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Who’s this guy? EMC Events – Sally Ann Wilson wasn’t too sure who the fat man in the red suit was but seemed quite prepared to go with the flow at the Arden Legion’s Kids Christmas Party Saturday.

EMC News – The public meeting for a proposed subdivision on Sands Road that is technically within the hamlet of Battersea drew a huge crowd to the regular South Frontenac Council meeting last week in Sydenham. And although four councillors and most of the residents voiced opposition to the proposed Ouellette Subdivision, chances are it will go through due to provincial government policy that seeks to encourage development within hamlet boundaries. Representing residents “concerned” about the development, Dan Salsbury presented Council with a 79name petition opposing the 16-lot subdivision, which’s most striking feature is a limestone ridge bisecting the property. The proposal, as it stands, includes a central road and a laneway running up and around the ridge to access six of the 16 lots, as well as two storm water ponds (most similar developments would require only one). “We are concerned with flooding given the steep slopes involved,” Salsbury said. “It’s also a natural springs area and wildlife habitat whose wet, rocky and steep terrain makes it difficult to fit 16 building lots in. “We suggest building from the inside out in Battersea as this property is too far from the hamlet and the increased population will likely require upgrading and straightening of Sands Road. “Also, the need for two storm ponds/basins suggests this not a good place for a subdivision.” “No disrespect, but all delegations have the same

concerns you do with subdivisions,” said Coun. Ron Vandewal. “But do I like this proposal, no I do not.” But Vandewal said opposition to the plan had four strikes against it. “Strike one is that the Ontario Municipal Board will tell you they want to encourage development in hamlets, even though this one is on the outer end of a very large hamlet boundary,” Vandewal said. “Strikes two, three and four are that none of the agencies (fire department, conservation authority, health unit) have a problem with it.” “I’m not in favour,” said Coun. Al McPhail. “The two run-off ponds are problematic and I think the lack of a connecting road to the hamlet is also a problem.” “It looks like they’re building in a swamp,” said Coun. Del Stowe. “I’m more concerned about the people that would be buying in there; we want houses, not house boats.” Speaking on behalf of the subdivision, Mike Keane said the plan has changed significantly from the original February 2012 proposal. “We increased the frontages, there are no lots smaller than two acres and the lane will protect the ridge, which is the main selling point here,” he said. “The property is already zoned for this use and yes, this property is unique but we’ve done all the necessary studies and we do have the paperwork, which we’re happy to discuss.” Planner Lindsay Mills said the main challenge has always been with finding building envelopes on the lots. “I’m still not convinced of the need for the lane and I haven’t prepared any zoning bylaw amendment,” he said.

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EMC News – At budget time every community regardless of size face similar decision- making processes. How much must be raised in taxes to fulfill the requirements, in this instance of Frontenac (Wolfe & Howe) Islands, municipal operating and capital budgets for the coming year and the needs of its 1,800 -1,900 permanent residents. Needs much the same as those of its largest neighbours, i.e.. roads-fire –police- ambulancetransportation –social services – garbage (landfill)- parksrecreation, etc, etc. Islanders are inclined to ask: “what do we get for our tax dollar other than ploughed roads and the landfill site… In conversation with Mayor Doyle he said budget talks began earlier this year, with a look at last year’s expenditures and departmental plans for 2013. “There is always a need to replace one or another of our aging fleet of fire and roads vehicles but now we must reserve money for these

purchases. Now each municipality must have an Asset Management Plan in place by 2013, and determine the life of each of its assets, whether that be equipment, roads or buildings. By 2014 we have to use the plan’s information to start reserving money, enough to buy a replacement at the end of the life of that asset.” Doyle, offering an example, said th at to replace “a snow plow/dump truck purchased this year for $175,000, estimated to last 10 years, a replacement truck price estimated at $200,000 in 2022, we would then have to set aside $20,000 a year to have the money to buy a vehicle at the end of it’s useful life.” This approach (long used in private business) is new to municipalities and will be closely monitored by the province to ensure a plan is in place, without which the township will not be awarded any Provincial grant money that might arise for infrastructure programs. The township did submit a successful application for funding available for outside assistance receiving ($21,990.18) to prepare/

complete the islands Asset Management Plan. “But Wolfe Island roads are the biggest, most difficult budget item,” Doyle said, adding “that independent ward discussions will be held to consider needs, wish lists and then meet to discuss, prioritize and determine just what we can afford.” He noted that the Wolfe Island winter dock road needs improvement, better organized parking on west side of the line up closer to the fence, shoulder surface treating, parking line painting, etc. south from the dock to Whitmarsh gate. ”Of course, we also need estimates of what it will cost to re-do the entire length of the road, and see what can be done to make it safer for bicycles. Further, he said, “we want to continue to surface treat gravel roads on WI that service a high number of tax payers, per kilometre of road, that needs to be paved. This is the cheapest option, but takes a lot of money up front to get it done. Some Municipalities have set targets on what percentage of roads will be surface treated at the end of each

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year.” Most high use roads on Howe Island are already hard surface treated, according to Doyle Another topic for budget discussion centered around what can be done with the Simcoe Island and Howe Foot Ferry docks because of the

Santa comes to Wolfe Island very low water levels, a subject that would not have come up if water levels had remained normal.. Ministry of Transportation engineers have already visited the sites. No plan is in place as yet although the feeling is the ramps need to be rebuilt at a lower angle and go out much further into the water

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was recently done on Howe Island.) And, finally, WI residents will have seen by now the notices posted locally that Council wants to further discuss cyclists safety primarily on the Wolfe Island’s winter dock road, at the Jan. 14th meeting on Wolfe Island . “Public con-

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NOTICE OF STUDY COMPLETION MUNICIPAL CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF ROCK LAKE BRIDGE The Township of South Frontenac is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental (EA) for the rehabilitation of the Rock Lake Bridge, located on Desert Lake Road, approximately 0.4 km east of Highway No. 38. If you are interested in receiving further information on this project, please provide written comments to the Township on the proposal within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice (November 22nd, 2012). If there are no requests received by December 24th, 2012, the project will proceed to design and construction as presented in the planning documentation. Please see our website for details.

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South Frontenac Township Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 on a proposal to stop up, close, and sell, part of a street which was laid out in Plan No. 77 (Harrowsmith) in 1886, but which was never developed as a street. Part of this ‘street’, along with some additional property, has been occupied by a private dwelling for many years (3947 Harrowsmith Church St.). For further information, contact Anne Levac ext. 2224

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NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSING South Frontenac Township Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 on a proposal to stop up, close, and sell, a small portion of road allowance at the west end of Sleeth Lane in lot 2, Concession 10, District of Storrington. There would continue to be a right-of-way for members of the public as an access route to Loughborough Lake. For further information, contact Anne Levac ext. 2224

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Township Administrative Offices will be closed from Monday, December 24th at 12:00 noon, reopening on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. To reach the Roads Department, please call (613) 376-3900. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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cerns have been raised regarding near misses of bicycles now that it gets dark so early, especially at the corners just south of the ferry line-up area. We would like public feed back and hope people will offer some some good, constructive ideas,” Mayor Doyle said. For your information: To be included on the agenda of the Jan 14th Council Meeting, and to speak, please advise the Wolfe Island Township Office by Jan. 8th and provide an outline of what you want to discuss. Around Town: *Families are eagerly waiting to welcome absent members home for Christmas. *The Community Centre Board hopes the weather settles so that winter skating can begin at the rink before Christmas. *Official Learn to Skate, Mixed Adult Recreational Hockey, Broomball all beginning of January 4th-6th8th. (wolfeisland.com). Call Lesley 385-1671 *The General Wolfe Hotel has closed for the season. Coming Events: *Nine Lessons and Carols Annual Ecumenical Christmas Service at Trinity Anglican Church Sunday, Dec. 23rd at 7pm. *Community Euchre Thus.7 pm WI United Church

and could be an another expensive budget item according to Mayor Doyle. Thus far, other high priority budget items discussed were some paving requirements in Marysville and the need for more boat launching ramps at the end of public roads, (one

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Down East Christmas gets creative juices flowing for Festival of Trees By Craig Bakay Reporter

EMC News – Villages Beautiful once again held its Festival of Trees last weekend at Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake, and the theme of A Down East Christmas brought new creativity to the popular event, organizers and volunteers said. “There are a lot more decorations outside,” said Del Brown. “There are a lot of very creative ideas and a lot of people are making their own things.” “I’m amazed at the ideas and the creativity of people to carry them through on the theme of down east,” said Doris Campsill. Organizer Barb England said they were “totally surprised” by the creative approaches entrants took. She also noted the noncompetitive displays this year. “The big lobster trap caught a lot of eyes and Elsie Asselstine of Parham even loaned us seven lighthouses from her collection,” she said.

The Festival is also becoming known for the variety of musical acts beginning on the Friday afternoon and continuing all day Saturday. This year’s winners were: Large Tree Christmas with Anne of Green Gables (Sharbot Lake Friday Night Ladies) Eat, Drink & Be Merry Down East Style (Township of Central Frontenac) Puffin Along to an East Coast Christmas (St. Lawrence College) Small Tree Grand Harbour Light House (The Treasure Trunk) Santas on the Half Shell (Frontenac Masonic Lodge) On an Eastern Note (North Frontenac Telephone Company) Gingerbread Creations Here Comes Santa Claws (Northern Connections Adult Learning Centre) Along the Boardwalk (Hillary Howes & Cadance Cumpson) The Cove (Katelyn & Josey Cadieux)

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Garbage on the table for South Frontenac budget debate By Craig Bakay Reporter

EMC News – As South Frontenac continued to wrestle with its 2013 budgets at the regular Council meeting last week in Sydenham, garbage fees were front and centre. In his report to Council, CAO/Clerk Wayne Orr said: “The flat rate sanitation charge that is currently in place was introduced in line with the decision to expand collection throughout the Township. “It is charged to residential and commercial properties that have buildings . . . while the fee was initially proposed as a user charge to recover collection costs, the amount ultimately set by Council shifted to a fixed amount and from there the value of the bag tags was set and the number of tags provided annually was calculated.” Orr said Council’s proposal to increase the rate

by $10 will no longer make sense in light of that rationale and recommended the sanitation charge be rolled into the tax rate calculation for all property classes, which would include vacant residential and commercial lots as well as new construction, parking lots, industrial, farmlands, and managed forests to pick up a share of the sanitation charge. “You will notice that this will require fewer operational savings will need to be found to reach Council’s objectives,” the report said. But that didn’t sit very well with Coun. Ron Vandewal. “I have 100 acres that generates nothing but taxes,” Vandewal said. “I can’t support a garbage charge too on lands that nobody’s living on.” “There’s no question that the garbage charge was intended as a user fee but it was arbitrarily set,” said Orr. “It’s basically another tax

on vacant land,” said Mayor Gary Davison. “Maybe they can sell their tags on Kijiji,” said Coun. Del Stowe. “I’d like to see the true cost of garbage,” said Coun. Al McPhail. “If it’s more than $100, then so be it.” “We’re going to have to make some fairly substantial decisions about services,” said Dep. Mayor John McDougall. “Is it fair to ask staff to do that?” “If we’re going to look at services, I definitely want to revisit all departments,” said Vandewal. Vandewal was also concerned about the overall increase in taxes, be it either 3.28 per cent or 2.98 per cent. “I know (Township) departments have said we’re not meeting the needs but 3 per cent every year is not sustainable,” he said. “It’s like my own house budget, if I can’t do it, I can’t do it.”

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Remembering the old room – a Last Waltz at Sharbot Lake High Craig Comment By Craig Bakay editorial@theheritageemc.ca

EMC Editorial – It’s kind of sad, but no matter what they build at the new K-12 school in Sharbot Lake, it just won’t be the same as the old ‘cafetorium.’ This isn’t to say that there won’t be a fine coffeehouse/theatre space in the new facility. In fact, the Township kicked in a few thousand to ensure that there would be such a space. But it just won’t be the same, that’s all. The ‘cafetorium’ (who the hell knows where that concept came from) in itself is nothing to write home about. It’s actually kind of a

homely room. But . . . there are few schools that can boast of such a facility. Who knows why some places just seem to take on a life of their own? Maybe it’s a function of the functions held there. The SLHS cafetorium has, like any high school auditorium, hosted its share of school and community gatherings, political meetings, fairs, and everything else that rooms like this were designed to host. And it’s also hosted more than its fair share of performances, theatrical and concert. And maybe those are the most significant influences that caused the room to assume a persona of its own. Precious few high school auditoriums benefit from being the de facto home of a local theatre group the way SLHS has from Frontenac Little Theatre. And precious few high

schools can claim as many coffee houses as this one can. In particular, it’s the music in that funky old room that I will remember. There have been some memorable music moments over the years (despite yours truly lowering the overall standard on one or two occasions). So, when I got a call and an invitation from Gary Giller to play the final concert scheduled for the old room (let’s just call it Sharbot Lake’s Last Waltz for now), I was pleased to accept. The concert/event is scheduled for the weekend after Victoria Day, Saturday, May 25 (2013) and promises to be an all-day/all-evening affair with concerts during the daylight and a dance to follow in the evening. Giller said a number of alumni musicians will be returning to pay tribute to the old room, including the Gir-

oux brothers, The Strat Cats and several others. Alumni Shawn Mccullough will be bringing along his band to play for the dance. I certainly hope somebody videos this thing. And on a somewhat related note, Giller said they’re also planning Thursday Music Nights at the Sharbot Lake Legion in the new year. The format is still being ironed out but Giller said essentially the idea is to have a house band, with various guest musicians performing a variety of styles. ••• On a sad note, condolences to Clara Clow and family on the passing of her husband, Art. Art just seemed to show up at everything, usually volunteering along with Clara. Nowhere was his tireless effort more evident than in the volunteer work he did at Fairmount Home. You’ll be missed my friend.

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Give yourself a gadget break EMC Editorial – We live in an era of amazing advances in technology. In the last 20 years cell phones, smartphones, iPods, and tablets have become a big part of our everyday lives. But how much is too much? It’s not uncommon to go to a restaurant and see a couple or a group of friends engrossed not in conversation, but in their individual technological worlds, eyes glued to their miniature screens. For many of us, this means less conversation and less genuine interaction with other people. But why do we need to check our devices every few minutes? According to CNN, scientists in one study found that smartphone users developed checking habits: “The checks typically lasted less than 30 seconds and were often done within 10 minutes of each other. On average, the study subjects checked their phones 34 times a day, not necessarily because they really needed to check them that many times, but because it had become a habit or compulsion.� Our online worlds are constantly changing. Facebook statuses, tweets, texts, pins, and even emails give us a constant flow of new information. We check our phones because we know there’s something new waiting there for us to see. Many people also have work cell phones and are expected to respond to messages and emails outside of regular business hours. What are the potential side effects of this behaviour? It may be too early to tell. Some studies suggest that the radiation from excessive cell phone use can have harmful effects on the brain, while others have found that using tablets and other devices right before bed can have a negative impact on our sleep. It will likely be a while before we know the breadth of the physical ramifications of our technology obsession, but the social effects are more obvious. We talk to each other less, we look down instead of out at the world, and we depend on our devices for instant gratification. It’s certainly not all bad. Times change and new technology has a tendency to grip people. Like all things, balance is key. We should be reminded to unplug once in a while, to focus on our relationships or nature or whatever else we’re ignoring when we’re glued to the screen. A game has emerged recently where people out at a bar or restaurant pile their cell phones in the middle of the table for the evening. The first person to check his or her phone has to pay the tab. It seems silly to have to engage in a game just to get a break from your phone, but old – or in this case relatively new – habits die hard. It’s important that we take a gadget break now and then.

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What’s Happening Regional Events and Happenings Over the Coming Weeks Kingston Book Launch: “Mamma Grog gets sick”. A children’s book by Gretchen Huntley to help children through the cancer journey of a parent, “Mamma Grog gets sick”, is supported and endorsed by Breast Cancer Action Kingston. Copies will be donated to those expressing a need. Light refreshments will be available. Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Calvin Park b r a n c h , 8 8 Wr i g h t C r e s . Children are most welcome. Contact: (613) 541-1265. Join us at Crossroads United Church on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:15 p.m. for a musical evening featuring the Frontenac Community Concert Band and Voices of Joy. Free admission. A freewill offering will be taken up with the proceeds going to Kingston Youth Arts Cooperative Group. Festive Flowers Wednesday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Light up the holiday season with these tips just in time to add finishing touches to your décor. Christine Mills will demonstrate. 56 Francis St.: 613.548.7810. Christmas Party Space. Book your Christmas Party in one of our licenced lounges at the historic RCHA, 193 Ontario St. Phone 613-5428152 after 3 p.m. for rates and details. 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. Yearly membership. For more info call 613-5487936 or 613-389-0968. GriefShare support group meets Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. at Bayridge Alliance Church (825 Gardiners Rd.), in the fireside room. Starting on Thursday, Oct. 11. Meets for 13 weeks. For anyone who has lost a loved one. For more information check out www.griefshare. org or contact Julia at jmkooy@gmail.com or 613386-5210.

Kingston Kings Town Trekkers Christmas Lights walk Sunday, Dec. 16 from the Kingston YMCA. Registration at 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Walk starts at 2 p.m. 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. KB Realty Brokerage and Cut Vinyl Graphics Holiday Food Drive (non-perishable foods only) in support of the Partners in Mission Food Bank. Drop off bin conveniently located at the KB Realty Brokerage office, 791 Montreal St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., MondayFriday until Dec. 18. 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. Sunday Dec. 23 – 9 a.m. Trombone Tribute Service & worship service at Princess Street United Church, 484 Albert St. at Princess. Special pre-service concert in honor of the late Bob Campbell. Musicians will also participate during the service which follows.All welcome. 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. starti n g S e p t . 1 3 a t We s t s i d e Fellowship Church (1021 Woodbine Rd). For more information: jmkooy@gmail. com or 613-384-7306. 39 Club of Kingston Dance Friday. Dec. 14. Music by Tim & Michael (Christmas Dinner & Dance ). 8-11:30 p.m. at Collins Bay Royal Canadian Legion 631, 4034 Bath Rd. Singles and Couples welcome. Dress Code in effect.

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offers a free clinic for family relationship issues at The Seniors Centre Dec.13 (2nd Thursday monthly). 56 Francis St: 613.548.7810.

Choir begins at 1 p.m. Advance tickets only. 56 Francis St: 613.548.7810.

@ 6:30 p.m. Same location. Mourning Coffee: The opportunity to join other bereaved individuals for casual coffeebreak chat. Thursday, Dec. 20 from 10-11 a.m. Same location.

Seniors Walk to the Beat Plus Stretch & Strength classes are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the Kingston’s west. Introducing beginers Line Dancing. Also offering seniors, affordable gentle pain free treatments for Arthritis and all related conditions. For location and additional info: call Dee [Deanna] 613-389-6540. Introduction to Line Dancing and Zumba moves for seniors Tuesday and Thursday mornings in Kingston’s west end. For location and additional info please call Dee at 613-389-6540 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. Five convenient locations in Kingston. First trial class is free! For location and information call Joanne 613-634-0130 ext. 414 or email joanne.irvine@ von.ca. 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. Rideau Trail Kingston Club. Hike Blue Moutain Sunday, Dec. 16. Enjoy this fairly challenging but short 9 km. hike to summit and return. Depart at 9 a.m. from the Canadian Tire Parking Lot at the Kingston Centre along Bath Rd. where car-pooling will be available. Details: 613-382-7189. Family Counselling Clinic. K3C Community Counselling

It’s fun, friendly and good exercise for both body and mind. Scottish Country dance lessons are offered Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Frontenac Public School on Cowdy Street in Kingston. Doors open at 7 p.m., warm-up at 7:15 p.m. and class runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Entrance at the back of the school. Join us and learn to dance to lively jigs, reels and slower elegant strathspeys. No partner needed, just soft soled shoes and a love of moving to music. For further information contact 613530-7415. Bluegrass weekly jam every Thursdays at 7 p m at Ben’s Pub, 105 Clergy St., Kingston. No cover charge. Everyone welcome, whether you play or come to listen. For info Sandra 613-5461509. The Farmers’ Market Association of Kingston is pleased to announce the Fall extension of the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market. The market will be running Sundays at the Kingston Memorial Centre at 303 York St., from 10AM to 2PM from Oct. 28 to Dec. 16. We will continue featuring the best local, farmfresh produce, meats, and other foods, as well as seasonal crafts, baked goods, and more! Come out to the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market’s fall season, where the farmers you meet grow the food you eat. Drum Circle. An open drum circle every Sunday at Ben’s Pub (105 Clergy Street) from 8 to 10 p.m. No experience necessary. Bring your drums, shakers, flutes, etc. We always have a few extra instruments on hand. Come play or just sit back and watch. All welcome. It’s free. Wheelchair accessible. Christmas Lunch Friday, Dec. 14, 12 noon. Enjoy a wonderful roast turkey lunch with all the trimmings. Entertainment by Martello School

KLC College Pharmacy Technician Program Group is holding a holiday fundraiser in support of the Partners in Mission Food Bank and the Salvation Army. We are asking for your donations of non-perishable food items and loose change to help our community. You can drop off your donations at the college located at 742 Arlington Park Place or call Angela @ 613217-3227 to arrange a pick up. The fundraiser runs from now until Dec. 18. The ‘Silver Wings’ welcomes ex-service members from all branches. Join us at the Wing 416, Kingston, for a fun lunch and social every third Sunday at 1 p.m. For more details and info please contact Molly at 613-389-6120. The Salvation Army in Kingston is seeking volunteer bell ringers for its Christmas Kettle Campaign which runs until Dec. 24. Individuals, families and groups including corporations, churches, service clubs and organizations are welcome to take part this Christmas season. Volunteering at a Christmas Kettle can mean as little as two hours and makes a lasting difference in your community. For more information or to sign up please call Darlene at 613-531-5918 or email christmaskettles@ kingstonsa.ca. Bereaved Families of Ontario - Kingston Region Christmas Ceremony: a special Holiday support and sharing evening for anyone who has lost a loved one to death. We welcome back Guest Speaker Patti Koeslag (trained Life Celebrant) to host this evening of remembrance. Refreshments will follow. Held on Tuesday, Dec. 18 @ 6:30 p.m., at Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Dr. (Upstairs in the Trillium Room – Please Park in the Left-Side Lot and Use the Right-Side Entrance). Baby Loss Night, a support evening for mothers who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or death of a baby up to age 1, Wednesday, Dec. 19

KSOA’s Window Art Gallery, Victoria at Princess, showcases the vibrant art of former Kingston resident Irene Mottadelli’s “Toronto has Wings” Dec. 5-16. Gallery hours: Wed. 10-4 p.m., Thurs. 10-8 p.m., and Sat./ Sun. 12-4 p.m. Kingston Horticultural Society meets at Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Ave. on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Agenda: Seasonal Decor Demonstration – Cliff Byrnes and Show Corner. Non-member admission fee. Contact Brenda at 613-3898895. Singles Only Club of Kingston. Meet us on Tuesday, D e c . 1 8 o r W e d n e s d a y, Dec.19 at St. George’s Cathedral for a Candlelight Christmas Concert. Tickets available at the Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St., by calling 613-530-2050, or online. Show starts at 7:30. Our Monthly Meeting takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Smitty’s Restaurant, 2376 Princess St. Dinner is at ‘6 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m. Join us at RAXX on Friday, Dec. 21 for the special steak dinner. We meet at the big round tables past the pool tables. All non members welcome. The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Dinner will provide a warm meal in a festive atmosphere to up to 400 people this year at the Rideau Heights Community Church on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event will provide a turkey dinner to the homeless, the hungry and anyone wanting to share a meal with their neighbours. The Salvation Army is still in need of potatoes, dinner rolls, vegetables and candy for the children is also appreciated. The dinner runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rideau Heights Community Church at 183 Weller Avenue in Kingston. Donations can be dropped off at this location.

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EMC Lifestyle - In my world, every dancer is part angel. It was no surprise to me when I learned that the angel roles for the upcoming live Nativity pageant in Gananoque will be played by, indeed, dancers from Dreams in Motion. You can enjoy the pageant at Gananoque’s Town Park in front of Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17. That’s a Monday night, so you won’t have weekend activities causing scheduling problems. Eight days before Christmas is an ideal time to enjoy this beautiful Christmas story. “It will be a reading of Luke,” said Debbie Donaldson, who founded Dreams in Motion almost 30 years ago. Father Sebastian Amato, pastor at St. John the Evangelist parish, will narrate the story. “While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave

birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’” Nativity pageants are recorded as early as medieval times. One of the best known pageants in history, which set the tone for future displays, took place Christmas Eve in 1223, when Francis of Assisi brought the Nativity to the people. At an outdoor Mass in Greccio, Italy, Francis arranged a manger with hay in a natural cave. He spoke about the Navitiy and the child of Bethlehem during the service. That public telling of the Nativity story grew into the modern traditions of having a crèche in the home and community re-enactments

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On Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.,  the Nativity story will be told in Town Park in front of Gananoque’s Town Hall. like the one in Gananoque. What is probably the best known Nativity pageant in modern times occurs in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” In Charles Schulz’s telling

of the story, the children of Charlie Brown’s world get caught up in the lights, tinsel and commercial aspects of the season. But it’s Charlie Brown who knows the true

meaning of Christmas. He passes his innocent wisdom on to those around him. Dreams in Motion, the Gananoque host of the pageant, is a performing and fine

arts centre that offers dance, drama, music, voice and art training for a diverse age range of two-and-a-half to adult. See Christmas page 11

What’s Happening Regional Events and Happenings Over the Coming Weeks Kingston The Napanee Chapter of the Business Men’s Fellowship in Canada will host a banquet on Dec. 14 at Selby Community Hall at 6:30 p..m. Guest speaker is Rev. David Mainse. Special music by Verna Bath and Jean Powell. Catering by Linda C.Bates. Men, ladies and youth are welcome. Reservations MUST be in by Dec. 11. For tickets call Andre @ 613377-6710, Rev.John Hilliard @ 613-352-5691, Garfield @ 613-354-9235. Kingston District Shrine Club Christmas Cake Sale operating now until Dec. 17 at the Frontenac Mall, East Entrance by Food Basics. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cakes can also be purchased at the Shrine Club, 3260 Princess St. at Collins Bay Road Monday to Saturday , 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call 613-384-9554 or 613-532-3012 for more information.

Frontenac Open Mic Night every Friday at the Storrington Centre

Frontenac Fire Hall in Sunbury, 7-10 p.m. Old and new 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 offi ces, 4419 George St., Sydenham. Rural Women’s Group provides a safe and welcoming place for rural women to get

Frontenac 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. Sunbury TOPS Chapter meet every Monday evening, weigh-in 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.

Frontenac in Sydenham. Fun, Low Impact fitness class, no mat work. Call Joanne at 613-634-0130 ext. 414 or email joanne.irvine@ von.ca. Bedford’s Bi-Weekly Open Mike and Jam Session, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 16 and 30 at Bedford Community Hall, 1381 Westport Rd. Featuring Bluegrass,Country, Gospel and more. Info, at 613-374-2614. Sunday, Dec. 16 - at 2 p.m. - Plevna/Ompah United Church hosts a Christmas musical afternoon with Bill and Murray White at the Plevna site - 1027 Lookout Hill Road, Plevna and all are welcome. Free-will offering. Info 613-479-2979. Dec. 14 “Theme” youth dance at the Golden Links Hall, Harrowsmith. $25.00 gift card for the best Christmas decorated outfit. Runs 7 to 10 p.m., for ages 9 to 15. Call Sharon 613-372-1274 or Wayne 613-358-2533.

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A Walk To The First Christmas at Verona Free Methodist Church. Walk through the first Christmas with Mary and Joseph and the Wisemen and eat a first century meal in Herod’s th r o n e r o o m . T h i s i s a truly unique event and the only one of its kind in the Kingston area. It will be an educational experience for the whole family. Tour start times: Friday, Dec. 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, 6 - 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16, 6 - 7 p.m. Tours starts every 10 minutes. There are six tours each night, so come between these times. Each group can be 6 - 10 people per group. Each tour takes 60 min - 70min.

United Church (10223 Hwy 509) at 10 a.m. and Plevna United (1027 Lookout Hill Road) at 1 p.m. followed by a country musical afternoon at 2 p.m. with Bill and Murray White. In the spring another gathering will be held when there are more summer congregants. Info: Rev. Jean Brown 613-3362516.

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“We do a lot of performances,� said Donaldson. “Especially musicals, drama, murder mysteries. We do a dance performance at the end of the year. It’s not a recital per se. We base the show on a story.� She said the idea of a Nativity pageant arose about three years ago when a local person approached her about doing something about the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a short performance that involves a lot of people. In addition to about 15 actors, there are the angel dancers and a choir. The whole thing is held in Town Park along Gananoque’s main street. “We ask all the churches and local choirs if they’d like to be part of it,� said Donaldson. “During the reading, actors move and act the story. The choral singing comes

in.� She said it’s important to host such events to help build community. “It brings the Gananoque community together to be a part of the real reason for Christmas,� said Donaldson. “There’s no fee. People can get away from the commercial side of things for a little bit. In those few minutes, hopefully we’ll touch one person. That’s my goal.� Donaldson explained that the dancers from Dreams in Motion will perform liturgically appropriate dance. She added that the arts are vitally important for children. “I watch kids believe in themselves and I see how it affects how they grow as a person,� she said. “Some go on to bigger theatre companies. Others do speeches at school and they’re not scared to get up in front of an audience. One girl went into architecture. She got in touch

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But the Nativity pageant isn’t a fundraiser. It’s an offering to the town. No fee. No strings attached. Just come and be part of the community. More information: Gananoque’s Town Hall is at 30 King Street East. Take Highway 2 from Kingston and follow it into Gananoque. After you cross the bridge over the Gananoque River, you’ll see Town Park and Gananoque Town Hall on your left. For more information about Dreams In Motion: www.dreamsinmotion.ca; phone 613-382-6700.

with me to tell me that she never realized how much dance is like architecture.� After the Christmasthemed show is over, you can enjoy apple cider and cookies at this family-friendly event in the park. If you would like to support the arts with your own Christmas offering, Dreams in Motion is a registered charity. I’m sure they’d like all the financial support you care to give. “We’re finding more and more kids not being able to be a part of the arts,� said Donaldson. “In these economic times, some parents are backing off the extra cost of having a child in lessons.� She said places like Dreams In Motion, where so many arts and cultural components area all under one roof, are rare. “There’s no one like us that offers everything under one roof.�

On Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., the Nativity story will be told in Town Park in front of Gananoque’s Town Hall. This image of a Nativity scene is shown in a stained glass window in Kingston’s St. Mary’s Cathedral.

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Zoning bylaw changes EORN broadband network clarify certain wordings completed ahead of says planner schedule By Craig Bakay Reporter

EMC News – “Anything that’s there now can stay forever,” South Frontenac Planner Lindsay Mills told a public meeting concerned over proposed changes to the Township’s Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw at Council’s regular meeting last week in Sydenham. Mills said the changes are mostly housekeeping items and mostly technical in nature. “The changes to the text of the bylaw are mostly to make two major corrections,” he said. “First, there is a provision to apply zoning to all lakes and waterbodies to prohibit floating boathouses and permanent boathouses on the lakes and (second) to correct the wording in Recreational Resort Commercial zones to no longer permit existing

structures located within the 30-metre setback to be reconstructed at a larger scale or closer to the water.” He said some of the minor additions include distinguishing docks (permitted) from waterfront decks (not permitted), a new definition of the high-water mark, excluding ponds from the definition of a water body, only allowing people to move in after an occupancy permit is issued and only allowing a five-per-cent lot coverage on waterfront lots located within hamlet boundaries (instead of the previous 30 per cent). He said there were also changes to what is permissible for a “sleeping cabin” on cottage properties. “It’s now 300 square feet maximum,” he said. “People were putting in full two-storey buildings with basements.” Mills said that given the 75 lakes in the Township, the

changes were necessary. Several members of the public as well as one councillor were concerned over rebuilding rules. “You can rebuild but you can’t make it any bigger or closer to the water,” Mills said. “But it can only be replaced if it’s been destroyed (or partially destroyed) by fire, lightning, or other act of God,” said Coun. Del Stowe. “That’s correct,” replied Mills. “So, we’re back to still having to replace one wall at a time to upgrade or remodel,” Stowe said, obviously disgusted. Mills said the environmental protection zone around waterbodies now officially allows docks (within proscribed limits) but also specifically prohibits floating boathouses.”

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EMC News – Frontenac County has announced the completion of the 5,500-kilometre fibre optic network across Eastern Ontario that will expand broadband internet access to an estimated one million rural residents and businesses across the region. The announcement comes four months ahead of the scheduled completion date. “In today’s modern age, high-speed internet access is no longer a luxury,” said Minister of State (Transport) Steven Fletcher. “Canadians across the country rely on internet access every day to support their families and their businesses. “We will continue to invest in projects like this one that create good jobs, encourage business develop-

ment and support economic growth in Eastern Ontario.” “Frontenac County recognized the value of broadband to our community’s growth and quality of life,” said Warden Janet Gutowski. “We have supported the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) and are looking forward to the benefits that improved highspeed internet will provide to our residents and businesses.” The network, built by Bell Aliant and Bell, involved laying 520 kilometres of new fibre optic cable to connect 5,000 kilometres of existing lines, as well as building 160 new access points for high-speed services across the region. Local internet service providers can purchase bandwidth from the access hubs in order to deliver improved high-speed access.

To build the project, the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus created EORN, Ontario’s largest rural broadband project. The $170-million project was supported through investment from federal, provincial and local governments, along with private sector contributions. “Providing broadband access to residents, businesses and First Nations communities is one of the keys to unlocking the enormous economic potential of our region,” said EOWC Chair Mel Campbell. “This network is essential to our prosperity.”

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Finding that perfect Christmas tree ended up badly for Emerson and Everett By Mary Cook

EMC Lifestyle - Mother said if we didn’t quiet down, we could all stay in the house and do chores! We had known since the night before, a Friday, that the next day we would be going into the bush to get our Christmas tree. It was one of the most exciting times during the Christmas holidays. That meant my sister Audrey and I would do a quick stab at tidying the house, and the three brothers could leave cleaning out the cow byre until Sunday! Emerson was in an especially happy mood. He hated shovelling out manure, and even putting it off for one

to dress as if we were going off to the North Pole. On that day we all wore extra wool socks, pulled up to our knees, and at least two pairs of mitts, and of course, our hats with the ear lugs on them. The horses were up to their bellies in the deep snow, as we went over the West Hill, across fields and deep into the bush. This was where the best spruce trees were. Emerson had staked out the tree he thought would be just perfect. I worried the horses wouldn’t make it, as they sunk up to their bellies in the deep snow. “Just past that big cluster over there,” Emerson said, pointing in the general direction of a clump of spruce trees, towering towards the sky. And there it was. I thought it was just perfect. Tall, with full branches sweeping the snow at the bottom, and it looked like it would reach to the

ceiling in our kitchen, where it would spend its days until after New Years. And that’s when the trouble began. Everett said since he was the oldest, he would be wielding the axe. Emerson said he saw the tree first and chopping it down was his job. Everett had a hold of the head of the axe, and Emerson had a firm grip on the handle. It was like a tug-o-war back there in the bush. Father leaned against the one post at the front of the sleigh and lit his pipe. Audrey and I sat on the edge with our legs hanging down and our feet in the snow. Everett finally wrestled the axe away from Emerson and he flung it towards the tree. Emerson took a swing at Everett and the two of them went down rolling off the sleigh. Now, Father was a patient man, but I could see he wasn’t going to put up with

this nonsense much longer. “I’ll tell you what will settle this,” he said, taking a deep drag on his pipe. “The two of you can head back to the barns, and since you have so much energy, you can clean out the cow byre. You should be finished by the time we get back.” Once Father made up his mind, there wasn’t much that could change it. “Now, git. The two of you.” Not another word was needed. And the two of them headed back out of the bush, clomping through snow almost up to their waists. And a deep sadness came over me, and I could feel the tears coming. This was supposed to be such a happy time...a family time. It was always wonderful... the day we got the tree and went home to steaming cups of hot chocolate, and a piece of Mother’s rich Christmas cake. And now everything was changed. And I felt

such sadness for Emerson and Everett. When they had almost reached the edge of the bush, and were well out of earshot, Father again lit his pipe, and tilting his head back, blowing the smoke high into the air, he said. “Don’t worry, we won’t cut down the tree today. We’ll come back after church tomorrow. Those two will be cooled off by then.” Father waited until he was sure Emerson and Everett would be almost back to the barn yard. And then he turned the team around. I took one last look at the big spruce tree that would soon be in our kitchen, the one my brother had picked out long before. I wiped the tears off my face with my mitt. Knowing that we would be coming back, all of us as a family, to take that special tree home, once again made everything right in my world.

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day was a bonus in his eyes. We were sitting around the breakfast table, and Father, who had no patience with frivolity at breakfast time, threatened to cancel the whole deal if Emerson and Everett didn’t stop their silliness. It was always a wonderful day of fun when we went back in the bush for the Christmas tree. The brothers were kicking each other under the table, and stabbing each other with their elbows, and laughing as if they had seen something hilarious. To put an end to the nonsense, and even before Everett was even finished with his porridge Father ordered him to the barn to hitch up the team and bring the flat-bottomed sleigh around to the house. That ended the carry on at the table. And it gave the rest of us time to get into our winter clothes. To go back in the bush on a bitterly cold winter’s day, meant we had

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EMC Lifestyle - Christmas is a time when many of us attempt to leave behind rampant crass commercialism. For me, growing up as an Irish Catholic kid, Christmas brought many fond festivities and rituals. Many of these celebrations and rituals affect us deeply because they tap some deep atavistic source. They meet a human need. Shopping and overspending are not human needs. We are social creatures. Christmas offers a time to celebrate with family and friends. One of the things to which I’ve always looked forward is the watching of Christmas movies. The best of these are based on superb storytelling. Most people know the classics like It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. There are more recent gems like Christmas Vacation (questionable for children), Love Actually (NOT appro-

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Photo/Mark Bergin Some of the best Christmas movies, like these, don’t often show up in popular recommended lists. There have been many remakes. Stick to the original classics (aside from the Muppet Christmas Carol). The Snowman is an artistic masterpiece, both visually and musically. Christmas in Connecticut is a banter-filled comedy that’s one of the funniest and best of the classic movies from the 1940s. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, about a down-and-out family in New York, features superb acting and a gritty, yet hopeful, story about life amidst poverty. Peggy Ann Garner, who plays young Francie Nolan, and James Dunn, who played her father, won Academy Awards for their performances.

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priate for children) and Polar Express. I’m surprised when I learn that some of my favourites are not well known. One such winter movie is The Snowman, a 1982 Academy Award-nominated 26-minute pencil-drawn film. I keep running into people who have never seen it. The Snowman features gorgeous animation. It doesn’t pretend to be lifelike. A boy builds a snowman that comes to life. They go on an overnight adventure. After the few seconds of introduction by author Peter Briggs, no words are spoken, except for the lyrics to Walking in the Air. It’s masterful visual storytelling. The Snowman is bittersweet: like all snowmen, he melts, leaving the young boy without his friend. What takes this film to a masterful level is the soundtrack, especially the song sung by a boy soprano, Peter Auty. This film is a must-see-and-hear. There is a remake of the film with David Bowie narrating the introduction. No offence to Bowie, but stick to the one with Peter Briggs. Some of the best Christmas films are classics from the 1940s. One of my favorites is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), based on the book by Betty Smith. It’s not a Christmas-themed movie, but Christmas plays a role.

The School Naming Sub-Committee of the Sharbot Lake Family of Schools Integration Committee would like to thank the community and the schools for the more than 130 suggestions, as well as other input, received for the name of the new K-Grade 12 school under construction in Sharbot Lake. The 15-member naming sub-committee, after much deliberation and consideration of many factors, has now narrowed the list to the following options. The naming sub-committee again invites input from interested community members and schools to assist the integration committee and the Board of Trustees in the final deliberations to choose the school’s name. While the selection process will not be based on a vote, the committee would like to be able to report which options drew broadest support. From the many suggestions, by far the most common thread was the wish to convey the beauty of the natural geography unique to the area and that concept is apparent in the options selected. 1. Granite Ridge District School or Granite Ridge School Granite is the predominant rock formation in the area and the school will be situated at the base of a ridge. Conveys strength and beauty. 2. Lakeview District School Incorporates the word “lake” which is most predominant geographical feature in the area. Upon entering the village, and at the top of the hill overlooking the school, one can admire the beautiful view of the lake. This was a name suggested by many individuals independently. 3. Lakeside District School or Lakeside Education Centre Incorporates the word “lake” which is most predominant geographical feature in the area. Proximity to Sharbot Lake. 4. Waterstone District School “Spectacular lakes and waterways, and stunning granite outcroppings” is the descriptor provided by the individual who offered this suggestion. 5. Sharbot Lake District School or Sharbot Lake Education Centre Continuity of generations of students and staff at SLHS since 1948; preserves historical origin of Sharbot Lake founder, Frances Sharbot. School located in Sharbot Lake. Name submitted by many individuals independently. 6. Hillcrest District School Upon entering Sharbot Lake, one is at the crest of the hill overlooking both the school and the village. The naming sub-committee will then present its options and findings to the integration committee by around mid-January, which in turn will forward its recommendations to the Limestone District School Board of Trustees for final decision. Thank you for joining in the process to select a name for the new school. Please select the one option you prefer. Submit your name and selection to: Madeliene Tarasick Chair, School- Naming Sub-Committee Email: tarasick@frontenac.net Mail: 2130 Wagarville Rd., Parham, ON K0H 2K0 In person: At one of the Sharbot Lake area schools Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 15, 2012.

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EMC Lifestyle - One of the early signs of Christmas in our house is the arrival of Christmas cards. We received our first this year on Nov. 26. The winner of the 2012 “race” to see whose card would arrive first at the Maguire home was won by a certain, well known area politician. I won’t name him because he already gets enough publicity. We appreciate the gesture just the same and you have secured our votes the next time. Yes, the Christmas card definitely helps! Normally it is our good friend Isobel McEwan who lives in Comrie, Scotland that is first to our mailbox with a Christmas card. But as many of you will recall from my previous column Comrie and other areas of the United Kingdom has been experiencing unprecedented rainfall this year. That led to two serious floods in Comrie less than three months apart, the most recent occurring on Monday, Nov. 19. Isobel was one of the victims although thankfully the damage to her house was minor compared to many of her neighbours. Some unfortunate Comrie

folk will have to live elsewhere for up to six months while extensive property damage is dealt with. Needless to say Isobel has had more important things on her mind than Christmas cards. Last week she e-mailed asking for another friend’s mailing address which she had misplaced. So I’m sure her cards are now safely in the hands of the Royal Mail! On Nov. 27 I sat down to write cards for our family and friends overseas. To be safe, they need to be in the mail by the first week of December so we managed to beat that deadline this time around. Some years – including 2011 – there is a panic to get Christmas cards ready in time for mailing. That takes the fun out of the exercise and this time around I was having none of that. I decided to schedule a day to write the overseas cards. It is a lengthy process because I include a personal message with each card. That’s a Christmas tradition we started years ago and by all accounts it is very much appreciated by the recipients. We enjoy receiving cards at Christmas and as our circle of friends has expanded the numbers have gone up. My wife Kathleen tries to display

as many cards as she can around the house. Cards from family and close friends receive priority of course. So when the overflow occurs in the days immediately before the holidays she now uses a little Christmas mailbox to accommodate the rest. Interestingly that mailbox is one of the first things visitors to our house comment on during the Christmas season. Some people take the cards out and flip through them to see whose mailing lists we are on. Evidently we aren’t the only ones who enjoy Christmas cards. You may have noticed that I am using the word ‘Christmas’ frequently. That’s on purpose. To each his/her own. But when it comes to Christmas I have no intention of bowing to political correctness! Personal touch I know it is a brave new world. Computers, cellular telephones and handheld electronic devices of all sorts are the modern way to communicate. Email and text messages are easy to send and there are all kinds of on-line options available if you want to send greeting cards to family and friends on special occasions. I will admit to having done that in a pinch. But only relative to birthdays,

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anniversaries or other special occasions. We draw a line when it comes to Christmas. Cards sent through the post are such a personal touch. Sure it is “snail mail” but to be honest I would rather receive a late card in the mail rather than an early electronic message. I don’t text anyway (I’ve drawn a line there too) so if you want to reach us you have to use the post office, the telephone or our e-mail address. To me there is something very special about sending and receiving cards at Christmas. We love getting them and we enjoy sending them. It’s a tradition we intend to keep. For those who follow the Christmas card program but are caught up in the daily rat race that has enveloped so many today, I highly recommend the approach I took recently. Schedule some time to write out your cards. If you only have the weekend to work with that is still the best approach. This time of year weekends tend to be far busier. The day I sat down to write cards was a quiet one for me and it worked out really well. I sat at the dining room table, a stack of Christmas cards on one side, our address book on

the other. I turned on the stereo. Higher than usual because Kathy, who hates loud music, was at work. Vinyl is back and I spun Buddy Holly’s 20 Greatest Hits. Not terribly Christmassy, but some wonderful tunes. Besides, my doctor tells me rock music is soothing. Three hours and three cups of tea later I had accomplished what I set out to do. And under no pressure whatsoever so I enjoyed the experience immensely. Isobel’s was first off the assembly line, in deference to her usual habit of sending Christmas cards early. As I wrote out the cards I could see, in my mind’s eye, the reaction of the people I was writing to. For instance, our friends Jim and Mary Lawrence in Doncaster, England. We met them on a coach tour in Ireland in 2001. Or my cousin Debra Hardy in Shropshire, England. Deb enjoys receiving post cards from wherever our travels take us. But she particularly loves Christmas cards! We send four cards to the Ireton family in West Yorkshire, England. One to our good friends Martin and Wendy in South Kirkby and one to each of their

three daughters and their families. We treasure their cards every December and we know they look forward to receiving ours. There is something really special about receiving a Christmas card, especially when the sender has taken the time to include a note about the latest happenings in their life. I’ll take snail mail any day thank you, especially at Christmas! The good news is that judging by the number of Christmas cards available in stores in Canada, the United States and the UK (we sometimes buy cards over there) a lot of other people are still buying and sending cards at this wonderful time of the year. It appears our tradition is safe, at least for the immediate future! To all of our family and friends, keep sending those cards and letters at Christmas. You have no idea how much we appreciate them. Yes, even the ones from the politicians! If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by e-mail at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers.com

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each is the otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pen-pal sweetheart. As snow falls on Christmas Eve, Alfred (Stewart) confesses to Klara (Sullavan) that he is her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dear Friend.â&#x20AC;? This story has been told in several remakes, including Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Got Mail (1998). Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no Christmas touch to the most recent version. Christmas in Connecticut (1945) is a romantic comedy set during the late Second World War. Barbara Stanwyck plays Elizabeth Lane, a magazine columnist who lives in a small New York City apartment. The problem is, the readers of Smart Housekeeping think she is married, has a child, and lives in a rural Connecticut

home. She offers recipes for perfect cooking, lifestyle and family. But this role model canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cook, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a house or family and knows nothing about rural life. Her publisher, who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about the façade, decides it would be a great story if an injured war hero could spend Christmas with Laneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family. To make matters worse, the publisher, a lonely man, invites himself along. The banter in this story is as good as it gets. This is a fun movie, with lots of hilarious twists and turns. A Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wife (1947) is about an Episcopalian bishop who is trying to raise funds to build a new cathe-

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residence in the home. The first turn in the story comes when Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rebellious daughter, Trudy, shows up. Trudy pretends that she is also trespassing. She falls in love with one of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illegal residents and persuades her business-obsessed father to come home to meet him. But Trudy, not wanting to be valued for her money, insists her father pose as a hobo. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fun film with lots of good messages about family, integrity and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important in life. There are remakes of many of these movies. Most of them are disasters. One last movie Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to mention is one that, for any number of reasons, should

not work, but it does: The Muppet Christmas Carol. Michael Caine, in a world of puppets, pulls it off as one of the best actors to ever play Scrooge. In this joyous time, remember there are those who are suffering and alone. Include others in your family or circle of friends. Remember the quiet ones. The ones in pain. Remember the military members of our Canadian family who are serving in other lands. Use the kind teacher in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn as a model. With kindness and words, she gave Francie Nolan hope. For those with positive feelings at this time of year, share them with others.

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The recipe of kitchen design By Merola Tahamtan merolatahamtandesigns@live.ca

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EMC Lifestyle - A turkey roasting in the oven, freshly baked cookies and the social gathering point of a party— these all remind us of one of our favourite places in our home, the kitchen. With the holidays right around the corner, it is sure to get some good use. The kitchen is more than just another room in our home; it plays many roles. Therefore, our kitchen deserves attention and here are some points on how to pull everything together and make your kitchen sizzle.

placing the sink, refrigerator, and stove at points of a triangle allows the most efficient work area. Secondly: choosing your fixtures. Fixtures and fittings are chosen on their appeal as well as their function. When trying to put your kitchen together, decide on your décor inspiration. What theme are you trying to create? Is it modern or French Provence or Tuscan? With this in mind, choose fixtures that illustrate this. Fixtures come in a variety of different styles which allow you to find the best one for your style. Try going to antique stores or flea markets to find unusual or antique pieces for an original look. From flooring to fixtures to countertops, each piece should be specifically chosen to enhance the rest and all combine to fit into the grand scheme of things. Storage is a must in a well-

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this and have come up with handy solutions. The cooking sink: you can use it as a pasta pot, vegetable steamer or double boiler. After you can easily drain the water, with no mess. Chrome is still popular, but alternative finishes such as burnished copper and bronze, as well as brushed metals like nickel and stainless chrome are very popular as well. These finishes carry through into appliances. Appliances are starting to get away from the commercial look back into a more relaxed look. Having recently gone shopping for a new wall oven for my own kitchen, it seems everything is in the stainless steel finish. I wasn’t surprised to have to order my white wall oven to fit in with my all-white kitchen. I like the look of stainless steel, but I still prefer the white or black appliances. I think some of them look striking in the right kitchen design. The latest appliances are becoming quite smart and energy efficient. Give your kitchen some thought when deciding what will fit in with your lifestyle. Most of us spend a lot of time in our kitchens, so they need to work with us. Kitchens are no longer backstage but have emerged to centre stage and are now part of adjoining rooms so they deserve attention. Merola Tahamtan is an Interior Stylist in Home & Business Design, Home Staging, Painting, and Window Draperies. 613-561-0244 merolatahamtandesigns@live.ca

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The first step in kitchen design is planning the space. You need to decide where everything should go. A kitchen usually has four separate working areas: the cooking zone, the washing zone, food storage area, and multi-functional area. The cooking zone includes the microwave, stovetop and oven, as well as cupboards containing cookware, bakeware, spices, and utensils. The washing area includes the sink, dishwasher and cupboard space containing dishes. The food storage area houses the refrigerator and storage cupboards for dry food. While the multi-functional area is designed usually as an island and can function as a storage area, it can also serve as a workspace for cooking and baking or a place for kids to do homework or read the daily paper. In planning a good kitchen,


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Ways pets could improve personal health els of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress, is lowered while their level of serotonin, a hormone associated with improved mood and well-being, is increased. * Lower cholesterol: Lifestyle factors associated with pet ownership, particularly a focus on increased physical health and activity, can help lower cholesterol levels. Also, having a pet works to reduce stress, which may keep individuals from looking to fatty foods as sources of alleviating anxiety. * Fight depression: Many therapists have prescribed pet therapy as a method to alleviating and recovering from depression. A pet is an unconditional friend and can provide that listening ear a person needs to talk through problems. Also, walking and taking care of a pet devotes attention away from problems and inward thinking. * Improve physical activity levels: Heading to the gym is one way to get a workout, but spending an hour walking the dog or tossing around a ball for a game of chase and fetch is another way to get the heart pumping. Many dog owners benefit from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;forcedâ&#x20AC;?exercise that goes with daily walks. Some people choose to exercise with their pets, enjoying the companionship and the physical activity. *Reduce stroke incidences: There has been evidence that cat owners are less likely to suffer strokes than people who do not have cats. Researchers are not sure of the connection, but surmise that cats have a more calming nature than other types of pets. * Greater opportunities for socialization: Humans are social animals and need to interact

with others. Pet owners have a tendency to want to share time and experiences with other pet owners. Pets can provide opportunities for people to get together. * ADHD therapy: Children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often benefit from working with a pet or having a pet as a family companion. Playing with a pet is a great way to release excess energy and focus on tasks. Also, a pet with his or her unconditional love can help someone with ADHD overcome selfesteem issues. Similar results are possible when pets are used as therapy animals for children with autism and other behavioral disabilities. * Reduce propensity for allergies: Children who grow up in homes with cats and dogs are less likely to develop common allergies and even asthma, research suggests. In fact, children who live around two or more dogs or cats before their first birthday are less likely to have allergies of any sort, according to a study published in The Journal of the

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American Medical Association. Research presented at the 10th International Conference on Human Animal Interaction found pet owners were the least likely to have to visit the doctor. The survey of more than 11,000 respondents from Australia, China and Germany found that over a five-year period pet owners made 15 to 20 percent fewer annual visits to the doctor than non-pet owners. The companionship and love pets provide could be a key benefit in promoting good personal health.

Naomi is a one-year-old, female Shepherd/Boxer mix who loves attention. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little shy and would be best suited for a home with children over the age of 12. She would prefer to be the only dog in the home and would love to go hiking, camping and just snoozing on the couch with her adoptive family. Come pay her a visit at the shelter today.

Extra is a three-year-old, male Domestic Shorthair Mix. He had gorgeous bright green eyes, and some extra toes. Extra talks to get your attention and loves scratches around the ears and chin. He will purr loudly in thanks for all the attention that you give him. Come take a look at this lovable boy today.

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Gryphon is a two-year-old, male German Shepherd mix. This large and sturdy boy somtimes mistakes himself for a cuddly lap dog. He would be best suited for a home with no children. He can be uncomfortable in new situations and needs an owner who will confort him through his fears. Gryphon loves to play with other dogs. Come pay him a visit at the shelter today.

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Rather than heading to the pharmacy for solutions to common ailments, a majority of people may be able to stop at the nearest pet store or animal shelter and find a finned or furry remedy instead. Studies that link positive health benefits to pet ownership abound. According to WebMD, one study found that 48 stockbrokers who adopted a pet experienced lower blood pressure readings in stressful situations than did people who did not own pets. Another study found that individuals suffering from serious diseases, such as cancer or AIDS,are far less likely to experience depression if they have a strong tie to a pet. Plus, pets have proven beneficial to seniors struggling with loneliness. Any pet can try a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patience at times, expecially when a kitty has used a sofa as a scratching post or when a pooch needs to be let into the yard at 3 a.m. But for many pet owners, the benefits of having a pet far outweigh the negatives. Here are some of the many ways that pet ownership can be good for your health. * Lower blood pressure: Petting a dog or cat can lower blood pressure, as can watching a fish swim around a tank. Those with hypertension may want to purchase or adopt a companion animal to help lower their blood pressure. * Reduce stress: Stress is something people face on a daily basis. According to a National Health Interview Survey, 75 percent of the general population experiences at least â&#x20AC;&#x153;some stressâ&#x20AC;? every two weeks, and many times that stress is moderate to severe. Research has indicated that when people spend time with a pet their lev-

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A few years ago, Honda set about designing a new bike based on the development theme of “New Concept – Fun Naked”. Well, sorry, but that’s just a setup for way too many jokes. While I doubt there’s any novel way of combining “fun” and “naked” that hasn’t been tried before, the world’s largest motorcycle company did manage to cobble together a new design, based on standard or “naked” bike architecture that makes an innovative use of space while blending nimble riding pleasure with stringent levels of fuel economy and emissions. The New Concept lineup, or NC series, features two variants in Canada – the NC700SA ($8,799), an all-rounder designed for everything from urban commuting to cross-country touring, and the NC700XA ($8,999), with a little more offroad DNA and styling. Both bikes come with Honda’s Combined-ABS braking. Opinions are split on the two flavours. Some prefer the “S” model’s taut handling and compact street-fighter lines. Others prefer the motocross slant of the “X” version – the slightly stretched ergonomic triangle and longer dimensions, the added inch and a half of suspension travel and the taller seating position. But both bikes share the same fundamental elements, and the NC700SA tested here starts with a diamond-shaped steel-tube frame that blends integral rigidity with just enough flexibility to smooth the ride over different road surfaces. The frame architecture allows for an upright seating position with a seat height of 790 mm (31.1”) – low enough to be accessible, tall enough

for a good vantage point over traffic. The NC700 lineup harnesses an all-new 670 cc, liquidcooled, inline-twin cylinder engine. Despite the throttleblipping antics and high-rev histrionics of some weekend warriors, Honda’s market research confirmed that most riders actually spend the majority of their time riding less than 140 km/h with revs held below 6000 rpm. So engineers designed this patented new engine to be a sensible and low-revving unit with ample torque in the useable, low-to-medium engine rpm range. Those same engineers tried to give the motor some definition and character through tweaks to the intake ports and valves, and “by combining a 270-degree crankshaft combined with a uniaxial primary counterbalance shaft to create a V-twin-like pulse”. Yeah, okay, nice try. Thumb the starter and the motor awakes with a unique, soundboard mix of engine and exhaust notes – a bit of the usual “angry sewing machine” sound that is the trademark of Honda’s light motorcycles, a distant, low-frequency booming from the back of the bike and exhaust that is reminiscent of the Suzuki Gladius, and the prevalent chicken-clucking, parallel-twin sound more familiar to scooter owners. Yes, I have used the dreaded “S” word – scooter. Hard not too considering there actually is a motorcycle/ scooter hybrid third version – the NC700D Integra – available in other markets. And, hard not to based simply on the low-revving nature of the engine, the feel and the sound, despite the NC700SA’s classic motorcycle layout of a manual six-speed transmission and all the usual hand and

foot controls (a DCT evolution based on the VFR1200 automatic tranny is available in other markets). The bike pulls easily up to highway speed, cruising there in top gear at just over 3000 rpm. Some early reviews by orthodox enthusiasts lamented that lack of a high rev range and the early and abrupt 6500 rpm redline, but it is a trait that is quite easy to get used to. And the benefits pay off at the pump. Honda designers aimed for a 3.5L/100km fuel economy rating. That sounds ambitious but my combined average over the course of 600 km of testing worked out to 3.3L/100km. That gives the 14.1-litre tank a theoretical range of over 400 km. It’ll be up to individual riders to decide whether they prefer high-revving performance of other bikes or the potential savings of somewhere between 200-300 litres of fuel for every 10,000 km of riding. Along with fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, the compact and lightweight engine offers other pluses as well. The inline cylinders are canted forward by 62 degrees. That keeps the engine mass low on the bike’s frame, complemented by Honda’s choice to squeeze the fuel tank in under the rider’s seat. The resulting low centre of gravity gives the NC700SA a responsive and nimble feel, perfect for carving corners or for the cut and thrust of downtown driving. This design also opens up an available space in front of the rider. The NC700SA features a huge storage compartment where the engine cylinders and gas tank would normally be. The space is large enough to store a full-face XL helmet. In fact, from the way your helmet fits in from only one angle, you can see the space

The Honda NC700SA, offering a new-for-2012 slant on all-round motorcycle performance. The bike features a low-revving inline-twin engine, a helmet-swallowing storage compartment where the fuel tank would usually be, and it combines nimble performance with new benchmark levels of fuel efficiency. was designed specifically for that purpose. I would like to see an exterior helmet-locking clip anyway, just to offer riders storage options. But the 21-litre space will swallow, groceries, bags, a jacket - whatever you want to lock away. A key slot near the rider’s left knee opens the compartment when the key is twisted to the right. A twist to the left unlocks the passenger seat, revealing the fuel cap below. The rider’s view forward takes in a simple instrument display with a digital speedometer in centre, a digital bartype tachometer across the top, clock and tripmeters on the left and a bar-type fuel meter to the right. A small windshield directs some of the wind away from the rider’s body. I wouldn’t expect a gear selection indicator at this low price point, but it would be nice. Other than that, there’s not much to nitpick about. Granted the radiator looks like an added afterthought with the spout and cap protruding

into the rider’s view, but I’ll just accept it as part of the utilitarian kitsch of this economical, naked new offering. The NC700SA looks handsome in its simple style, dressed in its single Canadian colour offering - Seal Silver with just enough Thunder Yellow to make a contrast. If you prefer black, best consider a NC700XA for $200 more. Once you’ve accepted the engine characteristics of lowrevving available torque and tuned in to the intuitive handling and low centre of gravity nimbleness of this mid-class all-rounder, it’s easy to embrace the naked bike simplicity and innovative design of the economical NC700SA, a bike that matches high expectations with low running costs. (Honda NC700SA 2012 At A Glance) ENGINE: 670 cc liquidcooled SOHC parallel-twin (47 hp, 44 lb/ft) FUEL-DELIVERY: PGMFI electronic fuel injection

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Would you get the same vehicle if you had to do it all over again? That’s the single, revealing question the Consumer Reports National Research Center asked subscribers in its annual Owner-Satisfaction survey. And the answer for Chevrolet Volt owners was a resounding “yes.” Ninety-two percent of respondents who own the Volt said they would definitely buy it again, earning the car the distinction of being the top-scoring model in the Consumer Reports survey for the second year in a row.

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Ford’s newest CUV Escapes its trucky past Metroland Media

Since 2001 when it debuted, the Ford Escape was the top selling compact SUV, picking up on the winning formula begat by the original Explorer. Times have changed and truck-based compact SUVs have been swamped by a deluge of car-based crossovers, or CUVs, available today in seemingly every price range. Ford already has the Edge CUV, but the company realized that not only was the brand name Escape golden but consumers might also want something a little smaller and using less fuel. Not that the Edge is all that much bigger at about six inches longer with 45 more horses from a 3.5-litre V6, but the Escape is also 400 lb lighter. Passenger volume of the Escape is 98.1 cu ft, while the Edge is 108.4 cu ft – not much difference as I see it. When I picked up the Escape I honestly thought it was a mid-size CUV when I looked at it. It’s all part of the trend of cars and trucks growing in size. But as they get bigger, the cost of operation is decreasing at the same time, resulting in the consumer getting more for less. Thus we have the truly all-new Escape for 2013 that shares literally nothing with the out-going model except an engine on the base model and the Ford badge on the grille. While there is one transmission, a six-speed automatic with SelectShift sequential manual shift, there are no less than three engines starting with (as noted) a 2.5litre inline four-cylinder on the base S producing 168 hp

and 170 lb/ft of torque. The S is only sold in front-wheeldrive (FWD). The SE features the 1.6litre EcoBoost inline fourcylinder engine making 178 hp and 184 lb/ft of torque in either FWD or all-wheeldrive (AWD). EcoBoost is Ford’s use of turbocharging and leading-edge technology such as variable valve timing and direct fuel injection for reduced fuel consumption but with the power of a larger displacement normally aspirated engine. On the SEL and Titanium (as tested) the EcoBoost fourcylinder is a 2.0-litre unit with 240 hp and 270 lb/ft of torque. The SEL is available in FWD and AWD while the Titanium is fitted with AWD only. In terms of fuel consumption, the Titanium in FWD format gets 9.5/6.7L/100 km (30/42 mpg) city/highway, while the AWD scores 9.8/6.9L/100 km (29/41 mpg) city/highway. Interestingly, the federal environmental stewardship tax on the Titanium is $30 when it is usually about $100. Although the engine may be small in terms of size, EcoBoost gives it the equivalent power of a V6, thus the tow rating in up to 1,588 kg (3,500 lb). In terms of cargo volume, there are 971 litres (34.3 cu ft) behind the second row split/fold rear seat and 1,920 litres (67.8 cu ft) behind the front seats. Tested here is the topof-the-line Titanium which leaves no Ford option unplumbed and part of the $37,499 base price which included the Kodiak Brown Metallic paint. Along with strides made

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Shedding light on headlight complaints resist) on this problem. First I agree with Claude in that there are far too many vehicles driving with excessively bright and glaring lights either due to improper aiming, or owner-added accessory lamps, or modified/raised suspensions, or excessive cargo loads, or improper use of factory fog/driving lamps. A big part of this problem is the fact that on our roads today the vehicle population is almost evenly split between light trucks or SUVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and passenger cars which means half the drivers are in vehicles with headlamps that are considerably higher than the other half. The regulations that control vehicle lamps in terms of original design, placement, and light output are federal and the current act was written in the late 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, enacted in 1971, and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t received any changes to date. Of course we all can see (or maybe some of us canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t due to the glare) that automotive lamp design has changed quite a bit since the days of plain old sealed-beam lights. Now we have halogen bulbs, aero-style lamps, highintensity discharge systems, xenon bulbs, LEDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Etc. While Canada, being

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conjoined at the hip to the U.S auto industry has been stuck in the 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, other jurisdictions around the globe have made some progress in vehicle lamp regulation and safety. Forty six UN member nations have enacted regulations to require any vehicle with headlamps producing light of 2,000 lumens or more to have auto lamp-leveling and lamp wiper systems. This compensates for trailer and cargo loads which can elevate headlamp beams and the effects of water droplets and road grime on lamp lenses which can redirect the light into oncoming driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eyes. To address the differences in headlamp height between larger and smaller vehicles, these countries limit the height of the top of any headlamp to 1.2 M above the roadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surface whereas in North America our limit is 1.8 M to the centre of the lamp. When it comes to improper use of fog lights, the UK has it right making it an offence to have these lights on in conditions with visibility of 100 meters or more. Many industry experts agree that we have a problem in terms of shortcomings in current regulations and the enforcement of

the same. For example, did you know that blue vehicle lamps are to be used exclusively by police services and drivers face fines if their choice of an aftermarket replacement headlamp bulb is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;too blueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;? And in Canada, all fog lamps must be adjustable. Driving a vehicle with misaimed headlamps or improperly installed aftermarket lamps could net you a fine under the Highway Traffic Act. There is a mechanism whereby Canada can work with the U.S. to address, study, and rectify vehicle safety issues. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s known as the Regulatory Cooperation Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Motor Vehicle Working Group, and according to their most recently published agenda, vehicle lighting isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on their horizon. And Transport Canada is as much in the dark about this issue as the U.S. When asked about plans to review or revise lamp standards and regulations, Media Relations Advisor, Kelly James responded: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transport Canada is not aware of any shortcoming in the current lighting regulations with respect to lighting glare.â&#x20AC;? To be fair, remember Transport Canada is only involved in original design and construc-

tion and as James added â&#x20AC;&#x153;Federal regulations specify the safety performance aspects of a vehicle as it is manufactured, but not their use or alterations made by dealers or vehicle owners.  These issues fall under provincial/territorial jurisdiction.  As there is a critical balance between good road illumination and glare to other road users, headlamp aim and cleanliness of the headlamp lenses are critical for the delivery of useful and non-glaring road illumination.â&#x20AC;? In order to get Transport Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention, as well as provincial regulatory bodies, drivers need to start making some noise. Contact Transport Canada either by phone at 1-800333-0510 or through their website at www.tc.gc.ca. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re involved in a collision or motoring mishap that headlamp glare played a part in, be sure to report it to the investigating officer and/or your insurance company if either are involved. When faced with excessively bright oncoming lights, make sure to slow down, or even pull over and stop if necessary. Remember, if you are blinded for even a few seconds at low speeds, your vehicle may

travel hundreds of feet before your view forward is clear. Speaking of visibility, my good friend Josee Bessette from Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry of Transportation recently forwarded a great video that illustrates the need for reflective clothing for pedestrians. Check it out at www.youtube.com/ watch?v=jOyZ98gdoQg If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@perfprint. ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail.com listing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Question for the Car Counselorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 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 canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always promise replies). Yours in service Brian Turner

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How to prevent frostbite EMC Lifestyle – Frostbite is relatively common and can occur to anyone who is exposed to extreme cold. Awareness of frostbite and how to prevent it can help people who hope to spend ample time outdoors this winter avoid this potentially painful condition. What is frostbite? Frostbite is the freezing of body tissue, most notably the skin. Certain areas of the body are more susceptible to frostbite, including the nose, ears, toes, and fingers. Those who have circulation issues or diabetes may be more vulnerable to frostbite and will have to be extra diligent in covering up when venturing outdoors. Many cases of frostbite occur in persons who work outdoors in the cold, including soldiers stationed in cold climates. The homeless and winter outdoor enthusiasts are also susceptible, as is anyone who spends time outdoors when the temperatures are very cold. Symptoms of frostbite Frostbite is a serious injury to the body that is caused by freezing tissues. It can create a loss of feeling in the affected areas and even the loss of fingers, toes and limbs. Cases of frostbite vary in severity. They can range from mild frostnip, which is just a temporary cessation of feeling in extremities, to superficial frostbite, where only the outer skin is affected, to deep frostbite, the most severe type of frostbite wherein

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mandu. In 2010, McWhirter returned to Nepal to watch Laxmi graduate from medical school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She stuck it out and did very, very well. Her success made we want to help more girls. I decided I would write a book about the women and girls in Nepal and the culture and how they live over there and what is expected of them and then I would use the money from the book to try to raise funds to send another girl through.â&#x20AC;? McWhirter has done just that and is celebrating the release of her new book, A Novice in Nepal: Lessons Learned by a Canadian Nurse Volunteer. The book will be released on Dec. 15 and McWhirter will be at Greenleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bookstore in downtown Belleville at 1 p.m. for the release. More copies will be available as of Dec. 21 at A Novel Idea in Kingston. Through book sales and her own fundraising, McWhirter hopes to help a few more girls in Nepal get the education that they deserve. For more information on how you can help visit www.laxmislegacy.org

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EMC News - For many, Christmas can be one of the happiest times of the year; for others who have lost a loved one, it can be among the most difficult. That’s where Bereaved Families OntarioKingston Region comes in. The organization has been operating in the region for 24 years and provides programs, services and resources to support bereaved families as far as Belleville and Brockville, and anywhere in between. “One of the hardest things to get through is when you lose someone, especially somebody close to you,” said Program/Volunteer Coordinator Maggie Forsberg. BFO-Kingston Region provides a place for grieving individuals and families to talk, cry and share their feelings with people who have gone or are going through a similar experience. The organization offers one-on-one appointments with trained volunteers, as well as a variety of monthly evening programs including a Mother’s Night, an evening for mothers to share the loss of a child with other mothers in a warm and confidential en-

vironment; a Baby Loss Night, a support evening for mothers who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or death of a baby up to age one; a Spousal/Partner Night, a support evening for those who have suffered the loss of a spouse or partner; and a Mourning Coffee, an opportunity to join other bereaved individuals for a casual coffee-break chat. “The hope is in the New Year is to even expand on them,” Forsberg explained. For this to happen, both volunteers and funding are needed. “Our volunteers are amazing. We have such a great group of volunteers that go above and beyond,” said Office Coordinator Jennifer Fowler. Of course, more volunteers are always welcome. When it comes to funding, the organization is in particular need. This past June, BFO-Kingston Region lost its Ontario Trillium Foundation funding. As a result, big changes had to be made. “We had to leave our old location, which was 721 Progress Ave. It was a beautiful office but we just could not afford it,” Forsberg explained. Thanks in large part to Tompkins Funeral Home, BFO has been able to continue

providing support to its clients in the region. “They’re being so kind and so generous letting us use their facilities for our programs and our one-on-one appointments,” Forsberg said. She noted that the organization is currently in the process of looking for funding in the hopes that it can provide compensation for use of the funeral home’s facilities. “If it wasn’t for them I don’t know where we would have ended up,” she said. Fowler explained that BFO has a number of grant proposals and fundraising events planned for the New Year; however, the organization is in need of the public’s help to see it through to that stage. “That’s why we thought the individual giving campaign would be a good idea,” she said. BFO-Kingston Region has launched a Giving Campaign to raise $5,000. People are being invited to donate online through CanadaHelps.org to help ensure that those in need continue to have access to the support they need. “For a lot of people, coming to BFO is life-changing for them. We want that to continue,” Fowler said. Currently, BFO is providing

BFO - Kingston Region volunteers and clients participate in the organization’s Walk to remember this past October. one-on-one services to 20 area residents on a weekly basis. That same number of people attends each of the organizations monthly programs. “For the longest time Bereaved Families really tried to keep going without asking for donations from people, but I think just like many organizations, everyone is struggling and we’ve reached the point that we need the help,” Fors-

berg said. To donate, visit canadahelps.org. Search Bereaved Families Ontario-Kingston, click View Profile and choose one of the following ways to give: Donate Now, Donate Monthly, or Charity Gift Card. “I like to buy them (charity gift cards) in memory of people. If I know somebody has lost somebody close to them, I

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EMC Events - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a busy time of year for the volunteers at Kingston Animal Rescue. Not only does the rescue currently have 40 animals in its care, but a handful of those animals require special medical care. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of special needs animals in the rescue right now that are requiring expensive surgery,â&#x20AC;? explained KAR co-founder Kareen Lush. In an effort to help cover the medical costs of these animals, KAR is hosting a special holiday fundraiser this Sunday at the Time to Laugh Comedy Club. The three-hour fundraiser, which runs from 1-4 p.m., will feature kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; crafts, balloon animals, face painting, a bake sale, and a visit from salamander conservationist Matt Ellerbeck. The main event will be a screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol.

KAR co-founder Jessica Hellard revealed that one of the organizations rescues actually inspired the movie selection for Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraiser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Muppets keeps coming up because we have a bunny that looks exactly like a bunny in The Muppets,â&#x20AC;? she said. Lexi is a young, female Lionhead/Angora rabbit who resembles Bean Bunny. In The Muppet Christmas Carol, Bean Bunny plays the role of a street urchin who Scrooge tasks with fetching a giant turkey for the Cratchits. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the film; a 20th anniversary edition of the film has been released this holiday season on Bluray. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We tried to pick a film that parents would enjoy and that kids would also enjoy,â&#x20AC;? said KAR co-founder Alison Mignault. The film screening will get underway at 2:30 p.m.,

and the premise is that it be a sing-along. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If people want to sing along with the music they canâ&#x20AC;ŚWeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have sheets of music so people can learn the lyrics and sing along if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it,â&#x20AC;? Mignault said. KAR is hopeful that Kingston and area families will take a break from the busyness of the holiday season in favour for some family time in support of a worthy cause. Tickets for Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $20 for a family of up to five people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not overly expensive and all of it is going to support the animals. I think the important thing to know about our organization is that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re completely volunteer run, so when you support our organization you really are supporting the animals,â&#x20AC;? Mignault said. KAR hopes this first-time event will bring in around $1,000 for the organization.

That money will be used to help cover the medical costs incurred by some of the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rescues and help cover any costs that arise during and after the holiday season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking ahead to January, February and March when people are feeling a little cash strapped following the holidays and trying to raise the funds that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to need to see us through to the spring,â&#x20AC;? Mignault said. Those who cannot make it to Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraiser can still help out the KAR by donating online at www. kingstonanimalrescue.com, or making a donation to the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday Pet Food Drive. A list of drop off locations can be found on the KAR website.

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Kingston, downtown; Barrie Street, fully equipped fast food outlet and 3 newly renovated spacious apartments. A bargain at $339,000 o.b.o. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Terry, at home with her loving husband at her side. Terry is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Phil. Terry will be deeply missed by her children Ed (Barb), Pat (Alan), Marilyn (Jim), and Betty (Tom), her sister Laura and brother-inlaw Neil (Mariette) and many nieces and nephews. Loving and Proud Nanny to Nicole, A.J. (Corinne), Danielle, Kyle (Alyssa), Jeremy (Erica), Casey, Anna, Erik and Rose. Terry worked her entire life fundraising through bingos and her Monday night euchre. Many schools and other organizations beneďŹ tted from her hard work. To honour her contributions to citizens and her community, she was awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal, Board of Education Outstanding Service Award, Golden Apple, Air Canada Award, and the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest volunteer award the Caring Canadian Award. Terry will be sadly missed by her extended family from bingo, euchre and all her charity work. Terry said it best â&#x20AC;&#x153;when you do work for children their eyes light up. I would do anything for a studentâ&#x20AC;?. Friends were received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, 435 Davis Drive (Centennial and Taylor-Kidd Blvd) on Sunday December 9th and Monday December 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was in Our Chapel on Tuesday, December 11th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow this service, with interment at Sandhill Cemetery, Battersea, later in the week. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kingston Toy Drive.

Healthy vending machine route for sale in Kingston. Great opportunity to have your own part time business. Contact Pete 613-340-5138, pbronsema@britespanbuildings.com

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

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

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PETS Puppies ready to go Dec. 20th. 2 Litters. 1 purebred male toy poodle. Cream, approx. mature height 11â&#x20AC;? weight 8 pounds. 1 male Shih Tzu/Poodle, White with black markings. 3 females, 1 white with black, 2 white with cream markings. approx mature height 12â&#x20AC;? weight 10-12 pounds. Call Elaine 613-335-2529.

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1993 GMC 2500 Heavy Duty 4X4 Suburban. 215,000 kms. Runs excellent. Passed E-test last December. Should pass certification. Power windows and locks, tilt steering, buckets, Michelin tires with lots of tread, 4 way angle plow, trailer hitch. $4,000. 613-546-0996 or 613-542-2107.

WANTED Investor will pay cash for well managed income property or apartment house in Kingston. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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Firewood Processors, Canadian Made. Cuts up to 16â&#x20AC;? diameter, 13 h.p. Honda $9,950. www.blackscreek.ca (613)889-3717.

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RETIREMENT HOMES IN ONTARIO MUST BE LICENSED. To check the licence status of a home visit the Public Register at www.rhra.ca. Resident Rights are in place. To report harm or risk of harm to residents call the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority at 1-855-ASK-RHRA.

STEEL BUILDINGS BIG BUILDING SALE... â&#x20AC;&#x153;THIS IS A CLEARANCE SALE. YOU DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T WANT TO MISS!â&#x20AC;? 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

BUSINESS OPPS. Affordable and Profitable. Leader in Thermal Window Repair with 21 retailers in Quebec, now expanding in Ontario. Exclusive territories. Visit www.window-solution.com and call 613-571-6789

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

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PRE-WINTER SALE 2012 CHEV 3500 EXPRESS 12 passenger van, white $28,000 2011 CHEV MALIBU 4DR LT loaded, blue $12,995 2009 HYUNDAI SONATA 4 dr. loaded, blue $9,995 2008 DODGE AVENGER 4 dr. loaded, black $9,995 2008 MAZDA 5 WAGON, 7 psgr., auto, loaded, white $8,995 2008 CHEV IMPALA LT, loaded, black $8,995 2008 PONTIAC G5 2dr auto, air, black $9,995 2007 NISSAN VERSA S, hatch, auto, grey $9,995 2007 DODGE CALIBER RT AWD, loaded, red $9,995 2007 CHEV SILVERADO LT EXT. CAB 4X4 Z71, loaded, grey $17,995

2007 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr., auto, air, 28,000 km, red $7,995 2005 HONDA CIVIC, 4dr, 5spd, air Only 66,000km grey $7,995 2005 BUICK ALLURE CX 4dr., loaded, red $7,995 2004 GMC SIERRA NEVADA EDITION, loaded, white $10,995 2004 DODGE RAM SLT 4X4 Quad cab, loaded, black $12,995 2003 MERCURY MARQUIS, loaded, grey $5,995 2003 BUICK LESABRE LTD loaded, leather, maroon $6,995 2003 CHEV SILVERADO Reg Cab Short Box 4x4, blue/pewter $12,500 2002 GMC SIERRA $7,995 1995 GMC SIERRA Reg Cab 350, V8, 4X4, only 136,000 kms, AS IS

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8 Pce. Walnut Dining Room Suite; Oak Bevelled Glass China Cabinet; Table/Chairs; China Cabinets; End Tables; Lamps Etc.; Antique Walnut Desk; Antique Dropleaf Table; Wooden Fern Stand; Antique Philco Radio; Queen Size Bed; Oak Head Board; 2 Double Beds/Pillow Top; 2 Antique Dressers; Other Dressers and Nite Stands; Bow Front Washstand; 4 Antique Bentwood Chairs and Others; Stuffed ChesterďŹ eld/Love Seat/Ottoman; 2 Wingback Settees/ Wing Back Chair; Large Pine Rocker; Coffee/2 Oval End Tables; Zenith Portable T.V.; Respiraire Air Cleaner; Kenmore Deep Freeze Approx. 12 Cu. Ft.; Kenmore Microwave; New Breadmaking Machine; Many Small Kitchen Appliances; Stainless Steel Cookware; 2 Chests of Cutlery; Much More; 2 Drawer Cherry Filing Cabinet; Singer Electric Sewing Machine/ Cabinet; Electrohome Stereo; Stereo Cabinet; Brass Fire Place Set; Corner Computer Desk; Approx. 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Carpet; Rugs and Mats; Several Trunks; Antique Child Sewing Machine; John Deere Grader Toy; Only a Partial Listing. Approx. 300 Collector Plates - (Royal Doulton (Approx. 30) Faiser; Franklin Mint; Bradford; Norm Rockwell and Others); Many Are In Series - The Lion King (12); The Endangered Species Collection (14) and So On. Many of These Have Never Been Unpacked - From 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mostly All With CertiďŹ cates and Original Boxes. Crystal - Approx. 150 Pces. Of Pin Wheel Crystal, 10 Different Decanters; Bowls; Pitchers; Candy Dishes; Glass; Lamps Etc. Royal Doultons - Angela HN2389; Eleanor HN3906; July HN3324; March HN3332 China Figurines Still In Original Shipping Boxes From Years Ago; Extensive Glass/Coloured Egg Collection; Also Dragon Collection; Spoon Collection; New Christmas Ornaments; Bone China Cups/Saucers; This is Only Touching on a Few Things. New Duck Down Duvets; Fleece Lined Throws; Thermal Blankets; Quilts & Blankets; Table Cloths; Towels; Linens of All Types Still in Original Packaging; Several Limited Edition Prints and Art Work. Many, Many More Items. Farm Tractor/Lawn Tractor/Mechanic Tools - Allis Chalmers WD 45, 1953 Collector Tractor, 3 P.T.H. Running Order; 3 P.T.H. Tractor SnowBlower; Yardwork 20 H.P. Lawn Tractor; Stihl 034 Chain Saw; 3 H.P. Johnson Outboard Motor; Boat Transporter; Weedeater; Mastercraft 180 Welder; Welding Rod; Helmet; Etc.; Approx. 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 220 Cable; Air Compressor; Battery Chargers; Bench Grinder; Work Bench With Vise; Several Tool Boxes/Cabinets; Mechanic Tools and Wrenches of All Types (Sockets, Flat Wrenches Etc.); Air Tools; New Creeper; NOTE Very Large Chain Falls; Chains of All Types; Binders; Jacks; 2 Cant Hooks; Wheel Barrow; Garden Tools; New Pine Picnic Table; Patio Set Table & Chairs; Only a Partial Listing.

Owner and or Auctioneer will not be held responsible for any accident on or about property day of sale

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We have been instructed by the Estate Lawyer to sell this sale from one home, many items are still in original boxes, Collector Plate Collection , Pin Wheel Collection very extensive. Most of all linen new, Tractor Sold at 12:30, Furniture Sold at 1 P.M. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Miss This One - â&#x20AC;&#x153;NO JUNKâ&#x20AC;? Many Christmas Presents

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#BUI3PBEr Offers good on new and unregistered units purchased between 11/1/12-12/31/12. *On select models. See your dealer for details. **Rates as low as 2.99% for 36 months. Offers only available at participating PolarisÂŽ dealers. Approval, and any rates and terms provided, are based on credit worthiness. Other financing offers are available. Applies to the purchase of all new, qualified ATV and RANGER models made on the Polaris Installment Program from 11/1/12-12/31/12. Fixed APR of 2.99% , 6.9 9%, or 9.99% will be assigned based on credit approval criteria. An example of monthly payments required on a 36-month term at 2.99% is $29.08 per $1,000 financed. An example of monthly payments required on a 36-month term at 9.99% APR is $32.26 per $1,000 financed. See participating retailers for complete details and conditions. Warning: The Polaris RANGER and RZR are not intended for on-road use. Driver must be at least 16 years old with a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license to operate. Passengers must be at least 12 years old and tall enough to grasp the hand holds and plant feet firmly on the floor. All SxS drivers should take a safety training course. Contact ROHVA atwww.rohva.org or (949) 255-2560 for additional information. Drivers and passengers should always wear helmets, eye protection, protective clothing, and seat belts. Always use cab nets. Be particularly careful on difficult terrain. Never drive on public roads or paved surfaces. Never engage in stunt driving, and avoid excessive speeds and sharp turns. Riding and alcohol/drugs donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mix. Check local laws before riding on trails. ATVs can be hazardous to operate. Polaris adult models are for riders 16 and older. For your safety, always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing, and be sure to take a safety training course. For safety and training information in the U.S., call the SVIA at (80 0) 887-2887. You may also contact your Polaris dealer or call Polaris at (800 ) 342-3764. Š2012 Polaris Industries Inc.

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