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EMC News — It’s probably a safe bet to say that the vast majority of residents have no clue about what a municipal planning department does unless they want to do something with their property. But for municipal politicians and staff, planning is a huge deal and it’s often a contentious issue when somebody wants to change the status quo on how planning services are delivered. And a discussion of planning services in Central Frontenac Township at

last week’s regular Council meeting in Sharbot Lake was no exception. Battle lines were drawn. Currently, Central Frontenac employs a planning coordinator, Cathy MacMunn, who also serves as deputy clerk and cemeteries coordinator. Much of the legwork and analysis is done through a consulting firm, Tunnock Consulting Ltd., whose owner/operator Glenn Tunnock has been handling Central’s planning since amalgamation. By comparison, South Frontenac Township has a planner/deputy clerk as well as a planning coordina-

tor. Frontenac Islands uses Frontenac County planner/ sustainability manager Joe Gallivan. Central Frontenac Mayor (and current County Warder) Janet Gutowski would like to switch to the County’s planning services. “I really think it’s time we have something in-house,” said Gutowski. “Maybe not full time but I would be in favour of engaging the Frontenac County planner.” “I concur with the Mayor,” said Coun. Norm Guntensperger. “Having a professional planner at Committee of Adjustment meetings would be beneficial,

as would having somebody from the area (Tunnock is based in North Bay).” But that didn’t sit well with a couple of other councillors. “I totally disagree,” said Coun. Frances Smith. “I think somebody who’s been doing this here for years and wrote the Zoning Bylaw is the way to go. “I think what we’ve got is just fine — just adjust the planning coordinators responsibilities.” “I agree with Frances 100 per cent,” said Coun. Heather Fox. “At amalgamation, Cathy’s position was ‘deputy do-all’ and she was also

deputy treasurer then. “We can re-work the position.” “Move responsibilities around?” said Coun. Jeff Matson. “That’s just going to make somebody else more busy.” “There’s an old saying ‘better the devil you know,’” said Smith. “I remember the Community Improvement plan for Sharbot Lake talking about fire hydrants (there are none in Sharbot Lake) and that came from County.” Other councillors were non-committal. “I need a couple more weeks,” said Coun. John Purdon.

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Wolfe Island Ploughing Match goes on in spite of rain By Margaret Knott Correspondent

EMC News – Heavy rain in other parts of the Kingston region kept a number of horse ploughmen away from Wolfe Island’s ploughing match held this year at Jack and Theresa Broeder’s farm, expecting it would be the same on the island. “While it was a ‘fine rainy day’ luckily the ‘big deluge’ held off until most of this year’s 24 competitors were close to being finished,” said Wilma Sjongers, secretary of the WI Plowmens Association. “A lower number of competitors but a good match as always for both horse and tractor pulled ploughs on good lands.”

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the day by the President of the “WI Plowmens Association” Wayne Grant. Competitions have been held since 1947 giving farmers an opportunity to show their skills handling their horses and walking ploughs. Now there are many classes with judges looking at the straightness of the lines and the depth of the furrow. The Wolfe Island Plowmen’s Association was created in 1956. Around Wolfe Island: * The water is still going down, George. * Business has slowed but activities have not. *Ferry lone up’s are far easier to handle now that Labour Day has passed. And speaking of the Wolfe Island and the ferry, it has been MTO’s policy to hire students to di-

rect ferry traffic at both the Barrack Street Dock and at the Marysville dock on Wolfe Island through the summer months mid June to September Directing traffic into the proper lines in Kingston, overseeing pedestrians and cyclists and keeping track of the time of arrival of trucks and trailers for boarding during the busy summer months is no easy task, It requires diligence, good humour, a lot of walking, and a stiff upper lip. On Wolfe Island it includes all of the above including, “eyes in the back of the head” to see cars breaking into the line up, cycling up and down the line to prevent it happening every day, rain of shine and listening to islanders and visitors frustrated at being left behind. and

visitors The line up (only one on the island) is long, curved, narrow along the street and can stretch to as far as the end of Marysville to east particularly on weekends. To this year’s summer students, a Belated but Very Big Thank You for a job well done to: Peter Johnson, Trent University; Melissa Lacompte, Laurentian U.; Pamela Chesney, Queen’s; Ethan Sorenson Guelph U; Camille Prior QECVI focus program, Creative Arts; Laura Douglas, McGill; and last but not least, Mike CoteDipietrantonio, St. Lawrence College. Best wishes for a successful year.

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Fairmount residents, staff, volunteers kick off fundraising campaign with a flourish By Craig Bakay Reporter

EMC News — Fairmount Home residents want a new gymnasium, or rather they want an upgrade to the one they already have, and last week they kicked off

a fundraising campaign to raise $200,000 towards an upgrade. And it’s looking good, with the campaign raising $37,000 on its first day. After the requisite pomp and circumstance with dignitaries being piped into

the garden for the customary speeches, Fairmount Home Administrator Julie Shillington summed up the process. “We have begun the process of redeveloping the auditorium,” she said. “It is a place to meet, create

and celebrate.” “I’ve been around long enough to know the sense of place here,” said Warden Janet Gutowski. “This project has the full support of County Council. “I’m looking forward to standing in a modern auditorium for the opening of our 150 th anniversary celebrations in 2015. Fundraising committee Chair Scott Ford, who is the owner of the Bayridge Shoppers Drug Mart, said his family has had a long-

standing relationship with Fairmount Home. He and his sister have both been consulting pharmacists at the home going back about 20 years. “I’m just speaking from the heart,” Ford said. “I remember being in the auditorium 18 years ago and thinking ‘holy crap, this is old.’ “So, to commemorate Shoppers’ 20-year relationship with Fairmount, we’re donating $20,000.” Temperature, humidity,

acoustics and lighting have long been the subject of grumbling in the auditorium, which is also the largest single meeting place in Frontenac County. Three-year resident Evelyn Twigg succinctly summed up why she was working on the campaign to spruce up the auditorium. “It’s a dark, dingy, crowded and depressing place,” she said. “It’s always too hot or too cold. “I’m donating $500.”

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pUbLiC opEn HoUsE AnD FEDERAL gAs tAX pRojECts The Township of South Frontenac is hosting a Public Open House and Official Opening for Federal Gas Tax funded projects on Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our Public Works Facility at 2490 Keeley Road, Sydenham. There will be a barbeque with the proceeds going to the United Way. Donated non-perishable food items will be accepted for Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation. The Keeley Road garage will be open for the public to tour and to view equipment. Children will have the opportunity to sit in the equipment. See our website for details.

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Costs of running Township remained relatively consistent, Council hears By Craig Bakay Reporter

EMC News — Central Frontenac Township Treasurer Michael McGovern has been busy crunching some numbers and overall the numbers seem encouraging. McGovern’s report was presented at the regular Council meeting last week in Sharbot Lake. As part of a provincial requirement, municipalities must create a Municipal Performance Measures report each year (which is to be posted on the Township website by Sept. 30 each year) detailing municipal spending on a template provided by the Province. “There are no huge variances from last year,” McGovern said. “Operating costs for local government are down, roads costs are up slightly, crime was down and the cost of waste management was higher. “Complaints about waste

management are certainly up, mostly about clear bags.” While numbers are available back to 2007 in many areas, the last three years are probably the most applicable, McGovern said in his report. “In 2009, the formulas for efficiency measures were revised to reflect changes in the reporting of expenses consistent with accrual accounting concepts,” he said. “I notice local government operating costs went from 3.6 to 1.8 per cent of the budget,” said Coun. Frances Smith. “Materials costs dropped,” said McGovern. “(And) there were some salary savings when the treasurer and deputy treasurer left,” said CAO/Clerk Shawn Trepanier. Fire services costs have remained consistent for the past three years, going from $0.70 per $1,000 of assessment in 2009 to $0.73 in 2010 and $0.70 in 2011, the report said. Policing costs were

$156.26 per person in 2011, down from $164.19 in 2010 and $157.44 in 2009. Costs for winter maintenance of roadways were up in 2011 to $962.78 per lane kilometre in 2011 compared with the relatively mild winter of 2010 when costs were $759.03. Costs in 2009 were $985.31. By comparison, those same costs were $408.04 in 2007. The biggest comparative price jumps were in waste management, with costs per household for garbage disposal jumping to $99.01 in 2011from $66.31 in 2010. The number of complaints per 1,000 jumped to 50 in 2011 from 0.8 in 2010. However, the percentage of solid waste diverted for recycling went from 29 per cent in 2010 to 41 per cent in 2011. This likely reflects the acceptance of more recyclable materials such as milk cartons, tetra packs, coffee cups and plastic clamshell packages.

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EMC Events – Martin Walsh paints up a storm at the Railway Society’s painting bee to spruce up the old caboose. A date for the next bee hasn’t been set yet but the public will be welcome to participate.

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Swim program instructors make recommendations to Council By Craig Bakay Reporter

EMC News — Enrolment at the Long Lake Swim Program remains strong (75 participants), but there are concerns about declining enrolment for the Sharbot Lake program (55 participants including eight for bronze courses) a report from the Central Frontenac Swim Program instructors Kirsten Hawley and Holly Dickinson said. (There were no programs at Clear or Eagle Lakes

this year.) The report was presented at the regular Council meeting last week in Sharbot Lake. The report also included five recommendations for next year: • Diving hazard — the rafts at both beaches were initially put out at an appropriate distance from the shoreline; however, once the water levels dropped with the temperature increase, the rafts were no longer at an appropriate diving depth. If the docks are not moved deep enough after the wa-

ter level drops, then signs must be posted indicating that it is too shallow for diving. • Cleaner beach — Parents indicated in a survey they would like to see beaches raked more often. • Water fowl fouling — With all the seagulls at Sharbot Lake, it is perhaps unrealistic to expect the dock would remain clean throughout the three-week season (and) the dock was not cleaned as frequently as it could have been. We strongly recommend the

dock be cleaned at least 30 minutes before the first lesson. • Aquafit — As the population of Sharbot Lake ages, the swim program will inevitably be faced with the challenge of what to do about the declining enrolment at Sharbot Lake beach. It is time to offer cardiointense Aquafit classes to adults (60+). • Poison Ivy — This summer, we had bouts of poison ivy at Long Lake beach. It is most prevalent along the roads where par-

ents park. (If) the municipality can neither chemically destroy nor physically remove the plants, signs must be posted notifying swimmers of their location near the beach. Coun. John Purdon said that it is allowable to use herbicides for dangerous plants and signs “have a tendency to disappear.” However, Coun. Norm Guntensperger said they

had “tried to fight poison ivy chemical at the school (Land O’Lakes in Mountain Grove) and met with very little success. “They kept coming back.” Coun. Tom Dewey suggested trying a plastic owl to keep seagulls away and asked “does that work?” Coun. Fran Smith replied: “If you can keep the owl there.”

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Here’s another take on tourism Craig Comment By Craig Bakay editorial@theheritageemc.ca

EMC Editorial — The Land O’Lakes Tourist folks were supposed to be at Central Frontenac Council the other night making a pitch for support of a fishing show. They didn’t make it but we can still talk about tourism. Now these folks generally do a pretty good job given the limited amount of resources they have, but it occurred to me we might be missing the boat on a couple of things. For example, aside from the dark skies of North Frontenac to appeal to the skywatching niche group, we don’t really promote much in the way of attracting specialized inter-

est groups — those groups that may be few in number but can be fanatical in their pursuit of a particular interest. And that translates into tourism dollars. Among these are the “hunters.” You’ve seen them, they’re out there. They’re just not out here. There are all sorts of special interest groups dedicated to hunting down this unexplainable occurrence or that mythological creature sighting. Ghost hunters, UFO hunters (Roswell, NM has made an industry of it), Loch Ness-type monster hunters (Ogopogo sound familiar?), as well as various and sundry supernatural thrill-seekers all present potential groups to focus on. It might be possible to attract some of these people with the right pitch. Now, we don’t have a resident lake monster, nor are we a thought-to-be an extraterrestrial crash site. We’re not old enough to have many ghosts, at least

any interesting ones like Kingston (Ghost Walk) has. But what we do have is tons of ‘unexplored’ wilderness, much of it just waiting for a good legendary creature, and the related folklore to back it up. The obvious candidate is the Sasquatch, a presumably primate recluse previously thought to be primarily a western creature but recently the subject of investigations in New York State. However, the number of aficionados for these things is limited and it may well be that the Sasquatch market is saturated already. However, we do have several other candidates that might fit the requirements with the right publicity campaign (we may need a celebrity here and Dan Aykroyd comes to mind because he has credibility with these groups from his Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal show and a cottage in South Frontenac). Some potential ‘hunter’

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baits we might want to look at include: • the Loup Garou, a classic werewolf known to have a North American genus • the Wendigo, a malevolent cannibalistic spirit that can possess humans, turning them into monsters • the Memeqwesiwag, the furry little people of Algonquin legend • the Thunderbird, a giant bird capable of generating great sheets of lightning when it blinks, and although generally thought of as a Pacific Coast icon, is also prevalent in Ojibway art. Essentially, all we need to do is pick one, have a few people claim they saw one (one or two sightings tend to turn into a lot more awful quick with these things) and then stick it all over the internet on sites that specialize in these sorts of things. I’m going to start printing up “I saw the Sharbot Lake Sasquatch” right away.

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EMC Editorial – Not many women would have the guts to go barefaced in front of the camera, every line, blemish and imperfection visible to millions of TV viewers worldwide. Heck, with or without makeup there are many who would rather not find themselves in the viewfinder of the EMC’s digital lens, but do so grudgingly. Whether we agree with it or not, we live in a society where looks matter, so we were thoroughly shocked and impressed when we heard news that the cast of the CBS show The Talk hosted its Season 3 premiere sans makeup. Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osborne appeared fresh faced and in robes on the set of their talk show. The show’s guests, who included Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Stafford, Melody Thomas Scott and Katherine Kelly Lang, also embraced the no-makeup theme. It was a refreshing sight to see. We feel it is so important for women, especially young girls, to understand that celebs are regular people, just like themselves. We think people often forget that when not in front of the camera, or featured on the front page of a magazine, these celebs can likely be found running errands wearing little makeup, a messy ponytail and sweatpants. Frankly we’d find it more than a bit odd if they were all glammed up to hit the local corner store. We all have it in us to look red-carpet ready, but we think it’s important that we are all also comfortable in our own skin, sans makeup. We as women need to stop putting pressure on ourselves to look picture perfect all the time. It’s exhausting, not to mention a lot of work. Kudos to the cast of The Talk for having the courage to go au naturel for the camera. We hope that your gesture will perhaps encourage more women to appreciate their own natural beauty.

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What’s Happening Regional Events and Happenings Over the Coming Weeks Kingston The Adult Rendezvous Club (ARC), based at St. Paul the Apostle R.C. Church Hall, 1111 Taylor Kidd Blvd., in Kingston, meet for Contract Bridge, Progressive Euchre and board games Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m. from September to June. Register on Thursday, Sept. 6 in the church hall at 12:30 p.m. Yearly membership. For mor info call 613548-7936 or 613-389-0968. Warren Mabee, Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, discusses “Power for the People: A Look at Canada’s Energy Policy” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at McDonald Hall, 128 Union St., Queen’s University, as part of the QUILL Sunday Lecture series. For details call 613-549-1910. The Community Harvest Market operates at the Wally Elmer Neighbhourhood Centre on Wednesdays from 2-6 p.m. now to Sept. 26. The market features fresh local produce, prepared food, handicrafts and fun children’s activities. http://communityharvestkingston. com/community-harvest-market/. Vendors and performers wanted. Community groups may preregister for a free information table. Email holly@lovingspoonful.org or call 613-546-4291 ext. 1871 for more information. Love to Sing? Join Shout Sister! Choir for a relaxed atmosphere and repertoire of popular music. No auditions and no need to read music. Join us for a practice, everyone is welcome. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mulberry School on John St. between Patrick St. and Montreal St. Choir Director is Georgette Fry. www.shoutsisterchoir.ca. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Hillcrest Community Centre, 69 Centre Street, Belleville for anyone who may be suffering from overeating, food obsession, under-eating, or bulimia. FA is a non-profit Twelve Step fellowship based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). There are no dues or fees for members. For more information call Susan at 613-4710228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or visit foodaddicts.org. Overcomer’s Assembly Prayer Room, 1187 Princess St. Kingston will have their church open for personal prayer times Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market, Sundays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kingston at 303 York St. May 20 - October 21. Fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, food concession, live music, kids activities, cheffing demos. The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market is a 100% producer’s market where The farmers you meet grow the food you eat! Friday night karaoke hosted by Kirkham’s Karaoke Sept. 21 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the lounge of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 734 Montreal St. All welcome. Small cover charge for non-members. Jeff Code and Silver Wings perform the sollowing evening, Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m in the lounge. Cover charge at the door. Howe Island based artist, Liz Rae Dalton will be presenting her series of paintings based on archival photographs of Kingston and the Islands. Starting with a black and white image, Liz brings to life the colour and warmth of a day on the water. Reminiscent of days gone by, Dalton brings to view the essence of contemporary interpretation of sun and sea. Do not miss the opportunity to view Liz’s incredible work. now to Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery, 56 Queen St. Opening reception Thursday, Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m. DivorceCare support group: for anyone going through the pain of separation or divorce. Meets weekly for 13 weeks on Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. starting Sept.13 at Westside Fellowship Church (1021 Woodbine Rd). For more information: jmkooy@gmail. com or 613-384-7306. Cataraqui Trail Annual Bike and Hike Fundraiser. This will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, rain or shine. Bike or hike to Chaffeys Locks Hall for a BBQ lunch with door prizes, a silent auction, and bake sale. Several routes are available — from Perth Road or Portland, or around Chaffeys Locks village. For details and registration forms please call 613-546-4228 ext. 304 or go to www.cataraquitrail.ca. 39 Club of Kingston Dance Friday. Sept 21. Music by Top Shelf. 8-11:30 p.m. at Collins Bay Royal Canadian Legion 631, 4034 Bath Rd. Singles and Couples welcome. Dress Code in effect. Fish Fry Friday, Sept 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church, 236 Nelson St. Tickets available at the church office Mon-Fri from 9 til noon.Call 613-542-5501. Featuring

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will include vocal exercises and soundmaking, indoors with nature images by Kingston photographer, Mieke Van Geest, and in an outdoor nature setting. The process will help deepen your general creativity and your connection with the natural world. Contact Mieke at 613-546-7542 for registration and more information.

Sunday Breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 623 on County Rd. 4 in Millhaven Sunday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Spectacular art can be seen during September in the Wilson Room of the main Library. All the art on display has been made by “The Creative Brushes” who meet weekly at St Paul the Apostle Church, Taylor Kidd Dr. For further info contact; Hazel McKegney (613-384-3154).

Bereaved Families of Ontario Kingston Region Mourning Coffee: The opportunity to join other bereaved individuals for casual coffee break chat. Held Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 10–11 a.m. at Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Dr. (Upstairs in the Trillium Room - Please Park in the Side Lot and Use the Side Entrance). High Holidays. Kingston’s only Reform Jewish Congregation, Iyr Hamelech, invites you to celebrate the High Holidays with us starting with Rosh Hashana Sept. 16 and Yom Kippur Sept. 25. All services will be held at the Kingston Public Library, Wilson Room. For more details check our website at reformjewishkingston.ca or email singerm@queensu.ca. Children’s Thrift Sale. 20th Anniversary Sale Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Thompson Drill Hall, CFB Kingston. Please visit www.childrensthriftsale.com for more information and Like us on Facebook too! Baha’i Faith Discussion Saturday, Sept. 22 “Service to the Common Good” The Baha’i Community of Kingston welcomes everyone to an informal discussion about this topic at 2:30 p.m. at 99 York St. Further info: bahais@kingston.net 613-634-0767. The Dan Birt Duo performs Friday, 21 from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Standeasy, Kingston’s Top Floor at the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St. The Sonny Slide Maddams perform Thursday, Sept. 27 from 8-11 p.m. Web: www.rcha.ca: Facebook: Friends of RCHA. Sing the great classics with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra! Join the Kingston Choral Society. We have openings for tenors and basses. At Christmas we will sing Handel’s Messiah. Auditions are simple, and you do not need to be able to sight read music. For more information go to www.kingstonchoralsociety.ca or phone the Symphony Office at 613-546-9729. Connect with your Deeper Creativity: a workshop exploring Voice and Soundmaking with Nature, Sunday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join Toronto composer, vocal performer and sound energy practitioner, Wendalyn Bartley, for a workshop experience designed to awaken your voice and deepen your connection with nature. The workshop

Loyalist Children’s Thrift Sale on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fairfield Elementary School, 59 Kildare Ave, Amherstview. Selling quality used children’s clothes, books,and toys. For information visit www.loyalistthriftsale. com or email us at info@loyalistthriftsale.com. Fall Crafters Tea & Sale Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come see the wide selection of items available for purchase at The Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St. Afghans, baby doll sets, jewelry, and more. As well as tea, fancy sandwiches, cakes, and squares. Singles Only Club of Kingston September Events. Monday, Sept. 24 - Monday Night Walk. Sunday, Sept. 30 - Walk at Lemoine Point followed by pool and dinner at RAXX. For more details call 613530-4912 or visit www.sockingston. com. Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are in! Pick up your box(es) Thursday Oct. 4 between 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Kingston Gospel Temple, 2295 Princess St. You can bring joy and hope to a needy child overseas by filling a box. Or donate a box online at www.samaritanspurse.ca. For more info, contact Sandy, 613-372-5897 or email thankfulkids@gmail.com. Cooke’s-Portsmouth United Church, 200 Norman Rogers Dr., Roast Pork Dinner and Homemade Pies Friday, Sept. 21, from 5 p.m.t o 6:15 p.m. Tickets available for purchase at the church: call 5424545. Take-out available. Kings Town Trekkers walk Sunday, Sept. 23 from the Kingston YMCA. Registration at p.m. in the Cafeteria.Walk departs at 2 p.m. 50th Anniversary of United Church for Women. The Glenburnie United Church women are having a service to honour the women in the church who have given freely of their time, energy and talent. This special service will be held at Glenburnie United Church at 10 a.m. on Sept. 23. Please join us.

Next regular meeting of Kingston and District Branch, United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada is at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Montreal & Queen Streets, on Saturday, Sept. 22. Speaker is Dr. Paul S. Fritz, retired from McMaster University as emeritus professor of history. Dr. Fritz is the author of several books dealing with historical matters in eastern Ontario. His topic is “Abel Stephens Sr., founder of Bastard and South Burgess Townships”. Join us for a sandwich and square lunch beginning at 12 noon. The meeting itself will begin at 1 p.m. Our Branch Library will be available from 11:45 a.m. onward -- do come and browse. Visitors interested in learning more about Loyalists are always welcome. For further details call Carol at 613546-2256. Kingston Shrine Club Fish Fry Sept. 21 at the Shrine Club, 3260 Princess St. at Collins Bay Road. Everyone Welcome. For Information Cal 613-384-9554. Join us for a Fish Fry at Crossroads United Church, 690 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. (across fro Loblasw) Friday, Sept. 21. There will be two sittings – 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. For tickets or for information call Helen – 544-1988 or the office – 542-9305. Kingston Community Credit Union presents the 10th annual Family Fun Fair Member Appreciation Day, Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 795 Gardiners Rd. Petting zoo, pony rides, live music, charity BBQ, kids’ games, prizes, Rob Driscoll’s Wild and Wacky Magic Show, Children’s entertainer David Archibald, and Smitty the musician. Philosophy Club of Kingston Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at COFFEECO, 1046 Princess St. Are you someone who likes to talk about issues in philosophy and/or how issues affect our lives and our societies? The group will start with a work by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri entitled “Empire”. “Empire” is the first of a trilogy of books (“Multitude” and “Commonwealth” - being the other two). The group will discuss their ideas of how our world got where it is; where the world is today; where it is going; and what we can do about it.

Indoor Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 623 on County Rd. 4 in Millhaven from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For Table Rental Contact Jean @ 613-5319245. Everyone Welcome! Open to the Public. Come out and find your treasure. Seniors Walk to the Beat for 50+. Classes are held in Kingston West. Introducing Line Dancing. For location and additional info: Call Dee [Deanna] 613-389-6540. You are invited to a once in a lifetime experience for all ages to mark the 60th Anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as Queen of Canada.Events include a Garden Party on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m, and the Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 330 p.m. All events are located in beautiful downtown Kingston at The Cathedral Church of St. George. Admission is free but space is limited therefore registration is a must for the garden party. Details and registration are available at www. st.georgescathedral.ca. Or, call Terry Byrd at 613-484-4186. Let’s celebrate something uniquely Canadian that we all share in common. Kingston Gospel Temple is hosting: “Give me a Break, Girl’s Night Out” with special guest singer and comedian, Wendy Farha. Diagnosed with clinical depression in 2000 and then with breast cancer in 2009, her hilarious comedy,crystal-clear vocals and sensitively-written songs will entertain and inspire you. This event takes place Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. 2295 Princess St. For tickets or info please call 613-548-3855. Loyalist Studio Tour 2012. Local artists are offering you a chance to see their work on Sat., Sept. 29 and Sun., Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour starts at 4800 Bath Rd. and travels down Edgewood Road to Nicholson Point Road . You have the opportunity to talk to artists about their work and enjoy the scenery along the Lake Ontario water front. Local artists are showing, paintings, wood working, metal work and glass. Be sure to take in Light House Park, the tour is less than three kilometers in length with 5 stops and 10 artists. For more info please contact Wendy White at 613-389-6254.

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EMC Lifestyle – Here’s a metaphysical question: does setting the bar high in your professional life mean that people expect a lot of you in your personal life? Or, if you set the bar low in your personal life, do people expect the same in your professional life? That’s something playwright Stephen Massicotte ponders. It’s not one of the deeper metaphysical issues he deals with. “When family or friends see one of my plays, they say, ‘You wrote that?!’” he said. “They seem surprised

that this guy they know, who is sometimes a slob, could do something like that. I set the bar high in my professional life.” Stephen Massicotte wrote The Clockmaker, which recently played at The Thousand Islands Playhouse. I gave it a rave review, which wasn’t difficult, considering it’s one of the best plays—Canadian or otherwise—I’ve ever seen. Recently, I sat down with Massicotte in New York to talk about his career and his creative work. He’s a down-to-earth guy with some brilliant and sometimes witty observations on the world around us. That includes his perception of theatre, or theater, since he now lives in the USA. “Theatre operates for me in the same way some people say religion works

for them,” said Massicotte. “I’d say this applies to theatre, movies and novels. There’s a sort of ritual to it. There is a community gathering where one gets to witness something significant and music is often involved.” He said there’s also a parallel to sports. “David Mamet writes about that. It’s not a matter of one event leading to a catharsis. You continue to go back to the theatre for a catharsis. It’s the same way with sports. A championship continually needs to be decided. There’s a drama that needs to be played out. It’s similar to the way we listen to the same piece of music. We know the piece, yet listen to it again.” He offered Hamlet as an theatrical example. “Despite knowing the ending, we want to see it played out,” he said. “It

serves all sorts of things. For me, it’s the philosophical and spiritual—spiritual in quotation marks, I don’t believe in the soul or anything supernatural. I’m talking about the psychological spirit, the intellectual spirit.” Which brings us to The Clockmaker, Massicotte’s metaphysical time piece. It’s complex, yet fulfilling, in a spiritual (quotation marks or not) sense. From the first evening I saw the play, I wondered what the playwright was thinking, and from what inner spark did this well-crafted work arise. “The Clockmaker came out of the blue,” said Massicotte. “I’m usually thinking about a play for a long time. There will be a notion in the back of my head and I can trace the origins. But I just started writing The Clockmaker and finished it.

I was supposed to be writing a play for a Stratford production. I had to tell them, ‘I have’t been able to write the play you wanted to write, but how about this one.’” He said the day he started writing The Clockmaker, he could see influences like Kafka, Nabakov’s Invitation to a Beheading, Koestler’s Darkness at Noon, and even Orwell’s 1984. But, to me, Massicotte’s work goes beyond the darkness typical of many of these influences. There’s humor, sometimes cynical, but still humor. There’s also a gentleness and romantic innocence within his work. He said The Clockmaker is one of the favorites of his own creations. The initial idea was to have two Napoleonic soldiers shooting at each other in an oldfashioned duel. That’s far from The Clockmaker plot, except for the metaphysics

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component, and the quirky use of time. “Depending who shot first, one guy could already be dead and a bullet could still be flying through the air,” he said. “One guy is on the other side already, whether it’s heaven, hell or nothing. I have a hunch it’s nothing. But in that nothing, you’re still having an affect on earth. It could be a painting you painted, the things you taught as a teacher, or subtle things like a recipe you created. Then there’s always your children. “The thing that can confuse people about Clockmaker is when they don’t get it, they think it’s a mistake,” said Massicotte. But he’s in control of when people come to an understanding of what’s happening. See Playwright page 11

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Kingston Book Reading: “Pathologies: A Life in Essays” Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Join author Susan Olding for a reading and discussion of her award-winning book. In an artful series of essays, Olding writes about her life experiences. (Copies available for purchase.) Refreshments provided. The Seniors Centre: 613.548.7810 to register. Roast Beef Dinner at Battersea United Church Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. AdvanceTickets only. Please contact Roberta 613-353-2846 or Eileen 613-353-2475. VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise classes. Come and join our fun and friendly low impact fitness classes designed for Seniors. Classes include cardio, strength training and stretching with no mat work. 5 convenient locations in Kingston. First trial class is free! For location and information call Joanne 613634-0130 ext. 414 or email joanne. irvine@von.ca. Learning Disabilities Association upcoming workshop Wednesday, Oct. 3. Title: “IEP 101” Individual Education Plan – A workshop created to help parents and students to understand their role in the IEP process which includes background on the IEP resource project for parents and students; glossary of terms and resource documents and links. Speaker: Dr. Allison Sears, Elementary School Teacher, LDSB. Loblaws Kingston Centre, Community Room, 7-9 p.m. Information & Registration: 613-546-8524 , ldak@ldakingston. com www.ldakingston.com. Waterford Retirement Residence is hosting an Alzheimer Society Coffee Break event on Thursday,

Oct. 11 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. We are encouraging folks to take some time out of their busy day to join us in this wonderful meaningful and fun venture. We will have Music, refreshments, raffles, silent auctions etc. We are also involved in some friendly competition with our Fairmount Friends, as there is a trophy awarded annually to the Home with the most donations. Fairmount has held the trophy for five years and we would like to see it take residence at the Waterford. The Grandmothers By The Lake Chapter of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Grandmothers Helping African Grandmothers, are hosting an, “Evening Of Blues” at Rivendell Golf Club, on Saturday, Sept. 29. from 6:30 p.m. Music by Shaun Riley and the Chrome Hearts. Buffet and Silent Auction. Tickets available at Local Family Foods & Jitterbugs in Verona, Tiffany’s Gift Shoppe in Harrowsmith, Memory Lane Flowers in Sydenham and the Rivendell Golf Club. For further information call Adle at 613 375-8845 or Marni at 613 374-9929. Wolfe Island Fibre Fest Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Wolfe Island Community Hall, Marysville, Wolfe Island. Calling all spinners, felters, weavers, and otherwise fibre fanatics! Now is the time to stock up on local fibre for your winter stash! From fleece to roving, batts to beautiful hand spun, milled yarn to hand loomed wool blankets, table linens to artful needlework and rug hooking! Wool, alpaca, angora and silk! Something for everyone. There will be a “Learn to Spin with a Drop Spindle” workshop at 1:30 p.m., weaving and quilting demos, and spinning wheels whirring all day! So please join us for a day of fibre

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Offering. For further information you can contact Ron Kennedy at 613-358-2369.

The Kingston Theatre Organ Society presents Ken Double on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingston Korean Church (89 Kirkpatrick St.). Ken is the President and CEO of the American Theatre Organ Society; world traveler; has 17 recordings to his name. Call Nancy 613-386-7295, or visit www.ktos.ca. Come along for a great evening of fun organ music!

E-waste fundraiser event sponsored by the Greater Kingston Major Peewee AAA hockey team on Saturday, Sept. 22, located at the Wejay Mechanical, 600 O’Connor Dr. in Kingston, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Items that are excepted are tvs, computer screens, modems, keyboards, mice, telephones, printers, fax machines, radios for a full listing go to recycleyourelectronics.ca.

90th anniversary celebration. On Friday, Sept. 21, join CFRC staff and volunteers at our studios and offices in Lower Carruthers Hall, at Queen’s University next to the campus bookstore. Our doors will be open from 12-4 p.m. Stop in to enjoy refreshments prepared by CFRC staff and volunteers; historical displays; station tours; CFRC fundraising memorabilia and merchandise; plus a chance to hear your voice on the air!

The Diamond Jubilee committee is seeking sentimental treasurers with a royal connection from both the congregation and the general public to be displayed at the Royal Memories exhibit taking place during the Diamond Jubilee Garden Party on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. at the end of the formal programme guests will be invited to visit the showcase located in the Great Hall. All those who wish to contribute to the display are asked to contact Trish Miller at (613) 540 3117, or via email at trish.miller14@ gmail.com. Each contributor will be asked to complete a short story about their item on display and share with us how the sentimental treasurer fosters a royal memory to them personally.

Seniors Community Club #523 Centre 70, corner of Days and Front Road. Shuffleboard and Bridge Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. New members welcome. Theme Youth Dance, Sponsored by the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Friday, Sept. 28. Come dressed in mix matched clothing for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card. 7 to 10 p.m. Call Sharon 372-1274 or Wayne 358-2533 for more info. Enterprise Free Methodist Church Gospel Sing - Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring: Gary & Denise Frizzell, Nick & Gwen Chajkowski, Vernon Scott & Ruth Oliver, Randy & Kielo Carlson, Kevin Simpson. Free Will

Trinity United Church, Elginburg will be holding their annual Alzheimer Coffee Break on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. until noon. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome!

Frontenac Open Mic Night every Friday at the Storrington Centre Fire Hall in Sunbury, 7-10 p.m. Old and new

Frontenac country, gospel, bluegrass and more. No cover charge. Southern Frontenac Community Services Foot Care Clinics. Clinics are offered throughout the area. Glenburnie Clinic: Country Pines Apartments every month on the second Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Verona Clinic runs at the Verona Medical Centre every month on the second Tuesday from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. They Sydenham Clinic runs every month on the second Tuesday sfrom 1 p.m. to about 4 p.m. To book a home visit, please contact Danielle Penner Tel: 613376-6477 email: danielle.penner@ sfcsc.ca. Rural Women’s Group last Wednesday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southern Frontenac Community Serivces Corporation offices, 4419 George St., Sydenham. Rural Women’s Group provides a safe and welcoming place for rural women to get together, addressing common interests and needs within Frontenac County. This group is open to all women wishing to make connections within their community and will provide valuable life skill-building opportunities through discussions groups and workshops. Transportation available: call in advance to arrange. For more information, please contact: Elizabeth Peterson, Family Services Intake Assistant to inquire: Tel: 613-376-6477 or 1-800-763-9610. Farmers’ Markets - Local farmers’ markets held Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at McDonalds Corners MERA schoolhouse, Sharbot Lake Oso Beach, Verona Lions Club. Sunbury TOPS Chapter meet every Monday evening, weigh-in

Frontenac 5:30 p.m. meeting begins at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. Come and join a supportive weight loss group to take off pounds sensibly. For info chrisintops@hotmail.com. SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise class every Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the Grace Centre, 4295 Stagecoach Rd. in Sydenham. Fun, Low Impact fitness class, no mat work. Call Joanne at 613-634-0130 ext. 414 or email joanne.irvine@von.ca. Rev. Oscar Simpson’s “Country Church” Friday, Sept 21, 7 p.m. at Portland Community Church, Hartington, with The Old Hims, and “The Mohawk Messengers. Free will offering & Refreshments following concert. Information : 613-374-2178. Frontenac Old Time Music Championship Sept. 22&23 atBedford Hall, 1381 Westport Rd. Musicians of all ages and skill levels are welcome to compete in Singing, Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar or Banjo. Monetary prizes are awarded for winners in each category. Public welcome to attend to watch the event. Door Prizes and Silent Auction. For more details see http://www.frontenacoldtimemusic. com/ or visit our Facebook page under Frontenac Old Time Music Championship. The Harrowsmith Women’s Institute will be having their regular September meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25. As a special treat we will be touring Evergreen Farm to see and learn about over 40 Alpacas who live there. We will meet at St. Paul’s United Church at 6 p.m. to carpool out to the Farm and will later return to the Church for our meeting. New members are always most welcome.

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“I’m trying to create a ride where you laugh, cry, get shocked, and at the end have had a full panacea of emotions,� he said. “At the end, you feel cleansed. The only way to do that is to be choked up at a certain point and laughing your ass off at another.� Massicotte was born in Trenton, but grew up in Thunder Bay. He thought drawing, not writing, was going to be his vocation. “As a kid, I drew everything,� he said. “I never thought of being a writer.� But when an artist draws, he or she is also telling a story. There’s the visual drama of adventure. “I read a lot,� said Massicotte. “Reading is a key to writing. I loved books.� He attended Cambrian College in Sudbury for graphic design. He moved to Calgary for a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama from the University of Calgary. He began a successful career in stage, TV and film acting. He’d never taken a creative writing course, but tried his hand at writing a play. One of his early scripts for a one-act play was The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook, a coming of age story. Massicotte sees the “force� as a positive substitute for organized reli-

gions that have atrophied or become corrupt. He said that, like many actors, he dabbled with one act productions. Massicotte has written several award-winning plays, but it was Mary’s Wedding, a full length play, that really blew the lid off for him. It’s now been produced about 80 times throughout North America and the United Kingdom. “When doors fly open, you go where the door opens,� he said. When Mary’s Wedding played at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut about five years ago, it received critical praise in the New York Times. Likewise, one of Massicotte’s Off-Broadway productions brought rave reviews. These New York productions meant he had to spend some time in the city. “I fell in love with the place,� he said. Because of his success, he was granted a three year artist visa. Finally, hoping to stay, he was able to obtain his Green Card for permanent residency. In addition to writing plays, TV and movie screeplays, Massicotte has completed a young adult novel called Silver. He said it’s in the Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings realm. These days, he’s in between projects, so is polishing one of his previous

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Prayers get family through Dirty Thirties Mary Cook’s Memories By Mary Cook

EMC Lifestyle - We learned to pray at a very early age.   Mother was a firm believer in prayer.   Father, not so much. Oh, he was a believer in God, but he often wondered why, when we were doing all the right things we were still poor as church mice.   Why we lost several cows when lightning hit the big maple tree on the West  hill under which the cows were seeking refuge in a storm, was

another question he asked.   So other than Grace at the table at meal time, Father pretty well left the praying up to Mother. Although Mother was raised a Catholic, she became a Lutheran when she married Father. Nevertheless, when she felt she needed a special prayer answered, she wasn’t above resorting to her Rosary beads.   But she always made it clear to us five children, it wasn’t a case of what you used when praying, it was how often, and how fervently you did so. So every night before we went to bed, we were marched upstairs to what Emerson irreverently called “the scrunch corner”.   That was because we all had to

scrunch down around Mother’s knee when she settled into the old rocking chair that sat under the window in the corner of the room. It was in my sister Audrey’s and my bedroom, which was really the upstairs hall, and the corner we prayed in, was hardly big enough to hold all of us. I always tried to get in the middle, because then I could rest my head on Mother’s knee, but Emerson usually beat me to it. Mother would wait until we had all settled down around her knee, our eyes were closed and our hands were in steeples, then she would begin.   Her first prayers were ones we said every night. Exactly the same, word for

word. And I wondered back then, if God got bored listening to the same prayers over and over again. When those prayers were finished, we then said special prayers for everything from rain, to good crops, to a bountiful vegetable garden and a good day of selling door to door in Renfrew. Mother never forgot the old woman who lived alone in Renfrew, Granny Hines on the next farm, and the minister’s wife, who Mother thought was a saint!   They were all part of our nightly prayers. Of course, we were expected to come up with our own prayers when all the group praying was over.  That idea came to a great and glorious end when Emerson prayed that something evil would befall his very worse enemy at the Northcote School.   Mother said, what we would do instead was pray silently to ourselves.   I asked her how God would hear us if we didn’t say the prayers out loud.  Mother assured me, He would be well aware of my silent prayers. And so began a lifetime of silent praying. Our Lutheran minister certainly didn’t believe in

silent prayers I thought back then.   In fact, his prayers were so loud, at the time I figured they could hear them in the United Church a stone’s throw away.   And I wondered if your prayers had an advantage if you took on the pained look that came across our minister’s face whenever he opened his mouth.  I asked my older and much wise sister Audrey if she thought he had sore feet, because not only did he have a pained look on his face, he had the habit of rocking from one foot to the other.   To be honest, I was so intrigued with the minister when he was praying that I couldn’t take my eyes off him, when, in fact, I was supposed to be sitting in the pew ram-rod straight, in deep concentration. Audrey said it had nothing to do with sore feet.   It had to do with the sincerity of the message.  I had no idea what my sister was getting at, so I just had to sit there, Sunday after Sunday, with my own thoughts. Then it occurred to me that maybe there was something to this silent prayer business. After all, if a whole lot of people were doing it at the same time, that alone

should have an impact and greatly impress God. And so praying silently became part of my life.   I’m afraid I wasn’t very good at it to start. I was praying for things that I had seen in the Five and Dime Store window in Renfrew, and even prayed one time that bad Marguirite would move to another country.  When none of these things came about, I decided I had to change what I was praying for. We also prayed every morning at the Northcote School. Right after Miss Crosby read a verse from the bible, she said the Lord’s Prayer, and we repeated it after her.  One day I realized we did a lot of praying out there in Northcote...there were the Graces at every meal, morning prayers at the Northcote School, our nightly prayers around Mother’s knee at night, and the silent prayers each of us were encouraged to offer.    I thought back then, with the Depression closed in around us like a tight vice, and every day a struggle for survival, the prayers, in whatever form they were given, were what really got us through the Dirty Thirties.

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1950 Meteor “lead sled” no longer Doug’s dream car EMC Lifestyle - Doug Janney lives in Renfrew, Ont. He grew up in the ‘50s and ‘60s in the Applewood Acres area of Cooksville, now part of Mississauga, and remembers a highly skilled body man on the Lakeshore named Nick Rampling, who built custom cars and hot rods. The car Doug remembers the most was Nick’s 1950 Mercury convertible lead sled. It had a chopped white top, shaved hood with louvers, quad headlights, Lincoln taillights, bubble skirts, and lakes pipes. It also had a dazzling rich burgundy finish with several coats of clear lacquer, so Doug was told. In evenings after dark, he would often walk to the street where it was parked and dream of owning it. The opportunity for Doug to own a really cool car came many years later when an Ottawa painter was willing to sell his 1950 Meteor two-door sedan. The top was chopped four inches and the car had cruiser skirts, a black finish with purple ghost flames, and frenched headlights and taillights.

And the car was lowered, just like the cool cars from Doug’s youth. Under the hood was a flathead V8 engine with Isky cam, Weiand finned heads, Offenhauser 4-barrel intake, exhaust headers and lots of chrome. Also, recalls Doug, “it had dual Hollywood mufflers typical of my teenager days.” How could he resist? He bought the car, and later learned something of its earlier history. “I received a knock on the door. A man had heard I had the car and dropped by to tell me his aunt had bought the car new in Renfrew. She couldn’t drive and her daughter became the chauffeur. Later on, a body man in Cobden customized the car.” Doug was overjoyed with the car and thundered through Renfrew, went to cruise nights, and received a lot of attention. Then one day a serious vibration developed around 50 mph. One of the front wheel rims was getting ready to fall apart because the rivets holding it together had rusted. Doug found a stock 15-inch Ford rim in Kingston and this stopped the vibration. Then

Doug Janney’s 1950 Meteor lead sled later sold to Gerry Mulligan in Ottawa. one day a police officer pulled him over and warned him that his tinted windows were not legal. All this and the noisy mufflers played on Doug’s anxiety. “I was no longer enjoying the

car. A man in Ottawa made several calls wanting to purchase it and I finally gave in.” The Meteor was the Canadian version of the Ford and built only in Canada. All Meteors beginning

in 1949 were built in Windsor until May 1953, when Ford moved to Oakville. If the story of your car is published in this column, you will receive a copy of Bill Sherk’s latest

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No luck for TV show fishing around for funding By Craig Bakay Reporter

EMC News — Central Frontenac Council didn’t exactly say no to Fish TV at its regular meeting last week in Sharbot Lake. But then it didn’t authorize a $5,000 expenditure to entice the TV show makers to come here either. It merely accepted for information a report making the monetary request. North and South Frontenac Townships have approved the expenditure. In the report, the producers claim an estimated 9,000 more anglers coming to the area as a result of a show, bringing with them an estimated $45,000,000 in “economic impact” over a period of five years. “This all sounds kind of fishy to me,” said Coun. Norm Guntensperger. “I don’t know that we want an additional 9,000 people fishing on our lakes. “Do we have any money in our budget for this? “Didn’t we have another show asking for money before this one?”

“Dimestore Fisherman did receive Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation Funding and had a presence here for about a month,” said Mayor Janet Gutowski. “Fish TV is asking nine municipalities in Frontenac, Lennox & Addington and the Village of Tweed for $5,000 each plus matching funding from FCFDC.” But Coun. John Purdon’s comments probably had the most impact on the discussion. Purdon, known for questioning figures at the best of times, seemed perplexed by the report’s claims. “I don’t think you can explain where the computer software is coming up with these numbers,” he said. ••• Flag lots — The Central Frontenac Official Plan has no definition of what they are but after last week’s regular Council meeting in Sharbot Lake, the Township has at least one. Council approved a severance for the Kidd property

on Loon Lake which would create a ‘flag lot’, which is so-named because of a long laneway component resembling a flag pole to which the main lot becomes the ‘flag.’ Planner Glenn Tunnock described the lot’s owner as “his own environmentalist” who has planted 1,200 trees on the property in his recommendations of the severance. Coun. John Purdon pointed out, however, that while he was in favour of the flag lot concept in general and this severance in particular, the Township Official Plan and/or Zoning Bylaw has no definition of the term flag lot. Council instructed staff to include a definition in the upcoming revision of the documents. ••• In keeping with Central Frontenac’s policy of rotating Council meetings to each district at least once in a calendar year, next week’s meeting (Sept. 25) will be held in District 4 (Hinchinbrooke) at Piccadilly Hall.

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EMC Lifestyle - Join the likes of French impressionist painters Monet and Renoir and the Canadian Group of Seven on Sept. 30 in the Westport and Rideau Lakes area. Westport is hosting the Paint the Rideau Lakes Plein Air Festival. The event is open to artists from far and wide. En plein air is a French expression meaning in the open air. It refers to painting outdoors, in the fresh air. It’s also known as peinture sur le motif (painting on the ground). The

they can register by phone,” said Georgia Ferrell, an artist who serves on the Westport and Rideau Lakes Chamber of Commerce. “But most of the artists do paint near Westport. There are so many beautiful locations like Foley Mountain and the Newboro Lock.” She said weather will not pose problems. There are many sheltered locations where artists can work, rain or shine. “The weather could not be worse than last year,” said Ferrell. “But even then everyone had a good time.” Ferrell explained that the Westport and Rideau Lakes area includes the region from Delta and Chaffey’s Locks in the east, north to Smiths Falls and westward to Westport. “The fall is perfect for Paint the Rideau,” said Ferrell. “The colours in the region are beautiful. Artists abound in the area. It’s fun for families and friends to come and spend the day enjoying the autumn outdoors.” Artists bring their own materials and can choose any place in the Rideau Lakes to set up their easels and paint. “Basically, it’s whoever shows up,” said Ferrell. She noted that well-known water colour artist Stephen Rothwell has committed to the day. All art must be returned to the Grist Mill Gallery for judging by 3:30 p.m. An awards ceremony and reception for the public will be held at the Grist Mill Gallery from 4-6 p.m. There will be a special category for those who chose to paint at Foley Mountain Conservation Area. There will also be a children’s category.

Art will be on sale during the reception and for the week following at Artemisia Art Gallery. Contact Georgia Ferrell, georgia@artemisiaartgallery. com, for more details. There are several prizes, including a People’s Choice Award. “The old mill was purchased for conversion into an artist retreat,” said Ferrell. “They’ll be providing accommodations and studios for artists. They’ll also be providing classes and workshops starting in the spring.” Ferrell, Artemisia co-owner, said she likes mythology and has always been fond of Artemis, the noble and venerated Greek Goddess of the hunt, wild animals, childbirth and young girls. A friend and fellow artist of Ferrell’s, Bonnie McLean, suggested Artemisia as a gallery name, in honour of Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17th century Baroque painter. Artemisia lived in an era when women were not considered to have enough intelligence to be painters. They were not accepted in the artistic community. “She lived in a world where women painters generally didn’t exist,” said Ferrell. Ferrell and McLean bought their own shop and opened Artemisia Gallery about three years ago. The gallery hosts exhibits, workshops, classes and other artistic endeavours

like poetry readings. There’s never a bad time to visit Westport, but autumn is particularly beautiful. The days are cooler, so it’s refreshing to wander the streets and enjoy the scenery. It’s a postcard-pretty town. The drive to get there is just as pleasant. If you like outdoor walks, Foley Mountain is ideal. Views from Spy Rock on the mountain are breathtaking. The Foley Mountain Conservation Area is open year round. Park in the village and you can wander for hours. The main thoroughfares and side streets are filled with quaint shops and pleasant cafes and restaurants. Artemisia Gallery is located at 7 Spring St. You’ll find The Cove at 2 Bedford St. A few weeks from now, you can enjoy Westport’s Halloween Festival of Pumpkins. You’ll see more than 2,000 pumpkins carved by Westport

residents. Once an important sawmill and grist mill town and later an important railroad shipping centre, Westport’s easy access by train allowed it to become an important tourist destination. The railroad and mills are gone, but Westport remains one of the most beautiful little towns in Ontario. Throughout the summer season, it’s a thriving tourist destination. But it’s picture perfect year round. The quaint shops remain open and the people are always friendly. Directions: Take Division Street north from Kingston. After you pass Highway 401, it becomes Perth Road. Follow it until it ends at Highway 42 at Westport. Turn left on Highway 42, then right onto Main Street. For more information: 613273-8775, http://www.westportrideaulakes.on.ca/artsandculture.cfm.

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Internet safety workshop for parents scheduled By Craig Bakay Reporter

EMC News — In coordination with its fall open house, St. James Major Catholic School in Sharbot Lake will be holding a Safe (Internet) Surfing Seminar open to all parents and guardians in the community at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the church hall. There is no charge and babysitting will be available. The Open House and barbecue begins at 6 p.m. This will be the first time the school has offered this kind of seminar to parents, said vice-principal Nienke Hoedeman. “By becoming aware of the risks associated with the Internet, including a number of social media sites used by children such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, parents can help reduce those risks and be confident that their children are able to enjoy the

positive things the Internet has to offer them,” she said. The seminar, which will be presented by Susan Laughton of Kidproof Canada, was initiated by the school council but organizers stress that it was not precipitated by any current incidents in the community. Rather, members of the council recognized use of the Internet by dangerous groups and/or individuals as well as content that is simply inappropriate for children. “This seminar will give parents and guardians the tools they need to reduce the risks to their children,” Hoedeman said. As part of the program, St. James Major students will also be given an Internet safety workshop from Kidproof Canada. For more information, visit www.kidproofsafety.com or call the school at 613-2793300.

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Keira has great hair day as she donates to charity By LORRAINE PAYETTE Reporter

EMC News - What do you say when your child walks up to you and calmly announces that she wants to cut her hair and give it to some little girl who doesn’t have any? “Keira came to me about two years ago to tell me (this),” said Sarah Simpson of Seeley’s Bay, Keira’s

mother. “I had tears in my eyes when she was a little five-year-old and said, ‘Mum, I want to donate my hair,’ and I cried.” At the beginning of August the Simpsons created a Facebook group and invited all of their friends and family to help reach Keira’s goal of $800-$1,000 to help fund the cost of a wig. “Over the last few weeks we’ve had lots of people in

the community and friends and family stop by and give us some money,” said Sarah. “She’s very excited and I’m very nervous. I’m going to miss it. I have a lot of fun braiding her hair and curling it. We’ll find some new fun things to do with it, though.” Keira had 10 or 11 inches cut off, and the family is sending it to Continental Hair in Toronto, a business that makes wigs for children in Canada. “I thought of the idea myself,” said Keira, now age 7. “I’m going to donate my hair and they’re going to make it into a wig.” And Keira wasn’t satisfied with just giving her hair. She wanted to be sure that the wig was paid for as well, so she and her family started raising money to be sure it would happen. They will be sending the money along with the hair to help fund the cost of making the wig. “Mum took a picture of me and we put it on the internet and we started raising a lot of money,” said Keira. “We don’t have all the money yet. We’re pretty close, though.” As of Sept. 6, they had raised $669 and were hoping for the rest. In or-

der to get there, they have set up the page https:// www.facebook.com/#!/ events/368848533187261/ where people can see Keira’s haircut, learn about what she’s doing, and make donations to help with the wig. “I’ve been growing my hair for two years,” said Keira. “I won’t miss it when it’s cut, but Mummy will!”

Sarah thinks Keira will probably try it again. “When she’s done it once, we’ll see,” said Sarah. “She might like it short, so we’ll see. She’s never had it short. She’s pretty excited. She wanted to do it before school, but we wanted to try to raise the money first, so she’s been patiently waiting. “We’re pretty proud of her.” Keira will be receiving a

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Rules and Regulations To enter, all you have to do is fill out a ballot at one of the participating merchants or enter online at www.emckingston.ca or www.emcfrontenac.ca. No purchase is necessary. Entrants must be 18 years of age and over and you can only fill out one ballot per visit. At the end of the 5 week contest period, we will draw the names of 5 individuals that will each win one $500.00 shopping spree. Entrants can only win one of the five $500.00 shopping sprees to be given away. Shopping spree winners will be credited at ONE of the participating merchants of their choice. There is no cash value. Contest starts on Thursday, August 23, 2012 and ends on Friday, September 20, 2012. Employees of participating merchants are eligible to enter the contest at merchants outside of their working establishment. Employees of The EMC are not eligible to enter the contest. Winner’s photos may be used throughout the promotion. All EMC decisions are final.

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• 5 Level direct feed Sheer Clean™ wash system with APF • High Temp Wash

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Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm Saturday 8am - 7pm Sunday 8am - 6pm

Whirlpool Appliances • Precision Dispense (Ultra) • Adaptive Wash Options - 16 different wash actions • Advanced moisture sensing to prevent over -drying

Custom Cut Meats

OPEN

Sale ends Sept. 30, 2012

V.B. Simkins Sewing Machines

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TROUSDALE’S

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off

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Visit one of these merchants and fill out a ballot for your chance to win!

The Kingston/Frontenac EMC along with local merchants of Kingston, Loyalist and Frontenac Townships want to give you the chance to

one of five Shopping

WIN 500 $

Sprees!

Contestants will have a chance to win one of five $500.00 shopping sprees to be given away at the end of the 5 week period! Contest begins Thursday, August 23, 2012 and ends on Friday, September 20, 2012

Rules and Regulations To enter, all you have to do is fill out a ballot at one of the participating merchants. No purchase is necessary. Entrants must be 18 years of age and over and you can only fill out one ballot per visit. At the end of the 5 week contest period, we will draw the names of 5 individuals that will each win one $500.00 shopping spree. Entrants can only win one of the five $500.00 shopping sprees to be given away. Shopping spree winners will be credited at ONE of the participating merchants of their choice. There is no cash value. Contest starts on Thursday, August 23, 2012 and ends on Friday, September 20, 2012. Employees of participating merchants are eligible to enter the contest at merchants outside of their working establishment. Employees of The EMC are not eligible to enter the contest. Winner’s photos may be used throughout the promotion. All EMC decisions are final.

Fill out a ballot at one of the participating merchants for your chance to win! Ballots will not be accepted at the EMC Office

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news

EMC - Your Community Newspaper

Pittsburgh district residents more involved Kjackson@theemc.ca

longer than the typical asphalt shingles. He’s been married to his wife Esther for over 30 years. They have three boys - Brad, Jeff and Matthew. Pittsburgh Township amalgamated with the City of Kingston in 1998 but not everyone has accepted it, even after all these years, said Reitzel. It’s one of the first things he wants to talk

about. That, and how his constituents are more involved than anyone else. “They want to be heard, they want to be part of the city and have been for 14 years but there is still some negativity out there because of the amalgamation that took place and the way it did. A lot of them still don’t feel like they are part of the city and there is a whole host of reasons for that,” said Reitzel. One of the reasons is they’ve felt neglected, particularly when it comes to their parks. They feel they didn’t get a lot of attention until the last couple of years. Then there’s the bridge. The much needed additional crossing across the Cataraqui River. I hear it’s a nightmare to cross at rush hour, especially if there is a crash on Highway 401 or the causeway is closed. Even at one lane either way the causeway seems ridiculous. The people who reside in Pittsburgh district feel the same way. They want the city to do something about it and have for a long, long

Photo/Kenneth Jackson

EMC Lifestyle - Sitting in Brian Reitzel’s living room, he has a pile of papers at his feet. They’re various clippings of accomplishments. He wants to show them to me. I’m here to interview him. In the pile of papers is a story he wrote and had published. Another is

pamphlet on how, when he was part of the LCBO, he helped spearhead a fundraising initiative for Fort Henry. He’s particularly proud of that and he should be. He seems like an ordinary man with simple values. It’s evident from the crucifix on wall with a palm leaf hanging from it. He’s paying thousands of dollars to get a new roof, one that will last

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They have ownership to the district even though we are part of the city now. They are engaged because they take that ownership.” He said he holds town hall meetings. “I promised I’d hold town hall meetings, which I do. They are well attended. That gives you a chance to really get a finger on the pulse of what your constituents are thinking about or what they want or what they want to see in improvements to the city. I just enjoy town hall meetings. You get very direct questions and they deserve to ask that and get an answer back,” he said.

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time. Reitzel ran in 2006 on that very platform but didn’t get elected. He ran again in 2010 and got in. He said the city should be ready to ask the province and feds for money by at least 2014. All approvals will be done by then. All of this makes his constituents more involved. “I believe that people out here in Pittsburgh district are way ahead of others in the rest of the city just because they are that engaged out here,” said Reitzel. “They still have their stamp on (the former Pittsburgh Township).

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STANSEL, NETTIE Dorothy May (nee Deadman) passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in her 86th year. Wife of the late Clarence Ernest Stansel. Loving mother of Perry (Sandra), Benita and Lisa Stansel all of Brighton. Daughter of the late George Alfred Deadman & Mary Clarsy Tremblay. Sister to Annie (late Clifford) and predeceased by siblings Hazel (George), Emma (Fred), Irla (Ray), Ira (Marjorie), John, Ronald (Rhita), and Marilyn (Keith). Sister-in-law to Bill & Marie Stansel, Edna & Wilfred Smith, Ruth & Eric Lajoie, Orleen Armstrong, Mary Stansel and the late Howard, Marie, John, Carolyn, Harold, and Charles Stansel. Survived by her many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 11 o’clock at Mount Hope Cemetery, Reverend Ken Lewis officiated. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Victorian Order of Nurses Hastings, Northumberland, Prince Edward Branch, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Walas Funeral Home, Brighton. www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

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Art Show- Colebrook Keirstead annual art show. Oct. 6 and 7, 13 and 14. Sale prices on originals and prints. 2570 Marlbank Rd. (near Tweed). 613-478-5370.

Lawn Cutting, Yard Work, Handyman and more!

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FOR SALE BY OWNER Rockport Area- For Rent- 2B furnished home on River Oct.1 to May 1- $750+. 613-923-5280.

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FOR SALE Dry mixed firewood for sale. Hard maple, beech, oak, hickory. Cut, split, delivered. Call W. or G. Kerr 613-359-5446

Come to the Creamery! Grand Opening Please join us to celebrate the opening of our creamery. Taste our milk and the local harvest. Bring your family to the country for music, games, and more!

8’ length firewood. All mixed hardwood. Also buying standing timber. 613-312-9859.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 11am – 4pm

Mobile Homes. 6 to choose from. Four seasons. Various sizes and prices. Will deliver. 613-218-5070.

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Limestone Organic Creamery 3113 Sydenham Rd, Elginburg 5 min North of the 401 FOR SALE

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

Certified Equine Farrier Service 613-430-4881.

Purebred Berkshire gilts and boars available from Mid-October onwards. Also lambs available now for meat or breeding purposes. 613-395-4569.

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AIRLESS PAINTING Specializing in roof barn & aluminum siding painting. *30 years experience. *Screw nailing and roof repairs. Insured and Bonded Free Estimates (613)283-8475

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

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FREE BROCHURE - Kings County “Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides”- Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start Business! - Toll-Free: 1-888-8654647. www.kingsrda.ca.

TRUE ADVICE! True clarity! True Psychics! 1-877-342-3036 or 1-900-5286258 or mobile #4486. (18+) $3.19/ minute; www.truepsychics.ca. DATING SERVICE. Long-term/shortterm relationships, free to try! 1-877297-9883. Talk with single ladies. Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Talk now! 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+)

DRIVERS WANTED GIRL GREATNESS STARTS HERE Girl Guides of Canada offers exciting programs for girls ages 5-17 Register online today at register.girlguides.ca or call 1-800-565-8111 THERE’S ONE IN EVERY CROWD. Recognize a six to 17 years old with the prestigious 2012 Ontario J u n i o r C i t i z e n o f t h e Ye a r Awards nomination by Nov. 30. www.ocna.org/juniorcitizen or call 905-639-8720 ext. 239.

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

VACATION/TRAVEL CUBA & COSTA RICA “OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOURS” - Unique itineraries combine history, nature and culture. Small groups, Relaxed pace. www.cubadiscoverytours.com. Brochure available. Toll-Free 1-800-4170250 Weekdays.

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed record removal since 1989. Confidential. Fast. Affordable. Our A+ BBB rating assures employment/travel freedom. Call for free information booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-9727366). RemoveYourRecord.com.

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

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

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TEAM DRIVERS & LCV TEAM DRIVERS in Cambridge, ON. TRANSFREIGHT OFFERS - Consistent Work Schedule, Competitive Wage & Excellent Benefits, No touch freight, Paid Training. REQUIREMENTS - Verifiable 5 Year Tractor-Trailer Experience, Clean MVR for last 3 years. To Apply: Call 855-WORK4TF (967-5483). Send resume to work4tf@transfreight.com. Visit: www.transfreight.com. LAIDLAW CARRIERS VAN DIVISION require experienced AZ licensed drivers to run the U.S. Premium mileage rate. Home weekly. New equipment. Also hiring Owner Operators. 1-800263-8267

WANTED WANTED: OLD TUBE AUDIO EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond organs. Any condition, no floor model consoles. Call Toll-Free 1-800-947-0393 / 519853-2157.

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FOR SALE CUTTERS CHOICE - Buy Chainsaw Parts & Supplies at DISCOUNT Prices! With over 5000+ parts, we are your one stop Chainsaw Super Store. 1-888-817-4707, www.cutterschoice.com A SURVIVAL KIT for emergencies covers food, water, heat, light, tools, shelter, hygiene, communication, first aid, instructions, more. Prepare NOW - emergency is too LATE. Visit www.PrepperGreen.com #1 HIGH SPEED INTERNET $28.95 / Month. Absolutely no ports are blocked. Unlimited Downloading. Up to 5Mps Download and 800Kbps U p l o a d . O R D E R T O D AY AT www.acanac.ca or CALL TOLL-FREE: 1-866-281-3538. SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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

MORTGAGES $$$ 1st & 2nd & Construction Mortgages, Lines of Credit... 95-100% Financing. BELOW BANK RATES! Poor credit & bankruptcies OK. No income verification plans. Servicing Eastern & Northern Ontario. Call Jim Potter, Homeguard Funding Ltd. Toll-Free 1-866-403-6639, email: jimpotter@qualitymortgagequotes.ca, www.qualitymortgagequotes.ca, LIC #10409. $$$ 1st, 2nd, 3rd MORTGAGES Debt Consolidation, Refinancing, R e n o v a t i o n s , Ta x A r r e a r s , n o CMHC fees. $50K you pay $208.33/ month (OAC). No income, bad credit, power of sale stopped!! BETTER OPTION MORTGAGES, CALL TODAY Toll-Free 1-800-282-1169, www.mortgageontario.com (LIC# 10969). AS SEEN ON TV - 1st, 2nd, Home Equity Loans, Bad Credit, SelfEmployed, Bankrupt, Foreclosure, Power of Sale or need to Re-Finance? Let us fight for you because “We’re in your corner!” CALL The Refinancing Specialists NOW Toll-Free 1-877-733-4424 (24 Hours) or click www.MMAmortgages.com (Lic#12126).

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ONLINE HOME BUSINESS: Learn the Secrets to Success Income Plan. No Selling, No Meetings, No Cold Calls, No Inventory. Easy Full Training. www.larrett.net BUSINESS FOR SALE - Magazine publishing company for ambitious, outgoing entrepreneurs. Fun, Lucrative. Startup Capital Required. We Teach and Provide Content. 1-888406-1253. FREE VENDING MACHINES Appointing Prime References Now. Earn Up To $100,000.00 + Per Year. Exclusive Protected Territories. For Full Details CALL NOW 1-866-6686629 Website WWW.TCVEND.COM. Renovated Hotel in Holland, Manitoba, 134 seat bar w/patio, 30 seat restaurant, four rooms and living quarters. Turn key operation w/equipment, $259,900.00 OBO. Contact 1-204799-4152

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CANA’s entrepreneurial spirit, minimal bureaucracy and competitive rewards package has created a rewarding work environment where initiative and innovation thrive. A Calgary based company in business over 70 years. Opportunities in Alberta • Powerline Technicians and Foremen • Journeyman PSE and Foremen • Commissioning Technologist Visit: www.canautilities.ca Email: work@cana.ca Fax: 403-253-6190 HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIR LTD currently has full-time positions available: H/D Truck & Transport Mechanic & Parts Counter Person. Contact Herb 780-849-3768; (cell) 780-8490416. Fax 780-849-4453. Email: jerb@hheltd.com.

BUSINESS OPPS. ATTENTION! DO YOU HAVE 10 HOURS/WEEK to turn into up to $3160/month? Operate a Home Based Business. Flexible Hours, FREE Online Training at http://BobLoucks.MyShaklee.com

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ACTUALLY YOUR MOTHER WAS RIGHT ... You’re a great catch! MISTY RIVER INTRODUCTIONS will help you find that special someone to make life more sweet. CALL (613)257-3531, www.mistyriverintros.com. No computer required.

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Do you suffer from PTSD, depression, trouble sleeping or anxiety? Call Neuro Harmony for a neurofeedback session, we can help! (613)766-9885.

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Sheep For Sale. Romney and Romney/Crosses. Naturally raised ewes and rams, choose your flock! Ready to breed. Perth (613)264-9995 info@lambchop.ca

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Napanee: centre of town, small store and 2 large apartments, price $169,000. A great investment. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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Lamb, Local Naturally Raised! Order custom cut lamb or choose from ready freezer cuts and sausages. Delicious! Perth (613)264-9995 info@lambchop.ca

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FARM IH1475 Round Baler. Makes 5x6 soft core bales. 1000 pto required. Monoitor included. $1100. Massey cab fits 255 285 - fair condition $300. Located South Ottawa. 613-489-2446 email applehillstables@rogers.com

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HALLMARK TECHNICAL SERVICES A Division of Hallmark Tubulars Ltd. We are currently hiring for the following role in our Bonnyville, AB. location: Mechanic/Maintenance Technician • A minimum 3 years of experience working on hydraulic equipment, and light-medium duty vehicles. • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Trade Certification considered an asset For more information visit: www.hallmarksolutions.ca/careers To apply please forward your resume to Human Resources: Fax: (780) 955-3962 or Email: careers@halllmarksolutions.ca

SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? You can still get a pardon. Find out how. Call 1-866-242-2411 or visit www.nationalpardon.org. Work and travel freely. Guarantee by the National Pardon Centre. CL390962_0920


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TWO DAY AUCTION Sat. Sept 29th, Sun. 30th, 10am Start 15 Beaver Lane, Limoges, Ont. Take 417 to Limoges turn off, 5 mins from Calypso Water Park – watch for signs Sat. Sept. 29th Antiques, collectibles, tools, farm rustic items, etc… Sun. Sept 30th Large quantity of antique and vintage cars, parts and automotive memorabilia, vintage motorcyles – Large Full Day Sale! For more info contact Dave Reid 613-284-5292 or 613-283-1020 Visit theauctionfever.com for full listing and pictures. 10% buyers premium. EARLY BIRD AUCTIONS

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LARGE SUNDAY AUCTION 185 Elmsley Street North, Smiths Falls 11am Start, 10am Preview Featuring over 60 pieces of antique and modern furniture, large amount of fine antiques and collectibles, large quantity of good tools, don’t miss this sale!!! For more info contact Dave Reid 613-284-5292 or 613-283-1020 Visit theauctionfever.com for full listing and pictures.

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Winter boat storage- Winterizing, shrink wrapping, indoor and outdoor, $335-$425. Mobile shrink wrapping available. 613-267-3470. relax@christie lakecottages.com

1978 Slide in truck camper for 8’ box, air, bathroom w shower, heater, stove, oven, fridge. $1,500. Located South Ottawa. 613-489-2446 email applehillstables@rogers.com

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Contractor pays top price for homes, cottages and rural and city properties in need of repair. Call us for free evaluation on request. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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Mortgage Solutions Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. Lower than bank posted rates (OAC). On-site private funds for credit issues, discharged bankrupts and BFS without proven income. Chase Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Licence #10876, www.chasemortgagebroker .com (613)384-1301.

PERSONAL Accomplished, reliable goalie seeking a well rounded 35 & over team to play on this hockey season in Kingston & area. david01155@hotmail.ca 613-328-5411. SPIRIT-TYPE READING Consultations using the Psychic Auracature Process. Oracle, Sterling Sinclair M.Div. www.auracature.com, Tweed 613-473-0892, Tamworth 613-379-5907 It’s Time!

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PETS 6 gorgeous puppies -4 females, 2 males. Shitzu Lhapso Apso mix. $250. No shots. 613-549-3978 after 3. Reward Lost female Beagle mix from Lake Street (Delta area). Wearing pink collar. Please call 613-928-3394.

VEHICLES 1968 Thunderbird 4 door, 70,000 miles or 120,000 km, 11 to 1 compression, high output 429 CID Thunderjet engine. Engine and C6 transmission are excellent. Black leather interior in good condition. Car needs restoration. $2,800 o.b.o. 613-282-1836, Kemptville. Call anytime! 1990 Chev Silverado blue xtenda cab 4x4, power windows, short box. Needs starter cable. South Ottawa. $900. 613-489-2446 email applehillstables@rogers.com 2003 Spotless Dodge Caravan. Loaded, 4 new tires, certified and e-test. 112,000 kms. $4,340; Also 2004 PT Cruiser. Great condition. All options. $3,190. 613-449-1668. Need a car or truck and can’t get financed? Whatever your credit issues we can help. Guaranteed financing is available to everyone regardless of credit history. Call today, drive tomorrow. Call Joseph 613-200-0100. You’ll be

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ESTATE AUCTION SALE JD 4120 Tractor. Hewitt Robins Rock Crusher. 2004 Future 25’wx32’lx13’h Steel Building. Michigan 175B Pay Loader. Trace Solar Unit. Light, Medium & Heavy Construction Equip’t. Power Generators. Pianos. Household Furnishings.

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from Almonte take Cty Rd 17/March Road to #4512 for the late Dr. Robert C. Lyle on Wed., Oct. 3/12 @ 10 am Preview Tues. Oct. 2, 9am-12 pm Quarry, recycling & construction industries set aside Oct. 3rd as this is an auction sale not to be missed. The gently used JD tractor is just like a new one. High-end furnishings. Bring a lawnchair & participate in the bidding to settle the estate. Visit website @ jimhandsauction.com for full lisiting & photos. Terms: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering

Auctioneers & Qualified Appraisers JIM & TREVOR HANDS: THE VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Phone: (613) 267-6027 or (613) 267-1335 Fax: (613) 267-6931 www.jimhandsauction.com VEHICLES

VEHICLES

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WESTPORT MOTORS 23 WHELAN STREET, WESTPORT

2011 Chev Malibu 4dr lT loaded, 52,000 kms, blue 2010 ford ranger superCab sporT 4x4 5 sp., air, 76,000 kms, red 2009 hYundai sonaTa 4 dr. loaded, 94,000 kms, blue 2008 dodge avenger 4dr loaded 113000km black 2008 Kia sedona van lx 75,000kms, loaded, RR/air/heat, black 2008 MaZda 5 Wagon, 7 psgr., auto, loaded, 99,000 kms, white 2008 Chev iMpala lT, loaded, 130,000 km, black 2007 MaZda b4000 4x4 auto, loaded, 80,000 kms, red 2007 Chev silverado lT exT. Cab 4x4 Z71, loaded, 92,000 km, grey 2007 ponTiaC Wave, 4 dr., auto. air, 28,000 km, red 2006 nissan xTrail 4x4 auto loaded 112000km Silver

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2006 ponTiaC MonTana van quad seats, 95,000 kms, silver 2005 buiCK allure Cx 4dr., loaded, 112,000 kms, red 2005 nissan Murano sl aWd p/rood loaded, 94,000 km, maroon 2005 nissan MaxiMa sl fully loaded, 172,000 km, beige 2004 dodge raM slT 4x4 Quad cab, loaded, 157,000 km, black 2003 Chev silverado Reg Cab Short Box 4x4 130,000km blue/pewter 2002 gMC sierra ext cab 4x4 Z71 loaded 202,000km blue/pewter 1995 gMC sierra reg cab 4x4 136,000 km, blue, as traded as is 1988 Chev CapriCe ClassiC 4dr air 173000km blue Local trade in LIKE NEW

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2010 chrysler sebring (grey) 431n *Daily rental, automatic, factory warranty, 50,000km - $12,899 2010 dodge grand caravan se (blue) 814n 7 Passenger, fully equipped - $14,995

Antiques & Modern Household Furnishings For The Estate of Ian Smith And for Mrs Claire Wilcox Saturday, September 29 @ 9 a.m. Hands Auction Hall, Algonquin Bid on Yamaha piano & bench, Canadiana stepback cupboard and more. Online bidding opens Friday, September 21 @ 9 a.m. and closes Friday September 28 @ 12 noon. To view complete catalogue and pictures visit www.handsauction.com click Online Bidding button. Of course we are always pleased to see you at the live auction, the choice is now yours!

2010 dodge grand caravan se (silver) 823n 7 Passenger, fully equipped, 77,000km - $15,900 2009 chrysler PT cruiser 446n Local trade, automatic, loaded, 81,000km - $10,995 2008 ford f150 xlT supercrew 927n *Daily rental, 4X4 V8, loaded, 85,000km - $19,499 2007 gMc crew cab (blue) P7239 *Daily rental, V8, auto, 4X4, loaded, 94,000km - $17,704 2006 Pontiac g6 (black) 12888A Local trade, V6, auto, loaded, 120,000km - $8,888 2004 focus Wagon Local trade, 4 cyl., auto, A/C, 196,000km - $3,995 2004 chev silverado (black) 111127AA Local Trade, ext. cab, V8, 4X4 - $7,995

As is sPeciAl 2000 ford focus sedan 118,500km, Auto., 4 cyl., - $900 CL407039

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28 YEARS in Business & Counting

One of Canada’s top Furniture Retailers is now hiring a 26 YEARS in Business & Counting

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Home furnishing experience is not necessary, however you must be enthusiastic, personable, presentable and willing to learn. This is a rare opportunity for aincareer 26 YEARS Business oriented & Counting individual to join a renowned industry leader in a friendly, stable and profitable work environment.

Terms: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering

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Auctioneers & Qualified Appraisers JIM & TREVOR HANDS: THE VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Phone: (613) 267-6027 or (613) 267-1335 Fax: (613) 267-6931 www.jimhandsauction.com

• Late Model Equipment CHOOSE YOUR REQUIRED TERMINAL: • Flatbed REQUIRED Brampton, Wallaceburg, IMMEDIATELY: • No Tarping Curtain Side IMMEDIATELY: PrescottDrivers & Montreal Hiring in Hiring Drivers in Montreal, Ontario • Fast Application Paid Montreal, Ontario East East and Ontario West REQUIRED • Dry Van, Reefer and Ontario West IMMEDIATELY: • Paid Orientation U.S. Cross Border/ LOOKING Toronto – FOR... Montreal

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• Company Benefits • Bi-weekly Pay • Terminal Fuel • Quality Home Time

For more info call: Bill Kamphorst (Brampton) 1-800-265-8789 or 905-457-8789 ext.299 Email: willemk@travelers.ca

Robin Francoeur (Dorval) 1-800-894-8789 P: 514-421-0668 F: 514-421-0669

10 10 U.S. Drivers corridor LOOKING FOR...Owner

Owner Operators LOOKING FOR... Operators An Equal

An Equal Employer Opportunity Opportunity Travelers Transportation Employer Services 195 Heart Lake Road South,

CHOOSE YOUR ON L6W 3N6 Travelers Brampton, TERMINAL:Services Transportation Brampton, 195 Heart Wallaceburg, Lake Road South, Prescott & ON Montreal Brampton, L6W 3N6

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY:

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LOOKING FOR...

2002 Ford Lincoln LS car. 1992 Ford F150 truck. 1990 Chev Caprice car. 8x15 truck box. Single axle trailer w/ ramp. Roper 11 hp lawnmower. 3 hp Troy built rear tine cultivator. Gas push lawnmower. Gas weed eater. Chest-on-chest tool chest. Multi-drawer steel cabinet. Forney mod C-5 electric welder. Set of acetylene. Air compressor. Chopsaw. Mastercraft drill press. B&D sawzall. Table saw. Plunge router. Router bits. Air pig. Angle grinder. Bench vise. Elec. buffer. Commercial battery charger. Socket sets. Chain blocks. Jack stands. Counter scales. Qty of hand & power tools. Qty of steel posts. Alum. extension ladder. Vintage kitchen hoosier w/ retro green enamel top. Fancy side-board top. Mirrored wardrobe. 7 pce bar set. 2 pce chesterfield suite. Lawn ornaments. Wishing well. Bike. Tambourine & many other articles too numerous to mention...... Mr. Sands’ clean power & shop tools are the sign of a good craftsfman & will perform better & last longer. The F150 would make a great work truck & the Lincoln was a one owner, well maintained vehicle. Bring a lawnchair & participate in the bidding to settle the estate.

Apply in person with Resume 770 Gardiners Rd in the Riocan Center

CHOOSE YOUR CHOOSE YOUR TERMINAL: TERMINAL: Brampton, Wallaceburg, 28 YEARS in Business & Wallaceburg, Counting Brampton, Prescott & Montreal Prescott & Montreal

Lincoln & Caprice Cars. Ford F150 Truck. Lawn Equip’t. Shop Tools. Furnishings. for the late Earl Sands # 181 Cty Road 29, Frankville, On K0E 1H0 on Wed., Sept. 26/12 @ 4 pm

2 GAMES TABLES. HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS & EFFECTS.

Craftsman 15.5 lawn mower. Gas self propelled lawn mower. Single axle trailer. 4x8 slate top pool table w/ accessories. Harvard air hockey table. Barrister bookcase. Set of 4 kitchen chairs. Wooden highchairs. Fold-down table. Chesterfield & love seat. Chesterfield. Recliner. Rocker-glider w/ footstool. Office chair. Metal hall bench. 5 pce contemporary black finish Queen size bedroom suite. Queen box spring & mattress. Night stand. Dressing screen. Bedding. Area carpets. Pictures & frames. Milk can. Cast iron kettle. Oil lamp. Everday dishes. Cook & bakeware. Sm. kitchen appliances. Combination safe. Upright freezer. 2 dehumidifiers. Elec. heater. Metal shelving. Lawn canopy. Patio furniture. Gas Bar B Que. Plastic goose & duck decoys. Alum., extension & step ladders. Bench saw. Bar clamps. Steel garden/lawn roller. Wheel barrow. Garden, hand & power tools plus many other articles too numerous to mention..... Owners are moving to B.C. Here’s the opportunity to bring the fast-paced gameplay of pool & air hockey directly into your home. Expect a mountain of accumulated small items. Bring a lawnchair. Terms; Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering

Auctioneers & Qualified Appraisers JIM & TREVOR HANDS: THE VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Phone: (613) 267-6027 or (613) 267-1335 Fax: (613) 267-6931 www.jimhandsauction.com

You are Cordially invited to a 60th Anniversary Celebration for ELWOOD & MONA ORSER Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 1:30 to 4:30 pm, Grace Centre (formerly Grace United Church) 4295 Stage Coach Rd., Sydenham Best Wishes Only

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for Sue & Jim Moffat from Pakenham & Cty Rd 29 take Mcwatty Rd., to # 306 Lynx Hollow Rd., on Sat., Sept. 29/12 @ 10 am

ANNOUNCEMENT

Happy Anniversary

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1584 County Rd. 2 West of Prescott, Augusta Township Saturday, September 29 at 1 p.m. Property viewing: September 16/23 from 1 p.m. til 4 p.m. Registered Viewing Property Details at: www.1584countyroad.com www.kenfinnertyauctions.ca www.theauctionfever.com Auctioneer: Ken Finnerty 613-258-4284 613-258-5311 Cell 613-614-0700 ANNOUNCEMENT

5501 County Road 15, RR #2, Brockville, ON K6V 5T2 Phone: (613) 926-2919 E-mail: auction@handsauction.com www.handsauction.com

2003 Toyota Matrix xrs 11704nAA 5 spd, 2 sets tires, local trade in, great fuel economy - $7,999 2000 Mazda Protege (silver) 801nA Local trade, automatic, 4 cyl., loaded, 153,000km - $4,999 1999 landrover discovery Local trade, V8, Auto, 4X4 - $5,799 All Prices Plus TAx. All vehicles cerTified & e-TesTed

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Held On Site: Approx. 5 Miles North West of Odessa, From 401 Exit 599 Take Cty. Rd. #6 North Approx. 3-1/2 Miles To Simmons Rd. West Approx. 2 Miles to 888 Simmons Rd. Brunswick Commander Model VGK 8’ Pool Table, Snooker Balls/Boston Balls/Pool Cues/ Rack Complete; Oak 7 Pce. Dinning Room Suite (Oval Extension Table, Windsor Style Rod Back Chairs, Large China Cabinet Buffet Combination); 2 - 5 Pce. Bedroom Suites; Chesterfield Suite; Matching Chair; Love Seat, Matching Chair; 3 Pce. Glass Top Iron Based Coffee/End Tables; Other Coffee/End Tables; Small China Cabinet; Upholstered /Wood Arm Chair; Desk/ Chair; Maple High Back Rocker; Sevearl Pr. Of Table Lamps; Hi-Fi Unit; Corner Shelf; Kelvinator White Matching Fridge/H.D. Stove; Maytag Stacking Apart. Size Washer/Dryer; Full Size Maytag Washer/Kelvinator Dryer; Kelvinator Apart. Size Freezer; Upright Woods Freezer; 2 Microwaves (White/Stainless); Floor Model Colour T.V.; Colour T.V. and Cabinet Unit; Brother Sewing Machine with Cabinet; 2 - 2 Drawer Filing Cabinets; Rug Shampooer; Vac. Cleaners; Note: Antique Trunk; Gene Autry Guitar/Case (needs repair); Quantity of Antique and Crystal/ Glass Dishes of All Types; Cooking Pots/Pans, Only a Partial List; Quantity of Christmas Decorations; Many More Household Items Not Listed; Swing Set; Pr. Snow Shoes; Double Sliding Door Show Cabinet; Powder Horn; Antique Flail; Lantern; Antique Corn Planter; Egg Crates; Other Collectibles; Licence Plates/PCV Plates; 2 Large Circular Saw Blades; Several Antique Doors/ Windows Etc.; Lawn Ornaments; Etc. TRUCK: 1994 Chev. 1500 Pick Up, 6 Cylinder, Auto, Radio, 275,000 KM. (One Owner) Sold As Is (Good Condition, Never Sat Outside, Driven Regularly)(Sold Approx. 12 Noon) New 10’ x 13’ Metal Shed (Must Be Assembled); Craftsman 15 H.P. OHV I/C Gold Riding Lawn Tractor, 42” 6 Speed/With Bagger; 20” Mastercraft/Mulcher Mower; Craftsman 5 H.P. Rear Tine Roto Tiller; Craftsman 5 H.P. Wheeled Weed Eater; Craftsman Lawn Sweeper with Extra Large Bagger; Lawn Dump Trailer; Murray 10 H.P. 29” Snow Blower; M.T.D. 8 H.P. Snowblower; Walk Behind Snowblower Cab; Simplicity 8 x 14 H.P. Chipper Shredder; Gas Powered Weed Eater; Lawn Spreader; Lawn/Garden Sprayers; Craftsman Super/Blower Vac; Hedge Trimmer; Lawn Hose/Reel; New Garden Gate; Approx. 1-1/2 Single Cord of Stove Wood; Approx. 3/4 Cord of Kindling Wood; Approx. 1 Full Cord of Mixed Firewood; Quantity of Rough Sawed Lumber; Several Sheets of Plywood; Air Compressor; 2 Shop Vacs; Step Ladder; Building Jack; Jack Post; 30 Ft. Alum Ext. Ladder; Forks/Shovels/Brush Snips, Sythe; Several Log Chains; Massey Harris 1948 “22” Tractor (In Original Cloths, has been on this farm since 1953);Approx. 25 - 80 Lb. Milkcans (Approx. 15 Extra Good); Wheel Barrel Type Scale; Approx. 80 Lb. Anvil; Forge; Antique Wall Drill Press; Cement Mixer; Farrowing Crate; Belt Driven Plate Grinder; Steel Stone Boat; 2 - Holmelite Chain Saws; H.D. Fence Stretchers; Approx. 30 Lb. Black Fence Wire; Several Steel Fence Posts; Part Roll Pagewire; Snow Fence; Cement Blocks; Cattle Dehorners; Live Animal Trap; 2 Wheel Hand Cart; Craftsman Radial Arm Saw; Craftsman 9: Band Saw; 6” Vise; Other Vises; Quantity of Bolts; Nails; Antique Collector Tools; Wrenches; and All Types of Power Tools, Only a Partial List, You Never Know What Will Be Found.

Ref.#: MK0189 Various small ads (from Bishop Gr.) Mr. & Mrs. Ruttan have lived and farmed here for approx. 59 Years; Raymond retired from farm©Arbor Memorial Services Inc., 2012 ing several years ago. Reason for sale - Farm Sold. Don’t miss this sale, something for everyone.

710 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. Kingston, Ontario

TERMS OF SALE: CASH, INTERAC OR CHEQUE WITH I.D. LUNCH: L & A 4H Beef Club

548-1134 FAX: (613) 548-7972

AUCTIONEER: DAVE A. SNIDER - (613) 386-3039 BRAD SNIDER - (613) 386-3773

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REAL ESTATE Plus Estate Auction Sale Antique Furniture. Collectibles. Good Glass. Gold, Sterling & Costume Jewellry. for the late Reta Shields at #852 Kitley Line Road 1, Smiths Falls, ON (from Smiths Falls travel 7 km southeast on Cty Rd 29 & turn left) on Sat., Oct 6/12 @ 10 am - Preview 9 am Property to be auctioned @ 11 am

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at the Kingston Korean Church (89 Kirkpatrick St.). Ken is the President and CEO of the American Theatre Organ Society ; world traveler; has 17 recordings to his name. Tickets cost $20 ($18 seniors, $5 students). Call Nancy 613-386-7295, or visit www.ktos.ca. Come along for a great evening of fun organ music! HELP WANTED

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Come join our team in providing exceptional care for our Residents! We are currently looking for a: Full Time Registered Nurse We Offer: • Competitive wages & benefits • Educational opportunities to enhance your skills & knowledge base • Supportive environment for reflective practice • Family atmosphere work environment • Free on-site parking • 12 hour shifts & flexible scheduling Requirements: • Available days, evenings, nights & weekends • Current registration with the College of Nurses in Ontario

Please forward resume to Sue Reynolds by: Fax: 613-384-9407 Email: suereynolds@gibsonfamilyhealthcare.com

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Mrs. Shields bought what she liked and had fun in the process. Collectors of elegant vintage, contemporary & costume jewellry, you will have a heyday. And don’t forget the whole new era in collecting 50’s, 60’s & 70’s memorabilia. There will be hours of selling brand new merchandise loaded with humor, whimsy & mystery. Bring a lawnchair & participate in the bidding to settle the estate. Terms on Chattels: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C Catering

Auctioneers & Qualified Appraisers JIM & TREVOR HANDS: THE VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Phone: (613) 267-6027 or (613) 267-1335 Fax: (613) 267-6931 www.jimhandsauction.com

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~ SS No. 5 Schoolhouse ~ Built in the 1870’s this cut-stone schoolhouse has taken an appealing leap ino the 20th century. Pleasing additions include an entrance porch, & an eat-in kitchen, laundry station, 4 pce bath & bedroom at rear. The large great room has 4 deep window sills capturing the countryside, as does the butler pantry & a 2nd bedroom. The use of heritage colours & fabrics would accent the details of this home.100 amp breaker. Main heat source is a Findlay’s Circulator No 20 woodstove & seldomused electric baseboard. Steel roof, newly painted. Detached single car garage/workshop. 3 outbuildings. On well & septic. Add to all of this, a quiet, rural, 1 acre (+/-) corner lot, just on the edge of Smiths Falls. Taxes $1100.00 (+/-). For private viewing, terms & conditions, please call our office at 613-2676027.

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AUCTION SALE ESTATE OF H.MYLES MORTON 664 REDNERSVILLE ROAD, COUNTY ROAD # 3, BELLEVILLE, ONT. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH AT 11:00 AM Turn WEST off Highway #62 immediately south of Belleville Bay Bridge at Rossmore to Rednersville Road and continue WEST for 1 mile. ARTWORK- Original Manly MacDonald 12” x 16” oil on board painting – View of Belleville, 2 original Manly MacDonald 9” x 7” oil on board paintings, Original 23” x 17” Philippa Faulkner water colour,2 oils by Cordin, Artwork by Montague,ANTIQUE FURNITURE, Flamed mahogany drop front butlers desk with marble top and bird’s eye maple interior and 3 lower drawers, burled walnut ladies drop front writing desk, Mason Risch walnut cased baby grand piano, Brunswick 5’ x 10’ slate bottom billiards table, Louis XV style burled finish side tables with gilt mounts, walnut corner china cabinet, walnut gentlemen’s writing desk, 2 tea caddys, walnut drop front secretary with upper glass doors and lower drawers, burled walnut bedside tables, walnut 4 poster pineapple single beds, formal mahogany chest of drawers, mahogany drop leaf sofa table, mahogany writing desk with inlay, mahogany games table, walnut trimmed settee, walnut side tables, Victorian walnut trimmed parlour chairs, Victorian slipper chairs, formal upholstered chesterfields, settees and side chairs, English oak Jacobean twist side tables, Gerhard upright piano and bench, walnut hall table, several pieces of white wicker sun room furniture including, sofas, settees, chairs, café table, chaise lounge, several pieces of formal cast iron patio furniture, ice cream parlour chairs, fruitwood cabinet, wall units, COLLECTIBLES- Rose Medallion china ,Royal Doulton figurine – Elizabeth, , Beswick figurines, miners lamp, Picton cell block lock, wooden shaft golf clubs, pewter pieces, brass gauges, Barwick wall clock, desk sets, Victorian lustres, area carpets, glass and china, fire place accessories, marble urns OUTDOOR- John Deere X304 riding lawn mower with rear bagger – needs repair; Poulan Pro snow blower, TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com

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AUCTION SALE 1936 Ford ½ ton Pickup. Vintage Buggy & Carriage. Antique Furniture. Collectibles. Good Glass. for Ernie & Joyce Pelletier from Perth take Hwy 511 & turn left onto Bathurst Conc. 6 to #430 on Sat., Sept. 22/12 @ 10 am 1936 Ford ½ ton pickup (restored, roadworthy, sold subject to a small reserve bid). Antique double-seat horse drawn buggy w/ wooden/rubber tired wheels, original leather canopy & cast steps (good condition). Single pleasure driving carriage. 2 insulated dog houses (like-new). Mastercraft acetylene torches & cart. Mastercraft welder. Stihl MS390 chainsaw (in case, like-new). Hand & power tools. Alum. ext. ladder. 2 farm gates. Western saddle. Tack (including quick-hitch harness). 2 Chiantel bells Fondeau/Saignelegier bells. Sleigh bells. Cow bell. Leg traps. Old tackle. Cream cans. Cross cut saw. Old windows & doors. S/s shotgun. New tractor seat. Tractor grill. Qty of dry, sawn 150 yr old pine boards. 2 face cord of dry firewood. Victorian button & tuffed settee. Raised panel grained ice box. Early slab door washstand w/ gallery. Fancy oak open washstand. Chippendale display cabinet w/ astragal-glazed doors (flamed birch). Whatnot. Victorian burl figured, mirrored armoire. Retro kitchen cabinet w/ glass doors & countertop. Vintage child’s roll top desk & chair. Child’s rocker. 2 country-style slat porch rockers. Small antique settle. Round pedestal table w/ leaves. Several sm. side tables. Gibbard 5 pce mahogany bowfront bedroom suite. Marble top deep well dresser. Vanity w/ mirror. Trunk. Spinning wheel. Wool winder. Wooden washtub stand & tub. Scrub board. Singer treadle sew machine base. 2 cement garden urns. Approx. 400 sq ft antique tin ceiling tiles. Antique longbox telephone. Butter box. Pepsi Cola push bar. Framed prints. Disneyania (glasses & toys). Darth Vader statue. Betty Boop plush doll. Applause teddy bear. Christmas decorations. Several 1940’s carved wooden immortals/figurines. Whirligig. Sad iron. Westclox table model radio. Vintage Robbins & Myers elec. table fan. Tin hanging light w/ swirl lustre shade. Goose neck & other table lamps. Metal sailing ship lamp. Iron bridge lamp. Lanterns. Coal oil lamps. Old sealers. Antique basin & jug. Meakin dinnerware setting for 8 + extras. Rosenthal Germany & other dinnerware sets. Bavarian Schumamn Arzberg cake stand. Teapot collection. Depression glass. Roseware. Fireking. Pearlware. Cut glass. Beauceware. Bean pots. Large qty of glass & kitchenware too numerous to mention..........

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The Pelletiers are embarking on a relocation. The nicely done pre-war Ford pickup has auction-block appeal. The horse drawn buggies are ready to drive, great for weddings. And their auction is filled with an eclectic mix of antique furnishings & collectibles. Bring a Lawnchair. Terms: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering

Auctioneers & Qualified Appraisers JIM & TREVOR HANDS: THE VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Phone: (613) 267-6027 or (613) 267-1335 Fax: (613) 267-6931 www.jimhandsauction.com

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Young cancer survivor leads Terry Fox Run at Landon Bay By LORRAINE PAYETTE Reporter

EMC News – With the release of a balloon load of wishes, Lansdowne headed into its fourth annual Terry Fox Run at the Landon Bay Centre on the Thousand Islands Parkway on Sunday, Sept. 16. Started by Lisa Marie Gow in 2009, the run gets more participants every year. And the Landon Bay Centre is more than happy to provide a starting point for such a worthy event. This year’s Terry’s Team member was McKenna Modler, a local resident and cancer survivor. At the age of 12, she has an inoperable brain tumour and has undergone 70 chemotherapy treatments, but it hasn’t stopped her from collecting more than $100,000 for

cancer research. A shining example of what can happen when you never give up, she finds herself a bit overwhelmed by all the publicity. Her current goal in life is to finish Grade 7 and head into Grade 8. And that looks like it should be easier than expected – her last report told her parents that her tumour has not only stopped growing, it’s started to shrink. “I feel great to be here,” she said. “It will be nice to just go for a walk for Terry Fox. I wasn’t expecting to be the team member for this year. I feel funny sometimes – I’d like to be here as just me. My fundraising is going pretty well. We’ve got a lot of donations, even after the fundraiser.” “McKenna’s having a hard time dealing with the

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stardom,” said Scott Modler, McKenna’s dad. “She likes it, but she’s not used to that and just wants to help, she doesn’t feel like she’s a hero or anything important. She’s just being herself – a child that’s trying to make a difference. “The other day we got an e-mail from another 12 year-old girl who cut her hair for cancer and she wants to donate money she collected to McKenna’s Dream, and I thought that was very touching for a child to do. In her last sentence she says she just wants to help, and I think it’s amazing when kids seem to have more compassion than so many adults do when it comes to helping people out. People when they get older seem to make life more complicated, while kids seem to simplify things and understand them better. “I wish I was more like McKenna. She’s outgrown us in some ways, and it’s nice to see. She’s raised over $100,000 now, she’s getting close to $110,000, and it’s still coming in. She’s just a kid who wants to get back to her normal life, play with her friends. The community has been overwhelming in their support of all this. “I haven’t seen people wound up about something like this in a long time. Last time I remember was when I was young and Terry Fox was running through. I remember him being on the news and in all the papers.

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Photo/Lorraine Payette Lisa Marie Gow, event organizer, chats with McKenna Modler, Terry’s Team member, before the start of the annual Terry Fox Run held at the Landon Bay Centre on September 16. As a child, it made you feel like you were part of something really, really big, you felt like the whole country was coming together on something and maybe it’s just because McKenna’s my daughter, but to me it feels like everywhere we go, people know her. She was at McDonald’s a couple of weeks ago and somebody recognized her and they all started clapping. It’s really

nice to see the community come together for a cause, to see them feel that they’re all part of something that’s so much bigger than themselves.” At 9 a.m., McKenna and her family stood at the head of the line of runners to release a collection of very special balloons into the air. Each one carried the name of a cancer victim, whether still with us as a survivor,

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someone undergoing treatment, or someone who has lost the battle. “It gets better every year,” said Gow. “We don’t know when it will happen, but we do know that as long as people keep caring, we will win the battle against cancer. Every donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference, and we thank the community for their terrific support.” Place your ad in EMC Classifieds

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Keeping one’s cool key when raising complaint Brian turner

EMC News - It’s not surprising that people are emotional about their cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans.  After all, automakers spend millions every year on advertising to show their products off as if they were catwalk models or exotic beasts or birds rather than mundane examples of personal transportation.  We’re led to believe that if we buy or lease the right auto, we’ll be magically whisked to Edenesque locales, our children will love and respect us, and we’ll get the perfect mate: all in the first drive around the block.  If you think these emotions subside after a few years of ownership of a set of wheels, you’d be dead wrong.  Just imagine a new and much more powerful set of emotions which can erupt when a driver is suddenly faced with an unexpected bill to repair something he or she believed should have lasted longer, or been much cheaper to fix. I’ve had the opportunity to see the best and worst of both consumers and retailers.  I’m happy and proud to say that the overwhelming majority

in an attempt to provide some guidance, here are a few words to the wise. When you’re faced with a concern regarding any issue at any retailer, try to keep your cool.  Raising your voice and blood pressure does nothing for the situation, not to mention your health.  It’s helpful in times like these to either deal with another person (preferably the dept. manager) or relax for a few minutes in a quiet area away from the traffic of a busy shop’s counter.  Good service consultants are very adept at diffusing anger and helping a customer understand the situation and by offering various options to minimize expense and inconvenience.  But even the best of them draw the line at personal verbal attacks.  When you direct negative comments of a personal nature, you’re almost certain to close the door on any resolution you may have been looking for.   When dealing with a manufacturer’s dealership, make sure your complaint gets all the way up to the top of the ownership chain before calling the automaker’s consumer hotline.  Like everyone else nothing gets a department manager or dealership owner’s back up than when someone goes over their head.  And involving a third party prematurely does

nothing to speed things up, so if you’re looking for a speedy resolution, try to keep things simple. Finally, sometimes we just get so involved in a problem that we can’t see the forest for the trees or separate our logical and emotional sides long enough to get things cleared up.  In rare cases like these, it may be best to get a family member or partner to represent you and remove yourself from the quagmire. If you’d like to combine two great passions (wine and classic cars) head over to Ottawa’s Vendemmia (Grape Harvest Festival) Show and Shine hosted by the Italian Car Club of Ottawa on Preston Street, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.  There will be a grape stomping competition and many other activities.  If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, emc@perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail.com listing ‘Question for the Car Counselor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 65 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1.  When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies). 

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of daily automotive interactions have been positive examples of what’s right with the auto industry but there have been a few examples of things gone terribly wrong.  I recently received a letter from a consumer with a major case of ‘buyer’s regret’ over a used vehicle with various mechanical and electrical concerns purchased from an area retailer.  In this missive, our used car owner referred to the store owner as almost everything but the kitchen sink and most of those terms can’t be used in polite society or on these pages.  I’ve always been a fan of the idea that before you put anything in writing in anger; wait a day before mailing it.  The speed and ease of email dispatching makes this very crucial. Once it’s in writing and out there, there’s precious little you can do to retract it and in some cases it can lead to legal claims of libel.  I’m very understanding about verbal comments delivered in anger at a service counter.  Today’s vehicles can be very complex and difficult to understand, even by automotive professionals. It’s no wonder consumers get frustrated and sometimes take their frustrations out on service consultants or managers.  Fortunately when most good service people take their jobs, they grow a very thick skin.  But

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Fizz is a two-year-old, male Domestic Shorthair/Mix. This cute guy has lots of personality and would perfer to be the only cat in his new home. He would make the perfect companion for any cat lover. Come visit him at the shelter today.

Sheba is an 11-month-old, female German Shepherd/ Mix. Sheba is a bundle of energy. She is a bit nervous meeting new people and hopes her new family will continue with her socializing. She’s very food motivated and eager to learn. Sheba would be a great fit for an adult home. Come visit her at the shelter today.

Maximus is a two-year-old, male New Zealand/Lopeared rabbit. Maximus is very affectionate, friendly and easy-going. He would make the perfect addition to any family. Come visit him at the shelter today.

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Consignment/Thrift shopping is an adventure! Not only will you save money and leave a smaller footprint but you will find many unique and fascinating items to get your creative juices flowing. Decorating on a budget is exciting and rewarding when you invest a little time and energy by visiting local ‘resale’ shops. Imagine your friend’s faces when you tell them that that gorgeous outfit you are wearing came from ‘this fabulous little boutique’ you found… at a fraction of the cost of new! Welcome to the Revolving Door

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Previously enjoyed furnishings, home décor, books, music, accessories, accents, clothing, jewelry and so much more. Your local consignment/ thrift shops are the perfect resource for the budget conscious, environmentally concerned, adventurous and for those seeking something different and unique.

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Treasures in every deparTmenT! Kids Clothing. Adult Clothing. Housewares. New Mattresses. Kitchen Supplies. And Much More! Visit us today to find the treasure you have been looking for!

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To get the most out of your ‘treasure hunting’ shop often and don’t be afraid to let the owner know what you are looking for. Most shop owners are very happy to call you when something comes in that you have expressed an interest in.

We have the greatest, affordable fashion for guys and gals. Quality vintage, retro, accessories, fabulous selection of jewellry, casual second hand clothing and lots more!

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MOVIE: Resident Evil Retribution STARRING: Milo Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Li Bingbing, Boris Kodjoe, and Pat Roberts Shawn Trew Paul W.S. DIRECTOR: Anderson RATING: 14A

My Take By mARK HAsKins

EMC Entertainment - I love the Resident Evil movies. They’re some of the slickest and coolest action/horror movies around, and Retribution is the slickest. Picking up where the last Resident Evil film left off, Alice (Milo Jovovich) is captured after the Umbrella Corporation’s assault ontUcKER the oil tanker. Alice By JoHn wakes up in an Umbrella facility where she can be interrogated by a brain controlled Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory).  Then in true Resident Evil fashion the lights go out, and Alice is mysteriously freed from her prison. Armed and dangerous, Alice starts to fight her way through the zombie hoards looking for a way out. Only she can’t do it alone. Enter Ada Wong (Li Bingbing) who comes to help Alice representing Alice’s new benefactor Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts). The fight on the surface goes badly, and Wesker needs Alice, but first he has to free her from the clutches of the Red Queen. Wesker has sent an extraction team, but the facility where Alice has been taken is deep under the ice in Russia. It was originally a testing facility for the bio-weap-

ons containing a number of environments that re-created New York, Moscow, Tokyo and more. Alice and Ada have to fight their way through undead monsters, clones of old friends, and the different environments to meet up with the extraction team. All of this is controlled by the Red Queen who’s bent on destroying the entire human race. Retribution may be the best Resident Evil yet. From the mind-blowing slow motion action scenes, to the twisted mind games and plot twists, Retribution is everything I’ve come to love about the Resident Evil franchise. It was all the zombie action I could hope for, and a riveting story to tie it all together. I’m not saying Retribution is going to clean up at the award shows this season, but for what it is (which is a wicked cool zombie killing experience) you can’t beat it. It’s a great cast, and it was even better to see Michelle Ro-

driguez, Oded Fehr, and Colin Salmon’s characters return as evil clones. Rodriguez is especially good as a villain. Sienna Guillory is outstanding as Jill Valentine, and I love Shawn Roberts as Wesker. Li Bingbing is the perfect choice to play Ada Wong and Boris Kodjoe kicks butt as Luther. Of course these movies have always been about Alice, and there is no one better to play everyone’s favourite zombie killing heroine than Milo Jovovitch. From the way she puts on her leather armour, to the way she flips into a bone crunching kick, to the way she runs for her life Milo Jovovitch is stunning. Without giving anything away Retribution ends just like all the other Resident Evil films which is to say, if they don’t make the sixth movie I’m going to be very upset. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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