1 vs. Burlington Eagles; Final Score: 3 - 2 Quinte. Goals scored by Michael Andrews, Brayden Adams and Connor Kennedy. Assists by Dalton Bancroft, Zach Uens, Cameron Supryka and Daniel Panetta. Game 2 vs. New Jersey Colonials; Final Score: 4 - 2 Quinte. Goals scored by Michael Andrews, Elijah Brahaney, Dalton Bancroft and Landon McLellan. Assists by Cameron Supryka, Brayden Adams, Landon McLellan, Jake Campbell (2), Daniel Panatta, Connor Kennedy and Elijah Brahaney. Game 3 vs. Ottawa Silver 7; Final Score: 5 - 1 Quinte Goals scored by Cameron Supryka, Michael Andrews, Jake Campbell, Dalton Bancroft and Elijah Brahaney. Assists by Michael Andrews, Brayden Adams, Landon McLellan, Colby Crowe,

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ronto Nationals in Whitby. The game was a rematch of the 2012 OHF Peewee final and once again the Devils prevailed. Brady Gilmour and Scoley Dow scored and assists came from Ryan Smith, Jakob Brahaney, and Gilmour. Anthony Popovich was very sharp in goal, stopping 23 shots. Game 2 The number 2 came up a lot for the Minor Bantams Friday night in Whitby. Game 2 ended in a 2 - 2 tie with the number 2 ranked team in the United States. Scoring for the Devils were Nick Hoey and Mac Lowry with assists from Jake Wilson, Ryan Fraser and Keegan Ferguson. Jett Alexander was very solid between the pipes for Quinte. Game 3 Brady Gilmour scored five straight goals to lead the Minor Bantams to a 7 - 0 victory over Detroit Little Caesars in game three at the Whitby Silver Stick Championships.


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gish and could not seem to get their legs going until the third period. Both teams were even after the first, but the Wolves buried three goals in the second period, and that was more than enough to win the game. Quinte never quit, and tried to rally in the third when Gavyn Stevenson scored on an exceptional individual effort goal, as he skated from his own blue line and roofed it in the top corner. Assisting on the goal was Cole Mcguire. In net was Ethan Mcdonnell who stopped 22 shots and played very well behind his team. Next action is this coming weekend as they travel to Detroit to take part in their second Six Nations Cup adventure. The tournament consists of six Canadian teams and six American teams battling it out for hometown hockey supremacy.


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Third time OFSAA gold for QCHS Eagles By Michael J Brethour

Quinte Christian Eagles player Nathan McEwen tries to get a shot by blocking Louis Riel players Nicolas Choquette and Alexandre Henrie during the senior boys volleyball OFSAA gold medal match at Quinte Christian High School on Saturday evening. Photo: Michael J Brethour

EMC Sports - Belleville It’s a hat trick in OFSAA gold for the Quinte Christian High School Eagles. It took only a measly 52 years for the OFSAA A boys volleyball division to have another three-time champion. After taking home the provincial title in both 2010 and 2011, the Eagles pulled off the hat trick on Saturday evening in their own gym. Facing the Louis Riel Rebelles in the final, a team that had never been in the same gym as the Eagles, neither team knew what to expect. But the Eagles took home a thrilling victory in four sets: 25 - 21, 21 - 25, 25 - 20, 25 - 17. Eagles head coach John Scheerhoorn said prior to the championship match the boys had to defeat St. Michaels Friday evening, a match he said was nothing

if not challenging. “They had a centre attack that we had absolutely no answer for,” he said. “The score really didn’t indicate how good at scoring they were, but we managed to put them down.” Scheerhoorn said that Friday’s performance really concerned him, with the guys displaying all offence and no defence. “We talked about it Saturday morning and we came out firing on all cylinders,” he said. He said the key to victory was staying on the game plan, that’s exactly what the senior Eagles did. After losing the first set, Louis Riel refused to allow the Eagles to run away with the championship. With QCHS making some uncharacteristic mistakes, the Rebelles found ways to capitalize and took advantage of

some cracks in the Eagles’ defensive wall. The Eagles picked things right back up in the fourth set, rolling in the early goings to get a jump-start. Using a perfect blend of precision and power, QCHS was too much to handle, as the victory seemed like a foregone conclusion. The Eagles had their way with the opposition throughout the preliminary portions of the tournament. After sweeping their way through the round-robin, QCHS only lost two sets the rest of the way, the other coming in their quarterfinal match-up with the Embrun Cyclones. “Winning OFSAA for the third time is great, but winning it on your home court in front of a packed gym of your fans is priceless,” commented Scheerhoorn after the victory.

Quinte Curling Club team wins The Dominion Championship EMC Sports - A week of curling came to an end with the final women’s and men’s games at the fourth annual The Dominion Curling Club Championship taking place at the Scarboro Golf & Country Club. Team Ontario skip Caroline Deans from Quinte Curling Club in Belleville, played Quebec Skip Sonia Simard whose team curls at the Amos Curling Club in Amos, Quebec. Both teams played against each other early in the week with Ontario winning 8 - 2 after six ends. Undefeated coming into the finals, Team Ontario had the best roundrobin record at the championship getting hammer to

start last week’s game and picking yellow rocks for good luck. With hammer at the start, Ontario took one first end. Nerves were at play in the second and third ends with both teams missing finesse shots and taps. In the second end soft weight by Quebec skip Sonia Simard scored one and in the third end, Ontario skip Caroline Deans decided to take one instead of blanking the end to maintain the hammer and last rock advantage. Quebec played a defensive game in the fourth and fifth ends bringing rocks in the house early in the game and foregoing guards; a choice

based on strategy or jitters causing rocks to run heavy, we’ll never know. Thirds, Sheri-Lynn Collyer on Team Ontario and Josée Bédard on Team Quebec kept the fourth end interesting by making tight draws around guards and placing rocks in the house. Quebec had a good chance for two in the end, but a mistake by Quebec skip Simard when throwing her first rock put pressure on her scoring chances. On her second throw, with Team Ontario sitting three, Quebec skip Simard made a difficult shot taking one, an exciting finish causing roars through the audience of several hundred people at the Scarboro Golf & Country Club. A tied game starting the fifth end, Team Ontario saw its chance and took it, scoring three in the end. Strong

sweeping by Quebec players Josée Bédard (Third) and Guylaine Sauvageau (Lead) in the sixth end, just wasn’t enough to drag the rocks into position. A nice setup of rocks by Team Ontario’s front end Lynne Stapley (Lead) Kendra Lafleur (Second) in the seventh end blocked Team Quebec’s chance for shot rock. The shot of the game took place in this end when Quebec Skip Simard’s last rock drew into the house. But it wasn’t enough to keep her in the game. Team Ontario’s skip Caroline Deans played a hit and tapped her yellow rock onto the lone red rock to score three, a crowd-pleasing shot making the score 8 - 3 for Team Ontario going into the final end. The game ended early in the eighth end with Team

The 2012 Dominion Curling Club Championship women’s champions, Team Ontario! Players include: left-right Caroline Deans (Skip), SheriLynn Collyer (Third), Kendra Lafleur (Second), Lynne Stapley (Lead). This is the second The Dominion Curling Club Championship won by an Ontario ladies team.

Ontario running Team Quebec out of rocks. Team Quebec needed to score five to tie the game for an extra end, but fell short. Team

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Track Quest celebrates completion of high school track By Kate Everson

EMC News - Trenton The Trenton High School is now using the brand new track it has been fund raising for the past three years. “Not only has the $500,000 fund-raising goal been met but the track is now constructed and plans are under way for a series of events to take place in the near future,” said THS Track Quest co-ordinator Duncan Armstrong who worked with Paul Whitley on the project. “Our community deserves first-class facilities,” Whitley added. “This stateof-the-art track is another feather in this city’s cap which symbolizes one of the many good things that are taking place.” The city donated $150,000 to the project and Mayor

Continued from page 1 By Michael J Brethour

EMC Sports - Belleville The Bulls need to get dirty down and low. That was the conclusion Bulls head coach George Burnett made regarding the aftermath of Sunday’s game at the Yardmen Arena that saw the Bulls secure a 3 0 victory over the Ottawa 67’s. “We need to get more of

John Williams was at the official celebration on the track on November 22 with the school. “It was a very worthwhile endeavour,” he said. Armstrong said the school used social media along with a lot of volunteers and financial aid from the community to achieve the goal which gained support from around the world. In early July, Track Quest won the prestigious Kraft Celebration Tour, a national online contest that generated both $25,000 for the project and provided the city of Quinte West the opportunity to showcase the community across Canada on TSN Sports Centre. Plans are in place to conduct an inaugural high school relay carnival which will be held in early April.

The event will be named in honour of long-time Trenton High School track and cross-country coach Peter Howe. Later in April, plans are in the works to conduct a dedication day to celebrate the lives of the late Doug Whitley and John C. Garrett. The track will become the Doug Whitley track and the field will be named the John C. Garrett Sports Field. “The THS Track Quest was Mr. Whitley’s last community project that he and his son Paul initiated,” Armstrong said. “If he were here today to see this magnificent facility, he would be very proud of the community effort that supported the project and would be humbled by the school board’s gesture to have the track named after

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the simple dirty goals down low with a lot of hard work,” said Burnett when referring to the 53 - 23 Bulls-67’s shot ratio. Burnett noted that the shot ratio was reflective of Ottawa’s undermanned offensive unit being down three key players, “I found it was a tough game for us to play in; got to give Ottawa credit, they did what they needed to do to be in a

one-goal game in the third period. It’s nice to have the game overwith to be able to score three and move on,” stated Burnett. Ottawa was decimated by injuries and a ten-game suspension to leading scorer Sean Monahan. Stephen Silas, on a bounce-in; Sergey Kuptsov, on a rebound; and Carter Sandlak, on a loose puck, scored for the Bulls, who

improve to 14-8-3. Garrett Hooey (2), Joseph Cramarossa, Niki Petti, Silas and Sandlak earned assists. “We saw some things tonight with Kuptsov scoring and Sandlak scoring, guys that need to score for our hockey club and it is important that we are contributing,” he said. “We had a good third period, but we need to be a lot more disciplined than we were tonight.”

He said that after dominating Ottawa in scoring chances Sunday, it doesn’t mean the Bulls will be lured into a false sense of security. “One thing you learn from any veteran group is never take anything for granted,” said Burnett. Malcolm Subban preserved the shutout in the Belleville net; his second of the season, with 23 saves.

His Ottawa counterpart, Clint Windsor faced 53 shots. “We were able to use four lines all night rolling them over. Two many penalties on our side and a great job by our killers and Malcolm did what he had to do to preserve the shutout,” said Burnett Ottawa went 0-for-5 on the power play while Belleville went 0-for-4.


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Novice AE split a pair EMC Sports - The Belleville Hyundai Novice AE Belleville Junior Bulls took a loss against Campbellford on Saturday, luckily it was in an exhibition game and not regular season. The score was 5 - 4. Cassidy Dobson was between the pipes and had numerous saves that had the crowd cheering. Goals for the Bulls went to Carson Vander Heyden (2), Liam Reid, and Joey Coates. Assists went to Aaron Mc-

An official dedication of the new Trenton High School track took place on November 22. Photo: Kate

Cambridge (2) and Jacob Gilham. Sunday was a much happier day for the team with Cassidy Dobson earning her fourth regular season shutout against Port Perry in an 8 - 0 win. Goals went to Liam Reid (2), Jacob Gilham (2), Carson Vander Heyden, Carter Seymour, Jonathon Doyle and Tyson Smith. The assists went to Carson Vander Heyden (2), Tyson Smith, Trent Duncan,

Carter Seymour, Aaron McCambridge, Thomas Lane, Cameron Tompkins, Liam Reid and Jonathon Doyle. Joey Coates was fantastic on defence and earned the player of the game award. Next Saturday is a busy day for the Jr. Bulls as they play Prince Edward County at home and a home exhibition game during the “Future Bulls Event” (visiting team TBA). Sunday the team plays Whitby at home.

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Peewee team off to a great start EMC Sports - Belleville The debut of Belleville’s Peewee Select Team saw an impressive effort by this mixed major and minor team. They started off their season with back-toback wins this past weekend, beating Napanee by a score of 6 - 3 on Saturday and then Quinte West 4 - 1 on Sunday. Evan Caza was solid in nets both days, with a strong defense in front of him. Belleville’s goals on

Saturday came from Luis Denison (from Max Stockton and Mac McCracken), Cameron Steiginga (from Lucas Gilbert and Jeremy Cowan), Sean McRae (from Cameron Steiginga and Jeremy Cowan), Brady Poirier (from Cole Monk and Chris Kerr), finishing off with two empty netters by Lucas Gilbert and Nate Lasher. Sunday’s game was a hard-fought, and welldeserved win with goals from Jeremy Cowan (from

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Take a “Christmas journey” at Sidney Baptist Church By Terry Bush

EMC Entertainment - Reserve December 8 or 9 on your calendar to experience an evening devoted to the true meaning of Christmas. Sidney Baptist Church, located between Stirling and Foxboro, will once again host a “Journey to Bethlehem” on their property on Baptist Church Road, 2.5 kilometres north of Highway 14, west of Highway 62. The spectacle, held every other year, is a re-enactment of the events leading up to the first Christmas. Visitors will be taken on a 30-minute guided tour through the church’s wooded property to visit 20 different stations, each with a story to tell. Over 100 volunteers are involved in the project, both behind the scenes and in costume taking on the roles of all the well-known characters involved in the first Christmas. This wasn’t something Sidney Baptist could attempt by itself, according to Pastor Scott Chatterson. “There are 11 churches involved this year to varying degrees. Each church either has taken on a station to man or will assist in other volunteer capacities [like parking, working in the hospitality tent, helping with crowd control in church, etc.] The churches are located as far away as Havelock,

Campbellford, Belleville, and Stirling. This year we have Campbellford Baptist, Havelock United, Sidney Baptist, Community Pentecostal, Grace Bible Chapel, Stirling Presbyterian, St. James Catholic, Victoria Avenue Baptist, Westminster United, Parkdale Baptist and Alliance Church,” said Pastor Scott. “The Journey creates amazing opportunities for partnerships with other churches; creating a very blended environment and building a strong community together. We look forward to partnering with other churches in the future as this ministry grows.” Along the way, visitors will meet shepherds, lepers, live animals, Roman guards and of course make a stop at the inn where it all began. The journey doesn’t stop at the stable but continues on beyond the cross and the tomb. In 2010, the congregation greeted approximately 800 visitors and the hope this year is 2,000 people will find their way to Sidney Baptist Church. A first this year will be guided tours led by American Sign Language interpreters as the Journey tries to be even more inclusive. The Journey to Bethlehem will be open between 5:30 and 9 p.m. on December 8 and 9 with free admission. Offerings will be gladly accepted.

Wisemen Doug Gerow and Ron Milligan have their gifts ready at their station on the Journey to Bethlehem. Photo: Terry Bush

SnoFest buttons showcase 35 years of mushing EMC News - Marmora and Lake - For the last 35 years Bob Sabourin has been travelling from the town of Gatineau to the village of Marmora to take part in SnoFest, Hastings County’s event of the year. The difference this year for Sabourin, is that he is the face of the 2013 Marmora SnoFest buttons, that are on SnoFest buttons are now on sale throughout sale now in select loMarmora and Lake, marking the 35th anniversary of cations throughout the annual winter mushing event, being held February Marmora and Lake. 1, 2, and 3, 2013. Photo: Darren Stack


Sabourin comes from a mushing family; his father and his brother were mushers, and this is how he found a passion for the sport. In 1964 he set out on his first dog sled, and for the last 48 years he hasn’t looked back. Of those 48 years, 35 have been spent with an annual weekend visit along picturesque Highway 7 to Marmora and Lake. This year, Sabourin and numerous other mushers will be arriving in Marmora to celebrate the 35th anniversary of SnoFest weekend. Now he is cap-



Board of Directors. “There’s so much history in the photo; Sabourin has been with us for 35 years. It really is remarkable.” Acting Events Co-ordinator Lucas Wales says the collector buttons would make a great holiday gift. “For only $4 these buttons make a great stocking stuffer for families. There are also two draws for cash prizes, and the buttons give you access to SnoFest on the first weekend in February. It’s really a gift that keeps on giving.” Please see “Feeling” on page B3

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A little bit of heaven for train enthusiasts By Michael J Brethour

EMC Lifestyles - Belleville - Choo! Choo! That’s the sound train lovers have been keenly straining their ears to hear for majority of the year; this weekend railroad enthusiasts will not have to wait any longer. The event, which draws young and old like moths to a flame, is held once again at Quinte Secondary School on College Street West in Belleville on December 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Right on schedule in time for Christmas the 17th annual show will offer wares for the budding model railroader and veteran alike. Rick Potter, secretary of the Belleville Model Rail-

roading Club and chair of the club show, said this year’s show features at least 29 model train exhibitors, up from last year by about five entries. He said the slight increase from last year can be attributed to the word of mouth of the Belleville show being worthwhile. Potter said the timing of the show just before Christmas is no mistake. “It really is the perfect spot to get the model train enthusiast in your family a thoughtful Christmas gift or to start someone off who has expressed an interest in model trains,” he said. “Everything they need to build a complete model railroad set will be on hand, or even if they just need a specific piece

the show will have it all.” Those attending the show have their choice of train memorabilia, photos, postcards, pieces of actual trains and of course building materials from the 30 plus vendors that will be on hand. “Either new or used, from G scale all the way down to Z scale, rolling stock engine, videos knickknacks, Tshirts, everything a model rail enthusiast would want or need. All kinds of starter kits for those interested in feeding possible interests of a loved one for Christmas,” he said. It depends on the person how much they want to spend on the hobby, but it doesn’t have to be an arm and a leg.

“In some cases its $50 to $100 for low-end kit; on the high end you’re looking for $300 to $400 for an engine, you’ll look at close to $1,000 just to get going on the high end,” he said. Potter said vendors and layout display operators come from basically all over southern Ontario, mainly because the show is generally recognized as the largest of its kind. “People will be amazed at the detail of some of the layouts and the work that has gone into it by some of the members, to realistically portray a scene or a real situation, right down to dogs barking, pigeons or icicles hanging from the roof,” said Potter The size of the show re-

mains roughly the same he explained, basically filling the cafeteria, atrium and gymnasium of Quinte Secondary School year after year. “We still have some room to grow; we’re not pot bound as of yet, but we’re pretty close,” he noted.

Admission to the show is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors/students, $2 for children and a family rate of $10. “It’s good value for the money and the public comes out to visit us, which is really encouraging for the hobby,” he said.

Aron Theatre brings on the Christmas cheer with community variety show

Ken Tizzard and Bad Intent on the Aron Stage April 2012. Tizzard is the organizer of the Aron Theatre Co-operative’s second annual community variety show happening Saturday, December 8. Photo: Submitted

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able for people in the community. “Our objective is to have as much fun as possible as the holidays approach and provide our audience with some of the best local musical talent available,” said Russ Christianson, president of the Aron Theatre Co-op. For more information about the show and the performers, drop by the Aron or visit their web site at <www.


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Connor Lewis, six, and his brother Carson, three, admire the model trains zipping around the tracks at the Quinte Mall display manned by the Belleville Model Railroading Club last year. The boys’ dad, Kevin, said the pair of Stirling lads had never been to the annual Quinte Model Train Show slated this year for December 1 and 2, but said the two just love trains and that he would try to bring them down to see it. “They’ll probably love it,” he said. File Photo: Michael J Brethour


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Thrills and spills at the Rally of the Tall Pines By Richard Barkosky

Canadian Rally Championship points leaders Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard drift into a turn relocating much of the gravel surface. Photo: Richard Barkosky

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ous day’s shakedown runs were made to acquaint the drivers with the routes to be driven. Tire choices were in all cases a compromise, as no tire could handle both extremes equally. One unfortunate entrant, the fan-favourite team of Leonid (Crazy Leo) Ulrichich and co-driver Carl Williamson, was unable to make the Saturday morning start. In a note posted on the bulletin board late Friday afternoon, Ulrichich said: “We have one goal in rallying, and that is to go as fast as possible. Therefore, it is with great disappointment I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the event.” He cited the lack of time available for rebuilding and testing his car after a rollover crash at the previous rally. For Richard/Ockwell, success did not come easily, as they too encountered a flat tire in the final stage. They chose to drive on, damaging the braking system, which resulted in a brake fire. Vic-

tory was sweet, though, as they had been beset by mechanical problems throughout the season. Meanwhile, the L’Estage/Richard team chose to stop and change their flat tire, which resulted in sufficient loss of time to drop them into second place. They retained their lead in the overall points standing to win the Canadian Rally Championship, having won four of the six rallies, and finishing second in the other two. The heavy attrition rate brought the team of Ugo Desgreniers and Erik Kirby into third place for the Open Class cars, with Ryan Huber and John Vanos fourth. In the production GT class, Alexandre and Nicholas Ouellette finished first, and fifth overall. For the two wheel drive cars, Martin Walter and Ferdinand Trauttsmandorff placed first, and eleventh overall, while Eric Grochowski and Leanne Junnila followed and claimed the national class championship.

Mayor calls ATV meeting “positive” By Bill Freeman



EMC Sports - The Rally of the Tall Pines at Bancroft is the last event on the 2012 rally calendar, and was the scene of many surprises this year. Overall Canadian Rally Championship points leaders Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard were leading the rally going into the final stage until a flat tire delayed their progress. As a result, the team of Patrick Richard and Alan Ockwell capitalized on their competitors’ misfortune and claimed the victory. Fifty-five entrants started the day, and there were 26 retirements. This list included four who rolled their cars, six listed as “off road,” and the remainder dropped out with various engine, electrical, and mechanical woes. Unforgiving surprises greeted competitors at every turn, as road conditions varied all the way from loose gravel to hard-packed icy sections. Snow had fallen overnight, after the previ-

EMC News - Havelock Mayor Ron Gerow says a recent meeting to gather input on Peterborough County’s ATV bylaw was “positive.” The county’s one-yearold bylaw expires at the end of November and county council will have to deter-


The Board of Directors of Farmtown Park in Stirling, gratefully acknowledges the tremendous support from the following, for making both the “Starlite House Tour” and “Christmas at Farmtown Park” the success these events were: The Sponsors: Active Wealth Management, A Little Taste of Paradise, Anderson Equipment, The Apple Store, Balu’s Pharmacy, Barrett Farm & Family Centre, The Barrett Family, BMO Bank of Montreal, Bella Ever After Boutique, Books, Bikes & Bodies Book Club, Sheila Buell, CJBQ Quinte Broadcasting, CHEX T.V., Brad Comeau, Community Press, Howard Cooney Auto Sales, Ron Cooney Haulage, Wm. T. Cooney & Family, County Farm Centre Ltd., Eugene Craig Septic Service, Deerhaven Farm & Garden, EMC Newspaper, Fine Line Design, Dr. Troy Fleming, Foley Bus Lines, Franklin Tours, Freddy Vette, Gay Lea CoOperative, Hearts to God Christian Books & Gifts, Paul Holden & Co. Ltd., Bob & Mary Hunt, Jenny’s Country Lane, Julia’s Womens Wear, The Kitchen Guy, McKeown Motor Sales, McKillopp & Associates, Mac’s Milk, Maple Dale Cheese, Memory Lane and Lynda & Gary Akey, Merrick Livestock, Jim & Denyse Mouck, Newman, Oliver & McCarten Insurance, Oak Hills Golf Management, Peg’s Place, Pro One Stop, Rona Stirling, R & S Home Hardware, John & Edith Ray, Ron & Kathy Reid, Ross & Judy Sarles, Liz Smith, Todd Smith, M.P.P., Don & Lois Stewart, Town & Country Salon, Wayne & Helen Shaw, Stirling Corner Gas, Stirling Creamery, Stirling Feed & Seed, Stirling Heritage Wines, Tweed News, Cheryl & Robert Vandervoort, Vic’s Glass Windows & Doors, Jack and Brigitte Ward, Wells Ford, Woods Fuels

mine what direction they’ll take with it in 2013. Mayor Gerow spoke at the town hall meeting in Norwood about Havelock-BelmontMethuen’s own ATV bylaw which has been in place for two years. “It’s been very successful with no incidents where council has had to step in and reintroduce the bylaw or call into question any part of the bylaw,” he said. One of the reasons things have gone so well, Gerow said, was the “close relationship forged with the local ATV club.” One thing council was “adamant about,” he said, was once the bylaw was in place the Havelock and District ATV Club would have to “police it, maintain it and look after it. “They’ve done a good job of that. They’ve been very effective in the way it’s been dealt with.” The club has “played a role in monitoring use of ATV’s on township roads and county roads the last six months,” Gerow said. “There have been no incidents in any manner dealing with ATVs.” The county’s ATV bylaw allows short sections of the

gravelled shoulders of designated county roads to be used to connect with local multiuse trails. HavelockBelmont-Methuen is the only municipality in the county that has struck an agreement with the county to allow certain sections to be used. “To the best of my knowledge it has worked out well,” Gerow said adding that he foresees a need to expand on some of the provisions of the county’s bylaw to allow for more connections to trails, especially in HBM. “There may be a need to revisit this and look at some small additions to help the club be able to further [access] some of the trails,” he said. “One of the most important factors [is] these pieces of [county roads] are links to other trails that are offroad. The ATV club is working diligently toward developing some of the trails in the area; the majority of the kilometres of those trails are off the road. “I see these road pieces as links. I think that’s very important.” “Basically it’s been a good experience for us [but] we’re always open to public comment, ” Gerow added.

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Peterborough County public works manager Chris Bradley speaks during a meeting at the Norwood Town Hall to review the county’s one-year-old ATV bylaw. Joining him are (l-r) Havelock-BelmontMethuen Mayor Ron Gerow; Galway-Cavendish-Harvey Mayor Janet Clarkson; Phil Higgins, president of the Havelock and District ATV Club and Bruce Watson president of the Kawartha ATV Association. Photo: Bill Freeman


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EMC Lifestyles - Lately our family’s soundtrack has been country music. Perhaps it’s because there’s a group of teenage boys that my daughters hang out with who listen to country, but for whatever reason my girls have started downloading country songs off iTunes. And one of the ones they love is Montgom-

The Good Earth: EMC Lifestyles - The tradition of the Christmas tree is fraught with conflict, suppression, and manipulation. It has been seen as both antiChristian and anti-pagan. It has been used as political statement and it has been used as nothing more than an extravagance for the posh drawing room. For the most part, retail purposes ignored, today’s Christmas tree has come to represent family togetherness, and a communal expression of hope and good will. In many Christian homes, the symbolism of the tree itself has little to do with religious expression; you will find nativities and crèches and other representatives of faith situated in places of honour. Let’s just say, that for whatever the reason a family uses to bring a tree into the

home, today’s tree represents goodness and that is enough. Folks are already bringing in the green, especially the Christmas tree, into their homes to add festive cheer and decoration. For me, it is a titch early as I grew up with the tradition of the tree coming into the house shortly before Christmas and then exiting on New Year’s Day. Not only that, the tree was usually a white spruce, prickly and stinky. Stinky in the sense of smelling like cat pee and prickly in the sense of the needles always being able to find the most tender part of my face as I rummaged, secretly, through the presents. (The “stinky” bit is not connected with my copyrighted phrase “The air is redolent with the stench of rotting tree carcasses.”

nary life. My girls and their friends are obsessing over their futures: What should I take in school? What business can I start? What do I want to do with the rest of my life? And the message they get, over and over, is aim for success! What if that’s the wrong message? Too many people are aiming for the virtually impossible. They want to have a high paying job where they love their work but have short hours. They want to be famous. They want things easy. Life, however, rarely works like that. Most who do eventually earn great success do so only after putting in their time in the trenches.

But let’s not forget that the time in the trenches is not just a means to an end; like Montgomery Gentry sings, it’s something to be proud of, even if you never rise that far above it. What’s wrong with earning an honest living? What’s wrong with working hard, putting in an effort, and slowly but surely building up a small nest egg? You may not take a cruise every year, or have a collection of shoes, or buy each new iPhone that comes out, but it can still be a very rewarding life. Everything you have you worked for. Maybe, instead of telling kids to aim for a life of massive success and leisure, we should be espousing the vir-

tues of aiming lower. We talk down honest work too much. We tell girls who want to be nurses’ aides to be doctors instead. We tell boys who just want to work with their hands that they need a university degree. We tell kids that they should aim for a life where they’ll be rich and don’t have to get dirty. No wonder so many people think simple work is beneath them! You may begin at minimum wage, but work hard and you’ll work your way up. You’ll be able to save for a small house, put food on the table and buy a few luxuries. Aiming lower may not be glamorous, but it’s still something to be proud of. The Brookings Institute

A green Christmas Stinky actually does mean it doesn’t smell good, at least to me. I would say the most pleasantly fragrant tree is the balsam fir, and it doesn’t matter if it’s from Nova Scotia or Ontario.) The bottom line of a cut Christmas tree is the bottom or lack thereof. The top of the tree is dead; it just doesn’t know it yet. The length of time for cellular consciousness to kick in, which is displayed by a spectacular needle drop, varies depending upon the type of tree. The tree with the strongest sense of denial is the Fraser Fir and with the recent introduction into our area, is matched by the Nordman Fir. You can bring them inside now and be confident, with proper care, they will retain their supple and moisture filled needles until the middle

of January and even longer. Balsams can be good for up to three weeks and most spruces have their needles hang in there about two weeks or so. Proper care includes making a fresh cut before putting the tree into the receptacle; keeping the receptacle filled with water; and, not setting it near fireplaces, woodstoves or heating vents. Some folks still use lighted candles. These are the people who call away our friends at Station No. 1 from their Christmas activities. There are several other considerations for selecting a tree. It has to look good which is a subjective matter at best and, as a chap who helps customers with their purchase, I can tell you that a great deal of time and invited comment is employed. It has

to have needles. This seems like a simple statement but there is a lot more to it. For sure, when you look at a tree you will see needles covering the ground just below it. Don’t look at them; look at the needles still on the tree; those are the ones that are important. All the stems and twigs should have needles. You might find the occasional denuded branch on an otherwise good looking tree. If so, look along the branch and see if it is broken. That would be a good thing. If not, then walk away from that tree, there are others. The needles on the tree should be flexible and the have the colour that matches. For example a Colorado blue spruce will have blue needles and that is a good thing. If you see a white pine with blue-grey needles, that is not

Heroes Highway Ride donates to Afghanistan Memorial By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West Hundreds of bikers have contributed to the cause of the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial. “We raised $1,000 from

the Heroes Highway Ride in June,” said director Graeme Hume. “Today we are giving $84 collected from the riders who came to the official unveiling.” Hume said the riders came

recently found three things that virtually guaranteed you would never be poor: graduate from high school; don’t get married until you’re 21, and only have children after you’re married; and take a full-time job—any full-time job. Do those three things and you have a two per cent chance of being poor and a 74 per cent chance of being in the middle class. You may begin at minimum wage, but work hard and you’ll work your way up. You’ll be able to save for a small house, put food on the table and buy a few luxuries. Aiming lower may not be glamorous, but it’s still something to be proud of.

from Barrie, London, Ottawa, amounted to $10,000. Cornwall and Kingston to at“A lot more are contribtend the unveiling. Money uting after the memorial was collected from the coffee was unveiled. We still need donated by local Tim Hor- money.” tons owners Jamie and Debby The $1.2-million memorial Smid and Josephine and Dave was unveiled in Bain Park on Robertson. November 10, a fitting trib“These guys stood by the ute just before Remembrance fencelines all the time at the Day. Hundreds came to the repatriations,” noted Mayor park to offer their support to John Williams. the families who lost soldiers The bikers also contrib- in Afghanistan. November 23th &An30th, 2012 uted to the donation with the incident of vandalism Trenton Kiwanis Club which occurred at the site recently,

caught on video surveillance cameras, of a male knocking over plants around the memorials. Police have stepped up security. He said he hopes if that individual needs some emotional help or counselling he could ask for it. “Come in and we’ll help you,” he said. Hume added there are resources at the base for soldiers who have been in a conflict and are suffering from trauma.

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At the Dominion Curling Club championship

By John M. Smith

EMC Lifestyles - Last week, my wife and I decided to drive to Scarborough to take in some of the action at the Dominion Curling Club

they certainly let the rest of the crowd know! We were, of course, there to watch the Ontario foursome “do their thing,” and on that particular day they

at St. George’s Golf & Country Club. Here they tasted defeat for the first time, but still qualified for the playoffs.  In the final, the Quinte Curling Club foursome got

the mantra for Team Ontario had been, all week, “One rock at a time, one end at a time, one game at a time.”  She said, “It got us to where we are, so all is good. We’re excited to be bringing the win back to our club.” I’ve been a member of the Quinte Curling Club for more than 25 years, and this is the first time that I’ve seen a local team participate at this level.  The Dominion Curling Club Championship is a relatively new competition, and it provides grass roots curling teams from across the entire country with an opportunity to compete against other club champions.  What makes this year’s event even more remarkable for our local club is that we came within a shot of having both the men’s and ladies’ provincial champions, for Dave Collyer was narrowly defeated in the men’s provincial final.  The Dominion Insurance

defeated both Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. Right after the victory over Prince Edward Island, I joined the ladies on the ice to get a photo of them to accompany this article.  I’d already decided that, win or lose, they deserved some publicity for their awesome achievement, for it’s not an “easy road” to get to this level of competition. The “road” began at the club level, for the foursome of Caroline Deans, SherriLynn Collyer, Kendra Lafleur, and Lynne Stapley first had to win the club championship last season.  Then, after that accomplishment, they were eligible to enter the regional competition of the Dominion Curling Club Championship this year, so off they went to compete in Renfrew back in October.  After placing first at the regionals, they were off to the provincial competition, held

revenge on the team that had defeated them (skipped by Stacey McCormack), for this time they won, but it was very tension-filled and close: 5 - 4 (won by stealing the last end!). The provincial victory led them to the nationals in Scarborough, and the rest, as they say, is history! In conversation with the team after that Thursday afternoon game, they told me that the “road” to the nationals was actually much longer than I’ve just described for they had to put in the time of getting to know one another as curlers.  Caroline, Sherri-Lynn, Kendra, and Lynne did this by curling together in the club’s Wednesday Night Open League for three years and by competing in a number of bonspiels and competitions.  Then they decided, last year, to compete in the Monday Night Ladies Competitive League.  Ironically, they won in their first year of participation and then they went on to this year’s amazing achievements. As I watched them on that Thursday afternoon in Scarborough, I was particularly impressed by their focus.  I never saw the team members looking at the crowd, for they simply stayed on task, and obviously represented us very well.  Winning was the bonus! After the final game, Caroline Deans stated that

Company sponsors this annual event, held at curling clubs across Canada, and the company does a great job with it. The aim of this competition is “to support ordinary curlers and the development of curling across Canada” – and it’s “formulated for true club curlers.”  A one-hour overview of the event will be seen on

TSN2 on December 2. Next year’s national championship will also take place in Ontario, this time at the Fort William Curling Club in Thunder Bay (November 25 to 30).  Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a team from this area back there again? For more information <www.thedominioncurls. ca>.

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This photo was taken on the ice, immediately after their fifth consecutive win. From the left: Caroline Deans (skip), Sherri-Lynn Collyer (vice), Kendra Lafleur (second), and Lynne Stapley (lead) of the Quinte Curling Club.

Championship. After all, one of the Quinte Curling Club’s very own teams was representing Ontario in this national event, so we wanted to cheer them on.  As probably everyone knows by now, our local team won the entire event—and won every game in the week-long competition. We arrived at the Scarboro Golf & Country Club in time for the ladies’ afternoon draw on Thursday, November 22, and we mingled with a very vocal and enthusiastic group of spectators who were taking in the action and cheering for their favourites.  On that particular day, I’d have given the award for “most frenzied fans” to two of the out-of-province groups in attendance: Quebec and Manitoba.  These spectators seemed to enjoy whooping it up for every important curling shot that was made, and

This year’s Dominion Curling Club Championship was held at the Scarboro Golf & Country Club.

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photographer. Family and friends gathered last week as Lower Trent Conservation (LTC) Authority unveiled a memorial to honour the lifelong Murray Marsh resident. In 1989, LTC purchased 590 acres from

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Charlie and he was given a life lease to care for the land until his death in 2010. A memorial stone now rests at the site of his homestead on Goodfellow Road in Brighton. Charlie moved to the area with his family in 1934 and eventually took over his father’s farm, raising beef cattle and horses until 2005, when he broke his hip at the

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age of 85. He became a keen observer of nature and spent time building bird nesting boxes as well as feeding deer and other animals says long-time friend Steve Flindall. “Charlie did not have a lot but willingly shared what he had,” said Flindall. “He was a great cook and anyone who visited, and there were a lot of visitors, would be treated to pie, cake, cookies—even a meal—along with coffee.” “He could cook a full course meal for his many friends, as good as any female,” added niece Gayle Fox, at the ceremony. “He would love me to say that. He said it many times.” In the early 1950s, photography became a passion. Through his association with the Trenton Camera Club, Charlie won many Canadian Photographic Association of Canada awards. When Fox joined the club in 1978, she saw, first hand, how Charlie “was admired and held in high regard by the rest of the members.” “I was surprised at times just how important he was to the camera club,” she said.


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Woodlot Conference lures wood workers and tree nuts

Dave Sexsmith from Napanee makes bowls from burls. Photo: Kate Everson

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EMC Lifestyles - Quinte West - The recent Trenton Woodlot Conference was a place to learn about everything from wooden bowls to burls. “I carve bowls from burls,” said Dave Sexsmith from Napanee. “Burls are like a tree with a wart.” He said he also makes designs from hollow trees. He uses hard maple, butternut, cedar and ash. “I look for weird things in the wood,” he said. “Some-

times it works out, sometimes it doesn’t.” Dave has been coming to the Woodlot Conference for six years. He does more than sell his products. “Each year it’s a reunion,” he said. “We all know each other. There are a lot of good speakers too.” He says each year people buy his wood bowls and sometimes they even bring him burls. “It’s a nice event,” he said. “We’re all tree people. We all like wood. It’s a friendly crowd.”

Wade Knight, a field advisor with Trees Ontario, offered information about a planting program sponsored by the province. Anyone with at least 2.5 acres of land can sign up to get trees planted on their land. The goal is to plant 50 million trees by 2025. The program started in 2008 and works with local partners, such as Lower Trent Conservation. “We sell small seedlings, ten to sixteen inches,” he said. “Our partners do a site inspection and make recommendations on what type of tree to plant.” He says they mostly use conifers including white pine, white spruce, Norway spruce and white cedar. There is some burr oak and red oak which are native to

the region to add wildlife habitat diversity. The seedlings are purchased with a 70 per cent subsidy. “Trees help with climate change, create habitat and aid in long-term rural economy,” he said. “They also protect the watershed.” All the trees are planted in the spring. More information can be found at <> or contact Lower Trent Conservation for details. “We want to get the word out,” Knight said. Laird “the Stickman” Nelson from Codrington also had a display with walking sticks. He uses poplar with a honeysuckle vine and yellow cedar on top.

Doug MacKenzie from Bancroft makes paddles by hand. Photo: Kate Everson

“The Old Boy upstairs makes them,” Nelson says. “I just clean ‘em up.” He says his walking sticks are 100 per cent natural. He finds them in forests and uses any species; maple, birch, willow, ash, oak or pine. “I look for the ones with vines around them,” he explains. “I find them and cut the vine off, cut the wood

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and peel the bark off. Then I let it dry for two years, sanding it four times and polyurethane it three times, sanding between the second and third coats.” “It takes a fair bit of time,” he acknowledges. “Up to six hours.” Nelson is a retired forester with Domtar, but is also a farmer and has his own woodlot. He shows his walking sticks in some other craft shows but likes to come to the conference. “Here everybody knows everybody,” he says with a smile. Another display was by Doug MacKenzie of Bancroft who had canoe paddles, axe handles, rolling pins and bread boards, all handmade from cherry, ash or birdseye wood. “I make them right from the logs,” he said. “I’ve been doing this for 35 years.”






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Preparation of the snake hibernaculum starts with careful placement of blocks and slabs below the frost line for winter hibernation. Photo: Richard Barkosky

Stripped of vegetation, the turtle nesting beach features sand and gravel as a suitable material for depositing turtle eggs. Photo: Richard Barkosky

has been creating such sites for 15 years, and played a major, hands-on role in this development. The hibernaculum site is on a south-facing slope to ensure warmth, and between a pond and a large number of rocks where snakes enjoy sunning themselves. In an excavation approximately 12 feet square and to a depth of six feet, that is, below the frost line, broken slabs and construction blocks were carefully placed along the bottom and up against the steep sides. This is to allow entrance, while preventing access for predators. On top of this, smaller stones and gravel were placed to seal off and protect the passageways and chambers below. Earth backfill then was piled higher than the surrounding landscape to

divert surface water and snow melt as much as possible. Corners of the excavation incorporated four-inch plastic corrugated tubing leading directly down to the reptilian condos, the stone and concrete surrounding them allowing alternative entrance choices for the prospective hibernators. As a final touch, additional posts and rocks partly obscure these entrances to provide shelter and protection from predators. One possible addition would be a data-logger to monitor temperature and humidity. Wilson and Wilkins would like to thank both Lyman Holmes Excavating for donating the concrete construction rubble, and the Toronto Zoo for their involvement with this project.

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EMC Lifestyles - Tweed A turtle nesting beach and a snake hibernaculum have been installed in the Otter Creek area east of Tweed. Environmentalists John Wilson and Denice Wilkins have shared their property for many years with a variety of local wildlife, including both turtles and snakes. On learning that nearly all of the eight varieties of Ontario turtles are at risk, some severely, Wilkins’ response took the form of, “What can I do?” Researching the situation led her to an Environment Canada publication written largely by employees of the Toronto Zoo. One of the co-authors is Julia Phillips, Turtle Conservation Specialist and Adopt-a-pond Coordinator at the Toronto Zoo, who came to the site to oversee the construction. Preparation of the turtle nesting beach began by removing the vegetation from an open rectangular area about 40 by 20 feet not far from a pond. This location was chosen as it is part of a turtle’s natural habitat, and is relatively free from predators. With grass and roots removed, a fibre cloth was put down to minimize plant growth, and the area was then covered with alternating layers of sand and gravel, some of it mixed together, as turtles are known for favouring both materials when laying their eggs. John and Denice will be preparing protective cages for the eggs to discourage the inevitable raccoons. Construction of the snake hibernaculum was under the direction of Bob Johnson, Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians at the Toronto Zoo for over 30 years. Johnson

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All that Grey Cup hype is for real By Jack Evans

These Saskatchewan Roughriders fans brought along their own inflated horses between their legs for the party events during the weekend. Photo: Jack Evans

Many thousands of fans formed a human chain parade from Varsity Stadium to the Rogers Centre football field Sunday before the game, many taking turns carrying the large and heavy Grey Cup. Photo: Jack Evans

EMC Sports - Over the past few days, it has been simply impossible for Canadians to overlook the news and hype about the 100th Grey Cup Canadian Football League game here. You can call it a passion for Canada’s unique three-down game of football; you can call it a national party; but it is hard to play down the impact of this special annual event in Canada’s calendar. The fact that it was a 100th anniversary was significant, but it was only an add-on to an established tradition of a Canada-coming-together party. On the football field, the conflict may be brutally bone-bruising, but for the fans, who are equally passionate about their respective teams, it is a camaraderie with colours and teams as opposite as they can get clinking glasses and sharing memories about the past season and past Grey Cup games. Some vie for how many Grey Cup events they have attended, with one man boasting he had attended almost 60. Besides the eight teams that now comprise the league, one prominent

group of fans that has been active for several years is called the “Schooners,” still promoting a new team based on the east coast. Confirmation that the former Ottawa Roughriders franchise will be back starting in 2014 also sparked a special party for their fans. They gathered in an out-of-the-way pub Saturday night several dozen strong, wearing their black and red colours and eagerly anticipating their team’s return. Some of their sweaters read: “Undefeated since 1996,” (the last year for the former Rough Riders.)  One man, asked if he was ready for 2014, said: “We’re already tailgating. I’ve got my seats.” To show the lasting affection even some U.S. fans have for the Canadian version of football, one man and his wife stalked the party rooms wearing the colours and carrying the flag of the former Baltimore team that was part of a brief attempt to expand the CFL into the United States a few years ago. Garish costumes at all events and around the downtown streets of Toronto abounded, including the famous Saskatch-

Horses and Calgary Stampeder fans always go together, as this photo illustrates.

ewan flame man, the Blues Brothers and more. One Argos fan at a street gathering at Dundas Square sported a blue moustache and beard. That square was one of three major activity areas arranged for the weekend by the City of Toronto. It was a rallying point Sunday for the special Grey Cup parade.  Perhaps not your floats and bands parade, it started at Varsity Stadium and picked up thousands of fans over its five-kilometre route to the Rogers Centre for the game. Fans took turns carrying the big cup itself along the route.


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Starting a conversation and making new friends was as easy as talking to the nearest costumed fan of any team. Whether their own team was playing or not did not stop hundreds, if not thousands, of fans from all eight teams sharing in the fun. Let’s not forget it was also the Christmas season. The beautifully decorated windows in the old Eaton’s store featuring dozens of Victorian era characters and sets, many of them electro-mechanically activated, brought back fond childhood memories of trips there with my parents when I was a child. The Rogers Centre was sold out, more than 50,000 seats, months in advance because of the special 100th event. Officials said they could have sold it out all over again had seating been available. Pep cheers, cheerleader routines and just plain entertainment were featured at special party rooms set up by the various teams. In the Spirit of Edmonton room in the Sheraton, the walls rattled as the 25-strong City of Winnipeg Pipe Band paraded in and put on a show. Cheer-leading routines at an all-team demonstration Saturday showed the girls have to do a lot more than wiggle their tummies. Many routines require high athletic skills, almost circus-like. A few now include up to several young men to add some muscle to the high-inthe-air tosses and pyramids. As for the game, the Argonauts broke Toronto’s losing streak when it comes to major sports, crushing the highly favoured Calgary Stampeders by 35 - 22. The Calgary score is actually inflated by a last seconds touchdown the Argonauts essentially gave the Stampeders as their own lead at that point was overpowering. Next year, it’s Regina, and if you’ve never heard of the Saskatchewan slogan of “sky of blue, sea of green,” you’ll see it there for sure. If you have a few days free in your calendar late next November, mark it down. Even if you can’t get tickets to the game, this writer can guarantee you will still have a lot of fun.

Empire is a big cheese again at the Royal Winter Fair EMC News - Campbellford - Empire Cheese and Butter Co-op has more than the festive season to celebrate. This Canadian company that has been in business since 1876 has won first prize at the Royal Winter Fair 2012 for its marble cheddar. Empire Cheese is no stranger to winning awards at the fair beginning with its grand champion and reserve champion wins back in 2008. Since then the cheese factory has been to the fair every year and always brought home several awards each time. In 2009 the company won four awards including first place for their extra mild cheddar. In 2010 it took second- and third-place wins for their cheddar varieties then last year it was a first again for the marble cheddar (among other third-, fourth- and fifth-place wins). This year the co-op also won third for its extra old white and third for its medium white. For cheesemaker Mark Erwin the wins are another testament to the quality of the product. “It’s stiff competition at

the fair because you have your Parmalats and other big plants, many from Quebec and PEI,” he explained. There were 12 other companies competing against them at the fair. “The bigger companies have many cheeses in their grading program to choose from. We have a limited amount to choose from,” commented cheesemaker Erwin. Even with those odds the company made a conscious decision to compete against larger companies. “The Royal used to have a small plant category but we said no, we’ll compete with the big guys,” said Erwin. “It’s a benchmark, competing against them. We like to go to the show because it tells you where you are at in the industry,” he added. Besides it’s fun to meet the other cheesemakers he said, even though he admits they don’t swap secrets about their products. The success of Empire Cheese, he told EMC, is based on “a good selection of culture and we always use clean fresh milk, local milk.” It’s all about quality con-

trol and “doing everything at the right time. We stick to the quality and consistency to win.” From start to finish it takes five hours to make their cheese. “And don’t forget the natural aging process,” he said. Naturally aged cheese takes one year to create old cheese. Erwin is trained in dairy science and took a cheese making course at Kemptville College. His work as a cheesemaker started out as a summer job and has progressed to a fulltime career. He enjoys working at Empire Cheese and Butter Co-op with its 135-year tradition. The equipment is “vintage.” “It is an artisan way of making cheese,” he said. “This equipment is the same as it was in the 1950s. We do it purposely to have a certain type of cheese,” he admits with pride. “The heritage of the company is retained.“ Originally there were 20 farmers who owned and ran the co-op. Today there are nine and they are all local farmers.

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April 30th, 1938 – November 24th, 2012 (74) Our beloved Wahnieta: You will be forever missed and forever remembered in the hearts of everyone who knew you. She was quite possibly the sweetest of sweeties. She passed away surrounded by family on Saturday November 24th after a short battle with lung cancer. She was born on April 30th, 1938 in Cordova Mines, Ontario, where she was raised by her Grandma Lizzy and grew up with her little sister Shirley (Pressick). There she met her husband Alan Mack, who she married on December 14th, 1957. Soon after they welcomed their children; Richard Mack (Cindy), Suzzanne Smith (Jerry), Tammie Paxton (Ron), Cindy Mack (Dave), John Mack (Carol), Anthony Mack (predeceased) and Diane Mack (Bruce). It is surely no secret how much they adored and loved their ‘momma’, a.k.a. ‘Weiner’. Her grandchildren Joey, Lisa, Danny, Nicholas, Amber, Krystle, Jimmy, Nathan, Eric, A.J., and Abigail will miss her dearly as she was more than just a grandma, and often a best friend and second mother. Her love will also live on in her four great grandchildren. Wahnieta’s life will be celebrated with a private service at the United Church in her hometown of Cordova Mines with her family and friends on December 22nd. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Ontario Lung Association, or (416)864-9911. You may also send your thoughts and prayers to Bowan Funeral Home (519)352-2390. The sun has lost some of its shine. The stars will twinkle less. The moon has lost some luster. The world is not the same. A piece has been lost. Our Wahnieta as she was on this earth is gone. Heaven CL417101 now is brighter. We will miss her.

Battery powered scooter, 4 wheel Autogo 550 Ultralight. Like new. 705-924-2115.

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.

Also bulk honey in your containers, comb honey, prepackaged liquid and creamed honey, beeswax skin cream, pollen, maple syrup and more. All honey is unpasteurized. Open Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm Closing Dec. 22 for the winter. 613-827-7277



Wahnieta Edna Mack

90TH BIRTHDAY Open House for Leona (Anderson) Vansickle Saturday, December 8 2 to 10 p.m. 372 County Rd. 46 RR4 Havelock Lynne 705-778-3854

Lorne Gordon CarLeton CARLETON, Lorne Gordon In loving memory of a dear husband, dad and Poppy who passed away November 29th, 2010 We knew little that morning That God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone, For part of us went with you, That day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide: And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. We each carry you in our heart every second of every day and miss you so very much Laura Anne, Cheryl, Terry, Dawn, Tammy, Rob and families

Auto-Go Go-cart, battery operated, folds up for traveling, like new. $800 o.b.o. 613-395-4925/leave message.

C&K Scrappers - Cash paid for scrap vehicles, catalytic converters. Text 613-849-0592 or call 613-394-1899.

Free hot cider and Christmas treats

ENGAGEMENT Sam Moring and Greg deBoer Sam is the daughter of Paul and Denise Moring of Hastings and Greg is the son of Jake and Irene deBoer of London, ON. Wedding to take place in 2014. Congratulations from your very excited families and friends!

AquaMaster high efficiency water softeners use 80% less water and 75% less salt. Only available at Water Source 613-968-6256.

Cash for profitable small business , store, industry or apartment building. Free evaluation on request. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

Christmas at the Honey House Twin Sisters Hive & Honey Products

Aluminum Kango Chipping hammer, good condition, + 2 points and 2 chisels. $350 firm. 613-475-1042.





Freelance IT

Computer & Network Services For “Home & Business” Factory Imaging Data Recovery Virus Removal Wireless Setup Internet & Email “On-site Service” Ph: (613) 902-5455 Placing an Ad in the EMC is a Snap!

Quinte’s First Choice for Cremation Since 1998 205 North Front Street, Unit 2, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 3C3

So Simple All arrangements can be made over the phone Call: 613-962-7900 or Toll Free: 1-888-456-9403 Email:

The EMC Classifieds Call to book your ad today! 1-888-967-3237




KROWN Rust Control

Over 20 years experience spraying vehicles.

In Memoriam

+ HST 75 words, 20¢/extra word. Border $5.00 (optional).

Grieving owner desperate to have her companion returned.

Purebred Beagle Pups. Bred for conformation colour and field ability. Wormed and all necessary shots. $150. 613-396-5880. You’ll be




Call Barb at 613-477-1113

613-966-2034 x 560

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

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. Marmora Self-Storage Units, 24 hr. access, various sizes, surveillance cameras, security locks. Professional moving services available. Rob 6 1 3 - 4 7 2 - 1 6 2 8 , 1-866-335-3310. Norwood, self-storage units now available. Various sizes. For more information, call (705)639-2258.

EMC Classifieds Get Results!


The Campbellford-Seymour Agricultural Society Requires a part-time Secretary/Treasurer The position requires effectiveness in financial management, computer competence, good oral and written communications, and experience working with volunteers. The job requires attendance at monthly Board meetings and a significant amount of time spent during the summer months in preparation and follow up of the annual Fair. The successful candidate must be bondable. Forward Resume: Attention Hiring Committee, c/o Box 728, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0 or


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

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


Deadline for applications, December 1, 2012.


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Delivery and maintenance package included. Limited time offer. Instant rebates up to $1,000. E270827



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

Ford 4610 4x4 Loader, Case 1190 Loader, MF 165 Loader, Ford 7700 Cab, Case IH 5300 Grain Drill 21x7. 613-223-6026.

German Shepherd Pups black or sable DDR workline AKC parents vet check health guarantee $450. (613)802-2757

Small square bales of straw, barley or wheat; also small square bales first cut hay. 613-478-6982.

Wheat straw, round 4x5s. 613-392-7629.



613-392-2601 TrenTon WesT side 2 bedroom apt, close to school and downtown. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro & water included. $825.

Kenmau Ltd.


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Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

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Spacious 1 bedroom with private entrance. Fridge, stove and water included. $650/mth + heat and hydro.

Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

Property Management



Kenmau Ltd.

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2 bedroom apt with private entrance, fridge, stove, heat & hydro incl. $775/mnth.


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


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East side (Ann St.) bachelor apt on main level with private entrance. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro & water included. $650/mth. East side (Albert St.) main level 2 bedroom with fridge, stove and water included. $775/mth.


West side (Front St.) 2 bedroom, main level with private entrance. Fridge & stove included. $650/mth + utilities. West side (King St.) 1 bedroom w/private entrance, fridge, stove, water incl. $550/mth.


Call Kenmau Ltd.

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


200 Dundas Street E, Suite 305 Belleville, ON K8N 1E3 Office: 613-968-5151 Toll Free: 1-888-216-7770 ext 306 Email: Web:

FSCO Lic# M08002475 Broker# 10202 Independently Owned and Operated


Discover all the advantages of cruising: explore the world in comfort aboard a beautiful floating resort. Europe, Alaska, Caribbean, South America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Antarctica. Contact Expedia CruiseShipCenters Belleville to plan your dream cruise vacation: 613-969-0899 TICO# 50008131

Contract Drivers


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

1 Licensed Electrician plus 1 Apprentice. Experienced in commercial & industrial an asset. Good wage & benefit package. Resumes only All replies will be confidential Fax: 705-742-4411 Mail PO Box 2086 Peterborough ON K9J 7Y4

Le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) est à la recherche de personnes intéressées à se joindre à son équipe pour poursuivre avec passion une vision commune, axée sur la collaboration et sur l'innovation en éducation. INFORMATICIENNE OU INFORMATICIEN SERVICE DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L’INFORMATION Dossier 48/12-13 1 poste régulier à 100 % du temps, 12 mois (35 heures/semaine) pour les régions de Kingston, Trenton, Brockville et Merrickville TRAVAILLEUSE SOCIALE OU TRAVAILLEUR SOCIAL SERVICE DU SOUTIEN À L’APPRENTISSAGE Dossier 49/12-13 1 poste à terme à 100 % du temps, 12 mois (35 heures/semaine) prévu du 7 janvier 2013 au 20 décembre 2013 inclusivement Dossier 50/12-13 1 poste à terme à 100 % du temps, 12 mois (35 heures/semaine) prévu du 14 janvier 2013 au 10 janvier 2014 inclusivement Avec près de 21 000 élèves fréquentant 39 écoles élémentaires, 10 écoles secondaires et son école pour adultes, le CECCE est le plus important réseau d'écoles de langue française à l'extérieur du Québec. Son territoire de plus de 35 000 km2 dans le Centre-Est de l’Ontario s'étend de Cumberland à Pembroke, jusqu’à Trenton. Pour obtenir tous les détails relatifs aux postes susmentionnés, veuillez consulter le site Web du CECCE au Il est également possible d'obtenir une copie des offres d'emploi à la réception du Centre éducatif du CECCE, 4000, rue Labelle à Ottawa, entre 8 h et 17 h. Direction des ressources humaines 4000, rue Labelle, Ottawa (Ontario) K1J 1A1 Téléphone : 613 744-2555 ou sans frais 1 888 230-5131 Téléc. : 613 746-3165 Courriel :

Property Management (Since 1985)



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



TrenTon WesT side

Kenmau Ltd.



No previous experience necessary.

For a personal interview email your name and phone number to:

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

Wanted to buy standing hay in 2013, Jim Harrison 613-392-9437.

Job description may be viewed online at Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

International Company is expanding in the Quinte area.


Central Boiler outdoor Wood FurnaCeS

How many people do you know that drink coffee?


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

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




ASP Contractors. Airless spray painting and power washing. Farms, cottages, houses, factories, fences, tanks. Corn, glass and sandblasting. New steel roofs installed. Roofs screw-nailed and boards replaced. Eavestroughs and gutter guards installed. Fully insured. Call George (800)589-1375 or cell (613)827-8485.





En vertu du paragraphe 24(1) du Code des droits de la personne de l'Ontario, le CECCE a le droit de préférer, en matière d'emploi, des candidates et candidats de langue française catholiques romains. CLR395316

Wanted. Model engines. For live steam, gasoline, air. Also wanted steam toys and antique or vintage electric toy trains. 613-968-5200.

Wanted- Used kitchen cupboards for basement. Call 613-395-4925/leave message.


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


EMC B Section - Thursday, November 29, 2012


“We Need You!”

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.

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Melissa • Belleville West • 613-969-6204 Kristy • Belleville East • 613-921-1715 Nancy • Brighton and Colborne • 613-475-2914 Linda • North West • 705-868-7027 Cindy • North East • 613-920-4369 Cindy • QW Trenton & Stirling & Frankford • 613-920-4369




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2 bedroom apt, totally renovated. $849/month includes heat and water. First and last. Close to amenities. Feb 1. 613-967-1251.

SALES AND MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE Are you an experienced sales professional looking for a unique opportunity to play a key role in a fast-growing business with a strong focus on the fitness industry? Are you a goal-oriented, client-focused, self-starter with a passion for all things marketing? Does working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment supported by a leading Canadian media company sound like the “best of both worlds”? If so, we are looking for you!

Cruickshank Construction Ltd., a leading roadbuilder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario and Alberta, has a part time (20 hours/week), term (5 Month) opening at their Madoc Patrol Yard for the following position:

Qualifications x x

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, developing sales plans; Identifying/developing solutions that meet growth and revenue objectives; Preparation of proposals, presentations and documentation in support of sales activities; Negotiating contracts and agreements as required; Providing outstanding account management by managing the relationship with clients before, during and after a campaign; Working with our design team in the execution of client marketing programs; Staying current with industry trends and developments; and developing & maintaining strategic alliances / partnerships.

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Need a home? Call the Hastings Housing Resource Centre. Services offered in Belleville, Quinte West, North and Centre Hastings. (613)969-1748. Townhouse/condo for rent Cromwell Heights, Campbellford. Newly remodeled 2 bdrm., 1 bath & parking. Includes updated kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedrooms and laundry. Basement is open, ideal for hobbies & storage. Walking distance to all amenities Enjoy condo living at its best, snow removal and lawn cutting included. Unit is ideal for mature adult living. $925 + hydro. Available Dec 1. Call 705-931-2626 or email:

Belleville 6-plex. Over 70,000 on upgrades. Perfect location. Showing cap rate over 8%. $509,000. 613-967-1251. Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

Provide administrative support to highway operations Review and Process Winter Operations Records, Driver Logs, Pre-Trip Reports and other documentation as assigned Time entry into SAP and other databases Perform duties such as filing, data entry, answering phones and preparing correspondence

Trenton- $125,000 buys clean and spacious 3 bedroom bungalow and garage on well treed private 200’ lot, outskirts of town. $5,000 down O.A.C. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to: Dustin Lessard, Supervisor or call 613-473-2619 by December 10, 2012

Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume to

Cruickshank thanks all applicants; however only selected candidates will be contacted.

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




EMC B Section - Thursday, November 29, 2012

Proficient in computer applications (Microsoft Office) and Outlook Experience with SAP is considered an asset Superior time management skills, multitasking skills and the ability to prioritize task with minimal supervision Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Post Secondary education in Office Administration is considered an asset


We are looking for someone with a minimum of 3 years direct sales and marketing experience; A team player with a strong business acumen and proven consultative selling skills; Excellent written, presentation, interpersonal, skills; A self-starter who can adapt quickly to changing environments and market trends; Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.


Marmora- large furnished private room, satellite, $525/mth. 1 block from all amenities. No drugs or booze. Prefer senior on fixed income or steady income person. 613-472-1697 ask for Alex.

Storage space with washroom facilities available November 1. $350/month includes property taxes. HST, water & sewer, heat, hydro extra. Can easily be converted to office space. Located in the Stirling Industrial Park at 400 West Front St. Contact Suurdt Properties Ltd. at: Office: 613-395-6460. Cell: 613-921-9400.

Job Clerk

We are seeking a Sales and Marketing Representative to join our team. You will be responsible for developing new business across North America and building strong, long-term relationships.


Marmora- 2 bedroom upper level duplex. Newly renovated. Immediate occupancy. $750 plus hydro. Preferably nonsmoker. No pets. 613-472-5479 or 613-849-5706.

Warkworth 1 bedroom apt. Now available in clean, quiet building on Main Street. Suitable for 1 person, no pets. $550/month plus hydro. First and last required. 905-623-9482.

Susan K. Bailey Marketing and Design has been working for over 25 years to create effective marketing that drives leads and makes an impression by offering original, market-tested promotions. Our services include design, print, mail, web site development and social media.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Job Category: Marketing Coach

Madoc, 3 bedroom house on quiet street, large treed lot, nice and tidy home, close to downtown. Perfect for small family or retired couple. $950/month. 519-735-1915,

DSW graduate with experience looking to supply Respite support for people with disabilities. Resume and reference upon request. Linda 613-394-7145.

Hardwood Floor Installation and resurfacing. Light renovations and upgrades. Over 30 years experience. Please call for free estimate 613-394-1908.

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.

Airport Service


Nancy’s House Cleaning Service. I live in the area and offer dependable, honest, quality work at a reasonable price. Several years experience and bondable 905-922-9146.



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

In Service since 1978

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Retired Painter needs work Honest & reliable workmanship

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Wed-Sun 9am to 4pm • 613-284-2000 •


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Photo Ads from $25.30

Sale of land for Tax Arrears By Public Tender MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER


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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 December 10, 2012 at the Municipal Office, Marmora Town Hall, 12 Bursthall Street, Box 459 Marmora, Ontario KOK 2MO Tenders will then be opened in public on the same day immediately following the 3:00 p.m. deadline in the Council Chambers. Description of Lands: In the Township of Marmora, now the Municipality of Marmora and Lake, County of Hastings:

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.

1. Roll No. 1241 141 010 07300 0000 PIN 40162 - 0113 LT Part Lot 6, Concession 2, Marmora Part 1 and 2 21R3680 & as in QR297619 Except Part 1 21R21358; S/T MTA6737, in the Township of Marmora, now the Municipality of Marmora and Lake, in the County of Hastings.

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

Minimum Tender Amount: $ 21,700.41 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.

$$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan form an ex-employer? (LIRA) or (lock in RRSP) Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585

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. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: Rosemary Pascoe The Corporation of the Municipality of Marmora & Lake 12 Bursthall Street P.O. Box 459 Marmora, Ontario KOK 2MO

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


Nick Livingstone ContractingMaster Electrician. 30 years experience fully licensed and insured professional electrical services, reasonable rates, residential, commercial, farm. Lic. #7007459. ( 6 1 3 ) 9 2 2 - 6 0 2 7 , (613)962-2828.


Need Small Claims representation? Start smart! Phone 613-967-6380. Free consultation. Give yourself peace of mind, call 613-967-6380, today.

Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers.

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(plus HST)


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DEATHS/OBITUARIES $38.95 (plus HST) up to 300 words

Classified Ad Booking Deadline: Mondays at 3 p.m.

Ads can be placed by calling 613-966-2034 x560, emailing or drop into our office at 244 Ashley St., Foxboro EMC B Section - Thursday, November 29, 2012



BELLEVILLE Quinte NeedleArts Guild Stiching for Fun! Offering workshops and lessons or come work on your own embroidery piece. Belleville Recreation Centre, 116 Pinnacle St. 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. 9:30am - 3pm. Call 613-473-4831 or 613-476-7723 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. Christmas Puppet Show and Crafts at Belleville Pubic Library, Saturday, December 1, 10:30 a.m.

Join our special guest puppeteer Alastair “Poppa Al” Camelford. Christmas craft time, 11:15 in 1st floor Program Room. All ages are welcome. Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Friday, 10 a.m. Calvary Temple, corner of Wallbridge Loyalist and Hwy 2 West. Contact Dianne 613-392-0081. 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. The ANAF Unit 201 Pipes and Drums is recruiting members. Free lessons and Band practices are at the ANAF Unit 201 (upper Floor)

187 Front St, Belleville, Tuesday, 630-830pm. All are welcome. For info:

freshments available. CORE Centre, 223 Pinnacle St., Belleville, (Campbell Street entrance)

The Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (Belleville and area) Christmas luncheon, First Pentecostal Church, 490 Dundas St W, Belleville, 11 a.m., Tuesday December 4. After dinner, enjoy seasonal music. Please bring personal hygiene products to donate to the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation. For info and reservations: 613-967-1863.

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

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2:30 pm Amnesty International Group 111 Belleville presents ‘Indigenous people at risk of disappearance in Colombia’. Talk, photo exhibit and musical entertainment. All welcome to this free event. Re-

Vigil for National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. Thursday December 6, Core Centre, 223 Pinnacle St. Belleville, 11:30a.m. (brown bag lunch event) Eastminster United Church, “A Christmas Miracle” December 5 at 7pm. Stories and carols to celebrate the holiday season. Free will offering. The Belleville Choral Soci-

ety Christmas Concert, “Around the World Through the Ages”. Sunday December 2, 3 pm, St. Michael the Archangel Church, 296 Church St., Belleville. Tickets available at Quinte Arts Council, St. Michael’s Church Office and at the door. Adults - $20., Youth 6-18 yrs. $5.

BRIGHTON Gerry and Faye Open Mike and Dance, first and third Wednesday of the month, Masonic Lodge, 157 Main St. Brighton. 7 p.m. 613475-8847. Carpet Bowling at Brighton Community Centre, 75 Elizabeth Street every Monday and Thursday 12.30 to 4 pm. New members welcome. Come out for a free trial.

CAMPBELLFORD Campbellford Kinette Bingo every Thursday at 7pm. Campbellford/Seymour Arena, 313 Front St. N. $1000 Jackpot in 54 numbers, Wheelchair accessible. Saturday Dec. 1, 11am - 2pm, Evergreen Bazaar, St. John’s United Church, 50 Bridge St. W, Campbellford. Luncheon $7, 11am - 1pm. Silent auction, New 2 You Boutique. Thursday December 6, 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m, We’re Listening event for women survivors of domestic abuse – opportunity to discuss and share how area services worked or didn’t. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 17 Ranney St, Campbellford. Child care, refreshments and honorarium provided. Continued on page B17

• AUCTIONS Auction Sale

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


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

Auctioneer: Allen McGrath



Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Selling contents from home of Mr. Doug Goodfellow, giving up housekeeping, moved to retirement home, including quantity horse tack, some antiques, collectables, dishes, house hold articles, appliances, hot tub, lamps, pictures, etc. Matching fridge and 30’ stove, stacking washer & dryer, nice 36” portable T.V. like new, hot tub complete with circulation pump etc., sofa & matching chair, recliner, small tables, pine kitchen buffet & hutch, dining room suite, nice waterfall dresser w/mirror and matching vanity w/stool, Victorian chair, ant bed, ant dresser w/ mirror, dishes, china, glass, household articles, some collectables. Horse tack includes new & used saddles, english & western, riding gear new & used, riding harness new & used, bit, bridles, new & used, plus variety of other related articles. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. Gary E. Warners Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS.

2 Day auction Tues & WeD, Dec. 11 & Dec. 12



5:00 pm, Evinrude Centre 911 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough Tues. Auction includes: Estate furnishings, antique & modern quality furniture. Bedroom, living room & dining room suites. Aquarium, pine furniture, china, glass, art, collectibles & much more! Viewing 2pm sale day. Wed. Auction includes: Over 200 pieces of jewelry including gold, sterling, diamond rings, earrings, gem stones, pendants & necklaces. Also large collection of Swarovski crystals, trumpet, Curio cabinet & other much more! Viewing 3pm sale day. Plan to attend. Do your holiday shopping here!

Terms: Visa, MC, Debit, Cash. 10% buyers premium. Delivery & storage available. Absentee bidding available.


EMC B Section - Thursday, November 29, 2012

Visit: for pictures of sale items. Vendor: John Leask (905) 985-7818

Antique, ColleCtor’s & rug AuCtion Sunday, December 2 - Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction 11:00 a.m.

Auction to include: Collection of Royal Doulton Toby Mugs & Figurines, Moorcroft, Royal Worcester, Crystal, Lamps, Dinner Sets, Sterling & Silver Plate, Oriental Items, Ivories, Imari Porcelain, Art Glass, Estate Jewellery, Books & Collector’s Items. Large Collection of Oil Paintings, Prints & Watercolours. “Kawai” Apartment Size Piano & Stool, Victorian Walnut Sewing Table, Oak Dining Table & 4 Chairs, Walnut Dining Room Suite with Table & Chairs & China Cabinet, Small Tables, Art Deco China Cabinet, Georgian Style Sideboards, Pairs of Side Tables, Secretaire Bookcases, Victorian Gentleman’s & Ladies Chairs, Teak Wall Units, Oak Hanging Cabinet, Rattan Table & Chairs, Mirrors & Light Fixtures.

Starting at 2:00 p.m. Large Collection of Over 75 Oriental Carpets. Variety of Shapes, Sizes & Patterns Watch Web Site for Pictures & Updates.

Large Indoor Yard Sale: Sunday @ 9:30 a.m. to include Large Collection of Antique & Collector’s Reference Books David Simmons: Appraiser looking for quality estates or Auctioneer single items& for upcoming auctions




Doors open at 5:00pm


Tuesday Dec. 4th @ 6pm

From Port Perry take Simcoe Rd. north to Scugog 12th line, go west to old Simcoe Rd., north to Durward Rd., or from Greenbank on hwy #12 go north to Scugog 12th line, go east to old Simcoe Rd, then north to Durward Rd. See Signs!! Machinery: #4630 Ford 4X4 cab diesel tractor with 7410 front end loader, #7700 Ford o/s diesel tractor, 3 sets of rear remotes, # 9600 Ford cab dual powered diesel tractor with front weights, #135 M.F. diesel tractor with rebuilt engine, Bob Cat “Farm boy” gas skid steer with new engine, has 40” material bucket and manure fork, 1999 green Dodge 3500 Ram diesel 4 X 4 truck with flat deck and fifth wheel attachment, (5 speed, 216,000 kms., cert. in Sept), 1989 Jamco 24’ X 8’ X 7’ aluminum horse trailer with divider, (cert. in Sept.), 1998 Dodge Dakota 4 X 4 pickup truck with cap (sells running), 2002 grey Pontiac Grand Am Se 4 door car, (180,000 kms., sells running), BR740 N.H. round baler with liquid applicator, wide pick up, electric tie with monitor, #5209 N.I. discbine with rebuilt cutting bar, 30’ tandem double reach round bale wagon with lights, 3 enclosed 20’ steel bale thrower wagons, Kuhn pto driven rotary rake, Pequea g.d. hay tedder, #363 N.I. tandem manure spreader with end gate, #3722 NI manure spreader, M.F. 9 shank chisel plow, Overum 4/16” semi mount plow, #36 Int. 3/12 plow, #255 White 12’ tandem disc, 18’ hydraulic cultivator with wings, 8’ Triple K cultivator, 18’ pony harrows, 16’ & 8’ chain harrows, 14’ sprocket packer, 3 drum land roller, 5 section diamond harrows, 8’ pull type cultivator on steel, #44 M.F. 22 run seed drill with grain and grass seed boxes. Calsa 100 gal sprayer, Allied 32’ hay elevator on wheels, 12’ skeleton hay elevators, Int. 5’ sickle mower, modified electric round bale uncoiler with reversible motor, various length 4” X 5” grain augers, 200 bu gravity box, Kelly 3 pth backhoe attachment with 18” bucket, 8’ X 10’ Super Tilt hydraulic dump box, McKee 7’ snowblower, J.D. 3 pth hydraulic post pounder, 6’ rotary mower, 5’ Mott mower, 5’ manure fork, 6’ stone fork, 3 pth round bale fork, Work Saver seed spreader, Endress 25 KVA pto driven generator, cattle squeeze, round bale feeders, round sheep feeders, 2X8’ & 2X4’ steel small stock feeders, steel sheep crowding tube, tilt table, sorting shute, small stock scale, horizontal 3 pth. hydraulic wood splitter, assortment of steel gates, 5’ X 6’ rubber livestock mats, Power Fist floor model drill press, Lincoln 225 AC welder, tool chest, 4’ X 6’ trailer, small yard trailer, 5 hp. water pump with hoses, 5 pcs. of insulated stove pipe, table saw, many Gallagher electric and battery powered fencers, plus batteries and related accessories including high tensile wire, hay moisture tester, electric livestock clippers, sheep shearers, large cattle dehorners, electric dehorners, burdizsos, gougers, many new and used hay tarps, etc. Horses: 10 yr old mature mare Del-Mar Lucy Li sired by Chip, bred to Leaskdale Manitou, has a yearling Belgian stud, plus an April 2012 filly foal. 9 yr old Belgian mare, daughter of EJG Barb who was a 6 time Royal grand champion and 7 time U.S. winner, 7 yr old Belgian stud Misters Sidney (2010 grand champion at the Royal), 8 yr old Belgian stud Leaksdale Manitou who is the son of Leaskdale Barb (won futurity class as a colt), 3 yr old mare out of Silverados King and Leaskdale Barbie, 6 yr old mare broke by Vernon Ebersol, 3 year old mare, plus a commercial mare, both broke to drive, Welsh pony 12 hands high, broke to drive, her mother won at the Royal. Horse and harness equipment include a selection of nylon and leather show and every day harness sets, collars, horse blankets, nylon pony harness, donkey breaking harness, Jamesway 4 horse capacity trainer with motor, pony and sulky carts, exercise show wagon, 3 and 4 horse double trees, wooden shoeing stalks, colt pinchers, plus much more! Cattle: Complete herd of 31 registered Black Angus cattle including a 4 year old bull, 26 brood cows, 8 with calves at side (papers available) Sheep: Flock consists of Rideau, plus a Texel/Dorset cross totalling 100 ewes, 29 ewe lambs, plus a 2 & 4 year old Textel rams and a 4 year old Dorset ram. Sale also includes 2 Boer nannies and an 8 month old Boer billy. Sheep Dogs include a 3 year old Maremmas female with 3 pups, 2 months old plus a year old male. Border Collies include a 7 and 4 year old, plus 7 month old pups? Feed: 80 round bales of 4 X 5 first cut hay, off new seeds, 60 bales of second cut of the afore mentioned, 300 round bales of 4 X 5 first cut, 60 round bales of second balage, 400 first cut and 500 second cut small square bales of hay. All of the above is 2012 with no rain. 100 round bales of 4 X 5 first cut hay from 2011, no rain. Also 45 round bales of straw, plus 25 ton of 2012 oats. Also selling for a local retired neighbour is a 1993 Ford L 8000 diesel truck with a 21’ Walinga grain body, plus sucker/blower system (sells running, as is) Terms: Terms: Cash, Known Cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Interac. NO BUYER’S PREMIUM! 2 AUCTIONEERS SELLING! Lunch served by Green Bank United Church Ladies • No Reserve Sale managed & Sold by Kevin BaRKeR aucTiOnS LTD. 705-374-4478 (office) or 705-878-2947 (cell)

BrigHton estAte AuCtions 101 Applewood Drive, Brighton, Ont. K0K 1H0 Phone 1-613-475-6223

AUCTION SALE BUSINESS FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION DENNI’S PIZZA AND PASTA DINE IN/TAKE OUT RESTAURANT 24 KING STREET EAST, COLBORNE , ONT. MONDAY DECEMBER 3RD AT 11:00 AM Exit SOUTH off 401 Highway at Colborne (Interchange 497) onto Percy Street (County Road # 25) for 2 miles to King Street East (Highway #2). OPTION # 1 FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION AT 11:00 AM SUBJECT TO A REASONABLE RESERVE- existing family owned business. 800 SQ FT Restaurant has large dining area with café tables and chairs, dinnerware and flatware, ice cream display counter; full size kitchen with Lincoln natural gas pizza oven, Hobart 60 quart mixer, stainless steel sinks, prep table; washroom facilities and storage area. All chattels are included in the sale of the business. Rent of 575.00 per month plus hydro, gas. TERMS – $10,000 deposit day of sale by certified cheque made payable to Robert Sullivan and Sons Auctioneers Ltd- balance due in 30 days or upon agreed closing date. Viewing available by appointment- Silvie 613 885 7711 OPTION # 2 In the event the Restaurant does not sell as an on going business all chattels will be sold by auction DEC 3RD AT 11:30 AM. Lincoln Impinger natural gas conveyor pizza oven, Hobart 60 quart mixer, Derby 12 container glass top ice cream counter, café tables and chairs, Crosley 4 burner natural gas stove, 7 ft stainless steel exhaust hood, stainless steel sinks, stainless steel prep utensils, dinnerware, flatware, cash register, numerous other articles. ALL ITEMS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082


If you have an auction coming up, get the word out in the EMC! Call Peter at 613-966-2034 x501 to find out how.

full line of farm machinery, complete dispersal of registered black angus cattle, Belgian horses, flock of sheep, hay, straw, & vehicles. Saturday December 1st, 10 am The property of John Leask R.R. #2 Seagrave, Ontario. 1750 Durward Rd.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Continued from page B16

CAMPBELLFORD Thursday, December 6, 12pm, Community Diners, Stanwood United Church, 13th Line E, Stanwood. Cost is $9. Info: call Sarah at 705-696-3891 Soup n Sandwiches, dessert and beverage $7.00. Wednesday Dec 5, 11:30-1:00, Campbellford Seniors, 55 Grand Rd, Campbellford. Take out available. Everyone welcome. Canadian Christmas Bazaar, St. Mary’s Catholic Women’s League, Sat. Dec.1, 11am-2pm. Free admission, Christmas Baking & Candy, Crafts, Festive Decorations, Twoonie Table and lunch for $4.00. St. Mary’s School

COLBORNE Colborne Library Storytime program, Thursdays at 11:00am. Open to children 2 to 5 years of age. To register for this free program: 905 357-3722 or drop by. Open: Mon. 3-8, Tues. & Thurs. 11-8, Fri. & Sat. 11-4.

FOXBORO Retired Women Teachers, Trenton & District turkey dinner, Thurs. Dec. 6, 11:45 a.m., Emmanuel United Church, Foxboro. A Christmas program will follow. Cost $15 (Guests $18). All retired women teachers are welcome. Diane 613-398-0952 Saturday Dec 1, 8 to 10 a.m. Foxboro Men’s Club Pancake Breakfast, Emmanuel United, 458 Ashley St, Foxboro. Live music.

Pancakes, syrup, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee. $6 at the door. All welcome. Proceeds to local charities. Info: Curtis 613 779 6213

FRANKFORD Craft show at the Frankford Legion December 1, 1 - 4pm. No Dinners in the month of December at Frankford Legion Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 60 North Trent St, Frankford Vendor’s Market, Saturday, December 1, 1-4 p.m. Numerous vendors, Refreshments. Door Prizes. Everyone welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous Keep It Simple Group, 8 pm every Thursday at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, 60 Trent St. N. (rear), Frankford. Info: www.quintewestaa. org or 1-866-951-3711

HASTINGS Fourth Annual Nativity Display, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8700 County Road 30, Trent River. Fri. Nov. 30, 6-9 pm, Sat. Dec. 1, 2-8 pm, and Sunday Dec. 2, 2-6 pm December 2, Hastings Christmasfest. Hot dogs and drinks for $2. Puppeteer from 1-2pm and a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus. A candy bag for every child provided by the Hastings Legion. Admission is free - everyone is welcome. 10 Front St W, Hastings

Farmers’ Market, Saturday, December 1, 10am-2pm, 104 Bridge St S.. Win a holiday basket! Hastings Legion : Friday November 30, Karaoke, downstairs clubroom, no cover. 9pm - 1am

HAVELOCK Arts, Crafts and Gifts Sale Hosted by Cat Care Spay/Neuter Initiative. Saturday Dec.1, 10am - 3pm, Havelock United Church (behind Home Hardware). Door prizes, vendors, bake table and people/pet portraits with Santa. Info: Suzanne at 705-778-7507 Toonie Lunch and Auction Adventure, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11:30 am-3 pm, Havelock Community Centre, 39 George St. E. Lunch at 12 pm ($2.00). Everyone welcome. 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.

MADOC Christmas Tea, Bazaar and Bake Sale at St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church in Madoc December 1, 11:30am. Tea served until 2pm for $ 4.00 . Baked goods and odd gifts at The Limestone Church on the Hill, St.Lawrence St W., Madoc.

Hastings Legion, Zumba classes every Monday night. $3.00 per person. Everyone welcome. Info: Vicky at 705-696-2363

“Christmas with The Proverbs” Concert at Madoc Trinity United Church, 76 St. Lawrence St. E., Sunday, December 2, 2:00 p.m. Everyone Welcome - Free Will Offering

3rd Annual Hastings Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 1 - Nativity

Scene Display, St. John’s Anglican Church, 115 Durham St. N, 1:304:00. Numerous nativity sets on display. Cookies and cider served. No admission. Nativity Sets also be on display Sunday Dec. 2 during the 11:00 service.

MARMORA Friday, November 30, 4:30 – 7 pm, St. Paul’s 2nd Fall Dinner, Marmora Community Centre.

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P.E. COUNTY Albury Friendship Group Quilts for sale each Wed 10 am - 12 noon. Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local charities for women.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS - No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Meetings every Wednesday evening 7 p.m., 43 Matthew Street, Marmora common room. Everyone welcome! Call 613-472-6531 or email:

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

Dec. 5, 5-8 pm. Beautiful Christmas Trees and Arrangements for raffle. Raffle tickets are $2. Free refreshments and a family fun night! Earl Prentice Public School, Marmora.

Soup and Sandwich Lunch, Friday Nov 30, 12 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Roslin. Along with a bake sale.

Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon at St. Andrew’s United Church, Marmora, Sat. Dec. 1. Bazaar from 9:00- 1:00 and lunch from 11:001:00. Baking, knitting, sewing and more. The “New-to You” shop is also open that morning.

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.

Crowe Valley Lions organize Euchre Fridays, 7:30 p.m. in Deloro Hall. Bring light lunch. The Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club will be collecting donations for the Food Bank during the Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 1.

NORWOOD The Donegal Fiddlers Orchestra monthly dance, Saturday, Decem-


ber 1, Norwood Town Hall, 2357 County Road 45, 7-10 PM. Admission is $5.00 and lunch is potluck. Dance to jigs, reels, waltzes, fox trots and square dances.



Meat draws at the Stirling Legion Saturday Dec.1 at 3:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.

TRENTON Trenton Christian School Scholastic Book Fair, Thursday, December 6, 2 - 8 pm. 340 2nd Dug Hill Rd. Trenton (Just south of Walmart) 613-392-3600 Trenton Seniors Club 105

Christmas Craft Show, Saturday Dec.1, 61 Bay St., 10am-3pm. Free to the General Public. MESSY CHURCH - A night of crafts, activities, songs, a story and dinner while we are “Getting Ready for Christmas”. St. George’s Anglican Church, 25 John St., Trenton (behind Liquidation World), November 30, 5-7pm. (contact 613-394-4244) Karoke every third Friday in the Lounge from 8-12 midnight, Legion Branch 110, Quinte St. Trenton.

TWEED Dec 1, Santa Claus Parade 12:30 pm. After the Parade children can meet Santa at the Hungerford Lions Hall. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Tweed, annual “Soup’s On” and Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 1. Bazaar:10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Lunch, $5 served 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

WARKWORTH Warkworth Legion hosts bid euchre at 2 p.m. every Wednesday and a dart league at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Everyone welcome Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Warkworth, Sat. Dec. 1, 10-2

WOOLER Soup And Sandwich Luncheon, Dec. 3rd, 11:30am to 1pm, Wooler United Church. (Fully wheelchair accessible). $7.00 per person CL278957

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Connect with Ontarians – extend your business reach! EMC B Section - Thursday, November 29, 2012


Perfect Pie Queen learned it all from mama By Kate Everson

EMC News - Trenton When Lorraine Telford was a little girl, she watched her mother bake pies. She watched her older sisters bake pies. And when she grew up, she knew exactly what to do. “I started baking pies just like my mother taught me,” she said from her Farley Crescent home. “And I started winning awards.” Lorraine won the top award in the Perfect Pie contest at Warkworth this month for her chocolate brownie cream pie in the Seniors Division. She also won top prize in the filled category with her tropical cream pie. “The chocolate was made with layers of brownies at the bottom, chocolate filling, whipped cream and shaved chocolate on top,” she said. The tropical cream was made with bananas, coconut cream, pineapple and whipped cream with toasted coconut on top. This may have not been exactly like her mother would have made it, Lorraine admits. She takes old recipes and adds and changes them to suit her taste. She also gets excellent guidance from friends and family who agree to “taste test” all of her recipes. “It’s all trial and error,” she says. “I bring the neighbours a piece of pie to taste. They don’t seem to

mind.” Lorraine still uses the same recipe for the crust that her mother used, choosing Tenderflake lard instead of shortening. She notes that in the early days her mother might have used bacon fat. “They used any kind of fat they had,” she said. Warkworth has a perfect pie contest every November with over 90 entries in four categories: filled, fruit, savoury and seniors. Lorraine has won there before and at other events, but this is the first time she entered the seniors division. “For the seniors it can be any type of pie,” she

explains. “There are three judges who come from all over. They judge it based on presentation, filling and crust. The crust is the most important.” Lorraine won her first pie contest ten years ago at Brighton Applefest, then she went on to the Warkworth event, now in its 33rd year. She also entered in the two years that Trenton had a pie contest at the old town hall through the Trent Port Historical Society. Lorraine has created her own cookbook of recipes from her perfect pies. It is now in its second printing at J&B Printing and she sells it out of her home.

“It’s in large print for seniors,” she said. “Most of the people who bake pies these days are seniors.” The cookbook includes wonderful mouthwatering photographs of her winning pies. She has several best pie recipes including her overall best pie of lemon meringue, a chocolate raspberry cream pie and a maple syrup pie that sold for $350 at auction. Call her to pick up a cookbook at 613-394-4794. Lorraine Telford has done it again. She took home the ribbon for Best Pie contest in Warkworth this year for her chocolate brownie cream pie. Photo: Kate Everson

Trenton Santa Claus Parade winners EMC News - The Trenton Santa Claus Parade delighted hundreds of spectators with many floats, marching bands and entertainers this past weekend. With the winter chill in the air, everyone was in high spirits and enthusiastic crowds lined the streets from Centennial Park to Queen Street to see what is undoubtedly one of the best parades in the Quinte Region. “It is amazing to see the effort and creativity from businesses, schools and community groups,” says Suzanne Andrews, chamber manager. Well over 80

floats were decorated for the holidays as they lit up the streets and kicked off the holiday season. “This parade could not happen without support and generous donations from local businesses, service groups and individuals. They make the Trenton Santa Claus Parade possible,” says Andrews. We would like to thank Brian Swartman and Brad Graham and all the volunteer firefighters from Station 1 for ensuring the floats were all lined up on time and the parade ran smoothly. A special thank you to

Wayne Campbell from Montrose Inn, his continued dedication helps to make this parade a success every year. Wayne volunteers countless hours to prepare for Santa’s arrival to Quinte West.  We were able to keep everyone warm while they waited in the parade lineup. Thank you to Tim Hortons for donating hot chocolate and Timbits and for the Lions club for providing hot food and hot drinks. The Quinte West Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a huge thank-you to all the businesses, service clubs, community organi-

zations, schools and volunteers that took part in this year’s parade. A group of judges have determined the 2012 parade award winners. A ceremony will be held at City Hall on December 7 at 11 a.m. The 2012 Parade Winners: Best Youth Float - St. Peter’s School; Theme: The World “Peace on Earth,” Sponsored by: Victory Trophy Best Community Service Float - First Pentecostal Church; Theme: Glorious Noel, Sponsored by: Electro Cables

Best Industrial Float - Trenton Cold Storage; Theme: Santa’s Warehouse, Sponsored by: City of Quinte West Best Service Industry Float - Art for Everyone; Theme: Gingerbread Cookie Factory, Sponsored by: QuintEssential Credit Union Best Commercial Float Alan Stillwell & Associates; Theme: Winter Trees, Sponsored by: West End Dental Best Christmas Theme Promise Land Family Fun Farm; Theme: Nativity Scene, Sponsored by: Royal Please see “Trenton” on page B19


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Student beats odds and is recognized for his courage “He was in a wheelchair and now he’s walking, what progress! I am amazed at his recovery,” said his mom. Read is now studying to complete his Grade 12. “I think it’s very good, a neat honour,” said Read, speaking to the media after accepting the award. When asked about his plans for the future he said, “I don’t know yet what I want to do. My ultimate goals: hopefully to finish high school and get on with my life,” he said. “I’m good with my hands so I’d like to do some kind of woodworking class or shop at the school,” he added. Read is already a co-op student training at Rona in Campbellford. “He did some woodworking before but now his hand shakes a lot,” said his mom standing by his side with his stepdad Jim Bryan. They talked about how Read “was a normal boy before the accident,” doing what all high school students did. “He liked woodworking and four-wheeling and he did okay in school.” Meghan MacLeod of MindWorks Peterborough was by his side as well. “We’re a company that works with people with acquired brain injuries. I am with Kyle four days a week 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I go with him to lunch and to Rona for his coop placement and more,” she told EMC. When asked about his prognosis his mom said, “The

Kyle Read receives a hug from CDHS Guidance Facilitator Trish Wood after receiving the Stewart Davies Memorial Award at the school’s annual celebration of excellence. Photo: Sue Dickens

doctor told us your son is the first person who ever lived with that amount of brain damage.” Then with emotion, she added, “I just take it day by day.”

Francis Davies presents the Stewart Davies Memorial Award to Kyle Read at the Junior Awards 2011-2012 ceremonies held recently at CDHS. Photo: Sue Dickens

Trenton Santa Claus Parade winners Continued from page B19

LePage ProAlliance Realty Best Youth Theme - Trenton Kiwanis Club; Theme: Lorax, Sponsored by: McDonald’s Restaurant Best Overall Float - Free Flow Petroleum; Theme: Mini Gas Station & Car Wash, Sponsored by: Whitley Financial Services People’s Choice Award This award will be announced on December 7. Vote online at <www.> or obtain a ballot from the November 29 issue of

the Trentonian. Ballots can be entered at Scotiabank (downtown or Trenton Town Centre), the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce or the Trentonian Office. Voting closes on Sunday, December 2. Sponsored by: Scotiabank The Jeanette Chappelle Memorial Award for “Youth Community Spirit” will be awarded to Ecole Secondaire Marc Garneau for their entry of the Mini Christmas Village. This award is sponsored by Community Policing. Congratulations to the lo-

cal schools who participated in the Tim Hortons School Band Challenge; it was great to see so many young musicians in our community. All the participants will be awarded a cash prize for their music program: 1st Place - $300 - St Paul’s High School; 2nd Place - $200 Trenton High School The bands in this year’s parade were paid for in part with the generous support of Domtech, Hollandale Landscaping & Garden Centre Ltd., Ken Leighton Limited, Knights of Columbus,

Leon’s Superstore, Lioness Club of Trenton, Phil Panelas Construction, Riverside Automotive and Trenton Kiwanis Club. Logistical support & services for this year’s parade were provided by: International Truckload Services (ITS), M & R Automotive, Action Towing, Bill’s Johns, Custom Carts, Fellow’s Towing, Larry’s Towing, Lions Club, McCurdy’s, Public Works, Riverside Music, Spelmer Chrysler, Tim Hortons, Trenton DBIA and Victory Trophy.

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EMC Lifestyles - Campbellford - Hugs and tears followed the presentation of the Stewart Davies Memorial Award at the annual Celebration of Excellence ceremony held recently at Campbellford District High School. “When he got his award I cried,” said Kyle Read’s mom, Elaine. She watched as her son, who was severely injured in an accident in January 2011, walked to the podium on his own and accepted the prestigious award. The Stewart Davies Memorial Award recognizes a student who has confronted adversity with courage, perseverance and determination. It was presented by Francis Davies. For Kyle Read, 19, it was a very special occasion. “He almost died,” said his mom after the ceremony. She explained that her son suffered severe brain swelling and was in a coma for a couple of weeks following the accident, amazing doctors with his tenacity. “He was a passenger in a truck that went off the road on the Eighth Line just around the corner from the house,” she said. Her son spent six months in hospital, first at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, known for its trauma and neurosurgery program. He just completed six months of physiotherapy and is back in school.


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