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This is the first year that Hillcrest Public school’s “all day every day kindergarten” program is focusing on play-based learning. Matt Carlaw of Campbellford, back left, dropped in on the students with a cardboard vehicle he made for them to use during their lessons. He is joined by teachers Joy Petherick and Sarah Real, the Early Learning Kindergarten team at Hillcrest. Photo: Sue Dickens

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EMC News - Campbellford - A trailhead on Burnbrae Road could soon become a reality if a request by the Eastern Ontario Trails Association (EOTA) for funding is given the go-ahead. Cindy Cassidy, EOTA’s general manager, asked Trent Hills Council to consider giving $5,000 toward the project which is expected to cost $15,000 to $20,000. A line item in the proposed budget, council will make a decision during final budget deliberations. “This is an opportunity for the EOTA and the municipality to work together to address the need for trail users to have a place to park and access the trail,” said Cassidy during her presentation. “This would give trail users a chance, when visiting your area, to stop at your local businesses to get what they might need before leaving on their trip as well as when they arrive back,” she added.

The EOTA manages the Trent Hills portion which runs from Hoards Station to Burnbrae and from Campbellford to Hastings. There is no funding provided by the municipality as of yet. According to Cassidy an estimated 25,000 people are accessing the trail system. “They are staying overnight and they need food and fuel,” she noted. Cassidy also said, “It used to be that 65 per cent were from within eastern Ontario and 28 per cent from the GTA and southern Ontario. Now it’s 54 per cent from Greater Toronto and southern Ontario.” Other municipalities are including the EOTA as a “line item” in their budgets. “They have seen a return on the investment,” said Cassidy. The EOTA was formed in September 1997 and incorporated as not-forprofit in 1999. The board is made up of representa-

tives of local municipalities, business, tourism, adjacent landowner/farmer and user groups. Councillor Meirion Jones is the Trent Hills council rep. Having implemented a user-pay system based on four-season use there are ongoing maintenance costs and funds are sought from municipal, provincial and federal government programs to help support the plan. To date the EOTA has raised just over $5,600,000. An EOTA economic impact study indicates that over a ten-year build out period the economic and tourism benefits could be $45.8 million and create 1,659 jobs based on the 520-kilometre trail network. To date the number of full-time jobs created by EOTA is 96 plus with National Trails Coalition (NTC) funding another 78. Cassidy talked about funding from the Ministry of Tourism through the Please see “EOTA” on page 3

EMC News - Campbellford - “It is great when you see students working together to solve problems and making sense of their world.” Those are the words of Joy Petherick who along with Sarah Real are the Early Learning Kindergarten team at Hillcrest Public School in Campbellford. This is the first year that the school’s “all day every day kindergarten” program is focusing on play-based learning. It’s an opportunity for children to explore their world and develop and practise social and language skills as well as enhance their self-confidence. It involves language, math, science and technology, the arts and health and physical activity. For students such as Talia Corbeil and Ava WardLevesque it was a chance to have some fun and learn at the same time. “Look at me,” said Talia as she climbed into a box made to look like a vehicle, with her classmate Ava, who was all smiles. The two are among the approximately 22 kindergarten pupils, both Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK), who are participating in the program. The box car project in our classroom began when a couple of students decided that they wanted to make a box car after finding an article in a “Chirp” magazine, explained Petherick. “Their enthusiasm soon spread to the entire class,” she said. “The students began compiling lists of material they would possibly need. It really ballooned from there, and before we knew it we had a gas station/mechanic shop/car wash, students preparing for their licence and then taking their driving test,” she added with enthusiasm. For the children it meant Please see “All” on page 3

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Havelock celebrates Burns and haggis

Jim Naismith, past president of the Rotary Club of Renfrew in west Scotland, was in fine form during his performance of Burns’ rollicking Address To A Haggis during the second annual Burns Celebration hosted by the Rotary Club of Havelock. In the background is Martin Moir, another Renfrew Rotary past president who was the evening’s genial host. Photo: Bill Freeman

lock and Renfrew, Scotland, but the powerful and brilliant voice of Robert Burns has united them in fellowship and good cheer. For the second year in a row the two clubs joined together to present a reverently rambunctious celebration of the genius poet whose celebrated verse and prose echoes eloquently through the ages, as perceptive and humane and as mischievously pert today as it ever was. Jim Naismith, past president of the Renfrew club and a member of the Greenock Burns Club, the oldest in the world, kicked the evening off with a spirited recitation of Burns’ Address To A Haggis which followed greetings and The Selkirk Grace by fellow Renfrew member Martin Moir and a piped escort by Adam Louttit. Naismith also regaled the audience with the Holy Willies Prayer and Tam

Strathclyde University student and Johnstone Pipe Band member Adam Louttit pipes in the haggis during the second annual Burns Celebration. Carrying in the Scottish “delicacy� on the ceremonial salver is Havelock Rotarian Dave Woodside. Louttit is also a member of the Roteract Club of Renfrew. Photo: Bill Freeman

O’Shanter while Stuart Naismith, a University of West Scotland graduate and frequent guest speaker at Burns’ dinners, talked about the “immortal memory� of the great Scottish writer. Stevie Callaghan recited The Dundee Ghost and The Pill while piper Louttit performed the Mair Pipes and recited the Willie Wassle, a poetical assessment of the ungorgeous wife of a local weaver. The evening ended with a warm collective singing of Burns’ Auld Lang Syne, the second most sung song in the world.

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tourism development fund for a signage program on Highway 401 to direct trail users to where they can park. Businesses will have the opportunity to promote themselves “in key locations along the trail through the signage program adding economic and tourism benefits,� said Cassidy. The EOTA has partnered with more than 88 accommodations, restaurants, dealerships, fuel stations and other services. Packages are showcased on the EOTA web site. A total of 86 packages were sold in 2009, 147 sold in 2010 and 152 in 2011. “One of the accommodations now sells more ATV overnight stays than fishing,� said Cassidy. Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan commented on

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a series of life learning moments. And soon more cardboard boxes were needed as the students built their vehicles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We now have a John Deere tractor, milk truck, school bus, princess carriage, police car, tow truck and many others,â&#x20AC;? said Petherick with a grin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The students even made a UPS vehicle and now take our class attendance to the office using it and make sure they get a required signature before dropping it off.â&#x20AC;? The pupils also had the opportunity to meet â&#x20AC;&#x153;the UPS gentleman who comes to our school and see his vehicle and get pictures with him.â&#x20AC;? It is all very exciting for everyone. The new program which is being adopted by public elementary schools across the province means the students also do a lot of writing as they make appointments and a lot of numeracy as they do things such as make change for the car wash and pay the mechanic on duty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have found that us-

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Community Care move a breath of fresh air By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Havelock It’s a “happy news” story and a breath of fresh air for Community Care in Havelock. The busy volunteer organization has shut the door on its second-hand smoke tainted Quebec Street space and moved west to Concession Street and the former Style Fitness Centre. “It will be a better space,” co-ordinator Tammy Ross said of the new, fully accessible office which is a short stroll north of Tim Hortons and one that provides volunteers and clients with the luxury of ample parking, a big change from their downtown location. Second-hand smoke from apartments above their Quebec Street office had become an obvious and dispiriting concern that made it increasingly difficult for staff and

clients to operate. The organization has 75 volunteers and 275 clients. A presentation to council December 10 publicized the health concerns and the need for a change. During the visit, executive director Danielle Belair and board president Geoff Quirt stated their case for a municipal grant to assist with rent at the new Concession Street office. Council agreed to a “onetime grant [of $2,500] for 2013 with a provision that in 2014 we look at this from a budgeting perspective and on an annual basis and find the proper way to bring it into [the township’s] budget.” “It is a very happy story to start the new year,” Ross told the Northwest EMC surrounded by boxes that were transported to the new office Monday morning.

Linda MacCrinnon, who volunteers with Community Care Havelock’s New to You store, is more than happy with the move to their new office location on Concession Street in the former Style Fitness Centre. The move took place Monday and its business as usual at Community Care. Photo: Bill Freeman

“It’s the newest place we’ve ever been. It will be nice.” Air quality had made it difficult to recruit office volunteers, she noted. They had

even lost volunteers because of the bad air. Clothes in the New to You store were also tainted by smoke. The clothes are being laundered by a vol-

unteer. Ross admits there was some initial criticism about a move from downtown but that “negative feedback” has subsided. “It came at the very beginning but the past two or three weeks people have been more positive.” And everyone recognizes that the smoke situation was intolerable, she added. The new office is still nearby, Ross stressed, and will be completely accessible, something the Quebec Street office was not. “We’re getting a lift so it’s going to be accessible to people who have maybe not been able to come here. We’ve had a few falls by volunteers and clients.” At Concession Street there will be a private office with a door and a reception area, also with a door, and the New

to You shop located where dance classes were once held. The office is on the other side where the centre’s exercise machines were housed. The door to the reception area will be closed only when client confidentiality has to be protected. “We like to keep that door open so people realize the office is the reason the fund raiser is there not the other way around,” said Ross. “We’re pretty excited about all the new stuff we can do; sure we’re off the main street and that’s going to take a while for people to get used to.” She fully expects to pick up new people who travel north toward County Road 46. “We’ve been out of the way for them and now we’re going to be right on their way.” An open house will be held March 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Community Living seeks portraits for “living mosaic” exhibition By Bill Freeman

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Extracurricular activities will start soon at CDHS By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Campbellford - Extracurricular activities should be starting again at Campbellford District High School (CDHS). In an announcement by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) it stated on their web site that the Provincial Council of the OSSTF has voted to recommend to members to suspend their political action related to ex-

tra-curricular and voluntary activities. “There is an overwhelming sense of relief in the school by all parties involved and CDHS will be back to business as usual in the next few weeks,” commented CDHS Principal Jeffrey Stewart, in an email to EMC on Monday. “The usual spring sports will be starting soon, the music students will be off to compete at nationals and

students’ council will be running their full slate of student activities and fund raising,” he added. Ken Coran, president of OSSTF stated, “We expect that this sign of good will from our members will prompt the government to have genuine discussions that can lead to a fair resolution to this current impasse. “We still maintain that voluntary activities are just that: voluntary. We encour-

age members to review recent information and decide if they are willing to return to participating in the activities we know they feel so passionately about,” he added. Within minutes of the OSSTF releasing its decision Premier Kathleen Wynne issued a statement stating, “I’m happy to hear the results of today’s vote by OSSTF members, and I’m so glad that teachers, support

staff and students across the province will once again enjoy the extracurricular activities and programs that mean so much to them.” Reports on Monday on CTV News following a press conference, said Coran estimated that 20 per cent of teachers will likely never return to volunteering for after-school clubs and teams, while another 20 per cent didn’t support the boycott of extracurriculars in the

first place. The OSSTF, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, university support staff, and many others in education.

Politicians could learn a thing or two from young orators By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Norwood - It would have done some of our federal and provincial politicians good to watch the oratorical showcase at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 300 on Saturday. Local students from Grade 2 to 8 put on an entertaining display of persuasive eloquence, spicing their speeches with humour, wisdom and good sense. And while there were awards presented, the real purpose of the event is to allow young people to talk about something they are passionate about, all in good fun and with an impressive range of insights. An afternoon spent with these young Ciceros would have left people more knowledgeable about things like

aspartame, Canadian animals, Fort Henry, twins, fishing, Disney, deafness, premature babies, inspiring Canadians, stupid drivers and bullying and much more. “I admire them tremendously because I wouldn’t have dared do this at their age,” Branch 300 youth education officer Rob Howat said of the youngest group of Grade 2 and 3 students who paraded up to the dais and commanded their audience with aplomb. The speakers “focused, they set their mind and they’re determined; they’re doing what a lot of adults can’t do,” he told the Northwest EMC. “I think it’s essential that children have these things to do,” Howat, himself a fluent public speaker, said. “It’s what the children

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Elementary division participants in the annual Royal Canadian Branch 300 public speaking competition take the stage for a photo including first-place winner Kathleen Walsh (centre front), second-place speaker Abigail Shepstone (second from left centre) and third-place finisher Claire Walsh (second from right, front row). Joining them are Erika Smith, Adriann Fluke, Mitchell Crowley and Tori Reynolds. Also in the photo are Branch 300 president Jason Calder, back row left and youth education officer Rob Howat. Photo: Bill Freeman

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About that Home of the Brave editorial Wars. He appears to have missed the Nazi bombing of highly populated civilian areas such as Paris and London, or the Allied response bombing Berlin in which tens of thousands of innocent civilians were slaughtered, or perhaps it didn’t fit his narrative. “Legal or not, can anything be more cowardly than killing people from thousands of miles away not to mention the fact that positive identification of suspects is iffy at best,” Terry asks. I would suggest that sitting behind a keyboard “thousands of miles away” demonizing those who have chosen to serve their country’s military in ANY capacity is without question more cowardly! Terry continues his tirade with “For a nation that prides itself on democracy, laws and “innocent until proven

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

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

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Pakistan disapprove of the behaviour of the United States.” When Pakistanis agree to turn down the billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars they receive annually and withdraw all citizenship applications to the U.S., then I will entertain their disapproval. In closing, my vote for the “tin foil hat award” is still up in the air. But if they do introduce an award for dishonesty or journalistic cowardice, Terry will have my vote!! Francis MacDonald, Trenton

his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Most serious offending countries from the worst to lesser are: 1) North Korea, 2) Saudi Arabia, 3) Afghanistan, 4) Iraq, 5) Somalia, 6) Maldives, 7) Mali 8) Iran 9) Yemen 10) Eritrea 11) Syria, 12) Sudan, 13) Nigeria etc. (data from World Watch <open->) Thousands are imprisoned or killed monthly just because of their beliefs: hundreds of thousands are imprisoned in North Korea; 58 Ethiopians are currently in prison for meeting in a home because there are no churches etc. in Saudi Arabia; Al Shabbab (Al Qaeda), in Somalia, daily slaughters non-Muslims; Ansar Dine (Al Qaeda) in Mali is using ten-yearold child solders, cutting off thieves’ hands, and women’s ears if not dressed in a niqab; Saeed Abedini, an American visiting relatives and a family of eight are currently in the notorious Evin prison in Iran for converting; approximately

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

Looking back in history, the settlement was known as River Trent and later as Trent Port. It was incorporated as the village of Trenton in 1853. Every thing you read in history books was built around the Trent. Ever since the Trent canal began construction in 1833, it was an important milestone for the people of the River Trent. Then began the old covered bridge. Built in 1833, indeed it was a landmark of Trenton. Many of our founding fathers would have never allowed this name to change.

Even our air base has taken on the name Canadian Forces Base Trenton. Now what would happen if they changed that to Quinte West Forces Base? I am sure our Trenton fathers who had served as mayors who greatly contributed to the economic well being of Trenton, are rolling over in their graves. Most of our architectural heritage is gone now and what next will we see fade in the wind, the name Trenton? I for one think whoever sat within the walls of City

Hall had made a bad mistake and needed their heads shook to allowed this to happen. It has been years that they’ve pushed the words Quinte West down our throats but to me when people ask where Quinte West is, I say we are in the Quinte area … all wards. Trenton is our city and the name shall be stuck in my head till I die. Read your old history and keep forever Trenton … TRENTON … not QUINTE WEST. Susan Anderson-Sirois, Trenton


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human as you are? I cannot believe it.” Well Mr. Tutu, non-citizens who wage war against the U.S. are not entitled to due process. And “we”? “us”? Tutu appears to be aligning himself with some rather shady characters! But to answer the archbishop’s question, if you are a jihadist bent on the annihilation of Israeli Jews and Western “infidels” (including editor Terry Bush and Tutu), then yes, I am more human than you are!! Terry notes that “90 per cent of the population of

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toward America. Terry then quotes Archbishop Desmond Tutu: “Do the United States and its people really want to tell those of us who live in the rest of the world that our lives are not of the same value as yours? That President Obama can sign off on a decision to kill us with less worry about judicial scrutiny than if the target is American? Would your Supreme Court really want to tell humankind that we, like the slave Dred Scott in the 19th century are not as

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


Bahrain again

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

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

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Department of Religious freedom

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

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

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


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Absent is the word “honesty” cancelled gas power plant schedules that the Tories say were vote buys … and caused McGuinty to Prorogue Parliament and resign as premier to avoid further investigation. Ms. Wynne was very much involved with McGuinty’s regime as was Deb Mathews, Minister of Health and Long Term Care and now deputy-premier. Now I like Deb Mathews, but she’s had her hand all over this last decade, and it saddens me when she stands up in the Legislature and looks straight into the camera and says she wasn’t aware of Chris Mazza’s shenanigans. Both Ms. Wynne and Ms. Matthews have held cabinet posts since 2003. They have the inside information. Even as late as last week, the government released more information on the gas plants: Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli bragged, “We took the initiative when we found out about these documents to release them of our own volition.” Wow! Ms. Wynne states she


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policy. It only serves to enrich the industrial military complex who have perfected the art of fear-mongering to line their pockets and ensure that this war on terror will last an eternity. It was nice to see your

editorial in the local media because we rarely see this honesty in the larger dailies or through other mainstream media platforms. Cheers, Harry Leslie Smith, Belleville

Fire Prevention Committee heats up its message By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Trent Hills The volunteer firefighters gathered at Station 600 on an evening in February bringing many years of expertise and experience to the table. There were ten that night and they were there to talk with EMC about their proactive role as members of the newly formed Trent Hills Fire Prevention Committee. The concept is not new but the makeup of the group is as the result of the recent amalgamation of the fire halls, Campbellford, Hastings and Warkworth. Now called fire stations 600, 1100 and 1400, the Trent Hills Fire Department is moving forward as one firefighting unit under the leadership of Fire Chief Tim Blake. The Trent Hills Fire Prevention Committee is reflecting that philosophy and the firefighters were there preparing for another year of getting their message across through awareness and education. The goal of the committee, said firefighter Randy Dunkley, committee chair, “is to make the community fire safe.” “What firefighters were doing in Warkworth, Campbellford and Hastings may have differed in some nature but now the committee is go-


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the flyers. I happened to read your editorial on the drone attacks the U.S. employs in its war on terror. I must say I was very surprised and very pleased by your honest assessment of this horrendous military

Fire prevention through awareness and education is the message of the newly amalgamated Trent Hills Fire Prevention Committee: front row, from left, Brad Patfield, captain; Robert Franken, firefighter; Bill Reid, firefighter; Don Sayles, captain; back row, from left, Back row Kevin Fillier, firefighter, Paul Dawson, firefighter; Randy Dunkley, captain and committee chair; John Austin, station commander; Patrick Elliot, captain and committee secretary; Rick Thain, firefighter. Photo: Sue Dickens

ing to put the puzzle together and make it more co-ordinated, more harmonized,” Dunkley explained. They are true to the department’s mission statement which is to prevent and/or reduce the incidents of fires by increasing the awareness and knowledge of the citizens of Trent Hills. For volunteer Pat Elliott, a committee member, this means, “having us more visible so the public knows who we are. “We want the public to know we can be approached … if there is any issue they are concerned about, if they are concerned about their house and have a question,” he added, noting the fire halls are open to the public. “We want to make sure


the word is out there; we’re a public service not a policing agency. We’re not coming down with a heavy hand. We’re there to help. We don’t want hesitation approaching us because that is what we’re here for,” said firefighter Kevin Fillier. Their number one priority continues to be educating people on the need for smoke alarms. “We’ve gone on about smoke alarms for years and it is still surprising to walk into homes and still see smoke alarms with no batteries,” said Dunkley. Fillier noted, “The Ontario Fire Marshal has decreed zero tolerance on not having smoke alarms.” Wireless alarms which provide connectivity from a workshop or garage to the home are being promoted.

As part of their prevention strategy firefighters go into the schools on a regular basis with their fire safety message, usually to Grades 4, 5 and 6. “We’re trying to expand that program to hit some of the older grades and tailor programs to those students as they get ready to graduate and enter the real world so that they remember the things that they are taught,” Elliott commented. From open houses to distributing hundreds of fire safety books to the local elementary schoolchildren, the committee has plenty to do. Firefighters will be at many of the public events in Trent Hills this year. Their next awareness day is planned at station 1400 during Warkworth’s Maple Syrup weekend March 9 and 10.

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wants to be a collaborative premier; if she’s serious about this, she must clean the slate. Ontarians deserve and demand this. Shelby J. Lawrence, Stirling

Dear Editor, I believe any moratorium to stop the wind turbines, until further health and economic risks have been evaluated, must include all proposed installations in Ontario, no matter how far along the development phase they are at this point. Would we find it acceptable if the federal or provincial government left possibly tainted meat on the shelves allowed pharmacies to dispense drugs they knew were potentially harmful didn’t issue “Boil Water Advisories” until studies of possible deleterious effects were completed a year


Dear Editor, We have a new premier in Ontario. Not one we’ve elected, but one foisted upon us. The new premier says her government is guided by values of fairness, diversity, collaboration and creativity. Glaringly absent is the word “honesty.” Ms. Wynne presents herself as a pleasant person, but she’s from the group that’s been in power in Ontario for the last nine years. The group that’s given us a $257.3-billion debt. A debt that’s increasing by $66.8 million per day. These are government figures. They are viewed by many as underestimates. The Liberal government Ms. Wynne is now leading and is asking us to trust and support gave us the ORNG Scandal that included cost overruns, huge salaries and secret kickbacks, increased health premiums and EHealth scandal that forced the resignation of the then Health Minister David Caplan. Then we have the recent

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Reality Check: EMC Lifestyles - I consider myself a fairly intelligent person, but there are some things I will never understand. Last week, for instance, I stopped by a little takeout restaurant to treat my daughters to Indian food. But I couldn’t get a parking spot, because the payday advance store right next door was bursting at the seams (it was a Friday night). I will never understand payday advances. If you can’t make it through to the next pay cheque without an advance this month, what makes you think you can make it through next month— when you’ll have even less money to stretch? I don’t understand the lure of lottery tickets, either. Let’s say you spend $5 a

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week on the lottery. What’s five bucks, right? But take that $5 and invest it, and you’re investing $250 a year. That’s $2,500 over ten years, not including interest. How many people who buy lottery tickets win $2,500? Basically they’re throwing money away. I watched the Gangnam Style video, along with a few billion other people. I don’t get that, either. It wasn’t that funny. I admit to chuckling watching a three-year-old dance it on Ellen, but other than that, I suppose I fail when it comes to pop culture. And I’ve never understood Bratz dolls. Why would you buy a child a toy that emulates a brat? Do you want her to think it’s

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cute? It sounds like a sad, self-fulfilling prophecy. I’m also baffled by desserts that don’t include chocolate. Sure you may like apple pie or lemon tortes, but chocolate is so much better. If you had a choice, why would you reach for something subpar? When it comes to clothes, I’ve never really understood bikinis. Very, very few women who wear them actually look good in them, because once gravity happens, it doesn’t unhappen. And if you are one of the few teenage girls who looks awesome in one, you shouldn’t be wearing it for a whole host of other reasons. It’s not like I think extra fabric is the answer to everything, though. I don’t

wear them when there’s snow and ice. Maybe it’s all a diabolical plan to ensure that every woman walking outdoors in winter has to take the hand of a guy. That at least would make sense. Finally, the thing perplexing me most lately is families who go berserk about money. Mom dies and all the siblings are fighting over who gets her rings. Or no one speaks to each other for years afterwards because someone claimed Grandma’s armoire. Do we really want to take the most important relationships we have and boil them all down to money? This life is too short for that. Why not let yourself be wronged a little bit, and just let it go? Isn’t a sibling, or a parent, or a

Sheila Wray Gregoire child, more important than being right? Sometimes being right just leaves you alone. And there are too many confusing things in this world to have to walk through these days without people we love.

Fairy gardening

EMC Lifestyles - One of the good things about being a garden writer is that you get to read a lot of other garden writers’ work. Some of it is very, very good. There is an interesting balance to be struck between writing for entertainment and writing for education and it is rare that you find both being covered off very well. Many times, we’ll read a book that discusses the basics of gardening and, while we know the author(s) are

wonderful folks, there is something that is not being conveyed. Perhaps we can label that as “passion.” Then there is the other end of scale, gushing purple prose that is akin to a mental equivalent of trying to eat a pound of refined sugar. I have before me a book that has just the right balance with a delightfully intriguing topic: fairy gardening. Gentle Reader, there is a tremendous amount of lore about fairies and it does make fascinating reading. However, neither the book nor this column is about any of that. Fairies, here, resemble humans and their wings can be similar to a butterfly or a dragonfly; think Tinker Bell from Peter Pan. To the book itself: Fairy Gardening, Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden is co-authored by Julie Bawden-Davis and Beverly Turner. Such a book

depends upon the quality of the photographs contained there-in and Xuong Do’s work is exquisite. Fairy Gardening is all about creating miniature real-life environments for our friends to inhabit. Each vignette tells a tale and evokes a memory, for either the creator or the viewer. And that is the essence of this form of miniature gardening: to tell the tale in such a manner that the listener is completely drawn into the scene. In one garden, a composite of characters from Lewis Carroll’s imagination are strategically scattered through a checkerboard landscape providing the viewer with delighted smiles as each figure is “discovered.” A different garden shows a fairy princess curtseying to a frog and we listen in to the conversation; and, in yet another, a wee fairy sees a tipped over tea cup and we wonder, too, how it happened.

EMC News - Trent Hills Grieving the death of a loved one is hard work. It is not something one has to do alone. That is the philosophy of the Community Care Northumberland’s (CCN) palliative care program which offers grief support for residents of Trent Hills. “Upon my husband’s passing, I was devastated and offered grief support, which at first I refused, saying, I don’t need that, I am strong, I can cope but my emotional state was fragile. I decided to accept the offer and joined a small group of other grieving souls and this helped greatly,” said Shirley Brown of Campbellford. Community Care Northumberland’s Hospice Pal-

liative Care Program offers both individual and group grief support in Trent Hills, states the organization in a press release. Its programs include one-to-one support in which trained volunteers provide support to clients and their families in homes, long-term-care facilities and hospitals. It also offers group support by providing eight two-hour sessions facilitated by trained volunteers. Each group is facilitated by CCN’s specially trained bereavement volunteers. This peer support format is designed to bring together people with similar life experiences who can better relate and can consequently offer more authentic empathy and validation. They

can also provide practical solutions to coping with the loss of loved ones. “We encourage members of the community to contact our agency so that they can get the support they need,” said Cheryl McFarlane, regional co-ordinator. The grief support program runs for eight consecutive weeks and begins in Trent Hills on Wednesday, March 6, taking place every Wednesday until April 24 from 1 until 3 p.m. at the CCN office, 174 Oliver Road, Campbellford. There is no fee to participate but pre-registration is required. For more information about hospice palliative care programs in Trent Hills call Chrystalla at 705653-5208.

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understand our current fascination with hemming pants so that they touch the floor. Am I the only one who finds this super inconvenient in the winter with slush and puddles and snow? And if they’re hemmed the right length when I have on heels, what happens when I’m at home in my sock feet? I’m forever stepping on my pants. Not good. Another pet peeve of mine is women’s boots with no traction. It seems like we have two choices when it comes to boots: clunky ugly ones that keep you upright, or lovely, beautiful ones that turn every small patch of ice into a skating rink. They’re boots, people. That means you’re supposed to

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Of course, you just don’t buy some small plants and doll house accessories, cobble them together in a pot and call that a fairy garden. Fairy Gardening is very well thought out as it takes the student through the various steps and considerations for creating these little landscapes. Everything you know about designing a garden is needed here. The technique of “layering” from interior decorating is also employed. Scale must be consistent throughout so that all figures and plants relate to each other as they would if they were full size. Leaf sizes, bark texture, and flowers all must match. In many miniature gardens a scale of 1:12 is used. A fourinch-tall fairy would be four feet in full size. A flower one inch across would be one foot in diameter; that’s a big bloom. Would it fit the scene? Where this book differs

from others is the discussion about animating the scene. It is more than starting with a theme, which of course is where you must start but it also suggests some questions to ask. Simple things like the body position of the fairy figurine should generate ideas. If she is looking up, what is in her line of sight? Is she holding out her skirts? The book actually provides us with two suggestions for this: one is she is harvesting apples (cotoneaster fruit) and the other is preparing to catch a teddy bear stuck in a tree. A seated fairy might be placed on a bench, a tree limb, or a fence. Why is the little boy there? Is he watching something? Perhaps friends are playing and he is ready to hop off and join in. Is someone calling him home for supper? Naturally there are instructions about how to assemble your garden, how to

select accessories that augment the scene and where you can get them (in the U.S.), and a list of plants sorted by ground cover, shrubs and trees. These are clearly written and kept to the basics: I really like the way the writers give us credit for being able to think things through. This book is sure to become the go-to manual for miniature gardening. Practical actions and whimsical thought are woven together in a delightful juxtaposition that will have readers reaching for their drawing pads. Published by Sky Horse in the United States, Fairy Gardening has a U.S. retail price of $16.95, is available through Amazon Books on line for $14.40 CDN and for the same price through Indigo. The Canadian publisher is Thomas Allen & Son who plans to release it March 6, with a price tag of $19.95 CDN.

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EMC News - Community recognition program certificates of achievement were presented by Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan to, from left, Des Conacher, past chair of the Trent Hills Heritage Advisory Committee and Judy Pearce, chair. The presentation was made at a recent council on behalf of the Ontario Heritage Trust which recognizes people for their outstanding contributions made to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario’s heritage. Deputy-mayor Rosemary Kelleher-MacLennan, the council rep on the committee and Jim Peters, director of planning, were also recognized for their hard work. Photo: Sue Dickens Northwest EMC - Thursday, February 28, 2013




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Mayor looks at ways to donate to Pedal for Hope EMC News - Trent Hills Although Trent Hills’ council did not support a request for a donation to the ninth annual Pedal for Hope, they are looking at other ways to come up with some money. Constable Jason Clarke of

the Peterborough County OPP asked council at a recent meeting if they would donate to the fund-raising event that will come to Trent Hills. “It’s been our practice the last ten years that council has not extended any monies on

items like this from municipal coffers,” said Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan. “But we have other ways of doing that,” he added, noting that could include raising money “from within our own council, perhaps include our staff, or perhaps through our Police Services Board.” In an article last week in EMC it was reported that Norwood Township Council turned down the request for a donation. Constable Clarke told council that the money would be used toward the purchase of prizes for students who raise the most money for Pedal for Hope. Among the prizes are a skateboard with the Pedal for Hope logo on it, gift certificates for Subway and iPods.

“Our most popular prize is the iPod touch. The purchase price is $225,” said Constable Clarke. The name of the donor who covers the cost of an iPod is engraved on the back of it. For the past eight years police officers from the Peterborough-Lakefield Police Service, the OPP and the RCMP have joined the Canadian Cancer Society to organize Pedal for Hope. Officers complete a 1,000-kilometre bicycling tour of Peterborough County, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton Highlands and Northumberland County over a period of three weeks. The tour this year starts on April 19 and 50 to 60 schools in those areas will be visited.

“We make a presentation, a skit, we have a video and ice cream eating competitions as well to have some fun and we do head shaves,” said Constable Clarke. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness and understanding for local children battling cancer, as well as funds to assist in finding a cure and treatments through pediatric cancer research. “We have raised $1.6 million over the past eight years,” he said. Even more encouraging than the financial success is the rapport that has been built between the officers and the students in the school,” said Constable Clarke in a letter with details that he distributed at the council meeting.

EMC News - Campbellford - A Campbellford male who posted a sign in his window that he wanted a female dead has been arrested. Northumberland Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint on Sunday, February 17, at approximately 11:55 p.m. indicating that a male had threatened a female at a Front Street, Campbellford, apartment complex by posting a sign in his window that he wanted

her dead. OPP went to a Bridge Street, Campbellford, address and spoke with a female who reported that a male suspect was telling people that he wanted her dead and had posted a sign in his apartment window at the Front Street apartments. Police went to the apartment building and observed a white sheet of paper facing out with a grammatically incorrect sign stating the

threat to the victim and the date. OPP have arrested and charged David Montgomery, 60, of Campbellford with one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm. He was released on a promise to appear and an undertaking to an officer in charge to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday, March 20, at 9:30 a.m.

“The enthusiasm showed by the kids is nothing short of awe-inspiring,” he added. Last year Campbellford District High School (CDHS) “was one of our more active schools, had one of the higher donations and a higher number of students participating in head shaves.” The school raised just over $3,000 with 68 students and three staff participating. This year the tour will be returning to CDHS and coming to Hastings Public School. “I am sure that we will be participating with at least one of the iPods. How we do that we’ll have to get back to you,” said Mayor Macmillan.

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Constable Jason Clarke of the Peterborough County OPP appeared before Trent Hills’ council asking for a donation to Pedal for Hope. Although the mayor said, “It’s been our practice the last ten years that council has not extended any monies on items like this from municipal coffers,” efforts will be made to raise money for a donation in other ways. Photo: Sue Dickens

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since 2005, says that has made a “huge difference” in terms of money raised. “This is a really nice group to work with,” she says. “I love books and I love to see the library thriving. It’s just a nice way of serving the community.” The organization helps raise the profile of the Hastings library branch while also contributing financially to address some “wish list” items that aren’t included in the budget. It has also hosted extremely well-received author’s nights. In the past the group has helped pay for special DVD shelves and an artificial fireplace that graces the reading nook near the magazine section of the library. “It’s general awareness and it raises the profile for people who do come in,” says Santon. She says the group is planning another author’s night this fall and are hoping to match the success they had with last year’s visit by Drew Hayden Taylor. “[That] was a big success and we think the next one will be similar.”




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a bank account. I think the community wants to see something tangible soon.” The enthusiasm for the UTF victory has not ebbed and continues to act as a unifying bond in the community, she says. “Giving [Hastings residents] a chance to grant the evaluations was really important; it was a community win and they’ve been involved right from the beginning. To me winning the Ultimate Fishing Town title was secondary to seeing how Hastings rallied together for this. I have no words for those experiences, it was awesome.” “I was moved by the way the community came together in a way that I’ve never seen in my 30 years of being a Hastings resident,” Smith said. “I know Hastings is special, and not just for this reason, and it’s the greatest feeling in the world when you see other people, some you know, some you don’t, see how special Hastings is too” “We are a tight-knit community and when something like this comes around we really know how to rally together and get things done for the good of the town.” “Hastings had such a wonderful year and it was great to see people standing a little taller,” she said. Smith hopes they can make the winning announcement at the March 6 meeting.

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Council wants more information on “Backpacks for Kids” By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Havelock Township council wants more information on the annual Backpacks for Kids program they have supported in past years and to clarify what social agency will deliver the initiative this year. Council received a letter from the United Way of Peterborough and District inviting “community

partnerships” to provide backpacks for school-aged kids in the township and that prompted Deputymayor Andy Sharpe to ask for more information about the program. Sharpe was under the impression the program was delivered through social services and wondered why they were receiving a request from the United Way.

“I don’t know if this is an additional request to council,” he said. “Backpacks for Kids is a special project of the United Way of Peterborough and District which began ten years ago after finding that there was a great need for back to school student and parent support in Peterborough and [the] county,” explains Lisa Smith, director

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of the local United Way’s Community Impact. During those ten years the program has provided approximately 8,432 backpacks to children in need within the city and county, Smith says. “Community funding and the continual support we receive from gift inkind donations are an integral part to the success of the program,” she added. Last year HBM council gave the program $270 which helped purchase backpacks for students at Havelock-Belmont Public School. The United Way estimated it would require 12 backpacks for local elementary students and four for intermediate-aged

children. At an estimated cost of $16 per backpack for elementary students and $19 each for intermediate and high school students the United Way was able to come up with a price tag for HBM to meet the local need. Each year the request for backpacks grows by about five per cent, says Smith, in part because the program now reaches out to high school students. “Even with the tremendous support we receive we still cannot meet the need identified by schools,” Smith told councillors last year. Each pack contains common things like pens, paper, pencils, calculators, binders, glue, markers and

math kits. All supplies are purchased wholesale “to allow our dollar to be used as effectively as possible,” Smith adds. It’s a program township council keenly supports. “Certainly it is evident they are for our community and that’s what we asked for,” Mayor Ron Gerow said. Gerow said the issue was discussed by county councillors last year and said there are “a couple of overlaps in this program. “We said last year we needed to know the numbers and they were provided through the United Way. We should check it out and make sure which way it’s going to be done.”

EMC News - Havelock will be the centre of attention when Community Care Peterborough makes its

big “Win-Win Winter” raffle draw March 20. The draw with a $2,500 Pot O’ Gold grand prize, a $500 second prize and $250 third prize will be made during Havelock Community Care diner’s club. The $5 tickets are available at all Community Care offices in Peterborough County, including Norwood and Havelock, and in the City of Peterborough. In the photo, Havelock community development co-ordinator Tammy Ross and volunteer Bev Bince show off some of the raffle draw tickets. Photo: Bill Freeman


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Little Pigs find themselves in good company these days sharing library space with the likes of Antigone, Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick and Gone With the Wind, all books that have been challenged and attacked because they have offended people who believe censorship trumps freedom of speech. Libraries and the book publishing industry across Canada have been celebrating Freedom to Read Week and they’ve made a point of highlighting books, some beloved classics, that have been challenged by people demanding they be pulled from shelves and dropped from school curricula. Frank Asch’s Ziggy Piggy has upset some parents in Canada because the popular children’s picture book doesn’t end with a character-improving moral, says Asphodel-Norwood Public Library CEO Kris Van Luven who chose Asch’s book and Maxine’s Trees by Diane



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Celebrating our freedom to read Leger for her special banned book story time. The township’s library also used Freedom to Read Week to remind patrons that reading without fear of punishment is a right Canadians should cherish. “What we love about Freedom to Read Week is that is sparks so much discussion,” Van Luven said. “We love to hear people talk about books and the content of books, especially with books that are classics.” “We wanted to encourage people to read; there’s always a mystique that goes along with those books that might have been banned or challenged.” The lists are surprisingly long in both Canada and the United States; in some countries reading itself is considered subversive; in Afghanistan women have been brutalized and murdered for learning to read. It’s astonishing to learn, or perhaps not, that in the United States a Texas school district removed Herman Melville’s iconic 1851 Moby Dick from an English class reading list because it “conflicted with [their] values.” In the U.S.A., wellknown books like The Great Gatsby, For Whom the Bell Tolls and Maurice Sendak’s children’s book Where The Wild Things Are have been subjected to challenges. In Canada, Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Alice

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Munro’s The Lives of Girls and Women and Timothy Findlay’s The Wars have all felt the wrath of would-be print vigilantes. “At our library we don’t ban books,” Van Luven said. “Everyone has the freedom of expression and we encourage people to actually read these banned books.” In the Norwood Library display Van Luven included The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe, all popular and highly regarded titles that have been on the hot seat. Leger’s Maxine’s Trees was challenged by an official with the International Woodcutters of America in British Columbia who claimed that it “indoc-

trinated children into an anti-logging or extremist viewpoint.” The claim was rejected outright. Van Luven notes that just because a book is challenged at a particular library doesn’t mean that library will succumb and pull the book. If local libraries removed titles challenged in Canada and the United States “we’d be pretty bare,” Van Luven said. “We so lucky to celebrate Freedom to Read here because it is our right that we can read what we choose.” She would agree with the Freedom to Read Week Committee which states that “the freedom to choose what we read does not, however, include the freedom to choose for others.”

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Conservationist award to “continuous educator” By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Norwood - In Terry Low’s ten years on the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) board, there has probably not been a more enjoyable task than presenting the Environmental Excellence Award to his friend Ron Scott. Scott, with over 30 years of service to conservation in the Otonabee region watershed and direct involvement with ORCA since 1986 when he joined the board as Asphodel Township’s representative, was honoured during their annual general meeting in the Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre’s Millennium Room. Scott joined Camp Kawartha and Jack Sisson, manager and curator of the Riverview Park and Zoo as recipients of ORCA’s prestigious environmental excellence awards. “I can’t say enough about Ron, he’s a compassionate conservationist and we’re very proud to have him in our community,” Low, acclaimed to another term as board chair, told the Northwest EMC after he made the presentation. “He’s a continuous educa-

tor of youth in our community,” he said of the retired high school teacher who served on the ORCA board from 1986 until 1992 chairing the board in his final term. He also chaired the Otonabee Region Conservation Foundation board from 1999 to 2006.

“I can’t say enough about Ron, he’s a compassionate conservationist and we’re very proud to have him in our community.” In 2003, he received the Conservation Pioneer Award by Conservation Ontario at the L.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium. “We came here 28 years ago and Ron was one of the first people I ran into,” Low said. “Years down the road some young person is going to mention Ron and you’ll see his work throughout our community,” he added. “You put him in a group of young

people and he just turns on, he’s like a light bulb, it’s automatic. “I’m very proud to call him a friend and very proud to be working on some of the projects we’re going to do. We’ve got some great things coming up in the future.” For Scott, the award was a complete surprise; Low lured him away from a Norwood Lions Club meeting to attend the meeting. “It was quite a surprise to come here and find this out,” he admitted. “It really has changed my life,” Scott said of his association with ORCA. “The knowledge about how things work certainly has changed a lot of the way I think.” Locally, Scott helped establish the Young Conservationist Club and is the inspiration behind the flourishing Breathing Trees project with St. Paul’s School and Norwood District High School. He is also well known for the creation of the “Scott Model” for watershed development which would eventually become the Trent Conservation Coalition, a partnership between five area conservation authorities. Scott calls conservation au-

Ron Scott (left) was presented with the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority’s Environmental Excellence Conservationist Award by board chair Terry Low during the organization’s annual general meeting which was held in Norwood last week. Photo: Bill Freeman

thorities “absolutely necessary for society.” “It is a very important organization,” he says, and communities should be grateful for their expertise. “I’ve made a lot of good friends both provincially and locally that I still enjoy work-

ing with in this area a lot.” The Breathing Trees project has rejuvenated a significant forest stand north of Norwood and Scott says it’s helping students learn “what the value of a tree is.” Some of those elementary students might become fu-

ture conservationist but even if they don’t, Scott says they are participating in something that is vital and valuable. “Maybe [they gain] just a little bit of knowledge so that it will make them figure things out better in the future.”

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Hospital celebrates fifth annual Mission Week EMC News - Campbellford - Celebrating its fifth annual Mission Week (February 25 to March 1) Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) is also marking its 60th anniversary. “Our mission is dedicated to relief of illness, pain and suffering, and the promotion of health for the communities we serve,” Jennifer Pacheco, executive assistant to the CEO, said in an email to the media on Monday. “Every day we will focus on a different decade (Monday ’50s, Tuesday - ’60s, etc.),” she wrote. The events are not for the public but are open to all staff. “This year’s events will be tied in with CMH’s 60th anniversary.” It is also the 70th anniversary of the hospital’s auxiliary. Events include a 1950s staff dress-up breakfast, TV shows from each decade, a Twist contest, yoga, pot luck and more.  On Friday, March 1, the hospital will celebrate Mission Week with a staff donor recognition ceremony and a 60th anniversary cake. As well a winner of the staff’s grade school photo contest will be selected. There will also be an all staff draw for our grand prize. “Our mission is a goal we share and are pursuing in all that we do,” said Brad Hilker, CMH president and CEO. “Our Mission Week is an opportunity to recognize our team and the work we do together to not only meet, but exceed the needs and expectations of our patients.”

wing members and receive a Greenwing magazine kit that includes an annual sticker, the Ducks Unlimited “Puddler” magazine and a set of Greenwing logo stickers. A barbeque lunch, included in the cost of registration, will be served on April 27. There will also be cake to help celebrate Ducks Unlimited’s 75th anniversary. Each registrant can catch a limit of three fish. Fish will be tagged for instant prizes that include fishing rods and reels, nets, mountain bikes and

more. Saturday, April 27, is the only day prizes for tagged fish will be given out. On April 28 fishing is open to the public for all registered Greenwingers and registered adults until May 3. Adult registration is also $15. There will be no other prizes awarded after 4 p.m. on April 27 except for the big fish if caught prior to May 3 at 4 p.m. Greenwing members are also younger Ducks Unlimited members and “caretakers of the future.” By joining Ducks Un-

limited they participate in the “conservation, restoration and management of wetlands and associated habitats” for North America’s waterfowl. Ducks Unlimited “deliver on-the-ground habitat conservation projects, research <>, education programs <www.> and public policy <www.ducks. ca/how-you-can-help/be-

voice/> work to conserve, restore and manage wetlands.” The Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research <www.ducks. ca/our-science/> is the scientific research arm of Ducks Unlimited. Its biologists “find answers to important environmental questions and establish the value of wetlands to waterfowl and society.”


Liftlock at 1 p.m. on April 24 with local students invited to be on hand to watch the release of the fish into the canal. Throughout the weekend kids 15 and under get to try their luck at landing the big fish. Registration is $15 for the first child and $5 for each additional child in the same family. Pre-registration is available at both of Peterborough’s Canadian Tire stores, Walmart and Bridgenorth Sports. All $15 Greenwing registrants become Green-


EMC Events - Peterborough - Once again, Peterborough will host the largest Duck’s Unlimited Greenwing fishing event in Canada. The 26th annual event April 27 and 28 sees thousands of children and adults take part in a thoroughly enjoyable weekend of angling fun in the Kawarthas with a “Big Fish” grand prize up for grabs with a number of other instant prizes available as well. The fish arrive at the base of the Peterborough

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No repeat title for Rebels, Panthers take series 4 - 1 EMC Sports - Campbellford - There will be no repeat title for the Campbellford Rebels. The defending Empire B Junior C Hockey League champs were bumped from the play-offs by the Port Hope Panthers in five games succumbing in a 3 - 2 overtime loss Sunday night. Last year the Rebels took fans on the wildest and most entertaining hockey journey in the club’s history capturing a sixth EBJCHL title, surviving two seven-game series then losing another to the Alliston Hornets in the OHA semi-final. It was the deepest the Rebels had ever travelled in the play-offs falling just shy of a trip to the OHA final against the Grimsby Peach Kings. The Campbellford-Seymour Community Centre had never rocked so loudly. Their tumble against Port Hope proved how hard it is to win back-to-back championships. The two squads were dead even during the regular season but it was the Panthers who showed their mastery in the play-offs. After falling in their opener 4 - 1 the Rebels ral-

By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Warkworth Ecstatic dancing is coming to Warkworth with a 90-minute wave. “Once you start dancing, it’s a wordless exercise which I think is very liberating. It’s people dancing together who come from different places [in their life],” said Elizabeth Heon, who is the main reason the event is being organized. “I’m turning 60, a bit of a milestone for me. I feel like celebrating my return to

lied with a 4 - 2 home win to even the series. Campbellford controlled the play for most of the game outshooting the Panthers 39 29 and showing resiliency in the third period after falling behind 3 - 2 31 seconds into the frame. The two teams were scoreless after the first with Campbellford captain Seamus McDougall striking at the 8:08 mark of the second for a 1 - 0 lead. Brad Heykoop evened the score three minutes later with Nick Clark’s marker early in the third giving the Panthers a 2 - 1 lead. Steven Clarke, from Hunter Fargey and Ryan Crowley, tied it up at 2 - 2. Crowley made it 3 - 2 two minutes later with assists to Nick Orton and Andrew Revell. Dylan Baxter added an empty net goal. The Panthers hammered Campbellford 9 - 3 in a penalty filled game three taking a 3 - 1 lead after the first period although it was Rebels who opened the scoring with a Fargey power play goal at the 1:05 mark. The Rebels gave up six goals in a disastrous second period finding the scoreboard again in the third with Revell and Jeremy

Doherty, on a penalty shot, scoring. It was not a good game for Rebels goalie Cole Mahoney who was pulled after yielding nine goals on just 25 shots. The Rebels actually outshot the Panthers 36 - 31 but were stoned by Port Hope’s hot call-up goalie Branson Schell who outduelled Campbellford during the series. Port Hope seized control of the series with a crucial 4 - 1 win in Campbellford Saturday night before 317 Rebels fans. It was a tight, well-played game with the two teams knotted at 1 - 1 heading into the third period. But Port Hope put their stamp on the third firing in three unanswered goals in the first 10:52 of the frame for the win. It was another tight game Sunday in Port Hope with the Rebels holding a slim 2 - 1 lead heading into the third period on goals by Tim Pandachuck and Tyler Daveys. Port Hope’s Kyle Sullivan opened the scoring at the 2:15 mark of the first. Logan Arsenault tied the game at the 9:20 mark of the third and Schell foiled Campbellford’s chances the rest of the way setting the

stage for Heykoop’s series and overtime winner 4:40 into the extra period. Campbellford’s ineffec-

this community and I think it is important to celebrate life,” she told EMC. Heon has returned to Warkworth after spending time living in Quebec. She talked about her participation in Spirit of the Hills’ hit show “FEET,” which took place in the village several years ago. This was a community dance project with about 30 dancers involved ranging in age from eight to 80. “A CD came out of that and we will be playing that

music in the wave,” explained Heon. “It was a very happy experience.” That is the same kind of experience she and local dance teacher Tina Staplin are hoping will happen at this ecstatic wave. The event is also taking some of the energy and enthusiasm generated from another production called “Machine Running,” an innovative multimedia dance show that took over where FEET left off and was held in Campbellford. They will also be drawing from the 5Rhythms movement which both have experienced. Founder of the Moving Centre Gabrielle Ross, who just passed away, brought this movement to the world. “Gabrielle and her certi-

fied teachers world-wide have helped people of all ages discover that when you put the psyche in motion, it heals itself,” states the centre on its web site. Staplin, who lives in Keene, teaches at a not-forprofit dance group in Peterborough and 5Rhythms influences her lessons. “The five styles you move through help you toward this ecstatic feeling,” she commented. Staplin is using the ecstatic wave event to celebrate her upcoming 50th birthday. “The word wave alludes to the way the music is put together. It relates to the energy of the music … you kind of surf to the other side,” she explained. The goal is self discovery

mied by Schell who posted 1.97 goals against average. Port Hope will face Picton in the EBJCHL final.

EMC Sports - Christian Lachapelle of the Norwood Midget A Hornets drives to the Stayner Cyclones net during game four of the OMHA “C” quarter-final. The Hornets were in strong form knocking off the Cyclones 4 - 2 and winning the series three games to one. Norwood defeated Stayner 5 - 1, 4 - 1 and lost 3 - 2 in overtime. They await their semi-final opponent in the battle for the OMHA’s Dr. Roger W. Matchett Trophy. Photo: Megan Wilson

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and inner peace. “I find my thinking has been turned down about 20 notches when I do this,” said Staplin. “Some come for exercise some come to play,” she added. “It’s improvisation and we like to call it dance like no one’s watching, the kind of thing you would do in your kitchen, living room, and don’t care what you look like. It’s very supportive because you are with a group of people witnessing each other,” she stated. “It’s getting out of the box.” “We don’t allow anyone to take pictures or the media either,” she added. The 90 minutes of mu-

sic features a “world beat, sometimes with classical, pop and blues, African rhythms, Latin rhythms,” she explained. Dancers, movers, shakers, “FEET” and “Machine Running” alumni unite is the catch-phrase of her promotional material about the event which takes place at the Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts on Sunday, March 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. She is inviting participants and they are encouraged to bring finger food to share, and a cup, “and any dance props/toys you own.” For more information on ecstatic dancing go to: <www.danceyourbones. com>.

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EMC Sports - Havelock - If the Peterborough Petes overcome the odds and slip into the OHL play-offs maybe it will be with a little help from fans in Havelock. Sixteen points out of a play-off spot a month ago, the rejuvenated team is now four points away from a postseason berth. The team took a breather from the high-wire act they’re trying to negotiate with an up-tempo afternoon practice and skate with local minor hockey players at the Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Community Centre Monday. It was the second year in a row the Petes have visited solidifying a partnership that both sides hope will generate hockey dividends and it was an obviously loose group of players that tore up the ice for head coach Jody Hull and his assistants Wayne Clark and Andrew Verner. “For us it was a no brainer to come back to a town we had success in last year,” Petes assistant general manager Aaron Garfat told the Northwest EMC. It was the sixth Petes practice this season in small communities outside of the city, part of its RBC Play Hockey partnership. “In the summer we reached out to various minor hockey organizations and in Havelock we had a relationship from last year,” Garfat said. “We’ve had a lot of success in the other five communities too.” “The players remember what it was like to meet somebody they looked up to,” he said “When you get into small rinks like this it gives everyone an appreciation of just how big our guys are and how fast they are. In smaller rinks it really shows.” And if the visit draws a few more fans into the Petes Nation that’s a bonus. “It doesn’t hurt us to grow the fan base outside of Peterborough,” says Garfat. “We have a lot of fans from outside the city who come in and support us at our games; it’s our way to give back to those smaller communities around us.” “They really try to have a lot of fun when they come out. They want kids to know that although they’re playing at a really high level they’re still having a lot of fun.” “We have a good relationship with the Petes,” says arena manager Doug Hart. “This is big for the kids, their eyes light up,” Hart said. Kids from Harts skills clinic joined the Petes on ice for a series of drills then had a chance to skate with them and collect autographs. “We have a nice facility here and this helps promote the town,” Hart adds. “They [the Petes] like it here.” The visit is also about growing the sport in Havelock which is rebuilding its program by becoming a Local League centre which can accommodate youth without boundary restrictions. “The future is bright for


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

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

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

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

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



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Quinte maple producers tap into spring By Diane Sherman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by hand and sold here. I met the present store owner, sampled a “Student Kiss” and got one for my wife. Another popular candy store, the “Heidelberger Zuckerladen,” which specializes in gummi bears and other sweets, has, as a whimsical touch, a dentist’s chair perched in the shop window—a gentle reminder of what may occur after consuming these sweets. I also discovered a sex boutique located near a Jesuit church—and what made this rather unusual was that the side of the sign that actually faced the church had been painted over—so that if a parishioner gazed out the church window during the service, that person would only see a blank sign. For more information <>.

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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2 bedroom luxury apt. Lots of closets. Close to shopping. Laundry facilities. Ideal for seniors. 153 North Park St., Belleville. 613-966-4471, 613-970-1932.


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

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



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


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Marmora- 1 bedroom apartment, Forsyth St. renovated ($595+/mth), upper level, parking, skylight, fireplace, bay windows. No pets, 1st/last, ref’s req’d. Alan 416-229-0553.


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1 bedroom apt. Laundry facilities. Utilities included. No parking. $695; 2 bedroom row house. 60-1/2 West Moira St. Belleville. $750 plus utilities. 613-966-4471, 613-970-1932.



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



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

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

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

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

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


Fast cash for reasonably priced real estate of all types. Call us for free evaluation and consultation. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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Buyer waiting for acreage with or without buildings for top cash price. Call us for free evaluation. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Coleborne; bargain, spacious 4-plex, big lot. Needs renovation. $80,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.



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


Barrett’s Farm & Family Centre

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

Crew Foreman • General Labourer

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

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

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



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

ADT 24/7 MONITORING FREE Home Security System, $850 value! Only $99 Install Fee! Low monthly rates. Call now! 877-249-1741 ADT Auth Co.

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

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

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

County Water Treatment- Softeners, U.V. Lights, R.O. systems, chemical free iron and sulphur filters. Sales, installation, service and repair. Steven Menna. (613)967-7143. Hardwood Floor Installation and resurfacing. Ceramics. Light renovations and upgrades. Over 30 years experience. Please call for free estimate 613-394-1908. HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877-793-3222 Ken Chard Construction. Renovations, decks, siding, sidewalks, fences, ceramic, windows, painting etc. Free estimates. Call: 613-398-7439. Steve Collins, InsulationBlown cellulose, attics, walls, floors. Save money -live comfortably. Warm in winter, cool in summer. Quality work since 1974. Free estimates. Call (613)847-6791.

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

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

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Human Resources 35 Alice Street Brighton, ON K0K 1H0

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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

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


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


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

CITY OF BELLEVILLE TENDER CALL CONTRACT NO. EOS 13-01 TREE TRIMMING & TREE REMOVAL Tender submissions, properly endorsed and sealed in the envelope provided for the purpose and clearly marked as to contents, will be received by the Finance Department (Purchasing Services), 1st Floor, City Hall, 169 Front Street, Belleville, Ontario at 1:00 p.m., local time, on Friday, March 22, 2013. Tender documents can be obtained from the Finance Department (Purchasing Services) 1st Floor, City Hall, 169 Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, K8N 2Y8 upon payment of a non-refundable fee in the amount of $25.00 including H.S.T. in cash, by interac direct payment, credit card or by cheque made payable to the Corporation of the City of Belleville. A certified cheque or a bid bond or other security acceptable to the City of Belleville in the amount stipulated in the Proposal document must accompany each bid. The successful bidder must provide a 100% performance Bond upon execution of the Contract Agreement.

Trenval Business Development Corporation is a federally-funded organization whose mission is to support small business in Quinte West, Belleville, Stirling/Rawdon, Tyendinaga and Deseronto. Through its delivery of business information, counselling and lending services, it engages aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in their attempts to start and to grow their business, creating jobs in the process. Reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, the Executive Director takes a leadership role in overseeing all aspects of the operations, providing day-to-day direction to salaried and contracted staff, assuring the effective delivery of its core programs, as well as other related provincially and municipally-funded contracted services, which currently includes the Ontario Self-Employment Program, Small Business Centre operations, and the Eastern Ontario Development Program. The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications: • Post-secondary degree/diploma in a business-related field of study; strong knowledge of accounting and financial management is desirable; • Proven record of progressive management experience in either (or both) a private and public sector environment; • Proficient verbal and written communication skills; • A good knowledge of the Trenval community, its socio-economic challenges and opportunities • Familiarity with the Community Futures Program Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience.

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

By email: Fax: 613-961-7998


Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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

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

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EMC B Section - Thursday, February 28, 2013


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

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

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

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



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


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BELLEVILLE Shout Sister Choir is looking for new members. Practices are Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge Street East, Belleville. MARCH 1-3, Belleville Downtown DocFest 2nd Annual International Documentary Film Festival. Passes and tickets: The Empire Theatre box office, or 613-969-0099. Film selection, schedule and ticket outlets at Loyalist College Post-Graduate Public Relations students are coordinating a Youth Basketball Tournament in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward County. Saturday March 9, 10 am-4 pm in the college gym for ages 12-18 years. Cost per team is $50. To register The Canadian Hearing Society offers Walk In Wednesdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4pm. Speak to a Hearing Care Counsellor. No appointment necessary. Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas St. E Belleville Tuesday 5 March: Opening of an Art exhibit ‘What does International Women’s Day mean to you?’, 5-7 pm at the Core, 223 Pinnacle St. Belleville. All are welcome. Event is free. Refreshments. Food Addicts in Recovery AnonymouS, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Hillcrest Community Centre, 69 Centre St, Belleville. No dues or fees for members. Susan at 613471-0228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or visit Free Noon Recital featuring music for the Lenten Season. Tues., Mar. 5, 12:15 to 12:45. Freewill donations. Bridge St. United Church, 60 Bridge St. E., Belleville. Gilead Hall euchre on Bronk Rd., every other Tuesday evening from 7:15 to 10:00; next euchre March 5. All welcome. For more info call Fern at 613-969-9262. Come join the fun at Trillium 2000 Seniors Club at 75 St. Paul St., Belleville. Tuesday: cribbage; Wednesday: euchre; Thursday: carpet bowling and shuffleboard; Friday: darts. Cribbage 3rd Sunday every month. All start at 1 p.m. Open to all seniors 50 and over. Diner’s Club: Every Tuesday from 12noon until 2:00pm @ Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville, for further information call 613-969-0130 Quinte Region Crokinole Club, every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Avaya building at 250 Sidney St., Belleville, south entrance. Cost is $4.00. . For info: Dave Brown at 613-967-7720 or Louis Gauthier at 613-849-0690. Wednesday 6 March: Africa: a Love story - From childhood to the Quinte Grannies For Africa. Speakers Mieke Thorne and Rosemary Embree. Belleville Public Library, 3rd floor, 6 PM, 254 Pinnacle St. All are welcome. Free. The Ontario Early Years Centre at Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms, 301 MacDonald Ave., Belleville. 6 days/week. or 613-966-9427. Quinte NeedleArts Guild Stiching for Fun! Offering workshops and lessons or come work on your own embroidery piece. Belleville Recreation Centre, 116 Pinnacle St. 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. 9:30am - 3pm. Call 613-473-4831 or 613-476-7723

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

BRIGHTON Gerry and Faye Open Mike and Dance, first and third Wednesday of the month, Masonic Lodge, 157 Main St. Brighton. 7 p.m. 613475-8847.

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

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

COLBORNE Colborne Library Storytime program, Thursdays at 11:00am. Open to children 2 to 5 years of age. To register for this free program: 905 357-3722 or drop by. Open: Mon. 3-8, Tues. & Thurs. 11-8, Fri. & Sat. 11-4. Discuss your child’s development, speech and behaviour Wednesdays at Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St., 10:00 – 11:00 am. Info: Cheryl McMurray, Northumberland Child Development Centre, 1-866-218-1427. cheryl@

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

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

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

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

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

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

NORWOOD Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meetings, Tuesdays at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Norwood. Weigh-in from 5:45. Meeting at 7 pm. For info: Evelyn at 705-6395562 or Elaine at 705-639-5710. Asphodel-Norwood Public Library: Every Friday at 10 am – Story Time The Donegal Fiddlers monthly dance on Saturday, March 2, Norwood Town Hall, 2357 County Road 45, 7-10 PM. Admission is $5.00 and lunch is potluck.

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


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

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

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

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

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

TYENDINAGA Diner’s Club: Held once a month on the 1st Wednesday at Deseronto Lion’s Hall 12 noon If you enjoy chatting, reading, going for short walks or going for coffee, becoming a Volunteer Visitor might be for you! All you have to do is set aside an hour a week! Please call us at: (613) 969-0130.

WARKWORTH Warkworth Legion: March 6, Bid Euchre Starts at 1:30. March 7, Fun dart league. Starts at 7:30 Everyone Welcome Saturday, March 2, 9:30 am, Free 2 Hours Demo - Figurative Abstraction by Brian Smith at the Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts. 40 Main Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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