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Marmora’s Justin Black had success in a number of different classes at the Moira Lake Snowmobile Drag Races held last Saturday. Photo: Terry Bush SEE STorY ON PAGE B1

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Town Hall is approaching the century mark By Judy Backus

EMC News - Marmora In a report made during the first minutes of the recent council meeting, Reeve Terry Clemens extended heartfelt congratulations and thanks to the many SnoFest volunteers who worked to put together the annual mid-winter celebration. He commented that, “Even if the dogs didn’t go,” the other events, such as Who’s Growing Locally and the Artistic Expressions were very successful. He continued his report, referring to the winter edition of Crowe Lake Matters,

the Crowe Lake Waterway Association newsletter. In it, Robert Taylor and Norma Sedgwick Taylor reported that they had attended a fishing advisory council meeting in September and were told Crowe Lake would definitely be stocked in the fall of 2013. Clemens went on to thank them for their many efforts made in relation to fishing on the Crowe. A letter from Barry Rand, who chaired the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority Long-Range Plan committee, offered clarification relating

to the proposed six per cent levy increase, saying it would be “allocated as 0.9 per cent Operating and 5.1 per cent Capital.” He went on to say

that the distinction had not been made clear in the budget documents, but would be in the future. During their last meeting, council mem-

bers voted against the levy increase, with Deputy-reeve Rita Cimprich not supporting that motion, explaining on

By Richard Turtle

pointees Tara Dier and Kim Whiteman were named to the respective positions as the first order of business immediately after a caucus session Monday evening. The five-member board is still awaiting the outcome of a scheduled April hearing for council appointee and

unseated Chair Greg Oliver, who was among members of the public in attendance at the meeting, to determine his status. Mayor Rodney Cooney and Deputy-mayor Wilfred Shier are the council representatives. The issue of downtown

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Chair, vice chair named to PSB

EMC News - Stirling Following its first meeting of the new year, the Stirling-Rawdon Police Services Board remains short a member but has officially appointed a chair and vice chair for 2013. Recent provincial ap-

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Peace poster wins at multiple levels By Judy Backus

EMC News - Marmora Last fall, 12-year-old Hannah Maynes put her impressive talents to work, creating a poster which she entered in the annual Lions Peace Poster Contest based on the theme, “Imagine Peace.” It wasn’t her first involvement in the competition which is open to those 11, 12 and 13 years of age, as last year, she did the

same, winning at both the local and district levels. This year, her work again caught the eyes of the judges, resulting in a first-place win at the local level, the same at District A3 which represents 53 clubs, and then on to the multiple district competition and its 672 clubs, which she also won. Her poster was then entered at the international level, making it as far

as the finals. Hannah, and her parents, Julie Maynes and Trevor Winn, attended a February 7 dinner meeting of the Crowe Valley Lions Club, where Hannah was presented with a

$300 cheque representing her District A3 win. She is invited to attend a June 1 meeting in Toronto where she will receive a $1,000 award from the multiple districts. When asked about her


EMC News - Marmora and Lake - Marmora’s 35th SnoFest has come and gone, and what a successful event it was! As part of the opening ceremonies we had the pleasure of hearing from Mr. John McConnell, who had been part of the founding group of volunteers some 30 plus years earlier. One of many

memorable comments John made was his estimate that it has taken the equivalent of 70 years of volunteer time to produce the last 35 years of Marmora SnoFest weekends! What can one say to that kind of community support and dedication other than thank-you, thankyou, thank-you! What an

EMC News - Marmora The Ministry of Environment (MOE) issued charges against the Municipality of Marmora and Lake on February 1, 2013, under the Ontario Water Resources Act. The ministry alleges that the municipality permitted surface water that had come into contact with landfill

waste to be discharged to the natural environment from its landfill. The allegations have not been proven in court and the municipality has retained legal counsel to assist in defending against the charges. As this legal matter is now before the courts no further comments will be issued at this time.

The Gateway Community Health Centre is seeking individuals who would like to serve on our Board of Directors commencing in June 2013. Interested candidates must live or work within the Municipality of Tweed, the Hamlet of Roslin and those portions of the Municipality of Centre Hastings previously known as Huntingdon Township (lying East of Highway #62 and South of the village and Township of Madoc) and be or willing to be a Member of the Corporation of Gateway. We are seeking individuals who: • Can volunteer up to 8 hours per month by attending one Board meeting per month and participate on a Board Committee • Support our Mission, Vision, Values and the CHC Model of Care If you have expertise and/or experience in the areas of: • Financial Management; • Rural health and well-being as it relates to: Poverty, Mental Health, Food Security, and Advocacy;



• Health Planning related to government policy, legislation etc; and/or • Any personal experiences related to the above that would further the Centre’s Mission.

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for the opportunity to be able to participate in the contest and am very happy with my results. I look forward to entering again this year.” The theme for the 2013 contest is “Our World; Our Future.”

Update on Marmora Sled Dog Races

Marmora and Lake and MOE Investigation During a February 7 dinner held at Deloro Hall, Hannah Maynes, winner at multiple levels of a recent Lions Peace Poster contest, was pictured with Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club member Bonnie Danes who organized the local Peace Poster Contest, and Elaine Laliberte, Chair of the District A3 contest. Photo: Judy Backus

detailed and very beautiful poster, Hannah said, “I imagine peace as a light, slowly spreading throughout the world.” She went on to comment on the competition, saying, “I am very thankful



incredible community accomplishment. The success of this year’s event has allowed the SnoFest Board of Directors to overcome its collective disappointment with our weather related postponement, and now, after further consideration, the cancellation of the sled dog races for 2013. Our initial challenge was in our failure to recognize change. The weather, interests, community demographics, and the economy are all things that are continually changing. The board of directors will consider each of these variables as

we focus our energies on improving and expanding the programming for the 36th year of SnoFest. The SnoFest Board of Directors, would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, municipality, and visitors for their continuous support. We will work diligently throughout the year to ensure next year’s event is even better. Congratulations to the winner of our button draw. Button #294 is the winning number, and was sold at Cook’s Barber Shop in downtown Marmora & Lake. Contact Zaid Mohammed to claim your prize.

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February 5 that she had realized the operating increase was less than one per cent. The 100th anniversary of the Town Hall is approaching, and council members supported a $1,500 budget request from Typhany Choinard, the Economic Development/Tourism Manager/ Deputy CAO. The funds will be used for celebrations to mark the occasion, and will include an open house on August 3, a display, a slide show featuring the history of the handsome building, a video with area seniors commenting on their favourite memories of the Town Hall, a newsletter, music and refreshments. As well, the hall will be decorated with pictures created by local school children depicting “what they think Marmora looked like 100 years ago and what their future Marmora looks like.” A time capsule for the next 25 years is also part of the plan, with community members being asked to bring items that “capture Marmora and Lake both today and historically.” Information received from the Ministry of Infrastructure, noting that the Ministry of Transportation’s Connecting Link Program, a subsidy system which relates to portions of provincial highways within built-up communities, has been dis-

continued. Under a new program, known as MIII funding (Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative) applications must be made for funding relating to “critical road bridge water and wastewater projects including connecting links.” Reeve Clemens noted of what he referred to as another download, that Marmora and Lake had been fortunate in that a lot of work, amounting to “millions of dollars” had been done on the connecting link. Although May might be a few months away, members of the #7 Classic Cruisers are looking ahead to another season of cruise nights. Council approved their request, and Forsyth Street will be closed to traffic every Thursday night between 5:30 to dusk from May 2 until September 26. One piece of new business related to the safety of the balcony located in the Town Hall. Deputy-reeve Cimprich asked that a staff report be prepared to determine what would have to be done to in order to make it safe for use. It was pointed out by CAO Ron Chittick that it could be expensive as the railing was not safe, and there were fire safety issues relating to access and egress. A staff report will be prepared for a future meeting.



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staff members unveiled the sleek, black four-door sedan loaded with options and accessories in their showroom last Thursday night, Blair was there along with husband Jeff and about a dozen family members to share the moment. The car

has a sticker price of about $53,000. But on the phone, it didn’t seem quite so spectacular at first. “They said, ‘You’ve won a Chrysler 300 Mopar,’ and I didn’t know what it was,” Blair said with a laugh. Af-

ter a brief silence, she remembers, came the qualifier. “They said, ‘It’s a car.’” McKeown owners Grace and Bill McKeown hosted a wine and cheese celebration for the monumental occasion that comes only a few years after the dealership’s

own 75th anniversary. “We think it’s just great,” says McKeown’s Lianne Radocsay of the rare privi-

“We think it’s just great.” lege of presenting the grand prize in a national contest to a very familiar face. During a recent servic-

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Silent Auction Doors open at 8:00pm Tickets $15.00 per person Regular McKeown’s customer Natasha Blair jingles the keys to her brand new 2012 Chrysler 300 Mopar. Blair won the nationwide contest by entering an online draw after servicing her other car at McKeown Motor Sales in Spring Brook.


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Chair and vice chair for PSB appointed serving as a provincial appointee. “I am here to serve the community as best I can,” she told him before moving on to his next question. Way then inquired about the status of three officers currently injured or off sick. While she agreed, “there is a concern,” Dier said much of the related information is privileged. Way also had questions


about the department’s procurement policy and tendering as well as the process used to determine what correspondence appears on the board’s agenda and who has access prior to meetings. While the municipality’s procurement policy was explained, only limited responses were offered to matters not already on the agenda.

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. Description of Lands: Roll No. 1236000015154700000 PT LT 29, Concession 10, RP21R13367 PT 1, Township of Madoc, County of Hastings (PIN #40216-0082(LT)) Minimum Tender Amount: $3,480.85 Roll No. 1236000020202000000 PT LT 21, Concession 5, RP21R11185 PT 5, Township of Madoc, County of Hastings (PIN #40210-0102(LT)) Minimum Tender Amount: $8,371.91

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Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount.

No Overnight Parking No parking on any streets or highways in the Township of StirlingRawdon in such a manner that interferes with the clearing of snow between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. from the 15th day of November to the 31st day of March.

Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers.

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This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, the relevant land transfer tax, and Harmonized Sales Tax, if applicable.

2013 Dog Tags must be obtained at the Municipal Office. The cost is $15.00 per dog. After April 30th a late payment fee of $10.00 per dog will apply.

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Following that discussion, some board members were surprised to learn that the newest addition to the department fleet delivered in December is a slate gray Ford Explorer rather than a black and white. Cooney says he was under the impression that, following discussions with the board in previous meetings, it was decided visibility was an issue and a black and white configuration was preferred. Foley says in the interests of costs and to maintain a fleet of similar vehicles, the Explorer was ordered with the intention of marking it in the same manner as the existing Tahoe. The Explorer replaces the department’s white 2006 Charger. The board also received the latest correspondence and reviewed recent statistics including the yearly numbers for 2012. And continuing its practice of an open question period, members also provided a forum for residents with concerns. Chair Dier, however, was quick to remind the gallery that several matters were off limits. Local resident Joe Way hit on several, first asking Dier whose interests she was


parking topped the agenda with Police Chief Brian Foley presenting a requested report to the board, saying it appears to be a non-issue. Board member Shier had requested the study after fielding complaints on the matter. “We haven’t had many complaints to the police [about parking],” Foley says, adding it is at present both difficult and time consuming to enforce parking bylaws. But to eliminate what he suggested later in the meeting amounted to about ten calls per year, he says some sort of metering is required. To enforce time limited parking bylaws now, officers have to chalk tires and return later to confirm the vehicles haven’t moved, Foley says. Instead, he suggested, parking meters on the West Front and Mill Streets would offer visual confirmation of parking infractions which could be dealt with appropriately. Shier, dissatisfied with the report or the suggestion of installing meters, asked that the chief talk with the BIA in an effort to find a solution to the problem. Foley agreed to do so, but reiterated that complaints to police were infrequent.

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Ag Society planning auto motivated events By Richard Turtle

EMC News - Stirling - Despite some rumours of its demise, the annual automotive flea market will be back at the Stirling Fairgrounds on the first weekend in May. In fact, says Stirling Agricultural Society President Jason Detlor, the Annual Flea Market “will be bigger and better than ever.” Formerly operated in Stirling as the Antique Automotive Flea Market by the Antique Automobile Club of America, organizers pulled up stakes last year, announcing a move to the Lindsay Fairgrounds. But many of the vendors

were opposed to the move and vowed to return to Stirling if the Agricultural Society was to continue to support it, he says. And the Stirling Agricultural Society’s Annual Flea Market was born. Scheduled for May 4 and 5, Detlor says this year’s event is expected to be a huge success and organizers have expanded the vendor area where more than 500 sites have already been claimed. Stirling has seen thousands of visitors arrive for the car parts and automotive memorabilia laid out at the fairgrounds every May, and in growing numbers.

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The Stirling Agricultural Society is preparing for its first Annual Flea Market on May 4 and 5 after previous event organizers moved their annual automotive flea market from the fairgrounds in Stirling to those in Lindsay on the same weekend. Detlor says this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

machines, the Agricultural Society is preparing for another, more destructive,

automotive event. Later this month about 40 cars are expected to collide

in several planned heats at the inaugural Snow Derby, leaving plenty of parts behind. A wintertime first for the society, Detlor says the success of the demolition derbies during past Stirling Fairs is hoped to translate into a slightly chillier thrill before winter is over. And there will be hot chili available during the event as well, he says. Snow, he says, would certainly prove an interesting challenge, “but if we don’t have snow, we’ll do it anyway.” The Snow Derby is scheduled for February 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Further information and registration details are available by calling Jason Detlor at 613921-2402.

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And 2013 is expected to be no different, Detlor says. With vendors throughout the fairgrounds and indoors at the recreation centre, organizers are calling it the largest flea market east of Toronto and are planning for two full days of “antique cars, parts and Automobilia.” Doors open at 9 a.m. and the market closes at 5 p.m. with free parking for visitors. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are admitted free. But before the automobile collectors and engine enthusiasts gather in Stirling again, perhaps hoping to find that one elusive part for their latest project while sharing stories of building and rebuilding

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Letters to the editor

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Dear Editor, I sympathize with Terry Bush regarding his Hydro bill. While my bill is not as big as his, it is usually larger than other tenants in the apartment complex where I live who have the same appliances as I do. I’m sorry to ruin another day for you, Mr. Bush, but I wonder if you realize you are paying the old GST on that debt reduction charge. Some years ago I was actually able to speak to a person at Hydro One instead of a machine and asked why I had to pay GST when I hadn’t been supplied with any goods or service in with that debt reduction charge. I was told Hydro One didn’t understand that either so they were having discussions with the federal government

to have the GST removed. As far as I can tell, it is still there. I also asked if my grandchildren would be paying for this debt when they were seniors. I was told the charge was well on its way to being paid. This was long before the HST was brought in and there is no sign of the debt being paid. I have heard unsubstantiated rumours that Hydro One is Ontario Hydro reborn and has many of the same incompetents running it and they are busy building a new debt. Why are these people not accountable to the taxpayers? Unfortunately, today’s world is being run by greedy, incompetent overpaid people. Top bankers are paid obscene amounts of money without producing anything, while the tellers get paid minimum rate

or just above it; the public are gouged and the shareholders don’t get the returns on their investment that they deserve. The same is true for oil executives. It’s hard to imagine any company absorbing the huge fine levied after the Gulf oil spill, yet that oil company didn’t appear to miss a beat. First Nations chiefs live in luxury, getting paid more than the prime minister, while their band members live in squalor. These people are nothing more than mayors of very small communities, so why aren’t they paid the same as mayors? Why are they not accountable? We see sports “stars” being paid mega bucks thanks to the efforts of parasitic agents, while the fan earning a minimum wage gets hit at the gate to

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couldn’t find enough talented civil servants to administer the Health Ministry from within their ranks, so had to hire more people with all the necessary backup staff. Let’s hope “new broom” Wynne will rectify this particular waste and cancel the LHIN program. We hear over and over again that big salaries are required to attract the right people to do the job. I haven’t

yet seen any evidence that this theory works. Maybe one day the UN will introduce a world wide law prohibiting the payment of huge salaries to anyone. Until that day, our leaders can do nothing in the face of special interest groups and professional lobbyists. Thanks for the chance to vent. Ken Chambers, Brighton

Confusion and anger over the future of Canada

Dear Editor, Phil Etter’s letter really had me confused … and angry. He starts off complimenting Alan Coxwell for his longwinded and meandering letter of the previous week about the current political climate in Canada in which he lays blame on Stephen Harper for everything from causing Native leaders to starve, to selling Canada to the Chinese, to changing our democracy into a fundamentalist theocracy, to having a hand in hastening the “End Days.” Who knew one man could single-handedly cause such mayhem? After reading Etter’s letter a second time, it became apparent that his argument wasn’t with Harper so much as it was with the provincial

Liberals concerning Bill 115 which forced petulant Ontario teachers to accept the status quo and get back to work. Etter’s contention, although unclear from his rambling prose, seems to be that implementation of Bill 115 was somehow undemocratic (it was democratically voted on and passed by a majority of MPPs in the legislature) and that concerned citizens need to rise up and “lobby the powers that be to rescind the bill” (it has already been repealed by the provincial government). Readers need to educate themselves on the “far reaching and frightening ramifications” of Bill 115 he writes. What really galled me about Etter’s letter, however,

was his comparing the Ontario government’s use of Bill 115 on teachers to what happened in Nazi Germany under Hitler. Is he seriously implying that imposing a generous contract on teachers who refused to negotiate with the government will somehow lead to fascism and genocide? We’ve all heard the slippery slope arguments before (usually from union bosses), but whenever someone plays the Nazi card we know they’ve run out of reasons and have lost the argument. To quote Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” Paul MacDonald, Warkworth

Dear Editor, After reading the article about the Blue Water Project presentation in one of our schools I was appalled that our children are being exposed to such unscientific fear mongering and social engineering. Kim Mcleod and Robert Palmer (leadership facilitators) presented to our children such mis-information as “Canada is the third largest supplier of fresh water in the world.” Rubbish! Canada has (about) one third of the world’s fresh water and it is against Canadian law to export bulk water. We supply

nobody (except ourselves) any appreciable amount of water. They further encouraged the kids not to use so much water showering and brushing their teeth or drinking water from plastic bottles. How is reducing personal hygiene and encouraging dehydration going to help the water supply half way around the world? The availability of water is a regional issue, not global. Canada has no water shortage (although some areas are dryer than others, as also applies to the whole world), and there is just as much water in the world today as there was yesterday. We don’t “use it up,” we just move it around

a little bit. It is disingenuous and unconscionable to teach that any conservation efforts here will make a difference to the water supply somewhere in Africa or wherever. The water cycle is completely ignored, and until that natural process is somehow halted there will be no fresh water shortage in Canada. Global warming (if there is any) will only increase the amount of evaporization and consequent rainfall. This blatant brainwashing of our youth is unacceptable as is the facilitator’s encouragement of group think and globalism. Defund these charlatans and get them out of our schools. Fred Quarrie, Marmora

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EMC Editorial When somebody is murdered and his killer is unknown, the detective’s first step is to ask: who had a motive? In classic murder-mystery novels and films, the usual answer was: almost everyGwynne Dyer body. That’s the only way to keep the plot going for 250 pages/90 minutes. But in real life, the suspects are generally few, and pretty obvious. So who killed Chokri Belaid? The Tunisian human rights lawyer and political leader was assassinated outside his home as he left for work on February 6, and the country immediately erupted in violent anti-government demonstrations. His wife Basma said she would file murder charges against the ruling Ennahda Party and its leader, and the mobs in the street chanted the mantra of the Arab revolutions, “the people want the fall of the regime.” But the regime in question is the democratically elected government of a country that has already had its revolution. Tunisia was the birthplace of the “Arab spring.” It held its first free election in October 2011, to elect an assembly to write the new constitution. The winner, as in a number of other Arab countries, was a moderate Islamic party. The Ennahda-led transitional government has made some mistakes, as you would expect of inexperienced politicians, but it has shown no desire to subvert democracy. Indeed, the Islamic party formed a coalition with two secular centre-left parties after the election, and in the weeks before Belaid’s murder it was deep in talks to broaden the coalition and bring other secular parties in. Those other parties have now walked out of the talks, demanding the cancellation of the results of the 2011 election. That certainly does not serve Ennahda’s interests, and the violent protests in the streets are even more of a problem, since they might trigger a military intervention to “restore order.” (The Tunisian army is strongly pro-secularist.) In terms of motive, Ennahda has none. So who would actually benefit from killing Chokri Belaid? One suspect is the Salafists, religious extremists who despise the Ennahda Party but absolutely hate militant secularists like Belaid. Many in the secular camp criticise Ennahda’s founder and leader, Rachid Ghannouchi, for failing to “crack down” when Salafist fanatics attack peaceful political gatherings, and he must bear some

blame here. But that’s still a long way from plotting a murder. Ghannouchi, like the leaders of other moderate Islamic parties across the Arab world, is reluctant to treat the Salafists as enemies (even though they are), because they both compete for the votes of pious Muslims. But he also argues, quite reasonably, that mass arrests and torture of Salafists in the style of the old regime is immoral and counter-productive. Just track down the ones who have committed specific crimes. Did the Salafists commit this particular crime? Possibly. Killing a militant secularist would be emotionally satisfying to them. But they are not actually the leading suspect in Shokri Belaid’s murder. The prime suspect is the old ruling elite, people who served the former dictator and have been deprived of power and opportunities for graft since the revolution. They can only regain their privileges if democracy fails, so violence in the streets, extreme political polarisation, the discrediting of an elected government, and a military take-over are precisely what they need. The Constitutional Democratic Rally, the party whose members loyally served the dictator and were lavishly rewarded by him, was banned after the revolution, and some of its senior members are in jail or in exile. But there are still plenty of others around, and it would be astonishing if they were not plotting a comeback. The only viable route to that goal is to stimulate a civil war between the secular democrats and the Islamic democrats. If this is where the logic takes us, why are some of the secular parties taking to the streets? In some cases, no doubt, grief and rage have led them astray. In other cases, however, there is probably the cynical calculation that this is the most effective way to hurt the Islamic party, even if it had nothing to do with the murder. Ennahda’s response has been less than coherent. Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, shocked by the news of the murder, offered to replace the government with a cabinet of technocrats and call early elections, but the party’s founder and leader, Rachid Ghannoushi, said that the government should stay in place and track down the murderers. Jebali is sticking to his guns, and the outcome is far from clear. The whole thing is a mess, and Tunisians are justifiably concerned that their revolution has lost its way. But there is quite a good chance that they will be able to get the process of building a law-abiding democracy back on track without a major disaster, and it’s certainly far too soon to say that their revolution was a mistake.

Letter to the editor

Frustration levels will continue to be high

Dear Editor, Your recent article described your frustration with the electricity costs in this province, and so we all should be. Ontario Hydro, in its heyday, was competent in managing large expenditures. For example: the St. Lawrence Seaway project, the 25 to 60 cycle conversion of the whole generating system, and the tunnels underneath the city of Niagara Falls along with a new generating plant were completed with minimal energy rate increases which the public accepted with little criticism. Along came the nuclear era where there was no history upon which to predict actual costs. As it turned out the costs exceeded the planned estimates. Ontario Hydro was prepared to meet these costs with moderate rate increases as they had successfully done in the past. Unfortunately, the province stepped in and declared that there would be no rate increase, but they did not cancel any further construction. Obviously, construction continued with the costs accumulating. Eventually, the total costs were so significant that the province decided Ontario Hydro was out of control and the only way to maintain low rates, was to privatize it. This was the first blunder because private companies would take over each of the five divisions of the bro-

ken up Hydro. This meant we consumers were faced with five levels of management instead of just the one. Again, we consumers have no control over the wages and perks available to the new owners. Ontario Hydro had definite limits on these items. The next fiasco was to show a special “debt reduction” charge on each energy billing. My recollection was that this would be finalized by 2012. I remember reading, not too long ago, that our premier was quoted as saying that this charge would continue for three more years. Does anyone have a factual accounting of this? The next disaster is the “green energy” concept. Green energy is fundamentally okay, but the way it is set up is a sure way to self destruct this province. At the present time, we probably are paying about $.11 per kilowatt hour. Our supply company probably is paying about $.05 per kilowatt hour for the energy it is selling to us for the $.11. Since our government has decreed that the green energy be paid up to $.80 kilowatt hour, how can our supply company exist without increasing rates substantially to compensate? It doesn’t look like your frustrations will ever be satisfied. John Thomlinson, Belleville

I refuse to be trained By Terry Bush EMC Editorial - To those of you who might think my wife has something to do with the headline, sorry, not this time round. With our 27th anniversary coming up, she’s long since given up any hope of ever changing me, training me or rearranging me. It can’t be done. Funny because to feel right about myself, I require constant change in my life. I would never consider travelling to the same place twice. I don’t enjoy visiting with certain people because the conversation never varies from year to year. I cringe at the thought of even wearing the same shirt more than one day in a row unless I happen to be marooned on a desert island. Mare on the other hand hates change. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t even bother anymore as far as I’m concerned. The women who married my brothers have the same defeatist attitude. Our dog Bug, however, still has a glimmer of hope in her eyes. Bug loves to play fetch. We’ve had her seven years now and from the first time I absent-mindedly tossed a ball behind me that some child had left in my photography studio and found it at my feet two seconds later, she’s been a fetching machine, hence the name Bug. You don’t throw, you get bugged. That one instance was probably one of the very few times she’s brought a ball all the way back. With Bug, you’re the one doing most of the fetching. And I’m sure this devious little dog is laughing behind my back with her friends because of that. Anyone who’s had Shelties can attest to the fact that most of them are scary smart. The very first one we had, Fauna, understood a number of different languages; she could read your face in a second to know what you were thinking and somehow knew when it was 1 p.m. every Sunday. When we saw her twirling by the front door, we didn’t have to look at the clock, we knew it was one o’clock and time to go get curd. Somehow she could even adjust her mental clock in the spring and fall to compensate for the time change. Fauna fetched a ball exactly one time. I explained to her, as one would to a small child, the basics of fetching. I throw the ball, you bring it back. Simple. So I threw the ball and Fauna brought it back. She then gave me a look that was easily understood. If ever I was stupid enough to throw a ball again with nobody to catch it, that would be my tough luck. She turned and walked to the house and true to her word, she never fetched again. Fauna was definitely not into make work projects. Bug is the spitting image of Fauna. When we did the math, from the day Fauna died to the day Bug was born was roughly the gestation period of a dog. Bug seems to have arrived with some of Fauna’s memories intact but with her own little twist. On any given day, the first time you throw a ball in the yard, Bug will run as fast as she can to the ball, point to it with her nose, look back at you, point to it again and then walk back to you as if to say, “I showed you where you lost your ball, stupid, the rest is up to you.” As she’s gotten older, she’s become a little more flexible. She’ll run to get the ball, pick it up but only bring it part way back. She’s worried about my health, I’m sure, and thinks maybe I should get a little more exercise than just working one arm. Throw the ball again and she’ll do the same thing. Over and over again until you find yourself at the opposite end of the yard. It’s at that point I have to wonder exactly who is in charge. Toss it again and she’ll bring it right back and drop it about six feet away from your feet. One more time and she’ll come back half way, stop, stretch out on her stomach and basically say the game is over. That is until you start to walk away and then it’s game on. This is when I have to make a stand and refuse to play by her rules. I will not allow myself to be the dog in this relationship. It’s bad enough that she calls the shots on our walks, constantly circling around pulling at my pant leg to get me to pick up the pace. In the house, the balls are put away and the plush bones take over. Same deal. Toss one and she’ll bring it back and drop it just out of arm’s length. If you try to get her to bring it closer, she’ll look at the bone and then look at you. This usually continues until you get up out of your chair and pick it up and throw it again. In the background is the peanut gallery composed mainly of Cassie, our runaway dog, who eggs Bug on by barking out suggestions on how to screw me over. Usually it’s the same manoeuvre as outside, the fake “I’m done playing now, I’m going to lay down and squeak this sucker.” This lasts until I sink back into my comfy chair and place my feet on the ottoman at which point she magically reappears. Thank goodness we now have Mister to back me up. One poor guy against a house full of females is too much to take at times. Mister lurks around the periphery while all this is going on and then in a flash flies into the heat of battle, steals her bone and takes it into his house where no female dares to tread. Nothing like having a kindred spirit of the male persuasion around. Mister does things his way and gives me hope that I’ll never be fully trained … no matter how many species of the female persuasion give it their best shot. Northeast EMC - Thursday, February 14, 2013


Letters to the editor

No easy decisions says QHC CEO

Dear Editor, Over the past month, I have read and heard considerable debate about the proposed solutions to address QHC’s upcoming funding gap. This is excellent. It is only through constructive debate with all of our health care providers, partners and communities that we can ensure we are making the best possible decisions for the future of health care in this region. There are certainly no easy decisions to make. The reality is that QHC is facing

a $10 million funding gap, driven mostly by a reduction in provincial funding and inflationary pressures. We have been working with our staff, physicians and other partners to develop a plan for how to tackle this situation. Health care costs cannot continue to grow at the expense of other vital provincial programs like education, policing and social services, particularly given the provincial deficit situation. In response, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care developed

their Action Plan for Health Care that is transforming the way Ontarians receive health care to create a system that is sustainable in the long-term. Hospital budgets are being reduced, but the government is making investments into other care providers in the community. We are very supportive of this approach. We want our patients to be able to stay healthy longer and return home faster with the right supports after a hospital stay. There do seem to be three

common misunderstandings about the proposals that I would like to address: 1. All QHC hospitals will continue to have 24-hour, seven-day-a-week emergency rooms. The only types of patients who would be transferred to BGH are ones who are being transferred now because they need surgery or more specialized services. 2. Patients who are receiving inpatient care in TMH now, would continue to receive their care in Quinte West or in their own homes,

with the exception of obstetrical services. We are proposing to reduce the number of beds at PECMH, BGH and TMH by bringing the length of time people are spending in hospital to be in line with other best-performing hospitals in the province, and by ensuring patients are receiving the care they need in their own homes or through alternative providers in the community. 3. We will be implementing more than $1 million of savings in the management

and administration areas, even though we already have a lean structure compared to other hospitals Throughout this Ontario health care transformation, the QHC Board and Senior Leadership Team remain committed to a strong, viable Trenton Memorial Hospital. Please visit the QHC web site at <> or call 613-969-7400, ext. 2027 if you would like more information. Mary Clare Egberts, President and CEO

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Former MPP and cabinet minister recognized MC News - Trenton - The Quinte West Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 2013 President’s Dinner and AGM on Thursday, February 28, at Occasions by the Bay in Bayside. This is a special night in Quinte West where the business community comes together to recognise the accomplishments of its Chamber, the success of its business community and to pay their respects to this year’s Honourary Life Time Membership recipient Hugh O’Neil. “The Chamber of Commerce is really pleased to be able to recognize Hugh O’Neil as this year’s Honourary Life Time Member,” says chamber president Mike Cowan. “He represented this area for many years and continues to be a big supporter of this community.” Hugh O’Neil was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1975 to 1995, and served as a cabinet minister in the government of David Peterson. Hugh was born in Belleville and worked as a teacher and real estate broker before entering political life. He won his first election in 1975 and represented the riding of Quinte and was re-elected in 1977, 1981, 1985, 1989 and 1990. O’Neil was appointed Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology in 1985 and in later years was named Minister of Tourism and Recreation, Minister of Mines and the Minister of Culture and Communications.

Since retiring from politics in 1995 Hugh O’Neil has continued to be active in this community and has served as an Honorary Colonel at 8 Wing; and on numerous boards and committees including Loyalist College Foundation; Quinte Symphony Orchestra; Ontario Trillium Foundation; Trenton RCAF Museum; the Ontario Arts Council and the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial. “Retirement has not slowed him down,” says chamber manager Suzanne Andrews. “He owns and manages developments here in Quinte West and he always has something new he is working on. Hugh is a long serving member of the Trenton Kiwanis Club and has been a big supporter of the Chamber of Commerce and the work

we do in Quinte West.” The Honourary Life Time Membership is awarded to local business people who have given freely of their time and expertise over the years to contribute to the growth of our community. Past recipients of this award are: Lieutenant-General Howard Graham; Dr. W.A.L. McDonald; Wilf Wilkinson; Ian Darling; Doug Whitley; Eban James Sr.; Phil Panelas; Paul Tripp; Peter Davis and Rob Brown. If you would like to attend, the tickets are still available to the dinner and awards, which features a full course dinner by Occasions By the Bay and live music by local musician Rett Wills. Tickets are $45 per person or $80 per couple, contact the Chamber office today to purchase, 613-392-7635.

Sausage, egg and pancake breakfast EMC News - Tweed - Sunday, February 3 the Tweed Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Community Breakfast at the Land O’ Lakes Curling Club. Smiling folks young and old attended the event, and enjoyed a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes with real maple syrup, juice, coffee and tea. The Kiwanis Club of Tweed would like to thank the Land O’ Lakes Curling Club for the use of the facility and local suppliers and supporters;

including Palmateer’s Meats who provided Bob’s specialty sausage, the Food Company for the pancake mix, and a special thanks to Vance Drain, the Chicken Coop and the Egg Producers of Ontario for the donation of all the eggs. The club also thanks those who attended and sincerely appreciates their support. Each event hosted by Kiwanis contributes to funds used for community programs and projects in the greater Tweed area.

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CDC looks to update sustainability plan tations in which we can set out new goals and hear what new concerns people may have. We want to keep the ICSP as a living document. When we start the consultations again we will mirror what was done last time with the three meetings etc.; we develop an updated plan and we will pass it back to council for approval.” Bill said the CDC works very closely with the Economic Development Officer Joey Walsh, One of the things Bill highlighted was that the last ICSP was like a wish list and he said he would like to see the focus on more long-term planning. “It’s not really sexy to have long-term planning but I think it is going to become very important to the new funding model we have to live with. We need to start measuring non-economic factors and start evaluating the well-being of the citizens of the community. We would like the public to start thinking now about what direction they would like to see the municipality going so that when we have new meetings, hopefully starting in the spring of 2013, we have just as strong an input as the first ICSP.”

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tourism or industry; the less people have to commute the higher the quality of life.” Anyone interested in volunteering for the CDC can contact Bill Bissett at 613478-3464.

OPP arrest woman for drunk driving with three children in car EMC News - Trent Hills At approximately 1:43 a.m. and 2:06 a.m. on Monday, February 4, Northumberland Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Campbellford received complaints of a green vehicle being driven by a female who seemed to be intoxicated and having three small children in the vehicle

on Bridge Street East. At 2:11 a.m. OPP members located the female near the Mac’s Milk store on Bridge Street east exiting her idling 2000 green Chevrolet Malibu. She exhibited signs of alcohol consumption in the parking lot. The officers observed three small children in the vehicle.

The children were ages eight, one and eight months. A member of the Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society (CAS) was notified of the incident and the children were turned over to sober responsible adults at the OPP detachment in Campbellford. Kimberly Anne Burr, 27, from Seymour Township,

Trent Hills, has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and blood alcohol content exceeding 80 milligrams under the Criminal Code. The accused was released when sober on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday, March 6, in Cobourg at 9:30 a.m.

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EMC News - Tweed - The Tweed and Area Community Development Committee (CDC) is an independent, community-based group of volunteers focused on implementation of the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP). The CDC monitors progress on the implementation of the ICSP. The ICSP is the result of the community consultation meetings held in April 2009 and February 2010 in Marlbank, Queensborough and the Village of Tweed. The public’s response was exceptional. In 2009, over 150 people attended meetings, or provided input by other means including email, written submissions and personal discussion. Local schools also participated and provided valuable feedback. From this community discussion, about 1,300 individual ideas emerged. These were synthesized into 123 proposed actions presented in a number of categories for each of the four “pillars” of sustainability: cultural, economic, environment, and social. Bill Bissett is the acting chair of the CDC and said that of the actions presented three years ago about 70 per cent have now been achieved. “The ICSP was published in 2010 and a lot of people have forgotten about it. We spent the last year figuring out where we were with the ICSP and have gone through the ICSP item by item to see what actions have been taken. What we have been doing is preparing a report for Tweed Municipal Council that we will present over the next couple of months. With that report we will outline in more detail what has been achieved over the last three years and we will ask council for approval to start another series of community consul-

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Big opportunities at annual career fair had seen. For employers, that means an even bigger base of applicants to choose from. “For students I think the biggest benefit is the networking opportunity. The career fair is a spot where they don’t have to be intimidated; recruiters are here with a smile on their face. The pressure isn’t on like in an interview. We really try to encourage students

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Greg Stoffers and Ken Mainland of J C M & Associates Limited (right) were just two of a huge range of employers at the annual Loyalist Career Fair on February 7.

year, that is our mission as the career centre ... is to have employers that represent every program that we offer here at the college,” she said. “We have representatives from across the board.” Amy Bancroft-Taylor, division director for Investors Group was one of those attending businesses, and she said they make a point of attending a number of local career fairs each year. She said they had a good response from the fair this year, and at the end of the day it wasn’t necessarily about making a hire on the spot. “It’s community awareness, letting people know what the career is about,

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Some people are intrigued by something from an early age. Maybe it’s a sport, woodworking, writing or art. They will stick with it, passionately teaching themselves, exploring possibilities, pushing the limits and the norms. Lesley Garrett seems to be one of those lucky few that collided with something early on that enthralled her - sewing. Although her grandmother

and aunt also boast a talent for sewing, Lesley is less interested in patterns and square swatches and is instead fascinated by creating, designing and understanding how certain fabrics and textures can be combined for that unique appearance. She left the Quinte area to hone her talent in Toronto, working in design houses. She developed an extraordinary skill as a custom drapery sewer – French pleats, goblets, inverted pleats, grommets, Roman blinds – she became a perfectionist. She evolved into bedding sets, and soon her handiwork was used as cover art for fabric sample books. She applied that talent in the hospitality sector, designing, repairing and fabricating high-end hotel room ensembles.

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EMC News - Belleville The 16th annual Loyalist College Career Fair took place on Thursday, February 7, and in talking to attendees it’s easy to tell why the fair has seen such longevity. “When I was looking online I couldn’t really find the information, or I wasn’t really motivated when I looked at it,” said Loyalist graduate Jared Leadbeater, who was at the fair looking at further education opportunities. “But when you’re talking to someone and they’re explaining everything, you can always ask them questions, it’s more of a personal thing.” The Loyalist Career Fair is well-known for their overall hospitality, and this year the fair attracted a total of 82 organizations, including some 70 employers in a variety of fields. Engineering, police studies, business opportunities and healthcare were just a few of the fields represented, and Loyalist employment and career advisor Lyndsay Kerik said part of their goal each year when organizing the fair is to attract a wide range of employment and educational opportunities for students. “We try to have everything, I would say every

to get out there and talk to employers; this is their opportunity to ask those questions they might never get an opportunity to ask otherwise,” Kerik said. “For employers obviously the benefit is the face-to-face connection with our grads ... we’ve already had employers say ‘We were only looking for ten, but we’ve had 40 plus resumes.’”

a mentor. Bill Pharl, an established business owner in Denbigh, stepped up. “We meet once a month to talk about how things are going. It’s a real key component of the CYBF Program.” “This business is more than I ever envisioned”, concludes Lesley. “A little bit of support from Trenval and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation is taking me to a level I never dreamed of!” The Canadian Youth Business Foundation is a national organization dedicated to growing Canada’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. The CYBF Program helps youth aged 18 – 39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and on-going mentoring. Visit for more information.

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From left to right mentee Sebastian Ramirez, mentor Tarrah Young, mentee Rob Campbell, mentor Nathan Carey are seen here at Green Being Farm, Neustadt, Ontario. Both mentees are from Ontario. Sebastian completed the Sustainable Agriculture program at Fleming College just before becoming a STEP UP mentee. During the mentorship, mentee Rob purchased his own farm and is preparing to break ground this spring.

funding. “This is a hands-on learning situation. There is a $2,000 honorarium that goes to the mentor for their time and effort paid by the federal government. We are funded by the Growing Forward program. New this year is a matching fee of $50 for both the mentor and mentee to cover administrative costs when the match is confirmed. Also new is the fact the mentor and mentee must complete two reports to track progress with the learning goals.” Both mentors and mentees must go through an application process and Jennifer said the form is on their web site listed below or people can email Jennifer and she will send the forms by mail. During the mentor-mentee matching process, a criminal background check is completed and three references are contacted for each participant. “The ideal mentor candidates are people from every farm type whether that be dairy, market gardening, pigs chickens, bees, whatever. The most important aspect is the mentor must be somebody who enjoys teaching. Mentors need to have expertise in at least one area of farm management. If somebody is operating a farm and is able to hire someone to work for them it usually means they have got to a level where they

Mentee Jenny Adams from Ontario completed her mentorship at Everdale Organic Farm in Hillsburgh. Here she is pictured at the Farmers’ Market. Since completing the mentorship, Jenny has been hired by her mentor to work in a managerial role.

have developed their business skills enough to share with another person. “The ideal mentee is open to new farmers and transitioning farmers, anyone over eighteen who has an interest in farming and is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.” The STEP UP staff review the applications and at present there are 40 mentors who have applied and 15 mentees. “We are open and accepting

applications and will keep going until we are full at 20 mentorships across Canada. Last year our program was full at 13 and we are gaining momentum.” Jennifer said one of the reasons for the program is the concern that the average age of a farmer is 54 and above and she said, “Our farmers are getting older and we need somebody to come and fill those shoes. Farming can’t disappear; we must eat.” Jen-

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EMC News - Regional The STEP UP program is a federal program that puts together farmers (mentors) and those who want to learn about farming (mentees). The EMC spoke with Jennifer Hardy-Parr who is the STEP UP program co-ordinator for Farm Management Canada and she said the program has existed for five years and has 20 participants in 2013. “Originally STEP UP was established by the Canadian Farm Business Management Council. That council changed its name last year to Farm Management Canada. Four organizations came together to deliver the program in 2011 and included the Canadian 4-H Council, Canadian Young Farmers Forum and Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers program.” Jennifer said the program focuses on adults over the age of eighteen. “There is no upper age limit and we are also running a pilot project that we hope to expand this year for ages 15 to 17. This program addresses the target market



A level playing field for graduates EMC News - Belleville A high school prom or a graduation ceremony can be an incredibly special time for young people. Unfortunately, not every student is financially able to participate in these kinds of events, which is why the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation (HPELF) second annual Prom Project Campaign is aiming to provide equal opportunity for all students. “We just want to make sure that it’s a level playing field and that everybody has the same opportunities,” said Maribeth deSnoo, executive director

of the HPELF. “It’s paying it forward.” The goal of the Prom Project is simple; to assist students facing socioeconomic challenges by providing them with formal wear. Donations are collected at a number of locations in the Belleville, Trenton and Prince Edward County regions, and then sent to six Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board secondary schools. The campaign runs from January to March, and once all the items have been collected, the designated secondary schools will hold Prom Project events where they invite Grade 8 to Grade 12



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The second annual Prom Project campaign kicked off with a stylish opening celebration on Monday, February 11, where (from front left) Prom Project committee member Susan Sweet, executive director of the HPELF Maribeth deSnoo, former HPELF chair Elizabeth Churcher, current HPELF chair Elaner Pound, (back left) honourary chair Darren Matassa and incoming vice-president of the HPELF Geoff Cudmore showed off some of the items that will be available to students

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EMC News - Retired Captain Medric “Cous” Cousineau, a former Air Force navigator and formerly of Marmora, was seriously injured more than two decades ago during a rescue mission, off the coast of Newfoundland. Cousineau received the Star of Courage which recognizes acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril, for the daring helicopter rescue of two injured American fishermen. He bravely volunteered to be lowered to the deck of a distressed U.S. long liner fishing boat to rescue the two men during a violent storm on October 6, 1986. But the injuries resulted in serious Captain Medric “Cous” Cousineau and his canine companiion Thai mental health issues with pause during a walk. which he has struggled for more than 26 years. of the support he received injuries sustained in the line Recently, however, he has from the Legion. of duty. Many of these injuseen vast improvements CARES’ dedicated volun- ries are invisible and carry a in his situation—improve- teers breed, raise and train huge stigma. ments his family credits to hundreds of dogs as serUpon returning home his service dog and partner, vice and therapy dogs. After to Nova Scotia, the team Thai. He is embarking on a whelping, the puppies are continued their training new phase of his recovery: raised by a cadre of foster through a series of increasraising funds to help other families, before intensive ing long walks that eventuCanadian veterans gain ac- training at one of several cor- ally totalled more than 1,000 cess to the canine assistance rectional facilities in Kansas. kilometres. Cousineau calls that has made a difference in For Cousineau, one of the these his “long walk to sanhis own life. most important events in his ity.” In early January a long Cousineau was paired life was meeting the prisoner T:8.5" walk with Thai and his wife, with Thai in August 2012, who had spent six and a half Jocelyn, resulted in the idea through the Canine Asmonths training the dog for of using a “Long Walk” to ! YLYHTH her role. After they completed raiseT:8.5"public awareness and sistance and Rehabilitation R N T A 9 SUOTH 1-91 Services Program RY(CARES) their basic training and certifi- funds to help other veterans. B A – 4 H1Kansas. E Y! their public access test located in Concordia, cation, “Though the long walk is D T RNYLTH9TH 5F- 1B4. possible and A O Thai was made a few months of intena daunting challenge,” says 1 T:8.5" E 9 U S F RY –TH 1 B A through the Royal Canadian sive public training, Thai and Cousineau, “it pales in com4 E TH D 5F- 1B4. 1Cousineau began appearing parison to the battles mental Legion Poppy Fund, specifiE ! Y F cally Branch 164 in Eastern in public to continue advocathealth issues EVENT pose within WINTER CLEAROUT RNYLTH9TH A O 1 9 LAUREL U S Passage, Nova Scotia. Cousing for service dogs for vetersociety and veterans’ comH 1 T:8.5" BARYH 4–T SAVE UP TO AN ineau is deeply5F-DEappreciative ans who often battle horrible munities.IN CASH SAVINGS ON T1 . B4 SAVE UP TO AN ANYINNEW KIA FE1 CASHIN-STOCK SAVINGS ON WINTERT:8.5"CLEAROUT EVENT ! ANY NEW IN-STOCK KIA Y H T:8.5"

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Sheila Wray Gregoire EMC Lifestyles - Apparently I value my life at 20 U.S. dollars. At least, that’s what I tipped the Mexican guy who saved me from drowning last week. My daughter and I were vacationing in Cozumel,

eager for some wonderful snorkelling. And while two of our excursions were highly successful, on one particular day we decided to snorkel right off the beach in front of a popular restaurant. The reef was teeming with life, but unfortunately the current was surprisingly strong. We had no problem swimming out, but when we tried to swim back to the dock, we kept veering to the right. Within a few minutes a Mexican guy had swum out to us with a flutterboard, but I refused it. I’m a good swimmer. I can tread water for hours. I’ve finished swims that were several kilometres long. When the flutterboard was proffered, I was so embarrassed. “I should be able

lygag about in the ground waiting for susceptible organisms, such as tender seedlings. “Damping Off” is the most insidious chappie with at least ten different fungus thingies as its cause. If you are an old hand at seed starting, you will have experienced this condition. It’s sort of like Black Knot on plums and cherries for Prince Edward County folk; it’s only a matter of time. We can buy a sterilised soil or we can purchase a soil-less medium. Hmm. (Note to

new readers: “hmm” means I’ve just realised that I need to digress into background explanations which I tend to do in a glib, some would say unscholarly, manner. Seasoned GRs often skip the paragraph immediately following the “hmm.”) Media is another technical term (plural) that refers to dirt-like stuff in which we can grow plants. Unless, of course, we’re immersing ourselves into hydroponics and the medium is water which, while it can be dirty, is not dirt. Here’s

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I wonder how often in my personal life I’ve done the same thing? I like to think of myself as in control, and accepting help is admitting weakness. None of us wants to think we are weak. Often we’d rather have the frustration of butting our heads against a wall rather than give in to the fear of being vulnerable. No wonder so many of us are spending our lives treading water. Maybe debt is piling up and we honestly have no idea how to create a budget. But mature people know how to stick to a budget! Admitting you have a problem is like saying you’re not mature. So the red ink keeps getting redder. Or perhaps that pain is

getting worse, but we don’t want to go to a doctor because we hate hospitals, and we’re too young to start falling apart. Maybe the principal keeps calling reporting more problems with a wayward child, but you don’t want to admit that something’s really wrong because it could reflect badly on choices you’ve made. And so you lash out at the messenger. My husband and I speak at marriage conferences, and while I love sharing our failures and victories, the conferences always make me a little sad. There are two types of couples who go: those who can’t keep their hands off of each other, because they’re blissfully hap-

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a good definition, lifted from the government of Georgia’s agricultural web site because of its clarity: “Horticultural growing medium” means any substance or mixture of substances which is promoted as or is intended to function as an artificial soil for the managed growth of horticultural crops.” New GR, that packet of zucchini seeds is intended to become a managed horticultural crop. Soil is rock plus minerals plus organic matter. Rock comes in the forms of mountains, boulders, pebbles, and grains of sand. Minerals come in the forms of … well … I couldn’t find a simple definition except it is a naturally inorganic material with a consistent and repeating internal crystal structure. Quartz and sulphur are minerals. At this stage of the game, we’re not overly concerned about minerals except to say it is not a good idea to grow seeds on a chunk of quartz or in a heap of sulphur. The organic matter in natural soil comes in two forms, the quick and the dead. Dead organic matter is just that, a dead plant, a fallen leaf, a shrivelled up bit of earthworm, the ant you stepped

on and doggy doo-doo. The living, or quick portion, is made up of the earthworm that didn’t go swimming in the rain, the ant that was faster than the one on the bottom of your size nines and all the little bugs ready to turn the pooch’s gift into beneficial components. It includes the fungi, viruses and bacteria waiting to attack your tender seedling. (Note to English and/or Latin folk: prescriptive, not descriptive, linguistics is my guideline so don’t go rattling my editor’s cage about pluralisation.) Here’s an interesting and important fact that might put this all into perspective. A seed comes with all of the food packed inside to get it started. There is enough to produce stems, leaves and roots. All you have to do is provide the warmth and moisture to get it going. So, the idea of soil as a means to “grow” a plant is not so important. Soil, as a means to support the plant as it starts growing, is necessary. But, with this consideration in mind, you might see how a sterilised soil-less media (often vermiculite, perlite, sand [all rocks] and peat moss [dead organic matter]) can be used. In fact, these are the


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py and want to make sure it stays that way, and those who are about to file for divorce and are giving it one last chance. I always wonder about the middle: those who have a few issues that a little help could easily remedy, but who don’t want to admit they may have problems. And so they wait until everything blows up. We aren’t meant to walk through this life alone. Certainly many of us just need to get more disciplined and try harder and we’d be more successful. But sometimes discipline won’t cut it. Sometimes you need help. And in that case, it’s far better to grab that flutterboard and let the hunky Mexican guy save you.

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The Good Earth: EMC Lifestyles - So, you’ve just purchased a packet of heirloom zucchinis and you want to sow them indoors so they’ll be ready for transplanting in spring, which, if the increasingly early trends continue, might be midMarch this year. The idea of using your own garden soil seems to be fully in step with backto-the earth philosophies (Ellyn’s pun), but it is not always such a good idea. One of the problems is diseases, or their pathogens, that lol-

to do this,” I kept thinking. “Oh, come on, Sheila. This is ridiculous. Just swim harder.” My daughter, who is a lifeguard, found it challenging, though she managed to reach the ladder. But though I got within about twenty feet of it, I couldn’t get any closer. All I was doing was standing still. So finally I reached out, grabbed that board, and was pulled in. Looking back I’m not sure why I was so stubborn. I guess I just didn’t want to accept the fact that I needed help. I considered myself a competent, if not good, swimmer. If I took help, it was as if I would be admitting that I am not as in control as I think I am.

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Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are forms of inflammatory bowel disease that affect one in every 150 Canadians, or over 230,000 Canadian adults and children. Pilon suffers from the disease himself, and said the aim of the concert is two-fold: to raise money for the CFCC, and to raise aware-

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“It’s taboo to talk about your bowels, definitely not polite dinner conversation.”

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Brighton based artist Sarah Cripps will be performing a special charity show at the Empire Theatre in Belleville on March 16, 2013.

EMC News - Belleville The Empire Theatre in Belleville will play host to a charity event on March 16, as Brighton artist Sarah Cripps comes to Belleville in support of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CFCC). “I know that a lot of people in this area suffer from irritable bowel syndrome [IBS], and a lot of people don’t really know what that is, or a lot of people don’t want to talk about it,” said organizer Alexander Pilon, a public relations post-grad program student at Loyalist College. “So I thought this might be a great opportunity to have a fun night at a concert and get people to start talking about their guts.” Sarah Cripps is a young and up-and-coming alternative country musician, and as part of her 2013 tour has decided to make a stop in Belleville to support the CFCC. Pilon has known Cripps for many years having gone to school with

her brother, but he said he tried to approach her about performing the charity show as a business partner, rather than “taking advantage” of their friendship. “Right away she was totally into it,” Pilon said. “She could see it … as a really great night for her and for everyone there; she was on board really early.”

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A visit to a five-star resort in Jamaica By John M. Smith

EMC Lifestyles - Some area residents will soon be departing for “Beach Party 13” at the 5-star Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica Resort at Runaway Bay. Therefore, I thought this would be a good time to write about this particular destination, for my wife and I stayed there just after its official opening, and we loved it! This beautiful all-inclusive resort resembles a Spanish castle, and it’s located along Jamaica’s northern coast. The oceanfront views are awesome, the variety of food is great, and the plethora of daily activities will give you plenty of options. For example, if you get tired of simply soaking up the sun or lazing under one of the resort’s swaying palm trees or casually walking along the sandy beach, you can participate in water aerobics classes, water basketball and/or water volleyball in one of the resort’s three lake-style pools or you can participate, near the pools, in such activities as horseshoes, table tennis, exercise classes, or reggae dancing. We even discovered that there were scheduled lectures on the resort, which included information on the history of Jamaica and on the making of local crafts and foods. There’s also free Wi-Fi in the lobby, a fitness centre, tennis courts, shops, a casino, nightly entertainment, and 24hour room service. I remember we heard a lot of Bob Marley music by the pools; I got so “caught up” in this music that I even purchased some Bob Marley sandals in the resort’s shopping village, and I still take these with me when I now go to visit other beach resorts.

We were particularly impressed by how clean the premises were kept, and our junior suite’s fridge was restocked daily and our room was cleaned twice a day. However, this was just after the resort had opened, before the casino and all the restaurants were even completed, so things may have changed somewhat. I also remember that we were struck by the beauty of the marble staircases we found on this property, but then discovered that they seemed to get rather slippery when wet, so use caution. I also remember we were impressed by the number and variety of the restaurants. The main restaurant, the Orquidea, served an international cuisine at its daily buffets—three meals per day—and it would feature particular themes, so the menu would vary. We were also able to make reservations for three dinners in the resort’s specialty restaurants, and we particularly enjoyed the Mikado, a Japanese restaurant where the food was cooked right in front of us. We were at a table for ten, eight Canadians and two residents of Ireland, and eagerly watched the creation of our wonderful feast, which included sushi, rice, tuna, beef, chicken, and shrimp. Another specialty highlight was a surf and turf meal, with a lobster tail, at the Garden Grill. However, a new seafood restaurant was being built while we were there, so such a meal would probably be served in the newer facility now. I understand that the Burger Principe even serves fast food all night long now, so you won’t go hungry here—even in the middle of the night! Since you’ll be stay-

A view of the Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica Resort at Runaway Bay.

ing at an all-inclusive, you might even decide to sample some of the local drinks, as we did including Jamaican beer (“Red Stripe”) and rum found in such popular rum concoctions as “hummingbirds” and “dirty bananas.” I’d also recommend going off of the resort and doing a day or two of touring while you’re there so you can see more of this intriguing island. We, for example, decided to take the “Ocho Rios Highlights Tour,” and this day trip provided shopping opportunities in downtown Ocho Rios itself, with its many specialty stores and craft markets. It also provided us with a tour of the Wassi Art Factory, where local artisans create exquisite pottery, a drive through the lush Fern Valley, where a forest of ferns could be seen clinging to the steep hillsides, a stop at the beautiful Coyaba Botanical Gardens, and a visit to the not-to-bemissed Dunn’s River Falls. The climbing of Dunn’s

A pool at the Gran Bahia Principe Resort.

River Falls itself should be on your “to do” list while here; it was on mine. Be sure to wear water shoes (which can be purchased there) and form a human chain when ascending the slippery rocks. On another day, while my wife relaxed at the resort, I went mountain biking in the Blue Mountains with Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours, Inc., and I’d certainly recommend this to any avid cyclists and adventurers. However, it’s a long drive to get there,

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good memories, but one must also be prepared for some “detours” along the way. For example, we arrived in Jamaica from Toronto at 1:30 a.m., which was not a great time of the day for viewing the Jamaican scenery on the one-hour-long shuttle to the resort. To increase our particular “detour,” it took us about two hours to simply get through customs upon arrival, and our group didn’t actually all get on board our shuttle bus and reach our destination until after 5 a.m.!


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EMC News - Belleville After months of serious progress toward a muchneeded expansion, the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit Board may put the project on hold for a complete review. Representatives from the architectural firm of MHPM gave an update presentation at the board’s meeting Thursday and hinted that preliminary cost estimates might need some serious paring. They produced basic sketch proposals for an addition of 12,500 square feet added to the rear of the present one-floor building of 22,700 square feet. Then it was suggested the addition could add a second or even a third floor to increase space

for future and perhaps generate space rental revenue. They also said the addition and complete interior renovation of the existing building would require the entire staff to find temporary premises elsewhere until the work is done. Those costs must also be worked out. Councillor Jack Miller, one of Belleville’s representatives, had serious concerns about adding extra floors to speculate on rental revenue unless they could be done “within budget.” The extra levels inspired Dr. Richard Schabas, Medical Officer of Health, to suggest a complete new look at the project since the staff has to be moved anyhow, and use a single three-storey building and tear down the present

one, allowing adequate parking areas. The board and architects will continue to study the project in the weeks ahead with perhaps a further report in March. Project chair for the board James McBride was not present at Thursday’s meeting. He had been a key mover in getting the project, which has been years in planning, under way. In other business, the board was impressed with efforts by its tobacco enforcement program in recent months, with a list of 31 charges and convictions, including workplace violations and illegal sales. Two were for Belleville General Hospital employees smoking in prohibited areas.

Two local Lions members recognized for years of service By Judy Backus

EMC News - Marmora Two members of the Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club, Murney Carman and Russ Mitchell, were honoured during a February 7 meeting held at Deloro Hall. Certificates, presented by guest speaker Mary Ann Smith, Governor for

District A3, included words from the Lions International President. Wayne Madden, writing on behalf of the “1.35 million Lions worldwide,” stated, “Anniversaries help us note the milestones in our lives. They give us the opportunity to celebrate, commemorate and reflect. It is the perfect opportunity to

celebrate your accomplishments and look forward to plans for the future in a ‘World of Service.’” In addition to the certificates, both men received chevrons to be worn with their Lions pins: Carman for ten years of service and Mitchell for 40 years of involvement with the organization.

Road salt and streetlights pepper the budget porate and Financial Services committee meeting is March 6, all at 6 p.m. One of the items coming up in the budget is the installation of street lighting at major intersections in the city’s rural areas. Councillor Terry Cassidy asked for a report from staff to identify where lighting is needed. “Priority for the installation of street lights at intersections shall be based on the status of the roads,” noted Angelo. This includes any accidents at that intersection at night, location to adjacent built-up areas, intersections with local roads, and current budget allocations. A Street Light Policy was prepared in 2004, with the users paying for the intersec-

tion in their area. In new subdivisions the developer pays for the capital expenses and then the cost of maintenance is apportioned to residents. The city has approved the cost of new lights where they would provide greater safety and visibility for all users of the side street as well as the highway. Angelo said there is a significant amount of work to be completed in a city-wide identification of streetlights throughout the rural area of the city. Engineering staff are currently committed to design and tendering of capita projects. Once this has been completed in May then work can begin on this special project which would take six or seven months to complete.

Mary Ann Smith, Governor for District A3, attended a Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club meeting where she presented a ten-year certificate of service to Murney Carman, and one recognizing Marmora Crowe Valley Lions President Russ Mitchell for 40 years as a Lions member. Photo: Judy Backus

















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Big weekend for Belleville Bulls By Steve Jessel EMC Sports - Belleville A day after a record-setting snowfall blanketed the region and forced the cancellation of the Belleville Bulls game against the Kingston Frontenacs on Friday, February 8, the Bulls were back on the ice again when they hosted the Erie Otters on Saturday, February 9. Starting goaltender Malcolm Subban made 38 saves while forward Tyler Graovac chipped in with a pair of first-period goals, and the Bulls emerged the 4 - 1 victor from a rough-andtumble game that saw the two teams combine for a total of 20 penalties, including a pair of fights. The Bulls should have had the fresher legs between the two teams coming off of six days of rest, but unexpectedly it was the Otters who took charge early on. After outshooting the Bulls in the opening minutes, the Otters pushed it up the ice and Erie forward Hayden Hodgson let a wrist shot go from a sharp angle that beat Subban, giving Erie a 1 - 0 lead. Thankfully for the Bulls, falling behind to the lastplace team in the Western Conference seemed to ignite a fire underneath them, and after Erie’s first penalty of the game just 27 seconds later, high-scoring forward Graovac made them pay.

After captain Bulls Brendan Gaunce’s shot rang off the post, Graovac was able to locate the puck before the Otters goaltender, and he snapped it home into the gaping cage to tie the game. Graovac wasn’t done there, however, and less than a minute later was back to terrorizing the Otters goalie. After an Erie turnover in the neutral zone, the Bulls found themselves with a three-on-one rush where Graovac took a Gaunce pass and made a gorgeous deke to make his way around the Erie netminder and tuck home his 26th goal of the season. With a 2 - 1 lead play started to get a bit chippy, punctuated by a brief fight that served as a bit of a precursor for some more of the rough stuff later on. After the Bulls found themselves on the penalty kill early in the second period, M. Subban began to make his mark on the game after a solid, if unspectacular opening frame. After shutting down the Erie powerplay, the two teams traded chances and penalties as the period went on, but both goalies were outstanding in the second period. Each made 15 saves, but neither was willing to make the first mistake and the game headed to the third period with the Bulls still hanging on a slim 2 - 1 lead. The third period began

with penalties and ended with more penalties, but thankfully for the fans some hockey was played in between. After the Bulls’ Garrett Hooey and Otters’ Nick Bentz each drew a game misconduct for fighting, the Bulls poured on the pressure on the offensive side of the puck, but it took them over 14 minutes to finally put the Otters to bed. Jordan Subban picked up his 10th goal of the year on a nearly pointblank slapshot, and a 3 - 1 lead was more than M. Subban needed in net. Bulls forward Alan Quine tacked on another late powerplay goal for good measure, and the Bulls headed to Ottawa to take on the 67’s with a 4 - 1 victory under their belts. The game against the 67’s proved to be a much closer affair, although once again it was the Bulls offensive firepower that made all the difference. Graovac scored a goal and an assist in his first game against his old club, Daniil Zharkov scored twice and Quine added three assists as the Bulls claimed a wild 6 - 4 victory. Malcolm Subban made 32 saves and picked up an assist on Graovac’s firstperiod goal, and the Bulls picked up their 31st win of the season to maintain their division lead over Oshawa. The Bulls faced the Kingston Frontenacs on Wednesday, February 13. The score was unavailable by press

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Bulls forward Tyler Graovac (#20) battles for the puck during the Bulls 4 -1 win over the Erie Otters.

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EMC Sports - There was a flurry of activity at the Heights of Horseshoe Ski Club, southwest of Orillia, when more than 92 racers took to the slopes at the final regular season U16 race on Sunday, February 10. Batawa’s fastest female was Amy Park with a

combined two-run time of 1:01.29 placing her eighth out of a field of 44 racers; and the fastest male was Chris Duncan with combined time of 1:02.90 competing in a field of 36 racers. Other racers for Batawa included Rebecca Fryer, Renee Lamoureux, Kurtis

Wright, David Coates, Natalie Wannamaker, Caroline Burchat, Olivia Podscianski, Angelique Belanger and Andrew Brown. All of the racers enjoyed the fast and challenging Giant Slalom course and look forward to finals the weekend of February 23.


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Peewee and Juvenile Blues face challenges in the second round with two goals. Ryan Loiselle and Malcolm Sharpe contributed key assists on the first goal. Bailey Matthews scored an empty net goal to close out the scor-

ing. Devon Pfeiffer posted his second shutout in a row. The win eliminated the Kings 4 games to 1. The Blues faced Port Hope this past weekend in

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EMC Sports - Devon Pfeiffer takes a shot off the shoulder as Port Hope Phantoms forward Andrew Currie sneaks between Blues William Bonn and Hunter Matthysse. The Peewee Blues fell short by a goal, 2 - 1, to fall behind 2 - 0 in the current play-off series after losing the Port Hope opener in overtime. Photo:

their second round series. After a very slow start to the first period facing a 3 - 0 deficit, the Blues responded and scored the next four goals. Port Hope pressed hard and tied the game with seconds remaining. Going into overtime, Port Hope scored to take the first game 5 - 4. Game two was at home and Port Hope went away with the win in a narrow 2 - 1 victory. Juvenile A The Dairy Queen Juveniles completed their series winning two straight and are now in the second round facing Ennismore. Game one showed the offensive strength of the Eagles and the Blues came out with a 7 - 1 loss. Next game is at home in Stirling at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15. Novice A Amer Sports Novice As travelled north to Marmora for the first game of the second round. Centre Hastings Grizzlies came out strong in the first period scoring six unanswered goals. The Blues started the second with more control

and pressure and continued it into the third period. Hitting the crossbar and some quality chances the Novices ended up with a 7 - 1 loss. The lone Stirling goal was scored by Keiren Ellis. Game two was at home and the Blues came out with a new plan to control Centre Hastings’ powerful offence. The plan worked as Stirling played a very controlled game in a scoreless first period. Stirling took the lead from a goal by Kieren Ellis in the second. Centre Hastings persisted with constant hustle on the puck and scored twice over the next two periods. Stirling pulled goalie Willem Parliament in the dying minute. Parliament had an outstanding game and the Grizzlies put in an empty netter to finish out

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the game 3 - 1. The Novice team played their best game so far and came as close as they could have to a team that has dominated the year. Bantam A Donnanview Farms Bantam A’s played out their last game of the play-offs coming out with a 5 - 1 loss. The players and team thank everyone for their year-long support. The Barry Wilson Memorial Fund for the 2013-2014 Season. Applications for the Barry Wilson Memorial Fund for the 2013/2014 hockey season are now being accepted. The application deadline is September 15, 2013. Download the application form by clicking the Barry Wilson Memorial Fund link on the Stirling Blues web site at <>.


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Moira Lake Snowmobile Drags a resounding success By Terry Bush

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of last week’s winter storm could have been a little better but members of the Centre Hastings Snowmobile Club aren’t going to complain. Working into the wee hours Friday night clearing snow and getting the drag strip into shape paid off big time for the club with close to 550 spectators arriving to watch the races on Saturday. And the weather couldn’t have been better. The crowds were thrilled with non-stop racing action starting at 10 a.m. with a top speed for the day of 117 miles per hour registered on the radar gun. The course was only 660 feet long. With lots of racers turning out for the event, the organizers were pleased with the turnout though the storm did keep some racers from making the trip. Others didn’t let the blizzard keep them from travelling long distances. “I know of one group that came from Sudbury and stayed at the Park Place Motel in Tweed,” said club treasurer Steve Thrower. Four women entered the contest and did well against the men. Three kids signed up in that class, boding well for next year’s bigger and better event. On the politicians’ side, the title fittingly went to Daryl Kramp, though some might say his knowledge of the lake and its ice might have given him a hometown advantage. The races were held right across from the site of the Two Loons restaurant the Kramps owned. Hot on Daryl’s trail was MPP Todd Smith followed by Centre Hastings Deputyreeve Tom Simpson and Andrew Vanecko of the hometown snowmobile club. An army of volunteers from local service clubs and the snowmobile club shared in the event’s profits which in turn will be going back into the community. Close to $7,600 was raised through the gate and food purchases. Please see “Snomobile” on page B3

With all that power under the hood, it was hard for some racers to keep the skis anywhere near the ice. Above, a big black “Cat” gets the jump on Charlie Marchant of Norwood. Photo: Terry Bush

Canadian Pickers spends the day at the home of Model T enthusiasts By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Campbellford - Canadian Pick-

ers blew into Campbellford last week in the middle of a snowstorm arriving on the doorstep of Steve and Carol Anne Stapley where they spent the day in this safe haven as part of their crossCanada treasure hunt. Calgary-based pickers Scott Cozens and Sheldon Smithens are on the road again for a brand new season of Canadian Pickers. The pickers are searching out new treasure troves in British Columbia, Quebec,

Manitoba, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and their native Alberta for their fourth season. The Stapley home, where Steve Stapley & Sons 24 Hour Towing & Autobody is located, is now one of those stops. “It was our model Ts that brought them here,” said Carol Anne Stapley. EMC had rushed to their place of business upon learning of the visit by these two well-known TV celebrities. “They heard about us, just word-of-mouth,” said

Stapley, humble about the fact that the family is well known internationally with a reputation as collectors and restorers of brass era automobiles. Online they are described as a family of Ford Blue Bloods. Their three sons, Scott, Bryce and Kelly and their families are all involved with this passion for these automobiles. “They grew up around all of this,” Stapley told EMC. She and her husband are active in Model T Ford Club International as well as the Ontario Region.

They have set up a new chapter “trying to keep the young people involved.” The couple, married for 35 years, have always enjoyed their love affair with the Model T. They were married in a Model T, their eldest son came home from hospital in a model T and two of their sons both used Model Ts at their weddings. Stapley also has an antique shop on the property with everything from bikes to wagons, doll carriages to pedal cars. “We are open by chance or

by appointment,” she said. Typically the shop opens in the spring. But the day Canadian Pickers showed up they were definitely open for business. Media was not allowed to stay or take photos as the production company was filming. Everything is kept under wraps until the new season launches later this spring. “We had a good time. They are great people,” said Stapley. Her husband and their eldest son Scott are to be featured in the show. Please see “After” on page B7

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tion Society officers Norm Bastin and Dave Sharp, who outlined a plan to save the aging, historic maritime symbol. The Society is a non-

profit organization created in 2012 to repair and refurbish the second-oldest lighthouse in the province. Originally built from limestone in 1840, it was clad in

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is, when you get up close, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting to fall apart.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the problems we see in the immediate future is the amount of moisture trapped inside,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The priority for this year is to stop the deterioration by the humidity and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably a $10,000 to $15,000 fix. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our objectives are fairly straightforward. First, we want to evaluate the condition of the lighthouse and, for that, we have a lot of engineers willing to step forward. Next, we want to begin the steps that are required to stop any deterioration of that building, both from an internal and external point of view. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty aggressive but I think we can do it with a lot of help: by 2015, we want to restore the lighthouse to its former glory.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every city has its icon,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Brighton, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the lighthouse and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to preserve, our local heritage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bottom line is, what do we want? Do we want something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fully restored back to its original grandeur or do we want a pile of stones and a tripod stuck out at the point? We have a decision to make for our future generations.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;To do all that, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take a lot of funds,â&#x20AC;? Sharp explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be doing a lot of membership drives over

the next two years, holding raffles and a charity evening event as well as asking for donations. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also be looking for both corporate and government financial support.â&#x20AC;? They asked for municipal support in a number of ways: a link on the municipal web site to the Society web site, a letter of support, a donation and, working in conjunction with the Society, a Lighthouse Heritage Week. Deputy-mayor Craig Kerr asked if there were any estimates for the cost of the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking at other lighthouses that have had structure work done, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at in the range of $1 million, maybe a million-and-aquarter,â&#x20AC;? said Bastin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That would be the top figure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have an engineer who is coming to look at it at the beginning of April and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give us an idea of what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at for the restructuring of the lighthouse.â&#x20AC;? Despite being barely mentioned in the 20-year Presquâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ile Provincial Park Management Plan, issued in October 2000, Ministry of Natural Resources senior media relations officer Jolanta Kowalski said last November, in reply to questions asked by EMC newspapers, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The long-term protection of the lighthouse is Please see â&#x20AC;&#x153;Restorationâ&#x20AC;? on page B3

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Marshall and Wyatt Tebworth are usually found on a Bluegrass stage but traded in their fiddle and mandolin for a couple of sleds in the kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; race. Wyatt (r) came out on top this time. Photo: Terry Bush

Continued from page B1

Over $2,500 was divvied up in prize money among the racers. The shuttle service provided by Foleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bus Lines also worked well though many folks crammed the parking lots and sides of the highway to be closer to the action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an extremely busy day but well worth the effort,â&#x20AC;? said Steve

Thrower, one of the organizers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I firmly believe the community and surrounding areas had an opportunity to see what this type of event can offer. The economic impact will be felt in years to come as we move forward after our learning experience this year. Each and every non-profit group involved realizes the benefits this type of event will have for

their organization and the community.â&#x20AC;? A few changes will be made for next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be a bigger event planned for next year,â&#x20AC;? said Thrower. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a focus on fewer classes of snowmobiles as far as ccâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. And hopefully we do not get dumped on with snow at the last minute again,â&#x20AC;? he joked.

NHL type hockey net stolen from community rink EMC News - Castleton Northumberland Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were informed of a theft of a distinct hockey net from the Community Recreational Park on Cemetery Road in Castleton. The theft happened sometime on Tuesday, February 5. A witness observed a dark blue or black small pickup truck drive past his residence at approximately 11 p.m. on Pine Street with what he believed was a hockey net that was from the Community Park. The witness attended to the park ice rink area and

confirmed the theft and contacted OPP. An investigation was conducted and it was determined that a vehicle had entered the park. A Riley Manufacturing, 44-inch goal frame with six millimetre netting, red and white in colour hockey net was stolen. This is not something a person would typically go out to purchase for a driveway or backyard. The invoiced value of the net is $1,050.  There were two nets left at the rink. OPP are continuing to investigate. The Castleton Sports

Club is a community volunteer organization and raised funds to purchase a pair of regulation sized hockey nets for the community park ice rink from community donations. Anyone with information about this theft or the whereabouts of this item is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the local Brighton detachment at 1-613-475-1313 . Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Restoration a viable option Continued from page B2

important to the Ministry. Repairs to the lighthouse are evaluated annually and assigned a priority against other capital projects.â&#x20AC;? But she added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ministry is always open

to exploring partnerships; particularly for a project like this where there are a number of interests. We would encourage any groups that have interest in the care of the Presquâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ile lighthouse to contact the

park superintendent to explore partnership opportunities.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fantastic idea and I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a lot of folks who want to see this happen,â&#x20AC;? said Councillor Tom Rittwage.


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have suffered huge population losses in recent years. In British Columbia, for instance, there are not enough bees when blueberries are in flower to pollinate them.

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erything up.” There are also installations like Mission Bee Houses. Critically, the garden has to be pesticide-free. “There are lots of benign things we can do.” Some pollinator-friendly plants Higgs suggested include: For Spring, Canadian Columbine, blueberries, crocus, daffodils, day lilies, dandelions, foxglove, “all trees that flower in the spring are a great source for pollinators, sumac, tulips, willow bushes; Midseason, bee balm, black currant, black-eyed susan, butterfly weed, calendula, chives, geraniums, hollyhock, honeysuckle, lavender, lemon balm, milkweed, purple cone flower, carrots, squash, zucchini, cucumber, pumpkin, sunflowers, zinnias, lupin; Late season, aster, Blue Vervain, chicory, dandelions, Golden Rod, Joe Pye Weed, Sweet Autumn Clematis, thistle.

mist so I’m always hopeful that some way we’re going to get a handle on this. Everybody can do their part. If everybody who had property did as much as they could for pollinators that would be a huge help.” It’s as simple as planting things in your garden that attract pollinators. “We can offer what they need when they need it: food, water, shelter and protection from poisons. “Native plants will provide the best food source for native bees,” said Higgs noting that honey bees are not native but bumble bees are.” There are lots of herbs, flowers, fruits, vegetables that can be grown in our gardens to help bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, says Higgs. “Crocuses are absolutely the best plant you can grow if you want to attract pollinators,” she said. “They are one of the first flowers of spring. Daffodils are the same; day lilies are an absolutely wonderful source for pollinators.” Higgs even defended the hated dandelion: “Leave them as a food source for spring. “How about a deal, first two weeks in the spring and the last two weeks of the season?” she said with a laugh.

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EMC News - Hastings Local market gardener Joyce Higgs of Hastings spoke to a group of area residents last week about things they can do to attract important pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to their gardens. The actions of individuals can have a positive impact, she emphasised, while providing a good starter list of things they can grow to provide a healthy haven for pollinators. It’s important to provide water as well, something as simple as a shallow dish with pebbles that offer a landing place and to “leave a little bit of wilderness” in the garden. Ninety per cent of bees, for instance, live on the ground. All they need is a “little tiny corner of your garden.” “They need some bare earth out of the way [and] they will find it,” she said. “We don’t want to tidy ev-


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EMC News - Hastings - It isn’t all “doom and gloom,” says Hastings market gardener Joyce Higgs of the plight of pollinators that are an essential part of the food chain and the health of our environment. Still, it is “turning into a huge problem,” says Higgs, especially with bees, and continues to capture headline ink as biologists and naturalists warn about massive population decreases and what that means considering that 75 per cent of the food crop depends on pollinators like bees, monarch butterflies and hummingbirds, but also ants and beetles “which are less fun to look at.” “It’s really scary, the numbers are decreasing so much,” Higgs told the Northwest EMC before a presentation at the Victoria Street seniors’ apartment complex on how local gardeners can help pollinators. “A lot of people don’t understand how much we need pollinators,” she says. “There has been so much habitat degradation or fragmentation they really are at risk, the same with other species.” “It’s not a doom and gloom situation because there are things we can do as individuals as long as we realize these are pollinators and they need our help; there are things you can do on a personal level as a gardener to help.” The plight of bees (there are 800 species of native bees) is at the forefront. They are, Higgs stresses, “the most widespread and important pollinators” but they are under siege and



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Local businesswoman to appear on Dragonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Den By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Campbellford A Campbellford mother of two young children, who is also a teacher and savvy business woman, is making her mark this Sunday, February

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coached about 50 athletes. She ended that after four years when she gave birth to her first child. Her new company Kalika Baby Inc., is named after her two daughters, Kaylee, four and Danika, two. Miller holds the patent and Parr is the exclusive Canadian distributor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an experienced moth-

er of two girls I know that our product Baby BlowOut Blocker is the only product to relieve parents from the stress and mess of blowout surprises,â&#x20AC;? she said. Anyone who is a parent will know what that means. Sales of her product are already going well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know this is not a common place discussion,â&#x20AC;? she

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see the production of it you see how they do their finds,â&#x20AC;? said Steve Stapley.

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also be testing their picking skills in the UK, hoping their trip will pay off with some unique picks from across the pond. Co-Executive Producer Mary Swanhaus from Cineflix, spoke with EMC while on the road herself, from a stopover in New York City. She explained that the show is a partnership between the History Channel and Cineplex. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They [Cozens and

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SCOTT, Robert Arthur – July 2, 1939 – February 15, 2006 In loving memory of a dear father and husband who passed away 7 years ago. Since Heaven has become your home I always feel so alone. And though we are not far apart You will forever hold a piece in my heart. - Love always Eleanor, Rhonda, Diane, Rodger, Donald and your loving wife Marilyn

McAllister, Joseph Edward

Passed away suddenly at Hastings Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, February 10, 2013 in 77th year. Loving brother of Doreen Patten. Predeceased by parents Reginald and Evelyn McAllister, brother Arthur and sister Ann Marie. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Joe will be missed by his Pathways family home providers, Carol and Harold Hewitt of whom Joe has lived with for the last four years. Prior to this, Joe lived with Sharon and Leonard Coens for a number of years. Many will remember Joe from Prince Edward Heights. Joe will be sadly missed by his many friends in Marmora and Madoc and his house mates Brenda and Therecia. Cremation to take place. A service to follow at at later date. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the BURKE FUNERAL HOME (613 968-6968) 150 Church St., Belleville. CL416640

FORBES, Audrey Quietly entered into rest at the Belmont Long Term Care Facility with her family in attendance on Friday February 1st, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Al Forbes. Mother of Dave Forbes (Cathy). Loving grandmother of A.J. Also remembered by her brother-inlaw Larry Vasilak. Predeceased by her sister Mildred Vasilak, and brother Norm Taylor (Muriel). A celebration of life will be held at the STIRLING FUNERAL CHAPEL 87 James St., Stirling (613-395-2424) on Saturday February 16th, 2013 from 2-4p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences at


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you Thanks to many in our community:

Many thanks to the Volunteer Fire Fighters of AsphodelNorwood, Trent Hill’s and Havelock-Belmont-Methuen who answered the call and successfully extinguished a fire at our farm on Jan 31, 2013. Working cooperatively to fight the fire, you all demonstrated a level of professionalism and skill that is second to none. Your efforts to control and contain the fire ensured that we were able to keep the barn in production and the fire did not spread to neighbouring buildings which could have easily been a reality. Your performance on that cold, windy and snowy day was outstanding and for that we are extremely grateful. We would be remiss if we did not also mention the efforts of all the trade’s people that got the feeders running again, the water, heat, natural gas, and electricity operational again and who quickly constructed a temporary wall so that we could continue to operate from that barn. Remarkably no chickens were lost and this would not have been possible without your efforts. Our sincere thanks to Walsh Electric, Dan Van Bruinessen Construction, Glass Pac St. Jacob’s and Randy Gillingham Heating. Also thanks to all of the local businesses, neighbours and family that provided coffee and sandwiches throughout the day for the Firemen and support workers. Special thanks to all those friends and family who have called and visited offering their support, your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. Appreciation also goes to the HTM Insurance Company and Calvin Newman that responded with professional service that afternoon. Understanding coverage to value certainly is important at a time like this. A very special thank you to Sam Sampson and Ed Walsh for their very quick first response. Without your immediate action we know the end result would have been much worse. And we can’t say enough to thank you! The combined efforts of many people during this time of need was extraordinary and we feel very blessed for all that you have done for us.

McInroy, Brooke Marlayne Sept. 5, 1994 - Feb. 14, 2011

They say there is a reason, They say that time will heal. But neither time nor reason, Will change the way we feel. For no one knows the heartache, That lies beneath our smiles. No one knows how many times, We’ve broken down and cried. We want to tell you something, So there won’t be any doubt, You’re so wonderful to think of, But so hard to be without. Remembering you is easy We do it everyday. But missing you is heartache, That never goes away. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, But all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. These past two years have went by in a flash, But it still seems like yesterday. Love and miss you always, Mom, Dad, Brett, Grandma, Grandpa, Misty & Tigger (and all your cows)

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.

Scrap vehicles. Will pay $150+. Ray Brown’s Auto Fr ee and Light Duty Towing 613-394-3335 pickup




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‘WEDDING FAIRE’ on March 3, 2013 being held at the Belleville Fish & Game Club, 170 Elmwood Drive, Belleville from 11- 4. Grand prize of $500 plus other great prizes. Over 30 exhibitors. Everyone Welcome.

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BELLE 14 YRS OLD The family of Robert Tufts would like to invite you to a reception to honour Robert’s (Bob) 90th birthday Sunday Feb., 17/13, 2-4 p.m. at the Forrest Dennis Senior Citizen’s Centre 50 Grand Rd. Campbellford, ON

Saturday Night Fever! Killer 70’s classics & today’s hits! Staying Alive Dance Off & Prizes! February 23, Trenton Legion, top floor. Back entrance. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. 613-392-9850.


Happy 90 TH BiRTHday Robert Tufts

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Nyjer seed, 50 lbs., $44.95; Black oil sunflower, 40 lbs., $21.95; hardwood pellets, Cubex, $6.45; Ambience, $5.95. Campbellford, Madoc and Warkworth Farm Supply 705-653-4884. Rent the AquaMaster high efficiency water softener. Uses 80% less water and 75% less salt. Only available at Water Source 613-968-6256. Stove Pellets, 40 lbs bags, $4.75 per bag plus HST. Low Ash/moisture, high BTU. or 613-847-5457

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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.

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Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria Show at the Lyndhurst Legion. Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, 9 am-3 pm. Halfway between Kingston and Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 to 33, follow 33 to the Legion. Admission $5.00. Ladies and accompanied children under 16 free. Buy/sell/trade. Firearms, ammunition, knives, military antiques, hunting gear & fishing tackle. For show info and table inquiries call John (613)928-2382, All firearm laws are to be obeyed, trigger locks are required.

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. Fast cash for reasonably priced real estate of all types. Call us for free evaluation and consultation. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Local retiree will pay cash for cottage, farm or house for winter renovation. Call 613-326-0599.


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Spacious 1 bedroom with private entrance. Fridge, stove and water included. $650/mth + heat and hydro.

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.

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1 bedroom apt. Laundry facilities. Utilities included. No parking. $695; 2 bedroom row house. 60-1/2 West Moira St. Belleville. $750 plus utilities. 613-966-4471, 613-970-1932. 2 Bedroom Apartments, in quiet, spacious senior residential building at Downtown Trenton (across Metro). All inclusive: 2 bedroom $890/month. Senior discount, non-smoking, no pets. Call 613-922-5528. 2 bedroom apt, totally renovated. $825/month includes heat and water. First and last. Close to amenities. Avail now. 613-967-1251. 2 bedroom luxury apt. Lots of closets. Close to shopping. Laundry facilities. Ideal for seniors. 153 North Park St., Belleville. 613-966-4471, 613-970-1932. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY in Frankford. 1 bdrm seniors apt. Must be 65 or over. H & H Incl. Non Smoking $625/mth 613-398-1036


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Marmora- large furnished private room, large common area with cooking facilities, satellite, $525/mth. 1 block from all amenities. Prefer senior on fixed income or steady income person. 613-472-1697 ask for Alex. Need a home? Call the Hastings Housing Resource Centre. Services offered in Belleville, Quinte West, North and Centre Hastings. (613)969-1748. Warkworth, 1 bedroom apt. in clean quiet building, Main St. Available now. Suitable for 1 person. No pets. $550/mth. plus hydro. First/last required. 905-259-0631, 905-623-9482.

Buyer waiting for acreage with or without buildings for top cash price. Call us for free evaluation. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. No RISK program. STOP Mortgage and Maintenance payments today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us NOW. We can help! 1-888-356-5248

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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.

Havelock- Quiet, convenient location. Spacious 1 bdrm on ground level, $690/mth. Includes parking laundry available. Call Ken 705-778-5442.

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Madoc, 3 bedroom house on quiet street, large treed lot, nice and tidy home, close to downtown. Perfect for small family or retired couple. $950/month. 519-735-1915,

Bachelor apartment, separate bathroom and kitchen with walk-out patio. Heat, hydro, cable included. $525/month. Plainfield area. 613-477-3377.

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HORSE BOARDING 5 min from Belleville. Rubber matted box stalls, heated feed/tack room, nylon electo braid fence, daily turn out in hay/grass paddocks. Hay and shavings included. Outdoor board is $220/mth. Indoor board is $260/mth. Call Brian at 613-848-4850


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Airless spray painting, roofs & sides, steel roofs repairs. 5 & 6” seamless eavestrough, soffit, facia, gutterguard installed or delivered. Free estimates. 1(877)490-9914.

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.


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Wanted: Standing timber, mature hard/softwood. Also wanted, natural stone, cubicle or flat, any size. 613-968-5182.

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


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TrenTon WesT side 2 bedroom apt, close to school and downtown. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro & water included. $825.

Standing timber, hard maple, soft maple, ash, red and white oak, etc. Quality workmanship guaranteed. (613)847-1665.

Good selection of purebred Charolais bulls, 1 and 2 year olds. Pick Sire now, delivery when required. 613-275-2930.




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Old military helmets, badges, medals, equipment and souvenirs etc from WW1-2. Also RCAF items from 50s-60s. Call (613)966-7775. Leave message.

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


Number one hardwood log length firewood for sale. $1050/truck load or $2000/truck and trailer. Tax & delivery included. (613)771-0345.

Old Guns Wanted - Cash paid for your old guns working or not. Also buying firearm parts, ammunition. Fully licenced, able to handle restricteds/pistols. Will pick-up. Call, email or text. 613-743-5611 Jason.

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Wanted- old railway lanterns. GTR, K&P, etc., glass telegraph insulators, threadless/push-on types. Also brass railway padlocks. Alan 613-549-3444.


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Degree/Diploma. Applicant must have excellent computer and interpersonal skills. Position is full-time Monday to Friday and starting wage will be from $12-$15 per hour.


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EMC Classifieds Get Results! Trent Hills Family Health Team, a dynamic, progressive and collaborative team of health professionals, delivers primary health care, programs and services to approximately 16,700 patients in the Municipality of Trent Hills and adjacent areas. Its vision is to be a leader in the provision of comprehensive rural primary care through an integrated team of caring professionals.

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Currently, THFHT has a vacancy for a qualified Social Worker who is available to work 3 days per week. Working within the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the job incumbent will be responsible for the planning, coordination and delivery of social services to individuals, couples, families and groups. Working in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, he/she will use ecosystems and strengths-based perspectives to assist patients in reaching optimal health. Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team in a health care setting preferred. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with education and experience and comprehensive benefit plan. Interested candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume, by regular mail or email, no later than February 20, 4:00 pm, to:

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Part time, experienced Pharmacy Assistant or Registered Technician required for busy pharmacy. Must be able to multi-task, provide excellent customer service, and have flexible availability (incl. weekends). Experience on Nexxys system, dispensing medication (including methodone) required. Must have strong communication skills, detail oriented, and work well under pressure. Apply via email: or by fax 705-6531355


Monique Bourdages Human Resources Advisor Trent Hills Family Health Team 119 Isabella St., Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Email:

needed for Belleville/Trenton Courier Service. Must have own vehicle. Call Tues. To Fri. 8 am - 2 pm. 613-392-5585 or 613-967-5941






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A certified cheque or a bid bond or other security acceptable to the City of Belleville in the amount stipulated in the Proposal document must accompany each bid. The successful bidder must provide a 100% performance Bond upon execution of the Contract Agreement. The lowest or any proposal or any part of any proposal not necessarily accepted. City Project Contact: Mr. Pat McNulty Manager of Transportation Tel. (613) 967-3200 ext. 3319 Email:

Proposal Document Contact: Yasmina Jamal Purchasing Supervisor Phone: (613) 967-3200 ext. 3203/3301 Email:


The City of Belleville is seeking a solution for parking enforcement in the City. The solution is to include the supply of parking enforcement officers to perform duties as required for enforcement in respect of parking infractions under Part II of the Provincial Offences Act, as may be amended from time to time, under the by-laws of the Corporation and other duties relating to parking on roadways and other property under the Corporation’s jurisdiction.

Proposal submissions properly endorsed and sealed in the envelope using the submission label provided for the purpose and clearly marked as to contents, will be received by the Purchasing Services, Finance Dept. First Floor, City Hall, 169 Front Street, Belleville, ON K8N 2Y8 until 1:00 p.m. local time on Monday, February 25, 2013.

The lowest or any Proposal or any part accepted. City Contact: Matt MacDonald Deputy City Clerk Tel. 613-967-3256

of any Proposal not necessarily Proposal Document Contact: Yasmina Jamal Purchasing Supervisor Tel 613-967-3200 Ext 3301/3203

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We thank all applicants, however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.




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Hardware/Building Supply Store Manager. Full time. Excellent opportunity for an outgoing person. Based in Iqaluit Nunavut. We are seeking an self motivated individual, with experience working in a retail building supply store. with the ability to merchandize, and deal with tradesmen. We offer an attractive wage and accommodations. E-mail resume to


Trenton; exceptional value in clean 1 owner 1200 sq.ft. vacant bungalow and garage on 198’ treed lot. Appliances included. $125,000. Motivated seller. $5,600 down OAC. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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Applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2013 and directed to: Trenval Business Development Corporation Attention: Chairman of the Board 284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd., PO Box 610 Belleville, ON K8N 5B3

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• Post-secondary degree/diploma in a business-related field of study; strong knowledge of accounting and financial management is desirable; • Proven record of progressive management experience in either (or both) a private and public sector environment; • Proficient verbal and written communication skills; • A good knowledge of the Trenval community, its socio-economic challenges and opportunities • Familiarity with the Community Futures Program

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

Auctioneer: Allen McGrath

AUCTION THURSDAY, FEB. 14TH @ 6:00PM Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Selling household furnishings, some antiques, collectables, china, glass, household articles, some tools, tool boxes, pictures, prints, artwork, another brand new 4000 lbs pressure washer, powered by 65 HP gas engine, heated by diesel fuel with 12 volt available, note this washer same as last one, not a toy, a H.D. commercial grade made in Canada still on original packing crate from manufacturer, nice round oak table with 4 chairs, newly new single bed, nice small bed sofa, leather chair and foot stool, occasional chairs, occasional tables, recliner chair, selection dressers, chests of drawers, plus more, 3 Royal Doulton figurines, nice Beswick horse, plus more to be unpacked. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. Gary E. Warners Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS.

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Trenval Business Development Corporation is a federally-funded organization whose mission is to support small business in Quinte West, Belleville, Stirling/Rawdon, Tyendinaga and Deseronto. Through its delivery of business information, counselling and lending services, it engages aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in their attempts to start and to grow their business, creating jobs in the process.



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

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


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

House/office cleaning and errand services available. Madoc/Tweed/Marmora/Stirling area. Flexible hours. Responsible and thorough. Call for estimate. 613-473-1550.


AUCTION SALE ESTATE OF RUTH BAILEY 413 CANNIFTON ROAD NORTH, BELLEVILLE, ONT. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD AT 11:00 AM 1/2 mile NORTH of 401 Highway on Cannifton Road North. Antique faux finish washstand and chest of drawers, antique walnut glass front display cabinet antique smoker stand, Ginger bread clock, walnut magazine table, walnut bedroom furniture, walnut dining table, Pride electric lift chair, antique oak dining chairs, antique oak office chair, child¹s table and chair, Frigidaire upright freezer like new; Frigidaire refrigerator like new; Frigidaire automatic washer, Kenmore dryer, Samsung TV, oil lamp, flo blue platter, vintage china and glassware¹s, vintage belt massasger, garden tools, hand tools, 80 lb milk can, aluminum extension ladder, Craftsman 6 hp snow blower needs repair, numerous other articles. VEHICLE 1982 Ford Granada 4 door car with automatic transmission, 6 cyl running condition- sells as is. TERMS - CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082


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.

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.



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BELLEVILLE Emmaus Cancer Support Group Monday, February 18, 7:00 p.m. at Hastings Park Bible Church, 36 Harder Dr., Belleville. Open to anyone coping with cancer, their family members and/or caregivers. Info: Sandy at 613-922-5804 or Judy at 613-962-9628 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, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 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 Family Concert “Head in the Clouds”, Saturday, February 16, 11:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Gallery 1, Belleville Public Library. Tickets: $5 (under age 2-free) available at the Children’s Youth and Readers’ Advisory Services. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 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 Quinte Amateur Radio Club meeting, Wed. Feb. 20, 7:30pm, Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Rm P24. Guest speaker Dave Ward, VE3BIP, giving a presentation on the Tyendinaga Mohawks’ “Fiber To The Home” project. Info: www. Everyone welcome. 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. Info: or telephone 613-966-9427. The Canadian Power and Sail (CPS) Bay of Quinte Squadron Speakers’ Night: “Rum Running in Prince Edward County and Area”, Thursday, February 21, Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, Victoria Park, Belleville, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, with noted author C.W. (Bill) Hunt. Admission is $5.00 at the door. Giant Fishing Show, Belleville Fish & Game Club, 170 Elmwood Dr, Belleville, Sunday, March 17, 10 to 2. Everyone welcome. Vendors call 613-472-1228 for info. 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. The John M. Parrott Art Gallery life drawing program, February 21, 2-4 pm. (note time change). The Drawing Room offers non-instructional studio sessions of a draped model. Info: 613-968-6731 x 2240, 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. 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. MARCH 1-3, Belleville Downtown

DocFest 2nd Annual International Documentary Film Festival. Festival passes and tickets available through The Empire Theatre: or 613-9690099. Film selection, schedule and ticket outlets: Tuesday, February 19: Hastings County Historical Society Presents: Local author, Paul Kirby, speaking on his new book, Mary Aylward. 7:30 p.m., Quinte Living Centre, 370 Front St. www. Brunch & Bake Sale Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Westminster United Church, 1199 WallbridgeLoyalist Rd. Saturday, February 16, 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Adults $8 or 2 for $15, children 6-12 $4 and children under 6 Free. Ticket reservations: 613-968-4304 or purchase at the door. 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. Gilead Hall euchre on Bronk Rd., every other Tuesday evening from 7:15 to 10:00; next euchre February 19. All welcome. For more info call Fern at 613-969-9262. National Cupcake Day for Humane Society, Sat, Feb 16 11am-3pm, Pet Valu Belleville, Bell Tower Plaza. Cupcakes for sale by donation. Dog friendly pupcakes. Hot beverages. Low cost microchips. theQLDN for full details. Trillium 2000 Seniors Club, 75 St. Paul St., Belleville. Tuesday: cribbage; Wednesday: euchre; Thursday: carpet bowling and shuffle-

board; Friday: darts. Cribbage 3rd Sunday every month. All start at 1 p.m. Open to seniors 50+. Canadian Federation of University Women Belleville & District: February 21, St. Thomas Anglican Church Hall, 201 Church St., Belleville. Social 6:30 pm; Meeting 7:00pm. Speaker: Jeanette Arsenault, Canadian singer/song writer. A visual, musical and storytelling presentation.

Blood Pressure Clinic, Feb. 15 2013 at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 1-4pm, Room 249 2nd Floor. All Welcome.

Eastminster United Church presents Andy Forgie followed by a meet and greet. February 20, 7pm. Admission is free. 432 Bridge St E, Belleville. Info: 613969-5212.

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.

Celebrate Black History Month with Canadian author Horane Smith, Belleville Public Library, 6:30 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 21.

St. John’s United Church Indoor Walking Program, Tuesday & Friday 10-11am, 50 Bridge St. W., Campbellford. Free admission. Please bring clean shoes. For info 705-653-2283

BRIGHTON Gerry and Faye Open Mike and Dance, first and third Wednesday of the month, Masonic Lodge, 157 Main St. Brighton. 7 p.m. 613475-8847. Brighton Drum Circle welcomes experienced and novice drummers every second Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy the power and mystery of rhythm. Info:

CAMPBELLFORD Campbellford Senior Citizens Club, 55 Grand Road. Weekly events: Monday: 1:30 pm Bridge. Tuesday 1:00 pm Euchre, 7:30 pm Bid Euchre. Wednesday 1:30 pm Euchre. Thursday 1:30 pm Shuffleboard. Friday 1:30 pm, Cribbage, 7:30 pm Euchre. Northumberland Cares for Children provides an opportunity

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to discuss your child’s development, speech and behaviour, Tuesdays, 1-2 pm in the library at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, 35 Centre Street, Campbellford. All families welcome. Info: Cheryl 1-866-218-1427.

Friday, Feb.15, 6pm, Roast Beef Dinner, Odd Fellows Hall, 240 Victoria St., Campbellford. Price $12.50 Adults, $6 children under 8. Wheel chair accessible. For tickets contact: 705-650-0072 or 705-653-3600 Senior Citizens Heart and Stroke Annual Euchre Party, Feb 16, 7:30 p.m. at the Forrest Dennis Seniors Centre, Campbellford. $4 to play includes euchre, lunch and prizes Bid Euchre Tournament Sat. Feb 16, 1:00 p.m. Lunch at 12:00 p.m. Campbellforfd Seniors, 55 Grand Rd, Campbellford. Everyone welcome. Friday, February 15, Tupperware Fundraiser at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, Auxiliary Room, between 9 am and 4 pm.

on Family Day to “Celebrate Friendship and Stand Tall!”, an anti-bullying themed performance. Aron Theatre, 2 p.m. Wear pink or purple for a chance to win a prize. Advance tickets $5 or $7 at the door. Available at the Aron Theatre, Kerr’s Corner Books, and The Grindhouse Café. People Advocating Cannabis Education Series presents the documentary AkA Tommy Chong, the real life story of the arrest and conviction of Tommy Chong for selling bongs in the USA. Friday February 15, 7pm Green Tree Eco Hydroponics in Roseneath, Sunday February 17 at 1pm Grindhouse Cafe Campbellford . Free Admission and Cafe food available. Open discussion and live video Skype interview follows.

CODRINGTON Codrington Community Centre, 3rd Wednesday of month, Codrington Seniors’ Group meets at noon for a Pot Luck lunch.

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 presents: Books to Go, an early literacy based program. Wednesdays from 11:00 am to noon, Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St. Info: Cheryl, 1-866-2181427. Continued on page B14

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WELL SERVICING/WORKOVER RIG HAND POSITIONS If you are an experienced Floorhand, Derrickhand, Driller/Operator or Rig Manager, we have exciting career opportunities for you! With over 100 rigs in Alberta, we have one of the largest fleets in Canada with regional offices in Grande Prairie, Whitecourt, Acheson, Cold Lake, Lloydminster, Blackfalds and Drayton Valley. We offer a *Fly-in/Fly-out program, along with accommodations (or living allowance) when working in remote locations. *Floorhands must have one year of well servicing experience in order to qualify for the Fly-in/Fly-Out Program. Tervita is a North American leader in environmental and energy services. For more information or to apply online, please visit our website at: PYRAMID CORPORATION is now h i r i n g ! I n s t r u m e n t Te c h n i c i a n s and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: or fax 780-955-HIRE. EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email:

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ELDORADO Monthly Crokinole party on Friday, February 15, 8:00 pm. Please bring a friend and lunch. Everyone welcome. Info: 613473-2166

FOXBORO Winter Gospel Sing, Feb 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 513 Ashley St. Foxboro. Everyone welcome,

FRANKFORD B.I.G. Q Boomers Interest Group of Quinte. Guest speakers and refreshments. Planning, Investing and Tax Tips, Mary Robertson CFP, EPC, FDS. Wednesday, February 20, 7-9pm. $5 per person at the back door. Stockdale United Church Sunday Worship Service and Sunday School at Frankford United Church 10:30 am. All are Welcome!

GRAFTON Sunday, February 17, Stoney and the Sundance Band Open Mic Jamboree. Grafton Legion Sunday, Hwy #2. 1-5 pm. Bar and lunch.

HASTINGS “Fine Free February” - Return any overdue items to any branch of the Trent Hills Library: Campbellford, Hastings and Warkworth during February - no questions asked, no overdue fines Toy Lending Van. Tuesday, February 19, 9:00 - 10:00 am. A free service where parents and caregivers can borrow toys, videos or choose from a selection of parenting books. Hastings Early Years Centre

HAVELOCK Havelock Legion Meat draws, every Sat. 3 pm. Sunday Crib Tornaments every Sunday at 1 pm $10 per team. Everyone welcome. Bingo every Wednesday night at Havelock Community Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early birds 7:00 p.m., regular start 7:30 p.m. Info: Lion John at 705 778 7362. 5th Annual Havelock TEACH Centre Soup and Dessert Competition, 2-4p.m., February 18. Also,1p.m. for a free family skate. For info: 705 778 7873 Traditional Country Music Jam Sessions, Havelock Ol’ Town Hall, every Wednesday.. Doors open at 12:00, Music at 1:00. Musicians and visitors welcome

MADOC Royal Canadian Legion Br 363 Madoc has mixed darts every Thursday night 7.30. Everyone invited Madoc Blood Pressure Clinic: Wednesday, Feb 20. 47 Wellington St, Seniors Building Common Room from 9-11:30 am. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Fund-Raising Fashion Show “It’s a Spring Thing “ for Guys and Gals! February 21, Kiwanis Hall, St. Lawrence St. E., Madoc. Cocktails, tea/coffee and sweets at 6:30 pm. Benefit for Central Hastings Support Network . Tickets $15, available at CHSN, Barley Pub, Kim’s Collectables or call 613-473-5255. Snow date - Feb.22 Caregiver of Family member with Memory Loss Group meets every 3rd Wed. of month at Madoc Arts Centre at 9:30am. Contact 613-

395-5018 for more information. BADMINTON every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m., Centre Hastings Secondary School. Info: Terry at 613-473-5662 Sunday, Feb 17, Valentine’s Day Luncheon, Madoc Trinity. Salads, sweet & sour chicken, and rolls. Free will offering proceeds will go towards the automatic door openers on the ramp entrance.

MARMORA Fridays, 1:30 p.m., Marmora Seniors’ Euchre Parties, William Shannon Room. Drop-in Memory Loss Information sessions meets every 3rd Thurs. of month at Marmora Caressant Care Retirement Home at 1pm. Info 613-395-5018 Marmora Legion Bingo, Monday, 7pm. Prize money for the regular games has been increased. “Winner Take all” game.

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.

meetings, February 19, 1pm, King Street United Church, Trenton. February guest speaker is Lisa from the “Stitch Witch” with a trunk show. The Trenton & District Old Tyme Fiddlers party Sunday, Feb 17, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 110, 20 Quinte St., Trenton, 1-5 pm. Dancing, Open Mic. Everyone welcome. Trenton Horticultural Society & Garden Club General Meeting Thursday February 21, 7 pm, Grace United Church, 85 Dundas St. E. Trenton. “Starting Tomato Plants for Maximum Growth”. No Charge. Everyone welcome. Info: Joan 613-392-2572 or Trenton High School Open House, Thursday, February 21, 6-8 pm, for parents of Grade 8 students. Dinner served at 6pm in the cafeteria with a formal presentation in the auditorium to follow. Please RSVP: 613-392-1227 Saturday, February 16, Quinte Branch Ontario Genealogical Society meets at 1pm, Quinte West City Hall Council Chambers, 7 Creswell Dr, Trenton. Guest speaker

Rick Roberts, GlobalGenealogy. com In. Free Admission Toastmasters International, Trenton Library. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6:30pm to 8:00. New members are most welcome. Guests are 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. Tuesday, February 19, Join our Bridge Club at the Tweed Public Library, 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m. Wednesday, February 20, Financial Literacy Workshop, 1:00-3:00p.m., Tweed Public Library. Run through Community Employment Services. Tweed Public Library is offering free computer/Internet instruction. Sign up today! Canada Blooms/National Home Show Bus Trip, Friday March 15. $55 includes coach and admission. Departs from Tweed and Belleville. Call 613-478-6850 to book a seat. Sponsored by Tweed

& District Horticultural Society. Bid Euchre Tournament 3rd Sunday of the month at Actinolite Recreation Hall 1 p.m. Lunch available. St. John’s United Church, Tweed, Winter Coffee House, Friday, Feb. 15, 7-9 pm. $6 at the door. Great music, tea, coffee and snacks.

TYENDINAGA Saturday, February 16, Stoney and the Sundance with special guest. Tyendinaga Orange Hall. 8pm-12am. Bar and lunch Melrose Diner’s club Held once a month on the 3rd Thursday at Tyendinaga Township Community Hall 12 noon. Meals on Wheels, Deseronto: Tuesday through Friday a hot meal delivered to your door around noon, for more information call 613-396-6591 If you enjoy chatting, reading, going for short walks or going for coffee, becoming a Volunteer Visitor might be for you. All you have to do is set aside an hour a week. Please call us at: (613) 969-0130.

WARKWORTH Olivia Rapos and The Bay City Trio will be performing at a Valentine’s jazz celebration, Saturday, February 16, 7 p.m., Warkworth Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets $10 available at On the Side, Warkworth; Kerr’s Corner Books Campbellford; and Fiddlehead Sound 705-924-9152. PSYCHIC TEA, Feb. 16, 10 am - 4 pm, Masonic Hall, County Rd 29, Warkworth. Readings, Chair Massage, Energy Healing and more. Everyone welcome. Warkworth Legion: February 15 Karaoke with John Coburn 9 pm - 1 am. February 16 Euchre tournament, register noon, play at 1. February 20 Bid Euchre play at 1:30. February 21 dart league, 7:30. All welcome Warkworth Library Story Hour, every Saturday at 10:30 am. 3 - 6 year olds

Have a non-profit event? Email Deadline is Mondays at 3 p.m. Please note: Ads may be edited or omitted as space permits

Norwood Legion Events: Feb 14: Meat Draws, 5 pm. Weekly Draws every Friday, 5 pm. Feb.15, 9 pm, Karaoke night. Shuttle service is available within a 10 km radius of the Legion, $10.00 per couple. Call 705 639-2374 to arrange a pick up. Feb 16: Jerry Butler & The Blu-J’s bluegrass band, 7:30 pm. $20.00 in advance, $22.00 at the door. Feb 18: Family Day Fun Fair and Craft Sale. All children’s events free, $2.00 lunch per child. 10 am-4 pm

P.E. COUNTY Zumba Classes, Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 pm. $8.00 each class. Ameliasburgh Town Hall Consecon Legion: Mixed Dart Tournament Saturday Feb 16 (2 men 2 women) Teams & Doubles, first16 teams to register. Cost $20 team. Sunday Feb 17: Bid Euchre 1 pm Cost $5. Pork supper, 4 pm. Cost $12. Everyone Welcome Annual meeting of Seventh Town Historical Society, Saturday, February 16, 1:30 pm, Ameliasburg Community Hall, 13 Coleman St. Speaker: Shirley Stone, Historian. Topic: “Six Men on a Nickel”. Early bird draw. Refreshments served.

STIRLING Early Stage Memory Loss support group meets every 3rd Wed. of month at Stirling Rotary Train Station at 2pm. Contact 613-3955018 for more information. Saturday, February 16, 2pm: the story of The Elves, The Shoemaker and His Wife. All Seats $8. 613-395-2100 or Stirling Horticultural Society General meeting, February 18, 7 pm, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Mill St, Stirling. All visitors and new members welcomed

TRENTON Trenton Memorial Hospital. New fashion wear and accessories at our gift shop. New stock arrives weekly. Spend more than $50 and your $4 parking ticket will be refunded. Gift Shop hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Contact: 613 392 2540 ext.5449 The Trent Valley Quilters’ Quild

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