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Ambulance calls to HBM increase but response times drop By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Havelock - Ambulance calls to Havelock-Belmont-Methuen increased 16.9 per cent in 2012 but there has been an improvement in ambulance response times to the township. In 2012, Peterborough Paramedics responded to 529 calls in HBM up from 453 in 2011. The average response time was 25 minutes and 44 seconds which Peterborough County Paramedics deputy-chief Chris Barry says is an improvement of one minute and 16 seconds. Barry and chief Bob English spoke to council about call volumes, response times, offload improvements at Peterborough Regional Health Centre and the area’s aging population and the impact that has on emergency services. Paramedic services are five times higher for people over 65, chief English noted. “There has been an increase in total calls [in HBM] but not all

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were emergency calls,” deputy-chief Barry said. Across the county, call volumes went up 13.2 per cent and for the first time increases in the county eclipsed those in the city, chief English added. There was a 12 per cent increase in Code 3 calls, two times the increase in 2011. Those “prompt calls” are “not quite on the level of a heart attack or car accident but are serious enough for an ambulance.” The service’s average response time in 2012 was 16:22, an improvement of 49 seconds and deputy-chief Barry says much of that has to do with how ambulances are deployed out of its five stations. He was pleased with the HBM times. “We’re getting to see your residents a lot quicker,” he said. “Compared to the county it’s still higher but you must understand

EMC Lifestyles - Campbellford - It was a difficult task, choosing the recipients of the civic awards this year hosted by Trent Hills, but the selection committee made its decisions resulting in more than a dozen individuals and even more groups being honoured. In some cases there were two award winners for the same category. “So what we’re doing tonight is a mere token, a gesture of our appreciation; it never seems like enough,” said Mayor Hector Macmillan. This was the fourth annual civic awards night and it was held in conjunction with the 12th volunteer appreciation ceremonies. “Our goal is to make you feel thanked and appreciated for all the work you do, motivate you, re-energize you, have a little bit of fun because we live in a really serious world, work in a serious business and we take that responsibility but this is a night where we can have some fun,” said emcee Chief Administrative Office Mike Rutter, lightening the mood at the event. The Agricultural Leadership Award was presented to David DeNure, owner/ operator of the Community Livestock Exchange in Hoards Station. The Outstanding Youth Award for the exceptional contributions made by a youth to their community and/or their school was presented to 11-year-old Sadie Mees, who every year, for her birthday, holds a food drive in lieu of gifts to support the local food bank. A second recipient this year for the same award is The Youth Advisory Council made up of students from Campbellford District High School who provide the youth perspective to the Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation. The Heritage Awareness Civic Award was shared by the staff at MacLaren IDA Pharmacy, for providing a trip down memory lane with their storefront streetscape and The Hastings Historical Society for officially celebrating one of its own, Dit Clapper. The Sport Excellence Civic Award was presented to Cole Mahoney who excels at many sports, from playing badminton, hockey, softball, and rugby to volunteering his time with Campbellford Minor Hockey and the

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Hastings emergency disaster fund launched By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings - It’s a bank account that hopefully is not needed but the Hastings Emergency Disaster Fund is there to bring some “peace of mind” to families faced with a sudden fire catastrophe, says Trent Hills Fire Chief Tim Blake. The Hastings fund, officially launched last week, builds on major contributions from the Hastings Firefighters Association and the Hastings Waterfront Festival. The Firefighters Association donated the $2,063 raised during their annual Christmas Toonie draw while the Waterfront Festival added $1,000. The Hastings Emergency Disaster Fund mirrors the well-established program started by the CampbellfordSeymour firefighters and Chief Blake says the Warkworth firefighters “are on board” with developing their own program and are currently looking for a fund-raising event that would kick-start their own fund. “My goal is to have it called the Trent Hills Disaster Fund so that if something happens in Trent Hills everybody will get some access,” Blake told the Northwest EMC.

Chief Blake noted that a mother and son were burned out of their home last week in Percy Boom and received assistance through the Campbellford fund providing two nights at the River Inn and necessities from Giant Tiger. When Blake became Trent Hills Fire Chief in July he approached the Hastings Firefighters Association following two structure fires that left families in need of help. “There was no avenue there to look after those people. I approached them to see if they were interested in doing something to start a program up and I met with 100 per cent support.” The money assists individuals and families for a couple of days while they have time to deal with their insurance companies, he explained. “If they’ve just lost pretty much everything in a house fire it’s not something they need to be worrying about. It puts their mind at ease a little bit. Yesterday when we did that it actually did put their mind at ease.” Fire victims shouldn’t have to worry about where they are going to stay overnight or where they will get clothing, he said. “I personally feel we’re helping. I’m

very happy; I’m very proud of the guys. The stuff that the Trent Hills Fire Department do [in the community]; they put in a lot of work. They are very committed and Trent Hills is lucky to have them.” Hastings firefighter Roger Ferguson says this year’s toonie draw was more successful than in other years “because of what we were fund raising for. “In the past it’s always been for equipment. This was just to get it started; to get it rolling.” Ferguson isn’t sure all of next year’s draw proceeds will go to the emergency fund or whether it will be split with another cause. “Our association will decide what amount.” “The Waterfront Festival is all about Hastings and Trent Hills so we just wanted to give a donation to somewhere it would do some good,” added festival

On hand for the cheque presentation were (l-r) Trent Hills Deputy Fire Chief John Austin; Trent Hills clerk Marg Montgomery; Erin Farley, Waterfront Festival chair; Trent Hills Fire Chief Tim Blake; Hastings firefighter Roger Ferguson and Dennis Savery. Photo: Bill Freeman chair Erin Farley. “We thought the emerHastings residents Dennis Savery and gency fund would be a great place for Marg Montgomery will help oversee the it to go.” Hastings fund.

Sixty-six-lot subdivision will be rezoned isted,” explained Peterborough County manager of planning EMC News - Norwood - A 66-lot subdivision plan has Iain Mudd as he discussed the application filed by the propnew life after receiving approval for a rezoning request from erty’s new owners Balterre Contracting. “The proponents want to undertake a re-design to provide township council. The subdivision was “never developed but always ex- a more suitable layout for the subdivision rather than the previous one so you’ve got a re-design of the subdivision and a re-zoning to reflect that new layout,” Mudd said. “This is phase one,” Mudd said noting that the previous developer had proposed two phases of subdivision development. Mudd said the new developers “do have plans to pursue phase two at some date in the future but currently there is no March 2013 Winners Are: proposal on the table for phase two.” $200.00 Shane Mees The subject property includes a centre block which will be $300.00 Stan Gabriel designed as a park; on the east and west sides there are links to allow access directly from the street to the park. $500.00 Joanne Simkin Mudd said there is another open space to the south where TRIP Carol Ann & Steve Stapley a storm management pond will be designed to handle storm water from around the site. In the very north end of the subdivision Albine Street would be widened to bring it up to a the 16-foot road allowance. The subdivision can also be accessed from Helen Street to nature store the southeast. “The developer felt having a looped system for infrastrucBird ture purposes and emergency access was better for the subdivision. We concur with that,” said Mudd. baths “It is a better layout.” are Mudd stressed there is no proposal to open up Charles here!! Street to the east of the subdivision. It would be council’s decision what to do with Charles www.facebook.com/birdhousewooler Downtown Wooler, 8 km N. of 401 exit 522 Street, he added. The municipality could stop it up and close 613-397-3230 • Toll Free: 1-877-480-7434 it or it could continue to own the property. “It’s an enclosed road allowance,” he said. “It’s your disTues - Sat 9:30am - 5pm, Sun 12-4pm www.thebirdhouse.ca cretion what to do with it.” Councillor Mary Hay said she preferred to keep the park visible to homes in the subdivision. “I wouldn’t want to see board fences or high hedges there,” said Hay. “People don’t like playgrounds that are totally enclosed.” Mudd said council can “stipulate that sort of stuff; it is not a zoning issue. “You do have the authority through a subdivision agreement to dictate what kind fencing [is used],” he said. “You also have the authority to dictate what the preferred access road would be into the subdivision.” The municipality can also dictate what street would be used by construction vehicles, said Mudd. The municipality will now prepare a bylaw to amend the zoning. By Bill Freeman

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“These are all people who are interested in youth today and who want to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” she said. “I hope that it’s visible to the community and we hope the community takes in the movie. We really worked hard to promote it.” There were prizes but Osmond said they were really just the “icing on the cake. “The whole day is about having fellowship and having fun [and] we’ve tried to cover all the age groups,” she said. Osmond hopes it becomes an annual event. “This is needed in this area; there are a lot of kids out there at loose ends and don’t know what to do with their time. Something like this is an event to look forward to throughout the year.” “We’ve had tons of co-operation,” added Christine Moss, interim executive director/Cobourg area director for Northumberland Youth for Christ. “It’s neat the way the volunteers have come together from our area and Faith’s church.”

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safety concerns and ways to educate the public. “Perhaps we might look at more communication with our community and promote being a destination where we do encourage people to use our roads for bicycles and e-bikes and other forms of transportation to become more green as well,” said Councillor Kelleher-MacLennan. “Part of this report is asking for a communications plan, the [Trent Hills] Communicator, the web site and perhaps social media, so maybe we can talk about not only where we don’t want them but where people can be more active with them,” said Peters. The information is slated to be posted on the municipal web site too.

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Dear Editor, Regarding Rolly Ethier’s letter entitled Mulcair loses loyalty in Washington Mr. Ethier questions the loyalty of NDP leader Thomas Mulcair on his visit to Washington to discuss the viability of the proposed pipeline which would transport Canadian oil sands crude across the country. I am very disappointed that within the letter there was not more substance and less denigration of the character of Mr. Mulcair. There was nothing cited, no specifics, as to why Mr. Ethier feels that Mr. Mulcair is betraying Canada and its interests. It appeared merely a string of insults but nothing of substance, and therefore,

nothing with which to debate intelligently. Unless, of course, one feels that engaging in a session of name-calling is constructive to anything of value. From CBC News: “Moreover, Mulcair insisted he said nothing to his various American audiences that he hasn’t been saying for months back home in Canada about the Tories’ lamentable environmental record and the NDP’s preference for sustainable development of natural resources, creating value-added refinery jobs in Canada and building a pipeline to carry western oil to the east coast.” That doesn’t sound to me like the intentions of a “traitor.” In light of the March 29, 2013, Mayflower, Arkansas, pipeline rupture

carrying Canadian crude, wherein the toxic substance has been flowing down citizens’ streets into storm sewers and poisoning well water, not to mention the destruction to the local ecosystem and wildlife, it seems quite reasonable to question at least some of the proposed venture’s merit. Canadian oil sands crude is well known to be quite abrasive. Travelling through a pipeline at high pressure undoubtedly increases wear on a pipeline, increasing its vulnerability to corrosion and rupture. It would make more sense to refine

the crude at its source, thereby removing its abrasive constituents and reducing the potential for future pipeline ruptures, and thus create value-added jobs in Canada in the process. No doubt, these and other considerations are what is being discussed at the talks. Mr. Mulcair has never said he is against oil sands development. He has merely stated the sands should be developed more responsibly than at present. I wholeheartedly agree. Unless we relish the notion of toxic crude flowing down our streets, into our

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the Conservative base of supporters. The irony to me is that these same stupid questions keep coming from a party, which claims to be the best at managing our tax dollars. At the federal level, we could help balance the budget by not buying billions of dollars worth of very shaky F35 fighter jets, (are they all still grounded in the USA?) or by not allowing our warship builders to double the cost in the estimates … and still counting. The Conservatives came to power when Canada had a healthy $10-billion surplus, so they very quickly gave it away to their corporate cronies in tax cuts. Now we are deep in the hole and their bizarre solution is more tax cuts, and selling off public assets. We could stop subsidizing big oil companies with billions in tax money, most of whom are busy trashing a large chunk of Alberta. We could go after the big time tax cheats with offshore accounts in dozens of tax havens around the globe. The unfolding list of hundreds of Canadian millionaires evading taxes may go some way in improving tax revenues. That is if our government acts on this. Here’s the rub. The investigation, which led to the outing of high roller tax cheats, was carried out by “investigative journalists,” not by the RCMP, FBI, or any official branch of government. Take Mr. Black; rumours have it that after serving his jail time in the U.S. he is now being considered for a seat in the senate. He is not even a Canadian citizen. Most released prisoners have a hard time finding employment, but then likely none of them once wore a Lord’s robe. Rich fraudsters are treated differently than Joe average, always have been, always will be. If you steal billions you may still receive your multi-million year-end bonus, or possibly have to move on with a golden handshake. Steal a few hundred and do serious jail time. The UK appears to have 157,000 offshore directors who can rest a little easier after the UK minister assured the public not to expect any speedy action on prosecuting them. This came after a bold speech by the prime minister at the G20 on bringing an end to tax havens. Many of the rich in countries around the globe have joined this tax scam resulting in a shortage of revenues for public services, which is what the Conservatives here would like to cut further.

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well water, down our streams, rivers and into our lakes, we should be applauding Thomas Mulcair’s efforts to protect Canadians and Americans from any further disasters, of which the recent Mayflower, Arkansas, spill is but one of many. On the contrary, the loyalty of Thomas Mulcair to Canadians, our jobs, our collective wealth and our health and safety is unprecedented in the history of Canada and should be applauded, not scorned.


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EMC Editorial - Fourteen years ago, scientists developed a genetically engineered version of rice that would promote the production of vitamin A to counter blindness and other diseases in children in developing countries. In a few months, the Philippines will become the first country to start giving “golden rice” out to its farmers. Bangladesh and Indonesia will follow suit soon, and India is considering it. Gwynne Dyer seriously Good, but 14 years is rather a long time, isn’t it? The number of children in developing countries who went blind from vitamin A deficiency during that time (half of whom died within twelve months of losing their sight) runs into the low millions. (The World Health Organisation estimates that between a quartermillion and a half-million children a year go blind from vitamin A-deficiency.) “Golden rice” contains beta-carotene, an orangecoloured pigment that is a key precursor chemical used by the body to make vitamin A. Sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach and butternut squash are naturally rich in betacarotene, but ordinary white rice contains almost none. And rice is the most important food in the diet of about half the world’s people. So what caused such a delay in getting it out to the farmers? It was created by Peter Beyer, professor for cell biology at Freiburg University in Germany, and Ingo Potrykus of the Institute of Plant Sciences in Switzerland in the late 1990s, and was ready for field trials by 2000. But the first field trials were delayed for seven years by protests from Greenpeace and other environmental groups, and crossing various regulatory hurdles took another six. Both the protests and the regulatory hurdles were based on the notion that genetically engineered plants are “unnatural.” Which automatically raises the question: which human food crops are actually “natural,” in the sense that you will find them growing wild in nature. Answer: none. That’s why ecologist Stewart Brand has proposed the phrase “genetically engineered” (GE) in lieu of the more common “genetically modified” (GM) on the grounds that ALL domesticated plants have been genetically modified, by cross-breeding or by blasting seeds with radiation. None of them would survive in the wild. Gene-splicing is just a more efficient and neater way of achieving the same goals. Much of the early opposition to GE was no more than a superstitious fear of the unknown, and there was also genuine concern that it might

pose health risks to consumers. The way GE crops were first introduced was bound to arouse opposition. In 1996 Monsanto, the world’s leading biotech company, began to market GE versions of corn, soybean, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa that had been engineered to tolerate glyphosate, a very effective herbicide the company had been selling with great success as “Roundup” since 1974. The patent on “Roundup” was expiring in 2000, allowing glyphosate to be made by rival companies. But in practice Monsanto’s patents on the new GE seeds extended its monopoly for decades more: farmers could buy glyphosate wherever they wanted, but to use it to best effect they had to buy Monsanto’s herbicide-resistant seeds (called, of course, “Roundup Ready”). Then Monsanto used relentless lobbying to get its GE seeds through the approval process and out onto the market. It succeeded in North America and most other major grain-growing areas, but not in Europe—and its strong-arm tactics created deep resentment and suspicion in many quarters. A decade and a half later, that still lingers. But it’s now clear that GE crops pose no health risk. North Americans have been eating them for 15 years, whereas Europeans scarcely eat them at all, but there is no significant difference in disease and death rates that can be linked to GE food. Meanwhile crop yields have risen dramatically, herbicide and pesticide use has declined, and no-till farming that cuts carbon dioxide emissions caused by ploughing has become far more common. The opposition to GE crops never came from farmers, and it’s now in steep decline in the general public as well. There are seven billion of us now, and there will be at least eight-and-a-half billion before the human population of this planet stops growing. Moreover, as living standards rise in most formerly poor countries, diet is changing too and much more meat is consumed. To meet that demand, even more grain is needed. We are using 40 per cent of the land surface of the planet to grow our food. That is already too much, because replacing the complex natural ecology with our monocrop agriculture removes vital elements from the chemical and biological cycles that keep our climate stable. As environmentalist Jim Lovelock, the author of the Gaia hypothesis, put it: “We cannot have both our crops and a steady comfortable climate.” But perhaps we could have it both ways if we cut back to, say, 30 per cent of the planet’s land surface devoted to agriculture. Or 25 per cent. The point is that we must reduce the area we are farming, not increase it. The only way to do that is to raise crop yields dramatically. Genetically engineered crops may be able to meet that demand. There are no other proposed solutions on the table.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR A refinery in Canada would be met with resistance Dear Editor, It is obvious that Darren Moore is a staunch supporter of Thomas Mulcair. Attempts to build a refinery in Canada would meet with so much resistance that by the time it was actually built years would have gone by. As you stated, sending it south would be cheaper, Canada would realize return on our investments at once. Building the refinery itself would create jobs but not permanent ones and the amount of jobs that would be required to maintain it would not be on any grand scale.

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To use Quebec as an example of keeping their raw materials and manufacturing finished product is not a good example considering Quebec gets the most federal government subsidies. Bob Rae and the NDP found out in Ontario that there was an end to the money as they almost bankrupted Ontario during their reign in Ontario during the 1980s. Oh yes and what about the hydro electric power that is going south from QC? I put that into the category of raw material, how about you Mr. Moore? Gene Hamelin, Hastings

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EMC Editorial - So who’s doing okay in our global economy? You could search the Internet or tune into the nightly news to find out. Or you could just travel to some distant land and see who else shows up. On our recent trip to New Zealand and Australia, we soon discovered that Germans seem to be making money … a lot of money. German travellers are spread so far and wide throughout both countries it makes one wonder who’s actually still at home keeping the economic engine running. It seems to be a rite of passage for German youth to travel around the globe, much like youth from Ontario head “out west” in their late teens and early 20s. So many Germans head down under that many of the croc warning signs are in German as well as English. Further down the straw poll are the British who, while obviously having the money to travel, also feel a natural affinity with both Aussies and Kiwis. Australians, Chinese, Japanese and South Koreans round out the top of the list in New Zealand with a few Dutchies and Canucks thrown in for good measure. Surprisingly, Israelis were also regularly found wandering the mountain tops and glaciers. When asked where all the Americans were, we were told few travel to NZ and most head to Australia. I thought that made sense. Like most Canadians I assumed that Australians and Americans had some kind of kinship considering the Aussies had followed the Yanks into Iraq and Afghanistan. This assumption couldn’t be farther from the truth. As one gentleman explained, “When we hear your accent, we always ask where you’re from to be on the safe side. We know Canadians hate anyone to think they’re American and we understand why.” This gentleman put it as succinctly as anyone could. “We’re not fond of Americans because they seem to be under the impression that the whole world wants to be like them. They come here and tell us we should do things the way they do. We’re Australian and do things the Australian way. Canadians and Europeans visit and they don’t want to change us. They accept us and enjoy us just the way we are.” Funny where you might find an anti-American tirade. When looking for a didgeridoo at a shop in Cairns, we were assailed by a string of expletives directed at the USA by the proprietor. As he put it, rhyming off Vietnam and Malaysia as examples, Americans are great at starting wars, but in his part of the world, Aussies always die cleaning up the mess the Yanks make long after the Americans go home. The strange part of all this was it was conservative Australians who seemed most fed up with the USA. Many we talked to hated their current Labor government for agreeing to host an American armed forces base as part of their Asian pivot. Because of their involvement as allies in Iraq and Afghanistan, many Australians are now worried about blowback from Malaysia and Indonesia, two nearby Muslim countries with not much use for Australia anymore. On the flipside, Australia loves Ellen. The talk show star made the Aussie news every night during her recent visit. But best of all, Australia loves Canadians. “It’s a love-love relationship,” said one hotel manager. You’re like us with different accents and the same crazy sense of humour.” And that woman’s characterization was pretty much bang on. The parallels are endless. They are a large country with a small population, less than 23 million. Much of the country is uninhabited. They’re resource rich. The evening news features stories every night with Australian president Julia Gillard apologizing to the Aborigines for the way they were treated in the past. A big deal is being made at the moment about the lost generation of Aborigines, children who were taken from their parents and placed in residential schools run by the church where they were abused. Others were adopted out to white families and have lost their sense of identity. And like some Canadians, many Australians complain that the government is throwing too much money at natives and only the elders are benefiting while the rest are living in poverty. At the forefront of any discussion is the Australian government’s decision to allow Chinese companies to buy their mines and bring Chinese workers in, ship the raw material out of the country, process it and then sell the finished products back to Australians. Sound familiar? The only difference is, once again conservative Australians are complaining about the Labor Party instead of the reverse. “Labor is selling off our resources left and right to fund social programs,” complained one self-professed conservative in an art gallery. “We should be processing our raw materials ourselves and not destroying our country so others can make money.” Not that Australians are hard done by. With a minimum wage of $18/hour, even the poorest are somewhat better off than most. Funny the things you learn when you’re away. Best quote of the trip went to an Israeli we met near Mount Cook in New Zealand. When told we were Canadians he remarked, that he and his friends had travelled with a couple of Quebecois for a few days and they seemed to want to separate from the rest of the country. I told him many Quebeckers never seem to be satisfied despite the money they receive from the rest of Canada. He responded with a smile on his face, “Well, if they have nothing better to fight about than that, send them to the Middle East. There’s plenty of fighting there for everyone.”

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Campbellford Minor Hockey and the Rebels Hockey Camp for kids. A second recipient Stewart Battman was described as, “a multi-talented young man, but it is for his exceptional performance in softball that he is being celebrated this evening.” The Community Betterment Civic Award was presented to the Warkworth Community Service Club active in the community since 1947. A second recipient was Sonny Lennon, who received multiple nominations. The list of his commitments and contributions to community initiatives and projects are long and well known. The Cultural Award of Merit went to Artworth, a Trent Hills’ children’s art camp. The group “has a vision of actively encouraging young people to fall in love with art and to be the future stew-

ards of this cultural environment.” The Architectural Conservation Civic Award went to Gary Hoag for the exceptional restoration work he has done on his 143-year-old farmhouse in Warkworth, which he calls Savanna Park. The Recreation and Sport Award went to Carol Dunk and Darlene Nicholas for the extra energy and time they have given as dedicated supporters of events and activities for more than 30 years at the Campbellford Arena. The Accessibility Award went to Apollo’s Restaurant, which has supported the quest of implementing accessibility, social connection, and inclusivity in the community by making their restaurant accessible and barrier-free. A long list of groups and organizations were also honoured for their commitment to the communities of Trent Hills

The Heritage Awareness Civic Award was presented to two organizations, joined by Mayor Hector Macmillan, extreme right and went to the staff at MacLaren IDA Pharmacy, (front row) for providing a trip down memory lane with the storefront streetscape and The Hastings Historical Society (representatives in back row) that decided it was time for the community to officially celebrate one of our own, declaring Dit Clapper Day in August of last year and memorializing him with the renaming of Water Street to Dit Clapper Drive.

Second recipient of the Outstanding Youth Award was The Youth Advisory Council which is made up of students from Campbellford District High School: from left, Hazel McMillan, Caroline Curle and Hannah Curle.

The Agricultural Leadership Award was presented to David DeNure, owner/operator of the Community Livestock Exchange in Hoards Station, frequented by farmers and tourists from Kingston to Lindsay and beyond since 1949.

The Recreation and Sport Award went to these two ladies for the countless extra energy and time they give as dedicated supporters of events and activities for more than 30 years at the Campbellford Arena: from left, Darlene Nicholas and Carol Dunk.

Photos by Sue Dickens The cultural Award of Merit went to Artworth, a Trent Hills children’s art camp based in Warkworth: from left, Trish York, Sara Jane Shakura and Monica Johnson. The Sport Excellence Civic Award was awarded to Cole Mahoney, right, who excels at many sports in many ways, from playing badminton, hockey, softball, and rugby to volunteering his time with Campbellford Minor Hockey and the Rebels Hockey Camp for kids. The award also went to Stewart Battman, left, a member of the Campbellford Cougars which won Ontario Championships in 2007, 2008, and 2010.

The Architectural Conservation Civic Award went to Gary Hoag for the exceptional restoration work he has done on his 143-yearold farmhouse in Warkworth, which he calls Savanna Park.

The Outstanding Youth Award for the exceptional contributions made by a youth to their community and/or their school was presented to 11-year-old Sadie Mees, who every year for her birthday holds a food drive in lieu of gifts to support the local food bank.

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“It’s just a good thing to give back something” of someone in their family or a close friend,” she said. Daffodil Days is “well supported,” Crowell adds. “It goes EMC News - Hastings - Sheila Crowell lost her father to cancer nine years ago so her desire to help local Cancer Soci- to a good cause and it is well-used. Anything people give they ety fund-raising efforts during last week’s Daffodil Days was give with a good heart and in some ways it makes them feel like they’re helping someone in a similar situation.” personal and poignant. “Cancer has touched just about every family,” Crowell told the Northwest EMC while volunteering at the local Daffodil Days table at Todd’s Valu Mart in Hastings. “It touches everyone and it is something that we should all be involved in in some way to try and combat it or make the suffering easier,” Crowell said. “With spring breezes come the sneezes” “It’s a good thing just to give back something.” For advice with your Crowell is a newcomer to Hastings and to Canada, moving ALLERGY SYMPTOMS to this country three years and to the Hub of the Trent twosee us at and-a-half-years ago. Volunteering to assist worthy local causes is a way to get to know a new community, she says. “To anybody moving to a smaller community I would say, ‘Be involved in your local community as much as you can.’ There are so many voluntary things you can get involved in. I love this sort of community and am very happy to be here.” Crowell says she had conversations with some Daffodil Sheila Crowell was volunteering in Hastings at Todd’s Valu Mart for Days donors who have been personally affected by cancer. this year’s Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Days fund raiser. Photo: Bill “Some are very quiet. It obviously brings back a memory R0012008669

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More literary sizzle at author’s night EMC News - Norwood - There will be more literary sizzle in Norwood April 13 when a trio of acclaimed writers bring their distinctive work to the intimate stage at the Cat Sass Coffeehouse. Peterborough-based author Michelle Berry will be joined by Judy Fong Bates and Natalee Caple as part of an ongoing Canada Council for the Arts reading series at the funky and popular Highway 7 venue. Berry is the author of three books of short stories as well as four novels. Her most recent collection of stories, I Still Don’t Even Know You, won the 2011 Scorer Award for the best book published by a Manitoba publisher and was also shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award. Her novel This Book Will Not Save Your Life won the 2010 Colophon Award and was also longlisted for a ReLit Award. Berry and Caple are coeditors of The Notebook: Interviews and New Fiction from Contemporary Writers. She is a frequent book reviewer for The Globe and Mail and has taught creative writing at Ryerson University, Humber College and Trent University and was on the board of PEN Canada, served as vice chair of the Writer’s Union and was also on the board of the author’s committee of the Writer’s Trust. Berry is currently teaching at the

University of Toronto/New York Times and is a mentor at Humber. Fong Bates is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection China Dog and Other Stories; her novel Midnight at the Dragon Café has been selected as the “one book” for Toronto, Halton Hills, Orillia and Portland, Oregon. The Year of Finding Memory, a personal and family memoir, was a Globe 100 Best Book. Fong Bates arrived in Canada from China as a young child and grew up in several small Ontario towns. She and

her husband live on a farm outside Toronto where they enjoy gardening and hiking Caple’s short story collection The Heart is its Own Reason has been optioned for a movie and received strong reviews from The New York Times. Her poetry collection, A More Tender Ocean, is nominated for a Gerald Lampert Award. The Toronto-based writer’s newest novel In Calamity’s Wake is set in the badlands of the North American west and tells the story of orphaned Miette’s search for her notorious mother Calamity Jane. In all, Caple has published four works of fiction and two poetry collections. The free Cat Sass reading runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Nickson rink takes Spring Fling title the championship trophy. Nickson vice skipped EMC Sports - Doris Nickson’s rink captured the overall La- the Peterborough Curling Club rink along with dies Spring Fling bonspiel title outduelling 15 other teams for Jane Moore at skip, Janet Schmidt second and lead Wendy Stamplecoske posting a score of 152 to capture the “B” draw lead and overall points. Finishing second was the Joy Reid’s “A” draw winning rink out of Marmora with 145 points which also included Wendy McCoy, vice, Jean Croskery second and Tracey Nicolson at lead. By Bill Freeman

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the closest to the button award. Ellen Demsey won the Foodland grocery basket and Darlene Brown, a member of the Demsey rink, won the flower arrangement from Fieldstone Flowers. On the “B” side Angela Hook and Eleanor Price shared the 50-50 draw while Fran Fulford won the closest to the button. The Foodland grocery basket was won by Donna Anderson. Sixteen teams from Marmora, Keene, Peterborough, Omemee, Lakefield, Brighton and Norwood participated in the annual bonspiel.

James Gang goalie eager to play

EMC Sports - Norwood - Norwood James Gang goalie Cole Murray has had a full year to shake off the disappointment of an early play-off exit last season at the hands of their arch rivals from Brooklin. “We’re getting that little itch to play again,” Murray told the Trent Hills Regional News. “We got beat by three goals; that’s not very much in lacrosse.” The Merchants beat Norwood 10 - 9 and 9 - 7 to advance in the OLA Senior B play-offs where they extended eventual league champion St. Catharines a full five games in their semi-final match-up. The 2012 season was electric with three points separating the top five teams which meant every game had play-off implications. “Every team was right there, every team was on a level playing field,” Murray, a 2004 National Lacrosse League draft pick and former Senior B MVP, said. Murray, Craig Robertson and Angus Dineley formed the league’s top goaltending platoon last season and Murray says there’s a friendly level of competitiveness among the trio that keeps them sharp. “There is competitiveness between us but we still enjoy each other’s company and we’re all good friends. We each bring something different.” Dineley, the top goalie this winter in the Canadian Lacrosse League with the Toronto Shooting Stars and MVP candidate, is “fast, quick and reactive” while Robertson and Murray “like to cut the angles down.” All three get involved in the transition offence, often a decisive factor in such a tightly bunched league. Murray says fans appreciate the high level of play the Senior B league offers. “Now it’s almost a feeder system for the NLL and Major Series. Every team probably has two or three NLL players who just don’t want the competitiveness of Senior A. They want to enjoy their summer with less lacrosse; but they’re still there and they’re still the best guys on their team.”

Murray is glad Six Nations are back in the league. The Six Nations Rivermen join the league and should be a strong addition. “They bring some creativity to the game and heart. It’s good to see them back. They could probably put together three senior B teams. Everybody plays lacrosse down there.” The Rivermen are in Norwood June 1. Murray says the Junior A players who suit up for Norwood “fit right in. “It’s pretty hard to make the Lakers right out of Junior even if you were one of the top scorers. Those guys [the Lakers] are NLL all-stars,” he says.

There are adjustments to be made jumping from junior to senior and Murray says James Gang veterans help out the younger players. “It’s a lot stronger. It’s a man’s game, especially for a defensive player. Everybody adjusts [but] it takes a good half season to get there.” Leadership in the dressing room is something the James Gang pride themselves on. “We have a good core; we’ve developed good bonds and we bring that to the floor as a team,” Murray said. The James Gang start their season May 4 in Sarnia and are at home May 11 against Owen Sound.

Norwood James Gang goalie Craig Robertson will share net minding duties with Cole Murray and Angus Dineley. The team’s home opener is May 11 against Owen Sound. It will be a special kids evening with prizes for every child and a chance to win a free lacrosse stick. Photo: Bill Freeman

Strong Knights team at Kawartha badminton finals

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EMC Sports - Norwood - There was a strong Norwood District High School Knights contingent at this week’s Kawartha high school badminton championships in Campbellford and Haliburton. The senior Knights had 14 athletes on the floor in Campbellford Tuesday while eight juniors travelled to Haliburton for the April 11 showdown. The seniors qualified for the finals at Cobourg East last week while the juniors made their mark at Holy Cross. On the senior side Jordan Burtt and Jenna Baptie teamed up to take the mixed doubles gold at the Kawartha qualifier while Travis Bennett and Vanessa Crowley placed fourth.

Alana Reed and Emma Smith came home with gold in the women’s doubles while Kate Oliver and Courtney Wright came in fourth. In the men’s doubles, Dan and Jared Widdis earned silver with Travis Bennett and Sam Gerow finishing fourth. Hannah Angermann took bronze in the women’s singles with Ashley Baird placing fourth. At the junior qualifier at Holy Cross Mike Burtt and Kelen McIvor took gold in the mixed doubles with the team of Braden Thompson and Shannon Bellamy placing fourth. In the men’s doubles Jacob Bennett and Brent Smith earned silver while the Grade 9 team of Hayden Leeper and Kyle McGriskin came in fourth.


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Novice curlers wrap it up EMC Sports - The Norwood Curling Club’s Novice league wrapped up play last week with a special fun day and awards ceremony. Winning the overall title this season was the rink of (l-r) Jack Wilson, Sarah Wilson, Austin Murray and Avery Page. All curlers received a free gift certificate from Wrap it Up-N-Go. Registration for next season will be during the first week in December. Photo: Bill Freeman

EMC Sports - Norwood Curling Club president Brian Radnor presented the outstanding girl and boy awards during the novice league curling wrap-up party last week. Taking top honours among the girls was Sarah Wilson while Steven Wilson and Hayden Baptie shared the top boy honour. Photo: Bill Freeman

EMC Sports - Abby Partington received the most improved curler award during the Norwood Curling Club’s novice league wrapup awards day last week. She is joined in the photo by instructor and program supervisor Sherry Wilson. Photo: Bill Freeman

Youth ball hockey returns By Bill Freeman

EMC Sports - Norwood - If the demand is there there will be youth ball hockey at the Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre this summer. “A number of parents have asked me (if there is going to be ball hockey,” Community Centre Operations manager Greg Hartwick explained to council while asking for approval to spend $200 from the youth ball hockey reserve to restart the program. “I hadn’t planned on it in my budget,” Hartwick admitted. But with a “small reserve” available, Hartwick said he would like to advertise registration for the league. “Youth ball hockey was run for four years at the Community Centre by staff [but] numbers had declined to the point that it was difficult to run in 2011,” he said. The program was not offered last summer, he added. “It barely broke even that’s why we didn’t run it in 2012,” Hartwick said. “A number of parents expressed interest in ball hockey again for their children to the point that the numbers warrant offering the program again.” “These parents were very enthusiastic,” he added. The ball hockey program is for kids six to 12 and runs for eight weeks. It wraps up near the end of June. The $200 will cover the cost of advertising the program; the $45 registration fee meets all other costs and will produce a small surplus that will be channelled back into the reserve fund. Hartwick says the concession booth will see an increase in business with the addition of the program.

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Ambulance calls to HBM increase but response times drop By Bill Freeman

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Hastings emergency disaster fund launched By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings - It’s a bank account that hopefully is not needed but the Hastings Emergency Disaster Fund is there to bring some “peace of mind” to families faced with a sudden fire catastrophe, says Trent Hills Fire Chief Tim Blake. The Hastings fund, officially launched last week, builds on major contributions from the Hastings Firefighters Association and the Hastings Waterfront Festival. The Firefighters Association donated the $2,063 raised during their annual Christmas Toonie draw while the Waterfront Festival added $1,000. The Hastings Emergency Disaster Fund mirrors the well-established program started by the CampbellfordSeymour firefighters and Chief Blake says the Warkworth firefighters “are on board” with developing their own program and are currently looking for a fund-raising event that would kick-start their own fund. “My goal is to have it called the Trent Hills Disaster Fund so that if something happens in Trent Hills everybody will get some access,” Blake told the Northwest EMC.

Chief Blake noted that a mother and son were burned out of their home last week in Percy Boom and received assistance through the Campbellford fund providing two nights at the River Inn and necessities from Giant Tiger. When Blake became Trent Hills Fire Chief in July he approached the Hastings Firefighters Association following two structure fires that left families in need of help. “There was no avenue there to look after those people. I approached them to see if they were interested in doing something to start a program up and I met with 100 per cent support.” The money assists individuals and families for a couple of days while they have time to deal with their insurance companies, he explained. “If they’ve just lost pretty much everything in a house fire it’s not something they need to be worrying about. It puts their mind at ease a little bit. Yesterday when we did that it actually did put their mind at ease.” Fire victims shouldn’t have to worry about where they are going to stay overnight or where they will get clothing, he said. “I personally feel we’re helping. I’m

very happy; I’m very proud of the guys. The stuff that the Trent Hills Fire Department do [in the community]; they put in a lot of work. They are very committed and Trent Hills is lucky to have them.” Hastings firefighter Roger Ferguson says this year’s toonie draw was more successful than in other years “because of what we were fund raising for. “In the past it’s always been for equipment. This was just to get it started; to get it rolling.” Ferguson isn’t sure all of next year’s draw proceeds will go to the emergency fund or whether it will be split with another cause. “Our association will decide what amount.” “The Waterfront Festival is all about Hastings and Trent Hills so we just wanted to give a donation to somewhere it would do some good,” added festival

On hand for the cheque presentation were (l-r) Trent Hills Deputy Fire Chief John Austin; Trent Hills clerk Marg Montgomery; Erin Farley, Waterfront Festival chair; Trent Hills Fire Chief Tim Blake; Hastings firefighter Roger Ferguson and Dennis Savery. Photo: Bill Freeman chair Erin Farley. “We thought the emerHastings residents Dennis Savery and gency fund would be a great place for Marg Montgomery will help oversee the it to go.” Hastings fund.

Sixty-six-lot subdivision will be rezoned isted,” explained Peterborough County manager of planning EMC News - Norwood - A 66-lot subdivision plan has Iain Mudd as he discussed the application filed by the propnew life after receiving approval for a rezoning request from erty’s new owners Balterre Contracting. “The proponents want to undertake a re-design to provide township council. The subdivision was “never developed but always ex- a more suitable layout for the subdivision rather than the previous one so you’ve got a re-design of the subdivision and a re-zoning to reflect that new layout,” Mudd said. “This is phase one,” Mudd said noting that the previous developer had proposed two phases of subdivision development. Mudd said the new developers “do have plans to pursue phase two at some date in the future but currently there is no March 2013 Winners Are: proposal on the table for phase two.” $200.00 Shane Mees The subject property includes a centre block which will be $300.00 Stan Gabriel designed as a park; on the east and west sides there are links to allow access directly from the street to the park. $500.00 Joanne Simkin Mudd said there is another open space to the south where TRIP Carol Ann & Steve Stapley a storm management pond will be designed to handle storm water from around the site. In the very north end of the subdivision Albine Street would be widened to bring it up to a the 16-foot road allowance. The subdivision can also be accessed from Helen Street to nature store the southeast. “The developer felt having a looped system for infrastrucBird ture purposes and emergency access was better for the subdivision. We concur with that,” said Mudd. baths “It is a better layout.” are Mudd stressed there is no proposal to open up Charles here!! Street to the east of the subdivision. It would be council’s decision what to do with Charles www.facebook.com/birdhousewooler Downtown Wooler, 8 km N. of 401 exit 522 Street, he added. The municipality could stop it up and close 613-397-3230 • Toll Free: 1-877-480-7434 it or it could continue to own the property. “It’s an enclosed road allowance,” he said. “It’s your disTues - Sat 9:30am - 5pm, Sun 12-4pm www.thebirdhouse.ca cretion what to do with it.” Councillor Mary Hay said she preferred to keep the park visible to homes in the subdivision. “I wouldn’t want to see board fences or high hedges there,” said Hay. “People don’t like playgrounds that are totally enclosed.” Mudd said council can “stipulate that sort of stuff; it is not a zoning issue. “You do have the authority through a subdivision agreement to dictate what kind fencing [is used],” he said. “You also have the authority to dictate what the preferred access road would be into the subdivision.” The municipality can also dictate what street would be used by construction vehicles, said Mudd. The municipality will now prepare a bylaw to amend the zoning. By Bill Freeman

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safety concerns and ways to educate the public. “Perhaps we might look at more communication with our community and promote being a destination where we do encourage people to use our roads for bicycles and e-bikes and other forms of transportation to become more green as well,” said Councillor Kelleher-MacLennan. “Part of this report is asking for a communications plan, the [Trent Hills] Communicator, the web site and perhaps social media, so maybe we can talk about not only where we don’t want them but where people can be more active with them,” said Peters. The information is slated to be posted on the municipal web site too.

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Dear Editor, Regarding Rolly Ethier’s letter entitled Mulcair loses loyalty in Washington Mr. Ethier questions the loyalty of NDP leader Thomas Mulcair on his visit to Washington to discuss the viability of the proposed pipeline which would transport Canadian oil sands crude across the country. I am very disappointed that within the letter there was not more substance and less denigration of the character of Mr. Mulcair. There was nothing cited, no specifics, as to why Mr. Ethier feels that Mr. Mulcair is betraying Canada and its interests. It appeared merely a string of insults but nothing of substance, and therefore,

nothing with which to debate intelligently. Unless, of course, one feels that engaging in a session of name-calling is constructive to anything of value. From CBC News: “Moreover, Mulcair insisted he said nothing to his various American audiences that he hasn’t been saying for months back home in Canada about the Tories’ lamentable environmental record and the NDP’s preference for sustainable development of natural resources, creating value-added refinery jobs in Canada and building a pipeline to carry western oil to the east coast.” That doesn’t sound to me like the intentions of a “traitor.” In light of the March 29, 2013, Mayflower, Arkansas, pipeline rupture

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the crude at its source, thereby removing its abrasive constituents and reducing the potential for future pipeline ruptures, and thus create value-added jobs in Canada in the process. No doubt, these and other considerations are what is being discussed at the talks. Mr. Mulcair has never said he is against oil sands development. He has merely stated the sands should be developed more responsibly than at present. I wholeheartedly agree. Unless we relish the notion of toxic crude flowing down our streets, into our

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EMC Editorial - Fourteen years ago, scientists developed a genetically engineered version of rice that would promote the production of vitamin A to counter blindness and other diseases in children in developing countries. In a few months, the Philippines will become the first country to start giving “golden rice” out to its farmers. Bangladesh and Indonesia will follow suit soon, and India is considering it. Gwynne Dyer seriously Good, but 14 years is rather a long time, isn’t it? The number of children in developing countries who went blind from vitamin A deficiency during that time (half of whom died within twelve months of losing their sight) runs into the low millions. (The World Health Organisation estimates that between a quartermillion and a half-million children a year go blind from vitamin A-deficiency.) “Golden rice” contains beta-carotene, an orangecoloured pigment that is a key precursor chemical used by the body to make vitamin A. Sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach and butternut squash are naturally rich in betacarotene, but ordinary white rice contains almost none. And rice is the most important food in the diet of about half the world’s people. So what caused such a delay in getting it out to the farmers? It was created by Peter Beyer, professor for cell biology at Freiburg University in Germany, and Ingo Potrykus of the Institute of Plant Sciences in Switzerland in the late 1990s, and was ready for field trials by 2000. But the first field trials were delayed for seven years by protests from Greenpeace and other environmental groups, and crossing various regulatory hurdles took another six. Both the protests and the regulatory hurdles were based on the notion that genetically engineered plants are “unnatural.” Which automatically raises the question: which human food crops are actually “natural,” in the sense that you will find them growing wild in nature. Answer: none. That’s why ecologist Stewart Brand has proposed the phrase “genetically engineered” (GE) in lieu of the more common “genetically modified” (GM) on the grounds that ALL domesticated plants have been genetically modified, by cross-breeding or by blasting seeds with radiation. None of them would survive in the wild. Gene-splicing is just a more efficient and neater way of achieving the same goals. Much of the early opposition to GE was no more than a superstitious fear of the unknown, and there was also genuine concern that it might

pose health risks to consumers. The way GE crops were first introduced was bound to arouse opposition. In 1996 Monsanto, the world’s leading biotech company, began to market GE versions of corn, soybean, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa that had been engineered to tolerate glyphosate, a very effective herbicide the company had been selling with great success as “Roundup” since 1974. The patent on “Roundup” was expiring in 2000, allowing glyphosate to be made by rival companies. But in practice Monsanto’s patents on the new GE seeds extended its monopoly for decades more: farmers could buy glyphosate wherever they wanted, but to use it to best effect they had to buy Monsanto’s herbicide-resistant seeds (called, of course, “Roundup Ready”). Then Monsanto used relentless lobbying to get its GE seeds through the approval process and out onto the market. It succeeded in North America and most other major grain-growing areas, but not in Europe—and its strong-arm tactics created deep resentment and suspicion in many quarters. A decade and a half later, that still lingers. But it’s now clear that GE crops pose no health risk. North Americans have been eating them for 15 years, whereas Europeans scarcely eat them at all, but there is no significant difference in disease and death rates that can be linked to GE food. Meanwhile crop yields have risen dramatically, herbicide and pesticide use has declined, and no-till farming that cuts carbon dioxide emissions caused by ploughing has become far more common. The opposition to GE crops never came from farmers, and it’s now in steep decline in the general public as well. There are seven billion of us now, and there will be at least eight-and-a-half billion before the human population of this planet stops growing. Moreover, as living standards rise in most formerly poor countries, diet is changing too and much more meat is consumed. To meet that demand, even more grain is needed. We are using 40 per cent of the land surface of the planet to grow our food. That is already too much, because replacing the complex natural ecology with our monocrop agriculture removes vital elements from the chemical and biological cycles that keep our climate stable. As environmentalist Jim Lovelock, the author of the Gaia hypothesis, put it: “We cannot have both our crops and a steady comfortable climate.” But perhaps we could have it both ways if we cut back to, say, 30 per cent of the planet’s land surface devoted to agriculture. Or 25 per cent. The point is that we must reduce the area we are farming, not increase it. The only way to do that is to raise crop yields dramatically. Genetically engineered crops may be able to meet that demand. There are no other proposed solutions on the table.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR A refinery in Canada would be met with resistance Dear Editor, It is obvious that Darren Moore is a staunch supporter of Thomas Mulcair. Attempts to build a refinery in Canada would meet with so much resistance that by the time it was actually built years would have gone by. As you stated, sending it south would be cheaper, Canada would realize return on our investments at once. Building the refinery itself would create jobs but not permanent ones and the amount of jobs that would be required to maintain it would not be on any grand scale.

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To use Quebec as an example of keeping their raw materials and manufacturing finished product is not a good example considering Quebec gets the most federal government subsidies. Bob Rae and the NDP found out in Ontario that there was an end to the money as they almost bankrupted Ontario during their reign in Ontario during the 1980s. Oh yes and what about the hydro electric power that is going south from QC? I put that into the category of raw material, how about you Mr. Moore? Gene Hamelin, Hastings

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EMC Editorial - So who’s doing okay in our global economy? You could search the Internet or tune into the nightly news to find out. Or you could just travel to some distant land and see who else shows up. On our recent trip to New Zealand and Australia, we soon discovered that Germans seem to be making money … a lot of money. German travellers are spread so far and wide throughout both countries it makes one wonder who’s actually still at home keeping the economic engine running. It seems to be a rite of passage for German youth to travel around the globe, much like youth from Ontario head “out west” in their late teens and early 20s. So many Germans head down under that many of the croc warning signs are in German as well as English. Further down the straw poll are the British who, while obviously having the money to travel, also feel a natural affinity with both Aussies and Kiwis. Australians, Chinese, Japanese and South Koreans round out the top of the list in New Zealand with a few Dutchies and Canucks thrown in for good measure. Surprisingly, Israelis were also regularly found wandering the mountain tops and glaciers. When asked where all the Americans were, we were told few travel to NZ and most head to Australia. I thought that made sense. Like most Canadians I assumed that Australians and Americans had some kind of kinship considering the Aussies had followed the Yanks into Iraq and Afghanistan. This assumption couldn’t be farther from the truth. As one gentleman explained, “When we hear your accent, we always ask where you’re from to be on the safe side. We know Canadians hate anyone to think they’re American and we understand why.” This gentleman put it as succinctly as anyone could. “We’re not fond of Americans because they seem to be under the impression that the whole world wants to be like them. They come here and tell us we should do things the way they do. We’re Australian and do things the Australian way. Canadians and Europeans visit and they don’t want to change us. They accept us and enjoy us just the way we are.” Funny where you might find an anti-American tirade. When looking for a didgeridoo at a shop in Cairns, we were assailed by a string of expletives directed at the USA by the proprietor. As he put it, rhyming off Vietnam and Malaysia as examples, Americans are great at starting wars, but in his part of the world, Aussies always die cleaning up the mess the Yanks make long after the Americans go home. The strange part of all this was it was conservative Australians who seemed most fed up with the USA. Many we talked to hated their current Labor government for agreeing to host an American armed forces base as part of their Asian pivot. Because of their involvement as allies in Iraq and Afghanistan, many Australians are now worried about blowback from Malaysia and Indonesia, two nearby Muslim countries with not much use for Australia anymore. On the flipside, Australia loves Ellen. The talk show star made the Aussie news every night during her recent visit. But best of all, Australia loves Canadians. “It’s a love-love relationship,” said one hotel manager. You’re like us with different accents and the same crazy sense of humour.” And that woman’s characterization was pretty much bang on. The parallels are endless. They are a large country with a small population, less than 23 million. Much of the country is uninhabited. They’re resource rich. The evening news features stories every night with Australian president Julia Gillard apologizing to the Aborigines for the way they were treated in the past. A big deal is being made at the moment about the lost generation of Aborigines, children who were taken from their parents and placed in residential schools run by the church where they were abused. Others were adopted out to white families and have lost their sense of identity. And like some Canadians, many Australians complain that the government is throwing too much money at natives and only the elders are benefiting while the rest are living in poverty. At the forefront of any discussion is the Australian government’s decision to allow Chinese companies to buy their mines and bring Chinese workers in, ship the raw material out of the country, process it and then sell the finished products back to Australians. Sound familiar? The only difference is, once again conservative Australians are complaining about the Labor Party instead of the reverse. “Labor is selling off our resources left and right to fund social programs,” complained one self-professed conservative in an art gallery. “We should be processing our raw materials ourselves and not destroying our country so others can make money.” Not that Australians are hard done by. With a minimum wage of $18/hour, even the poorest are somewhat better off than most. Funny the things you learn when you’re away. Best quote of the trip went to an Israeli we met near Mount Cook in New Zealand. When told we were Canadians he remarked, that he and his friends had travelled with a couple of Quebecois for a few days and they seemed to want to separate from the rest of the country. I told him many Quebeckers never seem to be satisfied despite the money they receive from the rest of Canada. He responded with a smile on his face, “Well, if they have nothing better to fight about than that, send them to the Middle East. There’s plenty of fighting there for everyone.”

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Campbellford Minor Hockey and the Rebels Hockey Camp for kids. A second recipient Stewart Battman was described as, “a multi-talented young man, but it is for his exceptional performance in softball that he is being celebrated this evening.” The Community Betterment Civic Award was presented to the Warkworth Community Service Club active in the community since 1947. A second recipient was Sonny Lennon, who received multiple nominations. The list of his commitments and contributions to community initiatives and projects are long and well known. The Cultural Award of Merit went to Artworth, a Trent Hills’ children’s art camp. The group “has a vision of actively encouraging young people to fall in love with art and to be the future stew-

ards of this cultural environment.” The Architectural Conservation Civic Award went to Gary Hoag for the exceptional restoration work he has done on his 143-year-old farmhouse in Warkworth, which he calls Savanna Park. The Recreation and Sport Award went to Carol Dunk and Darlene Nicholas for the extra energy and time they have given as dedicated supporters of events and activities for more than 30 years at the Campbellford Arena. The Accessibility Award went to Apollo’s Restaurant, which has supported the quest of implementing accessibility, social connection, and inclusivity in the community by making their restaurant accessible and barrier-free. A long list of groups and organizations were also honoured for their commitment to the communities of Trent Hills

The Heritage Awareness Civic Award was presented to two organizations, joined by Mayor Hector Macmillan, extreme right and went to the staff at MacLaren IDA Pharmacy, (front row) for providing a trip down memory lane with the storefront streetscape and The Hastings Historical Society (representatives in back row) that decided it was time for the community to officially celebrate one of our own, declaring Dit Clapper Day in August of last year and memorializing him with the renaming of Water Street to Dit Clapper Drive.

Second recipient of the Outstanding Youth Award was The Youth Advisory Council which is made up of students from Campbellford District High School: from left, Hazel McMillan, Caroline Curle and Hannah Curle.

The Agricultural Leadership Award was presented to David DeNure, owner/operator of the Community Livestock Exchange in Hoards Station, frequented by farmers and tourists from Kingston to Lindsay and beyond since 1949.

The Recreation and Sport Award went to these two ladies for the countless extra energy and time they give as dedicated supporters of events and activities for more than 30 years at the Campbellford Arena: from left, Darlene Nicholas and Carol Dunk.

Photos by Sue Dickens The cultural Award of Merit went to Artworth, a Trent Hills children’s art camp based in Warkworth: from left, Trish York, Sara Jane Shakura and Monica Johnson. The Sport Excellence Civic Award was awarded to Cole Mahoney, right, who excels at many sports in many ways, from playing badminton, hockey, softball, and rugby to volunteering his time with Campbellford Minor Hockey and the Rebels Hockey Camp for kids. The award also went to Stewart Battman, left, a member of the Campbellford Cougars which won Ontario Championships in 2007, 2008, and 2010.

The Architectural Conservation Civic Award went to Gary Hoag for the exceptional restoration work he has done on his 143-yearold farmhouse in Warkworth, which he calls Savanna Park.

The Outstanding Youth Award for the exceptional contributions made by a youth to their community and/or their school was presented to 11-year-old Sadie Mees, who every year for her birthday holds a food drive in lieu of gifts to support the local food bank.

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More literary sizzle at author’s night EMC News - Norwood - There will be more literary sizzle in Norwood April 13 when a trio of acclaimed writers bring their distinctive work to the intimate stage at the Cat Sass Coffeehouse. Peterborough-based author Michelle Berry will be joined by Judy Fong Bates and Natalee Caple as part of an ongoing Canada Council for the Arts reading series at the funky and popular Highway 7 venue. Berry is the author of three books of short stories as well as four novels. Her most recent collection of stories, I Still Don’t Even Know You, won the 2011 Scorer Award for the best book published by a Manitoba publisher and was also shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award. Her novel This Book Will Not Save Your Life won the 2010 Colophon Award and was also longlisted for a ReLit Award. Berry and Caple are coeditors of The Notebook: Interviews and New Fiction from Contemporary Writers. She is a frequent book reviewer for The Globe and Mail and has taught creative writing at Ryerson University, Humber College and Trent University and was on the board of PEN Canada, served as vice chair of the Writer’s Union and was also on the board of the author’s committee of the Writer’s Trust. Berry is currently teaching at the

University of Toronto/New York Times and is a mentor at Humber. Fong Bates is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection China Dog and Other Stories; her novel Midnight at the Dragon Café has been selected as the “one book” for Toronto, Halton Hills, Orillia and Portland, Oregon. The Year of Finding Memory, a personal and family memoir, was a Globe 100 Best Book. Fong Bates arrived in Canada from China as a young child and grew up in several small Ontario towns. She and

her husband live on a farm outside Toronto where they enjoy gardening and hiking Caple’s short story collection The Heart is its Own Reason has been optioned for a movie and received strong reviews from The New York Times. Her poetry collection, A More Tender Ocean, is nominated for a Gerald Lampert Award. The Toronto-based writer’s newest novel In Calamity’s Wake is set in the badlands of the North American west and tells the story of orphaned Miette’s search for her notorious mother Calamity Jane. In all, Caple has published four works of fiction and two poetry collections. The free Cat Sass reading runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Effective April 1, 2013 The Seymour Landfill will cease operations as a landfill and will commence operations strictly as a waste transfer station. Only loads of waste which can be unloaded by hand will be accepted at this site.

Also on April 1, 2013 The tipping fee charged specifically for the disposal of garbage will be standardized at all of our Landfills and Transfer Stations.

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Nickson rink takes Spring Fling title the championship trophy. Nickson vice skipped EMC Sports - Doris Nickson’s rink captured the overall La- the Peterborough Curling Club rink along with dies Spring Fling bonspiel title outduelling 15 other teams for Jane Moore at skip, Janet Schmidt second and lead Wendy Stamplecoske posting a score of 152 to capture the “B” draw lead and overall points. Finishing second was the Joy Reid’s “A” draw winning rink out of Marmora with 145 points which also included Wendy McCoy, vice, Jean Croskery second and Tracey Nicolson at lead. By Bill Freeman

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Doris Nickson’s rink from the Peterborough Curling Club placed first overall at the annual Ladies Spring Fling bonspiel at the Norwood Curling Club. Members of the rink also included Jane Moore, Janet Schmidt and Wendy Stamplecoske. Photo: Submitted

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Earning runner-up honours in the “A” draw was Carolyn Quakenbush’s team out of Omemee which finished with 125 points. Sharon Scott’s Norwood rink placed third in the draw with 90 points. Placing second in the “B” draw was Linda Parcel’s Lakefield rink with 136 points. Marje Lunn from Norwood placed third with 89 points. Other “A” draw winners included Nancy McDonald who claimed the 50-50 prize and

the closest to the button award. Ellen Demsey won the Foodland grocery basket and Darlene Brown, a member of the Demsey rink, won the flower arrangement from Fieldstone Flowers. On the “B” side Angela Hook and Eleanor Price shared the 50-50 draw while Fran Fulford won the closest to the button. The Foodland grocery basket was won by Donna Anderson. Sixteen teams from Marmora, Keene, Peterborough, Omemee, Lakefield, Brighton and Norwood participated in the annual bonspiel.

James Gang goalie eager to play

EMC Sports - Norwood - Norwood James Gang goalie Cole Murray has had a full year to shake off the disappointment of an early play-off exit last season at the hands of their arch rivals from Brooklin. “We’re getting that little itch to play again,” Murray told the Trent Hills Regional News. “We got beat by three goals; that’s not very much in lacrosse.” The Merchants beat Norwood 10 - 9 and 9 - 7 to advance in the OLA Senior B play-offs where they extended eventual league champion St. Catharines a full five games in their semi-final match-up. The 2012 season was electric with three points separating the top five teams which meant every game had play-off implications. “Every team was right there, every team was on a level playing field,” Murray, a 2004 National Lacrosse League draft pick and former Senior B MVP, said. Murray, Craig Robertson and Angus Dineley formed the league’s top goaltending platoon last season and Murray says there’s a friendly level of competitiveness among the trio that keeps them sharp. “There is competitiveness between us but we still enjoy each other’s company and we’re all good friends. We each bring something different.” Dineley, the top goalie this winter in the Canadian Lacrosse League with the Toronto Shooting Stars and MVP candidate, is “fast, quick and reactive” while Robertson and Murray “like to cut the angles down.” All three get involved in the transition offence, often a decisive factor in such a tightly bunched league. Murray says fans appreciate the high level of play the Senior B league offers. “Now it’s almost a feeder system for the NLL and Major Series. Every team probably has two or three NLL players who just don’t want the competitiveness of Senior A. They want to enjoy their summer with less lacrosse; but they’re still there and they’re still the best guys on their team.”

Murray is glad Six Nations are back in the league. The Six Nations Rivermen join the league and should be a strong addition. “They bring some creativity to the game and heart. It’s good to see them back. They could probably put together three senior B teams. Everybody plays lacrosse down there.” The Rivermen are in Norwood June 1. Murray says the Junior A players who suit up for Norwood “fit right in. “It’s pretty hard to make the Lakers right out of Junior even if you were one of the top scorers. Those guys [the Lakers] are NLL all-stars,” he says.

There are adjustments to be made jumping from junior to senior and Murray says James Gang veterans help out the younger players. “It’s a lot stronger. It’s a man’s game, especially for a defensive player. Everybody adjusts [but] it takes a good half season to get there.” Leadership in the dressing room is something the James Gang pride themselves on. “We have a good core; we’ve developed good bonds and we bring that to the floor as a team,” Murray said. The James Gang start their season May 4 in Sarnia and are at home May 11 against Owen Sound.

Norwood James Gang goalie Craig Robertson will share net minding duties with Cole Murray and Angus Dineley. The team’s home opener is May 11 against Owen Sound. It will be a special kids evening with prizes for every child and a chance to win a free lacrosse stick. Photo: Bill Freeman

Strong Knights team at Kawartha badminton finals

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EMC Sports - Norwood - There was a strong Norwood District High School Knights contingent at this week’s Kawartha high school badminton championships in Campbellford and Haliburton. The senior Knights had 14 athletes on the floor in Campbellford Tuesday while eight juniors travelled to Haliburton for the April 11 showdown. The seniors qualified for the finals at Cobourg East last week while the juniors made their mark at Holy Cross. On the senior side Jordan Burtt and Jenna Baptie teamed up to take the mixed doubles gold at the Kawartha qualifier while Travis Bennett and Vanessa Crowley placed fourth.

Alana Reed and Emma Smith came home with gold in the women’s doubles while Kate Oliver and Courtney Wright came in fourth. In the men’s doubles, Dan and Jared Widdis earned silver with Travis Bennett and Sam Gerow finishing fourth. Hannah Angermann took bronze in the women’s singles with Ashley Baird placing fourth. At the junior qualifier at Holy Cross Mike Burtt and Kelen McIvor took gold in the mixed doubles with the team of Braden Thompson and Shannon Bellamy placing fourth. In the men’s doubles Jacob Bennett and Brent Smith earned silver while the Grade 9 team of Hayden Leeper and Kyle McGriskin came in fourth.


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Novice curlers wrap it up EMC Sports - The Norwood Curling Club’s Novice league wrapped up play last week with a special fun day and awards ceremony. Winning the overall title this season was the rink of (l-r) Jack Wilson, Sarah Wilson, Austin Murray and Avery Page. All curlers received a free gift certificate from Wrap it Up-N-Go. Registration for next season will be during the first week in December. Photo: Bill Freeman

EMC Sports - Norwood Curling Club president Brian Radnor presented the outstanding girl and boy awards during the novice league curling wrap-up party last week. Taking top honours among the girls was Sarah Wilson while Steven Wilson and Hayden Baptie shared the top boy honour. Photo: Bill Freeman

EMC Sports - Abby Partington received the most improved curler award during the Norwood Curling Club’s novice league wrapup awards day last week. She is joined in the photo by instructor and program supervisor Sherry Wilson. Photo: Bill Freeman

Youth ball hockey returns By Bill Freeman

EMC Sports - Norwood - If the demand is there there will be youth ball hockey at the Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre this summer. “A number of parents have asked me (if there is going to be ball hockey,” Community Centre Operations manager Greg Hartwick explained to council while asking for approval to spend $200 from the youth ball hockey reserve to restart the program. “I hadn’t planned on it in my budget,” Hartwick admitted. But with a “small reserve” available, Hartwick said he would like to advertise registration for the league. “Youth ball hockey was run for four years at the Community Centre by staff [but] numbers had declined to the point that it was difficult to run in 2011,” he said. The program was not offered last summer, he added. “It barely broke even that’s why we didn’t run it in 2012,” Hartwick said. “A number of parents expressed interest in ball hockey again for their children to the point that the numbers warrant offering the program again.” “These parents were very enthusiastic,” he added. The ball hockey program is for kids six to 12 and runs for eight weeks. It wraps up near the end of June. The $200 will cover the cost of advertising the program; the $45 registration fee meets all other costs and will produce a small surplus that will be channelled back into the reserve fund. Hartwick says the concession booth will see an increase in business with the addition of the program.

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