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EMC News – The process of selecting a private operator to own and manage casinos in three separate gaming zones in eastern Ontario has moved to the next level. A pre-qualification phase, launched by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) last summer, ended March 7. This phase identified a shortlist of suitable operators, but only one will be chosen to manage a “gaming bundle” in three zones that cover the Peterbor-

ough, Belleville/Quinte West and the Kingston/Thousand Islands areas. “They’re looking for qualified bidders for those areas – one operator to operate all of those facilities,” explained Cynthia Beach, the city commissioner overseeing Kingston’s bid as a willing host gambling centre. The OLG is expected to issue a request for proposals this summer to eventually choose one high rolling operator for all three gaming zones. But it could be 2014 before the operator identifies potential locations. “It’s not the city’s process so

they’ve indicated that we could hear by the end of the year or the beginning of next year on the operators and the potential locations,” Beach explained. However, Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen says some unidentified companies have already been scouting locations around the city “There has been some serious interest. KEDCO (the city’s economic development agency) is taking the lead. They’re the best in knowing where we have areas for development. KEDCO is showing people around.”

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EMC News – There could soon be another dome sprouting up on Kingston’s skyline. The city is looking to partner with a private company to build and manage a sports dome over its artificial field at John Machin Park. “This type of public/private partnership is a standard model found in a number of other municipalities and would have no additional financial impacts on the city,” according to a staff report for the March 19 council meeting. The push for an air supported dome in Kingston’s east end stems from municipal concerns about the pace of a similar indoor field project by owners of the Westbrook Golf Club. They have pursued construction of the 100-acre Westbrook Dome and Sports Campus since last year, but the project appears to have stalled in red tape between the builders and City Hall. City officials won’t issue a building permit until several mechanical and engineering concerns with the project are dealt with, and standard development charges and building fees are paid. According to the owners of the Westbrook dome, building code requirements and a fire suppression system have pushed the project cost to $5 million, one million dollars more than planned. However, they insist the project will be

completed this fall, in time for the next indoor sports season. “The process has certainly taken more time than we ever would have envisioned,” according to a February 7 report authored by Ken and Anita Harnden. They say the site clearing process has already begun, and $550,000 in development charges will be paid once a building permit is approved. “Our facility will be ready for all user groups for the 2013/2014 winter sessions.” They say the Westbrook dome will serve over 10,000 members of indoor clubs such as soccer, rugby, golf, football, cycling, volleyball and baseball. Kingston soccer and other sports leagues have been without an indoor venue since the privately-run Quarry Sportsplex soccer dome on Division Street closed three years ago. Many clubs either use school gymnasium space, or travel to the sports dome in Belleville. Despite assurances the Westbrook project will go ahead, the city is now insisting on a firm deadline to get it started. If mandatory approvals and fees for the Westbrook dome are not in place by April 15, the city’s recreation and leisure department intends to build its own facility. Staff are asking council to launch a Request for Proposals to find a suitable private partner to build an indoor facility at John Machin Park, beside the St. Lawrence Business Park, which is already home to several outdoor soccer fields. “This operation would be seasonal COVER A BLOCK TOP OF PAGE 100%


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EMC News - If emotional pain could be measured, the Tobin family would break the scales. Chelsea Tobin died last year at the age of 23. Her parents, Wendy and Fred, and her sister, Courtney, are left wondering how life dealt this disastrous hand to them. This is their story. There was one rule in our interview: If at any point, it becomes too painful, simply say, “No, I can’t go there.” The pain was raw, but it is an important part of their story. They never balked. There were many moments of silence and minutes of sobbing as their story unfolded over a few hours. Imagine entering your 23-year-old daughter’s room at 5 a.m. to wake her to prepare for the big trip to Potsdam, N.Y. for her graduation with her master’s degree in education (with distinction) and finding her dead. That’s exactly what happened to Wendy Tobin last May. As she recounts the moments of finding her lifeless child, tears fill her eyes. Silence. She wipes the flow of tears while reliving the moments of realizing her firstborn daughter had passed from this world. “You don’t get over it, you get through it,” says Fred. As they travel their road of grief, with all of its potholes and sudden turns, the Tobin family has goals: to honour Chelsea and what she would have wanted; to not hide their feelings; and to educate the world about Sudden, Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Fond memories

of Chelsea and their efforts in epilepsy awareness bring them hope. “She was so young and on the cusp of so much,” says Wendy. “She had finished her last teaching placement and she was about to graduate with her master’s degree. She was so excited that there was a new competition for teachers with the Limestone board coming up in August.” At the age of nine, Chelsea felt her leg become wobbly and she fell at school. She said her leg was asleep. No one was too concerned. But not long after, she was found on the floor, motionless. Epilepsy affects approximately one in 100 people. Chelsea Tobin was one of them. An electroencephalogram and MRI and other testing confirmed the diagnosis. “The first six months were hell,” says Wendy. “We’d try one medication and she’d have an allergic reaction. When we stopped the medication cold turkey, Chelsea’s seizures became constant. We tried other medications and they had awful side effects.” They finally found meds that worked without horrendous side effects. Around that time, Chelsea, an active child, wanted to try karate. “Once she tried karate, it became her thing,” says Wendy. “She’d just been diagnosed with epilepsy six months earlier. We thought karate would be good for her. She liked the discipline and really got into Japanese culture and tradition.” At the age of 12, Chelsea began kobudo (weapons) training. In 2004, at the age of 16, Chelsea achieved her first degree black belt in karate. She travelled to Japan for an intense karate training program. She became the first Canadian woman to achieve a black belt in both Okinawan

Wendy, Courtney and Fred Tobin. Courtney holds Elliott, a moose given to her by her sister, Chelsea, who died last year of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Photo/Mark Bergin

kobudo and karate. In 2008, she was awarded nidan, a second degree black belt. She had fulfilled the requirements for her sandan, third degree, black belt in 2011. It was awarded posthumously. She is being recognized by the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK), a martial arts governing body in Japan. “Chelsea is being enshrined in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Kyoto,” says Wendy. “Hanshi (Grand Master) Hamada is coming to Norfolk, Virginia for a Kensho Kai ceremony on March

24.” They believe that Chelsea is the youngest person, and the only woman, ever honoured in this way. A Chelsea Tobin Cup of Excellence for awarding at DNBK international events has been established. “She’s in the company of these 80 and 90-year-old Japanese men, Hanshi level,” says Wendy. “They have also awarded her the title of Renshi (skilled person/expert teacher).” In her 23 years, Chelsea Tobin accomplished what usually takes several

decades for most martial arts practitioners. After puberty, Chelsea’s seizures changed. They became exclusively hypnagogic, which meant they happened at night. They also went from partial to generalized grand mal seizures. “For Fred and I, and Courtney, we took some comfort that she was safe in her bed,” explains Wendy. “But over the last several years, she was having more frequent seizures. It impacted her qualContinued on page 6


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Seeing purple through the pain of SUDEP they’re reluctant to talk about it. “If you smoke, have diabetes or are overweight, the medical community can’t wait to tell you the risk factors,” says Fred. “It is the patient’s right to know about SUDEP. But they take a very paternalistic approach. In our case, Chelsea showed the greatest risk factors: she only had seizures at

night, the frequency had increased and she had grand mal seizures. ity of life. She’d wake up exhaustI’m not saying we could have done ed. She may have bitten her cheek, anything. But…,” he stops talking and every muscle in her body ached amidst sobs. Courtney hands her after an extreme workout during the father a tissue. She gently touches seizure. Sometimes she couldn’t go his arm. to school or her part-time job. But “It’s awful,” Fred says. “I am just we knew nothing of SUDEP.” so angry. I don’t get why this isn’t She says that since the medical shared. We found out about SUDEP community doesn’t know the cause from the coroner. That was the most awful day ever.” “We knew both our daughters had epilepsy,” says Wendy. “But we thought, at least it’s not something that’s going to kill them. Well, our first daughter died when she thought she was safe in her bed. We didn’t know the risk, and that’s not right.” The family describes the fateful time. “I still have the last text message from Chelsea on my phone,” says Wendy. “Courtney and I were shopping the day before grad, and Chelsea wondered where we were and asked, ‘Did you guys die or something?’” Wendy laughs. It quickly turns to tears. “We’ve learned a lot about grief. All of our hearts are broken. There’s a hole that will never be filled.” There’s a pause as the pain fills the room. It hovers like an oppresCourtney Tobin, left, and her sister Chelsea, who died of sudden un- sive weight. Wendy continues her story. She expected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). “We weren’t just sisters. We were describes the new dress Chelsea best friends,” said Courtney. Continued from page 4

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ing Chelsea’s fiancée, Kyle, who had wise words for everyone. The family was confused about what kind of funeral service to provide. “Kyle said she would want us to do whatever makes the most people comfortable,” says Wendy. Now, the Tobin’s honour their daughter. “We honour her in so many ways,” says Wendy. “Every time we have a drink, we send a ‘Cheers!’ to Chelsea. We each wear a purple bracelet. We think about her all the time. We feel sad and cry when we need to. There are so many good memories.” Courtney describes a stuffed animal that reminds her of her sister. “I sleep with my stuffed moose. Chelsea gave Elliott to me for Christmas a couple of years ago. She came into my room a couple of days before Christmas. She knew I was going through a rough time. She kissed me and gave me this moose. I sleep with him and say, ‘Goodnight Chelsea’ every night.” What would the Tobin family like to see come from their personal tragedy? They explain that in 2008, motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, a nine-year-old girl named Cassidy Megan in Nova Scotia started the idea of holding a Purple Day for Epilepsy. In June 2012, the Parliament of Canada passed the Purple Day Act, recognizing March 26 as a national day of epilepsy awareness. “The whole point of Purple Day is to raise awareness,” says Wendy. “I want people to know what we’ve discovered. It’s not always benign. Epilepsy can kill people. On the other hand, it never stopped Chelsea from doing anything. Chelsea loved everything about life. She was so affectionate and could never have too many hugs. She was so excited about starting her teaching career. She was so in love with Kyle and with getting married. As parents, we look at what we’re missing, but we’ve said many times, we have no regrets. And we thank God that we had that Friday night together as a family.” What can people do to help? For a start, wear purple or paint your nails purple on March 26 to show support for people living with seizure disorders. Throughout this month, there’s a program called Pesky Pennies run by the Epilepsy Resource Centre and the Kingston Community Credit Union (KCCU). Drop into in any KCCU and donate your pennies. For more information:, R0011979113

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EMC Events - Every day, 38 Canadians will learn they have epilepsy, a neurological disorder that affects an estimated 50 million people worldwide. Yet epilepsy is still a widely misunderstood condition. March 26 has been designated “Purple Day” for epilepsy awareness; on it, Canadians are encouraged to wear purple in order to both show support for those living with epilepsy, and get people talking about the disorder. “Because there are a lot of misunderstandings [about epilepsy] people tend not to talk about it,” explains Susan Harrison, executive director of the Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Resource Centre of Southeastern Ontario. “Then that just perpetuates the misunderstanding.” Harrison points out that in relative terms, it wasn’t so long ago that epilepsy was thought to be connected with curses and the devil. Today, the shadow of this stigma still hangs over those living with the disorder. “At the start of the [20th] century, people with epilepsy still weren’t allowed to get married,” she says. “There were laws against it in U.S. People were also sterilized who had epilepsy. That’s 100 years ago now, but it’s not that long ago. As a result, people are still really fearful that if they start disclosing their epilepsy there will be all these assumptions that come along with it that are often wrong.” Harrison notes that people often assume those with epilepsy cannot drive, work or live full lives. This, she says, is not true of the majority of people living with the condition. In fact, anyone who is seizure-free for six months is able to drive a car. “I have epilepsy myself and I drive, I work, and live a fairly normal, healthy life,” Harrison says. “People don’t tend to imagine that. On the other hand, there are people who have seizures every day that are out of control and their lives

are just devastated by the disorder.” Purple Day is also intended to quash common misconceptions about the kinds of first aid measures that should be taken when someone is having a seizure, as well as educate members of the public on the many different kinds of seizures that exist and what they look like. “When people picture a seizure they tend to think of someone on the ground having a full, convulsive seizure because that’s what they’ve seen in movies and on TV,” Harrison says. “In fact, there are many, many different types of seizures.” She explains that popular culture has also helped spread misinformation regarding what should be done when someone is having a convulsive seizure. “A lot of times on TV you still see people grab someone and hold them down,” Harrison says. “You never want to do that. Also, you should never put anything in their mouth - that’s another really common myth about seizure first aid.” In addition, Harrison notes that if you know the person has epilepsy, it is not necessary to call an ambulance unless the seizure lasts longer than five minutes, as most will stop on their own. She explains that the correct course of action to take if someone is having a convulsive seizure is: stay calm; do not restrain the person having the seizure; move sharp objects out of their way; do not put anything in their mouth; roll the person onto their side and place something soft under their head; let the seizure take its course; if the seizure lasts longer than five minutes or repeats, call for medical attention. “As they’re coming out of the seizure, the person’s probably going to be very confused and very tired, so it’s a matter of staying with them and reassuring them,” Harrison says. “Seizures can be scary to see for someone who hasn’t seen one, and so generally the most important things to remember are to stay calm and the less you

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In Our Opinion

Bending my own rules Kristen Coughlar Assistant Editor

EMC Editorial – As a child, my favourite movie was Beauty and the Beast. I was seven-years-old when the 1991 Disney version of this traditional fairytale first came out. I’ve watched a hundred of times over as a once handsome prince attempts to earn the love of a beautiful young woman, Belle, in order to break the curse that has transformed him into a hideous beast. As a kid, I delighted in the characters of Lumiére, the candelabra, and Fifi, the feather duster. If you were to ask my brother, and likely my mother as well, both would probably prefer never to set eyes on Belle or the Beast again. Since my pre-teen days watching Beauty and the Beast and other Disney classics, like Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Cinderella, I haven’t watched many animated films. In first year university, I got roped into watching Finding Nemo with a group of friends, and just over six years ago, I hit the theatre with my cousin Aidan to watch Happy Feet. That’s it. Oh, I also saw Shrek at

some point. Somewhere along the way I developed a rule for myself regarding animated children’s films, not a hard-and-fast rule but more of a general guideline. I decided that unless attending with children, I was going to refrain from watching animated feature films. I figured there would come a time in my life where I would watch more than my fair share of family films. I have heard stories from friends and family with kids about suffering through endless hours of TV cartoons and animated movies; my own mother endured the same with Beauty and the Beast. Now, a grown woman, I can picture her sitting on the couch wanting to pull her hair out after watching my favourite movie for the hundredth time. Those who follow my column on a regular basis will know that I like my TV and movies. If, at some point in the future, my TV is to be taken over by cartoon characters and my trips to the movie theatre will based on what child-friendly shows are playing, I should take advantage of the time I have now to enjoy more adult programming. This being said, someone recently raised a good point regarding my “no animated TV or movies” guideline. Now is the time to watch some of the animated films that have received high praise from

critics and audiences alike. After all, how are these films to join the likes of my favourite Disney classics—which I will no doubt want to share with my future children— if I don’t first give them a shot. My children’s thoughts will no doubt be consumed by the movies that are set to hit theatres, not those that have come and gone. So, I recently strayed from my guideline. Tangled, a 2010 Disney film based on the fairy tale Rapunzel, was on TV a month or two ago. I decided to PVR it, and two weeks ago, during a relaxing Sunday afternoon, I curled up on the couch to watch the animated film starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. I remembered hearing the film was good. In fact, it received a critic rating of 90 per cent, and an audience rating of 87 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. I also enjoyed the film. It was cute, and a nice way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. In light of this good experience, I think I am going to amend the rule I created some time ago. I won’t be rushing out to watch every new animated film that hits theatres, but I’d be willing to take one in every so often on those relaxing Sundays spent in front of the tube. I’ve heard that WALL-E, Up, and Brave have all been good. If anyone has any other suggestions, please feel free to let me know at kcoughlar@

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EMC Editorial - Anyone who watches TV is likely aware of how Canada’s Economic Action Plan purports to be “working for them”. In fact, it was recently reported that the current federal government spends more on TV and media advertising than any government that has come before it - and by a considerable margin. Earlier this month, the Canadian Press reported that from 2005 to 2006, the federal government spent $41.3 million on advertising. That number almost doubled to $78.5 million over 2012-2013, bringing the total to $546.8 million for the Harper Government’s first six years in office. These expenditures occur without parliamentary oversight, meaning that the budget may fluctuate according the controllers’ whims. We believe this kind of spending is irresponsible, especially when considered in the light of the recent swath of cuts to frontline government services. Take, for example, the case of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). In 2012-2013, its advertising budget was increased by a large margin. The department even ran a com-

mercial during the advertising holy grail: The Super Bowl. On the other hand, HRSDC was one of the departments hardest hit by recent cutbacks. According the CBC, 5,106 full-time positions were eliminated in 2012. This accounts for just under half of the total federal government job losses, and has inevitably resulted in longer claim backlogs and greater difficulties reaching a telephone agent. We agree with a growing number of Canadians viewing this advertising campaign with suspicion. We believe it has less to do with informing the public about how to access legislated resources, and more with spreading a politicized message concerning the current government’s handling of the global economic crisis and its surrounding issues. We feel the advertising budget would be better spent improving access to government services. Furthermore, if public service announcements are required, their focus should be on informing citizens of broader government plans, rather than citing boutique tax credits as sterling examples of government effectiveness.

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The Lakeside Community Garden, located at the corner of Days and Front Roads, will be hosting an open house on March 27, from 5-7pm at Centre 70. Sign up for gardening space will be available at this time (6x10 plots available. Payment due at time of signing and cash only please). Half plots also available. For more information, contact lakesidegarden70@ or join us on Facebook at

end of June. We have clubs that practice out of Gananoque SS, Frontenac SS, RegiopolisNotre Dame, Lasalle SS and Sydenham HS. Age divisions: Bantam (1999, 2000), Pee Wee (2001, 2002), Atom: (2003, 2004). For more information email – monsourd@limestone., follow us @timfltweets or like us on Facebook.

Throughout the month of March, the Epilepsy Resource Centre will be participating in a Pesky Pennies campaign, hosted at the three Kingston Community Credit Union locations within the city of Kingston. Community members are encouraged to drop off their unwanted pesky pennies in support of epilepsy awareness at any KCCU branch. Branch locations: 795 Gardiners Road, 18 Market Street, 1201 Division Street. GriefShare. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. The group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at Westside Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, and Thursday afternoons from 1-2:30 p.m. at Bayridge Alliance Church in the Fireside Room. For more information or to register call 613-384-7306 or email the The Thousand Islands Fine Art Association is having an exhibition and Sale now until March 31, at the Kingston School of Art’s Window Art Gallery, Victoria at Princess. Spencer Evans performs Friday, March 22 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. at The Standeasy, 193 Ontario St. at Clarence Street. Whiskey River takes the stage Saturday, March 23 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Shuffleboard, Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. followed by a Bluegrass Jam from 7-9:30 p.m. Darts Wednesday, March 27 from 8-11 p.m. The Sonny Slide Maddams perform Thursday, March 28 from 8-11 p.m. It’s Soccer time again. Online registration for Frontenac Soccer is now available online at U5 through U21. Registration deadline is March 31. Early Bird Discount until March 20. Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Call Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups, 613-3842134. 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 613-548-7936 or 613-389-0968. Registration for the Thousand Islands Minor Football League 2013 spring football season is now open at Registration is on a first come first serve basis. The season runs from mid-April (pre-season practices) until the

Beginner Yoga Classes - Ladies Only - West Kingston - Wednesday evenings, 6:45 - 8 p.m. or Friday mornings, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Start any time - For more info please contact Sharon Price @ 384-1547 or sharonruthprice@gmail. com. Shout Sister Choir welcomes new members. Practices are Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kingston Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St. DivorceCare Support Group: You don’t have to go through it alone. DivorceCare is a 13 week support group for anyone who is going through the pain of separation or divorce. Meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. at Westside Fellowship Church (1021 Woodbine Rd.), starting Feb. 13. For more information contact Julia at 613-384-7306 or outreach@ or go to Bereaved Families of Ontario - Kingston Region Mourning Coffee: The opportunity to join other bereaved individuals for casual coffee-break chat. Please phone 613-634-1230 for more information.Held Tuesday, March 26 from 10–11 a.m., upstairs in the Trillium Room at Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home – Township Chapel, 435 Davis Drive. Please park in the left-side lot and use the right-side main entrance.



Giant Book & Music Sale. Volunteers are needed to help sort donated books, CDs, and puzzles for the Seniors Association’s Giant Book & Music Sale. Volunteers also needed for the sale which takes place at The Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St on April 12 & 13. Call Readers Rendezvous Wednesday March 27, Jean Lawson at 613.548.7810. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For hair-raising tales, join local authors Heather Browne, Kay Rogers, The Arthritis Society is offering a free workand Judy Wearing for selected readings on shop for individuals with osteoarthritis of the body hair, flying escapades, and moose call- hips and knees. Called Stay Active – Maning. Guaranteed to bring out the kid in you . . age Osteoarthritis Pain, and led by a physio. or the beast. The Seniors Centre, 56 Francis therapist, the three-hour workshop will cover osteoarthritis, relieving pain and stiffness, St., 613-548-7810. activity and weight management and commuQuill Lecture Series March 24 at 2 p.m. in nity resources. The workshop will be held on Goodes Hall, 143 Union St. Death and Mr. Tuesday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m. at our office Disraeli, A Revisionist View of His Early at 308 Wellington St., Suite 100. To register, Career. Mel Wiebe, Professor Emeritus, De- or for more information, please call 613-546partment of English, Queen’s University. For 2546, ext. 1601. Please register early, as space is limited. more info call 613-549-1910. 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

Bluegrass weekly jam every Thursday 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 call Sandra 613-546-1509. Join the drum circle at Ben’s Pub (105 Clergy St.) every Sunday from 8-10 p.m. No experience necessary. This is a casual, come-whenyou-can circle open to all. Bring hand drums, shakers, flutes, and other instruments. If you don’t have any, we have extras. Come play or just sit back and watch. Free. Wheelchair accessible.

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 613Overcomer’s Assembly Prayer Room, 1187 389-6120. Princess St. Kingston will have their church open for personal prayer times Tuesday to Fri- The Kingston Heirloom Quilters welcomes day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. new members. We meet 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at St. John’s Anglican Friday night karaoke March 22 hosted by R&R Church Hall, 41 Church St., in Portsmouth Karaoke from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the lounge of Village. Guests are welcome. Please bring a the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 734 lunch and enjoy the company of fellow quilMontreal St. All welcome. Small cover charge ters throughout the day. Learn to quilt or imfor non-members. Jeff Code and Silver Wings prove your skills in a friendly, relaxed group. perform in the main hall Saturday, March 23 2013 Winter/Spring Dates: March 21, April 2, April 18. For further information please visit from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Cover at the door. our website at Seniors Walk to the Beat Plus Stretch and Strength six week courses mornings. Modified Seniors Community Club #523 Centre 70, Yoga-Fit with all standing poses and activities. corner of Days and Front Road. Shuffleboard Join us at 50+ Fitness. For location and addi- and Bridge Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, tional info. please call Dee at 613-389-6540. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. New members welcome. Women’s Shelter’s fundraising, offering: Golf clinics Saturday and Wednesday mornings, Are you sick? Depressed? You are welcome designed to improve distance/accuracy of the to Kingston Healing Clinic where trained ball, as well as addressing injuries specific to personnel will pray for you. Every Monday golf. For location and additional info please between 6-9 p.m. 999 Sydenham Rd., Kingston. Third Day Worship Centre. We believe in call Dee at 613-389-6540. miracles. VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise classes. Come and Bath Artisans will be having a show and sale join our fun and friendly low impact fitness at Town-Coffee Plus, 4501 Bath Rd., Amherstclasses designed for Seniors. Classes include view, daily until April 30.

Kingston ticipants will have the opportunity to play and learn about the pipe organ. Registration is free. To register contact: RCCO.kingston@gmail. com<>. Visit<http://www.>. Kingston Chapter Sunshine Foundation Dreams for Kids 3rd Annual Indoor Garage Sale, BBQ and homemade baked goods. March 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 192 Hickson Ave, (rear entrance). Something for everyone. Please come out and help support our local kids that have severe physical disabilities or life threatening illnesses. Further info and/or to donate items, 613-389-3352.

Kingston & District Trap, Skeet & Sporting Clays Club Butter Tart Extension Fun Shoot, Saturday, March 23. 1st Squad: 9 a.m. Lunch and dinner available, prizes, raffle draw, bragging rights, camaraderie. RSVP before March Will doing the foxtrot keep me sharp? Learn 16. Mary Groenewegen, 613-876-4225 or 613about delaying or preventing the cognitive 372-2428; changes that occur with aging. A free public information session with Dr. Angela Garcia, Spring Craft and Bake Sale, Saturday, March Director, Memory Disorders Clinic, Hotel 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Church Dieu Hospital, 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, March in Odessa (63 Factory St. behind Royal Bank). 26, Wilson Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Admission is free to the public. Attention: Library, 130 Johnson St. Details: 613-544- Tables are still available. Anyone wishing to 3400, ext. 3380. book a table, please contact David Shane at 613-386-7556 for further details. There will Canadian Blood Services blood donor clinic be tables setup for donations of new or gently every Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-7 p.m. used items to be sold with proceeds going to Thursday clinics, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: 850 the Children’s Wish Foundation at KGH. CanGardiners Rd., Unit B. teen will be open. Frontenac County Childcare Centre at Lancaster Drive Public School, a home away from home offering licenced childcare programs led by Registered Early Childhood Educators. Preschool program: 2.5 to 6 years of age. New toddler program: 18 months to 2.5 years of age. Play based program that follows the children’s interests: literacy, drama, science, math, fine and gross motor, music, sensory, learning circle, school readiness. Visit us at 1020 Lancaster Dr. or call 613-634-1318 for more information. Kings Town Trekkers walk Sunday, March 24 from the Kingston YMCA. Registration at 1:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Walk begins at 2 p.m. Had enough of winter? The Brewpub’s 16th annual Brewer’s Welly Boot Chuck takes place Saturday, March 23. First toss is at 2 p.m.. Teams of 5 compete to see who can throw the welly the farthest. Each team must have a minimum of two males or two females. Prizes are for best combined team distance, best female distance and best male distance. Prizes also awarded for team spirit and costumes. Proceeds going to Hospice Kingston. Entry forms available at the bar. Get your throwing arm in shape! Pedals, Pipes and Pizza. The Royal Canadian College of Organists presents an afternoon workshop introducing the pipe organ on Saturday, March 23 at First Baptist Church, 110 Sydenham St . (Sydenham at Johnson). Par-

Kingston Shrine Club Roast Beef Dinner March 22 from 5-7 p.m. at the Shine Club, 3260 Princess St. at Collins Bay Road. Everyone welcome. Saturday, March 23 - Meeting of Kingston Branch, United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada. We meet at St. Paul’s Church Hall, corner of Montreal and Queen streets, and start with an optional sandwich and squares lunch come for 11:30 a.m. for 12 lunch. The meeting proper will begin at 1 p.m. The topic is “Show and Tell” - members are invited to bring Loyalist-related artifacts and talk briefly about the items and their Loyalist family. This is always fun: at a similar past meeting, artifacts ranged from a locket to a horse-drawn plow! Our extensive branch library on the Loyalists will also be available from noon onward for browsing and reading. Anyone interested in learning more about the Loyalists is very welcome to attend. For further info call Carol at 613-5462256. The Baha’i Community of Kingston welcomes everyone to an informal discussion about on the topic “Tests & Difficulties” Saturday, March. 23 at 2:30 p.m. at 99 York St. Further info: bahais@kingston.net613-634-0767. Hymn St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Palm Sunday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at 130 Clergy St. Come and sing the well known ageless hymns.


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Arena naming rights:

One stays the same, another gets longer title By Bill Hutchins Reporter

EMC News – Kingston’s multiplex will have the same name for another five years. Invista Canada has agreed to keep its corporate title attached to the four-pad arena on Gardiners Road. It was the only company that submitted a new offer for naming rights to the multiplex at a cost of $221,000 over five years. “As this was one of the City’s first naming rights experiences, there was no renewal clause contained in the existing agreement,” according to a staff report to council March 19. The city opened the naming deal to bidders earlier this year, and Invista’s offer was only one received by the submission deadline of February 20. Invista’s current sponsorship deal expires at the end of April, and the new agreement will ensure the facility will continue to be known as the Invista Centre until 2018. The naming rights fee is worked into the Invista Centre’s operating budget, which still requires an annual tax

subsidy of $983,000. Meanwhile, there will be an adjustment to the corporate name that’s attached to the downtown sports and entertainment centre. The name will be rebranded to ‘Rogers K-Rock Centre’ to reflect an ownership change at the local radio station. “In order to reflect their corporate identity, Rogers has expressed a desire to change the name of the facility from the “K-Rock Centre” to the “Rogers K-Rock Centre” and to amend the signage and logos, at their cost,” according to properties commissioner Denis Leger. Three exterior marquee signs will be altered to reflect the new and longer title, while interior logos will be changed as well. The deal, which is supported by arena operator SMG Canada, was expected to get city council’s approval this week. K-Rock Centre owns the naming rights to the city’s flagship arena for ten years, and is midway through its deal. According to the original terms, the radio station will give the city up to $3.3 million in cash and in-kind

services. K-Rock will spend $1.7 million in cash for the actual naming rights ($150,000 a year with a 3 percent annual escalation), plus another $1.6 million for ‘in kind’ products or services such as free advertising. K-Rock also gets a corporate suite that includes seating for 12 with a private bar and television screens, 12 days a year to use the entire facility rent-free, 24 complimentary tickets to all shows (excluding Kingston Frontenacs games), plus name recognition on all printed material and wayfinding signs. The city is also pursuing the sale of corporate naming rights to its Outdoor Aquatic Centre, which has attracted over 30,000 visitors since it opened in 2011. It’s unclear how much money the city hopes to raise through a corporate donor at its only outdoor aquatic centre, but it would like a naming rights deal to be finalized in time for when the aquatic centre reopens at the end of May. Interested bidders were taken on a tour of the pool and waterslide facility last week. The deadline for submissions is March 27.

Spring Sensations puppet shows at Kingston Frontenac Public Library EMC Events - Young visitors to the Kingston Frontenac Public Library had an opportunity to enjoy puppet shows as part of Spring Sensations during March Break. Megan Wehlau, 4, and Sam Prevost, 4, get a preview of a show about to begin from Puppeteers Sarah Balint and Marilyn Ottenhof at the Central Branch last Wednesday afternoon.

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Kingston Orchid Society Annual Auction fundrasier Sunday, March 24 from 2-5 p.m. at the Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Ave. Our Annual Auction fundraiser gives everyone the opportunity to purchase quality orchids at bargain prices and get advice from experienced growers! All types of orchids - Cattleyas, Phragmipedium, Paphiopedilum, pots, potting media, accessories and more! Come and see what’s available and enhance your collection or simply get started growing orchids! Contact person: Gwenneth Howard, 613-389-0861, gwenneth.howard@ or luv.a.k9dogschool@gmail. com.

Relationship Ends’. Meet new friends in a confidential, non-dating atmosphere, rebuild your confidence, and gain tools for successful relationships. Starts Thursday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for 11 weeks. Call 613-549-7850 to register. Visit www. for more information.

The Ongwanada Auxiliary will host its annual Easter Bake Sale on Wednesday, March 27, starting at 9 a.m. Visit the Ongwanada Resource Centre Auditorium at 191 Portsmouth Ave. to purchase tasty treats, with proceeds going to programs that support Ongwanada clients. The Ongwanada Auxiliary is a volunteer association which raises funds in support of Ongwanada clients through special events and by operating a weekday canteen and gift shop at the Resource Centre. Ongwanada is a non-profit organization which provides services and supports to over 600 individuals with a developmental disability and their families in Kingston and eastern Ontario. For details call 613-548-4417 or

from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Grace Centre in Sydenham. This is an opportunity for those who are Caregivers to enjoy a cup of coffee/tea with other Caregivers in a safe and supportive environment. It is possible, with prior arrangements, to bring your loved one with you who will be cared for by caring and qualified staff of the Adult Day Service. For more information please contact Mary Gaynor-Briese, Caregiver Support at 613376-6477.

Open Mic Night every Friday at the Storrington Centre Fire Hall in Sunbury, 7-10 p.m. Old and new country, gospel, bluegrass and more. No cover charge.

39 Club of Kingston Dance Friday, March 22. Music by Top Shelf. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Collins Bay Royal Canadian Legion 631, 4034 Bath Rd. Singles and Couples welcome. Dress Code in effect. FunFit Aerobics at Edith Rankins United Church. Registration & First Class, 9:15 a.m. Spring Session: Tuesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 28. Classes every Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. FunFit Fitball held on Wednesday mornings, 9:15 a.m. at Edith Rankin United Church.Next Spring Session commencing Wednesday, March 27 . For more info: call Janice at 613-384-3181, Are you recovering from a separation or divorce? Register now for the next Rebuilding Group at K3C Community Counselling Centre. This program is based on the best-selling book ‘Rebuilding When Your

The India-Canada Association of Kingston invites all to a celebration and showcase of Indo-Canadian culture on Sunday March 24, at Duncan MacArthur Hall, Queen’s West Campus. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for mingling and information booths. The show starts at 2:30 p.m. Free admission for children under 8. We will have music and dance (classical to bhangara to Bollywood) from young children to Queen’s students and local artists. For more infor- T’ai Chi Chih, twenty gentle movements that mation, please refer to www.icakingston. promote health of body, mind and spirit. Beginners’ Level One, 7 lessons, at 1200 Princom. cess St. at 4:20 p.m. Fridays, starting March 8 Cataraqui Canoe Club - Saturday, March (omit Mar. 15, 29). Everyone is a beginner, so 24 - Lower Salmon Whitewater Paddle. there is careful, patient instruction. Phone Sr. An early spring event for whitewater en- Kay, 613-544-4525 x175, or e-mail to sr.kay. thusiasts, starting at Roblin and continuing for 12 km to Kingsford through swifts and Class 1-2 rapids with two short portages. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631, Collins Experience and suitable equipment is es- Bay, is proud to present Showman’s Karaoke sential as the water will be cold. Call 613- March 22 from 7-11 p.m. Euchre every Sunday at 1 p.m. Registration at 12:30 p.m. Info: 767-6513, 613-389-6605. Hearing Health Clinic. The Canadian Hearing Society answers questions and provides help with your hearing loss and hearing aid. March 21 (3rd Thursday Southern Frontenac Community Services monthly) at The Seniors Centre. Call Corporation offers a Caregiver Support Drop-in the second Tuesday of every month 613.548.7810 for an appointment.

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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

Bedford’s Bi-Weekly Open Mike and Jam Session, 1-5 p.m. March 24 at Bedford Community Hall, 1381 Westport Rd. Featuring Bluegrass,Country, Gospel and more. Info, at 613-374-2614. Ham Supper at the Parham United Church C. E. building on March 23 from 5-7 p.m. Children under the age of six are free. Sponsored by the P. U. C. board of stewards. Bring a friend. Proclamation-The Word of the Lord. Trinity United Church, 2170 Unity Rd, Elginburg, is hosting a Proclamation-Reading the Gospels and Acts. March 22, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and March 23, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Come and read. Come and listen. Groups or individuals, there is a place for all. Refreshments served. Contact Kim at 542 0605.

SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise class every Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the Grace Centre, 4295 Stagecoach Rd. in Sydenham. Fun, Low Impact fitness class, no mat work. Call Joanne at 613-634-0130 ext. 414 or email Music night with the Mill Creek Bluegrass Band. Gospel, bluegrass, and country music. March 22 Theme Dance at the Golden Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at Inverary United Links Hall Harrowsmith. $25.00 gift card Church (4681 Latimer Rd.). Freewill offering for best St. Patty’s green costume. Call for General Fund. Refreshments will be served. Sharon, 613-372-1274 or Wayne, 613-35825833. Palm Sunday, March 24 – St. Paul’s at 9:15 a.m. Trinity at 11 a.m. Sharbot Lake Farmers Market winter market will take place on the 1st and 3rd Satur- The Independent Order of Oddfellows presdays of the month, January through April, ents a Jewell Night Saturday, March 23 at the from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Oso Comu- Golden Links Hall in Harrowmith. Presentanity Hall, 1107 Garrett St. tions-7 p.m.

Christian voices unite for charity By Hollie Pratt-Campbell

gether in this way is something that has been important to him during his entire career as a reverend. “I’m a Presbyterian minister so I get paid by the Presbyterian church,” he says. “But I’m also paid to be available to people of the greater community...What is really bothersome to me is if churches are in competition. I don’t feel we need to be on competition. I would like people to be a part of churches working together.” Boonstra explains that the cooperation and togetherness exemplified by both the Hymn Festival and the multi-denominational charities it will support are at the heart of the Christian faith. “Jesus says that we are to be the salt of the world,” he says. “And salt gives a good flavour. I do not think that we should change the world into salt - that’s too salty. But I think that Christians working together to serve the community makes for a more enriched community and a healthier community. Our task is not to try to draw people into our own group...but to be there to say, ‘how can we serve the community?’” In this spirit, Boonstra hopes as many people as possible will come join St. Andrew’s for the Hymn Festival: “I’d love to see people come out to this because 20 people singing together is really nice, but it’s so powerful when 200 or even 300 people come out. It adds so much to it. I think most of the churches are struggling with attendance and the groups are always small, so once in a while it’s encouraging to have a large number. It brings some enthusiasm and excitement.”

EMC Events - Few things are more powerful than music to bring people together for a great cause. Reverend Tony Boonstra of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is intent on using this power to unite Kingston’s Christian community, and help out those in need while doing so, by holding a special Hymn Festival Sunday at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s. The theme of the evening will be the well-known, ageless hymns that hold a special place in the hearts of Christians from all denominations. Boonstra is hoping to bring together hundreds of voices to sing hymns such as Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art and What A Friend We Have in Jesus. “I meet people all the time that are looking to have the old hymns sung,” he says. “Most of the churches continue to bring in new hymns that relate quite a bit to the present-day context, but some of these old favourites that people remember from childhood have emotional appeal...they bring back a lot of memories.” There will be no charge for the event, but people are encouraged to make contributions to the Kingston Street Mission and the Sunday evening meals program, both of which are run out of St. Andrew’s but organized by Christians of all denominations, as well as to bring a non-perishable items for the food bank. “I don’t want the Christian community to come together to support St. Andrew’s,” Boonstra notes. “We want to give them the opportunity to do something that everybody in the community can tap into.” Reverend Tony Boonstra. He explains that bringing religions toPhoto/Hollie Pratt-Campbell



City wants to recognize Remarkable Recyclers

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This spring, the City is again running its Remarkable Recyclers program, which recognizes expert waste sorters for their good work diverting waste from landfill. Households can register to participate by emailing, or by calling the City’s Customer Service Centre at 613-546-0000 by April 2.

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Participating households will have their curbside collectibles audited for sorting accuracy the week of April 8 to 12 – that’s the week before Earth Week. If you have sorted your waste correctly and set out one bag of garbage or less, your household will get new “Remarkable Recycler” Blue and Grey Boxes, and your name will be entered in a random draw for a Kobo e-reader. To be eligible, participants must live in a single family home with curbside recycling and garbage pick-up. Be reminded what to put out when: Don’t know where it goes? Use the Waste Sorting Lookup at

On March 4 and 6 the City hosted public information sessions on a Sustainable Turfcare Management Plan which included a recommendation that the development of turf naturalization areas be considered within 27 candidate parks. Based on public feedback, five (5) parks were identified as appropriate pilot sites for a managed turf naturalization program. Pilot projects test new initiatives from which effectiveness and public satisfaction are measured. The following five sites are each proposed to contain one area of naturalization. No trees are proposed to be removed under the program. The pilot sites are proposed within the following parks: • Cloverdale, Edenwood, Lawrence, Meadowbrook and Snider Parks. Turf naturalization is part of a sustainability initiative and is recommended for areas within our parks that are: not actively programmed; adjacent to watercourses; steeply graded; or are in areas which have proven difficult to maintain. Turf naturalization promotes the practice of establishing meadow grass areas and maintaining them seasonally. The areas selected for naturalization would be over seeded with meadow seed blends chosen to respond well to local conditions. Debris and noxious weeds would be removed as needed. For additional information or questions please contact: Kristine Hebert, Parks & Open Space Planning Coordinator Recreation & Leisure Services Department Community Services Group OR 613-546-4291 ext. 1256


Kingstonians have become experts at sorting their waste into the Green Bin, Blue Box and Grey Box – but only a select few have been recognized by the City as being truly “Remarkable Recyclers.”


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This dragon is friendly For anyone familiar with House of Dragon, you probably know Hui Lai Na (Lorna), the hostess who always greeted you at the previous location. She’s still on staff. Lorna’s been there 13 years. I asked her why she’s stayed so long. “If I wasn’t here, I wouldn’t be happy,” she said. “I come to work and it makes me happy to be here.” Lorna has a gentle kindness about her and I was relieved to see that she was still with House of Dragon in its new location. House of Dragon operates buffet style and the selection is diverse. Everything’s deliciously fresh. The moo goo gai pan features crisp veggies. The black pepper steak is tender. One of my favourite items is the tofu with mixed vegetables. That’s probably because I love bok choy, and the dish featured the baby type. The base of the bok choy was crisp and obviously fresh. The wanton soup, vegetable chow mein, Singapore lo mein, chicken fried rice and even the plain soft noodles are second to none. I wanted to try as many items as possible, so had small portions of almost everything. I have to admit, I did go back for seconds of the chicken balls. And the Singapore lo mein. And the tofu with mixed vegetables. I can’t get enough of good bok choy. I put Simon Leung on the spot and asked about his own favourites. “The pepper steak, barbecue pork and Singapore lo mein,” he said. “At the buffet, we try to feed everyone with lots of different foods. There’s something there for everyone.” He’s not kidding. In fact, you’ll find many non-Chinese specialties like home fries, onion rings,

cheese pizza and chicken wings in the large smorgasbord. The deep fried shrimp, fish or other fried items all had a light, crisp breading. Light in colour and thickness, the breading complements each item, rather than overpowering it. I didn’t try them, but my 15-yearold daughter, Maureen, loved the onion rings. Like anything else that’s lightly breaded at House of Dragon, the onion rings were nicely crisp and not greasy. Maureen said they were much better than what you get at fast food chains. If you’re in a breakfast mood, in addition to eggs, waffles (Simon makes them at the breakfast section himself, right in front of you), French toast, bacon and sausage, there are fresh blueberries, pineapple slices, orange wedges, strawberries, shrimp salad, shrimp dumpling and—best ever—pickled ginger. There’s also wasabi and sushi. The mixed salad at the breakfast section of the buffet didn’t scrimp on the fresh baby spinach. All the greens in the salad looked like they’d just been picked from the garden. The dessert selection is ample. There are several types of ice cream, with assorted toppings. You’ll find apple pie, black forest cake, honey twists, chocolate chip cookies and almond cookies. I talked to two girls who were at the dessert counter with their parents. Megan, 10, squealed with joy when she saw jellybeans included in the topping section at the ice cream bar. “Oooh, best topping ever,” she said. I asked how they liked the main courses. Her sister, Brigita, 13, answered. “I’m happy,” she said. “And Megan’s happy, and mom and dad are happy, so it’s gotta be a good place. Even the old

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ladies at the table beside us are having fun.” I talked to some elderly folks (not the “old ladies at the next table”) as they were leaving. I asked what they thought. “Very lovely,” said one. “We’ll be coming back regularly.” “That is the best buffet you’ll find,” said her friend. House of Dragon is doing something right when they can please young ladies, old ladies, middle agers and families. The only complaint I had at the previous site was the lack of parking, especially in the summer along Gananoque’s main street. They’ve taken care of that

at their new facility. “This is a much better location,” said Leung. “There’s parking, especially for buses. It’s a good location with easy access from the 401. It’s easier for people to do pickup, and we have more space.” They have three dining areas now. In the warm weather, they’ll be opening an outdoor patio. I’ll be going back soon. Like next week. House of Dragon is located at 790 King Street East in Gananoque. Reservations are not required, but if you want to make sure you have a table, you can call 613-382-3636. Grey Shield Plans available through Provincial Funeral Insurance Service Corp 1300 Lower Beverly 13-Lyndurst ON K0E-1N0

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EMC Lifestyle - The Chinese dragon is a powerful and benevolent creature. Revered, the dragon controls the waters of the world and wards off evil spirits. It offers protection and brings good luck. It’s certainly worked well for House of Dragon in Gananoque. The restaurant has always been my favourite Chinese eatery in the region. Keeping things fresh is part of their philosophy. So is Chinese tradition, including the name. “The dragon in Chinese culture is a very special figure,” said Simon Leung, owner of House of Dragon, explaining why he chose the name. “It is a very traditional symbol in China, so everyone knows we are a Chinese restaurant.” House of Dragon has a new location, but the food is just as good as at their previous site along Gan’s main drag. It’s still on King Street, but further east. At most Chinese restaurants, trying to find the chicken in chicken balls is like trying to find the tiny prize inside a Cracker Jack package. Not so at House of Dragon, where the chicken balls are made on the premises and feature a good size chuck of white chicken inside a thinner breaded layer than you’re used to. Not greasy. “We try to make the batter so it’s not thick or heavy,” said Leung. Leung immigrated to Canada with his family in the 1970s. After working in Toronto restaurants for about ten years, in 1990, Simon Leung had an opportunity to open his own dining establishment along Gananoque’s King Street. Not long ago, they moved to their new location. “We have friendly staff,” said Leung. “And the food is fresh. It’s all homemade.”

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City plans new fee model for public transit & permit parking Reporter

EMC News – Get ready for higher rates next year if you ride the bus or park in downtown Kingston. The city’s transportation department is proposing a new fee schedule to coincide with the launch of express Kingston Transit service and the pending loss of hundreds of downtown parking lot spaces to development. “When all of the blocks in the North Block area are developed, a total of 561 surface public parking spaces will be eliminated over the next several years,” according to a detailed report that’s been approved by the environment, infrastructure and transportation committee. The report now moves to city council for final approval. To offset the loss of parking spaces, and encourage more commuters to use Kingston Transit, staff recommend a new rate structure. Among the proposed changes; -boost all monthly parking permit fees in municipal lots to at least 10 percent higher than the cost of a regular monthly transit pass, -establish new downtown permit zones with varying rates to reflect low demand and prime parking spaces, -increase the price of a one-way adult cash bus fare by 25-cents, to $2.75, -introduce a weekday commuter pass for $62 a month (Monday-Friday unlimited), plus a four-day convention/event bus pass for $8, -no change for metered parking, event parking and residential street permit rates. City officials defend the move to impose higher monthly permit fees - an increase of $10 to $16 depending on the location – to encourage more transit ridership.

“The coordination of parking and transit strategies will assist in supporting and encouraging public transit use and can help reduce the demand for parking,” said the report by transportation director Sheila Kidd. To help cushion the financial impact of higher monthly permits for daily commuters, the city intends to phase-in the increases over two years, with half of the increase effective January 1, 2014 and the other half starting June 1, 2015. For example, a standard monthly permit rate of $68.79 will rise to $73.65 next year, and then $78.50 in 2015. City officials say the extra revenue collected from higher monthly permits will be funnelled into the bus operation over the next few years to help pay for express service. The faster service will launch this fall between the west end and downtown, followed by two other express routes serving the east and central areas of Kingston in 2015. Studies show the vast majority of commuters still rely on their cars to get to work downtown, with only four-percent of commuters taking transit. The city’s goal is to boost transit usage among commuters to 11 percent by 2026 by making the bus service more reliable and faster. Boosting permit fees is one strategy that will attract more “choice” riders to consider other forms of transportation such as Kingston Transit, the report concludes. There is no exact timeline for the loss of hundreds of surface parking spaces in the North Block area, which will depend on the pace of future development. However, the city is actively marketing the block across from K-Rock Centre - bounded by Ontario Street, Queen Street, King Street and The Tragically Hip Way – to private investors for commercial and residential development. This block has 170 parking spaces.


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EMC Events – In it’s first year, the event saw more than 300 people attend, and over $9,000 raised for the United Way KFL&A. On April 6, the United Way Next Gen’s celebration of beer, whiskey and music will return to the Grand Theatre. “We’re really trying to listen to some of the feedback that we received last year to make this year’s even better,” said Erin Nolan, co-chair of the Next Gen cabinet and its events committee. As with last year’s inaugural event, this year’s Sociable will feature food and beverage vendors serving up samples of their wares and live entertainment by local musicians. “We’re aiming to have 11 beer vendors this year, so at least about 20 beers will be able to be sampled,” Nolan explained. In addition, she revealed that six whiskeys will be available for tasting. “Our whiskey tasting aspect of the event has proven to be quite popular. Last year we received the feedback from our attendees that they wanted to actually have more whiskeys at the event. We had three last year, and we’re doubling that this year; we’re going to have six whiskeys to be able to provide quite a diverse sampling.” Beer and whiskey connoisseurs will also be on hand to provide tours and information sessions throughout the event, and a selection of food will be on hand for attendees to pair with their beverages. While last year’s event featured a formal stage set up in the Baby Grand theatre, Nolan said some changes have been

made to this year’s entertainment. “We are going to have three or four smaller bands this year… this year we are making it a bit more intimate and a little more interactive with patrons, so the performances are going to be in the main space itself.” The entire event will utilize the lobby spaces of the theatre venue. The entire focus of the event is to celebrate regional beer, whiskey and music in the company of friends in a casual and fun atmosphere. It’s a concept that has resonated with Next Gen’s target demographic. “They like going out, they like to have an excuse to get together with friends and having a couple of drinks and try out different stuff,” Nolan said of those between the ages of 25 and 40. “The overwhelming response from people [last year] was that they had a great time and that they couldn’t wait to do it again this year.” Noland said organizers had high hopes for the event in its inaugural year and were pleased with its success. This year, they are hoping to see even more people attend the event, to the tune of 400. “The fact that we can do something that has so much interest in the community and that all the funds go toward a really worthwhile cause is great,” she said. Tickets for this year’s Sociable are $25 and can be purchased at the Grand Theatre box office, 218 Princess St.; by phone at 613-530-2050; or online at Each ticket includes five tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase during the event, which runs from 1-7 p.m. For addition information about this event or Next Gen, visit, or nextgen/.


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Mary became talented at bringing herself to another place Mary Cook Columnist

EMC Lifestyle - At an early age, I developed an ability that I thought at the time, saved me from many a disappointment, worry and even heartache, and put me in another world. It took a lot of patience, and a great deal of practice, and much trial and error, but when I had perfected the exercise, it gave me great satisfaction and peace of mind. Through deep concentration, and forcing my mind away from an unpleasant situation, I was able to move my thoughts from the source of my anguish, and into a more pleasant place. This time of year, many was the time I had to put into practice this talent I had developed. The ice was gone out of the Bonnechere and the current was fast, and the mud pout could be seen

from the shore. The three brothers had been watching the spring breakup for weeks, and now the time had finally come.   I hated the very thought of the method used by the brothers to catch the fish.  Using spears, some of which were made from a pitchfork from the barn, they straddled an old tree that had fallen across the river at a narrow point, and stabbed them without mercy. When the mud pout became part of our supper, Mother, aware of my squeamish stomach, would put a slice of meat on my plate, or let me have scrambled eggs.  And as I sat at the supper table, I would put into place my talent. I would picture in my mind pieces of bologna, my very favourite treat, sitting on the platter of mud pout in front of me.  And even when my hateful brother Emerson would smack his lips for my benefit, I was able to change in my mind, the picture of the mud pout and turn it into bologna. This talent was put to good use at the Northcote School on more than one occasion too.  If bad Mar-

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band playing and singing their rousing hymns. I would be able to block out the frightening sounds around me, and sleep would come. This escape talent came to good use on Sundays too. We sat in the front pew at church. Our minister, a giant of a man, would come swooping down the aisle and climb into the little cubicle raised above the floor, scanning the congregation before he said a word. I was sure he was singling me out with his eyes, and knew every sin I had committed since the Sunday before. His thundering voice shook the rafters, and his enormous surplus billowed out as he waved his arms, looking for all the world like a large black bird. That’s when I would look over his head to a spot on the blue painted wall. I would pretend I was an angel, and my mission in life, in my mind, was to help the starving Armenians.  These were the people Mother always said we took the food right out of their mouths if we didn’t eat everything on our plates.  I thought they lived in Arnprior.  So when I took on the role in

my mind’s eye of this little floating angel high in our church, I pictured myself doing good deeds. The fear of the minister vanished. Every Friday afternoon without fail, Miss Crosby read from a storybook she would bring to the Northcote School. There was no such thing as a library at the one-room schoolhouse back in the ’30s.  I would sit enthralled...not so much with the story, but from the sound of Miss Crosby’s sweet voice as she read from the book.  She read with such inflection, you could picture yourself right inside the story.  And it was then I would again transport my mind to another place.  I would picture myself all grown up, far away from Northcote and the one-room schoolhouse.  In my mind’s eye I would be standing before great crowds of people, and I would be telling stories. The stories wouldn’t come from a book but would be of my own creation. Such were the unachievable dreams of a young child of the ’30s.  All made possible through the simple act of imagination.



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High Rollers: OLG gets shortlist of casino operators for this region Continued from page 1

sand Islands) represents a valuable commercial opportunity that has not been fully exploited,” according to the pre-qualification document. The stakes are high for the chosen casino operator. The Kingston/Thousand Islands has a population base of 250,000, plus 90,000 in the Belleville area and another 135,000 in Peterborough. The provincial gambling agency says the preferred operator can choose to take over the existing Thousand Islands casino or find a new site in this zone, but the final selection must be agreed on by the operator, OLG and the host municipality. Beach says if Kingston is selected there will be a lengthy planning process since the city

doesn’t currently have any zoning that allows a commercial casino. “They would have to get appropriate zoning approvals. It can take, with public notice, a minimum of 6 to 8 months.” That could push the planning approval process into the summer of 2014, just before the start of a civic election campaign. Despite issues surrounding a ‘lame duck’ council, Beach says politicians would still have authority to make planning decisions prior to the next election in October 2014. The mayor isn’t convinced the OLG’s timelines are firm. “Their timelines are all over the board. My sense is with a new premier things got delayed.” If a provincial election is called within the next year, the OLG’s timetable could be delayed further until a new government is in place.

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dition to encouraging newcomers, Houle, who has been managing the restaurant for the last two years, also wants to provide activities for Kingstonians during the EMC Events - If you’re looking to liven up your colder months. The mystery dinners are a way of ennight on the town with something other than dinner and couraging people to go out and enjoy their city despite a movie, a murder mystery dinner evening may be just low temperatures. It’s a plan certainly seems to be working. the thing. On March 26 and 28, Aunt Lucy’s Restaurant “I’ve had people return and come to every single will be hosting an evening of drama, dining, and whodunits. While enjoying a three-course meal, guests can one,” Houle says of the dinners’ success so far. In addition to getting out in the community, the dinpuzzle over an elaborate caper and try to solve the mysners are also a way to support it. Aunt Lucy’s has been tery themselves. The theme of the evening will be “Resort to Murder,” in Kingston since 1947, consistently serving up quality and the plot will involve a grand Muskoka resort fall- fresh made biscuits, soups, desserts, and more. The menu ing into disrepair and a desperate ploy to sell it off. The for the mystery dinner will showcase much of what Aunt audience acts as the resort guests, witnessing a gala pro- Lucy’s is famous for: haddock, chicken marsala, bread motional weekend during which things take a turn for pudding, and other house-made specialties. Partners in Crime, the theatre troupe behind the the decidedly worse. In between dinner courses, theatre company Partners in Crime will stage vignettes from the mysteries, is also a local Kingston business. They are mystery. With the help of their tablemates and a few key a group of writers, actors, and stage staff that perform clues, diners take an (ahem) stab at the character they more than a dozen mystery plots all across southeastern Ontario for fundraisers, dinner parties, and corsurmise to be the killer. “It’s been so popular that I sell out every time,” says porate events. Houle himself will also be performing at the upAunt Lucy’s General Manager Trevor Houle. Houle has hosted several of these interactive dinner coming event, as he has an extensive theatre backexperiences in the past, and they’ve always been met ground in his own right. “My favourite part is being in it,” laughs Houle, with lots of enthusiasm. “What I’m trying to do is bring new people in,” he whose past roles in his dinners have included wellgoes on. The restaurant has a loyal clientele but, in ad- loved mystery archetypes such as The Butler. “It’s a lot of fun. It’s something different.” 15 years e xperience Call no If you’re up for to spea w something different and would like one of k to o to purchase tickets expertsur to one of the two dinner shows, contact Aunt Lucy’s Restaurant at 613Personal - Business - Farm 542-2729. Tickets are $60 and include three courses, entertainment, taxes, and NAPANEE KINGSTON 140 Industrial Blvd., beside Spuds Restaurant 1180 Clyde Court, Professional Investment Bldg. gratuities (alcohol not included.) 613-354-2385 613-887-2234

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now will remain open and we’ll run both. We’re building the new academy from the ground up and currently only have about 10 memberships but we’re confident it will increase. I think it’s in a really great area and I think there is a lot of potential with the military base and a high school in the area. The demographics of people that watch MMA or UFC are a little younger so we are hoping it works out well.” The facility will teach classes for all ages and ranges of MMA. “We are going to keep a similar structure to what we have at our current academy. We focus and teach the three ranges of MMA, which are striking, clench and ground, and we teach different areas within those ranges. We also teach a fourth component which includes all three ranges and involves sparring,” explained Wellstood. Wellstood is really passionate about Brazilian jujitsu and looks to pass that passion on in his studio and with the opening of the new Hayabusa Academy as well. His favourite part of running the studios is constantly learning and teaching. “I am super passionate about Brazilian jujitsu. I love to train and learn and I like being a student. When I can learn from others in the facility it’s really great. When I get the opportunity to learn and train at the same time, I value that the most.” Wellstood is also confident that the new facility will be a great addition to Kingston. “It’s going to be a fantastic fa-

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Popular deejays return to Kingston EMC Entertainment - There are some new, yet familiar, voices soaring through the airwaves around Kingston. Big Kris and the Boomer are back in town. The stars aligned for their return to Kingston radio. Off-air, they’re really Kris Bawden and Wendy Bouwma. Both have been involved with local radio for several years. Both left town for bigger markets. Their absence coincided with a dark phase (my words, not theirs) for Rogers Radio (K-Rock group of stations). So many deejays disappeared, if felt like someone had opened a trap door. Even the format on Jack Thompson’s morning show on 102.7 was changed. If the powersthat-be listen to the people on the street, in the coffee shops and chatting at malls, they’d hear that this little city needs idiosyncratic shows like Jack’s oldies, not another tedious pop music clone. Yet another crucial mistake occurred when Rogers Radio started to pipe in a morning show from Toronto for their 105.7 channel. Word on the street was not good for the K-Rock group. The only consistencies were the Big G and Mathews country show, Lisa

Ray and the news voice of Tony Orr. But things have started to look up. Wendy and Kris are glad to be part of that. “I started at K-Rock in December of 06,” said Kris. “I met Wendy when I was waiting for a meeting with G [Glenn Williams] to interview for a position at the station. I was in the lobby and Wendy was walking through. We introduced ourselves. For lack of a better term, we became drinking buddies. I knew her future husband and we all just hit it off.” When Wendy and Will married, Kris was the deejay at their wedding. Last year, Wendy headed to Oshawa to host a morning show. Kris had already moved to Hamilton for his own morning slot. They’re both glad to be back. “There’s not a better place in the summer than Kingston,” said Wendy. “And I’m from Odessa, so it’s good to be home.” Looks likes she’s settling in for the long haul. She and her husband bought their first house last week. Kris hails from the Ottawa Valley and attended Algonquin College for his radio training.

He shares Wendy’s views on Kingston. “My parents used to take me on vacation and we’d go to Fort Henry,” said Kris. “I love the fort and its history. I love working here. Wherever I go, I always come back. I want to stay put for a while. I’m in a city I love. I get to work with people like Wendy. Then there’s Tony Orr, a local legend, who is just so humble about it.” Wendy butts in. “I grew up on local,” said Wendy. “I used to listen to Tony and he would tell me when Santa was coming to town. Now we’re like the three amigos.” Wendy attended KCVI for the Focus radio program and completed her training at Loyalist College. From there it was straight to K-Rock, where she started with the road crew. She also worked as receptionist, did promo work, the news and some on-air work before landing her own show, Wendy B on KIX 93.5. Their musical tastes are far broader than anyone might anticipate. People might be surprised to learn that Big Kris plays bagpipes and Wendy’s into musical theatre? “I really want to do musical theatre,” she said. “In Oshawa, I

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group, the GTA” she said. “Kingston is a tight community and I missed that. My co-host on the morning show in Oshawa quit. I came home and said to my husband, ‘Can we go back home?’” “Same in Hamilton,” said Kris. “You lose the excitement when you don’t get out to meet people.” One of the radio pair’s Kingston stunts was the Polar Plunge on New Years Day. Kris jumped. Wendy didn’t. “He jumped in and I stood on the side and laughed,” said Wendy, not usually one to turn down a challenge. She’s done the plunge in the past. She admitted that she didn’t dive into the freezing water this year because she was sick and knew that she’d be off-air with strep throat if she’d jumped. Don’t rule out other challenges for her. “For me, anything that involves a stunt, I like to stretch myself to the limit,” she said. “I like to support any charity and community event I can. If someone says, ‘Hey Boomer, want to jump out of a

plane?’ I’m there.” She’s not kidding. She’s doing that next month. “You’re doing that on your own,” said Kris. “I’m not jumping out of a plane.” One of Kris’s sidelines is standup comedy and you’ll be able to see him in mid-April at the Time To Laugh Comedy Club. Wendy also scuba dives and loves demolition derbies. “I never thought I’d be a demo derby champion,” she said. “You definitely don’t want to tangle with her,” said Kris. “A few years ago, I was in one of the derby events with her and she clocked me. My head was spinning.” The Big Kris and Boomer show is irreverent. During their recent show about the history of Queen’s University, after hearing that the college opened with two professors and 13 students, Kris quipped, “With only two profs and 13 students, how did they manage to flip cars over during Homecoming?” As I said, irreverent. But very funny.

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EMC Events - For the sixth year in a row, Kingston Unplugged invites you to take a stand against climate change - and have some fun while doing so. At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, the City of Kingston will darken the lights around City Hall and surrounding blocks for one hour in a symbolic gesture demanding governments of the world to take action against climate change. All residents are encouraged to take part in Earth Hour, a World Wildlife Fund event now observed in 152 countries, by turning the lights off in their homes – or better yet, by coming down to Springer Market Square to celebrate the event with Kingston Unplugged. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., vendors and sustainability displays will be set up in the square, giving members of the community the opportunity to learn about the environmentally-friendly options available to them

in Kingston. Organizations and businesses like Yellow Bike Action, Hearth Makers and Plovers Environmental Store will be in attendance. There will also free hot chocolate, live music, a silent auction and a number of activities for the whole family. “We wanted to start things a little earlier in Market Square to give families the opportunity to come down and learn how to take those sustainable practices and incorporate them into everyday life,” says event organizer Tricia Knowles. “We want people to come down and see the community coming together and really participating in collective action.” As in previous years, everyone in attendance will be given a beeswax candle to help light up the square when the lights go out at 8:30 p.m. At that time, the evening’s free live entertainment – featuring Rueben deGroot and His Whole Band and The Rhythm Haints – will also go off-the-grid, with amplification provided by wind and solar power. Knowles hopes Kingston Unplugged will

help promote a lasting spirit of environmentalism within the community. “Earth Hour itself is all about collective impact and going beyond the hour,” she says. “It’s not about just how much energy can we save in this one hour. It’s joining 152 countries in every continent across the globe and saying ‘hey, we’re with you’. Governments around the world need to take a stand. We’re still demanding action on climate change. This doesn’t stop.” This year’s Earth Hour is also significant for Knowles on a personal level, as it is the last time she will act as the co-ordinator for Kingston Unplugged. Knowles has been the driving force behind the event for the past six years. “It’s bittersweet,” she says. “I’ve taken this event from 60 people [in 2007] and now the last couple of years we’ve had just under 2,000 people coming and going throughout the evening in Market Square. It’s just so amazing to stand there surrounded by the beautiful glow of candles and hear this

amazing music which is all from solar and wind power [and think] ‘wow, I started this’.” Next year, Sustainable Kingston will take over the event, with Knowles staying on in a consultant role. “I’m happy to step back and let someone else take the reins from here on out, as long as it keeps going,” she says. “I think Sustainable Kingston is going to do an incredible job.” Indeed, Sustainable Kingston Acting Executive Director Joe Davis notes that Kingston Unplugged is a very appropriate event for the organization to host. “This event is key to the community involvement that is envisioned by Sustainable Kingston Plan,” he says. “Not only does it encourage us as citizens to use less electricity, but it is an event where like-minded people can get together to see the possibilities of sharing common views.” To learn more about Kingston Unplugged, please visit

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Celebrate “Eternal Spring” with the Kingston Symphony

EMC Events - It’s hard to imagine a nicer combination than beautiful music and springtime. The Kingston Symphony will celebrate the coming season Sunday afternoon with a special concert entitled Eternal Spring; the orchestra will be joined by two local choirs, The Kingston Choral Society and the Contabile Women’s Chorus, to perform an uplifting program including local composer Mark Sirett’s Beltane: A Branch of May, Morton Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5. “This is a concert that’s really going to take us to a place of great beauty,” says music director Glen Fast. “It’s a chance to spend two hours outside of yourself in a very beautiful place.” The three pieces share a sublime, ethereal theme. Fast explains that Lux Aeterna in particular is very spiritual in nature. He notes that it is such a moving piece it could almost change the minds of even the most non-religious listeners. “I think people will have experienced a little corner of heaven when they hear this,” says Fast. “This will be [Lux Aeterna’s] premiere for Kingston, but it’s a very important piece from the late 20th century that’s been performed all


over the world. It’s really a big deal.” Sirett’s Beltane comprises five traditional folk songs that celebrate the halfway-to-solstice mark on the calendar. The piece was premiered by the Kingston Symphony, accompanied by the Contabile Children’s Chorus, in 2007. “Everybody loved it so much and was so excited about it that we decided that we’d do it again,” Fast says. He remarks, however, that the piece will sound quite different this time around: “The children’s choir probably has a more innocent sound or youthful sound, but a women’s chorus sounds very beautiful as well, and particularly Mark’s choir. He has a collection of wonderful singers.” The Symphony’s own Kingston Choral Society will also collaborate on the piece. “We have about 80 in our choir and they have 40 in their choir, so it’ll be 120 voices,” Fast says. “It’s a beautiful project.” The Schubert piece, he says, is also a pleasure for the symphony to perform: “It’s absolutely magical. It’s like you’re outside on a very dark night, looking up at the stars. Schubert’s music gives you that kind of feeling.” Fast explains that the experience of conducting a symphony changes quite a bit when choirs join in, as playing with a choir



means paying much greater attention to the balance and clarity of the sound. “The colours in the orchestra and the musical expression of the orchestra are beautifully matched with the choral parts and the meaning of the words,” Fast says. “So it really is three large dimensions. There’s the sound of the choir, the sound of the orchestra and the text of the pieces - and all three have to be really, really carefully balanced so that it all makes sense.” He remarks that the Symphony is more than up to the challenge of finding that balance. “When an orchestra is performing at its very best, everybody in the orchestra is aware of everybody else. So when we add a choir to the situation, it just adds that much more that everybody has to be aware of and that’s really the challenge. But if everybody is doing that then the balance of the sound and the quality of the sound automatically comes. That’s my job to make sure that that’s happening.” Fast adds that “to me, this is a concert of great subtly, but also of great beauty. Hopefully the audience joins us in the spirit of the music that we’re bringing to them from the stage.” Eternal Spring will be performed Sunday at the Grand Theatre at 2:30 p.m. For ticket information, please visit the Grand Theatre Box Office, or


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St. Paul students raising funds for the inspirational Brett Babcock.

Our Lenten journey By Wyatt Bishop, Julia Cardemon, Maggie Garrison, Roth Gumboc, Charlotte Hickey, and Marino Lee

Heritage News - Brett Babcock was a student at St. Paul Catholic School. He was always a kind friendly student and has been a gymnast since elementary school. He was skilled at what he did, but one tragic day, Oct. 1, 2012, Brett was injured while training Double Mini Trampoline at the Phoenix Gymnastics Centre in Edmonton. Brett suffered a spinal cord injury and had surgery several days later. He now has regained significant upper body movement. Our group interviewed our French teacher, Mr. Steve Garrison, who taught Brett. “Brett was an ideal student. He was friendly, polite, and always did his best. He was a real pleasure to teach. Even at a young age he was dedicated to the trampoline.” he told us. “Brett took everything he did seriously. He was the type

who never gave up. I am not surprised that he was able to achieve so much as a trampoline athlete.” The accident happened halfway through a three-hour workout. At the time, Brett was practicing his routine in preparation for the Indo Pacific Championship in Sydney, Australia. Everyone, from the people of his hometown to his fans, has been supportive of him. People call Brett inspiring! Brett has a very supportive family; his mom, dad, and two sisters have been there for him ever since his accident. The St. Paul community also knows Brett very well. Some of the older students played with him at recess and some of the younger ones have known him through “reading buddies”. Some people from our class had his twin sister Bridget as a reading buddy as well. During lent our school chose to support Brett Babcock in his hard journey to recover from his fatal accident. We are try-

ing to help him by having dif- to you to make a change and like Brett who are suffering ward in their lives and inspiring ferent themed Fridays. For support Brett and other people from accidents but moving for- all of us to do the same. example: gum chewing day, PJ day, and pancake Tuesday. To participate in these activities everyone had to pay $1.00. What we are also going to do to support this cause is have a crazy hair day. The teachers are also making a gift basket to raffle off. your online source for FREE online coupons So far we have raised $147 for gum day, $91.50 for pajama day, and $202 for pancake Tuesday. That is a total of $440. To the people of St. Paul Catholic School, Brett is inspiring, brave, and encouraging. Despite his accident, he is still going strong and we all admire him for that. Mr. Paul Torres said, “He was a very nice boy and an excellent athlete. He is an inspiration.” There’s that word again. He is inspiring! We hope in the future Brett gains more body strength and continues to follow his dream. We will continue future projects to support Brett and we hope that we have reached out

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entertainment EMC Entertainment - Domino Theatre presents Enchanted April by Matthew Barber and from the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim. When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again-rediscovering themselves in ways that they-and we-could never have expected. Enchanted April runs until March 23 at Domino Theatre, 52 Church St. Performances take place at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. Tickets are $18. Ajax & Little Iliad. These two one-act plays by Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O’Connell set out to re-define ‘theatre of war’. In Little Iliad, the narrative is played out as a Skype conversation between characters called Evan and Thom, the latter about to ship out from Kingston to Afghanistan. In Ajax, the actors portray ancient Greek soldiers attending a performing of Sophocles. Limited to just 30 seats per show, with a pair of headphones for each audience member, this is contemporary performance at its most topical, personal, immediate and intimate. The show runs until March 24, with 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. performances March 20-22, 7:30 p.m. performances March 23 and 24, and 2:30 p.m. performances March 23-24. This show qualifies for the Impact Youth Pricing program and the eyeGo to the arts program. Tickets are 39.55 for adults, 19.78 for youth and Queen’s students. The Kingston Symphony Or-

chestra presents MW6 - Eternal Spring March 24 at the Grand Theatre. Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna is an intimate work of quiet serenity centered on a universal symbol of hope, reassurance, goodness, and illumination at all levels. Mark Sirett’s Beltane celebrates the spirit of spring. Schubert’s delightful fifth symphony is the perfect way to end the program. Tickets are 48.59 for adults, $45.20 for seniors, $22.60 for students and $11.30 for children.

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Marianas Trench with Webster and Anami Vice present Face The Music: With A Vengeance March 28 at the K-Rock Centre. After the wildly successful Face The Music tour that Marianas Trench brought across Canada this past fall, the Vancouver pop rockers are calling all Trenchers to join them, and special guests Down With Webster and Anami Vice, to in all new cities beginning in March. Ever After, Marianas’ latest album, has gone Platinum in Canada with over 100,000 units sold. It has spawned the hit singles “Fallout”, “Desperate Measures”, “Haven’t Had Enough”, and “Stutter”. Ever After is constructed around a story written by Marianas Trench singer and songwriter Josh Ramsay and then finessed into an accompanying booklet. It’s also the project that captures Marianas Trench at a soaring artistic peak. After the breakthrough of their 2009 album Masterpiece Theatre, and a lot of ensuing months on the road, Ramsay and bandmates Ian Casselman, Mike Ayley, and Matt Webb went into the studio and created a seamless hour-long symphony. Now, Canada’s latest arena headliners are taking their theatrical genius back onto the road for a series of concerts that their growing legion of fans will remember forever – the Face The Music tour featured a dizzying array of special effects, aerial acrobatics and spectacular visual elements alongside the band’s powerhouse music and signature vocal harmonies. Face The Music: With A Vengeance promises more of the same, and then some! Showtime: 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $49 and $29.50.

The Price is Right Live! at the KRock Centre March 26. The Price Is Right Live! is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to “Come On Down” to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show. From Plinko to Cliffhangers to the Big Wheel, and even the fabulous Showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show. Scheduled to appear as host will be Todd Newton. Playing to near sold out audiences for nearly nine years, The Price Is Right Live! has given away more than 10 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.2 million tickets. If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live. The Price Is Right is produced by FremantleMedia North America and licensed by FremantleMedia Enterprises. Showtimes: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to each performance. The 7:30 p.m. show is sold out. Tickets for the 4 p.m. show are $25.00, $39.50 and “OH WHAT A NIGHT” A Trib$55. ute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This performance is runs one night only, April 3 at the Grand Theatre. Oh What A Night is an exciting, fast-paced musical tribute to the legendary Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons coming direct from Las Vegas, entertainment capital of the world. The show features four talented performers singing live

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Blue Canoe Theatrical Productions Inc. presents AIDA, April 3-13 at the Baby Grand Theatre. Aida, a Nubian princess, is captured by an Egyptian captain, Radames. He soon falls in love with her and saves her from a life of hard labour and instead gives her as a handmaiden to the Egyptian princess Amneris, his future bride. Set against a backdrop of loyalty,

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EMC Events - Liam McConnellRadford has found a new passion: the banjo. The Grade 11 student was part of a special event put on by Pathways to Education, Joe’s Musical Instrument Lending Library and local band The Gertrudes March 16 at the Boys and Girls Club. The initiative, called On Stage with The Gertrudes, gave 20 high school students the opportunity to learn instruments such as the guitar, electronics and the banjo from the band members, and later play in a concert with them. The experience, McConnell-Radford said, was incredible. “I didn’t really have any previous music abilities,” he said. “But I came in, tried the banjo and picked it up super quick. Everyone’s been so nice - it’s been a ton of fun... The chords are really simple. I learned a lot of plucking techniques, which was really cool.” McConnell-Radford remarked that he will most certainly continue on with the instrument. “I’m probably going to get myself a banjo now, and I’ll try to get lessons for the banjo because this has been so great,” he said. Gertrude Greg Tilson noted that the initiative was a very fitting opportunity for the band. “Since day one we’ve been about building community through the arts, so this is a perfect fit because it’s bringing together community organizations that we really value,” he said. “And also, our band is about 90 per cent teachers, so it’s about time we participated in more activities where we can use our teaching skills.” Tilson added that the Pathways cause – to reduce the high school drop-out rate in designated neighbourhoods – is also something that is important to him and the rest of the band. “I think we’ve all experienced instances where learning is enhanced and people’s access to education and ability to excel in school is improved when they engage in and share music with other people,” he said. “And so we’re big supporters of this being made available to the community, especially north end kids that don’t have as much access to the arts.” Pathways’ program facilitator for special mentoring, Catherine Lee, said that the organization’s programs are available to all youth who live in their catchment area, which includes the Inner Harbour and Rideau Heights neighbourhoods. Saturday’s workshops and concert were thus open to students with a wide range of musical backgrounds. “Some had never played the instrument before and some were really advanced on their instrument,” she said. “This was a chance for them to work on those skills, but also to bring The Gertrudes in as mentors for them. It also gives them the opportunity to perform [in front of an audience].” Lee explained the organization’s main goal is to successfully transfer youth to a number of different postsecondary “pathways”, so initiatives

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distillers from Ontario and around the globe while you listen to live entertainment in the Springer Lounge throughout the event. Next Gen Sociable is a fundraiser, organized and run by volunteers from the United Way KFL&A Next Gen initiative. Next Gen aims to engage a new generation of community stakeholders, encouraging them to invest their time, energy and money through the United Way. Tickets for the Next Gen Sociable are $29.38. Must be 19 years of age or older to attend. The Gruffalo. Following the international success of “Room on the Broom” and “Twinkle Twonkle”, England’s Tall Stories Theatre Company returns to the U.S. with this beloved story of the mythical Gruffalo and a very brave mouse. Strolling through the deep, dark wood, Mouse scares hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo. But what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined? Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This performance takes place April 7 at the Grand Theatre. Tickets are $25.99 for adults and $13 for youth.

Billy Talent at the K-Rock Centre, April 9. On September 19, 2012 Billy Talent’s fourth studio album, Dead Silence became the band’s third consecutive release to enter the Canadian album sales charts at No. 1 and fourth consecutive album to be certified gold. Dead Silence also made impressive debuts around the world. The album was recorded in Vancouver, Los Angeles and Toronto and is the band’s first self-produced record, with guitarist Ian D’Sa overseeing the recording from the producer’s chair. Dead Silence has already produced two hit singles, “Viking Death March,” and “Surprise Surprise”. Since finishing the recording of Dead Silence, Billy Talent have spent the past few months playing some of Europe’s biggest rock festivals and, more recently, headlining a major European tour that took them throughout the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Finland as well as two dates in Russia. Bill Talent’s performance at the K-Rock Centre gets underway at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $45. Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty. In this classic ballet, journey to an enchanted kingdom where Princess Aurora pricks her finger on a poisoned spindle. The Sleeping Beauty marries the soaring music of Tchaikovsky with the stunning choreography of

Marius Petipa, one of ballet’s most gifted creators. With lavish sets, opulent costumes and thrilling classical dance, this ballet will enchant audiences of all ages. Founded in 1939 by Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet holds the double distinction of being Canada’s premier ballet company. This performance runs one night only, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre. Tickets are $73.45 for adults and $58.76 for youth. Boyz II Men, April 10 at the Grand Theatre. Bringing back memories of your first boy/girl dance, this American R&B vocal group are best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies like ‘I’ll Make Love to You’ and ‘End of The Road’ co-written and produced by Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds. “I’ll Make Love to You” broke “End of the Road’s” 13-week record at No. 1 by spending 14 weeks at the top of the chart (a feat equaled earlier that year by Whitney Houston’s cover of “I Will Always Love You.”). They are the most successful R&B group of all time, having sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. Tickets to this 7:30 p.m. show are $67.24.

and then they are quickly forgotten. Alan Doyle, Sean McCann and Bob Hallett have somehow managed to keep the dysfunctional-familybar-room-brawl-student-artproject-musical-pirate-crew known as Great Big Sea going for two decades. And more often than not, they have done it with more than a bit of flair. For the hundreds of thousands of fans who sang, danced and celebrated with the band, Great Big Sea has been a constant factor in their own lives. While musical fashions have come and gone, Great Big Sea has maintained an unswerving commitment to their original ideals — a belief that a marriage of their own creativity and the joyous folk music of their home in Newfoundland would be an unbeatable combination. Tickets for this show are $44.50, $59.50, and $85. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show gets underway at 8 p.m.

the Grand Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $48.59 for adults, $45.20 for seniors, $22.60 for students and $11.30 for children. José Navas/ Compagnie Flak presents ‘S’. Simple, spare and elegant, the latest from this celebrated Quebeqois troupe explores the inherent grace of French composer Erik Satie. Eight dancers, clad in translucent white, are accompanied by Satie’s gentle but eccentric pieces, Gymnopédies and Gnossiennes. With a corps of strong, classically trained dancers, José Navas/Compagnie Flak aims to explore pure movement, moving away from a narrative structure. The result is a refreshing, uplifting piece that explores the idea of purity – in poetry, music and dance. This performance takes place April 16 at the Grand Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $44.07 for adults and $22.04 for youth. This show qualifies for the Impact Youth Pricing  program and the  eyeGo to the arts  program. Show contains partial nudity.

The Kingston Symphony Orchestra presents FN3 – Ella & Oscar. Two giants of Jazz – Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson – are brilliantly brought to life by vocalist Carol McCartney and pianist John Sherwood. Backed by Theatre Kingston presthe Big Band sound of the ents Vigil by Morris Panych. Kingston Symphony, Carol When an embittered, selfand John reprise classic jazz involved bachelor arrives to Great Big Sea at the K- standards that made Ella and care for the dying aunt he EMC Colts - Playoff Ad.pdf 1 3/18/2013 11:06:15 AM Rock Centre April 12. Few Oscar famous. This perfor- hasn’t seen since childhood, bands last more than an al- mance takes place April 12 at his brief visit stretches to bum or two — a few tours, a song played on the radio,

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Top price for land and farm property, any location. Call us for free evaluation. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Westport: Majestic hilltop 10 room home. 24 min. from Kingston. Steeped in Bedford Mills history. 6.3 acres, boathouse, artist studio, 546’ waterfront. $289,000. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.



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Looking for 2 qualified cleaners to assist in boat and general cleanings. 1 position available for a grounds keeper/yard laborer. All positions are seasonal, starting April. Ed Huck Marine, Rockport. ( Please send resumes to

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH 9:30 A.M. Antique Kitchen Hoosier; Antique Duncan Phyffe Double Pedestal Dining Table/Chairs; Walnut Tea Wagon with Glass Tray; Antique Carved Coffee Table with Glass Tray; Antique Double Poster Bed; Matching Dresser/Chest of Drawers; French Provincial Twin Beds; Several Other Dressers/Chests of Drawers; Matching Bookcase (all white); King Size Bed Frame; Antique Cedar Chest; Brass Fire Place Set; Double Door China Cabinet; Telephone Table/Chair; Antique Victorian Side Chair; Other Antique Chairs; 2 Beige/2 Red Arm Chairs; Pr. Of End Tables; Small Maple Drop Leaf Table; Red Shag Rug; Computer Stand/Side Table; Several Desk Chairs; Several Book Shelves; Bar Stools; 2 Signed French Water Color HERBELOT; Several Other Paintings/Prints; Quantity of Picture Frames; NOTE: 1976 - 5 Dollar Silver 925 Olympic Coin with Olympic Flame (in original case); Collection of Approx. 40 Tea Pots (Mostly Houses); Approx. 30 Collector Plates in Original Boxes; Collector Beer Memorabilia; Several Light Up Signs; Cans; Advertising; Coasters Etc.; 10 Scale Model Train Engines; Model Train Turn Table; Quantity of Railroad Magazines; Several Scale Model Cars in Original Boxes; Collection of Matchbox/Dinky and Other Toys; Army Tanks/Model Soldiers Etc.; Quantity of Games; Puzzles; Posters; Atari 2600 Game; Books (Woodworking, Train, Playboy, and others); NOTE: Well Over 500 DVD’s, CD’s, VHS’s Etc.; Turntables and Players; Antique Finger Oil Lamp and Other Oil Lamps; China/Glass and Dishes of All Types; Small Kitchen Appliances; Hamilton Beach Milk Shake Machine; Amana 16’ Upright Deep Freezer; Apartment Size Freezer; Microwave; Bissel Vacuum; Air Conditioner; Several Fans; 2 Elec. Oil Heaters; 4 Drawer Filing Cabinet; Electric Snowblower; Wheel Barrel; Animal Cage; New Door Sets; Quantity of Tools/ Wrenches Etc. NOTE: There are Approx. 25 Boxes which were packed for many years (who knows what will be found). Some of these items will be sold in lots. This is only a partial listing, many more items. All Announcements made day of sale take precedence over printed matter For Listing and Pictures go to - TERMS OF SALE: CASH/INTERAC/CHEQuE wITH PROPER ID

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32nd AnnUAL GOOd FRIdAY MACHInERY & CATTLE COnSIGnMEnT AUCTIOn RC HOBBS SALE PAVILION FRIDAY, MARCH 29 @ 9am 2394 DWYER HILL RD, ASHTON Sponsored by Kings Creek Farms Selling a large selection of cattle, tractors, haying equipment, tillage equipment, harvesting equipment, feeding equipment, tools and other farm related items. Acres Production Sale: Selling 15 purebred Blonde d’Aquitaine cows due to calve at sale time plus one breeding age bull. Auction starts at 9 am. Cattle sell at 10 am. Tractors sell at 12 pm. For pictures and partial list see: Trucking Available For more information or to consign contact: Rick Hobbs 613-253-6669 Dave Ostrom 613-229-6595 Auctioneers: Ken McNeely - William Joynt

Saturday March 23, 2013, 9:30 a.m. Preview 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Large selection of over 300 tin, battery operated and diecast toys including Matchbox, Lesney, Manoil, Vandai, Lincoln, Minnitoy, Structo and others, several pedal cars, several vintage hockey games. Advertising signs: Coca Cola, Pepsi, Beer, Automotive, Gas & Oil, Lighted Clocks and Thermometers. Several pieces of industrial furniture: large 8’ monk’s table, parlour tables, oil lamps, CN & CNR lamps and collectibles. We have costume and 10K gold ladies jewellery, large selection of stamps and coins. 2 oak wall telephones, cream separater, 2 flare guns, pellet rifles. Over 600 lots, no junk!



Rural 3 bedroom, vinyl sided home situated on surveyed lot in picturesque Hopetown. House features kitchen, pantry, living room & 4 pce bath on main level w/ 3 bedrooms upstairs. Property has 1 car garage & 2 outbuildings for storage. On well (65’ deep submersible pump) and septic. Taxes $480.00 (+/-). For private viewing, terms & conditions, please call our office at 613-2676027. Miniature Dixie 4 string banjo. Yamake #431 accoustic guitar. Wagon train Accoustic guitar. Organ. Watches. Medallion. Fiddle & case. Early Batman & Robin comic. Qty of coins, stamps & CTC money. Doubloon coin. Moffat washing machine (like new). 2 chest freezers. 30” Fringale stove. Microwave & stand. White Westinghouse fridge. Extension table. Pots & pans. Hand tools. 31cc front tine tiller. Yardwork chainsaw. Whipper snipper. TV. VCR. DVD player. Qty of movies. Yardman gas snow blower (new). Garden tools. Poulan 15.5HP lawn tractor (like new). Gas push lawn mower. hand & elect. Hand tools. Wheel barrow. Fishing tackle. Motomaster battery charger. Terms on Chattels: Cash, Cheque Only – Catering

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HUNTING SUPPLIES $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Gun and Sportsman Show, Saturday, March 30, 9-4, Sunday, March 31, 9-3, Grenville Fish & Game Club, 2596 Campbell Road North, Prescott, Ontario. Admission $5.00. Ladies and accompanied children free. Admission ticket enters you to win a Marlin Camo .308. Try your hand at clay shooting, rifle or pistol, 50 cents per shot. Breakfast, all day canteen, draws, displays, buy, sell, trade. For information: Lynn, 613-925-3408; lynangholmes@




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Easy Glide rocker & footstool. Leather sofa & recliner chair. Wilson & Sons upright piano & bench. Records. 11 pc oak dining set. 3 pc chesterfield set. Oak console desk. Office chair. Hall mirror & table. Ant. arm chair. Single bed. Night stand. Dresser & chest of drawers. Rocking chair. 5 pc walnut bedroom set. 2 side chairs. Linens & bedding. Sears 12” planer & stand. Professional router & Craftsman stand. 3 gal air compressor. Bench vise. Craftsman 10” table saw. Craftsman laser trac mitre saw & stand (like new). Shop vac. Qty of hand & power tools. Bench grinder. 6” Rockwell jointer. 10” radial arm saw. Qty of clamps. Spin- roto zip saw. Be on time, not a large sale. Bring a lawnchair & participate in the bidding. Terms: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering





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WANTED Investor will pay top cash price for profitable local area business. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

Local retiree will pay cash for cottage, farm or house for winter renovaContractor buys properties tion. Call 613-326-0599. in need of repair or renovation for top cash price. Gerry Hudson, Kingston Our Client will pay best (613)449-1668 Sales Rep- cash price for multiple unit resentative Rideau Town apartment house. Any loand Country Realty Ltd, cation considered. Gerry Kingston Brokerage (613)273-5000. Hudson, (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.


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Not So Amateur Amateurs help promote upcoming Marine Museum exhibit By Kristen Coughlar

EMC Entertainment – In May of this year, a new exhibit will be opening at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes: Hundredth Year Storm. This exhibit will highlight the Great Lakes Storm of 1913 and other “great” storms on the Great Lakes. In anticipation of this upcoming exhibit, the Not So Amateur Amateurs (NSAA) will tell the tale of another “great” storm this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the museum. “We’re doing The Tempest…Basically, it’s about a sorcerer who causes a storm that makes his enemies crash onto the island that he was sent to with his daughter,” explained Anais Anjilvel, a member of the NSAA Teenage Division and who plays the role of Ariel in the production. This sorcerer that Anjilvel refers to is Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, who has been stranded on an island with his daughter, Miranda, the result of being betrayed by his jealous brother, Antonio. Some 12 years after his brother set him adrift at sea, Prospero, now armed with magical powers, has his opportunity at vengeance, when his brother is on board a ship that is passing near the island. Prospero creates a tempest to lure his brother’s ship to the island and sets about a plot to conjure a relationship between his daughter and Ferdinand, the son of King Alonso of Naples, coconspirator in Prospero’s exile. Simultaneously, there is a plot against Prospero being formed between the play’s other characters, including two drunkards, Stephano and Trinculo, and Prospero’s slave Caliban; and Alonso’s brother Kingston Brewing Company manager Frank Turner shows off the Welly Boot Chuck tro- and advisor, Sebastian and Gonzalo, are scheming to kill the King. phy. “There’s a lot of humour in it because everyPhoto/Kelly Reid body thinks that everybody else has drowned and then they see one another,” Anjilvel said. Prospero

Brew Pub to host boot th chuck for 16 year By Kelly Reid Correspondent

EMC Events - Now that Spring is officially upon us, the Kingston Brewing Company will once again be hosting its annual Brewer’s Welly Boot Chuck this weekend in honour of the new season and to raise funds for a good cause. The Boot Chuck is a nod towards the farming tradition of casting off rubber boots in the Spring after a long winter of wear and tear – but this is no casual boot toss. This is the Olympics of welly-tossing – with an average throw being around 125 feet. The record is north of 150. Now in its 16th year, the KBC’s Welly Boot Chuck is more popular – and competitive – than ever. “There’s grudge matches,” says KBC veteran manager Frank Turner. “People come all the way from the States.” Turner, who has tossed a welly or two himself during his 17 years at the pub, says the event drums up a huge amount of team spirit and friendly rivalry. Prizes are given for best costume, longest individual throw (male and female) as well as best combined distance. The teams covet the Welly Boot Chuck trophy, which is shaped, appropriately enough, like a rubber boot and stands stalwartly atop the pub’s bar. Yet, according to Turner, the real prize is the bragging rights. “We have people come back year after 38 The Kingston EMC - Thursday, March 21, 2013

has used his magic to separate the survivors that were on board his brother’s ship. Anjilvel said it’s been a fun production to work on, and that she has enjoyed working with her fellow castmates. Emmie Pritchard, who plays the role of Trinculo, agreed. “This has been the most fun production I’ve ever done.” Alex Robertson, who plays a number of small parts in the production, joins Anjilvel and Pritchard in their excitement about performing the play at the museum beginning today. “It’s really different,” Robertson said of the setting. Pritchard added that it feels “really cool” to be a part of the promotion for the upcoming Hundredth Year Storm exhibit at the museum. In addition to learning about some of the “great” storms to have hit the Great Lakes, visitors will also learn how weather forecasting, safety and navigation technologies have changed over time. Anjilvel said she believes audiences will enjoy the NSAA performance of The Tempest, and hopefully be inspired to return to the museum come May to check out the storms exhibit. “If I had never seen this play before and I watched it I think I would be really, really interested in what it would be like to be a mariner and I would probably be really, really interested in the exhibit.” Performances of The Tempest will take place at 7 p.m. today and Friday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets for The Tempest are $15 and available at Renaissance Music or at the door. For more information about the Not So Amateur Amateurs visit Additional information about the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, located at 55 Ontario St., can be found online at http://www.

year,” he says – and the names inscribed on the trophy show that some have continued success. The event will see anywhere from 10 to 20 teams of four register, with a cost of $25 per person. This covers entrance to the throwing competition, a beverage, a meal, and general ribbing and revelry in the pub afterwards. Teams must also have a minimum of two males or two females. Even if their boot doesn’t go far, participants can still be glad to know that they’re supporting a local charity. This year, all of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Hospice Kingston. Hospice Kingston provides its services free of charge to those in need of grief counseling, advocacy, palliative care, and much more. The Brewer’s Members of the Not So Amateur Amateurs Teenage Division, including Alex Robertson, Welly Boot Chuck has been donating its Emmie Pritchard and Anais Anjilvel, will perform The Tempest this Thursday, Friday and proceeds to Hospice Kingston for the past Saturday at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. Photo/Kristen Coughlar several years. As for the pub’s fundraising goal, Frank Turner optimistically says their goal is, “As much as we can!” If a player is unhappy with their first throw, they can make a donation to throw again; with the fierce competitive spirit this event brings out, KBC is sure to be happy with their fundraising results. The boot tossing will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 behind the Tourist Bureau on Ontario Street. To register a team for the Welly Boot Toss, visit the Kingston Brewing Company at 34 Clarence St. to obtain an entry form.

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802 KANANASKIS DRIVE • $428,260




• 3 bedroom home on spacious lot • Nicely landscaped 1164 CROSSFIELD AVENUE • $394,900 • Abundance of upgrades Exceptional 2 storey , 3 +1 bedroom on premium lot in popular Lyndenwood subdivision. Open concept main floor w/hardwood • Updated + ceramic, gas fireplace. 2nd floorbathroom laundry, master w/large ensuite

277 DIVISION STREET • $429,900

• MJD Presents this 1600 sq ft home sitting on half an acre • DoubleROAD garage • $439,900 4311 YARKER • Designer Brand new custom built kitchen 3+1 bedroom home on sprawling lot. This tastefully decorated home offers • Radiant in floor heating plenty of natural light, gleaming hardwood floors, open • Other lots and designs choose concept spacious living areas, togood sizedfrom bedrooms,

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728 COLLINS BAY ROAD • $219,900

Eye-catching 3 bedroom bungalow on spacious lot. Extensive landscaping with a large circular driveway. Abundance of upgrades – newer windows 2011, oak kitchen, hardwood and laminate throughout, freshly painted, new bathrooms, siding on shed, central air conditioning, newly built deck, unfinished basement awaiting your finishing touches. MLS

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1308 ANDERSON DRIVE • $357,000

Magnificent 2+2 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in Lydenwood subdivision. This home features hardwood and ceramic throughout, upgraded trim package, cathedral ceilings, hrv and pot lights, open concept main floor, designer kitchen, large master ensuite with jacuzzi, massive rec room, stamped concrete patio, covered deck, inside entry from garage. This home is a must see! MLS

649 Justus Drive, Kingston, ON K7M 4H5 613-389-2111

FOREST DRIVE3 • $589,500 2 19 storey with generous Desirable home in Milton subdivision! Quiet, spacious treed lot with access to St. Lawrence and waterfront park. This custom bedrooms, 2 full & 2 half baths 4,500 sq ft home features a fully finished walk out basement, beautiful wrap around deck, large living spaces, oversized • Large bright & open oak kitchen with separate double garage, underground sprinkler system and much more. Call for a complete list of details. MLS breakfast nook & patio doors Michael Jessica • Sunken main floor family MacHale room with gas Hammell Sales Representative, Sales Representative, fireplace & oak hardwood Licensed Assistant Licensed Assistant to Krishan Nathan to Krishan Nathan • Separate dining room & main floor laundry *Not Intended to solicit clients already under contract. • Professionally finished recroom with wet bar • Immaculate & move-in ready. MLS# 13601841 Asking $389,900

This all stone, 3 bedroom home boasts 100 acres just 10 minutes north of the 401. Spacious living room, separate dining room, large deck which overlooks your property. Newer windows & furnace. This property has plenty to offer! MLS


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Move right in! Inviting, bright and spacious, this terrific family home sits on a fantastic corner lot and features 3 bedrooms, tasteful decor, an open concept main level, bonus main level office space and a finished lower level recreation room. Upgrades include built-in gas fireplace, stone exterior, gas range hookup and a rear deck ideal for enjoying the outdoors. Conveniently located close to all amenities, this home will impress even the most discerning buyer. Call today for your personal tour. MLS

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781 1 DA DAVIS S DR DRIV DRIVE IVE IV E • $239,000

728 Collins Bay Road

645 Roger Side Road


Great valuee in this 3 bdrm detached home w/mostly newer hingles, & an expansive rear deck. The low windows, shingles, lower level features a finished rec room w/recessed lighting & a roughin for an additional bath. Along a bus route and close to all amenities, this home is worth a look. Call for your private viewing. MLS


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Stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in desirable Westbrook Meadows. This 1600 sq ft bungalow features an abundance of upgrades. Gorgeous hardwood throughout, spacious gourmet kitchen, great room with custom wall mounted gas fireplace, loads of pot lights, 9’ ceilings, master bathroom offers spa like ensuite with radiant in floor heating, large walk in closet, main floor laundry, covered back deck, Hatley garage doors. This home has it all! MLS.



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Fabulous 6 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in Winston Churchill school district, walking distance to Queen’s & KGH. This home offers a large 58 X 110 lot, 2 bedrooms on the main floor, 2 more on the 2nd floor and 2 on the upper floor. A must see! MLS

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• 2 storey all brick 4bedroom, 2 & 1/2 half baths • Newer custom kitchen with Corion counters • Engineered hardwood throughout main level • Beautifully upgraded ensuite bath • Walkout basement to fully landscaped & fenced yard • Main floor laundry MLS# 13601802 Asking $389,900

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207 Chelsea Rd, Kingston

Prepare to be amazed! This 3 bedroom side split has upgrades galore. Featuring newer custom kitchen, windows, doors, electrical panel, flooring, furnace, hwt, lighting and c/air. Professionally finished rec room. Go outside to the professionally landscaped fenced yard with natural granite and slate patio. Move in condition inside and out in an excellent location. MLS® 13601970 – $299,900

This 3 bedroom brick bungalow packs a ton of the 'wow' factor. Fully updated inside and out including kitchen with granite counters, hardwood throughout main floor, master bedroom with ensuite, floor to vaulted ceiling fireplace, newer windows, doors, shingles, eaves and facia and deck. Professionally finished rec room with walkout. Check out the ceramic floors and 3 updated bathrooms. Circular paved driveway and great yard. Only 5 mins north of 401! MLS® 13601256 – $339,900

3 bedroom brick bungalow full of updates and upgrades. newer eat in kitchen, hardwood floors in master bedroom with 2pc ensuite, seperate dining room, 2 1/2 updated bathrooms. newer finished lower level featuring rec-room with gas fireplace, den and 3 pc bath. updated shingles, windows, furnace and c-air. carport and great fenced yard. MLS® 13601627 – $259,900

8282 CoUntY Road 2, naPanee 2 bedroom 1 1/2 storey cute older home with updated oak kitchen, hardwood in living/dining room, newer rear sun porch, steel roof. 32x32 heated insulated awesome detached garage workshop with steel roof is the perfect man cave. MLS® 13601143 – $169,900 4 aCREs

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169 KildaRe ave, amheRstvieW

Impressive all brick 4 bedroom 2 storey in excellent neighborhood. Main floor family room with gas fireplace, maple hardwood floors in living and dining rooms, nice bright kitchen with eating area and main floor laundry. New deck in private, fenced rear yard. Unspoiled basement. Check out the school district. MLS® 13600899 $364,900

Water view from this custom designed open concept home. Mcfarland quality built upgraded bungalow. Maple `mirage` hardwood floors, ceramic in all wet areas. custom maple kitchen with granite counters, glass backsplash and large pantry. Main floor laundry, 9` ceilings. Huge rec room with gas fireplace, 4pc bath and two bedrooms, upgraded trim, 40 yr shingles, pot lights, tankless hwt, deck, fenced and energy star rated. MLS® 13600689 $329,900

879 WaRbURton Gorgeous 3 bedroom two story semi in Waterloo Village. Features fresh paint throughout, all newer flooring top to bottom, professionally finished rec room, 2 piece bath in lower level, large fenced yard with newer deck and central air. This home is move in ready! MLS® 13600114 – $229,900

2684 CoUntY Road 14 This bungalow situated on just over 4 acres is move in ready. 2+1 Bedrooms, gorgeous updated bathroom, newer shingles, updated windows & flooring. Bright generous rooms, hardwood floors in living room. Partially finished lower level. Deck. Large shed. Fenced area for children or pets, creek, open fields and bush. MLS® 13600726 – $184,900



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2262 Middle Rd - $349,800 Have your own nature retreat with comNew listiNg plete privacy and a pond under 15 minutes to downtown, Unique 1750Sqft architectural design, 3 bedrooms, en-suite shower & soaker tub, main floor laundry, recent upgrades to shingles, siding, heating system & windows, under 10 13 acres minutes to CFB. Wycliffe Cres - $208,800 Immaculate 3 bedroom bungalow semi featuring finished basement, a/c, hrv, paved drive, and a fenced back yard. Close to shopping, bus route & major arteries.

Yarker Rd at Hwy 38 - $474,800 Over 3500 sqft finished space. 3+1 bedroom, 4 bath one of a kind custom home, cathedral ceiling in great room, hardwood & ceramic flooring, amazing ensuite with whirlpool tub and separate tiled shower, finished lower level with guest suite and office, insulated & heated garage, fenced yard, 3.2 acre lot only 12 minutes to the city. 2 The EMC Real Estate Guide - Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Laidlaw Cres - $269,800 Huge yard on a quiet Bayridge Crescent, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, recroom with fireplace, 40 year shingles, newer siding & windows, newer furnace, ready to move in and enjoy.

Sydenham Rd - $309,800 Beautifully maintained limestone on 1.19 acres featuring a newer lifetime steel tile roof, natural gas heating, absolutely private in-ground pool, central air. Master bedroom with walk-in and ensuite privileges to renovated bath, main floor laundry, 2 gas fireplaces. Unspoiled 37` x 27` attached limestone carriage house with potential limited only by your imagination. Move-in ready - Book your viewing now!

292 Cavendish Cres - $357,800 Amazingly large 3+1 bedroom bungaNew listiNg low over 1500 sqft, kitchen with centre island, huge master with full ensuite and walk in closet, curved staircase to family room with fireplace, guest room and full bath. Loads of storage and potential for huge home office. Barbara St - $489,800 All Brick 3 unit building with solar panels on roof (avg $1100 monthly) and heated 2 car garage both producing additional income. Upgraded baths and kitchens, Hardwood and ceramic throughout. Financial analysis on file showing 15% potential return on investment with 25% down. Roof 2009, many newer windows. Tenants pay utilities.

Battersea Rd Building Lot - $48,500 1.99 acre lot on Battersea Rd across from 6182 Battersea Rd. perfect for basement walkout, very Private, nicely treed, strong drilled well, includes a 25% discount on a septic system. Combine with neighbouring industrial 2.99 acre lot MLS# 13600057.




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Conveniently located on a quiet crescent close to all amenities sits this 3 bedroom elevated bungalow. It offers newly refinished hardwood floors in the living/dinning room, the eat in kitchen features 2 additional pantries, new glass tile mosaic backsplash, and overlooks a spacious 550 s/f rec room with a gas fireplace, large master bedroom with hardwood floors, walk in closet and ensuite. Your family or pets will enjoy the fully fenced yard and you can relax on your natural stone patio. Call today to view this remarkable home in a great family neighborhood. MLS

1289 frank st. $408,000

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857 DeveloPMeNt Dr. - $339,000

1321 Fisher Cres.

This home is sure to please! Three bedrooms, 1.5 washrooms, gleaming hardwood floors, eat in kitchen with walk out to large deck, finished bsmnt with gas stove. Updates include 40 year architectural shingles (2012), upper level carpet (2011), new counter top and back splash in kitchen (2012). Child friendly, close to Lemoine Point, Rotary Park and West Park.

4427 BAth rD. UNit 19 - $159,500

1370 sierra ave. $364,500

Best Priced 6 Bdrm

Warm and cozy best describe this 2 sty end unit town home. Two spacious bedrooms, updates include kitchen cabinets, ceramic floor in kitchen, bathroom, newer carpets in both bedrooms. The building is in good shape and has updated windows and roof. A gas stove for those cold winter nights. Separate storage unit, hook up for in unit laundry, in ground pool, waterfront access to Lake Ontario, beautiful grounds.

221 reGeNt - $339,900

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This nicely updated bungalow offers 2+2 bedrooms, hardwood and ceramic floors on the main level, open concept living room, dining room and kitchen, 2 full washrooms (1 up and 1 down), recent updates include windows on the main level, both washrooms, laundry room, furnace, soffit, facia and eaves. Walk out from kitchen to large deck with beautiful cedar pergola, perfect for entertaining. Separate detached workshop, fenced yard, located close to downtown, shopping and schools!

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946 BluffwOOd $279,000

Want something different? Feel the space in a 2 bdrm, 2 storey w/larger bdrms, bath & 2nd flr lndry. Nice layout w/spacious liv rm, eat-in kit w/ patio dr to lg private deck & fenced yard, Mstr w/walk-in closet, sep dressing area & entry to bath w/jet tub & sep shower plus rec room & office. MLS

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Fully fin’d elev bung w/bsmt walk-out, 50’ lot backing onto hydro greenbelt, 3+1 bdrms, 3 full baths, hdwd flrs, great rm w/cath ceiling, eat-in kit w/walk-out to cov’d deck, rec rm w/gas fp, laminate flrs & walk-out, lg 4th bdrm, sep office & bath. Close to the school, park, rec centre & shopping. MLS

Quality abounds in this 1530 Sq. Ft. brick bungalow. From the moment you set foot on the front porch and open the door you will be impressed. The main floor features gleaming hardwood, ceramic and laminate, a lovely kitchen opening to both the dining and family rooms. Lower level features large bedroom 3 pc wshrm, kitchen and separate entrance. Two gas fireplaces, 2 full & 1 half washrooms. This home is well suited for an in-law suite. If you are looking for a good quality home in a great west end location then this is it!


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Perfect family home, 2 yr old Presqu’ile model by Greene Homes, 2361 sf, 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, spacious great rm w/gas fp, 9’ ceilings, eat-in country kit w/ eating bar, extra cabinets, pantry & desk area, patio dr to deck & fenced yard, 2nd flr lndry, huge Mstr w/cath ceiling, picture window, w-in closet & 5 pc ens. MLS



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399 Cavendish Cres

1315 Grace ave. $469,000

Impressive elev bung, 50’ lot backing onto park, fully fin’d, loaded w/upgrades, 3+2 bdrms, 3 full baths, hdwd flrs, pot lights, extra wide trim, awesome great rm w/gas fp, custom kit w/maple cabinets & eating bar, opens to fam rm, walkout to upper deck & fenced yard, huge rec room, gas fp, 2 bdrms & full bath. MLS

674 Melrose st. - $274,900

Looking for a nice clean, move in ready, affordable home? This 3 bedroom, two bath, elevated bungalow features rich gleaming hardwood and elegant ceramic floors, open concept kitchen/great room. Good size master bedroom with ensuite, large windows offering lots of light and a tall open basement ready for your creative ideas. Want a newer home but dread the thought of a small lot? You will be pleasantly surprised with the 40 x 150 foot lot which is almost unheard of in today’s new homes. Appliances included! Call today!

3829 CoUNtY roAD 9 , GreAter NAPANee - $299,900

Looking for country living? Looking for an in-law suite? This sprawling 2300 sq.Ft. Bungalow features a main floor self-contained in-law suite with full kitchen, living room, dining room, den, bedroom and 4pc washroom. The main living area features 3 bedrooms, living room, family room, main floor laundry, one full and one half washrooms, walk out from kitchen to large deck. Sitting on approx. 2 Acres and overlooking adjoining open space this property just may be what you are looking for.


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320 Albert

116 nelsOn $479,900

Solid brick home, lots of character & charm, great location south of Princess & close to Queen’s, great investment or family home, generous room sizes, wood flrs, spacious kit, appliances incl, currently used as 6 bdrms, 2 full baths, newer gas furnace, good size yard, plenty of parking. MLS

IN 2013?

203 kildare ave $349,900

Greene Homes, now in Amherstview, popular “Driftwood” model, 1745 sf, 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, 9’ ceilings, laminate & dura ceramic flrs, upgraded carpet in bdrms, upgraded maple kit w/7’ peninsula & walk-in pantry, open to eating area & great rm w/cath ceiling, Mstr w/ens & walk-in closet, 2nd flr lndry, dbl car garage. MLS

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Convenient Student House??? Owner Occupied Investment Property??? Make this home what you want it to be! Conveniently located between Johnson St. and Brock St. This home offers many options for the discriminating buyer. Fully Developed 2 ½ Storey home with garage. 7 Bedroom configuration or a configuration of your choosing you decide. Come Have a Look! $678,900

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1650 Bath Road (613) 384-5500


One call tO us and we take care Of the rest. 142 MAin Street, OdeSSA

Quaint, Comfortable and Completely Ready to Move into. Conveniently located in walking distance to many amenities in the village of Odessa. This home has been transformed over the last few years into a warm energy efficient home with easy access to Kingston, Napanee, as well as North and South towards Lake Ontario. 2 bedrooms, Fully Fenced yard, this neat and tidy home will surely impress. Come Have a Look! MLS 12606920. $179,900

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455 Second St. gan. $159,900

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1055 Miller rd. $254,900


349 Patrick St. $214,900

226 Somerset Dr., Bath


Take a short drive to Bath to see this mint condition, three bedroom bungalow. New roof in 2011, new front deck and most windows in 2010. R40 blown insulation in attic in 2010. Main floor is carpet free with beautiful hardwood flooring. An eat-in kitchen with patio doors leading to a 12x14 deck and a large backyard. The lower level features a guest room, 3 piece bathroom, recreation room with cozy woodstove and laundry area. A great starter home in a quiet community. Call today for your showing. MLS# 13601703



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53 CHARTWELL CRES. Michael Nicole Cory Spotless, well maintained and upgraded Hartzman Clarke 4 bedroom home withSpence great curb appeal.


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From the moment you walk in, you will feel at home in this spacious west end home. Some features included in this home are: main floor laundry, eat in kitchen, separate dining room, new roof (2012), new flooring on the main level (2012), new carpet in the basement (2012), fresh paint, updated kitchen (2012), private rear yard with deck and interlock patio, insulated 2 car garage, the list goes on and on. With all the work already done, all that is left is to add your own personal touches and move in. Call today for your private viewing of this beautiful move in ready home. $309,900. MLS 13601411

et evaluation

wood floors, slate and ceramic, upgraded garage door and some windows. Finished lower level. Wonderful eat in kitchen and bonus room off the master. all on a 60` wide lot. $369,900. MLS®13601934

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85F South ShoRe dR. $244,900


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1902 Rutledge Rd, South FRontenac $249,900

Just what you are looking for! This 3 +1 bungalow with attached garage has lots to offer. Recent upgrades have been made to the bathroom (vanity, lights and shower), kitchen, and the partially finished basement. Other features include main floor laundry, steel roof and deck. Call to view.

A neat little package! hop, skip and jump into the lake. Here`s a rare opportunity for your family. A wonderful little cottage on beaver lake. This tidy summer home comes fully furnished with fridge, stove, kitchen table, living room furniture and beds. Currently set up to sleep 7 quite comfortably. The waterfront is outstanding with dock and gradual decline to the deeper water. There`s even a sitting area by the water for your outdoor picnics and campfires. Lake in-take for water supply and holding tank for septic. Woodstove for those cooler nights or for your winter visits to enjoy the ice fishing. It`s not big in size but it is big on value for your family! Be sure to call today to set up a time to see it for yourself.



613.384.1200 63 Sunnyside (MLS 12608375)

Beautiful 5 yr old home, 2x6 framed wallsWoods w/anDrive, 640 Cataraqui 7 icf foundation, cathedral ceilings Suite in family rm and L S kitchen, finished bsmt w/ walk out and in-floor radiant heat in bsmnt and garage. $339,900. MULTIPLE LISTING SALE

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Wilton Road (MLS 12607274) Custom home by Collinson Building. 1550+ Sq.Ft., Participating member of D.N.D. Relocation Service ceil3 Bdrms, 3 garages. Main flr laundry, cathedral ings, deck and walkout of master. $364,900.

1025 KaShwaKaMaK laKe Rd, noRth FRontenac $122,900


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Close to lakes. This immaculate three bedroom home with large country kitchen features lots of upgrades including new septic system (2010) windows, vinyl siding and a newly renovated bathroom. Located minutes from Kashwakamak Lake and boat ramp, this affordable and well maintained home make a perfect place to live year round!

1316 head Road $269,900

Home and Cottage in one! This private, yet not isolated 3 bedroom home is nestled among mature trees and offers a beautiful waterfront setting on Little Mississippi River. The expansive decking across the back of the house features both a screened in area as well as a covered deck. This home has a large kitchen with beautiful open concept living room and dining room areas. The 3 large bedrooms all feature double closets. The basement has a large rec room, workshop and walkout. A triple car garage to store your boat makes this an ideal spot for every season.




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3 Bedroom bungalow in exclusive BoBs lake ! Kingston and Custom built stucco bungalow on cul-de-sac. Year round 4 bedroom waterfront, 35 minutes • 2 -2 Bedrooms or one 4 bedroom! Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 2 fireplac- to Kingston.Gananoque. Large eat in kitchen, 9 acres oftreed 2 acre lot, Beautiful • Perfect for extended family or help es, hardwood floors, finished basement with in treed property. $247,500 floor heat. noW $449,000 MLS 12607646 MLS 13601027 pay mortgage finished rec. room, 2 baths. $349,000 Sutton-Group-Masters 5327 holMes Road • One side rented for $1000/m Realty Inc. Brokerage MLSbuilt 11600415 2200 sq.ft. custom bungalow. 15 minutes • Level waterfront on quiet bay Buck lake WateRfRont subdivision between

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from Kingston, hardwood floors and ceramic AN INDEPENDENT MEMBER BROKER throughout. Huge kitchen overlooking sunken family room with fireplace. Triple car garage.


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Open concept three + one bed bungalow 613-539-5790 with hardwood floors. Master with • 2 Bedroom bungalow close to town. Finished basement, large 2 car garage. en-suite and balcony. Finished rec-room Near treasure Island Marina. $209,000 and entrance to garage from basement. and much more. MLS 11600835 MLS 1160093 Office:

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3 bedroom with 2 full bathroom, townhouse condo, spacious and a den/office off master bedroom. Ready to move in MLS® 13601763. $179,900.

16 rOsemund Cres., KinGstOn

Immediate occupancy! Well maintained 3 bedroom end unit townhouse that features a fenced in rear yard. This home is freshly painted with laminate floors, some carpet and ceramic tile. The eat-in kitchen boasts a modern black and white them with extra pantry space. Call Judy to view. MLS 13601751 $157,500

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Open the front door and you are home! This 4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home sits on a 53’ premium corner lot and is immaculate inside and out. Custom design and modern open concept. Features include: hardwood, ceramic, colonial trim and doors, solid maple staircase. Close to schools, parks, conservation area and trails. Breathtaking home. Call Judy to view. MLS 13601795. $453,500

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Nothing to do but move in & enjoy this 2-yr old bungalow in Lyndenwood. Pride of ownership shows in the owner-completed finishing touches & the many features including a modern custom kitchen with built-in oven & microwave, gas fired stovetop on a large island, cabinets to the ceiling topped with crown moulding, all accented by porcelain backsplash. The open concept & hardwood floors highlight the great room & cathedral ceiling. The master bdrm features a spacious walk in closet & ensuite bath with double sinks & oversized shower. 2 additional bdrms with one doubling as an office & the main floor laundry room lead to a full 2 car garage. The maintenance-free deck & fully finished basement with a huge rec room make the home great to entertain in. The spacious den & large 2-pc bath, tons of storage & a huge workshop area complete the basement. Custom features include plantation shutters, built-in shelves & benches, wainscoting, hot water on demand, central air & vac & much more!

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Scotiabank Relocation Spec 404 Dean Smith RoaD $294,500

Custom built log home only a year old and located between Kingston and Westport. Open-concept main floor features 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Superior craftsmanship can be seen throughout this home. Full basement, insulated and drywalled, awaiting your interior partitions. Come have a look at this home - you will be impressed! MLS#12608492

6783 BeDfoRD RoaD $698,500

Waterfront home on beautiful Gould Lake with 931’ of shoreline, 50 acres of land as well as 6 solar panels, wind turbine, generator and hydro service. Cedar shake siding, steel roof, 3 season sunroom, large deck, Heartland propane stove, custom maple cabinets, stone fireplace with wood insert, oak flooring and finished basement with lakeside walkout. Located just 10 minutes north of Sydenham. MLS#13601517


Beautiful 1770 sq ft open concept 3+1 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, spacious bungalow with one bedroom in-law suite down. Propane fireplace, separate dining room, master bedroom with full 5 pc ensuite and walk-in closets, main floor laundry room. Bright finished lower level with patio/garden doors walk-out, full 4 pc bathroom, 1 bedroom, kitchenette great in-law suite or wonderful large rec room 1 acre lot with great decks, above ground pool, only minutes from city. On popular Sands Road. MLS® 13600758.

6 Year old two storey executive home with a full length front porch! On a private 2 acre country lot. Open concept design on the main level. Large entry way and main floor living room, open concept family room/dining a beautiful gas fireplace! Kitchen with lots of cupboards and center island, main floor laundry plus mud room from the double garage has 4 spacious bedrooms, master with ensuite and huge soaker tub and walk-in closet. Lower level has a newly finished rec room with another gas fireplace back yard is private with a wonderful deck and above ground pool. Professionally kept inside and out. MLS® 13600856

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Beautiful elevated open concept elevated bungalow approximately only 5 years old, 1500 sq ft, features hardwood and ceramic flooring, separate formal dining area with french doors. Maple kitchen with raised centre island, living room with fireplace, main floor laundry room, ensuite bath, walk-in closet, custom built 35` x 16` deck, partially finished and drywalled basement wonderfully situated on a country lot just outside of Inverary, and only being minutes to the city. MLS® 13601161

Family home, with in-law suite potential, you are going to love this elevated 3 plus 1 bedroom bungalow with 2 full bathrooms, situated on a large lot in sought after Cataraqui Woods. This home boasts hardwood floors , large eat-in kitchen and a skylight. Vaulted ceilings, and has a `wow` factor on entry! Open design makes this floor plan very user friendly,. Lower level is fully finished with options! Includes another bedroom and full bath., Fenced large private back yard that includes a hot tub.! This home has what it takes to impress! MLS® 13601705


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270 maSSaSSauga RoaD $499,900 Waterfront home on the Rideau System with 23 acres of privacy and 2200 ft of shoreline! Elevated bungalow with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open concept kitchen/dining area, new stainless steel appliances and walkout basement. Level waterfront access, storage shed and large shop. Own your own peninsula with panoramic views of the lake! Located on Mosquito Lake just 10 minutes south of Westport. MLS#13601097

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2500 sq. ft. custom home with a separate garage/workshop and almost 4 acres of land on Devil Lake. New designer kitchen, 6 bedrooms, private balcony, 2 ½ baths, stone fireplace and large wrap-around deck with gorgeous panoramic views. Walkout basement with workshop, exercise room and recreation room with an air tight woodstove. Situated at the end of a private lane in a quiet bay and only 10 minutes south of Westport or 30 minutes north of Kingston. MLS#13600681

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385 QUARRY POND ROAD Spacious elevated 199Platinum KILDAREAward AVE AMHERSTVIEW 3 bedroom bungalow Kingston’s East 3 Top year5% old custom built 1370sq ft with beautiful Ryan and Gail Power beinginpresented with the 2012 placing them in the end close to CFB Kingston and Downtown. Large living room, eatagents in kitchen with deckL-Rupgraded cabinets with granite counters, island and slate floors open to the of Sutton across Canada. Rick Taron,kitchen Anthony Montanario to a fully fenced yard. Excellent rec room in the lower leveloffice), with bar, games family room withofJatoba hardwood floors and corner gas fireplace & triple wide (from Head Lorraine andand Ken Rolston Broker/Owners Sutton Group Masters. lounging area, 4th bedroom or office easily The could be finished. This home boasts a lot patio door to a cedar deck. Separate dining room,Illustration large master bedroom with en Photo Power Team would like to take this time to thank all of their clients for an exciting and rewarding year. of space for family and friends. suite including step in shower and sideboard vanity. 5 1/2` baseboards, Inviting front We look forward to serving you and your friends and family in 2013. Ryan and Gail 1069 hiCkorywood BAtterSeA roAd veranda, paved drive, curbs, 2 car garage. List Price: $219,900 MLS®# NEW List Price: $354,900 MLS®# 12604699


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1308 eDwin street

All brick bungalow on 50’ lot in Westbrook Meadows. 3+ bdrm, 3 full bath, gas f/p, walnut hardwood, granite kitchen, glass/tile shower in ensuite, fully finished basement. MLS

Updated 3 bdrm bungalow on almost an acre with detached garage or workshop. Refinished hardwood floors, updated eat-in kitchen, newer roof shingles and more!

Lawrence Park bungalow on large corner lot. Finished top to bottom, 3 bdrms, 2 full baths plus 2 car attached garage. Open rec room plus 5 appliances included!

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1187 Pixley Place

Two storey set on quiet cul-de-sac. Great location w/3 bdrms, 2.5 baths open concept kitchen/dining/living w/patio doors to large deck. Appliances incl! MLS


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6.29 6.29 6.75 6.50 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 n/a

Mortgages anywhere in Canada!

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Banks & trust Companies Bank of Montreal Scotiabank CIBC HSBC CHRIS email your MATTHEY National Bank of Canada details to: B: 613-384-4000 Royal Bank ext. 243 TD Canada Trust Cell: 613-561-5850 Investor’s Group Lic: #M08000692 Kingston Community Credit Union A Division of VERICO Blackburn Financial Services Inc. 775 Blackburn Mews West, Kingston, ON.


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Leo Ragusa 876-0777; Tim Doherty 572-2686; Wendy Bradshaw 328-5728; Chris Matthey 561-5850; Joyce Tasker 329-2667; Jeff Dillon 453-3663; Kevin Corcoran 540-4953; Janet MacDonald 561-5047; Guy Ferguson 540-2502; Brian Matthey 561-2719; Linda Ross 561-5411; Ian Rundle 561-4337; Jeff Wilson 530-7233; Alan Paterson 453-4043; Mark Bashall 561-9572; Dora Main 583-3672; Leigh Graham 561-9359; Richard Caron 876-3867; Lisa Yeatman 449-1048; Mitch Thibodeau 613-328-6647; Raquel Welch 888-3599; Clayton Rego 613-484-0964.

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Guide Meet Our Sales Team

Kate Lawrence 613.546.8885 ext. 202 Rick Schutt

613.546.8885 ext. 208 8 The EMC Real Estate Guide - Thursday, March 21, 2013


Kerry Sammon 613.546.8885 ext. 205

Barb Revelle 613.546.8885 ext. 222 Kevin Dillon

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GREGenright* & 613.453.2122 JENNmolleson** *broker of record **sales representative



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Smith & Hineman

Danielle & Tony Baptista SALES REPRESENTATIVES

Danielle 613-329-0722 Tony 613-329-9688 tony

Celebrating a 25-Year Partnership based on a Handshake.™ 613-544-7000 Sutton Group Masters Realty Inc., Brokerage

Gary Smith

384-5500 office or 800-746-1991

Sales Representative

Kelley Hineman Sales Representative

995 swanField CRes.,

n 4 pe se O Ou y 2 H da n su


0 284,!5 $ o t 0 d $5,00 s it sol

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Immaculate bungalow 3+1 bedrooms master with walk-in closet, move-in condition, with open concept plan 9ft main floor ceiling through, floors are a mix of hardwood, ceramic and carpet , attached garage with loft storage and direct foyer access, double wide paved driveway, full professionally finished lower level, upgraded light fixtures, landscaped lot, fenced rear yard, two decks and a shed. A very well cared for home in a great family neighbourhood. MLS® 13600343 Directions: TAYLOR KIDD, CENTENNIAL TO WHEATFIELD TO SWANFIELD.

Dennis Stover

999 amberdale



20 everett st., bellevile

Re-modeled home in Twin Oaks Meadows (corner of Bayridge Dr and Taylor Kidd) Great for first timers or investors. Worry free condo living. Shows Well! Enjoy the community pool with mature trees for shade MLS. $147,900

649 Carnaby st.

Just Listed, this well maintained all brick bungalow in the heart of Bayridge with 3+2 Bedrooms and 2 full baths has lots of room for you and your family. See you on Sunday. MLS. $254,900

Just listed, this lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath Stone semi minutes from downtown Belleville, great for First time buyers or investors. All appliances are included. MLS. $134,900

Ask US about OUR Personal Service Guarantee Sutton Group-Master Realty Inc. Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated 1650 Bath Road, Kingston, ON. K7M 4X6 613-384-5500




Cell: 613-328-6632 Office: 613-384-1200 Email:


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Not intended to solicit clients currently under contract.


I am pleased to announce I have joined the team at Royal N -4 PEUSE N 2 LePage. It is very gratifying to be a part of such a well OO U H &S respected organization. With offices from Brockville t to Port Hope, Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty, Brokerage Sa consistently performs at the top of the real estate profession in Eastern Ontario. It is a great honour to work with such an esteemed group of professionals and I am 163 McDonough cres. inspired to give you the best service possible. The “St. Pete” by If you are considering buying or selling in the near future $289,900 April Occupancy please feel free to contact me. Dir: Cty Rd 6 to Kildare to McDonough

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PO BOx 285, 14180 Rd. 38, ShaRBOt Lake, ON, k0h 2P0


TRYON RD, $179,900

Bright & Sunny livingroom with air-tight woodstove, 4-beds, eat-in kitchen several outbuildings on 1.6acres, borders K&P rec-trail & crown land. Appointments please.

Comfortable split entrance, modern kitchen extends to deck overlooking 4+ acres of wetland activity, 3 beds, 2full baths, gorgeous recroom with stone hearth and economical air-tight heats the whole house, just off Rd 38. Call to view.

HOLY COW $75,900

BE THE BOSS!! $199,900

205x370 rolling treed lot, newer propane furnace & Wett cert/air-tight, Open concept, 1plus beds, appliances included. Quick Possession.

Approx 3600 sq.ft. on 425x1500 surveyed corner lot, Separate 2 Bed Apt currently home to 3 separate businesses, Lots of parking and good exposure to Rd 38. Call for more info.


John Johnston BRoKER dir: 613-539-5545 off: 613-372-1394 harrowsmith

EaglE lakE SummEr CottagE One of the most desirable lakes in the region. This 3 bedroom cottage has 100 feet of good level shoreline, full bath on septic system and is accessible year round. $212,000. Call John 613-539-5545 MLS 13601422

EnJoy thE WatEr ViEW From all roomS 7763 Loyalist Parkway overlooking Adolphus Reach. All principal rooms have a commanding view of the water. 1 acre of land with this spacious 3 bedroom home. $229,900. Call John 613-539-5545 MLS 12609009 3.17 Acre residentiAl Building lot lot 4 ramparts rd, south Frontenac On a year round township road at Battersea. Excellent water supply with drilled well on site. Very private with mature trees. $59,900. Call John 613-539-5545 MLS 12607878

4916 Road 38 HaRRowsmitH, on KoH 1Vo

Mimi Antoine, Broker of Record (613) 279-2657

For full details and information visit

Chantal Rook MoRtgage agent AMP

5 yr 2.89% oac R0011981761

Specializing in Military Relocation licensed under Mortgage Brokers City #11759

613-453-9079 4-760 Hwy 15 10 The EMC Real Estate Guide - Thursday, March 21, 2013

mortgage brokers



Gerald Hudson 613-449-1668

Say you Saw it in the

Sales Representative

Rideau Town & Country Realty Ltd. Brokerage, 613-272-5155

Hilltop Mansion on 6 acres of Canadian Shield with over 700 ft of waterfront. A grand Victorian home in solid condition. Boat house, garage, artist studio. Only 25 minutes from Kingston. Asking $289,000 MLS® Motivated seller.

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303 Bagot Street, Suite 107 Kingston, ON K7K 5W7

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1272 acaDia

2 storey, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, main floor laundry, wood laminate and ceramic floors, backing onto park, fenced yard, updated baths and kitchen, 2 car garage with inside entry, newer hi efficiency furnace, a/c, windows, shingles, master with ensuite, main floor family room with fireplace. MLS

$339,000 165 McDonough cres - largo MoDel to be built, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage w/ inside entry, ensuite, walkin closet, paved drive, hrv. optional 3 bedroom model, upgraded insulation, hot water on demand, blueman waterproofing MLS 13600873

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9 tiMMerMan street

4200 sq ft finished living space, custom newly built bungalow with 3 car garage, 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, granite counters, gourmet kitchen open to living room with gas fireplace, coffered ceilings, hardwood and porceline floors, 3 season sun room, 9 ft ceilings, hot tub room, walkout basement. MLS

ne pe s n o ou su:30 h t & -4 0 sa2:3

163 McDonough cres

The St. Pete is Royal Palm Homes newest design with 3 bedrooms, 2. 5 baths, master with ensuite, open concept, hardwood and ceramic floors, iron railings, upgraded lighting. MLS 12605875


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3139 hwy 38 5 bedroom, 3 baths, finished lower level with walkout to large private yard and hot tub, hardwood and ceramic floors, open concept large newly renovated kitchen. MLS 12608707

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4 bedrooms, 4 baths, fin. basement, granite counters, surround sound, hardwood flooring, 2 car garage, finished on all 3 levels, deck with pergola. MLS 13600802



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ld o S e m o H r You

d e e t n a r Gua t! Or I’ll Buy I

Pierre Nadeau, Broker of Record

To discuss a sale, call Pierre at 613-539-9950(no obligation to list)

or get a free report at

919 Sydenham Road, Kingston, ON 613.507.4444

open saturday 1-2

* Seller and Pierre Nadeau must agree on guaranteed price and closing date at time of listing for this Trade Up program

open saturday 2-3

open saturday 3-4

open sunday 11-12

open sunday 12-1

open sunday 12-1

New listiNg


$299,900 OR TRADE


581 davis

New 940 Rainbow Crescent 909 Riverside Road 683 County Road #11 listiNg $459,000Attention Military! $285,000 Great family home. 3+1 bed, 2.5 Beautiful waterfront lot. Build your dream home on Completely renovated 100+ year old limestone beauty.

finished basement with rec room. Gananoque Lake. Designer blueprints. Available 1800 OR TRADE bath, OR TRADE Text 3768 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 and enter sqft bungalow with on serviced municipal road.

Picturesque grounds. An absolute dream home. Text 3769 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID#3769 for a FREE recorded message

547 freeMan

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$212,000 OR TRADE

Text 3767 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID# 3767 for a FREE recorded message

263 coLebrooK

129 MacdougaLL

open sunday 1-2

New listiNg

New PRiCe




2748 county road 1


1895 spindLewood

19 daLgLeish

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3762 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 6511 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3533 for a FREE message

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New listiNg 4388 MILL STREET

Completely renovated with large new kitchen. Walking distance to stores, banks and waterfront park. Text 3533 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID#3533 to hear a FREE recorded message of this property.





2101 swanfieLd


884 safari

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 6510 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3539 for a FREE message

open sunday 3-4

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Bring the family to this lovely restored and energy retrofitted home! Text 3229 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 and enter ID#3229 to hear a FREE corded message of this property.




1438 MontreaL

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 8197 for a FREE message 1092 Atkinson open sunday 3-4



SOLD $469,900


1075 Island View Lane

In popular Waterloo Village Open concept living and dining room Text 3231 to 555000 or call 1.800.895.2166 for a FREE recorded message.

23 oLd MiLL

$649,900 OR TRADE


690 fieLdstone

928 brodie

1156 seaLe

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 8185 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 9491 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3769 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3538 for a FREE message

302 Emerald deseronto seMi

east side town hoMe

Luxury Living

35’x20’ detached garage

Your home SOLD in 90 Days Guaranteed New New listiNg listiNg or I will sell it for FREE*

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$389,500 OR TRADE


450 sibbit




1397 ottawa st



3891 county road 14



134 coLLege st



29 LiMeridge


654 woodLand

3089 caMpbeLL road

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 9489 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 9488 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3760 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3537 for a FREE message

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3 LaKeshore

1103 cronK road

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3228 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3763 for a FREE message

waterfront Living

renovated and updated



1399 stoneridge

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 9487 for a FREE message

corner Lot

906 oaKview

hoMe-buyers Take Control of the





741 aMaryLLis



5001 fox run


332 honeywood

10341 highway 38

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 9481 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3764 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3768 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 0000 for a FREE message

incoMe dupLex

napanee beauty

acreage with ponds

private LaKe

chef’s Kitchen


831 johnson





For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3221 for a FREE message


Brought to you by: Nadeau Realty Inc., Brokerage




the street Sold for! Free computerized list with pics of area home sales and current listings. For a Free report call toll free 18008968134 enter ID 1041 Or visit

222 Queen st




4902 north shore


10139b highway 38

801 appLedown

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 9483 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 9484 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3234 for a FREE message

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 9482 for a FREE message

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Mechanic worKshop

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$314,900 OR TRADE

3 McKeown

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 8186 for a FREE message

Sherri Cox* 613-539-7755

For a free report call toll free 18008952166 Enter ID 1071 or visit Brought to you by: Nadeau Realty Inc., Brokerage


77 aLwington avenue

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 8191 for a FREE message

Christina Lawson* Tatiana Alvarado* Janet White* 613-328-8081





446 petworth

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3235 for a FREE message

Cindy Ioannidis* 613-328-9781



Kyle Mosier* 613-541-0572

3768 division

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3539 for a FREE message

7218 deyos

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3535 for a FREE message

Joel Braunstein* Regina Whitty* 613-583-8500



3205b highway 41

For info call 1.800.895.2166 Enter ID 3227 for a FREE message

Rob Blasko*

diane Hamilton*



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