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EMC News - Magnum Colazzi, four, enjoys some holiday skating at the Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre. Plenty of children and adults enjoyed their time on the ice during the holiday season with several free skates sponsored by supporters including The Friendly Town Car Wash, MPP Jeff Leal and his family, Archer Bulk Carriers, Asphodel-Norwood Township employees, Asphodel-Norwood Township council, the Asphodel-Norwood Youth Committee and one anonymous donor. Photo: Bill Freeman

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Andy Crowell helps move supplies and material into the Hastings Roseneath Ministerial Food Bank’s new location at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Photo: Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings After pondering long and hard about the need to find a new location, the Hastings Roseneath Ministerial Food Bank has finally shifted addresses and will now operate out of a portion of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The 21-member volunteer organization has utilized a building donated by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church for over 20 years but space constraints had become an increasing challenge, says food bank president Brenda Kock. Their first day at the new location was January 1. “We’ve been planning this, looking for a suitable location for some years,” Kock told the Northwest EMC as volunteers trans-

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ported material and supplies from the OLMC “coach house” around the corner to St. Andrew’s. The food bank will continue to run its Christmas hamper program from OLMC and will use the Victoria Street building for some additional storage needs. “It was the right time to approach St. Andrew’s to see if they would take us on,” said Kock, a food bank volunteer for 15 years and president for 12 years. “The people are right on board with this at the church to have us here.” The organization’s relationship with Our Lady of Mount Carmel was good and fruitful, she says. “It’s been a very good arrangement [and] we’re still going to use that building Please see “Food bank” on page 3


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years. The lack of positive news has been a frustration to council and staff but optimism has not been drained away. “Your comments are bang on,” Mayor Ron Gerow said. “Yes, we’ve gone down a number of avenues in the last two years.” “The need has gotten greater,” Gerow said citing a recent provincial auditor’s report that highlighted the significant number of seniors in need of alternative levels of care who remain in hospital beds rather than finding appropriate places in long-term-care facilities. That reality, says Gerow is “causing hardship for them, their families and others.” Peterborough County has the oldest population in Ontario with a lengthy list of seniors (nearly 900) waiting for long-term-care beds. On any given day there are 130-150 in Peterborough Regional Health Care Centre waiting for LTC beds. “It is time to knock on some other doors to up the ante,” says Gerow. “We’ve all been very dedicated to this project but I still feel very positive about it. I still feel it will happen but we may have to make some other tool boxes and [use] some other tools to make it happen.” What is planned in HBM is “part and parcel” of the government’s “aging at home strategy,” says Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal. Leal has been a strong advocate for the HBM project. “We want to identify the exact need [of] longterm-care beds and look at other ways to provide services to seniors in their homes which is always the first choice,” Leal said in an earlier interview at the reopening of the HBM medical centre.

Brenda Kock, president of the Hastings Roseneath Ministerial Food Bank, is very pleased with the organization’s new location at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Photo: Bill Freeman

head [that] I’ll approach the Presbyterian Church,” Kock recalled. “It has worked out very well. We’re so pleased. We have been looking into it for four or five years but not aggressively.” Kock realized that church space is underutilized in Hastings but also explored the Hastings Arena as an option. “This is a very appropriate environment,” she said noting its proximity to the

Civic Centre. “It’s a wonderful way to start 2013; we’re thrilled, the volunteers are thrilled. I feel clients will benefit immensely. It will be more efficient with more people served in a shorter period of time.” At the Catholic Church there was room for just three people inside at once with two volunteers “hardpressed” to serve client’s needs.

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for storage a little bit until they need it.” The food bank was founded in 1990, operating out of the Hastings Community Care office downtown, then from Trinity United Church before moving to OLMC where the space was donated. The food bank has struck a rental agreement with St. Andrew’s that Kock says will be beneficial to the church. “It’s serving everybody’s needs,” Kock says. “There was just not enough space and we want to serve clients better,” she said noting that clients were sometimes lined up two or three hours in “all weather” at OLMC. “That is a big issue and an embarrassing point really. This should have happened 20 years ago but the churches weren’t in a position then to give up any space.” The well-attended Moroccan Night gala, the food bank’s first-ever fund raiser, provided the organization with the “seed money” to help them to take on rental costs. “It all came together in my

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“We’re building momentum,� Legion president says More people discovered the branch and in the last week alone that has translated into eight or nine new memberships, Crate said. “That’s encouraging to me and that bodes well for us, and they’re young people. That’s the next generation and that’s what we need; we need to get people here and get them involved and we’re doing it.� Crate recalled the informal meet-and-greet he hosted two years ago after winning a seat on Trent Hills council. At least half the people who attended had

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EMC News - Hastings There was a good college football bowl game on the big screen TV and plenty of camaraderie at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 106 in Hastings as Branch president Bob Crate greeted well-wishers during the traditional New Year’s Day Levee. It was a good day for Crate to reflect on 2012 and to look optimistically ahead at efforts to sustain the successes Branch 106 achieved the previous year. “We’re in a sort of a flux situation [and] we’re trying to build some momentum,�

said Crate, who also wears the hat of Trent Hills deputy-mayor. “We’re in very good shape and we had some very good functions in 2013. Ribfest was a total success and we’ll have another one in 2013.� Branch 106 was in the forefront with events like the region-wide Drumhead service, the final voting countdown for the World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town Canada competition and the sold-out ribfest and street dance celebration that marked Hastings’ fishing town title. “This past year we probably spent four or five

hours just running wires to power everywhere,� Crate said. “This year we’re going to have power everywhere we need it. It’s just a matter of getting that done� That goal is courtesy of the branch’s oldest member, 90-year-old Albert Nelson, who took Crate aside one day and said he would donate the material. “We can do it relatively inexpensively and that will put us in a position to do a few more functions, “Crate said. “It’s good for the branch, good for the village and it brings people to town and that’s what we’re striving to do.�

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to know we are probably the place you go in town if you need help or if you want to do a fund raiser or a dance.� With upward of 425 members, Crate says the numbers are healthy. “It takes some work and we have some new people who are willing to work. You want somebody to come along with a few new ideas and we’re getting that.� “I’m confident we’re doing fine and that there will be people who get involved.�

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EMC News - Havelock Boosting the township’s volunteer base is critical, says Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Councillor Jim Martin. It’s so critical for Martin that he thinks it should be considered a municipal priority heading into 2013 and beyond. “Our volunteer base is disappearing so badly,� Martin said during the township’s first council meet of the year. “Volunteers are so important, that’s what makes our community.� The township’s inaugural stand-alone recognition night was an unqualified success, he said, and underscored the importance of the volunteer sector to the municipality. Projects like the Gareth Wilson’s much-talked-about

recreational dome proposal will not take off without significant involvement from volunteers, Martin said. “We [the municipality] can’t afford to do something like that ourselves. If there’s interest out there and something comes forward who knows what will happen.� Martin says the Havelock Figure Skating Club and Havelock and District Chamber of Commerce are two examples of groups “struggling� with membership issues right now. “This year you almost need to have a group specifically to work on volunteer [recruitment],� he said. He says this is what other communities have done as they take on projects. Referring again to the recreational dome Martin says it’s something that won’t

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Trent Hills’ biggest Chicago Blackhawks fan, Mick McMillan (c), was greeted by Hastings Royal Canadian Legion Branch 106 president Bob Crate (r) during the branch’s annual New Year’s Day Levee. Photo: Bill

never been to the branch before and “didn’t know they can come here as a guest. “These are all things we’re trying to overcome.� High profile public events like Ribfest, where Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan presided over the barbeque like a champion iron chef, and the street dance featuring recording artist Aiden McGill, draw people into the branch and the heart of the village, says Crate. “It is a community hub and I think that’s what we’re trying to build. It takes time. We need people

materialize on its own but needs grassroots support. “It’s not going to happen unless we get a group to help put a plan together. This year something has to happen. These are the things we need to have to keep our community what it is.� Mayor Ron Gerow agreed with Martin on the critical state of volunteerism in the township. Every municipality is experiencing the same problem, he stressed. “Sometimes it just takes a matter of public interest to spark something. When people see a positive reaction then other things come together. Maybe it is the dome.� A project like the dome would not be municipally driven, Gerow added, but council would certainly be involved. “I have a lot of people asking about it [the dome],� Deputy-mayor Andy Sharpe noted. “I’m not sure how we consider moving that forward. It’s one of those things that just came out of the blue and piqued some interest.� Sharpe would like councillors to spend some time thinking about the dome proposal “to see where that might or might not go.�

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EMC News - Trent Hills A $4-million fine and up to five years in jail: that is the maximum penalty under the Safe Water Drinking Act’s (SDWA) Section 19 which came into effect January 1, 2013. This section extends legal responsibility to people with decision-making authority over municipal drinking water systems, potentially including (but not limited to) members of municipal councils. The Trent Hills’ council has prepared for this latest addition to the act which had been created in 2002 in response to the tragedy that struck when Walkerton’s drinking water system became contaminated with deadly bacteria, primarily Escherichia coli, in which seven people died, and more than 2,300 became ill. All of council has attended a one-day training session relevant to the new legislation for safe drinking water which now makes them liable, providing a higher degree of public accountability. “It is heavy handed but because of what happened at Walkerton I think it is needed. People need to be reassured that their drinking water is safe,” said Mayor Hector Macmillan. “In the past where council has not dealt with something because it was considered to be too expensive, that no longer applies. “You can be rest assured that the drinking water in Trent Hills is safe,” he

added. “Walkerton was the perfect storm,” said Councillor Rosemary Kelleher-MacLennan. “Personally I think it’s [Section 19] great, you can’t hide behind [the words] I am not a water technician, a water expert. You’ve got to have enough knowledge to know what’s happening in that plant, how staff are operating it and if there are needs there that we need to be responsible for to look after the water for the public. “Section 19 is going to make all those who have oversight responsibility … make them be more aware and educate themselves and do their due diligence,” she added. Deputy-reeve Bob Crate agrees. “It’s scary … but I am not concerned here. At our last report card we got 100 per cent at all three water stations. That’s part of the reason for some of our debt, we had to make sure everything is right with our water and sewers,” he said. For Scott White, general manager of infrastructure renewal and public works administration, protection of Trent Hills’ water is an everyday part of his life, right down to the backup systems and protocols in place. “There’s pretty much two of everything. You can shut down half the plant and pretty much function,” he said as he took EMC on a tour of the facility in Campbellford where high tech software is up and

The equipment that treats the water for Trent Hills is closely monitored with backup systems in place to avoid any breakdowns, critically important to municipalities in light of new Section 19 of the Safe Water Drinking Act. Scott White, general manager of infrastructure renewal and public works administration, protection of Trent Hills’ water, took EMC on a tour of the plant in Campbellford. Photo: Sue Dickens

running, monitoring all three stations (Campbellford, Hastings and Warkworth) second by nano-second. From its source water, the Trent River, to the 1.5 million gallon capacity water tower, the system is monitored 24/7,

not just by computers but by staff. Upgrades mean the system, such as the one in Campbellford which was built at the turn of the century, meets all the required standards. “Walkerton happened be-

cause of complacency,” said White as he keeps his eye on meter readings nearby. Water testing daily, weekly, quarterly and annually is the norm. “If we have an operation problem where we think

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“This is an important spot in Hastings”

Pat Funk, a founding member of The Friends of the Hastings Library, welcomed the public to a special end-of-year open house where visitors were invited to take home a free book from the library’s used book shelf and enjoy some seasonal sweet treats and refreshments. Photo: Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings With shortbread goodies, refreshments and a free book the Friends of the Hastings Public Library said thank-you to local residents who support the bustling and well-used facility at the Hastings Civic Centre. It also marked the end of the library’s eventful fiftieth anniversary year. “I think we’re super-lucky to have a library of this calibre in town. I really think this is an important spot in Hastings,” Friends member Katherine Surrey told the Northwest EMC during the informal end-of-year dropin that encouraged visitors to

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not be at home you can contact Scout leader MJ Stevenson at 705-696-2296 or email <hastingsscouting@gmail. com> to make arrangements for the Scouts to collect your bottles. All funds raised will help offset the costs of youth and leaders attending the twelfth annual Jamboree which takes place near Sylvan Lake, Alberta. It will cost approximately $1,500 to send each youth and leader to the event.

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country, as they say. Whereas the French are quite cross about the decision of Oscar-winning actor Gerard Depardieu, who received Russian citizenship at the hands of President Vladimir Putin personally last Saturday. A taxi driver in Paris went on at me about it for the whole ride yesterday. (Talking to taxi drivers is how we journalists keep our fingers on the pulse of the nation.) After 42 years of starring in French films, Depardieu had acquired the status of “national treasure” in the eyes of the public, but he clearly does not reciprocate their loyalty and pride. And hard on the heels of Depardieu’s defection comes the news that actress Brigitte Bardot, France’s leading sex symbol for the generation who are now drawing their pensions, is also threatening to give up her French citizenship and go Russian. Depardieu, who was described by director Marguerite Duras as “a big, beautiful runaway truck of a man,” is much larger than life—about the size of a baby whale, in fact. He is over the top in every sense: 180 films and TV credits, 17 motorbike accidents, five or six bottles of wine a day by his own reckoning. He reckons he has paid 145 million euros ($190 million) in taxes since he started work at fourteen, and he doesn’t want to pay any more. France’s Socialist government is bringing in a new 75 per cent tax rate for people earning more than one million euros ($1.3 million) per year, and so Depardieu is leaving. Initially he was just moving to Belgium, to a village 800 metres from the French border that already hosts a number of other super-rich tax exiles, but then French Prime Minister JeanMarc Ayrault said that his decision was “shabby and unpatriotic.” At this point, the truck ran away again. Belgium was no longer far enough. When the outraged actor declared that he would ask for Russian citizenship, Putin (who knows how to play to the gallery) announced that he could have it at once. By the weekend it was a done deal. “I adore your country, Russia, your people, your history, your writers,” the

actor burbled. “… Russia is a country of great democracy.” It is also a country with a 13 per cent flat tax rate, and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin crowed on Twitter: “In the West, they are not well acquainted with our tax system. When they find out, we can expect a mass migration of rich Europeans into Russia.” He had barely finished tweeting when another French celebrity said she was also thinking of moving to Russia. It wasn’t high taxes that obsessed Brigitte Bardot, however; it was animal rights. She was protesting a court order Friday in Lyon ordering that two circus elephants that have been suffering from tuberculosis since 2010 be put down. “If those in power are cowardly and impudent enough to kill the elephants,” she raged, “then I will ask for Russian nationality to get out of this country which has become nothing more than an animal cemetery.” It’s always wise, when threatening to flounce out, to make sure first that they really want you to stay, and in BB’s case that may not actually be the case. She is better known to the present generation not as a sex symbol but as a crazy old lady who believes Muslims are “destroying our country” and has been convicted five times for incitement to racial hatred. Some people (including my cab driver) think the Russians would be welcome to her. But elephants aside, going Russian opens up a huge new opportunity for avoiding burdensome taxation. All those American millionaires who have been condemned by recent events to live under the rule of that foreign-born Muslim Communist Barack Obama, and pay an appalling 39.6 per cent tax on the portion of their annual earnings that exceeds $400,000, have an alternative at last. They can do exactly what they have been telling anybody who complains about the gulf between the rich and the poor in America to do for decades: they can go to Russia. The only problem is that they will actually have to live there for six months of the year to qualify for the 13 per cent Russian tax rate. Well, actually, there is another problem. Some Russians may not welcome them with open arms. Even the arrival of Depardieu, who is world-famous in Russia as a result of acting in several high-profile Franco-Russian co-productions and appearing in television ads for credit cards from the Sovietski Bank, is being greeted with mixed feelings. Fellow celebrity Tina Kandelaki, the celebrated host of the celebrity talk show Details for the past eleven years, has no reservations about him at all: he can stay in her apartment. “Let’s not divide up Depardieu,” she tweeted. “Simply give him to me.” But a less starryeyed observer replied: “Haven’t we got enough alcoholics?” Evidently not.

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Mr. Whittaker would like a “Canadian” mining company to pay $25/$30 per hour to Canadians only. Clearly who owns the company is a concern to Mr. Whittaker. Is Mr. Whittaker concerned about who built Maple Leaf Gardens? Is he concerned about who built the CNR? Is he concerned about who built Toronto? It was immigrants from all over the world who made this country what it is. Chinese miners are no more a threat to this country than the millions that came before them. Spencer H. Peacock, Marmora

Does anyone care anymore? By Terry Bush

EMC Editorial - It’s well past the time for New Year’s resolutions so call this what you will. I resolve to watch only one NHL game this season on a night when there is absolutely nothing else on television. After all, what’s the point? The only reason I’d tune in to even one game is to see just how pitiful the 2013, formerly called the 2012/2013 Leafs, will be. Hockey for most Canadians is a game that is played in the winter. As children, we anxiously await the first frost of the season because that leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind that winter is on its way. In our area, the ice goes into our arenas in September or the first of October often depending on when the annual agricultural fair takes place. Hockey season starts in October and for most everyone, is finished by the second week of April, as it should be. There’s a myriad of other fun things to do outside when the snow melts away. It’s really too bad Gary Bettman and the other Americans who now run the NHL can’t grasp the simplicity of this premise. And now, after months of giving their fans the middle finger, the millionaires and billionaires whose vast wealth comes from the pockets of saps like you and me have come to an agreement. Let the 2013 NHL season begin. It’s not too late they say. We’ll have a season after all, starting the third week of January. Sorry, but that ship has already sailed for many of us. I won’t watch NHL hockey this year because I refuse to sit in front of a television set on June 30 to see how it all turns out. Watching hockey at the end of June, to my mind, is almost as silly as watching football in February. It just ain’t natural. Think about it. A 48-game schedule is no season at all. It might benefit the Leafs because they really start to stink up the joint every year come the second half of the season. Usually they start out well just to let everyone get their hopes up and proclaim, “This is the year.” But then they crash and burn with five or six good games at the end to almost, but not quite make the play-offs. Not watching NHL hockey means the gutters will be cleaned soon after the ice melts. It means this year the lawn will be raked and cut before it gets too high. We might get to the tin shack cabin more than once this summer and the car and truck may see a chamois after a good spring wash. There will be no wasted Saturday and Sunday afternoons sitting in front of the tube. The only reason we even have matinee games is because that’s when Americans like to watch sports and the American audience is the only one that matters to his holiness Gary Bettman. I don’t even miss the NHL. Out of sight, out of mind. Thanks to Bell (I never thought I would ever write those words) and their free previews, I’m watching Equinox, Oasis, radx and HiFi television until the end of January. Nature, music, travel and extreme sports for free instead of hockey. That’s not hard to take. Bottom 800s for those of you not aware of this freebie. Saw a ZZ Top concert on HiFi recently that took place in their home state of Texas that was more entertaining than any NHL play-off game I’ve seen in the past couple of years. Man, that Billy Gibbons can wail on a guitar. The thing that really bothered me most about the latest NHL shutdown is the pure lack of empathy shown by both the players and owners. Nobody seemed to give a rat’s sass about the ushers, servers or other staff who were out of a job while the rich battled over millions. Did any of these self-centred millionaires care about the concession employees, waiters/ waitresses at nearby restaurants or the people whose livelihood depends on the sale of NHL paraphernalia? What about their own support staff, the trainers and equipment guys? Probably not. Many of these poor, out of work NHLers travelled to Europe to take someone else’s job while they waited to return to a bigger pay cheque in North America. Hell, if they don’t even care about other hockey players less fortunate than they are, why would they care about the fans? At least now that NHL players are back in the U.S. and Canada, some other player will be paid for half a season in Europe. If there is any justice in the world of professional hockey, five or six struggling U.S. teams will bite the dust and that will be Gary Bettman’s legacy. That and the booing which should reach unheard of decibel levels if Bettman is stupid enough to present the Stanley Cup this year. Bettman presenting the cup is reason enough not to watch this NHL pseudo-season as far as I’m concerned. Northwest EMC - Thursday, January 10, 2013


Giant book sale a new year’s gift to readers or Toronto where they have a big sale but not out here.” Along with residents from Trent Hills and nearby Peterborough County, people have travelled from Belleville and Kingston and the GTA for the sales which were widely promoted online, McGrath says. “Everybody’s been very pleased with it, they’ve been very happy that they have somewhere they can go in a small town to get something like this,” said McGrath. Looking for an old Rush CD, classics by William Faulkner, Henry James or William Thackeray, J.K. Rowling’s magical Harry Potter series, potboilers by

By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings Al McGrath has learned a lot about the book trade including the unavoidable fact that they are heavy and can be a pain in the back to cart around, move and organize. The genial owner of the Hastings Riverside Auction Hall wrapped up the third and probably last giant book sale this past weekend putting more of the 60,000 or so books he had acquired from the sister of a Toronto-area collector. The vast selection of books, CDs, magazines, old stereos and other collectibles have been on sale during periodic weekend events at the historic former dance pavilion and during some of McGrath’s regular auctions. “It’s been good for the [auction hall] and very good for the people,” McGrath told the Northwest EMC during Saturday’s sale. “Really, out here in small communities there’s been nowhere to go to do this. You might see in Peterborough

Dan Brown , elegant tabletop books on abstract art or just about anything else, you could probably have found it at the Hastings giant book sale. The late book collector had titles on just about everything, McGrath says. “He wasn’t specific about what he got.” McGrath made six trips into Toronto to retrieve the books and other items. “I suspect there were 100,000 books. He’d been doing it for at least 40 years. Some of the books are much older titles.” The collection was kept in four 60- by 40-foot storage units “right up to the roof.”

McGrath says there were probably at least 200 stereos in one of the storage units as well as 70 to 80 music boxes and “hundreds and hundreds of cigar boxes. “He had specific things that he did [collect],” he says. “I’ve learned a lot about the book trade and what people like; they like art books a lot. We had quite a big selection of art books.” Even though he says there must be at least 30,000 books still left, McGrath is not sure there will be another series of book sales. “I don’t know if I’m going to do it one more time. This will probably be the last.”

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Myrna Brown of Hastings browses her way through some of the books that were on sale at the Hastings Auction Hall’s third big giant book sale. Photo: Bill Freeman

Trent Hills’ woman in court as a result of fatal rollover EMC News - Campbellford - Angel Michelle Brooking, 35, from Trent Hills, has been charged with one count of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing death under the Criminal Code. The accused was scheduled to appear on January 8 in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brighton. The charges were laid after an investigation by the Northumberland OPP. Shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2012, a white Chevrolet Suburban was travelling westbound on the 10th Line East, east of Crowe River Road in the Municipality of Trent Hills when the driver lost control; the vehicle left the roadway, rolled at least once, and came to rest in a farmer’s field on the north side of the road.

The vehicle was occupied by a mother and her four children from the Municipality of Trent Hills. As a result of the collision eightyear-old Gracey Brooking was pronounced dead; 35-year-old Angel Brooking was transported to Campbellford Memorial Hospital and subsequently airlifted to Kingston General Hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries; 14-year-old Christian Brooking, 12-year-old Lloyd Brooking, and seven-year-old William Brooking were transported to the Campbellford Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Ontario Provincial Police Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Team attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

EMC News - Havelock The largest solar energy company in North America is the latest firm to show an interest in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen. SunEdison is applying to the Ontario Power Authority for three small (500 kW) groundmount solar projects on private property in the township, one on County Road 50, another on Fire Route 53 near Round Lake Road and a third at 620 Round Lake Road. Each of the projects would cover no more than five acres, Utilia Amaral, SunEdison director of government relations told council Monday morning. The company is looking for a municipal support resolution from council that would secure “priority points” under the provincial government’s new FIT 2.0 (Feed In Tariff) process. A FIT priority point resolution does not indicate municipal approval for a proposed project. SunEdison hosted a public meeting January 9 and will return to council January 14 to discuss the public’s response to the three projects and ask for the support resolution, something township council has not done

for SkyPower Global’s two much larger 10 MW solar farm proposals which have raised some public concerns about visual impacts. SunEdison came to Ontario because of the Green Energy Act and FIT program, Amaral says, and has since opened a manufacturing plant in Newmarket that employs around 400 people. “We hope to stay in Ontario for a long time. SunEdison has made a significant investment in Ontario and would like to continue doing so.” Amaral stressed the smallness of the three groundmount projects. A bigger 10 MW project will usually occupy 110 acres compared to the five to six acres proposed for the HBM groundmounts. Small projects are much more “compatible with the land” and able to complement existing land uses including agriculture,” Amaral said. “Small projects mean very small impacts to local grids” and “eases grid congestion,” she added. They also provide opportunities for rural property owners to generate supplementary income and represent a “great opportunity for geographical-

ly diverse community ownership across [Ontario].” SunEdison was part of the provincial working group that studied the rules surrounding projects abutting residential uses on agricultural or rurally zoned lands. Amaral says those discussions resulted in very specific rules regarding setbacks and buffers. “They are very specific about siting and how far apart they should be.” The Minister of Environment’s initial directive said a solar project couldn’t be built if it abutted a residential property. That has changed and now there must be a minimum 20 metre setback from property lines and there must be visual buffering. “There should be enough coverage in there so driving by a project you won’t be able to see it,” says Amaral. “If there’s a line of sight from a backyard you won’t be able to see it.” “Even though these are small scale projects they still have to go through the exact steps as if they were large scale,” she said. “We support solar in general,” said Deputy-mayor Andy Sharpe. “But we have had concerns; one is how close it is to residential. We heard from the community that they don’t like to see these things. They are concerned about the impact on their properties.” The OPA application “window” closes January 18.

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Campbellford Memorial Hospital, Northumberland Hills Hospital, Port Hope Community Health Centre, Community Care Northumberland and Campbellford Memorial Multicare Lodge,” said Hilker. “The LHIN is committed to supporting each of the current and pending integration planning teams with a facilitated process that is open, transparent and includes numerous opportunities for local residents and front-line service providers to be involved,” he told the board. He noted that, “The Campbellford hospital has partnered and continues to work with community agencies on several fronts, to provide the right care at the right place and time, to improve co-ordination of care for our patients and to strive for further efficiencies.” He cited examples of these efforts already happening such as the Integrated Chronic Disease Man-

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EMC News - Bud Wrightly, a long-time member and former chair of the Asphodel-Norwood Cemetery Board, was honoured during the board’s final meeting of 2012. Wrightly, who chaired the board from 1998 to 2008, was presented with a special retirement gift recognizing his years of service. In 2005, he took on the job as cemetery caretaker which he has held until his retirement at the end of 2012. The new caretaker is Brian Clarke of Norwood. Joining Wrightly (c) in the photo are board chair Bob Wood and secretarytreasurer Sandy Pearcy. Photo: Submitted

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lining the scope of the initiative. The club will ask the municipality to partner with the Lions acting as a treasurer for the project as well as helping establish the optimum location for a splash pad and assisting in applying for funding grants. The Lions will also ask the municipality to agree to become the owner-operator of the splash pad once it’s fin-


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EMC News - Norwood The Norwood Lions Club wants to spearhead a splash pad project near the Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre. The club is committed to raising $100,000 toward the estimated $250,000 to $300,000 project and were to make a formal pitch to township council January 8 out-

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“Driving can sometimes be a challenge. Nighttime driving here is a nightmare,” he said. “If the meeting is changed I have no intention of closing the bar. That’s your clubroom and the meetings will still be open to all members.” Legion Branch 389 honours Legionnaire of the Year - Joe Phillips, Bob Anderson Secretary and Youth Education medal - Kim McMaster Sports Officer medal Mark Pollock Ordinary members Wayne Bailey, 50 years; Bill Tanner, 45 years; Donald Graham, 40 years; Robert Maver, 30 years; Patrick O’Donnell, 25 years Associate members Bill Hart, 40 years; Ralph Boake, Mark Cheyne, Gary Corey, Laurie Maver, Tom Smith, Doug Sullivan, 25 years; Steve Brewster, Terry-Lynn Lafreniere, Ray McGruder, Glen Shearer, 20 years; Elizabeth Banks, Wendy Ferrier, Brian Grattan, John Koprla, Bill Leonard, 15 years; Alexander Brys Bauer, Charles Chambers, Gerald Doherty, Wayne Hamilton, Ron Smith, five years. Affiliate members George Cochrane, Tom Suhr, 15 years; Stephen Miniotis, Mark Pollock, five years

Marc Aalbers, (left) acting president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 389 in Havelock-BelmontMethuen presents Bob Anderson with the Legionnaire of the Year award during the Branch’s annual honours and awards ceremony January 1. Comrade Anderson shares the Legionnaire of the Year award with World War II veteran Joe Phillips. Photo: Bill Freeman


the Branch and a very visible part of Remembrance Day ceremonies in the township and a very welcome guest at the annual Havelock Belmont Public School Remembrance program. Aalbers and Branch 389 also presented Community Care Havelock with a $1,000 donation and were deeply appreciative of the $3,000 donation it received from the Branch’s Ladies Auxiliary. “If we didn’t have the Ladies Auxiliary I don’t think the Branch would be the same,” he said. There was also an anonymous $250 donation accompanied by a note Aalbers read to guests. The $250, the note said, was as a “humble token of my great esteem of this Legion; it’s one of the finest I’ve known.” “Your faithful and continuous support of our present struggling membership due to declining members (and) age denotes character and strength recognized by the community and around the area,” the letter said. “Let us continue this important work (and) to be faithful to our past former comrades.” Aalbers also noted that the executive has agreed to change meetings to the afternoon during the winter; they will now meet at 2 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.

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EMC News - Havelock It was a New Year’s Day welcome for guests and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 389 in Havelock-BelmontMethuen. The branch continued its longstanding tradition of holding its honours and awards celebration on January 1, setting course on another year at the busy establishment on Ottawa Street. The event marked the first official duties of acting president Marc Aalbers, taking over from George Cochrane who has resigned from his executive position because of work commitments in Oshawa. “He has done an outstanding job at this Legion,” Aalbers said of Cochrane. “I’ve only been here two years and whenever I’ve walked in he’s always been here. He’s done the job of probably four or five people [and] I can rely on George to help me out.” “I hope you give Marc the same sort of support you gave me over the years; he deserves it and he’s going to do a good job,” added Cochrane, who enjoyed the ceremony from outside of the limelight. The honours and awards was notable for the presentation of a joint Legionnaire of the Year award to Bob Anderson and veteran Joe Phillips and the unveiling of new medals that recipients will receive, something Aalbers says is “most appropriate.” “We tried to do something a little different,” he said of the medals with ribbons that sport the Royal Engineers colours. “I think a medal on a jacket is most apropos,” said Aalbers. “I always see Bob working away at something for the Branch. He has always stepped up when needed.” Phillips was not able to attend the ceremony because of illness but Aalbers reassured members he will make a complete recovery. The World War II veteran is a stalwart member of


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Falls prevention program at hospital being revitalized people, according to Stats Canada. “Today, all patients admitted to CMH over the age of 65 or those with a history of a fall within the last three months have a falls assessment done on admission,” said Raine. “Information gained from this assessment identifies those who are at risk of falling while under care in the hospital and signage at the bedside lets those caring for the patients know the person is at risk of having a fall.” The hospital’s “Falling Leaf Program” is being introduced at the hospital, featuring a new revised falls and balance assessment. The signage is just one way of identifying patients who are prone to falling. At-risk patients are also identified with a colourful leaf on their medical chart, kardex (trademark for a cardfiling system that allows quick reference to the particular needs of each patient

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for certain aspects of nursing care) and at their bedside, explained Raine. White boards located at each bedside will have up-todate information on the risk of falling as well as any mobility aides required or if the patient requires assistance to get up or with walking. At risk patients will also wear a purple bracelet along with their regular patient ID band, allowing any staff member to be able to identify a patient at risk for falling no matter where they are within the hospital. “This program builds on our existing program and the way I describe it is it’s a higher profile for patients that are at risk,” said Raine. “There is a leaf that will be put on their door and it’s a nice way of saying watch this patient, this patient falls … without neon lights,” commented Raine.

This program is based on the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario Best Practice Guidelines for Fall Prevention and focuses on those at the highest risk for falls. The revised assessment takes into consideration pa-

tient sensory deficits that require visual and hearing aids. Physical condition, medications and cognitive status are all taken into consideration when this assessment is done. “We will probably con-

tinue to have falls but at the same time it’s just something you can’t give up on and it’s very upsetting to the families when a patient falls even though the patient has come in because of a fall,” said Raine.

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EMC News - Campbellford - Falls by the elderly constitutes an important health problem and it is a health issue the Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) is working hard to remedy. “The hospital is revitalizing its existing falls prevention program to meet the changing needs of the region’s senior population,” said Jan Raine, chief nursing office at CMH. According to Statistics Canada at least 90 per cent of hip fractures are estimated to be caused by falls, the second leading cause of hospital admission for women age 65 or older. In some western provinces, accidental falls ranked first as a cause of hospitalization of elderly women, even surpassing the rate for coronary heart disease. Falls account for 86 per cent of injury admissions to hospital among elderly


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A year of memorable events for Norwood Legion able about attending functions. The Branch’s New Year’s Eve party with the band Stillwater was an overwhelming success and that bodes well for the future, he added.

Calder says he is always looking for new ideas and talks to executive members at other branches about their successes. Likewise, he fields questions about the good things Branch 300 has

been able to do. Nevertheless, persuading more of the membership to take an active part in branch activities remains a chief priority of the Branch executive.


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added a real splash of colour here at the branch with limEMC News - Norwood to the Legion with its period ited resources.” From a sold-out War of costumes, historical fashion If members were able to 1812-Queen’s Jubilee gala show and riveting keynote set aside some time to do to an elegant Remembrance talk by noted Trent Univer- just one thing a year that Day honours night, it has sity professor and principal would ease some of the been a memorable year for of Lady Eaton College Dr. pressure, Calder says. the Royal Canadian Legion Michael Eamon. The Norwood Legion is Branch 300 in Norwood. “The events are go- “not any different” than Still, there’s always room ing well but it’s always the any of a number of smaller for improvement and a de- same ones doing it,” Calder branches, he says. sire to get more members added. “Everybody’s hurting but involved in activities at the This was Calder’s first we’re actually doing better Alma Street landmark, says year as branch president and than a lot of branches are.” Branch 300 president Jason he’s enjoyed the experience The use of shuttles and Calder. but readily admits that is on call designated drivers “We trying to get more has “been a challenge learn- at licensed branch events people in here and trying ing the ropes and just figur- is something Calder hopes to improve the branch and ing out how everything and will be well-used and make make it more profitable so doing everything we can people feel more comfortwe can keep on supporting the community,” Calder told the Northwest EMC during the annual Branch 300 New Year’s Day Levee. “I’ve got a lot of good people who are always here but it would be nice to see some of the rest out to support us,” Calder said of the 240-strong membership. “We’re doing well and improving and trying to change it up a bit,” he said, noting the extreme- Norwood Legion Branch 300 president Jason Calder (centre) welcomes ly well-received War Asphodel-Norwood Mayor Doug Pearcy (right) to the branch’s annual New of 1812 and Queen’s Year’s Day Levee. Joining them in the photo is Branch 300 membership Jubilee event which executive Peter Hartley. Photo: Bill Freeman

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63rd annual festival seeking submissions

First public showing for local photographer By Richard Turtle

EMC Lifestyles - Stirling Peter Muzik says he used to take pictures all the time, often snapping off thousands of photographs while on vacation. That was back in the days of developing and processing and the much longer time be-

tween taking the picture and viewing the frozen image. “I was leery about getting into digital,” he says of his hobby hiatus as film processing began to disappear. But when his daughter Robyn, a registered nurse in Ottawa, was shopping around for a camera Muzik decided to take the

Peter Muzik took a break from photography when digital technology took over from film and prints. But he has renewed his passion in recent years and his work is currently on display at the StirlingRawdon Public Library for the month of January.

opportunity to catch up with the newest innovations. And after finding a camera that perfectly suited his needs, Muzik suddenly found himself taking thousands of photos again. “I take most of them around my home [in StirlingRawdon] and our cottage on Bob’s Lake,” Muzik says, and his passion for capturing images also illustrates his passion for the outdoors and nature’s beauty. “I really enjoy building up my bird collection,” he says. And for the first time, Muzik has agreed to put his work on public display at the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library art gallery for the month of January. “This is my very first show,” Muzik explains, and came as a result of the encouragement of family and friends, including wife Sally and son Tim. But he admits the satisfaction comes from seeking and finding those elusive moments that can often take hours, weeks or even months or years of patience. Muzik’s bird collection already features most of the area’s common species as well as several rarely spotted in the area, including bald eagles and kingbirds with nests of young. Along with the two dozen framed pictures on the gal-

lery walls, Muzik has also provided a pair of albums filled with photographs of landscapes, wildlife and sunsets for the exhibition. Now retired after more than 30 years with the federal government, Muzik also has a passion for music. And while he hasn’t given up playing entirely, the keyboardist who also plays guitar, banjo and accordion, says he gave a musical career serious consideration before opting to become a computer analyst. But he admits, despite performing in Canadian Coun-

try star Carroll Baker’s band many years ago, life on the road offered a far less settled lifestyle than he wanted. But he has many fond memories of those days and, learning of Baker’s upcoming performance at the Stirling Festival Theatre on April 27, vowed to take in the show. Thousands of other memories are now digitally stored and catalogued and Muzik says his passion for picture taking has re-emerged with more fervor. “I never used to frame anything,” he says.

Christmas dinner a milestone event

EMC News - Norwood It was, in every sense of the word, a full community effort that lifted the spirits of 75 people who came together at the Norwood Town Hall for the tenth annual free Christmas dinner, a feast with all the toppings that underscores the true meaning of the celebration.

Volunteers also delivered 18 full Christmas meals to people unable to make the trip to the town hall December 25, says Cal Clarke, one of the chief organizers of the dinner along with Mary Rodgers, Mary Benjamin and John Wright. Clarke paid tribute to Continued on page 18

continued support of our Friends of the Festival and the many volunteers who have made our festival the success it has been for the past 63 years.”



Stars concert is $3 for adults and 50 cents for children. Also planned in conjunction with the Festival of Sacred Praise is the Scholarship Benefit Concert, dubbed Silver and Gold featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Petya Stavreva and local violinist Sebastian Sallans who is continuing his musical studies after becoming a well-known participant in the Festival’s violin classes. “That will be something special,” Russett says. The Stirling Festival of Sacred Praise is a non-profit organization supported by donations and organizers, on the inside cover of the Official Syllabus, “gratefully acknowledge the

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A visit to a South African ostrich farm

Here’s an “up close and personal” look at an ostrich on the South African farm. By John M. Smith

EMC Lifestyles - Commercial ostrich farming became popular back in the late 1800s in South Africa, and the Oudtshoorn district quickly emerged as “The Ostrich Capital of the World.” I had the good fortune to visit Oudtshoorn’s “Safari Ostrich Show Farm,” which has been operating as a tourist attraction in Klein Karoo, a semi-desert region, for about 50 years. This is the place to

find out everything you ever wanted to know about the ostrich—and more. Upon arrival, an Englishspeaking guide led me to the breeding camp and hatchery, where I could actually see the chicks being hatched. It’s quite a sight to see the babies pecking away at the hard shells and finally emerging! I was told the female sits upon the egg during the day, and the male takes over for the night shift.

Christmas dinner a milestone event

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Rodgers who came up with the idea of a free Christmas dinner a decade ago and has watched it grow into a symbol of community spirit. Clarke also added words of appreciation to everyone who united to make the dinner another success including all of the local churches, J.J. Stewart Motors, Norwood Foodland, the United Church Community Supper, Hilts Butcher Shop and

the Number 7 Cruisers Car Club. There were also several anonymous donors who stepped forward with contributions, he added. The dinner could not have operated without the volunteer efforts of all those who brought dinner items, helped prepare the meal then served it. Including volunteers, 100 people sat down to Norwood’s free Christmas dinner.

This view is near the summit of South Africa’s Robinson Pass, near the visited ostrich farm.

I was then taken out into the farmland itself, where I watched many ostriches at play in their natural habitat. I learned the lifestyle of these birds was somewhat similar to some teenagers I’ve met, for they eat about 20 hours per day and sleep for about one hour! Ostriches prefer to have just very brief naps. I was also informed that their sharp claws can be very dangerous and have been used to slice open other animals, including humans! I also saw some Kenyan red ostriches here, the world’s largest birds, and I was told that they can grow to be about six feet tall and weigh up to 320 pounds.

How would you like one of those chasing you? The guide pointed to a particular one and said “there’ll be about 80 pounds of meat from that one ostrich—from its thigh, leg, and neck.” I then got an even more “up close and personal” look at an ostrich in a fenced-in pen with a seating area for the tourists. After an informative talk, we were encouraged to “come on down” (sort of like on The Price is Right) from our raised seating area, and actually walk out to the bird, and with the help of the bird handlers, sit on the bird’s back. I, of course, was one of the tourists who accepted this opportunity!

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we would have to carry the ostrich instead!” We then witnessed an exciting “ostrich race,” where local jockeys rode their birds to the finish line. Yes, these desert birds can really move. I was told they can run at a speed of about 70 kilometres an hour for a distance of about three kilometres, but I don’t think it’ll replace horse racing any time soon. While touring this farm, I also visited the Welgeluk Homestead, which is referred to as the “Ostrich Palace.” This beautiful structure was built in 1910, at the height of the “feather boom.” Ostrich feathers were particularly popular, and expensive, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It’s now a National Monument and a reminder of the wealth associated with ostrich farming at the time. I was then taken into the farm’s dining area, where I tried some ostrich meat (very lean) and part of an ostrich egg (which is very high in cholesterol), and I was told that one of the large eggs could feed up to 18 people! I then, of course, was taken into a showroom, where several ostrich-related products were on sale for the tourists, including colourfully decorated eggshells, feather dusters, and leather products such as ostrich wallets and belts. Of course, one doesn’t have to go all the way to South Africa to visit an ostrich farm, for we have them right in our area; however, there was something different about visiting the “Ostrich Capital of the World” while in South Africa. To get to Oudtshoorn and the Safari Ostrich Show Farm, we had to drive through the Robinson Pass, high in the mountains, and as luck would have it, we experienced a serious bus problem right at the summit! Our bus driver spent the entire night up there until the bus repairs were completed – while we were “rescued” by another bus and taken to our destination. For more information <>.


MP Rick Norlock talks about priorities for the new year

EMC News - Campbellford - Against a backdrop of gathering local input for the upcoming federal budget, Rick Norlock, MP Northumberland-Quinte West spoke recently with EMC about the country’s economic action plan … and more. “We are the only country that will be able to say it has the capability and probability of reducing the deficit to zero in three to four years. The deficit is around $30 billion now, about half what it was in 2009,” he commented. This week he was busy hosting pre-budget round-

table discussions with business, academic, and community leaders in his riding. The consultation in Campbellford was held on Tuesday. “Indeed, in the past, many of the ideas brought forward in local pre-budget meetings have been reflected in the actual federal budget,” he stated. “I strongly believe talking directly to Canadians is the best way to get input in how to help fuel job and economic growth in Northumberland-Quinte West and across Canada,” he said. He agreed to meet with EMC at the Grind House

Café in Campbellford during the holiday break. During his interview with EMC he talked about his own priorities for 2013. “The riding is a mirror of the nation itself and the priorities are jobs, the economy and long-term prosperity,” he said, sipping on a coffee. “In practical terms that means getting our employment numbers to post recession and better. We always hear of the plants closing but don’t hear about the jobs created,” he added. In a recently released statement he noted, “Our plan is keeping Canada on the right track, with over

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Northumberland-Quinte West MP Rick Norlock, shown here in the House of Commons, sat down with EMC and talked about his priorities for 2013. Photo: Submitted

to go back to the drawing board over proposals to purchase stealth aircraft and more, but the economy both locally and in Canada remained at the top of his list for discussion. “We said, unlike a previous government in a recession that was nowhere

near as severe as this, that we would not cut back on health care, social transfers, and education and we have not. We said we are not going to fight the deficit on the backs of the sick, the poor or on education, because education is the key to the future.”

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Reckenberg, Robert “Bob”

Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7:00pm

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for Belleville Agricultural Society

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Rick and Joan Sargeant of Lanark are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Sargeant, to Andrew Moore, son of Wayne and Cathy Moore of Tweed. Megan and Andy’s wedding will take place on May 25, 2013 in Lanark. We look forward to sharing this special day with our friends and family.


GOW, Madeline

70th Birthday

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

QUINN, Mark J. Mark J. Quinn of Edmonton, Alberta, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the age of 55 years. He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife, Debbie and their pet family; Maggie, Barbie, Doodle and Mouse; and his mother, Marion. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters, Roxanne Clark, Debbie Marrocco, Dan Quinn, Terry Quinn, Angie Quinn, Shawn Quinn, and Scott Quinn; as well as by Debbie’s sisters, Eunice Edgelow, Wendy McKinnon, Cheryl Ferager, and Trudy Neilsen; their families, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Mark’s life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at FSt. Mary’s Church in Campbellford. In lieu of flowers, family would greatly appreciate a memorial donation to your local SPCA, or to the Edmonton Humane Society. CL416811

Please join the family of

Leona Jackson

Thank You WALSH

The family of the late Teresa Walsh wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to their relatives and friends for their expressions of sympathy during our recent loss of a wife, mother and grandmother. Also special thanks for Mass cards, flowers, monetary donations and for all the food delivered to the house. We also express our deepest appreciation for the care and kindness from PRHC and various doctors and to the C.W.L of St. Paul’s Church for the beautiful luncheon. Thanks to the pallbearers, music, Fr. Reynolds and visiting clergy that assisted at the funeral mass. Special thanks to Hendren Funeral Homes for their personal care and overwhelming guidance. Deeply appreciated, Joe Walsh and family.


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Madeline Maude Gow nee Phillips, 94, passed away in Brampton on Monday, December 31, 2012. She arrived in Canada in 1944 as a war bride and was the beloved wife of the late John Gordon Gow. Loving mother of John & Susan Gow, Janet & Sandy Berriault, Jane & Larry Thoms & Jennifer & Paul Duncan. Beloved grandmother to 12 grandchildren & great-grandmother to 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation & service were held on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Scott Funeral Home, Brampton. Mum was generous throughout her life; if you wish, please donate to a charity of your choice. CL417682

The family of the late Charlie Godden wish to express their deep appreciation to those who have offered such kindness, support and messages of sympathy and comfort in our bereavement. We especially wish to thank Rev Cathy and staff of Warworth Community Nursing home.


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HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY Johanna Jackson January 9, 2013 Johanna’s family invite you to join them for the celebration of her 80th birthday An open house will take place Saturday, January 12th, 2013 from 1:30 - 4 pm sy Elks Lodge, 18092 Telephone Rd, Trenton. “Best wishes only”

Passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 after a rapid and serious illness at Lakeridge Health – Oshawa. Beloved husband of Linda. Loving father of Ryan and Amber (Luke Willis). Dear brother of Gerald (Joan). Proud and devoted Papa of Grace and Hannah Willis. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 11th, 2013 at THE SIMPLE ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL CENTRE, 1057 Brock Rd, Pickering, 905-686-5589 at 1 pm with refreshments to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Please visit for further details.

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

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





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East side (Lingham St.) classic 2 bedroom apartment with fridge, stove, heat & water included. $900/mth + hydro.

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

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Vehicle buyers are ONLY protected by OMVIC and Ontario consumer protection laws when they buy from registered dealers. There’s no protection if you buy privately and you risk becoming victim of a curbsider. To verify dealer registration or seek help with a complaint: or 1-800943-6002.

MOVE WEST GO TO WORK IMMEDIATELY! Door Pro is a full service residential, commercial garage door company located in Surrey BC. We are looking for EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL SERVICE & INSTALLATION people. Truck, tools, uniform provided, $25 $35/hour. 5 years experience, a great attitude, sense of humour, excellent customer service skills. Be part of our company’s success. 1-888-535-4040, email mike -,

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FIREARMS WANTED FOR FEBRUARY 23rd, 2013 AUCTION: Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns. As Estate Specialists WE manage sale of registered/ unregistered firearms. Contact Paul, Switzer’s Auction: Toll-Free 1-800694-2609, or


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LAIDLAW CARRIERS VAN DIVISION require experienced AZ licensed drivers to run the U.S. Premium mileage rate. Home weekly. New equipment. Also hiring Owner Operators. 1-800263-8267

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

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Up Coming Live Entertainment at La Gondola Italian Restaurant (13 Bridge St. N Hastings). Old Skewl- New Years Eve. Tickets are available, including a set menu. Citizen Hollow- January 12, 2013. Lindsay Barr BandFebruary 9, 2013. Bad Daddy Rock- February 23, 2013.



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.

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

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

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)


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Aliyah -Rise Up! Lion of Judah Messianic Congregation Invites You to a day of praise, worship and prayer Special guest speakers including Dr. Rick Chaimberlin. Live music, dance and artistic expression. Supervised activity room for children under 10. Saturday, January 12, 2013 10 to 4 Belleville City Mission- 111 Cedar Ave. For info call Martina 613-961-1763 http://lionofjudahinfo.wordpres or http://www.bellevillecitymissio




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



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


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


Attractive main level 1 bedroom apt. with private entrance, fridge, stove, water, heat & hydro included $675/mth

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BIG BUILDING SALE... “THIS IS A CLEARANCE SALE. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

ARE YOU STILL SINGLE? Time f o r N e w Ye a r ’ s R e s o l u t i o n . Discover the reason MISTY RIVER INTRODUCTIONS has been around 15 years. Quality singles, careful screening, individual service. CALL (613)257-3531,

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F l e a M a r k e t One of the Largest in the Ottawa Valley!

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


0 sq ft LARGE SELECTION OF and Outdoor Huge 10,0o0wroom! QUALITY FURNITURE Building! Indoor Sh OPEN

Wed-Sun 9am to 4pm • 613-284-2000 •


4 Winter Tires and steel rims, Blizzak P205/70R15, used on 99 Honda CRV. 613-478-6132. 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.

Debbee’s Bees, for all your beekeeping needs. NUC’s and Queen Bees for sale. 434 McCann Rd., Portland K0G 1V0. 613-483-8000 or go to 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. Rent the AquaMaster high efficiency water softener. Uses 80% less water and 75% less salt. Only available at Water Source 613-968-6256. Stove Pellets, 40 lbs bags, $4.75 per bag plus HST. Low Ash/moisture, high BTU. or 613-847-5457 Used Pallets, $2/each. Call Campbellford Farm Supply at 705-653-4884.


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. Client pays cash for small business or manufacturing. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. 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. Standing timber, hard maple, soft maple, ash, red and white oak, etc. Quality workmanship guaranteed. (613)847-1665.

Part-time - mornings, Monday to Friday Phlebotomist

Gateway Community Health Centre, in Tweed, Part-timelocated - mornings, MondayOntario, to Friday provides primary health care with a focus on health promotion and illness prevention through an Ontario, inter-professional team and in keeping with the Gateway Community Health Centre, located in Tweed, provides primary health with a Mission, focus on health promotion and illness prevention through an interCHC Model care of Care, Vision, and Values. GCHC supports populations at all ages and stages of life professional team and in keeping with the CHC Model of Care, Mission, Vision, and Values. GCHC supports all ages and stages of life with barriers an emphasis with an emphasis on those whopopulations are highatrisk and/or experiencing to on accessing services. those who are high risk and/or experiencing barriers to accessing services.

Shipping Receiving Supervisor

The Phlebotomist will be responsible for for thethecollection blood, specimens, as well as The Phlebotomist will be responsible collection ofofblood, andand otherother specimens, well as preparation of the specimens for transportation to the laboratory. The preparationas of the specimens for transportation to the laboratory. The Phlebotomist will also perform Phlebotomist will also perform other related functions and support the Primary Care Team. other related functions and support the Primary Care Team.

Metroland East Distribution Centre is seeking an experienced shipping receiving supervisor to join our team.


Reporting directly to the Production Manager, you will take full accountability for the supervision of day-to-day shipping and receiving of flyer inserts, newspapers and supporting materials. CL416760

Qualifications: • Secondary School diploma is required • Completed post-secondary courses at an officially recognized community • Secondary School diploma is required college or technical institution related to phlebotomy (Ontario Society of Technology preferred) • Completed post-secondary courses at an officially recognized community college or technical • A minimum of one year of experience in performing phlebotomy institution related to phlebotomy (Ontario Society of Technology preferred) • Excellent organizational, time management, and interpersonal/communication skills focused on the client and inter-professional team • A minimum of one year of experience in performing phlebotomy • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills • Computer proficiency in word processing, related technology • Excellent organizational, time management, andand interpersonal/communication skills focused on the • Knowledge of infection prevention and control best practice guidelines client and inter-professional team • Valid driver’s license, insurance, and access to a motor vehicle are required • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter and resume, including the • Computernames proficiency in word processing, and related technology and contact information for three (3) work-related references, by 5:00pm on Friday, January 18, 2013, via email to: • Knowledge of infection prevention and control best practice guidelines IMPORTANT: submitting by access email, include position title in the line. • Valid driver’s license,When insurance, and to athe motor vehicle aresubject required We sincerely thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Gateway Community Health Centre, please visit our website,

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter and resume, including the names and contact information for three (3) work-related references, by 5:00pm on Friday, January 18, 2013, via email to: IMPORTANT: When submitting by email, include the position title in the subject line. We sincerely thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Gateway Community Health Centre, please visit our website,

Requirements and competencies: • Coordinate with the Warehouse Supervisors and other Plant personnel in order to attain delivery, cost and quality of production objectives • Foster positive working relationships and respond proactively to performance concerns, discipline, employee complaints and other employee relation matters

“We Need You!”

To express your interest in this position please email your application to by January 18th 2013.

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We thank everyone for your submissions but only those suitable candidates will be contacted.

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

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

Airless spray painting, roofs & sides, steel roofs repairs. 5 & 6” seamless eavestrough, soffit, facia, gutterguard installed or delivered. Free estimates. 1(877)490-9914. Firewood Processors, Canadian Made. Cuts up to 16” diameter, 13 h.p. Honda $9,950. (613)889-3717.

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

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

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

Available- spacious mechanic body shop and paint booth with zoning. 905-355-1383, 416-884-3839.

FULL TIME & PART TIME Contract Drivers

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

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

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. 160 Cockburn St., Campbellford- Very large, renovated, 2 bedroom with balcony, ensuite and storage room. New flooring, paint, fridge/stove. Quiet building, mature tenants, laundry on each floor. A pleasant place to live. $1025/month including utilities and parking. Call 705-653-3784, or 4 1 6 - 6 3 8 - 9 6 3 3 , 2 bdrm apt in Belleville 4 plex. Close to bus route and laundry. Fridge and stove supplied. $840/mth utilities included. References and first/last months rent required. No pets. No smoking. call Brian for viewing times at 613-848-4850. Cozy newly renovated one bedroom apartment with two entrances, private backyard, deck, bedroom, eat-in kitchen, bathroom with tub, parking, new thermoglass windows, parking. In Marmora-Deloro. $550 everything inclusive. Call Cathy (647)269-8430 or Steven (647)208-1467. Large 2 bedroom apartment available March 1st, heat included, $785/month. Hydro, cable and rental for hot water tank, extra. Plenty of parking. 613-962-7461 after 6 PM. 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, large common area with cooking facilities, 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. Need a home? Call the Hastings Housing Resource Centre. Services offered in Belleville, Quinte West, North and Centre Hastings. (613)969-1748. This year newly renovated large one bedroom apartment with 2 entrances, living room, bedroom, kitchen, brand new bathroom, parking. Private deck in progress. MarmoraDeloro. $650. Everything inclusive. Seniors or working couple preferred. Cathy (647)269-8430 or Steven (647)208-1467. 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. in clean quiet building, Main St. Available Feb. 1. Suitable for 1 person. No pets. $550/mth. plus hydro. First/last required; Bachelor apt. available immediately. $475/mth. plus hydro. 905-259-0631, 905-623-9482.



Key duties/responsibilities will include: • Supervise employees engaged in verifying and keeping records on incoming and outgoing shipments • Oversee incoming and outgoing shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of shipments • Adhere to health and safety legislation and company policies, exercising due diligence in meeting all the supervisory responsibilities under the OHSA

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



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

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TRAVEL WORK OPPORTUNITIES Plus travel, hotel jobs in England. Childcare positions in United States, China, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Holland plus more. Teach in South Korea. Accommodations and Salary provide. Various benefits. Apply 902-422-1455 email PAID IN ADVANCE! Make up to $1000 a WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately!

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

New to the area, PSW looking to work with the elderly. Private home care. Many years of experience with all types of disabilities. Call Patricia 613-475-2237. Painter or Handyman. No job is too small! Seniors discount. Call Roger on cell 613-242-3958.

Reflexology Certification Training Courses with the Reflexology Training Academy Of Canada. Courses offered Bimonthly. More information www.reflexologytrainingacademy .ca 1-866-491-5566

Pure Ingenuity Inc. Equipment Design and Fabrication Group, Kingston, requires full time sheet metal fabricator. Duties to include reading drawings, layout of material and working with a variety of metalworking equipment in a CWB/TSSA certified shop. Interested applicants may submit their resume to: ATTN: LOCAL people needed to work from home online. Full Training Provided $500-$4,500. PT/FT 1-888-742-6158

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

Hardwood Floor Installation and resurfacing. Ceramics. Light renovations and upgrades. Over 30 years experience. Please call for free estimate 613-394-1908. Ken Chard Construction. Renovations, decks, siding, sidewalks, fences, ceramic, windows, painting etc. Free estimates. Call: 613-398-7439. County Water Treatment- Softeners, U.V. Lights, R.O. systems, chemical free iron and sulphur filters. Sales, installation, service and repair. Steven Menna. (613)967-7143. Steve Collins, InsulationBlown cellulose, attics, walls, floors. Save money -live comfortably. Warm in winter, cool in summer. Quality work since 1974. Free estimates. Call (613)847-6791. EMC Classifieds

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Still Unpacking At Time Of Advertising: Furniture, Paintings & Prints, Light Fixtures, Vintage Clothing, Jewellery, Royal Doulton Figures, Glass, China, Antique Tools, Collector’s Items, Oriental Carpets, Linens & Books.


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FEATURING: Early Canadiana Furniture-.c. 1860s Northumberland County One Piece Step Back Flat to the Wall cupboard, Pine Jam and Chimney cupboards, Pine Harvest Table, Pine Drop Leaf Table, 2 1880s servers/sideboards - Washstands to incl. c. 1850s Quebec Pine, c. 1870s Cherry one drawer Table, Butternut Bonnet Chest, Outstanding Oak Hall Tree, Oak Barristers Stacking Bookcase w/Leaded Glass, Oak China Cabinet, and much more, Antique Lighting ,Crocks,Decoys ,Hooked Mats, Antique Tools & Weigh Scales, Art, Clocks to incl. Vienna Regulator, Sterling Silver to incl. Birk’s, Quality Gold and Silver Estate Jewelry ,Cranberry Glass, China to incl. over 100 pieces of Johnson Bros. Britain’s Castles in pink,Pottery to incl. rare c.1920s Boche Freres Charles Catteau Art Deco Vase, Rare Northumberland & Durham Atlas 1878, Rare Singer Featherweight Swing Arm 222k Sewing Machine, Cdn Silver Coins,Collectibles -Early telephones, Early Brass Sextant in Fitted Box and much more! Please visit for details & photos 289-251-3767 NO BUYERS PREMIUM TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE DELIVERY AVAILABLE

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Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. We have unpacked the balance of boxes that we did not have room for from the 2 estates that we had from our New years Sale and will sell this Thursday. Everything from old tools, other tools, dishes, glassware, china, collectables, etc. Plus quantity hockey equipment, camping equipment including tents. Silver pcs, soap stone pcs, carvings, depression pcs, figurines, cups, saucers, household articles, antique & modern home furnishings, collection bridal rose china, 2 antique sideboards - both in excellent condition, Victorian settee, ant dresser, antique chests of drawers, excellent modern sofa, excellent modern live seat, table & chairs sets, 2 excellent curio cabinets w/bevelled glass doors, excellent walnut armoire, nearly new apt size upright freezer, pictures, prints, pottery, countless miscall articles, retro cabinet w/sliding glass doors, pine roll top desk, book shelves, occasional chairs something for everyone. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. Gary E. Warners Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS.

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The ANAF Unit 201 Pipes and Drums is recruiting members. Free lessons and Band practices are at the ANAF Unit 201 (upper Floor) 187 Front St, Belleville, Tuesdays 630-830pm. All are welcome. For info: Sweet Adelines International Global Open Houses: The Bay of Quinte Chorus invites all women singers (age 14 and up) to join us in the joy of ringing chords in 4-part harmony on Monday January 14 and 21. Quinte Gardens, 30 College St. W., Belleville, 7-9:30pm. For info: Director Cheryl Street at 613475-5793 or www.bayofquintechorus.

Join us at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery Saturday, January 12, 2-4 p.m. for the Opening Reception of “Anything But Plain”, an exhibition by textile artists from Weavers Unlimited. This exhibition runs from January 10-31. For more info: 613-968-6731 x2240

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Belleville City Mission Lion of Judah prayer, worship, biblical teaching, Sat. Jan 12, 10am-4pm, 111 Cedar Ave. Belleville. For info call Martina 613-961-1763. http://lionofjudahinfo. Trillium 2000 Seniors Club, 75 St. Paul St., Belleville. Tuesday: cribbage; Wednesday: euchre; Thursday: carpet bowling; Friday: darts. All start at 1 p.m. Bid euchre Friday at 7 p.m. CARP Brighton, Belleville & Quinte West Chapter presents “Alzheimers…. Really?....Have Your Questions Answered”, by Kristel Nicholas, Education and Support Coordinator for The Alzheimers Society. Tuesday, January 15, 2-4 pm, Quinte Gardens Retirement Residence, 30 College St. W., Belleville. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments served. Taoist Tai Chi Open House: Mon. Jan. 14, 9:30 - 11 a.m., Christ Church Anglican Hall, 39 Everett St., Belleville. Demonstrations, and info about the introductory course beginning Jan. 21. For more info.: kingston, 613-544-4733. Open Door Café - Every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E, Belleville. There is no cost for this hot meal however donations are gratefully accepted. For more info: 613 969-5212. Belleville Club 39 Dance at Belleville Fish and Game Club Hall, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 pm to midnight. Singles and couples welcome. Members $10 and non-members $12. Lunch served. For info: 613-395-4901. celebrate the traditional Russian New Year with “Little Red Riding Hood” play, music and chorovods around IOLKA, gifts provided by the CanadianRussian Cultural Society, and visits from Died Moroz and Sniegurochka. Everyone is welcome. Bayview Mall, January 12, 5-6:30 pm. Tuesday, January 15: Hastings County Historical Society Presents: Rescheduled from May 2012 – Major John Grodzinski, CD, PhD, Assistant Professor at RMC, Kingston, will speak on the War of 1812. 7:30 p.m., Quinte Living Centre, 370 Front St, Belleville. Quinte Seniors Euchre Club, Parkdale Community Centre every Mon. at 1:30 pm. Everyone 50 plus welcome. Cost $3.00 includes door prize, 50/50 draw and euchre score prizes American Sign Language Beginner Level 101 classes Thursdays January 24-March 28, 6-9pm. Level 102 Tuesdays January 23-March 27, 6-9pm. Registration deadline is January 18.

Limited seats. Students must be 16 and over. For registration and material fees, contact 613-966-8995, TTY 877872-0586, or or visit The Canadian Hearing Society, Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas St E. Belleville Toastmasters Speakeasy Club meets every Thursday Noon, 12:00-1:00, Eastminster Church. Guests and new members are welcome. Become a confident speaker (overcome the stress) Hastings County Historical Society presents “ The War of 1812 on Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte” with Major J. Grodzinski; RMC. 7:30pm Tuesday Jan 15, Quinte Living Centre, 370 Front St. Belleville Quinte Amateur Radio Club meeting, Wed. Jan. 16, 7:30pm, Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Room P24. Guest speaker Treat Hull, VA3IMO presentation on software defined radio and a “live” demonstration. For info: www. Everyone welcome. Quinte NeedleArts Guild Stiching for Fun! Offering workshops and lessons or come work on your own embroidery piece. Belleville Recreation Centre, 116 Pinnacle St. 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. 9:30am - 3pm. Call 613-4734831 or 613-476-7723 Friendly Visiting volunteers needed. If you enjoy chatting, reading, going for short walks or going for coffee we have many seniors who would love to share their life stories with you. Only one hour a week! Call Community Care: (613) 969-0130.

BRIGHTON Gerry and Faye Open Mike and Dance, first and third Wednesday of the month, Masonic Lodge, 157 Main St. Brighton. 7 p.m. 613-475-8847. Brighton Legion Branch 100, Friday January 11, Pub Night. Roast Pork dinner 6 - 7PM. Entertainment with Bill Dickenson 7 PM to closing. Fee $12:00 Carpet Bowling at Brighton Community Centre, 75 Elizabeth St, Monday and Thursday 12.30 to 4 pm. New members welcome. Try a free trial.

CAMPBELLFORD Northumberland Cares for Children presents: Meet MatMan, our body building, vocabulary enhancing, letter introducing secret weapon.Tuesday, January 15, 11:00 am to noon at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, 35 Centre St, Campbellford. Geared for the ages of the children attending. For info: Cheryl McMurray, 1-866-218-1427. Campbellford Kinette Bingo every Thursday at 7pm. Campbellford/Seymour Arena, 313 Front St. N. $1000 Jackpot in 54 numbers, consolation prize of $200. Wheelchair accessible. Northumberland Cares for Children provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s development, speech and behaviour Tuesday, January 15, 1011am at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, 35 Centre St, Campbellford. All families welcome. For more info: Cheryl McMurray, 1-866-218-1427. Maple Syrup Producers Information day, St. John’s United Church, Campbellford, January 18. Registration 8:30-9:30, followed by seminars, meet and greet, equip. dealers, open forum, draws, and much more. Lunch available. Everyone welcome. For info: Chris 613-961-9304 or Diane 705-653-2519.

CODRINGTON Codrington Community Centre, 3rd Wednesday of month, Codrington Seniors’ Group meets at noon for a Pot Luck lunch. Codrington Drop In Centre Mondays-Thursdays, 9:30 till 11:30 am. Continued on page 24

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COLBORNE Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings, Wednesdays, 11-noon, Prospect House, 1 Elgin Street (at King), Colborne, Northumberland Cares for Children hosts Play Group at Col-

borne Public School, 8 Alfred St, Fridays 10 am to noon. For more info: Cheryl McMurray, 1-866-2181427.

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Frankford Legion Roast Beef Dinner January 16, 5 p.m. $10.00 Sunday Worship Service and Sunday School at Frankford United Church 10:30 am. All are Welcome! Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Weekly Meetings, Wednesday Evenings, 7-8 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 60 North Trent St. Frankford. For more information call Fern 613-3952345 Alcoholics Anonymous Keep It Simple Group, 8 pm every Thursday at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, 60 Trent St. N. (rear), Frankford. Info: www.quintewestaa. org or 1-866-951-3711

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HAVELOCK Bingo every Wednesday night at Havelock Community Centre sponsored by the Havelock Lions. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early birds 6:30 p.m., regular start 7:00 p.m. For more info, contact boomer180s@ or 705-778-3169 Havelock Seniors Club weekly events: Cribbage Mondays 1 pm. Euchre Wednesdays 7 pm and Fridays 1 pm. Bid Euchre Thursdays 1 pm. Havelock’s Wellness Program at the Town Hall, 8 Mathison St. in Havelock, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday. 10-11 exercise and 11-12 various activities. Call (705)778-7831

MADOC Caregiver of Family member with Memory Loss Group meets every 3rd Wed. of month at Madoc Arts Centre at 9:30am. Contact 613395-5018 for more information. Madoc Diners: Monday, Jan 14. St John’s Anglican Church Hall, 115 Durham St N. Lunch at 12 pm. Please bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Bethesda Boutique, Saturday, January’s 12, 9am - noon. Donations of gently used clothing appreciated. All clothing items $2.00. Christmas decorations for sale. For info: Sherri at 613-473-4388 Madoc Blood Pressure Clinic: Wednesday, Jan 16. 47 Wellington St, Seniors Building Common Room from 9 AM to 11:30 AM. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities.

MARMORA Jan. 13, Marmora Legion, Bid Euchre Tournament - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Available The Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club Country Music Jam Session on Jan.13, 1-4.30 pm, Marmora Community Centre, Victoria St. Admission $5.00 per person, Entertainers Free. Door prizes, Sandwiches, coffee, tea & LCBO. For info 613-472-2377. Drop-in Memory Loss Information sessions meets every 3rd Thurs. of month at Marmora Caressant Care Retirement Home at 1pm. Contact 613-395-5018 for more information. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Every Wednesday 7 p.m., 43 Matthew St, Marmora, common room. Everyone welcome! 613-472-6531 or Crowe Valley Lions organize Euchre Fridays, 7:30 p.m. in Deloro

Hall. Bring light lunch. MUSIC: ‘Amazing Jam’, 2nd Sunday of each month, 3-5 pm, The Marmora Inn, 29 Bursthall St., Marmora. Folk, blues, country, punk and more. All acoustic instruments welcome. 613-395-3257 or

NORWOOD The Asphodel-Norwood Historical Society will meet at the Legion in Norwood at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15. Everyone welcome.

P.E. COUNTY Knitting Classes, “Beginning & Beyond”. Wednesday 2–4 pm. $5.00 each class. Yoga classes, Friday 1:00 pm, $5.00 each class. Ameliasburgh Town Hall Albury Friendship Group Quilts for sale each Wed 10 am - 12 noon. Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local charities for women.

STIRLING Weekly Monday Night Bingo, Upstairs of Stirling Arena. Cards on sale at 6:15pm. Starts at 6:50pm. Proceeds to support community projects. Sponsored by Stirling & District Lions Club. Stirling Festival Theatre Young Company Auditions January 11 -13 for March Break performance Glee Club Confidential. Needed: performers with strong speaking and singing voices. Call the SFT Box Office to signup for an audition 613-395-2100 or 1-877-312-1162 or Club 55 Bid Euchre, Stirling Legion, Saturday, January 12, 1 p.m. Early Stage Memory Loss support group meets every 3rd Wed. of month at Stirling Rotary Train Station at 2pm. Contact 613-3955018 for more information.

TRENTON The Quinte Region Circle of Friends Monthly Meeting Thursday, Jan. 10, 6:30pm, Recreation Center of Kenron Estates (north side of Highway 2, Bayside). For info. contact Vicki at 613-392-0731 or Martin at 613-438-4407. The Trenton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary monthly board meeting, Monday, Jan. 14, 1:30 pm, board room on the 2nd floor of the hospital. All volunteers, people interested in volunteering and the public are invited to attend. Contact: Karen White 613 965 0423 Toastmasters International Trenton Library Meetings. Free initial memberships for January & February. Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 pm. Main floor/turn left. Proven confidence

building. Karoke every third Friday in the Lounge from 8-12 midnight, Legion Branch 110, Quinte St. Trenton. Have photos for submission for the Photo Mosaic Mural or want more info about this project? Visit Trenton Town Hall - 1861, 55 King St. on the next 3 Saturdays in January. Scanning from10 am and 2 pm. Info: 613-394-1333 or email: Retired? Bored? Want to contribute to the community? Join Quinte West’s Kente Kiwanis. Meetings held every Thursday morning. Everyone welcome. Call Secretary John Eden at 613-394-0316 for more info. 8 Wing CFB Trenton Officers’ Mess Ladies Club are hosting Bunco Game Night, January 13, 6:30 p.m. in the Upper Lounge Officers’ Mess. Light refreshments. Members free and invited guests of members $5. Info call 613-962-2718. Trenton Lions Club 77 Campbell St hosts a weekly Thursday Night Bingo. Cards on sale at 6pm regular program starts at 7pm. Proceeds to support community projects. Everyone welcome.

TWEED Tweed Line Dancing: Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Hungerford Lion’s Hall, 65 Victoria St N. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities.

TYENDINAGA Diner’s Club: Held once a month on the 3rd Thursday at Tyendinaga Township Community Hall 12 noon. Meals on Wheels Deseronto: Tuesday through Friday a hot meal delivered to your door around noon, for more information call 613-396-6591

WARSAW Recycle your Old Electronics. The Warsaw & District Skating Club fundraising event, Saturday January 12, 8 am-4 pm , Douro Arena Parking Lot (corner of Hwy 28 & Cty Rd 8). Includes TV’s, radios, phones, computers, etc. For info or to arrange an early pickup, call Monique at 705-652-9969.

WARKWORTH Warkworth Legion: Thursday Jan. 10 Fun Dart league resumes at 7:30. Wednesday Jan. 16 Bid euchre play at 1:30. Thursday Jan. 17 Fun Dart league play at 7:30. Email non-profit events to: Deadline is Mondays at 3 pm. Ads may be edited for space.

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Rebels emphasize skating skills at hockey school Bellamy, Cole Mahoney and Tyler McGown did at the start of each hockey school session “working on the cross over and getting a little hop and more power in their inside leg on a circle. Most of them don’t have that right now and they’ve got to learn that.”

“They bring a lot of enthusiasm,” Crashley said of the kids at the school. “It would be good if we got them on the right course and keep them on it. “The trick is to keep them on it [but] it’s nice when they’re always smiling and you see the enjoyment.”

Reaching out to minor hockey and its young players is something the Rebels hope to do through the hockey school. “We want to try to be as accommodating to minor hockey and as encouraging as we can,” Crashley added.

EMC News - Orillia - The OPP and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are reminding riders that a snowmobile can quickly take you away from areas where services, communities and emergency assistance are easily accessible or available. Responsible snowmobilers take charge of their own safety and well-being by preparing their sled, gear and equipment before the first ride of the season. In addition to getting properly trained and knowing the law, there are other factors to consider when getting ready for safe snowmobiling: • Service your sled - Avoid breakdowns that can leave you stranded by having your sled professionally serviced before your first ride. • Carry a repair kit - Ensure you have either the sled manufacturer’s tool kit or one of your own on board,

including owner’s manual, spare belt and spark plugs. • Inspect your gear and equipment - Make sure everything still fits and works properly, and that nothing is missing before you head out. • Prepare for first aid - Preassembled first aid kits can be found at outdoor stores and online and so can information about first aid courses. • Get a survival kit - Any unexpected day or night spent out in the cold will be easier with assistance from a good survival kit, found at outdoors stores and online, including information about winter survival courses. • Go high-tech - Devices like GPS, cell phones, satellite phones and SPOT Personal Trackers can be very useful in avoiding or dealing with emergency situations. • Contact companions Snowmobiling is more fun with riding buddies, and saf-

er too, so avoid riding alone by getting in touch with friends and family who can join you on the trails. • Review safety tips - As experienced as you may be, it’s always smart to renew your familiarity with your sled’s safety manual and the Safe Riders messaging on the OFSC web site <www.>. The OPP is committed to saving lives on Ontario’s highways, trails and waterways through the reduction of preventable injury and death. Visit <> for more information. The OFSC is committed to proactive leadership in promoting safe, responsible riding, on and off Ontario snowmobile trails, by building safer snowmobiling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours through rider education, safety legislation development and enforcement. For more information, visit <>.

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Campbellford Rebels goalie Cole Mahoney works with Peewee age players during the Rebels three-day hockey school at the Campbellford-Seymour Community Centre over the holidays. Photo: Bill Freeman

mour Community Foundation with kids receiving their own Rebels training sweater and a ticket to the Empire B Junior C Hockey League team’s game against Deseronto. “It’s hard for the young ones but in hockey skating’s always everything and unfortunately the most important thing to kids is shooting the puck,” Crashley told the Northwest EMC. “It really should be the last thing you should be learning not the first thing.” “You can see the difference, the ones who have a little better advantage skating are the ones who score the goals, it’s not because of their shots. We’ve been trying to emphasize that.”

“We want it to be fun and naturally we are working on the basic skills like how to hold the stick properly. You’d be surprised how many kids 15 and 16 still hold the stick the wrong way,” said Crashley. “If you really wanted to make a good hockey player I’d build a 40-foot by 40foot rink and make it square so they couldn’t go up and down, they’d have to do crossovers all the time so you constantly have to go in circles; that’s where your strength in skating is. The difference between good and bad skaters is always the crossing over and power on the inside foot.” And that’s what Crashley and Rebels players Jackson

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Campbellford Rebels drop a pair to the Jets By Bill Freeman

EMC Sports - Campbellford - It wasn’t the way the Campbellford Rebels wanted to start the new year in the Empire B Junior C Hockey League, dropping a pair of games to the Amherstview Jets 6 - 5 and 5 - 1. With the wins the Jets (18-11-0-1) leapfrogged over Campbellford (17-9-02) into third place with Port Hope (19-11-0-1) holding down second place and Pic-

ton (23-4-0-2) maintaining their position on top of the EBJCHL standings. The Rebels squandered a 4 - 1 second-period lead on home ice with the Jets reeling off three straight goals to even the score by the opening 43 seconds of the third. Campbellford had charged in front on a pair of goals by defenceman Steven Clarke and singles from Seamus McDougall and Connor Turland.

Josh Adams beat Jets goalie Troy Paquette to give the Rebels a 5 - 4 lead at the 2:53 mark of the third but Jake Hulton knotted things at 5 - 5 two minutes later. Cassidy Bruni’s goal 1:18 later proved to be the difference in the game. The Rebels had the edge in offence pounding 45 shots at the Jets goal and found success with the powerplay notching a pair on four attempts. Campbellford goalie

Cole Mahoney faced 36 shots. Picking up assists for Campbellford were Ryan Crowley, Turland, McDougall and call-up Andy Paul. Isaac DeSouza had a pair of goals for the Jets with Ryan Fletcher and Brandon Gilmour adding single markers. Rebels coach Bart Crashley is not surprised that the EBJCHL standings are so tight but he also admits that the Rebels have had all sorts of trouble against the Jets.

“Nobody’s easy but nobody’s really scaring us although we do have some troubles with Amherstview,” Crashley told the Northwest EMC. “When we have our full team we’re a pretty good hockey team. There’s nobody that scares us, our biggest problem is ourselves,” he said. It was all Amherstview Sunday night with the Jets cashing in a pair of powerplay goals and building up a

4 - 1 lead after two periods of play. Josh Adams, from Mitch Gibson, broke Paquette’s shutout at the 6:38 mark of the second period. Scoring for the Jets were Sam Paxton, Hulton, Brett Yorke, Gilmour and Wilson. Campbellford travels to Deseronto January 11 then hosts Napanee the following night. They are on the road to Napanee January 15. The Jets are back in Campbellford January 19.

Empire Cheese and Butter Bonspiel 2012 EMC Sports - Stirling For the 15th year in a row the Stirling Curling Club hosted the Empire Cheese and Butter Bonspiel on December 28 and 29. Everyone was eager to do some curling after all the Christmas festivities. Rick and Kelly Barnard were the convenors of this bonspiel. It was a 16-team spiel with each team playing one 6-end game and two 8-end games. It was once again a huge success with lots of laughter, fun and lots of food. We had the support of five Quinte teams, three

Trenton teams, two West Northumberland teams, one Toronto team, two Land O’ Lakes teams, one Newmarket team and two Stirling teams. The over 200 pounds of cheese came from our sponsor Empire Cheese and Butter Co. in Campbellford. They also donated the delicious fresh curd for us to snack on. Thanks again to Jack Oliver, Dorothy Taylor and their staff for the excellent job getting our order ready and making our event very successful.

“A” Draw Winners 3-Game High Winner was Paul Aitken and his team from Trenton Curling Club. They had a point total of 50 1/4 and each received 12 1/2 pounds of cheese and a bottle of wine. 2-Game High Winner was the team of Dave Collyer from Quinte Curling Club. They had a point total of 32 1/4 and each received 7 1/2 pounds of cheese and a bottle of wine. Second 2-Game Winner was the Rick Barnard team from Stirling Curling

Club. They had a point total of 30 1/2 and received 5 pounds of cheese each. 1-Game High Winner was the Les Martin team from Land O’ Lakes Curling Club. They had a point total of 21 1/2 and each received 2 1/2 pounds of cheese and a bottle of wine. “B” Draw Winners 3-Game High Winner was Jim Stapley and his team from Quinte Curling Club. They had a point total of 48 1/4 and each received 12 1/2 pounds of cheese and a bottle of wine.

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for the prizes were donated by John Murray, John Parker, Nancy Foley and Eileen Barnard. Thanks again to everyone who donated. Thanks to major sponsors Thompson Plumbing, Grills Crane Rental, Landstar Canada, Woodbeck Auto Parts, Stirling Fair Board, XTL. Transport, Northstar Refrigeration, Stewart Graphics, NOCO Fuels, Ice King and Rona. We had a fabulous prize table filled with donated merchandise from local merchants. Thanks to Balu’s Pharmacy, Procter and Gamble, Rona/Cashway Stirling, Village Salon, Stirling Festival Theatre, R&S Home Hardware, Jimmy’s Special Pizza, Lullidaza, Newman, Oliver and McCarten Ins. Canton Restaurant, Northway Family Restaurant, Dairy Queen and Timber Ridge Golf Course.

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2-Game High Winner was the Jeff Clark team from West Northumberland Curling Club. They had a point total of 35 1/4 and each received 7 1/2 pounds of cheese and a bottle of wine. Second 2-Game Winner was the Kerry McCue team from Trenton Curling Club. They had a point total of 33 1/4 and received 5 pounds of cheese each. 1-Game High Winner was the Mark Reid team from Whitby Curling Club. They had a point total of 18 1/2 and each received 2 1/2 pounds of cheese and a bottle of wine. We had an excellent kitchen crew of Eileen Barnard, Helen Reid and Eleanor Hoyle. Lunch was once again cold turkey, ham and roast beef with buns and salads. Thanks to everyone who donated to make our bonspiel a success. The bottles of wine used

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EMC Sports - Brighton Next week, the Brighton Curling Club will be playing host to one leg of the 2013 Strathcona Cup, regarded as the oldest international curling event in the world. Starting in 1903, the prestigious matchup is held once every five years and features teams from Scotland and Canada competing on alternating sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This year’s tour will see the 60 curlers on 15 teams assembled by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club of Scotland arrive on Canadian shores January 9. Invited by the Canadian Curling Association, smaller groups of 20 curlers each will attend opening banquets in Halifax, Ottawa, and Vancouver, representing the three tours—East, Central and West. This year, for the first time, all ten provinces will be involved in Cup play. After about a month of competition, a wrap-up banquet will be held on January 31 in Burlington. The Cup champion is determined on the cumulative results of all games played, this year, 434 at more than 100 clubs. Overall, more than 1,700 Canadians will

participate as opposition and hosts for the Scots. Four of the Scots teams will compete in Brighton at 4 p.m. on January 17 and the public is invited to attend. Local supporters for the world-class event include the Municipality of Brighton, Casa-Dea Estate Winery, Kin Club of Brighton, Brighton Legion Branch 100, Brighton Lions Club and Rotary Club of Brighton. Once the Strathcona Cup festivities conclude, curling club officials turn their attention to the Fairfield Marriott Challenge, which begins the next day. The Brighton and Trenton clubs co-host the annual Ontario Curling Association sanctioned championship, featuring 32 teams from curling clubs across the province competing in a double-knockout bonspiel. Games start at 6:30 p.m. on January 18 and continue at 9:30 a.m. on January 19. Semi-finals begin at 9:30 a.m. on January 20 with the final for all four divisions at 2 p.m. in Trenton. The Trenton Curling Club is located at 293 King Street. The Brighton Curling Club is at 85 Elizabeth Street.

Bling, music and moves keep belly dancers smiling By Bill Freeman

belly dancing session of 2013. “It’s low impact and a lot of fun; we’re very creative and you learn dances and music you’ve never heard before,” the Warkworth resident said. Boyd, a member of the Campbellford-based Firelights dancing group, has been belly dancing for five years, taking it up after receiving a gift certificate from her daughter for a Loyalist College session offered in Campbellford. There was no turning back. The class was split into two groups and the eight in Boyd’s group have been together ever since. “We just continued dancing,” she said. “In the beginning for me it was because my shoulders were very stiff and I needed more flexibility.” Boyd was hooked. “It’s just a wonderful allround activity and you don’t have to worry about doing something wrong.” There’s no set MADOC course program Amazing in Hastings which means Coffee people can drop 41 Prince Albert West in whenever Madoc, K0K 2K0 they want. “You don’t 613-473-9994 have to have any experience. MARMORA We go from the basics and I teach a small routine, a small dance and we 26 Forsyth St., just gave a good Marmora time,” says

EMC Lifestyles - Hastings - It might have been minus 14 outside the Hastings Civic Centre but inside there was a touch of the Mediterranean’s eastern shore as Kerstin Boyd and a group of belly dancing faithful swayed to exotically rhythmic music. Thursday mornings are given over to belly dancing in another one of the popular fitness, exercise and social programs that has made the Civic Centre a hub of wellness activities in the village. “We start from the very basics, then we move into a song and get crazy and start to laugh,” Boyd told the Northwest EMC following the first

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Boyd. What dancers discover and enjoy is the “isolation separating your hips from your chest and your arms from your feet” as well as the rich and mysteriously exotic music that warms up a cold Canadian morning. Boyd and her fellow Firelights continue to take lessons and will soon join a class in Stirling. They also love to perform and made a memorable splash at last summer’s Moroccan Night in Hastings.

the table I think we’ve accomplished as much in this year (than) in any year past,” said Gerow, who celebrated 27 years in elected office this past year and was honoured by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and

EMC News - Havelock Township staff and council should be “very proud” of what they accomplished in the last two years but especially in 2012, says Mayor Ron Gerow. “In all my years around

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“We love to be invited to dance. We just sort of bonded and it’s been a really good group.” Belly dancing is an ancient art and that is another intriguing element that delights Boyd. “There are a lot of different styles; ours is an American mix [of] tribal fusion and a little bit of cabaret because of all of our jingles. We also learn some of the tribal movements and dances. It developed with different tribes and as tribes moved women in these groups would dance to-

gether and share their expertise. Some of these dances tell stories. Bollywood has its own style of music.” “It really is empowering to see women get together of all ages, shapes, sizes and flexibility,” says Boyd. With the “bling, costumes and the music” it all adds up to a fusion of fun. The Hastings classes run Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information call 705-696-3891.

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hope a long-term-care facility will be the next big step forward. Gerow also noted the “significant amount of tax dollars” invested in the township to upgrade township and county roads. He also cited development of the township’s web site as another 2012 highlight. The municipality has put a “lot of work and time in” to make the site more accessible and user friendly and to make sure it was an additional resource for both ratepayers and others interested in what is happening in HBM. Communication remains as important today as it did at the time of amalgamation, he said. “It’s good to be informed.” Gerow said they should look at “every avenue we can to better communicate” with ratepayers as well as colleagues in other townships and public sector partners. As a “conversation piece” Gerow says he wants to explore the “concept” of a quarterly newsletter with perhaps the help of local students. “It’s a concept. There are lots of things council could talk about. It doesn’t have to be a long-drawn out thing, just a communication device. He said he was going to “give it a little more thought” and raise it for further discussion.

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CMH focuses on clinical initiatives to improve seniors care By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Campbellford - Demographics tell the story. As baby boomers age the population of seniors grows and Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) has a number of programs it is initiating to deal with the health issues this presents. For example, its newly introduced “Restorative Care Program” is there to ensure local seniors who have been hospitalized for an illness and are getting well, have additional supports to regain their strength and return home quickly and safely.

Annual funding of $262,700 from the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) means Campbellford’s hospital can offer this program to area seniors. The key benefits include engaging family members and caregivers ensuring they are better informed about individual care plans. As well, levels of individual function and independence “are expected to improve with the support of a multidisciplinary team resulting in a safe transition from hospital to home.” The program ensures that

CMH “is providing an environment … that reduces the chances of patient readmission to the hospital or a prolonged hospital stay.” “The program has helped the hospital reduce the number of its Alternative Level of Care (ALC) patients significantly, said Jan Raine. As well the hospital has partnered with the local office of the Central East Community Care Access Centre and Community Care Northumberland to ensure that patients are linked to services in the community to support their return home. Raine explained that the

“Restorative Care Program” is a transitional program for typically elderly inpatients requiring low intensity therapy to improve their strength, endurance, or functioning so they can return to their homes safely following hospital care. A full-time physiotherapist, a recreational therapist and two part-time physiotherapist assistants support these patients. This added capacity in expertise is allowing the hospital to provide a broader base of its patients with physiotherapy support. “We are working together

with a variety of health care partners to create a hospital experience that is sensitive to the needs of the growing number of older adults we serve. We want to encourage the well-being of seniors and make sure they have the best possible outcome following their hospital stay,” Raine explained. Other ways the hospital is helping seniors is by participation in the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) program. “Our participation in a Behavioural Supports Ontario workshop will give us an opportunity to meet with

other health care professionals and determine what best practices we can introduce at Campbellford Memorial Hospital to ensure we are meeting and serving the needs of our aging adults who live in this area,” said Raine. “These programs are designed to ensure that area seniors receive access to the kind of care they require most that is provided by a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals working together to ensure the best outcome for their patients and their families,” she added.

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