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EMC Sports - Marmora The frozen surface of Crowe Lake in the area of Booster Park, was the site of the second annual Snowmobile Ice Drag Racing event sponsored by members of the Marmora Firefighters’ Association. Track preparation involved many hours over the course of a few days for a large number of volunteers who saw that conditions on the 660-foot speedway, as well as the staging and viewing areas, were up to expectations. Their efforts were rewarded when approximately 100 sledders arrived from Ontario and Quebec and into the United States to test the mettle of both man and machine. Hundreds more gathered along the track on a pleasant afternoon to watch as one race after another resulted in excitement for both drivers and spectators as the sleds hurtled along the track gathering speed and generating the distinctive highpitched sounds only snowmobiles can make. Race classes included chisel/ice pick, stock, improved stock, trail stud, modified and vintage, for machines dating back at least as far as 1987. As Jeff Bonter said at the conclusion of the drivers’ meeting, “We want a good race and a lot of fun.” It appeared everyone did just that, with lots of activity for both drivers and observers, many of whom enjoyed a snack or a warming drink from the food booths which included Duffer’s chip wagon from Tweed, Please see “Drag” on page 3

Cody Lalonde, Ian Legault (whose dad was one of the competitors) and Ty Lalonde, travelled from Embrun, east of Ottawa, to watch the races. The hungry trio made a stop at the chip wagon where they purchased hot dogs, then went back out on the ice where all the action was, to enjoy their afternoon snack. Photo: Judy Backus

Winter derby draws hundreds of crash fans

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EMC Events - Stirling With a history of wrecking vehicles during the annual fall fair’s demolition derbies, the Stirling Agricultural Society this year opted for a chillier choice, hosting a first-ever Snow Derby before the end of winter.

Crowds of about 600 filled three sets of bleachers along the edge of the fairgrounds horse ring last Saturday afternoon where more than 40 cars and trucks battled for survival in a series of heats, many ending in clouds of smoke and steam, much to the delight of spectators.

Agricultural Society President Jason Detlor says the derbies are a popular staple at the fair each year, consistently drawing well in excess of 1,000 people, and organizers were hopeful a winter edition would attract a hearty group of spectators as well.

And as the vehicles began to arrive at the fairgrounds parking lot in a parade of trailers, volunteer parking attendants were at the gates directing traffic while others busily prepared chili in the food booth. With clear skies overhead and temperatures hovering around the freez-

ing mark, agricultural society officials were pleased with the response to the winter event as the crowds began to fill the stands. Tractors and loaders had cleared the ring of snow, set up an inner ring of concrete barriers and waited on Please see “Winter on page 2

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standby as the entrants lined up for the afternoon clashes that saw divisions for various passenger vehicles from small cars to pickup trucks and vans.

“We’re pretty happy with it,” Detlor said midway through the event, noting the crowds came out and the weather offered its full co-operation. And while officials are considering a repeat

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performance, he says, it will depend on the final numbers whether or not a second Snow Smash will be forthcoming. “We’ll have to wait and see,” he says. Derby marshals kept an eye on the action, as wheels spun and engines screamed, with emergency crews close at hand. Most agreed the icy conditions made for a quicker and slicker kind of derby requiring  some slightly different driving skills, but in the end it was all about putting the pedal to the metal in an attempt to be the last car running. Throughout the afternoon and during breaks in the action,  volunteers in the food booth were kept busy serving chili to a steady flow of spectators and derby participants alike. Crews from the StirlingRawdon Fire Department were also on hand throughout the event, providing their support and dousing a small engine fire along the way. The Agricultural Society

is currently preparing for another first as well. The fairgrounds will become a more organized collection of cars and parts when the

Society’s Annual Flea Market takes over the space May 4 and 5. The automotive flea market has been a regular spring event here

and when organizers opted to move the show, Stirling Agricultural Society officials vowed to keep the vendors here.

There was plenty of action at the fairgrounds last weekend as spectators arrived by the hundreds to get a look at Stirling’s first winter demolition derby. The event was organized by the Stirling Agricultural Society.


There were plenty of hits during the weekend Snow Derby, hosted by the Stirling Agricultural Society, where dozens of cars and trucks were driven into the ground. Others will live on to crash another day.

Residents question a proposed increase By Judy Backus

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Following the races, participants headed to the community centre for a banquet and the presentation of prizes, including gift certificates, skiis and a sled chassis, with total values of approximately $5,000, all of which had been donated by dozens of sponsors from Marmora and beyond. Net proceeds from the gate will be used by the fire department to purchase new equipment. Scott Broadbent, a

member of the Fire Department, who spent the afternoon in the registration trailer, commented on the success of the event. “It’s a great turnout to get people from the States and Quebec. Everybody is commenting on how well it is run.” He went on to express thanks to all the sponsors and the public who made the races the success they were, concluding, “It’s nice to see the sport in the community.”


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EMC News - Marmora Mike O’Connor, representing Joyce Herman, the resident at 18 Main Street, appeared before council on February 19 regarding a two-month water bill, received by the latter, which was considerably higher than the norm. It represented 194 per cent of the water bills she had received “for the last 14 months combined.” The bill in question showed usage of 158.5 cubic metres, whereas previous bills had indicated that for similar time periods, only 11 had been consumed. Upon receiving the bill, Herman contacted the municipality after which staff arrived to examine the system. No obvious leaks were detected, a portion of the meter was replaced and another reading taken. The piping, both under and within the house was checked and no leakage was found. O’Connor, in reference to the toilets in the house, said that if they had been at fault, a leakage of that enormity would have drenched the carpets and this was not the case. O’Connor concluded that if there was no leakage at the house, the problem had to lie with the meter. He stated, “194 per cent is beyond belief—even though it is winter in Canada,” then went on to suggest that the bill be held in abeyance until the matter was further investigated. Reeve Terry Clemens, who said it was not the first time such a problem had occurred within the municipality, expressed an assurance that Mrs. Herman’s water would not be cut off if the full amount wasn’t paid by the deadline, but suggested that she attend the municipal office to make arrangements until a “full and complete investigation” had taken place.

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SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by the Township Office Staff at 14 Demorest Rd, Stirling, Ontario, K0K 3E0 until 1:00 p.m. local time on THURSDAY, MARCH 21st, 2013 Addressed to the attention of: Tawnya Donald, Deputy Clerk Late submissions will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be considered. In general, the purpose of this project is to complete Engineering Services including the detailed design and related consulting work of the Church Street Reconstruction project; the section will consist of approximately 1.0 km of two lane residential roadway and all designated underground infrastructure between North Street and Campbellford Road in the Village of Stirling. Bid packages may be obtained for a non-refundable fee of twenty ($20.00) dollars from the following office during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday: Township Municipal Office 14 Demorest Rd. Stirling, ON K0K 3E0 Please ensure that you register your company’s name and contact details in order to receive any addenda that may be issued. Contact: Tawnya Donald, Deputy Clerk at 613-395-3380 if you have any questions about this process. Firms may view the ‘Document Takers List’ for this RFP by going to then follow the web site links from News & Notices to Tenders/ Proposals to the file posted below the RFP advertising number BP-13-02. General inquiries: Technical inquiries: Tawnya Donald Charles Croll C.E.T. Deputy Clerk Public Works Department Phone: 613-395-3380 Phone (613) 395-1241 Email: Fax (613) 395-6012 Email:


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Council appoints a new clerk-administrator EMC News - Stirling - Mayor Rodney Cooney is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Croll as the Township of Stirling-Rawdon’s new Clerk-Administrator/ Public Works Manager effective March 4, 2013. Mr. Croll has been the Public Works Manager for the Township since May 2012. He is a qualified Civil Engineering Technologist and has demonstrated capability in project management and contract administration. Looking to the future council is confident that this innovative move to appoint one person to manage both the Administration and Public Works Departments will enhance the team work approach to services, improve communication and be fiscally responsible to the taxpayers of the Township of Stirling-Rawdon.


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council to enter a team or teams. “The winning foursome will win a great big trophy!” he promised. “We had 16 teams last year,” said Giguere. “We’ll take 18. We’ll take 36! Come on out and show the way. Put together any kind of foursome you wish.” Deputy-mayor Brian Treanor was chairing the Tweed council for vacationing Mayor Joanne Albert. “We’ll get you one team, maybe two,” said Trainor. Giguere explained that the cost is $400 per team of four and any group may sponsor

AND FURTHER THAT, before passing the said by-law, the Municipal Council shall on 27th day of March, 2013 hold a meeting, at the Municipal Office at 7 Furnace Street, in Madoc, Ontario to hear any person or persons or their counsel, solicitor or agent, any person who claims that they are prejudicially affected by the said by-law and who applies to be heard. Notice of the proposed by-law is being published pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. 2001, c. 25, S. 34(1).

A group of Marmora and Lake firefighters received recognition for having served 25 years and more. Scott Broadbent has been a local firefighter for the past 25 years, Randy Vilneff has served for 35 years, as have Deputy Fire Chief, Bob Murphy and Chief, Tony Brownson. Jeff Bonter, who has been with the department for 30 years, was absent at the time the photo was taken. Photo; Judy Backus

a hole for an additional $50. Charitable receipts will be issued to each team player for a portion of the registration fee. The entrance fee includes a steak dinner and the chance at many prizes. Teams will play 18 holes of golf in a cart-scramble format. “We’re hoping to make it quite an event,” said Giguere. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.” For more information visit the TAAC web site at <> or call Bob Giguere at 613478-1343.

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The Township of Stirling-Rawdon is formulating a plan for the installation of water meters in the Village of Stirling for those homes and commercial establishments served by the Municipal Water System. As part of the proposed plan, the Township of Stirling-Rawdon wishes to engage the services of a LICENSED CARPENTER to provide carpentry services for homes and commercial establishments that have existing finished areas where the water meters are to be located. Therefore, the Township of Stirling-Rawdon is inviting perspective Licensed Carpenters to attend a meeting at: Stirling Public Works Department, 102 East Front Street, Stirling, ON, K0K 3E0 ON THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2013 at 8:00 am The purpose of the meeting is to inform prospective licensed carpenters of the requirements and request pricing, availability, and qualifications for the provision of services. From the information and discussion at the meeting attendees will be asked to furnish the requested pricing, availability, and proof of qualification by: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Contact: Gregg Joslin, Operator in Charge Phone 613-395-1241 Fax 613-395-6012



EMC News - Tweed - The municipal council in Tweed was challenged by the local arts council this month but it was all for a good cause. The Tweed & Area Arts Council is currently planning for the 2013 Jack Vance Community and Corporate Golf Challenge. It is a fund raiser for TAAC that began in 2008. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, June 9, at the Poplars Golf Club in Stoco. Organizer Bob Giguere attended their February 12 meeting to urge Tweed

THAT NOTICE THAT the Municipality of Centre Hastings proposes to pass a by-law which will close and convey a portion of an unopened road allowance of Duncan Street, East of McBeath and all of McBeath Street Registered Plan 221, in the Village of Madoc, in the Municipality of Centre Hastings, County of Hastings;

On February 19, during the regular council meeting, municipal employees were recognized for attaining milestones in their years of service. Ron Chittick has been CAO for the past five years; John Croskery, who is the Assistant Arena Manager, has ten years of service; Landfill Manager and Environmental Services Operator, Sam Empey has been with Marmora and Lake for 20 years; Treasurer, Rosemary Pascoe, celebrated 25 years with the municipality as did Clerk Judy Durbatch. Photo: Judy Backus

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tion form will be forwarded to the municipality with 45 days allotted for its completion and return. The letter


approved as well. Councillor Elaine Jones expressed appreciation for the work done by Reid, saying, “Thank you again. You keep us well informed and that is very important.” A letter from Bob Chiarelli the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, to Chris Bentley, the Minister of Energy, spoke in support of the Marmora Pumped Storage Project. In it he noted, “We strongly support this project, which would convert the former site of the Marmora Mine to longterm clean energy production. This project can help with power storage, which has been highlighted by the Ministry of Energy as a requirement of the long-term Energy Plan and will help the electricity sector with the integration of renewable energy into the grid.” He went on to ask that the Ministry of Energy “give due consideration to this project, which would provide substantial economic, energy and tourism benefits to Marmora and Lake.” Earlier this month, in a cabinet shuffle, Chiarelli was appointed Minister of Energy. The municipality’s expression of interest relating to the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative has been accepted and is eligible to move ahead, subject to a number of conditions as noted in a letter from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Marmora and Lake’s submission was for $900,000, for the replacement of the Deloro septic system, with 90 per cent of that being a grant request. An applica-

Municipality of Centre Hastings Sealed quotations plainly marked as to contents, will be received by the undersigned until 12:00 noon, Friday, March 15, 2013 for the following: HIRED EQUIPMENT – RENTAL RATES for THE CONSTRUCTION SEASON 2013 All quotations are to be submitted to the Municipal Office at 7 Furnace Street, P.O. Box 900, Madoc ON K0K 2K0 Lowest or any quotations not necessarily accepted. Roger Taylor Superintendent of Public Works

As part of Stirling-Rawdon’s annual procurement procedure the Public Works Department is requesting pricing from qualified suppliers and contractors for such things as: Excavator Services Back-Hoe Services Bulldozer Services Dump Truck Services Aggregate Supply Granulars “A”, “B”, “M”, Rip Rap etc. Pricing for these services and products needs to be into the Public Works Department by: THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2013 at 1:00 pm to be included on the first call list. Those companies replying to this request for pricing will constitute our first call list when spot services and aggregates are required. Contact: Dave Ray, Foreman Phone 613-395-1241 Fax 613-395-6012 The Township of Stirling-Rawdon reserves that right to choose the contractor or supplier that best serves the purposes of the Township.


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EMC News - Marmora On the agenda at council on February 19 was some “happy news” with Reeve Terry Clemens referring to the presentation of Service Recognition Awards to several members of staff and the Marmora and Lake Fire Department relating to five or more years of service. CAO Ron Chittick has held that position for five years; John Croskery, the Assistant Arena Manager has ten years of service; Sam Empey, the Landfill Manager and Environmental Services Operator has been with the municipality for 20 years; Rosemary Pascoe, the Municipal Treasurer celebrated 25 years of service as did Clerk Judy Durbatch. Fire department members David Crawford and Shane Cox, each have five years of service, while Tom Sanford, Tim Doyle, Peter Hamilton, Mike Levi, Josh Morrison, John Croskery, Grant McGregor, and Gary Quinlan have all been with the department for ten years. Those with 15 years on the fire department included: Andy Reid, Leonard Heath, Russ Broadbent, Stephen Brownson and Victor Reid. Scott Broadbent has served for 25 years, Jeff Bonter for 30 and Randy Vilneff, Bob Murphy and Tony Brownson have all been local firefighters for 35 years. Annual reports relating to the Marmora and Deloro water systems, presented by Environmental Services Manager, Victor Reid, were received for information by council, with schedule 22 of the Ontario Drinking Water System Regulation being

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Madoc Township Fire Fighters Association would like to thank the local merchants for their generous donations and also everybody who attended the Annual Dance for their continued support.

The Council for the Corporation of the City of Quinte West is extending an open invitation to those who wish to submit their name for an appointment to fill a vacancy on the Quinte West Public Library Board. For equal representation on the Board, preference may be given to a Murray Ward resident. Application form and additional information is available on the City’s website: or at City Hall. Please return your application by Tuesday, March 12, 2013. DonnaLee Craig, City Clerk 7 Creswell Drive Trenton, Ontario K8V 5R6 613-392-2841



Dear Editor, The lead line in Mr. Bush’s editorial asks, “How low can they go?” Well Terry, I ask myself the same question often upon reading the EMC’s editorial page Mr. Bush took on a serious modern day legal/ethical debate in his editorial; unfortunately it quite quickly digressed into one of the most ethically repugnant and intellectually bankrupt pieces I have had the misfortune of reading in the EMC. I was left wondering if Terry is competing with Gwynne Dyer for the “2013 Tin Foil Hat Award” “NATO has come a long way from the era when our fathers and grandfathers risked their lives in the trenches.” Terry appears to have a romantic rather than realistic knowledge of two World Wars. He appears to have missed the Nazi bombing of highly populated civilian areas such as Paris and London, or the Allied

Dear Editor, On Monday, I celebrated my 90th birthday. I am a World War II RAF veteran and proud Canadian. I just received my Thursday copy of EMC in Belleville and was perusing it along with the flyers. I happened to read your editorial on the drone attacks the U.S. em-

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dressed in a niqab; Saeed Abedini, an American visiting relatives and a family of eight are currently in the notorious Evin prison in Iran for converting; approximately one million Christians have had to flee Syria because of Muslims destroying churches and killing non-Muslims; Omar Al Basher is wanted at the Hague court for genocide against the blacks of the south and Darfur; every weekend churches are bombed in Nigeria; church burning, rape, and killing of Copts is rampant in Egypt; there is an exodus of Jews from Europe because of Muslim attacks, to mention only a few trouble spots. Since the U.N. is failing to take action, let’s hope that Dr. Bennett will be a strong voice in taking to task the violators of the U.N. declared human rights. Jim Crewson, Bayside




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to due process. And “we”? “us”? Tutu appears to be aligning himself with some rather shady characters! But to answer the archbishop’s question, if you are a jihadist bent on the annihilation of Israeli Jews and Western “infidels” (including editor Terry Bush and Tutu), then yes, I am more human than you are!! Terry notes that “90 per cent of the population of Pakistan disapprove of the behaviour of the United States.” When Pakistanis agree to turn down the billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars they receive annually and withdraw all citizenship applications to the U.S., then I will entertain their disapproval. In closing, my vote for the “tin foil hat award” is still up in the air. But if they do introduce an award for dishonesty or journalistic cowardice, Terry will have my vote!! Francis MacDonald, Trenton

Hopefully a strong voice for human rights Dear Editor, The recently announced appointment of Dr. Andrew Bennett to the Office of Religious Freedom would hardly be necessary if the United Nations wasn’t so wimpy. The U.N. “Declaration of Human Rights,” with its 30 Articles, to which all countries including the major offenders are signatories include the following: Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions

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USA as a beacon of hope.” A quick search of Afghani, Iranian, Iraqi, Yemeni, Pakistani (etc) applications for citizenship versus U.S. applications for citizenship to those same countries should assuage your concerns. It appears the citizens of these countries don’t share your animosity toward America. Terry then quotes Archbishop Desmond Tutu: “Do the United States and its people really want to tell those of us who live in the rest of the world that our lives are not of the same value as yours? That President Obama can sign off on a decision to kill us with less worry about judicial scrutiny than if the target is American? Would your Supreme Court really want to tell humankind that we, like the slave Dred Scott in the 19th century are not as human as you are? I cannot believe it.” Well Mr. Tutu, non-citizens who wage war against the U.S. are not entitled

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response bombing Berlin in which tens of thousands of innocent civilians were slaughtered, or perhaps it didn’t fit his narrative. “Legal or not, can anything be more cowardly than killing people from thousands of miles away not to mention the fact that positive identification of suspects is iffy at best,” Terry asks. I would suggest that sitting behind a keyboard “thousands of miles away” demonizing those who have chosen to serve their country’s military in ANY capacity is without question more cowardly! Terry continues his tirade with “For a nation that prides itself on democracy, laws and “innocent until proven guilty” court system, how does killing suspected militants and civilians without trial jibe with Ronald Regan’s, “America is a shining city upon a hill” reference which implies freedom-loving people everywhere look up to the


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EMC Editorial Floggings will continue until morale improves.” As a way of dealing with a discontented crew it was much favoured by 18th-century sea captains, but the Bahrain government has been an apt pupil. Alas, Interior Minister Sheikh bin AbdulGwynne Dyer Rashid lah al-Khalifa doesn’t quite grasp that this sort of policy statement must be clear and concise. Announcing that the Bahraini authorities would intensify the repression that has prevailed since the crushing of pro-democracy demonstrations two years ago, the sheikh declared last October: “It has been decided to stop all gatherings and marches and not to allow any activity before being reassured about security and achieving the required stability in order to preserve national unity.” He’s got the spirit of the thing right, but he falls short in the clarity and brevity departments. (He’s obviously been listening to spin doctors, and they always hate clarity.) At any rate, the demonstrations, gatherings and marches have not stopped, although they have got even more dangerous for the participants. Bahrain’s brief role in the “Arab Spring” began on February 14, 2011, when demonstrators demanding a constitutional monarchy, a freely elected government and equality for all citizens took over Pearl Square in Manama, the capital of the tiny Gulf state. But one month later the protesters were driven from the square by force, and after that the repression became general. By no coincidence, that was also when Saudi Arabian troops arrived “to help the government of Bahrain restore order.” (Bahrain is an island connected to Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province by a long causeway.) Officially the Saudi soldiers were invited in by Bahrain’s ruler, King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa. Unofficially, he probably had no choice in the matter. Bahrain’s ruling family is Sunni Muslim, like Saudi Arabia’s and those of all the other members of the Gulf Co-operation Council (Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman). However, 70 per cent of Bahrain’s population is Shia, whereas the rest of the GCC countries are overwhelmingly Sunni. And the relationship between Sunnis and Shias throughout the region is coming to resemble that between Catholics and Protestants in 16th-century Europe. The ensuing century of religious wars in Europe was not really about doctrinal differences. The wars were driven by the rulers’ conviction that people who did not share their particular brand of Christianity could not be loyal to them politically. It was nonsense, but millions of Europeans

were killed in the 1500s and 1600s in wars triggered by this belief. The same disease now seems to be taking root in the Arab Gulf states. Shias, it is argued, cannot be loyal to a Sunni ruling family. And if they object to being oppressed, it can only be because Shia-majority Iran has deliberately stirred them up. There is a real political and military rivalry between Iran, the major power on the north side of the Gulf, and the smaller Arab states to the southwest. It has got even worse since the U.S. invasion of Iraq ended centuries of Sunni rule and put a Shia regime in power there. The competition is actually geopolitical and strategic, not sectarian, but people get confused. So Saudi Arabia worries a lot about the loyalty of the large Shia population (maybe even a majority) in its Eastern Province, where all the oil is. It was certainly not going to tolerate a democracy—which it thinks would be a “Shia” democracy, and therefore a hostile regime—n Bahrain, right next door. And, of course, it believed that the downtrodden Shia majority in Bahrain (who cannot even serve in their own country’s army and police) had been stirred up by Shia-majority Iran across the Gulf. So when Bahrain’s king had still not got the pro-democracy protesters under control after an entire month, it sent its troops in. This may not be what the king had in mind. It certainly wasn’t what Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa intended: he was trying to negotiate with opposition parties about giving Shias a bigger role in the kingdom’s affairs. But Saudi Arabia didn’t want that kind of example right next-door, and it found hardline allies in the Bahraini royal family. It may have played out somewhat like the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, when Moscow, determined to crush the reform movement there, got some second-rank Czech Communists to request military intervention. At any rate, hard-liners in the royal family have called the tune since then, while the king and the crown prince have effectively been sidelined. The triumvirate who are now running Bahrain are Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, prime minister for the past forty years, and the brothers Khalid bin Ahmed bin Salman al-Khalifa, the royal Court Minister, and Khalifa bin Ahmad al-Khalifa, who commands the Bahrain Defence Forces. (Do pay attention at the back; there will be a test on these names later.) The brothers belong to the Khawalid branch of the royal family, descended from another royal who led a brutal crackdown against a Shia uprising in the 1920s. With them in charge, there will be no compromise, even though more than 80 Shia protesters have already been killed. And even if it gets a great deal worse in Bahrain, no Western government is going to condemn the country’s rulers. That would seriously annoy Saudi Arabia, and they will never do that.

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Dear Editor, A few weeks ago we had a conflict between the teetering gay rights in Uganda, officially and energetically promoted by Canada’s foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird, and a Canadian taxpayer funded fundamentalist Christian organization’s openly anti-gay ideology operating there. This has more of a consequence in Uganda as the government there had been on the verge of bringing in the death penalty for homosexuals. Now we have the Canadian taxpayers funding an office of religious freedom to re-jig other countries’ rights to freedom of religion. A hint here of whose freedom we are talking about was in the makeup of the committee, which laid out the groundwork: four Christians, one Jew and one Baha’i … no Hindu, mainstream Muslim, Buddhist or any of the other silly religions. Heading up this new department in foreign affairs is 40-year-old Andrew Bennett, dean of Augustine Catholic College. The college’s web site promises “to return education to a time before the acid of modernity.” The church has a lot of dirty laundry in its past including the slave labour Magdalene operations, residential schools,

pedophile priests etc., so it’s not clear here where the college feels the acid of modernity started, or how far back it needs to go; the inquisition perhaps? I have to wonder if someone shaped by this institution with all its baggage should be guiding others around the world. So forgetting for a moment that poking our noses into other country’s affairs has in the past led to bloody noses, will the right of a religion to demonize homosexuals, possibly thereby incurring the death penalty, trump the human rights written in the UN and Canadian Charters, which Canada has sworn to protect? How about women’s rights in most religions? Was any thought given to this $5- to $6-million per year sop to the Christian right voters? While on the subject of spending taxpayer monies messing in other country’s policies, I can’t leave out the latest bout of Canadian military expansion; we now have or are building military bases in Jamaica, Germany, Singapore, Kuwait, South Korea, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania. No doubt some will have Canadian drones already in the pipe. Do we have to do everything the USA does? Paul Whittaker, Gilmour

And where do you live? By Terry Bush EMC Editorial - When I was growing up it was a very easy question. I lived in Stirling. Things got more complicated as I got older and moved out on my own. The house I rented was in Sidney Township but my mailing address was still Stirling and my phone number was a Stirling number. That was before amalgamation. Then all of a sudden, I no longer lived in Sidney Township, I lived in Quinte West, a made up name if ever there was one. If the Bay of Quinte was used as the reference point for naming purposes, then I asked myself, how could I possibly live in Quinte West when I resided a mere five minutes south of Stirling. If our home was north of the Bay of Quinte wouldn’t that put me smack dab in the middle of Quinte North or at least in Quinte Northeast? Make that Sidney Ward, Quinte Northeast with a Stirling mailing address and Stirling phone number. Confusion reigns to this day. Many people still can’t quite get their heads around the names bestowed upon us some 15 years ago when the provincial government demanded amalgamation as a cost cutting measure. And that’s very understandable considering many folks and their families have lived in their communities for decades if not centuries. History and community pride mean a lot to people and unfortunately Quinte West doesn’t really have much history at this point in time. Canada Post doesn’t want to recognize Quinte West just yet. Your GPS supposedly can’t really tell you where Quinte West is either or so I’ve heard as I don’t have one. I don’t know if it’s the same thing in Trent Hills and Centre Hastings or not. Even the federal government seems a bit confused because if you Google CFB Trenton (8 Wing) it gives you the web page of CFB Trenton. If you Google CFB Quinte West it gives you CFB Trenton. But CFB Trenton isn’t actually in Trenton, it’s in the Sidney Ward of Quinte West. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve heard from three different people considering the ongoing confusion with amalgamated names. One was a woman from Madoc Township, one was a reporter and another a Trenton resident. The woman from Madoc Township thought all datelines concerning events happening in Centre Hastings should say Centre Hastings to avoid confusion with Madoc Township. Unfortunately, as is the case with the other aforementioned names, it’s pretty hard to say an event happened in downtown Centre Hastings when Centre Hastings doesn’t have a downtown. Madoc does and Ivanhoe also does to some degree. Her solution was to use Madoc Village for things that happen in Madoc but considering more goes on in the village of Madoc than Madoc Township it is probably easier to go with Madoc Township. The reporter didn’t like having her datelines changed; she preferred the amalgamated city’s name on everything except for a couple of the smaller centres but she didn’t think the city at the centre of it all needed to be named. Trent Hills, like Quinte West covers an area far too large to expect anyone to be able to pinpoint a location using the Trent Hills moniker and that’s what people like to do. Personally, my feeling is that wherever an event takes place, that place should be mentioned big or small. If a hockey game takes place in Norwood then we won’t say Asphodel-Norwood even though that might be considered correct. Using the name Asphodel-Norwood might leave people guessing whether the game was in the arena or on a pond. If we listed an event as happening in Trent Hills on a certain date, would you drive to Campbellford, Hastings or Warkworth to locate it? So in the interest of history and simplicity, we’ll carry on doing things the way we have been. It’s important to everyone who lives in a small community to occasionally see their town’s name in print. It’s a matter of community pride. If for instance an event happens in Tucker’s Corner, we’ll acknowledge the fact. If there’s a rodeo in Roseneath, that’s where we’ll say it’s happening. Same with Deloro, Spring Brook, Havelock, Wallbridge, Norham and Moira. If we have a report of a general nature concerning the whole municipality, we’ll use the proper name of the municipality because that’s only fair. As for Stirling-Rawdon and the City of Belleville, they got off pretty lucky back in 1998, Belleville especially. Even so, Foxboro and Thurlow will still be referred to when applicable. Amalgamation served the government of the day but it hasn’t really served the rest of us all that well. We’re all proud of where we live and not afraid to say it. And so we shall. Northeast EMC - Thursday, February 28, 2013




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Dear Editor, This subject about the name Quinte West has been drawing attention for as long as it has been changed. But when people say we live in Quinte West, you have to stop and scratch your head. So many people ask “Is this a new place?” Even a GPS can’t find it while driving. The signs along the 401 are confusing. No wonder the mail is confusing. I was born in Trenton, Ontario, not Quinte West. I still love hearing the name Trenton.

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Dear Editor, We have a new premier in Ontario. Not one we’ve elected, but one foisted upon us. The new premier says her government is guided by values of fairness, diversity, collaboration and creativity. Glaringly absent is the word “honesty.” Ms. Wynne presents herself as a pleasant person, but she’s from the group that’s been in power in Ontario for the last nine years. The group that’s given us a $257.3-billion debt. A debt that’s increasing by $66.8 million per day. These are

government figures. They are viewed by many as underestimates. The Liberal government Ms. Wynne is now leading and is asking us to trust and support gave us the ORNG Scandal that included cost overruns, huge salaries and secret kickbacks, increased health premiums and EHealth scandal that forced the resignation of the then Health Minister David Caplan. Then we have the recent cancelled gas power plant schedules that the Tories say were vote buys … and caused McGuinty to Pro-

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rogue Parliament and resign as premier to avoid further investigation. Ms. Wynne was very much involved with McGuinty’s regime as was Deb Mathews, Minister of Health and Long Term Care and now deputy-premier. Now I like Deb Mathews, but she’s had her hand all over this last decade, and it saddens me when she stands up in the Legislature and looks straight into the camera and says she wasn’t aware of Chris Mazza’s shenanigans. Both Ms. Wynne and Ms. Matthews have held cabi-

net posts since 2003. They have the inside information. Even as late as last week, the government released more information on the gas plants: Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli bragged, “We took the initiative when we found out about these documents to release them of our own volition.” Wow! Ms. Wynne states she wants to be a collaborative premier; if she’s serious about this, she must clean the slate. Ontarians deserve and demand this. Shelby J. Lawrence, Stirling

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EMC News - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is an affliction suffered by many returning service people after active duty. Captain (Retired) Medric “Cous” Cousineau SC, CD, who has had serious mental health issues for 26 years after injuries while on active duty, has decided to take a “Long Walk To Sanity” with his guide dog “Thai” to raise awareness and funds for other veterans. Beginning August 1, 2013, his marathon should end in Ottawa September 19, 2013. He starts out from Shearwater, Nova Scotia, on the first leg, through to Naval Memorial in Point Pleasant Park, on to Gagetown, New Brunswick. Rest and travel days will result in the second leg beginning at Sunnybrook Veterans Memorial Hospital, Toronto, proceeding on via Newmar-

ket, Peterborough, Marmora, Trenton, Belleville, Kingston and Smiths Falls. At this time the Canadian Army Veterans Riding Club, 83 units strong and 4,800 plus members will be supporting “the walk’. Funds will be raised through three sources, “Dogs for Dogs” barbeques, dog tag sales and donations. Through a series of public awareness lectures and distribution of awareness materials, the goal is to raise the money for “50 Dogs in 50 Days for 50 Veterans.” Hopefully this will spread through the country in support of service, therapy and other canine assistance in the treatment of veterans’ mental health. It is also hoped a team of volunteers will carry the torch. For information email <seadawgpirate@eastlink. ca>.

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Dear Editor, Like everyone else I just received my interim tax bill and municipal councils throughout Hastings County are preparing their annual budgets. In Centre Hastings we continue to show little respect for the taxpayers’ dollars. On December 31, 2012, Public Works Supervisor Bim McFall retired. He worked for Centre Hastings for less than ten years. Mr. McFall’s retirement package consisted of one year’s salary ($84,100 + automatic $15,000 bonus + payout of 50 per cent of his accumulated sick days which equalled $8,086). Mr. McFall’s compensation package is what a superintendent was entitled to and nowhere prior to retiring is it documented that Mr. McFall was recognized by the municipality as a superintendent. How did this happen? Because at the end of the day this individual was paid approximately $47,050 more than he should have been as a supervisor. Councillor Mitz tried to explain that the process for this payment was initiated by the previous council. My answer to that assertion is, get a back bone and show some respect for the taxpayers of Centre Hastings. This action by council is profoundly disappointing and demonstrates how foolish council can be when it comes to spending your hard-earned dollars. Ron Fabian, Co-Chair Centre Hastings Ratepayers Association Madoc

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Legion hears young speakers By Diane Sherman

EMC News - Madoc - The annual Royal Canadian Legion public speaking competition was held at Branch 363 Madoc Saturday afternoon with eleven competitors from Madoc Public School and Madoc Township Public School. Three speakers will go on to compete in Zone level competitions March 23 at the Tweed Legion. Primary level winning entrant Paige Heard wowed the audience with her presentation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guess Who,â&#x20AC;? a story of how her brother be-

came her best friend, while Terra Patrick addressed the issue of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doomsday and Doomsday Predictionsâ&#x20AC;? to bring her first place at the junior level. Tayln Dowdall finished first in the intermediate class with her adventurous story of â&#x20AC;&#x153;How I got Twitter.â&#x20AC;? Each speaker is judged by three sets of criteria: general appearance and mannerisms, along with choice of topic, its originality and organization, and verbal efficiency, including enunciation, as well as grammar and fluency of word usage.

Other topics included comedy by Jin Schofield, and raising chickens by Daniel Murphy. Moira Wilson spoke about Martin Luther King Jr., while Shannon Graham spoke about courage. Youth Education chairperson Amy HendersonNickle said all entrants put a lot of work into their presentations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was difficult for our judges to make the final decisions.â&#x20AC;? She congratulated all speakers and encouraged them to continue next year.

Ten of the Royal Canadian Legion public speakers are seen here with youth education chairperson Amy Henderson-Nickle, left, and Branch 363 president Lana LaLonde. Second-place junior winner Marly Danford had to leave before the picture was taken. In front from the left are Maddeline Holliday, Emma Patrick, Jin Schofield, Paige Heard and Shannon Graham. Hannah Mohns, Terra Patrick, Tayln Dowdall, Daniel Murphy and Moira Wilson are in the back. Photo: Diane Sherman

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Stream of Dreams launched by Advisory Committee

Lydia Carson-Maynes, a student at Marmora Senior School; Vivian Collver, representing the local Environmental Advisory Committee; Suzanne Copeland, principal of Marmora Senior School; and Tim Pidduck, general manager of Crowe Valley Conservation Authority, are looking forward to participating in the Stream of Dreams program which will see colourful fish cutouts displayed on the school’s fence. Photo: Submitted

EMC News - Marmora The Marmora and Lake Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) in partnership with the Quinte Conservation Authority, Crowe Valley Conservation Authority, Marmora Senior School and Earl Prentice Public School, is launching the Stream of Dreams Program in Marmora and Lake. The program educates communities about the life and function of watersheds, rivers and streams while dazzling them with the charm of community art. It is a call to action program that engages local youth participa-

tion through the creation of murals. The EAC is excited to be championing this program in the community. Parents, community volunteers and students are working together to make this program a reality. Priming, tracing, cutting and sanding the fish shapes from plywood will be completed by the second week in June, in time for the students of both schools to participate in workshops run by the conservation authorities. The creative artistry of the students will be displayed on the fence at Marmora

Senior School. “I am thrilled that Quinte Conservation has agreed to bring this tremendous program to our schools in Marmora and Lake and for the co-operative effort from all involved,” stated Rita Cimprich, deputy-reeve of Marmora and Lake. For further information please contact: Maya Navrot Conservation Education Coordinator Quinte Conservation Authority <mnavrot@>, <www.quinteconservation. ca>, <> or 613-968-3434 ext 131.

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of talent to the authority.” Richardson is there on a six-month contract, having begun her job during the second week in January, and as was pointed out by Pidduck, “She has made an immediate impact.” Using a PowerPoint presentation, Richardson, provided a general overview of the regulations program along with an updated and streamlined permit granting process. She said it was important to remember that the planning aspect helps to “guide where certain development can occur within any given

area and the regulations help to ensure that development within a designated area is appropriate and safe.” Richardson stressed, “Our regulation does not prohibit development … There are obviously some areas, within our regulation—within a floodplain for example— where we don’t allow you to build a house because it is not safe and it will eventually be flooded … For the most part, we don’t prohibit development. We try to work with people to be able to build their cottage Please see “Conservation” on page 13


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With regard to finances, three authority representatives, Barry Rand, deputymayor of North Kawartha; Ron Gerow mayor of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen and Hector Macmillan, mayor of Trent Hills, will meet with the Minister of Natural Resources on February 25 in Toronto during the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference. Rand had prepared a presentation designed to “update the Ministry on our current situation, and our critical need for support” which he will make during the brief, scheduled meeting It included mention of CVCA’s newly developed Long Range Plan, the need for Water and Erosion Control Infrastructure (WECI) funding relating to health and safety matters, and the potential option of disposing of some CVCA property assets with Rand’s presentation noting that “in each possible disposi-

tion, it is important that the proceeds either go directly to CVCA, or as a contribution to capital by MNR.” The topic of the 50 per cent WECI funding came up later in the board meeting when General Manager Tim Pidduck reported that eight projects at Marmora, Wollaston and Belmont dams, all relating to health and safety issues for both staff and members of the public, had been identified. The cost to CVCA is estimated to be just under $140,000, a figure which has been approved by board members. Pidduck told those in attendance that he was comfortable that, “at least seven of the eight will be approved.” One item of business on the agenda was to conduct an election designed to choose the chair and vice chair for the coming year, the results being that Barry Rand was elected chair with former chair Bob Stiles taking on the position


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of vice chair. With the new chair at the head of the table, talk of budget matters continued, with one suggestion being that any vote on it be deferred to a later date. Suzanne Partridge, representing Highlands East, moved that a vote be taken on the budget that day, with Ron Gerow of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, putting forth a successful amendment which read, “that the budget be passed with the provision that all lands identified in the MNR ROMA presentation be evaluated in 2013 and that this information be brought back to the board and that any savings made from a decision to sell such lands and any savings realized as a result of the strategic sub-committee be presented to the board and any savings be passed on to the budget.” Any such savings will be implemented in 2013 and reflected in the 2014 budget. The vote proceeded and the budget passed unanimously.



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What follows is one story – in a series of stories – that celebrates entrepreneurial success – success made possible not only by the hard work of the business owner, but also by the availability of financing made possible by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, a program administered locally by Trenval Business Development Corporation. When you open Boardwalk Eavestrough’s website, you’ll be greeted with these words “Choose from our modern or classical designs that add elegance and curb appeal to your home. Experience the beauty of our custom tailored eavestroughs.” And, while the words “impressive” and “spectacular” aren’t included in that text, they darn well should be! Marc Audette, owner of Boardwalk Eavestroughs, worked in Ottawa for four years

installing eavestroughs – but not just any eavestrough. These are definitely a cut above the rest. Last year, Marc was ready to return to the area to start his own installation business, offering the same high end product – a product that essentially offers a crown moulding finish to the exterior of any home. He delivers 5” and 6” seamless construction, custom mitred corners, and downspout sizes exceeding industry standards, including superior leaf/ice guard protection. Available in an array of profiles and colours, his products are surprisingly cost competitive. Finishing touches include beautiful rain barrels, heated cables, valley guards and ornate rain chains. It’s not just an eavestrough that Marc is providing – it’s an entire eavestrough system! And many of Marc’s products are

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fabricated right on the spot, taking a sheet of flat metal and shaping it into the desired profile while interested onlookers watch. Marc’s growing reputation for prompt service and quality workmanship is paying off.

“Nothing satisfies me more than hearing ‘Wow, that looks great!’ after completing a job, he says. While much of his business to date has been directed at existing homes, he is beginning to meet with local home builders and expects that

his product will soon be seen on new homes throughout the region. While in his pre-business launch phase, Marc approached Trenval Business Development Corporation, seeking information on how to run his business. Amber Darling, Trenval’s Loans Officer, readily saw that, with a properly prepared business plan, Marc would likely qualify for a start-up financing from the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. “Trenval helped me through the idea phase, critiquing my business plan, finding and acquiring funding and everything in between. Without their help, and CYBF financing, I would surely have missed some important steps along the way and would not have been able to successfully launch Boardwalk Eavestroughs, says Marc.” The CYBF Start-up Program


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Atom Grizzlies move on to the semis

EMC Sports - The Madoc TimBR Mart Atom Grizzlies were matched up against the Mariposa Lightning in the quarter-final round of the OMHA play-offs. The Grizzlies found themselves on the road for game one. The Grizzlies had a slow start and didn’t have their usual jump as

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the Lightning took the lead. The Grizzlies started to find their game in the third period. They brought the game to within a goal but the Lightning ended the comeback by scoring late in the third period making the final score 6 - 4 for the Lightning. Jack Oke had the hat trick with an assist and Karsten Leonard scored the other goal and also had two assists. Colby Laviolette, Treyton Finch and Ben Portt all added assists. Game two was at the Grizzlies home rink in Madoc. The Grizzlies came out with something to prove and took control of the game early on. A strong team effort saw the Grizzlies take a 3 - 0 lead into the third period. The Lightning managed to get one by in the third making

the final 3 - 1. Goals went to Treyton Finch, Karsten Leonard and Jack Oke. Assists went to Leonard, Oke, Ben Portt and Kobe Dostaler (2). Owen McMaster was solid between the pipes. Game three was back in Oakwood with the series tied up at one apiece. The Grizzlies came out flying and scored three unanswered goals in the first period. They continued on their roll scoring another two goals before the Lightning managed to score two of their own. The score was 5 - 2 for the Grizzlies going into the third period and that would stay the same until the final buzzer giving the Grizzlies the win and a 2 - 1 lead in the series. Goals were scored by Karsten Leonard (2), Curtis

Dicks, Jack Oke and Maerek Skalba. Treyton Finch and Ben Portt both had two assists and Oke had one. A strong defensive effort led by Liam McTaggart, Ben Portt, Kobe Dostaler, Jack Sandford and Jacob Kennedy held the lightning to 12 shots on net. Game four was back in Madoc and with the Grizzlies up 2 - 1 in the series it was do or die for the Lightning. The Lightning came out strong taking an early lead of 2 - 0 but the Grizzlies would not be outdone. The team put in an outstanding effort and came back to score five goals to make it 5 - 2 for the Grizzlies. The Lightning fought back and scored another but that was it. With the Lightning’s play-off season on the line they pulled

their goalie to gain the man advantage but the Grizzlies fought through and scored an empty net goal. The Grizzlies took the win 6 - 3 and earned a berth into the semi-finals. Grizzlies Captain Karsten Leonard scored the hat trick and added an assist. Other goal scorers were Jack Oke (1) with three assists, Curtis Dicks (1) and

Treyton Finch (1). Other assists went to Liam McTaggart (2) and Kobe Dostaler. The Grizzlies look forward to starting the semi-finals at home this weekend versus the Wingham Ironmen on Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. in Madoc. They would also like to thank all their family, friends and fans for their continued support.

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right? But take that $5 and invest it, and you’re investing $250 a year. That’s $2,500 over ten years, not including interest. How many people who buy lottery tickets win $2,500? Basically they’re throwing money away. I watched the Gangnam Style video, along with a few EMC Lifestyles - I consider billion other people. I don’t myself a fairly intelligent per- get that, either. It wasn’t that son, but there are some things funny. I admit to chuckling I will never understand. watching a three-year-old Last week, for instance, dance it on Ellen, but other I stopped by a little take- than that, I suppose I fail out restaurant to treat my when it comes to pop culture. daughters to Indian food. But And I’ve never understood I couldn’t get a parking spot, Bratz dolls. Why would you because the payday advance buy a child a toy that emulates store right next door was a brat? Do you want her to bursting at the seams (it was think it’s cute? It sounds like a a Friday night). I will never sad, self-fulfilling prophecy. understand payday advances. I’m also baffled by desserts If you can’t make it through that don’t include chocolate. to the next pay cheque with- Sure you may like apple pie out an advance this month, or lemon tortes, but chocolate what makes you think you is so much better. If you had a can make it through next choice, why would you reach month—when you’ll have for something subpar? even less money to stretch? When it comes to clothes, I don’t understand the lure I’ve never really understood of lottery tickets, either. Let’s bikinis. Very, very few women say you spend $5 a week on who wear them actually look the lottery. What’s five bucks, good in them, because once

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gravity happens, it doesn’t unhappen. And if you are one of the few teenage girls who looks awesome in one, you shouldn’t be wearing it for a whole host of other reasons. It’s not like I think extra fabric is the answer to everything, though. I don’t understand our current fascination with hemming pants so that they touch the floor. Am I the only one who finds this super inconvenient in the winter with slush and puddles and snow? And if they’re hemmed the right length when I have on heels, what happens when I’m at home in my sock feet? I’m forever stepping on my pants. Not good. Another pet peeve of mine is women’s boots with no traction. It seems like we have two choices when it comes to boots: clunky ugly ones that keep you upright, or lovely, beautiful ones that turn every small patch of ice into a skating rink. They’re boots, people. That means you’re supposed to wear them when

there’s snow and ice. Maybe it’s all a diabolical plan to ensure that every woman walking outdoors in winter has to take the hand of a guy. That at least would make sense. Finally, the thing perplexing me most lately is families who go berserk about money. Mom dies and all the siblings are fighting over who gets her rings. Or no one speaks to each other for years afterwards because someone claimed Grandma’s armoire. Do we really want to take the most important relationships we have and boil them all down to money? This life is too short for that. Why not let yourself be wronged a little bit, and just let it go? Isn’t a sibling, or a parent, or a child, more important than being right? Sometimes being right just leaves you alone. And there are too many confusing things in this world to have to walk through these days without people we love. You can find Sheila at < gregoire.books>.

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EMC Lifestyles - One of the good things about being a garden writer is that you get to read a lot of other garden writers’ work. Some of it is very, very good. There is an interesting balance to be struck between writing for entertainment and writing for education and it is rare that you find both being covered off very well. Many times, we’ll read a book that discusses the basics of gardening and, while we know the author(s) are wonderful folks, there is something that is not being conveyed. Perhaps we can label that as “passion.” Then there is the other end of scale, gushing purple prose that is akin to a mental equivalent of trying to eat a pound of refined sugar. I have before me a book that has just the right balance with a delightfully intriguing topic: fairy gardening. Gentle Reader, there is a tremendous amount of lore about fairies and it does make fascinating reading. However, neither the book nor this column is about any of that. Fairies, here, resemble humans and their wings can be similar to a butterfly or a dragonfly; think Tinker Bell from Peter Pan.

Dan Clost To the book itself: Fairy Gardening, Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden is co-authored by Julie Bawden-Davis and Beverly Turner. Such a book depends upon the quality of the photographs contained therein and Xuong Do’s work is exquisite. Fairy Gardening is all about creating miniature real-life environments for our friends to inhabit. Each vignette tells a tale and evokes a memory, for either the creator or the viewer. And that is the essence of this form of miniature gardening: to tell the tale in such a manner that the listener is completely drawn into the scene. In one garden, a composite of characters from Please see “Good” on page 17



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Putting on the ritz for funds and fun

After the gala affair February 21, Kiwanis representative Jim Denison presented Jean McDonnell, managing director of CHSN, with a cheque for $300 to assist the agency. Photo: Diane Sherman

ston-Deline, Marjorie Reid, and Mary Stewart who also co-ordinated the runway show. Over 100 people attended the benefit enjoying desserts contributed by the Hidden Goldmine Bakery and the Dough Box of Madoc. The colourful evening was enhanced by a showing of the Madoc chapter of the Red Hat Ladies and comedy entertainment by John McConnell and Vicki Davison. Alice Haveman spun the tunes keeping an upbeat spring tempo for models and patrons. At the time of print a final tally was not available, but managing director of CHSN Jean McDonnell is pleased with the event. She said she was particularly touched by a generous donation of $300 from the Kiwanis Club by Jim Denison. The Kiwanis also waived the hall rental fee. CHSN has been serving the Central Hastings community since 1985. It is best known for operating the Helping Hands Food Bank and co-ordinating the Christ-

Community members recruited to model at the CHSN fund raiser are, from left, Arlette Stettler, Jim McConnell, Teddy Ryan, Bev Holmes, John McDonnell, Kim Rolston-Deline, Marjorie Reid, Brad Phillips, Mary Stewart, Becky Stark, Wayne Hagerman, Lynn Kyle, Adam Kline, Sharon Love, and Nancy Moorcroft. Kellie Dearman (right) provided the women’s fashions from Julia’s of Stirling while Wally Sawkins introduced the men’s wear from Lafferty’s Crossings of Belleville. Photo: Diane Sherman

mas Sharing program. CHSN also operates a transit shuttle from Madoc to Belleville, with two vehicles branching out through Marmora and Tweed, which provides a needed service to get rural residents to the city for school and work. A variety of other services are offered, geared toward the local population of low and fixed income, including transportation and assistance with paperwork. McDonnell said the agency continues to assess community needs and is striving to enhance quality of life for those who need a “hand up not a hand out.” Further information can be found by contacting the agency at 613-473-5255 or on the web site <>.

Partnering up for the grand finale of “It’s A Spring Thing” are Kim Rolston-Deline with John McDonnell and Bev Holmes. Following are Brad Phillips with Becky Stark on the left and Marjorie Reid. Lynn Kyle is seen in the background ready to join Wayne Hagerman and Mary Stewart. Photo: Diane Sherman


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EMC Entertainment On March 6, filmmakers John and Janet Foster present Arctic Journeys at the Thurlow Community Centre at 7 p.m. This is part of the Winter Speaker Series hosted by the Hastings Stewardship Council. This slide show will be based on many trips to the Arctic during 40 years of shooting documentaries across Canada. The audience will be captivated by personal adventures, comparisons of the Arctic then and now, and indications of how polar bears are dealing with climate change. Prepare to be dazzled by breathtaking Arctic landscapes, immense icebergs, and wildlife. The Fosters will offer ideas and tips for anyone who loves to photograph ice or carry a camera into wilderness country. As a

finale, they will present a four-minute video, set to music, featuring wilderness and wildlife from all over Canada. John and Janet are television producers, cinematographers, and still photographers specializing in natural science television programs and nature photography. They have spent many months of their lives shooting films in the high Arctic. The Arctic Journeys presentation in Thurlow will take the audience behind the scenes of their television production, Polar Voyages, as well as showing recent wildlife encounters on their farm. John and Janet Foster have shared a passion for nature and the outdoors since they first met in 1960. Over the past four decades, the Fosters have directed and hosted many

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it happened. Of course, you just don’t buy some small plants and doll house accessories, cobble them together in a pot and call that a fairy garden. Fairy Gardening is very well thought out as it takes the student through the various steps and considerations for creating these little landscapes. Everything you know about designing a garden is needed here. The technique of “layering” from interior decorating is

also employed. Scale must be consistent throughout so that all figures and plants relate to each other as they would if they were full size. Leaf sizes, bark texture, and flowers all must match. In many miniature gardens a scale of 1:12 is used. A fourinch-tall fairy would be four feet in full size. A flower one inch across would be one foot in diameter; that’s a big bloom. Would it fit the scene? Where this book differs


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Fairy gardening

The Good Earth: Lewis Carroll’s imagination are strategically scattered through a checkerboard landscape providing the viewer with delighted smiles as each figure is “discovered.” A different garden shows a fairy princess curtseying to a frog and we listen in to the conversation; and, in yet another, a wee fairy sees a tipped over tea cup and we wonder, too, how

nature and wildlife programs for television, including the CBC series To the Wild Country and Wild Canada. In 1987 they formed their own two-person production company, filming and producing natural science programs for TVOntario, CBC, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, and the Discovery Channel. Many of these programs have been broadcast around the world. John and Janet are also professional still photographers specializing in landscape, wildlife, and nature photography. In 1975, after a few days spent filming beaver ponds and meeting land owners in the Tweed area, they bought an old farm there, and built what is now their permanent home, featured in Leave it Wild … and they will

from others is the discussion about animating the scene. It is more than starting with a theme, which of course is where you must start but it also suggests some questions to ask. Simple things like the body position of the fairy figurine should generate ideas. If she is looking up, what is in her line of sight? Is she holding out her skirts? The book actually provides us with two suggestions for this: one is she is harvesting apples (cotoneaster fruit) and the other is preparing to catch a teddy bear stuck in a tree. A seated fairy might be placed on a bench, a tree limb, or a fence. Why is the little boy there? Is he watching something? Perhaps friends are playing and he is ready to hop off and join in. Is someone calling him home for supper? Naturally there are instructions about how to assemble your garden, how to select accessories that augment the scene and where you can get them (in the U.S.), and a list of plants sorted by ground cover, shrubs and trees. These are clearly written and kept to the basics: I really like the way the writers give us credit for being able to think things through. This book is sure to become the go-to manual for miniature gardening. Practical actions and whimsical thought are woven together in a delightful juxtaposition that will have readers reaching for their drawing pads. Published by Sky Horse in the United States, Fairy Gardening has a U.S. retail price of $16.95, is available through Amazon Books on line for $14.40 CDN and for the same price through Indigo. The Canadian publisher is Thomas Allen & Son who plans to release it March 6, with a price tag of $19.95 CDN.


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Five Grizzlies teams headed to OMHA semi-finals and just five minutes into the second took a 4 - 0 lead with goals from Reese Preston and Aden McColl. Durham gave it all they had by scoring two goals before the end of the second period to make it a twogoal game heading into the third. The Grizzlies tightened up their defensive play, and two great plays by Jade Bronson sealed the game. She broke up an end-to-end rush with a great hip check that sent the Grizzlies fans to their feet and her opponent to his back, and showed her amazing speed and never give up attitude as she broke up a clear breakaway. The entire Grizzlies team with their backs against the wall in this match up played their

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EMC Sports - After a week off waiting for their semi-final opponent after sweeping the Stirling Blues, the Danford Construction Novice Grizzlies will start their series on the road Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, against the Huntsville Otters. The McBeath Contractors Atom AE Grizzlies with two strong games last week beat out the Baltimore Ice Dogs in four games. After splitting the first two games of series, a 7 3 win in Baltimore on February 21 put them into position to win the series in Madoc on Sunday, and they did exactly that with a convincing 9 - 3 victory to propel them into the semi-finals. The Atom AE Grizzlies will take on the Mariposa Lightning on the road Saturday, March 2, and will be playing at home on Sunday. Game times were not available as of press time. The McConnell Funeral Home Peewee “A” Grizzlies matched up against the Brock Wild in Marmora on Friday, February 22, with a chance to advance to the semi-final round. They took control from the opening puck drop and skated away with a 5 - 0




Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m. in Amherstview; game five is on Sunday, March 10, at 3:30 on home ice and game six (if necessary) Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m. in Amherstview.


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Triple Crown winner’s offspring is “Big News” By Sue Dickens

Garry and Brianne Parr of Trent Hills are like expectant parents as they wait for this 17-year-old mare, Big News, to foal this March. The mare’s father is famous Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew and mother is Spilled Beans by another Triple Crown favourite Secretariat. Photo: Sue Dickens

EMC News - Campbellford - Big News is making news. The 17-year-old mare, whose father is famous Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew and mother is Spilled Beans by another Triple Crown favourite Secretariat, is due to foal in March. Owners Garry and Brianne Parr are “on pins and needles,” as they wait for their latest acquisition to give birth. “We’ve brought a piece of history to town. To find a mare like this is so rare,” said Parr, providing a private showing of his mare to EMC. Four years after Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, in 1973, the first Triple Crown in a quarter century at Belmont Stakes, Seattle Slew accomplished the same amazing feat. And he did Secretariat one better, by becoming the only undefeated Triple Crown champion. “There are only eleven Triple Crown winners and Seattle Slew is one,” said Parr, bubbling with excite-

ment. He talked about how he and his wife had travelled to Kentucky last November, on holiday, to check out the excitement a racehorse auction generates. “We had a private tour of where Secretariat lived his last year’s out as a stud … every week someone has been sending him a dozen roses in a crystal vase,” he said with emotion. His love of horses and passion for Thoroughbreds is obvious. The couple also visited Seattle Slew’s statue and grave at Hill ’n’ Dale Farm. They went to Keeneland, in Lexington, Kentucky, a renowned racetrack where international horsemen gather. It is also home to the world’s most prestigious thoroughbred auction company. So Parr sent an agent to the January sale. Minimum bids begin at $1,000 “but they try to start at $5,000 and can go up to $2 million.” “I had a friend, an agent, buy her for me. It was just a fluke. She came in two days before the sale,” said Parr. “I’ve seen over 10,000

horses sell but never one like the pedigree of the mare we bought with the two Triple Crown winners behind her,” he added with a big grin. “I didn’t think we were going to get her. We were down to the wire.” When he purchased Big News she had already been bred to a “beautiful grey stallion” Concord Point, who, according to Parr, “has had a lot of career earnings.” He had seen the stallion when in Kentucky. Parr knows horses. He is an avid reader and researcher. “I’m intrigued by the breeding and pedigrees.” Breeding and racing thoroughbreds since 2009, he used to breed sport horses, hunters, and jumpers. Parr grew up on the family farm, joined 4-H and helped his father Larry raise cattle. Today he continues to cash crop with him on 150 acres. But now his focus is on Big News. A security system has been installed at the farm so Please see “Not just” on page B3



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Quinte maple producers tap into spring By Diane Sherman

EMC News - Madoc Township - Members of the Quinte branch of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association (OMSPA) gathered at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara Sugar Maples, February 22, for the official first tap of the season. In attendance were OMSPA provincial representa-

have the potential to tap as much or more than Quebec with the Quinte local having produced seven world champs, the most of all Ontario locals. MP Daryl Kramp was on hand to do the official first tap at the personal invitation of the Needham family. He said he has known Stephen Needham since he was

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara Sugar Maples hosted the 2013 tapping ceremony for Quinte maple syrup producers. Photo: Diane Sherman

tives for the Quinte local, Marc Curle and Harry Dennis, along with Chris Koopmans the current president. Curle told the EMC a current economic survey of the Ontario maple syrup industry is under way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks like this industry has an estimated $49-million impact on Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy.â&#x20AC;? He went on to say that Ontario producers

a small boy growing up at Moira Lake. Kramp said the maple syrup industry â&#x20AC;&#x153; ... has an unbelievable future, though the industry has been around for generations the market capacity is literally untapped. We have a wonderful resource with wonderful people working on it.â&#x20AC;? He said when he is abroad

he always takes one thing with him, as it is a tradition to exchange gifts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;... and that is maple syrup or maple sugar.â&#x20AC;? He went on to say those who work in the industry do it because they are passionate about it, not as a job. Brian Denyes of Plainfield said that is the case with him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do it as a hobby, even though we are into our fifth generation of operation, but, I raise cattle for a living. You do it for the love of it.â&#x20AC;? The Needham family hosted nearly forty members and guests with a full course meal including maple glazed ham, baked beans, carrots and turnip, all sweetened with the liquid gold from their hundred-acre bush. Heather Needham prepared the meal which was served from their wood burning cook stove in the sugar shack. No longer the historic image of early settlement, sugar shacks have become mini-factories with state-ofthe-art stainless steel vats and efficient wood burning, emissions-free systems. Needham said his operation has 4,000 taps which feed by vacuum into an extractor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the sap is fully running the extractor will dump twenty gallons every minute and a half into two holding tanks.â&#x20AC;?Â

Stephen Needham has been tapping maple trees for nearly 30 years. He invested in 100 acres of young maples in 2009 and tapped in 2010 under the title of Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara Sugar Maples in Madoc Township. Photo: Diane Sherman

One he says has a 1,700-gallon capacity, which can be filled in three and a half hours with this system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once the tanks are full we start the reverse osmosis process which takes 70 per

cent of the water out of the sap before we boil, which cuts boiling time and fuel consumption immensely.â&#x20AC;? Under high pressure filtering the sugar stays and the water goes out. They use

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to one bush cord of wood resulting in only eight to ten bush cord per season. With the old system 40 to 50 bush cord would be needed. Local president Chris Koopmans said there are many benefits to membership with the OMSPA including best practices management and adaptation to environmentally friendly production. He said the maple syrup industry has come a long way in eliminating lead soldered boiling pans and long hours of boiling down sap. As with the Needham family business most maple syrup producers sell their products year around. Visits and tours are common practice and the public is welcome.

Provincial director for the Quinte chapter of OMSPA, Marc Curle comes from a long line of maple syrup producers. Curle’s Maple Products of Campbellford celebrated 150 years of operation in 2012, started by his great, great grandfather Robert, in 1862. Throughout the day at O’Hara’s Sugar Maples he was found in deep discussion with other producers. Photo: Diane Sherman

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Parr can keep an eye on the mare 24/7. “We can check from our smart phones at any time,” he said. He has several other horses on his property under watch and one of them, Kayla’s A Gem, is pregnant and due soon. She was bred to a top Kentucky stallion called Notional. Others in the paddock include a bay filly named

Windfield Legacy Sky that he is going to race this year. Glancing over at Big News, he describes her as very intelligent, and said quietly, “You’d never think she is 17 … she has the dark distinct look of Slew.” “And to think it all started out as a hobby,” said his wife, smiling. Now all the expectant parents can do is wait.

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Hastings County 4-H Club members Rebecca Posthumus (left) and Brianna Dracup are looking forward to the year ahead after being named 4-H Ontario Ambassadors recently. They are among five young adults who will be promoting 4-H programs across the province. Photo: Richard Turtle

tions. And both Posthumus and Dracup say they are up to the task. Both have been longtime 4-H members, participating in numerous programs and clubs over the years, and both have a family history in agriculture and the intention of maintaining close industry ties. Dracup, who is now in her co-op placement, also currently holds the title of Hastings County Queen of the Furrow and hopes to attend agricultural college in the fall. Posthumus, now completing a â&#x20AC;&#x153;victory lapâ&#x20AC;? at Bayside Secondary School says she would ultimately like to pursue a teaching career with a focus on agriculture

programs. But in the coming year, the duo will be talking up the national organization that had its beginnings in Manitoba 100 years ago. In Ontario, 4-H started in 1915. And among their first duties as provincial representatives, the new ambassadors were on hand for the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signup day at the Stirling Senior School last weekend. Posthumus notes that 4-H offers numerous opportunities for youth through its agricultural clubs that range from animals to arts and crafts, adding agriculture should be a primary interest for everybody. Many, she says, begin

their 4-H memberships as early as nine years old, and maintain them for more than a decade. And while club members must be 21 or younger, there are other ways to get involved, Dracup says, and promoting youth membership will go hand-in-hand with encouraging support from adult volunteers for other 4-H programs ranging from grants and scholarships to projects and camps. And having represented the industry in some way for most of their young lives, Dracup and Posthumus say 4-H Clubs offer a range of opportunities that are well worth talking about.

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EMC News - Trenton The 14th annual Fishing Tackle Show will be luring in eager fishermen on March 3 from 9 to 2 p.m. upstairs at the Trenton arena. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year we had 500 through the door,â&#x20AC;? said chair Bill Newbery, who has been a Kinsmen for 35 years. He said the show is a popular one for fishing enthusiasts eager to cast their lures into the bay to catch the big one as soon as the season opens up on May 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get vendors from the whole area,â&#x20AC;? he adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They even come from as far as Ottawa and Toronto.â&#x20AC;?

About 40 tables are set up for fishing tackle, lures and equipment along with some vintage and collectible lures. One vendor from Minden sells knives and hunting equipment. Roger Redner, from Prince Edward County, sharpens all kinds of knives on the spot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have chili and muffins too,â&#x20AC;? Bill says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ladies make that. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want me in the kitchen except to wash dishes.â&#x20AC;? The main sponsor this year is Encore Tents from Colborne, which will have a display promoting its rentable tents for events.

The Trenton Kinsmen Club charges $2 at the door for visitors and $10 a table for vendors. They expect to make a small profit from the show to help their work in the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a big fund raiser,â&#x20AC;? Bill admits. He notes the club is getting more notice now that they have a link at <www.facebook. com/kinsmenclubtrenton> where you can find out whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on in the club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once we had to cancel a bingo because of the storm,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We posted it on our facebook page. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good way to get the word out.â&#x20AC;?

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These sketches of diminishing cats are found along a staircase in the university’s old student prison. By John M. Smith

EMC Lifestyles - Heidelberg, Germany, is a very popular tourist destination; after all, it’s the site of Germany’s #1 tourist attraction, the Heidelberg Castle, with the largest wine barrel in the world in its cellar, and it’s also home to Germany’s oldest university founded in 1386. However, as I toured

this beautiful city with my guide, Charlotte, I discovered some other interesting city highlights, too. I learned that the university’s lecture hall has a Canadian connection, for its major fund raiser was Jacob Schurman, who was born on Prince Edward Island and eventually spent some time as a graduate student

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in Heidelberg. He later returned, as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany (19251929), and was instrumental in raising funds for a new lecture hall. Charlotte told me that “without Schurman, there would not have been a new lecture hall.” I checked out the interior of this beautiful lecture hall and had my photo taken at the lectern (as if I were giving a lecture). I also visited the university’s “Studentenkarzer” (Student Prison), certainly one of the city’s more unusual tourist destinations. Students who committed what was described as “minor transgressions,” including public intoxication, disturbing the peace, and freeing a farmer’s pigs to roam through the town, were incarcerated here for a few days or weeks, for the university had the right to do this in “the old days”; this campus prison was used be-

tween 1778 and 1914. However, students didn’t seem to mind this, for they were still able to attend lectures, buy some takeout food, and paint humorous, silly graffiti on the cell walls. When renowned American writer Mark Twain visited this jail, which he called a “prison of joy,” he commented that “the walls were thickly covered with pictures and portraits (in profile), some done with ink, some with soot, some with a pencil, and some with red, blue, and green chalks; and whenever an inch or two of space had remained between the pictures, the captives had written plaintive verses, or names and dates. I do not think I was ever in a more elaborately frescoed apartment.” When I checked out this student prison for myself, I certainly noticed the graffiti, including several student sketches of pigs (for some of the students had “gone hog wild” to end up in here), and a series of drawings of cats that were diminishing in size. My guide explained that the German word for hangover is “Kater,” similar to “cat,” so the clever sketches were depicting the diminishing hangover of a formerly inebriated student prisoner. This graffiti, then, could be considered to be an early version of social media. I also checked out one of the popular student pubs, the nearby “Zum Roten Ochsen” (the Red Ox), which was built in 1703, and it has been in the same family now (Spengel) for six generations. I soon discovered that the graffiti tradition continued here, for the walls were covered with student initials and other “works of art”—and

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after all, most schools, pubs, and events kept males and females segregated much of the time in the 1800s. Since that bygone era, the tradition has remained popular, and the delicacy is still made

This popular student pub has been in the same family for six generations.

generation of owners (their young children). Another popular pub, “Destille” had a sign at the entrance: “ENTRANCE IS STRICTLY ALLOWED.” Yet another bar, “Vetter” claimed to sell “the strongest beer in the world.” “Vetter 33” is 33 per cent alcohol and sells in this bar for 3.30 EUR. “Café Knosel,” Heidelberg’s oldest confectioner’s store, which has been in the same family since 1863, was yet another interesting stop in Old Town. While here, I learned that the original pastry chef invented a “Student Kiss” a chocolate praline nougat, spread on thin wafers, and covered with a layer of chocolate. This became a popular way for a young man of the day to give a chaste “kiss” to a young woman who caught his eye;

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EMC News - Brighton The Friends of Presquâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ile Provincial Park are in construction mode once again. The latest projectâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;removing and replacing about 2,000 feet of old boardwalk along the Jobesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Woods trailâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;will be built to the same standard as the marsh boardwalk, another Friends project completed in 2010. The small sections of boardwalk along the trail span hollows that fill with water every spring to become breeding grounds for a great number of amphibians and invertebrates that can live, or at least breed, nowhere else says park naturalist David Bree. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It may seem that a water body that dries up every year wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be good for much,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In par-

ticular, fish canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t colonize these habitats, but it is precisely the lack of fish that makes these pools so valuable. Fish are top predators and many aquatic creatures canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t survive where fish hang out.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forest vernal pools have been recognized throughout eastern North America as an endangered habitat,â&#x20AC;? added Bree. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jobesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Woods is Presquâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old-growth forest and the boardwalks on the trail cross some excellent vernal pools.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new Jobesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Woods trail and boardwalk is especially valuable for gaining access to these ponds without disturbing the habitats and protecting those species at risk,â&#x20AC;? said Friends spokesperson Peter Alker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All without getting your feet wet.â&#x20AC;?

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The $80,000 project will see volunteers replace the old, rotting boardwalks with new ones constructed with Trex, a woodalternative product made from reclaimed plastic and wood, materials that would otherwise go unused into landfills. It is extremely weather-resistant and will never rot, crack or splinter. As well, the new boardwalk will be made wider for better accessibility. Completion of the project is expected before the end of the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t promise a finish date as we have to stop for breeding season of the stuff in the pools and when the bugs are at their worst,â&#x20AC;? said Alker. The trail is the secondmost used in the park after the marsh boardwalk.

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With love from family and friends

irthday Celebration 90th B

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

Weekend Canadian Firearms and Hunter Safety Course, March 22-24 at the Thurlow Community Centre in Thurlow. To reserve a seat or to challenge the PAL exam, please contact Dave Taylor, (613)478-2302 or Ron Hutchinson (613)968-3362. No phone calls after 8 p.m.

‘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.

FIREWOOD DRY SEASONED hardwood. Cut and split. We have it stored inside. Delivery available at additional cost. Call Greg Davis 613-478-2103. Also spring fencing coming up. Cedar posts, poles and rails.(new) Log Length Firewood. Truck load. Approx. 8 cords. Winter sale- $1,100 delivered. We also buy standing timber anytime. 1-888-917-9663 “WOOD”. Number one hardwood log length firewood for sale. $1050/truck load or $2000/truck and trailer. Tax & delivery included. (613)771-0345. Seasoned firewood. $120/half cord load. 613-969-7525.

AUTO-GO-GO CART Battery operated. Folding to go on plane’s. Just like new $800 obo Call 613-395-4925 or leave message. Call Joss Satellite for all your Shaw Direct and Xplornet internet needs. Fast and friendly service. 705-778-2230. 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. DirecTV Satellite channels. Free receiver. Premium pkg. all channels. $100.00 per month. Call 613-848-1049, 10 am-9.00 pm. Flooring deals, berber carpet 99 cents sq. ft.; 12 mm laminate $1.49/sq. ft.; modern cut/loop carpet 1.49/sq. ft.; Free shop at home service. Saillian Carpets 1-800-578-0497, (905)373-2260. FOR SALE Estate Lots. 4 each. Beautiful area. 1.5 to Brighton, fabulous course, 401. Lot 1261X150 Cty 26 613-475-2544

acres miles golf size Rd

FOR SALE Excalibur Scroll Saw. Model EX-21 $350.00 613-968-8990

Brennan Robinson June 23, 1990 – February 26, 2009


HOT TUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1 - 8 6 6 - 6 5 2 - 6 8 3 7

Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard, but always near Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Call Barb at 613-477-1113

*HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837. Household 4 burner counter top stove, Whirlpool, like new, $250. 905-355-3935.

Love Mom, Dad & Brad

LISLE, John Raymond

Passed away peacefully on Thursday February 7, 2013 one week before his 88th birthday at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Mary Lisle (nee Wells). Loving father of Kathleen Lisle (Harry Tim), Christopher Lisle (Cat Duly-Lisle), and Timothy Lisle. Beloved grandpa of Gregory and Kevin. Survived by siblings Bernice McKeown, Betty Jean”B.J.” McHugh, Robert “Bob” Lisle (Tine), Fran Spencer (Jake Dal), Claire “Chuck” Lisle (Doreen) and predeceased by sisters Marie Young and Madeline Simpson. Remembered by many nieces & nephews. A Private family Funeral Service was held at the Weaver Family Funeral Home, Campbellford ON. on February 9, 2013. Cremation followed and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in the Spring. In lieu of flowers donations to the Stanwood United Church or the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at CL421425

Jackson Timothy Gagne

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Post-meeting, trades will be asked to express their interest by providing prequalifying documentation as detailed in Sec. 001153 of Frecon’s Prequalifying Documents available for pick-up at the time of meeting, Frecon’s Kingston or Russell offices, Frecon’s website ( or at the Kingston Construction Association (www. Trades that have previously prequalified with Frecon Construction need not resubmit prequalifying documentation. Prequalification submissions to be received on or before 4:00pm March 15th, 2013.


Open House 1:30 to 4:00 PM Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Moira Community Centre 29 Carson Road, Roslin, ON. Everyone Welcome, Best Wishes Only


Frecon Construction will be hosting an optional expression of interest meeting for sub-trades at the Land O’Lakes Community Services Centre, 12497 Hwy 41, Northbrook, Ontario on March 4th, 2013 at 10:00am for the proposed additions and general renovations to Pine Meadow Nursing Home. The project is expected to commence mid-April 2013 with anticipated completion by summer 2014. This project includes but is not limited to: structural, shingle roofing, architectural finishes, mechanical, electrical and site works.

Gerald Tummon


Grieving owner desperate to have her companion returned. My cat was not abandoned or a stray but taken from home environment.






With love, Corrie Jongenotter

Marc and Melinda (Genereaux) Lalonde and big sister Briella are excited to welcome AlexAnne ClAire lAlonde. She was born at home Jan. 3, 2013 and weighed 7 lbs 14 oz. Proud Grandparents are Philip and Brenda Genereaux of Stockdale and Gerry and Irene Lalond of Green Valley. Special thanks to our Quinte Midwives Stacey Lytle, Christy Miskelly and student Catherine for their support and the safe delivery of Alexanne


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A very big “Thank You” to my family and friends for joining me in celebrating my 80th birthday. Your attendance at the birthday party made it a very special day. Thank you for the birthday cards, gifts and beautiful flowers. They were all very much appreciated.

Nov. 2, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2010

The first time I saw you was like a punch right through my chest and I will forever, ‘cause you’ll forever be my one true broken heart, pieces inside of me and you’ll forever, my baby be. You will rest your head, your strength once saving. And when you wake you will fly away, holding tight to the legs of all your angels. Goodbye my love, into your blue, blue eyes, your blue, blue world, you’re my baby blue. Confess I’m not quite ready to be left. Still, I know I gave my level best. You give, you give, to this I can attest You made me, you made me. You and me forever you will always be my baby. 3 years since you left us and still we live with broken hearts. Love and miss you always our baby boy. Love Mommy, Daddy and your baby sister

STEPHENS, John (Jack) Arthur – In memory of a loving husband, father and poppy, who passed away February 28, 2005. Loving and considerate in all his ways, Upright and just to the end of his days, Sincere and kind in heart and mind, What a beautiful memory he left behind. Forever in our hearts Janet, girls and families

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Three years ago this day From us you were taken away. Our hearts they are still broken, From the sadness of that day. To us you were so special. You were so from the start. You touched the lives of many Who by chance you got to meet. Now you’re gone to heaven, An angel you’ve become. We’ll keep your special memories In our minds, and in our hearts. Our darling little grandson. Forever you’ll be loved. Gone but never forgotten To the moon and back We send our love.

Love now and forever, Granpa Leo and Gramma Debbie Gagne, Aunt Tanya, cousins Isabelle and Wyatt


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


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

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1 bdrm apartment, upper level of home. All inclusive with appliances included. References are required. $700/month Call 705-313-6601


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

Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

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Godfrey, ON 613-374-2566

(Since 1985)

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334 Dundas St. E., Belleville Fantastic 1, 2 and 2 bdrm lrg suites. GREAT PRICE! Indoor pool, gym, social rm with events, laundry. Office open daily, drop in today. GREAT MOVE-IN INCENTIVES!



Bay Terrace Apartments


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

Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

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613-392-2601 TrenTon WesT side

Two bedroom apartment in beautiful tri-plex building. New fridge & stove. Heat, hydro and water included. $825/month.

Kenmau Ltd.

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TrenTon easT side 2 bedroom apt with private entrance, fridge, stove, water, heat & hydro incl. $750/mnth.

Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

Attractive main level 1 bedroom apt. with private entrance, fridge, stove, water, heat & hydro included $645/mth

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Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

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One of Trenton’s finest 4 plexes on main floor with lots of character. 2 bdrm apartment with high ceilings, crown moldings, built in corner cabinet, gas fireplace, fridge, stove and heat included. $875/ mth plus hydro and water.

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West side (Front St.) 2 bedroom, main level with private entrance. Fridge & stove included. $650/mth + utilities. West side (King St.) 1 bedroom w/private entrance, fridge, stove, water incl. $550/mth.

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THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BRIGHTON JOB OPPORTUNITY FIRE DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT-PART TIME The Municipality of Brighton is seeking a Part Time Administrative Assistant in the Fire Department. Responsibilities: Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing all clerical support to the department. This position will work up to 21 hours per week as directed by the Chief performing duties including reception, preparing and responding to departmental correspondence and invoices, filing and data entry. The position also supports departmental and committee meetings by providing secretarial services according to municipal standard. Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma complimented by 1 to 2 years’ experience in a general office setting. Proficiency in MS Office applications is required. Pay Rate: CUPE Band 5 A detailed job description is available on the municipal website Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume clearly marked “Fire Department Administrative Assistant – Part Time’ prior to 12:00 noon, March 1, 2013, to the attention of:

Small room to rent in Trenton. All furnished, microwave, table. Shared bathroom and kitchen. Family setting. $400/mth. References required. 613-392-0193. Trenton room for rent, $120/week. Cable and utilities included. Suitable for working person only. First and last weeks. Sidney St. (613)965-5731.

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Human Resources Municipality of Brighton 35 Alice St., P.O. Box 189 Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 The Municipality of Brighton wishes to acknowledge and thank all candidates for your interest in responding to this posting, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and any supporting material is obtained and used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Room in executive home. No smoking. Parking. $430/mth. Suitable for working person. 613-967-2744.


East side (Albert St.) spacious 2 bedroom apartment with private entrance. Fridge, stove, heat & water included. $900/mth + hydro. East side (Lingham St.) 2 bedroom with private entrance, fridge, stove and water included. $775/mth + heat & hydro

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



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


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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.


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2 bedroom apartment, $700/month plus heat and hydro. Laundry facilities, balcony, mature building. No pets. (613)242-8437

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,



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1 bedroom in 4 plex. Kaladar. Available April 1. $475 plus hydro. First/last. References required. 416-554-9746.


Spacious apartments with fridge, stove, water and storage space. Some with a balcony. One and two bdrm apartments from $615-$725/mth + Utilities

Starting at Delivery and maintenance package included. Limited time offer. Instant rebates up to $1,000.

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.


Tired of paying too much for TV service? Sign up now and get a HD PVR and a 2nd regular receiver for free!! Plus Free Installation! Programming packages starting at just $27 a month! Limited Time Offer, call 613-885-2326. CL384141

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.



KALADAR ONE bedroom apt, fridge/stove. Available March 1, 2013 613-336-9429



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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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.

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

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

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


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.

BRIGHTON FARM 25 acres with beautiful home and good out buildings - insulated cold storage, tile drained. Presently rented. $415,000 with tractor, loader and other small implements as bonus. Cty Rd 26 1.5 miles to Brighton, fabulous golf course, 401 613-475-2544


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

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

$$MONEY$$ Consolidate Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169


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.

WANTED USED kitchen cupboards. Just bottoms (4-5 ft) For basement. Call 613-395-4925

Dog Grooming by Bernadette. Professional services with TLC. New clients welcome. 550 Trenton-Frankford Rd, 1 minute north of 401. (613)243-8245.


Take a “private vacation” from stress with Relaxation Massage and Spa. For the discreet and selective. Call (613)969-5463 for details.

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.


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

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


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


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

Melissa • Belleville West • 613-920-2619 Kristy • Belleville East • 613-921-1715 Nancy • Brighton and Colborne • 613-475-2914 Linda • North West • 705-868-7027 Cindy • North East • 613-920-4369 Cindy • QW Trenton & Stirling & Frankford • 613-920-4369

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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

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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. Coleborne; bargain, spacious 4-plex, big lot. Needs renovation. $80,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.



Wilburn Archer Trucking is looking for an energetic, highly motivated individual for the position of Dispatcher in our Bottom Drop/Pneumatic Operation. The candidate must be a secondary education graduate and post secondary is highly preferred. The candidate should have strong math skills, strong personal communication skills and exceptional customer service management skills. The candidate must be able to handle an extremely fast paced position with ever changing requirements driven to succeed. The candidate must have fluent computer skills with focus on Word, Excel and Outlook. The candidate must be highly organized and well versed in North American Geography. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and results-driven organization where your skills will be highly used and valued. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants considered for the position will be contacted. Please submit your resume to Ransom Lapensee at


Barrett’s Farm & Family Centre

BELMONT ENGINE Repair & Marine will be closed Saturday, March 2 and re-open March 18 at 8 am. Come and see us at the Home and Outdoor show in Peterborough March 15, 16, and 17th.

Crew Foreman • General Labourer

All candidates must be students currently enrolled in a program of education, returning to full-time studies in September 2013.

These positions are ideally suited to a person who enjoys working outdoors. The positions have the potential to be physically demanding and the ability to work in all weather conditions is required. Preference will be given to applicants with the following qualifications: • Experience operating the following equipment: Farm Tractors • Skid steers • Lift Equipment (i.e. Scissor Lifts, knuckle booms) • Proficient in Math • Possess carpentry skills. • Ability to work at heights up to 100 ft. Your own personal transportation to & from our office, work boots, rubber boots and appropriate working attire is required. A valid “G” license is required with clean drivers abstract. Apply in person with resume and drivers abstract. Only those selected will be contacted for an interview. #449 A-B Barrett Rd. Stirling-Rawdon Township

Student Parks/Arena Labourer  Provide assistance in the maintenance of parklands, gardens, playing fields and facilities including, but not limited to, painting, garage cleaning, planting and trimming  Assist in garbage collection and litter pick up in municipal properties  Drag and line ball diamonds  Other duties as assigned General Abilities  Valid Ontario Driver’s License  Physically fit  Quick learner that requires little supervision & can work independently  Dependable, responsible, trustworthy; courteous and polite to the public  Knowledge of tools and mechanical equipment  Knowledge of Health and Safety procedures  Start Date: May 6, 2013, End Date: August 31, 2013



AZ DRIVERS Many fleet options at Celadon Canada. DEDICATED lanes; LIFESTYLE fleet with WEEKENDS OFF: INTRA-CANADA or INTERNATIONAL.O/O and LEASE opportunities. Join our Success.Call 1-855-818-7977

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D& W Forwarders Mechanic required. General repairs. Truck & trailer in Marmora. Fax 905-459-2156 Attention Peter HELP WANTED!!! Up to $1000 Weekly paid in advance!!! Mailing our brochures/postcards or paid biweekly!! TYPING ADS for our company. PT/FT. Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Needed!

“HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . No Experience Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.

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

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. Hardwood Floor Installation and resurfacing. Ceramics. Light renovations and upgrades. Over 30 years experience. Please call for free estimate 613-394-1908. HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877-793-3222 Ken Chard Construction. Renovations, decks, siding, sidewalks, fences, ceramic, windows, painting etc. Free estimates. Call: 613-398-7439. 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.

Open 8:00 am -5:00pm Mon-Fri Toll Free 1-800-345-7303 Local 613-395-1433 E-mail

Please forward resume with covering letter and references in a sealed envelop marked “PARKS & RECREATION – SUMMER STUDENTS”

by noon, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013 to:

Human Resources 35 Alice Street Brighton, ON K0K 1H0

Trent Hills Business is seeking a Receptionist and Office Assistant Applicants must have Grade 12, excellent customer service skills, experience in Microsoft Word and Excel, pleasant phone manner, ability to multi-task Position is full-time Tuesday to Saturday Company offers competitive wages and benefits Email Resume & Cover letter to Kim at Career Edge:

CITY OF QUINTE WEST Invites applications for a Records Management/Council Support Assistant

Book your classifieds online at or call 613-966-2034 ext 560 B10

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CREDIT PROBLEMS? I HAVE SOLUTIONS! Andrea Johnston A.M.P 200 Dundas Street E, Suite 305 Belleville, ON K8N 1E3 Office: 613-968-5151 Toll Free: 1-888-216-7770 ext 306 Email: Web:

Invites applications for an

Casual Employment Opportunities The City of Quinte West is seeking qualified, licensed, competent and committed individuals for “Casual” employment opportunities within the following division for the 2013 season.

FSCO Lic# M08002475 Broker# 10202 Independently Owned and Operated

Public Works & Environmental Services Parks & Open Spaces Division – Casual Labourers (Duties may include grass cutting, landscaping, and sports field maintenance) Minimum Grade 12 required Preference to those applicants with related skills, training, licenses and experience This opportunity may require shifts on weekends and evenings (May-November approx.) Please submit a resume and covering letter for the above noted positions. Resumes will be received until 4:30 p.m. on Monday March 11, 2013. Please send resumes marked “2013 Casual Employment Opportunities- Confidential” to the undersigned: Tim Osborne, CMM III Manager of Human Resources City of Quinte West, 7 Creswell Drive P.O. Box 490 Trenton, ON K8V 5R6 Telephone (613) 392-2841 ext.4437 Fax (613) 392-5608

Give Your Old Stuff a New Life

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. All information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M45. We thank all applicants who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



The City of Quinte West Corporate and Financial Services Department is currently inviting applications for the position of Records Management/Council Support Assistant. The position will assist in the management of the City’s automated records management system including data input, file retrieval and tracking, report generation and file destruction procedures along with the processing and indexing of files in accordance with the City’s classification scheme and retention schedule. You will respond to requests for off-site records from all departments and secure return of same as well as assist other departments with organizing and monitoring records, shelving, boxing and moving documents. Maintaining the records rooms, keeping records organized for quick retrieval; walkways and work areas free of records not in use and obstructions. You will assist the Deputy City Clerk with administration of all applications for licenses as prescribed in accordance with various by-laws of the municipality and recommend for approval/denial, all applications for licenses in accordance with the provisions of applicable by-laws/regulations. The position will act as Deputy Issuer of Marriage Licenses; act as Deputy Division Registrar for the processing of vital statistics (e.g. birth and death registrations) in accordance with Provincial regulations. The position is responsible for providing some administrative and secretarial support to the Corporate & Financial Services Department. There is a requirement to assist with counter duties and inquiries, receive incoming departmental revenues, schedule and coordinate appointments and meetings and compose internal and external correspondence as required and perform other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy City Clerk. It is expected that the successful candidate will have Minimum Grade 12 Graduation Diploma, an understanding of legislative framework affecting records management in municipal government, knowledge of automated records management and other office software applications. Excellent public relations skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong data entry skills and research and analytical skills are essential. The ability to interact effectively with all staff is critical. A Valid Class G Driver’s License and clean Driver’s Abstract is required. Remuneration: 2013 CUPE Salary Grid $21.38/hr. (35 hrs. /wk.) Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume clearly marked: “Application: Records Management/Council Support Assistant” by 4:30p.m. on March 11, 2013 to the undersigned: Tim Osborne, CMM III HR Specialist Manager Human Resources City of Quinte West Trenton, ON K8V 5R6 Email: timo@quintewest.caWebsite Address: We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom


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The Municipality of Brighton wishes to acknowledge and thank all candidates for your interest in responding to this posting, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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Tender 1 – Ground and Lawn Maintenance Tender 2 – Services associated with interments and inurnments


Office Phone Number – 613.394.4244


Tender Submissions must arrive prior to March 15, 2013

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The separate tenders are for the following two services. You may bid on one or both tenders as they will be awarded either together or separately depending on the merits of each submission.



Hard copies of each tender may be picked up at the church office at 9 Byron Street, Trenton Ontario K8V 6S2 or can be mailed to you. They can also be emailed to your company at your request by contacting the following email address:

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The Board of Directors of Saint George’s Anglican Church Cemetery is issuing the following two tenders for services provided to the cemetery during the contract year of March 31, 2013 through to March 30, 2014.

BID OPPORTUNITY The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte serving as the gateway to the world famous Trent Severn Waterway, and is just 90 minutes east of Toronto on Highway 401. The city is now accepting bids for the following project: PW 13-23 Sale of (3) Three Surplus Generators Closing Date: March 14, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time Detailed information packages are available online at (Bids and Tenders under the Business section). Submissions properly endorsed and sealed in an envelope with the return label displayed will be received at the 2nd floor reception area on or before Closing Dates as shown above. Local time is in accordance with the electronic punch clock located in the 2nd floor main reception area of the municipal office which will be deemed conclusive. Late submissions will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be considered.


Questions about the bid process may be directed to Janet Powers, Purchasing Supervisor


613-392-2841 Ext. 4450. Questions or clarification regarding the specifics of the job must be emailed to The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all submissions.

CITY OF BELLEVILLE TENDER CALL CONTRACT NO. EOS 13-01 TREE TRIMMING & TREE REMOVAL Tender submissions, properly endorsed and sealed in the envelope provided for the purpose and clearly marked as to contents, will be received by the Finance Department (Purchasing Services), 1st Floor, City Hall, 169 Front Street, Belleville, Ontario at 1:00 p.m., local time, on Friday, March 22, 2013. Tender documents can be obtained from the Finance Department (Purchasing Services) 1st Floor, City Hall, 169 Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, K8N 2Y8 upon payment of a non-refundable fee in the amount of $25.00 including H.S.T. in cash, by interac direct payment, credit card or by cheque made payable to the Corporation of the City of Belleville. 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.

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. Reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, the Executive Director takes a leadership role in overseeing all aspects of the operations, providing day-to-day direction to salaried and contracted staff, assuring the effective delivery of its core programs, as well as other related provincially and municipally-funded contracted services, which currently includes the Ontario Self-Employment Program, Small Business Centre operations, and the Eastern Ontario Development Program. The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications: • 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 Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Tender Document Contact: Yasmina Jamal Purchasing Supervisor Tel. (613) 967-3200, Ext. 3301/3203 Email:

By email: Fax: 613-961-7998


Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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

The Lowest or any tender or any part of any tender not necessarily accepted. City Project Contact: Mr. Chuck Naphan Traffic & Boulevard Supervisor Tel. (613) 967-3200, Ext. 3318 Email: OR Patrick McNulty C.E.T. Manager of Transportation Tel. (613) 967-3200 Ext. 3319 Email:

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9 Elgin Street East, Cobourg, Saturday, March 2, 2013 Preview @ 9:30 a.m. Auction starting at 11:00 a.m.

A Large Quality Estate Auction

To Include: Silver & Silver Plate, Art Glass to Include: Moser & Daum, Quality Furniture, Oriental Carpets, Lighting, Radial Arm Saw & Delta Table Saw. We will be Selling the First Session of the Life Long Collection of Terry Weatherall, a well-known Collector & Dealer of Over 50 years, to Include: Over 100 Oil Paintings & Watercolour’s. Selection of Priced Tag Sale Items, as well as a collection of priced books, Starting @ 9:30 a.m.

Watch the website for updates & photos. David Simmons Auctioneer & Appraiser Canteen powered by The Buttermilk Café

Tel: 905.373.0501 Toll Free: 1.855.503.2963 Fax: 905.373.1467 Email: 9 Elgin Street East, Unit 6, Cobourg Ontario K9A 0A1

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ONLINE ONLY AUCTION: Precision DNC, Lachine, Quebec (Plant Closed). Plant liquidation of CNC & Manual Metalworking Machinery. Bidding Closes March 6, 2013. Auction information: 902-852-5331, & 101 Applewood Drive, Brighton, Ont. K0K 1H0 Phone 1-613-475-6223



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Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Selling household contents and work shop contents from wood working shop. All nice clean power and hand wood working tools plus supplies, qty hand made hobby horses, other carved toys plus other items, bird houses etc, radical arm saw, wood lathe, table saw, band saw, scroll saw, air compressors, Smat 1’ thickness planer, dust collector, chop saw, Karcher pressure washer, some good books, 6” jointer planer, toy trains, router and bench, bench grinder, hand tools, parts cabinets, etc, large selection glass china, collectables, depression pcs, Wedgewood, old pictures, china glass, figurines, Blue Mountain, milk glass, Doulton figures. The list goes on and on. Selection small tables, rocking chairs, occasional chairs, selection dressers and chests, beds, table & chair sets, bed sofa, plus much more, old fishing pole, old set Mason’s books, other old books, bridge lamps, ornate carved pedestal table, solid walnut table w/carved legs, the list goes on and on. This couple were married over 50 yrs and home was jammed full in every room. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. Gary E. Warners Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS.



A Large Antique & Collector’s Auction to Include: The First Session of a Life Long Collection of Oil Paintings & Watercolours, Large Amount of Antique Picture Frames. Please Watch Web Site for Updates. Large ½ Price Indoor Yard Sale: Sunday @ 9:30 a.m.


Call Peter Demers at 613-966-2034 ext. 501 to book your ad in the EMC


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


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






Sunday, March 3, 2013 - Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction 11:00 a.m.

David Simmons: Auctioneer & Appraiser

Tuesday Mar 5th @ 6pm Doors open at 5:00pm


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BELLEVILLE 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. MARCH 1-3, Belleville Downtown DocFest 2nd Annual International Documentary Film Festival. Passes and tickets: The Empire Theatre box office, or 613-969-0099. Film selection, schedule and ticket outlets at Loyalist College Post-Graduate Public Relations students are coordinating a Youth Basketball Tournament in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward County. Saturday March 9, 10 am-4 pm in the college gym for ages 12-18 years. Cost per team is $50. To register 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 Tuesday 5 March: Opening of an Art exhibit ‘What does International Women’s Day mean to you?’, 5-7 pm at the Core, 223 Pinnacle St. Belleville. All are welcome. Event is free. Refreshments. Food Addicts in Recovery AnonymouS, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Hillcrest Community Centre, 69 Centre St, Belleville. No dues or fees for members. Susan at 613471-0228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or visit Free Noon Recital featuring music for the Lenten Season. Tues., Mar. 5, 12:15 to 12:45. Freewill donations. Bridge St. United Church, 60 Bridge St. E., Belleville. Gilead Hall euchre on Bronk Rd., every other Tuesday evening from 7:15 to 10:00; next euchre March 5. All welcome. For more info call Fern at 613-969-9262. Come join the fun at Trillium 2000 Seniors Club at 75 St. Paul St., Belleville. Tuesday: cribbage; Wednesday: euchre; Thursday: carpet bowling and shuffleboard; Friday: darts. Cribbage 3rd Sunday every month. All start at 1 p.m. Open to all seniors 50 and over. Diner’s Club: Every Tuesday from 12noon until 2:00pm @ Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville, for further information call 613-969-0130 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. Wednesday 6 March: Africa: a Love story - From childhood to the Quinte Grannies For Africa. Speakers Mieke Thorne and Rosemary Embree. Belleville Public Library, 3rd floor, 6 PM, 254 Pinnacle St. All are welcome. Free. The Ontario Early Years Centre at Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms, 301 MacDonald Ave., Belleville. 6 days/week. or 613-966-9427. Quinte NeedleArts Guild Stiching for Fun! Offering workshops and lessons or come work on your own embroidery piece. Belleville Recreation Centre, 116 Pinnacle St. 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. 9:30am - 3pm. Call 613-473-4831 or 613-476-7723

Upstart Art Show and “From the Heart”, Belleville Art Association Gallery runs to March 9. 392 Front St., Belleville. Seniors 5-pin Bowling, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Come and meet new friends for fun and fellowship. Belleville Pro Bowl, Bayview Mall. Call Ken 613-962-3429 Nutritious, frozen meals distributed every Friday, 2-4 p.m., Bridge Street Church, Belleville. There is no cost and no pre-ordering is required. To register, show ID on your first visit for each participating family member.

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.

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. St. John’s United Church Indoor Walking Program, Tuesday & Friday 10-11am, until mid April, 50 Bridge St. W., Campbellford. Free admission. Please bring clean shoes. For info 705-653-2283 Taoist Tai Chi Beginner and continuing classes available throughout the week at the Community Resource Centre, 65 Bridge St. Campbellford. Join anytime. Call 705 696 1782 for more details. Soup n Sandwiches dessert and beverage. Wed March 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 at the Campbellford Seniors, 55 Grand Rd (across from Service Ont Centre). Everyone welcome. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Campbellford Festival of Sacred Praise, Saturday March 2, 7:30pm. Mass Choir of local churches, a hymn sing , vocalists, and musicians performing. Freewill offering in support of Campbellford Fare Share Food bank. Refreshments. Info: Betty 705-632-1023 Saturday, March 2, , Trent Hills Soccer 2013 Registration, 10:00 a.m. – Noon at Trent Valley Lanes, Campbellford. www.

CODRINGTON Codrington Drop In Centre Monday thru Thursdays from 9:30 till 11:30 am.

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. Discuss your child’s development, speech and behaviour Wednesdays at Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St., 10:00 – 11:00 am. Info: Cheryl McMurray, Northumberland Child Development Centre, 1-866-218-1427. cheryl@

CORDOVA MINES March 2 - Indoor Yard Sale at the Community Mines Rec Hall, 9am-1pm. Bake table, coffee & lunch available. Limited table rental available, call 705-7782893 to reserve.

FRANKFORD Sunday Worship Service and Sunday School at Frankford United Church 10:30 am. All are Welcome! Roast Beef Dinners, Frankford Legion March 6. $10.00 starting at 5 P.M. each day.

HASTINGS Hastings Trinity United Church spaghetti supper Friday March 1, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8.

HAVELOCK The first Sunday of the month, Bid Euchre at the Havelock Lions Club. Games start at 1 p.m. $5.00/ person. For information, contact Glen Shearer 705-778-3169 or Glen Ellis 705-778-3039. Havelock Seniors Club Bid Euchre, first Saturday of the month, 1 pm. Friday March 1, Roast Beef Luncheon, 11:30am -12:30pm. Cost of $8.00. Odd Fellows Hall 8 Oak St, Havelock. Hosted by the Dorcas Rebekah Lodge #98. Havelock Legion Meat draws, every Sat. 3 pm. Sunday Crib Tornaments every Sunday at 1 pm $10 per team. Everyone welcome.

MADOC Royal Canadian Legion Br 363 Madoc has mixed darts every Thursday night 7.30. Everyone invited Lenten Fish Fry, Friday, March 8, St. John’s Anglican Church, 115 Durham St. N, Madoc, 5 - 7 pm. New Zealand Cod, Salads, baked beans, buns, dessert and beverage included. Adults $13, Children under 12 yrs. $7, Preschoolers Free, Family rate $38. BADMINTON every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m. at Centre Hastings Secondary School. Contact Terry at 613-473-5662

Seniors’ Euchre Parties, William Shannon Room. Mar 1, 7 pm, First Fridays Marmora Open Mic, Marmora Curling Club Lounge, 2 Crawford Dr. No cover. All types of music welcome March 1st - World Day of PrayerMarmora; ecumenical service at Marmora Pentecostal Church, 2pm. Theme: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Everyone welcome; social time to follow. March 8, 3pm -8:30 pm: Women in Wellness at Marmora Community Centre, 38 Victoria Ave. Holistic Fair, Food, Demos, Door prizes, guest speaker, group meditation. Visit or Janice at 613-472-0341. Free Admission.

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. Asphodel-Norwood Public Library: Every Friday at 10 am – Story Time The Donegal Fiddlers monthly dance on Saturday, March 2, Norwood Town Hall, 2357 County Road 45, 7-10 PM. Admission is $5.00 and lunch is potluck.

P.E. COUNTY Wednesdays, Knitting 2-4 pm, Zumba 7:30-8:30 pm. Fridays Yoga 1:30-2:30 pm. Ameliasburgh Community Hall Every Thursday night, Mixed Fun Darts Consecon Legion, 7 pm. Everyone welcome Picton afternoon Shout Sister Choir welcomes new members. Practices are Wednesday 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St, Picton. www.


MARMORA Fridays, 1:30 p.m., Marmora

Stirling Legion is holding meat draws on Saturday March 2, 3:00

p.m. Assorted meats to win. Open to the public.

TRENTON Trenton Lions Club 77 Campbell Street weekly Thursday Night Bingo. Cards on sale at 6pm, program at 7pm. Proceeds to support community projects. Everyone welcome. My Theatre presents Remember Me? Mar. 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, Historical Trenton Town Hall - 1861, 55 King St, Trenton. For tickets: or Quinte Chamber of Commerce. 14th Annual Kinsmen Fishing Equipment Sale, Sunday March 3, 9am-2pm, Trenton Arena Auditorium, Couch Cres., Trenton. Food available. $2 admission. Info: 613-394-4234 Trenton Memorial Hospital. New fashion wear and accessories at our gift shop. New stock arrives weekly. Spend over $50 and your $4 parking ticket will be refunded. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Contact: 613 392 2540 ext.5449 Retired Women Teachers, Trenton & District, luncheon on Thurs. March 7, 11:45 a.m., King St. United Church, Trenton. Speaker is Meike Thorne from Grannies for Africa. Cost is $13 (Guests $15). All retired women teachers are welcome. Diane 613 398-0952 MONARC Weight Loss Surgery Support Group for bypass, band or sleeve recipients or those interested meeting, March 4 at 7pm, Trenton Memorial Hospital, 2nd floor, board room. Cathy 613-3940260 or Gwen 905-355-1576.

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. Tweed Public Library is offering free computer/Internet instruction. Sign up today!

Bid Euchre Tournament 3rd Sunday of the month at Actinolite Recreation Hall 1 p.m. Lunch available. Tweed Line Dancing: Every Tuesday at 10:30 am. Hungerford Lion’s Hall, 65 Victoria St N.Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Country Music 1st Sunday of the month at Actinolite Hall 1 p.m., backup music by LA Country, open mic, lunch available. Tuesday March 5-7:00 pm, Tweed Public Library: Tweed & District Horticultural Society meeting featuring Conrad Grol, speaking on pruning. Also, a video of care of Dahlias. Non-members - $3.00

TYENDINAGA Diner’s Club: Held once a month on the 1st Wednesday at Deseronto Lion’s Hall 12 noon 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 Warkworth Legion: March 6, Bid Euchre Starts at 1:30. March 7, Fun dart league. Starts at 7:30 Everyone Welcome Saturday, March 2, 9:30 am, Free 2 Hours Demo - Figurative Abstraction by Brian Smith at the Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts. 40 Main Street

WOOLER Soup & Sandwich, Mon. March 4, 11:30am to 1pm. $7.00 per person. Wooler United Church

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arts exhibition although Howat says that total could increase. There are a number of musicians already signed up for the open microphone evening on March 23. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope next year that we can add some drama groups and put on a little fringe theatre,â&#x20AC;? Howat said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to build on this and we have three floors; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using one floor this year and I want to use two next year and a third floor the year afterward.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to represent all sorts of arts.â&#x20AC;? To cover off the literary side of things, the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library is running a special NFA story time at the Le-

gion on Saturday morning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are trying to involve kids. The libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been very keen and supportive,â&#x20AC;? Howat, a retired teacher, musician-artist-vintner and Legion Branch 300 youth education officer, says. The festival will also feature some beginner workshops on drawing and shading and watercolours sky and cloud formation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The idea is to try and generate an opportunity for local people to come and learn to improve their skills, to give them some place to show and a venue from which they can begin to sell in the future,â&#x20AC;? Howat said. Some of the featured artists will be painting while

at the show and Howat says his colleagues are always happy to talk to people about their art. He has also linked the show with the Society of All Arts in the United Kingdom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gradually building up all the links because those links will help push our art further and make the event bigger.â&#x20AC;? He is especially happy to have established the event as a spring festival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to stick with this. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a spring festival from here on in. One day it will be one the people at the Norwood Fair will be proud to talk about.â&#x20AC;? For more information contact <norfest@gmail. com>.

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graphic arts exhibition, Howatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nervousness about trying something even more ambitious in 2013 was understandable but switching dates from July to March and the addition of a stand-alone open stage music night organized by the Cat Sass Coffeehouse seems to have turned things around. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going very well and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very pleased with the support weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having especially from local businesses; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken it to heart, especially Cat Sass, and the Legion which is what I need,â&#x20AC;? Howat told the Northwest EMC. Right now there are 13 artists booked for the Saturday and Sunday graphic

EMC News - Campbellford - A van was driven into a house in Campbellford. Shortly after midnight on Sunday, February 24, Northumberland OPP responded to a motor vehicle collision on Front Street North in Campbellford where a van had been driven into a house. The OPP responded and spoke with witnesses advising that a male was seen running away from a 1999 green Dodge Caravan and into a nearby house. The

van had been driven into some steps and into the adjoining enclosed verandah. A male was located matching the description provided and he was found to be under the influence of alcohol, but denied driving the van.   This male had a cut on his lip and explained that he had been out at two local establishments, got into a fight but was evasive with police about specific details.   There was extensive

damage to the house and vehicle. No injuries were reported in relation to the collision. Investigation into this event is continuing.  The OPP are seeking assistance from the public for the following: anyone who may have witnessed or participated in a fight at a local drinking establishment on Saturday night; witnesses who may have seen a green 1999 Dodge Caravan leaving a local drinking establishment at approximately midnight that may be able

to identify the driver; anyone who may have seen the same green van in the Front Street North area in Campbellford that may be able to identify the driver. Witnesses are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888310-1122 or the Campbellford Detachment at 1-705653-3300. Crime Stoppers will also receive anonymous information at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where persons may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.



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