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Frostfest a frosty delight for children By Kate Everson

EMC News - Batawa - It was a bit frosty for Frostfest on Saturday but that didn’t keep the kids coming to have some fun. In fact, there were several kinds of kids. The petting zoo featured small goats with some kids who had just as much fun being petted. There was a miniature pony, some longnecked geese, and a potbellied pig that just wanted to stay inside his little hut, and some furry rabbits and fluffy fowl that didn’t mind the cold. “They all love Frostfest,” said a smiling organizer Colleen Vickers from inside the Community Centre where she helped Seniors Unlimited serve up unlimited hot snacks. The Trenton Golden Hawks managed to sneak inside after a few rounds of hockey on the pond. The children enjoyed lacing up their skates with them. The Batawa firefighters were on hand keeping an eye on the fire where marshmallows could be toasted on a double-pronged


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WINTER BLUES Horse and wagon rides around the hamlet of Batawa drew the crowds who piled on the hay. Photo: Kate Everson

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EMC News - Brighton Public question period is being reinstated at municipal council meetings. At their regular meeting on Monday night, council unanimously approved bringing the agenda item back and amending the procedural bylaw to add, “no person speaking during public question period shall speak disrespectfully of any person, use offensive words or unparliamentary language or disobey the rules of order or a decision of the chairperson.” Municipal council suspended public question period last November on the advice of the municipal integrity commissioner, who

called it “a recipe for disaster.” In December, local residents David Green and Roger McMurray appeared as a community delegation to discuss options to receive comments and questions from citizens. Council received the information and referred the issue to municipal staff for a report. “It is the desire of all elected officials to seek and gain input and information from the public to be able to fulfill their obligations and adequately meet the needs of the community they serve,” said municipal CAO Gayle Frost in her report. “When managed effectively, opportunities for members of the public to interact,

discuss and provide input to their elected can be very valuable.” As well as the return of question period, time for “citizen comments” will be added to the agenda, after delegations, where “any member of the public may rise and submit comments or ideas to council or committee of the whole on any matter that is within the responsibility of the municipality without the provision of notice.” Participants will be required to fill out a form within ten minutes prior to the start of the meeting and the chairperson will decide on the order and appropriateness of the comments. Speakers will have a maxi-

mum of three minutes to make their point. “This allows the citizens to make comment or provide input to members of council on any item they like,” explained Frost. “It provides an opportunity for people in the community to provide input.” “This will give residents four different opportunities to address council,” said Green, who, along with McMurray, returned as a delegation on Monday night. “They can write a letter, they can appear as a delegation, they can talk during citizen comments or they can ask during question period. This council could not offer more opportunities to their ratepayers to have

their views known.” After the presentation, McMurray presented Mayor Mark Walas with a digital timer. “I’m delighted this is coming back,” said Councillor Mary Tadman. In answer to a suggested trial period for the return of question period, Walas had the last word. “It’s quite clear that it was removed once and it’s being reinstated on a very positive note,” he said. “If it is not working it will be addressed again.” Question period and citizen comments will begin in March after changes to the procedural bylaw are ratified at the February 19 council meeting.

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EMC News - The cities of Belleville and Quinte West, along with presenting sponsor Scotiabank, are proud to host the Beyond the City Lights Rural Tourism Conference on March 20, 2013, at the Maranatha Church in Belleville. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs works with local tourism partners and municipalities to co-ordinate these one-day conferences throughout the province. The theme of this year’s conference is “It’s All About the Local Food,” which will focus on promoting the entire value chain including the producer, processor, supplier and consumer and how they can benefit from current culinary and agri-tourism trends. Adding to the economic benefit, culinary and agri-tourism provides quality agricul-

tural experiences for visitors and residents; it preserves the farming industry and supports the notion of eating locally grown products. “The idea stemmed from a Regional Local Foods Business Retention and Expansion Project that was recently completed across nine municipalities surrounding and including the two cities,” said Linda Lisle, Manager, Economic Development, City of Quinte West. “The focus of this conference is to create collaboration and networking opportunities across these nine municipalities and beyond to address the needs and challenges that were identified in the report,” said Karen Poste, Manager, Economic & Strategic Initiatives, City of Belleville. We are featuring guest speaker Jane Eckert, an agri-

tourism expert who has turned her family’s farm into one of the most popular entertainment and tourist destinations in St. Louis, Missouri, attracting 400,000 guests annually. Other session topics will cover industry trends, marketing ideas and strategies,

collaboration, customer service, special events and more. In addition to a great day of networking, delegates will be treated to a lunchtime “Culinary Experience” featuring locally sourced dishes created by local culinary experts and is being sponsored by Regional Tourism Orga-

nizations 9 & 8; The Great Waterway and Kawarthas & Northumberland who have joined together to help promote this conference across eastern Ontario. Other sponsors of the event include the East Central Ontario Training Board, Trenval Business Development Corp., Nestle

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Tourism promoters ask for $3,500 from Quinte West By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West The Bay of Quinte Tourist Council is hoping to get $3,500 each from Quinte West and Belleville. “Our total budget for the year 2013/2014 is $43,750,” said Ryan Williams at Quinte West council Monday night. This includes a new web site, business strategy, five-year business plan, and a market-

ing plan, working with their partners including homebuilders, realtors, developers, brokerages and Loyalist College which are also contributing funding. Ryan said sports and events tourism is a $14-million market in the Bay of Quinte every year. The aim of the tourist council is to increase this to $40 million a year. They will be going after events such as

swim meets, sledge hockey, Skate Canada, food and drink festivals, conventions, soccer, Canadian Curling, basketball, national wakeboarding championships, Broomball Canada, touch football, speed skating, boating and regatta, Can-Am police fire games and much more. “The Bay of Quinte’s role is to promote the region and its facilities, promote events

and direct resources to municipalities,” he said. This is a $100-million-ayear industry in leisure tourism in the Bay of Quinte supporting 1.2 million visitors a year. The tourist council works with Quinte Economic Development Commission which represents Quinte West, Brighton and Belleville, funded on a per capita basis.


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for 2012 was $3.20 per capita, and the plan includes an increase to $3.69 per capita in 2013 to reflect the additional costs of the new business development officer for a full year. “It’s very similar to previous years; we’re not changing the focus,” King said. The mission of the QEDC remains two-fold in the new action plan; to encourage growth and diversification of industries and commercial businesses established in the area, and to market the Quinte region in order to attract new sectorally

targeted firms to locate in the community. To achieve those goals the plan outlines several key action items, including targeted development, in particular food processing and ancillary services, promoting the development of new industry in support of existing industry, focused manufacturing sector support, core services, and emphasizing logistics and transportation linkages in the area. “The targets on food and aerospace continue to be priorities for us,” King said. Other target markets include plastics and packaging, advanced manufacturing and creative economy. There exists a need to perform a new target market study as the previous study was completed in 2007, but King advised that the QEDC wait until

2014, or a full year of having the business development officer on staff to undertake a new study. “It’s getting time where we need to [do a new study] but my recommendation is let’s have a full year of measurables, of our new, expanded QEDC in place, and then at the start of 2014 look to do a strategic plan then,” King said. The new plan also details continued focus on generating interest in the Quinte area, and continuing to monitor changing economic conditions and investment opportunities to ensure effective use of marketing dollars. The plan is expected to be discussed at a February board meeting. For more information on the QEDC, visit their web site at <>.

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City to get more cameras to prevent crime EMC News - Quinte West The city has received a grant of $30,000 to install three more closed circuit cameras. “This is to support the OPP Crime Reduction Strategy,” said OPP Inspector Mike Reynolds. The grant was applied for in December through the Ministry of the Attorney General. “This is the second Civil Remedies Grant we have received for Quinte West OPP,” Reynolds said. “We also received funding during the past year for cameras at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial in Bain Park.” The cameras will be integrated into the current closed circuit camera system moni-

tored at the local OPP station. They will be strategically place to prevent unlawful activities, pertaining to assaults, disturbances by loitering, property crimes and contravention of municipal bylaws near schools and commercial properties along Dundas Street West. The grant money must be spent by March 31, 2013, and followed up with quarterly reports to the Ministry of the Attorney General. Ed Woods, manager of IT/ GIS Services, notes there will be additional costs of about $10,000 to $12,000 for additional infrastructure (one or two light poles for the camera location and a new radio and antenna on 2nd Dug Hill Road water Please see “City” on page 7

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Mackerel wars EMC Editorial It’s hard enough to manage a fishery stock sustainably when the fish stay put. Once they start moving around, it’s almost impossible. That’s why the European Union and are headGwynne Dyer Iceland ing into a mackerel war. It’s a foretaste of things to come, as warming oceans cause ocean fish to migrate in order to stay in their temperature comfort zones. The conflict this time is quite different from the “cod wars” between Iceland and Britain in 1958 and in the early 1970s, as Iceland progressively extended its maritime boundaries in order to save its cod stocks from overfishing by British trawlers. Back then, Icelanders were indisputably in the right. If they hadn’t acted decisively, their codfish would have gone the way of the world’s richest cod fishery, on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Newfoundland lost its cod because it was no longer an independent country, and the cod-fishery ranked pretty low on the Canadian government’s list of priorities. Ottawa wasn’t willing to pick a fight with other countries over codfish when it had so many other trade issues on the table, from wheat exports to airline landing rights. Whereas the cod-fishery was the biggest industry in Iceland, and so it fought hard to defend it: British trawlers’ nets were cut by Icelandic Coast Guard vessels, there were ramming incidents, and there was much angry rhetoric. In the end Iceland won, as it deserved to—and it still has its cod stocks. (A president of Iceland once told me privately that she believed Newfoundland would still have its codfish too if it had been free to fight for them.) But Icelanders are not saints, and this time they are in the wrong. The issue is the Atlantic mackerel, whose total catch went from about 150,000 tonnes in the early 1950s to over a million tonnes in 1975, and then fell back to around 700,000 tonnes by 2010. A smaller relative of the tuna, its flesh is much in demand in Europe, and it has become a mainstay of the British, Dutch and Scandinavian fishing fleets. They know the mackerel stock is being overfished, and in recent years they have set quotas for the Total Allowable Catch. This required complex negotiations between the European Union (representing the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands) and Norway (which is not an EU member). The talks were successful, but last month the Marine Conservation Society removed mackerel from its “(safe) fish to eat” list any-

way. Bernadette Clarke, fisheries officer at the MCS, explained that “the stock has moved into Icelandic and Faeroese waters, probably following their prey of small fish, crustaceans and squid. As a result, both countries have begun to fish more mackerel than was previously agreed. The total catch is now far in excess of what has been scientifically recommended and previously agreed upon by all participating countries.” What has happened is that global warming caused most of the mackerel to move northwest to the cooler waters around Iceland in the summer and since they were now in Icelandic waters, Iceland began fishing them heavily. It set a quota, of course, but it is not a EU member, and this unilaterally decided quota was in addition to the one agreed between the EU and the Norwegians. Last year scientists advised a total catch of no more than 639,000 tonnes of mackerel by the EU countries, Norway, Iceland and Russia. However, about 932,000 tonnes was caught—307,000 tonnes more than was safe. And almost half of that excess was down to the Icelanders, who caught almost no mackerel ten years ago. Icelandic Industry Minister Steingrimur Sigfusson told the Scottish Sunday Express: “In the summer you can see mackerel jumping on the water at the harbour, which is something new for us. The numbers coming to our waters are quite incredible and they double their weight when they are here … Our catch will be above the scientific advice but all I am willing to say is we will be as responsible as our situation allows us to be.” Loosely translated, that means that Iceland wants a much bigger share of the Total Allowable Catch because it now has most of the mackerel in the summer, while the countries that traditionally fished the mackerel are digging their heels in and trying to hold on to their old quotas. “We will be as responsible as our situation allows us to be” could also be the slogan of the EU countries—and it isn’t responsible at all. Maybe they’ll all see the light before they fish the mackerel out, but the EU is now muttering about sanctions, and Icelanders don’t respond well to outside pressure. Everybody involved understands what’s at stake here, but they are all answerable to their own fishing industries at home, not to international law (there is none on this issue) or to some wise and impartial arbitrator. So there may not be a deal. Good-bye, mackerel. The problem is not really greedy Icelanders or stubborn British. It is climate change. And we will see many more disputes like this, some of them with a much higher risk of violent confrontation, as the warming proceeds and fish stocks dwindle.

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Dear Editor, I read with interest the recent remarks of Mary Clare Egberts, president of Quinte Health Care in the EMC on January 24. What planet and time warp is she in? They just added three beds to TGH a while ago, now they want to cut five beds? Hello, wasting money. Where does the money go that is donated to TGH? My wife is acutely ill. She has breast cancer in her left breast and lymph glands. She has lost most of the use of her left arm and hand. The cancer has now spread to her brain. She is in TGH as she fell a week ago. She cannot walk unless assisted with a walker and a nurse. Her understanding of things is minimal. She needs care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the

year. She will be going back and forth to Kingston for radiation treatment. No guarantees. I have had to admit that after 47 years of marriage, I can no longer look after her. It is too much for me to handle. Is she to get acutely well? Your words not mine. If you wish to save money at QHC, maybe the overpaid bureaucrats and bean counters should take a cut in salary. Step up people and offer to take a cut. Also, is there any truth to the rumour that BGH failed to budget properly and they will not have enough money to finish the hospital unless cuts are made? Just asking … William Herd, Frankford

Not everyone has to feel the pain By Terry Bush

EMC Editorial - To those poor souls who try to make sense of our provincial government on a daily basis, I extend my sympathies. I wouldn’t want the job. I prefer to be annoyed on a municipal or federal level, usually federal, only because I tend to think globally these days. Blame the Internet. That changes, however, whenever the December, January and February Hydro One bills arrive in the mailbox. Then it’s provincial all the way. I’m not a fan of Hydro One but then again not many people are given Hydro’s convoluted billing practices. I like the people who work for the corporation especially those poor souls who toil away in the cold or the heat to make sure the lights go on whenever I flip the switch. As far as the billing department goes, the urge to flip something avian is sometimes overwhelming. It’s not really their fault; they’re just doing their jobs. Our problems have arisen because someone else didn’t do theirs years ago and now, because of the breakup of Ontario Hydro back in the day, we’re still saddled with paying off the debt from the 1990s. This time round, our December bill came to $700. January and February totals are yet to come. We can hardly wait. Considering we do our laundry on the weekends, constantly turn off lights whenever we leave a room, supplement our heat with a wood-burning fireplace insert and rarely have more than two lights and a television on at any given time, these sky-high bills always come as a shock. More shocking is the hated debt retirement charge. Thirty bucks this time round. Thirty bucks out of pocket to pay down a debt I had nothing to do with. If this is the way things work in the province of Ontario, I should have asked the citizens of this province to pay my bills when I was in the photography business. I made a few bad business decisions along the way. I have a number of cardboard folios sitting in my garage that I didn’t really need to purchase before I got out of the business. Eventually these boxes of cardboard, that I move from place to place because they’re worth $200, will find their way to the recycling bin. Perhaps Hydro One would care to give me some money for my bad decision to purchase folios before I shut my business down. Back in November, my monthly portion of the debt was in the neighbourhood of $16. Why the difference? Because our portion of the debt is based on the number of kilowatt hours we use in a month. So would someone from the Liberal Party please explain to me why every citizen of the Province of Ontario isn’t treated equally? Better yet, considering the Conservatives were in power when this whole mess started, maybe someone from that party could explain it to me. Why doesn’t every resident of the province have to pay the same amount? Wouldn’t that be fair? Why, when I’m paying approximately $500 more per month on electricity than anyone else I know (because I have an electric furnace), should I have to pay more to retire the stranded debt. Considering I’m doing my part to pad the coffers of Hydro One, shouldn’t I pay less than people who aren’t … a volume discount of sorts. Maybe the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation who uses my money to pay the debt can fill me in. What’s even more galling when you look into things on the Ontario government web site, is the fact that not all Ontarians are ripped off equally. Most of the province pays .7 cents per kilowatt hour to retire the debt. But according to the DRC Rate table, everyone doesn’t pay this rate. A dozen or so regions pay less. If you fall within the service area of the Canadian Niagara Power Company your rate is zero. If you’re serviced by the Sault Ste. Marie PUC your DRC rate is .20 cents per kilowatt hour. And according to the chart if you live in Campbellford you pay .49 cents. Bancroft .66 cents. This has been going on since 1998. But if you think this is an unusual occurrence in the province, think Ontario Drive Clean. If you live in our area, you have to haul your vehicle and wallet to the garage every two years to make sure your emissions are within acceptable levels. If they aren’t, it costs you money. Just to get your car checked costs you money. But if you live in North Bay, you can pollute the air to your heart’s content because residents there aren’t included in the program. Now this is just a personal observation and maybe nobody else has noticed it but the further north you travel, the older and rustier vehicles become. Fenders don’t match hoods, boxes don’t match cabs. While some people drive new vehicles, others drive beaters, vehicles that would raise more than a few eyebrows if seen on the streets of Toronto. This does make some sense because the farther afield one travels from major population centres, the less one tends to earn. But at the same time, is black smoke coming out of a tailpipe any less toxic in North Bay than it is in Toronto? It all still ends up in the atmosphere no matter which part of the province you live in. This program has been going on forever and since its inception a new crop of fuel efficient, cleaner vehicles are winding their way down the 400 series highways where most of the pollution takes place. So when are all these taxes disguised as debt retirement and clean air initiatives going to end? My guess is never unless everyone speaks up. Nobody, including the provincial government would ever kill a golden goose, would they? But then again, I’m sure we all paid for the 407 ETR toll road and it was sold at a loss. But for some reason we can’t get a driver’s licence renewed if we have an outstanding toll on the 407 even though the province no longer owns it. 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your average healthcare users either; they do want to “fix the debt.” They have a starter budget for this campaign of $60 million. They claim that to “fix the debt” will require large cuts to U.S. healthcare and pensions etc. Safe to say any more cuts to these public services will aid a speedy exit for at least some elderly there. Much of the services cut will be privatized, increasing corporate profit. The rich have their investment income taxed at the same rate as those wearing a pair of boots while earning a living. Perhaps we should encourage a Tobin tax on financial transactions, (as a number of European countries are now doing), which will be fought tooth and nail by these aristocrats. The message will be more tax cuts needed. The USA spends more than the next umpteen countries combined on the military. Perhaps a few less wars, say a limit of one at a time, would help the debt. A new rule stating we can only fight one war in one country and it must be over, with no troops on the ground before starting a new one. No war

at all would be great. (Mali is blowback from Libya which was a crock to start with.) I offer this as a free sample to both the USA and Canada as a way to save money without robbing the poor. We do seem to be in a new “every man for himself” era, where people in power (or controlling it), have little empathy or compassion for the masses. The west once claimed to be more civilized than the old world; we don’t do torture, no executions without a fair trial, our prisons are more humane, we don’t let the poor die on the street etc. No longer true, with drones killing civilians in countries we are not even at war with. Torture in the military manuals, prisons so crowded in parts of the U.S. that rooms once used as gyms are now stacked with bunks three high. In my books at least, the measure of a country’s civility is how it treats the sick and the elderly, the poor and the homeless. Are we going forward or back? Paul Whittaker, RR#1, Gilmour

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Dear Editor, The new conservative finance minister for Japan, Mr. Taro Aso, has blasted the elderly who he claims are a huge burden on the healthcare system there. He said, “They should hurry up and die” rather than drag it out for a few more years. He claims he would feel bad finding himself having to accept help from the government (note: not the taxpayer) in his old age. This is a man elected to the new government by the people, not someone imposed from outside, so we can expect he has some support from others. I should mention that like many politicians these days he is very well off and will not need public health himself. His family apparently made their wealth using prisoners of war to mine coal. The majority of U.S. senators and congress members are millionaires. I have no data on Canadian MPs. In the USA they have a new lobby group made up of 80 chief executive officers of large corporations, whose companies together reap $7.3 trillion annually. Not

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Dear Editor, My compliments to the eloquent Alan Coxwell for his well-written analysis of the political climate that prevails in Canada today. It is sad but true that a characteristic weakness of the human race is the simple fact that the very large majority of citizens have displayed, time and again, an unwillingness or more frequently, a blatant refusal, to learn from the lessons of history. I am convinced that the late

and renowned Lord Byron knew what he was talking about when he opined, quote: “For evil to prevail is simply to have good men do nothing.” In the same general frame of reference I am reminded that, when, during the 1930s people in Germany realized what was happening in government and even in society as a whole, Hitler, the arrogant autocrat, was already firmly entrenched in power politics. How readily many of us are gulled and then it is too late to do anything. Thinking Canadians now

know that the future of Canada is, and will be in continuing dimensions, a cause for real concern. I encourage your readers to make time to acquire an understanding of the farreaching and frightening ramifications of Bill 115 and to join the growing ranks of concerned citizens who continue to lobby the powers that be to rescind the bill in the interests of preventing irreparable damage to the environment. Yours sincerely, P.H. (Phil) Etter, Belleville

Election sorely needed

Dear Editor, It’s rather ironic that the Liberals, by virtue of their recent leadership election of Kathleen Wynne as new premier, means that the party that has inflicted Ontario taxpayers with the biggest deficit in history is still in charge of the provincial treasury. If Wynne wants to be taken seriously she had better make sure she leads her party in an entirely new direction that tends to reject the policies of Dalton McGuinty and his legacy of failure. But with Wynne having previously been one of the trusted subordinates of the scandalridden McGuinty govern-




ment, that is not likely to happen. So if you’re the leaders of the NDP and Conservatives Wynne should not be judged by her rhetoric but only by her actions. After ten years of Liberal mismanagement, Ontario residents deserve better. There should be another election as soon as possible to decide a new governing party—one that respects taxpayer dollars, has far more integrity and doesn’t attempt to bribe the electorate once again. No matter what apology we hear from Kathleen Wynne, her actions have to speak louder than words. Rolly Ethier, Campbellford



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location and a new radio and antenna on 2nd Dug Hill Road water tower to connect the three new cameras). This additional cost can be paid from the $40,000 annual CCTV capital budget. “The Quinte West Closed Circuit Camera system has been in place since 2008 and has contributed to the reduction of crimes in our community,” says Inspector Mike Reynolds. “The system has also allowed the OPP to identify accused persons, corroborate witness testimony and expedite criminal proceeding through the court system.” City staff will be submitting a report to council regarding the city’s CCTV program in the spring of 2013, Ed Woods reported. “This will review the existing program and whether the city, in consultation with Quinte West OPP want to continue the expansion of the program in 2013 beyond the 30 CCTV units,” Woods added. SouthEastern, the city’s CCTV vendor since 2009, has stated that if the CCTV program is to be expanded it would require an upgrading to handle any additional cameras.

if they want.” Satellite services are available for those who cannot connect properly with the tower because of their

location. Pine noted on the map there are several zones where hills may interfere. Information sessions will be set up in a couple of

weeks with the provider to inform residents what they can expect and how to sign up. An official launch will be held in two weeks. “We will stay and make sure it does what they say it will,” Pine added. Paul Kyte said he can’t get high speed where he lives. 1206.R0011789701

EMC News - Quinte West “Either get connected or get left behind,” said Jim Pine, CAO of Hastings County, at the Quinte West council meeting. He said Internet connections are improving in rural areas thanks to the investment made by local communities through the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus. A regional network covering more than 55,000 square kilometres will improve Internet in at least 95 per cent of homes and businesses in eastern Ontario. “We are on time and on budget,” he added, noting all improvements will be in place by March 31, 2014. He said $260 million in contracts have been awarded to create the largest broadband connection in Canada. In the Quinte Loyalist zone which includes Quinte West, Xplornet Communications was awarded the contract and has expanded its fixed wireless network to reach 7,000 square kilometres including all of Prince Edward County and the southern half of Hastings County. The service packages offer speeds ranging from 1.5 MB to 10 MB. Access in the zone went live in fall of 2012. Bell Towers have gone up in Trenton and Frankford wards to increase Internet connections. Quinte West residents can call Xplornet and check to see what is available in their area. “We have it 98 per cent covered,” Pine said. “Almost everyone can get connected

Pine said he hopes he will be able to get it now. Leslie Roseblade said she knows someone in Stockdale who had to pay a lot of money for “those stick things” but now that the tower is up they have a better and cheaper connection. Ron Hamilton noted that


some communities did not take part in contributing to the Eastern Ontario Regional Network. Pine said there are five who did not contribute but they will get less service than those who do. “If you pay, you play,” he said with a smile.

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who billet the students. Mulawka said it is an experience that helps students learn about others. “The government tries to promote an appreciation for different communities,” she said. “I am looking forward to swimming in the ocean,” said Delaney MacDonald, Grade 7, “and hiking in the mountains.” Bret Forsythe, Grade 8, said it will be quite different being in a big city like Vancouver compared to here which is mostly rural. This is the third year St. Peter’s students have participated in the Youth Exchange. Last year they went to Ab-

botsford, B.C. The first year they went to Whitehorse, Yukon. “The students learn respect for the way others live,” Mulawka said. “In the Yukon we ate moose meat and smoked salmon. Here they got excited about milk in a bag, poutine and beaver tails!” As well as touring the area, students spend one day in community service. Here they will help clear trails in Batawa. Mulawka said it will be quite different for local students to be in the big city of Vancouver and will find the sounds, smells, different languages and food all very

St. Peter’s students are planning a youth exchange with Vancouver students. Front (l-r): Barb Tofflemire, Sarah Buckley, Hannah Ellsworth and Emily Schwager. Back (l-r): Eric Cholasta, Thomas Graham, Sophia Field, Adrian SooLum, Ainsley MacDonald, Nick Semple, Hannah McCrory, Matthew Forgues, Matthew Helm, Emily Wildish, Harrison Gauthier, Bret Forsythe, Delaney MacDonald, Emilie Nelson and Ginny Mulawka. Missing: Erika Walker, Nicole Schinke, Kirsten Jackson and Austin Phillips. Photo: Kate Everson

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confidence to travel. They learn how to overcome obstacles of language and culture and how to embrace difficulties in a positive way.” Barbara’s daughter participated in the trip to the Yukon and thought it was absolutely fantastic. She came back and told everyone about it, encouraging others. Now at 16 she has travelled on her own to Germany, meeting up with a family there. “It’s an education in itself,” Mulawka says. “It’s a different kind of classroom. It’s real.”

County studies infrastructure needs By Jack Evans

EMC News - Belleville Hastings County’s new allmember roads committee has approved spending up to $18,000 for preparation of advocacy materials for increased provincial and federal funding for infrastructure. The committee is a new one approved by council at a previous meeting and embraces all members of council in response to concerns by almost all municipalities in the county about desperate needs for funding for improved roads and bridges. The issue came to the fore last fall when council moved its meeting to Marmora before touring the proposed gravity

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electric generating site at the former Marmoraton Mine. Warden Rick Phillips pledged at that time that the issue would be addressed. The meeting Thursday, January 31, is not nor will it be a return to the former county roads department, Phillips stressed in some comments after the meeting. The meeting agreed that advocacy on behalf of all council members would be the key role for county council itself, plus funding a contract for Redbrick Communications to survey other municipalities and prepare background data to present to senior levels of government.


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If a penny was given for every good impression made, John Korotki’s piggy bank would be overflowing. If income was earned based solely on high ethics and incredible work standards, John’s business - JCK Construction - would have a bankroll. John is a licensed carpenter who has augmented those skills with some civil engineering training. He backs his personal talents

up with four men who are often referred to as the “smartest crew in Brighton”, because each has advanced post- secondary education credentials. Who wouldn’t want a highly skilled, highly trained team working on their new construction or renovation project? JCK Construction operates almost 100% on referral work. That is an impressive statistic. John and his crew work on residential and commercial projects that involve new building, renovation and restoration, interior and exterior finishing, flooring, concrete, decks, fences, landscaping and roofing. He is particularly proud of the work that his company has done under the March of Dimes and Veterans Affairs Programs. He and his crew have been

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From grandmothers to grandmothers By Steve Jessel

EMC News - Belleville The Quinte Grannies for Africa held a special kickoff event for their quest to walk to Kigali, Rwanda, while raising funds for the 4th annual Stride to Turn the Tide of HIV/AIDS on Thursday, January 31, at the Quinte Sport and Wellness Centre. Turning the Tide, a national initiative of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, aims to scale up hundreds of projects in the 15 countries hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic. The grassroots projects provide support for millions of

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EMC Lifestyles - Brighton - The municipal Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) is hoping history buffs will circle the last weekend in February on their calendars for the firstever Brighton History Open House. The event is a celebration of Ontario Heritage Week and is listed on the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT) web site. Under the banner of “cultural expressions,” the OHT says the theme this year “encourages communities from across the province to celebrate the close connection that exists between heritage and the arts. Artistic traditions have always played an important role in shaping Ontario, and the continued evolution of these expressions provides a practical tool for defining our collective past.” Brighton Arts Council (BAC) will be hands-on at the local event, helping with the setup and creating more than just some artefacts on a table. “We’ll be bringing along our pot lights, easels and things of that nature to give it more of a gallery-museum showcase feel,” says BAC

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EMC News - Brighton At their regular meeting Monday night, municipal council unanimously approved a corporate assets naming policy. “It is intended to allow us to move forward with a more consistent process for naming or renaming facilities owned by the municipality,” said CAO Gayle

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Brighton’s history will be represented with displays that will include the HMS Speedy, the Presqu’ile Lighthouse, Susan Brose Brighton digital photo collection, Architectural Conservatory of Ontario, Memory Junction, Proctor House Museum and private collectors of Brighton antiques and memorabilia. As well, for the first time ever, the three Women’s Institutes from across Brighton are coming together to play host to a heritage tea, complete with period costumes. The inaugural event is already shaping up to be an annual event. “I have a list,” said Buchanan. “I’ve been putting together in the back of my mind the things we’re not doing this time. There are all sorts of things I’d like to do.” The Brighton History Open House runs from 1 to 5 p.m. on February 23 and 24 at the community centre. Admission is free.

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EMC News - Brighton The much-ballyhooed Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing to derail a severance application from Brenda and Peter Moelker quickly came to a close last week. With two days set aside for the inquiry, a de-

cision was made after about four hours, when adjudicator Mary-Anne Sills handed down a rare verbal pronouncement on the case. “What struck me was, we’ve had months of negative comments and demands to know the status of the hearing,” said municipal

City looks for input on MTO cycling strategy By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is looking for input on its new cycling strategy. Chris Angelo, director of Public Works and Environmental Services, told council that the draft strategy document outlines a threepronged approach. “The first step is a province-wide cycling route,” he said. In September, the city offered a list of existing trail networks in the city including the Lower Trent Trail and the Waterfront Trail. The Ministry will provide design and policy standards for municipal cycling networks, such as paved shoulders. There will also be public education for cyclists and drivers, such as a pilot project in spring 2013 that provides purchasers of bicycles with safety information at point of sale. “No new specific funding or grant programs are being made available at this point in time,” Angelo noted. “However, cycling infrastructure is now eligible with the Municipal Infrastructure

Investment Initiative.” Cycling is an increasingly popular means of transportation. Statistics estimate that 630,000 Ontarians ride a bicycle on a daily basis and that 48 per cent of almost 13 million Ontarians ride at least once a week during the spring, summer and fall. “Our vision is for a safe cycling network that connects the province, for collision rates to drop, and for everyone from the occasional user to the daily commuter to feel safe when they get on a bicycle in Ontario,” states Minister of Transportation Bob Chiarelli. He notes that Ontario has the safest roads in North America but we need to do more. This draft strategy addresses a number of the recent coroner’s recommendations directed at the Ministry of Transportation. The coroner proposes mandatory helmets for all riders regardless of age and a minimum one-metre passing rule for vehicles passing cyclists. It was noted that cycling also reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and promotes healthy lifestyles.

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ly, was being politicized by some people for their own purposes. At the end of the day, council’s decision was validated entirely and the evidence showed the municipality had done due diligence in the process.” During the proceedings, the only witness called by Ian Coyne, a neighbour who opposed the severance application, was Lower Trent Conservation Authority CAO Glenda Rogers, a move noted by Sills as not doing his cause any good. “The appeal was substantiated by cherry picking portions of legislation and

policies that were favourable to Mr. Coyne’s views,” said Kerr. “But the hearing officer said it’s necessary we look at the whole of the policies and legislation to form a judgement.” “The Board asked [Coyne] a number of times to put into clear, concise terms: what is the issue you have here?” said municipal planner Ken Hurford. “The things that seemed to be a concern were the introduction of more houses in a farming area, what that could mean in the future and would they lose the flexibility to do agriculture as they want to do.

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Contract awarded for sewage sludge removal project from the facultative lagoon. Terratec proposes to manage the biosolids through land application, a popular, economical and viable means of beneficial reuse for more than 75 per cent of Ontario municipalities, and in conformity with Environmental Protection and Nutrient Management Acts. “Terratec believes this will provide the most environmentally sustainable, reliable and economical solution for Brighton,” company officials wrote in their proposal. The cost of the work is $440,292. “We do have adequate funds in sanitary sewer reserves to cover the cost for

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EMC News - Brighton - At their regular meeting Monday night, municipal council unanimously approved hiring Terratec Environmental for the removal of biosolids: approximately 19,000 cubic metres from the facultative lagoon and 8,200 cubic metres from the aeration lagoon at the wastewater treatment plant. The project is in response to an order from a provincial officer of the Ministry of Environment (MOE). The order, received on December 6, is to ensure the municipality is following an action plan designed to reduce ammonia levels in the effluent



Hogfest sees plenty of winter activity dance, featuring Kenny Kovach and Heartland Country, at the Lions Hall Saturday night, organizers were pleased with the day’s events. A large crowd attended the evening of musical entertainment and, Potts says, reports of crowds at other events were positive. Tournament organizer Dave Brandt says the weather was perfect and things couldn’t have gone better for the third annual pond hockey showdown that, weather permitting, will be back again next year. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 President George Jones was pleased with the turnout at a pair of events at the branch, including a Friday evening dinner and a Saturday afternoon meat roll. “We try to do things for the kids [of the community],” he says, adding funds raised through the meat roll and other Legion activities are often earmarked for local organizations including sports associations and the library. “We had 65 for dinner [Friday] … then a really good turnout today,”

Kenny Kovach and bassist Kevin Turner perform at the Lions Hall during Saturday night’s Stirling Hogfest dinner and dance. Organizers from several community groups were pleased with attendance at all the weekend’s events.

he said Saturday, adding guests included a contingent arriving by bus from the Wellington branch. Crowds also turned out for pancake breakfast at St. Paul’s United Church, chili lunch at the Pentecostal Church and the annual Fish Fry at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, all on Saturday. Volunteers from the Youth Action Centre braved the chill for much of the day, selling hot roast beef on a bun during the hockey tournament as well

Bag tag revenues could go down with organics program By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West Bag tag revenues could decline with the organics program set to begin in August. “There will be less regular garbage being picked up which require bag tags,” noted Chris Angelo, director of Public Works and Environmental Services. “However, many families may continue to put out the same amount of bags even though there is less in them.” For the 2013 budget year staff will be reducing bag tag revenues by $21,000 representing a five per cent decrease, based on past experience with the organics pilot program. Public Works staff have outlined a five-year waste management plan with Matrec for the provision of

curbside Solid Waste Management services including garbage, organics, large and bulky service. Garbage area rating costs may also need readjusting with the new contract. “By having one contractor pick up and dispose of all the city’s waste the same service could be applicable to all residents and this cost would become part of the general levy,” Angelo says. In order to eliminate the garbage area rating there would be a small one-time increase to Trenton, Sidney and Murray Wards with a corresponding decrease to Frankford Ward. Trenton area rating would go up by .06 cents, Sidney by .19 cents, Murray up by .66 cents and Frankford down by $4.58. The shifting would occur in 2014 with

as other refreshments and the latest Twisted Mounty toques. Business rinkside was steady through much of their stay, says volunteer Kim Finkle who was among those offering their support to Hogfest and the local youth facility. Children’s Librarian Jaye Bannon was also prepared for the annual influx of young groundhog fans when the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library hosted

Casey Kohlsmith digs into his breakfast at St. Paul’s United Church in Stirling last weekend. The AOTS Pancake Breakfast gave many a hearty start to a Hogfest weekend.

its Hogfest storytime last Saturday featuring games, stories and crafts relating to the four-legged harbinger of spring. And for those with a

penchant for skating, the arena was open for free public skating Sunday afternoon. “I’m very happy,” says Potts of Hogfest 2013.

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the amounts going into the general tax rate. It was noted monitoring of the Frankford landfill site and the cost of leaf and yard waste disposal would be included in the general rate by the entire city as all residents would have access to the site for the disposal of leaf and yard waste. Residential waste to the Frankford landfill site would be discontinued. A large and bulky pickup service would eliminate the need for the Aikens Road Depot which costs the city $35,000 a year. The service would be similar to that offered in Belleville, with residents placing items at curbside for pickup the following day after purchasing a special tag. This is expected to be a full cost recovery system.


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Hawks still flying high in the playoffs By Ray Yurkowski

White (two), Adam Blakely, Coens, Hum, Miller, Tedford and Whyte. Goaltender Tyler Freeman picked up all three wins in net. Of note, Freeman has now registered four shutouts in six playoff games so far. Worth mentioning: throughout the first two rounds of OMHA playoffs and including the Silver Stick victory sandwiched in between, the Bantam squad has posted a 12 - 0 record while outscoring their opposition 47 - 11. When the Bantams were tied 3 - 3 after the first period of the final game on Sunday night, coach Tim Neron said, “We’re not used to that,” but, after the comeback win, added, “We’ll take it.” The Hawks now advance R0011902318

EMC Sports - Trenton Four of the teams Quinte West Hawks brass see as their best hope for an Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) championship were almost perfect, winning six of seven games, through last week’s playoff run. On the heels of a Silver Stick championship win at Port Huron, Michigan, the Major Bantam Hawks swept by the Ajax Knights (3-0, 2-0 and 6-3) in their best-of-five series. Ethan Coens (three), Andrew White (three), Robbie Ellis, Mason Hum, Matt Miller, Matt Tedford and Dawson Whyte powered the Hawks throughout the series with assists from Josh Hogan (three), Ellis (two),

to the quarter-final round against the winner of the Cobourg Cougars-Whitby (Blue) Wildcats series, which, as of last weekend, was tied at a game apiece. Given the number of games the Hawks have played in the past few weeks, Neron is looking forward to his team having some time off. The Midget Hawks turned in a 6 - 2 win behind goals from Cole Hamilton (two), Mason Conley, Griffin Rupnow, Cameron Sager and Devin Wood assisted by T.J. Patterson (three), Will Lamoureux, Jordan Boutilier, Matt Laidley, Gerald Bilker, Andy Paul, Alex Leclerc, Conley and Sager to start their second round of the provincial playoffs against the Lindsay Muskies. Goaltender Kevin Valdes registered the win in net. As it turns out, the top four Lakeshore League teams are squaring off in the final group four preliminary round to decide who will advance to

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the quarter-finals. While the Hawks face off against Lindsay, the Uxbridge Stars battle the Ajax Knights. Hawks coach Ken Chesher says there is quite a rivalry with the Stars, who edged the Quinte West squad by a single point in the season standings. Notably though, the Hawks scored ten more (146 to 136) and allowed six fewer goals (46 to 52) than the Stars through the 27game schedule. The Juvenile Hawks started their quest for gold with a 4 - 0 win over the Napanee Stars. Josh Leavey, Brock Baragar, Zach Mackarchuck and Taylor Walsh scored the goals with assists from Matt Parker (two), Devin McCann, Bryce Sutton, Jake Dafoe and Walsh. Goaltender Mitch Sweet earned the shutout win in net. The Juvenile squad are defending OMHA champions with eight players returning to the lineup this year: forwards Jordan Andrews, Connor Gunter, Parker, Adam Wall and Walsh, defensemen Colin Patrick and Kai Sorvari

Quinte West Bantam Hawks’ Josh Hogan tries to get to a loose puck in front of the Ajax Knights goaltender in OMHA playoff action last weekend at Trenton. Hogan went on to tally three assists in the 6 - 3 victory. Photo: Ray Yurkowski

along with goaltender Sweet. “As far as a repeat goes, we don’t want to think that far ahead,” says coach Corey Ignas. “We just want to focus on taking one game at a time, shift by shift. Anything can happen in the playoffs, so nothing is a given and we know we are going to have to work even harder this season in order to achieve our goals. However, we are confident in our game plan.”

Touch football saves busted kneecaps By Kate Everson

EMC Sports - Trenton For football fans who like to get down and dirty but don’t want to risk busted kneecaps or other delicate parts, touch football is the way to go. On Superbowl Sunday, a bunch of guys were into some touchy football in Centennial Park, also enjoying a hot bowl of chili provided by Quinte Touch Football secretary/treasurer Taylor Ellis. “A lot of these guys have to work, so we chose touch football so nobody gets hurt,” explained Ellis. “There’s no tackling. Once a guy is touched he’s down.” This is the second season for the group which plays throughout the summer. “We had five teams last year and now we have seven, hoping for eight,” Ellis

The Quinte Touch Football League was out playing football in Centennial Park on Superbowl Sunday. Photo: Kate Everson

said. “There’s about ten on each team.” So far, there are no females on the team, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t allowed. Anyone over 16 years old is welcome to come out and play. “There is no dress code,”



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Pat Kammer to speak at library about her first published book February 23 at 2:30 p.m. “I will be speaking on part of the book, Abundance, How to Attract It,” Kammer says. She feels the book The Secret did not go far enough explaining to people how to attract abundance to their lives. She explores the need

Pat Kammer is shown with her book Love’s Voice Changes You. Photo: Kate Everson

to open up people’s minds. “It’s all about the energy of Love and how people can detract or attract it by the way they think,” she said. “It has to do with their belief system.” She says people don’t realize they are brainwashed from the time they are born. “It takes time to clear that up,” she says. Kammer teaches people how to listen to the Spirit within, to ask questions and listen to the answer. “Some people feel the answer, others may hear it,” she says. “For me it is a male voice speaking very distinctly.” She started hearing the voice of her Spirit a couple of years ago when she was faced with a very difficult situation, caring for her terminally ill husband. All of a sudden she was faced with taking charge of things she had never learned how to do since she met her husband at the age of 16. They were married for 58 years. “I started asking what to do,” she says. “I was told to move from that house we had owned for 46 years.” They bought a condominium until her husband was moved into a nursing home. “It was hard watching Charlie suffer,” she said.

Kammer listened to her “voice within” more and more and started sharing her insights online in a daily blog called Pat’s Patters. She began to email out a weekly update and gained more followers. Those “Patters” are what makes up her book. She hired an editor and a publicist to put it all together and after a year got published by Balboa Press, a department of Hay House. The book was published in November, 2012. She is now “on the road” promoting her book with the help of an assistant. She will be speaking at Chapters in Peterborough on February 17, in Belleville Chapters on March 2 and along the northern route to Thunder Bay in May, with several stops along the way. “I am working on my second book, a continuation of this one,” she adds. “It still keeps coming.” Kammer says the Voice is always with you, but you just don’t pay attention. The voice of the ego is always fighting and confusing but the voice of Spirit is calm and authoritative. “It knows,” she says. “It’s very decisive.” The book will teach people how to trust the process of life and know that they don’t have to live in chaos. “People get answers from

the inside, not the outside,” she says with a smile. To sign up for Kammer’s talk contact Robert Amesse at the Quinte West Public

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EMC Lifestyles - Quinte West - Pat Kammer is speaking at two libraries this month about her first published book, Love’s Voice Changes You. She will be in Belleville library on February 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. and in Quinte West library on

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the sooner the mural will get done. The mural replaces a historical scene painted by local artists that had to be taken off because of damage to the bricks. The amount of the Norampac donation was not revealed, but the company has also submitted a

photograph of the groundbreaking at the plant taken in 1927 to be included in the mural. It shows stacks of hay that were used in the manufacture of corrugated cardboard. The plant has been on the site along the Trent River in Trenton since the 1920s, originally

called Hinde and Dauche and then Domtar. Ouellette said Norampac would like to issue a challenge to other companies to support the mural project. Call 613392-1333 for more information. This is a joint project of the city and the Trent Port Historical Society.

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Bulls crush Sarnia, fall to Generals By Steve Jessel

EMC Sports - Belleville The Belleville Bulls put on an offensive showcase on Saturday, February 3, and with an 8 - 3 thrashing of the Sarnia Sting at the Yardmen Arena, appear to have fixed whatever offensive woes they faced early in the season. Thirteen different players contributed at least one point in the win over Sarnia, and backstopped by 30 saves from goaltender Charlie Graham, the Bulls are now winners of eight of their last ten games. It didn’t take long for the Bulls to kick off the scoring against the lowly Sting, as Bulls captain Brendan Gaunce scored his 20th of the season just 43 seconds into the opening frame. The Bulls seemingly faced little resistance in the early going, and thoroughly dominated possession leading up to their second goal of the night ten minutes later. Detroit Red Wings prospect Alan Quine continues to make his mark on the Bulls by scoring his 13th of the season on a tipped pass after some great work down low by linemates Joseph Crammarosa and Daniil Zharkov. Quine added two more assists before the end of

Bulls captain Brendan Gaunce battles with Sarnia defenceman Alex Basso during the Bulls’ 8 - 2 thrashing of the Sting on February 2. Photo: Steve Jessel

the night, and ended Saturday night with four goals and 15 assists in just nine games with the Bulls this season. One of those assists came just three minutes later when Zharkov scored his 14th of the season by crashing the net, and 17 seconds later the Bulls were at it again, when Michael Cramarossa scored his first goal of the season on a rebound in front of be-

leaguered Sting goaltender Knicholas Dawe. Dawe ended up allowing all eight Bulls goals on 39 shots. The Sting managed to get a goal back before the end of the first period, and down 4 - 1 heading into the second played a much better period, at least on the offensive end. Much like the first period, however, it was the Bulls who struck first in the

early going. Forward Garrett Hooey was the beneficiary of a great cross-crease pass from winger Carter Sandlak for Hooey’s eight goal of the season, which gave the Bulls a 5 - 1 lead. This time, however, there was no immediate Bulls follow-up, as instead it was OHL third-leading scorer Charles Sarault who scored to narrow the deficit to 5 - 2. The Bulls’ Sandlak collected his

second point and first goal of the night on a tipped Jordan Subban shot to restore the four-goal edge, but Sarault struck again before the period was out to give the Sting faint hope down 6 - 3 heading into the third period. That was as close as the Sting would get, however, as the third period was all Bulls. Sandlak essentially sealed the deal with his second of the night eight and a half minutes into the period, and J. Cramarossa added another in the closing minutes for good measure and the 8 - 3 victory. Next for the Bulls was a trip to Oshawa to take on their division rivals in the Generals on Sunday, February 3, but this time Belleville found themselves on the losing side of a lopsided game. Oshawa forward Lucas Lessio

led a balanced Generals attack with two goals and and an assist, and Bulls goalie Malcolm Subban was pulled after allowing four goals on 27 shots in a 8 - 2 Oshawa victory. The Bulls went 0 for eight on the powerplay and allowed 48 shots on net. Austen Brassard and Brady Austin recorded the goals for Belleville, and forward Scott Simmonds collected two assists. The Bulls have four days off before their next game against the Kingston Frontenacs on Friday, February 8, in Kingston, kicking off a three games in three nights stretch including a home date with the Erie Otters at Yardmen Arena in Belleville on Saturday, February 9, and ending with a trip to Ottawa to take on the 67’s on Sunday, February 10.

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EMC Sports - Fresh off of a Nations Cup in Lansing, Michigan, the Alarm Systems Minor Peewee Quinte Red Devils hosted Whitby on Thursday, January 31, at the Quinte Centre, where Dalton Bancroft of Madoc scored a great first-period goal. Photo: Steve Jessel

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EMC Sports - The Quinte Red Devils Carpet One Minor Atoms and the Oshawa Generals did what they always seem to do. For the third time in four regular season games, the Devils and Generals played to a 1 - 1 tie. Nate Burelle roofed a rocket to the top shelf after receiving a beautiful pass from Lucas Culhane to give the Devils a 1 - 0 lead but the Generals were able to tie the game off a goal mouth scramble in the second period. Ethan Fraser was strong in between the pipes for the Devils. The Devils now sit at 20-24-11 overall on the season and visit Peterborough and Clarington to wrap up the regular season next weekend.

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Novice AE Bulls finish regular season in second place EMC Sports - The Belleville Hyundai Novice AE Jr. Belleville Bulls won their final regular season game this past Sunday. Playing host to Port Hope, the Bulls pulled off a 3 - 2 win. Potting the goals for the Bulls were Carson Vander Heyden (2) and Aaron McCambridge. Receiving the assists were Carter Seymour (3), Aaron McCambridge (2) and Thomas Lane. Cassidy Dobson played a solid game between the pipes. A special thank-you to Todd Hallam for jumping in as our trainer for this game. The Novice AE will play an exhibition game against Kingston at home on Saturday on Rink B at 4 p.m. The team will have to wait to receive their playoff schedule as the lower placing teams battle out their spots to play the top teams because of the unusually large number of teams (13) in their league. The team will begin their playoffs sometime after February 13.     

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Manderville. For the Batawa boys, the fastest combined time went to Nathan Lamain who was ranked 11th overall. Finishing in the top 25 slots were Liam Conroy, William Rae and Patrick Burchat. Also scoring for the boys were Skylor Reissner and Shawn McMurter. Turning in one strong run, but crashing on the other run were Eric Cholasta and Taylor Russett. The Tigers return home to train at Batawa in preparation for their next race, a slalom course at Horseshoe Valley.

Quinte Judo club heads to Brampton Tora Club EMC Sports - Eleven-yearold Paul Bunge fought in the under 15 division against higher ranks, as there were not enough kids for his category. In his first match Paul was down by a half point, but came back with a leg reap throw to score the full point and end the match early.  In his second mach Paul lost to a very questionable score, however, in his third fight Paul made up for it, scoring a half point with another leg throw, followed up by pinning his opponent to end another match early! This second win earned him a second-place finish for the day.

Michelle Currieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first bout resembled a sumo match, as her larger opponent became frustrated after many attempted throws. Michelle eventually lost her footing and was thrown. In her second fight Michelle scored a partial point with a shoulder throw, and followed through by pinning her male opponent in a hold down to run out the clock.  Michelle finished her day with a silver medal, competing against opponents one rank higher. Next action for the Quinte Judo club will be in Ajax on Sunday, February 10.

EMC Sports - Quinte Christian High School volleyball teammates Courtney Stoffers (#6) and Breanne Scheerhoorn (#9) block a shot during a game against Rehoboth Christian School during pool play of the Ontario Christian Secondary School Athletic Association Girls Volleyball championship, which ran February 1 and 2 at Quinte Christian High School. After going undefeated through four games of pool play and reaching the gold medal game, the Quinte team fell two sets to none, 25 - 19 and 25 16 to Toronto District Christian High School in the final. Photo: Steve Jessel

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Johnny Winter: breathing fire into the blues EMC Entertainment - Port Hope - At the age of 69 (on February 23), he might be slower moving across the stage but, as a full house at the Capitol Arts Centre witnessed last week, Johnny Winter still has the chops. Voted one of the top 100 guitar players of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, he’s been at it for more than 40 years. While the set at Port Hope featured Winter rock and roll classics such as Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl and Johnny B. Goode, it also covered songs from his first studio album in more than seven years, Roots, a collection of what he does best: traditional blues. It’s the reason it took a bidding war between labels before he signed with Columbia Records in 1969. Since then, he’s recorded almost 40 albums of classic rock and blues. So how do you go about interviewing someone who has fielded thousands of questions, worldwide, throughout his career? I started out with a bit of history. “I was in the audience at your first Toronto appearance at Massey Hall,” I proclaimed. “That was in 1969,” said Winter, with a wide grin. It was smooth sailing after that. The interview turned

into a conversation about working with his idol, Muddy Waters, in the 1970s, producing and playing on a series of Grammy award-winning albums while rekindling his own passion for the blues. “It was the biggest thrill of my music career,” said Winter. “I just loved working with him. I loved his records and I loved him as a person.” On Roots, Winter revisits some of his all-time favourite blues classics. Hailed as one of the best albums of his lengthy career, the project was an idea from Paul Nelson, who serves as both co-guitarist in the band and album producer. The list of guest musicians includes Vince Gill, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Sonny Landreth, Warren Haynes, John Popper and Winter’s brother, Edgar. “Johnny picked the songs for that album in 15 minutes,” said Nelson. And the concept will go on. When he’s not on the road, Winter is in the studio recording a second Roots album, this time slated to feature luminaries such as Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler. “I’ve been doing covers for a long time,” said Winter. “But not a whole album. The truth is, I love playing the blues, now more ever.”

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EMC Events - Centre Hastings - It may not have been the best winter for snowfall but the Centre Hastings Snowmobile Club wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let that stop them from providing a little fun. Saturday, February 9, the club and a variety of local service organizations and volunteers will be taking to the ice of Moira

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parking spaces at the venue. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to take advantage of the shuttle, head west at the four corners in Madoc for about a kilometre to Foley Bus Lines where the shuttle will be waiting. Race organizer and club treasurer Steve Thrower explained, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will be one of the biggest events of this kind in the area. We decided to go big

instead of starting small and working our way up. Every local recreational dealer we approached to be involved as a sponsor was ready to participate.â&#x20AC;? These include Bay Marine (Ski-Doo), Bonter Marine (Polaris), Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Performance Kawasaki, Deerhaven (Polaris) and Tweed Recreational Sport and Lawn (Yamaha).

ter for several reasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has a reputation as one of Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier bass fisheries providing excellent angling opportunities for both largemouth and smallmouth bass,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The facilities and location have the capacity to host large events. The location is central to all clubs like Ottawa, Kitchener, Thunder Bay and Niagara. The fishing tournaments contribute to the economic well-being of many local communities, Butler noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Surveys say, on average, anglers spend $969 including accommodation, fuel and food,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The trend is moving upwards because the sport is becoming so competitive that it is requiring anglers to spend more time on the water.â&#x20AC;? The last qualifier in Gravenhurst in 2009 reported that each angler, on average, spent $1,676, contributing a total of $174,304 to the community. With about 150 anglers expected in 2013 they project at least $350,000 to be spent in this community. As well as other activities, included in the weekend will be a Soldier/Youth tournament on the Friday before the tournament. They will select 30 boaters, each paired with a soldier from CFB Trenton and a BASS youth division angler for a one-day tournament. There will also be a kids and families fishing event

held on August 24 in the afternoon just before anglers start weighing in for Day One. Families of participants will be asked to donate a food item for the food bank.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to fill a bass boat with donations for the local food bank,â&#x20AC;? he said. The event will be emceed by Reno Viola, formerly with Fishing Canada; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be broadcasting

on site as well as podcasting. Vendors will be in the park as well including Yamaha, Toyota, Skeeter Boats, Rapala, FishBum, and Bassmagnet lures.

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EMC Sports - Quinte West Craig Butler, president of the York Bassmasters spoke to council about the Ontario BASS Nation provincial qualifying bass tournament on August 24 and 25. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We request a waiving of fees for the O.G. Buster Alyea Park for the event,â&#x20AC;? Butler said. There are 21 local BASS clubs in the association, which was formed in 1995, and is part of Bass Anglers Sportsman Society based in the United States. This volunteer, non-profit organization is one of 46 around the world and the only one in Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The mandate is to encourage, educate and promote the sport to kids, youth and our communities,â&#x20AC;? Butler said. The Hank Gibson Qualifier provincial bass fishing tournament is to select the top 12 anglers who will become part of Team Ontario. This team competes in the eastern divisional championships, then to the national championships working up to Bassmaster Classic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premiere fishing event and the most prestigious competition of the sport,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Much like the Stanley Cup for hockey.â&#x20AC;? Butler noted it is unusual for a provincial qualifier to be held in a community where there is no club, but the organizing committee selected this location and body of wa-


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Lake for a day of snowmobile drag racing. Local politicians Daryl Kramp and Todd Smith are rumoured to be headed for a federal/provincial showdown at this resurrection of a once-popular winter attraction and the club is still looking for a few more female racers to put the men in their places. Helping the club with the

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Quinte Symphony looking for funds from city By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West If the city is interested in the quality of life for its residents, it needs to consider helping fund the Quinte Symphony, said Jack Evans in a delegation to council Monday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Quinte Symphony is one of the most significant aspects of this areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural infrastructure,â&#x20AC;? Evans said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is as important to the quality of life to your citizens as arenas, parks, play-

grounds and underground services.â&#x20AC;? Evans noted that the symphony is having serious financial problems and the board resigned last year, but a new board is hoping to reignite interest and drum up support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our new board has already embarked on serious cost cutting with more to come and is also seeking additional funding,â&#x20AC;? he said. He added that symphonies across North America are

experiencing a similar crisis and many, even major ones, have folded. Evans noted that Hugh Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil told him he was aware, as a cabinet minister, of the importance of cultural resources in terms of major investment decisions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The symphony is honoured to have Hugh as one of our honourary patrons as well as Roy Bonisteel, another of your prominent citizens,â&#x20AC;? he added. Evans pointed out that

the Quinte Symphony was founded in Batawa, originally called the Eastern Ontario Concert Orchestra, by the late Stephen Choma. He added that neighbouring municipalities support their orchestras, including Northumberland which receives $2,000 a year from Cobourg, and Kingston donates $80,000 to its professional orchestra. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Within the network of community orchestras across Ontario, ours is prob-

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Jack Evans appeared at Quinte West council asking for donations for the Quinte Symphony. Photo: Kate Everson

ably the only one that has not received any municipal funding,â&#x20AC;? he said. Evans added that young people need a place to hone their musical skills and learn ensemble playing. Many have started in the symphony as teens and gone on to professional musical careers. Evans asked for some form of annual support, perhaps as much as Cobourg or even half that, to sustain the orchestra to last another 50 years. He noted they can hear the symphony perform this Sunday, February 10, at 2:30 p.m. at Bridge Street United Church in Belleville. Bob Wannamaker asked if Belleville was going to contribute. Evans said he did not know yet. Evans was asked how many of the symphony get paid. Evans said they pay the conductor and lead players as well as some who have to travel long distances. Wannamaker said the Trenton Citizens Band tried

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to get money from the city but did not get any. He noted they are â&#x20AC;&#x153;quite self sufficientâ&#x20AC;? and even their leader Ted Snider never took any money and none of their members get paid. Evans added that the symphony has to pay for rental of a storage facility to hold all their instruments, which costs thousands of dollars a year. Jim Harrison asked about their bottom line. Evans said it used to cost over $100,000 a year but now it has been reduced to $60,000. Concerts, donors and patrons are contributing. He noted the Trenton Kiwanis Club donated $500. Terry Cassidy asked how many municipalities were being asked to contribute. Evans said Hastings and Prince Edward Counties were on the list along with Belleville and Quinte West. The council will discuss contributions during budget talks.

4H REPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 2013 DATE: February 24th, 2013 TIME: 1 pm to 4 pm WHERE: Stirling Senior School Gym, Stirling ON ACTIVITY: GAMES for EVERYONE (you too parents) MEET: THE Volunteers To join you must between 9-21 years of age (as of January 1st, 2013) Membership fees for 2013: $70 What does this fee cover? The membership fee allows you as a member to join as many clubs that Hastings County has to offer plus surrounding counties during the year 2013. What is 4-H? 4-H is a grass roots organization of leaders building leaders. At 4-H we believe it is important to look at the big picture, youth need to see beyond themselves and focus on how their actions affect personal relationships, their community, the environment and society as a whole. This is reflected in the 4-H Pledge, which is said at the beginning of every 4-H meeting and event. The 4-H Pledge encourages a balanced

lifestyle (intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual), and reminds participants to always aim to be a good friend, mentor, community member and citizen. Dedicated Volunteers work with Members to develop leadership and life skills that equip them with tools to reach their full potential and become conscious and contributing citizens.

4-Herâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s take a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Learn To Do By Doingâ&#x20AC;? mentality. Members, youth aged 9-21, and Volunteer Leaders come together to create a 4-H Club and learn about a selected topic through hands on activities and mentorship. 4-H activities and Clubs are structured in a manner that develops leadership skills including public speaking, communication, decision making, parliamentary procedure, meeting management and networking while educating Members about the topic at hand. For 4-H Members the Club is a safe environment that fosters personal growth and development. We practice and encourage team collaboration, peer to peer support and independent learning, Leaders guide Members through activities yet still provide them with the freedom to make their own mistakes and assist one another in the learning process. 4-Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learning approach, the development of life skills

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, and my Health to better living for my Club, my community and my country.â&#x20AC;?

and leadership, and a focus on community involvement, makes the 4-H program unique The heart of 4-H is in its Clubs. 4-H Club are comprised of a minimum of six 4-H Members and two amazing trained and screened Volunteers who act as Club Leaders. The club decides on a topic of interest and through instruction by Leaders, and hands-on learning, Members learn about the topic during 4-H meetings. In addition in gaining a hands-on education Members develop leadership skills, they gain an understanding of how an individual can affect their community and country, and they make lasting friendships Hastings 4-H is pleased to announce that we have two of our very own Members in the 4-H Ontario Ambassador Program for 2013. CONGRATULATIONS! Brianna Dracup and Rebecca Posthumus

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EMC Lifestyles - Each year at Christmas, I present my wife with an upcoming trip to somewhere warm for a week. I get to surprise her by choosing the destination, and each year she unwraps a present that includes a photo of that particular yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planned winter vacation spot. As a result of this tradition, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to check out a number of winter escapes over the years, and we have very pleasant memories of them all. This past Christmas, the selected destination was Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Our son and daughter-in-law had been there a few months earlier, and they both thought my wife would like it, so the â&#x20AC;&#x153;deed was done.â&#x20AC;? The week-long

trip was booked for mid-January, and off we wentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;taking a direct flight to Nassau from Toronto via Sunwing Airlinesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;champagne flight.â&#x20AC;? A complimentary glass of champagne was served to passengers, if they wished, on route, at about 7 a.m. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d booked an all-inclusive package at the Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island, and this turned out to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;a good move.â&#x20AC;? After all, we found our accommodations and food to be very good here, and the resort was located on a beautiful beachfront property, so we could enjoy walking along a long stretch of wide, white sandy beach (for about five kilometres). We were also located right next door to the awesome Atlantis Re-

sort, the Caribbeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest entertainment centre, so we could simply walk into the lobby of the Atlantisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Beach Tower and use the resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hallways to leisurely stroll past a games room, a cinema, many fancy boutiques, and several fine dining restaurants on our way to the Caribbeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest casino, which, of course, welcomed all to try their luck. Although this casino itself was free for all to enter, there was a fee for us to actually stroll around the Atlantis property, and tours of its facilities were available (for a price). This lavish, upscale resort included several hotel towers for accommodations (including its signature Royal Towers and luxurious Reef Atlantis), as well as a fantastic aquarium

and cays located just southeast of the state of Florida. The capital is Nassau, which is located on the island of New Providence, and this is the place where we landed at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. We then took about a half-hour bus ride to our resort, which was located on nearby Paradise Island; two one-way toll bridges link these two islands. While enjoying our week on Paradise Island, we also took a tour of the area. We visited the Cloisters, the remains of a 14th century French monastery thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located at the top of a hill on Paradise Island. We also checked out some of the major attractions in Nassau, including its Government House, the official residence of the governor-general, where we found a large statue of Christopher Columbus, and its Straw Market, a great place to look for souvenirs. We also visited New Providence Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest

fort, Fort Montagu (built in 1742), and Fort Fincastle (which was built in 1793 and is shaped like a paddlewheel steamer). From this latter fort, we were able to get a great view of the cruise ships that were docked in the Nassau harbour for the day. I then walked down the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Staircase near Fort Fincastle; the steep stairs, named in honour of Queen Victoria, were carved out of the limestone by slaves back in the 18th century. After our tour of the area, we returned to our â&#x20AC;&#x153;home away from homeâ&#x20AC;? on Paradise Island and enjoyed the remainder of our winter escape. However, when we finally had to depart the Bahamas and return to our real home here, it was a bit of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;temperature shock.â&#x20AC;? After all, one day we were in shorts, basking in the warm sunshine and walking along the beach, and then the next day we were suddenly back in Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;where we were greeted by -25C!

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EMC Lifestyles - Last year we grew vine vegetables all over the yard. Cucumbers and eggplant were grown in the vegetable garden, watermelon in a pot on the patio, squash and pumpkin in the side flower garden, with some twining around the front porch post and volunteer gourds in a pile of material waiting to be composted. One clear and consistent observation; anything

Reality Check: EMC Lifestyles - When I was a teenager I was in bed every night by 11. I know teens are hardwired to stay up late, but 11 tended to be my limit. It’s not that I was saintly or responsible; I was just constrained by the TV guide. All the interesting TV shows were over by 11. After that, you had to settle for really old movies or else the news. And who wants to watch the news? There was nothing else to do, so off to sleep I went. Did you ever read the Little House on the Prairie series? I remember being overwhelmed with the thought that Pa Ingalls was always up at dawn, until I realized that he also tended to go to bed shortly after the sun went down. Candles were expensive, and so, in general, people slept when the sun did. Researchers have concluded that one hundred and fifty years ago most adults slept between nine and a-half and ten hours a night. With the advent of electricity, though, suddenly

definitions as there are writers of those definitions. The original explanation was from Linnea who defined it as the time it takes a plant to grow from seed to harvest. This worked from the time of pronouncement in the 1750s to just a few minutes ago when I started my research. If you sow your seeds directly into the outdoor garden, this still holds true. However, some folks will say you don’t start counting days until you see the actual plant in the ground outside. It doesn’t matter if you started them indoors or sowed direct. Some plants take longer to grow than others, some need soil temperatures considerably higher than others, and others don’t really care because they’re not gonna grow no

matter what you do. Growing season should be easier to define: the time between spring and fall frosts but “weasel” words are required. “Depends” on the season, “normally” daytime temperatures are above 70° Fahrenheit by mid June, etc. In Trenton, we can reckon on being frost free from the last week of May until the third week of September. This gives us close to 120 growing days. That should mean that of the five different types of watermelon seeds on my desk, all will produce harvestable fruit. They won’t hence weasel words. I will take the 120 days and then knock off ten for low soil temperatures, another ten for low daytime temperatures and another seven for extreme daytime temperatures. Now I have

93 outdoor days available to me. So my packet of Sugar Baby watermelon needs 75 days to maturity and 10 to 14 days for germination. So let’s take September 16 as harvest date and count back 89 days, arriving at June 20. So, if I sow my seeds on or before that date, I should get a nice crop. If I’m really interested in Allsweet with a DTM of 100 days, I count back to May 26 (remember germination time). We’re now on the cusp of last spring frost. I would be better off to start these seeds indoors around mid-April.   That is as difficult as it gets. If the outdoor growing season isn’t long enough, start them indoors. I have never worked out the figures for beets.

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you could be productive far longer. Add the TV to the mix, and bedtimes stretched later still. And now? We have the Internet 24/7. There’s no difference between 3:30 in the afternoon and 3:30 in the morning. Unlike the limits with the sun or the TV, with video games and the Internet anything goes. So it’s hardly surprising that so many adults have no consistent bedtime. That’s bad enough if you just consider the health factors—the average person requires at least eight hours of sleep a night. But look at the relationship issues and things get even more dicey. Most couples don’t climb into bed together anymore. Instead, they spend the evening on separate screens, until one of them gives up and turns in. And we wonder why so many marriages are disconnected. When parents have a hard time getting children to go to sleep at night, what do experts suggest? Setting up a routine so that the child knows what’s coming and has

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When couples head to bed together they can relax together. They talk about their day. They whisper with their heads on the pillow. They cuddle. He warms up her feet. And then perhaps they warm up other things. In too many relationships, though, people are choosing screens over beds. If you were to tell red-blooded males from the 1800s that men from the 21st century would choose to play a video

game over heading to bed with a woman, those men would think progress stopped around 1850. And they’d likely be right. We can choose to let screens steal our time, but do we really want them to steal our bedtime, and our intimacy, too? If I can dare say it, it’s immature. If a pioneer who was working hard in the fields all day can hit the sack early, then you can, too. You don’t need to be on Pinterest at midnight, ladies.

Sheila Wray Gregoire And guys, you don’t need to get to that next level in Call of Duty. You need to get to bed.

Family Day performance at the Aron EMC Entertainment Campbellford - Andrew “Too Tall” Queen is gearing up for his annual Family Day concert in support of The Isaac Foundation. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Friendship and Stand Tall.” The anti-bullying themed performance is close to Queen’s heart. He remembers being teased as a child and now, as a parent, he has shared in his own children’s experiences with bullying. Queen recently met fellow teacher and au-

thor Heather Rankin who wrote the book All It Takes is One Friend, illustrated by students at Earl Prentice Public School. “Heather’s book really resonated with me and I shared it with my wife [Karen Stille]. A couple of weeks later she had a beautiful new song in the works.” The songwriting duo was so happy with the song that they submitted it for a recording grant with the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR) and

were approved. The song is called It Just Takes One and is a duet. Local singer Janet Jeffery rounds out the recording with her sweet and soulful vocals. Queen and Stille plan to release It Just Takes One as a single in the spring to coincide with the International Day of Pink on April 10. “The message of the song is that each of us has the power to stop bullying by standing up and being a friend to someone in trouble,” Queen explains. “When bystanders get involved, bullying usually stops within seconds.” Family Day is Monday, February 18, and the show will begin at 2 p.m. Queen and Stille will be joined on

stage by Luke Mercier on fiddle and Tim Hadley on double bass. Special guests will include Janet Jeffery and, for the first time, a children’s chorus singing backup vocals. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink and/or purple for the event. Advance tickets are recommended and the cost is $5 per person or $7 at the door. Tickets are available at the Aron Theatre, Kerr’s Corner Books, and The Grindhouse Café. All proceeds will go to the Isaac Foundation in support of Project One Million. For more information, call 705-632-1616 or visit <> and <>.

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EMC Sports - Here are the results from week 13 of the Tim Hortons Men’s Elite League Curling held at the Land O’ Lakes Curling Club in Tweed. Co-Operators Insurance - Jim Hanna (Bateman) over Chisholm Lumber (Brennan) 5 - 2 CUPE 1022 (Meeks) over Precision Wood Products (McCulloch) 6 - 5 McKeown Motors (Ray) over Wilkinson & Co (Tuer) 6 - 3

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Stirling Festival Theatre Managing Director David Vanderlip says there are countless local stories that are well worth telling and preserving and he hopes to do that by bringing some of them to the stage. The theatre recently applied for Ontario Arts Council funding to develop a script based on Stirlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich history.

here,â&#x20AC;? he says, as well as an obvious passion for it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and Farmtown Park is a perfect example of why and how we can celebrate that.â&#x20AC;? And, he adds, with each of the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s displays comes a multitude of stories, about a place called home, that are intrinsically theatrical. And whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a war exhibit of medals and uniforms, a century-old tractor or a schoolhouse desk, there are fascinating, heartwarming and heartbreaking tales behind each one, he says, adding while static displays are a common feature used in museums to tell of the past, theatre has the means to bring stories to life. And while it is still early, and competition for funding is fierce, Vanderlip says he is optimistic the application is a strong one. Local journalist and playwright Richard Turtle is named as the proposed writer of the piece. Vanderlip says Turtleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demonstrated skill as well as his strong understanding of the area made him an ideal candidate for the project. If the theatre is successful in receiving a development grant, he says, the co-creators will begin to seriously consider the possible scale of the final production, as well as further funding opportunities. Ideally, Vanderlip says, the show could be produced at Farmtown Park using multiple stages both indoors and out, as well as film crews offering the choice of following the show from place to place or watching portions

on a closed circuit system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could potentially be a multi-media production with up to 200 actors,â&#x20AC;? he says. And in a best-case scenario, he notes, members of the community are very

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much expected to get involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a new idea,â&#x20AC;? he says of telling a communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story with the direct involvement of its people, noting the Blyth Festival, where he worked before


reading next year and be produced here as early as August 2015. The idea, he explains, arose in part as a result of visits to Farmtown Park where a multi-million dollar museum collection offers a little bit of insight into the agricultural history of the region and the village itself. And with the theatre and the museum being two of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prominent attractions, Vanderlip says, it makes perfect sense to take elements from each to create a community play that explores the evolution of a farming town and the very real stories behind it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a rich history


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Heather Clarke, recreation therapist at Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH), is using the Montessori Methods for Dementia Program to help patients enhance their quality of life. Baking, colouring and horticulture are just some of the tools she uses. Clarke has taken a course in the innovative program which is being rolled out globally. Photo: Sue Dickens

Tool searches for stolen vehicles/bicycles EMC News - Orillia - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to inform the public of a valuable Internet tool available to them. The Canadian Police Information (CPI) Centre web site is operated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Three search fields are available on the web site. Users can search Vehicle

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EMC News - Campbellford - Adult colouring, baking and horticulture are just some of the activities that can be used to stimulate someone who has dementia. These are some of the tools used by Heather Clarke, recreation therapist at Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH). She recently completed a course which teaches the Montessori Methods for Dementia program, an innovative method of working with older adults living with cognitive and/or physical impairments. The program is based on the educational philosophies of famed childhood educator, Dr. Maria Montessori. The course was taught by Gail Elliot, a retired McMaster University gerontologist, inspired by Dr. Cameron Camp, who when he was the research scientist and director of the Myers Research Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, discovered that Dr. Montessoriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s philosophies and principles could be effectively adapted to dementia programming. Clarke conducts the Montessori Methods for Dementia program in the new restorative care unit at CMH. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dementia indicates the onset of Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,â&#x20AC;? said Clarke, who pointed out there is medication for dementia

that helps with some of the neurotransmitters to wake up the brain to be receptive to stimuli, but there is no cure for Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we are noticing is that non-pharmacological interventions like the Montessori program helps put it at bay,â&#x20AC;? she told EMC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maria Montessori based her concepts on working with children with special needs creating a prepared environment where you put children where there will be proper stimulation, not overload, where they can choose what they want based on their interests, their needs, their skills,â&#x20AC;? she explained. The Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are actively promoting the Montessori program in nursing homes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They see rising costs as a result of the increased number of people that are living with and functioning with dementia,â&#x20AC;? said Clarke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you start looking at the demographics of people living longer, and for the most part people are functioning in their homes with all the support systems â&#x20AC;Ś you start to notice who is coming into the long-term care; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people who are quite advanced in their dementia or their stages of aging,â&#x20AC;? said Clarke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The beauty of this Montessori program is itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simplis-

tic,â&#x20AC;? she added. Reading, for example, is one way to engage a patient with dementia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reading skill, once you tap back into, is a skill thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not lost usually,â&#x20AC;? said Clarke. Her enthusiasm for her work is obvious. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; moments you have with an individual patient. Once the Montessori program is in practice and you get rolling with it youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see an enhanced functional level. You just know thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little bit more clarity,â&#x20AC;? she said. Engaging a patient and encouraging them to talk about their family, their pets, what they used to do for a living, their hobbies and more, is all part of the process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve noticed is there is an increased display of pleasure. The patients are smiling and laughing,â&#x20AC;? said Clarke, with a grin of her own. For CMH, implementing the Montessori program is groundbreaking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a process I really believe in. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen it work with patients. I really appreciate that the hospital is supporting it,â&#x20AC;? said Clarke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so blessed to meet these people when they are here. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the best job in the world,â&#x20AC;? she concluded. R0011896485



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We welcome with joy our new baby boy, born December 8, 2012, 8 lbs 10 oz, 22 in., to Jamie Dowdles and Jeffrey Sheard.

Quietly entered into rest at the Belmont Long Term Care Facility with her family in attendance on Friday February 1st, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Al Forbes. Mother of Dave Forbes (Cathy). Loving grandmother of A.J. Also remembered by her brother-inlaw Larry Vasilak. Predeceased by her sister Mildred Vasilak, and brother Norm Taylor (Muriel). A celebration of life will be held at the STIRLING FUNERAL CHAPEL 87 James St., Stirling (613-395-2424) on Saturday February 16th, 2013 from 2-4p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences at

COMING EVENTS QUEEN OF Hearts Valentine Breakfast in support of the MS Society Hastings Chapter. Good food, fun and games for all the family. Trenton Royal Canadian Legion, Quite St. Sunday, Feb 10th, 9 am to 11:30 am. Adults $7.50, children $5.00. Tickets at Military Family Resource Centre, River Dr. Trenton, Riverside Music, Trenton, Cold Creek Winery, Frankford, at the door or call 613-398-0943. For info visit astings county

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JOHN BRADLEY Nov. 27, 1952 – Feb. 1, 2012 How much we miss you, And to send you all of our love. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we see you again Love from Katie, Teri, Tami and family

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ST. JOHN’S United Church, Tweed Winter Coffee House Friday, February 15, 7-9 pm. $6 at the door. Great Music, tea, coffee and light snacks! THE MS Society Hastings Chapter is pleased to announce a new support group located in Trenton. Newly diagnosed,looking for information, support or just someone to talk to, whether a patient, family, friend or employer, we will offer publications, speakers and contact points for emotional, physical and financial support. To understand how we can help, please join us at the Military Family Resource Centre, River Drive, Trenton, Monday February 11th, 6:30 pm. For info call 613-848-6713, email or visit astingscounty



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Loving Memory of “ROSS THE BOSS” LYFORD In loving memory of our beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa who left us way too early twenty years ago, January 28, 1993. Born April 20, 1929. Loving memories never die, As years roll on and days pass by, in our hearts the love is kept alive. Every time we think of you, your love of life and laughter surrounds us. You’re right here in our hearts. We try to remember the little things, the shared smiles, the warm hugs and the laughter. The pain is still there even after 20 years because of the big hole left in our hearts. You will always be remembered as a hard working, honest and wonderful man. Sometimes it’s hard not to wish for one more day, one more word, and one more chance to say I LOVE YOU. We have many wonderful memories and our thoughts are with you everyday. You made our lives what they are today. For that we thank you. We miss you. Always in our hearts, forever in our thoughts. Love forever, your family; Shirley, a great wife and “The Love of His Life” for 42 years, Children, Laura (Peter), Jane (Fred), Cher (Paul), David (Wendy), Dianne, Grandchildren, Scarlett (Boris), Amber (Rick), Rachael (Mike), Melanie, Kiera, Kris, Ashley, Sebastian, Sophia, Ara, Hadrian, Aeneas Great Grandchildren, Ryan, Grayson, Taylor & Gabriel & Raelynn, Aiden, Sonja (safe in Great Grandpa’s arms), Julian & Mila, Rhan

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MEADES, David Ernest Surrounded by his family at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Thursday January 31, 2013 at the age of 71, after a lengthy but courageous battle of cancer. Loving husband and best friend of Marie (nee Ellis). Former husband of the late Sonja Nielson and the late Angie Richardson. Son of the late Ernie and Barbara Meades of Trent River. Dear father of Jennifer Arsenault (Dan) of Chatham and Kristina McDougall (Andrew) of Ennismore. Grandfather of Matt and Holly McDougall. Brother of Donna Stewart (Dale) of Kitchener. Son-inlaw of Betty Ellis of Campbellford and the late Murray Ellis of Havelock. Brother-in-law of Gordon Ellis (Rosanne) of Havelock, Dean Ellis (Betty) of Lucknow and Peggy McMillan (Dave) of Peterborough. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Dave will also be deeply missed by his pets Molly, Missy and Daisy. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Millenium Room of the Norwood Community Centre on Sunday February 10, 2013 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Peterborough Humane Society or the charity of your choice as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences or make donations at or by calling Cremation Care at 705-292-1268. CL416426

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Cruickshank Construction Ltd., a leading roadbuilder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario and Alberta, has an immediate opening for the following position to lead our newTrucking Business Unit: Operations Manager - Dispatch

Wanted- old railway lanterns. GTR, K&P, etc., glass telegraph insulators, threadless/push-on types. Also brass railway padlocks. Alan 613-549-3444.

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Post Secondary degree or diploma is considered an asset A minimum of 5 years dispatch experience Strong knowledge of Dispatch software such as JWS or similar. Knowledge of SAP is considered an asset � Superior time management, multitasking and planning skills, ability to problem solve and communicate effectively � Professional, responsive, positive work attitude and a high level of integrity is essential � Strong knowledge of computer programs (Microsoft Office) � Knowledge and understanding of MTO and CVOR rules and regulations Cruickshank Construction Ltd., aroadbuilder leading roadbuilder and aggregate Cruickshank Construction a leading andsystem aggregate supplier locatedPin& � Experience and Ltd., know ledge of financial s, forecasting, supplier located in Ontario and Alberta, has an imposition: mediate opening Lm anagem and related processes Ontario and Alberta, ent has an immediate opening for the following for the following position to lead our newTrucking Business Unit: General Accountant Responsibilities Operations Manager - Dispatch � Recognize potential problems/issues and recommend Qualifications appropriate solutions directly to the V.P. of Materials and Logistics the incumbent will have: • Reporting Post Secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or Commerce Develop and maintain effective processes and procedures for • � Proficient in computer applications (Microsoft Office) Qualifications dispatch of internal and external trucking • � Experience with and knowledge of SAP Post Secondary degree or diplom a is considered an assetneeds Ability to effectively allocate resources based on business • � � Experience with A/P, A/R, fixed assets, general ledger and financial statement preparation A minim um of 5 yearsstaff dispatch experience and directly manage accordingly • � Strong conceptual and practical knowledge of GAAP Strong ledgedata of Dispatch softw are such as JWS or similar. Provideknow dispatch and trend analysis to support • Supervisory experience Know ledge of SAP is considered anreview assets organizational strategic plans and • � Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, ability to problem solve Superior tim e mlead anagem ent, and multitask ingdispatch and planning skills, Implement and all new current initiatives and communicate effectively ability problem solve and com m unicate � Ensureto operational compliance w ith Healtheffectively & Safety policies • � Professional, responsive, positive work attitude and a high level of integrity is essential Professional, responsive, positive work attitude and a high level • Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle of integrity is essential � Strong knowledge of computer programs (Microsoft Office) Responsibilities � Knowledge and understanding of MTO and CVOR rules and • Perform monthly bank reconciliations regulations • � Perform accounts payable duties Experience and knowledge of financial systems, forecasting, P & • Prepare monthly/annual financial statements and ancillary reports L management and related processes � � �

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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

Stirling Manor Nursing home requires a FOOD SERVICE WORKER to work in the dietary, housekeeping and laundry departments. Please forward resume by February 15, 2013 to Nutrition Manager, Stirling Manor Nursing Home, 218 Edward Street Box 220, Stirling, ON, K0K 3E0. Fax 613-395-0930 or email Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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

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



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

Wanted- Bear traps, older Winchester mod. 94, 30/30 ammo cans, ammo, knives. Have PAL. Call 613-473-2156 Madoc.

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Firewood Processors, Canadian Made. Cuts up to 16” diameter, 13 h.p. Honda $9,950. (613)889-3717.


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.

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

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

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT-HOME JOBS Convenient online training. High graduate employment rates. Student loan options available. Don’t delay! Enroll today. 1-800-466-1535


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

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.

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


*HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837.

Must see. 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis, 1 owner, 60,000 km, Micheline tires, Etested. Full tank of gas. $4,999. 613-962-4420.


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

2001 F150 Super Cab, 4.6LV8, 2 WD, Auto, 4 door, PS, PB, Air, Box Cover, Cap, New Tires, Fuel Pump, 250000km. Certified & Etest $3000 obo as is. 613-478-1055

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Number one hardwood log length firewood for sale. $1050/truck load or $2000/truck and trailer. Tax & delivery included. (613)771-0345.


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Norwood, self-storage units now available. Various sizes. For more information, call (705)639-2258. Warkworth Main Street, 530 sq. ft., storefront retail office space, available August in fabulous potter block building. $550/month negotiable with lease, plus gas and hydro. Call Kerri 705-924-3341 after 6 p.m.

2 Bedroom Apartments, in quiet, spacious senior residential building at Downtown Trenton (across Metro). All inclusive: 2 bedroom $890/month. Senior discount, non-smoking, no pets. Call 613-922-5528. 2 bedroom luxury apt. Lots of closets. Close to shopping. Laundry facilities. Ideal for seniors. 153 North Park St., Belleville. 613-966-4471, 613-970-1932. 3 bedroom home. West side downtown Campbellford. $950/mth. heat and electricity extra. 705-653-1705. 4 BDRM house. With f r i d g e / s t o v e / d i s h w a s h e r. Washer & dryer. Propane furnace, A/C, pool. 5 min north of Tweed $1,100 plus utilities. Call Rob 613-847-0651

Bachelor apartment, separate bathroom and kitchen with walk-out patio. Heat, hydro, cable included. $490/month. Plainfield area. 613-477-3377. Havelock- 1 bedroom, second floor, fridge, stove, cable, utilities and parking included in rent. $680/month. Available March 1. 705-778-7863. KALADAR ONE bedroom apt, fridge/stove. Available March 1, 2013 613-336-9429 Large 2 bdrm apt. in East Hill home, Belleville, completely renovated, new bathroom, kitchen, stainless steel appliances. Heat & hydro included. $895/mth Prefer single professional. 613-968-7086. Large 2 bedroom apartment Belleville. Available March 1st, heat included, $785/month. Hydro, cable and rental for hot water tank, extra. Plenty of parking. 613-962-7461 after 6 PM. Marmora- 1 bedroom apartment, Forsyth St. renovated ($595+/mth), upper level, parking, skylight, fireplace, bay windows. No pets, 1st/last, ref’s req’d. Alan 416-229-0553. 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.

Trent Hills Family Health Team, a dynamic, progressive and collaborative team of health professionals, delivers primary health care, programs and services to approximately 16,700 patients in the Municipality of Trent Hills and adjacent areas. Its vision is to be a leader in the provision of comprehensive rural primary care through an integrated team of caring professionals. SOCIAL WORKER Part-time Currently, THFHT has a vacancy for a qualified Social Worker who is available to work 3 days per week. Working within the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the job incumbent will be responsible for the planning, coordination and delivery of social services to individuals, couples, families and groups. Working in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, he/she will use ecosystems and strengths-based perspectives to assist patients in reaching optimal health. Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team in a health care setting preferred. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with education and experience and comprehensive benefit plan.

Monique Bourdages Human Resources Advisor Trent Hills Family Health Team 119 Isabella St., Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Email:


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Marmora- large furnished private room, large common area with cooking facilities, satellite, $525/mth. 1 block from all amenities. Prefer senior on fixed income or steady income person. 613-472-1697 ask for Alex. Need a home? Call the Hastings Housing Resource Centre. Services offered in Belleville, Quinte West, North and Centre Hastings. (613)969-1748. Tweed. Small 2 bedroom apartment, close to all amenities. Fridge, stove and utilities included. 613-478-3439.

Buyer waiting for acreage with or without buildings for top cash price. Call us for free evaluation. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. No RISK program. STOP Mortgage and Maintenance payments today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us NOW. We can help! 1-888-356-5248 Napanee; downtown unique 4 unit income property. Excellent revenue. $159,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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

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

Carpet & upholstery cleaning: Professionally Steam clean 2 rooms, $70.00. Includes pretreatment and deodorizing, no traveling charges: Tim Gilkes 613-962-2307.

PAID IN ADVANCE! Make up to $1000 a WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start i m m e d i a t e l y !

Construction services- Residential/Commercial remodels, interior/exterior renovations, new construction, professional flooring and tile installation. Website: Phone: Matthew 613-4380974.

MISTY RIVER INTRODUCTIONS can make this years Valentine’s day something to remember. Let it be the year you meet the partner of your d r e a m s . (613) 257-3531

GARAN FARMS LTD.Cutknife, Saskatchewan, Canada – HIRING Full-Time Permanent Careers, (NOC#) Farm Supervisor (8253) Oversee all operations, agronomic advice. Equipment Operators (8431) Operation, Maintenance, upkeep of all farm machinery. Wage Range $18-$25 hour by position and experience. Email resume to: HELP WANTED!!! Up to $1000 Weekly paid in advance!!! Mailing our brochures/postcards or paid biweekly!! TYPING ADS for our company. PT/FT. Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Needed!

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


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

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


The Brighton and District Figure Skating Club is currently accepting applications for Qualified Skating Instructors for the 2013/14 season. BDFSC is a non-profit, recreational based learn to skate program for children of all ages.

Become a certified auctioneer in one week. Enroll today!

Call 613-968-4555 or 613-827-1316

We are looking for personable, energetic coaches, responsible for the implementation and testing of skaters on skill proficiency. Our season runs from October to March, skating on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:40 to 6:50. If interested, please send your resume to Donna Cronin at

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BDFSC, c/o Donna Cronin P.O. Box 505, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 or email resume to

On Street Verifiers Wanted Metroland Media Group & the EMC are looking for Independent Contractors to ensure that our products are being delivered to the public. Audits will take place Thursday evenings & Fridays.

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Outstanding People On The Leading Edge Procter & Gamble is currently seeking highly motivated and goaloriented individuals with a commitment to safety and total quality to join our diverse operating teams in our manufacturing facility in Belleville.

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We offer successful applicants a permanent position with a competitive total compensation package and challenging opportunities for personal growth and development. A minimum grade 12 education or equivalent is required. Electrical/mechanical skills through practical experience/ education are definite assets.

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To be considered for these positions you must complete and submit both steps of the on-line application by 6:00pm, Thursday, February 28, 2013. We thank all applicants, however only those under consideration will be notified by telephone. Successful applicants will be subject to a background check. Procter & Gamble Inc. is an equal opportunity employer


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The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte serving as the gateway to the world famous Trent Severn Waterway, and is just 90 minutes east of Toronto on Highway 401. The city 250301 Gummer-Ward Auctions Client: is now accepting bids/proposals for the following projects: 6063268 PW 13-02 Consulting Services, Redesign of North Trent Street, Frankford Ad # Requested By: Closing Date: February 28, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time ONE AD, 4 NEWSPAPERS, OVER 69,000 HOMES 4627 DUR-Demers CLA Sales Rep.: PW 13-03 Consulting Services, Frankford Bridges. Expansion joints on the canal bridge, realignment of Belleville, Quinte West, Marysville, Ameliasburg,Nancy-BRI Carrying Place, suspended watermain under both the Trent Canal and Trent River bridges. Brighton, Colborne, Castleton, Madoc, Marmora, Havelock, Hastings, Norwood, Warkworth, Campbellford, Stirling, Tweed, Closing Date: February 21, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time Flinton, Eldorado, Gilmour and all points in between. PW 13-15 Supply & Deliver of 1 New Combo Sewer Cleaner with Hydro Excavation Capabilities Truck Closing Date: February 21, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time 4000 Auctions & Sales Class.: PW 13-17 Rental of Heavy Equipment with Operator – Results in Call Out List 02/07/2013 02/07/2013 Closing Date: February 21, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. local time Start Date: End Date: Detailed information packages are available online at (Bids and Tenders under includes print and online includes print and online includes print and online NDEMER PO #: Entered By: the Business section). Submissions properly endorsed and sealed in an envelope with the return label displayed will be received at the 2nd floor reception area on or before Closing Dates as shown above. Local time is in accordance with the electronic punch clock located in the 2ndPublications: floor main reception area of CLA Northumberland, CLA The Brighton Independent 2nd week 2nd week (1 column) the municipal office which will be deemed conclusive. Late submissions will not be considered. Electronic FREE! 25% off and up submissions will not be considered. $0.00 Paid Amount: Balance: Questions about the bid process may be directed to Janet Powers, Purchasing Supervisor 613-392-2841 Ext. 4450. Questions or clarification regarding the specifics of the job must be emailed to To place your ad: $145.43 $16.73 Total Price: HST 613-966-2034 ext. 560 or 1-888-WORD-ADS The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all submissions.




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Antiques, furniture,2pm Dutch auction wall clock,day. gingerbread Viewing clocks, cranberry 19th century hanging oil Morrow Building ~glass, 171 Lansdowne St., Peterborough lamps, cylinder gramophone, Royal Doulton HALL. figurines, SELLING ENTIRE CONTENTS FROM A GAMBLING list includes: slatejewelry, pool table, leather oldPartial tins, Ball bottles,fork art,lift, new traffic light, sofas, pokercameras, tables, barchina stools,cabinets, cigar humidors, parking meter, china,atglass, screen tv’s, projectors w/large screens, restaurant memorabilia, art & kitchen appliances andmuch muchmore! more! consign. Plan to attend. CALLCall TO toCONSIGN 705-745-4115


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CITY OF BELLEVILLE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - COMPREHENSIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN (AMP) RFP NO. FN-2013-01 The City of Belleville is inviting proposals from respondents for the provision of professional services for the development of a comprehensive asset management plan that will assist the City in making the best possible decisions regarding building, operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing and disposing of tangible capital assets. The City of Belleville requires the development of an asset management plan that meets the guidelines of the Ministry of Infrastructure’s “Building Together: Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans.” The overall objective of this project is to develop a high quality comprehensive Asset Management Plan that will aid the City in maintaining its tangible capital assets, and promote optimum decision making. Proposals can be obtained between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday from the Finance Department (Purchasing Services) First Floor, City Hall, 169 Front Street, Belleville, ON, K8N 2Y8 and can also be obtained by downloading from Proposal submissions properly endorsed and sealed in the label/envelope provided for the purpose and clearly marked as to contents, will be received by the Finance Dept. First Floor, City Hall, 169 Front Street, Belleville, ON K8N 2Y8 until 1:00 p.m. local time on Friday, March 15, 2013. The lowest or any Proposal or any part of any Proposal not necessarily accepted. A Division of Metroland Media Project Contact: Proposal Document Contact: Brandon Fergusson Yasmina Jamal TCA Accounting Coordinator Purchasing Supervisor Tel. 613-967-3200, Ext. 3309 Tel 613-967-3200 Ext 3301/3203


Hardwood Floor Installation and resurfacing. Ceramics. Light renovations and upgrades. Over 30 years experience. Please call for free estimate 613-394-1908.

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County Water Treatment- Softeners, U.V. Lights, R.O. systems, chemical free iron and sulphur filters. Sales, installation, service and repair. Steven Menna. (613)967-7143.

PREVIEW 8:30 day of sale and Fri/Sat 10-3 Tag sale in Lower level Studio (items priced incl. Furniture) Fri/Sat 10-3 Kingsland Church Studios, 139 King Street East Colborne Hwy 401 exit 497 (Big Apple) follow signs. Selected Quality items From Local Estates. Featuring Antiques, Art, Sterling Silver, Rare Books to include 2 Volume Set Bartlett Canadian Scenery c.1840, Gold & Silver Estate Jewelry, Quality Costume Jewelry to incl. Sherman, Primitives, Militaria to include WW1 Gun Sighting Telescope, WW11 Hamilton 22 Ships Chronometer, China, Crystal, Glass, Coins, Stamps, Paper Currencies, Antique and Vintage Toys, Collectibles, Furniture to incl. Mission Oak Wall Cabinet w. Leaded Glass, Mission Oak Table and much more! Visit for details & photos 289-251-3767 TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE, DELIVERY AVAILABLE EMC B Section - Thursday, February 7, 2013




BELLEVILLE Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Friday, 10 a.m. Calvary Temple, corner of Wallbridge Loyalist and Hwy 2 West. Contact Dianne 613392-0081. February 13 luncheon 12-2 pm sponsored by Belleville Christian Women’s Club, 290 Bridge St. W. (Salvation Army) $10. Featuring Deb Poole, Connon Nurseries. Special music and guest speaker. Free nursery. Reservations: Darlene 613-961-0956. Open Door Café - Every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E, . No cost however donations are gratefully accepted. For more info: 613 969-5212. The regular meeting of the Quinte Grannies for Africa, Saturday, February 9, St. Thomas’ Anglican Church (Bridge and Church St). Breakfast at 8:30. Meeting at 9:00. New members welcome. Please bring your coffee mug. The ANAF Unit 201 Pipes and Drums is recruiting members. Free lessons and Band practices are at the ANAF Unit 201 (upper Floor) 187 Front St, Belleville, Tuesdays, 630-830pm. All are welcome. For info: www. Free Healthy Lifestyles Program, Tuesdays, 10 am-12 pm from Feb 19-March 19. For adults interested in making healthy changes. Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre, 161 Bridge St. W., Belleville. Register by Feb 12 to 613-9620000 ext 233. Love’s Voice Changes You – A Book Signing and Presentation

by Pat Kammer. Belleville Public Library, Gallery 1 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 9. Ghost Towns & Pioneer Villages in Our Backyard, Saturday, May 4. Bus tour of Hastings County. Cost $65, includes lunch. Organized by Hastings County Historical Society. Info: Mary-Lynne 613-961-7091 or Friday, February 8, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Musical Gifts Series: “A Country Valentine”. Rick Penner and Emma Pot will present country love songs. Gallery One, 3rd floor, John M. Parrott Art Gallery. Info: 613-968-6731 x2240 or e-mail Dance with Jeff Code & Silver Wings, Friday, February 8, Belleville Club 39 at Belleville Fish and Game Club Hall, 8 pm. to midnight, Lunch served. Members $10. Non members $12. Singles and couples welcome. For info: 613-354-2488 or 613966-1718 opening reception of “BAC is Beautiful”, Thursday, February 7, 6-7:30 p.m. The Brighton Arts Council’s exhibition show runs February 7- 28, Gallery One, John M. Parrott Gallery. “What Does International Women’s Day Mean to You?” is a juried high school student exhibition, Gallery Two, John M. Parrott Art Gallery. Presented by the Belleville International Women’s Day Committee. Opening reception Thursday, February 7, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Show runs February 7-28. Quinte Seniors Euchre Club meets at the Parkdale Community Centre every Mon. at 1:30 pm. Everyone 50 plus welcome. Cost $3.00 includes door prize, 50/50 draw and euchre score


of Neil Carter till close. $12.00

Belleville Ostomy Support Group, Thursday 14 February, 7.00pm, Room P10, Loyalist Business and Development Centre, Belleville. 2nd Thursday of each month (July & August excepted) Quinte NeedleArts Guild Stiching for Fun! Workshops, lessons or work on your own piece. Belleville Recreation Centre, 116 Pinnacle St. 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. 9:30am - 3pm. Call 613-473-4831 or 613-476-7723 Information and demonstration of infrared and FM listening devices. Refreshments and access available. RSVP by Feb. 15. Call 613-966-8995, TTY 877872-0586, or email Visit The Canadian Hearing Society, Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas St. E. Belleville Brain Tumour Support Group meets on the second Wed. at 7:30 p.m. at Eastminster United Church. If you or someone you know has been affected by a brain tumour come join us.

BRIGHTON Carpet Bowling at Brighton Community Centre, 75 Elizabeth Street every Monday and Thursday 12.30 to 4 pm. New members welcome. Come out for a free trial, gentle exercise, and fun. Parkinson Support Group (Brighton and area). Wednesday, February 13, monthly meeting, The Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 204 Main St at 12:30. Call Lynne at 613-4759267 for info Brighton Legion Branch 100, Fri. Feb 8, Valentine Dance. Dinner 6 to 7 pm, dance to the music

CAMPBELLFORD St. Mary’s Community Valentine Dance, Sat. Feb. 9, 8.30p.m., Campbellford Legion. Tickets $10.00 available at Snapshots. Everyone Welcome Northumberland Cares for Children provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s development, speech and behaviour, Tuesdays, 1-2pm in the library, St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, 35 Centre St, Campbellford. All families welcome. Info: Cheryl 1-866-218-1427. cheryl@ Seymour West Woman’s Institute Card Parties, 7:30 pm. Cost is $3.00. Lunch is Served. Everyone Welcome. 6788 County Road 30, Campbellford PANCAKE SUPPER, Tuesday Feb. 12, 5-7 p.m. St. John’s United Church, Campbellford. Child: $3.00, Adult: $5.00, Family: $15.00 . Campbellford Kinette Bingo every Thursday at 7pm. Campbellford/Seymour Arena, 313 Front St. N. $1000 Jackpot in 54 numbers, consolation prize of $200. Wheelchair accessible. “The Crusaders” music at Campbellford Baptist Church, 166 Grand Rd., Sunday, February 10, 7PM. Please join us for an evening of worship and fellowship. Campbellford Free Methodist Church: Friday Feb 8, Movie Night & Refreshments, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday Feb 9, 5p.m. Meet & Greet the Missionaries, International Supper and presentation. Sunday Feb 10, 9a.m., Sunday Morning Gathering, presentation by the Babcock’s, Missionaries from Malawi, followed by a Drama and then Lunch.


PERSONALS DATING SERVICE. Long-term/shortterm relationships, free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Talk with single ladies. Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Talk now! 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-8045381. (18+) TRUE PSYCHICS! 4 Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-3423036; Mobile #4486; http://www.true

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Pancake Supper, Christ Church Anglican, 5 pm. Everyone Welcome. Adults $8.00, Child 12 and under $4.00, under 5 free, family $24. Tickets at the door. Info: 705-653-1123 or the Church Office 705-653-3632. Lighthouse Diner serving warm, nutritious meals, 12:00 p.m. every Friday. Fellowship and games at 10 a.m. Provided by Campbellford Free Methodist Church & The Salvation Army. 73 Ranney Street N. For info call (705)653-4789 or (705)653-4185 The next meeting of the Campbellford Osteoporosis Support Group is Tuesday Feb 12, 2pm at the Campbellford Library. Topic: Stand Tall Canada

CODRINGTON Codrington Library open Tuesday, 2-5 pm; Thursday 9:30-11:30 am; Friday 5-8 pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm. Valentine Brunch Sunday Feb. 10 Codrington Community Centre, 10:00-1:00; Adults $8; 6-12, $5; Under 6 Free. Pay at the Door. Info call 613-475-4005.

COLBORNE Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings, Wednesdays, 11-noon, Prospect House, 1 Elgin Street (at King), Colborne, Northumberland Cares for Children Play Group, Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St., Colborne, Fridays 10:00 am to noon. Info: Cheryl, 1-866-218-1427. The Colborne Art Gallery is currently seeking New Members. For information: or email:

FOXBORO Winter Gospel Sing, Feb 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 513 Ashley St. Foxboro. Everyone welcome,

FRANKFORD Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Weekly Meetings, Wednesday Evenings, 7-8 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 60 N Trent St. Frankford. Info: 613-395-2345 Frankford United Church UCW Valentine Lunch & Bazaar Thurs. February 14, 11:30 – 2 pm. Donation February 9, 8 P.M. Frankford Legion Winter Dance. Live Band $10.00 per person. Frankford United Church: Annual Pancake Supper Tues Feb 12, 4:30 – 6:30 pm $6. UCW Valentine Lunch & Bazaar, Thurs Feb 14, 11:30 – 2 pm Donation Alcoholics Anonymous Keep It Simple Group, 8 pm every Thursday at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, 60 Trent St. N. (rear), Frankford. Info: www.quintewestaa. org or 1-866-951-3711 Frankford Legion: Tuesday Men’s pool 7 p.m. Wednesday Snooker 7 p.m. Thursday nights Ladies Pool 7 p.m. Thursday nights Mens Darts 7 p.m. Friday nights Mixed Darts 7 :30 p.m.

HASTINGS TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings Wednesdays at the Trinity United Church, Hastings. Weigh-in 5:15-6:15pm and meeting 6:30-7:30 pm. Join anytime. For info Kathy (705) 696-3359 Continued on page B15 CL278957

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WANTED FIREARMS WANTED FOR FEBRUARY 23RD, 2013 AUCTION: Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns. As Estate Specialists WE manage sale of registered / unregistered firearms. Contact Paul, Switzer’s Auction: Toll-Free 1-800-694-2609, or WA N T E D : O L D T U B E A U D I O EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond organs. Any condition, no floor model consoles. Call Toll-Free 1-800-9470393 / 519-853-2157.

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

COMING EVENTS OTTAWA SPRING RV SHOW - March 1-3, 2013. Ernst & Young Centre (formerly CE Centre), 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa. 20 dealers, campgrounds, new products, GIANT retail store, show-only specials. Discount admission at Call TollFree 1-877-817-9500.



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

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HASTINGS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 9:001:00 Hastings Branch Library Valentine day book sale. Free hot chocolate and cookies available. 705-696-2111 HASTINGS LEGION, Zumba classes every Monday night. $3.00 per person. Everyone welcome. Info: Vicky at 705-696-2363 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 10:30 am, Let’s Discuss It. An informal parenting discussion group to discuss and share ideas about issues and concerns. Topics are chosen by the parents. 6 Albert St. East, Hastings VALENTINE’S DAY Potluck at the Hastings Early Years Centre. Thursday, February 14, 10:00 am. Wear something red or pink. 6 Albert St. E., Hastings

HAVELOCK BINGO EVERY Wednesdays, Havelock Community Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early birds 6:30 p.m., regular start 7:00 p.m. For more info, contact or 705-778-3169 PANCAKE SUPPER, Havelock United Church, February 12, 5:00 PM. $5/person or $15 /family. HAVELOCK’S WELLNESS Program at the Town Hall, 8 Mathison St. in Havelock, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday. 10-11 exercise and 11-12 various activities. Call (705)778-7831 HAVELOCK SENIORS Club weekly events: Cribbage Mondays 1 pm. Euchre Wednesdays 7 pm and Fridays 1 pm. Bid Euchre Thursdays 1 pm.

MADOC SUPPORT THE Troops Concert, Open Mic /Jam Night. All musicians welcome. Friday, 15 February, 6:30 p.m. Arts Centre Hastings, Madoc. Dinner and refreshments available. Free Admission. Donations accepted in support of the Military Family Resource Centre MADOC DINERS: Monday, Feb11. St John’s Anglican Church Hall, 115 Durham St N, 12:00 noon. Bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. WHITE LAKE Bethesda United Church (Springbrook Rd and Hwy 62) Bethesda Boutique, Saturday, February 9, 9am-12pm. Donations of gently used clothing appreciated. All clothing $2.00. Baking PANCAKE SUPPER Tues. Feb. 12, hosted by St. John’s Anglican Church, 115 Durham St. N., Madoc, 5 - 7 pm. Adults $8, Children under 12 yrs. $4, and preschoolers free. Everyone welcome

MARMORA CROWE VALLEY Lions organize Euchre Fridays, 7:30 p.m. in Deloro Hall. Bring light lunch. MARMORA LEGION: Feb 10, Bid Euchre Tournament - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Available. Bingo every Monday at 7:00 p.m. THE MARMORA Crowe Valley Lions Club Country Music Jam Session, Feb.,10, 1-4.30 pm, Marmora Community Centre, Victoria St., Marmora. $5.00 per person, Entertainers Free, Door prizes & LCBO. Info: 613-472-2377. MARMORA DINERS: Wednesday,

Feb13. Marmora and District Community Centre, Victoria Ave. Lunch at 12:00 noon. Please bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS - No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Every Wednesday 7 p.m., 43 Matthew St, Marmora, common room. Everyone welcome! 613-4726531 or jhrnjhoekstra@hotmail. com MUSIC: ‘AMAZING Jam’, 2nd Sunday of each month, 3-5 pm, The Marmora Inn, 29 Bursthall St.. Bring your instruments, voices and songs. Folk, blues, country, punk and more. 613-395-3257 or MARMORA BP Clinic: Tuesday, Feb 12, Caressant Care Common Room, 58 Bursthall St, 9:30 -11:00 AM. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities.

NORWOOD OPEN HOUSE February 5, Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre, 88 Alma St., Norwood. The Art of Tai Chi. Introductory lessons available Tuesdays from 2-4PM. Contact 705 696-1841.

P.E. COUNTY 2ND WEDNESDAY of the month, Codrington Women’s Institute 7:15 pm, Codrington Community Centre

held every Thursday morning. Everyone welcome. Call Secretary John Eden at 613-394-0316 for more info.

$17/couple. Must be purchased by Feb. 13 from our office at 61 Bay St. Trenton 9am-3pm, MonFri. Info (613) 392 5400

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, Trenton Library. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6:30- 8:00 pm. New members and guests welcome.

8 WING CFB Trenton Officers’ Mess Ladies Club annual Spa Night. February 13, 6:00 p.m.,Upper Lounge Officers’ Mess. Light refreshments. Admission: Members and invited guests of members, $10.00. This is a charity event for the local Food Bank. For more info:

NEW MS Society Hastings Chapter support group. Information, support or someone to talk to. For patients, family, friends or employers. Monday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. Military Family Resource Centre, River Dr., Trenton. Info: 613-848-6713. hastingscounty THE TRENTON Memorial Hospital Auxiliary monthly board meeting, Monday, Feb. 11, 1:30 pm in the board room, 2nd floor of the hospital. All volunteers and the public are invited to attend. Contact: Karen White 613 965 0423 A GOSPEL Music Celebration, St. George’s Church, Trenton, Feb 16, 7PM Tickets $10, available at Church Office or at the door. For info: 613-394-4244 or 613-392-2620. Social hour to follow. TRENTON SENIORS Club 105 Valentine Brunch, 61 Bay St, Trenton, Saturday February 16, 11am-2pm Tickets $10/person or

TRENTON LIONS Club is looking for new members. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Wed of each month, Sept to July. Info: Membership Chairman 613-969-9502 or THE QUINTE Region of ‘Circle Of Friends’ Meeting Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30pm, Recreation Center of Kenron Estates (North side of Hwy 2, Bayside). Info: Vicki 613-392-0731 or Martin 613438-4407. QUEEN OF Hearts Valentine Breakfast in support of the MS Society Hastings Chapter. Trenton Royal Canadian Legion, Quinte St., Sunday, Feb. 10, 9-11:30 a.m. Adults $7.50, Children $5.00. Tickets: 613-398-0943 or at the door. TRENTON LIONS Club 77 Campbell St. is accepting new members. Meetings held 2nd and 4th

Wed of each month at 6:45pm. Contact Membership Chair Lion Darlene Hiltz for more info 613969-9502 or email darlene_hiltz@

TYENDINAGA COMMUNITY CARE Closet Thrift shop, 393 Main St. Deseronto, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00 MEALS ON Wheels Deseronto: Tuesday through Friday a hot meal delivered to your door around noon, for more information call 613-396-6591



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. “FINE FREE February” - Return any overdue items to any branch of the Trent Hills Library: Campbellford, Hastings and Warkworth during February - no questions asked, no overdue fines SHROVE TUESDAY Pancake Supper, Warkworth Free Methodist Church, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5-7 pm. Cost Adults $8, Couples $15, Families $20. For info: 705-9249565

TWEED LIBRARY: Saturday, Feb. 9, decorate a reusable book bag, 12-2:30p.m. Limit 12 students ages 7-14. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7:00p.m., presentation by the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre on species at risk; visit by “Paddy”, a snapping turtle. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30-6:45 pm, survival bracelets.

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 705-6961460.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, Pancake & Chili Supper, St. Matthew’s Hall, Marlbank. 4:30 –7:00 pm. Adults: $8.00, Children 6-12: $4.00, Under 6: Free

WARKWORTH LEGION hosts bid euchre at 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday and a dart league at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Everyone welcome

TWEED LINE Dancing: Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Lunch is served the 2nd Tues of the month. Hungerford Lion’s Hall, 65 Victoria St N. Opened to seniors and adults with physical

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

STIRLING WEEKLY MONDAY Night Bingo, Upstairs of Stirling Arena. Cards on sale at 6:15pm. Starts at 6:50pm. Sponsored by Stirling & District Lions Club. PANCAKE SUPPER, Tuesday, February 12, 4:30-7 pm, St. John’s Anglican Church, 73 North St, Stirling. Adults $8:00, Children $5:00, Family $25:00 THE STIRLING Festival Theatre presents The Official Blues Brothers Revue, Friday February 8, 2pm & 8pm. All seats $39. Dinner (6pm) and show $62. Info: Box Office 1-877-312-1162 or www. CLUB 55 Bid Euchre, Stirling Legion, Saturday, February 9, 1 p.m. THE STIRLING Festival Theatre presents “Love Songs” from the Great American Songbook with Dean Hollin, Saturday, February 9, 8pm. All seats $15. Info: Box Office 1-877-312-1162 or www. STIRLING BLOOD Pressure Clinic: Thursday, Feb 14/. 204 Church St, Seniors Building Common Room, 9 AM-12PM. Open to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. THE MILLPOND Chorus - Stirling and area community choir practices Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church Stirling. New members welcome. For further info call Helen 398-7573.

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