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Kingston homeowners pay projected 2.5% tax increase in 2013 By Bill Hutchins Reporter

EMC News – Kingston homeowners may get an early Christmas gift from city hall – one of the lowest property tax increases in over a decade. A projected 2.5 percent tax increase will add about an extra $75 to the tax bill of an average-sized house next year. Councillors set aside three days of deliberations on the city’s 2013 operating budget this week, but most of the difficult number-crunching decisions have already been made by senior managers. The draft $309 million budget comes with the inflationary-style 2.5 percent property tax increase the target sought by councillors

earlier this year in response to complaints that higher rates were not sustainable for homeowners. “For the 2013 budget we are pleased to bring the budget in at the target level,” said chief administrative officer Gerard Hunt. The proposed tax bill includes an annual one percent infrastructure improvement tax, plus another 1.5 percent for inflationary expenses to run the city, from higher salaries to fuel prices. Councillors say year after year tax increases of 3.5 percent were not affordable for many homeowners, and instructed staff to reduce the rate. The draft budget does not include any of the costcutting options that council

made available to staff, such as imposing a municipal fee on movie tickets, higher user fees or closing Belle Park golf course, at least not in 2013. Next year’s spending on municipal programs, services and salaries is projected to increase by $7 million compared with 2012. Still, staff say they managed to limit the tax increase without causing much pain to residents. “There are no service cuts contemplated as a result of the 2013 budget,” Hunt explained. There will be service adjustments, but even those won’t be noticed for a couple of years. City departments had to reduce spending by $2.8 million next year in order to lower the tax increase from 3.5 percent

to 2.5 percent. To bridge the shortfall, the city will rely on several strategies including; slowing the pace of enhanced cultural services, delaying 2015 Kingston Transit express service by four months, energy savings through LED street lighting, freezing non-union salaries, and a reduction in payroll benefit premiums. The city’s external agencies – police, conservation, ambulance, public health and KEDCO – eat up about one-third of the total taxation revenues. They reduced their spending wish lists as well, thereby reducing the tax pressure on home and business owners. Staff advised councillors that while the 2.5 percent tax rate is achievable next year, it

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Councillors also want to ensure the city’s post-secondary student population is reflected in the new-look districts, even though many of them could not be captured by census or property assessment data. “Forty percent of students list their permanent place of residence as Kingston. The other 60 percent, we don’t know where they live,” explained George Wallace, a municipal planning expert who is advising the city on the boundary changes. An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 university or college students are left orphaned in the new districts, a figure that shocked some councillors. “The fact somebody is not an elector does not mean they’ve lost their right to representation,” said Sydenham councillor Bill Glover. Williamsville councillor Jim Neill says it may be problematic to merge Sydenham and Williamsville districts without accounting for the fact that that’s where most Queen’s University students live. He added: “And it’s important we don’t discount students.” The student representation debate occurred while council took its meeting on the road to the Queen’s campus. The city hall chamber is currently

off-limits while it undergoes a technological upgrade. Councillors voted 8-3 to seek out another district boundary option that aims to “capture the count” of college and university students. Some suggested the city may be better served with districts based on total population – including children, snowbirds, soldiers and transient students - instead of the conventional method that’s based on the number of registered electors. However, others balked at straying from the standard practice of university towns. That is, do not include students in the district count but attempt to register them as voters during the elections. “We are over-complicating something,” complained Pittsburgh councillor Brian Reitzel. The various district options will be presented to a series of public meetings in December and January, and a final recommendation on the boundary lines will be made to council in March. City officials hope to have the new 12-district map, subject to the outcome of any Ontario Municipal Board challenge, in place for the next civic election in 2014.

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EMC News – Explosive population growth in the suburbs has prompted Kingston to redraw its 12 district boundaries. “Is a boundary review needed? The short answer is yes,” said city clerk John Bolognone. Fast-growing neighbourhoods such as Cataraqui West, Cataraqui North and Greenwood Park east of Highway 15 have created an “imbalance” of representation, he explained to the November 20 council meeting. As a result of changing growth patterns, Loyalist-Cataraqui now has 9,948 electors, the most of any district in the city, while Kingscourt-Strathcona’s 5,342 elector count is the lowest. “In all honesty I haven’t been overwhelmed,” said Loyalist-Cataraqui councillor Kevin George of the higher density of residents he represents. However, George supports district realignment to ensure suburban voters have a stronger voice at city hall. Under most of the scenarios presented by staff, the old City of Kingston would be left with just 5 seats on the new council, leaving the former

Kingston and Pittsburgh Townships with 7 seats. Staff presented several options to re-divide the districts and restore fairness in the councillor-to-voter ratio. Highlights of the staff-preferred Option #1: -Countryside will cover all areas north of Highway 401 and east of Abbey Dawn Road essentially taking all rural territory, while Pittsburgh becomes a more urban-based district; -Kings Town swallows up more of the downtown area and a portion of Sydenham district; -Most parts of Sydenham and Williamsville districts merge into one district; -Trillium district’s borders expand into the Cataraqui North neighbourhood; -Lakeside and Portsmouth districts remain unchanged due to limited development potential; -Loyalist-Cataraqui gives up some of its west end suburban territory to accommodate future growth. The city is aiming for an average of 8,635 electors per district, but given the assumption that future growth will be concentrated in two or three districts the municipal map will likely have to be revised again in 10 years, Bolognone advised.


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Kingston’s cultural jewel marks a milestone anniversary By Bill Hutchins Reporter

EMC News – Kingston’s Grand Theatre has hosted many roles over the decades but, fortunately, parking lot wasn’t one of them. Grand supporters re-

cently marked the 50 th anniversary of the day city council purchased the Princess Street landmark from private owners to cement its role as a civic auditorium. “The theatre was owned by a Toronto company and they thought the best use

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$51,500. “Fortunately we had the concerned and motivated citizens that stepped in,” said Brian McCurdy, the city’s director of cultural services. It took several years of community fundraising of nearly $300,000 to refurbish the theatre before it

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The golden anniversary of the Grand’s rebirth coincides with the founding of the Kingston Arts Council. “And now look at this place. It’s a premiere theatre in Kingston and eastern Ontario,” said a beaming Karen Dolan, executive director of the Kingston Arts Council. The group was initially formed to help the Grand stage performances, but its mandate has since broadened to promote all of the arts in Kingston and to help decide the $500,000 annual allotment of municipal arts grants. “If you have a city without culture, a city without arts, then you are really lacking,” Dolan explained. The city invested $17 million to completely renovate the theatre in 2008 with new seats, side balconies, sound and lighting systems, and more backstage space. City officials recently hosted a public event to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the Grand’s purchase and the founding of the arts group in November 1962.

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EMC News - For those whose life has been touched in some way by cancer, finding support in the community is often paramount to being able to express their feelings and continue living with their illness. Thanks to Joanne Franke, Kingston now has an organization to provide that much-needed comfort for the thousands of people affected by cancer each year. Gilda’s Club is an alliance that offers resources, group meetings, children’s programs, and more to people affected by cancer. Franke, who has lived in Kingston for all of her adult life, was inspired to found a chapter of the Gilda’s Club in town when one of her close friends was living with ovarian cancer. “I am overwhelmed by the sheer number of people living with cancer in some way, shape or form,” she remarks, which is part of what drove her to create a welcoming environment for these individuals and their families. “I soon recognized all of these people, myself included, needed a sense of belonging.” She began her research and contacted Gilda’s Club worldwide. By 2007,

Southeastern Ontario officially had a Gilda’s Club affiliation that stretched between Peterborough and Cornwall. Franke continues, “I was very impressed by their organization, that it was for everyone.” Within the Gilda’s Club, physical and emotional healing is worked on as a whole family. Now, Franke’s goal is to finish raising $250,000 dollars by the end of the year in order to officially open their doors. First, the chapter will have to secure their location, continue hiring professional staff, and allot funds to sustain their program through the next year. Some fundraising that the organization is planning includes bowling nights, potluck dinners, and relying on community partners to help advertise their cause. One mandate of the Gilda’s Club is that funds raised in the community stay in the community, so folks from Kingston can be sure that their donations will directly impact their own friends and neighbours. The drive for funds will conclude in May 2013 with a major event that, as of yet, remains a secret. Franke, who studied commercial communications, certainly has the business savvy and compassionate spirit to

Gilda’s Club founding president Joanne Franke, left, and executive director Belinda Vandersluis. see this club through. She has a long history of volunteer work with her local seniors’ centre and with her children’s school activities, and she has also acted as treasurer for her local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Also on staff are Belinda Vandersluis, ex-

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Thefts won’t dampen holiday spirit By Kristyn Wallace

EMC Editorial – The holidays are typically a time of giving and goodwill. At this time of year, many of those who are fortunate will endeavour to help those in need, often with donations of money, toys, and food, or by volunteering for a charity or other aid-based organization. It is a season when kindness and generosity are encouraged and cherished and, conversely, a season where hurtful and selfish acts cut even more deeply than usual. Police in Toronto recently recovered thousands of toys stolen from the Salvation Army over the past two years, diverted for profit instead of being donated to those in need. According to the Toronto Police Service news release, “146 skids of items including toys, baby cribs, strollers, food, and personal care products” were recovered,

and three tractor-trailers were needed to remove the property from the Brampton warehouse in which it was found. At press time, no charges have been laid in the case. The toys will eventually be returned to the charity, but it may take some time as the case is investigated. It is one of the more extreme examples of holiday theft in recent memory, but it is by no means the only story of selfishness and greed during the holiday season. Take the thefts of the Salvation Army’s Christmas kettles. The organization’s website describes the popular fundraising campaign as “a fundraising effort that occurs each year during the Christmas season. Kettles are found in 2000 locations across Canada and are an opportunity for the public to donate whatever funds they can to support the work of The Salvation Army during the Christmas season and throughout the year.”

The kettles are a popular site throughout the holiday season, as volunteers stand in malls, at stores and on street corners collecting spare change. Last year, the program raised $21 million nationwide. But for the same reasons the kettles are successful – they are highly visible and located near entrances and exits – they are also vulnerable to theft. We hear of a few stories every holiday season – someone grabs a kettle and runs off with hundreds of dollars that would have been donated to a good cause. It’s sad, it’s depressing, it’s even infuriating, but it’s not an excuse to stop contributing. For every loss of a kettle, a toy or a donation box, there are thousands of stories of goodwill – struggling families that receive presents for their children, adults who eat a homemade Christmas dinner for the first time in years, and millions of dollars raised

to help those less fortunate. Some might say we should take our giving online and decrease the likelihood of theft. But the kettles are and should remain a reminder at the holiday season of how fortunate we are. After we’ve spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars on presents, gourmet food, alcohol and other luxuries, it’s good to be reminded that many people won’t have that option this holiday season. It’s a signal to be less selfish and to put the needs of others before our own. Maybe our increased generosity makes us more vulnerable to being taken advantage of during the holiday season. But that doesn’t mean we should stop giving – if anything, it means that we should give even more. Items can be stolen, recovered and returned. The feeling we experience at Christmas – the desire to share our good fortune by helping others – cannot be taken away.

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EMC Editorial – It has become a too-common occurrence on the streets of Toronto. A cyclist, on the way to work or school, is hit by a vehicle during the morning or afternoon commute. Sometimes the injuries are minor, while other times they are fatal. Tom Samson, 35, described by the Toronto Star as a “muchloved Grade 2 teacher and father of two,” was killed in the city’s west end on November 23 around 6:30 a.m. when he was hit by a minivan and then, as a result of the impact, by another vehicle travelling in the opposite lane. The driver of the minivan fled the scene, but turned himself in to Toronto police the following day. A Google map has been created to mark the sites of cyclist fatalities in Toronto since 1986. The image is striking – about 60 arrows marking the streets and intersections where lives were lost as the result of terrible accidents. Statistically, the numbers are not cause for panic. Less that 100 people in more than 25 years, far less than the lives lost in car accidents on our roads and highways. And yet, when it comes to cycling, it feels like so much more could be done to prevent these senseless tragedies. Bike lanes seem more like a token gesture to appease a new “fad” than a commitment to sustainable, active transportation. The recent removal of the Jarvis Street bike lanes is a case in point. As Toronto city councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam said after a recent motion to save the bike lanes failed in Toronto’s city hall, “You’re not going to remove cyclists by removing bicycle lanes. They are still going to be there. They’re just going to be riding very unsafely.” For their part, those who voted to remove the bike lane cited new lanes separated entirely from vehicle traffic on nearby Sherbourne Street. But lanes also need to be well-planned, well-connected and practical. If Jarvis is the street cycling commuters use, creating lanes on Sherbourne may not be effective. Here in Kingston, a municipality committed to becoming the country’s most sustainable city, bike lanes also feel like more of a token than a part of the infrastructure. “Sharrows” on Brock and Johnson streets have been removed, though plans to eventually create dedicated lanes on these thruways have been put forward. Some bike lanes are incredibly narrow, others end with little or no warning, and many busy streets have no bike lanes at all. The city is taking positive steps in this regard, but they are baby steps as the process is slow-going and the effectiveness of the result unclear. In order to truly encourage cycling as a safe, reliable mode of transportation, cities need to commit to protecting cyclists and creating networks of safe bike lanes that are as physically separated from vehicle traffic as possible. It is no doubt a timeconsuming and expensive process. But if cities do that, citizens will surely go along for the ride.



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What’s Happening Regional Events and Happenings Over the Coming Weeks Kingston The Adult Rendezvous Club (ARC), based at St. Paul the Apostle R.C. Church Hall, 1111 Taylor Kidd Blvd., in Kingston, meet for Contract Bridge, Progressive Euchre and board games Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m. from September to June. Yearly membership. For more info call 613-548-7936 or 613-389-0968. GriefShare support group meets Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. at Bayridge Alliance Church (825 Gardiners Rd.), in the fireside room. Starting on Thursday, Oct. 11. Meets for 13 weeks. For anyone who has lost a loved one. For more information check out or contact Julia at jmkooy@gmail. com or 613-386-5210. Kings Town Trekkers Christmas Lights walk Saturday, Dec. 8. Registration 4:30-5:30 p.m. 10km walk starts at 5 p.m. 5km walk starts at 6 p.m. Start point - Gore Road Fire Station. Captain R.M. Toomey, Shipping Industry and Canadian Coast Guard, discusses “Arctic Shipping Routes” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Goodes Hall, 143 Union St., Queen’s University, as part of the QUILL Sunday Lecture series. For details call 613-549-1910. Love to Sing? Join Shout Sister! Choir for a relaxed atmosphere and repertoire of popular music. No auditions and no need to read music. Join us for a practice, everyone is welcome. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mulberry School on John St. between Patrick St. and Montreal St. Choir Director is Georgette Fry. Overcomer’s Assembly Prayer Room, 1187 Princess St. Kingston will have their church open for personal prayer times Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. Friday night karaoke hosted by Showman’s Karaoke Nov. 30 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the lounge of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 734 Montreal St. All welcome. Small cover charge for non-members. DivorceCare support group: for anyone going through the pain of separation or divorce. Meets weekly for 13 weeks on Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. starting Sept.13 at Westside Fellowship Church (1021 Woodbine Rd). For more information: jmkooy@gmail. com or 613-384-7306.






39 Club of Kingston Dance Friday. Nov. 30. Music by Shylo (western night ). 8-11:30 p.m. at Collins Bay Royal Canadian Legion 631, 4034 Bath Rd. Singles and Couples welcome. Dress Code in effect.

Bluegrass weekly jam every Thursdays at 7 p m at Ben’s Pub, 105 Clergy St., Kingston. No cover charge. Everyone welcome, whether you play or come to listen. For info Sandra 613-546-1509. The Farmers’ Market Association of Kingston is pleased to announce the Fall extension of the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market. The market will be running Sundays at the Kingston Memorial Centre at 303 York St., from 10AM to 2PM from Oct. 28 to Dec. 16. We will continue featuring the best local, farm-fresh produce, meats, and other foods, as well as seasonal crafts, baked goods, and more! Come out to the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market’s fall season, where the farmers you meet grow the food you eat.

This is a fundraiser for the church and will feature Handmade Crafts and Gift Baskets. Admission is free with refreshment tickets available for a cost. St. Andrews by the Lake Church is on 1 Redden St. (Front and Days Rd). For more information, call the church office at 613389-8082.

Due to our current financial straits, 1/2 the proceeds will go towards the expensive repairs required for an historically-designated building. May God bless you and yours.

Seniors Walk to the Beat Plus Stretch & Strength classes are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the Kingston’s west. Introducing beginers Line Dancing. Also offering seniors, affordable gentle pain free treatments for Arthritis and all related conditions. For location and additional info: call Dee [Deanna] 613-389-6540. Introduction to Line Dancing and Zumba moves for seniors Tuesday and Thursday mornings in Kingston’s west end. For location and additional info please call Dee at 613-389-6540

The Salvation Army in Kingston is seeking volunteer bell ringers for its Christmas Kettle Campaign which begins on Nov. 16 and runs until Dec. 24. Individuals, families and groups including corporations, churches, service clubs and organizations are welcome to take part this Christmas season. Volunteering at a Christmas Kettle can mean as little as two hours and makes a lasting difference in your community. For more information or to sign up please call Darlene at 613-5315918 or email christmaskettles@

VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise classes. Come and join our fun and friendly low impact fitness classes designed for Seniors. Classes include cardio, strength training and stretching with no mat work. Five convenient locations in Kingston. First trial class is free! For location and information call Joanne 613-634-0130 ext. 414 or email Seniors Community Club #523 Centre 70, corner of Days and Front Road. Shuffleboard and Bridge Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. New members welcome. Rideau Trail Kingston Club hike from Freeman Rd. to Frontenac Park Saturday, Dec. 1. A scenic route through Gould Lake Conservation Area at a moderate pace over challenging terrain for 15.2 km. Departure time is 8:30 a.m. from the Canadian Tire Parking Lot at the Kingston Centre along Bath Rd. where car-pooling will be available. Details: 613-634-1877 or It’s fun, friendly and good exercise for both body and mind. Scottish Country dance lessons are offered Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Frontenac Public School on Cowdy Street in Kingston. Doors open at 7 p.m., warm-up at 7:15 p.m. and class runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Entrance at the back of the school. Join us and learn to dance to lively jigs, reels and slower elegant strathspeys. No partner needed, just soft soled shoes and a love of moving to music. For further information contact 613-530-7415.

Drum Circle. This open drum circle occurs every Sunday at Ben’s Pub (105 Clergy St.) from 8-10 p.m. No experience necessary. Bring your drums, shakers, flutes, etc. We always have a few extra instruments on hand. Come to play or just to sit back and watch. All welcome. It’s free. Wheelchair accessible. Live Wire Music Series presents The Kruger Brothers with speical guest Jeremy Fisher Friday, Nov. 30 - 7:30 p.m. at Chalmers United Church. Tickets on sale now at Brian’s Record Option (613 542-2452) and Tara Foods. Tickets will also be available at the door. Come celebrate an International Christmas at Cataraqui United Church’s 11th Annual “A Home for Christmas” Concert - Saturday, Dec. 1 - 7 p.m. Free Will Offering Refreshments. Highlights: Voices of Joy, Cataraqui United Church’s Choir and featuring a “special guest soloist”. Proceeds will be donated to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. KLC College Pharmacy Technician Program Group is holding a holiday fundraiser in support of the Partners in Mission Food Bank and the Salvation Army. We are asking for your donations of non-perishable food items and loose change to help our community. You can drop off your donations at the college located at 742 Arlington Park Place or call Angela @ 613-217-3227 to arrange a pick up. The fundraiser runs from now until Dec. 18. The ‘Silver Wings’ welcomes exservice 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 613389-6177.

Vendors and artisans needed for Christmas Gift Show. The first annual RCHA Christmas Gift Show will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St. Vendors and Artisans (art, pottery, knitted, baked or sewn goods) are invited to show and sell their wares. The show is a Fundraiser towards a much needed new roof for the historic RCHA building – steeped in military history.Join us! For more information or to book a table contact Linda J Cameron, RCHA Promotions Team at 613530-3577 or book at the RCHA Club at 613-542-1852 (after 3 p.m.). Baha’i Faith Human Rights Discussion Saturday, Dec. 8 in honour of Human Rights Day, The Baha’i Community of Kingston welcomes everyone to an informal discussion about the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights at 2:30 p.m. at 99 York St. Further info: bahais@kingston. net 613-634-0767. Come celebrate an “International Christmas at Cataraqui United Church’s 11th Annual “A Home for Christmas” Concert - Saturday, Dec. 1 - 7 p.m. Free Will Offering Refreshments. Highlights: Voices of Joy, Cataraqui United Church’s Choir and featuring a “special guest soloist”. Proceeds will be donated to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. The Kingston Theatre Organ Society presents Dave Wickerham in concert on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingston Korean Church (89 Kirkpatrick St.). David is one of our most popular visiting artists, coming for his seventh successive return engagement: need we say more? For tickets call Nancy, 613386-7295, or visit Come along for a great evening of fun organ music! There will be a Jingle Bell Tea and Sale at St. Andrews by the Lake United Church in Reddendale, on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Orchestra Kingston’s annual SingAlong Messiah will be performed on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and sing along in these well-known choruses, and maybe even a solo or two. Join in on the most familiar choruses of this traditional Christmas offering: For Unto Us a Child is Born; All we like Sheep; and of course, the Hallelujah Chorus.Or just come to listen to the orchestra accompany your friends and neighbours. The concert will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 816 Centennial Ave. (at Taylor-Kidd). Scores are available at the door, or bring your own. The Kingston Meistersingers proudly present “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Octave Theatre (711 Dalton Ave.). Performances will run Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 & 2. Tickets can be purchased at the door of the Octave, at www.meistersingers. ca, at Novel Idea Book Store (156 Princess) or the Grand Theatre Box Office. For further information or group sales, please contact Jack Francis 613 540-4279. An Advent Candlelight Procession with Carols will take place at St. George’s Cathedral on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. As well as leading the congregational singing, the Cathedral Adult and Children’s Choirs will sing music by Palestrina, Craig Courtney, Hans Leo Hassler, Felix Mendelssohn, and J.S. Bach. The Cathedral is at the corner of King and Johnson Streets in Kingston. Call 613-548-4617 or visit www.<http://www.>. Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Advent season! Uh-Oh, another CWL Christmas Bake Sale on Dec. 1&2? You betcha. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Church of the Good Thief offers the usual delicious baked goods, with many being Diabetic-friendly and Gluten-Free. New this year - sign up to order mincemeat, apple and pecan pies to pick up on Dec. 15. A number of themed raffle gift baskets and beautiful jewellery will be available. Join us in the CGT Parish Hall, facing Baiden St. at McDonald Ave.

The Arthritis Society is offering a free workshop for individuals with osteoarthritis of the hips and knees. Called Stay Active – Manage Osteoarthritis Pain, and led by a physiotherapist, the three-hour workshop will cover osteoarthritis, relieving pain and stiffness, activity and weight management and community resources. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at our office at 308 Wellington Street in Kingston, Suite 100. To register, or for more information, please call 613-5462546, ext. 1601. Please register early, as space is limited. Advent Carol Service at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 4333 Bath Rd., at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9. Refreshments after the service - free will offering. All welcome. Crokinole Club. Join us on Tuesday’s at 7 p.m. to play the traditional game of crokinole. Next game Dec. 4 at J.R. Henderson public school. Contact Jairo Munoz at, Kingston Jewish Council’s 6th Annual Light Up The Night, a public celebration of Hanukkah, begins at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the Springer Market Square Court Yard. There will be children’s activities and a stage performance with audience participation, culminating with the lighting of our large Hanukah menorah. At 6:15 p.m., a scrumptious Hanukkah latke dinner prepared by Chef Aaron will be offered in the Memorial Room in City Hall. Dinner tickets available in the Court Yard or at the door. Bring family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues for an evening to warm hearts and bellies! Bereaved Families of Ontario Kingston Region Mothers’ Night: An evening for mothers to share the loss of a child of any age, due to any circumstances, with other mothers in a warm and confidential environment. Held on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Dr. (Upstairs in the Trillium Room – Please Park in the Left-Side Lot and Use the RightSide Entrance). Spousal/Partner Night: A support evening for those who have suffered the loss of their spouse or partner to death. Held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Same location.

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Kingston’s ambassador of loud introductions takes his place on the tree By Bill Hutchins Reporter

EMC News – Chris Whyman will be hanging from many trees around the city this holiday season. And he can’t wait! Kingston’s venerable Town Crier has just achieved something that no one else thought possible – his likeness will go on display as a Christmas pewter ornament. “It’s quite an honour, actu-

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ally,” Whyman remarked. The Downtown Kingston Businesses Improvement Area (BIA) usually depicts local historical or familiar landmarks for the hugelypopular ornament collectible series that it first launched 19 years ago. The closest it came to honouring a living person was Sir John A. Macdonald. But this year, the BIA decided to cast Whyman’s Town Crier image as one of its five ornaments for the 2012 edition. “It’s the very first time we’ve honoured a living person,” said the BIA’s Jan MacDonald, noting Whyman’s local popularity and role as Kingston’s goodwill ambassador for 28 years. The four-centimetre high pewter ornament depicts Whyman in his traditional Crier outfit with cloak and three-corner hat, ringing a bell in one hand and holding an unfurled proclamation in the other. The Town Crier, known for his bellowing introductions, says he had no idea Downtown Kingston was planning to immortalize his work as a holiday ornament. He was informed just days before the ornament series was unveiled to city council. “One of the things I can always say is that people have

taken my photograph for over 28 years. Now my image will be able to hang on their trees at Christmas. It is a very big honour and I’m very humbled to have it happen to me,” said Whyman, who works with Tourism Kingston. Other landmarks depicted in pewter collectible series this year include: Greek Orthodox Church, Medical House, Empire Theatre façade and 37-43 Brock Street (Olivea restaurant building). One new landmark goes on sale each Monday, starting with the Greek Orthodox Church November 19. The last ornament to go on sale is the Town Crier on December 17. As in previous years, each ornament can be purchased for $8 along with providing $25 worth of receipts from downtown merchants. The ornaments are sold at the Grand Theatre, Wellington Foreign Exchange and the Kingston Community Credit Union. The city’s ambassador of loud introductions, who has racked up numerous awards for his ‘crying’ abilities, will have a chance at another in the New Year. Kingston is hosting the 2013 World International Town Crier Championships.

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Kingston Kingston Blues Society presents 24th Street Wailers Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Standeasy at the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St. 8:30 p.m. start. In 2012 they were nominated for New Artist of the Year at The Maple Blues Awards and for Blues Group of the Year at the Sirius XM Indie Awards. In 2012 they were Semi-finalists at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. They’ve opened for legendary blues man Jimmie Vaughan, and performed on prestigious festival stages at the Vancouver Island Music Festival, Harrison Festival of the Arts, Folk on the Rocks festival in Yellowknife, Festiblues International de Montreal and at the Limestone City Blues Festival . Breakfast with Santa and St. Nicholas Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. til noon at St. Luke’s Church, 236 Nelson St. Yummy breakfast, games & songs, crafts & activities. It’s all free! The Kingston & Area Home Business Association (KAHBA), “The voice of home and small business in Kingston since 1992”, meets the second Saturday each month. We invite all full and part-time entrepreneurs, small and home-based business owners and those that are thinking about starting one to come join us at our regular monthly networking meeting

on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8-10:30 a.m. (breakfast starts about 8:30 a.m.). We are introducing “Theme Meetings” to assist members. We will meet at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560 at 734 Montreal St. (across from Bell Park golf course) in Kingston. For more information go to our site http:// or email us at either or treasurer@

Frontenac 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. Southern Frontenac Community Services Foot Care Clinics. Clinics are offered throughout the area. Glenburnie Clinic: Country Pines Apartments every month on the second Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Verona Clinic runs at the Verona Medical Centre every month on the second Tuesday from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. They Sydenham Clinic runs every month on the second Tuesday sfrom 1 p.m. to about 4 p.m. To book a home visit, please contact Danielle Penner Tel: 613-376-6477 email:

Frontenac Rural Women’s Group last Wednesday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southern Frontenac Community Serivces Corporation offices, 4419 George St., Sydenham. Rural Women’s Group provides a safe and welcoming place for rural women to get together, addressing common interests and needs within Frontenac County. This group is open to all women wishing to make connections within their community and will provide valuable life skill-building opportunities through discussions groups and workshops. Transportation available: call in advance to arrange. For more information, please contact: Elizabeth Peterson, Family Services Intake Assistant to inquire: Tel: 613-376-6477 or 1-800-763-9610. Sunbury TOPS Chapter meet every Monday evening, weigh-in 5:30 p.m. meeting begins at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. Come and join a supportive weight loss group to take off pounds sensibly. For info chrisintops@hotmail. com. SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise class every Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the Grace Centre, 4295 Stagecoach Rd. in Sydenham. Fun, Low Impact fitness class, no mat work. Call Joanne at 613-634-0130 ext. 414 or email

Frontenac Bedford’s Bi-Weekly Open Mike and Jam Session, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Bedford Community Hall, 1381 Westport Rd. Featuring Bluegrass,Country, Gospel and more. Info, at 613-3742614. Verona Christmas Tree Lighting. Friday, Nov. 30, Verona and area gathers at McMullen Park to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season. Local musician Ross Clow will lead the crowd in Christmas carols and songs, while neighbours chat and children romp in the crisp night air. The Free Methodist Youth Group serves hot chocolate The Verona Lions provide hot dogs and marshmallows around a firepit. The crowd gives the countdown to the lighting of the tree and Verona’s Christmas season officially begins. 7 p.m. in McMullen Park, Verona. Donations of non-perishable food items for Food Bank gratefully appreciated. Sunday, Dec. 2, 16, at 10 a.m. Plevna/ Ompah United Church hosts a union (one worship service for both churches) service at the Ompah worship site -10223 Hwy 509, Ompah. All welcome. Central Frontenac Santa Claus Parade, sponsored by The Sharbot Lake

Frontenac and District Lions Club, Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. Form up at 12 p.m. Meet Santa in Oso Hall after the parade. Hot dogs and chocolate. For more info, contact Lion Bill Pyle, 613-539-8190. Central Frontenac Fire Department District #4 Parham 21st Annual Santa Claus Parade Sunday, Dec.2. Leaves Tichborne at 1 p.m. and ends at Fire Station #4 in Parham. Free Hot Dogs and Hot Chocolate for the children. Santa will be there. For more info. Contact - Bernie Quinn - 613-3756341 or Jess Quinn - 613-375-6341. Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Plevna United Church (1027 Lookout Hill Road, Plevna) hosts a Christmas musical afternoon with Ralph and Carol McInnes, free-will offering. Info: 613-479-2979. Colour Me Christmas, Frontenac Women’s Chorus. Traditional Carols and contemporary Songs of the Season provide the images – you fill with colour. This Frontenac Women’s Chorus concert on Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Belrock Community Hall invites you to use a full palette to enter the Christmas season with joy, peace, hope and love! Admission is by Freewill Donation. Rev. Oscar Simpson presents Coun-

Frontenac try Church Christmas Homecoming , Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. at Hartington Community Church with The Old Hims, and “Crooked Wood”. Free will offering. Refreshments. Information : 613-374-2178. Gospel Only Jam Dec. 9 from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church. Open Mic, everyone welcome. Musicians sign up early. Open to singers with tracks, limited space available free will offering fundraiser for HFMC. Refreshments. For more info contact Patsy Schmidt 613-376-9815. Complimentary pancake breakfast at St. Paul’s United Church Harrowsmith on Saturday, Dec. 1 starting at 8:30 a.m. and running until the parade starts at 10 a.m. The church will be conducting a food drive during the Harrowsmith parade. Food items will be used for the Christmas hampers and for the food bank. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Watch for the St. Paul’s float and the shepherds pulling wagons to collect your donations. Annual Christmas Concert Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Verona. Annual Christmas Concert with a Community Choir. Our gift to the Community. For information call 613-372-2525.

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Local artist hosts open house style show By: Mandy Marciniak Correspondent

Susanne Langlois is a local artist that has been active in the Kingston community for the past 6 years. She first started painting about 20 years ago when she was in university at McGill, “I’ve taken some courses here and there, but I have a degree in just general arts, nothing in the fine arts. So I guess I am self-taught as an artist and not formally trained by any means,” said Langlois. On Friday November 30th, Langlois will be hosting a show of her work at her home in Kingston, “I did a show



like this last year and I did another show in Toronto that was very similar too. I used to own a clothing store and we used to do open house events too. We’d bring the clothes to people’s homes, so it was kind of a natural feeling for me to have it at home, rather than trying to find a gallery and set up that type of arrangement. This way I get sort of an open house and open studio kind of feeling which I really like. It is a lot less formal and more laid back,” explained Langlois. Langlois dabbles in many types of painting, but focuses on three main styles in her work, “I used to do a lot of still life and usually that would be


flowers or fruits and vegetables, something natural and always one close up item. I prefer close up pictures rather then a grouping, so one apple or a mango. I still do that type of work, but I started doing some abstract work a couple of years ago and went in quite a different direction. And then I started to paint windmills, but I use a lot of abstract style when I paint the windmills. I am kind of concentrating on the windmills right now, but I still do the other stuff too.” Part of the proceeds from the open house on November 30th will go to the Loving Spoonful. Charity work and giving back to the community is something that is very important to Langlois, “I’ve been doing this for the past couple shows. For my Kingston shows I wanted to pick a local food bank, especially considering the time of

year, to help out and a couple of people recommended the Loving Spoonful. They came to the show last year and it was a really nice experience. It is nice to do something and bring awareness to a cause.” Langlois has seen a fair amount of success with her work in Kingston thus far and hopes to continue her success, “It has been great actually, enough to keep me going. I definitely like to get my work out there. I am not afraid to show it and share it with as many people as possible. It has been really great being in Kingston. I find it a really welcoming environment for art and artists and it has been gradual, but I have met a lot of really amazing people in the community and the arts community.” For more information about her show visit

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www.Cityof CELEBRATE ACCESSIBILITY Committed to Accessibility for All December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the City is marking the occasion by highlighting recent work and events that demonstrate our commitment to accessibility for all. Please join us as the City presents the 2012 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award at 1 p.m. at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Press Lounge, 53 Yonge St. The Access Award was established to recognize a person, group or organization making a significant contribution beyond legislated requirements, towards improving access for persons with disabilities in Kingston. This year’s nominees are:

• Canadian Hard of Hearing Association: Kingston Branch (Kingston Hard of Hearing Club) for its work to eliminate the isolation, indignation and frustration of hard of hearing and deafened persons by assisting in increasing personal self-esteem and confidence. • CFRC, 101.9 FM Queens University, for its new radio show, Community Living, that promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities on the radio. • H’art School for “The Box,” a fully accessible, mixedability performing arts studio and presentation space. • Lily’s Place Family Shelter - Home Based Housing, for its dedication to assisting single women and families as they transition from homelessness to a home of their own. • Donna Huff for her 25 years as a Community Volunteer Patient at Queen’s University’s Clinical Learning/Clinical Education Centre. Her role has been to teach future nurses, physicians, occupational and physio therapists about the lived experience from the perspective of the patient. Last year, the first-ever International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award was presented to personal trainer Dawn Campbell, owner of all Abilities Fitness, who has used her education in Disability Studies to inform her role as a fitness advocate for people with disabilities. For more on the City’s plans to improve accessibility, go to 12

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WINTER PARKING ON CITY STREETS Winter parking rules go into effect Dec. 1 No parking on City streets overnight Starting Saturday, Dec.1, parking is prohibited on all City streets from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. The overnight winter parking bylaw ensures that cars are kept off the streets so that snow plows can effectively respond to winter weather events. Car owners who contravene the bylaw, risk receiving a fine of up to $40, or possibly having their vehicle towed. The parking prohibition remains in place until the end of March, 2013.

WEST-END SPLASH PAD – PUBLIC MEETING The City of Kingston is seeking residents to attend a public meeting to discuss the next regionally sized splash pad to be located in Kingston west end. Residents will be able to discuss potential site locations and review conceptual design plans. The project is expected to be designed in 2013 and, pending budget approval, constructed through 2014.

Please join City staff and offer your feedback: Wednesday, Dec.5 at 7 p.m. at the INVISTA Centre


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Kingston Festival of Trees – an event to benefit the Lung Association By: Mandy Marciniak Correspondent

EMC News - For the second year, the Lung As-

sociation and the Kingston Community Office will be hosting their beautiful Festival of Trees event. The event will be held from

and improving lung health for all Canadians. A nonprofit and volunteer-based health charity, The Lung Association depends on donations from the public to support lung health research, education, prevention and advocacy. The events kick off on Friday November 30th with a special wine and cheese reception, a licensed event, where guests will enjoy a preview of the Festival of Trees. The trees will be unveiled followed by a lighting ceremony, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets to this event are $25. On Saturday and Sunday, guests can enjoy face painting, various forms of entertainment and various craft stations for kids, “ on Saturday night there is a special family event being held, where people can come out and hear a reading of Charles Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ read by Dennis Curtis,” added McCann. This event takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The most anticipated event of the weekend takes place on the Sun-

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day, December 2nd, “The holiday tree raffle. Guests can purchase raffle tickets throughout the event and join us on Sunday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m. for the raffle draw. All trees and auction items won can be picked up then,” added McCann. Guests can also enjoy a brunch with Santa on Sunday morning. Last year, the Festival of Trees saw great success and a number of volunteers helped out, “ It was a very successful and exciting event. During the festive

season in Kingston, we want people to enjoy the wide variety of entertainment, and special family activities that are offered. All the trees and auction items are generously donated by the local businesses in Kingston and we greatly appreciate all the help we receive,” said McCann. Hopefully, the Lung Association will see another successful year with this great festive event. For more information about this event visit www.

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Unique homes featured in Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour on Dec. 1 and 2

EMC Events – Each year the Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour grows and evolves, and this year’s seventh installment has continued that trend. Curious about what lies behind the doors of some beautiful heritage homes you drive by every day? Perhaps you haven’t decided how to decorate your home for the holidays yet? Or maybe you need a fun activity to kick off your holiday spirit? The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Perth and District, have once again planned very carefully for this annual event – Dec. 1 and 2, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are $30

each. “Each year we are growing in terms of the magnitude of what it involves,” said Karen Hickey, CFUW House Tour committee member. “It (the tour) has kept evolving.” Each year different elements are added, to not only add value, but to ensure those interested in attending are left satisfied, said Jackie Boyer, chair of the CFUW house tour, and vice president of CFUW Perth and District. “This year is going to be really beautiful,” Boyer described. “We have raised the bar in terms of décor.” Eight unique homes are featured in this year’s tour, which has many added treats, aside from the main focus of touring through some historical treasures.

The tour features five heritage buildings­, including a Georgian style home, as well as three newer houses. Six locations are in the town proper limits, while two are just outside of Perth. This year the focus is on Christmas decoration, and as such two decorators have come on board – each taking on four housetour locations. Elisabeth Kuiper, of Interior Views and Peggy Paul, formerly of Kelly’s Flowers and Fine Things, will help in transforming the tour locations’ dining rooms into visually appealing holiday delights. Perfect, for those seeking out ideas on how to decorate their own homes for Christmas. The flowers and flower arrangements are being undertaken by various florists throughout the

area. Hickey explained feedback from previous house tours has indicated people like to get ideas for their own decorating purposes from the featured homes. “This aspect (of the tour) has grown to reflect that,” she commented. While CFUW may be a volunteer run organization, the ladies noted, they are experienced enough to know they have to give the customer what they want, so to speak, therefore changes have been made to focus on decorating. Each location will feature musical entertainment and on both days of the tour, the Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn and Spa will be offering complimentary refreshments. While stopping in at the spa, check out

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the tour’s Gift Marketplace which will feature 13 tables of treats for purchase, including scarves, Christmas ornaments, baking, decorative items for the home, knitted goods, garlic braids and much more. This is the first year for the marketplace element, something for which both Hickey and Boyer are very excited. Ten per cent of the sales from each table will be going towards the house tour. Meals offered

Tour attendees can also take advantage of the well priced meals offered up at several participating local restaurants and at St. James Anglican Church on both days. Ticket holders need to show their tickets at the locations identified within their tour book. These locations donate a percentage of their sales back to the tour. The Best Western has additionally jumped on board, not just in hosting the marketplace and offering complimentary refreshments, it is also offering ticket holders a special nightly rate and one $40 spa credit for that weekend. “People are encouraged to make a weekend out of it,” Boyer commented. Hickey agreed, saying a lot of tour goers have made this an “annual event.” It has become, for some, a girls weekend out, and for others their traditional kick off to the Christmas season. Both ladies note an added bonus with this event is it spans two days – if for some reason those attending are unable to get to all of the locations they wish to in one day – they have another day and need not rush. The same can be said for the weather – there are two days to explore. For the CFUW this is its major annual fundraiser. Dollars donated to the tour go to education awards, reading programs, to libraries and more. Thus

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far CFUW has raised more than $75,000 in the last six years through this popular annual tour. Education grants, specifically, are given to young women and mature women who may be getting their qualifications to re-enter the workforce. Last year and this, the tour has been entirely self funded, explained Hickey. This year the tour has both an overall sponsor and individual home sponsors. “This year we are certainly well positioned to make more money,” Boyer commented. Last year alone, $17,500 in educational awards were given out through the CFUW Perth and District. “The town is very supportive of anything that is charitable,” Hickey said. Tickets are $30 each and are available (cash or cheque only) in Ottawa (Tivoli Florists), Kingston (Trugs Home), Almonte (Smitten), Smiths Falls (Elizabeth Interiors) and in Perth at Home Furniture. One can also order them by calling 613-267-2270. Throughout the tour careful attention is paid to parking. Tickets contain maps outlining locations where parking is available. The CFUW has a network of 10,000 members across the country. Specifically on a local level, the CFUW offers opportunities for support and friendship, regular meetings on a variety of issues from political to cultural, special interest and study groups, the opportunity to advocate locally about CFUW policies and much, much more. The CFUW Perth and District was established in 1970, and is one of 122 clubs across Canada. A woman may join if she has a degree, diploma or equivalent from an accredited tertiary education institution, according to material supplied by CFUW. For further details please visit www.

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students, won gold. In the integrated marketing communications case, Brook Jibb and Nick Hovencamp, a second year advertising student, won gold. In the retailing case, David Harnden, a third year marketing student and Chris Siebner, a second year advertising student, won gold. In the marketing research case, David Harnden and John Relyea-Voss, another third year marketing student, won the silver medal. Honourable mention went to Tanya Trombetta and Chris Siebner, both second year advertising students, in the direct marketing case. “We were competing with much larger college teams where students specialized in one event. Many on our team had to train for two events.

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St. Paul School Forever! By Nathan Vecchio, Isaiah Cordiero, Joseph Nuvoloni, Nicholas Matos, Mac O’Coin, and Daniel Murphy.

EMC News - For the past two years St. Paul Catholic Elementary School has been a part of a school review. As part of this review, it has been recommended that our school close and our students join with another school. We are a small community school with around a hundred and forty students. But we are getting more and more students every year. This year we even had to add a teacher - welcome Mr. Paquin. If St. Paul closes what are they going to do with it? It will probably become an apartment building or a row of houses. Do the people of Kingston want this beautiful community sight, where children go to learn every day and the neighbouring families play every night and on weekends, to become apartments or keep it as a school with a lot of heart and soul? Many teachers and students disagree with this situation. They love the school and they want it to stay open. A lot of the teachers have been here for many years. We have great students and great teachers. Why should an amazing

school close? What else do we need? Make a choice. Do you want an amazing community school or another apartment block? We asked students and teachers the same three questions about the possible closure. The questions were: “How do you feel about the school closure? Have you enjoyed your time at St. Paul? And, would you like to go to a different school? Teacher’s Responses: One teacher said, “I will always love our school; it feels like home to me and I would only leave if I had to.” A second teacher said, “It would be terrible, absolutely terrible. This school should not close because it is a community school and who wants to be bused every day.” A third teacher said, “I have enjoyed all my time here and would prefer to stay at St. Paul.” Another teacher said, “I do not want it to close because it is a positive that the school is small. I know all the students and can remember everyone from years prior. It is a real community.” Student’s Responses: The first student we interviewed said, “I do not want the school to close because my brother and sister are here. I LOVE St.

Mr. Stevens’ Grade 5/6 class stand up and speak out for the future of St. Paul School Paul and I don’t want to go to a new school.” The second student said that she felt really, really bad that the school might close. She said, “This school is really fun and I would never want to go to another school.” The third student said,

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Because of you, we have access to up-to-date medical equipment Larry Phipps has always been a man who knows what he wants and who does the right thing. When someone asks why he has been such a strong supporter of Kingston’s hospitals, he gets right to the point: “I don’t have a bucket list. I have enjoyed my life and I appreciate what the hospitals in Kingston have done for me and mine.” A long time donor to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, Larry wants to ensure a strong future of health care in our community. And he is doing something about it. After spending many years in the Canadian military, working for the long-term health and wellbeing of our country, he chose to settle in Kingston.

Consider adding one of these animals to your family Stallone is a six-year-old neutered male purebred German Shepherd. He is the most mellow and easy going guy you will ever meet! He would prefer a home that is quiet, with no other young animals. His breed is prone to hip issues, and because of this Stallone is a special needs adoption. If you are interested in him, make sure to ask the KHS staff any questions you have.

Now, in planning for the future, he has made arrangements to add to that fund through his will.

He is committed to supporting our hospitals because he and his family have received outstanding care. He also knows that someone helped to buy the equipment that those talented caregivers used to provide him and members of his family with quality patient care.

Their generosity will provide vital funding for patient programs, equipment purchases, redevelopment, research and educational activities for our hospitals in the years to come.

“I also know that equipment wears out, becomes obsolete or is invented. Now it is my turn, and perhaps yours, to help.”

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“It’s important to me to leave a legacy that will make a difference; it’s the right thing to do,” he says. Larry represents many donors who contribute to the hospitals through planned gifts.

“I know that this equipment costs thousands of dollars and that it is unlikely that me or you on our own can step up to the plate and pay the whole cost, but if we all do our share, these things can be done.”

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This sweet little fivemonth-old neutered boy is a special needs brown tabby. Murphy has a neurological disease that causes coordination and balancing problems, and as a result he wobbles when he walks. Otherwise, Murphy is a healthy, robust boy who is looking for love and affection. He love to play with other cats! Come pay him a visit at the shelter today!

Rosie is a four-year-old female Border Collie mix, who is also spayed. She is a happy go lucky dog who enjoys a nice romp in the yard. She needs an experienced owner and would be best suited for a family with children over the age of 12. Come by the shelter for a visit and see if Rosie is the perfect fit for your family!

“I hope you will join me in making our hospitals even better than they are now.” For more information on planned giving, contact Bill Durnford at 613.549.5452 ext. 5902 or email .

The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation is the fundraising arm for Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care. Created in 2005, the Foundation raises money for programs, equipment, education and research that benefit the 500,000 people in Kingston and Southeastern Ontario served by the three teaching hospitals.

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New chapter written in Brown-Richthofen saga By Jeff Maguire

EMC Lifestyle - I had a rare honour last week when I joined 15 others for a very special lunch in Carleton Place. Our small group included descendants of the main players in arguably the most famous aerial combat in history. I’m a student of the world wars and when my wife and I and our infant son first arrived in Carleton Place more than 36 years ago I was keenly aware we were now living in the hometown of Arthur Roy Brown. Or more correctly Captain A. Roy Brown DSC! The historic plaque in Memorial Park, near the local Cenotaph, underlines the fact. His name isn’t nearly as familiar as it should be in his native land. When I mention the name Roy Brown to someone and they look quizzical, I quickly add that it was he who shot down German ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen during World War I. It is the rare person who has never heard of him. Richthofen remains world famous and he is most often called “The Red Baron.” Attending last week’s lunch were three members of the Brown family and a Canadian relative of von Richthofen who lives in the Kemptville area. To my knowledge the occasion marked the first time descendants of the two flyers have ever met, let alone shared a meal and conversation! Brown’s accomplishments remain little known. How typically Canadian that we don’t honour our heroes and their exploits are usually left out of text books and school history lessons. I refer to Brown as a hero. That’s not because of his meeting with Richthofen on April 21, 1918. The fact he is credited with

firing the shot that killed the highest scoring ace of World War I (the Baron had 80 “kills” to his credit) didn’t make Brown a hero. In fact no one was unhappier with the outcome of the engagement than Roy Brown. To me he’s a hero because he was willing to put his life on the line flying a rickety biplane into battle and he did so with great skill and courage. As a squadron leader he achieved the enviable record of never losing one of his own pilots, something that was virtually unheard of in the early days of aerial combat. Last week’s lunch was a prelude to a very special and poignant event held on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 13. A 40 foot by 40 foot mural of the famous Brown-Richthofen aerial combat was officially dedicated in downtown Carleton Place. The mural, by Ottawa artist Shawn McInnis, is outstanding! Aviation museum I’m a proud founding member of the Roy Brown Society, the organization behind the mural and the new aviation museum featuring the stories of Brown and 14 other Great War pilots from Carleton Place. The first museum displays were unveiled in historic Moore House (which will be the first home of the artifacts) following last Tuesday’s well attended dedication ceremony. The fact 15 young men from such a small community were part of the fledgling Allied air force in World War I is believed to be unprecedented, certainly in Canadian history at least. At the time Carleton Place had less than half its current population. At the head of that group was Brown, the reluctant “winner” of the 1918 dogfight with Baron von Richthofen. Brown died in 1944 at

the tender age of 50, partly as a result of injuries sustained in a near fatal plane crash in England in July 1918. Now, 68 years after his passing, the mural and museum have thrust his name into the headlines again. As some of you will know, the mural has resulted in national and international publicity. The Brown-Richthofen duel has once again come to life! I was privileged to know Brown’s youngest brother Howard who, incidentally, was the unofficial Carleton Place historian. Howard authored the book ‘Founded Upon A Rock’, the history of Carleton Place. It was released in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the town in 1969. Howard died in 1999 at the ripe old age of 96. The closest relative in attendance at the lunch and mural dedication last week was Howard’s daughter Carol Nicholson, Roy’s niece. Carol and her husband John live in Oakville but still own and regularly visit the family cottage ‘Orkney’ at Lake Park on Mississippi Lake. Their daughter Heather Harpell of Ottawa also attended the luncheon. At the mural dedication she was joined by her husband Eric and their baby son Trevor.

of Perth whose uncle was Richthofen’s 41st victim on April 13, 1917. The lunch was a thoroughly engaging event. For me it offered an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and talk with so many people connected to this famous First World War story. Red Baron You may have noticed I don’t refer to Manfred von Richthofen as “The Red Baron” very often? That’s because the nickname was not used during his lifetime. It was coined by an American pulp fiction writer in the 1930s. The nickname led to off the wall connections such as famed cartoonist Charles Schulz’s character Snoopy and his “clashes” with the Red Baron, along with two related, hit songs by a Florida band, the Royal Guardsman. Do you remember ‘Snoopy Versus the Red Baron’? The songs by the way were news to Roy Brown’s great-niece Heather Harpell who is too young to remember. Over the years, as well as in media reports related to last week’s events, there has been criticism leveled that Carleton Place failed to honour Roy Brown properly in the past. His last surviving child Margaret Harmon, who died in September at age

The other Brown relative in attendance at both special events was Mary Baxter, along with her husband Don of Ottawa. Mary’s grandfather Dr. Clarence Brown was Roy’s uncle. I have known the Nicholson’s for many years. It was wonderful to share some time with them again and to meet their daughter, her husband and child. I have to admit it was intriguing to meet Daniel von Richthofen, a distant relative of the Baron. Although he is very interested in his late ancestor’s exploits, he downplays the connection. Manfred of course was a young man when he died. He never married or had a family of his own. Despite the distant relationship I was amazed to hear that Daniel’s late grandmother knew Manfred. They both attended family gatherings in Germany. Daniel was born in Frankfurt and immigrated to Canada at age 10. He’s now retired following a 35 year career with Transport Canada. He attended the events last week because of a chance meeting with Bill Flint from our committee at the Smiths Falls Flying Club in June. Also in attendance at the luncheon was Tim Boyd

90, told me her father spent the rest of his short life trying to avoid any connection to the fateful clash with the Baron. She once told me “he worked hard at avoiding publicity.” That aside, the recognition of Roy Brown’s exploits and the derring-do of so many other young men from Carleton Place during World War I deserve a proper place in local history. Much credit belongs to the town’s late Mayor Brian Costello, author of the 1979 book ‘A Nursery of the Air Force’, who first envisioned a museum and advocated for it all of his adult life. Brian was a founding member of the Roy Brown Society. My biggest regret is that he was not here to witness this exciting chapter in Carleton Place history. Congratulations to Councillor Rob Probert, the president of the society, all of the other committee members as well as town council and municipal staff for all of their support. The mural and museum are fitting tributes to Roy Brown and the aerial pioneers from Carleton Place. If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by e-mail at:

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Historical Ornaments sure to please shoppers By Kelly Reid Correspondent

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teenth year. Each holiday season, Downtown Kingston! collaborates with the community to choose five historic buildings downtown to cast in pewter and craft into holiday collectibles. A new ornament is released each Monday until December 17th. Originally, the program was expected to run for just three or four years. “But it’s just been so popular,” says Jan MacDonald, marketing projects manager for Downtown Kingston!. This year, the lineup of collectibles is especially exciting, as it’s the first year ever that one of the pieces will be a recreation of a public figure: Chris Whyman, Kingston’s town crier and current world champion of a tradition that dates back

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shawls and big pillows around the house. They helped the settlers stay warm.” Stone pigs assisted in the warming process. Don’t miss the one at the foot of the bed in the upstairs bedroom. The contraption looks like a caricature of a pig or an Andy Warhol image of a porker. It’s a heating “pad” used to warm blankets on cold nights. The home’s elegant main floor parlour feels alive. It’s Heritage House pg. 28

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got the biggest Christmas tree in the house. You can practically hear Dickens reading A Christmas Carol or Clement C. Moore reciting A Visit from St. Nicholas (â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Twas the Night Before Christmas). Miller explained that Queen Victoria and her husband established many of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s common Christmas traditions in Britain and North America. The queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband, Prince Albert, also her ďŹ rst cousin, was the son of Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He introduced the German tradition of the Christmas tree to England. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They had several children, and family was very important to them,â&#x20AC;? said Miller.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;They started the tradition of having a tree in the home, gift giving and making Christmas a family event.â&#x20AC;? Heritage House is decorated throughout with natural garland and various greenery. Evergreens symbolized hope for renewed growth in the depth of winter. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see a small Christmas tree on a table. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was a very European thing,â&#x20AC;? said Miller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have big trees like us. The tree would be placed on a table in the parlour or on a piano.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The giving of Christmas cards also started in the Victorian era because the printing press and colour came in at that time,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was quite a unique thing to get a Christmas card. When people got one, it was placed

(at 2 and 3 p.m.). Besides the Christmas display, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an ongoing exhibit called Lest We Forget. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It ďŹ ts the Ontario Grade 10 curriculum for Canadian History,â&#x20AC;? said Rathwell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students are writing bios on First and Second World War veterans whose names are on the cenotaph.â&#x20AC;? The display currently features two soldiers from the First World War and one from the Second World War. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students are writing all the text and content, and through community connections they bring in artifacts and photographs,â&#x20AC;? said Rathwell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance for students who may want to work as museum technicians to curate an exhibit.â&#x20AC;? The Lest We Forget exhibit will continue and expand in January.

works by more than 25 local artists. Diverse works range from landscapes and still life studies to impressionism and sculpture. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a debut exhibition by the Smiths Falls Camera Club. Sarah Rathwell, Archival Project Coordinator for Heritage House, said that the artists and photographers will be on hand to answer questions about technique and talk about their work during the Christmas tea on December 2. There will be live musical entertainment during the tea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be playing in the parlour,â&#x20AC;? said Rathwell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Visitors goes through and can enjoy tea, coffee and goodies.â&#x20AC;? Special servers and pourers during the tea will include the Mayor of Smiths Falls and his wife (at 1 p.m.), as well as a couple of Town Councillors

on the Christmas tree.â&#x20AC;? The production and purchase, writing and sending of a card involved considerable effort, a far cry from todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ&#x201A;ick-of-a-switch or push-ofa-button e-cards. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see a tree decorated with Christmas cards during your visit. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s embellished with real tinsel made, of course, from tin, the leftover strands from the work of a tinsmith. Thus, the name tinsel. This is a great time to visit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The house is the most colourful and alive right now,â&#x20AC;? said Miller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And it deďŹ nitely is a great kick-off to the season as you learn about the origins of our traditions.â&#x20AC;? Until December 19, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to enjoy the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 31st annual art show and sale. The event features original

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Horses are indeed part of Wolfe Island heritage By Margaret Knott Correspondent

EMC news- One of the first stories I heard about Wolfe Island, at about the time of our arrival 22 years ago, was one told me by islander John O’Shea. It was about a very smart horse named Minnie (if I remember correctly) that would at the urging of her owner travel across the ice pulling a sleigh without a driver to Kingston to deliver island goods and would return to Wolfe Island with supplies. Another incident that remains strong in my memory about the high regard Wolfe Island

and took advantage of days off to ride HER horse. Our grandson, with us summers learned to ride on the island. Our granddaughter and her husband were carried to their wedding reception in a WI horse drawn carriage. I saw that every island event included single riders, horse drawn wagons, carriages, sleighs, and cutters. I think often of the (late) Alzina King’s description of what it was to be all hunkered down under blanket in a horse drawn sleigh in the cold of winter to ride from Breakey’s Bay to church on Sundays. I remember well the first time I saw the horse drawn

has for its heritage as horsemen and women, came from the late Deanna Greenwood who encouraged me to attend WI Horse Association events at the community centre grounds. There I learned about Barrels & Keyhole, Flag & Poles and saw adults, and even very young children, riding enthusiastically in particular events. Perhaps it was then that I became fully aware of how important horses were, and continue to be, to the culture and heritage of the island. In times of joy.. in times of sorrow…for transportation,..for pleasure, and for business. My neighbour loved to ride

hearse on its way to the cemetery, the tall black hats worn by the drivers. I think often of an image I have of a Wolfe Island dad and his son (all grown up now), in white shirts and straw hats driving a wagon to the city to provide rides for a Kingston event, or to be part of a parade. And of course the island’s 150th Anniversary parade brought out every island rider, young and old and every horse drawn vehicle buggy, carriage, cart, kind of cab, jaunting car, and wagons. An unbelievable array. As I understand it now, from Horse Association members, more island children than

ever are learning to ride, have horses and yearn to join in… But recently issues with Frontenac Islands Waste Bylaw affecting horse owners and operators were brought forward by them at the November meeting of council. The by-law covering all public roads has had the unintended result in its current wording of extending animal excrement rules beyond Marysville village. “With all the wild animals in the country side, cattle crossing, horses etc. it is not practical to enforce the same rules outside Marysville,” Mayor Doyle explained fol-

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EMC Entertainment When Tracy Michailidis was in Grade 2, she played the role of Raggedy Anne. The next year her mother took her to see Annie at the O’Keefe Centre in Toronto. She was hooked. “It was the first professional show I’d ever seen,” she said. “It was a style I loved, using a story and song together. My mom bought me the cast album. There were lyrics on the jacket. I learned every line to every song. I drove everyone crazy, especially my brother. I’d sing at the top of my lungs.” Those earliest artistic memories both involve redheads, which is funny, since Michailidis is playing redheaded Missy in The Winter Wonderettes at Kingston’s Grand Theatre from December 5 – 16. Tracy Michailidis has come a long way since the role of Raggedy Anne. She graduated from the Queen’s University Drama Department as the recipient of the

Lorne Greene Award for Highest Achievement. Despite her early involvement in theatre, it wasn’t where she thought her career was headed. “I didn’t take drama in my first year at Queen’s,” she said. “I thought maybe I’d be a lawyer. I was also interested in psychology. But I eventually had to say, ‘Who am I kidding?’” In her first professional acting job after graduation, she played Anne in Anne of Green Gables for three seasons at the Charlottetown Festival. It’s been one of her favourite roles. “That was a dream come true,” she said. “I was a reader from a very young age. I loved reading and writing. Getting to play that part was great because those books meant so much to me.” In 1999, she landed the role of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s eponymous Emily in the show’s inaugural season at the Charlottetown Festival. Michailidis has performed at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals. She’s played the role of Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and in the national tour. “The yellow Belle dress weighed 36 pounds,” she said. “They had to add counts in the music to al-

low time for the dress to swing around.” Currently, Michailidis is enjoying rehearsals for Winter Wonderettes. “As a group we are all kind of in love with each other as humans and as artists,” she said. “The great thing about being involved with this show is that it’s a very special piece of theatre. It’s thrilling to be a part of this moment. It’s a huge honour to be here when Theatre Kingston takes on this kind of bigger production. And the piece itself is filled with joy.” Michailidis will be at her most liberated on stage. Thank her character Missy’s glasses for that. “There’s something about wearing those glasses,” she said. “The glasses are like a mask and I love how it feels like Commedia dell’Arte. It’s very freeing to me.” Even without the glasses, Tracy’s playful. During rehearsals, the laughter flowed freely. I saw the cast during their second run-through. They already sounded great and it was clear they feed off one another’s energy. You can sense Missy emerging in Tracy. “I’m of the school that believes I bring myself to the role, rather than leaving myself behind,” she said.

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The winter wonderful Tracy Michailidis

Tracy Michailidis plays the role of Missy in Theatre Kingston’s The Winter Wonderettes at the Grand Theatre from December 5 - 16. “It’s a matter of how much of myself I can bring to it. It may mean finding a part of myself I didn’t know was there. I’m so excited to play Missy.” Every actor in the play is

operating at a solid professional level. “I have a high standard about what I want art to do for me,” she said. “I want to be transformed. Art has a transformative effect. You

leave the theatre and see the world differently. You see yourself differently. That motivates social change. Theatre, and other forms of See Michailidis page 34

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Red Dawn doesn’t deserve the light of day from movie-goers Pat Trew

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is no. It’s filmed badly, it’s edited badly, it’s badly written and the acting is bad. The whole thing is just too hard to swallow. I can accept a weapon that wipes out the communication network for North America, but it seems to me the American forces and their allies stationed around the world might have something to say about it. And sure a group of high school football players might be able to wage an effective

pride. At some point Jeffery Dean Morgan shows up with a couple of marines to help out, but that’s it. Red Dawn is a narcissistic patriotic fantasy. With that in mind I try to judge the film for what it is. Is it at least a good narcissistic patriotic fantasy? The answer


campaign against an occupying force, but the utter ineptitude of the North Korean military that makes that possible is hard to believe. In a better movie these kinds of things could be overlooked, but Red Dawn isn’t a better movie. Cast wise there are some

or delivery, or any of it. Maybe it’s because I’m not American, or maybe it’s because the í80s are over, but I just couldn’t buy into Red Dawn. If anything I found it insulting. Mark Haskinsí column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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The winter wonderful Tracy Michailidis From page 31

art, makes you question your life. We can laugh at ourselves and see ourselves mirrored in theatre.” She’s done shows by Chekhov and Sondheim, and she loves Mamet and Shakespeare. There are more dream roles in which she’d like to be cast: In musicals, Amalia in She Loves Me and Mama Rose in Gypsy; in plays, Laura in Glass Menagerie and Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. She’d also love to do a farce. She said Winter Wonderettes is a different kind of show. “This show is pure joy,” she said. “The piece takes place in the late 60s. There was less irony then. We’ve lost touch with the innocence. It’s not cool anymore. It’s nice to be able to travel back to a different time.” In the near future, she’s going to get energized. “I’m going back to New York City before New Year’s,” she said. “I have a new agent and there are a couple of teachers I love studying with. I love the energy of New York. I draw from it. I come back to Canada with a greater sense of possibility.” She laughs. “I’ve played Dorothy twice and there really is no place like home. I love New York, but this is my home.” She’s looking forward to Musical Works in Concert, which she established in Toronto. “It’s going into its fourth

year,” she said. “It provides a platform for writers and composers to see their works performed in front of an audience.” Top notch actors and singers take the stage. There are music stands, music, and scripts. It allows an audience to relate to the words and music. No set. “Occasionally we’ve had a bit of choreo. But the focus is on the material itself as opposed to production values,” said Michailidis. “There is not enough opportunity to develop musicals in Canada. Workshopping is a great way to see what works and what doesn’t in a show.” As for the long term, she has some wishes hidden away, but she says she’ll always be acting. “I can’t see myself stopping acting,” she said. “I’m inspired when I look at someone like Angela Lansbury.” She also enjoys teaching master classes and providing individual acting classes. For young, upcoming actors, Michailidis says they shouldn’t turn down roles. “Say ‘yes’ to as much as you can,” she said. “Trust your instinct. We are constantly evolving as artists. Instinct is one of our biggest gifts.” Going out on a limb is also important. “I remember something posted in my high school drama classroom: ‘The key is risk.’ I think it’s equally important offstage as it is on, in the way one lives a life—to follow one’s heart and truth.” She noted that it’s important to

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Cast members of the Winter Wonderettes during a song rehearsal in preparation for the December 5 – 16 family friendly show at the Grand Theatre. The performance is the first Kingston local professionally produced musical at the Grand Theatre since its renovations. From left, Alison MacDonald (Wonderette Suzy), Cyndi Carleton (Cindy Lou), and Tracy Michailidis (Missy). go after things that compel you. “I jumped on a train to crash the Anne of Green Gables auditions, and I jumped on an overnight bus this year to audition in Montreal for Guys and Dolls. Those are ones that paid off. Often, they don’t, and that’s tough, but you keep trying for the ones that may. You never know.”

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She said teaching involves learning. “I learn so much from what the students do,” she said. “It gives me a different vantage point to watch things. Teaching enriches me as an actor. I’m interested in one day directing. I think teaching is an intermediary step. It’s important to find a way to

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EMC Lifestyle - “Hello Brian, I read some of your stories and I was wondering if you can help me out. I have a 2002 Acura 1.7 EL with 160,000 km which has the check engine light on for about a year. The code turned out to be a P1457 and the EVAP canister valve was replaced. The light came back on a few weeks later. The garage said I should smoke test it ($100) then they can see what else can be found. I tried other garages (Honda specialists) and they told me this could be in the hundreds of dollars. So far, I haven’t noticed any significant issues driving with it but if I sell it, it may fail the safety inspection? I have listed it for sale and am not getting fuzzy feelings from prospective buyers when they see the check engine light. A trade-in may be a better option? If I do try to fix it, are there any specialists in the Ottawa valley that know about Acura (or Honda) check engine lights?” Best regards Mark I wouldn’t jump to conclusions about the total cost of repairs. The evaporative emissions control system consists of a limited number of lines, hoses, and

fittings, so it shouldn’t be an unending affair to diagnose things. The smoke test is where a tech uses a special piece of equipment to introduce a visible vapor into the system to check the various lines and fittings for leaks. Keep in mind, a shop shouldn’t refuse a safety certificate pass because of this, but as of Jan 1 2013, you won’t be able to get an emissions test if the check engine light is on, and that test is needed to transfer ownership in most of Ontario. In the Ottawa area I can recommend Import Car Centre on Campbell Avenue (613-7282220) or Charles Auto Care on Clyde Ave (613-722-6090) as shops that know their way around imports and have fair pricing. It’s always nice to hear back from readers with details on how their stories end up. Recently we ran a letter about a car owner who took his vehicle in to a repair shop for an oil change and inquired about an unusual noise. The staff looked into the situation and diagnosed the need to replace a front wheel bearing. When our driver declined to have the work done, he was presented with a $100 diagnostic bill. He claims he was never informed that this type of charge would apply. I advised him to take his concerns up with the service manager and store owner if needed. I reminded him that Ontario business laws dictate that customers must be informed in advance if a diagnostic charge will be levied. Of course there are two sides to every story and I’m sure the ser-

vice consultant claimed he or she did inform our customer. But in the interests of good customer relations the management team at Canadian Tire in Kanata did refund our customer 50 per cent of that bill. “Hi Brian, We have a 2006 Suzuki Aerio with approximately 210,000km on it. Recently we brought it to the dealer for a brake job and oil change. While there, they said we needed to replace the radiator due to a leak, a rear stabilizer bar bushing, the front right ball joint/control arm and all the fluids needed to be flushed and changed. The repair cost us $1,900. More money than we likely should have spent repairing a six year old car but we were not in the position to purchase another. A few weeks after this service job, while on a dark country road we had engine trouble. We started to lose power and noticed the temp was high. We were on an unsafe portion of the dark road to pull over immediately, got around the corner and approximately 150 yards down the road where it seemed safer to pull over. As we did only then did the engine light come on and it died. All of this happened in less than two minutes. Had it towed to the dealer where it was recently “repaired”. They are now saying that the upper hose burst causing it to overheat and the engine now needs to be replaced. They are not ac-

cepting any responsibility for not changing the hose as their recent test indicated it was fine. Also, since we didn’t notice the engine temp increasing and stop the car immediately the responsibility falls on us. I don’t know, I’m no expert but common sense would tell me that if the radiator needs replacing the hoses do too and for all I know they are all installed together as a kit. Now they are saying to replace the engine it will be over $2,000 more. My questions are: 1) should they have replaced the hose or even suggested it due to its age and with over 200k on the car (I suspect it is likely a $20 part) and 2) as an impartial bystander with auto know-how should the dealer be accepting some (if not all) of the responsibility and costs or are we on the hook for the whole thing – repair, towing, car rental as they also refuse to provide a loaner?” Thanks for your time Dismayed Knowing how radiator hoses on older vehicles often need to be ‘muscled’ off of either the fitting at the radiator or the housing on the engine, it’s conceivable that this hose may have been stressed and should have been replaced at the same time as the radiator. However hindsight really is 20/20. First radiators and their hoses don’t come as assemblies. Secondly there has been a great deal of improvement in these hoses in

terms of materials and manufacturing techniques over the years to the point that they no longer need replacing as often as they did in the past. In a case like this, at the time of the original repair, the shop needs to strike a balance between under and over-selling a job. If they had suggested changing all the coolant hoses along with the radiator, they could have been rightly accused of suggesting unnecessary repairs, but if they suspected a relatively inexpensive part would fail, they should have gotten the customer’s approval and replaced it. When it comes to a lack of warning on overheating, most vehicles today use a lot of aluminum and other light metals in their engines and these are quickly damaged when a cooling system fails. Sometimes it’s almost too late by the time a warning light comes on. I recommended the customer sit down with the dealership’s management to work something out. I armed him with some specific questions to ask regarding how the hose in question was removed and what type of post-repair testing was done to ensure everything was OK. While I didn’t expect the retailer to pay for all of the costs of a replacement engine, I hoped some type of compromise could be reached. Our Aerio owner reported back that the dealership offered him a 2007 Aerio sedan for about $2,000 less than retail (I checked

their prices and they were spot on). From the customer’s side, this effectively wiped out the $1,900 he paid for the first repair and put him in a vehicle that would have more trade-in value when he planned on replacing it next year (that was the original plan with his 2006 model). From the retailer’s side they kept a customer by giving up more than their profit margin on the 2007 model in the hopes he will come back to them next year to trade it in for a new vehicle. Taking a case like this to small claims court would not necessarily be a slam dunk for the owner. There’s the issue of the age of the vehicle, the length of time it was driven in an overheated state, and the time between the repair and the failure, not to mention the costs of filing and attending various hearings and arbitration sessions. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to or directly to listing ‘Question for the Car Counselor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies). Yours in service Brian Turner

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Alcohol and drugs impair driving ability in many impair a person’s motor skills, leading to accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost 30 people in the United States die each day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. That equates to 1 death every 48 minutes. Many other accidents and fatalities can be traced back to other substances, whether legal or illegal. Using drugs such as marijuana and cocaine can be

EMC NEWS - Millions of people die each year due to alcohol- and drug-related motor vehicle accidents. Many people simply do not realize how much alcohol and drugs affect one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. Many more may mistakenly feel they won’t be among the many people who cause injuries to themselves or others when operating a vehicle in an impaired state. Drugs, whether they are illegal or legal, can

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there wasn’t enough room for seven of us to sit with our backs against the bales, which suited my brothers just fine. They would much rather be wrestling and trying to throw each other off into a snow drift! So my sister Audrey, young Terry and I, got to sit with our backs to the bales. It was a bitterly cold night for early winter, and Mother had heated bricks on the Findlay Oval all afternoon. Audrey, Terry and I were snuggled down under a heavy quilt, and the hot bricks, wrapped in several layers of the Renfrew Mercury, were at our feet. Soon the heat from the bricks could be felt right through our galoshes. The supper was at the Lutheran Church, and Father was heard to lament that it was full of Uniteds, who had come for a free meal. Mother told him to hush up, and reminded him we weren’t above going to whatever was held at the United Church on many an occasion. By the time the supper was over, and the social end of the evening came to a close, it was time to head for home. By this time the bricks were ice cold, but Audrey sat with Terry and I on either side of her, with her arms around us, and the blankets right up to our chins. We hardly missed the bricks at all. As always, when we got

EMC Lifestyle - Winter came early that year. It had been cold and damp, and suddenly the snow came. It was going to be “no ordinary winter,” Father said at support that night. We five children were delighted. That meant snowmen, stamping out big wheels in the yard for a game we played back in the thirties. And sleigh rides. Lots of sleigh rides. And snow white fields, and the ruts in our long lane would be covered and our threemile walk to the Northcote school would be easier. It was also the year that the two Montreal cousins, Ronny and Terry, were with us. They came in late summer, and never went home. The wagon was changed for the big flat bottomed sleigh, with the one seat in front for Mother and Father, and now with the cousins, bringing the number up to seven children, all vying for a spot and filling the back of the sleigh. The winter had only been with us a few days when a church supper was planned. And it would take more than a heavy snow storm to cancel something as exciting as a church supper back then. Father had covered the sleigh with straw, and put two bales of hay close to the seat at the front, where we could sit with our backs against them, and our feet stretched out before us. Of course

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raising a family to focus on their own health are typically encouraged by their physicians to exercise and embrace healthier eating habits. Giftgivers can help seniors on their quests to become healthier by buying them a membership to a local fitness club, many of which provide classes designed specifically for seniors. Fitness clubs typically offer discounted memberships to seniors, who might even be eligible for rebates from their health insurance providers if they meet established attendance requirements. Seniors who suffer from arthritis might benefit from a membership at a nearby yoga center. * Give the gift of communication. Sometimes the best gift is the simplest gift. Seniors love to speak with their children and grandchildren, so why not give the gift of communication? If you haven't already, alter your cellular phone plan to a family plan that gives seniors unlimited minutes when calling family members so they can speak to their grandkids as often as possible. You can even go the extra mile and upgrade a senior's computer so he or she has access to instant messaging and videoconferencing services such SkypeTM, allowing seniors to see just how fast their grandchildren are growing even if those youngsters are on the other side of the country.


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home, it was my sister’s job to fold up the blankets and take them and the bricks into the shed. “The bricks are gone,” she yelled. Father ran his hands over the straw covered sleigh to make sure they hadn’t been buried in the confusion of settling us down for the trip home. They had mysteriously disappeared. “You can be sure one of the Uniteds took them,” Father said. Mother said that was the silliest thing she ever heard of – stealing bricks. Who would want old bricks when you can get them for a few cents at the brick yard in Renfrew? It was little Terry who, after coming awake, said with a sleepy voice, “I know where they are.” And then quickly nodded off as he was being carried into the house. Mother gently shook him awake. “Alright Terry. Where are the bricks?” “They are all along the road. They were cold and no good no more so I frowed them away.” We went to church early the next morning. The three brothers walking along the road, looking for, and picking up the five or six bricks half hidden in the snowbanks. Even though they cost next to nothing, even a few cents back in those Depression years were not to be casually thrown away on the side of the road and forgotten. Many a time would they be used again that winter and other winters to come. And my sister Audrey made awfully sure thereafter that young Terry knew how important the bricks were, even when they lost their heat.

Exchanging gifts has become synonymous with the holiday season. Family members exchange gifts with one another, men and women trade gifts and greeting cards with their coworkers and students participate in grab bag gift exchanges in the classroom. Giving gifts is such a big part of the holiday season that shoppers may run out of gift ideas before they have crossed everyone off their lists. For example, it might not be easy to find the perfect gift for the senior citizen on your holiday shopping list. Seniors might not be up-to-date on the latest gadgets or might have downgraded from a home to a more manageable living arrangement, so knickknacks or decorative items for the home may not be too practical, either. The following are a few tips for gifting seniors this holiday season. * Warm things up. As men and women age, many develop medical conditions that require medication. Medications like blood thinners can make seniors feel the cold more than others, so a gift that can keep seniors warm through the winter can make a great gift. A thick wool sweater or a fleece blanket is both practical and thoughtful. * Open a senior's eyes to e-readers. Many seniors find that maintaining a household is simply too much work once





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( enable individuals with rental homes, condominiums or timeshares to sublet their properties to deal seekers. You may be able to find an affordable place at a fraction of the cost of comparable hotels in the area. * Consider a timeshare. If you travel at the same time each year and want a designated place to stay without hassle, timeshares could be the ideal situation. A timeshare is typically an apartment in a resort property that is jointly



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There are thousands of people who anxiously anticipate the arrival of winter. Armed with gloves and boots, these winter enthusiasts can't wait to frolic in the drifts of snow. Still, there are many others who would much prefer sipping tropical drinks on sunkissed beaches to freezing weather and down-filled coats. Once the temperature begins to dip, fans of warmer weather may begin the anxious dance that is trying to find a winter travel excursion. While there are some deals to be had, the clever traveler is one who begins the process as early as possible. According to Clem Bason, president of Hotwire Group, the winter season is ripe with travel deals. He offers that the first few weeks of December are the key times to get the cheapest fares all year long. This is not the only secret to winter travel. Follow these other suggestions for saving on your next getaway. * Book early. If you know that each year you start to get antsy around the middle of winter, then plan annual vacations around this time. Make sure you request the time off from work and buy your tickets several months before.


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Easy ways to lower your cholesterol High cholesterol is an issue for many men and women, who may or may not know that excessive cholesterol in the blood can increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease. That’s a genuine concern for many people, as the American Heart Association notes that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Statistics Canada reports that heart disease accounted for 21 percent of all deaths in 2008 (the most recent year for which statistics were available), placing it behind only cancer among the leading causes of death in Canada. The link between high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease has long since been established, but the good news is that even men and women with considerably high cholesterol levels can greatly reduce their risk of one day developing cardiovascular disease. Some may need the help of prescription medication to lower their cholesterol, while others might only need to make certain lifestyle changes to lower their cholesterol. Men and women should discuss a plan of attack to lower their cholesterol levels with a physician, who will determine if medication should be a part of the plan. Even if medication is a factor, the following are some lifestyle changes men and women with high or moderate cholesterol levels can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. * Shed those extra pounds. According to the Mayo Clinic,

losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can greatly reduce cholesterol levels. There are a number of ways to lose weight, but the most successful way to lose weight and keep it off typically involves adopting a more active lifestyle and coupling that with a healthy diet. The AHA recommends 30 minutes of physical activity each day. This can include any number of activities that get you off the couch and exercising, including walking, biking, swimming, and jogging. An additional benefit of exercising to lose weight is that it can raise your so-called “good” cholesterol (also known as high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), which can protect you against a heart attack. Many medical experts believe HDL carries cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where the cholesterol is then passed from the body. * Embrace heart-healthy foods. One of the more effective, yet often most difficult, ways to lower cholesterol is to make dietary changes, forgoing unhealthy fare for more heartfriendly foods. The idea of changing one’s diet does not appeal to many people, but a more hearthealthy diet does not have to be devoid of taste. You can still eat red meat and dairy products, but keep them to a minimum, as both red meat and dairy can raise your “bad” cholesterol. Also known as low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, bad cholesterol can combine with other substances to form plaque, a thick, hard deposit that can nar-

row the arteries and make them less flexible, increasing one’s risk of heart attack and stroke. Red meat and dairy tend to have a good deal of saturated fat, which the Mayo Clinic suggests should account for less than 7 percent of your daily caloric intake. There are many ways to make more heart-healthy dietary choices, some of which include selecting whole grains (including whole wheat pasta and whole wheat flour), loading up on fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber (which can lower cholesterol) and choosing entrees for foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as certain types of fish, which help lower LDL cholesterol. * Stop smoking. Smokers have a surefire way to reduce their cholesterol, though some may find it more difficult than making any dietary changes. Quitting smoking has an almost immediate impact on the health of your heart, which is at a lower risk of attack within 24 hours of quitting smoking. Within one year of quitting, your risk of heart attack is half that of someone who continues to smoke, and in 15 years your risk of heart disease will be similar to that of someone who has never smoked. In addition, quitting smoking may improve your HDL cholesterol level. Though it might not be easy, quitting smoking might be the most effective way to improve your cholesterol levels while lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease.


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Greek Town is a unique foodservice concept that takes the best in Mediterranean cuisine, Canadian foods and Pizza, and combines it with the ultimate in “Grill & Take Out” service. Greek Town’s opened in June 2009, and is owned & operated by the Lianos Family. Although their service is primarily take-out and delivery, Greek Town does offer eat-in service with 3 tall wooden bistro/pub tables providing seating for 12. The restaurant has beige coloured walls with pictures of Greece and traditional Greek background music. All foods at Greek Town are freshly prepared from the finest ingredients using authentic spices and cooking processes. They offer Mediterranean Specialties such as Souvlaki (pork, chicken, beef or lamb skewers), Moussaka, Gyros, Pastitsio, Lamb Chops or Shank. The menu at Greek Town also provides a variety of hot & cold Greek style Appetizers including Spanakopita, Tiropita, Kalamari, Dolmadakia, Hummus, and Taramosalata. Their chickens are marinated for 3 days with special sauces. They also offer Pizza, Rotisserie Chicken, NY Striploin Steak, Filet Mignon, BBQ Pork Ribs, Chicken Fingers, Pork Chops, Wraps, and Pita Sandwiches. Salad lovers can pick from Greek, Caesar, Chef, Village and Fisherman’s. Pasta dishes include Seafood Alfredo, Linguine with meatballs or sauce, Pasta Carbonara, Primavera, Lasagna, and Greek Town Pasta Dish. When it comes to delicious Seafood, try the Stuffed Trout, Fish & Chips, Salmon Fillet, Golden Broiled Shrimp Platter, and Deep Fried Breaded Shrimp. The next time you are searching for a positive dining experience, remember Greek Town for their fast and friendly take-out and delivery service.

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Many area residents have found Neil’s Flowers & Greenhouses to be a floral shop that offers the product mix, level of service and design style that fits their needs. The Oosterman Family and the florists on staff at Neil’s Flowers & Greenhouses are experienced, well-trained and dedicated to determining your preferences and needs. You can expect them to ask questions about what you’re looking for, offer expert advice and suggest floral gifts to match any sentiment, occasion, special calendar day, personality or home decor. They have consistently demonstrated their creative flair, showcasing artistry in arrangements, design and presentation. With over 10,000 square feet of greenhouses open year round, the selection and variety at Neil’s Flowers are unsurpassed. From roses and orchids to exotic tropicals, or European/dish gardens, Neil’s carries an array of beautiful, fragrant flowers and lush plants to choose from. You are assured of the healthiest, top quality products, plus advice for proper care to ensure maximum enjoyment. Other product offerings include preserved and silk-like arrangements, planters, vases, stuffed toys, balloons, candles, cards, plus gourmet fruit and gift baskets. Neil’s Flowers is also renowned for excellent service, whether it’s a complimentary bridal consultation, meeting all your corporate floral needs, or providing sympathy arrangements. They offer convenient hours, easy-access location, online ordering service 24/7 at, plus a satisfaction-guarantee. Deliveries are prompt and reliable, serving a wide area. National wire service through FTD and Teleflora assure world-wide service. Think of Neil’s Flowers for your Holiday Season wreaths, centrepieces, swags, and corporate gifts.

Choosing a shop to repair your vehicle after a collision can be a difficult decision. As an Ontario motorist it is your right by law to choose the facility that will repair your vehicle. For over 40 years, the team at Crown Collision Service has maintained the goal of returning damaged vehicles to pre-accident condition, with resale value, appearance and vehicle safety as the priorities. Owners Sean & Brenda Davidson and the staff also want to make the entire process of turning an unfortunate event (a collision) into a pleasant and hassle-free repair experience. As insurance claims specialists, Crown Collision Service will: work closely with your insurance carrier; help arrange to have your vehicle towed to the shop, if necessary; arrange rental vehicles; and provide a free written estimate. Non-insurance repairs for minor dings, dents and lease return vehicles are also a specialty. The highly trained and experienced body repair technicians at Crown Collision Service ensure that each vehicle that enters the shop is restored to its original driveability and appearance. All collision repairs are fully guaranteed. Their painters at Crown Collision Service have the expertise to match and blend the new finish with the original. Their spray booth is a further measure in keeping dust and contaminants from spoiling the desired factory-like finish. They apply the latest in environmentally friendly water-base paints. Preserve the value of your vehicle and assure your safety by having it professionally repaired to pre-accident condition at Crown Collision Service.

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In the world of wine making, if you don’t use the finest quality supplies, you are not likely to be very successful in producing a superior product. To be sure you’re making wine from the finest ingredients, we recommend you visit Wine Kitz. The people at Wine Kitz use the finest grape juices, concentrates and varietal juices from top producing vineyards around the world. Owner Rose Schwager and the knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you may have. Whether your tastes lean towards traditional red and white wines, fruit wines, or you prefer the ice wine styles, port and sherry styles, Wine Kitz has the equipment, ingredients of the finest quality and experience to guide you in achieving fabulous results. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! Their on-premises winemaking system makes it simple. Stop by the store to select your favourite wine, prepare the juice and spread the yeast in the primary fermenter. The wine tenders on staff will handle all the in-between steps. Come back in about 4 to 8 weeks and your 23 litres of fine wine will be ready to bottle. Wine Kitz has the latest in easy-to-use bottling and corking equipment. Wine Kitz can supply bottles, shrink caps and custom labels to make your wine look as great as it tastes, plus wine accessories, unique giftware, and home wine making supplies. Consider them for your weddings, anniversaries and parties. Ask about Holiday Season Gift Certificates and upcoming specials! Find out why Wine Kitz has been a Reader’s Choice Award winner for 9 consecutive years. They were also a winner of 7 Medals (1 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze) at the 2012 International Amateur Wine Competition in Manchester, Vermont!


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Regardless of whether you’re commuting and want up to 1,500 km to the tank with a new Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel model or want a family vehicle that is versatile, Kingston Volkswagen has the right VW model for you. The entire vehicle line-up has been redesigned and upgraded, and for 2013 the prices have been reduced by as much as $1000 or valued added by including more features as standard. The courteous, knowledgeable sales team at Kingston Volkswagen offers financing and leasing solutions for families or businesses, plus incentives for recent college/university graduates. Kingston Volkswagen also has the best in VW Certified PreOwned vehicles, carefully chosen and subject to a 112 point inspection, plus they come with an approved vehicle history report from CarProof. Two warranty programs are available for added peace of mind along with complimentary Roadside Assistance. View their new and used inventory online at Serving the region since 1973, Kingston Volkswagen is overseen by Dealer Principal Mark Durant, General Manager Jen Durant, Sales Manager David Sibany, along with an experienced management team and staff. The service department at Kingston Volkswagen provides expert repairs and scheduled maintenance from qualified factory trained technicians. They install Volkswagen Original parts for the right fit and performance, backed by a 20,000 km/1 year limited warranty. Service is provided for all other makes and models as well. A prompt shuttle service and courtesy rental vehicles are available. Their customer lounge features a coffee bar and free WiFi access. Complimentary hand washes are provided with service, too. Call 613-384-1000 or contact them online to schedule your service.

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Since its foundation in Kingston, the management at Envy Hair Studio & Esthetics has been committed to providing their clients with a relaxed, comfortable environment along with beauty treatments and products that are beneficial to you. They know that day in and day out you work long and hard to build up your lives. So what better way to feel more attractive and refreshed than with a visit to Envy Hair Studio & Esthetics? The experienced stylists and colour technicians at Envy deliver an indispensable palette of fashion colours for today’s hair creatives and they continue to present the latest trends in hair fashions. They offer precision cutting and styling, texture changes and chemical services such as colouring and highlights that are guaranteed to meet your needs. Ask about updo’s for your bridal party so everyone feels beautiful on that special day. At Envy Hair Studio & Esthetics, their team shares your passion for beautiful hair design and colour, so they are educated and skilled in all the current trends. If you want spa and esthetics services that beautify and rejuvenate plus therapeutic treatments for a more youthful appearance, Envy offers facials, soothing manicures and pedicures, as well as waxing, massage treatments, lash & brow tinting—all guaranteed to make the new you feel complete. The team at Envy can also recommend results-oriented products from Morocannoil, KMS, Goldwell, Phytomer, Euphora, and others. Owners Colinda Carroll & Kelly Hallett invite you to call Envy Hair Studio & Esthetics to book not just an appointment, but an experience. Gift Certificates and Spa Packages are available…just in time for the Holiday Season!

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Choosing a heating and air conditioning dealer is just as important as the type of equipment you choose. Central air conditioning and furnace systems are totally dependent on a quality installation to ensure maximum SEER or AFUE rating, comfort and long-term customer satisfaction. You are not just buying the equipment—you’re paying for the whole installation, including the expertise of the installing dealer. Since 1979, Exclusive Cooling Ltd. has been renowned for reliable equipment, quality workmanship from experienced, qualified technicians, and service after the sale. Exclusive Cooling provides the best in highly efficient furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioning systems from LENNOX, offering excellent performance, industry low sound levels, environmentally friendly refrigerants and great warranty protection up to 10 years for peace of mind. Air filtration, ventilation and humidifying products are available for the best indoor air quality. Ductless air conditioning is also available, ideal for condos, top story rooms, converted lofts and commercial areas. Ask about Planned Service from Exclusive Cooling to help maintain the efficiency, safety and performance of your heating and cooling system, gas fireplace or commercial refrigeration equipment, regardless of where it was purchased. A 24 hour emergency service is provided for all seasons. Owners Rene Marchen, President, Brad Horton, General Manager, and the entire team at Exclusive Cooling Ltd. invite you to call for your service appointment or a no cost estimate on new equipment.

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Krown Rust Control is unequalled in the automotive aftermarket for its corrosion protection for new and used vehicles. Krown’s specially formulated T-40 product is environmentally safe, nonevaporating, non-toxic, and has a thin liquid consistency that allows it reach the cracks, crevices and weld seams where localized rust tends to develop. Krown helps your vehicle maintain its structural integrity, making it safer in the event of a collision. The Krown application, applied under high pressure as an atomized spray, covers metal and painted surfaces, penetrates wiring and electrical connections, and displaces the moisture that is a catalyst for the corrosion process. The Krown spray also has lubricating properties. Moving parts normally inaccessible during maintenance, such as power window and door opening mechanisms, benefit from the Krown application to help lower service costs. Help your vehicle to last longer, look better and retain higher private resale value with an annual application from Krown. They can spray your family vehicle, company and municipal fleet or industrial and farm vehicles. Krown Rust Control is endorsed by major auto industry groups, including CAA and APA, an auto industry watchdog. Krown offers a corporately backed national warranty program, plus Locked-in Pricing for as long as the warranty is intact. Krown is also a distributor of paint polish & protection products, cleaning products, Salt Eliminator, plus Krown aerosol spray products to protect and lubricate items around the home. Founded in 1986, Krown has developed a network of 230 dealerowned locations nationwide. The local dealer in Kingston is Dallas Thompson. Krown Rust Control can be applied effectively in any weather condition, usually in an hour or less while you wait. Call soon for your appointment.

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A well-maintained vehicle or fleet that lasts longer with fewer breakdowns, lower emissions and uses less fuel begins with a wellequipped automotive repair facility. When you deal with Svendsen Bros. Automotive Ltd. for factory scheduled maintenance and repairs that require immediate expert attention, you are assured of licensed technicians who remain current with automotive technology. The staff will explain technical data into terms that everyone can understand. They will recommend only the repairs that are necessary or suggest the next anticipated service interval. Every effort will be made to service your vehicle properly the first time. A shuttle van service is available for your convenience. That’s why Svendsen Bros. Automotive has continued to build its loyal customer base over the past 40+ years, and are a shop that friends recommend. Locally owned by Brian Deveau, Svendsen Bros. Automotive is staffed by licensed technicians providing diagnostic services and corrective repairs with NAPA Auto Parts that meet O.E.M. specifications to fulfill new vehicle warranty requirements. Their many services include electronic tune-ups, fuel injection work, lubeoil-filter service, climate control, brake work, exhausts, shocks & struts, wheel alignments and front end work, M.T.O. safety inspections, as well as major/minor mechanical repairs for import and domestic vehicles. They offer Ontario Drive Clean Test & Repair Services, and Heavy Duty Test Services. Svendsen Bros. Automotive Ltd. is a member of the Napa AUTOPRO Mechanical association. Most parts are supported by a nationwide 12 month/20,000 km Peace of Mind Warranty. Ask about the 10 year/400,000km Limited Engine and Driveline Warranty now available! R0011767446-1129



Cold weather care for pets When temperatures drop, humans are not the only ones who feel the chill. Cold weather also can take its toll on animals, including dogs, cats and birds. Protecting pets when winter arrives involves modifying care tactics. A major winter snowfall or simply a snap of cold weather can cause many problems for pets. Much like humans, dogs and cats can experience frostbite on extremities when subjected to cold temperatures. Ears, noses and paws all may bear the brunt of cold weather, increasing the risk of injury.

Dress warmly A mammal's system for regulating heat can be compromised when there is excessive cold. No matter its type of fur, a dog or cat may not be able to tolerate long periods

Limit drafts Address drafts around the house, which will increase your comfort and that of your companion animals. Dogs and cats lie on the ground, where colder air tends to collect. It may be several degrees cooler near the floor where they reside. Check windows and doors for drafts. If repairs or replacements aren't financially possible, consider the use of draft guards or insulating curtains. These measures also will protect pet birds. Most birds that are kept as pets are from tropical climates and cannot tolerate severe colder temperatures. Reduce risk of illness by keeping birds away from drafty windows and doors that open and close frequently during the winter. Keep them leashed Many dogs like to frolic in the snow, but snow can cause a pooch to lose his scent on the ground and get lost. A dog also may run off and get smothered by tall snowdrifts or slip through thin ice when not being able to gauge its surroundings. It is best to keep dogs on leashes during any type of inclement weather. Be mindful of pets young and old Puppies and kittens as well as older dogs and cats may be less tolerant of colder weather. Young animals are lacking the fat stores and thick coats of their adult counterparts that can help

protect them against the cold. Housebreaking a puppy during the cold weather could be challenging. Senior dogs may feel aches and pains from the cold, which can irritate existing conditions like arthritis. Limit their time outdoors to bathroom breaks. Remove chemical poisons Antifreeze and specialized nonicing window cleaners used in automobiles are commonly used in winter. These chemicals are often sweet to the smell and taste and very attractive to curious pets. But only a few laps of antifreeze can be deadly. Keep any dangerous winterizing chemicals -- even salt used to melt snow -- away from pets to avoid accidental ingestion. ter



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EMC EVENTS - Tallack Martial Arts continued a long tradition of supporting charitable causes with their event last Saturday at Cataraqui Public School. Students and staff from the dojo raised approximately $6500 for the Salvation Army Hamper Fund. Over the years, they have raised approximately $100000 for charitable causes. Young martial arts students train at the dojo last week in anticipation of Saturday’s event.

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Cruickshank is looking for combination snow plow/salter drivers with a DZ license for Kingston, Ontario.

Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.


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Le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) est à la recherche de personnes intéressées à se joindre à son équipe pour poursuivre avec passion une vision commune, axée sur la collaboration et sur l'innovation en éducation.

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2006 Pontiac g6 (black) 12888A Local trade, V6, auto, loaded, 120,000km - $8,888

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Halla Climate Control Canada Inc. is a progressive designer and manufacturer of automotive climate control systems and components for the automotive industry in North America, Europe and Asia. With long term secured business and a healthy TS16949 structure, our vision/goal is to maintain our position as a world leader in this field. Halla has challenging opportunities for team-oriented individuals who are committed to achieving our vision/goal. HCC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefit package. PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Duties and Tasks include: • Supporting our Safety-Quality-Delivery-Cost culture while contributing to continuous improvement practices • Functioning as a coordinating resource for management, hourly and salaried personnel in the daily operation and function of the production process under the direction of the Plant Superintendent • Supervising the shift to maintain the flow of product as per production schedules, customer specifications and productivity targets • Communicating progress throughout the shift, while identifying issues and taking appropriate action in a timely manner • Ensuring all personnel work in the manner and with the protective devices, measures and procedures required by the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations and those within Company Policy • Interpreting all other company policies and procedures to personnel as required and ensuring adherence to policies, procedures and systems • Analyzing data and recommending measures to improve manpower, production methods, systems, equipment performance and quality of products • Carry out timely and effective line handover to supervisors between shifts, including the completion of proper documentation and accurate briefing on progress/issues • Promoting teamwork through effective communication • Coaching, managing, mentoring and developing new and existing personnel • Daily hours approval within Kronos timekeeping system • Acting as a resource for questions and concerns • Working a 3 shift rotation The Successful Candidate will have: • Post secondary diploma or degree in Business Management and/or a minimum of 5 – 10 years experience in an automotive manufacturing environment • Sound technical knowledge and mechanical aptitude. • Intermediate computer skills in Excel and Word • A positive, open minded attitude, along with the ability to be flexible and adapt to rapidly changing priorities • Proven leadership skills • Proven interpersonal and organizational skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Halla emphasizes a team approach with a strong commitment to our philosophy of team members being our # 1 resource and the key to our success. If this sounds like an environment where you might thrive, please forward your résumé no later than December 3, 2012 to: Recruiting - Human Resources, Halla Climate Control 360 University Ave., Belleville, Ontario K8N 5T6; fax # 613-969-0125 or email We thank all applicants for their interest in HCC, however only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.









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Northland Power Inc. is seeking four (4) technicians to oversee all operations and maintenance activities at its large portfolio of photovoltaic installations in Eastern and Central Ontario. Responsibilities will include, among other things, preventative maintenance of high voltage switchgear, inverters, relays, UPS, SCADA and communication systems, and optimization of electricity generation.




Downsizing a collection, settling an estate, disbursing of overstock or end-of-the-line merchandize, please call our office to reserve your space for this auction sale. Welcoming QUALITY items only on Tues. Dec. 11th between 9 am & 3 pm only. Terms: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering Please note that we are now booking for spring & summer auctions. Whether it be to auction your Real Estate, Settle an Estate or Liquidate, we would be most happy to conduct a free, no obligation consultation at your property site to answer any questions you may have. As 3rd generation auctioneers we are committed to providing only the best customized service to you and your family.

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or Web sites are often good sources of information about events the city or town will host. Church bulletins and notices sent home from school may also list such announcements. Make a list of the events that are being held and see where they are located, what the cost is for being a part of the event and how much of a crowd the event figures to draw. These deciding factors will help you to gear your efforts toward the fairs that stand to be the most beneficial to you. It is adviseable to begin your search early so that you will have ample time to prepare for the fair, including conforming to the fair’s requirements. Know the rules and regulations Each fair asks different things of its vendors. Some events will have booths or tables provided for you, but many will require you to bring all the essentials and simply allot you a space. Fairs that are held outdoors could necessitate the use of a pop-up tent, particularly if inclement weather is on the horizon. Electricity may be provided

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with some events, or you may be allowed to bring a generator. The event organizer also may have specific rules about table sizes, configuration, use of tablecloths to hide storage boxes or materials, decorating options and more. Carefully read over the guidelines for the event before you send in your registration fee. This way you know what you’re getting involved with and won’t risk losing your deposit for cancellation.

Be friendly and smile A warm smile can entice people to stop by. Talk up your products but don’t be too pushy. If you are enthusiastic about what you are selling, there’s a good chance others will be enthusiastic, too.

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Participate with a pal Many fairs stretch on for hours, so it is adviseable to do it with a friend or family member so you will have someone to talk to and also to

man the booth while you step away for a bathroom or snack break. The hours will pass by much more quickly when you have some conversation going.


Wednesday, December 5th - Saturday, December 8th (an additional matinee will run on this Sat at 1pm), and then again from Tues Dec 11th - Sat Dec 15th (no matinee) Curtain is at 7pm and will be on stage at the Convocation Hall in Theological Hall on Queens campus.


Offer a freebie Who can pass up a free item? A bowl with candy or samples of your product may be all that’s needed to draw customers into your booth. Another idea is to have potential customers fill out an entry form that will be drawn

for a prize. Not only are you encouraging people to come to the table, but you also are collecting valuable marketing information that can be used at a later date to followup with customers and help you make future sales.

Set the scene Although shoppers will be there to select among products, and those products should be able to sell themselves, the atmosphere surrounding your booth should be designed to attract customers. Sometimes a little window dressing makes a person more inclined to make a purchase. Keep this in mind as you design your booth. If you are selling crocheted blankets for babies, set up a rocking chair or bassinet with a doll and display the blanket as it would be used. Those selling body lotions or other toiletries may want to create a spa atmosphere at their boot, complete with some aromatherapy candles and a cushioned seat in which shoppers can sit down and try some free samples. In addition, decorate with a holiday theme that fits the season.

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Craft fairs and flea markets are a staple of the holiday season. Not only are they ideal places to find one-of-akind gifts for anyone on your holiday shopping list, but they also are great opportunities for small business owners to broaden their client base while making a relatively small investment. Each year schools, churches, senior clubs, and other organizations open their doors to holiday fairs in an effort to raise money for their respective organizations. In some towns, fairs have expanded into temporary shopping markets where shoppers can go from booth to booth to find the perfect gift. Being a part of one of these events can be as simple as paying the entrance fee and setting up a table. Individuals who have never sold wares at events such as these could find that they do quite well with such a captive audience. You do not have to be a professional sales person or event organizer to get involved.

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Immaculate 5 year old bungalow in popular Briceland neighborhood. Close to downtown, schools and shopping, on bus route and providing easy access to the 401. Open concept main floor with stunning hardwood flooring, large master bedroom, huge kitchen and living areas. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Driveway is double wide and boasts interlocking stone. Don’t miss out on this great property! MLS® 12608071 $229,000

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COUNTRY FARM HOUSE Updated country farm house featuring a 4 bedroom centre hall plan is sure to impress. Huge eat-in kitchen with updated cabinets. Recent updates include front porch, insulation, vinyl siding, energy star windows, paint, landscaping and board and batten. The list goes on and on. Check out the metal roof and the hardwood and softwood flooring. Directions: County Rd 4 north through Camden East, right on Moscow Road MLS® 12605615 – $229,900

449 ParkvieW dr All brick elevated 2+2 bedroom bungalow in Henderson Place. Main floor features hardwood floors, living/dining room and spacious kitchen. lower level has large bright rec-room, 2 bedrooms,2 piece bath and a walkout to fenced landscaped backyard. Updated windows and flooring makes this an excellent home. MLS® – $255,900

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Attention first time home buyers! Excellent 2+1 bedroom semi located on quiet street. this home features a large deck overlooking large lot, newer flooring, finished basement with a third bedroom and a rec room. This one won’t last long, call today for your private viewing! MLS® 12608205 – $184,900

Currently renting for $1800 all inclusive with good tenants. This 2 story townhouse condo is located close to St. Lawrence College and all amenities. Newer baseboard heating, newer roof, windows and flooring make this a great opportunity to make some extra income. MLS® 12608133 – $159,000

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® 12607796 – $184,900

1500 sqft all brick elevated bungalow on quiet street in village of Odessa with 2.5 car garage. 3+2 bedrooms, huge oak eat-in kitchen with patio doors to large deck and fenced yard. master bedroom with ensuite, lower level rec room with gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms and a third bathroom. municipal water/sewer and close to schools. MLS 12607526. $279,900




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3731 Murvale rd. Whether you are a first time buyer or retired you will enjoy this wonderfully landscaped country property. A spacious three plus one bedroom home and a Sunken living room. Master Bedroom has 2 pc en-suite and ample closet space. Potential for in-law suite with separate entrance, stone fire place, 2 pc bathroom. Close to the village of Sydenham where you may enjoy, shopping, park, swimming and public boat launch. MLS 12608505



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3829 HarrowsMitH - $153,000

Here is an opportunity to stop paying rent and begin home ownership. Situated just outside the Village of Harrowsmith on an acre is this low to no maintenance home ready for you to move into. Windows, doors, siding, shingles, insulation and decking have all been upgraded before 2007. Home renovated in 2007. MLS® 12607260.

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Looking for a lifestyle change? Look no further! Fantastic opportunity to live in the heart of Portsmouth Village. One of Kingston’s best kept secrets, this area provides access to a waterfront walking trail, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (across the street) and is close to downtown. This 3+1 bedroom, 2 storey, all brick semi detached home features gleaming hardwood on both the main and upper level. MLS® 12604446

1515 simmons rd. - $399,500

1317 fred Brown rd. - $324,900

Looking for a nice country home to raise your family? Well-kept 2 sty, 2200 sq.ft. home offers so much at an affordable price. Open concept kitchen, LR & DR with beautiful two sided stone fireplace reaching all the way up to the 2 sty high vaulted ceiling. Main floor laundry, large front foyer, winding staircase leading to upper level, 3 large bedrooms, master with pass-through to main wshrm and ample closet space. Custom built by the original owner with features hard to find in today’s new homes. Many updates over the years.

Executive ranch bungalow; 4 bedrooms, two full washrooms, main floor laundry, family rm, living rm, large country kitchen with walk out to full length deck, master bdrm with ensuite and huge walk in closet. Lower lvl features rec rm, office/hobby rm, work out rm, bar, storage/workshop with walk out to oversize garage. Above ground pool, beautiful grounds, very private setting only 15 min to the Cataraqui Town Centre. Updates include metal roof (2011), most windows (2008 & 2012) and more. Siding re-finished (2012) MLS® 12606495



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Absolutely stunning describes this hand crafted solid brick/stone bungalow, on a park like lot in village of Sydenham. The architecture is fantastic, with gorgeous perennial gardens and a private back yard! Step through the double door entry and be impressed by the open feel of this spacious home! MLS® 12607381 l Nd al kE Pt. E E aP w y b

206 SpIthead Road $549,500

30 NiCholsoN Cres $244,900

3+1 Bedroom elevated bungalow and attached garage! Located on a quiet mature street, landscaped with huge fenced back yard with a wonderful garden shed! MLS® 12607086 l Nd al kE Pt. E E aP w y b

• 2+2 bedroom, 2 bath, dbl garage • renovated over the last few years • 1950 sqft plus w/o basement • Bateau Channel Waterfront MLS 12606261

251 BAthurst street $179,000


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31 ChArtwell $399,000

3 + 1 Bedroom 2 1/2 bath on Kingston’s east side is one of Kingston’s best to hit the market in 2012! Professionally re-modeled on all levels in the last 12 months! New curbs, asphalt, landscaping and front porch! Then you step inside, where its all new! MLS® 12607689

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On a large country lot in beautiful Sandhurst Shores sits this 3 bedroom bungalow with lots of updates in recent years. Home has newer shingles, vinyl siding, updated oil furnace and air conditioning. Large detached garage. MLS® 12607702.

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160 Pruyn St., Bath $249,900

This home has it all. This spacious bungalow is much larger than it looks and features an oversized lot backing onto park land. Bright, updated Kitchen with ceramic tile and lots family/dinof cabinets. Bamboo flooring in family/din ing rooms. Huge Rec room and full bath downstairs. Many window replacements. Upgraded high eff. Gas furnace with central air. The heated garage is a mechanics dream with full pit and lifting beam. Electrical generator panel. Above ground pool. Come see it today!! MLS# 12607782.

408 WEStgatE Court $484,900

Custom 1806 sq ft bungalow by Barry Howlett Construction Limited situated in prestigious Westgate Village subdivision. Hardwood and ceramic throughout the spacious main level with 9 ft ceilings. Upgraded kitchen with crown molding, extended uppers, and granite countertops. Gas fireplace featuring ledge stone facing to ceiling. Master has dual closets (one walk-in) and ensuite with tile shower and custom glass doors. Stone and concrete siding exterior. A Tarion new home builder. Pictures for illustration purposes only. MLS 11605922.

28 aLFrED StrEEt naPanEE, $144,900

First time buyers take note! 3 bedroom home in a desirable neighbourhood with a beautiful oversized deep lot. Flooring has been tastefully upgraded with ceramic and laminate throughout. Mostly vinyl windows. Re-shingled in 08. Main floor laundry. Den on main level could be used as 4th bedroom. Entertain and enjoy the wonderful private deck area. 5 appliances included. Come see it today!! MLS# 12605611 The EMC Real Estate Guide - Thursday, November 29, 2012


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4787 Lower round Lake road

471 Mccullough park drive Location location location. 2345 sq ft bungalow built by the builder for himself on a large 100x260 ft lot on de sac next to a park surrounded by dense woods. This home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms and a large work shop at the back of the double car garage with its own overhead garage door. Large kitchen with solid oak doors overlooking the eat in area and family room. Dir: Bath road just west of Collins bay to Homeward Ave, follow signs Offered at $439,900 MLS® 12607029

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ransitioning from renter to homeowner is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make throughout your lifetime. It can also be a stressful experience if you don’t plan ahead by building a budget and saving prior to embarking upon homeownership.

by sticking to your budget once it’s in place. Budgeting offers a step-by-step formula for figuring out how to best save your hard-earned money to invest in homeownership. Start by listing your household income, then your household expenses, and review your spending habits. All of this can be done on a pad of paper or on a computer spreadsheet.

money and avoid impulse buying.

If you find you’re spending a lot of money in one area, such as entertainment for instance, set aside a reasonable amount each month and prepare to stop spending money in this area once your budget has been exhausted.

Budgeting is a core ingredient that Budgeting provides you with the ophelps alleviate the stress associated portunity to re-evaluate your needs and with money issues that can sometimes wants. Do you really need the magazine arise if you purchase a home without Keeping receipts for everything that subscriptions, the gym membership and knowing all of the associated costs – you purchase will enable you to accu- all the other things you may spend mon676 SuSSex bLvd including down payment, closing ex- rately keep track of where your money ey on each month? Although everyone This 3 bedroom home is in “move in” condition with all new flooring, kitchen cupboards, penses, ongoing taxesLocated electrical update maintenance, and much more. on quiet large lot.can Finished basement, needs some “me time” to wind down, is going each street monthwith so that you and utilities. central air conditioning and all appliances Perfect changes for first totimecould home buyer. you not get that by taking a walk revieware andincluded. make necessary The trouble is, many first-time hom- your plan on an ongoing basis. eowners fail to carefully think about Examine all areas of your life from entheir finances, plan a budget or set tertainment to the type of food you buy, savings aside. And in this society of where you buy your food and clothes, instant gratification, money problems and how and where you travel. Also can quickly escalate. look at your spending personality and The key is to create a realistic budget based on your goals. Track your spending and make your dollars go further

make necessary adjustments. Are you a saver, a splurger, a spontaneous shopper or a hoarder? Become smarter with your

or reading a good book you borrowed from the library?

If you can set your budget solidly in place before you head out home or mortgage shopping, you will be far more prepared to purchase your first home. Following are three top tips to help you prepare for the purchase of your first home:

1. Set up a savings account. You can deposit a predetermined amount into this account each pay period that you will not touch unless it’s absolutely necessary. This will enable you to put money aside for a down payment and cover closing costs, as well as address ongoing homeownership expenses such as maintenance, taxes and utilities. 2. Save up for big-ticket items. As you accumulate money in your savings account, you will be able to also save for specific purchases to help furnish your home – avoiding the buy now, pay later mentality, which can have a negative impact on your credit when you’re seeking mortgage financing.

3. Surround yourself with a team of professionals. When you’re getting ready to make your first home purchase, enlist the services of a licensed mortgage professional and a real estate agent. These experts are invaluable to you as you set out on the road to homeownership because they help first-time buyers

through the home purchase and financing processes every day. They will be able to answer all of your questions and set your mind at ease. A mortgage professional has access to multiple lenders, and can help you get pre-approved for a mortgage so you know exactly what you can afford to spend on a home before you head out house hunting, while a real estate agent will be able to match your needs with a house you can afford. Both parties will negotiate on your behalf to ensure you get the best bang for your buck. And, best of all, these services are typically free. They will also be able to refer you to other reputable professionals you may need for your home purchase, including a real estate lawyer and home appraiser. Sean Binkley is a Mortgage Broker with Your Home Team @ Dominion Lending Centres Alliance Lic 12063 and can be reached at 613-531-HOME(4663) x22 or at

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2) Limit the use of credit cards. Racking up a large amount and then paying it off in monthly installments can hurt your credit score. If there is a balance at the end of the month, this affects your score – credit formulas don’t take into account the fact that you may have paid the balance off the next month. 3) Check credit limits. If your lender is slower at reporting monthly transactions, this can have a significant impact on how other lenders may view your file. Ensure everything’s up to date as old bills that have been paid can come back to haunt you. Some financial institutions don’t even report your maximum limits. As such, the credit bureau is left to only use the balance that’s on hand. The problem is, if you consistently charge the same amount each month – say $1,000 to $1,500 – it may appear to the credit-scoring agencies that you’re regularly maxing out your cards. The best bet is to pay your balances down or off before your statement periods close. 4) Keep old cards. Older credit is better credit. If you stop using older credit cards, the issuers may stop updating your accounts. As such, the cards can lose their weight in the credit formula and, therefore, may not be as valuable – even though you have had the cards for a long time. You should use these cards periodically and then pay them off. 5) Don’t let mistakes build up. You should always dispute any mistakes or situations that may harm your score. If, for instance, a cell phone bill is incorrect and the company will not amend it, you can dispute this by making the credit bureau aware of the situation. If, however, you have repeatedly missed payments on your credit cards, you may not be in a situation where refinancing or quickly boosting your credit score will be possible. Depending on the severity of your situation – and the reasons behind the delinquencies, including job loss, divorce, illness, and so on – your Dominion Lending Centres mortgage advisor can help you address the concerns through a variety of means and even refer you to other professionals to help get your credit situation in check.

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124 Mill Street, Napanee Fully updated & immaculate home on over sized town lot. Gleaming hardwood & ceramic; main floor laundry; private above ground pool & decks. Double car insulated & heated garage/ workshop w/ centre loft. $219,900

461 Lyndhurst Road, Lyndhurst Country living in a home filled with charm. New septic system & new oil tank just installed. Eat-in kitchen; sep dining rm; 3 bdrms; 3-season porch. Wide plank oak & pine floors; huge barn/workshop; storage shed. $159,900


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610 William Street, Gananoque CONDO 5th floor, 2 bdrm condo w/ huge balcony offering panoramic views of St. Lawrence River. Immaculate & cozy. Secure bldg w/ on site superindendent. Walk to the 1000 Islands Playhouse, marinas, restaurants, etc. $254,900

napanee showroom 140 goodyear rd. 613-354-0544

Richard Gallagher

389 KING STREET EAST, GANANOQUE 613-382-2211 or 1-888-382-4303 email:

181 Black Rapids Road, Leeds & 1000 Islands 1 yr old, quality-built home on 5.24 private, treed acres. Walking trails; huge wrap-around deck; bright & immaculate w/ lots of room for the family. 10 minutes to Charleston Lake and close to many other lakes. $319,900

Kingston showroom 2053 highway 38 613-634-1515


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142 Main Street, OdeSSa

Conveniently located just west of County Road 6 in the village of Odessa. Extensively updated and ready to move into…this great starter home is sure to surprise you! 2 bedrooms, efficient gas furnace (installed Sept 2012), fully fenced yard, nice back deck with gate, attached rear shed, outdoor wired for speakers. Well worth the look! MLS 12606920 $179,900

new listing

SHaBOMeKa LaKe rOad

Great rural residential lot for your future home or recreational getaway! A good mix of upscale homes as well as cottage properties in the heart of Land O`Lakes within close proximity to some great fishing, swimming, skidooing, trails, etc. Located 350 feet off the shores of Lower Mazinaw Lake and close to Upper Mazinaw and Shabomeka Lake. Comes with a 40` trailer (as is) and 1000 ltr water holding tank. Mature trees on lot and driveway ready to go. MLS® 12607305 $39,900

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