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EMC News - Quinte West Council is reviewing the city’s expenditures hoping to keep the tax increases low this year. The final budget meeting will be on March 11. “The average budget increase has been 1.61 per cent over the past five years,” said David Clazie, director of Corporate and Financial Services. This year’s budget originally came to a 4.2 per cent increase with the option to reduce that by deferring OPP ($550,000) and OMPF ($340,000) increases. “The deferral of policing cost increases and reduction of OMPF payments will result in a 1.95 per cent municipal tax rate increase for 2013,” he said. Total expenditure increases for the year came to $2.6 million. Leslie Roseblade asked why the city is hiring five new parks staff which costs $115,000. “I don’t buy it,” she said. Chris Angelo, director of Public Works and Environmental Services, said there have been two small parks added and they need the extra employees to keep up with the current workload. Jim Harrison said there are a number of activities in the parks especially on weekends and there is garbage left all over. Roseblade said they amalgamated two departments to save money and they put in irrigation to save staff. Mayor John Williams asked how much was spent on overtime for staff last year. Angelo said he will bring that report. Williams noted that Please see “Budget” on page 3

EMC News - These youngsters must have wondered just what the heck they were looking at during the first-ever Brighton History Open House held last weekend at the King Edward Park community centre, where the Codrington Women’s Institute challenged visitors to see how many of about 60 household artefacts could be correctly identified. “It was a great success, with crowds beyond our wildest dreams,” said municipal Heritage Advisory Committee chairperson Dave Cutler. Organizers say more than 1,000 people attended the two-day event. Photo: Ray Yurkowski

Snow debate finished before it started By Ray Yurkowski

EMC News - Brighton The great snow removal debate was shovelled aside before it got started at last week’s regular municipal council meeting. The issue found its way to the itinerary after numerous complaints found their way to the inboxes of a handful of council members in the wake of a winter storm that passed through the area earlier this month. When it came time to approve the agenda, Deputy-mayor Craig Kerr asked that all correspondence regarding snow removal be expunged. He started out by asking Mayor Mark Walas, “Before adding these items

to the agenda, did you have a detailed discussion with staff about the issues raised?” “No, I did not,” answered Walas. “I brought them forward as information. They’re correspondence.” “There are a number of reasons I don’t think they should be included,” said Kerr. “First, they contain some very serious and extensionally libellous, unsubstantiated allegations against staff. There has been no opportunity for an investigation as required under our municipal public complaints handling policy. “The public complaints handling policy wasn’t

followed by yourself or Councillor [John] Martinello, who were instrumental in these emails. The integrity commissioner, in his investigation, made it very clear to us, the use of email of this nature to conduct municipal business is completely inappropriate and must be discontinued. It dealt, very specifically, with the issue of inappropriate micromanaging of staff and the continuance of such micromanaging is at the very heart of this series of emails.” “And it’s been made very clear to us, in other investigations that have taken place; performance issues must not be dealt

with in public,” added Kerr. “There have been a number of controversies involving similar email circulation in this past year and, in most cases, the same two members of council, as named by the integrity commissioner, are involved.” “I’m not directly involved in the composition of the agenda,” countered Walas. “It’s quite innocent, what I’ve done. If it’s inappropriate to be on the agenda, I would guess it shouldn’t be there.” “This should not and will not fall totally on the backs of staff,” said Councillor Mike Vandertoorn. “I’m looking at an email Please see “Agenda” on page 3

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EMC News - Quinte West - User fees including ice rentals are going up. This would result in $34,000 additional revenue for the city. “We are not raising parking or bag tag fees,” noted David Clazie, director of Corporate and Financial Services. The rates will go up effective April 1 and for ice time on August 1. Clazie proposed that prime time ice rental time be $117.70 this year, (going up from $115.04), then up to $120.35 in 2014 and $123.89 in 2015. Prime time is considered to be Monday to Friday after 4 p.m. and weekends. Different hourly rates are set for non-prime time hours and summer ice. Comparing rates in different municipalities, the 2012 prime time ice rental rate in Stirling was $112.83, at RCAF arena at $120, in Brighton at $135, in Prince Edward County at $122.66, Belleville at $163 and Kingston at $245.66. Paul Kyte noted it costs a lot more for ice time in Belleville. Mayor John Williams said, “We’re not in Belleville.” Doug Whitney commented that minor hockey lost 30 kids last year because of high costs. “If we keep escalating prices we’re going to lose revenue,” he said. Leslie Roseblade said there has been no increase in the past five years. John Williams said our rates are lower than most. Facilities rentals are also going up. Batawa Community Centre hourly rental for nonprofit goes from $36 an hour to $37 and for commercial from $47.50 to $49. Seniors Unlimited is provided with meeting space at no charge, from an early agreement when the centre was part of Sidney Township. The hall can also be rented by the day for $360 for nonprofit organizations with no use or limited use of the kitchen. Centennial Hall at Tuckers Corners is going up from $24.50 to $25.25 an hour for non-profit, and from $36 to $37 for commercial. The Community Gardens rates are going up with an hourly rate of $25.25 up from $24.50. Kinsmen Bingo on Tuesdays is rented at $178 up from $173. The Dr. McMullen Community Centre Centennial Room upstairs from the Frankford arena is up to $25.25 an hour up from $24.50.

Budget talks review increases $98,500 for 2013. “More ambulances will be needed while waiting to get patients in to Belleville,� Bob Wannamaker commented. Shared services include EMS, social housing and social services, shared with Hastings County and Belleville. Quinte West’s share has gone up from 28

per cent to 28.5 per cent. “This increase is occurring as Quinte West’s growth, which includes base assessment, occurred at a faster rate than the county or Belleville,� Clazie noted. “The effect of this shifting will result in Quinte West picking up an additional $100,000 of costs.�

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that came from you, Mr. Mayor, and you told this person you would have this included on the February 19 agenda for further discussion. It just wasn’t staff, they had direction to put this on the agenda.� “It’s inappropriate and anti-democratic to take these letters off the agenda,� said Martinello. “We had a major winter event,� said Councillor Tom Rittwage. “I commend staff for the work they did. “I wasn’t aware of most of the emails but I see one where Councillor [Mary] Tadman decided to respond to yourself, mayor, but didn’t want the rest of us to know what was go-

ing on. That’s a little disheartening.� In a recorded vote, Kerr, Rittwage, Vandertoorn and Councillor Emily Rowley approved the changes to the agenda, which included adding public question period at the end of the meeting. Martinello, Tadman and Walas voted against. After the vote, Martinello wondered why question period didn’t appear on the agenda, after a council decision to reinstate on February 4. “The bylaw hasn’t been passed yet,� explained municipal CAO Gayle Frost. “We just voted on it John, and you voted against having question period,� said Vandertoorn.

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$410,000 in the budget is only one per cent increase in the tax rate. Terry Cassidy said they need to keep up appearances since Quinte West is billed as “A Natural Attraction.� Other proposed internal departmental operating cost increases included $50,000 for salt purchases, $25,000 for Communities in Bloom, $10,000 for an additional student for the DBIA and banners, $65,000 in repairs to the public works and fire fleet, $20,000 for legal costs, $25,000 for the Big Band Festival, $22,000 for accessibility legislation requirements and $15,000 for a small business development centre in Quinte West. The total is $347,000. External Agency Costs came to a $516,000 increase. The city pays $5,500 for Lower Trent Conservation, $5,000 for Quinte Conservation, $24,300 for Hastings and Prince Edward Health Unit, $22,200 for Quinte Economic Development, $347,000 for Hastings County Social Services (includes EMS and longterm care), $2,800 for MPAC, $1,400 for Quinte West Chamber of Commerce, $35,000 for Quinte West Public Library and $15,500 for the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council. A new ambulance for EMS was included in this year’s budget, which is split 50/50 with the province in the first year. Quinte West pays 28 per cent which comes to


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The Municipality of Brighton invites applications from members of the public who are interested in serving on one Committee of Council or as a municipal representative on the Quinte Heath Care Advisory Council. To apply you must be a resident of Brighton. We are seeking interested people from the Brighton community to serve on the following: Heritage Advisory Committee: This Committee provides assistance and recommendations to Council associated with the identification, conservation, and celebration of Brighton’s cultural heritage resources as governed by the Ontario Heritage Act and the Official Plan. The committee is particularly interested in a person with experience in web site design and/or media. Public Appointments: 1 person from the public If you are interested in becoming a member of the Heritage Advisory Committee, please express your Interest and applicable background, in writing by March 15, 2013. Quinte Health Care Advisory Council: The role of the Advisory Council is to provide assistance to the Board in providing exceptional care to the people of the community. Members are expected to uphold the values of QHC, work positively, cooperatively and respectfully with other members, the professional staff, and the management of the Hospital. You will be expected to attend at least 75% of meetings annually, to be prepared for meetings, ask questions, and make a positive contribution to discussions. You will share your individual ideas, perceptions, and perspectives about QHC. Members of the Advisory Council are appointed for an initial term of 3 years. No person shall be qualified for appointment if he/she is less than 18 years of age; has the status of bankrupt; has not, for at least the previous 3 months preceding their application, been a resident of, or employed or work in the areas served by the Hospital; is, or has been in the past year, an employee of the corporation, a member of the Professional Staff or is an immediate family member of a person so identified; or holds elected office in the municipality. To apply, you must complete the application form available at the Municipal Office, 35 Alice Street, Brighton. Once completed, it must be returned for Council consideration, and then submission to Quinte Health Care Corporation. There will be 2 public appointments from the Brighton community. Public Appointments: 2 people from the public If you are interested in the QHC Advisory Council, please pick up an application form from the Municipal Office and return the completed form by March 15, 2013.

Vicki Kimmett, Deputy Clerk P.O. Box 189, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0 Or, drop off your application at the Municipal Office at 35 Alice Street.


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Latest ratings for elementary schools released By Steve Jessel

EMC News - Belleville The latest Fraser Institute Ontario elementary school rankings have been released, and the majority of the 23 Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) schools that participated had below average results for the 2011-2012 school year. The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) also had mixed results, with only one Belleville school placing in the top 1,000 of the 2,714 elementary schools that participated.

Across Ontario, 167 elementary schools showed significant improvement in their academic performance over the past five years. Of the 20 Ontario elementary schools showing the fastest academic improvement, ten are public schools where the parental income is below average. At eight of those schools, special needs students account for more than 30 per cent of school enrollment. Peter Cowley, Director for School Performance Studies for the Fraser Institute, said the provincial aver-

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age rating for 2011-2012 is 6.0 out of 10. “Our report shows that all schools are capable of improvement, regardless of the personal or family challenges their students might face,” said Cowley. “If educators want to help students learn and improve, they should be talking to these schools.” In the City of Belleville, the top overall rated elementary school for 2011-2012 is Susanna Moodie Senior Elementary School, which rated 7.3 out of 10 and is ranked 622 out of 2,714 participating

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lege Street Public School, also in Trenton. Over the previous five years, College Street Public School has averaged a ranking of 2,266 out of 2,268 and an average rating of 0.8 out of 10. St. Peter is ranked 2,083 over the past five years and has averaged a rating of 3.8 out of 10. “By pinpointing the subject areas in which individual schools are improving or declining and how their academic performance compares to that of other Ontario schools over the past five years, our report helps parents and educators prioritize learning challenges in their schools,” said Cowley. Each year, the Fraser Institute Report Card on Ontar-

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self as a pleasant person, but she’s from the group that’s been in power in Ontario for the last nine years. The group that’s given us a $257.3-billion debt. A debt that’s increasing by $66.8 million per day. These are government figures. They are viewed by many as underestimates. The Liberal government Ms. Wynne is now leading and is asking us to trust and support gave us the ORNG Scandal that included cost overruns, huge salaries and secret kickbacks, increased health premiums and EHealth scandal that forced the resignation of the then Health Minister David Caplan. Then we have the recent cancelled gas power plant schedules that the Tories say were vote buys … and caused McGuinty to Prorogue Parliament and resign as premier to avoid further investigation. Ms. Wynne was very much involved with McGuinty’s regime as was Deb Mathews, Minister of Health and Long Term Care and now deputy-premier. Now I like Deb Mathews, but she’s had her hand all over this last decade, and it saddens me when she stands up in the Legislature and looks straight into the camera and says she wasn’t aware of Chris Mazza’s shenanigans. Both Ms. Wynne and Ms. Matthews have held cabinet posts since 2003. They have the inside information. Even as late as last week, the government released more information on the gas plants: Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli bragged, “We took the initiative when we found out about these documents to release them of our own volition.” Wow! Ms. Wynne states she wants to be a collaborative premier; if she’s serious about this, she must clean the slate. Ontarians deserve and demand this. Shelby J. Lawrence, Stirling

Experience an asset in new job one who has always lived here, the municipality needs to steer their own ship. But I do see benefits in working with partners in both directions.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m passionate about Brighton,â&#x20AC;? she added. A lifelong resident, Hamilton graduated from East Northumberland Secondary School before stints in Kingston and British Columbia to study and launch her career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my role I would like to see the Chamber have a strong voice in branding our area and I would like to see Brighton branded as the unique place it is. Defining ourselves will decide where we go in the future.â&#x20AC;? Hamilton starts her new job on March 4. Hamilton added how she would be continuing in her role as co-ordinator of the Summer Company program where she has helped launch more than 40 youth businesses throughout Northumberland County in the past four years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be doing a lot more in terms of promoting the Chamber,â&#x20AC;? said vice

president Eric Davidson, who also introduced Loyalist College public relations program student Pascalle Desjardins to those in attendance at a meetand-greet event held last week at Dougallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurant. Desjardins starts in her capacity as intern on April 1. A year ago, when Chamber president Don Parks announced he would step down, there was no one to fill the role. But last week, he told EMC heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;no longer the reluctant president.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m quite happy to stay on and steer it a little bit,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the help of Eric and [treasurer] Denise Franklin, this has been an easy job. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve managed to keep it going for almost five months, since the resignation of our former administrator, but now we have someone who is incredibly gifted and has a skill set weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re absolutely delighted about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a whole slew of positive things coming our way: our membership is growing and people are now interested. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure, once word gets out that Sherry is on board, that will only mul-

tiply.â&#x20AC;? Chamber officials are hoping to keep up the momentum after their best showing ever in nominations last year for the Quinte Business Achievement Awards, where two Brighton businesses, Ontario Soil Recycling (environmental leadership) and G. Boyd Boutique (retail), took home the hardware. Presented annually as a celebration of business excellence across the Bay of Quinte region, nominations for the awards come from four Chamber of Commerce territories: Brighton and District, Quinte West, Belleville and Prince Edward County. 1206.R0021789701

EMC News - Brighton Sherry Hamilton knows a thing or two about business and she hopes to use that experience as the new administrator of the Brighton and District Chamber of Commerce. Hamilton has been selfemployed for more than 25 years at the helm of three successful small businesses and, for the past four years, as a small business development officer at the Northumberland Business Advisory Centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a result of being in that role, I got a look at the bigger picture,â&#x20AC;? she said, in an interview last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the advisory centre, we served the whole county, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from Brighton and this area is at a pivotal point in its growth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you see how quickly Brighton is growing itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tugof-war going on (Northumberland County Economic Development on one side and the Quinte Economic Development Commission on the other) for Brighton. But from my perspective, from some-



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Home of the brave editorial

Dear Editor, On Monday, I celebrated my 90th birthday. I am a World War II RAF veteran and proud Canadian. I just received my Thursday copy of EMC in Belleville and was perusing it along with the flyers. I happened to read your editorial on the drone attacks the U.S. employs in its war on terror. I must say I was very surprised and very pleased by your honest assessment of this horrendous military

policy. It only serves to enrich the industrial military complex who have perfected the art of fear-mongering to line their pockets and ensure that this war on terror will last an eternity. It was nice to see your editorial in the local media because we rarely see this honesty in the larger dailies or through other mainstream media platforms. Cheers, Harry Leslie Smith, Belleville

I live in Trenton, not Quinte West

Dear Editor, This subject about the name Quinte West has been drawing attention for as long as it has been changed. But when people say we live in Quinte West, you have to stop and scratch your head. So many people ask â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is this a new place?â&#x20AC;? Even a GPS canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find it while driving. The signs along the 401 are confusing. No wonder the mail is confusing. I was born in Trenton, Ontario, not Quinte West. I still love hearing the name Trenton. Looking back in history, the settlement was known as River Trent and later as Trent Port. It was incorporated as the village of Trenton in 1853. Every thing you read in history books was built around the Trent. Ever since the Trent canal began construction in 1833, it was an important milestone for the people of the River Trent. Then began the old covered bridge. Built in 1833, indeed it was a landmark of Trenton. Many of our founding fathers would have never allowed this name to change.

Even our air base has taken on the name Canadian Forces Base Trenton. Now what would happen if they changed that to Quinte West Forces Base? I am sure our Trenton fathers who had served as mayors who greatly contributed to the economic well being of Trenton, are rolling over in their graves. Most of our architectural heritage is gone now and what next will we see fade in the wind, the name Trenton? I for one think whoever sat within the walls of City Hall had made a bad mistake and needed their heads shook to allowed this to happen. It has been years that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve pushed the words Quinte West down our throats but to me when people ask where Quinte West is, I say we are in the Quinte area â&#x20AC;Ś all wards. Trenton is our city and the name shall be stuck in my head till I die. Read your old history and keep forever Trenton â&#x20AC;Ś TRENTON â&#x20AC;Ś not QUINTE WEST. Susan Anderson-Sirois, Trenton




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Dear Editor, The lead line in Mr. Bushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editorial asks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How low can they go?â&#x20AC;? Well Terry, I ask myself the same question often upon reading the EMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editorial page Mr. Bush took on a serious modern day legal/ethical debate in his editorial; unfortunately it quite quickly digressed into one of the most ethically repugnant and intellectually bankrupt pieces I have had the misfortune of reading in the EMC. I was left wondering if Terry is competing with Gwynne Dyer for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;2013 Tin Foil Hat Awardâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;NATO has come a long way from the era when our fathers and grandfathers risked their lives in the trenches.â&#x20AC;? Terry appears to have a romantic rather than realistic knowledge of two World Wars. He appears to have missed the Nazi bombing of highly populated civilian areas such as Paris and London, or the Allied response bombing Berlin in which tens of thousands of innocent civilians were slaughtered, or perhaps it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit his narrative. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legal or not, can anything be more cowardly than killing people from thousands of miles away not to mention the fact that positive identification of suspects is iffy at best,â&#x20AC;? Terry asks. I would suggest that sitting behind a keyboard â&#x20AC;&#x153;thousands of miles awayâ&#x20AC;? demonizing those who have chosen to serve their countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military in ANY


Bahrain again

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

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

Letter to the editor

Department of Religious freedom

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

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

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

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EMC News - Brighton The municipality has hired an economic development and communications manager, effective March 18. “Elisha Purchase brings a broad understanding of economic development in a rural/urban mix community through experience she gained while employed as economic development officer for Stirling-Rawdon,” says a press release. Purchase is a Loyalist College

business sales and marketing graduate and has completed a two-year economic development program at the University of Waterloo. “We are confident that Elisha’s work experience and enthusiasm will provide the strategic vision for the development of the community as Brighton undertakes the implementation of the Community Development Plan that was completed in 2012,” said Mayor Mark Walas.

EMC News - Quinte West The city has until March 11 to decide what public assistance programs will be funded this year. “The applications have been broken down into three different categories,” said David Clazie, director of Corporate and Financial Services, at the budget meeting on February 20, “grants to others, grants to museums and public assistance funds.” Council has a list of grants to others in the amount of $223,000 and to museums at $100,500. The amount for the community assistance fund is set at $43,335. The total in grants is $367,735. Some of this would be paid out of reserves and the rest from the tax base.

“The total amount is $9,235 higher than asked for in 2012,” Clazie noted. “If this small amount was to be added to the 2013 budget it would have a very minor impact on the 2013 tax rates.” He noted that some grants have been previously approved: Trenton Memorial Hospital ($100,000), Loyalist College ($50,000), Kingston General Hospital ($60,000) and the RCAF Museum (National Air Force Museum of Canada) for $92,000, operating and capital grants. Other grants this year are $10,400 to the Food Bank (up from $9,600), Loyalist Parkway ($500), Trenton and Frankford Santa Claus Parades ($1,500 each). Other grants to museums include the Stirling Agricul-

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“I am pleased to be joining the Brighton team,” said Purchase. “The forward thinking of council to undertake the Community Development Plan has laid the groundwork to partner with community stakeholders to develop a vibrant, creative, sustainable community.” The plan was built on three pillars and includes: community development (building off existing community assets and finding ways to develop new assets

in order to allow Brighton to become a more complete community); economic development (expanding existing local assets and efforts to support entrepreneurship along with growth of new and existing businesses to give Brighton a more stable and sustained economy); and tourism (developing a more complete package for Brighton to take full advantage of tourism potential and create further economic gain for the municipality).

tural Museum ($5,000 same as last year), and Trent Port Historical Society ($3,500 same as last year.) Community Assistance Fund applications include Friends of Wellers Bay ($5,000), Quinte Sailability ($1,200), Stirling Agricultural Fair ($1,000), Arts Quinte West ($5,000 up from $2,000), Volunteer Information Quinte ($5,000), Big Brothers and Sisters ($1,500 up from $1,000), Lower Trent Valley Fish and Game Club ($1,000), The Apple Route Tourism Inc. ($2,000 up from $1,500), Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise ($500), Quinte Symphony ($1,500), City Group, Youth Centre ($19,435), contingency ($200). Leslie Roseblade said she fully supported the Youth Centre. Terry Cassidy said

this is excellent recognition of the social needs of the community. Sally Freeman commented they needed a larger facility to raise money from rent but now they are “shoehorned in.” Mayor John Williams asked about the funding for the Apple Route, noting that it had started up again. Doug Whitney wondered why they were asking for money from the city and the DBIA. Paul Kyte wanted to know why Arts Quinte West is asking for an increase in funding this year. Keith Reid said he could not support funding the Quinte Symphony when we already have our own concert bands in Quinte West. Letters came from each of the organizations requesting funding explaining why they needed the money.

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One per cent more for roads their regular meeting, discussion turned to roadwork and the concerns voiced by downtown residents who blame aging infrastructure for flooding problems in their homes. That’s when Councillor Mike Vandertoorn came up

with a plan to help fund future road projects by adding one per cent to the levy. “It would raise an additional $130,000 for future road projects, this year and going forward,” he explained. “We need to see a road needs study before

Author to speak about Prisoner in Tehran EMC Entertainment Quinte West - Well-known author Marina Nemat will be reading from her books Prisoner in Tehran: A Memoir and After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed at the Quinte West library on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. She will also speak at the Belleville library in the morning.

Lions Club makes spaghetti to help the food bank

EMC News - Trenton The Lions Club, with the help of the Lioness, are having a Pay What You Want spaghetti dinner on March 1 at the Lions Club Hall on Campbell Street between 4:30 and 7 p.m. “All the donations go to the food bank,” says Lioness Joan Graham. She said the Lioness Club is making the spaghetti dinner with homemade desserts. The Lions and Lioness work together to help the community. The spaghetti dinner is held every month but this time it is all to support the food bank.

Marina was born in 1965 in Tehran, Iran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, she was arrested at the age of 16 and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came very close to execution. She came to Canada in 1991 and has called it home ever since. Her memoir of her life in Iran, Prisoner of Tehran, was published in Canada by Penguin Canada in 2007, has been published in 28 other countries, and has been an international bestseller. In 2007, Marina received the inaugural Human Dignity Award from the European Parliament, and in 2008, she received the prestigious Grinzane Prize in Italy. In 2008/2009, she was an Aurea Fellow at University of

Toronto’s Massey College, where she wrote her second book, After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed, which was published by Penguin Canada in 2010. Marina regularly speaks at high schools, universities, and conferences around the world and sits on the board of directors at Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) and on advisory boards at Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT) and PEN Canada. She also teaches memoir writing, in Farsi and in English, at the School of Continuing Studies at University of Toronto and writes book reviews for The Globe and Mail. Please contact Robert Amesse at 613-394-3381 extension 3325 to register for this free event.


“We’ve been told the infrastructure under [Centre and Addison Streets] is in poor condition,” she said. “Whatever way we can do it, we need to do it this year.” “At the second budget consultation, I did not hear one person complain about the rural roads,” added Councillor John Martinello. “We have stepped around this issue long enough. We need to include this in the budget this year and if it can’t, insurance should be given to the residents in a signed letter from staff.” That’s when Vandertoorn questioned Tadman’s statement. “You said we’ve been told the infrastructure is in poor shape but the camera work we paid for by a professional company does not indicate that,” he said. “I’m wondering where this information came from because I did not see it come across my desk.” “We cannot make decisions based on people com-

ing to council chambers and making a lot of noise,” said Councillor Tom Rittwage. “We have to make decisions in the best interest of this community.” In a recorded vote, Deputy-mayor Craig Kerr, Vandertoon, Rittwage and Councillor Emily Rowley approved the budget. Mayor Mark Walas, Martinello and Tadman voted against.


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any further construction projects are planned and let this study define what our priorities are and what gets done first.” Vandertoorn explained how work has been done to help relieve concerns from residents on Centre and Addison Streets. “There was a large root ball removed, which completely blocked flow, and it alleviated a lot of pressure for residents on Addison Street; a new catch basin was installed on Centre Street and this gave vastly improved drainage; and there was extensive camera work done on the underground infrastructure,” he said. “This year’s budget also calls for many hundreds of thousands of dollars to be spent on reconstructing Centre Street from Richardson Street to Chapel Street.” “This infrastructure deficit is not unique to Brighton,” added Vandertoorn. “It’s worldwide.” Councillor Mary Tadman wasn’t convinced.


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Downtown kiosk to be updated as stores change ald, manager of the Trenton DBIA, provided the Back of Front Redevelopment project committee with a list of about 120 downtown businesses that will be included as part of the directory. These will be displayed in a colour coded manner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a constant change in ownership and business titles,â&#x20AC;? MacDonald noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The directory may need to be changed often.â&#x20AC;? Grimmon suggested the directory be updated a set number of times a year.

Chair Paul Whitley said they could consult with JB Print Solutions to find the best and most cost effective way to update the panels. Andrew Kotsovos felt it should be changed annually in the spring. Whitley felt the bottom part of the panel should be for city events and the top to promote other events through posters and notices. Grimmon requested that if the Chamber of Commerce or the DBIA have any additional events

they should contact her. Christina EdwardsScott, economic development coordinator, asked if the budget still allowed for the words RiverFront Square to be placed around the top of the kiosk. Scott said the signs are complete and have been picked up and waiting for the weather to permit city staff to install the new signs. The grand opening of RiverFront Square is set for Friday, June 21. Suzanne Andrews, manager of the Chamber

EMC News - Belleville - Based on the success of Operation Red Nose each year, there exists a real need for a designated driver service in the community, which is why Designated Drivers of Quinte is hoping to fill those shoes on a yearround basis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to keep the road safe and give people another alternative,â&#x20AC;? said manager Lynda Zadan. While Operation Red Nose is a volunteer-run operation, Designated Drivers of Quinte is a paid service, however, they operate on a year-round, sevendays-a-week basis. Essentially, should a driver find themselves unable to drive their vehicle home, Designated Drivers of Quinte will come and pick them and their vehicle up to make sure they arrive home safely.

Currently, the service has about six drivers, meaning that without a reservation they cannot guarantee service at any given time. The service may also be booked for office events, parties, weddings, or similar events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we get busy we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help you, so to provide better service itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best to call ahead,â&#x20AC;? Zadan said. Since starting in 2011, the service hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t found a distance they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go yet, although the cost increases based on the amount of time spent by the drivers. In the past the company has serviced areas such as Madoc, Frankford and Wallbridge, but the company is based in the Quinte area. To make a reservation or to arrange a pick up, call 613-849-4661. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All you have to do is put us in your phone, and then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have us there,â&#x20AC;? Zadan said.









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of Commerce, suggested that Trenval be contacted to determine if they could promote all three


EMC News - Trenton A kiosk on the Back of Front redevelopment will include a map of points of interest such as the Rowing Club, Beer Store and a gas station. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The map will include the entire Community Improvement Area,â&#x20AC;? said Jaclyn Grimmon, manager of recreation and tourism services. She said there will also be an arrow marking the direction of Trenton Memorial Hospital. Jane Collett-MacDon-







What follows is one story â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in a series of stories â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that celebrates entrepreneurial success â&#x20AC;&#x201C; success made possible not only by the hard work of the business owner, but also by the availability of ďŹ nancing made possible by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, a program administered locally by Trenval Business Development Corporation. When you open Boardwalk Eavestroughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be greeted with these words â&#x20AC;&#x153;Choose from our modern or classical designs that add elegance and curb appeal to your home. Experience the beauty of our custom tailored eavestroughs.â&#x20AC;? And, while the words â&#x20AC;&#x153;impressiveâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;spectacularâ&#x20AC;? arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t included in that text, they darn well should be! Marc Audette, owner of Boardwalk Eavestroughs, worked in Ottawa for four years

installing eavestroughs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but not just any eavestrough. These are definitely a cut above the rest. Last year, Marc was ready to return to the area to start his own installation business, offering the same high end product â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a product that essentially offers a crown moulding finish to the exterior of any home. He delivers 5â&#x20AC;? and 6â&#x20AC;? seamless construction, custom mitred corners, and downspout sizes exceeding industry standards, including superior leaf/ice guard protection. Available in an array of profiles and colours, his products are surprisingly cost competitive. Finishing touches include beautiful rain barrels, heated cables, valley guards and ornate rain chains. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just an eavestrough that Marc is providing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an entire eavestrough system! And many of Marcâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s products are

Marc Audette Owner Boardwalk Eavestrough

fabricated right on the spot, taking a sheet of flat metal and shaping it into the desired profile while interested onlookers watch. Marcâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing reputation for prompt service and quality workmanship is paying off.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing satisfies me more than hearing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wow, that looks great!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; after completing a job, he says. While much of his business to date has been directed at existing homes, he is beginning to meet with local home builders and expects that

his product will soon be seen on new homes throughout the region. While in his pre-business launch phase, Marc approached Trenval Business Development Corporation, seeking information on how to run his business. Amber Darling, Trenvalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Loans Officer, readily saw that, with a properly prepared business plan, Marc would likely qualify for a start-up financing from the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trenval helped me through the idea phase, critiquing my business plan, finding and acquiring funding and everything in between. Without their help, and CYBF financing, I would surely have missed some important steps along the way and would not have been able to successfully launch Boardwalk Eavestroughs, says Marc.â&#x20AC;? The CYBF Start-up Program


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requires each entrepreneur to have a mentor. Marc credits his mentor, Paul McCaughan, with helping him to develop his companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online presence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s networking and advertising expertise has been invaluable!â&#x20AC;? Check out Boardwalk Eavestroughs at www. If you have a business idea and need financial support, CYBF and Trenval may be able to help. Contact Amber Darling at 613 961-7999 or email The Canadian Youth Business Foundation is a national organization dedicated to growing Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. The CYBF Program helps youth aged 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up ďŹ nancing and on-going mentoring. Visit for more information.




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Art Gallery struggling to survive in downtown colourful,” Christine said. In April it’s all about birds. The gallery will be showing paintings of birds and also bird houses. Anne Pennington is president of Arts Quinte West and Sheila Guay is the new gallery manager. Anne is a photographer who displays in the gallery and Sheila works with her husband Gerry on tinware displays of picture frames, lamps and mirrors. The art in the gallery is quite varied, ranging from pastoral

landscapes and handmade jewellery to striking displays of the Aztec Earth Goddess. It is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coming up is “Let’s Chat about It,” an evening of art and conversation to remove the stigma on mental illness, on March 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. A realism painting workshop on March 9 is led by artist Ian Bodnaryk from 9 to 5 p.m. The annual general meeting is on March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. More information

Christine Pellati is busy painting a meadowlark in the gallery. Photo: Kate Everson

is at <> with a list of events and

membership details. Art by members is also displayed

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Farmers’ Market hires new clerk

By Kate Everson

EMC News - Trenton - Dianne Wilson has been hired as the new market clerk for the Front Street Farmers’ Market. “Dianne comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge which she has gained over 27 years as a vendor and the chairperson of the Kingston Market Association,” reports Linda Lisle, manager of economic development. The Farm Food Safety Handbook is complete and will be distributed to all food related vendors at the market, along with copies being distributed through Harvest Hastings. The Economic Development and Revitalization Committee also heard a department follow-up on the downtown. “City staff followed up with Mrs. Tripp regarding placing a mural where the plywood is installed on Dundas Street West,” Lisle said. Staff also contacted Kim Taylor who was the mural artist who completed the downtown Belleville mural. She will need three or four weeks to do a mural. The committee discussed the removal of cement barriers in the parking lot on Front Street north of the Cham-

ber of Commerce office. The parking lot is privately owned and has been recently sold. Staff will follow up with the new owners as part of the revitalization of Front Street. There was some concern with the underpass on 2nd Dug Hill Road. Staff from Public Works have been in contact with Canadian Pacific Railway and are currently reviewing options which include everything from lowering Dug Hill and replacing the road bridge to improving signage. The Quinte West tourism report from co-ordinator

Jennifer Rushlow noted that staff are currently working on the editorial and design of the Discovery Guide, map and Trails Guide. Coming events include a Quinte West Healthy Half Marathon in support of Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation, taking place on Sunday, April 28. Events include a half marathon, ten- or five-kilometre walk or run, and a children’s walk or run. Online registration is open and available or participants can register at city hall or Tri and Run Sports for $40 each.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED The Council for the Corporation of the City of Quinte West is extending an open invitation to those who wish to submit their name for an appointment to fill a vacancy on the Quinte West Public Library Board. For equal representation on the Board, preference may be given to a Murray Ward resident. Application form and additional information is available on the City’s website: or at City Hall. Please return your application by Tuesday, March 12, 2013. DonnaLee Craig, City Clerk 7 Creswell Drive Trenton, Ontario K8V 5R6 613-392-2841


By Kate Everson

EMC Lifestyles - Trenton The Arts Quinte West art gallery is trying to survive. “Our lease is up in June,” says member Christine Pellati at the gallery at 84 Dundas Street West. “It costs $800 a month for rent plus utilities. We just aren’t getting enough people in.” She said the Chamber of Commerce is trying to promote the arts in the city but it’s a hard sell. “There’s just nobody shopping downtown,” she said, looking out the window. “They’re all at WalMart or the mall.” The art gallery has been featuring different artists and including a variety of arts and crafts as well as art classes to entice viewers. “Some of our artists are very well known,” Christine says. “But we still don’t sell very many paintings.” Arts Quinte West is asking the city for a grant of $5,000 in this year’s budget, up from $2,000 last year. Council will make a decision in March about who will get funding. “We are trying to get grants from other places too,” said Christine. “But there are so many others applying and you have to show that the community is using this.” Featured artist in March is Henry Mitchell, following Susan Moshynski in February. “He’s [Mitchell] very


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Reality Check:

Sheila Wray Gregoire EMC Lifestyles - I consider

myself a fairly intelligent person, but there are some things I will never understand. Last week, for instance, I stopped by a little takeout restaurant to treat my daughters to Indian food. But I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a parking spot, because the payday advance store right next door was bursting at the seams (it was a Friday night). I will never understand payday advances.Â

Things I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand

If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it through to the next pay cheque without an advance this month, what makes you think you can make it through next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have even less money to stretch? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand the lure of lottery tickets, either. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say you spend $5 a week on the lottery. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five bucks, right? But take that $5 and invest it, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re investing $250 a year. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $2,500 over ten years, not including interest. How many people who buy lottery tickets win $2,500? Basically theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re throwing money away. I watched the Gangnam Style video, along with a few billion other people. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get that, either. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that funny. I admit to chuckling watching a three-year-old dance it on Ellen, but other than that, I suppose I fail when it comes to pop culture.

And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never understood Bratz dolls. Why would you buy a child a toy that emulates a brat? Do you want her to think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cute? It sounds like a sad, self-fulfilling prophecy. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also baffled by desserts that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t include chocolate. Sure you may like apple pie or lemon tortes, but chocolate is so much better. If you had a choice, why would you reach for something subpar? When it comes to clothes, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never really understood bikinis. Very, very few women who wear them actually look good in them, because once gravity happens, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unhappen. And if you are one of the few teenage girls who looks awesome in one, you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be wearing it for a whole host of other reasons. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like I think extra fabric is the answer to everything, though. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t under-


The Good Earth: EMC Lifestyles - One of the good things about being a garden writer is that you get to read a lot of other garden writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work. Some of it is very, very good. There is an interesting balance to be struck between writing for entertainment and writing for education and it is rare that you find both being covered off very well.

stand our current fascination with hemming pants so that they touch the floor. Am I the only one who finds this super inconvenient in the winter with slush and puddles and snow? And if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hemmed the right length when I have on heels, what happens when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at home in my sock feet? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m forever stepping on my pants. Not good. Another pet peeve of mine is womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boots with no traction. It seems like we have two choices when it comes to boots: clunky ugly ones that keep you upright, or lovely, beautiful ones that turn every small patch of ice into a skating rink. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re boots, people. That means youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to wear them when thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snow and ice. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all a diabolical plan to ensure that every woman walking outdoors in winter has to take the hand of a guy. That at

least would make sense. Finally, the thing perplexing me most lately is families who go berserk about money. Mom dies and all the siblings are fighting over who gets her rings. Or no one speaks to each other for years afterwards because someone claimed Grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s armoire. Do we really want to take the most important relationships we have and boil them all down to money? This life is too short for that. Why not let yourself be wronged a little bit, and just let it go? Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a sibling, or a parent, or a child, more important than being right? Sometimes being right just leaves you alone. And there are too many confusing things in this world to have to walk through these days without people we love. You can find Sheila at < gregoire.books>.

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sugar. I have before me a book that has just the right balance with a delightfully intriguing topic: fairy gardening. Gentle Reader, there is a tremendous amount of lore about fairies and it does make fascinating reading. However, neither the book nor this column is about any of that. Fairies, here, resemble humans and their wings can be similar to a butterfly or a dragonfly; think Tinker Bell from Peter Pan. To the book itself: Fairy Gardening, Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden is co-authored by Julie Bawden-Davis and Beverly Turner. Such a book depends upon the quality of the photographs contained therein and Xuong Doâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work is exquisite. Fairy Gardening is all about creating miniature real-life environments for our friends to inhabit. Each vignette tells a tale and evokes a memory, for either the creator or the viewer. And that is the essence of this form of miniature gardening: to tell the tale in such a manner that the listener is completely drawn into the scene. In one garden, a composite of characters from Lewis Carrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imagination are strategically scattered through a checkerboard landscape providing the viewer with delighted smiles as each figure is â&#x20AC;&#x153;discovered.â&#x20AC;? A different garden shows a fairy princess curtseying to a frog and we listen in to the conversation; and, in yet another, a wee fairy sees a tipped

Dan Clost over tea cup and we wonder, too, how it happened. Of course, you just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy some small plants and doll house accessories, cobble them together in a pot and call that a fairy garden. Fairy Gardening is very well thought out as it takes the student through the various steps and considerations for creating these little landscapes. Everything you know about designing a garden is needed here. The technique of â&#x20AC;&#x153;layeringâ&#x20AC;? from interior decorating is also employed. Scale must be consistent throughout so that all figures and plants relate to each other as they would if they were full size. Leaf sizes, bark texture, and flowers all must match. In many miniature gardens a scale of 1:12 is used. A four-inch-tall fairy would be four feet in full size. A flower one inch across would be one foot in diameter; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big bloom. Would it fit the scene? Where this book differs from others is the discussion about animating the scene. It is more than starting with a theme, which of course is where you must start but it Please see â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goodâ&#x20AC;? on page 17



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EMC Entertainment On March 6, filmmakers John and Janet Foster present Arctic Journeys at the Thurlow Community Centre at 7 p.m. This is part of the Winter Speaker Series hosted by the Hastings Stewardship Council. This slide show will be based on many trips to the Arctic during 40 years of shooting documentaries across Canada. The audience will be captivated by personal adventures, comparisons of the Arctic then and now, and indications of how polar bears are dealing with climate change. Prepare to be dazzled by breathtaking Arctic landscapes, immense icebergs,

Arctic Journeys: Alive in Thurlow and wildlife. The Fosters will offer ideas and tips for anyone who loves to photograph ice or carry a camera into wilderness country. As a finale, they will present a four-minute video, set to music, featuring wilderness and wildlife from all over Canada. John and Janet are television producers, cinematographers, and still photographers specializing in natural science television programs and nature photography. They have spent many months of their lives shooting films in the high Arctic. The Arctic Journeys presentation in Thurlow will take the audience behind the scenes

of their television production, Polar Voyages, as well as showing recent wildlife encounters on their farm. John and Janet Foster have shared a passion for nature and the outdoors since they first met in 1960. Over the past four decades, the Fosters have directed and hosted many nature and wildlife programs for television, including the CBC series To the Wild Country and Wild Canada. In 1987 they formed their own two-person produc-

tion company, filming and producing natural science programs for TVOntario, CBC, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, and the Discovery Channel. Many of these programs have been broadcast around the world. John and Janet are also professional still photographers specializing in landscape, wildlife, and nature photography. In 1975, after a few days spent filming beaver ponds and meeting land owners in the Tweed

area, they bought an old farm there, and built what is now their permanent home, featured in Leave it Wild â&#x20AC;Ś and they will come. Available at the event will be DVDs of the CBC Newsworld program, Polar Voyages and DVDs of one of their Discovery Channel programs, Leave it Wild. The price will be $10. Arctic Journeys is an adventure not to be missed. Join John and Janet Foster in a brisk, invigorating expedition to the high

Arctic. Relax (with hot coffee) in the comfort of the warm community hall and watch the frosty scenes unfold! All are welcome at the Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Road, (north of Belleville) on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. There is no charge, but donations at the door will be gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Hastings Stewardship Council at 613-478-6875.

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

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


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Bulls extend winning streak

front of the net, and he made no mistake in giving Peterborough the lead with 12 minutes gone in the second. However, the Bulls looked to be finally getting into stride after nearly scoring on a powerplay a minute later, and with a fiveon-three powerplay opportunity soon after finally cracked Petes goaltender Andrew DAgostini. Graovac scored his first goal of the night and 33rd of the season with a wicked snapshot, and before time had run out on the original penalty the Bulls struck again. Zharkov scored his 19th of the year with only 44 seconds left in the second period, and the Bulls held a 2 - 1 lead heading into the final frame. Twenty-nine seconds into the third period, the Bulls were at it again. Graovac was all alone when he jumped on a stray puck in the offensive zone, and with his team-leading 34th goal of the season the Bulls took a comfortable 3 - 1 lead. Peterborough had their chance to close the gap with a powerplay not long after, but the Bulls pulled away down the stretch. Zharkov made the score 4 - 2 with 12 minutes remaining, and after Peterborough pulled back within two on Pierog’s second of the night, Cramarossa put the game on ice when he scored the Bulls third powerplay goal of the night and make the score 5 - 2 Belleville. Subban made 36 saves in the

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win, and the Bulls travelled to Ottawa the following night to take on the 67’s. Six different Bulls players had two points, and Jordan Subban scored the game-winning powerplay goal late in the second period to give Belleville a 6 - 3 win over Ottawa. The Bulls were 2 for 7 on the powerplay and Graovac continued his torrid scoring pace against his old team, having now recorded 27 points in 20 games with Belleville since being acquired from Ottawa earlier in the season. With the win, the Bulls pushed their record to 38-14-3-3, good for 82 points on the year with ten games remaining in the regular season. The Bulls next home game takes place on Saturday, March 2, when the Niagara Ice Dogs visit the Yardmen Arena.

Bulls forward Daniil Zharkov had two goals in Belleville’s 5 - 2 win against the Peterborough Petes. Photo: Steve Jessel

Lacrosse comes to local sports scene

EMC Sports - Quinte West Canada’s oldest native sport, bagataway better known as lacrosse, is about to hit the Quinte West sports scene. Local businessman Elmer Stevenson is taking the idea of establishing the Quinte Lacrosse League off the drawing board and putting it into action. Stevenson began formulating the idea after talking with Duncan Armstrong following the 2011 Kraft Celebra-


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tion Tour. During his visit to Wallaceburg, Armstrong had witnessed their lacrosse operation in action and felt youth in Quinte West were missing out on a sports experience. Stevenson, a former player himself, having played for Peterborough and Deseronto, decided to investigate what it would take to establish lacrosse in Quinte West. Last year Stevenson ran a camp that was geared toward introducing youth to the game. This spring, Stevenson will be building on last year’s camp to promoting the game. When asked about the setup for the program, Steven-

son said, “Kids will be divided into three age groupings and during each time slot, they will be put through a series of skills and drills followed by a non-contact scrimmage.” Stevenson is excited about the prospect of entering teams with the Ontario Lacrosse Association in the future but for the time being, plans are geared toward establishing a local broad base interest in the game. “Lacrosse has a lot of similarities between hockey, basketball and soccer which should help kids adapt to the game quickly,” remarked Stevenson.

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EMC Sports - The Belleville Bulls entered Saturday’s action with a two-point edge over the Barrie Colts for first place in the Eastern Conference, and with back-to-back victories over the Peterborough Petes and the Ottawa 67’s the Bulls exited the weekend riding a season-high nine-game winning streak. The Bulls kicked off their weekend when they hosted Peterborough at the Yardmen Arena on Saturday, February 23. Joseph Cramarossa recorded four points, Daniil Zharkov and Tyler Graovac each had two goals and the Bulls overcame a second-period deficit to claim a 5 - 2 win over the visiting Petes. The cellar-dwelling Petes were fresh off a 6 - 3 thrashing of the third-place Oshawa Generals two nights before, and some of that confidence certainly carried over to the first period against the Bulls. Peterborough outshot the Bulls 20 - 12 in the opening frame as Belleville looked a bit sluggish in the offensive zone. Malcolm Subban was solid in net, however, and the game entered the intermission scoreless through 20 minutes. Neither team was able to find many scoring chances to start the second period, but Peterborough was the team to break the deadlock. A pretty piece of passing left Petes forward Stephen Pierog alone in

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Quinte West Hawks circling four provincial championships By Ray Yurkowski

Despite the acrobatics from Uxbridge Stars goaltender Cody Northover, Quinte West Midget Hawks team captain Andy Paul adds another goal in a home-ice OMHA play-off victory on the weekend. Paul notched a hat trick in the 7 - 2 win. Photo: Ray Yurkowski

“They seemed very eager to get going last week at practice.” With a record of nine wins in a row throughout the playoffs, you can understand why. The series matches last year’s semi-final contend-

ers when the Hawks won a hard-fought battle in three straight games. Although, it was closer than it sounds; games one and three went into overtime. On Sunday, the Hawks won it 4 - 3. Nick Jones (two),

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Adam Blakely and Andrew White powered the offence with assists from Matt Tedford and Jaydon Hamilton. Goaltender Tyler Freeman earned the win in net. But it wasn’t easy. The Hawks scored first but the Colts scored three by the end of the first period. Call it a wake-up call. “After the first, we settled down and controlled most of the play after,” said Sheil. The Bantam Hawks are at home, at the Duncan McDonald Arena, for game two (4 p.m. on March 3) and, if necessary, game four (7 p.m. on March 9). The Novice Hawks defeated the Cobourg Cougars in

three straight games, including two shutouts, in their semi-final series last week in the quest for an OMHA east championship. Dawson Douglas (four), Jack Kelly (three), Cole Stevenson (three), Nathan Bassett (two), Ethan Quick (two), Kendrick Webster (two) and Jacob Parsons provided the firepower in 8 - 0, 5 - 3 and 4 - 0 wins with assists from Douglas (five), Lucas Harbour (three), Webster (three), Bassett, Abigail Hicks, Kelly, Quick, Parsons and Parker Stewart. Goaltender Dylan Prinzen picked up the shutout wins in game one and three with Cole Kirby earning the win in game two.

In the other semi-final match up, one thing is a lock; the Stars will advance to the OMHA eastern final. The only question is whether it’ll be the Napanee Stars or the Uxbridge Stars. The wait could be over as soon as this weekend for the Juvenile Hawks to resume their bid for a repeat provincial title. Since winning the OMHA semi-final series against the Napanee Stars on February 16, they’ve been waiting to see which team they will be facing in the championship final. The East Gwillimbury Eagles will take a two-game lead into game three of the best-of-five series this weekend on home ice.



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EMC Sports - Trenton After splitting the first two games of their best-of-five OMHA play-off series against the Uxbridge Stars, the Quinte West Midget Hawks found themselves on the road last week for game three, a match up they lost 2 - 1. Cole Hamilton scored the lone goal for the Quinte West squad. Back at home on Saturday night and facing elimination, the Hawks watched the Stars take an early lead halfway through the opening period. But that was about all the Uxbridge fans had to cheer about. The Hawks tallied two in the final two minutes, added one in the second period and four more in the third for a 7 - 2 victory to tie the series. Andy Paul (three), Mason Conley, Hamilton, T.J. Patterson and Cameron Sager scored the goals with assists from Jordan Boutilier (three), Alex Leclerc and Sager. That set up game five the next day at the Uxbridge arena. “We have to find a way to play our home game in their arena,” said coach Ken Chesher, after the game. “We haven’t played well there at all; we lost both games by late goals, but we have an opportunity and that’s all we can ask for.” And when opportunity knocked, the Hawks answered with a 3 - 1 win. Boutilier, Patterson, Paul tallied for the Hawks with assists from Sager (two), Boutilier, Hamilton, Will Lamoureux and Patterson. Goaltender Kevin Valdes picked up both wins in net. The Major Bantam Hawks started their best-of-five provincial semi-final series with a single game last weekend, on the road, against the Barrie Colts. For both coaching staffs, it was a question of keeping the play-off momentum going as both clubs swept through their quarterfinal series. Along with that, most of the remaining quarter-finals wrapped up over the weekend. “We were glad to get started this weekend, rather than waiting until next, as the kids have been on a roll,” said Hawks coach Ted Sheil.



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

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

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

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

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



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Quinte maple producers tap into spring By Diane Sherman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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EMC News - Brighton The Friends of Presquâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ile Provincial Park are in construction mode once again. The latest projectâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;removing and replacing about 2,000 feet of old boardwalk along the Jobesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Woods trailâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;will be built to the same standard as the marsh boardwalk, another Friends project completed in 2010. The small sections of boardwalk along the trail span hollows that fill with water every spring to become breeding grounds for a great number of amphibians and invertebrates that can live, or at least breed, nowhere else says park naturalist David Bree. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It may seem that a water body that dries up every year wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be good for much,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In par-

ticular, fish canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t colonize these habitats, but it is precisely the lack of fish that makes these pools so valuable. Fish are top predators and many aquatic creatures canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t survive where fish hang out.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forest vernal pools have been recognized throughout eastern North America as an endangered habitat,â&#x20AC;? added Bree. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jobesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Woods is Presquâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old-growth forest and the boardwalks on the trail cross some excellent vernal pools.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new Jobesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Woods trail and boardwalk is especially valuable for gaining access to these ponds without disturbing the habitats and protecting those species at risk,â&#x20AC;? said Friends spokesperson Peter Alker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All without getting your feet wet.â&#x20AC;?

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The $80,000 project will see volunteers replace the old, rotting boardwalks with new ones constructed with Trex, a woodalternative product made from reclaimed plastic and wood, materials that would otherwise go unused into landfills. It is extremely weather-resistant and will never rot, crack or splinter. As well, the new boardwalk will be made wider for better accessibility. Completion of the project is expected before the end of the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t promise a finish date as we have to stop for breeding season of the stuff in the pools and when the bugs are at their worst,â&#x20AC;? said Alker. The trail is the secondmost used in the park after the marsh boardwalk.

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

Weekend Canadian Firearms and Hunter Safety Course, March 22-24 at the Thurlow Community Centre in Thurlow. To reserve a seat or to challenge the PAL exam, please contact Dave Taylor, (613)478-2302 or Ron Hutchinson (613)968-3362. No phone calls after 8 p.m.

‘WEDDING FAIRE’ on March 3, 2013 being held at the Belleville Fish & Game Club, 170 Elmwood Drive, Belleville from 11- 4. Grand prize of $500 plus other great prizes. Over 30 exhibitors. Everyone Welcome.

FIREWOOD DRY SEASONED hardwood. Cut and split. We have it stored inside. Delivery available at additional cost. Call Greg Davis 613-478-2103. Also spring fencing coming up. Cedar posts, poles and rails.(new) Log Length Firewood. Truck load. Approx. 8 cords. Winter sale- $1,100 delivered. We also buy standing timber anytime. 1-888-917-9663 “WOOD”. Number one hardwood log length firewood for sale. $1050/truck load or $2000/truck and trailer. Tax & delivery included. (613)771-0345. Seasoned firewood. $120/half cord load. 613-969-7525.

AUTO-GO-GO CART Battery operated. Folding to go on plane’s. Just like new $800 obo Call 613-395-4925 or leave message. Call Joss Satellite for all your Shaw Direct and Xplornet internet needs. Fast and friendly service. 705-778-2230. 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. DirecTV Satellite channels. Free receiver. Premium pkg. all channels. $100.00 per month. Call 613-848-1049, 10 am-9.00 pm. 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. FOR SALE Estate Lots. 4 each. Beautiful area. 1.5 to Brighton, fabulous course, 401. Lot 1261X150 Cty 26 613-475-2544

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LISLE, John Raymond

Passed away peacefully on Thursday February 7, 2013 one week before his 88th birthday at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Mary Lisle (nee Wells). Loving father of Kathleen Lisle (Harry Tim), Christopher Lisle (Cat Duly-Lisle), and Timothy Lisle. Beloved grandpa of Gregory and Kevin. Survived by siblings Bernice McKeown, Betty Jean”B.J.” McHugh, Robert “Bob” Lisle (Tine), Fran Spencer (Jake Dal), Claire “Chuck” Lisle (Doreen) and predeceased by sisters Marie Young and Madeline Simpson. Remembered by many nieces & nephews. A Private family Funeral Service was held at the Weaver Family Funeral Home, Campbellford ON. on February 9, 2013. Cremation followed and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in the Spring. In lieu of flowers donations to the Stanwood United Church or the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at CL421425

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


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

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

Nov. 2, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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Room in executive home. No smoking. Parking. $430/mth. Suitable for working person. 613-967-2744.


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

Factory incentive on the ECL 1400.

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



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


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


Kenmau Ltd.



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

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



Near CFB TreNToN


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


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

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

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


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



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



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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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



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


Barrett’s Farm & Family Centre

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

Crew Foreman • General Labourer

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by noon, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013 to:

Human Resources 35 Alice Street Brighton, ON K0K 1H0

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

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

Book your classifieds online at or call 613-966-2034 ext 560 B10

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

Invites applications for an

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

FSCO Lic# M08002475 Broker# 10202 Independently Owned and Operated

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

Give Your Old Stuff a New Life

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



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


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Personal information and any supporting material is obtained and used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


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The Municipality of Brighton wishes to acknowledge and thank all candidates for your interest in responding to this posting, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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Office Phone Number – 613.394.4244


Tender Submissions must arrive prior to March 15, 2013

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The separate tenders are for the following two services. You may bid on one or both tenders as they will be awarded either together or separately depending on the merits of each submission.



Hard copies of each tender may be picked up at the church office at 9 Byron Street, Trenton Ontario K8V 6S2 or can be mailed to you. They can also be emailed to your company at your request by contacting the following email address:

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

By email: Fax: 613-961-7998


Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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