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EMC News - Madoc Township - Council here could not be convinced to grant the Madoc Agricultural Society (MAS) seven more days for motorized sport at the fairgrounds. Council decided to allow only two more days per calendar year for the fair board to host motorized events. In a carefully prepared presentation, MAS past president Dave Chappell appealed to council to amend a bylaw which limits the board to ten days of motorized events. “Last year council suggested to us, if all went well with motorsport 2012, consideration would be given to additional time in 2013.� Chappell reminded council, “We feel that last year went

well with no specific complaints or difficulties.â€? He noted, revenue of the past three years since Maguires Motocross Racing created a state-of-theart track at the fairground, MAS has gained “on average ‌ $3,000â€? per event, used â€œâ€Ś solely to upgrade the fairgrounds and buildings, and to donate to local charitiesâ€?. Council decreased the number of days for motor sports to ten days, in the 2012 season, which Chappell says caused a revenue drop of $5,500. “It has been difficult for us to continue our physical improvements to the grounds and buildings.â€? He said that owing to time constraints imposed by council, Maguires Motorsports has eliminated ATV

competitions, reducing income by $3,600 for the National competition in September, and the international competition was cancelled because of these constraints. Since the ATV division was discontinued, an ATV club asked for two weekends using the Maguire track. Chappell asked for four more days to accommodate these events. He also asked for one more day to add to the current ten used by Maguire’s dirt bike competitions and two days to host a winter sport (snowmobiles) on the motor track. Chappell argued that these events are in keeping with recommendations of the Ontario government to encourage tourism and boost the local economy. John Maguire, originator Please see “Council� on page 5

Stirling Public School tops committee list By Richard Turtle

EMC News - Stirling Barring a veto from the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board, the new elementary school now under construction in the village will be known as Stirling Public School, with much of the common area named The Carl Pitman Centre. The committee-approved decision, which followed months of public consultation and input from students, staff and residents, came at their recent public meeting and will be formally recommended for board approval at the upcoming meeting on January 28. Stirling Junior and Primary School principal Nicola Wand explains that a steering committee re-

sponsible for the school naming was set up last fall and included teaching and non-teaching school staff members, students, administrators, board staff and community members. Following the collection of a pair of different feedback forms, a list of four names was put forward for final consideration. Those included Creekside Elementary, Stirling Elementary, Stirling-Rawdon Elementary and Stirling Public. The Carl Pitman Centre will encompass common areas of the school including the adjoining library, stage and gymnasium. The official naming will take effect upon board approval. Pitman’s widow Barb says the family is thrilled Please see “Stirling� on page 5

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EMC News - Stirling - Local police say it was a relatively quiet Christmas season in the municipality with several routine calls, traffic enforcement and a reported break and enter. Police logged a total of 107 calls for service between December 17, 2012, and January 7, 2013, StirlingRawdon Police Chief Brian Foley says, including the post-Christmas break-in at a Hoover Road residence on December 28. Constable Darcy Masterson is continuing the investigation where one or more individuals broke in a rear door of the home, making off with a lap top, video camera and alcohol. Anyone with further information is asked to call Constable Masterson. Police also responded to four reported domestic disputes, with no charges laid.

There were six RIDE teams set up over the Christmas season, Foley says, stopping a total of 516 vehicles and issuing five provincial offences notices. There were no impaired driving charges in the Township of StirlingRawdon during that time. Officers did, however, attend to 11 motor vehicle collisions, four of which were personal injury incidents with no serious injuries. Most of the accidents were caused by slippery road conditions, Foley says, adding, “please slow down and drive carefully.” Police also responded to seven unfounded 911 calls and the same number of alarms. A total of 34 traffic complaints and provincial offences tickets were reported, including a charge of passing a school bus with the signals flashing.

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Lion Dave Potts says the news will be well received by his fellow club members and pays tribute to a truly community-minded individual. Pitman was a teacher, coach, mentor, Scout leader, school board trustee and held the position of chair from December 2006 until his passing in 2011. “That’s really good news,” says Potts. And other Lions agree wholeheartedly. “Nobody deserves it more,” says Lion Arlene Pollick, adding that through his work and community involvement he left a lasting impression on many generations. In a November letter to committee members, the Lions Club put forth Pitman’s name noting, “it is important to remember that Carl was a lifelong resident of Stirling and dedicated his life to education, as well as countless hours of volunteer work.”


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his name was considered, noting with his longstanding commitment to education, Carl “would have be have been extremely humbled by that.” Members of the Stirling and District Lions Club were pleased with the recommendation as well, and had earlier passed a motion that was agreed on unanimously by the club before lobbying for the school to be named after the longtime educator and community supporter. Members of the Stirling and District Lions Club were pleased with the recommendation and had earlier passed a motion that was agreed on unanimously by the club before lobbying for the school to be named after the longtime educator and community supporter. In the original motion, the Lions agreed “that we submit Carl Pitman’s name to be considered when naming the new school in Stirling.”

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TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Madoc Township Municipal Office, 15651 Highway 62 Madoc, ON K0K 2K0 or by mail to Madoc Township P.O. Box 503 Madoc, ON K0K 2K0. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office.

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Lions Club jam sessions, which take place on the second Sunday of the month from October through to May, continue to attract both performers and an appreciative audience, which on January 13 numbered 150. Proceeds from this and other Lions activities resulted in 20 new tables—replacements for the aging wooden ones— being donated for use by the municipality. Although the • Print pictures tables, which were crowded from your digital with audience members, cannot camera in just minutes be seen, the official presentation • Passport photos was made to Marmora Parks and also available Arena Manager Curtis Trimble (right) by Lion Leo Provost who Moments - Share Life is chair of the jam sessions, and President Russ Mitchell. Photo: Phone: 613-395-2110 Fax: 613-395-1595 Judy Backus

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CJBQ’s Freddy Vette has been confirmed as the emcee for the final day on Sunday. Tickets are now available at Bush Furniture in Tweed and this year’s festival will be August 23, 24 and 25. The web site at <www.> will be updated in the coming weeks and will have tickets available at that time. TTEF volunteers are still needed and those interested may contact Carolynne Campbell at 613-478-6178.

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were the previous year. We don’t have the money we had so we are trimming in specific areas. Having said that, we purchased a lot of the infrastructure material last year and will not have to purchase that this year, saving us money.” Bonnie Jussila, TTEF funding manager, said there is an application in to Celebrate Ontario for $20,000 and they are awaiting a response. She also said they will be looking to the OLG for a grant.





the three days.” Jim added that RV dry camping will be available but spaces are limited. The price for camping will also jump from $30 to $40 to help offset the cost of added portable toilets for the camping area. Camp sites did sell out last year well in advance and can be booked through the web site below. TTEF founder Kathy Scott has stepped down as festival chair and TMF president for family reasons, leaving two vacancies that will have to be filled. The position of chair will be changed to Festival Executive Manager and will be filled internally with one of the managers on the board. The position of president will be filled with a present director. Asked about the belttightening the festival may have to do Jim said, “The TTEF did not realize the same revenues as the first year; our guests told us it was simply too hot. Our daily numbers were not what we hoped even though our weekend pass sales tripled what they


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The Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival committee are already hard at work for Viva Tweed’s 2013 Festival. Seen here are (l-r) site manager Brad Hendrick, ETA registration manager Beth Power, celebrity services manager Lisa Lesage, advertising manager Maril Swan, treasurer Bonnie Jussila, Sylvain Bertrand and volunteer manager Carolynne Campbell. In the back is first vice chair Jim Keniston.




in Corey Keniston as social media manager, Sylvain Bertrand and Beth Power as Elvis Tribute Artist manager along with Director of the Tweed Music Festivals (TMF) incorporated Liz Van Dijk. Jim said that 2013 ticket prices will increase this year by $5. “The advance ticket price will be $50 for a weekend pass until July 1 when the price will go to $55. In addition, unlike last year, we will be selling day passes in advance. We have not come up with a plan on how we will track these tickets but that should be organized in the coming weeks; those tickets will stay at $25 per day for



ginning and had this to say about the new theme. “We believe Viva Tweed has the character people will recognize and understand. The executive wants the main street merchants to know how much we have appreciated the support over the first two years and our guests have really appreciated their efforts. For those eager to avenge losses or repeat as winners, we will once again be having the store front decorating contest. With the Viva Tweed theme we recognize it may be a little more challenging but that will bring out the best in each merchant’s imagination.” The TTEF committee has a number of new members


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EMC Editorial “Those days are over,” said France’s President Francois Hollande last month, when asked if French forces would intervene in the war between Islamist insurgents who have seized the northern half of Mali and the Gwynne Dyer government in Bamako. But the days in question weren’t over for very long. Last Friday France sent a squadron of fighterbombers to the West African country to stop the Islamist fighters from taking the capital. “We are making air raids the whole time,” said French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. “They are going on now. They will go on tonight. They will go on tomorrow.” Some 550 French combat troops are on the ground already, with up to 2,500 more to follow. Contingents of soldiers from the neighbouring countries of Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo are scheduled to arrive as early as next week. It has turned into a real war. It has also turned into a Western-run war in a Muslim country, despite the discouraging precedents of Afghanistan and Iraq. The government of Mali has asked for French help, and on Monday the United Nations Security Council unanimously supported France’s military intervention. The army of Mali, such as it is, will theoretically be in charge of the war—but everybody knows that the Malian army is useless. In fact, the presence of Mali’s army at the front is usually counter-productive, as it is brutal, militarily incompetent, and prone to panic flight. The other African armies are of variable quality, but it is obviously French troops, and especially French air power, that will decide the outcome of the war. So has France bitten off more than it can chew? Is this going to end up like Afghanistan and Iraq? The supporters of the war prefer to compare it with last year’s Western military intervention in Libya, another French initiative that was decided over one weekend. They like that analogy better because the Libyan intervention ended tolerably well, with the overthrow of the dictator, a democratically elected government, and no Western casualties. But the differences between Libya and Mali are greater than the similarities. In Libya the rebels were trying to rid the country of Muammar Gaddafi, a loony, friendless dictator, and create a democratic future. The decision to intervene was made in Paris in only two hectic days, when it appeared that Gaddafi’s mercenary troops were about to overrun Benghazi and massacre the

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rebels. NATO served as the rebel air force, but no Western troops fought on the ground. And it worked. With Mali, once again it was decided in a couple of days, and once again France has taken the lead. Once again Britain is sending some help as well (transport aircraft, but no troops or combat aircraft), and the United States is providing discreet logistical support. (U.S. Air Force tankers refuelled the French fighters on their way to Mali.) But that’s where the similarities end. The West is supporting the government, not the rebels, in Mali. That government, behind a flimsy civilian facade, is controlled by the same thugs in uniform whose military coup last March, just one month before the scheduled democratic election, created the chaos that let the Islamist rebels conquer the northern half of the country. The young officers who now run the country are ignorant and violent, and having them on your side is not an asset. The Islamist rebels are fanatical, intolerant, and violent, but they are well armed (a lot of advanced infantry weapons came on the market when Gaddafi’s regime collapsed) and they appear to be well trained. They have almost no popular support in 90-per cent-Muslim Mali, whose version of Islam is much more moderate, but they have terrified the population of the north into submission or flight. The insurgents are not short of money, either, as they receive secret subsidies from several Arab monarchies in the Gulf that have persuaded themselves, strangely, that subsidising radical Islamist movements in the far-flung fringes of the Muslim world is a good way to avoid being overthrown by radical Islamists at home. They are formidable opponents, and the war to free northern Mali may be long and hard. Until recently the rebels seemed to be confined to Mali’s desert north, but last week they began to advance into southern Mali, where nine-tenths of the country’s 14 million people live. The Malian army collapsed, and Western intelligence sources estimated that the Islamists would capture the capital, Bamako, within two days. That would effectively give them control of the entire country. Mali has long, unguarded borders with seven other African countries, and it is only 3,000 kilometres (2,000 miles) from France. So President Hollande ordered immediate military intervention to stop the Islamist advance, and we’ll all worry about the longterm consequences later. The next Western war against Islamist extremists has already started, and the question is whether it will end up like Afghanistan. Nobody would like to know the answer to that more than the French. Except, of course, the Malians.

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Dear Editor, Re: letter from Mr. Peacock. Nowhere in my letter do I express the idea that Chinese workers are sub-standard, nor have I ever, to my knowledge, ever demeaned the abilities of working men and women from any other country. My concern is with them being underpaid. Simply using imported temporary foreign workers at a half to a third the going rate for this dangerous work is symptomatic of the views of our present government to maximize offshore companies’ profits at the expense of Canadian workers and the environment. It also greatly devalues our non-renewable resources, reduces income tax paid, which otherwise help support our healthcare, ed-

ucation, roads etc. Mr. Peacock knows full well how the Chinese workers building the railroad were treated, if one fell carrying nitro, chuck the body off to the side and go get another. Only because of labour organizing to gain some semblance of safety regulations, along with the hard-fought healthcare system we currently value, do we have what we do. I should also mention the battles fought by some provincial governments, Saskatchewan’s Tommy Douglas’ taking the lead. It is inconceivable to me that if we did not yet have a national healthcare program, it could ever happen under this government. Protect what you have lest it soon be gone. In an official report of

the U.S. National Research Council, Americans are sicker and die younger than people in other wealthy nations; highest infant mortality, second highest death rate from heart disease, highest rate of obesity and type II diabetes and so on. Another note on resource extraction shows that for every one resource job gained since 2007 another 15 jobs in manufacturing have been lost, 45 per cent of those in Ontario. Actual numbers are 11,700 gained and 182,900 lost. The pure undiluted poppycock from Joe Oliver that Canada’s expected $650 billion in investment in the resource sector during the next decade, will translate into waves of jobs and an increase in income for workers, is laughable.

One last topic, in December 2011, the energy sector sent a letter to Joe Oliver and Peter Kent. They asked for alterations to six laws which were impeding “their ability to work”: National Energy Board Act; Canadian Environmental Assessment Act; Fisheries Act; Species at Risk Act; Migratory Birds Convention Act. Proving without any shadow of doubt who runs this country, the Harper regime gutted three of these in its first Omnibus Budget bill on April 26, 2012, and the other three in its second Omnibus Budget Bill in October 2012. Look up “Energy industry letter suggested environmental law changes” CBC January 9. Paul Whittaker, Gilmour

Movin’ on up … north that is By Lewis Zandbergen

EMC Editorial - It’s unbelievable! I can finally see the top of my desk again! Of course, that clean vista, first spotted about three decades ago, may not last very long. You see most of the stuff that usually clutters the top of my desk is packed away to be moved. Yup, we’re moving. After spending more than two-thirds of my life in a place my heart will really never leave, Denise and I are reluctantly pulling up stakes. There comes a time in your life when you do what you want to do rather than doing what you have to do. That time has come for us. We wanted to trade the hustle and bustle (Yeah, we have hustle and bustle in Stirling; we don’t roll up the sidewalks at dusk anymore.) of town life for a home away from it all. Away from the constant stream of traffic on our street (especially those annoying semi trucks and double tractor trailers filled with logs) and just the general all-round noise. It won’t come as earth-shattering news to neighbours who could probably tell from the hundreds of boxes we’ve been hauling in from the various LCBO outlets around us that something involving the use of cardboard boxes was on hand. On several occasions in Tweed and Madoc we’ve been jokingly asked as we loaded boxes: “Can we come to your party?” No, we haven’t lost our minds, nor are we becoming cardboard hoarders; we’re becoming country mice. “At your time of life?” you may ask. Yeah, at our stage in life; what of it. After looking for a big old brick house in Stirling and Rawdon Township for the last three or four years, we’ve finally purchased a two-storey brick Victorian on a quiet country road (it isn’t even paved!) in the serene almost Canadian Shield countryside north of Madoc; birds chirping, squirrels scratchily scampering up trees and the occasional lowing of cattle will be the only “noises” we’ll hear; ah, the peacefulness of country life. And nope, no more “North of Seven” jokes for me. But moving is always a hassle; we have probably packed well over 350 boxes already and we’re still not quite finished; I think the grand total will likely exceed 500. The majority of those are small ones, of course, filled with my books; packing up a library is hard work. Sure we could have gone with larger boxes and only packed half as many, but we like the guys who are moving us and don’t want them all to suffer hernias and aching backs. And there’s no way I’m hauling all the stuff we’ve accumulated in our 1,200-square-foot abode on my little trailer and lining the pockets of PetroCan shareholders to get us moved. Anyway, we’ll still have a few trips to make with items we want to ensure are safe, things we’d just rather move ourselves. Adjusting to country life will be interesting. We’ve already been warned about a few things like the absolute quiet, the work involved stoking a wood-burning furnace, the wildlife, the winter storms; some folks say we won’t find it easy to live “out in the boonies.” We’ll be trading our very reliable Stirling water supply for a well, the ploughed road for a road that might be way down on the list to be cleared of snow in January (although I have spotted a couple of school buses near us, so maybe it won’t be that bad) and the convenience of a two-minute jaunt to a local Mac’s if we run out of bread or milk. We’ll definitely have to check with home if we’re coming in from the “big city” for the day. There’s that and then there’s the huge headache of switching our phones and the Internet and making sure we have power in the “new” house. “Ma” and the “One” are definitely lacking in the “service” aspect of their corporations; it’s no wonder people are switching to cell phones and installing solar power. Now, we’re very clean and neat people; but we don’t obsess over a few things being out of place, nor do we spend hours every week washing out cupboards; laundry gets done after 7 p.m. and on weekends according to the dictates of the “One.” But I’m amazed at the warrens of dust bunnies we’ve found hiding in usually unreachable places. Then there are all those bits and pieces you’d filed away some years ago which miraculously have survived, only to be boxed; who knows when we’ll see those again. I’ve spent almost 23 years in this house; it’s been the scene of lots of hard work, plenty of happiness and even sorrow. And the house has grown through the years. When we purchased it back in 1990 it was basically a 1960s bungalow. We’ve added 400 square feet; built a small barn and installed a fenced-in pool and carport. I will miss that pool; there’s no better way to cool off on those days when the temperatures soar to the mid-thirties. After spending four decades in Stirling, leaving will be hard to do. There’s a definite tug on our heart strings—especially mine. I know the town. As a kid I delivered newspapers up and down most of its streets, had my first “job” in Johnson’s Bakery, ran my homemade go-cart down Stapley’s hill, tobogganed down Shea’s hill, caught mudcats in the creek. I came back from time to time when we lived in Belleville and then moved back when I became the House Husband. There’s no better place to raise kids. But as I said, it’s time to do what we want to do, not have to do; and you never know—we may be back some day. Will we miss Stirling? Damn straight. Northeast EMC - Thursday, January 17, 2013


New jam session at the Hungerford Hall EMC Entertainment Tweed - Tweed now has a new jam session that started Thursday, January 10, and will continue every other Thursday at the Hungerford Hall located across the street from the

Tweed Valu Mart. If the first turnout is any indication of how the jam will grow, then country music lovers are in for a treat as at least 12 players showed up when the jam started and more were coming

through the doors with guitar cases in hand. They had fiddles, banjos, dobros and lots of guitars as well as piano and vocals. Gord Stickwood is a well known singer and guitarist in the Tweed area and said

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years as a member of the Lions Club of Tweed who lease the hall from the municipality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hungerford Hall has to support itself; no money comes out of the Lions Club to support the hall so we pay for the hall through the rentals. So far we have managed to pay the bills and hope to be able to continue. Major repairs like the roof that was redone two years ago as well as making the building wheel chair accessible are looked after by the municipality who own the building. Gord said the jam sessions will go until the spring and anyone wanting more information can call him at 613-478-5867.

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EMC Lifestyles - The first local Dinersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club of the year, hosted by Community Care for Central Hastings, attracted 60 seniors to the community centre on January 9. A midday hot hamburger meal, complete with fried onions and mashed potatoes, topped off with banana/sour cream cake and ice cream was enjoyed by all. Music was an integral part of the fun, with the Country Travellers providing a range of tunes both before and after the meal, including such well known oldies as Five Foot Two and Under Your Spell Again. Lyle and Marie Bright, along with the cook, Liane Holmes, put their energy into mashing 30 pounds of potatoes for the occasion. Photo: Judy Backus

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the executive. It was decided that a meeting of the executive be held the following day and an emergency meeting of the Historical Society members be held January 15 at which time a new board would be formed and a new president elected by the new directors. The board of the Historical Society must have eight directors and one president. At present there are just enough members stepping up to fill these director positions.

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A story in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s EMC incorrectly reported that Shaune Lightfoot would be assuming the position of acting clerk in Stirling-Rawdon until a replacement is found for Kevin Heath who recently resigned from the position. Lightfoot was named acting clerk for the purposes of a single meeting dealing with the hiring process. Tawnya Donald remains the municipalityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acting clerk in other instances. Deputy-mayor Wilfred Shier was unable to provide specific dates for a new hire but says the process is ongoing.



photos, Liz Vandijk and the volunteer artists from Moira Place for two large paintings, Maril Swan for the Elvis exhibition, Sharon Rashotte and Patricia Whalen for the schools childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit and Suzanne Cavers for the Tweed and Area Art Tour to name a few. This year Evan said that approximately 5,600 people toured through the Heritage Centre and he said a large number of people researching genealogy use the centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get a lot of inquiries from people using computers who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand why we have to charge money for people who want to do research; they seem to think that we are government funded but we are not.â&#x20AC;? It should be noted that plans to fix the Heritage Centre roof, paint, as well as celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Historical society among other things will cost approximately $21,000 which will all have to be raised through lotteries, memberships, and fund raisers. An application is in to the Parrott Foundation for $12,500 but as Evan said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can apply for grants, it does not mean you will get them. We were turned down by the Trillium Foundation earlier in the year and if the Parrott Foundation grant does not come through we will have to raise that money as well.â&#x20AC;? On that note Tweed Economic Development Officer Joey Walsh, who was present at the AGM, said he was there to inform the Historical Society that he would

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EMC News - Tweed - At the Tweed Historical Society annual general meeting, Heritage Centre curator Evan Morton said in his report that for the first time in 15 years donations to the Heritage Centre fell below $10,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have looked at a number of studies,â&#x20AC;? said Evan, â&#x20AC;&#x153;And they indicate that we are not alone; donations are down for local charitable organizations. People are saying, what is my money going to do and if they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see a direct result they are not donating. This year we had over $10,000 through memoriams given by three past volunteers and although it is a great loss to us to have these people pass, the money left to the Heritage Centre is greatly appreciated. Organizations like the Canadian Cancer Society and Heart and Stroke Foundation, while they are very valuable, have teams of paid employees who raise millions of dollars. Our hope is that when people reach the end of their lives they would consider making a donation to a local organization.â&#x20AC;? In the rest of his report Evan went on to thank the many volunteers for their hard work in 2012, notably Dutch Vermeer for his hard work on the new military display, Sylvia and Gerry Heaysman for their



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arena. As always, everyone is asked to come out and cheer on our local talent. Top prize for this year is $150 in the adult category, and anyone wishing to preregister should contact Lucas Wales at 613-391-4108. Those wishing to register on February 1 must do so at the arena between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. If you’re looking to get your hands on some great local products you need not look far, as SnoFest has you covered. Just log onto <> online and make a bid on their silent auction. Products are being updated all the time so keep checking back frequently for new additions. While you’re online you may also want to check out

their web site <> and look for them on Facebook for dayby-day updates on what is happening at SnoFest. Of course, no event would be able to maintain its high level of excellence without some tremendous support from the business community. As of today, over 25 businesses and organizations have sponsored SnoFest. Gold level sponsors include the Crowe Valley Lions Club and Northland Power. The Lions Club is sponsoring the 40-mile race Saturday, February 2, and Northland Power the 25mile race on Sunday, February 3. With the new title of Hastings County “Event of the Year” spread across the

2013 program guide (available in local businesses now) SnoFest is ready to move from community event, to a winter tourism driver for the Marmora and Lake community. “We’ve built some strong working partnerships this year with Best Western in Belleville and Ontario Highlands to move into the tourism market,” says event coordinator Lucas Wales. “The entire team behind SnoFest deserves a lot of praise for turning this weekend into Hastings County Event of the Year. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone out next month!” SnoFest is February 1, 2 and 3 in Marmora and Lake.

Lions Club looking forward to Hogfest raisers.” It’s a win-win situation, she says. Included this year for the second time is the Stirling

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Brandt says response has already been excellent, with 12 teams now registered, and organizers are simply waiting for some colder weather. “From the long-range forecast it looks pretty good,” says Brandt of the outdoor ice that will have to reach required thickness before the tournament gets the goahead. “We’ve still got three weeks,” he said during the recent thaw that turned much of the mill pond ice back to water. For further details about the tournament, or to register a team, contact Dave Brandt at 613-395-1482. Across the road from the mill pond tournament, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will be hosting its annual Fish Fry, with seatings at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Check the Hogfest 2013 brochure or the Lions Club web site, <>, for a full list of events, and for information on how to participate, contact Ruth Potts at 613438-3418.


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EMC Events - Marmora and Lake - With the 35th edition of Marmora SnoFest only a short time away, the entire region is starting to buzz about Canada’s longest running sled dog race series. Banners are up all over town thanks to the municipality’s crew, and buttons are available at various Marmora and Lake businesses for $4. The early bird draw was made January 7 for $150, and the winning button, #83, was sold at Bailey’s Cafe in downtown Marmora. If you missed your chance don’t worry, there is another draw coming up after SnoFest for $100. This year’s edition of Marmora’s Got Talent will be taking place Friday, February 1, at 7 p.m. above the



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has no reservations about taking her place in the hack either, and admits she comes by the sport honestly. The Parker rink is very much a family affair, captained by grandmother Gail Parker and also including her daughters Lyndsay Kerik and Jodie Paris. And Gail freely admits to being the family trendsetter. A longtime curler, the Belleville resident and retiree has been teaming up with her daughters for the past five years, travelling north to Stirling for their weekly competitions. And this year they added to their ranks with a third generation when Emily picked up her broom and swept her way into the lineup. New to

the sport, the Holy Rosary student fit in immediately and has every intention of returning next season. Her teammates concur. And while they hail from Belleville and Prince Edward County, they all say the drive to the Stirling Curling Club is well worth it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We love Stirling,â&#x20AC;? says Gail, noting the women all began their curling with the club here. And, she adds, it combines an evening of exercise with a little friendly competition and social interaction. And on Thursdays it puts Emily on the ice alongside her mother, her grandmother and her aunt. For Gail, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of three weekly trips to the curling


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Milling about in Tweed

EMC News - Tweed “Milling about in Tweed” is the name of the newest exhibit at the Tweed Heritage Centre staged by curator Evan Morton. There is a large assortment of paintings, photos and other artefacts of the old feed/grist mill that burned down in 2002 marking 2012 as the tenth anniversary of the fire. “We are trying to incorporate in the gallery local events and how people have reacted to them through their paintings and photos,” said Evan, who proceeded to talk about where the 14 paintings he has on display come from. Of the paintings

hung in the gallery, eight have been donated to the Heritage Centre. “Each painting has a story like the pen and ink drawings of Dale Ilko, who came to the door one day last summer with an excellent drawing that he did in 1977 when he was 17.” Evan talked about the colourful history of the mill which was built in 1835 by Alan Munroe. The original mill was a one-storey woodframe building which had a saw mill on the north side. “That was very typical of rural communities to have the saw mill and grist mill.” The mill was then purchased by Fisher and Hunt-

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that up the river from the mill, Tweed had a hydro electric plant that fed Tweed enough power for the town. “We need to get back to generating more power with water instead of fossil fuels. The vision for the future is based on lessons learned from the past. We developed Tweed hydroelectric at the turn of the century but unlike today, lights were not on all night and people knew how to conserve and use only what they needed; they didn’t have the same expectations. When people got hot, they sat on the front porch in the shade, they did not have air conditioners. “ Evan reminisced about the mill and said before it burned he had hopes that the empty building might be turned into a gift shop museum. “I was hoping that they might keep the stone wall that was left after the fire as a reminder of bygone days, it had some interesting possibilities.” Evan added his hope is that the school teachers in Tweed will contact him, make a lesson plan about the mill, and bring the school children to the Heritage Centre to learn about how flour was made and how the mill operated. The display will be on until the end of February.

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er who Evan said held a lot of properties in Lower and Upper Canada. They had the mill from 1839 to 1850 and when they had financial problems, the mill was sold to the Wallbridges, a prominent Belleville family. The Wallbridge family flipped the property to James Jameison. It was Jameison who then had the plans for the town of Tweed laid out and named the town after the Scottish river Tweed near where he was born. Evan said that what is now the House of Boutiques in Tweed was the original mill house. Evan went on to say that the mill in Tweed burned down three times, the first being January 1892. Back then the mill property was selling for $12,000. “When the mill was rebuilt they added a big grain elevator and rebuilt the grist mill as well as the saw mill. There was also a cheese factory near the mill site.” The next fire took place in 1931 and Evan said that fire burned for several days. The mill was rebuilt the next year and that building was the one that burned for the final time in 2002. In all the mill had eight mill operators/owners over the years. The mill produced hydroelectricity but Evan added

“Peggy will be sharing her vibrant and engaging picture books and leading the kids in crafts and step by step illustration instructions. Refreshments will be served and resources for parents will be available,” Bannon says. “As always, wonderful door prizes will be drawn at the conclusion of the morning as well.” The special event was made possible through the generous support of West Wings Cafe, Stirling Foodland, Balu’s Guardian Pharmacy, Belleville Chapters and Campbellford Tim Hortons, as well as the writer, she adds. Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually in January to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a

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EMC News - Stirling Canadian children’s author and illustrator Peggy Collins is coming to town with a few new stories and some very early sketches. Stirling-Rawdon Public Library Children’s Librarian Jaye Bannon recently announced the library will be hosting its seventh annual Family Literacy Day celebration with a visit from the popular writer to the Eugene Burrell Hall above the Stirling theatre. The library will be welcoming Collins on Saturday January 26, at 10:30 a.m. to share her love of writing and drawing with children and young families, Bannon says. Collins, who lives in the Napanee area, is a graduate of the Sheridan College Interpretive Illustration program and is the author of In the Garden and In the Snow, both listed in the top books for children by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre in 2010. She has also illustrated over 20 picture books and has done illustration work for magazines such as Mothering, Ladybug, Babybug and New Moon. “It should be really neat,” says Bannon, as the author has agreed to bring along some pictures she drew as a youngster. Along with some storytelling and some instruction in illustration, Bannon says, Collins is expected to offer a glimpse at one artist’s development.


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The Novice Yellow Team headed off to Port Hope for their first tournament of 2012 and came away winning the B championship. As this was the first tournament action for most of the kids, they all had a blast! Thanks to coach John Racioppo and all his volunteers. Atom House League. Team # 2 headed out to play in a tournament too. As it was the first time the kids had played together as a team, they had some hardfought losses on Thursday. They really started to gel as a team Friday, resulting in a well-earned trip to one of four championship games in the afternoon. Results of the final game were Stirling Blues 5, Brighton Braves 1.

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Fighting back, Stirling came within one goal, seeing the last two minutes with a 6 - 5 deficit. With a pulled goalie, the Blues attacked but the Phantoms cleared their zone and scored on the empty net winning the game 7 - 5. The Phantoms headed back to Stirling on Sunday. The Blues fought hard through the first period ending up tied 1 - 1. It was a tight game with lots of chances; the Blues tied the game 3 - 3 midway through the third. With a quick offence the Phantoms responded with three minutes to go and ended up winning 4 - 3. The Phantoms lead the series 2 - 0. Next game is Saturday in Port Hope and back home January 20 at 5:30.

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Thanks to Coach Jeff Wannamaker and his volunteers. Tyke The DeJong Construction Tyke team would like to congratulate Blair Thompson on winning the $50 No Frills gift card. Also thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and to No Frills for their donation. Stirling travelled on January 6 to Picton and beat the host team 5 - 3 with goals by Cooper Johnson, John McKillop, Nathan Hoover, Deacon Ellis, and Gage Butcher. Novice A Their first round of the OMHA playdowns is against the Prince Edward County Kings. They started off the series at home on Sunday, January 13. The Kings came out fast and scored early. The Blues responded with great goaltending from Nathan Cannons which found them up 2 - 1 in the last minutes of the game. The Kings pulled their goalie and an empty net goal initialized a hat trick from Kieren Ellis. The team played strong all around. Next games are Saturday, January 19, in Picton at 2 p.m. and at home on Sunday, January 20 at 2:30. ATOM A The Stirling Blues Atom A playoff schedule: January 19 - 4:45 p.m. in


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EMC Sports - In Novice A action, the Grizzlies began their first playoff series against Gananoque who visited the Madoc arena on Saturday, January 12. The Grizzlies took an early lead off goals by Kellen Dostaler and Connor Hunt in the first and never looked back. Centre Hastings took a 1 - 0 lead in the series by posting a 7 - 2 home victory over the visiting Islanders. Scoring for the Grizzlies were Kellen Dostaler (2), Connor Hunt (2), Heiden Leonard (2) and Tyler Sawkins. Game two will take place on Saturday, January 19, in Gananoque, and game three will be held

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Smooth sailing may not be possible anymore By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Trent Hills The waters of the Trent Severn just got rougher for boaters. Not only are travellers on the 386-kilometre waterway facing lockage schedule changes for the 2013 season owing to staffing cutbacks and reduced hours of operation by Parks Canada, boaters will have to pay more to travel it now. “We just learned there are some proposed user fees increases which may impact boaters,” said Nancy Allanson, executive director for the Trent Hills and District Chamber of Commerce. Her comments come on the heels of the chamber’s efforts to lessen the impact of the changes in the lockage schedule. “Since the announcement regarding the 2013 TrentSevern Waterway Season hours, the chamber has been working to mitigate the im-

Nancy Allanson, executive director for the Trent Hills and District Chamber of Commerce, looks at a map of the Trent Severn Waterway. A consultation process is under way by Parks Canada as it looks at increasing user fees for 2014. The impact of this on top of the changes to scheduled lockages could see some rough waters ahead for boaters and businesses along the Trent. Photo: Sue Dickens

pact to the local economy,” she said.

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different story. “He was more nervous than I was when we did it last year. He actually was colder than I was even though he says he likes the cold,” she added with a big grin. She plans on wearing her wedding dress as she plunges into the frigid water. “It’s called wreck the dress,” she said laughing again. Last year the couple wore grass skirts, perhaps in an effort to heat things up. This couple remains very upbeat and positive about the experience and by doing the interview hope to inspire others to join them “and take the plunge.” Two years ago the plunge was threatened with becoming a non-event but at the last minute two dozen brave souls signed up. Bannister thinks it might have been because of the minus-25 degree weather. This year’s temperatures are still up for grabs but so far the weather has been warmer than normal. Ken and Ginette Dehne will also mark the ceremony by giving away about 50

small polar bears to children who attend. “We will have our wedding album there and a guest book for people to sign,” she said. Their maid of honour will be Kimberly Gray and the best man will be Earl McLean, who has participated in the polar bear plunge for at least 15 years. “Earl is the one who brought us together,” she commented. The couple was married 20 years ago on June 26, 1993. The fact that the polar bear plunge will take place January 26, at Lions Beach Park also played a part in the couple’s decision to renew their vows this year. “The plunge is scheduled for 12 noon but the Trent Hills Fire Department will be doing a five-minute water ice rescue demonstration first,” said Bannister. The department always has its volunteer firefighters in the water and close by to assist with the plunge and a school bus is on site where the plungers can get warm.

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tourism dollars for the Trent Hills area.” The chamber did survey the members this past year seeking alternative revenue ideas for the waterway. They have also been involved in meetings with stakeholders and other Chambers of Commerce along the waterway, seeking a solution to the challenge of funding the waterway operations. “We have been very active over the past several months monitoring the situation and looking for opportunities to share input. When we learned about the new hours, we were especially concerned about the scheduled lockages and how it would affect overnight boating visitors to both Campbellford and Hastings,” said Holmes. Staffing with Parks Canada in this area was reduced by 11 people. As a result of overall staff reductions some parts of the

waterway will see lockmasters open one lock and travel up the system opening others as the boats make their way along the Trent. Scheduled lockages are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with travel between specific locks. The chamber expressed concern that changes to scheduled lockages in one of the sections, Lock 7 through 13, would make it very inconvenient to stay overnight in Campbellford. “We are pleased to announce that the TrentSevern Waterway has heard our concerns and have been advised that the last lockage will be changed from Lock 13 to Lock 11/12 [near the suspension bridge],” said Holmes. “We appreciate the input from the local lockmasters for expressing their concerns regarding this particular challenge. We respect Please see “Come” on page B2

Couple to renew their vows at Polar Bear Plunge

By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Trent Hills Renewing their wedding vows at the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Campbellford is in no way an attempt to freeze out other plungers. In fact, according to Ken and Ginette Dehne, it’s quite the opposite. “We are doing this as a way to drum up attention and help the hospital out,” said husband Ken, who already has his black tuxedo ready for the occasion. The happy couple started making plans for the ceremony immediately after plunging into the cold waters of the Trent River for the first time at last year’s fund raiser. But why do the plunge at all? “It was on my bucket list. I always wanted to try,” said Ginette. “I hate the cold but I thought I can lick this and so I didn’t feel the cold at all. The excitement of the crowd had the adrenaline going so I just got going with the flow,” she added. For her husband it was a

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Ken and Ginette Dehne of Campbellford are renewing their vows at this year’s Polar Bear Plunge which will take place January 26 at noon at Lions Beach Park. They have a display set up in their place of business, Ken’s Stereo and TV on Front Street. The couple is hoping to inspire others to participate in this fund raiser for the Auxiliary to the Campbellford Memorial Hospital. Photo: Sue Dickens

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Vette offers support to music program By Richard Turtle

EMC News - Stirling When Freddy Vette first discovered the world of music, he was an elementary school student named Scott Haggerty. Today, under his stage name, Vette is a well-known local radio personality and a popular performer and front man of Freddy Vette and the Flames. And last week he, along with vocalist Joanne Hartman, arrived at Stirling Senior School to offer some young music students there a little encouragement. “I loved it so much,” Vette says of his early days in the music room, reflecting on memories that included former teachers Betty Watson and Barb Vardy and several of the same instruments used today. And last week it was payback time. After some words of support from the professional musician, as well as some impromptu demonstrations

Musician Freddy Vette presents Stirling Senior School music teacher Melody Mercer with a cheque for $1,000 for the school’s music program. A former student, Vette says the donation is to acknowledge the importance of school arts courses.

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to help with some of the school’s costs.


“This is huge,” says Mercer of both the donation and having Vette as a classroom guest. The instrumental music department has also been supported by community groups in the past, she says, but remains among the more expensive programs to offer, taking into consideration the price of instruments, maintenance and repairs along with sheet music and other costs. So replacements are rare. “Some of these instruments are older than I am,” she says. But she and Vette

agree such programs are critical. “It’s not just me,” Vette says of his deep appreciation for music. Growing up in a musical family, he says, offered him some insight into life as an entertainer and provided opportunities to perform with others. And music class, band and choir were the same. “The enthusiasm the kids show is really nice to see,” he says. “This is their outlet.” Music, he explains, teaches cooperation and the importance of each individual part in a collective process, likening it to a team sport where everybody wins. And with his own career on a winning course, his latest CD Freddy Vette & The Flames LIVE TONIGHT, Volume 1 & 2 topping the December charts at Sam’s at the Quinte Mall, Vette says it was time to acknowledge some of his supporters. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time,” he says of the recent donation, noting a musical career doesn’t start overnight. And it involves a lot of support from a lot of different people. But he hopes others will take his lead and show their support for arts education. Vette is encouraging other professional artists to reflect on the programs that got them started, in order to help foster new talent.

Left to right Sandy Abbott, Deb Williams, Amber Darling, Bruce Davis, Charlene Bessin, Harry Todd, Michelle Ryder Freddy Vette jams with music teacher Melody Mercer at Stirling Senior School after making a donation to the school’s music program. During his visit with Grade 6 students, Vette also offered an impromptu performance on the piano and recorder.

Trenval Business Development Corporation is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the City of Belleville and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI) to deliver small business counselling and information services to businesses operating in Belleville, Quinte West, Prince Edward County and Hastings County. The integration of federally-funded Trenval with the provincially/municipally-funded Small Business Centre will broaden the geographic reach and increase accessibility to the thousands of small businesses currently operating in this catchment area. “We are excited with this new delivery model, one of the first in the Province”, said Bruce Davis, Trenval’s Executive Director. “Combining the skill sets of both organizations can only result in a higher level of service for our small business clients”. Karen Poste, Belleville’s Economic Development Manager, adds, “This integration is just what small businesses in our region needs. Bringing these two well-known organizations together is a great fit for existing small businesses, as well as for aspiring entrepreneurs who are seeking support to get their business ideas to market.”

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In addition to its counselling and information services, a stand-alone Small Business Centre has always done a tremendous job in delivering workshops and seminars to small business. However, this integrative model will add a new dimension to the service offerings – financing. Trenval has been lending money to small businesses since 1987, and it is expected that this part of Trenval’s service will increase as a direct result of this broadened exposure to the small business sector. “We have assisted close to 700 small businesses with their financing needs – 48 in the past year alone”, says Davis. “We are able to help a small business in getting launched or to expand when conventional financing options are not possible. I know that there are other small businesses out there that we can help in a similar way. Tapping into the Small Business Centre’s network virtually guarantees it.”

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Recently the Trenval/Small Business Centre team held a focus group session attended by managers of many regional agencies that “touch” small business. Using their input, an operational plan is now being prepared that will encompass the identified needs of the small business community. It is fully expected that this plan will include a higher frequency of topical workshops and outreach activities, and a heightened profile within the local communities for the services that both Trenval and the Small Business Centre can provide.

that our federal government must make efforts to be fiscally responsible,” said Holmes. “Our role is to look for ways that we can help to lessen the impact to local businesses.” Last season there were 475 overnight boaters who docked at Campbellford, one less than the previous year. Their stay generates about $19,000 in revenue which is used to provide the service and operate the docking facility. If boaters decide the changes to scheduled lockages and proposed user fee increases are not affordable the numbers could sink businesses along the waterway. Part of the proposal includes the introduction of a

new fee structure for canals. The proposal to increase user fees in 2014 could have a ripple effect when combined with the changes to scheduled lockages impacting boaters even more. The consultations will run from January 11 until February 18. “The Chamber will be sharing this information with stakeholders to encourage their participation in the process,” said Holmes. Parks Canada froze user fees in 2008 and the fee freeze ends March 31. For more information or to provide input as part of Parks Canada’s consultation process go to: <www. aspx>.

Gontier departure shocks Three Days Grace By Bill Freeman

in a statement posted on their web site. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a letter to us Adam indicated that he was resigning from the band due to a non-life-threatening health issue and wanted the band to continue moving forward without him. We were as shocked as many of

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Instead of cancelling the tour, we felt an obligation to you, the fans, to forge ahead and put on the best show we can.â&#x20AC;? you were to hear the news,â&#x20AC;? they said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Instead of cancelling the tour, we felt an obligation to you, the fans, to forge ahead and put on the best show we can.â&#x20AC;? The band has been

â&#x20AC;&#x153;hanging out and rehearsingâ&#x20AC;? with Matt in preparation for the tour which kicks off February 1 in Moline, Illinois. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[We] look forward to rocking the stage in a few weeks.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;As of right now, Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role is temporary and as far as the future and beyond this tour we are taking it one day at a time,â&#x20AC;? the band added. Gontier wished his bandmates well and said he has been blessed by their friendship and inspiration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There have been many defining moments in my life. My time as part of Three Days Grace is most definitely one of the miraculous ones,â&#x20AC;? Gontier said in a post on his Facebook site. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have had so many tender-hearted people share with me their stories; how Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve touched, or changed their lives,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My truth is that all of the love I have received has forever

changed my life. Each letter Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve read, every picture Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been sent, all of the voices Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard sing along with me, I will forever remember, and never forget.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;After twenty years of being part of an ever evolving band, I have been inspired by life to move on and to continue to evolve on my own terms. I could

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If the unions want to contribute something useful to our provincial conversation, let me offer a suggestion: develop a detailed, alternative budget that reduces and eventually eliminates the deficit. Keep their perks and collective bargaining if they want, but then show us what else they would cut to still meet these fiscal goals. Then we all could debate the two visions. Maybe theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d come up with some better ideas! We could really use some right about now. But until the unions start acknowledging that there is no more money, and stop using the kids as pawns, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to get behind them. Government will not be able to keep paying for the same level of services we have indefinitely. Our population is aging; our debts are coming due; our finances are in ruin. All of us are going to see some major tightening of belts in the not too distant future. The private sector is already seeing it; perhaps itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time the public sector played its part, too.

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Campbellford hunter convicted in dog shooting EMC News - Campbellford - A Campbellford man has been fined $3,333.58 for careless hunting that resulted in the shooting of a dog. He also paid $1,666.42 in veterinary bills before his court appearance. Robert Goudreault pleaded guilty to the charge of care-

less hunting. In addition to the fine, his hunting licences have been cancelled until he completes an accredited Hunter Safety Course and passes the exam. The court heard that in March 2012, Goudreault was hunting coyotes from a tree stand in Stirling-

Rawdon Township, northwest of Belleville. He had a high-powered rifle equipped with a scope. Goudreault was watching a coyote decoy from about 125 metres away when he saw a large animal with yellow-white fur charge the decoy. Without taking due care to verify his target,

Goudreault shot the dog believing it to be a white wolf. On further investigation by the conservation officer, it was found to be a white Akbash dog belonging to a local resident. Justice of the Peace Deanne Chapelle heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice,

in Belleville, on December 11, 2012. Hunters must always be sure of their target, and what lies beyond it, before putting their finger on the trigger. For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the 2012-2013 Hunting Regulations Summary,

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it can give everyone a clear understanding of what is required. Such legislation, in my opinion, has one overriding purpose, to keep all of us safe. Mind you, there is a lot of it. One of my colleagues has suggested he needs one pickup truck just to carry the permits and paperwork to and from job sites. LO provides legal advice and mediation services, updates and training to give owners the opportunity for compliance. (The time is soon approaching when the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;due diligenceâ&#x20AC;? will not provide the wiggle room it now does.) None of the above is the real strength of LO. The members, all volunteers, provide the backbone of this organisation. Through networking among themselves at chapter meetings and provincial get-togethers, creating amazing community projects (in the Upper Canada Chapter alone you can see the results at the Picton Cenotaph, the Belleville Police Services

Children Safety Village, Gananoque Theatre, and Trentonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Living of Quinte Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new patio, paths and teaching gardens), mentoring and encouraging new members, well, the list goes on. When the members get together they do so to improve both their industry and their communities. When those are being taken care of, their businesses fall in line. By the way, if you like educational congresses and trade shows, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s congress rank is #10 and the one that many of you enjoy is the #7 Canada Blooms and Home Show. Not bad for a volunteer organisation. Gentle Reader, you might ask what this has to do with you. An LO member agrees to a code of ethics when they join. They must be supported by other members of the trade. They must continue to conduct their businesses in that manner. When you contact an LO member, you know you are contacting a

knowledgeable responsible company who will treat you fairly. (Yes there are other non-LO companies out there who are outstanding in all aspects of their business but not so many.) LO is very much like a family, a bit of an extended one with the occasional squabble, and I am very pleased to be a member. And now, GR, you know a little bit more about us. With families, there is always good news and not so good. Good news: Sheridan Nurseries celebrates their 100th birthday and they are truly on top of the world as #1 in Canada and #1 in the world. Go to their web site and learn a bit about this remarkable all-Canadian company. Now, a sad note: Bobbi Plummer, Garden Designs By The Yard, has passed away far too early. Bobbiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enormous energy and generosity always brought a smile to our faces when we chatted.

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Exploring St. Barts via Mini Cooper


EMC Lifestyles - While my wife and I were vacationing on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Maarten, we decided to partake in a day trip that was offered to the nearby island of St. Barts (an abbreviation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;St. Barthelemyâ&#x20AC;? and commonly known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;St. Barthâ&#x20AC;? in French), where we would tour the island in a convoy of Mini Cooper convertibles and check out this so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrity Island.â&#x20AC;? After all, this small, rugged, hilly, reef-encircled, volcanic island seems to be a very popular spot with the rich and the famous. The island tour was enticing, but I worried about the island-to-island boat ride, for Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m susceptible to seasickness, at times. As it turned out, this fear was â&#x20AC;&#x153;on target,â&#x20AC;? for we faced a headwind on our early morning voyage to St. Barts, and it was a very choppy ride at a fast speed. I did get feeling very â&#x20AC;&#x153;woozyâ&#x20AC;? with the bobbing and weaving, and I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t alone. There were three or four throwing up around me, and one lady was not only sick, but was

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significant period of time. We also visited some of the designer boutiques located in this duty-free port with its tax-free shopping, but we certainly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find many â&#x20AC;&#x153;bargainsâ&#x20AC;? here! After strolling through Gustavia, we found ourselves on the aptly named Shell Beach, which is covered in seashells, where our group met for lunch at Restaurant Do Brazil. The meal was included in the tour, and that was a good thing, for a hamburger and fries cost about $40 here. (I mentioned â&#x20AC;&#x153;no bargainsâ&#x20AC;? to you already.) After our lunch and an introductory talk about our upcoming driving tour, we were assigned our Mini Cooper, and the journey around the island really began. Each couple was given a convertible, so it was kind of â&#x20AC;&#x153;coolâ&#x20AC;? to see this convoy of convertibles making their way along the narrow, twisting roads. I found this exciting, for the roads were not only narrow, but very hilly, too with very sharp curves often being the norm. My wife wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as happy with this part of the tour, for she was my passenger and had to worry about my making all those curves and staying on the precipices! As we toured the island, we passed several stonefenced farms with tile-roofed houses, and we saw several magnificent beaches, including St. Jean, Flamands, Colombier, Toiny, Gouverneur, and Saline. We also passed by the only airport that serves the island, the Aeroport de St. Jean, and discovered that it has a very short landing strip, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only suitable for small planes (up to 20 passengers), and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not equipped for night landings.


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There were many stops along our route for â&#x20AC;&#x153;photo ops,â&#x20AC;? and we passed many luxurious homes of the rich and famous. For the sake of their privacy, we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t told who lived where, but a few names of resident celebrities were given, and we did see the actual former home of the renowned Russian ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev. We also passed by the residence of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who reportedly paid at least $59 million for his 70-acre palatial estate on St. Barts, where he hosts an annual celebrity filled New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve party and flies in such entertainers as Prince, the Black Eyed Peas and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform. Many of the elaborate places that we drove by were gatedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with large poolsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and appeared to be carved right out of the hillside. Since the island is small, only 21 kilometres square, there are not a lot of large luxury resort hotels to be found here, but there are certainly luxurious accommodationsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially rental villasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;available to those with the money. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also find some expensive fine dining restaurants. The official language on this island in the French West Indies is, of course, French, but English is very common here, too. After encircling the island, we returned to Gustavia and parked our vehicles. We then returned to the harbour and boarded our speedy ferry for the return trip to St. Maarten. Since the waters were now calm, and the wind was at our back, this crossing was much easier (no â&#x20AC;&#x153;woozyâ&#x20AC;? feeling this time), and we soon found ourselves back after our great adventure trek to St. Barts.


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After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, it is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bobbi Plummer on Monday, January 7, 2013 at age 60. Loving wife and best friend of David. Cherished mother of Amanda Warden (Ian). Adored daughter of Doris Shemrock and beloved sister of Leslie Shemrock (Susan) and Yvonne Culley (Lorne). Sadly missed by her beautiful granddaughters Hannah and Olivia. Predeceased by her father Joseph Shemrock. Bobbi’s nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, neighbours and co-workers have always admired her cheerful nature, beautiful smile and her “can do” attitude about everything. Especially, when it came to running her business, creating her amazing gardens or planning family events. Bobbi will never be far away as sharing memories will always keep her close and near when we need her. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at a later date. In Bobbi’s memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton (613-392-2111). On-line condolences at CL417567

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on January 19th at the Marmora Community Centre. Dance 8-12. Poverty Lane providing the music.

Van Wicklin, wish to express our sincere thanks to all the friends and family who attended her service. Your generousity of donations is greatly appreciated. A special thank you to Tony for all his unselfish assistance to mother for all her yard work. A very special thank you to Teresa, moms PSW, for her professionalism, her extra effort making Mom’s life at home easier and most of all her friendship towards mother and we kids. A thank you also goes to Dr. Luonge and the staff at Belleville Hospital for making Mom’s last few hours comfortable. Thank you goes to Mom’s neighbour that supplied a huge ham dinner fit for an army during our time of grieving. A much earned thank you goes to Weaver Family Funeral Home for all their assistance in making Mom’s last farewell precisely the way she wanted it. Thank you Rev. Tim Hayward for the wonderful service you provided and a very special thank you goes to the ladies of Salem U.C.W. for the wonderful luncheon following the cemetery service. CL416869

The Marion McCormack Family

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8 weeks to an official Grade 12 Diploma in 2013! GED Preparation Course starts at Quinte S.S. Library, Belleville. Monday, Jan. 21 at 7:00 p.m., 613-922-2687 or 613-474-2427.

Used Pallets, $2/each. Call Campbellford Farm Supply at 705-653-4884.

Wanted to buy. Seeking antique/early 1900’s hardcover books for home design business. Good dollar for books of interest. Call 705-243-9656.

New Rental Prices- Stirling Lions Hall. Available for receptions, dances and catering. $100 without the bar, $200 with bar. Call: (613)395-2227 or (613)395-0055.

Yoga classes at The Yoga Factory, 214 St. Marks Rd., 3 km north of Springbrook. Drop-in or session rates. 613-395-1166.

(Former owner of David Graham Shell) After a lengthy illness at the Belleville General Hospital on Sunday, January 6th, 2013 in his 50th year. Predeceased by his father John F. Graham. Loving step son of Jim Cameron and the late Claire Cameron. Dear brother of Mary Claire Hagerman (Doug) of Bayside, Kathy Graham (Dave) of Bayside. Sadly missed by his niece Melody and his nephew Cameron. A memorial visitation was held at the BURKE FUNERAL HOME (968-6968) 150 Church St., Belleville on Thursday, January 10th, 2013. Memorial donations to Belleville General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.



Zodiac Night Singles Dance! Love is in the stars! Sat. Jan. 19th, Trenton Legion, back entrance, top floor, 8:30 pm-1 am. 613-392-9850.

ALL HUSQVARNA chainsaw’s on sale 235 with 16 inch bar $249; 353 18 inch bar $499; 346 xp 18 inch bar $640; many new models in stock . Call for a price today. Belmont Engine Repair. We sell chainsaws. 705-778-3838 Cedar posts, poles and rails, various sizes, machine peeled or bark on. Also firewood available year-round. Call for prices, delivery extra. Greg Davis (613)478-6346. Flooring deals, berber carpet 99 cents sq. ft.; 12 mm laminate $1.49/sq. ft.; modern cut/loop carpet 1.49/sq. ft.; Free shop at home service. Saillian Carpets 1-800-578-0497, (905)373-2260. Grills Orchards, 886 Grills Rd., Belleville 613-968-6757. Apples, fudge and bakery.

2001 Ford Focus, white, 220,000 km, many new parts in last 9 months, $800 o.b.o. as is. 613-779-5922.

Airless spray painting, roofs & sides, steel roofs repairs. 5 & 6” seamless eavestrough, soffit, facia, gutterguard installed or delivered. Free estimates. 1(877)490-9914. Small square bales of clean wheat and barley straw. $2.50/bale. 705-295-6258.

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Australian Shepherd cross male. Younger dog. Looking for loving home. 613-398-0222. Dog Grooming by Bernadette. Professional services with TLC. New clients welcome. 550 Trenton-Frankford Rd, 1 minute north of 401. (613)243-8245. Purebred German Shepherd puppies. Parents both black & tan, CKC Reg’d, on site. Parents with fantastic temperaments, sire from champion lineage. Pups have first shots, dewormed, health check, 2 yr hip guarantee and CKC Reg’d. Ready Jan 23. (705)778-2277.

Wanted- Kuhn model FC300 disk bine. Need complete cutter bar. 705-295-6258.



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Antiques Wanted. Jewellery, wrist watches, pocket watches, sterling silver, china, wooden decoys, fishing lures, war medals, Canadian coins, antique furniture, paintings, books. (905)885-0190, Toll-free, (877)329-9901.


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Rent the AquaMaster high efficiency water softener. Uses 80% less water and 75% less salt. Only available at Water Source 613-968-6256.


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Stove Pellets, 40 lbs bags, $4.75 per bag plus HST. Low Ash/moisture, high BTU. or 613-847-5457

We have the key to unlock locked-in pension funds. Free consultation. To relieve financial stress, call 613-779-8008.

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For Sale: 2 Mini Buses • 2000 Ford CTV mini buses - 20 passenger • well maintained, still in service • 204,000 klms mini bus asking - $10,000 • 332,000 klms mini bus asking - $8,500 2007 Chev Extended Van - 9 passenger • low klms - 109,000 • just like new, well maintained, a must see! • 4 new tires, safety • great for large family or business use • asking - $10,000

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Good selection of purebred Charolais bulls, 1 and 2 year olds. 613-275-2930.


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At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, on Saturday, January 12, 2013. Steve Kazmirczuk, of R.R. #5, Madoc, in his 89th year. Husband of the late Inge (Ruh) Kazmirczuk. Father of Robert “Bob” Walther. Father-in-law of Nama Walther. Grandfather of Sundhya Walther. Brother of Vladia, Ukraine. A private family service was held at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, on Tuesday, January 15. Spring Interment White Lake Cemetery. CL416790


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




Client pays cash for small business or manufacturing. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

FOR SALE Mixed hardwood $250/cord. Free Delivery within 20 km. Call 613-478-2843.

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Warkworth, 1 bedroom apt. in clean quiet building, Main St. Available Feb. 1. Suitable for 1 person. No pets. $550/mth. plus hydro. First/last required; Bachelor apt. available immediately. $475/mth. plus hydro. 905-259-0631, 905-623-9482.

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requires a Civil Engineering Technical Assistant (Temporary) to assist the Public Works Department with the completion of a Comprehensive Asset Management Plan. This 4-6 month assignment will entail compiling information from all areas of the Township with a goal of completing a Provincially Mandated Comprehensive Asset Management Plan. A 3 year Civil Engineering Technologist Diploma is required along with excellent skills in Excel, Word, GPS/GIS and technical math. Experience in the areas of road, bridge, culvert (etc.) inspection is an asset. Applicant must have access to a reliable vehicle, with reimbursement for mileage. Interested parties should forward their resume and references, in a sealed envelope clearly marked Public Works Technical Assistant, to the undersigned no later than Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 2 p.m. Note: Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Charles Croll, C.E.T. Public Works Manager Box 40, Stirling, Ontario K0K 3E0 (may be dropped off at 14 Demorest Road) or email to: with the subject line Public Works Technical Assistant

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Havelock- Quiet, convenient location. 2 units available. Spacious 1 bdrm on ground level, $690/mth. Bright second storey 2 bdrm, $700 + H&H. Includes parking laundry available. Call Ken 705-778-5442.

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Trenton room for rent, $120/week. Cable and utilities included. Suitable for working person only. First and last weeks. Sidney St. (613)965-5731.

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TRENTON WEST SidE 2 bedroom apartment with hardwood floors in living room. Fridge, stove & heat included, laundry facilities in building. $775/mth + hydro.

Cozy newly renovated one bedroom apartment with two entrances, private backyard, deck, bedroom, eat-in kitchen, bathroom with tub, parking, new thermoglass windows, parking. In Marmora-Deloro. $550 everything inclusive. Call Cathy (647)269-8430 or Steven (647)208-1467.

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2 bdrm apt in Belleville 4 plex. Close to bus route and laundry. Fridge and stove supplied. $840/mth utilities included. References and first/last months rent required. No pets. No smoking. call Brian for viewing times at 613-848-4850.

COZY 1 1/2 storey home, walking distance to downtown Madoc, 2 beds, 2 baths, oak kitchen and garage, all appliances. Call 613-473-2913. Suitable for seniors or young professionals. Totally redecorated.

Rednersville Rd., half between Carrying Place and Rossmore. Small 2 bedroom home. $850/mth. plus utilities. 613-848-3320.

This year newly renovated large one bedroom apartment with 2 entrances, living room, bedroom, kitchen, brand new bathroom, parking. Private deck in progress. MarmoraDeloro. $650. Everything inclusive. Seniors or working couple preferred. Cathy (647)269-8430 or Steven (647)208-1467.


1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments, in quiet, spacious senior residential building at Downtown Trenton (across Metro). All inclusive: 1 bedroom $775/month, 2 bedroom $885/month. Senior discount, non-smoking, no pets. Call 613-922-5528.

Colonial Inn Madoc for rent daily, weekly, monthly. (613)473-2221.

Marmora- 2 bedroom apartment. Quiet, modern, building. Laundry, fridge, stove, dishwasher. Great location. Mail delivery. Balcony. Parking. No smoking, no pets. $720/month. (613)472-2667.

Need a home? Call the Hastings Housing Resource Centre. Services offered in Belleville, Quinte West, North and Centre Hastings. (613)969-1748.


Warkworth Main Street, 530 sq. ft., storefront retail office space, available August in fabulous potter block building. $550/month negotiable with lease, plus gas and hydro. Call Kerri 705-924-3341 after 6 p.m.

Campbellford 2+1 bedroom, 2 bath house. $1150 plus hydro. Available March 1st. 1st and last, no pets. (705)653-2101

Marmora- 1 bedroom apartment, Forsyth St. renovated ($595+/mth), upper level, parking, skylight, fireplace, bay windows. No pets, 1st/last, ref’s req’d. Alan 416-229-0553.


Norwood, self-storage units now available. Various sizes. For more information, call (705)639-2258.

3 bedroom home. West side downtown Campbellford. $950/mth. heat and electricity extra. 705-653-1705.


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


County Water Treatment- Softeners, U.V. Lights, R.O. systems, chemical free iron and sulphur filters. Sales, installation, service and repair. Steven Menna. (613)967-7143.

Office and Window Cleaning. We are a small family business that takes pride in giving our customers a worry free service. We are fully insured and have 9 years experience. Call Brian at Jesan Property Managerment Ltd. for a free quote 613-848-4850.

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

Paul’s Home Cleaning, 11 years experience, reasonable rates, senior’s discount. Norwood and surrounding area. 705-639-1522, cell 705-313-0926.

HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877-793-3222

Steve Collins, InsulationBlown cellulose, attics, walls, floors. Save money -live comfortably. Warm in winter, cool in summer. Quality work since 1974. Free estimates. Call (613)847-6791.

House Cleaning Services in Madoc area.. From $15.00/hr. Call 613-473-0488 for details, references and other information.

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Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Household furnishings, antiques, collectables, plus large consignment of new articles from Ron the Liquidator. Everything from tools to household cleaners, diabetic socks, other socks and countless other articles. This is a large assortment of articles to be sold with no reserves, something for everyone. Antiques include road oak pedestal table, matching sideboard, antique 6 chairs all with Jacobean twist nice set, needs refinishing. Solid walnut 9 pc. dining rm suite, Victorian oval table, excell burled walnut parlour table, burled walnut armoire, small tables, pine desk, white fridge & stove and small chest freezer, dishwasher, modern love seat, occasional chairs, sofa & wing chair, plus large quantity small articles. Power hand tools, pressure washer, tents, camping articles, dishes, china, glass, knick knacks, figurines etc. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. Gary E. Warners Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS.

BrigHton estate auCtions Large antique & CoLLeCtor’s auCtion sunday, January 20 - Preview 9:30 a.m. auction 11:00 a.m.

Auction to include: Large Amount of Smalls, Crystal, Jewellery, Royal Doulton Figures, Oriental Items, Books & Furniture. Large Collection of Oil Paintings, Prints & Watercolours.

Watch Web site for updates. Large indoor Yard sale: sunday @ 9:30 a.m. David Simmons: Auctioneer & Appraiser

Looking for quality estates or single items for upcoming auctions 101 Applewood Drive, Brighton, Ont. K0K 1H0 Phone 1-613-475-6223

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The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte serving as the gateway to the world famous Trent Severn Waterway. Quinte West, formed through the amalgamation of the former municipalities of Trenton, Sidney, Murray and Frankford, offers its residents and visitors a unique and dynamic mix of rural and urban lifestyles. With a population of approx. 43,000, the City of Quinte West is just 90 minutes east of Toronto on Highway 401. This Request for Proposal involves the supply and delivery of one (1) new 2012/2013 or demo diesel powered five ton tandem truck equipped with a dump body and hoist, plow harness and wing harness, sander, hydraulic wing, and one way plow, in sufficient detail to secure bids of comparable equipment Detailed proposal packages are available for pick up at the 2nd floor reception area, Quinte West Municipal offices, 7 Creswell Dr., Trenton. Packages may also be downloaded from the City website at Submissions properly endorsed and sealed in an envelope with the return label displayed will be received at the 2nd floor reception area on or before Monday, January 28, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time. Local time is in accordance with the electronic punch clock (used for receiving bid documents) located in the 2nd floor main reception area of the municipal office which will be deemed conclusive. Late submissions will not be considered. The City Reserves the Right to Accept or Reject any Proposal Questions: email to EMC B Section - Thursday, January 17, 2013


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

Large selection of specialty antiques, collectibles, furniture & home décor. Visit for pictures and full listings or phone David Reid 613-283-1020 or 613-284-5292 for info or to consign items

Cars, Careers, Romance, Real Estate, Merchandise & More...

Specifications and required forms are available from the Public Works and Development office at 67 Sharp Road, Brighton. Questions must be received in writing, and be directed to Catherine Chisholm, Environmental Services Manager, via e-mail at

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




The Corporation of the Municipality of Brighton invites qualified and experienced contractors to submit a quote for the supply of all material, labour and equipment for the removal and disposal of biosolids at the Brighton Water Pollution Control Plant in Brighton, Ontario.



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



Pure Ingenuity Inc. Equipment Design and Fabrication Group, Kingston, requires full time sheet metal fabricator. Duties to include reading drawings, layout of material and working with a variety of metalworking equipment in a CWB/TSSA certified shop. Interested applicants may submit their resume to:

Construction services- Residential/Commercial remodels, interior/exterior renovations, new construction, professional flooring and tile installation. Website: Phone: Matthew 613-4380974.



Physiotherapist- Exciting opportunity to participate in Proof of Concept project treating post-surgical hip and knees in collaboration with SECCAC. Contact Joan Simms, Bayshore Therapy and Rehabilitation for further information. 1-800-668-9490 x656

ATTN: LOCAL people needed to work from home online. Full Training Provided $500-$4,500. PT/FT 1-888-742-6158


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

New to the area, PSW looking to work with the elderly. Private home care. Many years of experience with all types of disabilities. Call Patricia 613-475-2237.


TRAVEL WORK OPPORTUNITIES Plus travel, hotel jobs in England. Childcare positions in United States, China, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Holland plus more. Teach in South Korea. Accommodations and Salary provide. Various benefits. Apply 902-422-1455 email


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BELLEVILLE The Canadian Hearing Society offers Walk In Wednesdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4pm. Speak to a Hearing Care Counsellor. No appointment necessary. Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas St. E Belleville Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets Wednesday, 7 p.m. in Hillcrest Community Centre, 69 Centre St, Belleville No dues or fees. For info: Susan at 613-4710228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or visit Meals on Wheels: Every day except Tuesday, a hot meal delivered to your door around noon, for further information call 613969-0130 Shout Sister Choir is looking for new members. Practices are Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge Street East, Belleville. January 17 - The Drawing Room offers non-instructional studio sessions to encourage drawing and painting of draped model figure. 6-7:30 p.m., third floor meeting room, Belleville Public Library. For info: 613-968-6731 x2240 or Quinte Region Crokinole Club, every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Avaya building at 250 Sidney St., Belleville, south entrance. Cost is $4.00. . For info: Dave Brown at 613-967-7720 or Louis Gauthier at 613-849-0690 Needed: volunteer drivers on Thursdays from 12:15pm-3:45pm to provide transportation to seniors attending our Activity Group in Belleville. To register please contact Erin at: (613) 969-0130. Emmaus Cancer Support Group, Monday, January 21, 7:00 p.m. at Hastings Park Bible Church, 36 Harder Dr., Belleville. Our group is open to anyone coping with cancer, their family members and/or caregivers. For info: Sandy at 613-922-5804 or Judy at 613-962-9628 The Ontario Early Years Centre at Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms at 301 MacDonald Ave.,

Belleville. Open 6 days a week. For information: or telephone 613-966-9427. The Schizophrenia Support Services support meetings. Every second Wednesday of the month, 7- 8:30pm. Canadian Mental Health Association Offices, 199 Front St., Belleville. For info call, Sara MacDonald (613)888-5322. Belleville Garden Club monthly meeting on January 22, 7-9pm at Moira Secondary School, 275 Farley Ave, Belleville. Contact 613-966-7455. Refreshments served, please bring your own mug. Seniors 5-pin Bowling, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Come and meet new friends for fun and fellowship. Belleville Pro Bowl, Bayview Mall. Call Ken 613-962-3429 Nutritious, frozen meals distributed every Friday, 2-4 p.m., Bridge Street Church, Belleville. There is no cost and no pre-ordering is required. To register, show ID on your first visit for each participating family member. The CN Pensioners’ Association, Belleville and District dinner meeting Thursday January 24, Travelodge Hotel, Belleville, at 12 Noon. All CN pensioners, their spouses, widows and new members are welcome. To come, contact 613395­-3250 by Jan. 20.

BRIGHTON Saturday, January 19, 9:00 am-noon, Live Your Life ~ One Choice at a Time. Trinity St. Andrews United Church, 58 Prince Edward St., Brighton. Tickets $10.00 each available at the church office, Members of the Fundraising Team or at the door. Time-Out Tea Time Ladies’ Fellowship meeting Monday, January 21, 10 a.m. Therapeutic Touch Observe or participate in a session of well-being. Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Brighton. For info, call Jean 613-439-8869. Brighton Legion Branch 100 Sat Jan 19, Robbie Burns dinner 7-8. Entertainment McGreevy and Hardmond, Scotish Dancing etc. $25.00 each or 2 for $45.00. Tickets at the legion

CAMPBELLFORD Friday Jan 25, 6PM Roast Beef Dinner, Oddfellows Hall, 240 Victoria St., Campbellford. Adults $12.50, Children under 8 $6.00. Wheel chair Accesible. For tickets 705-653-3600 or 705-653-0072 Reg Euchre Tournament Sat. Jan 19, 1 p.m. Lunch available at 12 p.m. Campbellforfd Seniors, 55 Grand Rd (across from Service Ont Centre). Everyone welcome. Northumberland Cares for Children provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s development, speech and behaviour on Tuesdays, January 22 and January 29, 12:30–1:30 pm at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, 35 Centre St, Campbellford. All families welcome. For info: Cheryl McMurray, 1-866-218-1427. cheryl@

Blood Pressure Clinic, Jan. 18 2013 at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 1-4pm, Room 249 2nd Floor. All Welcome.


Wednesdays at Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St, 10–11 am. For info: Cheryl McMurray, 1-866-2181427.


Codrington Library open Tuesday, 2-5 pm; Thursday 9:3011:30 am; Friday 5-8 pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm.

COLBORNE Colborne Library Storytime program, Thursdays at 11:00am. Open to children 2 to 5 years of age. To register for this free program: 905 357-3722 or drop by. Open: Mon. 3-8, Tues. & Thurs. 11-8, Fri. & Sat. 11-4. Northumberland Cares for Children provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s development, speech and behaviour,

Eldorado Crokinole Party Friday, January 18, 8 P. M., Madoc Township Recreation Centre, Hwy #62 at Eldorado. Everyone is welcome. Please bring lunch. Contact number - 613-473-2166.

FOXBORO Diner’s Club: Every 4th Wednesday from 12-2:00pm, Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Rd. Corbyville. For further information call 613-969-0130

FRANKFORD Prenatal And Fertility Yoga starts Monday January 21. Gentle

Hatha Yoga starts Tuesday January 22. Stockdale United Church. To register contact Sarah. 613398-6407 Sunday Worship Service and Sunday School, Frankford United Church 10:30 am. All are Welcome! Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 60 North Trent Street, Frankford. Soup’s On Luncheon, Thursday, January 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $7.00 B.I.G. Q Boomers Interest Group of Quinte. Come out for a night of information and socializing with guest speakers and refreshments. “Mini Antique Roadshow” with Jim Hoy, County Antique Pickers. Wednesday, January 23, 7-9pm. $5 per person at the back door. Stockdale United Church Continued on page B14

St. John’s United Church Indoor Walking Program, Tuesday & Friday 10-11am, until mid April, 50 Bridge St. W., Campbellford. Free admission. Please bring clean shoes. For info 705-653-2283 Taoist Tai Chi Beginner and continuing classes available throughout the week at the Community Resource Centre, 65 Bridge St. Campbellford. Join anytime. Call 705 696 1782 for more details. People Advocating Cannabis Education Cannabis Educational Series presents Hempsters: Plant the Seed, a film that follows exploits of activists for (and against) the legalization of the hemp in America. Friday January 18, 7pm Green Tree Eco Hydroponics, Roseneath. Sunday January 20, 1pm, The Grindhouse Cafe, Campbellford. Open discussion and live video Skype interview follow.




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Northumberland Cares for Children presents: S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting). This 6 week parenting course is for parents of children of all ages. Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, beginning January 22, St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, 35 Centre St, Campbellford. Please call to register: Cheryl McMurray, 1-866-218-1427. cheryl@






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FARM LABOURER & MANAGER. Full-time position, modern mixed farm, near Calgary, Alberta. Housing supplied, excellent wages. Valid drivers licence, & cow/calf experience required. Assets include mechanics, grain, welding, custom hay & seeding. Fax resume 403-335-0086. Phone 403-335-3694.

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$$$ 1st, 2nd, 3rd MORTGAGES Debt Consolidation, Refinancing, R e n o v a t i o n s , Ta x A r r e a r s , n o CMHC fees. $50K you pay $208.33/month (OAC). No income, bad credit, power of sale stopped!! BETTER OPTION M O R T G A G E S , C A L L T O D AY To l l - F r e e 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 8 2 - 1 1 6 9 , (LIC# 10969).

AUTOMOTIVE Vehicle buyers are ONLY protected by OMVIC and Ontario consumer protection laws when they buy from registered dealers. There’s no protection if you buy privately and you risk becoming victim of a curbsider. To verify dealer registration or seek help with a complaint: or 1-800-943-6002.

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NEED A CHANGE? Looking for work? in the Provost region, workers of all kinds are needed now! Visit our website today for more information. JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25. - $31./hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; Email

HEALTH GET 50% OFF - Join Herbal Magic this week and get 50% Off. Lose weight quickly, safely and keep it off, proven results! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-8545176.

SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

HELP WANTED Heavy Const Company requires journeyman mechanics to start asap, must be familiar with all heavy equipment Caterpiller, Komatsu, John Deere, etc. competitive wage and superior benefit package. Required to work in shop in rural Winnipeg, MB and on job sites. email fax 204-224-9212.

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


ADVERTISING LOOKING FOR NEW BUSINESS and added revenue? Promote your company in Community Newspapers across Ontario right here in these Network Classified Ads or in business card-sized ads in hundreds of wellread newspapers. Let us show you how. Ask about our referral program. Ontario Community Newspapers Association. Contact Carol at 905639-5718 or Toll-Free 1-800-387-7982 ext. 229.

WANTED WA N T E D : O L D T U B E A U D I O EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond organs. Any condition, no floor model consoles. Call Toll-Free 1-800-9470393 / 519-853-2157.

AS SEEN ON TV - 1st, 2nd, Home Equity Loans, Bad Credit, Self-Employed, Bankrupt, Foreclosure, Power of Sale or need to Re-Finance? Let us f i g h t f o r y o u b e c a u s e “ We ’ r e in your corner!” CALL The Refinancing Specialists NOW Toll-Free 1-877-733-4424 (24 Hours) or click (Lic#12126). $$$ BELOW THE BANK RATES! 1st, 2nd & Construction Mortgages, Lines of Credit, Debt Consolidation. 95-100% Financing. ALL CREDIT TYPES WELCOME! No Income Verification Plans. Want to Refinance or Consolidate? Borrow $30k, pay $166.66/month (OAC). Contact Jim Potter, Homeguard Funding Ltd. (LIC # 10409) @ Email: info@quality, Website: or CALL Toll-Free 1-866-403-6639

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GRAFTON Sunday, Janaury 20, 1-5 pm. Open Mic Jamboree, Stoney and the Sundance Band. Bar privileges and lunch. Grafton Legion, Hwy 2.

HAVELOCK Havelock Legion Meat draws, every Sat. 3 pm. Sunday Crib Tornaments every Sunday at 1 pm $10 per team. Everyone welcome.

Traditional Country Music Jam Sessions at the Havelock Ol’ Town Hall, Havelock every Wednesday.. Doors open at 12:00, Music at 1:00. Bring your instruments, your voice and your smiles to join the circle. Musicians and visitors welcomed and encouraged.

MADOC Royal Canadian Legion Br 363 Madoc has mixed darts ev-

ery Thursday night 7.30. Everyone invited Madoc Line Dancing: Every Thursdays at 10:30AM. Lunch is served the 4th Thurs of the month. St John’s Anglican Church Hall, 115 Durham St N. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. BADMINTON every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m. at Centre Hastings Secondary School.

Contact Terry at 613-473-5662 for info.

MARMORA Fridays, 1:30 p.m., Marmora Seniors’ Euchre Parties, William Shannon Room. Marmora Social: Thursday, Jan 24. 43 Mathew Place. Seating at 11:30AM. Lunch at 12:00 noon. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Please contact 1-800-554-1564 to pre-register if not a member of the Marmora Social program.

NORWOOD Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meetings, Tuesdays at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Norwood. Weigh-in from 5:45. Meeting at 7 pm. For info: Evelyn at 705-6395562 or Elaine at 705-639-5710.


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for new members who want to make a difference in their Community. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Wed of each month, Sept to July. For more info: Membership Chairman Darlene Hiltz 613-969-9502 or Karoke every third Friday in the Lounge from 8-12 midnight, Legion Branch 110, Quinte St. Trenton. The Trenton & District Old Tyme Fiddlers party, Sunday, Jan 20, upstairs, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 110, 20 Quinte St., Trenton . 1 to 5 PM. Dancing – Open Mic. Everyone welcome.

TWEED Tweed Legion: Mixed darts every Friday night, 7:30 p.m. Mixed pool Wednesday nights (except 3rd Wed. of the month), 7:00 sharp. Everyone welcome. Knights of Columbus- Breakfast-January 27. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, toast, potatoes, pancakes, baked beans, cereal, juice, tea, and coffee. 12yrs and over $7.50, 6 to11 yrs $5.00, 5 and under free. Everyone welcome Bid Euchre every Tuesday night 7 p.m., Actinolite Recreation Hall Tweed Library: Tuesday, January 22, 12-3: p.m. Bridge Club. Beginners welcome. Wednesday, January 23, resume clinic, 1-4 p.m., by appointment only. Reserve your appointment with Laura at 613-966-0205. Tweed Diners: Wednesday, Jan 23. St Edmund’s Hall- Stoco, Hungerford Rd. Lunch at 12 pm. Please bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities Bid Euchre Tournament 3rd

Sunday of the month at Actinolite Recreation Hall 1 p.m. Lunch available.

TYENDINAGA Foot Care: 4TH Thursday of each month, Starts @ 9am, Deseronto Lions Hall 300 Main St. Deseronto call 613-396-6591 for further details Shannonville Agricultural Society AnnuaGenerall Meeting on Jan 22, 7:30. Election for Executive and Directors will be held,. followed by regular meeting. Those attending must be in good standing. Saturday, January 19, Orange Hall, Tyendinaga, 8 pm-midnight Stoney and the Sundance Band with special guest Sid Prescott on fiddle and steel. Lunch and bar. Community Care Closet thrift shop, 393 Main St. Deseronto, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00

WARKWORTH Warkworth Legion: Friday Jan. 18 Karaoke with John Coburn 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Saturday Jan. 19 Euchre tournament. Register 12-1 Play at 1 sharp. Wednesday Jan. 23 Bid Euchre at 1:30. Thursday Jan. 24 Fun Dart league at 7:30 Percy Agricultural Society’s AGM, Tuesday, February, 5, 7 p.m. upstairs in the Farm Supply building, 9 Mill Street. Interested in seeing what we do, or contributing to the Warkworth Fall Fair? Please come out! For info: Stephanie Cudmore (905) 344-1092

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Hondurans as seen through the lens



PRICED TO MOVE! Beverly Roy, a fan of the work by photographer Gary Mulcahey listens intently while he talks about the portraits of the people in Honduras which he captured with his camera during a trip with a medical brigade organized by the Friends of Honduran Children. His two-day show was well attended and his photographs are now available in an e-book or full print version. Photo: Sue Dickens By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Warkworth Comayagua. It’s not only the name of a city in Honduras it is a book, an e-book and/or print book, filled with black and white photographs taken by local photographer Gary Mulcahey while with a medical brigade in the Comayagua Mountains of Honduras. Comayagua is located about 100 kilometres (60 miles) away from Tegucigalpa, the capital of this Central American nation. Capturing the essence of the people through the lens of his camera, Mulcahey got up close and personal while volunteering for a medical mission where he was given the task of outfitting Hondurans with eyeglasses. “The Lioness Club of Campbellford gave us a hockey bag full of prescription glasses,” said Mulcahey at his recent one-man show where more than two dozen black and white photos, and one colour image, were put on display in the village for two days. “Every day I would set up a table and fit everyone with eyeglasses. It was pretty rewarding. That’s how I got to photograph these portraits,” he said pointing to the framed faces on the wall

nearby. “Even though their standard of living is awful, they are very impoverished, they are a beautiful people, marvelous people, always laughing,” he told EMC. Mulcahey is an artist who has always made a living with his photography but this trip was a new kind of experience for him. “It was different for me because I don’t get to do any photo journalism,” he said. “I’ve always been a studio photographer. It was nice to be out in the field.” He took more than 1,200 photos while with the medical brigade organized by Friends of Honduran Children. This non-profit grassroots group, founded in 1979 by Dr. Jim McCallum, an oral surgeon in Peterborough, sends three brigades a year, each one consisting of 16-18 medical professionals from Peterborough and area. Mulcahey was in the company of professionals such as Dr. Joe Barbero a new doctor in Trent Hills, and Samantha Dalby, a nurse practitioner. Both work with the Trent Hills Family Health Team. For Mulcahey this was a journey he will never forget, a journey during which

he was able to capture the faces of the people affected by that country’s crisis. “We pay our own way and every nickel we get goes towards the organization,” he commented. “I think the memories aren’t of the Hondurans so much as how hard the contingency [medical professionals] worked. The doctors worked hard every day on their own dime. And the poverty … what sticks with me is how impoverished the people are,” he told EMC. Beverly Roy was among the many people who dropped by to see Mulcahey’s photo exhibition and sale. “I am so enthralled with these kids’ eyes. His photographs really take you there. Even from the very young children to the older people the eyes say so much,” she commented while viewing his portraits of the Honduran people. For those who want to download Mulcahey’s ebook or purchase the print version go to <http://store.>. To learn more about the Friends of Honduran Children go to <http://www.>.

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