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Hoping to bring x-rays to Med Centre

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EMC News - Madoc - With the hopes of bringing further medical technology to Madoc’s Tri-Area Medical Centre, Deputy-reeve Tom Simpson invited delegates from the Local Integrated Health Network (LHIN) and Community Care Executive Director Pat Dobb on a tour of local facilities last week. Along the way were stops at the Huntingdon Veterans Hall, Hospice House, as well as the United Church for its Thursday lunch, but Simpson says the focus is currently on offering access to x-ray imaging equipment in Madoc. The space is there in the Medical Centre, along with associated services, Simpson says, noting to the LHIN representatives, “we’re looking for permission, not money.” It was also an opportunity, says Dobb, for them to “see how the services we fund are integrated with the other Please see “New” on page 2 services.” And Simpson notes there has been a demon-



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EMC News - Tweed - Over the course of the last few months the Tweed community has had the opportunity to submit name ideas for Tweed’s new school which is under construction in front of the existing Tweed Hungerford Senior School. At a celebration assembly held March 4 Principal Susan Carlton-Maines announced that the committee in charge of co-ordinating the naming will submit “Tweed Elementary School” as the new name. In giving the students an update on the naming Principal Maines said, “Dylan McPhillips and Amanda Shipley represented the students at the last naming meeting held last week and all of you had input into making the decision between Tweed Public School and Tweed Elementary School; clearly you preferred Tweed Elementary School and that is what we are recommending to the board of education. They are having a meeting on March 18 where they will likely accept our recommendation. “The other naming decision is we decided to maintain the name SH Connor because SH Connor was a person who was principal of Tweed schools for 43 years making him very important to the start of education in Tweed. We are recommending the Learning Commons or central area of the new school will be called SH Connor Learning Commons.” Principal Maines went on to say the next step in the process is that students will be asked through the leadership of Amanda and Dylan to get suggestions from the students for logos for the new school and school colours. “We need to make decisions about whether we want to maintain the grey and burgundy, remembering that SH Connor has a green colour, and the mascot; do we stick with the tiger or go with a dolphin or go with something completely different. Students can start to think about how that might take shape.” Principal Maines also announced that with the help of leadership students the school was able to raise $300 for the Free the Children campaign. That money will go to various projects around the world. She also announced that Andy Shipley, Amanda Shipley and Alissa Palmateer were winners in the Tweed Legion Public Speaking contest. At the assembly teacher Lindsay McDonald addressed the students about the kickoff of Violence Awareness and Random Acts of Kindness week at the school. “Friday will be our blue day and students can

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St. Carthagh School takes the big crunch

EMC News - Tweed - For the second year in a row St. Carthagh School in Tweed has joined a number of other schools in Ontario in taking the Great Big Crunch. Unlike last year though when all of the schools bit into an apple, which has been the ongoing fruit of choice for the crunch, the school had to crunch a carrot because of a shortage of apples in Ontario as a result of an early warmup last year that killed off apple blossoms. The program is designed to bring up healthy eating awareness among students. The Crunch started in 2009 with 28,063 students participating; last year over 160,00 students were involved. At exactly 2:30 p.m. on March 7 the students all take a bite of something healthy. They are logged online with other schools so the numbers of participating schools and students is tracked. Teacher Leslie Beatty co-ordinated the program and is the Food for Learning representative at St. Carthagh School. Earlier in the year she submitted a proposal to the Food for

Learning program for a $500 grant and then used the funds to involve Ashley Hartnett who is the dietitian at Gateway Community Health Centre.

able” from the grocery store with processed meat and cheese and a chocolate bar and we try to show the children an example of something that isn’t healthy and explain why. We then make our own healthy lunches that the kids can “We usually take a look at all put in containers that can be re-used. We play a game where the food groups are placed in a the lunches.” circle and the kids go around and choose the “We usually take a look at all the lunches,” healthier foods; they seem to enjoy this activity said Ashley, “Some are great and some could and it is a good way to make the choice interacstand to be improved. We also bring a “lunch- tive.”

Leslie said that each week they work with a different class and will eventually have covered all the classes. She said that since the program began she has seen some improvement in what the children bring for lunch but says there is still room to improve further. Leslie added that the Food for Learning Program also provides funding for their breakfast club as well as the snack boxes which are in each class and offer the children healthy snacking alternatives.

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(AMENDED) 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 Plan 221, in the Village of Madoc, in the Municipality of Centre Hastings, County of Hastings; 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). Dated at Madoc, Ontario, this the 25th day of February, 2013. (Ms.) Pat Pilgrim,CAO/Clerk Municipality of Centre Hastings 7 Furnace Street,P.O. Box 900 Madoc, ON K0K 2K0



This month’s Tweed Kiwanis Terrific Kids at Tweed Hungerford Senior School (THSS) are Jacob Allport, Eva Ulloa, Paige Jackson, Ashley LaCroix, Kelly Lockwood, Makayla Smith, Tamara Lucas, Jasmine Lockwood This month’s Tweed Kiwanis Terrific Kids at SH Conand Jessica Romancych. They are joined by helpers Ryley Brownson nor School were rewarded for their caring and they and Lauren Barry as well as Kiwanis member Don Herbertson. Photo: are (front l-r) Deziel Downer, David Newman, Chelsea Scott Pettigrew Calvert and Dyess Downer. Back row are Eli Prance, Sage Sotheringham, Maddie Bateman and Jaequin Christian. They are joined by Kiwanis member Don Herbertson. Photo: Scott Pettigrew


TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake passed bylaw 2013-06 on the 5th day of March, 2013 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended. AND TAKE NOTICE, under the Planning Act Section S.34 (19) any person or public body may, not later than 20 days after the day that the giving of written notice as required by subsection (18) is completed, (not later than 20 days after publication in this newspaper), appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the bylaw by filing with the Municipal Clerk a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the bylaw, and the reasons in support of the objection accompanied by the fee prescribed $125.00 payable to Marmora and Lake. Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a zoning bylaw to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF BYLAW 2013-06: Bylaw Number 2003-11 be and the same is hereby amended by the following bylaw: Bylaw 2013-06 will amend the zoning of Con 4 Pt. Lot 2, Plan M71 Lot 34 PCL-34-1, Roll Number 1241-141-010-32833-0000, from Open Space (OS) to Rural Residential-Special (RR-5). DATED AT MARMORA AND LAKE THIS 5TH DAY OF MARCH, 2013 Judy Durbatch Municipal Clerk

Logan Thibideau, Austin Gray, Andrea Davies and Zoe Koch were all rewarded by the Tweed Kiwanis for being BUGs as they all brought up their grades this month at THSS. They are joined by Kiwanis member Don Herbertson. Photo: Scott Pettigrew Continued from page 1

wear blue ribbons and dress up in anything crazy blue they want to wear. The week is to promote random acts of kindness and trying to drown out those senseless acts of violence.” Miss McDonald went on to read from a book for the assembly about filling each person’s invisible bucket. She said the message for the week is to treat others the way you would like to be treated and trying to think about the random things students can do to fill up each others buckets. Miss McDonald also said the students headed downtown in Tweed to do a kindness blitz on Tuesday where they hand out random goodies on the street. “It is interesting for the students that have participated because of the surprised reaction that the public has when you want to do something nice; they often wonder whether they are supposed to pay money but they then realize after the students explain, the idea is to pass it on.”

Tweed Kiwanis rewarded both Maddie Bateman (left) and Jaequin Christian at SH Connor School in Tweed for Bringing up their Grades (BUG) as part of the Kiwanis BUG program. They are joined by Kiwanis member Don Herbertson. Photo: Scott Pettigrew

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Greg Rossetti, managing director of the Energy Division of Bondfield Construction Company, and Jeff Allan of First Ontario Energy Inc., fielded dozens of questions from concerned and interested ratepayers during a March 5 public meeting at the town hall relating to a proposal for the installation of a solar farm at the western edge of Marmora and Lake. Photo: Judy Backus

EMC News - Marmora - The notice in the paper invited interested parties to attend a March 5 public meeting regarding the possibility of a ten megawatt solar generating facility being located in Marmora. The public, including the reeve, CAO and three of the four councillors, responded in force, arriving at the town hall where they ďŹ lled the chairs set up for the occasion. They brought questions and concerns which were addressed by Greg Rossetti, managing director of the Energy Division of BondďŹ eld Construction Company which is based in Concord, Ontario, and Jeff Allan of First Ontario Energy Inc. This was said to be the ďŹ rst of many public meetings related to the matter. A presentation made by the two included photos of existing installations and a large Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs map which depicted the classiďŹ cations of farmland in the area. The one in question, a 200-acre parcel on the north side of Highway #7 east of Terrace Road, was rated as category four land, not prime farm land, and as such is deemed suitable for for the 100-acre installation. As was pointed out, “You can’t put up a solar farm on prime agricultural land.â€? If it goes ahead—and it was stressed that this was the ďŹ rst public meeting relating to the matter, and that as yet no application had been made to the Ontario Power Authority—the solar farm would produce enough power for 1,200 homes annually for a period of 20 years. As well, information provided

indicated that the $35-million installation would provide 50 to 80 jobs during the eight-month construction phase as well as a staff for ongoing maintenance. The project description read, “A solar farm is proposed which will collect the sun’s powerful rays and convert them into electrical energy through photovoltaic modules. These modules will be assembled in arrays and be spread out across the land. “The proposed solar farm will be of a size capable to produce ten megawatts alternating current of electricity which will be dispersed into the local distribution electricity grid system.â€? With regard to the beneďŹ cial environmental and health impacts of such an energy source, it was noted that estimates suggest that “every 1,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy generated power would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by two to 2.5 million tons.â€? The men spoke of stringent rules regarding the protection of the existing natural environment and of a requirement for Please see “Solarâ€? on page 17


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Where to put that sign ers?â€? With reference to the ďŹ nancial statements between 2008 and 2011, he pointed to increases of almost 41 per cent in salaries and beneďŹ ts for Marmora and Lake employees. He commented on the local parks and recreation budget saying that user fees brought in approximately $200,000 annually, with the related costs in salaries and beneďŹ ts being about $600,000. He asked if the hard questions had been posed as to what Marmora and Lake could afford, stressing that there were necessities that had to be addressed in the area of core services, and simply because something had been done in the previous year didn’t mean it had to be carried on. As he put it, “We can’t keep spending money we don’t have.â€? With regard to the proposed hike in water rates, he asked if all the options had been looked at, saying there was a reasonably good chance that it wouldn’t be enough, commenting that having looked at similar situations in other communities, he discovered that when the rates went up, consumption went down. With regard to spending, he stressed the need to be “extra prudent and careful,â€? suggesting that provincial funding was

likely to decrease, then recommending, “We have to live within our means. We have to make tough decisions ‌.â€? He stressed that he was not being critical of those who work for the municipality, saying everyone he had talked to had been very helpful. He closed by saying debt and entitlement were poor examples and that our children were being taught a “terrible life lesson.â€? Referring to all levels of government, he noted, “We can do a much better job of managing ďŹ nances if we have the will to do so. It’s not going to be easy—people have to make tough decisions.â€? Reeve Terry Clemens responded, thanking Beck for his interest and comments, clarifying a point when he explained that since January 2001, Marmora and Lake had been one municipality with a ďŹ nancial responsibility to deal with issues such as those mentioned, “whether we live here or in Dickey Lake or on Station Road. He referred to existing laws saying that a balanced budget must be presented, and adding, “Our debt in this municipality is the envy of others!â€? He stressed that council members did understand downloading and were aware of decreasing funding.








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EMC News - Marmora - The March 5 council meeting began with two delegations, one from Mike Bailey of Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe, and the other from Wayne Beck, a local resident. The ďŹ rst dealt with a matter of signage, and the fact that Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had been asked to remove the sandwich board from the four corners as it did not comply with existing bylaws and obstructed the sight line. Bailey suggested there were no signs to attract anyone to the downtown businesses and asked for permission to put the sign out again, saying it not only beneďŹ tted his business but others. He asked where the sign could be put in order to â&#x20AC;&#x153;keep the downtown vibrant.â&#x20AC;? Bailey, who indicated that the sign had been moved to where there was no pedestrian trafďŹ c or safety issues, was referred to Chief Building OfďŹ cial Matt deJong for information as to where it could be placed. Councillor Linda Bracken asked for input from CAO Ron Chittick who said the municipality had a program of placing signs at a number of locations along the highway, mentioning the newly installed standard at the four corners, and saying there was room on it for another panel. He did say that a sandwich board sign could be placed in front of a business, but that the previous location of the Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sign presented concerns for both pedestrians and motorists. In reference to the tourism signage at the four corners, Bailey suggested that most had not yet noticed it, and if they did look at it, their attention would be taken away from the highway. He did agree to work with deJong to ďŹ nd a solution to his quest. Beck, who for some time has been attending council meetings, was next to speak, having reviewed the audited statements from 2008 to 2011 and prepared an overhead presentation. He proceeded, during the allotted 15 minutes, to share his thoughts with council members and those in attendance at the meeting. With regard to a proposed ten per cent increase in the water rates and a related meeting the previous week, he commented that based on the information provided, unless council members were being given additional information, an informed decision on the matter could not have been made. In reference to such programs as the upcoming tree giveaway, he suggested that although the cost to the municipality was just $500, the program itself cost far more, and whether it was municipal or provincial money, it ultimately came from the same source. He suggested, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before we say we support this or support that [mentioning pumped storage and solar panels] have we made an earnest effort to understand the total costsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not just the cost to Marmora and Lake taxpayers, but to all Ontario taxpay-

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Proposal to Declare Surplus Lands NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS The City of Quinte West Corporate Financial Services Committee proposes to declare surplus and sell certain lands set out and described as follows; Unopened Road Allowance between Lots 18 and 19, Con 4, formerly the Township of Sidney, now the City of Quinte West, Registered Plan 21R-1983.

Based on input received at the Public Meeting, the Committee will forward a recommendation to City Council for final consideration of the proposal. Copy of the proposal is available at City Hall located at 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton Ward.

Virginia LaTour Deputy City Clerk 7 Creswell Drive, PO Box 490 Trenton, ON K8V 5R6


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EMC News - Madoc - Students in Brad Olsen’s reconstruction and renovation class have a new workshop thanks to business owner Sean McKinney. Last week McKinney, broker and owner of ReMax Quinte, officially handed Olsen the keys to a garage behind their Madoc Office the students will be using as their off-site workshop. Also on hand were Deputy-reeve Tom Simpson, ReMax officials and students from the 2013 class. Students will continue to work in partnership with the municipality on several projects as time and budgets allow, Simpson says, including continuing

work at the boat launch as well as areas downtown. And the location will be perfect for small construction projects and to use as a base in the community, Olsen says. One of the first projects on the list is the construction of several portable calf sheds but, he notes, there is work to be done in the new space as well. And among the construction requirements inside the nearly empty twocar garage, he says, will be some picnic tables to work from. On the municipal project list for the class of 2013’s construction season are washrooms for the boat launch, further work on the boardwalk, storefront

CHSS teacher Brad Olsen takes the keys from ReMax Quinte owner Sean McKinney for a workspace for 2013 construction students. restorations, and several other paint- when the weather doesn’t co-operate, ing and reconstruction jobs, Simpson “there are plenty of odds and ends,” says. And between the major jobs, or Olsen says.

Committee supports school’s renovation and restoration program By Judy Backus

EMC News - Madoc - In his written report to the Community Policing Advisory Committee during a March 6 meeting, Staff Sergeant Peter Valiquette mentioned that the first two months of the year “saw the detachment tasked with a variety of responsibilities and approximately 600 calls for service.” Snowy days, resulting in collisions, represented an increase in calls,

a fact which led him to caution, “Motorists don’t seem to grasp the fact that bad weather means stay at home, or if you have to go out, to adjust your driving habits accordingly.” Members reviewed the statistics relating to calls for service for the general area and for their specific municipalities, for both numbers and types of call under seven headings: violent, property, drugs,

driving, miscellaneous, property and vehicles, and provincial statutes. Also in Valiquette’s report was mention of visits currently being made by Community Services Officer, Alana Deubel, to all schools in the area, where she stresses the importance of Internet safety. Valiquette said that although the OPP is sometimes criticized, they are also commended for their


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actions. In his report were notes from two residents who had occasion to call 911 and who later expressed their appreciation by sending notes of thanks to the detachment. The committee itself received a certificate of appreciation from Graham Warren, the Program Coordinator for the Victims of Violence Canadian Centre for Missing Children , “for their support in efforts to reduce crimes against children.” The committee had previously agreed to purchase personalized child identification kits to be used for the Stranger Danger Program. In his report, Valiquette offered kudos to the Community Drug Action Team officer, Brad Croghan, in relation to a recent and major drug arrest in Marmora where four people were arrested and a significant amount of cocaine and a large sum of cash were seized. A request from Tom Simpson, deputy-reeve of Centre Hastings, to representatives on the Community Policing Advisory Committee, was approved following discussion. He asked that the committee consider a donation of $250 toward the purchase of tools for a program at Centre Hastings Secondary School for use in their Renovation and Restoration Program which is in its seventh year. In a message sent to committee member Wynne Rollins, Simpson spoke of the many projects accomplished by the class in Centre Hastings, Madoc Township and Tweed. Among them, renovating the Foundations Centre that supplies meals to students at lunch time; painting at the local arena; converting a garage into a storage unit for Heart of Hastings Hospice; renovations at Community Care and work on the bleachers at the fairgrounds. It was pointed out that while they are contributing to the community, the students are learning a number of valuable skills.

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The importance of preserving our history EMC Lifestyles - Marmora - Coordinated by the Marmora Seniors’ Club #87, a March 9 gathering at the town hall (which is approaching its 100th anniversary) had a twofold purpose: to entertain and inform. The afternoon got underway with a half hour of music provided by violinist Gabriella Hamley and pianist George Danes who delighted the many in attendance with a selection of songs, prefacing the performance with a tribute to the late Stompin’ Tom Connors. The title of the session was Capturing History Before It Is Too Late, the speaker for the afternoon being Peter Lockyer, former CBC radio and television broadcaster. In 2004, his love of history, awakened in part through his university thesis on the canning industry of Prince Edward County, which at one time was the centre of industry in Canada, led him to found History Lives Here Inc., a company, which as his biography indicates, “works with businesses, industry associations, and communities to help them celebrate their history.” As Bonnie Danes read in introducing the speaker, “Peter is working with his community to develop heritage products: summer guided Gallows and Graveyards walking tours of downtown Picton (his hometown), fall/winter History Nights at the Regent, a lecture series on historical themes … and a video series showcasing the history of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties called the History Moments.” Lockyer brought with him a selection of the DVDs, several books, two trucks made by an area craftsman and finished to look like commercial vehicles of old, as well as a slide show designed to highlight the importance of preserving local history. He began his talk saying it was about P.O. Box 490 7 Creswell Drive Trenton, Ontario K8V 5R6

creating awareness regarding the importance of history and heritage, along with public education and fund raising around heritage issues. As he said, “If you want to restore buildings, and maintain them, it does come down to a matter of money.” He asked all to imagine a world where history made money, for if that were the case, he said, we would not be looking at tearing down heritage buildings, but would look upon them as “critical assets in our business.” Nor, he said, would we look on our museums, archives, cemeteries, and libraries as municipal loss leaders but would see them as profit centres. If history made money, rather than recruiting older volunteers to do the necessary work related to these structures, he suggested that staff would be hired as history was creating jobs in the community. He said he was not against development as such, but had a problem with development at any cost, commenting, “I think municipalities have to have some leadership on the issue and some guiding vision and policy that shapes that so that communities don’t look the same.” He spoke of the differences between municipalities in the general area relating to the existing physical infrastructure, suggesting, “if you take down all the special places in your community, you have to wonder what is so special about it.” Looking to the future, and the aging of the volunteers who work to support such things as heritage buildings, he asked what would happen when they were no longer able to carry on. He said, “I think municipal governments and governments at all levels should be concerned about this because there is going to be a huge demographic of people who are doing this work as volunteers, but when they retire, not only from working but retire from volunteerTel: 613-392-2841 Toll Free: 1-866-485-2841 TTY: 613-965-6849 Fax: 613-392-7151



FORM 1 PLANNING ACT, R.S.O., 1990, c.P.13, AS AMENDED NOTICE OF THE ADOPTION OF AN OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Quinte West approved all of Amendment Number 1 to the Official Plan for Part of the City of Quinte West as adopted by By-law Number 13-27 on the 4th day of March, 2013 under Section 17 and 22 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.P.13, as amended. And take notice that any person or agency may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Corporation of the City of Quinte West not later than the 3rd day of April, 2013 a notice of appeal setting out the specific part of the proposed Official Plan Amendment to which the appeal applies and the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the $125.00 fee, made payable to the Minister of Finance, as required by the Ontario Municipal Board. The proposed Official Plan Amendment is exempt from approval by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the decision of Council of the Corporation of the City of Quinte West is final if a notice of appeal is not received before or on the last day for filing a notice of appeal. Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a decision of the approval authority to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by any unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or group on its behalf. The purpose and effect of Official Plan Amendment No. 1 is to provide a policy framework for the City of Quinte West to control land use matters related to Methadone clinics and Methadone pharmacies. The purpose of this amendment is to amend the Quinte West Official Plan to include general policies regarding the location of methadone clinics and methadone pharmacies within the municipal boundaries and also to specifically permit methadone clinics and methadone pharmacies within the three specific Planning Districts: Trenton Urban Service Area Planning Districts 2A, 2B, and 8A. By-law #13-27 applies to all lands within the municipal boundaries of the City of Quinte West. The complete by-law is available for inspection in the City of Quinte West Planning and Development Services Office during regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Monday to Friday). Should you require any further information regarding By-law Number 13-27, please contact the City of Quinte West Planning and Development Services Department at (613) 392-2841 quoting file number D09/Q05/13 Dated at the City of Quinte West this 14th day of March, 2013. DonnaLee Craig, AMCT City Clerk

ing … there is a huge crisis coming up ten to 15 years down the road in the volunteer sector that has huge implications on your buildings.” He did say though, that in many cases, heritage buildings represented lost business opportunities as there were many communities making money from their history. One of the future challenges he identified was to attract the next generation as community leaders and volunteers. He talked of tours of heritage properties with the resulting funds targeted toward related projects such as the purchase of significant collections, the proper storage of museum collections, and educational programs. “It all starts with public education; you have to awaken the community,” he stressed.

Peter Lockyer and Jess Davis of History Lives Here Inc. arrived at the Town Hall on March 9 equipped with DVDs, a slide show, books and posters all regarding the importance of preserving our history. Photo: Judy Backus

Student Theatre at The Marble Church Arts Centre

EMC Entertainment - Tweed - If you are eight to 14 years old and like to have a good time while learning new skills, then this is for you. Starting April 3, Tweed & Area Arts Council is presenting Student Theatre. Come join us and delve into the magic and excitement of theatre. You’ll have fun, learn teamwork, and gain experience in acting, dance, and singing. What a great way to gain self-confidence, meet new people and show an audience

what you can do. The brochures are in the local schools and the municipal office of Tweed. Classes will be Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the month of April. Cost is $50 for the classes. A showcase will be presented on Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Marble Church Arts Centre. Admission is $1 and a donation to the Tweed Food Bank.

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had enough of your cuts; our hospitals and health care are bleeding to death! Health care services are being eliminated, discontinued or forced out into the private for-profit sector despite the fact we not only pay a provincial income tax we also pay a health tax brought in by this Liberal government to help fund health care. The funding would certainly be available if this government hadn’t totally squandered multi millions of dollars on such infamous projects such as e-Health, Ornge, and the relocation of two gas-fired electric generating plants in order to attempt to garner a few more votes at election time. The lack of common sense and oversight on these projects is mind-boggling. We have yet to face the huge costs as a result of the “Green Energy Act.” As usual, no common sense applied. Another disturbing aspect of this underfunding and reduction of services is the impact it will have on our ability to attract and retain doctors in this province. When you discontinue services


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you, in effect, reduce the earning ability of the doctors involved. That certainly isn’t a positive incentive for a doctor to set up a practice in Ontario! We already have thousands of families who have no family doctor and in the direction we are heading this will get worse, not better. Then there’s the problem of appointments with specialists when needed. The wait times are long now and will only increase as qualified specialists leave on graduation or established specialists relocate to greener pastures. As a province we rate eighth in per capita spending on public health care, eighth in spending as a percentage of provincial GDP and dead last (tenth out of ten provinces) in Ontario Public Hospital Funding. This is unconscionable given that Ontario sends more money to Ottawa than it gets back so the federal government can distribute the difference to the so-called “have not” provinces and they can spend more dollars per capita on health care funding than Ontario. Give your head a shake. How does this make any sense whatsoever? Then there’s the millions being wasted on LHINs that could be put into front-line health care. It is commonly believed by the average person in the street (read voter) that the only function the LHIN provides is to establish a buffer between the minister and the public. You may not believe it minister, but we do, and perception is everything. Another bone of contention is the high salaries paid to hospital CEOs and senior administration staff. It seems that to make the big bucks you are better off being the CEO of a hospital than you could earn as the prime minister running an entire country. An additional concern is that while hospitals are being downsized in terms of beds available and services rendered the salaries keep going up. In the real world if you run a smaller organization you would normally be paid less, not continue to receive increases! Where does it all end? The people who cast the votes and shake their heads in wonderment would really like to know. Perhaps it’s time to show some true leadership and stop this endless round of cuts and discontinued health care services to those who put you in power in the first place. Tom Alexander, Trenton

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EMC News - Quinte West - Although the budget for Quinte Waste Solutions is lower this year by $4,020, the city of Quinte West’s share has actually increased by $7,689. Terry Cassidy, chair of the Centre and South Hastings Waste Services Board, said they are collecting more material. The board’s gross budget is close to $4.5 million and includes collection, processing and marketing, household hazardous waste and electronics diversion, and recycling services. It also provides recycling service at public events, and backyard composting assistance. The board has recently tendered for its recycling collection and processing programs. The current contract is over on November 3, 2013. “The board has enjoyed eleven years of below average pricing since the last tender in 2002,” it was noted. “All industry indications point to the likelihood of increases in pricing for the new contract.” The board approved the 2013 budget at its January 14 meeting. The cost per municipality: Quinte West - $545,931, Centre Hastings - $61,585, Marmora and Lake - $48,296, Tweed - $48,351, Stirling-Rawdon - $53,714, Madoc Township - $22,479. Operating expenses included $3.6 million for the Blue Box program in all municipalities, $117,758 for compost and promotion, $345,920 for Household Hazardous Waste and electronics program, $117,232 for industrial, commercial and Blue Bins and $220,045 for administration.


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Venezuela after Chavez

EMC Editorial - “The graveyards are full of indispensable men,” said Georges Clemenceau, prime minster of France during World War I, and promptly died to prove his point. He was duly replaced, and France was just fine without him. Same goes for Hugo Chavez and Venezuela. “Comandante Presidente” Chavez’s death on Tuesday came as no surprise. He was clearly coming home to die when he returned Gwynne Dyer from his last bout of surgery in Cuba in December, and since then everybody in politics in Venezuela has been pondering their post-Chavez strategies. But none of them really knows what will happen in the election that will be held by the end of April, let alone what happens afterward. Venezuela never stopped being a democracy despite 14 years of Chavez’s rule. He didn’t seize power. He didn’t even rig elections, though he used the government’s money and privileged access to the media to good effect. He was elected president four times, the first three with increasing majorities, but the last time, in 2012, he fell back sharply, defeating his rival by only 54 per cent-44 per cent. That is certainly not a wide enough margin to guarantee that his appointed successor, Nicolas Maduro, will win the next election. Maduro will doubtless benefit from a certain sympathy vote, but that effect may be outweighed by the fact that Chavez is no longer there in person to work his electoral magic. If his United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) were to lose that election, it would not be a tragedy. Chavez was an unnecessarily combative and polarising politician and a truly awful administrator, but he has actually achieved what he went into politics for. Twenty years ago Venezuelan politics was a corrupt game fought out between two factions of a narrow elite. Now the task of using the country’s oil wealth to improve the lives of the poor majority is central to all political debate in the country. In last year’s election, the Venezuelan opposition parties managed to unite behind a single presidential candidate, Enrique Capriles, whose political platform was basically “Chavismo” without the demagoguery. In previous elections, the opposition had railed against Chavez’s “socialism” and Marxism, and lost by a wide margin. Capriles, by contrast, promised to retain most of Chavez’s social welfare policies, and lost very narrowly.

Over the past dozen years Chavez’s governments have poured almost $300 billion into improving literacy, extending high school education, creating a modern, universally accessible health-care system, build housing for the homeless, and subsidising household purchases from groceries to appliances. What made that possible was not “socialism”, but Venezuela’s huge oil revenues. Capriles had to promise to maintain these policies because the poor—and most Venezuelans are still poor—won’t vote for a candidate who would end all that. He just said that he would spend that money more effectively, with less corruption, and a lot of people believed him. It would not be hard to be more efficient than Chavez’s slapdash administration. Venezuela today has the fairest distribution of wealth in the Americas, with the obvious exception of Canada. Venezuela’s “Gini coefficient,” which measures the wealth gap between the rich and the poor, is 0.39, whereas the United States is 0.45 and Brazil, even after ten years of reforming left-wing governments, is still 0.52. (A lower score means less inequality of income.) For all of Chavez’s ranting about class struggle and his admiration for Fidel Castro, this was not achieved in Venezuela by taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor. It was accomplished by spending the oil revenue differently. He changed the political psychology of the country, and it now has the potential to be a Saudi Arabia with democracy. That is not a bad thing to be, and the Venezuelan opposition has finally grasped that fact. It remains for Chavez’s own party to understand that it has actually won the war, and to stop re-fighting the old battles. A spell in opposition might help it to come to terms with its proper role in the new Venezuelan political consensus: no longer an embattled “revolutionary” movement, but the more radical alternative in a more or less egalitarian democracy. This will be hard for the PSUV to do, because the people around Chavez are still addicted to the rhetoric and the mindset of “struggle” against the forces of evil that they see on every side. Nicolas Maduro, for example, could not resist claiming that Chavez’s cancer had been induced by foul play by Venezuela’s enemies when he announced the leader’s death. One day, Maduro promised, a “scientific commission” would investigate whether Chavez’s illness was brought about by what he called an enemy attack, presumably by the United States. Ridiculous, paranoid stuff, and it shows just how far the PSUV has to travel to take its proper place in a modern, democratic Venezuela. But the journey has begun, and it will probably get there in the end.


Conservatives find $10 million for ads while cutting food safety Dear Editor, Conservative MPs and the party are trying to buy your support with advertising paid for with your tax dollars. They’re increasing spending on advertising while cutting programs that really matter to Canadians. But Canadians are speaking out. Their votes are not for sale, and they want to know why the Conservatives are wasting their money. They want to know why Stephen Harper can find an extra $10 million for government advertising this year, but can’t pay for programs that really

matter, like food safety. The latest round of Conservative cuts will not only hurt the economy, but also put our health and safety at risk. Less than a year after the tainted meat scandal at XL Foods, the Conservatives are cutting the budget for food safety. In fact, they’re cutting the budget for food safety at the Department of Agriculture by almost one-third. People will not buy Canadian meat, fruit and vegetables if they can’t trust that it’s safe to feed their families, but

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EMC Editorial -When you hear Stompin’ Tom Connors’ version of the country classic I’ve Been Everywhere, recorded at the Horseshoe Tavern in 1971, it’s easy to believe every word of it. He somehow, without pretension, seemed to know more than the rest of us. And that was more than 40 years ago. Connors was a Canadian music icon who had no hesitation telling us exactly who we are and where we live. He was a storyteller, and a great one. He discovered our soft spots as well as our hard ones. He crooned and he ranted and he joked. And the stories were all coming from our backyard. He was our Woody Guthrie. The story goes that his career started in Timmins, Ontario, when he ran out of beer money. The Maple Leaf Tavern proprietor offered him a deal. Entertain the crowds and your beer tab is covered. Connors, thankfully, agreed and the rest, as they say, is history. But as a career starter, how Canadian is that? His two-month sold-out run at the Horseshoe back then was a testament to his talents and his individuality. There was nobody like him. He was unassuming, unthreatening and about as honest and forthright as a storyteller can be. And he touched us. He touched us whether we were four or 104, coal miner or office worker, living in the mountains or on the prairies. He sang of hockey and potatoes, Saturday nights in mining towns and long days in lumber camps. He sang about the TTC, the giant goose that graces Wawa and the Donnellys. He sang about the fire at the Hollinger mine, Luke’s guitar and tobacco picking. He wrote about the work we did and the fun we had. He wrote about social justice, hailing unsung heroes and mythical Canadians along the way, and he wrote about growing up. He wrote about the disasters we suffered, both as a nation and as individuals, and he wrote of the things that mean the most to us. Tom Connors started from humble beginnings, left school early and travelled the country as a migrant musician. He wore a cowboy hat and stomped his foot when he played and he poked fun at everyone, including himself. And on the surface, he didn’t appear to be much more than a singer. But Tom Connors was no country bumpkin. He was a serious artist, a philosopher and a sociologist with a complete understanding of the business of entertainment and his role in it. And when he disappeared from view after returning an armload of Juno awards, we missed him dearly. So much so, in fact, that his fans rallied together and were eventually able to encourage him to return to the stage. And they were almost certainly the only ones who could have moved the man. Connors was a Canadian first and foremost and his roots stretched across the country. He didn’t want them anywhere else. And he lived without it long enough that the money never really mattered. Not nearly as much as the people. So when he says, “I’ve been everywhere,” and mentions Larder Lake, you know he can’t be exaggerating. And when he turns a verse into a circuitous tour of Ontario and another into a tour of the Maritimes, we can’t help believe he’s been there, done that. And probably more often than he cared to remember, by bus or by train or by thumb. Tom Connors passed away last week and left a musical, historical and geographical legacy for a country to ponder. He celebrated Canada by travelling through it, eyeing it closely and meeting its people, and what he showed us was a warts-and-all portrait of something innately beautiful, constantly changing and, for many, something that completely defies description. He showed us ourselves. Describing Canada is no simple task. Explaining it is even harder. But Connors had no trouble with that. He made it easy for us to see who we were, both describing and explaining a nation without getting complicated. That takes a lot of thought and a lot of love. In three-minute snippets, he made us laugh, he made us cry and he made us feel at home. Thank you, Tom Connors, for your loyalty and your honesty. We could all learn from that. Advertising Consultant Jennet Honey 613-966-2034, ext 509

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Dear Editor: In years gone by Stuart McLean has delivered his inimitable storytelling via the Vinyl Café on the stages of Stirling’s Festival Theatre and the Empire Theatre in Belleville. It is a very entertaining show recorded live for CBC Radio, giving Canadians across the country a few laughs at the locals’ expense, plus introducing some great Canadian musical talent. But too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. Unfortunately, here in 2013 I often find myself switching from CBC Radio 2 (103.9 FM) back to CBC Radio One (98.7 FM), or vice versa, at the sound of Stuart’s voice. His weekly show used to be a welcome guest joining us for a slow Sunday morning breakfast. Now his unique cadence seems to be there for breakfast, lunch and dinner most days of the week and then yet again if you happen to be driving home in the wee hours. For long-time CBC Radio listeners this is just one more sign of ongoing degrading moves which CBC staff have had to endure. Why? Well, despite the Harper Tories promise during the last election that they would not cut CBC’s budget they broke their promise in last March’s Federal Budget and slashed CBC’s funding by 16 per cent. Once again Harper & Co. simply lied to us to get some votes. With no alternative way to deal with this reduced budget 800 of CBC’s dedicated staff were laid off. Of these numbers fully 650 were creative staff who brought us news, intellectual views and Canadian music which we can get nowhere else. CBC’s International news bureaus are being shut down while recording studios and transmitters are being shuttered across Canada. Many shows have been cancelled including flagships such as Dispatches with host Rick MacInnes-Rae and Connect with Marc Kelly which kept Canadians informed about world events. When the broadcast hours needed to be filled, repeating programs like Stuart McLean’s was about the only answer program managers had available. None of this is ever talked about in the taxpayer-funded “Action Plan” propaganda Conservatives bombard us with on a daily basis. Harper wants the CBC gone. If he follows his present trajectory he will one day propose selling CBC to his buddies in the private sector. The suggestion of selling ads on

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Women’s Day march By Steve Jessel

EMC News - Belleville - International Women’s Day took place on March 8, and to mark the occasion roughly 50 people marched through downtown Belleville in solidarity with similar marches across the world. “It’s the culmination of a whole lot of work,” sad organizer Mieke Thorne. “We are celebrating how far we’ve come, but for me personally … here, I can march. I don’t get beat like the women in Zimbabwe. It’s not perfect, but we have a whole lot more than some people.” Chanting slogans and proudly displaying a massive International Women’s Day banner, the march and their police escort drew more than a few curious glances as they made their way down Front Street. For Belleville city Councillor Pat Culhane, that kind of attention is exactly what she was hoping would happen. “A heightened awareness, that’s the best that we could hope for, and every year it gets a little bit bigger,” she said. “You don’t know what decisions women make as a result … we can’t know what steps that take moving forward in their own lives; we can know it has a positive impact.” Prior to the march, the International Women’s Day committee made a brief presentation about the current status of women worldwide, and explained their

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CBC Radio is a first step. Commercialization will destroy what CBC is supposed to be … a cultural connection for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Harper has his own ideologically bent Sun Media station up and running under the guidance of his former mouthpiece, Kory Teneycke. Listening to Ezra Levant spew his right wing propaganda from this ultra-conservative “Fox News North” gets tiring in a hurry. Ezra never fails to repeat the lie that CBC is costing taxpayers a pile of money. Millions of our tax dollars can be given to General Motors to create a few jobs bolting cars together because engineers have yet to figure out how to robotize some part of the process while creative jobs at CBC are being decimated by Harper’s Conservatives. It can easily be proven our tax dollars priming CBC’s cultural pump spin off new shows and jobs that create much more wealth than we invest. Perhaps arch-Conservative, the late Dalton Camp said it best: “Owning one national communications facility, such


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reasoning for holding the celebration. “It means we celebrate the strength, the courage of women, how far they’ve come,” Thorne said. “We have to speak up for those who can’t, that’s what we have to do. Let people be aware of what’s happening in the world.” Culhane said she she hopes the march and similar activities continue to grow as the years go on. The International Women’s Day Committee has held five events this year to celebrate the day, including an international women’s day art exhibition at the Core Centre beginning on March 5. “This movement needs more women, and too many of us are isolated in our own small pods,” Culhane said. “We do our work, we go home, we look after our kids. We do not realize what an impact we can have on an individual basis; I’ve learned that in my 65 years and I use that every opportunity I get.” A common theme from the march was equality, as across the world women are still paid on average 77 cents to the dollar that men make. “When you look at the progression of events … women were indentured slaves, all nations all colours all creeds, they worked for nothing,” Culhane said. “It’s still 77 cents on the dollar for equality with men, so we’ve come a long way from nothing to 77 cents, and we’d like to make it all the way to the dollar, we would like equal treatment.”

Parrott Foundation helps replace roof of Heritage Centre By Scott Pettigrew

“We needed at least $20,000 over and above our regular fund raising in order to accommodate the roof and the painting of the pillars and railing on the verandah as well as the silver anniversary celebrations which we have planned this year, so this money has made a big impact on what we are able to accomplish this year.” Evan said there is a committee working on the 25-year celebration of the Heritage Centre and they will report March

13 on what plans have been made for this summer. Evan added that the lottery money will go toward the painting the verandah. “The two lotteries should pay for that and the Parrott Foundation covers the roof costs.” Evan went on to say that once again this year he has applied to Human Resources for the regular summer student for tourist promotion and he said he has applied to the Summer Experience program for another student. He is hoping to get a student to index the Heritage Herald from 1990 to the present; Evan has been

writing the column in the Tweed News since that time and said that people often come in and ask him about articles he wrote over the years and he said it is very difficult to locate the articles. This month in the Memorial Gallery of the Heritage Centre for the first time they have a display of paintings and artefacts of the maple syrup industry in the Tweed area. “We are very pleased with the public response in lending the centre paintings and historical artefacts. One of our volunteers Jo-Anne Kellar with the assistance of her friend Wendy Stevens have

done a really good job helping create the display,” said Evan. The exhibit will be on display for two months and will be followed by a display of art work by Tweed students in May. Also coming up is a talk by Terry Sprague at St. Andrews Church; he will be talking about the natural and cultural heritage of Prince Edward County. Tickets are $5 in advance and are on sale at the Heritage Centre. Evan said if there are tickets left over they will be available at the door but don’t count on getting a last-minute ticket as sales for the talk are very strong.


EMC News - Tweed - “We received $12,000 from the Parrott Foundation in Belleville and it will help us put a new roof on the annex of the Heritage Centre in Tweed and plus replace a couple of the smaller roofs,” said Evan Morton, Curator of the Heritage Centre. He said that last year he applied for grant money to do the work but did not get it.

Evan Morton, curator of the Tweed Heritage Centre is seen here with a slice of a maple tree found at the bottom of the river near Chisholms Mills. The tree is thought to be 200 years old and if you look closely you can see where spiles have been tapped into the tree over the years. Photo: Scott Pettigrew

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EMC Lifestyles - Stirling - While she is now retired from the classroom, Nancy Sherk still emphasizes the importance of teaching others about art and the art world. A strong and longtime supporter of local artists, Sherk is a board member with the Belleville Art Association and recently joined Stirling’s collection of artists known as The Group of Eleven. Born and raised in the area and a painter since her teen years, Sherk spent much of her teaching career at Sir James Whitney School and while there were other subjects on her timetable the art classes still stand out. “It’s just so important,” she says not only of teaching art appreciation but the process itself. And in learning about visual arts, she says, other skills of observation, critical thinking and analysis become second nature. And Sherk uses those skills regularly while enjoying the outdoors whether close to home, travelling or on regular visits to the east coast. Many of her works, now most often done with acrylics rather than oils, feature landscapes, waterways and shorelines. A scouting tour with a camera often leads to uncovering numerous subjects and provides a visual framework for the vast outdoors, Sherk says, but other paintings have been completed on location. And that has occasionally meant from the deck of their sailboat moored in one of many safe harbours.

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gether, Engaging Men to End the Violence Against Women,” mentioning a February 14 event held in Belleville where 70 people attended a “one billion rising” event to bring awareness to violence against women, and basically say, “enough is enough!” In speaking from her business background, Runciman commented on the huge buying power of women, saying that 80 per cent of household spending is attributed to women, and that currently women control $20 trillion in spending globally, something which is expected to rise in 2014. She suggested women may well be the dominant force of economic growth in the near future, and, she said, “organizations that are able to capitalize on the roles women play … are most likely to have a competitive advantage

as the world pulls out of the global recession.” “Locally,” she said, “we also wanted to recognize women in wellness and look at how that plays out for many of the businesses, and how it plays out with health in our community as well.” She spoke of the benefits of being in a small community, mentioning the existence of small businesses, the sharing of ideas, and collaboration, things that make this area special. She commented that women are more involved in the workforce than they were in the past, a situation which brings additional challenges and stresses. She asked how women could find a balance, mentioning yoga, meditation, a healthy diet, exercise and the mind/body connection, all of which were very much in evidence that day.

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EMC News - Marmora - The annual and very comprehensive 35-page report for the Marmora wastewater treatment facility was approved by council members during their March 5 meeting. As detailed in a letter to the district manager of the MOE, Victor Reid, Manager of Environmental Services, it was noted that the purpose of the report is, “to provide a performance record or future references, to ensure that the ministry is aware of problems as they arise, and to provide a compliance record for all terms and conditions outlined in the Certificate of Approval.” Water and sewer rates for the coming year will be reviewed and approved at the March 19 meeting to allow residents time to respond. A ten per cent increase has been identified which will see the fixed monthly charge set at $22.15 with the consumption charge per cubic metre set at $1.53. The sewer surcharge is based on 94 per cent of the total water charge. A note to council from CAO Ron Chittick indicated that the proposed increases “will allow the municipality to address the water/sewer operating budget accumulated deficit.” The rates for 2012 were listed at $20.13 for the fixed monthly amount plus $1.39 per cubic metre and a sewer rate of 94 per cent of the total water bill. Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club President Russ Mitchell attended the meeting regarding a plan by the club to spearhead raising funds for the replacement of the town clock at a cost of $25,000. The club proposed, and council agreed, that the municipality pay the invoices, with the club repaying the

funds at a rate of $8,000 per year. The letter stated, “At the present time, the municipality has $25,000 and the Lions Club has $500 in designated funds for this project.” A letter from Mary Provost also met with council approval. In it, “speaking on behalf of the many kids who grew up at the north end of the village,” she suggested that the name of the North End Boat Launch be changed to Mag’s Land-

ing to “reflect the history behind this old swimming hole.” It was believed many years ago that the property was owned by an elderly lady named Mag Arnold. As Provost wrote, “Swimming to the pier with a swift current was the ultimate test of one’s swimming skills. Old dilapidated boat houses were interesting places to explore, and the leaning tower was a landmark. A homemade fishing pole and a can of dew worms always

landed you a bucket of sunfish and rock bass.” Spring must be coming as Councillor Elaine Jones announced that the week of April 21 to 27 is designated as Pitch In Week. She encouraged residents to drop by the municipal office to pick up free bags, which when full, can be placed at the roadside for collection. The budget schedule was mentioned toward the end of the meeting, with both

the proposed operating and capital budgets having been distributed. The document is available for viewing at the office, on the web site and at the library. A public meeting will be held on April 2 to provide an opportunity for comments, with deliberations to begin on April 29, continuing on a daily basis until the budget is approved. The bylaw confirming the budget will be passed at the May 7 council meeting.

Lions dedicate jamboree to Gordie Mitts and Stompin’Tom By Scott Pettigrew

EMC Entertainment - Tweed - Every month the Tweed Lions Club holds a jamboree at the White Building and raises money to donate to various non-profit organizations in Tweed and area, but this month’s jamboree had a different flavour as the night was dedicated to two very special individuals. Lions Club member Bob Taylor in his opening remarks said, “This jamboree is in memory of a couple of individuals who are very special to country music fans and to the Tweed Lions Charity Jamboree. As many know Stompin’ Tom passed away last week. He was a true Canadian and a true music icon. The Tweed Lions would also like to remember another individual that has attended so many events in Tweed starting with Music in the Park which began in 2000. Then when the Young Family started the jamboree at the Legion and after when the Lions took over this individual faithfully attended every event. I am

speaking about Gordie Mitts who passed away last month. I remember him well and grew up near him on the Ridge Road where Gordie lived his whole life. I don’t think Gordie would have minded sharing the dedication with the likes of Stompin’ Tom.” Bob said that many will remember Gordie for his calling square dances in the area over the years. At the jamboree the Lions donated $200 to the Tweed Minor Softball Association and the cheque was accepted by Dave Phillips who said the money will go toward jerseys for the kids. “Last month we had our jamboree cancelled because of a snow storm so we did not do the donation presentation,” added Lions member Betty Brinson. “We made a donation to Community Care of $1,300 over the last two months. All of the support we get for the jamborees goes back to the community and we are grateful Gord and Bonnie Stickwood of the Tweed Lions Club are seen here prefor the support the public gives the senting a cheque for $200 to Dave Phillips of the Tweed Minor Softball Association. Photo: Scott Pettigrew jamborees.”

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HBM wary of police cost-sharing proposal EMC News - Havelock - Mayor Ron Gerow shares municipal concerns about the cost of policing but is wary of a proposal by the Mayor’s Coalition for Affordable Sustainable Accountable Policing (ASAP) that advocates “allocating per household costs evenly across OPP-serviced municipalities.” The topic came up at a recent joint meeting of the chairs of Peterborough County’s eight police service boards, Gerow said, and the mayor was even surprised to see the township’s name on the list of municipalities that support the Coalition’s overall intention of “seeking to address the unsustainable cost of police service by determining the true cost of provincial policing.” What the Coalition wants is a province-wide model for developing municipal policing costs. “I’m not 100 per cent aware of all of their agenda,” Gerow admitted. But what he does know is that “approving a policing costing that in the end might include costing across the whole province” would not benefit HBM. “Our municipality might help pay for police

services in another municipality,” he said. “I think if you look at the per household cost each municipality has for policing there is certainly a diversity there in those costs but there is also a good reason for this diversity associated with those costs.” Gerow wanted to make it “absolutely clear and on the record that this council does not support that part of the Mayor’s Coalition going forward. “I know there are some other municipalities in the same boat,” he added. “There was a lot of concern about this at the table the other day. But it is up to each municipality to deal with.” CAO Linda Reed agreed that “equal distribution of costs” is something the municipality would not be in favour of. She said it was staff’s “strong recommendation” that a letter be sent to the Coalition stressing that HBM did not support that proposal. Gerow says the Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus has also raised the issue of rising policing costs but is “taking a different perspective” that focuses more on “global policies to provide funding.” In HBM the approximate per-household cost for policing is $199, Gerow said. “It could go to $500, who knows, if it’s spread

EMC News - Spring is rapidly approaching and with it all the dangers associated with cold, fastflowing water. Quinte Conservation Communications Specialist Jennifer May-Anderson warns, “As snow and ice begin to melt, local waterways including lakes, rivers, streams and drains begin to fill up with cold, often fast-moving water.”  May-Anderson explains, “Tragically, every year children drown in Ontario’s waterways.  Children are often interested in exploring rushing streams and thawing ponds during the warmer days of spring.  Strong spring currents, unstable ice cover and slippery riverbanks can be a real danger to them.” Quinte Conservation is urging all parents and

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“It was an awesome weekend. Number one to thank is Mother EMC News - Warkworth - The positive comments were flow- Nature. Number two is all the volunteers. Oh my gosh I don’t ing just as freely as the sap that combined with great weather to know what we would do without our volunteers,” this year’s chair make the 2013 Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival a sweet success. Kim MacNeil told EMC. Volunteering for the past 12 years with the festival committee, this was her first time at the helm. Municipality of Marmora and Lake Ratepayers So to promote the event she decided to put up a Facebook page, PUBLIC MEETING a first for the festival. The Council of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake will be “We had a great day! It was nice to see some “old friends”—esholding a Special Public Meeting on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 pecially Alice and George Potter. Thanks Warkworth—our home at 2:00 p.m. at 12 Bursthall Street, to review and discuss the town,” posted Joy and Ed Thompson on the Facebook page. 2013 municipal budget and proposed fees. “A big thank you goes out to George and Alice Potter and their The 2013 municipal budget is available for viewing on the crew. The [Sandy Flat] Sugar Bush is the heart of the festival. The Municipal Website, hard copies are available at the Library and work that goes into getting it ready is enormous. Also allowing Municipal Office. The Warkworth Community Service Club to hold their fund-raisThe public are welcome and encouraged to attend to express ing pancake breakfast there is of tremendous benefit to the comtheir views on the budget. munity,” posted MacNeil on Facebook. Ronald F. Chittick, CAO There was plenty of maple syrup flowing too not only on the hundreds of pancake and sausage breakfasts served but on the (613) 472-2629 Ex 2227 clean white snow where it was poured to create the popular soft maple candy known as maple taffy. “We had a great weekend,” said Sonny Lennon, of the Warkworth Community Service Club (WCSC), a volunteer for the past 27 years, since the festival began. Visit He tallied the numbers Sunday night and told EMC there were for community events and 1,850 adults and kids who enjoyed the infamous pancake breakmunicipal updates fast on Saturday and “just over 1,500 today,” for a grand total of Parks Survey 3,350 pancake and sausage meals. That number doesn’t include the folks who went through the The Parks and Recreation Committee invites residents to take part in an online survey concerning Edward Street and Tanner Drive gate for the fun activities which included everything from plank Parks. Go to and follow the links from races, to log sawing, to sleigh rides or listening to the SweetGrass Band on stage outside. News & Notices to Surveys. Last year 2,200 tickets were sold for breakfast so 2013 could be Smoke Detectors a record breaking festival. Lennon “guestimates” the club raised “north of $11,000 to Stirling-Rawdon Fire Department reminds everyone “It’s the Law” working smoke alarms must be installed on every level $12,000” which goes back to the community in a number of

ways. “Once again it is the Warkworth collective to get this festival to survive. It’s not just the service club, it’s not just the churches, it’s everybody … It’s all hands on deck and we get the job done,” said Lennon. From the six buses provided by C. Smith Busline with its volunteer drivers who shuttled people to and from the sugar bush, to the antique show organized by Sandy and Peter Neilly of Meadow Creek antique barn to the craft show organized by Denise and Jen Glover to the 13th Juried Art & Photography Show and Sale put on by Spirit of the Hills where it was reported 900 people viewed the work of the photographers, to the petting zoo, the mini-golf in town, the streets of the village were filled with hundreds of happy festival enthusiasts. To read more on Facebook go to: <>


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EMC News - Campbellford - The fallout from government funding for “quality based procedures” is the unknown when it comes to hospital budgets and Campbellford Memorial (CMH) will be affected like every other hospital in the province. Working hard this past month to achieve a balanced budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, Brad Hilker, president and CEO, made a presentation to the hospital board with a good news scenario. Recapping what had already been achieved he noted, “If we did nothing we’d still end up in the best case scenario with a deficit of $360,000 and in the worst case scenario a deficit of $492,000.” The management team at the hospital had already come up with $253,700 in savings which left another $106,300 to find. Hilker announced that the team has found that savings, without any layoffs in staffing. “We did do some management changes in the last month in terms of dietary services and some of our administrator support in the unit co-ordinator’s hours and that has led to $53,000 in annualized savings,” he explained. “We’ve done some minor changes in terms of support staffing, not leading to any layoffs, by a reduction in some part-time hours in some of the support areas like maintenance and health records which leads us to another $15,000 in terms


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EMC Lifestyles - Stirling - Barry Argyle has been sketching and painting as long as he can remember. “I remember dad putting a brush in my hand before I could hold a spoon,” Argyle says, recalling a family drawn to art and his own perhaps inherited compulsions toward light and colour. And, he says, he feels blessed for having been able to pursue it. Growing up, he says, it was entirely acceptable to indulge in the arts or even consider them as a possible career. It wasn’t exactly in keeping with the thinking of the day. “I’ve been lucky all my life,” Argyle says, noting his upcoming 80th birthday, “and I spent a lot of time juggling [work and play] but the one constant has been painting.” After leaving the UK prior to finishing school, Argyle worked in agriculture in Australia before becoming a student teacher there. Later, while maintaining ties to farming and his appreciation for the land, he moved to Canada where he taught at York University for 25 years before retiring. Now living in Stirling, his two children in their teens, he says there has been no dulling of his compulsion to paint. “I can’t stop,” he says. And while still fully involved in his chil-

dren’s lives, he concedes, there is also the required solitude. “It’s not a committee job,” he says of painting, adding critics are free to say what they please. Paintings on display in Belleville were all created over the last six months, he says, but many represent memories of long ago and far away. Indicating a painting titled After the Rain, which features a jagged yellow and green crack running through a red background, Argyle says it was inspired by the sight of a desert becoming a sea of red blossoms after a rain. “Everything in England was grey after the war. All the buses were painted grey,” he says. “And [when I left] there was the grey of England compared to the colours of Australia.” But Canada, he notes, has proved equally colourful and lucky for him as well. During the month of March, Argyle is the featured Member Artist with works on exhibit at Gallery 121 on Bridge Street in Belleville where, along with works by Jennifer Chanter, they will be on display until April 20. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. His work is also featured in the foyer of the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library until the end of March.

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Stirling artist Barry Argyle has work exhibited at Belleville’s Studio 121 as well as at the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library this month.

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of the businesses in Hastings County are part of the creative economy. First to speak was Fern Garside of Crowe River Marketing, who talked of her youth spent at a Crowe River cottage and her dream to move to Marmora, get a golden retriever and a horse and “get in tune with who I am.” The move took place in 2008 and two and a half years ago she opened her business which involves helping others in the small business community. Linda Kemilainen of Rancho Tranquilo, located south of town, spoke of her alpacas, free range chickens and the shop which includes produce and artistic endeavours of about 20 vendors. She mentioned the incredible diversity within the area, said that she too had first come to the area as a cottager and said she loved the entrepreneurial spirit which exists in the area. Next at the microphone was Eileen Quinn who said she felt “there was something in the rural setting that fosters creativity.” Quinn had just registered her business that day, her work being in “compassionate music care,” in which she brings her clinical and musical skills to those who are ill and near the end of life. Rui Pereira, spoke of the Marmora Inn as being “a dream that was a long time in the making.” He mentioned the challenges faced in such a business, and commented that he and his wife Kathy were there to provide a service they thought was needed. Deb Williams, a co-manager of the Small Business Centre on Wallbridge Loyalist Road, brought several draw prizes with her and spoke to the group of more than 20,

At the conclusion of the March 6 Creative Hastings networking event held at the Marmora Inn, Andrew Redden (right) manager of Economic Development for Hastings County, presented the speakers: Deb Williams, Eileen Quinn, Fern Garside, Rui Pereira, and Linda   Kemilainen with certificates in appreciation of their involvement. Photo: Judy Backus

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EMC News - Marmora - The gentle sounds of a harp, played by Eileen Quinn, greeted the many who arrived at the Marmora Inn on March 6 for an evening of networking directed at the creative rural entrepreneur. Presented by Hastings County Economic Development, similar events take place on a regular basis at venues throughout the county. The inn’s dining area was filled with an array of beautifully presented delectable treats, prepared that day by owners, Kathy and Rui Pereira. Andrew Redden, manager of Economic Development for Hastings County, explained how the networking sessions were an ongoing initiative and that past surveys had indicated that business owners “would like these kinds of networking opportunities and social gatherings.” Several business owners had been invited to speak about their endeavours, the time limit for each being three minutes, or, as one attendee joked, they would end up in the kitchen doing the dishes. Redden commented that he had made an effort to choose speakers who were from a variety of different sectors in order to, as he put it,  “showcase that we have a creative economy.” Prior to introducing the first speaker, Redden told the group that the networking sessions are seen as marketing opportunities to show all that “we are a creative economy here, and that will attract other people who are creative workers who appreciate the small town life, the natural environment, the lakes, the rivers, the outdoor activities, the boating. They want that and we have it here.” He added, “As well, they like the proximity to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.” Statistics he has accessed indicate that one third


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EMC Sports - On Wednesday, March 6, the club hosted its annual Seniors Invitational bonspiel, and ever-energetic “mature” curlers from Brighton, Stirling, and Trenton converged for some serious granite hurling. The total points spiel consisted of two six-end games, with points awarded for games won, ends won,

and points scored. After the first draw, the two top scoring teams would play each other, and so on. After the first game, Dave Melanson was atop the leaderboard with a score of 13, followed closely by Ellie Kompch with 11 1/2 . Also in contention were Mike Lamoureux (defending champion) with 10 3/4 and Bert Garrett with 10 1/4. Before taking to the ice for the second game, the curlers rejuvenated with lunch prepared by Mike Parry and Catherine Sutherland, oxygen, and power naps. In our featured game (a little Brier terminology), Kompch scored a five ender in the second end to take a 5 - 1 lead over Melanson. Melanson fought back by stealing three successive ends to go into the last end

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trailing Kompch 5 - 4. It all came down to skips stones with Melanson lying two. Kompch’s last rock looked like it was coming up short. Suddenly, the usually quiet skip let out a “Hurry Hard” so loud that it rivaled the decibel level of a C7 Galaxy take-off from the nearby airbase. So encouraged, or frightened, her sweepers carried the stone into the four-foot for a 6 - 4 win, and new bonspiel champions. Like all of our seniors bonspiels, everyone went home with a prize, ranging from gift certificates from the Farmers’ Market, to steaks and lottery tickets. We would like to thank our Seniors League sponsor, Seasons Dufferin Centre, for their donation of dessert, the trophy, floral arrangements, and a fabulous garden basket raffle prize which was won by Carol Baker. For league standings, please visit our web site at <www.trentoncurling>.

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Mackey presented with Cecil Solmes award

EMC Sports - Stirling & District Minor Hockey recognized Kevin Mackey as the 2012/2013 Cecil Solmes Award Winner between the Blues home games Sunday night. The Cecil Solmes Award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of their long-term commitment and dedication to Stirling & District Minor Hockey. SDMHA President Chris Sherry presents Kevin Mackey with the Cecil Solmes Award with SDMHA executive Melissa Wright and past president Scott Whiteman.

High stakes games to close Bulls’ OHL season

EMC Sports - Belleville - With the regular season nearly over and the play-offs just over the horizon, the Belleville Bulls faced a pivotal set of games this past week. After a 4 - 2 win over the Kingston Frontenacs on Monday, March 11, they hold a slim two-point lead in the Eastern Conference standings, pending the results of their Wednesday night game against the Oshawa Generals. Riding a season-high three-game losing streak, the Bulls desperately needed a win to keep pace in the standings when they first travelled to Sudbury on Friday, March 8. Led by captain Brendan Gaunce and high-scoring

forward Tyler Graovac, six different Bulls players scored en route to a 6 - 2 win over the Wolves. Goaltender Charlie Graham made 34 saves on 36 shots for his 14th win of the season, and the Bulls prepared to face the Barrie Colts the very next night, Saturday, March 9. Entering the game against Barrie the Bulls owned a three-point lead over the Colts for first place in the Eastern Conference, but it was the Colts who proved the better squad on this night. An overtime goal by Andreas Athanasiou led Barrie to a 3 - 2 win over Belleville despite 34 saves by goaltender Malcolm Subban. Daniil Zharkov and Brady Austin each

scored for Belleville, but the Bulls were outshot 37 - 21 in the game, going 0 - 4 on the powerplay. After the Colts followed that win with a victory over the Niagara Ice Dogs on Sunday, March 10, the two teams sat tied atop the Eastern Conference with 88 points. Belleville then travelled to Kingston on Monday to take on the Frontenacs with sole possession of first place on the line. Recently signed Anaheim Ducks forward Joseph Cramarossa had a goal and an assist, and Malcolm Subban was brilliant in net, making 39 saves in the 4 - 2 victory for Belleville. Alan Quine, Tyler Graovac and Brady Austin added goals for the Bulls despite being unable to pick up a single powerplay opportunity, after Kingston committed no penalties the entire game. Belleville jumped out to a 1 - 0 lead after Graovac opened the scoring with his 38th goal of the year, and Cramarossa added to that lead before the end of the period. Kingston answered

with back-to-back goals within three minutes early in the second period, but Quine’s 22nd goal of the season regained Belleville the lead heading into the third. This would be enough for Subban, who made 16 saves in the third period to seal the win for Belleville. Belleville has three games left to play this season, beginning with Wednesday’s matchup with the Generals in Oshawa. Regardless of the outcome, the Bulls temporarily cling to their slim lead in the conference as they await the outcome of Barrie’s final games of the season. Barrie faces Kingston, Brampton and Niagara in their last three games, while Belleville has Oshawa, Mississauga on Friday, March 11, and the regular season finale on home ice against Sudbury on Saturday, March 16. Saturday will mark the final game of the regular season for both teams, and the results could very well decide who takes the top overall seed in the Eastern Conference.

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EMC News - Belleville - Born in Yorkshire shortly before The Depression, Harry Leslie Smith admits he couldn’t imagine a worse time or place to begin. In fact, he says, “the first 18 years were so tragic I didn’t want to think about it.” And by then, the escalating war served as a welcome distraction. But in reflecting on his own writing and a life that has now spanned 90 years, Smith began piecing together his memoirs with the help of his son, John. What emerged was a collection of experiences and first-person accounts that were brutally honest, compelling and very nearly beyond belief. Smith has been to the outer reaches of human suffering and he carries his readers there gently and with a regular dose of wit. But he has seen some ugly things and he willingly shares them as completely as necessary without apology. With continued support and encouragement from family, friends and colleagues Smith self-published his work, and he says there is certainly more to come. Since the release of his books 1923: A Memoir, Hamburg 1947: A place for the heart to kip, and The Empress of Australia, along with The Barley Hole Chronicles: From Hell to Hamburg 23/47 which features the first two, Smith has garnered a serious following, primarily through the Internet, and has already sold nearly 5,000 copies. “It was too good to keep as a personal memoir,”

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MADD video a sobering argument for good choices perhaps Jessica could have been more persuasive. Brian, the agent of all the tragedy and sorrow, had his logical mind fuddled by a weekend’s worth of beer. It’s a scenario that plays out across Ontario (and Canada), says Cowan. Every day four people are killed by impaired drivers and another 174 are seriously injured. The purpose of the video presentation is not the “shock factor,” he said. “The basis of the production is more emotional attachment,” he told the Trent Hills Regional. “The point of this is to give them an awakening to see this is actually happening. “We think it makes more sense to speak in the emotional ramifications and to show that it touches more than just the people involved in the crash, it touches their families, their friends, their communities.” MADD also focuses on drug use and driving which was depicted in the video. Cowan says they’re “not just saying don’t drink and drive [they’re] saying don’t let your friends drink and drive, don’t get into a car with someone if you know they’re not okay to be behind the wheel.” He also says it’s not wrong for a friend to alert police. If “they really had the courage to keep their friends safe” they would call the police rather than have them die or kill someone else in a crash. “You make that tough phone call to make a difference,” he said. Olivia Jenkins, presidents of the NDHS student “There are too many people dying council, presents a cheque for $100 to Neil Cowan of by something that can be prevented. It MADD following a visit to the high school. Photo: Bill is useless to die from this because [of impaired driving].” Freeman By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Norwood - “All I leave behind is pain, sorrow and regret.” Those words echoed throughout the Norwood District High School gymnasium during a presentation of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) film Long Weekend; they were spoken by the spirit of character Brian Martin, a teenage driver who made the fatal mistake of getting behind the wheel of a car after a bout of drinking at his family’s cottage. The car flew through a rural intersection slamming into a vehicle killing the father of a six-year-old girl. Brian’s girlfriend Jessica was seriously injured. “Brian in that moment made his decision after he started drinking,” said Neil Cowan regional field representative for MADD as he talked about the emotionally charged film which also included testimonials from members of three families impacted by an impaired driving-related death. “Every single one of these people who died didn’t have to,” Cowan said. “If some had made a better choice they’d still be here today.” In Brian’s case his older brother Malcolm, chaperoning for the weekend, should never have handed over the keys;


After his presentations Cowan sometimes gets to talk one-on-one with students. During one school visit the young girl featured in one of the film testimonials sat in the front row. “You hear stories about how they can relate to a lot of what they see in the film. It’s close to home

and they share experiences with me.” “It’s important to discuss this around the dinner table too because if students have the courage to say this isn’t okay they can start making change, whether in their peer group, in their home or across their community.”

Residents concerned about turbines

EMC News - A pair of public information sessions regarding the proposed Amherst Island Wind Energy Project attracted a number of concerned residents, who were eager to air their misgivings about the project About 15 representatives from Algonquin Power Co, Stantec and Windlectric, were in attendance. These organizations are working together to implement 33 to 38 wind turbines on Amherst Island. The tower height is proposed to be larger than those on Wolfe Island. The hub is to be 99.5 metres, with a blade length of 55 metres, making the rotor sweep area about 10,000 square metres long, with rotational speeds of six to 13 rpms. Despite a protest held during the meeting in Bath, Jeff Norman, vice president of Algonquin Power Co., said he felt more residents were now in favour of the project, compared to the public meetings held in November 2012. But the size of the turbines was not the only concern during the public meeting. Many island residents attended the two meetings—one on Amherst Island last Wednesday and one in Bath the next evening—to voice concerns about construction, island transformation, health risks and property devaluation, among other concerns. “There seems to definitely be a turn from when we did this in November of last year, where people were asking more conceptual questions on the project to now asking very practical questions about, ‘How are you going to get this turbine from Point A to Point B,’” said Norman. He said construction concerns have also been

brought to his attention, including how production of the turbines would affect the ferry and daily traffic. Norman said Algonquin would use a barge to transport materials to the island without affecting the ferry. However, this will also bring about 11,000 truckloads of materials islanders don’t want brought in. According to the Amherst Island Wind Project web site, 130,000 combined cubic metres of granular will be brought in, 15,000 cubic metres of sand, 4,000 cubic metres of insolated clear stone, 500 cubic metres of road improvement clear stone, and 18,000 cubic metres of combined concretes. “I’m concerned with the amount of damage they’re going to do to the island during the construction period and that there’s not going to be anything left,” said Marc Raymond, who has lived on Amherst Island for ten years. “They want to use about half the island roads that exist now, so in order to do so they need to be widened, strengthened and built up, so they will probably have to fill the ditches and cut the trees on one side in order to make the road big enough,” Raymond continued. He said Algonquin representatives deny having to cut trees but Raymond said he has measured the roads and believes the size of the equipment being brought in for the turbines will not fit. Raymond said much of the 11,000 truckloads of gravel and other supplies will also pass by the Amherst Island School, while other truckloads Please see “Turbine” on page B3

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By Ray Yurkowski

EMC News - Brighton This week, local writer Lee Mellor is releasing his second book on a macabre theme: real life Canadian murderers. Rampage: Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing is a follow up to his previous work, Cold North Killers, which looked at the history of Canadian serial killers. Mellor looks at his interest in the deadly pursuits of others as a scholarly exercise. “We’re just talking about people killing other people,” he says. “Someone has to study it.” He has developed such an interest in the subject; he’s now pursuing a university degree in multicide (serial, mass and spree murders). Courses include lots of psychology courses mixed in with some sociology and cover things like understand-

ing the psychopathic mind, sex crimes and how sociology plays into the act of murder. “Fortunately, I’m working with one of the best guys in the world at this, [criminal psychologist, forensic psychologist, expert witness and criminal trial consultant] Eric Hickey,” says Mellor. “We work long distance.” He tells the tale of when he was writing his first book, doing research on the likes of Clifford Olson, Paul Bernardo and Robert Pickton; the Russell Williams story broke. “It was kind of creepy,” said Mellor. “It happened right here in Brighton and Belleville and it was happening right under my nose.” The case contributed an editorial theme throughout the book. “There is a lot of it going on,” he says. “Most of

it is people killing their own families.” After the first book, readers came forward with stories he missed. “If I had my way, the new [336-page] book would be 800 pages,” he said with a laugh. “My goal, at the end of this, is working as a professor and continue to write academically about it,” he said. “I don’t want it to occupy my entire life. That’s a pretty dark life for anyone.” But, he adds, “I’d like to teach and help people in Canadian law enforcement to be better at dealing with it.” He points to a preliminary typology system for spree killers he came up with for the book. Former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Christopher Dorner, who was charged with a series of shooting attacks

on police officers and their families in early February, was a pretty close match to his profile listed as “exterminator.” Dormer was the subject of one of the largest manhunts in LAPD history. Four people were gunned down, including two police officers, and three officers were wounded before Dormer died of a single gunshot wound to the head during a standoff with police at a cabin 125 kilometres east of Los Angeles. “Watching it unfold, I was happy to see the research I had done was being validated on the television news,” said Mellor. “I could predict what he was going to do, based on the types of offenders.” Mellor says the first mass murder in Canada happened in our neighbourhood in eastern Ontario. At Drummond, (about 70 kilometres southwest of Ottawa) in 1828,

Thomas Easby was hanged for killing his wife and children and setting fire to the family home. But the story doesn’t end there. His hide was tanned, cut into squares, and sold for two dollars each. “It’s never boring and there’s always something that surprises,” says Mellor.

As well as a mini-tour this month, with stops at Toronto, London and Montreal, to promote the new book, Mellor will be talking about murder most foul from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 27 at the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library, 43 West Front Street in Stirling.

Turbine concerns continue the property, but as soon as I tell them there’s a wind turbine project in the works, they run. They’re not willing to deal with the health problems associated; they know the property would be devalued as soon as they came. But she’s 86 and she can’t live there anymore,” said Grace. Amy Caughey, whose family has lived on Amherst Island for 150 years, said she feels Algonquin is being irresponsible by exposing children and adults to the health risks associated with wind turbines. Caughey said she is not against wind turbines but does not feel Amherst Island is the proper place for industrial wind turbines, especially within 550 metres of homes and a school. “Bigger isn’t better in this case. I’m not against wind turbines but I am against them putting my family at risk. So it puts me in a place where I feel I need to stand up for me and my family because I feel like no one else is,” said Caughey, through cracking emotion. “I feel like I’m a pretty green person. I use cloth diapers, I recycle, I reuse things, I drive a fuel-efficient car. This isn’t about that. This is about safety for adults and for children and I cannot expose my children to that kind of risk and no one should be expected to or forced to.” Norman said he and other Algonquin representatives welcomed any input from the residents holding signs outside the building, including those from MPP Randy Hillier, who attended the protest outside.

“All community comments are extremely important so we encourage anyone outside … to come in, ask questions, provide their comments so we can incorporate it and think about it and do a responsible job of building the project,” said Norman, during the information meeting. Most of those outside wearing and holding signs did go inside the information meeting, still wearing signs on their shirts. Hillier told protesters he will continue to fight for the residents on Amherst Island. “I think I’ve been doing that. But some people are better listeners than others,” said Hillier. Norman said he had been in discussion with Hillier, who has openly opposed to Algonquin’s project. “I just had a very interesting debate with Randy [Hillier],” said Norman during the meeting. He said the conversation discussed the importance of renewable energy and how it can benefit communities and the government. Algonquin will be accepting written feedback and concerns until March 15 and then they will begin a community consultation report. “We’ll be considering all those comments and feedback and make modification where it’s appropriate and required and then Ministry of the Environment will judge us.” Norman said if everything goes forward as planning, construction would begin in 2014

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will be taken through the village on underdeveloped and small village roads that will need remodeling. Aside from physical changes, Raymond said the island has already undergone emotional struggles. “It’s already damaging the island. There are people that don’t talk to each other anymore because one is getting a turbine and the other doesn’t want a turbine,” he said. “They’re being ostracized and they’re upset with the people who don’t want the turbines because they can’t understand why they don’t want them to make some money.” Raymond said has been put in an awkward situation because his neighbour plans to host turbines, which disallows Raymond from building on his property. “You can’t build on your own building lot. As it turns out I own three building lots. I was going to build a house for each of my kids, I have three kids, now I can’t because the (building restriction) circle passes through my house so from my house up I’m not allowed to build a house. So my lot is now worth nothing.” Janet Grace, a real estate broker with clients on Amherst Island and Wolfe Island, attended the protest, carrying signs to stop the project. She said she has seen significant property value decreases, despite research by Algonquin that says otherwise. “We’ve seen it already and on Wolfe Island in the past year there has not been one property over $400,000 to sell. … Nothing is selling. Nothing. As soon as they seen the turbines they’re out of there,” said Grace. One of her clients from Amherst Island who is a mid-80s widow and is ready to retire but cannot sell her home, which means she can not move into senior’s assisted living. “She has about 50 acres, beautiful house, gorgeous acreage, beautiful gardens, she’s had her house on the market for well over a year now,” said Grace. However, the proposed turbine project will show about six or seven turbines out each of her windows. “As soon as I show that house, and everyone loves the house, they love


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Being the exception to the rule

Reality Check:

Sheila Wray Gregoire EMC Lifestyles - Last week my daughter r-r-r-rolled up the rim to win twice—and won twice! A coffee once and a donut next. She was ecstatic. When Rebecca reported her astounding streak of luck to her dad, he silently pulled two little pieces of cardboard out of his wallet—one for a coffee, and one for a donut. He’d won, too. Same order


notions. If something happens that fits with the way we want to see the world, we’ll start believing it’s far more common or likely than it actually is. Categorizing things is our brain’s natural way of learning about the world. When a baby is born, it has no idea that a chihuahua and a Great Dane are both dogs, yet within two years most toddlers can reliably label a yapping lap dog and a growling German Shepherd as both being of the canine, and not the feline, variety. They start to notice what dogs have in common, and what cats have in common, and learn to distinguish between the two. Our brains are wired to notice relationships so that we can learn about the world more easily. Usually that’s a good thing. Yet sometimes the relationships that our brains notice can keep us stuck.

Let’s say you grew up in a home where your parents’ marriage was awful and ended early. Marriage makes you miserable, you conclude. And every time you venture to the grocery store your view is confirmed: magazine covers are blaring about the latest scandals and divorces. Sure, your best friend’s parents are happily married, and almost 60 per cent of marriages in this country don’t end in divorce, but you still believe marriage is a trap, and so you determine not to try. Or perhaps everyone around you dropped out of school, and so you think there’s no point in someone from your neighbourhood trying to do something better with their lives. Maybe it’s the opposite: everyone in your family went to university, so even though you have dreams of working with your hands, you

figure university is just what you do after high school. Seeing things in categories doesn’t present a problem unless we start to let those categories limit who we can be. It doesn’t matter what the chances of divorce are for everyone else, or what the chances of graduation are for your neighbourhood, or what your odds are for success. When it comes down to it, it’s not about odds. It’s just about you: where you decide to put your effort, and whether you’ll let other people write your future for you. No one else has as much interest in your success as you, so don’t let other people’s failures—or even your own past ones— limit your options today. Choose where you want to go, and then push on with all your might. Even if there is a full moon.

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and everything. Thus launched a rather ridiculous conversation about math. What are the odds that two people would win exactly the same thing in the same order? They started multiplying the one in six chance to win to the third and fourth power, and then Keith realized: but I didn’t only win. I forgot about all the times I r-r-r-rolled up and lost. It’s like his pet theory about the full moon fallacy: whenever people go a little nuts and we look up into the sky and see a bunch of stars, we don’t think anything of it. But if we look up into the sky and see a full moon, we say, “that proves it! Full moons cause people to go crazy!” We forget about all those other times we saw nothing but stars because those times didn’t register in our brain since they didn’t fit our preconceived




EMC Lifestyles - Canada’s premier gardening show is all set for its 2013 presentation. From its beginnings in 1997, the show has remained a consistent draw for all gardeners. Fifty-seven speakers will present on topics ranging from basics of design, humour, specialty gardens, flower arranging to green systems … and 52 more! I was fortunate to take in a talk by Nikki Jabour - Year Round Gardening last year and it is nice to see her back. It might surprise you to know that of all the speakers, Nikki’s is the name we have heard most often at our store. Several experts look at vegetable gardening in limited spaces and, from my experiences on the rubber chicken circuit this year, there is growing interest, especially as the boomers downsize. There are 25 display gardens listed; Shibui Landscaping is on this list. We often hear about designers like Gertrude Jekyll and James van Sweden and how they perfected their styles to the point that many others have joined their schools of thought. I firmly believe Art Skolnik, of Shibui, belongs in this group; there is a powerful simplicity in his work that brings together subtlety, beauty and a “rightness” that is difficult to define but is easily felt. His garden will be a highlight of my visit this year, no doubt. The Toronto Flower Show, an integral part of the event, will employ the show’s theme, “The Magic Of Spring” with classes called Abracadabra, Preston and Wizard, Bewitching and Spellbinding and even a photographic classification, New Beginnings. There will be some amazing entries sure to stop you in your tracks. A few will leave you scratching your head wondering what is being represented and that is to be expected: this is where nature and human artistry get together. Whenever that happens, the range of expression must exceed the boundaries. If they don’t, then what is the

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point? One of the draws, of course, is the marketplace. Gardening, bird watching and shopping are three of the top four Canadian leisure activities and Blooms has them all. There was a brief time when this part of the show got away from the organisers and one wondered how certain vendors managed to get included. I paid special attention to this aspect, last year, and it was very easy to see how each booth fit into the theme. That doesn’t mean I would buy everything I saw, but everything I saw was certainly interesting. Blooms has co-located with the National Home Show, meaning it’s held at the same time and, essentially, in the same place. One ticket gets you into both shows. This latter event is huge and it is astonishing what sort of products will be on display. Last year one exhibit was a home of the future, jam-packed with innovative products and architecture all focussing on environmental issues. I hope it is there again this year but with more signage. I know there was a lot going on that I didn’t recognise, nor did my fellow show-goers. There is a lot to do, and some of us only have one day in which to do it. Here are some tips you might find useful:

1. Have a game plan. Decide what it is you want to accomplish and get that done first. Walk in the main entrance, get an overall impression—it will be “WOW”—but I’ll let you determine that for yourself, and then head out on your mission. Stay focussed. 2. Mission accomplished? Follow your whims; let the sounds and colours and scents be your guide. Don’t try to “do” the show because two things will happen. The first is that you won’t be successful since the darn thing is so big and the second is that you won’t have the time to enjoy what you do see. 3. Wear very comfortable shoes and clothing. You have a lot of walking to do and, from experience, fashion considerations get trashed by two in the afternoon. Those of your friends with whom you travel to the show will already be well acquainted with your unique and eclectic sense of style so no worries there. The rest of the people you bump into on the concourse will be like-minded strangers so it doesn’t’ matter. Which means of course, the first person you bump into will be an ex-flame who will give you the elevator-eyes scrutiny. Remember that you are a gardener and you have a sense of ha-ha. 4. Eat well, drink lots of water, and take time to sit and relax. A few minutes of respite and restoration will go a long way to enhancing your enjoyment. Canada Blooms is “the” event for us gardeners and I’m excited to be going. I hope you can go too.

Dan Clost

Mayors For Meals Day takes place March 20 EMC News - Quinte West - VON Community Care Quinte West has announced that Quinte West Mayor John Williams will be participating in Mayors for Meals Day to show his support for our community’s seniors. This year’s Mayors for Meals Day event will include the mayor and other city officials serving at Diners’ Club at the Trenton Lions Hall on Wednesday, March 20. “We are excited about having Mayor Williams participate in our event,” said Patti Potter, Care and Service Manager. “We hope to raise awareness of the value this service provides to clients in our community. This is the fifth time Mayor Williams has participated in the local Mayors for Meals Day A Mayor for Meals Day is a North American campaign organized by Meals on Wheels agencies to involve local mayors in raising awareness of senior hunger and the need for local action. The Ontario Community Support Association, <>, represents the needs and issues of Meals on Wheels providers like VON Community Care Quinte West and holds the licensing rights for Meals on Wheels in Canada. For more information on local Meals on Wheels programs contact Virginia DeVries at 613392-4181 or email <>.


Two of Nashville’s not-to-be-missed attractions By John M. Smith

EMC Lifestyles - Nashville, Tennessee, is often referred to as “Music City USA,” and it’s certainly a hot destination for music aficionados, whether it’s country, bluegrass, gospel, jazz, rock, or hip-hop. It’s the home of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry, the Bridgestone Arena, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Centre, among others.  It’s also the site of a plethora of honkytonks that feature live music, and a number of music-oriented businesses, including Hatch Show Print, one of the country’s oldest letterpress poster print shops, and Gruhn Guitar with its magnificent display of vintage guitars, banjos, and mandolins.  However, despite having all these wonderful offerings, I discovered two other particular places in Nashville that just blew me away: RCA’s Studio B and the Bluebird Café.  I’ve decided to tell you about these two notto-be-missed Nashville attractions. First of all, I found Nashville’s RCA’s Studio B to be truly fascinating.  It’s the city’s oldest recording studio, built at the request of Chet Atkins, and became the “launching pad” of many a hit.  More than 45,000 songs

were recorded here, including more than 200 by Elvis Presley alone. As I walked into the building’s first little room, I found that its walls were covered with framed headshots of the artists; the guide paused while we gazed at these pictures and listened to snippets of their hit songs recorded here which brought back many a memory.  There was a picture of a very young looking Roy Orbison, and we heard a part of Only the Lonely.  A young Elvis hit it big with Heartbreak Hotel and, later, How Great Thou Art (for which he won a Grammy).  The Everly Brothers sang All I Have To Do Is Dream and Dolly Parton sang I’ll Always Love You a hit on two separate occasions and later made into a #1 hit again by Whitney Houston.  Other artists to record here included Porter Wagoner, Ernest Tubb, Eddy Arnold, Charley Pride, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. I also learned that it was a Canadian singer who actually had the longest recording contract with RCA (not Elvis or Willie): Hank Snow, whose hits included I’ve Been Everywhere and I’m Moving On.  Hank was under contract with RCA for 47 years—and Elvis once opened for him! When I entered the ac-

tual recording studio, I was told that Elvis often booked the last recording time in the day – so that he could work on into the night (as he liked to do). For example, he decided to “set the mood” for his hit Are You Lonesome Tonight? by recording it in the still of the night (4:30 a.m.), with the lights off!  The old 1942 Steinway piano Elvis often played, and that was used on so many of the studio’s recordings, is still there, and there’s even an opportunity to sit down at this piano and get a photo taken. My other recommendation is a visit to Nashville’s legendary Bluebird Café, for it’s here that I enjoyed listening to songwriters singing their own songs in an intimate “in the round” setting.  On the night I attended, songwriter Andrew Dorff (Ride; We All Bleed Red) was hosting a benefit for the UCLA Brain Cancer Research Centre, for he’d lost his mom to cancer.  There was

Many songwriters perform in the round inside the Bluebird Cafe.

a cover charge of $12 and a minimum food and beverage charge of $7; and I found this very reasonable for what I got in return. A group of songwriters sat in a circle and shared their songs with us, giving musical accompaniment to one another, and telling us a bit about each song and themselves.  There was a real sense of community and helpfulness among the performers, and the calibre of the music was very high.  After all, the competition in Nashville is very strong, so “you better have game.”  Several of the songs sung that night had already been recorded by other artists, and a songwriter would sing and then humbly state that that

particular song had been recorded by Ronnie Dunn (Bleed Red), One Direction (They Don’t Know About Us), etc. Many of the onlookers were friends and songwriters, too, so one would often come forward and contribute a piece and then return to his/her table to listen. My evening at the Bluebird Café was my favourite.  While listening to one great song after another, one guy in the corner whispered to another guy, “That song sucks.”  Another patron turned to glare at the perpetrator and then noticed the similarity in appearance to the singer.  It was his proud brother “just having some fun.”


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Now, Washington Square Serenade and Townes. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is Steve Earle’s 14th Studio Album and features the song This City which has garnered both Emmy and Grammy Award nominations and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel. Steve Earle is touring with his live band The Dukes (and Duchesses) in support of their new album, The Low Highway, being released this April. Steve Earle is known for hits Copperhead Road, Guitar Town, Devil’s Right Hand, Some Day, I Ain’t Never Satisfied, My Old Friend The Blues and many more. Special guests for the evening are husband/wife duo “The Mastersons.” Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) perform Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at <> or call the box office at 613Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses). 969-0099.

Learning from the best at the TD Jazz Education Program

EMC Entertainment - Could the next Diana Krall or Wynton Marsalis emerge from Belleville, Trenton, Campbellford or Oshawa? Okay, producing the next jazz megastar is a long shot. But the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival’s TD Jazz Education Program is as much about providing an unmatched opportunity for young musicians as it is about a distant shot at the big time. The program brings 80 high school jazz musicians from east-central Ontario communities to Prince Edward County for three days April 12 to 14. They will immerse themselves in clinics, performances and workshops with Toronto’s number one lead trumpet player, for example, or a guitarist who is one of the country’s most recorded musicians, or four other jazz notables of the same calibre. Each school’s band will be paired up with a clinician who will work exclusively with them over the three days and join in their performance at the final concert. It’s called “Swing Into Spring,” a Regent Theatre matinee with one of Canada’s greatest jazz ensembles, the Brian Barlow Big Band. “This work with young people is probably the most impor-

tant thing the festival has done in its 13-year history,” according to Barlow, creative director for the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival. “I’m especially thrilled that we’re able to include a band from Trenton this year. Students in Toronto and the GTA have access to so much more than students in smaller towns and rural areas. It’s a rare opportunity for a small town teacher and his students who have worked hard to establish a jazz band.” The students will also benefit from a workshop and performance on Friday, April 12, by the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra (UTJO), under the direction of Gordon Foote. Participating schools are St. Paul’s Secondary School (Trenton), Centennial Secondary School (Belleville), Campbellford District High School, and O’Neill Collegiate and Vocational Institute (Oshawa). The clinicians will include: John Johnson - one of Canada’s most sought-after woodwind players in studios, clubs, concert halls and theatres. Jazz faculty member University of Toronto; Jason Logue - the most in-demand lead trumpet player in

Toronto. Mohawk College, U. of T. faculty member; Kelsley Grant - trombone grad of the Manhattan School of Music faculty member, Humber College, U. of T.; Mike Francis – first-call studio guitarist, writer and producer. One of Canada’s most recorded musicians; Scott Alexander - internationally renowned bassist whose resume includes The Boss Brass, Alanis Morrissette, Oliver Jones, Zoot Sims; Barbra Lica - recent grad of the U. of T. vocal jazz program where she also majored in medical sciences;

Brian Barlow - drummer, arranger, producer , long-time member of the Boss Brass. Creative director of the PEC Jazz Festival “Swing Into Spring” with The Brian Barlow Big Band with vocalist Barbra Lica and four top student ensembles takes place Sunday, April 14, at the Regent Theatre, Picton, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 ($20 parents and students). Tickets are available on line at <theregenttheatre. org> or by calling the Regent Theatre box office at 613-476-8416.

EMC News - Stirling - The Stirling Festival Theatre has lost a board member but has a sweet new deal to show for it. With the support of The Village Chocolatier owner Joan Wilkinson, “everyone can now buy Village Chocolatier goodies at the Stirling Festival Theatre box office, and help the theatre too,” says SFT Media Co-ordinator Joanne Hartman, noting that the retail profits from chocolate sales will now be an ongoing fund raiser for the theatre. Wilkinson uses the finest Belgian Chocolate in her handcrafted creations, “and these tasty and decadent morsels, along with theatre tickets will make the perfect gift at any time,” Hartman says.

As well, monthly specials will also be available. “This generous gesture comes at a good time as the theatre has decided to put The Million Dollar Hole in One event on hold until 2014,” she says. And at the February 26 meeting of the Stirling Festival Theatre Board, in accordance with the theatre’s conflict-ofinterest policies, Wilkinson announced she would be leaving the board effective immediately. Hartman describes Wilkinson as “a valued member of the board of directors, seeing the SFT through many changes during her tenure as secretary and treasurer.” Past board chair Nancy Snowdon has volunteered to return as treasurer.

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And they called him the flash

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One of the highlights of last week’s activities celebrating the first anniversary of core and extended French programs offered at Brighton Public School was a dance mob featuring the entire student population. Photo: Ray Yurkowski

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Apron Auction raises $500

EMC News - Stirling - A recent online auction of vintage aprons raised nearly $500 for the local library and attracted bids from well beyond Ontario’s borders. Chickadelic Salvage and Design owner Kelly Ramsay held the auction to publicize the upcoming opening of her

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Mill Street store as well as offer her support to the StirlingRawdon Public Library. A total of 14 aprons were available, including the one worn by Alice in Wonderland at last year’s panto, each with its own literary history. Bidding closed last Friday. “The apron with the highest bid was The Madeline Apron, designed from vintage fabrics by Missy Wannamaker of Trenton,” Ramsay says, adding the apron sold for $70. “We will be carrying Missy’s beautiful upcycled apron designs in our shop once we open on April sixth,” she notes. Bids were registered from the local area and beyond, “including Niagara Falls, Montreal and New Brunswick just to name a few. So while this was a local fund raiser, the funds are being donated to the library by individuals far and wide,” Ramsay says. The final tally for all the aprons was $474 which will be used to bolster the library’s teen collection.


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he remembered from childhood. But relationships, he says, endured beyond the losses. For the former wireless operator who now uses social media and the printed word to get his message out, there are plenty of comparisons to be made between the century past and the century ahead. In the most recent release, The Empress of Australia: A post war memoir, Smith recounts his arrival in Canada with his German-born wife, Friede, where the selfconfessed bastard from Yorkshire would go on to encounter some of Canada’s most notable millionaires. And Smith admits the story is far from over. With more titles currently in the works, he says, there is no shortage of material. And with an uncertain future there is plenty of reason to reflect on the past, he says, if only to avoid some of the same mistakes. Further information or to order copies of his books, visit <> on the Internet.



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BELLEVILLE Tuesday, March 19 Hastings County Historical Society Presents: Historical author, journalist and broadcaster, Mary Thomas, sharing details from her popular book, Canadians with Custer. 7:30 p.m., Quinte Living Centre, 370 Front St, Belleville Maslenitsa!!! Traditional Russian Spring Celebration, March 16, noon, Belleville Farmers Market. Children and adults are welcome! 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 Quinte Amateur Radio Club meeting, Wed. March 20, 7:30pm, Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Room P24. For more information see Everyone welcome. Shout Sister Choir is looking for new members. Practices Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St E, Belleville. Trillium 2000 Seniors Club, 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 seniors 50 and over. On-Line Silent Auction, Monday March 18, 9:00am to Friday March 22, 12:00pm. Pre-register today: All proceeds to support Continuing On In Education.For info call 613 962-8350 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 Local author Karen Dack book signing event called, “Five Decades, Five Agencies for Fifty Days”, Friday, March 15, 1-4 pm at Sweet Escape, 194 Front Street, Belleville. For fifty days starting March 15, a portion of the proceeds from her books will go to local agencies. Fishing Show, March 17, 9 am to 2

pm, Belleville Fish and Game Club. Cost is $3 at the door. Bring a non perishable food for Gleaners Food bank and get entered in a draw. For info: Mary 613-472-1448. The Canadian Power and Sail Bay of Quinte Squadron third Speakers’ Night entitled ‘Our Historic Lighthouses - Most Are Gone! Can We Save The Rest?’, Thursday, March 21, Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, Victoria Park, Belleville, 7 - 8:30 pm. Admission $5.00 at the door. Nutritious, frozen meals distributed every Friday, 2-4 p.m., Bridge Street Church, Belleville. There is no cost and no pre-ordering is required. To register, show ID on your first visit for each participating family member. Gilead Hall euchre, Bronk Rd., every other Tuesday evening from 7:15 to 10:00; next euchre March 19. All welcome. Info: Fern at 613-969-9262. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets Wednesday, 7 p.m. in Hillcrest Community Centre, 69 Centre St, Belleville. No dues or fees for members. For info: Susan at 613-471-0228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or Seniors 5-pin Bowling, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Come and meet new friends for fun and fellowship. Belleville Pro Bowl, Bayview Mall. Call Ken 613-962-3429 Quinte Region Crokinole Club, every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Avaya building at 250 Sidney St., Belleville, south entrance. Cost is $4.00. . For info: Dave Brown at 613-967-7720 or Louis Gauthier at 613-849-0690. The Ontario Early Years Centre at Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms at 301 MacDonald Ave., Belleville. Open 6 days a week. For info: or 613-966-9427. Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., Celebrate World Storytelling Day, Belleville Public Library. This year’s theme is ‘Fortune and Fate’. 3rd floor meeting room. Everyone welcome. Free event. The Business & Professional Women monthly dinner meeting, Montrose Inn, Monday, March 18, 6 p.m. All women are welcome, no matter the occupation or retired. Guest speaker: Annie House, CAHP RRPR, speaking about Aromatherapy. Lois at 613-966-3091 to reserve or for info ACTIVITY GROUP, every Thursday,

Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. “Marmaduke” Fundraiser, Belleville, 1-3pm. Activities vary. For info St.John Ambulance Therapy Dogs-Trent and registration: Erin, (613) 969-0130 Hills. Sunday March 17, 1.30 p.m., Aron Theatre Campbellford. Free Will DonaBRIGHTON tion. Everyone Welcome. March 16-17 Presqu’ile Provincial Reg Euchre Tournament Sat. Mar 16, Park – 37th Annual Waterfowl Weekend, 1:00 p.m. Lunch at 12:00 p.m. Campbell10am to 4pm. Children’s activities, photo forfd Seniors, 55 Grand Rd (across from and art displays, BBQ, Gift Shop. $8.00/ Service Ont). Everyone welcome. vehicle entrance fee. Info: 613 475-4324 Taoist Tai Chi Beginner and continuext 225 or ing classes available throughout the week Home Building Inspection Seminar, at the Community Resource Centre, 65 Saturday, March 16,10 am-Noon. Light Bridge St. Campbellford. Join anytime. refreshments. New Community Hall, Trin- Call 705 696 1782 for more details. ity-St.Andrew’s United Church, Brighton. Tickets $10.00. For info: Lynda 613-475- Nordic Walking Group, Thursdays at Campbellford High School, main doors. 1311 or Jean 613-439-8869 All ages and abilities. First 1km loop leaves Gerry and Faye Open Mike and Dance, at 5pm, second 1km loop at 5:15pm, third first and third Wednesday of the month, 2.5 km loop at 5:30. Info: Chriss 705-696Masonic Lodge, 157 Main St. Brighton. 2442 or Tammy 705-696-3723. 7 p.m. 613-475-8847. Time-Out Tea Time Ladies’ Fellow- CODRINGTON ship:10 am, Monday, March 18, New Com- Codrington Community Centre, munity Hall, Trinity-St. Andrew’s United 3rd Wednesday of month, Codrington Church, Brighton. Guest speaker: Irene Seniors’ Group meets at noon for a Pot Bastin. Info: Jean Finkle 613-439-8869. Luck lunch. Let’s Dress up with vintage clothing St. Patrick’s Supper, Saturday March 16, 5 - 7 p.m. Codrington Community CAMPBELLFORD Centre, 2992 Cty Rd. 30, Codrington. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Roast pork, mashed potatoes, baked beans, 17 Ranney S., Campbellford, St. Patrick’s meatballs, much more including green day luncheon, Saturday March 16, noon punch served by a Leprechaun. Wear to 2pm. Beef Irish stew and traditional green if you feel Irish. Adults $15 in adIrish fare. Entertainment by the Donegal vance, $18 at door; 6-12, $8; Reserve at Fiddlers and a sale of home baking. Lunch 613-475-3018 or 613-475-4005. $7.00. Info: Betty 705-632-1023. Codrington Library open Tuesday, Discuss your child’s development, 2-5 pm; Thursday 9:30-11:30 am; Friday speech and behaviour, Tuesdays, 10-11 5-8 pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm. am, St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, 35 Centre St, Campbellford. All families COLBORNE welcome. Info: Cheryl McMurray, Nor- Colborne Library Storytime prothumberland Child Development Centre, gram, Thursdays at 11:00am. Open to 1-866-218-1427. children 2 to 5 years of age. To register Blood Pressure Clinic, Mar 15, for this free program: 905 357-3722 or Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 1-4pm, drop by. Open: Mon. 3-8, Tues. & Thurs. 11-8, Fri. & Sat. 11-4. Room 249 2nd Floor. All Welcome St. John’s United Church Indoor Meet MatMan: A fun, body building, Walking Program, Tuesday & Friday vocabulary enhancing, letter introducing 10-11am, until mid April, 50 Bridge St. secret weapon. Wednesdays, 11:00 am to W., Campbellford. Free admission. Please noon, Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St. Geared for the ages of the children bring clean shoes. 705-653-2283 IOOF Humanitarian Services Ham attending. Info: Cheryl McMurray, Nor& Scalloped Potatoes Dinner, Odd Fellows thumberland Child Development Centre, Hall, Campbellford. Friday, March 15, 6:00 1-866-218-1427. pm. Adults $12.50, children under 8, $6. Wheel chair accessible. For Tickets contact: ELDORADO Monthly Crokinole party on Fri705-653-0072 or 705-653-3600

day, March 15th, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Please bring a friend and lunch. Everyone welcome. Contact number 613-473-2166

FRANKFORD Roast Beef Dinners, Frankford Legion, March 20. $10.00. From 5 P.M. Sunday Worship Service and Sunday School at Frankford United Church 10:30 am. All are Welcome! Frankford United Church Stew Supper, Saturday, March 16. One sitting at 6 p.m. Advance tickets only: Adults $12.00, 6-12 yrs. $6, under 6 yrs free. Call: 613-398-6614 or 613-398-6434 to buy or reserve your tickets

GRAFTON Stoney and the Sundance Band Open Mic Jamboree, Sunday March 17, 1-5pm, Grafton Legion, Hwy 2 at Archer Rd. Lunch Served. $8/person, $15/couple, $3/musician.

HAVELOCK Peterborough County Landowners Assc. AGM, Wed. March 20, 7:30pm, Douro Community Centre. Key note speaker: Allan Seabrooke, CAO Otanabee Region Conservation Authority. bring your questions. 1-705-652-7633

MADOC St. Patrick’s Day Dance, March 16, 8pm-1am, Madoc Township Recreation Centre, Eldorado. $20 includes lunch. Tickets at Heart of Hastings Hospice, Wilson’s, Bush Furniture or Cook’s Barber Shop. RCL Br 363 Madoc ‘Ham & Turkey Roll’, Sat. Mar. 16,1:00pm. $2.00 a roll. Everyone welcome. Madoc Blood Pressure Clinic: Wednesday, Mar 20. 47 Wellington St, Seniors Building Common Room, 9-11:30 am. Opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Heart of Hastings Hospice is seeking volunteers (men & women) in the Municipalities of Centre Hastings, Marmora & Lake, Tudor & Cashel, Tweed, Townships of Madoc, and Stirling-Rawdon. Patient Care Volunteer Training Sessions 4 full days: March 26, 28, April 2, 4, 10 am-4 pm, 17 McKenzie Street, Madoc. Register by March 21. Call 613-473-1880

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John and Brenda Lamey of Norwood are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Kelly to Christopher Birtch, son of Susan and Stephen Birtch of Prescott. They will be married at the Marshes Golf Club in Kanata on Saturday, July 6th, 2013 B10

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A Message From The Family of Lana Beckett Thank you to everyone who offered their love and support. Thank you to all the volunteers and people who sent cars, flowers and food. Thank you to the Hastings Legion and anyone who made a donation. Thank you to Brett Funeral Home and Rev. Jamie York for a beautiful service.


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SIMMONS, Mae Annie - At Caressant Care Nursing Home, Marmora, on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Mae (Campbell) Simmons, of Marmora, in her 93rd year. Daughter of the late Thomas and Georgina Campbell. Wife of the late Bert Spry and Bill Simmons. Mother of Larry (Carol) Spry, Jerrine (Bryan) Chute, and James (Ann Marie) Spry. Grandmother of David and Daryl. Great grandmother of Tanya, Jesse, Joshua, and Tyler. The family received friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 11 and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12. Funeral Service was held in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Marmora, on Tuesday, March 12 at 11:00 a.m. Spring Interment Mont Nebo Cemetery, Springbrook. Donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Caressant Care Palliative Care or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. CL421923

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FRASER, Richard “Rick” Alfred, suddenly at his home in Brighton on Saturday, March 9th, 2013, age 53 years. Richard Fraser of Brighton, son of Richard Fraser and his wife Diana of Plevna, and the late Florence (Christianson). Sadly missed by his daughters Carley Fraser and Julia Fraser, both of Trenton, and their mother, Jennifer Fraser. Brother of Sharon and her husband Chris Billings of Kemptville. Rick will also be missed by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive friends at the Walas Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton on Wednesday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Service in the funeral home on Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 2 o’clock. Cremation with interment in Plevna. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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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 H u t c h i n s o n (613)968-3362. No phone calls after 8 p.m.

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Kraft Foods employee, suddenly as a result of an accident in Orangeburg, S.C. on Februray 26, 2013. Son of the late Ivan and Laura Begg. Beloved husband of Betty of P.E.I., dear brother of Edith (Ron) Lush of Campbellford, survived by 6 children, 4 step children, 9 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, many nieces & nephews. Celebration of Elwood’s life to be held in Campbellford at a later date. CL421937

HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY Bob Fredericks A 70th Birthday Party will be held in honour of Bob (Charlie) Fredericks at the Norwood Legion Hall March 30, 2013 At 7:00 PM All Ages Welcome Best wishes only

Spring Fling Singles Dance, Sat., March 30th, Top Floor Trenton Legion 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. All welcome! DJ- Mr Music! All Requests! Back parking lot & Entrance. 613-392-9850.



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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

(Since 1985)



West side (King St.) 1 bedroom w/private entrance, fridge, stove, water incl. $550/mth.

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



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Invites applications for a Manager of Buildings & Facilities The City of Quinte West Corporate and Financial Services Division is currently inviting applications for the position of Manager of Buildings & Facilities. The Manager of Buildings & Facilities position is responsible for the efficient and effective management, maintenance and development of all facilities under the direct responsibility of the Corporate & Financial Services Department and all designated facilities owned by the Corporation of the City of Quinte West. This position will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations and capital needs of designated corporate facilities in cooperation with the Director of Corporate & Financial Services/Treasurer and be directly responsible for the management and maintenance of corporate facilities. In cooperation with the Supervisor of Arena Operations the position will be directly responsible for the capital maintenance and upgrades of the Trenton and Frankford arena facilities, manage existing facility leases, act as the staff liaison for the City’s Accessibility Committee, be responsible for the management of the City’s LAS Program to secure stable hydro electric and gas utility rates, plan, organize and direct staff in the performance of work in accordance with municipal policies, standards and safety requirements and prepare annual estimates of expenditures and revenues relative to the facilities in order to ensure proper control over the facilities annual budgets. The position will also be required to purchase necessary materials and supplies to ensure the efficient and effective operations while adhering to the City’s purchasing policies, ensure the maintenance of all facility equipment inventory, assist in preparing tenders, quotes, RFP’s etc. in cooperation with the Purchasing Supervisor as required, monitor contractual agreements and projects related to facilities operations and respond effectively and efficiently to complaints of ratepayers and take appropriate action. You will be required to prepare long term capital requirements and improvements of the facilities, coordinate a preventative maintenance program for the facilities and ensure that all facilities are kept in a safe, clean and attractive condition. The successful candidate will be required to be knowledgeable of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and appropriate regulations and ensure that all facilities staff complies with Federal, Provincial and Municipal codes, Acts and legislation.

Remuneration: 2013 Non-Union Job Rate is $78, 600-$87,334. The City offers an attractive benefits package. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume clearly marked: “Application: Manager of Buildings & Facilities” by 4:30p.m. Tuesday April 2, 2013 to the undersigned: Tim Osborne, CMM III HR Specialist Manager Human Resources City of Quinte West P.O. Box 490 Trenton, ONK8V 5R6 Email: Website 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 of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the City of Quinte West is pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call 613-392-2841 (4437) or email if you require an accommodation to ensure your participation in the recruitment and selection process.

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A minimum of five (5) years experience in the management of municipal facilities including, but not limited to arenas, marinas, halls, and concessions is required. The position will require demonstrated supervisory, interpersonal and team skills experience.







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Horse Boarding 5 min from Belleville. Heated feed/tack room, nylon electo braid fence, daily turn out in hay/grass paddocks. Outdoor board is $195/mth. Call Brian at 613-848-4850



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


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



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

Warkworth, 1 bedroom apt. Colonial Inn Madoc for rent in clean quiet building, Main daily, weekly, monthly. St. Available now. Suitable (613)473-2221. for 1 person. No pets. $550/mth. plus hydro. required. 2 bedroom apt, renovat- First/last HELP WANTED ed. $875/month incl. Se- 9 0 5 - 2 5 9 - 0 6 3 1 , 905-623-9482. cured building, laundry First and last. Close to amenities. Avail May 1. Marmora Apartments, 613-967-1251. Forsyth St: 1 bedroom, $595+/month, bachelor, Exceptional bachelor apt. $450+/month. Renovated, Heat, hydro, cable includ- upper level, parking, bay ed. $525/mth. First month windows. No pets, lst + required. Plainfield area. last, references required. Allan 416-229-0553. 613-477-3377.



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BELMONT ENGINE Repair & Marine will be closed Saturday, March 2 and reopen March 18 at 8 am. Come and see us at the Home and Outdoor show HELP WANTED! Make in Peterborough March 15, $1000 a week mailing bro16, and 17th. chures from home! Genuine Opportunity! FREE supplies! No experience $$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan required. Start immediatefrom an ex-employer? ly! (LIRA) or (locked in RRSP) Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585 WORK WANTED

BUSINESS SERVICES County Water TreatmentSofteners, 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. 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.


LEGAL Notice- Tenant, Darr’s Pizza, Marmora: Remove equipment/belongings before April 15, 2013 or same will be sold or otherwise disposed of to cover costs.


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The City of Quinte West is seeking a full time superintendent for the campsites and general area of the Park. The Park Host will meet and greet campers and help orient them to the park, provide information about the park and monitor the associated area and facilities. The date of this contract would be Saturday, May 25, 2013 to October 13, 2013. Duties would be booking and assignment of campsites, registration of campers, including accepting payment and preparing weekly deposits, maintain cleanliness of washroom facilities, ensure public safety, reporting any facility or patrol related issues to appropriate contacts, assign and collect equipment to users (beach volleyballs etc.), full time coverage must be provided throughout the season, communicate with City Staff, canteen operator and Parks Canada staff. Requirements are 21 years of age or older; Criminal Reference check, current First Aid/ CPR certification and good written and oral communication skills. A monthly Honorarium will be provided to the successful candidate. A designated lot will be available to the Park Host for the season to park their trailer. Please submit a resume and covering letter for the above noted position. Resumes will be received until 4:30 p.m on April 5, 2013. Please send resumes marked “Park Host – Frankford Tourist Park” – Confidential” to the undersigned: Ryan Andrew Supervisor of Parks and Open Spaces City of Quinte West, 7 Creswell Drive P. O. Box 490 Trenton, ON K8V 5R6 Telephone: 613-392-2841 Fax: 613-392-7151 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.

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The Municipality of Brighton is issuing the following RFQ for THE PROVISION OF ONE (1) 61-INCH GASOLINE POWERED ZERO-TURN MOWER TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. The successful Proponent shall confirm to all terms and conditions as outlined in the bid documents. Specifications and required forms are available from the Public Works and Development office at 67 Sharp Road, Brighton. Questions must be received in writing and be directed to Jim Millar, Director of Parks and Recreation, via e-mail at



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Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Selling household contents including antiques, collectibles, brass and cast, costume jewelry, crystal, glass, china, pictures, prints and more, including sol Gibbard mahogany, ext table with leaves and 6 chairs and matching sideboard, rare old streamer trunk with original old hangers, small ironing board still inside in original condition, 2 mantel clocks and 1 regulator wall clock, collection brass pcs, several sets crystal tumblers, qty costume jewelry, chest flatware, other old set flatware, ant. dresser with mirror, lge fancy framed mirror, old guitar, old banjo, bedroom set w/bed, dresser & chest, good single bed, other dressers & chests, several pantry type cupboards, set 3 carved boxes, selection tools, selection household articles, dishes, pots, pans, etc, plus countless other articles too many to list. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. CL421543

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Sunday, March 17, 2013 - Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction 11:00 a.m. Selling the Estate of Barbara June Hall of Port Hope. Plus a Collection of Over 35 Oriental Carpets. Small Selection of Pine Furniture, Estate Jewellery, Glass, China & Collector’s Items, Large Collection of Oils, Prints & Watercolours. Watch Web Site for Updates. Indoor Yard Sale: Sunday @ 9:30 a.m. David Simmons: Auctioneer & Appraiser

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MADOC BADMINTON every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m, Centre Hastings Secondary School. Terry 613-473-5662. Support The Troops Concert Open Mic /Jam Night. All musicians and all types of music welcome. Friday, 15 March, 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.), Arts Centre Hastings, Madoc. Madoc Lions Club will provide a Chili Dinner and refreshments available. Free Admission. Donations accepted in support of the “Military Family Resource Centre” Madoc Active Living Exercise: Every Wednesday at 10:30am. Trinity United Church, 76 St Lawrence St East. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Royal Canadian Legion Br 363 Madoc has mixed darts every Thursday night 7.30. Everyone invited Caregiver of Family member with Memory Loss Group meets every 3rd Wed. of month at Madoc Arts Centre at 9:30am. Info 613-395-5018.

MARMORA Fridays, 1:30 p.m., Marmora Seniors’ Euchre Parties, William Shannon Room. Drop-in Memory Loss Information sessions meets every 3rd Thurs. of month at Marmora Caressant Care Retirement Home at 1pm. Info: 613-395-5018


9 Elgin Street East, Cobourg, Saturday, March 16, 2013 Preview @ 9:30 a.m. Auction starting at 11:00 a.m.


For Eileen Burke formerly of Homewood Ave., Estate of Florence Akin of Lakefield, Heather Brown of Bailieboro, Estate of Lois Page plus others. LOCATION: Trentwinds International Centre, 264 Lansdowne St. E. Peterborough. ON. Page Estate vehicle 203 Chev Ompala LS, cert. & e-tested in excellent condition. Ant. & Fine Home furnishings, musical instruments, paintings & prints, pair of Victorian guilt brass wall scones. Ant. china, glass & collectibles. Upright vintage radio, pine carpenter’s box, hand & power tools & many boxes previously packed in storage. Quality sale, plan to attend! TERMS: Cash, Debit, Visa, M/C Removal day of Sale only! Serving area families with excellence in customer service for the past 32 years. Auctioneer/owner are not responsible for loss/liability in connection with this sale.



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




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

COMMUNITY CALENDAR p.m., St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St, Picton. Scholastic Book Fair, Kente PS, Ameliasburgh, March 19 & 20, 9:30am - 3:30pm, and March 21, 9:30am - 1pm. Please call 962- 7533 for more info. Consecon Legion Sunday March 17, Senior Bid Euchre,1 pm, $5.00. St Pattys Chicken Supper to follow, 4-6 pm. Cost $12.00. Every Thursday night, Mixed Fun Darts, 7 pm. Everyone welcome Wednesdays, Knitting 2-4 pm, Zumba 7:30-8:30 pm. Fridays Yoga 1:30-2:30 pm. Ameliasburgh Community Hall Consecon Legion Br Now open for breakfast 7 days a week. Everyone welcome


Trenton Lions Club 77 Campbell Street weekly Thursday Night Bingo. Cards on sale at 6pm, regular program starts at 7pm. Trenton Seniors Club 105 Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner, 61 Bay St, Trenton, Saturday March 23, 4-6 pm. Tickets $10 per person, available from our office between 9am-3pm Mon-Fri.. Info: (613) 392 5400 Trenton Memorial Hospital. New fashion wear and accessories at our gift shop. New stock arrives weekly. Spend more than $50 and your $4 parking ticket is refunded. Gift Shop hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Contact: 613 392 2540 ext.5449

TWEED Tweed Public Library is offering free computer/Internet instruction. Sign up today! Also, Wednesday, March 20, 1:00-4:00p.m.Community Employment Services will be conducting a resume clinic. Sign up ahead of time. Tweed Legion: Mixed darts every Friday night, 7:30 p.m. Mixed pool Wednesdays (except 3rd Wed. of the month), 7:00 sharp. Everyone welcome. 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. Bid Euchre Tournament 3rd Sunday of the month at Actinolite Recreation Hall 1 p.m. Lunch available. Boost your Brain 101: for older people who are noticing memory changes.Use good memory habits and other strategies to boost your brain and delay cognitive decline. March21, 10am-noon, Moira Place LTC Home, 415 River St. W. Tweed. Free, refreshments provided. Register at 613-962-0892 or

Early Stage Memory Loss support group meets every 3rd Wed. of month at Stirling Rotary Train Station at 2pm. Info: 613395-5018. Stirling Horticultural Society General meeting, March 18, 7 P.M. St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Mill Street Stirling. Guest speakers, Deanna Groves and John Riedl of The Garden Place. Topic is Designing Landscapes. All visitors and new members welcomed Stirling Figure Skating Club spring carnival, “ Fire & Ice” on Sunday March 24, 1 pm, Stirling Recreation Centre. Special guest skaters Violetta and Peter Dack, Peter O’Brien and our own skaters from ages 3 and older. Tickets available at Balu’s Pharmacy and Julia’s Womens Wear, Stirling, from club executive members or at the door, for $15. There are limited “On ice seats” available for $20. Stirling Legion St. Patricks Day Celebration, Saturday March 16, 2:00 p.m. Games, prizes, green beverage. Chicken or beef stew and dinner rolls. $5.00 per person. TYENDINAGA All welcome. MELROSE Diner’s Club: 3rd Thursday of month at TyenTRENTON Trenton Horticultural dinaga Township Community Hall Society & Garden Club, Garden 12 noon. Design Presentation and General Stoney and the Sundance Meeting. Thursday March 21, Band, Orange Hall, Tyendinaga, 7:00pm, Grace United Church, York Rd. Saturday, March 16, 8pm 85 Dundas St. E., Trenton. Info: to midnight. Special guest Chester Joan at 613-392-2572 McCann on steel guitar. Toastmasters International, Trenton Library. WARKWORTH Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, Trent Hills Soccer Club 2013 6:30-8 pm. New members and Registration, Warkworth. Thursday, March 21, 7-9 pm, Warkworth Leguests welcome. The Trenton & District Old gion.

Friday, March 15, 11:15 am, Norwood Town Hall. Special Guest Performance by The Puppet Tamer! Hosted by the AsphodelNorwood Public Library. Saturday, March 16, join Librarian Kris for a Special TwoHour Story Time, Norwood Legion, 10 am – noon Norwood Curling Club’s final bonspiel of the season starts Friday March 22, 6 pm and continues Sat. March 23. 24 teams vying for the ‘Sap bucket’ trophy. For info or to enter: Brian 705639-5151 Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meetings, Tuesdays, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Norwood. Weigh-in from 5:45. Meeting at 7 pm. For info: Evelyn 705-639-5562 or Elaine 705-6395710. Asphodel-Norwood Historical Society will meet at the Norwood Legion on Tuesday, Tyme Fiddlers party, Sunday Mar March 19 at 7 p.m. 17, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Have a non-profit event? P.E. COUNTY Legion, Branch 110, 20 Quinte Email Picton afternoon Shout St., Trenton,1 to 5 pm. Everyone Deadline is Mondays at 3 p.m. Sister Choir welcomes new mem- welcome. Lunch available. Round Please note: Ads may be edited or omitted as space permits bers. Practices are Wednesdays, 2-4 and square dancing. Open Mic.

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