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EMC News - Norwood Could the Norwood Fire Station and municipal offices be moved to the new public works building on Highway #7? Township council received a preliminary facilities review that explored potential options involving the town hall, public works building, municipal office, fire hall and Pine Street Centre “with a small portion related to the community centre.” Council wants to “investigate a little further” an option that has municipal administration and the complete fire department shifted to the public works building despite the fact there would be a reduction in fire and rescue response times. It is not an option supported by staff. “This is just exploring the Please see “Fire” on page 3

EMC Events - St. Mary’s CWL Campbellford held its Christmas bazaar last Saturday celebrating the theme “Canadian Christmas Eh!” Gloria Caruana of Campbellford, left, and Theresa Miller of the CWL, display two of the seasonal baskets for sale. Crowds filled the auditorium at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School for what was a very successful festive day. Photo: Sue Dickens

Annual toy and food drive kickoff celebrated By Sue Dickens

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Santa Claus met members of the Lions Club of Campbellford who stopped by the Community Resource Centre to donate to the Christmas Wish Toy and Food Drive, from left, Fred Lee, Peter Danielsen and Doug Hagerman. Photo: Sue Dickens

EMC Events - Campbellford - Schoolchildren carrying food and toys brought the spirit of giving with them to the kickoff of the annual Christmas Wish Toy and Food Drive. Another season of looking after others began at the Campbellford Community Resource Centre with this event which took place last week. “This event is something we look forward to as an organization and we’re so happy to have the resource centre to be part of this,” said Dawn Lee, quality assurance manager, Community Living Campbellford/ Brighton, which hosted the celebration. This annual event is thanks to the person who started it all, Dave Montgomery, a longtime vol-

unteer with The Salvation Army. He is supported by Community Living Campbellford/Brighton to lead this initiative. Families throughout Trent Hills are helped as hundreds of toys are collected to be distributed later in December and if enough toys are donated then some are also given to The Salvation Army. The toy and food drive has been operating for several years and two years ago Community Living collaborated with the Campbellford Fire Department to bring together all their resources for the drive. The Trent Hills Fire Department has already set up boxes around town for people to drop off their donations. Please see “Mayor” on page 3

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“This is a very good cause and we’d like to beat the 500 this year,” said Fire Chief Tim Blake. Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan was on hand for the kickoff and placed the first toy in a sleigh in the lobby. “Thanks to all the students who came out here today to help the community,” he told everyone. Fred Lee, treasurer with the Lions Club of Campbellford, was also at the kickoff with two Lions members, Peter Danielsen and Doug Hagerman. They had bags of new toys the club has purchased with money from fund-raising events throughout the year. Students from the Youth Advisory Council of Campbellford District High School are also holding their own toy drive and these will be added to those being gathered for distri-

Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan with the help of Santa Claus places the first toy(s) in the sleigh set up in the lobby of the Campbellford Community Resource Centre. Photo: Sue Dickens

bution. The number of those in need has been increasing every year. Co-ordinating with the three local elementary schools Chief Tim Blake develops a recipient list.

On December 10 teachers stop by the fire hall in Campbellford, which becomes “toy central,” to pick up the toys. Donated food will go to the food bank.

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Joining other schoolchildren for the official Christmas Wish Toy and Food Drive kickoff held last week are: from left, Madison Meier; Alyssa West; Cassidy Tizzard; and Josee Stephens of St. Mary Catholic Elementary School. Photo: Sue Dickens


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Local landfill sites reaching capacity By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Campbellford - “I don’t think people are doing enough,” said Marion Avieson, of Campbellford. She was one of only eight people who showed up for a public information centre (PIC) set up at the arena last Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. by Northumberland County to provide information and invite comments for its Long-Term Waste Management Master Plan. A resident of Campbellford she spoke with EMC about what she would like to see happen. A strong advocate for recycling, Avieson said,

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the life of the landfill to 2023) options have to be investigated by the County. Avieson said she is willing to pay for enhanced services. “Somebody has to pay for the services. Who else but the taxpayer as long as it’s reasonable and so long as it’s done properly,” she said. Waste management costs $11 million annually. A revenue of $8 million means that municipalities now pick up the difference with a levy that gets paid for through private property taxes that filter through the municipalities up to the County.

Marion Avieson, of Campbellford, met with Peter McCann, left, chair of the Brighton Landfill Liaison Committee, and Adam McCue, manager of planning and technical support for Northumberland County, at the public information centre in Campbellford to discuss options for the Northumberland County Long-Term Waste Management Plan. Photo: Sue Dickens


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Lions make like Santa during visit best.” The Hastings Lions are always looking for members to help with its endeavours. The club does receive help from volunteers as it runs major fund raisers like the Victoria Day Weekend road toll and lunches at Hoards Station. They also run bars at weddings and other functions. The money will be used to help the office with its “general needs,” says McKeown. “Just to help us to keep doing what we’re doing,” she says. Community Care in Hastings serves approximately 150 clients “on and off” and could also use more volunteers to help in the office and also with its well-used transportation program. The Hastings office has eight volunteer drivers, says McKeown. McKeown says she is “quietly” working on a couple of

new programs for the new year. “We always hope to develop new things in the future,” she said. The organization has had tremendous success with a series of activity programs at the Civic Centre including line dancing, yoga and Latin dance. The newest entrée is Thursday morning belly dancing. McKeown says she had people ask if there was a chance of running a belly dancing class at the centre. “As luck would have it I contacted a few people and found an instructor.” She agrees that the activity programs have become very popular and chalks the success up to affordability—the classes are $3 per visit—and the fact that “people like to have things happening in the community in which they live.”

The Hastings Lions Club presented a $500 cheque to Community Care in Hastings last week. On hand to present the money to Sarah McKeown were club president Jim Dowell (left), secretary Doreen Dowell and treasurer Ian Wilkins. Photo: Bill Freeman

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Scoping out a second river water main in Hastings By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings Hastings residents got a chance to provide input and learn more about a proposed second river-crossing water main to serve the south side of the village during an open house last week. The information centre was part of a municipal class environmental assessment to identify and recommend a second water main crossing the Trent River that would provide “redundancy” for the current 30-year-old main which traverses the river suspended to the County Road 45 traffic bridge. “It’s the only source of water for the south side of the community,” says Scott White, Trent Hills general manager of infrastructure renewal and public works administration. “A second water main crossing would give us redundancies so we don’t inconvenience or go without water on the south side.” White says he can recall at least six occasions in the past 20 years “where that water main has become unavailable for supply due to maintenance items or breaks.” A second water main run-

ning under the river would provide additional security to the current water main which White says is in “good shape.” “[But] if something should happen, and it can, we have redundancy with the second main. Typically with any municipal infrastructure, particularly water and wastewater, we like to have redundancy and this will give us that.” The municipality has made no decision on the water main. “Right at this point there isn’t necessarily a time frame,” says White. “What council’s directive to staff up until this point is getting a preferred location for a second river crossing and get it up to a point where it is construction ready.” The public meeting is part of the process to “get it to the next stage to move on in terms of design,” White explained. Engineering consultants AECOM are conducting the environmental assessment. “This is just a key part of getting it to the next step of getting it ready.” White says there’s a short list of four possible locations

“and maybe our strong recommendation at this point but basically they’re all still on the table at this point.” The top-rated location, pegged at $760,000, is an under-river crossing west of the County Road 45 bridge near the water treatment plant. The other possible underwater locations are: west of the bridge near the intersection of Hope and Front Streets on the north crossing to the Argyle and Water Street intersection on the southside, estimated cost, $680,000; east of the County Road 45 bridge near the Park Street and Water Street intersection which is estimated to cost $580,000; east of the bridge structure nearby the northern limit of the Trent River priced at $470,000. The municipality will look toward future infrastructure funding to pay for the project,

says White. “There’s all kinds of infrastructure money being talked about coming down the line.” Having the project ready to go will enhance its eligibility, White added. “We’ll have to wait; it certainly won’t be in 2013. We’re still in a freeze with our water and sewer rates at this time.” Going under the river bed with “directional drilling” is how the water main would be constructed. “It’s fairly complex because you never know what you’re going to find underground but the method is done routinely all over the world,” says engineer Doug Timms of AECOM A project of this nature would take three to four months to complete, Timms said. “This project really is to address the vulnerabilities.”

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EMC News - Hastings The Hastings Lions made like Santa Claus during a pre-Christmas visit to Community Care’s Hastings office last week. Sporting their distinctive yellow vests, president Jim Dowell, treasurer Ian Wilkins and secretary Doreen Dowell dropped off a cheque to program assistant Sarah McKeown. “It’s fantastic; it’s so great to be so well-supported by the community,” McKeown said in accepting the generous donation from the small, sixmember club which continues to punch above its weight class when it comes to giving back. “We try to do our best to donate as much as we can each year,” Dowell, also a Community Care volunteer driver, told the Northwest EMC. “Community Care appreciates it and we do do our

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NOTICE OVERNIGHT PARKING RESTRICTIONS The overnight parking restrictions now apply to all wards of the City of Quinte West. No person shall park a vehicle on any highway or boulevard adjacent thereto, or in any Municipal parking lot between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. of the following day.


The overnight parking restrctions are now in effect for the period of December 1st of any given year to March 31st of the following year.

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Letters to the editor

Wyley says snuff the teacher’s union

structured, seniority-rules environment, not subject to depressions or severe recessions. 2. Wonderful (civil service) benefits like defined benefit pension plans, accumulated sick leave, (at least until now), and medical, eye-wear, hearing and dental assistance of which the great unwashed can only dream. (Don’t look at their collective bargaining agreement; it will make you crazy). 3. An incestuous administrative hierarchy that themselves benefit from the gains made by their unionized counterparts. Together, these goodies add up to one sweet deal. (If it wasn’t, why are thousands of young accredited teachers waiting in the wings to get in on this “good thing”? And why aren’t the retired teachers forced to actually retire and let the new kids take the available fill-in positions?) So the bad guys, (assuming

you pay property and income and other taxes), are the union representatives who are forcing the teachers to drink the Kool-Aid of rebellion about their wage levels and the perceived new “takeaways.” Let’s just see how demanding the teachers’ job really is. Start in September, get two weeks off at Christmas, another week in March, all the normal stat. holidays, and finish up in June. (No allowance being made for additional adjustments like professional development or sick days.) Wyley generously calculates 195 actual working days. Divided into an average gross wage of $75,000, (the grid is $40,000 to $90,000), that works out to an average of $385 per day. One hundred and ninety-five days, by the way, is just over one-half a year of work, 53.4 per cent to be precise. Oh wait! You say you also get to retire in your mid-fifties with a full indexed pension? That, my son, is “some good” as


TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen passed Zoning By-law No. 201255 on the 12th day of November 2012 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990.

them and strike, your NEXT premier will make Mike Harris and/or Dalton McGuinty look like tooth fairies. The union feels threatened, (and rightly so for all the reasons mentioned above), so they are doing what unions do: yell and vigorously rebel. But the cookie jar is truly empty and the jig is up with parental hostage-taking. You still want to strike? Hosta la vista to $385 per day because that deficit dictates rollbacks no matter what baby! Parents

will “ask for compensation if teachers choose refrigeration.” (There’s a rallying cry for parents and taxpayers!) You teachers have been, and are presently, getting bad advice from your union. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid but rather agree that you have been doing a good job for which you will continue to be very generously compensated. Yours truly, Wyley Canuck, aka Ken Leavens, Stirling

MPs should be ashamed

Dear Editor, The worst among us hurt the least among us. Parliament voted on BillC398 this week. The bill would have saved millions of lives by simplifying the process to send generic drugs to developing nations. “We are highly disappointed with the result of tonight’s vote. This Bill would have helped get lifesaving medicine to the world’s most vulnerable children without any additional costs to the government or Canadians.

This is a missed opportunity and it is children who will suffer most,” says UNICEF Canada’s President and CEO David Morley. Currently only 42 per cent of the estimated 1.5 million infants born worldwide to mothers with HIV receive the antiretroviral (ARV) treatments needed to prevent transmission of the disease. Rick Norlock and Dean Del Mastro voted against the bill. They should be ashamed of themselves. They represent our voice in Parliament and I

don’t like what I am hearing. I researched this issue and I cannot find a comment from their caucus with any valid reason why they voted against this bill. When you see these men out and about this holiday season, I encourage you to respectfully ask them why they voted to not save the lives of the world’s neediest children? I certainly would like to know why. For more information on this bill you can contact the Grandmothers Advocacy Network. Tom Smeraldo, Warkworth

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF THE OFFICIAL PLAN OF THE TOWNSHIP OF HAVELOCK-BELMONT-METHUEN TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen adopted the Official Plan of the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen by By-law No. 2012-54 on the 12th day of November 2012 under Section 17(22) of The Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or agency may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen not later than the 17th day of December 2012 a notice of appeal setting out the reasons for the objection to the By-law. The notice of appeal must be accompanied by a cheque for $125.00 made payable to the Minister of Finance.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of the Official Plan is to provide the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen with updated comprehensive land use policies; which maintains conformity with the County of Peterborough Official Plan as well as applicable Provincial policies.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT The purpose and effect of By-law No. 2012-55, which amends the Comprehensive Zoning By-law of the Township of HavelockBelmont-Methuen, introduces textual changes and introduces new schedules in order to implement the approved policies contained in the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen new approved Official Plan; which was also adopted by Council on November 12, 2012.

KEY MAP: The Official Plan has application to all lands within the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, and therefore a key map has not been provided.

KEY MAP Zoning By-law No. 2012-55 has application to all lands within the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, and therefore a key map has not been provided.

INFORMATION: The complete Official Plan is available for inspection at the Township Municipal offices during regular office hours; and may be viewed on the Township’s website (

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a Zoning By-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS/APPROVALS: Concurrently with the preparation of this Official Plan, the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen has also passed Zoning By-law No. 2012-55 which serves to amend the Comprehensive Zoning By-law of the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen. NOTICE OF DECISION: ANY PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY is entitled to receive notice of the decision of the County of Peterborough in respect of this Official Plan provided a written request to be notified of the decision is made to the County of Peterborough at: The Planning Department, County of Peterborough, Court House, 470 Water Street, Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 3M3.

Dated at the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen this 27th day of November 2012.

Dated at the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen this 27th day of November 2012.

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No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Mr. Glenn Girven Clerk Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen P.O. Box 10, 1 Ottawa Street East Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0 (705) 778-2308 (705) 778-5248 (fax) 6

they say in Newfoundland. I know, I know. She can be a tough job teaching fidgety little Johnny. But there’s enough compensation there to choke a horse. Don’t listen to those union reps who themselves have created a pretty cushy empire. There is no more money! Period, exclamation mark. If they tell you to walk, and worse, try to develop some asinine undemocratic penalties if you don’t conform, DON’T GO ALONG. If you listen to

Mr. Glenn Girven Clerk Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen P.O. Box 10, 1 Ottawa Street East Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0 (705) 778-2308 (705) 778-5248 (fax)


Dear Editor, In ancient times, (the 1960s and 1970s), the teachers’ union(s) had the ability to cross-ruff local school boards by playing them off against one another to win huge wage gains for all. More recently, Bob Rae in the 1980s, and Mike Harris in the 1990s, incurred teachers’ fury and were unable to accomplish any significant concessions on either wages or the teachers’ sweet benefits. Even now, a teacher’s pet, Dalton McGuinty, has discovered that coddling begets continued expectations of more coddling. “The cupboard is bare” is just a nursery rhyme to the teachers’ union. What to do? What to do? Wyley thinks the teachers are good at what they do, but their union representatives are not too swift at recognizing a good thing. What is that “good thing”? It is: 1. Much better than average wages in a guaranteed,


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

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

A corruption inquiry is in order

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

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

Politicians behaving badly By Terry Bush

EMC Editorial - Poor Justin Trudeau. Make that poor, rich Justin Trudeau. The guy just can’t seem to catch a break … nor should he. It’s a good thing he got his mother’s looks because he certainly didn’t inherit his father’s brains or political savvy. Trudeau once again finds himself scrambling this week to take his foot out of his mouth. This time he’s angered his own party with comments about the gun registry and gun ownership. While admitting that he supported the registry and voted for it, he considers it a failed public policy and has no intention of bringing it back if elected. This statement angered members of his party who continue to defend the registry and consider it part of the Liberals’ legacy, on par with the Charter of Rights and official bilingualism. Funny, given the Liberals’ showing in the last election that they would consider one of their most divisive policies something they should restore if elected. But that’s the feeling of Martin Cauchon, a former Liberal justice minister who has gone so far as to say contenders need to show they’re on board with Liberal values and should stand up for the principles that define the party. As you may have guessed, Cauchon is also considering a run at the party’s leadership. If this is how the Liberals plan to renew their party, they might as well bring back Stephane Dion. Cauchon also took exception to Trudeau’s comments made in Hawksbury last week where he said that gun ownership was “part of the culture of Canada.” Perhaps Cauchon has never spent any time away from the big city because if he took two steps into the country, he’d soon realize that gun ownership isn’t limited to our friends south of the border. One would be hard-pressed to find a farmer who doesn’t own a gun and the farther you travel north, the more firearms you’ll find. Trudeau did manage to barely get his head above water when he said his comments about the gun registry didn’t apply to Quebec, the only province to use the courts to keep its records from being destroyed by the Harper government. Trudeau didn’t feel it was a divisive issue in that province. Good thing Trudeau has a few more years to hone his political skills if the mantle of leadership is bestowed upon him by the Liberal Party. He’ll certainly need to improve, given the fact that he only has the life experiences of the wealthy to draw from and hasn’t even held a cabinet post yet aside from the shadow variety. Good hair and a recognizable name do not a Prime Minister make. Poor Stephen Harper. He really needs to pick his friends more carefully. Having stuck his (and unfortunately our) neck out at the United Nations last week during the vote to upgrade the UN status of the Palestinians, our PM has some “splainin” to do. With global powerhouses, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and couple of other U.S. beholding countries in his corner along with the Czech Republic, Israel and the States, Harper bucked world opinion once again and voted against the motion. Harper feels, despite decades of failure, that the Palestinians and Israel should just sit down at a table and come to an agreement about boundaries for a Palestinian state. Nobody should be allowed to make a unilateral decision says Harper. Given that negotiations haven’t worked in the past and more and more of the West Bank has been swallowed up by Israel and its settlers from around the world, the Palestinians aren’t exactly on even footing when it comes to reaching an agreement. Who usually wins when one party is always dealing from a position of strength with a superpower in its corner? The day after the vote to upgrade the Palestinians to an observer state, Israel unilaterally declared that it will be building more illegal settlements, this time in an area which will deal a death blow to any two-state agreement. The Palestinians broke off negotiations long ago stating they won’t come to the table until Israel stops building settlements on their territory so a sit down won’t be happening. And because the Palestinians had the gall to go to the UN to request a vote so the whole world could have a say in the matter, Netanyahu has unilaterally decided the Israelis will once again withhold millions of tax dollars collected on the Palestinians’ behalf making good on the threats of the U.S. and Israel before the vote. Harper is also considering stopping aid to the Palestinians for being so uppity. While the U.S., Britain and France denounced Netanyahu’s promise of more illegal settlements, Stephen Harper relayed that Netanyahu had called him on the phone to thank him for his vote. No condemnation, no symbolic recall of ambassadors, nothing but a blurb on a web site saying Canada doesn’t believe in unilateral decisions. Talk about being out of step with the rest of the world. On Monday, the UN general assembly held a vote that basically asked Israel to join most of the nuclear world in signing the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and opening up its nuclear facilities to inspection. Canada was one of only six countries to vote against the resolution. You can guess the rest. There is plenty of blame to go around in this mess called the Middle East and pressure should be put on all sides. Apparently, double standards are just fine with the Harper government. And that’s an embarrassment to all Canadians considering the whole world will suffer if things aren’t soon resolved. 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Source water bill could be $160,000 By Bill Freeman


EMC News - Norwood The Township of Asphodel-Norwood could face a source water protection bill of $160,000 over the next five years yet the provincial government remains silent about funding to help municipalities implement the program. Otonabee Region Conservation Authority CEO Allan Seabrooke provided the $32,000 a year “rough estimate” to council last week based on calculations related to costs municipalities will incur once the province approves the Trent Conservation Coalition source water protection region’s plan in mid-2013. Seabrooke and ORCA board chair Terry Low reiterated the lack of answers from the ministry of environment on direct funding to municipalities although the ministry has agreed to provide an undisclosed amount to the coalition region through March 2014 for staff working at conservation authorities on source water protection. “We recognize there are concerns raised by municipalities about funding,” Low said. The ORCA board and the Coalition continue to lobby the MOE “stressing the importance of providing initial funding to municipalities for the implementation of the plan,” he said.

At a recent Peterborough forum on source water attended by four MOE officials, including the director of the source water protection branch, Low said they “would not confirm funding.” They did commit temporary funding to make sure there are conservation authority staff with experience on source water protection available to assist municipalities, he added. ORCA and area municipalities have spent the past year putting together a business case identifying the local costs related to source water protection; that package is in the ministry’s hands “again highlighting the importance of further funding. “That’s been the key all along. [We’ve spent] the past five years pounding on this,” Low said. “A lot of letters have been sent, a lot of lobbying has been done at various levels,” Seabrooke agreed. “The message has been made loud and clear to the ministry.” They’ve emphasized the financial “stresses placed on smaller townships.” The ministry is aware of the estimated costs to local municipalities for the work they have to complete, Seabrooke said. “That money has not been confirmed or discussed at this point, that’s what they’re telling us.”

One significant cost will be the hiring of a risk management officer to help develop risk management plans with landowners affected by identified threats in the source protection policies. In Norwood there are 13 “threats” identified for the drinking water system that have to be managed. In Hastings there are 58. It’s expected that the cost of the RMO, working out

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through water rate increase, property taxes and “reasonable fees” for service. “There are a number of different ways it can occur,” Seabrooke says.” A yearly $42.85 charge to Norwood’s 750 water system users, for instance, would recover the $32,000, Seabrooke noted. “So it’s not an onerous amount on an annual basis.”

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Seabrooke believes there’s also a good chance the cost estimates are at the high end of the scale and remains confident things will run well. “The implementation of source water protection and the work put in front of us, I don’t see that as an onerous task. I think it can be done very smoothly. I think it’s pretty doable.” “It’s a little scary,” Mayor Doug Pearcy said.

Blowing your dollars in the wind

Dear Editor, One of my biggest beefs with the former McGuinty government is its fanatical desire to impose significantly higher energy costs on his fellow Ontario citizens with the Green Energy Act. Many of the people, including a lot of senior citizens on fixed incomes, are being forced to pay those higher rates. However, the Liberal government couldn’t care less because Premier Dalton McGuinty sees green energy as a twisted way of establishing his legacy. My problem with wind turbines and solar power was reinforced recently with a very astute editorial writ-

ten by Norman Rogers, a senior policy advisor of the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based think tank. Rogers writes extensively about global warming and green energy subjects. What does he think about wind power? He describes the left wing experiment as a total joke. Rogers says government could create more jobs at far less cost by training dogs to walk on treadmills to generate electricity. However, windmills do underline the hypocrisy of the liberal left who never admit being wrong even if an overwhelming majority of the population disagrees with them. That hypocrisy of envi-

ronmentalists is astonishing. Previous to wind turbines, the killing of birds, particularly the eagle, was close to a criminal offence as far as ecologists were concerned. In the post-wind power era all that has changed. Now the environmentalists are silent as windmills kill thousands of birds all over North American, including the iconic American eagle. Solar and wind energy, when combined with storage, is eight to ten times more costly to produce than traditional sources of energy such as coal, natural gas and nuclear. As Rogers points out, wind power gets really expensive when you add elec-

tricity storage. If not for massive government subsidies, nobody would even think of building wind turbines. It’s amazing that supposedly educated politicians put two and two together on this issue and get three. Don’t get me wrong. I believe alternative sources of energy are a good thing but only to augment the proven energy sources that would keep costs as low as possible for the consumer. That way innocent taxpayers wouldn’t be paying for the mistakes of people we elect, supposedly to look after our interests. Rolly Ethier, Campbellford

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of ORCA’s office, will be shared regionally by municipalities. Six area municipalities have already agreed to do this. Other costs include adding source water policies to official plans and zoning updates, education and outreach, environmental compliance and sewage system inspections. Under the Act, municipalities can recover costs

Dear Editor, The Nexen sale to China should be an open book to Canadians. Canadians would not appreciate Chinese customs and human rights abuses. In the British colonial era, native Canadians had no rights and were put on reservations with unjust treaties. The Canadian taxpayer is now paying to right this injustice. I wish

the native Canadians every success. Human rights denial is not new to the Brits. “Britain’s Gulag,” a recent book tells the story of a nondemocratic British Empire. Canada’s Mackay condones Israel for defending their country but excludes Palestinians for defending their country. The three wise men, Mackay, Baird and

Harper, never travelled outside North America. Presently as politicians, they travel internationally at our expense, assuring us what is best for Canada! I respect the remembrance of our veterans. There never should have been veterans past and future. The leaders in the world with their peasized brains lack the knowledge to avoid war although

they can and do develop war material to destroy humanity. History glamourizes these leaders. War for corporations is money, for politicians, power and resources and for soldiers, death. Women have the power to end the carnage … no more children. Leaders would have to rely on robots. H. Howarth, Tweed

Christmas at Trinity St. Andrews EMC News - Brighton Christmas is a special time for all Christians and Trinity St. Andrews United Church in Brighton will once again be celebrating the blessed event throughout the month of December. The celebrations started December 2 with the lighting of the hope candle on the first Sunday of Advent. This will be followed in succeeding weeks with the joy,

peace and love candles, culminating with the Christ candle. December 16 will be “White Gift Sunday” to support the Brighton Food Bank. Also, during this service, our first Christmas tree, decorated with handicrafts provided by our members, will be lit. Everyone is invited for this special occasion and to stay for luncheon afterwards in the new

community hall. On December 23, the third Sunday in Advent will be celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. morning service. That same evening at 7:30 p.m. the senior choir, junior choir, chimers and a brass ensemble will again offer the traditional “Nine Lessons and Carols,” which has proven so popular in recent years. On December 24, there will be two evening services,

a family service at 7 p.m. and a candlelight service at 9 p.m. at which Communion will be offered. Unrelated to the church services but in a popular seasonal offering, local entertainers Ian Simpson and Stephanie Bird will again be combining their considerable talents to present “Christmas Songs for a Winter’s Night.” This event will take place at Trinity St. Andrews United Church on Saturday, December 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 each.

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Training and recruitment among final tasks before hospice opens By Sue Dickens

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Internet has opened digital world to Historical Society By Bill Freeman

EMC Lifestyles - Hastings The digital world has opened up new possibilities for the Hastings Historical Society. “The digital world has just opened up communications,” executive member Jim Coveney told the Northwest EMC during the Hastings indoor Christmas Farmers’ Market hosted by Northumberland Tractor Parts where he was selling much-coveted HHS calendars, post cards and copies of Stewart Richardson’s biography of Hockey Hall of Fame player Dit Clapper. “We have shipped calendars to Ohio and Hawaii to families who had connections to Hastings one way or the other,” he explained. One family cottaged in Hastings for 50 years and “scooped everything to do with Hastings.” “The people from Hawaii now want us to do a digital copy of the Coughlan family history and that’s part of our digital project for the

year,” said Coveney. The HHS is busy with projects and ideas and Coveney says efforts like the well-received calendar (they’re already working on a 2014 edition) has led to the acquisition of a number of interesting artefacts. The calendar has raised the organization’s profile and provided an entrée into local collections; it has also eased any concerns people might have about the respect and care personal memorabilia receives from members of the society’s digitization team. “Now we’re getting people offering us collections of Hastings things that will make photos and other forms of communication [like the calendar]. People are happy to have a place to keep these things. Our goal is to make digital copies of everything that’s of historical interest.” “We’re looking for more interesting photos for cards and calendars in the future,” he said. The Dit Clapper project spear-

headed by historical society has produced a number of interesting photo finds including long-soughtafter images of the outdoor arena that Clapper’s father managed. Coveney continues to look for photo images of the Hastings railway station, once one of the busiest hubs in the village but a site that has proved tricky for photo-tracking sleuths. “The Internet has opened the world to people who are interested in Hastings,” he says. He is excited about the society’s acquisition of old eight-millimetre movies from 1950 to 1975 that have been converted to DVD format. “We’re seeking more to make an interesting record of that time. We want to produce an audio overlay while there are people here to tell the story.” Coveney says that most Historical Society members don’t have Hastings roots. “So I realize how important it is

to get this knowledge.” As an example he notes a recently discovered 1914 Hastings team lacrosse photo; at that time Hastings

was a provincial lacrosse power. The challenge they face is identifying the players in the photo.

Jim Coveney of the Hastings Historical Society was selling Hastings-related post cards, calendars and the Dit Clapper biography at the indoor Christmas Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Photo: Bill Freeman



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EMC News - Warkworth “It is regrettable that as Community Nursing Home moves ahead to fulfill this goal, the home in Warkworth may be subject to the fallout of negative media.” That statement appeared in a letter received at a recent meeting of Trent Hills’ council from Stephen Picott, chief operating officer of Community Lifecare Incorporated. In a story published last month, EMC wrote about a decision by Community Lifecare Inc., to change where it gets medications/prescriptions for residents of Community Nursing Home in Warkworth which, according to its owner, will result in a substantial loss of business for Remedy’s Rx Warkworth Pharmacy. Picott further stated: “It is regrettable that as Community Nursing Home moves ahead to fulfill this goal, the home in Warkworth may be subject to the fallout of negative media. Media events in health care affect the residents, their families and the staff and could have a negative impact on admissions. This in turn has significant consequences for our funding and therefore our staffing.” For Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan the letter prompted these comments. “I am really disappointed in this. I’ve never seen a poorer attempt to whitewash in all of my life.” Picott begins his letter with the statement: “Community Lifecare Inc. is a small family owned business dedicated to the best in quality care to the residents of the nursing home in Warkworth. In fact, it has been a great privilege and joy to provide this service to the community since we first opened in November of 1969.” Picott also notes that that “in 1994 we invested in redeveloping this property to provide better quality accommodations with modern amenities.” He also stated: “For this reason, a few years ago we approached our suppliers with our plan to upgrade our pharmacy services—including Warkworth Pharmacy. Unfortunately, no upgrades have been forthcoming since these discussions.” According to Alykhan Velji, owner of the Warkworth Pharmacy, the fact that he is no longer going to be supplying the medications/ prescriptions to the residents of the nursing home, means he will be losing 20,000 prescriptions. “That’s 50 per cent of my business,” he told EMC. Velji explained that when Community Lifecare asked for tenders back in 2008, the company chosen was PulseRX. At that time, said Velji, one of the owners of PulseRX agreed, “with an informal handshake agreement … nothing signed,” that he could supply the medications to the nursing home in Warkworth. Please see “Pharmacy” on page 15

By Bill Freeman

Review options for municipal facilities

EMC News - Norwood - A preliminary review of options for municipal buildings in Asphodel-Norwood was received by council and is expected to generate more talk. Facilities co-ordinator Chuck Pedersen outlined six options, with pros and cons, that blend services under one roof in varying configurations and suggested that councillors might like to add to the list of possible options. Below is a list of options: (1) If discussions with Pine Street Centre users are agreeable, declare the centre surplus and help the historical society find better storage space for its archives while providing an accessible location (possibly the Mil-

lennium Room) the Seniors Friendship Club with plenty of parking. If the Pine Street site is retained the municipality faces an $80,000 bill to make it accessible. Proceeds from a sale would go toward township facilities. (2a) Move the municipal office to unused space at the public works building with an elevator at a rough cost of $400,000. There would be a loss of some public works department space such as the training room; the loss of the administrative offices downtown could impact local business. Staff believes there are better options. (2b) Move the municipal offices to the public works building on one level, with no elevator, at a rough cost

of $600,000. Staff believes there are better options. (3) Move fire administration, training and support to the public works building taking over underutilized upstairs space. The existing fire station would be replaced with a simple truck bay. The rough cost of this option is $160,000. Response times

would remain “reasonable” because satellite stations would not change. (4) Move the entire fire department to the public works building at a rough cost of $375,000. There would be efficiencies for shared space but response times would increase and there’d be considerable costs to make the

conversion. Staff does not support this option. (5) Move both the municipal office and fire department to the public works building at a rough cost of $975,000. There would be shared space efficiencies but the cost is extreme and staff does not support the option. (6) Move the municipal

office to the community centre at a rough cost of $600,000. The Millennium Room would be redesigned to accommodate offices and the open space above the centre’s lobby would be converted to a public area for viewing and functions. Staff supports this plan for long-term planning.

Pharmacy owner wants a written contract Continued from page 14

This month-to-month handshake agreement continued for three years. Velji told EMC that he did ask to formalize the agreement with a signed contract but that never happened.

Following protocol and working through nursing home administrator Lisa Allanson he said he would upgrade his technology if he was given a signed contract. Without a contract he didn’t want to implement

what he considers to be a substantial investment. The cost for him to upgrade, with Community Lifecare’s software, would be anywhere from $50,000 to $60,000, he told EMC. “If it’s a matter of technol-

ogy I am willing to upgrade as long as I know I have a contract,” Velji told EMC. Velji said the future of his pharmacy remains in jeopardy. He hopes to replace the lost business with new customers.

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Leahy concert to thrill Norwood By Bill Freeman

EMC Entertainment - Norwood - Shania Twain loved Leahy so much that she asked the band to open for her on the record setting and musicshifting “Come Over Here” tour and for 175 shows the eight-member Lakefieldbased band thrilled interna-

tional audiences and added to their reputation as one of the finest country-roots-Celtic bands in the world. Local fans can get a taste of that brilliance May 4 when the band pulls into the AsphodelNorwood Community Centre for a concert that is part of the Norwood IODE’s 100th anni-

versary celebrations. The concert, with just 1,000 tickets available, is being presented by the Norwood IODE and Norwood Lions Club. Area music lovers have watched the group grow as performers as part of The Leahy Family which blazed a pioneering trail across the music world before morphing into Leahy in 1997 with the self-titled instrumental album Leahy.

That album, which reached number four on the Billboard world music chart, helped the band claim two Juno awards in 1998, one for best new group and another for best instrumental artist. The following year they won another Juno as best country group or duo and joined Twain for her mammoth tour. The band is currently working on a fourth album and DVD, a live recording.

Tickets for the Norwood show are $40 for adults and a limited number of youth tickets at $25; there are also $75 VIP packages which include preferred seating and a private “meet and greet” after the show. Cash purchases can be made at Home Hardware stores in Campbellford, Norwood, Hastings, Marmora, Havelock, Madoc, Apsley, Lakefield, Lindsay (Kent Street), Millbrook and Peter-

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EMC Entertainment - Belleville - Quick! How fast can you say “Peter Potter panto” four times over? That is the title of this year’s holiday season pantomime by the Quinte area’s resident stage genius, Caroline Smith. Before you jump to conclusions, it has “nothing to do with Harry Potter” This fun romp involves completely different characters and a plot centred on the ancient Mayan calendar and its “doom’s day.” Most of the seven on-stage characters are repeats from previous pantos by Smith’s Moonpath Productions, including Belleville-born Graham Parkhurst and Ryan Allen, he of the powerful voice. Another familiar face with local audiences is Prince Edward County performer Rick Zimmerman. Eric Craig plays the traditional cross-dresser, Mrs. Potter, and Rachel Fischer adds a touch of evil, playing “Diabolica.” Newcomer Sarah Horsman said she is particularly pleased with her role as “the heroine.” “We’re all having fun,” said Zimmerman, confirming the usual ad-lib antics and strong audience interaction.

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Looking back on 35 years of curling history By Judy Backus

EMC Sports - Marmora The invitation to the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Marmora and Area Curling Club’s incorporation read, “Join us for an evening of walking down memory lane.” Anyone arriving at the club on the evening of

December 1, was able to do just that. Tables were filled with memorabilia including letters, photos, trophies, and newspaper clippings from years gone by, while the walls were lined with hundreds of photos mounted on bristol board, resulting in a peek at Marmora’s curling

days over the past decades. Club President Wendy McCoy, who organized and prepared the many and tempting edibles, which varied from canapés to sweets and homemade fudge, credited fellow member Joy Reid for helping to organize the artefacts. She mentioned

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EMC News - Norwood Township Councillor Mary Hay welcomes a preliminary review of municipal facility

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Travis Berlenbach performs at the Norwood Lions Club’s fund-raising wings night at the Norwood Town Hall. The event helped raise funds for the Norwood District High School football program and its campaign to upgrade its equipment. Members of the Senior Knights were on hand as wait staff. Photo: Bill Freeman

options but wants more information on the broad range of suggestions rather than asking for more details on just “option five” which suggests moving the complete fire department and municipal office to the public works building on Highway #7, a recommendation staff does not support. Councillor Rick Kloosterman tabled a motion asking for further investigation of that option. Hay wants a more “fulsomeness answer” to why staff opposes that option and more clarity regarding the admittedly roughly estimated cost of $975,000. Facilities co-ordinator Chuck Pedersen says dollar estimates were based solely on county construction costs. “We used numbers that the county uses for construction purposes,” Pedersen explained. He said he would not spend money to develop more detailed price quotations without direction and authorization from council.

“I don’t have enough rationale for why staff doesn’t support this to argue against it and I don’t have enough sense of what number six (moving the municipal office to the community centre) might look like in order to turn down the current motion and move to another one,” said Hay.

that invitations had been sent to all signing members of the incorporation, as well as all current members, of which there are 80. As well, an ad appeared in the paper to notify past members and any other interested parties about the gathering. Prior to the guests’ arrival, McCoy commented

on the many items retrieved from the club’s storage cupboard, saying, “Some of the things we found were just amazing.” In speaking of past members she suggested, “They were such good historians and kept records of all club activities over the years,” adding with regard to the present day, “We need

to be better historians!” During the evening, Marmora and Lake Councillor Linda Bracken presented McCoy with a certificate to mark the occasion, saying how the curling club functions through the work of volunteers and how good they have been to keep the club operational for the past 35 years.

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“We used numbers that the county uses for construction purposes.” One of the arguments against a fire station move to the public works station is an expected increase in emergency response times. “I really don’t have a good sense of what is an acceptable response time,” Hay said. “I need more framework around this too. I’d like to have more information on more than just [option five].”

EMC News - Deb Follett and the Fieldstone Flower Shoppe in Norwood won the grand prize in the Asphodel-Norwood Beautification Committee’s second annual Christmas window decorating competition which was judged Saturday afternoon by committee members Jayne Rodgers, Jen McKelvie and township Councillor Mary Hay. Follett, who was not on hand to receive the prize, will receive a plaque from the ANBC as well as a large gift basket prepared by committee member Anne McIntyre. Honourable mentions were given to Do’s for Dogs and last year’s winner, Audrey’s Bulk Food Store. In the photo are (l-r) Jen McKelvie, ANBC co-chair Doreen Allen and Jayne Rodgers. Photo: Bill Freeman


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Campbellford 4-H members bring home second place By Sue Dickens

ticipants from any county are permitted to compete at the national level and a herdsman makes nine. No stranger to competition she won grand champion showman at the Campbellford fair last year but the Royal was a new experience. “It was a different atmosphere when you got in the ring. I’ve never shown in a ring that big before,” she said. She also came home with fourth place in the Junior Yearling event with Jeffshaven Goldwyn Bambi. “I like the Royal because you get to meet lots of people and make connections


EMC News - Trent Hills It’s not always about winning but this year the Northumberland County 4-H farmers did come home with second place in the Premier County competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Sarah Jeffs of Campbellford who was one of the eight 4-H members of the team who went to the fair said this was a great experience. “This was my first time showing at the Royal although I have gone as a herdsman for the previous two years,” she told EMC. No more than eight par-

in the industry all around the province,” she said. Jeffs, 19, is in her second year of university and is taking environmental management in agriculture at Ridgetown. She has been in 4-H for about nine years. Matt Forestell, also of Campbellford, was another member of the Northumberland County 4-H team This was his fifth year at the Royal. Last year I came second as a junior showman,” he said. This year he brought home sixth place in Intermediate Showman - dairy. “I‘ve been in 4-H for the past five or six years and enjoy working with different people and with the cows,” he told EMC. “At the Royal you get to meet people from all over. I have friends in Quebec, PEI and Nova Scotia,” he added. Living on a turkey farm he’s lucky he has friends who have cattle which he can show. In fact he helped Gord McMillan, owner of Kingsway Farms, with his cows at the Royal. He plans on going to university and get in the business of agriculture. Bryce Seaborn, 17, another Campbellford 4-H member on the Northumberland team entered the showmanship classes and came home with a 7th Intermediate Showman win with Comestar Alica Goldwyn, a Holstein heifer. He’s been going to the Royal since 2008 and en-

Sarah Jeffs, left, of Campbellford, was among the Northumberland Count 4-H team members that brought home second Premier County in the Canadian 4-H Classic at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Photo: Submitted

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perience. You learn new things all the time about cattle, which is the club I am in,” he said. Others who were on the team included: Mike Barnum who placed sixth, Summer Yearling (Kingsway Fever Cowbell); Derek Lee who placed seventh, Intermediate Calf (Kingsway Goldwyn Dallas); Jess Carr who was tenth Intermediate Showman; and Mike and Kristen Barnum who were tenth, and 11th in showmanship. Joanna Linton was a chaperone with the group and is a 4-H leader. She explained that each year nine delegates (herdsman included) are chosen from all the dairy clubs in Northumberland 4-H which takes in the West Northumberland club, Campbellford Senior Calf Club and Campbellford Junior Calf Club. “They compete at three fairs, Campbellford, Belleville and Roseneath to accumulate points and that’s how they get selected for one of the top eight spots,” she explained. “Getting second in premier county in the Canadian 4-H Classic is an honour,” she said. There were 53 counties from all over Canada competing. “And we were second,” she said with a grin. Katie Petherick, one of the chaperones to the Royal, has been through the 4-H program and is now a leader with Northumberland 4-H. She does it because, “I guess to give to give back to the 4-H program. “I think anyone can benefit for taking 4-H programs,” she added. Young people can join 4-H between the ages of nine and 21 and there are plenty of clubs, not just dairy clubs. It offers everything from sheep clubs to woodworking, to lifeskills. For more information about Northumberland 4-H go to: < aspx>.

Hastings Christmas market continues to grow By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings The Hastings Christmas Farmers’ Market continues to grow in popularity, variety and festiveness. “We want to make it a happening for the village and a get-together and celebration of the season. That’s the main point of it,” co-organizer Barb Klatt told the Northwest EMC as droves of browsers and shoppers dropped into the Northumberland Tractor Parts shop which had been transformed into a seasonal bazaar-like space. “It has definitely grown,” Klatt said surveying the 18 vendors. “I find that the calibre of artists has grown too. It’s a showcase of talent and bringing people together.”

Heidi McKnight of Cannon Hill Woodcraft in Hastings holds up one of the items she had for sale at the third annual Christmas Farmers’ Market. Heidi’s husband Doug was also selling handcrafted canoe paddles. Photo: Bill Freeman

The event featured things like Christmas greens and decorations,

jams and preserves, organic vegetables, fruit, breads and tarts, alpaca wool

socks, hats and mittens, maple syrup and honey, watercolours, handcrafted canoe paddles, jewellery and quilted blankets. “It’s a broad variety and it’s all local,” Klatt added. “It’s been fun; what else can you call it?” said Lillie Rienstra of Northumberland Tractor Parts who also helps organize the show. “We’re happy to give people a chance to get out and do some Christmas shopping,” Rienstra said. “I’m always surprised at some of the people who live in this area and their talents. “It’s nice to be able to give crafters a chance to display what they do; we’ve got people selling stuff here that is valuable.” Rienstra runs a farmers’ market at the business on

Donald Armata of Stirling had a fine display of original art work on display at the third annual Christmas Farmers’ Market in Hastings. Photo: Bill Freeman

the south end of Hastings summer on County Road 45 and continues to see some items during the winter. “I have got people coming in all the time all times

of the week. It’s amazing; if you’ve got it you can find a market for it. I’ve met some chefs around here and they give you hints of how to do different things.”

Friends of NDHS want “low key” meeting with superintendents EMC News - Norwood The Community Friends of Norwood District High School will arrange a “low key” meeting with two public school board superintendents to share some of their ideas about the high school and learn more about the board’s exploration of options for small rural schools. The group was responding to a positive letter from

Kawartha Pine Ridge District Public School Board director of education Rusty Hicks, a response to an earlier letter sent to Hicks by the committee asking about the board’s interest in striking a committee to look at programming options for small community schools. “As you well know, across our system and across most of the province, declining enrollment is a reality, and the

Norwood community is no exception,” Hicks wrote to Friends chair Verna Shackleton. “We have the mutual goal of providing the best possible program for all of our students and I commend your efforts and that of the committee to looking for ways to do this,” he said. “Although we have not struck a formal committee, we do have a number of trustees and

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school administrators exploring one option for small community schools, and that is the K - 12 model.” A group of KPR administrators are going to the Bluewater District Board which operate Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in Bruce and Grey Counties. Hicks encouraged a meeting with superintendents Greg Ingram and Steve Girardi; Girardi, a former Norwood District Public School teacher, is responsible for providing annual reports to the board on school accommodation issues. “To me the advantage of keeping it informal is to allow dialogue to go both ways,” Shackleton said. “We’ve all been talking collectively about the NDHS scenario and if you include the K to 12 then it’s Havelock and Norwood Public,” committee member Andy Sharpe of Havelock said. “We would certainly like to talk to Mr. Ingram and understand a bit more on his views.” “We really don’t have a direction on where we’re going with this year and I don’t know how we get to that direction,” Sharpe added. The Community Friends of NDHS was formed in advance of the expected accommodation review of NDHS and Campbellford District

High School and is interested in developing ideas on programming initiatives to help the high school deal with enrollment woes; it’s also keenly interested in promoting the unique things that happen at the school like the NDHS-CDHS shared Grade 12 calculus class which NDHS students take via videoconference. The group also brainstorms ideas about possible partnership opportunities with outside groups and organizations that would benefit the school. Sharpe is enthusiastic about the new Kawartha Trades Skills Centre planned for Fleming College. “That’s huge, how can we

tap into that?” Sharpe wondered. “This high school is beyond just students, it’s about community, it’s about growth, it’s about the future,” says member Bianca Sclippa-Barrett. Sclippa-Barrett would like to see youth involved in Friends committee. “Ultimately the youth of this community will be affected [if something happens to the high school] and should have a buy-in to having a local school.” The committee would like to hear from youth “to give direction, what [they] want to see in a high school, what makes it important to them.”



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EMC Entertainment - Sue and Mike McCauley of Marmora kick things into gear during another standing-room-only open stage night at the Cat Sass Coffeehouse in Norwood. The event drew performers from as far away as Madoc all enticed by the friendly, warm vibe the eclectic Highway #7 music and java store serves up. Photo: Bill Freeman

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Kindergarten classroom changes more than just cosmetic By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Campbellford - What better way to start another school year than in a classroom the students themselves design and take ownership of with their imaginations and skills. For the students in the kindergarten room at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School here, the project to change not only the room but the way children learn began last summer. “Our new kindergarten room really went through a transformation and we had a great deal of help from the community,” commented principal Virginia Marini. “We were overwhelmed by the support our staff got from the community when making the improvements so we were hoping to acknowledge some of that help,” she explained. An open house was held recently to showcase just what has changed. Two of the 31 kindergarten students told EMC what they liked about the changes they saw when they started back to school this year. Both Leah Noble and Shylen Meier, second-year kindergarten pupils said they like the new room because it has plenty of activities for them to do. Teacher Allison Edwards (Early Childhood Educator

too) described some of the work that was done this past summer. “We had a bank of cubbies in the middle of the room. The board renovated by moving those over to a wall. We have a new floor and the walls were painted,” she said. Amy Jo Doherty, ECE (Early Childhood Educator) with the kindergarten class explained, “In the summer we renovated the room cosmetically. The look is all about nature and the approach is called Reggio Emilia.” For those who have never heard the term Reggio Emilia, it is an approach to teaching that began in Italy but never made its way into the classrooms in Canada for a while. A celebrated approach to early childhood education Reggio Emilia is slowly making headway in Canadian public schools. Developed in preschools in its namesake northern Italian town over several decades, the Reggio Emilia approach recognizes children as resourceful and capable and places the community and local culture at the centre of democratic, participatory learning. “We both just felt that it was a natural way of teaching, a way of bringing nature


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in,” said Edwards. The board agreed and brought the curriculum forward two years ago. The renovations and revitalization of the kindergarten room seemed like the right time to introduce this new method of teaching. “On the walls there are no teacher materials. Here everything that goes up on the walls is made by the students,” commented Edwards. Both she and Amy Jo Doherty have been in the teaching field for 19 years and see this “inquiry based” learning a chance for children to create their own reality in a learning environment. “It’s all about the engagement. The students are completely engaged,” said Edwards, explaining that for 30 minutes the day before they had sat still and listened to a builder make a presentation. For Edwards and Doherty, their “aha” moment goes back to the first day the kids came into the classroom in September. “We let them have free choice play and within minutes every single child was busy. Obviously the environment we hoped for had come to fruition,” said Doherty. “Inquiry based means the students come with an idea or we observe and see what they are interested in and we help facilitate that,” she

Second-year classmates in kindergarten at St. Mary School, from left, Leah Noble and Shylen Meier stand arm in arm beside a tree created by their class to showcase family photos and also hold onto an iPad, all of which are part of a new environment they create themselves in an approach to learning called Reggio Emilia. Photo: Sue Dickens

added. “We are a big technological room and there is a smart board that is always on along with two, three or four iPads at any given time so the kids are always using something different.” The cost for renovating and revitalizing the room was $10,000 the majority of which came from the school

board and it paid for all the new equipment, tables, chairs, kitchen set etc. St. Mary’s Catholic School Parent Council contributed $1,000 to do the cosmetic stuff, drapes, paint etc. Two years ago this curriculum was introduced to the schools by the board and hopes are it will be taken through all the grades even-

tually. The community members that helped included: PVNC School Board, St. Mary Parent Council, Giant Tiger, Rona, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, Benjamin Graphics, Number One Sewing, Beamish Carpet, Royal LePage, Village Paint and Paper, Joan Ruf, Barb Begbie and Shelley Meier.

Hastings Scouts ready to launch silent auction By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings The 1st Hastings Scouts are gearing up for another silent auction to help with ongoing fund raising for this summer’s Canadian Scouting Jamboree near Sylvan Lake, Alberta. It will cost each youth and leader about $1,500 to attend the twelfth annual Jamboree; that includes camp fees, activities, food and transportation. This is the local Scouts’ second silent auction and the youth group is thrilled to have received the level of support it has in organizing the event which runs from December 7 to December 14 at Johnston’s Pharmacy on Front Street

East then shifting to the “Last Chance Christmas Bazaar” at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 106 on December 15 for a final day. They are hoping silent auction bidders will drop into the Legion and do a little Christmas shopping while they peruse the bid items. The Scouts have been doing a variety of fund raisers since May starting off with a yard sale, says leader Mary Jane Stevenson. They would like to thank the Canada Day Parade Committee for allowing them to sell freezies on July 1 and to Todd’s Valu Mart which gave

Scouts a chance to bag groceries as an additional fund raiser. The Hastings Waterfront Festival also came through with a generous donation, Stevenson says. The Hastings Scouting Movement would like to thank some people from its first auction including the Royal Bank for allowing the group to launch the auction there. Others earning their appreciation are Elke’s Massage Therapy, Out of the Woods, Reg Ward Insurance, Banjo’s Restaurant, George Gordon, MJ Stevenson and Sandy McNaughton; in the

Campbellford area, Barbarian, Master Sub, Dooher’s Bakery, Sharpe’s Food Market, Rabethges, World’s Finest Chocolates, Caroline Floral Design and Lu-Anne Cummings and The Beretta Company. Stevenson says the Hastings Scouts will do more fund raising in 2013 starting off with a January 12 bottle; they encourage local residents to keep their empty bottles and make a donation to the Scouts at that time. She hopes the community continues to support the organization and the young people who get so much out of it.

Council debates size of proposed subdivision By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West The dust has still not settled over the proposed Orchard Lane subdivision. Council debated the draft plan from the Planning Advisory Committee which called for a total of 225 single detached lots in Murray Ward.

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the authority to let the approval lapse if it is not completed in three years. He said they have made it clear the sewage system is only for 100 homes and they can rescind draft approval. Jim Harrison said they have approved only 100 lots and if they increase that to 224 lots it would increase the density tremendously. Gary Dyke suggested this be conditional to draft approval. Murphy said if they don’t approve all 224 lots it will affect the layout of the subdivision. “It would have to be redesigned,” he said. Paul Kyte moved for deferral, asking for a detailed report from staff later. Gary Dyke said they can bring it back at the December 17 council meeting.

Students and staff celebrate Spirit Day at CDHS By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Campbellford - Whether challenging oneself with a Bouncy Castle rock climb and slide or competing against classmates in a board game, “Spirit Day” brought students and teachers together for a fun-filled afternoon at Campbellford District High School. “There’s a lot of school spirit here. I am really enjoying,” said Carolin Christ, a Campbellford Rotary exchange student from Germany. She was enjoying making a S’more at a bonfire, one of the outdoor venues for the afternoon. Earlier students had lined up for the “awesome” chili being served by staff. “Spirit day means getting together as a school and just having a good time,” said Skylar Normington, a Grade 11 student who is a student activity rep with the school’s student council. Rachel Doyle, also in Grade 11 agreed. “Spirit Day means showing support for each other and CDHS pride, showing our pride and spirit.” Business teacher Sarah Murray, who was serving up some chili said, “It’s just a great day for everybody to get out and it’s a sense of community within the school. It’s great for the students to see all the staff involved … so hopefully it’s a fun day and everybody gets a chance to get out and mingle.” This was the second Spirit Day at the school.

Campbellford Rotary exchange student Carolin Christ made some S’mores at the outdoor campfire. When she returns to her school in Germany she plans on suggesting they hold a similar event. Photo: Sue Dickens

Proudly sporting the letters CDHS while enjoying some hot chili during Spirit Day at the high school in Campbellford are: from left, Rachel Doyle who was joined by classmate Skylar Normington. Business teacher Sarah Murray joined other staff to participate in the fun afternoon. Photo: Sue Dickens

Zoe Dafoe, a Grade 10 student at CDHS got into the spirit and had her face painted by teacher Pat Davis. “I think making S’mores was the best part of the day,” said Dafoe. “Spirit Day is wonderful. I sat down in the library and played a board game with a student. It was a lot of fun,” said Davis. Photo: Sue Dickens

Playing Monopoly, one of many board games set up in the school library for Spirit Day are some Grade 12 students and a teacher: from left, Boyd Thompson; math teacher Nicole Martin; Alexander Thomas; Ethan Coulthard; and Zack Hooisma. “It’s a pretty intense game … we get along most of the time,” said Thomas grinning. Photo: Sue Dickens

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The Donegal Fiddlers Orchestra had plenty of festive fun during their Christmas dance at the Norwood Town Hall which featured a surprise appearance by Juno award winning musician Ashley MacIsaac. Photo: Bill Freeman By Bill Freeman

EMC Entertainment Norwood - “We’re beyond ecstatic,” Alilee Thompson said Saturday night when it finally sank in that brilliant Canadian fiddler Ashley MacIsaac was going to sit in the with the Donegal Fiddlers Orchestra. Thompson, one of the founders of the ten-yearold ensemble, was at the Norwood Town Hall to greet MacIsaac who had

caught their September concert in Hastings and chatted with band members afterward. Their invitation to come and join them was taken up. “Ron [upright bass player Ron Scott] brought him back and said: ‘This guy wants to join our orchestra, his name is Ashley MacIsaac.’” “He said he’d like to come to one of our dances,” Thompson told the Northwest EMC. “It’s a thrill for R0011790198

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EMC Events - Santa Claus took time out of his very busy schedule to spend time at the Christmas Extravaganza at the Norwood Town Hall which raised money and donations for the Norwood Ministerial Food Bank and the township’s two elementary school breakfast programs. Photo: Bill Freeman

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World skating champ still has the moves fun. Whether they compete or not they’ll have something they can do for their lifetime and maybe at my old age I can show them you can keep doing it.” “There are no real secrets in skating,” he says. “You put it out there and you give them the foundation and it’s up to them, their body type,

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EMC Lifestyles - Norwood - From snowman on ice to world champion. That’s the trajectory Don Jackson followed on his way to becoming the trailblazing star of Canadian figure skating; the man who set the stage for the likes of Toller Cranston, Elvis Stojko, Kurt Browning and Brian Orser. The three-time Canadian champion, Olympic medallist and world titleist was in Norwood last week at the On the Leading Edge development clinic attracting a record 64 skaters from 15 clubs with youngsters soaking up Jackson’s tips as well as some off-ice theatre and dance training. Jackson’s snowman turn on ice was at his school’s outdoor carnival where the eight-yearold borrowed a pair of skates and won a prize. “I didn’t have to do much, I just watched,” the personable 70-year-old told the Northwest EMC with a chuckle. What Jackson really wanted to do was join the races but first he had to learn how to skate convincing his mother to register him with the Oshawa Skating Club where he appeared as the “lost child” in his first carnival. “That gave me the inspiration to go on. I enjoyed it and had some great coaches. From there I never looked back,” he said. “I guess I had a little bit of natural ability because I didn’t have any problem jumping. I just had a problem landing but I didn’t mind being on

and their reflexes their actions.” Skaters today, he adds, are lucky because they watch the best in the world on television. “In my day the only way you could see the best was by competing.” Jackson also says skaters benefit hugely from off-ice

training; his generation spent countless hours perfecting the 68 combinations of figures that counted for 60 per cent of marks. “Nowadays there’s so much you can learn off ice. Skating has improved a great deal. They can stretch more which is a very important part of skating which I didn’t do.”

Hockey’s Novice LL’s put on show Former figure skating world champion and Olympic medallist Don Jackson spent a day with young skaters at the On the Leading Edge development clinic hosted by the Norwood and District Skating Club. Photo: Bill Freeman

the seat of my pants half the time.” Jackson sorted that out winning the national junior title at 14; by 1956 he was second at the Canadian men’s championship taking his first gold three years later as well as silver at the world championships. Jackson won one more silver before taking gold in Prague in 1962 becoming the first skater to complete a triple lutz. He won Olympic bronze in 1960. “I just hope than in my over 50 years I’ve got some information that can be said in a different way,” Jackson

said. “A good foundation is very important [and] I do a lot of little exercises that will help them in ways they may not even realize. “I’m glad the coaches are here too so I can explain some of the things I’m doing and answer questions,” he added. His key message is: “Always have fun skating. “I enjoy [instructing beginners] because they try and they’re happy. It has to be

EMC Sports - It was non-stop, up and down action for the Havelock and Norwood novice Local League squads as they faced each other last week. Fans certainly got their money and hot chocolate’s worth of hockey in a tight game that the Hornets wrested away from the hometown Hawks 4 - 1. Scoring twice for Norwood was Andrew Beriault with singles to Colby Hanbridge and Nathan Honey. Adding an assist was Nathan Honey. Firing in the lone goal for the Hawks was Mackenzie Petherick. Photo: Bill Freeman

Rebels’ win streak snapped at five further. Rebels buzz: Despite having the win streak stopped at five the Rebels have run off 12 wins in their last 14 games. They’re back at it in Picton December 6 with a home date against Napanee (6-14-1-0) December

7. They travel to Port Hope December 14. Ryan Crowley (13-22-35) is tied for third in the EBJCHL scoring standings with Picton’s Mitchell Smith. Seamus McDougall (7-27-34) is fifth and rookie Hunter Fargey (17-15-32) is sixth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CDHS grad brings movie crew to town By Sue Dickens

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

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

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

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

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

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Frank Trombley was one of the seniors who agreed to be part of the film. “I am really enjoying this. It’s a lot of fun,” he told EMC in between takes. One of the highlights of the whirlwind stop in Campbellford, for Schrie-


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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By John M. Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo contest winners awarded in council

By Kate Everson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday Classified ad deadlines

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

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

Call Barb at 613-477-1113

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


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

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


Open House

Best wishes only!

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



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

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

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

Your 10-4 Rd., and

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


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

BRAUNWARTH, Gisela Jolantha Marliese

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Since 1998

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

BULL, Helen Eileen



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

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


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







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


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


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

Central Boiler outdoor Wood FurnaCeS



(Since 1985)

Property Management

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Kenmau Ltd.

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


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





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

Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

Property Management


Bay Terrace I&II


TrenTon easT side



Godfrey, ON 613-374-2566


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

Kenmau Ltd.

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


TrenTon WesT side

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

Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

Property Management


Kenmau Ltd.


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

(Affordably!) CALL

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

Call Kenmau Ltd.

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


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

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

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

Factory incentive on the ECL 1400. Limited quantity.

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

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Christmas at the Honey House

Saturdays, December 1&8

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

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


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


Twin Sisters Hive & Honey Products

Carrier Routes Available

FSCO Lic# M08002475 Broker# 10202 Independently Owned and Operated

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



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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Painting & Handyman ServiceS

Retired Painter needs work Honest & reliable workmanship


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

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

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

Location: 131 st. paul street, Belleville, ontario

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



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

SOS Online Services

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


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

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

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

In Service since 1978

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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



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



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

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


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

Auctioneer: Allen McGrath



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

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



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

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



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

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

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


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



Auction Sale

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


Doors open at 5:00pm


Tuesday Dec. 11th @ 6pm

Visit: for pictures of sale items.




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

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



9:30 A.M.

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

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

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

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


SAT. DEC. 15TH , 2012

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

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


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




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


BELLEVILLE The Canadian Hearing Society offers Walk In Wednesdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4pm. Speak to a Hearing Care Counsellor. No appointment necessary. Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas St. E Belleville The Schizophrenia Support Services support meetings. Every second Wednesday of the month, 7- 8:30pm. Canadian Mental Health Association Offices, 199 Front St., Belleville. For info call, Sara MacDonald (613)888-5322. Juried Youth Art Show: International Women’s Day – A Youth Perspective at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, February 7-28, 2013. Open to high school students. Deadline for entry Dec. 19. Entry form available at: Belleville Public Library,, or ask your art teacher! Quinte Region Crokinole Club, every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Avaya building at 250 Sidney St., Belleville, south entrance. Cost is $4.00. . For info: Dave Brown at 613-967-7720 or Louis Gauthier at 613-849-0690. Seniors 5-pin Bowling, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Come and meet new friends for fun and fellowship. Belleville Pro Bowl, Bayview Mall. Call Ken 613-962-3429 Advent Recitals at Bridge Street United Church. Tuesday, December 11 and 18, 12:15 pm. Free recitals of seasonal music in the sanctuary. A free-will offering and food donations for the Gleaner’s Food Bank. An Evening of General & Seasonal Music presented by the Hastings & Prince Edward Regional Chorus. Dec. 9 & 11, 7 p.m., St. Thomas Church, 201 Church St., Belleville. Tickets $20, 12 & under $5, available at Quinte Arts Council & St. Thomas Church. Opening Reception of Looking Back: From Paint to Fibre, John M. Parrot Art Gallery. Trunk Show Brown Bag Lunch, Wednesday, December 12, 12 - 1 p.m. This is a retrospective show of artist Joan Reive. This exhibition runs from December 6 to January 3 Diner’s Club Every Tuesday from 12noon until 2:00pm @ Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville, for further information call 613-969-0130 Shout Sister Choir is looking for new members. Practices are Tuesday, 7- 9 p.m., Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge Street East, Belleville. “Open Studio Tuesdays” program continues, John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Tuesday, December 11, 9:30am - 1pm. All levels of artists are invited to bring their supplies, and a willingness learn. Admission is free For info: 6136731 x2240 or e-mail gallery@ “The Messiah Mystery” on December 12, 7pm. The story of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth performed by Mark Finnan. Eastminister United Church, Belleville. Free will offering. opening reception of Claws, Paws and Talons, John M. Parrot Art Gallery, 6-7 pm for wildlife photographer William Bickle’s solo exhibition of photographs of the grizzlies of Khutzeymateen. This show runs from December 6 to January 3

The Ontario Early Years Centre at Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms at 301 MacDonald Ave., Belleville. Open 6 days a week. For information: or telephone 613-966-9427. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets Wednesday, 7 p.m. in Hillcrest Community Centre, 69 Centre St, Belleville. No dues or fees for members. For info: Susan at 613-471-0228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or visit Belleville Toastmasters, see for all three clubs in the area. Join as a member, or come as a guest. Also, what a wonderful gift to help someone’s life Amnesty International International Human Rights Day, Monday 10 December. Take part in a world wide Greeting Card Campaign. Drop in at the CORE, 223 Pinnacle St, Belleville (entrance Campbell St),10 am-4 pm. Donations for postage appreciated. Info: Jan, 613-968-9659; Mieke, 613-969-1782 Nutritious, frozen meals distributed every Friday, 2-4 p.m., Bridge Street Church, Belleville. There is no cost and no pre-ordering is required. To register, show ID on your first visit for each participating family member. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cantata, “Born a Saviour, Born a King”, Saturday, December 8, 7 pm, 516 Victoria Ave, Belleville. Refreshments after the performance. Free will offering. Christmas Luncheon, Wednesday December 12, 12-2 pm, 290 Bridge St. W (Salvation Army) sponsored by Belleville Christian Women’s Club. Tickets $10, free nursery, reservations please call Darlene @ 613-961-0956 Belleville Brain Tumour Support Group, Christmas Party Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m., Eastminster United Church Pot Luck Dinner and Gift Exchange. Bring your favourite dish to share. On-Line Silent Auction, Monday December 10 at 9am to Friday December 14 at 12pm. Pre-register today at All proceeds to support Continuing On In Education and OWLS, a day and respite program for adults with special needs. For info: 613 962-8350

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lang-Hastings Trail will get finishing touches By Bill Freeman

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

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

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

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