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Santa arrived in Marmora for parade

By Judy Backus

EMC Events - Marmora The pre-parade excitement was palpable at the fairgrounds on December 1 as participants lined up around the track in preparation for the annual event designed to welcome Santa to town. Pipers of the Rogues of Northumberland tried to keep the chill at bay as they warmed up prior to the 2 p.m. start, with most opting to wear leg coverings under their traditional kilts. Meanwhile, along main street, many of the observers chose to remain within the warmth of their parked vehicles, while others braved the wintry temperatures, sipping coffee or hot chocolate. Led by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 237 colour party, the procession wound its way through town with candy being handed to the little ones who lined the streets. Stuffed novelties which had been cleaned and refurbished by members of the United Church, were also featured, as members of the local Guides handed out cuddly novelties to the little ones. The procession, which again was organized through the efforts of the Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club, featured representation from many local organizations and businesses, with the annual presence of the Belleville Shriners and their manned mini-vehicles which zoom back and forth along the route. There were horses, clowns, fire trucks, and a wonderfully refurbished Zamboni, with a second band, the RCSCC Quinte sea Cadets playing Christmas music, including the very familiar Rudolph, accompanied by the sound of crashing cymbals. When the parade looped its way back to the fairgrounds, it was time to head to the community centre where Santa had a chance to visit with the children and take note of their Christmas wishes. Some were eager, while others needed a bit of encouragement from nearby parents. Thanks to members of the Lions Club, there were hot dogs for all along with a warming cup of hot chocolate and a bag filled with sweet goodies.

Santa, whose arrival as usual marked the end of the parade held in his honour, made his way through town in a bright red sleigh, waving to the crowds, and wishing all a Merry Christmas. Photo: Judy Backus

CVCA preparing for the future, increased costs

By Richard Turtle

EMC News - Stirling With the approval of a Long Range Plan (LRP) for the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority, which includes meeting Dam Survey Safety Recommendations from 2005 and 2008, comes a significantly larger budget, and the money has to come from somewhere. Barry Rand, chair of the authority’s LRP Committee, attended council this week to present the plan that would see a six

per cent increase to the municipal levy. And that could potentially be an annual increase for as much as five years. But after 20 years of underfunding and a “make-do culture,” he says, improvements are required to ensure the safety of the Belmont Dam and the workers there. While Stirling-Rawdon councillors concede the dollar amount is minimal as the municipality pays only a small portion of the overall Crowe Valley levy, a six

per cent increase is difficult to justify when other departments are being asked to hold the line. Council did admit it was a concern worthy of funding but, says Mayor Rodney Cooney, with millions of dollars in municipal bridge work required in the coming years, there are also other financial considerations. It would be a great idea to have regular family skating on the mill pond, complete with lights and

music, council says, but liability issues may make it prohibitive. Stirling and District Lions Club Fundraising Chair Ruth Potts spoke as a delegation to council Monday night asking about the possibility of adding a skating element to the Hog Fest activities planned for later this winter. She explained she was largely there to gather information in order that the club might consider their options. Please see “CVCA” on page 2

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EMC Events - Tweed’s Santa Claus Parade had more floats and participants this year. For a large crowd lining Victoria Street, there was more to enjoy and more time to raise the level of expectation before Santa finally arrived. Photo: Richard Barkosky

Babes in parents’ arms was a repeated scene along Victoria Street in Tweed as they awaited the arrival of Santa Claus. Photo: Richard Barkosky

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EMC News - Marmora During the November 26 meeting of the municipality’s Economic Development Committee, Marmora and Lake Economic Development Manager Typhany Choinard mentioned she had reviewed the minutes of previous meetings and had created a list of ongoing tasks, the plan being to ensure that in the months to come, each of the more than 20 listed items receive attention. These ranged from a cleanup at the mine lookout, the creation of mobile aps for the Miners’ Loop, and the possibility of developing a tourism based bird watching program, to the repair of the downtown clock. Another listed item related to a second First Impressions Exchange, whereby Marmora and Lake would be paired with a similar municipality, with “secret shoppers” making visits to both. Choinard mentioned that the first exchange, conducted in 2008 with Sydenham as the partner municipality, resulted in a number of relatively easy changes being made locally. Committee member Paul Payer had participated in the first exchange and spoke in favour of it, saying how such things as water rates, available services, and reception of the visitors were included in the overall survey. The program falls under the Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), with a representative to make a presentation to the committee in the spring of 2013 regarding the next exchange. As was the case with the previous one, the survey will be based on culture, art, health care, municipal services and more, with reports provided to both the involved municipalities.

OMAFRA officials will, using the most recent census information, determine a suitable exchange partner for Marmora and Lake. Choinard provided an update on the proposed pumped storage project, commenting that representatives of Northland Power made a presentation (which is posted on the municipal web site) to the Environmental Advisory Committee on November 16, with an engineer from Hatch Consulting in attendance. Choinard told committee members that the Province of Ontario had several processes related to environmental assessments, and that this project would be held to their highest standard. Choinard, in response to comments from committee member Richard Lowery, explained, “Once the environmental assessment begins, there are several points along the process for public input.” With regard to the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance, (EOTA) committee chair Linda Bracken reported that in relation to “two up” and “side by side” machines, Hastings County, is working with EOTA to create a map of all the communities that have a bylaw that allow people coming off the trails into their communities. “That map will really benefit all of us,” she said, referring to the tourist presence that would be created should the machines be allowed in areas within the communities in addition to the trails. Bracken went on to say that EOTA would be contacting dealerships within the area to access statistics regarding the numbers of these machines being sold. Committee member Paul Payer indicated he had been told by a local dealer that there were many people

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Chief Rick Caddick hosted the meeting, attended by municipal officials and social services and emergency aid providers, to provide a basic understanding of the processes and procedures, as well as available emergency services, in the event of a natural disaster or major event. The EOC was set up as it would be in the event of an emergency, with all the primary players in a single location. Those in attendance, including alternates, were the clerk and deputy-clerk, police chief, chief building official, public works manager and working foreman, treasurer and deputy-treasurer, three representatives from council, and representatives from Emergency Management Ontario (EMO), Hastings Social Services and the Canadian Red Cross. Mayor Rodney Cooney says the session was important and provided necessary preparatory information he hopes will never have to be used. But being prepared for any eventuality it is important to know who is responsible for each facet of the operation. Hastings County Emergency Response Co-ordinator Deborah Kinsman provided a presentation on services provided through the county and Canadian

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Dear Editor, In ancient times, (the 1960s and 1970s), the teachers’ union(s) had the ability to cross-ruff local school boards by playing them off against one another to win huge wage gains for all. More recently, Bob Rae in the 1980s, and Mike Harris in the 1990s, incurred teachers’ fury and were unable to accomplish any significant concessions on either wages or the teachers’ sweet benefits. Even now, a teacher’s pet, Dalton McGuinty, has discovered that coddling begets continued expectations of more coddling. “The cupboard is bare” is just a nursery rhyme to the teachers’ union. What to do? What to do? Wyley thinks the teachers are good at what they do, but their union representatives are not too swift at recognizing a good thing. What is that “good thing”? It is: 1. Much better than average wages in a guaranteed, structured, seniority-rules environment, not subject to depressions or severe recessions. 2. Wonderful (civil service) benefits like defined benefit pension plans, accumulated sick leave, (at least until now), and medical, eye-wear, hearing and dental assistance of which the great unwashed can only dream. (Don’t look at their collective bargaining agreement; it will make you crazy). 3. An incestuous administrative hierarchy that themselves benefit from the gains made by their unionized

themselves have created a pretty cushy empire. There is no more money! Period, exclamation mark. If they tell you to walk, and worse, try to develop some asinine undemocratic penalties if you don’t conform, DON’T GO ALONG. If you listen to them and strike, your NEXT premier will make Mike Harris and/or Dalton McGuinty look like tooth fairies. The union feels threatened, (and rightly so for all the reasons mentioned above), so they are doing what unions do: yell and vigorously rebel. But the cookie jar is truly empty and the jig is up with

counterparts. Together, these goodies add up to one sweet deal. (If it wasn’t, why are thousands of young accredited teachers waiting in the wings to get in on this “good thing”? And why aren’t the retired teachers forced to actually retire and let the new kids take the available fill-in positions?) So the bad guys, (assuming you pay property and income and other taxes), are the union representatives who are forcing the teachers to drink the Kool-Aid of rebellion about their wage levels and the perceived new “takeaways.” Let’s just see how demanding the teachers’ job really is. Start in September, get two weeks off at Christmas, another week in March, all the normal stat. holidays, and finish up in June. (No allowance being made for additional adjustments like professional development or sick days.) Wyley generously calculates 195 actual working days. Divided into an average gross wage of $75,000, (the grid is $40,000 to $90,000), that works out to an average of $385 per day. One hundred and ninety-five days, by the way, is just over one-half a year of work, 53.4 per cent to be precise. Oh wait! You say you also get to retire in your mid-fifties with a full indexed pension? That, my son, is “some good” as they say in Newfoundland. I know, I know. She can be a tough job teaching fidgety little Johnny. But there’s enough compensation there to choke a horse. Don’t listen to those union reps who

parental hostage-taking. You still want to strike? Hosta la vista to $385 per day because that deficit dictates rollbacks no matter what baby! Parents will “ask for compensation if teachers choose refrigeration.” (There’s a rallying cry for parents and taxpayers!) You teachers have been, and are presently, getting bad advice from your union. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid but rather agree that you have been doing a good job for which you will continue to be very generously compensated. Yours truly, Wyley Canuck, aka Ken Leavens, Stirling

MPs should be ashamed Dear Editor, The worst among us hurt the least among us. Parliament voted on BillC398 this week. The bill would have saved millions of lives by simplifying the process to send generic drugs to developing nations. “We are highly disappointed with the result of tonight’s vote. This Bill would have helped get lifesaving medicine to the world’s most vulnerable children without any additional costs to the government or Canadians. This is a missed opportunity and it is children who will suffer most,” says UNICEF Canada’s President and CEO David Morley. Currently only 42 per cent of the estimated 1.5 million infants born worldwide to mothers with HIV receive

the antiretroviral (ARV) treatments needed to prevent transmission of the disease. Rick Norlock and Dean Del Mastro voted against the bill. They should be ashamed of themselves. They represent our voice in Parliament and I don’t like what I am hearing. I researched this issue and I cannot find a comment from their caucus with any valid reason why they voted against this bill. When you see these men out and about this holiday season, I encourage you to respectfully ask them why they voted to not save the lives of the world’s neediest children? I certainly would like to know why. For more information on this bill you can contact the Grandmothers Advocacy Network. Tom Smeraldo, Warkworth

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Nineteen members have been getting to know their digital camera. At the first meetings we talked about safety and photography. Sometimes people get so interested in taking pictures, they stop paying attention to where they are and what is going on around them. Four golden rules about The Stirling-Wellman’s Batter Up Club has been Safety on the Net: a very busy club. With 20 members and four Never post embarrassing leaders (with the help and many thanks to parents) photos of yourself and anyone we have ventured to making ice cream cakes, else, you never know who might pumpkin logged cakes, an old banana cake recipe come across those pictures one with very little instructions on the method and not day! The internet is forever. even an oven temperature for baking, with these Think before you post. Do not cakes we have made some cool attach any personal information icing. At other meetings we have to your photos (names, addresses, made pumpkin patch biscuits, phone numbers, what school you Angel Food cake (from scratch). attend etc.) ALWAYS REMEMBER Also we have made pastry, peeled the person you are talking to in a chat apples and prepared a field berry room, may not be the person that they filling for our pies. claim to be. Members participated in a fun When using social network groups meeting of decorating their like face book and MySpace set your cupcakes using their talents by on-line profile in private. – Don’t making their own chocolate give your passwords to anyone but garnishes, candies and icing. A your parents or guardian. very messy meeting but FUN! The PhoTograPhy Club:

Report any inappropriate comments or messages if they violate the terms of service for that site and tell your parents or guardian if anything happens on-line that makes you feel scared, or uncomfortable. Courtesies of Photography: It is important to show respect to people and their property, especially when you are taking pictures. Ask permission to go on another person’s property. Ask permission to take another person’s picture. Some individuals and groups have strict rules against having their picture taken. Think of how you would like to be treated before you share pictures of other people. NEVER PUBLISH A PERSON’S PICTURE WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION. DO ONTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU. Mr. Lauzon explained how the camera works and went over some of the features that all cameras have. We did a poll on how many members took their camera out of the box and never read the instructions. Most never read the instructions. We decided that we were not using our cameras to their fullest potential. Motto: Learn to do by doing. Happy Holidays and Best wishes for the New Year

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EMC Editorial - In other parts of the world, separatist movements are usually violent (e.g. Kashmir, Sri Lanka, the various Kurdish revolts) and they sometimes succeed (South Sudan, Eritrea, East Timor). Whereas in the democratic Gwynne Dyer prosperous, countries of the West, they are generally peaceful, frivolous, and unsuccessful. A case in point is the various separatist movements in the European Union. Scotland will be holding a vote on independence from Britain in 2014, and both Catalonia and the Basque country in Spain have just elected nationalist governments that promise to hold referendums on independence. But it will probably never happen. The Scots, the Catalans and the Basques tend to see themselves as victims, but nobody else does. They are self-governing in most matters except defence and foreign affairs, they have their own budgets, and they maintain separate education systems and cultural institutions. The Scots get more money back from the central government in London than they pay in taxes, while Catalonia and the Basque country (Euskara, in the Basque language), claim that they contribute more to Madrid than they receive. But the sums are relatively modest, and in any case it is not necessary to break up the country in order to renegotiate fiscal imbalances. What really drives the separatism is emotion, which is why popular support for it is so soft. Rectifying the historic defeat of (insert name of centuries-old lost battle here) by declaring independence in the here-and-now has great emotional appeal, but most people put their economic interests first. Nationalist leaders therefore always promise that independence will change nothing important on the economic front. The way they do this in both Scotland and the separatist regions of Spain is by insisting that membership in the European Union would pass automatically to the successor state. The opponents of secession, however, argue that there’s nothing automatic about it. The arguments are not just directed at the home audience. Last month, when Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, agreed the terms for the 2014 referendum with the British government, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo promptly declared that an independent Scotland would NOT automatically be an EU member, and that any one of the 27 EU member states (like Spain, for example) could veto it. “In the hypothetical case of independence,” he said, “Scotland would have to join the queue [for EU membership] and ask to be admitted, needing the unanimous approval

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of all member states to obtain the status of a candidate country.” The European Commission president, Jose Manuel Barroso, also said in September that an independent Scotland would be seen as a new state and would have to apply to join. This was furiously disputed by Alex Salmond, who knew his chances of winning the 2014 referendum were nil if the Scots believed they were voting to leave the EU. For months he insisted he had sought the opinion of his government’s law officers, who had confirmed that Scotland would inherit EU membership automatically, and would not even have to adopt the euro. Alas, he was lying. Late last month, it became known that Salmond had not actually asked for the law officers’ opinion at all. Now he has been forced by public opinion to pop the question—and he may not like the answer. An even bigger defeat for Salmond came in his negotiations with British Prime Minister David Cameron, where he had to agree that the referendum would ask a simple yes-orno question: in or out? This goes against the instincts of all separatist leaders, who prefer a fuzzy, feel-good question that doesn’t mention the frightening word “independence.” The most famous formulation of this question was in the 1995 Quebec referendum on secession from Canada: “Do you agree that Quebec should become sovereign after having made a formal offer to Canada for a new economic and political partnership within the scope of the bill respecting the future of Quebec and of the agreement signed on June 12, 1995?” Not exactly clear, is it? That referendum was very close, but in 2000 the Canadian federal government passed a law generally known as the “Clarity Act.” It said negotiations between the federal government and any province on secession should only follow “a clear expression of the will of the population of a province that the province cease to be part of Canada.” This requirement would not be met, it added, if the referendum question “merely focuses on a mandate to negotiate without soliciting a direct expression of the will of the population of that province on (independence),” or if the question “envisages other possibilities ..., such as economic or political arrangements with Canada, that obscure a direct expression of the will of the population on (secession).” This law drastically reduces the likelihood that the separatists could win any future referendum in Quebec, and it’s obviously what David Cameron had in mind in his negotiations with Salmond on the Scottish referendum. As for Catalonia and Euskara, the national parliament in Madrid must approve of any referendum on separation, and the current Spanish government has made it abundantly clear that it has no intention of doing that. So it’s mostly just hot air and hurt feelings, really.

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Dear Editor, The Liberals placed a moratorium on offshore/onshore wind farms in February 2011. The reason given according to the press release was “further study was needed re. the impact on health and the environment.” There is no indication when the studies might be completed. In April of 2010, Windstream Energy Inc. of Burlington, Ontario, was awarded a Feed-In-Tariff contract by the Ontario Power Authority to build a 100 turbine, 300 megawatt off-shore wind project west of Wolfe Island. They have recently filed a $475-million lawsuit against the provincial government for damages. Businesses like Windstream invested millions in wind projects. The Windstream president says the company has been backed into a corner and has no option but litigation. Since the Green Energy Act was brought into being, there has been strong public objections to wind projects in rural areas. McGuinty was aware of this … it’s a general consensus in rural Ontario. The cancellation of the wind farms in 2011 was a vote getter … a costly one. Then there is the gas plant fiscal disaster. McGuinty felt he needed Oakville’s votes for a coveted majority in 2011 and Oakville didn’t want the gas plant. Ooh la la …

let’s just cancel that. We will move this gas plant 210 kilometres east to the Bath area. No consultation of course. The public will pay. Latest dollar figures for those few votes are pegged upwards to $1.3 billion and the count is still on. Fast track to November 21, 2012, and a press release by the now lame duck Minister of Energy Chris Bentley: ”Ontario is aiming to provide electricity consumers with greater access to information about their energy consumption and help save electricity costs.” A plan to help us lowly taxpayers to conserve and save. An oxymoron in Liberal language. I ask you, what is the incentive for consumers to “conserve and save” when those at the wheel are blowing our billions on highly suspect outcomes or to further the Liberal party? I really resent the implication that we who pay the bills are so gullible. We need to follow Quebec’s lead and have an inquiry into corruption in Ontario. The Liberal regime of the past nine years has created many areas to investigate. Shelby J. Lawrence, Stirling

Politicians behaving badly By Terry Bush

EMC Editorial - Poor Justin Trudeau. Make that poor, rich Justin Trudeau. The guy just can’t seem to catch a break … nor should he. It’s a good thing he got his mother’s looks because he certainly didn’t inherit his father’s brains or political savvy. Trudeau once again finds himself scrambling this week to take his foot out of his mouth. This time he’s angered his own party with comments about the gun registry and gun ownership. While admitting that he supported the registry and voted for it, he considers it a failed public policy and has no intention of bringing it back if elected. This statement angered members of his party who continue to defend the registry and consider it part of the Liberals’ legacy, on par with the Charter of Rights and official bilingualism. Funny, given the Liberals’ showing in the last election that they would consider one of their most divisive policies something they should restore if elected. But that’s the feeling of Martin Cauchon, a former Liberal justice minister who has gone so far as to say contenders need to show they’re on board with Liberal values and should stand up for the principles that define the party. As you may have guessed, Cauchon is also considering a run at the party’s leadership. If this is how the Liberals plan to renew their party, they might as well bring back Stephane Dion. Cauchon also took exception to Trudeau’s comments made in Hawksbury last week where he said that gun ownership was “part of the culture of Canada.” Perhaps Cauchon has never spent any time away from the big city because if he took two steps into the country, he’d soon realize that gun ownership isn’t limited to our friends south of the border. One would be hard-pressed to find a farmer who doesn’t own a gun and the farther you travel north, the more firearms you’ll find. Trudeau did manage to barely get his head above water when he said his comments about the gun registry didn’t apply to Quebec, the only province to use the courts to keep its records from being destroyed by the Harper government. Trudeau didn’t feel it was a divisive issue in that province. Good thing Trudeau has a few more years to hone his political skills if the mantle of leadership is bestowed upon him by the Liberal Party. He’ll certainly need to improve, given the fact that he only has the life experiences of the wealthy to draw from and hasn’t even held a cabinet post yet aside from the shadow variety. Good hair and a recognizable name do not a Prime Minister make. Poor Stephen Harper. He really needs to pick his friends more carefully. Having stuck his (and unfortunately our) neck out at the United Nations last week during the vote to upgrade the UN status of the Palestinians, our PM has some “splainin” to do. With global powerhouses, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and couple of other U.S. beholding countries in his corner along with the Czech Republic, Israel and the States, Harper bucked world opinion once again and voted against the motion. Harper feels, despite decades of failure, that the Palestinians and Israel should just sit down at a table and come to an agreement about boundaries for a Palestinian state. Nobody should be allowed to make a unilateral decision says Harper. Given that negotiations haven’t worked in the past and more and more of the West Bank has been swallowed up by Israel and its settlers from around the world, the Palestinians aren’t exactly on even footing when it comes to reaching an agreement. Who usually wins when one party is always dealing from a position of strength with a superpower in its corner? The day after the vote to upgrade the Palestinians to an observer state, Israel unilaterally declared that it will be building more illegal settlements, this time in an area which will deal a death blow to any two-state agreement. The Palestinians broke off negotiations long ago stating they won’t come to the table until Israel stops building settlements on their territory so a sit down won’t be happening. And because the Palestinians had the gall to go to the UN to request a vote so the whole world could have a say in the matter, Netanyahu has unilaterally decided the Israelis will once again withhold millions of tax dollars collected on the Palestinians’ behalf making good on the threats of the U.S. and Israel before the vote. Harper is also considering stopping aid to the Palestinians for being so uppity. While the U.S., Britain and France denounced Netanyahu’s promise of more illegal settlements, Stephen Harper relayed that Netanyahu had called him on the phone to thank him for his vote. No condemnation, no symbolic recall of ambassadors, nothing but a blurb on a web site saying Canada doesn’t believe in unilateral decisions. Talk about being out of step with the rest of the world. On Monday, the UN general assembly held a vote that basically asked Israel to join most of the nuclear world in signing the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and opening up its nuclear facilities to inspection. Canada was one of only six countries to vote against the resolution. You can guess the rest. There is plenty of blame to go around in this mess called the Middle East and pressure should be put on all sides. Apparently, double standards are just fine with the Harper government. And that’s an embarrassment to all Canadians considering the whole world will suffer if things aren’t soon resolved. 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Dear Editor, One of my biggest beefs with the former McGuinty government is its fanatical desire to impose significantly higher energy costs on his fellow Ontario citizens with the Green Energy Act.

Blowing your dollars in the wind Many of the people, including a lot of senior citizens on fixed incomes, are being forced to pay those higher rates. However, the Liberal government couldn’t care less because Premier Dal-


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ton McGuinty sees green energy as a twisted way of establishing his legacy. My problem with wind turbines and solar power was reinforced recently with a very astute editorial written by Norman Rogers, a senior policy advisor of the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based think tank. Rogers writes extensively about global warming and green energy subjects. What does he think about wind power? He describes the left wing experiment as a total joke. Rogers says government could create

more jobs at far less cost by training dogs to walk on treadmills to generate electricity. However, windmills do underline the hypocrisy of the liberal left who never admit being wrong even if an overwhelming majority of the population disagrees with them. That hypocrisy of environmentalists is astonishing. Previous to wind turbines, the killing of birds, particularly the eagle, was close to a criminal offence as far as ecologists were concerned. In the post-wind power era all that has changed.

Now the environmentalists are silent as windmills kill thousands of birds all over North American, including the iconic American eagle. Solar and wind energy, when combined with storage, is eight to ten times more costly to produce than traditional sources of energy such as coal, natural gas and nuclear. As Rogers points out, wind power gets really expensive when you add electricity storage. If not for massive government subsidies, nobody would even think of building wind tur-

bines. It’s amazing that supposedly educated politicians put two and two together on this issue and get three. Don’t get me wrong. I believe alternative sources of energy are a good thing but only to augment the proven energy sources that would keep costs as low as possible for the consumer. That way innocent taxpayers wouldn’t be paying for the mistakes of people we elect, supposedly to look after our interests. Rolly Ethier, Campbellford

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CHSN looking to cover shortfall By Richard Turtle

EMC News - Madoc - The Central Hastings Support Network (CHSN) will have to wait until council looks at its 2013 budget numbers before finding out if there will be any relief. Jean McDonnell, managing director of the CHSN returned to council last week to request an increase in funding to make up for a shortfall resulting from cuts at the county level. As a result of those cuts, which amount to 20 per cent per year for five years, CHSN will realize a shortfall of $7,000 next year and hopes to recoup those losses through the supporting municipalities, she says. “Currently Central Hastings Support Network obtains revenues for our transit program from five basic

sources: Hastings County, United Way Quinte, municipalities, service fees and fund raising,” McDonnell says, adding supporting municipalities include Marmora and Lake, Madoc Township, Centre Hastings, StirlingRawdon and Tweed. “We are requesting from each of the municipalities an additional $1,000 to their usual contribution for 2013 to help us cover the reduction,” she adds. Council agreed to take the matter under consideration. Despite an appeal by resident Tom Deline, council refused to reinstate the municipal employee Christmas bonus, which was rescinded at a recent meeting with the matter of future bonuses being handled during performance reviews. In a delegation to council, Deline

asked that they keep the original motion to eliminate the bonus but change the date to January 1, 2013, so anticipated bonuses can be paid out this year. Councillor Shelby Kramp-Neuman, calling the earlier motion where she was the lone dissenter “a grave mistake,” asked that council reconsider. But again there were no takers. “This has already been dealt with,” said Reeve Owen Ketcheson. “Our employees are being treated fairly.”

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EMC Lifestyles - Stirling They met in an art gallery where they were both exhibiting their work, later learning of their shared understanding and love of the outdoors and the powers of nature. Today Don and Heida Skillen share a home in Marmora and together travel to art shows and exhibitions “or on the PowWow Trail,” to share their visions with others. And the couple admit they have achieved significant success with their works hanging in The work of Marmora artists Don and Heida Skillen is being featured universities, government of- this month at the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library Art Gallery. Though very different in process and execution the works offer contrasting fices, schools, healing centres styles with a primary inspiration being the power and of nature and and in private collections the earth’s delicate balance. worldwide. For the month of December, tude until a painting is com- his unique style adding his several of their paintings will plete, he is undeterred by art paintings represent the stobe on exhibit, along with a few show crowds and will often ries of his life as well as the new works by Stockdale artist continue to paint a work in precarious state of the world AJ VanDrie, at the Stirling- progress while speaking with today. Rawdon Public Library Art patrons or other artists. Heida too is inspired by Gallery. And the Skillens adDon credits his French nature. mit their work is inspired by Mohawk Irish heritage for “The power of lightning, the natural world and is a direct reflection of their hopes EMC News and fears. Whether the unbriStirling and District dled power of a bolt of lightLions Club President ning, the majestic spirit of the Elmore Baitley eagle, or the simple beauty of presents a cheque to the earth the couple also share Stirling-Rawdon Fire a message in their work. Chief Rick Caddick and Deputy Chief Bill But they tell their visual Douglas to help with stories very differently. While equipment purchases. Don admittedly leans toward The presentation was political and social messages in made at a recent Lions his paintings as well, he takes Club meeting where a more colourful and stylized Caddick provided approach than the strikingly some information on real images Heida creates. He fire safety programs names all his paintings, she for local Grade 39:13 PM Ad-EMC_RecruitedDr_Print2.pdf 1 12-09-04 doesn’t name any. And while students. she prefers to work in soli-

the aurora borealis, the movement and majesty of animals, forests … all reflect the complexity of our Creator’s universe,” she says. And together, they say, their artistic message is to encourage a better understanding of the world where mankind holds the balance of power. But the key, Don says, is to respect nature and learn to live within it, rather than control it. That can be as simple as a walk in the woods, watching the night sky or just enjoying the view. Even when it comes to selling their work, the couple believes in direct contact as well. Their artwork is not available on the Internet and is primarily sold at shows and exhibitions. As they continue to produce new works, Don says, the possibility of opening a gallery of their own one day appears to be growing slightly closer.

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Santa hats topped the more traditional outfits worn by members of the Rogues of Northumberland Pipes and Drums, who valiantly kept the music going in spite of the chilly weather. Members and parents of the Marmora Skating Club climbed onto the back of the Drummond BMR truck which was decorated for the season, with a pair of figure skates dangling from an otherwise traditional Christmas tree. Photo: Judy Backus

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Mark Lunansky’s newly decorated Hockey Night in Canada Zamboni, featuring the Leafs and the Canadiens, was a huge hit with the crowd. At one time, the machine cleared the ice at the Marmora arena, but last year was seen doing the same on a Crowe Lake bay. Photo: Judy

to assist with winter patrol, snowplowing etc. for casual employment on a call-in basis. A DZ licence with a clear driving record is required. Applicants should forward resumes, in a sealed envelope clearly marked Labour Pool, to the undersigned no later than Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Note: Only successful applicants will be notified. Kevin Heath, Clerk-Administrator Township of Stirling-Rawdon Box 40 Stirling, Ontario K0K 3E0


(left) The words on the banner, greetings from the Children’s Nursery Centre, said it all. Dalton Watson, Jacob Kent and Julie Watson were snuggled warmly on the back of a pickup for their trip through town. Photo: Judy Backus

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Flavours: Pin it on – pass it on!

Grade 3/4 students made adorable creatures to reward other students “caught” performing kind deeds.

ference. This topic reminded one student of a family book entitled “For The Love of Fruggles” by Wendy Wong. Students loved the idea of recognizing others by giving them a small doll-like creature that was hand made by them. The Grade 3 and 4 students decided to use this idea but make it their own. They changed the name from “fruggle” to flavour and students would give the creatures to anyone in the school they caught doing something

great for someone else. Students were to pin on the flavour and then pass it on to someone else. The Grade 3 and 4 students were on a mission to pay it forward. The idea spread quickly around the school with the other fabulous students at Madoc Township searching out others who were doing kind things for one another. The students at Madoc Township Public School are continuing to impress everyone they meet.

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EMC News - Ms. Burr’s Grade 3/4 classes at Madoc Township Public School wanted to make a difference by recognizing and encouraging students during Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. They wanted to say thank-you to students for showing their kindness to one another. They rose to the challenge and went out of their way to help others. The challenge started with the students brainstorming ways they could make a dif-

Rankin shared the ups and downs of publishing a book, and presented each child with their very own copy. The room was abuzz as families shared the illustrations, the story and the message of showing empathy and the importance of making a difference for someone else. The students created a keepsake from the event, painting symbols from the book on a special rock Mrs. Rankin

brought for them. The book has been read and shared with a number of schools and communities across Ontario this fall. Hastings Prince Edward District School Board received 30 copies which they have proudly given to a number of guests to our community. Copies of the book are available at the main office of the school and also from Amazon.

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EMC News - Marmora One year ago, Earl Prentice Public School embarked on a journey. Teacher Heather Rankin has been telling a story about a boy named Todd for over ten years to students under her tutelage and her own children at home. In preparation for Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, Mrs. Rankin thought the key message, “All it Takes is One Friend” would be an appropriate message to share with the school community. However, it had only ever been a story; a good story, one that was told orally again and again. So, Earl Prentice Public School invited students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 to come together, and illustrate the story. The first version was a coil bound photocopy of the students’ illustrations and Mrs. Rankin’s words. Heather Rankin, now teaching in Belleville, has been working to publish the story in order to share it with a larger audience.  On November 30, the school celebrated Mrs. Rankin, a published author, and the twenty students who are now published illustrators at a special event with family and friends.  Mrs.


Earl Prentice Public School students hold up the page they illustrated from Heather Rankin’s book, All it Takes is One Friend. Sitting: Jake Mercier, Ben Mercier, Thomas Caruana, Harmonie Conacher, Rebecca Ramsey, Emma Smith, Ella Wagner, Tara Legge, and Scarlet Pressick. Standing: Brianna Prevost, Alexis Stewart, Hannah Montgomery, Colton Dorie, Carson Ellis, and Nathan Dorie. Madi Short is shown sitting with Heather Rankin. Photo: Submitted


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Caressant Care residents enjoy a musical interlude By Judy Backus

EMC Lifestyles - Every year, on the day of the Santa Claus Parade, members of St. Andrew’s United Church host a bazaar, bake sale and luncheon which concludes in time for all to enjoy the parade. One of the tables in the hall, tended by members of the Sunday school, held an array of donated jewellery as well as bags filled with Christmas bows crafted by the students. The students exercised their creativity in another way as well, with some of them having taken the time to knit very attractive and fashionable scarves. Helping out were: Natalie Clemens, Hannah Montgomery, Isabella Montgomery, Macie Levere, Liam Prevost, and Olivia Montgomery. Photo: Judy Backus

EMC Entertainment Marmora - With the festive season at hand, women from the local churches continued their well-established tradition, arriving at Caressant Care on November 26 to provide an afternoon of seasonal cheer for the residents through a variety of Christmas music and tales. The entertainment was followed by tea time featuring homemade goodies, tea, coffee and plenty of

conversation. Sharin Williamson, of the Marmora Free Methodist Church, welcomed all, told the touching legend of the Christmas poinsettia, the equally moving story of the little donkey, and led a sing song which featured well known Christmas songs including Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, Silent Night and more. Judy O’Grady, of Sacred Heart Church, read a “more spiritual version

of the famous Christmas story,” The Night Before Christmas, with musical accompaniment by a very accomplished nine-yearold, Ariana Foster, who just began taking violin lessons last January. The words of the well-known poem had been altered to include, “The shepherds were watching their flocks on this night, And saw in the heavens an unearthly light, The angels assured them they’d nothing to fear “It’s Christmas, they said, the Saviour is here!”

Ariana Foster added her musical talents to a tea time seasonal interlude hosted by women of the local Marmora churches at Caressant Care on November 26. She provided backup as Judy O’Grady read a version of the Night Before Christmas, and as well played Jolly Old Saint Nicholas and Silent Night for an appreciative audience. Photo: Judy Backus

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Looking back on 35 years of curling history By Judy Backus

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by, while the walls were lined with hundreds of photos mounted on bristol board, resulting in a peek at Marmora’s curling days over the past decades. Club President Wendy McCoy, who organized and prepared the many and tempting edibles, which varied from canapés to sweets and homemade fudge, credited fellow member Joy Reid for helping to organize the artefacts. She mentioned

that invitations had been sent to all signing members of the incorporation, as well as all current members, of which there are 80. As well, an ad appeared in the paper to notify past members and any other interested parties about the gathering. Prior to the guests’ arrival, McCoy commented on the many items retrieved from the club’s storage cupboard, saying, “Some of the things we found were just amaz-

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YAC reopens in bigger location By Richard Turtle

Cole Goodchild and Austin Schwager helped out on moving day as the Youth Action Centre prepared to reopen in a new location this week. Now at 234 North Street, the centre is located in the former municipal offices where the first Youth Advisory Council met.

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ing efforts as well. Chocolate sales are scheduled and the organization is currently appealing for local sponsorships. Depending on the programs, Vader says, attendance varies through the week but often between 15 and 20 kids participate in regular activities. Maguire also thanked landlord Judy Timpson for her support in offering the space at an affordable rate with significantly better facilities. The centre first opened in August 2011, celebrating its first anniversary this summer.

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Now located at 234 North Street, and the former home of the municipal offices, the new centre features a large lounge where the first Youth Advisory Council met less than five years ago. “It’s excellent,” says YAC Co-ordinator Ashley Vader of the new location, noting with more space and growing interest, there will be plenty of room for new programs. “We’ve got 2,200 square feet,” says Maguire, “so it’s three times the size.” And with a full kitchen, computer centre and several games rooms,

EMC News - Stirling - For the 12th year, the annual Stirling Toy Drive is under way and volunteers have already begun to accept new and gently used toys generously donated by area residents and organizations. The toys will be included, along with other items, in Stirling Christmas Sharing Baskets made available to registered families through the Stirling Area Christian Community Care, says organizer Kim Finkle. The program continues to grow, with more children registered for toys each year, she adds, with many of those falling in the two- to three-year-old range. Donations are being accepted at Irwin Cabinet Works, where owner Cliff Irwin has provided a space for storage and sorting, or can be dropped off at the Bank of

Montreal in Stirling. “The Rotary Club is always generous in purchasing toys,” notes Finkle, adding a summer toy drive at Brighton Speedway spearheaded by Exel Tower Service’s Greg Belyea has also helped the local cause. “It’s been good so far,” she says, but there is still lots of room for more. Also included with the Christmas Sharing baskets are children’s mittens, collected primarily through the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library’s Mittens for Kittens program. Toys and food donations will also be accepted during Friday evening’s Santa Claus Parade which begins at the fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Kim Finkle is once again heading up the annual Stirling Toy Drive. New and gently used toys will be picked up during tomorrow’s Santa Claus Parade or can be dropped off at Irwin Cabinet Works or BMO.

This is a busy time of year for the local food bank and the need continues for community support, she says.

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EMC News - Madoc - It was a great turnout for the Christmas Food Drive for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Madoc. Donations were dropped off to the Madoc and District Chamber of Commerce and Home Hardware collected the donations along the parade route. With the amount of food donated it could fill about two grocery carts. The Lions Club accepted donations for the Food Bank for the hot dogs that they were cooking up. You could really feel the Christmas cheer with everyone that helped make this happen. Thank you to all who made a donation. 16

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EMC News - Ivanhoe Provocative journalistic icon author Peter C. Newman freely gave his time and famous rhetorical speaking skills in support of the San Damiano Foundation at a benefit dinner in Ivanhoe Friday evening. The  regional,  youth-focused, non-profit organization is well known in Madoc for serving hot lunches for school-age youth at their 76 Durham Street location.  Director Colleen McAlister believes youth will flourish and grow into good citizens when given the basics of a safe, warm and encouraging environment. Newman agrees with the perspective. After a serendipitous meeting last summer, Newman offered his presence for a fund-raising event. The Ivanhoe gathering raised almost $600 for the foundation. When asked if there is hope for the youth of our country, Newman pointed out Canadian culture needs to be encouraged. “We need to strengthen Canadian values through the arts in all ways, and in history. Our youth need to learn what it is to be Canadian.” He said he believes Canadians are not the same as Americans and we need to resist being absorbed into that society. Newman, who is best known for his long time position with Maclean’s magazine as Editor-in-Chief, director and contributing editor, holds numerous awards and  accreditation. He  is a Companion in the Order of Canada and in 1998 received Lifetime Achievement status from the Canadian Journalism foundation.  He has written twentyfive books, holding number

one on the best seller lists for his 2004 print of Here Be Dragons and for his controversial publication, Secret Mulroney Tapes: Unguarded confessions of a prime minister (2005).  Current lifetime sale of his books totals 2.5 million. He put forth two of his books as door prizes for those attending. The dinner presentation was attended by Centre Hastings municipal members and MP Daryl Kramp, along with numerous Newman fans and supporters of the foundation.  MacAlister, a secular member of the order of St. Francis of Assisi, says she follows the code set out in the prayer of the patron saint, and has based the foundation on that portent. Volunteers at the Madoc location come from various faith denominations and the secular population. Capped in his signature Greek sailor’s cap, Newman captured interest at the Ivanhoe hall with stories of his seafaring life in the navy and cajoled on limitations of aging. Now 83, the Canadian legend continues to stimulate thought and controversy.  “Really, I do not support any political party,” he chuckled.  “I dislike them all equally.”  Newman told the EMC he believes in the work McAlister is doing and found this speaking appearance a good mix, a benefit to all. Currently, the Madoc foundation serves between 40 and 60 youth on school days. There is also a branch in Tweed and one in Trenton. The Trenton facility is relatively self supporting. It is open twice a week and provides a safe environment for some 40 youth on those days. The Tweed branch has


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Flynn receives municipal congratulations EMC News - Madoc - Nicole Flynn was welcomed home last weekend after what turned into a medalgathering trip to Italy in November. One of nine swimmers representing Canada at the Down Syndrome International Swimming Organization (DSISO) world and international competitions that wrapped up on November 22 in Loano and Genoa, Italy, and a force in both

synchro and speed swimming, Flynn arrived home in Madoc with a total of six medals to add to an already impressive collection gathered over years of competing in regional, provincial, national and international meets. At the DSISO events, Flynn won a gold in world competition in synchronized swimming and went on to win two silver medals and three bronze in individual and relay events including breaststroke, freestyle and

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EMC Sports - On Saturday, December 1, the Centre Hastings Grizzlies Peewee AE team played Prince Edward County Kings in the first of three round-robin games of the day. After a scoreless first period, the Grizzlies found themselves in trouble late in the second as the Kings scored on a one-timer to take the lead 1 - 0. As the puck dropped to start the third period, Centre Hastings began to take the play to P.E.C. and got numerous scoring chances. With only three minutes left in the game, they finally scored as Nathan O’Connor made good on a pass from Eric Ramsey to make the final 1 - 1. After just two hours rest,

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as Cody “end to end” Evans went coast to coast and fired the puck just inside the far post with an assist from Jade Bronson. Aden McColl put Centre Hastings up by two, with assists from Nathan O’Connor and Cody Evans just to have the Lightning get a goal of their own to make it a 2 - 1 score at the end of the first. After dominating much of the second period, the Grizzlies extended their lead to 3 - 1 with a goal from Nathan O’Connor assisted by Eric Ramsey. In the third period, Mariposa wouldn’t give up and had many good scoring chances on the powerplay only to be denied by Hayden Hammock in the Grizzlies net. There was no scoring in the third period making the final 3 - 1 and setting up a match in the semi-final game against the Port Hope Phantoms. As the Grizzlies players entered the dressing room on Sunday morning, they noticed a very important member of their team was missing. Nathan O’Connor had come down with the flu bug and was unable to play. The Grizzlies players knew they had to play a great game to compete with a very strong Port Hope team, who the Grizzlies had tied just seven days earlier. With tight checking and

great goaltending, this semifinal game went into the third period scoreless. Midway into the third, the Phantoms opened the scoring to take the lead 1 - 0. Knowing their tournament lives were on the line, Centre Hastings became more offensive-minded and had some great scoring chances. Port Hope’s goalie made numerous great saves, including one on a breakaway. With the Grizzlies trying everything possible to tie the game late, the Phantoms capitalized on an opportunity to take a 2 - 0 lead with three minutes left and then potted an empty netter to make the final 3 - 0. “The coaches are very proud of our team; all the kids played their hearts out today. They are disappointed now, but once they reflect on how well they played without a key player, they can’t help but feel good about this game,” said coach Paul Hammock. Next up for the Peewee AE Grizzlies is a home game in Marmora at 7 p.m. against Stirling on Friday, December 7, and a road game in Port Hope on Sunday. For up-to-date scores, schedules and news on all Grizzlies teams log onto <>.

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And Flynn says, while she took the podium draped in a Canadian flag to hear the national anthem after her gold medal performance, there is no moment that stands out as singularly memorable. “It was all memorable,” she says. “The whole thing.” And, she says, that includes the gelato.


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scramble toward the Crusader goal. With some dazzling stick work, he undressed the RWC netminder and scored the overtime winner to send the Grizzlies bench into an uproar. They will now travel to Michigan in late January to defend their International Silver Stick crown. “To beat them once was awesome, but two wins in a row against this team was simply unbelievable,” exclaimed assistant coach Al Danford. “I’m not sure exactly what drives these little Grizzlies but they refused to back down all weekend. They were the class of the tournament thanks to their relentless two-way play and their composure off the ice. We are a very proud coaching staff right now.” Grizzlies President John Oke was also filled with pride as he spoke about the success of his association. “The Novices now join our Atom A and Peewee A teams as regional Silver Stick Champions in 2012. The Bantam A and Peewee AE Grizzlies teams also performed exceptionally well in their Silver Stick tournaments. We are very aware of just how lucky we are to have so many hard working players and coaching staffs in the Centre Hastings area.”


more to give their Grizzlies the 5 - 1 victory and a spot in the finals against a hungry RWC Crusaders team that defeated the Cumberland Blue team in their semis. The 2012 Silver Stick B final showdown was simply a game that no one in attendance will ever forget. Centre Hastings drew energy and inspiration from the dozens of family members and friends who drove to Cobourg to support their team. The Crusaders opened up an early 1 - 0 lead after Jacob Lesser lifted a shot past a sprawled Phillips. The Grizzlies responded with an amazing effort by Phoenix Smith who took a pass from Connor Hunt and buried it at 5:43 of the first. RWC regained their lead thanks to another goal by Lesser but the Grizzlies were not going to back down. Connor Hunt notched another tally thanks to an incredible solo effort with only one minute left in the opening period. The game remained tied at two throughout the second and third as Phillips and RWC goaltender Owen Arsenault put on a clinic in their respective nets. The game was destined for overtime as neither team would give up. In three-on-three action, Grizzlies Captain Connor Hunt took advantage of his speed and broke away from a


Finch and Kellen Dostaler. On Saturday, the Grizzlies took on the Cumberland Grads and again, showed their grit. Connor Hunt gave his team a 2 - 0 lead after the first but the Grads refused to go away. After Cumberland scored at the beginning of the second, rookie Nick Oke banged home a key goal to give his team a 3 - 1 lead. Cumberland again made it close with another tally but in the third, Assistant Captain Kellen Dostaler made no mistake when he sent a laser shot to the top corner from just outside the left face-off circle to give his team a 4 - 2 lead and the win. In the last game of the round-robin, the Grizzlies defeated Newcastle by a 3 - 1 final. Goals were scored by Kellen Dostaler, Phoenix Smith and Captain Connor Hunt. Assists were provided by Delayne Stoltz, Ben Danford, Braeden Cassidy and Joe Bronson. The Grizzlies arrived at the Bowl in Cobourg as the firstplace team coming out of pool A. They took on an aggressive team from Petawawa in the semis who jumped out to an early 1 - 0 lead in the first period. The Grizzlies rebounded with three quick tallies by Phoenix Smith, Tyler Sawkins and Heiden Leonard. Smith and Leonard added two

EMC Sports - When the Centre Hastings Grizzlies arrived in Cobourg on Friday, November 30, to defend their regional Silver Stick title, they knew they had an uphill battle on their hands. Only three returning skaters and one goalie make up this year’s version of the Novice Grizzlies, but the team has been improving steadily since September. First up at the Silver Stick was a powerhouse select team from Rideau West Carleton (RWC) that draws from an enormous population base. The Crusaders were the favourites coming into Cobourg only bringing one loss with them on the season. To win the tournament, the Grizzlies would have to take down RWC, a team that had beat them at their home tournament in October. In game one, the Grizzlies would not back down from the stiff challenge in front of them, setting the stage for an epic battle between two high-powered squads. The action was intense throughout all three periods as Anna Belle Phillips made countless breathtaking saves to back stop her team to a 3 - 2 win. Scoring for the Grizzlies were Connor Hunt (2) and Kellen Dostaler. Assists were supplied by Nick Oke, Phoenix Smith, Tyler Sawkins, Kieran

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Ashley MacIsaac surprises, dazzles town hall crowd By Bill Freeman

EMC Entertainment - Norwood - It was a Christmas treat the Donegal Fiddlers and their fans will never forget. Â Brilliantly original and massively talented fiddler Ashley MacIsaac decided to drop into the orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s December dance at the Norwood Town Hall sitting in with the 22-member group and unleashing some of the most electrifying sounds the venerable hall has ever heard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a gorgeous place; it looks like one of the nicest halls youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d see in Cape Breton,â&#x20AC;? MacIsaac told the Northwest EMC before his surprise set. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a couple of halls like this where you walk in and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the sound and you say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is a nice atmosphere.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The unannounced visit had its origins back in September when he took in the orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concert at Trinity United Church in Hastings. MacIsaac had just moved to Rice Lake and was asked if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to go to the show.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoyed it immensely. It was a very community vibe of fiddling,â&#x20AC;? he said. The Juno award winner doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do many shows and never jams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never do this sort of thing. It was only because they were friendly and everybody I spoke to after the show was so nice.â&#x20AC;? MacIsaacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cousin Natalie McMaster and her husband Donell Leahy live nearby but he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x153;have an idea that there was a fiddling community [out here]. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to learn more about it just by associating with some of the folks here,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how much music was up here.â&#x20AC;? MacIsaacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest album, Crossover, has been well-received; he just wrapped up a rare tour with a couple more shows to end the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do a lot of regular tours. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for ten to 15 years done more than ten shows a year, ten to 20 at most. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go out on the road a lot. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to tour

Juno award winning fiddle player Ashley MacIsaac wowed the audience at the Norwood Town Hall during an unannounced appearance with the Donegal Fiddlers Orchestra. Photo: Bill Freeman

until my fingers bleed, which Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done.â&#x20AC;? MacIsaac moved to the

area because his in-laws were here and â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just sort of relaxing.â&#x20AC;?

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train brings food for hungry communities By Kate Everson and Ray Yurkowski

EMC News - Quinte West/ Brighton - The big CP Holiday Train brought more than entertainment and Santa Claus to local communities last week. Stopping in Belleville first, then Quinte West and Brighton, the train headed west on its way to raise funds for food for needy families this Christmas. It collected $3,000 for the Gleaners Food Bank in Belleville, then $3,000 for the Trenton Care and Share Food Bank and $650 in Brighton along with tons of food donations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trentonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Care and Share Food Bank has been a recipient of the CP Holiday Train food bank donations for several years,â&#x20AC;? said

Christopher Daniel, Public Affairs Officer for 8 Wing Trenton. Drivers were invited to park at the air force museum, arena or car park along RCAF Road as the train stopped near the north entrance to the base. Colonel Sean Friday was on the train, along with Mayor John Williams and MPP Rob Milligan. A big $3,000 cheque was handed over to Care and Share Food Bank manager Al Teal, noting that this follows another $3,000 donation and food raised at the base by the ATESS squadron through toll booths. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always appreciate the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support,â&#x20AC;? Teal said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The need for food bank donations is up 23 per


cent.â&#x20AC;? It was a cold and frosty Friday but children were bundled up to see Santa handing out candy, and adults enjoyed the entertainment by the Brothers DubĂŠ and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss Emilyâ&#x20AC;? from Milford in Prince Edward County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to be so close to home,â&#x20AC;? Emily Fennell shouted happily to the crowd, parading around in her red pants and furry boots. Then the train moved on to Brighton to be greeted by more fans. At the Brighton stop, more than 1,500 pounds of food and $650 in cash donations were collected along with a $1,000 gift from CP Rail. The cash donations â&#x20AC;&#x153;give Please see â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss Emilyâ&#x20AC;? on page B3

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“It’s going to be a very patriotically Canadian country record,” he said. “I’m sort of in the creative stage right at the

moment. I’m writing a bit of a fictional story just to keep me busy while I’m out in the woods. So far it’s been nothing but nice people. “It’s kind of feeling like home.” MacIsaac has met and performed with a who’s who of talent and has an abiding admiration for the work of Phillip Glass. Being around people like Glass, he says, helps you come to terms with the fact that you’re a professional musician. The iconoclastic musician has used his rock ’n’ grunge sensibility to expand the sound of the traditional fiddle so it’s perhaps not surprising to learn that he’d love to play with AC/DC. “They’re the only band that I really, really wanted to meet but haven’t. I’d be thunderstruck.”


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EMC News - Mike and Sandy Jubb have raised $1,100 from T-shirts their families designed and sold at Smylie’s Independent Grocers over four months. The cheque was presented to Mayor John Williams for the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial in Bain Park. From the left are John Smylie, John Williams, Sandy and Mike Jubb and store manager Craig Potter. Photo: Kate Everson







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spokesperson Gracelynn Cheer. “Brighton is very supportive of the food bank,” she added. “They’re very, very generous.” And despite the frigid weather, people showed up for the cause. Enough to surpass the attendance at the Trenton stop, earlier in the day. “At first, when I got there, I thought nobody was going to show up,” said Cheer. “But, all of a sudden, they were there. It all happened all at once.” “People enjoyed it. There were smiles on their faces and they were swaying to the music.” The Holiday Train was

the third local food drive in recent weeks, following efforts by the Brighton Legion and Brighton Rotary Club.

Before the recent activity, Cheer admits to being “a little worried” because, at the time, the food bank had

a lot of empty shelves. “There is such a need out there,” she said. “Everybody thinks about it at Christmastime but, come January and February, nobody eats.” In its 14th year, North America’s longest-running rolling food bank fund raiser is making its three-week trek across Canada and the U.S. Midwest and North-

east with specially decorated freight trains, bringing donations to food banks and fun family shows for the communities. It finishes in British Columbia on December 17, having rolled through more than 150 communities. Miss Emily sang for a hometown crowd in the Quinte area. Photo: Kate Everson

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until the 1850s,â&#x20AC;? he says. And there wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be piles of wrapped toys or evidence of many other materialistic seasonal traditions that came many years or decades later. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want people to reflect on what Christmas was like before then.â&#x20AC;? So that means nothing commercial, he says, and nothing manufactured. Gifts and decorations were handmade or found in the nearby woods, but the celebration was in the gathering and time spent together. Without television or radio, the entertainment was primarily verbal, Little explains, whether story telling or singing, and the activities were often quietly social. There will be plenty of opportunity for group carol singing as well, he says. Little also promises hot chocolate, hot cider and Christmas cookies as well as chestnuts roasted on an open fire. And with plans

for a bonfire as well, the roasting can be done inside or out. Located just north of the village, The Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara Mill Homestead is a recreated community featuring several buildings including farmhouse, log buildings, visitorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; centre and the refurbished and operable sawmill. The covered bridge over the sawmill dam will be lit for the three-day event, which begins tomorrow. The free event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and until 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with entertainment beginning at about 2 p.m. And it all starts tomorrow, a long time ago. Crowds of about 1,000 attended last year and organizers are expecting much the same this year with live entertainment provided all weekend featuring several area musicians and activities for all ages. The event is free, but donations are welcomed.

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CDHS grad brings movie crew to town By Sue Dickens

EMC Entertainment Campbellford - Is Campbellford the new Hollywood north? Not quite, but it was the location of a movie shoot by a group of third-year students from Humber College who are working on their thesis. For local residents it was an opportunity to become a star and have 15 minutes of fame, if not more. For Tyler Schrieder, di-

ent to the production. “Clint must travel back to his youth in order to tangle with tricky Ed and hold Rhonda’s heart forever,” said Schrieder as he got ready to call out “action!” Intent on the production, which is for their thesis, the crew was busy getting ready for the next scene, a dream sequence and dance scene at the Legion. Earlier they had set up at Burnbrae for a bingo scene and karaoke.

der, was a visit to the set by his “kid sister Samantha,” a student at Kent Street Public School. “This was my sister’s first time on a film set. She got to skip school to come! It’s important to me that she begins to learn about the business at a young age, since she has always been interested in film, just like me,” Schrieder said. “We couldn’t have done any of this without the help of local folks such as April Faux, [Burnbrae administrator] and Karen Lloyd who also works there. It was a pleasure to meet all of the residents and they were all beyond helpful. Barb [Burlie, branch president] over at the Legion was a massive help to us as well,” he commented. “The biggest help of all was my mom, Kim Davenport [Campbellford resident]. As usual, she went above and beyond to ensure we could make this happen. We couldn’t have done it without her. And a big thank you to all of Campbellford!” Next April the 15-min-

Clint, left, played by actor Paul Arno from Toronto, gets ready for some action at Legion Branch 103, in a scene for the movie I Love Rhonda directed by CDHS graduate Tyler Schrieder, right. Michael Christopher, also a Humber College student, handles the camera. Sebastian Russel (behind) is the first assistant camera on this set. Photo: Sue Dickens

ute film put together with a budget of about $9,000 (money invested by the students themselves) will be screened along with 11 others for students, families and friends of Humber College. Schrieder plans to submit it, “to any film festival that will take it.”

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rector of a romantic comedy called I Love Rhonda, it was an opportunity to come home. A graduate of Campbellford District High School, he talked with EMC about those days when he attended drama class and performed in a couple of the school’s musicals with the guidance of Dave Noble and Michelle Noble, who continue to teach there. He had always wanted to be an actor but, “after high school ended I realized how tough the life of an actor is,” he said so when he learned about the Film and Television Production Program at Humber he applied and was one of 100 students accepted out of the 2,000 who apply each year. Filming in town the sets include Legion Branch 103 and Burnbrae Gardens. With the help of local residents as “movie extras” the plot unfolds. “It’s a story of a senior who was dumped outside his new home called the Lazy Creek Rest Home” Schrieder explained. A cast of quirky characters awaits, “a beautiful woman named Rhonda,” and “a creepy resident named Ed” who lurks around every corner. Four Toronto actors volunteered their time and tal-

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EMC Lifestyles - Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard of â&#x20AC;&#x153;helicopter parentsâ&#x20AC;?: the parents who hover over their children, protecting them from any possible harm or hurt feelings, well into their university days. Then there are the â&#x20AC;&#x153;snowplow parents,â&#x20AC;? the ones who run ahead of their kids and plow away any

possible obstacles, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mean teachers or a hockey coach who wants to bench them or a neighbourhood child who wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play with them. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the â&#x20AC;&#x153;tiger mom,â&#x20AC;? the superdisciplined, mean parent who pushes their child to succeed at everything. An A isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good enough; you need an A plus. Magazine reporters love analyzing all these different parenting styles. What can be overlooked, though, is that one family can have both a tiger parent and a snowplow parent. In fact, often the snowplow parent creates the tiger parent, and vice versa. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re compensating for something. When two people have children, it is very unlikely that both individuals share

the same parenting philosophy. After all, they grew up in different families with different styles. They have their own personalities and experiences. And so they value different things. In general, then, one parent will tend to value discipline, structure and responsibility, while the other parent will tend to value creativity, spontaneity, and affection. So letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put this more permissive parent on one spectrum, and the more authoritarian parent on the other. Do this thought experiment with me: what would happen if both parents started out as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;10â&#x20AC;? on opposite scales of 1-100? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 10 on authoritarian style parenting, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 10 on permissive parenting. Both

are quite close to the centre; neither is extreme at all. But she sees him enforcing boundaries and setting rules and being â&#x20AC;&#x153;harsh,â&#x20AC;? and she thinks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, my goodness, my poor babies will be scarred for life!â&#x20AC;?, and she becomes even more permissive. And he sees her letting the kids get away with things, as long as everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s having fun, and he thinks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, my goodness, my children are going to be drug dealers,â&#x20AC;? and he becomes even harsher. Ten years later, instead of being 10s on their respective scales theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re now 50s. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve compensated so much that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become far harsher or far more permissive than they ever wanted to be. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a vicious cycle.

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plants will cool down more quickly (2), moisture will be blown away (3), the frozen ground will lock in the moisture (4), the sap trapped in the stems will explode (5), the plant will expire (6) and those of us in the nursery business will become incredibly rich as all you gardener types come into the nursery next spring. (7) Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the real thing about winter winds and how they

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Dan Clost Myth (5) This is the fun one. Sap is mostly water but it also has a lot of sugar, dissolved minerals and other stuff (which I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pretend to know anything about except that it is terribly important) which combine to make a substance very similar to anti-freeze. The sap doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t freeze at the same temperature of water and, in fact, it takes sustained periods of deep cold before actual freezing occurs. I can say that winter damage because of cold posed a serious safety issue to those of us who harvested apples in the old standard sized trees. The winter of 1984 brought with it a prolonged cold snap of almost a week of temperatures below -23Ë&#x161;C. The heartwood of a large limb can be seriously damaged but the only outward appearance might be a slight swelling of the limb. During harvest, the pressure of the climber and the apples were too much of a challenge for the weakened limb and all would come a-tumblinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; down. Mr. Alyea of Morning Star Orchards took me through the tree blocks in the early spring of 1985 to point out the â&#x20AC;&#x153;blownâ&#x20AC;? limbs. We made a lot of firewood that year.

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and love. Love without discipline will wreck a kid, but so will discipline without love. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had times in our marriage where I was sure that Keith was wrecking our oldest daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-esteem, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had times when Keith thought I was letting our youngest get away with murder. We both had a point. But kids are amazingly resilient; I have made so many mistakes in parenting, but overall they know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re loved, and they know they have security. They have both love and structure. Perhaps if we gave our spouse (or even our ex-spouse) more grace with parenting, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d both end up closer to the middle. And that middle is usually better for everyone.


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whatever that temperature may be. Myth (3) Well, I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be a bit surprised at this. Winter air is usually drier than the other three seasons, right? According to the meteorological data from CFB Trenton weather station collected over the last 30 years, the months with the highest relative humidity are January and December, flanked by February and November. Myth (4) Not all ground freezes equally. In our area (just a few miles north of the north shore of Lake Ontario) we can expect somewhere between 500 and 1,000 on the Freezing Index Degree Days chart which normally results in frost penetration of about 0,76 m or 29 in. Factors such as depth of soil, moisture content of soil and snow pack will alter those readings. In the past few years, anecdotal observations by my friends in the landscape construction business have shown frost to be minimal. No frost means no frozen water. As long as soil temperatures are hanging in there around 12Ë&#x161;C, the roots will be active in that zone.

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can cause desiccation (drying out) of plant parts. Damage begins when moisture exiting is greater than moisture coming in. During the winter, transpiration is reduced dramatically but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop. Our job is threefold: select the right plant for the right place, give it lots of water prior to ground freeze-up (and there is still time to do this) and lessen the effects of the wind with mechanical barriers. The latter includes burlap and WiltPruf. Myth (1) Sorry, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already here. However, you might be interested to know that the three windiest months, January, February and March, have average readings of only a few kilometres per hour (kph) above the rest of the year. However, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt that a 20-kph zephyr in the dog days of August is much more welcome than a 20 kphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;er heralding a December norâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;easter. Myth (2) We all know that wind chill refers to how quickly our bodies lose heat even though we talk about how cold it feels. Plants donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t experience wind chill, they are at ambient temperature

In so doing theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve pushed their spouse further away, likely to the point they each think the otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy (and they may have a point). They did all of this unwittingly, but with very good intentions. They wanted to be good parents. Unfortunately, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all too easy to assume the worst in our spouse or partner because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all too easy to assume the best in ourselves. We tend to think that our way of looking at the world is the only right one. We understand what these kids need; when others donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get with the program, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re obviously off their rocker. Compromise, though, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t such a bad thing, because letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it: kids really do need both structure


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By John M. Smith

EMC Lifestyles - Frankfurt, Germany, is the largest financial centre in continental Europe, and it’s the seat of the European Central Bank, the German Federal

Bank, has a heated crown at the top and a 900-squaremetre winter garden in the centre. The 42-storey Opernturm serves as the headquarters of Union Bank of Switzerland (UBC). The

The names of Frankfurt citizens who died in concentration camps are found along this old Jewish cemetery wall.

towering structures, including the tall hotel in which I stayed. I was on the 32nd floor of the Marriott Hotel, and that wasn’t even the top floor. There’s also The Eschenheim Tower, the best relic of the old town walls; the Messeturm, Trade Fair Tower; the Europe Tower, a telecommunications tower; the Henniger Tower, a grain silo built by Henniger Brewery; and the Goethe Tower built entirely of wood. Other fascinating city landmarks include the restored Goethe House (he was born here in 1749), St. Catherine’s Church (where Goethe attended services), St. Leonard Church (its construction began in the 13th century), Old Opera House (originally built in 1880), the Romerberg (an irregularly shaped square containing the Justice Fountain and the Old Town Hall), and the Archaeological Gardens (ancient Roman ruins located in Old Town). There’s also a “museum row,” where you’ll find such important establishments as Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Art, Schirn Kunstalle (art), Stadel Museum (art), Liebighaus (sculpture collec-

tion), Senckenberg Natural History Museum, and the German Film Museum. While strolling through the city with my Englishspeaking guide, we arrived at the old Jewish ghetto area, and we stopped at a cemetery. It was closed in 1828, but the names of the Frankfurt Jews who died in concentration camps are mounted on small blocks along the old cemetery wall, in alphabetical order, and all are accompanied by the names of the concentration camps where they died. There are more than 12,000 names on this site, including that of Anne Frank, for she was born in Frankfurt. Some of these mounted blocks have had a pebble or small stone placed by a family member, as a way of honouring them. On a more pleasant note, our walk also took us to the “Kleinmarkthalle,” a popular indoor vegetable, fruit and meat market. Here we saw a long lineup at a particular sausage shop, and the guide said that “this happens every day, for it’s the most popular sausage shop of them all.” We also strolled to a nearby iron pedestrian bridge, where we

It’s a tradition for newlyweds to place a lock on a bridge and throw away the key to symbolize their everlasting union.

saw many locks attached ing for that key. Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Trianon is a sophisticated along the bridge’s railing. I Exchange, and several very three-sided prismatic strucI discovered that another learned that it was a tradi- great panoramic view of the large commercial banks. It’s ture—with an inverted glass tion here, as in many Euro- city’s skyscraper banks and also Europe’s “skyscraper pyramid on the roof of the pean cities, for newlyweds other attractions was availcity,” for many of these central section. Yes, indeed, to place a lock on the bridge able from the dome of the banks seem to soar high into there are a lot of impressive and then throw away the Frankfurt Cathedral, but the sky making the Frank- looking banks that serve as key to symbolize that their there was no elevator ride furt skyline, indeed, very “eye candy” in Frankfurt. marriage would last forever. here. Rather, it involved Despite all my emphaimpressive. The cynic in me wonders laboriously trudging up the As I took a tour of this sis on banks, Frankfurt is how many have gone into 328 steps to the top. magnificent city, I couldn’t certainly much more than the river below, later, lookget over the number of tow- this. There are even other ering banks that seemed to be almost everywhere. After all, there are over 200 banks here, and some of them appear to be “showing off” By Sue Dickens music, refreshments and she performed in places setting and there is a grand the breathing of the singsomewhat with their size EMC Entertainment merry-making all in sup- such as Paris, Belgrave and piano. I’ve always enjoyed a ers, feel the emotion and and extravagance. I went up Campbellford - Well- port of Westben [Arts Fes- Dublin. small venue,” she said. have a chance to ask questo the top of one of these known operatic singer Vir- tival Theatre].” The soirée called Viva La “It is really the old tra- tions,” said Bennett. mammoth structures, the ginia Hatfield is returning “There will be some op- Voce (celebrate voice) will ditional way of music mak“It’s just like the days of Main Tower, for a city over- to her hometown to per- era, some Christmas and have a special meaning for ing.” The soirée will also [Austrian composer Franz view. It’s named after the form at a special fund-rais- musical theatre, a smorgas- this famous soprano who include two other perform- Peter] Schubert’s time in nearby Main River, and this ing soirée. board of things that I love grew up in Campbellford ers. the mid-1880s or that of a 56-storey skyscraper conMilton and Marion Jew- and things I have sung in and at the age of 12 began “Virginia has offered to French Salon.” tains Frankfurt’s only public ell will host the event at the community before,” singing lessons with Donna bring one of her singing Wine and treats will be viewing platform. What an their home near Campbell- she told EMC. Bennett who along with friends to sing as well, Brett served, included in the $50 eye-popping panorama of ford. The daughter of Paul Finley founded Westben. Polegato, who happens to ticket price. Only 50 tickets the city! Hatfield will join West- and Maggie Jeffs of CampHatfield took piano les- be one of Canada’s most will be sold. Viva la Voce I was also impressed by ben’s artistic director Brian bellford, Hatfield has just sons from Finley. well known baritones,” said takes place Sunday, Decemthe speed at which the el- Finley “for an intimate returned from touring Eu“Through them the Bennett. ber 9, at 2 p.m. evator ascended the Main afternoon of magnificent rope in a new opera where whole world and culture James Levesque, another For tickets or more inforTower; it was a very quick, of classical music and op- well known baritone, will mation call the box office of smooth ride to the top. era came alive for me and I join the soirée. Westben at 705-653-5508 Another pleasant surprise, realized this was incredible “In such an intimate set- or make a sure booking while up here, was the apand this is what I wanted to ting you feel as if you are online at <tickets.westben. proach of a young schoolgirl do,” said Hatfield. part of the music, you see ca>. who asked my guide if the What she really enjoyed 10 Euro bill she was holding as a youngster was singing belonged to my guide, for at her church. she’d found it on the floor “I got my start with the (this honest gesture bodes junior choir of the PresbyCOACH & TOURS well for the future!). terian Church in Burnbrae. One of the most impresIt’s just around the corner sive structures to be seen from our farm,” she said. from up here is the Deutsche “I always loved singing Bank Twin Towers, with its any type of popular music. two reflecting glass facades. 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Hydro One worker reflective after Hurricane Sandy By Richard Turtle

EMC News - Stirling Mark Collins knows what it means to be powerless. And a recent two-week stay in New York immediately after a natural disaster, he says, “puts everything into perspective.” Collins, a Stirling resident and Hydro One worker, was one of ten area hydro employees who provided support there after a state of emergency was declared in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and one of 250 dispatched from across the province. Along with eight line workers from Belleville, he says, an additional pair of foresters from Bancroft were also part of the entourage. Working in groups of ten, he says, crews were restringing lines to reconnect hydro customers, and clearing trees and debris left behind by the storm. The devastation, he adds, was widespread. “It was a lot different than I expected,” he says, noting homes further inland sustained little damage while

others closer to the shoreline were ravaged by floodwaters, wind and waves. Upon arrival, power outages along the east coast were extensive, leaving millions in the dark. The army, he notes, had a significant presence as well, being among the personnel called in to help during the emergency. “There was six feet of water in some of the towns before the ocean receded,” Collins says. “I talked to one woman there … whose house was gone. She said, ‘My house is in the middle of the Atlantic.’” And when the water receded, he says, it swept away property and possessions and left behind a swath of destruc-

ber 14 it was time to return to Canada. “But after two weeks some were still out,” he says, and many more weeks of cleanup work remain. Happy to be back home, Collins reflects on a “very different experience. “They treated us great. They loved having the Canadians down there,” he says, but admits the sense of community among the residents seemed different south of the border. Having been part of a similar response following the 1998 ice storm that paralyzed much of Quebec and eastern Ontario, he notes, “we know our neighbours up here. It makes a difference.”

In the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library, Mark Collins flips through a book about the ice storm in 1998 where he was among those dispatched to restore power. Collins recently returned from New York where 250 Hydro One workers spent weeks restringing lines in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Photo contest winners awarded in council

By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West - The fifth annual Quinte West photo contest winners were announced in council Monday night. The winners were presented

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tion and plenty of sand. Collins and several others arrived on Long Island, NY, on November 1, to be sent to the town of Melville on a wooded ridge that runs along the centre of the island. “It’s like the Oak Hills,” Collins says of the area’s geography, but the conditions in Melville made for significantly longer and busier workdays than those at home. “All we really did was work and sleep and eat,” he says. Following two weeks of 16-hour shifts, he says, crews throughout the area were able to restore service to the vast majority of customers left without power since the end of October so on Novem-

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Morris â&#x20AC;&#x153;paints with liquid glassâ&#x20AC;? By Richard Turtle

Using thin glass rods and handwrapped pure silver trees, Rebekah Morris can create a miniature scene with the help of a torch and a kiln. The process, however, can prove explosive.

EMC News - Stirling - As intricately as building a ship in a bottle, Rebekah Morris can grow a silver tree in a large glass bead. Or grow a flower in the centre of a marble. The lampworks glass artisan, who has been turning coloured glass rods into oneof-a-kind works of art in her home studio in Corbyville, claims to have discovered her passion, in part through the help of marblemaker John Kobeuki, and has several examples on display at the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like three-D painting with liquid glass,â&#x20AC;? she says of the beads, marbles and functional art pieces created using a torch and kiln. But it can be a painstaking process where a momentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in-

attention can spell disaster. Lampworking, she explains, is the melting of the rods using a flame, traditionally from an oil lamp hot enough to melt glass, to make multicoloured beads in vari-

ous sizes and shapes infused with different colours and shapes. The finished beads are typically about the size of a robinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s egg but can be significantly larger or smaller, perfectly round or gently

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Model train show continues to be a hit By Michael J Brethour

EMC News - Belleville For hundreds the annual Model Train show hosted by the Belleville and Brighton clubs is the highlight of the year. Indeed the milling crowds totalled over 1,500 people over the course of the twoday event this past weekend that marked the 17th annual edition of the show held at Quinte Secondary School in Belleville. The popular show is a joint venture between the two clubs, but ask any of the members why it is rated as the top show between Ottawa and Toronto and the answer will be the same: a gentle shrug of the shoulders. Rick Potter, secretary of the Belleville Model Railroading Club and chair of the show, said this year’s event featured 29 model train exhibitors, up from last year by about five entries. “The show is popular; we draw from a wide area and it is continuously successful, something that always makes us scratch our heads because we have no idea why. If we knew what made us so successful we would try to capital-

ize on it but we just keep most things the same,” he noted. The show is the ideal place to seek creative ideas for building your own home model train set, picking up the pieces to begin or add to an existing module or to simply “talk shop” with others who share the same passion. Potter noted a new addition at this year’s show was the modular display partnership between the Brighton Club and the Soper Valley Club. “They each have a modular block that they link together to form one massive train display. Each member can put as much or little time in it to make it; whether it is simple or intricate is up to the individual model railroader,” he said. For some like Paul Collins, who drove all the way from Newmarket to attend the show, it’s about looking for new ideas and suggestions on how to solve a construction issue. “My son and I are building a set in our basement, so we’re here getting good ideas. Right now we are trying to build a helix, to

Painting with glass kiln takes the glass to temperatures approaching its melting point to control annealing until the internal stresses subside and the finished piece is eventually removed from the kiln. Some of her pieces are for sale online at her Torched! Facebook page as well as at Fusion in Belleville, The Glass Shoppe in Ottawa and Torch & Marver Glass Art Shoppe and Flameworking Studio in Port Hope. Her work is on display in the library foyer display case until the end of the year.

Rob Smith and his son Kingsley, two, watch as a model train chugs along the track in a display that was a modular partnership between the Brighton Club and the Newcastle club during last weekend’s show at Quinte Secondary School in Belleville. Photo: Michael J Brethour



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of the artist. Modern torches burn hotter and more efficiently, running on a mixture of propane and oxygen and also offer different flame settings. Morris has included one, appearing much like a metallic glue gun, in the display. Following the torching and creating of the bead or marble, the item is placed in a kiln to prevent thermal shock. Allowed to cool too quickly, the unique creations can suddenly crack and even shatter. Following the lampwork session, the

rise between two different levels between the trains,” he said. Collins explained that the idea was beyond his expertise so he came to the show seeking advice on how to build it. “I just started talking to people but I’m confident someone here will know how to build one,” he said.


Eyewear Inova Opticians Farm Equipment Deerhaven Farm & Garden Ltd. Financial Services Bayshore Credit Union Ltd. QuintEssential Credit Union Welch LLP Food Services Herbert's Fries Jack & Jill’s Fresh Market & Food Emporium Funeral Services John R. Bush Funeral Hair Stylists The Salon Salon You Home Heating Fuel Earl Rosebush Fuels Home Improvements A&E Ceramic Tile & Marble Bath Solutions Inc. Quinte Paint & Wallpaper Inc. Quinte Roofing & General Contracting Ltd. Insurance Christian Family Insurance Brokers Inc. Marsh Insurance Limited McDougall Insurance Brokers Raycroft Insurance Brokers Ltd. Insurance Restoration Malcolm Brothers Ltd. Moira Glass-Mirror Ltd. Internet Services Snap Design Kitchens Kitchen Creations Landscaping A & B Precast Mfg. Ltd. Parkside Landscaping & Contracting Mattresses Master Bedroom Music Pinnacle Music Studios

✔ JOBS ARE CREATED Paper Products Maxwell Printing Kwik Kopy Design & Print Centre Radio Quinte Broadcasting Rock 107, Mix 97, 800 CJBQ Starboard Communications Ltd. 95.5 Hits FM and Cool 100 United Christian Broadcasting Canada Records Management Pro Docs Restaurants Boston Pizza Capers Brasserie and Wine Bar Dairy Queen Dinkel's and Paulo's Restaurants Hanley Corporation (Tim Horton's) Kelsey's Restaurant Montana's Cookhouse Retail Beachcomber Hot Tubs Security Alarm Systems/TAS Sports Belleville Bulls Hockey Club Storage Pro Box Transportation B-Line Distribution Services Travel Carlson Wagonlit Travel Franklin Couch Lines & Tours Warehousing All-Can Pro Logistics Water Treatment Culligan - The Good Water Company Water Source Windows Moira Glass-Mirror Ltd. McAdam Window & Door Centre

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BUYING LOCALLY HELPS OUR COMMUNITY GROW EMC B Section - Thursday, December 6, 2012


Seasoned hardwood. Cut, split and delivered. $260/bush cord. Norwood, Hastings, Keene area. 705-696-1932.

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

Winter Gospel Sing, Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 513 Ashley St., Foxboro. Saturday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. Free will offering. Come and join us.

Theresa’s Country Cafe Homemade soups, fresh cut fries. daily specials. Gift certificates available. Dining area for special occasions, open 7 days a week, 6:30 am-8:00 pm. Located 95 Matthews Street, Marmora, ON.

1998 Lincoln Towncar. Good condition, good rubber. Also heavy duty grader blade. 3 ph. 705-639-5279.

3rd Annual Pottery Show and Sale. Dec. 8 and 9. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1911 FoxboroStirling Rd., 1 km. south of Stirling.

90TH BIRTHDAY Open House for Leona (Anderson) Vansickle Saturday, December 8 2 to 10 p.m. 372 County Rd. 46 RR4 Havelock Lynne 705-778-3854

4 GMC Snow Tires, 245/75 R16, load range E, 8-bolt rims, $500. Crosley stacked washer/dryer, good condition, $150. 613-475-6125.

4 winter tires, P195 60R15 on steel wheels, balanced, c/w tire pressure monitors. Approx. 9,000 km. Fits 2010 Focus SE. $400. 613-966-3337.

Holiday Classified ad deadlines

December 20th paper book by December 17th, 2 p.m. December 27th paper book by December 19th, noon January 3rd paper book by December 27th, noon

BELLE - 14 YRS OLD Grieving owner desperate to have her companion returned.

Call Barb at 613-477-1113

The wedding and ceremony took place on September 22, 2012 at Fields On West Lake, Wellington, On.


Come Join us in celebration of Peter & Brenda Moelker’s 50th Anniversary December 15, 2012, 2-4 p.m. @ Trenton Christian School 340, 2nd Dug Hill Road, Trenton Ontario

A heart-felt thank you to Ed & Paula, Miz and all of the workers at the Havelock Jamboree for their help and support. To all of the volunteers and businesses in our community that donate time, hard work and merchandise that helped us achieve such a successful fund raiser this year. THANK YOU. Martin Edge, Tim Hortons, HTM Insurance, Al & Dania, Irene, Horizon Family Dentistry, Cram the Cruiser, Becky’s Pet Store, and all the help from our local churches. Your donations keep the shelves full. We are truly blessed to live in such a caring community. Merry Christmas to one and all, and all the best in the New Year. Barb S., Shirley C., Dennis B., Julie Z., Lois W., Barb W., Karen S., Rev. David W. CL417208


Open House

Best wishes only!

The West family would like to sincerely thank all who attended the visitation & funeral services for Barbara West. We would like to thank Fred Tough for conducting the service & the sisters at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for preparing the lovely lunch after the services. A special thanks to Teresa Fraser (nee West) for conducting the eulogy and Judy Smith & Bonnie Thompson for their touching tributes. Since music was a love in Mom’s life, we would like to thank Sandy Fraser for playing the bagpipes & Jenny Dales (nee West) for putting together the CD’s of mom’s favourite tunes. Thank you to everyone who took the time to send flowers – another one of mom’s passions was her beautiful gardens so we know she would have liked that. To all the doctors & wonderful nursing staff at Westgate Home we are grateful & appreciate the great care you gave Mom during her time there.



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Auto-Go Go-cart, battery operated, folds up for traveling, like new. $800 o.b.o. 613-395-4925/leave message. Cedar posts, poles and rails, various sizes, machine peeled or bark on. Also firewood available year-round. Call for prices, delivery extra. Greg Davis (613)478-6346.

Destination weddings, reunions, seminars, family gatherings, at sea or on land. We can help you with all the details involved in planning a group trip. Contact Expedia CruiseShipCenters Belleville to plan your dream cruise vacation: 613-969-0899

Christmas Ideas- Pine and Cedar Craft. Muskoka lawn chairs, log swings, bar and stools, rocking chairs, deacon’s benches, book cases, Table & chairs, Cedar chest, Toy Boxes etc. visit Showroom at Thoomasburg 5313 Hwy 37 North. 613-478-6694. Christmas Trees- Cut own groomed spruce. daily. 258 Floud’s Bridge midway between Wooler Frankford off Cty Rd #5.

Your 10-4 Rd., and

Christmas Trees for sale, White Spruce, cut your own. $20 ea. Open 9-5 Saturday and Sunday. 338 Wilson Rd., Stirling. 1/2 mile south of Ridge Rd off Hwy 62. Flooring deals, berber carpet 99 cents sq. ft.; 12 mm laminate $1.49/sq. ft.; modern cut/loop carpet 1.49/sq. ft.; Free shop at home service. Saillian Carpets 1-800-578-0497, (905)373-2260.


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Peacefully passed away at the Warkworth Community Nursing Home on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her brother Elmer Bull and his surviving wife Mavis. Helen was also predeceased by her loving parents George & Ladeema Bull. Helen will be greatly missed by all her family and friends who knew her. Visitation for Helen will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Free Methodist Church, 52 Mill Street, Warkworth, from 12 - 1 p.m. followed by Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Interment will be held in the Warkworth Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, Donations to the Alzheimers Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online Guest Book & Condolences at www. CL418398

BRAUNWARTH, Gisela Jolantha Marliese

Suddenly at home on Friday, November 30th, 2012. Gisela Braunwarth of Trenton in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Conrad Braunwarth. Also remembered by cousin Harry Schülde of Minden, Germany. There will be a visitation at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton on Friday, December 7th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Inurnment will take place at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, Kingston at a later date. In lieu of flowers a Memorial Donation to Canadian Diabetes Research would be appreciated. On-line condolences at

Saturday December 8 9 am-6 pm Sunday, December 9 12 pm-5 pm 1000 Islands Mall 2399 Parkedale Ave. Brockville, ON Donations to the Food Bank/Toy Drive Accepted and Encouraged

Perfect for Christmas gifts. Something for everyone! Contact info: Christine Rogerson 613-803-5608 Sponsored by

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


Cremation Services For Only $595.00 Unbelievable!! Guaranteed Lowest Cost!!

Includes: Staff Services, Documentation, Shelter Remains, Transfer to the Crematorium ••Does not include Container, Cremation Fee, Coroner’s Fee, Death Announcement.•• We accept Pre-Arranged Transfers From Any Funeral Home

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Since 1998

Quinte’s First Choice for Cremation Since 1998 205 North Front Street, Unit 2, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 3C3

So Simple All arrangements can be made over the phone Call: 613-962-7900 or Toll Free: 1-888-456-9403 Email:

Free- Grapevine for wreath making. Antique farm wagon for sale. 15’x8’. 613-477-1435. New Husqvarna Snowblowers On Sale starting at $975 24 inch 6 h.p. 2 year warranty 27 inch 10 h.p. $1275 all with electric start. Call Belmont Engine Repair 705-778-3838. Nyjer seed, 50 lbs., $44.95; Black oil sunflower, 40 lbs., $21.95; hardwood pellets, Cubex, $6.45; Ambience, $5.95. Campbellford, Madoc and Warkworth Farm Supply 705-653-4884. Stove Pellets, 40 lbs bags, $4.75 per bag plus HST. Low Ash/moisture, high BTU. or 613-847-5457 Washstands $275, Butternut Dressers, $475, Hummels, Spool beds, German clocks, dolls and teddy bears. Paper Mache clowns. Mint condition. 613-967-0163. We Repair All snowblowers chainsaws, etc., new and used parts, chainsaw bar oil mix, chains, files, clothing, etc. Husqvarna Specialists 28 years in the buisness call Belmont Engine Repair and Marine 705-778-3838. Winter tires, 4 GoodYear Fortera Triple Tread 16” tires on 5 bolt GM steel rims, like new, $400. 613-394-6642.

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Featuring over 70 unique and creative vendors from all over Ontario and Quebec offering you a wide range of hand crafted products for your Christmas shopping.



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at the Havelock Food Bank.

Mariel and Paul Rollins of SpringBrook, On. are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Nancy to Darren Kells, son of Sue and Wayne Kells of Tamworth, On.

Saw chains for sale. All models. Best prices guaranteed. 705-559-4273, 73 Old Hastings Rd., Warkworth.

AquaMaster high efficiency water softeners use 80% less water and 75% less salt. Only available at Water Source 613-968-6256.

BULL, Helen Eileen



All Husqvarna Chainsaws on sale 235 16” bar $239 435 16” bar $329 455 ranchers with 18” bar $449 353 18” bar $499 555 18” bar $695 new 562xp 18” bar $825 many many new models in stock if you need a new or used chainsaw now is the time to buy we are never undersold 705-778-3838 Belmont Engine Repair.

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4 GoodYear Nordic winter tires, 235/75/R15, mounted and balanced on 15” black steel rims, used only 1 winter, must sell. Asking $400. 613-968-9311.


In Loving Memory of Paul Leblanc who passed away Dec. 8, 2011 The blow was great, the shock severe, We little thought his death so near. Only those who have lost can tell The sorrow of parting without farewell.







McFARLANE, John Bealey – In loving memory of a dear husband who passed away December 2, 2010. Two years ago the Lord took you from us, You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you You are always by our side. John we love you and miss you. Sharon Christie and Patches


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


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

Central Boiler outdoor Wood FurnaCeS



(Since 1985)

Property Management

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Kenmau Ltd.

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


334 Dundas St. E. Belleville Stunning 1 & 2 bdrm suites going fast! Great amenities - indoor pool, events, on-site mgmt. Drop in today!





2 bedroom apt with private entrance, fridge, stove, heat & hydro incl. $775/mnth.

Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

Property Management


Bay Terrace I&II


TrenTon easT side



Godfrey, ON 613-374-2566


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

Kenmau Ltd.

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


TrenTon WesT side

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

Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

Property Management


Kenmau Ltd.


East side (Ann St.) bachelor apt on main level with private entrance. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro & water included. $650/mth. East side (Albert St.) main level 2 bedroom with fridge, stove and water included. $775/mth.

(Affordably!) CALL

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

Call Kenmau Ltd.

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Alice St. Harbour St. Crestview Price St/Gosport Wall St Devere Gardens Loraine Ave. Kenron Estates Sunny Creek Estates Hutton Dr Leland Dr Britton Place Holden St Boyce Court Smith Cres. Foster Ave. Hastings Dr. Stanley Park Queen St.


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Melissa • Belleville West • 613-969-6204 Kristy • Belleville East • 613-921-1715 Nancy • Brighton and Colborne • 613-475-2914 Linda • North West • 705-868-7027 Cindy • North East • 613-920-4369 Cindy • QW Trenton & Stirling & Frankford • 613-920-4369

SALES AND MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE Are you an experienced sales professional looking for a unique opportunity to play a key role in a fast-growing business with a strong focus on the fitness industry? Are you a goal-oriented, client-focused, self-starter with a passion for all things marketing? Does working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment supported by a leading Canadian media company sound like the “best of both worlds”? If so, we are looking for you!

We are seeking a Sales and Marketing Representative to join our team. You will be responsible for developing new business across North America and building strong, long-term relationships.

Factory incentive on the ECL 1400. Limited quantity.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, developing sales plans; Identifying/developing solutions that meet growth and revenue objectives; Preparation of proposals, presentations and documentation in support of sales activities; Negotiating contracts and agreements as required; Providing outstanding account management by managing the relationship with clients before, during and after a campaign; Working with our design team in the execution of client marketing programs; Staying current with industry trends and developments; and developing & maintaining strategic alliances / partnerships.

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Christmas at the Honey House

Saturdays, December 1&8

231 Frankford Rd., Stirling Come and see our selection of beautiful gift baskets, handmade beeswax candles and decorations and other gift products. Free hot cider and Christmas treats Also bulk honey in your containers, comb honey, prepackaged liquid and creamed honey, beeswax skin cream, pollen, maple syrup and more. All honey is unpasteurized. Open Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm Closing Dec. 22 for the winter. 613-827-7277

METRO CITY MORTGAGES • Renewals • Mortgages & Loans • Leasing - 1st, 2nd & Private Mortgages/Loans • Free Down Payment Program OAC • • Bank turn downs, self employed welcomed CREDIT PROBLEMS? I HAVE SOLUTIONS! Andrea Johnston A.M.P 200 Dundas Street E, Suite 305 Belleville, ON K8N 1E3 Office: 613-968-5151 Toll Free: 1-888-216-7770 ext 306 Email: Web:


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Susan K. Bailey Marketing and Design has been working for over 25 years to create effective marketing that drives leads and makes an impression by offering original, market-tested promotions. Our services include design, print, mail, web site development and social media.


Twin Sisters Hive & Honey Products

Carrier Routes Available

FSCO Lic# M08002475 Broker# 10202 Independently Owned and Operated

We are looking for someone with a minimum of 3 years direct sales and marketing experience; A team player with a strong business acumen and proven consultative selling skills; Excellent written, presentation, interpersonal, skills; A self-starter who can adapt quickly to changing environments and market trends; Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume to We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Job Category: Marketing Coach



Wanted- Used kitchen cupboards for basement. Call 613-395-4925/leave message.

Wheat straw, round 4x5s. 613-392-7629.

To book your classified ad, please call: 613-966-2034


Wanted to buy standing hay in 2013, Jim Harrison 613-392-9437.

Also note that our office will be closed on Dec. 25th, 26th and Jan. 1st


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

Dec. 20 paper Dec. 17, 2 p.m. Dec. 27 paper Dec. 19, noon Jan. 3 paper Dec. 27, noon


Ford 4610 4x4 Loader, Case 1190 Loader, MF 165 Loader, Ford 7700 Cab, Case IH 5300 Grain Drill 21x7. 613-223-6026.

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

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


Wanted. Model engines. For live steam, gasoline, air. Also wanted steam toys and antique or vintage electric toy trains. 613-968-5200.

2003 Buick Century. E-test & certified. Good tires. Clean runs well. 265,000 km. Silver, good options. Private sale, $875. 613-475-9121.

ASP Contractors. Airless spray painting and power washing. Farms, cottages, houses, factories, fences, tanks. Corn, glass and sandblasting. New steel roofs installed. Roofs screw-nailed and boards replaced. Eavestroughs and gutter guards installed. Fully insured. Call George (800)589-1375 or cell (613)827-8485.


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

‘02 Chevy Cavalier, $1,000 o.b.o. Good condition, brakes in May 2012, cd/radio, ac, automatic. Call Jerry 613-472-6635.


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

PLEASE NOTE: BOOKING DEADLINE FOR ADS IS MONDAYS AT 3 P.M. Call 1-888-967-3237 EMC B Section - Thursday, December 6, 2012


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

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

Marmora Self-Storage Units, 24 hr. access, various sizes, surveillance cameras, security locks. Professional moving services available. Rob 6 1 3 - 4 7 2 - 1 6 2 8 , 1-866-335-3310.

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

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

Trenton room for rent, $115/week. Cable and utilities included. Suitable for working person only. First and last weeks. Sidney St. (613)965-5731. Warkworth 1 bedroom apt. Now available in clean, quiet building on Main Street. Suitable for 1 person, no pets. $550/month plus hydro. First and last required. 905-623-9482.

How many people do you know that drink coffee? International Company is expanding in the Quinte area. No previous experience necessary.

For a personal interview email your name and phone number to:

TOWNSHIP OF STIRLING-RAWDON 14 Demorest Road, Box 40, Stirling, ON,K0K 3E0 Website: The Township of Stirling-Rawdon, located in the County of Hastings, is seeking an experienced municipal professional to join our team as… CLERK-ADMINISTRATOR Reporting directly to the Mayor and Council, the Clerk-Administrator will be responsible for: • providing leadership, management and administration of the Township • performing the statutory duties of the Clerk • working effectively with elected municipal leaders, building positive and collaborative relationships and advocating with other levels of government

2 bedroom apartment in Belleville 4 plex. Close to bus route and laundry facilities. Fridge and stove supplied. $750/ mth plus hydro (water and heat included). First and last month rent required. References required. No pets. No smoking. Available Jan 1 2013. Call Brian for information and viewing times at 613-848-4850. 2 bedroom house to rent north of Campbellford on the Trent River. One to six month rental. Included in rent, fully furnished, water, sewer, snow removal, parking, hydro can be included depending on length of stay. Ref. Call Catharine 705-778-3649. Havelock- Quiet, convenient location. 2 units available. Spacious 1 bdrm on ground level, $690/mth. Bright second storey 2 bdrm, $700 + H&H. Includes parking laundry available. Call Ken 705-778-5442. Large 2 bdrm apt. in East Hill home, completely renovated, new bathroom, kitchen, stainless steel appliances. H & H included. $895/mth Prefer single professional. 613-968-7086. Townhouse/condo for rent Cromwell Heights, Campbellford. Newly remodeled 2 bdrm., 1 bath & parking. Includes updated kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedrooms and laundry. Basement is open, ideal for hobbies & storage. Walking distance to all amenities Enjoy condo living at its best, snow removal and lawn cutting included. Unit is ideal for mature adult living. $925 + hydro. Available Dec 1. Call 705-931-2626 or email:

The preferred candidate will possess: • post secondary education in Public Administration, Business Administration, or relevant discipline • CMO or AMCT designation considered an asset • 5-10 years municipal experience or equivalent at a senior management level including proven administrative and managerial abilities in directing and overseeing the activities of several departments with wide ranging and diverse responsibilities • comprehensive knowledge of government affairs, governing legislation and public responsibilities related to municipal government administration in Ontario • strong financial background and ability to function in a computerized environment • proven communication, public relations, interpersonal and managerial skills, and the ability to adapt management style to the needs of Council and the management team • thorough understanding of the local community’s culture, its strengths, opportunities and challenges • a sense of vision and a commitment to the community

Need a home? Call the Hastings Housing Resource Centre. Services offered in Belleville, Quinte West, North and Centre Hastings. (613)969-1748. Kaladar, 2 bedroom apt. Available immediately. Fridge and stove, utilities extra. 613-336-9429. Madoc, 3 bedroom house on quiet street, large treed lot, nice and tidy home, close to downtown. Perfect for small family or retired couple. $950/month. 519-735-1915, Marmora- 2 bedroom apartment. Quiet, modern, building. Laundry, fridge, stove, dishwasher. Great location. Mail delivery. Balcony. Parking. No smoking, no pets. $720/month. (613)472-2667. Marmora- large furnished private room, satellite, $525/mth. 1 block from all amenities. No drugs or booze. Prefer senior on fixed income or steady income person. 613-472-1697 ask for Alex.

Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Trenton- $125,000 buys clean and spacious 3 bedroom bungalow and garage on well treed private 200’ lot, outskirts of town. $5,000 down O.A.C. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.



Painting & Handyman ServiceS

Retired Painter needs work Honest & reliable workmanship


PC LAW • SIMPLY • QUICKBOOKS Remote Access Training & Accounting Year-End Prep & Reconciliations Word Processing Laser Cheque Stock (MinQ 50/ MaxQ 2500) Need HELP??? Phone S.O.S. 1-877-263-HELP (4357)

Do you have experience in the water anD/or wastewater inDustry? Are you a motivated team player? Consider the following challenging opportunity with the ontario clean water agency…

OperAtOr/MeChAniC in this role, you will use your skills to operate and maintain water and/or wastewater treatment projects within the trent valley hub. You have certification in Class 2 Water treatment, Class 4 Wastewater treatment, Class 2 Water Distribution and Supply, Class 2 Water Distribution and Class 2 Wastewater Collection, with a minimum of an Operator-in-training (Oit) designation along with a valid Class G driver’s licence and the ability to be on-call after regular working hours. Your knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and analytical, problem-solving, planning and scheduling skills will enable you to inspect, operate and monitor the facilities’ processes and equipment and perform routine preventive maintenance. You have strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment and take initiative.

Location: 131 st. paul street, Belleville, ontario

FOR ALL OCCASIONS Weddings • Aiports • Proms • Casino Wine Tours • Night on the Town



In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information collected will be used only for the purpose of candidate selection.

SOS Online Services

salary range: $23.85 – $27.81 per hour (base salary without pay for certification: $23.28 – $25.11 per hour) ... go in style!


Simone Almeida Human Resources Advisor County of Hastings, P.O. Bag 4400 Belleville, Ontario K8N 3A9 Tel: (613)966-1311 Fax: (613)966-6775

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

note: Lesser qualified candidates may be considered on an underfill basis.

In Service since 1978

A job description is available upon request. To further explore this prominent position within the community of the Township of Stirling-Rawdon, please send a resume and cover letter no later than 4:30pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 to the attention of:

Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.

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Storage space with washroom facilities available November 1. $350/month includes property taxes. HST, water & sewer, heat, hydro extra. Can easily be converted to office space. Located in the Stirling Industrial Park at 400 West Front St. Contact Suurdt Properties Ltd. at: Office: 613-395-6460. Cell: 613-921-9400.


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2400 square foot commercial building with 12’x12’ overhead door for rent in Stirling Industrial Park, 400 Front St., West. Includes washroom and office space. Rents for $950/month + HST, property taxes ($270/month), water and sewer ($73/month), heat and hydro extra. Available immediately. Suurdt Properties Ltd. (613)395-6460.


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

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We thank each applicant for their interest in this position; however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

please visit our website to view detailed job information, including qualifications, salary and instructions on how to apply. Alternatively, you may send your resume, quoting Job iD 48803, by December 20, 2012, to: ontario clean water agency, attention: Kelly Donnelly, 22a trent Drive, campbellford, ontario K0L 1L0 e-mail: Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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CITY OF QUINTE WEST Corporate Financial Services Department Invites applications for a



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Full-Time Custodian The City of Quinte West Corporate and Financial Services Department is currently inviting applications for the position of full-time Custodian reporting to the Manager of Buildings and Facilities. The Custodian is required to clean City facilities, with the primary location being the Quinte West OPP Detachment, employing proper methods in accordance with approved standards using proper and adequate equipment, tools and supplies (mopping, sweeping). The position is also required to monitor operation of facility equipment/fixtures such as boilers, water heaters, mechanical systems etc. and report problems arising as directed by the Manager. You will be required to maintain facility entrances keeping them free of snow, ice, litter etc. It is critical to ensure proper disposal of garbage/refuse/recycling in accordance with City By-laws/procedures and Department policy. You may be asked to assist user groups and other approved organizations in the provision of resource support when directed by the Manager which may include complete room set-ups, lifting of tables, chairs and related office equipment and responding to any facility emergencies or problems which may occur and complete the appropriate action and reports with the assistance of the Manager and the Health and Safety Representative. You are expected to promote good public relations giving the City of Quinte West a positive public image through its facilities and services and to ensure that the facility users comply with municipal policies, provincial codes, acts and legislation related to the facility bookings. It is expected you are aware of and follow the Occupational Health & Safety Act and attend related training and development as required. The position is responsible for providing timely, accurate information to the Manager of Buildings & Facilities and for responding to the decisions and directions generated by same. A minimum of one (1) year’s experience in custodial services in a public facility is required. Demonstrated interpersonal and team skills are necessary. Minimum Grade 12 Graduation Diploma with demonstrated interpersonal and team skills. A basic knowledge of the operation of heating systems and other facility equipment, WHMIS, First Aid and CPR/ AED training along with a Valid Class G Driver’s Licence and safe driving record are required for the position. Remuneration: Current CUPE Salary Grid $16.53/hr. 40 hours per week as of April 1, 2012 Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume clearly marked: “Application: Full-Time Custodian” by 4:30p.m. on Monday December 17, 2012 to the undersigned: Tim Osborne, CMM III HR Specialist| Manager Human Resources City of Quinte West, Trenton, ON K8V 5R6 Email: For more information about the City of Quinte West and our exciting career opportunities, please visit our website at: 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 HR at 613-392-2841 (4437) or email if you require an accommodation to ensure your equal participation in the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted



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"Kingsland Church Studios" 139 King St. E. Colborne Hwy 401 exit 497 (Big Apple), follow signs.

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


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

Auctioneer: Allen McGrath



Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Interesting auction with a lot of new articles ideal Christmas sale from a liquidator with everything from household cleaning products, lge quantity of new socks including diabetic socks, gloves, mitts, hats, some novelty articles, kids hats plus others, some tools, new curio cabinet, toiletries, qty high quality floral arrangements, new xmas tree, new leather 3 pc sofa set, new bunk beds w/ matts, 3 new english riding saddles, plus some good used furniture, some ant pcs, dressers, chests of drawers, grandfather clock, table & chair sets, bedroom set with box & matt, pine hutch, other sofa w/matching wing chair, ocasional chairs, small collectables, glass, china, including collection of glass oil lamps, silver pcs, few box lots, very large sale with something for everyone. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. Gary E. Warners Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS.

2 Day auction Tues & WeD, Dec. 11 & Dec. 12



5:00 pm, Evinrude Centre 911 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough Tues. Auction includes: Estate furnishings, antique & modern quality furniture. Bedroom, living room & dining room suites. Aquarium, pine furniture, china, glass, art, collectibles & much more! Viewing 2pm sale day. Wed. Auction includes: Over 200 pieces of jewelry including gold, sterling, diamond rings, earrings, gem stones, pendants & necklaces. Also large collection of Swarovski crystals, trumpet, Curio cabinet & other much more! Viewing 3pm sale day. Plan to attend. Do your holiday shopping here!

Terms: Visa, MC, Debit, Cash. 10% buyers premium. Delivery & storage available. Absentee bidding available.



Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Selling contents from Port Hope Doctors home which includes family heirlooms, paintings with some nice antiques, quality home furnishings, and lge collection of smalls including glass, china, etc. Partial list only. Lge oak show case china cabinet modern in new condition, excellent walnut & burled walnut high back sideboard in immaculate condition, book case with glass doors, like new Heinzman low back piano with bench and music stand, nice tea wagon, love seat and chair, oval Victorian dining table, lass top ice cream parlour type table & chairs, very nice walnut 2 door armoire, small pine roll top desk, ant dresser & matching vanity with bevelled mirrors, cedar chest, office desk, set stacking chairs, exceptional curio cabinet with sliding glass front door, plus, plus. Smalls include early set Rogers flatware with hall marks, complete with chest, lge selection of some very good old books, flow blue pcs, 1 Royal Doulton figure, 2 Hummell figures, Beleek, cornflower blue, willow, depression, Westwood hd, Royal Albert pcs, selection early Nippon pcs, 6 place setting with extras Shelly, lge set bridal rose china, with extra serving pcs, selection good cups & saucers including Shelly, Paragon, etc, several original oil paintings all signed, recently appraised, these paintings are from in laws and are 50-60 yrs old. Plus miscellaneous articles, a good clean sale with no junk. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. Gary E. Warners Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS. B16

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FEATURING - Antiques, Art, Gold and Silver Estate Jewelry, Quality Costume Jewelry to include over 10 pcs of Sherman, Sterling Silver, Art Glass, Primitives/Folk Art, Vintage Advertising, Militaria, China, Crystal, Coins, Stamps, Paper Currencies, Clocks, Vintage Clothing, Collectibles, Furniture and much more!

Complete visit Completephotos photos & listing listing visit ESTATE TOtoSETTLE? CALL US! 289-251-3767 Estate settle? Call us! 289-251-3767 Cash or Cheque with ID


77 MAIN STREET, CONSECON, ONT. SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH AT10:30 AM 10 miles SOUTH of Trenton on Highway #33 (Loyalist Parkway) to Consecon and turn WEST onto Lakeside Drive to Main Street. (Vicinity of Consecon Firehall) Snap On stacking tool chest with side cabinets, Snap On flat wrenches, sockets, screw drivers, Snap On Automotive diagnostic tester, ¾” socket set, Blue Point tools, quantity of air tools, quantity of automotive specialty tools, power tools, wheel pullers, Webster 5 hp horizontal air compressor, Lincoln battery charger, drill press, 12 ton press, bench grinder, parts washer, floor jacks, jack stands, rolling work bench, chain hoist, air pig, steel storage cabinets, hardware bins, automotive parts, trailer wiring, car tires, Chilton car manuals, 16 ft single axle utility trailer, office desk and chair, refrigerator, numerous other articles from a long time family operated automotive garage. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082



Auction Sale

of construction equipment, tractors, vehicles, tools, collectibles. Saturday December 15th, 10 am The estate of Ron Chapman 9320 Herron Rd. Ashburn, Ontario From Ashburn go west to Herron road turn north. See Signs!! Construction equipment & machinery: Caterpillar D4 dozer rebuilt & painted, 1957 Caterpillar D7 dozer completely rebuilt, 1938 Caterpillar D8 -A dozer rebuilt, Caterpillar NO. 40 land scraper (6 ton capacity), Case 1150 dozer with torque converter, Caterpillar V-40B tow motor with fork lift, 1970 Ford diesel backhoe with front end 10’ loader bucket, plus 18” backhoe bucket, 41” flat deck modified trailer 4 x 16000 lb tandem float trailer with new floor, hydraulic winch, loading ramps, front axle has air lift (excellent condition), 1970 Galion D85829 gas grader with 12’ blade, Allis Chalmers H.D. #21 diesel dozer, Clark gas powered fork lift, #1100 M.F. diesel tractor rebuilt & restored (5178 hrs) 40-200 Landpride pto driven 3 unit rotary mower (18’), old industrial land scraper sold “as is”, Allis Chalmers “B” gas tractor (restored), Yamaha gas powered golf cart, John Deer X749 Ultimate 4X4 diesel riding lawn mower with a 62” cutting deck (only 83 hrs), J.D. 185 hydro static riding lawn mower, Brinly lawn sweeper (new), various transport storage boxes 25’ - 48’, 1000 gal fuel tank with Tuthill electric fuel pump, portable metal stair steps, large selection of old Caterpillar parts, manuals, two 14’ page wire gates, very large assortment of heavy scrap metal, galvanized steel door tracking, 8’ X6’ box trailer, new tractor seat, 3 bush cords of dried firewood. Vehicles & collectibles: 2003 beige GMC Denali Quadra steer pick up, 90K, 1973 green GMC Sierra Grande 15 hundred pick-up, (auto with 350 engine sells running), 1968 Plymouth Sport Fury 2 door, auto with bucket seats, 1977 Ford Lincoln 4 door with leather interior, 1972 Yamaha xs 650 motorcycle, 1976 Yamaha 750 DOHC motorcycle, 1972 Olympic 399 ski-doo, 2 large steel horned blacksmith anvils, Po, w-R-Boy 5 hp riding lawn mower, old swede saws, Childs bike. Tools: #59-5 Robertson h.d. hydraulic press, Lincoln 180c power mig welder plus accessories, Lincoln Idealare TM 300/300 ac/dc welder with accessories, Power fist floor model sand plaster plus sand plasticing sand, 7 1/2 hp single phase Speedaire twin cylinder air compressor (#32497), Karcher ultimate hot water pressure washer, large industrial floor jacks, Snap-On and Mechanics Edge 2 tier tool chest, Standard-Modern 11/20 metal lathe, Dyna-clean parts washer, KM steel vertical band saw, Snap-On J.C. 23A floor crawler, 8” floor metal grinders, chain saws, 15 litre back pack sprayer, gas weed eaters, large assortment of high quality air & electric tools, large collection Snap-On Gray, Westward, sockets and wrenches, Gorillia bench drill press, Lincoln-Fleetwood 200 arc welder plus accessories, bolt bins, steel cabinets & work benches, large selection of steel chains, ratchet tie downs, extension cords, bolts, fittings, service manuals, bottle jacks, gear pullers, metal bender, Magnum spool gun, cutting torches, air grease guns, paint sprayers, drills, sanders, electric & battery testers, lubricants, belts, pipe fittings, jack-alls, cleaners, plus many more items too numerous to mention. Auctioneers note: Ron was well known in the area for his meticulous style & workmanship. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to buy a large assortment of quality items. TWO AUCTIONEERS SELLING! Terms: Cash, Known Cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Interac. NO BUYER’S PREMIUM! Lunch Available • No Reserve Sale managed & Sold by Kevin BARKeR AuCTiOnS LTd. 705-374-4478 (office) or 705-878-2947 (cell)


Doors open at 5:00pm


Tuesday Dec. 11th @ 6pm

Visit: for pictures of sale items.




Owner and or Auctioneer will not be held responsible for any accident on or about property day of sale

AUCTION SALE JOHN AND KIM TASSON 10 MAY AVE, BELLEVILLE, ONT FRIDAY DECEMBER 14TH AT 11:30 AM Turn NORTH off of College Street West onto Gilbert Street to May Ave. MTD 7 hp snow blower- like new; Ryobi sliding compound mitre saw, Durex bench top drill press, Mastercraft scroll saw, Bench top table saw, Mastercraft router and table, router bits, Job Mate portable air compressor, Rigid shop vac, Hilti hammer drill, several power tools, Brad nailer, drywall tools, flood lamps, builders hardware, vintage furniture hardware, several hand tools, Collectibles including Duncan Phyfe walnut dining table, walnut sideboard, lyre back chairs, antique washstand,vintage tin watchmakers cabinet, Prestone wall clock, Disney collectibles, Star Wars collectibles in original boxes, Elvis collectibles, Tom and Jerry transistor radio, quantity of vintage and modern advertising collectibles, Dr Pepper wall clock, Coke collectibles, several pocket watches and parts, watch makers tools, wrist watch parts, Bird cage clock, de magnetizer, butter boxes, Coleman lanterns, tins, antique oil bottle, bar collectibles, numerous other articles. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082



9:30 A.M.

BriGHton estAte AuCtions Antique & ColleCtor’s AuCtion sunday, December 9 - Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction 11:00 a.m.

Auction to include: Collection of Royal Doulton Toby Mugs & Figurines, Royal Worcester, Crystal, Lamps, Sterling & Silver Plate, Oriental Items, Ivories, Imari Porcelain, Art Glass, Large Amount of Estate Jewellery, Books, Old Tools & Collector’s Items. Large Collection of Oil Paintings, Prints & Watercolours. Retro Furniture, Walnut Dining Suite, Large Mahogany Display Cabinet, China Cabinet, Small Tables, Georgian Style Sideboards, Secretaire Bookcases, Victorian Gentleman’s & Ladies Chairs, Upholstered Furniture, Oak Hanging Cabinet, Oriental Carpets, Mirrors & Light Fixtures.

Watch Web site for Pictures &updates. large ½ Price indoor Yard sale: sunday @ 9:30 a.m. David Simmons: Auctioneer & Appraiser

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


SAT. DEC. 15TH , 2012

We Have Been Instructed By The Estate Lawyer to sell this sale from one home, many items are still in original boxes, Collector Plate Collection 95%, Pin Wheel Collection very extensive. Most of all linen new, Tractor sold at 12:30, Furniture sold at 1 P.M. Don’t Miss This One - “NO JUNK”, Many Christmas Presents. Watch Next Weeks Papers and Web Site For This Sale All Announcements made day of sale take precedence over printed matter. Web Site for Photos and Listing

301 DUNDAS STREET WEST, BELLEVILLE, ONT. THURSDAY DECEMBER 13TH AT 11:00 AM Antique oak centre pedestal dining table, 6 oak arrow back chairs, vintage 2 piece chesterfield with ornate trim, antique violin, antique mandolin, Regent electric guitar – needs restoration; Hammond electric organ, antique oak hall seat, antique walnut sideboard, walnut dining table and chairs, walnut corner china cabinet, bamboo artist easel, quantity of antique and vintage artist frames, blank canvases, antique steamer trunks, antique oak chest of drawers, antique wicker pie server, sofa table, quantity of antique glass and china including carnival glass, depression glass, cocoa pots, hand painted china; quantity of antique kitchen chairs, snowshoes, barn lanterns, Wesley Bullen stoneware jug- needs repair; treen ware, vintage dress form, garden tools, numerous other articles. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082


OPTION # 1 FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION AT 11:00 AM SUBJECT TO A REASONABLE RESERVE- existing family owned business. 890 SQ FT Restaurant with dining area with café tables and chairs, dinnerware and flatware, well equipped kitchen, patio facing Moira River, Currently licensed for 20 inside and 30 outdoors, washroom facilities All chattels are included in the sale of the business. Current Rent of 1000.00 per month plus utilites TERMS – $10,000 deposit day of sale by certified cheque made payable to Robert Sullivan and Sons Auctioneers Ltd- balance due in 30 days or upon agreed closing date. Viewing available by appointment- John 613 968 4841 OPTION # 2 In the event the Restaurant does not sell as an on going business all chattels will be sold by auction DEC 17th AT 11:30 AM. Chattels include Hobart 20 quart mixer, Double basket commercial countertop deep fryer, Kitchen Aid mixer, commercial toaster, Bunn coffee makers, double door fridge, chest freezer, warming oven, bakers kitchen supplies, pots, pans, Belgian waffle maker, Panini press, stainless steel inserts, dinnerware flatware, 4 ft glass top showcase, event, bbq, cash register, cafe table and chairs, patio tables and chairs, numerous other articles. ALL ITEMS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082




Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Appliances, Approx. 300 Collector Plates, Approx. 150 Crystal Pin Wheel; China & Glass; Farm Tractor; Snowblower; 20 H.P. Lawn Tractor; 3H.P. Outboard Motor; Mechanic Tools Approx. 12 Miles West of Kingston, From 401 (Exit 599 Odessa) Cty. Rd. #6 South Through Lights #2 To Odessa Fairground on Left.


BELLEVILLE The Canadian Hearing Society offers Walk In Wednesdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4pm. Speak to a Hearing Care Counsellor. No appointment necessary. Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas St. E Belleville The Schizophrenia Support Services support meetings. Every second Wednesday of the month, 7- 8:30pm. Canadian Mental Health Association Offices, 199 Front St., Belleville. For info call, Sara MacDonald (613)888-5322. Juried Youth Art Show: International Women’s Day – A Youth Perspective at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, February 7-28, 2013. Open to high school students. Deadline for entry Dec. 19. Entry form available at: Belleville Public Library,, or ask your art teacher! 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. 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 Advent Recitals at Bridge Street United Church. Tuesday, December 11 and 18, 12:15 pm. Free recitals of seasonal music in the sanctuary. A free-will offering and food donations for the Gleaner’s Food Bank. An Evening of General & Seasonal Music presented by the Hastings & Prince Edward Regional Chorus. Dec. 9 & 11, 7 p.m., St. Thomas Church, 201 Church St., Belleville. Tickets $20, 12 & under $5, available at Quinte Arts Council & St. Thomas Church. Opening Reception of Looking Back: From Paint to Fibre, John M. Parrot Art Gallery. Trunk Show Brown Bag Lunch, Wednesday, December 12, 12 - 1 p.m. This is a retrospective show of artist Joan Reive. This exhibition runs from December 6 to January 3 Diner’s Club Every Tuesday from 12noon until 2:00pm @ Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville, for further information call 613-969-0130 Shout Sister Choir is looking for new members. Practices are Tuesday, 7- 9 p.m., Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge Street East, Belleville. “Open Studio Tuesdays” program continues, John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Tuesday, December 11, 9:30am - 1pm. All levels of artists are invited to bring their supplies, and a willingness learn. Admission is free For info: 6136731 x2240 or e-mail gallery@ “The Messiah Mystery” on December 12, 7pm. The story of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth performed by Mark Finnan. Eastminister United Church, Belleville. Free will offering. opening reception of Claws, Paws and Talons, John M. Parrot Art Gallery, 6-7 pm for wildlife photographer William Bickle’s solo exhibition of photographs of the grizzlies of Khutzeymateen. This show runs from December 6 to January 3

The Ontario Early Years Centre at Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms at 301 MacDonald Ave., Belleville. Open 6 days a week. For information: or telephone 613-966-9427. 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 visit Belleville Toastmasters, see for all three clubs in the area. Join as a member, or come as a guest. Also, what a wonderful gift to help someone’s life Amnesty International International Human Rights Day, Monday 10 December. Take part in a world wide Greeting Card Campaign. Drop in at the CORE, 223 Pinnacle St, Belleville (entrance Campbell St),10 am-4 pm. Donations for postage appreciated. Info: Jan, 613-968-9659; Mieke, 613-969-1782 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. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cantata, “Born a Saviour, Born a King”, Saturday, December 8, 7 pm, 516 Victoria Ave, Belleville. Refreshments after the performance. Free will offering. Christmas Luncheon, Wednesday December 12, 12-2 pm, 290 Bridge St. W (Salvation Army) sponsored by Belleville Christian Women’s Club. Tickets $10, free nursery, reservations please call Darlene @ 613-961-0956 Belleville Brain Tumour Support Group, Christmas Party Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m., Eastminster United Church Pot Luck Dinner and Gift Exchange. Bring your favourite dish to share. On-Line Silent Auction, Monday December 10 at 9am to Friday December 14 at 12pm. Pre-register today at All proceeds to support Continuing On In Education and OWLS, a day and respite program for adults with special needs. For info: 613 962-8350

BRIGHTON Time-Out Tea Time Ladies’ Fellowship Christmas Gathering, December 10, 10 a.m. Bridge Street United Church Ringers Handbell Choir, sing-a-long, refreshments. New Community Hall, Trinity-St Andrew’s United Church, Brighton. Free. Everyone welcome. East Northumberland Secondary School Music Night, an evening of quality entertainment, performance and song, 7 p.m. on December 13. Admission $5 at the door, free for children under 12.

CAMPBELLFORD Campbellford Senior Citizens Club, 55 Grand Road. Weekly events: Monday: 1:30 pm Bridge. Tuesday 1:00 pm Euchre, 7:30 pm Bid Euchre. Wednesday 1:30 pm Euchre. Thursday 1:30 pm Shuffleboard. Friday 1:30 pm, Cribbage, 7:30 pm Euchre. St. John’s United Church Indoor

Walking Program, Tuesday & Friday 10-11am, until mid April, 50 Bridge St. W., Campbellford. Free admission. Please bring clean shoes. For info 705-653-2283 Rylestone Women’s Institute Euchre Party takes place the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. Ladies please bring a light lunch. $2.00 per person. Northumberland Cares for Children presents: Books to Go, an early literacy based program. Tuesdays, 11 am to noon, St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, 35 Centre St, Campbellford. For info: Cheryl McMurray, 1-866-218-1427. St. John’s United Church Choir and Friends Presents “Once Upon a Winter’s Night”, Seasonal Music, Sacred and Secular. Saturday, December 8, 2pm. Adults $15, Youth/ Students $10. Tickets from Church Office, weekdays 9 am - noon. Saturday, December 8, 7pm, Aron Theatre Community Variety Show, Christmas Edition. Tickets: $8 in advance, $9 at the door. 705-653-3390, 54 Bridge St. E., Campbellford The next meeting of the Campbellford Osteoporosis Support Group is Tuesday Dec 11, 2pm at the Trent Hills Public Library Campbellford Branch. Taoist Tai Chi Beginner and continuing classes available throughout the week at the Community Resource Centre, 65 Bridge St. Campbellford. Join anytime. Call 705 696 1782 for more details. December 13, Community Diners, Hoard’s Station United Church, Hoard’s Church Rd, Hoard’s Station. $9.00 per person. To reserve your seat contact Sarah at 705-6531411. Transportation can also be provided by pre-registering.

CODRINGTON 2nd Wednesday of the month, Codrington Women’s Institute 7:15 pm, Codrington Community Centre

COLBORNE Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings, Wednesdays, 11-noon, Prospect House, 1 Elgin Street (at King), Colborne, Northumberland Cares for Children presents: Books to Go, an early literacy based program using songs, nursery rhymes and books. Wednesdays from 11:00 am to noon at Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St, Colborne. For info: Cheryl McMurray, 1-866-2181427. Northumberland Cares for Children hosts Play Group at Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St, Fridays, 10 am to noon. For info: Cheryl McMurray, 1-866-218-1427.

FOXBORO Mass Choir Cantata Dec. 9, 3 p.m. Emmanuel United, 458 Ashley, Foxboro. A project of the Shared Service Committee of Emmanuel, Thomasburg, Roslin, St Mark’s, Front Road, Melrose. All are welcome. Free will donation for Three Oaks and Christmas Sharing. Fill your hearts with joy!

HASTINGS Hastings Legion, Saturday, December 8, Christmas Euchre, upstairs hall. Register at 12, play at 1pm. Bring your own partner,

cost is $5.00 each. 90th anniversary of the Catholic Women’s League, of Hastings, Our Lady of Mount Carmael Church, Sunday Dec. 9, 10 am. Followed by Lunch, Guest Speakers and Dignitaries, at the Parish Hall, 35 Albert St. Hastings. Everyone welcome. Wednesday, December 12, 10:30 am, Let’s Discuss It: An informal parenting discussion group. Topics are chosen by the parents and may include bedtime routines, parenting styles and nutrition. 6 Albert St. East, Hastings Community Diner’s, Dec. 13, Trinity United Church. 3 Albert St. W., Hastings at 12p.m. Cost is $9. For more information call Sarah at 705-696-3891

HAVELOCK Havelock Legion Meat draws, every Sat. 3 pm. Sunday Crib Tornaments every Sunday at 1 pm $10 per team. Everyone welcome. Traditional Country Music Jam Sessions, Havelock Ol’ Town Hall, every Wednesday.. Doors open at 12:00, Music at 1:00. Bring your instruments, your voice and your smiles to join the circle. Musicians and visitors welcomed. CHRISTMAS SALE, Knox Presbyterian Church, 15 George St. East, Havelock . Dec. 7th-8th, 10am to 3pm. Something for everyone.

MADOC Royal Canadian Legion Br 363 Madoc has mixed darts every Thursday night 7.30. Everyone invited Bethesda Boutique, Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Donations of gently used clothing would be greatly appreciated. All clothing items $2.00. Hwy #62 and corner of Spring brook Road Madoc Diners: Monday, Dec 10. St John’s Anglican Church Hall, 115 Durham St N. Lunch at 12pm. Please bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. MUSIC: ‘Amazing Jam’, 2nd Sunday of each month, 3-5 pm, The Marmora Inn, 29 Bursthall St., Marmora. Bring your instruments, voices and songs. Folk, blues, country, punk and more. All acoustic instruments welcome. 613-3953257 or Christmas at O’Hara Mill Homestead, 638 Mill Rd, Madoc Township, Fri Dec 7, Sat Dec 8, Sun Dec 9, 4-8 pm. Entertainment, hot chocolate, cider and home-made cookies. Chestnuts roasted on an open fire in pioneer log house. Free admission, donations appreciated. bring your own flashlight Madoc Active Living Exercise: Every Wednesday at 10AM. Trinity United Church, 76 St Lawrence St East. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities.

MARMORA Fridays, 1:30 p.m., Marmora Seniors’ Euchre Parties, William Shannon Room. The Marmora & Lake Public Library Open House, Friday December 7, 10 am-4 pm. Drop in to wish Tammie success in her new role as CEO/ Head Librarian of Madoc Public Library. Refreshments will provided. Marmora BP Clinic: Tuesday,

Dec 11. Caressant Care Common Room, 58 Bursthall St, 9:30 -11 am. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Marmora Legion Turkey Bingo & Jackpot Giveaway, Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club Jam session, Dec. 9, 1-4:30 pm, Marmora Community Centre. Admission $5. Entertainers free. Sandwiches, donuts, coffee & tea. LCBO. For info 613-472-2377. Marmora Diners: Wednesday, Dec 12. Marmora and District Community Centre, Victoria Ave. Lunch at 12 pm. Please bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. December 7, 7 pm, First Fridays Marmora Open Mic, Marmora Curling Club Lounge, 2 Crawford Dr. No cover. Bring your ears, your voice, your instrument. All types of music welcome. Info: Marmora Legion, Bid Euchre Tournament, December 9, 1:00 p.m. Lunch available

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

P.E. COUNTY Consecon Legion Mixed Fun darts every Thursday, 7pm. Everyone welcome “Christmas in the Village”, Sat. Dec. 8, 1-4 pm, throughout Amelaisburgh. Lantern Making in Library, Settler’s Christmas in Museum’s Log Cabin, a 1940-1950’s Christmas in Victoria Schoolhouse, Cookie decorating in Town Hall. Free horse and wagon rides between events. Beverage and cookies. Free will offering Consecon Legion New Years Supper & Dance tickets now on sale at Legion. 60 seats available. Call to book: 613 -392- 7433 Zumba Classes, Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 pm. $8.00 each class. Ameliasburgh Town Hall Ameliasburgh Book Club, Dec.11, 2:30pm, Ameliasburgh branch library. Free refreshments; discussing Far To Go by Alison Pick. Everyone welcome. For more info please call 613-968-9327. Consecon Legion Br 509, White Elephant & Bake Sale, Sunday Dec 9, 10 am. Everyone welcome

STIRLING Club 55 Bid Euchre at Stirling Legion December 8 at 1 p.m. Dec 8 & 9, 5:30-9:00 pm, Sidney Baptist Biennial Journey To Bethlehem. This is a free family friendly event, with 20 torch lit stations, complete with live animals, Roman Guards, and marketplace. For info: Stirling Santa Claus Parade, Friday, December 7. Don’t forget volunteers from the Community Float will be collecting food bank donations for the Stirling Community Cupboard. Stirling Blood Pressure Clinic: Thursday, Dec 13. 204 Church St, Seniors Building Common Room, 9am-12 pm. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities.

TRENTON 8 Wing CFB Trenton Officers’ Mess Ladies Club are hosting their annual Christmas Dinner, December 12, 6 p.m. in the Upper Lounge Officers’ Mess. Admission: members $20, invited guests of members $25. Entertainment: The Infourmations. Info: 613-962-2718 Knights of Columbus Christmas Dinner December 13. Turkey Dinner with all fixings, dessert, tea & coffee. Knights of Columbus Hall 57 Stella Cres. Trenton. 5-7pm , Cost $10.00. Take out available. Everyone is welcomed Christmas with Dickens, Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 pm. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 pm. Historical Trenton Town Hall, 55 King St, Trenton. Delights and performance $15. or 613-392-7635 St. George’s Anglican Church Annual Victorian Tea, Saturday, December 8, 2 -4 p.m., Parish House, 25 John St. Tickets $4.00 per adult and $2.00 per child. Live music, refreshments, Crafts, Bake Table. Door Prizes! Everyone welcome. For tickets or info: 613-394-4244 Bay of Quinte Toastmaster regular meetings every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm, Quinte West Public Library. Build confidence with speaking and leadership skills. Call 613-967-4891. Guests are always welcome. The Sing with Grace Community Choir Presents “His Amazing Grace”, Sunday, December 9, 7 p.m., Grace United Church in Trenton. Free Will Offering 413 Wing Pipes and DrumsBake Sale, Saturday, Dec 8, 413 Wing 230 North Murray St, Trenton. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome! All proceeds go for the Band’s trip to Scotland 2014. Trenton Lions Club is looking for new members. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Wed of each month, Sept to July. For more info: Membership Chairman Darlene Hiltz 613-969-9502 or darlene_hiltz@

TWEED Tweed Legion: Mixed darts every Friday night, 7:30 p.m. Mixed pool Wednesday nights (except 3rd Wed. of the month), 7:00 sharp. Everyone welcome. Tweed Public Library is offering free computer/Internet instruction. Sign up today! Bid Euchre every Tuesday night 7 p.m., Actinolite Recreation Hall

TYENDINAGA Meals on Wheels - Tuesday through Friday a hot meal delivered to your door around noon, for more information call 613396-6591

WARKWORTH The Knitting Guild meets at 1:30 on the second Tuesday of the month at the Community Memorial Hall, Church St., Warkworth. Everyone interested in knitting is invited. Warkworth Spinners and Weavers. Meet 10am, the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Percy Heritage Building. 35 Church St. Warkworth Ont. Contact Karen Richens 705-696-1460. December 7, Warkworth Santa Claus Parade at 7:00pm. Santa will be at the Town Hall after the parade. 2012 Theme is Light up your Holiday.

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Lang-Hastings Trail will get finishing touches By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings The 33-kilometre Hastings to Peterborough section of the Trans Canada Trail will be completed and ready for its official launch in the spring of 2013. The provincial government officially announced construction on the newly named LangHastings Trail last week. The multiuse “greenway” recreational trail winds its way along the old CN right-of-way crossing Pe-

terborough County through Asphodel-Norwood and Otonabee South-Monaghan Townships linking the City of Peterborough with Hastings. Greenway trails prohibit the operation of motorized vehicles other than snowmobiles with Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OSFC) permits during the winter. Along with snowmobiling, designated uses include cycling, walking, hiking, horseback rid-

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EMC News - Quinte West - There will be no slot parlours in this city. “Quinte West is not included in the Zone,” Mayor John Williams told council Monday night. He just got a letter from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission advising the city it is not in the running for a slot parlour or casino. The city had thrown its hat

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